Finegold Ties for 1st at Saint Louis Open

GM Wesley So, GM Georg Meier, GM Manuel Leon Hoyos, and GM Ben Finegold emerged victorious at the Bill Wright Saint Louis Open. GM Finegold will be participating in the 2013 U.S. Championship held in Saint Louis May 2-13.

U.S. House, Senate Recognize Saint Louis as Nation’s Chess Capital

Reps. William “Lacy” Clay and Blaine Luetkemeyer and Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt introduced resolutions in the U.S. House and Senate recognizing Saint Louis as the Nation’s Chess Capital.

Kaidanov Inducted into U.S. Chess Hall of Fame

GM Gregory Kaidanov will be inducted into the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame at an induction ceremony scheduled on May 2. The induction will coincide with the opening ceremony of the 2013 U.S. Championship & U.S. Women's Championship.

2013 U.S. Championships Celebrate 5 Years in Saint Louis

The fields are set for both the 2013 U.S. Championship and 2013 U.S. Women’s Championship, scheduled to be held simultaneously May 2 through May 13 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL).

Dates, Format Set for 2013 U.S. Championships in Saint Louis

The CCSCSL will host the 2013 U.S. Championship and 2013 U.S. Women’s Championship simultaneously May 2 through May 13. This marks the fifth consecutive year that each of these prestigious events will be held in Saint Louis.

U.S. Teams Miss Medals in Istanbul

The U.S. finished in 5th place in the open section of the Olympiad after a last-round win over Poland, and the U.S. Women's team finished in 10th place after a last-round win over Israel.

U.S. Teams Stumble in Round 10

After a truly inspirational victory in round 9 against the No. 1 seed Russia, the U.S. stumbled in a loss to China. The U.S. Women's team was also unable to move up in the rankings after drawing Mongolia.

U.S. Teams Keep Momentum with Round 8 Wins

In the open section, the U.S. team vaulted itself into 4th place overall with a win against Macedonia while the U.S. women scored a badly needed win over the Philipines to creep back into medal contention.

U.S. Teams Win in Round 7 to Stay in Medal Contention

Both U.S. teams scored badly needed victories in round 7 of the 40th World Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey.

U.S. Draws Germany, Women Beat Canada

The U.S. team scored a draw against the German team in round 6, which helped keep their medal chances alive and the U.S. Women also greatly improved its chances with a victory over Canada.