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SPICE Cup Open 2013 – Participants

SPICE Cup Open 2013 – Participants

The 2013 SPICE Cup Open is scheduled to take place on 15-19 October, 2013, in Saint Louis, Missouri. The tournament is sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation. The SPICE Cup Open will offer $11,000 guaranteed prize fund and the opportunity to win GM/IM norms. Minimum rating (FIDE) is 2100 and the number [...]

Mississippi State Championship 2013

Mississippi State Championship 2013

The 2013 Mississippi State Championship will be held on 19-20th October at the Country Inn & Suites, 3051 White Blvd., Pearl, Mississippi 39208. The Championship will be played over five rounds of Swiss system with the time control G/85 d5 and in two sections – Open and U1400 (USCF rated). Pre-entry Fee: Adults $20 and [...]

Carlsen Wins Inaugural Sinquefield Cup in Style

Carlsen Wins Inaugural Sinquefield Cup in Style

World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen brought home a $70,000 souvenir after his first visit to the United States: The country’s finest prize in chess, the Sinquefield Cup. Article by Brian Jerauld. But he left America with an encore that made every last penny count. With the showdown between U.S. No. 1 Hikaru Nakamura and reigning [...]

1st Wright Brothers Open

1st Wright Brothers Open

The 1st Annual Wright Brothers Open is set to take place on 11-13th October in the beautiful lower level site at the Dayton Chess Club in Dayton, Ohio. The tournament will be played over five rounds of Swiss system (30/90 d5, SD/60 d5) and in three sections – Open, U1800 and U1400 The prize fund [...]

2013 US Class Championships in Houston, Texas

2013 US Class Championships in Houston, Texas

The 2013 US Class Championships are set to take place on 27-29th September at the Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport, 9100 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77017. The event will be played in eight sections, all to be completed over five rounds of Swiss system. The prize fund is $11,500 Guaranteed. Master (2200/up): $1,250-650-400 (U2400: [...]

Louisville Open 2013

Louisville Open 2013

The 6th Annual Louisville Open will take place on 20-22nd September at the Holiday Inn Southwest Fair Expo in Louisville, Kentucky 40216. The tournament will be played over five rounds of Swiss system and in four sections – Open, U2000, U1600 and U1200. The guaranteed prize fund is 8000 USD. Open Section: $1000-500-300-200, clear win [...]

Nakamura leading at halfway point of Sinquefield Cup

Nakamura leading at halfway point of Sinquefield Cup

Heading into the rest day, Nakamura stands as the front-runner with 2.5/3 points, while Carlsen trails just a half-point behind in second place. Armenia’s Levon Aronian sits in third with 1/3 after battling to a draw with reigning U.S. Champion Gata Kamsky, who earned his first half-point of the tournament.

Saint Louis District Championship

Saint Louis District Championship

Saint Louis District Championship took place from 31st August to 1st September at the Chess Club & Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, 4657 Maryland Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63108. The tournament was played in one section over 5 rounds of Swiss system with the time control G/120, d5. 72 players took part in the event. [...]

Grandmasters Mitkov and Amanov share top prize in Illinois Open

Grandmasters Mitkov and Amanov share top prize in Illinois Open

The 2013 Illinois Open took place from 31st August to 2nd September at the DoubleTree Hotel, 1909 Spring Road, Oak Brook, Illinois. The tournament was held in two sections – Open and Reserve (U1800), in two playing schedules. Both sections were played over six rounds of Swiss system. The Open section had 66 participants. Grandmasters [...]

IM Michael Brooks Wins Iowa Open

IM Michael Brooks Wins Iowa Open

IM Michael Brooks of Missouri went 5-0 to win the 59th edition of the Iowa Open held August 24-25 in Coralville, Iowa. Report by Mark Capron FM Liang (WI), IM Angelo Young (IL), Petros Karagianis (IL), Robert Keating (IA), and Ziwen Zhou (IA) all scored 4 and tied for second in the 61 player Open [...]

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