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  • uscf_100
    Online Nov 2, 2011

    uscf uscf | san jose, United States

    Joined: Nov 2, 2011

  • ElkGroveCalif
    Online 28 days ago

    USCF Affiliate Elk Grove Chess Club | Elk Grove California, United States

    Joined: Aug 11, 2008

  • uscf
    Online Jun 19, 2014

    United States

    Joined: Jun 19, 2014

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  • American Woman - Part V

    batgirl Feb 15, 2017, 2:10 PM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

  • American Woman - Part IV

    batgirl Feb 1, 2017, 11:15 AM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

  • Chess And Presidential Elections

    GM Gserper Jan 21, 2017, 11:41 PM

    During the 2016 presidential election, many Americans got caught between a rock and a hard place. Indeed, since both candidates had flaws, it was very difficult to make a choice. I wish we had an...

  • American Woman - Part III

    batgirl Jan 18, 2017, 11:25 AM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

  • Do Not Misuse Your Chess Computer!

    GM Gserper Jan 14, 2017, 2:03 AM

    My favorite episode from The Prince And The Pauper happens towards the end of the story: "Speak up, good lad, and fear nothing," said the king. "How used you the Great Seal of England?" Tom stammered a moment,...

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  • #62 Phi Kappa Blanca LXII

    dl_leonine Feb 20, 2017, 7:26 AM

    << #61 Phi Kappa Blanca LXI -- #63 ?? >> Tournament #62, Phi Kappa Blanca 11/19/94NCSU Student Union, Raleigh, NCTD: Robert SingletarySection: U1800Time Control: 40/90, G/30USCF Crosstable Inside the...

  • Cracking 2000 (USCF): my point d'appui

    Milliern Feb 19, 2017, 9:39 AM

    I’m a little shocked by my recent USCF rating progress.  It’s already been a great past 12 months (2 wins vs NMs in blitz, 1 draw vs a NM in rapid, and a win and a draw vs NMs in the standard control, and one unrated...

  • The Fighting Dragon: Book Review

    Ziryab Feb 14, 2017, 9:37 AM

    The Fighting Dragon   A Book ReviewThe Fighting Dragon: How to Defeat the Yugoslav Attack (Boston: Mongoose Press, 2016) by Paul Powell is not a repertoire book. It does offer suggestions to meet White's normal...

  • MLK Classic 1/14/17

    Capa98 Feb 8, 2017, 11:21 AM

    On January 14 I partipated in the MLK Classic USCF tournament. I won the reserve section of last year's edition (my profile pic is from that tourney), but this year there were a lot more players (18 in my section...

  • Getting Ready for the State Championship

    WCM mkkuhner Feb 5, 2017, 6:51 PM

    After weeks of checking the website more or less daily, I finally have the pairings for the Washington State Championship, which begins February 11.  I had expected to have difficulty qualifying at all, but to my...

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  • 2016: The Year In Review

    News Dec 31, 2016, 10:37 AM

    For many, 2016 was a year to be forgotten. Political division and turmoil, the passing of many beloved persons, and acts of violence often dominated the news. However, in terms of chess, 2016 was a banner year....

  • Chess Makes, Costs Big Money And Other News

    NM SamCopeland Sep 17, 2016, 10:46 PM

    This month's "In Other News" is a financial cornucopia featuring a CM who broke Google's bank, the most expensive chess sets, the largest chess set, and taxation with inadequate representation. Join us for an incredible...

  • Shabalov Repeats At U.S. Open, Earns Slot At U.S. Champs

    NM SamCopeland Aug 8, 2016, 12:20 PM

    Shaba is love, Shaba is life. The popular GM Alexander Shabalov repeated last year's victory at the U.S. Open (held July 30-August 7), and once again, claimed the coveted spot at the U.S. championship. Shabalov's...

  • Nakamura The Speed Skater, Anand The Shooter, Caruana The High Jumper?

    FM MikeKlein Aug 4, 2016, 9:10 PM

    If the Fourth Annual Sinquefield Cup produces the same kind of tension and storylines as the first three editions, we're in for a fun two weeks. But before the games begin tomorrow, the players let their personalities...

  • July FIDE Ratings: Guess Who Is The New Blitz #1

    PeterDoggers Jul 1, 2016, 4:32 AM

    In the July FIDE ratings, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is the new #4 player in the world. That's the highest place he has achieved so far. Meanwhile, the blitz ratings have a surprising new #1. Now that a lots...

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