Hot Off the Chess Press

November 13, 2014 - Check out the new releases of Antics and Michael Ciamarra's coverage and analysis of the World Championship taking place now between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand.

Featured Tournaments

December 6, 2014 - Cantonment, FL- Just over the state line east of Mobile, the Panhandle Classic is a tournament with three rated sections open to USCF members and one unrated scholastic section. Click here for the tournament flyer.

December 20, 2014 - Birmingham, AL- The last major tournament of the year is the Magic City Classic, a 4-round G/70 d/5 open section in Birmingham. Three other sections with shorter game times are available to scholastic players. Click here for the tournament flyer.

There are several other tournaments scheduled between now and yearend. Locations include Birmingham, Madison, and Dothan.
Click here to see them on the ACF Chess Calendar.

Alabama State Chess Championship

Stephen Adams is the 2014 Alabama State Chess Champion

September 29, 2014 - Tuscaloosa -Tennessee's International Master Ronald Burnett (below right) won the first place cash prize for the Championship section with a perfect 5.0/5.0.

Stephen W. Adams (above left) of Birmingham took second place (4.0/5.0) and was the top Alabama competitor. Stephen has won the state scholastic championship title for the last two years. At this tournament he accomplished the rare feat finishing ahead of Alabama's top adult players for the title of 2014 Alabama State Chess Champion. Kirk Petty of Montevallo finished third with 3.5 points.

In the under 1800 section, Devon Puckett (TN) finished in first place with 4.5/5.0. Four players tied for second with 4.0 points to share the title of 2014 Alabama Reserve Champions. They are Brian McCormick(AL), Nathan Hayes(GA), Christopher Trees(AL), and Sijing Wu(AL). More.