This last year has been really tough on all of us with the COVID-19 pandemic. We are all aware of the chaos and suffering that ensued, and hope that everyone is managing to do well in these tough times.
A big portion of US Chess's revenue comes from entry fees to national tournaments, and due to the pandemic, the organization has been financially suffering. Jonathan and I decided to shift this year's tournament on Chess.com, and we had a great event, with funds raised going to US Chess. Link to the registration https://www.events4chess.com/events/?event_ID=1231
Here is our event being promoted on US Chess Federation website https://new.uschess.org/news/chess-helps-fundraiser-us-chess
171 players from all around the world participated including GM Panchanathan, GM Sadorra, GM Subramanian, and WIM Marinello to name a few. Thank you very much for supporting US Chess and hope you had fun doing it.
Here is the link to the livestream of the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOTuVaPSN-c
Jonathan and I would like to thank each and everyone of you for your support. Special thanks to Michelle Martinez for setting up the tournament on Chess.com and taking care of the event registration. Thanks also to Jonathan Schacter, for giving us free event registration for the players on events4chess.com. Finally, thank you to all the folks who donated.
Here is a letter Jonathan and I received from US Chess: