The US Chess Federation (US Chess) is the official governing body and not-for-profit organization for chess players and chess supporters in the United States. Our mission is to empower people through chess one move at a time. Our vision is to enrich the lives of all persons and communities through increasing the play, study, and appreciation of the game of chess. US chess represents the United States in the World Chess Federation (FIDE), connecting our members to chess players around the world. US Chess has grown to serve over 85,000 members and 2,000 affiliated chess clubs and organizations today.