Chess Life Magazine
Vasily Smyslov was one of the most beloved of grandmasters. Even Bobby Fischer tempered his hatred of the Soviets when considering Smyslov.Smyslov was a multi-faceted world champion, but in this issue we focus on his contributions to opening theory. Russell Potter cares deeply about Smyslov's memory, and you will to after you read about the man and study the given examples.Read this article, the Olympiad 2010, and much more in the January issue of Chess Life.
Chess Life Magazine - January 2011 Issue
The February 2009 Issue of Chess Life Magazine
This issue includes..
* Comprehensive Coverage of the 2008 Chess Olympiad, in which both the US Mens' and Womens' teams won bronze!
* An intereview with America's newest Grandmaster, GM Larry Kaufman.
* Comprehensive Coverage of the 2008 Pan-Am Continental Championship, a World Cup Qualifier Event.
* Comprehensive Coverage of the 2008 American Open, won by GM Melikset Khachiyan
Chess Life Magazine - February 2009 Issue
Steven Zierk's 2010 will be a memorable year for him no matter how long his chess career lasts. After winning the Denker Tournament of High School Champions this past year in California, he travelled almost 7,000 miles away to Greece to lead the U.S. team by earning a gold medal at the World Youth Championship, GM John Fedorowicz writes about the team's efforts in this edition of Chess Life magazine. This, plus a lot more!
Chess Life Magazine - February 2011 Issue
The U. S. Amateur Team East, also known now as the World Amateur Championship, continues to be the most popular chess festival on the USCF tournament calendar. Read Al Lawrence's report in this month's issues of Chess Life. Also in this month, Gata Kamsky faces Veselin Topalov in Kazan, Russia in the opening round of the Candidate Matches. As he contemplated the road to a potential 2012 World Championship match against Viswanathan Anand, Kamsky sat down to talk about past misconceptions, his preparations, and his planned retirement from competitive chess. This, plus a lot more!
Chess Life Magazine - May 2011 Issue
College chess continues to grow in the U. S., and perhaps nothing illustrates this trend more than Texas Tech's stirring vicotry in the Final Four event. The faces on the front cover are from Betsy Dynako's collegiate photo essay from the 2010 Pan Am. These articles, and much more, can be found in the June issue of Chess Life.
Chess Life Magazine - June 2011 Issue
The Evolution of Correspondence ChessPerhaps no area of chess has changed more dramatically due to the rise of technology than has correspondence chess. Chess Life Magazine cover artist, Jon Cannell, pays tribute to this, showing the evolution from postal to correspondence chess from postcards to laptops.
Chess Life Magazine - August 2011 Issue
Kings vs. Queens and the Opening of the World Chess Hall of Fame
The World Chess Hall of Fame will open in its new location, St. Louis, on September 9th. In conjuction with the opening, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, across the street, will host a unique team event, Kings vs. Queens: A Battle of the Sexes.Learn more about this event, and much more, in the September issue of Chess Life Magazine.
Chess Life Magazine - September 2011 Issue
The October 2010 Issue of Chess Life includes in-depth coverage of the 2010 US Women's Chess Championship and includes an interview with the champion, Irina Krush. It also includes coverage of the 2010 Junior Closed Championship and the 2010 World Open Tournaments.
Chess Life Magazine - October 2010 Issue
The number of options out there, for playing chess on your mobile device, can be bewildering. FM Mike Klein, winner this year of the "Best Tournament Report" category in the Chess Journalists of America awards - for his reporting from the 2010 U.S. Championships, help guide you through the choices. Read this article, and much more, in the October issue of Chess Life Magazine.
Chess Life Magazine - October 2011 Issue
The November 2010 Issue of Chess Life includes in-depth coverage of the 2010 US Open Champion and includes an in-depth interview with champion GM Alejandro Ramirez. It also features a look back at the 1960 World Team Chess Championship, the first and only time the US team won the Championship ahead of the powerhouse USSR.
Chess Life Magazine - November 2010 Issue
The Queen of Katwe - A Virginia Ministry uses chess to reveal the potential of the poorest of the poor.
Chess Life Magazine - November 2012 Issue
2861! Magnus Carlsen wins his second Grand Slam Final then later breaks Kasparov's record for the highest rating.
Chess Life Magazine - January 2013 Issue
GOLD! Samuel Sevian and Kayden Troff win big in Slovenia
Chess Life Magazine - February 2013 Issue
Slugfest in Seattle-GM Varuzhan Akobian Leades sluggers to USCL Championship
Chess Life Magazine - March 2013 Issue
The January 2000 Issue of Chess Life Magazine has a cover story entitled Holiday in Harlem!. There is an interview with 1999 U.S. Champion Boris Gulko, and also games from the 1999 FIDE Knockout Finals of the World Championship, won by GM Alexander Khalifman.
Chess Life Magazine - January 2000 Issue
The January/February 2001 Issue of Chess Life Magazine has a cover story entitled Hoops and Horns in Harlem. This takes a look at the 2nd Annual Harlem Chess Film Festival. Also included are articles on the new World Champion Vladimir Kramnik's win over Garry Kasparov and Camilla Baginskaite winning the U.S. Women's Championship.
Chess Life Magazine - January/February 2001 Issue
The January 2002 Issue of Chess Life Magazine takes a look at the 2001 Dortmund tournament, won by Kramnik and Topalov. There are also articles on the Governor's Cup, won by Wojtkiewicz and Shulman, and the Continental.
Chess Life Magazine - January 2002 Issue
The January 2003 Issue of Chess Life Magazine takes a look at the match "Russia vs. the Rest of the World", in which the Rest of the World shocked the best players from Russia by winning. Games and annotations from many of the elite players in the world. There is also a profile on USCF Executive Director, Frank Niro.
Chess Life Magazine - January 2003 Issue
The January 2005 Issue of Chess Life Magazine takes a look at the U.S. Women's Team's Silver Medal performance at the 2004 Women's Chess Olympiads. The U.S. men also had a solid showing, finishing 4th. There is also an article on Vladimir Kramnik retaining the World Title against challenger Peter Leko.
Chess Life Magazine - January 2005 Issue
The January 2006 Issue of Chess Life Magazine has a special article called Chess For Peace , which features former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, former World Champion Anatoly Karpov, and former Women's World Champion Susan Polgar. Also more games and annotations from the 2005 World FIDE Championship, won by Veselin Topalov, are given.
Chess Life Magazine - January 2006 Issue
January 2007 Issue of Chess Life Magazine, content includes the University of Texas at Dallas vs. University of Belgrade correspondence match, USCF 2003 Absolute Correspondence Chess Championship, Korchnoi at the World Senior Championship
Chess Life Magazine - January 2007 Issue
January 2008 Issue of Chess Life Magazine, content includes a look at the most recent U.S. CC Olympiad team, Fabiano Caruana breaks record as youngest American GM
Chess Life Magazine - January 2008 Issue
The January 2009 Issue of Chess Life Magazine, content includes GM Gregor Kaidanov's numerous successes in chess, Viswanathan Anand defeats GM Vladimir Kramnik for world championship title
Chess Life Magazine - January 2009 Issue
The January 2010 Issue of Chess Life Magazine focuses on Women in Chess and includes an extensive interview with 3-time US Women's Champion IM Anna Zatonskih, an excerpt from World Women's Champion Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk's new book, Diary of a Chess Queen and coverage of the 2009 US Women's Open Chess Championship.
Chess Life Magazine - January 2010 Issue
Most USCF state affiliates' state championship is the premier event on their calendar. North Carolina has been implementing some innovative strategies in their championship, and the North Carolina Open, that may benefit other organizations. FM Mike Klein reports beginning on page 26.Read this article, and much more, in the January 2012 issue of Chess Life Magazine.
Chess Life Magazine - January 2012 Issue
The January 1990 Issue of Chess Life Magazine, which features an in-depth write-up on the 1990 Candidates SemiFinals for the right to face World Champion Garry Kasparov. The featured matches were Anatoly Karpov vs. Artur Yusupov and Jan Timman vs. Jon Speelman. Karpov and Timman won, giving them the right to face each other to determine who would face Kasparov for the title.
Chess Life Magazine - January 1990 Issue
The January 1994 Issue of Chess Life Magazine features the 90th birthday celebration for the Dean of Chess - George Koltanowski. There are also articles on the Kasparov-Short World Championship match, the Karpov-Timman match, the 1993 Annual Rating list and the third part in a series of articles on the SKA Biel Interzonal.
Chess Life Magazine - January 1994 Issue
The January 1996 Issue of Chess Life Magazine takes an in-depth look into the 1995 PCA World Championship, won by Kasparov over Anand. There are also tournament reports on the 1995 World Junior Championship, the U.S. Class Championship, the U.S. Senior Championship, and the Hamburg Chess Festival.
Chess Life Magazine - January 1996 Issue
The January 1997 Issue of Chess Life Magazine has a cover story entitled From Scrap Iron to Art - Abana. This talks about the Abana Chess Set, put together by blacksmiths. Inside there is an article on this interesting concept. There are also articles on The Continental Open(won by Serper), thew Governor's Cup, and the Dallas Pinfork Grand Prix.
Chess Life Magazine - January 1997 Issue
The January 1998 Issue of Chess Life Magazine looks at the 1998 World Team Championship, which saw the U.S. team finish with an impressive Silver Medal showing. There is also an article looking back at the brief history of the World Championship. There are also tournament reports on the Pacific Coast Open, Western States Open, and National K-12 Championships.
Chess Life Magazine - January 1998 Issue
The January 1999 Issue of Chess Life Magazine features GM Nick de Firmian, winner of the 1998 U.S. Championship for the 3rd time. There are also articles on the Manhattan International(won by GM Georgi Kacheishvili), the Western States Open(won by GM Alex Goldin), and 1998 World Youth Championships, and the Hoogovens Tournament(won by Judith Polgar). There is also a tribute to Leonid Stein.
Chess Life Magazine - January 1999 Issue
The February 2002 Issue of Chess Life Magazine features a cover story entitled New York's Finest Serve, Protect, & Play!. This takes a look at the 3rd annual Harlem Chess Festival, Also included are looks at the Armed Forces Open, the Western States Open, and an interview with IM and famous author Jeremy Silman.
Chess Life Magazine - February 2002 Issue
The February 2003 Issue of Chess Life Magazine features the huge Man vs. Machine match, the "Brains in Bahrain", featuring Braingames World Champion Vladimir Kramnik and silicon monster, Fritz. There are also articles on the Western States Open, won by Novikov, and the 2002 Governor's Cup.
Chess Life Magazine - February 2003 Issue
The February 2004 Issue of Chess Life Magazine, featuring Garry Kasparov's exciting match with super-strong program X3D Fritz, which ended in a draw. There is an in-depth article on this match with game-by-game annotations. Kasparov even writes an article himself.... on Mikhail Tal! There is also an article on the Russian Championship, won by GM Peter Svidler over a very strong field.
Chess Life Magazine - February 2004 Issue
The February 2005 Issue of Chess Life Magazine has a special feature on the 2005 U.S. Championships, won by GM Hikaru Nakamura and WGM Rusa Goletiani(in the Women's section). Nakamura, at 16, became the youngest winner of the U.S. Championship since Bobby Fischer. There is also an article on the U.S. team's showing at the World Youth Championships.
Chess Life Magazine - February 2005 Issue
The February 2006 Issue of Chess Life Magazine has a tribute on the front entitled Celebs and Soldiers. The magazine takes a look at the infant U.S. Chess League and some of the teams involved.
Chess Life Magazine - February 2006 Issue