You can do it!
The December 2013 issue of Chess Life for Kids is here! Chess Detective, Arabian Knights, Tournament Life and more in the latest issue of Chess Life for Kids!!
Chess Life For Kids Magazine - December 2013 Issue
The December 2013 issue of Chess Life features in-depth coverage of the 2013 Sinquefield Cup Tournament, as well as the coverage 2013 U.S. Masters Chess Tournament and articles from GM Soltis, NM Pandolfini and much more!
Chess Life Magazine - December 2013 Issue
The November 2013 issue of Chess Life features a celebration of the life of GM Pal Benko, as well as a review of the book "The Dark Knight System" and articles from GM Soltis, NM Pandolfini and much more!
Chess Life Magazine - November 2013 Issue
The October 2013 issue of Chess Life focuses on the life and columns of GM Pal Benko, who celebrates both his 85th birthday and his 45th anniversary of being a Chess Life contributing author. It also features articles about GM-Elect Daniel Naroditsky and the 2013 World Open Chess tournament.
Chess Life Magazine - October 2013 Issue
Scouts make the right move
The October 2013 issue of Chess Life for Kids is here! Scouts make the right move, the National Online Invitational Championship, Chess Detective, Arabian Knights, Tournament Life and more in the latest issue of Chess Life for Kids!!
Chess Life For Kids Magazine - October 2013 Issue
As Dortmund celebrated 40 years of international top-level chess, Vladimir Kramnik was the obvious star to watch. On any given day, the Russian’s score would have sufficed for an eleventh trophy, but not at the 41st Sparkassen Chess Meeting, where 41-year-old Mickey Adams baffled friend and foe, and himself, with a dream score of 7 out of 9.
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The September 2013 issue of Chess Life focuses on the collecting of rare and valuable chess sets. This includes an article on the Johnathan Crumiller collection, as well as an article by Frank A. Camaratta, Jr. on the origins ofthe Wedgwood Carrara Staunton pieces.
Chess Life Magazine - September 2013 Issue
Chess Life-July 2013 Topics include: K factor- Kamsky, Krush conquer the competition at the 2013 U.S. Championship 20 Years ago this month: we look back at the release of Searching for Bobby Fischer Merit Mates-Scouts gather at Virginia Beach, Virgina to work on the scouting chess merit badge As well as practical game advice and analysis.
Chess Life Magazine - August 2013 Issue
Pay attention, big brother...
The August 2013 issue of Chess Life for Kids is here! Simple attacking plans, Chess Detective, Arabian Knights, Tournament Life and more in the latest issue of Chess Life for Kids!!
Chess Life For Kids Magazine - August 2013
As Boris Gelfand deservedly claimed one of his biggest successes ever, the rest of the old guard at the Tal Memorial failed dramatically. Struggling from day one, Vishy Anand and Vladimir Kramnik sensationally ended up at the bottom of the table. Magnus Carlsen finished in second place, but the Norwegian criticized his play as 'too indifferent'. Hikaru Nakamura proudly led the field after six rounds and then collapsed completely.
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Chess Life-July 2013 Topics include: A tribute to GM Robert Byrne (1928-2013) Chessplayers with disabilities: The 2013 All-Girls NationalChampionships in Chicago As well as practical game adviceand analysis.
Chess Life Magazine - July 2013 Issue
Supernational V-5,335 play in the largest USCF Tournament Ever Atulya Shetty-K-12 Section Champion Candidates' Tournament: GM Ian Rogers on GM Magnus Carsen's win in an epic tournament
Chess Life Magazine - June 2013 Issue
The End is Nigh...Maybe!
The June 2013 issue of Chess Life for Kids is here! How to win and Endgame, Chess Detective, Arabian Knights, Tournament Life and more in the latest issue of Chess Life for Kids!!
Chess Life For Kids Magazine - June 2013
The U.S. Amateur Teams- We travel North, South, East and West to cover the most popular event on the USCF Calendar. Princeton University takes top honors in New Jersey.
Chess Life Magazine - May 2013 Issue
The Resolute GM- He is now one of the world's elite players, but has Hikaru Nakamura topped out? 2012 was a tumultuous year for the current U.S. Champion. Competing in 11 major events all over the world, Hikaru logged more air miles than most people earn in a lifetime. Macauley Peterson followed him to eight tournaments in six countries for Chess Life's profile.
Chess Life Magazine - April 2013 Issue
Slugfest in Seattle-GM Varuzhan Akobian Leades sluggers to USCL Championship
Chess Life Magazine - March 2013 Issue
GOLD! Samuel Sevian and Kayden Troff win big in Slovenia
Chess Life Magazine - February 2013 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
The world's most widely read chess agazine closes 2012 by looking way back-through John White's collection of chess memrabilia, one of the largest of it's kind! Also inside is the 2012 CJA awards, honoring contributions to chess journalism, plus the USCF Sales' holiday buying guide. As always, up-to-date events and analysis.
Chess Life Magazine - December 2012 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
GM Ivan Sokolov of the Netherlands wins 2012 World Open in Armageddon playoff over GM Alex Shabalov.
Chess Life Magazine - October 2012 Issue
GM Sam Shankland is a young man with strong opinions who is dedicated to chess improvement. Read the Chess Life interview beginning on page 16.
Chess Life Magazine - September 2012 Issue
The U.S. Championship is our premiere event each year and our coverage this month reflects this. Beginning on page 16, we have 12 pages of games, photos, and analysis featuring our champions Hikaru Nakamura and Irina Krush.Read this story and much more in the August issue of Chess Life Magazine.
Chess Life Magazine - August 2012 Issue
I.S. 318, a junior high school in Brooklyn, New York, has won the National High School team championship. This could be one of the most remarkable achievements ever in scholastic team chess.Read this story beginning on page 18 of this July issue of Chess Life Magazine.
Chess Life Magazine - July 2012 Issue
Read about Abe Wilson and Correspondence Chess in the June 2012 issue of Chess Life Magazine.
Chess Life Magazine - June 2012 Issue
Iceland has a fascination with elves. Roads have even been diverted so as not to disturb elf habitat. Yet once a year the chess world arrives in Reykjavik, including a dozen Americans this year, to face the cold, hard, reality of the 64 squares.Read about this year's Reykjavik Chess Festival, and much more, in the May 2012 issue of Chess Life Magazine.
Chess Life Magazine - May 2012 Issue
For tournament chess players, the chess clock is almost as iconic as the pieces themselves. And while digital clocks have become the clock of choice for most players, there is just something comforting about a good, old fashioned, analog clock and the excitement of seeing the little red flag rise (and fall). This edition's cover story, by Keith Ammann, begins on page 32 and looks at the numbered days of the analog clock.Read this article, and much more, in the April 2012 issue of Chess Life Magazine.Don't forget to check out our Analog Chess Clocks!
Chess Life Magazine - April 2012 Issue
GM Gregory Kaidanov scored a solid tournament win at the 38th Eastern Open i Washington, D.C. The report begins on page 16 and includes a number of pages of opening analysis for the 'openings wonks' out there.Read this article, and much more, in the March 2012 issue of Chess Life Magazine.
Chess Life Magazine - March 2012 Issue
It is hard to believe that at one time the dominant image the public had of a chess player was an old man with a long, gray beard. Perhaps he had a pipe. My, how thing s have changed. The Hip Hop Chess Federation is the latest organization combining chess with pop culture elements, in this case hip hop and martial arts. Adisa Banjoko's organization celebrates its fifth anniversary this month.Read this article, and much more, in the February 2012 issue of Chess Life Magazine.
Chess Life Magazine - February 2012 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 Saint Louis Chess center continues to lead the way not just in the U.S. but in the world with innovative chess ideas. This month we report on their Kings versus Queens battle of the sexes involving both classical chess and Chess960. See page 18 for IM Irina Krush and GM Ben Finegold's article, including some diagrams that have never before been seen on the pages of Chess Life.Read this article, and much more, in the December issue of Chess Life Magazine.
Chess Life Magazine - December 2011 Issue
Sammy Reshevsky was many things: prodigy, proud, pugnacious. And this month he would have turned 100 years old. Al Lawrence shows you all of Reshevsky's sides in his report beginning on page 40. Read this article, and much more, in the November issue of Chess Life Magazine.
Chess Life Magazine - November 2011 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
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 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
We whistle a happy tune with our cover this month, offering a nod to the Broadway classic The King and I, itself based on the novel Anna and the King of Siam. With Kamsky's third title and Zatonskih's fourth, this is truly a royal couple.We offer 20 pages of U.S. Championship coverage by Mike Klein beginning on page 16, along with bonus coverage on page 54 in GM Benko's "Endgame Lab."
Chess Life Magazine - July 2011 Issue