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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The February 2010 Issue of Chess Life Magazine focuses on GM-Elect Ben Finegold, America's Newest Grandmaster. It also includes a tribute to Chess Life contributor Jerry Hanken and includes extensive coverage of the US Youth Team at the World Youth Championship and the UTD Thankgiving Tournament.
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!
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.
The February 1994 Issue of Chess Life Magazine features the U.S. team winning the World Team Championship in Switzerland. There are games and annotations of the American team's triumph. There are also articles on the Kasparov-Short World Championship match, the Karpov-Timman match, the 1993 FIDE Congress, the Linares super tournament, and the Western States Open.
The February 1995 Issue of Chess Life Magazine features the 1994 U.S. Interplay Championship(won by GM Boris Gulko). There is an in-depth write-up on this event. There are also articles inside on the Intel World Chess Grand Prix tournaments in London and Paris, the Harvard Cup, the Western States Open, and more tournaments.
The February 1996 Issue of Chess Life Magazine features the chess art of Mark Kostabi, who designed many sketches of chess, particularly during the 1995 World Championship match between Kasparov and Anand. There are also articles inside on the FIDE Congress and on the World Championship match.
The February 1998 Issue of Chess Life Magazine features the FIDE knockout victory of GM Vishwanathan Anand, who earned the right to face FIDE World Champion Anatoly Karpov. There are also articles on the U.S. Class Championships, the Hawaii Open, and an interview with IM Jack Peters.
The March 2000 Issue of Chess Life Magazine pays tribute to the late, great George Koltanowski, who died in 2000 at the age of 96. There are also articles on the 1999 Eastern Open(won by Alexander Ivanov) and the Pan-Am Intercollegiate Team Championships.
The March 2002 Issue of Chess Life Magazine pays a tribute to former chess great Jack Collins. There are also articles on the 2001 National youth Action Championships, the American Open, and the National Chess Congress.
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