Too many games end in either premature draw offers or resignations. Fighting in the endgame is a skill that can help players rack up those extra points. Alisa Melekhina analyzes two of her own games, one in which she drew a pawn down, and another in which she pulled off a win in an equal rook ending. The viewers are led through four major principles that can be applied in their own endgames: mentally adapt to a change in the position; resist by preventing your opponent from executing their only winning plan; take advantage of complacency; make your opponent make decisions. Even if a position is theoretically drawn, players should not discount the practical chances that they can create.
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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 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
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
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 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 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 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
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.
Chess Life Magazine - February 2010 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 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.
Chess Life Magazine - March 2000 Issue
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.
Chess Life Magazine - March 2002 Issue
The March 2004 Issue of Chess Life Magazine features an article on former World Champion Anatoly Karpov opening up chess schools in Kansas and playing in a tournament there. There's also an article on Varuzhan Akobian making his final GM norm.
Chess Life Magazine - March 2004 Issue
The March 2006 Issue of Chess Life Magazine looks at the Americans at the 2006 World Cup. Gata Kamsky is featured on the cover, but there are more players than Kamsky discussed. There is also an interview with Kamsky included.
Chess Life Magazine - March 2006 Issue
The March 2009 Issue of Chess Life Magazine, content includes an article about FM Robby Adamson's Catalina Foothills (AZ) Chess Team, which has won 7 national titles in the span of five years. It also features...
* The Kasparov Chess Foundation - World Champion Garry Kasparov's training America's best and brightest scholastic chess players in New York.
* Extensive coverage of the Pan-American Intercollegiate Championship and a 2007 Absolute Correspondence Championship.
Chess Life Magazine - March 2009 Issue
The March 2010 Issue of Chess Life Magazine, with extensive coverage of the 2009 World Team Championship in which the United States Men's Team won a silver medal. It also includes converage of the 2009 London event, in which 2-time US Champion Hikaru Nakamura battled against the world's top players and also remembers the 2002 Golden Knights Correspondence Championship.
Chess Life Magazine - March 2010 Issue
GM Larry Evans was a gaint not just of American Chess, but also of American chess journalism. In this remberance issue, former Chess Life editor Larry Parr profiles his friend and colleague, GM Andy Soltis tells us why Evans was important to the chess community, Burce Pandolfini gives us a 1959 U. S. Championship game Evans played against Arthur Bisguier, and GM Pal Benko gives examples of Evans' endgame virtuosity. Also, in "First Moves" we look back at Evans' own iconic column, "Evans on Chess."
Chess Life magazine - March 2011 Issue
The April 2003 Issue of Chess Life Magazine takes a look at the big high-tech match between Kasparov and Karpov held at the heart of Times Square in New York City, won by Karpov. There is also an interview with Karpov. Also included is a look back at San Antonio 1972 by Bent Larsen.
Chess Life Magazine - April 2003 Issue
The April 2006 Issue of Chess Life Magazine has an exclusive article on the 2006 North American Open, won by GM Hikaru Nakamura. There is also an article on Gata Kamsky, who struggled to try and find his old form in the 2006 super-tournament at Corus.
Chess Life Magazine - April 2006 Issue
The April 2009 Issue of Chess Life Magazine, content includes an article on Ray Robson, one of the US' top scholastic players and his dominating performance at the 2007 Miami Open. It also features...
* Biography and game analysis of the 2009 North American Open Champion, GM Giorgi Kacheishvili.
* Extensive coverage of the 2008 K-12 National Scholastic Championship, in which New York state players dominated the field.
* The USCF Executive Board Candidate Statements.
* Former USCF Executive Director Al Lawrence discusses the USCF's 4th Decade (1969-1978) in the USCF History section.
Chess Life Magazine - April 2009 Issue
The April 2010 Issue of Chess Life Magazine provides in-depth coverage of the top Chess tournament from across the United States - and the World! This includes
* Coverage of the 2010 Wijk Aan Zee Tournament, in which American Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura Grand Slam debut was overshadowed by the brilliant play of the Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen
* The 2009 National K-12 Championship in Dallas, TX
* The 2009 North American Open in Las Vegas, NV.
Chess Life Magazine - April 2010 Issue
GM Hikaru Nakamura is no longer just one of the big boys. Now he is beating the big boys. Read GM Ian Rogers' report on the U.S.' top-ranked player's stirring victory above the world's best in Vijkaan Zee the Netherlands. This, plus a lot more!
Chess Life Magazine - April 2011 Issue
The May 2000 Issue of Chess Life Magazine features famous trainer and American Master Bruce Pandolfini. There are also articles on the Cannes 2000 tournament and games from Corus 2000. Also, there is an interview with famous chess dad, Fred Waitzkin.
Chess Life Magazine - May 2000 Issue
The May 2002 Issue of Chess Life Magazine features the 2002 U.S. Championships, won by GM Larry Christiansen and WGM Jennifer Shahade. There is also an interview with new FIDE World Champion Ruslan Ponomariov and a look at the 2002 Corus super-tournament won by Evgeny Bareev.
Chess Life Magazine - May 2002 Issue
The May 2004 Issue of Chess Life Magazine has a cover story entitled The results are in? How Fide ratings have changed over 33 years. It looks at the radical changes in FIDE ratings, particularly covering the topic of rating inflation. There are also articles on the Bermuda Invitational and the 2004 Corus super-tournament, where GM Hikaru Nakamura had an impressive performance in the B section.
Chess Life Magazine - May 2004 Issue
The May 2005 Issue of Chess Life Magazine features a cover story entitled The Sacred Game , which looks at the history of the game of chess and how it has evolved through the years. There is also an article on the USCF finances, and some tournament report.
Chess Life Magazine - May 2005 Issue
The May 2009 Issue of Chess Life Magazine
This issue includes..
* Comprehensive Coverage of the Gata Vessilin Topalov vs. Gata Kamsky - World Championship Candidates' Match
* Comprehensive Coverage of the 2009 U.S. Amateur Team Championship
* The 2009 U.S. Chess Championship Preview
Chess Life Magazine - May 2009 Issue
The May 2010 Issue of Chess Life Magazine provides in-depth coverage of the 2010 Amateur Team Chess Championships. In addition, it also includes a preview of the 2010 US Chess Championship and a must-read article by NM Dan Heisman on what it's like to teach Chess to Howard Stern, and even includes analysis of 3 of the shock jock's games.
Chess Life Magazine - May 2010 Issue
The May 1997 Issue of Chess Life Magazine looks at the effort of Anatoly Karpov and Senator Ted Kennedy to get chess in the schools and on the internet. Included inside are articles on the 1997 Pan-Am Championships, the 1996 North American Open, the 1996 Eastern Open, won by FM Emory Tate, and Tal Shaked earning his first GM norm.
Chess Life Magazine - May 1997 Issue
The June 2001 Issue of Chess Life Magazine focuses on the match between the U.S. and China held in Seattle. There is round-by-round coverage and annotated games. Also included is a look back to the 1976 Manila Interzonal. Also, there are articles on the U.S. amateur Team Championships and 2001 Corus super-tournament.
Chess Life Magazine - June 2001 Issue
The June 2003 Issue of Chess Life Magazine examines the high-profile Kasparov vs. Deep Junior match held in New York City. There is also a write-up on the 2003 US Amateur Team Tournaments.
Chess Life Magazine - June 2003 Issue
An astronaut and two world champions (one a certain Russian presidential candidate) came to Nashvilleamong other chess starsto help make the SuperNationals IV an electrifying success for over 5,200 scholastic chess players. This article, and much more, can be found in this issue of Chess Life.
Chess Life Magazine - June 2009 Issue
The June 2010 Issue of Chess Life Magazine provides in-depth coverage of the 2010 Eastern Open. In addition, it also includes a review of the 2006 Electronic Knights Championship, the 2010 All-American Team and the 2010 Samford Fellowship that was awarded to 18-year old Grandmaster Robert Hess (who is featured on the cover.)
Chess Life Magazine - June 2010 Issue
The July 2005 Issue of Chess Life Magazine looks at GM Hikaru Nakamura's impressive win at the 2005 Foxwoods Open. There is also an article by Jon Jacobs on "The Trojan Horse Draw Offer", discussing the potential psychological advantages to offering your higher rated opponent a draw in certain circumstances.
Chess Life Magazine - July 2005 Issue