What Is Your Chess Story?

What Is Your Chess Story?

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Jun 13, 2017

"Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today." -Robert McKee Stories can entertain, inspire, and offer experiences to relate to. Through the many mediums of storytelling available today (books, videos, spok...

The 2017 US Championships Begin!

The 2017 US Championships Begin!

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Mar 29, 2017

Defending U.S. Champion, Fabiano Caruana, at the Opening Ceremony. Photo: Eric Rosen The US Chess Championships began yesterday with an opening ceremony at the Boo Cat Club that also honored new inductees into the US Chess Hall of Fame, Edward L...

Chess Life Preview - December 2016

Chess Life Preview - December 2016

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Dec 14, 2016

Check out the articles in our latest issue, including the cover story, featuring Jeffery Xiong's impressive World Junior victory!  Don't subscribe to the print version? US Chess members can access the digital edition of Chess Life Magazine. Tabl...

Powerful US Teams Head to Olympiad in Baku

Powerful US Teams Head to Olympiad in Baku

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Aug 30, 2016

Powerful US Teams Head to Olympiad in Baku By IM John Donaldson, Team Captain  Fabiano Caruana at the U.S. Championships. Photo: Spectrum Studios Two powerful American teams will soon be heading to Baku, Azerbaijan, for the 42nd Chess Olympiad ...

Ruifeng Li Wins the National Open

Ruifeng Li Wins the National Open

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Jul 8, 2016

Organizer Janelle Losoff, Ruifeng Li, and Daniel Fridman. Photo: Tim Hanks While the prestigious National Open is usually dominated by experienced grandmasters, this year 14-year-old International Master Ruifeng Li took home the Edmondson Cu...

Chess Life Preview - June 2016

Chess Life Preview - June 2016

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Jun 11, 2016

Don't subscribe to the print issue? US Chess members can access the digital edition of Chess Life Magazine.  COVER STORY Karjakin Set to Challenge Carlsen by GM Alejandro Ramirez Grandmaster Alejandro Ramirez recaps the highlights of the Candi...

Sergey Karjakin and Norway Chess

Sergey Karjakin and Norway Chess

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Apr 8, 2016

Photo courtesy of World Chess Just days after winning the right to challenger Magnus Carlsen for the World Championship, Sergey Karjakin has found himself in the middle of a controversy due to his last minute withdrawal from Norway Chess, a tourn...

Chess Life Preview - April 2016

Chess Life Preview - April 2016

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Apr 3, 2016

Don't subscribe to the print issue? View the digital edition of Chess Life Magazine.  The Return of Handicap Chess Everything old is new again by GM Larry Kaufman "Just as around 1860 Paul Morphy proved so dominant over his rivals...

GM Alejandro Ramirez on the Reykjavik Open

GM Alejandro Ramirez on the Reykjavik Open

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Apr 2, 2016

GM Alejandro Ramirez offers a first-hand report on the Reykjavik Open.  Photo Lennart Ootes, Official website The Reykjavik Open is one of the best tournaments in the World, no doubt about that. Held every year in the capital of Iceland, this op...

Who Will Challenge Carlsen?

Who Will Challenge Carlsen?

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Mar 24, 2016

So far, the Candidates Tournament has been full of fight and excitement. Over the course of 11 rounds, there have been 8 lead changes.  As we enter the home-stretch, let’s take a look at the current front-runners to challenge Carlsen. THE LEADER...

Chess Life Preview - March 2016

Chess Life Preview - March 2016

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Mar 18, 2016

Don't subscribe to the print issue? View the digital edition of Chess Life Magazine.  Master Max: The Latest Prodigy to Break the Record for Youngest US Chess Master by Jamaal Abdul-Alim "Out of all my students, Max has show the most ...

What's the Best Chess Film of the Year?

What's the Best Chess Film of the Year?

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Feb 28, 2016

In honor of tonight's Oscars, let's take a look the best chess films of the year. The nominees are... The King's Pawn A short film featuring "a fictional take on the Man vs. Machine matches from the 90s, and it is rather unique among chess-the...

Best of US Chess: Top 5 Articles

Best of US Chess: Top 5 Articles

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Feb 8, 2016

In Best of US Chess (formerly Best of Chess Life Online), we countdown the top ten uschess.org articles of 2015. Here are the top 5! 1st Place: Shankland on His Rise from GM to Top Hundred: Part I & Part 2 Sam Shankland at the St. Louis...

Joshua Colas: His Journey So Far

Joshua Colas: His Journey So Far

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Feb 5, 2016

Josh Colas at 2015 North American Open in his game vs. Ruifeng Li. He would earn a GM norm with 6.5/9. Photo by Alan Losoff Joshua Colas is a talented junior who recently earned his first GM Norm. In his article, Daaim Shadazz shares Josh's stor...

What Is It About Carlsen and Tata Steel?

What Is It About Carlsen and Tata Steel?

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Feb 2, 2016

  Photo Credit: Cathy Rogers We all have certain tournaments where we consistently perform well: something about the environment puts us in a better mood, improves our focus, or gives us an ideal rhythm. For Magnus, that tournament is Tata S...

Best of US Chess: 6th-10th Place Winners

Best of US Chess: 6th-10th Place Winners

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Jan 29, 2016

In Best of US Chess (formerly Best of Chess Life Online), we countdown the top ten uschess.org articles of 2015, some of which you may have missed.  Here are the 6th-10th place winners. Stay tuned for the top 5, which will be posted in a couple d...

Your Guide to Tata Steel 2016

Your Guide to Tata Steel 2016

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Jan 16, 2016

Although located nearly 5000 miles away in a small town in the Netherlands, the Tata Steel tournament has a valuable place in American chess. In 2011, US #1 Hikaru Nakamura won clear first over World Champion Magnus Carlsen and former World Cha...

Chess Life Preview - January 2016

Chess Life Preview - January 2016

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Jan 8, 2016

Don't subscribe to the print issue? View the digital edition of Chess Life Magazine.  COVER STORY Millionaire Chess 2: High Stakesby FM Alisa Melekhina "The U.S. number-1 overcame controversy and brutal competition to win the second edition o...

Magnus Carlsen vs. Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen vs. Magnus Carlsen

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Dec 21, 2015

In the latest Porsche commercial, Carlsen joins boxing legend Muhammad Ali and tennis champion Maria Sharapova, in competitive matches... against themselves. "Greatness comes from within, from pitting you against you... until the greatest versi...

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