December 2015

Magnus Carlsen before winning the London Chess Classic and Grand Chess Tour, Photo Ray Morris-Hill It’s hard to imagine a player as strong as Magnus...
As Grade Nationals was ending (had ended, if you consider the trophy ceremony as the finishing point), I didn't really have a “story” for my final...
Solve this holiday candle problem from GM Pal Benko before the light goes out!
Black to move and...
In this article we'll look at a famous problem that inspired me. The problem is connected to the history of Bonaparte Napoleon (1769-1821). I thought...
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Chess Life is pleased to announce that we are offering a Summer Camp Advertising Section in our March 2016 issue. This special section will be bound...
Hikaru Nakamura, who defeated GM Vishy Anand in round four of the London Chess Classic, celebrates his birthday on the rest day. Photo Ray Morris-Hill...
Justus Williams, Photo Tim Hanks Results are in at the K-12 Grade Nationals. Big winners included Justus Williams in the 12th grade section, who tied...
Max Lu, who recently became the youngest US Chess master ever. It's difficult to defend the position of top seed. Everything to lose, and little to...
Chess is a game that is full of maxims. We all know the ones about developing our pieces and getting our kings to safety. One which rings just as true...
GM Irina Krush The Grade Nationals are back at the Coronado Springs Disney Resort in Orlando, Florida. This is my first time at this venue, but it's...
Two other “A’s” were prominent in this year's American Open, as GM Varuzhan Akobian and IM Dionisio Aldama emerged on top with 6½ points of 8 in the...
The K-12 Grade Nationals in Orlando kicked off with record breaking attendance, with 1725 players pre-registered for the Main Event, the highest total...

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