January 2023

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Editor’s note: Our January issue featured this piece by Chess Life editor John Hartmann, in which he summarizes the events and issues surrounding what...
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The following has been posted on the election page: Announcement of 2023 Executive Board Election Candidates The office and Elections Committee have...
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Masters: Giri on Abdusattorov's Tail A popular tournament strategy is to play for a win as White. Another popular strategy is to be content with draws...
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The January 2023 “New Year New You” episode explores undervalued and underrated aspects of chess improvement. What are some areas that chess students...
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More than 900 players joined the winter holiday fun in the 2022 North American Open held in the Horseshoe Hotel of Las Vegas, Nevada, from December 26...
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This week, all of our puzzles come from the recently concluded 2023 New York Winter Norm Invitationals tournaments. Five players earned IM norms...
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The US Chess server will be undergoing routine maintenance on the night of Wednesday, January 25, from 7 p.m. CT, until the morning of Thursday...
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GM Magnus Carlsen won his first tournament in Wijk aan Zee in 2008, at the age of 17, tying for first with GM Levon Aronian. For such a young player...
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Turkish GM Mustafa Yilmaz leads the Tata Steel Challengers headed into the first rest day, with an impressive 4/5 score that includes a fifth round...
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Chess players are known creatures of habit, which is perhaps the only way to explain why, for the 85th time, 14 of the world’s top players venture to...
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The 2023 Pan-American Intercollegiate Championship took place in Seattle from January 5-8. Look no further for some energetic and sharp college chess...
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US Chess has learned that former Correspondence Chess Director and Chess Life columnist FM Alex Dunne died on January 16 at the age of 81 at home in...