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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… Read More »
GM Elshan Moradiabadi at the 2022 U.S. Open. Photo: Mark Cieslikowski
One of the best things about the U.S. Open is that it is one section. No masters and above section, and no U1600 group — instead, it’s all-play-all,… Read More »
Alrieza Firouzja outside the Saint Louis Chess Club. Photo: Ootes
He promised himself that when he came Saint Louis, he would win the tournament.   Tweet URL… Read More »
Cover Stories August 2022, Caroline King
My guest on this special edition of Cover Stories is Caroline King, the photographer who shot our July cover photo of the 2022 National High School… Read More »
Cover Stories July 2022, FM Alex King
This month's guest on Cover Stories is the author of our July cover story on the 2022 National High School Championship, which was held in Memphis in… Read More »
2022 Candidates
So here it is: the who, what, when, and where (to watch). We’ll leave the why to you. Read More »
2022 Candidates Preview Podcast GM Jacob Aagaard
Our bonus Candidates preview is out! Chess Life and Chess Life Online editor John Hartmann chats with GM Jacob Aagaard about the Candidates, Magnus… Read More »
Cover Stories June 2022
Vjekoslav (“Vjeko”) Nemec is a Croatian candidate master, and the main proprietor of the chess website When I put out the call on… Read More »
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After seven days of non-stop action at the 2022 American Cup, it has all come to this. … Read More »
The 2022 American Cup seen by a young fan
Multiple playing schedules are a hallmark of some of America’s biggest swisses. Now that same frenetic energy is coming to the Saint Louis Chess Club… Read More »
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