Ladies Knight with FM Alisa Melekhina

In the first anniversary episode of Ladies Knight, Jen Shahade interviews the multi-talented FM, entrepreneur, gold medalist, author and lawyer Alisa Melekhina. Jennifer talks to Alisa live in Philadelphia, where  both grew up, about a wide range of topics, from Alisa’s corporate chess league, to lessons behind her first book, “Reality Check: What the Ancient Game of Chess Can Teach You About Success in Modern Competitive Settings.”

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Chess Life Magazine

Our 2019 U.S. Women's champion, Jennifer Yu, is featured in the first issue of 2020. She talks with Jamaal Abdul-Alim about learning from defeat, balancing school and extracurricular activities, her future plans, and, of course, chess! Also in this issue is Robert Hess' report on Wesley So's victory at the first FIDE World Fischer Random Championship. And look for some history mystery as well: Jon Crumiller writes about the recently-discovered Isle of Lewis chess piece and Menachem Wecker asks the burning question, "Who was Bobby Fischer's ping-pong partner at the 1972 World Championship?"

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Chess Life Kids

US Chess is committed to bringing chess to everyone! In this issue, we show you how chess is making a difference beyond the board. WIM Beatriz Marinello and Dora Martinez introduce you to the talented participants from the 2019 World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled, while Evan Rabin writes about his annual teaching visit to Tanzania, Africa, where he brings our game to underserved students in partnership with Make a Difference Now. Also meet popular GM Elshan Moradiabadi in My First Move and Chess Adventures.

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