When GM Julio Sadorra discovered that two childhood friends from the Philippines were registered to play in the Chesapeake Open, he decided to travel from Texas and surprise them at the tournament.
Losing in round one must be viewed as the ultimate “Swiss gambit.” Baryshpolets certainly doesn’t recommend this approach!
Wesley So's win today against prodigy super-GM Richard Rapport gives him an extraordinary 47 game undefeated streak.
"The principle attraction of correspondence chess is the freedom to play chess as and when it suits you." -Stan Steliga
Chess Life Magazine
January 2017: The U.S. Open Team squad has won our first gold medal in 40 years. We celebrate with 14 pages of coverage from Baku, Azerbaijan. Also: Will Millionaire Chess 3 be the final event in Maurice Ashley's bold vision to re-imagine large-scale chess events? See what he has to say beginning on page 36.
Chess Life Kids
December 2016: Fearsome beasts roam the scholastic tournament halls of America. Sometimes they sport coats of fur and claws and sharp teeth. Others are more difficult to spot – unless they are wearing their Trophies Plus All America Team jackets! This issue of CLK salutes the 2017 scholastic team members and one, somewhat less fearsome (but no less dangerous over the board) competitor.