This year’s field was not only the largest ever, but powerful, featuring more than 20 nationally-age-ranked players, including a handful of expert players.
Results are in from the K-12 National Grade Championships, held near Disney World in Orlando. The event attracted over 1800 participants and crowned individual and...
As many areas of the United States face plenty of snow in the first few days of December, chess players traveling to K-12 Grade Championships in...
“Previous American Open winners read like a Who’s Who in American chess. To name only a few and not to slight any of the fine players who have won or tied for first over the years: Gata Kamsky, Yasser Seirawan, Pal Benko, Robert Byrne, all World Championship candidates at one time or another, and the irrepressible Walter Browne who has his name on the winner list seven times!” -Jerry Hanken
Chess Life Magazine
Our December issue features a little bit of everything chess-related to help you get through the holiday season! GM Ian Rogers covers the "Survivor" contest that was the World Cup; we profile our women's champion WGM Sabina Foisor; Dr. Alexey Root and William Root write about the connections between chess and music; and FM Bart Gibbons provides a strategy to help you avoid blunders. And don't forget our 2018 Annual Buying Guide which you can find here: https://www.uscfsales.com/catalog-request
Chess Life Kids
For this issue, we decided to just create a fun winter chess scene. But what is happening in this somewhat strange image? Get creative and tell us in our cover contest sponsored by US Chess Federation Sales—see details in “It’s Your Move” on page 13. Also, learn all about "Smothered Mates" in our featured story by FM Mike "FunMaster" Klein on page 8!