US Chess News

Wesley So Wins Sinquefield Cup

Congratulations to 22-year-old Grandmaster Wesley So, winner of the 2016 Sinquefield Cup in Saint Louis. Wesley won the tournament with a 5.5/9 score, after drawing Maxime...

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CL August 2016 FC

Chess Life Magazine

Learn more about our new U.S. Women's champion, IM Nazi Paikidze, in an interview conducted by Jim Doyle. Paikidze analyzes some of her favorite games from her career and also provides us with her "My Best Move" on page 72. Also featured: The Chicago Open, a profile of a chess club thriving near Chicago's South Side, "How To Lose To A 1400," and a an article by Pete Karagianis about rook endings.

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Chess Life Kids

With the August issue of CLK, we welcome the newest member of our staff, ROOK-E. Thanks to Izak Bulten, our chessbot finally has a name!  We also have the winning entries from the Antelope Valley Chess House essay contest, “Chess is important to me because … .” And there are puzzles, lots of puzzles!

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