US Chess News

GM Holt Wins the 42nd People’s Tournament

Since this heritage tournament was originally founded and first held in Berkeley, CA, bringing it back to this location was extremely important emotionally for many of the players in the Northern California chess community. The historical site provided a majestic, comfortable, and intimate venue for the distinguished members of the NorCal chess community.

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Chess Life Magazine

July 2017: GM Arthur Bisguier loved chess. His promotional efforts that complemented his superlative tournament record led to US Chess naming him the third Dean of American Chess. See our tribute beginning on page 22, as well as in most of our columns this month and a special infographic in “First Moves.”

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Chess Life Kids

June 2017: What is correspondence chess? It’s the very same game of chess but played at a very slow pace. That explains the various phases of the moon that show up on our cover to indicate the passage of time.  You might be used to playing at standard tournament time controls or at blitz speed, but have you considered giving yourself days to consider a move? Read our cover story by the 10th United States Correspondence Champion Jon Edwards (you probably already are familiar with Mr. Edwards’ writing as he is the “You Can Do It” columnist for our magazine) beginning on page 10 and running through page 15.

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