Chess Life Magazine

The mission of US Chess is to empower people, enrich lives, and enhance communities through chess. In this special issue, we look at some of the ways chess is used to fulfill that mission. Janelle Losoff, our Accessibility and Special Circumstances committee chair, introduces the upcoming Accessibility Guidelines and Organizer's Toolkit, designed to help create a level playing field for all. Also look for Al Lawrence's report from the annual collegiate tournament, the PanAm, and an infographic on military chess, further proving that chess is inclusive to all.

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Chess Life Kids

FM Aviv Friedman does double-duty for Chess Life and Chess Life Kids this month. In our cover story, Friedman reports on our talented 75-player strong World Cadet team and its successful medal run. Also meet WGM Carissa Yip in My First Move and Chess Adventures. In October 2019, Carissa earned her final international master (IM) norm and is slated to become America’s youngest female IM, pending certification from FIDE.

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