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Chess Life Magazine

The Sinquefield Cup has now completed five exciting years, and French grandmaster Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is the fifth winner. See our coverage by GM Robert Hess beginning on page 22.

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Chess Life Kids

You may think blitz is just for fun, but did you know it may actually help your regular tournament play? Many coaches, grandmasters, and other chess professionals have embraced the notion that blitz can be beneficial to your chess development. They believe it’s a good tool for practice, motivation, and stress release. Some even use blitz in their own trainings. Also: A new column by Bruce Pandolfini that teaches you to "Avoid the Trap!" and the new column "My First Move" in which your chess heroes talk about when they were Chess Life Kids.

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