US Chess News

Happy National Chess Day!

Happy National Chess Day! We hope you are enjoying the historic day, first proclaimed by President Ford on October 9, 1976.   National Chess Day is recognized...

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Chess Life Magazine

In our October cover story, IM Erik Kislik offers practical advice on how to attack that will benefit players of any rating. Taking the attacking theme literally, Chess Journalist of the Year FM Mike Klein stepped to the other side of the camera as our cover model. Also look for GM Joel Benjamin’s article on Team USA's gold medal victory at the World Senior Team Championship in Dresden, Germany.

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Chess Life Kids

 GM Awonder Liang won the 2018 U.S. Junior Championship for the second year in a row, while FM Carissa Yip captured the U.S. Junior Girls' title. GM Robert Hess provides insights and games analysis in this issue's feature story. Also be sure to read about Dr. Alexey Root, WIM, the 1989 U.S. Women's Champion, in My First Move.

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