Wesley So's win today against prodigy super-GM Richard Rapport gives him an extraordinary 47 game undefeated streak.
National holidays and chess tournaments go hand in hand. This weekend is no exception. Here are a few of the major events taking place.
With the rise of the engines, we chess mortals suddenly have unfettered access to Grandmaster-level analysis at the push of a button.
What is the single best thing you can do to improve your chess in this new year?
Chess Life Magazine
January 2017: The U.S. Open Team squad has won our first gold medal in 40 years. We celebrate with 14 pages of coverage from Baku, Azerbaijan. Also: Will Millionaire Chess 3 be the final event in Maurice Ashley's bold vision to re-imagine large-scale chess events? See what he has to say beginning on page 36.
Chess Life Kids
December 2016: Fearsome beasts roam the scholastic tournament halls of America. Sometimes they sport coats of fur and claws and sharp teeth. Others are more difficult to spot – unless they are wearing their Trophies Plus All America Team jackets! This issue of CLK salutes the 2017 scholastic team members and one, somewhat less fearsome (but no less dangerous over the board) competitor.