Chess Life Magazine

With the scholastic tournament season kicking off this month, Jennifer Vallens takes a look inside the idiosyncratic world of chess parenting for our Decembercover story. Also check out tournament reports from WIM/IO Beatriz Marinello on the World Junior for the Disabled and from GM Elshan Moradiabadi on the U.S. Masters.

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Chess Life Kids

Chess variants have hit the mainstream! In our December issue, FM Mike "FunMaster" Klein explores two of the most popular variants, bughouse and Chess960. Also be sure to check out My First Move featuring GM Alexander Ipatov. Page 22 contains a bonus feature on Alex that you don't want to miss!

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