Captain Melikset Khachiyan described today as “today… excelento!”
The 43rd Olympiad is under way in Batumi, Georgia, and it has already been turbulent. After a simply spectacular opening ceremony, which has been the...
I was honored to be a participant in the 46th US Chess School. Held in San Francisco from August 7-10, this was an invitational 12-player...
The gold-medalist U.S. Team is returning to the Olympiad as the Defending Champions with the same line-up: Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So, Hikaru Nakamura, Sam Shankland, and Ray Robson. Actually, in many ways, the team is greatly improved due to its members recent achievements, such as Caruana earning the right to challenge for the World Championship and Shankland winning the U.S. Championship and crossing 2700 for the first time.
Chess Life Magazine
GM Ioan-Cristian Chirila took clear first at the 2018 National Open—the centerpiece of the annual Las Vegas International Chess Festival—but winning was not without its challenges. In our cover story, GM Elshan Moradiabadi writes about the festival and how Chirila achieved his hard-fought victory. Also look for articles on the U.S. Women’s Open and on the NATO Chess Championship, held for the first time in the United States.
Chess Life Kids
IM Eric Rosen captured the many sights and moods from the 2018 National Elementary (K-6) Championship in a stunning photo essay, which is featured in this month’s Chess Life Kids. Also look for a Q&A with our 2018 U.S. Champion, GM Sam Shankland, in our My First Moves column.