Welcome to the June 2019 edition of “One Move at a Time,” the US Chess podcast in which we talk to people who are advancing the US Chess mission statement to “Empower people, enrich lives, and enhance communities through chess.” This month’s guest is Chris Wainscott of Wisconsin, who has steadily built up an extensive chess resume.
Chris grew up in Midland, Texas, where he learned to play chess at the age of four at the end of the Fischer boom. Chris has written for Chess Life, Chess Life Online, and American Chess Magazine while also posting on his blog ontheroadtochessmaster.com. He wrote the July 2015 cover story in Chess Life about our new golden age of American chess. In the January 2014 issue of Chess Life he wrote about improving as an adult. On CLO, his articles include an obituary of Sevan Muradian, an interview with Alex Velikanov, and a 2015 article about “some player” named Awonder Liang who became our youngest IM to that point.