Carlsen on Sochi Win: "I have stronger nerves."

Leoxnto Garcia interviews World Champion Magnus Carlsen on retaining his title, the role of nerves in the match, and his chances of beating the ultimate Kasparov record. 

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USCF Sales, the official Chess Shop of the US Chess Federation, is excited to announce our Black Friday Sale. For just two days (Thursday and Friday), USCF Sales will be offering 20% off on all new orders! 

Showdown in Saint Louis: Nakamura Topples Aronian in Blitz

US #1 Hikaru Nakamura overtook World #5 Levon Aronian in the Showdown in Saint Louis, using a furious blitz offensive in the final day of play to earn its $60,000 winner’s purse.

Carlsen Retains World Championship!

Magnus Carlsen retained his World Championship title in Sochi, Russia, with a dramatic victory in round 11 against challenger Vishy Anand.

Sevian, 13, Youngest-Ever American Grandmaster

13-year-old Sam Sevian became the youngest American Grandmaster in history at the GM Norm Invitational at the STL Chess Club, beating Ray Robson's record, previously held by Nakamura and Fischer!

Kostya on Norm #1: Staying Present

Kostya Kavutskiy writes about the long road to his first IM norm, which he earned at the SPICE Cup last month in Saint Louis.

Time with Aronian & Nakamura: Schein-Friedman Benefit Auction

Find details on a Schein-Friedman online auction featuring lessons with super-GMs Levon Aronian and Hikaru Nakamura, who will face each other in a match later this week in Saint Louis. 

World Chess Hall of Fame Call for WW2 Artifacts

In the summer of 2015, the World Chess Hall of Fame present an exhibition exploring the history of chess during World War II. We are seeking material related to the effect of war on the world of chess.


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And coming in the December issue of Chess Life: International events galore for young and old, men and women: We report on the Olympiad's Open and Women's Divisions and will have a report by Hall of Famer GM John Fedorowicz on the World Junior Championship where Jennifer Yu won the Girl's Under 12 Championship. We also feature a profile of GM Walter Browne, who just won the U.S. Senior Championship. Finally, for members who get the print edition, the 2014 Holiday Buying Guide will be included with your issue