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Daniel Lucas on Marathon: Ready & Grateful
By CLO   
October 29, 2014
Daniel Lucas, USCF Director of Publications and Chess Life Editor, will run the New York City Marathon this coming weekend. He is grateful for the support and publicity for his Scholastic chess fundraising drive at Crowdrise.
Meet & Play GM Irina Krush at K-12 Grades
By Franc Guadalupe   
October 27, 2014
IrinaKrushslide.jpgUS Women's Champion GM Irina Krush will be a special guest at the 2014 National K-12 Grades Chess Championships in Orlando. She will give a simultaneous exhibition and host a lecture, Q+A and blitz session.
Jim Thoune Wins US Blind
By Bruce Leverett   
October 26, 2014
 Jim Thoune of Bowling Green, Kentucky, won the U.S. Blind Championship in Pittsburgh, PA (October 24-25) after a stunning upset of Stephen Brumagin of Los Angeles, rated 360 points higher.  
The Million Dollar Journey: GM Chirila on Vegas Part II
By GM Ioan Cristian Chirila   
October 24, 2014
GM Chirila analyzes his key games from the Millionaire Chess Open and also gives us an exclusive look into the groundbreaking event, from the VIP room to how the top young players unwind after the games. 
The Man vs. The Machine: Exploring the Epic Match [VIDEO]
By CLO   
October 23, 2014
The Man Vs. The Machine (Directed by Frank Marshall) explores Garry Kasparov's historic match vs. Deep Blue. The short documentary features FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver, GM Maurice Ashley & Bruce Pandolfini. 
Claudia's Journey to India: Finishing Strong
By Claudia Munoz   
October 21, 2014
Claudialead4.gifClaudia Munoz wraps up her trip to World Junior in India with inspiring wisdom on how to finish a tournament strong and her motivation going forward.
Millionaire Moves: Kavutskiy on Games from Vegas
By Kostya Kavutskiy   
October 20, 2014
Kostyalead.gifKostya Kavutskiy covers key games from the Millionaire Open in Las Vegas, including runner-up GM Ray Robson's win over GM David Berczes.
Melekhina on the Millionaire: Impressions from Vegas
By FM Alisa Melekhina   
October 20, 2014
FM Alisa Melekhina gives her impressions of the Millionaire Chess Open in Las Vegas, including interviewes with champion GM Wesley So and founder GM Maurice Ashley.
National Chess Day from Alabama to Idaho
By CLO   
October 19, 2014
National Chess Day on Saturday October 11, 2014 was celebrated by amateurs and masters in Grand Prixs and promotional events from coast to coast, from Alabama to Idaho.  
The October Check is in the Mail
By Alex Dunne   
October 15, 2014
Chess at any age! Alex Dunne's Game of the Month for October features a win from 108-year-old Canadian hall of famer Zoltan Saros and annotations from James Tracz (pictured).