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Aronian Leads in Tata Steel
By CLO   
January 19, 2014
After seven rounds of Tata Steel chess in Wijk aan Zee, GM Levon Aronian leads with 5.5. Our #1 player, Hikaru Nakamura has 3/7 after losing to Loek Van Wely today.
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Best of CLO 2013 #9: Melinda on SuperNationals
By CLO   
January 18, 2014
chess71.jpgThe #9 article in Best of CLO 2013 is Melinda's Swan Song to SuperNationals by Melinda J. Matthews. Judges praised the content and enthusiasm in Melinda's article about the record-breaking event in Nashville.
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Best of CLO 2013 #10: GM Rogers on Reykjavik
By CLO   
January 18, 2014
The #10 article in Best of CLO 2013 is Reykjavik Open Ends with a Whimper (or why Greg Shahade is Wrong, Again) by GM Ian Rogers. The article focused on the controversial topic of short draws in the Reykjavik Open in Iceland.
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Best of CLO 2013: Meet the Judges
By CLO   
January 16, 2014
MichaelAigner300.jpgIn our annual Best of CLO countdown, we revisit the best articles of 2013. Judges include GM Finegold, Michael "f-pawn" Aigner, Tim Brennan of Tactics Time, WGM Heredia and Galen Pyle of the Portland Chess Shop.
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Matan on Learning: A New Chess You in 2014
By Matan Prilleltensky   
January 16, 2014
JwyxgwkRieeA.jpgMatan Prilleltensky coaches a NYC chess team, NEST+m that captured 2nd & 9th grade at the recent K-12 Nationals. He reflects on the difference between skill and knowledge and offers a practical quiz with examples of Nationals triumphs.
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Chess Player on Set: Life a King
By Daniel Rensch   
January 15, 2014
set11.jpgIM Daniel Rensch of chess.com writes about being a consultant on "The Life of a King", a chess movie coming to theaters on January 17.
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Saint Louis to Host 2014 US Championships
By Mike Wilmering   
January 15, 2014
GataIrina380.jpgThe US Championships and US Women's will be held from May 7-21 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. See full details in the PR.
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Steve Ferrero Memorial Raises Money For St. Jude
By IM Dean Ippolito   
January 14, 2014
ChessSteveFer.jpgGM Magesh Panchanathan and NM Peter Minear won the 1st Annual Steve Ferrero Memorial with 3.5/4 each. The event, held at the Dean of Chess Academy, raised money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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Editor's Note on the January Chess Life
By Dan Lucas   
January 11, 2014
Chess Life Editor Dan Lucas explains the contents of the January 2014 issue of Chess Life Magazine and why it did not include a report on the Carlsen-Anand match.
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Yang Earns GM Norm While Topping Bay International
By CLO   
January 9, 2014
darwin_yang.jpgDarwin Yang earned a GM norm in the Bay Area International and ended in a six-way for first with five GMs. American stars Tatev Abrahamyan and Jeffrey Xiong also earned IM norms. 
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South Philly Teaches Chess
By US Chess Scoop   
January 7, 2014
South Philadelphia characters from fishmonger to chocolatier explain to Alex Nice for the US Chess Scoop how the pieces move. 
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Bay Area International Heats Up
By CLO   
January 5, 2014
sam_shankland.jpgAfter six rounds of the star studded Bay Area International (January 2-8), GMs Sam Shankland and Anton Kovalyov lead. 
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The January Check is in the Mail
By Alex Dunne   
January 3, 2014
JPG1Postal.jpgI play correspondence chess because I am a perfectionist - Tunc Hamarat. The 1st "Check is in the Mail" of 2014 features the best game of 2013 between Abe Wilson and Daniel Woodward.
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Blindfold to Texas: FSU at the Pan-Ams
By Ben Silva   
January 1, 2014
FSU.jpgFlorida State University was just named one of the happiest colleges in the nation. Ben Silva writes about their first trip to the Pan-Ams and happy moments among tough competition.
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Webster Wins Pan-Ams
By Al Lawrence   
December 31, 2013
WebsterLead.jpgWebster University’s A-team took clear first at the Pan-Ams with 6-0. Also qualifying for the Final Four were University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Illinois and host team Texas Tech.
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A Chess Finale to 2013 in Vegas: 8-Way Tie at North American Open
By Jamaal Abdul-Alim   
December 30, 2013
GKach225.jpgThe North American Open in Vegas saw an 8-way tie. Jamaal Abdul-Alim covers key games and winners quotes. 1/5/2014-Updated with norm earners! 
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