Best of CLO 2014 #6- Legal Moves by Alisa Melekhina

The #6 article in Best of CLO 2014 is Legal Moves: Melekhina on Chess & Law School by FM Alisa Melekhina. A recent piece in American Lawyer explores Alisa's ability to combine success in chess and her career.

Millionaire Chess Teams Up with Kasparov Chess Foundation Africa

This week brought big Millionaire chess news. Wesley So and Hikaru Nakamura will participate in the 2015 edition. MC also announced they will partner with Kasparov Chess Foundation Africa to organize 3 Millionaire Chess satellite tournaments in Africa.

GM Krush Special Guest at Elementary Nationals

GM Irina Krush, the highest rated U.S. active female player will be a special guest at the 2015 National Elementary Chess Championships in Nashville, Tennessee, May 8-10.

A Grandmaster's Debut: Plus Two & Blitz with the Elite

Find annotated games by 14-year-old GM Sam Sevian, who scored +2 in Tata Steel Challengers. Also read about his blitz chess debut against the World's elite, including World Champ Magnus Carlsen.

A Weekend with Garry Kasparov

15-year-old IM Akshat Chandra gives a glimpse into the "Young Stars" training program with 13th World Chess Champ Garry Kasparov, sponsored by the STL Chess Club and the Kasparov Chess Foundation.

HHCF Founder Releases New Book on Chess, Martial Arts and Hip-Hop

The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) founder Adisa Banjoko will be releasing a new book detailing the connections between Hip-Hop, chess and martial arts entitled Chess is Jiu-Jitsu for the Mind.

Kasparov Chess Foundation Announces 2015 Regional Scholastics

Kasparov Chess Foundation welcomes students from K – 12 grades to take part in its 2015 Scholastic Championships Series, spanning across major metropolitan areas of the nation.   

Carlsen Wins in Tata; So in Tie for Second

The World Champ Magnus Carlsen won clear first in a dramatic edition of Tata Steel Chess. Newly transferred US GM Wesley So tied for 2nd-5th and gained 25 rating points!

Best of CLO 2014 #8- Jen Shahade on Kazim Gulamali

The #8 article in Best of CLO 2014 is Kazim's Back: Gulamali on Taking Down Vegas by Jennifer Shahade. "Millionaire open U2500 champion spills the beans on Armageddon to travel plans in Europe" said Michael "f-pawn" Aigner.

“Embrace the Quirkiness”-Interview with Pushing Wood Filmmakers

Christian Glawe interviews the filmmakers behind the new chess documentary "Pushing Wood." The film profiles Grandmaster Maurice Ashley and his efforts to popularize chess. 

GM Timur Gareyev To Appear at the National Junior High Champs

GM Timur Gareyev, one of the highest rated players in the country, will be the special guest at the National Junior High Chess Championship.

Best of CLO 2014: Alan Rodenstein on Claudia Muñoz

The #10 article in Best of CLO 2014 is “An Interview with the Ubiquitous Claudia Munoz" by Alan Rodenstein. Judges praised the topical subject matter, and insight into a young American star, also an efficient social media user.

Kasparov Interviewed by Rogoff

Former World Champion, author and human rights activist Garry Kasparov talks with Harvard Economics professor and Grandmaster Kenneth Rogoff about chess and artificial intelligence in this speaker series put on by the Alan Howard Foundation/JW3 Speakers Series.


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Coming in the February 2015 issue of Chess Life:
  • GM Magnus Carlsen retains his World Champion's title
  • Dylan McClain gives us the history of The New York Times chess column
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