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.
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.
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.
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 welcomes students from K – 12 grades to take part in its 2015 Scholastic Championships Series, spanning across major metropolitan areas of the nation.
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!
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.
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, one of the highest rated players in the country, will be the special guest at the National Junior High Chess Championship.
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.
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.