World Youth Underway in South Africa

GM Ben Finegold gives a rundown of the conditions and atmosphere at the World Youth underway in Durban, South Africa. He also annotates a beautiful game played in round 2 by Rayan Taghizadeh (Open Under 12).

The World's Best Descend on Bilbao

GM Ian Rogers covers the Masters Final and the European Club Cup in Bilbao, annotating games by former World Champ/current challenger Vishy Anand, Fabiano Caruana (still in a roll) and GM Hou Yifan.

The September Check is in the Mail

As the Senior's Event is underway on a cruise ship, Alex Dunne covers the ICCF Veterans event, showcasing "The Game of the Month" between Peter Dessaules & Karel Glaser.

Team USA Heads to South Africa for World Youth

A 70-player US delegation travels to the 2014 World Youth Chess Champs in Durban, South Africa from Sept. 19th–30th. Coach GM Ben Finegold told CLO: "I arrived 3 days early, and I can tell it will be the best ...

Chess Life Editor To Run a Marathon for the USCF

Daniel Lucas, the Director of Publications and the editor of Chess Life magazine is running the 2014 New York City Marathon, and raising money for the USCF along the way via a crowdrise fundraiser.

US Senior Open Cruises On

Thirty four players, including six-time US Champ GM Walter Browne will compete for the title of U.S. Senior Open Champion aboard the amazing Allure of the Seas.

2015 Call for Nominations: USCF Executive Board

The U.S. Chess Federation (USCF) will hold an election in 2015 for two at-large positions on the USCF Executive Board for a term of three years, expiring in 2018. Find full details and how you can apply in the announcement. 

State Champs from New York to Iowa

In our 2nd Labor Day round-up we go from New York, where US Champ Gata Kamsky also became State Champ, to Iowa. Just added: New Jersey, where GMs Benjamin, Stripunsky & Kudrin tied for first.  

Fight Night – Carlsen v Caruana, the Live Blog

GM Ian Rogers narrates one of the most dramatic battles in the Sinquefield Cup, Caruana vs. Carlsen, with music and analysis.

K-12 National Championships Return to Orlando

The National K-12 Chess Championships return to Orlando, Florida from December 12-14 at the spacious and beautiful facilities of the Rosen Shingle Creek.

Caruana Wraps up Cup; Kasparov in STL for Ultimate Moves

Fabiano Caruana won the Sinquefield Cup with a historic performance and dazzling 8.5/10 score. All six Cup competitors play in Ultimate Moves today, along with Garry Kasparov, who came to town for Rex Sinquefield's birthday! 

Carissa Yip: "Anything is Possible"

10-year-old Carissa Yip defeated a Grandmaster at the New England Open and told CLO: "Anything is Possible if you try hard enough, like beating a GM." :)


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Coming in the October issue: Annie Wang, the youngest female master ever, wins the Girls Under 18 section of the North American Youth Chess Championship. Also, GM Ilya Smirin annotates one of his games from his World Open win and FM Alisa Melikhina writes about the c3 Sicilian