Captain's Report: China Wins World Team

China, led by world number eleven Ding Liren and 15-year-old Wei Yi, won the 2015 World Team Championship in Armenia. IM Donaldson reports on the victors and the American performance.

National Junior High Championships: Crowded at the Top

Results are in at the National Junior High in Lousville. Six players tied for first in the K-8 section, with Marcus Miyasaka prevailing on tiebreak. In the K-9, David Peng won with 6.5/7.

New York City Mayor's Cup Set for May 2 at PS 11 in Manhattan

Four hundred of New York City's top-ranked scholastic chess players in grades K-12 will compete for the title of "Best in the City" in the 13th annual NYC Mayor's Cup Chess Championships. 

Women’s World Team Halfway Report: U.S. Women Off to a Solid Start

Alisa Melekhina updates CLO readers on the World Women's Team Championship, currently underway in Chengdu, China.

Carolina's Junior Invitational, May 1-3

The 2015 Carolina's Junior Invitational will take place May 1 - 3, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Charlotte Chess Center.

Inaugural Grand Chess Tour Unveiled in Saint Louis

There is a new, gold standard for international chess competition, providing more opportunities for the world's best chess players to compete on a grand stage.

Pan-Am & North American Youth Registration Details

The registration deadline for the 2015 North American Youth is April 28th, 2 PM CST and the registration deadline for the 2015 Pan American Youth is May 11th, 2 PM CST. Contact Jerry Nash for further information.

Eric Rosen on Final IM Norm: Keys to Success

Eric Rosen details his final IM norm performance at the Philadelphia Open, including tips for quick improvement. He also covers the tournament's show stealer, 5-year-old Rachael Li, who scored 5.5/7 in the Under 1100 section.

Bruce Alberston Memorial Chess Tournament

At 10:30 am on April 25, The Lehigh Valley Chess Association hosts the 1st Bruce Alberston Memorial Chess Tournament at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Captain's Report: IM Donaldson on the World Team

IM John Donaldson reports on the 2015 World Team Championship, underway now in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia. 

Lampman & Behura Among Winners at Record All-Girls in Chicago

The record-breaking All-Girls Nationals ended with Becca Lampman winning the Under 18 section on tiebreak. Catalania Foothills won the team division while Maya Behura (pictured) swept the Under 8 section.

World Team Championships Underway in China and Armenia

The World Team Championship (Tsakhkadzor, Armenia, April 18-29, 2015) and World Women's Team Championship (Chengdu, April 18-29) are both underway. 

Kostya On Chess: Learning to Love the Open Sicilian

Kostya Kavutskiy explores his complicated history of meeting the Open Sicilian and how he came to write a book on taking it head on with 3.d4.

   


Featured Articles in the May 2015 Chess Life


  • US Amateur Teams Roundup
  • Nakamura wins Zurich
  • 2013 Absolute Correspondence Championship

Coming in the June 2015 Chess Life:
  • Nakamura wins U.S. Championship; Krush wins U.S. Women's Championship
  • Webster University Wins Final Four of College Chess
  • The Inaugural Hawaii Chess Festival
 
 
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