Find out how chess amateur Tim Brennan wrote a best-selling chess book, using the power of social media, networking and hard work. Also test yourself on some of his "Tactics Time" puzzles.
Find out about the Northbrook Hilton, the overflow hotel for the 11th annual All-Girls National Championship, held from April 11-13 in Chicago.
Randy Hough reports on the National Junior Chess Congress in O.C, and shows games from big winners, including Albert Lu, who swept Under 16 & Annie Wang who won the 12 and Under and broke 2200.
The 2006 Golden Knights has ended in a tie between Michael Buss and James Tracz (pictured). Find annotated games of both players.
CLO editor Jen Shahade writes about giving a TED X talk in Baltimore and a quick trip to New York & Parsipanny. She also explains how the interesting people you meet through chess can build your network.
The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) is proud to announce that RZA retained his title at the Chess Kings Invitational, a celebrity chess tournament held on Feb 16th. See full details in the press release.
David Lovejoy remembers American US Chess Champion John Grefe's (1947-2013) tour of Australia in 1975, and explores the relationship between chess and meditation.
GM Aleksandr Onischuk annotates a game from the US Amateur Team while young stars Akshat Chandra of "Quest to GM" offers thoughts on a key battle as well vs. the victorious Princeton squad.