Time with Aronian & Nakamura: Schein-Friedman Benefit Auction

Find details on a Schein-Friedman online auction featuring lessons with super-GMs Levon Aronian and Hikaru Nakamura, who will face each other in a match later this week in Saint Louis. 

Kostya on Norm #1: Staying Present

Kostya Kavutskiy writes about the long road to his first IM norm, which he earned at the SPICE Cup last month in Saint Louis.

Jersey Girl Organizes All-Girls Chess Camp

Alice Dong, a 2044-rated sixteen year old junior at Princeton (NJ) High School, organized an all-girls chess camp to motivate more girls to stick with the game.

World Chess Hall of Fame Call for WW2 Artifacts

In the summer of 2015, the World Chess Hall of Fame present an exhibition exploring the history of chess during World War II. We are seeking material related to the effect of war on the world of chess.

Anand Holds Strong in 122 Move Draw

Today, Carlsen pressed hard but challenger Anand held strong in a marathon 122-move draw. Round 8 was also a solid draw with Carlsen playing Black, bringing the match score to 4.5-3.5.  

Carlsen Wins in Dramatic Game Six

Magnus Carlsen won game six of the World Chess Championship in a dramatic battle marked by a big Carlsen blunder that Anand failed to exploit. 

Challenger Strikes Back: "The Outcome Depends on Anand's Level"

Leontxo Garcia reports on the World Championship match in Sochi, which is even after four rounds. He quotes World #3 Grischuk: "Carlsen plays always at a very similar level. Anand varies much more (so) the match depends on his level.&...

Chirila US Class Champion, Again

GM Cristian Chirila took clear first at the US Class Championship, held this year in Santa Clara, California. Get the full story and play through Chirila's critical victory over IM Bryant.

Live Broadcast: Magnus Carlsen Simul at K-12

On Sunday, December 14th, the Play Magnus & Chess.com Magnus Carlsen simul will be broadcast live in Orlando at the K-12, with commentary by GM Irina Krush and IM Danny Rensch. 


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And coming in the December issue of Chess Life: International events galore for young and old, men and women: We report on the Olympiad's Open and Women's Divisions and will have a report by Hall of Famer GM John Fedorowicz on the World Junior Championship where Jennifer Yu won the Girl's Under 12 Championship. We also feature a profile of GM Walter Browne, who just won the U.S. Senior Championship. Finally, for members who get the print edition, the 2014 Holiday Buying Guide will be included with your issue