SUPERNATIONALS IV
By FM Alex Betaneli   
An astronaut and two world champions (one a certain Russian presidential candidate) came to Nashville—among other chess stars—to help make the SuperNationals IV an electrifying success for over 5,200 scholastic chess players.




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2009 Trophies Plus All-America Team
The USCF is pleased to announce the 2009 All-America Team!



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Blueprint for Success: Eight Ways to Grow Your Local Chess Club
By Bob Rasmussen & Edwin Sasaki   
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The Marshall Chess Club in New York City has 378 paid members.  Population of NYC: 8,143,197. 

The Fresno Chess Club has 270 paid members. Population of Fresno: 427,652.




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Karpov on Fischer
By Irwin W. Fisk   
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Seven-time World Champion Anatoly Karpov, while in Chicago for the Chess for Peace tournament, gives Chess Life some behind-the-scenes glimpses of Soviet preparations for the Fischer-Spassky 1972 championship match, the Soviet reaction to Spassky’s defeat, Karpov’s own quest to play Fischer, and ultimately their face-to-face meeting.



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USCF Executive Board Candidate Statements


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Looks at Books: Connecting Blindfold Play to the Chess Mainstream
By Al Lawrence   
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An examination of one of chess’ most fascinating sidelines



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Chess to Enjoy: Luck Be A Lady To Mate
By GM Andy Soltis   


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