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Sucesso in Brazil
By Andrea Rosen   
November 30, 2011
EricRosenmango.jpgAndrea Rosen wraps-up the World Youth in Brazil and declares it "Sucesso" even beyond fantastic quantifiable achievements such as her son Eric's first IM norm and Awonder Liang's gold medal.
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Four-Way Tie at Turkey Bowl in Florida
By Jon Haskel   
November 29, 2011
turkey300.jpgAt the 2011 Turkey Bowl in Fort Lauderdale, Florida saw a four-way tie for first between GM Lars Hansen, FM Eric Rodriguez, Christopher Heung and Alex Zelner. 
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The US Chess Scoop on the National Chess Congress
By US Chess Scoop   
November 29, 2011
The Scoop on the National Chess Congress (Philly, Nov 25-27) includes thoughts from winner GM Ivanov and an interview from team champs Christian Brothers Academy. Updated with Games!
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Shabalov Wins STL Thanksgiving Open, GM Norm Tourney Begins
By Mike Wilmering & Mike Kummer   
November 29, 2011
Shabalov300.jpg82 players, including 7 GMs, spent Thanksgiving weekend at the Saint Louis Chess Club for the 2011 Thanksgiving Open. Shabalov took clear first. Meanwhile, a GM tourney kicks off today at the club. 
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Thanksgiving Results are in
By CLO   
November 28, 2011
akobnewbiolead.jpgThe results of three major T-Day tourneys are in: The National Chess Congress in Philly (Ivanov on tiebreak over Gerzhoy, Kachieshvili), the American Open (Akobian) & the Saint Louis Thanksgiving Open (Shabalov.)
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Stars of Chess in Education Gather in Dallas
By Jamaal Abdul-Alim   
November 28, 2011
Alexey.jpgThe 2nd George Koltanowski Conference on Chess and Education, held in Dallas in conjunction with the K-12 National Champs, featured speakers such as Dr. Frank Brady, Lior Lapid & organizer Dr. Alexey Root.
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Liang Golden at World Youth; Silver for Li
By CLO   
November 26, 2011
Awonder300.jpgAwonder Liang earned a gold medal at the World Youth in Brazil in the Under 8 Open while Ruifeng Li took silver in the Under 10 Open. Congrats!
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Carlsen Wins Tal Memorial, Plans Trip to NYC
By CLO   
November 25, 2011
magnus_ff2.jpg GM Magnus Carlsen won the Tal Memorial in Moscow on tiebreak over GM Levon Aronian. Carlsen scored a final round victory over our own GM Hikaru Nakamura. Also see news on Carlsen's plans in New York City!
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Hou Yifan Defends World Women's Title
By CLO   
November 25, 2011
HumpyHoulead.jpgGM Hou Yifan convincingly defended her Women's World Championship title with a 5.5-2.5 victory over challenger GM Humpy Koneru.
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Happy Thanksgiving From Brazil
By Andrea Rosen   
November 23, 2011
Li.jpgAndrea Rosen writes from the World Youth in Brazil where two US players retain perfect 5-0 scores, Awonder Liang and Ruifeng Li. "It is hard to convey what it feels like to be in the playing hall with more than 1,000 children and teenagers from dozens of countries."
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New York Knights: 2011 US Chess League Champs
By Kostya Kavutskiy   
November 23, 2011
nyteam_11.jpgIn one of the most anticipated final matches of all time, The New York Knights won the 2011 USCL Championship Match after defeating the Chicago Blaze, 2.5-1.5. Play through the games and read details on Kostya's wrap-up. 
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Nakamura Hunts for a Win in Moscow
By CLO   
November 22, 2011
SvidNaka300.jpgNakamura has lost only one game in the Tal Memorial in Moscow, to Peter Svidler and drawn all the rest. In the remaining two games, he faces World Champ Anand and GM Ivanchuk. 
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Hou Extends Lead in Women's World Championship
By IA Carol Jarecki   
November 21, 2011
HouHumpy.jpgReigning champ Hou Yifan currently leads by two points in her match against challenger Humpy Koneru. International Arbiter Carol Jarecki reports from the scene in Albania.
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US Junior Congress Smashes Records
By Aditya Kumar   
November 21, 2011
Congress_17.jpgA record-setting 370 scholastic players from states across the country came to play in the National Junior Congress hosted in the Santa Clara, California on October 28th-30th. 
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Over 1000 Compete in K-12 Nationals in Dallas
By Jamaal Abdul-Alim   
November 19, 2011
Memphis.jpgAbout 1170 youths are competing in the K-12 National Championships this weekend in Dallas, Texas. The tournament is split into 13 sections by grade.
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US Chess League Final: Chicago Blaze vs. New York Knights
By Kostya Kavutskiy   
November 18, 2011
USCLmainlogo.jpgThe US Chess League final between the Chicago Blaze and the New York Knights is set for Nov. 20th. UPDATE 11/20: The Knights capture the USCL title. Full story coming soon! 
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November - Chess Life Online 2011

Sucesso in Brazil Four-Way Tie at Turkey Bowl in Florida The US Chess Scoop on the National Chess Congress Shabalov Wins STL Thanksgiving Open, GM Norm Tourney BeginsThanksgiving Results are in Stars of Chess in Education Gather in Dallas Liang Golden at World Youth; Silver for Li Carlsen Wins Tal Memorial, Plans Trip to NYC Hou Yifan Defends World Women's Title Happy Thanksgiving From BrazilNew York Knights: 2011 US Chess League Champs Nakamura Hunts for a Win in Moscow Hou Extends Lead in Women's World Championship US Junior Congress Smashes RecordsOver 1000 Compete in K-12 Nationals in Dallas US Chess League Final: Chicago Blaze vs. New York Knights A Weekend in Dallas: National K-12 Champs Kick Off Preparing for Brazil: Awonder Has Adream Heading to Brazil: World Youth Awaits Amanov & Akopyan Top 12th FIDE Metropolitan Invitational John Ballow Earns Correspondence IM TitleRuth Haring: President's Report Tal Memorial Begins in Moscow US Chess League Highlights: Quarterfinals Kaidanov Takes Throne in King's IslandWomen's World Championship Begins Grandmasters Attack in Michigan Brooklyn Castle: The IS 318 Story Urgent Update for Organizers of FIDE Rated Tournaments2012 Samford Fellowship: Call for Applications US Chess League: Week Ten Highlights The Scoop on the US Chess League: Eastern DivisionMore Action Than Ever in Irvine & Miami The November Check is in the Mail Kekelidze New Marshall Club Champ; Wu Second Greg on Norms Part I: Please Stop Caring! Pumpkin Patch Chess Tournament A Better Place to Wait in Dallas New in Chess and the FEB show on Nakamura and Kasparov