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Chess Life
an acclaimed book by
Eliot Hearst & John Knott
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History, Psychology, Techniques, Champions,
World Records, and Important Games
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Chess Life — November 2010
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November on
This Month’s
Al Lawrence
(“Looks at Books,” p. 16)
is a former executive director
of both USCF and the World
Chess Hall of Fame. His latest
book, with GM Lev Alburt, is
Chess Training Pocket Book II .
Eliot Hearst
(“History,” p. 28)
was a United States Olympic
chess team captain in 1962 and
is a former columnist for Chess
Life. He has written extensively
about the psychology of sports
and games, computer chess,
learning, memory and conflict.
A distinguished professor
emeritus at Indiana University,
Hearst currently serves as an
adjunct professor of psychology
at the University of Arizona.
The National Youth
The first major scholastic of
the season will take place
in Long Branch, New Jersey
from November 5-7. The nine-
round event is split into
four sections. Check CLO
for results and stories.
The Season of Blitz
The World Blitz Championship takes
place in Moscow, Russia from
November 15-16 and as we go
to press, bullet legend and #1
ranked U.S. player Hikaru Nakamura
is rumored to be among the
participants. Additionally, Hikaru
will face off against world #1
Magnus Carlsen in the
November 27 BN Bank Blitz
in Oslo, Norway (which
Nakamura won last year.)
Dr. Tim Redman
(“Collecting,” p. 34)
has been a contributor to
Chess Life for 30 years. He
was president of the USCF
for two terms, 1981-1984
and 2000-2001. He is also
a FIDE international arbiter.
Redman is a professor of
literary studies at the
University of Texas at Dallas.
His research focuses on
American and British
modernism, and especially
on Ezra Pound. He holds
a Ph.D. in comparative
studies in literature from
the University of Chicago.
Chess Stuffing
Over the holiday, various turkey
day tournaments abound from
the Thanksgiving Open in
St. Louis to the National
Chess Congress in Philadelphia.
Coverage from Philly will include
U.S. Chess Scoop videos!
GM Ian Rogers
(“Americans Abroad,” p. 40)
is a frequent contributor to
Chess Life, especially of inter-
national events.
U.S. Chess League (USCL)
Playoff Season
The USCL reaches its climax
in November with quarterfinals
(November 1-3), semifinals
(November 10) and the
Championship on November
20th. Look for recaps
and more on CLO , including
Kostya Kavutskiy’s (from
the Los Angeles Vibe) USCL
highlight series.
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Chess Life — November 2010
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