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Chess Life
Editorial Staff
Chess Life Editor &
Director of Publications Daniel Lucas
Chess Life Online Editor Jennifer Shahade
Chess Life for Kids Editor Glenn Petersen
Senior Art Director Frankie Butler
Editorial Assistant/Copy Editor Alan Kantor
Editorial Assistant Jennifer Pearson
Technical Editor Ron Burnett
TLA/Advertising Joan DuBois
Advertising inquiries: (931) 787-1234, ext. 123. All TLAs should be e-mailed to or sent to P.O Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557-3967. Letters to
the editor should be submitted to
USCF Staff
Main Office in Crossville, TN (931) 787-1234
Executive Director/EB Secretary Bill Hall
ext. 189
Assistant Executive Director
& Director of National Events
Patricia Knight Smith 931-200-3411
Administrative Assistant
Cheryle Bruce
ext. 147
Clubs & Membership Associate Alan Kantor
ext. 128
Chief Accountant
Peggy Stephens
ext. 131
Chief Financial Officer
Joe Nanna
ext. 150
Accounting Associate
Susan Houston
ext. 136
Director of Business Operations Judy Misner
ext. 126
Membership & Ratings Supervisor Jim Johanson
ext. 127
Mailing Lists/Membership Assoc. Traci Lee
ext. 143
Membership Associate
Jay Sabine
ext. 146
Director of Communications
& Affiliate Relations
Joan DuBois
ext. 123
Correspondence Chess
Alex Dunne
Fundraising/Sponsorship Assoc. Joan DuBois
ext. 123
National Education Consultant Jerry Nash
FIDE & Scholastic Associate
Chuck Lovingood
ext. 148
OTB Ratings/FIDE
Walter Brown
ext. 142
Computer Consultant
Mike Nolan
ext. 188
IT Director, Webmaster &
Tournament Director Certification Phillip R. Smith
USCF Executive Board
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Chess Life — January 2010
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January on
< Hikaru in Corus
Our U.S. champion, GM Hikaru Nakamura, will be playing in the "A"
group of Corus (Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands, January 15-31) this year.
His opponents will include World Champion GM Anand and current
top gun 2800+ GM Magnus Carlsen, who Nakamura defeated recently
in a blitz chess match. GM Ian Rogers will report from the scene.
Chess stars: they’re just like us!
From St. Louis
to Turkey >
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for Best of CLO
In January, we’ll countdown the
ten best articles of 2009 so you
can catch up on some of the time-
less web pieces you may have
missed. Nominees for best articles
include stories by GM Pascal
Charbonneau, GM Josh Friedel,
FM Mike Klein, WFMs Abby Mar-
shall and Elizabeth Vicary.
This Month’s Contributors
Mike Klein
(“CoverStory,”p. 18)isaafrequentcontributor
to Chess Life.
Paul Gold
(“Profile,” p. 30) is a chess master/promoter
and occasional Chess Life contributor living
inTucson, Arizona.
The Scoop on Martin Luther King
weekend tourneys
Dr. Alexey Root, WIM
(“2009U.S.Women’sOpen,”p. 34)isafrequent
contributorto Chess Life andistheauthorof
Read, Write, Checkmate: Enrich Literacy with
Chess Activities (2009),Westport,Connecticut:
GM Ian Rogers
(“Instruction,” p. 37) is a frequent contributor
to Chess Life .
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