This is the cover of the January 2006 issue of Chess Life.

Chess News

Igor Ivanov 1947-2005 by John Donaldson
Shabalov & Mitkov Show Some Midwest Chess by Macaley Peterson
Last Men Standing Win Western States Open by John Donaldson
Upsets Galore at 2005 Governor’s Cup by John Donaldson
Topalov Takes All by Ian Rogers
Gorbachev, Tea, and Chess by Irwin W. Fisk
Siberian Team Participates in Chess for Peace by Irwin W. Fisk
Finding the Formula for Success by Alexander Chernin
The FIDE Trainers Program by Yuri Razuvaev

Other regular features are:

Checking In
Chess to Enjoy by Andy Soltis
Back to Basics by Lev Alburt
Opening Secrets by Susan Polgar
Solitaire Chess by Bruce Pandolfini
65th Square by Robert Byrne
Key Krackers by David L. Brown
Easy Does It by Robert Lincoln
Larry Evans on Chess by Larry Evans
Check is in the Mail by Alex Dunne
Endgame Lab by Pal Benko
2005 Grand Prix
Tournament Life: 201 National, State, and Local Events to Play In
Check it Out: Solutions
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Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar