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2015 (all in full color!)
Note: All 2015 issues also feature a Northwest Chess Grand Prix report by Murlin Varner.
December
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Cover: Ryan Long of Hillsboro, Oregon, at the 2015 Oregon All Stars Invitational Tournament in Salem on October 9. Photo credit: Jeffrey Dobbins.
32-page issue with "Are We Losing The Human Side Of Chess?" by Brian Berger, "Chess Notes from Another America" by Dan Bailey, Idaho Chess News, Oregon Chess News, Washington Chess News and a back-cover photo of David Zaklan by Jeffrey Roland. CJA photojournalism entry: NWC December 2015 back cover (photo of David Zaklan by Jeffrey Roland).
Nov. 2015 NWC cover November
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Cover: Jerrold Richards (left) vs. David Hendricks at the Vancouver Open. On the next board, Joseph Truelson (left) vs. Nathan Lee. Photo Credit: Rachna Soneji.
32-page issue with Washington Chess News, Idaho Chess News, Oregon Chess News, and a back-cover photo of the late Richard Gutman at the 2013 Oregon Open by Jeffrey Roland.
Oct. 2015 NWC Cover October
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Cover: GM Timur Gareyev gives Blindfold Simul by Mike Morris.
32-page issue with 2015 Chess Journalists of America Awards, Idaho Chess News, Oregon Chess News, Washington Chess News, annual USPS Statement of Ownership, "Chess Groovies" by NM Daniel He and NM Samuel He, and a back-cover photo of "2015 Run or Bike/Chess Championship by Dianne Barrese."
Sept. 2015 NWC Cover September
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Cover: Dewain Barber, Owen McCoy and Dylan Denker at the Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions by Sarah McCoy.
32-page issue with Denker/Barber/NGIT by Owen McCoy, Oregon Chess News, Washington Chess News, Idaho Chess News, and a back-cover photo of "Alex Machin at the Boise Chess Club" by Jim Berezow.
Aug. 2015 NWC Cover August
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Cover: David Lucky “in victory pose” as he wins the 2015 Idaho Open in the same calendar year as he also won the Idaho Closed. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.
32-page issue with Idaho Chess News, Oregon Chess News, Washington Chess News, "Chess Groovies" by NM Daniel He and NM Samuel He and a back-cover photo of "Jeffrey Roland at the Boise Chess Club by Jim Berezow."
July 2015 NWC Cover July
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Cover: Members of the Lakeside K-12 Championship Team by Hideyuki Nagase.
32-page issue with Oregon Chess News, Washington Chess News, Idaho Chess News, a "Travel The World And Play Chess Crossword Puzzle" by Carol Kleist and a back-cover photo of "Jim Berezow taking picture of Jaime Crosby and Jarod Buus at Boise Chess Club by Jeffrey Roland."
June
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Cover: Some prize winners at the Washington State Elementary & Middle School Chess Championship by Antony Chiang.
32-page issue with Washington Chess News, Idaho Chess News, Oregon Chess News, "Chess Groovies" by NM Daniel He and NM Samuel He, and a back-cover photo of "Two players looking at a tablet at the Washington State Elementary & Middle School Chess Championships by Antony Chiang."
May
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Cover: Morgan the Dog in Hollywood by Lisa Kuhlman & Brian Berger.
32-page issue with "Morgan the Dog Interview" by Brian Berger, Oregon Chess News,  Idaho Chess News, Washington Chess News and "Chess Groovies" by NM Daniel He and NM Samuel He. The back cover cartoon is "Dog trying to look like Morgan the Dog by Brian Berger." As you can see, this issue has really gone to the dogs!
April
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Cover: The three State Chess Champions by various photographers.
32-page issue with Washington Chess News, Oregon Chess News, Idaho Chess News, and a back-cover photo of Bill Brubaker at the Boise Chess Club by Jeffrey Roland.
March
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Cover: David Lucky, Idaho Blitz Chess Champion by Jeffrey Roland.
32-page issue with Northwest Chess Grand Prix 2014 Final Report by Murlin Varner, Idaho Chess News, Oregon Chess News, Washington Chess News, Crossword Puzzle No. 2 by Carol Kleist, "Chess Groovies" by NM Daniel He and NM Samuel He, and a back-cover photo of Matthew Dominick and Jarod Buus by Jeffrey Roland.
February
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Cover: Aaron Grabinsky by Nancy Keller.
32-page issue with Oregon Chess News, "The Foolish King" by Samir Sen, Washington Chess News, Idaho Chess News and a back-cover photo of Corey Longhurst by Jim Berezow.
January
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Cover: Alan Tan by Duane Polich.
32-page issue with Washington Chess News, "Chess Groovies" by NM Daniel He and NM Samuel He, Oregon Chess News, Idaho Chess News and a back-cover photo of Jim Berezow by Jeffrey Roland.
2014 (all in full color!)
Note: All 2014 issues also feature a Northwest Chess Grand Prix report by Murlin Varner.
December
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Cover: Darwin Porth on National Chess Day by Adam Porth.
32-page issue with Oregon Chess News (includes Raptis vs. Koons match annotated by Koons), Idaho Chess News, Millionaire Chess Open and Western States Open, Washington Chess News, "Chess Groovies" by NM Daniel He and NM Samuel He, Journal of Chess Research Launches with De Groot Gala! by FM Loren Schmidt and a back-cover photo of Jazon Samillano with Morgan the Dog by Brian Berger. This is also the first issue printed by Sound Publishing Inc. of Everett, Wash.
November
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Cover: Halloween decoration taken Oct. 6, 2014 at the Boise Chess Club by Jeffrey Roland.
32-page issue with "The Game Of Chess Is The Clue To Success" Crossword Puzzle by Carol Kleist, Washington Chess News, Idaho Chess News, Oregon Chess News and a back-cover photo of Alex Lopez at the Boise Chess Club by Jeffrey Roland.
October
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Cover: Esteban Ruiz Proaño by Jeffrey Roland.
32-page issue with annual USPS Statement of Ownership, From The Editor, Idaho Chess News, "Northwest well represented in 2014 SPFGI" by Frank Niro, Washington Chess News, Oregon Chess News and a back-cover photo of Hank Harris’ Chess Set by Jeffrey Roland.
September
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Cover: Carl Haessler wins fourth annual Oregon Senior Open, presented by Mike Morris. Photo by Brian Berger.
32-page issue with the Fremont Troll (!), "Northwest Chess wins CJA Award!", Oregon Chess News, Book Review by IM John Donaldson, Idaho Chess News, Washington Chess News and a back-cover photo of "Jerrold Richards plays banjo at PCC Summer Open" by Brian Berger. This is the 800th issue, dating back to the first Washington Chess Letter in Nov. 1947.
August
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Cover: Frisco Del Rosario at the 2014 Idaho Open. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.
32-page issue with Washington Chess News, Idaho Chess News including a reprint of "Fifty Years of Idaho Chess," Oregon Chess News and a back-cover photo of Harry Buerer at the Newport June Open by Suzy Buerer.
July
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Cover: Roland Feng in his victory pose at the 2014 Washington Open. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.
32-page issue with Washington Chess News, Oregon Chess News, "Oregon’s Andy Trattner: From Chess to MIT" by Brian Berger, Idaho Chess News and a back-cover photo of the newly elected WCF Board of Directors by Jeffrey Roland.
June
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Cover: Peter Lessler at 2014 Grand Pacific Open by Blue Giraffe Photo.
24-page issue with Insights from the Grand Pacific Open by NM Peter Lessler, Washington Chess News, Oregon Chess News, Idaho Chess News and a back-cover photo of Nick Raptis at the Clark Harmon Memorial Open by Joshua Sinanan.
May
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Cover: Hank Harris at the BCC #2 Tournament in Boise by Jeffrey Roland.
32-page issue with Washington Chess News, Oregon Chess News, Book Reviews by IM John Donaldson, Idaho Chess News, and a back-cover photo of the Coquille Chess Team at K-12 National Chess Championship in San Diego by Nancy Keller.
April
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Cover: 2014 State Champions. (See magazine for photo credits.)
32-page issue with Oregon Chess News, Idaho Chess News and Washington Chess News (all including some state championship coverage).
March
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Cover: Quentin Van Law at Dragon Chess Open. Photo by Adam Porth.
32-page issue with State Championship Early Report, Rusty’s Chess History by Russell Miller, Oregon Chess News, Seven Book Reviews by IM John Donaldson, Elliott’s Chess Tips by NM Elliott Neff, Washington Chess News, The Dialogue That Ends With A Point by Jacob Stinar and Jeffrey Roland, Idaho Chess News and Andre Murphy at the Mountain Home Open by Jeffrey Roland (back cover)
February
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Cover: Steven Breckenridge giving a 52-board simul. Photo by Sean Tobin.
32-page issue with Idaho Chess News, Oregon Chess News, Washington Chess News and photo of Water Bottle at the Western Idaho Open by Jeff Roland!
January
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Cover: World chess champion Magnus Carlsen as drawn by local artist, Brian Berger.
32-page issue with Oregon Chess News, Idaho Chess News, Washington Chess News, World Chess Championship Games and collage of three pictures of Jacob Stinar juggling chess pieces while balancing a chess king on his forehead by Jeff Roland. 8 pages of this issue were printed in color!
2013 (all in full color!)
Note: All 2013 issues also feature a Northwest Chess Grand Prix report by Murlin Varner.
December
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Cover: ICA Vice President Adam Porth showing his tattoo. Photo by Jeff Roland.
32-page issue with Oregon Chess News, Idaho Chess News, "Ontology Of Chess" by Jacob Stinar and Washington Chess News.
November
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Cover: Ralph Anthony, Run-away NWC Grand Prix Leader, as taken at the 2013 Oregon Open. Photo by Jeff Roland.
32-page issue with "Spotlight on Ralph Anthony, Northwest Chess Grand Prix Leader," Washington Chess News (including the Seattle Sluggers), Oregon Chess News and Idaho Chess News.
October
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Cover: Winners of the 2013 Oregon Open (Aaron Grabinsky, Alexandra Botez, and Richard Gutman) in three photos by Jeff Roland.
32-page issue with Oregon Chess News (including the Oregon Open), Idaho Chess News and Washington Chess News (including the Seattle Sluggers).
September
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Cover: Six Northwest girls plus Susan Polgar and Jeff Roland at the closing ceremonies of the 10th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls Invitational on July 25, 2013.
32-page issue with "Six Northwest Girls at the Susan Polgar Foundation Girls Invitational," "A Nice Time in the Middle of the Country (U.S. Open Report)" by Murlin Varner, Some Games from the U.S. Open, Idaho Chess News, Oregon Chess News and Washington Chess News.
August
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Cover: Luke Harmon-Vellotti playing Kayden Troff at the 2013 U.S. Junior Closed by Tony Rich and courtesy of the St. Louis Chess Club.
32-page issue with "Just a Matter of Time for Luke Harmon-Vellotti" by Frank Niro, Idaho Chess News, Oregon Chess News and Washington Chess News.
July
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Cover: Michael Wang wins Washington Open. Photo credit: Jeff Roland.
32-page issue with Washington Chess News (including the Washington Open), Oregon Chess News, Idaho Chess News and "An Afternoon Chat with Yasser" by Frank Niro.
June
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Cover: Jim Waugh of Spokane celebrates his 84th birthday at the 2013 Inland Empire Open. Photo credit: Jeff Roland.
32-page issue with Oregon Chess News, Idaho Chess News and Washington Chess News.
May
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Cover: Nathan Jiang wins the Idaho Scholastic Champion-ship. Also pictured is retiring ICA President, Jay Simonson. Photo credit: Jeff Roland.
32-page issue with State Championship Games (Part III) Washington Games Conclusion, Oregon Chess News by Frank Niro, Washington Chess News compiled by Russell “Rusty” Miller and Idaho Chess News.
April
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Cover: IM John Donaldson at the 2013 Dave Collyer Memorial by Jeff Roland.
32-page issue with Dave Collyer Memorial Tournament Report by Kevin Korsmo, "Luck in Chess" by IM John Donaldson, State Championship Games (Part II) Oregon plus Idaho, Idaho Chess News, Washington Chess News, Scholastics and Oregon Chess News.
March
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Cover: Washington, Oregon and Idaho state champions.
32-page issue with Washington State Championship Results, Oregon State Championship Results, Idaho State Championship Results, State Championship Games (the first weekend, February 9-10), John Donaldson Book Review, Washington Chess News, Oregon Chess News and Idaho Chess News.
February
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Cover: Nick Raptis at the 2012 Western Idaho Open. Photo credit: Jeff Roland.
32-page issue with Dr. Ralph Hall Northwest Grand Prix (Final 2012 Report) by Murlin Varner, Oregon Chess News, PNW Players Results at the 22nd North American Open (Las Vegas), Washington Chess News, Scholastics, Idaho Chess News and "The Modern von Bardeleben" by Matt Wilson.
January
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Cover: Georgi Orlov and Elena Donaldson Akhmylovskaia in August 2008. Family photo courtesy of Georgi Orlov.
48-page special memorial issue with "Elena Donaldson Akhmylovskaia (1957-2012) by Frank Niro," "World Youth Championship (NW Players) by the players/families," "Seattle Sluggers U.S. Chess League Champions," Idaho Chess News, Washington Chess News and Oregon Chess News.