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Anand World Champion
By GM Ian Rogers   
September 30, 2007
anandfinalslide.jpgViswanathan Anand of India is our new World Champion!  Ian Rogers recaps the action, and reveals how Anand compares his first title, which he won in 2000, with this victory.
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Anand on the Brink
By GM Ian Rogers   
September 29, 2007
teotihuacan7slide.jpgUpdate: Anand is the World Champion! Full report coming soon. Read CLO's penutlimate report, "Anand on the Brink" 
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Kramnik and Gelfand Chase Anand
By GM Ian Rogers   
September 28, 2007
kramnikslide2.jpgIn round twelve, Anand's main rivals, Vladimir Kramnik and Boris Gelfand both scored victories. Anand is still a full point ahead of the field with two rounds to go. Ian Rogers analyzes.
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How Wojo Won: The Sicilian
By Jonathan Hilton   
September 27, 2007
Hiltonwojt.jpgJonathan Hilton, the precocious teenage author of the award-winning "How Wojo Won" series returns to cover Aleksander Wojtkiewicz's Black repertoire. In this installment, he covers Wojo's treatment of the Sicilian Scheveningen.

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U.S. Chess League Week 5 Recap
By Robby Adamson   
September 27, 2007
USCLmainlogo.jpgRobby Adamson recaps the six exciting matches of the fifth week of the United States Chess League.
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Miami Open Attracts both U.S. Champs
By Jennifer Shahade   
September 27, 2007
miamiopenslide.jpgThe Miami Open (Sept. 26-30) attracted both the U.S. Women's Champion Irina Krush and U.S. Champion Alexander Shabalov. Check out some of the most exciting first round games and a video by Zeljka Malobabic. 
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Anand Pulls Away
By GM Ian Rogers/Macauley Peterson   
September 26, 2007
anandslide3.jpgGM Ian Rogers analyzes round 11 action, in which Anand pulled away from the field with a win over Morozevich. Also check out Macauley Peterson's live video of Anand.
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Anand Closes in on World Ttitle
By GM Ian Rogers   
September 25, 2007
CLO_Kramnik-Anand_184w.jpgGM Ian Rogers analyzes the exciting round 10 battle between Kramnik and Anand.  Anand still leads the World Championship by a full point, with 6.5/10.
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When to Play h3 in the Ruy?
By GM Joel Benjamin   
September 24, 2007
Joelead.jpgGM Joel Benjamin explains the pros and cons of the move h3 in the Ruy. Ask GM Joel a question of your own at askgmjoel@uschess.org.
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Couch Potato's Guide to World Champs
By GM Ian Rogers   
September 24, 2007
Morothumb2.jpgOn the day of the big Anand-Kramnik battle, Ian Rogers summarizes where to catch the hottest news on the World Champs in Mexico City, in addition to CLO's coverage. Also play through Round 9's action, in which Morozevich and Grischuk both scored. 
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Leko Wins in Round 8
By GM Ian Rogers   
September 22, 2007
Lekothumb.jpgIan Rogers analyzes round 8 action in Mexico. 

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Call for Bids for the 2008 U.S. Champs
By Bill Hall   
September 21, 2007
thumb_us_flag.jpgThe US Chess Federation is seeking bids to hold the 2008 US Championship and 2008 US Women's Championship.  Bidding is open until at least Nov.1, 2007, and the USCF office reserves the right to extend this deadline.
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Anand Takes Sole Lead
By GM Ian Rogers/Macauley Peterson   
September 21, 2007
anandthumb2.jpgMacauley Peterson shows us a video of the leader after seven rounds, Viswanathan Anand, and GM Ian Rogers analyzes Kramnik-Gelfand and offers his half-way mark impressions.
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USCL Week 4 Recap
By WGM Jennifer Shahade   
September 20, 2007
USCLmainlogo.jpg We are reaching the midpoint of the third season of the U.S. Chess League , and the only thing clear is that it's going to be a very tight race. Web editor Jennifer Shahade recaps week 4's highlights.
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Gelfand Joins Anand in Lead
By M. Peterson/ J.Shahade   
September 20, 2007
gelfandthumb.jpgCheck out round six games and a video interview with Gelfand from Macauley Peterson. Update: Anand wins in round seven against Grischuk to emerge as clear leader. 
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Wild Round in Mexico
By GM Ian Rogers   
September 19, 2007
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By defeating Peter Svidler, Viswanathan Anand took the clear lead after the fifth day of the World Championship tournament in Mexico City. Meanwhile, Gelfand and Grischuk both won their first games of the event.
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