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Gata In; Alex Out in World Cup
By Jennifer Shahade   
December 1, 2007
gataslide.jpgGata advances to the sweet 16 in the World Cup (Khanty-Mansiysk, Nov.24-Dec.17.) His round four opponent will be Svidler, who defeated Rublevsky in the tiebreak match. Meanwhile, Alexander Onischuk lost to Alexei Shirov, who conducted an inspired attack.
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Dallas Wins the U.S. Chess League!
By FM Robby Adamson   
November 30, 2007
dallasslide2.jpgRobby Adamson reports on the thrilling finale of the U.S. Chess League. The Boston Blitz and the Dallas Destiny tied their regular match, so they went to the blitz playoff- it was past 2 AM when Dallas won the USCL title!
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World Cup Round 3: Gata Wins; Alex Draws
By Jennifer Shahade   
November 30, 2007
gataslider3.jpgIn Round 3.1 of the World Cup (Khanty-Mansiysk, Nov.24-Dec.17), Gata Kamsky scored a victory against Kiril Georgiev while Alex Onischuk drew Alexei Shirov with the black pieces.
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Daniel Wins Gold; Sarah Takes Silver
By Jennifer Shahade   
November 28, 2007
danielnwinsslide.jpgDaniel Naroditsky wins gold with 9.5/11 in the Boys Under 12 section of the World Youth! Sarah Chiang lost her final game but still earns a silver medal. 
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Gata and Alex Advance; Yury Out
By Jennifer Shahade   
November 28, 2007
onir2slide.jpgIn round 2.2 of the World Cup ( Nov.24-Dec.17, Khanty Mansisyk, Russia), American players Alex Onischuk and Gata Kamsky won their matches 1.5-.5. Meanwhile, Yury Shulman lost to Shirov, who Onischuk will face in round 3. Update: Gata faces Kiril Georgiev, who defeated Kasimdzhanov in the tiebreak.

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Sarah and Daniel Go For Gold!
By Jennifer Shahade   
November 27, 2007
danielnslide.jpgSarah Chiang (Girls Under 10) and Daniel Naroditsky (Boys Under 12) both lead with 8.5/10 at the World Youth (Antalya, Turkey Nov.18-Nov.28.) With just a round to go, both are tied for first with one other player.
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Gata and Alex Score in Round 2
By Jennifer Shahade   
November 27, 2007
kamskyround2slidesmall.jpg Alex Onischuk and Gata Kamsky scored impressive victories in Round 2.1 of the World Cup while Shulman drew against Shirov in a theoretical line of the Grunfeld.
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Sadvakasov Wins in Philly
By J.Shahade/Chris Bird   
November 26, 2007
sdslide.jpgAfter winning five games in a row at the National Chess Congress (Philadelphia, Nov.23-25), GM Darmen Sadvakasov took a draw, to take clear first by a full point.
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Abby Blogs from Turkey: Part II
By Abby Marshall   
November 26, 2007
AbbyslideWY.jpgWFM Abby Marshall blogs from the World Youth (Antalya, Turkey, November 18-28) This entry includes thoughts on sexism in coaching, the King's Gambit and the beauty of Antalya. Scores after 9 rounds included in this story.
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Shulman and Onischuk Advance
By Jennifer Shahade   
November 26, 2007
Shulmanslide.jpg  In the World Cup (Nov.24-Dec.17, Siberia), Shulman and Onischuk advanced in today's tiebreak playoffs. Kaidanov and Akobian were eliminated. Kamsky, Shulman and Onischuk face off tomorrow against Avrukh, Shirov and Nikolic, respectively. 
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Daniel Slips; Sarah Leads
By Jennifer Shahade   
November 25, 2007
Sarah-1.jpgIn the eighth round of the World Youth, the U.S. team scored 21.5/33. Unfortunately, our highest scorer, Daniel Naroditsky lost his first game of the event. On the bright side, Sarah Chiang is in first place in the Girls Under 10 with 7/8.
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Five Americans Move on; Four Out
By Jennifer Shahade   
November 25, 2007
gataslide.jpgIn the World Cup, four Americans were eliminated in game two of round one. Four more move on to the tiebreaks tommorow. Gata Kamsky, won against Ahmed Adly 1.5-.5 and will have a free day to prepare for Round two.
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Sadvakasov Leads in Philly
By Jennifer Shahade   
November 24, 2007
sadvaslide.jpgAt the National Chess Congress (Nov.24-26, Philadelphia), GM Darmen Sadvakasov (2593) leads with 4/4 in the Premier section.
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World Cup Kicks Off
By Jennifer Shahade   
November 24, 2007
WCCslide.jpgIn the first round of the World Cup (Siberia, Nov 22-Dec.18), the American team scored only 3 out of 9. The tournament is structured as a knockout with two game mini-matches, so tomorrow's play will determine who breaks through to round two.
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Mystery Analyst Blogs from Turkey
By Mr. X   
November 24, 2007
louizaslide.jpgMr. X, a mystery analyst blogging from the World Youth (Antalya, Turkey, November 18-28) offers exclusive annotations on six of our team's games so far including two from Louiza Livschitz in the Girls Under 16.

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Naroditsky Heads to Board One
By Jennifer Shahade   
November 24, 2007
danielnslide.jpgThe U.S. team scored 19.5 out of 33 in round 7 of the World Youth Championship (Antalya, Turkey, Nov.18-22.) Daniel Naroditsky won again, and plays on board one tomorrow against the only other 6.5/7, FM Ulvi Barjarani from Azerbaijan.

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