Gold for Naroditsky at World Youth
By FM Aviv Friedman   
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It is a world championship for the United States as Californian Daniel Naroditsky takes gold, while Sarah Chiang of Texas earns a silver medal.



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Gata Kamsky Shows His Theoretical Side At the Tal Memorial
By IM Vladimir Barskiy   
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While Kramnik won, Kamsky again represented the U.S. on the world stage, though saving his most dazzling play for the World Cup the following month.



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Yermo’s Swan Song?
By Jerry Hanken   
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The winners of the American Open in past years reads like a Who’s Who of the American chess world, and though the numbers were disappointing this year, this year’s winner is again worthy of the title “American Open Champion.”



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A Brief History of the ICC
By Dr. Steve Goldberg   
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“Brick and mortar” chess clubs are suffering around the country, but the Internet Chess Club booms.



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25 Years and Counting
By Micheal Aigner   
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The 2007 Western States Open at the Sands Regency marked the 25th anniversary of an event that has evolved from a small local tournament into a large international festivaL—now designated an American Classic and Heritage Event. 



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Stanley Yang is National Youth Action K-12 Champ
By Betsy Dynako   
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This year, under the largest of arches, the smallest of all the USCF scholastic national championships was played.



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City of Queens, Isle of Kings
By Jerry Hanken   
Kentucky’s Kaidanov crowned at King’s Island; Master Carl Boor finds himself in rarified company.



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