ANAND’S ARMY
By Jerry Hanken   
thumb_najer_web.jpgAt the 2008 edition of the World Open, a large Indian contingent led by the winner on tiebreaks, GM Parimarjan Negi, score impressively.




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Is Your EGO Costing You Your ELO?
By Michael Jeffreys   
In a sport that relies on brain instead of brawn, ego is a powerful motivator. Don’t let your preoccupation with self affect your rating points.



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Golden Getz
By FM Alec Getz   
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Continuing a promising trend for American juniors in international events, Alec Getz takes the gold medal at the Pan American Youth Championships. Here he tells Chess Life readers his story.



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Polgar Invitational Breaks Away To Claim Its Own Identity
By Randy Wheeless   
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In it’s fifth edition, the Polgar Invitational for Girls moves to a new home and time. A chess dad gives his perspective.



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The Mysterious Knight Move
By Frank Camaratta   
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Chess is a logical game, or so most of us would like to think. But have you ever wondered why the knight moves as illogically as it does?



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2008 CJA/Cramer Awards
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The Chess Journalists of America and the Cramer Committee awards this year highlight both the healthy state of American chess journalism and changing trends with the addition of “Best Blog” and “Best Video/Podcast.” Enjoy some samples of winning entries over the next two pages.



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Looks at Books: A Gem of a Book
By Elizabeth Vicary   


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