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Indian teen, Negi, leads Philly International
By Todd Andrews   
June 29, 2008
negileadCLO.jpgFM Todd Andrews reports after five rounds of the Philadelphia International (June 26-30.) More than a dozen strong Indian players are participating, including 15-year-old Indian Parimarjan Negi, who leads with 5/5.
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GM Joel on the Caro-Kann
By GM Joel Benjamin   
June 28, 2008
Joelslideask.jpgWhy isn't the Caro-Kann more popular? GM Joel offers several reasons why the Caro lags behind other major responses to 1.e4. Send your own inquiries for Joel to askgmjoel@uschess.org.
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Get in Shape!
By Gary Kevin Ware   
June 26, 2008
arrow.jpgGary Kevin Ware presents twenty chess problems in shapes such as cats, Christmas trees and hearts. The unpublished Loyd problem to the left, "Arrow" is a mate in two.
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Norms for Liu and Molner; Paragua Beats Ramirez in Playoff
By J.Shahade/E.Vicary   
June 26, 2008
ParaguaCLOslidegAt the Marshall International, GM Paragua defeated GM Ramirez in the tiebreak playoff. Meanwhile, Liu and  Molner scored IM norms! Check out games and a special quiz by E. Vicary. 
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USCF Calls for U.S. Women's Champs Bids
By USCF   
June 25, 2008
thumb_us_flag.jpgThe United States Chess Federation's Executive Board announces a call for bids for the 2009 U.S. Women's Championship.   
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Felecan Leads in Chicago
By Sevan Muradian   
June 24, 2008
felecanslide.jpg Florin Felecan was a last minute replacement in the 12th American FIDE Invitational in Chicago, but so far he is leading with 4.5/5.
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Todd on Music and Chess at Bonnaroo
By FM Todd Andrews   
June 23, 2008
Toddslide.jpgFM Todd Andrews writes a creative report on chess at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, where he alternated chess moves with Kanye, Metallica and Gogol Bordello.
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Marshall International Kicks Off
By Jennifer Shahade   
June 22, 2008
Marshallslide.jpg 40 players including 8 GMs and 11 IMs are duking it out at the New York Marshall International (June 21-June 25.) After three rounds, five players lead with 2.5/3. 
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Holt and Hughes Win in Lindsborg
By Jennifer Shahade   
June 20, 2008
TylerleadCLO.jpgConrad Holt won the U.S. Cadet Championship in Lindsborg with 5 out of 6. In the Junior Closed, Tyler Hughes beat Gregory Young in the last round to claim first place on tiebreaks.
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Kudrin Leads WCL/USCF Grand Prix
By John Henderson   
June 20, 2008
SergeyCLOslide.jpgGM Sergey Kudrin leads the World Chess Live/United States Chess Federation 2008 Grand Prix. Alan Kain won the second monthly online competition. Read full story for details on how to start playing on WCL today!
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Erenburg and Mitkov Top Cleveland
By Joe Fogarty   
June 17, 2008
CleveOpenslide.jpgErenburg and Mitkov tied for first in the Cleveland Open (June 13-15.) Teenage reporter Joe Fogarty gives a general overview of the new CCA event, and writes about his win in the Under 1800.
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Abby Blogs on her Win in Springfield
By Abby Marshall   
June 17, 2008
Abbyslide.jpgAbby Marshall tied for first and won on tiebreaks in the Springfield Invitational, despite being the lowest rated player. Here she blogs on the round-robin format and analyzes her best games.
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Young Leads Junior; Holt on Top at Cadets
By Jennifer Shahade   
June 15, 2008
Holtslide.jpgUpdate: Conrad Holt  wins Cadet. In the U.S. Junior, Tyler Hughes beat Young in the final round and won on tiebreak. Full story coming soon.
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Elliott Liu, on TV Once Again
By Jonathan Hilton   
June 13, 2008
ElliotLiuCLolead.jpgElliott Liu will appear on TV this Saturday at the U.S. Open-of golf! Tune in on ESPN or NBC during the final pairing at 3 PM PST/6 PM EST. Read the full story for more details by Jonathan Hilton and Elliott Liu.
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Interview with Anna Zatonskih
By Tom Braunlich   
June 13, 2008
AnnaawardCLOslide.jpgTom Braunlich interviews Anna Zatonskih on her victory in Tulsa, comparing life in Germany and America and her take on Irina's Open Letter.
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Baniel is Champion, Dulger Makes History
By Andres D. Hortillosa   
June 13, 2008
Dulgerslide.jpgJhonel Baniel was the top scorer at the 2008 Armed Forces Interservice Chess Tournament (Arizona, June 9-14) Elena Dulger came clear first and will be the first woman to join the U.S. Armed Forces team that will compete later this year in Belgium.
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