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Tatev Takes Clear Lead in Turkey
By Jennifer Shahade   
August 5, 2008
TatevCLOslide.jpgTatev Abrahamyan has 4/4 and the clear lead at the World Girls Championship in Turkey. Meanwhile Alejandro Ramirez and Tyler Hughes are rebounding from tough starts.
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Hess Takes New York August Open
By Steve Immitt   
August 5, 2008
HessCLOslide.jpgIn the August Open at the Marshall Chess Club, IM Robert Hess defeated GM Leonid Yudasin en route to first place.
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11 Perfect in Open; Fernandez and Parry Lead
By J.Shahade/Jerry Hanken   
August 5, 2008
PartyCLOslide.jpgThere are 11 3-0's in the U.S. Open, including Mitchell Powell, who upset a master in round three. Hanken writes about his loss to top-seed IM Doug Root. Meanwhile, Fernandez leads the Collegiate and Parry leads the Denker. 
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Jennifer on Threats, St.Louis and Belize
By Jennifer Shahade   
August 4, 2008
twogirlsbelizeslide.jpgCLO editor Jennifer Shahade blogs on visits to Belize and Saint Louis, and gives thoughts on hot summer topics like the Sochi Grand Prix and Forcing Moves.
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More on Nakamura, Bhat and Anand from Mainz
By J.Shahade/M.Peterson   
August 4, 2008
HikaruCLOslide.jpgCheck out more info on Nakamura's Mainz 960 win, including a victory over Najer and a video interview link. Also watch Macauley Peterson's video interviews with Vinay Bhat and Vishy Anand.
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Hanken Philosophizes in his Corner
By Jerry Hanken   
August 4, 2008
HankenslideCLO.jpgIn his daily "Corner" live from the U.S. Open (Dallas, August 2-10) Jerry Hanken philosophizes on chess culture, comparing U.S.A to India.
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Hilton Blogs from the Denker
By Jonathan Hilton   
August 3, 2008
CLoslideHilton.jpgJonathan Hilton blogs and analyzes games from the Denker tournament of High School Champions (Dallas, August 2-5), where he has 1.5/2.
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Tyler and Tatev Arrive in Turkey
By Jennifer Shahade   
August 3, 2008
TylerCLOSlide.jpgTyler Hughes, Tatev Abrahamyan of U.S. and Alejandro Ramirez of UTD/Costa Rica arrived in Turkey for the World Junior Champs. CLO interviews U.S. Junior Champion Tyler Hughes on Turkey, Lindsborg and the field at the 08' Junior.
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U.S. Open Kicks Off
August 3, 2008
WestinCLOslide.jpgThe U.S. Open and the Denker tournament of high school champions kicked off on August 2, Saturday night. Check out Hanken's Corner, and game highlights from the first round.
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Gata Missteps in Sochi
August 2, 2008
Kamskycloslide.jpgIn the third round of the Sochi Grand Prix (July 31-August 15), GM Gata Kamsky lost to Ivan Cheparinov, who is now the tournament leader. He calmed down with a fourth round draw to Levon Aronian.
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Jamison Unstoppable in Polgar
By Randy Wheeless   
August 2, 2008
SPtop4slide.jpgCourtney Jamison won clear first at the Susan Polgar National Invitational for Girls. The 16-year-old top seed and Pan-American medalist scored 5.5/6.
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Gata Scorches Ivanchuk
By Jennifer Shahade   
August 1, 2008
qh6closlide.jpgAmerican World Championship Candidate GM Gata Kamsky pounded Vassily Ivanchuk today in the second round of the Sochi Grand Prix (July 31-August 15.)
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Nakamura Takes Mainz 960
By By Harry Schaack and Eric van Reem   
August 1, 2008
Nakacloslide.jpgHikaru Nakamura took first place on tiebreak over Motylev and Movsesian in the Finet Open in Mainz, Germany. The event features chess 960, a variant in which the pieces are scrambled in the back row.
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Jamison, Wiener and Conley Lead Polgar
By Randy Wheeless   
July 30, 2008
BrianaCLOslide.jpgTop-seed Courtney Jamison shares the lead at the Susan Polgar National Invitational for Girls with two girls who are rated in the middle of the pack: Alexandra Wiener and Brianna Conley.
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