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The Indian, According to Loyd
By Gary Kevin Ware   
January 31, 2009
CLOslideGKW.jpgGary Kevin Ware's article includes over 15 problems for you to solve, and outlines American composer Sam Loyd's fascination with the Indian problem. For more problems, check out Gary's Gems on chessproblem.net.
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Kamsky Scores in Corus as Sofia Match Nears
January 30, 2009
kamkarcloslide.jpgGM Gata Kamsky scored today in Corus against GM Sergei Karjakin. Check out the game and the schedule for his match against Topalov, which begins just over two weeks from now.
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Aronian Leads as Controversy Strikes in Corus
By GM Ian Rogers   
January 29, 2009
Aronianslide.jpgGM Ian Rogers reports on Corus Chess 2009, including thoughts from the leader Levon Aronian on his win against Michael Adams. Rogers also details the events of the Radjabov-Smeets controversy.
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U.S. Chess School Comes to Arizona: Part II
By Elizabeth Vicary   
January 28, 2009
Ngslide.jpgIn part two of her report on the eighth U.S. Chess School, held in Scottsdale, Arizona, Elizabeth Vicary profiles all nine participants and reveals the solutions to week one's math problems.

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Details on 2009 U.S. Championship
January 27, 2009
ChessClubslide.jpg24 of the nation's best chess players will be invited to participate in the 2009 U.S. Chess Championship, held at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis from May 7-17, 2009. The purse includes more than $130,000 in prize money.
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Kamsky Stumbles in Corus; Three Lead
January 27, 2009
gataslideclo.jpgAfter a promising start in Corus Chess 2009 (Wijk Aan Zee, January 17- Feb. 1), Kamsky has stumbled, losing two games to Aronian and Radjabov. Meanwhile, Levon Aronian, Sergei Karjakin and Lenier Dominguez lead Corus with 5.5 out of 9
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Gibraltar Kicks Off with 4 U.S. Stars
January 27, 2009
Irinacricketslide.jpgThe Gibraltar Chess Festival (January 27-February 5) kicks off today with four American chess stars participating in the big Swiss: Varuzhan Akobian, Hikaru Nakamura, Irina Krush and Anna Zatonskih.
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U.S. Chess League Calls Out to Los Angeles
By IM Greg Shahade   
January 24, 2009
USCLmainlogo.jpgU.S. Chess League Commissioner IM Greg Shahade calls out to Los Angeles to form a team to join in the fifth season of USCL.
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Sevillano and Matikozyan Tie in Western Class
By Jerry Hanken   
January 23, 2009
Sevillanoslidegood.jpgIMs Enrico Sevillano and Andranik Matikozyan shared first in the 16th Western Class over the Martin Luther King weekend.
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GM Alexandra Kosteniuk to Appear at SuperNationals!
January 23, 2009
alexscloslide.jpgWomen's World Champion, Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk has confirmed an appearance at the 2009 SuperNationals in Nashville, Tennessee (April 3-5). Rooms are going fast so reserve yours today!

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Chess Hands Revealed
January 22, 2009
Bickslidehand.jpgCheck out the answers and winners of the "Hands up for World Chess Live" contest, which featured 14 of Betsy Dynako's hand portraits of top American players.
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U.S. Chess School Comes to Arizona
By Elizabeth Vicary   
January 21, 2009
yurycloslide.jpgJoin in on the fun-- and GM Yury Shulman's tough exercises at the 8th U.S. Chess School. Elizabeth Vicary's article includes a lesson on queen sacrifice, the concept of 'trousers',  and a math contest.
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The Games of Mark Diesen (1957-2008) : Part II
By IM Mark Ginsburg   
January 20, 2009
DiesenPartii.jpgThe second part of IM Ginsburg's memorial of Mark Diesen includes miniatures, games from his big win in the 1976 World Junior and Diesen in his own words.
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Obama Visits and Gareev Wins in Philly
By Jennifer Shahade   
January 20, 2009
garreevslide2.jpgTimur Gareev won clear first in the Liberty Bell Open with 6 out of 7. Rivaling for headlines was Barack Obama's Friday night visit to the "chess" hotel and Zenyuk's first round win over 2nd place finisher, Kacheishvili.
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Kamsky Warms Up in Corus
January 18, 2009
Kamskycloslide.jpgJust a month before his big match, Kamsky is warming up in a super Grandmaster tournament in Wijk Aan Zee, Corus Chess 2009. He started out with a win over Morozevich and two draws.
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Hands Up for WCL
By Besty Dynako   
January 16, 2009
handslide.jpgSo you can recognize chess players' faces or moves, but can you recognize their hands? Take a shot in this photo contest by Besty Dynako. The 6 best answers by Tuesday, Noon EST will get a 1-year World Chess Live membership.
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