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BRONZE Times Two
By FM Mike Klein   
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So it goes: with both the men’s and women’s teams taking bronze in Dresden—and the men doing it by crushing powerhouse Ukraine in the last round—the U.S. has emerged as an international chess power, backed by players such as current U.S. Women’s Champion Anna Zatonskih, who also won an individual gold medal.



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America’s Newest GM
By GM Larry Kaufman   
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The 18th World Senior Chess Championship results in America’s latest GM and world champion: GM Larry Kaufman



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Beautiful Chess, Dangerous Tactics: Ehlvest Captures Continental
By GM Josh Friedel   
Former USCF president Beatriz Marinello, on behalf of the Confederation of Chess for America, Chess Educators LLC, and the USCF, organizes a FIDE World Cup Qualifier in Boca Raton, Florida.



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The Pentagon Five
By By Zachary Kinney, Major, USAF, Ret.   
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Five tie for first in the annual contest of our military’s best players, with Larry Larkins coming out on top for the second year in a row.



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Khach as Khach Can
By Jerry Hanken   
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GM Melikset Khachiyan takes the venerable American Open for the fourth time.



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Looks at Books: The Diversity of Chess Teaching
By WIM Elizabeth Vicary   
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New In Chess puts together a collection of essays examining how to teach chess—from the beginner on up to Magnus Carlsen



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Chess to Enjoy: Stop the Presses!
By GM Andy Soltis   


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