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Perelshteyn and Dean-Kawamura Win Marchand Open
By IM Bryan Smith   
February 28, 2010
GM Eugene Perelshteyn and Ben Dean-Kawamura tied for 1st at the 32nd Marchand Open held in Rochester during a lull between huge winter storms which have buffeted the East Coast.
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Chess Master Appeared on Oprah
By WIM Alexey Root   
February 25, 2010
Chess Master Kurt Schneider, who most recently played first board for the Yale "A" team at the 2008 Pan Ams, was on the Oprah show Monday, February 22. But not for chess. Find out why!
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Kaidanov-2, Polgar-1 in Sicilian Theme Match
By CLO   
February 25, 2010
Kaidanov holds a 2-1 lead over the strongest woman chess player in history, Judit Polgar, in a Sicilian theme match. Update: Judit tied the match 2-2 and now the match goes to tiebreak.
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Hilton in the Big Classroom, Part II: Mexico
By Jonathan Hilton   
February 24, 2010
In the second installment of Hilton in the Big Classroom, Jonathan writes about the chess history of Merida, Mexico, the hospitality of meridanos and a blitz match with IM and author Ramón Huerta Sorís.
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Adamson on IM Norm #2 at the North American Masters
By FM Robby Adamson   
February 21, 2010
FM Robby Adamson of Tucson gives an in-depth, personal look into earning his second International master norm at the 25th North American Masters held over two weekends in Skokie, IL.
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How to Lose a Girl in 3 Days
By Shaun Smith   
February 20, 2010
Shaun Smith of Chess-In-The-Schools explains the team name concept and shows a few key games from his US Amateur East team, How to Lose a Girl in 3 Days.
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Judit Polgar to Play Greg Kaidanov in Sicilian Theme Match
By FM Mike Klein   
February 19, 2010
GM Judit Polgar, the highest rated woman in history, will face renowned trainer GM Gregory Kaidanov in a Sicilian theme match from Feb.22-25. The games can be viewed on Monroi.com.
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Amateur Team North: Touch Move Team Tops and Trevor Annotates
By Alex Betaneli   
February 19, 2010
Winning the US Amateur Team North with 5.5/6 was I Love mchesscenter.com, a Chicago team led by IM Angelo Young. In other big news, Trevor Magness broke 2200 and annotates his win over GM Yermolinsky.
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Fun & Names at the US Amateur Team East
By Jennifer Shahade   
February 19, 2010
CLO's US Amateur Team East wrap-up includes games from the winning team, the Cambridge Springers, a Chess Scoop video and best team name contenders. Updated with a pdf link to full crosstable.
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Justus Prevails in Williams-Colas Match
By Shaun Smith   
February 18, 2010
11-year-old Justus Williams won a four-game match against 11-year-old Josh Colas with a 3-1 score. Both are on pace to break the record for the youngest African-American master.
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Beasts From the Southeast Annotate!
By Dalton Perrine and Toby Boas   
February 18, 2010
Two members of the winning Beasts from the Southeast at the US Amateur Team South, Dalton Perrine (board three) and Toby Boas (board two) provided annotations of their games. Updated with annotations of a scholastic game!
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Americans Abroad Update: From Moscow to Iceland
By CLO   
February 17, 2010
The Aeroflot Open concluded but Americansare playing in Cappelle while Shulman, Ehlvest, Lenderman and Krush are set to play in Iceland. Cappelle Update: Naroditsky finished with 5.5/9 but narrowly missed the IM norm. GM Bhat scored 6/9/
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Kosteniuk Simul Countdown
By CLO   
February 17, 2010
Sign up for Alexandra Kosteniuk's 50-board simul exhibition at the Elementary Nationals! Also read about Kosteniuk simuls in Florida on April 24 and just announced, Cherry Hill, NJ on May 8th! 
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Over a Thousand High Schoolers Team-up in Illinois
By Betsy Dynako   
February 16, 2010
The 2010 Illinois High School Team Championship report includes a photo gallery and tandem annotations by Eric Rosen, the first board on the winning team, Niles North High and individual champion Michael Auger.
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Justus Williams to Face Off Against Josh Colas
By Shaun Smith   
February 16, 2010
From Feb. 17-18, Justus Williams and Joshua Colas, both 11, will face off in a rated match at IS 318K (4 rounds of G/60). Watch it live on ICC-rounds will be at 9:30 am and 12:30 pm each day! 
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Kapil Chandran Makes a Move for Haiti
By CLO   
February 16, 2010
11-year-old expert Kapil Chandran organized a 38-board simul to benefit Haiti relief. Kapil scored one loss, two draws and 35 wins and most importantly raised $306 for the Save the Children organization.
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February - Chess Life Online 2010

Perelshteyn and Dean-Kawamura Win Marchand OpenChess Master Appeared on Oprah Kaidanov-2, Polgar-1 in Sicilian Theme Match Hilton in the Big Classroom, Part II: MexicoAdamson on IM Norm #2 at the North American Masters How to Lose a Girl in 3 Days Judit Polgar to Play Greg Kaidanov in Sicilian Theme Match Amateur Team North: Touch Move Team Tops and Trevor AnnotatesFun & Names at the US Amateur Team East Justus Prevails in Williams-Colas MatchBeasts From the Southeast Annotate! Americans Abroad Update: From Moscow to Iceland Kosteniuk Simul CountdownJustus Williams to Face Off Against Josh Colas Over a Thousand High Schoolers Team-up in Illinois Kapil Chandran Makes a Move for Haiti Team OC Wins Amateur Team West Results are in at the US Amateur Team East Beasts From the Southeast Take Amateur Team South Americans in Aeroflot : Kamsky on Plus One Akshay Malhotra Plays 150 Games for Haiti Relief Amateur Team Weekend Upon us! Chess Without Borders Hosts Haiti Fundraiser Americans in AeroflotChanging of the Guard: A Documentary on the 2009 US Championship Hilton in the Big Classroom, Part I: Nicaragua Adamson Secures 2nd IM Norm at the 24th North American Masters De Firmian Wins the Bermuda OpenA Glimpse into Nakamura's PreparationShankland Searches Gibraltar for Final Norm Bermuda Open Begins Luke Harmon-Vellotti Conducts Haitian Benefit Simul Americans in Gibraltar: Kamsky and Lenderman Lead the Way Kudrin Takes Land of the SkyThe Scoop on Chess Exam: You vs. Bobby Fischer GM Joel on the Question He Always Wanted The February Check is in the MailCollege Chess News