RAW World Chess Challenge: Magnus Takes on the World
By CLO   
August 31, 2010
See details on the G-star RAW World Chess Challenge, where world #1 ranked player, Magnus Carlsen, will take on all comers. Read the latest press release on the event, set for September 10 in New York City.  Also see details on a special Saint Louis viewing party.
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US Senior Wraps: Ivanov Wins, Kaufman Advances to World Senior
By GM Larry Kaufman   
August 30, 2010
GM Larry Kaufman, who blogged on the US Senior Open for CLO, earned the World Senior spot for the top player over 60. He reports on his playoff victory against Bondar and GM Alexander Ivanov's win.
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Barnett Joins GMs Paragua & Shabalov at the Top of the Atlantic Open
By Matan Prilleltensky   
August 30, 2010
GMs Shabalov & Paragua were joined at the top of the Atlantic Open crosstable with Alex Barnett. All three scored 4.5/5, with Shabalov earning the $100 1st place bonus on tiebreak. Matan Prilleltensky reports.
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US Chess League Opens with Fireworks
By Arun Sharma   
August 29, 2010
Arun Sharma of the US Chess League recaps the first week action. Highlights include defending champs NY Knights' sweep over Boston, Philly's upset win over the Knockouts and the Saint Louis-Los Angeles battle. 
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Alexander Ivanov Wins 2010 US Senior
By CLO   
August 28, 2010
GM Alexander Ivanov took first place at the 2010 US Senior Open. Ivanov won his last round game against Emory Tate, while his main rival GM Sergey Kudrin drew against GM Larry Kaufman.
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Ivanov and Kudrin Lead US Senior
By GM Larry Kaufman   
August 26, 2010
GMs Alexander Ivanov and Sergey Kudrin are tied for first at the US Senior Open with perfect 4-0s. They'll face off tomorrow. GM Larry Kaufman, who is leading the race for the top player Over 60, reports from Boca Raton.
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Four Lead US Senior Open
By CLO   
August 26, 2010
After three rounds of the US Senior Open in Boca Raton, Florida, GMs Kudrin, Ivanov and IMs Tate and Bradford lead with perfect 3-0 scores. Tonight should be interesting, with the perfect scores facing off- watch games live on Monroi.com.
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Dean Sweeps the Dean of Chess Academy FIDE Invitational
By Aaron Kiedes   
August 24, 2010
At the Dean of Chess Academy FIDE Invitational, IM Dean Ippolito, founder of the club, swept the event 9-0. Find out more about the tournament and the club from tournament director Aaron Kiedes.
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US Senior Open Kicks Off
By GM Larry Kaufman   
August 23, 2010
Former World Senior Champ GM Larry Kaufman writes about the first round of the US Senior Open and assesses the pre-tournament favorites. Update: You can now watch live games from the US Senior on Monroi.com!
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Americans Abroad: Nakamura Nets Amber Spot
By CLO   
August 22, 2010
At NH Chess, Nakamura won a blitz tiebreak over fellow Rising Star GM Anish Giri to earn a golden ticket into Melody Amber. As Hikaru moves on to the Spanish League, GM Gata Kamsky is off to the Baku Open.
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US Senior Open Begins Monday
By Franc Guadalupe   
August 22, 2010
The US Senior Open begins on Monday. The six-game tournament will be held in Boca Raton from August 23-28. Look for CLO dispatches from former World Senior Champion Larry Kaufman.
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US Olympiad Teams Finalized
By CLO   
August 20, 2010
The US Olympiad and Women's Olympiad teams have been finalized. The event will be held in Khanty-Mansisyk from September 19 to October 3. Pictured to the left are overall boards 2+3, US Champ Gata Kamsky and World team gold medallist Alexander Onischuk.

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A Grandmaster Vacation: GM Pascal on Sturbridge
By GM Pascal Charbonneau   
August 20, 2010
GM Pascal Charbonneau writes about "vacationing" from his finance job with chess tournaments. Here he focuses on the Continental Open in Sturbridge, in which GM Lenderman and Andrei Zaremba tied for 1st.
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Perfection in Montreal
By CLO   
August 19, 2010
At the North American Youth Championship in Montreal, four US players reached a perfect score: Aravind Kumar, Samritha Palakollu, Anna Matlin and Dai Yang. Others who tied or won their section: Akshita Gorti, Jeffrey Xiong, Rachel Gologorsky, Eve Zhurbinsky and Victor Shen.
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GM Rogers on NH Chess: Nakamura on a Roll
By GM Ian Rogers   
August 19, 2010
GM Rogers analyzes Nakamura's quick victory over GM Loek Van Wely, and tells a surprising backstory about the game's variation.
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Grand Prix Rule Changes Include 1st Prize Minimum
By Bill Goichberg   
August 19, 2010
The Executive Board has passed a motion adding rules to Grand Prix tournaments, including a minimum guaranteed first prize of $150. The new rules will apply to TLAs submitted about November 10, 2010.
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August - Chess Life Online 2010

RAW World Chess Challenge: Magnus Takes on the World US Senior Wraps: Ivanov Wins, Kaufman Advances to World SeniorBarnett Joins GMs Paragua & Shabalov at the Top of the Atlantic OpenUS Chess League Opens with FireworksAlexander Ivanov Wins 2010 US Senior Ivanov and Kudrin Lead US SeniorFour Lead US Senior OpenDean Sweeps the Dean of Chess Academy FIDE Invitational US Senior Open Kicks Off Americans Abroad: Nakamura Nets Amber Spot US Senior Open Begins MondayUS Olympiad Teams Finalized A Grandmaster Vacation: GM Pascal on SturbridgePerfection in Montreal GM Rogers on NH Chess: Nakamura on a Roll Grand Prix Rule Changes Include 1st Prize Minimum 2010 US Chess League Preview Americans Abroad: From Greece to Canada Schein - Friedman Scholastic Project The Kids are Alright in AmsterdamAmericans in Europe, ContinuedNakamura Saves Draw vs. Van Wely and Scores vs. NielsenNakamura Starts NH Masters with a WinUpdate on Americans in Europe From Trophies to Money: A Chess Mom on the Southern Open USCF Recognizes Leaders at Awards Luncheon Nakamura to Play for World Against Carlsen in G-Star Raw ChallengeGM Ramirez Coasts to Victory at the US Open US Champion Kamsky Wins Mainz Rapids! Ramirez Sole Leader as US Open Nears FinaleTommy He Golden in Brazil Ramirez & Shabalov Lead in IrvinePan-Am Nears Conclusion GM Kaufman on Fischer Random & The Irvine Grind Ramirez Perfect as Merge Approaches Campaign for FIDE President Heats up Middle EastRamirez Still Perfect at the US Open as Six-Day Heats UpToby Boas, GMs Becerra & Paragua Share First at the Southern OpenFavorites Prevail in Denker & TOC; Six-Day US Open Schedule BeginsThe August Check is in the Mail Arnold and Melekhina Off to the World Juniors Learning From Your Losses Leaders Emerge in Irvine