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The Scoop on the National Chess Congress
By Jennifer Shahade   
November 30, 2010
shabalovslide2.jpgCheck out US Chess Scoop videos from the National Chess Congress in Philadelphia including interviews with co-winner Alexander Shabalov, IMs Hungaski, Bonin and US Women's Champ IM Irina Krush.
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Four GMs Tie at the Thanksgiving Open in Saint Louis
By Mike Wilmering   
November 30, 2010
Alexo210.jpgThe Thanksgiving Open in Saint Louis ended in four-way between GMs Onischuk, Gurevich, Shulman and Kaidanov. GM Alexander Onischuk is the champ on tiebreak.
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GM Kraai California Class Champion
By Aditya Kumar   
November 30, 2010
Jesse300.jpgGM Jesse Kraai is the 2010 California Class Champion. Read about the tournament, held at the San Francisco Airport Hyatt over Thanksgiving weekend.
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Friedel Wins American Open on Tiebreak Over Sevillano and Khachiyan
By Randy Hough   
November 29, 2010
Friedel325.jpgBay Area GM Joshua Friedel is the 2010 American Open Champion on tiebreaks, ahead of IM Enrico Sevillano and GM Melikset Khachiyan.
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North American Amateur Closed
By Sevan Muradian   
November 29, 2010
tourneyhallNAACslide.jpgThe 1st North American Amateur Closed was held over Thanksgiving weekend to provide an opportunity for amateur class players to achieve their international (FIDE) ratings.
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Four GMs Tie at National Chess Congress
By CLO   
November 28, 2010
Grandmasters Kacheishvili, Shabalov, Lenderman and Kudrin tied for first at the National Chess Congress in Philly. Kevin Mo took clear first in the Under 2200 section. See full results on nationalchesscongress.com and look for Chess Scoop vids coming soon to CLO.
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American Open Kicks Off with Upsets
By Randy Hough   
November 27, 2010
Randy Hough writes about leaders and upsets at the American Open in Los Angeles. In the four-day schedule FM Robby Adamson and IM Steven Zierk lead with 3.5/4 while GM Josh Friedel and Roman Yankovsky lead the three-day.
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Thanksgiving Chess Weekend Begins with Food
By Andrea Rosen   
November 26, 2010
A weekend of Thanksgiving chess kicks from Los Angeles to Philadelphia. A group of titled players dined in Saint Louis a day prior to the Thanksgiving Open at the CCSCSL. Can you match the meals to the players?
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Sevillano Wins Metropolitan Invitational
By Ankit Gupta and Kostya Kavutskiy   
November 26, 2010
IM Enrico Sevillano won the Metropolitan Invitational, held in Los Angeles over two weekends. See the full story for in-depth tandem analysis by Joel Banawa and Roman Yankowsky.
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Details for 2011 Candidates Matches Released
By CLO   
November 24, 2010
FIDE announced details for the 2011 Candidate Matches in Kazan, Russia from May 3-27. US Champion Gata Kamsky is one of the eight participants, while Carlsen announced he would drop out earlier this month.
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Defeating Your First Grandmaster
By Benjamin Katz   
November 24, 2010
Benjamin Katz scored his first win over a Grandmaster, Sergey Kudrin, in the Eastern Chess Congress. Katz reveals some improvement tips for busy people.
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New England Nor'easters are the 2010 US Chess League Champions!
By Kostya Kavutskiy   
November 23, 2010
Kostya Kavutskiy of the LA Vibe covers the 2010 US Chess League Championship match between the New England Nor'Easters and the Miami Sharks, held on November 20th.
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Tasty Thanksgiving Chess Weekend Ahead
By CLO   
November 23, 2010
Thanksgiving brings a major weekend of chess including the National Chess Congress in Philly, the American Open in LA, the North American Amateur Closed in Skokie and the Thanksgiving Open in STL.
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New England Wins 2010 US Chess League Champs
By CLO   
November 21, 2010
The 2010 expansion team the New England Nor'easters won the 2010 US Chess League Championship over the Miami Sharks. Congrats! 
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GM LarryC on GM Larry Evans
By CLO   
November 21, 2010
GM Larry Christiansen, known as "LarryC" on the ICC dedicates his latest ChessFM show to the American chess legend and author, GM Larry Evans.  
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Aronian Wins World Blitz Title
By CLO   
November 18, 2010
GM Levon Aronian captured the World Blitz Championship (Moscow, Nov 16-18) title with 24.5/38. US #1 Hikaru Nakamura came in fifth with 21.5 points.
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November - Chess Life Online 2010

The Scoop on the National Chess Congress Four GMs Tie at the Thanksgiving Open in Saint LouisGM Kraai California Class Champion Friedel Wins American Open on Tiebreak Over Sevillano and Khachiyan North American Amateur Closed Four GMs Tie at National Chess Congress American Open Kicks Off with Upsets Thanksgiving Chess Weekend Begins with Food Sevillano Wins Metropolitan Invitational Details for 2011 Candidates Matches Released Defeating Your First Grandmaster New England Nor'easters are the 2010 US Chess League Champions! Tasty Thanksgiving Chess Weekend Ahead New England Wins 2010 US Chess League ChampsGM LarryC on GM Larry Evans Aronian Wins World Blitz Title Becerra Wins 9th Annual Turkey Bowl World Blitz Underway in Moscow IM Amanov Leads the Metropolitan FIDE Invitational Miami and New England to Contest US Chess League FinalGM Larry Evans (1932-2010), American Chess Legend, Dies Nakamura Solid and Almost Stellar in MoscowIvanov and Shabalov Win Kings Island Berkeley International Now a Superswiss Kasparov Chess Foundation Presents 2011 All-Girls NationalsKings Island Open Kicks OffClub Champs Crowned During Busy Marshall SeasonNakamura Staying Cool in MoscowShen and Rajendran Big Winners at the National Youth Action Daniel Gurevich on Breaking 2200 New York State Scholastic Champions in Tandem SimulGM Kaufman Ties For First at World Senior Sharks, Scorpions, Blitz and Nor'easters Advance to SemfinalsDarwin Yang Earns IM Norm at SPICE Cup Nakamura Among Elite Field at Tal Memorial Kaufman on the World Senior: Still in the Running National Youth Action Attracts Strong Field The November Check is in the Mail U.S. Success at the 2010 World Youth Happy Election Day! US Chess League Week 10: Playoff Dreams Realized & Crushed The Leningrad Scene