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Lenderman Wins Eastern Open
By CLO   
December 31, 2010
Lenderman200.jpgGM Aleksandr Lenderman has won $2000 for clear first at the 37th Eastern Open in Washington D.C with 6.5/8. Browse final standings and look for the full story with games coming soon!
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University of Texas at Dallas Wins Pan-Ams!
By CLO   
December 30, 2010
Salslide.jpgThe University of Texas at Dallas took first place at the Pan-American Championships with a perfect 6-0 team score. Look for a full report soon by Alex Betaneli with pix by Betsy Dynako!
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Daniel Naroditsky Earns Second IM Norm
By CLO   
December 30, 2010
danieln225.jpgYoung author Daniel Naroditsky earned his second IM norm at the Groningen Open. Next up for Daniel is the Berkeley International from January 2nd-8th.
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Kacheishvili and Stocek Top Vegas
By Randy Hough   
December 30, 2010
Georgi220.jpgGMs Giorgi Kacheishvili and Jiri Stocek tied for first at the 2010 North American Open in Las Vegas, taking home almost $8000 each. See key games in Randy Hough's wrap-up.
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Pan-Ams in Full Swing!
By CLO   
December 29, 2010
milslide.jpgThe Pan-American Championships are in full swing. Undefeated teams after three rounds include two teams from the University of Texas at Brownsville, the University of Maryland Baltimore County and the University of Texas at Dallas. 
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Friedel in Clear Lead at North American Open
By Randy Hough   
December 29, 2010
Joshslide.jpgGM Josh Friedel is in the clear lead at the North American Open. He defeated GMs Yury Shulman and Varuzhan Akobian on a way to a perfect 5-0. See games and more details in Randy Hough's update. 
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The Chess Stars Come out in Las Vegas
By Randy Hough   
December 28, 2010
ballysslide.jpgThis year's North American Open includes a star-studded field including GMs Loek Van Wely, Friedel, Akobian, Stocek, Kacheishvili, Kosteniuk and US Women's Champ Krush.
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Dreev Dominates UTD Invitational
By James Stallings   
December 28, 2010
dreev.JPGGM Aleksey Dreev dominated the University of Texas at Dallas Invitational, held from December 16-21. The top seed posted a fine 2806 tournament performance to take first place, a full 2 points ahead of GM Ramirez in 2nd place.
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Eastern Open Begins in DC
By Brennan Price   
December 28, 2010
Lenderman200.jpgThe Eastern Open in Washington DC features GMs Lenderman and Kaufman. Check out games and details. The three-day begins Tuesday night at 5:30 EST and should see more strong players join the fray!
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Holiday Tournaments Kick Off
By CLO   
December 27, 2010
ballysslide.jpgAfter the presents are unwrapped, chess tournaments kick off in Las Vegas and Washington D.C. Also look for updates from the Pan-American Champs, which kick off today in Milwaukee.
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The Atlantic City Chess Scoop: Part II
By Jennifer Shahade   
December 25, 2010
Irina200.jpgMerry Christmas! Watch the second installment of the Atlantic City Chess Scoop featuring US Women's Champ Irina Krush, GM Paragua and Daniel Parmet. Also check out annotations by Krush of her game against Shabalov.
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A Christmas Mate in Two
By GM Pal Benko   
December 24, 2010
Xmastree.jpgGM Pal Benko, Chess Life's "Endgame Lab" columnist, provides the USCF with a holiday season present: A mate-in-two puzzle in the shape of a Christmas tree.

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Hou Yifan Women's World Champion!
By CLO   
December 24, 2010
houslide.jpg16-year-old GM Hou Yifan is the new Women's World Champion! Hou defeated Ruan Lufei in the tiebreak playoff to become the youngest World Champ in history.
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The Staunton Code: Part I
By Bob Basalla   
December 23, 2010
Stauntonslide.jpgCLO's first foray into fiction is a chess-themed suspense story by Bob Basalla, also a satire of the Da Vinci Code. Look for parts ii and iii in the coming weeks. 
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Ruan and Hou Off to Tiebreaks at World Women's Champs
By CLO   
December 23, 2010
finalslideWC.jpgToday, underdog WGM Ruan Lufei tied the Women's World Championship final match 2-2. GM Hou Yifan and Ruan will play a rapid tiebreak for the title tomorrow!
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The US Chess Scoop on Atlantic City: Part I
By Jennifer Shahade   
December 21, 2010
FanYun.jpgWatch Chess Scoop interviews with Atlantic City International co-champs Gata Kamsky and Loek Van Wely. Yun Fan talks about the World Women Champs, currently 1.5-0.5 in favor of Hou Yifan.  
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December - Chess Life Online 2010

Lenderman Wins Eastern OpenUniversity of Texas at Dallas Wins Pan-Ams! Daniel Naroditsky Earns Second IM NormKacheishvili and Stocek Top Vegas Pan-Ams in Full Swing! Friedel in Clear Lead at North American Open The Chess Stars Come out in Las VegasDreev Dominates UTD InvitationalEastern Open Begins in DC Holiday Tournaments Kick Off The Atlantic City Chess Scoop: Part II A Christmas Mate in Two Hou Yifan Women's World Champion! The Staunton Code: Part I Ruan and Hou Off to Tiebreaks at World Women's Champs The US Chess Scoop on Atlantic City: Part I Kamsky and Van Wely Top Atlantic City InternationalAtlantic City International Features Top-Notch FieldUniversity of Texas at Dallas Invitational BeginsRuan Lufei Advances to World Women's Final All-Chinese Final at the Women's World Championships Pan-Ams Head to Milwaukee, December 27-30Melekhina and Mandizha Share Top Honors in Philly A Disney Chess Weekend: Matan on the K-12 Nationals Carlsen Wins in London; Nakamura Finishes in Middle Samuel Sevian Youngest US Master Ever! Melinda on Nationals: A Successful AdventureFinal Four Almost Set for World Women's Championships Three Roads to the 2011 Arizona State Championship: Part IIIChess Expert Jonathan Corbblah to Appear on JEOPARDY! Grade Nationals Results are in! Drama Heightens at the K-12 National Scholastics Nakamura Loses to Carlsen in LondonZatonskih Eliminated in Women's World Champs Nakamura Celebrates Birthday with Win Over KramnikNational K-12 Champs Kick Off This WeekendZatonskih Advances in World Women Champs to Face Koneru Nakamura - Carlsen, Private Blitz Match [Video]London Chess Classic Underway Zatonskih Wins First Game Against Sebag Three Roads to the 2011 Arizona State Championship: Part II Ruth Haring on Volunteering and her Chess ComebackKasparov Visits Saint Louis, Short Puts on Lecture and SimulThe December Check is in the Mail Wrapping up the American Open Zatonskih Advances, Baginskaite Goes to TiebreakExtreme Blitz Match Featuring IMs Hungaski and Shahade Women's World Championship Begins in Turkey Three Roads to the Arizona State Championship: Part I Dates Set for 2011 US Chess Championships