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Chess Kids, Two Decades Later
By Dr. WIM Alexey Root   
June 30, 2011
dvd.jpgThe documentary Chess Kids, featuring the 1990 World Youth in Wisconsin, was released in 1996. Dr. Alexey Root reviews the 2011 follow-up DVD including interviews with Judit Polgar & Josh Waitzkin.
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The US Chess Scoop on the Philadelphia International
By The US Chess Scoop   
June 28, 2011
Gerzhoyslide.jpg IM Leonid Gerzhoy, who won clear first at the Philadelphia International along with a $3000 prize. The event preceded the massive World Open, which kicked off tonight!
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2011 North American Youth Champs in Full Swing
By Shaun Smith   
June 28, 2011
Justus300.jpgNearly 300 players are competing in Tarrytown, NY at the 2011 North American Youth Championship. See Shaun Smith's wrap-up for details and a key win by Justus Williams over Michael Bodek.
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Election News: Ballots Due by July 20
By CLO   
June 27, 2011
USCFFLag (1).jpgUSCF voting members should have received their Executive Board election ballots earlier this month. Reminder: Ballots must be received by the accounting office of Taylor, Bilyeu & Company by 3 Central on July 20.
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Young Winner at U.S. Junior Championship
By Ken West   
June 26, 2011
youngheadshot.jpgGregory Young is the 2011 U.S. Junior Champion, taking the title with a win Friday before the final round of play even began. See games and details in the final wrap-up.

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Philadelphia International Underway
By CLO   
June 25, 2011
alisaslide.jpgThe Philadelphia International is underway and the event began with a big upset as FM Melekhina defeated GM Shabalov. Article now updated with game.
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Young in Control at U.S. Junior Championship
By Ken West   
June 24, 2011
naroyoung400.jpgWith just two rounds remaining, Gregory Young leads with 6/7. UPDATE: Young clinched the title of US Junior Champion! 
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The Scoop on the New York International
By US Chess Scoop   
June 23, 2011
The US Chess Scoop talks to Robert Hungaski, who earned his second GM norm on his way to winning the New York International. Marc Arnold, Kassa Korley & Aleksandr Ostrovskiy are also featured.
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Unusual Chess Problems: Part II
By Dr. Steven B. Dowd   
June 23, 2011
dowd21.jpgDr. Steven B. Dowd continues his thrilling two part series on Unusual Chess Problems. This installment features themes of underpromotion, castling and en passant.

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Young Falters, Naroditsky Wins to Pull Even at U.S. Juniors
By Ken West   
June 22, 2011
daniel.jpgThe hunt for the title of US Junior Champion opened up in round five. See Ken West's full story and check livestream.com/uschess for live coverage from the Saint Louis Chess Club.
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2011 North American Youth Chess Championship, June 25-29
By Beatriz Marinello   
June 22, 2011
Beatriz Marinello updates USCF members on the North American Youth Championship, set for in Tarrytown, New York from June 25-29th. Bookmark the official site and look for a CLO report by Shaun Smith.
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Museum of the Moving Image to Host Bobby Fischer Against the World Event
By CLO   
June 22, 2011
fischerlead.jpgTonight the Museum of the Moving Image in New York will host a screening of the documentary "Bobby Fischer Against the World" and a discussion with Dr. Frank Brady, Shelby Lyman, and Dylan McClain.
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Carlsen & Karjakin on Top at Medias Kings
By CLO   
June 21, 2011
CarlsenBazna.jpgMagnus Carlsen earned first at the Medias Kings tournament in Romania over Sergey Kajarkin on tiebreak. US GM Hikaru Nakamura lost to Ivanchuk in the final round and finished joint third.
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Hungaski Clear First at New York International
By CLO   
June 21, 2011
hungaskileadNYI.jpgIM Robert Hungaski took clear first and earned a GM norm at the New York International with the awesome score of 8/9. Kassa Korley and Aleks Ostrovskiy earned IM norms. US Chess Scoop video coming soon.
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Gregory Young Still Perfect at US Junior
By CLO   
June 20, 2011
UsJRlogo.jpgGregory Young is on a perfect 4/4 at the 2011 US Junior Championships in Saint Louis. Monday is a free day, but be sure to watch the remaining games with live commentary at livestream.com/uschess.
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Hungaski in Clear Lead at New York International
By CLO   
June 19, 2011
Hungaskilead.jpgIM Robert Hungaski is in the clear lead at the 2011 New York International (June 17-22) at St. John's University, having defeated two GMs, Kekelidze and Gareyev.
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June - Chess Life Online 2011

The US Chess Scoop on the Philadelphia International 2011 North American Youth Champs in Full SwingElection News: Ballots Due by July 20Chess Kids, Two Decades Later Young Winner at U.S. Junior ChampionshipPhiladelphia International Underway Young in Control at U.S. Junior ChampionshipThe Scoop on the New York International Young Falters, Naroditsky Wins to Pull Even at U.S. JuniorsUnusual Chess Problems: Part II 2011 North American Youth Chess Championship, June 25-29Museum of the Moving Image to Host Bobby Fischer Against the World Event Hungaski Clear First at New York International Carlsen & Karjakin on Top at Medias Kings Gregory Young Still Perfect at US Junior Hungaski in Clear Lead at New York International Slugfest Continues at U.S. Junior ChampionshipNew US Grandmaster Shankland Annotates Wins from State Champs New York International Kicks Off Secrets of Brooklyn Bughouse Champs, Part II: Attacking Fighting Chess in Round One of Junior ChampionshipNakamura Sleeps Soundly at Last in TransylvaniaDenker and Barber Fields Nearly Set Greg on Chess: the Trouble with Round-Robins Akobian and Van Wely Share First in National Open Hikaru Strikes Back in Bazna Five Tied for Lead at National OpenA Speedy Start to the Las Vegas Chess Festival Banawa & Wang Earn Norms at 6th Metropolitan Invitational Bazna Kings Begins in Romania The Chess Party Begins in Vegas Junior Closed Championship Set for Saint LouisThe Secrets of Brooklyn’s Bughouse Champs, Part I: Openings Nakamura, Off to Bazna, Featured in Saint Louis Post US Titles Approved by FIDE Include Shankland, Holt & Yang Seven US Players Qualify for World Cup Kraai & Sevillano Share 1st in Calgary; Bonus Prize Discourages Draws Hikaru Nakamura Wins 1st ICC Open The June Check is in the Mail Diary of a Chess Uncle…Or Trophy FishingJames Black in the New York Spotlight [VIDEO] Marmont and Hu Top US Amateur West Chipkin and Ding are U.S. Amateur East Champs