Dozens of Titled Players Enter Philly International
By CLO   
June 30, 2012
PhillyslideInt.jpgThe Philadelphia International, which precedes the World Open, began with dozens of titled players entered. Watch live games on the official site and look for a US Chess Scoop video from the scene. 
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Chess in the Land of the Delta Blues
By Korey Kormick   
June 29, 2012
woodburgchamp.jpgFor the second year in a row, the US Amateur South was held in Memphis, Tennessee.  Top seed George Woodbury III (pictured) won the Championship section while Kamron Jafari & Hayden Henson tied for first in the Reserve. 
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The Scoop on the 5th New York International
By US Chess Scoop   
June 29, 2012
The US Chess Scoop visited the 5th New York International. The video features norm-earners Darwin Yang, Victor Shen and tournament co-winner GM Tamaz Gelashvili.
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2012 Annual USCF Awards
By CLO   
June 27, 2012
RandyBauer225.jpgResults for the USCF 2012 Annual Awards are in. Honorees included IM John Donaldson and former USCF board member Randy Bauer, who both received distinguished service awards. 
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Gelashvili & Kacheishvili Win New York International
By CLO   
June 25, 2012
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GMs Tamaz Gelashvili  & Georgi Kacheishvili tied for first at the 5th New York International and earned $3750 each.  Darwin Yang and Victor Shen earned GM norms while Tom Bartell and Adarsh Jayakumar earned IM norms.

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The Scoop on the World Chess Hall of Fame: Inspiring Women Through Art
By US Chess Scoop   
June 22, 2012
The US Chess Scoop talked to Laura Reeves (COO) about work how the World Chess Hall of Fame can inspire more women to play chess.
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New York International Begins With Upsets
By CLO   
June 21, 2012
nyislide.jpgThe fifth New York International kicked off with over 70 participating players, including seven GMs & many talented juniors. First round upsets included Christopher Gu's win over last year's champ, IM Hungaski.
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Kasparov Chess Foundation Celebrates 10th Anniversary
By Richard Krueger   
June 21, 2012
garrymichaellead.jpgOn June 16, the Kasparov Chess Foundation celebrated their 10th anniversary with a chess festival in Bryant Park, Midtown, NYC.

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Lenderman on Playing for a Win at the National Open
By Jennifer Shahade   
June 19, 2012
lendermanslidtrophy.jpgGM Aleksander Lenderman won clear first at the National Open in Las Vegas with 5.5/6, earning $6400. He talked to CLO about his future plans and his new attitude toward fighting chess.
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Karpov & Haring in Las Vegas
By CLO   
June 19, 2012
karpovharingslide.jpgLegendary Russian World Champion GM Anatoly Karpov was warmly received at the National Open. He also met with USCF President Ruth Haring on promoting chess and the state of FIDE. 
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Middling in Moscow
By Macauley Peterson   
June 18, 2012
nakamoscowslide.jpgMacauley Peterson reports live from the Tal Memorial in Moscow. Magnus Carlsen won the event with 5.5/9 while our new US Champion Hikaru Nakamura scored 4/9. 
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Saint Louis Chess Club Partners with KCF on Elite Training Program
By Mike Wilmering   
June 18, 2012
KCFslide.jpgThe Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) is partnering with the Kasparov Chess Foundation (KCF) on a five-year grant program to help develop several American chess prodigies from across the United States.
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Kudrin Alone at the Top of the 2012 NE Open
By AL Lawrence   
June 18, 2012
GM Sergey Kudrin (Conn.) out-steadied five other grandmasters as well as two IMs, to take the Northeast Open's $1,000 first prize in Stamford, Connecticut.
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Lenderman in Clear Lead at National Open Finale
By CLO   
June 17, 2012
With one round to go at the National Open in Las Vegas, GM Aleksandr Lenderman has a perfect 5-0. In the final round, he faces IM Sevillano (4.5 points, pictured). Update: Lenderman draws to take clear first! Full story coming soon. 
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Sevian, Sharma & Shen Earn Norms at Metropolitan Chess
By Ankit Gupta   
June 16, 2012
Sevian.jpgFM Victor Shen, NM Arun Sharma, and NM Samuel Sevian all earned IM norms at the 19th Metropolitan Chess International, held in Los Angeles from June 6-10.

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Karpov Wins in the Blitz [VIDEO]
By CLO   
June 14, 2012
Watch the post-game press conference with former World Champion Anatoly Karpov, who defeated four-time US Champion Yasser Seirawan in a match, held in Saint Louis from June 10-13. 
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