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US Team Earns Ten Medals in Peru
By CLO   
July 31, 2012
PanAmSlide2.jpgThe 30-person US delegation earned ten medals at the Pan-American Youth Championships in Lima, Peru. The bounty included six golds, three silvers and one bronze. Emily Nguyen even scored a perfect 9/9 in the girls under ten section.
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Upsets Abound at the Washington International
By Michael Regan   
July 30, 2012
Awonderslide.jpgThe 1st Annual Washington International has featured a number of upsets, including Awonder Liang's win against GM Kaufman. After five rounds Onischuk and Kamsky lead with 4.5/5. Update 8/1/12: Kamsky wins the event--full story coming soon! 
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Washington International Kicks Off, Field Includes Kamsky, Onischuk
By Michael Regan   
July 27, 2012
WashingtonDCLogo.jpgThe inaugural Washington International starts this weekend. The field includes 10 GMs, 11 IMs and three of the top four players residing in the US (Kamsky, Onischuk, Gareev.)
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2012 Continental Chess Championship
By Franc Guadalupe,   
July 27, 2012
FIDE Zonal President Franc Guadalupe passes on an important message on the 2012 Continental Chess Championship which will take place in Mar de la Plata, Argentina, October 12-22.
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Bodek Wins Cadet Playoff to Nab Scholarship
By Michael Regan   
July 26, 2012
Cadetslidecolorc.jpgCadet co-champions Michael Bodek, Christopher Gu, Christoher Wu, and Aleksandr Ostrovskiy played a two-round knockout tournament to determine the winner of a UMBC scholarship. Bodek won. Find games and details in the full story. 
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A Swiss Swing for Nakamura
By Macauley Peterson   
July 25, 2012
Nakaslide.jpgGM Hikaru Nakamura began the Biel GM tournament with two draws and a third round loss to Wang Hao. Macauley Peterson's report includes annotations and details on Morozevich's withdrawal. 
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Pan-American Chess Champs Begin in Peru
By CLO   
July 25, 2012
PanAmSlide.jpgThe Pan-American Championships have begun in Lima, Peru and the US delegation includes 30 players coached by FM Aviv Friedman.
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Wu Leads Cadet After Five Rounds
By CLO   
July 23, 2012
After 5 rounds of the Cadet Championships, Christopher Wu pulled in to first place with a win over Justus Williams as Christopher Gu fell to Joshua Colas. Update: Michael Bodek took first place after a playoff. Full story coming soon.
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Liou & Sevian Top 20th Metropolitan Invitational
By Ankit Gupta   
July 22, 2012
Yian200.jpgTwo young stars, FM Yian Liou and Samuel Sevian tied for first at the 20th Metropolitan Invitational. They both earned IM norms along the way, Sevian's 2nd and Liou's 1st. Find details and a game annotated by Liou. 
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Ramachandran Wins US Junior Open
By Franc Guadalupe   
July 21, 2012
Karthikslide.jpgExpert Karthik Ramachandran won the US Junior Open in Houston with a perfect score, while 15-year-old Sarah Chiang took clear second.
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Cadets Begins This Weekend
By Michael Regan   
July 20, 2012
The 2012 US Cadet Championship kicks off this Saturday, 7/21, at 11 a.m. Pairing numbers will be drawn on Friday night. Participants include Colas (pictured), Ostrovskiy & Wu.
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Ivanov Wins Senior; Bradford Earns Ticket to Greece
By Franc Guadalupe   
July 19, 2012
IvanovSlide2.jpgGM Alexander Ivanov won this year's Senior Open, held in Houston Texas.  Former U.S. Senior Champ IM Joe Bradford, the top finisher over 60, qualifies for the World Senior Championship in Greece. 
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Chess Benefactor Jacqueline Piatigorsky Dies at 100
By Randy Hough   
July 19, 2012
JackiePslide.jpgU.S. chess lost one of its major figures of the 20th century Tuesday with the passing of Jacqueline Piatigorsky at age 100. Her accomplishments as an organizer, benefactor, and player were legion.
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Young Entrepreneur Challenges PayPal Founder to Chess Match
By Jennifer Shahade   
July 19, 2012
AJlead.jpgA.J. Steigman, chess master & founder of Soletron, a social networking platform, challenged Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel to a $1 million chess match. Steigman tells CLO about his favorite games and how chess helped his business instincts. 
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2012 Delegates Call
By CLO   
July 18, 2012
delegatescallslide.jpgThe 2012 delegates call is now online. The 62-page report includes the President's report, the Executive Director's report, Committee reports, future USCF events, a US Chess Trust report and more. 
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Denker & Barber Fields Nearly Set
By Dewain Barber   
July 18, 2012
Denkerslide.jpgThe 2012 Denker Tournament of High School Champions and the Barber tournament of K-8 Champions begin on August 4th at the US Open in Vancouver, Washington.  
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