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Nakamura Beats Fischer's Record in Istanbul
By FM Mike Klein   
August 31, 2012
OlympiadWomen4.jpgIn the last two rounds of the Olympiad, the two US squads have one win and three tied matches. See key games and the full scoop on the women's comeback from disaster against Uzebekistan. 
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2012 USCF Sales Back to School Buying Guide
By CLO   
August 31, 2012
USCFSalesslide.jpgUSCF Sales, the Official Chess Shop of the US Chess Federation, is proud to announce that the 2012 Back to School Buying Guide is included in the September 2012 Chess Life Magazine.
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Olympiad Round Two: Big Wins Over Baltics
By FM Mike Klein   
August 29, 2012
GataHikaruSlide.jpgThe US team defeated Lithuiana including a dramatic win by GM Hikaru Nakamura, the women won against Estonia. Update: The US team wins again in round three and is tied for the lead!
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US Masters Headlines Labor Day Chess Madness
By CLO   
August 29, 2012
TamazslideUSMasters.jpgLabor Day chess madness approaches in the US with state champs & Grand Prixs flourishing all over the country. Find info on some holiday weekend events, including the US Masters. Submit your own tales and games for possible CLO publication. 
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Olympiad Round 1: Giving the Goose Egg
By FM Mike Klein   
August 28, 2012
GataIrina400.jpgThe US teams swept today against Jordan (overall) and New Zealand (women). Find the scoop on the games and the conditions. Tomorrow, the men face Lithuiana while the women play Estonia. 
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Ambitious in Istanbul: Strong American Squads Begin Olympic Medal Race
By FM Mike Klein   
August 28, 2012
FlagsIstanbul.JPGRound 1 of the 2012 Olympiad kicks off with the highest rated US team ever playing Jordan and the women playing New Zealand. Mike Klein reports on the opening ceremony and team members' journeys to Istanbul. 
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David Hua, 15, Wins Atlantic Open
By Jamaal Abdul-Alim   
August 27, 2012
15-year-old David Hua won clear first at the Atlantic Open with 4.5/5, taking home the $2000 first prize and surpassing the 2400 rating barrier.
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Steininger Captures Third US Blind Title
By Bruce Leverett   
August 26, 2012
Dan Steininger (of Indiana) captured the US Blind Championship (Pittsburgh, August 24-25) for the third year running.
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US Junior Champ Marc Arnold Featured in Sports Illustrated
By CLO   
August 23, 2012
SIcurrent.jpgUS Junior Champion IM Marc Arnold is featured in the current issue of Sports Illustrated in the "Faces in the Crowd" section. 
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All for Doughnuts & Coffee (or Not): Volunteers at the US Open
By Al Lawrence   
August 22, 2012
BarberHaringslide.jpgAl Lawrence gives us insight into the other side of the US Open: the hard-working volunteers and delegates who attend workshops and meetings, all without the promise of a Bavarian Creme. 
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Aldama Didn't Miss a Thing; Wins 2nd Metropolitan International
By GM Ian Rogers   
August 20, 2012
Aldam250.jpgIM Dionisio Aldama won the 2nd Metropolitan International with a victory in the Armageddon playoff over GM Timur Gareyev.
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Interview with Mike Klein, Chess Journalist of the Year
By Jennifer Shahade   
August 18, 2012
MikeGreen300.jpgJen Shahade interviews Chess Journalist of the Year, FM Mike Klein on his influences, the best and worst questions to ask a chessplayer and his upcoming trip to cover the Istanbul Olympiad for CLO and CL Mag. Also see the full list of 2012 CJA awards. 
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2nd Metropolitan International Attracts Star-Studded Field
By Damian Nash   
August 17, 2012
Varslide.jpgGMs Timur Gareyev, Robert Hess, Varuzhan Akobian and youngsters Sarah Chiang, Sam Sevian and Darwin Yang are among the participants at the 2nd Metropolitan International, in Los Angeles from August 14-18.  
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Shahade Rises to Occasion at 19th US Chess School
By Kostya Kavutskiy   
August 16, 2012
WCHOFslide.jpgIn his report on the 19th US Chess School in Saint Louis, Kostya Kavutskiy provides highlights from the lesson plans by IM Greg Shahade, who filled in for GM Loek Van Wely.
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Reflections on a Model U.S. Open
By Al Lawrence   
August 14, 2012
PupolsSeirawanslide.jpgAl Lawrence looks back on why the US Open in Vancouver, Washington was such a hit with players and the local community. 
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The August Check is in the Mail
By Alex Dunne   
August 13, 2012
TurgutSlide.jpgThe August Check is in the Mail features a 100 move game in the 24th World Championship by 2nd place finisher Tansel Turgut, a cardiologist in Decatur, Illinois.
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