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A Dutch Treat for Nakamura
By Macauley Peterson   
October 29, 2012
IMG_7171_thumbnail.jpgAfter a tumultuous two months, US Champion Hikaru Nakamura won the 16th Univé tournament in the small Dutch city of Hoogeveen over GMs Sergei Tiviakov, Anish Giri, and Hou Yifan.
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College Chess News: Gligoric Cup & Duncan Oxley
By CLO   
October 29, 2012
Conradslide2.jpgIt's an exciting season for college chess. The annual Duncan Oxley hits ICC on Nov.4 while the Gligoric Cup, a face-off between University of Texas at Dallas and University of Belgrade takes place on Nov.2.
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Shabalov Wins in Bahamas; Norowitz & Santarius Earn Norms
By Steve Immitt   
October 29, 2012
BahamasSlide.jpgGM Alex Shabalov won the Bahamas International, scoring 6.5/9, good for the full first $2000 prize. Yaacov Norowitz and Erik Santarius both earned IM norms. 
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Ivanov Tops Western States in Playoff
By Randy Hough   
October 28, 2012
Ivanov250.jpgAlexander Ivanov won in playoff at the Western States Open in Reno over WGM Tatev Abrahamyan and GMs Walter Browne & Melikset Khachiyan, who also scored 4.5 in the main tournament.
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Viva Team USA: Hungaski on The Final Norm
By Robert Hungaski   
October 25, 2012
hungSlide.jpgRobert Hungaski writes about earning his final GM norm in the 2012 Continental Championship in Mar Del Plata, Argentina, where GMs Shabalov and Kaidanov earned spots into the World Cup.
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Lessons From the 18th US Chess School: GM Alejandro Ramirez
By Matan Prilleltensky   
October 25, 2012
bughousebreakUSCS.jpgGet a glimpse into the 18th session of the US Chess School. The first part features lessons by GM Alejandro Ramirez and thoughts on "doing too much" by USCS founder IM Greg Shahade. 
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Bahamas International Begins
By Steve Immitt   
October 24, 2012
BahamasSlide.jpgThe Bahamas International began with a small but powerful field, including  5 GMs, 4 IMs and 3 FMs. See games from round one and follow along at bahamasinternational.net/
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Robson and Vachier-Lagrave Win at SPICE
By GM Ben Finegold   
October 24, 2012
Robsonslide2.jpgGM Ray Robson (who turns 18 today, Oct 25), won the Open Swiss (2300+) at the SPICE Cup in STL, while GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France won the "Super Group A" round-robin. 
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The Scoop on the Boardwalk Open
By The US Chess Scoop   
October 24, 2012
GM Tamaz Gelashvili won clear first at the Boardwalk Open in Asbury, New Jersey. Watch the Scoop for interviews with Tamaz, GMs Kekelidze, Erenburg and young stars Christopher Wu & Praveen Balakrishnan.
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US Chess League: Week Six & Seven Highlights
By Kostya Kavutskiy   
October 22, 2012
USCLmainlogo.jpgKostya Kavutskiy goes over week six and seven highlights from the US Chess League, including "move of the week", "match of the week" and "endgame of the week." 
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National Chess Day Part II: From Memphis to Los Angeles
By CLO   
October 19, 2012
9Queens1.jpgOur second round-up of National Chess Day activities include chess festivals in Tucson and Memphis, World youth training in the Bay Area and in-depth annotations from the 22nd Metropolitan Invitational by Kostya Kavutskiy. 
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Yermolinksy Inducted into US Chess Hall of Fame
By Jennifer Shahade   
October 18, 2012
Yermoslide.jpgThe World Chess Hall of Fame is proud to announce that Alex “Yermo” Yermolinsky will be officially inducted into the US Chess Hall of Fame on October 23, 2012. 
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Brooklyn Castle Gets Word Out on Chess in Education
By CLO   
October 17, 2012
BCslide.jpgBrooklyn Castle is getting the word out on the importance of chess in the schools. The film, which documents the success of IS 318, opens Friday in NY with a special screening on Thursday at Lincoln Center. 
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National Chess Day: From Orlando to Des Moines
By CLO   
October 16, 2012
Karklinsslide.jpgFind dispatches from National Chess Day festivities and tournaments all over the country including the Midwest Class where 97-year-old Erik Karklins (pictured) took third place in the expert section.
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Check & Jab: Chess in the Ring [VIDEO]
By Macauley Peterson   
October 15, 2012
ChessboxingStarts.jpgMacauley Peterson reports on chessboxing: "Saturday night at The Scala, a nightclub near London’s King’s Cross station. With hip-hop music blaring...the crowd cheers as a scantily clad brunette announces the round."
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Movie Night: Brooklyn Castle Screens Oct 18 at Lincoln Center
By CLO   
October 15, 2012
BCslide.jpgBrooklyn Castle is coming out in theaters beginning October 19 in New York City. But the USCF has made special arrangements to have a sneak peek screening the night before the film opens to the general public. 
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