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Webster Leads Pan-Ams After Four Rounds
By CLO   
December 29, 2012
Princeton400.jpgWebster's A team leads the Pan-Am Championships after four rounds. 44 teams are competing in the prestigious event, held in the beautiful Frick Chemistry Lab in Princeton. 
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Pan-American Championships Live From Princeton
By CLO   
December 28, 2012
PanAmslide3.jpgThe Pan-American Championships have begun in Princeton, New Jersey. You can follow along at livestream.com/panamchess with a show featuring GM Ronan Har-zvi and Macauley Peterson.
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USA (Chicago) Eliminated from World Cities by Victors
By Sevan Muradian   
December 28, 2012
hungaskiSlideWorldCities.jpgSevan Muradian reports from the World Cities Championship in Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates. The US/Chicago team was eliminated by eventual winners from Hoogoveen , Netherlands.
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5th Annual Schein – Friedman Awards Announced!
By Mark Schein and Aviv Friedman   
December 27, 2012
XiongSlideII.jpgThe Schein – Friedman Scholastic Recognition Project (with the help of the American Chess Academy) announces the 5th annual award recipients: IM-elect Sam Sevian (1st place) and Jeffrey Xiong & Cameron Wheeler (tied for 2nd.)

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Sevian Earns Final IM Norm in Metropolitan Invitational
By Ankit Gupta   
December 26, 2012
SevianGolden.jpgSamuel Sevian earned his final IM norm at the 23rd Metropolitan Invitational in Los Angeles. He also tied for first with GM Melik Khachiyan and gained almost 50 USCF rating points. 
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United States Advances at World Cities Champs
By Sevan Muradian   
December 25, 2012
BenFinegoldSlide.jpgAfter three rounds of play, USA advanced to the final 16 at the World Cities Chess Championships in Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates. GM Finegold (pictured) is seen here at the camel market.  
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Princeton Hosts 2012 Pan American Champs
By CLO   
December 24, 2012
PrincetonCC1.jpgThe Princeton University Chess Club will host the annual Pan American Collegiate Team Chess Tournament on the Princeton University campus from Dec. 27-30. Find details in the official PR. 
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World Cities Team Champs Begin
By Sevan Muradian   
December 22, 2012
WorldTeamsOpeninglead.jpgThe opening ceremony of the World Cities Team Championship was held on Dec. 21st in Al-Ain in the United Arab Emirates. GMs Akobian, Ehlvest, Finegold & GM-elect Hugaski form the US team.
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Blindfold Bronze for Zatonskih; A Third Silver for Nakamura
By CLO   
December 20, 2012
mindsports18.jpgNakamura won his third silver at the World Mind Sport Games in Beijing, China for the blindfold. Anna Zatonskih earned bronze while Gata Kamsky narrowly missed a bronze medal.
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London Chess Classic: Mate in 196
By Daniel Parmet   
December 19, 2012
ShortSchoolboy.jpgDaniel Parmet, a member of the press team at the London Chess Classic, reports on what it was like to be at the historic event in person, and gives some insight into the wild Anand-Nakamura battle.
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Put Your Face In Chess Life
By Daniel Lucas   
December 19, 2012
FacesSlide2.jpgNominate a friend, student or teacher for "Faces Across the Board", a monthly column in Chess Life   that highlights class-level players who have accomplished something of note in the chess world or who simply have an interesting story to tell.

 

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Jennifer's Blog: Birds on Board & Dancing Queens
By Jennifer Shahade   
December 18, 2012
BirdSet2.jpgCLO editor Jennifer Shahade's latest blog features her trip to the Philadelphia Art Museum for "Art After Five" and to Princeton to see Jon Crumiller's fantastic collection of chess sets.
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Double Silver for Nakamura in Beijing
By CLO   
December 18, 2012
MindSportsChina.jpgNakamura earned two silver medals at the SportAccord World Mind Games in Beijing, China in both rapid and blitz divisions.
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How Chess Can Revolutionize Learning [VIDEO]
By CLO   
December 15, 2012
Watch a video by USCF member Cody Pomeranz on how chess can revolutionze learning. The video is a finalist in a speaking contest for a TED speakers series event coming to Yale University. Log in to facebook to vote. 
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USCF President Ruth Haring Visits Crossville
By CLO   
December 14, 2012
BillRuthlead.jpgUSCF President Ruth Haring visited Chess Federation headquarters in Crossville, TN.
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Irina Krush Gives Trosman Memorial Simul
By Elina Cotler   
December 13, 2012
IrinaKrushsimul.jpgFormer US Women's chess champion Elina Cotler writes about a memorial simul by reigning US Women's Champ IM Irina Krush for their childhood coach Mikhail Trosman.
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