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Magnus Back on Top in London
By CLO   
March 31, 2013
Magnus200.jpgWorld #1 ranked player Magnus Carlsen has recaptured the initiative in London. He squeaked a win out over Radjabov in what looked to be a draw. He now has superior tiebreaks over Kramnik going into the final round. 
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Kramnik Takes Over Lead in London
By CLO   
March 29, 2013
AronianKramnikpress.jpgIn a stunning turn of events, Russian GM and former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik overtakes the lead in London with a win over Aronian, while favorite Carlsen lost to Ivanchuk.
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On the Mat, Over the Board: Yoga & Chess
By Melinda J. Matthews   
March 29, 2013
chess15.jpgYogi and frequent CLO contributor Melinda J. Matthews gives an in-depth, illustrated look into connections between yoga and chess. She also provides practical tips on improving posture and fitness at the board.
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Register as a Voting Member by March 31
By CLO   
March 28, 2013
slideUSCFflag.jpg USCF Members: Don’t forget to register as a voting member at the following link https://secure2.uschess.org/voter-registration.php so you can help elect the Executive Board. The deadline is March 31 so sign up today! 
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Hundreds Compete in US Junior Chess Congress in San Fran
By Salman Azhar   
March 27, 2013
wheeler.jpg375 flocked to 2013 Junior Chess Congress last weekend in San Francisco, including World Youth medallist Cameron Wheeler (pictured) and repeat 8 & Under Champ Joaquin Perkins. 
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Carlsen Leads in London
By CLO   
March 26, 2013
MagnusSlideCand.jpgPre-tournament favorite Magnus Carlsen leads in London after his main rival, Levon Aronian lost to Boris Gelfand in round nine.
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Awonder Liang Youngest Ever Master
By CLO   
March 25, 2013
Awonderslide.jpg9-year-old Awonder Liang broke 2200 this weekend at the Midwest Open Team Chess Festival at the Dayton Chess Club. 
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Record Turnout at 2013 Junior Chess Congress
By Salman Azhar   
March 24, 2013
The 2013 Junior Chess Congress kicked off on March 23 at the SFO Airport Hyatt Regency by breaking the previous record of 370 players.
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Aronian and Carlsen Race in London
By GM Ian Rogers   
March 22, 2013
Ivanchukcarlsenlead.jpgAfter six of fourteen rounds, Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian are a point and a half clear of their nearest rivals in the London Candidates. GM Rogers reports from the scene.
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Four Teams Face Off in March 23 Amateur Playoff
By CLO   
March 22, 2013
The Amateur Team playoff will crown a winner between four finalists: Princeton University, NorCal House of Chess Kings & Queen, The Illini Schmakelers and Cookie Monsters Crumble the Competition. Update: House of Chess Wins! Full story coming soon.
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2013 Samford Fellowship Awarded to GM Sam Shankland
By IM John Donaldson   
March 19, 2013
SamfordSamslide.jpgThe FRANK P. SAMFORD, JR. CHESS FELLOWSHIP, marking its twenty-seventh annual award, has selected Grandmaster Sam Shankland of Orinda, California, as its 2013 Fellow.
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Chess Without Borders: Charity & Computers
By Rishi Sethi   
March 19, 2013
MaggieGruber.jpgSee how students from Chicago area non-profit Chess Without Borders combined chess and charity to help build a computer literacy center in New Delhi, India. 
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IM Kannappan Celebrates The Green In St. Louis
By Steve Immitt   
March 19, 2013
SlideMidAmerica.jpgIM Priyadharshan Kannappan of India took clear first ahead of seven Grandmasters at the Mid America Open in Saint Louis. On Saint Patrick's Day, he clinched clear first with a final round victory over GM Shabalov. 
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Aronian Charges Ahead in London
By GM Ian Rogers   
March 18, 2013
GelfMag.jpgGM Ian Rogers writes from the scene of the London Candidates where Levon Aronian leads with wins over Ivanchuk and Gelfand. Carlsen and Svidler are also in the black. 
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Aronian in Clear Lead in London
By CLO   
March 18, 2013
AronianSlide.jpgThe Candidates matches certainly have heated up since the bloodless first round. Round three featured three decisive games and Aronian took the lead with his second victory in a row. 


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Aronian & Radjabov Lead in London
By CLO   
March 17, 2013
SavoySlide.jpgIn the first round of the London Candidates, all games were drawn. In round two, Aronian and Radjabov defeated Gelfand and Ivanchuk respectively to take the lead. 
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