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Bartholomew Wins 2013 Okoboji Open
By Hank Anzis   
April 29, 2013
DSCF2393.jpgIM John Bartholomew took his third straight Okoboji Open title in Iowa, while 10-year-old Awonder Liang also impressed.
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All-Girls Champs Win Awards From Kasparov
By Jamaal Abdul-Alim   
April 29, 2013
Eswaran,-Ashritha-14UN-Cham.jpgChamps at the All-Girls in Chicago received awards from former World Champ Garry Kasparov. Winners included Claudia Munoz (Under 16) & sister team Aksithi & Ashritha Eswaran (Under 8 & Under 14).
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel Opens All-Girls Nationals in Chicago
By Betsy Dynako   
April 27, 2013
Glenn-Panner,-Ruth-Haring,-.jpgThe 10th annual All-Girls Nationals opened in Chicago with mayor Rahm Emanuel in attendance and 282 girls vying for victory in 7 sections. Garry Kasparov gives a book signing Sunday.
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Chess at Any Age: Chappells Brighten Boards in Reno
By Jennifer Shahade   
April 26, 2013
BGC2.jpgIrene Chappell, 93 and Alan Chappell, 77 are making big moves for chess in Reno. In addition to their work with children at the Boys and Girls Club, they are also helping stroke patients through chess.
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Carlsen on Charlie Rose & TIME
By CLO   
April 26, 2013
Magnus200.jpgWorld Champs challenger Magnus Carlsen was named one of the most influential people in 2013 by TIME Magazine with Garry Kasparov writing the piece. Carlsen also appeared on Charlie Rose.
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Live the Game: Ju Jitsu & Chess [VIDEO]
By Adisa Banjoko   
April 25, 2013
Watch a video merging chess and Ju Jitsu, featuring Adisa Banjoko of the Hip Hop Chess Federation & Mike Relm. Both will participate in a panel discussion in Saint Louis on May 8th.
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Ballantyne Performs Simul in DC for Chess-in-the-Schools Day
By Gavin Francis   
April 23, 2013
Rochellegirlslead.jpgRochelle Ballantyne, featured in the documentary Brooklyn Castle, played a 20-board simul against D.C. public school students at the Town Hall Education Arts and Recreation Center on April 18.
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Play Fantasy Chess and Win a Trip to Saint Louis
By CLO   
April 23, 2013
fantasychess425.jpgFantasy Chess is now live for the 2013 U.S. Championship and 2013 U.S. Women's Championship. Prizes for fantasy chess include a trip to Saint Louis, where the winner will receive lessons with GM Yasser Seirawan.
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Chess & Yoga [VIDEO]
By US Chess Scoop   
April 22, 2013
jenmel.jpgWhile reporting for CLO and Chess Life Magazine at the SuperNationals, yogi, writer and chess Mom Melinda Matthews shared her passion for chess and yoga with CLO editor Jen Shahade.
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Four GMs Share Lead at Bill Wright STL Open
By Kostya Kavutskiy   
April 21, 2013
STLleadOpen.jpgFour Grandmasters tied for first at the Bill Wright Saint Louis Open, held at the Saint Louis Chess Club from April 12-14. Kostya Kavutskiy reports.
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National Chess Day, Saturday October 12, 2013
By USCF   
April 19, 2013
cake.jpgPlan a tournament or an event of any kind to promote chess on National Chess Day on Saturday, October 12, 2013 and receive complimentary TLA and free rating fees.
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Sean’s Fund Sponsors Strong Team Event and Simul
By Jay Stallings   
April 19, 2013
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The 2013 Sean Reader Master-Junior Simul with its strongest field ever, was sponsored by Sean’s Fund, in honor of Sean Reader who died of leukemia in 2006 after leading his school team to a tie for 2nd at SuperNationals III. 
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U.S. House, Senate Recognize Saint Louis as Nation's Chess Capital
By Mike Wilmering   
April 18, 2013
Representatives William “Lacy” Clay (D-MO) and Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) and Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) introduced resolutions in the U.S. House and Senate today recognizing Saint Louis as the Nation’s Chess Capital.
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Melinda's Swan Song to SuperNationals
By Melinda J. Matthews   
April 16, 2013
AlexeyShetty.jpgMelinda Matthews writes about the SuperNationals V, covering some of the big winners, highlights from her stint as a chess parent, navigating the Gaylord and attending educational seminars. 
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2013 Inductions Announced for World Chess Hall of Fame
By Mike Wilmering   
April 16, 2013
Kaidanovslide.jpgA ceremony on May 2, 2013 in Saint Louis will induct three into the World Chess Hall of Fame including GM Nona Gaprindashvili and two into the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame, including GM Gregory Kaidanov.
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Belakovskaia Hosts All-Girls Tourney in Arizona
By CLO   
April 16, 2013
AllGirlsChessAZlead.jpgWGM Anjelina Belakovskaia, a participant in the upcoming 2013 US Women's Chess Championship hosted an all-girls tournament, the 1st Annual Chess & Science Festival in Tucson.
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