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Dallas Leads US Chess League: Week Five Highlights
By Kostya Kavutskiy   
September 30, 2013
USCLmainlogo.jpgKostya Kavutskiy highlights week five of the US Chess League and GM Joel Benjamin's second Game of the Week this season. 
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Irina Krush Earns GM Norm in Baku
By CLO   
September 28, 2013
IrinaBaku.jpgUS Women's Champion Irina Krush earned a GM norm in the Baku Open, and also pushed her rating past the 2500 mark. Krush plans to write about her big win in an upcoming CLO article! 
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On the Way to Breakthrough: Sarkar on GM Norm #2
By IM Justin Sarkar   
September 26, 2013
JustinSarkar325.jpgIM Justin Sarkar talks about some of the things that led to a breakthrough result for him at the US Masters, including his hiatus in New Mexico and his ongoing fight against depression. 
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Luke Harmon Vellotti, 14, at UCLA [VIDEO]
By CLO   
September 26, 2013
International Master-elect Luke Harmon Vellotti is already starting classes at UCLA. His chess and academic feats were captured in a CBS news clip.
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New York State Of Mind In Louisville
By Steve Immitt   
September 23, 2013
IMG_1840 (1).jpgIM Justin Sarkar won clear first at the Louisville Open with 4.5/5. Find details and play through Justin's key victory over IM Ron Burnett.  
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Hou Yifan Crowned Women’s World Champion: GM Rogers on Taizhou
By GM Ian Rogers   
September 23, 2013
Houwinner.jpgGM Hou Yifan was crowned Women's World Champion in a lopsided match against Anna Ushenina. GM Rogers reports from the scene.
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East and West Collide in Week Four of US Chess League
By Kostya Kavutskiy   
September 22, 2013
US Junior Closed Champs 2012 Jeffery Xiong round 1.jpgKostya Kavutskiy covers week four of the US Chess League, which saw a collision of the East and West conferences. Jeffrey Xiong leads the league MVP race with 4/4 including a win vs. GM Kaufman.
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North Carolina Chess Fixture Ron Simpson Dies
By CLO   
September 21, 2013
Ron250Simpson.jpgFM Ron Simpson, a beloved member of the chess community, died on Thursday September 19th after a battle with cancer. GM Ashley once said, "I wouldn't be the player I am today without him."
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Jennifer on the Sinquefield Cup
By CLO   
September 21, 2013
JasonMomentAir.jpgOn her blog, CLO editor Jennifer Shahade writes about her favorite Sinquefield Cup moments.
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Steve Ferrero (1962- 2013)
By IM Dean Ippolito   
September 21, 2013
steve-dean-2009.jpgIM Dean Ippolito of the Dean of Chess writes about Steve Ferrero, an active chess expert who passed away last week. The Dean of Chess will be hosting a memorial Grand Prix for Steve on December 1.
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The September Check is in the Mail
By Alex Dunne   
September 19, 2013
Wolff.jpgThis month's "Check is in the Mail" includes an annotated game by International Correspondence Chess Master Wolff Morrow.
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10 Things We Learned From the 2013 Sinquefield Cup
By GM Ian Rogers   
September 17, 2013
carlsenvaronian_001.JPGGM Rogers talks about ten things learned from the Sinquefield Cup, including "It's Not About the Money", "US Chess fans will pay to watch chess" & "Anand will be the underdog at the World Champs."
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Week 3 USCL Highlights: 3 Teams Stay Perfect
By Kostya Kavutskiy   
September 16, 2013
USCLmainlogo.jpgAfter three weeks of US Chess League action, three teams retain perfect scores: Carolina Cobras, Miami Sharks and the Dallas Destin. Kostya Kavutskiy covers the highlights, including the "Move of the Week." 
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Back to the US Chess School: Greg's Top Five Tips
By IM Greg Shahade   
September 14, 2013
USCSLogoLead.jpgUS Chess School founder IM Greg Shahade recently unveiled a new website. Getting into the "Back to School" spirit, Greg presents his top five tips on how to improve. 
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Nakamura Clear First at Halfway Point of Sinquefield Cup
By Brian Jerauld   
September 13, 2013
After three rounds of the Sinquefield Cup, Nakamura leads with 2.5/3. In his round three battle vs. Carlsen, he used an unusual weapon. Read more and watch round four live on Sept 13, 2 EST. 
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Nakamura Leads Sinquefield Cup after Two Rounds [VIDEO]
By CLO   
September 11, 2013
The strongest tournament in US history, the Sinquefield Cup, is underway and the local hero, GM Hikaru Nakamura is in the lead with a perfect 2-0 start.
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