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The Couch Potato's Guide to Anand- Carlsen World Champs
By GM Ian Rogers   
October 30, 2013
AnandCarlsen.jpgGM Rogers previews the Anand-Carlsen World Championship, which begins Nov. 9 in Chennai, India. He tells you where to get blogs and live commentary and what recipes to make while you're watching bishops fly. 
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GM Kraai Wins Western States on Playoff
By Randy Hough   
October 29, 2013
Kraaislide.jpgThe top five seeds tied for first at the Western States Open in Reno along with FM Ron Cusi. GM Jesse Kraai, author of the recent book, Lisa, captured the title in playoff. 
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Champs & Top Dogs: An Interview with Ashley Merryman
By Dr. Alexey Root, WIM   
October 25, 2013
Alexey Root interviews Ashley Merryman, an author of Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing on the role of testosterone in chess competitions and the connection between physiology and psychology. 
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Kayden Troff on GM Norm #2
By Kayden Troff   
October 24, 2013
FidelTroff.jpgKayden Troff earned his second GM norm at the SPICE Cup, held from October 15-19 in Saint Louis. He gives a personal account of what he calls a "lucky" tournament for him and the final round drama.
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USCL Week 8: Blunders & Brilliancies
By Kostya Kavutskiy   
October 21, 2013
USCLmainlogo.jpgKostya Kavutskiy goes over brilliancies and blunders from week eight of the US Chess League including GM Conrad Holt's Game of the Week win over IM Schroer. 
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National Chess Week Round-up: Part II
By CLO   
October 21, 2013
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Our 2nd National Chess Day round-up includes Michael Ciamarra's report on children & veterans celebrating in Alabama and was just updated with a piece on a charity simul in Bellevue, WA.
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2013 U.S. National G/30 and G/60 Champs Set for Santa Clara
By NM Michael Aigner and Dr. Salman Azhar   
October 20, 2013
Baden Baden 2013 Round 3 Georg Meier.jpgA pair of U.S. national chess championships come to Northern California on the first weekend of October. Grandmasters Meier (pictured) and Sevillano will both play. 
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National Chess Week Round-up: Part I
By Robert McLellan   
October 15, 2013
Find details on National Chess week events all around the country, from Wisconsin to New Mexico to West Virginia.  Pictured is Amy Tsai, who won the Under 2000 section at the Orlando Autumn Open. 
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Lisa: A Chess Novel [EXCERPT]
By GM Jesse Kraai   
October 15, 2013
lisalead.jpgGM Jesse Kraai, author of the new book, Lisa, presents CLO readers with an excerpt, in which Lisa begins her quest for a Grandmaster coach. 
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Silman on Books: Lessons From Magnus's Meteoric Rise
By IM Jeremy Silman   
October 14, 2013
Carlsenbookcover.jpgAs excitement for the World Championship ramps up, renowned chess book author IM Jeremy Silman reviews Simen Agdestein's book on How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World. 
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US Chess League Week 7: Nor'Easters and Destiny Pull Away
By Kostya Kavutskiy   
October 14, 2013
USCLmainlogo.jpgKostya Kavutskiy covers week seven of the US Chess League and annotates Eric Rodriguez's Game of the Week win over GM-elect Irina Krush.
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The USCF at the 84th FIDE Congress
By Franc Guadalupe   
October 11, 2013
uscfcongress.jpgFIDE Zonal president Franc Guadalupe, along with other members of the USCF delegations report on the 2013 FIDE Congress in Tallin, Estonia.
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Have a Happy National Chess Day!
By CLO   
October 11, 2013
slideUSCFflag.jpgOctober 12, Saturday is National Chess Day and USCF Sales is offering a 10% discount through October 20. How are you celebrating?
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GMs Chirila and IM Gorovets Win U.S. Class Championship
By Al Lawrence   
October 9, 2013
goro.jpgIM Andrei Gorovets, who just moved to the US to attend Texas Tech University tied for first at the US Class Champs with GM Ioan Chirila. Gorovets annotated two key games, a Grunfeld and a Dutch.
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Brooklyn Castle: Online Panel Discussion
By CLO   
October 8, 2013
Join an online panel discussion of Brooklyn Castle Tuesday 8:30 EST, with students from the film, IS 318 coach Elizabeth Vicary, director Katie Dellamaggiore and USCF Marketing director Robert McClellan. 
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Garry Kasparov Announces Candidacy for FIDE President
By CLO   
October 7, 2013
GarryKslide.jpgFormer World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov of Russia held an event today in Tallinn, Estonia, to announce his candidacy for the presidency of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) and to introduce the other members of his ticket.
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