2014 National Scholar-Chessplayer Award: Call for Applicants
By The U.S. Chess Trust   
February 1, 2014
2013ScholarChessPlayerAwardWinnersUSChessTrust.jpgIf you are a USCF member and show merit in academics, sportsmanship, and chess, you are eligible to apply for a 2014 National Scholar-Chessplayer Award. Deadline: March 1, 2014.
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US Open Announcement
By Jean Hoffman   
January 31, 2014
RosenCentre.jpgThe site for the 2014 US Open has changed and will now be held July 26th-August 3rd, 2014 in Orlando, Florida at the Rosen Centre Hotel.
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Yes 2 Chess: A New Chess Community
By IM Malcolm Pein   
January 30, 2014
Yes2Chesslogo.jpgIM Malcolm Pein, also organizer of the London Chess Classic, tells CLO readers about "Yes2Chess", a new chess community developed by the UK charity Chess in Schools and Communities.
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Krush in Gibraltar: Caves and Commentary
By CLO   
January 29, 2014
IrinaOutside.jpgGM Irina Krush is currently in the Gibraltar Chess Congress, doing commentary for the official site and taking photos and reporting for CLO! GMs Kamsky and Lenderman are playing. 
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Best of CLO #1- Krush on Baku
By CLO   
January 28, 2014
Bakurelaxing.jpgThe #1 article in Best of CLO 2013 is Irina on Baku: Water From a Stone by GM Irina Krush. The article delved into Irina's final Grandmaster norm result at the Baku Open. 
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Over 1500 Turnout for Texas Regional Event
By Russell Harwood   
January 28, 2014
RegionVIIchess.jpgOver 1550 students participated in the 2014 Region VIII Championships the weekend of Jan 25-26 in Brownsville, Texas.  The University of Texas at Brownsville will be hosting the next Pan-Am Champs.
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Best of CLO 2013 #2- Rogers on the Sinquefield Cup
By CLO   
January 28, 2014
IanRogerslead.jpgThe #2 article in Best of CLO 2013 is Ten Things We Learned From the Sinquefield Cup by GM Ian Rogers. Rogers was a commentator at the strongest ever tournament held in the US, also Magnus Carlsen’s last tournament before he became World Champion.
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Finegold on the STL Chess Club Championship
By GM Ben Finegold   
January 27, 2014
Meier.jpgGM Ben Finegold reports on the 2014 Club Championship at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, where GM Georg Meier took clear first.
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Best of CLO 2013 #3-Silman on Apps
By CLO   
January 26, 2014
JeremySilman200.jpgThe #3 article in Best of CLO 2013 is Dinos to the Slav: Silman on Apple Apps by IM Jeremy Silman. Jeremy gave an in-depth look into his favorite apps, from children's chess to tactics training to openings.
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The Return of Foxwoods: Kovalyov Wins, Sevian Earns GM Norm
By Jamaal Abdul-Alim   
January 26, 2014
SamSevian350.jpgGM Anton Kovalyov, 21, took clear first in the Foxwoods Open, while 13-year-old IM Sam Sevian earned his first GM norm.
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Best of CLO 2013 #4- The Scoop on SuperNationals
By CLO   
January 26, 2014
The #4 article in Best of CLO 2013 is The Scoop on SuperNationals V from the US Chess Scoop. The video gave a glimpse into the largest tournament ever, and the enthusiasm of the 5335 participants.
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The Touring Tournament: Rogers on Tata
By GM Ian Rogers   
January 24, 2014
Aronian1.jpgGM Ian Rogers reports on the Tata Steel tournament, which is a touring event this year. Levon Aronian has a commanding lead while our American #1, Nakamura, suffers. 
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Best of CLO 2013 #5- Matan on the US Chess School
By CLO   
January 23, 2014
Matan250.jpgThe #5 article in Best of CLO 2013 is Summers at the US Chess School by Matan Prilleltensky. Matan gave readers an insight into the chess lessons at the seasonal summer camp held for our top young players.
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The Scoop on Liberty Bell
By US Chess Scoop   
January 22, 2014
The US Chess Scoop went to the Liberty Bell Open and talked to the clear winner GM Alexander Fishbein. We also heard from new GM Bryan Smith and young talents like Praveen Balakrishnan and WFM Akshita Gorti.
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Best of CLO 2013 #6- Melinda on Yoga & Chess
By CLO   
January 22, 2014
The #6 article in Best of CLO 2013 is On the Mat, Over The Board by Melinda J. Matthews. The article, which showed parallels between the two passionate pursuits, was also featured in Yoga Journal.
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Best of CLO 2013 #7- Greg on Magnus
By CLO   
January 21, 2014
The #7 article in Best of CLO 2013 Greg on Chess: Magnus & Openings by IM Greg Shahade. Judges praised Greg's passionate exploration of how our new World Champion wins, even without gaining huge edges in the opening. 
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