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The April Check is in the Mail
By Alex Dunne   
March 31, 2014
Alex Dunne's latest column focuses on a perfect correspondence chess contested by two computer engines. Also find games from the 2012 Absolute Champs, by Menke (the champ) and Bradhorst (pictured). 
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NorCal House of Chess Wins Back to Back
By CLO   
March 31, 2014
NorCal House of Chess took first place in the US Amateur Team playoffs for the second year in a row, defeating US Amateur Team East Champs Princeton in the final match. 
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Anand Secures Rematch Against Carlsen
By CLO   
March 29, 2014
Viswanathan Anand clinched victory in the Candidates tournament today with a draw against Karjakin. He will rematch Magnus Carlsen later this year for the World Championship title. 
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Richard Dermer, “The Big Kahuna,” Dies at 74
By Tom Braunlich   
March 28, 2014
Richard Dermer, originator of the North American Open chess tournament as well as founder of The Hideaway pizza restaurant died at 74 on March 14 in Oklahoma City. Tom Braunlich provides a heartfelt remembrance.
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US Amateur Team Playoffs Set
By CLO   
March 27, 2014
The US Amateur Team playoffs will be contested on Saturday on ICC between Princeton University, Russians Never Retreat, The Illini Samwich and NorCal House of Chess.
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ChessKid.com 2014 National Online Invitational Championship
By IM Daniel Rensch   
March 25, 2014
chesskidsliderook.jpgFind details on the ChessKid.com 3rd Annual Online National Chess Championship, set for June 6th-8th 2014. The event is both USCF Rated and recognized as the only National Championship of its kind.
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Kamsky Wins Eastern Class Title
By CLO   
March 24, 2014
Gata300STL.jpgUS Chess Champion Gata Kamsky took clear first at the Eastern Class Championships in Sturbridge, MA with 4.5/5. Along the way he demonstrated an unusual example of a classic. 
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Mate in Four to Morphy: Gorti on the Schein-Friedman Camp
By Akshita Gorti   
March 20, 2014
blitzFriedman.jpg11-year-old Akshita Gorti writes about the 2nd Schein-Friedman camp, led by FM Aviv Friedman and GM Ben Finegold. She includes Morphy games and mate-in-fours that inspired her.
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Walter Brown Named Councilor for FIDE Qualification Commission
By CLO   
March 20, 2014
Congratulations to Walter Brown, FIDE Associate at the USCF, who has been named as the Councilor for the FIDE Qualification Commission at a meeting in Athens, Greece. 
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An Interview with the Ubiquitous Claudia Munoz
By Alan Rodenstein   
March 19, 2014
claudia300.jpgFind out more about 16-year-old expert Claudia Munoz, who is also a skillful chess marketer, using her website and social media to promote the game all over the World. 
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Anand Leads Hotly Contested Candidates
By CLO   
March 18, 2014
LeadCandidates.jpgAfter five rounds of the Candidates tournament to determine Magnus Carlsen's next challenger, Vishy Anand leads with 3.5/5. Close behind are GMs Svidler, Aronian and Kramnik.  
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Legal Moves: Melekhina on Chess & Law School
By FM Alisa Melekhina   
March 16, 2014
Alisa400.jpgAlisa Melekhina reflects on balancing chess and academics, culminating with her upcoming graduation from Penn Law. 
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Kamsky & Dean-Kawamura Top Marchand Open
By Josh Rofrano   
March 13, 2014
Kamsky300.jpgReigning US Champ Gata Kamsky and FM Ben Dean-Kawamura tied for first in the 36th Marchand Open in Rochester, held to honor Dr. Erich Marchand. Full story includes Dean-Kawamura's win over GM Kekelidze.
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Charlotte Chess Center Celebrates Grand Opening
By Gary Newsom   
March 12, 2014
Chess Center---Chess fans watch ongoing games in the library (1).jpgThe Charlotte Chess Center and Scholastic Academy celebrated its grand opening on the weekend of March 7-8. Find out details from co-founder Gary Newsom and see key games from their first event. 
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2014 Samford Fellow: GM Daniel Naroditsky
By IM John Donaldson   
March 11, 2014
CG37245.jpgThe FRANK P. SAMFORD, JR. CHESS FELLOWSHIP, marking its twenty-eighth annual award, has selected Grandmaster Daniel Naroditsky of Foster City, California, as its 2014 Fellow.
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Register as a Voting Member by March 31
By USCF   
March 11, 2014
slideUSCFflag.jpg USCF Members: Don't forget to register as a voting member so you can vote in this year's Executive Board election.
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