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Kesav and Agata Top North American Junior
By Claudia Munoz   
July 31, 2015
KesavClaudialead.gifThe US took home five medals at the 2015 North American Junior Championship in Kitchener, Canada, including gold for IM Kesav Viswanadha and WFM Agata Kykovtsev.
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Cameron Wheeler Wins US Cadet Championship
By Michael Regan   
July 31, 2015
FM Cameron Wheeler of California won the 2015 Cadet Championship in Rockville, MD. He earns a scholarship to the University of Maryland Baltimore County for this feat.
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A New Direction for US Chess
By US Chess   
July 31, 2015
USChessFedlogolead.gif A new direction for US Chess: We are thrilled to present our new logo and initial redesign for uschess.org. Modernizing our website is a long-term project that will be completed in phases, so you will see improvements to other parts of our site over time. 

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Then and Now: The U.S. Open
By Vanessa West   
July 30, 2015
As the US Open approaches in Phoenix, Arizona, take a look at the highlights of this storied competition, as well as predictions for this year's event. 
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Denker, Barber and NGIT Fields Set
By CLO   
July 28, 2015
The Denker tournament of high school champions, the Barber tournament of K-8 champs and the National Girls Invitational will coincide with the US Open (Phoenix, August 1-9).
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Fighting Spirit in the Southern California Championship
By Vanessa West   
July 28, 2015
bryantV.gifThis year's Southern California Champion is seventeen-year-old FM Michael Brown. "I love chess simply because of its complexity. I can never sit still!" See his key victory over IM John Bryant.

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From Texas to Ontario: Claudia on the North American Junior
By Claudia Muñoz   
July 25, 2015
Claudia450NAY.gifClaudia Muñoz writes about her journey to the 2015 North American Junior Championships, which runs in Kitchener, Canada from July 26 - 30.
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Eswaran and Tang Shine at the Pan-Am Juniors
By CLO   
July 23, 2015
bannerWorldJuniorGirls.gifAshritha Eswaran earned a gold medal at the Pan-American Junior Girls Championship in El Salvador while Andrew Tang earned silver in the Open section. 
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On Top of the Castle: Krush, Zapata and Korley
By David A. Hater   
July 22, 2015
KKorley.gifThe Castle Chess Grand Prix in Atlanta ended in dramatic fashion with GMs Irina Krush and Alonso Zapata tied for first with IM Kassa Korley (pictured). 
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2015 US Cadet Championship Starts July 25th
By Michael Regan   
July 22, 2015
RockvilleHilton440.gifThe Maryland Chess Association hosts the US Cadet Championship this year from July 25-29 at the Rockville Hilton. 
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Gata Kamsky Wins New York International
By Bryan Quick   
July 22, 2015
marshallscene.gifGata Kamsky won the New York International with 7/9. Bryan Quick writes about key match-ups and drama at the 8th edition of this star-studded tourney.
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Improving Your Intuition at the US Chess School
By David Brodsky   
July 20, 2015
 GrouppicUSCSIntuition.gifUS Chess School camper David Brodsky writes about the 29th edition of the camp in New York, led by founder IM Greg Shahade and GM Alexander Stripunsky. Test yourself in some "intuition exercises", designed to be solved in 30 seconds or less.
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US Junior Champion and Beyond: Akshat Chandra
By Vanessa West   
July 19, 2015
Hear about Akshat Chandra's winning streak lately, culminating in his US Junior Championship title victory, which gave him a ticket to the 2016 US Chess Championships and his first US Chess rating over 2600.
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USA Breaks Even at NATO Championship
By Colonel David A. Hater, U.S. Army   
July 18, 2015
NATO-2015-players.gifColonel David A. Hater reports on the 26th NATO Chess Championship held in Amsterdam, Netherlands from 6-10 July 2015.
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Akshat Chandra Wins US Junior!
By GM Mackenzie Molner   
July 15, 2015
akshat300finalusjr.gifAkshat Chandra captured clear first at the 2015 US Junior Closed Championship in Saint Louis, earning a US Championship spot. See key final rounds games and analysis from GM Molner.
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Chandra Leads Heading to US Junior Final
By GM Mackenzie Molner   
July 15, 2015
ChandraR5lead.gifAkshat Chandra leads the US Junior Closed as we enter the final round is underway. Follow along on uschesschamps.com and see if he will take the clear title.
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