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World Cup Final: Tactical Mayhem
By Vanessa West   
October 5, 2015
KarjakinSvidler.jpgSergey Karjakin won the World Cup in Baku after a series decisive games, including a tragic blunder by Svidler in the blitz. Both qualify for the Candidates. Vanessa analyzes key moments.
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Ivanov Wins Hartford Open
By David A. Hater   
October 1, 2015
Top seeded Alexander Ivanov won the 6th Annual Hartford Open with a 4-1 score picking up $800 for his efforts.
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Share Your National Chess Day Experience
By US Chess   
September 29, 2015
cake.jpgShare Your National Chess Day Experience on October 10th with the US Chess community. Whether you're heading to Las Vegas for Millionaire Chess, playing a local event or teaching a friend chess over brunch, we want your stories!

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Nakamura on CNN Money
By US Chess   
September 29, 2015
Watch a fun interview with GM Hikaru Nakamura on CNN Money, where he talks about his sponsorship with Redbull and plays a "blitz" round of questioning. 
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California Games: Vanessa on the SoCal Open
By Vanessa West   
September 26, 2015
Vanessa West goes over some beautiful moments from the best games at this year's Southern California Open, which GM Aleksandr Lenderman won.

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Nakamura Out of World Cup, Semifinals Approach
By US Chess   
September 24, 2015
US Champion Hikaru Nakamura was eliminated from the World Cup in Baku in round five by Pavel Eljanov.
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Two Sigma Sponsors World Youth US Chess Delegation
By US Chess   
September 24, 2015
Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Two Sigma Investments, the 2015 World Youth US chess team will sport custom designed uniforms when they travel to Greece in October.
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Nakamura Advances in Baku; Caruana and So Eliminated
By US Chess   
September 22, 2015
nakamurauschesslead.jpgCongratulations to US Champion Hikaru Nakamura, who advanced to round five of the World Cup in Baku after defeating Michael Adams.
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The September Check is in the Mail
By Alex Dunne   
September 21, 2015
SeptCIMLEAD.pngThe September Check is in the Mail features, Thomas Babcock, who won the 2013 John Collins 13C04 with a score of 4 ½-1 ½ adding a third John Collins victory to his collection. 
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Secrets of a Blindfolded Grandmaster Vagabond
By GM Timur Gareyev   
September 21, 2015
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GM Timur Gareyev talks about his blindfold chess journey, and gives practical tips on players wishing to improve their blindfold skills, or use blindfold to improve their total chess game.
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Tactics And Armageddon in Baku
By Vanessa West   
September 19, 2015
As our three top US players advance to round four of the World Cup, Vanessa West goes over some key tactical blows by our team.
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Texas Tech University Seeks Director
By Dr. Paul Frazier   
September 17, 2015
Texas Tech University seeks a Director for its nationally recognized chess program. Find more details in the full job description. 
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The US Team at the World Cup - And Then There Were Three
By GM Ian Rogers   
September 17, 2015
Wesley.gifGM Rogers' analyzes Americans in round two of the World Cup, as GMs So, Nakamura and Caruana advance to round three.
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Becerra Wins 7th Florida State Championship Title
By Harvey Lerman   
September 16, 2015
BecerraLead15.gifGM Julio Becerra won his seventh Florida State Championship in Orlando, despite losing his first game in the competition.
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US Perfect in Round 2, Game 1
By US Chess   
September 14, 2015
nakamuraphiri.gifThe US team scored a perfect 4/5 in round two, game 1 at the World Cup in Baku. The five Americans who advanced mathematically couldn't score more than 4, because of the Nakamura-Shankland pairing, which was drawn. 
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GM Rogers on Baku: Five Americans Advance
By GM Ian Rogers   
September 13, 2015
GM Ian Rogers reports on Americans in round 1 of the World Cup in Baku, pinpointing some key games like Nakamura's round 1 demolition & Shankland's methodical win over Popov in game 1.
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