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U.S. Men take Bronze
By Rob Huntington   

Kamsky, Onischuk, Nakamura, Akobian, Kaidanov, Donaldson and Ibragimov. Photo Frits Agterdenbos

Following a dramatic last round our U.S. team returns from Italy with a bronze medal.

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Captain's Log...or Bringing Irish Coffee
By Joel Benjamin   

Joel Benjamin and Debbie Quinn

A three-time U.S. champion born and raised in New York finds himself captaining the Irish team at the Olympiad.

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Kirsan Re-elected
By Rob Huntington   

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Photo Calle Erlandsson

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, president of Kalmykia was re-elected as the president of FIDE during the Turin Olympiad. He beat out Dutch businessman Bessel Kok's "Right Move" campaign, popular among the United States players and delgates.

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The USA's Newest GM
By Eugene Perelshteyn   

Eugene Perelshteyn, Photo John Henderson

Last month we presented our tournament report for Foxwoods, won in a playoff by GM Loek van Wely. But, perhaps more importantly for American chess fans, the casino paid off for IM, that is, GM, Eugene Perelshteyn.

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Kamsky The Comeback Kid
By Ian Rogers   

Photo Cathy Rogers

Alongside Linares and Wijk aan Zee, the Mtel Masters (in Sofia) is one of the top three tournaments in the world. Gata Kamsky proved that he is very close to his former world championship contender form.

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Chicago is Milov's Kinda' Town
By Randy Hough   

Photo Brian Killigrew

At the 2005 World Open, GM Kamil Miton took the title in a one-game shootout from the white side. He ends the Chicago Open embroiled in a shootout also, but this time GM Vadim Milov enjoyed the lighter side.

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Maulings in Milwaukee
By Alex Betaneli   
1423 players took part in the USCFís always competitive National High School event. Upsets, including a loss by a world champion, colored the final results.

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