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Caruana Dominating Grand Slam Final at Halftime
By GM Ian Rogers   
September 30, 2012
CaruanaLead.jpgHalfway through the Grand Slam final in Sao Paulo/Bilbao, GM Fabiano Caruana leads. GM Ian Rogers reports from the scene, including beautiful checkmates and tricks that could have been.
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Playing Like a Girl at NorCal House of Chess
By Sam Livesay   
September 27, 2012
Ashslide.jpgSeveral girls including 11-year-old Ashrita Eswaran excelled at the NorCal House of Chess Summer Championship in Fremont, CA held from September 15-16. 
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Nakamura Even at the Grand Prix [VIDEO]
By Macauley Peterson   
September 26, 2012
Our US Champion Hikaru Nakamura is smack in the middle of the field at the first FIDE Grand Prix tournament in London. Macauley Peterson's report includes a video interview with Nakamura. 
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Naroditsky and Shankland Top 3rd Imre Konig Memorial
By IM John Donaldson   
September 25, 2012
Shankland250.jpgThe two youngest participants, GM Sam Shankland and IM Daniel Naroditsky triumphed at the 3rd Imre Konig Memorial Rapid (Sept 22-23) at the Mechanics' Institute Chess Club of San Francisco.
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US Chess League: Week Three Highlights
By Kostya Kavutskiy   
September 24, 2012
USCLmainlogo.jpgKostya Kavutskiy shows off the most exciting games in week three US Chess League, including Game of the Week, Sadorra-Perez. Watch the action live tonight starting at 8:15 PM EST.
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Greg on Chess: Time Controls in the US
By IM Greg Shahade   
September 21, 2012
greglead.jpg IM Greg Shahade writes about a big gripe he has with many US tournaments: long time controls in even two-game a day events.
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World Chess Grand Prix London launched in grand style
By Andrew Murray-Watson   
September 21, 2012
ColeTopalov450.jpgThe Grand Prix in London kicked off with a glamorous opening  with guests such as actress Gillian Andersen and model Lily Cole. Tournament participants include our Nakamura. Find full details in the PR.
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The September Check is in the Mail
By Alex Dunne   
September 19, 2012
Doykos.jpgThe September "Check is in the Mail" column features Ken Doyko's win in the 2010 Colorado State Championships as well as wins by Alfredo Gotay & Juraj Beres.
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US Chess League: Week Two Highlights
By Kostya Kavutskiy   
September 17, 2012
USCLmainlogo.jpgWeek two of the US Chess League saw interdivisional match-ups and a number of dramatic games, including GM Ben Finegold's "Game of the Week" a 25-move win. 
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An Expert and a Chess Mom Tackle The US Masters
By Melinda J. Matthews   
September 16, 2012
GiorgiSlide.jpgMelinda Matthews writes about her experience traveling with her son Nicky to the US Masters in North Carolina, which GM Giorgi Margvelashvili (pictured) won.  
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Texas Tech University Computer Center Helps USA Chess Team
By Al Lawrence   
September 14, 2012
OnischukSlideOlympictrainin.jpgThe American chess team at the chess Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey, had some help from a bank of computers more than 6,000 miles away at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. TTU has recently appointed Al Lawrence as chess program director and GM Onischuk (pictured) as head coach. 
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2013 Annual Samford Fellowship Announced
By IM John Donaldson   
September 14, 2012
The Frank P. Samford. Jr. Chess Fellowship is pleased to announce its twenty seventh consecutive annual award. Completed applications for the 2013 Fellowship must be received no later than January 15, 2013.  We expect to announce the winner in April, 2013.  

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A Different Type of Grandmaster Analysis: The Sports Quotient
By Jennifer Shahade   
September 13, 2012
SportsQ200.jpgGM Robert Hess is a writer and editor for a new website, "The Sports Quotient", founded by chess expert Zachary Weiner. Find the full scoop and excerpts from Hess's latest piece on chess as a sport.   
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Breakfast Like A Grandmaster in Istanbul
By Christine VanCott   
September 12, 2012
TurkishBreakfast225.jpgYou know a lot about our team's moves in Istanbul, but what did they eat? Find out more about the culinary culture of Istanbul in Christine VanCott's photo report.
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Labor Day Madness Part II: From North Carolina to Illinois
By CLO   
September 11, 2012
GiorgiSlide.jpgThe final installment of Labor Day madness includes US Masters & Illinois Open coverage. UPDATE on 9/12: Wisconsin States "US Open Preview" and STL District Champs. 
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US Chess League 2012: Opening Week Highlights
By Kostya Kavutskiy   
September 9, 2012
USCLmainlogo.jpgKostya Kavutskiy recaps week one of the US Chess League, highlight exciting games and key match-ups. Watch live on Monday on the ICC and Wednesdays at chess.com.
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