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Shahade Rises to Occasion at 19th US Chess School
By Kostya Kavutskiy   
August 16, 2012
WCHOFslide.jpgIn his report on the 19th US Chess School in Saint Louis, Kostya Kavutskiy provides highlights from the lesson plans by IM Greg Shahade, who filled in for GM Loek Van Wely.
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Reflections on a Model U.S. Open
By Al Lawrence   
August 14, 2012
PupolsSeirawanslide.jpgAl Lawrence looks back on why the US Open in Vancouver, Washington was such a hit with players and the local community. 
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The August Check is in the Mail
By Alex Dunne   
August 13, 2012
TurgutSlide.jpgThe August Check is in the Mail features a 100 move game in the 24th World Championship by 2nd place finisher Tansel Turgut, a cardiologist in Decatur, Illinois.
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Hoyos Wins U.S. Open Title in Armageddon Playoff
By Al Lawrence   
August 13, 2012
crowdplayoffslide.jpgGM Manuel Leon Hoyos, FM John Bryant and GM Dmitry Gurevich tied for 1st-3rd place at the U.S. Open. Hoyos captured the title in an Armageddon playoff against Bryant. 
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Manuel Leon Hoyos Holds Half-Point Lead in Vancouver
By Al Lawrence   
August 12, 2012
With one round to go and eight in the books at the 113th U.S. Open Chess Championship in Vancouver, Washington, GM Manuel Leon Hoyos stands by himself at the top of the long, 500-plus-player wall chart with 7.5 points.
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Sprinting Toward the Inside Lane in Vancouver
By Al Lawrence   
August 11, 2012
GM Manuel Leon Hoyos, champion of Mexico, leads the US Open in Vancouver, WA with a perfect 7-0 score, after defeating GM Alejandro Ramirez. GM Yasser Seirawan, Yaacov Norowitz and IM Salvijus Bercys are half a point back. 
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The Chess Queen Wears Prada
By Jennifer Shahade   
August 9, 2012
WarholMcqueen.jpgIt's a season of chess & fashion: Kosteniuk was highlighted in the Age issue of Vogue Magazine, as "challenging stereotypes at 28", Prada debuted a new chess inspired fall line and a chess-inspired shoe drawing by Warhol is in the World Chess Hall of Fame "Chess Inspires" exhibit at the Saint Louis airport.
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Strong US Squads Set for Olympiad in Istanbul
By CLO   
August 8, 2012
Hikaruflag.jpgUS teams are set to travel to the 40th Olympiad in Istanbul from August 27th to September 10th. The overall team is led by reigning US Chess Champion and World #5 Hikaru Nakamura while reigning US Women's Champ Irina Krush leads the women's squad.
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Shetty, Yang, He & Wiener Victorious in Vancouver
By Randy Hough   
August 8, 2012
ShettyWinnerslide.jpgAtulya Shetty and Darwin Yang tied for first in the Denker, with Shetty receiving the UTD scholarship on tiebreak. Tommy He took clear first in the Barber tourney of K-8 champions, while Alex Weiner won the US Junior Girls Open. Find full story by Randy Hough, including an update on the Open.
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Update From Vancouver: Denker & Barber at the Half
By Randy Hough   
August 6, 2012
Yas300.jpgThe Denker Tournament of High School Champions and its Barber K-8 counterpart have reached the halfway point in Vancouver, Washington. Meanwhile the US Open just took off with Northwest legend GM Seirawan as top seed. 
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Denker, Barber, US Open: Ready, Set, Go!
By Randy Hough   
August 3, 2012
007.JPGAs the US Open begins in Vancouver, Washington, the concurrent Denker and Barber tournaments also kick off. Randy Hough previews both championship events. 
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The Queen’s Gambit, A Play in San Francisco
By Frisco Del Rosario   
August 2, 2012
QGposter.jpgWritten and produced by Iris Kokish, “The Queen’s Gambit”, a play which opened in San Francisco last weekend is a study in female empowerment, spanning the life of a rising young master and told within the length of her national championship match.
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US Masters Comes to North Carolina
By Gary Newsom   
August 2, 2012
ShabalovslideNCMasters.jpgThe 2012 US Masters/North Carolina Open, will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Greensboro from August 30 to September 3. Eight GMs are preregistered, including four-time US Champ Shabalov.
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Kamsky Wins Washington International
By Michael Regan   
August 2, 2012
kamskyslidewashintonfinal.jpgGata Kamsky won the inaugural Washington International with a final round win over GM Joel Benjamin. He ended with a score of 7-2, taking home the first place prize of $5000. 
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Chess Life Is Now In Full Color
By Daniel Lucas   
August 2, 2012
CL200.jpgEffective with the August 2012 issue of Chess Life, available now for USCF Members via our online viewer or pdf download at uschess.org, the USCF's flagship magazine is in full color after six years as a two-color publication. The magazine will be arriving in our Premium Members' mailboxes soon. 
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US Team Earns Ten Medals in Peru
By CLO   
July 31, 2012
PanAmSlide2.jpgThe 30-person US delegation earned ten medals at the Pan-American Youth Championships in Lima, Peru. The bounty included six golds, three silvers and one bronze. Emily Nguyen even scored a perfect 9/9 in the girls under ten section.
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November - Chess Life Online 2012

A Parent’s Reflections: Prelude to the K-12 Khachiyan Wins American Open The Scoop on the National Chess Congress World #1 Magnus Carlsen visits the Bay Area Urgent Info for USCF Directors & FIDE Events Results are In From Thanksgiving Weekend Philly & Seattle Fight for US Chess League Championship Women's World Champs Final: Stefanova vs. Ushenina Dancing Around Chess at the Philadelphia Art Museum Chirila Wins UTD Invitational Sevillano Wins First East Bay OpenMedals in Maribor: A Coach's Perspective Check Out the New USCFSales.com Four Medals for USA: Troff & Sevian Earn GoldWorld Women's Champs Down to Eight US Chess League Quarterfinals: Highlights on the Board Elena Donaldson Akhmilovskaya, 1957-2012Chess Federation President Meets Vladimir PoznerGM Ramirez on Maribor: Clutch Preparation Irina Krush on Winning Streak at Women's World ChampsUpdated USCF Scholastic Regulations Sevian Leads in Slovenia as Team USA Marches on Krush & Zatonskih Advance in Women's World Champs Kaidanov & Vojinovic Top King's Island Open USCF Accepting SuperNationals Bookstore Bids US Chess League: Playoff Time! USCF Invitational Requirements Updated GM Ramirez on the World Youth: Arriving in Maribor Before the Storm: NYC Rapid Chess Challenge The Post on Lessons from Brooklyn Castle World Youth Begins in Slovenia Sevillano Takes Clear First in Auburn Open USCF Dues Promo: Buy Two Years of Premium, Get Third Free Hundreds face off in Pleasanton for G/30 and G/60 ChampsBrooklyn in Da House: Ashley Plays Blitz [VIDEO] Pairings Set for Women's World Champs International Game Day at Denton Library Notice to Premium Members: November Chess Life