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Aronian Wins Tata Steel; Nakamura and Kamsky Finish Solidly
By CLO   
January 30, 2012
CLO-Tata2012-Nakamura_frame.jpgGM Levon Aronian won clear first at Tata Steel Chess with 9/13 while American contenders Hikaru Nakamura and Gata Kamsky both finished solidly, with 7.5 and 7, respectively. Full story coming soon from GM Ian Rogers.
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Best of CLO 2011 #4: Tale of a Winter Rating Spike by Jennifer Shahade
By CLO   
January 27, 2012
MattEurope.jpgThe #4 article in best of CLO 2011 is Tale of a Winter Rating Spike by CLO editor Jennifer Shahade with Matthew Herman.
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Best of CLO 2011 #5- Shankland on the World Cup
By CLO   
January 27, 2012
Shankland300.jpgThe #5 article in Best of CLO 2011 is Shankland on Making the Most of Luck by GM Sam Shankland. Shankland's article talked about his fantastic first round upset at the 2011 World Cup, where he downed one of the top GMs in the World, GM Peter Leko.
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Kamsky, Nakamura Face Off Friday in Tata Steel
By CLO   
January 26, 2012
gataslide2.jpgThe two highest rated US players, Hikaru Nakamura and Gata Kamsky, face off on Friday, January 27,2012 at Tata Steel chess. Update: The game was a draw. 
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Best of CLO 2011: #6- Hilton on Chess Cosmpolitanism
By CLO   
January 26, 2012
Hilton225.jpgThe #6 article in Best of CLO 2011 is Hilton on Chess Cosmopolitanism by Jonathan Hilton. Judges praised Hilton's clear voice and inspiring perspective on travel and chess.
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Best of CLO 2011 #7- Dreams and Local Heroes by Chad Schneider
By CLO   
January 25, 2012
ChadChlead.jpgThe #7 article in Best of CLO 2011 is Dreams and Local Heroes by Chad Schneider. Judges praised the honesty and tone of Schneider's chronicle to organize a major FIDE rated tournament, the Rocky FIDE Open in Alburquerque, New Mexico.
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Best of CLO 2011 #8- An Amateur Invades the World Team Champs
By CLO   
January 25, 2012
thumbUSCS.jpgThe #8 article in Best of CLO 2011 is An Amateur Invades the World Amateur Team by the US Chess Scoop.  The video featured an amateur chess player Jason Smiles, interviewing serious chess players at the US Amateur Team East.
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Justin Sarkar on a Golden Win
By IM Justin Sarkar   
January 24, 2012
sarkar.jpgJustin Sarkar details his success at the Golden State Open, held over Martin Luther King Day weekend in Concord. Sarkar talks about his new coach, GM Kacheishvili and analyzes a win over IM Adam Hunt.
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Life Master, Kevin 'Kirby' Burnett, Appears on Jeopardy!
By WIM Dr. Alexey Root   
January 24, 2012
Kirbylead.jpgThe new Jeopardy! champion is chessplayer Kevin "Kirby" Burnett. Kirby finished the day with $27,600 and will compete again tonight, Tuesday January 24th. Check your local listings to follow along. 
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Best of CLO 2011 #9: Keep the Draw, Fix the Flaw by Tom Braunlich
By CLO   
January 23, 2012
Tombestof.jpgThe #9 article in Best of CLO 2012 was Keep the Draw---Fix the Flaw! by Tom Braunlich. Judges praised the article’s thoroughness and pro-active stance toward tackling the high frequency of draws in top-level chess.
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Best of CLO 2011 #10- Nakamura in Brazil by GM Ian Rogers
By CLO   
January 20, 2012
IanRogerslead.jpgThe #10 article in Best of CLO 2011 is Nakamura in Brazil: From Fighting Anand to Miss USA by GM Ian Rogers.
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Nakamura: Two Wins in a Row in Tata Steel
By CLO   
January 20, 2012
HikaruslideWAZ.jpgGM Hikaru Nakamura has now notched two wins in a row at Tata Steel Chess, against David Navara and Boris Gelfand. Levon Aronian leads while US Champ Gata Kamsky stands with 2/6.
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Endgame Contest: The Results are in!
By CLO   
January 20, 2012
Endgame_Image_web.jpgThe grand prize winner for our Endgame contest is Andrew Peng, who wins a paperback copy of Endgame and a DVD of Bobby Fischer Against the World. The most popular favorite game was D. Byrne- Fischer '56.
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The US Chess Scoop on the Liberty Bell Open [VIDEO]
By US Chess Scoop   
January 19, 2012
Victor Shen was the clear victor at the 2012 Liberty Bell Open, held over Martin Luther King Day weekend in Philadelphia. The Columbia University freshman scored 6/7 and earned over $2200.
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Best of CLO 2011: Meet the Judges and Runners-Up
By CLO   
January 19, 2012
JanisNisii3.jpgThe Best of CLO 2011 competition is a look back at some timeless articles from last year, that you may have missed during the rapid pace of online news. This year's judges include GM Alejandro Ramirez, Michael "f-pawn" Aigner and international chess journalist Janis Nisii.
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Nakamura and Kamsky looking for a WaZ win
By Macauley Peterson   
January 19, 2012
CLO-Tata2012-Nakamura_frame.jpgThe top two US chessplayers, Hikaru Nakamura and reigning US Champ Gata Kamsky are both on 1.5/4 in Tata Steel Chess in Wijk aan Zee. Macauley Peterson reports on their progress so far.
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