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Webster and UTD Lead Pan-Ams
By Al Lawrence   
December 29, 2013
TexasTech.jpgAfter four rounds of the Pan-American Championships in Lubbock, Texas, Webster and University of Texas at Dallas are tied for first. Al Lawrence, program of director at Texas Tech reports.
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Golden Weather at the World Youth: Medals for Liang & Peng
By GM Ben Finegold   
December 28, 2013
LiangChenWu.jpgGM Ben Finegold reports from the World Youth Championship, which just concluded in Al Ain. Awonder Liang took gold in the Open Under 10 while David Peng took silver in the same section.
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Update From Al-Ain: Mettle to Win Medals
By GM Ben Finegold   
December 26, 2013
Awonderhall.jpgGM Ben Finegold reports and annotates from the World Youth in Al Ain. Update: Awonder Liang is at 10-0 and has clinched gold in the Under 10!
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Queen’s Game: Third All Girls’ Chess Camp
By Anjana Murali   
December 26, 2013
Anjana Murali shares her reasons for hosting a girls chess camp in Wisconsin, and a video she created to express girl power in chess.
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Trosman Memorial Simul Becomes an Annual Event
By Elina Cotler   
December 25, 2013
Trosman3girls.jpgFormer US Women's Champ Elina Cotler writes about the now annual Trosman Memorial. Mikhail Trosman was a coach of Elina's and GM Irina Krush.
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US Champion John Grefe Dies at 66
By CLO   
December 24, 2013
Grefe.jpgIM and US Champion, John Grefe, died on December 22nd in San Francisco of kidney cancer at 66. Grefe is fondly remembered by many prominent members of the American chess community, several of whom shared their thoughts with CLO.
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FSU's Road to the 2013 Pan Am
By Ben Silva   
December 23, 2013
BenSilvaNYC.jpgFlorida State University grad student Ben Silva writes about the steps he took to arrange a first time FSU trip to the Pan-American Championships, set for December 26-30 at Texas Tech University.
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Lunch With Anand: "Chess Must be Fun."
By Matt Barrett   
December 23, 2013
vishy-in_thought.jpgMatt Barrett of the Saint Louis chess club writes about an impromptu lunch with Viswanathan Anand at the London Chess Classic and the legend's advice: "Above all, chess must be fun."
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Not Just Luck: A Weekend of Chess in Vegas
By Tom Brownscombe and GM Jaan Ehlvest   
December 22, 2013
Rhomer.jpgIt's an exciting time for chess in Vegas. In addition to the recently announced "Millionaire Tournament", the Mind Sports Festival came to town earlier this month, as well as an Ehlvest/Gareev tandem simul.
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All's Well in Al Ain
By GM Ben Finegold   
December 20, 2013
girls1.jpgGM Ben Finegold updates on improved conditions three rounds into the World Youth Championship in United Arab Emirates. He also shows a few key games from our 94-player squad!
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Brooklyn Castle in Armenia
By Jennifer Shahade   
December 20, 2013
NelsonKatieArmenia.jpgKatie Dellamaggiore, director of the highly acclaimed film Brooklyn Castle, traveled to Armenia this fall to screen the movie around the country. She talked to CLO about how Armenian audiences reacted to the film.
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Kudrin Leads Marshall Club Champs
By Gregory Keener   
December 19, 2013
Kudrinlead.jpgThe 97th annual Marshall Chess Club Championship and Edward Lasker Memorial kicked off last weekend with 47 entrants. GM Sergey Kudrin leads after five rounds.
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Hungry Hungaski: Organizational Glitches Mar Start of World Youth
By GM Ben Finegold   
December 18, 2013
ClaudiaMunozWorldYouth.jpgGM Ben Finegold details foul ups at the start of the World Youth in the United Arab Emirates, including long lines for food and delayed start times. He also annotates two nice victories from our squad in round 1. 
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Marshall Blitz in Memory of Robert Byrne
By Bryan Quick   
December 17, 2013
Marshall2.jpgOn December 10th the New York chess community gathered at the Marshall Chess Club to celebrate the life and career of the late Grandmaster Robert Byrne.
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The Magic of Chess Moves: The K-12 in Disney World
By Melinda J. Matthews   
December 17, 2013
blitz2.jpgChampions were crowned in thirteen sections at the K-12 Championships held in Disney World, Florida. Melinda J. Matthews reports on the drama.
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Just Short of Podium: Donaldson on World Team
By IM John Donaldson   
December 16, 2013
GiriNaka.JPGIM John Donaldson gives an overview of the World Team Championship in Antalya, Turkey. The US took 4th took three individual medals: Nakamura, Onischuk (silver) and Akobian (gold).
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