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Jennifer's Blog: A Winter Visit to STL
By Jennifer Shahade   
March 1, 2013
JenCarla400.jpgOn her blog, CLO editor Jennifer Shahade writes about her recent visit to Saint Louis from exciting happenings at the World Chess Hall of Fame to her many video lectures and a visit to Lindenwood.
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Reykjavik Open Ends with a Whimper (or why Greg Shahade is Wrong, Again)
By GM Ian Rogers   
February 28, 2013
 fischergrave_004.JPGGM Rogers writes about a lifeless draw which ended the Reykjavik Open and Greg Shahade's latest norm article. He also chronicles American triumphs such as Yaacov Norowitz's third IM norm.
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US Senior & Junior Come To Tarrytown
By CLO   
February 28, 2013
Beatriz300.jpgThe US Senior and Junior Opens comes to Tarrytown, New York, USA from May 28-30, along with a FIDE seminar for International Organizers.
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Penn & Brown Win Inter-Ivy League Tourney
By Matthew Michaelides   
February 27, 2013
Earl-Hall_Columbia.jpgPenn and Brown tied for first in the Third Annual Inter-Ivy League Chess Tournament, held last weekend in New York City. 
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Chess: The Trendy Game
By CLO   
February 26, 2013
Watch a 12-minute video clip, "Chess: New York City's Trendiest Game", part of a series about  subcultures produced by the Thrash Lab.  Ashton Kutcher is an executive producer. 
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NorCal House of Chess Kings & Queen Win US Amateur West
By Salman Azhar   
February 25, 2013
NorCallead.jpgNorCal House of Chess Kings & Queens won the Amateur Team West in Pleasanton, CA. Find details including annotated games by IM Guzman & World Youth silver medallist Cameron Wheeler.
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My SuperNationals V Plans
By WIM Dr. Alexey Root   
February 25, 2013
Nashville2013-267.jpgCoach, author and WIM Alexey Root talks about plans for SuperNationals V, including getting GM Kosteniuk to sign "Diary of a Chess Queen" and her own seminar on Saturday morning.
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On to the Endgame at the World Amateur Team [VIDEO]
By US Chess Scoop   
February 22, 2013
Jason Smiles with the US Chess Scoop checks out the World Amateur Team (aka the US Amateur Team East), held in Parsippany, NJ and learns a little about the endgame.
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US Amateur South: Cookie Monsters Crumble the Competition
By Melinda J. Matthews   
February 21, 2013
nickyrook.jpgCookie Monsters with Mel Goss, Eric Cooke, Nicky Rosenthal and Lester Machado earned top honors at the 2013 US Amateur South in Sunrise, Florida. See key games and lots of photos.
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Princeton Takes World Amateur Team
By Al Lawrence   
February 19, 2013
Thewinners.jpgPrinceton University A took clear first at the World Amateur Team. Al Lawrence previews his magazine article and shows a key game by Andrew Ng of Princeton vs. 10-year-old NM Praveen Balakrishnan.
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Schmakelers & Mating Specialists Top North
By Betsy Dynako   
February 18, 2013
RachelUlrich.jpgThe Illini Schmakelers, which included three U of Illinois students and namesake Sam Schmakel tied for first at the US Amateur Team North with TMCC: Mating Specialists. Photos and report by Betsy Dynako.
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Greg on Norms & Draws: "I Was Wrong"
By IM Greg Shahade   
February 17, 2013
GregShahade300.jpgPopular editorial writer and USCL founder IM Greg Shahade writes about why he's softened his views on taking quick draws in exceptional cases. 
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The February Check is in the Mail
By Alex Dunne   
February 17, 2013
The month's column features the game of the month by new World Champion, 73-year-old Fabio Finocchiaro from Italy and a list of differences between over the board and CC.
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A Weekend of Chess Fun: US Amateur Teams
By CLO   
February 15, 2013
KostyaAnna.jpgOver President’s Day weekend (February 16-18) the “chess party of the year”, the US Amateur Team Championships, begin in four locations.
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Happy Valentine's Day with Chess
By CLO   
February 14, 2013
HeartV.jpgSolve a heart shaped mate in two composed by Chess Life columnist GM Pal Benko. Happy Valentine's Day! 
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San Fran US Chess School Stars Six Instructors
By Kostya Kavutskiy   
February 12, 2013
casual-blitz.jpgBest of CLO winner Kostya Kavutskiy gives another glimpse inside the US Chess School. This edition, held at the Mechanics in San Fran, featured six instructors including founder Greg Shahade and GMs Kraai and Shankland. 
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