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Women's World Team Begins in Astana
By CLO   
March 2, 2013
WorldWomenTeam.jpgThe Women's World Team Championship begins today in Astana, Kazakhstan. The US team, ranked fifth, includes Zatonskih, Krush, Abrahamyan, Foisor & Ni. See photos from the opening ceremony.
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USCF Blitz Rating in Effect
By USCF   
March 2, 2013
As of March 1, 2013, the USCF has a Blitz rating system! Events that start on or after March 1, 2013, and that have a total time per player of between 5 and 10 minutes are now automatically part of the Blitz rating system.
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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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August - Chess Life Online 2013

Melinda's Reflections on MadisonLabor Day Chess Madness Begins Early in Iowa US Squad Bags Bevy of Medals & Norms in Toronto 28th Samford Fellowship Announced Summers at the US Chess School: Matan on #22 Lenderman Wins, Prem Impresses at Atlantic Open Mitchell Denker, 1947-2013US Chess League Kicks Off Ninth Season Tuesday Kamsky Eliminated; Caruana Marches on Sevillano, Moradiabadi & Peters Top Latest Metropolitan InvitationalsFIDE Issues Update From Franc Guadalupe Kamsky Heads to Quarterfinals U.S. Shines at 24th NATO Chess ChampsKamsky Crushes in Round Four, Game One The August Check is in the Mail Andrew Ng: On Princeton, Entrepreneurship & Chesscademy Kamsky & Nakamura Among Final 16 in Tromso And Then There Were Two (Americans): GM Rogers on TromsoNakamura Advances, Kamsky to Tiebreak Daniel A. Steininger (1956-2013)Voices From Madison [VIDEO]Perez Wins Washington International Four Players Advance to Round Two; Ramirez Out in Armageddon Thriller The Scoop on the US Blind Championships Americans at the World Cup: Three Advance, Two to Tiebreak World Cup Underway in Norway Jamaal Abdul-Alim Chess Journalist of the Year [FULL AWARDS LIST] Mulyar Crushing in Washington International Razuvaev Memorial Kicks OffThe Scoop on Madison: The Winners Talk [VIDEO] Chess.com to Host 2013 US Chess LeagueWashington International To Feature Star US GMs US Team Bags Eight Medals at Pan Am Youth!The Scoop on the Beverly Hills Chess ClubThe Scoop on Madison: GM Hungaski