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Four Tie at 1st Junior Girls, Munoz Wins Scholarship
By CLO   
July 21, 2014
claudia300.jpgThe 2014 US Junior Girls Closed ended with four co-champions: Claudia Munoz, Apurva Virkud, Maggie Feng, and Akshita Gorti. Munoz was awarded the 10K scholarship to the University of New Hampshire on tie-break.
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Executive Board Election Results are in
By Ken Ballou, Election Committee chair   
July 21, 2014
Subject to ratification of the election results by the Delegates, Gary Walters, Allen Priest, and Mike Nietman are elected to the Executive Board for three year terms. 
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Team USA Shines in Mexico
By Ted Castro   
July 19, 2014
ChrisShen300.jpgTeam USA shined at the Pan-Am Youth in Mexico, bringing home eight medals: 5 Gold, 2 Silver & 1 Bronze. Gold medallists Vignesh Panchanatham & Christopher Shen (just updated!) annotate key games.
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Fields Set for Denker, Barber and NGIT
By Dewain Barber   
July 19, 2014
Fields are set for the 2014 GM Denker Tournament of High School Champions, the Dewain Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions and the National Girls Invitational Tournament. (July 26-29, Orlando)
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Shulman: Learn from Mistakes, Don't Just Admit Them [VIDEO]
By David Kerans   
July 18, 2014
Find a video interview with GM Yuri Shulman by David Kerans of Voice of Russia on the trainer Yury credits bringing him to GM, Albert Kapengut, coaching students and his experience at the 2014 World Open.
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Greg on Chess: Girls Tournaments
By IM Greg Shahade   
July 18, 2014
IM Greg Shahade writes an editorial on what a top female player should do if she's invited to a prestigious girls tournament at the same time as an open event.
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A Memorable Life: Bobby Fischer Show at the World Chess Hall of Fame
By Amanda Cook   
July 17, 2014
A Memorable Life: A Glimpse into the Complex Mind of Bobby Fischer opens July 24, 2014, at the World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF) and will celebrate Fischer's incredible career while examining his singular intellect.
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Girls Junior Invitational Underway
By CLO   
July 17, 2014
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The 1st Girls Junior Invitational is underway (July 17-21) in Manchester, NH and social media star Claudia Munoz currently leads 2-0. 
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The July Check is in the Mail
By Alex Dunne   
July 17, 2014
Purdyslide.jpgIn this month's "Check is in the Mail" Alex Dunne analyzes a game by Cecil Purdy, the first World Correspondence Chess Championship, 1947-1950
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Ron Finegold, 1937-2014
By GM Ben Finegold   
July 17, 2014
FinegoldShen.jpgRon Finegold, member of the Michigan Chess Hall of Fame, died on July 15 after a long illness. His son, GM Ben Finegold annotates two of his games, including a 1963 French battle against Fischer.
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US Masters Returns to North Carolina Labor Day Weekend
By Gary Newsom   
July 15, 2014
The US Masters is set to make its third consecutive appearance in North Carolina. This year's edition will again be held over Labor Day weekend at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Greensboro, NC.
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GM Stripunsky Takes Down Fairfield County Masters
By Ian Harris   
July 15, 2014
GM Stripunsky took down the Fairfield County Masters in Norwalk, Connecticut, which featured seven GMs. He defeated IM Jan Van der Mortel in the final round to take clear first.
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Americans Take the Lead in Mexico
By Ted Castro   
July 14, 2014
CastroMexico.jpgHalf-way through the XXV Panamercan Youth Chess Festival held in Oaxtepec, Morelos, Mexico and the American team is racking up points. Find details from Ted Castro of the NorCal House of Chess. 
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Cadet Set forJuly 19-23 in Rockville
By CLO   
July 14, 2014
The 2014 US Cadet Championship is set July 19-23 at the Rockville Hilton in Rockville, Maryland. Four players over 2400 will compete, including Mika Brattain & Josh Colas.
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Travel & Chess: From Paris to the French Quarter
By Jamaal Abdul-Alim   
July 11, 2014
Jamaal Abdul-Alim, 2013 Chess Journalist of the Year, writes about recent travels, where he played chess in the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris and met the icon Jude Acers in New Orleans.
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US Girls Closed Set for New Hampshire, July 17-21
By Nita Patel   
July 10, 2014
The University of New Hampshire at Manchester and Relyea Chess will host the first ever United States Girls Junior Closed Championship, July 17-21. Participants include 10-year-old expert Carissa Yip. 
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