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Walter Brown Named Councilor for FIDE Qualification Commission
By CLO   
March 20, 2014
Congratulations to Walter Brown, FIDE Associate at the USCF, who has been named as the Councilor for the FIDE Qualification Commission at a meeting in Athens, Greece. 
An Interview with the Ubiquitous Claudia Munoz
By Alan Rodenstein   
March 19, 2014
claudia300.jpgFind out more about 16-year-old expert Claudia Munoz, who is also a skillful chess marketer, using her website and social media to promote the game all over the World. 
Anand Leads Hotly Contested Candidates
By CLO   
March 18, 2014
LeadCandidates.jpgAfter five rounds of the Candidates tournament to determine Magnus Carlsen's next challenger, Vishy Anand leads with 3.5/5. Close behind are GMs Svidler, Aronian and Kramnik.  
Legal Moves: Melekhina on Chess & Law School
By FM Alisa Melekhina   
March 16, 2014
Alisa400.jpgAlisa Melekhina reflects on balancing chess and academics, culminating with her upcoming graduation from Penn Law. 
Kamsky & Dean-Kawamura Top Marchand Open
By Josh Rofrano   
March 13, 2014
Kamsky300.jpgReigning US Champ Gata Kamsky and FM Ben Dean-Kawamura tied for first in the 36th Marchand Open in Rochester, held to honor Dr. Erich Marchand. Full story includes Dean-Kawamura's win over GM Kekelidze.
Charlotte Chess Center Celebrates Grand Opening
By Gary Newsom   
March 12, 2014
Chess Center---Chess fans watch ongoing games in the library (1).jpgThe Charlotte Chess Center and Scholastic Academy celebrated its grand opening on the weekend of March 7-8. Find out details from co-founder Gary Newsom and see key games from their first event. 
2014 Samford Fellow: GM Daniel Naroditsky
By IM John Donaldson   
March 11, 2014
CG37245.jpgThe FRANK P. SAMFORD, JR. CHESS FELLOWSHIP, marking its twenty-eighth annual award, has selected Grandmaster Daniel Naroditsky of Foster City, California, as its 2014 Fellow.
Register as a Voting Member by March 31
By USCF   
March 11, 2014
slideUSCFflag.jpg USCF Members: Don't forget to register as a voting member so you can vote in this year's Executive Board election.
Reflections of a Top Ten GM [VIDEO]
By Macauley Peterson and Colin McGourty   
March 10, 2014
SvidlerslideCLO.jpgWatch video reflections provided by chess24 of the popular GM Peter Svidler, who will be participating in the Candidates tournament next week.
All Girls Nationals Update: Overflow Hotel
By CLO   
March 7, 2014
image001.jpgFind out about the Northbrook Hilton, the overflow hotel for the 11th annual All-Girls National Championship, held from April 11-13 in Chicago.
Tim Brennan, the Chess Amateur who Wrote a Best-Seller
By Alan Rodenstein   
March 6, 2014
Tim250.jpgFind out how chess amateur Tim Brennan wrote a best-selling chess book, using the power of social media, networking and hard work. Also test yourself on some of his "Tactics Time" puzzles.
National Junior Congress Comes to Orange County
By Randy Hough   
March 5, 2014
100_9270.jpgRandy Hough reports on the National Junior Chess Congress in O.C, and shows games from big winners, including Albert Lu, who swept Under 16 & Annie Wang who won the 12 and Under and broke 2200.
The March Check is in the Mail
By Alex Dunne   
March 4, 2014
The 2006 Golden Knights has ended in a tie between Michael Buss and James Tracz (pictured). Find annotated games of both players. 

Jennifer on Ted X, Toys and Chess Networks
By Jennifer Shahade   
March 3, 2014
TedXBaltimoreCLOlead.jpgCLO editor Jen Shahade writes about giving a TED X talk in Baltimore and a quick trip to New York & Parsipanny. She also explains how the interesting people you meet through chess can build your network.
John Grefe in Australia – The Chess and Meditation Tour
By David Lovejoy with material by GM Ian Rogers   
February 26, 2014
Gref300.jpgDavid Lovejoy remembers American US Chess Champion John Grefe's (1947-2013) tour of Australia in 1975, and explores the relationship between chess and meditation.
The Illini Samwich Capture US Amateur Team North Title
By Betsy Dynako   
February 25, 2014
The-Illini-Samwich-vs-No-Dr.jpgThe Illini Samwich team, consisting of Sam Schmakel, Eric Rosen, Michael Auger and Shreya Mangalam, took first place at the US Amateur Team North, held in Schaumburg, Illinois from February 21-23. 
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