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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. 
Grandmaster Annotations of the US Amateur
By Onischuk & Chandra   
February 23, 2014
KasparovAkshat.jpgGM Aleksandr Onischuk annotates a game from the US Amateur Team while young stars Akshat Chandra of "Quest to GM" offers thoughts on a key battle as well vs. the victorious Princeton squad.    

Russians Never Retreat from Georgia
By Frank Johnson   
February 21, 2014
photoleadUSATS.jpgRussians Never Retreat, led by Daniel Gurevich took top honors on tiebreak over Gator Chess at the US Amateur Team South, held this year in Georgia for the first time.
US Amateur Team West: Ted Talks, Luke Annotates
By Ted Castro and Luke Harmon-Vellotti   
February 21, 2014
NorCalChesslead.jpgUS Amateur Team West back to back champions "Nor Cal House of Chess" captain Ted Castro talks team strategy while Luke Harmon-Vellotti of UCLA annotates an exciting battle vs. Cameron Wheeler.

The Scoop on Parsippany [VIDEO]
By US Chess Scoop   
February 20, 2014
The US Scoop from the US Amateur Team Champs in Parsippany features new Executive director Jean Hoffman, SM Joshua Colas and CLO contributor Matan Priletensky.
Two In a Row for Princeton At Amateur Team East
By Al Lawrence   
February 19, 2014
KasparovleadUSATE.jpgFor the second year in a row, “Princeton A” won the World Amateur Team Chess Championship. Al Lawrence reports on Kasparov's visit and some of the fun surrounding the popular team event.
For the Love of Team Chess: Illinois Scholastic A Big Draw
By Betsy Dynako   
February 18, 2014
Homewood-Flossmoor-HS-of-Fl.jpgA week before the US Amateur Team North heads to Illinois, Betsy Dynako covers the Illinois High School State Team Chess Championships, which featured nearly 140 teams.  
The February Check is in the Mail
By Alex Dunne   
February 18, 2014
Alex Dunne's February Check is in the Mail column features a game by Stephen McGregor, the the 2010 Electronic Knights Champ. Also find games by  Paul Boymel and Barry Endsley (pictured).  
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