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Sixth in San Diego: Homidan on his Final Scholastic
By Jonathan Homidan   
April 9, 2014
homidandad.jpgJonathan Homidan, a high school senior, writes about his final scholastic outing at the National High School Champs in San Diego. Despite a loss to the champ, Darwin Yang, Homidan finished in sixth.
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Levon Aronian Headlines Metropolitan Chess Camp
By Kostya Kavutskiy   
April 8, 2014
Aronian450.jpgMetropolitan Chess, in partnership with the American Chess Academy, is eager to announce that World #2 GM Levon Aronian will be the lead instructor in this year's summer camp, taking place July 9-13.
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Million Dollar Chess Tournament Makes First Move
By Karla Shannon   
April 7, 2014
Today GM Maurice Ashley announced that the Millionaire Chess Open would indeed be held in October in Las Vegas. “Chess is ready for this kind of bold undertaking,” Ashley says in the official PR.
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2014 Scholar Chess Player Award Winners
By US Chess Trust   
April 7, 2014
The 2014 Scholar-Chessplayer Award winners were announced at the National High School Championships in San Diego: Jeevan Karamsetty, Varun Krishnan, Aleksandr Ostrovskiy, Arthur Shen and Atulya Shetty.
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Webster Wins Again: Final Four of College Chess
By Jamaal Abdul-Alim   
April 6, 2014
The Webster University Chess Team successfully defended its title as America’s top college chess team at the New York Athletic Club.
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Sunday in San Diego: Yang Leads Among Flurry of Upsets
By Anatoly Ostrovsky   
April 6, 2014
darwin_yang.jpgAfter two days and five rounds of the National High School Championships in San Diego, GM-elect Darwin Yang leads with a perfect 5-0. Check out key games as the final action approaches.
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High School Champs in San Diego Draws Star Players
By Anatoly Ostrovksiy   
April 5, 2014
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This year's High School Champs features some of the strongest competition ever with 33 masters and GM-elect Yang. Anatoly writes about the tough battle ahead for his son IM Alex Ostrovskiy, #2 seed and board 1 of defending team champs, Edward Murrow. 
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Final Four Underway in New York
By CLO   
April 5, 2014
Teams from Texas Tech, University of Illinois, University of Maryland - Baltimore County (UMBC) and Webster University will face off in New York City in the Final Four of College Chess.
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The Road to the Blind World Champs: Interview with Alex Barrasso
By Bruce Leverett   
April 4, 2014
AlexBFamily.jpgBruce Leverett interviews five-time US Blind Champion Alex Barrasso, the US representative in the upcoming World Champs in Greece. He also talks with interview with Al Pietrolungo, president of the USBC.
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Kostya's New Venture: Metropolitan Chess
By Kostya Kavutskiy   
April 3, 2014
kostya.jpgKostya Kavutskiy writes about his new role after earning his MBA & FM titles, as marketing director at Metropolitan Chess.
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Lenderman Wins Long Island Open
By Bill Goichberg   
April 3, 2014
LIOLenderman.jpgAleksandr Lenderman edged out fellow GMs Giorgi Margvelashvili, Ioan Chirila, and Mikheil Kekelidze on tiebreak to take first place at a record setting Long Island Open. Full story with annotations by Aleks.
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Melinda Turns it to Nicholas: On the Way to San Diego
By Nicholas Rosenthal   
April 3, 2014
2nickys.JPGNicholas Rosenthal, who has been covered in many popular CLO essays by his mom Melinda Matthews, writes about his trip to the National High School Championships (April 4-6) in San Diego.
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Troff, Yang & Abrahamyan Earn New Titles
By CLO   
April 2, 2014
kayden400.jpgIt's a great season for young American title seekers. Kayden Troff, Darwin Yang GM titles and Tatev Abrahamyan's IM title were all approved conditionally on rating at the recent FIDE Presidential board meeting.
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USCF Obtains 501 (c)(3) Status
By CLO   
April 2, 2014
slideUSCFflag.jpgThe USCF has received a letter from the IRS approving 501(c)(3) status. "This is an important step for the USCF", said Executive Director, Jean Hoffman, allowing for tax-deductible donations to the USCF.
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Deepak Aaron Gives Charity Simul at Georgia Tech
By CLO   
April 1, 2014
Continuing his tradition of charity simuls, Deepak Aaron gave a chess simul at Georgia Tech University on March 13 to benefit World Vision. Deepak won 15 games and drew one game after 3.5 hours of battling.


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The April Check is in the Mail
By Alex Dunne   
March 31, 2014
Alex Dunne's latest column focuses on a perfect correspondence chess contested by two computer engines. Also find games from the 2012 Absolute Champs, by Menke (the champ) and Bradhorst (pictured). 
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