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Awonder at a Small Town Chess Festival
By Hank Anzis   
February 14, 2014
Awonder1.jpg14 expert and higher players, including World Under 10 Champion Awonder Liang, braved poor weather conditions for the first tournament of its kind, a strong three-round open in Marshalltown, Iowa.
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Host Columbia Prevails in Ivy League Faceoff
By Matthew Michaelides   
February 12, 2014
Columbia440.jpgTournament host Columbia University won the 4th annual Inter-Ivy League Chess Tournament. Matthew Michaelides of the Columbia Chess Club writes about key moments.
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Irina on Gibraltar: Surprise Winner, Too Late for Americans
By GM Irina Krush   
February 11, 2014
StuartIrina.jpgGM Irina Krush writes about the Gibraltar Chess Festival, champion Cheparinov, American contenders and monkeys. She also weighs in on her experience of commentating, and how it differs from playing. 
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How to Spot Top Talent: Greg on Chess
By IM Greg Shahade   
February 9, 2014
jeffery_xiong.jpgIM Greg Shahade talks about his observations from organizers 23 sessions of the US Chess School and the one key thing that he notices in many of the most talented young students.
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Nakamura vs. Carlsen: The Musical
By GM Ian Rogers   
February 6, 2014
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GM Ian Rogers presents "Nakamura vs. Carlsen", the Musical, based on their thrilling contest in Zurich, Switzerland. 
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L.A to Saint Louis: Kostya on Chess at Lindenwood
By Kostya Kavutskiy   
February 4, 2014
lindenwood-team-extreme.jpg Kostya Kavutskiy writes about his journey from Los Angeles to Saint Louis to attend Lindenwood University, where his is both earning his MBA and pursuing his chess development. 
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GM Friedel on the Bay Area International
By GM Josh Friedel   
February 3, 2014
tatev_abrahamyan.jpgGM Josh Friedel writes about the Bay Area International, and highlights some of the most exciting games and norm performances, including Darwin Yang's final GM norm and Tatev Abrahamyan's last IM norm. 
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2014 National Scholar-Chessplayer Award: Call for Applicants
By The U.S. Chess Trust   
February 1, 2014
2013ScholarChessPlayerAwardWinnersUSChessTrust.jpgIf you are a USCF member and show merit in academics, sportsmanship, and chess, you are eligible to apply for a 2014 National Scholar-Chessplayer Award. Deadline: March 1, 2014.
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US Open Announcement
By Jean Hoffman   
January 31, 2014
RosenCentre.jpgThe site for the 2014 US Open has changed and will now be held July 26th-August 3rd, 2014 in Orlando, Florida at the Rosen Centre Hotel.
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Web Site Crash
By Jean Hoffman   
January 31, 2014
The US Chess Web Site crashed yesterday and was inaccessible to users.
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Yes 2 Chess: A New Chess Community
By IM Malcolm Pein   
January 30, 2014
Yes2Chesslogo.jpgIM Malcolm Pein, also organizer of the London Chess Classic, tells CLO readers about "Yes2Chess", a new chess community developed by the UK charity Chess in Schools and Communities.
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Krush in Gibraltar: Caves and Commentary
By CLO   
January 29, 2014
IrinaOutside.jpgGM Irina Krush is currently in the Gibraltar Chess Congress, doing commentary for the official site and taking photos and reporting for CLO! GMs Kamsky and Lenderman are playing. 
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Best of CLO #1- Krush on Baku
By CLO   
January 28, 2014
Bakurelaxing.jpgThe #1 article in Best of CLO 2013 is Irina on Baku: Water From a Stone by GM Irina Krush. The article delved into Irina's final Grandmaster norm result at the Baku Open. 
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Over 1500 Turnout for Texas Regional Event
By Russell Harwood   
January 28, 2014
RegionVIIchess.jpgOver 1550 students participated in the 2014 Region VIII Championships the weekend of Jan 25-26 in Brownsville, Texas.  The University of Texas at Brownsville will be hosting the next Pan-Am Champs.
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Best of CLO 2013 #2- Rogers on the Sinquefield Cup
By CLO   
January 28, 2014
IanRogerslead.jpgThe #2 article in Best of CLO 2013 is Ten Things We Learned From the Sinquefield Cup by GM Ian Rogers. Rogers was a commentator at the strongest ever tournament held in the US, also Magnus Carlsen’s last tournament before he became World Champion.
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Finegold on the STL Chess Club Championship
By GM Ben Finegold   
January 27, 2014
Meier.jpgGM Ben Finegold reports on the 2014 Club Championship at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, where GM Georg Meier took clear first.
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