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GM Conrad Holt Wins US Open Title
By CLO   
August 3, 2014
conradholtleadfinal.jpgGM Conrad Holt won the US Open in a tiebreak playoff [VIDEO JUST ADDED] against IM Michael Mulyar, to take the trophy and the US Championship spot. Also tied were GMs Shabalov, Nyzhnyk, Margvelashvili and Jiminez.
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The US Team in Norway: Big Battles Set for Round 3
By CLO   
August 3, 2014
TeamUSAOlympiad.jpgBoth American teams started off with two victories. The men face The Netherlands in round three while the women play #1 seeded China. Due to delays and cancellations, Nakamura has not yet arrived in Tromso but is expected to soon. 
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Four Pull Ahead in Orlando
By CLO   
August 3, 2014
Nyzlastround.jpgAfter eight rounds at the US Open (Orlando, July 28-August 3), four players have pulled away with 7/8: young GMs Conrad Holt & Illia Nyzhnyk, Webster student Fidel Corrales Jiminez and IM Michael Mulyar.
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Chess Life Bonus: Melekhina Annotates Krush Draw
By FM Alisa Melekhina   
August 2, 2014
Alisa300.jpgTo complement our August issue of Chess Life Magazine, which features the US Chess Championship, FM Alisa Melekhina annotates her complex draw against GM Irina Krush.
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Ten Tied After Big US Open Merge
By CLO   
August 2, 2014
nyzhlead.jpgAfter seven rounds of the US Open in Orlando, ten players are tied with 6/7, including 17-year-old GM Illya Nyzhnyk.
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Gu & Patel Clear Winners in Orlando
By CLO   
July 31, 2014
guslide.jpgChristopher Gu and Advait Patel took clear first at the Denker and Barber tournaments, while the National Girls Invitational saw a 3-way tie with Jennifer Yu, Jessica Regam & Claudia Munoz.
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Firsts in Norway: Captain Donaldson Previews the Olympiad
By IM John Donaldson   
July 30, 2014
tromslide2.jpgUS team captain IM John Donaldson previews the American teams headed to the 41st Olympiad, which starts in Tromso, Norway on Saturday, August 1st.
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Upsets Abound at the Denker
By Melinda J. Matthews   
July 28, 2014
nickys.jpgWe’re at the halfway point for the Denker, Barber, and NGIT events, and the top-seeded players in all three tournaments have taken at hit. Melinda J. Matthews reports on the fun & games in Orlando. 
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Edward Song Wins US Cadet
By CLO   
July 27, 2014
Edward Song (Michigan) took clear first at the US Cadet Championships with a 6.5/9 score. FM Cameron Wheeler and Christopher Gu tied for 2nd with 6/9.  
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The Fun in Orlando Begins with Denker, Barber & NGIT
By Melinda J. Matthews   
July 25, 2014
The Denker Tournament of High School Champions, the Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions & the National Girls Invitational Tournament all begin in Orlando this weekend. Melinda J. Matthews previews the action. .
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Cadet Heats Up
By CLO   
July 22, 2014
Two-thirds of the way through the 2014 US Cadet Championship, being held in Rockville, MD, Edward Song and Kapil Chandran are tied for 1st place with scores of 4.5/6.0.
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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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