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Kamsky Tops Philly on Way to Saint Louis
By Jamaal Abdul-Alim   
April 22, 2014
gata400.jpgGM Gata Kamsky took clear first at the Philadelphia Open on the way to his US Champs title defense in Saint Louis in two weeks. Check out his thoughts on the event and key games.
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Quest to the First GM Norm
By Akshat Chandra   
April 19, 2014
AksBodek.jpg14-year-old Akshat Chandra of the "Quest to GM" blog writes about earning his first norm at the GM Norm Invitational at the Marshall Chess Club. 
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Philadelphia Open Underway
By CLO   
April 18, 2014
phillyslide2.jpgA strong Philadelphia Open is underway, with over ten participating Grandmasters, including reigning US Champion Gata Kamsky. 
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Texas Beats Poland in Friendly Match
By GM Bartek Macieja   
April 18, 2014
On Saturday, April 12th, 2014, The University of Texas at Brownsville (USA) defeated The University of Warsaw (Poland) in a friendly online match.  
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US #1 Nakamura Signs with Red Bull
By CLO   
April 17, 2014
The #1 US player Hikaru Nakamura has a new sponsor: Redbull. "I think working with Red Bull might give chess more exposure; it's a first step in changing the image.” 
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Four GMs and a NM Top Bill Wright Saint Louis Open
By Brian Jerauld   
April 15, 2014
STLOpenlead.jpgGMs Georg Meier, Manuel Leon Hoyos, Alejandro Ramirez, Wesley So and NM Tansul Turgut tied for first at the strong Bill Wright Saint Louis Open last weekend, a precursor to the upcoming US Chess Championships.
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Ellen Xiang Wins Top Section at Record Breaking All-Girls
By Betsy Dynako   
April 15, 2014
Audrey-Wang-U8-5.jpgOur report on the record-setting 11th Girls Nationals includes a game by Under 18 champ Ellen Xiang. Other winners include Akshiti Eswaran & Audrey Wang (pictured) in Under 8 and the only perfect score, by Kiana Arab in the Under 14.
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California vs. Jerusalem
By Taras McKey   
April 15, 2014
On Sunday, March 30 the Inland Empire Chess Team in California played an exciting online cross-cultural team match against a very strong team in Jerusalem, Israel. 
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Field, Commentators Set for 2014 U.S. Championships
By Mike Wilmering   
April 14, 2014
The fields are set for both the 2014 U.S. Championship and 2014 U.S. Women's Championship, scheduled to be held simultaneously May 7 through May 20 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.
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GM-elect Kayden Troff: A Case Study by Kenneth Kiewra [EXCERPT]
By Kenneth A. Kiewra   
April 14, 2014
Nurturing300bookcover.jpgKenneth A. Kiewra, psychology professor and father of IM Kiewra recently contributed to a book on nurturing talent. Find an excerpt on the background behind GM-elect Kayden Troff's success.
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USCF Joins the Party, Supports Millionaire Chess
By CLO   
April 11, 2014
We are happy to announce that Millionaire Chess and the United States Chess Federation (USCF) now have a promotional agreement in place to spread the word about the Millionaire Chess Open.
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Neil Falconer 1923-2014
By IM John Donaldson   
April 11, 2014
Falconer350.jpgIM John Donaldson remembers former Mechanics Institute president Neil Falconer, who passed away on April 5th, 2014 shortly after celebrating his 91st birthday.  
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All-Girls Nationals Kicks Off Friday
By CLO   
April 11, 2014
The All-Girls Nationals takes place this weekend from April 11-13 in Northbrook, IL. According to David Heiser of Reniassance Knights, "327 are pre-registered – far exceeding last year’s record turnout of 280 players."
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San Francisco Scholastic Attracts Hundreds
By GM Nick DeFirmian   
April 10, 2014
Nearly three hundred school children descended on the San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park on March 22nd to contest the 2014 San Francisco Scholastic Chess Championship. Find full details and photos.
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Yang & Catalina Foothills on Top in San Diego
By Anatoly Ostrovsky   
April 10, 2014
CatalinaFoothillsLead.jpgFind out more about big wins at the National High School Championships in San Diego by GM-elect Darwin Yang and Catalina Foothills team from Tucson, Arizona.
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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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