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Caruana Off to a Crushing Start in Sinquefield Cup
By GM Ian Rogers   
August 29, 2014
fabiano440.jpgGrandmaster Fabiano Caruana combined extraordinary opening preparation with accurate calculation to win his second consecutive game at the 2014 Sinquefield Cup, leaving the rest of the highest-rated field in history snapping at his heels.
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US Masters Returns to Greensboro
By CLO   
August 28, 2014
For the third consecutive year, the US Masters will take place over Labor Day weekend in Greensboro, NC. This year's field includes 18 GM's and a total of 44 internationally titled players. 

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Back to School with Becca Lampman
By CLO   
August 27, 2014
BeccaDenkerNGIT.jpgIncoming high school senior Becca Lampman talked to CLO about making her mark on the NGIT, the rise of girls in US Chess and balancing chess and homework.
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Strongest Chess Tournament Ever Begins in Saint Louis
By Brian Jerauld   
August 27, 2014
The 2014 Sinquefield Cup, featuring six of the world’s top-ten kicks off Wednesday at the STL Chess Club. Round 1 pairings are Vachier-Lagrave vs. Carlsen, Aronian vs. Nakamura & Topalov vs. Caruana.
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Captain Melik & Coach Yury Reflect on Tromso
By GM Melikset Khachiyan & GM Yury Shulman   
August 26, 2014
US Women's team captain GM Melikset Khachiyan and coach GM Yury Shulman reflect on the squad's performance at the Olympiad in Tromso, Norway. 
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Brownsville Recognized as Chess City of the Year [FULL AWARDS LIST]
By CLO   
August 26, 2014
Brownsville, Texas was recognized as the Chess City of the Year, both at the Annual Awards Ceremony at the US Open and also in a presentation to the Brownsville mayor and city Commissioners on August 19th.
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Rogers Previews World's Strongest Tournament: Sinquefield Cup
By GM Ian Rogers   
August 24, 2014
CaruanaCarlsenleadCLO.jpgThe 2014 Sinquefield Cup, the strongest chess tournament in history, begins on August 27, Wednesday in Saint Louis. GM Ian Rogers previews the action.
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Tang & Kats Pick Up Big Norms in Canada
By CLO   
August 23, 2014
ChandraTang.jpg Andrew Tang earned the IM title and a GM norm at the North American Youth Championship, while Alena Kats earned the WIM title and a WGM norm.
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The August Check is in the Mail
By Alex Dunne   
August 21, 2014
danr.jpgIn this month's column, Alex Dunne covers the US ICCF Olympic team of Jon Ostriker, Carl Siefring, Ken Reinhart, Dan Perry, Tom Biedermann, and Tony Kain.
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President's Report From Tromso
By Ruth Haring   
August 19, 2014
USCFinTromso.jpgUSCF President Ruth Haring reports on the FIDE Congress, which took place in conjunction with the Olympiad in Tromso, Norway.
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Ricardo DeGuzman Tops The Field In The Valley
By Steve Immitt   
August 19, 2014
DeGuzlead200.jpgRicardo DeGuzman’s long trek to the Central Valley proved to be a trip well timed.  The Bay Area  IM scored 4.5/5 rounds in the 5th Central California Open, August 15-17th for $1400.
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Bookstore Bids Open for National Scholastics
By Franc Guadalupe   
August 18, 2014
The US Chess Federation is soliciting Bookstore bids for the National K-12 Grades, the National High School, the National Junior High & the National Elementary. Find full details in the announcement.
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Azarov Wins in Washington, Sevian Nabs Final Norm
By Michael Regan   
August 18, 2014
kesav.jpgGM Sergei Azarov won the Washington International while Sam Sevian earned his final GM norm. Just added: Annotations by Sevian! FM Kesav Viswanadha also earned an IM norm. 
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Hoffman & Rohde on Impressions from the Olympiad
By Jean Hoffman & Sophia Rohde   
August 14, 2014
USCF Executive Director Jean Hoffman & Sophia Rohde write about impressions from the FIDE Congress on Tromso. Pictured is Puerto Rican Women’s Champion Natasha Morales Santos.
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The Captain’s Report: Donaldson on the Last Round in Tromso
By IM John Donaldson   
August 14, 2014
Sam300JohnFinalReport.jpgIM John Donaldson reports on a tight loss for the US in the final round of the Olympiad in Tromso, Norway. Bright spots: GM Sam Shankland earned the individual gold medal while the women swept Argentina.
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Brown & Guadalupe Report from FIDE Congress
By Franc Guadalupe & Walter Brown   
August 13, 2014
FIDE Zonal President Franc Guadalupe and the Councilor for FIDE Qualification Commission, Walter Brown report on the FIDE Congress held in conjunction with the Olympiad in Tromso, Norway.
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