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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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US Teams Win Vs. Argentina & Vietnam
By CLO   
August 12, 2014
In the penultimate round of the Olympiad in Tromso, Norway, both American teams won 2.5-1.5. The women won against Vietnam while the men defeated Argentina. Shankland is now up to 8.5/9. 
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US Splits Both Matches
By Jennifer Shahade   
August 12, 2014
akobianthoughts2.jpgToday the big news at the Olympiad was Kirsan Illijuminov's decisive victory in the FIDE presidential election over Former World Champion Garry Kasparov. Over the chess board, US drew both matches.
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Sevian Leads Washington International
By Michael Regan   
August 11, 2014
Sam300.jpgThe 3rd Washington International is well underway with a record number of attendees. IM Samuel Sevian leads with 3.5/4 and a 2718 performance rating.
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USCF President Ruth Haring Reports in Orlando
By Ruth Haring   
August 10, 2014
Slide1RuthReportfull.jpgUSCF President Ruth Haring's report to the delegates in Orlando is now available for all USCF members. Haring focuses on membership trends, including the growth in female membership.
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