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August 2, 2010

Emily Tallo leads the Trophies Plus US Junior Girls Open with 3/3.  Four players including top seed Simone Liao are just a half point behind with 2.5/3. 

IM Gergely Antal leads the World Chess Live Tournament of College Champs with 3/3 with a number of strong contenders nipping at his heels: GM Timur Gareyev, IM Salvijus Bercys and Tyler Hughes.

At the Denker tournament of high school champions, Steven Zierk, Michael Bowersock, Richard Herbst and Matt Anzis share the lead with 3/3 each. Besides top-seeded Zierk, every player in the lead has scored an upset on the way to perfection.

In the traditional schedule of the US Open, 26 players still have perfect scores including tournament favorite GM Ramirez.

GM Alejandro Ramirez , Photo courtesy Monroi.com

Another favorite, GM Melikset Khachiyan won a pretty and quick game on his road to 2-0.

You can watch the top boards of the Denker, the Tournament of College Champions and the US Open live on Monroi.com.

Look for more coverage on CLO of the US Open in Irvine, including reports by Randy Hough, who previewed the Denker a couple days ago.

August - Chess Life Online 2010

RAW World Chess Challenge: Magnus Takes on the World US Senior Wraps: Ivanov Wins, Kaufman Advances to World SeniorBarnett Joins GMs Paragua & Shabalov at the Top of the Atlantic OpenUS Chess League Opens with FireworksAlexander Ivanov Wins 2010 US Senior Ivanov and Kudrin Lead US SeniorFour Lead US Senior OpenDean Sweeps the Dean of Chess Academy FIDE Invitational US Senior Open Kicks Off Americans Abroad: Nakamura Nets Amber Spot US Senior Open Begins MondayUS Olympiad Teams Finalized A Grandmaster Vacation: GM Pascal on SturbridgePerfection in Montreal GM Rogers on NH Chess: Nakamura on a Roll Grand Prix Rule Changes Include 1st Prize Minimum 2010 US Chess League Preview Americans Abroad: From Greece to Canada Schein - Friedman Scholastic Project The Kids are Alright in AmsterdamAmericans in Europe, ContinuedNakamura Saves Draw vs. Van Wely and Scores vs. NielsenNakamura Starts NH Masters with a WinUpdate on Americans in Europe From Trophies to Money: A Chess Mom on the Southern Open USCF Recognizes Leaders at Awards Luncheon Nakamura to Play for World Against Carlsen in G-Star Raw ChallengeGM Ramirez Coasts to Victory at the US Open US Champion Kamsky Wins Mainz Rapids! Ramirez Sole Leader as US Open Nears FinaleTommy He Golden in Brazil Ramirez & Shabalov Lead in IrvinePan-Am Nears Conclusion GM Kaufman on Fischer Random & The Irvine Grind Ramirez Perfect as Merge Approaches Campaign for FIDE President Heats up Middle EastRamirez Still Perfect at the US Open as Six-Day Heats UpToby Boas, GMs Becerra & Paragua Share First at the Southern OpenFavorites Prevail in Denker & TOC; Six-Day US Open Schedule BeginsThe August Check is in the Mail Arnold and Melekhina Off to the World Juniors Learning From Your Losses Leaders Emerge in Irvine