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|Pan-American Continental Underway in Brazil|
|January 27, 2013|
The Pan-American team Championships are underway in Brazil. The US team
got off to a good start with two wins against Cuba & Brazil. GM Sam Shankland, scored the sole victory for the US team in the first round match against Cuba, said, "This was probably our hardest match."
The Pan American Continental is an official FIDE team tournament which qualifies one team from North and South America to the World Team Championship.
Find further details and games on uschesschamps.com and look for a full post-tournament report on CLO by Tony Rich of the STL Chess Club.