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The 15th U.S Correspondence Championship
By Alex Dunne   

Correspondence Chess Champion SIM Edward Duliba. Photo by Mike Groll

Even players who have never tried correspondence chess generally recognize that it comes closer to revealing the truth than other forms of chess. Sometimes, the truth hurts.



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Pruess, Khachiyan Take Honors in Los Angeles
By Jerry Hanken   

Winners IM David Pruess (l) and GM Melikset Khachiyan (r) Photo by Cathy Rogers

Samford Fellow IM David Pruess ties with GM Melikset Khachiyan over a field of GMs at the American Open, one of the strongest events on the West Coast each year.

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Mechanics Wrench Victory From New York
By Greg Shahade   

The tension was at an all time high, as the culmination of 3 months of play was coming down to this one blitz game at 1:30 a.m. on the East Coast.

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Atlanta Action
By Mark N. Taylor   

For the second year in a row, Atlanta hosts the National Youth Action championship, and for the second year in a row, Atlantans take home much of the loot.

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Sarkar Continues Rise to the Top
By Jerry Hanken   

Finishing ahead of Swiss “category killer” Zviad Izoria, IM Justin Sarkar continues his impressive play of the last year.

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First Moves: GM David Bronstein, 1924-2006
By Phil Smith   

GM David Bronstein. Art by Jovan Prokopljevic

David Bronstein was arguably the best player in the world when he drew his title match with Botvinnik in 1951..

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Counterplay
By Phil Smith   


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