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Bryan Smith Wins Philly International as World Open Kicks Off
By Jennifer Shahade   
June 30, 2010
Local IM Bryan Smith won the Philadelphia International as the World Open 7-day schedule begins, with international contenders such as GMs Paco Vallejo, Luke McShane and Loek Van Wely. Full story with US Chess Scoop vids coming soon!
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Karpov's Big Think
By CLO   
June 29, 2010
Former World Champion and FIDE presidential candidate Anatoly Karpov talks on "The Big Think" about his life in chess and making the game more popular.
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Searching for Food at the World Open
By Andrea Rosen   
June 28, 2010
Andrea Rosen surveys the food options for chessplayers and parents coming out to play in the World Open in Valley Forge this week.
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L.A. Vibe Prepares to Join US Chess League
By Anthony Ong   
June 28, 2010
Read about how 1 of 3 US Chess League expansion teams, the LA Vibe is preparing for their inaugural season. The other two teams joining the league are the Saint Louis Archbishops and the New England Nor'Easters.
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IM Bryan Smith Leading Philadelphia International
By Andrea Rosen   
June 27, 2010
After five rounds at the Philadelphia International, local IM Bryan Smith, undefeated with five points, is leading the pack by a full point. 
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2010 US Junior Open Set for Houston, July 23-25
By Franc Guadalupe   
June 26, 2010
In less than one month, the U.S. Junior Open returns to Texas at the Hilton Houston Hobby Airport Hotel, 23-25 July. See more details in the official press release.
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Juniors Storm Philadelphia International
By Andrea Rosen   
June 25, 2010
The Philadelphia International began this morning with a strong field of GMs and many top junior players including Darwin Yang, Sam Shankland, Alisa Melekhina and Steven Zierk.
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Chess Adventures in Vietnam
By Evan Rabin   
June 24, 2010
College student NM Evan Rabin writes about his chess adventures on a last minute trip to Malaysia and Vietnam.
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Fields set for 2010 U.S. Women's and Junior Closed Champs
By Mike Wilmering   
June 24, 2010
The fields and set for the 2010 US Women's Championship and US Junior Championships (Saint Louis, July 9-20). Reigning champions Anna Zatonskih and Ray Robson will defend their titles.
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New York International: Ehlvest and Harikrishna Tie
By Matan Prilleltensky   
June 23, 2010
At the New York International, Ehlvest and Harikrishna tied for first with 7/9. Three players earned IM norms: Evan Rosenberg, Ilye Figler and Farai Mandizha.
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HBO Real Sports to Feature Brownsville Chess Success Story
By CLO   
June 22, 2010
Chess hits the mainstream! Tonight (Tuesday, June 22) HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel will feature Brownsville as a chess success story.
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The US Championship in Black and White
By GM Joel Benjamin   
June 21, 2010
GM Joel Benjamin reflects on his wins, losses and sole draw of the 2010 US Chess Championship. He also reveals what Kamsky told him in the elevator, and shows off the gifts he brought back for his family.
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Copper "Norm" State Recap
By IM Daniel Rensch   
June 21, 2010
The Copper State International may have to rename itself the Norm State. This year, Molner earned his 2nd GM norm and Ravichandran earned his final IM norm. See a results wrap-up by organizer IM Rensch
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Norm-Hunters Charge New York International
By Matan Prilleltensky   
June 20, 2010
At the 3rd New York International at the Marshall Chess Club, upsets by norm-hunters abound. See annotations by IM Bercys on his win over GM Bindrich and video of Korley on his win over GM Ganguly.
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A Chess Dad's Philadelphia Story
By Robert N. Bernard   
June 18, 2010
As Father's Day and the summer season of Philadelphia chess looms, a chess dad, Robert Bernard, looks back on accompanying his child to the Philadelphia Open this spring.
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New York International Set for Marshall Chess Club June 18-22
By Marcus Fenner   
June 17, 2010
The New York International begins Friday at the Marshall Chess Club in New York City. The 9-round event will feature many IMs and GMs including a number of foreigners. Norms will be up for grabs!
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June - Chess Life Online 2010

Bryan Smith Wins Philly International as World Open Kicks Off Karpov's Big Think Searching for Food at the World Open L.A. Vibe Prepares to Join US Chess League IM Bryan Smith Leading Philadelphia International 2010 US Junior Open Set for Houston, July 23-25Juniors Storm Philadelphia International Chess Adventures in VietnamFields set for 2010 U.S. Women's and Junior Closed Champs New York International: Ehlvest and Harikrishna TieHBO Real Sports to Feature Brownsville Chess Success Story The US Championship in Black and White Copper "Norm" State Recap Norm-Hunters Charge New York International A Chess Dad's Philadelphia StoryNew York International Set for Marshall Chess Club June 18-22USCF Promotes National Chess Day, October 9Fun & Chess in Las VegasGareev Wins National Open Akobian Surges Ahead in Las Vegas Akobian, Lenderman and Kekelidze Perfect as National Open Merges Fridman Tops G/10 as Las Vegas Chess Festival BeginsMolner Leads Norm-Bonanza at Copper State Searching for Diane Savereide Moving up the Ladder: A Class Player on Gaining 200 Rating PointsA Three-Way Tie at the Capablanca Memorial in Santa Clara Norm-Hunters Emerge at Copper State International Copper State International Begins! An Interesting Chess Sacrifice Curtis Winter's Junior Grand Prix Odyssey A Parent's Perspective on the Chicago Open The June Check is in the Mail Van Wely Wins in Chicago as Norm Season Begins The Road to GM Continues US Champion Kamsky Video Interview