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The Scoop on the World Chess Hall of Fame & Bobby Fischer Against the World
By US Chess Scoop   
May 31, 2011
FischerVSWorldSlide.jpgThe US Chess Scoop video on the New York City premiere of Bobby Fischer Against the World includes interviews with IM Irina Krush, film-maker Liz Garbus and World Chess Hall of Fame director Susan Barrett.

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Alex Battey Earns IM Norm in First Saturday
By CLO   
May 31, 2011
Batt225.jpgAmerican player Alex Battey, 23, won the IM group at the most recent First Saturday tournament in Budapest, Hungary. Along the way, Alex earned his first IM norm.
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Gareyev Hot in Chicago; Holt Earns GM Norm
By Jamaal Abdul-Alim   
May 31, 2011
TimurGareyevlead.jpgGM Timur Gareyev earned clear first and over $10,000 at the Chicago Open with 7 wins and just one draw. Conrad Holt earned a GM norm. Full story includes games and interview with Timur.
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Get Ready for National Chess Day 2011
By USCF   
May 30, 2011
USCFFLag.jpg Get ready for for National Chess Day 2011 on Saturday, October 8th. In 2011 the USCF Executive Board will again offer free TLAs to organizers who plan in advance.
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World Chess Hall of Fame and HBO Co-Host St. Louis Bobby Fischer Against the World Premiere
By CLO   
May 30, 2011
ShannonLizSusan.jpgOn May 26th, the World Chess Hall of Fame (to open in Saint Louis on Sept. 9th) partnered with HBO to premiere Bobby Fischer Against the World. Guests included director Liz Garbus and GM Nakamura.
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Chicago Open Photo Gallery
By Betsy Dynako   
May 30, 2011
IrinaMargaret.jpgSee a photo gallery from the Chicago Open by Betsy Dynako. The tournament sees its final day of play today, with a logjam of players standing with 5.5/7 in the Open section. Update: Timur Gareyev takes clear first. Full story coming soon! 
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Harikrishna & Gelashvili Lead in Chicago
By CLO   
May 29, 2011
Tamaz250wiki.jpgAfter five rounds of the Chicago Open, GMs Pendyala Harikrishna & Tamaz Gelashvili lead with 4.5/5. Stay tuned to CLO for a wrap-up and to the official website for links to live games and pairings. 
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Harikrishna on Opening Strong in Chicago
By Jamaal Abdul-Alim   
May 28, 2011
ChicagoOpenslide.jpgWith three rounds in the books at the Chicago Open, seven players stand with perfect scores including Indian GM Pendyala Harikrishna, who talked to CLO about his experience so far in Chicago and a critical win over IM Hungaski.
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Whirlwind Rapid Play Ends International Matches in Saint Louis
By Ken West   
May 27, 2011
Hikaruslide.jpgTornado warnings sent the four grandmasters in the international match to the basement more than once at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis Wednesday, but the unusual had already hit the boards.
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Chicago Open Spans Memorial Day Weekend
By CLO   
May 26, 2011
chicagoopenslide.jpgThe Chicago Open will take place over Memorial Day weekend. Look for news on the 9-round tournament with norm possibilities on CLO and on the official website, chicagoopen.net. 
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Speed Chess Like You've Never Seen Before (Video)
By CLO   
May 26, 2011
STS-134 astronauts Greg Johnson and Greg Chamitoff ponder their next move for the Earth vs. Space chess match. The shuttle crew members also discuss the benefits of playing chess.
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Gelfand to Challenge Anand for World Championship!
By CLO   
May 25, 2011
gelfandslide2.jpgAfter five draws, all bets were on the Grischuk-Gelfand match going to playoff. But the Israeli GM won the final game in an exciting Grunfeld to earn the right to challenge Anand in 2012. 
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Eagles Partner with ASAP in Thrilling Event for Philly Youth
By Jamaal Abdul-Alim   
May 24, 2011
Vanitaeaglesslide.jpgOn May 18th, over 200 young Philly chessplayers squared off inside the Lincoln Financial Field! The event was a partnership between ASAP (After School Activities Partnerships) and EYP (Eagles Youth Partnership). 
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Nakamura Wins Convincingly to Clinch Classical Match
By Ken West   
May 23, 2011
GM Hikaru Nakamura won a convincing victory against GM Ruslan Ponomariov to win the classical portion of his match. GM Robson won against GM Finegold and is now 4-2 going into the Tuesday rapid games. 
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Tension Builds in Saint Louis Matches
By Ken West   
May 22, 2011
nakaslider5.jpgTension mounts in Saint Louis as the Ponomariov-Nakamura. Update: Nakamura wins final game and classical match while Robson wins 4-2. Full story coming soon! 
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Unusual Chess Problems: Part I
By Dr. Steven B. Dowd   
May 20, 2011
dowd1slide.jpg Dr. Steven Dowd's treasure chest of "unusual chess problems" includes gems that will keep you up and stunners you'll want to show off in skittles rooms.
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May - Chess Life Online 2011

The Scoop on the World Chess Hall of Fame & Bobby Fischer Against the WorldAlex Battey Earns IM Norm in First Saturday Gareyev Hot in Chicago; Holt Earns GM Norm Get Ready for National Chess Day 2011 World Chess Hall of Fame and HBO Co-Host St. Louis Bobby Fischer Against the World Premiere Chicago Open Photo Gallery Harikrishna & Gelashvili Lead in Chicago Harikrishna on Opening Strong in Chicago Whirlwind Rapid Play Ends International Matches in Saint Louis Chicago Open Spans Memorial Day Weekend Speed Chess Like You've Never Seen Before (Video) Gelfand to Challenge Anand for World Championship! Eagles Partner with ASAP in Thrilling Event for Philly Youth Nakamura Wins Convincingly to Clinch Classical MatchTension Builds in Saint Louis Matches Unusual Chess Problems: Part I Nakamura Evens Score in Saint Louis Ponomariov, Robson Still LeadThe US Chess Scoop with Dr. Frank Brady National Open: A Chess Festival You Don't Want to Miss! Ponomariov, Robson Score Round-One VictoriesEarth vs. Space Match 2011 Launches! Yankovsky and Troff Earn Norms in Reader Memorial World Elite Battle in Saint Louis Kamsky Eliminated in Heart Breaking Playoff Candidates Semifinals Go to Playoff Kamsky-Gelfand Begins With Two Draws Robson Replaces Korchnoi for Match Play in St. LouisWu and Wheeler Among Winners at Elementary NationalsKamsky Defeats Topalov in Match; To Face Gelfand Next 2011 Elementary Nationals Begin in Dallas 2011 Elementary Nationals: A K-1 Preview Kamsky Draws First Blood in Candidates! Summer in Orlando: Details on the US Open, Junior Girls Open, Denker & BarberCandidates Kick Off; All Draws in Round 1 Nicky and Melinda’s Tournament AdventuresThe May Check is in the Mail Greg on Chess: Handicapping the Candidates Rosen Tops High School Nationals Nakamura, Korchnoi Headline Match Play in St. Louis