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Not Just the Denker: Orlando's Opening Weekend Preview
By Randy Hough   
July 29, 2011
Find out about some Denker tourney of High School Champs and the new Barber K-8 odds on favorites. Both events kick off in Orlando later today along with the US Junior Girls Open.
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US Wraps Up World Team Champs on High Note
By Tony Rich   
July 28, 2011
Gata250.jpgTony Rich of the Saint Louis Chess Club wraps up the World Team Championship, noting that GMs Yasser Seirawan (board four) and Robert Hess (bourd five) captured an individual silvers, while Kamsky earned bronze for his board one performance.
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1st World Chess Games for the Disabled Set for Dresden, Oct 24-30
By CLO   
July 27, 2011
snowlead.jpgThe 1st World Chess Games for the Disabled will take place from October 24-30 in Dresden Germany. The seven-round Swiss tournament will feature medals, category prizes and  a 3000€ prize fund.
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Kudrin wins Senior; Michaelides wins Junior
By Franc Guadalupe   
July 27, 2011
Matthewslide.jpgGM Sergey Kudrin won the Senior Open while Matthew Michaelides won the US Junior Open. See the recap for details & key games.
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Join the Fun in Orlando for the US Open
By CLO   
July 26, 2011
Alejoslide2.jpgAnticipation builds for the US Open in Orlando (Jul 30-Aug 7) and it's not to late for you to join the fun. Preregistered GMs include defending champ Alejandro Ramirez, Loek Van Wely and Aleks Lenderman.

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GM Kacheishvili Lands First at Bradley Airport
By Al Lawrence   
July 26, 2011
Georgi.jpgGM Georgi Kachieshvili won clear first at the Bradley Open, held last weekend in Bradley, CT. Al Lawrence's report includes photos and key annotated games from the event.
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Kings vs. Queens: A Battle of the Sexes
By Mike Wilmering   
July 26, 2011
KvQ.jpgK v Q: A Battle of the Sexes will coincide with the Sept. 9 World Chess Hall of Fame opening. Headliners include the strongest female chessplayer ever Judit Polgar & the STL Chess Club's own Hikaru Nakamura.
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US Team shares 4th place at World Team
By CLO   
July 26, 2011
hessslide.jpgThe US team tied for 4th at the World Team Championship in Ningbo, China. Despite a penultimate loss to Ukraine, the Americans finished strong with a win over Israel.
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World Team Update: US Team on a Roll
By Tony Rich   
July 24, 2011
yazchinaslide.jpgThe World Team recap covers US wins over India and Azerbaijain and a draw vs.Hungary. Yasser Seirawan has been on a roll defeating world class GMs Polgar and Mamedyarov in the last two rounds.

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Greg on Chess: Round Robin with a Swiss Twist
By IM Greg Shahade   
July 22, 2011
Greg200.jpgUS Chess League founder IM Greg Shahade follows up on his anti-round robin piece with a concrete suggestion: adding a Swiss twist to the classical all play all format.
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Results are in at 2011 USCF Executive Board Election
By Bill Hall   
July 21, 2011
USCFFLag (1).jpgResults are in for the 2011 United States Chess Federation Executive Board election. Gary Walters, Mike Nietman (incumbents) and Allen Priest will join the board.
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World Team Update: U.S. Rebounds vs. India
By CLO   
July 21, 2011
AlexO390.jpgThe U.S. squad rebounded from a loss to China with a 3-1 round five win against India at the World Team Championship in Ningbo, China.

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Nakamura Watch: Dortmund Begins
By CLO   
July 21, 2011
naka300.jpgGM Hikaru Nakamura drew his first game against GM Anish Giri in a six-player double round robin in Dortmund. Kramnik leads with a win over GM Ruslan Ponomariov.
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Senior Open Underway in Houston
By Franc Guadalupe   
July 20, 2011
kudrinslide.jpgThe U.S. Senior Open is underway in Houston, Texas with 51 entrants. Competitors include GM Sergey Kudrin and IMs Walter Shipman and Joseph Bradford. 
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World Team Update: US Falters to China, Finegold Annotates
By GM Ben Finegold & Tony Rich   
July 20, 2011
Worldteambeforegame.jpgIn round four of the World Team Championship, the US squad lost to China, the home team. See an update for thoughts on the event so far and annotations by GM Finegold, including Kamsky's win over Aronian.
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Four-Way Tie at Carmageddon
By Randy Hough   
July 19, 2011
howardslide.jpgThe Open Section at the Pacific Coast Open finished in a 4-way tie with Sevillano, Khachiyan, Matikozyan and Howard Chen each winning $1,120. 
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