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Bill Mason (1964-2014)
By Steve Mayer   
April 22, 2014
BMasonson.jpgBill Mason died in Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland on March 16, 2014. Steve Mayer remembers the influential DC area player.
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181 Players Qualify for 2014 World Youth
By Jerry Nash   
April 22, 2014
The USCF is pleased to announce that 181 players have qualified to participate in the 2014 World Youth Chess Championships to be held in Durban, South Africa, from Sept 18-30.
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Kamsky Tops Philly on Way to Saint Louis
By Jamaal Abdul-Alim   
April 22, 2014
gata400.jpgGM Gata Kamsky took clear first at the Philadelphia Open on the way to his US Champs title defense in Saint Louis in two weeks. Check out his thoughts on the event and key games.
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Quest to the First GM Norm
By Akshat Chandra   
April 19, 2014
AksBodek.jpg14-year-old Akshat Chandra of the "Quest to GM" blog writes about earning his first norm at the GM Norm Invitational at the Marshall Chess Club. 
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Philadelphia Open Underway
By CLO   
April 18, 2014
phillyslide2.jpgA strong Philadelphia Open is underway, with over ten participating Grandmasters, including reigning US Champion Gata Kamsky. 
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Texas Beats Poland in Friendly Match
By GM Bartek Macieja   
April 18, 2014
On Saturday, April 12th, 2014, The University of Texas at Brownsville (USA) defeated The University of Warsaw (Poland) in a friendly online match.  
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US #1 Nakamura Signs with Red Bull
By CLO   
April 17, 2014
The #1 US player Hikaru Nakamura has a new sponsor: Redbull. "I think working with Red Bull might give chess more exposure; it's a first step in changing the image.” 
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Four GMs and a NM Top Bill Wright Saint Louis Open
By Brian Jerauld   
April 15, 2014
STLOpenlead.jpgGMs Georg Meier, Manuel Leon Hoyos, Alejandro Ramirez, Wesley So and NM Tansul Turgut tied for first at the strong Bill Wright Saint Louis Open last weekend, a precursor to the upcoming US Chess Championships.
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Ellen Xiang Wins Top Section at Record Breaking All-Girls
By Betsy Dynako   
April 15, 2014
Audrey-Wang-U8-5.jpgOur report on the record-setting 11th Girls Nationals includes a game by Under 18 champ Ellen Xiang. Other winners include Akshiti Eswaran & Audrey Wang (pictured) in Under 8 and the only perfect score, by Kiana Arab in the Under 14.
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California vs. Jerusalem
By Taras McKey   
April 15, 2014
On Sunday, March 30 the Inland Empire Chess Team in California played an exciting online cross-cultural team match against a very strong team in Jerusalem, Israel. 
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