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August 4, 2009
Abby Marshall, Photo courtesy monroi.com
Abby Marshall of Virginia is 5-0 in the Denker tournament of high school champions with just a round to go. Half a point behind is Michael Yang of Minnesota, and Yang and Marshall will face off in the final round for first place. Watch it on monroi.

Abby is slated to blog on the tournament, so soon enough, we'll hear her thoughts on the following crucial round four victory over Patrick John Tae (a beautiful King's Gambit win):


 Meanwhile, in the traditional schedule of the U.S. Open, there are 11 perfect 3-0s. Among those are some of the top seeds, GMs Alex Yermolinsky and Larry Kaufman, but also some surprises.

Matthew Michaelides pulled off his second upset (although a minor upset in comparision to defeating GM-elect Lenderman), in a row with his win over FM Lester Van Meter:


Tonight also marks the start of the six-day schedule. See standings here, watch the games live on Monroi.com and look for thoughts from the scene soon by Abby Marshall, Macauley Peterson and Erik Patchell.

August - Chess Life Online 2009

Experience Beats Youth in Amsterdam Back to School with Ask GM Joel Lenderman Takes Atlantic OpenU.S. Women's Team Off to China! U.S. Chess Scoop #6 Ian Rogers on Beliavsky-CaruanaBlindfold Chess is Book of the Year Final Photo Gallery From Chicago Saint Louis to Host 2010 U.S. Championship Letter From Jerry Nash Nakamura Falters Against Ljubojevic Kosteniuk Simul at The National K-12 Robson Nets Norm #2 in Chicago Norm-Hunting at the Chicago InvitationalChess Journalists of America AwardsGM Ian Rogers on Amsterdam Adult Membership Dues Change Chess Action Begins in Chicago Nakamura Scores but Experience Maintains Lead Five Golds for the US Team in Argentina! Nakamura in Amsterdam Team Experience Wins Round 1 in Amsterdam Gold for Tanuj in Pan-Am Youth!!Finegold on the Summer Chess Academy Rising Stars vs. Experience Starts Tomorrow Arthur, Annie and Tanuj Still Perfect in Argentina Five Perfect at the Pan-Am Youth Friedel on Missing Out in Brazil Baseball at 10 Boards an Hour 23 Americans in Argentina for Pan-Am YouthHow to Score a Summer Upset The Final Five in IndianaRobson Nets Norm and Ties for First in Norway! USCF Revokes Memberships of Polgar and TruongSix Tie in U.S. Open; Gurevich Wins Official Title Lenderman and Kudrin Lead in IndianaU.S. Chess Scoop #5Roaming the Halls in Indiana Mulyar Perfect as Stars Join in IndianaAmerican Teens Abroad: Ray Leads in Norway; Ostrovskiy in Curacao Abby Marshall on her Denker Win Two Michaels on Perfect Scores at the U.S. OpenU.S. Championship Flashback Antal Tops Tournament of College ChampsICC Interview with Greg Shahade Abby Marshall: First Female to Win Denker! Abby 5-0 in Denker; 11 Still Perfect in Open Greg Nolan wins 7th Holly Heisman fundraiserBig Upset in the Open; Abby and Patrick Lead Denker Five Lead in WCL Tournament of College ChampsIvanov and Shabalov Advance to World Cup Denker Heats up Fast; Wide Gaps in Main Event