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August 18, 2010
Nakamura recovered from two losses at NH Chess Tournament in Amsterdam (August 12-22) with a rook endgame win over Ljubojevic.


GM Nakamura and Ljubojevic, Photo Cathy Rogers

If you missed it, be sure to read GM Rogers in-depth onsite report on the first five rounds.

The North American Youth Championship in Montreal, Canada (August 16-19) is in full swing. You can see results, live games and a photo gallery on Monroi.com. Perfect 4/4 scores from our US squad so far include Aravind Kumar in the Under 8, Jeffrey Xiong and Kadhir Pillai in the Under 10, Samritha Palakollu in the Girls Under 12, Anna Matlin in the Girls Under 16 and Yang Dai in the Girls Under 18. Rachel Gita Gologorsky leads the Girls Under 12 with 3.5/4 while Justus Williams and Peter Chen are tied for the lead in the Under 12 with 3.5/4 each. Andrew Ding is also tied for the lead with 3.5/4 in the Under 14 while Akshita Gorti is tied for 1st in the Girls Under 8, with 3/4. The final three rounds are Wednesday, 10 AM EST and 5 PM EST and Thursday at 9:30 AM.


GM Robert Hess came clear second with 7.5/9 in Negroponte 2010, a strong international tournament in Chalkida, Greece with over 30 GMs. See the final crosstable on chessresults.com.

Hess won seven games, drew one and lost one to tournament winner Suat Atalik. With this performance, Hess's FIDE rating is closing in on 2600! Play through two instructive endgame wins by Hess with clear examples of zugzwang and positional exchange sacrifice.



The other American GM in the event, Josh Friedel scored 6/9.


When we last checked in on Parker Zhao, he had clinched an IM norm at the August IM section of the First Saturday tournament series in Hungary. True to form, Parker won his last game for a final score of 8/9 and a 2598 performance rating!


October - Chess Life Online 2010

Nakamura Falls to Ivanchuk in FinalsKaufman on the World Senior: Midpoint Update Zierk Golden at World Youth; Silver for Xiong & Troff Carlsen a Smash Hit in Nanjing Medal Prospects Bright as World Youth Approaches FinaleUSCF Affairs: Register to Vote & a Reminder to DelegatesWorld Youth Round 9: Zierk Wins Again; Xiong Wins Gamechanger Time for SPICE Cup at Texas Tech Nakamura Nails Hammer in QuarterFinals Khachiyan Atop Western States Open Again Troff Increases Lead at the World Youth; Zierk Clinches IM NormGM Kaufman on the 2010 World Senior: Arrival in ArcoWorld Youth Gallery and Update Juniors Excel in National Action Events GM Robert Hess on Top of the Boardwalk Open Larry Larkins: 2010 US Armed Forces ChampionNakamura on a Roll in Cap D'Agde Western States Underway US Chess League Week Nine Highlights: Frenzy for Playoff SpotsAction Packed Weekend Set for Skokie and Reno 11 Still Perfect at the World Youth The Response to Donaldson's Olympic Impressions GMs Hess and Van Wely to Play in Berkeley InternationalWorld Youth Underway USCF Email Server AlertBartell and Melekhina Share PA State Title Amanov Unstoppable at the Midwest Class Softball Icon Jennie Finch Visits the Dean of Chess US Chess League Week 8 Highlights: Playoffs Loom2010 Chess Olympiad: Final Impressions Register as a USCF Voting Member More on National Chess Day: From Alabama to Arizona US Chess Championships Return to Saint Louis in 2011 Daniel Steininger 2010 US Blind Chess ChampionUS Blind Championship Underway3rd Annual Schein-Friedman Awards AnnouncedKacheishvili Wins Continental Class Mike Goodall, Chess Promoter, Dies at 64 New US International Titles Ratified at FIDE CongressNational Chess Day Round-Up: From Freeport to Bakersfield National Chess Day Parties Kick Off!Happy National Chess Day!US Chess League Highlights: Week SevenContinental Class Kicks Off in VirginiaThe Scoop on Nuit Blanche The October Check is in the Mail Mauricio Flores Wins U.S. ClassNational Chess Day on October 9th: It's Official! Ukraine & Russia Take Gold; US Teams Finish Strong USA Falls to Israel, Women Sweep Peru US Chess League Highlights: Divisions Battle in Week Six