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August 11, 2010
#1 ranked US player GM Hikaru Nakamura is off to the NH Chess Tournament in Amsterdam (August 12-22). The event pits rising star GMs Nakamura, Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So, Anish Giri and David Howell against experienced GMs Boris Gelfand, Peter Svidler, Peter Heine Nielsen, Loek Van Wely and Ljubomir Ljubojevic.  Follow the action on the official website and look for an onsite report by GM Ian Rogers.


GM Ray Robson is midway through a very strong tournament, the Gyorgy Marx Memorial (August 5-16, Paks, Hungary). Robson is the lowest rated player in the six-player double round robin, which includes GM Zoltan Almasi and legendary GM Jan Timman. After five rounds, he has two losses, one win and two draws. His win was on the Black side of the French, against Hungarian GM Peter Acs:


See the crosstable on the official website, where you can find complete information and download pgn files. 


WIM Alisa Melekhina is doing well in the World Girls Championship (Chotowa-Czarna, Poland, August 3-16). With 6/8, she is set to play in board two in round nine against Nafisa Muminova of Uzbekistan. You can watch the games live on the official site. In the World Junior Championship, IM Marc Arnold currently stands with 4.5/8. With five rounds to go, anything can still happen for Alisa and Marc. 


GM Robert Hess is playing in the Negroponte 2010 event in Chalkida, Greece from August 9-17. After three rounds, he has a perfect 3-0 including this round three victory over IM Sopiko Khukhashvilli.


Update: GM Josh Friedel is also playing in Negroponte, and stands with 2/3. See complete standings here.

Good luck to all our US players travelling abroad.

GM Gata Kamsky scored a big international win at the Mainz Chess Classic. GM Joel Benjamin is also off a recent win in Curacao.

August - Chess Life Online 2010

RAW World Chess Challenge: Magnus Takes on the World US Senior Wraps: Ivanov Wins, Kaufman Advances to World SeniorBarnett Joins GMs Paragua & Shabalov at the Top of the Atlantic OpenUS Chess League Opens with FireworksAlexander Ivanov Wins 2010 US Senior Ivanov and Kudrin Lead US SeniorFour Lead US Senior OpenDean Sweeps the Dean of Chess Academy FIDE Invitational US Senior Open Kicks Off Americans Abroad: Nakamura Nets Amber Spot US Senior Open Begins MondayUS Olympiad Teams Finalized A Grandmaster Vacation: GM Pascal on SturbridgePerfection in Montreal GM Rogers on NH Chess: Nakamura on a Roll Grand Prix Rule Changes Include 1st Prize Minimum 2010 US Chess League Preview Americans Abroad: From Greece to Canada Schein - Friedman Scholastic Project The Kids are Alright in AmsterdamAmericans in Europe, ContinuedNakamura Saves Draw vs. Van Wely and Scores vs. NielsenNakamura Starts NH Masters with a WinUpdate on Americans in Europe From Trophies to Money: A Chess Mom on the Southern Open USCF Recognizes Leaders at Awards Luncheon Nakamura to Play for World Against Carlsen in G-Star Raw ChallengeUS Champion Kamsky Wins Mainz Rapids! Tommy He Golden in Brazil Pan-Am Nears Conclusion GM Kaufman on Fischer Random & The Irvine Grind Campaign for FIDE President Heats up Middle EastToby Boas, GMs Becerra & Paragua Share First at the Southern OpenFavorites Prevail in Denker & TOC; Six-Day US Open Schedule BeginsThe August Check is in the Mail Arnold and Melekhina Off to the World Juniors Learning From Your Losses Leaders Emerge in Irvine