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January 25, 2013
MikeK400.jpgThe #8 article in Best of CLO 2012 is "Nakamura Defeats Fischer’s Record in Istanbul" by FM Mike Klein. Judges praised the 2012 Chess Journalist of the Year's attention to detail and humor in an emblematic dispatch from his CLO reporting from the 2012 Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey.

Klein is also a frequent contributor to Chess Life Magazine, and wrote recent cover stories, "Grow Your State Championship" in January 2012 and the August cover story on the 2012 US Chess Championships. See his CLO interview after winning the 2012 CJA award for insights into his approach to journalism and his background at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Charlotte Observer.

Mike co-anchoring the 2012 US Chess Championship video coverage
Klein is also a coach and the director and founder of Young Master Chess, where you can find out about his lessons, camps and an index of his articles 
The Judges Sound Off
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I ranked this #7  Great pics and great games, and the usual humor that is Mike Klein.  Mike is one of my favorite writers and this article is chock full of fun stuff.
-GM Ben Finegold  

While anyone could follow the Olympiad games online, only an on-site reporter could describe the challenges facing our national teams.  Who would have thought about the importance of a morning Starbucks run.  
--Michael "f-pawn" Michael Aigner 

This blog post has a winning formula - Anything about Bobby Fischer is always good, pictures of beautiful female chess players are always good, records being broken is always newsworthy. Nice collection of games, photos, and fun.--Tim Brennan  

Best of CLO 2012 Countdown 
#8- "Nakamura Defeats Fischer’s Record in Istanbul" by FM Mike Klein
#9- Sam Loyd’s Organ Pipes and Benko’s 45th Anniversary by Dr. Steven Dowd (Read the judging article here.)
#10- Greg on Chess: Opening Books by IM Greg Shahade (Read the judging article here)