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January 25, 2015
Kostyalead.gifThe #9 article in Best of CLO 2014 is  Kostya on Norm #1: Staying Present  by Kostya Kavutskiy. Judges praised Kostya's candor and inspiring words. Best of CLO judge Michael "f-pawn" Aigner said, "A young and highly motivated master shares his experience fighting for a title in chess" while Jennifer Vallens said, "He writes in a friendly and relatable style that is honest. His humbleness shines through making him an extremely likeable writer/person/chessplayer."

Kostya won Best of CLO 2012 for his piece on IM Greg Shahade coaching at the US Chess School and placed third in Best of CLO 2011 for "Breaking 2366."  

In 2014, Kostya also wrote about moving from Los Angeles to Saint Louis to earn his MBA at Lindenwood University. 

He has since moved back to Los Angeles and is currently the marketing director for Metropolitan Chess and is also on the content team at chess.com.

You can follow Kostya at https://twitter.com/hellokostya.

Find out more about the Best of CLO judges here.

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#9- Kostya on Norm #1: Staying Present by Kostya Kavutskiy. 
#10- An Interview with the Ubiquituous Claudia Munoz by Alan Rodenstein