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July 22, 2009
The race to the U.S. Open in Indianapolis, Indiana (August 1-9) is on! Be sure to sign up for the main event here. Check details on the tournament schedule, hotels and side events on the official US Open website.

And don't forget the superstar simuls! You can also sign up for Women's World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk's simul on August 5th and the U.S. Champion Hikaru Nakamura's August 7th simul. Read Jerry Hanken's preview for more details on the Kosteniuk simul, and read about Nakamura's simul here. Five spots into the 2010 U.S. Championship (Spring, 2010, Saint Louis ) are at stake in the U.S. Open for the top five U.S. finishers. Important Note: if any of these is qualified on rating or from another event, qualification will not move down (the 6th US player will not qualify).

In cojunction with the U.S. Open is the Denker tournament of High School Champions (download list of participants here) and the World Chess Live College Tournament of Champions. Players confirmed for the Open section of the TOC include IMs Sal Bercys, Marko Zivanic,  Daniel Fernandez and Gergely Antal. There will also be a full slate of meetings. Download the workshop schedule here.

During the event look for blogs and updates on CLO, bookmark the official site for results, and also check monroi.com for live games and coverage.


December - Chess Life Online 2009

University of Maryland Balitmore County Wins Pan-Ams! Justus Williams Takes Empire State Five Tie in Vegas; Akobian Top on Tiebreaks Pan-Ams Heat Up with GM vs. GM Action Akobian Leads Going into Vegas's Final DayIppolito Leads Eastern Open Naroditsky Still Perfect in Vegas Three Lead in Vegas after Three RoundsPan-Ams Kick Off in South Padre IslandKosteniuk Spreads Holiday Cheer in Tucson Upsets, Miniatures and Muzak at the North American OpenDan Heisman on the Improving Chess Thinker Holiday Trivia Contest for ICC MembershipsThe Home Team's Perspective on the Pan-Ams Play Up at the Eastern Open USCF News: Update on Email Capabilities Lenderman Dominates the Marshall Chess Club Championship GM Joel on the K-12s: Hail ColumbiaThe Grandmaster House Cheers in Chicago for Gelfand Wearing Two Hats and one Apron: a Volunteer's Perspective on the K-12Todd on the K-12s: The View from Coach's CornerLenderman on Fire at the Marshall! GM Rogers on London: Carlsen Wins; Nakamura Mid-Field Sunday in Dallas: A Chess Dad's DecathlonThe Final Stretch in London: Kramnik or Carlsen Gelfand Captures World Cup Clear Winners and a Women's World Champion at the K-12!All Draws in the World Cup Final; Gelfand and Ponomariov Head to PlayoffNakamura in London: A Loss To McShane GM Rogers on London: Nakamura's Greatest Test A Parent's Perspective on the Way to DallasChampions by a Heartbeat: Krush on the Knights James Black and Raven Sturt Take Blitz Champs Abby Marshall Reflects on the World YouthRound Three in London: Another Draw for NakamuraLondon Round 2: Nakamura Scores Tough Draw vs. AdamsWorld Cup Final Set: Ponomariov vs. GelfandNakamura Close but no Point in London, Round 1 Knights Capture US Chess League Championship! US Chess League Championship Final Tonight! Pairings Set for London Chess ClassicKrush on the Congress: From Worst to FirstGM Joel on the USCL: New Jersey Knocked Out AgainRobert Snyder Captured in Belize Shankland Searches Europe for Third Norm The Scoop on the National Chess Congress: Part II Khachiyan Wins American Open on Tiebreak; Troff Breaks 2200Women's World Champion Kosteniuk on Endgames, Blitz and Coming to DallasThe December Check is in the Mail The Scoop on the National Chess Congress: Part I