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November 23, 2010
Thanksgiving brings a major weekend of chess to the United States. See event highlights below and look for updates on CLO throughout the weekend. Also share your own turkey tales for possible publication on CLO with web-editor Jennifer Shahade at [email protected].

National Chess Congress
Philadelphia hosts the National Chess Congress over Thanksgiving weekend, at the Sheraton in Center City. The tournament features a guaranteed $30,000 prize fund. See tournament details on chesstour.com and look for US Chess Scoop videos live from the scene. Also follow all the action on the official website, nationalchesscongress.com.

Thanksgiving Open in Saint Louis

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis will host the Thanksgiving Open next weekend. The tournament will include GMs Nigel Short, Yury Shulman, Ray Robson, Gregory Kaidanov and GM-in-residence Ben Finegold. On the Monday after the tournament, November 29th, 2010, former World Champion Garry Kasparov will make an appearance at the CCSCSL. Later that evening, Short will conduct a 30-board simultaneous. Read the full press release here.

American Open in Los Angeles

The 46th annual American Open gets underway on the actual Thanksgiving day, with an option to play Nov.26-28. See details on the official website and look for updates by Randy Hough.

North American Amateur Closed in Skokie

The 1st North American Amateur Closed is set to take place during the Thanksgiving weekend from Friday November 26 through Sunday November 28. The event is a 2-section round robin format tournament organized for the purpose of providing amateur/class players with an opportunity to achieve a FIDE rating.


November - Chess Life Online 2010

The Scoop on the National Chess Congress Four GMs Tie at the Thanksgiving Open in Saint LouisGM Kraai California Class Champion Friedel Wins American Open on Tiebreak Over Sevillano and Khachiyan North American Amateur Closed Four GMs Tie at National Chess Congress American Open Kicks Off with Upsets Thanksgiving Chess Weekend Begins with Food Sevillano Wins Metropolitan Invitational Details for 2011 Candidates Matches Released Defeating Your First Grandmaster New England Nor'easters are the 2010 US Chess League Champions! Tasty Thanksgiving Chess Weekend Ahead New England Wins 2010 US Chess League ChampsGM LarryC on GM Larry Evans Aronian Wins World Blitz Title Becerra Wins 9th Annual Turkey Bowl World Blitz Underway in Moscow IM Amanov Leads the Metropolitan FIDE Invitational Miami and New England to Contest US Chess League FinalGM Larry Evans (1932-2010), American Chess Legend, Dies Nakamura Solid and Almost Stellar in MoscowIvanov and Shabalov Win Kings Island Berkeley International Now a Superswiss Kasparov Chess Foundation Presents 2011 All-Girls NationalsKings Island Open Kicks OffClub Champs Crowned During Busy Marshall SeasonNakamura Staying Cool in MoscowShen and Rajendran Big Winners at the National Youth Action Daniel Gurevich on Breaking 2200 New York State Scholastic Champions in Tandem SimulGM Kaufman Ties For First at World Senior Sharks, Scorpions, Blitz and Nor'easters Advance to SemfinalsDarwin Yang Earns IM Norm at SPICE Cup Nakamura Among Elite Field at Tal Memorial Kaufman on the World Senior: Still in the Running National Youth Action Attracts Strong Field The November Check is in the Mail U.S. Success at the 2010 World Youth Happy Election Day! US Chess League Week 10: Playoff Dreams Realized & Crushed The Leningrad Scene