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Denker, Barber and NGIT Fields Set
By CLO   
July 28, 2015
The Denker tournament of high school champions, the Barber tournament of K-8 champs and the National Girls Invitational will coincide with the US Open (Phoenix, August 1-9).
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Fighting Spirit in the Southern California Championship
By Vanessa West   
July 28, 2015
bryantV.gifThis year's Southern California Champion is seventeen-year-old FM Michael Brown. "I love chess simply because of its complexity. I can never sit still!" See his key victory over IM John Bryant.

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From Texas to Ontario: Claudia on the North American Junior
By Claudia Muñoz   
July 25, 2015
Claudia450NAY.gifClaudia Muñoz writes about her journey to the 2015 North American Junior Championships, which runs in Kitchener, Canada from July 26 - 30.
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Eswaran and Tang Shine at the Pan-Am Juniors
By CLO   
July 23, 2015
bannerWorldJuniorGirls.gifAshritha Eswaran earned a gold medal at the Pan-American Junior Girls Championship in El Salvador while Andrew Tang earned silver in the Open section. 
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On Top of the Castle: Krush, Zapata and Korley
By David A. Hater   
July 22, 2015
KKorley.gifThe Castle Chess Grand Prix in Atlanta ended in dramatic fashion with GMs Irina Krush and Alonso Zapata tied for first with IM Kassa Korley (pictured). 
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2015 US Cadet Championship Starts July 25th
By Michael Regan   
July 22, 2015
RockvilleHilton440.gifThe Maryland Chess Association hosts the US Cadet Championship this year from July 25-29 at the Rockville Hilton. 
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Gata Kamsky Wins New York International
By Bryan Quick   
July 22, 2015
marshallscene.gifGata Kamsky won the New York International with 7/9. Bryan Quick writes about key match-ups and drama at the 8th edition of this star-studded tourney.
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Improving Your Intuition at the US Chess School
By David Brodsky   
July 20, 2015
 GrouppicUSCSIntuition.gifUS Chess School camper David Brodsky writes about the 29th edition of the camp in New York, led by founder IM Greg Shahade and GM Alexander Stripunsky. Test yourself in some "intuition exercises", designed to be solved in 30 seconds or less.
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US Junior Champion and Beyond: Akshat Chandra
By Vanessa West   
July 19, 2015
Hear about Akshat Chandra's winning streak lately, culminating in his US Junior Championship title victory, which gave him a ticket to the 2016 US Chess Championships and his first US Chess rating over 2600.
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USA Breaks Even at NATO Championship
By Colonel David A. Hater, U.S. Army   
July 18, 2015
NATO-2015-players.gifColonel David A. Hater reports on the 26th NATO Chess Championship held in Amsterdam, Netherlands from 6-10 July 2015.
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