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Hikaru Takes Corsica
By Jennifer Shahade   
October 30, 2007
hikaruslide.jpgOn the heels of his Barcelona win, Hikaru won the Corsica Masters (Oct.28-30.) He defeated one strong GM after another (Van Wely, Bareev,  Kasimdzhanov, Mikhalevski) to take the 20,000 Euro first prize. 
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Treasure Chess Review
By WIM Alexey Root   
October 30, 2007
treasureslide.jpg WIM Alexey Root reviews Bruce Pandolfini's newest book, Treasure Chess: Trivia, Quotes, Puzzles and Lore from the World's Oldest Game.
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Strong Round Robin Begins in Chicago
By Jennifer Shahade   
October 29, 2007
RayslideChicago.jpgThe 6th North American FIDE Invitational (Chicago, Oct. 28-Nov. 3) kicked off yesterday. In a wild game, Ray Robson defeated Stephen Muhammad with a king-walk. Ray leads with 1.5/2, along with David Vigorito and Mehmed Pasalic. 
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Reflections on Summer Camp
By NM Leo Martinez/DoreenTanaka   
October 27, 2007
campslide.jpgNow that we are deep into fall, it's time to start reminiscing about summer. CLO offers lesson excerpts from two of the most exclusive camps in America, the Western Invitational chess Camp and the U.S. Chess School. Included is a video starring GM Kaidanov. 
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Hikaru Finishes with Two Bangs
By Jennifer Shahade   
October 26, 2007
fireworksslide.jpgIn the Casino de Barcelona (October 18-26) tournament, Hikaru Nakamura finished with back to back wins against Illescas and Narciso, finishing the event with 7/9, a full point ahead of the field.
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USCL Week 9 Recap
By Robby Adamson   
October 25, 2007
USCLmainlogo.jpg Week 9 of the U.S. Chess League featured the most exciting and wild matches of this year, and clarified the playoff picture with Philly cliching a spot in the Eastern division and Dallas clinching 1st place in the Western division. Robby Adamson reports. 
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Jennifer Blogs on Kasparov's Philly Visit
By Jennifer Shahade   
October 25, 2007
kaspslide.jpgWeb-editor Jennifer Shahade reviews Kasparov's new book, How Life Imitates Chess, and discusses his recent stop in Philadelphia on his quick East Coast media/book tour last week.
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Nakamura Takes Clear Lead in Spain
By Jennifer Shahade   
October 24, 2007
hikaruslide.jpgA 4th round win over Vaganian propelled Hikaru Nakamura into clear first in the Casino de Barcelona event (October 18-26) Updated: Nakamura defeats closest rival Lenier Dominguez, to cement lead. 
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Alejandro Wins 2007 U.S. Class
By NTD Franc Guadalupe   
October 23, 2007
FrancAlejandro.jpgFranc Guadalupe reports from the U.S. Class Championship in Houston, Texas (Oct.19-21.) Tournament winner GM Alejandro Ramirez annotates his win over IM Daniel Fernandez. 
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Schein - Friedman Scholastic Recognition Project
By Joan DuBois/Aviv Friedman   
October 23, 2007
us_flag.jpgMark Schein and Aviv Friedman, in cooperation with the US Chess Trust announce their new scholarship project, which offers 12,500$ annually to talented U.S. youth.
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Joel on Junior High chess dropouts
By GM Joel Benjamin   
October 21, 2007
Joelead.jpg In response to Renee, mother of an 8-year-old chessplayer, Joel gives his thoughts on why so many American kids drop out of chess once they reach junior high.
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7-Way Tie in Reno; Serper Wins Playoff
By IM Josh Friedel   
October 19, 2007
renoslide.jpgIM Josh Friedel writes on the Western States Open in Reno (October 12-14), in which six GMs and one IM tied for first, while Gregory Serper prevailed in the playoff.
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Nakamura on Fire in Barcelona
By Jennifer Shahade   
October 19, 2007
hikaruslide.jpgHikaru Nakamura created plenty of fireworks on the first two days of an elite round robin event in Barcelona.  In the first round, he walked his king from g1 to h7 in the middlegame. In round two against Mikhail Krasenkow of Poland, Hikaru made, in his own words,  an "epic queen sacrifice" on f2.
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USCL Week 8 Update
By Robby Adamson   
October 18, 2007
USCLmainlogo.jpg Robby Adamson reports on round eight action of the U.S. Chess League, in which Nakamaru found his groove and competition for playoff spots is coming down to the wire.
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RZA Wins Belt in San Francisco
By Jennifer Shahade   
October 17, 2007
RZAJoshslide.jpg On October 13, more than 500 people filed into the San Francisco Design Center for the Hip Hop Chess Federation's 1st Kings' Invitational. As RZA emerged victorious in the headliner event, over 100 area students competed for scholarships and shoes. Jen Shahade reports.
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Kasparov on Tour
October 16, 2007
Garrybook.JPGCheck out one of Kasparov's remaining East Coast tour dates in the U.S. to promote his new book, How Life Imitates Chess
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