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The Magnificent Seven Ride Against Tradition
By Jerry Hanken   
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Seven players tie for first at the 108th U.S. Open, with five of them choosing the fast schedule as their road to the top.




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Denker and Polgar Events Provide "Cherry on Top" at Cherry Hill
By Warren Harper, Julia Kerr, and Eunice Rodriguez   
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Yet again, the Denker Tournament of High School Champions and the Susan Polgar National Invitational for Girls, held in conjunction with the U.S. Open, produced scintillating chess.


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Man Versus Machine, With A Twist
By IM Bryan Smith   
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Throughout human history, we have been dependent on machines to survive. Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony.
        —Morpheus,
The Matrix



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Little Miss Gibson and the 1947 U.S. Open in Corpus Christi
By Ken Muir   
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Last November we gave a retrospective of the 1966 U.S. Open in Seattle. This year we go a further 20 years back for another anniversary event.



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Joel Johnson has to LOVE IT!
By Dr. Carl Wagner   
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For the first time, a member of the “Fischer-boom generation” has won the U.S. Senior, as Joel Johnson dominates in La Quinta, California.



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"Putting on the Kritz" in New England
By Chris Bird   
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German GM Leonid Kritz wins the New England Masters ahead of U.S. Champion GM Alex Shabalov and IM Dean Ippolito.



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The Old, The Young & the Classical
By Christopher Kerrigan Damrosch   
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Occasionally we like to bring you reports of innovative approaches towards presenting chess to the public. Cross-Generation Chess certainly fits the bill.




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