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Modern Chess Openings, 15th Edition
By GM Alexander Shabalov   
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This month we expand “Looks at Books” to ask, “Is MCO, traditionally referred to as ‘the chess player’s bible,’ still of value in a computerized, database world?” The 2007 U.S. champion tests the book in depth and says, “Yes!”




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What Happens In Vegas ... Ends Up in Chess Life
By Jerry Hanken   
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At the 2008 Las Vegas International Chess Festival, Kamsky headlines—but ties with five others for first place.



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Where Have You Gone, Rachels, Shaked & Rao?
By FM Mike Klein   
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What do a financial analyst, a philosophy professor, a Google code writer and a handful of poker players have in common? In the 1990s, quite a lot—they used to be the nascent stars of American chess. Just where exactly did they go and why did their chess careers end?



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Absolutely Boucher and Rodriguez
By FM Alex Dunne   
In one of the most important American correspondence chess championships, two international masters, William Boucher and Keith Rodriguez, have earned the title of 2005 Absolute Champion.



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Baniel Is Champion, Dulger Makes History
By Andres D. Hortillosa   
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Specialist Jhonel Baniel of the Army Medical Department defeats Air Force surgeon Dr. (Colonel) Sam Echaure in the last round of the 2008 U.S. Armed Forces Interservice Chess Championship to secure top military chess honors.



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Chess to Enjoy: Win With a Champion’s Secrets!
By GM Andy Soltis   


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What's The Best Move: From All Over The World
By GM Larry Evans   


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