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Americans in Moscow
By Jennifer Shahade   
February 5, 2008
IrinaMoscowcloslide.jpgGM Gregory Kaidanov and IMs Josh Friedel, David Pruess and Irina Krush are playing in the Moscow Open (February 2-10.) In the "A" group, over 80 GMs are participating. There is also a Women's section, in which Krush has 2.5/3.
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Best of CLO 2007-#4
February 4, 2008
liztoptenCLOslide.jpgThe #4 article in CLO's Best of 2007 is WFM Elizabeth Vicary's "Top Ten Teaching Books." In the sea of chess books, Vicary pinpoints ten of the most worthy.
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My 61 Memorable Games: A Mystery
By GM Larry Evans   
February 1, 2008
My61CLOslide.jpg "You were much more than Jedediah, my friend." -- Bobby’s last words to GM Larry Evans, who explores these cryptic words and unravels the mystery of Fischer’s role in updating My 60 Memorable Games.
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Hikaru #1 in Gibraltar!
By Jennifer Shahade   
January 31, 2008
HikaruCLOslide.jpgHikaru Nakamura made an amazing comeback in the Gibtelecom Masters (Jan. 22-31, Gibraltar) to capture first place and a prize of nearly $24,000.
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GM Joel on When it's Not Your Move
By GM Joel Benjamin   
January 31, 2008
Joelead.jpgSome of us calculate, some of us walk around and some of us fantasize about unlikely checkmates. Find out what GM Joel Benjamin thinks you should do when it's not your move . Ask Joel a question at askgmjoel@uschess.org.
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Best of CLO 2007-#5
January 31, 2008
LIZCLOslide.jpg "E.Vicary on Girls, Chess and Genius" is #5 in the Best of CLO competition. Judges and readers enjoyed the fresh views in Chess Bitch author WGM Jennifer Shahade's conversation with writer, coach and WFM Elizabeth Vicary.
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3-Way Tie at Liberty Bell Open
By Jennifer Shahade   
January 30, 2008
PhillyCLOslide.jpgIn the Liberty Bell Open (Philadelphia, Jan.19-22), there was a three way tie for first between GMs Timur Gareev and Sergei Kudrin and Ray Kaufman, who won on tiebreak. Kaufman and IM David Vigorito both annotate games from the event.
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Best of CLO 2007-#6
January 30, 2008
chessmoneyCLoslide.jpgGreg Shahade's dispatch from Las Vegas, The $50,000 game, struck our readers and our judges with its honesty and humor. Read why the judges selected this article as the #6 article of 2007.
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Attention Affiliates
January 30, 2008
us_flag.jpg The United States Chess Federation has partnered with R.V. Nuccio & Associates Insurance Brokers, Inc. to provide USCF affiliates with affordable annual liability and short term event insurance.
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Three-Way Tie in Agoura Hills
By Jerry Hanken   
January 29, 2008
CLOMAtikoslide.jpgJerry Hanken provides a colorful report from the Western Class Championships (Jan.19-21, Agoura Hills, CA.) IMs Matikozyan, Yotov and NM Beelby tied for first with 4.5/6 each.
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Best of CLO 2007-#7
January 28, 2008
thumb_krush52_web.jpg2007 U.S. Women's Champion IM Irina Krush's blog from the 2007 Gibtelecom Masters struck readers and judges with great photos, candid chess analysis and a controversial story about Korchnoi's behavior after losing to Irina.
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Carlsen and Aronian Win Corus
By Jennifer Shahade   
January 28, 2008
CarlCLOslide.jpgCarlsen and Aronian tied for first in the A Group of Corus, with 8/13 each. Fabiano Caruana won the C-section, while Irina Krush made a major comeback to finish tied for fifth.
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Best of CLO 2007-#8
January 26, 2008
greglead.jpgIM Greg Shahade's "The Swiss is Terrible" provoked more comments than any other article ever in Chess Life Online. Greg's ideas came out of his experience as organizer of the U.S. Chess League and the New York Masters. See what the judges thought!
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Irina Live from Corus
By Macauley Peterson   
January 25, 2008
CLOleadIRinaInterview.jpgMacauley Peterson interviews IM Irina Krush on video about the ups and downs of her performance in Corus Chess 2008. After a tough start, Irina won two in a row, including a game against "C" section leader Fabiano Caruana.
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Best of CLO 2007: #9
January 24, 2008
joshclolead.jpgCLO introduces the ninth place winner in our Best of CLO 2007 competition, "Pruess Wins GM Norm in France" by IM Josh Friedel. Friedel's comic, insider reports have earned him a lot of fans in the past year and the judges are no exception.
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Philly Chess Legend, Boris Baczynskyj Dies
By Jennifer Shahade   
January 24, 2008
slide140flowers.jpgLast week, the Philadelphia chess legend FM Boris Bacynzskyj (1945-2008) died. Boris was a popular coach, and a member of the USCL team, the Philadelphia Inventors. Read more about Boris's life, and about funeral arrangements. 
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