Ian Rogers Blogs From Linares
By GM Ian Rogers   
February 28, 2008
AnandSHirovCLOslide.jpgGM Ian Rogers reports live from a bloody day of chess: the first round of the Spanish leg of Linares-Morelia. Anand increased his lead with a win over Shirov while Aronian and Carlsen also scored.
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UTD Clinches College Chess League
By Jennifer Shahade   
February 28, 2008
mageshcloslide.jpgAfter 4 rounds of the College Chess League (Jan- Mar), University of Texas at Dallas's "A" and "B" teams lead. The ICC based league is a great warm-up for the Final Four of College Chess, scheduled for UMBC (Apr. 5-6)
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Jen on Problems, 9Queens and a Study
By Jennifer Shahade   
February 27, 2008
Jenslideb.jpgJennifer reacts to Gary Kevin Ware's 64 square problem tour. She also examines a recent study about women in chess, and writes about a new project, 9queens and the USCL Game of the Year competition.
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Morelia-Linares: The Story so Far
By Macauley Peterson   
February 26, 2008
MoreliasunsetCLOslide.jpgIn an on-scene dispatch from Morelia, Macauley Peterson discusses the bloody first half of Morelia-Linares with Carlsen, Anand and Topalov. He also reveals Leko's reading material and Shirov's sixth round pains.

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Anand Leads Action packed Morelia-Linares
By Jennifer Shahade   
February 25, 2008
TopalovCUCLOslide.jpgThe Mexican half of Morelia-Linares ended with Anand leading by half a point with 4.5/7. Read Greg Shahade's halfway thoughts and look for more reports by Ian Rogers and Macauley Peterson as the event moves to Spain.
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64 Square Problem Tour
By Gary Kevin Ware   
February 23, 2008
CLOslide64problems.jpgInspired by Bart Gibbon's "64 Square Tour", new CLO contributor Gary Kevin Ware selected 64 composed problems, one for each square. To the left is his choice for c1, a mate in three composed by Loveday. 
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GM Joel on the Marshall Defense
By GM Joel Benjamin   
February 22, 2008
CLOleadNf6.jpgJoel Benjamin responds to a question on Frank Marshall's least enduring namesake opening , 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nf6, the Marshall Defense. Ask GM Joel a question at askgmjoel@uschess.org.
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Abby Blogs from Parsippany
By Abby Marshall   
February 21, 2008
abbycloblog.jpgIn her second U.S. Amateur Team East (Parsippany, NJ, Feb. 16-18) dispatch, Abby Marshall blogs on beating Nakamura in bug, 1.e4 a5, and mistaken identity.
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Anand Leads in Morelia
By J.Shahade/M.Peterson   
February 21, 2008
AronianCLOslide.jpgAfter five rounds of Morelia-Linares action, Vishy Anand leads with 3.5/5. Read about tough times for Ivanchuk and Topalov and see ICC video guru Macauley Peterson's free day photos.
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"GGGg" Wins East
By Jennifer Shahade   
February 20, 2008
Eugeneslide.jpg"GGGg", with GMs Zviad Izoria, Eugene Perelshteyn, Roman Dzindzichashvili plus 5-year-old Stephen Fanning, won the U.S. Amateur Team East (Parsippany, NJ, Feb.16-18) with a 6-0 score.
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"WI Chess Academy's Surprise" Takes North
By Alex Betaneli   
February 19, 2008
NorthCLOslide.jpgThe "WI Chess Academy's Surprise" (Alex Betaneli, Ashish Vaja, Erik Santarius, Trevor Magness) won the U.S. Amateur Team North (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Feb 17-18.)
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"We Have Cox" Wins West
By J.Hillery/J.Shahade   
February 19, 2008
WestCLOslide.jpgThe Arizona team, "We Have Cox" (Robby Adamson, Landon Brownell, Jonathan Cox and Benjamin Marmont) won the U.S. Amateur Team West (Los Angeles, Feb. 16-18) with a perfect 6-0 record.
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"Foreclosure Doctors" Win South
By Harvey Lerman   
February 19, 2008
ForeclosureDrsCLOSlide.jpg"The Foreclosure Doctors LLC 305.300.2055" (Bruci Lopez, Jeffrey Haskel, Javier Gonzales, and Gilberto Luna[Captain]) won the U.S. Amateur Team South. Pictured here are Lopez and Haskel.
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Josh Blogs From Moscow: Part II
By IM Josh Friedel   
February 19, 2008
ArefotCLOlead.jpgJosh Friedel blogs from the Aeroflot Open (Moscow, Feb.13-22), which is named after the Russian airline.
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Topalov Leads in Morelia
By Jennifer Shahade   
February 18, 2008
CLOslideTopalov.jpgVeselin Topalov scored a victory over Ivanchuk in Morelia-Linares (Feb.15-Mar.7) After three rounds, he leads with 2.5/3.
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Amateur Team Update
By E.Vicary/J.Shahade   
February 17, 2008
KidshatsCLO.jpgCheck out a photo gallery by Elizabeth Vicary from the U.S. Amateur Team East in Parsippany, NJ (Feb 16-18) which had its largest turnout in history.  Meanwhile, U.S. Amateur South (Feb.15-17, Orlando) results are already in.
 
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