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It's Nakamura-Ivanchuk in the Cap D'Agde Finals
October 31, 2008
hikaruslide.jpgHikaru Nakamura qualified to the Cap D'Agde Finals after defeating the legendary Anatoly Karpov in a blitz tiebreak. Update: Nakamura defeats Ivanchuk in finals to win Cap D'Agde!
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Abby on her Best Trip Ever
By Abby Marshall   
October 31, 2008
fourdressup180.jpgAbby Marshall blogs on her trip to Beijing for the 1st Mind Sport Games, "a life-changing experience." Abby explains how China has made her more confident in navigating huge foreign cities, bargaining and the King's Gambit.
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Continental Champs to Kick Off on Sunday
October 30, 2008
LeadBoca.jpgThe Continental Championships kick off on Sunday, Nov.2 in Boca Raton, Florida. Check out the preregistered list, watch live games on Monroi and look for CLO coverage by GM-elect Josh Friedel.
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Izoria and Kacheishvili Share Marshall Crown
By Evan Rosenberg   
October 30, 2008
izoriacloslide.jpgZviad Izoria and Giorgi Kacheishvili shared the title at the 92nd Marshall Chess Club Championship. Both Grandmasters scored a dominant 7.5/9.
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Bronze for Sam and Darwin!
October 30, 2008
darwincloslide150.jpgWith 8/11 each, Samuel Shankland and Darwin Yang both achieved bronze medals in the 2008 World Youth (Vung Tau, Vietnam.) Check out Samuel's clutch victory and look for more details and pictures later.
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Viswanathan Anand World Champion!
By GM Ian Rogers   
October 29, 2008
anandcloslide.jpgAnand is the new undisputed World Champion! His draw today in Bonn made the score 6.5-4.5, clinching the title for the Indian GM. GM Ian Rogers reports on the final game and the press conference.
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Root on Darwin and Sam
October 29, 2008
samcloslide.jpgWith just a round to go in the World Youth in Vietnam, Sam Shankland and Darwin Yang have good chances to take home medals with victories. 
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Two of the World's Top College Teams Meet on Halloween
October 28, 2008
igorcloslide.jpgNo, this is not the title of a script for a bad horror movie but a reminder to CLO readers to check out the October 31 16-board match between the University of Belgrade and the University of Texas at Dallas.
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Update on Americans Abroad
October 28, 2008
CLOslidegrouppic.jpgCheck a rundown of recent and current American play in the World Youth, the World Senior, the European Club Cup and Cap D'Adge with links to results and games.
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Larry Kaufman Arrives for World Senior
By IM Larry Kaufman   
October 27, 2008
LarryCLoslide.jpgU.S. Senior Open champion IM Larry Kaufman arrived in Bad Zwischenahn, Germany for the World Senior Championship (Oct.28-Nov.11) Having just turned 60, Larry is the youngster of a 300-player event that includes ten GMs.
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Kramnik Scores but Still Probably Over
By GM Ian Rogers   
October 27, 2008
notasovercloslide.jpgVladimir Kramnik scored a win against Anand today, making the score 6-4 in the World Championship match. Despite this setback, the Indian GM needs only a draw to take home the crown, so it's still probably over. GM Ian Rogers reports and analyzes from Bonn.  
 
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Hikaru and Fabiano in France
October 27, 2008
smallcap.jpgGMs Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana are in France in the Cap D'Adge rapid  (Oct. 26-Nov.1) , both trying to qualify from the 7-player round robins into the playoffs.
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U.S. Chess League Down to Playoff Wire
By Jennifer Shahade   
October 27, 2008
USCLmainlogo.jpgThe regular season of the U.S. Chess League concludes on Wednesday, October 29. Read about who has a chance to make it in the playoffs and week 9's drawslip and Game of the Week judging.
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Kudrin Wins Western States
By Michael Aigner   
October 25, 2008
kudrincloslide.jpgMichael "f-pawn" Aigner annotates five games from the Western States Open, including GM Sergey Kudrin's victory over GM Darmen Sadvakasov, which clinched him first place. 
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Darwin Yang in Clear Lead in Vietnam
October 24, 2008
hannahcloslide.jpgDarwin Yang leads the Under 12 section of the World Youth (Oct.20-31, Vietnam) with 5.5/6.  Despite a third round loss, Simone Liao has climbed back to the top boards with 5/6. Hannah Liu lost her sixth round game and now stands on 4.5/6.
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Izoria and Kacheishvili Lead Marshall Champs
October 23, 2008
marsahlllcloslide.jpgIn the Marshall Chess Club Championship, held over two weekends is led by two GMs of Georgian descent, Zviad Izoria and Giorgi Kacheishvili. Update: Izoria and Kacheishvili share championship with 7.5/9.
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