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Kamsky After Match: "Life Goes on."
By Macauley Peterson   
March 1, 2009
Kamskyslidefinal.jpgMacauley Peterson's report on the Kamsky-Topalov match focuses on Gata Kamsky's reflections on Sofia and plans for the future. Although Kamsky lost the match 4.5-2.5, according to Peterson he is, "ready to move on to new challenges."
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Betsy on Teaming up in Illinois
By Betsy Dynako   
March 1, 2009
Trophyblursslide.jpgOn Valentine's Day weekend, Betsy Dynako reported on the Illinois High School Team Champs. Check out the video here, and go to World Chess Live for the full scoop, "From Peoria with Love...and more WCL members!"
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Meet Garry Kasparov in Nashville
February 27, 2009
Garrylectureslide.jpgGarry Kasparov will be the keynote speaker at the opening ceremony at the 2009 SuperNationals (Nashville, April 3-5.) He will also give a lecture, "My Life in Chess" and host a Q+A and book signings.

 


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Greg Chamitoff to Appear at SuperNationals!
February 27, 2009
thumb_160328main_station_100608.jpgGreg Chamitoff, the astronaut who is currently contesting USCF members in an Earth vs. Space match will appear at the 2009 SuperNationals in Nashville, Tennessee (April 3-5)!
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Topalov Wins Game and Match
February 26, 2009
Topalovslide.jpgGM Veselin Topalov won the World Chess Challenge (Sofia, Feb.16-28) over Gata Kamsky with a round 7 victory. This  gives Topalov a ticket to a World Championship match against Vishy Anand. 
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Khachiyan Tops Aeroflot A2 Event
February 25, 2009
GMMeliklead.jpg GM Melikset Khachiyan of California tied for first in the "A2" section of the Aeroflot Open (Moscow, Feb.16-25.) Seven other Americans played in Aeroflot.
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GM Joel on an American Olympiad
By GM Joel Benjamin   
February 24, 2009
Joelslideask.jpgGM Joel Benjamin responds to a reader wondering why there has never been an Olympiad in the United States. Ask GM Joel a question on anything from openings to psychological advice at askgmjoel@uschess.org.
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Kamsky Draws in Round Six
By GM Ian Rogers   
February 24, 2009
SnowySofiaslide.jpgAfter a round five loss, Gata Kamsky scored a draw in round six of the World Chess Challenge (Sofia, Feb.16-28). GM Ian Rogers analyzes the game six battle. The match resumes on Thursday.
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Kamsky Loses in Round Five
By GM Ian Rogers   
February 23, 2009
After a stunning victory to even the score,  Gata Kamsky lost in round five to give Veselin Topalov a one point lead. Kamsky surprised Topalov with the French, but blundered badly. Full story by GM Ian Rogers.
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Play Like Ray in Moscow
By Jennifer Shahade   
February 23, 2009
RayslideAero.jpg14-year-old Ray Robson has 3.5/6 and a 2650+ performance rating in the Aeroflot Open. Test to see if in critical positions, you can "Play Like Ray." American GM Melikset Khachiyan is also shining in the "A2" section, with 5/6.
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Kamsky Evens Score with Fantastic Win!
By GM Ian Rogers   
February 21, 2009
Kamskywinbetterslide.jpgIn the World Chess Challenge (Sofia, Bulgaria, February 16-28), Gata Kamsky came back from his round two loss with a fantastic 73-move win in the Ruy Lopez. Get the story on the game and the scene from GM Ian Rogers.
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“Jimmy Runs Deep” Rules North
By Alex Betaneli   
February 20, 2009
USATNslideprize.jpgJimmy runs Deep, composed of Jim Dean, Garrett Smith, Drew Hollinberger and Danny Gater won the U.S. Amateur Team North in Wakusha, Wisconsin with 5/5.
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Kamsky Calms Down With Round Three Draw
February 20, 2009
playinghallcloslide.jpgIn round three of the World Chess Challenge match in Sofia, Bulgaria (Feb. 16-28), Gata Kamsky calmed down with a round three draw. This time, Topalov chose a different but equally sharp line against the Grunfeld.
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Palin Gambit Takes U.S. Amateur Team East
February 19, 2009
TopTeam400.jpgThe results are in at the 2009 U.S. Amateur Team East. The winning team "Palin Gambit: I can see checkmate from my house!" went 6-0, and included, Paul Mac Intyre, Brian Hulse, Libardo Rueda and Alan Price.  
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Kamsky Falters in Game Two
February 18, 2009
logo_en.jpgGata Kamsky lost the second game of the World Chess Challenge Match (Feb. 16-28) against GM Veselin Topalov. Tomorrow is a rest day, but root on a Kamsky comeback starting at 8 AM EST on Friday.
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Daniel Ludwig on His First GM Norm
By IM-elect Daniel Ludwig   
February 18, 2009
ludwigslidehungary.jpgJust after winning his first GM and final IM norm in Budapest's First Saturday GM tournament, 18-year-old Daniel Ludwig talks to CLO about how he did it.
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