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Experience Beats Youth in Amsterdam
By GM Ian Rogers   
August 31, 2009
GM Ian Rogers wrap-up of the NH Chess Rising Stars vs. Experience match includes game analysis and a diagnosis on what may have gone wrong with Nakamura, who ended with 3.5/10.
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Lenderman Takes Atlantic Open
By Jennifer Shahade   
August 31, 2009
19-year-old GM-elect Alex Lenderman took clear first at the Atlantic Open (Aug. 28-30) in Washington D.C with 4.5/5, picking up $2100 for his efforts.
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Back to School with Ask GM Joel
By GM Joel Benjamin   
August 31, 2009
In a back to school promotion, ask GM Joel Benjamin a question that he publishes, and receive a copy of the "Art of Learning" by Josh Waitzkin!
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U.S. Women's Team Off to China!
August 30, 2009
The bronze medal women's Olympic team is off to Ningbo, China for the World Team Champs, which run from Sept 1-12. Check out a photo gallery from Irina Krush, who arrived in China early to acclimate, sightsee and practice yoga. 
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U.S. Chess Scoop #6
By Jennifer Shahade   
August 29, 2009
Check out the sixth episode of the U.S. Chess Scoop, which features Ray Robson's success in the 23rd FIDE Invitational, and an interview with U.S. Chess League founder and commissioner Greg Shahade.
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Ian Rogers on Beliavsky-Caruana
By GM Ian Rogers   
August 28, 2009
Today at the NH Rising Stars vs. Experience Match, Hikaru Nakamura was in trouble against GM Loek Van Wely but navigated to a perpetual. GM Ian Rogers annotates one of the two Team Experience wins today, Beliavsky-Caruana.
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Blindfold Chess is Book of the Year
By Jennifer Shahade   
August 27, 2009
Blindfold Chess by Eliot Hearst and John Knott is the winner of the Fred Cramer Award for the Best Chess Book of 2009, sponsored by the U.S. Chess Federation, the Chess Journalists of America, and the U.S. Chess Trust.
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Final Photo Gallery From Chicago
By Betsy Dynako   
August 27, 2009
Check out Betsy Dynako's final photo gallery from the 23rd FIDE Invitational in Chicago, where Ray Robson earned clear first and his second GM norm!
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Saint Louis to Host 2010 U.S. Championship
August 27, 2009
The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis will host the 2010 U.S. Championship from April 23 to May 6, with competitors vying for at least $130,000 in prize money. 
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Letter From Jerry Nash
By Bill Hall   
August 26, 2009
Due to unfortunate but necessary cutbacks, the USCF is cutting the position of Scholastic and FIDE Director. Mr. Nash will continue his relationship with the Federation as our National Education Consultant.
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Nakamura Falters Against Ljubojevic
August 26, 2009
Nakamura came back from an opening mishap against Ljubojevic but then pushed too hard and lost at the Rising Stars vs. Experience event in Amsterdam.
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Kosteniuk Simul at The National K-12
By Pat Knight   
August 26, 2009
Sign up in advance for Women's World Champion GM Alexandra Kosteniuk's simul at the 2009 National K-12 Championships (Dallas, Texas, Dec. 11-13.)
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Robson Nets Norm #2 in Chicago
By Jennifer Shahade   
August 25, 2009
In the 23rd FIDE Invitational, Ray Robson won consecutive games against two of the top IMs in the country, Sam Shankland and Ben Finegold. Robson now stands as the sole leader with 6.5/8 and CLINCHED his second GM norm.
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Norm-Hunting at the Chicago Invitational
August 25, 2009
After six rounds of the 23rd FIDE Invitational, IMs Ray Robson and Ben Finegold lead together with GM Giorgi Kacheishvili. The report includes annotations by Finegold and a big photo gallery by Betsy Dynako.
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Chess Journalists of America Awards
By Jonathan Hilton   
August 24, 2009
Browse through the winning submissions in the June 08-May 09 Chess Journalists of America awards. The CJA Journalist of the Year is GM Alexandra Kosteniuk, who will also be giving a simul at the 2009 Grade Nationals.
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GM Ian Rogers on Amsterdam
By GM Ian Rogers   
August 24, 2009
GM Ian Rogers' report on the NH tournament in Amsterdam includes analysis of Nakamura's flaming victory over Beliavsky, and his tough loss to Svidler.
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