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Carlsen Takes Corus; Nakamura Ties for 4th
By CLO   
January 31, 2010
Magnus Carlsen finished in clear first in the Corus super-tournament while US Champion Hikaru Nakamura finished strong to tie for 4th with Anand. 
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Americans in Gibraltar at the Half
By CLO   
January 30, 2010
After five rounds of the 8th Gibraltar Chess Festival, American players are doing solidly overall, if not spectacularly. Tomorrow's match-ups feature Krush v.Koneru and Kamsky v.Lenderman.
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Carlsen Takes Lead in Corus
By CLO   
January 30, 2010
Carlsen took the lead in Corus today, with a helping hand from World Champion Anand, who dispatched Kramnik. US Champ Nakamura had a nice position against Caruana, but not enough to win.
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Carlsen and Kramnik Lead in Corus
By CLO   
January 29, 2010
GM Magnus Carlsen won today over GM Lenier Dominguez, putting him in a tie for first with GM Vladimir Kramnik, who held the draw against a fighting Shirov.
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Best of CLO 2009: #1
By CLO   
January 28, 2010
The #1 article in Best of CLO 2009 is Road to GM: Not Broken by FM (now IM) Daniel Rensch. Judges praised Rensch's honest and heartfelt essay, which used chess to teach universal lessons.
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The Hare and the Tortoise: GM Rogers on Corus
By GM Ian Rogers   
January 28, 2010
GM Rogers compares Shirov and Kramnik's icy roads to the top of Corus "A". He also focuses on Nakamura's ups and downs and sets up the World Championship match everyone would love to see. 
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Chess in Paradise: Not too Late!
By CLO   
January 28, 2010
As many of our top players battle it out in Gibraltar, Carol Jarecki, chief arbiter of the Bermuda Open, reminds CLO readers that it's not too late to fly over to a closer paradise.
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The US Chess School in Atlanta: A Student's Perspective
By Daniel Gurevich   
January 28, 2010
Daniel Gurevich gives a student's perspective from the 11th US Chess School conducted by GM Gregory Kaidanov and USCS founder Greg Shahade and held in Atlanta on the last week of 2009.
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USCF News: Calling All State and College Chess Champions
By USCF   
January 27, 2010
If you are a state champ or organized a state Championship, contact the USCF to register for the State Champion of Champions event. If you're a college chess player, get psyched for the Tournament of College Champions this summer!
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Best of CLO 2009: #2
By CLO   
January 27, 2010
The #2 article in Best of CLO 2009 is US Chess School Comes to Arizona by Elizabeth Vicary. Judges loved how her article made readers feel like they were at the exclusive training session by GM Shulman.

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Kramnik Grabs Lead in Corus
By CLO   
January 27, 2010
For the first time in the tournament, GM Vladimir Kramnik has grabbed the clear lead in Corus. Hikaru Nakamura drew against Cuban Lenier Dominguez.
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Best of CLO 2009: #3
By CLO   
January 26, 2010
The #3 article in Best of CLO 2009 is Krush on the Congress: From Worst to First by IM Irina Krush. Judges praised Irina's clear descriptions of the fighting spirit that is demanded of champions.
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World Team Lecture Series in Saint Louis
By CLO   
January 26, 2010
The silver medal US World Team squad is slated to appear in Saint Louis for various lectures and events. The series kicks off with a GM Yury Shulman lecture on Jan.31 at 2 PM.
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Nakamura Falls to Karjakin; Kramnik Defeats Carlsen
By CLO   
January 26, 2010
Today Nakamura's misfortunes increased, as he lost his second game of Corus to Karjakin. Meanwhile Kramnik won against Carlsen and is currently tied for the lead with Shirov.
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Kosteniuk Simul Set for Elementary Nationals; Book Your Rooms Now!
By Pat Knight   
January 26, 2010
Women's World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk will play a 50-board simul at the Burt Lerner National Elementary Champs (Atlanta, May 7-9). Sign up and book your hotel rooms now!
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Americans Arrive in Gibraltar
By CLO   
January 26, 2010
The Gibraltar Chess Congress runs from January 26 till February 4. American stars participating include GMs Kamsky, Bhat, IMs Krush, Zatonskih and Shankland. US resident Kosteniuk is also playing!
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