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Nakamura Falls to Ivanchuk in Finals
By CLO   
October 31, 2010
At the finals of the Cap D'Agde rapids, Hikaru Nakamura lost to Vasily Ivanchuk 0.5-1.5. Next up for Nakamura is the Tal Memorial, held from November 4th to 13th in Moscow.
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Kaufman on the World Senior: Midpoint Update
By GM Larry Kaufman   
October 31, 2010
GM Kaufman updates readers on the World Senior Championship in Arco, Italy. Larry has 4/5 while GM Dusan Rajkovic leads with 5/5. Sadly, Flotten Erling (former Norweigian Chess Federation president) died during the event.
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Zierk Golden at World Youth; Silver for Xiong & Troff
By CLO   
October 30, 2010
Steven Zierk takes gold at the World Youth Championship! For this, he earns a Grandmaster norm and the IM title! Jeffrey Xiong took silver in the Under 10 and Kayden Troff also nabbed a silver in the Under 12. Full story by Shaun Smith coming soon.
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Carlsen a Smash Hit in Nanjing
By GM Ian Rogers   
October 29, 2010
GM Ian Rogers gives us an international treat from Nanjing, China where Magnus Carlsen was a hit on the board and with the media. Rogers annotates two crucial games, including Carlsen-Topalov. 
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Medal Prospects Bright as World Youth Approaches Finale
By CLO   
October 29, 2010
With just one round to go at the World Youth in Halkidiki, Greece medal prospects are bright for the American team. Kayden Troff, Steven Zierk and Jeffrey Xiong all top the standings with 8.5/10.
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USCF Affairs: Register to Vote & a Reminder to Delegates
By CLO   
October 29, 2010
See a round-up of important USCF Affairs items, including voting registration procedures, USCF Board Meeting Agenda (Crossville, October 30-31) and a reminder to Delegates.
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World Youth Round 9: Zierk Wins Again; Xiong Wins Gamechanger
By CLO   
October 28, 2010
At the World Youth, Steven Zierk won again and now has a performance rating of 2673! Meanwhile, Jeffrey Xiong was the hero of the round, defeating the clear leader, putting himself and other Americans into contention in the Boys Under 10.
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Time for SPICE Cup at Texas Tech
By CLO   
October 28, 2010
The SPICE Cup (October 28-November 7) has begun at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Participants in the "A" group include GMs Zoltan Almasi (Hungary), Alexander Onischuk (USA) and Wesley So (Phillipines).
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Nakamura Nails Hammer in QuarterFinals
By CLO   
October 28, 2010
After dominating the preliminary stage 6.5/7, GM Hikaru Nakamura won 2-0 in his quarterfinals match against Jon Ludvig Hammer in Cap D'Agde, France.
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Khachiyan Atop Western States Open Again
By Randy Hough   
October 27, 2010
GM Khachiyan won the Western States Open in Reno for the second year in a row. The title was decided in an exciting tiebreak over GM Shabalov, who also scored 5/6 in the main event.
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Troff Increases Lead at the World Youth; Zierk Clinches IM Norm
By CLO   
October 27, 2010
At the World Youth Championship (Halkidiki, Greece, Oct. 19-31), Kayden Troff his lead in the Under 12 section with another win. Zierk also impresses he is in clear second and already clinched an IM norm.
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GM Kaufman on the 2010 World Senior: Arrival in Arco
By GM Larry Kaufman   
October 26, 2010
GM Larry Kaufman reports from the scene of the 2010 World Senior Championship in Arco, Italy. Kaufman, the 2008 champ, is ranked #17. Other American participants include Jude Acers, Nicholas Kleszczewski, Duane Catania and Leonid Bondar.
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World Youth Gallery and Update
By CLO   
October 26, 2010
At the World Youth, Kayden Troff and Samuel Sevian have 5.5/6 while Steven Zierk is tied for second in the strong Under 18 section with 5/6. See key games and a gallery of photos by Shaun Smith. Update: Troff is in the clear lead after a round seven win!
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Juniors Excel in National Action Events
By Matan Prilleltensky   
October 25, 2010
Michael Auger repeated his G/30 Championship victory this year in Skokie, Illinois while Adarsh Jayakumar, Tommy Ulrich and Sam Schmakel tied for 1st in the G/60. Matan Prilleltensky reports from the scene.
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GM Robert Hess on Top of the Boardwalk Open
By CLO   
October 25, 2010
GM Robert Hess topped the new CCA event, the Boardwalk Open (October 22-24) in Asbury Park, NJ with 4.5/5. Hess took home $1428 for his efforts. Robert's crucial win was over GM Aleksandr Lenderman in round four.
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Larry Larkins: 2010 US Armed Forces Champion
By Lt Col Douglas Taffinder   
October 25, 2010
Lieutenant colonel Douglas Taffinder writes about Larry Larkins' win at the US Armed Forces Championship. The event coincided with National Chess Day- see a framed copy of the day's resolution.
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October - Chess Life Online 2010

Nakamura Falls to Ivanchuk in FinalsKaufman on the World Senior: Midpoint Update Zierk Golden at World Youth; Silver for Xiong & Troff Carlsen a Smash Hit in Nanjing Medal Prospects Bright as World Youth Approaches FinaleUSCF Affairs: Register to Vote & a Reminder to DelegatesWorld Youth Round 9: Zierk Wins Again; Xiong Wins Gamechanger Time for SPICE Cup at Texas Tech Nakamura Nails Hammer in QuarterFinals Khachiyan Atop Western States Open Again Troff Increases Lead at the World Youth; Zierk Clinches IM NormGM Kaufman on the 2010 World Senior: Arrival in ArcoWorld Youth Gallery and Update Juniors Excel in National Action Events GM Robert Hess on Top of the Boardwalk Open Larry Larkins: 2010 US Armed Forces ChampionNakamura on a Roll in Cap D'Agde Western States Underway US Chess League Week Nine Highlights: Frenzy for Playoff SpotsAction Packed Weekend Set for Skokie and Reno 11 Still Perfect at the World Youth The Response to Donaldson's Olympic Impressions GMs Hess and Van Wely to Play in Berkeley InternationalWorld Youth Underway USCF Email Server AlertBartell and Melekhina Share PA State Title Amanov Unstoppable at the Midwest Class Softball Icon Jennie Finch Visits the Dean of Chess US Chess League Week 8 Highlights: Playoffs Loom2010 Chess Olympiad: Final Impressions Register as a USCF Voting Member More on National Chess Day: From Alabama to Arizona US Chess Championships Return to Saint Louis in 2011 Daniel Steininger 2010 US Blind Chess ChampionUS Blind Championship Underway3rd Annual Schein-Friedman Awards AnnouncedKacheishvili Wins Continental Class Mike Goodall, Chess Promoter, Dies at 64 New US International Titles Ratified at FIDE CongressNational Chess Day Round-Up: From Freeport to Bakersfield National Chess Day Parties Kick Off!Happy National Chess Day!US Chess League Highlights: Week SevenContinental Class Kicks Off in VirginiaThe Scoop on Nuit Blanche The October Check is in the Mail Mauricio Flores Wins U.S. ClassNational Chess Day on October 9th: It's Official! Ukraine & Russia Take Gold; US Teams Finish Strong USA Falls to Israel, Women Sweep Peru US Chess League Highlights: Divisions Battle in Week Six