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Tension Builds at the World Cup
By CLO   
August 31, 2011
WorldCupslide2.jpgFour US players, Kamsky, Onischuk, Shankland and Ivanov remain in the World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. All four drew game 1 of their 2nd match today.
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Kamsky Advances in World Cup Tiebreak
By CLO   
August 30, 2011
gataslide.jpgUS Champion Gata Kamsky passed through the tiebreak round at the World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia while Robson and Shulman were eliminated.
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Greg Shahade on a Manhattan Comeback
By IM Greg Shahade   
August 29, 2011
Greg200.jpgCLO columnist IM Greg Shahade's chronicles his first tournament in nearly a decade, the Manhattan Open, from his over-optimism against Parker Zhao to his determined draw vs. Shabalov.
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Most and Lapshun Top Atlantic Open
By Steve Immitt   
August 29, 2011
EricMostslide.jpg Eric Most tied for 1st with IM Yury Lapshun at the Atlantic Open in D.C (Aug. 26-28th). Lapshun earned the first place bonus on tiebreak while Most picked up over 70 rating points.
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Shankland, Onishuck & Ivanov Advance at the World Cup; Others Head to Tiebreak
By CLO   
August 29, 2011
Onischukslide.jpgWorld Cup Round two tickets have been stamped for three US players GMs Shankland, Onischuk and Ivanov. Robson, Shulman and Kamsky head to tiebreak.
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Shankland Shocks Leko as US Squad Scores 3.5-1.5
By CLO   
August 28, 2011
worldcupslide.jpgGM Sam Shankland upset GM Peter Leko with Black in the first game of the World Cup. Kamsky also won, while other games were drawn. Ivanov advances to round two as Wang Hao withdrew due to health problems.
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Updates on Hurricane Related Event Cancellations
By CLO   
August 26, 2011
Stay tuned to the forums on updates on cancellation of tournaments in the path of Hurricane Irene. Organizers: Please post weather related cancellations in the forums under "tournaments" If the office can help in other ways, such as sending out a quick email blast (generally at no charge), please let us know.
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US Chess League Teams Gear Up for New Season
By CLO   
August 25, 2011
USCLmainlogo.jpgThe 7th season of the US Chess League begins on Monday, Aug. 29. Competiting teams include defending champs, the New England Nor'Easters & the Saint Louis Archbishops, with GM Nakamura as headliner.
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US Squad Heads to Russia for World Cup
By CLO   
August 25, 2011
Sam400.jpgSix GMs including US Champion Gata Kamsky head to Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia (Aug.26-Sept 21) for the World Cup. First round pairings include Leko vs. Shankland.
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US Chess School Comes to Charlotte
By FM Mike Klein   
August 23, 2011
USCSslide.jpgFrom July 6-10, one dozen of the best young US players convened in Charlotte for the 15th edition of the US Chess School. This sesson was led by GM Kaidanov and organized by IM Shahade. FM Mike Klein reports.
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Michael Adams Wins Metropolitan International
By Ice Hat Creative   
August 22, 2011
michaeadamsslide.jpgGM Michael Adams won the 1st Metropolitan International with 7.5/9, a full point ahead of the field. See video recap from Ice Hat Creative and photo gallery by Betsy Dynako.
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Steininger Earns US Blind Title; Torres Wins Tournament
By Bruce Leverett   
August 22, 2011
usblindslide2.jpgSaulo Torres earned a perfect score at the US Blind Championship, held in Pittsburgh from August 19-20th. Meanwhile Dan Steininger earned his second US Blind Title in a row.  
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Romanenko & Shabalov Top Manhattan; Two Norms Notched
By Steve Immitt   
August 22, 2011
parker225.jpgIM Romanenko and GM Shabalov tied for first at the Manhattan Open. Romanenko also earned first place on tiebreak and a GM norm. 17-year-old Parker Zhao also earned an IM norm.
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Parker Zhao Shocks a GM at the Manhattan Open
By CLO   
August 21, 2011
afterf4.jpg Among the Manhattan Open's many surprises: Parker Zhao's shocking upset. Update: IM Romanenko and GM Shabalov tied for 1st, winning over $5200 each with Romanenko edging out on tiebreak. Full story coming soon!
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Adams Leads Metropolitan International [VIDEO]
By Ice Hat Creative & Hal Bogner   
August 21, 2011
adamslidemet.jpgAfter 7 rounds of the 1st Metropolitan International, Michael Adams leads with 6/7. See a video featuring GM Gareev and IM Rensch. UPDATE: Full Gareev game included.
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US Blind Championships in Progress
By CLO   
August 20, 2011
blindlead.jpgThe US Blind Championship is currently in progress in Pittsburgh. Seven players are participating including defending champ Daniel Steininger and Saulo Torres of Colombia.
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August - Chess Life Online 2011

Tension Builds at the World Cup Kamsky Advances in World Cup TiebreakGreg Shahade on a Manhattan Comeback Most and Lapshun Top Atlantic Open Shankland, Onishuck & Ivanov Advance at the World Cup; Others Head to Tiebreak Shankland Shocks Leko as US Squad Scores 3.5-1.5 Updates on Hurricane Related Event Cancellations US Chess League Teams Gear Up for New Season US Squad Heads to Russia for World Cup US Chess School Comes to Charlotte Michael Adams Wins Metropolitan International Steininger Earns US Blind Title; Torres Wins Tournament Romanenko & Shabalov Top Manhattan; Two Norms Notched Parker Zhao Shocks a GM at the Manhattan Open Adams Leads Metropolitan International [VIDEO]US Blind Championships in Progress Annual Chess Journalists of America Awards: Winners are in 1st Metropolitan International Begins [VIDEO] Manhattan Open Begins with Upsets Metropolitan International Kicks Off with Adams Simul Greg on Chess: Stop the DrawMetropolitan International Features 11 GMs Robson Close But No Medal in India Boy Scouts of America to Unveil Chess Merit Badge in September A New Lens on Computer Chess Karpov Joins Kings vs. Queens FieldGMs Tiviakov & Shankland to play in Northern California InternationalThree-Way Tie for First in Cleveland OpenJoel Brings Home the Benjamins at Northeast Open The August Check is in the Mail Lenderman on Top in Orlando World Youth Selection Criteria RevisedNakamura, Lenderman & Zapata Pull Ahead at US Open The Fairy Godmother’s GambitEight Players Tied After Big Merge in Orlando A Parent’s Perspective: Initiation Into the Denker Senatorial Nod for National Chess DayNakamura Jumps into US Open in Orlando New Champs Crowned in Orlando: Vilenchuk, Brown & Williams, Gologorsky World Champ Anand Opens World Junior in India Denker, Barber & US Junior Girls Approach Finale Nakamura Ends Dortmund on an UpswingTournament of Champions Reach Halfway Mark