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US Chess League: Week Nine Highlights
By Kostya Kavutskiy   
October 31, 2011
USCLmainlogo.jpgWith just one week left in the regular season of the US Chess League, Kostya Kavutskiy wraps up week nine action, pinpointing his "match of the week" between San Francisco and Dallas, both vying for playoffs.
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Keep the Draw — Fix the Flaw!
By Tom Braunlich   
October 28, 2011
DrawGothic(b&w)_.jpgIn a comprehensive and detailed article, Tom Braunlich expands on recent proposals by GMs Kasim, Shipov and IM Shahade to create more decisive, exciting chess formats.
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Lenderman Gaining European Experience
By Macauley Peterson   
October 27, 2011
tivlendplay.jpgMacauley Peterson interviews GM Aleksander Lenderman in the midst of a trip to Europe, where he nearly won the Univé Open in Amsterdam. Lenderman also annotates his instructive final round loss to Tiviakov.
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Book Your Trip to Dallas for A Chance at Championship Glory
By CLO   
October 27, 2011
DFWANHH_Hilton_Anatole_home_147x147.jpgHave you made your reservations for the National K-12 Champs in Dallas from Nov. 18-20? The Nov.2 deadline for special room rates is creeping upon us. Don't miss your chance for championship glory! 

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Georg Meier Joins GMs at Northern California International
By Arun Sharma   
October 26, 2011
meierslide.jpgThe Northern California International is now just over two months away and GM Georg Meier has joined the roster of GMs, which also includes Tiviakov, Shankland, Margvelashvili, Friedel, and Boros.
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Le Quang Liem Wins SPICE Cup
By Zachary Haskin   
October 26, 2011
finalleadSPICE.jpgLe Quang Liem of Vietnam earned top honors at the SPICE Cup in Lubbock, crowned by a climactic final round attack vs. his fellow 2700+ GM Dominguez of Cuba. Texas Tech student Zachary Haskin reports.
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Kudrin Wins in Western States
By Randy Hough   
October 26, 2011
kudrinlead.jpgGM Sergey Kudrin won the Western States Open, which he calls his "favorite tournament." Also includes games by David Pruess and CLO contributor Kostya Kavutskiy.
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The US Chess Scoop on the Marshall
By US Chess Scoop   
October 25, 2011
Wuslide.jpgThe US Chess Scoop headed to the Marshall Chess Club during the start of the 91st Club Championship. Features GM Charbonneau, FM Hoffman and NM Justus Williams. Another youngest Christopher Wu, leads the event.

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Junior Congress Poised to Break Records
By Tom Langland   
October 25, 2011
awards_ceremony.jpgThe U.S. Junior Congress Championship will be coming to the Santa Clara Convention Center the last weekend of October, is expected to break attendance records. 
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An Encouraging Purr
By Andrea Rosen   
October 25, 2011
eric250.jpgAndrea Rosen, the mother of 2011 National High School champion Eric Rosen discusses raising a champion. Reprinted from the August 2011 issue of Chess Life Magazine.

 

 


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Zombies & Grandmasters Grace Asbury Boardwalk
By Steve Immitt   
October 24, 2011
Nick250.jpgGrandmasters Nick De Firmian, Joel Benjamin and FM Thomas Bartell tied for first at the Boardwalk Open with 4/5. The event, in Asbury Park, NJ coincided with a zombie convention!
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US Chess League: Week Eight Highlights
By Kostya Kavutskiy   
October 24, 2011
 USCLmainlogo.jpgKostya's week eight report on the US Chess League includes thoughts on Chicago's win over Dallas to clinch the Western Division, and the Best Move of the week from Manhattan's Dmitry Schneider.
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USCF President Ruth Haring Wraps Up 82nd Fide Congress
By Ruth Haring   
October 22, 2011
ruthharinglead.jpgUSCF President Ruth Haring provides a final illustrated report on the 82nd FIDE Congress in Krakow, Poland.
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According to Kirsan: A Billion Clever People
By Michael Khodarkovsky   
October 21, 2011
khodruth.jpgFIDE Senior Trainer Michael Khodarkovsky reports from the 82nd FIDE Chess Congress in Krakow, Poland and why Kirsan Ilyumzhinov keeps talking about the world's "billion clever people." Also includes a report by Tony Rich on the FIDE Medical Commission.
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Dominguez Leads SPICE A; Bkyhovsky & Finegold Take B and C
By CLO   
October 20, 2011
dominguezslide.jpgLenier Dominguez of Cuba currently leads the "A" group of the SPICE Cup at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Meanwhile, Anatoly Bkyhovsky and Ben Finegold took down the "B" and "C" groups respectively.  IM Roberto Mogranzini earned a GM norm. Watch remaining "A" group games live on Monroi.com. 
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Walter Brown on the 82nd FIDE Congress
By Walter Brown   
October 20, 2011
WalterBrown.jpgWalter Brown reports on the 82nd FIDE Congress in Krakow, Poland. Walter covers free day activities and the controversy over proposed arbiter fees at FIDE events.
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October - Chess Life Online 2011

US Chess League: Week Nine Highlights Lenderman Gaining European ExperienceKeep the Draw — Fix the Flaw!Book Your Trip to Dallas for A Chance at Championship Glory Georg Meier Joins GMs at Northern California International Le Quang Liem Wins SPICE Cup Kudrin Wins in Western States The US Chess Scoop on the Marshall Junior Congress Poised to Break RecordsAn Encouraging Purr Zombies & Grandmasters Grace Asbury Boardwalk US Chess League: Week Eight Highlights USCF President Ruth Haring Wraps Up 82nd Fide CongressAccording to Kirsan: A Billion Clever PeopleDominguez Leads SPICE A; Bkyhovsky & Finegold Take B and C Walter Brown on the 82nd FIDE Congress Picking Up the Pieces as an Adult: Interview with Cindy Nam Sophia Rohde on the 82nd FIDE Congress Tony Rich on the 82nd FIDE Congress Jennifer on What's New to New to Chess [VIDEO] SPICE Cup Underway at Texas Tech US Chess League: Week Seven Highlights Nationals in November: K-12 Heads to Dallas Greg Shahade: the Second Step to Comeback 2012 U.S. Champs and U.S. Women's Set for Saint Louis Ashley Inspires Budding Chess Coaches Via ChessWorks Nakamura Falters in Sight of Finish LineUS Chess League: Week Six Highlights Ramirez, Kudrin & Enkhbat Share Top Honors in Arlington National Chess Day: From Chesscakes in Tucson to Blitz in Virginia Nakamura on Modernizing Chess [VIDEO]Happy National Chess Day! Fireball Run Stops in Crossville Gareyev and Sadorra Win U.S. ClassIM Jay Whitehead (1961-2011) Dies American Chess Academy Hosts 1st Annual Open Mezentsev Shines in Game 30, Game 60 Champs US Chess League: Week Five HighlightsDeepak Aaron Makes Time for Charity in Chennai