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National Junior High Champs Featured on Fox
By CLO   
April 28, 2012
VarunKrishnan.jpgThe National Junior High [K-9] Championship is currently underway in San Diego. The tournament was featured on local Fox news, in which young master Varun Krishnan faced the anchor in a quick chess game.
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Magnus Carlsen on the Colbert Report
By CLO   
April 24, 2012
MagnusSlide.jpgWorld #1 Magnus Carlsen appeared on the Colbert Report on Tuesday. During his trip to New York, he visiited Championship team IS 318 and was interviewed for Chess Life Magazine by CLO editor Jen Shahade at Chess NYC. 
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Fantasy Chess for the 2012 U.S. Championships
By Michael Wilmering   
April 23, 2012
FantasyChess12.jpgThe Saint Louis Chess Club hosting the 2012 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s from May 7-20, and event organizers have brought back a popular and exciting online component to the event: Fantasy Chess.
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11-Year-Old Triumphs at All-Girls Nationals in Chicago
By Jamaal Abdul-alim   
April 22, 2012
AllGirls1.jpgAnupama Rajendra, 11 years old, triumphed in the Under 18 section of the All-Girls-Nationals in Chicago to become the youngest ever champ.
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All-Girls Nationals Featured in Chicago Tribune
By CLO   
April 22, 2012
The 9th annual All Girls-Nationals was featured in the Chicago Tribune. Check out the story, which features USCF President Ruth Haring and local Chicago girls, and look for the CLO wrap-up upon the tournament's conclusion.
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Greg on Chess: The Value of Studying Openings
By IM Greg Shahade   
April 21, 2012
greglead.jpgIM Greg Shahade shows why opening study is important and how it can help you with other phases of the game. He also explains why he hates the saying: "focus on learning the ideas of an opening, not exact variations."
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US Amateur Team Playoffs Underway
By IA Carol Jarecki   
April 21, 2012
The US Amateur Team Playoffs took place on the Internet Chess Club today. Update: The Mastermaters from the East and Forfeit by Disconnection of the West met in the finals, with the East prevailing.
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All-Girls Nationals Begins in Chicago
By Jamaal Abdul-alim   
April 21, 2012
RuthMichaelslide.jpgOrganizers kicked off the 2012 All-Girls National Championships here with an announcement that the tournament will serve as a qualifying event for the World Youth Championships.

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Varuzhan Akobian Featured on ABC News
By CLO   
April 19, 2012
ABC News featured Grandmaster Varuzhan Akobian's quest for the 2012 US Chess Championship title. The event is set for May 7-20 in Saint Louis, MO.
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World Chess Hall of Fame Nominated for Webby
By CLO   
April 18, 2012
marceldzama.jpgThe World Chess Hall of Fame is nominated for a prestigious "Webby" award along with the Rodin Museum in Paris & the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
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Skywalk to Chess: The National High School Champs
By Melinda J. Matthews   
April 18, 2012
beng-(2).jpgThe High School Nationals in Minneapolis saw outstanding performances by IS 318, Hunter & Ben Gershenov. Melinda Matthews fills us in on the city and gives tips for chess parents just getting into the nationals scene.
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IS 318 Featured in the New York Times
By CLO   
April 16, 2012
Justus300.jpgBrooklyn Junior High School IS 318 was twice featured in the New York Times for their victory at the National High School Championships last weekend in Minneapolis. Updated with links to Forbes & the Rachel Maddow show. 
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Arnold & Yang Earn GM Norms in Saint Louis
By Mike Wilmering   
April 16, 2012
Darwin400.jpgIMs Marc Arnold and Darwin Yang each secured a GM norm at the Saint Louis Invitational (April 9-13) tying for first along with GM Elshan Moradiabadi. 
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Val Zemitis, 1925-2012
By IM John Donaldson   
April 15, 2012
Valslide.jpgIM John Donaldson writes an obituary of chess writer and researcher Val Zemitis, who he described as "one of chess's most loyal and hard-working friends."

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National High School Champs featured on Minneapolis CBS News
By CLO   
April 14, 2012
The National High School Championships, underway this weekend in Minneapolis, was on local CBS news. Article and video features local stars, defending champ Eric Rosen and Rochelle Ballantyne of "Brooklyn Castle."
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The April Check is in the Mail
By Alex Dunne   
April 11, 2012
Fischvogtlead.jpgThe April Check is in the Mail includes the Game of the Month by 2011 Michigan State co-champ Eric Fischvogt and an obituary of Kiven Plesset.
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