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Kamsky wins Mayor's Cup!
By Jennifer Shahade   
June 30, 2006

A happy Kamsky- a point ahead of the field by the last round. Photo JS

GM Gata Kamsky wins the Mayor Cup, the strongest round robin tournament in American history. Susan Polgar, the lowest ranked player in the event, came in an impressive second. Check out our report, packed with pictures, games and a complete crosstable. Plus, exclusive comments from Kamsky himself!
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Chess in Las Vegas!
By Macauley Peterson   
June 27, 2006

Macauley Peterson

Chess in Las Vegas was booming mid June. In addition to the historic National Open, there were two brand new events. Two young American stars won norms at new The Las Vegas masters. Seventy-two young women played in Susan Polgar's first World Open Championship for girls. Check out our exclusive annotated games and photo gallery!
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Ruy Lopez by the fire
By William T. Harvey   
June 21, 2006

Chess set Aluminum and Anodized Gold, created by Kurt Grohs

Puzzle guru W.T. Harvey brings USCF members twenty gems from the Ruy Lopez.
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Rating Update
By Greg Shahade   
June 12, 2006

IM Anna Zatonskih and IM elect Rusudan Goletiani. Photo Paul Truong

IM Anna Zatonskih and IM elect Rusudan Goletiani are quite pleased with the new rating list. For the first time in over a year, teenaged wonder Hikaru Nakamura does not occupy the first place in the rankings and Gata has risen to the throne of the rating list.


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Interview with Yury Shulman
By Jennifer Shahade   
June 11, 2006

Photo Rick Biddenstadt, courtesy of University of Texas at Dallas

The "other winner" in San Diego talks about teaching,his bittersweet championship result and why he prepares against everyone, including you.
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Rating Update April to June
By Jennifer Shahade   
June 9, 2006
IM Anna Zatonskih and IM elect Rusudan Goletiani are quite pleased with the new rating list. For the first time in over a year, teenaged wonder Hikaru Nakamura does not occupy the first place in the rankings and Gata has risen to the throne of the rating list.
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Key Krackers
By David L. Brown   
June 9, 2006

Key Krackers is back on the web! Solve these before anyone else and get a free, signed copy of U.S. Problem Anthology, a problem collection compiled by Edgar Holladay.
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Ruy Lopez by the fire
By William T. Harvey   
June 8, 2006

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Olympic Team Clutch Winners!
By Jennifer Shahade   
June 6, 2006

This pretty little street outside Turin is no where near the actual tournament site, held in an industrial center. Photo by John Donaldson

The American men's team captures bronze medals in Turin-Annotated games and pictures!
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20 Ruy Lopez Puzzle special (+ bonus opening index!)
By William T. Harvey   
June 1, 2006
CLO's puzzle guru W.T.Harvey offers up some Ruy by the fire. Test yourself!
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