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Quest to the First GM Norm
By Akshat Chandra   
April 19, 2014
AksBodek.jpg14-year-old Akshat Chandra of the "Quest to GM" blog writes about earning his first norm at the GM Norm Invitational at the Marshall Chess Club. 
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Philadelphia Open Underway
By CLO   
April 18, 2014
phillyslide2.jpgA strong Philadelphia Open is underway, with over ten participating Grandmasters, including reigning US Champion Gata Kamsky. 
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Texas Beats Poland in Friendly Match
By GM Bartek Macieja   
April 18, 2014
On Saturday, April 12th, 2014, The University of Texas at Brownsville (USA) defeated The University of Warsaw (Poland) in a friendly online match.  
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US #1 Nakamura Signs with Red Bull
By CLO   
April 17, 2014
The #1 US player Hikaru Nakamura has a new sponsor: Redbull. "I think working with Red Bull might give chess more exposure; it's a first step in changing the image.” 
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Four GMs and a NM Top Bill Wright Saint Louis Open
By Brian Jerauld   
April 15, 2014
STLOpenlead.jpgGMs Georg Meier, Manuel Leon Hoyos, Alejandro Ramirez, Wesley So and NM Tansul Turgut tied for first at the strong Bill Wright Saint Louis Open last weekend, a precursor to the upcoming US Chess Championships.
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Ellen Xiang Wins Top Section at Record Breaking All-Girls
By Betsy Dynako   
April 15, 2014
Audrey-Wang-U8-5.jpgOur report on the record-setting 11th Girls Nationals includes a game by Under 18 champ Ellen Xiang. Other winners include Akshiti Eswaran & Audrey Wang (pictured) in Under 8 and the only perfect score, by Kiana Arab in the Under 14.
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California vs. Jerusalem
By Taras McKey   
April 15, 2014
On Sunday, March 30 the Inland Empire Chess Team in California played an exciting online cross-cultural team match against a very strong team in Jerusalem, Israel. 
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Field, Commentators Set for 2014 U.S. Championships
By Mike Wilmering   
April 14, 2014
The fields are set for both the 2014 U.S. Championship and 2014 U.S. Women's Championship, scheduled to be held simultaneously May 7 through May 20 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.
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GM-elect Kayden Troff: A Case Study by Kenneth Kiewra [EXCERPT]
By Kenneth A. Kiewra   
April 14, 2014
Nurturing300bookcover.jpgKenneth A. Kiewra, psychology professor and father of IM Kiewra recently contributed to a book on nurturing talent. Find an excerpt on the background behind GM-elect Kayden Troff's success.
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USCF Joins the Party, Supports Millionaire Chess
By CLO   
April 11, 2014
We are happy to announce that Millionaire Chess and the United States Chess Federation (USCF) now have a promotional agreement in place to spread the word about the Millionaire Chess Open.
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