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To Championship Drought

A new format, a chess-loving city, and Lady Ga Ga the 2010 U.S. Championship did its best to enhance interest in our premier event By FM Mike Klein Photography by Betsy Dynako A distinguished and well-respected mental jouster recently explained the winning strategy used for a national championship You should be going for ties a tie will very often get you a tie or a win. Poker player Annie Duke was explaining the methodology of her 2006 championship in rock, paper, scissors. In winning the 2010...

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Every Tuesday - Tuesday Night Action SS 45 2 SD 1,1 round every Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Registration first Tues. of month. Chess Emporium, 10801N 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85029. EF 35. 60 prize fund. ChessEmporium.com. 602-482-4867. Chess Magnet School JGP. Aug. 20-22 or 21-22, Arkansas State Championship 2010 6SS, G 2 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G 60). Independence Hall, UACCB, 2005 White Dr., Batesville, AR 72501. 1,600 b 50.1st 350 2nd 200,1st in Class A, B, C, D and E 200, Upset 50. Plaques...

Of A Chess Coach

Champion. But Sunil Weeramantry didn't stop there, and the team he coached, the Hunter College Campus School, are the 2010 National High School champions. Alec Getz, one of the 10 individual co-champions, reports. Sunil Weeramantry paraded through the doors of the playing hall and up to the championship boards. The five-foot-six matador had just calculated the team standings and headed to give his players advice before the round started. Check with me every half...

Batford Chess

IN THE CHILDREN'S GAME SIMON SAYS, you do what Simon Says or you are eliminated from the game. If you hear Simon Says move like a rook, then you step horizontally or vertically as many squares as you can. GM Andrew Soltis' commands in Studying Chess Made Easy are equally irresistible. Like Simon, Andy tells you what to do. He also tells you that, if you obey, you will be more like a master. For most of the book, Andy Says to analyze one diagram per page and then compare your analysis with that...

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7th Grade Stepson

After very passive play in the opening by Black, White's fully mobilized army is ready to take immediate action. 14. Nh5 Nxh5 15. Bxh7 Kxh7 16. Qxh5 Kg8 17. Bxg7 Kxg7 18. Qg4 Kh7 19. Rf3 e5 20. Rh3 Qh6 21. Rxh6 Kxh6 and it looks like Black has avoided checkmate, but White has which wins a piece and the game. 22. Bf6 23. Qxb7 Kg7 24. Rf1 Rab8 25. Qd7 Rfd8 26. Qg4 Kf8 27. fxe5 Bg7 28. e6 Rb7 29. Qg6 f6 30. Rxf6 Bxf6 31. Qxf6 Ke8 32. Qh8 Ke7 33. Qg7 Kxe6 34. Qxb7 Rd6 35. Qxa6 d4 36. exd4 cxd4 37....

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He's been one of our top players ever since he defected from the former Soviet Union, but until now, he only had one U.S. Championship title to his credit. This year, Kamsky restored some order to the U.S. chess scene. Design by Frankie Butler photo by Betsy Dynako At the K-9 and K-12 championships and the All-Girls Nationals, ties at the top, including a whopping 10 players in the high school event, were the norm. His stepson is a two-time U.S. Champion. But Sunil Weeramantry didn't stop...