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111 th Annual United States Open
17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614 | 949-975-1234 | | HR: $99 Single/Quad
$50,000 in prizes based on 500 paid entries, else proportional, except $40,000 (80% of each prize)
minimum guarantee: A one section tournament with Class prizes.
In memory of Jerry Hanken, Dr. Neil Bershad is donating two prizes: $125 for largest rating gain
and $125 for most cumulative upset points. (Restricted to established players rated over 1000.)
Golf tournament morning of August 5. GM lectures and simuls.
U.S. Blitz Championship on August 7.
ENTER NOW! | Phone entry: 800-903-8723
Tournament website:
August 7-8
August 4-6
August 7 at noon.
S E E T O U R N A M E N T L I F E N A T I O N A L S O N P A G E 5 2 - 5 3 F O R C O M P L E T E I N F O R M A T I O N
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Chess Life
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Chess Life Editor &
Director of Publications
Daniel Lucas
Chess Life Online Editor
Jennifer Shahade
Chess Life for Kids Editor
Glenn Petersen
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Frankie Butler
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Alan Kantor
Editorial Assistant
Jo Anne Fatherly
Editorial Assistant
Jennifer Pearson
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ext. 189
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& Director of National Events
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Cheryle Bruce
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A Promise For Tomorrow
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Chess Life — July 2010
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This Month’s
July on
Al Lawrence
(“Looks at Books” p. 10) is a
former executive director of both
USCF and the World Chess Hall
of Fame. His latest book, with
GM Lev Alburt, is Chess
Training Pocket Book II .
U.S. Junior and U.S. Women’s
The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St.
Louis has recently come off an exciting U.S.
Championship, which crowned Gata Kamsky
as our new champ. In July, two more American
champions will be anointed in the U.S. Women’s
and U.S.Junior from July 9-19. Keep your eyes for live coverage, and
check CLO for photos, video and news from the
scene and see if Anna Zatonskih (pictured left)
can defend her crown.
GM Ian Rogers
(“Cover Story,” p. 18) is a
frequent contributor to Chess
Life and Chess Life Online .
Mike Klein
(“U.S. Championship,” p. 28)
To his students, he is a chess
teacher; to top professionals,
he is a chess journalist; and to
old friends, he is a semi-retired
chess player. He likes the
international appeal of the
game and appreciates all the
chess players that have
shunned the money, fame and
free drinks of the poker table.
Valley Forge Chess Fireworks
The World Open will be held this year in
Valley Forge, 20 miles outside Philadelphia
from June 29-July 5. A formidable field is
expected to take a crack at the $175,000
minimum/$250,000 projected prize fund,
including Alex Lenderman (pictured to the
right) who earned his final grandmaster
norm at the 2009 event. Check CLO for
stories, links and U.S. Chess Scoop videos.
Dr. Alexey Root, WIM
(“Books,” p. 30) is the author
of People, Places, Checkmates:
Teaching Social Studies with
Chess (Teacher Ideas Press,
Santa Barbara, CA; 2010).
Dan Heisman
(“Openings,” p. 32) is the
author of a number of chess
books. His website is
Off to Summer Chess Camp
The summer presents an opportunity for
chess parents to send their kids to camp
to work on their chess. With so many
different kinds to choose from, how do
you figure out which ones would be best
for your child? Popular chess dad writer
Mark Schein weighs in.
FM Alex Dunne
(“Correspondence Chess,”
p. 34) is a frequent contributor
to Chess Life and is the
correspondence chess director
for the USCF. His “Check is
in the Mail” monthly column
can be found on
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Learning From Your Losses
We’ve all heard that you learn more from
your losses than your wins, but that
truism doesn’t help if you shred your
score sheets into the nearest waste bin
after blundering. Matan Prilleltensky, a
chess expert at his peak rating, writes
about the psychological barriers to
learning from your losses, and the most
effective ways he has found to mine
tough games for secrets to improvement.
Chess Life — July 2010
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