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Contributors
Rooks are Wild in St. Louis
As we countdown to the U.S. Championship,
two wildcards for the U.S. Championship
(April 13-28) are at stake at the Saint Louis
Invitational. The Invitational is a 10-player
round robin, held alongside the Bill right
Saint Louis Open. The top two at the
Invitational will join the 16-player Cham-
pionship field, which includes reigning
champion Gata Kamsky. Follow the
action at saintlouischessclub.org and
look for an exclusive CLO wrap-up
by GM Joel Benjamin.
AlLarence
(“Looks at Books,” p. 16)
is a former executive director
of both USCF and the orld
Chess Hall of Fame. His latest
book, with GM Lev Alburt, is
Chess Training Pocket Book II .
LarrParr
(“Cover Story,” p. 18) served
from 1985 to 1988 as editor
of Chess Life . He was a close
friend of GM Larry Evans and
oftencollaborated on projects.
In 1995, he collaborated with
GM Arnold Denker in writing
The Bobb Fischer I Kne
And Other Stories.
March Grand Prix Madness
Look for results and games from the many Grand Prix events in March, includ-
ing the Eastern Chess Congress (March 4-6) in Massachusetts, the Marchand
Open (March 12-13) in Rochester, New ork and the Pittsburgh Open (March 25-
27). Randy Hough will provide a report on another big weekend event, the
estern Class Championships (March 11-13) in southern California. As our top
players fight for points, increase your own level with learning resources of the Grand
Prix sponsors, chesslec ture.com and the Junior Grand Prix sponsor, chessmag-
netschool.com .
IMJackPeters
(“Print Journalism,” p. 26)
an 18-time southern California
champion, is a chess teacher
and writer living in Los Angeles.
NeilBrennen
(“History,” p. 30) is the former
historian for the Pennsylvania
State Chess Federation and
winner of awards from the
Chess Journalists of America
for historical writing.
Macauley on Melody Amber
GM Hikaru Nakamura will participate in the
glamorous Melody Amber tournament in Monaco
(March 11-25), which features the best players
including orld Champion Anand facing off in
blitz, blindfold and rapid. Sadly, this year's event
is reported to be the farewell edition. Look for an
exclusive CLO report by multimedia journalist
Macauley Peterson.
IMGregShahade
(“London 2010,” p. 34)
is a former member of the
USCF executive board and is
currently the president of
the U.S. Chess League.
TomBeckman
(“2010 Eastern Open,” p. 40)
is a chess organizer in
ashington, D.C.
Unusual chess problems
Delve into spring with solving. In March, look
for a CLO piece on unusual chess problems by
chess problem specialist Dr. Steven Dowd.
Themes will include underpromotion and retro-
analytic content.
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