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Contributors


Al Lawrence (“First Moves,” p. 8) 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.


C.K. Damrosch (“Looks at Books,” p. 12) aka “Bird” is a writer, math teacher, graduate from Emory, and probably the guy you tripped over as he slept under a table at the World Open.


GM Ian Rogers (“Candidates Matches,” p. 18) is a regular contributor to Chess Life from the international tournament scene.


Jonathan Hilton (“International Chess,” p. 24) is a world traveler and chess adventurer. He is the author of Wojo’s Weapons: Winning with White, Volume I.


Alex Dunne (“Cover Story,” p. 28, 36) is the correspondence chess director for the USCF. His monthly column “The Check is in the Mail” appears on uschess.org.


Howard Sandler, Ph.D. (“Cover Story,” p. 32)


lives in


Nashville, Tennessee, where he is a Professor of Psychology at Vanderbilt University.


IM Jack Peters (“Chess Clubs,” p. 40) is an 18-time southern California champion, chess teacher and writer living in Los Angeles.


Andrea Rosen (“Scholastics,” p. 48) is a Chicago-based freelance editor and writer. She also serves as the volunteer director of the Illinois Chess Association Warren Junior Scholar program, and is the mother of Eric Rosen.


August on uschess.org A Disney World Summer


The U.S. Open will take place from July 30-August 7 in Orlando, Florida. Stay posted on pairings and standings on uschess.org/tournaments/2011/ usopen/ and news at uschess.org/clo. Jennifer Shahade will be live on the scene to provide coverage of the ultimate American chess festival.


Indian Chess Summer


The World Junior is set for Chennai, India from August 1-16. Jamaal Abdul-alim will provide coverage for CLO with a focus on GM Ray Robson and Deepak Aaron, who will be representing the USA.


Fall is Coming


For the fourth year in a row, uschess.org/clo celebrates Labor Day weekend with “Labor Day Madness,” a series of articles on Grand Prix events across the nation. Share your own with CLO editor Jen Shahade at jshahade@uschess.org. As the autumn looms ahead, it's also time to plan for National Chess Day, which will be held this year on Saturday, October 8, 2011.


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