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Finishing the Eastern Open with a perfect score, GM Alexander Shabalov credits the little-known Pirc-Nimzo hybrid for his four wins as black. Also in this issue, we take a look at Fischer's legacy ten years after his death (this month would have been his 75th birthday), and Al Lawrence covers the PanAm Intercollegiate where Webster University has won yet another title.

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Chess Life Kids

This month’s cover features IM Nazi Paikidze with members of Chess Girls DC. Nazi, who is committed to promoting women in chess, visited Chess Girls DC shortly after winning the 2016 U.S. Women’s Championship. Read more about Nazi on page 22. Also inside: Our Meet our 2018 All-America Team!

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