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For two weeks and two days starting late next month, the Rockville Hilton will be the chess epicenter of the country as Maryland Chess Association officials plan five major events in the space of 16 days, including a strong open tournament featuring former U.S. champion Gata Kamsky and Potomac-based former world senior champ GM Larry Kaufman.
He came up just short the last two years, but Chicago GM Yury Shulman wouldn't be denied this time.
A good guy won, and the mid-Atlantic contingent performed spectacularly at the 108th U.S. Open, the country's premier open event, which wrapped up play last weekend in Cherry Hill, N.J.
Russian-born U.S. GM Boris Gulko, who left the old Soviet Union under not the happiest of circumstances, has written a fond and admiring remembrance of his old colleague for the Russian Chess News website.