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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Larry Christiansen
You know someone is precocious when he publishes an instructional manual on positional chess — the subtlest aspect of the game and the most difficult to master — before his 15th birthday.
The action already is intense at the 2011 U.S. Championship tournament, which kicked off play Friday at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis. Two dozen of the country's top players, including defending champ GM Gata Kamsky, are in the hunt, with a two-game championship match between the two top finishers to be held April 26 and 27.
Christiansen said later he was following an idea first employed by Russian GM Sergey Karjakin in the 2010 Olympiad, a game Seirawan admitted he had not seen.