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Chess Around the World: United Kingdom

Chess is experiencing a renaissance.  Thanks to the websites like Twitch, the rise of online chess, and the match between Garry Kasporov and Deep Blue, the game is at its most popular since Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky faced off in the 70s.  This surge in interest is perhaps most notable within education. 

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New Chess Research Questions the Impact of Chess Interventions on Student Academic Performance

This blog has featured several articles exploring the impacts of chess on school-aged children.  The effects have ranged from improved scores of math assessments, increased cognitive abilities, and stronger social skills.  However, new chess research out of England suggests chess may not affect student outcomes at all.

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Using Chess to Support Students with Special Needs

By: Anna Nicotera & Emily Sholtis, Basis Policy Research  
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National Conference Session Promotes Scholastic Chess

School leaders from around the country attended the session that the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis convened, Are Your Students Playing Chess? Research Says They Should, at the 2016 National Charter Schools Conference.

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Chess Club Convenes a National Conference Session with Focus on Chess Research

Next week the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis will convene a session titled, Are Your Students Playing Chess? Research Says They Should, at the 2016 National Charter Schools Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Bishops and Basketball: The Benefits of Chess on Social-Emotional Outcomes

by Emily Sholtis & Anna Nicotera, Basis Policy Research

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Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis and Monsanto Fund Set to Expand Scholastic Chess in Rural Areas

For more information, contact:    

Nicole Halpin Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis 314-309-0799nhalpin@saintlouischessclub.org

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In Memory of Adonis Reddick

Adonis was more than merely a member at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. He was a fixture on the Saint Louis chess scene.

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Transferring Skills Learned Playing Chess to Problem-Solving in Mathematics

Our synthesis of chess research demonstrated a link between students’ academic performance and chess instruction. Researchers Roberto Trinchero, professor at the University of Turin, and Giovanni Sala, a graduate student at the University of Liverpool, have taken the research a step further by investigating whether certain types of chess instruction are responsible for student gains.

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Ed Gonsalves: the Chess Superfan

During the U.S. Championship, we see many fans come into the Chess Club to enjoy the coverage of the event. However, none seem to enjoy the Championships as much as Ed Gonsalves. Ed could be seen at the Club during every round—getting as many signatures and pictures with the competitors as possible.

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