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Akobian, Zatonskih Create Space; 2014 U.S. Women’s Title On the Line

SAINT LOUIS (May 17, 2014) -- Rest days are meant for relaxation and preparation, a chance to collect one’s self and focus on the finish line. It’s a time to tighten up your stride for the home stretch.

But nobody got the memo in Saint Louis.

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Akobian U.S. Championship

Eswaran Steals the Show in Round 1 of U.S. Champs


SAINT LOUIS (May 9, 2014) -- Lights! Camera! Quick-draw??

Eyes rolled on the first day of the 2014 U.S. Championship when the marquee matchup -- a fireworks-filled kickoff between top-seeds Timur Gareev and Gata Kamsky -- finished after 14 moves and only 40 minutes in a draw-by-repetition, starting a trend of half-points through an anti-climactic first round.

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U.S. Senate Names Saint Louis “Chess Capital"

U.S. Senate passes resolution days before the start of the nation’s most prestigious tournaments SAINT LOUIS, May 6, 2014 – On the eve of hosting the most prestigious chess tournaments in the nation, St. Louis received national recognition from the United States Senate, which passed an official resolution late Monday night naming St. Louis the National Chess Capital.

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Webster U, University of Illinois Make Chess Final Four

This story was originally published on on January 1.

Everybody loves a good Cinderella story. There’s something about seeing the underdog prevail that gives people hope a fairy tale ending is actually possible.

When the top four collegiate chess teams come together in New York City in April, a champion looks to repeat while an unlikely contender hopes simply to keep the magic going.

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Smith Defeats GM Friedel in Simul

Preston Smith, the self-proclaimed "Champ!", gave Grandmaster Josh Friedel all he could handle at a 9-person simultaneous exhibition held at the Chess Club on Saturday, December 28.

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