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Musings of a Resident GM: Yasser Talks 2015 Championships

Dear Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis members,The 2015 U.S. Chess Championships, the nation’s premiere event, is less than three weeks away and everything is in a state of meticulous, carefully staged preparation.

That is: Chaos reigns at the Chess Club.

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GM Seirawan to Host LIVE YouTube Lecture Wednesday

Hundreds of hours of FREE grandmaster lectures have given the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis one of the top-subscribing YouTube chess channels in the world!

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Musings of a Resident GM: Yasser is a Man of Principles!

Dear members of the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis,

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Coryea Sweeps February Knights; March Registration Open

February’s inclement weather resulted in an unusually high number of half-point bye requests in the early rounds of February’s Wednesday Knights Tournament -- thought it wasn’t enough to stop Knights regular Daniel Coryea (1800), who braved the conditions each week to collect a perfect 4/4 score.

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UMB Bank Lends Support to Scholastic Chess Program

The Chess Club’s Scholastic Chess Initiative has been growing steadily over the past six years, delivering impactful educational programming to students across the socio-economic spectrum -- and now it’s finally getting some corporate backing.

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Basis Policy Research Literature Review of Chess Studies

Remaining at the forefront of chess in education, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis proudly introduces the Chess and Education Research Portal, a new repository of research that aims to advance exploration into the educational value of chess.

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Record Turnout for Metro Class Championship

Last weekend’s beautiful weather encouraged a record number of participants to come play in the 7th Annual Metro Class championship -- a 60-player field divided into six rating sections. The winner of each class was guaranteed $250 and the title of class champion, but players were offered extra incentive to fight for a perfect 3/3 score for an additional $50 bonus.

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Our Resident Grandmaster: Yasser Seirawan

Join the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis in welcoming back the legendary GM Yasser Seirawan as its Resident Grandmaster! GM Seirawan has become a staple within the rotating position, which features one of the nation’s premier chessplayers leading all of the Club’s programming during their stay in Saint Louis.

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Epic Strength U.S. Championships Return to Saint Louis in April

SAINT LOUIS (Feb. 3, 2014) – The recent and undeniable chess swell felt around the nation rises to serve one epic event: the fight for the American throne.

In April, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis will bring together one of the strongest fields ever to compete for the national title, America’s top 12 Grandmasters who combine for a 2732 rating average. The 2015 U.S. Championship will be held in St. Louis from March 31 through April 14, simultaneously alongside 12 of the nation’s top females in the 2015 U.S. Women’s Championship.

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2015 U.S. Chess Championships Irina Krush Gata Kamsky Hikaru Nakamura Wesley So Grandmasters

Round 3 Upset Highlights January Knights Victory for Boaz

Players were out for blood in the first monthly Knights Tournament of 2015, with every game featuring wild, attacking chess. Everyone, even the lower rated players, was playing to win and no one missed a chance to complicate their game and confuse their opponent.

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January Knights Chess Tournament Monthly Club Scholastic Center Saint St. Louis

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