Nearly 30 students visited the Chess Club to compete in September’s Unrated Beginner Tournament for Kids -- most of whom came for Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan’s fun and educational weekly Kids Class, and were eager to show off some newfound knowledge.
The Monday Knights tournaments are a great feature to those players who have the competitive itch -- but not enough time to commit to weekend events.
Tonight’s Week 6 match between the Saint Louis Arch Bishops and the Baltimore Kingfishers will once again be streamed live and hosted with commentary by legendary GM Yasser Seirawan. First moves are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. central.
Players gathered at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis on Saturday, September 27 with thoughts of Thanksgiving. Saturday’s $5 Satellite Tournament brought out 30 players to compete across three sections for prizes of pride, ratings points -- and the chance to earn free entry into the Thanksgiving Open and its $4,000 prize fund on November 7.
Saint Louis Arch Bishops vs. Arizona Scorpions LIVE at 8:00 p.m. CST
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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 players leading all of the Club’s programming during their stay in Saint Louis.
It is a question commonly posed to Grandmasters -- business-suit wearing giants with perennially furrowed brows, constantly wrinkled above troubled looks of genuine stress -- can you still have fun?
It was 8:30 on a Monday night, and the 2014 Sinquefield Cup -- the strongest chess tournament in history -- was over. The oppressive, tense atmosphere of “event mode” was gone, and the Club was no longer packed with giddy fans seeking autographs. The closing ceremony had finished up the night before, the shiny Cup had been hoisted by GM Fabiano Caruana and his transcendent performance. The excitement, for a fan like me, had already passed its zenith.
Finally, the Chess Club was returning back to its normal, relaxing state. Or so I thought.
Please join us in welcoming the six Grandmasters set to collide in the strongest chess tournament ever!
On Tuesday, August 26, from noon to 2:00 p.m., the CCSCSL will host SIGNING DAY for the 2014 Sinquefield Cup. World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen, as well as America's top dog GM Hikaru Nakamura, will be available for autographs and handshakes alongside GM Levon Aronian, GM Fabiano Caruana, GM Veselin Topalov and GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.