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2021 Strategy Across the Board: The Gala

Join the Saint Louis Chess Club and World Chess Hall of Fame for the 5th Annual Strategy Across the Board gala on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at the Chase Park Plaza, a Royal Sonesta Hotel for an evening of celebrating chess in Saint Louis and around the world.

8:00 p.m. Intimate Evening Program with Co-Hosts Amy Marxkors & Debbie Monterrey
8:00 p.m. Silent Auction Closes
8:30 p.m. Live Auction with Rene Knott

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A Shot of Scotch #5: Queen Moves | Chess Openings Explained

Nick Risko continues his series on the Scotch Game or Scotch Opening. As Nick increasingly examines sound lines, take a look at Black's queen moves 4...Qh4 and 4...Qf6. Originally on Twitch.

C45 Scotch, Pulling counter-attack
C45 Scotch, Steinitz variation

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The Art of Losing a Tempo | Insane in the Endgame - GM Bryan Smith

Grandmaster Bryan Smith teaches a chess endgame class about triangulation and related squares, and switching the player to move on the same position. Learn about zugzwang and waiting moves.

Luigi Centurini position
Bryan Smith vs. Nelson Castaneda, 2009
Walter Henneberger vs Aron Nimzowitsch, Swiss Championship (1931)
Smith vs. Dennis Wagner, 2015

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Alex's 1400 Journey | Road to 2000 |

Club Chess Associate Alex Moellering substitutes this week. Get in the mind of the mysterious masked 1400 on his journey to a 2000 chess rating.

Alex Moellering vs. Luke Herbst, 2012: B06 Robatsch (modern) defence
Moellering vs. Tyrell Perry, 2014: B30 Sicilian defence
Moellering vs. Kevin Ding, 2014: C44 Scotch gambit
Mike Kummer vs. Moellering, 2020: E81 King's Indian, Saemisch, 5...O-O
Moellering vs. N.N., ???: C03 French, Tarrasch
Moellering vs. N.N., ???:

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