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GM Blog: The Best of Times

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity,…”  Thus began the famous opening paragraph of Charles Dickens’ novel, A Tale of Two Cities.

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Tournament Blog: Thanksgiving Open 2016

Over 100 chess players gathered this past Thanksgiving weekend at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint louis to compete in the Club’s annual Thanksgiving Open tournament.

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More Research, More Problems: Fidelity of Implementation in Chess Education Research

My first involvement as a GM in residence at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis has been everything that I expected it would be, and more.

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GM Blog: What It’s Like to be a GM in Residence

My first involvement as a GM in residence at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis has been everything that I expected it would be, and more.

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Chess Around the World: Poland

It’s time to take another trip around the world with the third installation of our “Chess Around the World” series!  This week we travel to Poland, the second country to add chess to its national primary school curriculum.

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Interview with a Grandmaster: Josh Friedel

This blog is all about digging into the data. Whether you want to explore the impact of chess in schools or the distribution of Grandmasters across globe, the CCSCSL’s research blog has you covered!

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Compared to What? A Brief Venture into Research Design and the Relationship Between Chess & Student Achievement

Does playing chess result in better student outcomes?  Whether those outcomes are cognitive like mathematics achievement or non-cognitive like confidence, it seems like a straightforward question to answer.

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National Chess Day: Experts Tie with Grandmaster

In 1976, President Gerald Ford declared the second Saturday of October to be National Chess Day.  On Saturday, October 8, the Chess Club hosted the 2016 National Chess Day G/65 Championship to celebrate the holiday with a four round tournament.

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Chess Around the World: Armenia

Some nations have always been chess powerhouses, like Russia and the United States.  While these two nations are undeniably titans of the game, this blog post focuses on a far smaller nation whose commitment to the game is unrivaled.

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A Call for Research on Chess and Autism

One of the primary goals of the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis is to encourage and support chess in schools.  This provides opportunities to introduce chess to students with disabilities, including autism.

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