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GM Blog: What makes a good player?

In three points; dedication, love of chess, and consistency!

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GM Blog : Developing a learning vs. winning mindset

Let’s face it. Everyone likes to win. Winning is fun. It fills you with joy and pride, and gives you bragging rights. Unfortunately, too many chess players, coaches, and parents put way too much emphasis on winning.

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Championing Chess Through Curriculum: How Best Practices from Schools Can Improve Chess Education

Happy New Year, chess fans!  Welcome back from the holiday break.  This first research blog in 2017 discusses the K-12 reform movement known as “standards-based education” and how it is being adopted within the chess-in-schools movement.

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GM Blog: A Child’s Game

The two highest ranked players in the World under age 21 recently played a match. Hungary’s Richard Rapport and the Chinese player Wei Yi played from 20th to 23rd December in Yancheng, China.

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A Call for Research on the Gender Gap in Chess

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis (CCSCSL) prides itself in empowering local students to succeed both in academics and in the game of chess.  Through its in-school and after-school programs, the club reaches nearly 4,000 students each semester with roughly equal participation by male and female students.

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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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