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GEM (Girls Empowerment Magic): Virtues of a Queen

Recalling my youth and experience as a young black girl growing up in this society, I remember facing several obstacles. A few of these obstacles were: Self-hate, Oppression, Invisibility, and Silencing; even today as a woman, I still encounter them. However, through living and learning, I have earned virtues that equip me to overcome with the valiance of a QUEEN.

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Ties at the Top at the Bill Wright Saint Louis Open

The Bill Wright Saint Louis Open always proves to be an exciting event, and the 2019 edition was no exception. From class players looking to win some serious cash in the U2000, to open section underdogs hoping to knock off the tournament favorites, chess players of all kinds gather in Saint Louis every April to compete in the event.

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2019 Saint Louis Chess Club Year Calendar

Review the Chess Club's calendar of tournaments and events for 2019! 

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Fireworks Continued Off the Board After the 4th of July with the Sunday Spectacular

The Sunday Spectacular brought out a lot of players, including many younger players in the Saint Louis Chess community. We had 63 players take to the boards and play in this 5 round, dual rated tournament.

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Premier and Amateur Players Compete at Open Tournament

For the month of June, the Saint Louis Chess Club held another multi-day tournament, the Premier and Amateur. From June 22-June 24, 62 players competed in the two sections (19 in the Premier, which was FIDE Rated, and 43 in the Amateur, which was USCF Rated and Under 2000).

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Players Show Out at the Show Me Classic

The Saint Louis Chess Club hosted the Show Me Classic this past Saturday on May 26, 2018. Since it was a four round tournament, the event provided a nice start to the Memorial Day weekend.

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Ties Prevail at the Bill Wright Open

The Bill Wright Saint Louis Open is one of the premier open tournaments hosted by the Saint Louis Chess Club and this year’s edition had 23 players in the Open section and 57 players in the Under 2000 section, for a total of 80 players. The time control for both sections of the tournament was 90 minutes with a 30 second increment starting on move one.

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Bill Wright

Spectator Experience at the Candidates Tournament: Round 3

I had the pleasure of attending Round 3 of the World Chess Candidates Tournament in Berlin, Germany. And, with the great news of American Fabiano Caruana winning the tournament, I thought I'd share some of my experience.

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Tournament Blog: Seeing Three

This month, the Saint Louis Chess Club hosted the "3 to Get Ready" tournament on March 3rd with sections and prizes to reflect the interesting “3” concept.  The tournament was played in 3 sections: an U3333 section, which had 8 players, an U1833 section which had 20 players, and an U1333 section which had 16 players.

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Aaron Grabinsky

Grandmasters and Amateurs Battle It Out in Each Section

The 10th Annual Metro Class Championship saw 69 players come and compete across 6 different sections. The time control was 90 minutes with a 30 second increment starting on Move 1.

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