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2017 Saint Louis Winter Invitational

The Winter Norm Invitational was held at the Saint Louis Chess Club from February 16-21. The norm tournaments have become a Club highlight, for they provide an excellent opportunity for players seeking their Grand Master (GM) and International Master (IM) norms.

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Match of the Millennials


America’s Most Talented Juniors Challenge the World to a Chess Match

Five prominent chess organizations are partnering to bring the Match of the Millennials to Saint Louis

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Match of the Millennials

Sinquefield Cup Brings Grandmasters to St. Louis

Executive Director, Tony Rich, tells his story

I remember the first time I met a chess Grandmaster. It was the winter of 1999, and GM Sergey Kudrin came through Saint Louis to play against dozens of people at the same time. With just a couple hundred Grandmasters in the world, this was a rare opportunity for amateur players to match wits with a chess professional.

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From the Broadcast Desk of GM Alejandro Ramirez: Kasparov Still Has It

By GM Alejandro Ramirez 

I remember it rather clearly, though it was over ten years ago. I hadn't moved yet to America, and at that point I wasn't even sure that I would. I was sitting in my bedroom back in Costa Rica, watching the Topalov-Kasparov game. Kasparov would win Linares even if he lost, which he did... quite typical actually, Kasparov dominating a tournament. And then the news broke out: Kasparov was retiring.

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Give to Saint Louis on May 5 and Help Spread the Game of Chess!

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis is excited to be a part of Give STL Day, a 24-hour giving event that brings together nearly 800 nonprofit organizations from around the Saint Louis area! 

The giving period is Tuesday May 5 only, and we hope to have your support in pushing our scholastic initiative to over 5,000 Saint Louis area students, while setting a national example of the social and educational values of chess.

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Regular CCSCSL Programming Continues During U.S. Championships; April Knights Registration Now Open

All of the CCSCSL’s regular weekly programming will stay current during the 2015 U.S. Championships, except for the Sunday afternoon kids classes. That means another installment of our Monthly Knights tournament, which pairs players with one game a week every Wednesday evening for a Swiss tournament that lasts the whole month long!

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The 2015 U.S. Chess Championships Opening Ceremony at the Saint Louis Art Museum

Join us for the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 U.S. Chess Championships on Tuesday, March 31 at the Saint Louis Art Museum.

The Opening Ceremony will begin Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m. with a cocktail hour, followed by opening remarks from several special guests, including CCSCSL founder Rex Sinquefield and St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. Inductions will be made to both the U.S. and World Chess Halls of Fame, and 24 of America’s finest players will be introduced in the 2015 Drawing of Lots, unfolding the exciting schedule of the upcoming event.

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GM Seirawan to Host LIVE YouTube Lecture Wednesday

Hundreds of hours of FREE grandmaster lectures have given the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis one of the top-subscribing YouTube chess channels in the world!

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Proleiko Repeats as CCSCSL Monthly Knights Champion

One of the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis’ rising local stars, Julian Proleiko, became the 2014 Knights Champion after employing the Benko Gambit to upend Thalia Cervantes in the final round of the December Knights championship event.

Game analysis provided by Grandmaster Ben Finegold

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Nakamura, Aronian to go Five Rounds in Showdown in Saint Louis

SAINT LOUIS (November 4, 2014) – From the same venue that hosts such high-quality events as the U.S. Championships and the global super-tournament Sinquefield Cup, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis now presents a high-stakes slugfest between two of the world’s heavyweights.

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