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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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2015 U.S. Chess Championships Saint Louis Art Museum Opening Ceremonies

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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CCSCSL Welcomes GM Walter Browne

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis is thrilled to welcome legendary GM Walter Browne in his first visit to the U.S. Capital of Chess.

The legendary Browne, a six-time U.S. Champion and apparent king of the Open tournament, will participate in the Saint Louis Thanksgiving Open from Nov. 7-9 and surround the competition with several special lectures and discussions on life as an American chess hero throughout the 1970s and 80s.

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SUNDAY at the CCSCSL: WashU vs. Lindenwood Braggin' Rights

This Sunday, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center is hosting a special grudge match between two of Saint Louis’ collegiate chess programs: Lindenwood versus Washington University.

Sunday's match is the third annual meeting between the two Saint Louis programs, with Lindenwood winning the previous two. This year’s battle, however, has grown to its biggest and strongest field yet: The 2014 showdown features 12 boards, with several quality matchups on the top boards.

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Presicci Wins October Knights, Eyes November

The Monthly Knights tournaments are a great option for those tournament-inclined players who cannot commit to full weekend events. A new Knights tournament begins on the first Monday of every month, with each Monday evening bringing a new round -- and players may request a half-point bye for any round they may miss. This Swiss-style tournament regularly brings in players of all strengths and features payouts to three divisions (Open, U2000 and U1600), as well as longer time controls (G/70; d5) than some of the Chess Club’s other events.

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November 7-9: The 2014 Saint Louis Thanksgiving Open

One of the Saint Louis Chess Club’s premier Open events of the year is just around the corner -- don’t let the Thanksgiving Open sneak up on you! The fourth-annual ALS Benefit Tournament has been scheduled early this season, from November 7-9, 2014, allowing for a very special CCSCSL event at the end of the month.

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GM Finegold, Newcomer Sundarresan Win National Chess Day Tournaments

Saturday, October 11 was 2014 National Chess Day, and the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis celebrated the holiday with two tournaments: an afternoon rated-beginner’s event, limited to players rated below 1300; and an evening of blitz chess, in a nine-round tournament open to everyone. Twenty-four players, including seven unrated United States Chess Federation-newcomers, showed for NCD’s rated-beginner tournament. The four-round event featured a prize fund of $150 for an entry fee of just $5 -- though it was free for all new USCF signups.

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National Chess Day 2014 - Newcomer and Expert Tournaments

The Saint Louis Chess Club wants you to celebrate National Chess Day on Saturday, Oct. 11! We're featuring two different tournaments -- one for experienced zugzwangers, and another for brand new pawnpushers!

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