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Top Female Chess Players to Compete in Cairns Cup in Saint Louis

Top Female Chess Players to Compete in Cairns Cup in Saint Louis

Saint Louis Chess Club to host elite international players in tournament that offers one of the largest chess prize funds for women

 

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Schmitt, Hassan, Saint Louis Chess Club Host Bipartisan Congressional Chess Tournament with Leading Chess Figures, Saint Louis Students in Nation’s Capital

Event held in celebration of 10th anniversary of Congressional proclamation naming Saint Louis as the Chess Capital of the United States

 

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2023 U.S. Chess Champions: Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana Defends Title to Become Three-Time U.S. Champion; International Master Carissa Yip Wins Second Title in Women’s Division

SAINT LOUIS (October 19, 2023) – Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana and International Master Carissa Yip took top honors out of a field of elite American chess players in the 2023 U.S. Chess Championship and 2023 U.S. Women’s Chess Championship, respectively. 

 

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Grandmaster Sam Sevian Delivers Brilliant Performance to Win 2023 Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX

SAINT LOUIS, September 12, 2023 - GM Sam Sevian won the 2023 Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX after a brilliant final day, where he defeated a competitive field including legendary former World Champion Garry Kasparov and World No. 2 Fabiano Caruana to take home the $37,500 first place prize. Chess 9LX was hosted by the Saint Louis Chess Club at the World Chess Hall of Fame September 8-11, 2023.

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Saint Louis Chess Club To Host Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX

Tournament to Feature Ten of the Top Chess Players including Legendary World Champion Garry Kasparov

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IM Elect Alice Lee, GM Abhimanyu Mishra and GM Melikset Khachiyan Crowned Winners in National Junior and Senior Championships in Saint Louis

SAINT LOUIS (July 27, 2023) – All eyes were on Saint Louis as tournament play for the 2023 U.S. Girls’ Junior, U.S. Junior and U.S. Senior Championships hosted by the Saint Louis Chess Club came to an exciting conclusion this week.

 

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Saint Louis Chess Club to Host Legends and Rising Stars of American Chess

SAINT LOUIS - June 29, 2023 - Top American junior and senior chess players will return to Saint Louis for the 2023 U.S. Senior, Junior, and Girls’ Junior Championships hosted by the Saint Louis Chess Club. From July 15-25, 2023, the top 10 players across three divisions - juniors, girls, and seniors, will travel to compete for more than $130,000 in prizes.

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American Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan Named Chief Commentator and Spokesperson for Saint Louis Chess Club; Makes Saint Louis Permanent Residence

SAINT LOUIS, June 22, 2023 - The Saint Louis Chess Club today announced the appointment of Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan as its Chief Commentator and Spokesperson. Now a Saint Louis resident, Yasser joins twenty other grandmasters who call the city home, one of just a few cities in the world with as many grandmasters in residence.

 

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IM Anna Zatonskih Wins 2023 Cairns Cup Hosted by the Saint Louis Chess Club, Takes Home $45,000 Top Prize

 

SAINT LOUIS, June 20, 2023 - With one round to spare, International Master (IM) Anna Zatonskih defied the odds to win the 2023 Cairns Cup. The four-time U.S. Women’s Champion called the win her best achievement of her chess career as she took the grand prize of $45,000, despite starting as the lowest-rated player in the field. Zatonskih also earned her first norm toward the Grandmaster (GM) title.

 

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Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura and Grandmaster Irina Krush Win The Second Annual American Cup

SAINT LOUIS, March 28, 2023 - Grandmasters Hikaru Nakamura and Irina Krush bested a field of elite chess players from across the United States to take top honors in the 2023 Open and Women’s American Cup tournaments, respectively.

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