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GM Ramirez Defends the Saint Louis Open!

By Alejandro Ramirez

Every tournament has its favorites. Even in tournaments as strong as the 2015 U.S. Chess Championship -- where each of its 12 participants were grandmasters -- there were clearly a few standouts who seemed more likely to take the throne. This was also the case at the Saint Louis Open on April 17-19 – but as with every good tournament, there were many, many surprises from the get go. 

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Inaugural Grand Chess Tour Unveiled In Saint Louis

SAINT LOUIS (April 24, 2015) – After two editions, the Sinquefield Cup had already proved itself as the gold standard of global chess tournaments. For 2015, the Saint Louis, MO super-tournament will find itself in good company.

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Garry Kasparov vs. Nigel Short, Live at the CCSCSL April 24-26

SAINT LOUIS (April 7, 2015) – World chess legends Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short will meet later this month for the first Battle of the Legends exhibition match, to be held in Saint Louis, the Chess Capital of the United States.

On April 25-26, former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov and famed English Grandmaster Nigel Short will play a series of blitz and rapid games at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL), rekindling the duo’s match at the 1993 World Chess Championship.

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Our Resident Master: Aviv Friedman

One of the elements that sets the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis as one of the nation’s premier chess facilities is our constant rotation of Resident Grandmasters -- though this time, we’re making a very special exception.

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Musings of a Resident GM: Yasser Talks 2015 Championships

Dear Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis members,The 2015 U.S. Chess Championships, the nation’s premiere event, is less than three weeks away and everything is in a state of meticulous, carefully staged preparation.

That is: Chaos reigns at the Chess Club.

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Musings of a Resident GM: Yasser is a Man of Principles!

Dear members of the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis,

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Coryea Sweeps February Knights; March Registration Open

February’s inclement weather resulted in an unusually high number of half-point bye requests in the early rounds of February’s Wednesday Knights Tournament -- thought it wasn’t enough to stop Knights regular Daniel Coryea (1800), who braved the conditions each week to collect a perfect 4/4 score.

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UMB Bank Lends Support to Scholastic Chess Program

The Chess Club’s Scholastic Chess Initiative has been growing steadily over the past six years, delivering impactful educational programming to students across the socio-economic spectrum -- and now it’s finally getting some corporate backing.

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Basis Policy Research Literature Review of Chess Studies

Remaining at the forefront of chess in education, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis proudly introduces the Chess and Education Research Portal, a new repository of research that aims to advance exploration into the educational value of chess.

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Record Turnout for Metro Class Championship

Last weekend’s beautiful weather encouraged a record number of participants to come play in the 7th Annual Metro Class championship -- a 60-player field divided into six rating sections. The winner of each class was guaranteed $250 and the title of class champion, but players were offered extra incentive to fight for a perfect 3/3 score for an additional $50 bonus.

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