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Coryea Wins Knights Championship


Dan Coryea is the winner of the 2012 Knights Championship. He was the only player that finished the event with a perfect 3-0 score. Dan has won five monthly Knights tournaments and one Knights Championship, securing his first Knights tournament way back in October 2008. He won back-to-back Knights tourneys earlier this summer.

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Doomsday Festival Recap


Global warming hit Saint Louis hard right in time for the Doomsday Festival. 60 degrees temperatures in mid-December helped boost attendance for all three events.  A total of 31 players turned out for the first tourney: the 10-Minute Decimation. Rules like "touch move" and "illegal moves end games" was in effect for all three events.

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Chess Thriving at Incarnate Word

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By Alex Vergilesov

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis had another successful semester, teaching chess to more than 1,200 students across the greater Saint Louis area. Now that the holidays are here, our scholastic staff is regrouping to prepare for the busy Spring 2013 semester.

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3 GMs Split First at Thanksgiving Open

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By Mike Kummer

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A Season of Firsts for Saint Louis

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By Matt Barrett

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With Norms off the Table, Players Fight for Prizes

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Results from round 8 ensured that there will be no norms earned at the CCSCSL Invitational, but the players are still fighting for prizes and ratings points. IM Levan Bregadze maintains a slim half-point lead in the IM Norm section, and IMs Steven Zierk, Justin Sakar, and Vitaly Neimer all are tied for first in the GM Norm section.

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Norm Hopes Dwindle after Round 6 at CCSCSL Invitational

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After six rounds at the CCSCSL Invitational, IM Vitaly Neimer continues his impressive play going undefeated thus far with a score of 4.5/6. Neimer can earn his second GM norm by scoring two points over the next three rounds (2/3).

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KCF Students Troff, Sevian Win Gold at World Youth

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SAINT LOUIS (November 26, 2012) -- Sam Sevian and Kayden Troff each won a gold medal at the World Youth Chess Championship, which concluded in Maribor, Slovenia, on November 18.

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