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Today in Chess | Zugdidi vs. Saint Louis

Eight scholastic players from the Saint Louis Chess Club play students from the Zugdidi Chess School in the country of Georgia in a friendly one-round rapid match on Join Mike Kummer & Ben Simon for the move-by-move.

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Scholastic Chess at The Moto Museum!

A scholastic chess tournament was held at The Moto Museum. The students were treated to 3 or 4 rounds of chess, with motorcycles in between. Isaac Schrantz interviews Scholastic Manager Kareem Talhouni about this fun day.


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Ultimate Machine War! | AlphaZero vs. Stockfish (Part 1) - IM Vitaly Neimer

International Master Vitaly Neimer examines the relationship between chess players and engines, and how it has changed. See a game from the AlphaZero-Stockfish match. Should humans fear AlphaZero?

AlphaZero (Computer) vs Stockfish (Computer), AlphaZero - Stockfish (2017): E15 Queen's Indian, Nimzovich variation (exaggerated fianchetto)

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Fabi Wins!! | Candidates Tournament 2018

Let the party begin! Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana clinches the challenger's spot in the World Chess Championship 2018. Upon hearing the news from Berlin, Fabi's parents, Santina and Lou Caruana, celebrate with the Chess Club staff in Saint Louis.

This is a behind-the-scenes look at the closing moments of the final round in the Candidates Tournament.


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Scholastics Chess Curriculum Update

As work on the third level of the 12-level curriculum nears completion, we present the following refresher on the Instructional Standards the curriculum is built upon, and the vision for the curriculum’s value to instructors.

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Irina Krush

Scholastic Tournament Blog: 2018 March Madness

During the end of March, many families flock to various tropical destinations for Spring Break; however, 185 dedicated chess players congregated for battle over the chess board on Saturday, March 24, on the SLU Campus.

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Why I Invented A Chess Opening

By International Master Vitaly Neimer


There is no dispute between chess experts that the opening is one of the most important phases of a chess game. One’s opening can ensure fighting chess which will lead to victory, or make one’s game go down in flames. Either way, choosing an opening repertoire might be one of the most important decisions a chess player can do in his or her career.

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