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Seirawan to Saint Louis as Acting Resident GM

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SAINT LOUIS (August 24, 2012) -- Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan will arrive in Saint Louis on September 3 to serve as the acting Resident Grandmaster of the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.

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Exciting Finish at Final Scholastic Tourney of Summer

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GM Finegold Resigns Position at CCSCSL

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Club Hosts All-Day Merit Badge Workshop for Area Scouts


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On July 28, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis hosted its first-ever Chess Merit Badge workshop. The CCSCSL has so far been focusing on supporting local chess merit badge counselors, but with the help of the Boy Scouts of America, we were actually able to host our own event here at the Chess Club.

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Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield honored by U.S. Chess Federation

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July Beginner Tourney Recap

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Thoughts on the Amateur & Premeire

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By Alex Marler

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Saint Louis Chess Players Represent on World Stage

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SAINT LOUIS (July 11, 2012) -- With two players ranked in the top 15 in the world, the United States will be well represented for the upcoming 2012 World Chess Olympiad, scheduled to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, August 27 through September 10.

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U.S. Women's Olympiad Team Sets Sights on Gold

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Royal Rumble Recap

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By Mike Kummer

The CCSCSL's second scholastic tournament of the summer, the Royal Rumble Bash, was a great success. Because the Premiere and Amateur was being hosted the same day at the Chess Club, 27 players made the trek across Maryland Avenue to the World Chess Hall of Fame to play the event in the aura of the all-time greats.

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