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2012 Super Team Championship Recap

[imagefield_assist|fid=15387|preset=fullsize|lightbox=true|title=GM Ben Finegold and NM Spencer Finegold made up 2/3 of team Winning!!, the victors of the Super Team Championship. Nick Karlow, not pictured, helped the Finegolds claim the crown.|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=700|height=445]

By Alex Marler

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U.S. Junior Closed Championship Begins Today

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Club member Kevin Cao to compete in U.S. Junior Closed

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SAINT LOUIS, July 9, 2012 -- Kevin Cao, 15, will compete against 15 of the top chess players in the country under the age of 21 for the title of U.S. Junior Closed Champion. The event will be held at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis in the Central West End July 10-15 and features an overall prize fund of $18,000.

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Summer Programming at the Chess Club

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By Alex Vergilesov

The dog days of the scorching summer weather in Saint Louis are ideal for chess! It's cool inside the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL), and we're stepping up our summer programming to continue to spread the benefits of chess to as many student as possible.

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June Knights Recap


By Mike Kummer


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Field, Prizes Increased for 2012 U.S. Junior Championship

[imagefield_assist|fid=15353|preset=fullsize|lightbox=true|title=IM Darwin yang secured his first GM norm in Saint Louis in April and earned his second GM norm this week in New York. He will be looking to make his mark at the Junior Championship this year.|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=700|height=477]


SAINT LOUIS, June 26, 2012 -- The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis has increased both the size of the field and the prize fund for the 2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championship, scheduled from July 10 through July 16. 

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Beginner Tourney, Scholastic Tourney Recaps


By Ken West

Saint Louis Chess Club member Clark Zhang Berry flashed his long red hair in Samsonian fashion and lived up to his top rating (1506) in the K-8 section of the Second Annual Summer Slam Bash Saturday. Berry scored a perfect 4/4, good for the first place trophy in the 24-person field.

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Karpov Defeats Seirawan in Blitz Showdown

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By WGM Jennifer Shahade

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