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Queens hold ground on day 2


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Kings storm Queens on day 1

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By Aviv Friedman

As expected, the first day of the Kings vs. Queens tournament produced the fireworks everyone had hoped for! Taking into consideration the fast pace of both formats (rapid and chess960), the games were exciting, uncompromising and thankfully for the spectators, not free of mistakes and heartbreakers.

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K v Q Opening Ceremony

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By Aviv Friedman

After running three consecutive U.S. Championships that featured record-breaking prize funds and unparalleled conditions, a new brainchild of the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis was christened tonight.

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Karpov, Polgar out of Kings vs. Queens


SAINT LOUIS, September 8, 2011 -- Two players have withdrawn from the Kings vs. Queens tournament, which is scheduled to begin this week in Saint Louis. Former World Champion Grandmaster Anatoly Karpov and Grandmaster Judit Polgar are both unable to attend, and tournament organizers have restructured the two fields to maintain rating equality between the two teams.

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U.S. Chess League: Round 1 Recap

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By GM Ben Finegold

The U.S. Chess League is back for its seventh season, and the Saint Louis Arch Bishops started the new season with a revamped line-up.

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August Knights Recap



Five rounds of play were not enough to declare a decisive winner at the August Knights as four players tied for the top spot.

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Beginner's Tournament Draws Record Turnout

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Week 1: August 31

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By Mike Kummer, Assistant Manager of the Arch Bishops

The Saint Louis Arch Bishops head into its second season in the U.S. Chess League with a revamped roster and a mission to make the play-offs. The team missed the play-offs in its inaugural season with a record of 5-5.

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And the winner is ...



Missouri Invitational Championship

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