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Sinquefields honored at Mo. Sports HOF induction

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Chess Club founders Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield were each recognized and honored Sunday night at the 2012 Missouri Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Springfield, Mo.

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January Knights Recap


Rodney Vaughn started the New Year with a successful tournament that clinched a spot in the 2012 Knights Championship. In 2011, it took Rodney nine attempts to qualify.

Rodney's 4-0 performance netted him a $50 Gift Certificate to the Chess Club. Never resting on his laurels, he plans on putting it toward lessons with Resident Grandmaster Ben Finegold.

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Waldo Odak Open Recap


By Alex Marler 

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Kasparov vs. Sinquefield in simul exhibition

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Club Founder Rex Sinquefield attended a fundraiser for the Kasparov Chess Foundation in New York last week, and had the opportunity to take on former World Champion Garry Kasparov in a simul.

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Ho- Ho- Holiday Bash Recap



By Alex Marler

The 2011 edition of the Holiday Bash proved quite exciting with unexpected results across all the boards, along with crushed dreams of victory. Okay, maybe I was the only one suffering hallucinations of first place. Considering how trying the Holiday season can prove for everyone schedules, 47 joyful souls still managed to turn up for this festive event, which featured three sections: the Open (1700+), U1700, and the U1300.

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Vergilesov wins Knights Championship

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Rex Sinquefield to be inducted into Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

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Adopt-A-Student, Adopt-A-School Drive


Our Scholastic Chess Program has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past year, and now we're asking you to be a part of its continued success!

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The CCSCSL Invitational: Final Recap

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By GM Ben Finegold

The CCSCSL Invitational wrapped up Friday night with a lot of exciting games. I was wondering two things went I went to sleep Thursday: Would GM Georgi Kacheishvili continue his blistering pace? And would IM Angelo Young be able to tighten up and avoid a clean sweep?

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