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World's Largest Chess Piece Unveiled in Saint Louis

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The Bill Wright Saint Louis Open Recap

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By GM Ben Finegold

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Schoolhouse Rook: A Successful Spring

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By Alex Vergilesov

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis is taking chess to Illinois in a big way. One of the last Spring programs this year has begun at Annette Harris Officer Elementary School, in the East Saint Louis School District.

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2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championship set for Saint Louis

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SAINT LOUIS, March 29, 2012 -- The 2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championship will be held at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis July 6-20 this year. 

This marks the third consecutive year this prestigious event will be held in Saint Louis.

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March Knights Tourney Recap



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Parkway District Chess Championship

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Isaiah Gadson Wins State Championship

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Pattonville High School junior Isaiah Gadson took first place at the Missouri State Scholastic Championship Chess Tournament on March 10 in Jefferson City. He scored a huge upset victory over NM Kevin Cao in the final round to secure the title. Isaiah edged out Parkway West student and CCSCSL club member William Tong on tiebreaks.

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