The Summer Slam Bash kicked off the Chess Club’s Summer Scholastic Tournament Series. A total of 22 kids in grades K-8 competed for the nine different trophies.
This article was originally published on stlpublicradio.org on June 11.
They say good things come to those who wait. Unfortunately, that’s shaping up to be true.
SAINT LOUIS (June 11, 2014) -- Ten of the top young chess players in the United States will compete in the 2014 U.S. Junior Closed Championship June 19-29 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL).But there’s more than just the title on the line. The winner also will receive the $3,000 top prize and, more importantly, an automatic invitation to the 2015 U.S. Championship.
This article was originally published on stlpublicradio.org on June 4.
The word circus conjures several interpretations, a different idea according to every one’s experience. Many of those definitions, as Circus Flora teaches us, can brilliantly oppose each other in both harmony and balance – and that the chess player can appreciate.
Grandmaster Alejandro Ramirez presents a lecture at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis where he analyzes chess compositions.
This article was originally published on stlpublicradio.org on May 28.
The words “watch your back” have never rung so clear.
The 2014 national championships are less than two weeks old, but as America’s heavyweights retreat to their corners, the class of tomorrow has already hopped into the ring.
SAINT LOUIS (May 27, 2014) -- On the heels of the recently concluded 2014 U.S. Championships, some of the top players in the country once again are converging upon Saint Louis for the 2014 Saint Louis Invitational. This event is actually two separate 10-player round robins, one a GM Norm event and the other an IM Norm event.
As is tradition, Saint Louis Mayor Francis Slay joined us in congratulating the competitors at the 2014 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women's Championship closing ceremony. This year however, the Mayor brought along one of the city's highest honors. After thanking Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield for their support of chess in Saint Louis and their philanthropic efforts throughout the city, Mayor Slay presented Jeanne and Rex with a key to the city of Saint Louis.
You were expecting someone else?
The tight drama of the 2014 U.S. Championships turned out to be all for show. Several of the nation’s top 22 players took turns stealing headlines and taking their shots at the top, but when the dust of the near two-week long fight cleared, the two champions left standing were the same two champions as before.