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Saint Louis Open, Invitational Standings and Pairings

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SAINT LOUIS, March 6, 2011 -- The Saint Louis Invitational is wide open after round four with four players tied for first with scores of 2.5/4. Four others have scores of 2/4.

GM Ray Robson defeated GM Melikset Khachiyan to pull into a tie for first place.


GM Julio Becerra notched a victory over GM Jesse Kraai.

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Record turnout at Beginner's Tournament

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Two spots remain for 2011 U.S. Championship, Women’s field set

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SAINT LOUIS, February 15, 2011 -- All but two spots have been confirmed for the 2011 U.S. Championship, scheduled to be held concurrently with the U.S. Women’s Championship in Saint Louis April 13-28, and two significant surprises have helped shape a dynamic field that will compete for more than $166,000 in prizes.

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CCSCSL Staff Dominates Club Ladder

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Hikaru Dominates World's Best

[imagefield_assist|fid=9058|preset=fullsize|lightbox=true|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=250|height=375]SAINT LOUIS, January 31, 2010 -- Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura, the highest rated player in the U.S., delivered the most impressive chess tournament victory by an American since Bobby Fischer won the World Championship in 1972.

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2011 Club Championship

Final Recap

The dust has settled and we have a clear winner - Resident GM Ben Finegold! Congratulations to Ben and to all the other competitors who participated. There were some upsets (Spencer Finegold bested Doug Eckert, Jason Zhou defeated William Nesham) and the games were all exciting. Check out the game section to see the players in action.[imagefield_assist|fid=9024|preset=article_thumb|lightbox=true|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=250|height=167]

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Chess Carnival at Mo. History Museum



SAINT LOUIS, January 25, 2010 -- This Sunday, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis and the Missouri History Museum will put on a Chess Carnival in conjunction with the exhibit Treasures of NAPOLEON. Join Grandmaster (GM) Ben Finegold and chess club staff at the History Museum's MacDermott Grand Hall from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Janaury 30.

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