Posts Tagged ‘saint louis’

2014 Sinquefield Cup Strongest Chess Tournament in History

The 2014 Sinquefield Cup will be the highest-rated tournament in the history of chess, bringing six of the world’s top-nine Grandmasters together at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. Last year, the inaugural super-tournament thrilled spectators as the strongest chess competition ever held on U.S. soil. For its 2014 encore, beginning August […]

Saint Louis to host 2014 U.S. Championships

The best chess players in the U.S. will gather in Saint Louis once again to fight for the title of U.S. Champion and U.S. Women’s Champion. For the sixth consecutive year Saint Louis will host the top chess tournaments in the nation. GM Gata Kamsky will defend his title at the 2014 U.S. Championship while […]

Seirawan to Saint Louis as Acting Resident GM

Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan will arrive in Saint Louis on September 3 to serve as the acting Resident Grandmaster of the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. Seirawan, a four-time U.S. Champion and former World Championship contender, came out of retirement in 2011 to play in the U.S. Championship, which was held in Saint […]

Nakamura seeks third U.S. Championship title in St. Louis

Fields set for 2012 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship The fields are set for both the 2012 U.S. Championship and 2012 U.S. Women’s Championship, scheduled to be held simultaneously May 7 through May 20 in St. Louis. Grandmaster Gata Kamsky and International Master Anna Zatonskih each look to defend their respective titles against strong […]

Whirlwind Rapid Play Ends International Match

Tornado warnings sent the four grandmasters in the international match to the basement more than once at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis Wednesday, but the unusual had already hit the boards. GMs Hikaru Nakamura and Ray Robson each won with black in the first of their two rapid games on the […]

Saint Louis GMs Prevail in First Rapid Showdown

The two Saint Louis grandmasters prevailed in the first day of rapid chess in the international match Tuesday at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, each notching a win with white and holding with the black pieces. GM Hikaru Nakamura showed a risky plan that would not work in longer time controls […]

Nakamura, Robson Pull Ahead in Round 6

Grandmasters Hikaru Nakamura and Ray Robson each won with white Sunday to take the lead going into the rapid portion of their international matches at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. Nakamura’s win gives him a 3.5-2.5 lead over Ukrainian Grandmaster Ruslan Ponomariov. Robson leads Finegold 4-2. The match resumes with two […]

Draws Abound in Rounds 4 and 5 in Saint Louis

The world did not end Saturday, even though Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura again played the King’s Indian Defense against GM Ruslan Ponomariov, and the fifth game in the international match ended in a draw. Their match is tied at 2.5 each. The game between GM Ben Finegold and GM Ray Robson went a epic 137 moves, […]

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