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    • RIP - Ronald Finegold - 1937-2014

      My dad passed away this morning after a long illness:RIP - Ronald Finegold, April 5, 1937 - July 15, 2014. He was 77. He played Bobby Fischer in 1963. He and my mom celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 3, 2014. His last USCF rated game... | Read More

    • 2600

      I won a game today in the Ladder Day Saturday at the CCSCSL, so, I am once again 2600!  MUCH better than that silly 2599... yuck! I am on a roll, winning 22 consecutive slow rated games.  I need to find more players Under 1600, maybe Under 1500... | Read More

    • 2599

      Recently, my USCF rating rose to 2599 (arrgh!) as I have won 21 consecutive USCF rated games.  I have not been 2600 in over 2 years, and, with the 2014 Bill Wright Saint Louis Open coming up next weekend, I may be 2600 very soon, or possibly neve... | Read More

    • March Knights

      The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) has a month long tournament every month, with one round per week Monday night at 7PM. This month, March, has a great tourney, with almost 20 participants, and an unusual 5 rounds (!) as... | Read More

    • 2014 Mid-America Open

      The 2014 Mid-America Open was held in Clayton, MO from March 14-16, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.  There was a record turnout of about 260 players in seven sections. Click here to see the USCF rating report. I tied for first with 4-1, with GMs... | Read More