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Push it! - Sean in Saint Louis


    • Chess as a Sport

      Hey everybody!  Our local chess enthusiast and chess supporter Rex Sinquefield, founder of the Chess Club and Scholastic Center Saint Louis and recently the World Chess Hall of Fame has pushed the debate on Chess as a sport to our state!  Rex ... | Read More

      • strani
      • | Dec 15, 2011
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      • | 49 comments
    • Human Chess - Nakamura v Finegold

      Human chess! So fortunately the weather held up today in Saint Louis and the rest day activity went ahead as planned with a human chess game played out on a large board with the street blocked off. GM Nakamura vs GM Ben Feingold. Nakamura had the... | Read More

      • strani
      • | May 21, 2010
      • | 7337 views
      • | 27 comments
    • Hanging out at the 2010 US Championship

      So this year is kind of bittersweet for me regarding the 2010 US Chess Championship. I've been away on holiday for the opening ceremonies and the first 3 rounds. The internet connection on the beach was so bad I would be sitting on the beach hou... | Read More

      • strani
      • | May 19, 2010
      • | 1556 views
      • | 7 comments
    • R.I.P. James "The James Game" Miller

      James Miller, passed away age 57 from cancer this last weekend. James was the only guy that wouldn't cringe to play me when I started showing up at the CCSCSL. He was a great guy, generally a happy disposition, he would play anyone.  James will ... | Read More

      • strani
      • | May 3, 2010
      • | 3549 views
      • | 19 comments
    • Breaking out of E Class and Breaking Down: Part II

      Only the 26th of December I put on the warm coat and the scarf and sweater and headed off to the CCSCSL for the Christmas Open, my last tournament of the year.  I had accomplished my goal of breaking a 1200 USCF rating and was looking to relax du... | Read More

      • strani
      • | Jan 19, 2010
      • | 4485 views
      • | 17 comments
    • Fighting out of the E Class. My first year of OTB. Part 1

      My goal for learning chess in 2009 was to break 1200 in the USCF rating system. So I thought I'd write a little bit about my intro to chess and what has helped me the most. Part 1 is about losing. Part 2 will highlight the things I believe have he... | Read More

      • strani
      • | Nov 8, 2009
      • | 3002 views
      • | 24 comments
    • 2v2 Tourny CCSCSL - Back to OTB!

      After a long month without getting to the Chess Club and Scholastic Center Saint Louis, CCSCSL, Saturday the club hosted it's first 2v2 Club Championship. My chess buddy Dan had some family stuff to take care of but I showed up anyway hoping anoth... | Read More

      • strani
      • | Oct 25, 2009
      • | 2326 views
      • | 8 comments
    • Workin' on the Chess Media

      What a week! I've been really lucky to work with the media team covering the US Chess Championship, last May, and recently the 2009 U.S. Women's Championship which just finished today. Here are some of the videos I got to make/help make/produce/ e... | Read More

      • strani
      • | Oct 13, 2009
      • | 1795 views
      • | 6 comments
    • f4, Going Bird then getting scared.

      I think that's the title. I pushed f4 and my opponent at wed. night's OTB tourny didn't go for e5, this gave us some time to play. Below you'll find the game, I'd appreciate any help or suggestions as I'm not going to stop playing the Bird and jus... | Read More

      • strani
      • | Nov 22, 2008
      • | 1041 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Round 3 of the October Knights at the St. Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center

      So, October brings another Wednesday night tourny at the the St. Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center. I played a very good game last week against a superior opponent and I wasn't exactly looking forward to playing last night. I haven't won a t... | Read More

      • strani
      • | Oct 9, 2008
      • | 611 views
      • | 0 comments