Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share. Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! http://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com Chess as a SportHey 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 ...http://www.chess.com/blog/strani/chess-as-a-sportThu, 15 Dec 2011 10:53:16 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/strani/chess-as-a-sportHuman Chess - Nakamura v FinegoldHuman 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...http://www.chess.com/blog/strani/human-chess---nakamura-v-finegoldFri, 21 May 2010 14:56:58 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/strani/human-chess---nakamura-v-finegoldHanging 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...http://www.chess.com/blog/strani/hanging-out-at-the-2010-us-championshipWed, 19 May 2010 11:13:04 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/strani/hanging-out-at-the-2010-us-championshipR.I.P. James "The James Game" MillerJames 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 ...http://www.chess.com/blog/strani/rip-james-quotthe-james-gamequot-millerMon, 03 May 2010 15:20:41 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/strani/rip-james-quotthe-james-gamequot-millerBreaking out of E Class and Breaking Down: Part IIOnly 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...http://www.chess.com/blog/strani/breaking-out-of-e-class-and-breaking-down-part-iiTue, 19 Jan 2010 21:15:25 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/strani/breaking-out-of-e-class-and-breaking-down-part-iiFighting out of the E Class. My first year of OTB. Part 1My 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...http://www.chess.com/blog/strani/fighting-out-of-the-e-class-my-first-year-of-otbSun, 08 Nov 2009 13:44:27 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/strani/fighting-out-of-the-e-class-my-first-year-of-otb2v2 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...http://www.chess.com/blog/strani/finally-some-otbSun, 25 Oct 2009 13:20:14 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/strani/finally-some-otbWorkin' on the Chess MediaWhat 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...http://www.chess.com/blog/strani/workin-on-the-chess-mediaTue, 13 Oct 2009 21:26:44 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/strani/workin-on-the-chess-mediaf4, 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...http://www.chess.com/blog/strani/f4-going-bird-then-getting-scaredSat, 22 Nov 2008 09:58:34 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/strani/f4-going-bird-then-getting-scaredRound 3 of the October Knights at the St. Louis Chess Club and Scholastic CenterSo, 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...http://www.chess.com/blog/strani/round-3-of-the-october-knights-at-the-st-louis-chess-club-and-scholastic-centerThu, 09 Oct 2008 14:46:59 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/strani/round-3-of-the-october-knights-at-the-st-louis-chess-club-and-scholastic-centerSeptember Knights at the St. Louis Chess Club and Scholastic CenterFirst game of the September Knights tournament, first place wins entry into the Club Tournament next March. As a newcomer to tournament chess I competed in the August Knights Tournament and had a great deal of fun learning about tournament chess. ...http://www.chess.com/blog/strani/september-knights-at-the-st-louis-chess-club-and-scholastic-centerThu, 04 Sep 2008 18:42:48 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/strani/september-knights-at-the-st-louis-chess-club-and-scholastic-centerooops http://www.chess.com/blog/strani/ooopsThu, 28 Aug 2008 09:09:20 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/strani/ooops