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  • What's Your Chess Personality?

    There are 64 squares on a chessboard, and many more ways to play the game. We all know the styles of the great world champions: Fischer's relentless accuracy, Petrosian's impregnable defense, Karpov's clean and positional chess, Kasparov's sheer... | Read More

  • Komodo Devours Lenderman; Hikaru Match Slated Jan.

    Humans long ago relinquished their claim as the world’s best chess players to the computer engines that now play the most accurate version of chess and who now exclusively probe the leading edge of game’s discoveries. While play... | Read More

  • Melik Suggests Video Series

    For 10 video lessons, GM Melikset Khachiyan is here to analyze his preferred variations of different openings. Melik is one of our favorite coaches but he is also a world-class player. Our lessons will come from games of his own and his students. ... | Read More

  • The Best Game Of Millionaire Chess Contest Winner

    The Millionaire Chess Open concluded last week in Las Vegas with a dramatic win in the open section by world-number-two Hikaru Nakamura, who took home $100,000 as the top prize in the world's richest open chess tournament. was on site ... | Read More

  • Titled Tuesday: What You Need To Know

    Titled Tuesday is's flagship competitive event, and starting in October 2015, there will be double the fun with two tournaments on the first Tuesday of every month. Any verified titled player may participate for free, with the chance t... | Read More

    • Caruana Prevails in Unique Match with Nakamura

      Photo Saint Louis Chess Club The top two players in the U.S., Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana, recently faced off in a four day exhibition match, featuring basque, fischer random, rapid, and blitz games. In the first blitz game, Caruana ... | Read More

    • St. Louis Showdown Photos

      The first photo is of Lulu, one of the club staff at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis @ccscsl. Last weekend I travelled to see the scene during the rapid and blitz rounds of the 2015 Showdown. The top two Americans (who sport the ... | Read More

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      • | Nov 22, 2015
    • Checkmates of the day 29

      World Champion Vladimir Kramnik won against the currently best american player Hikaru Nakamura in Monte Carlo in 2011: Black to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Magnus Carlsen won against the currently best russian player Alexander Gri... | Read More

    • Fischer Random - Chess960 in St.Louis

      Hi people!   Why 960? We need 1 dark square bishop and 1 light square bishop. We have 4 dark squares and 4 light squares on the rank. 4 x 4 = 16 way to put them on the board. So we have 6 squares left. To castle long (a-side) and short (h... | Read More

      • Haggard-CC
      • | Nov 15, 2015
    • Not So Random in Saint Louis.

      About 9-10 hours ago my friend glider1001 posted this to me. Whip, I am concerned that people are going to try and drop the "random" out of Fischer random Chess960. There are some that don't understand that randomizing the start positions is the... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Bhat, Vinay

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    Vinay S. Bhat was born on June 4, 1984.  In 1995, he was America’s youngest master at 10 years, 6 months (since broken by Hikaru Nakamura).   Jordy Mont-Reynaud set the old record as youngest master in 1994.  He tied for ... Read More »

  • Grandmaster

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    First used in connection with chess as a player of highest class in 1838.  On February 18, 1838, the London newspaper Bell’s Life published a letter by a reader to award the title of Grandmaster to William Lewis.   The title o... Read More »