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  • St. Louis U.S. Chess Championship Report

    "At one point I was sitting in a big comfy green chair watching Nakamura win the US Championship."

    Once again we are treated to a John Brezina report from St. Louis. This time he was accompanied by Brian Wall, and later joined by Dwight Sehler and Elena Novik. I am pleased to have the privilege of selecting and captioning the pictures that Mr. Brezina took at the 2019 U.S. Championship. The heading photo is the street scene outside the St. Louis Chess Club. See all of John's... Read more >>

    4/13/2019 at 1:30pm Views: 477

  • DCC March 2019 Report

    "There are kids all over the world right now looking at online chess lessons because they want to be like Tani, not Kasparov or Carlsen..."

    Not being a sentimental type of guy, it is hard for me to label any chess news article heartwarming. But the nationwide story of an 8-year-old Nigerian refugee, Tanitoluwa Adewumi, (he goes by the nickname, "Tani") winning his division of the New York State Championship is exactly that; Heartwarming. Emotionally uplifting. The boy and his family had immigrated to America and were... Read more >>

    3/28/2019 at 11:12am Views: 513

  • DCC February 2019 Report

    ...the 2019 Denver Open, scheduled for April 26 - 28th, is not going to be just another weekend tournament.

    I am pleased to report we have set a DCC Tuesday night attendance record. For round 2 of the February tournament, we paired 70 players for the USCF rated games. Nicely balanced sections to boot. 11 boards in the Open section, and 12 boards in both the U1900 and U1500 sections. In addition, we are seeing a regular cast of casual players. Making the club more well rounded for all chess players.... Read more >>

    2/28/2019 at 9:24pm Views: 461

  • St. Louis Champions Showdown Report

    ... a once in a lifetime trip that every chess player should make.

    Once again John Brezina attended a great St. Louis Chess Club tournament. This time accompanied by Kevin Seidler. We have the benefit of them both writing about their experience at the St. Louis Champions Showdown. Which was another interesting tournament format from the premier chess club in America. Mr. Brezina has again allowed me the privilege of selecting and captioning his photos... Read more >>

    2/27/2019 at 12:56pm Views: 251

  • John Brezina's Cairns Cup Report

    Rex and Jeanne Sinquefield have and continue to do so much for chess. Elevating it to the professional standards it deserves.

    Through his travels, John Brezina has become acquainted with many of the movers and shakers in the chess world. Including Rex and Jeanne Sinquefield, founders of the of the St. Louis Chess Club. We all know the Sinquefield's are doing wonders for chess here in the United States. Most recently staging the Cairns Cup. Here is Mr. Brezina's report and photos from that event. I'm pleased that once... Read more >>

    2/20/2019 at 12:03pm Views: 378

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