Tuesday, May 25, 2010

St. Louis becoming major player in chess

St. Louis may be known as a baseball town, but the Gateway City is quickly becoming a major player in another sport: Chess.

St. Louis is currently hosting the two-week tournament that will decide the U.S. chess championship.

The city's increasing importance in the chess world is largely due to development of the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis, founded three years ago by retired businessman and philanthropist Rex Sinquefield.
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