Thursday, July 21, 2011

Kings v. Queens Chess Tournament

News!  That "Battle of the Sexes" chess tournament I've been hearing about - it's called Kings v. Queens Tournament.  I received notification today from the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis, for which I thank you kindly :)

The tournament will be held at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis September 9 - 16, 2011 with opening ceremonies on September 9th, first round of play on September 10th at 3:00 p.m. 

The Kings side of the event has yet to be fleshed out but will feature GM-in-residence at the CCSCSL Ben Finegold as well as GM Hikaru Nakamura, currently #6 in the world!

And the Queens!  Oh my!  A great line-up:

GM Judit Polgar
GM Kateryna Lahno
GM Alexandra Kosteniuk
IM Anna Zatonskih
IM Irina Krush

The Tournament will be held in conjunction with the grand opening of the newly-located U.S. Chess Hall of Fame and Museum in a remodeled building located directly across the street from the CCSCSL, on September 9, 2011.  You can read about the special exhibits and events scheduled in conjunction with the Grand Opening at the new website

Isis and I are looking forward to our "girls only" visit to St. Louis in September to enjoy some of the festivities :)

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