Monday, February 8, 2010

Special DVD of 2009 U.S. Chess Championship

I received word today from the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis, host for the 2009 U.S. Chess Championship (also hosting the 2010 Championship and Women's Championship later this year) that a special DVD has been put together.  Here are the particulars from the CCSCSL website:

Changing of the Guard: The 2009 U.S. Championship DVD

$11.99SKU: 528

The 2009 U.S. Chess Championship was held at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis in its inaugural year. Returning to this year's competition was the 2008 Champion, Yury Shulman, along with fellow Grandmasters Gata Kamsky, Hikaru Nakamura, and Alexander Onischuk. Newcomers Robert Hess, age 17, and Ray Robson, age 14, both make their first U.S. Championship appearances.

Randy Sinquefield, a professional film producer, created this 30 minute video about the tournament. Changing of the Guard offers a unique and in-depth look into the minds of some of the world's finest chess players as they battle for the title.

All proceeds benefit the Chess Club of Saint Louis Scholastic Center.


Unknown said...

Ray Robson first qualified for, and played in, a US Closed Championship in 2007 at the age of 12.

Jan said...

He is one of the U.S.'s shining lights. A true talent and a nice kid and great family. I will keep my fingers crossed that enough financial sponsors will step forward to support Ray's travel to international events and provide financing for long-term top-level coaches and training.

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