U.S. Championship Schedule and Events May 2-17 2009

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Saint. Louis Science Center - 5050 Oakland – 289-4400
11:00am – 2:00pm – WGM, Jennifer Shahade
Simuls with local Chess Players

Jennifer Shahade Simul

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Arts In Transit Event at Chess Club
Chess Club – 4657 Maryland – 361-2437
12:00pm – 4:00pm – Outreach to Chess Community to Paint Bus

Bus Painting Event

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Panel Discussion at Chess Club
Chess Club – 4657 Maryland – 361-2437
7:00pm – 7:45pm – Panel Discussion on Duchamp, art and chess.  The evening included a signing of Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess by Francis M. Naumann, Bradley Bailey, Larry List with annotations by Jennifer Shahade. 
7:45pm – 8:30pm - Book Signing and Reception

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

SLUMA Event at Saint Louis University

3663 Lindell – 977-2666
Opening of Marcel Duchamp:  Chess Master at SLUMA

Thursday, May 7, 2009

US Chess Championship Opening Event
3663 Lindell – 977-2666
Drawing of the Colors
First Round Pairings
7:00pm – Opening Remarks and Program

Friday, May 8, 2009

U.S. Championship
2:00pm – 8:00pm Opening Day of the Tournament, Round 1



Saturday, May 9, 2009

2:00pm – 8:00pm, Round 2

Chess Club Delivers Major League, All-Pro Sports Opening for St. Louis

By Travis H. Brown

They called him one of the best closers of all time in St. Louis Cardinals history.  But today, his opening game was hard enough – on the chess board.

Over his major league baseball career as a hard-throwing reliever, Todd Worrell has pitched over 256 saves.  Today, celebrating the opening of the U.S. Chess Championship, Worrell came out of the bull-pen with his aggressive, high-speed burners.  However, this time it was a bishop screaming off the mound.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

2:00pm – 8:00pm, Round 3

Mother’s Day at the Chess Club

Dr. Jeanne Sinquefield celebrated Mother’s Day last weekend at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, the host of the 2009 U.S. Chess Championship. She is pictured with Rex and their eldest son, Randy Sinquefield. Randy is currently filming a documentary about the Championship, scheduled to be released early this summer.

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Sinquefields in door 1

Monday, May 11, 2009

2:00pm – 8:00pm, Round 4

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

2:00pm – 8:00pm, Round 5

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

2:00pm – 8:00pm, Round 6

Thursday, May 14, 2009

2:00pm – 8:00pm, Round 7

Friday, May 15, 2009

Players Rest Day
10:00am – 1:00pm, Player Simuls at Chess Club
City Academy and King of Glory Schools

Six 4th grade students from King of Glory Lutheran School will compete against half a dozen 4th graders from City Academy from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Chess Club, 4657 Maryland Avenue in the Central West End.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

11:00am – 5:00pm, Round 8

Scholastic Chess Event/Player's Rest Day Photos

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

10:00am – 4:00pm, Round 9 (Final)
5:00pm – 7:00pm – Possible Tie Breaker
7:00pm -9:00pm Closing Ceremony and Reception at Chase Park Plaza Hotel, Zodiac Room

Closing Ceremony Photos

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Top players show their skill and style at World Open

 Chris Bird)U.S. #1 GM Gata Kamsky and newly minted GM Robert Hess show they can not only play well, but do so in style. Sporting their Chess Club and Scholastic Center garb, obtained during their participation in the 2009 U.S. Championship, both are expected to perform quite well at the World Open.