St. Louis has landed one of the biggest names in chess with the move of 23-year-old Fabiano Caruana leaving the Italy team to play for the U.S.
Fabiano Caruana won the Sinquefield Cup at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis.
The Chess Club and Scholastic Center is again hosting the U.S. Chess Championship for the next two weeks.
St. Louis is hosting the U.S. Chess Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship for the sixth year in a row.
The university took first place, earning the President’s Cup, in a national championship tournament over the weekend in New York.
Four students from Webster University check-mated their opponents during the Pan-American tournament, dubbed the World Series of chess, in Lubbock, Texas this past weekend.
For the fifth straight year, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis is playing host to the U.S. Championship and the U.S. Women’s Championship.
Webster will welcome the national champions back to campus during a lunch-time ceremony on its Webster Groves campus Monday.
Hikaru Nakamura came into the tournament ranked #1 in the nation.
The Texas Tech University chess team has been lured to Webster University with a promise of a more substantial financial investment.