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.
“People have really come to recognize St. Louis as the emerging Chess Capital of the country,”
The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis hosted the event.