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May 2016

5/25/16: Riverfront Times — 12 Summer Festivals to Put on Your Calendar Now

5/23/16: U.S. Chess — US Chess Annual Awards Announced

5/22/16: News 12 Brooklyn — BK man inducted into US Chess Hall of Fame

5/21/16: The Ex Expat — The Art In Chess

5/20/16: Art Daily — Tom Hackney debuts new exhibit of paintings at the World Chess Hall of Fame

5/19/16: For The Win — How Maurice Ashley, the first black chess grandmaster, uses the game to change inner-city kids’ lives

5/19/16: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: GM? IM? What do the titles mean? How are they earned?

5/19/16: Have Snacks Will Travel — World Chess Hall of Fame Toddler Time

5/16/16: St. Louis Business Journal — Creating the world’s new chess capital

5/13/16: St. Louis Post Dispatch — Psst: In world chess, St. Louis has the championship team

5/13/16: Belleville News-Democrat — Redbird rook(ies): Chess takes hold in St. Louis Cardinals clubhouse

5/13/16: Chess Base — Tom Hackney exhibits in World Chess Hall of Fame

5/12/16: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Tom Hackney exhibit opens in the chess capital of the U.S.

5/12/16: BBC News — Creating the world’s new chess capital

5/10/16: Commerical Appeal — Chess ‘superstar’ offers lesson for Douglass school students

5/9/16: MLB News — Chess has brought Cardinals closer together

5/6/16: St. Louis Post Dispatch — Editorial: Short takes on secret chess championships…

5/5/16: News About Chess — New Exhibition: Tom Hackney at the World Chess Hall of Fame

5/5/16: Press Release — British Artist Tom Hackney Debuts New Exhibit of Paintings at the World Chess Hall of Fame (download)

5/2/16: Huffington Post — Immortal Chess Blitz Game 

5/2/16: Yahoo! Finance — Inside the ultra-competitive world of professional chess

April 2016

4/29/16: The Guardian — Magnus Carlsen wins at Stavanger but Garry Kasparov draws more interest

4/29/16: St. Louis Business Journal — St. Louisan crowned U.S. chess champion

4/28/16: Manila Times — So finishes 2nd overall in U.S. Chess Championship 

4/28/16: The New Yorker — A Chess Renaissance in the Midwest

4/27/16: Riverfront Times — New U.S. Chess Champion Is Proud to Call St. Louis Home

4/27/16: PR Newswire — Newcomers Take Top Honors at U.S. & U.S. Women’s Championship in Saint Louis

4/23/16: Business Insider — One of the biggest comebacks in chess is happening right now in St. Louis

4/23/16: NPR — Chess For Progress: How A Grandmaster Is Using The Game To Teach Life Skills

4/21/16: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Music and chess harmonize at Hall of Fame

4/21/16: NBC News  — Surviving & Thriving: Meet First Black Chess Hall of Famer Maurice Ashley

4/21/16: The Voice — Jamaican-Born Chess Player Makes Hall of Fame History

4/21/16: St. Louis Post Dispatch — Maddon’s T-shirt an issue at Busch Stadium

4/20/16: Goddess Chess — “The Eight” Book Discussion at the World Chess Hall of Fame

4/20/16: Atlanta Black Star — Jamaican-Born Chess Grandmaster Becomes First Black Person to be Inducted into U.S. Chess Hall of Fame

4/20/16: Sports Max — Jamaica’s Maurice Ashley inducted into Chess Hall of Fame

4/19/16: STL Magazine — As the U.S. Chess Championship Comes to St. Louis, It’s a Great Time to Introduce children to the Game

4/19/16: Antigua tribune — Jamaican Inducted Into U.S. Chess Hall of Fame

4/18/16: Daily Toast — First African-American Grandmaster Inducted Into Hall of Fame

4/17/16: Denver Post — Chess master breaks old rules

4/17/16: News Americas — Jamaican Inducted Into U.S. Chess Hall of Fame

4/17/16: ABC News — Chess’ 1st African-American Grandmaster Enters Hall of Fame

4/17/16: Kansas City Star — Chess’ 1st African-American Grandmaster Enters Hall of Fame

4/17/16: Inquirer — Chess’ 1st African-American Grandmaster Enters Hall of Fame

4/17/16: The Chess Drum — Maurice Ashley formally inducted into U.S. Hall of Fame

4/16/16: The Bellingham Herald — First African-American grandmaster enters U.S. Chess Hall of Fame

4/16/16: STL Today — Chess’ 1st black grandmaster enters Hall of Fame in St. Louis

4/16/16: Cumberland Times-News — Chess’ 1st black grandmaster enters Hall of Fame

4/15/16: Virginian-Pilot — First African-American in Chess Hall of Fame

4/15/16: World News — First African-American in Chess Hall of Fame

4/14/16: PR Newswire — Historic Chess Hall of Fame Inductions Set Stage for 2016 U.S. & U.S. Women’s Championship in Saint Louis

4/14/16: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: The American Chess family reunites in St. Louis

4/14/16: FOX 2 — St. Louis chess grandmaster inducted into the Chess Hall of Fame (video)

4/13/16: Huffington Post — How This Chess Grandmaster Uses The Game To Transform Young Lives

4/7/16: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: U.S. and World Chess Halls of Fame honor the legends

4/6/16: Webster-Kirkwood Times — Central West End Hosts U.S. Chess Championships

March 2016

3/31/16: Riverfront Times — First Friday: It’s All Fun and Games

3/31/16: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Heartbreak of the year at the Candidates Tournament

3/22/16: The Art Newspaper — Meticulously charting Marcel’s chess moves

3/21/16: Alive Magazine — How to Spend a Day in North CWE

3/19/16: Dallas Art Dealers Association — Exhibition of paintings by Tom Hackney on view at Francis M. Naumann Fine Art

3/19/16: Art Daily — Exhibition of paintings by Tom Hackney on view at Francis M. Naumann Fine Art

3/17/16: St. Louis Public Radio —On Chess: World focuses on St. Louis and U.S. chess championships

3/14/16: American Towns — Exhibition - Kings, Queens, And Castles

3/12/16: Only A Game — International Chess, A Family Pub, And The History Of Brackets

3/10/16: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Women’s champion plays top ranked superstar in Ukraine

3/8/16: Gazelle STL — World Chess Hall of Fame Hosts Special Ladies’ Knight

3/8/16: American Towns — Exhibition - Ladies’ Knight: A Female Perspective On Chess

3/7/16: My Informs — U.S. Chess Hall of Fame Inducts Jamaican Maurice Ashley, First Black International Grandmaster

3/7/16: First Move — Her Turn

3/3/16: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Boy Scouts learn the merit of chess

3/2/16: STL LIVE Interview — 

(Part 1)
(Part 2)

3/2/16: St. Louis Jewish Light — News & Schmooze, March 2, 2016

3/1/16: About — World Chess Hall of Fame Announces 2016 Class

February 2016

2/29/16: Tablet — Grandmaster David Bronstein Selected to World Chess Hall of Fame

2/26/16: L’Orient Le Jour — Échec et mat, une victoire au féminin (Checkmate, a feminine victory)

2/25/16: Schach Nachrichten (Chess Base, Germany) — Sonja Graf in der World Chess Hall of Fame

2/25/16: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Women and the power of the queen

2/24/16: US Chess — 2016 Inductees to U.S. and World Chess Hall of Fame Announced

2/24/16: Press Release — 2016 Inductees to U.S. and World Chess Hall of Fame Announced (download)

2/18/16: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: After-school programs seem to be a crowning success

2/17/16: CHESS Magazine — Chess Editorial (download)

2/16/16: Explore St. Louis — 

5 in 5 Podcast for February 16, 2016

2/15/16: Fun Things To Do — 150+ Fun Things to Do in Saint Louis, MO

2/11/16: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: New resident grandmaster at the chess club revels in her introduction to play here

2/11/16: The Chess Drum — Kamsky, Ashley…2016 Hall of Fame Inductees!

2/10/16: NormalBlog — Slideshow: World Chess Hall of Fame 

2/10/16: Art Daily — Photo of the Day

2/9/16: Tablet — St. Louis Exhibit Highlights the Legendary Women of Chess

2/8/16: Smithsonian Magazine — Board of Sexism in Chess? Check Out These New Exhibitions

2/5/16: Art Daily — Pivotal moments in women’s chess highlighted in exhibit at the World Chess Hall of Fame

2/4/16: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: The story of Nona Gaprindashvili, an inspiration in Georgian chess

2/2/16: Alive Magazine — Arts + Culture Events To Attend This Week: Feb. 2-8

2/1/16: St. Louis Post Dispatch — New Exhibit at World Chess Hall of Fame Features Female Trailblazers

2/1/16: Where Magazine — St. Louis Your Way (download)

January 2016

1/21/16: The Intelligencer — Goddard teaching chess to youngsters

1/14/16: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Price of a chess set in time of war - 20 packs of cigarettes

1/7/16: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Looking back at the tournaments and exhibitions of 2015

December 2015

12/30/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Blood drive combines history and helping

12/29/15: Poker Update — Jennifer Shahade: The Difference Between Gorg and Perfect

12/29/15: Education Week — Cultivating Young Chess Masters in Some of St. Louis’ Poorest Schools

12/23/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Your Move Chess program stimulates minds of youth

12/17/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: And after all that, Magnus Carlsen is still the best

12/9/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Halftime report from the 2015 London Chess Classic

12/2/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Final stage of the Chess Grand Tour is ready to start 

November 2015

11/25/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: 2015 Thanksgiving Open is a feast for top players and amateurs alike

11/19/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Showdown in St. Louis featured unexpected twists

11/13/15: Purling London — Ladies’ Knight: A Female Perspective on Chess

11/11/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: How a children’s exhibit went from idea to reality

11/10/15: Art Daily — Best Photos of the Day, November 10th, 2015

11/6/15: FOX 2 — In Your Neighborhood: World Chess Hall of Fame (video)

11/5/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Coming Showdown has Nakamura meeting Caruana

11/3/15: KSDK — Take a visit to the World Chess Hall of Fame (video)

11/2/15: Art Daily — Twelve women explore societal issues through chess in new exhibition at World Chess Hall of Fame

11/1/15: 50 Moves — Coverage of the 2015 Sinquefield Cup by Ian Rogers (download)

October 2015

10/29/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: The queen’s gaze gets a careful look in new exhibit

10/27/15: St. Louis Public Radio — Art exhibit aims to encourage girls and women to play chess

10/27/15: Riverfront Times — How a St. Louis Artist Took on Ferguson—and Race Relations—in a Chess Set

10/26/15: STL Parent — 8 Essential Events for St. Louis Families in November

10/26/15: STL Parent — At Kings, Queens & Castles, Kids Become the Chess Game

10/24/15: The Top Tier — Prominent female artists featured at World Chess Hall of Fame exhibit

10/21/15: Kirkwood-Webster Times — Chess Hall of Fame In Central West End Opens 2 Exhibits Halloween Weekend

10/18/15: St. Louis Front Page — Two Innovative Exhibits Make Their Opening Moves Halloween Weekend at The World Chess Hall of Fame

10/14/15: St. Louis Public Radio — New outdoor chess tables available in Forest Park

10/14/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: What does the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis do to expand its audience?

10/9/15: Goddess Chess — Ladies’ Knight: A Female Perspective on Chess

10/09/15: The Streatham & Brixton Chess Blog — War Game 8 (and Some More Dzama)

10/7/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Millionaire Chess offers high gloss and high risk

September 2015

9/28/15: Nicki’s Central West End Guide — Exquisite Chess Sets on view at World Chess Hall of Fame

9/23/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: St. Louis players raise money for ALS research

9/16/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: New partnership brings after-school chess to the Ferguson-Florissant School District

9/9/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Saint Louis University makes its opening move in collegiate chess

9/7/15: The Chess Drum — Reflections of 2015 Sinquefield Cup

9/2/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Armenian Levon Aronian makes a comeback, wins Sinquefield Cup

9/2/15: STL Today — Armenian chess player wins Sinquefield Cup

9/2/15: Five Thirty Eight — American Chess May Finally Emerge From The Shadow Of Bobby Fischer

August 2015

8/28/15: West End Word — “Mischief Makes a Move” World Chess Hall of Fame brings Dadaist exhibition to Central West End

8/26/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Topalov the Magician is now appearing at the Sinquefield Cup

8/22/15: STL Today — Celebrated chess grandmaster makes his move—to St. Louis

8/20/15: STL Parent — 8 Essential Events for St. Louis Families in September

8/19/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: St. Louis goes international—again—with Sinquefield Cup

8/12/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: John Michael Burke, 14, is rising quickly

8/6/15: Farmington Press — The World Chess Hall of Fame

July 2015

7/30/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: 2015 World Cup of Chess has huge field, with strong American players

7/30/15: Alive Magazine — ALIVE Interview: Filmmaker Marcel Dzama, Who’s Bringing Dada Back (to the WCHOF)

7/29/15: West End Word — Grand Chess Tour Aug. 22-Sept. 3 in CWE

7/29/15: River Front Times — Aaron  Teitelbaum’s New Chess-Themed Kingside Diner Is a Clear Winner

7/27/15: St. Louis Post Dispatch — August calendar brims in epic summer finish

7/23/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Xiong and Zierk succeed at Chess Club’s GM Norm Invitational

7/21/15: HEC TV — Battle of the Boards-World Chess HOF

7/15/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Monsanto Fund partners with Chess Club to extend school program to rural areas

7/8/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: 2015 U.S. Junior Closed Championships are underway in St. Louis

7/6/15: Art Daily — ‘Battle on the Board: Chess During World War II’ opens at the World Chess Hall of Fame

7/1/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Connection to the Greatest Generation

June 2015

6/24/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Veselin Topolav leads inaugural Grand Chess Tour event

6/18/15: Leader Publications — What to do with the kids

6/17/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Appreciating the art of ivory chess sets

6/10/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Grand Chess Tour set to make history

6/4/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Game of kings belongs to kids

6/2/15: West End Word — Chess-Themed Kingside Diner

May 2015

5/27/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Nakamura and Caruana qualify as candidates for World Chess Championship

5/27/15: St. Louis Public Radio — World No. 3 Fabiano Caruana returning to U.S. Chess Federation

5/22/15: Alive Magazine — ALIVE Q&A: Notable Artist Marcel Dzama Returns To The World Chess Hall Of Fame With Dadaist Silent Film

5/20/15: STLTV — City Corner: Lantern Festival / Chess Hall of Fame
Host: Steve Potter, Guests: Katie O

5/20/15: Central West End Guide — The “takeaway” from a visit to the CWE

5/15/15: Chicago Tribune — These museums are just for the kids — in all of us

5/15/15: Yahoo! India — Photo of the Day: Une danse des bouffons

5/15/15: St. Louis Public Radio — Film and exhibit pursues surreal pairing of chess and avant garde art

5/15/15: ArtDaily.org — ‘Marcel Dzama: Mischief Makes a Move’ opens at the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis

5/06/15: GALLERY OPENINGS IN ST. LOUIS — World Chess Hall of Fame: Thursday, 14 May 2015

April 2015

4/29/2015: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Super-tournament Sinquefield Cup to become part of prestigious international tour

4/28/2015: Kasparov Chess Foundation — Executives from KAsparov Chess Foundation’s Five Branches Gathered for Annual Meeting in Saint Louis

4/27/2015: Business Insider — The world’s top chess players have just formed a new $1 million professional tour

4/24/2015: STL Today — Garry Kasparov visits St. Louis, ‘the chess capital’, for weekend challenge

4/23/15: AmericanTowns.com  Exhibition - Marcel Dzama

4/22/2015: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Legendary Kasparov returns to chess board, St. Louis for weekend match

4/20/2015: Fox2Now — Nick Gates lights the Living Like Kings Exhibit

4/15/2015: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Favorites top 2015 U.S. Chess Championships; 2016 location is announced

4/8/2015: U.S. Chess Trust — Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies

4/8/2015: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Nakamura, Webster University stars doing well at U.S. Championships at halfway point

4/7/2015: KSDK — St. Louis hosting U.S. Chess Championships

February 2015

2/26/15: STLToday.com — To get students’ minds in check, more schools are trying chess by Jessica Bock

2/23/15: Repair the World — Chess Meets HipHop by Lea Koenig

2/12/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Literature Review Gives Base to Claim of Chess’ Educational Benefits by Brian Jerauld

January 2015

1/30/15: HEC TV — Living Like Kings Hip Hop Chess

1/29/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Rumbling In The Top Ranks of American Chess by Brian Jerauld

1/22/15: Fox2Now — HipSwing at World Chess Hall of Fame (Video)

1/21/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: Physical Fitness Becomes Increasingly Important For Top-Level Players by Jennifer Shahade

1/20/15: STLToday.com — HipSwing event taking place at World Chess Hall of Fame by Kevin Johnson

1/16/15: Central West End Guide — HipSwing at World Chess Hall of Fame next Thursday by Nicki Dwyer

1/15/15: STL City Schools — Chess Sees Resurgence in St. Louis City Schools

1/8/15: I Heart Buffets — Stills from Living Like Kings

1/7/15: STLCurator — Through the Eyes of Peat Wollaeger, St. Louis Stencil Artist

1/4/15: LoveToKnow.com — Seven Great Attractions in St. Louis

1/1/15: St. Louis Public Radio — On Chess: 2014 Proved Banner Year For Chess In St. Louis 

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