2018 U.S. & World Chess Halls of Fame Inductions

Be a part of chess history in the making at the 2018 U.S. & World Chess Halls of Fame inductions--in conjunction with the 2018 U.S. & Women's Chess Championships Opening Ceremony, at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA).

Representatives of the World Chess Federation (Fédération Internationale des Échecs or FIDE) nominated and selected Aron Nimzowitsch, founder of the hypermodern chess movement; Kira Zvorykina, three-time winner of the Soviet Women’s Chess Champion and Women’s World Chess Championship challenger; and Richard Réti, renowned endgame composer, writer and GM for induction into the 2018 World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF). The inductees join 31 other individuals who have received the honor since the WCHOF’s creation in 2001. 

The trustees of the U.S. Chess Trust have selected Alex Onischuk, former U.S. Chess Champion (2006) and head coach and director of the nationally-recognized Texas Tech University chess team, and Bill Goichberg, chess innovator and pioneer of scholastic chess tournaments, for induction into the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame. Onischuk and Goichberg join 58 individuals currently in the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame. The U.S. Chess Federation Hall of Fame Committee considers and sends candidates to the U.S. Chess Trust each year.

Click here for more information about the 2018 inductees.

Enjoy a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by the ceremony from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

Tickets are $25. Please purchase here (select 'Opening Ceremony, April 17') or email register@saintlouischessclub.org



Tuesday, Apr 17 - 6:30 pm