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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

2009 U.S. Chess Championship - Tuesday, May 12 (Part 2)

I haven't had a chance to check out all the games yet, but I enjoyed the game that probably attracted the least attention - Eckert-Lawton. Doug Eckert reached an endgame with knight and bishop against two bishops, yet the two bishops were tied up by pawns and Doug ended up with advanced connected passed pawns to seal the victory:




"Probably the best chess club in the world" is the way GM Varuzhan Akobian described the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis, in the following video:




And here is a great interview with GM Joel Benjamin:

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