DAVID R. SANDS: St. Louis claims first crown in U.S. Chess League play
By David R. Sands – The Washington Times – Monday, December 22, 2014

In St. Louis this year, the Cardinals were good, but the Arch Bishops were better.

The baseball team may have come up short in the playoffs, but the Gateway City’s U.S. Chess League franchise went all the way, winning its first league championship in a blitz playoff against the Dallas Destiny Dec. 3.

St. Louis has become the hot new city of American chess, anchored by the stunning St. Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center and the successes of the Webster University college team.

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