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US Championships Special on Fox Sports

  • SonofPearl
  • on 24-05-13 08:26.

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PRESS RELEASE - SAINT LOUIS (May 23, 2013) -- On May 25 at 6 p.m. CT, FOX Sports Midwest will air a one-hour recap special covering the 2013 U.S. and U.S. Women’s Chess Championships, which recently concluded at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.

The 2013 U.S. Championship and 2013 U.S. Women’s Championship were held concurrently May 2 through May 13 at the CCSCSL. This marked the fifth consecutive year these events, the two most prestigious chess tournaments in the nation, were held in Saint Louis.

Grandmasters Gata Kamsky and Alejandro Ramirez squared off in an intense, head-to-head, rapid playoff to determine the 2013 U.S. Champion while the 2013 U.S. Women’s Championship boiled down to a three-way race between Tatev Abrahamyan, Anna Zatonskih and Irina Krush.

The one-hour special premiering on FOX Sports Midwest on May 25 will introduce viewers to some of the unique personalities in the U.S. chess scene and recap all the exciting action, including the thrilling climax, of the most important chess tournaments in the country.

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In addition to the premiere, the special will also air on the following dates and times:

  •     Thursday, May 30 at 5 p.m.
  •     Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m.
  •     Wednesday, June 5 at 5 p.m.
  •     Saturday, June 8 at 7 p.m.
  •     Thursday, June 13 at 11 p.m.

Live play-by-play of each round of the event also was streamed online to tens of thousands of viewers across the world through the websites of FOX Sports Midwest and USChessChamps.com, the U.S. Championships event website.

CCSCSL Executive Director Tony Rich said the live streaming show and televised recap special through FOX Sports Midwest both mark an important turning point for U.S. chess.

“This partnership with FOX Sports Midwest allows us to bring chess to a broader audience and to introduce the excitement and intensity of tournament chess to a whole new demographic,” Rich said. “Our goal is to showcase the talents of the top chess players in the nation and to create more fans and students of the sport of chess.”

The 2013 U.S. Championship featured a field of 24 players and a total prize fund of $180,000, and the 2013 U.S. Women’s Championship featured a 10-player field and a prize fund of $65,000.

“These players are the superstars of the U.S. chess scene,” Rich said. "We hope their play will inspire young chess players all across the country to achieve great things."

The CCSCSL has been home to the championships for each of the past five years, helping contribute to Saint Louis’ reputation as the hub of the U.S. chess scene.

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  • 11 maanden geleden

    AncientAlienInnuendo

    Yeah, totally lacking explosions and Keanu Reeves.

  • 11 maanden geleden

    MKCIMICMAN2

    don't live where i can get special, how about putting on here

  • 11 maanden geleden

    Octopus_Knight

    Looks like someone's bold and italics buttons get stuck a lot.  

  • 11 maanden geleden

    chessdoggblack

    Thanks to Fox Sports Midwest, chess is beginning to take off in the right direction for chess players in the U.S.A. This is what's needed and I just don't understand why this was not done since back in the days of the mighty, U.S.A. and WORLD CHAMPION...Bobby Fischer. This is certainly good news, and the news that American chess players want to hear. Why has it taken America so long to get it right with chess and its chess players; while the rest of the chess world leaves us behind? The answer: no media outlet or input and no public outcry for chess.

  • 11 maanden geleden

    caesarsecundus

    that trailer was really lame

  • 11 maanden geleden

    NM GargleBlaster

    Yesh

  • 11 maanden geleden

    CorrespondenceKing

    Great

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