World Chess Hall of Fame http://news.stlpublicradio.org en On Chess: Hall Of Fame Brings Chess To New Audiences http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/chess-hall-fame-brings-chess-new-audiences <p>On Tuesday, <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/experience/weekend/st-louis/2014/03/10/st-louis-hipsters/6179693/"><em>USA Today</em> published a story that outlined everything “hip and happening”</a> in St. Louis.&nbsp;</p><p>Not surprisingly, the World Chess Hall of Fame got a nod. &nbsp;Wait. What? <em>Not</em> surprising, you say?</p><p>If the idea that chess is hip and happening is foreign to you, then I assume you still have the antiquated stereotype of the pocket protector-wearing übergeek ingrained in your mind.</p><p>But times they are a-changin’ my friends.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:56:07 +0000 Mike Wilmering 34373 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org On Chess: Hall Of Fame Brings Chess To New Audiences On Chess: 100 years of Vibrant Chess History in St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/chess-100-years-vibrant-chess-history-st-louis <p><it’s a="" about="" an="" and="" be="" been="" book="" brief="" chess="" columns.="" condense="" could="" couple="" difficult="" faces="" have="" helping="" history="" in="" instrumental="" international="" into="" louis="" many="" of="" p="" places="" rich="" shape="" st.="" that="" the="" to="" try="" written=""></it’s></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 03:07:46 +0000 Mike Wilmering 33858 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org On Chess: 100 years of Vibrant Chess History in St. Louis On Chess: St. Louis History Is Chess-Rich http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/chess-st-louis-history-chess-rich <p>The chess boom in St. Louis may appear as though it has materialized out of thin air, but the Gateway City has a vibrant chess history.</p><p>Chess adds to a rich and developing cultural renaissance in St. Louis. And as we celebrate our city’s 250<sup>th</sup> birthday, I think it’s appropriate to take a look at some of the important names, events and places that have helped shaped our ever-growing chess culture.</p><p>This column explores the early days of chess in St. Louis and some notable champions and championships that placed St. Louis at the center of the chess universe.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 03:52:51 +0000 Mike Wilmering 33645 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org On Chess: St. Louis History Is Chess-Rich Fashion & Chess: St. Louis' World Chess Hall of Fame Presents 'A Queen Within' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fashion-chess-st-louis-world-chess-hall-fame-presents-queen-within <p>In chess, the queen is recognized as the most powerful piece.&nbsp; It can move in any direction, making it desirable yet unpredictable.</p><p>Centuries ago, however, the queen didn’t exist.&nbsp; Around the 15th century, when Queen Isabella I of Spain and Queen Elizabeth I of England came to power, so too did the queen in chess.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:32:26 +0000 Alex Heuer 30766 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fashion & Chess: St. Louis' World Chess Hall of Fame Presents 'A Queen Within' Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-august-31-2011 <p><strong>Mo. businesses team up with labor unions to tout tax incentive package</strong></p><p>The AFL-CIO has joined with the <a href="http://mochamber.com/mx/hm.asp?id=home">Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry </a>and several local chamber affiliates to push for passage of wide-ranging legislation during a special session&nbsp;set to&nbsp;begin Sept. 6.</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 14:22:58 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1966 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 31, 2011