The 2009 US Championship Opening Ceremony PDF Print E-mail
Written by Steve Sperry on Fri, May 08 2009 (06:55)

The 2009 U.S. Championship first round pairings were announced today at the opening ceremony, held at the Saint Louis Museum of Art. American Idol contestant Aloha Mischeaux sang the national anthem, while the lieutenant governor Peter Kinder and mayor Francis Slay spoke and also proclaimed May as the month of chess in Saint Louis. Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis founder & president Rex Sinquefield introduced the venue and the players. Click here to read more
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And for the chess-player the success which crowns his work, the great dispeller of sorrows, is named "combination."

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