Saint Louis Invitational Kicks Off
March 4, 2011
GM Eugene Perelshteyn
The Saint Louis Invitational (March 4-9), a ten-player round robin will qualify the final two players to the 2011 US Chess Championships, begins tonight. Competitors include GMs Gregory Kaidanov, Alejandro Ramirez, Joel Benjamin, Julio Becerra, Eugene Perelshteyn, Ray Robson, Melikset Khachiyan, Jesse Kraai, IM Michael Brooks and FM Darwin Yang.

See the full schedule and information on the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis website. There will also be live games and updates on CLO. Also look for a recap of the event by GM Joel Benjamin.

The event coincides with the Bill Wright Saint Louis Open (March 4-6).

Does all this get you psyched for the 2011 US Chess Championship? Remember you can join the action yourself at the 10K guaranteed Blitz Open at the US Championships on April 25.