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November Scholastic Chess column at ChessCafe


The U.S. Chess School

Greg Shahade’s U.S. Chess School (USCS) held its first session in January 2006, in Lexington, Kentucky. It’s a remarkable concept, providing a free week of intensive grandmaster instruction to some of the nation’s most promising young players.

Two of these week-long sessions were held in 2006, and two more in 2007. In 2008, there were three such gatherings, and in 2009, there have already been three sessions, with a fourth scheduled for late December, in Atlanta.

This month we take a look at the most recent USCS “camp,” held in St. Louis this past August. What set this tenth USCS group apart from all previous training sessions was the composition of the students – all girls...

For more info: The full article is available for the next week at the Scholastic Chess page of ChessCafe, and  is permanently archived here.



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