Did you know?
In 2014, the U.S. Senate declared Saint Louis the Chess Capital of the United States!
We are proud to partner with the Saint Louis Chess Club (STLCC) & the World Chess Hall of Fame, both of which are located in the Central West End neighborhood – next door & across the street from the original Kingside Diner. The STLCC contains a tournament hall, broadcasting studio, and a variety of places to play chess, as well as offering classes & one-on-one lessons with some of the best players. The World Chess Hall of Fame hosts world-class exhibits that explore the connection of chess to art, culture, and history.
In front of the Hall of Fame (and pictured above) stands the world’s largest chess piece!
Want to learn more?
Learn to Read & Write Chess
Written by Dr. Jeanne Cairns Sinquefield, co-founder of The Saint Louis Chess Club, “Learn to Read & Write Chess” contains everything one needs to quickly learn chess notation! Designed for the visual learner, this guide combines reading, talking, writing & physically moving pieces, rapidly transporting you into the wide world of chess!