Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Rex Sinquefield's Saint Louis Chess Club Bankrolls New Mizzou Chess Team

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Rex Sinquefield's Saint Louis Chess Club Bankrolls New Mizzou Chess Team

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St. Louis financier, political power broker and chess evangelist Rex Sinquefield is taking his chess set west -- to the University of Missouri-Columbia, which is launching its own competitive chess team.

The St. Louis Chess Club, which Sinquefield founded in 2008, has entered into an $800,000 grant agreement with the flagship university, according to a news release issued Wednesday.

The university is in the process of recruiting a team of chess players to compete in inter-collegiate tournaments, starting this fall.

"The Saint Louis Chess Club is thrilled to partner with the University of Missouri and is looking forward to working with the team as we continue to grow and advance chess," Sinquefield said in the release.

MU and the club will coordinate to offer summer camps, high school tournaments, long-distance learning seminars and chess teacher certifications, according to the release. …

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