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2009 U.S. Chess Championship.

Founded in 1939, the United States Chess Federation (USCF) is a not-for-profit membership organization for chess players of all ages and levels. It now has more than 80,000 members and more than 2,000 affiliated chess clubs and organizations. The USCF exists to promote the study and knowledge of chess and also encourages the development of a network of institutions that support the growth of chess in clubs and in schools. The 2009 U.S. Chess Championship competition will take place at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis, MO in May 2009. There will be nine rounds, using the Swiss system with one round each day and a rest day after round five. Time controls include the traditional 40 moves in 2 hours and the rest of the moves in one hour. There will be prize money totaling $100,000, with $30,000 awarded to the winner. For more information details about the tournament, please visit

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Title Annotation:CONTESTS
Publication:Gifted Child Today
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U4MO
Date:Jan 1, 2009
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