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Kings vs Queens Tournament (Games and Results)

Kings vs. Queens Tournament 2011

Human chess during an event co-hosted by the World Chess Hall of Fame and the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis to launch the first-ever Chess Merit Badge for the Boy Scouts of America. Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura participated in the event and stood in as the black King. Photo ©

Human chess during an event co-hosted by the World Chess Hall of Fame and the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis to launch the first-ever Chess Merit Badge for the Boy Scouts of America. Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura participated in the event and stood in as the black King. Photo © | saintlouischessclub.org

The opening of the World Chess Hall of Fame to the public in Saint Louis had a number of events. The main one was a Kings vs Queens event, starring Hikaru Nakamura sadly for them Judit Polgar couldn't make it after reaching Round 5 of the World Cup. This event was a double round robin Scheveningen tournament with half chess960 rapid games and half rapid games. One of each per day with live video commentary. Other events included the launch Chess Merit Badge for the Boy Scouts of America. Note that many chess programs can't replay Chess960 games. This Chess960 and Rapid event saw the final score finish as Kings 31.5 - Queens 18.5. Hikaru Nakamura was the best individual scorer with 9.5/10.

Kings win chess960, Queens win rapid on last day of K v Q (5)

The Kings vs Queens in Saint Louis concludes. This Chess960 and Rapid event saw the final score finish as Kings 31.5 - Queens 18.5. The Queens team do win final rapid 3-2. Hikaru Nakamura was the top score conceding just the one draw in scoring 9.5/10.

Kings vs Queens Tournament (5)

The winners. Photo ©

The winners. Photo © | http://saintlouischessclub.org

Kings vs Queens (Saint Louis USA)
Sat 10th Sep 2011 - Thu 15th Sep 2011 - Official Site - Results - Live

Kings vs Queens Rap (10 players 5 Rds Schev Team TC:25m+5spm) - Games in PGN: Rapid

Kings vs Queens 960 (10 players 5 Rds Schev Team TC:25m+10spm) - Games in PGN: Chess960

Kings vs Queens Rap (10 players 5 Rds Schev Team TC: 25m+5spm) - Games in PGN: Rapid

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Kings vs Queens Rap Saint Louis USA Sat 10th Sep 2011 - Thu 15th Sep 2011
Leading Final Round 5 Standings:
RkTeamNameTiPts
1KingsHikaru NakamuraGM9.5
2KingsBen FinegoldGM7.5
3KingsMarc ArnoldIM6
4KingsJacek StopaIM6
5KingsKevin Cao2.5
1QueensAlexandra KosteniukGM5.5
2QueensKateryno LahnoGM5
3QueensIrina KrushIM3
4QueensAnna ZatonskihIM2.5
5QueensMartha FierroIM2.5
10 teams

Kings vs Queens 960 (10 players 5 Rds Schev Team TC: 25m+10spm) - Games in PGN: Chess960

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