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Webster Chess Team Offers Summer Camps, Weekly Friday Chess Tips for Community

Webster Chess Team Offers Summer Camps, Weekly Friday Chess Tips for Community

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Webster University’s top-ranked college chess team and three-time national college chess champions offer two programs to help more people feel included in the growing chess community: a chess summer camp for children ages 6 to 18, and a free chess advisory program to the community. “Chess is an international game and also a great mind […]

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Rescheduled: Luhr Building Reopening Event April 6

Rescheduled: Luhr Building Reopening Event April 6

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and Provost Julian Z. Schuster invite the Webster University community to the Luhr Building Opening on Monday, April 6, at 10 a.m. Join Webster community members in celebrating the new location for Webster’s Information Technology department and the Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE). This is a reschedule of […]

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Snapshots: 2014 Girls’ Invitational Chess Tournament Underway

Snapshots: 2014 Girls’ Invitational Chess Tournament Underway

| July 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

The opening ceremony for the 11th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational chess tournament was held July 12 at the Loretto-Hilton Theatre on Webster University’s home campus. Webster Groves Mayor Gerry Welch and World Chess Federation Vice President Ali Nihat Yazici joined President Beth Stroble at the ceremony. Stroble congratulated the girls for already being […]

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11th Annual Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational at Webster July 12-15

11th Annual Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational at Webster July 12-15

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fifty-six girls from across the U.S. and six countries – including Cuba, Costa Rica, Brazil, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Canada – arrived July 10 at Webster University’s home campus to compete in the 11th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational chess tournament. The six-day event is considered the most prestigious all-girls chess event in the […]

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Polgar to Speak at Chamber Luncheon Oct. 17

Polgar to Speak at Chamber Luncheon Oct. 17

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Webster University’s chess coach Susan Polgar is presenting “Chess and Life – Strategic Thinking for Success,” on Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Library conference room. This is an October Networking Luncheon event sponsored by the Webster Groves/Shrewsbury/Rock Hill Chamber of Commerce. Check in and networking take place at 11:30 a.m., followed by the luncheon at […]

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Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational: International tourney capped with Colombian champion

Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational: International tourney capped with Colombian champion

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

The 10th Annual Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational at Webster University wrapped up with a closing ceremony and a new champion from South America. Luisa Mercado Mendoza, a 17-year-old from Cartagena, Colombia, took the top prize, earning a four-year, all-tuition-and-fees scholarship to Webster, worth $23,000 a year; a cash prize of $3,000; an iPad mini; and […]

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Snapshots: 10th Annual Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational Kicks Off

Snapshots: 10th Annual Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational Kicks Off

| July 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

The 10th Annual Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational kicked off yesterday, with 57 of the top young female chess players – as young as age 6 through age 18 – gathering on Webster University’s home campus in Webster Groves for the most prestigious all-girls chess event in the United States. This year’s tournament has attracted young […]

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Polgar Presents at International Women’s Sport Conference in Abu Dhabi

| April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Susan Polgar represented Webster University at the International Conference on Women’s Sports 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 21-22. The Webster chess head coach and director of the Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence appeared at the invitation of the conference organizers to share her perspectives on breaking gender barriers in sports. (Polgar was […]

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SPICE Chess Event: Meet Team, Learn About the Game March 27

SPICE Chess Event: Meet Team, Learn About the Game March 27

| March 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Webster University Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE) invites the Webster community to learn more about chess Wednesday, March 27, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., in the University Center Presentation Room. Stop by and meet members of the #1-ranked Division I chess team in the nation, play a casual game and learn the […]

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Chess Success: Webster Players Excel in Tournaments Around the Globe

| February 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

It has been an exciting and successful few weeks for members of Webster’s chess team, achieving impressive outcomes at major tournaments in Baden Baden, Germany, and stateside, in Chicago. Meier Finishes Third in Tough Baden Baden Classic Webster sophomore grandmaster Georg Meier, who is the No. 4-ranked chess player in Germany, was invited to compete […]

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