(KTVI) - The U.S. Chess Championships kicked off in St. Louis this week. The event is the "Superbowl" of chess.
It's the 6th year in a row that the event has been in St. Louis. About a dozen Grandmaster chess players are participating.
There will be live play-by-play on the web.
"It is an exciting thing to be a part of," Grandmaster Maurice Ashley said.
The first round starts at 1 p.m. Thursday at the St. Louis Chess Club on Maryland Ave. in the Central West End.
Tickets are $10.
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