Event Date: August 8-11, 2020
Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Louis-St. Charles Hotel

The GM Arnold Denker National Tournament of High School State Champions is a free event that invites the winners of the US Chess State Affiliate championships to compete for the title of 2020 GM Denker Champion of Champions. In case of ties in the Denker, co-champions shall be recognized.

US Chess has added the GM Denker Champion to its list of qualifiers for the World Youth Championship and the U.S. Junior Closed Championship. The qualifying student in case of a tie will be the highest finishing player on tie-breaks who meets the eligibility requirements of the World Youth event for the US Chess delegation and the U.S. Junior Closed Championship. The qualifying person needs a U.S. FIDE flag to be eligible to represent the U.S. in the World Youth and U.S. Junior Championships.

Grandmaster Arnold Denker (February 20, 1914 – January 2, 2005) was an American chess player and chess writer, but he will forever be remembered for his passion for promoting chess for students. He was an important chess organizer, serving on the Board of Chess-in-the-Schools, US Chess, the U.S. Chess Trust, and the driving force behind the prestigious GM Arnold Denker National Tournament of High School State Champions.

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