The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis held its inaugural fundraiser, Strategy Across the Board, at the Starlight Room at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. Cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres were served followed by dinner. There was a special appearance by St. Louis Cardinals Manager and Chess Club Spokesman Mike Matheny, along with United States Medal of Honor recipient, Chief Edward C. Byers, Jr., Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) and the 2016 U.S. Olympiad Chess Team. Proceeds support chess education, cultural exhibitions, and public programming at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis and World Chess Hall of Fame. Patrick Sly and Dave Peacock served as co-chairs for the evening.