Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz

St. Louis Rapid & Blitz

The Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz is new to the Grand Chess Tour in 2017. This $150,000 event will feature six of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour players and four wildcard picks, each of whom will try to prove they can push pawns with the very best. Held just after the Sinquefield Cup, the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz promises to be an exciting affair that fans can enjoy live - right here at grandchesstour.org.

DATES August 13-19, 2017
LOCATION Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis
FORMAT 10-Player Round Robin
PRIZE FUND $150,000
COMMENTATORS Learn about our live broadcast and audience commentators.
SPECTATORS Details coming soon!
Topalov vs. Nakamura

Veselin Topalov, Hikaru Nakamura, Saint Louis 2016

 

DATE EVENT
Sunday, August 13 Arrival
  Opening Ceremony
Monday, August 14 Rapid  |  Rounds 1 - 3
Tuesday, August 15 Rapid  |  Rounds 4 - 6
Wednesday, August 16 Rapid  |  Rounds 7 - 9
Thursday, August 17 Blitz  |  Rounds 1 - 9
Friday, August 18 Blitz  |  Rounds 10 - 18
Saturday, August 19 Ultimate Moves
  Playoff (if necessary)
  Closing Ceremony
Sunday, August 20 Departure

* All times listed are (GMT+1). Dates and times subject to change.

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz Prize Fund

PLACE PRIZE PLACE PRIZE
1st $37,500 6th $10,000
2nd $25,000 7th $7,500
3rd $20,000 8th $7,500
4th $15,000 9th $7,500
5th $12,500 10th $7,500
Total Prize Fund $150,000
 
 

Live Spectator Accommodations

Details on spectator accommodations coming soon.