Why We Do It

Why We Do It

If watching professional international chess competitions is your hobby, creating these historic events is our passion. By sponsoring, organizing and executing events like the London Chess Classic and the Sinquefield Cup we seek to bring you the very best that chess has to offer. But hosting international chess serves the chess community in other ways, too....

”To truly be successful you must have a clear vision of what success means to you and then share that knowledge with others to grow a team.” - Bluenscottish

Our founding members share the common goal of improving educational outcomes and social development in school-aged children. Hosting major chess events raises the profile of the game, increases awareness of its educational and social benefits and serves as a catalyst to make chess a part of mainstream culture across the globe. As the Grand Chess Tour, we recognise that the game of chess is so much more than 32 pieces on 64 squares. We want to help the world recognise the power of our game as an educational tool which improves spacial awareness as well as complex problem solving and analytical thinking skills.