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GRANDMASTER LEVON ARONIAN NAMED INAUGURAL 2017 SAINT LOUIS RAPID & BLITZ CHAMPION

SAINT LOUIS (August 22, 2017) – With the eyes of the world on Saint Louis for the inaugural and historic Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz competition, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) crowned Levon Aronian the champion of the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz and the fourth leg of the Grand Chess Tour (GCT).

Ultimate Moves Recap

The Ultimate Moves has become a staple of the Sinquefield Cup and one of the most fun events to follow. This year it proceeded the Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz and included all the players from the event playing in two teams with four amateurs.

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz Recap - Day 5

The fourth leg of the Grand Chess Tour wrapped up in Saint Louis with Levon Aronian dominating the field. He won the tournament with two rounds to spare and three points ahead of his closest rivals, Sergey Karjakin and Hikaru Nakamura. He collected $37,500 and 13 GCT points and is now in third place overall in the tour standings. The rapid and blitz portion of the tour are officially over and the last stop will be in London in December where the winner of the entire tour will be determined.