2018 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz

The Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz is the newest stop of the Grand Chess Tour. This $150,000 event will feature six of the 2018 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 before 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 10 – 16, 2018
LOCATION Saint Louis Chess Club
FORMAT 10-Player Round Robin
PRIZE FUND $150,000
PHOTOS For event photos, visit our Flickr page


2017 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz Closing Ceremony

 

Schedule CST

Rapid (11– 13 August)

Time 11 August 12 August 13 August
2:00 p.m. Round 1 Round 4 Round 7
3:30 p.m. Round 2 Round 5 Round 8
5:00 p.m. Round 3 Round 6 Round 9

Blitz (14 - 15 August)

Time 15 June Time 16 June
2:00 p.m. Round 1 12:00 p.m. Round 10
2:30 p.m. Round 2 12:30 p.m. Round 11
3:00 p.m. Round 3 1:00 p.m. Round 12
3:30 p.m. Round 4 1:30 p.m. Round 13
4:00 p.m. Round 5 2:00 p.m. Round 14
4:30 p.m. Round 6 2:30 p.m. Round 15
5:00 p.m. Round 7 3:00 p.m. Round 16
5:30 p.m. Round 8 3:30 p.m. Round 17
6:00 p.m. Round 9 4:00 p.m. Round 18
    4:30 p.m. Playoffs
    6:30 p.m. Closing Ceremony

The Ultimate Moves Exhibition match will take place on August 16.