2019 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz

The 2019 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz will be the fourth event in the 2019 GCT schedule. Held just before the Sinquefield Cup, the tournament holds a key position in the 2019 roster as it marks the mid-way point of the regular season events this year. The tournament will have a new champion as GM Hikaru Nakamura is not returning to defend his title. However, World Champion Magnus Carlsen will be playing the event for the first time in 2019.

DATES

August 10 - 14, 2019

VENUE

Saint Louis Chess Club, Saint Louis, Missouri

FORMAT

10 Player Round Robin

COMMENTATORS

GM Yasser Seirawan, WGM Jennifer Shahade, GM Cristian Chirilă and GM Maurice Ashley

PRIZE FUND

$150,000

SPECTATORS

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Participants

Magnus

Carlsen

Maxime

Vachier-Lagrave

Fabiano

Caruana

Shakhriyar

Mamedyarov

Ding

Liren

Levon

Aronian

Sergey

Karjakin

Leinier

Dominguez

Yu

Yangyi

Richard

Rapport

 

 

 

 

Schedule

Rapid

Time (CDT)

August 10

Time (CDT)

August 11

Time (CDT)

August 12

13.00

Round 1

13.00

Round 4

13.00

Round 7

14.30

Round 2

14.30

Round 4

14.30

Round 8

16.00

Round 3

16.00

Round 6

16.00

Round 9

 

Blitz

Time (CDT)

August 13

Time (CDT)

August 14

13.00

Round 1

13.00

Round 10

13.30

Round 2

13.30

Round 11

14.00

Round 3

14.00

Round 12

14.30

Round 4

14.30

Round 13

15.00

Round 5

15.00

Round 14

15.30

Round 6

15.30

Round 15

16.00

Round 7

16.00

Round 16

16.30

Round 8

16.30

Round 17

17.00

Round 9

17.00

Round 18

   

17.30

Playoffs / Prizegiving