Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz

The Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz will be the fourth stop in the 2020 GCT tour and the last rapid and blitz tournament. Hosted in chess capital Saint Louis, the tournament will feature six out of ten full tour participants with four wildcard players. The Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz is anticipated to excite fans as GM Levon Aronian defends his champion title and competes for his share of the $150,000 in prizes.

DATES

August 24 - 30, 2020

VENUE

Saint Louis Chess Club, Saint Louis, Missouri

FORMAT

10 Player Round Robin

PRIZE FUND

$150,000

SPECTATORS

Ticket Info Coming Soon!

 

Schedule

Opening Ceremony & Press Conference to be held on August 24 by invite only.

 

Rapid

Time (CDT)

August 25

Time (CDT)

August 26

Time (CDT)

August 27

13:00

Round 1

13:00

Round 4

13:00

Round 7

14:30

Round 2

14:30

Round 5

14:30

Round 8 

16.00

Round 3

16.00

Round 6

16.00

Round 9

 

Blitz

Time (CDT)

August 28

Time (CDT)

August 29

Time (CDT)

August 30

13:00

Round 1

13:00

Round 10

13:00

Playoffs (if required)

13:30

Round 2

13:30

Round 11

15:00

Autograph Session

14:00

Round 3

14:00

Round 12

18:00

*Closing Ceremony*

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

   

 

*Private Event by invite only*

 

Live Spectator Accommodations

Spectators are welcome to watch the rounds live at the Saint Louis Chess Club with a $10/round ticket. All access 5-day pass available for $40. Tickets will include the following: 

  • Access to theater style seating in the main lobby to view commentary of the event with light snacks and beverages
  • Access to watch the players live on the second floor (no cell phones permitted)
  • Live commentary and group discussion with Grandmasters next door at Kingside Diner with beverage station
  • 50% discount on food at Kingside Diner located next door 
  • Valet parking available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

The Chess Club has special hotel rates with the following establishments. Please make sure to ask for the "chess rate" when making reservations. 

Tickets to watch the tournament live are available here >  

 

Chase Park Plaza Hotel

 

Holiday Inn Express

 

Hampton Inn & Suites

 

Parkway Hotel

 

 

212 N. Kingshighway
Saint Louis, MO 63108
(877)-587-2427

 

4630 Lindell Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
(314) 361-4900

 

5650 Oakland Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63110
(314) 655-3994

 

4550 Forest Park Ave. 
Saint Louis, MO 63108
(314) 256-7777

 

Chess rate: $159/night
$179/suite

 

Call for rates

 

Call for rates  

 

Chess Rate: $122/night  
ask for CHESS TARIFF RATE