2021 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz

A staple event since 2017, The 2021 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz will be the fourth and final rapid and blitz tournament in the 2021 GCT schedule. Held just prior to the Sinquefield Cup, this tournament promises to be an exciting and fast-paced event with the world's best competing in the Chess Capital of the United States. These elite grandmasters will compete over 9 rounds of rapid chess and 18 rounds of blitz chess for a total prize fund of $150,000

 

DATES

August 9-16, 2021

VENUES

Saint Louis, Missouri

FORMAT

10 Player Round Robin

PRIZE FUND

$150,000

 

Date

Time

Event

August 9

 

Player Arrival

August 10

6:00 PM

Opening Ceremony

August 11 1:00 PM

Rapid Day 1

August 12 1:00 PM

Rapid Day 2

August 13 1:00 PM

Rapid Day 3

August 14 1:00 PM

Blitz Day 1

August 15

1:00 PM

Blitz Day 2

August 16

6:00 PM

Closing Ceremony