2022 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz

Since 2017, the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz has been an integral component of the Grand Chess Tour. This year's tournament is poised to once again deliver the same standards of competition and a tournament location full of grandeur that chess fans have come to know and love. This will be the last rapid and blitz tournament of the tour and the fast-paced rapid and blitz structure is sure to provide a dynamic display of talent and skill, all vying for a piece of the $175,000 prize fund.

DATES

August 24 - 31, 2022

LOCATION

Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

FORMAT

10 Player Round Robin

PRIZE FUND

$175,000

Participants

Alireza

Firouzja

Fabiano

Caruana

Levon

Aronian

Shakhriyar

Mamedyarov

Richard

Rapport

Maxime

Vachier-Lagrave

Leinier

Dominguez

Ian

Nepomniachtchi

Hikaru

Nakamura

Sam

Shankland

Participants

 

*All times are local time, Central Time*

Date

Time*

Event

August 24

 

Player Arrival

August 25

6:00 PM

Opening Ceremony

     

August 26

1:00 PM

Rapid Round 1

2:30 PM

Rapid Round 2

4:00 PM

Rapid Round 3

     

August 27

1:00 PM

Rapid Round 4

2:30 PM

Rapid Round 5

4:00 PM

Rapid Round 6

     

August 28

1:00 PM

Rapid Round 7

2:30 PM

Rapid Round 8

4:00 PM

Rapid Round 9

     

August 29

1:00 PM

Blitz Day 1
(Every 30 minutes)

     

August 30

1:00 PM

Blitz Day 2
(Every 30 minutes)

5:30 PM

Playoffs (If necessary)

6:30 PM

Closing Ceremony

 

 

Place

Prize

1st

$40,000

2nd

$30,000

3rd

$25,000

4th

$20,000

5th

$15,000

6th

$11,000

7th

$10,000

8th

$9,000

9th

$8,000

10th

$7,000