Press Releases


SAINT LOUIS (August 22, 2017) – With the eyes of the world on Saint Louis for the inaugural and historic Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz competition, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) crowned Levon Aronian the champion of the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz and the fourth leg of the Grand Chess Tour (GCT).

Historic Sinquefield Cup Brings Top World Chess Talent to Saint Louis; Legendary World Champion Garry Kasparov Comes out of Retirement for Inaugural Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz Event

SAINT LOUIS, July 5, 2017 -- History is being made this August in Saint Louis. The world's most elite chess players of both past and present will be facing off in the U.S. Chess Capital during the Sinquefield Cup, the most prestigious chess tournament hosted on U.S. soil. Following the Sinquefield Cup, legendary World Champion Garry Kasparov will be coming out of retirement to compete against world's top chess talent of modern time in the inaugural Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz tournament as a wildcard. The Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz tournament is the newest stop on the 2017 Grand Chess Tour.

2017 GCT Paris Rapid to be broadcast on CANAL+ SPORT channel

2 May 2017 - The Grand Chess Tour is very pleased to announce that the 2017 GCT Rapid tournament in Paris will be broadcast on the CANAL+ SPORT channel in France. The show will feature a daily highlights package of the best games from each the five days play. Each show will last for one hour and will be aired nightly at 23.30 between June 21st and June 25th inclusive. The shows will be hosted by the CANAL+ television journalist Pauline Sanzey.