Press Releases

Draw Published and Tickets Available Now

(26th September 2016) - The pairings for this year’s London Chess Classic, which is fast approaching, have been published. Unlike last year, there was no need for a draw: In order to ensure an even distribution of colours over the whole Grand Chess Tour 2016, the pairings are the reverse of the Sinquefield Cup, meaning LCC wildcard Michael Adams gets St Louis wildcard Ding Liren’s pairings in reverse. 

2016 Sinquefield Cup Spotlights International Chess Competition in Saint Louis

Top World Talents Face-off at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis Aug. 5-16

ST. LOUIS, July 29, 2016 – It is the summer of sports – but Rio is not the only international competition gaining attention in August. The world’s top chess players are headed to the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL), located in the U.S. Chess Capital, Aug. 5-16, to compete for a total prize fund of $300,000 in the pinnacle of chess tournaments held on U.S. soil – the Sinquefield Cup.

Vivendi: Record Audience for the Paris Grand Chess Tour Thanks to an Immersive and Interactive Experience Delivered by Dailymotion

Vivendi (Paris:VIV) is very pleased with the resounding success of the Paris Grand Chess Tour, the new leg of the most prestigious chess tournament which took place in the French capital from June 9 to 12. Ten of the world's best players attended this Vivendi sponsored event, including world champion Magnus Carlsen and seven other top ten players.

2016 Grand Chess Tour Starts in Paris, France and Leuven, Belgium

SAINT LOUIS (June 7, 2016) – The 2016 Grand Chess Tour starts June 9th with back to back tournaments in Paris, France and Leuven, Belgium. The four-stop international chess tour features the world’s elite chess players, and this year, the Grand Chess Tour launches with the Paris Grand Chess Tour June 9-12th, 2016.  

The four day tournament will take place at Maison De La Chimie in Paris, France and will feature nine rounds of rapid matches and 18 rounds of blitz. The $150,000 total prizes and grand chess tour points are awarded based on the combined results from both formats.