Press Release

Commentary Team & Tournament Arbiters Announced For The First Leg Of The Grand Chess Tour

Saint Louis, MO, May 3, 2022 – The Grand Chess Tour (GCT) has confirmed the commentary team and the arbiters for the Superbet Chess Classic Romania. The first leg of the Grand Chess Tour will feature a commentary team composed of Grandmasters Yasser Seirawan, Peter Svidler, Alejandro Ramirez and Cristian Chirila and Woman Grandmaster Anastasia Karlovich.

In conjunction with the GCT, Chief Tour Arbiter IA David Sedgwick and Deputy Tour Arbiter IA Chris Bird have confirmed the event arbiters. IA Alin Campeanu shall serve as Event Chief Arbiter, and he will be assisted by IA Radu Chirila as Event Deputy Arbiter.

The Superbet Chess Classic Romania is sponsored by Superbet Foundation, One United Properties and First Bank and features a 10 player round-robin battle for a total of $350,000 in prize money.

The Superbet Chess Classic Romania will be held in Bucharest, Romania at Sheraton Bucharest Hotel from May 4 – May 14, 2022 with rounds beginning at 3:00pm daily (EEST). Free spectator tickets are available but must be reserved in advance. Click here to reserve your spectator ticket for Superbet Chess Classic Romania. The tournament broadcast will be available on





About the Grand Chess Tour™

The Grand Chess Tour is a circuit of international events, each demonstrating the highest level of organization for the world’s best players. The legendary Garry Kasparov, one of the world’s greatest ambassadors for chess, inspired the Grand Chess Tour and helped solidify the partnership between the organizers.  All Grand Chess Tour 2021 events will comply with local and regional COVID-19 restrictions. For more information about the tour, visit

About the Superbet Foundation

Founded in 2019, Superbet Foundation is a nonprofit organization. Its role is to coordinate Superbet Group’s CSR activities and to connect with civil society organizations and the general public. Through its activity, the Foundation strives for a better world, with healthy and educated people and by supporting various projects it wants to inspire people to hold unbreakable moral values. It supports projects in domains like education, health, culture, performance in sport and, most notably, in chess. Since 2019, chess has become one of the backbones of Superbet Foundation by organizing its first tournament of the Grand Chess Tour in Bucharest. The Foundation is committed to turning GCT tournaments into a tradition for the Romanian and Polish chess communities. For more information, visit

About the Saint Louis Chess Club

The Saint Louis Chess Club is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that is committed to making chess an important part of our community. In addition to providing a forum for the community to play tournaments and casual games, the club also offers chess improvement classes, beginner lessons and special lectures.

Recognizing the cognitive and behavioral benefits of chess, the Saint Louis Chess Club is committed to supporting those chess programs that already exist in area schools while encouraging the development of new in-school and after-school programs. For more information, visit

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