2019 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz

2019 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz

The 2019 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz will be the fourth event in the 2019 GCT schedule. Held just before the Sinquefield Cup, the tournament holds a key position in the 2019 roster as it marks the mid-way point of the regular season events this year. The tournament will have a new champion as GM Hikaru Nakamura is not returning to defend his title. However, World Champion Magnus Carlsen will be playing the event for the first time in 2019.