SAINT LOUIS, Friday, August 27, 2021 – This month, 12 of the world’s best chess grandmasters participated in the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz and Sinquefield Cup at the Saint Louis Chess Club. The tournaments, with a total of $475,000 in prizes, were the fourth and fifth legs of the 2021 Grand Chess Tour.
SAINT LOUIS, Monday, August 16th – The sixth edition of the Grand Chess Tour (GCT) has returned to America’s Chess Capital at the Saint Louis Chess Club this month. The Sinquefield Cup will begin on August 17th, immediately following the conclusion of the 2021 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz.
SAINT LOUIS, Monday, August 9th – The sixth edition of the Grand Chess Tour (GCT), a series of five elite chess tournaments held across the globe, will return to America’s Chess Capital at the Saint Louis Chess Club from August 10-16, 2021. Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz will kick off the festivities with 10 of the world’s best chess players competing for $150,000 in prize money.
Saint Louis, MO, July 11, 2021 - The GCT is proud to announce five events for the 2022 tour, including a new event in Warsaw, Poland. Players will compete throughout the season for $1.275 million in prizes.
June 10, 2021 – The Grand Chess Tour (GCT) has confirmed the field for the Croatia Grand Chess Tour leg that will include four full tour participants and seven wildcards. With legendary World Champions Garry Kasparov and Vishy Anand as well as the World Championship title challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi from Russia the Croatia Grand Chess Tour promises to be action packed.
Saint Louis, MO, December 10, 2020 – The Grand Chess Tour (GCT) is scheduled to return in 2021 and will feature the same five tournaments and format that was originally planned for the 2020 edition of the tour.
Saint Louis, MO, March 31, 2020 – The Grand Chess Tour (GCT) regretfully announces the cancellation of its 2020 season. The global pandemic known as COVID-19 is impacting our lives, and all sporting events around the world are being canceled or postponed.
SaintLouis, MO, February 18, 2020 – The Grand Chess Tour (GCT) is pleased to announce that all ten qualified players have confirmed their participation in the 2020 Tour and the event allocations have been finalized. Theten full tour participants will play in both the Superbet Chess Classic Romania in Bucharest in May and in the Sinquefield Cup in Saint Louis in September. In addition, they will each participate in two of the three rapid and blitz events as indicated below.