2021 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz

Saint Louis, Missouri USAUnited States of America

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2021 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz
2021 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz

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A staple event since 2017, The 2021 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz was the fourth and final rapid and blitz tournament in the 2021 GCT schedule. At the end of the final day of the event Hikaru Nakamura was crowned the champion of the 2021 Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz. The American speed demon demonstrated impressive form throughout the event, clinching a clear first place with 3 rounds to spare and ultimately winning $37,500.00 for his efforts. This 2021 win marked Hikaru’s second victory of the Saint Rapid in Blitz with the previous victory happening in 2018. Fabiano Caruana narrowly edged out Richard Rapport to capture clear 2nd place and an equally nice paycheck of $25,000.00.

Rapid & Blitz

  • 10 players
  • 9-round rapid round robin (2 points/game)
  • Two 9-round blitz round robins (1 point/game)
  • Best total score wins

Tournament Prize Fund

Current Champion

Levon Aronian

Inside the Tournament

Tournament Sponsors

The Saint Louis Chess Club is a nonprofit organization that has been a partner with the Grand Chess Tour since it's inception in 2015. The World Chess Hall of Fame is a nonprofit museum that celebrates chess through the lens of art, history, and culture. Located directly across the street from the Saint Louis Chess Club the World Chess Hall of Fame's unique venue is a regular host for Grand Chess Tour opening and closing ceremonies.

  • Saint Louis Chess Club
GM Gukesh D & GM Viswanathan Anand
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