Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz
Individual tournament, h UTC-0500
The Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz will be held online and will showcase some of the world’s top rapid and blitz players including World Champion Magnus Carlsen and a few of the American favorites – Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Leinier Dominguez and Jeffery Xiong. The ten players will be competing for a $250,000 prize fund in nine rapid games and eighteen blitz games over five days of play.
Games will start daily at 1:00pm CDT (GMT-5) from September 15–19 with expert commentary featuring GM’s Yasser Seirawan and Maurice Ashley and WGM Jennifer Shahade. Viewers can watch live on uschesschamps.com or on STLChessClub’s YouTube and Twitch.tv channels.
Organiser: Saint Louis Chess Club
- 20 Sep 2020: Carlsen and So share victory
- 16 Sep 2020: Carlsen disconnects and loses
- 22 Aug 2020: Saint Louis announces events