Saint Louis, MO (Monday, January 9, 2023) – The Grand Chess Tour (GCT), a circuit of international events, each demonstrating the highest level of organization for the world's best players, will return again in 2023. Tour participants will compete for a total prize fund of $1.4 million over the course of the 2023 season. The prize money for each of the two classical tournaments will be $350,000 and $175,000 per event for rapid and blitz. In addition, a bonus prize fund totalling $175,000 will be awarded to the top three overall tour finishers.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - Over more than a decade, we have worked tirelessly to fuel a resurgence of chess in America, to create a place for elite chess players to play at the highest levels for the greatest purses, and to democratize access to chess to all players, no matter age, race or skill set.
It’s been remarkable to see the widespread discussion around chess over the past several weeks, but it’s important that we are clear on our position as it relates to cheating.
SAINT LOUIS, Wednesday, September 14 - This month, 13 of the world’s best chess grandmasters participated in the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz and Sinquefield C
SAINT LOUIS, September 12, 2022 - The top international chess superstars are set to battle it out over the board from September 13-16 in Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX™, which will feature the world’s top grandmasters including legendary 13th World Champion Garry Kasparov, World Number 3, Ian Nepomniachtchi, World Number 4 and 2022 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz, Sinquefield Cup winner, and 2022 Grand Chess Tour champion, Alireza Firouzja and returning 2021 Ches
On Tuesday, we marked the incredibly quick success of MU’s Chess Team and the global name it is making for itself. Just three years in the making, our team has scored national and international wins under the leadership of head coach (and Grandmaster) Cristian Chirila. Several top-tier players from across the globe are now coming to MU to compete with this team. We know there’s still more to do – including winning a national championship.
ST. LOUIS, April 15, 2022 - The Saint Louis Chess Club has announced their 2022 tournament calendar that will include national, international, and local tournament opportunities for spectators and chess players alike.
SAINT LOUIS, Monday, April 12, 2021 - The FIDE Candidates Tournament will resume on April 19, 2021 in Yekaterinburg, Russia
SAINT LOUIS (February 26, 2021) - The Saint Louis Chess Club is pleased to announce that Grandmaster (GM) Levon Aronian will relocate to Saint Louis, MO and represent the USA in future competitions.
ST. LOUIS, Thursday, February 25, 2021 - The Saint Louis Chess Club has announced their 2021 tournament calendar that will include national, international, and local tournament opportunities for spectators and chess players alike.