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The American Cup Returns to Saint Louis March 17-26, 2023

SAINT LOUIS, Feb 21 2023 - America’s best chess players will return to the Saint Louis Chess Club to battle over the board from March 17- 26, 2023 for the second annual American Cup. With $300,000 in prize money up for grabs, the competitors will prove their mettle under mounting pressure in this double-elimination knockout tournament. This format promises to keep fans on the edge of their seats as they follow their favorites to victory.

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The Grand Chess Tour Returns In 2023

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.

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Fair Play at the Saint Louis Chess Club

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.


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2022 U.S. and U.S. Women’s Chess Championships Fields Announced

The Saint Louis Chess Club to Host Nation’s Top Chess Talent Along with 2022 U.S. Chess Hall of Fame and 2021 World Chess Hall of Fame Inductions


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19 Year Old Alireza Firouzja sweeps the last two legs and the 2022 Grand Chess Tour

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

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2022 Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX

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

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Mizzou President Choi’s Blog - Applauding our Chess Team and supporters

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.

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Saint Louis Chess Club Announces 2022 Tournament Calendar

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.

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Saint Louis Chess Club to Resume Broadcast Coverage of the FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament

SAINT LOUIS, Monday, April 12, 2021 - The FIDE Candidates Tournament will resume on April 19, 2021 in Yekaterinburg, Russia

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Super Grandmaster Levon Aronian to Move to Saint Louis, Represent the USA

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.

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