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Catch the first Saint Louis stop of the Grand Chess Tour!

The Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz is the newest stop of the Grand Chess Tour. This $150,000 event will feature all seven of the 2019 Grand Chess Tour players as well as three wildcard picks. Held just before the Sinquefield Cup, the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz promises to be an exciting affair that fans can enjoy live - right here at grandchesstour.org

DATES August 9 – 15, 2019
LOCATION Saint Louis Chess Club
FORMAT 10-Player Round Robin
PRIZE FUND $150,000
PHOTOS For event photos, visit our Flickr page
Magnus Carlsen • Maxime Vachier-Lagrave • Fabiano Caruana • Ding Liren • Shakhriyar Mamedyarov • Levon Aronian • Sergey Karjakin • Leinier Dominguez • Yu Yangyi • Richard Rapport


Schedule CST

Opening Ceremony & Press Conference to be held on August 9 by invite only. 

Rapid (10– 12 August)

Time 10 August 11 August 12 August
1:00 p.m. Round 1 Round 4 Round 7
2:30 p.m. Round 2 Round 5 Round 8
4:00 p.m. Round 3 Round 6 Round 9

Blitz (13 - 14 August)

Time 13 August Time 14 August
1:00 p.m. Round 1 1:00 p.m. Round 10
1:30 p.m. Round 2 1:30 p.m. Round 11
2:00 p.m. Round 3 2:00 p.m. Round 12
2:30 p.m. Round 4 2:30 p.m. Round 13
3:00 p.m. Round 5 3:00 p.m. Round 14
3:30 p.m. Round 6 3:30 p.m. Round 15
4:00 p.m. Round 7 4:00 p.m. Round 16
4:30 p.m. Round 8 4:30 p.m. Round 17
5:00 p.m. Round 9 5:00 p.m. Round 18
    5:30 p.m. Playoffs
    Directly following Closing Ceremony (private)

The Ultimate Moves Exhibition match will take place on August 29th at 2 p.m. or shortly after the playoff ends

 

Live Spectator Accommodations

Spectators are welcome to watch the rounds live at the Saint Louis Chess Club with a $10/round ticket. All access 5-day pass available for $40. Tickets will include the following: 

  • Access to theater style seating in the main lobby to view commentary of the event with light snacks and beverages
  • Access to watch the players live on the second floor (no cell phones permitted)
  • Live commentary and group discussion with Grandmasters next door at Kingside Diner with beverage station
  • 50% discount on food at Kingside Diner located next door 
  • Valet parking available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

The Chess Club has special hotel rates with the following establishments. Please make sure to ask for the "chess rate" when making reservations. 

Tickets to watch the tournament live are available here >  

Chase Park Plaza Hotel

Holiday Inn Express

Hampton Inn & Suites

Parkway Hotel

212 N. Kingshighway
Saint Louis, MO 63108
(877)-587-2427
4630 Lindell Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
(314) 361-4900
5650 Oakland Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63110
(314) 655-3994
 
4550 Forest Park Ave. 
Saint Louis, MO 63108
(314) 256-7777
Chess rate: $159/night, $179/suite Call for rates Call for rates  

Chess Rate: $122/night (King or 2 Queens) 
ask for CHESS TARIFF RATE

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

August 10th, 2019 1:00 PM   through   August 15th, 2019 2:00 PM
Saint Louis Chess Club
4657 Maryland Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63108-63108
United States
Phone: (314) 361-2437
Email:
Day 1, August 10 $ 10.00
Day 2, August 11 $ 10.00
Day 3, August 12 $ 10.00
Day 4, August 13 $ 10.00
Day 5, August 14 $ 10.00
Ultimate Moves (August 29) $ 0.00
5-Day Pass $ 40.00