Our second quarterly strong tournament.

The 2017 Spring Chess Classic is the second of four tournaments each year. The Spring tournament will feature 26 international chess professionals. Over the course of nine rounds, these competitors will battle for over $50,000 in prize money and gain valuable experience in top-level events.

The Quarterly Strong Tournaments here at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center were created so strong international masters and newly minted grandmasters could participate in strong round robin tournaments in which to test their mettle against players of similar levels and to learn from these experiences. These tournaments are very rare. Generally, organizers are more interested in hosting elite events with big names such as Fabuano Caruana, Wesley So or Magnus Carlsen. These organizers are rarely seeking sponsorship for grandmasters in the 2600 level. 

 

At A Glance
Dates May 16-24, 2017
Location Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis
Format Two 10-Player Round Robins
Prize Fund $50,900

 

DAY TIME GROUPS A & B GROUP C
Monday
15-May
 

Arrival

Tuesday
16-May

12:00 PM

Player Meeting

1:00 PM

Round 1

Wednesday
17-May

11:00 AM

 

Round 2
1:00 PM Round 2  
5:00 PM   Round 3

Thursday
18-May

1:00 PM

Round 3

Round 4

Friday
19-May

1:00 PM

Round 4

Round 5

Saturday
20-May

1:00 PM

Round 5

Round 6

Sunday
21-May

1:00 PM

Round 6

Round 7

Monday
22-May

1:00 PM

Round 7

Round 8

Tuesday
23-May

1:00 PM

Round 8

Round 9

Wednesday
24-May

11:00 AM

Round 9

Round 10

5:00 PM

Playoff

6:30 PM

Closing Ceremony

Thursday
25-May

 

Departure

* All times listed are CDT (GMT-6).

The 2017 Spring Chess Classic features a combined prize fund of more than $50,000!

Spring Classic A Prize Fund
PLACE PRIZE PLACE PRIZE
1st $6,000 6th $1,500
2nd $4,000 7th $1,000
3rd $3,000 8th $1,000
4th $2,000 9th $1,000
5th $1,500 10th $1,000
TOTAL PRIZE FUND $22,000
Spring Classic B Prize Fund
PLACE PRIZE PLACE PRIZE
1st $4,000 6th $800
2nd $2,500 7th $600
3rd $2,000 8th $600
4th $1,500 9th $500
5th $1,000 10th $500
TOTAL PRIZE FUND $14,000
Spring Classic C Prize Fund
PLACE PRIZE PLACE PRIZE
1st $5,000 4th $1,750
2nd $3,250 5th $1,250
3rd $2,500 6th $1,150
TOTAL PRIZE FUND $14,900
 
May 16th, 2017 1:00 PM   through   May 24th, 2017 6:30 AM
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