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Saint Louis Chess Club Announces 2021 Tournament Calendar

GM Leinier Dominguez playing GM Fabiano Caruana in the 2019 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz Tournament held at the Saint Louis Chess Club. Photo by Crystal Fuller.

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Saint Louis Chess Club Announces 2021 Tournament Calendar


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. Below, you will find a table of invitational tournament dates scheduled for this year. All in-person tournaments will comply with all applicable COVID-19 guidelines and may still be subject to change. 


2021 Tournament Calendar

U.S. Junior, Girls & Senior Championships July 15 -  July 26, 2021
Grand Chess Tour: Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz August 9 - August 16, 2021
Grand Chess Tour: Sinquefield Cup August 16 - August 28, 2021
Ultimate Moves Exhibition Event September 7, 2021
Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX September 8 - September 10, 2021
U.S. & U.S. Women's Championships October 5 - October 19, 2021


The Chess Club plans to host their usual bout of major tournaments in 2021 along with continuing to provide their virtual weekly classes, lectures and in-person and online open tournaments. There will be a rotating schedule of Resident Grandmasters each month along with online scholastic tournaments and Scouts BSA Chess Merit Badge workshops scheduled throughout the year. For more information, please visit the events calendar on or email at


About The Saint Louis Chess Club

The Saint Louis Chess Club is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization committed to making chess an important part of our community. In addition to providing a forum for the community to play tournaments and casual games, the club also offers chess improvement classes, beginner lessons, and special lectures.  Recognizing the cognitive and behavioral benefits of chess, the Saint Louis Chess Club is committed to supporting those chess programs that already exist in area schools while encouraging the development of new in-school and after-school programs. For more information, visit

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