2018 Spring Chess Classic Dates March 6-14, 2018

2018 Spring Chess Classic Dates March 6-14, 2018

The 2018 Spring Chess Classic is a 10-player round-robin tournament taking place from 6-14 March in the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis, USA. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment starting from move one. No draw offers are allowed before move 30. The 2018 Spring Chess Classic is the first of four tournaments each year featuring international chess professionals. The Spring Chess Classic is comprised of two 10-player Round Robin tournaments. Over the course of 10 days, these competitors will battle for more than $30,000 in prize money and gain valuable experience in top-level events.

Day Time Groups A & B
Tuesday
6-March
12:00 PM Player Meeting
1:00 PM Round 1
Wednesday
7-March
1:00 PM Round 2
Thursday
8-March
1:00 PM Round 3
Friday
9-March
1:00 PM Round 4
Saturday
10-March
1:00 PM Round 5
Sunday
11-March
1:00 PM Round 6
Monday
12-March
1:00 PM Round 7
Tuesday
13-March
1:00 PM Round 8
Wednesday
14-March
11:00 AM Round 9
5:00 PM Closing Ceremony

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

The 2018 Spring Chess Classic features a combined prize fund of more than $30,000!

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

2018 Spring Chess Classic