St Louis Rapid & Blitz, August 8 – 15, 2019, St. Louis, Missouri USA Magnus Carlsennel

 

St Louis Rapid & Blitz, August 8 – 15, 2019, St. Louis, Missouri USA Magnus Carlsennel

The 2019 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz will be the fourth event in the 2019 GCT schedule. Held just before the Sinquefield Cup, the tournament holds a key position in the 2019 roster as it marks the mid-way point of the regular season events this year. The tournament will have a new champion as GM Hikaru Nakamura is not returning to defend his title. However, World Champion Magnus Carlsen will be playing the event for the first time in 2019.

BESZÁMOLUNK ONLINE

Carlsen, Aronian, Vachier-Lagrave, Caruana, Karjakin, Ding Liren, Mamedyarov, Rapport, Yu Yangyi, Dominguez Perez

 

DATES

August 10 – 14, 2019

VENUE

Saint Louis Chess Club, Saint Louis, Missouri
FORMAT

10 Player Round Robin

COMMENTATORS

GM Yasser Seirawan, WGM Jennifer Shahade, GM Cristian Chirilă and GM Maurice Ashley

PRIZE FUND

$150,000

  1. Paris Rapid & Blitz, July 26 – August 2, 2019, Paris, France
  2. St Louis Rapid & Blitz, August 8 – 15, 2019, St. Louis, Missouri USA
  3. Sinquefield Cup (Classical), August 15 – 30, 2019, St. Louis, Missouri USA
  4. Superbet Rapid & Blitz, November 4 – 11, 2019, Bucharest, Romania
  5. Tata Steel India Rapid & Blitz, November 20 – 27, 2019, Kolkata, India
  6. London Chess Classic (GCT Finals), November 30 – December 10, 2019, London UK