St. Louis Rapid: So grabs the lead

St. Louis Rapid: So grabs the lead

Wesley So, the only player to finish the rapid section undefeated, took the sole lead at the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz online tournament on Thursday. So obtained back-to-back victories over Levon Aronian and Pentala Harikrishna in rounds 8 and 9 to go into the blitz section atop the standings table. Former leader Magnus Carlsen is now in sole second place, after having finished the day with a loss against Alexander Grischuk. | Photo: Justin Kellar / Saint Louis Chess Club

 

Pénteken és szombaton rendezik meg a kétfordulós villámversenyt, amelyet már a klasszikus pontszámítás szerint bonyolítanak le. Játszmánként 5-5 perc a gondolkodási idő és lépésenként 3-3 másodperc bónusz. Az összesített eredmény alapján osztják majd a díjakat, a 250 ezer dolláros díjalapból a győztes 50 ezer dollárt nyer.

The three-time world blitz champion will get plenty of chances to catch up with the leader, as 18 rounds of 5-minute games (with 3-second increments) will be played on Friday and Saturday to decide the winner of the online event.

 

 Alexander Grischuk takes down Magnus Carlsen and it looks as though Wesley So will lead going into the blitz!

 

 
St. Louis Chess 9LX 2020

 

Schedule

 

DATE TIME* EVENT
Sept. 15 1:00 PM Rapid Round 1
2:15 PM Rapid Round 2
3:30 PM Rapid Round 3
Sept. 16 1:00 PM Rapid Round 4
2:15 PM Rapid Round 5
3:30 PM Rapid Round 6
Sept. 17  1:00 PM Rapid Round 7
2:15 PM Rapid Round 8
3:30 PM Rapid Round 9
Sept. 18  1:00 PM Blitz Round 1
1:25 PM Blitz Round 2
1:50 PM Blitz Round 3
2:15 PM Blitz Round 4
2:30 PM Break
2:45 PM Blitz Round 5
3:10 PM Blitz Round 6
3:35 PM Blitz Round 7
4:00 PM Blitz Round 8
4:25 PM Blitz Round 9
Sept. 19 1:00 PM Blitz Round 1
1:25 PM Blitz Round 2
1:50 PM Blitz Round 3
2:15 PM Blitz Round 4
2:30 PM Break
2:45 PM Blitz Round 5
3:10 PM Blitz Round 6
3:35 PM Blitz Round 7
4:00 PM Blitz Round 8
4:25 PM Blitz Round 9

Links