Δευτέρα, 14 Αυγούστου 2017

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017 - Kasparov is back

The tournament "Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz", the penultimate stage of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour, takes place in the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis from 14-19 August and Garry Kasparov returns, as a wild card, to official chess after 12 years.

DATESAugust 13-19, 2017
LOCATIONChess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis
FORMAT10-Player Round Robin
PRIZE FUND$150,000
COMMENTATORS
English - GM Yasser Seirawan, WGM Jennifer Shahade, and GM Maurice Ashley
Spanish - GM Alejandro Ramirez and WIM Ivette Garcia
German – GM Jan Gustafsson & GM Robert Rabiega
SPECTATORS$10/ round Buy tickets here! 
Participants

DATETIME*EVENT
Sunday, August 134-5:30 PMAutograph Signing
 6:00 PMOpening Ceremony**
Monday, August 141:00 PMRapid | Rounds 1 - 3
Tuesday, August 151:00 PMRapid | Rounds 4 - 6
Wednesday, August 161:00 PMRapid | Rounds 7 - 9
Thursday, August 171:00 PMBlitz | Rounds 1 - 9
Friday, August 181:00 PMBlitz | Rounds 10 - 18
Saturday, August 1911: 00 AMPlayoff (if necessary)
 3:00 PMUltimate Moves
 6:00 PMClosing Ceremony**
Sunday, August 20 Player Departure
* All times listed are (GMT-5). Dates and times subject to change.
** Private Event by invite only
Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz Prize Fund
PLACEPRIZEPLACEPRIZE
1st$37,5006th$10,000
2nd$25,0007th$7,500
3rd$20,0008th$7,500
4th$15,0009th$7,500
5th$12,50010th$7,500
Total Prize Fund$150,000
 

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