Match in Doubt: Blitz it Out

A second draw in Monday's fourth Classical game kept the Showdown in Saint Louis tied entering the final day of the match. Tuesday's fifth round will settle the score with 16 games of Blitz chess, with the winner claiming a king's share of the $100,000 prize purse.

Aronian Dances Out of Sharp Grunfeld; Draw Keeps Showdown Knotted

Armenian super GM Levon Aronian dodged Hikaru Nakamura's attack in the third round of the Showdown in Saint Louis, leaving the match tied with one Classical game remaining.

Sevian Sets New Record as Youngest-Ever American Grandmaster

Sam Sevian became the record-setting, youngest-ever American Grandmaster, a title once-held by Bobby Fischer, during the CCSCSL Invitational on Saturday Night.

Nakamura Stumbles Late, Aronian Hits Hard to Even Score

Armenia's pride Grandmaster Levon Aronian evened the score to the Showdown in Saint Louis, taking advantage of an endgame misstep by Hikaru Nakamura on Saturday evening.

Nakamura Connects, Takes Early Lead in Showdown

American Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura knocked down Armenia's Levon Aronian in the first round of their $100,000 match, the Showdown in Saint Louis.

Tournament

Nakamura vs. Aronian

The Showdown in Saint Louis takes place from November 21 - 25. Hikaru Nakamura and Levon Aronian will go five rounds for $100,000!

Players

Hikaru Nakamura

Get familiar with two of the world's finest Grandmasters, along with ten up-and-coming players battling for Grandmaster norms!

Live

Watch the Showdown in Saint Louis live, as well as the GM/IM norm competitions, with commentary from a legendary team of Grandmasters.