2017 Fall Chess Classic

The 2017 Fall Chess Classic is the last of four tournaments each year featuring international chess professionals. The Fall Chess Classic is comprised of two 10-player Round Robin tournaments. Over the course of 10 days, these competitors will battle for more than $50,000 in prize money and gain valuable experience in top-level events.

The Quarterly Strong Tournaments here at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center were created so strong international masters and newly minted grandmasters could participate in strong round robin tournaments in which to test their mettle against players of similar levels and to learn from these experiences. These tournaments are very rare. Generally, organizers are more interested in hosting elite events with big names such as Fabuano Caruana, Wesley So or Magnus Carlsen. These organizers are rarely seeking sponsorship for grandmasters in the 2600 level. 

Every quarter, the Chess Club will host these strong events. 

 

At A Glance
Dates September 5-15, 2017
Location Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis
Format Two 10-Player Round Robins
Prize Fund $36,000

 

Day Time Groups A & B
Tuesday
5-September

Arrival

Wednesday
6-September

12:00 PM

Player Meeting

1:00 PM

Round 1

Thursday
7-September

11:00 AM

 

1:00 PM Round 2
5:00 PM

Friday
8-September

1:00 PM

Round 3

Saturday
9-September

1:00 PM

Round 4

Sunday
10-September

1:00 PM

Round 5

Monday
11-September

1:00 PM

Round 6

Sunday
12-September

1:00 PM

Round 7

Monday
13-September

1:00 PM

Round 8

Tuesday
14-September

11:00 AM

Round 9

5:00 PM

Playoff

6:30 PM

Closing Ceremony

Wednesday
15-September

Departure

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


The 2017 Fall Chess Classic features a combined prize fund of more than $30,000!

Fall 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
Fall 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