The Showdown in Saint Louis is a five-round exhibition match between two of the world's finest Grandmasters, Hikaru Nakamura and Levon Aronian. The event showcases four classical games of chess, and a fifth round featuring 16 games of Blitz chess. The Grandmasters will play for the 60/40 split of a $100,000 prize pool.

Date Round Start Time
Friday, November 21 Classical  2:00 p.m. CT
Saturday, November 22 Classical  2:00 p.m. CT
Sunday, November 23 Classical 2:00 p.m. CT
Monday, November 24 Classical 2:00 p.m. CT
Tuesday, November 25 Blitz (16 games) 2:00 p.m. CT; New game every 15 minutes

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Production assistance provided by Spectrum Studios and Fat Chimp Studios. Our commentary team includes GM Yasser Seirawan, GM Maurice Ashley and WGM Jennifer Shahade.

Catering from Herbie's Restaurant. Travel assistance provided by Chi Chi.