2017 Saint Louis Winter Invitational

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis is proud to host the 2017 GM/IM Winter Invitational. The invitational brings together players from around the world to compete for cash prizes and the chance to earn Grandmaster and International Master titles. Held February 16-21 at our Central West End campus, follow the games live here!

Format & Regulations

  • Two 10 player round-robins
  • Game in 90 minutes with a 30-second increment
  • Players are required to be at the board at the start of each round
  • Players are required to keep notation throughout each game
  • No cell phones or other electronic devices are allowed in the tournament hall

At a Glance

At A Glance
Dates February 16-21, 2017
Location Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis
Format Two 10-Player Round Robins
Prize Fund $7,000


Day Date Time Event
Thursday 16-Feb 4:30 pm Players Meeting
Thursday 16-Feb 5:00 pm Round 1
Friday 17-Feb 11:00 am Round 2
Friday 17-Feb 5:00 pm Round 3
Saturday 18-Feb 11:00 am Round 4
Saturday 18-Feb 5:00 pm Round 5
Sunday 19-Feb 11:00 am Round 6
Sunday 19-Feb 5:00 pm Round 7
Monday 20-Feb 11:00 am Round 8
Tuesday 21-Feb 11:00 am Round 9


GM Section IM Section
Place Prize Place Prize
1st $1,500 1st $1,000
2nd $1,000 2nd $800
3rd $750 3rd $600
4th $500 4th $400
5th $250 5th $200
Total $4,000 Total $3,000
Total Prize Fund $7,000