2019 Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX

The Saint Louis Chess Club will bring eight of the top chess players in the world, including legendary world champion Garry Kasparov, to play in the Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX this September. The matches will be played in Chess 9LX or Chess 960 style,
also known as Fischer Random, with $200,000 in prizes.

What is Chess 9LX?

Chess 9LX is another term for Chess 960 or Fischer Random. Chess 9LX is a variant of chess created by Bobby Fischer in the late 1990s in which the pieces on the home rank are randomized, with 960 representing the number of possible starting positions.
Players will not know the order of the home rank pieces until they arrive before the start of the round and will have to rely on their creativity in rapid and blitz games.

Players




Fabiano Caruana

vs.

Garry Kasparov

Wesley So

vs.

Veselin Topalov

Leinier Dominguez

vs.

Peter Svidler

Hikaru Nakamura

vs.

Levon Aronian

Format & Scoring

  • Six (6) rapid games at G/30 with a 10-second delay. Each rapid game is worth 2 points.

  • Fourteen (14) blitz games at G/5 with a 5-second delay. Each blitz game is worth 1 point.

Tickets

Free for annual members/$5.00 day for non-members

Schedule

Watch live at uschesschamps.com





Day

Date

Time

Event

Monday

2 September

12:00 PM

Draw for Position

1:00 PM

Rapid Game 1

2:30 PM

Rapid Game 2

4:00 PM

Blitz Game 1

4:30 PM

Blitz Game 2

Tuesday

3 September

12:00 PM

Draw for Position

1:00 PM

Rapid Game 3

2:30 PM

Rapid Game 4

4:00 PM

Blitz Game 3

4:30 PM

Blitz Game 4

Wednesday

4 September

12:00 PM

Draw for Position

1:00 PM

Rapid Game 5

2:30 PM

Rapid Game 6

4:00 PM

Blitz Game 5

4:30 PM

Blitz Game 6

Thursday

5 September

12:30 PM

Draw for Position

1:00 PM

Blitz Game 7

1:30 PM

Blitz Game 8

2:00 PM

Blitz Game 9

2:30 PM

Blitz Game 10

3:00 PM

Draw for Position

3:30 PM

Blitz Game 11

4:00 PM

Blitz Game 12

4:30 PM

Blitz Game 13

5:00 PM

Blitz Game 14