2019 Champions Showdown: Chess 960

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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 this September. The matches will be played in Chess 960 style, also known as Fischer Random, with $200,000 in prizes.

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.

Schedule

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