2020 U.S. Championship
The 2020 U.S. Championship is an elite national championship event, featuring 12 of the strongest chess players in America. Over the course of eleven rounds, these competitors will battle for $194,000 in prize moneyand the coveted title of 2020 U.S. Champion.
|Dates||April 9-23, 2020|
|Location||Saint Louis Chess Club|
|Format||12-Player Round Robin|
|Spectators||Purchase Tickets Here!|
|Wednesday, April 8||Community Day|
|Thursday, April 9||6:00 PM||Opening Ceremony|
|Friday, April 10||1:00 PM||Round 1|
|Saturday, April 11||1:00 PM||Round 2|
|Sunday, April 12||1:00 PM||Round 3|
|Monday, April 13||1:00 PM||Round 4|
|Tuesday, April 14||Rest Day|
|Wednesday, April 15||1:00 PM||Round 5|
|Thursday, April 16||1:00 PM
|Friday, April 17||1:00 PM||Round 7|
|Saturday, April 18||1:00 PM||Round 8|
|Sunday, April 19||Rest Day|
|Monday, April 20||1:00 PM||Round 9|
|Tuesday, April 21||1:00 PM||Round 10|
|Wednesday, April 22||1:00 PM||Round 11|
|Thursday, April 23||1:00 PM||Playoffs (if necessary)|
|6:00 PM||Closing Ceremony|
* All times listed are Central Standard Time (CST).
|U.S. Championship Prize Fund|
|Total Prize Fund||$194,000|
In addition, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis will sponsor the “$64,000 Fischer Bonus Prize”. Any player that finishes the U.S. Championship field with a perfect 11-0 score shall be awarded an additional $64,000.
Live Spectator Accommodations
- Access to watch game play live in the tournament hall
- Live game analysis and commentary broadcast in the Saint Louis Chess Club lobby
- Additional live commentary available in Kingside Diner
- Kingside Diner 50% off menu items for spectators with ticket purchase from 12-6 p.m.
- Complimentary valet parking available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during tournament rounds.
- Note: Tickets are $10 for non-members and free for annual members of the Saint Louis Chess Club. For more information on the benefits of an annual membership, visit our website.
The Chess Club has special hotel rates with the following establishments. Please make sure to ask for the "chess rate" when making reservations.
|Chase Park Plaza Hotel||Holiday Inn Express||Hampton Inn & Suites|