2022 Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX

Saint Louis Chess Club To Host Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX™ 

Tournament to Feature Ten of the World’s Best Players including Legendary World Champion Garry Kasparov 

2022 U.S. Junior, U.S. Girls’ Junior and U.S. Senior Champions Crowned in Saint Louis

SAINT LOUIS (July 18, 2022) – The national junior and senior chess championships have concluded in Saint Louis, the nation’s Chess Capital, with 15-year-old GM Christopher Yoo taking home the 2022 U.S. Junior Championship, 20-year-old, FM/WGM Jennifer Yu, winning the 2022 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship, and U.S. Chess Hall-of-Famer GM Alex Shabalov beating out a field that included five other hall-of-fame inductees to become the 2022 U.S. Senior Champion.

Saint Louis Chess Club to Host Legends and Rising Stars of American Chess 2022 U.S. Senior, Junior, and Girls’ Junior Championships return over-the-board from July 6 - July 16, 2022

This summer, the Saint Louis Chess Club will host three national championship events showcasing the best American senior, junior and girl chess players. From July 6 - 16, 2022, Saint Louis, America’s Chess Capital, will host the top 10 juniors, girls, and seniors in the invitational 2022 U.S. Junior, U.S. Girls’ Junior, and U.S. Senior Chess Championships. The tournaments feature more than $130,000 in prizes.

GM Fabiano Caruana and GM Irina Krush win Inaugural Saint Louis Chess Club Tournament, The American Cup

Sixteen of America’s best chess players gathered at the Saint Louis Chess Club to battle over the board from April 18 - April 29, 2022 in the inaugural chess tournament, The American Cup. Veteran and tournament favorite, GM Irina Krush was crowned the winner of the Women’s Tournament, securing victory after drawing the second game in her match against FM Alice Lee and Saint Louis resident GM Fabiano Caruana clinched first place after defeating GM Levon Aronian in today’s final decisive day.

Saint Louis Chess Club Announces 2022 Tournament Calendar

ST. LOUIS, April 26, 2022 - The Saint Louis Chess Club has announced their 2022 tournament calendar that will include national, international, and local tournament opportunities for spectators and chess players alike.

The American Cup, Double Elimination Knockout Tournament Hosted By The Saint Louis Chess Club from April 18 - April 29, 2022

America’s best chess players will return to the Saint Louis Chess Club to battle over the board from April 18 - April 29, 2022 in a brand new and exciting tournament, The American Cup. With $300,000 in prize money up for grabs, the competitors will prove their mettle under mounting pressure in this double-elimination knockout tournament. This format promises to keep fans on the edge of their seats as they follow their favorites to victory.

Third Annual Cairns Cup Postponed Due to New COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

The Saint Louis Chess Club regretfully announces the postponement of the upcoming Cairns Cup tournament that was originally scheduled from February 8 - February 19, 2022.

Saint Louis Chess Club to Host Third Annual Cairns Cup

Coming February 8-19, 2022, Saint Louis will host an elite tournament for top female players