Top Female Chess Players to Compete in Cairns Cup in Saint Louis

Top Female Chess Players to Compete in Cairns Cup in Saint Louis

Saint Louis Chess Club to host elite international players in tournament that offers one of the largest chess prize funds for women

International Master Alice Lee and Grandmaster Levon Aronian Win American Cup Women’s and Open Tournaments

SAINT LOUIS, March 26, 2024 - The 2024 American Cup is one for the history books as 14-year-old International Master (IM) Alice Lee clinched her first major tournament win, while Grandmaster (GM) Levon Aronian captured his first American Cup win and first victory as an American player in the Women’s and Open tournaments, respectively.

The 2024 American Cup: Showcasing America's Finest Chess Talents

The 2024 American Cup

Saint Louis to Host Exciting Double-Elimination Tournament, Offering $400,000 in Prizes to Elite Competitors

Winter Chess Classic Thrills in Blitz Finale

B Team (Bruzon, Raja, Antipov, Oparin, Stearman, Gledura)

The 2023 Winter Chess Classic reached its thrilling conclusion with Team A emerging as the ultimate victors, showcasing exceptional skill and strategic brilliance. The A Team secured a final score of 135, outshining Team B, who scored 117 in this intense battle of wits.

Rapid Games Reshape the Landscape: 2023 Winter Classic

B Team (Stearman, Raja, Bruzon, Antipov, Oparin, Gledura)

The 2023 Winter Chess Classic entered the penultimate day with a dramatic shift after the conclusion of the rapid chess rounds. The players, having showcased their strategic prowess in classical chess over the initial three days, shifted gears to the faster-paced games, and the outcomes have reshaped the landscape of the tournament.

Dramatic Reversal in Final Day of Classical: 2023 Winter Classic

Lazaro Bruzon vs Benjamin Bok

As the Winter Chess Classic 2023 entered its third day, the atmosphere inside the Sinquefield Commons at Saint Louis University was charged with anticipation. The chilly weather outside belied the intensity of the battles that unfolded over the chessboards. The day featured two rounds of classical chess, bringing us closer to the fast-paced action in rapid and blitz.Lazaro Bruzon vs Benjamin Bok