Saint Louis Chess Club to Host its First Ever Double Knockout Tournament, The American Cup from April 18 - 29, 2022

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Saint Louis Chess Club to Host its First Ever Double Knockout Tournament, The American Cup from April 18 - 29, 2022

This new tournament will feature the top chess players that live on American soil and battle over the board for a $300,000 prize fund.

SAINT LOUIS, February 14, 2022 – For the first time, the Saint Louis Chess Club will host The American Cup, highlighting an exciting and unique double elimination format. This new format and tournament will bring world class chess masters to America's chess capital to compete in a fierce do-or-die struggle for $300,000 total in prize money. With a double elimination format, fans can expect The American Cup to have a combination of exciting chess play, stunning upsets, and epic comebacks.

“We are thrilled to announce this new tournament at the Saint Louis Chess Club,” said Executive Director Tony Rich. “It will feature an exciting knockout format and include the very best chess players living in America.”

More information about the confirmed player's will be announced in the coming weeks. The rounds will be streamed live daily starting at 1:00pm CT on from April 18 - April 29, 2022. The American Cup players will be available for interviews with the media as scheduled on Tuesday, April 19th.

What: The American Cup

Who: Two, 8-Player Fields (Group A & Group B)

When: April 18 - April 29, 2022

Where: Saint Louis Chess Club, 4657 Maryland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108

Watch Online:

Day Date Time Event
Monday April 18 5:00 PM Player Meeting
6:00 PM Private Opening Dinner
Tuesday April 19 As Scheduled Player Headshots & Interviews
Wednesday April 20 1:00 PM Day 1
Thursday April 21 1:00 PM Day 2
Friday April 22 1:00 PM Day 3
Saturday April 23 1:00 PM Day 4
Sunday April 24 1:00 PM Day 5
Monday April 25 Rest Day Day 6
Tuesday April 26 1:00 PM Day 7
Wednesday April 27 1:00 PM Day 8
Thursday April 28 1:00 PM Day 9
Friday April 29  1:00 PM Day 10
7:00 PM Private Closing Ceremony


About the Saint Louis Chess Club

The Saint Louis Chess Club is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that is committed to making chess an important part of our community. In addition to providing a forum for the community to play tournaments and casual games, the club also offers chess improvement classes, beginner lessons and special lectures.

Recognizing the cognitive and behavioral benefits of chess, the Saint Louis Chess Club is committed to supporting those chess programs that already exist in area schools while encouraging the development of new in-school and after-school programs. For more information, visit