The 2017 Spring Chess Classic is the second of four tournaments each year featuring international chess professionals. The Spring Chess Classic is comprised of two 10-player Round Robin tournaments and one 6-player Double Round Robin. Over the course of 10 days, these competitors will battle for more than $50,000 in prize money and gain valuable experience in top-level events.
The Quarterly Strong Tournaments here at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center were created so strong international masters and newly minted grandmasters could participate in strong round robin tournaments in which to test their mettle against players of similar levels and to learn from these experiences. These tournaments are very rare. Generally, organizers are more interested in hosting elite events with big names such as Fabuano Caruana, Wesley So or Magnus Carlsen. These organizers are rarely seeking sponsorship for grandmasters in the 2600 level.
Every quarter, the Chess Club will host these strong events.