2018 Fall Chess Classic

Dariusz Swiercz

Title: 
Grandmaster
Rating: 
2669
Residence: 
Poland
Age: 
23
Status: 
Accepted
Bio: 

Dariusz Swiercz is 23-year old Grandmaster from Poland. He became GM at the age of 14 years. In 2011 he became World Champion U20 and in 2012 World Champion U18. He represented Poland on Olympiads in Istanbul (2012) and Baku (2016). In 2016, he won 3rd Millionaire Chess. Now, he resides in Saint Louis and attends Saint Louis University, majoring in Economics.

Ray Robson

Title: 
Grandmaster
Rating: 
2682
Residence: 
USA
Age: 
23
Status: 
Accepted
Bio: 

Robson has won seven national scholastic titles and finished in the top ten at each of the World Youth Chess Championships from 2004 to 2007. He also tied for first place in the 2005 and 2006 (U12 Boys, Silver on tiebreak) Pan American Youth Chess Championships. On July 16, 2009, he won the U.S. Junior Chess Championship, becoming one of the youngest champions ever. Robson played in his first World Cup in November 2009 in Russia and again in 2011. Robson has also won the Webster University - SPICE Cup Open in St. Louis in 2012, and he finished second in Millionaire Chess in Las Vegas in 2014, losing to Wesley So in the final round. Even more, Robson has played in many of the major open tournaments in the United States, including the U.S. Championships since 2007. When he qualified for the 2007 U.S. Championships, it made him the youngest player in the history of the event to participate.

Sethuraman

Title: 
Grandmaster
Rating: 
2673
Residence: 
India
Age: 
25
Status: 
Accepted
Bio: 

Sethruaman is an Asian Gradmaster and former Asian Champion. He was a member of the bronze winning Olympiad team in 2014, gold winning team at the Asian Nations Cup, 2016, and silver medal team at the Asain Nations Cup in 2014 and 2018. Sethuraman has also placed at several other major tournaments including runner-up in the Aeroflot International Open in Moscow, Russia 2018; third place at the Dubai International chess Open, 2018; Fourth place at Gibraltar International Event, 2018; joint winner of the Sharjah International Open 2017; and second place at BRICS Masters, China.

Pairings & Results | A Group

 

Regulations

Format Summary:
The 2018 Fall Chess Classic shall be a 10-player tournament paired as a Round Robin.

2018 Fall Chess Classic

The 2018 Fall Chess Classic is the third of four tournaments each year featuring international chess professionals. The Fall Chess Classic is comprised of two 10-player Round Robin tournaments. Over the course of 10 days, these competitors will battle for more than $30,000 in prize money and gain valuable experience in top-level events.

The Quarterly Strong Tournaments here at the Saint Louis Chess Club 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 Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So or Magnus Carlsen. Opportunities in the U.S. are rare grandmasters at the 2600 level.

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