2018 Summer Chess Classic

Aleksandar Indjic


Aleksandar learned how to play chess at the age of 4 and participated in his first tournament at 7. Until the age of 14, he was quite unsure about his future in chess; however, that all changed at beginning of 2010 when he was accepted to Itaka Chess Academy and started working with GM Velimirovic. In the next  3 years, in 2013, he was able to reach Grandmaster level. Notable achievements include: winning the Serbian Youth Championship U-16, U-20; the Serbian Individual Championship in 2014, 2018; sharing 1-2 place at the Philadelphia Open in 2016; and winning the Portugal Open 2018. Aleksandar is also a regular member of the Serbian National Team since 2013, competing in two Olympiads (Norway and Azerbaijan) and two European Team Chess Championships (Poland and Greece). At the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Azerbaijan, he won the bronze medal for individual performance on board 4 with 8,5/10 points. 

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

2018 Summer Chess Classic

The 2018 Summer Chess Classic is the second of four tournaments each year featuring international chess professionals. The Summer 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 for grandmasters at the 2600 level.


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