Chess 9LX


Format Summary

The Champions Showdown is a series of four matches from September 2nd through the 5th. The players will face each other in a series of Fischer Random games at rapid and blitz time controls.

Fischer Random

Chess 960, also known as Fischer Random Chess, is a variant of the game in which the starting row of pieces is randomized. In so doing, players may not rely on memorization and computer analysis to play their game.

2019 Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX

The Saint Louis Chess Club will bring eight of the top chess players in the world, including legendary world champion Garry Kasparov, to play in the Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX this September. The matches will be played in Chess 960 style, also known as Fischer Random, with $200,000 in prizes.

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