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Saint Louis Chess Club Announces 2021 Tournament Calendar

SAINT LOUIS, February 25, 2021- The Saint Louis Chess Club has announced their 2021 tournament calendar that will include national, international, and local tournament opportunities for spectators and chess players alike.

2020 U.S. Chess Championships Winners Crowned In All Five National Tournaments

SAINT LOUIS, October 30, 2020 - As October comes to a close, this unique chapter in American chess history has also concluded with five newly crowned champions for the 2020 U.S. Chess Championships.

Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So Tie For First in the Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz Tournament

SAINT LOUIS, September 19, 2020 - The final day of Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz concluded with a tie for first between World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen and Chess960 World Champion GM Wesley So, splitting $90,000 between them.

Saint Louis Chess Club to Host 2020 U.S. Chess Championships Online From October 8-29

SAINT LOUIS, September 14, 2020 - October of 2020 will mark an extraordinary chapter in American chess history, as due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Saint Louis Chess Club will host the 2020 U.S. Chess Championships online for the first time. The 2020 U.S. Chess Championships consists of five national tournaments that will be held in rapid format: U.S. Championship, U.S. Women’s Championship, U.S. Junior Championship, U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship, and U.S. Senior Championship.

Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura Tie For First in the Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX Tournament

SAINT LOUIS, September 13, 2020 - The final day of Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX concluded with World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen and recently signed TSM Esports GM Hikaru Nakamura sharing the win and splitting the first and second place total prize of $62,500.

Saint Louis Chess Club To Host Two Online Tournaments In September - Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX and the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz

SAINT LOUIS, August 21, 2020 - The top international chess superstars are set to battle online from September 11-19 in two exciting tournaments hosted by the Saint Louis Chess Club. Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX will feature the world’s top grandmasters including legendary World Champion Garry Kasparov, the reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen and World Number 2 Fabiano Caruana.

Saint Louis Chess Club Crowns World Champion Magnus Carlsen in Clutch Chess International

SAINT LOUIS, MO. (June 14, 2020) – The Clutch Chess International tournament concluded with a gripping final match between World Champion Magnus Carlsen and World Number 2, Fabiano Caruana, with Carlsen claiming victory in the final round and taking home the grand prize of $50,0000 and an additional $25,000 in clutch bonuses. This historical online tournament, hosted by the Saint Louis Chess Club and created by Grandmaster Maurice Ashley, featured electrifying knockout matches that had the audience glued to their seats after every move.

Saint Louis Chess Club To Host Clutch Chess International Tournament June 6-14, 2020

The World’s Best Grandmasters Will Compete For A $265,000 Prize Fund - The Largest Prize Fund Ever Offered For An Online Chess Event
SAINT LOUIS, June 3, 2020 - Eight of the top international chess superstars are set to battle online from Saturday, June 6 - Sunday, June 14, 2020 in the second installment of Clutch Chess, hosted by the Saint Louis Chess Club.

Inaugural Clutch Chess Winner Takes Home $30,000 Grand Prize, & $10,000 total amount in Clutch Prizes

Four American Grandmasters Battled for a $100,000 Prize Fund During Online Tournament

SAINT LOUIS, MO. (May 29, 2020) – The Saint Louis Chess Club is thrilled to announce that Grandmaster Wesley So is the inaugural winner of Clutch Chess, a new online tournament that was created by Grandmaster Maurice Ashley and hosted by the Saint Louis Chess Club. As the grand prize winner, Wesley So has won a total of $40,000 during the tournament.

Clutch Chess, A New Online Tournament May 26-29

Top Four American Grandmasters Will Compete For A $100,000 Prize Fund

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