Press Releases

World No. 1 Player Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen Wins 2023 Superbet Rapid & Blitz Poland

WARSAW, POLAND AND SAINT LOUIS, MO. (June 1, 2023) – Following a thrilling performance in the final round, five-time chess world champion Grandmaster (GM) Magnus Carlsen from Norway won the 2023 Superbet Rapid & Blitz Poland, the second leg of the 2023 Grand Chess Tour. Carlsen takes home $40,000 for the win.

Grand Chess Tour Announces Wildcards for Superbet Chess Classic Romania, Superbet Rapid & Blitz Poland and SuperUnited Rapid & Blitz Croatia

SAINT LOUIS, MO USA - March 29, 2023 - Grand Chess Tour, a leading global circuit of international chess tournaments featuring the world’s best players, announced the wildcard players for Superbet Chess Classic Romania, Superbet Rapid & Blitz Poland and SuperUnited Rapid & Blitz Croatia

The Grand Chess Tour Returns In 2023

Saint Louis, MO (Monday, January 9, 2023) The Grand Chess Tour (GCT), a circuit of international events, each demonstrating the highest level of organization for the world's best players, will return again in 2023. Tour participants will compete for a total prize fund of $1.4 million over the course of the 2023 season. The prize money for each of the two classical tournaments will be $350,000 and $175,000 per event for rapid and blitz. In addition, a bonus prize fund totaling $175,000 will be awarded to the top three overall tour finishers. 

Reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen Withdraws from Sinquefield Cup Currently Being Held at the Saint Louis Chess Club

Saint Louis, MO (September 5, 2022) - On Monday, September 5, 2022, Magnus Carlsen, the reigning world chess champion and Grand Chess Tour wildcard player, elected to withdraw from the Sinquefield Cup, currently being held at the Saint Louis Chess Club in Saint Louis, MO through September 12, 2022.

World’s Best Chess Players Return to Saint Louis for the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz and Sinquefield Cup Tournaments August 25 - September 12

SAINT LOUIS, Thursday, August 4th – The seventh edition of the Grand Chess Tour (GCT), a series of five elite chess tournaments held across the globe, will return to America’s Chess Capital at the Saint Louis Chess Club from August 25 - 30, 2022. The Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz will kick off the festivities with 10 of the world’s best chess players competing for $175,000 in prize money. The 2022 Grand Chess Tour will conclude with the prestigious Sinquefield Cup from September 1 - 12, 2022; it will be the second classical tournament on the tour, bookending the three rapid & blitz events. The reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen will headline the Sinquefield Cup as the wildcard player, where he will be joined by the nine full tour GCT players competing for the $350,000 total prize fund.