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.
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.
July 13, 2022 – The Grand Chess Tour (GCT) has confirmed the commentary team and the arbiters for SuperUnited Rapid & Blitz Croatia. The third leg of the Grand Chess Tour will feature a commentary team composed of Grandmasters Yasser Seirawan, Cristian Chirila, Evgeny Miroshnichenko, and Alejandro Ramirez as well as Woman Grandmaster Anastasia Karlovich.
Monday, May 23, 2022 – The Grand Chess Tour (GCT) has confirmed the field for the SuperUnited Rapid & Blitz Croatia leg that will include six full tour participants and four wildcards. Reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen, the No. 1#1 ranked player in the world, headlines the field and will be joined by former FIDE World Champion Veselin Topalov. Rounding out the wildcards will be 2021 Tata Steel winner GM Jorden van Foreest and top Croatian GM Ivan Saric.
BUCHAREST, ROMANIA AND SAINT LOUIS, MO. (May 16, 2022) – The first leg of the 2022 Grand Chess Tour (GCT) has concluded with Grandmaster Maxime Vachier-LaGrave taking the first place crown of the Superbet Chess Classic Romania. The tournament included all nine full tour players and one local wildcard player, Romanian Grandmaster Bogdan-Daniel Deac, all of whom competed over nine rounds for the $350,000 total prize fund.
Saint Louis, MO, May 2, 2022 – The Grand Chess Tour (GCT) has confirmed the commentary team and the arbiters for the Superbet Chess Classic Romania. The first leg of the Grand Chess Tour will feature a commentary team composed of Grandmasters Yasser Seirawan, Peter Svidler, Alejandro Ramirez and Cristian Chirila and Woman Grandmaster Anastasia Karlovich.
SAINT LOUIS, Friday, August 27, 2021 – This month, 12 of the world’s best chess grandmasters participated in the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz and Sinquefield Cup at the Saint Louis Chess Club. The tournaments, with a total of $475,000 in prizes, were the fourth and fifth legs of the 2021 Grand Chess Tour.