The 2018 Spring Chess Classic is a 10-player round-robin tournament taking place from 6-14 March in the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis, USA. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment starting from move one. No draw offers are allowed before move 30. There will be 2 tournaments A and B.
The 2018 Spring Chess Classic is the first of four tournaments each year featuring international chess professionals. The Spring 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.
Live games with analysis will be provided daily on Chessdom by the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.
Pairings round 1 group A
1 GM Akobian, Varuzhan USA 2647 – GM Swiercz, Dariusz POL 2654
2 GM Shankland, Samuel USA 2668 – GM Bruzon Batista, Lazaro CUB 2673
3 GM Edouard, Romain FRA 2613 – GM Ganguly, Surya Shekhar IND 2650
4 GM Onischuk, Alexander USA 2681 – GM Ipatov, Alexander TUR 2665
5 GM Zherebukh, Yaroslav USA 2628 – GM Xiong, Jeffery USA 2640