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2022 Champions Showdown – Chess 9LX LIVE

The top international chess superstars are set to battle it out over the board from September 13-16 in Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX™ (aka Chess 960 Fischer Random), which will feature the world’s top Grandmasters including legendary 13th World Champion Garry Kasparov, World Number 3, Ian Nepomniachtchi, World Number 4 and 2022 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz winner, Sinquefield Cup winner, and Grand Chess Tour champion, Alireza FirouzjaLevon Aronian, Fabiano Caruana, Leinier DominguezHikaru NakamuraWesley SoShakhriyar Mamedyarov, and Peter Svidler. The tournament will be played in Chess 960 style, also known as Fischer Random, with a $150,000 total prize fund. 

An exhibition match – Ultimate moves featuring Saint Louis Chess Club founder Rex Sinquefield against John Beckstead took place Tuesday evening, with each player alternating moves with a team of Grandmasters. Replay the games here

2022 Champions Showdown – Chess 9LX LIVE games / Chess 9LX Day 1 live video coverage / Chess 9LX Pairings & Schedule

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