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2022 Summer Chess Classic

The Saint Louis Chess Club will host the second leg of the Classic Series, the 2022 Summer Chess Classic, from June 1-11.

The event is comprised of two 10-player Round Robin tournaments: A and B. Over the course of 9 days, twenty competitors will compete for $36,000 in prize money and gain valuable experience in a top-level event. Time Control will be: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds (increment) per move starting from move one.

The field of the Summer Chess Classic A tournament is led by GM Yangyi Yu, GM Samuel Sevian and GM Grigoriy Oparin. (scroll down for the starting rank list). The lowest rated player in the field will be the youngest grandmaster in the world – GM Abhimanyu Mishra.

The top seed of the B tournament is GM Mikhail Antipov, followed on the starting rank list by: GM Jianchao Zhou and GM John Burke.

The 2022 Summer Chess Classic games will be covered on Chessdom. Replay the games from the Saint Louis Norm Congress 2022

Starting rank list – 2022 Summer Chess Classic (A section):

1GM Yu, YangyiCHN2710
2GM Sevian, SamuelUSA2703
3GM Oparin, GrigoriyFID2685
4GM Robson, RayUSA2684
5GM Tari, AryanNOR2654
6GM Gledura, BenjaminHUN2644
7GM Bjerre, Jonas BuhlDEN2610
8GM Smirin, IliaISR2599
9GM Theodorou, NikolasGRE2567
10GM Mishra, AbhimanyuUSA2535


Starting rank list – 2022 Summer Chess Classic (B section):

1GM Antipov, Mikhail Al.FID2592
2GM Zhou, JianchaoCHN2589
3GM Burke, John MUSA2579
4GM Dragun, KamilPOL2571
5IM Vazquez, GuillermoPAR2557
6IM Yoo, Christopher WoojinUSA2535
7GM Checa, NicolasUSA2533
8GM Ali Marandi, Cemil CanTUR2532
9GM Jacobson, BrandonUSA2526
10GM Harutyunyan, Tigran K.ARM2550

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