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American Chess Cup 2022 – participants

America’s best chess players will return to the Saint Louis Chess Club to battle over the board from April 18 – April 29, 2022 in a brand new and exciting tournament, the American Cup.  With $300,000 in prize money up for grabs, the competitors will prove their mettle under mounting pressure in this double-elimination knockout tournament. This format promises to keep fans on the edge of their seats as they follow their favorites to victory. 

Official website / American Cup 2022 preview / American Cup 2022 live games

“The American Cup promises to be an exciting new event on Saint Louis Chess Club’s annual tournament calendar,” said Executive Director Tony Rich. “The American Cup will be a fast-paced tournament that’s sure to keep fans entertained until the very last round.” 

The American Cup will have two brackets composed of eight players each. The eight player field will compete against each other in knockout style. The double elimination format ensures a second shot at the top for any player who loses a match. 

Players will be seeded into the American Cup by rating, and the initial round will pair 1 vs 8, 2 vs 7, 3 vs 6 and 4 vs 5. Players will play a 2-game classical match followed by rapid tiebreaks if needed. The winners advance in the Championship Bracket, while those who lose their match continue with rapid chess in the Elimination Bracket. Anyone who loses their match in the Elimination Bracket is then eliminated from the tournament.

 

America Chess Cup 2022 Group A

   Title               First                 Last                FIDE Rating  
GMLevonAronian2785
GMFabiano Caruana2781
GMWesleySo2778
GMLeinierDominguez2756
GMHikaruNakamura2750
GMSamShankland2704
GMJefferyXiong2686
GMSamSevian2684

America Chess Cup 2022 Group B

      Title              First                  Last                  FIDE Rating     
GMIrinaKrush2421
IMAnnaZatonskih2405
IMStravroulaTsolakidou2359
FMAliceLee2348
WGMKaterinaNemcova2335
WGMGulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova2335
WGMTatevAbrahamyan2311
  FMRuiyangYan2284

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