American chess is getting stronger and is on the rise. This fall, Grandmasters Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana, the top two players in the United States, will visit the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) and compete in a series of games over four days: Thursday, November 12 through Sunday, November 15.
A parallel match between the strongest active female player GM Hou Yifan and Indian #4 GM Parimarjan Negi will be following the same format: 4-day exhibition of Basque Chess, Chess 960, Rapid and Blitz.
All games count towards the final score with a win counting as 1 point, a draw as a ½ point and a loss as 0 points. Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana will be competing for $100,000 in prizes, while Hou Yifan and Parimarjan Negi for $50,000
Nov 12 – Basque Chess
Nov 13 – 4 games Fischer Random (Chess 960) at G/20 + 10 seconds
Nov 14 – 4 games Rapid Chess at G/15 + 10 seconds
Nov 15 – 8 games Blitz Chess at G/3 + 2 seconds