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Saint Louis Champions Showdown 2017 LIVE!

Champions Showdown by the Saint Louis Chess Club will take place November 9-14. In an exciting twist, the three top American players and current World Champion, Magnus Carlsen, will face their opponents in 10 games of rapid and 20 games of blitz. Tournament play will begin November 9 at 1 p.m., with World Champion Magnus Carlsen and No. 1 Chinese Grandmaster Ding Liren beginning November 11 at 1 p.m.

For the first time in recent history, each match will feature play with no delay or increment, meaning the games will be faster and more exhilarating for fans to watch, both online and in person at the Saint Louis Chess Club. Each day the games will be faster with less time on the clocks.

Live games with analysis daily on with the TCEC engines Stockfish, Komodo, and Houdini. TCEC is parallel to this event with 24/7 games and you can follow it at the official website. Due to the current interest, a Twitch stream will be also available simultaneously at this page.


There are 4 matches:

Hikaru Nakamura vs. Veselin Topalov
Fabiano Caruana vs. Alexander Grischuk
Wesley So vs. Leinier Dominguez
Magnus Carlsen vs. Ding Liren

They will play 4 days:

Day 1: 4 games 30 minutes + 0 seconds increment;
Day 2: 6 games 20+0
Day 3: 8 games 10+0
Day 4: 12 games 5+0

All matches except for Carlsen-Ding will start on Thursday. Carlsen-Ding will start on Saturday. This means that the event will last 6 days in total.

Official website / TCEC event