For the first time, the Saint Louis Chess Club will host The American Cup 2022, highlighting an exciting and unique double elimination format. This new format and tournament will bring world class chess masters to America’s chess capital to compete in a fierce do-or-die struggle for $300,000 total in prize money. With a double elimination format, fans can expect The American Cup to have a combination of exciting chess play, stunning upsets, and epic comebacks.
“We are thrilled to announce this new tournament at the Saint Louis Chess Club,” said Executive Director Tony Rich. “It will feature an exciting knockout format and include the very best chess players living in America.”
More information about the confirmed player’s will be announced in the coming weeks. The rounds will be streamed live daily starting at 1:00pm CT on Chessdom.com and uschesschamps.com from April 18 – April 30, 2022. The American Cup players will be available for interviews with the media as scheduled on Tuesday, April 19th.
What: The American Cup
Who: Two, 8 – Player Fields (Group A & Group B)
When: April 18 – April 30, 2022
Where: Saint Louis Chess Club, 4657 Maryland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108