2019 Spring Chess Classic

The 2019 Spring Chess Classic is the first of four tournaments each year featuring international chess professionals. The Spring Chess Classic is comprised of two 10-player Round Robin tournaments. Over the course of 10 days, these competitors will battle for more than $30,000 in prize money and gain valuable experience in top-level events.

The Quarterly Strong Tournaments here at the Saint Louis Chess Club were created so strong international masters and newly minted grandmasters could participate in strong round robin tournaments in which to test their mettle against players of similar levels and to learn from these experiences. These tournaments are very rare. Generally, organizers are more interested in hosting elite events with big names such as Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So or Magnus Carlsen. Opportunities in the U.S. are rare grandmasters at the 2600 level.

 

At A Glance
Dates March 2-10, 2019
Location Saint Louis Chess Club 
Format Two 10-Player Round Robins
Prize Fund $36,000

 

Day Time Groups A & B

Saturday
2-March

12:00 PM

Player Meeting

1:00 PM

Round 1

Sunday 
3-March

1:00 PM

Round 2

Monday 
4-March

1:00 PM

Round 3

Tuesday
5-March

1:00 PM

Round 4

Wednesday
6-March

1:00 PM

Round 5

Thursday
7-March

1:00 PM

Round 6

Friday
8-March

1:00 PM

Round 7

Saturday
9-March

1:00 PM

Round 8

Sunday
10-March

11:00 AM

Round 9

5:00 PM

Playoff *

* All times listed are CDT (GMT-6).


The 2018 Spring Chess Classic features a combined prize fund of more than $30,000!

Spring Classic A Prize Fund
Place Prize Place Prize
1st $6,000 6th $1,500
2nd $4,000 7th $1,000
3rd $3,000 8th $1,000
4th $2,000 9th $1,000
5th $1,500 10th $1,000
Total Prize Fund $22,000
Spring Classic B Prize Fund
Place Prize Place Prize
1st $4,000 6th $800
2nd $2,500 7th $600
3rd $2,000 8th $600
4th $1,500 9th $500
5th $1,000 10th $500
Total Prize Fund $14,000