September 11th, 2018 2 PM -
September 14th, 2018 5 PMSt. Louis

Kasparov returns to Saint Louis for Chess960 Champions Showdown

The beast is back! Garry Kasparov will take another shot at competitive chess starting Tuesday at the Chess960 Champions Showdown in Saint Louis. He will play a 20-game rapid and blitz match against Veselin Topalov with the starting positions randomized. Four other match-ups will also take place: Nakamura vs. Svidler, So vs. Giri, Shankland vs. Vachier-Lagrave, and Aronian vs. Dominguez.

The tournament will last four days (from Tuesday until Friday). The first three days, the participants will play two rapid games followed by two blitz games — all four games will be played with the same starting position. On Friday, on the other hand, they will play the remaining eight blitz games — the starting positions will be drawn twice, once at the beginning and once before the final four games.



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