Karpov vs. Seirawan Match


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The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis is proud to host former World Champion GM Anatoly Karpov in a special match against legendary GM Yasser Seirawan.

The two will face off June 9-13 in a unique competition that will test their classical chess skills along with their abilities at both blitz and rapid play.

Tourney Format:

  • Two Classical: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of a 30-second increment per move starting from move one
    • Each Classical game is worth two points.
  • Two Rapid: 25 minutes plus a five-second increment
    • Each Rapid game is worth two points.
  • Ten Blitz: Five minutes plus a two-second increment
    • Each Blitz game is worth one point.

Prize Fund:

  • 1st Place: $10,000
  • 2nd Place: $7,000

The Opening Ceremony for the event will take place on June 9 and will feature a special Book Signing Event for fans and spectators! Check the club store to buy your copies today!

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Event Schedule:

Day

Date

Time

Event

Saturday

June 9

6:00 PM

Opening Ceremony & Book Signing

Sunday

June 10

1:00 PM

Classical – Round 1

Monday

June 11

1:00 PM

Classical – Round 2

Tuesday

June 12

1:00 PM

Rapid Games (2)

Wednesday

June 13

1:00 PM

Blitz – Round 1

 

 

1:20 PM

Blitz – Round 2

 

 

1:40 PM

Blitz – Round 3

 

 

2:00 PM

Blitz – Round 4

 

 

2:20 PM

Blitz – Round 5

 

 

2:40 PM

Blitz – Round 6

 

 

3:00 PM

Blitz – Round 7

 

 

3:20 PM

Blitz – Round 8

 

 

3:40 PM

Blitz – Round 9

 

 

4:00 PM

Blitz – Round 10

 

 

4:30 PM

Press Conference with Players via www.livestream.com/uschess

 

 

5:30 PM

Closing Ceremony & Tandem Game