The top international chess superstars are set to battle it out over the board from September 13-16 in Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX (aka Chess 960 Fischer Random). The event’s line-up features the world’s top Grandmasters including legendary 13th World Champion Garry Kasparov, World Number 3, Ian Nepomniachtchi, World Number 4 and 2022 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz winner, Sinquefield Cup winner, and Grand Chess Tour champion, Alireza Firouzja, Levon Aronian, Fabiano Caruana, Leinier Dominguez, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, and Peter Svidler. The event is played in 9 rounds, round-robin system, in Chess 960 style, also known as Fischer Random. The total prize fund of the event is $150,000.
An exhibition match – Ultimate moves featuring Saint Louis Chess Club founder Rex Sinquefield against John Beckstead took place Tuesday evening, with each player alternating moves with a team of Grandmasters. Replay the games here