The American Cup, a double elimination tournament organized by the Saint Louis Chess Club from April 18



“The American Cup promises to be an exciting new event on the Saint Louis Chess Club’s annual tournament calendar,” said the executive director. tony rich. “The American Cup will be a fast-paced tournament that’s sure to keep fans entertained until the very last round.”

The format will have two brackets consisting of eight players each. The eight players will compete in a knockout style. The double elimination format ensures a second shot at the top for any player who loses a game.

Players will be seeded in the American Cup by seeding, and the initial round will combine 1v8, 2v7, 3v6, and 4v5. Players will play a classic 2-game match followed by quick tiebreakers if needed . The winners advance to the Championship Bracket, while those who lose their match continue with quick checks in the Elimination Bracket. Anyone who loses their match in the Elimination Bracket is then eliminated from the tournament.

Group A field


Title

First

Last

FIDE rating

GM

Levon

Aronian

2785

GM

fabiano

Caruana

2781

GM

Wesley

So

2778

GM

Leinier

Dominguez

2756

GM

Hikaru

Nakamura

2750

GM

sat

Shankland

2704

GM

Jeffrey

Xiong

2686

GM

sat

Sevian

2684

Group B field


Title

First

Last

FIDE rating

GM

Irina

krush

2421

I AM

Anna

Zatonskih

2405

I AM

Stavroula

Tsolakidou

2359

FM

Alice

Lee

2348

WGM

Katherine

Nemcova

2335

WGM

Gulrukhbegim

Tokhirjonova

2335

WGM

Tatev

abrahamian

2311

FM

Ruiyang

Yan

2284

In addition to the American Cup knockout event, the Saint Louis Chess Club will host the American Cup Blitz on friday april 29a side event featuring eliminated players and homegrown college players.

The rounds will be broadcast live daily from 1:00 p.m. CT to uschesschamps.com from April 18 – April 29 with expert commentary featuring GMs Yasser Seirawan, Christian Chirila and Alejandro Ramirez.

About the Saint Louis Chess Club
The Saint Louis Chess Club is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization committed to making chess an important part of our community. In addition to providing a forum for the community to play tournaments and casual games, the club also offers advanced chess classes, beginners classes, and special lectures.

Recognizing the cognitive and behavioral benefits of chess, the Saint Louis Chess Club is committed to supporting chess programs that already exist in area schools while encouraging the development of new in-school and after-school programs. . For more information, visit www.saintlouischessclub.org.

SOURCE St. Louis Chess Club



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