Champions Showdown in St. Louis - Day 5

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2/24/2019 – From February 20 to February 24 the Saint Louis Chess Club hosts the Champions Showdown, an exhibition event in which ten top players show their skills in five matches in blitz and rapid chess. The games start at 1 pm local time (20:00 CET, 19:00 UTC). Live and with commentary by Maurice Ashley, Yasser Seirawan and Jennifer Shahade. | Picture: Saint Louis Chess Club

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Day 5

The 2019 Champions Showdown is an exhibition event featuring five individual matches. Over five days the players shall contest games at rapid and blitz time controls. Each matchup will have a prize fund of $60,000 with first place taking $36,000 and second place taking $24,000.

Live games and commentary

Blitz: G/3 with a 2-second increment.


Commentary by GM Yasser Seirawan, GM Maurice Ashley and WGM Jennifer Shahade

Current blitz standings

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Rapid results

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Name Rapid / Blitz
FIDE Rating
Federation   Name Rapid Blitz
FIDE Rating
Fabiano Caruana 2772 / 2770 USA vs Pentala Harikrishna 2711 / 2641 India
Hikaru Nakamura 2845 / 2894 USA vs Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2716 / 2818 Poland
Wesley So 2797 / 2775 USA vs David Navara 2688 / 2661 Czech Republic
Leinier Dominguez 2816 / 2717 USA vs Veselin
2717 / 2708 Bulgaria
Sam Shankland 2622 / 2639 USA vs Richard Rapport 2708 / 2695 Hungary


Day Date Time Champions Showdown
Wednesday 20-Feb 1:00 PM Rapid Rounds 1 - 4
Thursday 21-Feb 1:00 PM Rapid Rounds 5 - 8
Friday 22-Feb 1:00 PM Rapid Rounds 9 - 12
Saturday 23-Feb 1:00 PM Blitz Rounds 1 - 12
Sunday 24-Feb 1:00 PM Blitz Rounds 13 - 24

About the Saint Louis Chess Club

The Saint Louis Chess Club is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that is 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 chess improvement classes, beginner lessons, and special lectures.
Recognizing the cognitive and behavioural benefits of chess, the Saint Louis Chess Club is committed to supporting those chess programs that already exist in area schools while encouraging the development of new in-school and after-school programs. For more information, visit


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