Double knockout in Saint Louis

by ChessBase
2/15/2022 – For the first time, the Saint Louis Chess Club will host The American Cup, highlighting an exciting and unique double elimination format. This new format and tournament will bring world class chess masters to America's chess capital to compete in a fierce do-or-die struggle for $300,000 total in prize money. With a double elimination format, fans can expect The American Cup to have a combination of exciting chess play, stunning upsets, and epic comebacks. Press release.

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Saint Louis Chess Club to Host its First Ever Double Knockout Tournament, The American Cup  from April 18 - 30, 2022

 This new tournament will feature the top chess players that live on American soil and battle over the board for a $300,000 prize fund. 

SAINT LOUIS (February 14, 2022) — “We are thrilled to announce this new tournament at the Saint Louis Chess Club,” said Executive Director Tony Rich. “It will feature an exciting knockout format and include the very best chess players living in America.”

More information about the confirmed player's will be announced in the coming weeks. The rounds will be streamed live daily starting at 1:00pm CT on from April 18 - April 30, 2022. The American Cup players will be available for interviews with the media  as scheduled on Tuesday, April 19th. 

What: The American Cup 
Who: Two 8-Player Fields (Group A & Group B)
When: April 18 – April 30, 2022
Where: Saint Louis Chess Club, 4657 Maryland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108 
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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 chess improvement classes, beginner lessons and special lectures.

Recognizing the cognitive and behavioral 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


For more information, please contact:

Rebecca Buffington
Saint Louis Chess Club
(314) 277-3930

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