Starting on Friday: Chess 9LX with Carlsen and Kasparov

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9/10/2020 – From Friday on the St. Louis Chess Club will hold its Chess 9LX 2020 tournament, this year as an online tournament. Ten top players - Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Fabiana Caruana, Wesley So, Levon Aronian, Leinier Dominguez, Peter Svidler, Alireza Firouzja and Garry Kasparov(!) - play a Chess960 round robin at rapid time controls.

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From Friday to Sunday the Saint Louis Chess Club organizes a Chess 960 tournament, here called "Chess 9LX". Ten players will compete, including the four best US Grandmasters, two World Champions, three top Grandmasters and Alireza Firouzja, the world's best junior. The tournament is played as an online tournament on Lichess.

The tournament is played according to the rules of Chess 960 at rapid time controls (20+10).

The line-up

Magnus Carlsen
Hikaru Nakamura
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Fabiano Caruana
Wesley So
Levon Aronian
Leinier Dominguez
Peter Svidler
Alireza Firouzja
Garry Kasparov

The games will begin daily from September 11 to 13 at 1 p.m. CDT (8 p.m. CEST) with expert commentary by Yasser Seirawan and Maurice Ashley and Jennifer Shahade. Viewers can watch live on uschesschamps.com or on YouTube or on the Twitch channel of the St. Chess Club.

The prize fund is 150,000 USD. 

Schedule (Time= Local time)

Date Time EVENT
Sept. 11 1:00 PM Drawing for Position
1:03 PM 9LX Round 1
2:30 PM Drawing for Position
2:33 PM 9LX Round 2
4:00 PM Drawing for Position
4:03 PM 9LX Round 3
Sept. 12  1:00 PM Drawing for Position
1:03 PM 9LX Round 4
2:30 PM Drawing for Position
2:33 PM 9LX Round 5
4:00 PM Drawing for Position
4:03 PM 9LX Round 6
Sept. 13  1:00 PM Drawing for Position
1:03 PM 9LX Round 7
2:30 PM Drawing for Position
2:33 PM 9LX Round 8
4:00 PM Drawing for Position
4:03 PM 9LX Round 9

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fgkdjlkag fgkdjlkag 9/11/2020 08:15
Maybe Alphazero should analyze Fischer Random, Bronstein Chess, Capablanca chess, and the other variants.
SunriseK SunriseK 9/11/2020 01:55
I agree with Galuna. And most stupid thing is to mix arab and roman numerals at the same time, like 9LX! :-D
Galuna Galuna 9/11/2020 12:55
It's Fischer Random. Only morons use alternate terms for it.
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