The newest stop on the GCT
Press release by the Grand Chess Tour
The Superbet Rapid & Blitz Poland, the newest stop on the Grand Chess Tour, will feature four full-tour players and six wildcard players.
This will be the first time for grandmasters Kirill Shevchenko from Ukraine and Radoslaw Wojtaszek from Poland. Rounding out the wildcards will be former World Champion Viswanathan Anand from India, 2021 World Cup winner Jan-Krzysztof Duda from Poland, grandmaster Anton Korobov from Ukraine, and David Gravilescu from Romania.
The tournament is sponsored by the Superbet Foundation. The first rapid and blitz leg of the tour will feature a 10 player round-robin battle for a $175,000 prize fund.
“We are thrilled to partner once again with The Grand Chess Tour,” said Augusta Dragic, President of the Superbet Foundation. “This year, the Superbet Foundation has expanded their role and become the Grand Chess Tour’s strategic global partner in its worldwide endeavor to popularize the game of chess”.
|Player Name||Player Type||Country||FIDE Rating||URS Rating|
|1||Fabiano Caruana||Full Tour Player||USA||2786||2793|
|2||Wesley So||Full Tour Player||USA||2766||2791|
|3||Levon Aronian||Full Tour Player||USA||2765||2777|
|4||Richard Rapport||Full Tour Player||HUN||2776||2779|
Wesley So and Levon Aronian tied for first place with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (who beat them in playoffs) at the Superbet Chess Classic in Romania | Photo: Lennart Ootes
|May 18||2:00 PM||
|May 19||2:00 PM||
Rapid Round 1
Rapid Round 2
Rapid Round 3
|May 20||2:00 PM||
Rapid Round 4
Rapid Round 5
Rapid Round 6
|May 21||2:00 PM||
Rapid Round 7
Rapid Round 8
Rapid Round 9
|May 22||2:00 PM||
Blitz Day 1
|May 23||2:00 PM||
Blitz Day 2
Playoffs (If Necessary)
*All Times are in Local Poland Time*
About the Grand Chess Tour™
The Grand Chess Tour is a circuit of international events, each demonstrating the highest level of organization for the world’s best players. The legendary Garry Kasparov, one of the world’s greatest ambassadors for chess, inspired the Grand Chess Tour and helped solidify the partnership between the organizers. All Grand Chess Tour 2021 events will comply with local and regional COVID-19 restrictions. For more information about the tour, visit grandchesstour.org.
About the Superbet Foundation
Founded in 2019, Superbet Foundation is a nonprofit organization. Its role is to coordinate Superbet Group’s CSR activities and to connect with civil society organizations and the general public. Through its activity, the Foundation strives for a better world, with healthy and educated people and by supporting various projects it wants to inspire people to hold unbreakable moral values. It supports projects in domains like education, health, culture, performance in sport and, most notably, in chess. Since 2019, chess has become one of the backbones of Superbet Foundation by organizing its first tournament of the Grand Chess Tour in Bucharest. The Foundation is committed to turning GCT tournaments into a tradition for the Romanian and Polish chess communities. For more information, visit superchess.ro.
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 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 saintlouischessclub.org.