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The Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz is the third stage of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour

The Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz Chess is the third stage of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour. The 10-player tournament takes place in the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis from 11-15 August and sees tour regulars Aronian, Caruana, Nakamura, Anand, Karjakin, MVL, So, Mamedyarov, Grischuk and wild card Dominguez.

The chess prize fund is $150,000, with $37,500 for 1st place. The rapid section is a single round-robin with 3 rounds each day on the first 3 days at a time control of 25 minutes for all chess moves and a 10-second delay from move 1.

The final 2 days are a blitz double round-robin, with 18 rounds of 5 minutes + 3-second delay blitz chess. Rapid chess games count double, with 2 points for a win and 1 for a draw.

A tie for first place will be decided in a 2-game Rapid mini-match (10min + 5sec delay), only between the top two, and if necessary an Armageddon game (5 vs. 4). The playoff takes place shortly after the last round.

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Round - Rapid 01 Aug 11, 2018 18:00
Round - Rapid 02 Aug 11, 2018 19:30
Round - Rapid 03 Aug 11, 2018 21:00
Round - Rapid 04 Aug 12, 2018 18:00
Round - Rapid 05 Aug 12, 2018 19:30
Round - Rapid 06 Aug 12, 2018 21:00
Round - Rapid 07 Aug 13, 2018 18:00
Round - Rapid 08 Aug 13, 2018 19:30
Round - Rapid 09 Aug 13, 2018 21:00

Round - Blitz 01 Aug 14, 2018 18:00
Round - Blitz 02 Aug 14, 2018 18:30
Round - Blitz 03 Aug 14, 2018 19:00
Round - Blitz 04 Aug 14, 2018 19:30
Round - Blitz 05 Aug 14, 2018 20:00
Round - Blitz 06 Aug 14, 2018 20:30
Round - Blitz 07 Aug 14, 2018 21:00
Round - Blitz 08 Aug 14, 2018 21:30
Round - Blitz 09 Aug 14, 2018 22:00
Round - Blitz 10 Aug 15, 2018 18:00
Round - Blitz 11 Aug 15, 2018 19:30
Round - Blitz 12 Aug 15, 2018 19:00
Round - Blitz 13 Aug 15, 2018 19:30
Round - Blitz 14 Aug 15, 2018 20:00
Round - Blitz 15 Aug 15, 2018 20:30
Round - Blitz 16 Aug 15, 2018 21:00
Round - Blitz 17 Aug 15, 2018 21:30
Round - Blitz 18 Aug 15, 2018 22:00

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