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Champions Showdown 2018, Saint Louis, Chess 960

Garry Kasparov in Novosibirsk, 2005. Photo by Boris Schipkov The Champions Showdown 2018 Chess 960 was held in Saint Louis (USA) 11th-14th September. Prize fund - $250 000. Five matches, Rapid 6 games (30 minutes + a delay 10 seconds per move; two points for a win, one point for a draw) and Blitz 14 games (5 minutes + a delay 5 seconds per move; 1, 1/2, 0 as usual).

Garry Kasparov - Veselin Topalov 11.5-14.5 . Rapid: 4-8 (1-3, 1-3, 2-2). Blitz: 7.5-6.5 (1.5-0.5, 0.5-1.5, 1.5-0.5, 4-4).

Hikaru Nakamura - Peter Svidler 14-12. Rapid: 8-4 (3-1, 2-2, 3-1). Blitz: 6-8 (0.5-1.5, 0.5-1.5, 0.5-1.5, 4.5-3.5).

Wesley So - Anish Giri 14.5-11.5. Rapid: 7-5 (3-1, 3-1, 1-3). Blitz: 7.5-6.5 (1.5-0.5, 1.5-0.5, 1-1, 3.5-4.5).

Samuel Shankland - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 8.5-17.5. Rapid: 5-7 (2-2, 2-2, 1-3). Blitz: 3.5-10.5 (0-2, 1.5-0.5, 0-2, 2-6).

Levon Aronian - Leinier Dominguez 17.5-8.5. Rapid: 9-3 (3-1, 3-1, 3-1). Blitz: (0.5-1.5, 1.5-0.5, 1-1, 5.5-2.5).

The Champions: Garry Kasparov, Hikaru Nakamura, Veselin Topalov, Peter Svidler, Wesley So, Anish Giri, Sam Shankland, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Levon Aronian, Leinier Dominguez.

Site: https://www.uschesschamps.com/2018-champions-showdown/2018-champions-showdown-chess-960

Champions Showdown 2017, Saint Louis

Garry Kasparov in Novosibirsk, 2005. Photo by Boris Schipkov

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