2017 Fall Chess Classic

The 2017 Fall Chess Classic is the last of four tournaments each year featuring international chess professionals. The Fall Chess Classic is comprised of two 10-player Round Robin tournaments. Over the course of 10 days, these competitors will battle for more than $50,000 in prize money and gain valuable experience in top-level events.

The Quarterly Strong Tournaments here at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center were created so strong international masters and newly minted grandmasters could participate in strong round robin tournaments in which to test their mettle against players of similar levels and to learn from these experiences. These tournaments are very rare. Generally, organizers are more interested in hosting elite events with big names such as Fabuano Caruana, Wesley So or Magnus Carlsen. These organizers are rarely seeking sponsorship for grandmasters in the 2600 level. 

Every quarter, the Chess Club will host these strong events. 



The 2017 Match of the Millennials is a team event with 9 U.S.A. players competing against 9 World players in two section, U17 and U14. 

Live Broadcast Commentators

Live Broadcast Commentators

GM Alejandro Ramirez
2629 (USCF) | 2563 (FIDE)
U.S. Open Champion

Match of the Millennials

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL), in cooperation with the Kasparov Chess Foundation (KCF), U.S. Chess Federation, World Chess Federation (FIDE) and FIDE Trainers’ Commission are proud to announce the Match of the Millennials. Hosted at the CCSCSL from July 26th through the 29th, nine American players will face nine of the best juniors from around the world.

Recap Videos

Day 1 - Recap 

Day 2 - Recap 

Day 3 - Recap 

Day 4 - Recap 

Day 5 & 6 - Recap 


Pairings & Results


GM Ben Finegold
2587 (USCF) | 2500 (FIDE)
U.S. Open Champion


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