2019 Champions Showdown

2016 Champions Showdown
2016 Champions Showdown

20 - 24 February 2019

The 2019 Champions Showdown shall be an exhibition event featuring five individual matches: Hikaru Nakamura vs. Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Fabiano Caruana vs. Pentala Harikrishna, Wesley So vs. David Navara, Leinier Dominguez vs. Veselin Topalov and Sam Shankland vs. Richard Rapport. Over five days, the players shall contest games at rapid and blitz time controls. Each matchup will have a prize fund of $60,000 with first place taking $36,000 and second place taking $24,000. These matches are sure to thrill fans and will be a very exciting few days at the Saint Louis Chess Club.

Dates February 20-24, 2019
Location Saint Louis Chess Club 
Format Rapid: G/15 with a 10-second increment | Blitz: G/3 with a 2-second increment
Time Control Rapid and Blitz
Prize Fund $300,000
Commentators GM Yasser Seirawan, GM Maurice Ashley, and WGM Jennifer Shahade





Champions Showdown



1:00 PM

Rapid Rounds 1 - 4  Live Show 



1:00 PM

Rapid Rounds 5 - 8  Live Show 



1:00 PM

Rapid Rounds 9 - 12  Live Show 



1:00 PM

Blitz Rounds 1 - 12  Live Show 



1:00 PM

Blitz Rounds 13 - 24  Live Show 

final standings

Click here for more detailsNakamuraHikaru Nakamura vs Jan-Krzysztof DudaDudaClick here for more details
Click here for more detailsCaruanaFabiano Caruana vs Pentala HarikrishnaHarikrishnaClick here for more details
Click here for more detailsTopalovVeselin Topalov vs Leinier DominguezDominguezClick here for more details
Click here for more detailsSoWesley So vs David NavaraNavaraClick here for more details
Click here for more detailsRapportRichard Rapport vs Sam ShanklandShanklandClick here for more details