2023 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz: Day 2 | #GrandChessTour

Live from the World Chess Hall of Fame, the 7th Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz is the fourth of five legs of the Grand Chess Tour. Six of the Tour players are joined by four wildcards (pairings below) for a rapid round robin and a blitz double round robin. Today are the middle three rounds of the rapid round robin. Join GMs Peter Svidler & Yasser Seirawan, IM Tania Sachdev, & WGM Anastasiya Karlovich for the move-by-move.


RAPID ROUND 4 | 25 Min. Incr. 10 Sec.
| GAME = 2 PTS
Liem Le (5) vs. Sam Sevian (3)

Ray Robson (4) vs. Anish Giri (3)
Ian Nepomniachtchi (2) vs. Alireza Firouzja (4)
Jeffery Xiong (2) vs. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (3)
Wesley So (2) vs. Fabiano Caruana (2)

RAPID ROUND 5 | 25 Min. Incr. 10 Sec.
| GAME = 2 PTS
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs. Ian Nepomniachtchi
Fabiano Caruana vs.
Ray Robson
Anish Giri vs. Liem Le
Alireza Firouzja vs. Wesley So
Sam Sevian vs. Jeffery Xiong

RAPID ROUND 6 | 25 Min. Incr. 10 Sec. | GAME = 2 PTS
Wesley So vs. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Liem Le vs. Fabiano Caruana
Jeffery Xiong vs. Ian Nepomniachtchi
Sam Sevian vs. Anish Giri
Ray Robson vs. Alireza Firouzja


  1. Tania is a great gift to chess broadcasting!

  2. For f's sake, fix the settings for Peter's board…

  3. I fully support and congratulate the chess world bringing in a more diverse commentary team to expand viewers, however, an alternative choice could be, for example, Irene Sukandar to tick your female/ far east box, she has by far a more palatable commentating style and not as divisive as the incumbent.

  4. I prefer the way the meltwater cc is presented.

  5. i always forget why you employ the likes of sachdev.. isn't she like terminally ill or something?

  6. Around 50 k views but only 600 likes ? 🤷 …. come on guys , show some love ❤❤❤

  7. 4:27:50 bad time to go to a interview just look at fabi's face when they do was like 1 second on the clock.

  8. 3:21:00 TURN OFF THE ENGINE when it does that, Peter. I thought you'd figured that workaround out already.

    (fkn computer engineers… Any designer who was not a complete idiot (are there any?) would not prevent the moves themselves from being played just because the analysis was delayed…)

    You might also back down from SF16 to 14. As usual it was rushed out the door (complete with completely and senselessly different split-in-2 config interface), without anything close to adequate testing. In short, it doesn't work right.

  9. 4:27:48 I was watching the clock – noone else including commentators were, obviously, since you cut away to the Fabi interview just when it reached 0.03… – right after Yasser said 'we're gonna keep a close eye on this'. Yeah, right… grrr. Well, perhaps Fabi may have been watching, judging by his gasp at interview start. It wasn't just Sam who needed to wake up….

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