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World Chess Champ Kasparov Comes Out of Retirement for St. Louis Match

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World Chess Champ Kasparov Comes Out of Retirement for St. Louis Match

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) The St. Louis Chess Club has the international chess world buzzing with news of former world champion Garry Kasparov coming out of retirement to come to St. Louis next month and take part in the inaugural Rapid and Blitz Tournament. The St. Louis Chess Club is hosting the Sinquefield Cup, called the most […]

World Chess Champ Kasparov Comes Out of Retirement for St. Louis Match

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) The St. Louis Chess Club has the international chess world buzzing with news of former world champion Garry Kasparov coming out of retirement to come to St. Louis next month and take part in the inaugural Rapid and Blitz Tournament. The St. Louis Chess Club is hosting the Sinquefield Cup, called the most prestigious chess tournament in the U-S, Aug. 14-19. Following the Sinquefield Cup, Kasparov will compete against world’s top chess talent of modern time in the inaugural Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz tournament as a wildcard. The Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz tournament is the newest stop on the 2017 Grand Chess Tour. Kasparov came to international fame as the youngest world chess champion in history in 1985 at the age of 22. He retired from professional chess in 2005 after a record 20 years as the world’s top-ranked player.

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