The St. Louis Chess Club hosted an elite field of 20 chess players for the second annual Fall Chess Classic Oct. 10-18. For many players who competed, it was the strongest tournament they ever played. Such invitational events can be quite rare for players ranked outside of the elite group of super grandmasters (those with ratings over 2700). The Fall Classic is the third event of a quarterly series of tournaments designed to give strong players an opportunity to face formidable competition and reach even higher levels. The event featured two 10-player round robins. Group A was the highest-rated event in the Classic series to date and exhibited a strong lineup of international chess professionals who are ranked in the top 200 in the world: GM Ray Robson, …

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