June 3rd marks the beginning of the 2021 Grand Chess Tour, which is a collection of the highest rated tournaments in the world forming a pathway leading up to this year’s World Chess Championship. The upcoming events are:
- June 3-15: Superbet Chess Classic Romania in Bucharest, Romania
- June 16-23: Paris Rapid and Blitz in Paris, France
- July 5-12: Croatia Rapid and Blitz in Zagreb, Croatia
- August 9-16: Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz in Saint Louis, Missouri
- August 16-28: Sinquefield Cup in Saint Louis, Missoui
This year, the total prize fund is approximately $1.25 million US dollars with a chance for the top three tour finishers to earn a share of an additional $175,000! Live coverage of the games will be provided by Chess.com, Chess24, and by a variety of chess streamers on Twitch.