The Grand Chess Tour (GCT), a circuit of international events, each demonstrating the highest level of organization for the world’s best chess players, will return in 2023. Tour participants will compete for a total prize fund of $1.4 million over the course of the 2023 season.
The 2023 Grand Chess Tour will include eight full tour players, and additional wildcards will be selected for each tournament. The Superbet Chess Classic will kick off the tour in Bucharest, Romania, and the Sinquefield Cup will close out the tour in St. Louis.
Between the two events, there are three rapid and blitz events scheduled in Warsaw, Poland; Zagreb, Croatia; and St. Louis, United States.
The major sponsors of the 2023 Grand Chess Tour are Superbet Foundation, SuperUnited and the Saint Louis Chess Club.