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The 2021 St. Louis Rapid and Blitz Player's Edition Chess Pieces

Only 50 Chess Sets Are Available!
The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Player's Edition chess set for the 2021 St. Louis Rapid and Blitz!

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About the Tournament

The 2021 St. Louis Rapid and Blitz is the fourth Super GM tournament to be held in Saint Louis, and it features ten of the best players on the planet including: Wesley So, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Peter Svidler, Liem Le, Richard Rapport, Sam Shankland, Leinier Dominguez, Jeffery Xiong and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

A staple event since 2017, The 2021 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz will be the fourth and final rapid and blitz tournament in the 2021 GCT schedule. Held just prior to the Sinquefield Cup, this tournament promises to be an exciting and fast-paced event with the world's best competing in the Chess Capital of the United States. These elite grandmasters will compete over 9 rounds of rapid chess and 18 rounds of blitz chess for a total prize fund of $150,000. The chessmen are a reproduction of the earliest Staunton chessmen produced between 1849-1850, but with the magnificent new Camaratta Knight design. Because the players would be playing on DGT Project Electronic Sensor Boards, it was decided that the Chessmen would need to feature a 3.75" King Height, allowing it to fully adhere to both USCF and FIDE tournament rules. And the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz Official Chessmen were born!

In cooperation with the Chess Club and Scholastic Chess Center of St. Louis, the House of Staunton is offering the 2021 St. Louis Rapid and Blitz Player's Chessmen. It is a limited edition Chess set, with a total of only 50 units available, with each Chess set coming with a reproduction of a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity signed by the players in the tournament. Chess sets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis; purchase quickly to insure yourself a low production number! 

Here's your chance to own a piece of chess history, featuring ten of the greatest players in the world, including World Champion Fabiano Caruana 

Meet the Players

Rank and Name:

GM Wesley So 
Wesley So
 FIDE Ranking - 2793
 Country - United States


GM Fabiano Caruana 
Fabiano Caruana
 FIDE Ranking - 2784
 Country - United States 


GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

FIDE Ranking - 2767

Country - Azerbaijan


GM Richard Rapport
Richard Rapport

FIDE Ranking - 2742

Country - Hungary

GM Hikaru Nakamura
Hikaru Nakamura

FIDE Ranking - 2803

Country - United States


GM Peter Svidler

Peter Svidler

FIDE Ranking - 2738

Country - Russia

GM Lienier Dominguez

Leinier Dominguez

FIDE Ranking - 2750

Country - United States

GM Liem Le

Liem Le

FIDE Ranking - 2737

Country - Vietnam

GM Sam Shankland

Sam Shankland

FIDE Ranking - 2697

Country - United States

GM Jeffery Xiong

Jeffery Xiong

FIDE Ranking - 2690

Country - United States

The event is a ten-player, round robin, that began on August 9th. The players compete for a total prize fund of $150,000 prize, and the right to hoist the coveted St. Louis Rapid and Blitz Trophy.

Place    Prize
1st $35,000
2nd $30,000
3rd $25,000
4th $20,000
5th $15,000
6th $10,000
7th $5,000
8th $5,000
9th $5,000
10th $5,000


About the Chessmen

The House of Staunton is proud to offer another masterpiece - Camaratta Signature Series Cooke Luxury Chess Set! Combining the Staunton perfection of the Cooke set with the Maestro's Knight design from the Craftsman set, these Chessmen showcase the Maestro's passion for Greek architecture, as well as the highest standard of the Staunton pattern.

 The Cooke design is a perfect reproduction of the original Staunton-pattern chessmen, the standard by which every tournament Chess set has been designed.  

 The Chessmen are new and each set consists of 34 Chessmen, including four Queens, a standard that was introduced by The House of Staunton over 10 years ago.

 The Chess Set comes with an original manufacturer's plaque indicating the production number, with an adhesive backing that would allow it to be affixed to the underside of a Chess box. 

About the Chess Box

Each Chess Set comes packed in a House of Staunton Black Premium Chess Box with the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz Cup  name and logo laser engraved on the lid.


About the Signed Certificate of Authenticity

Each Chess Set comes with a Reproduction Certificate of Authenticity that was hand-signed by all ten of the participants in the match - Wesley So, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Peter Svidler, Liem Le, Richard Rapport, Sam Shankland, Leinier Dominguez, Jeffery Xiong and Shakhriyar MamedyarovUpon the completion of the event, we will put up a sample of the Signed 2021 St. Louis Rapid and Blitz Certificate.





More Information
Chess Board Included? The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately
Fitted Coffer Compatible? Too Small for Coffer
Weighting Our Patented Weighting Technology "U.S. Patent No. 11,000,757” that Eliminates the Possibility of Cracking
King Height 3.75'' inch / 9.53 cm
King Base Diameter 1.6'' inch / 4.06 cm
Basepad Material The Kings Feature English Leather Embossed with St. Louis Rapid and Blitz Tournament Logo. All Other Pieces Feature Luxurious Green Baize
Median Set Weight 49.3 ounces
Total Number of Pieces 34 Chess Pieces, including 2 Additional Queens (for Pawn Promotion)
Chess Box Included? Includes a House of Staunton Premium Chess Box at No Additional Charge
DGT eBoard Compatible No

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The House of Staunton warranties this item to be free from manufacturing defect for a period of one year from the date of purchase.

Please click here to download a copy of our warranty and guide to caring for your House of Staunton Chess Pieces.

Kingside Stamping

What is Kingside Stamping?


Kingside stamping was part of the original Staunton Pattern design, consisting of a King's Crown stamped into the Rook  and Knight that started on the right side (or King's Side) of the chessboard.  In Descriptive notation, it is useful for distinguishing between the Kingside and Queen's Side pieces.

Whether you use them in your chess strategy or for historical decoration, we offer kingside Stamping on some of our chess sets!


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