PRO Chess League Finals 2019

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2-Day Pass
US$ 28.63 (incl. fees)
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US$ 17.30 (incl. fees)
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US$ 17.30 (incl. fees)

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The PRO Chess League returns to San Francisco! This May, the final four teams featuring some of the world's top chess talent representing international regions will conclude the season-long competition. Join us for two days of thrilling, rapid chess in a setting inspired by esports tournaments.

All tickets come with a complementary PRO Chess League T-shirt!

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Event Hours

Saturday, May 4: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Sunday, May 5: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Badge Pick Up Hours

Saturday, May 4: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Sunday, May 5: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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There are no exchanges or refunds, replacements of lost or stolen badges, and no resale of badges.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Finals?

  • It’s on May 4-5

What are the PCL (PRO Chess League) Finals?

  • The PCL Finals is a two-day affair where the four top teams from the 2019 PCL will battle to become the 2019 PCL Champions!

  • Both semi-finals are on Saturday, May 4. The first semi-final will start at 10 a.m. Pacific (6 p.m. London time) and the second semi-final at 2 p.m. Pacific (10 p.m. London time).

  • On Sunday, May 5, we’ll be hosting the third place tiebreaker at 10 a.m. Pacific (6 p.m. London time). The PCL Final will start at 2 p.m. Pacific (10 p.m. London time).

So which teams are playing? And who are their players?

  • The 4 semi-finalists are: The Saint Louis Arch Bishops, The Chengdu Pandas, The Armenia Eagles and The Baden-Baden Snowballs.

  • Some of the top players in the world will be taking part including names like Fabiano Caruana, Georg Meier, Zaven Andriasian, Wang Yue, and many more.

Where is this happening again?

Where can I buy a ticket?

I’m not from the area. How should I get into town?

  • There are a few ways to get there. San Francisco airport (SFO) is the 7th busiest airport in the country. You can find flights from almost anywhere that will arrive there. Alternatively, the Oakland airport (OAK) is also a possible point of arrival. It’s smaller than SFO so may not have as many flights available. Finally, if you’re looking to take the scenic route, you can fly into San Jose airport (SJC), but you’re looking at a solid hour drive to get into San Francisco. However, with a small detour, you can visit both Apple and Facebook headquarters.

Do I have to just sit there quietly and watch the games? What else is there to do?

  • This is a unique chess esport event where the playing hall doesn’t need to be quiet. You're expected to be loud and cheer for your favorite teams and players!

Won't the players hear me? That doesn't sound like a chess tournament!?

  • The players will all be wearing noise-isolating headphones so the audience can cheer for their favorites as loud as they want (within reason!). In fact, the live commentary -- provided by IM Danny Rensch, WFM Alexandra Botez, IM Anna Rudolf and GM Robert Hess will also be in the main area (you'll be able to hear them) with the fans.

  • If you're still bored, we’ll also have a " Free Play" area where spectators can play chess with each other or online.

Am I supposed to sleep on the street?

What if I get hungry or thirsty during the weekend?

  • We’re sure you will! The bar at Folsom Street Foundry will be open. They will be serving both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The kitchen will be closed at the venue but San Francisco has you covered!

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