Partners With SIG Trading For 2020 Bullet Chess Championship
Susquehanna International Group will be presenting the 2020 Bullet Chess Championship this spring. Partners With SIG Trading For 2020 Bullet Chess Championship

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Palo Alto, Calif., February 15, 2020— is partnering with Susquehanna International Group (SIG) to present one of the most anticipated events this year, the 2020 Bullet Chess Championship.

"At SIG, we have always highly valued strategic thinkers who look to improve their performance against the best competition. We are excited to partner with, a destination for those people," said Todd Simkin, an Associate Director working in trader development and education at SIG. "It is a pleasure to work with an organization that shares our dedication to education, continued progress, strategic analysis, and results-oriented discipline."

This year's championship is set to start in mid-April, as defending champion GM Hikaru Nakamura will look to defend his title against the best bullet players has to offer. Among them, fans of the event will remember GM Alireza Firouzja, who nearly upset Nakamura in the quarterfinals last year. Since then, the 16-year-old Iranian super talent has gained over 50 rating points in standard chess and has jumped into the world's top 25.

Like last year's event, the 2020 Bullet Chess Championship presented by SIG Trading will have a qualifier for's top bullet players. Further information will be released at a later date.

Beyond this year's bullet championship, SIG Trading has also agreed to become a partner of the 2020 Junior Speed Chess Championship, which will launch this May.

"Partnering with an established company like SIG Trading is an important step for's continuing strategy of bringing commercially-viable partnerships into chess," said Nick Barton, Director of Business Development of "We're looking forward to this partnership being the first of many between and SIG."

About Susquehanna International Group:

SIG Trading is a global quantitative trading firm founded with a growth mindset and a rigorous analytical approach to decision making. We bring together the brightest minds, the best technology, and an expansive library of data. Only by tapping into our diverse perspectives and our commitment to education, can we truly reach our potential. This ability to think together (but not always alike) has propelled our success.

Committing our own capital, we develop trading strategies to buy and sell financial instruments on exchanges around the world. By building virtually all of our own trading technology from scratch, we are able to stream billions of quotes per day. Our traders, quants, and technologists work side-by-side to implement our proprietary trading strategies, making us leaders in the financial markets.

About is the world’s largest chess site, with a community of more than 33 million members from around the world playing millions of games every day. Launched in 2007, is the leader in chess news, lessons, events and live entertainment. Visit to play, learn and connect with chess—the world’s most popular game.


Susquehanna International Group:

Isaac Steincamp
Business Development Manager


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