The St. Louis Chess Club will host the Sinquefield Cup

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The 2022 Chess Grand Tour concludes with the Sinquefield Cup starting Thursday night at the Saint Louis Chess Club in the Central West End.

The biggest names in chess, including prodigy and world champion Magnus Carlsen, will compete for the grand prize of $175,000. Nine other players will join Carlsen, five of whom are from the United States.

The opening ceremony was scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park. The event is open to the public and ticket information can be viewed here.

“The Sinquefield Cup is one of the oldest international chess tournaments to be held in the United States. We are proud to once again host the final stop of the 2022 Grand Chess Tour at the Saint Louis Chess Club,” said Executive Director Tony Rich. “Our fans are sure to be thrilled to see their favorite chess grandmasters go head-to-head for over 14 days of exhilarating rapid, blitz and classic chess.”

2022 Sinquefield Cup ground

Ratings as of August 1, 2022

Title Last name Residence type of player FIDE rating URS Ranking
GM Magnus Carlsen NEITHER Wildcard character 2864 2856
GM Alireza Firouzja ENG Full visit 2778 2773
GM Ian Nepomniachtchi DIF Full visit 2792 2783
GM Fabien Caruana UNITED STATES Full visit 2776 2791
GM Levon Aronian UNITED STATES Full visit 2775 2781
GM so wesley UNITED STATES Full visit 2773 2789
GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov AZE Full visit 2758 2759
GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave ENG Full visit 2757 2784
GM Leinier Dominguez UNITED STATES Full visit 2754 2753
GM Hans Niemann UNITED STATES Wildcard character 2687 2639

Due to local COVID-19 restrictions, fans will not be permitted in the tournament venue. Those interested in the tournament can still watch the broadcast online or on the St. Louis Chess Club.

Those looking to catch Scotch’s opening, Sicilian defenses or even some Queen’s Gambits can also tune in to granchesstour.org or on the Saint Louis Chess Club’s Youtube and Twitch.tv canals.

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