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.