ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The 2022 Chess Grand Tour is wrapping up with the Sinquefield Cup starting Thursday evening at the Saint Louis Chess Club in the Central West End.
The biggest names in chess, including prodigy and world champion Magnus Carlsen, will be competing for the $175,000 grand prize. Nine other players will be joining Carlsen, five of whom hail 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 longest-running international chess tournaments to be held in the United States. We are proud to once again host the final leg 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 watch their favorite chess grandmasters compete in over 14 days of exhilarating rapid, blitz and classical chess.”
|2022 Sinquefield Cup Field
Ratings as of August 1, 2022
|Title||Name||Residence||Player Type||FIDE Rating||URS Rating|
|GM||Alireza Firouzja||FRA||Full Tour||2778||2773|
|GM||Ian Nepomniachtchi||FID||Full Tour||2792||2783|
|GM||Fabiano Caruana||USA||Full Tour||2776||2791|
|GM||Levon Aronian||USA||Full Tour||2775||2781|
|GM||Wesley So||USA||Full Tour||2773||2789|
|GM||Shakhriyar Mamedyarov||AZE||Full Tour||2758||2759|
|GM||Maxime Vachier-Lagrave||FRA||Full Tour||2757||2784|
|GM||Leinier Dominguez||USA||Full Tour||2754||2753|
Due to ongoing local COVID-19 restrictions, fans will not be allowed in the tournament hall. Those interested in the tournament can still watch the broadcast online or at the Saint Louis Chess Club.