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Leinier Dominguez vs Hans Niemann, Sinquefield Cup 2022 R5 LIVE

After 19-year-old Hans Niemann defeated Magnus Carlsen in the third round of the Sinquefield Cup 2022, the day 4 started with shocking news that World Champion Magnus Carlsen withdrew from the 2022 tournament. Carlsen did not yet give a specific reason for his withdrawal, tweeting that he hopes to be back in Saint Louis in the future.

The story so far: Magnus Carlsen withdrew from the Sinquefield Cup 2022 without detailed explanations. Possible reasons of Magnus Carlsen’s withdrawal can be found here. Sinquefield Cup’s players and organizers reacted to Carlsen’s decision with Fabiano Caruana tweeting that he can’t wait to see the Hans effect on The Magnus Effect. Hans Niemann was shocked by Carlsen’s withdrawal and explained that he couldn’t even focus on his fourth round game against Firouzja. In the post-game interview, Hans added: At least I got to beat Magnus Carlsen before he left. Magnus Carlsen’s results were annulled after his withdrawal and Wesley So took the lead in the tournament.

Hans Niemann drew his Round 4 game against Alireza Firouzja, and today meets Leinier Dominguez in the fifth round of the tournament. After Carlsen’s results got annulled, Niemann scores 2 points and ties for the second place in the event.

Sinquefield Cup 2022 live games / Sinquefield Cup 2022 – Day 5 LIVE video coverage / Round 4 results & recap / Pairings & Timetable

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