The 2014 Sinquefield Cup will be the highest-rated tournament in the history of chess, bringing six of the world’s top-nine Grandmasters together at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.
World Champion Magnus Carlsen (2877), winner of the 2013 Sinquefield Cup, will return to defend his title against an expanded field. This year’s prestigious event will award $100,000 to its winner, part of a $315,000 total prize fund.
Returning with Carlsen is Armenia’s Levon Aronian (2805) and the United States’ Hikaru Nakamura (2787), respectively the World’s No. 2 and No. 5 players.
New challengers to the Sinquefield Cup include Italy’s Fabiano Caruana (2801), Bulgaria’s Veselin Topalov (2772) and France’s Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (2768).
The 2014 Sinquefield Cup will be a six-player, double round-robin tournament, and will be followed by a bonus event titled “Ultimate Moves” to be held through Tuesday, September 9.
Rounds start daily at 21:00 CET (15:00 EST), round 1 is August 27th
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