The 2022 Sinquefield Cup concluded yesterday in Saint Louis with Alireza Firouzja winning the event after a rapid playoff match against Ian Nepomniachtchi. With a draw in the last round against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Firouzja emerged as the winner of the 2022 Grand Chess Tour.
The Closing ceremony of the Sinquefield Cup 2022 will be held today at the World Chess Hall of Fame, and it will be broadcasted live. The ceremony starts at 18:00 CDT.
The 2022 Sinquefield Cup was marked with the withdrawal of World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen. After Hans Niemann defeated the World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in the third round of the Sinquefield Cup 2022, Carlsen withdrew from the event giving no detailed explanations. Carlsen’s results got annulled and the event continued with 9 players. Rumors that Magnus Carlsen suspected Niemann was cheating started spreading over social media, and each day brings new theories on the case. New allegations on Niemann – Carlsen case that Hans Niemann performs much better with live DGT boards emerged yesterday, while GM Nigel Davies had another take on the story, asking the FIDE Ethics Commission to act. Alexei Shirov shared his insights on the case saying that Niemann’s case gets worse and worse as his last GM norm looks suspicious.
See the timetable of happenings related to Niemann – Carlsen case: