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Sinquefield Cup 2022 – Day 5 LIVE

The ninth annual Sinquefield Cup is also the fifth and final leg of the Grand Chess Tour 2022. Eight Tour players: Wesley So, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Levon Aronian, Fabiano Caruana, Alireza Firouzja, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Leinier Dominguez, and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov are joined by wildcards Magnus Carlsen and Hans Niemann for a classical chess event which is played in 9 round-robin rounds.

After the third round loss to Hans Niemann, Magnus Carlsen withdrew from the event as he didn’t show up for the fourth round game against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. There is no official statement on the matter by World Chess Champion, but the chess community rumored about the case.

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. Carlsen’s results were annulled after his withdrawal and Wesley So took the sole lead in the event. Meanwhile, the Sinquefield Cup improved the anti-cheating measures.

Sinquefield Cup 2022 live games / Sinquefield Cup 2022 – Day 4 video coverage / Round 4 results & recap

Day 5 live with commentaries by GM Peter Svidler, GM Yasser Seirawan, and GM Alejandro Ramirez:

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