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Sinquefield Cup 2022

Sinquefield Cup 2022 is going to take place 1-13 September in Saint Louis, USA. It will feature 10 Grandmasters including World Champion Magnus Carlsen, the number 1 junior Alireza Firouzja, US players Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So, Levon Aronian, and Leinier Dominguez, as well as Ian Nepomniachtchi, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Hans Neimann who replaced Richard Rapport. This will be the second classical tournament on the tour, bookending the three rapid & blitz events.

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“The Sinquefield Cup is one of the longest running international chess tournaments to be held in the United States,” said Tony Rich, Executive Director of Saint Louis Chess Club. “We are proud to once again host the final leg of the 2022 Grand Chess Tour at the Saint Louis Chess Club. Our fans are sure to be thrilled to watch their favorite chess grandmasters compete in over 14 days of exhilirating rapid, blitz and classical chess.”

The Sinquefield Cup will be the last event played on the Grand Chess Tour this season. The nine full-tour players will be joined by World Champion Magnus Carlsen in a 10-player classical round robin. The top three finishers in this year’s Tour automatically qualify to play in the 2023 Grand Chess Tour. If a playoff is required to determine 1st, 2nd and 3rd places of the 2022 Grand Chess Tour, it will occur on Monday, September 12th at 1:00pm CT. The top three finishers are also competing for the $150,000 in GCT bonus prizes.  

This year, the Sinquefield Cup Opening ceremony date also falls on the 50th anniversary of the American Bobby Fischer’s historic win over the Russian Boris Spassky in the legendary 1972 World Chess Championship, ending 24 years of Soviet dominance in the sport.

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