Four of the world’s top chess players will assemble in what has become a major center for chess development. St. Louis will host the 1st Sinquefield Cup beginning tomorrow in a double-round robin event. Magnus Carlsen, the world’s highest-ranked player headlines the event along with the second highest in Levon Aronian and top American players Hikaru Nakamura and Gata Kamsky. The first round will begin at 1 p.m. Central Time on September 9th. The players will be competing for a total $170,000 prize fund, with $70,000 going to the winner.
September 9th-15, 2013 (St. Louis, USA)
|World Rank||Name||FIDE Rating||Country||Age|
|No. 1||GM Magnus Carlsen||2862||Norway||22|
|No. 2||GM Levon Aronian||2802||Armenia||30|
|No. 7||GM Hikaru Nakamura||2774||USA||25|
|No. 17||GM Gata Kamsky||2741||USA||39|
| Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 | Round 6 |
St. Louis Chess Club – Venue of Sinquefield Cup
The venue is the incomparable Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis or merely “St. Louis Chess Club”. Across the street is the World Chess Hall of Fame which will also host a live commentary booth. Lester’s Restaurant will also have live commentary as well. The excitement has been brewing since the initial announcement and to capture the action will be GM Yasser Seirawan, WGM Jennifer Shahade with GM Maurice Ashley adding the color analysis from the telestrator. Should be a thriller!