Sinquefield Cup

The 2017 Sinquefield Cup is an elite international event, featuring 10 of the strongest chess players in the world. Over the course of nine rounds, these competitors will battle for $300,000 in prize money, points toward the Grand Chess Tour, and the coveted title of 2017 Sinquefield Cup Champion.

DATES August 1 - 12, 2017
LOCATION Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis
FORMAT 10-Player Round Robin
PRIZE FUND $300,000

English - GM Yasser Seirawan, WGM Jennifer Shahade, GM Maurice Ashley and GM Cristian Chirila

Live Audience - GM Var Akobian, GM Eric Hansen

Spanish - GM Alejandro Ramirez and WIM Ivette Garcia

German - GM Jan Gustafsson (rounds 8 and 9 only)

SPECTATORS Buy tickets here! 
Photos For event photos, visit our Flickr page

2017 Sinquefield Cup Champion, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave with Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield 


Magnus Carlsen •  Fabiano Caruana • Sergey Karjakin • Hikaru Nakamura  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave • Viswanathan Anand • Wesley So • Ian Nepomniachtchi • Levon Aronian Peter Svidler


Final Tournament Standings

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, August 1 4-5:30 PM Autograph Signing
  6:00 PM Opening Ceremony
Wednesday, August 2 1:00 PM Round 1
Thursday, August 3 1:00 PM Round 2
Friday, August 4 1:00 PM Round 3
Saturday, August 5 1:00 PM Round 4
Sunday, August 6 1:00 PM Round 5
Monday, August 7   Rest Day
Tuesday, August 8 1:00 PM Round 6
Wednesday, August 9 1:00 PM Round 7
Thursday, August 10 1:00 PM Round 8
Friday, August 11 1:00 PM Round 9 
Saturday, August 12 1:00 PM Playoff (if necessary)
  6:00 PM Closing Ceremony**

* All times listed are CDT (GMT-5). Dates and times subject to change.

**Private Event by invite only

Sinquefield Cup Prize Fund

1st $75,000 6th $20,000
2nd $50,000 7th $15,000
3rd $40,000 8th $15,000
4th $30,000 9th $15,000
5th $25,000 10th $15,000
Total Prize Fund $300,000


Grand Chess Tour: Art of Chess 

The Grand Chess Tour will be complemented this year by a traveling exhibition of chess-related art and artifacts from the Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield Collection and the permanent collection of the World Chess Hall of Fame. You can view the exhibition at the World Chess Hall of Fame directly across the street from the Chess Club & Scholastic Center of Saint Louis at 4652 Maryland Ave., Saint Louis, MO. 

For more information on the exhibition and artififacts >


Grand Chess Tour Merchandise  

Grand Chess Tour official merchandise available through Q Boutique. Shop now > 

Autograph Day Guidelines: August 1, 4-5:30 p.m.

Meet & Greet Autograph Session Attendees are welcome to bring their own items to be autographed, and signable merchandise will be available for purchase at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. Due to time constraints, each person will be allowed one autograph per player. In order to accommodate as many attendees as possible, photos with players will not be allowed. This is a first-come, first-served event. Please arrive early to reserve your space. We will start handing out line tickets at 10:00 a.m. on August 1st. After receiving your ticket, you may leave the venue and come back closer to the time of the event. 


Live Spectator Accommodations

Spectators are welcome to watch the rounds live at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis with a $10/round ticket. Tickets will include the following: 

  • Access to theater style seating in the main lobby to view commentary of the event
  • Access to watch the players live on the second floor (no cell phones permitted)
  • Live commentary and group discussion with Grandmasters next door at Kingside Diner
  • Discount on food at Kingside Diner located next door and 10% discount at Culpeppers grill with wristband
  • Buy tickets here! 

The Chess Club has special hotel rates with the following hotels. Please make sure to ask for the "chess rate" when making reservations.

Chase Park Plaza Hotel
212 N. Kingshighway Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Chess rate: $159/night

Parkway Hotel
4550 Forest Park Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
(314) 256-7777

Chess rate: $115 for a king room
$119 for a room with 2 queens.

Holiday Inn Express
4630 Lindell Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
(314) 361-4900

Chess rate: $109/night 

Hampton Inn & Suites
5650 Oakland Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63110
(314) 655-3994

Chess Rate: 10% off online through link.