2018 Sinquefield Cup

The 2018 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 2018 Sinquefield Cup Champion.

DATES August 17 - 28, 2018
LOCATION Saint Louis Chess Club
FORMAT 10-Player Round Robin
PRIZE FUND $300,000
SPECTATORS More information coming soon!
Photos For event photos, visit our Flickr page

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

Schedule of Events

DATE TIME* EVENT
Friday, August 17 4-5:30 PM Autograph Signing
  6:00 PM Opening Ceremony
Saturday, August 18 1:00 PM Round 1
Sunday, August 19 1:00 PM Round 2
Monday, August 20 1:00 PM Round 3
Tuesday, August 21 1:00 PM Round 4
Wednesday, August 22 1:00 PM Round 5
Thursday, August 23   Rest Day
Friday, August 24 1:00 PM Round 6
Saturday, August 25 1:00 PM Round 7
Sunday, August 26 1:00 PM Round 8
Monday, August 27 1:00 PM Round 9 
Tuesday, August 28 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

PLACE PRIZE PLACE PRIZE
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