2019 Sinquefield Cup

The 2018 Sinquefield Cup was one of the most dramatic in the tournaments history and ended in a three way tie between GM Magnus Carlsen, GM Fabiano Caruana and GM Levon Aronian. All three will be back again this year and will no doubt be seeking an outright win. The 2019 tournament will be expanded to 11 rounds for the first time in its history and will offer an improved prize fund this year which will total $325,000.

DATES

August 15 – 29, 2019

VENUE

Saint Louis Chess Club, Saint Louis, Missouri

FORMAT

12 Player Round Robin

COMMENTATORS

GM Yasser Seirawan, WGM Jennifer Shahade, GM Cristian Chirilă and GM Maurice Ashley, GM Evgeny Miroshnichenko and GM Almira Skripchenko

PRIZE FUND

$325,000

SPECTATOR

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Participants

Magnus

Carlsen

Hikaru

Nakamura

Maxime

Vachier-Lagrave

Fabiano

Caruana

Shakhriyar

Mamedyarov

Ian

Nepomniachtchi

Anish

Giri

Viswanathan

Anand

Levon

Aronian

Ding

Liren

Sergey

Karjakin

Wesley

So

 

Schedule

Date

Time (CDT)

Event

August 15

5-6 PM

Autograph Session

 

6:00 PM

Opening Ceremony**

August 17

1:00 PM

Round 1

August 18

1:00 PM

Round 2

August 19

1:00 PM

Round 3

August 20

1:00 PM

Round 4

August 21

1:00 PM

Round 5

August 22

Rest Day

Rest Day

August 23

1:00 PM

Round 6

August 24

1:00 PM

Round 7

August 25

1:00 PM

Round 8

August 26

1:00 PM

Round 9

August 27

1:00 PM

Round 10

August 28

1:00 PM

Round 11

August 29

10:00 AM

Playoff (If Required) / Closing Ceremony

    Ultimate Moves at 2:00pm or shortly after playoff
  6:00 PM Closing Ceremony**

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

**Private Event by invite only

 

Live Spectator Accommodations

Spectators are welcome to watch the rounds live at the Saint Louis Chess Club with a $10/round ticket. All access 5-day pass available for $40. Tickets will include the following: 

  • Access to theater style seating in the main lobby to view commentary of the event with light snacks and beverages
  • 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 with beverage station
  • 50% discount on food at Kingside Diner located next door 
  • Valet parking available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

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

Tickets to watch the tournament live are available here >  

Chase Park Plaza Hotel

Holiday Inn Express

Hampton Inn & Suites

Parkway Hotel

212 N. Kingshighway
Saint Louis, MO 63108
(877)-587-2427
4630 Lindell Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
(314) 361-4900
5650 Oakland Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63110
(314) 655-3994
 
4550 Forest Park Ave. 
Saint Louis, MO 63108
(314) 256-7777
Chess rate: $159/night, $179/suite Call for rates Call for rates  

Chess Rate: $122/night (King or 2 Queens) 
ask for CHESS TARIFF RATE