2021 Sinquefield Cup

A part of the inaugural Grand Chess Tour in 2015, the Sinquefield Cup will be the fifth and final leg of the 2021 Grand Chess Tour. Also held in the Chess Capital of the United States, this elite event will feature 10 of the strongest chess players in the world. Over the course of nine classical rounds, the competitors will battle for a $325,000 prize fund.

 

DATES

August 16-28, 2021

VENUES

Paris, France

FORMAT

10 Player Round Robin

PRIZE FUND

$325,000

 

Date

Time

Event

August 16 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

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

 GCT Playoff / Closing Ceremony

August 28

  Player Departure