2023 Sinquefield Cup

2023 Sinquefield Cup - Day 5 Recap

by WGM Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova


Having broken the previously perfect draw streak in the 2023 Sinquefield Cup, GM Wesley So’s victory in Round 4 forced other combatants to test the limits of their fighting spirit and determination, and determination we definitely got. With two games lasting past the 5-hour mark, it was finally GM Levon Aronian who joined GM Wesley So as the only two players with a victory. Luckily for the participants, tomorrow will be a rest day, a much-needed break for the players to recuperate and come back with enthusiastic vigor. 

2023 Sinquefield Cup - Day 2 Recap

by WGM Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova


The second round of the Sinquefield Cup, the final leg of the Grand Chess Tour, was full of surprises. News of Duda’s sickness rocked Round 2 and his scheduled game against Rapport had to be postponed. Meanwhile in other games the players brought the fight as usual, but all the games fizzled to a draw as they did in Round 1.

Grand Chess Tour Names Field for Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz and Sinquefield Cup

The final two legs of the 2023 Grand Chess Tour will bring the world’s best chess players to Saint Louis to compete in the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz and Sinquefield Cup to determine the overall tour winner. Currently Grandmaster (GM) Fabiano Caruana holds the lead, followed by GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda and GM Richard Rapport. GM Ding Liren has withdrawn from both events and will be replaced with GM Liêm Quang Lê and GM Levon Aronian, respectively.