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2016 Sinquefield Cup

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Come and cheer on some of the world's best chess players as they battle for the top spot in 3rd leg of the Grand Chess Tour!

The 4th Annual Sinquefield Cup returns to Saint Louis August 5-16, 2016. This year's Sinquefield Cup marks the 3rd leg of the Grand Chess Tour. Competitors include:

Viswanathan Anand • Levon Aronian • Fabiano Caruana • Anish Giri • Peter Svidler • Hikaru Nakamura • Wesley So • Veselin Topalov • Maxime Vachier-Lagrave • Ding Liren


Autograph Session

Come and meet the players of the Grand Chess Tour from 4:00-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 4th at Kingside Diner. Guests may get only one item signed. The players will not be available to pose for pictures. Make sure to arrive early to secure your spot in line. 


Ticket-holders may view commentary in three separate spaces at the event. The Chess Club will display the online commentary with GM Seirawan, GM Ashley, and WGM Shahade.  Both Kingside Diner, and the World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF) will feature live commentary with two grandmasters each. 

Kingside Diner

Ticket-holders will receive 50% off items ordered from the Kingside Diner menu throughout the tournament. 

Ticket Prices

$10 for a round pass

$80 for a 9-round pass

$10 for Ultimate Moves


More info on the event can be found at the event page at

Schedule of Events

Date Day  Time CDT (UDT-5) Event Location
4-Aug Thursday 4:00 PM Autograph Session Kingside Diner
4-Aug Thursday 6:00 PM Opening Ceremony World Chess Hall of Fame
5-Aug Friday 1:00 PM Round 1 Chess Club
6-Aug Saturday 1:00 PM Round 2 Chess Club
7-Aug Sunday 1:00 PM Round 3 Chess Club
8-Aug Monday 1:00 PM Round 4 Chess Club
9-Aug Tuesday 1:00 PM Round 5 Chess Club
10-Aug Wednesday   Rest Day  
11-Aug Thursday 1:00 PM Round 6 Chess Club
12-Aug Friday 1:00 PM Round 7 Chess Club
13-Aug Saturday 1:00 PM Round 8 Chess Club
14-Aug Sunday 1:00 PM Round 9 Chess Club
15-Aug Monday 1:00 PM Playoff (if necessary) Chess Club
15-Aug Monday 6:00 PM Closing Ceremony  
16-Aug Tuesday 1:00 PM Ultimate Moves Chess Club


August 4th, 2016 12:00 PM through August 16th, 2016 12:00 PM
Round 1, August 2 $10.00
Round 2, August 3 $10.00
Round 3, August 4 $10.00
Round 4, August 5 $10.00
Round 5, August 6 $10.00
Round 6, August 8 $10.00
Round 7, August 9 $10.00
Round 8, August 10 $10.00
Round 9, August 11 $10.00
9-Round Pass $80.00