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Catch the last classical stop of the Grand Chess Tour!

The 2019 Sinquefield Cup is an elite international event, featuring 12 of the strongest chess players in the world. Over the course of eleven rounds, these competitors will battle for $325,000 in prize money, points toward the Grand Chess Tour, and the coveted title of 2019 Sinquefield Cup Champion.

DATES August 15 - 29, 2019
LOCATION Saint Louis Chess Club
FORMAT 12-Player Round Robin
PRIZE FUND $325,000
Photos For event photos, visit our Flickr page
Anish Giri • Ding Liren • Fabiano Caruana • Magnus Carlsen • Maxime Vachier-Lagrave • Shakhriyar Mamedyarov • Levon Aronian • Sergey Karjakin • Hikaru Nakamura • Wesley So • Ian Nepomniachtchi • Viswanathan Anand

Schedule of Events

DATE TIME* EVENT
Thursday, August 15 5-6 PM Autograph Signing
  6:00 PM Opening Ceremony**
Saturday, August 17 1:00 PM Round 1
Sunday, August 18 1:00 PM Round 2
Monday, August 19 1:00 PM Round 3
Tuesday, August 20 1:00 PM Round 4
Wednesday, August 21 1:00 PM Round 5
Thursday, August 22   Rest Day
Friday, August 23 1:00 PM Round 6
Saturday, August 24 1:00 PM Round 7
Sunday, August 25 1:00 PM Round 8
Monday, August 26 1:00 PM Round 9 
Tuesday, August 27 1:00 PM Round 10
Wednesday, August 28 1:00 PM Round 11
Thursday, August 29 10:00 AM Playoff (If necessary)
    Ultimate Moves at 2:00pm or shortly after the playoff
  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 $90,000 7th $15,000
2nd $60,000 8th $13,000
3rd $40,000 9th $10,000
4th $30,000 10th $10,000
5th $20,000 11th $10,000
6th $17,000 12th $10,000
Total Prize Fund $325,000

Live Spectator Accommodations

Spectators are welcome to watch the rounds live at the Saint Louis Chess Club with a $10/round ticket. All access 11-day pass available for $100. 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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

August 17th, 2019 1:00 PM   through   August 29th, 2019 1:00 PM
Saint Louis Chess Club
4657 Maryland Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63108-63108
United States
Phone: (314) 361-2437
Email:
Round 1, August 17 $ 10.00
Round 2, August 18 $ 10.00
Round 3, August 19 $ 10.00
Round 4, August 20 $ 10.00
Round 5, August 21 $ 10.00
Round 6, August 23 $ 10.00
Round 7, August 24 $ 10.00
Round 8, August 25 $ 10.00
Round 9, August 26 $ 10.00
Round 10, August 27 $ 10.00
Round 11, August 28 $ 10.00
11-Round Pass $ 100.00
Ulimate Moves $ 0.00