As the only remaining destination to be part of every Grand Chess Tour since its first edition in 2015, the Sinquefield Cup continues to be a staple of the GCT circuit.
The final leg of this year’s tour features eight full-tour players and two wildcards. An additional $175,000 will be awarded to the three highest-ranked players in Tour standings ($100,000, $50,000 and $25,000 for first, second and third, respectively). In the event of a tie for first place overall, a GCT playoff match will be held on September 12.
Players are given 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes until the end of the game, plus an increment of 30 seconds from the first move.
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Live commentary from Managing Directors Peter Svidler, Yasser Seirawan and Alejandro Ramirez
Chess Classics – games you need to know
As the author explains in the introductory video, knowing the classic games of the past enriches your understanding of chess in general and helps improve the level of your own games.