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World's Best Gather in Saint Louis for Sinquefield Cup Print E-mail
September 7, 2013
The 2013 Sinquefield Cup is a chess event of epic proportions. The world will be watching Saint Louis as four of the best players on the planet, including the top two in the world: GM Magnus Carlsen and GM Levon Aronian, and the top two in the U.S.: GM Hikaru Nakamura and GM Gata Kamsky, vie for the $70,000 top prize and the inaugural Sinquefield Cup trophy. Only one will be King.

The event will be a four-player, double round robin, meaning each player will get the chance to play once with the white pieces and once with the black pieces against every other competitor. This is the truest and fairest way to ensure a level playing field for all, and we are certain the Sinquefield Cup will give spectators the joy of witnessing epic battles between these titans of the chess world.

The first round will begin at 1 p.m. CT on September 9. There also will be a special meet-and-greet autograph session on Sunday, September 8, from Noon to 1:30 p.m., where spectators will have the opportunity to get autographs from and take pictures with the players. This event is free, and fans will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Three different grandmaster commentary teams will be on site to offer live play-by-play and analysis of each round of this historic tournament.

Following their groundbreaking live commentary of the 2013 U.S. Championships, GMs Yasser Seirawan and Maurice Ashley will once again join WGM Jennifer Shahade on a closed set that will broadcast to thousands of viewers online via uschesschamps.com.

Two other teams, comprised of GMs Ian Rogers, Varuzhan Akobian, Ben Finegold, and Ronen Har-Zvi, also will be conducting commentary for live audiences at Lester’s Restaurant (connected to the CCSCSL) and the World Chess Hall of Fame (across the street from the CCSCSL).

Event spectators will have the option to observe the players in the tournament playing hall, listen to the live streaming online commentary in a special viewing area at the Chess Club, or sit in on either of the live audience broadcasts. Tickets for individual rounds cost just $15 and also include food and beverage. 

We hope to see you here at the Chess Club for this monumental event!