Sinquefield Cup

Anand, Viswanathan vs. Carlsen, Magnus

The Sinquefield Cup sees Magnus Carlsen and 9 more of the world's best players compete in the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis from August 2th to 11th 2017. The event is the 3rd leg of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour, with the tour regulars joined by wild card Peter Svidler. In adddition to tour points the prize fund is $300,000, with $75,000 for 1st place. Players receive 100 minutes for 40 moves then 60 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second delay from move 1. A tie for first place will be decided in a rapid and if necessary blitz and Armageddon playoff on 12 August. Official website: grandchesstour.org