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Strongest Chess Tournament Ever Begins in Saint Louis, U.S.A.

International Grandmasters Hikaru Nakamura, Magnus Carlsen, Veselin Topalov, Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave combine for a 2802 FIDE rating, making the 2014 Sinquefield Cup the strongest chess tournament in history.
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2014 Sinquefield Cup Will Be Strongest Chess Tournament in History

The 2014 Sinquefield Cup will be the highest-rated tournament in the history of chess, bringing six of the world’s top-nine Grandmasters together at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.

The 2014 Sinquefield Cup

Reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen returns to Saint Louis to defend his crown at the second annual Sinquefield Cup, scheduled to be held August 27 through September 7.

Late Surge Earns Troff Junior Closed Championship

GM Kayden Troff has won the 2014 U.S. Junior Closed Championship in clear first with an impressive 7/9 score, grabbing the national championship for players under 21 by finishing 1.5 points ahead of the field.

Pivotal Matchups Await 2014 U.S. Junior Closed Finale

The 2014 U.S. Junior Closed Championship has been decisive in its theme, with victories claimed on four of five boards in each of the tournament’s last four rounds -- and today seems like another good day for a fight.

Tournament

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The 2014 Sinquefield Cup takes place from August 27 - September 7. Six of the top-ten Grandmasters in the world will create the strongest chess tournament in history!

Players

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Get familiar with six of the world's elite who combine for the strongest chess tournament in history. Who will hoist the 2014 Sinquefield Cup?

Live

Catch live commentary of the 2014 Sinquefield Cup, hosted by a legendary team of International Grandmasters. Rounds begin daily at 2 p.m. CT.