Sinquefield Cup 2022: Preview, Schedule, Live stream, Prize Pool

The Sinquefield Cup is a prestigious chess contest, being the final stop of the Grand Chess Tour. You will know about the Sinquefield Cup 2022 here. 

The event is sponsored by the Saint Louis Chess Club and is annually held in honor of Rex Sinquefield and his wife Jeanne, the founders of the Saint Louis Chess Club. It takes place in Saint Louis, United States. 

As the event was established in 2013, this year it will be the 9th edition. This year, the Sinquefield Cup will unveil its curtain with an Opening Ceremony at 5:30 pm on Thursday, September 1. The tournament will be played in 10 Player Round Robin format.

Defending Champion: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

French chess grandmaster Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, also known as MVL, is the defending Champion. He is the 7th highest-rated player in history with a rating of 2819. The chess prodigy claimed the grandmaster title in 2005 when he was only 14 years old.

Sinquefield Cup 2022: Full Schedule

Find the full schedule of the Sinquefield Cup 2022 below.

Date & Day Time Event
Sept 1, Thursday 6:00 PM Opening Ceremony
Sept 2, Friday 1:00 PM Round 1
Sept 3, Saturday 1:00 PM Round 2
Sept 4, Sunday 1:00 PM Round 3
Sept 5, Monday 1:00 PM Round 4
Sept 6, Tuesday 1:00 PM Round 5
Sept 8, Thursday 1:00 PM Round 6
Sept 9, Friday 1:00 PM Round 7
Sept 10, Saturday 1:00 PM Round 8
Sept 11, Sunday 1:00 PM Round 9
6:30 PM Playoffs (If Necessary)
Sept 12, Monday 1:00 PM GCT Playoff
Sept 14, Tuesday 6:00 PM Closing Ceremony


  • Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

The Sinquefield Cup 2022 will take place at Saint Louis in Missouri, United States. The opening ceremony will be held at World’s Fair Pavilion (1904 Concourse Drive St. Louis, MO 63110) in Forest Park on September 1.

How To Watch Sinquefield Cup 2022:

Entrance in the tournament hall is restricted during the event. So, the public can’t watch the daily rounds in person. However, they can watch the event streamed live on the Youtube channel of Saint Louis Chess Club.

Sinquefield Cup 2022 Prize Pool:

The prize pool for the Sinquefield Cup 2022 event is set at $350,000. Here is the prize money breakdown for the 10 players.

Place Prize
1st $100,000
2nd $65,000
3rd $48,000
4th $32,000
5th $26,000
6th $21,000
7th $18,500
8th $16,000
9th $13,000
10th $10,500


Find the complete list of participants for the Sinquefield Cup 2022

  1. Magnus Carlsen
  2. Alireza Firouzja
  3. Fabiano Caruana
  4. Ian Nepomniachtchi
  5. Wesley So
  6. Levon Aronian
  7. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
  8. Hans Niemann
  9. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
  10. Leinier Dominguez

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