Sinquefield Cup 2022 – Who is going to win?

The Sinquefield Cup is an annual chess tournament that takes place in Saint Louis, Missouri. It is one of the strongest chess tournaments in the world and has been held since 2013. The 2022 Sinquefield Cup will be the tenth edition of the event and is scheduled to take place from September 1-14.

The Sinquefield Cup is organized by the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) and is sponsored by billionaire Rex Sinquefield. It was originally created as a round-robin tournament but was changed to a double round-robin format in 2015. This means that each player will play every other player twice, once with each color.

The tournament has a prize fund of $350,000, making it the richest chess tournament in history. The winner of the event will receive $100,000, with the second and third-place finishers receiving $65,000 and $48,000, respectively. There are also prizes for the best classical, rapid, and blitz chess players.

The 2022 Sinquefield Cup is likely to be a very strong tournament as World Champion Magnus already confirmed his participation. This means that many of the world’s best players will be in Saint Louis to compete.

Some of the players who have already confirmed their participation include World Champion Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Ian, Nepomniachtchi, and Wesley So.

The Sinquefield Cup is one of the most prestigious chess tournaments in the world and is sure to be an exciting event. Be sure to follow all the action from Saint Louis this September!

DATES September 1 – September 13, 2022
LOCATION Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
FORMAT 10 Player Round Robin
PRIZE FUND $350,000

Who can win Sinquefield Cup 2022?

Obviously, World Champion Magnus is a clear favorite. Alireza Firoujza and Fabiano Caruana are also strong candidate to win this tournament. Although this tournament consists with very strong field and anyone can win.

Prize Structure 

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

Sinquefield Cup 2022 Confirmed Players

Magnus Carlsen

Facts about Magnus Carlsen

Norwegian chess grandmaster and the current World Chess Champion, Magnus Carlsen, was born on November 30, 1990, in Tønsberg, Norway. Carlsen first learned how to play chess at the age of five from his father, and by the age of thirteen, he had become a grandmaster, the youngest in history at that time. Carlsen has won numerous chess tournaments, including the World Chess Championship in 2013, 2015, and 2016. In addition to his chess accomplishments, Carlsen is also a successful model and has been featured in advertisements for G-Star Raw, Jacob & Co., and Nordic Trustee.

When it comes to playing chess, Magnus Carlsen is in a league of his own. At the age of twenty-six, he is the current World Chess Champion and has been ranked as the number one chess player in the world since 2010. Carlsen was born in Tønsberg, Norway, on November 30, 1990, and learned how to play chess at the age of five from his father. By the age of thirteen, he had become a grandmaster, the youngest in history at that time.

Since becoming a grandmaster, Carlsen has won numerous chess tournaments, including the World Chess Championship in 2013, 2015, and 2016. In addition to his chess accomplishments, Carlsen is also a successful model and has been featured in advertisements for G-Star Raw, Jacob & Co., and Nordic Trustee.

While Carlsen is undoubtedly one of the greatest chess players in history, his path to success was not always easy. In an interview with The New York Times, Carlsen spoke about how he was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, a form of autism, when he was a child. According to Carlsen, his Asperger’s has helped him to become a better chess player as it allows him to see the board in a different way and think outside the box.

Despite the challenges he has faced, Carlsen has used his talents to become one of the most successful chess players in the world. He is a true inspiration to aspiring chess players everywhere, and his story is a reminder that anything is possible if you set your mind to it.

Magnus Carlsen is a clear favorite to win this tournament.

Alireza Firouzja

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Alireza Firouzja is a rising Iranian chess prodigy who is currently residing in France and quickly making a name for himself in the chess world. At only 16 years old, he has already achieved a number of impressive results, including becoming the youngest ever Iranian national champion and winning the Asian Continental Chess Championship.

Firouzja was born in Tehran in 2003 and started playing chess when he was just six years old. His talent was immediately apparent and he soon started to rack up wins in local tournaments. In 2016, he made history by becoming the youngest ever Iranian national champion, at just 13 years old.

Since then, Firouzja’s chess career has gone from strength to strength.

Firouzja’s meteoric rise has been accompanied by a lot of media attention, both in Iran and internationally. He is widely seen as a future world champion and is already being compared to Magnus Carlsen, the current world number one.

With his talent and drive, there is no doubt that Firouzja is destined for great things in the world of chess. He is a true rising star and one to watch out for in the years to come.

Firouzja is a very strong candidate to become World chess champion by 2030.

Fabiano Caruana

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Fabiano Caruana is an American chess grandmaster and former chess prodigy. He is a very strong chess player and played a world chess championship match against Magnus Carlsen.

Caruana was born in Miami, Florida, to Italian parents. His father, Lou Caruana, is a Sicilian-born chess master who emigrated to the United States in 1983. His mother, Santina, is a native of Naples. Caruana began playing chess at the age of five. At age seven, he was the youngest player to win the Italian Chess Championship.

Caruana won the under-10 section of the World Chess Championship in Greece. The following year, he won the under-12 team at the European Chess Championship in Spain. In 2004, he won the under-14 section of the World Chess Championship in Italy.

Caruana moved to Europe to further his chess career. He represented Italy in the 2006 Chess Olympiad, held in Turin.

Caruana won the Corus Chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands. This made him the youngest player ever to win the tournament, at the age of 18 years.

In 2012, Caruana won the Super Tournament in Dortmund, Germany. In 2013, he won the Tata Steel Chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands. In 2014, he won the Sinquefield Cup in Saint Louis, Missouri, becoming the first player to win all three of the world’s top chess tournaments in the same year.

Caruana is a three-time Italian Chess Champion (2007, 2009, 2012). He has represented Italy in five Chess Olympiads (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014), and has won two gold medals (2010, 2012) and one silver medal (2014). He was also a member of the Italian team that won the 2006 European Team Chess Championship.

Ian Nepomniachtchi

Ian Nepomniachtchi is a Russian chess player. He was born on January 9, 1990, in Omsk, Russia. Nepomniachtchi learned to play chess at the age of five and became a Grandmaster at the age of 19.

Nepomniachtchi has won many prestigious chess tournaments, including the Chess World Cup (2015), the Tal Memorial (2016), and the Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (2017). He is currently ranked as the second-best chess player in Russia, and the seventh-best chess player in the world.

Nepomniachtchi is known for his aggressive and tactical playing style. He is also known for his offbeat opening choices, such as the Grob Attack and the Polish Defense.

Nepomniachtchi is a three-time Russian Champion (2011, 2013, 2015). He has represented Russia in five Chess Olympiads (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018) and three World Team Championships (2009, 2011, 2013).

He also won the candidate’s championship and was selected for World Chess Championship 2023. He will play WC with GM Ding Liren of China

Wesley So

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Wesley So is a 26-year-old Filipino-American chess grandmaster. So has won numerous chess championships and also U.S. Chess Championships.

So was born in Saint Louis, Missouri, to a Filipino father and a Vietnamese mother. When he was two years old, his family moved back to the Philippines. So began playing chess at the age of six and quickly developed into a prodigy. By the age of 10, he was the Philippine National Chess Champion in the Under-12 division. He went on to win the Under-14 division the following year.

In 2006, So moved to the United States to attend Webster University on a chess scholarship. He won the U.S. Chess Championship in 2015 and 2016, becoming the first player to win back-to-back titles in over 30 years. In 2017, he defended his title, making him the first player to win three consecutive U.S. Chess Championships since Bobby Fischer.

So’s successes have not been limited to national championships. He has also had great success in international competitions. In 2013, he won the Chess Oscar, an annual award given to the world’s best chess player. In 2016, he won the Tata Steel Chess tournament, one of the most prestigious chess competitions in the world.

His accomplishments have also made him a role model for aspiring chess players, especially those of Asian descent.

So’s future looks bright. With his combination of talent, hard work, and determination, there is no telling how far he will go in the world of chess.

Levon Aronian

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Levon Aronian is one of the strongest chess players in the world. He was born in Yerevan, Armenia in 1982 and started playing chess at the age of six. He quickly became a strong player, winning the Armenian Chess Championship at the age of twelve. In 2000, he won the World Junior Chess Championship, and the following year he became the Armenian National Champion.

Aronian has been one of the top players in the world for many years. He has won the World Rapid Chess Championship twice, in 2009 and 2014. He has also won the World Blitz Chess Championship, in 2012. In 2013, he won the Chess Grand Prix, a prestigious tournament series for the world’s top players.

Aronian is known for his aggressive and creative style of play. He is also known for his love of chess, and his friendly and outgoing personality. He is one of the most popular chess players in the world, and has a large and loyal following.

Levon Aronian is one of the strongest chess players in the world. He was born in Yerevan, Armenia in 1982 and started playing chess at the age of six. He quickly became a strong player, winning the Armenian Chess Championship at the age of twelve. In 2000, he won the World Junior Chess Championship, and the following year he became the Armenian National Champion.

Aronian is known for his aggressive and creative style of play. He is also known for his love of chess, and his friendly and outgoing personality. He is one of the most popular chess players in the world and has a large and loyal following.

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is a chess grandmaster from Azerbaijan. He has won numerous other prestigious tournaments.

Mamedyarov was born on April 12, 1985, in Baku, Azerbaijan. He began playing chess at the age of five and quickly showed an immense talent for the game. He became a grandmaster in 2003, at the age of 18, and has since gone on to achieve great success in the world of chess.

Mamedyarov is known for his aggressive and tactical style of play. He is an excellent attacking player and is very dangerous when he has the initiative. He is also known for his excellent endgame technique.

Mamedyarov is one of the most successful chess players in the world today, and his accomplishments are sure to be remembered for many years.

Richard Rapport

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Richard Rapport is a world-renowned chess player who has been making headlines in the chess world for his unique and aggressive style of play. Rapport was born in Hungary in 1996 and started playing chess at the age of four. He quickly rose through the ranks, becoming a Grandmaster at the age of 19.

Rapport is known for his creative and unorthodox opening repertoire, which has led to some interesting and exciting games. He is also known for his aggressive style of play.

Rapport is still considered one of the most talented chess players in the world. He has played multiple prestigious tournaments, including the Tata Steel Chess tournament.

Maxime Vachier Lagrave

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Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (born October 21, 1990) is a French chess grandmaster. He is a three-time French Chess Champion (2009, 2011, 2012) and was the world’s youngest grandmaster at the age of 14 years.

Vachier-Lagrave was born in Nogent-sur-Marne, France. His father is a doctor and his mother is a pharmacist. He began playing chess at the age of four. When he was eleven, he won the U12 section of the European Youth Chess Championship with a score of 9/11.

In 2004, Vachier-Lagrave won the U14 World Youth Chess Championship with a score of 9½/11. He also won the French U16 Championship that year.

In 2007, Vachier-Lagrave won the French Chess Championship with a score of 7½/9, half a point ahead of his nearest rival. He defended his title in 2011 with a score of 8/11, again half a point ahead of his nearest rival. In 2017, he won the championship for the third time with a score of 8½/11.

Vachier-Lagrave has represented France in various strong chess tournaments including Tata steel chess festival, Grenke chess classic, Gibraltar open, GCT chess tour and many more.

Vachier-Lagrave is currently ranked fourth in the world by the FIDE rating list, with a rating of 2796.

Leinier Dominguez

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Leinier Dominguez is a Cuban chess grandmaster who is currently staying and playing from the USA.

He was born in Havana, Cuba in 1983 and began playing chess at the age of five. He quickly rose through the ranks, becoming a grandmaster at the age of 19. He has represented Cuba in several international competitions, including the Chess Olympiad and the World Chess Championship cycle.

He has won several prestigious tournaments, including the Capablanca Memorial and the Grand Prix. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by the World Chess Federation.

Dominguez is known for his aggressive and tactical style of play. He is a dangerous opponent for any player, regardless of their ranking.

Dominguez currently resides in Saint Louis, Missouri, where he is a member of the Saint Louis Chess Club. He is married and has two children.