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Sinquefield live games: Anand takes on the best

by ChessBase India - 13/08/2016

Just a reminder: this very strong chess tournament, with the world's numbers 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, playing a round robin in Chess Club and Scholastic Center, Saint Louis, USA, will have live coverage and video commentary, right here on our news page. Of course, you can follow the action and discuss with other spectators on Playchess, where we have our own GM audio commentary.

2016 Sinquefield Cup

The 2016 Sinquefield Cup is an elite international event, featuring 10 of the strongest chess players in the world. Over the course of nine rounds, these competitors will battle for $300,000 in prize money (first: $75,000, second: $50,000, third: $40,000, last: $15,000) plus points toward the Grand Chess Tour and the coveted title of 2016 Sinquefield Cup Champion.

The venue is the Chess Club and Scholastic Center at 4657 Maryland Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63108. Tickets cost $10 per round or $80 for all ten rounds. Full information available at the official website.

Hundreds of thousands of spectators worldwide are expected to enjoy the all-star commentary team of GM Yasser Seirawan, GM Maurice Ashley, and WGM Jennifer Shahade as they provide keen insights and analysis, in-depth player interviews and witty discussions. The commentary is also available on DailyMotion, the CCSCSL YouTube Channel, Livestream, and Twitch.

Participants

No.
Player
Rating
W-Rnk
Age
Country
1
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
2819
2
25
France
2
Fabiano Caruana
2807
4
24
USA
3
Levon Aronian
2784
5
31
Armenia
4
Hikaru Nakamura
2791
6
28
USA
5
Wesley So
2771
7
22
USA
6
Viswanathan Anand
2770
8
47
India
7
Anish Giri
2769
9
22
Holland
8
Veselin Topalov
2761
12
41
Bulgaria
9
Ding Liren
2755
13
23
China
10
Peter Svidler
2751
18
40
Russia

Rounds start at 1 p.m. local time (CDT), which is GMT-6, 15:00h CEST, 16:00h Moscow, 18:30. In India, it begins at 11.30 PM.
Check the start time at your location here.
Pairings for the first round on Friday, August 5, are:
Ding Liren
- Levon Aronian
Wesley So
- Hikaru Nakamura
Anish Giri
- M. Vachier-Lagrave
Viswanathan Anand
- Fabiano Caruana
Veselin Topalov
- Peter Svidler

The games will be broadcast live on Playchess, with expert analysis. You need to have a premium ChessBase account to watch the games with commentary.

Schedule

Day Date Time Event
Playchess commentary
German
Friday Aug. 5 1 p.m. Round 1
Oliver Reeh/Georgios Souleidis
Klaus Bischoff
Saturday Aug. 6 1 p.m. Round 2
Oliver Reeh/Georgios Souleidis
Klaus Bischoff
Sunday Aug. 7 1 p.m. Round 3
Chris Ward
Christian Bauer
Monday Aug. 8 1 p.m. Round 4
Simon Williams
Klaus Bischoff
Tuesday Aug. 9 1 p.m. Round 5
Simon Williams
Klaus Bischoff
Wednesday Aug. 10 Rest Day
Thursday Aug. 11 1 p.m. Round 6
Chris Ward
Thomas Luther
Friday Aug. 12 1 p.m. Round 7
Yannick Pelletier
Thomas Luther
Saturday Aug. 13 1 p.m. Round 8
Simon Williams
Yannick Pelletier
Sunday Aug. 14 1 p.m. Round 9
Yannick Pelletier
Klaus Bischoff
Monday Aug. 15 1 p.m. Playoffs    

See the other four games by clicking MORE.

 

Watch the Dailymotion stream here.

Picture of Vishy Anand in the page and in the thumbnail by Lennart Ootes