The world’s highest rated Grand Masters will be competing to win the $100,00 grand prize in the 2014 Sinquefield Cup hosted by the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis in Missouri, USA.
This year’s participants are (Name, World Rank, FIDE Rating):
- Magnus Carlsen, 1, 2877
- Levon Aronian, 2, 2805
- Fabiano Caruana, 3 2801
- Hikaru Nakamura, 5, 2787
- Veselin Topalov, 8, 2772
- Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, 9, 2768
The total prize fund amounts to $315,000 which is more than half compared to the 1st Sinquefield Cup held last year.
The event is scheduled to conclude on September 9, 2014.