For the first time, world number 1 Magnus Carlsen will play in a high-profile tournament in the US. He will be joined by the world number 2, Levon Aronian. The two players will be joined by top US players Hikaru Nakamura and Gata Kamsky at the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
The double round-robin is scheduled at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) from September 9-15.
Tony Rich, executive director of CCSCSL, said: “We are honored to bring the world’s best to Saint Louis this September.” Rich added, “Hosting an event of this magnitude is yet another sign that the U.S. is becoming a major player in the world chess scene.”
All the four players are in the top ten world rankings, which makes the tournament one of the strongest in U.S. history.
A cash prize of $170,000 will be given to the winner.
Source: Chess base