The Sinquefield Cup: Celebrating Five Years 2013-2017
It had been decades since an elite-grandmaster event had been held in the United States. So who could have thought, just six years ago, that a chess club in Saint Louis, Missouri, would not only end that drought but also revolutionize the chess world?
The Sinquefield Cup, hosted by the Saint Louis Chess Club, is now ingrained upon the chess world’s landscape. A chess calendar without a Sinquefield Cup is unthinkable. This book celebrates the first five years of a glorious event that has not only provided fans with high-level chess, but that has broken new ground with superlative standards for players and for both in-person and online spectators.
The Sinquefield Cup: Celebrating Five Years 2013–2017 is written by five of the Cup’s premier writers and commentators and lavishly illustrated with images by world-class photographers. Each chapter opens by setting the stage, giving the participants’ recent successes and form coming into the Sinquefield Cup, and provides anecdotes from the event, interesting game moments, and one fully-annotated game, all with a lively narrative. As the Saint Louis Chess Club celebrates its ten-year anniversary, this book will stand as a worthy monument for the first five exceptional years of its flagship event.
—Daniel Lucas, US Chess Federation