— Grand Chess Tour (@GrandChessTour) August 15, 2016
But let’s find out how did the rest of the players fared so far:
Grand Chess Tour 2016 Ranking After Paris, Leuven, and St. Louis
|Player||Paris||Leuven||St Louis||Total||Prize Money|
* Considered as wildcards for the tour.
With a score of 5.5 out of 9 games, with draws in the last three games, Wesley So emerged as the victor in this year’s Sinquefield Cup, the third leg of Grand Chess Tour 2016. That, despite of in the last round, Veselin Topalov had a winning position, which would have guaranteed him playoff games against So to determine the ultimate champion.
Topalov-Aronian's ending is mate in 38 for White. With accurate play Topalov will play a tiebreak with So tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/PObMa4YNIa
— Lennart Ootes (@LennartOotes) August 14, 2016
Results of the Round 9 games follow:
Although Levon Aronian lost to MVL in Round 6, he regained composure after Round 8 of Sinquefield Cup 2016, as he defeated the American Hikaru Nakamura, to be back in contention for the title. Also, in Round 8, Peter Svidler had his first win in the tournament, this time against Anish Giri.
The gladiators of chess cross swords once again, right now.
That’s how GM Maurice Asheley describes what happens in Round 7, which is coming up soon!
Sinquefield Cup 2016 Round 7 Matchups
|Viswanathan Anand||2770||--||Levon Aronian||2792|
|Veselin Topalov||2761||--||Anish Giri||2769|
|Peter Svidler||2751||--||Wesley So||2771|
|Fabiano Caruana||2807||--||Ding Liren||2755|
|M. Vachier-Lagrave||2819||--||Hikaru Nakamura||2791|
Stay tuned for more updates from Sinquefield Cup 2016.
After we’ve seen 14 draws out of 15 games in the last three rounds, we finally saw real action in Round 6 of Sinquefield Cup 2016. 3 out of 5 games were decided, the biggest of which was where Wesley So beat the tournament leader at the start of this round, Veselin Topalov, and reclaim the solo lead, and with a clear half point lead this time.
Sinquefield Cup 2016 Round 6 Results
|Levon Aronian||2771||0-1||M. Vachier-Lagrave||2819|
|Hikaru Nakamura||2731||1/2-1/2||Fabiano Caruana||2807|
|Ding Liren||2793||1-0||Peter Svidler||2751|
|Wesley So||2779||1-0||Veselin Topalov||2761|
|Anish Giri||2765||1/2-1/2||Viswanathan Anand||2770|
Replay the games of the round. [replay]
Thus, after the action-packed Round 6, the ranking is as follows:
It’s rest day today for the Sinquefield Cup 2016, so we just let GM Maurice Ashley do the recap and show us what happened in Round 5.
Sinquefield Cup 2016 Round 6 Match-Ups
|Levon Aronian||2792||--||M. Vachier-Lagrave||2819|
|Hikaru Nakamura||2791||--||Fabiano Caruana||2807|
|Ding Liren||2755||--||Peter Svidler||2751|
|Wesley So||2771||--||Veselin Topalov||2761|
|Anish Giri||2769||--||Viswanathan Anand||2770|
Sinquefield Cup 2016 Round 5 Results
|Anish Giri||2769||1/2-1/2||Levon Aronian||2784|
|Viswanathan Anand||2770||1/2-1/2||Wesley So||2771|
|Veselin Topalov||2761||1-0||Ding Liren||2755|
|Peter Svidler||2751||1/2-1/2||Hikaru Nakamura||2791|
|Fabiano Caruana||2807||1/2-1/2||M. Vachier-Lagrave||2819|
Replay all the Round 5 games [replay]
GM Maurice Ashley covers the highlights from yesterday’s Round 4 of the 2016 Sinquefield Cup, third leg of the Grand Chess Tour.
Round 5 coming up later in just a few hours.
Sinquefield Cup 2016 Round 5 Matchups
|Anish Giri||2769||--||Levon Aronian||2792|
|Viswanathan Anand||2770||--||Wesley So||2771|
|Veselin Topalov||2761||--||Ding Liren||2755|
|Peter Svidler||2751||--||Hikaru Nakamura||2791|
|Fabiano Caruana||2807||--||M. Vachier-Lagrave||2819|