The biggest chess event in the United States will fittingly be hosted in the chess capital of the nation. The Sinquefield Cup, which is the third leg of the Grand Chess Tour, will take place Aug. 2-12 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. The top chess players in the world will compete for $300,000 in prize money, tour points and the coveted title of the 2017 Sinquefield Cup Champion. As was the case last year, the Sinquefield Cup will be the first classical event of the tour, meaning that the time controls will be longer. A special treat for the fans will be the presence of Magnus Carlsen, the No. 1 chess player in the world. He was unable to complete in the tour last year and participated in only the first two events in Europe. Unsurprisingly, the world chess champion is leading the tour with 25 points, seven points ahead of …

Source: GameKnot online chess news