Carlsen grinds out a win at Sinquefield chess on a semi day off for others

The 2018 Sinquefield Cup chess tournament will take place from August 18-27, 2018

Round 2 results
Anand, Viswanathan Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½
Carlsen, Magnus Karjakin, Sergey 1-0
Caruana, Fabiano Aronian, Levon ½-½
Grischuk, Alexander Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½
So, Wesley Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½

Round 1 results
Aronian, Levon Karjakin, Sergey 1-0
Caruana, Fabiano Grischuk, Alexander ½-½
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar So, Wesley 1-0
Nakamura, Hikaru Anand, Viswanathan ½-½
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime Carlsen, Magnus ½-½

Standings after 2 rounds

The Sinquefield Chess Cup sees Magnus Carlsen and 9 more of the world's best chess players compete in the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis from 18-27 August 2018.

The event is the penultimate leg of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour, with the tour regulars joined by wild card Magnus Carlsen.

In addition to tour points, the chess prize fund is $300,000, with $75,000 for 1st place. Chess players receive 100 minutes for 40 chess moves then 60 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second delay from move 1.

A tie for first place will be decided in a 2-game Rapid mini chess match (10 min + 5 sec delay), only between the top two, and if necessary an Armageddon chess game (5 vs. 4) on 28 August at 13:00 local time.

UTC
Round 1 Aug 18, 2018 18:00
Round 2 Aug 19, 2018 18:00
Round 3 Aug 20, 2018 18:00
Round 4 Aug 21, 2018 18:00
Round 5 Aug 22, 2018 18:00
Round 6 Aug 24, 2018 18:00
Round 7 Aug 25, 2018 18:00
Round 8 Aug 26, 2018 18:00
Round 9 Aug 27, 2018 18:00

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