Sinquefield Cup - MVL wins

by ChessBase
8/26/2021 – After a quick draw against Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the 2021 Sinquefield Cup, securing clear first place after his closest rivals were unable to catch him in the ninth and final round. MVL is the first two-time clear winner of the event, having also taken first place in the 2017 edition. For his efforts, Vachier-Lagrave earns $90,000 in prize money, as well as a bonus $50,000 for finishing second in the overall Grand Chess Tour. | Photo: Crystal Fuller

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Round 9

The tournament is a 10-player single round robin with a time control of 90 minutes for 40 moves and 30 minutes for the rest of the game, plus 30-second increments from move 1.

  • Rounds 1-5 - August 17-21
  • Rest day - August 22
  • Rounds 6-9 - August 23-26

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