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Sinquefield Cup 2018 and Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz competition 2018

The Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz competition 2018 was held in Saint Louis (USA), 10th-16th August. Prize fund - $150 000. Rapid - August 11th-13th. Blitz - August 14th-15th 2018. Rapid (25 minutes + delay 10 seconds per move; two points for a win, one point for a draw) and Blitz (5 minutes + delay 3 seconds per move; 1, 1/2, 0).

Total score, Rapid+Blitz: 1. Hikaru Nakamura - 22.5 out of 36 scores, 2. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - 21.5, 3. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov - 21, 4. Fabiano Caruana - 20, 5. Levon Aronian - 18, 6. Sergey Karjakin - 17, 7. Lenier Dominguez - 16, 8. Alexander Grischuk - 15.5, 9 Wesley So - 15, 10. Viswanathan Anand - 13.5.

Blitz, Day 2. Final standings Blitz: 1. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - 13.5 out of 18, 2. Hikaru Nakamura - 10.5, 3. Alexander Grischuk - 9.5, 4-6. Levon Aronian, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Fabiano Caruana - 9, 7. Sergey Karjakin - 8, 8. Viswanathan Anand - 7.5, 9-10. Wesley So, Lenier Dominguez - 7.

Blitz, Day 1. Vachier-Lagrave beat Anand, Dominguez, Mamedyarov, Karjakin and Caruana.
After Day 1: 1. Vachier-Lagrave 7 out of 9.

Final standings Rapid: 1-2. Hikaru Nakamura, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov - 12 out of 18, 3. Fabiano Caruana - 11, 4-6. Lenier Dominguez, Sergey Karjakin, Levon Aronian - 9, 7-8. Wesley So, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - 8, 9-10. Viswanathan Anand, Alexander Grischuk - 6,
Rapid, Day 2. Nakamura beat Vachier-Lagrave and Dominguez, drew with Karjakin. Mamedyarov beat Karjakin and Anand, drew with Dominguez. Caruana lost to Dominguez, drew with Anand and So.
Rapid Games, Day 3, Saint Louis Rapid 2018

Rapid, Day 2. Caruana drew with Nakamura, Vachier-Lagrave and Karjakin.
After Day 2: 1. Caruana 9 out of 12.
Rapid Games, Day 2, Saint Louis Rapid 2018

Rapid, Day 1. Caruana beat Grischuk, Aronian and Mamedyarov,
After Day 1: 1. Caruana 6 out of 6.
Rapid Games, Day 1, Saint Louis Rapid 2018

Fabiano Caruana, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Levon Aronian, Sergey Karjakin, Alexander Grischuk, Viswanathan Anand, Lenier Dominguez.
Games Saint Louis Rapid 2018 (45, pgn)

The Sinquefield Cup 2018 Grand Chess Tour chess tournament was held in Saint Louis (USA), 17th-28th August. Rest day - 23rd August. 10-player Round Robin. The prize money for the tournament is $300 000.
1-3. Levon Aronian, Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana - 5.5 out of 9 scores, 4. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov - 5, 5-7. Alexander Grischuk, Viswanathan Anand, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - 4.5, 8. Wesley So - 4, 9-10. Hikaru Nakamura, Sergey Karjakin - 3.
Grand Chess Tour 2018 after 4 tournaments: 1. Hikaru Nakamura 34.5 points, 2. Levon Aronian 34, 3. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 31, 4-5. Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So 26, 6. Sergey Karjakin 25.5, 7. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 25, 8. Alexander Grischuk 18, 9. Viswanathan Anand 15. 4 players will play in Final in London, so tiebreak: Caruana-So 1.5-0.5, therefore Caruana will play in the London Chess Classic together with Nakamura, Aronian and Vachier-Lagrave.

Round 9: Carlsen beat Nakamura, Aronian beat Grischuk.
Sinquefield Cup 2018. Round 9: Games

Round 8: All games ended in draws.
Sinquefield Cup 2018. Round 8: Games

Round 7: All games ended in draws.
Sinquefield Cup 2018. Round 7: Games

Round 6: Caruana beat Karjakin.
Sinquefield Cup 2018. Round 6: Games

Round 5: All games ended in draws.
Sinquefield Cup 2018. Round 5: Games

Round 4: Caruana beat Nakamura.
Sinquefield Cup 2018. Round 4: Games

Round 3: Nakamura lost to Grischuk,
Sinquefield Cup 2018. Round 3: Games

Round 2: Carlsen beat Karjakin, other games ended in draws.
Sinquefield Cup 2018. Round 2: Games

Round 1: Aronian beat Karjakin, Mamedyarov beat So.
Sinquefield Cup 2018. Round 1: Games

World Champion Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Levon Aronian, Sergey Karjakin, Alexander Grischuk, Viswanathan Anand.

Games SC 2018 (45, pgn)

The Sinquefield Cup 2018 and Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz 2018 are two of the five tournaments of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour (Leuven - Belgium 12-16 June, Paris - France 20-24 June, Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 10-16 August, Sinquefield Cup 17-28 August USA and GCT Finals London - UK December 2018).

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