2023 Sinquefield Cup: Round 2 | #GrandChessTour

Live from the World Chess Hall of Fame, the 10th Sinquefield Cup is the final of five legs of the Grand Chess Tour. Eight of the Tour players are joined by two wildcards (pairings below) for a classical round robin. Join GMs Peter Svidler & Yasser Seirawan, & IM Jovanka Houska for the move-by-move.


ROUND 2 | 40 Moves in 90 Min. Incr. 30 Sec. / / 30 Min. Incr. 30 Sec.
Fabiano Caruana (0.5) vs.
Levon Aronian (0.5)
Alireza Firouzja (0.5) vs. Anish Giri (0.5)
Wesley So
(0.5) vs. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (0.5)
Jan-Krzysztof Duda (0.5) vs. Richard Rapport (0.5)
postponed due to Duda illness
Ian Nepomniachtchi (0.5) vs. Leinier Dominguez (0.5)


  1. The techs responsible for all the various hangs on Peter's demonstration board throughout the tourney should be fired. Peter handles it with grace and humor as always, but it's disgraceful to saddle such a distinguished Grandmaster with shoddy software like this.

  2. I watched this live in disbelief that Svidler was wearing an earing.
    Like I couldn't even hear the commentary – I could only look at his earing.

  3. Nic (J Bruce Feynman Niccolo P. Bentulan) says:

    Hans & Sergey Karjakin:

    A – Sergey did Hans cheat?

    B – Sergey what do you think of the upcoming 9LX tournament in Iceland 2022Oct?

    C – Please it's killing me!!!! Do you support Wesley?

    On 2022Sep07, I asked the above to Sergey Karjakin. A few minutes later, Sergey replied :

    A – I have no ideas:). Magnus played bad and Hans played well.

    B – I like Fischer chess and it is pity that we don’t have many tournaments on it.

    C – Wesley is a hero:).

    Why'd Sergey Karjakin, side w/ 3 Americans (Wesley So, Bobby Fischer, Hans Niemann) over fellow European Magnus?

  4. Nic (J Bruce Feynman Niccolo P. Bentulan) says:

    2nd: In 2021-2023, I've been called a fake account for these 4:

    1-Sergey Karjakin

    2-Wesley So

    3-Bobby Fischer's ghost

    4-Hans Niemann (or Terry Oved)

    What do these 4 rivals/enemies of Magnus have in common?

    You can't really say 'Russian-or-American' since only 1's Russian.

    They're Jewish-or-American! You can really say this since 3 are Jews.

    More info:



    American Bobby Fischer's successor American Wesley So on American Lex Fridman's podcast.




    Pablo Mercado: So what is your advice to the Filipino chess players?

    Bobby Fischer: My advice is to give up chess and take up Fischer Random.

    – 2004Oct11, 15 years before Wesley So became the inaugural WFRCC in CLASSICAL time controls.



  5. After a long day at work, just what I was looking forward to to relax and unwind. And if Yasser is doing the commentary, that's only an added bonus.

  6. Debater of Everything Presenter of Nothing says:

    Great tournament. Is it possible to allow offline download for future videos?

  7. Love the broadcast. I learn so much from these. Kudos from NY.

  8. Insane that both Levion and Leinier managed to hold

  9. swvidler is the best, ive learn more than reading books. his explanation is insanely good

  10. The tournament venue is cold and non-artistic! It needs some spicy decoration!

  11. i do not understand why the analysis board that you show 80 % of the time is more important than watching the players at work. if you don't understand what i mean then imagine watching a basket ball game and as a commentator i will only show you the theory of basket ball on a board instead. you will be furious and think i am stupid because you want to watch the players ,the game. same thing here. even a child can understand what i say and agree…. so do not pretend you do'nt understand

  12. Svidler is on fire; the analysis and explanation of those last two endings was really good. ✅

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