The tournament kicked off on August 24 and will continue for another two days, concluding on September 1. Participating players are the top 10 chess players from around the world. Leading the main event is the Iranian-French Grand Master, Alireza Firouzja with 18 points, while the Rapid segment is dominated by the French Grand Master, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave with 11 points. And finally the Blitz segment is unapologetically being overwhelmed by Grand Master, Hikaru Nakamura of the United States.
The first prize of the tournament is $40,000. Also the top three players will be additionally rewarded with $175,000_ the division being $100,000 for top scorer, $50,000 for the second place and finally $25,000 for the player coming in third.
Former World Champion, Magnus Carlsen did not appear in the tournament but is expected to join the Sinquefield Cup commencing on September 1.