World No. 1 and reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) introduced his withdrawal from the Sinquefield Cup—the final stage of the Grand Chess Tour, being held in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA—earlier than the fourth spherical of this event. He had misplaced to Hans Niemann (USA) within the earlier spherical.

Within the fourth spherical, Carlsen’s opponent was to be Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan), who was awarded a win.

Levon Aronian, the previous chief of the Armenian males’s nationwide chess workforce who now represents the USA, performed a draw with Leinier Dominguez (USA) and is penultimate, with 1.5 factors, within the present standings.

Hans Niemann, who has three factors, tops these standings. 

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