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Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen - 2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014

This is the 8th round game between the #2 ranked chess player in the world, Fabiano Caruana, and the #1 ranked chess player in the world and current world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, from the 2nd Sinquefield Cup chess tournament of 2014. Fabiano Caruana went into this 8th round with a perfect 7/7 score and looked to leave an even greater footprint on the chess world with an eighth consecutive win. The game sees Carlsen choosing the Sicilian Accelerated Dragon, and Caruana entering the Maróczy Bind variation with 5. c4. The early moments draw much of our attention to the queenside, where Carlsen runs his a-pawn deep to induce some queenside weaknesses in Caruana's camp. However after Caruana's 17th move, a great focus would then shift to the kingside, where Caruana and Carlsen's kings reside. The tournament was held in the United States - Saint Louis, Missouri at the Saint Louis Chess Club & Scholastic Center (Home of the World Chess Hall of Fame). This tournament's 6 competitors (Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Veselin Topalov and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave) have an average rating of nearly 2802, making it the strongest tournament in chess history.

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  • 2 months ago

    Juxtranspose

    Caruana!

  • 3 months ago

    ARISTOKRAT-2192

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  • 3 months ago

    chessrook1234

    why did the top 2 russians not come??

    1   Carlsen Norway
    2864.2
    −5.8 show statistics
    2855.0
     
    2948.0
     
    23
    2 1 Caruana Italy
    2835.9
    +34.9 show statistics
    2858.0
     
    2695.0
     
    22
    3 1 Aronian Armenia
    2793.3
    −10.7 show statistics
    2813.0
     
    2850.0
     
    31
    4   Grischuk Russia
    2789.0
    0.0  
    2828.0
     
    2777.0
     
    30
    5 1 Topalov Bulgaria
    2787.4
    +3.4 show statistics
    2772.0
     
    2641.0
     
    39
    6 1 Anand India
    2785.0
    0.0  
    2809.0
     
    2811.0
     
    44
    7   Karjakin Russia
    2777.0
    0.0  
    2806.0
     
    2732.0
     
    24
    8 1 Nakamura United-States
    2764.7
    −17.3 show statistics
    2800.0
     
    2906.0
     
    26
    9   Vachier-Lagr France
    2763.5
    −4.5 show statistics
    2728.0
     
    2776.0
     
    23
    10 2 Mamedyarov Azerbaijan
    2760.4
    +4.4 show statistics
    2739.0
     
    2824.0
     
    29
    11 1 Kramnik Russia
    2760.0
    0.0  
    2773.0
     
    2757.0
     
    39
  • 3 months ago

    chessrook1234

    Magnus is now too old ;-)) yougsters will take over the chess world..Caruana is almost 2 years younger tha magnus

  • 3 months ago

    AleSGCHESS

    What a fight!!! and many more to come!!! Magnus finally has someone to fight with!

  • 3 months ago

    jitu143

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  • 3 months ago

    D_Ostwald

    Again, a nice analysis and commentary.  Thanks so much for sharing.

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