Caruana makes history in 2014 Sinquefield Cup
So far, 6 rounds have been played in 2014 Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis (USA). In case you´ve been hiding under a rock the last week just 2 quick notes: this tournament is the strongest in chess history (XXII category with average rating of the players being 2802!!!). Second note: Caruana is absolutely on fire so far, winning each and every game through the first 6 rounds. Certainly this performance will be remembered for decades and people are already running out of adjectives to describe this astonishing performance. How about these numbers for the Italian: 3596 performance, +30 ELO points, and remember, in the strongest chess tournament ever. Just like that. One of his most impressive wins came against none other than Carlsen. It was a crazy tactical game, with Magnus going right for the attack sacrificing a bishop on f7. But Fabiano kept cool and won an amazing battle:
On the same round all games were decisive and pretty impressive, not something usual at this top level. Tons of fighting chess, chances for both, tactics here and there; what else could chess fans hope for?
Caruan was unstoppable also with black pieces. Nakamura had an equal position in the white side of a Slav but Fabiano showed a great understanding of positional chess and eventually got the full point against Hikaru.
An amazng tournament so far, let us see what the rest of the rounds have for us. You can follow the live coverage here at chess.com (you´ll be seeing the banner everywhere) or at chess24.com.
Thanks for watching and have a nice day!