Sinquefield Cup 2015, After 6 Rounds

Sinquefield Cup 2015, After 6 Rounds

Aug 29, 2015, 7:16 PM |

Sinquefield Cup 2015 reminds me St. Petersburg 1914. Not that I was alive in 1914 (-_-) Alekhine, Capablanca, Lasker, Marshall, Nimzowitsch, Rubinstein... One can learn a lot about chess just from studying only that tournament. Well, Sinquefield 2015 is the modern version of it. Almost all giants of this era are there. It would be more perfect (っ˘ڡ˘ς) if Karjakin, Kramnik, Gelfand and my wild card Kasparov were there too. 

Endgames with eagle precision, all in mating attacks, awesome drawing tricks, early "g5"s... Boards are on fire with Fighting Spirit's pyrokinetic abilities.

This post is not about trying to analyse just 2 crazy positions from 2 randomish games of the tournament. This one is for fun and for remembering a few stunning moments.

(PGNs via TWIC)

Round 6 is played today. 3 rounds to go but I can definitely say this is the best tourney I've ever seen. Just for we watch more games, I want to see a playoff (preferably between Nakamura and Aronian).

16 of 30 games were decisive results. Even some draws were amazing:

Draws are that much fun man! If someone told me that, I would automatically ignore it.

The tourney increased my troll spirit a little bit. For Carlsen-So game, when they reached the time control, Carlsen went eating something (fortune cookie: "c3!" was on the paper) That would be funny if it weren't so sad. (─‿‿─) And for So-Nakamura game, cameraman was so focussed on shooting Nakamura close-up, Bullet King must have sensed that there is a killing blow in the position. (─‿‿─) Ok Ok This is the same joker who accused Morphy of using Stockfish via time travel methods unknown to us, for now.


I hope we will see more brilliancies like:


 I believe, I should drink that magical water. No guys, I don't think your adblock will hide that photograph. 







Next tourney at this caliber will be in hmm 1914-2015 (~_^) 2116. Uh! 2116 doesn't exist on Windows' calendar (just up to 2099, does that mean... whatever...). Nope, Grand Chess Tour continues in London on December 3rd.

Bye bye for now \ (•◡•) /