Super-Grandmaster Tactics at the Sinquefield Cup
Levon Aronian currently leads the Sinquefield Cup by a full point!
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Here's a look at some of the tactical combinations from the exciting first round of the tournament, which had the rare result of all decisive games between these top-level grandmasters.
Suggestion: Set up each position on a real board and come up with a guess. Then, click through the solution and compare your answer to the Grandmaster's moves. Let us know how many you answered correctly in the comment section!
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