Italian GM Fabiano Caruana has now defeated the World's Nos. 8 and 9 players in the first two rounds of the 2014 Sinquefield Cup. The wins have pushed Caruana's rating to its highest ever, and his rank to world second-best.
World No. 8 GM Veselin Topalov only saw frustration against No. 3 GM Fabiano Caruana. The American-born Italian notched the first win of the 2014 Sinquefield Cup, elevating his rating to best-ever status.
The 2014 Sinquefield Cup will be the highest-rated tournament in the history of chess, bringing six of the world’s top-nine Grandmasters together at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.
GM Kayden Troff has won the 2014 U.S. Junior Closed Championship in clear first with an impressive 7/9 score, grabbing the national championship for players under 21 by finishing 1.5 points ahead of the field.
The 2014 U.S. Junior Closed Championship has been decisive in its theme, with victories claimed on four of five boards in each of the tournament’s last four rounds -- and today seems like another good day for a fight.
Although its a round-robin, the leaders have begun to collide in the late rounds of the U21 national championship, as several pairings through the tournament’s homestretch are proving favorable toward the Swiss theme.
The 2014 national championship for players under 21, which began Friday at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, kicked off with several shocker upsets and has since proven extremely decisive -- with only four draws through 15 games.