Seven consecutive victories against the world's top-ten players came to a close on Thursday -- and it took a draw with the World Champion to end the run. GM Fabiano Caruana has clinched the Sinquefield Cup's $100,000 first-place prize.
Italian GM Fabiano Caruana continued his winning ways on Wednesday, defeating French GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave for the second time in the 2014 Sinquefield Cup. With three rounds remaining, Caruana needs only a half-point to clinch first.
GM Fabiano Caruana is playing a tournament of his own, leaving the rest of the 2014 Sinquefield Cup field in a fight for second place. On Tuesday, he earned his second win over GM Veselin Topalov and his sixth straight.
GM Fabiano Caruana has won each of his first four games of the 2014 Sinquefield Cup -- including against the World's No. 1 and No. 2 players -- and now enjoys a comfortable lead over the strongest-ever field.
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.