Sinquefield Cup, 1: Aronian & Mamedyarov lead
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Sinquefield Cup, 1: Aronian & Mamedyarov lead

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is up to world no. 2 after smoothly outplaying Wesley So on the first day of the 2018 Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis. Levon Aronian achieved the lesser goal of re-entering the Top 10, admitting his poor year so far was behind a decision to “try something new” and open 1.e4! It worked to perfection, as he slowly toppled Sergey Karjakin’s Berlin Wall. We nearly had a third winner, but in over six hours of play Fabiano Caruana couldn’t quite break down Alexander Grischuk’s defences. The remaining games were drawn.




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