Sinquefield 3: All quiet on the Midwestern front
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Sinquefield 3: All quiet on the Midwestern front

“I thought here we go again!” is how Magnus Carlsen described walking into a novelty from Fabiano Caruana, and although the US star still had some suffering ahead he secured yet another draw against the World Champion. There were draws everywhere else as well, despite Hikaru Nakamura spending 104 moves trying to break down Sergey Karjakin’s fortress. That makes it one win in 18 games at this year’s Sinquefield Cup, with Vishy Anand still the sole leader.

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