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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    Paris GCT, Rapid Day 1: Anand & Caruana lead

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  • Reports Jul 25, 2019 | 10:57 AM 16

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  • Reports Jul 24, 2019 | 7:09 AM 1

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  • Reports Jul 23, 2019 | 9:05 AM 2

    Riga Grand Prix Final 1: Mamedyarov strikes first

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  • Reports Jul 22, 2019 | 9:30 AM 0

    Dominguez wins Dortmund despite late Nepo surge

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  • Reports Jul 20, 2019 | 11:19 AM 1

    Mamedyarov & MVL reach Riga Grand Prix final

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  • Reports Jul 19, 2019 | 9:02 AM 8

    Dortmund 2-4: Dominguez up to world no. 7

    Leinier Dominguez swept aside defending champion Ian Nepomniachtchi in just 25 moves to not only take the sole lead in Dortmund but climb above Nepo into the world no. 7 spot on the live rating list. Going into the final three ro...

  • Reports Jul 18, 2019 | 12:28 PM 0

    Riga Grand Prix QF TB: So beats Karjakin in thriller

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  • Reports Jul 17, 2019 | 11:44 AM 2

    Riga Grand Prix QF: MVL with the win!

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  • Reports Jul 15, 2019 | 9:39 AM 1

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