US Champs 3-4: Magnus trolls as Fabi misses win
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US Champs 3-4: Magnus trolls as Fabi misses win

“When your winless streak matches your age” tweeted Magnus Carlsen after 26-year-old Fabiano Caruana missed a clear win against Leinier Dominguez, making it a 26th classical game in a row without a win. But for that miss we would have had the big three of Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So and Fabi all in the lead, but instead Dominguez takes Fabi's place. They’re joined by Jeffery Xiong, the hero of Round 3 after defeating defending champion Sam Shankland. Jennifer Yu leads the women with a perfect 4/4, making her the last player in with a chance of winning the $64,000 Bobby Fischer prize.




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  • Reports Feb 3, 2014 | 3:00 PM 0

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  • Reports Feb 1, 2014 | 8:00 AM 0

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  • Reports Jan 31, 2014 | 2:00 PM 0

    Zurich, Rd 1: All eyes on Magnus

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  • Reports Jan 30, 2014 | 4:19 PM 0

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  • Reports Jan 27, 2014 | 10:00 AM 0

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  • Reports Jan 24, 2014 | 12:00 PM 0

    Tata Steel Rd 9: All over bar the shouting

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  • Reports Jan 22, 2014 | 12:00 PM 0

    Tata Steel Rd 8: Whitewash in Wijk

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  • Reports Jan 21, 2014 | 3:13 PM 0

    Tata Steel Rds 6 and 7: Aronian unstoppable

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  • General Jan 21, 2014 | 10:45 AM 0

    Anand to fight to regain his crown

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  • Reports Jan 18, 2014 | 9:00 AM 0

    Tata Steel Rd 5: Fireworks in Wijk aan Zee

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