Cup Chronicle

2019 Cup Chronicle Issue 1

The 2019 Sinquefield Cup was off to a slow start with only one decisive result, a definite change of pace after the action-packed Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz. Seven of the twelve players were returning to action after a short break from the rapid and blitz event and were pleased with the peaceful result to start off the tournament. The only victor of the round was former World Champion Viswanathan Anand, who was on the receiving end of some luck. Anand had already accepted that the long endgame grind would end in a draw, when an unexpected blunder gave him the full point. “I’ll take it", was the former World Champion’s response to the question about his feelings towards such wins. After the round, he was greeted by a large crowd and generously spent some time signing autographs.


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