Cup Chronicle

2017 Cup Chronicle Issue 4

The hard-fought game between Magnus Carlsen and Maxime Vachier- Lagrave produced the sole leader of the tournament for the rst time. Far from perfect, the game was a rollercoaster ride which started as advantageous for Carlsen, but several mistakes later ended in Vachier- Lagrave’s favor.

2017 Cup Chronicle Issue 1

Day one of the rst classical event of the Grand Chess Tour was full of ghting chess and decisive results. Even with slower time controls, it is clear that the players came to play. Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Sergey Karjakin started the tournament off well as they defeated their opponents in a ne manner...

2017 Cup Chronicle Issue 2

Just as in round one, the second round of the Sinquefield Cup saw three decisive results however the road to these results was significantly different. The first result came from Ian Nepomniachtchi and Wesley So; the Russian misplayed the opening and saw his position fall apart quickly after. Peter Svidler versus Viswanathan Anand and Hikaru Nakamura versus Maxime Vachier-Lagrave were quite uneventful draws. The game that had everyone’s attention was the battle between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin. The World Champion came out on top after outplaying his opponent in true Carlsen-esque fashion. Fabiano Caruana and Levon Aronian played a 110 move marathon game, with the American finally converting the winning advantage.