Cup Chronicle

2019 Cup Chronicle Issue 9

The tension is rising, as two players have separated themselves from the pack of leaders. Ding Liren defeated his immediate rival Fabiano  Caruana  in  a  well  played  game  and  was  joined  on  top  of  the  leaderboard  by  Ian  Nepomniachtchi,  who  won  against  Wesley  So with the black pieces

2019 Cup Chronicle Issue 8

After an exciting round 8, there is now a five-way tie for first place in the Sinquefield Cup. Sergey Karjakin and Ian Nepomniachtchi joined the leaders with wins over Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Levon Aronian respectively, while the rest of the leaders drew their games.

2019 Cup Chronicle Issue 3

Round 3 of the Sinquefield Cup saw all six draws again, which was enough for Viswanathan Anand to remain on top of the leaderboard. While Anand had no trouble drawing with the black pieces, Karjakin, on the other hand, had to fight for his half a point, essentially defending for over 80 moves.