2014 Sinquefield Cup: Round #10

2014 Sinquefield Cup
August 27th – September 7th, 2014 (St. Louis, USA)
Round #10 – Saturday, 6 September 2014
1 Aronian, L
ARM
½-½
Caruana, F
ITA
2 Topalov, V
BUL
½-½
Carlsen, M
NOR
3 Nakamura, H
USA
½-½
Vachier-Lagrave, M
FRA
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Caruana wins 2014 Sinquefield Cup!

Caruana wins 2014 Sinquefield Cup!

Fabiano Caruana, 2014 Sinquefield Cup champion!

For several rounds, the tournament winner was not in doubt as Fabiano Caruana started with a streak of consecutive seven wins. The last round was anti-climatic as none of the games were the kind of fighting chess we had seen. In fact Chris Bird quipped that there were 29 fighting games (out of 30) which brought laughter and strange looks from Veselin Topalov. His game with Magnus Carlsen was the shortest at 19 moves. Nevertheless, it was a fantastic tournament. Next year will be a larger format, possibly eight players, but that was not been announced. Carlsen has already vowed to return in order to reclaim his honor.

There were a few light moments during the final press conference.

There were a few light moments during the final press conference.

The Carlsen team would soon make a decision on Carlsen-Anand.

The Carlsen team would soon make a decision on Carlsen-Anand.
Photos by Daaim Shabazz.

Standings after Round 10

1st: Fabiano Caruana, 8.5; 2nd: Magnus Carlsen, 5.5; 3rd: Veselin Topalov, 5; 4th-5th: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Levon Aronian, 4; 6th: Hikaru Nakamura, 3.

Daaim Shabazz

Dr. Daaim Shabazz is the creator and webmaster of The Chess Drum. He serves as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds an MBA in Marketing and a doctorate in International Affairs & Development. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

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