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Lenderman Dances Home with $6,600 and His 3rd U.S. Open Title

Okay, perhaps it’s by now passé to bring up GM Aleksandr Lenderman’s unbridled 2009 victory dance (ranking alongside Elaine’s famous Seinfeld gyrations) at the Copper State International, celebrating his third GM norm. But this Sunday night in Norfolk, Virginia, Lenderman did have another reason to cut loose, as he took clear first ahead of nearly 400 others at the U.S. Open.

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Fabiano Caruana reenacting his 2014 Sinquefield Cup victory pose. Photo: Lennart Ootes

Who Will Prevail at the 2017 Sinquefield Cup?

The Sinquefield Cup, the strongest tournament in the country, begins tomorrow. This year’s field features the return of World Champion Magnus Carlsen to the Grand Chess Tour, 7 players from the world’s top 10, and a 2788 average rating.

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