The gold-medalist U.S. Team is returning to the Olympiad as the Defending Champions with the same line-up: Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So, Hikaru Nakamura, Sam Shankland, and Ray Robson. Actually, in many ways, the team is greatly improved due to its members recent achievements, such as Caruana earning the right to challenge for the World Championship and Shankland winning the U.S. Championship and crossing 2700 for the first time.
Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, and Levon Aronian, the winners of the first three Sinquefield Cups in 2013, 2014, and 2015 respectively, have tied for the 2018 title.
Let’s take a look at the critical moments of tactics, intuition, and endgame determination that led to their victories.
Despite the high drawing percentage thus far (80%), many hard-fought, fascinating games have been played.
Test your tactical, positional, and endgame skills with puzzles from key moments from the first half of the tournament.
Who has the best chances of winning beyond Carlsen and Caruana?
The final day of the blitz was a tug-o-war for the lead between Hikaru Nakamura and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.
The thrilling STL Rapid & Blitz is beginning again at the Saint Louis Chess Club this weekend. Let’s take a look at the competitors.
Test out your calculation skills with puzzles from the U.S. Junior Championships. How do your skills compare to America’s top prodigies?
At the halfway point, two clear leaders have emerged at the U.S. Juniors Championships, Carissa Yip and Advait Patel.
This year’s U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship has a myriad of new faces – half the players are brand new to the championship.
This year’s U.S. Junior Championship is incredibly strong, consisting of a field where half the players are grandmasters. Who will prove to be the top American prodigy?
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