Magnus Carlsen, Photo Lennart Ootes

Who Is Magnus Carlsen?

We all know of Magnus Carlsen the hyper-confident chess player, World Champion, and highest ranked player in history, but who is he beyond competitive chess?

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Fabiano Caruana, Photo Lennart Ootes

Who Is Fabiano Caruana?

We all know of Fabiano Caruana as the confident yet mild-mannered elite chess player, the 3rd highest ranked player in history, and 2014 Sinquefield Cup sensation, but who is he beyond chess?

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US Olympiad Team

The Olympiad: Who Are the Top Rivals to the U.S. Team?

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.

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Photo: Austin Fuller

Can You Calculate Like the 2018 Sinquefield Cup Co-champions?

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.

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Photo: Lennart Ootes

Halftime at the 2018 Sinquefield Cup

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.

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