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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A “Behind the Scenes” Guide to Brilliant Attacks — Review: Attacking Chess for Club Players

Most of us of have seen Mikhail Tal’s daring yet inaccurate sacrifices blow his opponents off the board. We’ve seen Fischer’s “Sac, sac, mate!” to tame the once fire-breathing Sicilian Dragon. We’ve seen the mind-boggling calculation abilities of Garry Kasparov in his attacking brilliancies. Yet, when it comes to our own games, attacking play can be a different story. What brilliant attackers seem to do effortlessly can be unimaginable to most chessplayers.

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