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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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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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(From left to right: Jason, Eric, Davis and Merric)

Learning from the Best: 44th U.S. Chess School

A thick coat of shouting filled the room as if mocking the earlier silence portrayed during an exhausting puzzle. “Knight wins queen!”, my partner reiterated as he joyfully slammed the clock, and even it seemed to laugh in joy as chess pieces went flying like boomerangs around the seemingly endless array of black and white squares.

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