Caruana Captures Clear Lead in Cup, Faces Carlsen Next

Fabiano Caruana, Photo Lennart Ootes

World Championship challenger Fabiano Caruana was the first person to take the clear lead at the Sinquefield Cup today with a win over Sergey Karjakin. Karjakin was in a difficult position when 27…f6 caused immediate catastrophe after 28. Rd1!

On “Sinquefield” Saturday at 2  PM ET, Caruana faces Magnus Carlsen in a much anticipated prelude to their World Championship match.

Furthering the drama, a win for Fabiano would move him over Magnus to the #1 player in the World.

IM Eric Rosen will be taking over the US Chess twitter again on Saturday for round seven-join the conversation by mentioning @USChess or using the hashtag #SinquefieldCup or #GrandChessTour.

Follow along with commentary by Yasser Seirawan, Jennifer Shahade, and Maurice Ashley on the Official Grand Chess Tour WebsiteThe Sinquefield Cup runs from August 18-28 with rounds everyday at 1 P.M. CST. 

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