Caruana Keeps Lead in Dramatic Draw Against Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen vs. Fabiano Caruana, Photo Lennart Ootes

In a much anticipated World Championship prelude, Fabiano Caruana found himself in trouble against Magnus Carlsen in round seven of the Sinquefield Cup. The World Champion played brilliantly on the White side of a Petrov to earn a huge advantage in a queenless middlegame.

This prompted the most memorable visit to the Confessional booth I’ve ever seen, as Magnus sent a clear but wordless message.

Fabiano fought with maximum resistance to hold the draw.

A frustrated Magnus Carlsen admitted in his post game interview that his popular visit to the confessional booth may have backfired.

IM Eric Rosen took over our twitter feed, and captured some striking moments in addition to the unforgettable confession. Eric will be back @USChess for round 9 on Monday.

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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