Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Takes Sinquefield Cup

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The Sinquefield Cup ended with a thrilling victory by Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. This paved the way to a clear victory for the Frenchman, as his main rivals Levon Aronian and Vishy Anand could not catch up.

Vishy Anand could only draw with Wesley So with Black, all but eliminating his chances for the Cup. Magnus Carlsen won a precise game against Levon Aronian, ending the Armenian’s dreams of becoming the first repeat victor of the Cup, and leaving The World Champion a half point behind Maxime.

Carlsen’s clash with MVL earlier in the tournament turned out to be fateful.

Congratulations all over the World poured in for the popular “MVL.”

Find more on the Grand Chess Tour website, including the Cup Chronicle. Also find archives of full shows in English and Spanish on the STL Chess Club YouTube channel. Next up in Saint Louis: The Rapids and Blitz (August 14-19), featuring the anticipated return of Garry Kasparov.

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