Space Advantage: Caruana Opens Up Two-Point Lead in Sinquefield Cup

GM Fabiano Caruana has won each of his first four games of the 2014 Sinquefield Cup -- including against the World's No. 1 and No. 2 players -- and now enjoys a comfortable lead over the strongest-ever field.

Caruana Commanding, Scalps World Champ to Stay Perfect

GM Fabiano, currently the World's No. 2 by live rating, took down the World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen in Saint Louis, MO on Friday to stay perfect through three rounds.

Caruana Stays Perfect After Two Rounds of Sinquefield Cup

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Italian GM Fabiano Caruana has now defeated the World's Nos. 8 and 9 players in the first two rounds of the 2014 Sinquefield Cup. The wins have pushed Caruana's rating to its highest ever, and his rank to world second-best.

Caruana Reaches Peak, Knocks Down Topalov in First Round

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World No. 8 GM Veselin Topalov only saw frustration against No. 3 GM Fabiano Caruana. The American-born Italian notched the first win of the 2014 Sinquefield Cup, elevating his rating to best-ever status.

2014 Sinquefield Cup Will Be Strongest Chess Tournament in History

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The 2014 Sinquefield Cup will be the highest-rated tournament in the history of chess, bringing six of the world’s top-nine Grandmasters together at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.

Late Surge Earns Troff Junior Closed Championship

GM Kayden Troff has won the 2014 U.S. Junior Closed Championship in clear first with an impressive 7/9 score, grabbing the national championship for players under 21 by finishing 1.5 points ahead of the field.

Pivotal Matchups Await 2014 U.S. Junior Closed Finale

The 2014 U.S. Junior Closed Championship has been decisive in its theme, with victories claimed on four of five boards in each of the tournament’s last four rounds -- and today seems like another good day for a fight.

Troff on Top; Lone Grandmaster Upends Tourney Leaders

Grandmaster Kayden Troff has taken control of the 2014 U.S. Junior Closed Championship with back-to-back wins over the tournament leaders.

Xiong, Troff Matchup Looms Large in Round 7

Although its a round-robin, the leaders have begun to collide in the late rounds of the U21 national championship, as several pairings through the tournament’s homestretch are proving favorable toward the Swiss theme.

Upsets Shuffle Standings at Junior Closed Halfway Point

In a topsy-turvy Tuesday, the players at the bottom of the standings managed to gain some ground at the 2014 U.S. Junior Closed Championship.