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.
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.
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.