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Sinquefield Cup Tournament

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Magnus Carlsen5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Viswanathan Anand5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Levon Aronian5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Sergey Karjakin5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Peter Svidler4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[games]
Fabiano Caruana4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Hikaru Nakamura3.5/9(+0 -2 =7)[games]
Wesley So3/9(+1 -4 =4)[games]
Ian Nepomniachtchi3/9(+1 -4 =4)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Sinquefield Cup (2017)

The 5th Sinquefield Cup, played 2-11 August in Saint Louis, Missouri USA, featured ten of the strongest chess players in the world. Nine tour regulars were joined by wildcard Peter Svidler. Over the course of nine rounds, the competitors battled for $300,000 in prize money, points toward the Grand Chess Tour title (this was their 3rd event this year), and the coveted title of 2017 Sinquefield Cup Champion. (1) Tournament director: Tony D Rich. Players received 100 minutes for 40 moves, 60 more minutes for the rest of the game, and a 30-second delay from move 1. Rounds started at 1 pm. (2) Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won with 6/9 and took home $75,000 plus 13 Grand Chess Tour points (GP):

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 GP 1 Vachier-Lagrave 2789 * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 6 13 =2 Carlsen 2822 0 * ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 5½ 9 =2 Anand 2783 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 5½ 9 =4 Aronian 2799 ½ 0 ½ * ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 5 6½ =4 Karjakin 2773 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 5 6½ 6 Svidler 2751 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * 1 ½ ½ ½ 4½ 5 7 Caruana 2807 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½ 4 4 8 Nakamura 2792 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 0 3½ 3 =9 So 2810 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * 1 3 1½ =9 Nepomniachtchi 2751 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 * 3 1½

Category: XXII (2788). Chief arbiter: Tracey Vibbert. (2)

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Caruana vs Carlsen ½-½432017Sinquefield CupC78 Ruy Lopez
2. Aronian vs Nepomniachtchi 1-0292017Sinquefield CupA34 English, Symmetrical
3. Anand vs Nakamura ½-½302017Sinquefield CupC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
4. Vachier-Lagrave vs So 1-0432017Sinquefield CupC50 Giuoco Piano
5. Karjakin vs Svidler 1-0392017Sinquefield CupC53 Giuoco Piano
6. Svidler vs Anand  ½-½312017Sinquefield CupD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
7. Aronian vs Caruana 0-11102017Sinquefield CupD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
8. Carlsen vs Karjakin 1-0422017Sinquefield CupA07 King's Indian Attack
9. Nakamura vs Vachier-Lagrave ½-½332017Sinquefield CupB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. Nepomniachtchi vs So 0-1392017Sinquefield CupA10 English
11. So vs Nakamura ½-½692017Sinquefield CupC50 Giuoco Piano
12. Caruana vs Nepomniachtchi ½-½382017Sinquefield CupA07 King's Indian Attack
13. Vachier-Lagrave vs Svidler ½-½432017Sinquefield CupC78 Ruy Lopez
14. Karjakin vs Aronian  ½-½232017Sinquefield CupC53 Giuoco Piano
15. Anand vs Carlsen ½-½662017Sinquefield CupC78 Ruy Lopez
16. Caruana vs Karjakin ½-½312017Sinquefield CupC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
17. Svidler vs So ½-½292017Sinquefield CupC53 Giuoco Piano
18. Nepomniachtchi vs Nakamura 1-0332017Sinquefield CupD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. Aronian vs Anand ½-½272017Sinquefield CupA35 English, Symmetrical
20. Carlsen vs Vachier-Lagrave 0-1712017Sinquefield CupA34 English, Symmetrical
21. Nakamura vs Svidler  ½-½532017Sinquefield CupC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. Anand vs Caruana 1-0292017Sinquefield CupA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
23. Karjakin vs Nepomniachtchi ½-½602017Sinquefield CupB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
24. Vachier-Lagrave vs Aronian ½-½452017Sinquefield CupC50 Giuoco Piano
25. So vs Carlsen 0-1292017Sinquefield CupC45 Scotch Game
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Aug-14-17  rogge: He's "eccentric, but harmless". You won't believe who wrote that first :)
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  tpstar: Congratulations to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave who earned his smart academic education and then won the 2017 Sinquefield Cup thanks to his smart academic education. That was smart.

Time to write some letters!

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  chancho: Caruana won Sinquefield in style several years ago,and word on the street was that Carlsen's days as champ were numbered and what happened Psyche!

Maxime is playing outstanding, yes, but can he be this good in the candidates and the championship match vs Carlsen?

Hmmm... psyche!

Aug-14-17  Appaz: <chancho> Oh, this had nohing to do with Caruana or MVL. It's just another obscure candid attack by <tipsy>, caused by his lack of detection of satire and salted with his infantile "threats" of "I know who you are".
Aug-14-17  Dr Winston OBoogie: <Appaz: <chancho> Oh, this had nohing to do with Caruana or MVL. It's just another obscure candid attack by <tipsy>, caused by his lack of detection of satire and salted with his infantile "threats" of "I know who you are".>

<Wesley So and his career were not helped by posting Tipsy Star songs about drinking urine.>

Yeah. His career has been downhill from there!

Aug-14-17  rogge: "Threatening" to write letters is indeed "eccentric, but harmless", he he :)
Aug-14-17  Dr Winston OBoogie: Rogge.. And last seen on the rogoff page screaming


Aug-14-17  rogge: Ha ha , I actually watched that episode earlier today :)
Aug-14-17  Appaz: There are probably no members on involved in as many different controversies as <tipsy>, but typical for such characters - they have no clue about the reason for this. There are always somebody else to blame.
Aug-14-17  tuttifrutty: <you're the @#$%*@!.>

I agree...Wisdom is the most important thing mankind should possess but tease-star has none of it....Maybe someday...just maybe...

Aug-14-17  john barleycorn: <chancho: Caruana won Sinquefield in style several years ago ...>

that is really a phenomenon.
After an outstanding tournament win the winner (not Carlsen) is promoted to the challenger status. Every number 2 in rating is regarded a challenger. Problem is that almost all of the top10 have been a number 2 at a certain time.

Despite what the rainbow posters write we have minimum of 9 challengers.

The next WCC is going to be hold as a simul.

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  perfidious: Caruana was anointed number one after that smashing win in this event several years ago--his ascent to that spot was regarded as a fait accompli, same as entering this event, a faction proclaimed the end of Carlsen's run at the top a done deal, as So might even overtake him in this version of the Sinquefield.

Still waiting, a few years on, for Caruana's 'inevitable' takeover; will So have to also stew in the juices of his admirers before staking his post at the summit of Mt Olympus?

Aug-15-17  tuttifrutty: <<tuttifrutty: <you're the @#$%*@!.> I agree...Wisdom is the most important thing mankind should possess but tease-star has none of it....Maybe someday...just maybe...>>

<Accidental comedy. He's the only bloke who asks the missus "Does my bum look big in this?".>

Haha...was that the day his bum went psycho?

Aug-15-17  Dr Winston OBoogie: <Haha...was that the day his bum went psycho?

LMAO 😂 😂 😂

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  tpstar: Go Wesley!
Aug-15-17  Nina Myers: <tpstar: Go Wesley!> Sinquefield Cup 2018!
Aug-16-17  tuttifrutty: Go Wesley!> Sinquefield Cup 2015!- Dead last

Go Wesley!> Sinquefield Cup 2016! Winner

Go Wesley!> Sinquefield Cup 2017! Dead Last

<Go Wesley!> Sinquefield Cup 2018!__________

Test your IQ... What will the answer be? Can anyone tell me???

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  tpstar: <Sinquefield Cup 2018> I hope Wesley recovers from jet lag by then!
Aug-16-17  bubuli55: < << Aug-14-17 Appaz: There are probably no members on involved in as many different controversies as <tipsy> >>

< tipsy > you know the saying. You run into an asshol in the morning, you ran into an asshoe. You run into asholes all day, you're the @#$%*@!. >>>

First deletion in over 5K kibs.

Well, I guess I'll have to be more careful with my words.

Aug-16-17  zanzibar: <<Sally>

It took some convincing before they accepted <me was me>.


I am I, might have to put this in the memorable quote forum.

Aug-17-17  SugarDom: Condolence for the dismal, lackluster and so-so performance.

Where's Madam Myers?

Oct-10-17  posoo: W O Z L EY

wat hapened to WUZLINGTON?

Where are da sicufunts!?

I LIKE to hear u now.

LOL wozley bloked me from his page a while ago sumon tell him WATS UP from da old posoo!

Oct-11-17  wordfunph: A player of true world championship caliber does not go from the top to the very bottom in just a blink of a chess eye. That is more like a sign of severe mental and psychological imbalance.
Oct-11-17  Petrosianic: <wordfunph: A player of true world championship caliber does not go from the top to the very bottom in just a blink of a chess eye.>

Nobody's done that. You're fudging your facts by labeling the 2780's as "the very bottom", when of course it isn't. Also, he was never at "the top", so that's a second fudge.

Oct-12-17  MadFaqirOfSwat: From tuttifrutty's post maybe it has reference to the last three Sinquefeld cup's results: last-first-last
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