Interview with GM Chuchelov – Caruana’s Coach

Interview with GM Chuchelov – Caruana’s Coach ChessBase conducts an exclusive interview with the World’s strongest chess trainer. GM Vladimir Chuchelov has coached top players such as Van Wely, Radjabov, Giri, and is currently seconding Fabiano Caruana in the Sinquefield Cup. Read on to discover the insights into Caruana’s preparation to the strongest tournament in history. Interview by Alisa Melekhina. Background and Start of Coaching Career Grandmaster Vladimir Chuchelov was born in Moscow, Russia in 1969. Upon getting involved with chess, his permanent trainer became Abram...

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Sinquefield Cup ends on a quiet note after all the excitement

Sinquefield Cup ends on a quiet note after all the excitement Fabiano Caruana finished the Sinquefield Cup with 8.5/10 after a quiet draw with Levon Aronian in the final round. With his seven wins in a row and missed chances in rounds 8 and 9 he could only spoil things with a final loss and he duely ended his tournament with a draw offer on move 30, the earliest he could according to the rules of the competition. It’s very tiring to maintain such a run and Caruana showed fatigue towards the end and seemed to be glad to finish the event undefeated. Kasparov pointed out that after his...

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Sinquefield 09

Sinquefield 09: Lucky Breaks Two players in this tournament have had difficulties holding acceptable positions and converting advantageous ones. However today finally both of these players received a little “break” and managed to draw their lost games. Aronian entered a complicated rook endgame against Carlsen, but White misplayed it and allowed a Vancura defense. Nakamura held on by the skin of his teeth For the first time in this event all games finished in a draw, but the way to get there varied greatly between each game. You could argue that two of the players received a gift...

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Sinquefield 08

Sinquefield 08: Streak stopped, Event clinched. Caruana’s streak has been stopped by Carlsen, though barely. The Norwegian was lucky to survive the position against the tournament leader…. well, the tournament winner now that mathematically it is impossible for anyone to catch up to him despite there being two more rounds! Aronian forgave MVL’s mistakes while Topalov was ruthless in a Berlin endgame against the local legend. ###pgn### [Event “2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014”] [Site “Saint Louis”] [Date “2014.09.04”] [Round...

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Sinquefield – Wednesday Sept.3 – Round 7 – Caruana hatból hat St. Louisban

The 2014 Sinquefield Cup, already claiming a page of history as the strongest-rated tournament ever, may now be remembered for a different mark in time altogether. On Tuesday afternoon at the host venue Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, GM Fabiano Caruana earned his second win over GM Veselin Topalov with a stunning piece sacrifice, bringing the Italian’s record to a perfect 6-0. Caruana’s opening to the U.S. super-tournament has now equaled the longest starting win streak in an elite tournament in the modern era, established by former World Champion GM Anatoly Karpov in...

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Sinquefield 06

2014 Sinquefield Cup This super-GM double round robin tournament is being played from August 27th to September 7th. It is billed as the strongest tournament in the history of chess. The players – Magnus Carlsen (Norway), Levon Aronian (Armenia), Fabiano Caruana (Italy), Hikaru Nakamura (USA), Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) – are the world’s number 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 and 9, the average rating is 2802, making this the first ever Category XXIII tournament! The prize fund is US $315,000 in total, with the winner getting $100,000, the runner up $75,00, and the...

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