The Sinquefield Cup is the third leg of Grand Chess Tour 2016. Two former world champions, Viswanathan Anand and Veselin Topalov, are participants in this event, although we’re missing the skill sets of another former world champion, Vladimir Kramnik, and the current world champion and number 1 player, Magnus Carlsen, whose currently busy preparing for defending his title come November.
In round 2 of the tournament, we saw some action — so much so, that 3 out of the 5 games were actually decisive:
Sinquefield Cup 2016 Round 2 Results
|Levon Aronian||2784||1-0||Peter Svidler||2751|
|Fabiano Caruana||2807||1/2-1/2||Veselin Topalov||2761|
|Hikaru Nakamura||2791||1-0||Anish Giri||2769|
|Ding Liren||2755||1/2-1/2||Wesley So||2771|
|M. Vachier-Lagrave||2819||0-1||Viswanathan Anand||2770|
Crosstable and standings after 2 rounds are as follows:
Photo credit: Grand Chess Tour.