Caruana defeated So in rapid chess playoff to advance to GCT London

The 2018 Sinquefield Cup chess tournament took place from August 18-27, 2018

Caruana, Fabiano - So, Wesley 1-0
Sinquefield Cup 2018 - Playoff game 2

1 d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 d5 6. Nf3 dxc4 7. O-O Nc6 8. Qa4 Nd5 9. Qc2 Be7 10. Rd1 Bd7 11. e4 Ncb4 12. Qd2 Nb6 13. Ne5 Nc6 14. Nxc6 Bxc6 15. Qc2 f5 16. a4 fxe4 17. Bxe4 Bxe4 18. Qxe4 Qd7 19. d5 exd5 20. Nxd5 Nxd5 21. Rxd5 Qc6 22. Rd4 Bc5 23. Qxc6 bxc6 24. Rxc4 Bxf2+ 25. Kg2 c5 26. Ra2 Bd4 27. b4 Rad8 28. bxc5 c6 29. Bf4 Rfe8 30. Rd2 Bf6 31. Rd6 Rc8 32. h4 h5 33. Kf3 Re1 34. Re4 Ra1 35. Rd7 Ra3+ 36. Kg2 a5 37. Bd6 Kh7 38. Ra7 Bc3 39. Kh3 Ra2 40. Rc4 Bb4 41. Rf4 Bc3 42. Re7 Rd8 43. Re6 Rd7 44. Rf5 g6 45. Rf3 Bd4 46. Re4 Bg7 47. Rfe3 Rb7 48. Re2 Rxe2 49. Rxe2 Bd4 50. Re4 Rb4 51. Rf4 Bg1 52. Rf1 Bd4 53. Rf7+ Kg8 54. Rc7 Rxa4 55. Rxc6 Kf7 56. Ra6 Ke6 57. Bf4+ Kd5 58. c6 Rc4 59. c7 a4 60. Ra8 Bb2 61. c8=Q Rxc8 62. Rxc8 1-0

So, Wesley - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½
Sinquefield Cup 2018 - Playoff game 1

1 d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 Nc6 6. Qa4 Bb4+ 7. Bd2 Nd5 8. Bxb4 Nxb4 9. O-O Rb8 10. Na3 O-O 11. Qb5 b6 12. Qxc4 Ba6 13. Nb5 Qe8 14. Rfc1 Nd5 15. Qxc6 Qxc6 16. Rxc6 Bxb5 17. Rc2 Rfc8 18. Rac1 c5 19. dxc5 Nb4 20. Rd2 Nxa2 21. Ra1 Nb4 22. Rxa7 Nc6 23. Ra1 bxc5 24. e3 h6 25. Bf1 Bxf1 26. Kxf1 Rb5 27. Rc1 Kf8 28. Rdc2 Nb4 29. Nd4 Nxc2 30. Nxb5 Rb8 31. Na3 Nxa3 32. bxa3 Rb3 33. Rxc5 Rxa3 ½-½

The Sinquefield Cup sees Magnus Carlsen and 9 more of the world's best chess players compete in the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis from 18-27 August 2018.

The event is the penultimate leg of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour, with the tour regulars joined by wild card World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen.

In addition to tour points, the chess prize fund is $300,000, with $75,000 for 1st place. Chess players receive 100 minutes for 40 chess moves then 60 minutes for the rest of the chess game, with a 30-second delay from move 1.

A tie for first place will be decided in a 2-game Rapid chess mini-match (10 min + 5 sec delay), only between the top two, and if necessary an Armageddon chess game (5 vs. 4) on 28 August at 13:00 local time.

UTC
Round 1 Aug 18, 2018 18:00
Round 2 Aug 19, 2018 18:00
Round 3 Aug 20, 2018 18:00
Round 4 Aug 21, 2018 18:00
Round 5 Aug 22, 2018 18:00
Round 6 Aug 24, 2018 18:00
Round 7 Aug 25, 2018 18:00
Round 8 Aug 26, 2018 18:00
Round 9 Aug 27, 2018 18:00

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