This is the 6th round game between Fabiano Caruana and Veselin Topalov from the 2nd Sinquefield Cup chess tournament of 2014. Topalov enters the Sicilian Taimanov against the perfect 5 for 5 Caruana who has yet again out prepared his 6th round opponent with Topalov being the first to blink, or “have a think” on move 13. Caruana enters a line where despite Topalov’s uncastled king, black remains with a stronger pawn presence in the center. Moreover, Topalov limits Caruana’s queen to very few options via a kingside pawn storm that both grabs space with tempo and threatens to induce permanent kingside weaknesses against Caruana’s king. The tournament was held in the United States – Saint Louis, Missouri at the Saint Louis Chess Club & Scholastic Center (Home of the World Chess Hall of Fame). This tournament’s 6 competitors (Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Veselin Topalov and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave) have an average rating of nearly 2802, making it the strongest tournament in chess history.
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