Sinquefield Cup video highlights, part 1

by ChessBase
8/30/2018 – One of the chief draws of any Grand Chess Tour event is the extensive and high-quality coverage on the Saint Louis Chess Club YouTube Channel. The Sinquefield Cup was no exception. Here we've pulled out a number of the interviews and bonus material you may have missed over the past 10 days. Break out the popcorn and kick back!

Master Class Vol.8: Magnus Carlsen Master Class Vol.8: Magnus Carlsen

Scarcely any world champion has managed to captivate chess lovers to the extent Carlsen has. The enormously talented Norwegian hasn't been systematically trained within the structures of a major chess-playing nation such as Russia, the Ukraine or China.


Bonus material and interviews

Below you can browse a number of embedded clips or link directly to others. All content is from the Saint Louis Chess Club's extensive and expanding channel on YouTube, indexed here for convenient review.

Autograph signing

Caruana: "I think the last few months I've generally won tournaments in which Magnus is playing".

Carlsen: "I didn't mean to trash talk. I meant to just state something factual".

The transition from rapid to classical chess

So: "In blitz and rapid after a tough loss it's much easier to come back."

Round 1

Confessional visit from Anand, and interviews with House of Staunton and the Houston Rockets.

Confessional Booth visits

Viswanathan Anand discusses moves 14-21


Move the pieces on the live diagram!

14...Rc8 15.Rc1 h6 16.b4 Re8 17.Bd3 Bxf3 18.Qxf3 Ne5 19.Qe2 Rxc1 20.Rxc1 Nxd3 21.Qxd3 d4

Cristian Chirila

The Count’s Corner with GM Cristian Chirila discussing the game Mamedyarov vs So


Games of Round 1


Round 1 recap and ChessBase round-up show

Round 2


Grischuk discusses his games against Caruana and Mamedyarov

Games of Round 2


Round 2 recap and ChessBase round-up show

Round 3

    Carlsen during Round 3


    Wesley So revealed he wasn't feeling well in the first two rounds, but righted the ship in the third round.

    Carlsen had difficulty sleeping after his marathon second-round game. The players of the only decisive game on the day, Grischuk and Nakamura, did not make an appearance after their game went over six and a half hours.

    Games of Round 3


    Round 3 recap and ChessBase round-up show

    Continued in part 2...


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