The Game of Kings

April 27, 2016

It’s your move…

The stage was set; the mood was tense; and all eyes were on Fabiano Caruana of the United States and Sergey Karjakin of Ukraine. After 20 years, would a player from the United States take the Candidates Tournament and head back to the World Chess Championship? It all boiled down to one play — the sacrifice of a rook — and it was all over for Fabiano. The United States would have to wait another year for a chance at the World Chess Championship.

Sergey Karjakin of Ukraine will be moving on to play Magnus Carlsen (last year’s World Chess Champion) in November. We’ll have to wait and see who will say, “Checkmate!”