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On Chess: Eight Super Grandmasters Have Fun Skewering Each Other

It is a question commonly posed to Grandmasters -- business-suit wearing giants with perennially furrowed brows, constantly wrinkled above troubled looks of genuine stress -- can you still have fun?

There were several surprisingly light moments between the kings of chess this past Monday afternoon, as part of a bonus event that came on the heels of the 2014 Sinquefield Cup. The strongest tournament in history had brought six of the world’s top-10 to the Central West End: Reigning World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen, World No. 2 Levon Aronian, No. 3 Fabiano Caruana, No. 5 Hikaru Nakamura, No. 8 Veselin Topalov and No. 9 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. After the tournament wrapped up over the weekend, the group stayed in town for an exhibition called “Ultimate Moves.”

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