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Inside the intense, sometimes quirky chess rivalry between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana

October 12, 2018 3:28 PM
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ST. LOUIS -- Three hours into the most intense match of the 2018 Sinquefield Cup between chess world champion Magnus Carlsen and world No. 2 Fabiano Caruana, something strange happened.

Carlsen, who looked as though he was cruising to a victory over the American, put on his jacket, glared at the board and then his opponent, and walked to the confession booth -- a small room where players record videos that are played live for the fans. The 27-year-old looked directly at the camera ...

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