COMPETE IN ST. LOUIS
The six top ranked chess players in the world
are competing in the Sinquefield Cup
world championship here in St. Louis.
The two week tournament will decide
top world rankings for the "game of kings."
Chess players from around the world
have traveled to St. Louis this month
to attend this championship . . . not to play,
but just to watch these Grand Masters compete.
Friday's most advertised match
featured reigning World Chess Champion,
Magnus Carlsen (Norway) -- seated at left --
who is currently the #1 ranked player in the world . . .
playing Fabiano Caruana (Italy) -- at right --
the #3 player in the world.
Carlsen (23) has the youth and coolness
of a young Bobby Fisher,
and is attracting many youngsters
to hang out at the St. Louis Chess Club
in the central west end.