Caruana wins American Cup

Fabiano Caruana beat Dominguez and Aronian to win the American Cup and $60,000, showing good shape in his last classical chess tournament before the Candidates Tournament. The American Cup was a new event that was played at the Saint Louis Chess Club as K.o.-matches between the eight top US players with a second chance after losing once in an “elimination bracket”. It doesn’t seem to replace the US Championship that is expected to be held in autumn.