USCL Week One

 USCL WEEK ONE {OPENING DAY} Tuesday, August 27th 1. Miami Sharks vs Carolina Cobras 7:30 PM EST 2. Dallas Destiny vs St. Louis Arch Bishops 8:00 PM EST 3. Seattle Sluggers vs Arizona Scorpions 9:00 PM EST 4. San Francisco Mechanics vs Los Angeles Vibe 9:15 PM EST Wednesday, August… Continue reading

FIDE World Cup 2013 / Second Round

The second round of the FIDE World Cup featured a nice/messy/thrilling/what’s going on KING’S GAMBIT between two players in excess of 2600.  Aleksandr Shimanov (2655) playing White initiated the gambit and the U.S. Champion Gata Kamsky (2741) picked up the gauntlet.  Usually when the King’s Gambit is accepted the odds… Continue reading

The FIDE World Cup in Tromso

The FIDE World Cup in Tromso Norway(August 11-September 5) with 128 players from around the world including nine Americans … Hikaru Nakmuara , Ray Robson ,  Alexander  Onischuk  goes 1-0 Gata Kamsky {US CHAMP} draws as did  Alejandro Ramirez,  Christiansen,Kaidanov, Holt, Shabalov goes  0-1    Rd1 WGM Cori T., Deysi (2434) – GM Nakamura, Hikaru… Continue reading