World Teams Championship

 World Teams  Championship takes place 26 November – 5 December in Antalya, Turkey. It’s a single round robin among ten teams…   The FIDE World Team Championship is held every two years.. Qualification criteria: the previous event’s World Chess Team Champion; the three highest-placed teams in the FIDE Olympiad prior… Continue reading

World Championship 2013 / Game 10 – Draw / Final

by National Life Master Loal Davis   Magnus Carlsen did it!  This draw clinched the match and the title; World Champion. Congratulations to both players for finishing this match with some fighting games. The Diagram (below) shows that Anand was striving for a last minute victory.  He has trapped Carlsen’s Knight… Continue reading

World Championship 2013 / Game 9 – Carlsen !

by National Life Master Loal Davis  Magnus Carlsen Wow ! !  What A Game ! Magnus wins as Black. I was rooting for Anand; still am, but my disappointment has not been with him but with the selection by both players to avoid fighting chess.  This game was a glorious… Continue reading

World Championship 2013 / Game 8 – Draw

by National Life Master Loal Davis   Another draw.   Anand and team may have thought that utilizing the defense that Carlsen has been using against a King Pawn opening would be a nice psychological ploy, but the object for the current (and most likely temporary) World Champion is to… Continue reading

World Championship 2013 / Game 7 – Draw

by National Life Master Loal Davis A Draw – and with all due respect a spineless one at that. I have seen Anand’s attempts on the White side of the Spanish Game (Ruy Lopez) recently, including the Tal Memorial, and I for one am not impressed, especially with the closed… Continue reading

World Championship 2013 / Game 6 – Carlsen Again !

by National Life Master Loal Davis Unless there is a drastic change in the tide, this match is over. Magnus Carlsen has just won his second game in a row. More accurately, Anand inexplicably lost it.  The game featured a solid opening (both sides),  uninspiring (boring) middle game (with a… Continue reading

World Championship 2013 / Game 5 – Carlsen !

by National Life Master Loal Davis Magnus Carlsen  First win today with Magnus playing White and in the driver’s seat. Carlsen squeezed blood from a stone; Anand’s play was disappointing. Black had many/several opportunities for full equality with good fighting potential.  Going passive against Magnus is asking for trouble; he… Continue reading