The Zurich Chess Challenge Round 2

The Zurich Chess Challenge Round 2 Nakamura’s bold play wins 2 points .. and makes tomarrow’s game, oh so much more interesting.. Viswanathan Anand – Hikaru Nakamura: 0 : 1 Magnus Carlsen – Levon Aronian: ½ : ½  Boris Gelfand – Fabiano Caruana: ½:½   Rank Name Points Elo 1 Carlsen, Magnus 3… Continue reading

The Zurich Chess Challenge

The Zurich Chess Challenge Round 1 Magnus Carlsen 1-0 Boris Gelfand Levon Aronian 1-0 Viswanathan Anand Hikaru Nakamura 1/2 Fabiano Caruana  Maria Emelianova Magnus happy to win and the “call the shots..” Rd 1 Carlsen (2872) – Gelfand (2777) Official site  Games                … Continue reading

The Zurich Chess Challenge

  The Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 will be the highest rated tournament in chess history, featuring a 6-player field topped by World Champion Magnus Carlsen. It takes place in Zurich’s Hotel Savoy at the initiative of Oleg Skvortsov and the Zurich Chess Club. The Classical tournament is an all-play-all event… Continue reading

2014 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival

The 2014  Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival is the 12th edition of the annual tournament in Gibraltar, held in the Caleta Hotel. Three Sections  MASTERS (OPEN),CHALLENGER A/B, AMATEUR A/B ..                Challenger A [U2250] RD 1 Rowe, Duane(2218)-Perdomo Araujo,Angel Eduardo(2018) 0-1   Games …                      … Continue reading


 World chess champion Magnus Carlsen took just nine moves to checkmate Bill Gates…  Carlsen was challenged to a game on a talk show hosted by Norwegian  Fredrik Skavlan. The time was 30 seconds for Magnus and 2 minutes for Bill you can see the video here  (NRK) Continue reading

Tata Steel 2014 / Grandmaster A / Round 9

by National Life Master Loal Davis Levon Aronian Aronian vs Karjakin featured some superb endgame play by White.This impressive game deserves study – and admiration. Click on the Diagram to step through the Annotated Game.   Naiditsch has been playing offbeat openings throughout this tourney.  Well – maybe that’s OK,… Continue reading