3rd Sinquefield Cup / Round 7

Levon Aronian Two BIG Game Changers !! – going into the penultimate round of this tournament. The game Nakamura versus Aronian was a strange one.  White appeared to lose several/many tempi with move choices earlier, especially his light colored Bishop.  Hikaru was slowly but surely losing ground when in the following… Continue reading

3rd Sinquefield Cup / Round 6 / Nakamura ! ! ! ! ! / Wow ! ! ! ! !

By National Life Master Loal Davis Hikaru Nakamura Nakamura blew So out of the water – multiple times and rocketed himself into a three way tie for second place.  It wasn’t just that he won, but the way he won – and won – and WON ! Wesley So  … Continue reading

3rd Sinquefield Cup / Round 5

Fabiano Caruana   Two important victories in the fifth round of the Sinquefield Cup that could well be “game changers” in the final standings.  Fabiano Caruana knocked Topalov out of first place and Carlsen beat So to land in a tie for first place with Aronian. In the first diagram… Continue reading

3rd Sinquefield Cup / Round 4

Levon Aronian Aronian propelled himself into a tie for first with the sole victory today.  It was far from perfect, but it showed that Levon is not only fearless, but knows when to sacrifice material to demonstrate a localized material superiority – Quite a spirited game.  Black (Aronian) To Play… Continue reading

3rd Sinquefield Cup / Round 3

Magnus Carlsen There were two decisive games this round.  Carlsen versus Vachier-Lagrave and So versus Grischuk.  Both of these White victories appear to be greatly influenced by the clock.  Be that as it may, Carlsen is now in a three way tie for second; Topalov is still in the lead.  … Continue reading

14th World Xiangqi Championship

    World Xiangqi Federation (WXF), the German Xiangqi Association (DXB) will organize the 14th World Xiangqi Championship in Munich, Germany on 21-27 August 2015. Tournament Date: Aug. 21st – Aug. 27th, 2015 Tournament Venue: University of Applied Languages (SDI) Address: Baierbrunner Strasse 28, D-81379 Munich, Germany     Rd2… Continue reading

3rd Sinquefield Cup / Round 2

Veselin Topolov The former World Champion has two out of two – superb fighting chess and deservedly in the lead.  He has now taken out two big guns; Magnus Carlsen in the first round and Hikaru Nakamura in the second.  In this round, Veselin was clearly winning, but Nakamura put… Continue reading

3rd Sinquefield Cup Line-up/Ratings & Rnd 1

by National Life Master Loal Davis These are the parings for the first round. Notice the parings versus the top 12 rated players from the current Live Ratings. The ONLY two swaps/deviations from the top 10 in the Live Ratings list (above) and the 3rd Sinquefield Cup line-up are: Ding… Continue reading

2015 Sinquefield Cup/ rd 1 pairings

  The 2015 Sinquefield Cup  August 22nd and September 3rd, 2015. STARTS @ 1300 CDT http://grandchesstour.com/2015-sinquefield-cup-live   Pairings Round 1 Anish Giri – Alexander Grischuk Wesley So – Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Levon Aronian – Fabiano Caruana Magnus Carlsen – Veselin Topalov Hikaru Nakamura – Viswanathan Anand   Continue reading