IMSA ELITE MIND GAMES/DRAUGHTS

  IMSA ELITE MIND GAMES/DRAUGHTS World Champion Alexander Georgiev takes the GOLD in the Rapid Open  Rd2 White Move 19. 42×11 01. 32-28 17-2202. 28×17 12×2103. 35-30 20-2504. 33-29 21-2605. 39-33 18-2206. 31-27 22×3107. 36×27 15-2008. 44-39 10-1509. 40-35 05-1010. 45-40 07-1211. 50-45 01-0712. 41-36 19-2413. 30×19 13×2414. 38-32 12-1815.… Continue reading

IMSA Elite Mind Games

The 1st IMSA Elite Mind Games (IEMG) is being held from February 25 to March 3 at New Century Hotel Huaian, China. IEMG is featuring five mind sports as official disciplines – go, chess, bridge, draughts, and xiangqi. In Go, 30 top players around the world will be competing for… Continue reading

Liubo

 For more than 2000 years, Eastern and Western speculations on the history of Go (“Wei Qi”) in China have engendered many errors. The following is a brief sampling of the most common that have been taken from my longer essay, “Speculations on the Origins of Go” and its other appendices… Continue reading

Zurich Chess Challenge Blitz 2016

by National Life Master Loal Davis Anand & Nakamura   Anand and Nakamura tied for first in the Classical portion of the recent Zurich tournament.  Hikaru won the Blitz portion.  This was played before the Classical portion and was used not to necessarily score, but to determine who would have… Continue reading

Zurich Chess Challenge Classic 2016 / Rounds 5 Final

by National Life Master Loal Davis   Viswanathan Anand   Anand wins the Zurich Chess Challenge Classic for 2016 –  Congratulations ! Nakamura caught up with him in the final round and the two tied for first – Congratulations Again !   Hikaru Nakamura had the only decisive game in the… Continue reading

Zurich Chess Challenge Classic 2016 / Rounds 3 & 4

  All games from Round 3 were drawn.  There were two decisive games from Round 4.   Krmanik played a strategic masterpiece and had Giri tied in knots. On the 34th move Kramnik executed a breakthrough and the game was effectively over.  (Left Diagram) The Berlin Wall crumbled right over… Continue reading

Zurich Chess Challenge Classic 2016 / Round 2

Hikaru Nakamura   Nakamura versus Shirov: – Click On Any Diagram To Step Through The Game. Diag 1 (Top Row Left) – Black, on the receiving end of an Advance French plays for a Terrific Knight versus a Terrible Bishop. Diag 2 (Top Row Middle) – White, in desperation, tries for… Continue reading

Zurich Chess Challenge Classic 2016 / Round 1

by National Life Master Loal Davis   Viswanathan Anand   This first round of the Zurich Chess Challenge 2016 featured a crush by former World Champion Anand.  Aronian was virtually unrecognizable – at least to me.  I’m more than willing to admit that there is more to this game than meets… Continue reading