World Chess Championship 2016 / Final / Carlsen Wins !

  All Images Are Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto.   Magnus Carlsen Wins Match    The match controls were as follows: The first player to reach 6.5 points is the winner, with a 6-6 tie decided by four 25 minute + 10 second/move rapid games. If still tied, up to five… Continue reading

WTM Dams/Press Conference Scheduled

  World Title Match Dams/Press Conference Scheduled:   The  World Cup  match between Jan Groenendijk and Roel Bakos  (start 3 december) rapidly approaching. For the first time since 1994 (Wiersma – Chizhov) is a Dutch rider involved in a match for the world title, and as a bonus equal but two, resulting in a… Continue reading

World Chess Championship Rd/12

  Is watching Paint Dry exciting ?   This D-R-A-W was an extremely bitter disappointment.     “Carlsen-Karjakin WC 2016”Round “12”White “Carlsen, Magnus (NOR)”Black “Karjakin, Sergey (RUS)” 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5… Continue reading

Mark Taimanov 1926-2016

Mark Taimanov, Hoogovens 1970 Born February 1926 – 28 November 2016 was one of the leading Soviet and Russian Chess players and Concert pianist. Taimanov became a grandmaster  in 1952 and in 1956 became the winner of the 23rd  USSR Championship..          Spassky-Taimanov  0-1 [Event “USSR Championship”][Site “Leningrad (RUS)”][Date “1956.??.??”][EventDate “1956.??.??”][Round “?”][Result “0-1”][White “Boris… Continue reading

World Chess Championship Rd/11

World Chess Championship Rd/11 For the 7th time of the Match the Ruy Lopez was Played. Sergey Karjakin played white and maintained control with a slight edge with the Knights removed, looking for more of a strategic than tactical play until Magnus plays 19…d5 which took time for Karjakin to recover… Continue reading

World Chess Championship Rd/10 – Carlsen Strikes Back !

    Things are looking up for Magnus Carlsen.  The World Champion struck back today with a grinding win via the Ruy Lopez – or Spanish Torture as it is sometimes referred to.  Sergey Karjakin was under pressure throughout and Magnus did not let up.  Bravo !  The match is… Continue reading

World Chess Championship Rd/9

The Images Below Are The Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto.              Another LONG “DRAWN” OUT GAME. – Again with Rooks and Bishops –     “Carlsen-Karjakin WCC 2016” [Round “9”] White “Karjakin, Sergey (RUS)” Black “Carlsen, Magnus (NOR)” 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5… Continue reading