FIDE World Chess Rapids/Blitz

FIDE World Chess Rapids/Blitz: 47 year old Ukraine GM Vassily Ivanchuk wins FIDE World Chess Rapid Championship..     World Champion GM Ivanchuk interviewed by Chess journalist Anastazia Karlovich She wants to talk Chess, He wants to talk Checkers……. http://fb.me/ReXhLeeh Rd15 Ivanchuk (2771) – Melkumyan (2736) 1-0 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3.… Continue reading

London Chess Classic 2016 / Round 9 / Final

All Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto.     FINALLY !  Topalov wins a game (the only win) in the last round.   “GCT London Chess Classic 2016”[Round “9”]White “Aronian, Levon (ARM)”Black “Topalov, Veselin (BUL)” 1. c4 g6 2. Nc3 c5 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 Nc6 5. Nf3 d6 6.… Continue reading

London Chess Classic 2016 / Round 8

All Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto.      Viswanathan Anand had the single decisive game today – at the expense of  Veselin Topalov.  Anand’s game may well have been an offshoot of his preparation in his last World Championship match with Magnus Carlsen.  Vishy’s twelfth move of b5 was a… Continue reading

London Chess Classic 2016 / Round 7

All Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto.       Hikaru Nakamura had the single victory this round against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.  Hikaru, playing White, was out for vengeance (perhaps) for his loss yesterday; he certainly played like it.   “GCT London Chess Classic 2016”Round “7”White “Nakamura, Hikaru (USA)”Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (FRA)”… Continue reading