Biel Grandmaster Tournament 2018 / Round 9

by National Life Master Loal Davis   Shakhriyar Mamedyarov   Mamedyarov Wins ! ! !   Yes – the Biel Grandmaster Tournament 2018 is/was won by Shakhriyar Mamedyarov with a round to spare.  There was only ONE decisive game in the ninth round and that one by Mamedyarov against – none other… Continue reading

Biel Grandmaster Tournament 2018 / Round 8

All Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto   All games were drawn this round.  That still leaves Mamedyarov in first place by a full point with two rounds to go.     [Event “Biel Grandmaster Tournament 2018”] [Site “?”] [Date “2018.07.30”] [Round “8”] [White “Navara, David”] [Black “Georgiadis, Nico”] [Result “1/2-1/2”]… Continue reading

Biel Grandmaster Tournament 2018 / Round 6

  Shakhriyar Mamedyarov   Two decisive games today.  Mamedyarov won the Black side of a Najdorf Sicilian against Nico Georgiadis and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the Black side of a Symmetrical English against Peter Svidler.  Both of these wins were very well played and hard fought by all participants.  Magnus Carlsen drew on… Continue reading

Biel Grandmaster Tournament 2018 / Round 5

by National Life Master Loal Davis   Maxime Vachier-Lagrave   All games in Round 4 were drawn.  In Round 5 Vachier-Lagrave executed a fine ending with consummate pressure against Nico Georgiadis.  There were some commentators (during play) that said that the game was a “theoretical draw”.  I don’t see how someone… Continue reading

Biel Grandmaster Tournament 2018 / Round 3

  Shakhriyar Mamedyarov   [Event “Biel Grandmaster Tournament 2018”] [Site “?”] [Date “2018.07.24”] [Round “3”] [White “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar “] [Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”] [Result “1-0”] [PlyCount “63”] [EventDate “2018.07.23”] [SourceDate “2018.07.24”] 1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. e3 Nf6 5. d4 e4 6. Ne5 g6 7. g4… Continue reading

Biel Grandmaster Tournament 2018 / Round 2

by National Life Master Loal Davis   Peter Svidler   There were two decisive games in the second round of the Biel Grandmaster Tournament 2018.  One by Peter Svidler and the other by Magnus Carlsen.  Both games were tough/tough fights; very nice to see.  This still puts Carlsen in the lead… Continue reading

Biel Grandmaster Tournament 2018 / Round 1

by National Life Master Loal Davis   Magnus Carlsen   The Accentus GM tournament of this year’s Biel International Chess Festival is a 6-player double round-robin tournament taking place from 22 July to 1 August 2018 in Biel, Switzerland featuring the reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave,… Continue reading

The 34th U.S. Go Congress

For thirty three years, the U.S. Go Congress—the biggest, most exciting event of the year for American Go—has provided unique and memorable opportunities for go players to improve their game, make new friends, and learn from some of the best players in the world.    The 34th  U.S. Go Congress… Continue reading