World Chess Championship 2018 / Tie-Breaks / Final – Carlsen Wins !

by National Life Master Loal Davis     Magnu Carlsen won the tie-breaks for the 2018 World Chess Championship by winning two rapid games 25+10 and the first of two 5+3 games; the last 5+3 game was not played.   Twenty-Five / Ten [Event “World Chess Championship 2018”] [Site “?”] [Date “2018.11.28”] [Round… Continue reading

World Chess Championship 2018 / Game 12 – Draw

by National Life Master Loal Davis   Draw All Twelve Match Games Drawn   One Comment/Chat After The Game RIP classical chess   No – I don’t believe it.  This is the same nonsense that was spewed after the 1927 Match between Capablanca and Alekhine.  Chess was “doomed” because of… Continue reading

World Chess Championship 2018 / Game 11 – Draw

by National Life Master Loal Davis   ARE YOU KIDDING ME ? ? ?   From The Chat Room Too bad both players cannot lose.   For those who might be interested, the position above is after White’s 27th move.  They actually played this out to move 55  and in the… Continue reading

World Chess Championship 2018 / Game 10 – Draw

by National Life Master Loal Davis   Game #10 Was A Draw   Some Chats During Game #10   Magnus and Fabiano now hold the record for the longest streak of draws seen at the start of a World Championship match. You mean at the end of a World  Championship… Continue reading

World Chess Championship 2018 / Game 9 – Draw

by National Life Master Loal Davis   From YouTube Live Coverage Of Game #9 GM Alexander Grischuk (top) – GM Anish Giri (lower left) – GM Peter Svidler (lower right)   [Event “World Chess Championship 2018”] [Site “?”] [Date “2018.11.21”] [Round “9”] [White “Carlsen, Magnus (NOR)”] [Black “Caruana, Fabiano (USA)”]… Continue reading

World Chess Championship 2018 / Game 8 – Draw

by National Life Master Loal Davis All Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto   Draw ?!   Well – A “World’s Record” was set today in the eighth game of the 2018 World Chess Championship.  Never has there been a series of eight draws to start off a World Championship match. … Continue reading

World Chess Championship 2018 / Game 7 – Draw

by National Life Master Loal Davis   A Screen Shot from the live coverage on YouTube with Grandmaster Peter Svidler (lower right), International Master Sopiko Guramishvili (lower left) and Grandmaster Alexander Grischuk (upper right).   Seven Draws – And – Counting There has NEVER been more than Seven Draws at the… Continue reading

World Chess Championship 2018 / Game 6 – Draw

by National Life Master Loal Davis   Draw   Petrosian vs Spassky 1966 started with 5 draws. Karpov vs Korchnoi 1978 started with 7 draws. Gelfand vs Anand 2012 started with 6 draws. Carlsen vs Karjakin 2016 started with 7 draws.   At least this game was long and got… Continue reading

World Chess Championship 2018 / Game 5 – Draw

by National Life Master Loal Davis   DRAW   A Wing Gambit to the Sicilian.  But – Almost immediately BOTH players start to “dial back” when another draw is on the horizon.  The impression I get is that both are trying some opening trap/slip in which to catch their opponent. … Continue reading