Champions Showdown – The Kings – 2019 / Rounds 25-36 / Final

  Fabiano Caruana Wins – & How ! !  The Champions Showdown – The Kings – 2019   Caruana won his individual match by a large margin and won the overall best score of all the other matches held at the St. Louis Chess Center.  There were again 44 decisive games… Continue reading

Champions Showdown – The Kings – 2019 / Rounds 13-24

All Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto     Day four (Blitz) featured 44 decisive games out of 60.  These games (all of them) can be found at either https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2019-champions-showdown or https://uschesschamps.com/2019-champions-showdown-the-kings-live On the latter make sure you click on Blitz.   The summary of all Blitz Match results today:  … Continue reading

Champions Showdown – The Kings – 2019 / Rounds 9-12

          [Event “Champions Showdown 2019”] [Site “?”] [Date “2019.02.22”] [Round “9”] [White “Duda, Jan-Krzysztof”] [Black “Nakamura, Hikaru”] [Result “1-0”] [PlyCount “87”] [EventDate “2019.02.20”] [SourceDate “2019.02.22”] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 d5 6. exd5 Qxd5 7. Bc4 Qd6… Continue reading

Champions Showdown – The Kings – 2019 / Rounds 1-4

All Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto         [Event “Champions Showdown 2019”] [Site “?”] [Date “2019.02.20”] [Round “1”] [White “Rapport, Richard”] [Black “Shankland, Samuel L”] [Result “1-0”] [PlyCount “85”] [EventDate “2019.02.20”] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Qc2 Bd6 6. Nf3… Continue reading