2019 Sinquefield Cup / Playoff / Final

  All Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto   Liren Ding   Liren Ding wins the 2019 Sinquefield Cup.  He did that by beating Magnus Carlsen in the Rapid and Blitz playoffs.  The first two Rapid games were drawn.  In the first Blitz game Carlsen lost on time.  When was the last… Continue reading

2019 Sinquefield Cup / Round 11

  All Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto     Magnus Carlsen (above/right) takes out Maxime Vachier-LaGrave in the 11th round to enable a playoff between Carlsen and Liren Ding.  The other decisive game in this round was Anish Giri’s win over Ian Nepomniachtchi.             [Event “Grand… Continue reading

2019 Sinquefield Cup / Round 8

  All Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto     There were two decisive games in the 8th round of the 2019 Sinquefield Cup.  One was Sergey Karjakin vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (above).  The other was Ian Nepomniachtchi over Levon Aronian.  Both victories were with the White pieces.   There is now a… Continue reading

2019 Sinquefield Cup / Round 7

  Image Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto   All games were drawn in the seventh round of the 2019 Sinquefield Cup.  Anand strove valiantly to distance himself from the other two tournament leaders, and that with the Black pieces.  If he had beaten Ding, this would not only have propelled Viswanathan into… Continue reading

2019 Sinquefield Cup / Round 6

  Congratulations to almost all of the competitors today; ten out of twelve.  All games were drawn.  There were five good fighting draws; almost down to bare knuckles.  There was – HOWEVER – one stinker.  I’m singling this game out, PGN immediately below, as an example of what is ugly… Continue reading

7th Xingqiu Cup Lishui 2019

7th Xingqiu Cup Lishui 2019 :  August 17-22 2019 111 players from 9 national federations…   Prize fund 50,000 USD. Image of the 5 th Round  [Right]  A. Georgiev – M. Amrillaev [Left]  and  [Right]  D. Tkachenko – N. Sadowska   [Left]  ..  Drawn Games GMI Alexander Georgiev  No.1 in… Continue reading