WIM Arianne Caoili

WIM Arianne Caoili The Chess World is crushed over the loss of 33 year old Arianne Caoili.. Born in Manila, Philippines, Caoili  began playing chess at six years old. On 22 December 2000, she won the Asian girls under 16 championship in Bagac, Philippines. In the FIDE rating list of… Continue reading

FIDE STOPS THE CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT ! ! !

    Today, the government of the Russian Federation announced that starting March 27, 2020, Russia interrupts air traffic with other countries without indicating any time frames. FIDE can not continue the tournament without guarantees for the players’ and officials’ safe and timely return home. In this situation and on… Continue reading

Candidates Tournament 2020 / Round 7

All Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto   Maxime Vachier-Lagrave   There was a single decisive game in the seventh round of the 2020 Candidates Tournament.  This was an important win.  Playing White, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave beat the tournament leader Ian Nepomniachtchi in a French Defense.  This makes it a two-way tie… Continue reading

Candidates Tournament 2020 / Round 6

All Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto     There were two decisive games in the sixth round of the 2020 Candidates Tournament.  Nepomniachtchi is now a full point in the lead.         [Event “Candidates Chess Tournament 2020”] [Site “?”] [Date “2020.03.23”] [Round “6”] [White “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”] [Black… Continue reading

Candidates Tournament 2020 / Round 5

  by National Life Master Loal Davis Images at post end courtesy of Derrick Bartotto   Ian Nepomniachtchi   There was a single decisive game in the fifth round of the 2020 Candidates Tournament.  This victory put Nepomniachtchi in the lead.     Candidates Chess Tournament 2020 Date “2020.03.22” Round… Continue reading

Candidates Tournament 2020 / Round 3

by National Life Master Loal Davis     Ding Liren, who lost his first two rounds, takes out Fabiano Caruana in the third round of the 2020 Candidates Tournament.  His game is lightly annotated below.     “Candidates Chess Tournament 2020” Date “2020.03.19” Round “3” White “Ding, Liren” Black “Caruana,… Continue reading

Candidates Tournament 2020 / Round 2

by National Life Master Loal Davis   Fabiano Caruana   The second round of the 2020 Candidates Tournament featured two fine White wins by Caruana (annotated below)  and Vachier-Lagrave.   Candidates Chess Tournament 2020 Date “2020.03.18” Round “2” White “Caruana, Fabiano” Black “Alekseenko, Kirill”   1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6… Continue reading