DEC 26 2020

DEC 26 2020 The $200,000 first Major of the Champions Chess Tour will again feature a 3-day preliminary battle, with only the top 8 players going through to the knockout stages that continue into the New Year.         Rd1 Grischuk – Nakamura 0-1 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3… Continue reading

Hamburg FIDE Grand Prix 2019

Hamburg FIDE Grand Prix 2019 The FIDE Hamburg Grand Prix is taking place in the Kehrwieder Theater in Hamburg, Germany.  November 5-17 2019.  The 16-player knockout is the 3rd of four legs of the 22-player Grand Prix series that will determine two places in the 2020 Candidates Tournament. Each round… Continue reading

2018 Sinquefield Cup/ Rd3

  2018 Sinquefield Cup/ Rd3 Four Draws Today and One Win with Black.. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar – Caruana, Fabiano  ½-½ Aronian, Levon – Carlsen, Magnus   ½-½ Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime – So, Wesley ½-½ Karjakin, Sergey – Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ Nakamura, Hikaru – Grischuk, Alexander 0-1 Alexander Grischuk  joins the leaders with a… Continue reading

Last 2 Qualifiers

    Last 2 Qualifiers : To participate in the  2018 Candidates Tournament –: Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan, overall 340  Grand  prix points in the series) and Alexander Grischuk (Russia, 336,4 grand prix points).  The Grand Prix, a series of four Swiss-style tournaments with 24 participants,  held this year in Sharjah,… Continue reading

2017 Ch Showdown / Rnds 19-30 & Carlsen-Ding Rnds 5-10

        For the Championship Showdown it was Game in 5 minutes (12 games). For Carlsen vs Ding it was Game in 20 minutes (6 games).   Dominguez/So So So Draw So So Draw So Dominguez So Draw So Dominguez Caruana/Grischuk Caruana Draw Caruana Grischuk Draw Caruana Draw… Continue reading

2017 Champions Showdown / Rounds 5-10

by National Life Master Loal Davis     Remember The Speed Involved Today – Day 2.   The results were all over the place – unfortunately so was the quality of play.   Dominguez/So Draw Dominguez Dominguez So Dominguez Draw Caruana/Grischuk Draw Draw Caruana Draw Grischuk Grischuk Nakamura/Topalov Nakamura Draw… Continue reading

2017 Champions Showdown / Rounds 1-4

  The St. Louis Chess Club     The first four rounds were played today – Supreme fighting chess throughout.  All three matches today were tied going into the fourth round.  Nakamura and Dominguez stepped into the lead of their respective matches.   Caruana/Grischuk Caruana Draw Grischuk Draw # Name… Continue reading

21st European Teams Championship/Rd8

21st European Teams Championship/Rd8 21st European Teams Championship in Hersonissos, Crete, Greece. 27 Oct 2017 – 7 Nov 2017 Swiss System in 9 rounds, with one open section and one section for the women’s teams, each considered as separate competitions. According to ECU and FIDE rules, the time control will be… Continue reading