London Chess Classic 2015 / Round 6

by National Life Master Loal Davis   Alexander Grischuk    7th London Chess Classic 2015.12.07Round “6”White “Grischuk, Alexander (RUS)”Black “Anand, Viswanathan (IND)”   1. c4 e5 2. d3 Nc6 3. Nf3 f5 4. g3 Nf6 5. Bg2 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Bxd2+ 7. Qxd2 O-O 8. Nc3 d6 9. O-O Bd7 10.… Continue reading

The World Chess Rapid and Blitz Championship 2015

  The World Chess Rapid and Blitz Championship 2015 took place in Berlin ,Germany.  Official Broadcast: www.worldchess.com     Magnus Carlsen Keeps his Crown in Rapids … “New” Blitz King Now 3 time winner Russian GM Alexander Grischuk… http://www.berlin2015.fide.com/gallery/ World Rapids  2015 Berlin   GER Fri 9th Oct 2015 – Thu 15th Oct… Continue reading

3rd Sinquefield Cup / Round 9 / Final

Levon Aronian Congratulations !  To Levon Aronian for winning the 3rd Sinquefield Cup.  He was in undisputed first place by a full point – and he essayed fighting chess through this tourney. Even in the last round, although ultimately a draw, he played a sharp double-edged move here as Black.… Continue reading

3rd Sinquefield Cup / Round 6 / Nakamura ! ! ! ! ! / Wow ! ! ! ! !

By National Life Master Loal Davis Hikaru Nakamura Nakamura blew So out of the water – multiple times and rocketed himself into a three way tie for second place.  It wasn’t just that he won, but the way he won – and won – and WON ! Wesley So  … Continue reading

3rd Sinquefield Cup / Round 3

Magnus Carlsen There were two decisive games this round.  Carlsen versus Vachier-Lagrave and So versus Grischuk.  Both of these White victories appear to be greatly influenced by the clock.  Be that as it may, Carlsen is now in a three way tie for second; Topalov is still in the lead.  … Continue reading

3rd Sinquefield Cup / Round 2

Veselin Topolov The former World Champion has two out of two – superb fighting chess and deservedly in the lead.  He has now taken out two big guns; Magnus Carlsen in the first round and Hikaru Nakamura in the second.  In this round, Veselin was clearly winning, but Nakamura put… Continue reading