Tata Steel Masters 2019 / Round 11

by National Life Master Loal Davis   Carlsen & Giri Tied For The Lead     There were four decisive games in the 11th round of Tata Steel Masters 2019.  This now puts Magnus Carlsen and Anish Giri in a tie for the lead with two rounds to go.  A… Continue reading

Tata Steel Masters 2019 / Round 6

by National Life Master Loal Davis . . There were three decisive games in the 6th round of Tata Steel 2019. There are now four players tied for the lead. . . . Black must have thought that opposite colored Bishops would give him little to worry about, but too… Continue reading

Tata Steel Masters 2019 / Round 1

by National Life Master Loal Davis All Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto     There were two decisive games in the first round of the Tata Steel Masters tournament for 2019.     Ian Nepomniachtchi won a good game versus Anish Giri.  It is true that Giri was slightly outplayed in… Continue reading

King Salman World Blitz and Rapid Championships

For the 1st time in Saudi Arabia, the world chess championships (Rapids and Blitz)  will start on Tuesday DEC 26 .. Where ?  The  APEX Convention Center with the participation of  over 200 international players .. Visa’s were secured for the participants of Iran and Qatar.. “FIDE would like to… Continue reading

79th Tata Steel Masters / Round 6

by National Life Master Loal Davis   Anish Giri   In the sixth round of the 79th Tata Steel Master Tournament there were two decisive games.     After a long series of draws through multiple tournaments, Giri uncorked an absolutely beautiful win against Nepomniachtchi.  This game could have been a… Continue reading