Tradewise Gibraltar Chess/Rd4

  Tradewise Gibraltar Chess/Rd4:    American GM Hikaru Nakamura remains unbeaten with his 4th win in row.. His performance rating is 3321 ( Rd4 Nakamura (2781) – Grandelius (2647) 1-0 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e6 7. f3… Continue reading

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess/Rd2

The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 16th Edition: Jan 21-1 Feb 2018   Rd2 Marathon Game after 135 Moves  Hikaru Nakamura secures the win over Valentina Gunina . He’s now 2/2  and on top of the leaderboard.. Rd2 Nakamura (2781) – Gunina (2592) 1-0 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3.… 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

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship 2017 /Quarter Finals

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship 2017 /Quarter Finals: UPSET: Ju,Wenjun No.1 Seed knocked out by fellow compatriot Tan, Zhongyi. Tan is now moving on to the semi finals .. Russian GM Alexandra Kosteniuk will play against Ukraine’s GM Anna Muzychuk .  Tan, Zhongyi [Event “WCh Women 2017”][Site “Tehran IRI”][Date “2017.02.21”][Round “4.2”][White “Ju,… Continue reading

FIDE World Chess Rapids/Blitz

FIDE World Chess Rapids/Blitz: 47 year old Ukraine GM Vassily Ivanchuk wins FIDE World Chess Rapid Championship..     World Champion GM Ivanchuk interviewed by Chess journalist Anastazia Karlovich She wants to talk Chess, He wants to talk Checkers……. Rd15 Ivanchuk (2771) – Melkumyan (2736) 1-0 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3.… Continue reading