GCT Tata Steel Chess India Rapid & Blitz/Rd1

The 2019 Tata Steel Chess India Rapid & Blitz the first Grand Chess Tour event ever to be held in Asia. November 22 – 26, 2019 at the National Library of India, Kolkata, India. 10 Player Round Robin with a prize fund of 150,000.. Magnus Carlsen on top of the… Continue reading

GRENKE Chess Classic 2019 / Round 7

  Image Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto Magnus Carlsen winning against Levon Aronian   There were three decisive games in the 7th round of GRENKE Chess Classic 2019.  Carlsen, Caruana, and Meier did the honors of bringing in the point.  This puts Magnus Carlsen in the lead by a full point followed… Continue reading

GRENKE Chess Classic 2019 / Round 4

  Anand overlooking Carlsen’s game versus Caruana   There were four decisive games in the 4th round of the GRENKE Chess Classic 2019.  Anand grabbed a lot of material for his Queen, beat off the attempt at attack, and won handily.  Naiditsch beat Keymer, who has yet to score a half… Continue reading

GRENKE Chess Classic 2019 / Round 2

    There were three decisive games in the 2nd round of GRENKE Chess Classic 2019.  Anand, Svidler, and Carlsen won their games and are in the top three slots.  That Carlsen game was a long one; he sure loves fighting right through to the ending.         … Continue reading

Tata Steel Masters 2019 / Round 8

by National Life Master Loal Davis     There were four decisive games today during the 8th round of Tata Steel 2019 Masters.  We are now in a tie (two way) for first place (Carlsen & Anand) with a break day tomorrow and five rounds remaining.  This is one tough… Continue reading

Tata Steel Masters 2019 / Round 7

by National Life Master Loal Davis   There were three decisive games in the 7th round of the Tata Steel 2019 Masters Tournament.  As Anand won his game this round that puts the tourney into a five-way tie for first place.       Teimour Radjabov [Event “Tata Steel Masters… 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

Altibox Norway Chess 2018 / Round 7

  by National Life Master Loal Davis Viswanathan Anand    Former World Champion Viswanathan Anand won the single victory in the seventh Round of Altibox Norway Chess 2018 – and it was a beauty.  In doing so he took out the French champion Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.  This puts Anand currently in sole possession of… Continue reading

Altibox Norway Chess 2018

The 6th Altibox Norway Chess takes place in Stavanger , May 27 – June 8 2018.   Once again Altibox Norway Chess proves it’s the world’s strongest 10-person tournament. Two of the 2018 participants debuts at Altibox Norway Chess. Shahriyar Mamedyarov from Azerbaijan, currently number 2 in the world and Ding… Continue reading