Tata Steel Masters 2019 / Round 12

by National Life Master Loal Davis   Magnus Carlsen vs Jan-Krzysztof Duda   –   Image Courtesy Of Derrick Barotto   There were three decisive games in the penultimate round of the Tata Steel Masters 2019.  Magnus Carlsen’s victory over Jan-Zrzysztof Duda placed Carlsen in sole possession of first place with one round… Continue reading

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

Zurich Chess Challenge Classic 2016 / Rounds 3 & 4

  All games from Round 3 were drawn.  There were two decisive games from Round 4.   Krmanik played a strategic masterpiece and had Giri tied in knots. On the 34th move Kramnik executed a breakthrough and the game was effectively over.  (Left Diagram) The Berlin Wall crumbled right over… Continue reading

FIDE World Cup /2

  FIDE World Cup /2 The FIDE World Cup takes place in Baku Azerbaijan, September  11th to October 5th 2015.   THE MARATHON : Cuba’s  Lazaro Bruzon in disbelief as he let the Draw slip away, great persistence on Kramnik’s part ..End Game Rook Bishop King  vs  Rook and King .. Vlad… Continue reading

Zurich Chess Challenge 2015 / Round 1

 Hikaru Nakamura shot into the lead in the Zurich Chess Challenge with a “fortunate” win over Fabiano Caruana, who appeared to have a significant lead throughout, but faltered in the evaluation of Black’s pressure against f2 and of course the doubling of Rooks on the 2nd rank (Final Position below… Continue reading

NO LOGO Norway Chess 2014/Rd8

NO LOGO Norway Chess 2014/Rd8 Sergey Karjakin defeats co-leader Vladimir Kramnik Image  NorwayChess Rd8 GM Karjakin (2771) – GM Kramnik (2783) [1-0]   Image  NorwayChess Magnus Carlsen settled with a frustrating draw playing Black .. letting a win slip against Svidler. Rd8 GM Agdestein(2628) – GM Topalov(2772) [0-1] # Name Rtg Perf 1 2… Continue reading

The 5th London Chess Classic

    The 5th London Chess Classic will take place at Olympia from Saturday December 7th to Sunday December 15th.  The 5th Classic will NOT feature classical chess, but instead a world class rapid tournament. The participants are: Vladimir Kramnik, Vishy Anand, Hikaru Nakamura, Boris Gelfand, Mickey Adams, Peter Svidler, Luke… Continue reading