GCT LONDON Chess Classic/rd1

GCT London Chess Classic/Rd1 The 2019 GCT Finals London: Olympia Conference Centre Fri 29th Nov to Sun 8th Dec 2019. First Classical Game started December 2.  The Semi-finals feature the 4 top players from the seven regular season tour events with each match consisting of classical, rapid and blitz games.  … Continue reading

London Chess Classic 2018 / Rounds 11-16 Rapids/Blitz / Final

by National Life Master Loal Davis   Scoring: In the Standard play games, a win shall score 6 points, a draw 3 points and a loss 0 points. In the Rapid games, a win shall score 4 points, a draw 2 points and a loss 0 points. In the Blitz… Continue reading

London Chess 2018 / Round 10 / Classical

All Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto     Both the leaders and the runner-ups drew their games today.  That once again puts the results of both matches in the hands of Rapids and Blitz.  Wouldn’t it be nice if someone could win a Classical Chess game under classical time controls?… Continue reading

London Chess 2018 / Round 9 / Classical

by National Life Master Loal Davis     Nakamura and Vachier-Legrave are in the Finals.  Caruana and Aronian are battling for a Third Place payoff.  Two Classical Games today – and – both drawn.    [Event “London Chess Classic / Classical”] [Site “?”] [Date “2018.12.15”] [Round “9”] [White “Nakamura, Hikaru”]… Continue reading

London Chess Classic 2018 / Rounds 3-8 Rapids/Blitz

Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto         [Event “London Chess Classic / Rapids”] [Site “?”] [Date “2018.12.13”] [Round “3”] [White “Nakamura, Hikaru”] [Black “Caruana, Fabiano”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] [PlyCount “127”] [EventDate “2018.12.11”] [SourceDate “2018.12.13”] 1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 c6 4. Nf3 e4 5. Nd4 Qb6… Continue reading

London Chess Classic 2018 / Round 2

by National Life Master Loal Davis     Round 2 of the London Chess Classic for 2018 had one good fighting game and one real sleeper.  Rapids and Blitz games are scheduled for tomorrow.   Nakamura vs Caruana was a real sleeper.  A sleepy Petrof defense that never/never looked like anyone… Continue reading

London Chess Classic 2018 / Round 1

by National Life Master Loal Davis     Two long and hard fought games marked the opening round of the London Chess Classic 2018.  Good openings, good middle games, good endings, good attacks/pressure, and good defense all around.     [Event “London Chess Classic 2018 “] [Site “?”] [Date “2018.12.11”] [Round “1”]… Continue reading

Grand Chess Tour / London Chess Classic 2018

Grand Chess Tour / London Chess Classic 2018 The finale of the Grand Chess Tour will be fought out at the London Chess Classic, in a knockout format for the first time and with $300,000 at stake. Date: December 11 – 17, 2018 Location: Google’s London Headquarters and Kensington Olympia Semi-Final… Continue reading

GCT LONDON CHESS CLASSIC / Final

GCT LONDON CHESS CLASSIC / Final Fabiano Caruana  wins  the London chess classic..winning round 9 against Mickey Adams then defeating Ian Nepomniachtchi  in the Tie Breaker showdown…  Magnus Carlsen  clinches the first prize in the overall Grand Chess Tour.     Caruana, Fabiano (2799) – Adams, Michael (2715)  9th London… Continue reading