World Chess Championship Rd/5

  Game Five – Another Draw   Opposite Colored Bishops usually indicates that a draw is imminent.  However with other pieces on the board, there can be a strong advantage for the player who has the attack or the initiative.  The reason is that it is nearly impossible to defend… Continue reading

World Chess Championship Rd/4

 All Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto     The image above tells the story of the last two rounds/games in the World Chess Championship of 2016.  Carlsen has been pressing mercilessly for the win.  He appears to have had a great advantage in rounds 3 and 4, yet the defensive… Continue reading

World Chess Championship Rd/2

All images are courtesy of Derrick Bartotto.       Round Two was another well played draw.  With the symmetrical Pawn structure, and perhaps the temperament of the two players, the results was not a surprise.  Tomorrow is a Rest Day.    “Carlsen-Karjakin World Championship” Round “2” White “Karjakin, Sergey (RUS)”… Continue reading

FIDE World Championship 2016

This is the first world championship that will be broadcast in virtual reality…   The World Chess Championship Match 2016, held from 11 to 30 November, will be contested by 25 year old reigning champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway and his challenger, 26 year old Sergey Karjakin of Russia —… Continue reading


by National Life Master Loal Davis   Magnus Carlsen (standing left) overlooking Sergey Karjakin (seated).   A crushing victory today with Carlsen (White) beating Karjakin (Black).  A portend of things to come?   Carlsen,Magnus (NOR) – Karjakin,Sergey (RUS) IX Bilbao Masters Final 2016 (3), 15.07.2016   1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6… Continue reading

Carlsen vs. Karjakin (Games)

Carlsen vs. Karjakin  (Games)  In Classic Chess Magnus Carlsen leads Sergey Karjakin 3 to 1, with 15 draws [Event “Tata Steel”][Site “Wijk aan Zee NED”][Date “2016.01.24”][EventDate “2016.01.15”][Round “8”][Result “1/2-1/2”][White “Sergey Karjakin”][Black “Magnus Carlsen”][ECO “C60”][WhiteElo “2766”][BlackElo “2834”][PlyCount “62”] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.O-O Bg7 5.c3 a6 6.Ba4 d6 7.d4 Bd78.Re1… Continue reading