U.S. Chess Championship 2017 / Playoffs / Final

by National Life Master Loal Davis     Congratulations to Wesley So the 2017 United States Chess Champion.   There were two playoff games played at a rapid pace; the first was won by Wesley and the second was a draw.  Major congratulations are also in order for Alexander Onischuk… Continue reading

U.S. Chess Championship 2017 / Round 10

by National Life Master Loal Davis          Wesley So    Alexander Onischuk   Varuzhan Akobian   It is now a three way tie for first place going into the last round of the U.S. Championship for 2017.   Varuzhan Akobian, Alexander Onischuk, and Wesley So are all tied… Continue reading

U.S. Chess Championship 2017 / Round 8

by National Life Master Loal Davis    Varuzhan Akobian   [Event “U.S. Championship 2017”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.04.06”] [Round “8”] [White “Zherebukh, Yaroslav”] [Black “Akobian, Varuzhan”] [Result “0-1”] [PlyCount “56”] [EventDate “2017.03.29”] [SourceDate “2017.04.06”] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. dxc5 Nf6 6.… Continue reading

U.S. Chess Championship 2017 / Round 5

by National Life Master Loal Davis     Robson versus Shabalov was a see-saw affair with BOTH players better (probably winning) at one time or another.  At the tend of the mud slinging, Ray (White) was the only one left standing. [Event “U.S. Championship 2017”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.04.02”] [Round… Continue reading