World Title Dams/Rd2

 World Title Dams/Rd2Boomstra,R.P. (Roel) – Groenendijk,J. (Jan)Boomstra    3   -   1  Groenendijk White to Move 51. 3×26…[Event "World Title Match 2016"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.12.04"] [Round "?"] [White "Boomstra,R.P. (Roel)"] [Black "Groenendijk,J. (Jan)"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [GameType "20"] [PlyCount "115"]1. 32-28 17-2 2. 34-29 21-2 3. 40-34 16-2 4. 45-40 11-1 5. 50-45 … Continue reading

World Title Dams/Rd1

 World Title Dams/Rd1  Dec 3 2016 Groningen: Roel Boomstra takes the first Win playing Black..[Event "wk2016"] [Site "http://wereldtiteldammen.nl"] [Round "ronde1"][White "Jan Groenendijk"] [Black "Roel Boomstra"] [BoardId "1002"] [GeneratedBy "EBS2.05"] [Result "0-2"]1. 32-28 17-2 2. 28×17 11×2 3. 37-32 06-1 4. 41-37 12-1 5. 46-41 07-1 6. 34-29 02-0 7. 40-34 19-2 8. 35-30 … Continue reading

World Chess Championship 2016 / Final / Carlsen Wins !

 All Images Are Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto. Magnus Carlsen Wins Match  The match controls were as follows:The first player to reach 6.5 points is the winner, with a 6-6 tie decided by four 25 minute + 10 second/move rapid games. If still tied, up to five two-game 5+3 blitz matches are played. … Continue reading

WTM Dams/Press Conference Scheduled

 World Title Match Dams/Press Conference Scheduled: The  World Cup  match between Jan Groenendijk and Roel Bakos  (start 3 december) rapidly approaching. For the first time since 1994 (Wiersma – Chizhov) is a Dutch rider involved in a match for the world title, and as a bonus equal but two, resulting in a new Dutch world … Continue reading

World Chess Championship Rd/12

 Is watching Paint Dry exciting ? This D-R-A-W was an extremely bitter disappointment.   “Carlsen-Karjakin WC 2016″Round “12″White “Carlsen, Magnus (NOR)”Black “Karjakin, Sergey (RUS)”1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. d4 Bf6 10. Re1 … Continue reading

Mark Taimanov 1926-2016

Mark Taimanov, Hoogovens 1970Born February 1926 – 28 November 2016 was one of the leading Soviet and Russian Chess players and Concert pianist. Taimanov became a grandmaster  in 1952 and in 1956 became the winner of the 23rd  USSR Championship..         Spassky-Taimanov  0-1[Event "USSR Championship"][Site "Leningrad (RUS)"][Date "1956.??.??"][EventDate "1956.??.??"][Round "?"][Result "0-1"][White "Boris Spassky"][Black "Mark Taimanov"][ECO … Continue reading