Mikhail Tal Memorial 2016 / Round 5

by National Life Master Loal Davis Mikhail Tal Anand bounced back from yesterday’s loss with the only win of Round 5.  It was a very smooth game against Gelfand.Event “Mikhail Tal Memorial 2016″Round “5″White “Anand, Viswanathan (IND)”Black “Gelfand, Boris (ISR)”1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. Bxc6 bxc6 5. … Continue reading

Mikhail Tal Memorial 2016 / Round 3

by National Life Master Loal Davis Mikhail Tal The three decisive games of Round 3 are given below in PGN Notation – the first two games with light notes. White “Nepomniachtchi, Ian (RUS)”Black “Kramnik, Vladimir (RUS)”1-0White To Move White “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (AZE)”Black “Gelfand, Boris (ISR)”1-0White To Move White “Giri, Anish (NED”Black “Tomashevsky, Evgeny (RUS)”1-0Final Position http://ruchess.ru/en/ 

Those “Simple” King & Pawn Endings – Akiba Rubinstein

by National Life Master Loal Davis  Akiba Rubinstein was considered one of the very top players around 1909 when he won the great St. Petersburg tournament defeating World Champion Emanuel Lasker in the process.  The follow King & Pawn Ending is one of his masterpieces from this event. Cohn,Erich – Rubinstein,AkibaSt Petersburg … Continue reading

Kasparov-Karpov {7} 1990

Kasparov-Karpov  {7} 1990The 1990 World Chess Championship  match between World Champion Garry Kasparov and {Challenger} [#12 WC] Anatoly Karpov was held October 8 to December 30. The match location was split, the first 12 games were played in New York, USA and the last 12 were played in Lyons, France.GAME 7……No surprise Karpov played d4 ..No surprise … Continue reading