3rd Sinquefield Cup / Round 7

Levon AronianTwo BIG Game Changers !! - going into the penultimate round of this tournament.The game Nakamura versus Aronian was a strange one.  White appeared to lose several/many tempi with move choices earlier, especially his light colored Bishop.  Hikaru was slowly but surely losing ground when in the following position he … Continue reading

3rd Sinquefield Cup / Round 6 / Nakamura ! ! ! ! ! / Wow ! ! ! ! !

By National Life Master Loal Davis Hikaru Nakamura Nakamura blew So out of the water – multiple times and rocketed himself into a three way tie for second place.  It wasn’t just that he won, but the way he won – and won – and WON ! Wesley So   … Continue reading

3rd Sinquefield Cup / Round 5

Fabiano Caruana Two important victories in the fifth round of the Sinquefield Cup that could well be “game changers” in the final standings.  Fabiano Caruana knocked Topalov out of first place and Carlsen beat So to land in a tie for first place with Aronian.In the first diagram below Caruana plays … Continue reading

3rd Sinquefield Cup / Round 4

Levon AronianAronian propelled himself into a tie for first with the sole victory today.  It was far from perfect, but it showed that Levon is not only fearless, but knows when to sacrifice material to demonstrate a localized material superiority – Quite a spirited game. Black (Aronian) To Play   Photos Courtesy Of Derrick … Continue reading

3rd Sinquefield Cup / Round 3

Magnus CarlsenThere were two decisive games this round.  Carlsen versus Vachier-Lagrave and So versus Grischuk.  Both of these White victories appear to be greatly influenced by the clock.  Be that as it may, Carlsen is now in a three way tie for second; Topalov is still in the lead. White (Carlsen) To … Continue reading

14th World Xiangqi Championship

  World Xiangqi Federation (WXF), the German Xiangqi Association (DXB) will organize the 14th World Xiangqi Championship in Munich, Germany on 21-27 August 2015.Tournament Date: Aug. 21st – Aug. 27th, 2015Tournament Venue: University of Applied Languages (SDI)Address: Baierbrunner Strasse 28, D-81379 Munich, Germany  Rd2 HaoYongLin-XuGuoMing  0-2Opening 5th & 7th Cannons VS Screen … Continue reading

3rd Sinquefield Cup / Round 2

Veselin TopolovThe former World Champion has two out of two – superb fighting chess and deservedly in the lead.  He has now taken out two big guns; Magnus Carlsen in the first round and Hikaru Nakamura in the second.  In this round, Veselin was clearly winning, but Nakamura put up … Continue reading

3rd Sinquefield Cup Line-up/Ratings & Rnd 1

by National Life Master Loal DavisThese are the parings for the first round.Notice the parings versus the top 12 rated players from the current Live Ratings.The ONLY two swaps/deviations from the top 10 in the Live Ratings list (above) and the 3rd Sinquefield Cup line-up are: Ding Liren (7 – … Continue reading

2015 USCL Schedule

2015 USCL Schedule Eastern Division  Baltimore Kingfishers, were unable to complete a team and scheduling  for the 2015 Season. In their place, what has turned out to be a huge Western expansion, the Las Vegas Desert Rats will join the USCLhttp://uschessleague.com/Las Vegas Desert Rats 2015 Roster (January Rating List)1.GM Timur Gareev27102.GM Atanas Kolev26493.FM Sonny Kamberi23664.FM … Continue reading