Chess with the Masters/TRAPL

“Chess with the Masters/TRAPL ..Brilliancy Prize23. B-B6!! …..Sacrificing the Queen for ”just” one tempo ..[Event "European Team ch"] [Site "Oberhausen"] [Date "1961.??.??"] [EventDate "?"] [Round "?"] [Result "1-0"] [White "Jindrich Trapl"] [Black "Eduardo Perez Gonsalves"] [ECO "B17"] [WhiteElo "?"] [BlackElo "?"] [PlyCount "49"]1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. … Continue reading

US Ultimate Blitz Challenge 2016 / Day Two / Final

All Photos Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto  This was a TREMENDOUS two day Blitz Fight among four extremely strong players – and all extremely strong Blitz players.  Although he did not play perfectly – who did? – the winner of the event was Hikaru Nakamura.  He fought on in advantageous positions; he … Continue reading

US Ultimate Blitz Challenge 2016 / Day One

   There were nine rounds played on Day One.  All Games – Round By Round – are below.  Winners are in BOLD.Round 1:Nakamura versus Caruana (Left)          Kasparov versus So (Right)    Round 2:Caruana versus So (Left)          Nakamura versus Kasparov(Right)    Round 3:So versus Nakamura (Left) … Continue reading

U.S. Championships 2016 / Round 11 / FINAL

Photos Courtesy Of Derrick Barotto Fabiano Caruana is the new U.S. Chess Champion.  He won, rather handily, his last round game against Akshast Chandra; Fabiano had the Black pieces and defended, if you can call it that, a Ruy Lopez (Spanish Game).  As Wesley So and Hikaru Nakamura drew their games this … Continue reading

U.S. Championship 2016 / Round 10

by National Life Master Loal DavisPhotos Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto. THE game of round 10 was Hikaru Nakamura versus Jeffery Xiong. When Xiong played his 16th move (Bh6) – Diagram immediately below – he thought he would be able to recapture his a7 Pawn by a skewer with the Rook and get the … Continue reading