World Championship 2014 / Game 10

A FightBut at this level, the game never really looked like anything but a draw.  Both players have shown that they can circumnavigate semi-sharp positions; watch the tactics and not give too much ground in the center.  They also know their endings.  They know things like an active Rook can … Continue reading

World Chess Championship 2014 / Game 9

Are You Kidding Me ? ? ?If this was in Anand’s thoughts – he has himself to blame.  Not losing on the Black side of a “Berlin Wall” variation of the Spanish is not what is needed at this stage of the match.  Carlsen may have been saying the same … Continue reading

Quarter Final Results

Quarter Final Results {November 12th}1. Miami Sharks vs Manhattan ApplesauceMiami 3-12. St. Louis Arch Bishops vs New Jersey KnockoutsSt. Louis 2.5-1.53. Rio Grande Ospreys vs New York KnightsNew York 2.5-1.54. San Francisco Mechanics vs Dallas DestinyDallas 3-1 NM Matthew Larson (STL) vs IM Alexander Katz (NJ) 1-01. d4 Nf6 2. c4 … Continue reading

World Chess Championship 2014 / Game 8

Photos Courtesy of Derrick BartottoAnand may have wanted more from the White pieces   –   BUTCarlsen played well and secured the draw.In the position below Anand (White) has just played 17.  Bb1.  Carlsen employs the “Come Into My Parlor Defense”  17. ….. Rad8.  Well – there is just no … Continue reading

Quantum Magic

Quantum Magic…For the first time, a computer has created its own magic tricks capable of fooling a human audience…Using AI [artificial intelligence] to create magic tricks is a great way to demonstrate the possibilities of computer intelligence.Full Article: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/first-magic-tricks-created-by-computer-fool-audiences-outwit-magicians-1475150What is Quantum computing?Quantum computers combine quantum mechanics with computer science to … Continue reading

World Chess Championship 2014 / Game 7

 Photos Courtesy of Derrick Bartotto   Fight / Fight / Fight / Fight  A Battle RoyaleAnand was put under extreme pressure in Game Seven.  In the Diagram position (below – Move 31) it was obvious that Carlsen was about to win an indefensible Pawn on e5 which would give White two connected passed … Continue reading

3rd Xingqiu “Tianxi” Cup International Open Draughts Tournament

3rd Xingqiu “Tianxi” Cup International Open Draughts Tournament November 6-13   First Place … GMI Mourodoullo Amrillaew  [RUS] (2364)You can Go through the Games http://www.lishuiopen.com/index.php/live-games[Event "3rd Lishui Open China 2014"][Site ""][White "Oostburg, Marcel"] 2024[Black "Amrillaew, Mourodoullo"] 2364[Result "0-2"][GameType "20"][Round "9"][Date "2014.11.13"][WhiteTime "0:04:23"][BlackTime "0:10:52"][TimeControl "4800+60"]1. 33-28 20-25 2. 39-33 15-20 3. … Continue reading

World Championship 2014 / Game 5

by National Life Master Loal Davis   Game Five – A Nicely Played – Fighting Draw Quick play by Carlsen.  Sharp play by Anand.  Again Sharp play by Anand.  A courageous Pawn grab by Carlsen.  Full compensation for the Pawn in the activity of White’s pieces by Anand.  An ending that resulted … Continue reading