Sinquefield Cup 2014 / Round 3

 Fabiano CaruanaWow ! Wow ! Wow !  That is three wins in three games and the last one (with the Black pieces) took out World Champion Magnus Carlsen.  Magnus played a Bishop’s Opening; a fairly innocuous reputation, quiet, etc. – BUT – it does avoid things like the Petrof Defense … Continue reading

Sinquefield Cup 2014 / Round 2

 Two rounds – All fighting games.Caruana wins his second game in a row right out of the gate and plays – like a machine.  Very tough for Lagrave who was crunched into dust with extremely precise play.  Black’s Queen looked misplaced, but how many could drive the dagger home? (LEFT)Topalov … Continue reading

World Championship “Postponed” ?

    FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said that he received a request from Magnus Carlsento postpone the world championship match with Viswanathan Anand in November. The request was denied. “I received a letter from the manager of Carlsen, asking if it is possible to postpone the match. I want to emphasize … Continue reading