The Blue Law

The Blue Law: Frank P. Schuld [1928-1994]  played Bridge since the age of 12. He was an experienced tournament player and Chairman of the Nassau Bridge Association and on the Board of Directors of the American Contract Bridge League for New York City.  Published the book The Simple Squeeze in … Continue reading

Isle of Man International – Masters / Round 1

by National Life Master Loal Davis   Alexei Shirov   Many/Many Games.   Some of the winners in the first round of the Isle of Man International 2017 were: Adams, Anand, Carlsen, Caruana over Kramnik, Leko, Nakamura, Shirov, Short, Vallejo Pons   Most of the opponents were not quite top-notch but the battle between Caruana over Kramnik was … Continue reading

World Cup 2017 / Finals / Round 1

  Only One Game With The Two Finalists Levon Aronian (White) on the Right and Liren Ding (Black) on the Left Game Drawn   [Event “FIDE World Cup 2017 / Finals”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.09.23”] [Round “1”] [White “Aronian, Levon”] [Black “Ding, Liren”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] [PlyCount “70”] [EventDate “2017.09.03”] [SourceDate … Continue reading

World Cup 2017 / Semi-Finals Playoffs

  It looks like Aronian and Ding have made it to the Finals.  Tough / Tough Fights ! !   [Event “FIDE World Cup 2017 / SF Playoffs”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.09.21”] [Round “?”] [White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”] [Black “Aronian, Levon”] [Result “1-0”] [PlyCount “127”] [EventDate “2017.09.03”] [SourceDate “2017.09.21”] 1. e4 … Continue reading

World Cup 2017 / Round 6 / Day 2 / Semi-Finals

  [Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.09.20”] [Round “6.2”] [White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”] [Black “Aronian, Levon”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] [PlyCount “37”] [EventDate “2017.09.03”] [SourceDate “2017.09.20”] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a3 O-O … Continue reading

World Cup 2017 / Round 6 / Day 1 / Semi-Finals

  [Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.09.19”] [Round “6.1”] [White “So, Wesley”] [Black “Ding, Liren”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] [PlyCount “94”] [EventDate “2017.09.03”] [SourceDate “2017.09.19”] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 d6 6. O-O O-O 7. Re1 a5 8. Nbd2 Be6 … Continue reading