Tata Steel 2018 / Masters / Round 3

by National Life Master Loal Davis     Two nicely fought White wins today.  Anand took out Caruana and Gwain Jones wins against B. Adhiban.       Anand could/should have taken the Knight on e4 after exchanging on g6. This is simple, straight forward, and winning.  His c5 was … Continue reading

Tata Steel 2018 / Masters / Round 1

    A beautiful first round with three good wins – all with the White pieces.       [Event “Tata Steel Masters 2018”] [Site “?”] [Date “2018.01.13”] [Round “1”] [White “Anand, Viswanathan (IND)”] [Black “Matlakov, Maxim (RUS)”] [Result “1-0”] [PlyCount “105”] [EventDate “2018.01.13”] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 … Continue reading

January Kings Of The King’s Gambit

by National Life Master Loal Davis     There are of course many chess players who have their birthday in January, but two King’s of the King’s Gambit immediately come to mind.   1916-01-07 – Paul Keres 1937-01-30 – Boris Spassky     Paul Keres   Event “URS-ch12” Site “Moscow” … Continue reading