US Open 2017/ International Draughts

International Draughts : US Open 2017 – Kolman Turiy Memorial   The competition venue will be in two locations of the public library: The Huntington Public Library’s Station Branch Building (main location): 1335 New York Avenue Huntington Station, NY 11746   The Huntington Public Library’s Main Building (secondary location on … Continue reading

2017 Championship Showdown / Carlsen-Ding Rnds 11-18

      Today was Game in 10 minutes (8 games).   Carlsen/Ding Ding Carlsen Carlsen Carlsen Carlsen Draw Carlsen Carlsen   Carlsen vs Ding  / Round 11 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd44. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3 a67. a3 b5 8. Nxc6 Qxc6 9. Bd3 Bb710. O-O Nf6 11. Re1 Rc8 12. Qf3 Bd613. Bd4 Qc7 14. Bxf6 gxf6 15. Qh5 Be516. Nd1 Ke7 17. c3 Rcg8 18. Ne3 Rg519. Qh3 h5 20. Qh4 Rhg8 21. g3 f522. exf5 Qc6 23. Nd5+ Qxd5 24. Be4 Qc425. b3 Qxc3 26. Bxb7 Bf6 27. Rac1 Qxb328. Qe4 Rg4 29. Qe2 h4 30. fxe6 fxe631. Rcd1 hxg3 32. fxg3 Rd433. Kg2 Rxd1 34. Rxd1 Qxa335. Qd2 Qb2 36. Qxb2 Bxb2 37. Bxa6 b438. Bd3 d5 39. Kf3 e5 40. Bc2 e4+41. Ke2 Rc8 42. Bb3 d4 43. Bd5 Rc2+44. Kf1 e3 45. Re1 Rf2+ 46. Kg1 Bc347. Rf1 Rxf1+ 0-1   Ding vs Carlsen  / Round 12 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 c65. O-O Nf6 6. b3 O-O 7. Bb2 Bf58. c4 Nbd7 9. e3 Ne4 10. Nfd2 Ndf611. Nxe4 Bxe4 12. Bh3 Qb6 13. f3 Bxb114. Rxb1 e6 15. Qd3 Rfe8 16. c5 Qc717. e4 b6 18. e5 Nd7 19. b4 a520. a3 Reb8 21. Bc3 Bf8 22. Rfc1 axb423. axb4 bxc5 24. bxc5 Ra3 25. Bf1 Nxc526. dxc5 Bxc5+ 27. Kh1 d428. Rxb8+ Qxb8 29. Qc4 Rxc330. Rxc3 dxc3 31. Qxc5 Qb1 32. Kg2 c233. Qd6 Qd1 34. Bd3 Qd2+ 35. Kh3 Qh6+0-1   Carlsen vs Ding  / Round 13 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d3 Nc6 4. g3 d55. Qe2 Nf6 6. Bg2 Be7 7. O-O O-O8. e5 Nd7 9. c4 d4 10. Re1 Rb811. h4 b5 12. cxb5 Rxb5 13. Na3 Rb814. Nc4 Nb6 15. b3 Nxc4 16. bxc4 Rb617. Ng5 h6 18. Nh3 Bb7 19. Qg4 Kh820. Qh5 Qe8 21. Bxh6 f5 22. Qxe8 Rxe823. Bd2 Kg8 24. Nf4 Kf7 25. Bf3 g626. Rab1 Rxb1 27. Rxb1 Ba8 28. h5 g529. Ng6 Bd8 30. Rb5 g4 31. Bg2 Bb632. a4 1-0   Ding vs Carlsen  / … Continue reading

2017 Ch Showdown / Rnds 19-30 & Carlsen-Ding Rnds 5-10

        For the Championship Showdown it was Game in 5 minutes (12 games). For Carlsen vs Ding it was Game in 20 minutes (6 games).   Dominguez/So So So Draw So So Draw So Dominguez So Draw So Dominguez Caruana/Grischuk Caruana Draw Caruana Grischuk Draw Caruana Draw … Continue reading

2nd IMSA Elite Mind Games 2017

The 2nd IMSA Elite Mind Games (IEMG) will be held December 8 to December 16, 2017, in Huai’an City, Jiangsu Province, China.   All five members of IMSA will be featured: Bridge, Chess, Draughts, Go, and Xiangqi. Draughts competition will hold three different Time controls .. Rapid 20 mins 5 … Continue reading

2017 Champions Showdown / Rounds 5-10

by National Life Master Loal Davis     Remember The Speed Involved Today – Day 2.   The results were all over the place – unfortunately so was the quality of play.   Dominguez/So Draw Dominguez Dominguez So Dominguez Draw Caruana/Grischuk Draw Draw Caruana Draw Grischuk Grischuk Nakamura/Topalov Nakamura Draw … Continue reading

2017 Champions Showdown / Rounds 1-4

  The St. Louis Chess Club     The first four rounds were played today – Supreme fighting chess throughout.  All three matches today were tied going into the fourth round.  Nakamura and Dominguez stepped into the lead of their respective matches.   Caruana/Grischuk Caruana Draw Grischuk Draw # Name … Continue reading