Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament 2017 / Round 5 / Final

      Nils Grandelius Baadur Jobava  In the last round all games were drawn.Grandelius and Jobava tie for first place. [Event "Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament 2017"][Site "?"][Date "2017.05.14"][Round "5"][White "Eljanov, Pavel (UKR)"][Black "Grandelius, Nils (SWE)"][Result "1/2-1/2"][PlyCount "81"][EventDate "2017.05.11"][SourceDate "2017.05.14"]1. Nf3 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 a6 5. h3 … Continue reading

Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament 2017 / Round 2

 Erik Blomqvist Erik Blomqvist bounced back after his loss last round to win a point against Pavel Eljanov.[Event "Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament 2017"][Site "?"][Date "2017.05.11"][Round "2"][White "Blomqvist, Erik (SWE)"][Black "Eljanov, Pavel (UKR)"][Result "1-0"][PlyCount "91"][EventDate "2017.05.11"][SourceDate "2017.05.11"]1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Be7 4. e5 c5 5. c3 Nc6 … Continue reading

Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament 2017 / A “Short” Sparkler

by National Life Master Loal Davis  Malmö, Sweden10 – 14 May 20176 Rounds – 5 Player Round RobinRate of play: 90 minutes in 40 moves + 50 minutes in 20 moves + 15 minutes all moves + 30 seconds for each move starting from move 1Schedule : * CET (UTC/GMT +2)10.05 2017 - Round  01  - 14:0011.05 2017 - Round  02  - 14:0012.05 2017 - Round … Continue reading

Shamkir Chess – Gashimov Memorial 2017 / Final

   Super GM TournamentShamkir, Azerbaijan21 - 30  April, 20179 Rounds – 10 Player Round RobinRate of play: 120 minutes in 40 moves + 60 minutes in 20 moves + 15 minutes all moves + 30 seconds for each move starting from move 61Schedule : UTC/GMT +421.04 2017 - Round  1  - 15:0022.04 2017 - Round  2  - 15:0023.04 2017 - Round  3  – 15:0024.04 2017 - Round … Continue reading

Boris Spassky – And – The Englishes

by National Life Master Loal Davis Boris Spassky The “English” is used as the name of an Opening – and also the name of a Defense.  One of the most brilliant players is history, and of course a World Champion, dismantles the “English” then plays the “English”.  “USSR versus The World”“Belgrade – 1970″White … Continue reading

GRENKE Chess Classic 2017 / Round 6

by National Life Master Loal DavisImages courtesy of Derrick Bartotto  Well – That’s it.  Levon Aronian wins with Grenke Chess Classic for 2017 with a round to spare.  After this current sixth round he is one and a half points in the lead.  One round to go.  Levon played creatively throughout. … Continue reading