Last 2 Qualifiers

    Last 2 Qualifiers : To participate in the  2018 Candidates Tournament –: Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan, overall 340  Grand  prix points in the series) and Alexander Grischuk (Russia, 336,4 grand prix points).  The Grand Prix, a series of four Swiss-style tournaments with 24 participants,  held this year in Sharjah, … 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

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

21st European Teams Championship/Rd8

21st European Teams Championship/Rd8 21st European Teams Championship in Hersonissos, Crete, Greece. 27 Oct 2017 – 7 Nov 2017 Swiss System in 9 rounds, with one open section and one section for the women’s teams, each considered as separate competitions. According to ECU and FIDE rules, the time control will be … Continue reading

GCT PARIS/Blitz Day 1

.GCT PARIS/Blitz Day 1Day one of Blitz Chess in Paris:  Game in 5/3 sec delay.. 9 roundsMagnus Carlsen leads with Hikaru Nakamura a game behind..Carlsen started out hot scoring full points through 4 rounds. He then  flagged against Alexander Grischuck in round 5 ..  Is this a Loss or Drawn Position…BothRd5 Carlsen – … Continue reading