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

London Chess Classic 2015 / Round 6

by National Life Master Loal Davis Alexander Grischuk  7th London Chess Classic 2015.12.07Round “6”White “Grischuk, Alexander (RUS)”Black “Anand, Viswanathan (IND)” 1. c4 e5 2. d3 Nc6 3. Nf3 f5 4. g3 Nf6 5. Bg2 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Bxd2+ 7. Qxd2 O-O 8. Nc3 d6 9. O-O Bd7 10. Nd5 Nxd5 11. cxd5 Ne7 12. … Continue reading