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

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

GRENKE Chess Classic 2017 / Round 5

by National Life Master Loal DavisImages courtesy of Derrick Bartotto  Levon Aronian Aronian takes the tournament lead by a full point.  In the following game there may be opposite colored Bishops, but the two extra Pawns turns out to be too much.[Event "GRENKE Chess Classic 2017"][Site "?"][Date "2017.04.20"][Round "5"][White "Aronian, Levon"][Black “Naiditsch, … Continue reading

GRENKE Chess Classic 2017 / Round 3

by National Life Master Loal DavisImages courtesy of Derrick Bartotto   The “One That Got Away”. “GRENKE Chess Classic 2017″Round “3″White “Hou, Yifan”Black “Carlsen, Magnus”1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. a4 e5 7. Nf3 Be7 8. Bg5 Be6 9. Bxf6 Bxf6 10. Nd5 … Continue reading

Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017 / Rounds 4 & 5

by National Life Master Loal Davis.All images courtesy of Derrick Bartotto.   There were two decisive games in round 4 and 3 in round 5  -  Good/Strong/Fighting chess. Anand versus Oparin – sledge hammer blows in a Breyer variation of the Ruy Lopez.[Event "Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017"][Site "?"][Date "2017.04.15"][Round "4"][White “Anand, Viswanathan … Continue reading

Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017 / Round 1

by National Life Master Loal Davis  Vladimir Kramnik / Hikaru Nakamura / Vishy Anand / Boris Gelfand / Peter Svidler / Grigoriy Oparin / Yannick PelletierZurich, Switzerland13 - 17  April, 2017New Classical :45 minutes all moves + 30 seconds increment “Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017″Round “1″White “Kramnik, Vladimir (RUS)”Black “Anand, Viswanathan (IND)”1. c4 c5 2. … Continue reading