Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 2017/Rd6

Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 2017/Rd6:2nd Leg of the FIDE Grand Prix taking place in Moscow , May 12-21 2017 {Round 5 Photo Gallery}GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and GM Ding Liren tied for the lead,Nakamura wins now one of six players a half point back…Rd6 GM Nakamura (2786) - GM Nepomniachtchi (2751) 1-01. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 … 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

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 4

by National Life Master Loal DavisImages courtesy of Derrick Bartotto  Vachier-Lagrave beats Hou in a very respectable Spanish Game ending.[Event "GRENKE Chess Classic 2017"][Site "?"][Date "2017.04.19"][Round "4"][White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"][Black "Hou, Yifan"][Result "1-0"][PlyCount "135"][EventDate "2017.04.15"][SourceDate "2017.04.19"]1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 d5 6. Nbd2 … 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

GRENKE Chess Classic 2017 / Round 2

by National Life Master Loal DavisImages courtesy of Derrick Bartotto  There were three decisive games in the second round.  Yifan Hou won again and leads the pack.  Fabiano Caruana bounced back from his loss yesterday, and Vachier-Lagrave notched the remaining win of this round. [Event "GRENKE Chess Classic 2017"][Site "?"][Date "2017.04.16"][Round "2"][White “Meier, … Continue reading