GCT PARIS/Blitz Final

GCT PARIS/Blitz Final Magnus Carlsen Wins 1st leg of Grand Chess Tour in  Paris… World No.1 Magnus Carlsen and World No.8  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave finished the tournament with 24 points combined with Rapid and Blitz, so  hey had to play a 2 game Tie break. {2 Blitz games and one Armageddon game  to follow if … 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

5th Norway Chess 2017 / Round 8

by National Life Master Loal Davis Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Magnus Carlsen were tied for last place yesterday.  Today they both won their games.  Maxime forcibly downed Vladimir Kramnik – no mean feat. [Event “5th Norway Chess 2017”][Site “?”][Date “2017.06.15”][Round “8”][White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (FRA)”][Black “Kramnik, Vladimir (RUS)”][Result “1-0”][PlyCount “95”][EventDate “2017.06.10”][SourceDate “2017.06.15”]1. e4 … Continue reading

5th Norway Chess 2017 / Round 7

 Levon Aronian Yet another win from the hands of Aronian on the Black side of a Giuoco Pianissimo.  He has beaten Carlsen, Kramnik, and now Karjakin.  Levon is in the lead by a half point with two more rounds to go. [Event “5th Norway Chess 2017”][Site “?”][Date “2017.06.14”][Round “7”][White “Karjakin, Sergey (RUS)”][Black … Continue reading

5th Norway Chess 2017 / Round 4

 There were three victories in Round 4; all White wins. Levon Aronian defeated the current World Champion Magnus Carlsen in very convincing fashion in a Semi-Slav. [Event “5th Norway Chess 2017”][Site “?”][Date “2017.06.10”][Round “4”][White “Aronian, Levon (ARM)”][Black “Carlsen, Magnus (NOR)”][Result “1-0”][PlyCount “69”][EventDate “2017.06.10”]1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. … Continue reading

5th Norway Chess 2017 / Round 1

 by National Life Master Loal Davis  Super GM TournamentPlayers : Carlsen, So, Kramnik, Caruana, Vachier-Lagrave,  Nakamura, Aronian, Anand, Giri, KarjakinNo draw offers are allowed !Stavanger, Norway6 – 16 June 20179 Rounds – 10 Player Round RobinRate of play: 100 minutes in 40 moves + 50 minutes in 20 moves + 15 minutes all moves + 30 seconds for each move starting from … Continue reading