Isle of Man International – Masters / Round 1

by National Life Master Loal Davis   Alexei Shirov   Many/Many Games.   Some of the winners in the first round of the Isle of Man International 2017 were: Adams, Anand, Carlsen, Caruana over Kramnik, Leko, Nakamura, Shirov, Short, Vallejo Pons   Most of the opponents were not quite top-notch but the battle between Caruana over Kramnik was … Continue reading

World Cup 2017 / Finals / Round 1

  Only One Game With The Two Finalists Levon Aronian (White) on the Right and Liren Ding (Black) on the Left Game Drawn   [Event “FIDE World Cup 2017 / Finals”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.09.23”] [Round “1”] [White “Aronian, Levon”] [Black “Ding, Liren”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] [PlyCount “70”] [EventDate “2017.09.03”] [SourceDate … Continue reading

World Cup 2017 / Semi-Finals Playoffs

  It looks like Aronian and Ding have made it to the Finals.  Tough / Tough Fights ! !   [Event “FIDE World Cup 2017 / SF Playoffs”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.09.21”] [Round “?”] [White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”] [Black “Aronian, Levon”] [Result “1-0”] [PlyCount “127”] [EventDate “2017.09.03”] [SourceDate “2017.09.21”] 1. e4 … Continue reading

World Cup 2017 / Round 6 / Day 2 / Semi-Finals

  [Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.09.20”] [Round “6.2”] [White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”] [Black “Aronian, Levon”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] [PlyCount “37”] [EventDate “2017.09.03”] [SourceDate “2017.09.20”] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a3 O-O … Continue reading

World Cup 2017 / Round 6 / Day 1 / Semi-Finals

  [Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.09.19”] [Round “6.1”] [White “So, Wesley”] [Black “Ding, Liren”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] [PlyCount “94”] [EventDate “2017.09.03”] [SourceDate “2017.09.19”] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 d6 6. O-O O-O 7. Re1 a5 8. Nbd2 Be6 … Continue reading

World Cup 2017 / Round 5 / Day 2

  [Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.09.16”] [Round “5.2”] [White “Ding, Liren”] [Black “Rapport, Richard”] [Result “1-0”] [PlyCount “81”] [EventDate “2017.09.03”] [SourceDate “2017.09.16”] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Nc3 Ne4 8. Bd2 Bf6 … Continue reading

World Cup 2017 / Round 5 / Day 1

  [Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.09.15”] [Round “5.1”] [White “Aronian, Levon”] [Black “Ivanchuk, Vassily”] [Result “1-0”] [PlyCount “47”] [EventDate “2017.09.03”] [SourceDate “2017.09.15”] 1. c4 e6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 dxc4 4. Qa4+ c6 5. Qxc4 b5 6. Qc2 Bb7 7. Nf3 Nd7 8. Nc3 Rc8 … Continue reading

World Cup 2017 / Highlights From Round 4 / Day 2

  Levon Aronian   [Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.09.13”] [Round “4.2”] [White “Aronian, Levon”] [Black “Dubov, Daniil”] [Result “1-0”] [PlyCount “194”] [EventDate “2017.09.03”] [SourceDate “2017.09.13”] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. Nc3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 c5 … Continue reading

World Cup 2017 / Highlights From Round 4 / Day 1

    [Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.09.12”] [Round “4.1”] [White “Ivanchuk, Vassily”] [Black “Giri, Anish”] [Result “1-0”] [PlyCount “81”] [EventDate “2017.09.03”] [SourceDate “2017.09.12”] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 Nxe4 4. Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5 Nd7 6. Nxd7 Bxd7 7. O-O Bd6 8. Qh5 … Continue reading

World Cup 2017 / Highlights From Round 3 / Day 2

  Wesley So   [Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.09.10”] [Round “3.2”] [White “Dubov, Daniil”] [Black “Artemiev, Vladislav”] [Result “1-0”] [PlyCount “81”] [EventDate “2017.09.03”] [SourceDate “2017.09.10”] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 h6 … Continue reading