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

Altibox Norway Chess 2017/Blitz

 Altibox Norway Chess 2017/Blitz:World No .1 Magnus Carlsen  dominates  with 7.5/9 and with a  performance  rating of 3069 .Finished a full two-points  over Nakamura and Aronian…..Rd1 Carlsen -Nakamura 1/2- 1/21. Nc3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. Bf4 a6 4. e3 Bf5 5. Bd3 Bxd3 6. cxd3 e6 7. Nf3 Bd6 8. … Continue reading

 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

U.S. Chess Championship 2017 / Round 10

by National Life Master Loal Davis       Wesley So   Alexander Onischuk  Varuzhan Akobian It is now a three way tie for first place going into the last round of the U.S. Championship for 2017.   Varuzhan Akobian, Alexander Onischuk, and Wesley So are all tied at 6.5.  Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura … Continue reading

U.S. Chess Championship 2017 / Round 1

by National Life Master Loal Davis Wesley So  The first round of the U.S. Championship for 2017 contained two decisive games and were well played.  Wesley So had a very nice crushing game against Shabalov, but I think it would fair to state that Shabalov did it to himself.  There is no … Continue reading

Tradewise Gibaltar Chess/Final

  Tradewise Gibaltar Chess/Final3 years in a row… Hikaru Nakamura solid as a Rock..Nakamura defeats David Anton Guijarro 1.5 – .5  final Tie Break[Event “Gibraltar Masters TB”] [Site “Caleta ENG”] [Date “2017.02.02”] [Round “2.2”] [White “Nakamura, Hikaru”] [Black “Anton Guijarro, David”] [Result “1-0”] [WhiteTitle “GM”] [BlackTitle “GM”] [WhiteElo “2785”] [BlackElo “2650”] … Continue reading

London Chess Classic 2016 / Round 7

All Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto.   Hikaru Nakamura had the single victory this round against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.  Hikaru, playing White, was out for vengeance (perhaps) for his loss yesterday; he certainly played like it. “GCT London Chess Classic 2016”Round “7”White “Nakamura, Hikaru (USA)”Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (FRA)”1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. … Continue reading