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

London Chess Classic 2016 / Round 4

All Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto   Hikaru Nakamura continued being the only person who won a game for the 2nd day in a row.  Today Veselin Topalov was his victim.  The game started out as a Caro Kann Defense, but with the Advance Variation being played, Hikaru played a fast c5 … Continue reading

London Chess Classic 2016 / Round 3

by National Life Master Loal Davis       Only one decisive game today.  Click on any Diagram to step through the PGN file. “GCT London Chess Classic 2016″ Round “3″ White “Nakamura, Hikaru (USA)” Black “Anand, Viswanathan (IND)”1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. cxd5 exd5 6. … Continue reading

Champions Showdown 2016 / Day 3 / Rnds 5 & 6

 Hikaru Nakamura Not a good tournament so far for Fabiano Caruana.  He tried Lasker’s Defense in the Queen’s Gambit against Hikaru, played what appeared to be a dubious gambit of the ‘b’ Pawn, and then suffered trying to make something out – well – not much.  There was no real initiative … Continue reading