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

Breaking 2600

Wejun breaks 2600!     Top 10 Gibraltar Masters 2017  rd9/10RkSNoNameFEDRtgPtsTB1124Anton Guijarro DavidESP26507.5287823Nakamura HikaruUSA27857.0282632Vachier-Lagrave MaximeFRA27967.0281945Adams MichaelENG27517.0281858Yu YangyiCHN27387.02811638Ju WenjunCHN25837.02785713Cheparinov IvanBUL26897.02766810Gelfand BorisISR27217.02727930Edouard RomainFRA26137.026851020Howell David W LENG26556.52740Rd 9 Ju (2583) – Maze (2613) 1-0[Event “Gibraltar Masters 2017”][Site “Caleta ENG”][Date “2017.02.01”][Round “9.10”][White “Ju, Wenjun”][Black “Maze, Sebastien”][Result “1-0”][WhiteTitle “GM”][BlackTitle “GM”][WhiteElo “2583”][BlackElo “2613”][ECO “E68”][Opening “King’s Indian”][Variation “fianchetto, classical variation, 8.e4”][WhiteFideId … Continue reading

Isle of Man (chess.com) International 2016 / Sparkler From Yifan Hou

by National Life Master Loal Davis Isle Of Man In the first round of the Isle Of Man Tournament, Yifan Hou (2649) (White) from China beat James Jackson (2311) (Black) from England.  Looking at the rating difference that may not be much of a surprise.  The finish however was quite out of … Continue reading

Women’s World Chess Championship /FINAL

Women’s World Chess Championship /FINALWomen’s World Champion for the fourth time…Hou Yifan with the final score 6-3 over Maria Muzychuk{Photo  Vitaliy Hrabar}Round 9  Sicilian Defense :Hou, Yifan (2673) vs. Muzychuk, Mariya (2554)WCh Women 2016 | Lviv UKR | Round 9 | 14 Mar 2016 | ECO: B59 | 1-01. e4 c5 … Continue reading

STLShowdown/Rapids

STLShowdown/RapidsThursdayNov. 121:00 PMBasque Chess (1 game, G/90 +30)FridayNov. 131:00 PMFischer Random Chess (4 games, G/20 +10)SaturdayNov. 141:00 PMRapid Chess (4 games, G/15 + 10)SundayNov. 151:00 PMBlitz Chess (8 games, G/3 +2)               Today’s Round: Rapid Chess Game in 15 min  +10This Image is before the start of round 2 .Rd 1  Nakamura-Caruana .. Hikaru had chances … Continue reading