World Cup 2017 / Finals / Playoffs

    Levon Aronian   Aronian won two rapids games off the cuff from Ling and nets the World Cup 2017 Championship.   [Event “FIDE World Cup 2017 / Finals / Playoff”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.09.27”] [Round “1”] [White “Aronian, Levon”] [Black “Ding, Liren”] [Result “1-0”] [PlyCount “59”] [EventDate “2017.09.03”] … Continue reading

World Cup 2017 / Finals / Round 4

    All Games Drawn. It is now into tiebreaks.   [Event “FIDE World Cup 2017 / Finals”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.09.26”] [Round “4”] [White “Ding, Liren “] [Black “Aronian, Levon”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] [PlyCount “103”] [EventDate “2017.09.03”] [SourceDate “2017.09.26”] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 … Continue reading

World Cup 2017 / Finals / Round 3

  Game 3 Another Draw   [Event “FIDE World Cup 2017 / Finals”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.09.25”] [Round “3”] [White “Aronian, Levon”] [Black “Ding, Liren”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] [PlyCount “61”] [EventDate “2017.09.03”] [SourceDate “2017.09.25”] 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 dxc4 5. Qa4+ Bd7 6. Qxc4 … 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

GRENKE Chess Classic 2017 / Round 7 / Final

by National Life Master Loal DavisImages from official site (Link Below)  Levon Aronian wins the GRENKE Chess Classic for 2017 by a point and a half as every game this round was drawn.  Such was the fighting spirit in each and every game that I have included all four draws here (below). … Continue reading

GRENKE Chess Classic 2017 / Round 6

by National Life Master Loal DavisImages courtesy of Derrick Bartotto  Well – That’s it.  Levon Aronian wins with Grenke Chess Classic for 2017 with a round to spare.  After this current sixth round he is one and a half points in the lead.  One round to go.  Levon played creatively throughout. … Continue reading

GRENKE Chess Classic 2017 / Round 5

by National Life Master Loal DavisImages courtesy of Derrick Bartotto  Levon Aronian Aronian takes the tournament lead by a full point.  In the following game there may be opposite colored Bishops, but the two extra Pawns turns out to be too much.[Event “GRENKE Chess Classic 2017”][Site “?”][Date “2017.04.20”][Round “5”][White “Aronian, Levon”][Black “Naiditsch, … Continue reading

79th Tata Steel Masters / Round 12

by National Life Master Loal Davis Magnus Carlsen Wesley So is still in the lead by a half point.  Why? well he had a draw today and both Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian won their games (below) and that puts them within a half point of the lead with Yi Wei.  Now … Continue reading

Sinquefield Cup 2016 / Round 6

  There were three decisive games this round. Wesley So’s White victory over Veselin Topalov; Maxime Vachier-Lagrave’s Black victory over Levon Aronian; Liren Ding’s White victory over Peter Svidler. Wesley So  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave  Liren Ding    The following images are courtesy of Derrick Barototto  #NamePtsSB1So, Wesley412.52Anand, Viswanathan3.510.75 Topalov, Veselin3.594Caruana, Fabiano38.75 Nakamura, Hikaru38.25 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime38.25 Ding, Liren38 Aronian, Levon37.759Giri, Anish2.58.2510Svidler, Peter1.54.5 http://grandchesstour.org/live-2016-sinquefield-cup-grand-chess-tour  Continue reading

Sinquefield Cup 2016 / Round 2

 Viswanathan AnandOf the three decisive games today, the first to finish was Anand’s win over Vachier-Lagrave.  In the Diagram below, White made what at first appeared to be a pseudo sacrifice by taking on e6.Alas there was a fly in the ointment.  Anand stung with the surprising e3 and White … Continue reading