Tradewise Gibraltar Chess/FINAL

 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess/FINAL 4 player Playoff determined this Year’s Winner…Levon Aronian Hikaru Nakamura , who won three TradeWise  Gibraltar titles in a row this year was stopped by the French GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the Semi finals play off..   The first two games between the two was drawn in … Continue reading

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess/Rd2

The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 16th Edition: Jan 21-1 Feb 2018   Rd2 Marathon Game after 135 Moves  Hikaru Nakamura secures the win over Valentina Gunina . He’s now 2/2  and on top of the leaderboard.. Rd2 Nakamura (2781) – Gunina (2592) 1-0 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. … Continue reading

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