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

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


STL ARCHBISHOPS CHAMPS 2017 2017 Pro Chess League Champions Saint Louis ArchbishopsSaint Louis Arch Bishops defeats Norway Gnomes 9-7 in the 4th round.The team also wins $20,000 for 1st place..Wesley So (MVP) went 3-1 his 2nd loss this season came in the last round facing World Champion Magnus Carlsen In the Post Game Interview … 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

79th Tata Steel Masters / Round 9

All Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto.   Magnus Carlsen bounced back from his loss yesterday to score the only win in Round 9. “Tata Steel Masters 2017″Round “9″White “Carlsen, Magnus (NOR)”Black “Van Wely, Loek (NED)”1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. g4 h6 7. … Continue reading


79th TATA STEEL CHESS TOURNAMENT/Pairings:  Tata Steel Masters Playing Schedule Round 1 – Saturday the 14thHarikrishna, P. – Aronian, L. Adhiban, B. – Van Wely, L. Eljanov, P. – Rapport, R. Karjakin, S. – Giri, A. So, W. – Carlsen, M. Wojtaszek, R. – Nepomniachtchi, I. Andreikin, D. – Wei, Y. Round 2 – Sunday the 15thAronian, L. – … Continue reading

FIDE World Chess Rapids/Blitz

FIDE World Chess Rapids/Blitz:47 year old Ukraine GM Vassily Ivanchuk wins FIDE World Chess Rapid Championship..   World Champion GM Ivanchuk interviewed by Chess journalist Anastazia KarlovichShe wants to talk Chess, He wants to talk Checkers……. Ivanchuk (2771) – Melkumyan (2736) 1-01. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bf4 Bg7 4. e3 d6 5. … Continue reading

FIDE World Chess Rapids/ Day 2

 FIDE World Chess Rapids /Day 2 in Doha,Qatar  GM Vassily Ivanchuk stealing the show with a score of 8/10..Below is the list of his opponents, Round 11 pairing- playing Black against Russian GM Nepomniachtchi..Rd.Bo.SNo NameRtgIFEDPts.Res.wew-weKrtg+/-11063GMPerez2596ARG5,0s 10,730,27205,402543GMMatlakov2662RUS5,5w 10,650,35207,003223GMTomashevsky2710RUS6,5s ½0,58-0,0820-1,604451GMVidit2643IND7,0w 10,670,33206,605311GMAronian2770ARM7,0s 00,50-0,5020-10,0061125GMDreev2705RUS5,5w 10,590,41208,20711GMCarslen2906NOR7,0w 10,320,682013,608321GMKorobov2714UKR7,0s ½0,58-0,0820-1,609556GMPantsulaia2622GEO6,0s 10,700,30206,001025GMMamedyarov2805AZE7,5w 10,450,552011,001123GMNepomniachtchi2812RUS7,5s Rd7 Ivanchuk (2771) – Carlsen (2906) 1-01. d4 … Continue reading

World Chess Championship 2016 / Final / Carlsen Wins !

 All Images Are Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto. Magnus Carlsen Wins Match  The match controls were as follows:The first player to reach 6.5 points is the winner, with a 6-6 tie decided by four 25 minute + 10 second/move rapid games. If still tied, up to five two-game 5+3 blitz matches are played. … Continue reading