2017 Championship Showdown / Carlsen-Ding Rnds 11-18

      Today was Game in 10 minutes (8 games).   Carlsen/Ding Ding Carlsen Carlsen Carlsen Carlsen Draw Carlsen Carlsen   Carlsen vs Ding  / Round 11 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd44. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3 a67. a3 b5 8. Nxc6 Qxc6 9. Bd3 Bb710. O-O Nf6 11. Re1 Rc8 12. Qf3 Bd613. Bd4 Qc7 14. Bxf6 gxf6 15. Qh5 Be516. Nd1 Ke7 17. c3 Rcg8 18. Ne3 Rg519. Qh3 h5 20. Qh4 Rhg8 21. g3 f522. exf5 Qc6 23. Nd5+ Qxd5 24. Be4 Qc425. b3 Qxc3 26. Bxb7 Bf6 27. Rac1 Qxb328. Qe4 Rg4 29. Qe2 h4 30. fxe6 fxe631. Rcd1 hxg3 32. fxg3 Rd433. Kg2 Rxd1 34. Rxd1 Qxa335. Qd2 Qb2 36. Qxb2 Bxb2 37. Bxa6 b438. Bd3 d5 39. Kf3 e5 40. Bc2 e4+41. Ke2 Rc8 42. Bb3 d4 43. Bd5 Rc2+44. Kf1 e3 45. Re1 Rf2+ 46. Kg1 Bc347. Rf1 Rxf1+ 0-1   Ding vs Carlsen  / Round 12 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 c65. O-O Nf6 6. b3 O-O 7. Bb2 Bf58. c4 Nbd7 9. e3 Ne4 10. Nfd2 Ndf611. Nxe4 Bxe4 12. Bh3 Qb6 13. f3 Bxb114. Rxb1 e6 15. Qd3 Rfe8 16. c5 Qc717. e4 b6 18. e5 Nd7 19. b4 a520. a3 Reb8 21. Bc3 Bf8 22. Rfc1 axb423. axb4 bxc5 24. bxc5 Ra3 25. Bf1 Nxc526. dxc5 Bxc5+ 27. Kh1 d428. Rxb8+ Qxb8 29. Qc4 Rxc330. Rxc3 dxc3 31. Qxc5 Qb1 32. Kg2 c233. Qd6 Qd1 34. Bd3 Qd2+ 35. Kh3 Qh6+0-1   Carlsen vs Ding  / Round 13 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d3 Nc6 4. g3 d55. Qe2 Nf6 6. Bg2 Be7 7. O-O O-O8. e5 Nd7 9. c4 d4 10. Re1 Rb811. h4 b5 12. cxb5 Rxb5 13. Na3 Rb814. Nc4 Nb6 15. b3 Nxc4 16. bxc4 Rb617. Ng5 h6 18. Nh3 Bb7 19. Qg4 Kh820. Qh5 Qe8 21. Bxh6 f5 22. Qxe8 Rxe823. Bd2 Kg8 24. Nf4 Kf7 25. Bf3 g626. Rab1 Rxb1 27. Rxb1 Ba8 28. h5 g529. Ng6 Bd8 30. Rb5 g4 31. Bg2 Bb632. a4 1-0   Ding vs Carlsen  / … Continue reading

2017 Ch Showdown / Rnds 19-30 & Carlsen-Ding Rnds 5-10

        For the Championship Showdown it was Game in 5 minutes (12 games). For Carlsen vs Ding it was Game in 20 minutes (6 games).   Dominguez/So So So Draw So So Draw So Dominguez So Draw So Dominguez Caruana/Grischuk Caruana Draw Caruana Grischuk Draw Caruana Draw … Continue reading

GCT PARIS/Blitz Final

GCT PARIS/Blitz Final Magnus Carlsen Wins 1st leg of Grand Chess Tour in  Paris… World No.1 Magnus Carlsen and World No.8  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave finished the tournament with 24 points combined with Rapid and Blitz, so  hey had to play a 2 game Tie break. {2 Blitz games and one Armageddon game  to follow if … Continue reading

GCT PARIS/Blitz Day 1

.GCT PARIS/Blitz Day 1Day one of Blitz Chess in Paris:  Game in 5/3 sec delay.. 9 roundsMagnus Carlsen leads with Hikaru Nakamura a game behind..Carlsen started out hot scoring full points through 4 rounds. He then  flagged against Alexander Grischuck in round 5 ..  Is this a Loss or Drawn Position…BothRd5 Carlsen – … Continue reading

Altibox Norway Chess 2017/Blitz

 Altibox Norway Chess 2017/Blitz:World No .1 Magnus Carlsen  dominates  with 7.5/9 and with a  performance  rating of 3069 .Finished a full two-points  over Nakamura and Aronian…..Rd1 Carlsen -Nakamura 1/2- 1/21. Nc3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. Bf4 a6 4. e3 Bf5 5. Bd3 Bxd3 6. cxd3 e6 7. Nf3 Bd6 8. … 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

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