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

STL ARCHBISHOPS CHAMPS 2017

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