U.S. Junior Championship / Liu vs Troff / Rnd 5

by National Life Master Loal Davis Bovey Liu vs Kayden Troff   There was a game that really caught my eye in the 5th round of the U.S. Junior Championship between Bovey Liu vs Kayden Troff.  Before getting into that game (Diagram Above), I’d like to share a position from a … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Open 2016 In St. Louis / Rnd 6 Game

by National Life Master Loal Davis  My best game of the latest Thanksgiving Open 2016 in St. Louis was in the last (6th) round – a game I lost.  The entire tournament was worth this game.  I was playing up against a Senior Master (2400+).  I was winning handily very rapidly … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Open 2016 In St. Louis / Rnd 5 Game

by National Life Master Loal Davis  Striking the Base of the Pawn Chain is the recommended point of of attack that serves well in most cases.  My 5th round in the latest Thanksgiving Open 2016 at the St. Louis Chess Club is a good case in point.  White is an Expert. Mathew … Continue reading

Master v Collective [Final]

                NM DAVIS – QG CollectiveMaster v Collective [Final]:National Life Master Loal Davis  K.O.s the QG Collective .. What started out as a slow and  meticulous opening  abruptly unfolds  into a  full all out assault after thee ole 1-2 pounch on move 12. Nxc6 Bxc6 13. fxe5  dxe5 14. Qxd8 Raxd8  the collective hits the canvass  for the first time ..The … Continue reading

MASTER v COLLECTIVE

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GM Yermolinsky(2622) – NM Davis(2237){Chicago Open}

 We’re excited to announce that our Top QM will be our correspondent for this year’s U.S. Championships! The U.S. Championship and the U.S. Women’s Championship will be held concurrently, and the first round for each begins on April 15.GM Yermolinsky(2622) – NM Davis(2237){Chicago Open}1. d4 d5 2. c4 d5xc4 3. … Continue reading