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

World Chess Championship Rd/10 – Carlsen Strikes Back !

  Things are looking up for Magnus Carlsen.  The World Champion struck back today with a grinding win via the Ruy Lopez – or Spanish Torture as it is sometimes referred to.  Sergey Karjakin was under pressure throughout and Magnus did not let up.  Bravo !  The match is now tied … Continue reading

World Chess Championship Rd/9

The Images Below Are The Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto.           Another LONG “DRAWN” OUT GAME.– Again with Rooks and Bishops –   “Carlsen-Karjakin WCC 2016” [Round “9”] White “Karjakin, Sergey (RUS)” Black “Carlsen, Magnus (NOR)”1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 … Continue reading

World Chess Championship Rd/8 – Karjakin Draws 1st Blood !

by National Life Master Loal Davis Sergey Karjakin Click On Any Diagram (Below) To Step Through The Game (PGN Notation).  Both players “agreed” to a symmetrical Pawn structure by move 12. On move 24 Carlsen splits his Pawns; why? By move 32, Carlsen shed a Pawn but had a Bishop in what was becoming an … Continue reading

World Chess Championship Rd/7

All Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto Game Seven – DRAW The second half of the match begins MUCH like the first half and the “style” of the game is akin to the last few games; balanced Pawn structure, opposite colored Bishops, and maybe a set of Rooks on the board.  The fact … Continue reading

World Chess Championship Rd/6

All Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto Six Draws – and counting? This DRAW featured a “Marshall-Type Gambit” in the Ruy Lopez.   “Carlsen-Karjakin WCC 2016”Round “6”White “Karjakin, Sergey (RUS)”Black “Carlsen, Magnus (NOR)”1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. … Continue reading

World Chess Championship Rd/2

All images are courtesy of Derrick Bartotto.    Round Two was another well played draw.  With the symmetrical Pawn structure, and perhaps the temperament of the two players, the results was not a surprise.  Tomorrow is a Rest Day.  “Carlsen-Karjakin World Championship” Round “2” White “Karjakin, Sergey (RUS)” Black “Carlsen, Magnus (NOR)”1. e4 … Continue reading