Tradewise Gibraltar Chess/FINAL

 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess/FINAL 4 player Playoff determined this Year’s Winner…Levon Aronian Hikaru Nakamura , who won three TradeWise  Gibraltar titles in a row this year was stopped by the French GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the Semi finals play off..   The first two games between the two was drawn in … Continue reading

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess/Rd6

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess/Rd6: David Howell draws against Hikaru Nakamura playing the Scotch Opening.. Rd6 Nakamura(2781) – Howell(2682) 1/2 – 1/2 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Qf6 5. Nb3 Qg6 6. Qe2 Nf6 7. f3 a5 8. Be3 d5 9. Nc3 dxe4 10. O-O-O Be7 … Continue reading

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess/Rd4

  Tradewise Gibraltar Chess/Rd4:    American GM Hikaru Nakamura remains unbeaten with his 4th win in row.. His performance rating is 3321 (..wow) Rd4 Nakamura (2781) – Grandelius (2647) 1-0 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e6 7. f3 … 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

3rd Sinquefield Cup / Round 6 / Nakamura ! ! ! ! ! / Wow ! ! ! ! !

By National Life Master Loal Davis Hikaru Nakamura Nakamura blew So out of the water – multiple times and rocketed himself into a three way tie for second place.  It wasn’t just that he won, but the way he won – and won – and WON ! Wesley So   … Continue reading

3rd Sinquefield Cup / Round 3

Magnus CarlsenThere were two decisive games this round.  Carlsen versus Vachier-Lagrave and So versus Grischuk.  Both of these White victories appear to be greatly influenced by the clock.  Be that as it may, Carlsen is now in a three way tie for second; Topalov is still in the lead. White (Carlsen) To … Continue reading

3rd Sinquefield Cup Line-up/Ratings & Rnd 1

by National Life Master Loal DavisThese are the parings for the first round.Notice the parings versus the top 12 rated players from the current Live Ratings.The ONLY two swaps/deviations from the top 10 in the Live Ratings list (above) and the 3rd Sinquefield Cup line-up are: Ding Liren (7 – … Continue reading