79th Tata Steel Masters / Round 3

 by National Life Master Loal Davis  Sergey Karjakin Karjakin played the White pieces against Van Wely’s Pirc Defense arriving at a position where White was slightly better, but then made a very interesting move of maintaining the tension on the e5 square instead of exchanging.  This was rife with tactical opportunities and not … Continue reading

FIDE World Chess Rapids/Blitz

FIDE World Chess Rapids/Blitz:47 year old Ukraine GM Vassily Ivanchuk wins FIDE World Chess Rapid Championship..   World Champion GM Ivanchuk interviewed by Chess journalist Anastazia KarlovichShe wants to talk Chess, He wants to talk Checkers……. http://fb.me/ReXhLeehRd15 Ivanchuk (2771) – Melkumyan (2736) 1-01. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bf4 Bg7 4. e3 d6 5. … Continue reading

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/12

 Is watching Paint Dry exciting ? This D-R-A-W was an extremely bitter disappointment.   “Carlsen-Karjakin WC 2016″Round “12″White “Carlsen, Magnus (NOR)”Black “Karjakin, Sergey (RUS)”1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. d4 Bf6 10. Re1 … Continue reading

World Chess Championship Rd/11

World Chess Championship Rd/11For the 7th time of the Match the Ruy Lopez was Played.Sergey Karjakin played white and maintained control with a slight edge with the Knights removed, looking for more of a strategic than tactical play until Magnus plays 19…d5 which took time for Karjakin to recover ..[25 minutes … 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