Saint Louis Rapids 2017 / Day 4 / Blitz 10-18

    Many Many Games for Rounds 10 through 18.  All Blitz and Results all over the place.   To obtain all games please access the link immediately below and each round of five games can be downloaded for you. http://grandchesstour.org/2017-grand-chess-tour/stlrb    The Rapids and Blitz Overall Standings through the … Continue reading

Saint Louis Rapids 2017 / Day 3 / Rounds 7-9

  Levon Aronian   Levon Aronian is in the lead by a half point after three days of Rapids chess.     Round 7 [Event “Saint Louis Rapid”] [Site “Saint Louis”] [Date “2017.08.16”] [Round “7.4”] [White “Le, Quang Liem”] [Black “Anand, Viswanathan”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] [ECO “E16”] [WhiteElo “2739”] [BlackElo “2783”] … Continue reading

Saint Louis Rapids 2017 / Day 2 / Rounds 4-6

    Round 4 [Event “Saint Louis Rapid”] [Site “Saint Louis”] [Date “2017.08.15”] [Round “4.3”] [White “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”] [Black “Anand, Viswanathan”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] [ECO “C44”] [WhiteElo “2751”] [BlackElo “2783”] [PlyCount “85”] [EventDate “2017.??.??”] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. Bd3 … Continue reading

Saint Louis Rapids 2017 / Day 1

  Round 1   [Event “Saint Louis Rapid”] [Site “Saint Louis”] [Date “2017.08.14”] [Round “1.2”] [White “Anand, Viswanathan”] [Black “Nakamura, Hikaru”] [Result “0-1”] [ECO “C50”] [WhiteElo “2783”] [BlackElo “2792”] [PlyCount “92”] [EventDate “2017.??.??”] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 … Continue reading

Sinquefield Cup 2017 / Round 9 / Final

  by National Life Master Loal Davis   Maxime Vachier-Lagrave   The French National Champion, Vachier-Lagrave wins the Sinquefield Cup 2017.  He nets a clear first in a heavy/competitive field of players.  He finished with 6 points a half point ahead of the field – whatever works – and both … Continue reading

Sinquefield Cup 2017 / Round 8

  by National Life Master Loal Davis   Sergey Karjakin   One decisive game today but nothing changes at the top.  It is still a three way tie first place between Anand, Vachier-Lagrave, and Aronian.  There is ONE round to go.   Karjakin (World Champion Candidate) milked a Giuoco Pianissimo for … Continue reading

Sinquefield Cup 2017 / Round 7

  by National Life Master Loal Davis   Viswanathan Anand   It is now a three way tie (Vachier-Lagrave / Anand / Aronian) for first place (see score table below) and two more rounds to go.   Sinquefield Cup 2017 Round “7” White “Anand, Viswanathan (IND)” Black “Nepomniachtchi, Ian (RUS)” … Continue reading