World Cup 2017 / Round 6 / Day 1 / Semi-Finals

  [Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.09.19”] [Round “6.1”] [White “So, Wesley”] [Black “Ding, Liren”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] [PlyCount “94”] [EventDate “2017.09.03”] [SourceDate “2017.09.19”] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 d6 6. O-O O-O 7. Re1 a5 8. Nbd2 Be6 … Continue reading

World Cup 2017 / Round 5 / Day 2

  [Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.09.16”] [Round “5.2”] [White “Ding, Liren”] [Black “Rapport, Richard”] [Result “1-0”] [PlyCount “81”] [EventDate “2017.09.03”] [SourceDate “2017.09.16”] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Nc3 Ne4 8. Bd2 Bf6 … Continue reading

World Cup 2017 / Round 5 / Day 1

  [Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.09.15”] [Round “5.1”] [White “Aronian, Levon”] [Black “Ivanchuk, Vassily”] [Result “1-0”] [PlyCount “47”] [EventDate “2017.09.03”] [SourceDate “2017.09.15”] 1. c4 e6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 dxc4 4. Qa4+ c6 5. Qxc4 b5 6. Qc2 Bb7 7. Nf3 Nd7 8. Nc3 Rc8 … Continue reading

58th Annual Armed Forces Open

58th Annual Armed Forces Open October 7-9, 2017 US Military Academy, West Point, NY A 5 round Swiss System tournament. Time controls 40/2;d5 followed by SD/30;d5 USCF & FIDE Rated  ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….   2nd U.S. Military Veterans Open [MVO] October 7-9, 2017 US Military Academy  West Point, NY This event is open … Continue reading

World Cup 2017 / Highlights From Round 4 / Day 2

  Levon Aronian   [Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.09.13”] [Round “4.2”] [White “Aronian, Levon”] [Black “Dubov, Daniil”] [Result “1-0”] [PlyCount “194”] [EventDate “2017.09.03”] [SourceDate “2017.09.13”] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. Nc3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 c5 … Continue reading

World Cup 2017 / Highlights From Round 4 / Day 1

    [Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.09.12”] [Round “4.1”] [White “Ivanchuk, Vassily”] [Black “Giri, Anish”] [Result “1-0”] [PlyCount “81”] [EventDate “2017.09.03”] [SourceDate “2017.09.12”] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 Nxe4 4. Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5 Nd7 6. Nxd7 Bxd7 7. O-O Bd6 8. Qh5 … Continue reading

World Cup 2017 / Highlights From Round 3 / Day 2

  Wesley So   [Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.09.10”] [Round “3.2”] [White “Dubov, Daniil”] [Black “Artemiev, Vladislav”] [Result “1-0”] [PlyCount “81”] [EventDate “2017.09.03”] [SourceDate “2017.09.10”] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 h6 … Continue reading

World Cup 2017 / Highlights From Round 3 / Day 1

  by National Life Master Loal Davis   Xiangzhi Bu   Xiangzhi Bu was the “player of the day” when he took out the World Champion Magnus Carlsen in grand style.  Style is one thing; accuracy is another.  BUT – It does show that Carlsen can be bamboozled, confused, threatened, … Continue reading

World Cup 2017 / Highlights From Round 2 / Day 2

  Michael Adams   [Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.09.07”] [Round “2.2”] [White “Adams, Michael”] [Black “Rodshtein, Maxim”] [Result “0-1”] [PlyCount “126”] [EventDate “2017.09.03”] [SourceDate “2017.09.07”] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. O-O Bg4 7. h3 Bxf3 … Continue reading

World Cup 2017 / Highlights From Round 2 / Day 1

    [Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”] [Site “?”] [Date “2017.09.06”] [Round “2.1”] [White “Anand, Viswanathan”] [Black “Kovalyov, Anton”] [Result “0-1”] [PlyCount “86”] [EventDate “2017.09.03”] [SourceDate “2017.09.06”] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. Be3 … Continue reading