King Salman World Blitz and Rapid Championships

For the 1st time in Saudi Arabia, the world chess championships (Rapids and Blitz)  will start on Tuesday DEC 26 .. Where ?  The  APEX Convention Center with the participation of  over 200 international players .. Visa’s were secured for the participants of Iran and Qatar.. “FIDE would like to … Continue reading

2017 Ch Showdown / Rnds 19-30 & Carlsen-Ding Rnds 5-10

        For the Championship Showdown it was Game in 5 minutes (12 games). For Carlsen vs Ding it was Game in 20 minutes (6 games).   Dominguez/So So So Draw So So Draw So Dominguez So Draw So Dominguez Caruana/Grischuk Caruana Draw Caruana Grischuk Draw Caruana Draw … Continue reading

2017 Champions Showdown / Rounds 5-10

by National Life Master Loal Davis     Remember The Speed Involved Today – Day 2.   The results were all over the place – unfortunately so was the quality of play.   Dominguez/So Draw Dominguez Dominguez So Dominguez Draw Caruana/Grischuk Draw Draw Caruana Draw Grischuk Grischuk Nakamura/Topalov Nakamura Draw … Continue reading

2017 Champions Showdown / Rounds 1-4

  The St. Louis Chess Club     The first four rounds were played today – Supreme fighting chess throughout.  All three matches today were tied going into the fourth round.  Nakamura and Dominguez stepped into the lead of their respective matches.   Caruana/Grischuk Caruana Draw Grischuk Draw # Name … Continue reading

Altibox Norway Chess 2017/Blitz

 Altibox Norway Chess 2017/Blitz:World No .1 Magnus Carlsen  dominates  with 7.5/9 and with a  performance  rating of 3069 .Finished a full two-points  over Nakamura and Aronian…..Rd1 Carlsen -Nakamura 1/2- 1/21. Nc3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. Bf4 a6 4. e3 Bf5 5. Bd3 Bxd3 6. cxd3 e6 7. Nf3 Bd6 8. … Continue reading

U.S. Chess Championship 2017 / Playoffs / Final

by National Life Master Loal Davis  Congratulations to Wesley So the 2017 United States Chess Champion. There were two playoff games played at a rapid pace; the first was won by Wesley and the second was a draw.  Major congratulations are also in order for Alexander Onischuk who fully deserved to be … Continue reading

U.S. Chess Championship 2017 / Round 10

by National Life Master Loal Davis       Wesley So   Alexander Onischuk  Varuzhan Akobian It is now a three way tie for first place going into the last round of the U.S. Championship for 2017.   Varuzhan Akobian, Alexander Onischuk, and Wesley So are all tied at 6.5.  Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura … Continue reading