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

U.S. Chess Championship 2017 / Round 1

by National Life Master Loal Davis Wesley So  The first round of the U.S. Championship for 2017 contained two decisive games and were well played.  Wesley So had a very nice crushing game against Shabalov, but I think it would fair to state that Shabalov did it to himself.  There is no … Continue reading

STL ARCHBISHOPS CHAMPS 2017

STL ARCHBISHOPS CHAMPS 2017 2017 Pro Chess League Champions Saint Louis ArchbishopsSaint Louis Arch Bishops defeats Norway Gnomes 9-7 in the 4th round.The team also wins $20,000 for 1st place..Wesley So (MVP) went 3-1 his 2nd loss this season came in the last round facing World Champion Magnus Carlsen In the Post Game Interview … Continue reading

79th Tata Steel Masters / Round 13 / Final

All Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto. Wesly So Enroute To His Last Round Victory – Winning The Tournament Wesley So finished off the 79th Tata Steel Masters Tournament with a fine win, winning the tournament by a full point ahead of Magnus Carlsen who drew his last round game against Sergey Kudrin. … Continue reading

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

79th TATA STEEL CHESS TOURNAMENT/Pairings

79th TATA STEEL CHESS TOURNAMENT/Pairings:  Tata Steel Masters Playing Schedule Round 1 – Saturday the 14thHarikrishna, P. – Aronian, L. Adhiban, B. – Van Wely, L. Eljanov, P. – Rapport, R. Karjakin, S. – Giri, A. So, W. – Carlsen, M. Wojtaszek, R. – Nepomniachtchi, I. Andreikin, D. – Wei, Y. Round 2 – Sunday the 15thAronian, L. – … Continue reading

London Chess Classic 2016 / Round 9 / Final

All Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto.  FINALLY !  Topalov wins a game (the only win) in the last round. “GCT London Chess Classic 2016″[Round "9"]White “Aronian, Levon (ARM)”Black “Topalov, Veselin (BUL)”1. c4 g6 2. Nc3 c5 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 Nc6 5. Nf3 d6 6. O-O e6 7. e3 Nge7 8. … Continue reading