Tradewise Gibraltar Chess/FINAL

 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess/FINAL 4 player Playoff determined this Year’s Winner…Levon Aronian Hikaru Nakamura , who won three TradeWise  Gibraltar titles in a row this year was stopped by the French GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the Semi finals play off..   The first two games between the two was drawn in … Continue reading

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess/Rd6

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess/Rd6: David Howell draws against Hikaru Nakamura playing the Scotch Opening.. Rd6 Nakamura(2781) – Howell(2682) 1/2 – 1/2 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Qf6 5. Nb3 Qg6 6. Qe2 Nf6 7. f3 a5 8. Be3 d5 9. Nc3 dxe4 10. O-O-O Be7 … Continue reading

Tata Steel 2018 / Masters / Round 13 / Final

by National Life Master Loal Davis   The Final Results Carlsen & Giri tied for first place.  Carlsen won the Blitz playoff although they both split the money.     Wesley So   Wesley So won a smashing victory in the last round of the Tata Steel Masters 2018 Tournament.  … Continue reading

Tata Steel 2018 / Masters / Round 12

  There were three decisive games in the penultimate round.  There is tight cluster of contenders for top places.  Carlsen and Giri are tied for the lead at 8.5 points.  A half point behind is Mamedyarov.  A half point behind that are Anand and Kramnik.  And – a half point … Continue reading

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess/Rd4

  Tradewise Gibraltar Chess/Rd4:    American GM Hikaru Nakamura remains unbeaten with his 4th win in row.. His performance rating is 3321 (..wow) Rd4 Nakamura (2781) – Grandelius (2647) 1-0 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e6 7. f3 … Continue reading

Tata Steel 2018 / Masters / Round 10

by National Life Master Loal Davis   Shakhriyar Mamedyarov   Super WOW ! for Mamedyarov.  He may well have played THE game of the tournament.  Certainly it was THE attacking/smashing game of the tournament – and with the Black pieces against a formidable Russian GM Peter Svidler.  I can’t say … Continue reading

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess/Rd2

The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 16th Edition: Jan 21-1 Feb 2018   Rd2 Marathon Game after 135 Moves  Hikaru Nakamura secures the win over Valentina Gunina . He’s now 2/2  and on top of the leaderboard.. Rd2 Nakamura (2781) – Gunina (2592) 1-0 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. … Continue reading