Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017 / Rounds 4 & 5

by National Life Master Loal Davis.All images courtesy of Derrick Bartotto.   There were two decisive games in round 4 and 3 in round 5  -  Good/Strong/Fighting chess. Anand versus Oparin – sledge hammer blows in a Breyer variation of the Ruy Lopez.[Event "Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017"][Site "?"][Date "2017.04.15"][Round "4"][White “Anand, Viswanathan … Continue reading

Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017 / Round 1

by National Life Master Loal Davis  Vladimir Kramnik / Hikaru Nakamura / Vishy Anand / Boris Gelfand / Peter Svidler / Grigoriy Oparin / Yannick PelletierZurich, Switzerland13 - 17  April, 2017New Classical :45 minutes all moves + 30 seconds increment “Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017″Round “1″White “Kramnik, Vladimir (RUS)”Black “Anand, Viswanathan (IND)”1. c4 c5 2. … 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 11 / Last but not Final

by National Life Master Loal Davis    There were two decisive games in the “Final” round and one had partial affect on the playoffs which are to be played on Monday the 10th of April.  There “were” three and now, because Nakamura took out Akobian, we are down to just two.  The … Continue reading

U.S. Women’s Championship 2017 / FINAL

 U.S. Women’s Championship 2017 / FINALSabina-Francesca Foisor WINS the 2017  U.S. Women’s Championship ..Virkud, Apurva vs Foisor, Sabina-FrancescaSabina was off to an early advantage playing Black of the Nimzo Indian Defense by move 10 she looked in control – then through out the game. Killer  Queen sacrifice on Move 26 well deserved Championship ..  The … Continue reading

Dutch Championship General KNDB 2017

   Dutch Championship General KNDB 2017 underway Round 4..remaining schedule..Maandag 10 april13.00 uur Aanvang ronde 5Dinsdag 11 april13.00 uur Aanvang ronde 6Woensdag 12 april10.00 uur Aanvang ronde 716.00 uur Aanvang ronde 8Donderdag 13 april13.00 uur Aanvang ronde 919.30 uur KloksimultaanVrijdag 14 april13.00 uur Aanvang ronde 10Zaterdag 15 april09.30 uur 4-tallen jeugddamtoernooi10.30 … 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