U.S. Women’s Championship 2017 / Rd 8

U.S. Women’s Championship 2017 / Rd 8WGM Sabina Francesca Foisor shares the lead with (defending champ)..IM Nazi Paikidze with 5.5/8 after todays victory playing the Catalan against WIM Emily Nguyen.  Rd8 WGM Foisor (2272) –  WIM Nguyen(2173)1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nbd2 e6 5. g3 Nbd7 6. Bg2 Be7 … Continue reading

U.S. Chess Championship 2017 / Round 8

by National Life Master Loal Davis  Varuzhan Akobian [Event "U.S. Championship 2017"] [Site "?"] [Date "2017.04.06"] [Round "8"] [White "Zherebukh, Yaroslav"] [Black "Akobian, Varuzhan"] [Result "0-1"] [PlyCount "56"] [EventDate "2017.03.29"] [SourceDate "2017.04.06"]1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. dxc5 Nf6 6. Ngf3 Qxc5 7. Bd3 Nbd7 … Continue reading

U.S. Chess Championship 2017 / Round 6

by National Life Master Loal Davis  Fabiano Caruana It appeared to be a rather straight-forward game for Caruana.  He was much better , but Kamsky made a tactical slip on the 16th move.  The rest was smooth sailing for White. [Event "U.S. Championship 2017"] [Site "?"] [Date "2017.04.04"] [Round "6"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] … Continue reading

U.S. Chess Championship 2017 / Round 5

by National Life Master Loal Davis  Robson versus Shabalov was a see-saw affair with BOTH players better (probably winning) at one time or another.  At the tend of the mud slinging, Ray (White) was the only one left standing.[Event "U.S. Championship 2017"] [Site "?"] [Date "2017.04.02"] [Round "5"] [White "Robson, Ray"] … Continue reading