We saw some interesting time scrambles earlier in the tournament. After that,:
R3 saw a game that lasted 76 moves (and ended in a draw -- between the Americans, of course).
R4 saw only one decisive game, although Caruana-Anand ended in a rather ... | Read More
Ok so here's how this works. Get a timer or preferably a chess clock. Put 3 minutes on that clock at the beginning of each series.
If you get all of puzzle #1 right, give yourself 3 points and put 4 minutes on the clock. If you get puzzle #1 wron... | Read More
Round 3 begins in minutes. What are your predictions?
Especially interesting match-ups today are:
Nakamura vs. Caruana
The top 2 U.S. players must duke it out. After tough losses in round 2, both players will be eager to set their tournaments... | Read More
If not for Dortmund, I would say that Fabiano Caruana should have stayed with Italy (although Dortmund had nothing to do with either of his loyalties). He's come through the first two rounds of this year's Sinquefield Cup the same way Magnus Carls... | Read More
Im pretty bored now, so i decided to write about my latest tournament (a month ago :P)
It was at the SCC, and it's all one big section. Ratings range from unrated to Fide Masters!
In round 1, i was paired vs a little (but sup... | Read More