April 23, 2017

Aronian wins GRENKE chess classic 2017

The GRENKE chess classic took place 15th to 22nd April 2017. Levon Aronian dominated the event winning with 5.5/7 a point and a half clear of Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana. There was a strong open alongside starting on 13th April. Nikita Vitiugov is the winner of the GRENKE Chess Open 2017. The 30-year old Grandmaster from St. Petersburg scored 7,5 points out […]
April 11, 2017

Wesley So is US Chess Champion for 2017

The US Chess Championships took place in Saint Louis 29th March to 10th April 2017. Players in men’s section: So, Shankland, Nakamura, Robson, Caruana,  Xiong, Kamsky, Onischuk, Naroditsky, Akobian, Zherebukh, and Shabalov. Leading players in the women’s Krush, Abrahamyan, Maggie Feng, Zatonskih, Paikidze, Jennifer Yu, etc. Wesley So won the title after beating Alexander Onischuk in a tie-break rapid match. […]
April 10, 2017

Double Attack

How can White win? White can sacrifice the rook 6 times in this fascinating study from Troicki 1910. If the Queen accepts the rook sacrifice, then Knight forks will follow! Solution: 1.Rb4-Qc8 2. Rb8-Qh3 3. Rh8-Nh4 4. R:h4-Qc8 5.Rh8-Qb7 6.Rb8-Qb8 7.Nc6+