Archive for the 'France' Category

2017 World Chess CupSeptember 2nd-27th, 2017 (Tbilisi, Georgia)SEMI-FINALS Levon Aronian vs. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Wesley So vs. Ding Liren Drum Coverage| Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 || Semifinals | Finals | Photos by Maria Emelianova (chess.com), Anastasia Kharlovich (fide.org), Lennart Ootes. The 2017 World Cup is coming […]

Read Full Post »

2014 Sinquefield CupAugust 27th – September 7th, 2014 (St. Louis, USA)Round #10 – Saturday, 6 September 2014 1 Aronian, L ARM ½-½ Caruana, F ITA 2 Topalov, V BUL ½-½ Carlsen, M NOR 3 Nakamura, H USA ½-½ Vachier-Lagrave, M FRA Official Site Caruana wins 2014 Sinquefield Cup! Fabiano Caruana, 2014 Sinquefield Cup champion! For […]

Read Full Post »

2014 Sinquefield CupAugust 27th – September 7th, 2014 (St. Louis, USA)Round #9 – Friday, 5 September 2014 1 Caruana, F ITA ½-½ Nakamura, H USA 2 Carlsen, M NOR ½-½ Aronian, L ARM 3 Vachier-Lagrave, M FRA ½-½ Topalov, V BUL Official Site All three games drawn for the first time! Round nine… hard to […]

Read Full Post »

2014 Sinquefield CupAugust 27th – September 7th, 2014 (St. Louis, USA)Round #8 – Thursday, 4 September 2014 1 Caruana, F ITA ½-½ Carlsen, M NOR 2 Aronian, L ARM ½-½ Vachier-Lagrave, M FRA 3 Nakamura, H USA 0-1 Topalov, V BUL Official Site Carlsen breaks streak… holds Caruana to a draw. Caruana leaving the playing […]

Read Full Post »

2014 Sinquefield CupAugust 27th – September 7th, 2014 (St. Louis, USA)Round #7 – Wednesday, 3 September 2014 1 Vachier-Lagrave, M FRA 0-1 Caruana, F ITA 2 Carlsen, M NOR 1-0 Nakamura, H USA 3 Topalov, V BUL ½-½ Aronian, L ARM Official Site Carlsen surging… dispatches Nakamura.Caruana continues immortal streak! Twitter is a chess player’s […]

Read Full Post »

2014 Sinquefield CupAugust 27th – September 7th, 2014 (St. Louis, USA)Round #6 – Tuesday, 2 September 2014 1 Caruana, F ITA 1-0 Topalov, V BUL 2 Carlsen, M NOR ½-½ Vachier-Lagrave FRA 3 Aronian, L ARM ½-½ Nakamura, H USA Official Site Fabiano Caruana on a Fischeresque 6-0 blitz… history books being rewritten. Let’s start […]

Read Full Post »

2014 Sinquefield CupAugust 27th – September 7th, 2014 (St. Louis, USA)Round #5 – Sunday, 31 August 2014 1 Nakamura, H USA 0-1 Caruana, F ITA 2 Aronian, L ARM 0-1 Carlsen, M NOR 3 Topalov, V BUL 1-0 Vachier-Lagrave FRA Official Site “Fab Five”… unprecedented performance in strongest tournament! Two products of the American Swiss […]

Read Full Post »

2014 Sinquefield CupAugust 27th – September 7th, 2014 (St. Louis, USA)Round #4 – Saturday, 30 August 2014 1 Caruana, F ITA 1-0 Aronian, L ARM 2 Carlsen, M NOR ½-½ Topalov, V BUL 3 Vachier-Lagrave FRA ½-½ Nakamura, H USA Official Site Caruana is now at 2820 on live list.Photo by uschesschamps.com. A tremendous tsunami […]

Read Full Post »

2014 Sinquefield CupAugust 27th – September 7th, 2014 (St. Louis, USA)Round #3 – Friday, 29 August 2014 1 Carlsen, M NOR 0-1 Caruana, F ITA 2 Vachier-Lagrave FRA 1-0 Aronian, L ARM 3 Topalov, V BUL 1-0 Nakamura, H USA Official Site Caruana on fire at 3/3, beats Carlsen! What a homecoming it has been […]

Read Full Post »

2014 Sinquefield CupAugust 27th – September 7th, 2014 (St. Louis, USA)Round #2 – Thursday, 28 August 2014 1 Nakamura, H USA ½-½ Carlsen, M NOR 2 Caruana, F ITA 1-0 Vachier-Lagrave FRA 3 Aronian, L ARM 1-0 Topalov, V BUL Official Site Caruana wins again… Topalov loses again… this time to Aronian. Nakamura-Carlsen showdown drawn. […]

Read Full Post »

2014 Sinquefield CupAugust 27th – September 7th, 2014 (St. Louis, USA)Round #1 – Wednesday, 27 August 2014 1 Vachier-Lagrave FRA ½-½ Carlsen, M NOR 2 Aronian, L ARM ½-½ Nakamura, H USA 3 Topalov, V BUL 0-1 Caruana, F ITA Official Site “Fire on Board” in MVL-Carlsen… Topalov toppled. Carlsen had to find the resourceful […]

Read Full Post »

Six of the world’s top ten chess players will assemble in what has recently been claimed as America’s “Chess Capital”. St. Louis will host the 2nd Sinquefield Cup beginning today touts the strongest ever tournament on American soil. With the average rating at a stratospheric 2801.67 it is the first tournament whose average rating tops […]

Read Full Post »

QUEEN NEFERTARI (Egypt) Each year in America, the Black community commemorates the accomplishments of many pioneers who overcame political exclusion, racial discrimination and socioeconomic hardships. In general the many historic figures are given each year during “Black History Month” and their accomplishments are reflected. The Chess Drum will take this opportunity to highlight some that […]

Read Full Post »

GM Hicham HamdouchiPhoto by Daaim Shabazz. Long-time Moroccan ace Hicham Hamdouchi has won the French Championship after winning a tiebreak match over fellow GM Jean-Marc Degraeve. Hamdouchi has lived in France for many years after studying at University of Montpellier, but changed his federation some years back and has taken a wife in France. This […]

Read Full Post »

Perhaps one of the most ebullient players has become a hit on the online chess scene. Aurélie Dacalor has joined the team that produced the “Chess & Strategy” videos. The Women’s FIDE Master can also be seen promoting popular book titles in “Au Pays des Livres” series. The videos are all short and are well-done […]

Read Full Post »

Next »