Posts Tagged ‘ponomariov’

Whirlwind Rapid Play Ends International Match

Tornado warnings sent the four grandmasters in the international match to the basement more than once at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis Wednesday, but the unusual had already hit the boards. GMs Hikaru Nakamura and Ray Robson each won with black in the first of their two rapid games on the […]

Saint Louis GMs Prevail in First Rapid Showdown

The two Saint Louis grandmasters prevailed in the first day of rapid chess in the international match Tuesday at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, each notching a win with white and holding with the black pieces. GM Hikaru Nakamura showed a risky plan that would not work in longer time controls […]

Nakamura, Robson Pull Ahead in Round 6

Grandmasters Hikaru Nakamura and Ray Robson each won with white Sunday to take the lead going into the rapid portion of their international matches at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. Nakamura’s win gives him a 3.5-2.5 lead over Ukrainian Grandmaster Ruslan Ponomariov. Robson leads Finegold 4-2. The match resumes with two […]

Draws Abound in Rounds 4 and 5 in Saint Louis

The world did not end Saturday, even though Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura again played the King’s Indian Defense against GM Ruslan Ponomariov, and the fifth game in the international match ended in a draw. Their match is tied at 2.5 each. The game between GM Ben Finegold and GM Ray Robson went a epic 137 moves, […]

Finegold, Robson Draw; Nakamura Draws Even

Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura evened the score at 1.5 in his international match against GM Ruslan Ponomariov Thursday at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. Ben Finegold and Ray Robson drew their second straight game. Nakamura won but was the first to say it was not because of his opening play with the […]

Ponomariov, Robson Still Lead in Saint Louis

In both games, white played e4; in both games white refused to trade queens to remove black’s castling privilege; and both games ended in a draw. “I had a pleasant position—two bishops,” said Grandmaster Ruslan Ponomariov about his game against GM Hikaru Nakamura Wednesday at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. “This […]

Ponomariov, Robson Score Round One Victories in Saint Louis. Video analysis included

Grandmaster Ruslan Ponomariov uncorked Nf3 on the fifth move against Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura’s King’s Indian Defense and went on to win the first game of their international match Tuesday at the Saint Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center. “This is what happens when you take three and a half months off classical chess,” Nakamura said […]

Nakamura vs. Ponomariov, Finegold vs. Robson Matches in Saint Louis

For the first time ever, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis will host an international chess match featuring the top players in the world. Be there to witness a living legend and one in the making. The CCSCSL will host a 10-game match (six classical, four rapid) between St. Louis Grandmaster (GM) […]

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