Magnus Carlsen in Paris GCT 2017 – Leuven next!

I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while but I’ve been super busy so here it is!!! The tournament in Paris was very unpredictable. In the first game that took place on Sunday, Carlsen started off with a loss. On the other hand, Hikaru Nakamura was the dominant player in the first games which made me super happy 😀 I do like Carlsen also though.

The tournament was a combination of Blitz and rapid games. The participants were Wesley So, Fabiano Caruana, Magnus Carlsen, Alexander Grischuk, Mamedyarov Shakhriyar, Vachier-Lagrave, Bacrot Etienne, Caruana Fabiano, Topalov Veselin and Karjakin Sergey.

After losing 4 games, Magnus scored 3 points less but managed to pull himself together in time and defeated Wesley So in the final game.

The following were the final standings

Position Name Fed Rating Points
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2832 14
2 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2761 13
3 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2785 12
4 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2800 11
5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2796 11
6 So, Wesley USA 2812 9
7 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2781 8
8 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2749 5
9 Bacrot, Etienne FRA 2708 4
10 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2808 3

About Magnus Carlsen

Carlsen is a Norwegian grandmaster who earned his grandmaster title at the age of 13. He was the world champion in 2014 and 2015. His Paris success increased his Fide rating to 2900. Three years ago, Carlsen was considered stronger than the legends Garry Kasparov and Bobby Fischer. You may also like

Jay’s Kevin Pillar suspended, just as well!


Toronto is a big city that has been well known for its cultural diversity as it continues to draw major sports events, and we should keep it that way. It is the home to Toronto Blue Jays, a baseball team of the major League. The city is represented in six major league sports with teams in  National Hockey League,  Baseball League, Canadian Football League, Canadian Women’s Hockey League, National Basketball Association and the Major League Soccer.

We’ve hosted many National League  games at the Rogers Centre between 2008 and 2013 and was home to International Bowl, an NCAA post season football game as from 2007 to 2010. We have to preserve this by making sure incidents like this do not repeat and we remain one of the go to places for the sports we all love. I guess this is a reason I like chess, this kind of stuff never happens in chess (or so it seems!).

Toronto Blue Jays suspended Kevin Pillar two games for using anti gay slur on Wednesday during a game against the Atlanta Braves. The incident occurred on Wednesday during night’s game against Atlanta Braves where Kevin Pillar struck out swinging to the end the seventh inning after he was quick pitched by Jason Motte, a Braves pitcher.

The Blue Jays announced the unpaid suspension on Thursday shortly after pillar apologized saying he was utterly embarrassed by his actions toward the pitcher. In his statement, he said that he used inappropriate language and has extended a word that has no place in baseball or anywhere in society today.

Open mindedness and acceptance of differences between people and fans can definitely help show respect and appreciate unique characteristics of people and their ways of life. By treating every person with respect and kindness, we would be more understanding and willing to accept differences in others. If every player can have such kind of tolerance, there would be more peace and harmony than there is in the world of sports.

Toronto Blue Jays – My MLB Recent Results, Odds, Picks and Predictions

The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees picked up their MLB series on Tuesday evening. In Monday’s game, Toronto Blue Jays posted a commanding 7 to 1 victory but scored five runs in the 6th and 7th innings. Yay.

In Tuesdays Match, Jays brought out RHP Mat Latos who has 3.27 ERA. Jays has interesting hitters such as Kevin Pillar who led the way with 13 runs, 31 hits and 8 RBI as well as Kendrys who brought 9 runs, 22 hits and 14 RBI. When combined, results were 3 for 9.

Toronto Blue Jays might have come up with a possible solution after Joe Biagini tossed 41 pitches in Wednesday’s loss to Yankees. For now, Jays have two pitching holes to fill on 8th May to 10th May in Tampa. For now, the main aim is to have Mat Latos pitch Sunday’s start.

They already have starting options with T.J. House and Casey Lawrence. Jays are however missing two members, Aaron Sanchez who is out with ongoing finger woes and J.A who has got shoulder injury. Marcus Stroman left the game on Wednesday night due to tightness in his right arm. The right hander faced 17 batters after 66 pitches and emerged with 8 to 6 loss.

At the time of this writing, Yankees dominate to end Toronto Blue Jays. Mat had three hits including the RBI double as Yankees jumped out to 7 to zero and won for the 15th time.

At least Blue Jays had some good hopes after the game. Stroman said that he is not concerned about his right arm as he will go through his normal procedures during the weekend and will be ready to rock come Tuesday. Let’s hope so 🙂