Keating Tops Three Masters to Claim 2016 Des Moines Fall Classic

Dr. Robert Keating captured first place in the 2016 Des Moines Fall Classic held November 12 -13 at the Ramada Inn on Army Post Road in Des Moines, Iowa. Twenty-nine players competed in a five round FIDE rated Swiss tournament that included three masters and two experts. This year’s version of the Des Moines Fall Classic was an Iowa Gran Prix qualifier. Keating won in round five while James Neal II and Valerie Kosokin played to a draw giving Keaton clear first place. Keating finished with 4.5 points while Joseph Wan joined Neal and Kosokin to finish with 4 points each tying for second place. Michael Takahashi scored 3.5 points to win the U1900 section. Four players, Robert Vance, Eric Vigil,

World Championship Schedule

The first four games of the World Chess Championship have been drawn. Game 5 starts Thursday. All rounds begin at 1 P.M. CST. Friday, November 11. Game 1. Magnus Carlsen vs. Sergey Karjakin 1/2-1/2 Saturday, November 12. Game 2. Sergey Karjakin vs. Magnus Carlsen 1/2-1/2 Sunday, November 13. Rest Day. Monday, November 14. Game 3. Magnus Carlsen vs. Sergey Karjakin 1/2-1/2 Tuesday, November 15. Game 4. Sergey Karjakin vs. Magnus Carlsen 1/2-1/2 Wednesday, November 16. Rest Day. Thursday, November 17. Game 5. Magnus Carlsen vs. Sergey Karjakin 1/2-1/2 Friday, November 18. Game 6. Sergey Karjakin vs. Magnus Carlsen 1/2-1/2 Saturday, November 19. Rest Day. Sunday, November 20. Game 7. Sergey Ka

Annotated Games from NM Joseph Wan

NM Joseph Wan submitted the following very interesting annotated games for the DGT chess clock giveaway. These two games are also featured in the latest En Passant, which is brimming with great games Mark collected from Iowa Open players. Thanks Joseph!

World Championship

Assistant webmaster Daniel Carson has arranged for iowa-chess.org to partner as an affiliate with AGON for the World Championship. Games will be displayed live here on our site. You can get a 10% Discount on full access (coverage with commentary) using our PromoCode: IOCHESS. The IASCA receives 10% of any $15 or $45 purchases made using our code.

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