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Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2014 Round 3

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 22, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2881 2.5
2 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2772 1.5
3 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2783 1.5
4 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2713 1.5
5 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2772 1.5
6 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2760 0.5

Nakamura, Hikaru (2772) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2760) [B12]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2014 Shamkir AZE (3.1), 2014-04-22
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 c5 6. Be3 Qb6 7. Nc3 Nc6 8. dxc5 Bxc5 9. Bxc5 Qxc5 10. Nb5 Kf8 11. Nbd4 Nge7 12. O-O Be4 13. Re1 Qb4 14. a3 Qxb2 15. Rb1 Qxa3 16. Rxb7 Bxf3 17. Nxf3 h6 18. Qd2 g5 19. h4 g4 20. Nd4 Qa5 21. c3 Nxd4 22. Qxd4 Nf5 23. Qd2 d4 24. Bxg4 Qxc3 25. Qe2 Nxh4 26. Bh5 Rh7 27. Qe4 Rc8 28. Qxh7 Qxe1+ 29. Kh2 Qxe5+ 30. g3 Rc7 31. Rb8+ Ke7 32. Qxf7+ Kd6 33. Qf8+ Kd5  1 – 0 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2772) – Carlsen, Magnus (2881) [E20]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2014 Shamkir AZE (3.2), 2014-04-22
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. f3 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Nh5 7. Nh3 f5 8. e3 d6 9. Be2 c5 10. O-O Nc6 11. g4 fxg4 12. fxg4 Nf6 13. Nf2 h6 14. e4 e5 15. d5 Ne7 16. g5 hxg5 17. Bxg5 Qe8 18. Qd3 Qg6 19. Qg3 Bd7 20. Kh1 Rf7 21. Qh4 Raf8 22. Rae1 Qh7 23. Qxh7+ Nxh7 24. Be3 Ng6 25. Nd3 Rxf1+ 26. Rxf1 Rxf1+ 27. Bxf1 Nf6 28. Nf2 Nf4 29. h4 Ng6 30. Bg5 Nh7 31. Bd8 Kf7 32. Kh2 Nf6 33. Kg3 Nf4 34. Kf3 Ba4 35. Nh3 Bd1+ 36. Ke3 Ng6 37. Ng5+ Ke8 38. Ne6 Nxh4 39. Bc7 Kd7 40. Bb8 Bg4 41. Nxg7 a6 42. Bd3 Ng2+ 43. Kd2 Ke7 44. a4 Kf7 45. Bxd6 Kxg7 46. Bxe5 Nh4 47. Bg3 Ng6 48. e5 Nd7 49. e6 Nde5 50. Bxg6 Nxg6 51. Bd6 Kf6 52. Bxc5 Ke5 53. Ke3 Bd1 54. Bb6 Bxa4 55. Bc7+ Kf6 56. Kd4 Ke7 57. c5 Nh4 58. c4 Nf3+ 59. Kc3 Ng5 60. Kb4 Bd1 61. Bg3 Nxe6 62. dxe6 Bf3 63. Bh4+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Radjabov, Teimour (2713) – Caruana, Fabiano (2783) [A34]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2014 Shamkir AZE (3.3), 2014-04-22
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. d4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 g6 7. e4 Bg7 8. Rb1 O-O 9. Be2 cxd4 10. cxd4 Qa5+ 11. Bd2 Qxa2 12. O-O Bg4 13. Rxb7 Bxf3 14. Bxf3 Bxd4 15. Bb4 Rd8 16. Qc1 Na6 17. Bxe7 Rac8 18. Qg5 Nc5 19. Bxc5 Bxc5 20. Bg4 Rd2 21. Rxf7 Kxf7 22. Bxc8 Bxf2+ 23. Kh1 Qc4 24. Qf4+ Kg7 25. Qe5+ Kh6 26. Qf4+ Kg7 27. Qe5+ Kh6 28. Qf4+  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2014 Round 2

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 22, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2881 2
2 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2772 1
3 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2783 1
4 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2713 1
5 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2772 0.5
6 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2760 0.5

Carlsen, Magnus (2881) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2760) [D52]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2014 Shamkir AZE (1.1), 2014-04-20
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 Nbd7 6. e3 Qa5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Rc1 Nxc3 9. bxc3 Ba3 10. Rc2 b6 11. Be2 Ba6 12. O-O Bxe2 13. Qxe2 O-O 14. e4 Rac8 15. e5 Qa4 16. c4 Rfe8 17. Rd1 c5 18. d5 exd5 19. Rxd5 Nf8 20. h4 h6 21. Be3 Ng6 22. Qd3 Re6 23. h5 Ne7 24. Rd6 Bb4 25. Rc1 Re8 26. Rxe6 fxe6 27. Nh4 Qc6 28. a3 Ba5 29. Rd1 Qc7 30. Ng6 Nxg6 31. Qxg6 Qf7 32. Rd3 a6 33. a4 Rf8 34. g4 Qe8 35. Rd6 Qxa4 36. Qxe6+ Kh8 37. Bxh6 Qa1+ 38. Kg2 Rxf2+ 39. Kxf2 Qe1+ 40. Kg2 Qe4+ 41. Kh3 Qh1+ 42. Kg3 Qe1+ 43. Kf4 Bd2+ 44. Rxd2 Qxd2+ 45. Kf5 gxh6 46. Qe8+ Kg7 47. Qe7+  1 – 0 (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2772) – Caruana, Fabiano (2783) [A33]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2014 Shamkir AZE (1.2), 2014-04-20
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 e6 6. a3 Bc5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. e4 O-O 9. Be2 b6 10. O-O Ba6 11. Bf4 d6 12. Nd2 Rc8 13. Re1 Nd7 14. b4 Bb7 15. Rc1 a6 16. Bf1 Re8 17. Qe2 Nce5 18. Be3 Nf6 19. Na4 Ned7 20. Bd4 Qc7 21. f3 Bc6 22. Nc3 Qb8 23. Kh1 Bd8 24. a4 Bc7 25. g3 Qa8 26. Ra1 Bb7 27. Bg2 h6 28. Rec1 Qb8 29. Re1 Qa8 30. Rec1 Qb8 31. f4 e5 32. fxe5 Nxe5 33. Nd5 Nxd5 34. cxd5 Bd8 35. Nf3 Nd7 36. Qd3 Bf6 37. Bh3 Bxd4 38. Qxd4 Rxc1+ 39. Rxc1 Qd8 40. Kg1 Re7 41. Rc3 a5 42. b5 Nc5 43. Re3 Bc8 44. Bg2 Bg4 45. Ne1 Bh5 46. Nc2 Bg6 47. Qc4 Re8 48. Nd4 Qf6 49. Nb3 Nxb3 50. Rxb3 Qa1+ 51. Kf2 f5 52. Re3 fxe4 53. Bxe4 Qe5 54. Kf3 Bxe4+ 55. Rxe4 Qf5+ 56. Ke3 Rc8 57. Qd3 Rf8 58. Kd2 Qg5+ 59. Kc2 Rf2+ 60. Kb3 Qf6 61. Re2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2772) – Radjabov, Teimour (2713) [C07]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2014 Shamkir AZE (1.3), 2014-04-20
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Ngf3 cxd4 6. Bc4 Qd6 7. O-O Nf6 8. Nb3 Nc6 9. Nbxd4 Nxd4 10. Nxd4 a6 11. Re1 Qc7 12. Qe2 Bc5 13. c3 b5 14. Bb3 O-O 15. Bg5 Bb7 16. Bxf6 gxf6 17. Qh5 Bxd4 18. cxd4 Qf4 19. Re3 Be4 20. g3 Qf5 21. Qxf5 Bxf5 22. g4 Bg6 23. f4 f5 24. g5 Kg7 25. Rd1 h6 26. gxh6+ Kxh6 27. Kf2 Kg7 28. d5 exd5 29. Rxd5 Rae8 30. Rxe8 Rxe8 31. Bc2 Rh8 32. Kg3 Re8 33. Rd2 Re3+ 34. Kf2 Rh3 35. Kg2 Re3 36. Kf2 Rh3 37. Ke1 Bh5 38. Bxf5 Re3+ 39. Kf1 b4 40. Bd3 Rf3+ 41. Kg2 Rxf4 42. Bxa6 f5 43. Rf2 Rg4+ 44. Kf1 Rh4 45. Be2 Bf7 46. Bd3 f4 47. a4 bxa3 48. bxa3 Rh3 49. Rd2 Be8 50. Ke1 Kf6 51. Kd1 Ke5 52. Re2+ Kd4 53. Bf5 Ba4+ 54. Kd2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2783) – Karjakin, Sergey (2772) [C67]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2014 Shamkir AZE (2.1), 2014-04-21
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. h3 Ke8 10. Nc3 h5 11. Rd1 Be7 12. Ne2 Nh4 13. Nxh4 Bxh4 14. Be3 Be7 15. Rd2 h4 16. Rad1 Rh5 17. Bf4 a6 18. Nd4 c5 19. Ne2 Be6 20. Nc3 Rd8 21. Nd5 Rd7 22. Nxe7 Rxd2 23. Rxd2 Kxe7 24. a3 Rf5 25. Bh2 Rg5 26. Bf4 Rf5 27. Bh2 Rg5 28. Bf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2881) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2772) [D12]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2014 Shamkir AZE (2.2), 2014-04-21
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bf5 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 h6 7. Bd3 Bxd3 8. Qxd3 e6 9. O-O Bb4 10. Bd2 O-O 11. Rfd1 Bxc3 12. Bxc3 Nbd7 13. b3 Qe7 14. Rac1 Rac8 15. Qe2 Ne4 16. Bb2 Rfd8 17. Ne1 Nd6 18. Ba3 f5 19. Nd3 Nf6 20. Bb4 Qc7 21. Qf3 dxc4 22. bxc4 Nf7 23. a4 a5 24. Be1 b6 25. Qg3 Qxg3 26. hxg3 Ra8 27. f3 Rdb8 28. Rc2 b5 29. Nc5 bxc4 30. Rxc4 Nd5 31. Bd2 e5 32. e4 fxe4 33. Nxe4 Nb6 34. Rxc6 Nd8 35. Rg6 Nc4 36. dxe5 Kh7 37. Rg4 Nxe5 38. Rh4 Ndf7 39. Bc3 Rb3 40. Rd5 Re8 41. Rf4 Re7 42. Bxa5 Ng6 43. Rff5 Nfe5 44. Rd1 Nc4 45. Rc1 Nxa5 46. Rxa5 Ra3 47. Rcc5 Ra2 48. Kh2 Rd7 49. Ra6 Ne7 50. g4 Rb7 51. Rb5 Rc7 52. Nc5 Rc6 53. Rxc6 Nxc6 54. Rb7 Nd4 55. Kh3 Kg8 56. Rb4 Ne2 57. g5 Ng1+ 58. Kg3 Ne2+ 59. Kg4 hxg5 60. Kxg5 Ng1 61. Rg4  1 – 0 (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2760) – Radjabov, Teimour (2713) [D47]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2014 Shamkir AZE (2.3), 2014-04-21
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8. Bd3 b4 9. Ne4 Nxe4 10. Bxe4 Bb7 11. a3 bxa3 12. O-O Bd6 13. Nd2 axb2 14. Bxb2 O-O 15. Ba3 Bxa3 16. Rxa3 Qc7 17. Qc2 h6 18. Nb3 c5 19. Bxb7 Qxb7 20. Nxc5 Nxc5 21. dxc5 Rfc8 22. Rc1 a5 23. c6 Qb5 24. c7 a4 25. h3 Qa5 26. Rd3 a3 27. Rd7 a2 28. Ra1 Ra7 29. Rxa2 Raxc7 30. Rxa5 Rxc2 31. Raa7 Rf8 32. Rdc7 Rxc7 33. Rxc7 g6 34. h4 Kg7 35. g3 h5 36. Kg2 Kf6 37. Kf3 Kg7 38. Kg2 Kf6 39. Kf3 Kg7 40. Kg2 Kf6  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Viswanathan Anand wins the FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 29, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2770 8
2 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2787 6.5
3 Andreikin, Dmitry RUS 2709 6.5
4 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2766 6.5
5 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2757 6.5
6 Aronian, Levon ARM 2830 6.5
7 Svidler, Peter RUS 2758 6
8 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2785 5.5

Andreikin, Dmitry (2709) – Aronian, Levon (2830) [A45]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (13.1), 2014-03-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 g6 3. Bxf6 exf6 4. c4 Bb4+ 5. Nd2 c5 6. a3 Bxd2+ 7. Qxd2 cxd4 8. Nf3 Nc6 9. Nxd4 Nxd4 10. Qxd4 Qa5+ 11. b4 Qe5 12. O-O-O a5 13. b5 d6 14. Qxe5+ dxe5 15. g3 Be6 16. Bg2 Bxc4 17. Bxb7 Rb8 18. Bc6+ Kf8 19. a4 Bb3 20. Kb2 Bxa4 21. Rd5 Ke7 22. Ka3 Bc2 23. Rd7+ Kf8 24. e4 a4 25. Rc1 Bb3 26. Bd5 Bxd5 27. Rxd5 Kg7 28. Rc7 Rb6 29. Rc6 Rb7 30. Kxa4 Ra8+ 31. Ra6 Rc8 32. b6 Rc2 33. Kb5 Rxf2 34. Kc6 Re7 35. Raa5 Re6+ 36. Rd6 Re7 37. Rdd5 Re6+ 38. Kc7 Re7+ 39. Kc8 Re8+ 40. Kd7 Kf8 41. b7 Re7+ 42. Kc6 Re6+ 43. Kc7 Re7+ 44. Kb6  1 – 0 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2766) – Anand, Viswanathan (2770) [D30]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (13.2), 2014-03-29
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Be7 5. b3 O-O 6. Bb2 c5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. dxc5 Nd7 9. c6 bxc6 10. Nbd2 a5 11. e4 N5f6 12. Qc2 a4 13. Qxc6 Qa5 14. Qxa4 Qxa4 15. bxa4 Nc5 16. Bb5 Nxa4 17. Bd4 Bd7 18. Bxd7 Nxd7 19. Ke2 Nac5 20. Rhc1 Ra4 21. Rc2 Rfa8 22. Rac1 Rxa2 23. Rxc5 Bxc5 24. Bxc5 Rc8 25. Ba3 Rxc1 26. Bxc1 Nc5 27. Ke3 f6 28. Nd4 e5 29. Ne2 h5 30. h3 Kf7 31. Nc3 Rc2 32. Ne2 Ra2 33. h4 g6 34. g3 Ke6 35. f3 Kf7 36. Nc3 Rc2 37. Ne2 Ra2 38. Nb1 Nb3 39. Nbc3 Ra1 40. Bb2 Rf1 41. Nd5 Na5 42. Nb6 Rb1 43. Bc3 Rxb6 44. Bxa5 Rb3+ 45. Bc3 g5 46. hxg5 fxg5 47. Kf2 Rb5 48. g4 h4 49. Ng1 Rc5 50. Bd2 Rc2 51. Ke2 Ra2 52. Nh3 Kg6 53. Kd3 Rb2 54. Ke3 Rb3+ 55. Ke2 Rb2 56. Kd1 Rb3 57. Ke2 Rb2 58. Kd3 Ra2 59. Nf2 Ra3+ 60. Bc3 Ra2 61. Ke3 Ra3 62. Kd2 Ra2+ 63. Ke1 Kf6 64. Kf1 Ra3 65. Nd1 Ke6 66. Kg2 Rb3 67. Ba5 Ra3 68. Bb6 Ra2+ 69. Nf2 Kf6 70. Kh3 Ra3 71. Kg2 Ra2 72. Bd8+ Kg6 73. Be7 Rb2 74. Bc5 Rc2 75. Bd6 Kf6 76. Kf1 Rc1+ 77. Kg2 Rc2 78. Bb4 Rb2 79. Ba5 Ra2 80. Bd8+ Kg6 81. Be7 Rb2 82. Bc5 Kf6 83. Kg1 Rb1+ 84. Kh2 Rb3 85. Kg2 Rb2 86. Ba3 Ra2 87. Bb4 Rb2 88. Be1 h3+ 89. Kf1 h2 90. Nh1 Rb1 91. Ke2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Svidler, Peter (2758) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2757) [B90]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (13.3), 2014-03-29
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 Ng4 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bh4 g5 9. Bg3 Bg7 10. Be2 h5 11. h4 Nc6 12. Nb3 gxh4 13. Bxh4 Be6 14. Qd2 Qb6 15. Nd5 Bxd5 16. exd5 Nd4 17. Nxd4 Qxd4 18. Qxd4 Bxd4 19. c3 Bf6 20. O-O-O Kd7 21. Bxg4+ hxg4 22. Bxf6 exf6 23. Rxh8 Rxh8 24. Rd4 Rh5 25. Rxg4 Rxd5 26. Rf4 Ke6 27. Kc2 Rg5 28. g3 Re5 29. Kd3 Rd5+ 30. Rd4 Rf5 31. Re4+ Kd7 32. Ke3 Re5 33. Kd4 Rh5 34. a4 b6 35. b3 Rh1 36. Kd3 Rd1+ 37. Kc2 Rf1 38. Rf4 Ke6 39. Kd3 f5 40. Ke2 Rc1 41. Kd2 Rf1 42. Ke2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2787) – Topalov, Veselin (2785) [D43]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (13.4), 2014-03-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. e3 g6 8. Bd3 Bg7 9. O-O O-O 10. Ne5 c5 11. cxd5 cxd4 12. exd4 exd5 13. Re1 Be6 14. Bb5 Rd8 15. Rc1 a6 16. Ba4 Rd6 17. Qb3 b6 18. Ne2 b5 19. Qa3 Bf8 20. Bc2 Nc6 21. Qg3 Rc8 22. h4 Ne7 23. h5 g5 24. f4 Qg7 25. Rf1 f6 26. Ng4 Rdc6 27. Ne3 f5 28. fxg5 Qxg5 29. Qxg5+ hxg5 30. Bxf5 Nxf5 31. Rxc6 Rxc6 32. Nxf5 Rc2 33. Neg3 Rxb2 34. Re1 Bd7 35. Ne7+ Kf7 36. Nxd5 Bc6 37. Rf1+ Ke6 38. Ne3 Bg7 39. Ngf5 Bh8 40. h6 Be4 41. d5+ Kd7 42. Ng3 Bd3 43. Rf7+ Ke8 44. Rf3 Rxa2 45. Nef5 Rd2 46. Ng7+ Ke7 47. d6+ Kxd6 48. Rf8 b4 49. Rxh8 b3 50. N7f5+ Bxf5 51. Nxf5+ Kc7 52. h7 b2 53. Rc8+ Kxc8 54. h8=Q+ Kd7 55. Qh7+  1 – 0 (view game)

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FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk Round 12

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 28, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2770 7.6
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2830 6.5
3 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2757 6
4 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2766 6
5 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2787 5.5
6 Andreikin, Dmitry RUS 2709 5.5
7 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2785 5.5
8 Svidler, Peter RUS 2758 5.5

Topalov, Veselin (2785) – Svidler, Peter (2758) [B49]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (12.1), 2014-03-27
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3 a6 7. Be2 b5 8. Nxc6 dxc6 9. a4 b4 10. Nb1 Nf6 11. Nd2 c5 12. f3 Bb7 13. Nc4 Nd7 14. Qc1 Be7 15. O-O O-O 16. Bf4 e5 17. Bg3 h6 18. c3 a5 19. Qc2 Ba6 20. Rfd1 Rfd8 21. b3 Bg5 22. Bf2 Nf8 23. cxb4 cxb4 24. Bb6 Rxd1+ 25. Rxd1 Qb8 26. Bf2 Qc7 27. Rd5 Rc8 28. h4 Be7 29. Qd2 Rd8 30. Bb6 Rxd5 31. Qxd5 Qb8 32. Qxa5 Bxc4 33. Bxc4 Qd6 34. Bf2 Qd1+ 35. Kh2  1 – 0 (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2757) – Karjakin, Sergey (2766) [E20]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (12.2), 2014-03-27
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. f3 c5 5. d5 b5 6. e4 O-O 7. e5 Ne8 8. f4 exd5 9. cxd5 d6 10. Nf3 c4 11. a4 Nd7 12. Be2 Qb6 13. axb5 Nc7 14. Qd4 Bb7 15. Bd2 Bxc3 16. bxc3 dxe5 17. fxe5 Bxd5 18. Be3 Qxb5 19. O-O Ne6 20. Qh4 Ndc5 21. Rab1 Nb3 22. Bd1 Qa5 23. Bc2 g6 24. Ng5 Nxg5 25. Bxg5 Qxc3 26. Rf2 Nd4 27. Bh6 Nc6 28. Rd1 Qxe5 29. Rf5 Qe7 30. Bg5 f6 31. Rfxd5 fxg5 32. Qxc4 Qe6 33. Bb3 Kh8 34. Qc5 Rae8 35. h4 Qe3+ 36. Qxe3 Rxe3 37. Ba4 Ne7 38. Rxg5 Nf5 39. h5 Kg7 40. hxg6 hxg6 41. Bc2 Kh6 42. Rg4 Re5 43. Bxf5 Rexf5 44. Ra4 a5 45. Rd6 Rg5 46. Ra6 Rff5 47. Rh4+ Kg7 48. Ra7+ Rf7 49. Ra6 Rb7 50. Ra4 Rbb5 51. Ra3 Rb1+ 52. Kh2 Rh5+ 53. Kg3 Rbb5 54. Kf2 Kh6 55. Kg1 Rb1+ 56. Kf2 Rb2+ 57. Kg1 Rg5 58. Rh3+ Kg7 59. Ra7+ Kf6 60. Ra6+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2830) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2787) [D36]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (12.3), 2014-03-27
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 c6 6. Qc2 Be7 7. e3 Nbd7 8. h3 Nh5 9. Bxe7 Qxe7 10. Nf3 Nb6 11. O-O-O Nf6 12. Bd3 Be6 13. Kb1 O-O-O 14. Ka1 Kb8 15. Rc1 Ne8 16. Na4 Nd6 17. Nc5 g6 18. h4 Bc8 19. h5 g5 20. Bxh7 g4 21. Nh4 Qf6 22. g3 Nbc4 23. Bd3 Rxh5 24. Rhe1 Re8 25. Re2 Reh8 26. Qb3 Qd8 27. e4 b6 28. Na4 Ba6 29. Nc5 Bc8 30. Na4 Ba6 31. Nc5 Bc8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2770) – Andreikin, Dmitry (2709) [B18]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (12.4), 2014-03-27
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3 e6 8. Ne5 Bh7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 Nd7 11. f4 Bb4+ 12. c3 Be7 13. Bd2 Ngf6 14. O-O-O O-O 15. Qf3 Qc7 16. c4 a5 17. Kb1 Rad8 18. Bc1 a4 19. Rhe1 a3 20. b3 Bb4 21. Re3 c5 22. d5 exd5 23. cxd5 Nb6 24. Red3 Qc8 25. d6 Rfe8 26. Nh5 Re6 27. Nxf6+ Rxf6 28. d7 Qc7 29. Qg4 c4 30. Rg3 g6 31. h5 cxb3 32. Rxb3 Na4 33. hxg6 fxg6 34. Rxb4 Nc3+ 35. Kc2 b5 36. Kb3 Na4 37. Qf3 Nc5+ 38. Kc2 Na4+ 39. Kb3 Nc5+ 40. Kc2 Na4+ 41. Kb3  ½ – ½ (view game)

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FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk Round 11

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 26, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2770 7
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2830 6
3 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2757 5.5
4 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2766 5.5
5 Svidler, Peter RUS 2758 5.5
6 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2787 5
7 Andreikin, Dmitry RUS 2709 5
8 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2785 4.5

Svidler, Peter (2758) – Aronian, Levon (2830) [A07]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (11.1), 2014-03-26
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Bg4 3. Bg2 e6 4. c4 c6 5. cxd5 Bxf3 6. Bxf3 cxd5 7. O-O Nf6 8. Nc3 Nc6 9. d4 Be7 10. e3 O-O 11. Bd2 Qd7 12. Rc1 Rfc8 13. Bg2 Ne8 14. Qe2 Nd6 15. Rfd1 Bd8 16. Be1 Ne7 17. b3 Rc6 18. Na4 Rac8 19. Nc5 Qe8 20. Qb2 R6c7 21. a4 Nc6 22. b4 Nb8 23. b5 Be7 24. Qb1 Nd7 25. Nd3 Rxc1 26. Rxc1 Rxc1 27. Qxc1 Nb6 28. Qd1 Qc8 29. Bf1 Bf8 30. Ne5 Nbc4 31. Nxc4 Nxc4 32. Qc2 Nb6 33. Qxc8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Topalov, Veselin (2785) – Karjakin, Sergey (2766) [A15]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (11.2), 2014-03-26
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 b6 3. g3 c5 4. Bg2 Bb7 5. O-O g6 6. d4 cxd4 7. Qxd4 Bg7 8. Nc3 d6 9. Rd1 Nbd7 10. Be3 Rc8 11. Rac1 a6 12. b3 O-O 13. Qh4 Rc7 14. g4 Rc8 15. g5 Nh5 16. Ne4 Rc7 17. Ng3 Nxg3 18. hxg3 Qa8 19. Ne1 Nc5 20. Qh1 Rfc8 21. Bxb7 Qxb7 22. Qxb7 Rxb7 23. Nd3 Nxd3 24. exd3 f6 25. gxf6 Bxf6 26. a4 h5 27. b4 Kf7 28. Kg2 Ke6 29. Kf3 Rf8 30. Ke2 Kf5 31. f3 g5 32. Rh1 Kg6 33. Rc2 e5 34. b5 Ra8 35. a5 bxa5 36. b6 Bd8 37. Rb1 Rab8 38. Ra2 Bxb6 39. Rab2 Bxe3 40. Rxb7 Rxb7 41. Rxb7 Bc5 42. Rb8 a4 43. Kd1 h4 44. Rg8+ Kf6 45. g4 Bf2 46. Rh8 Kg7 47. Rh5 Kg6 48. Kc2 Bd4 49. Kb1 a3 50. Ka2 Bb2 51. Kb3 Bc1 52. Ka2 Bb2 53. Kb3 a5 54. Ka2 a4 55. Kb1 Bd4 56. Ka2 Bb2 57. Kb1 Bd4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2787) – Anand, Viswanathan (2770) [E06]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (11.3), 2014-03-26
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Ne5 Nc6 8. Bxc6 bxc6 9. Nxc6 Qe8 10. Nxe7+ Qxe7 11. Na3 c5 12. dxc5 Qxc5 13. Be3 Qh5 14. f3 c3 15. bxc3 Qa5 16. Qc1 Ba6 17. c4 Rac8 18. Bxa7 Bxc4 19. Nxc4 Qxa7+ 20. Qe3 Qa6 21. Ne5 Rc2 22. Nd3 Nd5 23. Qf2 Rxa2 24. Rxa2 Qxa2 25. e4 Qa3 26. exd5 Qxd3 27. dxe6 fxe6 28. Qe1 Qd5 29. Qe3 h6 30. Re1 Rxf3 31. Qxe6+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Andreikin, Dmitry (2709) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2757) [E04]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (11.4), 2014-03-26
1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 c5 6. O-O Nc6 7. dxc5 Qxd1 8. Rxd1 Bxc5 9. Nbd2 c3 10. bxc3 O-O 11. Nb3 Be7 12. c4 Bd7 13. Bb2 Rfd8 14. Nfd4 Rac8 15. Nb5 b6 16. Rac1 a5 17. a4 Be8 18. Rxd8 Rxd8 19. h3 Nb4 20. c5 bxc5 21. Nxa5 Nfd5 22. Nb7 Rb8 23. Nxc5 Bxb5 24. axb5 Rxb5 25. Ne4 f6 26. Nc3 Rc5 27. Nxd5 Rxc1+ 28. Bxc1 Nxd5 29. g4 g5 30. Be4 Nf4 31. Kf1 Nd5 32. e3 Kg7 33. Bc2 h6 34. Bb3 Kg6 35. Ke2 h5 36. Kd3 hxg4 37. hxg4 Nc7 38. Bb2 Bd6 39. Bc2 Kf7 40. Ke4 Nd5 41. Bb3 Nc7 42. f4 gxf4 43. exf4 Kg6 44. Bxe6 Bxf4 45. Bf5+ Kg5 46. Bxf6+  ½ – ½ (view game)

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FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk Round 10

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 26, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2770 6.5
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2830 5.5
3 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2757 5
4 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2766 5
5 Svidler, Peter RUS 2758 5
6 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2787 4.5
7 Andreikin, Dmitry RUS 2709 4.5
8 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2785 4

Karjakin, Sergey (2766) – Andreikin, Dmitry (2709) [B46]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (10.1), 2014-03-25
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. Qd3 Qc7 8. Qg3 Qxg3 9. hxg3 d5 10. g4 Rb8 11. g5 f6 12. gxf6 Nxf6 13. e5 Nd7 14. f4 Nc5 15. Rh3 a5 16. b3 Ba6 17. Bxa6 Nxa6 18. Na4 Rb4 19. Bd2 Re4+ 20. Kf1 Bb4 21. c3 Ba3 22. Re1 Rxe1+ 23. Kxe1 O-O 24. Ke2 h6 25. Rg3 Kf7 26. Rh3 Kg6 27. Rg3+ Kf7 28. Rh3 Kg6 29. Rg3+ Kf7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2770) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2757) [B90]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (10.2), 2014-03-25
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e6 7. g4 h6 8. Bg2 Be7 9. Be3 Nc6 10. f4 Nd7 11. Qd2 Nxd4 12. Bxd4 e5 13. fxe5 Bh4+ 14. Bf2 Nxe5 15. O-O-O Bxf2 16. Qxf2 Be6 17. Qd4 Qg5+ 18. Kb1 O-O-O 19. Bf1 Nc6 20. Qf2 Qc5 21. Qg3 Qe5 22. Qf2 Qc5 23. Qg3 Kb8 24. Be2 Ne5 25. Nd5 Rc8 26. c3 f6 27. Rd4 Rhe8 28. Rhd1 Rcd8 29. Bd3 Nc6 30. Rc4 Qa7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2830) – Topalov, Veselin (2785) [D15]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (10.3), 2014-03-25
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. e3 Bf5 6. Bd3 Bxd3 7. Qxd3 e6 8. O-O Bb4 9. Bd2 O-O 10. Rfd1 a5 11. a3 Be7 12. e4 dxe4 13. Nxe4 Nxe4 14. Qxe4 Nd7 15. Bf4 Re8 16. Qc2 Qb6 17. Rd3 c5 18. d5 Bf6 19. Rad1 exd5 20. Rxd5 Nf8 21. R1d2 Ne6 22. Rd6 Qc7 23. Bg3 Nd4 24. Qd1 Qe7 25. h3 Rad8 26. Rxd8 Rxd8 27. Nxd4 cxd4 28. a4 h5 29. b3 h4 30. Bf4 g5 31. Re2 Qc5 32. Bd2 Qf5 33. Re1 b6 34. Qf3 Qxf3 35. gxf3 Kg7 36. Kf1 Kg6 37. Re4 Kf5 38. Ke2 d3+ 39. Kd1 Bd4 40. Rg4 f6 41. f4 gxf4 42. Rxf4+ Ke5 43. f3 Bf2 44. Rg4 Kf5 45. Rf4+ Ke5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2787) – Svidler, Peter (2758) [A80]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (10.4), 2014-03-25
1. d4 f5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 b6 4. d5 Bb7 5. Bc4 c6 6. Nc3 cxd5 7. Nxd5 e6 8. Nxf6+ Qxf6 9. O-O Bc5 10. Bd2 Nc6 11. Bc3 Qe7 12. a3 a5 13. Qe2 O-O 14. Rad1 d5 15. Bb5 Na7 16. a4 Bd6 17. Ba6 Nc6 18. Bxb7 Qxb7 19. b3 Qa6 20. Qd2 Rac8 21. Ng5 Rce8 22. Bb2 h6 23. Nf3 Bb4 24. c3 Be7 25. c4 dxc4 26. Rc1 b5 27. axb5 Qxb5 28. Rxc4 Nb4 29. Ne5 Nd5 30. Qc2 Bd6 31. Nc6 Nb6 32. Rd4 Bxh2+ 33. Kxh2 Qxf1 34. Qc3 Rf6 35. Ne5 Qxf2 36. Rf4 Qe2 37. Qd4 Nd5 38. Rf3 Rc8 39. Rg3 f4  0 – 1 (view game)

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FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk Round 9

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 23, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2770 6
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2830 5
3 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2787 4.5
4 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2766 4.5
5 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2757 4.5
6 Andreikin, Dmitry RUS 2709 4
7 Svidler, Peter RUS 2758 4
8 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2785 3.5

Andreikin, Dmitry (2709) – Svidler, Peter (2758) [B90]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (9.1), 2014-03-23
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. g4 d5 9. g5 Nxe4 10. Nxe4 dxe4 11. Qxd8+ Kxd8 12. Bg2 Nc6 13. Bxe4 Kc7 14. Bd2 h6 15. h4 hxg5 16. hxg5 Rxh1+ 17. Bxh1 Be7 18. O-O-O Rh8 19. Be3 Rh4 20. Bg2 b6 21. a3 a5 22. Re1 g6 23. Nd2 Nd4 24. Nf3 Rg4 25. Bh1 Bd6 26. Bd2 Nc6 27. Be3 Nd4 28. Bd2 Nc6 29. Be3 Bf5 30. Rg1 Rxg1+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2766) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2787) [D02]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (9.2), 2014-03-23
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Bf4 c6 4. e3 Bg4 5. c4 Nbd7 6. Nc3 e6 7. Qb3 dxc4 8. Qxb7 Bxf3 9. gxf3 Nd5 10. Bg3 N5b6 11. Qxc6 Bb4 12. Qb5 Qe7 13. a3 Bxc3+ 14. bxc3 O-O 15. Bxc4 Nxc4 16. Qxc4 Rac8 17. Qd3 Nb6 18. O-O Rc4 19. Rfb1 Rfc8 20. Rb3 h5 21. e4 Qg5 22. h4 Qa5 23. Rc1 Qa4 24. Qb1 Nd7 25. Kg2 Nf8 26. Qb2 Qe8 27. Rb7 a6 28. Qb6 Ng6 29. Qxa6 Qd8 30. Qb5 e5 31. Rh1 Rxc3 32. dxe5 Nf8 33. Qd5 Qe8 34. Ra1 Ne6 35. Qd7 Qf8 36. Qe7 Qxe7 37. Rxe7 Nd4 38. a4 Nxf3 39. e6 fxe6 40. Rxe6 Nd4 41. Re5 Ne2 42. Rxh5 Nxg3 43. fxg3 Re3 44. a5 Rxe4 45. a6 Re7 46. Rb5 Kh7 47. Kh3 Ra8 48. Rb6 Raa7 49. Ra5 Re3 50. h5 Rd3 51. Kh4 Rd4+ 52. g4 Re4 53. Kg5 Rf7 54. Rg6 Ra7 55. Kh4 Rb4 56. Rc6 Re4 57. Rb6 Re1 58. Ra4 Re3 59. g5 Ree7 60. Rb8 g6 61. Rb6 gxh5 62. Rab4 Re1 63. Rb7+ Kg6 64. R4b6+  1 – 0 (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2757) – Aronian, Levon (2830) [E20]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (9.3), 2014-03-23
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. f3 O-O 5. e4 d5 6. e5 Nfd7 7. cxd5 exd5 8. a3 Bxc3+ 9. bxc3 f6 10. exf6 Qe8+ 11. Qe2 Qf7 12. fxg7 Re8 13. Be3 Nc6 14. Qd2 Na5 15. Rb1 Nb6 16. Rb4 Nac4 17. Bxc4 dxc4 18. Rb5 Bf5 19. Kf2 Nd5 20. Rxd5 Qxd5 21. Ne2 a5 22. h4 b5 23. h5 b4 24. cxb4 axb4 25. axb4 Qb5 26. Re1 Bd3 27. Nf4 Ra3 28. d5 Bb1 29. Kg3 c3 30. Qc1 Rb3 31. Bc5 Rxe1 32. Qxe1 Qd7 33. h6 Qf7 34. Nh5 Bg6 35. Qe8+ Qxe8 36. Nf6+ Kf7 37. Nxe8 Ra3 38. Nf6 Ra8 39. g8=Q+ Rxg8 40. Nxg8 Kxg8 41. Kf4 Bd3 42. Ke5 Kf7 43. Be3 Bf1 44. g4  1 – 0 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2770) – Topalov, Veselin (2785) [B90]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (9.4), 2014-03-23
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e6 7. g4 Nfd7 8. Bg2 Be7 9. Be3 Nc6 10. h4 Nde5 11. g5 Bd7 12. Nxc6 Bxc6 13. b3 f5 14. f4 Ng4 15. Qe2 Nxe3 16. Qxe3 fxe4 17. O-O-O d5 18. Nxe4 Ba3+ 19. Kb1 Qe7 20. Nf2 Bc5 21. Qg3 Bxf2 22. Qxf2 O-O 23. Qd4 Rf5 24. Rde1 Raf8 25. Rhf1 Qd6 26. Re5 Rxe5 27. fxe5 Rxf1+ 28. Bxf1 Qe7 29. a4 Be8 30. Kb2 Bg6 31. Bh3 h6 32. gxh6 gxh6 33. Qg4 Kf7 34. h5 Be4 35. a5 Bh7 36. c3 Be4 37. c4 Bf5 38. Qf4 dxc4 39. Bxf5 exf5 40. Qxf5+ Ke8 41. Qc8+ Kf7 42. Qxc4+ Kg7 43. Qd5 Kf8 44. Kc3 Ke8 45. b4 Qc7+ 46. Kd4 Qe7 47. Qg8+ Kd7 48. Kd5 Kc7 49. Qg6 Qh4 50. Qd6+ Kc8 51. Kc5 Qf2+ 52. Qd4 Qf7 53. Qc4 Qg7 54. Kb6+ Kb8 55. Qc5 Qf7 56. Qd6+ Kc8 57. e6  1 – 0 (view game)

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FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk Round 8

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 22, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2770 5
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2830 5
3 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2787 4.5
4 Andreikin, Dmitry RUS 2709 3.5
5 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2785 3.5
6 Svidler, Peter RUS 2758 3.5
7 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2766 3.5
8 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2757 3.5

Svidler, Peter (2758) – Anand, Viswanathan (2770) [C65]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (7.1), 2014-03-21
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. Nbd2 Ne7 8. Re1 c6 9. Ba4 Bb6 10. d4 Ng6 11. h3 exd4 12. cxd4 d5 13. e5 Nh5 14. Nf1 Nhf4 15. Bc2 f6 16. Ng3 fxe5 17. Bxg6 Nxg6 18. Bg5 Qc7 19. Nxe5 Nxe5 20. Rxe5 h6 21. Bh4 Qf7 22. Nh5 Be6 23. Re3 Bd8 24. Rf3 Qxf3 25. gxf3 Bxh4 26. Kg2 Rf7 27. Rc1 Raf8 28. Rc3 Bg5 29. Ng3 Re7 30. b4 a6 31. a4 Bd7 32. Qb3 Kh8 33. b5 cxb5 34. axb5 Bxb5 35. Qxd5 Rd7 36. Qe4 Bc6 37. Rxc6 bxc6 38. Qxc6 Rxd4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Andreikin, Dmitry (2709) – Topalov, Veselin (2785) [D30]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (7.2), 2014-03-21
1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Bg5 h6 5. Bxf6 Qxf6 6. Nbd2 Be7 7. Qc2 O-O 8. e3 c5 9. dxc5 Nd7 10. cxd5 exd5 11. Nb3 a5 12. a4 b6 13. c6 Bb4+ 14. Kd1 Nc5 15. Nbd4 Ne4 16. Bb5 g5 17. h3 h5 18. Kc1 Bc5 19. Kb1 Re8 20. Ka2 Ra7 21. Rad1 Kf8 22. Rhf1 Kg7 23. Ka1 Bf8 24. Ne2 Rd8 25. h4 g4 26. Nf4 Kg8 27. Nxd5  1 – 0 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2766) – Aronian, Levon (2830) [C65]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (7.3), 2014-03-21
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O Re8 7. Nbd2 a6 8. Bxc6 dxc6 9. Nc4 Nd7 10. b4 Bd6 11. Qb3 Nf8 12. Bg5 Qd7 13. Be3 Ng6 14. Nfd2 Bf8 15. d4 Qe7 16. dxe5 Be6 17. Qc2 Bxc4 18. Nxc4 Nxe5 19. Nd2 a5 20. a3 axb4 21. axb4 Qe6 22. f3 Nc4 23. Bf4 c5 24. b5 Nd6 25. Rxa8 Rxa8 26. Rb1 b6 27. e5 Nc4 28. Qe4 Ra4 29. Rc1 h6 30. h4 Nb2 31. c4 Qd7 32. Rb1 Ra2 33. Be3 Na4 34. Rb3 Rxd2 35. Bxd2 Qxd2 36. Rd3 Qc1+ 37. Kh2 Nb2 38. Rd8 Qxc4 39. Qa8 Qxh4+ 40. Kg1 Qe1+ 41. Kh2 Qxe5+ 42. g3 Qe2+ 43. Kh3 Nd3 44. Rxf8+ Kh7 45. Re8 Nf2+ 46. Kh4 Qxb5 47. g4 Qc4 48. Qc8 Qf4 49. Qf5+ Qxf5 50. gxf5 c4 51. Re7 c5 52. Rxf7 c3 53. f6 Kg6  0 – 1 (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2787) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2757) [D38]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (7.4), 2014-03-21
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 Nbd7 7. Qc2 c5 8. e3 Qa5 9. Bd3 c4 10. Bf5 O-O 11. O-O Re8 12. Nd2 g6 13. Bxd7 Nxd7 14. h4 b5 15. a4 Bxc3 16. bxc3 b4 17. cxb4 Qxb4 18. Nb1 Qd6 19. Nc3 Qc6 20. Rfb1 Ba6 21. Qd1 f6 22. Bf4 Rad8 23. Qf3 Nf8 24. Bh6 Kf7 25. Rb2 Ne6 26. Rab1 Ng7 27. g4 Kg8 28. Qf4 Kf7 29. e4 Ne6 30. exd5 Nxf4 31. dxc6 g5 32. hxg5 fxg5 33. c7 Rd6 34. Bxg5 Nh3+ 35. Kg2 Nxg5 36. d5 Bc8 37. Rb8 Rf6 38. Ra8 Rf4 39. f3 Rxf3 40. d6 Bxg4 41. Rxe8 Kxe8 42. Rb8+ Kf7 43. Rd8 Bh3+ 44. Kh2 Rxc3 45. d7 Rc2+ 46. Kg3 Rg2+ 47. Kh4 Be6 48. Rf8+ Kxf8 49. c8=Q+ Kg7 50. Qb7 Nf3+ 51. Qxf3 Rh2+ 52. Kg5 h6+ 53. Kf4 Rh4+ 54. Ke5  1 – 0 (view game)

Topalov, Veselin (2785) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2757) [B90]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (8.1), 2014-03-22
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 g6 7. g4 Bg7 8. Bg2 O-O 9. Be3 Nc6 10. Qd2 Bd7 11. O-O-O Rc8 12. f4 Na5 13. b3 Qc7 14. Nde2 b5 15. Nd5 Nxd5 16. exd5 Rfe8 17. Rhf1 e6 18. Rf2 Nc4 19. bxc4 bxc4 20. Bd4 c3 21. Qxc3 Qxc3 22. Nxc3 Bxd4 23. Rxd4 Rxc3 24. dxe6 Rxe6 25. Rfd2 Rg3 26. Rxd6 Rxd6 27. Rxd6 Bxg4 28. hxg4 Rxg2 29. g5 Rf2 30. Rd4 f6 31. a4 fxg5 32. fxg5 Rf5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2830) – Anand, Viswanathan (2770) [A11]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (8.2), 2014-03-22
1. c4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Qb3 d4 4. e3 c5 5. Qb5+ Nc6 6. Qxc5 e5 7. Qb5 a6 8. Qb3 Bc5 9. d3 Nf6 10. e4 O-O 11. Be2 Bb4+ 12. Nbd2 a5 13. O-O Nd7 14. Qd1 Bd6 15. Ne1 Nc5 16. Nb3 Na6 17. Nd2 Nc5 18. Nb3 Na6 19. Nd2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2787) – Andreikin, Dmitry (2709) [D15]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (8.3), 2014-03-22
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. g3 b5 6. b3 Bf5 7. Bg2 Ne4 8. Nxe4 Bxe4 9. O-O Nd7 10. Ba3 g6 11. cxd5 cxd5 12. Qd2 Bg7 13. Rac1 O-O 14. Bh3 Bxf3 15. exf3 Re8 16. Rc6 e6 17. Rfc1 Qf6 18. Rc7 Nf8 19. Bc5 Qxf3 20. Rc3 Qh5 21. g4 Qh4 22. Qf4 f6 23. Be7 Qg5 24. Qg3 Qd2 25. g5 Qxg5 26. Qxg5 fxg5 27. Bxg5 Bxd4 28. R3c6 a5 29. Bh6 b4 30. Kg2 a4 31. bxa4 Rxa4 32. Bxf8 Rxf8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Svidler, Peter (2758) – Karjakin, Sergey (2766) [A05]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (8.4), 2014-03-22
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Be7 5. d3 c5 6. e4 Nc6 7. Qe2 O-O 8. e5 Nd7 9. c4 d4 10. h4 Kh8 11. Bf4 f5 12. Ng5 Bxg5 13. hxg5 Qc7 14. g6 hxg6 15. Nd2 Kg8 16. Nf3 Re8 17. Ng5 Nf8 18. g4 Nd8 19. Kh2 Bd7 20. gxf5 exf5 21. Bd5+ Nde6 22. Rg1 Bc6 23. Qf3 Rad8 24. Rae1 Qd7 25. Bxe6+ Nxe6 26. Qg3 Rc8 27. Nh3 Qf7 28. Qh4 Bf3 29. Bd2 Bg4 30. Rg3 Qe7 31. Qxe7 Rxe7 32. Ng5 Nxg5 33. Bxg5 Re6 34. f3 Bh5 35. b3 Kf7 36. Rh3 Rce8 37. Bf4 Ra6 38. Re2 Ke6 39. Kg3 Rb8 40. Bg5 f4+ 41. Bxf4 Rf8 42. Rf2 Rf5 43. Bc1 Rxe5 44. Rh1 Kf7 45. Bf4 Rf5 46. Bb8 Re6 47. Rh4 Re3 48. Rf4 a6 49. Bd6 Rxf4 50. Kxf4 Kf6 51. Bxc5 g5+ 52. Kg3 Rxd3 53. Kg2 Be8 54. Kf1 Bh5 55. Ke2 Re3+ 56. Kd2 Ke5 57. Rg2 Kf4 58. Bxd4 Re7 59. Re2 Rd7 60. Kc3 Bxf3 61. Re8 Be4 62. Rf8+ Bf5 63. Rg8 g6 64. Rg7 Rxd4 65. Kxd4 b6 66. Kc3 Ke3 67. Rb7 g4 68. Rxb6 g3 69. Rd6 g2 70. Rd1 g5 71. b4 Kf2 72. a4 g1=Q 73. Rxg1 Kxg1 74. b5 axb5 75. axb5 g4 76. c5 g3 77. c6 g2 78. b6 Kf2 79. b7 g1=Q 80. b8=Q Qc1+ 81. Kd4 Qe3+ 82. Kc4 Be6+  0 – 1 (view game)

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FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk Round 6

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 20, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2770 4
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2830 3.5
3 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2785 3
4 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2787 3
5 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2757 3
6 Svidler, Peter RUS 2758 3
7 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2766 2.5
8 Andreikin, Dmitry RUS 2709 2

Topalov, Veselin (2785) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2787) [D37]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (6.1), 2014-03-19
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. c5 Nh5 8. Be5 c6 9. Bd3 g6 10. h4 f5 11. Bh2 b6 12. b4 f4 13. O-O a5 14. b5 bxc5 15. bxc6 Nb8 16. Bb5 Ba6 17. a4 Qc8 18. dxc5 Nxc6 19. Nxd5 exd5 20. Qxd5+ Kh8 21. Qxc6 Qxc6 22. Bxc6 Rac8 23. Bb5 Bxb5 24. axb5 Bxc5 25. Rxa5 fxe3 26. fxe3 Bxe3+ 27. Kh1 Rc2 28. Rb1 Rfc8 29. Raa1 Bb6 30. Be5+ Kg8 31. Ra6 Be3 32. b6 Rc1+ 33. Rxc1 Rxc1+ 34. Kh2 Rb1 35. g4 Bf4+ 36. Kg2 Bxe5 37. Nxe5 Nf4+ 38. Kf3 Ne6 39. b7 Rb3+ 40. Kf2 Rb2+ 41. Ke3  1 – 0 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2770) – Karjakin, Sergey (2766) [C67]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (6.2), 2014-03-19
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. h3 Ke8 10. Nc3 h5 11. Bf4 Be7 12. Rad1 Be6 13. Ng5 Rh6 14. Rfe1 Bb4 15. g4 hxg4 16. hxg4 Ne7 17. Nxe6 Rxe6 18. Kg2 Bxc3 19. bxc3 Rd8 20. Rxd8+ Kxd8 21. Rh1 Nd5 22. Bg3 g5 23. c4 Nc3 24. Kf3 Rg6 25. a3 Na4 26. Ke4 Nc5+ 27. Kf5 Ne6 28. Rh8+ Kd7 29. c3 Ng7+ 30. Ke4 Ne6 31. f3 c5 32. Bf2 a6 33. Be3 b6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2757) – Svidler, Peter (2758) [A81]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (6.3), 2014-03-19
1. d4 f5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 d6 7. Nc3 Qe8 8. b4 e5 9. dxe5 dxe5 10. Ba3 e4 11. Nd4 Rf7 12. Qb3 Nc6 13. Nxc6 Qxc6 14. b5 Qe8 15. f3 Be6 16. Rad1 a6 17. bxa6 Rxa6 18. fxe4 fxe4 19. Nxe4 Nxe4 20. Bxe4 Rxf1+ 21. Rxf1 b5 22. Qe3 bxc4 23. Bc5 Qc8 24. h4 h6 25. Bxg6 Bd5 26. h5 Qd7 27. Bd4 Re6 28. Bf7+ Qxf7 29. Rxf7 Rxe3 30. Rxg7+ Kf8 31. Rg5  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2830) – Andreikin, Dmitry (2709) [A11]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (6.4), 2014-03-19
1. c4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. g3 dxc4 4. Bg2 Nd7 5. O-O Ngf6 6. Qc2 Nb6 7. Na3 Be6 8. Ne5 Qd4 9. Nxc6 bxc6 10. Bxc6+ Kd8 11. Nb5 Qc5 12. Bxa8 Qxb5 13. Bg2 Bd7 14. b3 e5 15. Rb1 cxb3 16. Rxb3 Qxe2 17. Ba3 Bxa3 18. Rxa3 Qc4 19. Qb1 Ke7 20. Rxa7 Qd4 21. Rb7 Na4 22. Rc1 Rd8 23. h3 Kf8 24. Qb3 e4 25. Rc4 Qd5 26. Qb4+ Kg8 27. Rd4 Qc6 28. Rbxd7 Nxd7 29. Qxa4 Qxa4 30. Rxa4 Nf8 31. Rxe4 Rxd2 32. a4 Ra2 33. Bf3 g6 34. Kg2 Ne6 35. Rc4 Kg7 36. Bd5 Kf6 37. Re4 Ra3 38. Bxe6 fxe6 39. Rf4+ Ke7 40. h4 h5 41. Re4 Kf7 42. Kf1 Ra2 43. Ke1 Kf6 44. Kd1 Ke7 45. f4 Ra3 46. Kc2 Rxg3 47. Rd4 Re3 48. Kb2 e5  ½ – ½ (view game)

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FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk Round 5

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 19, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2770 3.5
2 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2787 3
3 Aronian, Levon ARM 2830 3
4 Svidler, Peter RUS 2758 3
5 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2785 2
6 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2766 2
7 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2757 2
8 Andreikin, Dmitry RUS 2709 1.5

Svidler, Peter (2758) – Topalov, Veselin (2785) [C78]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (5.1), 2014-03-18
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Bc5 6. c3 b5 7. Bc2 d5 8. d4 dxe4 9. dxe5 Qxd1 10. Rxd1 exf3 11. exf6 gxf6 12. Be4 Bd7 13. a4 O-O-O 14. axb5 Ne5 15. Bf4 Bxb5 16. Na3 Rxd1+ 17. Rxd1 Be2 18. Rd5 Rg8 19. g3 Bxa3 20. bxa3 Ng6 21. Be3 Re8 22. Bf5+ Kb7 23. Rd4 Re5 24. g4 a5 25. h3 h5 26. Be4+ Ka6 27. gxh5 Rxh5 28. Rd8 Ne5 29. a4 c6 30. Rb8 Nc4 31. Bd4 c5 32. Bxf6 Nb6 33. Bd8 Nd5 34. Ra8+ Kb7 35. Rxa5 Re5 36. Rxc5 Rxe4 37. Rxd5 Rxa4 38. Rf5 Kc8 39. Bg5 Rc4 40. Bd2 Rc7 41. h4 Kd8 42. Bg5+ Ke8 43. Rd5 f5 44. h5 Rc4 45. Rd4 Rxc3 46. h6 Rc8 47. h7 Kf7 48. Bd8  1 – 0 (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2787) – Aronian, Levon (2830) [E10]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (5.2), 2014-03-18
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. e3 b6 5. Nc3 Bb7 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Bb5+ c6 8. Bd3 Be7 9. O-O O-O 10. b3 Nbd7 11. Bb2 Re8 12. Ne5 Bd6 13. f4 c5 14. Qf3 cxd4 15. exd4 Bb4 16. Ne2 Ne4 17. a3 Bf8 18. Rad1 a6 19. a4 Rc8 20. Qh5 g6 21. Qh3 Ndf6 22. f5 g5 23. Ng3 b5 24. axb5 Qb6 25. Kh1 axb5 26. Bxe4 dxe4 27. d5 e3 28. Ng4 Nxg4 29. Qxg4 h6 30. Ne4 Rc2 31. Nf6+ Qxf6 32. Bxf6 e2 33. Bxg5 Bxd5 34. Bxh6+ Kh7 35. Bxf8 exf1=Q+ 36. Rxf1 Rxg2 37. Qxg2 Bxg2+ 38. Kxg2 Rxf8 39. Kf3 Kg7 40. Ke4 Rh8 41. Kd4 Rc8 42. Rf4 Kf6 43. h4 Re8 44. Kc5 Re5+ 45. Kd6 Re3 46. Rb4 Kxf5 47. Rxb5+ Kg4 48. h5 f5 49. h6 Rh3 50. Ke5 Rxh6 51. Rb4+ Kf3 52. Kxf5 Ke3 53. Ke5 Kd3 54. Rb8 Kc3 55. b4 Kc4 56. Rb7 Rh5+ 57. Kd6 Rh6+ 58. Kd7 Rh7+ 59. Kc6 Rxb7 60. Kxb7 Kxb4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Andreikin, Dmitry (2709) – Anand, Viswanathan (2770) [C65]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (5.3), 2014-03-18
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Be3 Bxe3 7. fxe3 Qe7 8. O-O O-O 9. Qe1 Ne8 10. Qc3 f6 11. b4 Nd6 12. a4 Bd7 13. Nbd2 b6 14. a5 Kh8 15. Ra2 Rab8 16. axb6 axb6 17. Qa1 Nb7 18. Qc3 c5 19. bxc5 Nxc5 20. Ra7 Rfc8 21. Rfa1 b5 22. d4 exd4 23. exd4 Nxe4 24. Nxe4 Qxe4 25. Rxc7 Bf5 26. Raa7 h6 27. Qd2 Rxc7 28. Rxc7 Bg4 29. Rc3 b4 30. Re3 Qd5 31. h3 Bf5 32. Rb3 Qc4 33. Rb2 Be4 34. Kf2 Bxf3 35. Kxf3 Rb5 36. Qd3 Qxd3+ 37. cxd3 Kg8 38. d5 Kf7 39. Ke4 Ke7 40. Kd4 Kd6 41. Kc4 Rc5+ 42. Kd4 Rxd5+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2766) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2757) [B52]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (5.4), 2014-03-18
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Bxd7+ Qxd7 5. c4 Nf6 6. Nc3 g6 7. d4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bg7 9. O-O O-O 10. b3 Nc6 11. Bb2 a6 12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. exd5 Nxd4 14. Bxd4 Bxd4 15. Qxd4 b5 16. Rfe1 Rfc8 17. h4 bxc4 18. bxc4 h5 19. Re4 Rc7 20. Rae1 Rac8 21. Qb6 a5 22. Qxa5 Rxc4 23. Rxe7 Qf5 24. Qd2 Qf4 25. Qxf4 Rxf4 26. g3 Rf5 27. a4 Rxd5 28. Re8+ Rxe8 29. Rxe8+ Kg7 30. Ra8 Rd3 31. a5  ½ – ½ (view game)

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FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk Round 4

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 17, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2770 3
2 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2787 2.5
3 Aronian, Levon ARM 2830 2.5
4 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2785 2
5 Svidler, Peter RUS 2758 2
6 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2766 1.5
7 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2757 1.5
8 Andreikin, Dmitry RUS 2709 1

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2757) – Andreikin, Dmitry (2709) [D45]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (4.1), 2014-03-17
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 a6 5. Nf3 e6 6. a3 Nbd7 7. Qc2 Qc7 8. e4 dxe4 9. Nxe4 c5 10. Nxf6+ Nxf6 11. dxc5 a5 12. g3 Bxc5 13. Bg2 O-O 14. O-O e5 15. Bg5 Ra6 16. Rae1 Re8 17. Qc3 h6 18. Bxf6 gxf6 19. b4 Bf8 20. Nh4 axb4 21. axb4 Be6 22. c5 b6 23. c6 Ra4 24. Rb1 Rd8 25. Qf3 Rd4 26. Nf5 Rdxb4 27. Rxb4 Rxb4 28. Qh5 Kh7 29. Rd1 Qc8 30. Ne3 f5 31. Bd5 f4 32. Nc2 Ra4 33. Qxe5 Bg7 34. Be4+ Kg8 35. Qxf4 f5 36. c7 Rxe4 37. Rd8+ Kf7 38. Qd6 Qa6 39. Rd7+ Kg6 40. Qc6 Qc8 41. Rd8 Rc4 42. Qxc4  1 – 0 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2770) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2787) [D37]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (4.2), 2014-03-17
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. e4 Bb4 6. Bg5 c5 7. Bxc4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bxc3+ 9. bxc3 Qa5 10. Bb5+ Nbd7 11. Bxf6 Qxc3+ 12. Kf1 gxf6 13. h4 a6 14. Rh3 Qb4 15. Be2 Ne5 16. h5 Qd6 17. Qd2 Nc6 18. Rd3 Qh2 19. f4 Rg8 20. Bf3 Bd7 21. Ne2 Qh1+ 22. Ng1 Nd4 23. Rxd4 Bb5+ 24. Kf2 Qh4+ 25. Ke3 e5 26. fxe5 Qg5+ 27. Kf2 Qg3+ 28. Ke3 Qg5+ 29. Kf2 Qg3+ 30. Ke3 Qg5+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2766) – Topalov, Veselin (2785) [A29]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (4.3), 2014-03-17
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Nb6 7. O-O Be7 8. d3 O-O 9. Be3 Be6 10. Rc1 Re8 11. a3 Nd5 12. Nxd5 Bxd5 13. Qa4 a6 14. Rc3 Bf6 15. Rc5 Ne7 16. Rfc1 c6 17. Bg5 Bxg5 18. Nxg5 Bxg2 19. Kxg2 Nf5 20. Qg4 Nd6 21. e3 Qf6 22. Ne4 Nxe4 23. Qxe4 Rad8 24. R1c3 Re6 25. b4 g6 26. a4 Rd4 27. exd4 exd4 28. Qxe6 Qxe6 29. R3c4 Qd6 30. a5 h5 31. h4 Kg7 32. Kg1 Kf8 33. Rc1 Qe6 34. R5c4 Qe5 35. Kf1 Qd5 36. Re1 Qh1+ 37. Ke2 Qd5 38. Kf1 Qh1+ 39. Ke2 Qd5 40. Kf1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2830) – Svidler, Peter (2758) [D85]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (4.4), 2014-03-17
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 c5 8. Rb1 O-O 9. Be2 cxd4 10. cxd4 Qa5+ 11. Bd2 Qxa2 12. O-O b6 13. Qc1 Bb7 14. Bc4 Qa4 15. Bb5 Qa2 16. Re1 Rc8 17. Qd1 Qc2 18. Qe2 Nc6 19. Bd3 Qa2 20. Bc4 Qa4 21. Bb3 Qa3 22. Bxf7+ Kxf7 23. Qc4+ e6 24. Ng5+ Ke8 25. Nxe6 Qe7 26. Nxg7+ Qxg7 27. Bc3 Nd8 28. Qb3 Rc7 29. Ba1 Rac8 30. d5 Qd7 31. Qb2 Qe7 32. Rbd1 Nf7 33. e5 Rc2 34. Qb5+ Qd7 35. Qxd7+ Kxd7 36. e6+ Kd6 37. exf7 Rf8 38. Re6+ Kd7 39. Rf6 Re2 40. f4 Re7 41. Be5 Rexf7 42. Rd6+ Ke8 43. Re1 Re7 44. Rc1 Rff7 45. Bf6 Rd7 46. Re6+ Kf8 47. d6 Kg8 48. h4 Rf8 49. Bg5 Kf7 50. Rce1 Bc6 51. h5 a5 52. Re7+ Kg8 53. hxg6 hxg6 54. R1e6 Rf7 55. Rxg6+ Kh7 56. Rh6+ Kg7 57. Ree6  1 – 0 (view game)

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FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk Round 3

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 15, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2770 2.5
2 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2787 2
3 Svidler, Peter RUS 2758 2
4 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2785 1.5
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2830 1.5
6 Andreikin, Dmitry RUS 2709 1
7 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2766 1
8 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2757 0.5

Topalov, Veselin (2785) – Aronian, Levon (2830) [C88]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (3.1), 2014-03-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. a4 b4 9. d4 d6 10. dxe5 dxe5 11. Nbd2 Bc5 12. h3 Bb7 13. Qe2 Nd4 14. Nxd4 Bxd4 15. Bc4 a5 16. Bd3 Nd7 17. Nf3 Nc5 18. Nxd4 exd4 19. Bf4 Re8 20. Qh5 Qe7 21. Bb5 c6 22. Bc4 Ba6 23. Bd6 Qxd6 24. Bxf7+ Kf8 25. e5 Qd7 26. e6 Nxe6 27. Bxe8 Rxe8 28. Qxh7 Qd5 29. f4 d3 30. f5 d2 31. Qh8+ Kf7 32. Qh5+ Kf8 33. Qh8+ Kf7 34. Qh5+ Kf8 35. Qh8+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Andreikin, Dmitry (2709) – Karjakin, Sergey (2766) [C65]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (3.2), 2014-03-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. Nbd2 Ne7 8. d4 exd4 9. cxd4 Bb6 10. h3 d5 11. e5 Ne4 12. Bd3 Bf5 13. Qe2 Nc6 14. Rd1 Bxd4 15. Nxe4 dxe4 16. Bxe4 Bxe4 17. Nxd4 Qd5 18. Nxc6 Qxc6 19. f3 Bd5 20. b3 a5 21. Ba3 Rfd8 22. Rac1 Qb6+ 23. Kh1 Be6 24. Rxd8+ Rxd8 25. Rd1 Rxd1+ 26. Qxd1 h6 27. Qd8+ Kh7 28. Qd3+ Kg8 29. Qd8+ Kh7 30. Qd3+ Kg8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Svidler, Peter (2758) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2787) [A35]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (3.3), 2014-03-15
1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. g3 g6 5. d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Bg7 7. Bg2 O-O 8. O-O Nxd4 9. Qxd4 d6 10. Qd3 Be6 11. Bd2 Qc8 12. b3 Bh3 13. Rac1 Bxg2 14. Kxg2 Qc6+ 15. f3 e6 16. Rfd1 Rad8 17. Bf4 Rd7 18. Qe3 b6 19. Rd3 Rc8 20. Qd2 Ne8 21. e4 a6 22. e5 h6 23. h4 Rcd8 24. Rd1 b5 25. c5 Qxc5 26. Ne4 Qb6 27. Nxd6 Bf8 28. h5 Nxd6 29. exd6 g5 30. Be5 Rc8 31. Rc1 Rxc1 32. Qxc1 Qb7 33. g4 b4 34. Qc4 Bg7 35. Bg3 Qb5 36. Be1 Qe5 37. Bg3 Qe2+ 38. Bf2 Bf8 39. Qxa6 e5 40. Qc4 Qxa2 41. Qc6 e4 42. fxe4 Qe2 43. Rf3 Rxd6 44. Qe8 f6 45. e5 f5 46. gxf5 Rf6 47. Kg3 Qe4 48. Bc5 Qe1+ 49. Bf2 Qe4 50. Bc5 Qe1+ 51. Bf2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2757) – Anand, Viswanathan (2770) [D11]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (3.4), 2014-03-15
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Qc2 dxc4 5. Qxc4 Bg4 6. Nbd2 Nbd7 7. g3 e6 8. Bg2 Be7 9. Ne5 Bh5 10. Nxd7 Nxd7 11. O-O O-O 12. Nb3 a5 13. a4 Bb4 14. e4 e5 15. Be3 exd4 16. Bxd4 Kh8 17. e5 Re8 18. f4 f6 19. exf6 Nxf6 20. Bf3 Bxf3 21. Rxf3 Re4 22. Re3 Rxe3 23. Bxe3 Qe8 24. Bb6 Qh5 25. Bd4 Re8 26. Rf1 Ng4 27. Qc2 c5 28. Nxc5 Rc8 29. Rd1 Bxc5 30. Bxc5 h6 31. Kh1  0 – 1 (view game)

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FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk Round 2

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 15, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2770 1.5
2 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2787 1.5
3 Svidler, Peter RUS 2758 1.5
4 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2785 1
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2830 1
6 Andreikin, Dmitry RUS 2709 0.5
7 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2766 0.5
8 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2757 0.5

Aronian, Levon (2830) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2757) [D38]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (2.1), 2014-03-14
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 Nbd7 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Nd2 c6 8. e3 Nf8 9. Bd3 Ng6 10. O-O O-O 11. f4 h6 12. Bxf6 Qxf6 13. f5 Ne7 14. Nde4 dxe4 15. Nxe4 Qh4 16. g3 Qh3 17. Nf2 Qxf1+ 18. Kxf1 Nxf5 19. Qf3 Nd6 20. e4 f6 21. Bc2 Be6 22. Nd3 Nc4 23. Kg1 Bd6 24. Nf4 Bxf4 25. gxf4 Rad8 26. f5 Bf7 27. Qc3 Rfe8 28. Bd3 Nb6 29. a4 a6 30. a5 Nc8 31. e5 Ne7 32. e6 Bh5 33. Be4 Nd5 34. Qh3 Be2 35. Kf2 Bb5 36. Rg1 Kh7 37. Qa3 Bc4 38. Rg4 Bb5 39. Rg1 Bc4 40. Rc1 Bb5 41. Bf3 Nf4 42. Rd1 Kh8 43. d5 Nxd5 44. Bh5  1 – 0 (view game)

Topalov, Veselin (2785) – Anand, Viswanathan (2770) [A09]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (2.2), 2014-03-14
1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 c6 3. e3 Nf6 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. Qc2 e5 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. d4 Bd6 8. dxe5 Nxe5 9. Nxe5 Bxe5 10. Qe4 Qe7 11. Nxd5 cxd5 12. Bb5+ Kf8 13. Qxd5 g6 14. Bd2 Kg7 15. Qxe5+ Qxe5 16. Bc3 Qxc3+ 17. bxc3 Be6 18. Ke2 Rac8 19. Rhc1 Rc5 20. a4 Rhc8 21. Ra3 a6 22. Bd3 b5 23. axb5 axb5 24. Rb1 Rxc3 25. Rxc3 Rxc3 26. Rxb5 Bc4 27. Bxc4 Rxc4 28. Kf3 h5 29. h3 Rc2 30. Rb1 Kf6 31. Re1 g5 32. Ra1 Kg6 33. Ra6+ f6 34. Ra4 h4 35. g3 hxg3 36. Kxg3 Rb2 37. e4 Rb1 38. f3 Rg1+ 39. Kf2 Rh1 40. Kg2 Rb1 41. Ra6 Kf7 42. Ra5 Kg6 43. Ra6 Kf7 44. Ra2 Ke6 45. Kg3 Rg1+ 46. Rg2 Rxg2+ 47. Kxg2 Ke5 48. Kf2 Kf4 49. Kg2 Ke5 50. Kg3 f5 51. exf5 Kxf5 52. h4 gxh4+ 53. Kxh4 Kf4 54. Kh3 Kxf3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Svidler, Peter (2758) – Andreikin, Dmitry (2709) [B32]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (2.3), 2014-03-14
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 5. Nb5 d6 6. c4 Be7 7. N1c3 a6 8. Na3 Be6 9. Be2 Bg5 10. Nc2 Bxc1 11. Rxc1 Qg5 12. O-O Rd8 13. b4 Nf6 14. Qd3 O-O 15. Rfd1 Rc8 16. Nd5 b5 17. Qg3 Qxg3 18. Nxf6+ gxf6 19. hxg3 bxc4 20. f4 f5 21. exf5 Bxf5 22. Ne3 Bd3 23. Bxd3 cxd3 24. Nf5 e4 25. Nxd6 e3 26. Nxc8 d2 27. Rxc6 e2 28. Rcc1 exd1=R+ 29. Rxd1 Rxc8 30. Rxd2 Rc3 31. Rd5  1 – 0 (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2787) – Karjakin, Sergey (2766) [D20]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (2.4), 2014-03-14
1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e4 Nf6 4. e5 Nd5 5. Bxc4 Nb6 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. Be3 Nb4 8. Be4 f5 9. a3 fxe4 10. axb4 e6 11. Nc3 Bxb4 12. Qh5+ g6 13. Qg4 Bxc3+ 14. bxc3 Qd5 15. Ne2 Bd7 16. O-O Qc4 17. Ng3 Bc6 18. Ra5 O-O-O 19. Rc5 Qb3 20. c4 Kb8 21. Qxe6 Rde8 22. Qh3 Nxc4 23. Rxc6 bxc6 24. Nxe4 Nb6 25. Nc5 Qd5 26. Rc1 Ka8 27. Na6 Kb7 28. Nb4 Qf7 29. Qg4 Nd5 30. Nxc6 Re6 31. Na5+ Ka8 32. Qe4 Rb6 33. g4 h5 34. Rc5 Rd8 35. Nc6 Rxc6 36. Rxc6 hxg4 37. Rf6 Qh7 38. Bg5 Qg8 39. Rxg6  1 – 0 (view game)

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FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 14, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2770 1
2 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2787 0.5
3 Andreikin, Dmitry RUS 2709 0.5
4 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2785 0.5
5 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2757 0.5
6 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2766 0.5
7 Svidler, Peter RUS 2758 0.5
8 Aronian, Levon ARM 2830 0

Andreikin, Dmitry (2709) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2787) [E32]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (1.1), 2014-03-13
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 d5 7. Nf3 dxc4 8. Qxc4 b6 9. Bg5 Ba6 10. Qa4 Qd7 11. Qc2 c5 12. dxc5 Rc8 13. Bxf6 gxf6 14. Qe4 Qb5 15. b4 bxc5 16. e3 Qb7 17. Qg4+ Kf8 18. b5 Bxb5 19. Rb1 a6 20. a4 f5 21. Qf4 Qe4 22. Qxe4 fxe4 23. axb5 exf3 24. b6 Rd8 25. gxf3 Nc6 26. f4 Nb4 27. Bg2 Rab8 28. b7 Nd5 29. O-O Rd7 30. Rfc1 Rdxb7 31. Rxb7 Rxb7 32. Bxd5 exd5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2766) – Svidler, Peter (2758) [B48]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (1.2), 2014-03-13
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3 a6 7. Qd2 Nf6 8. f4 b5 9. e5 Ng4 10. Bg1 Bb7 11. O-O-O Nxd4 12. Bxd4 Be7 13. Bd3 f5 14. h3 Nh6 15. Rhg1 O-O 16. Qe3 Rac8 17. Kb1 Bc6 18. Ne2 Bd5 19. g4 g6 20. b3 Qb7 21. Rdf1 a5 22. Ng3 Bc4 23. Be4 Bd5 24. Bd3 Bc4 25. Be4 Bd5 26. Bd3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2770) – Aronian, Levon (2830) [C88]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (1.3), 2014-03-13
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. h3 Bb7 9. d3 d5 10. exd5 Nxd5 11. Nbd2 Qd7 12. Nxe5 Nxe5 13. Rxe5 Nf6 14. Re1 Rae8 15. Nf3 Bd6 16. Be3 Re7 17. d4 Rfe8 18. c3 h6 19. Ne5 Bxe5 20. dxe5 Rxe5 21. Qxd7 Nxd7 22. Red1 Nf6 23. c4 c6 24. Rac1 R5e7 25. a4 bxc4 26. Bxc4 Nd5 27. Bc5 Re4 28. f3 R4e5 29. Kf2 Bc8 30. Bf1 R5e6 31. Rd3 Nf4 32. Rb3 Rd8 33. Be3 Nd5 34. Bd2 Nf6 35. Ba5 Rde8 36. Rb6 Re5 37. Bc3 Nd5 38. Bxe5 Nxb6 39. Bd4 Nxa4 40. Rxc6 Rd8 41. Rc4 Bd7 42. b3 Bb5 43. Rb4 Nb2 44. Bxb5 axb5 45. Ke3 Re8+ 46. Kd2 Rd8 47. Kc3  1 – 0 (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2757) – Topalov, Veselin (2785) [D11]
FIDE Candidates 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (1.4), 2014-03-13
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nbd2 g6 5. e3 Bg7 6. Bd3 c5 7. dxc5 Na6 8. Nb3 dxc4 9. Bxc4 Qxd1+ 10. Kxd1 Ne4 11. Ke2 Naxc5 12. Nxc5 Nxc5 13. Bb5+ Bd7 14. Bxd7+ Kxd7 15. Rd1+ Ke8 16. Rb1 Rc8 17. Bd2 Ne4 18. Bb4 f5 19. Ne1 a5 20. Bxa5 Ra8 21. Rd5 b6 22. Bb4 Rxa2 23. Nd3 Kf7 24. Rc1 Rha8 25. Rc2 Nf6 26. Ne5+ Ke8 27. Rb5 R2a7 28. Ba3 Ra5 29. Rc7 Rxb5 30. Rxe7+ Kd8 31. Nf7+ Kc8 32. Nd6+ Kd8 33. Rxg7 Rd5 34. Nb7+ Kc8 35. Nd6+ Kd8 36. Nb7+ Kc8  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 Round 5

Posted by 365Chess.com on February 3, 2014 in Chess news

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2872 4
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2812 3
3 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2782 2.5
4 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2773 2
5 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2789 2
6 Gelfand, Boris ISR 2777 1.5

Nakamura, Hikaru (2789) – Gelfand, Boris (2777) [B30]
Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 Zurich SUI (5.1), 2014-02-03
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. Bc4 Be7 5. d3 Nf6 6. Nd2 d6 7. Nf1 Bg4 8. Qd2 Nd7 9. Nd5 Be6 10. Nfe3 Bg5 11. c3 O-O 12. Qd1 Nb6 13. Nxb6 axb6 14. Bxe6 fxe6 15. Qb3 d5 16. O-O Kh8 17. a4 Na5 18. Qb5 Nc6 19. Qb3 Na5 20. Qb5 Nc6 21. Qb3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2782) – Aronian, Levon (2812) [C89]
Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 Zurich SUI (5.2), 2014-02-03
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. c3 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Rxe5 c6 12. d3 Bd6 13. Re1 Bf5 14. Qf3 Qh4 15. g3 Qh3 16. Be3 Bxd3 17. Nd2 Qf5 18. Bd4 Rfe8 19. a4 h6 20. Kg2 Kf8 21. Rxe8+ Rxe8 22. axb5 axb5 23. Qxf5 Bxf5 24. Bxd5 cxd5 25. Ra6 Be7 26. Nf1 b4 27. Ne3 Bd3 28. Ra5 bxc3 29. bxc3 Bd8 30. Ra8 f6 31. f3 Be7 32. Ra7 Bd6 33. Rd7 Ba3 34. Rxd5 Kg8 35. h4 Bc1 36. Ng4 Bc4 37. Rc5 Be6 38. Nf2 Ra8 39. g4 Ra2 40. Kg3 Ra6 41. Rc7 Bd2 42. Ne4 Be1+ 43. Bf2 Bxf2+ 44. Kxf2 Ra2+ 45. Kg3 Rc2 46. Kf4 Ra2 47. h5 Ra5 48. Nc5 Bd5 49. Rc8+ Kf7 50. c4 Ba8 51. Rc7+ Kg8 52. Ne6 Ra3 53. Rxg7+ Kh8 54. Kf5 Bxf3 55. Rg6 Be2 56. Rxh6+ Kg8 57. Rg6+ Kh8 58. Rxf6 Rf3+ 59. Nf4 Bxc4 60. Kg5 Kg8 61. Kh6 Ra3 62. g5 Ra7 63. g6 Rc7 64. Nh3 Rc8 65. Ng5 Rd8 66. Nh7  1 – 0 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2773) – Carlsen, Magnus (2872) [C65]
Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 Zurich SUI (5.3), 2014-02-03
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. h3 Nd7 7. Be3 Bd6 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. O-O Re8 10. Nc4 Nf8 11. d4 exd4 12. Qxd4 c5 13. Qd3 b6 14. Nxd6 Qxd6 15. Qxd6 cxd6 16. Rfd1 Bb7 17. Rxd6 Bxe4 18. Ne1 Rad8 19. Rad1 Ne6 20. Rxd8 Rxd8 21. Rxd8+ Nxd8 22. f3 Bd5 23. a3 Nc6 24. Kf2 f6 25. Nd3 Kf8 26. Ke2 Ke7 27. Kd2 Kd7 28. Nf4 Bf7 29. b3 Ne7 30. h4 Nd5 31. Nxd5 Bxd5 32. Bf4 Kc6 33. Bg3 Bf7 34. Bf4 Bg6 35. Bg3 Bf7 36. Bb8 a6 37. Bf4 Bg6 38. Bg3 Bh5 39. Bf2 Bf7 40. Bg3 Bg6  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 Round 4

Posted by 365Chess.com on February 2, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2872 3.5
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2812 3
3 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2789 1.5
4 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2782 1.5
5 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2773 1.5
6 Gelfand, Boris ISR 2777 1

Aronian,L (2812) – Gelfand,B (2777) [E60]
Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 Zurich SUI (3), 2014-02-01
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 c6 4. Bg2 d5 5. cxd5 cxd5 6. Nf3 Bg7 7. Ne5 Ne4 8. Nd2 Nxd2 9. Bxd2 O-O 10. O-O Nd7 11. Bc3 Nf6 12. Qb3 Ne4 13. Bxe4 dxe4 14. Rfd1 Qb6 15. Qxb6 axb6 16. Nc4 Be6 17. d5 Bg4 18. Bxg7 Kxg7 19. Kf1 b5 20. Ne3 Bd7 21. a3 Rfc8 22. Rac1 Kf6 23. Rxc8 Rxc8 24. d6 e6 25. Ng4+ Kf5 26. Ne3+ Kf6 27. Ng4+ Kf5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2789) – Carlsen,M (2872) [E20]
Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 Zurich SUI (3), 2014-02-01
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. f3 d5 5. a3 Be7 6. e4 dxe4 7. fxe4 e5 8. d5 Bc5 9. Bg5 O-O 10. Nf3 Bg4 11. h3 Bxf3 12. Qxf3 Nbd7 13. O-O-O Bd4 14. Ne2 c5 15. g4 a5 16. Kb1 Ra6 17. Ng3 g6 18. h4 a4 19. Rh2 Qa5 20. Bd2 Qc7 21. g5 Ne8 22. h5 Rb6 23. Bc1 Rb3 24. Qg4 Nb6 25. Be2 Nd6 26. Rdh1 Bxb2 27. Bxb2 Nbxc4 28. Bxc4 Nxc4 29. hxg6 Qb6 30. g7 Rd8 31. Qh4 Rxb2+ 32. Ka1 Rxh2 33. Rxh2 Qg6 34. Nf5 Re8 35. Qg4 Qb6 36. Qh3 Qg6 37. d6 Nxd6 38. Nxd6 Rd8 39. Nc4 Qxe4 40. Qh5 Rd3 41. Rh4 Qf5 42. Qe2 b5 43. Nd2 Qxg5 44. Qxd3 Qxh4 45. Ne4 Kxg7 46. Qf3 Qf4 47. Qg2+ Kf8 48. Kb2 h5 49. Nd2 h4 50. Kc2 b4 51. axb4 cxb4 52. Qa8+ Kg7 53. Qxa4 h3 54. Qb3 h2 55. Qd5 e4 56. Qh5 e3 57. Nf3 e2 58. Kb3 f6 59. Ne1 Qg3+ 60. Ka4 Qg1 61. Qxe2 Qa7+  0 – 1 (view game)

Caruana,F (2782) – Anand,V (2773) [D11]
Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 Zurich SUI (3), 2014-02-01
1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 c6 3. d4 Nf6 4. e3 Bg4 5. Nc3 e6 6. h3 Bh5 7. g4 Bg6 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Ne5 Bb4 10. Bd2 Nd7 11. Nxg6 hxg6 12. a3 Ba5 13. Bg2 g5 14. Qc2 Rc8 15. Rd1 Bc7 16. Ne2 Nf8 17. Qb3 Rb8 18. e4 Nf4 19. Bxf4 Bxf4 20. h4 e5 21. d5 Ng6 22. dxc6 Qa5+ 23. Nc3 O-O 24. cxb7 Qc7 25. Nd5 Qxb7 26. Qxb7 Rxb7 27. b4 gxh4 28. Bf1 Bg5 29. Rh3 Rd8 30. Bc4 Rbb8 31. Rhd3 Rdc8 32. Bb3 Rb7 33. a4 a6 34. Rb1 Nf8 35. Nc3 Ng6 36. Nd5 Nf8 37. Nc3 Ng6 38. Nd5 Nf8 39. Nc3 Ng6 40. Nd5 Nf8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Gelfand,B (2777) – Anand,V (2773) [D11]
Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 Zurich SUI (4), 2014-02-02
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bg4 5. Nc3 e6 6. h3 Bh5 7. g4 Bg6 8. Nh4 Bb4 9. Qb3 Qe7 10. Bd2 a5 11. Nxg6 hxg6 12. cxd5 exd5 13. f3 a4 14. Qc2 a3 15. b3 Nbd7 16. O-O-O O-O 17. Kb1 Rfc8 18. h4 Nb6 19. g5 Nh5 20. Bh3 Re8 21. Rhe1 Rad8 22. Bg4 Qd6 23. Ne2 Bxd2 24. Qxd2 Nd7 25. Nf4 Nxf4 26. exf4 f5 27. gxf6 Nxf6 28. Re5 Nxg4 29. fxg4 Rxe5 30. fxe5 Qe7 31. Rh1 Rf8 32. h5 Qf7 33. h6 Qf3 34. Re1 gxh6 35. e6 Re8 36. g5 Qf5+  0 – 1 (view game)

Carlsen,M (2872) – Caruana,F (2782) [C65]
Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 Zurich SUI (4), 2014-02-02
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. h3 Nd7 7. Be3 Bd6 8. Nc3 c5 9. O-O Nf8 10. Nd2 Ng6 11. Nc4 Be6 12. Ne2 Qd7 13. Nxd6+ cxd6 14. f4 exf4 15. Nxf4 Nxf4 16. Rxf4 b6 17. Qh5 d5 18. d4 c4 19. b3 Qc6 20. Raf1 O-O-O 21. bxc4 Qxc4 22. Rxf7 Bxf7 23. Rxf7 Rd7 24. Rxd7 Kxd7 25. exd5 g6 26. Qg4+ Kc7 27. Qe6 Kb7 28. Qe7+ Qc7 29. Qe4 Qd7 30. d6+ Ka6 31. Bf4 Rc8 32. Kh2 Rc4 33. Bg3 Rc8 34. Qd3+ Kb7 35. c4 Qc6 36. Qb3 Ka8 37. a4 Re8 38. a5 Kb7 39. c5 Kc8 40. axb6 axb6 41. d5 Qxc5 42. Qa4 Re3 43. Qa8+ Kd7 44. Qb7+ Ke8 45. d7+ Kd8 46. Bh4+ Re7 47. Qc8+  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian,L (2812) – Nakamura,Hi (2789) [E63]
Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 Zurich SUI (4), 2014-02-02
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. g3 d6 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O Nc6 7. d4 a6 8. h3 Rb8 9. e4 b5 10. d5 b4 11. Ne2 Na5 12. Qc2 c6 13. Nfd4 cxd5 14. exd5 Qc7 15. b3 e5 16. dxe6 fxe6 17. a3 bxa3 18. Bd2 Nb7 19. Rxa3 e5 20. Nc6 Ra8 21. Nb4 a5 22. Qa2 Bf5 23. Nd5 Nxd5 24. Bxd5+ Kh8 25. b4 Bxh3 26. Rb1 Bf5 27. Rb2 Bd7 28. bxa5 Bc6 29. Nc3 Nc5 30. Be3 e4 31. a6 Nd3 32. Rb7 Qc8 33. Nxe4 Bxd5 34. cxd5 Qg4 35. Rxd3 Qxe4 36. Rdb3 Qxd5 37. Qe2 Qc6 38. a7 d5 39. Rxg7 Kxg7 40. Bd4+ Kh6 41. Qe3+ Kh5 42. g4+ Kh4 43. Qh6+ Kxg4 44. Qh3+ Kf4 45. Rf3+  1 – 0 (view game)

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Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 Round 2

Posted by 365Chess.com on February 1, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2872 1.5
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2812 1.5
3 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2789 1.5
4 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2782 1
5 Gelfand, Boris ISR 2777 0.5
6 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2773 0

Carlsen, Magnus (2872) – Gelfand, Boris (2777) [E60]
Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 Zurich SUI (1.1), 2014-01-30
1. c4 g6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 c6 5. Bg2 d5 6. Qa4 O-O 7. O-O Nfd7 8. Qc2 Nf6 9. Bf4 Bf5 10. Qb3 Qb6 11. Nbd2 Ne4 12. e3 Qxb3 13. axb3 Na6 14. cxd5 cxd5 15. g4 Bxg4 16. Nxe4 dxe4 17. Nd2 f5 18. f3 e5 19. dxe5 exf3 20. Nxf3 Rae8 21. Ra5 Nb4 22. Nd4 b6 23. Rxa7 Bxe5 24. Bh6 Rf6 25. h3 Bh5 26. Nc2 g5 27. Bxg5 Rg6 28. Rxf5 h6 29. Bxh6 Rxh6 30. Nxb4 Bxb2 31. Nd5 Kh8 32. Rb7 Bd1 33. b4 Rg8 34. Ne7 Rd8 35. Be4 Bf6 36. Rxb6 Kg7 37. Rf2  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2812) – Anand, Viswanathan (2773) [A13]
Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 Zurich SUI (1.2), 2014-01-30
1. c4 e6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. Qa4+ Nbd7 6. Qxc4 a6 7. Qb3 Rb8 8. O-O b5 9. a4 Bb7 10. axb5 axb5 11. d3 Be7 12. Bf4 Nd5 13. Bd2 O-O 14. Rc1 c5 15. Ba5 Qe8 16. Nbd2 N5f6 17. Rab1 Bd5 18. Qd1 Ra8 19. b4 Ra6 20. e4 Bc6 21. Nb3 cxb4 22. Qd2 Bxe4 23. dxe4 Nxe4 24. Qc2 Nc3 25. Ra1 Nf6 26. Ne5 Nfd5 27. Nd3 Rc6 28. Bxd5 exd5 29. Re1 Rc4 30. f3 Qd7 31. Qf2 Bd6 32. Bb6 Qf5 33. Qe3 h5 34. Bd4 Rc7 35. Ra7 Rxa7 36. Bxa7 Ra8 37. Bc5 d4 38. Nxd4 Bxc5 39. Nxf5 Bxe3+ 40. Nxe3 b3 41. Nd1 Rc8 42. Nxc3 Rxc3 43. Rd1 b2 44. Nxb2 Rxf3 45. Rd8+ Kh7 46. Rd5 Rb3 47. Nd3 g6 48. Rd7 Kg7 49. Kf2 Ra3 50. Ke3 Ra2 51. h4 Kf6 52. Rb7 Ra5 53. Nc5 Ra3+ 54. Kf4 Ra1 55. Ne4+ Kg7 56. Nd6 Rf1+ 57. Ke3 Kf8 58. Rxb5 Ke7 59. Ne4 Re1+ 60. Kf4 Kf8 61. Rb8+ Kg7 62. Rb7 Rf1+ 63. Ke3 Kf8 64. Nd6 Rf6 65. Rb8+ Ke7 66. Ne4 Rf1 67. Ke2 Rf5 68. Rc8 Re5 69. Kf3 Rf5+ 70. Kg2 Re5 71. Ng5 Re2+ 72. Kh3 Rf2 73. Rc4  1 – 0 (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2789) – Caruana, Fabiano (2782) [D90]
Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 Zurich SUI (1.3), 2014-01-30
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. Nc3 d5 5. Qa4+ Bd7 6. Qb3 dxc4 7. Qxc4 O-O 8. Bf4 c6 9. e4 b5 10. Qd3 c5 11. dxc5 Na6 12. e5 Nxc5 13. Qe3 Nh5 14. Bg5 Ne6 15. Rd1 Qe8 16. Bh6 Bxh6 17. Qxh6 Bc6 18. Qe3 a6 19. Bd3 Nhf4 20. O-O Nxd3 21. Rxd3 Rd8 22. Nd4 Nxd4 23. Rxd4 Rxd4 24. Qxd4 Qa8 25. f3 Rd8 26. Qc5 Qb7 27. Rd1 Rxd1+ 28. Nxd1 Qd7 29. Ne3 Qd2 30. Qc3 Qxc3 31. bxc3 f6 32. exf6 exf6 33. Kf2 Kf7 34. Ke2 Ke6 35. Kd3 h5 36. Kd4 h4 37. Kc5 Ba8 38. f4 g5 39. g3 hxg3 40. hxg3 gxf4 41. gxf4 Be4 42. Kb6 Kd6 43. Kxa6 Kc5 44. a3 Bf3 45. Ka7 Kc6 46. Kb8 Kb6 47. Nf5 Bg4 48. Nd6 Be6 49. Ne4 f5 50. Nd2 Bd5 51. Kc8 Ka5 52. Kc7 Ka4 53. Kb6 Bg2 54. c4 bxc4 55. Nxc4 Bd5 56. Kc5 Bg8 57. Kd4 Kb3 58. Nd6 Kxa3 59. Ke5 Kb4 60. Kf6 Kc5 61. Nxf5 Bh7 62. Ne7 Bb1 63. Ke5 Bh7 64. Nd5 Kc6 65. Nf6 Bb1 66. f5 Bxf5 67. Kxf5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Gelfand, Boris (2777) – Caruana, Fabiano (2782) [A88]
Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 Zurich SUI (2.1), 2014-01-31
1. d4 d6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 f5 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. g3 Bg7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O c6 8. b4 e5 9. dxe5 dxe5 10. e4 Be6 11. exf5 gxf5 12. Nxe5 Qxd1 13. Rxd1 Nfd7 14. Nxd7 Nxd7 15. Bb2 Nb6 16. Rac1 Bxc4 17. Ba1 Rad8 18. Rxd8 Rxd8 19. Bh3 Bd3 20. Nd1 Nc4 21. Bxg7 Kxg7 22. Bf1 Bxf1 23. Kxf1 Rd4 24. Ke2 Kf6 25. f3 Na3 26. Rc3 Nb5 27. Rb3 Rc4 28. Kd3 Rc1 29. Nc3 Rf1 30. Ke3 Re1+ 31. Kd3 Rf1 32. Ke3 Re1+ 33. Kd3 a6 34. a4 Nd6 35. Rb1 Rxb1 36. Nxb1 b5 37. axb5 axb5 38. Kd4 Nc4 39. Kc5 Ne5 40. Nd2 h5 41. f4 Nd3+ 42. Kxc6 Nxb4+ 43. Kxb5 Nd3 44. Nf3 Nf2 45. Kc6 Ng4 46. Kd6 h4 47. gxh4 Ne3 48. Ne5 Ng2 49. Nd7+ Kg7 50. Ke5 Nxh4 51. h3 Kf7 52. Nb8 Kg6 53. Nc6 Nf3+ 54. Ke6 Ng1 55. Ne5+ Kh5 56. Kxf5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2773) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2789) [C65]
Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 Zurich SUI (2.2), 2014-01-31
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. h3 Be6 7. Nc3 Qd6 8. O-O O-O-O 9. a3 Nh5 10. Na4 Bb6 11. Nxb6+ axb6 12. a4 f6 13. Be3 Nf4 14. a5 b5 15. d4 Nxh3+ 16. gxh3 Bxh3 17. dxe5 Qe6 18. Nd2 Bxf1 19. Qxf1 Qxe5 20. c3 Kb8 21. a6 b6 22. Qg2 Rd6 23. Nf1 f5 24. exf5 Qxf5 25. Ng3 Qd7 26. Qe4 Ka7 27. Kg2 h5 28. Qf5 Qe8 29. Qe4 Qf7 30. Kh1 h4 31. Ne2 Re8 32. Qg4 Rg6 33. Qh3 Qd5+ 34. Kh2 Rxe3 35. fxe3 Qd2 36. Qf1 Rf6  0 – 1 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2872) – Aronian, Levon (2812) [A29]
Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 Zurich SUI (2.3), 2014-01-31
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Nb6 7. O-O Be7 8. a3 O-O 9. d3 Re8 10. b4 Bf8 11. Rb1 a5 12. b5 Nd4 13. e3 Nxf3+ 14. Bxf3 a4 15. Qe2 Ra7 16. Bb2 Be6 17. Rfc1 Qd7 18. Ne4 Ba2 19. Ra1 Bd5 20. Bg4 Qd8 21. Bc3 Nd7 22. Bf3 b6 23. Bb4 Bxb4 24. axb4 Qe7 25. Nc3 Bxf3 26. Qxf3 Nf6 27. Rxa4 Rxa4 28. Nxa4 Qxb4 29. Nc3 Qb2 30. Qd1 Rd8 31. Kg2 h6 32. h3 Rxd3 33. Qxd3 Qxc1 34. Qd8+ Kh7 35. Qxc7 Ne4 36. Qxe5 Nxc3 37. Qf5+ Kg8 38. Qc8+ Kh7 39. Qf5+ Kh8 40. Qc8+ Kh7  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Levon Aronian wins the Tata Steel 2014

Posted by 365Chess.com on January 26, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Aronian, Levon ARM 2812 8
2 Giri, Anish NED 2734 6
3 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2759 6
4 Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2706 5.5
5 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2782 5.5
6 Dominguez Perez, Leinier CUB 2754 5.5
7 So, Wesley PHI 2719 5.5
8 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2789 4.5
9 Van Wely, Loek NED 2672 4
10 Rapport, Richard HUN 2691 3.5
11 Gelfand, Boris ISR 2777 3.5
12 Naiditsch, Arkadij GER 2718 2.5

Van Wely, Loek (2672) – Gelfand, Boris (2777) [A45]
76th Tata Steel Masters Wijk aan Zee NED (10.1), 2014-01-25
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. dxc5 Qa5 5. c3 Qxc5 6. Ngf3 Nc6 7. Bxf6 gxf6 8. e4 Be6 9. Bd3 O-O-O 10. Qe2 Bh6 11. Nb3 Qd6 12. O-O Ne5 13. Nxe5 Qxe5 14. Nd4 dxe4 15. Bxe4 Bd5 16. Qg4+ e6 17. Bxd5 Qxd5 18. Rfd1 Rhg8 19. Qh3 Bf4 20. g3 h5 21. Ne2 Bd2 22. Qh4 Qe5 23. Nd4 Bh6 24. Qh3 Kb8 25. Re1 Qg5 26. Re4 Rd5 27. Rh4 Rgd8 28. Rf1 Bf8 29. f4 Qh6 30. Kh1 Bc5 31. Nb3 Bb6 32. c4 Rd1 33. c5 Bc7 34. Rxh5 Rxf1+ 35. Kg2 Qg6 36. Kxf1 Qb1+ 37. Ke2 Qxb2+ 38. Kf3 Rd3+ 39. Kg4 f5+ 40. Kh4 Bd8+  0 – 1 (view game)

Harikrishna, Pentala (2706) – So, Wesley (2719) [C67]
76th Tata Steel Masters Wijk aan Zee NED (10.2), 2014-01-25
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. h3 Ke8 10. Nc3 h5 11. Rd1 Be7 12. Ne2 Nh4 13. Nxh4 Bxh4 14. Bf4 Be7 15. Nd4 g5 16. Bh2 Rh6 17. e6 Bxe6 18. Bxc7 Rc8 19. Nxe6 Rxe6 20. Ba5 Bf6 21. Rab1 b6 22. Be1 Rd8 23. Rxd8+ Kxd8 24. Kf1 Rd6 25. Ke2 Re6+ 26. Kf1 Rd6 27. b3 Ke7 28. Ke2 Re6+ 29. Kf1 Rd6 30. Ke2 Re6+ 31. Kf1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Dominguez Perez, Leinier (2754) – Aronian, Levon (2812) [C84]
76th Tata Steel Masters Wijk aan Zee NED (10.3), 2014-01-25
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. Nc3 d6 9. a3 Na5 10. Ba2 Be6 11. Bg5 c5 12. b4 Nc6 13. Nd5 Bxd5 14. exd5 Nd4 15. bxc5 Nxf3+ 16. Qxf3 dxc5 17. Rfe1 Nd7 18. Bd2 Bd6 19. a4 f5 20. Bb3 e4 21. dxe4 c4 22. Ba2 Qh4 23. e5 Bxe5 24. g3 Qg4 25. Qxg4 fxg4 26. c3 Bf6 27. Bb1 b4 28. Re3 Rad8 29. Bf5 h5 30. Rd1 b3 31. Bc1 Bg5 32. Be6+ Kh8 33. Re2 Bxc1 34. Rxc1 Nc5 35. a5 Rfe8 36. Kf1 g6 37. Rce1 Kg7 38. d6 Rxe6 39. Rxe6 Nxe6 40. Rxe6 Rd7 41. Re8 Rxd6 42. Ke2 Rd3  0 – 1 (view game)

Giri, Anish (2734) – Karjakin, Sergey (2759) [E06]
76th Tata Steel Masters Wijk aan Zee NED (10.4), 2014-01-25
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Qxc4 Bc6 10. Bf4 a5 11. Nc3 Na6 12. Qd3 Nb4 13. Qb1 Nbd5 14. Bd2 Nxc3 15. bxc3 Be4 16. Qb2 Qd5 17. Ne1 Bxg2 18. Nxg2 Rfb8 19. Rfb1 Ne4 20. Nf4 Qd7 21. Nd3 Nxd2 22. Qxd2 b5 23. axb5 Rxb5 24. Rxb5 Qxb5 25. c4 Qxc4 26. Rxa5 Rxa5 27. Qxa5 Qxd4 28. Qxc7 Qd6 29. Qc8+ Qd8 30. Qb7 Bd6 31. Kg2 h5 32. h3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2782) – Naiditsch, Arkadij (2718) [A05]
76th Tata Steel Masters Wijk aan Zee NED (10.5), 2014-01-25
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 g6 4. c4 dxc4 5. Na3 Bg7 6. Nxc4 c5 7. Nfe5 O-O 8. d3 Nd5 9. Qb3 e6 10. O-O Qc7 11. f4 Nd7 12. Bd2 b6 13. Nf3 Bb7 14. e4 Nb4 15. Bc3 b5 16. Bxg7 Kxg7 17. Qc3+ f6 18. Ncd2 Qd6 19. a3 Nc6 20. Nb3 Rac8 21. Rac1 Ne7 22. e5 Qb6 23. exf6+ Rxf6 24. Kh1 Nd5 25. Qd2 c4 26. dxc4 bxc4 27. Nbd4 Nc5 28. Rc2 Nd3 29. b3 Nb2 30. Ne5 c3 31. Qf2 Rd8 32. Re1 Nxf4 33. gxf4 Rxd4 34. Rxc3 Nd1 35. Rc7+ Kg8 36. Qc2 Rdxf4 37. Rxb7 Nf2+ 38. Kg1 Nh3+ 39. Kh1 Rf1+  0 – 1 (view game)

Rapport, Richard (2691) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2789) [A04]
76th Tata Steel Masters Wijk aan Zee NED (10.6), 2014-01-25
1. Nf3 c5 2. b3 d6 3. e3 e5 4. Bb5+ Nc6 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. d4 e4 7. d5 a6 8. Bf1 Ne7 9. Nd2 Bf5 10. Bb2 b5 11. h3 h5 12. a3 Nc8 13. a4 b4 14. Ne2 Nxd5 15. Ng3 Nxe3 16. Qe2 Nxc2+ 17. Kd1 Bg6 18. Ndxe4 Qe7 19. Qf3 Nxa1 20. Bc4 Nb6 21. Nf6+ gxf6 22. Bxf6 Qc7 23. Re1+ Kd7 24. Bxa1 Qc6 25. Qxc6+ Kxc6 26. Bxh8 h4 27. Nf1 Nxc4 28. bxc4 Bd3 29. Nd2 d5 30. cxd5+ Kxd5 31. Re5+ Kc6 32. Rh5 Bg6  0 – 1 (view game)

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Tata Steel 2014 Round 9

Posted by 365Chess.com on January 24, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Aronian, Levon ARM 2812 7
2 Giri, Anish NED 2734 5.5
3 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2782 5.5
4 Dominguez Perez, Leinier CUB 2754 5.5
5 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2759 5.5
6 Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2706 5
7 So, Wesley PHI 2719 5
8 Van Wely, Loek NED 2672 4
9 Rapport, Richard HUN 2691 3.5
10 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2789 3.5
11 Gelfand, Boris ISR 2777 2.5
12 Naiditsch, Arkadij GER 2718 1.5

Nakamura, Hikaru (2789) – Caruana, Fabiano (2782) [E60]
76th Tata Steel Masters Wijk aan Zee NED (9.1), 2014-01-23
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 c5 6. Nc3 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Qc7 8. b3 d5 9. Ndb5 Qa5 10. Bd2 dxc4 11. bxc4 Qd8 12. O-O a6 13. Na3 Nc6 14. Nc2 Be6 15. Rb1 Rc8 16. Ne3 Na5 17. Bxb7 Nxb7 18. Rxb7 Bh3 19. Re1 e6 20. Qc2 Qd4 21. Reb1 Rfd8 22. Be1 Ng4 23. Nxg4 Bxg4 24. Qa4 Bh3 25. Rd1 Qg4 26. f3 Rxd1 27. Nxd1 Qd4+ 28. Nf2 Bf8 29. Qd7 Qxd7 30. Rxd7 Bc5 31. Bb4 Bxb4 32. Nxh3 h6 33. Nf2 Bc5 34. Rd3 Bxf2+ 35. Kxf2 Rxc4 36. Ra3 Rc6 37. Ke3 Kf8 38. h4 h5 39. Kd4 Ke7 40. e4 Kd7 41. e5 Rb6 42. Ra5 Rc6 43. Ra4 Rb6 44. Ke4 Ke7 45. Kf4 Kf8 46. Ke4 Ke7 47. g4 hxg4 48. fxg4 Kf8 49. Ra5 Rb4+ 50. Kf3 Rb6 51. Kf4 Kg7 52. Ra4 Rc6 53. Ke4 Rb6 54. a3 Rb1 55. Rxa6 Rh1 56. a4 Rxh4 57. Kf4 Rh1 58. g5 Rf1+ 59. Kg4 Rg1+ 60. Kf4 Rf1+ 61. Kg4 Rg1+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Rapport, Richard (2691) – Giri, Anish (2734) [A45]
76th Tata Steel Masters Wijk aan Zee NED (9.2), 2014-01-23
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 c5 3. dxc5 Na6 4. Qd4 Qa5+ 5. Nc3 Nxc5 6. Bd2 Ne6 7. Qh4 g5 8. Qg3 d5 9. e4 d4 10. Bb5+ Bd7 11. Bxd7+ Nxd7 12. Nd5 Qc5 13. Nf3 Qxc2 14. O-O Qxe4 15. Nc7+ Nxc7 16. Rfe1 Qd5 17. Qxc7 e6 18. Nxd4 Qxd4 19. Bc3 Qc5 20. Qxc5 Bxc5 21. Bxh8 f6 22. Rac1 Ke7 23. Bxf6+ Kxf6 24. Red1 Ke7 25. Rxd7+ Kxd7 26. Rxc5 h6 27. Kf1 Rf8 28. Rc3 e5 29. Ra3 a6 30. Rd3+ Kc6 31. Rh3 Rf6 32. Ke2 Kd7 33. Rd3+ Ke7 34. Rb3 b5 35. Rc3 Rd6 36. Rc7+ Ke6 37. f3 Kf5 38. g4+ Kg6 39. Rc5 Kf6 40. Ke3 Ke6 41. b3 Kf6 42. Rc7 Ke6 43. Rc3 Rb6 44. Ke4 Rd6 45. Ke3 Rb6 46. Rc2 Rd6 47. h4 gxh4 48. Rh2 Kd5 49. Rxh4 Rc6 50. Kd3 b4 51. Kd2 Rc3 52. Rxh6 Rxf3 53. Rxa6 Ke4 54. g5 Rg3 55. g6 Rg2+ 56. Ke1 Ke3 57. Kf1 Rg4 58. a3 bxa3 59. Rxa3 Rxg6 60. b4+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Naiditsch, Arkadij (2718) – Harikrishna, Pentala (2706) [A45]
76th Tata Steel Masters Wijk aan Zee NED (9.3), 2014-01-23
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bf4 Bf5 4. f3 e6 5. Qd2 Be7 6. O-O-O Nc6 7. Qe1 Bg6 8. Nh3 O-O 9. Nf2 Nh5 10. Be3 Nb4 11. Rd2 c5 12. g4 Nf6 13. h4 Nd7 14. f4 Bf6 15. Qd1 Nb6 16. dxc5 Bxc3 17. cxb6 axb6 18. bxc3 Nxa2+ 19. Kb2 Qd6  0 – 1 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2812) – Karjakin, Sergey (2759) [E15]
76th Tata Steel Masters Wijk aan Zee NED (9.4), 2014-01-23
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. b3 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Be7 7. Nc3 O-O 8. Bg2 c6 9. e4 d5 10. exd5 cxd5 11. Ne5 Bb7 12. O-O Nc6 13. Bf4 Na5 14. Rc1 Ba3 15. Rb1 Bb4 16. Ne2 Nc6 17. Bg5 Be7 18. Nf4 Qd6 19. Bxf6 Bxf6 20. cxd5 exd5 21. Bxd5 Bxe5 22. dxe5 Qxe5 23. Re1 Qf6 24. Nh5 Qh6 25. Qg4 Qg6 26. Qh3 Rad8 27. Nf4 Qf6 28. Be4 g6 29. Nd5 Qg7 30. Rbc1 Kh8 31. Nxb6 axb6 32. Bxc6 Bxc6 33. Rxc6 Rd2 34. Qh4 Rxa2 35. Qb4 h5 36. Qxb6 Ra1 37. Rcc1 Rxc1 38. Rxc1 Qb2 39. Rd1 Kh7 40. Qb5 Kg7 41. Qd3 Rb8 42. Rb1 Qe5 43. Qd2 h4 44. Qb2 Qxb2 45. Rxb2 Rb4 46. Kf1 Kf6 47. Ke2 Kf5 48. Kd3 g5 49. Kc3 Rb7 50. b4 Kg4 51. b5 Kh3 52. gxh4 gxh4 53. f4 Kg4 54. b6 f5 55. Kd4 Kxf4 56. Rb3 h3 57. Kd5 Kg4 58. Kc6 Rb8 59. Rg3+ Kh4 60. b7 f4 61. Rg7  1 – 0 (view game)

Gelfand, Boris (2777) – Dominguez Perez, Leinier (2754) [D85]
76th Tata Steel Masters Wijk aan Zee NED (9.5), 2014-01-23
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Bd2 Bg7 6. e4 Nxc3 7. Bxc3 O-O 8. Qd2 c5 9. d5 Bxc3 10. bxc3 Qd6 11. f4 e6 12. Bc4 b5 13. Bxb5 exd5 14. exd5 Nd7 15. Bxd7 Bxd7 16. Nf3 Bb5 17. Kf2 Rad8 18. Rad1 Rfe8 19. Rhe1 f6 20. a3 Rxe1 21. Rxe1 Qxd5 22. Qxd5+ Rxd5 23. g4 Kf7 24. g5 Rf5 25. Kg3 Bc6 26. gxf6 Bxf3 27. Kxf3 Kxf6 28. c4 g5 29. Re4 gxf4 30. a4 a5 31. h4 Kf7 32. Re1 Rh5 33. Kg4 Rh6 34. Re5 f3 35. Kxf3 Rxh4 36. Rxc5 Ke6  ½ – ½ (view game)

So, Wesley (2719) – Van Wely, Loek (2672) [E99]
76th Tata Steel Masters Wijk aan Zee NED (9.6), 2014-01-23
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d5 Ne7 9. Ne1 Nd7 10. f3 f5 11. Be3 f4 12. Bf2 g5 13. g4 h5 14. h3 Rf6 15. Nd3 Rh6 16. c5 Nxc5 17. Nxc5 dxc5 18. Bxc5 Ng6 19. Rc1 Bf8 20. Nb5 Bd6 21. Qb3 hxg4 22. fxg4 Qe7 23. Bxd6 cxd6 24. Nxa7 Qh7 25. Rc3 f3 26. Bxf3 Bd7 27. Qxb7 Rf8 28. Bg2 Nf4 29. Rxf4 exf4 30. Nc6 Qg7 31. Qb4 f3 32. Rxf3 Rxf3 33. Bxf3 Rxh3 34. Kg2 Rh6 35. Qb6 Qf8 36. Qd8 Qxd8 37. Nxd8 Kg7 38. Nc6 Rh8 39. e5 Bxc6 40. dxc6 dxe5 41. Be4 1 – 0 (view game)

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Tata Steel 2014 Round 8

Posted by 365Chess.com on January 22, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Aronian, Levon ARM 2812 6
2 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2759 5.5
3 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2782 5
4 Dominguez Perez, Leinier CUB 2754 5
5 Giri, Anish NED 2734 5
6 Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2706 4
7 Van Wely, Loek NED 2672 4
8 So, Wesley PHI 2719 4
9 Rapport, Richard HUN 2691 3
10 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2789 3
11 Gelfand, Boris ISR 2777 2
12 Naiditsch, Arkadij GER 2718 1.5

Van Wely, Loek (2672) – Naiditsch, Arkadij (2718) [E11]
76th Tata Steel Masters Wijk aan Zee NED (8.1), 2014-01-21
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Bxd2+ 5. Qxd2 O-O 6. g3 d5 7. Bg2 c6 8. O-O Nbd7 9. Qc3 b6 10. Nbd2 Bb7 11. b4 a5 12. a3 axb4 13. axb4 c5 14. bxc5 bxc5 15. dxc5 Nxc5 16. Qb4 Nfd7 17. Nd4 Rb8 18. Ra7 Ba6 19. Qc3 Qb6 20. Rxa6 Qxa6 21. cxd5 exd5 22. Bxd5 Qf6 23. N2f3 Rfc8 24. Qd2 h6 25. h4 Rb6 26. Rc1 Rcb8 27. Kg2 Rd6 28. e4 Re8 29. Qc2 Rb6 30. e5 Qd8 31. Qf5 Qe7 32. Nc6 Qf8 33. Nfd4 Rb2 34. Rc3 Rb7 35. h5 Ra8 36. Rc2 Ra1 37. Re2 Nb6 38. Ba2 Qa8 39. Bb1 Rxb1 40. Qxb1 Nba4 41. Qf5 Kh8 42. Qf3 Rc7 43. Rc2 Qe8 44. Rc4 Qc8 45. Kh2 Rb7 46. Nf5 Rc7 47. Rb4 Qa6 48. Nfe7  1 – 0 (view game)

Dominguez Perez, Leinier (2754) – So, Wesley (2719) [C42]
76th Tata Steel Masters Wijk aan Zee NED (8.2), 2014-01-21
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 b6 9. O-O-O Bb7 10. h4 Nd7 11. Bd3 Nf6 12. Bd4 c5 13. Bxf6 Bxf6 14. Qf4 d5 15. h5 Re8 16. g4 g6 17. hxg6 hxg6 18. g5 Bg7 19. Rh7 d4 20. Bc4 Qe7 21. Qh4  1 – 0 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2759) – Gelfand, Boris (2777) [B90]
76th Tata Steel Masters Wijk aan Zee NED (8.3), 2014-01-21
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e5 7. Nde2 h5 8. g3 b5 9. Bg5 Nbd7 10. Nd5 Bb7 11. Nec3 Rc8 12. Bg2 Be7 13. Nxe7 Qxe7 14. h4 Nb6 15. Qd3 Qc7 16. Bh3 Rb8 17. Bxf6 gxf6 18. O-O-O b4 19. Nd5 Nxd5 20. exd5 Bc8 21. f4 Bxh3 22. Rxh3 Kf8 23. fxe5 fxe5 24. Rh2 Kg7 25. Rf2 Rh6 26. Qxa6 b3 27. axb3 Rxb3 28. Qc6 Qa7 29. Rxf7+ Qxf7 30. cxb3 Rg6 31. b4 Qf3 32. Qc3 Qf2 33. Rd3 Rf6 34. Kb1 Qg1+ 35. Ka2 Qa7+ 36. Kb3 Rf1 37. Rf3 Ra1 38. Qe3 Qxe3+ 39. Rxe3 Kg6 40. b5 Ra8 41. Kb4 Rb8 42. Rf3 e4 43. Rf1 e3 44. Kc4 Rc8+ 45. Kd3 Rc5 46. b4 Rxd5+ 47. Kxe3 Rxb5 48. Rf4 d5 49. Kd3 Rb7 50. Kc2 Rb8 51. Kc3 Rb7 52. Rf8 Rc7+ 53. Kb3 Rd7 54. b5 d4 55. Kc2 d3+ 56. Kd2 Rd5 57. Rg8+ Kh6 58. Rg5 Rd4 59. Rc5 Kg6 60. b6  1 – 0 (view game)

Giri, Anish (2734) – Aronian, Levon (2812) [E06]
76th Tata Steel Masters Wijk aan Zee NED (8.4), 2014-01-21
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Qxc4 Bc6 10. Bf4 Bd6 11. Bg5 Nbd7 12. Nc3 h6 13. Bxf6 Nxf6 14. a5 Qe7 15. Nd2 Bd5 16. Bxd5 exd5 17. Nxd5 Nxd5 18. Qxd5 Qxe2 19. Ne4 Rab8 20. Rfe1 Qxb2 21. Rab1 Qc2 22. Rec1 Qe2 23. Re1 Qc2 24. Nxd6 cxd6 25. Rb6 Rbe8 26. Rf1 Qe4 27. Qxb7 Qxb7 28. Rxb7 Re4 29. Rd1 Rc8 30. Rb6 Rc2 31. Rd3 g5 32. h3 h5 33. Rf3 g4 34. hxg4 hxg4 35. Rf4 Rxf4 36. gxf4 Ra2 37. Rxa6 Kg7 38. Kg2 Kg6 39. Rxd6+ Kf5 40. a6 Kxf4 41. Rf6+ Kg5 42. Rb6 Kf4 43. d5 Ke5 44. d6 Ke6 45. Kg3 f5 46. d7+ Kxd7 47. Rf6 Ke7 48. Rh6 Kf7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2782) – Rapport, Richard (2691) [C10]
76th Tata Steel Masters Wijk aan Zee NED (8.5), 2014-01-21
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Nxf6+ gxf6 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Bf4 e5 8. Be3 Bg4 9. Bb5 Qd6 10. c3 e4 11. h3 exf3 12. hxg4 fxg2 13. Rg1 a6 14. Bd3 Ne7 15. Qf3 O-O-O 16. Rxg2 Nd5 17. Be4 Kb8 18. Bd2 Nb6 19. Bxb7 Nc4 20. Bf4 Qb6 21. Be4 Re8 22. Kf1 h5 23. gxh5 Bh6 24. b3 Nd2+ 25. Bxd2 Bxd2 26. Rd1 Bg5 27. Bc6 Re6 28. d5 Re5 29. Rg4 a5 30. Ra4 Qc5 31. Rdd4 Rg8 32. Qd3  1 – 0 (view game)

Harikrishna, Pentala (2706) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2789) [B51]
76th Tata Steel Masters Wijk aan Zee NED (8.6), 2014-01-21
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. O-O a6 5. Bd3 Ngf6 6. c3 b5 7. Bc2 Bb7 8. Re1 e5 9. d4 Be7 10. Nbd2 O-O 11. Nf1 Re8 12. Ng3 Bf8 13. d5 g6 14. b3 Nb6 15. Rb1 c4 16. bxc4 Nxc4 17. a4 Qc7 18. axb5 axb5 19. Rxb5 Na3 20. Rb3 Nxc2 21. Qxc2 Nd7 22. Be3 Ba6 23. Ra3 Bb5 24. Rea1 Rxa3 25. Rxa3 Rb8 26. Ra7 Qc8 27. h3 Nb6 28. Qc1 Nc4 29. Bh6 Qc5 30. Nh5 Bg7 31. Bxg7 Qxa7 32. Qh6 f5 33. Ng5  1 – 0 (view game)

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