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Viswanathan Anand wins the Bilbao Chess Masters Final 2014

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

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2785 11
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2804 10
3 Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 2717 5
4 Vallejo Pons, Francisco ESP 2712 5

Aronian,L (2804) – Anand,V (2785) [D38]
7th Grand Slam Masters Bilbao ESP (6), 2014-09-20
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. e3 O-O 8. Rc1 dxc4 9. Bxc4 c5 10. O-O cxd4 11. Ne4 Qe7 12. Nxd4 Bd7 13. Qh5 Nc6 14. Nb3 f5 15. a3 fxe4 16. axb4 Nxb4 17. Nc5 Nd3 18. Nxd3 exd3 19. Bxd3 Bc6 20. Rc4 Rf6 21. Be4 Bxe4 22. Rxe4 Rd8 23. Qe2 Rf5 24. h3 Rfd5 25. Qg4 R8d6 26. Rc1 Kh7 27. Ra4 a6 28. Qe4+ Kg8 29. Rc8+ Rd8 30. Rac4 R5d7 31. g3 Kf7 32. Qf3+ Kg8 33. Qe4 Kf7 34. Qg4 Rxc8 35. Rxc8 Qg5 36. Qb4 Kg6 37. h4 Qf5 38. Rf8 Qd5 39. Qg4+ Kh7 40. Kh2 h5 41. Qf4 Qc6 42. Qb8 Rd1 43. e4 Rc1 44. Rh8+ Kg6 45. Qf4 Rc5 46. e5  1 – 0 (view game)

Vallejo Pons,F (2712) – Ponomariov,R (2717) [E34]
7th Grand Slam Masters Bilbao ESP (6), 2014-09-20
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. cxd5 Qxd5 6. Nf3 Qf5 7. Qb3 Nc6 8. Bd2 a5 9. a3 Bxc3 10. Bxc3 a4 11. Qd1 O-O 12. e3 b6 13. Bd3 Qd5 14. Qe2 Ne4 15. O-O Nxc3 16. bxc3 Bb7 17. c4 Qd6 18. c5 Qe7 19. Be4 f5 20. Bxc6 Bxc6 21. Ne5 Bd5 22. Rfc1 Rfb8 23. Nd3 Bb7 24. Nb4 Ra5 25. c6 Bc8 26. e4 fxe4 27. Qxe4 Ba6 28. Rc3 Re8 29. Re1 Bc8 30. Rce3 Rg5 31. f4 Rh5 32. d5 Qd6 33. h3 Kf8 34. f5 e5 35. g4 Rh4 36. Nd3 h5 37. Nxe5 Kg8 38. Qf4 hxg4 39. hxg4 Qxd5 40. Nf3 Rxe3 41. Rxe3 Rh3 42. Kg2  1 – 0 (view game)

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Bilbao Chess Masters Final 2014, round 5

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2785 11
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2804 7
3 Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 2717 5
4 Vallejo Pons, Francisco ESP 2712 2

Ponomariov,R (2717) – Anand,V (2785) [D38]
7th Grand Slam Masters Bilbao ESP (5), 2014-09-19
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Qa4+ Nc6 6. e3 O-O 7. Bd2 dxc4 8. Bxc4 Bd6 9. O-O e5 10. d5 Ne7 11. Qc2 h6 12. h3 a6 13. a3 Bf5 14. e4 Bd7 15. Rfe1 Ng6 16. Nd1 c6 17. Ne3 Rc8 18. Bc3 cxd5 19. Bxd5 Nxd5 20. Nxd5 Be6 21. Rad1 f6 22. Qa4 Rf7 23. Bb4 Bxb4 24. Qxb4 Qf8 25. Qa4 Rd8 26. Ne3 Nf4 27. Rxd8 Qxd8 28. Rd1 Rd7 29. Rxd7 Qxd7 30. Qxd7 Bxd7 31. Ne1 Ne2+ 32. Kf1 Bb5 33. a4 Ng3+ 34. Kg1 Ne2+ 35. Kf1 Ng3+ 36. Kg1 Ne2+ 37. Kf1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian,L (2804) – Vallejo Pons,F (2712) [D41]
7th Grand Slam Masters Bilbao ESP (5), 2014-09-19
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c5 5. cxd5 cxd4 6. Qxd4 exd5 7. e4 Nc6 8. Bb5 dxe4 9. Qxd8+ Kxd8 10. Ng5 Be6 11. Bd2 Bb4 12. Bxc6 bxc6 13. Nxe6+ fxe6 14. Nxe4 Rb8 15. O-O-O Ke7 16. Rhe1 Nxe4 17. Rxe4 Bxd2+ 18. Rxd2 Rhd8 19. Rc2 Rb6 20. Rec4 Rd6 21. R2c3 e5 22. Rc5 Rg6 23. g3 Kd6 24. Ra5 Rf6 25. f3 Rf7 26. Rca3 Rfb7 27. Rd3+ Ke6 28. b3 Rb5 29. Ra6 R5b6 30. Ra3 Rb5 31. Rc3 Kd6 32. Kd2 Rd5+ 33. Ke3 a5 34. Rc4 Rbb5 35. Raa4 Rbc5 36. h4 h5 37. g4 g6 38. Ke4 Rxc4+ 39. Rxc4 Rd1 40. f4 Re1+ 41. Kd3 Rd1+ 42. Ke3 Re1+ 43. Kd3 Rd1+ 44. Ke3 Re1+ 45. Kd2 Ra1 46. fxe5+ Kxe5 47. Rc5+ Kd6 48. Rxa5 hxg4 49. Ke3 Rh1 50. Rg5 Rxh4 51. Rxg6+ Kc5 52. Rg5+ Kb6 53. Kd4 g3+ 54. Kc3 Rh2 55. a4 Rg2 56. a5+ Ka6 57. Kb4 Rc2 58. Rxg3 c5+ 59. Ka3 Kxa5  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Bilbao Chess Masters Final 2014, round 4

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2785 10
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2804 6
3 Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 2717 4
4 Vallejo Pons, Francisco ESP 2712 1

Anand,V (2785) – Vallejo Pons,F (2712) [D20]
7th Grand Slam Masters Bilbao ESP (4), 2014-09-18
1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e4 Nc6 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. d5 Ne5 6. Bf4 Ng6 7. Be3 e5 8. Bxc4 Nf6 9. Nc3 a6 10. Be2 Bd6 11. Nd2 Bxe2 12. Qxe2 O-O 13. O-O Qe7 14. Rfd1 Rac8 15. g3 h6 16. Rac1 c6 17. Nc4 cxd5 18. Nxd5 Nxd5 19. Rxd5 Bc5 20. Rcd1 Bxe3 21. Nxe3 Qb4 22. Nf5 Rc4 23. Nd6 Rc6 24. a3 Qb3 25. R5d3 Qb6 26. Nf5 Re8 27. Rd7 Rf6 28. Qg4 Qc6 29. h4 h5 30. Qxh5 Qxe4 31. Rd8 Qc6 32. Qg5 Qe6 33. R1d6  1 – 0 (view game)

Ponomariov,R (2717) – Aronian,L (2804) [E04]
7th Grand Slam Masters Bilbao ESP (4), 2014-09-18
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 dxc4 5. Nf3 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 a5 7. a3 Bxd2+ 8. Qxd2 Nbd7 9. O-O c6 10. a4 Nb6 11. Na3 Ne4 12. Qc2 Nd6 13. e4 O-O 14. Rfd1 Qe7 15. Rac1 c3 16. Rb1 cxb2 17. Rxb2 Ne8 18. Rxb6 Qxa3 19. Ne5 Qe7 20. Qc3 Qd8 21. Qc5 Nf6 22. f4 Nd7 23. Nxd7 Qxd7 24. e5 Rd8 25. Be4 Qe8 26. Kf2 Qf8 27. Qc2 h6 28. Ke3 Ra7 29. h4 Bd7 30. Qc5 h5 31. Qc3 Qe7 32. Rdb1 Be8 33. R1b2 Kf8 34. Bf3 f5 35. Rb1 g6 36. R1b2 Kg7 37. Bg2 Rd7 38. Bf3 Rc7 39. Qc5 Qxc5 40. dxc5 Rd7 41. Rb1  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Bilbao Chess Masters Final 2014, round 3

Posted by 365Chess.com on September 16, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2785 7
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2804 5
3 Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 2717 3
4 Vallejo Pons, Francisco ESP 2712 1

Anand,V (2785) – Aronian,L (2804) [C84]
7th Grand Slam Masters Bilbao ESP (3), 2014-09-16
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. b4 Bxa2 12. Rxa2 Nc6 13. Bg5 Qd7 14. Bxf6 Bxf6 15. Nd5 Bd8 16. a4 Ne7 17. Ne3 Rb8 18. axb5 axb5 19. c3 Qe6 20. Qb1 d5 21. exd5 Nxd5 22. Nxd5 Qxd5 23. Re1 Bf6 24. Rae2 c5 25. Nxe5 cxb4 26. Qxb4 Bxe5 27. Rxe5 Qxd3 28. h3 h6 29. R1e3 Qd1+ 30. Re1 Qa4 31. Rb1 Qxb4 32. Rxb4 Rfc8 33. Rbxb5 Rxb5 34. Rxb5 Rxc3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ponomariov,R (2717) – Vallejo Pons,F (2712) [B90]
7th Grand Slam Masters Bilbao ESP (3), 2014-09-16
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e6 7. g4 Be7 8. Bg2 Nfd7 9. Nce2 Nc6 10. c3 h5 11. gxh5 Rxh5 12. Nxc6 bxc6 13. Nd4 Rc5 14. b4 Rxc3 15. Bb2 Rc4 16. Nxe6 Qb6 17. Nxg7+ Kf8 18. O-O Ne5 19. Nh5 Qxb4 20. Rb1 Qc5 21. Kh1 Ng6 22. Nf6 Rb8 23. Qd2 Bxf6 24. Bxf6 Rb5 25. Rbd1 d5 26. Qh6+ Ke8 27. exd5 cxd5 28. Rfe1+ Kd7 29. Qg7 Qf8 30. Bxd5 Rxd5 31. Rxd5+ Kc7 32. Be5+ Kc6 33. Qxf8  1 – 0 (view game)

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Bilbao Chess Masters Final 2014, round 2

Posted by 365Chess.com on September 16, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2785 6
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2804 4
3 Vallejo Pons, Francisco ESP 2712 1
4 Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 2717 0

Vallejo Pons, Francisco (2712) – Anand, Viswanathan (2785) [D38]
7th Grand Slam Masters Bilbao ESP (2.1), 2014-09-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 c5 8. dxc5 Nbd7 9. e3 Qa5 10. Rc1 Ne4 11. Be2 O-O 12. O-O Bxc3 13. bxc3 Nxc3 14. Qd2 Nxe2+ 15. Qxe2 b6 16. c6 Ba6 17. Qd1 Nc5 18. Qxd5 Bxf1 19. Kxf1 Rac8 20. Nd4 Qd2 21. Qc4 Rfe8 22. Qc2 Qxc2 23. Rxc2 Re5 24. Bg3 Rd5 25. c7 Rd7 26. Nb5 a6 27. Nd4 Ne4 28. Rc6 Nxg3+ 29. hxg3 Rdxc7 30. Rxb6 Rc1+ 31. Ke2 Ra8 32. Rb4 a5 33. Ra4 Rb1 34. Nb3 Rb2+ 35. Kf3 Ra6  0 – 1 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2804) – Ponomariov, Ruslan (2717) [E62]
7th Grand Slam Masters Bilbao ESP (2.2), 2014-09-15
1. d4 d6 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 g6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. g3 O-O 6. Bg2 c6 7. O-O Bf5 8. Bg5 h6 9. Be3 Na6 10. Qc1 Kh7 11. h3 Rb8 12. g4 Bd7 13. Qd2 Nc7 14. a4 b5 15. axb5 cxb5 16. b3 bxc4 17. bxc4 Rb4 18. Qd3 a6 19. d5 e6 20. Nd4 exd5 21. cxd5 Re8 22. Rfb1 Rxb1+ 23. Rxb1 Nb5 24. Nc6 Bxc6 25. dxc6 Nxc3 26. Qxc3 Nd5 27. Qc4 Nxe3 28. fxe3 d5 29. Qxd5 Qe7 30. Kh1 Rd8 31. Qc4 Be5 32. Rf1 Kg7 33. Bd5 f6 34. Rb1 Rb8 35. Rb7 Rxb7 36. cxb7 Qd6 37. Be4 a5 38. Qb5 Qd8 39. Kg2 Bb8 40. Qc6 Qe7 41. Kf1 Bc7 42. Bd3 Qd6 43. Qe8 f5 44. Bc4 Kf6 45. Qf7+ Kg5 46. gxf5 gxf5 47. Qg7+ Kh4 48. Be6 Bd8 49. Qxh6+ Kg3 50. Qg7+ Kh4 51. Kg2  1 – 0 (view game)

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Bilbao Chess Masters Final 2014

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2785 3
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2804 1
3 Vallejo Pons, Francisco ESP 2712 1
4 Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 2717 0

Anand,V (2785) – Ponomariov,R (2717) [E90]
7th Grand Slam Masters Bilbao ESP (1), 2014-09-14
1. d4 d6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. e4 O-O 6. h3 e5 7. d5 a5 8. Be3 Na6 9. g4 Nc5 10. Nd2 c6 11. Be2 Bd7 12. g5 Ne8 13. h4 f6 14. Nb3 b6 15. Nxc5 bxc5 16. Qd2 fxg5 17. hxg5 cxd5 18. Nxd5 Rf7 19. O-O-O Rb8 20. Rh2 Be6 21. Nc3 Qb6 22. Nb5 Bf8 23. a4 Qb7 24. Qc2 Be7 25. Kb1 Qc6 26. Bd2 Bd8 27. Qd3 Rbb7 28. Rf1 Rf8 29. f4 exf4 30. Rxf4 Rxf4 31. Bxf4 Rf7 32. Bd2 Be7 33. Rg2 Qb6 34. Bg4 Bxg4 35. Rxg4 Nc7 36. Rf4 Ne6 37. Rxf7 Kxf7 38. Qd5 Qd8 39. Ka2 Bf8 40. Bf4 Qd7 41. b3 Be7 42. Nxd6+ Kf8 43. e5 Nxg5 44. Qxc5 Qg4 45. Bc1 h5 46. Qxa5 Qg2+ 47. Bb2 h4 48. Qb5 Qa8 49. c5 h3 50. c6 Bd8 51. Qd5 Bc7 52. Bc1 Qa5 53. Nb5 Qe1 54. Ba3+ Kg7 55. Nxc7 h2 56. Ne8+ Kh6 57. Nf6 Qe2+ 58. Bb2 Ne4 59. Qxe4 Qxe4 60. Nxe4 h1=Q 61. c7  1 – 0 (view game)

Vallejo Pons,F (2712) – Aronian,L (2804) [E21]
7th Grand Slam Masters Bilbao ESP (1), 2014-09-14
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 b6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 g5 7. Bg3 Ne4 8. Qd3 f5 9. h4 Bxc3+ 10. bxc3 Nxg3 11. fxg3 g4 12. Nd2 d5 13. e4 dxe4 14. Nxe4 Bb7 15. Nd2 Nd7 16. Qe3 Qf6 17. Bd3 Bxg2 18. Rh2 Bb7 19. Re2 O-O-O 20. Qxe6 Qxe6 21. Rxe6 Nc5 22. Re3 Nxd3+ 23. Rxd3 f4 24. gxf4 Rdf8 25. Kf2 g3+ 26. Rxg3 Rxf4+ 27. Ke3 Rxh4 28. Rag1 Re8+ 29. Kd3 Bc6 30. Nf3 Be4+ 31. Kd2 Bxf3 32. Rxf3 Rh2+ 33. Kd3 Rxa2 34. Rg7 Kb8 35. Rh7 Ree2 36. c5 b5 37. Re3 Rxe3+ 38. Kxe3 Ra3 39. Kd2 Ra6 40. c4 bxc4 41. Kc3 c6 42. Rxh6 Kb7 43. Rh7+ Kc8 44. Rh8+ Kb7 45. Rh7+ Kb8 46. Rh8+ Kb7  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Sinquefield Cup 2014

Posted by 365Chess.com on September 6, 2014 in Chess news

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2801 8.5
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2877 5.5
3 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2772 5
4 Aronian, Levon ARM 2805 4
5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2768 4
6 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2787 3

Aronian,L (2805) – Caruana,F (2801) [A35]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (10), 2014-09-06
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. g3 d5 5. d4 e6 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. Bg2 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Nxc3 9. bxc3 Nxd4 10. cxd4 Bb4+ 11. Kf1 O-O 12. Rb1 Bd6 13. h4 Rb8 14. h5 h6 15. e4 b6 16. Be3 e5 17. dxe5 Bxe5 18. f4 Qxd1+ 19. Rxd1 Bg4 20. Rd5 Bb2 21. Rb5 Ba3 22. Bh3 Bxh3+ 23. Rxh3 Rbc8 24. Rh2 Rfd8 25. Rb3 Bc1 26. Re2 Bxe3 27. Rbxe3 Kf8 28. e5 Rc5 29. Kg2 Ke7 30. Rb2 Rdc8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Topalov,V (2772) – Carlsen,M (2877) [C67]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (10), 2014-09-06
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 b6 11. Bf4 Bb4 12. Ne4 Ba6 13. Rfc1 Be2 14. Nfd2 Bxd2 15. Nxd2 Nd4 16. Be3 Nf5 17. Bf4 Nd4 18. Be3 Nf5 19. Bf4 Nd4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2787) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2768) [B90]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (10), 2014-09-06
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e5 7. Nde2 h5 8. Bg5 Be6 9. Bxf6 Qxf6 10. Nd5 Qd8 11. Nec3 g6 12. Bc4 Bh6 13. O-O O-O 14. Bb3 Nc6 15. Qd3 Rc8 16. Rad1 Nd4 17. Ne2 Nxb3 18. Qxb3 b5 19. a4 b4 20. c3 bxc3 21. Nexc3 Kg7 22. Qb7 a5 23. Qa6 Ra8 24. Qe2 Rc8 25. Qa6 Ra8 26. Qd3 Rc8 27. Nb5 Rc6 28. Qa3 Qd7 29. Rfe1 Bg5 30. Rd3 Rd8 31. Red1 Qb7 32. Rc3 Rd7 33. Rdd3 Bd8 34. Rxc6 Qxc6 35. Rc3 Qa8 36. Nbc7 Bxc7 37. Rxc7 Rxc7 38. Nxc7 Qc6 39. Nxe6+ fxe6 40. g3 Kf7 41. b4 Qxe4 42. b5 Qe1+ 43. Kg2 Qe4+ 44. Kh2 Qe2 45. Kg2 Qe4+ 46. Kh2 Qe2 47. Kg2  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Sinquefield Cup 2014, round 9

Posted by 365Chess.com on September 6, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2801 8
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2877 5
3 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2772 4.5
4 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2768 3.5
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2805 3.5
6 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2787 2.5

Caruana, Fabiano (2801) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2787) [C67]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (9.1), 2014-09-05
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 Rd8 19. Rxd8+ Kxd8 20. Rd1+ Kc8 21. Bg3 Bxc3 22. bxc3 Rg6 23. Rd4 f5 24. Bh4 c5 25. Rf4 Nd5 26. Rxf5 Rxg4+ 27. Bg3 Kd8 28. Kh3 Rg6 29. c4 Ne7 30. Rf8+ Kd7 31. f4 Ke6 32. Bh4 Rh6 33. Re8 g5 34. fxg5 Rg6 35. Kg4 Kf7 36. Rh8 Ra6 37. Rh7+ Kf8 38. Rh6 Ng6 39. Kf5 Kg7 40. Bf2 Ne7+ 41. Ke4 Ra4 42. Re6 Nc6 43. Kf5 Rxc4 44. Rg6+ Kf8 45. Rf6+ Kg8 46. g6 Rxc2 47. Be3 Nd4+ 48. Bxd4 cxd4 49. Rf7 d3 50. Rd7 Rf2+ 51. Kg5 Rg2+ 52. Kf6 Rf2+ 53. Kg5 Rg2+ 54. Kf6 Rf2+ 55. Kg5 Rg2+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2877) – Aronian, Levon (2805) [D56]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (9.2), 2014-09-05
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. e3 Ne4 8. Bxe7 Qxe7 9. Rc1 c6 10. Qc2 Nxc3 11. Qxc3 Nd7 12. Be2 dxc4 13. Qxc4 e5 14. O-O exd4 15. Nxd4 Nf6 16. b4 Bd7 17. Rfd1 Rfe8 18. Qc5 g6 19. a4 Qxc5 20. bxc5 a5 21. Nb3 Re5 22. Rd4 Kf8 23. Kf1 Ke7 24. Bc4 g5 25. h3 b5 26. cxb6 Rb8 27. f4 Rxe3 28. Nc5 Rxb6 29. Kf2 gxf4 30. Rxf4 Re5 31. Rxf6 Be8 32. Rf4 Rxc5 33. Re4+ Kf8 34. Rxe8+ Kxe8 35. Bxf7+ Kxf7 36. Rxc5 Rb4 37. Rxa5 c5 38. Ke3 Rd4 39. Ra6 Kg7 40. a5 Ra4 41. g4 h5 42. gxh5 Ra3+ 43. Ke4 c4 44. Kd4 c3 45. Kd3 Kh7 46. h6 Rb3 47. Kc2 Rb5 48. Kxc3 Rf5 49. Ra8 Rb5 50. Kc4 Rf5 51. Kb4 Rf4+ 52. Kc5 Rf5+ 53. Kd4 Rb5 54. Ke4 Rc5 55. Ra6 Rb5 56. h4 Rc5 57. Kd4 Rb5 58. Kc4 Rf5 59. Kb4 Rf4+ 60. Kc5 Rf5+ 61. Kb6 Rf6+ 62. Kb7 Rf7+ 63. Kc8 Rf8+ 64. Kd7 Rf5 65. Ra8 Rd5+ 66. Ke6 Rb5 67. Kf6 Rc5 68. Ra7+ Kxh6 69. Kf7 Rb5 70. a6 Rb6 71. Kg8 Rb8+ 72. Kf7 Rb6 73. Ke7 Kg6 74. Kd7 Rf6 75. Ra8 Kg7 76. Kc7 Rf7+ 77. Kd6 Rf6+ 78. Ke5 Rb6 79. Ra7+ Kg6 80. h5+ Kh6 81. Kf5 Rc6 82. Re7 Rxa6 83. Re6+ Rxe6 84. Kxe6 Kxh5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2768) – Topalov, Veselin (2772) [A07]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (9.3), 2014-09-05
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. O-O e5 5. d3 Ne7 6. e4 O-O 7. exd5 Nxd5 8. Nc3 Nc6 9. Re1 Nde7 10. a4 h6 11. a5 a6 12. Be3 Re8 13. Qd2 Nf5 14. Bc5 Rb8 15. Ne4 b6 16. axb6 cxb6 17. Ba3 Ncd4 18. Nxd4 Nxd4 19. Qd1 Bb7 20. c3 Nb5 21. Qb3 Qd7 22. Re3 Kh7 23. Rae1 f5 24. Nd2 Bxg2 25. Kxg2 Re6 26. Nf3 Rbe8 27. Kg1 e4 28. dxe4 Rxe4 29. Rxe4 Rxe4 30. Rd1 Qe8 31. Qd5 Nxa3 32. bxa3 Qe7 33. h4 Qc5 34. h5 Qxd5 35. hxg6+ Kxg6 36. Rxd5 Bxc3 37. Rd6+ Kf7 38. Rxb6 Ra4 39. Rxh6 Rxa3 40. Nh4 Ra5 41. Rc6  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Fabiano Caruana wins the Sinquefield Cup 2014

Posted by 365Chess.com on September 5, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2801 7.5
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2877 4.5
3 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2772 4
4 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2768 3
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2805 3
6 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2787 2

Caruana, Fabiano (2801) – Carlsen, Magnus (2877) [B36]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (8.1), 2014-09-04
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. c4 Nf6 6. Nc3 d6 7. f3 Nxd4 8. Qxd4 Bg7 9. Be3 O-O 10. Qd2 a5 11. b3 a4 12. b4 Be6 13. Rc1 Nd7 14. Be2 Nb6 15. Nb5 a3 16. Nd4 Bd7 17. h4 h5 18. g4 hxg4 19. fxg4 e5 20. Nb3 Bc6 21. Bf3 f5 22. gxf5 gxf5 23. Na5 f4 24. Bf2 Na4 25. Nxc6 bxc6 26. O-O c5 27. b5 Bf6 28. Kh1 Nb6 29. Rcd1 Kh8 30. Qxd6 Qxd6 31. Rxd6 Nxc4 32. Rd5 Ne3 33. Bxe3 fxe3 34. Be2 Bxh4 35. Rf5 Rxf5 36. exf5 Rd8 37. Rxd8+ Bxd8 38. Kg2 Kg7 39. Kf3 Kf6 40. Ke4 c4 41. Bxc4 Bb6 42. Bd3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2805) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2768) [C41]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (8.2), 2014-09-04
1. Nf3 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nbd7 4. e4 e5 5. g4 g6 6. g5 Nh5 7. Bh3 exd4 8. Nxd4 h6 9. Bxd7+ Bxd7 10. h4 Be7 11. gxh6 Bxh4 12. Be3 c6 13. Nf5 gxf5 14. Qxh5 Bf6 15. O-O-O Qe7 16. Bf4 O-O-O 17. Bxd6 Qe6 18. e5 Bxe5 19. Bxe5 Qxe5 20. h7 Rde8 21. Qxf7 Re7 22. Qg8+ Kc7 23. Rde1 Rexh7 24. Qxh7 Rxh7 25. Rxe5 Rxh1+ 26. Kd2 Kd6 27. Re3 Rh2 28. Ke1 Rh1+ 29. Kd2 Rh2 30. Ke1 Rh1+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2787) – Topalov, Veselin (2772) [C67]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (8.3), 2014-09-04
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 Ne7 11. Ne4 Ng6 12. Re1 h6 13. Kh2 c5 14. c4 Be6 15. b3 b6 16. g4 h5 17. Kg3 Rd8 18. Neg5 Bc8 19. Bb2 Be7 20. Rad1 Rxd1 21. Rxd1 hxg4 22. hxg4 f6 23. exf6 gxf6 24. Re1 Kf8 25. Ne4 Kf7 26. Bc1 Rg8 27. Rh1 Bb7 28. Re1 Re8 29. Nfd2 Ne5 30. Bb2 Nd3 31. Rb1 Rg8 32. Kf3 Nxb2 33. Rxb2 Bc8 34. g5 f5 35. Nf6 Rxg5 36. Nd5 Bb7 37. Rb1 Rg4 38. Rh1 Bd6 39. Ke2 Rd4 40. Rh7+ Kg6 41. Rd7 Bxd5 42. cxd5 Rxd5 43. Nc4 b5 44. Nxd6 cxd6 45. Rxa7 b4 46. a4 bxa3 47. Rxa3 Re5+ 48. Kd3 Kg5 49. Ra6 Re1 50. Kd2 Re6 51. Rb6 Kg4 52. b4 cxb4 53. Rxb4+ Kf3 54. Kd1 f4 55. Rd4 Re4 56. Rd2 d5 57. Ra2 Kg2  0 – 1 (view game)

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Sinquefield Cup 2014, round 7

Posted by 365Chess.com on September 4, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2801 7
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2877 4
3 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2772 3
4 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2768 2.5
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2805 2.5
6 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2787 2

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2768) – Caruana, Fabiano (2801) [D31]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (7.1), 2014-09-03
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Be7 4. Bf4 Nf6 5. e3 O-O 6. Rc1 Nbd7 7. c5 Ne4 8. Bd3 f5 9. Nf3 c6 10. Ne5 Nxe5 11. Bxe5 Bf6 12. Bxf6 Qxf6 13. Ne2 e5 14. Qa4 Qh4 15. g3 Qg4 16. Rf1 Ng5 17. Kd2 Nf3+ 18. Kc3 Nxh2 19. Rh1 Nf3 20. Qa5 Qg5 21. dxe5 Qe7 22. Nd4 Nxe5 23. b3 b6 24. cxb6 c5 25. Nb5 Bb7 26. bxa7 d4+ 27. exd4 Nxd3 28. Kxd3 Bxh1 29. Rxc5 Qe4+ 30. Kc4 Qe2+ 31. Kb4 Qd2+ 32. Rc3 Bc6 33. a4 Bxb5 34. Kxb5 Qxd4 35. Rc7 Rfd8 36. Qb6 Rd5+ 37. Ka6 Rd6 38. a5 Qd3+ 39. Kb7 Qd5+  0 – 1 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2877) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2787) [D10]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (7.2), 2014-09-03
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 dxc4 4. e3 b5 5. a4 b4 6. Ne4 Qd5 7. Nd2 c3 8. bxc3 bxc3 9. Nb1 Qa5 10. Qc2 e5 11. Nf3 Na6 12. Nxe5 Nb4 13. Qb3 Be6 14. Bc4 c2 15. Bxe6 Nd3+ 16. Ke2 Nxe5 17. dxe5 fxe6 18. Qxe6+ Ne7 19. Nd2 Qd5 20. Qxd5 Nxd5 21. Ne4 Rb8 22. Bd2 Bb4 23. Rhc1 Bxd2 24. Nxd2 Nb4 25. Nf3 Ke7 26. Ne1 Rhd8 27. f4 c5 28. Nxc2 Nd3 29. Rcb1 Nb2 30. Ra2 Nxa4 31. Rxb8 Nc3+ 32. Kf3 Nxa2 33. Rb5 Nb4 34. Nxb4 cxb4 35. Rxb4 Ra8 36. Ke4 a5 37. Ra4 Kf7 38. g4 Ke7 39. f5 h6 40. h4 Kf7 41. e6+ Kf6 42. Rd4 Ke7 43. Rd7+ Kf8 44. e7+ Ke8 45. Rd8+ Rxd8 46. exd8=Q+ Kxd8 47. Kd5 Ke7 48. g5 a4 49. Kc4 hxg5 50. hxg5 Kd6 51. e4 Ke5 52. Kb4  1 – 0 (view game)

Topalov, Veselin (2772) – Aronian, Levon (2805) [D37]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (7.3), 2014-09-03
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. g3 dxc4 6. Bg2 Rb8 7. a4 Bb4 8. O-O O-O 9. Nd2 e5 10. Nxc4 exd4 11. Qxd4 Nc5 12. Qxd8 Rxd8 13. Bf4 Ne6 14. Be3 a6 15. Ne5 Bd6 16. Nc4 Bb4 17. Rfc1 Nd4 18. Bxd4 Rxd4 19. b3 c6 20. h3 Be6 21. e3 Rdd8 22. Ne2 g6 23. Nd4 Bd5 24. a5 h5 25. Ra4 Bc5 26. Bxd5 Rxd5 27. Ne2 Be7 28. Nc3 Rb5 29. Nd2 Rb4 30. Rxb4 Bxb4 31. Nc4 Rd8 32. Na2 Be7 33. Nc3 Nd5 34. Na4 Nb4 35. Kf1 Rd3 36. Rb1 Na2 37. Ra1 Nb4 38. Rb1 Na2 39. Ra1 Nb4 40. Rb1  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Sinquefield Cup 2014, round 6

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2801 6
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2877 3
3 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2772 2.5
4 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2787 2.5
5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2768 2
6 Aronian, Levon ARM 2805 2

Caruana,F (2801) – Topalov,V (2772) [B46]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (6), 2014-09-02
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. Bd3 d5 8. O-O Nf6 9. Re1 Be7 10. e5 Nd7 11. Qg4 Kf8 12. Na4 Qa5 13. Re2 h5 14. Qf4 g5 15. Bd2 Qc7 16. Qg3 h4 17. Qg4 Rg8 18. Rae1 c5 19. c4 dxc4 20. Bxc4 Bb7 21. h3 Rd8 22. Bc3 Nb8 23. Re3 Nc6 24. Bxe6 fxe6 25. Rf3+ Ke8 26. Qxe6 Rg7 27. Qh6 Nd4 28. e6 Nxf3+ 29. gxf3 Bf8 30. Qh5+ Ke7 31. Bxg7  1 – 0 (view game)

Carlsen,M (2877) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2768) [B35]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (6), 2014-09-02
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nf3 g6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Bc4 O-O 8. Bb3 Qa5 9. f3 e6 10. O-O d5 11. exd5 exd5 12. Qd2 Re8 13. Rad1 Bd7 14. Nxc6 bxc6 15. Nxd5 Qxd2 16. Nxf6+ Bxf6 17. Bxd2 Bxb2 18. Bc3 Bxc3 19. Rxd7 Rf8 20. Rfd1 Kg7 21. Rb7 Ba5 22. Rdd7 Bb6+ 23. Kf1 Rad8 24. Rxd8 Rxd8 25. Rxf7+ Kh8 26. Ke2 Re8+ 27. Kd3 Rd8+ 28. Kc3 Ba5+ 29. Kb2 Bb6 30. g4 Rd2 31. h4 Rh2 32. Ba4 h5 33. gxh5 Rxh4 34. Bxc6 gxh5 35. Be4 Rh1 36. f4 Rh3 37. c3 h4 38. f5 Re3 39. Re7 Ba5 40. c4 h3 41. Re6 h2 42. Bd5 Rxe6 43. fxe6 Bd8 44. Kb3 Kg7 45. Kb4 Kf6 46. Kb5 h1=Q 47. Bxh1 Kxe6 48. c5 Kd7 49. Ka6 Kc7 50. Kxa7 Be7 51. c6 Bc5+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2787) – Aronian,L (2805) [C67]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (6), 2014-09-02
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. Nc3 Ne8 10. Nd5 Bd6 11. Re2 c6 12. Ne3 Be7 13. Qe1 Bf6 14. Nf5 d5 15. Ne7+ Kh8 16. Nxc8 Rxc8 17. g3 Qd7 18. d3 Nc7 19. Qa5 Rfe8 20. Qe1 Rxe2 21. Qxe2 b5 22. c3 d4 23. c4 Re8 24. Qd1 bxc4 25. dxc4 Ne6 26. b4 d3 27. Rb1 Rd8 28. Bd2 Bg5 29. Rb2 Qd4 30. Rb3 Bxd2 31. Qxd2 Qxc4 32. Rxd3 Rxd3 33. Qxd3 Qxa2 34. Qd7 Kg8 35. Qxc6 g6 36. Bc4 Qb1+ 37. Kg2 Qxb4 38. Bxe6 fxe6 39. Qa8+ Qf8 40. Qxa7 h5 41. Qd7 Qf5 42. Qe8+ Kg7 43. Qe7+ Kg8 44. Qe8+ Kg7 45. Qe7+ Kg8  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Sinquefield Cup 2014, Round 5

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2801 5
2 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2772 2.5
3 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2877 2.5
4 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2768 2
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2805 1.5
6 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2787 1.5

Nakamura, Hikaru (2787) – Caruana, Fabiano (2801) [D11]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (5.1), 2014-08-31
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nbd2 Bf5 5. Nh4 Be4 6. f3 Bg6 7. e3 e6 8. g3 Be7 9. a3 Nbd7 10. cxd5 cxd5 11. Nxg6 hxg6 12. Bd3 e5 13. O-O O-O 14. Qb3 Qc8 15. Nb1 exd4 16. exd4 Nb8 17. Nc3 Nc6 18. Be3 Qd7 19. Rad1 Rfd8 20. Rfe1 Ne8 21. Bf2 Nc7 22. Bf1 Bf6 23. Qa2 g5 24. b4 g6 25. Qd2 Kg7 26. b5 Ne7 27. Be3 Ne6 28. Bh3 Nf5 29. Bxf5 gxf5 30. f4 g4 31. Qd3 Rac8 32. Rc1 Rc4 33. Ne2 Nc7 34. Nc3 Rc8 35. h3 gxh3 36. Kh2 Nxb5 37. Nxb5 Qxb5 38. Kxh3 Qd7 39. Kg2 b5 40. Rb1 a6 41. Rbc1 Qe6 42. Bf2 Rxc1 43. Rxe6 fxe6 44. g4 fxg4 45. Qe2 Kf7 46. Qd3 R1c2 47. Qh7+ Ke8 48. f5 Bxd4 49. Qg6+ Kd8 50. Qxe6 Rxf2+ 51. Kg3 Rc3+ 52. Kxg4 Rg2+ 53. Kf4 Rf2+ 54. Kg4 Kc7 55. Qe7+ Kb6 56. Qd8+ Rc7 57. Qxd5 Bc5 58. Qd8 Kb7 59. f6 Bxa3 60. Qd5+ Kb6 61. Qd8 Bc5 62. Qb8+ Rb7 63. Qd8+ Ka7 64. Qd5 Bb6 65. Kg5 Rc7 66. Kg6 b4 67. Qe6 Bd4  0 – 1 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2805) – Carlsen, Magnus (2877) [A47]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (5.2), 2014-08-31
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 b6 3. g3 Bb7 4. c4 g6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. O-O O-O 7. Re1 e6 8. Nc3 Ne4 9. Nxe4 Bxe4 10. Bg5 Qe8 11. Qd2 d6 12. Bh6 Nd7 13. Rac1 Qe7 14. Bxg7 Kxg7 15. Bh3 Nf6 16. Nh4 Bb7 17. f3 c5 18. e4 cxd4 19. Qxd4 Rfd8 20. Ng2 Qc7 21. Ne3 Qc5 22. Qc3 a5 23. Red1 h5 24. Rd3 b5 25. b3 bxc4 26. bxc4 Bc6 27. Rcd1 Rd7 28. Bg2 Rb8 29. Qd4 Qe5 30. f4 Qxd4 31. Rxd4 Rc7 32. R1d2 Ne8 33. Kf2 Kf8 34. c5 dxc5 35. Rc4 Bb5 36. Rc3 c4 37. e5 Rc5 38. Nc2 Nc7 39. Nd4 Nd5 40. Bxd5 Rxd5 41. Nf3 Rc5 42. Rb2 Rd8 43. Nd2 Bc6 44. Nb3 Rb8 45. Rcc2 c3 46. Rb1 Rcb5 47. Rxc3 Bd5 48. Rbc1 Bxb3 49. Rxb3 Rxb3 50. axb3 Rxb3 51. Rc8+ Ke7 52. Kg2 a4 53. Kh3 g5 54. fxg5 Rb4 55. Ra8 Rg4 56. Ra7+ Kf8 57. g6 fxg6 58. Kg2 g5 59. Kf3 Rb4 60. Ke3 Ke8 61. Kd3 h4 62. Kc3 hxg3 63. hxg3 Rg4 64. Kd3 a3 65. Ke3 Rxg3+ 66. Kd4 g4 67. Ra8+ Kd7 68. Kc5 Rd3 69. Kc4 Rf3 70. Kc5 g3  0 – 1 (view game)

Topalov, Veselin (2772) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2768) [B90]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (5.3), 2014-08-31
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. f3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. Be3 Be7 9. Qd2 O-O 10. O-O-O a5 11. a4 Na6 12. g4 Nb4 13. Kb1 Qc7 14. g5 Nh5 15. Bb5 Rac8 16. Rhg1 f5 17. gxf6 Nxf6 18. Qg2 Nh5 19. Nc1 Bf6 20. Nd3 Nxd3 21. Rxd3 Nf4 22. Bxf4 exf4 23. Nd5 Bxd5 24. Rxd5 Be5 25. c3 Rf6 26. Qf2 b6 27. Ba6 Rb8 28. Bd3 Kh8 29. Rb5 Rf7 30. h4 Qa7 31. Qc2 Rc7 32. Qb3 Rc5 33. Qe6 Rxb5 34. Bxb5 Rf8 35. h5 Qc7 36. Ka2 Qd8 37. Qg4 Qc7 38. Kb3 Rc8 39. Qe6 Qc5 40. Rg5 Rb8 41. Rf5  1 – 0 (view game)

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Sinquefield Cup 2014, round 4

Posted by 365Chess.com on August 30, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2801 4
2 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2768 2
3 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2787 1.5
4 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2877 1.5
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2805 1.5
6 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2772 1.5

Carlsen,M (2877) – Caruana,F (2801) [C24]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (3), 2014-08-29
1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 c6 4. Nf3 d5 5. Bb3 Bb4+ 6. c3 Bd6 7. Bg5 dxe4 8. dxe4 h6 9. Bh4 Qe7 10. Nbd2 Nbd7 11. Bg3 Bc7 12. O-O Nh5 13. h3 Nxg3 14. fxg3 Nc5 15. Bxf7+ Kxf7 16. Nxe5+ Kg8 17. Ng6 Qg5 18. Rf8+ Kh7 19. Nxh8 Bg4 20. Qf1 Nd3 21. Qxd3 Rxf8 22. hxg4 Qxg4 23. Nf3 Qxg3 24. e5+ Kxh8 25. e6 Bb6+ 26. Kh1 Qg4 27. Qd6 Rd8 28. Qe5 Rd5 29. Qb8+ Kh7 30. e7 Qh5+ 31. Nh2 Rd1+ 32. Rxd1 Qxd1+ 33. Nf1 Qxf1+ 34. Kh2 Qg1+  0 – 1 (view game)

Vachier Lagrave,M (2768) – Aronian,L (2805) [A07]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (3), 2014-08-29
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 c6 5. O-O Nf6 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. c4 Be6 8. b3 Ne4 9. Bb2 Nxd2 10. Qxd2 dxc4 11. Ng5 cxb3 12. Nxe6 fxe6 13. Qe3 bxa2 14. Qxe6+ Kh8 15. Qxa2 Rf5 16. Rfb1 Qb6 17. e4 Rf8 18. Bc3 Qc7 19. Qb2 b6 20. d5 Bxc3 21. Qxc3+ Kg8 22. e5 a5 23. dxc6 Na6 24. Qb3+ Kh8 25. Qxb6 Qxb6 26. Rxb6 Nc7 27. Rb7 Rfc8 28. Ra4 Ra6 29. h4 Kg8 30. Rd4 a4 31. Rd7 a3 32. Rbxc7 Rxc7 33. Bd5+ Kf8 34. Rxc7 a2 35. Rc8+ Kg7 36. Rg8+  1 – 0 (view game)

Topalov,V (2772) – Nakamura,Hi (2787) [C78]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (3), 2014-08-29
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Bc5 7. c3 d6 8. a4 Rb8 9. h3 O-O 10. d4 Bb6 11. Re1 Bb7 12. axb5 axb5 13. Na3 exd4 14. cxd4 Na5 15. Bc2 b4 16. Nb1 Re8 17. Nbd2 b3 18. Bb1 Qd7 19. e5 dxe5 20. dxe5 Nh5 21. Ng5 g6 22. e6 fxe6 23. Qg4 Nf6 24. Qh4 Rf8 25. Ndf3 Bd5 26. Ne5 Qg7 27. Bd2 Nc6 28. Nxc6 Bxc6 29. Bc3 e5 30. Rxe5 Nd5 31. Qc4 Bxf2+ 32. Kh1 Rb4 33. Bxb4 Qxe5 34. Be4 Rf6 35. Rd1 Kg7 36. Bxd5 Bxd5 37. Qxd5  1 – 0 (view game)

Caruana,F (2801) – Aronian,L (2805) [C84]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (4), 2014-08-30
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. Bxe6 fxe6 12. b4 Nc6 13. Bd2 d5 14. Re1 Qd6 15. Na2 Nd7 16. Qe2 d4 17. Reb1 Nb6 18. Nc1 Na4 19. Nb3 Rf7 20. Rc1 Rd8 21. Ng5 Rf6 22. Qh5 h6 23. Nf3 Rdf8 24. Rf1 R8f7 25. Rae1 Bf8 26. h3 g6 27. Qh4 Qe7 28. Qg3 Bg7 29. Na5 Nxa5 30. Nxe5 Nb7 31. Nxg6 Qd8 32. e5 Rf5 33. f4 c5 34. Nh4 Rh5 35. Nf3 Kh7 36. Qg4 Rhf5 37. Nh4 Kh8 38. Nxf5 Rxf5 39. Qg6 Qe7 40. g4 Rf8 41. f5 Qe8 42. Qxe8 Rxe8 43. f6 Bf8 44. f7 Re7 45. Rf6 Nb6 46. Bxh6 Nd7 47. Ref1 cxb4 48. axb4 Bxh6 49. Rxh6+ Kg7 50. Rh5  1 – 0 (view game)

Carlsen,M (2877) – Topalov,V (2772) [E21]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (4), 2014-08-30
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 b6 5. Bd2 Bb7 6. g3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Bg2 O-O 9. O-O Be7 10. Bf4 Na6 11. Nb5 d5 12. Ne5 Nc5 13. Rc1 a6 14. Nc3 dxc4 15. Bxb7 Nxb7 16. Qxd8 Raxd8 17. Nc6 Rde8 18. Rfd1 h6 19. e4 Bc5 20. e5 Nd5 21. Nxd5 exd5 22. Rxd5 b5 23. Be3 Bxe3 24. fxe3 Re6 25. Nd4 Rb6 26. b3 Rc8 27. Kg2 Rc5 28. Rxc5 Nxc5 29. bxc4 bxc4 30. Rxc4 Nd3 31. Rc8+ Kh7 32. e6 fxe6 33. Kf3 Kg6 34. a4 e5 35. Nc6 Kf5 36. g4+ Ke6 37. a5 Rb5 38. Rd8 Nc5 39. h4 Rb1 40. Rg8 Kd6 41. Nb8 e4+ 42. Kg2 Rb2+ 43. Kf1 Rb5 44. Kf2 Ne6 45. Rc8 Rxa5 46. Rc6+ Kd5 47. Rxa6 Rxa6 48. Nxa6 Kc6 49. Nb4+ Kc5 50. Nc2 Kc4 51. Ke2 g5 52. hxg5 hxg5 53. Kd2 Nc5 54. Na3+ Kb4 55. Nc2+ Kc4 56. Na3+ Kd5 57. Nb5 Nd7 58. Nc3+ Ke5 59. Nd1 Nf6 60. Nf2 Kd5 61. Nh3 Nxg4 62. Nxg5 Nxe3 63. Nxe4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier Lagrave,M (2768) – Nakamura,Hi (2787) [C78]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (4), 2014-08-30
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Bc5 7. c3 d6 8. d4 Bb6 9. Be3 O-O 10. Nbd2 h6 11. h3 Bb7 12. Re1 exd4 13. cxd4 Na5 14. Bc2 Re8 15. Qb1 Nc4 16. Nxc4 bxc4 17. Nd2 Rb8 18. Nxc4 Bxe4 19. Bxe4 Rxe4 20. Qd3 Qe8 21. f3 Re6 22. Bf2 Nd5 23. Rxe6 Qxe6 24. Re1 Nf4 25. Qc2 Qd5 26. Re4 Ne6 27. Qc3 c5 28. Nxb6 Rxb6 29. dxc5 dxc5 30. b3 Rd6  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Sinquefield Cup 2014, Round 2

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2801 2
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2805 1.5
3 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2787 1
4 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2877 1
5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2768 0.5
6 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2772 0

Vachier Lagrave,M (2768) – Carlsen,M (2877) [C45]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (1), 2014-08-27
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 5. Nb3 Bb6 6. Nc3 Nf6 7. Qe2 a5 8. e5 O-O 9. exf6 a4 10. Nd5 Re8 11. Be3 axb3 12. Qg4 g6 13. Bc4 Nb4 14. Nxb4 d5 15. Qf4 dxc4 16. O-O bxc2 17. Nd5 Re6 18. Qxc4 Bxe3 19. fxe3 b5 20. Qc5 Bb7 21. Ne7+ Kh8 22. Qxc2 Raa6 23. Rac1 Rxf6 24. Rxf6 Rxf6 25. Qxc7 Qd2 26. Qb8+ Kg7 27. Qg8+ Kh6 28. Qf8+ Kh5 29. Rc5+ g5 30. Rxg5+ Kxg5 31. Qg7+ Rg6 32. Qe5+ f5 33. h4+ Kh5 34. Qxf5+ Kh6 35. Qf8+ Kh5 36. Qf5+ Kh6 37. Qf8+ Kh5 38. Qf5+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian,L (2805) – Nakamura,Hi (2787) [D19]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (1), 2014-08-27
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. e3 e6 7. Bxc4 Bb4 8. O-O Nbd7 9. Qe2 O-O 10. e4 Bg6 11. Bd3 Bh5 12. e5 Nd5 13. Nxd5 cxd5 14. Qe3 Re8 15. Bd2 Qa5 16. Qe1 Bxd2 17. Qxd2 Qd8 18. Ng5 Bg6 19. Bxg6 fxg6 20. f4 Rc8 21. Rac1 Qb6 22. a5 Qa6 23. Qb4 h6 24. Nf3 b6 25. Qd6 Nf8 26. axb6 axb6 27. Qb4 Qd3 28. Qd2 Qb3 29. Rfe1 Rxc1 30. Rxc1 Ra8 31. h4 Ra2 32. Rc2 Ra1+ 33. Kh2 Rb1 34. Kg3 Kh7 35. Rc8 Rxb2 36. Qc1 Qa2 37. Qh1 Qa3 38. Qc1 Qa2 39. Qh1 Qa3 40. Qc1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Topalov,V (2772) – Caruana,F (2801) [A35]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (1), 2014-08-27
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Nc7 7. O-O e5 8. a3 Rb8 9. d3 Be7 10. Be3 O-O 11. Rc1 Bd7 12. Nd2 Nd4 13. Nc4 f6 14. f4 exf4 15. Bxf4 Nde6 16. Bd2 b6 17. g4 Be8 18. Be1 b5 19. Ne3 Bd6 20. Ncd5 Nxd5 21. Bxd5 Bf7 22. Nf5 Be5 23. Qd2 Nd4 24. Bxf7+ Rxf7 25. Rd1 Nxf5 26. gxf5 Qd4+ 27. Bf2 Qg4+ 28. Kh1 c4 29. Qc2 Re8 30. dxc4 Qh5 31. h4 Qg4 32. Qd3 bxc4 33. Qe3 Rfe7 34. b3 Bb2  0 – 1 (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2787) – Carlsen,M (2877) [C60]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (2), 2014-08-28
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. O-O Bg7 5. c3 a6 6. Ba4 d6 7. d4 Bd7 8. d5 Nce7 9. Bxd7+ Qxd7 10. c4 h6 11. Nc3 f5 12. Nd2 Nf6 13. f3 O-O 14. b4 c6 15. dxc6 Nxc6 16. a3 Nd4 17. Bb2 Rac8 18. Ne2 Nh5 19. Nxd4 exd4 20. exf5 Nf4 21. f6 Bxf6 22. g3 Nh3+ 23. Kg2 Ng5 24. Qb1 Kh7 25. Qd3 Be5 26. Rae1 Bxg3 27. hxg3 Qh3+ 28. Kg1 Qxg3+ 29. Kh1 Qh4+ 30. Kg2 Qh3+ 31. Kg1 Qg3+ 32. Kh1 Qh3+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana,F (2801) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2768) [B12]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (2), 2014-08-28
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 c5 6. Be3 Qb6 7. Nc3 Nc6 8. O-O Qxb2 9. Qe1 cxd4 10. Bxd4 Nxd4 11. Nxd4 Bb4 12. Ndb5 Ba5 13. Rb1 Qxc2 14. Rc1 Qb2 15. g4 Bg6 16. f4 Be4 17. Rf2 Nh6 18. Bd3 Qb4 19. Rb1 Qc5 20. Nxe4 dxe4 21. Qxa5 O-O 22. Be2 e3 23. Rff1 Rfc8 24. Qe1 Qd5 25. Rb2 f6 26. Qg3 fxe5 27. fxe5 Rf8 28. Rxf8+ Rxf8 29. Qxe3 Nf7 30. Nc3  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian,L (2805) – Topalov,V (2772) [D15]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (2), 2014-08-28
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. e3 b5 6. c5 g6 7. Bd2 Bg7 8. b4 a5 9. bxa5 Ne4 10. Nxe4 dxe4 11. Ng5 Qd5 12. f4 h6 13. Nh3 Bxh3 14. gxh3 Bxd4 15. exd4 e3 16. Bxe3 Qxh1 17. Qd2 Na6 18. O-O-O Qd5 19. Bg2 Qc4+ 20. Kb1 Qe6 21. d5 Qf5+ 22. Kb2 O-O-O 23. d6 exd6 24. cxd6 Qf6+ 25. Kb1 Qf5+ 26. Kc1 Qf6 27. d7+ Kb7 28. Bd4 Qe6 29. Bxh8  1 – 0 (view game)

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Sergey Karjakin wins the Norway Chess 2014

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

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2771 6
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2881 5.5
3 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2792 5
4 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2791 4.5
5 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2772 4.5
6 Aronian, Levon ARM 2815 4
7 Svidler, Peter RUS 2753 4
8 Giri, Anish NED 2752 4
9 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2783 4
10 Agdestein, Simen NOR 2628 3.5

Caruana, Fabiano (2791) – Karjakin, Sergey (2771) [A35]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (9.1), 2014-06-13
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Nc7 7. a3 g6 8. h4 h6 9. d3 Bg7 10. O-O Bd7 11. Be3 Ne6 12. Rb1 Rc8 13. Ne4 b6 14. b4 cxb4 15. axb4 Ncd4 16. Bxd4 Nxd4 17. Nxd4 Bxd4 18. e3 Bg7 19. b5 O-O 20. d4 Rc7 21. f4 Qc8 22. Rb2 Rd8 23. Kh2 Be6 24. Rff2 Bf5 25. Rbc2 a5 26. Qc1 Rxc2 27. Rxc2 Qb8 28. Rc6 Bd7 29. Nc3 e6 30. Rc4 Bf8 31. Bc6 Qd6 32. Na4 Bxc6 33. Rxc6 Qb4 34. Nc3 a4 35. Qc2 a3 36. Rxb6 Rc8 37. Rc6 Rxc6 38. bxc6 Qc4 39. c7 Qxc7 40. Qb3 Qa5 41. Qc2 Qb4 42. Na4 Qe1 43. Nc5 Qxe3 44. Nd7 Qxd4 45. Qc8 Qb4 46. Nf6+ Kg7 47. Ne8+ Kh8 48. Qc7 Qe7 49. Qe5+ f6 50. Nxf6 Bg7 51. Qb8+ Qf8  0 – 1 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2881) – Agdestein, Simen (2628) [E15]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (9.2), 2014-06-13
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. b3 d5 6. Bg2 Bb4+ 7. Bd2 Bd6 8. Nc3 O-O 9. O-O dxc4 10. Ne5 c6 11. bxc4 Qc7 12. Bf4 Bb7 13. Rc1 Nh5 14. Ne4 Nxf4 15. gxf4 c5 16. Qd3 Bxe5 17. Ng5 g6 18. Qh3 h5 19. dxe5 Nc6 20. Ne4 Nd4 21. Nf6+ Kg7 22. Rfe1 Nf5 23. Rc3 Rh8 24. Rd1 Rad8 25. Rcd3 Rd4 26. e3 Rxd3 27. Rxd3 Bxg2 28. Qxg2 Rd8 29. Kf1 Kf8 30. Rxd8+ Qxd8 31. Ke2 Qc8 32. a3 Ke7 33. h3 Kd8 34. Qe4 Kc7 35. Nh7 Qe8 36. Ng5 b5 37. Qd3 a6 38. Kd2 Kb6 39. Kc3 Qe7 40. Ne4 Qc7 41. Kb3 Kc6 42. Nc3 bxc4+ 43. Qxc4 Qb6+ 44. Kc2 Qa5 45. Qe4+ Kc7 46. Qa8 c4 47. Qf8 Kd7 48. Ne4 Qa4+ 49. Kc1 Qc6 50. Qxf7+ Kc8 51. Nd6+ Kd8 52. Qf8+ Kc7 53. Qc8+ Kb6 54. Qb8+  1 – 0 (view game)

Topalov, Veselin (2772) – Aronian, Levon (2815) [C65]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (9.3), 2014-06-13
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O Re8 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bh4 Bf8 9. Nbd2 d6 10. Re1 Bd7 11. a4 g6 12. Nf1 Bg7 13. Ne3 Qc8 14. a5 a6 15. Bc4 Nd8 16. b4 Ne6 17. Qb3 Bb5 18. Bxf6 Bxf6 19. g3 Bxc4 20. Qxc4 Qd7 21. d4 exd4 22. cxd4 Qb5 23. Rac1 Bg7 24. h4 c5 25. bxc5 dxc5 26. dxc5 Rac8 27. Qxb5 axb5 28. Nd5 Ra8 29. e5 Rxa5 30. Nf6+ Bxf6 31. exf6 Raa8 32. Rb1 Nxc5 33. Rxe8+ Rxe8 34. Rxb5 Nd7 35. Rxb7 Nxf6 36. Rb2 h5 37. Kf1 Kg7 38. Re2 Rxe2 39. Kxe2 Kf8 40. Kf1 Ke7 41. Ke2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2783) – Grischuk, Alexander (2792) [D85]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (9.4), 2014-06-13
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Nf3 c5 8. Be3 Qa5 9. Qd2 O-O 10. Rc1 Bg4 11. d5 Nd7 12. c4 Qa3 13. Be2 Bxf3 14. Bxf3 Bd4 15. Bxd4 cxd4 16. O-O Ne5 17. Qxd4 Nxf3+ 18. gxf3 Qxf3 19. Rc3 Qe2 20. f4 Qxa2 21. f5 b6 22. e5 Qb2 23. Kh1 Qe2 24. Rf2 Qe1+ 25. Kg2 Rac8 26. Rf1 Qe2+ 27. Rf2 Qe1 28. Rg3 Qb4 29. d6 Rxc4 30. Qd3 Rg4 31. d7 Rd4 32. Qf3 e6 33. f6 Rxd7 34. Qe3 Rfd8 35. Qh6 Qf8 36. Qg5 h6 37. Qe3 Kh7 38. Rh3 h5 39. Rg3 Qh6 40. Rg5 Rd3  0 – 1 (view game)

Giri, Anish (2752) – Svidler, Peter (2753) [A35]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (9.5), 2014-06-13
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Qb6 6. Nb3 e6 7. a3 Be7 8. e4 O-O 9. Be2 Qc7 10. Be3 b6 11. f4 Bb7 12. O-O d6 13. Rc1 Rad8 14. Bf3 Qb8 15. Nd2 Rfe8 16. Bf2 Bf8 17. Bh4 Be7 18. Bf2 Bf8 19. Bh4 Be7 20. Bf2  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Norway Chess 2014 Round 8

Posted by 365Chess.com on June 12, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2771 5
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2881 4.5
3 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2791 4.5
4 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2772 4
5 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2783 4
6 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2792 4
7 Aronian, Levon ARM 2815 3.5
8 Svidler, Peter RUS 2753 3.5
9 Giri, Anish NED 2752 3.5
10 Agdestein, Simen NOR 2628 3.5

Agdestein, Simen (2628) – Topalov, Veselin (2772) [A29]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (8.1), 2014-06-12
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Nd5 Bc5 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O d6 8. e3 a6 9. b3 Ba7 10. Bb2 Nxd5 11. cxd5 Ne7 12. Nh4 f5 13. f4 e4 14. g4 Nxd5 15. Nxf5 Bxf5 16. gxf5 Qe7 17. Kh1 Nf6 18. d3 c6 19. dxe4 Nxe4 20. Qc2 Rae8 21. Rg1 Nf6 22. Rae1 Qf7 23. e4 d5 24. Bxf6 Bxg1 25. Be5 Ba7 26. exd5 cxd5 27. Qd3 Rd8 28. Rc1 Rd7 29. Bh3 Re7 30. Qg3 Kh8 31. Rc2 Bb8 32. Bg4 d4 33. Kg1 d3 34. Rd2 Qd5 35. Rxd3 Ba7+ 36. Kf1 Qh1+ 37. Ke2 Qe4+ 38. Kd1 Bb8 39. Qf3 Qxf3+ 40. Bxf3 Bxe5 41. fxe5 Rxe5 42. Bxb7 Rexf5 43. a4 a5 44. h3 Rf2 45. Ba6 g5  0 – 1 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2815) – Caruana, Fabiano (2791) [A04]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (8.2), 2014-06-12
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. e3 Nf6 5. d4 e4 6. d5 exf3 7. dxc6 bxc6 8. e4 Qc7 9. gxf3 g6 10. Be3 d6 11. Qd2 Be6 12. O-O-O Nd7 13. f4 O-O-O 14. Rg1 f5 15. exf5 gxf5 16. Qe2 Rg8 17. Rxg8 Bxg8 18. Qd3 Nb6 19. Qxf5+ Kb7 20. b3 d5 21. Qd3 Qg7 22. cxd5 Nxd5 23. Qa6+ Kb8 24. Qa5 Be7 25. Bc4 Nxe3 26. fxe3 Rxd1+ 27. Nxd1 Bd5 28. Bxd5 cxd5 29. Nc3 Qg1+ 30. Kb2 Qf2+ 31. Ka3 Qd2 32. f5 Kb7 33. Qb5+ Kc7 34. Qe8 Bd6 35. Qf7+ Kc6 36. Qe8+ Kc7 37. Qf7+ Kc6 38. Qe8+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2792) – Giri, Anish (2752) [A34]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (8.3), 2014-06-12
1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 g6 3. e3 Nf6 4. d4 Bg7 5. d5 O-O 6. Nf3 d6 7. h3 e6 8. Bd3 exd5 9. cxd5 Re8 10. O-O Nbd7 11. Re1 a6 12. a4 Nh5 13. Be2 f5 14. Rb1 h6 15. Nd2 Ne5 16. f4 Nf7 17. Bxh5 gxh5 18. Qxh5 b5 19. Nf3 Bd7 20. Ne2 Nh8 21. axb5 axb5 22. b4 cxb4 23. Ng3 Rf8 24. Nd4 Bxd4 25. exd4 Qf6 26. Rxb4 Rfe8 27. Rxe8+ Rxe8 28. Kh2 Kh7 29. Rb3 Rc8 30. Ra3 Rxc1 31. Ra7 Qf7 32. Qxf7+ Nxf7 33. Rxd7 Kg6 34. Re7 b4 35. Re6+ Kh7 36. Re7 Kg6 37. Re6+ Kh7 38. Nxf5 b3 39. Re2 h5 40. Rb2 Rc3 41. Ng3 Kg6 42. f5+ Kh6 43. Ne2 Rc2 44. Rxc2 bxc2 45. Kg3 Kg5 46. Kf3 Nh6 47. f6 Kxf6 48. Ke3 Nf5+ 49. Kd2 Kg5 50. g3 h4 51. g4 Nh6 52. Kxc2 Nxg4 53. hxg4 Kxg4 54. Ng1 Kg3 55. Kd2 Kf2 56. Nh3+ Kg3 57. Ng1 Kf2 58. Nh3+ Kg3 59. Ng5 Kf4 60. Ne6+ Ke4 61. Ng5+ Kxd4 62. Nf3+ Ke4 63. Nxh4 Ke5 64. Kd3 Kxd5 65. Nf5 Kc5 66. Nxd6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Svidler, Peter (2753) – Carlsen, Magnus (2881) [A27]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (8.4), 2014-06-12
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nf3 f5 4. d3 Nf6 5. g3 Bb4 6. Bg2 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 d6 8. O-O O-O 9. Rb1 Qe8 10. Qb3 b6 11. Nh4 Na5 12. Qa3 Rb8 13. Be3 f4 14. gxf4 Qh5 15. Nf3 Bh3 16. Bxh3 Qxh3 17. Kh1 Rbe8 18. Qb2 e4 19. Ng5 Qh5 20. dxe4 Ng4 21. Nf3 Nxc4 22. Qb3 Rxe4 23. Rg1 d5 24. Qb5 Rfxf4 25. Bxf4 Nxf2+ 26. Kg2 Rxe2 27. Kf1 Ne4 28. Rxg7+ Kf8 29. Kxe2 Nxc3+ 30. Kf2 Nxb5 31. Rbg1 Nc3 32. Rxc7 Ne4+ 33. Ke1 Nc5 34. Rc8+ Kf7 35. Rc7+ Kf8 36. Rc8+ Kf7 37. Rc7+ Kf8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2771) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2783) [D35]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (8.5), 2014-06-12
1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 c6 6. e3 h6 7. Bh4 Be7 8. Bd3 O-O 9. Qc2 Nh5 10. Bxe7 Qxe7 11. Nf3 Nf4 12. Bf1 Nd7 13. O-O-O Ng6 14. h4 Qf6 15. Bd3 Nb6 16. h5 Ne7 17. Rh4 Bf5 18. Bxf5 Qxf5 19. Qxf5 Nxf5 20. Rf4 Nd6 21. Ne5 Rae8 22. Rh1 Re7 23. Kc2 Rfe8 24. b3 a5 25. a4 Na8 26. Nd3 Nc7 27. Rg4 Na6 28. Rf4 Ne4 29. Kb2 Kh7 30. Nxe4 dxe4 31. Ne5 Nb4 32. Rf5 c5 33. Rd1 cxd4 34. exd4 Rd8 35. Nc4 Nd3+ 36. Kc3 g6 37. Rxa5 Nxf2 38. Re1 gxh5 39. d5 e3 40. Kc2 Ng4 41. d6 Re6 42. Ra7 Rf6 43. Re2 b6 44. Rb7 Rdxd6 45. Nxd6 Rxd6 46. Rxf7+ Kg6 47. Rf1 Kg5 48. b4 h4 49. Kc3 Nf2 50. Rxe3 Nd1+ 51. Rxd1 Rxd1 52. Re5+ Kg4 53. Re6 Rc1+ 54. Kb3 Kh5 55. Rxb6 Rg1 56. a5 Rxg2 57. a6 Rg3+ 58. Kc4 Rg4+ 59. Kd3 Rg8 60. Rb5+ Kg4 61. Ra5 h3 62. Ra2 Ra8 63. b5 h5 64. Ke3 Kg3 65. a7 h2 66. Rxh2 Kxh2 67. b6 Kh3 68. b7 Rxa7 69. b8=Q Rg7 70. Qe5 Rg3+ 71. Kf2 h4 72. Qe4  1 – 0 (view game)

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Norway Chess 2014 Round 7

Posted by 365Chess.com on June 11, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2881 4
2 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2783 4
3 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2791 4
4 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2771 4
5 Agdestein, Simen NOR 2628 3.5
6 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2792 3.5
7 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2772 3
8 Aronian, Levon ARM 2815 3
9 Svidler, Peter RUS 2753 3
10 Giri, Anish NED 2752 3

Giri, Anish (2752) – Karjakin, Sergey (2771) [A35]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (7.1), 2014-06-10
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Nc7 7. a3 g6 8. h4 h6 9. d3 Bg7 10. Be3 Ne6 11. O-O O-O 12. Na4 Ncd4 13. Rc1 Qd6 14. Nd2 Bd7 15. Bxd4 Qxd4 16. Nc3 Rab8 17. Nc4 Bc6 18. Bxc6 bxc6 19. e3 Qd7 20. Qc2 Rfd8 21. Rfd1 h5 22. Qe2 Rb3 23. Na5 Rb6 24. Rc2 Qc7 25. Nc4 Rb3 26. Nd2 Rb7 27. Nc4 Rb3 28. Rdc1 Rb7 29. Rd2 Rb3 30. Qd1 Rdb8 31. Ne4 Qd8 32. Nc3 Qc7 33. Kg2 Qd8 34. Rdc2 R3b7 35. Qe2 Rd7 36. Rd2 Rb3 37. Qd1 Rdb7 38. Qf3 Qd7 39. Rcc2 Rb8 40. Qd1 Qd8 41. Kh2 Nf8 42. Ne4 Ne6 43. Kg1 R8b7 44. Kh2 Rd7 45. Nc3 Rdb7 46. Qf3 Qc7 47. Ne2 Rb8 48. Qe4 Rd8 49. Nc3 Nf8 50. Kg2 Rdb8 51. Na4 R3b5 52. Rd1 Bf6 53. Rb1 Nd7 54. Rh1 Nb6 55. Naxb6 axb6 56. Rb1 Qd7 57. b3 Rd8 58. Rd2 Bc3 59. Rdd1 Bf6 60. Kg1 Qc8 61. Kf1 Rd5 62. Ke2 Qd7 63. Qf3 Qe6 64. Qg2 Qg4+ 65. f3 Qe6 66. f4 Bg7 67. Qf3 Qh3 68. Rh1 Qd7 69. e4 Rd4 70. Rhd1 Qh3 71. Rh1 Qd7 72. Rhf1 f5 73. e5 e6 74. Rfd1 Qb7 75. a4 Ra5 76. Nxa5 bxa5 77. Rdc1 Bf8 78. Rc3 Kf7 79. Qh1 Ke8 80. Rc4 Kd7 81. Qe1 Qb6 82. Qc3 Be7 83. Rc1 Rd5 84. Qc2 Kc7 85. Rd1 Rd4 86. Qa2 Rd5 87. Rdc1 Kb7 88. Qa3 Qd8 89. Rd1 Rd4 90. Qc1 Qd5 91. Kf2 Qd8 92. Qc3 Qb6 93. Ke2 Kc7 94. Rd2 Kb7 95. Kd1 Kc7 96. Kc2 Bf8 97. Kb1 Be7 98. Ka2 Bf8 99. Rd1 Be7 100. Rc1 Bf8 101. Qd2 Be7 102. R1c3 Bf8 103. Qf2 Kb7 104. Qg2 Be7 105. Qh1 Bf8 106. Qf1 Be7 107. Rc2 Bf8 108. Rd2 Be7 109. Qf2 Rd5 110. Qf3 Rd4 111. Rdc2 Bf8 112. R2c3 Be7 113. Qh1 Bf8 114. Rxd4 cxd4 115. Rc4 Bb4 116. g4 hxg4 117. h5 gxh5 118. Qxh5 c5 119. Qf7+ Ka6 120. Rc2 Qc6 121. Qg6 c4 122. Rxc4 Qg2+ 123. Kb1 Qf1+ 124. Rc1 Qxd3+ 125. Ka2 Qe2+ 126. Kb1 Qe4+ 127. Ka2 Qg2+ 128. Ka1 Qd5 129. Ka2 Qg2+ 130. Kb1 Qd5 131. Rc4 Bc3  0 – 1 (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2791) – Topalov, Veselin (2772) [B90]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (7.2), 2014-06-10
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. f3 e6 7. Be3 b5 8. Qd2 b4 9. Na4 Nbd7 10. O-O-O Qa5 11. b3 Bb7 12. a3 Qc7 13. axb4 d5 14. b5 e5 15. bxa6 Bxa6 16. Nb5 Bxb5 17. Bxb5 d4 18. Bxd4 exd4 19. Qxd4 Ra5 20. Qd3 Ba3+ 21. Kb1 Ke7 22. Bxd7 Nxd7 23. Nc3 Ne5 24. Nd5+ Rxd5 25. Qxd5 Rc8 26. c4 Bc5 27. f4 Ng6 28. g3 Ke8 29. Rd3 Ne7 30. Qe5 Qxe5 31. fxe5 Nc6 32. Rhd1 Nxe5 33. Rd5 f6 34. Kb2 Ke7 35. Kc3 Bf2 36. Ra1 Rc7 37. Ra2 Be1+ 38. Kb2 Nc6 39. Ra1 Bb4 40. Ra8 Bd6 41. Ra6 Be5+ 42. Ka3 Nb8 43. Raa5 Nc6 44. Ra4 Nd4 45. Rda5 Bd6+ 46. Kb2 Be5 47. Ka3 Nc2+ 48. Ka2 Bd4 49. Rd5 Bc3 50. Kb1 Nb4 51. Rb5 Nc6 52. Rc5 Bd4 53. Rd5 Bg1 54. b4 Ne5 55. c5 Rb7 56. Kc2 Bxh2 57. b5 Rxb5 58. Ra7+ Ke8 59. Rxg7 Bg1 60. Rc7 Rb4 61. c6 Bb6 62. Rxh7 Rxe4 63. Rh4 Rxh4 64. gxh4 Nxc6 65. Rd6 Nb4+ 66. Kb3 Bc5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2881) – Grischuk, Alexander (2792) [D91]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (7.3), 2014-06-10
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bg5 Ne4 6. Bf4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 c5 8. cxd5 cxd4 9. cxd4 Qxd5 10. e3 O-O 11. Be2 Nc6 12. O-O Bf5 13. Qa4 Qa5 14. Qxa5 Nxa5 15. Rfc1 Rfc8 16. Nd2 Rxc1+ 17. Rxc1 Rc8 18. Rxc8+ Bxc8 19. Bf3 Nc6 20. Bc7 Kf8 21. Nb3 Ke8 22. Nc5 e6 23. Bxc6+ bxc6 24. Bb8 a6 25. Bd6 Bf6 26. Kf1 Bd8 27. Ke2 Bb6 28. Na4 Bd8 29. Nc5 Bb6 30. Ne4 Kd7 31. Be5 Bd8 32. Bf6 Bb6 33. Ng5 c5 34. Nxh7 Bb7 35. g4 Bd5 36. a3 Bc4+ 37. Kd1 Bd5 38. Ng5 cxd4 39. Bxd4 Bxd4 40. exd4 f6 41. Nh7 Ke7 42. g5 fxg5 43. Kd2 e5 44. Ke3 Ke6 45. Nf8+ Kf5 46. dxe5 Kxe5 47. Nxg6+ Kf6 48. Kd4 Bg2 49. Ne5 Kf5 50. Nd3 Kg4 51. Ke3 Kh3 52. Nc5 a5 53. f3 g4 54. fxg4 Kxg4 55. Nb3 a4 56. Nc5 Bc6 57. Kf2 Kh3 58. Kg1 Kg4 59. Nd3 Bb5 60. Nb4 Kh3 61. Na2 Be8 62. Nc3 Kg4 63. Nd1 Bb5 64. Nf2+ Kf3 65. h4 Be8 66. Nd1 Kg3 67. Nc3 Kxh4 68. Kf2 Kg4 69. Ke3 Kf5 70. Kd4 Ke6 71. Kc5 Ke7 72. Nxa4 Bxa4 73. Kb4 Be8 74. a4 Bxa4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2783) – Aronian, Levon (2815) [D38]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (7.4), 2014-06-10
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Qa4+ Nc6 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bxf6 Qxf6 9. e3 O-O 10. Be2 Rd8 11. O-O Bf8 12. Rfc1 Ne7 13. b4 a6 14. Qb3 c6 15. Na4 Bg4 16. Nc5 Ra7 17. a4 Nc8 18. Ra2 Bxf3 19. Bxf3 Nb6 20. Be2 g6 21. g3 h5 22. h4 Nd7 23. Nxd7 Rxd7 24. b5 axb5 25. axb5 Rxa2 26. Qxa2 Rc7 27. Qa8 Qd6 28. Qb8 Qd7 29. Bf1 Kg7 30. Bh3 f5 31. Ra1 Rc8 32. Qe5+ Kf7 33. bxc6 bxc6 34. Qf4 Bd6 35. Qh6 Bf8 36. Qf4 Bd6 37. Qf3 Kg7 38. Qe2 Rc7 39. Qa2 Be7 40. Qb3 Rb7 41. Qc3 Bb4 42. Qc2 Be7 43. Ra6 Rc7 44. Bg2 Qd6 45. Bf3 Qd7 46. Kg2 Bf6 47. Qc5 Be7 48. Qb6 Bd8 49. Bd1 Rc8 50. Qb2 Rc7 51. Ba4 f4 52. exf4 Bxh4 53. Qb8 Qd8 54. Qb6 Qe7 55. Kh2 Bxg3+ 56. Kxg3 h4+ 57. Kh2 Qd6 58. Bd1 Rf7 59. Ra7 Qxf4+ 60. Kh3 Qxf2 61. Rxf7+ Qxf7 62. Qxc6 Qf1+ 63. Kxh4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Svidler, Peter (2753) – Agdestein, Simen (2628) [A05]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (7.5), 2014-06-10
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 c6 4. d3 Bg4 5. Nbd2 Nbd7 6. h3 Bh5 7. g4 Bg6 8. Nh4 e5 9. e3 Bd6 10. Qe2 Qe7 11. c4 dxc4 12. Nxc4 Bb4+ 13. Kf1 Nb6 14. Nxg6 hxg6 15. g5 Nh5 16. Qg4 O-O 17. Nxb6 axb6 18. Be4 b5 19. Rg1 Bc5 20. Qd1 Qe6 21. Qg4 Qe7 22. Qd1 Qe6 23. Qg4  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Norway Chess 2014 Round 6

Posted by 365Chess.com on June 9, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2783 3.5
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2881 3.5
3 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2791 3.5
4 Agdestein, Simen NOR 2628 3
5 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2771 3
6 Giri, Anish NED 2752 3
7 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2792 3
8 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2772 2.5
9 Aronian, Levon ARM 2815 2.5
10 Svidler, Peter RUS 2753 2.5

Aronian, Levon (2815) – Giri, Anish (2752) [D41]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (6.1), 2014-06-09
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e3 e6 6. d4 Nc6 7. Bc4 cxd4 8. exd4 Be7 9. O-O O-O 10. Re1 Bf6 11. Ne4 b6 12. a3 Bb7 13. Qd3 Nce7 14. Bd2 Rc8 15. Rac1 Ng6 16. g3 Be7 17. h4 Nf6 18. Nxf6+ Bxf6 19. Bb4 Ne7 20. Ne5 a5 21. Bxe7 Qxe7 22. Ba6 Rxc1 23. Rxc1 Qd6 24. Bxb7 Bxe5 25. Rc6 Qxd4 26. Qxd4 Bxd4 27. b3 Bc5 28. b4 axb4 29. axb4 Bxb4 30. Rxb6 Ba5 31. Rc6 g6 32. Rc8 Bd8 33. Ba6 Kg7 34. Bc4 h6 35. Kg2 g5 36. hxg5 hxg5 37. Ra8 Kf6 38. Be2 Rh8 39. Rb8 Ke7 40. Rb7+ Kf6 41. Rb8 Ke7 42. Rb7+ Ke8 43. Bb5+ Kf8 44. Rb8 Ke7 45. Rb7+ Kf6 46. Rb8 Ke7 47. Rb7+ Kf6 48. Rb8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Agdestein, Simen (2628) – Caruana, Fabiano (2791) [A41]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (6.2), 2014-06-09
1. d4 d6 2. Nf3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 c5 5. O-O cxd4 6. Nxd4 Qb6 7. Be3 Qa5 8. Qd2 Qxd2 9. Nxd2 a6 10. c4 Nf6 11. h3 e5 12. N4b3 Nc6 13. Rfd1 Be6 14. Bg5 O-O-O 15. Ne4 Nxe4 16. Bxd8 Nxg3 17. fxg3 Rxd8 18. Bd5 Bxh3 19. Bxf7 Bg4 20. Rf1 e4 21. Bd5 Bf5 22. e3 Nb4 23. Rf2 Bh6 24. Kg2 Nxd5 25. cxd5 Bxe3 26. Re2 Bg5 27. Nd4 Re8 28. Nxf5 gxf5 29. Rf1 Re5 30. Ref2 e3 31. Rc2+ Kb8 32. Rd1 f4 33. gxf4 Bxf4 34. Kf3 Bg5 35. b4 h6 36. a4 Rf5+ 37. Ke2 Rf4 38. Rb1 Rd4 39. b5 Rxa4 40. bxa6 Rxa6 41. Rcb2 Ra7 42. Rf1 Ra5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2771) – Carlsen, Magnus (2881) [C67]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (6.3), 2014-06-09
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 Bd7 10. Rd1 Be7 11. g4 Nh4 12. Nxh4 Bxh4 13. Nd2 Kc8 14. Ne4 b6 15. Bg5 Bxg5 16. Nxg5 h6 17. Nxf7 Re8 18. f4 Be6 19. Nxh6 gxh6 20. f5 Bxf5 21. gxf5 Rxe5 22. Rf1 Kd7 23. Rad1+ Ke7 24. Rfe1 Kf6 25. Rxe5 Kxe5 26. Rd7 c5 27. Kf2 Rf8 28. Rxc7 Rxf5+ 29. Kg3 Rg5+ 30. Kf2 Rf5+ 31. Ke2 Rh5 32. Rxa7 Rxh3 33. Rb7 Rh2+ 34. Kd3 Kd5 35. Rxb6 Rh3+ 36. Kd2 Rh2+ 37. Kd3 Rh3+ 38. Kd2 Rh2+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Topalov, Veselin (2772) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2783) [E21]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (6.4), 2014-06-09
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 O-O 5. Bg5 c5 6. Rc1 h6 7. Bh4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 d5 9. Bxf6 Qxf6 10. cxd5 Rd8 11. e3 Rxd5 12. Qb3 Rxd4 13. exd4 Nc6 14. Bb5 Qf4 15. O-O Nxd4 16. Qd1 Bxc3 17. Rxc3 e5 18. Bc4 Bd7 19. Qc1 Qf6 20. Qe3 Bc6 21. Bd3 Re8 22. Be4 Bb5 23. Re1 Qa6 24. Rc7 Qxa2 25. Rxb7 a6 26. b3 Rd8 27. Bd5 Ne2+ 28. Kh1 Nf4 29. Bxf7+ Kh8 30. Qb6 Qd2 31. Rg1 Kh7 32. h3 Rd6 33. Qc7 Bd7 34. Qb8 h5 35. Qg8+ Kh6 36. Qh8+ Kg5 37. Qxg7+ Kf5 38. Bxh5 Nxh5 39. Qg4+ Kf6 40. Qxh5 Qxf2 41. Qh6+ Ke7 42. Qg7+ Ke6 43. Qg4+ Ke7 44. Rd1  1 – 0 (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2792) – Svidler, Peter (2753) [A34]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (6.5), 2014-06-09
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nb4 6. Bb5+ N8c6 7. d3 a6 8. Bxc6+ Nxc6 9. Be3 e5 10. Rc1 b6 11. b4 Nxb4 12. Nxe5 Bd6 13. a3 Bxe5 14. axb4 cxb4 15. Nd5 O-O 16. Bxb6 Qg5 17. O-O Bh3 18. Qf3 Bg4 19. Qe3 Qxe3 20. fxe3 Be2 21. Rf5 f6 22. Nxb4 a5 23. Nc6 Bxd3 24. Nxe5 fxe5 25. Rxe5 a4 26. Ra1 Rfb8 27. Bd4 Kf7 28. Rf5+ Kg8 29. Re5 Kf7 30. Rf5+ Kg8 31. Re5  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Norway Chess 2014 Round 5

Posted by 365Chess.com on June 8, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2783 3.5
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2881 3
3 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2791 3
4 Agdestein, Simen NOR 2628 2.5
5 Giri, Anish NED 2752 2.5
6 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2771 2.5
7 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2792 2.5
8 Aronian, Levon ARM 2815 2
9 Svidler, Peter RUS 2753 2
10 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2772 1.5

Grischuk, Alexander (2792) – Agdestein, Simen (2628) [C11]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (5.1), 2014-06-08
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Qb6 9. Qd2 Qxb2 10. Rb1 Qa3 11. Bb5 Nxd4 12. Bxd4 a6 13. Bxd7+ Bxd7 14. Rb3 Qe7 15. Rxb7 Qd8 16. O-O Rb8 17. Rxb8 Qxb8 18. f5 Qc8 19. f6 gxf6 20. Rxf6 h5 21. Rf3 Qc4 22. h3 Be7 23. a3 Bxa3 24. Ne4 dxe4 25. Rxa3 Rg8 26. Rb3 Qc7 27. Rc3 e3 28. Bxe3 Qxe5 29. Rd3 Qb5 30. Rb3 Qc6 31. Rb8+ Bc8 32. c4 Qxc4 33. Rb4 Qc6 34. Rd4 f6 35. Kh1 Kf7 36. Rd6 Qb5 37. Kh2 h4 38. Bf4 Qf5 39. Rc6 Kg6 40. Rc7 e5 41. Be3 Be6 42. Qb4 Rg7 43. Rxg7+ Kxg7 44. Qb7+ Bf7 45. Qxa6 Qe4 46. Qe2 f5 47. Qf3 Qxf3 48. gxf3 Kg6 49. f4 exf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2881) – Aronian, Levon (2815) [D38]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (5.2), 2014-06-08
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 Nbd7 8. e3 g5 9. Bg3 Ne4 10. Nd2 Nxg3 11. fxg3 Nb6 12. Bd3 Qe7 13. Qf3 Be6 14. a3 Bxc3 15. bxc3 O-O-O 16. a4 Bd7 17. a5 Na4 18. a6 Rhe8 19. Kf2 Kb8 20. Rhe1 Nxc3 21. axb7 Qb4 22. Kg1 Qb2 23. Nf1 f5 24. Ra5 Ba4 25. Rc5 Rf8 26. h3 Rf6 27. Nh2 Rdf8 28. Qf1 Ne4 29. Re2 Qa3 30. Bxe4 fxe4 31. Qe1 c6 32. Ra5 Qb3 33. Qa1 Qd1+ 34. Qxd1 Bxd1 35. Re1 Bh5 36. g4 Be8 37. Rea1 Rf2 38. Rxa7 Rb2 39. Nf1 Kc7 40. Ra8 Kxb7 41. R1a7+ Kb6 42. Re7 Rbf2 43. Rb8+ Ka6 44. Ng3 Bg6 45. Rxf8 Rxf8 46. Re6 Be8 47. Rxh6 Kb5 48. Rh7 Kc4 49. Ra7 Bg6 50. Ra6 Rf6 51. Ra3 Kb4 52. Ra1 Kc3 53. Rf1 Re6 54. Rf8 Kd2 55. Nf1+ Kd3 56. Kf2 Re7 57. Rg8 Re6 58. Ke1 Rf6 59. Rg7 Re6 60. Ra7 Re8 61. Ra3+ Kc2 62. Ra6 Rc8 63. Ke2 Be8 64. Ra5 Kc3 65. Ng3 Rb8 66. Rc5+ Kb2 67. Nh5 Bxh5 68. gxh5 Rh8 69. g4 Rh6 70. Kf2 Re6 71. Kg3 Rf6 72. h4 Rf3+ 73. Kg2 gxh4 74. h6 Rxe3 75. h7 h3+ 76. Kh2 Re2+ 77. Kxh3 Re1 78. Kg2 Re2+ 79. Kg3 Re3+ 80. Kh4 Re1 81. Kg5 Rh1 82. Kg6 Rh4 83. Rxc6 e3 84. Re6 Rxg4+ 85. Kh5 Rg1 86. Rxe3 Rh1+ 87. Kg6 Rg1+ 88. Kf7 Rh1 89. Kg8 Rg1+ 90. Kh8 Rg4 91. Re5 Rxd4 92. Kg7 Rg4+ 93. Kh6  1 – 0 (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2783) – Caruana, Fabiano (2791) [E60]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (5.3), 2014-06-08
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 c5 6. Nc3 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Qc7 8. Qd3 Nc6 9. O-O d6 10. b3 Nxd4 11. Qxd4 Ne4 12. Nd5 Bxd4 13. Nxc7 Bxa1 14. Be3 Bf6 15. Nxa8 Nc3 16. Bxa7 Nxa2 17. Nc7 Nb4 18. Rd1 Kg7 19. f4 h5 20. Kf2 h4 21. c5 hxg3+ 22. hxg3 dxc5 23. Bxc5 Na6 24. Nxa6 bxa6 25. e4 Bg4 26. Rd5 Bb2 27. Bxe7 Re8 28. Bd8 Be6 29. Rd3 Bf6 30. Bxf6+ Kxf6 31. Bf3 Rb8 32. Bd1 Rb4 33. Ke3 Ke7 34. g4 f6 35. g5 fxg5 36. fxg5 a5 37. Kf4 Rb5 38. Rc3 Kd6 39. Bc2 Rb4 40. Rg3 Ke7 41. Rd3 Rb5 42. Rc3 Kd7 43. Bd1 Kd6 44. Rd3+ Ke7 45. Rd2 Bxb3 46. Bxb3 Rxb3 47. Rd5 a4 48. Ra5 a3 49. Ke5 Kf7 50. Ra7+ Ke8 51. Kf6 Rb6+ 52. Kg7  1 – 0 (view game)

Svidler, Peter (2753) – Karjakin, Sergey (2771) [A35]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (5.4), 2014-06-08
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Nc7 7. O-O e5 8. a3 Rb8 9. Rb1 Be7 10. b4 cxb4 11. axb4 b5 12. d3 O-O 13. Be3 Bb7 14. Qd2 Re8 15. Ne4 Na6 16. Rfc1 Ba8 17. Nc5 Nxc5 18. Bxc5 e4 19. dxe4 Bxc5 20. Rxc5 Rxe4 21. Qc3 Re6 22. e3 Rd6 23. h3 h6 24. Rc1 Rd3 25. Qb2 Rd1+ 26. Rxd1 Qxd1+ 27. Kh2 Rd8 28. Rxb5 Nxb4 29. Rxb4 Bxf3 30. Rd4 Rxd4 31. exd4 Bxg2 32. Kxg2 a5 33. Qb8+ Kh7 34. Qe5 a4 35. Qf5+ Kg8 36. Qc8+ Kh7 37. Qf5+ Kg8 38. Qc8+ Kh7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri, Anish (2752) – Topalov, Veselin (2772) [B67]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (5.5), 2014-06-08
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 a6 8. O-O-O Bd7 9. f4 b5 10. Bxf6 gxf6 11. Kb1 b4 12. Nce2 Qb6 13. Qe1 Rc8 14. h4 Na5 15. Nc1 Nc4 16. Rh3 a5 17. Bxc4 Rxc4 18. Rhd3 h5 19. g3 Be7 20. Qe2 Bc8 21. R3d2 Ba6 22. Qf3 a4 23. Nce2 Bb7 24. Qd3 Rc5 25. c4 Kf8 26. b3 Rg8 27. bxa4 Qa6 28. Nb5 Kg7 29. Ned4 Qxa4 30. f5 Re5 31. Re1 Kh8 32. Nf3 exf5 33. Nxe5 fxe5 34. Nxd6 b3 35. Nxb7 bxa2+ 36. Ka1 Qb4 37. Qe3 f4 38. gxf4 Bxh4 39. Rh1 Qxb7 40. fxe5 Rg4 41. Qh6+ Kg8 42. Qxh5 Qxe4 43. Rd8+  1 – 0 (view game)

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Norway Chess 2014 Round 4

Posted by 365Chess.com on June 7, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2791 3
2 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2783 2.5
3 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2881 2
4 Agdestein, Simen NOR 2628 2
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2815 2
6 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2771 2
7 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2792 2
8 Giri, Anish NED 2752 1.5
9 Svidler, Peter RUS 2753 1.5
10 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2772 1.5

Caruana, Fabiano (2791) – Giri, Anish (2752) [A29]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (4.1), 2014-06-07
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. a3 Be6 10. Be3 f5 11. Rc1 Kh8 12. b4 a6 13. Bc5 Bg8 14. e3 Bxc5 15. bxc5 Nd5 16. Qd2 Qe7 17. Ne2 Rab8 18. Nh4 Qf6 19. Qb2 g5 20. Nf3 Nde7 21. Rcd1 Qg7 22. Nd2 Bd5 23. e4 Be6 24. exf5 Nxf5 25. Rde1 Rfd8 26. Be4 Nfe7 27. f3 Bf5 28. Qc2 Rd7 29. Nc4 b5 30. cxb6 cxb6 31. Ne3 Bh3 32. Rf2 Be6 33. Qb2 b5 34. Rc1 Nd4 35. Rc5 Rc8 36. Nxd4 exd4 37. Rxc8+ Nxc8 38. Nf5 Qe5 39. f4 gxf4 40. Rxf4 Ne7 41. Nh4 Qc5 42. Qf2 Kg7 43. Nf5+ Bxf5 44. Bxf5 Nxf5 45. Rxf5 Qc1+ 46. Kg2 Qe3 47. Qa2 Re7 48. Qd5 Qxd3 49. Rg5+ Kf6 50. Qd6+ Kxg5 51. Qxe7+ Kg6 52. Qe6+ Kg7 53. Qe7+ Kg6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2771) – Grischuk, Alexander (2792) [D85]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (4.2), 2014-06-07
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Be3 c5 8. Rc1 Qa5 9. Qd2 O-O 10. Nf3 Bg4 11. Ng5 Na6 12. h3 Bd7 13. Bd3 Rac8 14. d5 c4 15. Bb1 Nc5 16. Bd4 Bxd4 17. cxd4 c3 18. Rxc3 Nd3+ 19. Rxd3 Rc1+ 20. Ke2 Qxd2+ 21. Kxd2 Rxh1 22. Rb3 b5 23. Nf3 f6 24. Ne1 a5 25. Rc3 Rc8 26. Rc5 b4 27. Bd3 a4 28. Ra5 b3 29. axb3 axb3 30. Ra7 Rd8 31. Rb7 Ra8 32. Rxd7 Ra2+ 33. Kc3 Rxe1 34. Kxb3 Rxf2 35. Rxe7 Re3 36. Kc4 Rd2 37. Bb1 Rb2 38. d6 Kf8 39. Bd3 Rd2 40. Bf1 Ra3 41. Kb4 Ra1 42. Bc4 Rc1 43. Rf7+ Ke8 44. d7+ Kd8 45. Kc5 Kc7 46. Rxh7 Rcd1 47. d5 Rc1 48. g4 g5 49. d8=Q+ Kxd8 50. Kd6 Ke8 51. Bb5+ Kf8 52. Ke6 Re1 53. Kxf6 Rf2+ 54. Kg6  1 – 0 (view game)

Agdestein, Simen (2628) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2783) [E54]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (4.3), 2014-06-07
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 d5 6. Nf3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 c5 8. O-O cxd4 9. exd4 b6 10. Qe2 Bb7 11. Rd1 h6 12. Bb3 Nc6 13. d5 exd5 14. Nxd5 Nxd5 15. Bxd5 Qf6 16. Be3 Rfd8 17. a3 Bf8 18. Rd2 Rd6 19. Rad1 Rad8 20. h3 Rxd5 21. Rxd5 Rxd5 22. Rxd5 Ne5 23. Rxe5 Bxf3 24. Qxf3 Qxe5 25. Qe2 g6 26. Qd2 Bg7 27. Qd8+ Kh7 28. Qd7 a5 29. Bxb6 Qxb2 30. Bc7 Qxa3 31. Qxf7 Qc5 32. Kh2 a4 33. f4 Qf8 34. Qd7 a3 35. Be5 Kh8 36. Qa4 h5 37. Qa7 Bxe5 38. fxe5 Qf4+ 39. Kh1 Qb4 40. e6 Qe1+ 41. Kh2 Qe5+ 42. Kh1 Qa1+ 43. Kh2 Qe5+ 44. Kh1 Qa1+ 45. Kh2 Qe5+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Topalov, Veselin (2772) – Carlsen, Magnus (2881) [D38]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (4.4), 2014-06-07
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 d5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 c5 8. dxc5 Nbd7 9. e3 Qa5 10. Nd2 Bxc3 11. bxc3 Qxc5 12. Rc1 O-O 13. Be2 Qa3 14. O-O Qxa2 15. c4 Ne4 16. Nxe4 dxe4 17. Be7 Re8 18. Bd6 Nf6 19. Ra1 Qb2 20. c5 a5 21. Rb1 Qa2 22. Bb5 Rd8 23. Qc1 Qe6 24. Bc7 Rf8 25. Bd6 Rd8 26. Bc7 Rf8 27. Bd6 Rd8 28. Bc7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2815) – Svidler, Peter (2753) [D85]
2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger NOR (4.5), 2014-06-07
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 Bg4 13. Rxb7 Bxf3 14. Bxf3 Bxd4 15. Bg5 Rd8 16. Qc1 Na6 17. Bxe7 Rac8 18. Qf4 Nc5 19. Bxd8 Nxb7 20. Bf6 Bxf6 21. Qxf6 Nc5 22. h4 Qe6 23. Qa1 Nxe4 24. Re1 f5 25. Bxe4 fxe4 26. Qxa7 Re8 27. Qa4 Re7 28. Re3 Qd5 29. Qc2 Kf7 30. Qe2 Re6 31. Ra3 Re7 32. Qg4 Qf5 33. Qd1 Qe5 34. Qd8 Qc5 35. Re3 Qc1+ 36. Kh2 Qc7+ 37. Qxc7 Rxc7 38. g4 Rc4 39. Kg3 h6 40. Ra3 g5 41. Ra7+ Kf6  ½ – ½ (view game)

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