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March 2013

World Chess Championship Candidates London 2013 Round 13: Carlsen returns

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 31, 2013 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2872 8.5
2 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2810 8.5
3 Svidler, Peter RUS 2747 7
4 Aronian, Levon ARM 2809 7
5 Gelfand, Boris ISR 2740 6
6 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2764 6
7 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2757 5
8 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2793 4

Radjabov,T (2793) – Carlsen,M (2872) [E32]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (13), 2013-03-31
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. g3 O-O 7. Bg2 e5 8. O-O c6 9. Rd1 Re8 10. dxe5 dxe5 11. a3 Bxc3 12. Qxc3 Qe7 13. b4 Nb6 14. Be3 Ng4 15. Nd2 f5 16. h3 Nxe3 17. Qxe3 e4 18. Rac1 Be6 19. Qc3 Rad8 20. Bf1 c5 21. bxc5 Na4 22. Qb4 Nxc5 23. Nb3 Rxd1 24. Rxd1 Na6 25. Qxe7 Rxe7 26. e3 Kf7 27. Be2 b6 28. Rd8 Nc5 29. Nd4 Kf6 30. Kf1 Rd7 31. Rf8+ Bf7 32. Ke1 g6 33. h4 h6 34. Rc8 Be6 35. Rf8+ Rf7 36. Rh8 Rc7 37. Nb5 Rd7 38. Nd4 h5 39. Rf8+ Bf7 40. Rc8 Ke5 41. Ra8 a6 42. Rc8 Rd6 43. Nc6+ Kf6 44. Nd4 Be6 45. Rf8+ Ke7 46. Ra8 Rd7 47. Rb8 Rb7 48. Rxb7+ Nxb7 49. Kd2 Kd6 50. Kc3 Bf7 51. Nb3 Ke5 52. Bf1 a5 53. Be2 Be6 54. Bf1 Bd7 55. Be2 Ba4 56. Nd4 Nc5 57. Kb2 Be8 58. Kc3 Bf7 59. Nc6+ Kd6 60. Nd4 Nd7 61. Nb5+ Kc5 62. Nd4 Ne5 63. Nb3+ Kc6 64. a4 Kd7 65. Nd4 Kd6 66. Nb5+ Kc5 67. Nd4 Be8 68. Nb3+ Kd6 69. c5+ Kc7 70. Kd4 Nc6+ 71. Kc3 Ne7 72. cxb6+ Kxb6 73. Nd2 Bxa4 74. Nc4+ Ka6 75. Na3+ Kb7 76. Nc4 Ka6 77. Na3+ Ka7 78. Kd4 Nc6+ 79. Kc5 Ne5 80. Nc4 Nd3+ 81. Kd4 Nc1 82. Bf1 Bb5 83. Nxa5 Bxf1 84. Nc6+ Kb6 85. Ne7 Nd3 86. Nxg6 Kc7 87. Ne7 Bh3 88. Nd5+ Kd6 89. Nf6 Bg4  0 – 1 (view game)

Grischuk,A (2764) – Aronian,L (2809) [D11]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (13), 2013-03-31
1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 c6 3. d4 Nf6 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Nb6 7. Nbd2 g6 8. O-O Bg7 9. Nxc4 Bf5 10. Qc3 Nxc4 11. Qxc4 O-O 12. Rd1 a5 13. Qb3 Qd6 14. Ne5 Nd7 15. Nc4 Qb4 16. Ne3 Qxb3 17. axb3 Be6 18. d5 cxd5 19. Nxd5 Nc5 20. Ra3 Bxd5 21. Rxd5 Rac8 22. Bg5 e6 23. Rd6 Bxb2 24. Rxa5 Bc1 25. Bf6 Nxb3 26. Rb5 Nd2 27. Rd3 b6 28. e3 Nc4 29. Bf1 Ba3 30. Rd1 Rfe8 31. Rd7 Bf8 32. Bxc4 Rxc4 33. Rxb6 Bg7 34. Be7 Rcc8 35. Kg2 Rb8 36. Rc6 Rbc8 37. Rb6 Rb8 38. Rc6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik,V (2810) – Gelfand,B (2740) [E60]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (13), 2013-03-31
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 c6 4. Bg2 d5 5. e3 dxc4 6. Ne2 Bg7 7. O-O O-O 8. Na3 Nbd7 9. Nxc4 Nb6 10. Na5 Qc7 11. b4 e5 12. dxe5 Qxe5 13. Nd4 Ne4 14. Qc2 Re8 15. Ba3 Qe7 16. Rad1 h5 17. Rd3 Nd5 18. Rfd1 Bg4 19. Rc1 Bxd4 20. Rxd4 Ng5 21. Qd3 Nf3+ 22. Bxf3 Bxf3 23. b5 Qe6 24. Nxb7 cxb5 25. Nd6 Qh3 26. Qf1 Qxf1+ 27. Kxf1 Re6 28. Nxb5 Rb8 29. Nd6 Nf6 30. Rf4 Bd5 31. Rc2 Ne4 32. Nxf7 Ra6 33. Bc1 Re8 34. Rc7 Rxa2 35. Nh6+ Kh8 36. Nf7+ Kg8 37. f3 Bxf7 38. Rfxf7 Rd8 39. Rg7+ Kf8 40. Rgf7+ Kg8 41. Ke1 Nc5 42. Rg7+ Kf8 43. Rgf7+ Kg8 44. Rg7+ Kf8 45. Rh7 Nd3+ 46. Kf1 Kg8 47. Rcg7+ Kf8 48. Rf7+ Kg8 49. Rfg7+ Kf8 50. Rb7 Kg8 51. Rhg7+ Kf8 52. Rgc7 Nxc1 53. Rxc1 Rxh2 54. Kg1 Re2 55. e4 a5 56. Ra7 a4 57. Rb1 a3 58. Rxa3 Rdd2 59. Ra7 Rg2+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Svidler,P (2747) – Ivanchuk,V (2757) [C02]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (13), 2013-03-31
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bd7 6. Be2 Nge7 7. O-O Ng6 8. g3 cxd4 9. cxd4 f6 10. exf6 Qxf6 11. Bg5 Qf7 12. Be3 h6 13. Nc3 Bd6 14. Nb5 Bb8 15. Ne5 Ngxe5 16. dxe5 Nxe5 17. Bc5 Nc4 18. b3 b6 19. Bb4 a5 20. Bc3 Bxb5 21. Bh5 g6 22. Bxh8 gxh5 23. Re1 Qf5 24. bxc4 Bxc4 25. Qd4 Bc7 26. Be5 O-O-O 27. Rac1 Rd7 28. a4 Qg4 29. Qe3 h4 30. Qxh6 hxg3 31. hxg3 Bd8 32. Bf4 Re7 33. Bg5 Kd7 34. Bxe7 Bxe7 35. Kg2 Bc5 36. f3 Qf5 37. Qg7+  1 – 0 (view game)

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World Chess Championship Candidates London 2013 Round 12: Kramnik leads

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 29, 2013 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2810 8
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2872 7.5
3 Aronian, Levon ARM 2809 6.5
4 Svidler, Peter RUS 2747 6
5 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2764 5.5
6 Gelfand, Boris ISR 2740 5.5
7 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2757 5
8 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2793 4

Gelfand,B (2740) – Svidler,P (2747) [A15]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (12), 2013-03-29
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Qb3 Nb6 6. d4 Be6 7. Qc2 Bg4 8. Qe4 Bxf3 9. Qxf3 c6 10. e3 Bg7 11. Be2 e5 12. dxe5 Bxe5 13. Qe4 Qe7 14. Bd2 N8d7 15. Qc2 O-O 16. O-O Rfe8 17. Rfd1 a5 18. Be1 a4 19. Rab1 Nc5 20. Bf1 Red8 21. g3 Bg7 22. Rxd8+ Rxd8 23. b4 axb3 24. axb3 Ra8 25. b4 Ncd7 26. Ne4 Ra1 27. Rxa1 Bxa1 28. Qa2 Be5 29. Bg2 Nf6 30. Nc5 Bd6 31. Nd3 Ne4 32. Qa7 Nd5 33. Qd4 f5 34. Qc4 Qe6 35. f3 Ng5 36. Bd2 Nc7 37. Qxe6+ Ngxe6 38. f4 Nd5 39. e4 fxe4 40. Bxe4 Nd4 41. Kf2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian,L (2809) – Kramnik,V (2810) [D42]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (12), 2013-03-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e3 Nc6 7. Bd3 Be7 8. a3 O-O 9. Qc2 cxd4 10. exd4 f5 11. O-O Bf6 12. Nxd5 Qxd5 13. Be3 b5 14. Qe2 Bb7 15. Rac1 a6 16. Rfd1 f4 17. Rc5 Qd6 18. Qc2 fxe3 19. Bxh7+ Kh8 20. fxe3 Ne7 21. e4 Rac8 22. e5 Bxe5 23. Nxe5 Rxc5 24. Ng6+ Nxg6 25. dxc5 Be4 26. Rxd6 Bxc2 27. Bxg6 Bxg6 28. Rxe6 Bd3 29. h4 a5 30. c6 Rf1+ 31. Kh2 Rc1 32. Re3 Bb1 33. Rc3 Rxc3 34. bxc3 Kg8 35. c7 Bf5 36. Kg3 Kf7 37. Kf4 Bc8 38. Kg5 Bd7 39. h5 Be6 40. g3 a4 41. g4 Kf8 42. Kf4 Ke7 43. g5 Kd7 44. Ke5 Bg8 45. c8=Q+ Kxc8 46. Kd6 Kd8 47. Kc6 Ke7 48. Kxb5 Ke6 49. Kxa4 Kf5 50. g6 Kg5 51. Kb5 Kxh5 52. a4 Kxg6 53. a5 Kf6 54. a6 Bd5 55. c4 Ba8 56. Kb6 Ke5 57. Kc7 g5 58. Kb8 Be4 59. Kc7 g4 60. a7 g3 61. c5 Ba8 62. Kb8 Bc6  0 – 1 (view game)

Radjabov,T (2793) – Grischuk,A (2764) [E35]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (12), 2013-03-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bxf6 Qxf6 8. a3 Bxc3+ 9. Qxc3 O-O 10. e3 Bf5 11. Nf3 Nd7 12. Be2 Rfc8 13. O-O c5 14. b3 Qb6 15. dxc5 Nxc5 16. b4 Na4 17. Qe5 Nc3 18. Rfe1 Bg4 19. Bd3 Bxf3 20. gxf3 Qe6 21. Qd4 Rc6 22. b5 Rc7 23. Kh1 Re8 24. Rg1 Qe5 25. Qxe5 Rxe5 26. Rg4 Kf8 27. a4 Rc5 28. Rd4 g6 29. h3 Re6 30. Kg2 Kg7 31. Rb4 b6 32. Rd4 f5 33. Kf1 Kf6 34. Ke1 Re7 35. Kd2 Rc8 36. Ra3 Rec7 37. Ra1 g5 38. Rb4 Rd8 39. Rd4 Rdc8 40. Ra3 h5 41. h4 g4 42. Rf4 gxf3 43. Bxf5 Ke5 44. Rxc3 Rxc3 45. Bxc8 Rxc8 46. Kd3 Rc1 47. Rxf3 Rc4 48. Rf7 Rxa4 49. f4+ Ke6 50. Rh7 Ra3+ 51. Kd4 Ra4+ 52. Kd3 Ra3+ 53. Ke2 Ra2+ 54. Kf3 Ra3 55. Rh6+ Ke7 56. Rxh5 d4 57. Re5+ Kf6 58. Re4 dxe3 59. Rxe3 Ra5 60. Re5 a6 61. bxa6 Rxa6 62. Rb5 Ra1 63. Rxb6+ Kf5 64. Rb5+ Kf6 65. Kg4 Rg1+ 66. Kh5 Rh1 67. Ra5 Rh2 68. Ra8 Rh1 69. Rg8 Kf7 70. Rg4 Kf6 71. Rg8 Kf7 72. Rc8 Kf6 73. Rc5 Rh2 74. Rg5 Rh1 75. Kg4 Rg1+ 76. Kf3 Rf1+ 77. Kg3 Rg1+ 78. Kf2 Rh1 79. h5 Rh4 80. Kg3 Rh1 81. Ra5 Rg1+ 82. Kf2 Rh1 83. Kg2 Rh4 84. Kf3 Rh1 85. h6 Rxh6 86. Ra6+ Kf5 87. Rxh6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen,M (2872) – Ivanchuk,V (2757) [B48]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (12), 2013-03-29
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 e6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Qc7 6. Be3 a6 7. Qd2 Nf6 8. O-O-O Bb4 9. f3 Ne7 10. Nb3 d5 11. e5 Nd7 12. f4 b6 13. Bd4 Nc5 14. a3 Ne4 15. Qe1 Nxc3 16. Bxc3 Bxc3 17. Qxc3 Qxc3 18. bxc3 a5 19. Nd4 Ba6 20. Bd3 Kd7 21. Kd2 Nc6 22. Rb1 Bxd3 23. Kxd3 Rab8 24. Nb5 g5 25. g3 Rhg8 26. c4 gxf4 27. gxf4 Ne7 28. Rhg1 dxc4+ 29. Kxc4 Nd5 30. Nd6 Kc6 31. Nxf7 Nxf4 32. Kb3 Kc5 33. Ng5 h6 34. Ne4+ Kd4 35. Nf6 Rxg1 36. Rxg1 Rc8 37. Re1 Rc3+ 38. Kb2 Rf3 39. Re4+ Kc5 40. Nd7+ Kd5 41. Nf6+ Kc5 42. Nd7+ Kc6 43. Nf6 Ng6 44. Rc4+ Kb5 45. Re4 Rf5 46. Ne8 Kc5 47. Nc7 Nxe5 48. Rh4 Kd6 49. Nb5+ Kd7 50. a4 h5 51. Nd4 Rg5 52. Re4 Nc4+ 53. Kc3 Re5 54. Rh4 Nd6 55. Kd3 Rd5 56. c4 Rg5 57. Nf3 Rc5 58. Nd2 Rf5 59. Nb3 Nb7 60. Rh3 Kd6 61. Kc3 Nc5 62. Nxc5 Kxc5 63. Re3 e5 64. h4 Kd6 65. Rd3+ Ke6 66. Rg3 Kf6 67. Rd3 Rf4 68. Rd6+ Kf5 69. Rxb6 Rxh4 70. c5 Rxa4 71. Rh6 Ke4 72. Rd6 Rd4 73. Ra6 Kd5 74. Rxa5 Rc4+ 75. Kd3 Rxc5 76. Ra4 Rc7 77. Rh4 Rh7 78. Ke3 Ke6 79. Ke4 Rh8 80. Ke3 Kf5 81. Ke2 Kg5 82. Re4 Re8 83. Ke3 h4 84. Ke2 h3 85. Kf2 h2 86. Kg2 h1=Q+ 87. Kxh1 Kf5 88. Re1 Rg8 89. Kh2 Kf4 90. Rf1+ Ke3  0 – 1 (view game)

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World Chess Championship Candidates London 2013 Round 11

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 28, 2013 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2872 7.5
2 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2810 7
3 Aronian, Levon ARM 2809 6.5
4 Svidler, Peter RUS 2747 5.5
5 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2764 5
6 Gelfand, Boris ISR 2740 5
7 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2757 4
8 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2793 3.5

Svidler, Peter (2747) – Aronian, Levon (2809) [E26]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (11.1), 2013-03-28
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. a3 Bxc3+ 5. bxc3 c5 6. e3 Qa5 7. Bd2 Ne4 8. Bd3 Nxd2 9. Qxd2 d6 10. f4 Nd7 11. Nf3 f5 12. e4 fxe4 13. Bxe4 Nf6 14. Bc2 Bd7 15. O-O cxd4 16. Qxd4 O-O 17. Qxd6 Qxc3 18. Bd3 Rad8 19. Rac1 Qa5 20. Ne5 Bc8 21. Qb4 Qc7 22. c5 g5 23. c6 b5 24. Qe1 Rd5 25. Qg3 h6 26. fxg5 Qxe5 27. Qxe5 Rxe5 28. gxf6 Kf7 29. Rf4 Rd8 30. Be4 Rd2 31. h4 a5 32. Rc3 Re2 33. Bg6+ Kf8 34. Rd4 Rd5 35. Rxd5 exd5 36. Rc5 Re1+ 37. Kh2 Rf1 38. f7 b4 39. axb4 axb4 40. Rxd5 Kg7 41. Rd8  1 – 0 (view game)

Ivanchuk, Vassily (2757) – Gelfand, Boris (2740) [D93]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (11.2), 2013-03-28
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Ne4 8. Rc1 Nd7 9. cxd5 Qa5 10. Nd4 Nxc3 11. bxc3 Qxa2 12. c6 Nc5 13. Be2 Qxd5 14. Bf3 Qc4 15. Be2 Qd5 16. Bf3 Qc4 17. Be2 Qd5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2764) – Carlsen, Magnus (2872) [D90]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (11.3), 2013-03-28
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. h4 c6 6. Bg5 O-O 7. Bxf6 Bxf6 8. h5 Bf5 9. e3 e6 10. hxg6 Bxg6 11. Bd3 Nd7 12. Qe2 e5 13. Bxg6 hxg6 14. dxe5 Nxe5 15. cxd5 cxd5 16. Rd1 Qa5 17. Kf1 Rad8 18. Nd4 Qc5 19. Nb3 Qc6 20. Na5 Qc7 21. Nb3 Qc6 22. Na5 Qc7 23. Nb3 Qc6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2810) – Radjabov, Teimour (2793) [E60]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (11.4), 2013-03-28
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 c5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bg2 cxd4 6. Nxd4 O-O 7. Nc3 Qc7 8. b3 d5 9. Ndb5 Qa5 10. Bd2 dxc4 11. bxc4 Qd8 12. O-O a6 13. Na3 Bf5 14. Nc2 Nc6 15. Ne3 Qd7 16. Nxf5 Qxf5 17. Rb1 Rad8 18. Qc1 Qe6 19. Re1 Qxc4 20. Rxb7 Ne5 21. Bf4 Qe6 22. h3 Nc4 23. e4 Ne5 24. Bxe5 Qxe5 25. Nd5 Rfe8 26. Nb4 Rd7 27. Nc6 Qe6 28. Rb6 Qxa2 29. e5 Nd5 30. Rb2 Qa4 31. Bxd5 Rxd5 32. Rb4 Qa2 33. Nxe7+ Kh8 34. Nxd5 Qxd5 35. Qc4 Qxc4 36. Rxc4 Bxe5 37. Kf1  1 – 0 (view game)

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World Chess Championship Candidates London 2013 Round 10

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 27, 2013 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2872 7
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2809 6.5
3 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2810 6
4 Gelfand, Boris ISR 2740 4.5
5 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2764 4.5
6 Svidler, Peter RUS 2747 4.5
7 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2793 3.5
8 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2757 3.5

Grischuk, Alexander (2764) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2810) [C67]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (10.1), 2013-03-27
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. Nc3 Bd7 10. h3 h6 11. Rd1 Kc8 12. a4 a5 13. b3 b6 14. Bb2 Ne7 15. Rd2 c5 16. Ne2 Ng6 17. Rad1 Be6 18. c4 Be7 19. Nc3 Kb7 20. Nd5 Rad8 21. Nxe7 Rxd2 22. Nxd2 Nxe7 23. Nf1 Kc8 24. f3 g5 25. Ng3 Rd8 26. Rxd8+ Kxd8 27. Kf2 Bf5 28. Nxf5 Nxf5 29. g4 Nd4 30. Bxd4 cxd4 31. Ke2 Kd7 32. Kd3 c5 33. Ke4 Ke6 34. f4 gxf4 35. Kxf4 d3 36. Ke3 Kxe5 37. Kxd3 Kf4 38. Ke2 Kg3 39. Ke3 Kxh3 40. Kf4 Kh4 41. Kf5 Kg3  0 – 1 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2872) – Gelfand, Boris (2740) [B30]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (10.2), 2013-03-27
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6 4. O-O Nge7 5. Re1 a6 6. Bf1 d5 7. exd5 Nxd5 8. d4 Nf6 9. Be3 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Bd7 11. c4 Nxd4 12. Bxd4 Bc6 13. Nc3 Be7 14. a3 a5 15. Qd3 O-O 16. Rad1 Qc7 17. Be5 Qb6 18. Qg3 Rfd8 19. Rxd8+ Qxd8 20. Rd1 Qb6 21. Bd4 Qb3 22. Rd3 Qc2 23. b4 axb4 24. axb4 Nh5 25. Qe5 Bf6 26. Qxh5 Bxd4 27. Rxd4 Qxc3 28. Qa5 Rf8 29. Qb6 e5 30. Rd1 g6 31. b5 Be4 32. Qf6 h5 33. h4 Bf5 34. Rd5 Qc1 35. Qxe5 Be6 36. Rd4 Ra8 37. Qe2 Kh7 38. Rd1 Qc3 39. Qe4 Ra1 40. Rxa1 Qxa1 41. c5 Qc3 42. Qxb7 Qe1 43. b6 Bc4 44. Qf3 Qxf1+ 45. Kh2 Qb1 46. b7 Qb5 47. c6 Bd5 48. Qg3  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2809) – Ivanchuk, Vassily (2757) [A52]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (10.3), 2013-03-27
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 Ng4 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Bf4 Bb4+ 6. Nc3 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 Qe7 8. Qd5 f6 9. exf6 Nxf6 10. Qd3 d6 11. g3 O-O 12. Bg2 Bg4 13. O-O Rae8 14. Rae1 Kh8 15. Nd4 Ne5 16. Bxe5 dxe5 17. Nf5 Bxf5 18. Qxf5 Nd7 19. Qe4 c6 20. Rd1 Nb6 21. Rd3 Qc5 22. Qh4 g6 23. Be4 Kg7 24. Kg2 Qxc4 25. Rfd1 Qxa2 26. g4 Rf4 27. Bf5 Nd5 28. Rh3 Rh8 29. e3 gxf5 30. exf4  1 – 0 (view game)

Radjabov, Teimour (2793) – Svidler, Peter (2747) [D85]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (10.4), 2013-03-27
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Nf3 c5 8. Rb1 O-O 9. Be2 cxd4 10. cxd4 Qa5+ 11. Bd2 Qxa2 12. O-O Bg4 13. Bg5 h6 14. Be3 Nc6 15. d5 Na5 16. Re1 b6 17. Nd4 Bd7 18. Ra1 Qb2 19. Rb1 Qa2 20. Ra1 Qb2 21. Rb1 Qa2  ½ – ½ (view game)

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World Chess Championship Candidates London 2013 Round 9: Carlsen leads

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 26, 2013 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2872 6
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2809 5.5
3 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2810 6
4 Gelfand, Boris ISR 2740 4.5
5 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2764 4.5
6 Svidler, Peter RUS 2747 4
7 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2757 3.5
8 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2793 3

Kramnik, Vladimir (2810) – Carlsen, Magnus (2872) [E06]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (9.1), 2013-03-25
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Ne5 Nc6 8. Bxc6 bxc6 9. Nxc6 Qe8 10. Nxe7+ Qxe7 11. Qc2 e5 12. Rd1 Rb8 13. Nc3 h6 14. dxe5 Qxe5 15. Bf4 Qe7 16. Rd4 Be6 17. Rad1 Rb6 18. Qd2 Kh7 19. f3 Rfb8 20. Qe3 Rxb2 21. Rxc4 R2b7 22. Ra4 Re8 23. Rxa7 Rxa7 24. Qxa7 Qb4 25. Be5 Nd5 26. Nxd5 Bxd5 27. Qxc7 Qc4 28. a3 f6 29. Qxc4 Bxc4 30. Bc3 Rxe2 31. Rd4 Bb5 32. Bb4 Re3 33. Kf2 Re2+ 34. Kg1 Re3 35. f4 Re2 36. Rd6 Rc2 37. g4 Bc6 38. Bd2 Bf3 39. h3 Ra2 40. Bb4 Rg2+ 41. Kf1 Rh2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Svidler, Peter (2747) – Grischuk, Alexander (2764) [E81]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (9.2), 2013-03-25
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Be3 c5 7. Nge2 Nc6 8. d5 Ne5 9. Ng3 h5 10. Be2 h4 11. Nf1 e6 12. f4 Nxc4 13. Bxc4 b5 14. Bxb5 exd5 15. e5 dxe5 16. fxe5 Bg4 17. exf6 Bxd1 18. fxg7 Kxg7 19. Bxc5 h3 20. Rxd1 hxg2 21. Rg1 gxf1=Q+ 22. Kxf1 Qh4 23. Rg2 Rfd8 24. Rd4 Qh5 25. Rf4 d4 26. Bxd4+ Rxd4 27. Rxd4 Rb8 28. a4 a6 29. Bxa6 Qf3+ 30. Rf2 Qh1+ 31. Ke2 Rxb2+ 32. Rd2 Qc1 33. Kd3 Rb6 34. Bc4 Rd6+ 35. Bd5 Rd7 36. Rf4 f5 37. Rd4 Kh6 38. h4 Rc7 39. Bc4 Qf1+ 40. Re2 f4 41. Kc2 f3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ivanchuk, Vassily (2757) – Radjabov, Teimour (2793) [D37]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (9.3), 2013-03-25
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 Ne4 7. Bxe7 Qxe7 8. cxd5 Nxc3 9. bxc3 exd5 10. Qb3 c6 11. e3 O-O 12. Be2 Nd7 13. O-O Nf6 14. Rfc1 Bg4 15. c4 dxc4 16. Qxc4 Rfe8 17. h3 Be6 18. Qc5 Qc7 19. Rc2 Bd5 20. Rac1 Qd8 21. Qa3 Ne4 22. Ne5 Nd6 23. Bf3 Bxf3 24. Nxf3 Qd7 25. Qb4 Rad8 26. a4 Qe6 27. Ne5 f6 28. Nd3 Qf7 29. Qa5 a6 30. Nc5 Rc8 31. Qb4 Rcd8 32. Qb6 Rc8 33. Rb1 Re7 34. Nd3 Rce8 35. Qb3 Qxb3 36. Rxb3 Kf7 37. g4 g5 38. Nc5 Rc8 39. Kg2 Rcc7 40. Nd3 Kg6 41. Nc5 h5 42. Rb1 Ne4 43. Nxe4 Rxe4 44. Kf3 Ree7 45. e4 Rcd7 46. Ke3 Rd5 47. f3 Rd6 48. Rb6 Red7 49. Rd2 hxg4 50. hxg4 Kf7 51. a5 Ke7 52. Rb1 Kf7 53. Rh1 Kg7 54. Rh5 Rd8 55. Rd1 R8d7 56. e5 Rd5 57. Rdh1 Kf7 58. Rh7+ Ke6 59. Rxd7 Kxd7 60. Rh7+ Ke6 61. Rh6 c5 62. Rxf6+ Ke7 63. Rb6 Rxd4 64. Rxb7+ Ke6 65. Rg7 Ra4 66. Rxg5 Rxa5 67. f4 Ra3+ 68. Kd2 Ra2+ 69. Kc3 Rf2 70. Rg6+ Kd5 71. Rd6+ Ke4 72. Rf6 a5 73. e6 Kd5 74. f5 Re2 75. Rf8 Kd6 76. f6  1 – 0 (view game)

Gelfand, Boris (2740) – Aronian, Levon (2809) [D37]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (9.4), 2013-03-25
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. Be2 c6 8. O-O Nh5 9. Be5 f6 10. Bg3 f5 11. Be5 Nhf6 12. h3 Nxe5 13. Nxe5 Nd7 14. f4 Nxe5 15. fxe5 Bg5 16. Qd2 Bd7 17. Rac1 Rc8 18. a3 Kh8 19. b4 Be8 20. Bd3 Rc7 21. Ne2 Bh5 22. Nf4 Bxf4 23. exf4 Rd7 24. Qe3 dxc4 25. Bxc4 Rxd4 26. Bxe6 Bf7 27. Bxf5 Bc4 28. e6 Qd6 29. Rfe1 Re8 30. e7 Bf7 31. Rc5 g6 32. Bg4 h5 33. f5 Kg7 34. fxg6 Bxg6 35. Bxh5 Rd3 36. Qe5+ Qxe5 37. Rcxe5 Bxh5 38. Rxh5 Rxa3 39. Rf5 Rd3 40. Re4 Rd7 41. Rg4+ Kh6 42. Rf6+ Kh7 43. Rf7+ Kh6 44. Rgg7 Rd1+ 45. Kh2 Rf1 46. Rh7+ Kg6 47. Rhg7+ Kh6 48. Rh7+ Kg6 49. Rfg7+ Kf6 50. h4 Ke6 51. Rg4 Kf5 52. Kg3 Re1 53. Rf4+ Ke6 54. h5 Rxe7 55. Rxe7+ Kxe7 56. Kh4 b6 57. h6 Rh1+ 58. Kg5 Ke6 59. Kg6 Ke5 60. Rf5+  1 – 0 (view game)

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World Chess Championship Candidates London 2013 Round 9

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 24, 2013 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2872 5.5
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2809 5.5
3 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2810 4.5
4 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2764 4
5 Svidler, Peter RUS 2747 3.5
6 Gelfand, Boris ISR 2740 3.5
7 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2793 3
8 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2757 2.5

Radjabov, Teimour (2793) – Gelfand, Boris (2740) [A33]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (8.1), 2013-03-24
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. g3 Qb6 7. Nb3 Ne5 8. e4 Bb4 9. Qe2 d6 10. f4 Nc6 11. Be3 Bxc3+ 12. bxc3 Qc7 13. Bg2 e5 14. c5 b6 15. cxd6 Qxd6 16. O-O O-O 17. f5 Rd8 18. Rfd1 Qa3 19. Rxd8+ Nxd8 20. Bg5 Ba6 21. Qd2 Qe7 22. Rd1 Nb7 23. Bf3 Rd8 24. Qc1 Rxd1+ 25. Bxd1 Nd6 26. Bxf6 gxf6 27. Qe3 Qc7 28. a4 Qd7 29. a5 Nxe4 30. Bc2 Qb5 31. Qf3 Ng5 32. Qg2 bxa5  0 – 1 (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2764) – Ivanchuk, Vassily (2757) [B35]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (8.2), 2013-03-24
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. Bc4 Qa5 8. O-O O-O 9. Bb3 d6 10. Nd5 Re8 11. Nxf6+ Bxf6 12. c3 Ne5 13. h3 Qa6 14. Nc2 Nd3 15. Qf3 Be6 16. Bd4 Bxd4 17. Nxd4 Bc4 18. Rfb1 Ne5 19. Qe3 Bxb3 20. axb3 Qb6 21. Ra3 a6 22. Rd1 Rac8 23. Nc2 Qxe3 24. Nxe3 Nd7 25. f3 Kf8 26. Kf2 Rc6 27. g4 e6 28. h4 Ke7 29. Ra5 Rec8 30. Kg3 h6 31. Rd2 Nc5 32. Ra3 a5 33. Nc2 Ra6 34. Rd1 Rca8 35. Nd4 Kd7 36. Nb5 e5 37. b4 axb4 38. cxb4 Ne6 39. Nxd6  1 – 0 (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2810) – Svidler, Peter (2747) [D85]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (8.3), 2013-03-24
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 Nc6 10. Rc1 cxd4 11. cxd4 Qxd2+ 12. Kxd2 O-O 13. d5 Rd8 14. Kc2 Ne5 15. Nxe5 Bxe5 16. Bc4 Bd7 17. f4 Bd6 18. Kb3 f6 19. a4 Rdc8 20. h4 Rab8 21. Bb5 Bxb5 22. axb5 a6 23. b6 Kf7 24. h5 Rxc1 25. hxg6+ Kxg6 26. Bxc1 Rg8 27. g4 h6 28. Rh5 Kf7 29. e5 Bc5 30. e6+ Kf8 31. Rh4 Kg7 32. f5 Rd8 33. Bxh6+ Kg8 34. Kc4 Bxb6 35. g5 Bf2 36. Rg4 Kh7 37. gxf6 exf6 38. e7 Rc8+ 39. Kb3 Bc5 40. Rc4  1 – 0 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2872) – Aronian, Levon (2809) [E06]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (8.4), 2013-03-24
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. d4 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. Qxc4 b5 9. Qc2 Bb7 10. Bd2 Bd6 11. a3 Nbd7 12. b4 Ra7 13. Nc3 Qa8 14. Nh4 Bxg2 15. Nxg2 c6 16. Rac1 a5 17. Ne4 Nxe4 18. Qxe4 Rc8 19. Nf4 axb4 20. Bxb4 c5 21. Qxa8 Raxa8 22. dxc5 Bxc5 23. Nd3 Bf8 24. Rxc8 Rxc8 25. Rb1 Ra8 26. Bxf8 Kxf8 27. Rxb5 Rxa3 28. g4 h6 29. h4 Ra2 30. Kf1 Ra1+ 31. Kg2 Ra2 32. Kf3 Ra3 33. Kg3 Ra2 34. e3 Rd2 35. Nf4 g6 36. g5 hxg5 37. hxg5 Ke7 38. e4 Rc2 39. f3 Rc5 40. Rxc5 Nxc5 41. Ng2  ½ – ½ (view game)

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World Chess Championship Candidates London 2013 Round 7

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 23, 2013 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2872 5
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2809 5
3 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2810 3.5
4 Svidler, Peter RUS 2747 3.5
5 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2764 3
6 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2793 3
7 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2757 2.5
8 Gelfand, Boris ISR 2740 2.5

Gelfand,B (2740) – Kramnik,V (2810) [E54]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (7), 2013-03-23
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. Bg5 Nbd7 12. Rac1 Qb8 13. Rfd1 Rc8 14. Bd3 Bd6 15. g3 a6 16. Bxf6 Nxf6 17. Ne4 Rxc1 18. Rxc1 Ne8 19. Ned2 Qd8 20. Be4 Rc8 21. Qf1 Rxc1 22. Qxc1 Qc8 23. Qc3 Nf6 24. Bxb7 Qxb7 25. Ne5 Nd5 26. Qc6 Qxc6 27. Nxc6 Kf8 28. Nc4 Bc7 29. Ne3 Nxe3 30. fxe3 Bd6 31. Ne5 Bxe5 32. dxe5 Ke7 33. Kf2 Kd7 34. e4 Kc6 35. Ke3 Kc5 36. Kd3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ivanchuk,V (2757) – Svidler,P (2747) [C45]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (7), 2013-03-23
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. e5 Qe7 7. Qe2 Nd5 8. c4 Ba6 9. g3 g6 10. b3 Bg7 11. Bb2 O-O-O 12. Bg2 Rhe8 13. O-O Bxe5 14. Qxe5 Qxe5 15. Bxe5 Rxe5 16. cxd5 Bxf1 17. Kxf1 cxd5 18. Nc3 c6 19. Rc1 Kb7 20. Na4 a5 21. Bf3 Kc7 22. Nc5 Ree8 23. Rc2 Ra8 24. Rd2 Re7 25. Rd4 Rae8 26. Nd3 g5 27. Ra4 Kb6 28. Rd4 Kc7 29. Ra4 Kb6 30. Rd4 Kc7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen,M (2872) – Radjabov,T (2793) [B30]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (7), 2013-03-23
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6 4. Bxc6 bxc6 5. b3 d6 6. O-O Ne7 7. e5 Ng6 8. exd6 Bxd6 9. Nc3 e5 10. Re1 O-O 11. d3 f5 12. Ba3 Be6 13. Na4 Qe7 14. c4 Rad8 15. Qe2 Bc8 16. Qe3 f4 17. Qe4 Kh8 18. Rad1 Bg4 19. Rd2 Bxf3 20. Qxf3 Nh4 21. Qe4 f3 22. g3 Ng2 23. Nc3 Qe6 24. Re3 Nxe3 25. fxe3 f2+ 26. Rxf2 Rxf2 27. Kxf2 Rf8+ 28. Ke2 Qh3 29. Qh1 Be7 30. Ne4 Qg4+ 31. Kd2 Qh3 32. Ke2 h5 33. Bb2 Qg4+ 34. Kd2 Qh3 35. Ke2 Qg4+ 36. Kd2 Qh3 37. Ke2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian,L (2809) – Grischuk,A (2764) [E18]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (7), 2013-03-23
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Nc3 Ne4 8. Bd2 Bf6 9. Ne5 Nxc3 10. Bxc3 Bxg2 11. Kxg2 c5 12. Nf3 cxd4 13. Bxd4 Be7 14. Qd3 d6 15. Qc3 e5 16. Be3 Nd7 17. Rfd1 Rc8 18. Rac1 f5 19. b4 Kh8 20. c5 bxc5 21. bxc5 e4 22. Nd4 Nxc5 23. Nb5 Qb6 24. Qc4 a6 25. Nc3 Qd8 26. Na4 Nxa4 27. Qxa4 Rxc1 28. Rxc1 a5 29. Qb5 h6 30. Rd1 Bg5 31. Bb6 Qb8 32. a4 f4 33. h4 f3+ 34. exf3 exf3+ 35. Kh2 Bf6 36. Bxa5 Be5 37. Qxb8 Rxb8 38. h5 Ra8 39. Rd5 Kg8 40. Kh3 Kf7 41. Kg4 Ke6 42. Rb5 Bd4 43. Bb6  ½ – ½ (view game)

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World Chess Championship Candidates London 2013 Round 6

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 22, 2013 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2872 4.5
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2809 4.5
3 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2810 3
4 Svidler, Peter RUS 2747 3
5 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2764 2.5
6 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2793 2.5
7 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2757 2
8 Gelfand, Boris ISR 2740 2

Radjabov, Teimour (2793) – Aronian, Levon (2809) [C65]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (6.1), 2013-03-21
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O Re8 7. Nbd2 a6 8. Ba4 b5 9. Bb3 d6 10. Re1 Be6 11. Nf1 Bxb3 12. axb3 d5 13. Qc2 h6 14. Ng3 a5 15. h3 Qd7 16. Be3 Bf8 17. Rad1 Rad8 18. Nf5 Qe6 19. g4 dxe4 20. dxe4 Ne7 21. Rxd8 Rxd8 22. Ra1 Ra8 23. c4 b4 24. g5 hxg5 25. Nxg5 Qc8 26. Nxe7+ Bxe7 27. Kh2 Ra6 28. Rg1 Nd7 29. Qe2 Rg6 30. Qh5 Nf6 31. Qf3 Rh6 32. Ne6 Rh7 33. Ng5 Rh4 34. Rg2 Qd7 35. Rg1 g6 36. Bc1 Qe8 37. Be3 a4 38. bxa4 Qxa4 39. Bc1 b3 40. Qg3 Rh5 41. Qd3 Qc6 42. Be3 Rh4 43. Kg3 Rh8 44. Kh2 Kg7 45. c5 Qa4 46. Qc3 Re8 47. Qd3 Rd8 48. Qc3 Qb5 49. Kg2 Rd3 50. Qc1 Nh5 51. Nf3 Qb4 52. Qe1 Qa4 53. Nxe5 Qxe4+ 54. Nf3 Nf4+  0 – 1 (view game)

Svidler, Peter (2747) – Carlsen, Magnus (2872) [C84]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (6.2), 2013-03-21
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a4 b4 9. Nbd2 O-O 10. a5 Be6 11. Nc4 Rb8 12. c3 bxc3 13. bxc3 h6 14. Re1 Qc8 15. Bc2 Rd8 16. Qe2 Bf8 17. Ne3 d5 18. exd5 Nxd5 19. Nxd5 Rxd5 20. h3 Bf5 21. Rd1 Qe6 22. Bb1 Qd7 23. Be3 e4 24. Nd4 Nxd4 25. Bxd4 exd3 26. Bxd3 Bxd3 27. Rxd3 c5 28. Be5 Rxd3 29. Bxb8 c4 30. Be5 Bc5 31. Rb1 Qd5 32. Rb8+ Kh7 33. Qh5 Qe4 34. Rb2 Rd5 35. Re2 Qb1+ 36. Kh2 f6  0 – 1 (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2810) – Ivanchuk, Vassily (2757) [E10]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (6.3), 2013-03-21
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Bd6 6. Bg2 Nbd7 7. O-O O-O 8. Qc2 c6 9. Nc3 dxc4 10. Rfd1 Qc7 11. Ng5 Be7 12. a4 e5 13. a5 exd4 14. Bf4 Bd6 15. Rxd4 Bxf4 16. Rxf4 h6 17. Nf3 b5 18. axb6 Nxb6 19. Rxf6 gxf6 20. Nd4 Bd7 21. Qd2 Kg7 22. Bxc6 Bxc6 23. Nf5+ Kg6 24. Ra5 Rh8 25. Qd4 Rag8 26. Rc5 Qd7 27. Qf4 h5 28. Nh4+ Kg7 29. Nf5+ Kg6 30. Nh4+ Kg7 31. Nf5+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2764) – Gelfand, Boris (2740) [B30]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (6.4), 2013-03-21
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6 4. O-O Nge7 5. Re1 a6 6. Bf1 d5 7. d3 d4 8. e5 Nd5 9. c4 dxc3 10. bxc3 Rb8 11. Bb2 b5 12. Nbd2 Be7 13. Ne4 O-O 14. Rb1 Nb6 15. Ba1 Bb7 16. c4 b4 17. Qd2 a5 18. Qf4 Nd7 19. Qg3 Ba8 20. h4 a4 21. h5 h6 22. Qg4 Qc7 23. Nd6 Ncxe5 24. Nxe5 Nf6 25. Qd1 Bxd6 26. Qxa4 Nxh5 27. Qd1 Nf6 28. Ng4 Nxg4 29. Qxg4 e5 30. f4 Rbe8 31. Re3 f6 32. Rbe1 Qf7 33. f5 Bc6 34. Rh3 Kh7 35. Bb2 Ra8 36. Bc1 Rg8 37. Re2 Bf8 38. Rf2 Re8 39. Be2 e4 40. Qh4 exd3 41. Bh5 Re1+ 42. Rf1 Rxf1+ 43. Kxf1 Qe7 44. Rxd3 Qe5 45. Qg4 Be8 46. Bg6+ Bxg6 47. fxg6+ Kh8 48. Rd7 Bd6 49. Bxh6 Qa1+ 50. Kf2 Qxa2+ 51. Kf1 Qb1+ 52. Kf2 Qc2+ 53. Kg1 Qb1+ 54. Kf2 Qb2+ 55. Kf1  ½ – ½ (view game)

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World Chess Championship Candidates London 2013 Round 5

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 21, 2013 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Aronian, Levon ARM 2809 3.5
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2872 3.5
3 Svidler, Peter RUS 2747 3
4 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2810 2.5
5 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2793 2.5
6 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2764 2
7 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2757 1.5
8 Gelfand, Boris ISR 2740 1.5

Ivanchuk, Vassily (2757) – Carlsen, Magnus (2872) [D93]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (5.1), 2013-03-20
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Qa5 8. Rc1 Rd8 9. Qa4 Qxc5 10. b4 Qc6 11. Qa3 dxc4 12. b5 Qb6 13. Bxc4 Be6 14. Bxe6 Qxe6 15. O-O Nbd7 16. Ng5 Qf5 17. Qxe7 Nh5 18. Rfd1 Nxf4 19. exf4 Bf8 20. Qe4 Qxe4 21. Ncxe4 Nb6 22. g3 Rxd1+ 23. Rxd1 Be7 24. Nf3 Rc8 25. Ne5 Rc7 26. Kg2 f6 27. Nf3 Kf7 28. h4 Rc2 29. a4 Ra2 30. Nc3 Ra3 31. Rc1 Nxa4 32. Ne4 Rd3 33. Rc7 Ke6 34. Rxb7 Rd7 35. Rb8 Rd8 36. Rb7 Rd7 37. Rxd7 Kxd7 38. Nd4 f5 39. Ng5 Bxg5 40. fxg5 Nc3 41. h5 gxh5 42. Kh3 Kd6 43. Kh4 Kd5 44. Nxf5 Nxb5 45. Kxh5 Ke4 46. Ne3 Nd6 47. Kh6 Nf7+ 48. Kxh7 Nxg5+ 49. Kg6 Nh3 50. Nd1 Kf3 51. Kf5 Nxf2 52. Nxf2 Kxg3 53. Nd1 a5 54. Ke4 a4 55. Kd4 a3 56. Nc3 a2 57. Nxa2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Svidler, Peter (2747) – Gelfand, Boris (2740) [D85]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (5.2), 2013-03-20
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Bd2 Nb6 6. e3 Bg7 7. f4 O-O 8. Nf3 Bg4 9. h3 Bxf3 10. Qxf3 c6 11. h4 N8d7 12. h5 e6 13. hxg6 hxg6 14. e4 f5 15. g4 Nf6 16. gxf5 exf5 17. e5 Ng4 18. d5 cxd5 19. O-O-O d4 20. Nb5 Qd5 21. Qh3 Rfc8+ 22. Kb1 Rc6 23. e6 Qxe6 24. Bg2 Nf2 25. Qh7+ Kf7 26. Rde1 Qf6 27. Bxc6 bxc6 28. Nc7 Rh8 29. Qxh8 Bxh8 30. Ne8 Nxh1 31. Nxf6 Ng3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2810) – Aronian, Levon (2809) [A07]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (5.3), 2013-03-20
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Bg4 3. Bg2 e6 4. c4 c6 5. O-O Nf6 6. cxd5 Bxf3 7. Bxf3 cxd5 8. Nc3 Nc6 9. d4 Be7 10. e3 O-O 11. Bd2 Qb8 12. Rc1 Rc8 13. Bg2 b5 14. e4 b4 15. Bf4 Qb6 16. Na4 Qa5 17. e5 Nd7 18. Be3 Nb6 19. Nxb6 axb6 20. f4 Qxa2 21. f5 exf5 22. b3 Qa5 23. Qf3 Nd8 24. Qxd5 Rxc1 25. Rxc1 Qxd5 26. Bxd5 Ra5 27. Bf3 Ra3 28. Rc8 Rxb3 29. Kf2 Rc3 30. Rb8 b3 31. Rxb6 g5 32. Rb8 Rc4 33. d5 Rb4 34. Rxb4 Bxb4 35. Bd1 b2 36. Bc2 Nb7 37. Bxg5 Nc5 38. Bxf5 Na4 39. d6 Nc3 40. d7 Ba5 41. Ke3 f6 42. Bxf6 Nd5+ 43. Kd4 Nxf6 44. exf6 Kf7 45. Bxh7 Kxf6 46. Kd5 Ke7 47. Kc6 Kd8 48. g4 Be1 49. h3 Bh4 50. Kd6 Be7+ 51. Ke6 Bh4 52. Bb1 Kc7 53. Be4 Kd8 54. Bc2 Kc7 55. Bb1 Kd8 56. Be4 Kc7 57. Bd3 Kd8 58. Kd6 Be7+ 59. Ke6 Bh4 60. Bf5 Kc7 61. Kf7 b1=Q 62. Bxb1 Kxd7 63. Ba2 Kd6 64. Kg6 Ke5 65. Kh5 Be7 66. g5 Kf4 67. h4 Kg3 68. Bc4 Bf8 69. Be2 Bg7 70. Bc4 Bf8 71. g6 Kf4 72. Ba2 Bg7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2764) – Radjabov, Teimour (2793) [D37]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (5.4), 2013-03-20
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. c5 Nh5 8. Be2 Nxf4 9. exf4 b6 10. b4 a5 11. a3 c6 12. O-O Qc7 13. g3 g6 14. Re1 Ba6 15. Qc2 Bxe2 16. Nxe2 Ra7 17. Rab1 axb4 18. axb4 Rfa8 19. Nc1 Ra3 20. Nd3 Bf6 21. Kg2 Qb7 22. Rec1 Kg7 23. Qd1 b5 24. Nde5 R8a4 25. Rc2 Bd8 26. Qe2 h6 27. Nd3 Nf6 28. Nfe5 Nd7 29. Rcb2 Nxe5 30. dxe5 Qd7 31. Rb3 Be7 32. Ne1 Qa7 33. Nc2 Rxb3 34. Rxb3 Bxc5 35. bxc5 Qxc5 36. Ne3 h5 37. Qc2 Qb6 38. Rb2 Re4 39. Rb1 c5 40. Nd1 Qc6 41. Nc3 Rc4 42. Qd3 b4 43. Ne2 Qa4 44. f5 Qc2 45. Qxc2 Rxc2 46. Nf4 gxf5 47. Nxh5+ Kh6 48. Nf6 Ra2 49. Nd7 Ra5 50. Nxc5 Rxc5 51. Rxb4 d4  ½ – ½ (view game)

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World Chess Championship Candidates London 2013 Round 4

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 20, 2013 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2872 3
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2809 3
3 Svidler, Peter RUS 2747 2.5
4 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2810 2
5 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2793 2
6 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2764 1.5
7 Gelfand, Boris ISR 2740 1
8 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2757 1

Radjabov,T (2793) – Kramnik,V (2810) [E54]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (4), 2013-03-19
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. Bg5 Bxc3 12. bxc3 Nbd7 13. Rac1 Qc7 14. Bd3 Ng4 15. Be4 Bxe4 16. Qxe4 Ngf6 17. Qe2 Rac8 18. c4 h6 19. Bh4 Qb7 20. Rfe1 Rfe8 21. a4 Qa6 22. Qa2 Rc6 23. Qb3 Rec8 24. Bxf6 Nxf6 25. Ne5 Rd6 26. Red1 Rcd8 27. Qb4 Qc8 28. Nf3 Ne4 29. h4 Nf6 30. a5 Ng4 31. axb6 axb6 32. Re1 Rc6 33. Qb5 Qc7 34. Re4 Rd5 35. Qb3 h5 36. Ree1 Rf5 37. Qd3 g6 38. Rc2 Qd6 39. Rd1 Rc8 40. Qe2 Rd8 41. Rcd2 Qc6 42. Rc2 Qc7 43. Rcd2 Rc8 44. Rc2 Ra5 45. Rdc1 Qd6 46. Qe4 Rf5 47. g3 Nf6 48. Qe3 Ng4 49. Qe4 Nf6 50. Qe3 Ng4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian,L (2809) – Svidler,P (2747) [D22]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (4), 2013-03-19
1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 a6 4. e3 b5 5. a4 Bb7 6. b3 e6 7. bxc4 bxc4 8. Bxc4 Nf6 9. Nbd2 Nbd7 10. Rb1 Rb8 11. O-O Be7 12. Qe2 O-O 13. Bb2 c5 14. Bxa6 Bxa6 15. Qxa6 Ra8 16. Qb5 Ra5 17. Qb3 Qa8 18. Ra1 Rb8 19. Qc2 cxd4 20. Nxd4 Rc8 21. Qb1 Rxa4 22. Rxa4 Qxa4 23. Rc1 Qa6 24. Rxc8+ Qxc8 25. h3 h6 26. Qc2 Qxc2 27. Nxc2 Nd5 28. Ba3 Bxa3 29. Nxa3 Nc5 30. Nc2 Kf8 31. Kf1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Gelfand,B (2740) – Ivanchuk,V (2757) [D07]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (4), 2013-03-19
1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nf3 Bg4 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bf4 Bxf3 6. gxf3 Bb4 7. e3 Nge7 8. Qc2 dxc4 9. Bxc4 Nd5 10. Bg3 h5 11. h3 Qd7 12. O-O-O O-O-O 13. Ne4 Kb8 14. Kb1 h4 15. Bh2 Bd6 16. f4 f5 17. Ng5 Na5 18. Be2 Rc8 19. Qd2 Bb4 20. Qd3 c5 21. dxc5 Rxc5 22. e4 Rhc8 23. Rc1 Nc4 24. Rxc4 Rxc4 25. exd5 exd5 26. Qb3 Qc6 27. Bxc4 dxc4 28. Qf3 Qb5 29. Qe2 Re8 30. Qc2 c3 31. bxc3 Bxc3+ 32. Qb3 Qd3+ 33. Qc2 Qb5+ 34. Qb3 Qd3+ 35. Qc2 Qb5+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen,M (2872) – Grischuk,A (2764) [C65]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (4), 2013-03-19
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. h3 a6 8. Bxc6 bxc6 9. Re1 Re8 10. Nbd2 d5 11. exd5 Qxd5 12. Nb3 Bf8 13. c4 Qd6 14. Be3 Nd7 15. d4 e4 16. Nfd2 a5 17. a4 f5 18. c5 Qg6 19. Nc4 Nf6 20. Bf4 Nd5 21. Qd2 Be6 22. Nbxa5 Reb8 23. Ne5 Qf6 24. Bh2 Rxa5 25. Qxa5 Rxb2 26. Rab1 Ra2 27. Qa6 e3 28. fxe3 Qg5 29. Re2 Nxe3 30. Nf3 Qg6 31. Rxa2 Bxa2 32. Rb2 Bc4 33. Qa5 Bd5 34. Qe1 f4 35. Bxf4 Nc2 36. Qf2 Bxf3 37. Rxc2  1 – 0 (view game)

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World Chess Championship Candidates London 2013 Round 3

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 17, 2013 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Aronian, Levon ARM 2809 2.5
2 Svidler, Peter RUS 2747 2
3 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2872 2
4 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2810 1.5
5 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2764 1.5
6 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2793 1.5
7 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2757 0.5
8 Gelfand, Boris ISR 2740 0.5

Svidler,P (2747) – Radjabov,T (2793) [E81]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (3), 2013-03-17
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Be3 c5 7. Nge2 Nc6 8. d5 Na5 9. Ng3 a6 10. Be2 Nd7 11. Rc1 b5 12. cxb5 axb5 13. Bxb5 Ne5 14. O-O Nac4 15. Bg5 Bd7 16. Bxd7 Qxd7 17. Qe2 Nxb2 18. Qxb2 Nd3 19. Qd2 Nxc1 20. Rxc1 Bxc3 21. Rxc3 Rfb8 22. Qc2 f6 23. Bc1 Qa4 24. a3 Kf7 25. Nf1 Qxc2 26. Rxc2 f5 27. Nd2 Ra4 28. Nc4 fxe4 29. fxe4 Rb3 30. Kf2 Ke8 31. e5 Ra6 32. exd6 exd6 33. Ke2 Kd7 34. Bf4 h5 35. h4 Ra4 36. Kd2 Rb1 37. Kc3 Ra6 38. Re2 Rd1 39. Re6 Rxd5 40. Rxg6 Rd4 41. Bxd6 Rxh4 42. Ne5+ Kc8 43. Rg8+ Kb7 44. Bxc5 Re6 45. Rg7+ Kc8 46. Nc4 Rg4 47. Nd6+ Kb8 48. Rb7+ Ka8 49. Rd7 Rg8 50. Nc4 Rxg2 51. Bd6 Rxd6 52. Nxd6 h4 53. Rh7 Rh2 54. Kb4 h3 55. Ka5  1 – 0 (view game)

Kramnik,V (2810) – Grischuk,A (2764) [D71]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (3), 2013-03-17
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Nf3 Nb6 7. Nc3 Nc6 8. e3 O-O 9. O-O Re8 10. h3 e5 11. d5 Na5 12. Qc2 c6 13. b4 Nac4 14. dxc6 bxc6 15. Rd1 Qe7 16. Nd2 Bf5 17. Nce4 Rad8 18. a3 h5 19. Nxc4 Rxd1+ 20. Qxd1 Nxc4 21. Ra2 Rd8 22. Qf1 Nd6 23. Nc5 Nb5 24. Bxc6 Nc3 25. Rd2 Rxd2 26. Bxd2 Qd6 27. Bxc3 Qxc6 28. Qg2 Qd6 29. e4 Qd1+ 30. Kh2 Bc8 31. f3 Qc1 32. Qd2 Qf1 33. Qg2 Qc1 34. Qd2 Qf1 35. Qg2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Gelfand,B (2740) – Carlsen,M (2872) [D52]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (3), 2013-03-17
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. Bg5 c6 6. e3 Qa5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Rc1 Nxc3 9. bxc3 Ba3 10. Rc2 b6 11. Bd3 Ba6 12. O-O Bxd3 13. Qxd3 O-O 14. e4 Rfe8 15. e5 h6 16. Bh4 c5 17. Nd2 cxd4 18. cxd4 Rac8 19. Nc4 Qb5 20. f4 Rc7 21. Qxa3 Rxc4 22. Rxc4 Qxc4 23. Bf2 Qc7 24. Rc1 Qb7 25. Qd6 Nf8 26. g3 Rc8 27. Rxc8 Qxc8 28. d5 exd5 29. Qxd5 g6 30. Kg2 Ne6 31. Qf3 Kg7 32. a3 h5 33. h4 Qc2 34. Qb7 Qa4 35. Qf3 b5 36. f5 gxf5 37. Qxf5 Qxa3 38. Qxh5 a5 39. Qg4+ Kf8 40. h5 Qc1 41. Qe4 b4 42. Be3 Qc7 43. Qa8+ Kg7 44. h6+ Kh7 45. Qe4+ Kg8 46. Qa8+ Qd8 47. Qxd8+ Nxd8 48. Kf3 a4 49. Ke4 Nc6 50. Bc1 Na5 51. Bd2 b3 52. Kd3 Nc4 53. Bc3 a3 54. g4 Kh7 55. g5 Kg6 56. Bd4 b2 57. Kc2 Nd2  0 – 1 (view game)

Ivanchuk,V (2757) – Aronian,L (2809) [A45]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (3), 2013-03-17
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 e6 3. Nd2 c5 4. e3 b6 5. Ngf3 Bb7 6. c3 Be7 7. Bd3 O-O 8. Bxf6 Bxf6 9. h4 Nc6 10. Ng5 g6 11. f4 Ne7 12. Qg4 h5 13. Qh3 cxd4 14. exd4 b5 15. a3 Qb6 16. Rg1 Nd5 17. Nge4 Bg7 18. Qf3 b4 19. axb4 Nxb4 20. Nc4 Qb5 21. Ne5 Nxd3+ 22. Nxd3 Qf5 23. Ndc5 Bc6 24. b4 Rfb8 25. Ra5 a6 26. Qe3 Qg4 27. g3 Rb5 28. Rxa6 Rxa6 29. Nxa6 e5 30. dxe5 Bxe4 31. c4 Rb6 32. Qxb6 Qf3 33. Qf2 Qa3 34. Nc5  0 – 1 (view game)

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World Chess Championship Candidates London 2013 Round 2

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 16, 2013 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Aronian, Levon ARM 2809 1.5
2 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2793 1.5
3 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2872 1
4 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2810 1
5 Svidler, Peter RUS 2747 1
6 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2764 1
7 Gelfand, Boris ISR 2740 0.5
8 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2757 0.5

Aronian, Levon (2809) – Carlsen, Magnus (2872) [E11]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (1.1), 2013-03-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Bxd2+ 5. Qxd2 d5 6. Nc3 O-O 7. e3 Qe7 8. Rc1 Rd8 9. Qc2 a6 10. a3 Nbd7 11. Be2 dxc4 12. Bxc4 c5 13. Be2 b5 14. dxc5 Qxc5 15. b4 Qe7 16. O-O Bb7 17. a4 Qxb4 18. axb5 axb5 19. Qb1 Qxb1 20. Rxb1 Bxf3 21. Bxf3 Rab8 22. Nxb5 Ne5 23. Nd4 Nxf3+ 24. Nxf3 Rxb1 25. Rxb1 h6 26. h3 g5 27. g4 Kg7 28. Kg2 Rd7 29. Rb2 Rc7 30. Nd4 Nd5 31. Rc2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Gelfand, Boris (2740) – Radjabov, Teimour (2793) [E11]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (1.2), 2013-03-15
1. d4 e6 2. c4 Bb4+ 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. Nf3 O-O 5. a3 Be7 6. e4 d6 7. Be2 Nbd7 8. b4 e5 9. Bb2 a5 10. O-O exd4 11. Nxd4 Re8 12. Qc2 Bf8 13. N4b3 axb4 14. axb4 Rxa1 15. Rxa1 c6 16. Bf1 d5 17. exd5 Bxb4 18. dxc6 bxc6 19. Nd4 Qc7 20. N2f3 Bf8 21. g3 Bb7 22. Bg2 Qb6 23. Re1 Rxe1+ 24. Nxe1 c5 25. Nb5 Bc6 26. Qe2 Qb7 27. Bxf6 Nxf6 28. Bxc6 Qxc6 29. Ng2 g6 30. Nc3 h5 31. Nf4 Qe8 32. Kf1 Qxe2+ 33. Kxe2 Nd7 34. Nd3 Nb6 35. Ne4 Nxc4 36. Nexc5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ivanchuk, Vassily (2757) – Grischuk, Alexander (2764) [E06]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (1.3), 2013-03-15
1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. Qxc4 b5 9. Qc2 Bb7 10. Bg5 Nbd7 11. Bxf6 Nxf6 12. Nbd2 Rc8 13. Nb3 Be4 14. Qc3 Nd5 15. Qd2 c5 16. Nxc5 Bxc5 17. dxc5 Rxc5 18. Rfc1 Rxc1+ 19. Rxc1 Qa8 20. Bf1 Bxf3 21. exf3 Rc8 22. h4 h5 23. Bd3 Rxc1+ 24. Qxc1 Qd8 25. a3 g6 26. Be4 Qf6 27. Qd2 Kg7 28. f4 Nb6 29. b3 Nd5 30. Kg2 Qa1 31. Bxd5 exd5 32. Qxd5 Qxa3 33. Qe5+ Kg8 34. Qe8+ Qf8 35. Qc6 Qb4 36. f5 Qxb3 37. fxg6 Qe6 38. gxf7+ Kxf7 39. Qb7+ Kg6 40. Kf3 Qf7+ 41. Qxf7+ Kxf7 42. Ke4 a5 43. f3 a4 44. Kd3 a3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Svidler, Peter (2747) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2810) [D35]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (1.4), 2013-03-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 c5 7. a3 cxd4 8. cxd4 e5 9. Nf3 exd4 10. Qxd4 Qxd4 11. Nxd4 Be7 12. Be3 O-O 13. Bc4 Nd7 14. Ke2 Nb6 15. Bb3 Bd7 16. Nf5 Bf6 17. Rab1 Rfd8 18. Rhc1 Bb5+ 19. Kf3 Bd3 20. Bc2 Ba6 21. Bb3 Bd3 22. Bc2 Ba6 23. Bb3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2809) – Gelfand, Boris (2740) [A04]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (2.1), 2013-03-16
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. e3 Nf6 5. d4 cxd4 6. exd4 d5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Qb3 Nxc3 9. Bc4 Nd5 10. Bxd5 e6 11. Bxc6+ bxc6 12. O-O Be7 13. Be3 Qd5 14. Rfc1 Qxb3 15. axb3 Bb7 16. Ne5 O-O 17. Ra4 Rfd8 18. Nc4 Bf6 19. Na5 Rd7 20. Rb4 Ba6 21. Nxc6 Rb7 22. h3 Kg7 23. Rxb7 Bxb7 24. Ne5 Bd8 25. b4 Rc8 26. Bh6+ Kg8 27. Rxc8 Bxc8 28. Nc6 Bf6 29. b5 Bd7 30. g4 g5 31. h4 gxh4 32. g5 Bxc6 33. bxc6 Bd8 34. Kg2 Bc7 35. Kh3  1 – 0 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2872) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2810) [A33]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (2.2), 2013-03-16
1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Bf4 d5 7. e3 Bb4 8. Be2 dxc4 9. Nxc6 Qxd1+ 10. Rxd1 bxc6 11. Bxc4 Nd5 12. O-O Nxf4 13. exf4 Bxc3 14. bxc3 Ke7 15. Rb1 Bd7 16. Rb7 Rhb8 17. Rfb1 Rxb7 18. Rxb7 a5 19. Bd3 h6 20. h4 Kd8 21. Kf1 Kc8 22. Rb1 Rb8 23. Rxb8+ Kxb8 24. Ke2 Kc7 25. Ke3 Kd6 26. Kd4 c5+ 27. Ke3 Bc6 28. g3 f6 29. a3 e5 30. fxe5+ Kxe5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2764) – Svidler, Peter (2747) [C88]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (2.3), 2013-03-16
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. Qe2 Qe7 13. Nc4 Bg4 14. c3 bxc3 15. bxc3 h6 16. Bc2 Qe6 17. Ne3 Bxe3 18. Qxe3 Na5 19. Nd2 Qc6 20. h3 Be6 21. Qg3 Nd7 22. Rb1 Rfb8 23. Ba3 Nc4 24. Nxc4 Qxc4 25. Bb4 a5 26. Bd3 Qa2 27. Ra1 Qd2 28. Red1 Qf4 29. Qxf4 exf4 30. Be7 Re8 31. Ba3 Bb3 32. Bb5 Bxd1 33. Bxd7 Bc2 34. Bxe8 Rxe8 35. f3 Rd8 36. Be7 Rd7 37. Bh4 g5 38. Be1 Rd1 39. Rxd1 Bxd1 40. c4 Bxa4 41. Bxa5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Radjabov, Teimour (2793) – Ivanchuk, Vassily (2757) [A88]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (2.4), 2013-03-16
1. d4 d6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 f5 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. g3 Bg7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O c6 8. Rb1 Ne4 9. Qc2 Nxc3 10. bxc3 e5 11. dxe5 dxe5 12. Ba3 Rf7 13. Rfd1 Qe8 14. e4 f4 15. Rd3 fxg3 16. hxg3 Na6 17. Ng5 Rc7 18. Bd6 Bf6 19. Qd2 Rd7 20. Bh3 Rg7 21. Bxe5 Bxe5 22. Rd8 Bxh3 23. Rxe8+ Rxe8 24. Nxh3 Nc5 25. Qe3 Bd6 26. f3 Ne6 27. Kg2 g5 28. Nf2 h5 29. Qxa7 Bc5 30. Qa4 Rf8 31. Nd3 h4 32. Qa5 b6 33. Rxb6 Bxb6 34. Qxb6 hxg3  1 – 0 (view game)

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World Chess Championship Candidates London 2013

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 15, 2013 in Chess news

Round 1: Friday 15th March 2013

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2872 0
2 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2810 0
3 Aronian, Levon ARM 2809 0
4 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2793 0
5 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2764 0
6 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2757 0
7 Svidler, Peter RUS 2747 0
8 Gelfand, Boris ISR 2740 0

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Fabiano Caruana wins the Zurich Chess Challenge 2013

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 2, 2013 in Chess news

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2757 4
2 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2780 3
3 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2810 2.5
4 Gelfand, Boris ISR 2740 2.5

Gelfand, Boris (2740) – Anand, Viswanathan (2780) [E04]
Zuerich Chess Challenge Zuerich SUI (5.1), 2013-02-28
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 c5 6. O-O Nc6 7. Qa4 Bd7 8. Qxc4 b5 9. Qd3 c4 10. Qd1 Rc8 11. Nc3 b4 12. Na4 Be7 13. Bg5 h6 14. Bxf6 Bxf6 15. a3 O-O 16. e3 a5 17. Nc5 Be8 18. Rc1 Na7 19. axb4 axb4 20. Rxc4 Bb5 21. Rxb4 Bxf1 22. Qxf1 Nc6 23. Rb7 Rc7 24. Qa6 Rxb7 25. Qxb7 Qa8 26. Qxa8 Rxa8 27. Ne1 Ra1 28. Bxc6 Rxe1+ 29. Kg2 Rb1 30. Nd3 Rd1 31. Bb5 Be7 32. h4 g6 33. Bc4 Kg7 34. b3 h5 35. Kf3 Rd2 36. Nf4 Bd6 37. Ne2 Rc2 38. Bd3 Rb2 39. Bc4 Rc2 40. Bd3 Rb2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2810) – Caruana, Fabiano (2757) [A04]
Zuerich Chess Challenge Zuerich SUI (5.2), 2013-02-28
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nf6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Nc6 5. O-O d4 6. e3 e5 7. exd4 cxd4 8. d3 Be7 9. Bg5 O-O 10. Nbd2 h6 11. Bxf6 Bxf6 12. a3 a5 13. Ne1 Bf5 14. Rb1 Be7 15. Qe2 Re8 16. Bd5 Bf8 17. Ng2 Qd7 18. Qf3 Be6 19. Rfe1 Rad8 20. Bxe6 Rxe6 21. Ne4 Be7 22. Qh5 Rf8 23. g4 Kh7 24. g5 Rg6 25. f4 exf4 26. Nxf4 Rxg5+ 27. Nxg5+ Bxg5 28. Ng2 f5 29. Qf3 Bf6 30. Rf1 g6 31. Qd5 Qc7 32. Nf4 Re8 33. Kh1 Re5 34. Qg2 Ne7 35. b4 a4 36. b5 Bg5 37. Ne2 Qd7 38. Rb4 Re3 39. c5 Rxd3 40. c6 bxc6 41. b6 Qb7 42. Nxd4 Nd5 43. Rxa4 Qxb6 44. Ne6 Qe3 45. Re4 Qxe4 46. Qxe4 fxe4 47. Rf7+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2780) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2810) [C65]
Zuerich Chess Challenge Zuerich SUI (6.1), 2013-03-01
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. O-O Re8 8. Nc4 Nd7 9. Kh1 a5 10. a4 b6 11. Be3 Bb4 12. Nfd2 b5 13. axb5 cxb5 14. c3 bxc4 15. cxb4 cxd3 16. bxa5 Ba6 17. Qb3 Nf6 18. h3 Nh5 19. Rfc1 Nf4 20. Rc6 Ne2 21. Qd5 Qb8 22. Rxa6 Rxa6 23. Qxd3 Qxb2 24. Rb1 Rd6 25. Qxe2 Qa2 26. Qb5 c6 27. Qb2  1 – 0 (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2757) – Gelfand, Boris (2740) [E00]
Zuerich Chess Challenge Zuerich SUI (6.2), 2013-03-01
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Nf3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O c6 8. Qc2 Nbd7 9. Bf4 b6 10. Rd1 Bb7 11. Ne5 Nh5 12. Bd2 Nhf6 13. cxd5 cxd5 14. Nc6 Bxc6 15. Qxc6 Qb8 16. Qc2 b5 17. Qd3 b4 18. Be1 Qb6 19. Nd2 a5 20. Rac1 Rac8 21. e3 e5 22. Bh3 Rc7 23. Bxd7 Nxd7 24. dxe5 Nxe5 25. Qxd5 Rfc8 26. Nb3 Nc4 27. Rd4 Qa6 28. Rf4 Bf6 29. Qd3 Qe6 30. Re4 Qd6 31. Re8+ Rxe8 32. Qxd6 Nxd6 33. Rxc7 a4 34. Nc5 b3 35. axb3 axb3 36. Rc6 Bxb2 37. Nxb3 Ne4 38. Kg2 h5 39. f3 Ng5 40. Bf2 g6 41. Nc5 Ne6 42. Ne4 Bg7 43. Rb6 Ra8 44. h3 Ra2 45. f4 Ra5 46. Kf3 g5 47. Rb8+ Kh7 48. Nd6 f5 49. Rb6 g4+ 50. hxg4 fxg4+ 51. Kg2 Nc5 52. Nb7 Nxb7 53. Rxb7 Ra4 54. Rb6 Re4 55. Kf1 h4 56. gxh4 g3 57. Bg1 Bh6 58. Kg2  1 – 0 (view game)

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