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April 2013

Veselin Topalov wins the Grand Prix Zug 2013

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 30, 2013 in Chess news

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Topalov Veselin BUL 2771 8
2 Nakamura Hikaru USA 2767 6.5
3 Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2733 6
4 Caruana Fabiano ITA 2772 6
5 Kamsky Gata USA 2741 5.5
6 Morozevich Alexander RUS 2758 5.5
7 Giri Anish NLD 2727 5
8 Leko Peter HUN 2744 5
9 Karjakin Sergey RUS 2786 5
10 Radjabov Teimour AZE 2793 4.5
11 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2766 4.5
12 Kasimdzhanov Rustam UZB 2709 4.5

Nakamura, Hikaru (2767) – Caruana, Fabiano (2772) [D10]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (11.1), 2013-04-30
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. cxd5 cxd5 4. Bf4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. e3 a6 7. Bd3 Bg4 8. Nge2 e6 9. O-O Be7 10. Rc1 O-O 11. a3 Bh5 12. Na4 Nd7 13. Qb3 Ra7 14. Bg3 Bg6 15. Nf4 Na5 16. Qa2 Bxd3 17. Nxd3 Nc4 18. Nac5 b6 19. Nxd7 Qxd7 20. a4 Rc8 21. b3 Nd6 22. a5 Rxc1 23. Rxc1 Rc7 24. Rxc7 Qxc7 25. axb6 Qxb6 26. Qc2 h6 27. h3 Bf8 28. Bf4 Qb5 29. g4 Ne4 30. f3 Nf6 31. h4 h5 32. g5 Nd7 33. Bc7 g6 34. Kf2 Be7 35. Qc3 Nb8 36. Bxb8 Qxb8 37. Ne5 Qb7 38. Qc6 Qxc6 39. Nxc6 Bd6 40. e4 Kf8 41. Ne5 Ke8 42. Nd3 a5 43. exd5 exd5 44. f4 f6 45. gxf6 Kf7 46. f5 Kxf6 47. fxg6 Kxg6 48. Ke3 Kf5 49. Kf3 Bc7 50. Nc1 Bd8 51. Ne2 Bxh4 52. Nf4 Bf6 53. Nxd5 Bxd4 54. Ne7+ Kg5 55. Nc6 Bc3 56. Nxa5 Bxa5 57. b4 Bxb4 58. Ke4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kamsky, Gata (2741) – Giri, Anish (2727) [A04]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (11.2), 2013-04-30
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nf6 3. g3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Bg2 Nc6 6. Nc3 Nc7 7. Qa4 Bd7 8. Qe4 Ne6 9. Ne5 Nxe5 10. Qxe5 Qb8 11. Qxb8+ Rxb8 12. d3 g6 13. Be3 Bg7 14. Rb1 f5 15. Kd2 a5 16. Rhc1 Nd4 17. Bxd4 cxd4 18. Nd5 Bc6 19. Rc5 Bh6+ 20. Kd1 Kf7 21. Bf3 e5 22. Rxa5 Ra8 23. b4 Rxa5 24. bxa5 e4 25. dxe4 fxe4 26. Bxe4 Rd8 27. Kc2 Bf8 28. a4 Bxd5 29. Bxd5+ Rxd5 30. Rxb7+ Be7 31. a6 Ra5 32. a7 Rxa4 33. Kb3 Ra5 34. Kc4 Ke6 35. Kxd4 Bc5+ 36. Ke4 Bxf2 37. Rxh7 Bxa7 38. Kf3 Rf5+ 39. Kg4 Be3 40. h4 Rf2 41. h5 g5 42. Rh8 Kf7 43. Rh7+ Kf6 44. Rh6+ Kf7 45. Rh7+ Ke6 46. Rh8 Bd4 47. Ra8 Bf6 48. Ra6+ Kf7 49. e4 Re2 50. Kf5 Rf2+ 51. Kg4 Rh2 52. h6 Rxh6 53. e5 Bg7 54. Rxh6 Bxh6 55. Kh5 Bg7 56. Kxg5 Bxe5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Topalov, Veselin (2771) – Karjakin, Sergey (2786) [A64]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (11.3), 2013-04-30
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 c5 4. d5 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. Nc3 g6 7. Bg2 Bg7 8. Nf3 O-O 9. O-O Re8 10. Nd2 Nbd7 11. a4 a6 12. a5 b5 13. axb6 Nxb6 14. Nb3 Bf5 15. Na5 Ne4 16. Bd2 Nxd2 17. Qxd2 h5 18. e3 h4 19. Rfe1 Qg5 20. Na4 Reb8 21. Nc3 Qh5 22. f3 Qh8 23. g4 Bd7 24. h3 f5 25. g5 f4 26. exf4 Bd4+ 27. Kh1 Qg7 28. Bf1 Re8 29. Ne4 Kh8 30. Nxd6 Rxe1 31. Rxe1 Rf8 32. Re4 Nxd5 33. Nb3 Bc6 34. f5 gxf5 35. Rxh4+ Kg8 36. Nxd4 cxd4 37. Bc4 Qe5 38. Qxd4 Qxd6 39. Rh6 Qe7 40. Bxd5+ Bxd5 41. Rh8+  1 – 0 (view game)

Leko, Peter (2744) – Kasimdzhanov, Rustam (2709) [C84]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (11.4), 2013-04-30
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 Be6 10. Nd5 Na5 11. Nxf6+ Bxf6 12. Bxe6 fxe6 13. b4 Nc6 14. c3 Qd7 15. a4 Ne7 16. Be3 Ng6 17. g3 Be7 18. h4 h6 19. Kg2 Rae8 20. Nh2 Bd8 21. axb5 axb5 22. Ra6 Kh7 23. Qh5 Ne7 24. Rfa1 Ng8 25. Qe2 Rf7 26. Ra8 Ref8 27. R1a5 Ne7 28. R5a6 Ng8 29. Ra5 Qc6 30. Qc2 Nf6 31. R5a6 Qd7 32. Qe2 Ng8 33. R8a7 Ne7 34. Ra3 Ng6 35. Qg4 Bxh4 36. gxh4 Nf4+ 37. Bxf4 Rxf4 38. Qg3 R8f6 39. h5 Qf7 40. Ng4 Qxh5 41. Nxf6+ Rxf6 42. Rxc7 Rg6 43. Raa7 Rxg3+ 44. Kxg3 Qg5+ 45. Kf3 Qf4+ 46. Ke2 Qg4+ 47. Kd2 Qf4+ 48. Kd1 Qg4+ 49. Kd2 Qf4+ 50. Ke2 Qg4+ 51. Kd2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Radjabov, Teimour (2793) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2766) [D85]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (11.5), 2013-04-30
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 Na5 15. Bg5 Bd7 16. Bxe7 Rdc8+ 17. Kb1 Rxc1+ 18. Kxc1 Re8 19. Bb4 Nc4 20. Bxc4 Rxe4 21. Nd2 Bh6 22. Kb2 Bxd2 23. Bxd2 Rxc4 24. Be3 b6 25. Rc1 Rxc1 26. Bxc1 Kf8 27. Kc3 Ke7 28. Ba3+ Ke8 29. Bc1 Ke7 30. Ba3+ Ke8 31. Bc1 Ke7 32. Ba3+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ponomariov, Ruslan (2733) – Morozevich, Alexander (2758) [D37]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (11.6), 2013-04-30
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. e4 Bb4 6. Bg5 c5 7. Bxc4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Qa5 9. Bxf6 Bxc3+ 10. bxc3 Qxc3+ 11. Kf1 gxf6 12. Bb5+ Ke7 13. Rc1 Qa5 14. e5 fxe5 15. Qh5 Nd7 16. Qg5+ Kf8 17. Rxc8+ Rxc8 18. Bxd7 Qd8 19. Nxe6+ fxe6 20. Qh6+ Kf7 21. Qxe6+ Kf8 22. Qf5+ Ke7 23. Qe6+ Kf8 24. Qf5+ Ke7 25. Qe6+ Kf8  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Grand Prix Zug 2013 Round 10

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 30, 2013 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Topalov Veselin BUL 2771 7
2 Nakamura Hikaru USA 2767 6
3 Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2733 5.5
4 Caruana Fabiano ITA 2772 5.5
5 Kamsky Gata USA 2741 5
6 Karjakin Sergey RUS 2786 5
7 Morozevich Alexander RUS 2758 5
8 Giri Anish NLD 2727 4.5
9 Leko Peter HUN 2744 4.5
10 Radjabov Teimour AZE 2793 4
11 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2766 4
12 Kasimdzhanov Rustam UZB 2709 4

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2766) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2767) [D10]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (10.1), 2013-04-29
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 dxc4 4. e3 b5 5. a4 b4 6. Nce2 Nf6 7. Nf3 Ba6 8. Ng3 c5 9. Bd2 e6 10. Rc1 Qd5 11. Ne5 cxd4 12. Nxc4 Nbd7 13. Be2 Rc8 14. Bf3 Qc5 15. b3 Be7 16. Ne2 d3 17. Nf4 O-O 18. Nxd3 Qf5 19. e4 Nxe4 20. g4 Qd5 21. Qe2 f5 22. O-O Rxc4  0 – 1 (view game)

Morozevich, Alexander (2758) – Radjabov, Teimour (2793) [B32]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (10.2), 2013-04-29
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 5. Nb5 d6 6. N1c3 a6 7. Na3 Be7 8. Be3 Nf6 9. Nc4 b5 10. Nb6 Rb8 11. Nxc8 Qxc8 12. Be2 O-O 13. O-O b4 14. Nd5 Nxe4 15. a3 Bd8 16. Qd3 Nf6 17. Nxb4 Nxb4 18. axb4 Rxb4 19. Qxd6 Rxb2 20. Bxa6 Qxc2 21. Rac1 Qa4 22. Rc8 Nd7 23. Rfc1 Rb8 24. R8c6 Qg4 25. Bc8 Rxc8 26. Rxc8 Bf6 27. R8c7 Rd8 28. Rd1 Be7 29. Rxd7 Bxd6 30. Rxd8+ Bf8 31. h3 Qa4 32. Rc1 f5 33. Rcc8 Kf7 34. Rxf8+ Kg6 35. g3 h5 36. h4 Qg4 37. Bg5 f4 38. Bxf4 exf4 39. Rc6+ Kh7 40. Rxf4 Qd1+ 41. Kh2 Qd5 42. Rc7 Kg6 43. Rff7 Qxf7 44. Rxf7 Kxf7 45. g4  1 – 0 (view game)

Kasimdzhanov, Rustam (2709) – Ponomariov, Ruslan (2733) [C45]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (10.3), 2013-04-29
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. e5 Qe7 7. Qe2 Nd5 8. c4 Nb6 9. Nd2 d5 10. exd6 cxd6 11. b3 Bg4 12. f3 Be6 13. Bb2 d5 14. cxd5 Nxd5 15. O-O-O Qg5 16. h4 Qe3 17. Kb1 Be7 18. Rc1 O-O 19. g4 a5 20. Rxc6 Rfd8 21. Ne4 a4 22. Qxe3 Nxe3 23. Bc4 Nxc4 24. bxc4 Rac8 25. Rxc8 Rxc8 26. c5 Bxc5 27. Nxc5 Rxc5 28. Rd1 h6 29. Rd4 Rc4 30. Rxc4 Bxc4 31. g5 Kh7 32. a3 Kg6 33. Kc1 hxg5 34. hxg5 Kxg5 35. Bxg7 Kf4 36. Kb2 Kxf3 37. Be5 f5 38. Bd6 f4 39. Bxf4 Kxf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2772) – Topalov, Veselin (2771) [B90]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (10.4), 2013-04-29
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. f3 Be7 9. Qd2 O-O 10. O-O-O a5 11. a4 Na6 12. Bb5 Nc7 13. Bb6 Qc8 14. Bxc7 Qxc7 15. g4 Rfd8 16. g5 Nh5 17. Nd5 Bxd5 18. exd5 g6 19. Kb1 Rf8 20. Qe3 Qd8 21. h4 Nf4 22. Qg1 h6 23. Nd2 Kg7 24. gxh6+ Kxh6 25. Nc4 Qc7 26. Qe3 Kh7 27. h5 g5 28. h6 f5 29. Qd2 Rf6 30. Rdg1 Rg6 31. Ne3 Rf8 32. Nc4 Bd8 33. Rd1 Rff6 34. Qf2 Rxh6 35. Qa7 Rxh1 36. Rxh1+ Rh6 37. Qg1 Rh4 38. Ne3 Qf7 39. Ng2 Rxh1 40. Qxh1+ Qh5 41. Qxh5+ Nxh5 42. Ne3 Ng3 43. Kc1 Kg6 44. Kd1 g4 45. fxg4 f4 46. Nc4 Bc7 47. Bd7 Kg5 48. Ke1 f3 49. Ne3 Bb6  0 – 1 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2786) – Kamsky, Gata (2741) [D15]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (10.5), 2013-04-29
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 a6 5. e3 g6 6. Bd3 Bg7 7. O-O O-O 8. Qb3 dxc4 9. Bxc4 Ne8 10. Rd1 Nd6 11. Be2 Bg4 12. e4 Nd7 13. e5 Nb5 14. a4 Nxc3 15. bxc3 b5 16. a5 c5 17. h3 Be6 18. d5 Bf5 19. Bf4 c4 20. Qb4 Rc8 21. Bg3 Be4 22. Ng5 Bd3 23. Bxd3 cxd3 24. e6 Rc4 25. Qb1 Nc5 26. exf7+ Rxf7 27. Nxf7 Kxf7 28. d6 Bxc3 29. Ra3 exd6 30. Rxd3 Nxd3 31. Qxd3 Qf6 32. Qd5+ Kg7 33. Qb7+ Qf7 34. Qxa6 b4 35. Ra4 Rd4 36. Qb6 Qe8 37. Qb7+ Kh6 38. a6 Qe1+ 39. Kh2 Rd1 40. Bf4+ g5 41. Qf7 Qg1+ 42. Kg3 Rd3+ 43. Be3 Rxe3+ 44. fxe3 Be5+ 45. Kg4 Qxg2+ 46. Kf5 Qxh3+ 47. Ke4 Qg4+ 48. Kd5 Qd1+ 49. Ke6 Qxa4 50. Qf8+ Kh5 51. Qf3+ g4 52. Qb7 Qe8+ 53. Kd5 Qg8+ 54. Kc6 Qc4+ 55. Kd7 Qf7+ 56. Kc6 Qxb7+  0 – 1 (view game)

Giri, Anish (2727) – Leko, Peter (2744) [E06]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (10.6), 2013-04-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Qc2 c5 7. O-O cxd4 8. Nxd4 e5 9. Nf5 d4 10. Nxe7+ Qxe7 11. Bg5 h6 12. Bxf6 Qxf6 13. Nd2 Nc6 14. c5 Qe7 15. Rac1 a5 16. Ne4 Nb4 17. Qb1 Bf5 18. a3 Nc6 19. b4 axb4 20. axb4 Qe6 21. b5 Ne7 22. Rfe1 Rfd8 23. Qb4 Nd5 24. Qb3 Bxe4 25. Bxe4 Rac8 26. e3 Nc3 27. Qxe6 fxe6 28. exd4 exd4 29. c6 Nxe4 30. Rxe4 bxc6 31. bxc6 Rd6 32. Rd1 Rcxc6 33. Rexd4 Rxd4 34. Rxd4 Kf7 35. Rf4+ Ke7 36. Rg4 Kf7 37. Rf4+ Ke7 38. Rg4 Kf7  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Grand Prix Zug 2013 Round 9

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Topalov Veselin BUL 2771 6
2 Caruana Fabiano ITA 2772 5.5
3 Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2733 5
4 Karjakin Sergey RUS 2786 5
5 Nakamura Hikaru USA 2767 5
6 Giri Anish NLD 2727 4
7 Radjabov Teimour AZE 2793 4
8 Leko Peter HUN 2744 4
9 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2766 4
10 Kamsky Gata USA 2741 4
11 Morozevich Alexander RUS 2758 4
12 Kasimdzhanov Rustam UZB 2709 3.5

Leko, Peter (2744) – Karjakin, Sergey (2786) [E15]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (9.1), 2013-04-28
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 b6 3. d4 e6 4. g3 Ba6 5. b3 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Be7 7. Nc3 O-O 8. Bg2 c6 9. e4 d5 10. exd5 cxd5 11. Ne5 Bb7 12. O-O Nc6 13. Bf4 Na5 14. Rc1 Ba3 15. Rb1 Bb4 16. Ne2 Nc6 17. Bg5 Be7 18. Nf4 Ne4 19. cxd5 exd5 20. Nxc6 Bxc6 21. Bxe7 Qxe7 22. Re1 Qf6 23. Rc1 Bb7 24. Re2 Rae8 25. Rc7 Ba8 26. Rxa7 Bc6 27. Rc2 Qd6 28. Qc1 Qb8 29. Ra3 Bb7 30. b4 Qd6 31. Rb3 Qf6 32. Qb2 g5 33. Nd3 Nd6 34. a4 Nf5 35. Ne5 Nxd4 36. Qxd4 Qxe5 37. Qxe5 Rxe5 38. Re3 Ree8 39. Rc7 Ba8 40. Ra7 Rc8 41. h3 d4 42. Re5 d3 43. Rxg5+ Kh8 44. Bxa8 Rxa8 45. Rd7 Rfd8 46. Rgd5 Rxd7 47. Rxd7 Rxa4 48. b5 Rb4 49. Kg2 Rxb5 50. Rxd3 Kg7 51. Rd6 Rb4 52. g4 Rb1 53. Kg3 b5 54. Rb6 b4 55. Kf4 Rh1 56. Rxb4 Rxh3 57. Ke4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri, Anish (2727) – Kasimdzhanov, Rustam (2709) [A34]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (9.2), 2013-04-28
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 c5 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nb4 6. Bc4 Nd3+ 7. Ke2 Nf4+ 8. Kf1 Ne6 9. b4 cxb4 10. Ne2 Nc5 11. Ng3 Be6 12. Bxe6 Qd3+ 13. Kg1 Nxe6 14. Bb2 Nc6 15. Rc1 Rd8 16. h4 h5 17. Kh2 Nf4 18. Ne5 Qb5 19. Rxc6 bxc6 20. Qf3 f6 21. Qxf4 fxe5 22. Bxe5 Rd3 23. Nf5 Rg8 24. Nd4 Qc4 25. Rc1 Qxc1 26. Ne6 Qc4 27. Qf5 g6 28. Nc7+ Kd8 29. Ne6+ Kd7 30. Nxf8+ Ke8 31. Nxg6 Rd7 32. Bb8 Qf7 33. Qxf7+ Kxf7 34. Ne5+ Ke6 35. Nxd7 Kxd7 36. Bxa7 Ra8 37. Bc5 Rxa2 38. Bxb4 Ra4 39. Bc5 Rxe4 40. Kh3 Ke6 41. f3 Rc4 42. Be3 Kf5 43. Bg5 e5 44. Be3 Ra4 45. Bf2 Rc4 46. Be3 c5 47. g4+ Kg6 48. Kg3 Rc1 49. Kf2 c4 50. Bg5 Ra1 51. Ke3 Re1+ 52. Kf2 Ra1 53. Ke3 Ra4 54. gxh5+ Kxh5 55. Bf6 Ra3+ 56. Ke4 c3 57. dxc3 Rxc3 58. Bxe5 Rxf3 59. Kxf3 Kxh4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kamsky, Gata (2741) – Caruana, Fabiano (2772) [C84]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (9.3), 2013-04-28
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Be3 O-O 10. axb5 axb5 11. Nc3 Nb4 12. Qe2 c6 13. h3 Rxa1 14. Rxa1 h6 15. Qd2 c5 16. Qe2 Qb6 17. Nh2 Be6 18. Ng4 Nxg4 19. hxg4 Bxb3 20. cxb3 Qb7 21. g3 Qd7 22. Qf3 Bg5 23. Bxg5 hxg5 24. Qf5 Qe7 25. Kg2 g6 26. Qf3 Rb8 27. Ra5 Kg7 28. Rxb5 Ra8 29. Nd5 Nxd5 30. exd5 Qa7 31. b4 cxb4 32. Rxb4 Rh8 33. Qe3 Qa1 34. Kf3 Qd1+ 35. Qe2 Qh1+ 36. Ke3 Qxd5 37. Qc2 Rh1 38. Qb3 Qg2 39. Qc3 Rf1 40. Qd2 d5  0 – 1 (view game)

Topalov, Veselin (2771) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2766) [B19]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (9.4), 2013-04-28
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3 Nd7 8. h5 Bh7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 e6 11. Bd2 Ngf6 12. O-O-O Be7 13. Kb1 Qb6 14. Rhe1 O-O 15. Nf5 exf5 16. Rxe7 Qd8 17. Re2 Ne4 18. g3 Ndf6 19. Nh4 Qd7 20. Qf3 Qxd4 21. Nxf5 Qe5 22. Bc1 Rfe8 23. Rde1 Re6 24. g4 Rae8 25. Ka1 Qd5 26. Qa3 Nxg4 27. Nxg7 Kxg7 28. f3 Nef6 29. Rxe6 Rxe6 30. Rxe6 Qxe6 31. fxg4 Qxg4 32. Qxa7 Qxh5 33. Qxb7 Qh1 34. Kb1 h5 35. Qc7 h4 36. Qf4 Ne4 37. a4 h3 38. a5 Qe1 39. a6 Nd2+ 40. Ka2 Qxc1 41. Qg5+ Kh7 42. Qh5+ Kg7 43. Qg5+ Kh7 44. Qh5+ Kg7 45. Qg5+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2767) – Morozevich, Alexander (2758) [E91]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (9.5), 2013-04-28
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. d4 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5. e4 d6 6. Be2 c5 7. d5 e6 8. O-O Re8 9. Nd2 Na6 10. Re1 Nc7 11. Rb1 exd5 12. cxd5 a6 13. a4 b5 14. axb5 axb5 15. b4 Ng4 16. Bxg4 Bxg4 17. Qxg4 Bxc3 18. bxc5 dxc5 19. Qf3 b4 20. Rd1 Nb5 21. Nc4 Bd4 22. Bd2 Nc3 23. Bxc3 bxc3 24. Rbc1 Ra4 25. Ne3 Ra6 26. Nc2 Bg7 27. Ra1 Rxa1 28. Rxa1 Qb6 29. g3 Qb2 30. Qd1 Bh6 31. f4 Rxe4 32. Ra8+ Kg7 33. d6 Rd4 34. Nxd4  1 – 0 (view game)

Radjabov, Teimour (2793) – Ponomariov, Ruslan (2733) [D20]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (9.6), 2013-04-28
1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e4 Nf6 4. e5 Nd5 5. Bxc4 Nb6 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. Ne2 Bg4 8. Be3 Qd7 9. Nbc3 O-O-O 10. a4 Nxe5 11. Be4 f5 12. a5 Nbc4 13. Bxb7+ Kxb7 14. Qb3+ Ka8 15. dxe5 Nxe3 16. fxe3 Bxe2 17. Nxe2 Qd5 18. Qxd5+ Rxd5 19. Kf2 g6 20. Rhd1 Rxd1 21. Rxd1 Bg7 22. Rd5 Rb8 23. Nd4 Rxb2+ 24. Kf3 Kb7 25. Ne6 Bh8 26. Rc5 c6 27. Nd8+ Ka6 28. Rxc6+ Kxa5 29. Re6 Ka4 30. Rxe7 a5 31. Re8 Bg7 32. Ne6 Bh6 33. Re7 Rb5 34. Nd4 Bg5 35. Re8 Rc5 36. Ne2 Ka3 37. g3 a4 38. h4 Bh6 39. e6 Re5 40. Nf4 Bxf4 41. Kxf4 Re4+ 42. Kg5 Rxe3 43. Kf6 Rxg3 44. e7 Re3 45. Rb8 Ka2 46. Rb6 Rxe7 47. Kxe7 a3 48. Kf6 Ka1 49. Kg7 a2 50. Kxh7 f4 51. Rb3  1 – 0 (view game)

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Grand Prix Zug 2013 Round 8

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Topalov Veselin BUL 2771 5.5
2 Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2733 5
3 Caruana Fabiano ITA 2772 4.5
4 Karjakin Sergey RUS 2786 4.5
5 Kamsky Gata USA 2741 4
6 Morozevich Alexander RUS 2758 4
7 Nakamura Hikaru USA 2767 4
8 Giri Anish NLD 2727 3.5
9 Leko Peter HUN 2744 3.5
10 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2766 3.5
11 Kasimdzhanov Rustam UZB 2709 3
12 Radjabov Teimour AZE 2793 3

Kasimdzhanov, Rustam (2709) – Radjabov, Teimour (2793) [D37]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (8.1), 2013-04-26
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. a3 c5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. dxc5 Nxc5 11. Be2 Bf6 12. Be5 Bxe5 13. Nxe5 Re8 14. Nf3 Qb6 15. Rc1 Ne6 16. Qd2 Rd8 17. Nd4 Bd7 18. Nxe6 Bxe6 19. Qd4 Qxd4 20. exd4 Rac8 21. Kd2 Kf8 22. Bd3 Ke7 23. h4 h6 24. g3 Rxc1 25. Rxc1 Rc8 26. Rxc8 Bxc8 27. Ke3 g5 28. hxg5 hxg5 29. Bc2 Bd7 30. Bd3 Bc8 31. Bc2 Bd7 32. Bd3 Bc8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ponomariov, Ruslan (2733) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2767) [B90]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (8.2), 2013-04-26
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 Ng4 7. Bc1 Nf6 8. Be3 Ng4 9. Bg5 h6 10. Bh4 g5 11. Bg3 Bg7 12. Qd2 Nc6 13. Nb3 f5 14. exf5 Bxf5 15. Bd3 Qd7 16. O-O O-O 17. f4 Bxd3 18. cxd3 gxf4 19. Bxf4 a5 20. h3 a4 21. Nxa4 Rxa4 22. hxg4 Qe6 23. Rae1 Qg6 24. a3 e5 25. Bh2 Rxf1+ 26. Rxf1 Rxg4 27. Rf3 d5 28. Qe2 h5 29. Kh1 h4 30. Bg1 Ne7 31. Nd4 Rg3 32. Nc2 Nf5 33. Bh2 Rg5 34. Rh3 Ng3+ 35. Bxg3 hxg3 36. Qe3 d4 37. Qf3 Rf5 38. Qxg3 Qxg3 39. Rxg3 Rf2 40. Nb4 Rxb2 41. Kh2 Kf7 42. Kh3 Rb3 43. Kg4 Ke6 44. Kf3 Bf6 45. Ke4 Rxa3 46. Nd5 Ra1 47. Nc7+ Kd7 48. Rg6 Rf1 49. Nd5 Ke6 50. Nc7+ Kd7 51. Nd5 Ke6 52. Nc7+ Kf7 53. Rh6 Rf4+ 54. Kd5 e4 55. dxe4 d3 56. Rh1 d2 57. Rd1 Rf2 58. Kc4 Bg5 59. Nb5 Re2 60. Kd3 Re1 61. Kc2 Bf4 62. g3 Bxg3 63. Rxd2 Rxe4 64. Nd6+ Bxd6 65. Rxd6 Ke8 66. Kb3 Re7 67. Kb4 Rd7 68. Rxd7 Kxd7 69. Kb5 Kc7 70. Kc5 b6+ 71. Kb5 Kb7 72. Kb4 Kc6 73. Kc4 b5+ 74. Kb4 Kb6 75. Kb3 Ka5 76. Ka3 b4+ 77. Kb3 Kb5 78. Kb2 Kc4 79. Kc2 b3+ 80. Kb2 Kb4 81. Kb1 Ka3 82. Ka1 b2+ 83. Kb1 Kb3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Morozevich, Alexander (2758) – Topalov, Veselin (2771) [A33]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (8.3), 2013-04-26
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 e6 6. g3 Qb6 7. Nb3 Ne5 8. e4 Bb4 9. c5 Qc6 10. f3 b6 11. Bf4 Ng6 12. Bd6 bxc5 13. a3 Bxc3+ 14. bxc3 a5 15. e5 Nd5 16. Bd3 f6 17. Bxg6+ hxg6 18. Qd3 Kf7 19. Nd2 c4 20. Qd4 Qb6 21. Qxb6 Nxb6 22. Rb1 Nd5 23. Ne4 g5 24. Kd2 Rh3 25. Nf2 Rh5 26. Rb5 a4 27. h3 Ba6 28. Rc5 Bb7 29. Rb1 Bc6 30. Rxc4 Ne7 31. g4 Rhh8 32. Ke3 Ra5 33. exf6 Nd5+ 34. Kd2 gxf6 35. f4 gxf4 36. Bxf4 Rb5 37. Rxb5 Bxb5 38. Rd4 Bc6 39. Bg3 e5 40. Rc4 Rb8 41. Nd3 Rb3 42. g5 e4 43. Nf4 Nxf4 44. Bxf4 Rxa3 45. Rc5 fxg5 46. Bxg5 Ra2+ 47. Ke3 a3 48. Bf4 Ra1 49. Rf5+ Ke6 50. Re5+ Kf6 51. Ra5 d5 52. Kd4 a2 53. Bd2 Bb5 54. Kxd5 Rd1 55. Kxe4 a1=Q  0 – 1 (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2766) – Kamsky, Gata (2741) [D15]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (8.4), 2013-04-26
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 a6 5. e3 g6 6. Bd3 Bg7 7. O-O O-O 8. Qc2 Bg4 9. Ne5 Be6 10. b3 c5 11. cxd5 Nxd5 12. Nxd5 Bxd5 13. Qxc5 Bxe5 14. dxe5 Bxg2 15. Rd1 Qd5 16. Qxd5 Bxd5 17. f4 Bf3 18. Rd2 Nc6 19. Kf2 Bg4 20. Ba3 Rfd8 21. Ke1 Kf8 22. Rc1 Rac8 23. Be4 Rxd2 24. Kxd2 Ke8 25. Bc5 Rd8+ 26. Ke1 Rc8 27. Bb6 Nb4 28. Rxc8+ Bxc8 29. Kd2 Nc6 30. Kc3 Bg4 31. Kc4 Kd7 32. Kc5 Bd1 33. Bd5 e6 34. Be4 h5 35. h4 Be2 36. b4 Bd1 37. Ba5 Ba4 38. a3 Bb5 39. Kb6 Kc8 40. Kc5 Kd7 41. Kb6 Kc8 42. Kc5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2772) – Leko, Peter (2744) [C88]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (8.5), 2013-04-26
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. d3 d6 9. a3 Na5 10. Ba2 c5 11. Nc3 Nc6 12. Nd5 Nd4 13. Nxd4 cxd4 14. f4 Be6 15. Nxe7+ Qxe7 16. Bb1 exf4 17. Bxf4 Ng4 18. Qd2 a5 19. Bg3 Rfc8 20. Qf4 Ne5 21. Bf2 Nc6 22. Bh4 Qc7 23. Bg3 Ne5 24. Bf2 Nc6 25. Ba2 Bxa2 26. Rxa2 Nd8 27. Re2 Ne6 28. Qd2 Ra6 29. Ra1 Rc6 30. Rc1 Nc5 31. Rf1 Ne6 32. Rc1 Nc5 33. Rf1 Ne6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2786) – Giri, Anish (2727) [E81]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (8.6), 2013-04-26
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Be3 c5 7. d5 e6 8. Qd2 exd5 9. cxd5 Nbd7 10. Nh3 a6 11. a4 Ne5 12. Nf2 Bd7 13. h3 b5 14. f4 Nc4 15. Bxc4 bxc4 16. O-O Nh5 17. g4 Qh4 18. gxh5 Qg3+ 19. Kh1 Bxh3 20. Rg1 Qh4 21. Rg2 Bg4+ 22. Kg1 Bf3 23. f5 Be5 24. Bg5 Bh2+ 25. Kf1 Bxg2+ 26. Kxg2 Qg3+ 27. Kh1 f6 28. Bh6 Qh4 29. Kg2 Qg3+ 30. Kh1 Qh4 31. Kg2 Qg3+ 32. Kh1  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Grand Prix Zug 2013 Round 7

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2733 4.5
2 Topalov Veselin BUL 2771 4.5
3 Karjakin Sergey RUS 2786 4
4 Morozevich Alexander RUS 2758 4
5 Caruana Fabiano ITA 2772 4
6 Kamsky Gata USA 2741 3.5
7 Nakamura Hikaru USA 2767 3.5
8 Giri Anish NLD 2727 3
9 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2766 3
10 Leko Peter HUN 2744 3
11 Kasimdzhanov Rustam UZB 2709 2.5
12 Radjabov Teimour AZE 2793 2.5

Nakamura, Hikaru (2767) – Radjabov, Teimour (2793) [B33]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (7.1), 2013-04-25
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8. Na3 b5 9. Nd5 Be7 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. c4 b4 12. Nc2 O-O 13. h4 Be6 14. g3 a5 15. b3 a4 16. Rb1 axb3 17. axb3 Bxd5 18. cxd5 Na5 19. Bh3 Qb6 20. Qd2 Rfb8 21. O-O Ra7 22. Rfc1 Rc7 23. Ne3 Rxc1+ 24. Qxc1 Bd8 25. Qb2 g6 26. Bd7 Qa7 27. Bc6 Bb6 28. Ng4 Qe7 29. Qd2 h5 30. Ne3 Bc5 31. Kg2 Kg7 32. Ba4 Rc8 33. Nc2 Rb8 34. Qd3 Qc7 35. Ne1 Bd4 36. Qe2 Nb7 37. Nd3 Nc5 38. Rc1 Qa7 39. Nxc5 Bxc5 40. Rc2 Qe7 41. Bc6 Rh8 42. Ra2 g5 43. hxg5 Qxg5 44. Bd7 h4 45. Qg4 Qxg4 46. Bxg4 hxg3 47. fxg3 Rb8 48. Bd7 Rb7 49. Bg4 Ra7 50. Rxa7 Bxa7 51. Bd7 Bc5 52. Bg4 Ba7 53. Bd7 Bc5 54. Bg4 Ba7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri, Anish (2727) – Caruana, Fabiano (2772) [D85]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (7.2), 2013-04-25
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. Be3 Nc6 14. d5 Ne5 15. Rxb7 a5 16. Rxe7 a4 17. Re1 a3 18. Nxe5 Bxe2 19. Rxe2 Qxe2 20. Qxe2 a2 21. Bd4 a1=Q+ 22. Bxa1 Rxa1+ 23. Qf1 Rxf1+ 24. Kxf1 Bf6 25. Nc6 Bxe7 26. Nxe7+ Kg7 27. Nc6 Rc8 28. g4 h6 29. e5 Kf8 30. f4 Ra8 31. Ke2 Ra2+ 32. Kd3 Rxh2 33. f5 gxf5 34. gxf5 Rh1 35. e6 fxe6 36. fxe6 Rd1+ 37. Ke4 h5 38. Ke5 h4 39. d6 Ke8 40. d7+ Rxd7 41. exd7+ Kxd7 42. Ke4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Leko, Peter (2744) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2766) [C70]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (7.3), 2013-04-25
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nge7 5. c3 g6 6. d4 exd4 7. cxd4 b5 8. Bc2 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. O-O Be6 11. Bg5 Qd7 12. a4 Rb8 13. Nbd2 Bg7 14. Ne4 O-O 15. h3 Ndb4 16. Nc5 Qd6 17. Nxe6 fxe6 18. axb5 Nxd4 19. Nxd4 Bxd4 20. Bb3 Rxf2 21. Rxf2 Bxf2+ 22. Kh1 Rxb5 23. Qxd6 cxd6 24. Bxe6+ Kg7 25. Bd2 Bd4 26. Bc3 Be5 27. Bc4 Rb6 28. Ra4 Bxc3 29. bxc3 Nc2 30. Bxa6 Rb3 31. Rc4 Ne3 32. Rc7+ Kh6 33. Be2 Nd5 34. Rd7 Nxc3 35. Bc4 Rb1+ 36. Kh2 Ne4 37. Bd3 Rb4 38. Bxe4 Rxe4 39. Rxd6 Rb4 40. Rc6 Re4 41. Rd6 Rb4 42. Rc6 Re4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kamsky, Gata (2741) – Morozevich, Alexander (2758) [A42]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (7.4), 2013-04-25
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. d4 Qa5+ 5. Nc3 d6 6. h3 Nc6 7. d5 Nd4 8. Bd2 Qb6 9. Rb1 Nf6 10. Bd3 O-O 11. O-O Nd7 12. Nxd4 cxd4 13. Na4 Qc7 14. f4 a5 15. Be1 b6 16. Bg3 e6 17. f5 exf5 18. exf5 Re8 19. b3 Nf6 20. Bf2 Nh5 21. Qd2 Be5 22. Rbe1 Qd8 23. fxg6 hxg6 24. Re4 Bd7 25. Bh4 Qc7 26. g4 f5 27. Rxe5 dxe5 28. Qh6 e4 29. d6 Qb7 30. Nxb6 Re6 31. gxh5 g5 32. Qxg5+ Kh8 33. Qxf5 Rg8+ 34. Kh2 exd3 35. Bf6+ Rxf6 36. Qxf6+ Kh7 37. Nd5 Bxh3 38. Kxh3 Qd7+ 39. Kh2 d2 40. Qe7+  1 – 0 (view game)

Topalov, Veselin (2771) – Ponomariov, Ruslan (2733) [E52]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (7.5), 2013-04-25
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 b6 5. e3 O-O 6. Bd3 d5 7. O-O Ba6 8. cxd5 exd5 9. Bxa6 Nxa6 10. Qa4 Qc8 11. Bd2 Re8 12. a3 Bf8 13. b4 c5 14. bxc5 bxc5 15. Rab1 c4 16. Rb2 Nc7 17. Rfb1 a6 18. Rb6 Re6 19. Rxe6 fxe6 20. Ne5 Nb5 21. Nxb5 axb5 22. Qxb5 Bxa3 23. f3 Bd6 24. Qc6 Qxc6 25. Nxc6 Ra2 26. Bb4 Bc7 27. Be1 Ra6 28. Nb4 Ra3 29. Nc2 Ra2 30. Rc1 Kf7 31. Nb4 Ra3 32. Nc2 Rb3 33. h3 Ke8 34. Kf1 Kd7 35. Ke2 e5 36. Ra1 Rb2 37. Kd1 exd4 38. exd4 Nh5 39. Bd2 Bb6 40. g4 Nf6 41. Ba5 Ne8 42. Bxb6 Rxb6 43. Ne3 Nc7 44. Ra5 Rb5 45. Rxb5 Nxb5 46. Nxd5 Nxd4 47. Nb6+ Ke6 48. Nxc4 Nxf3 49. Ke2 Ng1+ 50. Ke3 Nxh3 51. Nd2 Ng5 52. Kf4 h6 53. Nb3 Kf6 54. Nd2 Ne6+ 55. Kg3 Nc5 56. Nc4 Nd3 57. Ne3 g6 58. Nc4 Ke6 59. Ne3 Ke5 60. Nc4+ Kd5 61. Nb6+ Ke4 62. Nd7 Ne5 63. Nf6+ Ke3 64. Ng8 Nf7 65. Ne7 g5 66. Ng8 Ke4 67. Nf6+ Ke5 68. Ng8 Ke4 69. Nf6+ Ke5 70. Ng8 Ke4 71. Nf6+ Ke5 72. Ng8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2786) – Kasimdzhanov, Rustam (2709) [C45]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (7.6), 2013-04-25
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. e5 Qe7 7. Qe2 Nd5 8. c4 Nb6 9. Nc3 Qe6 10. Qe4 Bb4 11. Bd2 Ba6 12. b3 Bxc3 13. Bxc3 d5 14. Qh4 dxc4 15. Rc1 Qg6 16. Bb4 f6 17. Qh3 Qe4+ 18. Be2 Kf7 19. Qe3 Qxe3 20. fxe3 Rhe8 21. exf6 Rxe3 22. fxg7 Kxg7 23. Kf2 Rxe2+ 24. Kxe2 cxb3+ 25. Kf2 bxa2 26. Rxc6 Nd5 27. Bc3+ Nxc3 28. Rxc3 Bc8 29. Rxc7+ Kh8 30. Re1 Be6 31. Rc6 Rf8+ 32. Ke3 Rb8 33. Ra6 Rb1 34. Kd2 Rb2+ 35. Kc3 Rb1 36. Kd2 Rb2+ 37. Kc3 Rb1 38. Kd2  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Grand Prix Zug 2013 Round 6

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 25, 2013 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2733 4
2 Morozevich Alexander RUS 2758 4
3 Topalov Veselin BUL 2771 4
4 Karjakin Sergey RUS 2786 3.5
5 Caruana Fabiano ITA 2772 3.5
6 Nakamura Hikaru USA 2767 3
7 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2766 2.5
8 Leko Peter HUN 2744 2.5
9 Giri Anish NLD 2727 2.5
10 Kamsky Gata USA 2741 2.5
11 Radjabov Teimour AZE 2793 2
12 Kasimdzhanov Rustam UZB 2709 2

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2766) – Giri, Anish (2727) [D30]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (6.1), 2013-04-24
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Bg5 h6 5. Bxf6 Qxf6 6. Nc3 Bb4 7. e3 O-O 8. Be2 dxc4 9. O-O Qe7 10. Bxc4 c5 11. Ne4 cxd4 12. exd4 Rd8 13. Qe2 Bd7 14. a3 Ba5 15. b4 Bb6 16. b5 Be8 17. Ng3 Nd7 18. d5 Nf8 19. Rad1 Bc5 20. a4 exd5 21. Qxe7 Bxe7 22. Bxd5 Rab8 23. Rfe1 Ne6 24. h4 a6 25. Bc4 Rxd1 26. Rxd1 Rc8 27. Bf1 Nc5 28. Nf5 Bf8 29. Rb1 Nxa4 30. bxa6 bxa6 31. Bxa6 Ra8 32. Bf1 Nc5 33. Re1 Bd7 34. N5d4 Re8 35. Rxe8 Bxe8 36. Bb5 Bxb5 37. Nxb5 Ne4 38. Ne5 h5 39. Nd3 g6 40. g3 Kg7 41. Kh1 Kh7 42. Kg1 Kg7 43. Kh1 Kh8 44. Kg1 Kg7 45. Kh1 Kh7 46. Kg1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Radjabov, Teimour (2793) – Topalov, Veselin (2771) [E35]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (6.2), 2013-04-24
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 c5 7. dxc5 h6 8. Bh4 g5 9. Bg3 Ne4 10. e3 Qa5 11. Ne2 Bf5 12. Be5 O-O 13. Nd4 Re8 14. Nxf5 Rxe5 15. Nxh6+ Kg7 16. Ng4 Re7 17. O-O-O Bxc3 18. f3 Qxa2 19. fxe4 Qa1+ 20. Qb1 Bxb2+ 21. Kc2 Qa4+ 22. Kxb2 Rxe4 23. Rd4 Rxd4 24. exd4 Qxd4+ 25. Ka3 Qxg4 26. Qxb7 Qd4 27. Qxa8 Qc3+ 28. Ka2 Qc2+ 29. Ka3 Qc3+ 30. Ka2 Qc2+ 31. Ka3 Qc3+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ponomariov, Ruslan (2733) – Kamsky, Gata (2741) [B14]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (6.3), 2013-04-24
1. c4 c6 2. e4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nf3 Bb4 7. Bd3 dxc4 8. Bxc4 O-O 9. O-O b6 10. Bg5 Bxc3 11. bxc3 Nbd7 12. Bd3 Bb7 13. Re1 Qc7 14. c4 Rfe8 15. Bh4 Rad8 16. Qe2 Qf4 17. Qe3 Qg4 18. h3 Qh5 19. Bxf6 Nxf6 20. Ne5 Nd7 21. f4 Nxe5 22. fxe5 Qh4 23. Rad1 Re7 24. Rf1 Kh8 25. Rf4 Qg5 26. Qf2 Red7 27. h4 Qe7 28. Rf1 Rf8 29. d5 f5 30. exf6 Rxf6 31. Re1 Rd6 32. Qe3 Rxf4 33. Qxf4 Bc8 34. h5 Rd8 35. Qe4 g6 36. hxg6 Qf6 37. gxh7 Bd7 38. Rf1 Qg7 39. dxe6 Bxe6 40. Qxe6 Qd4+ 41. Rf2 Rf8 42. Bf5  1 – 0 (view game)

Morozevich, Alexander (2758) – Leko, Peter (2744) [A33]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (6.4), 2013-04-24
1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 e6 6. g3 Bc5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. Bg2 b6 9. O-O O-O 10. Nd5 Ba6 11. Nxe7+ Qxe7 12. Nd2 d5 13. Qa4 Bb7 14. b3 Rfd8 15. Ba3 Qd7 16. cxd5 Nxd5 17. Rfc1 e5 18. e3 h6 19. Ne4 Ncb4 20. Bxb4 Qxa4 21. bxa4 Nxb4 22. Nf6+ gxf6 23. Bxb7 Rab8 24. Rc7 Nd5 25. Bxd5 Rxd5 26. Rxa7 Ra5 27. Rxa5 bxa5 28. Rc1 Rb4 29. a3 Rxa4 30. Rc3 f5 31. f4 f6 32. Kf2 Kg7 33. Ke2 Kg6 34. Kd3 h5 35. Ke2 h4 36. Kf3 hxg3 37. hxg3 Kg7 38. Kg2 Kg6 39. Kh3 Re4 40. Kg2 Ra4 41. Kf3 Kg7 42. Kf2 Kg6 43. Kf3 Kg7 44. Kf2 Kg6 45. Kf3 e4+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kasimdzhanov, Rustam (2709) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2767) [C60]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (6.5), 2013-04-24
1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3 e5 3. Bb5 Nge7 4. Nc3 d6 5. d4 a6 6. Be2 exd4 7. Nxd4 Nxd4 8. Qxd4 Nc6 9. Qe3 g6 10. Qg5 h6 11. Qg3 Be6 12. O-O Ne7 13. Be3 Bg7 14. Rad1 Qd7 15. Bd4 Bxd4 16. Rxd4 O-O-O 17. b4 Qc6 18. Rfd1 g5 19. a4 Ng6 20. Bf1 Ne5 21. Qe3 Qb6 22. a5 Qa7 23. Nd5 Kb8 24. Qc3 Rc8 25. Ne7 Rce8 26. Rxd6 cxd6 27. Rxd6 Ng4 28. Rb6 Ka8 29. Bxa6 Rxe7 30. Qxh8+ Qb8 31. Qxb8+ Kxb8 32. Be2 Nf6 33. a6 Nxe4 34. Bf3 Bd5 35. h4 f5 36. Rxh6 g4 37. Be2 Nd2 38. Bd3 f4 39. Kh2 Re1 40. Rh8+ Ka7 41. axb7 Kxb7  0 – 1 (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2772) – Karjakin, Sergey (2786) [C65]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (6.6), 2013-04-24
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. Nc4 Nd7 8. O-O Re8 9. Kh1 a5 10. a4 b6 11. g3 Nf8 12. Ncxe5 f6 13. d4 Bd6 14. Nxc6 Qd7 15. d5 Rxe4 16. Nd2 Re8 17. Nc4 Ba6 18. b3 Bxc4 19. bxc4 Ng6 20. Nd4 Ne5 21. f4 c5 22. Nb5 Nf7 23. Qd3 Bf8 24. Bd2 Nd6 25. Nc3 Qh3 26. Rab1 Rab8 27. Rfe1 Rxe1+ 28. Bxe1 Kf7 29. Bf2 Rb7 30. Kg1 h5 31. Ne4 Qd7 32. Nxd6+ Bxd6 33. Re1 Qxa4 34. Qf5 Re7 35. Re6 Qd7 36. Qxh5+ Kg8 37. f5 a4 38. Qf3 Re8 39. Qa3 Ra8 40. Be1 Be5 41. Bf2 Qb7 42. d6 Qc6 43. d7 Qxd7 44. Rxb6 Qxf5 45. Qxc5 Rd8 46. Qe3 Qxc2 47. Qf3 a3 48. Qxa3 Bd4 49. Bxd4 Rxd4 50. Rxf6 Rd2 51. Qf8+ Kh7 52. Rf2 Rxf2 53. Qxf2 Qxc4 54. Qf5+ Kh8 55. Qf8+ Kh7 56. Qf5+ Kh8 57. h4 Qa2 58. h5 Qe2 59. Qf8+ Kh7 60. Qf5+ Kh8  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Grand Prix Zug 2013 Round 5

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Morozevich Alexander RUS 2758 3.5
2 Topalov Veselin BUL 2771 3.5
3 Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2733 3
4 Karjakin Sergey RUS 2786 3
5 Caruana Fabiano ITA 2772 3
6 Kamsky Gata USA 2741 2.5
7 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2766 2
8 Kasimdzhanov Rustam UZB 2709 2
9 Giri Anish NLD 2727 2
10 Nakamura Hikaru USA 2767 2
11 Leko Peter HUN 2744 2
12 Radjabov Teimour AZE 2793 1.5

Leko, Peter (2744) – Ponomariov, Ruslan (2733) [E11]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (5.1), 2013-04-23
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Bxd2+ 5. Qxd2 d5 6. e3 O-O 7. Nc3 Qe7 8. Rc1 Rd8 9. Qc2 dxc4 10. Bxc4 c5 11. O-O cxd4 12. Nxd4 Bd7 13. Bb5 a6 14. Bxd7 Nbxd7 15. Na4 Qf8 16. Qc7 Rab8 17. Nb6 Nxb6 18. Qxb6 Nd5 19. Qb3 Qb4 20. a3 Qb6 21. Rc2 e5 22. Qxb6 Nxb6 23. Nf3 f6 24. Rfc1 Rbc8 25. Rxc8 Rxc8 26. Rxc8+ Nxc8 27. Nd2 Kf7 28. Kf1 Ke6 29. Ke2 Kd5 30. Kd3 Nd6 31. e4+ Kc6 32. Nc4 Nxc4 33. Kxc4 b5+ 34. Kc3 a5 35. b4 a4 36. g4 g5 37. Kd3 Kd6 38. Kc3 Kc6 39. Kd3 Kd6 40. Kc3 Kc6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2786) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2766) [B19]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (5.2), 2013-04-23
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3 Nd7 8. h5 Bh7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 e6 11. Bd2 Ngf6 12. O-O-O Be7 13. Kb1 Qb6 14. Rhe1 O-O 15. Nf5 Bb4 16. Nxh6+ gxh6 17. c3 Ba3 18. Bc1 Rfe8 19. g4 Nh7 20. c4 Bf8 21. g5 hxg5 22. Nxg5 Nxg5 23. Bxg5 Kh8 24. Rg1 Qc7 25. Qf3 f6 26. Bf4 Bd6 27. Qg3 Nc5 28. Bxd6 Qh7+ 29. Ka1 Ne4 30. Qh4 Rg8 31. f3 Ng5 32. Qf4 Qf5 33. Qxf5 exf5 34. Be7 Nxf3 35. Rgf1 Rg3 36. d5 cxd5 37. cxd5 Kg7 38. Rd3 Kf7 39. Bd6 Nh2 40. Bxg3  1 – 0 (view game)

Giri, Anish (2727) – Morozevich, Alexander (2758) [E65]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (5.3), 2013-04-23
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 c5 6. O-O d6 7. Nc3 Nc6 8. dxc5 dxc5 9. Bf4 Nd4 10. Nxd4 cxd4 11. Na4 Qa5 12. c5 Rd8 13. Rc1 Nd5 14. Bd2 Qa6 15. b4 b5 16. Nb2 Be6 17. Qc2 Rac8 18. Nd1 Nf6 19. Bg5 Bf5 20. Qd2 h5 21. Re1 Ne4 22. Bxe4 Bxe4 23. Bxe7 Re8 24. Bd6 Bb7 25. f3 Qc6 26. Bf4 Re6 27. Nf2 Rce8 28. h4 Re3 29. Nh3 Ra3 30. Ng5 f6 31. Nh3 Qe6 32. Nf2 Rxa2 33. Qxd4 g5 34. c6 Bxc6 35. Qd6 Bd5 36. Qxe6+ Rxe6 37. e4 gxf4 38. exd5 Rxe1+ 39. Rxe1 f5 40. Rd1 fxg3 41. Nh3 Bc3 42. d6 Bxb4 43. Rd5 Ba5 44. d7 Bb6+ 45. Kf1 g2+ 46. Ke1 Bd8 47. Rxf5 Ba5+ 48. Kd1 Rd2+ 49. Kc1 Rxd7 50. Rxb5 Bb6 51. Rxh5 Rg7 52. Kd2 Rg3 53. Rg5+ Rxg5 54. hxg5 Kg7 55. Kd3 g1=Q 56. Nxg1 Bxg1 57. f4 Kg6  0 – 1 (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2772) – Kasimdzhanov, Rustam (2709) [D31]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (5.4), 2013-04-23
1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Be7 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bf4 c6 6. e3 Bf5 7. Nge2 Nd7 8. Ng3 Bg6 9. Be2 Qb6 10. Qd2 Ngf6 11. h4 h5 12. a3 a5 13. Rd1 O-O 14. Bf3 Rfe8 15. Bg5 Bd6 16. Nce2 Ne4 17. Bxe4 dxe4 18. O-O a4 19. Nc3 Bxg3 20. fxg3 Qa5 21. Qe2 Qa6 22. Qf2 f6 23. Bf4 Bf5 24. Rc1 Bg4 25. Rc2 Rad8 26. Na2 Nf8 27. Nb4 Qb5 28. Rc5 Qb6 29. Qc2 Ne6 30. Rc4 Qb5 31. Rc1 Kh8 32. Kh2 Kg8 33. Ra1 Rd7 34. Rc1 Rdd8 35. Qf2 Rd7 36. Na2 Qd5 37. Qf1 b5 38. Nb4 bxc4 39. Nxd5 cxd5 40. Qe1 Ra8 41. Qb4 Nxf4 42. gxf4 Kf7 43. Qb5 Kg6 44. Rf1 Raa7 45. Qb8 Kf5 46. Rf2 Rab7 47. Qa8 Ra7 48. Qh8 Rab7 49. Qh7+ g6 50. Qg8 Ra7 51. Qc8 Ke6 52. Qe8+ Kf5 53. Kg1 Rdc7 54. Kf1 Rd7 55. Ke1 Rdc7 56. Rc2 Rd7 57. Qg8 Rab7 58. Qa8 Ke6 59. Qxa4 Rb3 60. Kf2 Kf7 61. Qa8 Rdb7 62. Kg1 Rd7 63. Kf2 Rdb7 64. a4 Rxb2 65. Rxb2 Rxb2+ 66. Kg3 Be6 67. Qc6 Rb3 68. a5 Rxe3+ 69. Kh2  1 – 0 (view game)

Kamsky, Gata (2741) – Radjabov, Teimour (2793) [B30]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (5.5), 2013-04-23
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6 4. O-O Nge7 5. Re1 a6 6. Bxc6 bxc6 7. e5 Ng6 8. b3 Be7 9. c3 O-O 10. d4 cxd4 11. cxd4 c5 12. Ba3 cxd4 13. Bxe7 Qxe7 14. Qxd4 Bb7 15. Nbd2 f6 16. Ne4 fxe5 17. Nxe5 Nxe5 18. Qxe5 Bc6 19. Rad1 Rf5 20. Qd6 Qxd6 21. Nxd6 Rg5 22. g3 Ra5 23. Rd2 Rd5 24. Rxd5 Bxd5 25. f4 Kf8 26. Rc1 Bc6 27. Nc4 a5 28. Ne5 a4 29. Nxc6 dxc6 30. Rxc6 axb3 31. axb3 Ra1+ 32. Kg2 Ra2+ 33. Kf3 Ke7 34. h3 Rb2 35. Rc3 h6 36. h4 Kf6 37. Ke4 g5 38. fxg5+ hxg5 39. h5 Rh2 40. g4 Rg2 41. Kf3 Rb2 42. Kg3 Kg7 43. Rc7+ Kh6 44. Rb7 e5 45. Rb6+ Kh7 46. Rg6 Rxb3+ 47. Kf2 e4 48. Rxg5 Rf3+ 49. Kg2 Ra3 50. Rg6 Rb3 51. Re6 Kg7 52. Rxe4  1 – 0 (view game)

Topalov, Veselin (2771) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2767) [C84]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (5.6), 2013-04-23
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 d6 7. c3 Bg4 8. Re1 Nd7 9. h3 Bh5 10. Be3 b5 11. Bc2 Nb6 12. Nbd2 O-O 13. Nf1 Rb8 14. Ng3 Bxf3 15. Qxf3 Bg5 16. Nf5 Bxe3 17. Nxe3 Ne7 18. d4 c5 19. dxe5 dxe5 20. h4 Qd6 21. Red1 Qe6 22. a4 Rfd8 23. axb5 axb5 24. Rxd8+ Rxd8 25. Ra6 Qc6 26. c4 b4 27. Ba4 Qb7 28. Bb5 Nbc8 29. Ng4 Nd6 30. Nxe5 Qxe4 31. Qxe4 Nxe4 32. f3 Ng3 33. Kf2 Ngf5 34. h5 f6 35. Nd7 Rc8 36. Ba4 Nd4 37. h6 f5 38. Ke3 b3 39. hxg7 Kxg7 40. Kd3 Nc2 41. Kc3 f4 42. Ra7 Kg6 43. Bxb3 Ne3 44. Nxc5 N7f5 45. Ra6+ Kh5 46. Ne6 Kh4 47. Nxf4 Kg3 48. Nd3 Kxg2 49. c5 Kxf3 50. Be6 Rd8 51. Bxf5 Nxf5 52. Rf6 Ke4 53. Re6+ Kf3 54. b4 h5 55. Ne5+ Kf4 56. Nf7 Rf8 57. Nd6 Nxd6 58. Rxd6 Rh8 59. b5 h4 60. b6 h3 61. b7 h2 62. Rd1 Ke4 63. Kc2 Rg8 64. c6 Rg2+ 65. Kc3 Rg3+ 66. Kc4 Rg1 67. b8=Q h1=Q 68. Rd4+ Kf5 69. Qf4+ Kg6 70. Rd6+ Kh7 71. Qf5+ Kh8 72. Qf8+  1 – 0 (view game)

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Grand Prix Zug 2013 Round 4

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Morozevich Alexander RUS 2758 2.5
2 Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2733 2.5
3 Topalov Veselin BUL 2771 2.5
4 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2766 2
5 Karjakin Sergey RUS 2786 2
6 Giri Anish NLD 2727 2
7 Caruana Fabiano ITA 2772 2
8 Kasimdzhanov Rustam UZB 2709 2
9 Nakamura Hikaru USA 2767 2
10 Kamsky Gata USA 2741 1.5
11 Radjabov Teimour AZE 2793 1.5
12 Leko Peter HUN 2744 1.5

Radjabov, Teimour (2793) – Leko, Peter (2744) [D38]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (4.1), 2013-04-21
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Qb3 c5 6. dxc5 Nc6 7. Bg5 Qa5 8. Bxf6 dxc4 9. Qxc4 gxf6 10. Rc1 Qxc5 11. Qh4 Ke7 12. g3 Bxc3+ 13. bxc3 b6 14. Bg2 Bb7 15. O-O h5 16. Nd4 Rac8 17. Rb1 Rc7 18. Rfd1 Nxd4 19. cxd4 Qg5 20. d5 Qxh4 21. d6+ Ke8 22. dxc7 Qc4 23. Rbc1 Qxc1 24. Rxc1 Bc8 25. Rd1 Ke7 26. h4 e5 27. Bf3 Be6 28. Rc1 Bc8 29. Rd1 Be6 30. Bb7 Bc8 31. Bxc8 Rxc8 32. Rc1 b5 33. f3 b4 34. g4 hxg4 35. fxg4 a5 36. Rc4 a4 37. Rxb4 Rxc7 38. Rxa4 Kf8 39. Kf2 Rc3 40. e3 Kg7 41. Ra8 Rc2+ 42. Kf3 Rh2 43. h5 Rh3+ 44. Kf2 f5 45. gxf5 Rxh5 46. e4 Rh3 47. Ra6 Rd3 48. a4 Rd4 49. Ke3 Rb4 50. a5 Ra4 51. Kf3 Ra3+ 52. Kg4 Ra1 53. Ra8 Kf6 54. Ra6+ Kg7 55. Rb6 Rxa5 56. Kg5 Ra1 57. f6+ Kh7 58. Rb8 Rh1 59. Rb7 Rg1+ 60. Kf5 Rf1+ 61. Kxe5 Kg6 62. Rb2 Rg1 63. Rf2 Rg5+ 64. Kd6 Ra5 65. e5 Ra6+ 66. Kd5 Ra5+ 67. Kd4 Ra4+ 68. Kd3 Ra3+ 69. Ke4 Ra4+ 70. Ke3 Ra3+ 71. Kd4 Ra4+ 72. Kc5 Ra5+ 73. Kd6 Ra6+ 74. Kd7 Re6 75. Rg2+ Kf5 76. Rg7 Kxe5 77. Rxf7 Rxf6 78. Rxf6 Kxf6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2767) – Kamsky, Gata (2741) [D10]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (4.2), 2013-04-21
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 g6 5. Nf3 Bg7 6. h3 O-O 7. Be2 a6 8. O-O dxc4 9. Bxc4 b5 10. Bb3 c5 11. dxc5 Bb7 12. e4 Qxd1 13. Rxd1 Nxe4 14. Nxe4 Bxe4 15. a4 b4 16. Nd2 Bd3 17. Nc4 Be2 18. Re1 Bxc4 19. Bxc4 Nc6 20. Rb1 Bd4 21. Bd5 Rac8 22. Bxc6 Rxc6 23. Rxe7 Rxc5 24. Rd7 Bg7 25. Be3 Rcc8 26. Rd6 Rfd8 27. Rxa6 Bd4 28. Bxd4 Rxd4 29. b3 Rc2 30. Rf6 h5 31. g3 Kg7 32. Rf3 g5 33. Kg2 Kg6 34. Re1 g4 35. hxg4 hxg4 36. Rf4 Rxf4 37. gxf4 Rb2 38. Re3 f5 39. Kg3 Kf6 40. f3 gxf3 41. Kxf3 Rd2 42. Kg3 Rc2 43. a5 Ra2 44. Rd3 Rxa5 45. Rd6+ Ke7 46. Rb6 Ra2 47. Rxb4 Rd2 48. Kh4 Rg2 49. Rd4 Ke6 50. b4 Rg1 51. Kh3 Rg8 52. b5 Rh8+ 53. Kg3 Rg8+ 54. Kh4 Rh8+ 55. Kg5 Rg8+ 56. Kh6 Rb8 57. Ra4 Rxb5 58. Kg6 Rc5 59. Ra7 Rb5 60. Rf7 Ra5 61. Rf8 Ke7 62. Rb8 Ra6+ 63. Kxf5 Kf7 64. Rb7+ Kf8 65. Kg5 Rc6 66. f5 Ra6 67. Rb8+ Kf7 68. Rb7+ Kf8 69. Rb8+ Kf7 70. Rb7+ Kf8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kasimdzhanov, Rustam (2709) – Topalov, Veselin (2771) [E94]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (4.3), 2013-04-21
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O exd4 8. Nxd4 Re8 9. f3 c6 10. Kh1 Nh5 11. g4 Nf6 12. Bf4 h5 13. Nf5 gxf5 14. gxf5 d5 15. cxd5 cxd5 16. e5 Bxf5 17. exf6 Qxf6 18. Nxd5 Qxb2 19. Ne7+ Rxe7 20. Qd8+ Kh7 21. Qxe7 Bg6 22. Rad1 Nc6 23. Qe3 Qxa2 24. Bd3 Rd8 25. Bxg6+ fxg6 26. Rxd8 Nxd8 27. Be5 Ne6 28. Ra1 Qd5 29. Bxg7 Nxg7 30. Qe4 Qd7 31. Rxa7 Qd1+ 32. Kg2 Qd2+ 33. Kh3 Qd7+ 34. Kg2 Qd2+ 35. Kg3 Qd6+ 36. f4 Kh6 37. Rxb7 Nf5+ 38. Kg2 Qd2+ 39. Kg1 Ne3 40. Rh7+ Kxh7 41. Qe7+ Kg8 42. Qe8+ Kg7 43. Qe7+ Kg8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ponomariov, Ruslan (2733) – Giri, Anish (2727) [C78]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (4.4), 2013-04-21
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 Re8 11. h3 Na5 12. Bc2 Bb7 13. Qb1 exd4 14. cxd4 Nc4 15. Nxc4 bxc4 16. Nd2 Rb8 17. Nxc4 Bxe4 18. Bxe4 Nxe4 19. Qd3 Qd7 20. Rfc1 Nf6 21. Bd2 Ba7 22. Re1 h6 23. b3 Qb5 24. Rxe8+ Rxe8 25. Re1 Rxe1+ 26. Bxe1 Qd5 27. Bc3 c5 28. Bb2 cxd4 29. Nd2 Qa5 30. Bxd4 Bxd4 31. Qxd4 Qxa2 32. Qxd6 a5 33. Qd8+ Kh7 34. Qd3+ Kg8 35. Qd8+ Kh7 36. Qd3+ Kg8 37. Qd8+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Morozevich, Alexander (2758) – Karjakin, Sergey (2786) [E34]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (4.5), 2013-04-21
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. cxd5 Qxd5 6. Nf3 Qf5 7. Qb3 Nc6 8. Bd2 O-O 9. Rc1 Bd6 10. h3 e5 11. g4 Qd7 12. g5 Nxd4 13. Nxd4 exd4 14. gxf6 dxc3 15. Bxc3 Re8 16. Qd5 Qf5 17. Qxf5 Bxf5 18. fxg7 c6 19. Rg1 Be5 20. e3 Rad8 21. h4 Rd6 22. Bxe5 Rxe5 23. h5 h6 24. Be2 Be6 25. Rd1 Rxd1+ 26. Bxd1 Bxa2 27. Bc2 Rg5 28. Rxg5 hxg5 29. h6 Be6 30. b4 b6 31. Kd2 a5 32. bxa5 bxa5 33. e4 f6 34. Ke3 Kh7 35. e5+ f5 36. Kd4 Kxh6 37. Bxf5 Bd5 38. Bc2 Kxg7 39. Kc5 g4 40. Kd6 Kh6 41. e6 Bxe6 42. Kxe6 g3 43. fxg3 Kg5 44. Bd1 a4 45. Bxa4 Kg4 46. Bxc6 Kxg3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2766) – Caruana, Fabiano (2772) [D85]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (4.6), 2013-04-21
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. d5 Nd7 14. Rxb7 Nc5 15. Rxe7 Bf6 16. Bh6 Rfd8 17. Rc7 Nxe4 18. Bc4 Qa3 19. Rxf7 Kxf7 20. Ne5+ Bxe5 21. Qxg4 Qd6 22. Qxe4 Re8 23. g3 Bg7 24. Qf3+ Kg8 25. Bc1 Qc5 26. Qd3 Rac8 27. Ba6 Rcd8 28. Be3 Rxe3 29. fxe3 Bh6 30. Rf3 Rf8 31. Kg2 Qd6 32. Rxf8+ Kxf8 33. Bc8 Qc5 34. Be6 Qxe3 35. Qf1+ Ke7 36. Kh3 Kd6 37. Qf7 Qc1 38. Bg4 Bg5 39. Qe6+ Kc5 40. Bf3 Qe3 41. Qc6+ Kd4 42. d6 Qe6+ 43. Kg2 Qa2+ 44. Kh3 Qe6+ 45. Kg2 Qa2+ 46. Kh3  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Grand Prix Zug 2013 Round 3

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Morozevich Alexander RUS 2758 2
2 Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2733 2
3 Topalov Veselin BUL 2771 2
4 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2766 1.5
5 Karjakin Sergey RUS 2786 1.5
6 Giri Anish NLD 2727 1.5
7 Caruana Fabiano ITA 2772 1.5
8 Nakamura Hikaru USA 2767 1.5
9 Kasimdzhanov Rustam UZB 2709 1.5
10 Radjabov Teimour AZE 2793 1
11 Kamsky Gata USA 2741 1
12 Leko Peter HUN 2744 1

Caruana, Fabiano (2772) – Morozevich, Alexander (2758) [C92]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (3.1), 2013-04-20
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Re8 10. d4 Bb7 11. Nbd2 Bf8 12. d5 Nb8 13. Nf1 Nbd7 14. N3h2 Nc5 15. Bc2 c6 16. b4 Ncd7 17. dxc6 Bxc6 18. Bg5 Qc7 19. Bxf6 Nxf6 20. Ng4 Nxg4 21. hxg4 Be7 22. Bb3 Bg5 23. Qf3 Rf8 24. Ne3 Bxe3 25. Rxe3 Bd7 26. g5 Be6 27. Qh5 Qe7 28. Rd1 g6 29. Qh4 h5 30. Rf3 Kg7 31. Rf6 Rac8 32. Rd3 Bc4 33. Rdf3 Qd7 34. Qh3 Qg4 35. Rxd6 Qxe4 36. Re3 Qf4 37. Qg3 Bxb3 38. axb3 Rfd8 39. Rxa6 Qxg3 40. Rxg3 Rd1+ 41. Kh2 Rc1 42. Re3 R1xc3 43. Rxe5 Rxb3 44. Rxb5 Rc4 45. g3 Rcxb4 46. Rxb4 Rxb4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2766) – Kasimdzhanov, Rustam (2709) [D31]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (3.2), 2013-04-20
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Be7 4. Bf4 Nf6 5. e3 O-O 6. a3 b6 7. Nf3 c5 8. Rc1 Bb7 9. cxd5 Nxd5 10. Nxd5 Bxd5 11. dxc5 bxc5 12. Bd3 Nd7 13. O-O Qb6 14. Qc2 h6 15. e4 Bc6 16. Nd2 Bb5 17. Bxb5 Qxb5 18. Nc4 Nb6 19. Bd6 Qd7 20. Rfd1 Nxc4 21. Qxc4 Bxd6 22. e5 Rab8 23. exd6 Rxb2 24. Qxc5 Rd8 25. Rd3 Rb5 26. Qc7 Rd5 27. Rxd5 exd5 28. Qxd7 Rxd7 29. Rc6 f5 30. Kf1 Kf7 31. Ke2 Ke6 32. Ra6 g5 33. a4 Rxd6 34. Rxa7 Rb6 35. a5 Rb2+ 36. Ke3 f4+ 37. Kf3 h5 38. a6 Ra2 39. Ra8 Kf7 40. h4 Ra3+ 41. Ke2 f3+ 42. gxf3 gxh4 43. Kf1 d4 44. Rd8 h3 45. Kg1 Rxa6 46. Rxd4 Rg6+ 47. Kh2 Rg2+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2786) – Ponomariov, Ruslan (2733) [C45]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (3.3), 2013-04-20
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 5. Nb3 Bb6 6. Nc3 Nf6 7. Qe2 d6 8. Be3 Be6 9. O-O-O Qe7 10. g3 O-O-O 11. Bg2 Rhe8 12. Rhe1 Kb8 13. h3 Bxb3 14. axb3 Bxe3+ 15. Qxe3 Qe5 16. Nd5 Ne7 17. Nxf6 Qxf6 18. f4 Nc8 19. Rd4 Qe7 20. Red1 h6 21. Qf3 c6 22. h4 Nb6 23. Qg4 f6 24. h5 Kc7 25. R4d3 Qd7 26. Qe2 Qf7 27. Qd2 Qxh5 28. Bf3 Qf7 29. Rxd6 Qf8 30. e5 fxe5 31. fxe5 Rxd6 32. exd6+ Kb8 33. Bg4 Qf6 34. c4 Qe5 35. Qf4 Qxf4+ 36. gxf4 a5 37. Rg1 g5 38. Bh5 Rd8 39. fxg5 hxg5 40. Rxg5 Nc8 41. c5 b6 42. Bf3 bxc5 43. Rxc5 Nxd6 44. Bxc6 Rc8 45. Rc3 Ka7 46. Ba4 Kb6 47. Kc2 Rxc3+ 48. bxc3 Kc5 49. Kd3 Nf7 50. Ke4 Nd6+ 51. Ke5 Nc4+ 52. bxc4 Kxc4 53. Kd6 Kxc3 54. Kd5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri, Anish (2727) – Radjabov, Teimour (2793) [E06]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (3.4), 2013-04-20
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qa4 a6 8. Qxc4 b5 9. Qc2 Bb7 10. Bd2 Be4 11. Qc1 Bb7 12. a3 Nbd7 13. Ba5 Rc8 14. Nbd2 Nb6 15. Nb3 Bd5 16. Qc2 Be4 17. Qc1 Bd5 18. Qc2 Be4 19. Qc1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Leko, Peter (2744) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2767) [C11]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (3.5), 2013-04-20
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 Qh4+ 16. Bf2 Qd8 17. Bb6 Qc8 18. Rc7 Qd8 19. Qd4 Ba3 20. Nb1 Be7 21. c4 Rb8 22. Nd2 O-O 23. cxd5 exd5 24. O-O Bf5 25. Nb3 Ba3 26. Rb7 Qc8 27. Rc7 Qd8 28. h3 Qh4 29. Kh2 Bb2 30. Qxb2 Rxb6 31. Qf2 Qxf2 32. Rxf2 Rb4 33. g4 Bb1 34. Nc5 d4 35. Rd7 Rb5 36. Nxa6 d3 37. Rd4 g5 38. Nb4 gxf4 39. Nxd3 Bxd3 40. Rxd3 Rxe5 41. Rd4 Ra8 42. a4 Re3 43. Rdxf4 Ra3 44. Rxf7 R3xa4 45. Kg3 R4a7 46. R7f5 Ra5 47. Re2 Rxf5 48. gxf5 Kf7 49. Kf4 Ra6 50. Kg5 h6+ 51. Kh5 Kf6 52. Rf2 Ra4 53. h4 Rb4 54. Rh2 Kxf5 55. Kxh6 Rb6+ 56. Kg7 Rb7+ 57. Kh6 Rb6+ 58. Kg7 Rb7+ 59. Kh6 Ke5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kamsky, Gata (2741) – Topalov, Veselin (2771) [B51]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (3.6), 2013-04-20
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. c3 Nf6 5. Qe2 a6 6. Ba4 b5 7. Bc2 e5 8. O-O Be7 9. d4 cxd4 10. cxd4 O-O 11. Nc3 Bb7 12. a3 Rc8 13. Rd1 exd4 14. Rxd4 Re8 15. Bg5 Qc7 16. Re1 Nf8 17. Qd1 Ne6 18. Rd2 Nxg5 19. Nxg5 Qc5 20. Nf3 Bf8 21. h4 h6 22. Rd4 Qa7 23. Bb3 Rc5 24. Qd2 Qa8 25. Qf4 Qc8 26. Red1 a5 27. Nh2 Rxc3 28. bxc3 Rxe4 29. Rxe4 Bxe4 30. Qd2 d5 31. a4 Bc5 32. Kf1 bxa4 33. Bxa4 Qc7 34. g3 Qc8 35. f3 Bf5 36. g4 Be6 37. Kg2 Bd6 38. Qd4 Qc7 39. Nf1 Be5 40. Qd3 Qxc3 41. Qxc3 Bxc3 42. Ng3 Kf8 43. g5 hxg5 44. hxg5 Ne8 45. Ne2 Bb4 46. Nf4 Nd6 47. Kh1 Nc4 48. Bc6 Bd2 49. Bxd5 Bxf4 50. Bxe6 fxe6 51. Rd4 Bxg5 52. Rxc4 Ke7 53. f4 Bf6 54. Rc5 a4 55. Ra5 a3 56. Rxa3 g5 57. fxg5 Bxg5  ½ – ½ (view game)

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FIDE Grand Prix Zug 2013 Round 2

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Morozevich Alexander RUS 2758 1.5
2 Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2733 1.5
3 Topalov Veselin BUL 2771 1.5
4 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2766 1
5 Giri Anish NLD 2727 1
6 Nakamura Hikaru USA 2767 1
7 Karjakin Sergey RUS 2786 1
8 Caruana Fabiano ITA 2772 1
9 Kasimdzhanov Rustam UZB 2709 1
10 Radjabov Teimour AZE 2793 0.5
11 Leko Peter HUN 2744 0.5
12 Kamsky Gata USA 2741 0.5

Kasimdzhanov, Rustam (2709) – Kamsky, Gata (2741) [C03]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (2.1), 2013-04-19
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Be7 4. Bd3 c5 5. dxc5 Nf6 6. Qe2 a5 7. Ngf3 O-O 8. O-O Na6 9. e5 Nd7 10. c3 Naxc5 11. Bc2 b5 12. Nd4 Qc7 13. Re1 b4 14. Qe3 bxc3 15. bxc3 Ba6 16. Ba3 Rfe8 17. h4 Rac8 18. Rab1 h6 19. h5 f6 20. exf6 Bxf6 21. Qh3 Nf8 22. Rbc1 Bg5 23. N4f3 Bf6 24. Nd4 Bg5 25. N4f3 Bf4 26. g3 Bd6 27. Qg4 Ncd7 28. Bxd6 Qxd6 29. Qa4 e5 30. Qxa5 e4 31. Nd4 Ne5 32. Bb3 Bc4 33. Bxc4 Nxc4 34. Nxc4 Rxc4 35. Nf5 Qc6 36. Rcd1 Rc5 37. Qa7 Nd7 38. Rb1 Qe6 39. Nxg7 Kxg7 40. Rb7 Re7 41. Rxd7 Rxd7 42. Qxc5 Qf6 43. Rd1 Qg5 44. Qd4+ Kg8 45. c4 Qxh5 46. Re1 Qf7 47. cxd5 Rxd5 48. Qxe4 Rd2 49. Qe8+  1 – 0 (view game)

Topalov, Veselin (2771) – Leko, Peter (2744) [D38]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (2.2), 2013-04-19
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 c5 8. e3 c4 9. Nd2 g5 10. Bg3 Bf5 11. Be5 Bxc3 12. bxc3 Nbd7 13. Bd6 Qb6 14. Bb4 a5 15. Ba3 Qc6 16. Be2 b5 17. O-O Rb8 18. f3 b4 19. Bb2 O-O 20. Rc1 Nb6 21. Ba1 Qe6 22. e4 dxe4 23. cxb4 axb4 24. fxe4 Nxe4 25. Bxc4 Nd5 26. Nb3 Bg6 27. Nc5 Qd6 28. Qf3 Rfe8 29. Na6 Rb7 30. Bxd5 Qxd5 31. Nc7 Rxc7 32. Rxc7 Qxa2 33. Qh3 Qd5 34. Qxh6 Nc3 35. Kh1 Qf5 36. Rg1 Ne4 37. Rc2 b3 38. d5 f6 39. Re2 Bf7 40. d6 Qg6 41. Qxg6+ Bxg6 42. d7 Rd8 43. Rd1 Kf7 44. g4 Nc5 45. Rd6 Ne4 46. Rd4 Nc5 47. Re3 Bc2 48. Rc3 Nxd7 49. Re3 f5 50. Bb2 fxg4 51. Rd5 Kg6 52. Re7 Ra8 53. Rdxd7 Ra2 54. Rd6+ Kh5 55. Bg7 g3 56. h3 Bg6 57. Ree6 b2 58. Bxb2  1 – 0 (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2767) – Giri, Anish (2727) [E11]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (2.3), 2013-04-19
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Bxd2+ 5. Nbxd2 d6 6. g3 O-O 7. Bg2 Re8 8. O-O e5 9. e4 a5 10. Qc2 Na6 11. Qc3 exd4 12. Nxd4 Nc5 13. Rfe1 c6 14. b3 Bd7 15. h3 h6 16. Re3 Qc7 17. Rae1 Re7 18. f4 Rae8 19. a3 h5 20. Nc2 Bc8 21. b4 axb4 22. axb4 Ne6 23. Rf1 b6 24. Nf3 Nf8 25. Ng5 N8h7 26. Nxh7 Kxh7 27. Qd3 Kg8 28. Nd4 Bd7 29. Rfe1 c5 30. bxc5 Qxc5 31. Nb3 Qc7 32. Qd4 Bc6 33. Nd2 b5 34. cxb5 Bxb5 35. Nb1 Qa7 36. Qxa7 Rxa7 37. Nc3 Bc6 38. Rd1 Rd7 39. Rd4 Ra8 40. Bf3 Ra3 41. Kf2 Kf8 42. Rc4 Bb7 43. e5 Ne8 44. Bxb7 Rxb7 45. Rc8 dxe5 46. Rxe5 Re7 47. Nd5 Rxe5 48. fxe5 Ra5 49. Rd8 Rc5 50. Kf3 Rc6 51. Kf4 Rc1 52. Ra8 Rf1+ 53. Kg5 Re1 54. Kf5 Rf1+ 55. Nf4 Rf3 56. g4 hxg4 57. hxg4 Rf1 58. g5 Ke7 59. Ra7+ Kf8 60. Rd7 g6+ 61. Ke4 Re1+ 62. Kd5 Rd1+ 63. Kc6 Rxd7 64. Kxd7 Ng7 65. e6 Nf5 66. Nd5 fxe6 67. Kxe6 Nd4+ 68. Kf6 Nf3 69. Nf4 Nxg5 70. Kxg5 Kf7 71. Nxg6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Radjabov, Teimour (2793) – Karjakin, Sergey (2786) [D85]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (2.4), 2013-04-19
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 Bxf3 16. gxf3 Nd4 17. Bxd4 Bxd4 18. Qxd4 Qxe2 19. Kg2 b6 20. Qe5 Rfe8 21. Rfc1 Qd3 22. h4 Rac8 23. Ra1 a5 24. Rc7 Rxc7 25. Qxc7 Qd4 26. Rb1 Qc5 27. Qa7 Qd6 28. Rxb6 Qf4 29. Qd7 Kf8 30. Ra6 Qxh4 31. Qg4 Qxg4+ 32. fxg4 e6 33. Rxa5 exd5 34. exd5 Ke7 35. Kg3 Kd6 36. f3 Re5 37. Ra7 Re7 38. Ra8 Kxd5 39. Rh8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ponomariov, Ruslan (2733) – Caruana, Fabiano (2772) [C78]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (2.5), 2013-04-19
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 Re8 11. Re1 Na5 12. Bc2 c5 13. h3 Nc6 14. dxc5 dxc5 15. a4 Rb8 16. axb5 axb5 17. c4 Nb4 18. cxb5 Bd7 19. Nc4 Bxb5 20. Nfd2 Bc7 21. Ra3 Bxc4 22. Nxc4 Qxd1 23. Bxd1 Nxe4 24. Ra7 Nd6 25. Ba4 Rec8 26. Nxe5 Nb5 27. Bxb5 Rxb5 28. Bd2 Nc2 29. Nc6 Bd6 30. Ne7+ Bxe7 31. Rexe7 Rf8 32. Bc3 Nb4 33. Red7 h6 34. Kf1 Rb6 35. f3 Nc6 36. Rac7 Nb8 37. Rd5 Na6 38. Ra7 Rc6 39. Rdd7 c4 40. Rd4 Rfc8 41. Re7 R6c7 42. Rxc7 Rxc7 43. Ke2 Rc6 44. f4 Kf8 45. f5 g6 46. g4 gxf5 47. gxf5 Nc7 48. Kd2 Ke7 49. Re4+ Kd7 50. Bb4 Rf6 51. Re5 Ne8 52. Ke3 Rb6 53. Rd5+ Kc6 54. Rc5+ Kd7 55. Bc3 Nd6 56. Kf4 Ra6 57. Be5 f6 58. Bxf6 Ra1 59. Bc3 Rf1+ 60. Kg4 Rf2 61. h4 Rf1 62. Rd5 Kc6 63. Ra5 Kb6 64. Re5 Kc6 65. Bb4 h5+ 66. Kxh5 Nxf5 67. Kg5 Nd4 68. Rc5+ Kb6 69. Rxc4 Nf3+ 70. Kh5 Ne5 71. Re4 Nd3 72. Bc3 Kc6 73. Rc4+ Kb5 74. Rd4 Nf4+ 75. Kg4 Ne6 76. Re4 Nc5 77. Re1  1 – 0 (view game)

Morozevich, Alexander (2758) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2766) [D90]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (2.6), 2013-04-19
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. h4 c5 6. dxc5 Na6 7. h5 O-O 8. hxg6 fxg6 9. Bh6 Bxh6 10. Rxh6 dxc4 11. Rh4 Nxc5 12. Rxc4 b6 13. b4 Qxd1+ 14. Rxd1 Ba6 15. e3 Ncd7 16. Rcd4 Bxf1 17. Kxf1 Rfc8 18. Ne2 Nf8 19. Nf4 Rc2 20. a4 Rac8 21. b5 Ra2 22. R1d2 Rxd2 23. Rxd2 Rc1+ 24. Ke2 Ra1 25. Rd4 Ra2+ 26. Ke1 Ra1+ 27. Ke2 Ra2+ 28. Ke1 Ra1+ 29. Ke2 Ra2+  ½ – ½ (view game)

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FIDE Grand Prix Zug 2013 Round 1

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 18, 2013 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana Fabiano ITA 2772 1
2 Morozevich Alexander RUS 2758 1
3 Karjakin Sergey RUS 2786 0.5
4 Topalov Veselin BUL 2771 0.5
5 Nakamura Hikaru USA 2767 0.5
6 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2766 0.5
7 Leko Peter HUN 2744 0.5
8 Kamsky Gata USA 2741 0.5
9 Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2733 0.5
10 Giri Anish NLD 2727 0.5
11 Radjabov Teimour AZE 2793 0
12 Kasimdzhanov Rustam UZB 2709 0

Morozevich, Alexander (2758) – Kasimdzhanov, Rustam (2709) [A07]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (1.1), 2013-04-18
1. g3 d5 2. Nf3 Bg4 3. Bg2 Nd7 4. h3 Bxf3 5. Bxf3 Ngf6 6. d3 c6 7. Nd2 g6 8. e4 Bg7 9. Qe2 Qc7 10. Bg2 O-O 11. O-O e5 12. b3 Rfe8 13. Bb2 Rad8 14. Rfe1 d4 15. h4 Nc5 16. Bh3 b5 17. Nf3 a5 18. Bc1 a4 19. Bd2 Ra8 20. b4 Ne6 21. Rac1 Rad8 22. Ng5 Nf8 23. c4 dxc3 24. Rxc3 N6d7 25. Rec1 Nb8 26. a3 h6 27. Nf3 Ne6 28. Be3 Rd6 29. Qd2 Kh7 30. Kg2 Red8 31. Rh1 Qe7 32. Bb6 Re8 33. Rhc1 Qb7 34. Be3 Qe7 35. Qa2 Kh8 36. Qc2 Kg8 37. Qe2 Kh8 38. Kh2 Kg8 39. h5 g5 40. Ne1 Kh8 41. Ng2 Kg8 42. Bc5 Nxc5 43. Rxc5 Red8 44. Ne3 Qa7 45. R5c3 Rf6 46. Nf5 Re8 47. Qe3 Qxe3 48. fxe3 Bf8 49. Bg2 Ree6 50. d4 exd4 51. exd4 g4 52. Rf1 Nd7 53. Rf4  1 – 0 (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2766) – Ponomariov, Ruslan (2733) [D37]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (1.2), 2013-04-18
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Be7 4. Bf4 Nf6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Qc2 c5 7. dxc5 Na6 8. e3 Nxc5 9. Be2 dxc4 10. Bxc4 a6 11. Rd1 Qa5 12. Ne5 Nce4 13. O-O Nxc3 14. bxc3 Qc5 15. Be2 Nd5 16. c4 Nxf4 17. exf4 b6 18. Qb3 Bd6 19. Bf3 Ra7 20. Rfe1 Rc7 21. g3 Bxe5 22. Rxe5 Qxc4 23. Qxb6 Rd7 24. Qb2 Rxd1+ 25. Bxd1 Rd8 26. Bf3 h6 27. Re1 Qb5 28. Rb1 Bd7 29. Be2 Qxb2 30. Rxb2 a5 31. f3 Bc6 32. Kf2 Bd5 33. a4 Kf8 34. Rb5 Ra8 35. Rc5 g5 36. fxg5 hxg5 37. f4 gxf4 38. gxf4 Kg7 39. h4 Bb3 40. Bb5 Rh8 41. Kg3 Kf6 42. Be2 Bxa4 43. Rxa5 Bc2 44. Bf3 Rg8+ 45. Kf2 Bf5 46. Ra8 Rxa8 47. Bxa8 Kg7 48. Kg3 f6 49. Bh1 e5 50. fxe5 fxe5 51. h5 Kh6 52. Bf3 Kg5 53. Kf2 Kf4 54. Bg2 Bh7 55. Bf3 Bb1 56. Bg2 Bc2 57. Bf3 Bd3 58. Bg2 Bf5 59. Bf3 Bh7 60. Bg2 Bb1 61. Bf3 Bh7 62. Bg2 Kg4 63. Bf3+ Kf4 64. Bg2 e4 65. Bf1 Bf5 66. Be2 e3+ 67. Ke1 Kg5 68. Bf3 Bd3 69. Be2 Bxe2 70. Kxe2 Kxh5 71. Kxe3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2772) – Radjabov, Teimour (2793) [C63]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (1.3), 2013-04-18
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f5 4. d3 fxe4 5. dxe4 Nf6 6. O-O Bc5 7. Bxc6 bxc6 8. Nxe5 O-O 9. Nc3 d6 10. Na4 Qe8 11. Nd3 Nxe4 12. Naxc5 Nxc5 13. Nxc5 dxc5 14. Be3 Qg6 15. Qd3 Bf5 16. Qc4+ Be6 17. Qe2 c4 18. f3 a6 19. Bd4 Rae8 20. Kh1 Bd5 21. Qd2 Re6 22. Bc3 h6 23. Rf2 Kh7 24. Raf1 Rf5 25. Re1 Rd6 26. Be5 Rd7 27. Qc3 Qg5 28. Rfe2 Rdf7 29. Re3 h5 30. R1e2 Qg6 31. h3 Qg5 32. Kh2 h4 33. Qd4 Re7 34. Qg4 Kg8 35. Bc3 Rxe3 36. Rxe3 Kf7 37. Be1 Qf4+ 38. Qxf4 Rxf4 39. Ra3 Rd4 40. Rxa6 g5 41. Ra7 Rd1 42. Rxc7+ Ke6 43. Bb4 c3 44. Bxc3 Rc1 45. Rg7 Bxa2 46. Rxg5 Rxc2 47. Rg6+ Kd7 48. Rg4 Bd5 49. Kg1 Rc1+ 50. Kf2 Rc2+ 51. Kf1 Be6  1 – 0 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2786) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2767) [C11]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (1.4), 2013-04-18
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. f5 Qc8 17. Rb3 Qc4 18. fxe6 fxe6 19. Rf1 Be7 20. Qd3 Rc8 21. Kd2 Rf8 22. Qxc4 Rxc4 23. Rb8+ Bc8 24. Rxf8+ Bxf8 25. Ne2 Kd7 26. c3 Ra4 27. Nc1 Kc7 28. Rb1 Bd7 29. Ra1 Bb5 30. Nb3 Kc6 31. Kc2 Bc4 32. Kb2 Bd3 33. a3 Be7 34. Nd2 Kb5 35. g3 h5 36. Kb3 g5 37. Kb2 g4 38. Be3 Bf8 39. Bd4 Bf5 40. Kb3 Bh6 41. Rd1 Bd3 42. Kb2 Bf8 43. Ra1 Be7 44. Be3 h4 45. Bd4 h3 46. Be3 Bf5 47. Kb3 Bf8 48. Kb2 Bg7 49. Bd4 Bh6 50. Rd1 Bg6 51. Kb3 Bf5 52. Kb2 Bg5 53. Kb3 Kc6 54. Nf1 Ra5 55. Ne3 Rb5+ 56. Ka2 Be4 57. Re1 Bf3 58. a4 Rb7 59. Rb1 Rxb1 60. Kxb1 a5 61. Kc2 Bd8 62. Kd2 Kd7 63. Nc2 Ke8 64. Be3 Bc7 65. Bf4 Be4 66. Nd4 Kd7 67. Kc1 Bg6 68. Kb2 Be8 69. Kb3 Bg6 70. Kb2 Bd3 71. Kb3 Bb6 72. Kb2 Ke7 73. Kb3 Kf7 74. Kb2 Ba6 75. Kb3 Kg6 76. Bd2 Bc8 77. Kb2 Bd7 78. Kb3 Bc5 79. Bc1 Bxd4 80. cxd4 Kf5 81. Kc3 Ke4 82. Ba3 Bxa4 83. Bb2 Ke3 84. Ba3 Bb5 85. Bb2 a4 86. Ba3 Bc4 87. Bb2 Bb3 88. Ba3 Ke2 89. Bb2 Bd1 90. Ba3 Kf2 91. Kd2 Kg2 92. Ke1 Bb3 93. Bb2 Kf3 94. Kd2 Ba2 95. Ba3 Bc4 96. Bb2 Ke4 97. Kc3 Kf3 98. Kd2 Kg2 99. Ke1 Kxh2 100. Kf2 Kh1 101. Ba3 Be2 102. Bb2 h2 103. Ba3 Bd1 104. Bb2 Be2 105. Ba3 Bd1 106. Bb2 Be2 107. Ba3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri, Anish (2727) – Topalov, Veselin (2771) [D76]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (1.5), 2013-04-18
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. Nf3 O-O 7. O-O Nb6 8. Nc3 Nc6 9. e3 Re8 10. h3 a5 11. Qc2 e5 12. Nxe5 Nxe5 13. dxe5 Bxe5 14. e4 Qe7 15. Kh2 Bd7 16. Bh6 Qc5 17. Rac1 Bc6 18. Nd5 Qxc2 19. Rxc2 Bxd5 20. exd5 Bd6 21. Rfc1 Rad8 22. Bg5 Rc8 23. Bf4 Bxf4 24. gxf4 Rcd8 25. Rxc7 Nxd5 26. Rxb7 Nxf4 27. Rcc7 Rf8 28. Bf1 Ne6 29. Rc2 Rd5 30. Bc4 Rf5 31. Bxe6 fxe6 32. Kg1 Rg5+ 33. Kf1 Rh5 34. Kg2 Rg5+ 35. Kf1 Rh5 36. Kg2 Rg5+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Leko, Peter (2744) – Kamsky, Gata (2741) [C80]
Renova FIDE GP Zug Zug SUI (1.6), 2013-04-18
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. Nbd2 Be7 10. c3 O-O 11. Bc2 f5 12. Nb3 Qd7 13. Nbd4 Nxd4 14. Nxd4 c5 15. Ne2 Rad8 16. Nf4 c4 17. Be3 g5 18. Nxe6 Qxe6 19. Bd4 a5 20. Qe2 f4 21. Bxe4 dxe4 22. Qxe4 f3 23. Be3 Rd5 24. gxf3 Rxe5 25. Qg4 Qg6 26. Rad1 h5 27. Qd7 Qf7 28. Rfe1 Qxf3 29. Bd4 Rd8 30. Qxd8+ Bxd8 31. Bxe5 Be7 32. Rd2 Bc5 33. Bd4 Bd6 34. Be5 Bc5 35. Bd4 Bd6 36. Be5 Bc5 37. Bd4 Bd6  ½ – ½ (view game)

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FIDE Grand Prix Zug 2013

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 18, 2013 in Chess news

Round 1: 18th April 2013

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Morozevich Alexander RUS 2758 0
2 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2766 0
3 Caruana Fabiano ITA 2772 0
4 Karjakin Sergey RUS 2786 0
5 Giri Anish NLD 2727 0
6 Leko Peter HUN 2744 0
7 Kamsky Gata USA 2741 0
8 Topalov Veselin BUL 2771 0
9 Nakamura Hikaru USA 2767 0
10 Radjabov Teimour AZE 2793 0
11 Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2733 0
12 Kasimdzhanov Rustam UZB 2709 0

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Posted by 365Chess.com on April 12, 2013 in Site news

The database was updated and 1301 new games were added.

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Magnus Carlsen wins the World Chess Championship Candidates London 2013

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

Final 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 8
4 Aronian, Levon ARM 2809 8
6 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2764 6.5
5 Gelfand, Boris ISR 2740 6.5
7 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2757 6
8 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2793 4

Aronian,L (2809) – Radjabov,T (2793) [E71]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (14), 2013-04-01
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. h3 O-O 6. Bg5 a6 7. Nf3 c5 8. dxc5 Qa5 9. Bd3 dxc5 10. O-O Nc6 11. Nd5 Be6 12. Qb3 b5 13. Rac1 bxc4 14. Bxc4 Nxe4 15. Qb7 Rac8 16. Bxe7 Bxd5 17. Bxf8 Rb8 18. Qxb8 Nxb8 19. Bxd5 Kxf8 20. Bxe4 Nd7 21. b3 Qxa2 22. Rcd1 Ne5 23. Rd8+ Ke7 24. Rb8 Nxf3+ 25. Bxf3 Bd4 26. g3 a5 27. Re1+ Kf6 28. Re2 Qb1+ 29. Kg2 a4 30. Rb7 a3 31. Bd5 a2 32. Rxf7+ Kg5 33. h4+ Kh6 34. Ree7 g5 35. Be4  1 – 0 (view game)

Carlsen,M (2872) – Svidler,P (2747) [C84]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (14), 2013-04-01
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a3 O-O 9. Nc3 Bb7 10. Bd2 Qd7 11. a4 Nd8 12. axb5 axb5 13. Rxa8 Bxa8 14. Ne2 Ne6 15. Ng3 c5 16. Nf5 Bd8 17. c4 bxc4 18. Bxc4 Bc7 19. Re1 Re8 20. Qc1 Nh5 21. g3 g6 22. Nh6+ Kg7 23. Ng5 Nxg5 24. Bxg5 d5 25. exd5 Bxd5 26. Ng4 Bf3 27. Bf6+ Kg8 28. Nh6+ Kf8 29. Qe3 Bb7 30. Bh4 Qh3 31. f3 Nf4 32. gxf4 Qxh4 33. Nxf7 Bxf3 34. Qf2 Qg4+ 35. Qg3 exf4 36. Rxe8+ Kxe8 37. Qxg4 Bxg4 38. Ng5 h6 39. Nf7 h5 40. Nh6 Bd1 41. Kf2 f3 42. h3 Bf4 43. Nf7 g5 44. Ke1 g4 45. hxg4 hxg4 46. Kxd1 g3 47. Ke1 g2 48. Kf2 Bh2  0 – 1 (view game)

Ivanchuk,V (2757) – Kramnik,V (2810) [B08]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (14), 2013-04-01
1. d4 d6 2. e4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Be2 O-O 6. O-O a6 7. h3 Nc6 8. Bg5 b5 9. a3 h6 10. Be3 e5 11. dxe5 dxe5 12. Qc1 Kh7 13. Bc5 Re8 14. Rd1 Bd7 15. b4 Qc8 16. Qe3 Nd8 17. a4 bxa4 18. Nxa4 Ne6 19. Bc4 Nh5 20. Nc3 Nhf4 21. Nd5 Bb5 22. Bb3 Bc6 23. Ra5 Qb7 24. g3 Nxh3+ 25. Kg2 Nhg5 26. Rh1 Kg8 27. Nxg5 Nxg5 28. f3 Bxd5 29. Bxd5 c6 30. Bc4 Qc8 31. Qb3 h5 32. Be3 Ne6 33. Rha1 h4 34. gxh4 Qd8 35. Rxa6 Rc8 36. Rh1 Rc7 37. Bxe6 Rxe6 38. b5 Rb7 39. b6 c5 40. Rb1 Bf8 41. Qd5 Qb8 42. Rba1 Rd6 43. Ra8 Rxd5 44. Rxb8 Rxb8 45. exd5 Bd6 46. Ra6 Rb7 47. Kf1  1 – 0 (view game)

Gelfand,B (2740) – Grischuk,A (2764) [D85]
FIDE Candidates London ENG (14), 2013-04-01
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Bd2 Bg7 6. e4 Nxc3 7. Bxc3 c5 8. d5 Bxc3+ 9. bxc3 O-O 10. Qd2 e6 11. Bc4 exd5 12. Bxd5 Nc6 13. Nf3 Qf6 14. O-O Bg4 15. Qe3 Bxf3 16. gxf3 Rae8 17. Kh1 b5 18. Rad1 b4 19. f4 Ne7 20. c4 Qa6 21. Qxc5 Nxd5 22. exd5 Qa3 23. d6 Qf3+ 24. Kg1 Qg4+ 25. Kh1 Qf3+ 26. Kg1 Qg4+ 27. Kh1 Qf3+  ½ – ½ (view game)

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