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September 2014

Viswanathan Anand wins the Bilbao Chess Masters Final 2014

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

Final Standings

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

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

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

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Bilbao Chess Masters Final 2014, round 5

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

Partial Standings

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

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

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

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Bilbao Chess Masters Final 2014, round 4

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

Partial Standings

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

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

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

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Bilbao Chess Masters Final 2014, round 3

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

Partial Standings

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

Anand,V (2785) – Aronian,L (2804) [C84]
7th Grand Slam Masters Bilbao ESP (3), 2014-09-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. Nc3 d6 9. a3 Na5 10. Ba2 Be6 11. b4 Bxa2 12. Rxa2 Nc6 13. Bg5 Qd7 14. Bxf6 Bxf6 15. Nd5 Bd8 16. a4 Ne7 17. Ne3 Rb8 18. axb5 axb5 19. c3 Qe6 20. Qb1 d5 21. exd5 Nxd5 22. Nxd5 Qxd5 23. Re1 Bf6 24. Rae2 c5 25. Nxe5 cxb4 26. Qxb4 Bxe5 27. Rxe5 Qxd3 28. h3 h6 29. R1e3 Qd1+ 30. Re1 Qa4 31. Rb1 Qxb4 32. Rxb4 Rfc8 33. Rbxb5 Rxb5 34. Rxb5 Rxc3  ½ – ½ (view game)

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

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Bilbao Chess Masters Final 2014, round 2

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

Partial Standings

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

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

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

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Bilbao Chess Masters Final 2014

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

Partial Standings

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

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

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

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Sinquefield Cup 2014

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

Final Standings

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

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

Topalov,V (2772) – Carlsen,M (2877) [C67]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (10), 2014-09-06
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. h3 Ke8 10. Nc3 b6 11. Bf4 Bb4 12. Ne4 Ba6 13. Rfc1 Be2 14. Nfd2 Bxd2 15. Nxd2 Nd4 16. Be3 Nf5 17. Bf4 Nd4 18. Be3 Nf5 19. Bf4 Nd4  ½ – ½ (view game)

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

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Sinquefield Cup 2014, round 9

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

Partial Standings

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

Caruana, Fabiano (2801) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2787) [C67]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (9.1), 2014-09-05
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. h3 Ke8 10. Nc3 h5 11. Bf4 Be7 12. Rad1 Be6 13. Ng5 Rh6 14. Rfe1 Bb4 15. g4 hxg4 16. hxg4 Ne7 17. Nxe6 Rxe6 18. Kg2 Rd8 19. Rxd8+ Kxd8 20. Rd1+ Kc8 21. Bg3 Bxc3 22. bxc3 Rg6 23. Rd4 f5 24. Bh4 c5 25. Rf4 Nd5 26. Rxf5 Rxg4+ 27. Bg3 Kd8 28. Kh3 Rg6 29. c4 Ne7 30. Rf8+ Kd7 31. f4 Ke6 32. Bh4 Rh6 33. Re8 g5 34. fxg5 Rg6 35. Kg4 Kf7 36. Rh8 Ra6 37. Rh7+ Kf8 38. Rh6 Ng6 39. Kf5 Kg7 40. Bf2 Ne7+ 41. Ke4 Ra4 42. Re6 Nc6 43. Kf5 Rxc4 44. Rg6+ Kf8 45. Rf6+ Kg8 46. g6 Rxc2 47. Be3 Nd4+ 48. Bxd4 cxd4 49. Rf7 d3 50. Rd7 Rf2+ 51. Kg5 Rg2+ 52. Kf6 Rf2+ 53. Kg5 Rg2+ 54. Kf6 Rf2+ 55. Kg5 Rg2+  ½ – ½ (view game)

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

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

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Fabiano Caruana wins the Sinquefield Cup 2014

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

Partial Standings

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

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

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

Nakamura, Hikaru (2787) – Topalov, Veselin (2772) [C67]
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 Saint Louis USA (8.3), 2014-09-04
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. h3 Ke8 10. Nc3 Ne7 11. Ne4 Ng6 12. Re1 h6 13. Kh2 c5 14. c4 Be6 15. b3 b6 16. g4 h5 17. Kg3 Rd8 18. Neg5 Bc8 19. Bb2 Be7 20. Rad1 Rxd1 21. Rxd1 hxg4 22. hxg4 f6 23. exf6 gxf6 24. Re1 Kf8 25. Ne4 Kf7 26. Bc1 Rg8 27. Rh1 Bb7 28. Re1 Re8 29. Nfd2 Ne5 30. Bb2 Nd3 31. Rb1 Rg8 32. Kf3 Nxb2 33. Rxb2 Bc8 34. g5 f5 35. Nf6 Rxg5 36. Nd5 Bb7 37. Rb1 Rg4 38. Rh1 Bd6 39. Ke2 Rd4 40. Rh7+ Kg6 41. Rd7 Bxd5 42. cxd5 Rxd5 43. Nc4 b5 44. Nxd6 cxd6 45. Rxa7 b4 46. a4 bxa3 47. Rxa3 Re5+ 48. Kd3 Kg5 49. Ra6 Re1 50. Kd2 Re6 51. Rb6 Kg4 52. b4 cxb4 53. Rxb4+ Kf3 54. Kd1 f4 55. Rd4 Re4 56. Rd2 d5 57. Ra2 Kg2  0 – 1 (view game)

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Sinquefield Cup 2014, round 7

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

Partial Standings

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

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

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

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

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Sinquefield Cup 2014, round 6

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

Partial Standings

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

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

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

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

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Sinquefield Cup 2014, Round 5

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

Partial Standings

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

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

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

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

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