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December 2014

Viswanathan Anand wins the 6th London Chess Classic 2014

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

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2793 7
2 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2769 7
3 Giri, Anish NED 2768 7
4 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2775 6
5 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2829 4
6 Adams, Michael ENG 2745 4

Giri,A (2768) – Kramnik,V (2769) [E06]
6th London Classic 2014 London ENG (5), 2014-12-14
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. Qxc4 b5 9. Qc2 Bb7 10. Bd2 Be4 11. Qc1 c6 12. a4 Nbd7 13. Nc3 Bg6 14. Ne5 Nxe5 15. dxe5 Nd5 16. axb5 axb5 17. Nxd5 cxd5 18. Rxa8 Qxa8 19. Qc7 Re8 20. Rc1 b4 21. Bf3 h6 22. Kg2 b3 23. Qd7 Bc2 24. Ra1 Qc8 25. Qa4 Qb8 26. e4 d4 27. Qxd4 Rd8 28. Qc3 Qb7 29. Be1 Rc8 30. Ra7 Qxa7 31. Qxc8+ Kh7 32. Qc4 Bc5 33. Be2 Bd4 34. Bd3 Qa1 35. Qxd4 Qxe1 36. Bc4 Bxe4+ 37. f3 Bc2 38. Bd3+ g6 39. Bc4 g5 40. g4 h5 41. gxh5 Kh6 42. Qd8 Qxe5 43. Qf8+ Qg7 44. Qxg7+ Kxg7 45. h4 Kh6 46. hxg5+ Kxh5 47. Kf2 Kxg5 48. Ke3 Kf5 49. f4 Kg4 50. Bb5 Kf5 51. Bc4 Kg6 52. Kf2 Kf6 53. Kf3 Kg6 54. Kf2 Bd1 55. Ke3 Kf5 56. Bb5 Kg4 57. Be8 f6 58. Bd7 Kf5 59. Bb5 Bc2 60. Bd7 Bb1 61. Ba4 Bc2 62. Bd7 Bb1 63. Ba4 Bc2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana,F (2829) – Nakamura,Hi (2775) [C67]
6th London Classic 2014 London ENG (5), 2014-12-14
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 Be6 11. g4 Ne7 12. Nd4 Bd7 13. Re1 h5 14. e6 fxe6 15. Nxe6 Bxe6 16. Rxe6 Kd7 17. Re2 hxg4 18. hxg4 Ng6 19. Bg5 Bd6 20. Ne4 Rh7 21. Nxd6 cxd6 22. f4 Rah8 23. Rae1 c5 24. a4 a6 25. Rg2 Rh3 26. Re4 b5 27. axb5 axb5 28. f5 Ne5 29. Bf4 Nf3+ 30. Kf1 g5 31. fxg6 Rg8 32. Rge2 Nd4 33. Re7+ Kc6 34. Kg2 Rh4 35. Kg3 Rh1 36. R2e6 Nxe6 37. Rxe6 Kd5 38. Rxd6+ Ke4 39. Re6+ Kd5 40. Re5+ Kd4 41. Rg5 Ke4 42. Re5+ Kd4 43. c3+ Kc4 44. Be3 Rxg6 45. Rxc5+ Kd3 46. Bf2 Rgh6 47. g5 R6h3+ 48. Kg4 R3h2 49. Rd5+ Kc2 50. Bd4 Kxb2 51. Rxb5+ Kc2 52. Kf5 Rg2 53. Kf6 Rh3 54. Rc5 Rhg3 55. Kg6 Kd3 56. Bf6 Rg1 57. Rc8 R3g2 58. Kf5 Rf1+ 59. Ke6 Rfg1 60. Rc5 Re2+ 61. Kf7 Reg2 62. Kg6 Rg3 63. Bd4 R1g2 64. Bf6 Rg1 65. Rc7 R3g2 66. Rc8 Rg3 67. c4 Rg4 68. c5 Kc4 69. Be7 Re4 70. Bf6 Kd5 71. c6 Kd6 72. Kf7 Rf4 73. Kg7 Rc4 74. Kf7 Rxc6 75. Rd8+ Kc7 76. Rf8 Rf1 77. Kg7 Kd7 78. Rf7+ Ke6 79. Re7+ Kf5 80. Re5+ Kg4 81. Kg6 Rc4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Adams,Mi (2745) – Anand,V (2793) [C67]
6th London Classic 2014 London ENG (5), 2014-12-14
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. h3 Ke8 10. Nc3 h5 11. Rd1 Be7 12. g3 b6 13. a4 Bb7 14. a5 c5 15. Nd5 Bd8 16. Bg5 Rf8 17. c4 Bxd5 18. Rxd5 Bxg5 19. Nxg5 Ke7 20. Kg2 Nd4 21. Rd1 Rad8 22. Nf3 c6 23. Rxd8 Rxd8 24. Ng5 b5 25. cxb5 cxb5 26. Ne4 Nc6 27. Rxd8 Kxd8 28. e6 fxe6 29. Nxc5 Ke7 30. Nb3 Kd6 31. Kf3 Kd5 32. Kf4 Kc4 33. Nc1 Nxa5 34. Kg5 Nb3 35. Ne2 b4 36. Kxh5 a5  0 – 1 (view game)

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6th London Chess Classic 2014 Round 4

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 13, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2769 6
2 Giri, Anish NED 2768 6
3 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2775 5
4 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2793 4
5 Adams, Michael ENG 2745 4
6 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2829 3

Anand, Viswanathan (2793) – Giri, Anish (2768) [D37]
6th London Classic 2014 London ENG (4.1), 2014-12-13
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. e4 Bb4 6. Bxc4 Nxe4 7. O-O Nxc3 8. bxc3 Be7 9. Ne5 O-O 10. Qg4 Nc6 11. Re1 f5 12. Qf3 Nxe5 13. Rxe5 Kh8 14. h3 Bd6 15. Re2 h6 16. Bd2 Qe7 17. Rae1 Rf6 18. Bb3 a5 19. c4 a4 20. Bc2 Bb4 21. Bc3 Bxc3 22. Qxc3 Bd7 23. d5 Qd6 24. Re5 exd5 25. Rxd5 Qc6 26. Qb4 Be6 27. Rc5 Qb6 28. Rb1 Bg8 29. Rxf5 Qxb4 30. Rxb4 Rxf5 31. Bxf5 a3 32. Bd3 Rd8 33. Rb3 b5 34. Rxa3 Bxc4 35. Bxc4 bxc4 36. Rc3 Rd1+ 37. Kh2 Rd2 38. a4 Rxf2 39. Rxc4 Ra2 40. Kg3 Kh7 41. Kf3 Kg6 42. h4 c5 43. Rxc5 Rxa4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2769) – Caruana, Fabiano (2829) [D91]
6th London Classic 2014 London ENG (4.2), 2014-12-13
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bg5 Ne4 6. Bf4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 c5 8. cxd5 Qxd5 9. e3 cxd4 10. cxd4 O-O 11. Be2 Qa5+ 12. Qd2 Qxd2+ 13. Kxd2 Nc6 14. Rhc1 Rd8 15. Rc5 Bf5 16. Rac1 Be4 17. Bd3 Bd5 18. Bc4 Bxf3 19. gxf3 Nxd4 20. exd4 Rxd4+ 21. Ke3 Rxf4 22. Kxf4 Bh6+ 23. Rg5 Kf8 24. Kg4 f6 25. f4 fxg5 26. fxg5 Bg7 27. Be6 Be5 28. h4 Kg7 29. h5 gxh5+ 30. Kxh5 Rf8 31. Rc8 Rxc8 32. Bxc8 b5 33. Ba6 b4 34. Kg4 h6 35. gxh6+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2775) – Adams, Michael (2745) [D30]
6th London Classic 2014 London ENG (4.3), 2014-12-13
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Bg5 Be7 5. Qc2 h6 6. Bxf6 Bxf6 7. e3 c5 8. cxd5 cxd4 9. Bb5+ Bd7 10. dxe6 Qa5+ 11. Nbd2 Qxb5 12. exd7+ Nxd7 13. Qe4+ Kf8 14. Nxd4 Qxb2 15. Rb1 Qxa2 16. Qxb7 Rd8 17. Qb4+ Kg8 18. O-O a5 19. Qc3 Qd5 20. Qc7 Nf8 21. Rb5 Qd7 22. Qxd7 Rxd7 23. N2f3 Bxd4 24. Nxd4 Ne6 25. Nxe6 fxe6 26. Rxa5 Kf7 27. g4 Rc8 28. Rb1 Rc2 29. Ra8 Rc4 30. h3 h5 31. gxh5 Rh4 32. Rh8 Kf6 33. Kh2 Rd5 34. Rf8+ Ke7 35. Rf3 Rf5 36. Rxf5 exf5 37. Rg1 Kf6 38. Rg6+ Kf7 39. Rg5 Kf6 40. f4  1 – 0 (view game)

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6th London Chess Classic 2014 Round 3

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 13, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2769 5
2 Giri, Anish NED 2768 5
3 Adams, Michael ENG 2745 4
4 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2793 3
5 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2775 2
6 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2829 2

Adams, Michael (2745) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2769) [C67]
6th London Classic 2014 London ENG (3.1), 2014-12-12
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. g3 Bc4 15. Rfe1 Rg6 16. Nce4 Rd8 17. Rxd8+ Bxd8 18. b3 Bd5 19. c4 Bxg5 20. Nxg5 Be6 21. Kg2 c5 22. Nxe6 Rxe6 23. Rd1 Nd4 24. g4 hxg4 25. hxg4 Ra6 26. Rd2 Ra3 27. Be3 a5 28. Bxd4 cxd4 29. Kf3 a4 30. Rb2 axb3 31. axb3 Ra1 32. Ke4 Rd1 33. b4 Ke7 34. Rb3 b6 35. b5 Rg1 36. Rg3 Rf1 37. f4 g5 38. f5 Rf4+ 39. Kd5 Kd7 40. c5 bxc5 41. Kxc5 Re4 42. Kd5 Re3 43. Rg2 d3 44. Rd2 Rg3 45. Rd1 Rxg4 46. Rxd3 Rf4 47. f6 Rf1 48. e6+ Ke8 49. exf7+ Kxf7 50. Rc3 Rf5+ 51. Kc6 g4 52. Rg3 Rg5 53. Kxc7 Rxb5 54. Rxg4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2829) – Giri, Anish (2768) [C67]
6th London Classic 2014 London ENG (3.2), 2014-12-12
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 Ke8 10. Ne2 b6 11. Rd1 Bb7 12. b3 Rc8 13. Bb2 Be7 14. Ned4 Nxd4 15. Nxd4 Rg8 16. Nf5 c5 17. c4 Be4 18. Ng3 Bg6 19. f4 h5 20. f5 h4 21. fxg6 hxg3 22. gxf7+ Kxf7 23. hxg3 Ke6 24. Kf2 Rcd8 25. Ke2 Rxd1 26. Rxd1 Rh8 27. Bc3 c6 28. Bd2 Re8 29. Rh1 Kxe5 30. Bc3+ Kf5 31. Kf3 Kg6 32. Rd1 Rd8 33. Rxd8 Bxd8 34. Be5 Kf7 35. Kf4 a6 36. Bb8 Ke6 37. g4 b5 38. Be5 g6 39. Ke4 Be7 40. Bf4 Bf8 41. Be3 Bd6 42. Bf4 Bf8 43. Be3 Bd6 44. Bf4 Bf8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2775) – Anand, Viswanathan (2793) [C52]
6th London Classic 2014 London ENG (3.3), 2014-12-12
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bxb4 5. c3 Ba5 6. d4 d6 7. Qb3 Qd7 8. dxe5 Bb6 9. a4 Na5 10. Qa2 Nxc4 11. Qxc4 Ne7 12. exd6 cxd6 13. O-O O-O 14. Qd3 Ng6 15. a5 Bc5 16. Be3 Re8 17. Nbd2 Bxe3 18. Qxe3 d5 19. Rfe1 dxe4 20. Nxe4 Qe7 21. Nd6 Qxe3 22. fxe3 Rd8 23. Red1 Rb8 24. Rd4 Be6 25. c4 b6 26. axb6 axb6 27. Ra7 h6 28. h3 Ra8 29. Rb7 Rdb8 30. Rc7 Ra5 31. Kh2 Rc5 32. Ra7 Kf8 33. g4 Ra5 34. Rc7 Rc5 35. Ra7 Ra5 36. Rc7  ½ – ½ (view game)

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6th London Chess Classic 2014 Round 2

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Giri, Anish NED 2768 4
2 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2769 4
3 Adams, Michael ENG 2745 3
4 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2793 2
5 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2775 1
6 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2829 1

Giri, Anish (2768) – Adams, Michael (2745) [E01]
6th London Classic 2014 London ENG (2.1), 2014-12-11
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Bb4+ 5. Nd2 O-O 6. Nf3 dxc4 7. Qc2 c5 8. dxc5 c3 9. bxc3 Bxc5 10. O-O Qc7 11. Ne4 Nxe4 12. Qxe4 Nd7 13. Bf4 Bd6 14. Bxd6 Qxd6 15. Rfd1 Qc7 16. Qb4 Nf6 17. Nd4 a6 18. Nb3 a5 19. Qc5 Qb8 20. Rab1 b6 21. Qd6 Nd5 22. Qxb8 Rxb8 23. Bxd5 exd5 24. Nxa5 Bf5 25. Nc6 Bxb1 26. Nxb8 Bxa2 27. Nd7 Re8 28. Nxb6 Rxe2 29. c4 Kf8 30. Rxd5 Bb1 31. Rd8+ Ke7 32. Rd1 Bc2 33. Nc8+ Kf6 34. Rd6+ Kg5 35. Kf1 Re8 36. Rd5+ Kf6 37. Nd6 Ra8 38. Ke2 Ra1 39. Ne8+ Kg6 40. Rd6+ f6 41. Rd7 Kh6 42. Nxg7 Ra2 43. Ke3 Ra5 44. Re7 Rc5 45. Kd4 Re5 46. Rxe5 fxe5+ 47. Kc3  1 – 0 (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2769) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2775) [E92]
6th London Classic 2014 London ENG (2.2), 2014-12-11
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Be2 O-O 6. Nf3 e5 7. d5 a5 8. Bg5 h6 9. Be3 Ng4 10. Bd2 f5 11. h3 Nf6 12. exf5 gxf5 13. Qc1 f4 14. g3 e4 15. Nh4 e3 16. fxe3 fxg3 17. Ng6 Rf7 18. Qc2 Nfd7 19. O-O-O Ne5 20. Rhf1 Rxf1 21. Rxf1 Bxh3 22. Rg1 Qf6 23. Rxg3 Nxg6 24. Rxg6 Qf7 25. Rg3 Bf5 26. e4 Bg6 27. Bg4 Qf1+ 28. Nd1 Be5 29. Bh3 Qf6 30. Rg1 Kh7 31. Bf5 Bxf5 32. exf5 Nd7 33. Rg6 Qf7 34. Rxh6+ Kg8 35. Rg6+ Kf8 36. Nf2 b5 37. Ng4 bxc4 38. Qxc4 Qxf5 39. Rg8+ Ke7 40. Bg5+ Bf6 41. Qe2+  1 – 0 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2793) – Caruana, Fabiano (2829) [D37]
6th London Classic 2014 London ENG (2.3), 2014-12-11
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. c5 Ne4 8. Rc1 Nxc3 9. Rxc3 b6 10. b4 a5 11. a3 axb4 12. axb4 bxc5 13. bxc5 Nf6 14. Nd2 Nd7 15. Nf3 Nf6 16. Nd2 Nd7 17. Nf3  ½ – ½ (view game)

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6th London Chess Classic 2014 Round 1

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 10, 2014 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Adams, Michael ENG 2745 1
2 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2775 0.5
3 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2793 0.5
4 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2769 0.5
5 Giri, Anish NED 2768 0.5
6 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2829 0

Kramnik,V (2769) – Anand,V (2793) [D44]
6th London Classic 2014 London ENG (1), 2014-12-10
1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 c6 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bg5 dxc4 6. e4 b5 7. e5 h6 8. Bh4 g5 9. Nxg5 hxg5 10. Bxg5 Nbd7 11. g3 Bb7 12. Bg2 Qb6 13. exf6 O-O-O 14. O-O c5 15. d5 b4 16. Na4 Qb5 17. a3 Nb8 18. axb4 cxb4 19. Qg4 Bxd5 20. Rfc1 Nc6 21. Bxd5 Rxd5 22. Rxc4 Rxg5 23. Qd4 Kb8 24. Rxc6 Rxg3+ 25. fxg3 Qxc6 26. Rd1 Qc7 27. b3 Kc8 28. Qe4 Kb8 29. Qd4 Kc8 30. Qd3 Bc5+ 31. Nxc5 Qxc5+ 32. Kf1 Qc3 33. Qxc3+ bxc3 34. h4 e5 35. Ke2 c2 36. Rc1 Kd7 37. Rxc2 Ke6 38. Rc6+ Kf5 39. Kf3 e4+ 40. Ke3 Rb8 41. Rc5+ Kxf6 42. Kxe4 Rxb3 43. Ra5 Rxg3 44. Kf4 Rg1 45. Rxa7 Kg7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Adams,Mi (2745) – Caruana,F (2829) [C90]
6th London Classic 2014 London ENG (1), 2014-12-10
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. c3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. Nbd2 Nc6 12. Nf1 h6 13. Ne3 Re8 14. a4 Be6
15. h3 Bf8 16. Nh2 b4 17. Bb3 Rb8 18. Bc4 bxc3 19. bxc3 d5 20. Bxa6 Qa5 21.
c4 Qxa6 22. exd5 Bxd5 23. cxd5 Nb4 24. Ra3 Nfxd5 25. Neg4 f6 26. Nf1 Rbd8
27. Ng3 c4 28. Nxh6+ gxh6 29. Qg4+ Kh8 30. dxc4 Ne7 31. Qh5 Ng8 32. Nf5 Qb7
33. Rg3 Qh7 34. Nh4 Ne7 35. Ba3 Nbc6 36. Kh2 Bg7 37. Bxe7 Nxe7 38. Rd1 Qg8
39. Rb1 Rb8 40. Rd1 Red8 41. c5 Rxd1 42. Qxd1 Rb4 43. Qd7 Rxh4 44. Qxe7 Rd4
45. c6 Qf8 46. Qb7 Rb4 47. Qd7 Rd4 48. Qb7 Rb4 49. Rc3 f5 50. Qd7 Rd4 51.
Qe6 Rd6 52. Qxd6 Qxd6 53. c7 e4+ 54. g3 Bxc3 55. c8=Q+ Kh7 56. Qxc3 f4 57.
gxf4 Qxf4+ 58. Qg3 Qd2 59. Qc7+ Kg6 60. Qb6+ Kh7 61. Qb7+ Kh8 62. Qa8+ Kg7
63. Qxe4 Kf6 64. Qf3+ Kg6 65. Kg2 Qa2 66. Qe4+ Kf6 67. Qf4+ Kg6 68. Qd6+
Kg7 69. Qe5+ Kh7 70. a5 Qg8+ 71. Kh2 Qf7 72. Qe4+ Kg7 73. a6 1-0 1 – 0 (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2775) – Giri,A (2768) [C67]
6th London Classic 2014 London ENG (1), 2014-12-10
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 Nf6 12. Ne3 Re8 13. b3 Bf8 14. Bb2 Re6 15. c4 c6 16. Re1 d5 17. cxd5 Nxd5 18. Bc4 Nxe3 19. fxe3 Rh6 20. Rf1 Be6 21. Bxe6 Rxe6 22. Qf3 Qe8 23. Rf2 Rd8 24. Raf1 Rd7 25. Qf5 Red6 26. Qc2 Rh6 27. g3 c5 28. Rf5 b6 29. R1f2 Re6 30. Qc3 Red6 31. Qc2 Re6 32. Qc3 Red6 33. Qc2 Re6  ½ – ½ (view game)

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