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December 2016

Sergey Karjakin wins the World Blitz Chess Championships 2016

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 31, 2016 in Chess news

Top Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Karjakin Sergey RUS 2800 16.5
2 Carlsen Magnus NOR 2873 16.5
3 Dubov Daniil RUS 2724 14.5
4 Nakamura Hikaru USA 2842 14.5
5 Grischuk Alexander RUS 2761 14.5
6 Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2823 14.0

Flores, Diego (2579) – Karjakin, Sergey (2785) [A20]
World Blitz 2016 Doha QAT (1.8), 2016-12-29
1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Nc3 Nb6 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. O-O Be7 8. a4 a5 9. d3 Be6 10. Be3 Nd5 11. d4 exd4 12. Nxd4 Nxe3 13. Nxe6 Nxd1 14. Nxd8 Nxd8 15. Nd5 Ne6 16. Rfxd1 c6 17. Nb6 Rd8 18. Rxd8+ Bxd8 19. Nc4 Bc7 20. Rb1 Ke7 21. b4 axb4 22. Rxb4 Nc5 23. Nb2 Ra8 24. Nd3 Rxa4 25. Rb1 Nxd3 26. Rxb7 Ra1+ 27. Bf1 Ne5 28. Rxc7+ Kd6 29. Rb7 c5 30. h3 c4 31. f4 Nc6 32. Kf2 c3 33. Rb3 c2 34. Rd3+ Kc7  0 – 1 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2785) – Li, Chao b (2720) [A45]
World Blitz 2016 Doha QAT (2.4), 2016-12-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. e3 Bg7 5. h4 h5 6. Nf3 Bg4 7. Be2 c6 8. Ne5 Bxe2 9. Qxe2 Nbd7 10. O-O-O Nxe5 11. Bxe5 Qd7 12. f3 b5 13. e4 a6 14. Kb1 O-O-O 15. Rhe1 e6 16. Qd2 Ne8 17. Bxg7 Nxg7 18. Ne2 Qc7 19. Qc3 Ne8 20. Nc1 Nd6 21. Nd3 Kb7 22. b3 Rhe8 23. e5 Nf5 24. Rh1 Rh8 25. Nc5+ Ka7 26. a4 Rb8 27. axb5 cxb5 28. Kb2 b4 29. Qd3 Qb6 30. Ra1 a5 31. Ra4 Qb5 32. Rxa5+ Qxa5 33. Ra1 Qxa1+ 34. Kxa1 Rb6 35. Kb2 Ra8 36. g4 Nxh4 37. Qe3 hxg4 38. fxg4 Rh8 39. Qf2 Nf5 40. gxf5 gxf5 41. Qg1 Rbb8 42. Qa1+ Kb6 43. Nd7+ Kc7 44. Nxb8 Rxb8 45. Qa7+ Rb7 46. Qc5+ Kd7 47. Qd6+ Ke8 48. Qc6+ Rd7 49. Qb5  1 – 0 (view game)

Bosiocic, Marin (2591) – Karjakin, Sergey (2785) [A20]
World Blitz 2016 Doha QAT (3.2), 2016-12-29
1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Nc3 Nb6 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. O-O Be7 8. Rb1 a5 9. d3 O-O 10. Be3 Be6 11. Bxb6 cxb6 12. Qa4 f5 13. Rfd1 Bf6 14. a3 Kh8 15. e3 Bf7 16. Rbc1 Be8 17. Qb3 Bf7 18. Qc2 Bh5 19. Rd2 Rf7 20. d4 e4 21. Ne1 Rc7 22. Qb1 Ne7 23. f3 Bg5 24. f4 Bf6 25. Rdc2 Rac8 26. Nb5 Rc6 27. Nc3 Bf7 28. b4 Bxd4 29. exd4 Qxd4+ 30. Kh1 Rxc3 31. Rxc3 Rxc3 32. Qb2 axb4 33. axb4 Nd5 34. Bf1 h6 35. Rxc3 Qxc3 36. Qxc3 Nxc3 37. Nc2 g6 38. Ne3 Na2 39. Nc2 Kg7 40. Kg1 Kf6 41. Kf2 g5 42. h3 Nc3 43. Ne3 Bb3  0 – 1 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2785) – Grischuk, Alexander (2737) [A04]
World Blitz 2016 Doha QAT (4.2), 2016-12-29
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nf6 3. b3 g6 4. Bb2 Bg7 5. g3 d6 6. Bg2 e5 7. O-O O-O 8. Nc3 Nc6 9. d3 Ne8 10. Nd2 Nc7 11. a3 Rb8 12. b4 cxb4 13. axb4 Nxb4 14. Qb3 Nba6 15. Ba3 Be6 16. Nde4 b5 17. Bxd6 bxc4 18. Qa4 cxd3 19. Bxf8 dxe2 20. Bxg7 exf1=Q+ 21. Bxf1 Kxg7 22. Bxa6 Qd4 23. Bf1 a6 24. Qa5 Nb5 25. Ra4 Qb6 26. Qxb6 Rxb6 27. Nxb5 axb5 28. Rb4 Bd7 29. Nc3 f5 30. Bxb5 e4 31. Rb1 Be6 32. Be2 Rc6 33. Nb5 Bf7 34. Kf1 Kf6 35. Ke1 g5 36. Rd1 Ke5 37. Rd7 Be6 38. Rxh7 Rc1+ 39. Kd2 Rb1 40. Nc3 Rb2+ 41. Kc1 Rb8 42. h4 Kd4 43. Nb5+ Ke5 44. hxg5 Rg8 45. Re7  1 – 0 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2840) – Karjakin, Sergey (2785) [A05]
World Blitz 2016 Doha QAT (5.1), 2016-12-29
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 c5 3. Bg2 Nc6 4. O-O e5 5. d3 d5 6. Bg5 Be7 7. Nfd2 Ng8 8. Bxe7 Ngxe7 9. c4 Be6 10. Nc3 O-O 11. a3 Rc8 12. b4 cxb4 13. axb4 Nxb4 14. Rxa7 dxc4 15. Nxc4 Bxc4 16. dxc4 Rxc4 17. Qb3 Qd4 18. Nb5 Qc5 19. Rxb7 Nec6 20. e3 Na5 21. Qxc4 Qxc4 22. Nd6 Qe6 23. Rxb4 Qxd6 24. Rb5 Nc4 25. Rc1 Nb6 26. Rbc5 g6 27. h4 Kg7 28. Rc7 Rd8 29. R7c6 Qd2 30. R6c2 Qb4 31. Bf3 Rd2 32. Kg2 Rxc2 33. Rxc2 Nc4 34. Bd5 Nd6 35. Rc6 Kf6 36. Kg1 Ke7 37. Rc7+ Kd8 38. Rc6 Kd7 39. Ra6 Qc5 40. Bf3 e4 41. Be2 Nf5 42. Kg2 Ke7 43. Ra4 Qd5 44. Kg1 Kf8 45. Bf1 Nd6 46. Rd4 Qe5 47. Bg2 f5 48. Bf1 h6 49. Ra4 g5 50. hxg5 hxg5 51. Bg2 f4 52. gxf4 gxf4 53. exf4 Qxf4 54. Rd4 Qe5 55. Rd1 e3 56. fxe3 Qxe3+ 57. Kh1 Ke7 58. Rf1 Qe5 59. Rf3 Nf5 60. Kg1 Nh4 61. Rf2 Qe1+ 62. Bf1 Qe3 63. Bg2 Nf5 64. Bf3 Nd4 65. Kg2 Kd6 66. Bg4 Qe4+ 67. Kg3 Ke5 68. Kh3 Qh1+ 69. Kg3 Qg1+ 70. Rg2 Qe3+ 71. Kh2 Kf4 72. Bd1 Nf3+ 73. Bxf3 Qxf3 74. Kg1 Qd1+ 75. Kf2 Qd4+ 76. Ke2 Qe4+ 77. Kf1 Kf3 78. Rf2+ Kg3 79. Rd2 Kf3 80. Rf2+ Kg3 81. Rd2 Qb1+ 82. Ke2 Qe4+ 83. Kf1 Qc4+ 84. Ke1 Kf3 85. Kd1 Ke3 86. Rb2 Qa4+ 87. Kc1 Kd3 88. Kb1 Qd1+ 89. Ka2 Kc3 90. Rh2 Qa4+ 91. Kb1 Qb5+ 92. Ka1 Qf1+ 93. Ka2 Qf7+ 94. Kb1 Qg6+ 95. Ka2 Qa6+ 96. Kb1 Qb6+ 97. Ka2 Qa7+  0 – 1 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2785) – Adly, Ahmed (2599) [B52]
World Blitz 2016 Doha QAT (6.2), 2016-12-29
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bxd7+ Qxd7 7. d4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Qg4 9. Qxg4 Nxg4 10. Nd5 Kd8 11. f3 Ne5 12. Nb6 Ra7 13. Be3 a5 14. Ke2 Ra6 15. Nb5 Nbd7 16. Nxd7 Kxd7 17. c5 Nc4 18. Bf2 Nxb2 19. Rhc1 Rc6 20. a4 e6 21. Ra2 Nxa4 22. Rxa4 dxc5 23. Rxa5 Ra6 24. Rxa6 bxa6 25. Nc3 Bd6 26. Na4 Rb8 27. Nxc5+ Ke8 28. Nd3 a5 29. e5 Be7 30. Rc4 Rb5 31. Rc8+ Kd7 32. Ra8 f5 33. exf6 gxf6 34. Ra7+ Ke8 35. g4 f5 36. Bd4 fxg4 37. fxg4 h5 38. Ne5 hxg4 39. Ra8+ Bd8 40. Nc6 Kd7 41. Nxd8 Rd5 42. Be3 Rh5 43. Bf4 Rf5 44. Bg3 Rf8 45. Ra7+ Kxd8 46. Ra8+ Ke7 47. Bd6+ Kxd6 48. Rxf8 Kc5 49. Rg8  1 – 0 (view game)

Dubov, Daniil (2660) – Karjakin, Sergey (2785) [E00]
World Blitz 2016 Doha QAT (7.2), 2016-12-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Be7 5. Bg2 d5 6. Nf3 O-O 7. O-O c6 8. Bf4 dxc4 9. Ne5 Nd5 10. Nxc4 Nxf4 11. gxf4 Nd7 12. e3 Nb6 13. Ne5 f6 14. Nd3 Nd5 15. Nc3 b6 16. Qb3 Kh8 17. Rad1 Bb7 18. Rfe1 Rb8 19. e4 Nc7 20. Ne2 Qe8 21. f5 exf5 22. e5 Rd8 23. Nef4 Qd7 24. exf6 Bxf6 25. Ne5 Bxe5 26. dxe5 Qe7 27. Qh3 Kg8 28. Qb3+ Kh8 29. Qh3 Kg8 30. Qb3+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2785) – Anand, Viswanathan (2779) [C50]
World Blitz 2016 Doha QAT (8.2), 2016-12-29
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. a4 h6 7. c3 a5 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. Re1 Ne7 10. Nf1 c6 11. Ng3 Bb6 12. Bb3 Ng6 13. h3 Re8 14. d4 Be6 15. Bc2 Bc7 16. Be3 d5 17. exd5 Bxd5 18. Bxg6 fxg6 19. Nxe5 Bxe5 20. dxe5 Rxe5 21. Bd4 Rxe1+ 22. Qxe1 Qd6 23. Qd2 Re8 24. Re1 Rxe1+ 25. Qxe1 Bb3 26. Ne4 Nxe4 27. Qxe4 Qe6 28. Qf4 Qf7 29. Qe5 Bxa4 30. Qxa5 Bb3 31. Qe5 g5 32. f3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Yu, Yangyi (2729) – Karjakin, Sergey (2785) [C67]
World Blitz 2016 Doha QAT (9.2), 2016-12-29
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. d4 Bf6 10. Re1 Re8 11. c3 Rxe1 12. Qxe1 Ne8 13. Bf4 d5 14. Nd2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2785) – Salem, A.R. Saleh (2656) [A04]
World Blitz 2016 Doha QAT (10.2), 2016-12-29
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nf6 3. b3 g6 4. Bb2 Bg7 5. g3 b6 6. Bg2 Bb7 7. O-O O-O 8. Nc3 d6 9. d4 cxd4 10. Qxd4 Nbd7 11. Qd2 Rc8 12. Rac1 a6 13. Rfd1 Rc7 14. Nd4 Bxg2 15. Kxg2 Qa8+ 16. f3 Rd8 17. e4 e6 18. Nc2 Ne8 19. Ne3 h5 20. Ne2 Bxb2 21. Qxb2 b5 22. cxb5 Rxc1 23. Rxc1 axb5 24. Nd4 Ne5 25. Qd2 Nf6 26. Qe2 d5 27. f4 Neg4 28. e5 Nxe3+ 29. Qxe3 Ne4 30. Rc2 Rc8 31. Qc1 Rxc2+ 32. Qxc2 b4 33. Kh3 Qa7 34. Qc8+ Kg7 35. Nxe6+ fxe6 36. Qxe6 Qb7 37. Qe8 d4 38. e6 Nf6 39. Qd8 d3 40. Qxd3 Qe7 41. Qe3 Ng4 42. Qd4+ Kf8 43. Qh8#  1 – 0 (view game)

Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2767) – Karjakin, Sergey (2785) [A00]
World Blitz 2016 Doha QAT (11.2), 2016-12-29
1. g3 e5 2. Bg2 d5 3. c4 Nf6 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Nc3 Nb6 6. d3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Rc1 Re8 9. Nf3 Nc6 10. O-O Bf8 11. a3 Nd4 12. Ne4 c6 13. Bg5 f6 14. Nxd4 exd4 15. Bd2 Be6 16. Re1 Bd5 17. Qc2 Qd7 18. b4 Rad8 19. Qb2 Na4 20. Qc2 b5 21. e3 dxe3 22. Bxe3 Rc8 23. d4 Nb6 24. Nc5 Qf7 25. a4 Bxg2 26. Kxg2 Nxa4 27. Nxa4 bxa4 28. Qxa4 Qb7 29. Kg1 Bxb4 30. Rb1 a5 31. Rec1 Qb5 32. Qd1 Qd5 33. Bd2 Bxd2 34. Qxd2 Rb8 35. Ra1 Rb5 36. Qc3 Rc8 37. Re1 c5 38. dxc5 Rbxc5 39. Qe3 h6 40. h4 Kh7 41. Ra3 Qf5 42. Rea1 Re5 43. Qd3 Qxd3 44. Rxd3 Rc7 45. Ra4 Ra7 46. Kg2 h5 47. Rdd4 Kg6 48. Rdc4 Kf5 49. Kf3 Rb5 50. Rf4+ Ke6 51. Rfe4+ Kd6 52. Red4+ Kc6 53. Ra1 Rb3+ 54. Kf4 Rb5 55. f3 Rc5 56. g4 hxg4 57. fxg4 Rb7 58. Raa4 g5+ 59. hxg5 fxg5+ 60. Ke4 Rf7 61. Ke3 Re7+ 62. Kd2 Rd7 63. Rxd7 Kxd7 64. Re4 Kc6 65. Kd3 Kb5 66. Re1 a4 67. Rb1+ Ka5 68. Kd4 Rc8 69. Rb7 a3 70. Rg7 Kb4 71. Rb7+ Ka4 72. Ke3 Rc4 73. Kf3 a2  0 – 1 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2785) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2804) [A37]
World Blitz 2016 Doha QAT (12.2), 2016-12-29
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. O-O Nge7 7. a3 O-O 8. Ne1 a5 9. Nc2 d6 10. d3 Be6 11. Nd5 Rb8 12. Nxe7+ Nxe7 13. b4 axb4 14. axb4 cxb4 15. Nxb4 b5 16. cxb5 Rxb5 17. Rb1 Qd7 18. Bd2 Rfb8 19. Qc2 d5 20. Rfc1 h6 21. h4 Kh7 22. Na6 Rxb1 23. Rxb1 Rxb1+ 24. Qxb1 Qc8 25. Nb4 Qc5 26. Na6 Qc8 27. Nb4 Qc5 28. Na6 Qc8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2785) – Morozevich, Alexander (2676) [A06]
World Blitz 2016 Doha QAT (13.2), 2016-12-30
1. Nf3 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 a6 5. b3 Bg4 6. d4 e6 7. Be2 Nbd7 8. O-O Bd6 9. Bb2 O-O 10. h3 Bh5 11. Ne5 Bxe2 12. Nxe2 Qc7 13. Nd3 dxc4 14. bxc4 b5 15. Rc1 Qb7 16. Qc2 Rac8 17. Rfd1 Be7 18. Qb3 Rb8 19. c5 a5 20. a3 Bd8 21. f3 Bc7 22. e4 Rbd8 23. Qc2 a4 24. Bc3 Rfe8 25. e5 Nd5 26. Re1 Nf8 27. Ng3 f5 28. Ne2 Ng6 29. Qd2 Rd7 30. Nb4 Nxb4 31. Bxb4 Nxe5 32. Qc3 Nc4 33. Rcd1 e5 34. dxe5 Bxe5 35. Qc1 Rxd1 36. Qxd1 Qc8 37. Kh1 Rd8 38. Qc2 Qd7 39. Nc1 Bg3 40. Rg1 Ne3 41. Qa2+ Qf7 42. Qe2 Nd5 43. Nd3 Re8 44. Qd2 h6 45. Bc3 Qe6 46. Nb4 Bf4 47. Qc2 Ne3 48. Qd3 Qg6 49. Qd7 Qg3 50. Qxg7+ Qxg7 51. Bxg7 Kxg7 52. Nxc6 Rc8 53. Nd4 Rxc5 54. Ne6+ Kf6 55. Nxc5 Bd6 56. Nd3 Bxa3 57. Rb1 Bd6 58. Rxb5 a3 59. Ra5 Nc4 60. Ra6 Ke6 61. Kg1 Kd5 62. Kf2 Kd4 63. Ke2 Kc3 64. f4 Bc7 65. g4 fxg4 66. hxg4 Ba5 67. Nc1 Kc2 68. Rc6 Kxc1 69. Rxc4+ Kb2 70. Ra4 Bc7 71. Kf3 a2 72. Ke4 a1=Q 73. Rxa1 Kxa1 74. f5 Bd8 75. Ke5 Kb2 76. f6 Kc3 77. Ke6 Bb6 78. Kf7 Kd4 79. Kg7 Ke5 80. f7 Bc5 81. Kxh6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Dominguez Perez, Leinier (2739) – Karjakin, Sergey (2785) [C67]
World Blitz 2016 Doha QAT (14.2), 2016-12-30
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. d4 Bf6 10. Re1 Re8 11. c3 Rxe1 12. Qxe1 Ne8 13. Bd3 d5 14. Bf4 g6 15. Nd2 Ng7 16. Qe2 c6 17. Re1 Bf5 18. Bxf5 Nxf5 19. Nb3 b6 20. Nc1 Qd7 21. Nd3 Ng7 22. Be5 Re8 23. Qf3 Bxe5 24. Rxe5 Rxe5 25. Nxe5 Qe6 26. Kf1 Nf5 27. g3 c5 28. Qd3 cxd4 29. cxd4 h5 30. h4 Kg7 31. Nf3 Qe4 32. Qxe4 dxe4 33. Ng5 Nxd4 34. Nxe4 f5 35. Nc3 Kf6 36. Nd5+ Ke5 37. Nf4 Kf6 38. Ke1 Ne6 39. Nxe6 Kxe6 40. Kd2 f4 41. Ke2 Kf5 42. Kf3 fxg3 43. fxg3 b5 44. b4 g5 45. hxg5 Kxg5 46. Kf2 Kf5 47. Kf3 Ke5 48. Ke3 a6 49. a3 Kf5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2785) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2779) [B10]
World Blitz 2016 Doha QAT (15.2), 2016-12-30
1. e4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Nxf6+ exf6 6. Bc4 Bd6 7. Qe2+ Qe7 8. Qxe7+ Kxe7 9. O-O Rd8 10. d4 Bg4 11. Nd2 Kf8 12. c3 Bf5 13. Re1 Nd7 14. Ne4 Be7 15. Ng3 Bg6 16. a4 c5 17. Be3 Rac8 18. Bf1 cxd4 19. Bxd4 Nc5 20. Be3 a6 21. a5 Nb3 22. Ra4 Bc2 23. Bb6 Rd2 24. Rc4 Rxc4 25. Bxc4 Bc5 26. Nf1 Bxb6 27. Nxd2 Nxd2 28. Bd5 Bc7 29. Re2 Bf4 30. g3 Bd3 31. Re1 Bh6 32. f4 Bb5 33. Bxb7 g5 34. Rd1 Nb3 35. Rd6 Nxa5 36. Bxa6 Be8 37. Rxf6 Bg7 38. Rb6 gxf4 39. gxf4 Ke7 40. Bb5 Bxb5 41. Rxb5 Nc4 42. Kf2 Ke6 43. Ke2 Bh6 44. Kd3 Nd6 45. Rh5 Nf5 46. Ke4 Nd6+ 47. Kf3 Nf5 48. b4 Bg7 49. b5 Bxc3 50. b6 Ba5 51. b7 Bc7 52. Rxh7 Nd6 53. Rh6+ Ke7 54. h4 Nxb7 55. Ra6 Nc5 56. Ra7 Kd6 57. h5 Nd7 58. h6 Nf6 59. Ra8 Ke7 60. Rh8 Ke6 61. h7 Bd6 62. Re8+ Nxe8 63. h8=Q Ke7 64. Kg4 Nf6+ 65. Kf5 Nd5 66. Qh4+ Kd7 67. Qh7 Ke7 68. Qh4+ Kd7 69. Qg4 Ne3+  0 – 1 (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2768) – Karjakin, Sergey (2785) [E12]
World Blitz 2016 Doha QAT (16.2), 2016-12-30
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 b6 4. a3 Bb7 5. Nc3 d5 6. Bg5 Be7 7. Qa4+ Bc6 8. Qc2 dxc4 9. e3 b5 10. Bxf6 gxf6 11. a4 b4 12. Nb1 Bxf3 13. gxf3 c5 14. dxc5 Nd7 15. c6 Ne5 16. Bxc4 Nxf3+ 17. Ke2 Ne5 18. c7 Qxc7 19. Bb5+ Kd8 20. Qe4 Rc8 21. Rd1+ Bd6 22. f4 Nd7 23. Nd2 Nc5 24. Qxb4 Ke7 25. Nc4 Ne4 26. Nxd6 Nxd6 27. Rac1 Qb8 28. e4 Rxc1 29. Rxc1 a5 30. Qa3 Rc8 31. Rd1 e5 32. fxe5 fxe5 33. Qg3 Nxb5 34. Qg5+ Kf8 35. axb5 Qxb5+ 36. Ke1 Qb4+ 37. Kf1 Qc4+ 38. Kg1 Qxe4 39. Rd8+ Rxd8 40. Qxd8+ Kg7 41. Qxa5 Qb1+ 42. Kf2 Qxb2+ 43. Kg3 Qd4 44. Qa2 Qf4+ 45. Kg2 h5 46. Qc2 Qg5+ 47. Kh1 Qf4 48. Qg2+ Kh6 49. Qc6+ f6 50. Qa6 e4 51. Kg1 e3 52. Qe2 Qg4+  0 – 1 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2785) – Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) [B66]
World Blitz 2016 Doha QAT (17.2), 2016-12-30
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 a6 8. O-O-O h6 9. Nxc6 bxc6 10. Bf4 d5 11. Qe3 Bb4 12. Be2 O-O 13. e5 Nd7 14. h4 c5 15. Bxh6 gxh6 16. Qxh6 Nxe5 17. Rh3 Bxc3 18. bxc3 Ra7 19. Rg3+ Ng6 20. h5 Qh4 21. Rg4 Qh2 22. Bd3  1 – 0 (view game)

Korobov, Anton (2692) – Karjakin, Sergey (2785) [E34]
World Blitz 2016 Doha QAT (18.2), 2016-12-30
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. cxd5 Qxd5 6. e3 c5 7. Bd2 Bxc3 8. bxc3 O-O 9. f3 b6 10. Bd3 Qc6 11. Ne2 c4 12. Be4 Nxe4 13. fxe4 Bb7 14. Ng3 Nd7 15. O-O f5 16. d5 exd5 17. Nxf5 Rae8 18. Nd4 Rxf1+ 19. Rxf1 Qg6 20. exd5 Qxc2 21. Nxc2 Bxd5 22. Nd4 Nc5 23. Rf5 Bb7 24. h4 g6 25. Rf4 Ne4 26. Be1 Re5 27. g4 h6 28. Kf1 Bc8 29. Nf3 Re8 30. Nd2 Nxc3 31. Nxc4 Nd5 32. Rd4 Ba6 33. Kf2 Bxc4 34. Rxc4 Nxe3 35. Ra4 a5 36. Bd2 Nd1+ 37. Kf3 h5 38. gxh5 gxh5 39. Rd4 Rf8+ 40. Ke2 Nf2 41. Rd6 Ne4 42. Rxb6 Rf2+ 43. Ke3 Rxd2 44. Kxe4 Rxa2 45. Rb5 a4 46. Rxh5 a3 47. Ra5 Ra1 48. Kf3 Kg7 49. Ra6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2785) – Leko, Peter (2693) [C50]
World Blitz 2016 Doha QAT (19.2), 2016-12-30
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. a4 a6 7. c3 O-O 8. h3 Ba7 9. Nbd2 Ne7 10. Re1 c6 11. b4 Ng6 12. d4 exd4 13. cxd4 d5 14. exd5 Nxd5 15. Qb3 Be6 16. b5 axb5 17. axb5 Ndf4 18. Bxe6 Nxe6 19. Ba3 Nxd4 20. Nxd4 Bxd4 21. Rad1 Re8 22. Ne4 Qb6 23. Nd6 Rxe1+ 24. Rxe1 Bxf2+ 25. Kh1 Bxe1 26. Qxf7+ Kh8 27. Bb2 Rg8 28. Nf5  1 – 0 (view game)

Wojtaszek, Radoslaw (2749) – Karjakin, Sergey (2785) [E15]
World Blitz 2016 Doha QAT (20.2), 2016-12-30
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. b3 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Be7 7. Bg2 d5 8. O-O c6 9. Qc2 Nbd7 10. Rd1 O-O 11. Bf4 Nh5 12. Bc1 Nhf6 13. Bf4 Nh5 14. Bc1 Nhf6 15. Bf4 Rc8 16. Nc3 Nh5 17. Bc1 Nhf6 18. Bf4 h6 19. e4 dxc4 20. Nd2 b5 21. bxc4 bxc4 22. Bf1 Nb6 23. a4 g5 24. Be3 Ng4 25. a5 Nxe3 26. fxe3 Nd7 27. Bxc4 Bb5 28. e5 g4 29. Qe4 Bg5 30. Qxg4 Kh8 31. Qe4 f5 32. Qf3 Qe8 33. h4 Bd8 34. Ne2 Rg8 35. Kh2 Nf8 36. Nf4 Rg4 37. Rac1 Bxa5 38. e4 Bxd2 39. Rxd2 Bxc4 40. Rxc4 Ng6 41. exf5 exf5 42. Rg2 Nxf4 43. gxf4 Qh5 44. Rxg4 fxg4 45. Qg3 Qf5 46. d5 Rb8 47. Qc3 cxd5 48. e6+ Kg8 49. Rc7 Qxf4+ 50. Kg2 Qe4+ 51. Kg3 d4 52. Rc8+ Rxc8 53. Qxc8+ Kg7 54. Qd7+ Kf6 55. Qf7+ Ke5 56. e7 Qe3+ 57. Kg2 Qe2+ 58. Kg3 Qe3+ 59. Kg2 Qe2+ 60. Qf2 Qe4+ 61. Kg3 Kd6 62. Qf6+ Kd7 63. Qxh6 Qe3+  0 – 1 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2785) – Jobava, Baadur (2702) [C42]
World Blitz 2016 Doha QAT (21.2), 2016-12-30
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. d4 Nc6 6. Nc3 Qxd4 7. Nxc6 Qxd1+ 8. Nxd1 bxc6 9. Be2 Bd6 10. Ne3 O-O 11. O-O Re8 12. Bf3 Bd7 13. Nc4 Bc5 14. Bf4 Nd5 15. Bg3 Bf5 16. Ne5 Bxc2 17. Rac1 Bd6 18. Nxc6 Be4 19. Rfe1 Bxf3 20. Rxe8+ Rxe8 21. gxf3 f5 22. Bxd6 cxd6 23. Kf1 a6 24. Rd1 Nb6 25. b3 d5 26. Nd4 g6 27. Rc1 Nd7 28. Rc6 a5 29. Rd6 Ne5 30. Rxd5 Nd3 31. Ne2 Rxe2 32. Rd8+ Kf7 33. Kxe2 Nc1+ 34. Kd2 Nxa2 35. Ra8 Nb4 36. Rxa5 Nc6 37. Ra4 Ne5 38. Ke3 g5 39. h3 h5 40. f4 gxf4+ 41. Kxf4 Nd3+ 42. Kxf5 Nxf2 43. h4  1 – 0 (view game)

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Vassily Ivanchuk wins the World Rapid Chess Championships 2016

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 30, 2016 in Chess news

Top Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Ivanchuk Vassily UKR 2771 11
2 Grischuk Alexander RUS 2767 11
3 Carlsen Magnus NOR 2906 11
4 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2805 10
5 Yu Yangyi CHN 2743 10
6 Nepomniachtchi Ian RUS 2812 10
7 Anton Guijarro David ESP 2605 10

Perez Ponsa, Federico (2585) – Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) [B66]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (1.10), 2016-12-26
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 a6 8. O-O-O h6 9. Nxc6 bxc6 10. Bf4 d5 11. Qe3 Bb4 12. a3 Ba5 13. f3 O-O 14. e5 Nh5 15. Bxh6 gxh6 16. Qxh6 Ng7 17. Bd3 f5 18. g4 Bxc3 19. bxc3 Ra7 20. Rhg1 Qa5 21. gxf5 exf5 22. Kd2 Rd8 23. Rg5 d4 24. Bc4+ Rd5 25. Qxc6 Qxc3+ 26. Ke2 Qe3+ 27. Kf1 Qxf3+ 28. Ke1 Qe3+ 29. Kf1 Qf4+ 30. Kg2 Qxg5+ 31. Kh1 Bb7 32. Bxd5+ Kh7 33. Qc5 Bxd5+ 34. Qxd5 Rc7 35. Rg1 Qf4 36. Qd6 Qe4+ 37. Rg2 Rc6  0 – 1 (view game)

Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) – Matlakov, Maxim (2694) [C85]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (2.5), 2016-12-26
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. d3 Nd7 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. Nc4 f6 10. Nh4 Re8 11. Nf5 Bf8 12. f4 exf4 13. Bxf4 Nc5 14. Nce3 Ne6 15. Bg3 Nd4 16. Kh1 Nxf5 17. Nxf5 Be6 18. b3 Qd7 19. Qf3 a5 20. a4 Bb4 21. Be1 Bxe1 22. Raxe1 Bxf5 23. Qxf5 Qd6 24. Qf2 b5 25. Ra1 Re5 26. Ra2 b4 27. Raa1 c5 28. Rae1 Rae8 29. Re3 Rg5 30. Rf3 Ree5 31. h3 h5 32. Qe2 Qd7 33. Re3 Re8 34. Rff3 Rge5 35. Rf4 Qd4 36. Rg3 Kf7 37. Rgf3 c6 38. Qf1 Qd6 39. Rf2 R8e6 40. Qe2 g6 41. Qe3 Kg7 42. Rf1 Rg5 43. Qf2 Qd4 44. Qh4 Qe5 45. R4f3 Rd6 46. Qe1 Re6 47. Qd2 Qd6 48. Rf4 Qd4 49. Qe1 Qd6 50. h4 Rge5 51. g4 hxg4 52. Rxg4 f5 53. Rgf4 Re7 54. Qf2 fxe4 55. Rf7+ Kg8 56. Rf8+ Kg7 57. Qf7+  1 – 0 (view game)

Tomashevsky, Evgeny (2716) – Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) [A30]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (3.2), 2016-12-26
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 e6 4. g3 b6 5. Bg2 Bb7 6. O-O Be7 7. d4 cxd4 8. Qxd4 d6 9. Rd1 a6 10. Bg5 Nbd7 11. Qd2 O-O 12. Bf4 Ne8 13. Rac1 h6 14. b3 Qc7 15. Ne1 Rd8 16. Nd3 Nef6 17. e4 Qb8 18. Qe2 Qa8 19. Re1 Rc8 20. Bd2 Rfd8 21. Rcd1 Bf8 22. Na4 Bc6 23. Nc3 Bb7 24. Na4 Bc6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) – Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi (2689) [B10]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (4.4), 2016-12-26
1. e4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. d3 dxe4 4. dxe4 Qxd1+ 5. Kxd1 Bg4 6. Be3 Nd7 7. Nd2 e5 8. Bc4 Bc5 9. Ke2 Bxe3 10. Kxe3 Ngf6 11. h3 Bxf3 12. Nxf3 Ke7 13. Rhd1 Nb6 14. Nxe5 Nfd7 15. Rxd7+ Nxd7 16. Nxf7 Rhf8 17. Ng5 b5 18. Bb3 a5 19. a3 Ne5 20. Ne6 Rfb8 21. Nxg7 a4 22. Nf5+ Kf6 23. f4 axb3 24. fxe5+ Kxe5 25. cxb3 c5 26. Rc1 c4 27. Nd4 Rc8 28. b4 c3 29. bxc3 Rxa3 30. Nxb5 Ra2 31. Rf1 Rxg2 32. Rf5+ Ke6 33. Rh5 Rg7 34. Nd4+ Kf6 35. Rf5+ Ke7 36. Kd3 Rg3+ 37. Rf3 Rxf3+ 38. Nxf3 Rg8 39. h4 Rg3 40. Ke3 Rg4 41. c4 h5 42. c5 Kd8 43. b5 Kc7 44. e5 Rc4 45. Nd4 Rc3+ 46. Ke4 Rh3 47. Nf5 Rb3 48. b6+ Kb7 49. e6  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2785) – Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) [A30]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (5.3), 2016-12-26
1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 e6 4. g3 b6 5. Bg2 Bb7 6. O-O Be7 7. Re1 d5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. d4 cxd4 10. Qa4+ Qd7 11. Qxd7+ Nxd7 12. Nxd4 N7f6 13. Ncb5 O-O 14. e4 Nb4 15. a3 Nd3 16. Rd1 Nc5 17. e5 Nd5 18. b4 Na4 19. Bxd5 Bxd5 20. Nc7 Rad8 21. Nf5 exf5 22. Nxd5 Rde8 23. Bf4 Bd8 24. h4 Nb2 25. Rd4 b5 26. Kg2 a6 27. Re1 Re6 28. Rc1 Nc4 29. a4 h6 30. axb5 axb5 31. Nc3 g5 32. hxg5 hxg5 33. Nxb5 gxf4 34. Rcxc4 Rxe5 35. Rc5 Bf6 36. Rxe5 Bxe5 37. Rd5 f6 38. gxf4 Bxf4 39. Nd4 Kf7 40. Rd7+ Ke8 41. Ra7 Bd6 42. Nxf5 Bxb4 43. Ng7+ Kd8 44. Ne6+ Ke8 45. Nxf8 Kxf8 46. f3 Bd2 47. Kg3 f5 48. Kh4  1 – 0 (view game)

Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) – Dreev, Aleksey (2652) [D11]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (6.11), 2016-12-27
1. c4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. Qc2 dxc4 5. Qxc4 Bg4 6. Nbd2 Nbd7 7. g3 e6 8. Bg2 Bd6 9. Qb3 Nb6 10. Ne5 Bh5 11. Ndc4 Bxe5 12. dxe5 Nxc4 13. Qxc4 Qa5+ 14. Bd2 Qxe5 15. Bc3 Qc7 16. Qh4 Bg6 17. Bxf6 gxf6 18. Qxf6 Qa5+ 19. Kf1 Rg8 20. h4 Qb4 21. a3 Qe7 22. Qc3 Qd6 23. h5 Bf5 24. e4 Bg4 25. f3 Bxh5 26. e5 Qd5 27. Rxh5 Rxg3 28. Kf2 Rg7 29. Bf1 O-O-O 30. Be2 Qd7 31. Rd1 Qc7 32. Rxd8+ Qxd8 33. Qe3 Kb8 34. Qc5 a6 35. f4 Qg8 36. Bf1 Rg4 37. Qe3 Qg6 38. Rh3 Qc2+ 39. Be2 Rg7 40. b4 Rg8 41. Rg3 Rd8 42. Rg7 Qf5 43. Kg3 h6 44. a4 Qc2 45. b5 cxb5 46. axb5 axb5 47. Bxb5 h5 48. Be2 Rc8 49. Bf3 h4+ 50. Kxh4  1 – 0 (view game)

Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) – Carlsen, Magnus (2840) [D11]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (7.1), 2016-12-27
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Qc2 e6 5. Nbd2 dxc4 6. Nxc4 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. a3 O-O 9. b4 Be7 10. Bb2 Qc7 11. Rc1 Nbd7 12. e4 b5 13. Na5 Qxc2 14. Rxc2 Nxe4 15. Bxb5 Nd6 16. Bc6 Rb8 17. O-O Nb6 18. Rd1 Rd8 19. Ne5 f6 20. Bf3 fxe5 21. Nc6 Bb7 22. Nxe7+ Kf8 23. Bxe5 Nbc4 24. Bxd6 Nxd6 25. Nc6 Bxc6 26. Rxc6 Nb5 27. Rxd8+ Rxd8 28. Ra6 Rc8 29. h4 Rc7 30. Bg4 e5 31. Ra5 Nd6 32. Rxe5 Nc4 33. Rf5+ Ke7 34. Rf3 Ne5 35. Re3 Kd6 36. Be2 h6 37. f4 Rc1+ 38. Kf2 Nd7 39. Bf3 Rc2+ 40. Kg3 Ra2 41. Rd3+ Ke7 42. Rc3 Kd8 43. Kg4 Rd2 44. Rc6 Rd3 45. Ra6 Nf6+ 46. Kf5 Rd7 47. g4 Ne8 48. g5 hxg5 49. hxg5 Nd6+ 50. Kg6 Nb5 51. Ra5 Nd4 52. Bg4  1 – 0 (view game)

Korobov, Anton (2692) – Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) [D00]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (8.3), 2016-12-27
1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 c5 3. e3 Nc6 4. Nf3 cxd4 5. exd4 Bg4 6. c3 e6 7. Qb3 Qd7 8. Nbd2 Nge7 9. h3 Bh5 10. Bh2 a6 11. Be2 Nc8 12. Ne5 Nxe5 13. Bxh5 Nc6 14. Nf3 Be7 15. Ne5 Nxe5 16. dxe5 O-O 17. O-O b5 18. a4 Nb6 19. axb5 axb5 20. Be2 Nc4 21. Bf4 Ra4 22. Qc2 Nxb2 23. Qxb2 Rxf4 24. Bxb5 Qc7 25. Rae1 Rb8 26. Qd2 Rf5 27. f4 Bh4 28. Rb1 Bg3 29. Qe3 g5 30. Qxg3 Qc5+ 31. Kh2 Rxb5 32. fxg5 Rxb1 33. Rxb1 Qc7 34. Re1 Qc4 35. Re3 Qf4 36. h4 Kg7 37. Qxf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Pantsulaia, Levan (2607) – Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) [A04]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (9.5), 2016-12-27
1. Nf3 e6 2. g3 b5 3. Bg2 Bb7 4. O-O c5 5. b3 Nf6 6. c4 b4 7. Bb2 a5 8. d4 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Bxg2 10. Kxg2 Be7 11. e4 Nxe4 12. Qf3 d5 13. Re1 O-O 14. cxd5 exd5 15. Qg4 Bf6 16. f3 Nc5 17. Rd1 a4 18. Qf5 Re8 19. Qc2 Nbd7 20. bxa4 Nxa4 21. Nc6 Qb6 22. Bxf6 Nxf6 23. Nd4 Rec8 24. Qf2 Rc4 25. Nb3 Qd6 26. N1d2 Rc7 27. Rdc1 Nc3 28. Nd4 g6 29. N2b3 Nd7 30. Rc2 Ne5 31. Qe3 Nc4 32. Qg5 f6 33. Qh6 Re7 34. Kg1 Qb6 35. Kh1 Rae8 36. Rcc1 Re3 37. a4 bxa3 38. h4 Ne2 39. h5 Nxg3+ 40. Kg2 Nxh5 41. Rh1 Re2+ 42. Kh3 Qc7 43. Rag1 Nf4+ 44. Kg4 Ne3+  0 – 1 (view game)

Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2768) [D11]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (10.2), 2016-12-27
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Qc2 dxc4 5. Qxc4 Bf5 6. g3 e6 7. Bg2 Nbd7 8. O-O Be7 9. e3 O-O 10. Qe2 Rc8 11. Rd1 Qa5 12. Bd2 Qb5 13. Qxb5 cxb5 14. Ne1 Ne4 15. Nc3 Nxd2 16. Rxd2 Bb4 17. Bxb7 Rc7 18. Bf3 Rxc3 19. bxc3 Bxc3 20. Rad1 Bxd2 21. Rxd2 Rc8 22. Nd3 Kf8 23. Nb4 Nf6 24. Rb2 Ne4 25. g4 Bg6 26. h4 Rc1+ 27. Kg2 Nc3 28. h5 Bb1 29. a3 f5 30. gxf5 exf5 31. d5 Ke8 32. Nc6 a6 33. Kg3 Be4 34. Bxe4 fxe4 35. Nb8 a5 36. d6 Rd1 37. Rb3 Rc1 38. Kf4 a4 39. Rb2 b4 40. axb4 a3 41. Rd2 Nb5 42. Ke5 Kd8 43. Na6 Rb1 44. d7 Rb2 45. Rd5 Rxf2  1 – 0 (view game)

Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2767) – Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) [C18]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (11.2), 2016-12-28
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Nc6 7. Nf3 Nge7 8. Be2 Qa5 9. O-O c4 10. Bd2 Qa4 11. Ng5 Bd7 12. Bh5 O-O 13. Re1 h6 14. Nh3 f6 15. exf6 Rxf6 16. Bf4 Be8 17. Bg4 Bg6 18. Rxe6 Rxe6 19. Bxe6+ Kh7 20. Bd6 Rd8 21. Bc7 Rf8 22. Nf4 Bxc2 23. Qd2 Bf5 24. Bxd5 Nxd5 25. Nxd5 Rf7 26. Bg3 Na5 27. Qe3 Qd7 28. Qe5 Nc6 29. Qd6 Qxd6 30. Bxd6 Rd7 31. Ne3 Bd3 32. Bg3 Ne7 33. a4 Kg8 34. h4 Kf7 35. Ng4 Nc6 36. f3 Rd5 37. Ne3 Rd7 38. a5 Ne7 39. Kf2 Nd5 40. Nxd5 Rxd5 41. Bb8 a6 42. g4 Rb5 43. Bd6 Rb1 44. Rxb1 Bxb1 45. h5 Ke6 46. Bf8 Kf7 47. Bc5 Ke6 48. f4 Be4 49. Ke3 Bc6 50. f5+ Kf6 51. Kf4 Bg2 52. Bd6 Bh1 53. Be5+ Kf7 54. g5 hxg5+ 55. Kxg5 Bf3 56. Bc7 Bg2 57. Bb6 Bf3 58. Bd8 Ke8 59. f6 gxf6+ 60. Bxf6 Be4 61. Kf4 Bc2 62. Ke5  1 – 0 (view game)

Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) – Grischuk, Alexander (2737) [E68]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (12.3), 2016-12-28
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 d6 6. Nc3 Nbd7 7. O-O e5 8. e4 exd4 9. Nxd4 Re8 10. Rb1 Nc5 11. f3 c6 12. b4 Ncd7 13. Nce2 a6 14. Qb3 Qe7 15. Rd1 Ne5 16. f4 Ned7 17. Nc3 Rb8 18. h3 c5 19. Nc2 b5 20. Ne3 Bb7 21. cxb5 axb5 22. e5 dxe5 23. Bxb7 Rxb7 24. f5 e4 25. Kg2 Qf8 26. bxc5 Nxc5 27. Qb4 Nd3 28. Qxf8+ Rxf8 29. Nxe4 Nxc1 30. Nxf6+ Bxf6 31. Rdxc1 Bg5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) – Dominguez Perez, Leinier (2739) [E48]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (13.3), 2016-12-28
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 d5 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Ne2 Re8 8. O-O b6 9. f3 c5 10. a3 Bxc3 11. bxc3 Ba6 12. Bxa6 Nxa6 13. Ra2 Nc7 14. a4 Rc8 15. Bd2 Qd7 16. Nf4 h6 17. Nd3 Qf5 18. Qb1 Nd7 19. Nf4 Qf6 20. Qd3 Qc6 21. Rb1 Ne6 22. Ne2 Nf6 23. Be1 Re7 24. Qb5 Nd8 25. Bf2 Nb7 26. Ng3 Nd6 27. Qxc6 Rxc6 28. a5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2779) – Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) [B41]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (14.3), 2016-12-28
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. c4 Nf6 6. Nc3 Bb4 7. Qd3 O-O 8. Be2 Qc7 9. O-O Nc6 10. Nxc6 dxc6 11. Bg5 Be7 12. Be3 b5 13. Rac1 b4 14. Nb1 c5 15. Nd2 e5 16. Qc2 Bb7 17. Rfd1 a5 18. f3 Nd7 19. Nf1 Nb8 20. Bd2 Nc6 21. Ne3 Nd4 22. Qd3 Bg5 23. Nd5 Qd8 24. Bf1 Ra6 25. Bxg5 Qxg5 26. Qe3 Qh5 27. Rd2 Rh6 28. h3 Kh8 29. Rf2 Qh4 30. f4 exf4 31. Qxf4 Qxf4 32. Rxf4 Re6 33. Bd3 f6 34. Ra1 Bc6 35. a3 Nb3 36. Rd1 Rb8 37. Rf2 Ree8 38. g4 Nd4 39. axb4 axb4 40. Ra1 h6 41. Ra5 Nb3 42. Ra6 Nd4 43. Ra5 Nb3 44. Ra6 Bd7 45. Rd6 Rb7 46. Nf4 Kg8 47. Ng6 Re6 48. Rd5 Be8 49. e5 Bf7 50. Rd8+ Re8 51. Rxe8+ Bxe8 52. Be4 Ra7 53. Bd5+ Bf7 54. exf6 gxf6 55. Rxf6 Bxd5 56. cxd5 Kg7 57. Rb6 Nd2 58. Ne5 Re7 59. Rg6+ Kf8 60. Rf6+ Kg7 61. Rf5 Rxe5  0 – 1 (view game)

Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) – Melkumyan, Hrant (2633) [A48]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (15.3), 2016-12-28
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bf4 Bg7 4. e3 d6 5. h3 O-O 6. Be2 b6 7. O-O Bb7 8. Bh2 Nbd7 9. c3 Re8 10. a4 a6 11. c4 Ne4 12. a5 bxa5 13. Rxa5 c5 14. Ra3 cxd4 15. exd4 e5 16. Nc3 Nxc3 17. bxc3 Qc7 18. Re1 a5 19. c5 dxc5 20. Bb5 cxd4 21. cxd4 Rad8 22. Nxe5 Bxe5 23. dxe5 Qc5 24. Bxd7 Qxa3 25. e6 Qe7 26. exf7+ Qxf7 27. Bxe8 Rxe8 28. Rxe8+ Qxe8 29. Qb3+ Qf7 30. Qb5 Qe6 31. Bf4 Qc6 32. Qg5 h6 33. Qd8+ Kf7 34. f3 Qc5+ 35. Kh2 h5 36. Bd6 Qc8 37. Qe7+ Kg8 38. Be5  1 – 0 (view game)

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So Wesley wins the London Chess Classic 2016

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 18, 2016 in Chess news

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 So, Wesley USA 2794 6
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2823 5.5
3 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2809 5
4 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2779 5
5 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2779 5
6 Giri, Anish NED 2771 4.5
7 Aronian, Levon ARM 2785 4
8 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2804 4
9 Adams, Michael ENG 2748 4
10 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2760 2

So, Wesley (2794) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2804) [A04]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (9.1), 2016-12-18
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. e3 Nf6 5. Be2 d5 6. d4 cxd4 7. exd4 e4 8. Ne5 dxc4 9. Bxc4 Nxe5 10. dxe5 Qxd1+ 11. Kxd1 Ng4 12. e6 fxe6 13. Nxe4 Bd7 14. f3 Ne5 15. Bb3 Rd8 16. Bd2 Nd3 17. Kc2 Nb4+ 18. Bxb4 Bxb4 19. Nc3 Ke7 20. Rhe1 Bxc3 21. Kxc3 Rc8+ 22. Kd2 Rhd8 23. Ke3 e5 24. Rad1 Bc6 25. h4 h6 26. a3 Rxd1 27. Rxd1 Rf8 28. Rf1 Rf4 29. g3 Rd4 30. Rd1 Rxd1 31. Bxd1 g5 32. hxg5 hxg5 33. f4 gxf4+ 34. gxf4 exf4+ 35. Kxf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2779) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2809) [D37]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (9.2), 2016-12-18
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 b6 7. Bd3 c5 8. dxc5 bxc5 9. O-O Nc6 10. cxd5 exd5 11. Rc1 h6 12. h3 Be6 13. Bb5 Qb6 14. Qa4 Rfc8 15. Ne5 Nxe5 16. Bxe5 a6 17. Be2 Rd8 18. Bf3 Nd7 19. Bg3 Nf6 20. Rfd1 Rac8 21. Be5 Nd7 22. Bg3 Nf6 23. Be5 Nd7 24. Bg3 Nf6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri, Anish (2771) – Caruana, Fabiano (2823) [D27]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (9.3), 2016-12-18
1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 dxc4 4. e3 e6 5. Bxc4 c5 6. O-O a6 7. b3 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bd7 9. Bb2 Nc6 10. Nf3 Be7 11. Nbd2 O-O 12. Rc1 Rc8 13. Qe2 Nb4 14. a3 b5 15. axb4 bxc4 16. Nxc4 Bxb4 17. Ra1 Bb5 18. Nd4 Bxc4 19. bxc4 a5 20. Rfc1 Nd7 21. Nb3 Qg5 22. c5 Nxc5 23. Nxa5 Ne4 24. Nc6 Bc5 25. Nd4 Bxd4 26. Bxd4 Rxc1+ 27. Rxc1 e5 28. Bb2 Rd8 29. Rd1 Rxd1+ 30. Qxd1 h5 31. Qd3 Nf6 32. h3 e4 33. Qd8+ Kh7 34. Qe7 Qg6 35. Bxf6 gxf6 36. Qc5 Kg7 37. Qd5 f5 38. Qe5+ Qf6 39. Qg3+ Kh7 40. Kh2 Qe7 41. Qf4 Kg6 42. Kg3 Qd8 43. Qe5 Qg5+ 44. Kh2 Qd8 45. Qg3+ Kh7 46. Qf4 Kg6 47. Qe5 Qd2 48. Qg3+ Kh6 49. Qf4+ Kg6 50. Qg3+ Kh6 51. Qh4 Qd6+ 52. Qf4+ Qxf4+ 53. exf4 Kg6 54. Kg1 Kg7 55. Kf1 Kf6 56. Ke2 Ke6 57. Kd2 Kd6 58. Ke2 Ke6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Adams, Michael (2748) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2779) [C67]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (9.4), 2016-12-18
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nf5 8. Nf3 O-O 9. d4 d5 10. c3 Re8 11. Bd3 Bd6 12. Rxe8+ Qxe8 13. Qc2 g6 14. Nbd2 Bd7 15. Nf1 b6 16. Ng3 Nxg3 17. hxg3 f6 18. Bf4 Bxf4 19. gxf4 Qf7 20. Nh4 Kg7 21. g3 Ne7 22. Re1 Re8 23. Re3 Nc8 24. Ng2 Nd6 25. Rxe8 Qxe8 26. Ne3 Be6 27. f5 Bf7 28. fxg6 hxg6 29. Qe2 Be6 30. Ng2 c6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2785) – Topalov, Veselin (2760) [A37]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (9.5), 2016-12-18
1. c4 g6 2. Nc3 c5 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 Nc6 5. Nf3 d6 6. O-O e6 7. e3 Nge7 8. d4 O-O 9. Re1 a6 10. Bd2 Rb8 11. Rc1 b6 12. Ne2 e5 13. Bc3 h6 14. d5 Nb4 15. Ra1 b5 16. a3 bxc4 17. axb4 cxb4 18. Bd2 Nxd5 19. Qc1 c3 20. bxc3 b3 21. Qb1 Nf6 22. Qb2 Qc7 23. c4 Qxc4 24. Nc3 Be6 25. Rec1 Nd7 26. e4 Nc5 27. Bf1 Qb4 28. Be3 Rfc8 29. Nd2 a5 30. Bxc5 Rxc5 31. Ra4 Qb7 32. Bc4 Qc6 33. Bd5 Bxd5 34. exd5 Qd7 35. Ra3 a4 36. Nxa4 Rxd5 37. Nxb3 e4 38. Qa2 Qf5 39. Re1 Rdb5 40. Rc1 d5 41. Nac5 d4 42. Ra7 d3 43. Rc7 h5 44. Qa4 h4 45. Qxe4 Qxe4 46. Nxe4 Rxb3 47. gxh4 Bh6 48. Rf1 R3b4 49. f3 Rb2 50. Nf6+ Kg7 51. Ng4 d2 52. Rd7 Re8 53. Nf2 Re1  0 – 1 (view game)

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London Chess Classic 2016 Round 8

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 17, 2016 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 So, Wesley USA 2794 5.5
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2823 5
3 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2809 4.4
4 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2779 4.5
5 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2779 4.5
6 Aronian, Levon ARM 2785 4
7 Giri, Anish NED 2771 4
8 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2804 3.5
9 Adams, Michael ENG 2748 3.5
10 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2760 1

Caruana,F (2823) – So,W (2794) [C65]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (8), 2016-12-17
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O d5 7. exd5 Qxd5 8. Bc4 Qd8 9. Nbd2 a5 10. a4 h6 11. Re1 Bf5 12. Nf1 e4 13. Ng3 Bh7 14. dxe4 Qxd1 15. Rxd1 Bxe4 16. Bf4 Bb6 17. Nxe4 Nxe4 18. Bg3 Rae8 19. Rd7 Nxg3 20. hxg3 Ne5 21. Nxe5 Rxe5 22. Rad1 Rf5 23. R1d2 Re8 24. Kf1 Kf8 25. f3 Re7 26. Rd8+ Re8 27. R8d7 Re7 28. Rd8+ Re8 29. R2d7 Rxd8 30. Rxd8+ Ke7 31. Rg8 Rg5 32. g4 Bc5 33. Bd3 Bd6 34. Kf2 Kf6 35. Re8 Rd5 36. Ke2 Re5+ 37. Rxe5 Kxe5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2779) – Aronian,L (2785) [D38]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (8), 2016-12-17
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Qb3 c5 6. dxc5 Nc6 7. Bg5 dxc4 8. Qxc4 Qa5 9. Rc1 Qxc5 10. Qxc5 Bxc5 11. e3 Bb4 12. a3 Bxc3+ 13. Rxc3 Ne4 14. Rc1 Nxg5 15. Nxg5 Ke7 16. Ne4 Bd7 17. Nc5 Rhc8 18. Nxd7 Kxd7 19. Bb5 a6 20. Bxc6+ Rxc6 21. Rxc6 Kxc6 22. Ke2 Rd8 23. Rc1+ Kd7 24. Rd1+ Ke7 25. Rc1 Kd7 26. Rd1+ Ke7 27. Rc1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik,V (2809) – Giri,A (2771) [B91]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (8), 2016-12-17
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. g3 e5 7. Nde2 Be6 8. Bg2 h5 9. Bg5 Nbd7 10. Qd2 Be7 11. a4 Rc8 12. O-O Nf8 13. Bxf6 Bxf6 14. Rfd1 Be7 15. Nd5 h4 16. Nec3 Nh7 17. Ra3 Rc6 18. Rb3 Qb8 19. Na2 Bxd5 20. Qxd5 Qc8 21. Nb4 Nf6 22. Qd2 Rc5 23. Rc1 hxg3 24. hxg3 g6 25. Rd3 Kf8 26. c3 Kg7 27. Rd1 Qd7 28. b3 Qg4 29. c4 Nxe4 30. f3 Nxd2 31. fxg4 Nxc4 32. bxc4 Rxc4 33. Nd5 Bd8 34. Ra1 Rxg4 35. a5 e4 36. Rb3 Rh5 37. Ne3 Rgg5 38. Kf2 Rxa5 39. Rxa5 Rxa5 40. Bxe4 b5 41. Rd3 Be7 42. Kf3 Ra1 43. Nd5 Bd8 44. Nf4 Be7 45. Rc3 d5 46. Bxd5 Ra3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Topalov,V (2760) – Anand,V (2779) [D37]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (8), 2016-12-17
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. a3 Nc6 9. Qc2 Re8 10. O-O-O e5 11. Bg5 d4 12. Nd5 b5 13. Bxf6 gxf6 14. cxb5 Na5 15. exd4 exd4 16. Nb4 Bxb4 17. axb4 Be6 18. Nxd4 Rc8 19. Nc6 Nxc6 20. bxc6 Qb6 21. Qa4 Rxc6+ 22. Kb1 Rd8 23. Rxd8+ Qxd8 24. Be2 Bf5+ 25. Ka2 Rc2 26. Rd1 Qb6 27. Bg4 Qe6+ 28. Ka3 Qe5 29. Qb3 Bg6 30. Bf3 Rxf2 31. h4 Bc2 32. Rd8+ Kg7 33. Qc3 Qb5 34. Qc6 Rxf3+  0 – 1 (view game)

Vachier Lagrave,M (2804) – Adams,Mi (2748) [C65]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (8), 2016-12-17
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O Re8 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bh4 a6 9. Bc4 d6 10. a4 Ba7 11. Na3 Be6 12. b4 Nb8 13. Bxe6 Rxe6 14. Nc4 Nbd7 15. Ne3 c6 16. Nd2 a5 17. bxa5 Qxa5 18. Ndc4 Qa6 19. Nf5 d5 20. Nce3 Kh7 21. exd5 Nxd5 22. Qh5 Rf8 23. Nxd5 cxd5 24. Be7 Nf6 25. Qh3 Re8 26. Bb4 h5 27. d4 exd4 28. Nxd4 Bxd4 29. cxd4 Qc4 30. Rab1 b6 31. a5 bxa5 32. Bxa5 Qxd4 33. Bc3 Qg4 34. Qxg4 hxg4 35. Bxf6 Rxf6 36. Rb4 Re4 37. Rxe4 dxe4 38. Re1 Re6 39. g3 f5 40. Kg2 g5 41. h3 gxh3+ 42. Kxh3 Kg6 43. Kg2 Re5 44. Ra1 f4 45. Ra6+ Kf5 46. gxf4 gxf4 47. Ra8 Rb5 48. Rh8 Rb2 49. Rf8+ Ke5 50. Re8+ Kd4 51. Rf8 Ke5 52. Re8+ Kd5 53. Rd8+ Ke5  ½ – ½ (view game)

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London Chess Classic 2016 Round 7

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 17, 2016 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 So, Wesley USA 2794 5
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2823 4.5
3 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2809 4
4 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2779 4
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2785 3.5
6 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2779 3.5
7 Giri, Anish NED 2771 3.5
8 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2804 3
9 Adams, Michael ENG 2748 3
10 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2760 1

So, Wesley (2794) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2809) [D37]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (7.1), 2016-12-16
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 Qb6 12. b4 Ne6 13. Be5 a5 14. O-O axb4 15. axb4 Rxa1 16. Bxa1 Rd8 17. b5 Bc5 18. Qd2 d4 19. exd4 Nxd4 20. Bxd4 Bxd4 21. Nxd4 Rxd4 22. Qe3 Be6 23. Ra1 h6 24. Ra8+ Kh7 25. Bd3+ g6 26. Ra4 Rd6 27. Qxb6 Rxb6 28. Rd4 Kg7 29. f4 Kf6 30. Kf2 Bf5 31. Bc4 Ke7 32. Ke3 f6 33. h4 Rd6 34. Rxd6 Kxd6 35. Kd4 b6 36. g3 g5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Adams, Michael (2748) – Caruana, Fabiano (2823) [A37]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (7.2), 2016-12-16
1. c4 c5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 e5 6. O-O d6 7. a3 a5 8. Ne1 Be6 9. d3 Nge7 10. Nc2 d5 11. cxd5 Nxd5 12. Ne3 Nb6 13. Nc4 O-O 14. Bxc6 bxc6 15. Nxb6 Qxb6 16. Be3 Qxb2 17. Na4 Qb3 18. Nxc5 Qxd1 19. Rfxd1 Bd5 20. Rab1 Rfb8 21. a4 f5 22. f3 Ba2 23. Rbc1 Rb2 24. Kf1 Bd5 25. Bd2 Ra2 26. Ke1 Bf8 27. Nd7 Bb3 28. Ra1 Rxa4 29. Rxa4 Bxa4 30. Ra1 Bb3 31. Rxa5 Rxa5 32. Bxa5 Bg7 33. Bc3 Be6 34. Nxe5 Bxe5 35. Bxe5 Kf7 36. Kd2 Bb3 37. e4 Ke6 38. Bg7 h5 39. Bf8 Kf7 40. Bc5 Ke6 41. h3 Ba4 42. Ke3 Bd1 43. Bb4 Kf7 44. Kf4 Ke6 45. g4 fxg4 46. fxg4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2785) – Anand, Viswanathan (2779) [D37]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (7.3), 2016-12-16
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Bd3 dxc4 9. Bxc4 Qxd1+ 10. Rxd1 Bb4 11. Rd3 Ne4 12. O-O Bxc3 13. bxc3 Nc6 14. Bb5 f6 15. Bd6 Rd8 16. Rfd1 Rxd6 17. Rxd6 Nxd6 18. Rxd6 Kf7 19. Bxc6 Ke7 20. Bxb7 Bxb7 21. Rd4 Rc8 22. Rb4 Bd5 23. Ra4 Rxc3 24. Rxa7+ Kf8 25. h3 Rc1+ 26. Kh2 Rc2 27. Kg3 Rxa2 28. Rxa2 Bxa2 29. Nd2 e5 30. f4 exf4+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2779) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2804) [B96]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (7.4), 2016-12-16
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 h6 8. Bh4 Qb6 9. a3 Be7 10. Bf2 Qc7 11. Qf3 Nbd7 12. O-O-O b5 13. g4 Bb7 14. Bg2 Rc8 15. Kb1 g5 16. Qh3 Nc5 17. Rhe1 h5 18. Nf5 Ncxe4 19. Bxe4 Nxe4 20. Bd4 Rg8 21. Nxe7 Kxe7 22. gxh5 gxf4 23. Qh4+ Kf8 24. Ka1 b4 25. Nxe4 Bxe4 26. Rxe4 Qxc2 27. Ree1 bxa3 28. Qxf4 axb2+ 29. Bxb2 Rg5 30. Qxd6+ Kg8 31. Rg1 Qa4+ 32. Ba3 Rxg1 33. Rxg1+ Kh7 34. Qd3+ Kh6 35. Rg6+ Kxh5 36. Rg1 f5 37. Qf3+  1 – 0 (view game)

Giri, Anish (2771) – Topalov, Veselin (2760) [D37]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (7.5), 2016-12-16
1. c4 Nf6 2. d4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. c5 c6 8. h3 b6 9. b4 a5 10. a3 h6 11. Be2 Ba6 12. O-O Qc8 13. Rb1 Bxe2 14. Qxe2 axb4 15. axb4 Qb7 16. Rfc1 Rfc8 17. Ne1 Bd8 18. Qd1 Bc7 19. Nd3 b5 20. Ra1 Ne4 21. Ne2 Bd8 22. f3 Nef6 23. Nc3 Nf8 24. Rc2 Ng6 25. Rca2 Rxa2 26. Rxa2 Ra8 27. Qa1 Rxa2 28. Qxa2 Nxf4 29. exf4 Nd7 30. Ne2 Bc7 31. h4 Nb8 32. h5 Qa6 33. Qb2 f6 34. g4 Nd7 35. Kf2 Qa8 36. Ke1 Kf7 37. Kd2 Kg8 38. Kd1 Kf7 39. Kc2 Qa4+ 40. Kc1 Qa8 41. Kb1 Qa7 42. Qc1 Qa8 43. Kb2 Bd8 44. Qg1 Be7 45. Nec1 Bd8 46. Nb3 Qb7 47. Qe3 Qa8 48. Qc1 Qa4 49. Qe1 Qa8 50. Qd2 Qa4 51. Nf2 Qa8 52. Nh3 Qc8 53. Qc2 Nf8 54. Nc1 Kg8 55. Nd3 Nh7 56. Qe2 Nf8 57. Qe3 Qd7 58. Ng1 Qe8 59. Ne2 Bc7 60. Nec1 Kf7 61. Nb3 Ke7 62. Qe1 Kd7 63. Nbc1 Kc8 64. Ne2 Nd7 65. Ng3 Qf7 66. Qe3 Kb7 67. Ne2  ½ – ½ (view game)

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London Chess Classic 2016 Round 6

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 16, 2016 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 So, Wesley USA 2794 4.5
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2823 4
3 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2809 3.5
4 Aronian, Levon ARM 2785 3
5 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2779 3
6 Giri, Anish NED 2771 3
7 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2804 3
8 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2779 3
9 Adams, Michael ENG 2748 2.5
10 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2760 0.5

Topalov, Veselin (2760) – So, Wesley (2794) [C53]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (6.1), 2016-12-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 a6 6. a4 d6 7. Bg5 Ba7 8. Nbd2 h6 9. Bh4 g5 10. Bg3 O-O 11. O-O Nh7 12. h3 h5 13. d4 exd4 14. Nxd4 g4 15. hxg4 hxg4 16. Nxc6 bxc6 17. e5 d5 18. Be2 Qg5 19. a5 f5 20. exf6 Nxf6 21. Ra4 Rf7 22. Re1 Nh5 23. Bxg4 Nxg3 24. Re8+ Kg7 25. Rxc8 Bxf2+ 26. Kh2 Qe5 27. Kh3 Ne2  0 – 1 (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2809) – Adams, Michael (2748) [D05]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (6.2), 2016-12-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 e6 4. Bd3 b6 5. O-O Bb7 6. Nbd2 Bd6 7. Qe2 Ne4 8. b3 O-O 9. Bb2 Nd7 10. c4 a5 11. Rfd1 Qe7 12. Rac1 a4 13. Nf1 axb3 14. axb3 Ra2 15. Bb1 Rxb2 16. Qxb2 Ba3 17. Qc2 c5 18. cxd5 Bxd5 19. N3d2 Ndf6 20. f3 Nxd2 21. Nxd2 g6 22. e4 Bb7 23. Nc4 Bxc1 24. Qxc1 Rd8 25. dxc5 Qxc5+ 26. Kh1 Rxd1+ 27. Qxd1 Kg7 28. Qd2 Ba6 29. Ne3 Bb5 30. Nc2 h5 31. h4 Nd7 32. b4 Qe7 33. g3 Qf6 34. Nd4 e5 35. Nxb5 Qxf3+ 36. Qg2 Qd1+ 37. Qg1 Qf3+ 38. Qg2 Qd1+ 39. Qg1 Qf3+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2823) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2779) [B96]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (6.3), 2016-12-15
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 h6 8. Bh4 Qb6 9. a3 Be7 10. Bf2 Qc7 11. Qf3 Nbd7 12. O-O-O b5 13. g4 g5 14. h4 gxf4 15. Be2 b4 16. axb4 Ne5 17. Qxf4 Nexg4 18. Bxg4 e5 19. Qxf6 Bxf6 20. Nd5 Qd8 21. Nf5 Rb8 22. Nxf6+ Qxf6 23. Rxd6 Be6 24. Rhd1 O-O 25. h5 Qg5+ 26. Be3 Qf6 27. Nxh6+ Kh8 28. Bf5 Qe7 29. b5 Qe8 30. Nxf7+ Rxf7 31. Rxe6 Qxb5 32. Rh6+  1 – 0 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2779) – Giri, Anish (2771) [B90]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (6.4), 2016-12-15
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e6 7. g4 Be7 8. g5 Nfd7 9. h4 b5 10. a3 Bb7 11. Be3 Nc6 12. Qd2 O-O 13. O-O-O Nc5 14. f3 Rb8 15. Rg1 Qc7 16. b4 Nd7 17. Ndxb5 axb5 18. Nxb5 Qc8 19. Nxd6 Bxd6 20. Qxd6 Rd8 21. b5 Nde5 22. Qc5 Rxd1+ 23. Kxd1 Nxf3 24. bxc6 Bxc6 25. Rg3 Rb1+ 26. Ke2 Qa6+ 27. Kxf3 Qxf1+ 28. Bf2 Qh1+ 29. Ke3 Qc1+ 30. Kf3 Qd1+ 31. Ke3 Qc1+ 32. Kf3 Qh1+ 33. Ke3 Qxe4+ 34. Kd2 Qf4+ 35. Kc3 Rb8 36. Rd3 Rc8 37. Kb2 h5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2804) – Aronian, Levon (2785) [C50]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (6.5), 2016-12-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. a4 a5 7. c3 d5 8. exd5 Nxd5 9. Re1 Bg4 10. Nbd2 Nb6 11. Bb5 Bd6 12. h3 Bh5 13. Ne4 f5 14. Ng3 Bxf3 15. Qxf3 Ne7 16. Bg5 c6 17. Bc4+ Nxc4 18. dxc4 e4 19. Nxe4 fxe4 20. Qxe4 Rf7 21. Rad1 Qc7 22. Rxd6 Qxd6 23. Bxe7 Qd2 24. Bc5 h6 25. Qe2 Rd8 26. Bd4 Qg5 27. Qg4 Re7 28. Rxe7 Qxe7 29. Qf5 Re8 30. Qxa5 Qf7 31. Kh2 Qf4+ 32. g3 Qf7 33. Kg2 Re1 34. g4 Rd1 35. Qe5 Qg6 36. b4 b6 37. Bxb6 c5 38. Bxc5 Qc6+ 39. f3 Rd3 40. Qb8+ Kh7 41. Qf4  1 – 0 (view game)

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London Chess Classic 2016 Round 5

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 13, 2016 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 So, Wesley USA 2794 3.5
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2785 3
3 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2809 3
4 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2823 3
5 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2779 3
6 Giri, Anish NED 2771 2.5
7 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2779 2.5
8 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2804 2
9 Adams, Michael ENG 2748 2
10 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2760 0.5

So,W (2794) – Anand,V (2779) [D37]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (5), 2016-12-13
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. Bf4 dxc4 6. e3 b5 7. Nxb5 Bb4+ 8. Nc3 Nd5 9. a3 Nxc3 10. Qd2 Bxa3 11. Qxc3 Bd6 12. Bxd6 cxd6 13. Bxc4 O-O 14. O-O Bb7 15. Be2 Qb6 16. Rfc1 Rfc8 17. Qa3 Bxf3 18. Bxf3 Rab8 19. h4 Rxc1+ 20. Rxc1 Qxb2 21. Qxb2 Rxb2 22. Rc7 Nf8 23. Rxa7 d5 24. Ra8 g6 25. g3 h5 26. g4 hxg4 27. Bxg4 Kg7 28. h5 gxh5 29. Bxh5 Ng6 30. Bxg6 Kxg6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier Lagrave,M (2804) – Caruana,F (2823) [C42]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (5), 2016-12-13
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 Nc6 8. Qd2 Be6 9. O-O-O Qd7 10. b3 O-O-O 11. Nd4 a6 12. Nxe6 fxe6 13. g3 d5 14. Bh3 Kb8 15. Rhe1 Rhe8 16. f4 Bf6 17. Kb1 Qd6 18. Qd3 e5 19. Bc1 e4 20. Qd2 Qc5 21. Bb2 d4 22. Qe2 dxc3 23. Rxd8+ Rxd8 24. Bc1 Rd2 25. Bxd2 cxd2 26. Qxd2 Bc3 27. Qc1 Bxe1 28. Qxe1 e3 29. c3 Na7 30. Bf1 Nb5 31. Kb2 Qa3+ 32. Kb1 Qc5 33. Kb2 Qa3+ 34. Kb1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2779) – Kramnik,V (2809) [D37]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (5), 2016-12-13
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. c5 Nh5 8. Bd3 Nxf4 9. exf4 b6 10. b4 a5 11. a3 c6 12. O-O Ba6 13. Re1 Bf6 14. Ne5 Bxe5 15. fxe5 Bxd3 16. Qxd3 Ra7 17. g3 Qa8 18. Rab1 axb4 19. axb4 Ra3 20. Qc2 Rb8 21. h4 h6 22. Kg2 Qa6 23. Rec1 bxc5 24. bxc5 Rxb1 25. Qxb1 Qc4 26. Qb2 Rb3 27. Qd2 Qb4 28. Rc2 f6 29. f4 fxe5 30. fxe5 Nf8 31. Ne2 Qb7 32. Nf4 Qf7 33. Rb2 Rxb2 34. Qxb2 g5 35. hxg5 hxg5 36. Nd3 Ng6 37. Nf2 Ne7 38. Qd2 Qg6 39. g4 Kg7 40. Nh3 Kh6 41. Kg3 Nc8 42. Qf2 Kg7 43. Qe3 Kh6 44. Qf3 Kg7 45. Qa3 Qe4 46. Nxg5 Qe1+ 47. Kf4 Qf2+ 48. Nf3 Ne7 49. Qa7 Kf8 50. Qb8+ Kf7 51. Qb7 Kf8 52. Qd7 Ng6+ 53. Kg5 Qxf3 54. Qxe6 Nh8 55. Qf5+ Nf7+ 56. Kf6 Qxf5+ 57. gxf5 Nd8 58. e6 Nf7 59. Kg6 Nd8 60. Kf6 Nf7 61. exf7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian,L (2785) – Giri,A (2771) [D77]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (5), 2016-12-13
1. g3 d5 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 Nf6 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 dxc4 7. Na3 c5 8. Nxc4 Be6 9. b3 Nc6 10. Bb2 cxd4 11. Nxd4 Nxd4 12. Bxd4 b6 13. Rc1 Rc8 14. Rc2 b5 15. Ne3 Rxc2 16. Nxc2 Qa5 17. Qa1 Qd2 18. Qd1 Qa5 19. Qa1 Qd2 20. Qd1 Qa5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Adams,Mi (2748) – Topalov,V (2760) [C65]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (5), 2016-12-13
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 Be6 7. O-O Bd6 8. d4 Nd7 9. Nxe5 Nxe5 10. dxe5 Bxe5 11. f4 Bd4+ 12. Kh1 f6 13. c3 Bb6 14. f5 Bf7 15. e5 fxe5 16. Qg4 Qd3 17. Qxg7 Rg8 18. Qxe5+ Kd7 19. Qe4 Qa6 20. f6 Rae8 21. Qf5+ Kd8 22. c4 Qa5 23. Qh3 Qb4 24. Qxh7 Qf8 25. b3 Bd4 26. Qd3 Qd6 27. Ne4 Qd7 28. Rd1 Kc8 29. Qxd4 Qg4 30. Bg5 Rxe4 31. Qxa7 Bd5 32. Qa8+ Kd7 33. Rxd5+  1 – 0 (view game)

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London Chess Classic 2016 Round 4

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 13, 2016 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 So, Wesley USA 2794 3
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2785 2.5
3 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2823 2.5
4 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2809 2.5
5 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2779 2.5
6 Giri, Anish NED 2771 2
7 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2779 2
8 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2804 1.5
9 Adams, Michael ENG 2748 1
10 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2760 0.5

Giri, Anish (2771) – So, Wesley (2794) [D02]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (4.1), 2016-12-12
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Bf4 c5 4. e3 Nc6 5. Nbd2 e6 6. c3 cxd4 7. exd4 Nh5 8. Bg5 f6 9. Be3 Bd6 10. g3 O-O 11. Bg2 f5 12. Ne5 f4 13. Qxh5 fxe3 14. fxe3 Nxe5 15. dxe5 Bc5 16. Rf1 Bxe3 17. Rxf8+ Qxf8 18. Qf3 Qxf3 19. Nxf3 Bd7 20. Rd1 Rf8 21. c4 Bc6 22. Nd4 Bxd4 23. Rxd4 Rf5 24. g4 Rxe5+ 25. Kf2 Kf7 26. b4 Ke7 27. b5 Bd7 28. b6 dxc4 29. Rxc4 axb6 30. Rc7 Rb5 31. Rxb7 Kd6 32. Kg3 h6 33. Rb8 Rb2 34. Bf3 b5 35. a4 b4 36. a5 Rb3 37. Kg2 Bc6 38. Bxc6 Kxc6 39. a6 Ra3 40. Rxb4 Rxa6 41. h4 e5 42. Kf3 Kd5 43. Rb5+ Ke6 44. Rb7 Kf6 45. g5+ hxg5 46. hxg5+ Kg6 47. Re7 Ra5 48. Ke3 Rb5 49. Kf3 Rb3+ 50. Kf2 Rb5 51. Kf3 Rd5 52. Ke3 e4 53. Kxe4 Rxg5 54. Kf3 Kh5 55. Re1 Rg4 56. Rh1+ Kg5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2809) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2804) [A49]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (4.2), 2016-12-12
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 d5 5. O-O O-O 6. Nbd2 Nc6 7. b3 e5 8. dxe5 Ng4 9. c4 d4 10. Ne4 Ngxe5 11. Nxe5 Nxe5 12. Bg5 f6 13. Bc1 f5 14. Nc5 c6 15. Bb2 Qd6 16. e3 Nxc4 17. Bxd4 Bxd4 18. Qxd4 Qxd4 19. exd4 Nd6 20. Rfd1 Nb5 21. d5 Nc3 22. dxc6 Nxd1 23. Bd5+ Kh8 24. cxb7 Bxb7 25. Bxb7 Rad8 26. Ne6 Rfe8 27. Nxd8 Rxd8 28. Kf1 Nc3 29. a3 Rb8 30. Rc1 Nb5 31. Rc8+ Rxc8 32. Bxc8 Nxa3 33. Ke2 Nb5 34. Kd3 Kg7 35. Bd7 Nd6 36. f3 Kf6 37. Kd4 Nf7 38. Bb5 Ne5 39. Be2 g5 40. Kd5 h5 41. b4 Ng6 42. b5 f4 43. g4 hxg4 44. fxg4 Ne5 45. h3 f3 46. Bf1 f2 47. Ke4 Ng6 48. Ke3 Ke5 49. Bg2 Nf8 50. Kxf2 Kf4 51. Ke2 Kg3 52. Bf1 Ne6 53. Ke3 Nf4 54. Ke4 Nxh3 55. Kf5 Nf2 56. Kxg5 Nxg4 57. Be2 Ne3 58. Kf6 Nd5+ 59. Ke5 Nc3 60. Bc4 Nxb5 61. Bxb5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2823) – Aronian, Levon (2785) [C77]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (4.3), 2016-12-12
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 b5 6. Bb3 Be7 7. a4 b4 8. Nbd2 Bc5 9. Nf1 d6 10. Ng3 Nd4 11. Nxd4 Bxd4 12. O-O O-O 13. Rb1 Rb8 14. c3 Ba7 15. d4 Be6 16. Bxe6 fxe6 17. Be3 bxc3 18. bxc3 Rxb1 19. Qxb1 Ng4 20. h3 Nxe3 21. fxe3 Qg5 22. Kh2 a5 23. Rxf8+ Kxf8 24. Qb7 Bb6 25. Qc8+ Kf7 26. Qd7+ Qe7 27. Qb5 g6 28. Nf1 Qg5 29. Nd2 Qxe3 30. Qd7+ Kf8 31. Qd8+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2779) – Adams, Michael (2748) [C53]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (4.4), 2016-12-12
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. O-O h6 7. Re1 O-O 8. Nbd2 Ne7 9. Bb3 Ng6 10. d4 Bb6 11. Nc4 Be6 12. h3 c6 13. dxe5 dxe5 14. Ncxe5 Nxe5 15. Nxe5 Re8 16. Qxd8 Raxd8 17. Bc2 g5 18. Nf3 g4 19. Nd4 gxh3 20. gxh3 Bxh3 21. Re3 Bg4 22. Rg3 Bc7 23. f4 h5 24. e5 Nd5 25. Bf5 Bb6 26. Bxg4 hxg4 27. Rxg4+ Kf8 28. Bd2 Ke7 29. Kf2 Nxc3 30. bxc3 Rxd4 31. cxd4 Bxd4+ 32. Be3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Topalov, Veselin (2760) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2779) [B12]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (4.5), 2016-12-12
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. dxc5 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. c3 e6 7. b4 a6 8. Nbd2 Nxe5 9. Qa4+ Nd7 10. Ne5 Nf6 11. c4 a5 12. Nb3 axb4 13. Qb5 Be7 14. c6 bxc6 15. Nxc6 Qc7 16. f3 Bf5 17. Nxe7 Rb8 18. Nxf5 Rxb5 19. Nxg7+ Ke7 20. cxb5 Nc5 21. Bb2 Nxb3 22. axb3 Qf4 23. Be2 Rc8 24. Rd1 Qg5 25. b6 Rc2 26. Bxf6+ Qxf6 27. Nh5 Qc3+ 28. Kf1 Qe3 29. Re1 Qxb6 30. Nf4 Qe3 31. g3 Qxb3 32. Kg2 Kf8 33. Kh3 Qb2 34. Rb1 Qf6 35. Rhe1 e5 36. Nxd5 Qe6+ 37. Kg2 Qxd5 38. Rxb4 Qd2 39. Rb8+ Kg7 40. Kf1 Qh6 41. Kg2 e4 42. Rb3 Qe6 43. Re3 exf3+ 44. Kxf3 Qh3 45. Rd1 Qh5+ 46. Kf2 Qxh2+ 47. Kf3 Rc6 48. Rd4 Rg6 49. g4 Rf6+ 50. Ke4 Qh1+ 51. Kd3 Qb1+ 52. Kd2 Qb2+ 53. Kd3 Rc6  0 – 1 (view game)

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London Chess Classic 2016 Round 3

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 11, 2016 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 So, Wesley USA 2794 2.5
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2785 2
3 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2809 2
4 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2823 2
5 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2779 1.5
6 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2779 1.5
7 Giri, Anish NED 2771 1.5
8 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2804 1
9 Adams, Michael ENG 2748 0.5
10 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2760 0.5

Aronian, Levon (2785) – So, Wesley (2794) [A34]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (3.1), 2016-12-11
1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nb4 6. Bc4 Nd3+ 7. Ke2 Nf4+ 8. Kf1 Nd3 9. Qe2 Nxc1 10. Rxc1 e6 11. h4 a6 12. e5 Nc6 13. Rh3 b5 14. Bd3 Bb7 15. Be4 Qd7 16. Rg3 g6 17. Kg1 Be7 18. Qe3 O-O-O 19. Rg4 Kb8 20. Rf4 Rhf8 21. a4 b4 22. Bxc6 Bxc6 23. Ne4 Bxe4 24. Rxe4 a5 25. Rec4 Qxa4 26. d4 Rd5 27. dxc5 Qc6 28. Nd4 Qc7 29. Qf3 Rfd8 30. Nb5 Qxe5 31. c6 Rc8 32. Qxf7 Qf6 33. Rf4 Qxf7 34. Rxf7 Rxb5 35. Rxe7 Rc7 36. Rxe6 Ka7 37. Kf1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2823) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2809) [C53]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (3.2), 2016-12-11
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. a4 d5 7. exd5 Nxd5 8. a5 a6 9. O-O b5 10. axb6 Nxb6 11. Bb3 Bf5 12. Bc2 Qd7 13. Qe2 Rfd8 14. Nxe5 Qe6 15. d4 Bxc2 16. Qxc2 Bxd4 17. Nf3 Be5 18. Bg5 f6 19. Be3 Nc4 20. Re1 Rab8 21. Bc1 a5 22. Ra4 Qd5 23. Nbd2 Nb6 24. Rae4 a4 25. Rh4 Qd3 26. Qxd3 Rxd3 27. Nc4 Nxc4 28. Rxc4 a3 29. Rxc6 axb2 30. Bxb2 Rxb2 31. Nxe5 fxe5 32. Rxc7 Rdd2 33. Rc8+ Kf7 34. Rc7+ Kf6 35. Rf1 h6 36. h4 e4 37. h5 Rb5 38. Ra1 Rd6 39. Kf1 Rxh5 40. Raa7 Rh1+ 41. Ke2 g5 42. Rf7+ Kg6 43. g4 Rdd1 44. Rg7+ Kf6 45. Rgf7+ Kg6 46. Rg7+ Kf6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2779) – Anand, Viswanathan (2779) [D37]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (3.3), 2016-12-11
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 Bb4 7. e3 h6 8. Bh4 g5 9. Bg3 Ne4 10. Nd2 Nxg3 11. hxg3 c6 12. a3 Ba5 13. Bd3 Kf8 14. Qc2 Nf6 15. O-O-O Kg7 16. Kb1 Be6 17. Nb3 Bb6 18. f4 Bg4 19. Rde1 Qd6 20. Rhf1 Rae8 21. Nc5 Re7 22. Qd2 Rhe8 23. fxg5 hxg5 24. e4 Nxe4 25. N5xe4 dxe4 26. Rxe4 Rxe4 27. Nxe4 Qg6 28. Nf6 Qxf6 29. Rxf6 Kxf6 30. Qc3 Bd7 31. d5+ Re5 32. Be4 g4 33. dxc6 bxc6 34. Bxc6 Bxc6 35. Qxc6+ Kg5 36. Qd7 Re3 37. Qxf7 Rxg3 38. Qd5+ Kh4 39. a4 Bf2 40. Qd8+ Kh5 41. Qe8+ Kg5 42. Qe5+ Kg6 43. Qf4  1 – 0 (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2804) – Topalov, Veselin (2760) [C67]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (3.4), 2016-12-11
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nf5 8. Nf3 O-O 9. d4 d5 10. g3 Re8 11. Nc3 Be6 12. Ne2 g5 13. h3 h6 14. Bg2 Ng7 15. Ne5 f6 16. Nxc6 bxc6 17. c4 Qd7 18. Kh2 Bb4 19. Bd2 Bxd2 20. Qxd2 dxc4 21. Nc3 Bd5 22. Ne4 Qf7 23. Qa5 f5 24. Nc3 Bxg2 25. Kxg2 f4 26. Qc5 fxg3 27. fxg3 Rxe1 28. Rxe1 Rf8 29. d5 Nh5 30. Rg1 cxd5 31. Qxd5 Qxd5+ 32. Nxd5 Rd8 33. Rd1 Kg7 34. Kf3 c6 35. Ne3 Rd3 36. Rxd3 cxd3 37. Nf1 Kf6 38. Ke3 Ke5 39. Kxd3 Nf6 40. Ne3 h5 41. Nc4+ Kd5 42. Ne3+ Ke5 43. Nc4+ Kd5 44. Ne3+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Adams, Michael (2748) – Giri, Anish (2771) [B51]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (3.5), 2016-12-11
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. d4 cxd4 5. Qxd4 a6 6. Bxd7+ Bxd7 7. Nc3 e5 8. Qd3 Rc8 9. O-O h6 10. Nd2 Qc7 11. Rd1 Bg4 12. f3 Be6 13. Nf1 Nf6 14. Ne3 Be7 15. a4 O-O 16. Bd2 Rfd8 17. Be1 d5 18. Nexd5 Bxd5 19. exd5 Bb4 20. Kh1 Bxc3 21. Qxc3 Qxc3 22. Bxc3 Nxd5 23. Bxe5 Ne3 24. Rxd8+ Rxd8 25. Rc1 f6 26. Bc3 Nxc2 27. Kg1 Nd4 28. Kf2 Nb3 29. Re1 Nc5 30. Re7 b6 31. a5 bxa5 32. Bxa5 Rb8 33. Bc3 Nd3+ 34. Ke2 Nxb2 35. Re4 Rc8 36. Bxb2 Rc2+ 37. Ke3 Rxb2 38. g4 Rb3+ 39. Kf4 Kf7 40. Ra4 Rb6 41. h4 g6 42. h5 g5+ 43. Ke4 Re6+ 44. Kd4 Ke7 45. Ra5 Kd7 46. Kc4 Kc7 47. Kb4 Rc6 48. Rf5 Re6 49. Kc4 Kb7 50. Kb4 Kb6 51. Rd5 Rc6 52. Rf5 Rd6 53. Kc4 a5 54. Kb3 Ka6 55. Kb2 Rb6+ 56. Ka3 Rc6 57. Kb2 Kb6 58. Kb3 Rd6 59. Kb2 Ka6 60. Kb3 Rb6+ 61. Ka3 Kb7 62. Ka4  ½ – ½ (view game)

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London Chess Classic 2016 Round 2

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 11, 2016 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 So, Wesley USA 2794 2
2 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2779 1.5
3 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2823 1.5
4 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2809 1.5
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2785 1.5
6 Giri, Anish NED 2771 1
7 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2804 0.5
8 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2779 0.5
9 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2760 0
10 Adams, Michael ENG 2748 0

Kramnik,V (2809) – Aronian,L (2785) [A14]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (2), 2016-12-10
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Be7 5. c4 O-O 6. b3 b6 7. Nc3 Bb7 8. d4 Nbd7 9. Bb2 Rc8 10. cxd5 Nxd5 11. Nxd5 Bxd5 12. Qd3 c5 13. e4 Bb7 14. Rad1 cxd4 15. Nxd4 Nf6 16. Qe2 Qe8 17. a3 a5 18. Rfe1 Bc5 19. Nb5 Qe7 20. e5 Bxg2 21. exf6 Qb7 22. Nd6 Bxd6 23. Rxd6 Bh1 24. f3 Qxf3 25. Qd2 Qg2+ 26. Qxg2 Bxg2 27. fxg7 Rfe8 28. Re2 Bf3 29. Rf2 Be4 30. Re2 Bf3 31. Rf2 Be4 32. Re2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand,V (2779) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2804) [B90]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (2), 2016-12-10
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. f4 Nbd7 9. g4 Rc8 10. f5 Bxb3 11. axb3 d5 12. exd5 Bb4 13. Bg2 Qb6 14. Bd2 e4 15. Qe2 O-O 16. O-O-O Nc5 17. Kb1 Rfd8 18. Rhe1 a5 19. Qf2 Qc7 20. Bf4 Qb6 21. Be5 a4 22. bxa4 Bxc3 23. Bxc3 Nxd5 24. Rxd5 Rxd5 25. Bxe4 Rd6 26. a5 Qb5 27. Qe2 Qxe2 28. Rxe2 Rd1+ 29. Ka2 Re8 30. Bf3 Rxe2 31. Bxe2 Rc1 32. Bf3 Rxc2 33. Bxb7  1 – 0 (view game)

So,W (2794) – Adams,Mi (2748) [E06]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (2), 2016-12-10
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Qxc4 Bc6 10. Bg5 a5 11. Nc3 Ra6 12. Qd3 Rb6 13. Qc2 h6 14. Bd2 Bb4 15. Rfe1 Bxf3 16. Bxf3 Nc6 17. e3 e5 18. Bxc6 exd4 19. Bf3 dxc3 20. bxc3 Bc5 21. Rab1 Rd6 22. Red1 b6 23. c4 Qe7 24. Bc3 Rfd8 25. Bb2 Qe6 26. Rxd6 Rxd6 27. Rd1 Rxd1+ 28. Qxd1 Bd6 29. Qd4 Qe8 30. Bd1 Qc6 31. Bc2 Kf8 32. e4 Bc5 33. Qd8+ Ne8 34. Qd5 Qg6 35. Kg2 Ke7 36. f4 c6 37. Qd3 Nc7 38. f5 Qg5 39. Be5 Ne6 40. fxe6  1 – 0 (view game)

Topalov,V (2760) – Caruana,F (2823) [C02]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (2), 2016-12-10
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bd7 6. Be2 Nge7 7. h4 Qb6 8. Na3 cxd4 9. cxd4 Nb4 10. h5 h6 11. Bd2 a6 12. Bc3 Nec6 13. Rh3 O-O-O 14. Kf1 Kb8 15. Qd2 f6 16. exf6 gxf6 17. Rg3 Be8 18. Nh4 Bd6 19. Rg7 e5 20. dxe5 fxe5 21. Ng6 Bxg6 22. hxg6 e4 23. Rf7 Rhg8 24. g7 Ka7 25. Qxh6 Nd3 26. Bxd3 exd3 27. Re1 Bc5 28. Re6 Rc8 29. Qg5 Bd4 30. Re1 Bxc3 31. bxc3 Qb2 32. Nb1 Rce8 33. Qd2 Rxe1+ 34. Qxe1 d4 35. Nd2 dxc3 36. Nc4 Re8 37. Rxb7+ Qxb7 38. Qxe8 Qb1+  0 – 1 (view game)

Giri,A (2771) – Nakamura,Hi (2779) [A49]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (2), 2016-12-10
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. c4 c5 6. Nc3 cxd4 7. Qxd4 Qa5 8. O-O Qh5 9. Qe5 Qxe5 10. Nxe5 Nc6 11. Nd3 b6 12. Bg5 Ba6 13. b3 h6 14. Bd2 Rac8 15. Rac1 Rfd8 16. Rfd1 e6 17. Bf4 Ne8 18. h4 Bf8 19. Ne5 Nxe5 20. Bxe5 Bg7 21. Bxg7 Kxg7 22. a4 g5 23. hxg5 hxg5 24. e3 Nf6 25. Rd6 Kf8 26. Rcd1 Rc5 27. Na2 Bc8 28. Nb4 Re8 29. Nd3 Ra5 30. Nb2 Rc5 31. Nd3 Ra5 32. Nb2 Rc5 33. R6d2 g4 34. Nd3 Rc7 35. Ne5 Ke7 36. a5 bxa5 37. Ra2 Bb7 38. Rxa5 Bxg2 39. Kxg2 Rb8 40. Ra3 Rc5 41. Nd3 Rc7 42. Ne5 Rc5 43. Nd3 Rc7  ½ – ½ (view game)

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London Chess Classic 2016 Round 1

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 10, 2016 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2809 1
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2785 1
3 So, Wesley USA 2794 1
4 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2804 0.5
5 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2823 0.5
6 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2779 0.5
7 Giri, Anish NED 2771 0.5
8 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2779 0
9 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2760 0
10 Adams, Michael ENG 2748 0

Nakamura,Hikaru (2779) – So,Wesley (2794) [D85]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (1), 2016-12-09
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Be3 c5 8. Rc1 O-O 9. Qd2 e5 10. d5 Nd7 11. c4 f5 12. Bg5 Nf6 13. Ne2 Nxe4 14. Bxd8 Nxd2 15. Be7 Rf7 16. Bxc5 Nxf1 17. Rxf1 b6 18. Bb4 Ba6 19. f4 Rc8 20. fxe5 Bxe5 21. Rf3 Bxc4 22. Re3 Bg7 23. Nf4 Rd7 24. a4 Bh6 25. g3 Bxf4 26. gxf4 Rxd5 27. Re7 Rd4 28. Bd2 Kf8 29. Bb4 Re8  0 – 1 (view game)

Caruana,Fabiano (2823) – Anand,Viswanathan (2779) [A21]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (1), 2016-12-09
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Bb4 3. Nd5 Bc5 4. Nf3 c6 5. Nc3 d6 6. g3 Nf6 7. Bg2 O-O 8. O-O Re8 9. d3 h6 10. Na4 Bb4 11. a3 Ba5 12. b4 Bc7 13. e4 Bg4 14. h3 Bxf3 15. Qxf3 Nbd7 16. Qd1 a6 17. Nc3 Bb6 18. Ne2 a5 19. Bb2 Qe7 20. Kh2 axb4 21. axb4 Rxa1 22. Qxa1 h5 23. Kh1 h4 24. g4 Nh7 25. f4 Be3 26. Bc3 c5 27. bxc5 Nxc5 28. Qb1 Ra8 29. d4 exd4 30. Nxd4 Bxd4 31. Bxd4 Rc8 32. Ba1 Nf6 33. e5 dxe5 34. Bxe5 Nfd7 35. Bc3 Qe3 36. Ba1 Re8 37. Qb2 Nf6 38. Qd4 b6 39. Qxe3 Rxe3 40. Bd4 Rd3 41. Bf2 Rc3 42. Bxh4 Rd3 43. Bf2 Rc3 44. Bh4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik,Vladimir (2809) – Topalov,Veselin (2760) [D77]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (1), 2016-12-09
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 Nf6 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 c5 7. dxc5 dxc4 8. Na3 c3 9. Nb5 cxb2 10. Bxb2 Bd7 11. Qb3 Bc6 12. Rfd1 Qc8 13. Rac1 Nbd7 14. Nbd4 Bd5 15. Qa3 Re8 16. c6 Nb6 17. c7 Nc4 18. Qb4 Nxb2 19. Qxb2 b6 20. Qa3 e6 21. Nb5 Bf8 22. Qb2 Bg7 23. Qd2 Qd7 24. a4 Ne4 25. Qf4 a6 26. Qxe4 axb5 27. Qd3 f5 28. Ng5  1 – 0 (view game)

Vachier Lagrave,Maxime (2804) – Giri,Anish (2771) [B90]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (1), 2016-12-09
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e5 7. Nde2 h5 8. g3 Be6 9. Bg2 b5 10. O-O Nbd7 11. Be3 Be7 12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. exd5 Bf5 14. f4 Rc8 15. c3 Bh7 16. a4 O-O 17. axb5 axb5 18. Ra6 exf4 19. Nxf4 h4 20. Bd4 Ne5 21. Nh5 Bg6 22. Nf4 Bh7 23. Nh5 Bg6 24. Nf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian,Levon (2785) – Adams,Michael (2748) [C50]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (1), 2016-12-09
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. c3 d6 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 a6 8. Nbd2 Ba7 9. Bb3 Qe7 10. Nc4 Be6 11. Ne3 g5 12. Bg3 O-O-O 13. Ba4 Nb8 14. Qc2 Bxe3 15. fxe3 Nh5 16. Bf2 f5 17. exf5 Bxf5 18. Qe2 Bxd3 19. Qxd3 e4 20. Qd4 c5 21. Qd1 exf3 22. Qxf3 Nf6 23. Bc2 Nbd7 24. O-O-O Ne5 25. Qe2 Qe6 26. Bg3 Qxa2 27. Rhf1 Nd5 28. Bxe5 dxe5 29. Bb1 Qb3 30. Bc2 Qa2 31. Qg4+ Kb8 32. Qe4 Nb6 33. Qxe5+ Ka8 34. Rxd8+ Rxd8 35. Qf6 Nc4 36. Qxd8+ Ka7 37. Qd3 Nxb2 38. Qf5 Qa1+ 39. Kd2 Nc4+ 40. Ke2 Qxc3 41. Qxc5+  1 – 0 (view game)

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