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Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2015 Round 7

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 25, 2015 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR NOR 5.5
2 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2791 4.5
3 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2802 4
4 So, Wesley USA 2788 4
5 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2756 3.5
6 Giri, Anish NED 2790 3
7 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2765 3
8 Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2658 3
9 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2783 2.5
10 Adams, Michael ENG 2745 2

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2756) – Mamedov, Rauf (2658) [D43]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (7.1), 2015-04-24
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 dxc4 7. e4 g5 8. Bg3 b5 9. Be2 Nbd7 10. d5 cxd5 11. exd5 Nc5 12. Be5 Bg7 13. Qd4 Nd3+ 14. Bxd3 cxd3 15. O-O O-O 16. Ne4 Nxe4 17. Bxg7 e5 18. Bxe5 Bf5 19. Rae1 Rc8 20. b3 g4 21. Bh8 f6 22. Nh4 d2 23. Rxe4 Bxe4 24. Qxe4 Qd7 25. Qd4 Rc1 26. Qxd2 Rxf1+ 27. Kxf1 Qh7 28. g3 Qb1+ 29. Kg2 Qe4+ 30. Kg1 Qb1+ 31. Kg2 Qe4+ 32. Kg1 Qb1+ 33. Kg2 Qe4+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2791) – Adams, Michael (2745) [A20]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (7.2), 2015-04-24
1. c4 e5 2. g3 c6 3. Nf3 e4 4. Nd4 d5 5. cxd5 Qxd5 6. Nc2 Nf6 7. Nc3 Qh5 8. Ne3 Bc5 9. Qc2 Bxe3 10. fxe3 Qe5 11. Bg2 Bf5 12. O-O O-O 13. b3 Nbd7 14. Bb2 Qe6 15. Rxf5 Qxf5 16. Nxe4 Qg6 17. Rf1 Rfe8 18. Bxf6 Nxf6 19. Nxf6+ gxf6 20. e4 Rad8 21. Rf4 Qh5 22. d3 Qe5 23. Bh3 Kg7 24. Kg2 h5 25. Rf5 Qd4 26. Rxh5 Qe3 27. Rh4 Re5 28. Rf4 Rc5 29. Qb2 Rd6 30. Rf1 a5 31. Bf5 b5 32. h4 Rd8 33. a3 b4 34. axb4 axb4 35. Be6 Rc3 36. Bc4 Ra8 37. Rf5 Ra7 38. Rf3 Qc5 39. Qd2 Qd6 40. Qe3 Ra5 41. Rf2 Rc2 42. g4 Qd7 43. Qg3 Rc5 44. g5 fxg5 45. Rxf7+ Qxf7 46. Bxf7 Kxf7 47. Qf3+ Kg7 48. h5 Ra5 49. Kf2 Rb2 50. h6+ Kg6 51. h7  1 – 0 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2863) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2783) [C65]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (7.3), 2015-04-24
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. h3 Ne7 8. d4 Bb6 9. Bd3 d5 10. Nbd2 dxe4 11. Nxe4 Nxe4 12. Bxe4 exd4 13. Qc2 h6 14. a4 c6 15. Rd1 Nd5 16. Nxd4 Re8 17. a5 Bxa5 18. Nf3 b5 19. Nd4 Bc7 20. Nxc6 Qd6 21. g3 Bb7 22. Bf4 Qxc6 23. Bxd5 Re1+ 24. Kh2 Qxd5 25. Rxd5 Rxa1 26. Rd1 Rxd1 27. Qxd1 Rd8 28. Qe2 Bb6 29. Be3 Bxe3 30. Qxe3 Rd1 31. g4 Bc6 32. Qc5 Bd7 33. Qxa7 Rd2 34. Kg3 Rd3+ 35. Kf4 Kh7 36. Qb7 Rd2 37. Ke3 Rd6 38. f4 g6 39. Qb8 Rd5 40. Ke4 Be6 41. Qb7 Rc5 42. Kd4 Rc4+ 43. Ke5 b4 44. cxb4 Rc2 45. Kf6 Rxb2 46. Qb8 Rf2 47. f5 gxf5 48. Qg3 Rf1 49. g5  1 – 0 (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2802) – So, Wesley (2788) [E21]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (7.4), 2015-04-24
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 b6 5. e3 Ne4 6. Qc2 Bb7 7. Bd3 f5 8. O-O Bxc3 9. bxc3 O-O 10. c5 Rf6 11. Ne1 bxc5 12. Rb1 Qc8 13. f3 Ng5 14. Be2 cxd4 15. cxd4 Nc6 16. Nd3 Ba6 17. Bb2 Ne7 18. d5 Rh6 19. dxe6 Nxe6 20. Nf4 Nxf4 21. exf4 Bxe2 22. Qxe2 Re6 23. Qd3 Ng6 24. g3 Rb8 25. Qxf5 Reb6 26. Bd4 Rxb1 27. Rxb1 Rxb1+ 28. Qxb1 c5 29. Qb3+ c4 30. Qb5 Ne7 31. Qg5 Qf8 32. Bc5 Kf7 33. Qe5 Qe8 34. Kf2 Nc6 35. Qh5+ g6 36. Qxh7+ Ke6 37. Qg7 Qf7 38. Qxf7+ Kxf7 39. Ke3 Ke6 40. g4 d6 41. Ba3 d5 42. Bb2 Nb4 43. a4 Nc2+ 44. Kd2 Nb4 45. h4 Nd3 46. Bd4 a6 47. h5 gxh5 48. f5+ Kd6 49. gxh5 Ne5 50. Ke3 Nf7 51. Bg7  1 – 0 (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2765) – Giri, Anish (2790) [D38]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (7.5), 2015-04-24
1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 Nbd7 8. Qc2 g5 9. Bg3 Ne4 10. Nd2 Nxg3 11. hxg3 Nb6 12. e3 c6 13. a3 Bf8 14. b4 a5 15. b5 c5 16. dxc5 Bxc5 17. Nb3 Bd6 18. Nd4 a4 19. Be2 Qf6 20. Qd3 O-O 21. O-O Rd8 22. Rfc1 Bf8 23. Qd1 Qe5 24. Bd3 Bd7 25. Bc2 Rdc8 26. Nxa4 Nxa4 27. Bxa4 Rxc1 28. Rxc1 Bxa3 29. Rb1 Bc5 30. Nf3 Qd6 31. Bc2 Ra3 32. Bb3 Bf5 33. Ra1 Be4 34. Rxa3 Bxa3 35. Bc2 Qc5 36. Bxe4 dxe4 37. Nd2 Qxb5 38. Nxe4 Qe5 39. Qd3 b5 40. f4 Qe7 41. Qd4 Bb2 42. Qxb2 Qxe4 43. Qxb5 Qxe3+ 44. Kh2 gxf4 45. Qb8+ Kg7 46. gxf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2015 Round 6

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 24, 2015 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR NOR 4.5
2 So, Wesley USA 2788 4
3 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2791 3.5
4 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2756 3
5 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2802 3
6 Giri, Anish NED 2790 2.5
7 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2783 2.5
8 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2765 2.5
9 Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2658 2.5
10 Adams, Michael ENG 2745 2

Adams, Michael (2745) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2765) [A37]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (6.1), 2015-04-23
1. c4 g6 2. g3 Bg7 3. Bg2 c5 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Nh6 6. h4 d6 7. d3 Bg4 8. Bd2 Qd7 9. Rb1 Ng8 10. Nd5 Nf6 11. Ne3 Bxf3 12. Bxf3 O-O 13. b4 Nxb4 14. Bxb4 cxb4 15. Rxb4 Rab8 16. O-O Bh6 17. Nd5 Nxd5 18. Bxd5 e6 19. Bf3 b5 20. Qb1 a6 21. e3 Qa7 22. cxb5 Rxb5 23. Rxb5 axb5 24. Bc6 d5 25. Bxb5 Qa3 26. Re1 Rc8 27. d4 Bf8 28. Kg2 Kg7 29. Rd1 Bb4 30. Bd3 h5 31. Bc2 Rc3 32. Bb3 Qa6 33. Qb2 Ba5 34. Rd2 Qc6 35. Rd1 Qb5 36. Kh2 Qa6 37. Kg2 Qb5 38. Rc1 Rxc1 39. Qxc1 Qe2 40. Qc2 Qxc2 41. Bxc2 f5 42. Ba4 Kf7 43. Bc6 Bb4 44. a4 Ba5 45. Kf1 Ke7 46. Ke2 Kf6 47. Be8 Bb4 48. f3 Ba5 49. e4 fxe4 50. fxe4 dxe4 51. Ke3 Bc7 52. Kxe4 Bxg3 53. a5 Bb8 54. a6 Ba7 55. Kd3 g5 56. hxg5+ Kxg5 57. Bf7 Kf6 58. Bxh5 Ke7 59. Ke4  ½ – ½ (view game)

So, Wesley (2788) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2756) [D17]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (6.2), 2015-04-23
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. Ne5 Nbd7 7. Nxc4 Qc7 8. g3 e5 9. dxe5 Nxe5 10. Bf4 Nfd7 11. Bg2 g5 12. Ne3 gxf4 13. Nxf5 O-O-O 14. Qc2 Nc5 15. O-O fxg3 16. hxg3 a5 17. Rfd1 h5 18. Rxd8+ Qxd8 19. Rd1 Qf6 20. Bh3 Kb8 21. Qd2 Be7 22. Qe3 Ng6 23. Rd4 Ne6 24. Ne4 Qe5 25. Rd7 Rd8 26. Qd3 Rxd7 27. Qxd7 Qxe4 28. Nxe7 Nxe7 29. Qxe7 Qxe2 30. Qxf7 Qd1+ 31. Bf1 Nd4 32. Qf8+ Kc7 33. Qe7+ Kc8 34. Qf8+ Kc7 35. Qe7+ Kc8 36. Qe8+ Kc7 37. Qe7+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri, Anish (2790) – Carlsen, Magnus (2863) [D38]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (6.3), 2015-04-23
1. d4 e6 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. e3 O-O 8. Rc1 dxc4 9. Bxc4 c5 10. dxc5 Nd7 11. c6 Ne5 12. Nxe5 Qxe5 13. O-O bxc6 14. Qe2 Rd8 15. Rfd1 Bb7 16. Rxd8+ Rxd8 17. Rd1 Rxd1+ 18. Qxd1 Qc7 19. h3 Bxc3 20. bxc3 c5 21. Qa4 Qc6 22. Qxc6 Bxc6 23. Bd3 e5 24. f4 f6 25. Kf2 Kf7 26. h4 Ke6 27. g3 g5 28. hxg5 hxg5 29. fxg5 fxg5 30. Ke1 Bd5 31. a3 e4 32. Be2 Ke5 33. Kd2 Be6 34. Ke1 Kd6 35. Kd2 Ke5 36. Ke1 Kd6 37. Kd2 Ke5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedov, Rauf (2658) – Anand, Viswanathan (2791) [B17]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (6.4), 2015-04-23
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Bc4 Ngf6 6. Nxf6+ Nxf6 7. c3 Qc7 8. Nf3 Bg4 9. h3 Bxf3 10. Qxf3 e6 11. O-O Be7 12. Bf4 Qd7 13. Bb3 O-O 14. Be5 a5 15. a3 Qd8 16. Rfe1 Bd6 17. Rad1 Qe7 18. Bc2 Rfd8 19. Qg3 Bxe5 20. Rxe5 Rd5 21. Qh4 g6 22. Bb3 Rd7 23. Rde1 Kg7 24. Qg3 Qd8 25. Ba2 a4 26. Qg5 Nd5 27. Qg3 Nf6 28. Qg5 Nd5 29. Qg3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2783) – Caruana, Fabiano (2802) [A48]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (6.5), 2015-04-23
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bg5 Bg7 4. c3 O-O 5. Nbd2 d5 6. e3 Nbd7 7. Be2 c5 8. O-O b6 9. a4 a6 10. b4 Bb7 11. a5 cxb4 12. cxb4 b5 13. Rc1 Ne8 14. Nb3 Nd6 15. Ne1 Nc4 16. Nd3 Ra7 17. Bh4 Ba8 18. Bf3 Nf6 19. Qe2 Ne8 20. g4 Ned6 21. Bg2 Qc8 22. Nbc5 Re8 23. Bg3 Qd8 24. Rcd1 e6 25. f3 Qe7 26. Kh1 Bh6 27. Nf4 Nb7 28. Ncd3 Nd8 29. e4 Nc6 30. exd5 Nxb4 31. dxe6 Nxd3 32. Rxd3 fxe6 33. Qe1 Qd8 34. h4 Rf7 35. g5 Bg7 36. Bh3 Rxf4 37. Bxf4 e5 38. Bg3 e4 39. Rd1 Bd5 40. Be5 exf3 41. Qf2 Qxa5 42. Bg4 Rf8 43. Rd3 Qb4 44. Bg3 h5 45. gxh6 Bxh6 46. Kh2 Nd2 47. Ra1 Ne4 48. Qc2 Nxg3 49. Rxa6 Be4 50. Bxf3 Qe1 51. Qb3+ Kh8 52. Bxe4 Rf2+ 53. Kh3 Qf1+ 54. Kg4 Rf4+  0 – 1 (view game)

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Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2015 Round 5

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 21, 2015 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR NOR 4
2 So, Wesley USA 2788 3.5
3 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2791 3
4 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2783 2.5
5 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2756 2.5
6 Giri, Anish NED 2790 2
7 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2765 2
8 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2802 2
9 Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2658 2
10 Adams, Michael ENG 2745 1.5

Mamedov, Rauf (2658) – Adams, Michael (2745) [C91]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (5.1), 2015-04-21
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. d4 Bg4 10. Be3 exd4 11. cxd4 Na5 12. Bc2 Nc4 13. Bc1 c5 14. b3 Nb6 15. Nbd2 cxd4 16. h3 Bh5 17. g4 d3 18. Bxd3 Bg6 19. Nd4 d5 20. Bb2 Rc8 21. Rc1 dxe4 22. Nxe4 Nxe4 23. Bxe4 Bxe4 24. Rxe4 Bf6 25. Rxc8 Nxc8 26. Qc2 Nd6 27. Re1 Qd7 28. Rd1 Rc8 29. Qd3 Rd8 30. Qf3 Nc8 31. Rd2 Ne7 32. Bc3 Qc8 33. Ne2 Bxc3 34. Qxc3 Rxd2 35. Qxd2 h6 36. Ng3 Qe6 37. Qd8+ Kh7 38. Qd3+ g6 39. Ne4 Qe5 40. Qf3 Kg7 41. b4 Nd5 42. a3 Nf4 43. h4 Ne6 44. Qe3 Nd4 45. Qd3 Ne6 46. Qe3 Nd4 47. Qd3 f5 48. gxf5 gxf5 49. Nc5 Kf7 50. Qe3 Qxe3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2791) – So, Wesley (2788) [C84]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (5.2), 2015-04-21
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 Nb8 10. Ng5 Nc6 11. Ba2 Nd4 12. Ne2 Nxe2+ 13. Qxe2 h6 14. f4 hxg5 15. fxg5 Ng4 16. g6 Bg5 17. h3 Bxc1 18. Raxc1 Nh6 19. Qh5 Be6 20. Bxe6 fxe6 21. g4 c6 22. Rxf8+ Qxf8 23. Rf1 Qe7 24. g5 Rf8 25. gxh6 Rxf1+ 26. Kxf1 Qf8+ 27. Ke2 gxh6 28. Qg4 Qf6 29. h4 d5 30. h5 d4 31. b4 Kg7 32. Qf3 Qe7 33. Kd1 Kg8 34. Qf2 Kg7 35. c3 dxc3 36. Kc2 Qc7 37. Qc5 Kg8 38. Qe3 a5 39. Qh3 axb4 40. Qxe6+ Kf8 41. axb4 Qa7 42. Kxc3 Qa3+ 43. Kc2 Qa4+ 44. Qb3 Qa7 45. d4  1 – 0 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2863) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2765) [A05]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (5.3), 2015-04-21
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 b5 3. Bg2 Bb7 4. Na3 a6 5. c4 b4 6. Nc2 e6 7. d4 a5 8. O-O Be7 9. d5 Na6 10. Nfd4 Nc5 11. Re1 O-O 12. e4 e5 13. Nf5 d6 14. Bg5 Nxd5 15. Bh6 gxh6 16. Qg4+ Bg5 17. cxd5 Kh8 18. h4 Bf6 19. Nce3 Bc8 20. Qf3 Bg7 21. Bh3 Rg8 22. Bg4 Qf6 23. Bh5 Bxf5 24. Nxf5 c6 25. dxc6 Rac8 26. Qd1 Rxc6 27. Qd5 Rgc8 28. Rad1 Bf8 29. Qxf7 Qxf7 30. Bxf7 Na4 31. Re2 Rc1 32. Rxc1 Rxc1+ 33. Kg2 Nc5 34. b3 Rc3 35. Kh3 Nd7 36. Be6 Nc5 37. Bd5 Nd7 38. Ne3 Nf6 39. Be6 Rc5 40. Nc4 Kg7 41. f3 Ne8 42. Rd2 Nc7 43. Bg4 a4 44. Nxd6 Bxd6 45. Rxd6 a3 46. Bd7 Rc2 47. Bc6 Rxa2 48. Rd7+ Kf6 49. Rxc7 Rc2 50. Rxh7 Kg6 51. Rc7 Kf6 52. h5 Rc1 53. Rh7 a2 54. Bd5  1 – 0 (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2756) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2783) [D41]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (5.4), 2015-04-21
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 c5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 cxd4 8. cxd4 Bb4+ 9. Bd2 Bxd2+ 10. Qxd2 O-O 11. Rc1 b6 12. Bd3 Bb7 13. O-O h6 14. Qe3 Nc6 15. Rfd1 Rc8 16. h4 Ne7 17. h5 Qd6 18. d5 Rxc1 19. Rxc1 Rc8 20. Re1 Rc3 21. Qd2 Rc5 22. Bb1 Kf8 23. Qd3 Rc8 24. a3 e5 25. Qb3 Rc5 26. Qb2 f6 27. Ba2 Bc8 28. Nd2 Bg4 29. Nc4 Qd7 30. d6 Nc6 31. Nxb6 axb6 32. Qb3 Be6 33. Qxe6 Qxe6 34. Bxe6 Nd4 35. Bg4 Rc6 36. d7 Ke7 37. Rb1 Rd6 38. Kh2 b5 39. a4 bxa4 40. Rb8 f5 41. exf5 Nc6 42. Ra8 a3 43. Rxa3 Nb8 44. f6+ gxf6 45. Ra7 Nxd7 46. Bf5 Ke8 47. g3 Rd2 48. Kg2 Nc5 49. Bg6+ Kd8 50. Ra5 Ne6 51. Ra8+ Ke7 52. Re8+ Kd6 53. Rh8 Nc5 54. Rd8+ Nd7 55. Kf3 Ke7 56. Re8+ Kd6 57. Bf5 e4+ 58. Ke3 Rd3+ 59. Kxe4 Nc5+ 60. Kf4 Rd4+ 61. Kf3 Rb4 62. Rh8 Ke5 63. Bg6 Ne6 64. Rxh6 f5 65. Rh8 Kf6 66. Ra8 Rb3+ 67. Kg2 f4 68. g4 Kg5 69. Bf7 Kh4 70. Bxe6 f3+ 71. Kh2 Rb2 72. Ra3 Rxf2+ 73. Kg1 Re2 74. Bd5 f2+ 75. Kf1 Rd2 76. Bf3  1 – 0 (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2802) – Giri, Anish (2790) [D02]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (5.5), 2015-04-21
1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O c6 8. Qc2 Nbd7 9. Rd1 b6 10. b3 Ba6 11. a4 c5 12. a5 Rc8 13. Qa2 Nb8 14. axb6 axb6 15. Nc3 dxc4 16. Bf4 cxb3 17. Qxb3 Bb7 18. dxc5 Nbd7 19. Ra7 Bxf3 20. Bxf3 Nxc5 21. Qb1 Ncd7 22. Nb5 Rc5 23. Bc7 Qc8 24. Bd6 Bxd6 25. Nxd6 Qd8 26. Ne4 Rc7 27. Nxf6+ gxf6 28. Qa1 Re8 29. Bc6 Re7 30. Ra8 Rc8 31. Rxc8 Qxc8 32. Qa3 Nc5 33. Qf3 Kg7 34. Rd4 f5 35. Rh4 Ra7 36. h3 Ne4 37. Bxe4 Qc1+ 38. Kh2 Ra1 39. Qh1 fxe4 40. Qxc1 Rxc1 41. Rxe4 b5 42. Re5 b4 43. Rb5 Rc2 44. Rxb4 Rxe2  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2015 Round 4

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 21, 2015 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 So, Wesley USA 2788 3.5
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR NOR 3
3 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2783 2.5
4 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2791 2
5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2765 2
6 Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2658 1.5
7 Giri, Anish NED 2790 1.5
8 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2756 1.5
9 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2802 1.5
10 Adams, Michael ENG 2745 1

Giri, Anish (2790) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2756) [D10]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (4.1), 2015-04-20
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 Bf5 5. Nf3 a6 6. Be2 h6 7. Bd3 Bxd3 8. Qxd3 e6 9. O-O Bb4 10. Bd2 O-O 11. a3 Bxc3 12. Bxc3 dxc4 13. Qxc4 Qd5 14. Qb4 b5 15. Qa5 Rc8 16. a4 Ne4 17. Nd2 Nd6 18. Rfe1 f5 19. f3 c5 20. e4 fxe4 21. fxe4 Qb7 22. axb5 Nxb5 23. d5 exd5 24. exd5 Qxd5 25. Re5 Qd7 26. Qa2+ Qf7 27. Qxf7+ Kxf7 28. Nc4 Ra7 29. Rae1 Kf8 30. Ba5 Nd7 31. Nb6 Nxb6 32. Bxb6 Rd7 33. Bxc5+ Kg8 34. b4 Kh7 35. Re7 Rxe7 36. Rxe7 a5 37. Rb7 Nc3 38. Ra7 axb4 39. Bxb4 Nd5 40. Bd6 Nf6 41. Ra1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2783) – Anand, Viswanathan (2791) [D43]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (4.2), 2015-04-20
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. g3 dxc4 6. Bg2 Nbd7 7. O-O b5 8. e4 Bb7 9. e5 Nd5 10. Ng5 h6 11. Nxe6 fxe6 12. Qh5+ Ke7 13. Ne4 Qe8 14. Bg5+ N5f6 15. exf6+ gxf6 16. Bxf6+ Nxf6 17. Nxf6 Qxh5 18. Nxh5 Kf7 19. a4 a6 20. axb5 axb5 21. Rxa8 Bxa8 22. Ra1 Be7 23. Nf4 Bb7 24. Ra7 Rb8 25. Be4 Kf6 26. Ng6 c5 27. Rxb7 Rxb7 28. Bxb7 Kxg6 29. dxc5 Bxc5 30. Ba6 Bd4 31. Bxb5 Bxb2 32. Bxc4 e5 33. f3 Kf6 34. Kg2 Bc1 35. Bd3 Bb2 36. Bc4 Bc1 37. Bd3 Bb2 38. Bc4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Adams, Michael (2745) – Carlsen, Magnus (2863) [C76]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (4.3), 2015-04-20
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. c3 a6 5. Ba4 d6 6. d4 Bd7 7. O-O Bg7 8. d5 Nce7 9. Bxd7+ Qxd7 10. c4 h6 11. Nc3 f5 12. exf5 gxf5 13. Nh4 Nf6 14. f4 e4 15. Be3 O-O 16. Ne2 c6 17. dxc6 bxc6 18. Bd4 c5 19. Bc3 Qe6 20. Rc1 Rf7 21. Ng3 Kh7 22. Qe2 Rg8 23. Rfd1 Ne8 24. Nh5 Bxc3 25. bxc3 Rg4 26. g3 Rxh4 27. gxh4 Ng6 28. Kh1 Nxh4 29. Rg1 Nf3 30. Rg3 Re7 31. Rd1 Qf7 32. Rh3 Re6 33. Rb1 Rg6 34. Rg3 Re6 35. Rh3 Re7 36. Rd1 Re6 37. Rb1 Re7 38. Rd1 Re6  ½ – ½ (view game)

So, Wesley (2788) – Mamedov, Rauf (2658) [B36]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (4.4), 2015-04-20
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. c4 Nf6 6. Nc3 d6 7. f3 Bg7 8. Be3 O-O 9. Be2 Nh5 10. g3 Nxd4 11. Bxd4 Be6 12. f4 Nf6 13. O-O Rc8 14. b3 Qa5 15. f5 Bd7 16. a3 e6 17. b4 Qd8 18. fxg6 fxg6 19. e5 dxe5 20. Bxe5 Bc6 21. b5 Ne4 22. Qxd8 Rcxd8 23. Rxf8+ Rxf8 24. Bxg7 Kxg7 25. Rc1 Nxc3 26. Rxc3 Bd7 27. c5 Rc8 28. a4 Kf6 29. Kf2 Ke5 30. Ke3 Be8 31. Bf3 Rc7 32. Kd3 g5 33. Kc4 h5 34. a5 g4 35. b6 axb6 36. axb6 Rd7 37. Re3+ Kf6 38. c6 bxc6 39. Bxc6 Rd8 40. Bxe8 Rxe8 41. b7  1 – 0 (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2765) – Caruana, Fabiano (2802) [D85]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (4.5), 2015-04-20
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Na4 e5 6. dxe5 Nc6 7. a3 Nxe5 8. e4 Nb6 9. Qxd8+ Kxd8 10. Bg5+ Be7 11. O-O-O+ Ke8 12. Bxe7 Kxe7 13. Nc5 Nbd7 14. Nxd7 Nxd7 15. Bd3 Ne5 16. Ne2 Ng4 17. Rdf1 Rd8 18. Nf4 c6 19. Be2 Rd4 20. Bxg4 Bxg4 21. f3 Be6 22. Rd1 Rxd1+ 23. Rxd1 Bc4 24. Kc2 Rd8 25. Rxd8 Kxd8 26. Nd3 Ke7 27. b3 Bxd3+ 28. Kxd3 Kd6 29. f4 h5 30. g3 b5 31. Kd4 c5+ 32. Kc3 f5 33. e5+ Kd5 34. b4 c4 35. h4 a6 36. Kc2 Ke6 37. Kc3 Kd5 38. Kc2 Ke6 39. Kc3 Kd5  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2015 Round 3

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 19, 2015 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR NOR 2.5
2 So, Wesley USA 2788 2.5
3 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2783 2
4 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2791 1.5
5 Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2658 1.5
6 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2765 1.5
7 Giri, Anish NED 2790 1
8 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2756 1
9 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2802 1
10 Adams, Michael ENG 2745 0.5

So, Wesley (2788) – Adams, Michael (2745) [D35]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (3.1), 2015-04-19
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 c6 6. e3 h6 7. Bh4 Be7 8. Bd3 Nbd7 9. f3 O-O 10. Qc2 b5 11. Nge2 Nb6 12. a3 a5 13. O-O Bd7 14. Nc1 Nc4 15. Re1 Be6 16. Nb3 Nd7 17. Bf2 Rc8 18. Rad1 Qc7 19. h3 Rfd8 20. f4 a4 21. f5 axb3 22. Qxb3 Bxf5 23. Bxf5 Rb8 24. Qc2 b4 25. axb4 Bxb4 26. Re2 Qa5 27. Bh4 f6 28. Na4 Nf8 29. Bd3 Nb6 30. Nc3 c5 31. dxc5 Bxc5 32. Kh1 Rbc8 33. Bf5 Rc6 34. e4 Bb4 35. e5 Be7 36. Qb3 Qc5 37. exf6 Bxf6 38. Ne4 Qc4 39. Nxf6+ gxf6 40. Qg3+ Kf7 41. Rde1 Qb4 42. Re7+ Qxe7 43. Rxe7+ Kxe7 44. Qg7+ Ke8 45. Bg4  1 – 0 (view game)

Mamedov, Rauf (2658) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2783) [C67]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (3.2), 2015-04-19
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nf5 8. c3 Nxe5 9. Rxe5 d6 10. Re1 O-O 11. d4 d5 12. Nd2 Bd6 13. Nf3 c6 14. Bd3 Nh4 15. g3 Nxf3+ 16. Qxf3 Bd7 17. Bd2 Qb6 18. Rab1 Rae8 19. b4 Qd8 20. Qh5 g6 21. Qf3 h5 22. Rxe8 Rxe8 23. Re1 Rxe1+ 24. Bxe1 a5 25. a3 axb4 26. axb4 Bg4 27. Qe3 Qa8 28. Kg2 Qc8 29. Kg1 Bh3 30. Bd2 Qa8 31. f3 b6 32. Kf2 Bf8 33. Qg5 Qe8 34. Bf4 Qe7 35. Qxe7 Bxe7 36. b5 Bd7 37. bxc6 Bxc6 38. Bc7 b5 39. Ba5 h4 40. f4 Bd7 41. Kf3 hxg3 42. hxg3 Bd6 43. g4 f5 44. gxf5 gxf5 45. Bb4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2802) – Carlsen, Magnus (2863) [A90]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (3.3), 2015-04-19
1. d4 f5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 e6 4. c4 c6 5. Nf3 d5 6. O-O Bd6 7. b3 Qe7 8. Bb2 b6 9. Ne5 Bb7 10. Nd2 O-O 11. Rc1 a5 12. e3 Na6 13. Nb1 Bxe5 14. dxe5 Ne4 15. Qe2 a4 16. Nc3 axb3 17. axb3 Qb4 18. Nxe4 dxe4 19. Qc2 Nc5 20. Bc3 Qxb3 21. Qxb3 Nxb3 22. Rb1 Nc5 23. Rxb6 Na4 24. Rxb7 Nxc3 25. Re7 Rfe8 26. Rxe8+ Rxe8 27. Ra1 Rd8 28. Bf1 c5 29. Ra3 Nb1 30. Ra1 Nd2 31. Be2 Nf3+ 32. Bxf3 exf3 33. h3 h5 34. g4 fxg4 35. hxg4 h4 36. Kh2 Rd2 37. Kh3 g5 38. e4 Rd4 39. Ra8+ Kf7 40. Ra3 Rxc4 41. Rxf3+ Ke7 42. Re3 Rd4 43. f3 c4 44. Ra3 Rd3 45. Ra7+ Kd8 46. Kg2 c3 47. Ra4 c2 48. Rc4 Rd2+ 49. Kh3 Kd7 50. Rc5 Rf2 51. f4 Rf3+ 52. Kh2 Rxf4  0 – 1 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2791) – Giri, Anish (2790) [B12]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (3.4), 2015-04-19
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 Ne7 6. Nbd2 h6 7. O-O Nd7 8. Nb3 g5 9. Ne1 Qc7 10. Bh5 c5 11. c3 Bg7 12. f4 c4 13. Nd2 gxf4 14. Ndf3 Ng6 15. Bxg6 fxg6 16. Nh4 O-O 17. Rxf4 g5 18. Nxf5 gxf4 19. Nxg7 Kxg7 20. Qg4+ Kh7 21. Qxe6 Nb6 22. Qh3 Qf7 23. g3 Qg6 24. Ng2 fxg3 25. hxg3 Rf3 26. Bf4 Rf8 27. Qh4 Nc8 28. Re1 Qe6 29. Qh5 Rd3 30. Be3 Ne7 31. Nf4 Qg8 32. Nxd3 Qxg3+ 33. Kh1 Nf5 34. Bf4 Qxd3 35. e6 Ng7 36. Qxh6+ Kg8 37. Kg2 Qc2+ 38. Kg1 Qf5 39. e7 Qg4+ 40. Kh1 Qf3+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2756) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2765) [E60]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (3.5), 2015-04-19
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Bg5 Bg7 4. Nc3 d5 5. Bxf6 Bxf6 6. cxd5 c5 7. Nf3 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Qb6 9. Nb3 O-O 10. e3 Rd8 11. Rc1 e6 12. Be2 Nc6 13. O-O Bxc3 14. Rxc3 exd5 15. Rc5 a6 16. Qc1 Be6 17. Nd4 Nxd4 18. exd4 Rac8 19. Rd1 Qb4 20. a3 Qa4 21. h3 Re8 22. Rd2 b6 23. Rc3 Rxc3 24. Qxc3 Rc8 25. Qg3 Qc6 26. Kh2 Qc1 27. Qe3 a5 28. Bg4 Rc6 29. Bf3 Rc2 30. Rxc2 Qxc2 31. b3 b5 32. Qe5 Qxf2 33. Qb8+ Kg7 34. Qe5+ Kg8 35. Qb8+ Kg7 36. Qe5+ Kg8  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2015 Round 2

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 18, 2015 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 So, Wesley USA 2788 1.5
2 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2783 1.5
3 Carlsen, Magnus NOR NOR 1.5
4 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2791 1
5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2765 1
6 Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2658 1
7 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2802 1
8 Giri, Anish NED 2790 0.5
9 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2756 0.5
10 Adams, Michael ENG 2745 0.5

Giri, Anish (2790) – Mamedov, Rauf (2658) [D11]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (2.1), 2015-04-18
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Qb3 dxc4 5. Qxc4 Bg4 6. Nbd2 Nbd7 7. g3 e6 8. Bg2 Be7 9. Qb3 Qb6 10. O-O O-O 11. Nc4 Qa6 12. Bd2 Nb6 13. Rfc1 Ne4 14. Be1 Nxc4 15. Qxc4 Qxc4 16. Rxc4 Nd6 17. Rcc1 Rac8 18. e3 f6 19. a4 Bf5 20. Nh4 Be4 21. f3 Bd3 22. Rc3 Be2 23. f4 g5 24. Nf3 gxf4 25. exf4 Bc4 26. Bh3 Bd5 27. Re3 Kf7 28. Bb4 Nc4 29. Bxe7 Nxe3 30. Bxf8 Rxf8 31. Kf2 Nc4 32. b3 Nd6 33. Nd2 a5 34. Rc1 Rd8 35. Nc4 Ke7 36. Nxa5 Ra8 37. b4 Kd7 38. Bg2 h5 39. Ra1 b6 40. Bxd5 bxa5 41. Bb3 Nf5 42. bxa5 Nxd4 43. Bd1 Rxa5 44. Ke3 Nf5+ 45. Kd3 h4 46. g4 Ne7 47. Bb3 Kd6 48. Ke4 f5+ 49. gxf5 exf5+ 50. Kf3 Rc5 51. Kf2 Rc3 52. Bd1 Kc7 53. a5 Kb7 54. Be2 Nd5 55. a6+ Ka7 56. Rb1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2765) – Anand, Viswanathan (2791) [D38]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (2.2), 2015-04-18
1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 Bf5 8. e3 Nbd7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 c6 11. O-O O-O 12. a3 Be7 13. b4 a6 14. Rfb1 b5 15. a4 Re8 16. Bxf6 Bxf6 17. a5 Be7 18. Qc2 Bd6 19. Ne2 Rc8 20. Nc1 Nf6 21. Nd3 Ne4 22. Rb2 Bf8 23. Nc5 Nxc5 24. bxc5 Qc7 25. Ne1 Re6 26. Nd3 Rce8 27. Nb4 Qc8 28. Qd3 g6 29. Re2 Be7 30. f3 Bf6 31. Nc2 Qd8 32. Nb4 R8e7 33. g3 Ra7 34. Kg2 Kg7 35. Raa2 h5 36. h4 Ra8 37. e4 dxe4 38. Rxe4 Rxe4 39. Qxe4 Qxd4 40. Qxd4 Bxd4 41. Rc2 Bf6 42. Nxc6 Rc8 43. Nb4 Bd8 44. c6 Bxa5 45. Nxa6 b4 46. c7 b3 47. Rb2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2863) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2756) [D11]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (2.3), 2015-04-18
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 g6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Be2 O-O 7. O-O b6 8. a4 a5 9. cxd5 cxd5 10. b3 Ne4 11. Nxe4 dxe4 12. Nd2 Bb7 13. Ba3 f5 14. Rc1 Kh8 15. Nc4 Nd7 16. d5 Rc8 17. d6 e6 18. b4 axb4 19. Bxb4 Bd5 20. a5 bxa5 21. Bxa5 Qe8 22. Qa4 Bc6 23. Qb4 Rb8 24. Nb6 Ne5 25. Qc5 Ba8 26. Bc3 Nd7 27. Bxg7+ Kxg7 28. Nxd7 Qxd7 29. Qe5+  1 – 0 (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2783) – So, Wesley (2788) [A07]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (2.4), 2015-04-18
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 Nf6 5. O-O O-O 6. Nbd2 Ne4 7. Nxe4 dxe4 8. Ng5 Qxd4 9. Qxd4 Bxd4 10. Rd1 Nc6 11. Bxe4 Bg7 12. c3 Ne5 13. f4 Nc4 14. Bd5 Nd6 15. Be3 h6 16. Nf3 e6 17. Bb3 b6 18. a4 Bb7 19. Ne5 Rfd8 20. a5 h5 21. Bc2 Bf6 22. b3 c5 23. axb6 axb6 24. Rxa8 Bxa8 25. b4 Nb5 26. Nd7 Bxc3 27. Nxb6 Bd4 28. Bxd4 cxd4 29. Nxa8 Rxa8 30. Bd3 Nc3 31. Rd2 Kf8 32. b5 Ke7 33. Rb2 Kd7 34. b6 Rb8 35. Rb4 Nd5 36. Rxd4 Ke7 37. Be4 Nxb6 38. Rb4 Nd7 39. Rxb8 Nxb8 40. Kf2 Nd7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Adams, Michael (2745) – Caruana, Fabiano (2802) [C65]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (2.5), 2015-04-18
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nc3 O-O 7. h3 Nd7 8. Be3 Bd6 9. Qd2 c5 10. O-O Nb8 11. Nh2 Nc6 12. Ne2 Nd4 13. Rae1 Be6 14. b3 a5 15. f4 exf4 16. Bxf4 Bxf4 17. Rxf4 a4 18. Rf2 Nxe2+ 19. Qxe2 Qd4 20. Qe3 Qxe3 21. Rxe3 axb3 22. axb3 Ra1+ 23. Rf1 Ra2 24. Rf2 Ra1+ 25. Rf1 Ra2 26. Rf2  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2015

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 18, 2015 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 So, Wesley USA 2788 1
2 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2783 1
3 Carlsen, Magnus NOR NOR 0.5
4 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2802 0.5
5 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2791 0.5
6 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2765 0.5
7 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2756 0.5
8 Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2658 0.5
9 Giri, Anish NED 2790 0
10 Adams, Michael ENG 2745 0

Mamedov, Rauf (2658) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2765) [B52]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (1.1), 2015-04-17
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Bxd7+ Qxd7 5. c4 Nf6 6. Nc3 g6 7. d4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bg7 9. f3 O-O 10. Be3 Nc6 11. O-O a6 12. Qd3 Rfc8 13. b3 Qd8 14. Rac1 Nd7 15. Rfd1 Bxd4 16. Bxd4 Nxd4 17. Qxd4 b5 18. Nd5 bxc4 19. Rxc4 Rxc4 20. Qxc4 Nb6 21. Qc7 Nxd5 22. Qxd8+ Rxd8 23. Rxd5 Rc8 24. Ra5 Rc6 25. Kf2 Kf8 26. Ke3 Ke8 27. Kd3 Kd7 28. Ra4 h5 29. h4 f5 30. Ra5 Ke6 31. b4 Kf6 32. a4 e5 33. b5 axb5 34. Rxb5 Rc1 35. a5 Ra1 36. Kc3 Ke6 37. Kb2 Ra4 38. Kb3 Ra1 39. Kb2 Ra4 40. Kb3 Ra1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2783) – Adams, Michael (2745) [A14]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (1.2), 2015-04-17
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Be7 5. c4 O-O 6. d4 dxc4 7. Ne5 Nc6 8. Bxc6 bxc6 9. Nxc6 Qe8 10. Nxe7+ Qxe7 11. Na3 c5 12. dxc5 Qxc5 13. Be3 Qc6 14. Rc1 Bb7 15. f3 Ba6 16. Nxc4 Bxc4 17. Qd4 Rfc8 18. b3 Qa6 19. bxc4 Qxa2 20. Kf2 a5 21. Bg5 e5 22. Qd6 Rd8 23. Qb6 Rab8 24. Rfd1 Re8 25. Qe3 a4 26. Bxf6 gxf6 27. Qe4 a3 28. Rd7 Rbd8 29. Ra7 Qb2 30. Rb1 f5 31. Rxb2 fxe4 32. Rxa3 Rd4 33. Rc2 Rc8 34. c5 exf3 35. Rxf3 Rc6 36. Rd3 Rxd3 37. exd3 f5 38. d4 exd4 39. Ke2  1 – 0 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2791) – Carlsen, Magnus (2863) [C89]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (1.3), 2015-04-17
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. c3 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Rxe5 c6 12. d3 Bd6 13. Re1 Bf5 14. Qf3 Bg6 15. Bxd5 cxd5 16. Bf4 d4 17. cxd4 Bb4 18. Nc3 Qxd4 19. Be5 Qd7 20. Nd5 f6 21. Nxb4 fxe5 22. Qd5+ Qxd5 23. Nxd5 Bxd3 24. Rxe5 Rfe8 25. Rxe8+ Rxe8 26. Ne3 Rc8 27. a3 a5 28. h4 Bg6 29. Rd1 b4 30. axb4 axb4 31. g4 b3 32. h5 Bf7 33. Kg2 Kf8 34. Kg3 Ra8 35. Rd2 h6 36. Nf5 Be6 37. Nd4 Bf7 38. f3 Rc8 39. Kf4 Rc1 40. Nf5 Kg8 41. Rd8+ Kh7 42. Rd7 Kg8 43. Rd8+ Kh7 44. Rd7 Kg8 45. Nd6 Be6 46. Re7 Bd5 47. Kf5 Rc6 48. Ke5 Bxf3 49. Nf5 g5 50. Rg7+ Kh8 51. Rg6 Kh7 52. Rg7+ Kh8 53. Rg6 Kh7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2756) – Caruana, Fabiano (2802) [D92]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (1.4), 2015-04-17
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bf4 c5 6. dxc5 Ne4 7. Nxe4 dxe4 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. O-O-O+ Ke8 10. Bxb8 Rxb8 11. Nd4 Bd7 12. e3 a5 13. Be2 Rc8 14. Rd2 f5 15. Rhd1 a4 16. b4 axb3 17. axb3 Rxc5 18. b4 Rc8 19. Ra2 Kf7 20. Ra7 Rc7 21. c5 Be5 22. Kc2 Rhc8 23. Kb3 Kf6 24. Bc4 e6 25. g3 g5 26. f4 exf3 27. Nxf3 Bc6 28. Nxe5 Kxe5 29. Rd6 Re7 30. b5 Bxb5 31. Bxb5 Rxc5 32. Rb6 Rec7 33. Rbxb7 Rc3+ 34. Kb4 Rxb7 35. Rxb7 Rxe3 36. Rxh7 f4 37. g4 f3 38. Rf7 Re4+ 39. Bc4 Rxg4 40. Rxf3 Rh4 41. Rf2 Kd4 42. Rg2 e5 43. Be6 Rh6 44. Bg4 Rb6+ 45. Ka5 Rb8 46. Rd2+ Ke3 47. Rd5 Ke4 48. Rd7 Kf4 49. h3 e4 50. Rf7+ Kg3 51. Rf5 Re8 52. Rxg5 Kh4 53. Rh5+ Kg3 54. Bd7 Re7 55. Rg5+ Kh2 56. Bg4 e3 57. Be2 Kxh3 58. Kb4 Kh4 59. Rg4+ Kh3 60. Rg8 Kh4 61. Kc3 Rd7 62. Re8 Kg5 63. Rxe3 Rd8 64. Rf3 Rd6 65. Rf1 Rf6 66. Rg1+ Kf4 67. Kd2 Rh6 68. Rg4+ Ke5 69. Ke3 Rb6 70. Bd3 Rb3 71. Rg5+ Kf6 72. Rd5 Rb4 73. Be4 Ke6 74. Kf4 Rb2 75. Rh5 Rf2+ 76. Bf3 Rf1 77. Rh6+ Ke7 78. Ke4 Kf7 79. Bh5+ Ke7 80. Ke5 Re1+ 81. Kd5 Re3 82. Bg6 Ra3 83. Be4 Ra1 84. Ke5 Re1 85. Rh7+ Ke8 86. Ra7 Kf8 87. Kf5 Ke8 88. Rh7 Kd8 89. Rh1 Rxh1 90. Bxh1  ½ – ½ (view game)

So, Wesley (2788) – Giri, Anish (2790) [A10]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (1.5), 2015-04-17
1. c4 g6 2. e4 e5 3. d4 Nf6 4. dxe5 Nxe4 5. Bd3 Bb4+ 6. Kf1 Nc5 7. Nf3 Ne6 8. a3 Be7 9. Nc3 d6 10. exd6 Bxd6 11. b4 Bf8 12. Qe2 Bg7 13. Bg5 Bf6 14. Bxf6 Qxf6 15. Qd2 O-O 16. Re1 Qd8 17. Rd1 a5 18. h4 axb4 19. axb4 Nd7 20. h5 Nf6 21. c5 b6 22. hxg6 fxg6 23. Qe3 Qe7 24. Bc4 bxc5 25. b5 Rb8 26. Re1 Rb6 27. Na4 Rd6 28. Nxc5 Ng4 29. Qe4 Nxf2 30. Kxf2 Rd2+ 31. Kg3 Rxf3+ 32. gxf3  1 – 0 (view game)

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Mariya Muzychuk wins the Women’s World Chess Championship KO 2015

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 5, 2015 in Chess news

Final Round

Name Fed Rtg Pts
Pogonina, Natalija RUS 2456 1.5
Muzychuk, Mariya UKR 2526 2.5

Muzychuk, Mariya (0) – Pogonina, Natalija (0) [C47]
WCh Women 2015 Sochi RUS (6.4), 2015-04-05
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d4 exd4 5. Nxd4 Bc5 6. Be3 Bb4 7. Bd3 Ne5 8. O-O O-O 9. Nd5 Nxd5 10. exd5 Re8 11. Be2 Bf8 12. Qd2 d6 13. h3 h6 14. Rae1 a6 15. f4 Nd7 16. Bf3 Nc5 17. Bf2 Rxe1 18. Rxe1 Bd7 19. g4 Be7 20. Kg2 Bh4 21. Bxh4 Qxh4 22. Qf2 Qf6 23. Kg3 a5 24. Qd2 g5 25. Bg2 b5 26. b3 Qg6 27. a3 gxf4+ 28. Qxf4 b4 29. axb4 axb4 30. Qd2 h5 31. Bf3 hxg4 32. hxg4 Rf8 33. Nc6 Bxc6 34. dxc6 Ne6 35. Qxb4 Qxc2 36. Qc4 Qb2 37. Bd5 Ng5 38. Qf4 Qg7 39. Re7 Ra8 40. Qe3 Qh6 41. Bxf7+ Nxf7 42. Qxh6 Nxh6 43. Rxc7 Nf7 44. b4 Ne5 45. b5 Rb8 46. Rb7 Rc8 47. Kf4 Nd3+ 48. Ke4 Nc5+ 49. Kd5 Nxb7 50. cxb7 Rd8 51. b6 Kf7 52. Kc6 Ke7 53. Kc7 Rd7+ 54. Kc6 Rd8 55. Kc7 Rd7+ 56. Kc6 Rd8  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Women’s World Chess Championship KO 2015

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 4, 2015 in Chess news

Final Round

Name Fed Rtg Pts
Pogonina, Natalija RUS 2456 1
Muzychuk, Mariya UKR 2526 2

Pogonina, Natalija (0) – Muzychuk, Mariya (0) [D45]
WCh Women 2015 Sochi RUS (6.3), 2015-04-04
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. Bd3 O-O 8. O-O dxc4 9. Bxc4 b5 10. Be2 a6 11. Ng5 Qc7 12. e4 Bxh2+ 13. Kh1 c5 14. e5 cxd4 15. exf6 Nxf6 16. f4 Bg3 17. Qd3 dxc3 18. Qxg3 h6 19. Nh3 Ne4 20. Qe1 Bb7 21. Bf3 cxb2 22. Bxb2 Qc2 23. Bxe4 Bxe4 24. Rf2 Qd3 25. Kh2 Rfd8 26. Rc1 Rac8 27. Rxc8 Rxc8 28. a3 Bd5 29. Rd2 Qg6 30. Qe5 f6 31. Qe3 Rc4 32. Rf2 Qf5 33. Bc3 Ra4 34. Bd2 a5 35. Qc5 Qd3 36. Bc1 Qc4 37. Qxc4 Rxc4 38. Bb2 b4 39. axb4 Rxb4 40. Bc3 Rb5 41. Rd2 a4 42. Bb2 Rb3 43. f5 a3 44. Bd4 Rb4 45. Nf4 a2 46. Nxd5 Rxd4 47. Nxf6+ gxf6 48. Rxa2 e5 49. Ra8+ Kf7 50. Ra7+ Ke8 51. Ra6 Ke7 52. Ra7+ Rd7 53. Ra6 Kf7 54. Kg3 Kg7 55. Kg4 Re7 56. Ra3 Kh7 57. Ra6 e4 58. Ra2 e3 59. Re2 Rg7+ 60. Kh4 Rg8 61. g4 Re8 62. Kg3 h5 63. gxh5 Kh6 64. Kf4 Re5 65. Rxe3 Rxe3 66. Kxe3 Kxh5 67. Kf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Women’s World Chess Championship KO 2015

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 3, 2015 in Chess news

Final Round

Name Fed Rtg Pts
Pogonina, Natalija RUS 2456 0.5
Muzychuk, Mariya UKR 2526 1.5

Muzychuk, Mariya (2526) – Pogonina, Natalija (2456) [C95]
WCh Women 2015 Sochi RUS (6.2), 2015-04-03
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Be7 7. Re1 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Nb8 10. d4 Nbd7 11. a4 Bb7 12. Nbd2 c5 13. d5 c4 14. Bc2 Nc5 15. Nf1 Re8 16. Ng3 g6 17. Be3 Qc7 18. Nd2 Bf8 19. Qe2 Nfd7 20. f3 Nb6 21. a5 Nbd7 22. Nh1 Be7 23. g4 Qd8 24. Qf2 Bh4 25. Ng3 Rc8 26. Kg2 Nf8 27. Rf1 Bg5 28. f4 exf4 29. Bxf4 Rc7 30. Bxg5 Qxg5 31. Nf3 Qe7 32. Nd4 Qe5 33. h4 h6 34. Qd2 Bc8 35. Nc6 Qg7 36. Qf4 Rd7 37. Rf2 Bb7 38. Nd4 Re5 39. Nf3 Re8 40. g5 h5 41. Nd4 Qe5 42. Qd2 Rc7 43. Raf1 Ree7 44. Rf6 Red7 45. R6f4 b4 46. Nf3 Qg7 47. cxb4 Nd3 48. Rf6 Nh7 49. Nd4 Nxf6 50. gxf6 Qf8 51. Ba4 Ne5 52. Bxd7 Rxd7 53. Nf3 Ng4 54. Nxh5 gxh5 55. Qg5+ Kh8 56. Qxh5+ Nh6 57. Kh2 Qg8 58. Rg1  1 – 0 (view game)

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Women’s World Chess Championship KO 2015

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 3, 2015 in Chess news

Final Round

Name Fed Rtg Pts
Pogonina, Natalija RUS 2456 0.5
Muzychuk, Mariya UKR 2526 0.5

Pogonina, Natalija (2456) – Muzychuk, Mariya (2526) [D45]
WCh Women 2015 Sochi RUS (6.1), 2015-04-02
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. Bd3 O-O 8. O-O dxc4 9. Bxc4 b5 10. Be2 a6 11. Rd1 Qc7 12. e4 e5 13. dxe5 Nxe5 14. h3 Re8 15. Bg5 Nxf3+ 16. Bxf3 Be6 17. Rac1 Rad8 18. b3 Bh2+ 19. Kf1 Be5 20. Be3 h6 21. Ne2 Rxd1+ 22. Rxd1 Bc8 23. Kg1 Bb7 24. g3 Rd8 25. Rxd8+ Qxd8 26. Bg2 Bc7 27. Nf4 Nd7 28. Nd3 Bb6 29. Nc5 Bc8 30. Nxd7 Bxd7 31. Bc5 Bxc5 32. Qxc5 Qa5 33. a3 Be6 34. e5 Qe1+ 35. Kh2 Bxb3 36. Bxc6 Be6 37. Bg2 Qe2 38. Qb6 Qxe5 39. Qxa6 Qc5 40. Qa8+ Kh7  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Viswanathan Anand wins the Zurich Chess Classical 2015

Posted by 365Chess.com on February 19, 2015 in Chess news

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2797 3.5
2 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2776 3
3 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2783 2.5
4 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2760 2
5 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2811 2
6 Aronian, Levon ARM 2777 2

Caruana, Fabiano (2811) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2783) [C53]
4th Zurich CC Classical Zurich SUI (5.1), 2015-02-18
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. Nbd2 a6 7. Bb3 Be6 8. Bxe6 fxe6 9. O-O O-O 10. b4 Ba7 11. a4 Nh5 12. Nb3 Qe8 13. Qe2 Nf4 14. Bxf4 Rxf4 15. b5 Ne7 16. d4 exd4 17. Nbxd4 Ng6 18. bxa6 bxa6 19. Qc4 Rxe4 20. Qxc7 Qc8 21. Qxd6 Bc5 22. Qc6 Qxc6 23. Nxc6 Rc4 24. Ncd4 Nf4 25. g3 Bxd4 26. Nxd4 e5 27. gxf4 exd4 28. cxd4 Rxd4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2776) – Aronian, Levon (2777) [C67]
4th Zurich CC Classical Zurich SUI (5.2), 2015-02-18
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. a4 Be7 7. Nc3 O-O 8. d4 e4 9. Nxe4 Nxe4 10. Rxe4 a6 11. Bd3 d5 12. Re3 Nb4 13. Bf1 Bf5 14. c3 Nc6 15. Bd3 Qd7 16. Qc2 Bxd3 17. Qxd3 Rfe8 18. Bd2 Bf6 19. Rxe8+ Rxe8 20. b4 Ne7 21. Bf4 Nc8 22. Nd2 Nd6 23. Bxd6 Qxd6 24. Nb3 c6 25. Nc5 Qb8 26. Nd7 Qd8 27. Nc5 Qb8 28. Qg3 Be7 29. Qxb8 Rxb8 30. Nb3 Kf8 31. a5 Ke8 32. Re1 Kd7 33. g3 Bd6 34. Kg2 Re8 35. Rxe8 Kxe8 36. Nc5 Bxc5 37. bxc5 Ke7 38. g4 g5 39. f4 f6 40. Kf3 Kd7 41. f5 Kc7 42. Ke2 Kd7 43. c4 Kc7 44. h3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2760) – Anand, Viswanathan (2797) [A22]
4th Zurich CC Classical Zurich SUI (5.3), 2015-02-18
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. g3 Bb4 4. Nf3 e4 5. Nd4 O-O 6. Bg2 Re8 7. O-O Nc6 8. Nc2 Bxc3 9. dxc3 h6 10. c5 b6 11. cxb6 axb6 12. b3 d5 13. Bb2 Be6 14. Qc1 Na5 15. c4 dxc4 16. Rd1 Qe7 17. b4 Nc6 18. b5 Na5 19. Ba3 c5 20. bxc6 Qc7 21. Nd4 Nxc6 22. Nb5 Qe5 23. Rb1 Red8 24. Rxd8+ Rxd8 25. Bb2 Qg5 26. Qxg5 hxg5 27. Bxf6 gxf6 28. Bxe4 Ne7 29. Kf1 f5 30. Bc2 Kg7 31. Nc3 Rh8 32. Kg1 Rd8 33. Kf1 Nd5 34. Rd1 Kf6 35. Ke1 Rd7 36. Nxd5+ Rxd5 37. Rxd5 Bxd5 38. Kd2 c3+ 39. Kxc3 Bxa2 40. Kb4 Ke5 41. Kb5 f4 42. Kxb6  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Zurich Chess Challenge 2015 Round 4

Posted by 365Chess.com on February 18, 2015 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2797 3
2 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2776 2.5
3 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2783 2
4 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2811 1.5
5 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2760 1.5
6 Aronian, Levon ARM 2777 1.5

Kramnik, Vladimir (2783) – Karjakin, Sergey (2760) [A05]
4th Zurich CC Classical Zurich SUI (4.1), 2015-02-17
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 c5 3. Bg2 Nc6 4. O-O e5 5. e4 Be7 6. Nc3 d6 7. d3 O-O 8. h3 Bd7 9. Nd2 Nd4 10. a4 Nc6 11. Nc4 Nb4 12. f4 exf4 13. Bxf4 Be6 14. Ne3 d5 15. Nf5 Bxf5 16. exf5 Bd6 17. Ne2 h6 18. c3 Nc6 19. g4 Re8 20. Qd2 Bxf4 21. Nxf4 d4 22. Qf2 Qd6 23. Rae1 Rad8 24. c4 b6 25. Bxc6 Qxc6 26. b3 a6 27. Qg3 Rxe1 28. Rxe1 Re8 29. Rxe8+ Qxe8 30. Kf2 b5 31. axb5 axb5 32. Qf3 bxc4 33. bxc4 Qe5 34. Qg3 Qb8 35. Ne2 Qb1 36. Qf3 Kh7 37. h4 h5 38. gxh5 Qc2 39. Ke1 Qb1+ 40. Kf2 Qb2 41. Kg3 Kh6 42. Qf4+ Kh7 43. Qf3 Kh6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2797) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2776) [D37]
4th Zurich CC Classical Zurich SUI (4.2), 2015-02-17
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Be7 4. Nf3 Nf6 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 Qc7 13. g3 Ba6 14. Re1 Bf6 15. Kg2 Bxd3 16. Qxd3 Rfb8 17. h4 Qa7 18. Ne2 g6 19. Rab1 axb4 20. axb4 Qa2 21. Rec1 bxc5 22. bxc5 h5 23. Ne5 Nxe5 24. fxe5 Bg7 25. Rb6 Rc8 26. Nc3 Qa7 27. Rcb1 Qd7 28. R1b4 Bh6 29. Na4 Qd8 30. Ra6 Kg7 31. Rb7 Rxa6 32. Qxa6 g5 33. Qe2 g4 34. Qa6 Qg8 35. Nb6 Rf8 36. Nd7 Qh7 37. Nxf8 Qe4+ 38. Kh2 Kxf8 39. Rb8+ Kg7 40. Qc8 Kg6 41. Qh8  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2777) – Caruana, Fabiano (2811) [D56]
4th Zurich CC Classical Zurich SUI (4.3), 2015-02-17
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. Be2 Nd7 11. O-O Nxc3 12. Rxc3 dxc4 13. Rxc4 e5 14. Qc2 a5 15. Rc1 Re8 16. a3 Nb6 17. Rc5 Nd7 18. Rc3 exd4 19. Nxd4 Nf6 20. Rc4 Bd7 21. Bf3 Red8 22. Qb3 Be8 23. Nf5 Qe6 24. Nd4 Qe7 25. Qc3 Nd7 26. Be2 g6 27. Qb3 Rab8 28. Nf3 Ne5 29. Nxe5 Qxe5 30. Qc2 b6 31. b4 axb4 32. axb4 Rd6 33. h3 Rbd8 34. Qc3 Qxc3 35. R4xc3  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Zurich Chess Challenge 2015 Round 3

Posted by 365Chess.com on February 17, 2015 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2776 2.5
2 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2797 2
3 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2783 1.5
4 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2811 1
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2777 1
6 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2760 1

Aronian, Levon (2777) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2783) [A14]
4th Zurich CC Classical Zurich SUI (3.1), 2015-02-16
1. c4 e6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. Nf3 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. d4 dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Qxc4 Bc6 10. Bg5 a5 11. Nc3 Na6 12. Bxf6 Bxf6 13. e4 Nb4 14. Rfd1 g6 15. h4 Bg7 16. Rd2 Rc8 17. Rad1 Qe7 18. d5 Bd7 19. Bh3 exd5 20. Nxd5 Nxd5 21. Bxd7 Nb6 22. Qc2 Rcd8 23. Qxc7 Nxa4 24. e5 Nc5 25. Rd5 b6 26. Qc6 Rxd7 27. Rxd7 Nxd7 28. Rxd7 Qe8 29. Qd5 h6 30. Rb7 Qd8 31. Qb5 g5 32. hxg5 hxg5 33. Rxb6 g4 34. Nh4 Qd1+ 35. Kg2 Qd4 36. Qc6 Qxe5 37. Qc4 Qd4 38. Qxd4 Bxd4 39. Rb5 Ra8 40. Nf5 Bg7 41. Ne3 a4 42. Nxg4 Rd8 43. Ra5 Rd4 44. Ne3 Rd2 45. Nf1 Rd4 46. Rb5 Bf8 47. Ne3 Rb4 48. Rg5+ Kh7 49. Rh5+ Kg8 50. Ra5 Rxb2 51. Rxa4 Bc5 52. Nd1 Rd2 53. Ra1 Kg7 54. Kf1 Kg6 55. Rb1 f5 56. Ke1 Rc2 57. Rb8 Kf6 58. Rh8 Bb4+ 59. Kf1 Rd2 60. Ne3 Bc5 61. Rh6+ Kg5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2811) – Anand, Viswanathan (2797) [A07]
4th Zurich CC Classical Zurich SUI (3.2), 2015-02-16
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 c6 5. c4 dxc4 6. Na3 b5 7. Nxb5 cxb5 8. Nh4 Bd7 9. Bxa8 Nc6 10. Bxc6 Bxc6 11. O-O Qd5 12. f3 Qxd4+ 13. Kh1 Qxd1 14. Rxd1 e6 15. Rb1 Nf6 16. Be3 O-O 17. Ng2 Nd5 18. Bd4 e5 19. Bxa7 c3 20. Ne1 e4 21. Bd4 exf3 22. exf3 Re8 23. Bxg7 Kxg7 24. Nc2 Ne3 25. Re1 Nxc2 26. Rxe8 Bxe8 27. bxc3 Na3 28. Rd1 Nc4 29. Kg1 Kf6 30. Rd4 h5 31. Kf2 Ne5 32. h3 g5 33. f4 gxf4 34. gxf4 Ng6 35. c4 bxc4 36. Rxc4 Bd7 37. a4 Bxh3 38. a5 Be6 39. Rd4 Ne7 40. a6 Nc8 41. Kg3 Bg4 42. Rc4 Kg6 43. Rc7 f6 44. a7 Nxa7 45. Rxa7 Bf5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2776) – Karjakin, Sergey (2760) [A33]
4th Zurich CC Classical Zurich SUI (3.3), 2015-02-16
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 e6 6. g3 Qb6 7. Ndb5 Ne5 8. Bf4 Nfg4 9. Qa4 g5 10. Bxe5 Qxf2+ 11. Kd1 Nxe5 12. Nc7+ Kd8 13. Nxa8 Qd4+ 14. Kc2 Nxc4 15. e4 Ne3+ 16. Kb3 Qd2 17. a3 Qc2+ 18. Ka2 Qxa4 19. Nxa4 Nxf1 20. Rhxf1 b5 21. N4b6 axb6 22. Nxb6 Bb7 23. Rxf7 Bc6 24. Rd1 Be7 25. Rf3 Kc7 26. Nxd7 Rd8 27. Rc3  1 – 0 (view game)

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Zurich Chess Challenge 2015 Round 2

Posted by 365Chess.com on February 15, 2015 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2797 1.5
2 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2776 1.5
3 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2783 1
4 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2760 1
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2777 0.5
6 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2811 0.5

Anand, Viswanathan (2797) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2783) [D36]
4th Zurich CC Classical Zurich SUI (1.1), 2015-02-14
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 c6 6. Qc2 Be7 7. e3 Nbd7 8. Nf3 Nh5 9. Bxe7 Qxe7 10. O-O-O Nb6 11. Ne5 Nf6 12. Bd3 Ng4 13. Nf3 Be6 14. Kb1 O-O-O 15. h3 Nf6 16. Nd2 Kb8 17. Nb3 Ne8 18. Nc5 Nd6 19. f3 f5 20. g4 Bc8 21. Rde1 Rhf8 22. Qh2 Qc7 23. Rhf1 Rde8 24. b3 g6 25. Bc2 Re7 26. Rf2 Rfe8 27. Rfe2 Nd7 28. Nd3 Nf7 29. Qxc7+ Kxc7 30. gxf5 gxf5 31. Nf4 Nf6 32. h4 Nh8 33. Kc1 Ng6 34. Ng2 Nh5 35. Rg1 a5 36. Kd2 Rg7 37. Ne1 h6 38. Reg2 Reg8 39. Ne2 Kd6 40. a3 b6 41. b4 axb4 42. axb4 Ne7 43. Rxg7 Rxg7 44. Rxg7 Nxg7 45. Nf4 c5 46. bxc5+ bxc5 47. dxc5+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2777) – Karjakin, Sergey (2760) [D47]
4th Zurich CC Classical Zurich SUI (1.2), 2015-02-14
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8. Bd3 Bb7 9. e4 b4 10. Na4 c5 11. e5 Nd5 12. dxc5 Nxc5 13. Nxc5 Bxc5 14. O-O Be7 15. Qe2 Qb6 16. Ng5 h6 17. Ne4 Rd8 18. Qf3 Ba6 19. Rd1 O-O 20. Qg3 Kh8 21. Qh3 Kg8 22. Bxh6 gxh6 23. Qxh6 f5 24. Qg6+ Kh8 25. Qh6+ Kg8 26. Qg6+ Kh8 27. Qh6+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2811) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2776) [B90]
4th Zurich CC Classical Zurich SUI (1.3), 2015-02-14
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e5 7. Nde2 h5 8. g3 Nbd7 9. Bg5 Be7 10. a4 Nc5 11. Bg2 Be6 12. a5 b5 13. axb6 Qxb6 14. b3 O-O 15. O-O a5 16. Qd2 Rfc8 17. Rfd1 a4 18. bxa4 Bc4 19. a5 Qd8 20. Bxf6 Bxf6 21. Qxd6 Qxd6 22. Rxd6 Nb7 23. Rd2 Rxa5 24. Rb1 Nc5 25. Nd5 Bd8 26. h4 Ra3 27. Nec3 Rca8 28. Rdd1 Ba5 29. Nb5 Ra2 30. Bf3 g6 31. Ne7+ Kg7 32. Nc6 Na4 33. Nd6 Be6 34. Rb7 Rxc2 35. Nxe5 Nc5 36. Re7 Kf8 37. Nc6 Nb3 38. e5 Bb6 39. Rb7 Bxf2+ 40. Kg2 Bc5+ 41. Kh1 Raa2  0 – 1 (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2783) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2776) [A14]
4th Zurich CC Classical Zurich SUI (2.1), 2015-02-15
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Be7 5. c4 O-O 6. b3 c5 7. Bb2 Nc6 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. d4 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Nxd4 11. Qxd4 Bf6 12. Qd2 Bd7 13. Bxd5 exd5 14. Rd1 Rc8 15. Nc3 Bc6 16. Nxd5 Bxb2 17. Qxb2 Bxd5 18. e4 Bxe4 19. Rxd8 Rfxd8 20. b4 a6 21. a4 Rc4 22. Re1 h6 23. Qe5 Bc6 24. b5 Re8 25. Qxe8+ Bxe8 26. Rxe8+ Kh7 27. Re7 f6 28. a5 Ra4 29. Rxb7 Rxa5 30. b6 Rb5 31. Kf1 a5 32. Kg2 a4 33. h4 h5 34. Rb8 Kg6 35. b7 a3 36. Ra8 a2 37. Kh3 Rxb7 38. Rxa2 Rb3 39. Kg2 Rb5 40. Re2 Ra5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2760) – Caruana, Fabiano (2811) [C65]
4th Zurich CC Classical Zurich SUI (2.2), 2015-02-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O Nd4 6. Nxd4 Bxd4 7. c3 Bb6 8. Na3 c6 9. Ba4 d6 10. Bb3 a5 11. Nc4 Bc7 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bh4 g5 14. Bg3 h5 15. f3 Be6 16. Ne3 h4 17. Bf2 d5 18. Re1 Kf8 19. h3 Bb6 20. Qc2 Nh5 21. d4 exd4 22. cxd4 Nf4 23. Ng4 a4 24. Bxa4 dxe4 25. Rxe4 Bf5 26. Rd1 Kg7 27. Bb3 Qc7 28. Ne3 Bg6 29. Nc4 Rhe8 30. Kh1 Ba7 31. Ne5 Bxe4 32. fxe4 Rxe5 33. dxe5 Bxf2 34. Qxf2 Rd8 35. Qe1 Rxd1 36. Qxd1 Qxe5 37. Qd7 Qf6 38. e5 Qg6 39. Kh2 b6 40. e6 Nxe6 41. Qxc6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2797) – Aronian, Levon (2777) [D97]
4th Zurich CC Classical Zurich SUI (2.3), 2015-02-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Qb3 dxc4 6. Qxc4 O-O 7. e4 Na6 8. Be2 c5 9. d5 e6 10. O-O exd5 11. exd5 Re8 12. Rd1 Bf5 13. d6 h6 14. Be3 Ng4 15. Bf4 Bxc3 16. bxc3 Re4 17. Qb5 Rxf4 18. Qxb7 Ra4 19. d7 Be4 20. Qb3 Bc6 21. Rd6 Bxd7 22. Rad1 Qb8 23. Rxd7 Qxb3 24. axb3 Ra2 25. Bc4 Rf8 26. R7d6 Kg7 27. Rxa6 Rxf2 28. Re1  1 – 0 (view game)

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Magnus Carlsen wins the 3rd GRENKE Chess Classic 2015 in tie-break

Posted by 365Chess.com on February 9, 2015 in Chess news

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2865 4.5
2 Naiditsch, Arkadij GER 2706 4.5
3 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2811 4
4 Adams, Michael ENG 2738 4
5 Bacrot, Etienne FRA 2711 3.5
6 Aronian, Levon ARM 2777 3.5
7 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2797 2.5
8 Baramidze, David GER 2594 1.5

Adams, Michael (2738) – Anand, Viswanathan (2797) [E06]
3rd GRENKE Chess Classic Baden Baden GER (7.1), 2015-02-09
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Qxc4 Bc6 10. Bf4 Bd6 11. Bg5 Nbd7 12. Nc3 h6 13. Bxf6 Nxf6 14. a5 Qe7 15. Nh4 Bxg2 16. Kxg2 Rfd8 17. e4 Bb4 18. e5 Nd5 19. Nf5 Qd7 20. Ne3 Bxc3 21. bxc3 Qb5 22. Qxb5 axb5 23. Rfc1 c5 24. Nxd5 Rxd5 25. Rcb1 cxd4 26. cxd4 Rc8 27. Rb4 Rc4 28. Rab1 Rcxd4 29. Rxd4 Rxd4 30. Rxb5 Rd7 31. Kf3 g5 32. h4 Kg7 33. h5 f6 34. exf6+ Kxf6 35. g4 Ke7 36. Ke4 Kf6 37. Rb3 Ke7 38. f3 Kf6 39. Rb6 Ke7 40. Rb5 Kf6 41. Rb3 Ke7 42. Rd3 Rc7 43. Kd4 Kf6 44. Rb3 Rf7 45. Rb5 Rc7 46. Rb4 Ke7 47. Rc4 Rd7+ 48. Kc5 Rd6 49. Rb4 Rc6+ 50. Kb5 Rd6 51. Rb3 Kf6 52. Kc5 Rc6+ 53. Kd4 Rd6+ 54. Ke4 Rd7 55. Rb6 Rd5 56. Rxb7 Rxa5 57. Rh7 Ra4+ 58. Ke3 Ra3+ 59. Kf2 Ra2+ 60. Kg3 Ra3 61. Rxh6+ Kf7 62. Rh7+ Kf6 63. Rd7 Ra2 64. Rd3 Rb2 65. Re3 Rb4 66. Re2 Ra4 67. Kf2 Ra3 68. Rd2 Ra4 69. Ke3 Ra3+ 70. Ke4 Ra4+ 71. Rd4 Ra1 72. Ke3 Ra3+ 73. Rd3 Ra4 74. Rb3 Ra1 75. Rb7 Ra3+ 76. Kf2 Ra2+ 77. Kg3 Ra3 78. Rb8 Kf7 79. Rb1 Kf6 80. Re1 Ra4 81. Kf2 Ra2+ 82. Kg3 Ra4 83. Rh1 Ra7 84. Kf2 Ke5 85. h6 Ra2+ 86. Kg3 Ra8 87. h7 Rh8 88. Rh6 Kd6 89. Kf2  1 – 0 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2865) – Bacrot, Etienne (2711) [A48]
3rd GRENKE Chess Classic Baden Baden GER (7.2), 2015-02-09
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bg5 Bg7 4. Nbd2 O-O 5. e3 d6 6. Bc4 Nbd7 7. O-O Qe8 8. a4 e5 9. a5 e4 10. Ne1 h6 11. Bh4 c6 12. Bb3 Nh5 13. f3 exf3 14. Qxf3 Ndf6 15. Nd3 Bg4 16. Qf2 Be6 17. Bxe6 Qxe6 18. Qf3 g5 19. Bf2 g4 20. Qe2 Rae8 21. a6 b6 22. Rae1 Nd5 23. e4 f5 24. Qd1 fxe4 25. Rxe4 Qf5 26. Qxg4 Qxg4 27. Rxg4 Re2 28. Rd1 Nhf6 29. Rg3 Nh5 30. Rf3 Rxf3 31. gxf3 Ne3 32. Bxe3 Rxe3 33. Nc4 Rxf3 34. Nb4 b5 35. Na5 c5 36. Nbc6 Rf7 37. Nb7 Nf4 38. dxc5 dxc5 39. Nxa7 Bd4+ 40. Kh1 Nh3 41. Kg2 Nf4+ 42. Kg3 Ne2+ 43. Kg4 Rf4+ 44. Kh3 Rf3+ 45. Kg4 Rf4+ 46. Kh3 Rf3+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Naiditsch, Arkadij (2706) – Aronian, Levon (2777) [C47]
3rd GRENKE Chess Classic Baden Baden GER (7.3), 2015-02-09
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d4 exd4 5. Nxd4 Bb4 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. Bd3 O-O 8. O-O Re8 9. Qf3 Bd6 10. Bf4 Bxf4 11. Qxf4 d6 12. Rae1 Nd7 13. Qd2 Nc5 14. f4 a5 15. b3 Qf6 16. e5 Qd8 17. Rf3 Nxd3 18. Qxd3 Qh4 19. g3 Qd8 20. Rfe3 Bg4 21. Ne4 dxe5 22. Nf2 Qxd3 23. Nxd3 Bf5 24. Rxe5 Rxe5 25. Rxe5 g6 26. Kf2 Bxd3 27. cxd3 a4 28. b4 a3 29. Ke3 Rb8 30. Re4 Kf8 31. Rc4 c5 32. bxc5 Rb2 33. Kd4 Rxa2 34. Ra4 Rxh2 35. Rxa3 Ke7 36. Kd5 Kd7 37. g4 Rh3 38. c6+ Ke7 39. Ra7 Rxd3+ 40. Ke4 Rc3 41. Rxc7+ Ke6 42. Rc8 Kd6 43. Rd8+ Ke6 44. Re8+ Kd6 45. Rd8+ Ke6 46. f5+ gxf5+ 47. gxf5+ Ke7 48. Rd7+ Ke8 49. Rd6 Ke7 50. Rh6 Rc5 51. Kf4 Rd5 52. Rxh7 Rd6 53. Kg5 Rxc6 54. Rh8 Rc1 55. Ra8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Baramidze, David (2594) – Caruana, Fabiano (2811) [A15]
3rd GRENKE Chess Classic Baden Baden GER (7.4), 2015-02-09
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. O-O c5 6. d4 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Nc6 8. Nc3 Qa5 9. Nb3 Qh5 10. e4 d6 11. Qxh5 Nxh5 12. c5 a5 13. a4 dxc5 14. Nxc5 Rb8 15. Rd1 b6 16. Nd7 Bxd7 17. Rxd7 Rfd8 18. Rxd8+ Rxd8 19. Be3 Bd4 20. e5 Bxe3 21. Bxc6 Bc5 22. Re1 Ng7 23. Kg2 Bd4 24. Nd5 Kf8 25. Re2 Bc5 26. b4 axb4 27. Rb2 Ne6 28. Nxb4 Nc7 29. Rb3 Rd2 30. Nd3 Bd4 31. Bb5 Nd5 32. Kf3 Nc3 33. Ba6 Nxa4 34. Rb4 Nc5 35. Rxd4 Nxa6 36. Ke3 Ra2 37. Rd8+ Kg7 38. Rd7 Ra3 39. Kd2 e6 40. Ra7 Ra5 41. f4 h5 42. h4 Ra2+ 43. Kc3 Ra4 44. Ra8 b5 45. Kd2 Ra2+ 46. Kc1 Ra4 47. Kd2 Nc5 48. Rxa4 Nxa4 49. Kc2 Nb6 50. Nc5 Kf8 51. Kc3 Nd5+ 52. Kd4 Ke7 53. Ne4 f6 54. Kc5 f5 55. Nd2 b4 56. Kc4 Kd7 57. Kb5 Kd8 58. Kc4 Kc8 59. Nb3 Kd7 60. Nd2 Kc6 61. Nf3 Ne3+ 62. Kxb4 Kd5 63. Nd2 Nd1 64. Kb5 Nc3+ 65. Kb6 Ne2 66. Nf1 Ke4 67. Kc6 Nxg3 68. Nxg3+ Kxf4 69. Nf1 Kxe5 70. Kd7 f4 71. Nd2 Kf6 72. Kc6 g5 73. Ne4+ Kf5 74. Nxg5 Kg4 75. Kd6 Kxh4 76. Ne4 Kg4 77. Kxe6 h4 78. Ke5 f3 79. Kd4 h3 80. Ke3 h2 81. Nf2+ Kg3 82. Nh1+ Kg2 83. Nf2 h1=Q 84. Nxh1 Kxh1 85. Kxf3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2865) – Naiditsch, Arkadij (2706) [E11]
3rd GRENKE Classic TB Baden Baden GER (1), 2015-02-08
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Nbd2 b6 5. a3 Bxd2+ 6. Qxd2 O-O 7. e3 Bb7 8. b4 a5 9. Bb2 axb4 10. axb4 Ne4 11. Qc2 Rxa1+ 12. Bxa1 Qe7 13. c5 f5 14. Be2 Nc6 15. Bc3 bxc5 16. dxc5 Ra8 17. O-O Nxc3 18. Qxc3 Qf6 19. Qd2 Rd8 20. b5 Ne5 21. Nxe5 Qxe5 22. c6 Bc8 23. Rd1 d5 24. Qd4 Qxd4 25. exd4 Kf8 26. f4 Ke7 27. Ra1 g6 28. Kf2 Kd6 29. Ra3 Rf8 30. h4 Ke7 31. h5 Rg8 32. hxg6 hxg6 33. Rh3 g5 34. fxg5 Kd6 35. Rh6 Ke7 36. Bf3 e5 37. Rh7+ Kd6 38. dxe5+ Kc5 39. Rxc7 Kxb5 40. Bxd5  1 – 0 (view game)

Naiditsch, Arkadij (2706) – Carlsen, Magnus (2865) [C49]
3rd GRENKE Classic TB Baden Baden GER (2), 2015-02-08
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. O-O O-O 6. d3 d6 7. Bg5 Ne7 8. Re1 c6 9. Ba4 Ng6 10. Bb3 h6 11. Bd2 Bg4 12. h3 Bh5 13. g3 d5 14. Kg2 d4 15. Ne2 Bxf3+ 16. Kxf3 Bxd2 17. Qxd2 Nd7 18. a3 Kh8 19. Kg2 Nc5 20. Ba2 f5 21. exf5 Rxf5 22. Rf1 Qf6 23. f4 Rf8 24. Rae1 h5 25. Rf3 h4 26. g4 Nxf4+ 27. Kh2 Rg5 28. Nxf4 exf4 29. b4 Nd7 30. Re6 Qd8 31. Qe1 Rb5 32. a4 Rb6 33. Re7 Nf6 34. Qxh4+ Nh7 35. Be6 Rf6 36. Bf5 Rh6 37. Qe1 Qd6 38. Re8+ Nf8 39. Qe7 Qxe7 40. Rxe7 Rxb4 41. Re8 Rf6 42. Rxf4 g6 43. g5 Rf7 44. Rh4+ Kg7 45. Be4 Rb2 46. Kg3 Rxc2 47. Rf4 Rc5 48. h4 Ra5 49. Rxf7+ Kxf7 50. Rb8 b5 51. Rb7+ Ke6 52. axb5 cxb5 53. Kf4 Ra2 54. Rxb5 Rf2+ 55. Kg3 Re2 56. Ra5 Nd7 57. Ra6+ Ke7 58. Bxg6 Ne5 59. Be4 Nxd3 60. Bxd3 Re3+ 61. Kf4 Rxd3 62. h5 Rh3 63. h6 d3 64. Rxa7+ Ke6 65. Ra6+ Kf7 66. g6+ Ke7 67. g7 d2 68. g8=Q  1 – 0 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2865) – Naiditsch, Arkadij (2706) [E11]
3rd GRENKE Classic TB Baden Baden GER (3), 2015-02-09
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Nbd2 b6 5. e3 Bb7 6. Bd3 c5 7. O-O cxd4 8. exd4 O-O 9. a3 Be7 10. b4 a5 11. b5 d5 12. Bb2 Nbd7 13. a4 Rc8 14. Rc1 dxc4 15. Nxc4 Nd5 16. g3 Nb4 17. Be2 Na2 18. Ra1 Bxf3 19. Bxf3 Rxc4 20. Rxa2 Nf6 21. Bc6 Nd5 22. Qe2 Rb4 23. Rd1 Rb3 24. Kg2 Qd6 25. Qc2 Qb4 26. Rda1 Rc8 27. Ba3 Qc3 28. Qxc3 Rxc3 29. Bxd5 Rxa3 30. Rxa3 Bxa3 31. Bxe6 fxe6 32. Rxa3 Rc4 33. Kf3 Rxd4 34. Rc3 Rxa4 35. Rc6 Kf7 36. Rxb6 Rb4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Naiditsch, Arkadij (2706) – Carlsen, Magnus (2865) [C67]
3rd GRENKE Classic TB Baden Baden GER (4), 2015-02-09
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. c4 Ke8 10. Nc3 Be6 11. b3 Be7 12. Ne4 Rd8 13. Bb2 h5 14. Rad1 b5 15. Nfg5 Bxg5 16. Nxg5 a6 17. Bc3 c5 18. Rxd8+ Kxd8 19. Rd1+ Ke7 20. Ne4 bxc4 21. Nxc5 cxb3 22. axb3 Rb8 23. b4 Rb6 24. Kf1 Bc4+ 25. Ke1 Bb5 26. f3 h4 27. Kf2 Rc6 28. Bb2 Ke8 29. Rc1 Ne7 30. Nb3 Nd5 31. Rxc6 Bxc6 32. Ba3 Nf4 33. g3 Nd3+ 34. Ke3 hxg3 35. hxg3 Nxe5 36. Kf4 Nxf3 37. Bb2 f6 38. Nd4 Ne1 39. Ke3 Bd5 40. Ke2 Ng2 41. Kf2 Kd7 42. Bc3 g6 43. Nf3 g5 44. Bxf6 Bxf3 45. Kxf3 Ne1+ 46. Ke2 Nc2 47. Bxg5 Nxb4 48. Bf4 Nd5 49. Bd2 Ke6 50. Kd3 Nf6 51. Bc1 Kd5 52. Bg5 Ng4 53. Kc3 c5 54. Kb3 Kc6 55. Ka4 Ne5 56. Ka5 Kb7 57. Bh6 Nc6+ 58. Ka4 c4 59. g4 Kc8 60. Bg7 Kd7 61. Bf6 Ke6 62. g5 Kf5 63. Ka3 Ne5 64. Kb4 a5+ 65. Kc3 a4 66. Bxe5 Kxe5 67. Kxc4 Kf5 68. Kb4 Kxg5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2865) – Naiditsch, Arkadij (2706) [B91]
3rd GRENKE Classic TB Baden Baden GER (5), 2015-02-09
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. g3 e5 7. Nde2 Be7 8. Bg2 O-O 9. O-O Nbd7 10. a4 b6 11. Nd5 Nxd5 12. Qxd5 Rb8 13. Nc3 Nf6 14. Qd3 Be6 15. Qxa6 Qc7 16. Qe2 Bc4 17. Qf3 Bxf1 18. Bxf1 d5 19. exd5 e4 20. Qf5 Rbd8 21. Bf4 Qc5 22. Rd1 Qb4 23. Be5 Bc5 24. Bxf6 gxf6 25. Nxe4 Qxb2 26. Bd3 Rfe8 27. Nxf6+ Kf8 28. Nxh7+ Ke7 29. Re1+ Kd6 30. Qf4+ Kxd5 31. Nf6+ Kc6 32. Nxe8  1 – 0 (view game)

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3rd GRENKE Chess Classic 2015 Round 6

Posted by 365Chess.com on February 8, 2015 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Naiditsch, Arkadij GER 2706 4
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2865 4
3 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2811 3.5
4 Bacrot, Etienne FRA 2711 3
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2777 3
6 Adams, Michael ENG 2738 3
7 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2797 2.5
8 Baramidze, David GER 2594 1

Aronian, Levon (2777) – Adams, Michael (2738) [A29]
3rd GRENKE Chess Classic Baden Baden GER (6.1), 2015-02-08
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O e4 7. Ng5 Bxc3 8. bxc3 Re8 9. f3 exf3 10. Nxf3 d5 11. d4 h6 12. cxd5 Qxd5 13. e3 Bf5 14. Nd2 Qd7 15. Nb3 Ne4 16. c4 b6 17. Rf4 Rad8 18. Qf1 Bg6 19. Ba3 Na5 20. Bb4 Nxb3 21. axb3 c5 22. Bxe4 Rxe4 23. Rxe4 Bxe4 24. Bc3 Bc2 25. b4 cxb4 26. Bxb4 a5 27. Bc3 Rc8 28. Rc1 Bb3 29. c5 Qe6 30. Qf4 a4 31. e4 bxc5 32. d5 Qd7 33. h4 f6 34. g4 Re8 35. Re1 Bc2 36. g5 hxg5 37. hxg5 fxg5 38. Qxg5 Rxe4 39. Rxe4 Bxe4 40. d6 a3 41. Qxc5 Qg4+ 42. Kf2 Qf3+ 43. Ke1 Qg3+ 44. Kd2 Qd3+ 45. Ke1 a2 46. Qd4 Qg3+ 47. Kd2 Qg2+ 48. Ke3 Qf3+ 49. Kd2 Qg2+ 50. Ke3 Bf5 51. d7 Qg3+ 52. Ke2 Bg4+ 53. Kf1 Bh3+ 54. Ke2 Qg2+ 55. Ke1 Qg3+ 56. Ke2 Qg2+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Bacrot, Etienne (2711) – Naiditsch, Arkadij (2706) [E11]
3rd GRENKE Chess Classic Baden Baden GER (6.2), 2015-02-08
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Nbd2 b6 5. g3 Bb7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O a5 8. Qc2 Bxd2 9. Bxd2 Be4 10. Qc1 d6 11. Rd1 Nbd7 12. Bc3 Qe7 13. b3 a4 14. Bf1 Rfb8 15. Nd2 Bg6 16. Bg2 d5 17. Nf3 c6 18. Nh4 Bh5 19. Qc2 b5 20. h3 axb3 21. axb3 bxc4 22. bxc4 Nb6 23. cxd5 cxd5 24. Rxa8 Rxa8 25. Ra1 Rxa1+ 26. Bxa1 Nc4 27. Qa2 g5 28. Nf3 Ne4 29. Ne5 Nxe5 30. Bxe4 dxe4 31. dxe5 e3 32. fxe3 Qb7 33. Qd2 Qb1+ 34. Kh2 Qxa1 35. Qd8+ Kg7 36. Qf6+ Kg8 37. Qd8+ Kg7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2811) – Carlsen, Magnus (2865) [C67]
3rd GRENKE Chess Classic Baden Baden GER (6.3), 2015-02-08
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 h6 10. Rd1+ Ke8 11. Nc3 Ne7 12. Bf4 Ng6 13. Bh2 Bb4 14. Ne2 Be7 15. Nfd4 Nf8 16. g4 h5 17. Nf5 Ne6 18. Kg2 b6 19. f3 c5 20. Bg3 Bg5 21. h4 hxg4 22. hxg5 gxf3+ 23. Kxf3 Nxg5+ 24. Kf4 Nh3+ 25. Ke4 Ng5+ 26. Kf4 Nh3+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2797) – Baramidze, David (2594) [C95]
3rd GRENKE Chess Classic Baden Baden GER (6.4), 2015-02-08
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Nb8 10. d4 Nbd7 11. Nbd2 Bb7 12. Bc2 Re8 13. Nf1 Bf8 14. Ng3 g6 15. a4 Bg7 16. Bd3 c6 17. Be3 Qc7 18. Qd2 exd4 19. cxd4 c5 20. d5 c4 21. Bc2 Rec8 22. axb5 c3 23. bxc3 Nxd5 24. exd5 Bxc3 25. Qd1 Bxa1 26. Qxa1 axb5 27. Qd4 Qc3 28. Ne4 Qxd4 29. Nxd4 Bxd5 30. Nxd6 Rc5 31. N6xb5 Ra2 32. Bh6 Ra8 33. Bd3 Rd8 34. Bg5 Ra8 35. Be7 Rcc8 36. Nd6 Rc7 37. N4b5 Rc6 38. Bf1 Kg7 39. g4 f6 40. g5 Rb8 41. h4 h5 42. Bh3 f5 43. Bf1 Kg8 44. Rd1 Bf3 45. Ra1 Bd5 46. f4 Nc5 47. Rd1 Bf3 48. Bc4+ Kh7 49. Rf1 Be4 50. Ra1 Nd3 51. Nd4 Rc7 52. Nxe4 fxe4 53. Bf6 Rcb7 54. Ne6 Rb1+ 55. Rxb1 Rxb1+ 56. Kg2 Rb8 57. Kf1 Rc8 58. Bd5 Re8 59. Be5 Rc8 60. Ke2 Nc5 61. Nxc5 Rxc5 62. Bxe4 Ra5 63. Ke3 Ra3+ 64. Kd4 Ra5 65. f5  1 – 0 (view game)

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3rd GRENKE Chess Classic 2015 Round 5

Posted by 365Chess.com on February 8, 2015 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Naiditsch, Arkadij GER 2706 3.5
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2865 3.5
3 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2811 3
4 Adams, Michael ENG 2738 2.5
5 Bacrot, Etienne FRA 2711 2.5
6 Aronian, Levon ARM 2777 2.5
7 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2797 1.5
8 Baramidze, David GER 2594 1

Carlsen, Magnus (2865) – Baramidze, David (2594) [C95]
3rd GRENKE Chess Classic Baden Baden GER (5.1), 2015-02-07
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Nb8 10. d4 Nbd7 11. Nbd2 Bb7 12. Bc2 Re8 13. Nf1 Bf8 14. Ng3 g6 15. a4 Bg7 16. Bd3 c6 17. Bg5 Nf8 18. Qd2 Ne6 19. Bh6 Nd7 20. Bc2 Bxh6 21. Qxh6 Qf6 22. Rad1 Rad8 23. d5 cxd5 24. exd5 Qf4 25. Qxf4 Nxf4 26. Ne4 Bxd5 27. axb5 axb5 28. Nxd6 Re6 29. Ne4 f5 30. Nfg5 Re7 31. g3 Bxe4 32. Bxe4 fxe4 33. gxf4 Rf8 34. Nxe4 Rxf4 35. b4 Nf6 36. Nd6 Rf3 37. Nxb5 Rxh3 38. c4 Rh4 39. Nd6 Nh5 40. b5 Nf4 41. b6 Rg4+ 42. Kf1 Rh4 43. f3 Rh1+ 44. Kf2 Rh2+ 45. Kg1 Rc2 46. Kh1 Nh3 47. Ne4 Rxc4 48. Rd8+ Kg7 49. Rb1  1 – 0 (view game)

Adams, Michael (2738) – Bacrot, Etienne (2711) [A15]
3rd GRENKE Chess Classic Baden Baden GER (5.2), 2015-02-07
1. c4 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 c5 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. d4 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Nc6 8. O-O Qa5 9. Nb3 Qh5 10. Nd5 d6 11. Nf4 Qe5 12. e4 Bg4 13. f3 Bd7 14. Rf2 b5 15. Nd3 Qh5 16. Nf4 Qe5 17. c5 dxc5 18. Nd3 Qc7 19. Nbxc5 Rfd8 20. Qe1 Be8 21. Bf4 e5 22. Be3 a5 23. Rc1 Qe7 24. Rd2 Nd4 25. Nb3 Nd7 26. Nxd4 exd4 27. Bf4 Rdc8 28. Bh3 Rc4 29. Rdd1 a4 30. Bd2 Ne5 31. Nxe5 Qxe5 32. Bf1 Rxc1 33. Bxc1 Qe6 34. a3 Rc8 35. Bd3 Qb3 36. Qe2 Bd7 37. Bf4 Be6 38. h4 Bc4 39. e5 Bxd3 40. Rxd3 Qd5 41. Kg2 h5 42. Qd2 Rc4 43. Qe2 b4 44. axb4 Rxb4 45. Kf2 Qb5 46. Rd2 Qd5 47. Qe4 Qa2 48. Qc2 Kh7 49. Kg2 Qa1 50. Rf2 a3 51. bxa3 Rb1 52. Qd3 Rd1 53. Bd2 Rg1+ 54. Kh3 Rh1+ 55. Rh2 Qg1 56. Qe2 Bxe5 57. f4 Bd6 58. a4 d3 59. Qg2 Rxh2+ 60. Qxh2 Qd1 61. Qg2 Ba3 62. a5 Bc1 63. Qd5 Qf1+ 64. Kh2 Qe2+ 65. Kh3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Naiditsch, Arkadij (2706) – Caruana, Fabiano (2811) [C89]
3rd GRENKE Chess Classic Baden Baden GER (5.3), 2015-02-07
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. c3 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Rxe5 c6 12. d3 Bd6 13. Re1 Bf5 14. Qf3 Qh4 15. g3 Qh3 16. Be3 Bxd3 17. Nd2 Qf5 18. Bd4 Rfe8 19. a4 h6 20. Kg2 Rxe1 21. Rxe1 Kf8 22. Qxf5 Bxf5 23. Ne4 Bxe4+ 24. Rxe4 Rb8 25. axb5 axb5 26. Re1 Nb6 27. Rd1 Be7 28. Bc2 Nc4 29. b4 Rd8 30. Be4 Nd6 31. Bb6 Rc8 32. Bd3 Ne8 33. Bf5 Rb8 34. Be3 Nf6 35. Bd4 Nd5 36. Be4 Rd8 37. Ra1 Bf6 38. Bxf6 gxf6 39. Bxd5 Rxd5 40. Ra6 Rd6 41. Kf1 Re6 42. f4 f5 43. Ra8+ Kg7 44. Rc8 Kf6 45. Kg2 Kg6 46. Kh3 Kg7 47. Kg2 Kg6 48. Kf3 Kg7 49. Rc7 Kf6 50. h3 h5 51. Rc8 Kg7 52. Kf2 Kh7 53. Kg2 Rd6 54. Kf2 Re6 55. Kf3 Kg7 56. Rc7 Kf6 57. Rd7 Re4 58. Rd6+ Re6 59. Rd4 Re1 60. Kf2 Re6 61. c4 bxc4 62. Rxc4 Kg6 63. Rc2 f6 64. Rc4 Re4 65. Rxc6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2777) – Anand, Viswanathan (2797) [D38]
3rd GRENKE Chess Classic Baden Baden GER (5.4), 2015-02-07
1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 d5 4. d4 Bb4 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Qa4+ Nc6 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bxf6 Qxf6 9. e3 O-O 10. Be2 a6 11. O-O Be6 12. Rfc1 Bd6 13. a3 Ne7 14. b4 c6 15. Qb3 g5 16. Qb2 Qg7 17. Na4 Rae8 18. Nc5 Bc8 19. g3 Nf5 20. Bd3 Qf6 21. Rf1 h5 22. Rac1 h4 23. Qd2 Nh6 24. e4 Bxc5 25. e5 Qg7 26. bxc5 f6 27. exf6 Rxf6 28. Nxg5 Bf5 29. Rce1 Rff8 30. Rxe8 Rxe8 31. Nf3 Bxd3 32. Qxd3 Re4 33. Re1 hxg3 34. hxg3  1 – 0 (view game)

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3rd GRENKE Chess Classic 2015 Round 4

Posted by 365Chess.com on February 6, 2015 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Naiditsch, Arkadij GER 2706 3
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2865 2.5
3 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2811 2.5
4 Adams, Michael ENG 2738 2
5 Bacrot, Etienne FRA 2711 2
6 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2797 1.5
7 Aronian, Levon ARM 2777 1.5
8 Baramidze, David GER 2594 1

Baramidze, David (2594) – Naiditsch, Arkadij (2706) [A30]
3rd GRENKE Chess Classic Baden Baden GER (4.1), 2015-02-06
1. c4 c5 2. g3 Nc6 3. Bg2 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. O-O d6 6. Nc3 f5 7. a3 a5 8. Rb1 Bd7 9. b3 e5 10. Nb5 Qb8 11. d4 cxd4 12. e3 Nce7 13. exd4 e4 14. Ng5 h6 15. Nh3 Bxb5 16. cxb5 Nd5 17. Nf4 Nge7 18. f3 Nc3 19. Qc2 Bxd4+ 20. Kh1 Nxb1 21. fxe4 Nc3 22. exf5 gxf5 23. Ng6 Nxg6 24. Qxf5 Ne7 25. Qf7+ Kd8 26. b6 Qc8 27. Bxh6 Ne2  0 – 1 (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2811) – Adams, Michael (2738) [D11]
3rd GRENKE Chess Classic Baden Baden GER (4.2), 2015-02-06
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Qb3 dxc4 5. Qxc4 Bg4 6. Nbd2 e6 7. g3 Be7 8. Bg2 O-O 9. O-O a5 10. Ne5 Bh5 11. h3 Nbd7 12. g4 Bg6 13. e4 Qb6 14. Kh1 Qb4 15. Nxd7 Nxd7 16. f4 Qxc4 17. Nxc4 f5 18. gxf5 exf5 19. e5 Bf7 20. Ne3 g6 21. d5 cxd5 22. Nxd5 Bxd5 23. Bxd5+ Kg7 24. Bxb7 Rab8 25. Bf3 Nc5 26. b3 Rfd8 27. Ba3 Kf8 28. Rad1 Nd3 29. Bxe7+ Kxe7 30. Be2 Nc5 31. Kg2 h6 32. Bc4 Ne4 33. Rd5 Rxd5 34. Bxd5 Rd8 35. Bxe4 fxe4 36. Rc1 Rd2+ 37. Kg3 Rd3+ 38. Kf2 Rxh3 39. Rc7+ Ke6 40. Rc6+ Kf7 41. Rc7+ Ke6 42. Rc6+ Kf7 43. Rc7+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2797) – Carlsen, Magnus (2865) [A90]
3rd GRENKE Chess Classic Baden Baden GER (4.3), 2015-02-06
1. d4 f5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 e6 4. c4 c6 5. Nf3 d5 6. O-O Bd6 7. b3 Qe7 8. Ne5 O-O 9. Nd2 a5 10. Bb2 Nbd7 11. Qc2 a4 12. Ndf3 Ne4 13. e3 a3 14. Bc3 Nxe5 15. Nxe5 Bd7 16. Nxd7 Qxd7 17. c5 Bc7 18. b4 h5 19. Be1 e5 20. dxe5 Bxe5 21. Rd1 Qe6 22. f3 Nf6 23. Bh3 g6 24. e4 dxe4 25. fxe4 Bb2 26. exf5 Qxa2 27. Bf2 g5 28. Rfe1 Qf7 29. Re6 Ng4 30. Bxg4 hxg4 31. Rg6+ Kh7 32. Rd7 Qxd7 33. f6 Qd1+ 34. Qxd1 Kxg6 35. Qd3+ Kh6 36. h4 gxh3  0 – 1 (view game)

Bacrot, Etienne (2711) – Aronian, Levon (2777) [D38]
3rd GRENKE Chess Classic Baden Baden GER (4.4), 2015-02-06
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Qa4+ Nc6 6. e3 O-O 7. Qc2 Bd6 8. c5 Be7 9. Bb5 Nb8 10. a3 b6 11. b4 a5 12. Rb1 c6 13. Bd3 axb4 14. axb4 Nbd7 15. O-O Qc7 16. Ne2 Ba6 17. Nf4 Rfb8 18. Bb2 bxc5 19. bxc5 Qc8 20. Bc3 Bd8 21. Rxb8 Rxb8 22. Ra1 Ra8 23. Bxa6 Rxa6 24. Rb1 Qa8 25. Nd3 h6 26. Nd2 Ra2 27. Rb2 Ra1+ 28. Rb1 Ra2 29. Rb2 Ra1+ 30. Rb1  ½ – ½ (view game)

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3rd GRENKE Chess Classic 2015 Round 3

Posted by 365Chess.com on February 4, 2015 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Naiditsch, Arkadij GER 2706 2
2 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2811 2
3 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2797 1.5
4 Bacrot, Etienne FRA 2711 1.5
5 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2865 1.5
6 Adams, Michael ENG 2738 1.5
7 Aronian, Levon ARM 2777 1
8 Baramidze, David GER 2594 1

Adams, Michael (2738) – Baramidze, David (2594) [C84]
3rd GRENKE Chess Classic Baden Baden GER (3.1), 2015-02-04
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 d6 7. c3 O-O 8. Re1 b5 9. Bc2 d5 10. Nbd2 dxe4 11. dxe4 Be6 12. a4 Bc5 13. Qe2 Ba7 14. h3 Nh5 15. Nf1 Qf6 16. Bd3 Ne7 17. axb5 axb5 18. Rxa7 Rxa7 19. Bg5 Qg6 20. Qe3 f6 21. Qxa7 fxg5 22. Nxe5 Qf6 23. Ng4 Bxg4 24. hxg4 Nf4 25. Bxb5 Nxg2 26. Kxg2 Ng6 27. Nh2 Nf4+ 28. Kh1 Nh3 29. Qe3 Nxf2+ 30. Kg2 Qe5 31. Bc4+  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2777) – Caruana, Fabiano (2811) [E32]
3rd GRENKE Chess Classic Baden Baden GER (3.2), 2015-02-04
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. Bg5 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Bd2 Qxc5 8. e3 Qc7 9. Nf3 Be7 10. Bd3 Nc6 11. a3 b6 12. Nb5 Qb8 13. Bc3 h6 14. Rd1 a6 15. Nbd4 Nxd4 16. Bxd4 d6 17. O-O Bd7 18. e4 e5 19. Bc3 Rc8 20. Qe2 Be6 21. Nh4 g6 22. g3 Qc7 23. Ng2 Bxc4 24. Ne3 Bxd3 25. Rxd3 Nxe4 26. Bxe5 dxe5 27. Nd5 Qd6 28. Qxe4 Bf8 29. Rfd1 b5 30. Qf3 Kg7 31. Nc3 Qe6 32. Rd7 Bc5 33. Qe4 Ra7 34. Rd8 Rxd8 35. Rxd8 Bxf2+ 36. Kg2 Bb6 37. Rd2 Rc7 38. Qa8 Bd4 39. Ne2 Rd7 40. b4 h5  0 – 1 (view game)

Naiditsch, Arkadij (2706) – Carlsen, Magnus (2865) [B06]
3rd GRENKE Chess Classic Baden Baden GER (3.3), 2015-02-04
1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. Be3 a6 5. a4 Nf6 6. h3 O-O 7. g4 e5 8. d5 c6 9. Nge2 cxd5 10. exd5 Bxg4 11. hxg4 Nxg4 12. Qd2 Nd7 13. Ne4 f5 14. Bg5 Qb6 15. Bh3 Ndf6 16. Nxf6+ Nxf6 17. Nc3 Qxb2 18. Rb1 Qa3 19. Rxb7 Rf7 20. Rb3 Qc5 21. Qe3 Qc7 22. Qb6 e4 23. Qc6 Rc8 24. O-O Qxc6 25. dxc6 Rxc6 26. Rfb1 h6 27. Bxf6 Bxf6 28. Nxe4 Be5 29. Nd2 Rxc2 30. Nf3 Ra2 31. Bg2 Bf6 32. Nh2 Kg7 33. Bd5 Re7 34. Rb4 Rd2 35. Bc4 a5 36. Rb7 Rd4 37. Rxe7+ Bxe7 38. Bb5 h5 39. Nf3 Rf4 40. Kg2 h4 41. Rd1 Rg4+ 42. Kf1 h3 43. Rd3 Bf6 44. Nh2 Rh4 45. Kg1 Bd4 46. Rf3 Kf6 47. Nf1 Be5 48. Ne3 Kg5 49. Kh1 Kf6 50. Nc4 g5 51. Nxa5 g4 52. Rd3 f4 53. Nc4 Rh7 54. Nxe5 dxe5 55. a5 Rc7 56. Ra3 Rc1+ 57. Kh2 Rc2 58. a6 Rxf2+ 59. Kh1 g3 60. a7 Rd2 61. Ra1  1 – 0 (view game)

Bacrot, Etienne (2711) – Anand, Viswanathan (2797) [C67]
3rd GRENKE Chess Classic Baden Baden GER (3.4), 2015-02-04
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 h5 11. Bf4 Be7 12. Rad1 Be6 13. Ng5 Rh6 14. g3 Bxg5 15. Bxg5 Rg6 16. h4 f6 17. exf6 gxf6 18. Bf4 Nxh4 19. f3 Rd8 20. Rde1 Kf7 21. Kf2 Nf5 22. Rh1 Ng7 23. Ne4 Rc8 24. Nc5 Bf5 25. c4 b6 26. Ne4 Re8 27. Bxc7 Bxe4 28. Rxe4 Rxe4 29. fxe4 Ne6 30. Bb8 Rg8 31. Bxa7 Ra8 32. Bxb6 Rxa2 33. Be3 Rxb2+ 34. Kf3 Rb3 35. Kf2 Rb2+ 36. Kf3 Rb3 37. Kf2 Rb2+  ½ – ½ (view game)

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