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Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2016 Round 7

Posted by 365Chess.com on June 3, 2016 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2804 5.5
2 Giri, Anish NED NED 5
3 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2779 4
4 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2748 4
5 Harikrishna, Pentala IND IND 3.5
6 Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2655 3
7 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2726 3
8 Safarli, Eltaj AZE 2664 2.5
9 Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2765 2.5
10 Hou, Yifan CHN 2663 2

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (0) – Safarli, Eltaj (0) [E20]
Gashimov Memorial 2016 Shamkir AZE (7), 2016-06-02
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. g3 d5 5. Bg2 O-O 6. a3 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 c5 8. cxd5 exd5 9. Nf3 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Nc6 11. O-O Ne4 12. c4 Re8 13. Bb2 Na5 14. cxd5 Nc4 15. Rb1 Nxb2 16. Rxb2 Qxd5 17. Qd3 Bd7 18. Rfb1 Rab8 19. Rb5 Bxb5 20. Rxb5 Nxf2 21. Kxf2 Qd6 22. Bxb7 Rbd8 23. e3 Re5 24. a4 h5 25. h4 Rde8 26. e4 Qf6+ 27. Kg2 Rxb5 28. axb5 g6 29. Bd5 Re7 30. Qd2 a6 31. bxa6 Qxa6 32. Nc6 Rc7 33. Nd8 Qa4 34. Qh6 Rc2+ 35. Kh3 Qd7+ 36. Ne6 fxe6 37. Qxg6+ Kf8 38. Bxe6 Qg7 39. Qxh5 Rc3 40. Qg4 Qxg4+ 41. Kxg4 Kg7 42. Kf4 Rc1 43. Kg5 Re1 44. Bf5  1 – 0 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (0) – Radjabov, Teimour (0) [C18]
Gashimov Memorial 2016 Shamkir AZE (7), 2016-06-02
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Qa5 7. Bd2 Qa4 8. h4 Nc6 9. Nf3 Nge7 10. h5 h6 11. Rb1 c4 12. g3 b6 13. Bh3 Bd7 14. O-O O-O-O 15. Nh4 Rdg8 16. Ng2 Kb8 17. Re1 Bc8 18. Kh2 Ka8 19. Bf4 Rf8 20. Qc1 Rhg8 21. Re2 Rh8 22. Re1 Rh7 23. Bd2 Rhh8 24. Re2 Rh7 25. Kg1 Rhh8 26. Ra1 Rh7 27. Kh2 Rhh8 28. Ne3 Ng8 29. Ng2 Nge7 30. Bf4 Ng8 31. Bd2 Nge7 32. Bf4 Ng8 33. Bd2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (0) – Giri, Anish (0) [C81]
Gashimov Memorial 2016 Shamkir AZE (7), 2016-06-02
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. Qe2 Be7 10. Rd1 O-O 11. c4 bxc4 12. Bxc4 Bc5 13. Be3 Bxe3 14. Qxe3 Qb8 15. Bb3 Na5 16. Nd4 c5 17. Nxe6 fxe6 18. f3 c4 19. fxe4 cxb3 20. exd5 bxa2 21. Rxa2 Nc4 22. Qd4 Qb3 23. Nc3 Rac8 24. Rb1 Ne3 25. Qxe3 Rxc3 26. Qxc3 Qxa2 27. Rd1 exd5 28. Qd4 Re8 29. Rc1 h6 30. h3 Kh8 31. e6 Rxe6 32. Rc8+ Kh7 33. Qd3+ Re4 34. Qf1 Re5 35. Qd3+ Re4 36. Qf1 Re5 37. Qd3+ Re4 38. Qf1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Eljanov, Pavel (0) – Hou Yifan (0) [D02]
Gashimov Memorial 2016 Shamkir AZE (7), 2016-06-02
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Bf4 e6 4. e3 c5 5. c3 Nc6 6. Nbd2 Bd6 7. Bg3 O-O 8. Bb5 a5 9. a4 Ne7 10. Qe2 Nf5 11. Bd3 Be7 12. Be5 b6 13. Bxf6 Bxf6 14. g4 Nd6 15. h4 Be7 16. g5 Bb7 17. Ne5 Qe8 18. Rg1 f5 19. gxf6 Bxf6 20. Qg4 Ba6 21. Bc2 Ra7 22. Ndf3 Bxe5 23. dxe5 Nf5 24. Ng5 h6 25. Nh3 d4 26. e4 d3 27. Bb3 c4 28. Bd1 Qb8 29. exf5 Qxe5+ 30. Kd2 Rxf5 31. f4 Qf6 32. Bf3 Bb7 33. Bxb7 Rxb7 34. Qf3 Rf7 35. h5 Qh4 36. Rg4 Qxh5 37. Rag1 Rd5 38. Nf2 Qf5 39. Ne4 Rdd7 40. Qe3 b5 41. Nc5 Rde7 42. Qe5 bxa4 43. Ke3 Kh7 44. Rh4 Qxe5+ 45. fxe5 Rf5 46. Rxc4 Rxe5+ 47. Ne4 g5 48. Rxa4 Kg6 49. Kxd3 Rf7 50. Nd2 h5 51. Re4 Rxe4 52. Nxe4 g4 53. c4 Rf3+ 54. Kd4 Kf5 55. Ng3+ Rxg3 56. Rxg3 h4 57. Rg1 g3 58. Ke3 Kg4 59. Rd1 e5 60. c5  1 – 0 (view game)

Harikrishna, Pentala (0) – Mamedov, Rauf (0) [B31]
Gashimov Memorial 2016 Shamkir AZE (7), 2016-06-02
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. Bxc6 bxc6 5. O-O Bg7 6. Re1 Nh6 7. c3 O-O 8. h3 f5 9. e5 Nf7 10. d4 cxd4 11. cxd4 c5 12. dxc5 Bb7 13. Nc3 e6 14. Nd4 Bxe5 15. f4 Bg7 16. Be3 g5 17. fxg5 f4 18. Bf2 Qxg5 19. c6 Bxd4 20. Qxd4 Bxc6 21. Ne4 Qg7 22. Qxg7+ Kxg7 23. Rad1 Rg8 24. Bh4 Kh6 25. Rd2 Rg6 26. Nf6 e5 27. b4 Kg7 28. b5 Bxb5 29. Nxd7 Re8 30. Nc5 Nd6 31. Ne4 Nxe4 32. Rxe4 Bc6 33. Rc4 e4 34. Rdc2 Ree6 35. Be1 h5 36. Kh2 Kh6 37. Rd4 f3 38. Bh4 e3 39. gxf3 e2 40. Be1 Bxf3 41. Bd2+ Kh7 42. Rc7+ Rg7 43. Rxg7+ Kxg7 44. Kg3 Bc6 45. Kf2 Kg6 46. a4 a6 47. Be1 Kf5 48. Bd2 Kg6 49. Be1 Be4 50. Kxe2 Bf5+ 51. Kf2 Bxh3 52. Bb4  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2016 Round 6

Posted by 365Chess.com on June 1, 2016 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2804 5
2 Giri, Anish NED NED 4.5
3 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2779 3.5
4 Harikrishna, Pentala IND IND 3
5 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2748 3
6 Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2655 2.5
7 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2726 2.5
8 Safarli, Eltaj AZE 2664 2.5
9 Hou, Yifan CHN 2663 1
10 Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2765 1.5

Hou, Yifan (2663) – Harikrishna, Pentala (2763) [C42]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (6.1), 2016-06-01
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Be7 7. O-O Nc6 8. Nc3 Bf5 9. Re1 Nxc3 10. bxc3 Bxd3 11. Qxd3 O-O 12. Re2 Qd6 13. Rb1 b6 14. Bd2 Bf6 15. Rbe1 Na5 16. Qf5 g6 17. Qh3 Qc6 18. Bg5 Nc4 19. Bxf6 Qxf6 20. Ne5 Nxe5 21. Rxe5 Qc6 22. R1e3 Rae8 23. Qh6 Rxe5 24. dxe5 Qb5 25. g4 Qb1+ 26. Kg2 Qxc2 27. Rh3 Qe4+ 28. Kf1 Qb1+ 29. Kg2 Qe4+ 30. Kf1 Qb1+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri, Anish (2790) – Eljanov, Pavel (2765) [A07]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (6.2), 2016-06-01
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 c6 3. Bg2 Bg4 4. h3 Bh5 5. O-O Nd7 6. d4 e6 7. c4 Ngf6 8. cxd5 cxd5 9. Qb3 Qb6 10. Nc3 Be7 11. Ne5 Qxb3 12. axb3 a6 13. g4 Bg6 14. g5 Nh5 15. Nxg6 hxg6 16. e4 dxe4 17. d5 exd5 18. Nxd5 Bd6 19. Be3 f5 20. gxf6 Ndxf6 21. Rfd1 O-O-O 22. Ra5 Bc7 23. Ne7+ Kb8 24. Raa1 Rhe8 25. Nxg6 Nd5 26. Bg5 Rd6 27. Ra4 Rxg6 28. Rxd5 Nf4 29. Bxf4 Bxf4 30. Rb4 e3 31. fxe3 Bxe3+ 32. Kh1 b5 33. Re4 Rxe4 34. Bxe4 Rg1+ 35. Kh2 Rf1 36. Kg3 Kc7 37. b4 Rf4 38. Re5 Kd6 39. Re8 g5 40. Bb7 Bc1 41. Bxa6 Rxb4 42. Rb8 Ke5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Safarli, Eltaj (2664) – Caruana, Fabiano (2804) [E12]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (6.3), 2016-06-01
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. a3 Ba6 5. Qc2 Bb7 6. Nc3 c5 7. e4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bc5 9. Nb3 Nc6 10. Bg5 a6 11. Rd1 Qc7 12. Be2 Be7 13. Bh4 Ne5 14. Bg3 h5 15. O-O g5 16. Nd4 h4 17. Bxe5 Qxe5 18. Nf3 Bxe4 19. Nxe5 Bxc2 20. Rd2 Bf5 21. Rfd1 Ra7 22. Na4 Rc7 23. Nxb6 d6 24. Nf3 Ne4 25. Rd3 Rb7 26. Na4 Nc5 27. Nxc5 dxc5 28. R3d2 Bf6 29. b4 g4 30. Ne1 cxb4 31. axb4 Rxb4 32. c5 O-O 33. Bxa6 Be4 34. Be2 Bc3 35. Rd6 Bd5 36. Rb6 Re4 37. Kf1 Be5 38. h3 Bc7 39. Rb2 f5 40. Nd3 Rb8 41. Rxb8+ Bxb8 42. Rb1 Bh2 43. Nb4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedov, Rauf (2655) – Karjakin, Sergey (2779) [B90]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (6.4), 2016-06-01
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. Be3 Be7 9. f4 Nc6 10. f5 Bxb3 11. axb3 Nb4 12. g3 d5 13. exd5 Qc7 14. d6 Bxd6 15. Nb5 Nxc2+ 16. Ke2 Qc6 17. Nxd6+ Ke7 18. Rc1 Nxe3 19. Rxc6 Nxd1 20. Nxb7 Rhb8 21. Rc7+ Kf8 22. Kxd1 Ra7 23. Bc4 Raxb7 24. Rxb7 Rxb7 25. Re1 Nd7 26. Kc2 Rb6 27. Ra1 Nb8 28. Kd3 Nc6 29. Ra4 Ke7 30. Ke4 f6 31. h4 Nb8 32. Kd5 Rd6+ 33. Ke4 Rb6 34. Kd5 Rd6+ 35. Ke4 Rb6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Radjabov, Teimour (2726) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2748) [B18]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (6.5), 2016-06-01
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3 Nf6 8. Ne5 Bh7 9. Bd3 Nbd7 10. Bxh7 Nxe5 11. dxe5 Qa5+ 12. Kf1 Nxh7 13. e6 Qd5 14. Qxd5 cxd5 15. Ne2 fxe6 16. Nf4 Rg8 17. Nxe6 Rc8 18. c3 Kf7 19. Nxf8 Rgxf8 20. Be3 Nf6 21. Bxa7 b6 22. Bxb6 Rb8 23. Bd4 Rxb2 24. a4 e5 25. Bxe5 Ng4 26. Bd4 Nxf2 27. Bxf2 Kg8 28. Kg1 Rfxf2 29. Rh2 Ra2 30. Rxa2 Rxa2 31. g3 Ra1+ 32. Kf2 Ra2+ 33. Kg1 Ra1+ 34. Kf2 Ra2+ 35. Kg1 Ra1+ 36. Kf2  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2016 Round 5

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2804 4.5
2 Giri, Anish NED NED 4
3 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2779 3
4 Harikrishna, Pentala IND IND 2.5
5 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2748 2.5
6 Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2655 2
7 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2726 2
8 Safarli, Eltaj AZE 2664 2
9 Hou, Yifan CHN 2663 1.5
10 Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2765 1

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2748) – Mamedov, Rauf (2655) [D45]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (5.1), 2016-05-30
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. Be2 dxc4 8. Bxc4 O-O 9. O-O b5 10. Bd3 Bb7 11. e4 e5 12. h3 Re8 13. dxe5 Nxe5 14. Nxe5 Bxe5 15. Be3 a6 16. f4 Bxc3 17. bxc3 c5 18. e5 c4 19. Bf5 g6 20. Rad1 Nd5 21. Be4 Nxe3 22. Rxd8 Nxc2 23. Rxa8 Bxa8 24. Bxc2 f6 25. f5 gxf5 26. exf6 Re2 27. Rf2 Re1+ 28. Rf1 Re2 29. Rf2 Re1+ 30. Rf1 Re2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2779) – Hou, Yifan (2663) [C80]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (5.2), 2016-05-30
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. Nbd2 Be7 10. c3 O-O 11. Bc2 f5 12. Nb3 Qd7 13. Nbd4 Nxd4 14. Nxd4 c5 15. Nxe6 Qxe6 16. f3 Ng5 17. a4 Rad8 18. axb5 axb5 19. Bxg5 Bxg5 20. f4 Be7 21. Kh1 Qb6 22. Qd3 c4 23. Qh3 g6 24. g4 d4 25. gxf5 Qc6+ 26. Qg2 Qxg2+ 27. Kxg2 d3 28. Bd1 Rxf5 29. Bg4 Rff8 30. Ra5 h5 31. Bd1 b4 32. Ra6 bxc3 33. bxc3 Kh7 34. Ra7 Rf7 35. Rc7 Rd5 36. Rxc4 Bf8 37. Rc8 Rc5 38. Rd8 Bh6 39. Rxd3 Rxf4 40. Rd7+ Kh8 41. Rxf4 Bxf4 42. e6 Bg5 43. e7 Bxe7 44. Rxe7 Rxc3 45. Bf3 Rc8 46. Kg3 Rg8 47. Kh4 Rg7 48. Re8+ Kh7 49. Kg5 Ra7 50. Bd5 Kg7 51. Re6 Kh7 52. Be4 Ra5+ 53. Kf6  1 – 0 (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2804) – Radjabov, Teimour (2726) [B31]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (5.3), 2016-05-30
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d3 Bg7 6. h3 Nf6 7. Nc3 O-O 8. Bf4 b6 9. Qd2 Re8 10. O-O-O a5 11. Ne5 b5 12. Qe3 Qb6 13. Bh6 Bh8 14. f4 a4 15. Rhf1 e6 16. g4 a3 17. b4 Nd7 18. Nxd7 Bxd7 19. e5 f5 20. Ne2 Bg7 21. Bxg7 Kxg7 22. h4 fxg4 23. h5 gxh5 24. Ng3 Kh8 25. Nxh5 Re7 26. Nf6 Be8 27. f5 exf5 28. Rxf5 Qc7 29. Rg5 Rg7 30. Rh1 Bg6 31. Rxg4 Qf7 32. Kb1 cxb4 33. Qd4 Bf5 34. e6 Rxg4 35. exf7 Rxd4 36. Ne8  1 – 0 (view game)

Safarli, Eltaj (2664) – Giri, Anish (2790) [B51]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (5.4), 2016-05-30
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. O-O Bg7 7. Ba4 O-O 8. h3 Nb6 9. Bb3 e5 10. d3 Ne8 11. Bg5 f6 12. Be3 f5 13. Bg5 Bf6 14. Bh6 Bg7 15. Bg5 Qd7 16. exf5 gxf5 17. a4 a5 18. Nb5 Kh8 19. Re1 Bf6 20. Bxf6+ Nxf6 21. d4 e4 22. dxc5 dxc5 23. Qxd7 Nbxd7 24. Nd2 Ne5 25. Bc2 Bd7 26. f3 Rad8 27. Rad1 Rg8 28. Kh2 Be8 29. Nc7 Bh5 30. Ne6 Rde8 31. Nc7 Re7 32. Nd5 Nxd5 33. cxd5 exf3 34. d6 Reg7 35. g4 Nxg4+ 36. hxg4 Rxg4 37. Nxf3 Rg2+ 38. Kh3 Bxf3 39. Bb3 R8g3+ 40. Kh4 Rg4+ 41. Kh3 Bxd1 42. d7 R4g3+ 43. Kh4 Rd3  0 – 1 (view game)

Harikrishna, Pentala (2763) – Eljanov, Pavel (2765) [C49]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (5.5), 2016-05-30
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Bb4 5. O-O O-O 6. d3 Bxc3 7. bxc3 d6 8. Nd2 Bd7 9. f4 exf4 10. Rxf4 Ne7 11. Bxd7 Nxd7 12. c4 Ne5 13. Bb2 f6 14. Nf1 Qd7 15. Ne3 a6 16. Qh5 b5 17. Rh4 h6 18. Rf1 bxc4 19. d4 Nf7 20. Ng4 Qb5 21. Nxf6+ gxf6 22. e5 Kh8 23. Bc1 Ng8 24. Qg6 dxe5 25. Rxf6 Qb1 26. Rf1 exd4 27. Bxh6 Qxf1+ 28. Kxf1 Nfxh6+ 29. Kg1 Rab8 30. Rxh6+ Nxh6 31. Qxh6+ Kg8 32. Qg6+ Kh8 33. h3 d3 34. Qh6+ Kg8 35. Qxa6 dxc2 36. Qxc4+ Kh8 37. Qc3+ Kg8 38. Qxc2 Rfc8 39. Qc6 Kf7 40. a4 Ke7 41. a5  1 – 0 (view game)

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Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2016 Round 4

Posted by 365Chess.com on May 29, 2016 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2804 3.5
2 Giri, Anish NED NED 3
3 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2726 2
4 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2779 2
5 Safarli, Eltaj AZE 2664 2
6 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2748 2
7 Harikrishna, Pentala IND IND 1.5
8 Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2655 1.5
9 Hou, Yifan CHN 2663 1.5
10 Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2765 1

Giri, Anish (2790) – Harikrishna, Pentala (2763) [D41]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (4.1), 2016-05-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 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. h4 Rc8 16. h5 Qe7 17. Bb1 Rfd8 18. d5 exd5 19. e5 Ba6 20. Rfe1 Qd7 21. Qf4 Ne7 22. Nd4 Rxc1 23. Qxc1 Qa4 24. e6 Qxd4 25. exf7+ Kxf7 26. Qc7 Re8 27. Bg6+  1 – 0 (view game)

Radjabov, Teimour (2726) – Safarli, Eltaj (2664) [D86]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (4.2), 2016-05-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Bc4 c5 8. Ne2 Nc6 9. Be3 O-O 10. O-O Qc7 11. Rc1 Rd8 12. f4 Bg4 13. f5 gxf5 14. h3 cxd4 15. Bxf7+ Kxf7 16. Qb3+ e6 17. Nxd4 Nxd4 18. cxd4 Qb6 19. Qxb6 axb6 20. hxg4 Bxd4 21. Bxd4 Rxd4 22. exf5 Rxg4 23. Rc7+ Kf6 24. fxe6+ Kxe6 25. Rxb7 Rxa2 26. Rxb6+ Ke5 27. Rf2 Rxf2 28. Kxf2 Kf5 29. Kf3 Rf4+ 30. Kg3 Rg4+ 31. Kf3 Rf4+ 32. Kg3 Rg4+ 33. Kf3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedov, Rauf (2655) – Caruana, Fabiano (2804) [C53]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (4.3), 2016-05-29
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 a6 6. O-O d6 7. a4 Ba7 8. Bg5 h6 9. Bh4 g5 10. Bg3 Ne7 11. d4 Nxe4 12. Nxe5 O-O 13. Nxf7 Rxf7 14. Bxf7+ Kxf7 15. f4 g4 16. f5 Nxg3 17. hxg3 Ng8 18. Qxg4 Qg5 19. Qxg5 hxg5 20. Nd2 Nf6 21. Nf3 Nh7 22. g4 Bd7 23. Rfe1 Rg8 24. Kf2 Nf6 25. Kg3 c5 26. Re2 cxd4 27. cxd4 Bb6 28. b3 Bc6 29. Rae1 Ba5 30. Re7+ Kf8 31. R1e2 Bd8 32. R7e6 Bd7 33. R6e3 Nd5 34. Re4 Nc3 35. d5 Bf6 36. Nd2 Rg7 37. Re1 Nxe4+ 38. Nxe4 Re7 39. Kf3 Kg7 40. Rh1 Be8 41. Nxd6 Bf7 42. Nxf7 Kxf7 43. Rc1 Bd4 44. Rc4 Bb6 45. Re4 Rxe4 46. Kxe4 Ke7 47. b4 Bd8 48. a5 Kd6 49. Kd4 Bf6+ 50. Kc4 Bg7 51. b5 Bf6  0 – 1 (view game)

Hou, Yifan (2663) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2748) [B91]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (4.4), 2016-05-29
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. g3 e5 7. Nde2 Be7 8. Bg2 Nbd7 9. a4 b6 10. h3 O-O 11. O-O Bb7 12. g4 b5 13. Ng3 b4 14. Nd5 Nxd5 15. exd5 Rc8 16. a5 Rc5 17. Nf5 Re8 18. Nxe7+ Rxe7 19. Bg5 f6 20. Bd2 Rb5 21. Re1 Qc8 22. c3 bxc3 23. bxc3 Bxd5 24. Bxd5+ Rxd5 25. Qb3 Qc6 26. Be3 Nc5 27. Bxc5 dxc5 28. Qc4 Kf8 29. Qe4 g6 30. Rad1 Rd6 31. Rxd6 Qxd6 32. Rb1 Kg7 33. Rb6 Qd2 34. Rb7 Qd6 35. Rxe7+ Qxe7 36. Qc6 Qa7 37. Qb6 Qa8 38. Qxc5 Qb7 39. c4 Qd7 40. Kg2 Qb7+ 41. Kg1 Qd7 42. Kh2 Qb7 43. Qd6 Qf3 44. Qd7+ Kf8 45. Kg1 Qxh3 46. c5 f5 47. Qd6+ Kf7 48. Qd5+ Kf6 49. c6 Qxg4+ 50. Kf1 Qh3+ 51. Ke2 Qc3 52. Qd8+ Ke6 53. c7 Qc2+ 54. Kf1 Qc4+ 55. Kg2 Qg4+ 56. Kf1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Eljanov, Pavel (2765) – Karjakin, Sergey (2779) [D30]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (4.5), 2016-05-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Bg5 Nbd7 5. e3 h6 6. Bh4 Be7 7. Nbd2 c5 8. Be2 O-O 9. O-O b6 10. cxd5 Nxd5 11. Bg3 Bb7 12. Nc4 N7f6 13. dxc5 Bxc5 14. Nfd2 Rc8 15. e4 Ne7 16. e5 Ne4 17. Nxe4 Bxe4 18. Nd6 Bxd6 19. exd6 Nf5 20. Qa4 Bd5 21. d7 Rc5 22. b4 Nxg3 23. hxg3 Rc7 24. Bb5 Qg5 25. Rfe1 Rd8 26. Re3 h5 27. Rae1 h4 28. Re5 Qf6 29. Qa3 Ba8 30. Qe3 hxg3 31. Qxg3 a6 32. Rxe6 fxe6 33. Qxc7 Rf8 34. Qxb6 axb5 35. Qxe6+ Qf7 36. Qxf7+ Kxf7 37. Re5 Rd8 38. Rxb5 Rxd7 39. a4 Bc6 40. Rf5+ Ke6 41. Ra5 Rd1+  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2016 Round 3

Posted by 365Chess.com on May 28, 2016 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2804 2.5
2 Giri, Anish NED NED 2
3 Harikrishna, Pentala IND IND 1.5
4 Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2655 1.5
5 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2779 1.5
6 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2726 1.5
7 Safarli, Eltaj AZE 2664 1.5
8 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2748 1.5
9 Hou, Yifan CHN 2663 1
10 Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2765 0.5

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2748) – Eljanov, Pavel (2765) [E21]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (3.1), 2016-05-28
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 b6 5. Qb3 c5 6. Bg5 Bb7 7. e3 O-O 8. Be2 cxd4 9. Qxb4 Nc6 10. Qa3 dxc3 11. bxc3 h6 12. Bh4 Rc8 13. Rd1 Qc7 14. Bxf6 gxf6 15. O-O Kg7 16. Nd4 Ne5 17. Nb5 Qc5 18. Qb4 a5 19. Qxc5 Rxc5 20. Nd6 Ba6 21. Rd4 f5 22. Rb1 Rb8 23. f4 Nc6 24. Rd2 Ne7 25. Kf2 Kf8 26. e4 Nc8 27. Nb5 Ke7 28. Rbd1 Rb7 29. exf5 Rxf5 30. g3 Rc5 31. Na3 d6 32. g4 Rd7 33. h4 Rd8 34. Rd4 Na7 35. Rb1 Nc8 36. Nc2 d5 37. cxd5 Bxe2 38. Kxe2 Rdxd5 39. Kd3 h5 40. Ne3 Rd7 41. f5 hxg4 42. h5 Nd6 43. h6 Rc8 44. Re1 Nb7 45. Rxd7+ Kxd7 46. Nxg4 Nc5+ 47. Kd4 Kd6 48. Ne5 f6 49. Ng6 e5+ 50. Ke3 Rc7 51. Rd1+ Kc6 52. Rd8 Nb7 53. Rc8 Rxc8 54. Ne7+ Kc5 55. Nxc8 Nd8 56. h7 Nf7 57. Ne7 Kc4 58. Ng8 Kxc3 59. Nxf6  1 – 0 (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2804) – Hou, Yifan (2663) [C80]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (3.2), 2016-05-28
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. Nbd2 Nc5 10. c3 Be7 11. Bc2 d4 12. Nb3 d3 13. Bb1 Nxb3 14. axb3 Bf5 15. Re1 O-O 16. Be3 Qd5 17. Bd4 Rfd8 18. h4 Bg6 19. b4 d2 20. Qxd2 Bxb1 21. Raxb1 Bxb4 22. Qf4 Be7 23. e6 fxe6 24. Qg4 Nxd4 25. Nxd4 Bf6 26. Nxe6 Rd7 27. Re3 h5 28. Qg6 Rf7 29. Rbe1 Rc8 30. Nf4 Qd7 31. Qxh5 Re7 32. Nd5 Rf7 33. Rd1 Qc6 34. Nf4 Rd7 35. Re8+  1 – 0 (view game)

Radjabov, Teimour (2726) – Giri, Anish (2790) [D38]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (3.3), 2016-05-28
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. e3 O-O 8. Rc1 dxc4 9. Bxc4 c5 10. O-O cxd4 11. Nxd4 Bd7 12. Ne4 Qe7 13. Be2 Nc6 14. a3 Nxd4 15. Qxd4 Ba5 16. Qc5 Bd8 17. Bf3 Bc6 18. Rfd1 Bxe4 19. Qxe7 Bxe7 20. Bxe4 Bf6 21. b4 Rad8 22. g3 Bb2 23. Rxd8 Rxd8 24. Rc7 Bxa3 25. Rxb7 Kf8 26. Rxa7 Bxb4 27. Ra8 Rxa8 28. Bxa8 Bc5 29. Kg2 Bb4 30. Be4 Bc5 31. h3 Bb4 32. Bf3 g5 33. g4 Bc5 34. Be4 Bb4 35. Bf3 Bc5 36. Be4 Bb4 37. Bf3 Bc5 38. Be4 Bb4 39. Bf3 Bc5 40. Be4 Bb6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2779) – Harikrishna, Pentala (2763) [C42]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (3.4), 2016-05-28
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nd7 9. O-O-O c5 10. Bd3 Nf6 11. Rhe1 Be6 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bxh6 c4 14. Bxg7 cxd3 15. Qg5 Ne4 16. Qh6 Bg5+ 17. Nxg5 Qxg5+ 18. Qxg5 Nxg5 19. Bxf8 dxc2 20. Rxd6 Kxf8 21. h4 Nh7 22. Kxc2 Nf6 23. f3 Ke7 24. Rd4 Rh8 25. c4 Nd7 26. b3 a6 27. Kc3 Nb8 28. g3 Nc6 29. Rd2 Kf6 30. Rh2 b5 31. cxb5 axb5 32. Rd2 Rh5 33. Re3 Ne7 34. Re4 Rf5 35. Rd3 Rc5+ 36. Kd2 Nf5 37. Rg4 Rc8 38. Rc3 Ra8 39. Rc2 Ne7 40. Rf4+ Kg7 41. Ke1 Nd5 42. Rd4 Kf6 43. Kf2 Ke5 44. Re4+ Kd6 45. h5 Ke7 46. g4 Kd6 47. Rd2 f5 48. gxf5 Bxf5 49. h6 Rh8 50. Red4 Be6 51. Rh4 Ke7 52. Rh5 Nf6 53. Rxb5 Rxh6 54. a4 Rh1 55. a5 Nd7 56. b4 Bc4 57. Rg5 Ke6 58. Rd4 Rc1 59. a6 Rc2+ 60. Kg3 Bf1 61. a7 Nb6 62. Rd1  1 – 0 (view game)

Safarli, Eltaj (2664) – Mamedov, Rauf (2655) [E97]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (3.5), 2016-05-28
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d5 Ne7 9. b4 Kh8 10. c5 Nh5 11. Nd2 Nf4 12. Nc4 f5 13. f3 Ng8 14. cxd6 cxd6 15. Be3 Bh6 16. a4 Bd7 17. Nb5 Bxb5 18. axb5 fxe4 19. fxe4 Nxe2+ 20. Qxe2 Rxf1+ 21. Rxf1 Bxe3+ 22. Qxe3 Nf6 23. Qh3 Nxe4 24. Qg4 Nf6 25. Qe6 Ne4 26. Qg4 Nf6 27. Qe6 Ne4 28. Qg4  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2016 Round 2

Posted by 365Chess.com on May 27, 2016 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2804 1.5
2 Harikrishna, Pentala IND IND 1.5
3 Giri, Anish NED NED 1.5
4 Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2655 1
5 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2726 1
6 Hou, Yifan CHN 2663 1
7 Safarli, Eltaj AZE 2664 1
8 Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2765 0.5
9 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2779 0.5
10 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2748 0.5

Hou, Yifan (2663) – Safarli, Eltaj (2664) [C19]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (2.1), 2016-05-27
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. h4 Qc7 8. Nf3 Bd7 9. h5 h6 10. Rh4 Nbc6 11. Rg4 Nf5 12. Bd3 Nce7 13. dxc5 Qxc5 14. Rb4 a5 15. Rxb7 Bc6 16. Rb3 Ba4 17. Rbb1 Qxc3+ 18. Bd2 Qc5 19. Qe2 O-O 20. g4 Nd4 21. Nxd4 Qxd4 22. c3 Qc5 23. g5 hxg5 24. Qg4 Bc6 25. Rc1 Nf5 26. Bxg5 Bb5 27. Bxf5 exf5 28. Qd4 Qc4 29. Qxc4 Bxc4 30. Be7 Rfb8 31. Rab1 Bd3 32. Rxb8+ Rxb8 33. Kd2 Be4 34. Ke3 Rb2 35. Bc5 Rb5 36. Bd6 Rb2 37. Bc5 Rb5 38. Bd6 Rb2 39. Bc5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri, Anish (2790) – Karjakin, Sergey (2779) [A36]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (2.2), 2016-05-27
1. g3 c5 2. Bg2 Nc6 3. c4 g6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. a3 d6 6. Rb1 a5 7. d3 e5 8. e4 h5 9. h4 Bh6 10. Bh3 Bxc1 11. Rxc1 Nf6 12. Bxc8 Rxc8 13. Nge2 O-O 14. O-O Qd7 15. Kg2 Kg7 16. f3 Nd4 17. Rf2 b6 18. a4 Rb8 19. b3 Rb7 20. Rb1 Rbb8 21. Qd2 Rbe8 22. Qb2 Qb7 23. Rbf1 Ng8 24. Nd5 Ne7 25. Nxd4 exd4 26. Nf4 Qd7 27. Re2 Nc6 28. Qd2 Nb4 29. Rfe1 Re5 30. Nh3 Re7 31. f4 f6 32. Qd1 Rh8 33. Kh2 Qg4 34. Kg2 Rhe8 35. f5 gxf5 36. Nf2 Qg6 37. exf5 Rxe2 38. fxg6 Rxe1 39. Qxh5 Rh8 40. Qf3 Re3 41. Qg4 Re5 42. Qd7+ Kxg6 43. Ne4 Nxd3 44. Qg4+ Kh6 45. Nxd6 Rf8 46. Nf5+ Rxf5 47. Qxf5 Ne5 48. Qe6 d3 49. Qxb6 Rf7 50. Qxa5 Rd7 51. Qd2+ Kg7 52. a5 Nc6 53. a6 Kf7 54. h5 Nb4 55. h6 Kg6 56. Qf4 Rd4 57. h7 Rxf4 58. h8=Q d2 59. Qe8+ Kh6 60. Qh8+ Kg6 61. Qe8+ Kh6 62. Qe2 Rd4 63. a7 d1=Q 64. Qxd1 Rxd1 65. a8=Q Rd2+ 66. Kf3 Rd3+ 67. Kf4 Rxb3 68. Kf5  1 – 0 (view game)

Eljanov, Pavel (2765) – Caruana, Fabiano (2804) [D91]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (2.3), 2016-05-27
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bg5 Ne4 6. Bf4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 c5 8. e3 O-O 9. Be2 dxc4 10. Bxc4 Nd7 11. O-O Nb6 12. Bb3 c4 13. Bc2 Nd5 14. Qd2 Nxf4 15. exf4 Be6 16. a4 Bd5 17. Ne5 e6 18. Rfb1 Rb8 19. Qe3 a6 20. a5 b5 21. axb6 Rxb6 22. g3 Rxb1+ 23. Rxb1 Bxe5 24. Qxe5 Qa8 25. h4 Bh1 26. Kf1 h5 27. Ke1 a5 28. Ra1 Qg2 29. Rxa5 Qg1+ 30. Ke2 Bg2 31. Qe3 Rb8 32. Ra2 Bh3 33. Kd2 Bf5 34. Qe1 Qg2 35. Bxf5 exf5 36. Kc2 Qb7 37. Kd2 Qg2 38. Kc1 Qf3 39. Rc2 Ra8 40. Qe2 Qh1+ 41. Kd2 Ra1 42. Qe8+ Kg7 43. Qe5+ Kh7 44. Qe2 Rb1 45. f3 Rg1  0 – 1 (view game)

Mamedov, Rauf (2655) – Radjabov, Teimour (2726) [B18]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (2.4), 2016-05-27
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. Nf3 Nd7 7. Bd3 Bxd3 8. Qxd3 e6 9. O-O Ngf6 10. Bf4 Be7 11. c4 O-O 12. Rfd1 Qb6 13. Qc2 Rfe8 14. Ne5 Rad8 15. h3 Nf8 16. Rd3 c5 17. Rb3 Qa6 18. Ra3 Qb6 19. Rb3 Qa6 20. Ra3 Qb6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Harikrishna, Pentala (2763) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2748) [B07]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (2.5), 2016-05-27
1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Be3 a6 5. a4 Bg7 6. Nf3 O-O 7. Qd2 Nbd7 8. h3 e5 9. dxe5 dxe5 10. Bc4 b6 11. O-O Bb7 12. Rfd1 Qe7 13. Nd5 Nxd5 14. Bxd5 Bxd5 15. Qxd5 Nf6 16. Qc4 Rfe8 17. c3 a5 18. Rd3 Qe6 19. Qxc7 Nxe4 20. Rad1 Bf6 21. Nd2 Nxd2 22. R1xd2 e4 23. Rd6 Be5 24. Rxe6 Bxc7 25. Rc6 Rec8 26. Kf1 Bd8 27. Rcd6 Rab8 28. Rd7 Bf6 29. Bf4 Ra8 30. Rb7 Rc6 31. Rdd7 Rd8 32. Rxd8+ Bxd8 33. Rb8  1 – 0 (view game)

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Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2016 Round 1

Posted by 365Chess.com on May 26, 2016 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2804 0.5
2 Giri, Anish NED NED 0.5
3 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2779 0.5
4 Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2765 0.5
5 Harikrishna, Pentala IND IND 0.5
6 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2748 0.5
7 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2726 0.5
8 Safarli, Eltaj AZE 2664 0.5
9 Hou, Yifan CHN 2663 0.5
10 Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2655 0.5

Safarli, Eltaj (2664) – Eljanov, Pavel (2765) [A13]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (1.1), 2016-05-26
1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 e6 3. g3 dxc4 4. Bg2 a6 5. Qc2 Bd6 6. Qxc4 Nf6 7. O-O b5 8. Qb3 Bb7 9. a4 Nbd7 10. axb5 Bd5 11. Qc2 axb5 12. Rxa8 Qxa8 13. Na3 Qb7 14. d3 c5 15. Bg5 O-O 16. Rc1 Rc8 17. Nb1 h6 18. Bxf6 Nxf6 19. Nc3 Bc6 20. Qb3 Be7 21. Ra1 Ne8 22. Ne1 Bxg2 23. Nxg2 Nd6 24. Ne3 Bg5 25. Nf1 b4 26. Nb1 c4 27. dxc4 Nxc4 28. e3 Nxe3 29. fxe3 Rc1 30. Kf2 Qh1 31. Qd3 f5 32. h4 Be7 33. Ra5 f4 34. exf4 Qc6 35. Re5 Bc5+ 36. Rxc5 Qxc5+ 37. Ne3 b3 38. Nd2 Rc2 39. Kf3 Rxb2 40. Qd8+ Kh7 41. Qd3+ Kh8 42. Qd8+ Kh7 43. Qd3+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2804) – Harikrishna, Pentala (2763) [B48]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (1.2), 2016-05-26
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3 a6 7. Qf3 Nf6 8. O-O-O Nxd4 9. Bxd4 e5 10. Be3 d6 11. h3 b5 12. Bd3 b4 13. Nd5 Nxd5 14. exd5 a5 15. Kb1 Be7 16. g4 O-O 17. g5 Ba6 18. Qe4 g6 19. h4 Rfc8 20. Rc1 Qd7 21. Bxa6 Rxa6 22. f4 Qf5 23. Qxf5 gxf5 24. c3 bxc3 25. Rxc3 Rxc3 26. bxc3 Ra8 27. Kc2 Rb8 28. Rf1 e4 29. a4 Kf8 30. h5 Ke8 31. Rg1 Kd7 32. Bd4 Kc7 33. g6 fxg6 34. hxg6 hxg6 35. Rxg6 Rf8 36. Rg7 Kd7 37. c4 Ke8 38. Kc3 Bh4 39. Ra7 Be1+ 40. Kc2 Rg8 41. Ra8+ Kf7 42. Ra7+ Ke8 43. Ra8+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2748) – Karjakin, Sergey (2779) [E15]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (1.3), 2016-05-26
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 b6 3. d4 e6 4. g3 Ba6 5. b3 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Be7 7. Nc3 c6 8. e4 d5 9. exd5 cxd5 10. Ne5 Bb7 11. Bg2 Nc6 12. O-O Nxd4 13. Bf4 Nf5 14. cxd5 Nxd5 15. Nxd5 Bxd5 16. Nc6 Qd7 17. Bxd5 exd5 18. Nb8 Qb7 19. Qd3 Nd6 20. Na6 O-O 21. Nb4 d4 22. Qxd4 Nf5 23. Qd5 Qxd5 24. Nxd5 Bc5 25. Rad1 Rfd8 26. Bc7 Re8 27. Bf4 Red8 28. Bc7 Re8 29. Bf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedov, Rauf (2655) – Giri, Anish (2790) [B22]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (1.4), 2016-05-26
1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. Nf3 d6 5. d4 cxd4 6. cxd4 Nc6 7. Bc4 dxe5 8. dxe5 Ndb4 9. Qxd8+ Nxd8 10. Na3 Bg4 11. Bd2 Nbc6 12. Bc3 Bxf3 13. gxf3 a6 14. Nc2 e6 15. Bd3 Rc8 16. Be4 Be7 17. f4 f5 18. exf6 Bxf6 19. Bxf6 gxf6 20. f5 Ne7 21. O-O-O exf5 22. Bf3 Rc7 23. Kb1 Ndc6 24. Bh5+ Ng6 25. Ne3 Ne7 26. Nd5 Nxd5 27. Rxd5 f4 28. Rd4 O-O 29. Rg1 Rg7 30. Bxg6 Rxg6 31. Rxg6+ hxg6 32. Rxf4 Kg7 33. Kc2 Kh6 34. Kd3 Kg5 35. Rb4 b5 36. a4 Rd8+ 37. Ke4 Rh8 38. Ke3 Rh3+ 39. f3 bxa4 40. Rg4+ Kh5 41. Rxa4 Rxh2 42. Rxa6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Radjabov, Teimour (2726) – Hou, Yifan (2663) [A46]
Vugar Gashimov Mem 2016 Shamkir AZE (1.5), 2016-05-26
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 c5 4. Bg2 cxd4 5. O-O d5 6. Bf4 Nc6 7. Nxd4 Bc5 8. Nb3 Be7 9. c4 dxc4 10. Qxd8+ Nxd8 11. Na5 Nd5 12. Nxc4 Nxf4 13. gxf4 Bd7 14. Nc3 Rc8 15. Ne5 Bb4 16. Ne4 Bb5 17. a3 Be7 18. Nc3 Bc6 19. Nxc6 Nxc6 20. Rfd1 Rg8 21. Rac1 g5 22. fxg5 Rxg5 23. Kf1 Rc5 24. Ne4 Rxc1 25. Rxc1 f5 26. Nd2 Kd7 27. e3 Bf6 28. b4 b6 29. Rd1 Ke7 30. Rc1 Kd7 31. Rd1 Ke7 32. Rc1 Kd7  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Magnus Carlsen wins the Norway Chess 2016

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

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2851 6
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2784 5.5
3 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2788 5
4 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2754 5
5 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2801 5
6 Li, Chao b CHN 2755 4.5
7 Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2763 4.5
8 Giri, Anish NED 2790 4
9 Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2765 3
10 Grandelius, Nils SWE 2649 2.5

Grandelius, Nils (2649) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2788) [E60]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (9.1), 2016-04-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 c6 4. Bg2 d5 5. e3 Bg7 6. Ne2 O-O 7. O-O Re8 8. Nd2 Bf5 9. Re1 Nbd7 10. Qb3 e5 11. cxd5 cxd5 12. dxe5 Nxe5 13. Nd4 Qd7 14. Qb5 Rac8 15. Qxd7 Bxd7 16. N2f3 Nxf3+ 17. Bxf3 Ne4 18. Rd1 h5 19. Bg2 Rc7 20. Bxe4 Rxe4 21. f3 Re8 22. b3 Rc3 23. Ne2 Rc2 24. Nd4 Rc3 25. Ne2 Rcxe3 26. Bxe3 Bxa1 27. Kf2 Bf6 28. Rxd5 Bc6 29. Rd2 a6 30. h4 Rd8 31. Rxd8+ Bxd8 32. Nf4 a5 33. Bd4 b5 34. Ke3 a4 35. bxa4 bxa4 36. Bc5 Kg7 37. a3 Kh6 38. Bf8+ Kh7 39. Bc5 g5 40. hxg5 Bxg5 41. Kf2 h4 42. Bd6 Bd7 43. gxh4 Bxh4+ 44. Ke2 Bg5 45. Kf2 Kg7 46. Be5+ Kf8 47. Bd6+ Ke8 48. Nd3 Bb5 49. f4 Bh4+ 50. Ke3 Kd7 51. Bb4 Ke6 52. Ne5 Ba6 53. Nf3 Bd8 54. Ng5+ Bxg5 55. fxg5 Kf5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2851) – Eljanov, Pavel (2765) [D30]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (9.2), 2016-04-29
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O c6 8. Qc2 Nbd7 9. a4 a5 10. Rc1 Ne4 11. Be1 f5 12. Nbd2 Bd6 13. e3 Ra7 14. Qd1 b6 15. cxd5 cxd5 16. Nb1 Ba6 17. Na3 Qa8 18. Nb5 Bxb5 19. axb5 Rc8 20. Bf1 Rxc1 21. Rxc1 Rc7 22. Rxc7 Bxc7 23. Qa4 Qb8 24. b4 axb4 25. Bxb4 h6 26. Qc2 Bd6 27. Qc6 Ndf6 28. Bxd6 Qxd6 29. Qc8+ Kh7 30. Ne5 Qe7 31. Qc6 Ng4 32. Nxg4 fxg4 33. Bd3 g6 34. Bxe4 dxe4 35. Qxb6  1 – 0 (view game)

Topalov, Veselin (2754) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2801) [C65]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (9.3), 2016-04-29
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. Re1 Ng6 10. Nbd2 c6 11. Bf1 exd4 12. cxd4 d5 13. e5 Nh5 14. b4 f6 15. a4 Nhf4 16. a5 Bc7 17. Nb3 a6 18. Nc5 Ne6 19. Nxe6 Bxe6 20. Bd3 Qd7 21. exf6 gxf6 22. Bxg6 hxg6 23. Ra3 Rfe8 24. Rae3 Bd6 25. Bd2 Bf7 26. Nh2 Kg7 27. Qf3 Rxe3 28. Rxe3 g5 29. Ng4 Be7 30. h4 gxh4 31. Re1 Re8 32. Bh6+ Kg6 33. Re5 Bd8 34. Qd3+ f5 35. Bf4 Kg7 36. Rxe8 Bxe8 37. Ne5 Qe6 38. Qd2 Qe7 39. Bh6+ Kh7 40. Nf3 Qe4 41. Ng5+ Bxg5 42. Bxg5 h3 43. gxh3 Bh5 44. Kh2 Be2 45. Qf4 Qxf4+ 46. Bxf4 Kg6 47. Kg3 Bf1 48. h4 Kh5 49. Bg5 Be2 50. Kf4 Bd3 51. Ke5 Kg4 52. Kd6 f4 53. Kc7 f3 54. Kxb7 Bb5 55. Kc7 Kh5 56. Kd6 Kg4 57. Kc5 Kh5 58. Kd6 Kg4 59. Kc5 Kh5 60. Kd6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Harikrishna, Pentala (2763) – Aronian, Levon (2784) [E21]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (9.4), 2016-04-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 b6 5. e3 Bb7 6. Bd3 O-O 7. O-O c5 8. Na4 cxd4 9. a3 Bd6 10. exd4 Nc6 11. Nc3 Rc8 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bh4 Be7 14. Re1 d5 15. cxd5 Nxd5 16. Nxd5 Bxh4 17. Ne3 Bf6 18. Be4 g6 19. Qa4 a6 20. Rad1 b5 21. Qb3 Qb6 22. Ng4 Bg7 23. Qe3 Kh7 24. h4 f5 25. Bxc6 Rxc6 26. Nge5 Rd6 27. Qf4 Bxf3 28. Nxf3 Rfd8 29. Rc1 Bxd4 30. Nxd4 Qxd4 31. Qxd4 Rxd4 32. Rxe6 Rd1+ 33. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 34. Kh2 Rd2 35. Rxa6 Rxb2 36. Ra7+ Kg8 37. f3 b4 38. axb4 Rxb4 39. Kg3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Li, Chao b (2755) – Giri, Anish (2790) [D84]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (9.5), 2016-04-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 O-O 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. Nxd5 Qxd5 8. Bxc7 Na6 9. Bxa6 Qxg2 10. Qf3 Qxf3 11. Nxf3 bxa6 12. Rc1 f6 13. Rg1 Rf7 14. b3 Bb7 15. Ke2 Bf8 16. Ba5 e6 17. Nd2 Re8 18. h4 e5 19. h5 exd4 20. hxg6 hxg6 21. Rxg6+ Kh7 22. Rg3 Bh6 23. Nc4 Re6 24. Rd1 dxe3 25. Rd6 Re4 26. fxe3 Rh4 27. Rd8 Bf8 28. Nd2 Bc6 29. Kd3 Rh5 30. Bc3 Be7 31. Rc8 Bb5+ 32. Kc2 Bf8 33. a4 Bd7 34. Rd8 Bf5+ 35. Kb2 Rh2 36. Rf3 Be7 37. Rd4 Bg6 38. Rdf4 Bc5 39. b4 Rb7 40. Ka3 Be7 41. Nb3 Rc7 42. Bxf6 Rcc2 43. Rh4+ Rxh4 44. Bxh4 Bxh4 45. Rh3 Bf7 46. Rxh4+ Kg7 47. Rh1 Rc3 48. Rb1 Rxe3 49. a5 Bc4 50. b5 axb5 51. a6 Kf6 52. Kb4 Bd3 53. Rc1 Re4+ 54. Kc3 Be2 55. Kb2 Rb4 56. Rc6+ Ke5 57. Kc3 Rh4 58. Rc7 b4+ 59. Kb2 Bxa6 60. Na5 Kd5 61. Rxa7 Bb5 62. Rg7 Ba4 63. Rg2 Rh3 64. Rg5+ Ke6 65. Rg6+ Kf5 66. Rb6 Rh2+ 67. Ka1 Rh4 68. Nc6 b3 69. Na5 Rh1+ 70. Kb2 Rh2+ 71. Kb1 Rh1+ 72. Kb2 Rh2+ 73. Kb1  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Norway Chess 2016 Round 8

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 28, 2016 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Aronian, Levon ARM 2784 5
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2851 5
3 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2788 4.5
4 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2754 4.5
5 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2801 4.5
6 Li, Chao b CHN 2755 4
7 Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2763 4
8 Giri, Anish NED 2790 3.5
9 Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2765 3
10 Grandelius, Nils SWE 2649 2

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2788) – Topalov, Veselin (2754) [C67]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (8.1), 2016-04-28
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 Bd7 10. Rd1 Be7 11. g4 Nh4 12. Nxh4 Bxh4 13. Nd2 Kc8 14. Nf3 Be7 15. Rd3 h6 16. Kg2 c5 17. Kg3 Re8 18. c4 a5 19. a4 f6 20. exf6 Bxf6 21. Ra2 Re2 22. Bd2 Ra6 23. b3 Rae6 24. Ng1 Bd4 25. Nxe2 Rxe2 26. Ra3 Bc6 27. Rxd4 cxd4 28. Bxa5 Rb2 29. c5 d3 30. Ra1 g5 31. b4 Bd5 32. Rd1 Rb3 33. b5 Ra3 34. f3 d2 35. Rxd2 Rxf3+ 36. Kh2 c6 37. Re2 Kd7 38. Be1 Ra3 39. bxc6+ Kxc6 40. a5 Kxc5 41. Bf2+ Kc4 42. Bb6 Kb5 43. Rb2+ Rb3 44. Rxb3+ Bxb3 45. Bd4 Bf7 46. Bg7 h5 47. gxh5 Bxh5 48. Bf6 g4 49. Bd8 gxh3 50. Kxh3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri, Anish (2790) – Grandelius, Nils (2649) [D45]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (8.2), 2016-04-28
1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 c6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Be2 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. Qc2 dxc4 9. a4 e5 10. Bxc4 exd4 11. exd4 Nb6 12. Bb3 Nbd5 13. Bg5 Be6 14. a5 h6 15. Bh4 Qc8 16. Rfe1 Re8 17. a6 Rb8 18. Bxd5 Nxd5 19. Ne4 Bc7 20. Nc5 Nb4 21. Qd2 Nxa6 22. Ne4 Bd5 23. Nf6+ gxf6 24. Bxf6 Qf5 25. Qxh6 Qh7 26. Qg5+ Qg6 27. Qh4 Qh7 28. Qg5+ Qg6 29. Qh4 Qh7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Eljanov, Pavel (2765) – Li, Chao b (2755) [D02]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (8.3), 2016-04-28
1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bf4 Bf5 4. e3 e6 5. Bd3 Ne4 6. Nbd2 Bd6 7. Bxe4 dxe4 8. Ne5 f6 9. g4 fxe5 10. dxe5 Be7 11. gxf5 exf5 12. Rg1 g6 13. Qe2 Qd5 14. O-O-O Nc6 15. Nb3 Qe6 16. Qb5 O-O 17. Kb1 a5 18. Nd4 Nxd4 19. exd4 c6 20. Qb6 Rfd8 21. a4 Rd7 22. d5 Rxd5 23. Rxd5 Qxd5 24. Qxb7 Re8 25. b3 Ba3 26. h4 Qd4 27. Bc1 Bxc1 28. Rxc1 f4 29. h5 g5 30. h6 Qxe5 31. Rd1 Re7 32. Qxc6 e3 33. fxe3 fxe3 34. Rd5 e2 35. Rxe5 Rxe5 36. Qa8+ Kf7 37. Qa7+ Re7 38. Qf2+ Ke8 39. Qe1 g4 40. Kc1 g3 41. Kd2 g2 42. c3 Re6 43. b4 Kd7 44. b5 Rd6+ 45. Kc2 Rg6 46. Qd2+ Kc8 47. Qxe2 g1=Q 48. Qe8+ Kb7 49. Qe7+ Kb6 50. Qd8+ Kc5 51. Qf8+ Kd5 52. Qf5+ Kd6 53. Qf4+ Ke7 54. Qe4+ Re6 55. Qxh7+ Ke8 56. Qh8+ Kd7 57. Qh7+ Kc8  0 – 1 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2784) – Carlsen, Magnus (2851) [A15]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (8.4), 2016-04-28
1. c4 Nf6 2. g3 c6 3. Bg2 d5 4. Nf3 g6 5. b3 Bg7 6. Bb2 O-O 7. O-O dxc4 8. bxc4 c5 9. d3 Nc6 10. Ne5 Na5 11. Qc1 Qc7 12. Nd2 Ne8 13. f4 Nd6 14. Bc3 Rb8 15. Qa3 b6 16. Bxa5 bxa5 17. Nb3 Nb7 18. Bxb7 Qxb7 19. Nxc5 Qc7 20. d4 Rd8 21. Rfd1 f6 22. Nf3 e5 23. fxe5 fxe5 24. Nxe5 Bxe5 25. dxe5 Rxd1+ 26. Rxd1 Qxe5 27. Rd8+ Kf7 28. Qf3+ Bf5 29. Rxb8 Qxb8 30. g4 Qb4 31. Nd3  1 – 0 (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2801) – Harikrishna, Pentala (2763) [A04]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (8.5), 2016-04-28
1. Nf3 e6 2. g3 b5 3. e3 a6 4. Bg2 Bb7 5. O-O Nf6 6. b3 c5 7. c4 Be7 8. Nc3 O-O 9. d4 d5 10. cxd5 Nxd5 11. Nxd5 Bxd5 12. dxc5 Bxc5 13. Qe2 Nd7 14. Rd1 Qe7 15. Bb2 Rac8 16. Rac1 Bb7 17. Ng5 Bxg2 18. Kxg2 f5 19. e4 h6 20. Nf3 Nf6 21. exf5 exf5 22. Qxe7 Bxe7 23. Nd4 Rxc1 24. Rxc1 Nd5 25. Ne6 Rf7 26. Rc8+ Kh7 27. Ra8 f4 28. Rxa6 fxg3 29. hxg3 Bf6 30. Bc1 Re7 31. Rd6 Nc3 32. a3 Kg8 33. Bb2 Ra7 34. Rc6 Nd5 35. Bxf6 Nxf6 36. Rc7 Rxa3 37. Rxg7+ Kh8 38. Rg6 Ne4 39. Rxh6+ Kg8 40. Rh4 Nd2 41. b4 Nc4 42. Nc7 Ra2 43. Re4 Nd6 44. Rd4 Nf5 45. Rd8+ Kf7 46. Nxb5 Rb2 47. Rd3  1 – 0 (view game)

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Norway Chess 2016 Round 7

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 27, 2016 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2851 5
2 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2788 4
3 Aronian, Levon ARM 2784 4
4 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2754 4
5 Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2763 4
6 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2801 3.5
7 Giri, Anish NED 2790 3
8 Li, Chao b CHN 2755 3
9 Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2765 3
10 Grandelius, Nils SWE 2649 1.5

Grandelius, Nils (2649) – Li, Chao b (2755) [B16]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (7.1), 2016-04-27
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Nxf6+ gxf6 6. c3 Bf5 7. Nf3 Nd7 8. g3 Qc7 9. Bg2 e6 10. Nh4 Bg6 11. Bf4 Bd6 12. Bxd6 Qxd6 13. O-O f5 14. b4 Nf6 15. a4 a6 16. Re1 O-O 17. a5 Rad8 18. Qc1 Kg7 19. Nf3 Nd7 20. Nd2 Qc7 21. Nc4 Rfe8 22. Ra2 h6 23. Rae2 Bh5 24. Re3 Nf6 25. Ne5 Ng4 26. Nxg4 Bxg4 27. Re5 Bh5 28. Bf1 Rd5 29. R5e3 Qe7 30. Bc4 Rdd8 31. Re5 Qg5 32. R1e3 Bg6 33. Bb3 Rd6 34. h4 Qf6 35. Re1 Red8 36. Qf4 Bh5 37. Kh2 Bg6 38. R1e3 h5 39. Re1 Bh7 40. Kg2 Qh6 41. Qg5+ Bg6 42. R5e3 R8d7 43. Kf1 Rd8 44. Ke2 R6d7 45. Kd2 Rd6 46. Kc1 R6d7 47. Kb2 Rd6 48. Bc4 Re8 49. Kb3 Rd7 50. Bf1 Qxg5 51. hxg5 Rh8 52. Bg2 Rdd8 53. Rh1 f6 54. gxf6+ Kxf6 55. Kc4 Ke7 56. Kc5 Bf7 57. Rh4 Kd7 58. Kb6 Kc8 59. Bf3 Kb8 60. Re1 Rh6 61. Re5 Rd6 62. Kc5 Kc7 63. Re1 Rd8 64. c4 Rh7 65. Reh1 Rdh8 66. Rb1 Be8 67. Re1 Bd7 68. Re5 Rh6 69. d5 exd5 70. cxd5 cxd5 71. Bxd5 b6+ 72. Kd4 bxa5 73. bxa5 Rb8 74. Bc4 Rb2 75. Rc5+ Kd6 76. Rd5+ Kc7 77. Rf4 Rc6 78. Rc5 Rd2+ 79. Kc3 Rxc5 80. Kxd2 Rxa5 81. Bf7 Kd6 82. Rd4+ Ke7 83. Bxh5 Re5 84. g4 fxg4 85. Bxg4 Bxg4 86. Rxg4 a5 87. Kc3 Rf5 88. Ra4 Rxf2 89. Rxa5 Rf3+ 90. Kb4 Rf4+ 91. Kb5 Rf5+ 92. Ka4 Rxa5+ 93. Kxa5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Harikrishna, Pentala (2763) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2788) [E60]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (7.2), 2016-04-27
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. f3 c5 4. d5 d6 5. e4 e6 6. Ne2 Bg7 7. Nec3 Nh5 8. Qe2 Be5 9. Be3 f5 10. exf5 exf5 11. f4 Bg7 12. Bf2+ Kf7 13. Qd2 Nf6 14. h3 a6 15. a4 a5 16. Be2 Na6 17. O-O Bd7 18. Bf3 Re8 19. Na3 Qb6 20. Nab5 Nb4 21. Rae1 Rxe1 22. Rxe1 Re8 23. Re2 Bc8 24. Bh4 Rxe2 25. Qxe2 Qd8 26. g4 Qe7 27. Qd2 Bd7 28. gxf5 Bxf5 29. Bg4 Ke8 30. Bxf5 gxf5 31. Kf1 Kd7 32. Qg2 Qf7 33. Bxf6 Bxf6 34. Qe2 Qg8 35. Nd1 Bd4 36. Nf2 Qg6 37. Nxd4 cxd4 38. c5 dxc5 39. Qb5+ Kd6 40. Qxb7 Qe8 41. Qxh7 Nxd5 42. Qh6+ Kc7 43. b3 Ne3+ 44. Kg1 Qg8+ 45. Qg5 Qxb3 46. Qe7+ Kc6 47. Qe8+ Kc7 48. Qe7+ Kc6 49. Qe8+ Kc7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2851) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2801) [D35]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (7.3), 2016-04-27
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 c6 6. e3 Bf5 7. Qf3 Bg6 8. Bxf6 Qxf6 9. Qxf6 gxf6 10. Nf3 Nd7 11. Nh4 Be7 12. Ne2 Nb6 13. Ng3 Bb4+ 14. Kd1 Na4 15. Ngf5 Kd7 16. Rb1 Ke6 17. Bd3 Rhc8 18. Ke2 Bf8 19. g4 c5 20. Ng2 cxd4 21. exd4 Bd6 22. h4 h5 23. Ng7+ Ke7 24. gxh5 Bxd3+ 25. Kxd3 Kd7 26. Ne3 Nb6 27. Ng4 Rh8 28. Rhe1 Be7 29. Nf5 Bd8 30. h6 Rc8 31. b3 Rc6 32. Nge3 Bc7 33. Rbc1 Rxc1 34. Rxc1 Bf4 35. Rc5 Ke6 36. Ng7+ Kd6 37. Ng4 Nd7 38. Rc2 f5 39. Nxf5+ Ke6 40. Ng7+ Kd6 41. Re2 Kc6 42. Re8 Rxe8 43. Nxe8 Nf8 44. Ne5+ Bxe5 45. dxe5 Kd7 46. Nf6+ Ke6 47. h5 Kxe5 48. Nd7+ Nxd7 49. h7 Nc5+ 50. Ke2  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2784) – Eljanov, Pavel (2765) [A13]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (7.4), 2016-04-27
1. c4 e6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 dxc4 4. Qa4+ Nd7 5. Qxc4 c5 6. Nc3 Ngf6 7. d3 Be7 8. Nf3 b6 9. Ng5 Rb8 10. O-O Bb7 11. Bf4 Bxg2 12. Kxg2 Rb7 13. Nf3 O-O 14. e4 Qa8 15. a4 Rd8 16. Nb5 Qc8 17. Rac1 Nf8 18. d4 Ng6 19. Bg5 a6 20. Nc3 b5 21. axb5 axb5 22. Qe2 c4 23. Rfd1 h6 24. Bxf6 Bxf6 25. h4 Qb8 26. Ra1 Be7 27. h5 Nf8 28. Ne5 Rc8 29. Ra6 Rb6 30. Rxb6 Qxb6 31. Qf3 f6 32. Ng6 Nxg6 33. hxg6 b4 34. Ne2 Qd6 35. d5 e5 36. g4 Bf8 37. Qf5 Ra8 38. Rc1 Qa6 39. Ng3 Kh8 40. Qe6 Qa2 41. Nf5 c3 42. Rh1 Qa7 43. d6 Qb7 44. d7 Qxe4+ 45. f3  1 – 0 (view game)

Topalov, Veselin (2754) – Giri, Anish (2790) [A29]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (7.5), 2016-04-27
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Nb6 7. O-O Be7 8. b3 O-O 9. Bb2 f6 10. Rc1 Be6 11. Ne4 Bd5 12. Qc2 Nb4 13. Qb1 Nxa2 14. Nxf6+ Bxf6 15. Qxa2 e4 16. Nd4 Qd7 17. Qb1 Rae8 18. e3 c6 19. Ne2 Bxb2 20. Qxb2 Bf7 21. Nc3 Bg6 22. Qa3 Qxd2 23. Nb1 Qd7 24. Qxa7 Nd5 25. Qc5 Rf6 26. Nc3 Nxc3 27. Qxc3 Rd6 28. b4 h6 29. Rfe1 Kh8 30. Qc2 Rd3 31. Bf1 Bh5 32. f4 Rd2 33. Qc3 Bd1 34. b5 c5 35. Qxc5 Ra8 36. Qb4 Bf3 37. Rc7 Rxh2 38. Rxd7 Rh1+ 39. Kf2 Rh2+ 40. Bg2 Rxg2+ 41. Kf1 Rh2 42. Rd2 Rh1+ 43. Kf2 Rh2+ 44. Kf1 Rh1+ 45. Kf2  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Norway Chess 2016 Round 6

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 25, 2016 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2851 4
2 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2788 3.5
3 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2754 3.5
4 Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2763 3.5
5 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2801 3.5
6 Aronian, Levon ARM 2784 3
7 Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2765 3
8 Li, Chao b CHN 2755 2.5
9 Giri, Anish NED 2790 2.5
10 Grandelius, Nils SWE 2649 1

Giri, Anish (2790) – Harikrishna, Pentala (2763) [C11]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (6.1), 2016-04-25
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 b6 9. Nd1 a5 10. c3 a4 11. Bd3 Ba6 12. O-O Nc6 13. Bxa6 Rxa6 14. f5 b5 15. fxe6 fxe6 16. Qe2 Qb6 17. Nf2 a3 18. b3 b4 19. dxc5 Bxc5 20. Bxc5 Nxc5 21. c4 Ne4 22. cxd5 exd5 23. e6 Ne7 24. Kh1 Nc3 25. Qd3 h6 26. Nd1 Qb5 27. Qxb5 Nxb5 28. Nf2 Rxe6 29. Nd3 Nc6 30. Rfc1 Nc3 31. Nxb4 Nxb4 32. Rxc3 Re2 33. Rc7 Ra8 34. Nd4 Rxa2 35. Rf1 Rd2 36. h3 a2  0 – 1 (view game)

Eljanov, Pavel (2765) – Grandelius, Nils (2649) [D73]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (6.2), 2016-04-25
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 Nf6 5. c4 dxc4 6. Na3 c3 7. bxc3 O-O 8. O-O c5 9. e3 Nc6 10. Bb2 Bf5 11. Nd2 Qc8 12. e4 Bg4 13. f3 cxd4 14. cxd4 Bh3 15. Rc1 Bxg2 16. Kxg2 Qd8 17. Nb3 Nb4 18. Nc2 Nxc2 19. Rxc2 Rc8 20. Qe2 Rxc2 21. Qxc2 Qd7 22. Rc1 Bh6 23. f4 Qa4 24. Rd1 Qd7 25. Qe2 Rc8 26. d5 Bg7 27. Rd2 Qa4 28. Nd4 Qxa2 29. Nf5 gxf5 30. Bxf6 Qa3 31. Bxg7 Kxg7 32. e5 Rd8 33. d6 Qb4 34. Kh3 exd6 35. Qh5 Rd7 36. Qg5+ Kf8 37. Rc2 Re7 38. Qf6 Re8 39. exd6 Kg8 40. d7  1 – 0 (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2788) – Carlsen, Magnus (2851) [C67]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (6.3), 2016-04-25
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. h3 Ke8 10. Nc3 h5 11. Bf4 Be7 12. Rad1 Be6 13. Ng5 Rh6 14. Rfe1 Bb4 15. g4 hxg4 16. hxg4 Ne7 17. f3 Bxc3 18. bxc3 Bxa2 19. Ne4 Rh8 20. e6 Bxe6 21. Bxc7 Nd5 22. Be5 Kf8 23. Nc5 b5 24. c4 bxc4 25. Rd4 Re8 26. Rxc4 Rh6 27. Ra4 Kg8 28. Rxa7 Bc8 29. Bg3 Rxe1+ 30. Bxe1 Rd6 31. Ba5 Bxg4 32. fxg4 Rg6 33. Kf2 Rxg4 34. Bd2 Rc4 35. Ra8+ Kh7 36. Nd7 Rxc2 37. Ke2 f6 38. Kd3 Rb2 39. Nf8+ Kg8 40. Ne6+ Kh7 41. Ra7 Rb3+ 42. Kd4 Rg3 43. Kc5 Rg2 44. Ba5 Ne3 45. Kxc6 Nf5 46. Bb4 Re2 47. Kd7 Re4 48. Bc5 Kg6 49. Ra1 Re5 50. Bd6 Nxd6 51. Kxd6 Rb5 52. Rg1+ Kh6 53. Nf4 Kh7 54. Nd5 g5 55. Ke6 Kg7 56. Rf1 Ra5 57. Nxf6 Kg6 58. Nd5 Ra6+ 59. Ke5 Ra8 60. Ne7+ Kh5 61. Rh1+ Kg4 62. Rg1+ Kh5 63. Rh1+ Kg4 64. Rg1+ Kh5 65. Rh1+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Li, Chao b (2755) – Topalov, Veselin (2754) [D43]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (6.4), 2016-04-25
1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. g3 Nd7 8. Bg2 dxc4 9. O-O Be7 10. Ne4 Qf5 11. Ned2 e5 12. e4 Qe6 13. Rc1 b5 14. b3 c3 15. Rxc3 Bb7 16. d5 cxd5 17. Rc7 Rb8 18. exd5 Bxd5 19. Re1 Rd8 20. Nd4 Qb6 21. Bxd5 Qxc7 22. Ne6 Qb6 23. Nxd8 Qxd8 24. Nf3 O-O 25. Bc6 Nf6 26. Qxd8 Bxd8 27. Nxe5 Ba5 28. Re2 Rb8 29. Kg2 Kf8 30. f4 Bc3 31. g4 Rb6 32. Bf3 Rd6 33. Nc6 a6 34. Nb8 Rb6 35. Nc6 Nxg4 36. Bxg4 Rxc6 37. Bd7 Rg6+ 38. Kf3 f5 39. Re8+ Kf7 40. Re3 Rd6 41. Be8+ Kf8 42. Bh5 g6 43. Bxg6 Rxg6 44. Rxc3 Rd6 45. Ke3 Kf7 46. a4 Re6+ 47. Kf3 bxa4 48. bxa4 Rb6 49. Ke3 Rb4 50. a5 Rb5 51. Rc7+ Kg8 52. Rc8+ Kg7 53. Rc7+ Kg8 54. Rc8+ Kg7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2801) – Aronian, Levon (2784) [C53]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (6.5), 2016-04-25
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 a6 6. O-O d6 7. a4 Ba7 8. Re1 Ne7 9. d4 O-O 10. h3 Ng6 11. Bd3 Re8 12. Qc2 Bd7 13. Be3 d5 14. Nbd2 exd4 15. cxd4 dxe4 16. Nxe4 Bc6 17. Bg5 Bxe4 18. Bxe4 c6 19. Qb3 Qb6 20. Qxb6 Bxb6 21. Bxf6 gxf6 22. a5 Ba7 23. d5 Rab8 24. Rad1 Bc5 25. Bxg6 Rxe1+ 26. Rxe1 hxg6 27. Rc1 Bb4 28. dxc6 Bxa5 29. Ra1 Bc7 30. cxb7 Rxb7 31. Rxa6 Rxb2 32. Ne1 Bb6 33. Nd3 Rb1+ 34. Kh2 Rb3 35. Nc1 Rb2 36. Nd3 Rb3 37. Nc1 Rb2  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Norway Chess 2016 Round 5

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 24, 2016 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2851 3.5
2 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2788 3
3 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2754 3
4 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2801 3
5 Giri, Anish NED 2790 2.5
6 Aronian, Levon ARM 2784 2.5
7 Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2763 2.5
8 Li, Chao b CHN 2755 2
9 Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2765 2
10 Grandelius, Nils SWE 2649 1

Kramnik, Vladimir (2801) – Eljanov, Pavel (2765) [C53]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (5.1), 2016-04-24
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. O-O a6 7. Re1 h6 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. Nf1 Ba7 10. Bb3 Re8 11. Ng3 Be6 12. Bxe6 Rxe6 13. d4 Re8 14. h3 d5 15. Nxe5 Nxe5 16. dxe5 Nxe4 17. Nxe4 dxe4 18. Qg4 Rxe5 19. Bxh6 g5 20. Kh1 Qf6 21. f4 Qxf4 22. Qxf4 gxf4 23. Bxf4 Re7 24. g4 Kg7 25. Rad1 f5 26. Rd5 fxg4 27. hxg4 Rf8 28. Re5 Rxe5 29. Bxe5+ Kg6 30. Rxe4 Rf1+ 31. Kg2 Rf2+ 32. Kg3 Rxb2 33. Rf4 Re2 34. Rf6+ Kg5 35. Rf5+ Kg6 36. a4 c6 37. a5 b5 38. axb6 Bxb6 39. Rf6+ Kg7 40. Rxc6+ Rxe5 41. Rxb6 Re3+ 42. Kf4 Rxc3 43. Rxa6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2784) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2788) [D14]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (5.2), 2016-04-24
1. Nf3 c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. d4 cxd4 4. cxd4 d5 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bf4 Bf5 7. e3 e6 8. Qb3 Bb4 9. Ne5 Qb6 10. Nxc6 bxc6 11. Be2 Ne4 12. f3 Nxc3 13. bxc3 Be7 14. O-O O-O 15. c4 c5 16. cxd5 Qxb3 17. axb3 exd5 18. dxc5 Bxc5 19. Rfd1 Be6 20. Kf2 a5 21. Be5 Rfc8 22. Rdc1 Bb4 23. Bd1 Rxc1 24. Rxc1 Rc8 25. Rxc8+ Bxc8 26. g4 f6 27. Bd4 Kf7 28. f4 f5 29. h3 g6 30. Bf3 Ke6 31. gxf5+ gxf5 32. Be2 Bd7 33. Bd1 Be8 34. h4 h5 35. Be2 Be7 36. Kg3 Bb4 37. Kf2 Be7 38. Kg3 Bb4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Topalov, Veselin (2754) – Grandelius, Nils (2649) [C84]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (5.3), 2016-04-24
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 Re8 9. Nbd2 Bf8 10. h3 b5 11. Bc2 Ne7 12. d4 Ng6 13. Nf1 exd4 14. cxd4 c5 15. d5 Nd7 16. Ng3 a5 17. Be3 a4 18. Bd3 Rb8 19. Bf1 Nde5 20. Nd2 Be7 21. b3 axb3 22. axb3 Bg5 23. Nh5 Bxe3 24. Rxe3 Nd7 25. Ra7 Re5 26. Be2 Ndf8 27. Qa1 Qh4 28. Ng3 Qd8 29. Bg4 Re7 30. Rxe7 Nxe7 31. Bxc8 Rxc8 32. Nh5 f6 33. Rg3 Neg6 34. Qa6 Qd7 35. f4 c4 36. bxc4 bxc4 37. Nxc4 f5 38. Nxd6 Rc1+ 39. Kh2 fxe4 40. f5 e3 41. fxg6 hxg6 42. Nf4  1 – 0 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2851) – Giri, Anish (2790) [C77]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (5.4), 2016-04-24
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 b5 6. Bb3 Bc5 7. Nc3 d6 8. Nd5 h6 9. c3 O-O 10. O-O Rb8 11. Re1 Ba7 12. Be3 Bxe3 13. Rxe3 Na5 14. Bc2 c5 15. b4 cxb4 16. Nxb4 Qc7 17. Qd2 Nc6 18. Nxc6 Qxc6 19. h3 Be6 20. d4 Qc7 21. Bb3 Rfe8 22. Bxe6 Rxe6 23. a4 exd4 24. Qxd4 bxa4 25. Qxa4 Rbe8 26. Qxa6 Rxe4 27. Rxe4 Rxe4 28. Qd3 Re8 29. Nd4 d5 30. Nf5 Qf4 31. g3 Qe4 32. Rd1 Qxd3 33. Rxd3 Kf8 34. f3 Ra8 35. g4 Ra3 36. Kf2 h5 37. Ke3 g6 38. Nd4 hxg4 39. hxg4 Nd7 40. Nb5 Rb3 41. Rxd5 Nb6 42. Rc5 Na4 43. Rc8+ Kg7 44. Rc4 Nb6 45. Rc5 Na4 46. Rc4 Nb6 47. Rc5 Na4 48. Rc4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Harikrishna, Pentala (2763) – Li, Chao b (2755) [E60]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (5.5), 2016-04-24
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. f3 c5 4. d5 d6 5. e4 Bg7 6. Ne2 O-O 7. Nec3 e5 8. g4 h5 9. h3 Nh7 10. Be3 h4 11. Qd2 Bf6 12. Rg1 Bg5 13. Bxg5 Qxg5 14. Nb5 Qe7 15. g5 a6 16. N5c3 Nd7 17. Qg2 Kg7 18. Nd2 f6 19. gxf6+ Qxf6 20. Nd1 Rf7 21. Nf2 Ndf8 22. Nd3 b5 23. O-O-O g5 24. f4 exf4 25. e5 Qf5 26. e6 f3 27. Qh2 Bxe6 28. dxe6 Qxe6 29. Nf2 Qe3 30. Ng4 Qf4 31. Qxf4 Rxf4 32. Nxf3 bxc4 33. Ngh2 Ne6 34. Rxd6 Nd4 35. Rd7+ Kh8 36. Ne5 Nf8 37. Rf7 Re4 38. Rxg5 Rd8 39. Rxf8+ Rxf8 40. Ng6+ Kg7 41. Nxf8+ Kxf8 42. Rxc5  1 – 0 (view game)

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Norway Chess 2016 Round 4

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 23, 2016 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2851 3
2 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2788 2.5
3 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2801 2.5
4 Li, Chao b CHN 2755 2
5 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2754 2
6 Giri, Anish NED 2790 2
7 Aronian, Levon ARM 2784 2
8 Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2765 1.5
9 Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2763 1.5
10 Grandelius, Nils SWE 2649 1

Eljanov, Pavel (2765) – Topalov, Veselin (2754) [D59]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (4.1), 2016-04-22
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. e3 b6 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Bxe7 Qxe7 10. Nxd5 exd5 11. Rc1 Be6 12. b3 c5 13. Bb5 a6 14. Bd3 Nd7 15. O-O a5 16. h3 Rfc8 17. a4 Nf6 18. Qe2 Bd7 19. Ne5 cxd4 20. exd4 Qd6 21. Qe3 Rxc1 22. Rxc1 Rc8 23. Rxc8+ Bxc8 24. Qc1 Be6 25. Qc6 Qxc6 26. Nxc6 Kf8 27. Kf1 Ne8 28. Ne5 Nd6 29. Ke2 g5 30. Ng4 Bxg4+ 31. hxg4 Ke7 32. f3 Ke6 33. Ke3 f5 34. Bxf5+ Nxf5+ 35. gxf5+ Kxf5 36. g4+ Ke6 37. Ke2 Ke7 38. Ke3 Ke6 39. Ke2 Ke7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Li, Chao b (2755) – Carlsen, Magnus (2851) [D14]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (4.2), 2016-04-22
1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. cxd5 cxd5 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bf4 Bf5 7. e3 e6 8. Bd3 Bxd3 9. Qxd3 Bd6 10. Bxd6 Qxd6 11. O-O O-O 12. Rac1 Rfc8 13. h3 h6 14. Nd2 Nd7 15. a3 Nb6 16. Qb5 Qd8 17. Na4 Nxa4 18. Qxa4 Qa5 19. Qd1 Ne7 20. Qe2 Qa4 21. Qd3 Nf5 22. Qb3 Qa6 23. Qb4 Nd6 24. a4 Qb6 25. Qa3 a5 26. Rc5 Qb4 27. Qxb4 axb4 28. Rfc1 Rxc5 29. dxc5 Rc8 30. Kf1 Nc4 31. Nxc4 Rxc5 32. b3 dxc4 33. bxc4 Ra5 34. Ra1 Rc5 35. Rc1 Ra5 36. Ra1 Rc5 37. Rc1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri, Anish (2790) – Aronian, Levon (2784) [D37]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (4.3), 2016-04-22
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 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. Bd3 Ba6 12. O-O Qc8 13. Rb1 axb4 14. axb4 Qb7 15. b5 cxb5 16. Nxb5 Rfc8 17. Ne5 Nxe5 18. Bxe5 Rc6 19. Qe2 Nd7 20. Bg3 Qc8 21. e4 Nf6 22. exd5 Nxd5 23. Qe4 Nf6 24. Qf3 Bb7 25. cxb6 Rxb6 26. Qe2 Qc6 27. f3 Nd5 28. Rbc1 Qd7 29. Nc7 Rc8 30. Nxd5 Bxd5 31. Kh2 Bd6 32. Rxc8+ Qxc8 33. Bxd6 Rxd6 34. Rb1 Qd8 35. Qe5 Rb6 36. Rxb6 Qxb6 37. Be4 f6 38. Qf4 Bxe4 39. Qxe4 Kf7 40. Qf4 h5 41. h4 Ke7 42. Qe4 Qc7+ 43. Kh3 Kf7 44. d5 Qd7 45. dxe6+ Qxe6+ 46. Kg3 Qxe4 47. fxe4 g5 48. hxg5 fxg5 49. Kf3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2788) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2801) [C65]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (4.4), 2016-04-22
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 Ng6 10. Re1 Re8 11. Qc2 c6 12. Na3 Bc7 13. dxe5 Nxe5 14. Nxe5 dxe5 15. Be2 h6 16. Nc4 Nh7 17. Rd1 Qf6 18. Ne3 Qg6 19. Bg4 Bxg4 20. Nxg4 Bb6 21. a4 h5 22. Nh2 Nf6 23. a5 Bc5 24. b4 Bf8 25. Re1 a6 26. Nf3 Nd5 27. Qb3 Nf4 28. Bxf4 exf4 29. Rad1 Rad8 30. e5 Rxd1 31. Rxd1 Qf5 32. Re1 g5 33. Nd4 Qg6 34. e6 Kh8 35. Qd1 fxe6 36. Nf3 g4 37. Ne5 Qf5 38. hxg4 hxg4 39. Nxg4 Bg7 40. Qd7 Rf8 41. f3 c5 42. Qxe6 Qxe6 43. Rxe6 Bxc3 44. bxc5 Bxa5 45. Re7 Bb4 46. Rc7 Rf5 47. Rxb7 Bxc5+ 48. Kf1 a5 49. Rb5 a4 50. Nf2 Rh5 51. Ra5 a3 52. Nd3 Rh1+ 53. Ke2 Bd6 54. Ra6 Rh6 55. Kd1 Kg7 56. Kc2 Rg6 57. Kb3 Kf7 58. Nxf4 Bxf4 59. Rxg6 Kxg6 60. Kxa3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Grandelius, Nils (2649) – Harikrishna, Pentala (2763) [C11]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (4.5), 2016-04-22
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 dxe4 5. Nxe4 Be7 6. Bxf6 gxf6 7. Qd2 b6 8. O-O-O Bb7 9. Nc3 c6 10. Nf3 Nd7 11. Qh6 Qc7 12. Qg7 Rf8 13. Qxh7 f5 14. Bc4 Nf6 15. Qh6 Ng4 16. Qd2 O-O-O 17. h3 Nf6 18. Ne5 Kb8 19. Rhe1 b5 20. Bb3 b4 21. Ne2 c5 22. Qe3 Ne4 23. f4 cxd4 24. Nxd4 Bc5 25. Nef3 Rg8 26. g4 fxg4 27. hxg4 Rxg4 28. Ne5 Rxd4 29. Rxd4 Rg3 30. Qxe4 Bxe4 31. Rdxe4 Rg1 32. Rxg1 Bxg1 33. Rxb4+ Bb6 34. a4 Ka8 35. Kb1 Qe7 36. Rc4 Bc7 37. Nd3 Bd6 38. a5 Kb8 39. Ba4 Qb7 40. Rc6 Bxf4 41. Nc5 Qe7 42. Na6+ Kb7 43. Nc5+ Kb8 44. Na6+ Kb7 45. Nc5+  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Norway Chess 2016 Round 3

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 21, 2016 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2851 2.5
2 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2788 2
3 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2801 2
4 Li, Chao b CHN 2755 1.5
5 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2754 1.5
6 Giri, Anish NED 2790 1.5
7 Aronian, Levon ARM 2784 1.5
8 Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2765 1
9 Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2763 1
10 Grandelius, Nils SWE 2649 0.5

Harikrishna, Pentala (2763) – Topalov, Veselin (2754) [E53]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (3.1), 2016-04-21
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 c5 6. Nf3 d5 7. cxd5 exd5 8. dxc5 Nbd7 9. Bd2 Nxc5 10. Be2 Ne6 11. a3 Be7 12. O-O a6 13. Rc1 b6 14. Na2 Bb7 15. Bc3 Ne4 16. Be5 Bf6 17. Nb4 N4c5 18. Nd3 Bxe5 19. Ndxe5 Qd6 20. Nc4 Qd8 21. Nce5 Qd6 22. Nc4 Qd8 23. Nce5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2784) – Li, Chao b (2755) [D15]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (3.2), 2016-04-21
1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 g6 5. cxd5 cxd5 6. Bf4 Bg7 7. e3 Nc6 8. Bb5 Bd7 9. O-O O-O 10. Ne5 Ne4 11. Nxc6 Bxc6 12. Bxc6 Nxc3 13. Qd3 bxc6 14. Qxc3 Rc8 15. b4 Re8 16. Rac1 f6 17. Rc2 e5 18. Bg3 exd4 19. Qxd4 Re4 20. Qd2 d4 21. Rd1 f5 22. Qc1 Qb6 23. exd4 Rce8 24. h3 Qxb4 25. Kh2 Rxd4 26. Rxd4 Qxd4 27. Rxc6 Qa4 28. Rc7 Qxa2 29. Rb7 Qe6 30. Qc7 Qf6 31. Qd7 Rd8 32. Qa4 Qd4 33. Qa2+ Qd5 34. Qxa7 Bd4 35. Qa6 Rf8 36. Qb5 Qxb5 37. Rxb5 Kg7 38. Be5+ Bxe5+ 39. Rxe5 Rf7 40. Ra5 Rd7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2851) – Grandelius, Nils (2649) [B29]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (3.3), 2016-04-21
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. Nc3 Nxc3 5. dxc3 Nc6 6. Bf4 Qb6 7. Qc1 f6 8. Bc4 g5 9. Bg3 g4 10. exf6 gxf3 11. Qf4 fxg2 12. Rg1 Na5 13. f7+ Kd8 14. Bd5 Bh6 15. Qe5 Rf8 16. Bh4 Rxf7 17. Bxf7 Nc6 18. Qg3 Qxb2 19. Rd1 Qxc2 20. Bd5 Qf5 21. Rxg2 Bf4 22. Qf3 Kc7 23. Rg5 Qf8 24. Bg3 e5 25. Rh5 a5 26. Rxh7 Ra6 27. Rf7 Qe8 28. Kf1 Bxg3 29. hxg3 Qh8 30. Kg2 Nd8 31. Rf8 Qg7 32. Rh1 Rh6 33. Rxh6 Qxh6 34. Qf6 Qxf6 35. Rxf6 d6 36. Kf3 b5 37. g4 Kd7 38. Rh6  1 – 0 (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2801) – Giri, Anish (2790) [D78]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (3.4), 2016-04-21
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 Nf6 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 c6 7. b3 dxc4 8. bxc4 c5 9. Bb2 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Nc6 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. Nd2 Qc7 13. Qa4 Rb8 14. Nb3 c5 15. Ba3 Bd7 16. Qa5 Qxa5 17. Nxa5 Rfc8 18. Nb3 Bg4 19. Bxc5 Rc7 20. Bd4 Nd7 21. e3 e5 22. Bb2 Rxc4 23. Rfc1 Be6 24. Rxc4 Bxc4 25. Na5 Bd3 26. Nb3 Bc4 27. Rd1 Nb6 28. Na5 Bxa2 29. Nc6 Re8 30. Ra1 Bd5 31. Bxd5 Nxd5 32. Rxa7 e4 33. Rd7 Bxb2 34. Rxd5 h5 35. h3 Kg7 36. g4 hxg4 37. hxg4 Rc8 38. Na7 Rc1+ 39. Kg2 Kf6 40. Rb5 Be5 41. Rb4 Rc7 42. Rb6+ Kg5 43. Nc6 Rxc6 44. Rxc6 Kxg4 45. Rc4 Kf5 46. f3 exf3+ 47. Kxf3 g5 48. e4+ Ke6 49. Rc6+ Bd6 50. Ra6 f6 51. Rb6 Kd7 52. Kg4 Ke6 53. Rb5 Bc7 54. Kh5 Bd6 55. Rf5 Be5 56. Kg4 Bf4 57. Rxf4 gxf4 58. Kxf4 Ke7 59. e5 fxe5+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2788) – Eljanov, Pavel (2765) [C67]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (3.5), 2016-04-21
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 Be7 10. Nc3 Nh4 11. Nxh4 Bxh4 12. Be3 h5 13. Rad1+ Ke8 14. Ne2 Be7 15. Rfe1 a6 16. Bf4 g5 17. Be3 Bf5 18. Nd4 Bg6 19. e6 Rd8 20. exf7+ Kxf7 21. Nf3 Bxc2 22. Rxd8 Rxd8 23. Nxg5+ Kf6 24. Ne6 Rd1 25. Bg5+ Kf7 26. Rxd1 Bxd1 27. Bxe7 Kxe6 28. Bd8 Kd6 29. f3 c5 30. Kf2 b5 31. Ke3 b4 32. g4 hxg4 33. fxg4 a5 34. Kf4 c4 35. Bf6 c5 36. h4 Ke6 37. Bh8 Kf7 38. h5 a4 39. a3 Be2 40. Be5 c3 41. bxc3 bxa3 42. c4 Bxc4 43. g5 Bd3 44. g6+ Bxg6 45. hxg6+ Kxg6 46. Ke4 c4 47. Ba1 c3 48. Kd3 a2 49. Kxc3 a3 50. Kb3 Kh7 51. Kxa2 Kg8 52. Kxa3  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Norway Chess 2016 Round 2

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 20, 2016 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2788 1.5
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2851 1.5
3 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2801 1.5
4 Li, Chao b CHN 2755 1
5 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2754 1
6 Aronian, Levon ARM 2784 1
7 Giri, Anish NED 2790 1
8 Grandelius, Nils SWE 2649 0.5
9 Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2765 0.5
10 Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2763 0.5

Grandelius,N (2649) – Aronian,L (2784) [C65]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (2), 2016-04-20
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Nbd2 O-O 6. Bxc6 bxc6 7. Nxe5 Re8 8. Nef3 d5 9. O-O Bg4 10. h3 Bh5 11. Qe2 h6 12. Re1 a5 13. Qf1 a4 14. e5 Nd7 15. d4 Bb6 16. c4 Nf8 17. c5 Ba5 18. Re3 Ne6 19. g4 Bg6 20. a3 f5 21. b4 axb3 22. Nxb3 fxg4 23. hxg4 Rf8 24. Nh2 Be4 25. Rg3 Qe7 26. Ra2 g5 27. Rb2 Qh7 28. Qd1 Qf7 29. Qe2 Qg6 30. Qd1 Qf7 31. Qe2 Qg6 32. Qd1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Li Chao2 (2755) – Kramnik,V (2801) [C26]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (2), 2016-04-20
1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 Bc5 4. Bg2 c6 5. Nge2 d5 6. exd5 cxd5 7. d4 exd4 8. Nxd4 O-O 9. O-O Bg4 10. Qd3 Bxd4 11. Qxd4 Nc6 12. Qc5 d4 13. h3 Bxh3 14. Bxh3 dxc3 15. bxc3 Re8 16. Qb5 Qa5 17. a4 Qxc3 18. Bb2 Qxc2 19. Rac1 Qe2 20. Bg2 Qe7 21. Bxf6 Qxf6 22. Qxb7 Nd4 23. Rfe1 h5 24. Qxa8 Rxa8 25. Bxa8 h4 26. Rc8+ Kh7 27. Be4+ g6 28. gxh4 Qe6 29. Re8 Qg4+ 30. Kf1 Qxh4 31. Re7 Qh3+ 32. Kg1 Qg4+ 33. Kf1 Qh3+ 34. Kg1 Kg7 35. Bd5 Qg4+ 36. Kf1 Qh3+ 37. Kg1 Nf3+ 38. Bxf3 Qxf3 39. Rxa7 Qg4+ 40. Kf1 Qh3+ 41. Kg1 Qg4+ 42. Kf1 Qh3+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri,A (2790) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2788) [B96]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (2), 2016-04-20
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 Rg8 16. Rdg1 d5 17. exd5 Ne5 18. Qh3 exd5 19. Re1 Kf8 20. Nf5 Bxf5 21. gxf5 Bc5 22. Qf1 d4 23. Nb1 Ne4 24. Bf3 Nxf2 25. Bxa8 Ned3+ 26. Kd2 Nxe1 27. Qxf2 d3 28. Qxe1 Be3+  0 – 1 (view game)

Topalov,V (2754) – Carlsen,M (2851) [D37]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (2), 2016-04-20
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. Qc2 c6 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Bf4 Nh5 8. g3 Nxf4 9. gxf4 Nb6 10. e3 g6 11. h4 Bb4 12. Bd3 Bg4 13. Ne5 Bh5 14. Be2 Bxe2 15. Kxe2 f6 16. Nd3 Bxc3 17. Qxc3 Qe7 18. Qc5 Nc4 19. Qxe7+ Kxe7 20. h5 Rag8 21. hxg6 hxg6 22. a4 a5 23. b3 Nd6 24. Rag1 Kf7 25. Rc1 Rh5 26. Rhg1 Rh2 27. Rh1 Rh5 28. Rhg1 Rh2 29. Rh1 Rh5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Eljanov,P (2765) – Harikrishna,P (2763) [E20]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (2), 2016-04-20
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. f3 c5 5. d5 b5 6. e4 O-O 7. Nh3 d6 8. Nf4 e5 9. Nfe2 Nh5 10. g4 Qh4+ 11. Kd2 Nf4 12. Nxf4 exf4 13. Kc2 bxc4 14. Bxf4 Qf6 15. Qd2 Nd7 16. Be2 Qe7 17. Bxc4 Rb8 18. b3 Nb6 19. Qd3 Bd7 20. Bd2 Nxc4 21. bxc4 Rb6 22. Rhb1 Rfb8 23. a3 Bxc3 24. Bxc3 Ba4+ 25. Kc1 h5 26. Rxb6 Rxb6 27. Rb1 hxg4 28. f4 Rxb1+ 29. Kxb1 Qb7+ 30. Bb2 Qb3 31. Qxb3 Bxb3 32. e5 dxe5 33. d6 Kf8 34. Bxe5 g6 35. d7 Ke7 36. Kb2 Bxc4 37. Kc3 Bb5 38. Bd6+ Kxd7 39. Bxc5 Ke6 40. Kd4 a6 41. Ke3 Bc6 42. Bb4 Bb5 43. Bc5 Bc6 44. Bb4 Bb5 45. Bc5  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Norway Chess 2016 Round 1

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 19, 2016 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2851 1
2 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2801 1
3 Giri, Anish NED 2790 1
4 Aronian, Levon ARM 2784 0.5
5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2788 0.5
6 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2754 0.5
7 Li, Chao b CHN 2755 0.5
8 Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2765 0
9 Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2763 0
10 Grandelius, Nils SWE 2649 0

Kramnik, Vladimir (2801) – Grandelius, Nils (2649) [A45]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (1.1), 2016-04-19
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 e6 4. c3 c5 5. Nd2 Nc6 6. Bd3 Bd6 7. Bxd6 Qxd6 8. f4 cxd4 9. cxd4 O-O 10. a3 Ne7 11. Ngf3 Qb6 12. Qb3 Qxb3 13. Nxb3 b6 14. Rc1 Bd7 15. Ke2 Nc8 16. Ne5 Ba4 17. Nd2 Nd6 18. b3 Bb5 19. Bxb5 Nxb5 20. a4 Nd6 21. Rc6 Rfd8 22. Ra1 Nfe8 23. a5 f6 24. axb6 axb6 25. Rxa8 Rxa8 26. Nd7 b5 27. Nc5 Kf7 28. e4 dxe4 29. Ndxe4 Nxe4 30. Nxe4 Ra2+ 31. Kf3 Rb2 32. Nc5 g5 33. Rb6 gxf4 34. Rb7+ Kg6 35. Nxe6 Kf5 36. Nc5 Rc2 37. Ne4 Nc7 38. Rb6 Nd5 39. Rd6  1 – 0 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2851) – Harikrishna, Pentala (2763) [E15]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (1.2), 2016-04-19
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. Nbd2 Bb4 6. Qa4 c5 7. a3 Bxd2+ 8. Bxd2 O-O 9. dxc5 bxc5 10. Bg2 Qb6 11. O-O Nc6 12. Be3 Rfc8 13. Rfd1 d5 14. cxd5 exd5 15. Bxc5 Qa5 16. Qc2 Bxe2 17. Qxe2 Qxc5 18. Rac1 Qb6 19. b4 h6 20. Qe3 Qb7 21. Bh3 Re8 22. Qc3 Ne7 23. Nd4 Ne4 24. Qc7 Qa6 25. f3 Ng5 26. Bd7 Red8 27. h4 Nxf3+ 28. Nxf3 Qxa3 29. Kg2 Qb2+ 30. Rd2 Qxb4 31. Re1 a5 32. Rde2 Ng6 33. h5 Nh8 34. Bf5 a4 35. Ne5 Qd6 36. Qc2 Re8 37. Bh7+ Kf8 38. Qf5 Re7 39. Bg6 Kg8 40. Nxf7 Rxf7 41. Bxf7+  1 – 0 (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2788) – Li, Chao b (2755) [C42]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (1.3), 2016-04-19
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 a6 11. h3 h5 12. Be2 O-O-O 13. Rhe1 Kb8 14. Kb2 d5 15. Nd4 Bf6 16. f4 g6 17. Bf3 Rhe8 18. Nxc6+ Qxc6 19. Bd4 Bh4 20. Bf2 Bf6 21. Bd4 Bh4 22. Bf2 Bf6 23. g4 hxg4 24. hxg4 d4 25. Bxc6 dxc3+ 26. Qxc3 Bxc3+ 27. Kxc3 bxc6 28. g5 Rxd1 29. Rxd1 Bf5 30. Bd4 Re2 31. Rd2 Rxd2 32. Kxd2 Kc8 33. c4 Bb1 34. Kc1 Be4 35. Kd2 Bb1 36. Kc1 Be4 37. Kd2 Bb1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri, Anish (2790) – Eljanov, Pavel (2765) [C50]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (1.4), 2016-04-19
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 O-O 7. Re1 a5 8. Bg5 h6 9. Bh4 g5 10. Bg3 Ba7 11. Na3 Bg4 12. h3 Bh5 13. Nc2 Bg6 14. Bh2 Nh5 15. d4 Nf6 16. dxe5 Nxe4 17. Ne3 Nxe5 18. Nxe5 dxe5 19. Ng4 h5 20. Rxe4 Bxe4 21. Qxd8 Rfxd8 22. Nf6+ Kg7 23. Nxe4 f6 24. g4 h4 25. a4 c6 26. Kf1 Kg6 27. Ke2 Rab8 28. Be6 Kg7 29. f3 Re8 30. Bc4 Red8 31. Bd3 Kf7 32. Nd2 Ke7 33. Nc4 Rd5 34. Be4 Rc5 35. Nd2 b5 36. Bg1  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2784) – Topalov, Veselin (2754) [A29]
4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (1.5), 2016-04-19
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Nb6 7. O-O Be7 8. d3 O-O 9. Be3 Be6 10. Rc1 Nd5 11. Nxd5 Bxd5 12. Qa4 Re8 13. Rfd1 a6 14. a3 Bf6 15. Nd2 Bxg2 16. Kxg2 Nd4 17. Bxd4 exd4 18. Ne4 c6 19. b4 Be7 20. Qb3 Qb6 21. Rc4 Rad8 22. Rb1 Rd5 23. a4 Qd8 24. Qb2 f5 25. Nd2 Bf6 26. Nf3 g5 27. Rc5 g4 28. Ne1 Be7 29. Rxd5 Qxd5+ 30. Kg1 Bg5 31. Ng2 Re5 32. Nf4 Qd6 33. b5 axb5 34. axb5 cxb5 35. Qa2+ Kg7 36. Nh5+ Kh6 37. Nf4 Bxf4 38. gxf4 Qe6 39. Qxe6+ Rxe6 40. Rxb5 Rxe2 41. Rb6+ Kh5 42. Rxb7 Rd2 43. Rxh7+ Kg6 44. Rd7 Rxd3 45. Kf1 Rh3 46. Rxd4 Rxh2  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Sergey Karjakin wins the FIDE Candidates 2016 !!!

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 29, 2016 in Chess news

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2760 8.5
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2794 7.5
3 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2762 7.5
4 Giri, Anish NED 2793 7
5 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2790 7
6 Aronian, Levon ARM 2786 7
7 Svidler, Peter RUS 2757 7
8 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2780 4.5

Svidler, Peter (2757) – Anand, Viswanathan (2762) [A29]
FIDE Candidates 2016 Moscow RUS (14.1), 2016-03-28
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O Re8 7. Ne1 d6 8. Nc2 Bc5 9. Rb1 a5 10. a3 Be6 11. d3 d5 12. cxd5 Nxd5 13. Ne3 Nce7 14. Ncxd5 Nxd5 15. Nc4 Bd6 16. d4 exd4 17. Nxd6 Qxd6 18. Qxd4 Qe7 19. e4 c5 20. Qd1 Nc7 21. Be3 b6 22. f4 Rad8 23. Qc2 Bd5 24. Rbe1 Bxe4 25. Bxc5 Bxc2 26. Bxe7 Rd7 27. Bh4 Rxe1 28. Rxe1 f6 29. g4 Nd5 30. Bg3 f5 31. gxf5 Nf6 32. Bf2 Rd6 33. Re6 Rd1+ 34. Re1 Rd6 35. Re6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri, Anish (2793) – Topalov, Veselin (2780) [E06]
FIDE Candidates 2016 Moscow RUS (14.2), 2016-03-28
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Nc3 dxc4 7. Ne5 c5 8. dxc5 Qxd1+ 9. Nxd1 Bxc5 10. Nc3 Nc6 11. Nxc4 Rd8 12. Be3 Bxe3 13. Nxe3 Rb8 14. f4 e5 15. f5 Nd4 16. g4 b6 17. Rc1 Bb7 18. Bxb7 Rxb7 19. Kf2 h6 20. h4 g5 21. fxg6 fxg6 22. Rhg1 Ne6 23. g5 hxg5 24. hxg5 Nh7 25. Ne4 Kg7 26. Rc6 Nd4 27. Rc3 Ne6 28. Rc6 Nd4 29. Rc3 Ne6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2790) – Aronian, Levon (2786) [D38]
FIDE Candidates 2016 Moscow RUS (14.3), 2016-03-28
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Qa4+ Nc6 6. e3 O-O 7. Qc2 Re8 8. Bd2 a6 9. a3 Bd6 10. h3 h6 11. Rd1 dxc4 12. Bxc4 e5 13. O-O Bd7 14. dxe5 Nxe5 15. Nxe5 Rxe5 16. f4 Bf5 17. Qb3 Re7 18. Qxb7 Bc2 19. Rc1 Rb8 20. Qxa6 Rxb2 21. Nd1 Rb6 22. Qa5 Bb3 23. Nf2 Qb8 24. Bxb3 Rxb3 25. a4 Qb7 26. Qf5 Bb4 27. Bxb4 Qxb4 28. e4 Nxe4 29. Nxe4 Qxe4 30. Qxe4 Rxe4 31. Rxc7 Rxa4 32. Kh2 Rb2 33. Rf3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2760) – Caruana, Fabiano (2794) [B67]
FIDE Candidates 2016 Moscow RUS (14.4), 2016-03-28
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 a6 8. O-O-O Bd7 9. f4 h6 10. Bh4 b5 11. Bxf6 gxf6 12. f5 Qb6 13. fxe6 fxe6 14. Nxc6 Qxc6 15. Bd3 h5 16. Kb1 b4 17. Ne2 Qc5 18. Rhf1 Bh6 19. Qe1 a5 20. b3 Rg8 21. g3 Ke7 22. Bc4 Be3 23. Rf3 Rg4 24. Qf1 Rf8 25. Nf4 Bxf4 26. Rxf4 a4 27. bxa4 Bxa4 28. Qd3 Bc6 29. Bb3 Rg5 30. e5 Rxe5 31. Rc4 Rd5 32. Qe2 Qb6 33. Rh4 Re5 34. Qd3 Bg2 35. Rd4 d5 36. Qd2 Re4 37. Rxd5 exd5 38. Qxd5 Qc7 39. Qf5 Rf7 40. Bxf7 Qe5 41. Rd7+ Kf8 42. Rd8+  1 – 0 (view game)

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FIDE Candidates 2016 Round 13

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 27, 2016 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2794 7.5
2 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2760 7.5
3 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2762 7
4 Giri, Anish NED 2793 6.5
5 Svidler, Peter RUS 2757 6.5
6 Aronian, Levon ARM 2786 6.5
7 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2790 6.5
8 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2780 4

Caruana,Fabiano (2794) – Svidler,Peter (2757) [C84]
FIDE Candidates 2016 Moscow RUS (13), 2016-03-27
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a4 Bd7 9. c3 O-O 10. Bc2 b4 11. Re1 Re8 12. Nbd2 Bf8 13. a5 g6 14. Bb3 Be6 15. Ba4 Bd7 16. Nf1 h6 17. Ng3 bxc3 18. bxc3 Bg7 19. h3 d5 20. exd5 Nxd5 21. Ne4 Nb8 22. Bb3 Be6 23. Bd2 Nd7 24. Ba4 f5 25. Ng3 c5 26. Bb3 Qc7 27. h4 N5f6 28. Bxe6+ Rxe6 29. h5 f4 30. Ne4 Nxh5 31. d4 Qc6 32. Qb3 c4 33. Qa4 Qd5 34. Rad1 Rae8 35. dxe5 Nxe5 36. Nxe5 Rxe5 37. Bxf4 Qb5 38. Qxb5 Rxb5 39. Bd6 Kh8 40. g4 Nf6 41. Nxf6 Rxe1+ 42. Rxe1 Bxf6 43. Re8+ Kg7 44. Bb4 Re5 45. Rc8 Re6 46. Rc7+ Kg8 47. Rxc4 h5 48. Kg2 Kf7 49. Rc5 hxg4 50. Rc7+ Ke8 51. Rc4 Kd7 52. Rxg4 Be5 53. c4 Bc7 54. Kf3 Rf6+ 55. Ke3 Re6+ 56. Kd3 Rf6 57. Ke3 Re6+ 58. Kd3 Rf6 59. Rg5 Rxf2 60. Rxg6 Rf3+ 61. Kc2 Rf5 62. Rxa6 Kc8 63. Kd3 Rh5 64. c5 Kb7 65. Rg6 Bxa5 66. Bxa5 Rxc5 67. Bb4 Rc6 68. Bd6 Kc8 69. Kd4 Rb6 70. Kd5 Rb7 71. Rg8+ Kd7 72. Bc5 Kc7 73. Rg6 Kd7 74. Rh6 Kc7 75. Rc6+ Kd7 76. Bb6 Ke8 77. Bd4 Kd7 78. Rd6+ Kc8 79. Ke6 Kc7 80. Ra6 Rb5 81. Ra1 Kc6 82. Rc1+ Kb7 83. Kd6 Ka6 84. Rc6+ Ka5 85. Bc5 Rb7 86. Kd5 Kb5 87. Bd6 Ka4 88. Ra6+ Kb5 89. Ra1 Kb6 90. Rc1 Kb5 91. Rc6 Ka4 92. Bc5 Kb5 93. Rd6 Ka4 94. Kc6 Rb8 95. Rd3 Rc8+ 96. Kd5 Rd8+ 97. Bd6 Rc8 98. Ra3+ Kb5 99. Rb3+ Ka4 100. Rb4+ Ka5 101. Bc5 Rh8 102. Rb7 Ka4 103. Kc4 Rh4+ 104. Bd4 Rh5 105. Bf2 Rg5 106. Rh7 Rg4+ 107. Bd4 Rg5 108. Rh8 Rb5 109. Ra8+ Ra5 110. Rb8 Rh5 111. Bf6 Ka5 112. Bc3+ Ka6 113. Bd4 Rh6 114. Be3 Re6 115. Rb3 Rc6+ 116. Kd5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian,Levon (2786) – Karjakin,Sergey (2760) [A29]
FIDE Candidates 2016 Moscow RUS (13), 2016-03-27
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Nb6 7. O-O Be7 8. d3 O-O 9. a3 Be6 10. Be3 Qd7 11. b4 f6 12. Ne4 Nd5 13. Bd2 a5 14. Nc5 Bxc5 15. bxc5 a4 16. Rb1 Rfb8 17. Qc2 Nde7 18. Rb2 Bb3 19. Qb1 Kh8 20. Rc1 Na7 21. Bb4 Nb5 22. Nd2 Bf7 23. e3 Bg6 24. Ne4 Nd5 25. Be1 Nxa3 26. c6 Qe7 27. Qa2 bxc6 28. Rxc6 Bf7 29. Rc5 Nxe3 30. Qxa3 Rxb2 31. Qxb2 Nxg2 32. Kxg2 a3 33. Qb7 Qd8 34. Qxc7 Qxc7 35. Rxc7 Bd5 36. Rc5 a2 37. Bc3 Bg8 38. Ba1 Rb8 39. Ra5 Rb1 40. Bc3 Rd1 41. Kf3 Rxd3+ 42. Ke2 Rd8 43. f4 Bc4+ 44. Kf2 exf4 45. gxf4 Kg8 46. Nd2 Bf7 47. Ke3 h5 48. f5 Rc8 49. Ne4 Bd5 50. Rc5 Rd8 51. Nd2 Bf7 52. Ra5 Rc8 53. Ne4 Bd5 54. Nc5 Re8+ 55. Kd3 Rd8 56. Bd4 Re8 57. Kd2 Ra8 58. Rxa8+ Bxa8 59. Ke3 Kh7 60. Kf4 Kh6 61. Ne6 Kh7 62. Nf8+ Kg8 63. Ng6 Kf7 64. Ke3 Bc6 65. Bb2 Bd7 66. Ke4 Bc6+ 67. Kd4 Bd7 68. Nh4 Ba4 69. Ng2 Bc2 70. Ne3 Bb1 71. Kc3 Kg8 72. Nc2 Kh7 73. Nd4 Kh6 74. Bc1+ Kh7 75. Kb2 Kg8 76. Bd2 Kh7 77. Bb4 Kg8 78. Bc3 Kh7 79. Kc1 Kh6 80. h4 Kh7 81. Kd2 Kg8 82. Ke3 Kh7 83. Kf4 Bd3 84. Nc6 Kg8 85. Nb4 Bb1 86. Na6 Kf7 87. Nc5 Bc2 88. Ne4 Bd1 89. Ng3 Kg8 90. Ke3 Bc2 91. Bb2 Kh7 92. Kf4 Bd1 93. Ne4 Bc2 94. Nd6 Kg8 95. Ke3 Kf8 96. Kd4 Ke7 97. Kc5 Kd7 98. Bc3 Bd3 99. Kd5 Bc2 100. Ne4 Bxe4+ 101. Kxe4 Kd6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Topalov,Veselin (2780) – Nakamura,Hikaru (2790) [D37]
FIDE Candidates 2016 Moscow RUS (13), 2016-03-27
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. a3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. e3 Nc6 9. cxd5 exd5 10. b4 d4 11. exd4 Bxd4 12. Nxd4 Nxd4 13. Be3 Nf5 14. Qxd8 Rxd8 15. Be2 Nxe3 16. fxe3 Ng4 17. e4 Be6 18. O-O Ne3 19. Rfc1 Rd2 20. Bf3 Rad8 21. e5 b6 22. Ne4 Rb2 23. Re1 Nc4 24. Ng5 h6 25. Nxe6 fxe6 26. Rac1 Rd4 27. h3 b5 28. Rc3 Rdd2 29. a4 a6 30. Bb7 Nb6 31. axb5 axb5 32. Be4 Nc4 33. Rg3 Re2 34. Ra1 Nxe5 35. Ra8+ Kf7 36. Bh7 g5 37. Bg8+ Kf6 38. Rf8+ Kg7 39. Re8 Ng6 40. Bxe6 Nf4  0 – 1 (view game)

Anand,Viswanathan (2762) – Giri,Anish (2793) [C50]
FIDE Candidates 2016 Moscow RUS (13), 2016-03-27
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 a6 7. a4 Ba7 8. Na3 Ne7 9. Bg5 c6 10. Nc2 O-O 11. Nh4 d5 12. exd5 Nexd5 13. Nf3 Qd6 14. Re1 Bg4 15. Bh4 Rae8 16. h3 Bh5 17. Bg3 Nf4 18. Bxf4 exf4 19. d4 c5 20. Be2 cxd4 21. Ncxd4 Re4 22. Qc2 Rc8 23. Rad1 Bxf3 24. Nxf3 Bxf2+ 25. Kxf2 Qb6+ 26. Kf1 Nh5 27. g4 fxg3 28. Bd3 Rxe1+ 29. Rxe1 Nf4 30. Nd4 g6 31. Be4 Qf6 32. Bf3 g2+ 33. Bxg2 Nd3+ 34. Nf3 Nxe1 35. Kxe1 b5 36. axb5 axb5 37. Qe4 Rb8 38. Qd4 Qe6+ 39. Kf2 Qb3 40. Ne5 Qxb2+ 41. Kg1 Rc8 42. Qf4 Qa2 43. c4 Qa7+ 44. Kh2 bxc4 45. Bd5 Rf8 46. Qf6 Qa2+ 47. Kg3 Qa7 48. Kg2 Qa2+ 49. Kf3 Qa3+ 50. Kg4 Qa7 51. Kf3 Qa3+ 52. Kg4  ½ – ½ (view game)

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FIDE Candidates 2016 Round 12

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 25, 2016 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2794 7
2 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2760 7
3 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2762 6.5
4 Giri, Anish NED 2793 6
5 Svidler, Peter RUS 2757 6
6 Aronian, Levon ARM 2786 6
7 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2790 5.5
8 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2780 4

Svidler, Peter (2757) – Giri, Anish (2793) [A29]
FIDE Candidates 2016 Moscow RUS (12.1), 2016-03-25
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Nb6 7. O-O Be7 8. a3 O-O 9. b4 Be6 10. Rb1 f6 11. d3 a5 12. b5 Nd4 13. Nd2 Qc8 14. e3 Nf5 15. Qc2 a4 16. Rd1 Nd6 17. Nde4 Nxe4 18. Nxe4 Bd5 19. Nc5 Bxg2 20. Kxg2 Bxc5 21. Qxc5 Qe6 22. Bb2 Rf7 23. Bc3 Rd7 24. Bb4 Rad8 25. e4 f5 26. exf5 Qxf5 27. Re1 Nd5 28. Qc4 Rf7 29. Rb2 h6 30. Qe4 Qd7 31. Qxe5 Qxb5 32. Qe4 Qd7 33. Qe6 Qxe6 34. Rxe6 Nxb4 35. Rxb4 Rxd3 36. f4 Rxa3 37. Rxb7 Ra2+ 38. Kh3 Rc2 39. Ra6 Rf5 40. Rxa4 Rh5+ 41. Kg4 Rhxh2 42. Ra8+ Kh7 43. Rbb8 Rc4 44. Rf8 Kg6 45. Rae8 h5+ 46. Kf3 Rcc2 47. Re6+ Kh7 48. Re3 Rhf2+ 49. Ke4 Rc6 50. Rf5 Kh6 51. Rd5 h4 52. gxh4 Rc4+ 53. Kd3 Rfxf4 54. Re6+ Kh7 55. Rh5+ Kg8 56. Re7 Rfd4+ 57. Ke3 Rd1 58. Ke2 Rg1 59. Rg5 Rxg5 60. hxg5 Kh7 61. Ke3 Kg6 62. Rd7 Rc5 63. Re7 Rc1 64. Kd2 Rc6 65. Ke2 Rc3 66. Kd2 Rc4 67. Kd3 Rc5 68. Ke3 c6 69. Rc7 Re5+ 70. Kf4 Rf5+ 71. Ke4 Rf1 72. Ke3 Re1+ 73. Kf3 Rc1 74. Kg4 Rc3 75. Kf4 Rc4+ 76. Kf3 Rc2 77. Kg4 Rc1 78. Kf4 c5 79. Kg4 c4 80. Rc6+ Kf7 81. Kf5 Rf1+ 82. Ke5 Re1+ 83. Kf5 g6+ 84. Kf4 Rf1+ 85. Ke4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2790) – Anand, Viswanathan (2762) [A29]
FIDE Candidates 2016 Moscow RUS (12.2), 2016-03-25
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Nd5 e4 6. Nh4 O-O 7. Bg2 d6 8. a3 Bc5 9. O-O Re8 10. e3 g5 11. b4 Bb6 12. Bb2 Nxd5 13. cxd5 Nd4 14. d3 gxh4 15. dxe4 Ne6 16. dxe6 Rxe6 17. e5 hxg3 18. hxg3 Qg5 19. exd6 Rxd6 20. Qb3 h5 21. Rad1 Rh6 22. Rd5 Qe7 23. Qc4 Bg4 24. Qf4 Rg6 25. Re5 Qd6 26. Be4  1 – 0 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2760) – Topalov, Veselin (2780) [B90]
FIDE Candidates 2016 Moscow RUS (12.3), 2016-03-25
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e6 7. g4 Nfd7 8. Be3 Be7 9. g5 b5 10. a3 Bb7 11. h4 O-O 12. Qd2 Nb6 13. h5 N8d7 14. g6 Ne5 15. O-O-O Nbc4 16. Bxc4 Nxc4 17. Qe2 Rc8 18. h6 fxg6 19. Nxe6 Qd7 20. Nxf8 Bxf8 21. hxg7 Bxg7 22. Bd4 a5 23. Bxg7 Qxg7 24. Qg4 Re8 25. Qg5 Bc6 26. Qh6 Qh8 27. b3 Nxa3 28. Rh3 Bd7 29. Rg3 Qf6 30. Rh1 Re7 31. Qh4 Qg7 32. Nd5 Rf7 33. Qd8+ Qf8 34. Qxa5 Nxc2 35. Qc3  1 – 0 (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2794) – Aronian, Levon (2786) [C84]
FIDE Candidates 2016 Moscow RUS (12.4), 2016-03-25
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. Nc3 d6 9. a3 Na5 10. Ba2 Be6 11. b4 Bxa2 12. Rxa2 Nc6 13. Bg5 Nd7 14. Be3 Nf6 15. Qb1 d5 16. Bg5 d4 17. Bxf6 dxc3 18. Bxe5 Nxe5 19. Nxe5 Qd6 20. Ng4 a5 21. Ne3 c6 22. a4 axb4 23. axb5 cxb5 24. Nd5 Rfb8 25. Nxe7+ Qxe7 26. Qb3 h5 27. Rfa1 Rxa2 28. Qxa2 Qc5 29. Rb1 Rd8 30. h3 g6 31. Qb3 Rd4 32. Re1 Qa7 33. Kf1 Kg7 34. Ke2 h4 35. Rd1 Qa5 36. Rb1 Qa6 37. Kf1 Qd6 38. Ra1 Qc5 39. Rb1 Qa7 40. Ke2 g5 41. Rg1 Qd7 42. Ra1 Qe7 43. Ra6 Qc7 44. Ra8 Qf4 45. Ra1 g4 46. hxg4 Qxg4+ 47. Ke3 Rd6 48. Qxb4 Qg5+ 49. Ke2 Rf6 50. Qxc3 Qxg2 51. Qd4 h3 52. Qe3 Qg4+ 53. Kd2 Qg2 54. Ke2 Qg4+ 55. Kd2 h2 56. Rh1 Qg2 57. Qg3+ Qxg3 58. fxg3 Rf2+ 59. Kc3 Kf6 60. d4 Kg5 61. d5 Kf6 62. g4 Ke5 63. g5 b4+ 64. Kxb4 Rxc2 65. Kb5 Kd6 66. Kb4 Ke5 67. Kb5  ½ – ½ (view game)

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FIDE Candidates 2016 Round 11

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 24, 2016 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2794 6.5
2 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2762 6.5
3 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2760 6
4 Giri, Anish NED 2793 5.5
5 Svidler, Peter RUS 2757 5.5
6 Aronian, Levon ARM 2786 5.5
7 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2790 4.5
8 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2780 4

Aronian, Levon (2786) – Svidler, Peter (2757) [D16]
FIDE Candidates 2016 Moscow RUS (11.1), 2016-03-24
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 e6 6. e3 c5 7. Bxc4 Nc6 8. O-O cxd4 9. exd4 Be7 10. Be3 O-O 11. Qe2 Nb4 12. Ne5 Bd7 13. Rad1 Nbd5 14. Bc1 Bc6 15. Rd3 Nxc3 16. bxc3 Bd5 17. Rg3 Bxc4 18. Nxc4 g6 19. Ne5 Nd7 20. Bh6 Re8 21. f4 Bf8 22. Bg5 Be7 23. Ng4 h5 24. Bxe7 Qxe7 25. Ne5 Kh7 26. Qc2 Rg8 27. Rg5 Kh8 28. Rf3 Nxe5 29. Rxe5 Qd6 30. Qd2 Kg7 31. Rg3 Rh8 32. Qb2 Rac8 33. Qxb7 Rb8 34. Qe4 Rhc8 35. Rb5 Rxb5 36. axb5 Qa3 37. Qc2 Rb8 38. Qe2 Qc1+ 39. Kf2 Qxf4+ 40. Kg1 Qc1+ 41. Kf2 Qf4+ 42. Kg1 Kg8 43. Qb2 a6 44. c4 axb5 45. c5 Qe4 46. Qd2 Qb1+ 47. Kf2 Ra8 48. Qe1 Qb2+  0 – 1 (view game)

Topalov, Veselin (2780) – Caruana, Fabiano (2794) [A33]
FIDE Candidates 2016 Moscow RUS (11.2), 2016-03-24
1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 e6 6. g3 Qb6 7. Ndb5 Ne5 8. Bf4 Nfg4 9. e3 a6 10. Qa4 Ra7 11. h3 axb5 12. Qxb5 Qc6 13. hxg4 Qxh1 14. Bxe5 Qc6 15. Bd4 Ra8 16. a3 Be7 17. Qh5 Kf8 18. O-O-O b6 19. Kb1 Ba6 20. Nb5 Rd8 21. Bc3 Bxb5 22. cxb5 Qf3 23. Rd2 Bf6 24. Bb4+ Kg8 25. Bd6 Rc8 26. Qh3 Qe4+ 27. Bd3 Qd5 28. Bb4 Qf3 29. Bf1 h5 30. Bg2 Qxg4 31. Qxg4 hxg4 32. Bd6 Rc4 33. Ka2 Rh2 34. Bf1 Rc1 35. Bd3 Bg5 36. Bf4 Be7 37. e4 Bc5 38. e5 Re1 39. Rc2 g5 40. Bxg5 Rxe5 41. Bf6 Rd5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2762) – Karjakin, Sergey (2760) [C65]
FIDE Candidates 2016 Moscow RUS (11.3), 2016-03-24
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. Nxe5 Nxe4 11. Nd2 Nd6 12. Nb3 c6 13. Nc5 Ng6 14. Qh5 Bxc5 15. dxc5 Ne4 16. Bxe4 dxe4 17. Rd1 Qe7 18. Nxg6 hxg6 19. Qg5 Qxg5 20. Bxg5 f6 21. Be3 g5 22. Rd6 Re8 23. Rad1 Be6 24. b3 Kf7 25. R1d4 Bf5 26. a4 Re7 27. g4 Bh7 28. b4 Bg8 29. b5 Rc8 30. Rd7 Re8 31. b6 a6 32. Rc7 Kf8 33. c4 Be6 34. Rxe4 Kf7 35. f4 Rxc7 36. bxc7 Rc8 37. f5 Bd7 38. h4 g6 39. Rd4 Rxc7 40. hxg5 fxg5 41. Bxg5 Be8 42. f6 Kf8 43. Bf4 Rh7 44. Kg2 Bd7 45. Bg5 Be6 46. Rd8+ Kf7 47. Rb8 Bxc4 48. Rxb7+ Kg8 49. Rb8+ Kf7 50. Kg3 Ke6 51. Re8+ Kf7 52. Rc8 Bd5 53. Kf4 Ke6 54. Re8+ Kd7 55. Ra8 Ke6 56. Re8+ Kd7 57. Re3 a5 58. Kg3 Rf7 59. Kf4 Rh7 60. Re1 Kc8 61. Kg3 Rf7 62. Re8+ Kd7 63. Ra8 Kc7 64. Kf4 Rd7 65. Bh4 Kb7 66. Re8 Bf7 67. Re4 Bd5 68. Re3 Bf7 69. Kg5 Ka6 70. Re7  1 – 0 (view game)

Giri, Anish (2793) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2790) [C50]
FIDE Candidates 2016 Moscow RUS (11.4), 2016-03-24
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 a6 7. a4 O-O 8. Re1 Ba7 9. h3 h6 10. Nbd2 Ne7 11. Nf1 Ng6 12. Ng3 c6 13. Ba2 Be6 14. Bxe6 fxe6 15. d4 exd4 16. cxd4 d5 17. exd5 exd5 18. Qd3 Ne7 19. Bd2 Bb8 20. Bb4 Bd6 21. Bxd6 Qxd6 22. Re3 Rae8 23. Ne5 Qc7 24. b4 Nc8 25. Rc1 Qd8 26. b5 axb5 27. axb5 cxb5 28. Qxb5 Nd6 29. Qb3 b5 30. Rce1 Qa5 31. Qb1 Qb6 32. Qg6 Qc7 33. Qd3 Re6 34. Ne2 Rfe8 35. Nf4 R6e7 36. Nfg6 Re6 37. Qb1 Qb7 38. Qb4 Nf5 39. Rf3 Ne7 40. Nf4 Nc6 41. Qb2 R6e7 42. Rfe3 Na7 43. Qb3 Nc8 44. Qb4 Nd7 45. h4 Nxe5 46. dxe5 Rf7 47. Nh5 Qe7 48. Qd4 Ref8 49. e6 Rf5 50. Nxg7 Qxg7 51. Rg3 Rg5 52. Rxg5 hxg5 53. Qxd5  ½ – ½ (view game)

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