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London Chess Classic 2016 Round 1

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

Partial Standings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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