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London Chess Classic 2016 Round 2

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

Partial Standings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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