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London Chess Classic 2016 Round 3

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

Partial Standings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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