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London Chess Classic 2016 Round 8

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 17, 2016 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 So, Wesley USA 2794 5.5
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2823 5
3 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2809 4.4
4 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2779 4.5
5 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2779 4.5
6 Aronian, Levon ARM 2785 4
7 Giri, Anish NED 2771 4
8 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2804 3.5
9 Adams, Michael ENG 2748 3.5
10 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2760 1

Caruana,F (2823) – So,W (2794) [C65]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (8), 2016-12-17
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O d5 7. exd5 Qxd5 8. Bc4 Qd8 9. Nbd2 a5 10. a4 h6 11. Re1 Bf5 12. Nf1 e4 13. Ng3 Bh7 14. dxe4 Qxd1 15. Rxd1 Bxe4 16. Bf4 Bb6 17. Nxe4 Nxe4 18. Bg3 Rae8 19. Rd7 Nxg3 20. hxg3 Ne5 21. Nxe5 Rxe5 22. Rad1 Rf5 23. R1d2 Re8 24. Kf1 Kf8 25. f3 Re7 26. Rd8+ Re8 27. R8d7 Re7 28. Rd8+ Re8 29. R2d7 Rxd8 30. Rxd8+ Ke7 31. Rg8 Rg5 32. g4 Bc5 33. Bd3 Bd6 34. Kf2 Kf6 35. Re8 Rd5 36. Ke2 Re5+ 37. Rxe5 Kxe5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2779) – Aronian,L (2785) [D38]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (8), 2016-12-17
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Qb3 c5 6. dxc5 Nc6 7. Bg5 dxc4 8. Qxc4 Qa5 9. Rc1 Qxc5 10. Qxc5 Bxc5 11. e3 Bb4 12. a3 Bxc3+ 13. Rxc3 Ne4 14. Rc1 Nxg5 15. Nxg5 Ke7 16. Ne4 Bd7 17. Nc5 Rhc8 18. Nxd7 Kxd7 19. Bb5 a6 20. Bxc6+ Rxc6 21. Rxc6 Kxc6 22. Ke2 Rd8 23. Rc1+ Kd7 24. Rd1+ Ke7 25. Rc1 Kd7 26. Rd1+ Ke7 27. Rc1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik,V (2809) – Giri,A (2771) [B91]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (8), 2016-12-17
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. g3 e5 7. Nde2 Be6 8. Bg2 h5 9. Bg5 Nbd7 10. Qd2 Be7 11. a4 Rc8 12. O-O Nf8 13. Bxf6 Bxf6 14. Rfd1 Be7 15. Nd5 h4 16. Nec3 Nh7 17. Ra3 Rc6 18. Rb3 Qb8 19. Na2 Bxd5 20. Qxd5 Qc8 21. Nb4 Nf6 22. Qd2 Rc5 23. Rc1 hxg3 24. hxg3 g6 25. Rd3 Kf8 26. c3 Kg7 27. Rd1 Qd7 28. b3 Qg4 29. c4 Nxe4 30. f3 Nxd2 31. fxg4 Nxc4 32. bxc4 Rxc4 33. Nd5 Bd8 34. Ra1 Rxg4 35. a5 e4 36. Rb3 Rh5 37. Ne3 Rgg5 38. Kf2 Rxa5 39. Rxa5 Rxa5 40. Bxe4 b5 41. Rd3 Be7 42. Kf3 Ra1 43. Nd5 Bd8 44. Nf4 Be7 45. Rc3 d5 46. Bxd5 Ra3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Topalov,V (2760) – Anand,V (2779) [D37]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (8), 2016-12-17
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. a3 Nc6 9. Qc2 Re8 10. O-O-O e5 11. Bg5 d4 12. Nd5 b5 13. Bxf6 gxf6 14. cxb5 Na5 15. exd4 exd4 16. Nb4 Bxb4 17. axb4 Be6 18. Nxd4 Rc8 19. Nc6 Nxc6 20. bxc6 Qb6 21. Qa4 Rxc6+ 22. Kb1 Rd8 23. Rxd8+ Qxd8 24. Be2 Bf5+ 25. Ka2 Rc2 26. Rd1 Qb6 27. Bg4 Qe6+ 28. Ka3 Qe5 29. Qb3 Bg6 30. Bf3 Rxf2 31. h4 Bc2 32. Rd8+ Kg7 33. Qc3 Qb5 34. Qc6 Rxf3+  0 – 1 (view game)

Vachier Lagrave,M (2804) – Adams,Mi (2748) [C65]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (8), 2016-12-17
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O Re8 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bh4 a6 9. Bc4 d6 10. a4 Ba7 11. Na3 Be6 12. b4 Nb8 13. Bxe6 Rxe6 14. Nc4 Nbd7 15. Ne3 c6 16. Nd2 a5 17. bxa5 Qxa5 18. Ndc4 Qa6 19. Nf5 d5 20. Nce3 Kh7 21. exd5 Nxd5 22. Qh5 Rf8 23. Nxd5 cxd5 24. Be7 Nf6 25. Qh3 Re8 26. Bb4 h5 27. d4 exd4 28. Nxd4 Bxd4 29. cxd4 Qc4 30. Rab1 b6 31. a5 bxa5 32. Bxa5 Qxd4 33. Bc3 Qg4 34. Qxg4 hxg4 35. Bxf6 Rxf6 36. Rb4 Re4 37. Rxe4 dxe4 38. Re1 Re6 39. g3 f5 40. Kg2 g5 41. h3 gxh3+ 42. Kxh3 Kg6 43. Kg2 Re5 44. Ra1 f4 45. Ra6+ Kf5 46. gxf4 gxf4 47. Ra8 Rb5 48. Rh8 Rb2 49. Rf8+ Ke5 50. Re8+ Kd4 51. Rf8 Ke5 52. Re8+ Kd5 53. Rd8+ Ke5  ½ – ½ (view game)

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