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So Wesley wins the London Chess Classic 2016

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 18, 2016 in Chess news

Final Standings

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

So, Wesley (2794) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2804) [A04]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (9.1), 2016-12-18
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. e3 Nf6 5. Be2 d5 6. d4 cxd4 7. exd4 e4 8. Ne5 dxc4 9. Bxc4 Nxe5 10. dxe5 Qxd1+ 11. Kxd1 Ng4 12. e6 fxe6 13. Nxe4 Bd7 14. f3 Ne5 15. Bb3 Rd8 16. Bd2 Nd3 17. Kc2 Nb4+ 18. Bxb4 Bxb4 19. Nc3 Ke7 20. Rhe1 Bxc3 21. Kxc3 Rc8+ 22. Kd2 Rhd8 23. Ke3 e5 24. Rad1 Bc6 25. h4 h6 26. a3 Rxd1 27. Rxd1 Rf8 28. Rf1 Rf4 29. g3 Rd4 30. Rd1 Rxd1 31. Bxd1 g5 32. hxg5 hxg5 33. f4 gxf4+ 34. gxf4 exf4+ 35. Kxf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2779) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2809) [D37]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (9.2), 2016-12-18
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 b6 7. Bd3 c5 8. dxc5 bxc5 9. O-O Nc6 10. cxd5 exd5 11. Rc1 h6 12. h3 Be6 13. Bb5 Qb6 14. Qa4 Rfc8 15. Ne5 Nxe5 16. Bxe5 a6 17. Be2 Rd8 18. Bf3 Nd7 19. Bg3 Nf6 20. Rfd1 Rac8 21. Be5 Nd7 22. Bg3 Nf6 23. Be5 Nd7 24. Bg3 Nf6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri, Anish (2771) – Caruana, Fabiano (2823) [D27]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (9.3), 2016-12-18
1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 dxc4 4. e3 e6 5. Bxc4 c5 6. O-O a6 7. b3 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bd7 9. Bb2 Nc6 10. Nf3 Be7 11. Nbd2 O-O 12. Rc1 Rc8 13. Qe2 Nb4 14. a3 b5 15. axb4 bxc4 16. Nxc4 Bxb4 17. Ra1 Bb5 18. Nd4 Bxc4 19. bxc4 a5 20. Rfc1 Nd7 21. Nb3 Qg5 22. c5 Nxc5 23. Nxa5 Ne4 24. Nc6 Bc5 25. Nd4 Bxd4 26. Bxd4 Rxc1+ 27. Rxc1 e5 28. Bb2 Rd8 29. Rd1 Rxd1+ 30. Qxd1 h5 31. Qd3 Nf6 32. h3 e4 33. Qd8+ Kh7 34. Qe7 Qg6 35. Bxf6 gxf6 36. Qc5 Kg7 37. Qd5 f5 38. Qe5+ Qf6 39. Qg3+ Kh7 40. Kh2 Qe7 41. Qf4 Kg6 42. Kg3 Qd8 43. Qe5 Qg5+ 44. Kh2 Qd8 45. Qg3+ Kh7 46. Qf4 Kg6 47. Qe5 Qd2 48. Qg3+ Kh6 49. Qf4+ Kg6 50. Qg3+ Kh6 51. Qh4 Qd6+ 52. Qf4+ Qxf4+ 53. exf4 Kg6 54. Kg1 Kg7 55. Kf1 Kf6 56. Ke2 Ke6 57. Kd2 Kd6 58. Ke2 Ke6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Adams, Michael (2748) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2779) [C67]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (9.4), 2016-12-18
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. c3 Re8 11. Bd3 Bd6 12. Rxe8+ Qxe8 13. Qc2 g6 14. Nbd2 Bd7 15. Nf1 b6 16. Ng3 Nxg3 17. hxg3 f6 18. Bf4 Bxf4 19. gxf4 Qf7 20. Nh4 Kg7 21. g3 Ne7 22. Re1 Re8 23. Re3 Nc8 24. Ng2 Nd6 25. Rxe8 Qxe8 26. Ne3 Be6 27. f5 Bf7 28. fxg6 hxg6 29. Qe2 Be6 30. Ng2 c6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2785) – Topalov, Veselin (2760) [A37]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (9.5), 2016-12-18
1. c4 g6 2. Nc3 c5 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 Nc6 5. Nf3 d6 6. O-O e6 7. e3 Nge7 8. d4 O-O 9. Re1 a6 10. Bd2 Rb8 11. Rc1 b6 12. Ne2 e5 13. Bc3 h6 14. d5 Nb4 15. Ra1 b5 16. a3 bxc4 17. axb4 cxb4 18. Bd2 Nxd5 19. Qc1 c3 20. bxc3 b3 21. Qb1 Nf6 22. Qb2 Qc7 23. c4 Qxc4 24. Nc3 Be6 25. Rec1 Nd7 26. e4 Nc5 27. Bf1 Qb4 28. Be3 Rfc8 29. Nd2 a5 30. Bxc5 Rxc5 31. Ra4 Qb7 32. Bc4 Qc6 33. Bd5 Bxd5 34. exd5 Qd7 35. Ra3 a4 36. Nxa4 Rxd5 37. Nxb3 e4 38. Qa2 Qf5 39. Re1 Rdb5 40. Rc1 d5 41. Nac5 d4 42. Ra7 d3 43. Rc7 h5 44. Qa4 h4 45. Qxe4 Qxe4 46. Nxe4 Rxb3 47. gxh4 Bh6 48. Rf1 R3b4 49. f3 Rb2 50. Nf6+ Kg7 51. Ng4 d2 52. Rd7 Re8 53. Nf2 Re1  0 – 1 (view game)

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