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Vassily Ivanchuk wins the World Rapid Chess Championships 2016

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 30, 2016 in Chess news

Top Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Ivanchuk Vassily UKR 2771 11
2 Grischuk Alexander RUS 2767 11
3 Carlsen Magnus NOR 2906 11
4 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2805 10
5 Yu Yangyi CHN 2743 10
6 Nepomniachtchi Ian RUS 2812 10
7 Anton Guijarro David ESP 2605 10

Perez Ponsa, Federico (2585) – Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) [B66]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (1.10), 2016-12-26
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 a6 8. O-O-O h6 9. Nxc6 bxc6 10. Bf4 d5 11. Qe3 Bb4 12. a3 Ba5 13. f3 O-O 14. e5 Nh5 15. Bxh6 gxh6 16. Qxh6 Ng7 17. Bd3 f5 18. g4 Bxc3 19. bxc3 Ra7 20. Rhg1 Qa5 21. gxf5 exf5 22. Kd2 Rd8 23. Rg5 d4 24. Bc4+ Rd5 25. Qxc6 Qxc3+ 26. Ke2 Qe3+ 27. Kf1 Qxf3+ 28. Ke1 Qe3+ 29. Kf1 Qf4+ 30. Kg2 Qxg5+ 31. Kh1 Bb7 32. Bxd5+ Kh7 33. Qc5 Bxd5+ 34. Qxd5 Rc7 35. Rg1 Qf4 36. Qd6 Qe4+ 37. Rg2 Rc6  0 – 1 (view game)

Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) – Matlakov, Maxim (2694) [C85]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (2.5), 2016-12-26
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. d3 Nd7 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. Nc4 f6 10. Nh4 Re8 11. Nf5 Bf8 12. f4 exf4 13. Bxf4 Nc5 14. Nce3 Ne6 15. Bg3 Nd4 16. Kh1 Nxf5 17. Nxf5 Be6 18. b3 Qd7 19. Qf3 a5 20. a4 Bb4 21. Be1 Bxe1 22. Raxe1 Bxf5 23. Qxf5 Qd6 24. Qf2 b5 25. Ra1 Re5 26. Ra2 b4 27. Raa1 c5 28. Rae1 Rae8 29. Re3 Rg5 30. Rf3 Ree5 31. h3 h5 32. Qe2 Qd7 33. Re3 Re8 34. Rff3 Rge5 35. Rf4 Qd4 36. Rg3 Kf7 37. Rgf3 c6 38. Qf1 Qd6 39. Rf2 R8e6 40. Qe2 g6 41. Qe3 Kg7 42. Rf1 Rg5 43. Qf2 Qd4 44. Qh4 Qe5 45. R4f3 Rd6 46. Qe1 Re6 47. Qd2 Qd6 48. Rf4 Qd4 49. Qe1 Qd6 50. h4 Rge5 51. g4 hxg4 52. Rxg4 f5 53. Rgf4 Re7 54. Qf2 fxe4 55. Rf7+ Kg8 56. Rf8+ Kg7 57. Qf7+  1 – 0 (view game)

Tomashevsky, Evgeny (2716) – Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) [A30]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (3.2), 2016-12-26
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 e6 4. g3 b6 5. Bg2 Bb7 6. O-O Be7 7. d4 cxd4 8. Qxd4 d6 9. Rd1 a6 10. Bg5 Nbd7 11. Qd2 O-O 12. Bf4 Ne8 13. Rac1 h6 14. b3 Qc7 15. Ne1 Rd8 16. Nd3 Nef6 17. e4 Qb8 18. Qe2 Qa8 19. Re1 Rc8 20. Bd2 Rfd8 21. Rcd1 Bf8 22. Na4 Bc6 23. Nc3 Bb7 24. Na4 Bc6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) – Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi (2689) [B10]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (4.4), 2016-12-26
1. e4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. d3 dxe4 4. dxe4 Qxd1+ 5. Kxd1 Bg4 6. Be3 Nd7 7. Nd2 e5 8. Bc4 Bc5 9. Ke2 Bxe3 10. Kxe3 Ngf6 11. h3 Bxf3 12. Nxf3 Ke7 13. Rhd1 Nb6 14. Nxe5 Nfd7 15. Rxd7+ Nxd7 16. Nxf7 Rhf8 17. Ng5 b5 18. Bb3 a5 19. a3 Ne5 20. Ne6 Rfb8 21. Nxg7 a4 22. Nf5+ Kf6 23. f4 axb3 24. fxe5+ Kxe5 25. cxb3 c5 26. Rc1 c4 27. Nd4 Rc8 28. b4 c3 29. bxc3 Rxa3 30. Nxb5 Ra2 31. Rf1 Rxg2 32. Rf5+ Ke6 33. Rh5 Rg7 34. Nd4+ Kf6 35. Rf5+ Ke7 36. Kd3 Rg3+ 37. Rf3 Rxf3+ 38. Nxf3 Rg8 39. h4 Rg3 40. Ke3 Rg4 41. c4 h5 42. c5 Kd8 43. b5 Kc7 44. e5 Rc4 45. Nd4 Rc3+ 46. Ke4 Rh3 47. Nf5 Rb3 48. b6+ Kb7 49. e6  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2785) – Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) [A30]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (5.3), 2016-12-26
1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 e6 4. g3 b6 5. Bg2 Bb7 6. O-O Be7 7. Re1 d5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. d4 cxd4 10. Qa4+ Qd7 11. Qxd7+ Nxd7 12. Nxd4 N7f6 13. Ncb5 O-O 14. e4 Nb4 15. a3 Nd3 16. Rd1 Nc5 17. e5 Nd5 18. b4 Na4 19. Bxd5 Bxd5 20. Nc7 Rad8 21. Nf5 exf5 22. Nxd5 Rde8 23. Bf4 Bd8 24. h4 Nb2 25. Rd4 b5 26. Kg2 a6 27. Re1 Re6 28. Rc1 Nc4 29. a4 h6 30. axb5 axb5 31. Nc3 g5 32. hxg5 hxg5 33. Nxb5 gxf4 34. Rcxc4 Rxe5 35. Rc5 Bf6 36. Rxe5 Bxe5 37. Rd5 f6 38. gxf4 Bxf4 39. Nd4 Kf7 40. Rd7+ Ke8 41. Ra7 Bd6 42. Nxf5 Bxb4 43. Ng7+ Kd8 44. Ne6+ Ke8 45. Nxf8 Kxf8 46. f3 Bd2 47. Kg3 f5 48. Kh4  1 – 0 (view game)

Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) – Dreev, Aleksey (2652) [D11]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (6.11), 2016-12-27
1. c4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. Qc2 dxc4 5. Qxc4 Bg4 6. Nbd2 Nbd7 7. g3 e6 8. Bg2 Bd6 9. Qb3 Nb6 10. Ne5 Bh5 11. Ndc4 Bxe5 12. dxe5 Nxc4 13. Qxc4 Qa5+ 14. Bd2 Qxe5 15. Bc3 Qc7 16. Qh4 Bg6 17. Bxf6 gxf6 18. Qxf6 Qa5+ 19. Kf1 Rg8 20. h4 Qb4 21. a3 Qe7 22. Qc3 Qd6 23. h5 Bf5 24. e4 Bg4 25. f3 Bxh5 26. e5 Qd5 27. Rxh5 Rxg3 28. Kf2 Rg7 29. Bf1 O-O-O 30. Be2 Qd7 31. Rd1 Qc7 32. Rxd8+ Qxd8 33. Qe3 Kb8 34. Qc5 a6 35. f4 Qg8 36. Bf1 Rg4 37. Qe3 Qg6 38. Rh3 Qc2+ 39. Be2 Rg7 40. b4 Rg8 41. Rg3 Rd8 42. Rg7 Qf5 43. Kg3 h6 44. a4 Qc2 45. b5 cxb5 46. axb5 axb5 47. Bxb5 h5 48. Be2 Rc8 49. Bf3 h4+ 50. Kxh4  1 – 0 (view game)

Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) – Carlsen, Magnus (2840) [D11]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (7.1), 2016-12-27
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Qc2 e6 5. Nbd2 dxc4 6. Nxc4 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. a3 O-O 9. b4 Be7 10. Bb2 Qc7 11. Rc1 Nbd7 12. e4 b5 13. Na5 Qxc2 14. Rxc2 Nxe4 15. Bxb5 Nd6 16. Bc6 Rb8 17. O-O Nb6 18. Rd1 Rd8 19. Ne5 f6 20. Bf3 fxe5 21. Nc6 Bb7 22. Nxe7+ Kf8 23. Bxe5 Nbc4 24. Bxd6 Nxd6 25. Nc6 Bxc6 26. Rxc6 Nb5 27. Rxd8+ Rxd8 28. Ra6 Rc8 29. h4 Rc7 30. Bg4 e5 31. Ra5 Nd6 32. Rxe5 Nc4 33. Rf5+ Ke7 34. Rf3 Ne5 35. Re3 Kd6 36. Be2 h6 37. f4 Rc1+ 38. Kf2 Nd7 39. Bf3 Rc2+ 40. Kg3 Ra2 41. Rd3+ Ke7 42. Rc3 Kd8 43. Kg4 Rd2 44. Rc6 Rd3 45. Ra6 Nf6+ 46. Kf5 Rd7 47. g4 Ne8 48. g5 hxg5 49. hxg5 Nd6+ 50. Kg6 Nb5 51. Ra5 Nd4 52. Bg4  1 – 0 (view game)

Korobov, Anton (2692) – Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) [D00]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (8.3), 2016-12-27
1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 c5 3. e3 Nc6 4. Nf3 cxd4 5. exd4 Bg4 6. c3 e6 7. Qb3 Qd7 8. Nbd2 Nge7 9. h3 Bh5 10. Bh2 a6 11. Be2 Nc8 12. Ne5 Nxe5 13. Bxh5 Nc6 14. Nf3 Be7 15. Ne5 Nxe5 16. dxe5 O-O 17. O-O b5 18. a4 Nb6 19. axb5 axb5 20. Be2 Nc4 21. Bf4 Ra4 22. Qc2 Nxb2 23. Qxb2 Rxf4 24. Bxb5 Qc7 25. Rae1 Rb8 26. Qd2 Rf5 27. f4 Bh4 28. Rb1 Bg3 29. Qe3 g5 30. Qxg3 Qc5+ 31. Kh2 Rxb5 32. fxg5 Rxb1 33. Rxb1 Qc7 34. Re1 Qc4 35. Re3 Qf4 36. h4 Kg7 37. Qxf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Pantsulaia, Levan (2607) – Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) [A04]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (9.5), 2016-12-27
1. Nf3 e6 2. g3 b5 3. Bg2 Bb7 4. O-O c5 5. b3 Nf6 6. c4 b4 7. Bb2 a5 8. d4 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Bxg2 10. Kxg2 Be7 11. e4 Nxe4 12. Qf3 d5 13. Re1 O-O 14. cxd5 exd5 15. Qg4 Bf6 16. f3 Nc5 17. Rd1 a4 18. Qf5 Re8 19. Qc2 Nbd7 20. bxa4 Nxa4 21. Nc6 Qb6 22. Bxf6 Nxf6 23. Nd4 Rec8 24. Qf2 Rc4 25. Nb3 Qd6 26. N1d2 Rc7 27. Rdc1 Nc3 28. Nd4 g6 29. N2b3 Nd7 30. Rc2 Ne5 31. Qe3 Nc4 32. Qg5 f6 33. Qh6 Re7 34. Kg1 Qb6 35. Kh1 Rae8 36. Rcc1 Re3 37. a4 bxa3 38. h4 Ne2 39. h5 Nxg3+ 40. Kg2 Nxh5 41. Rh1 Re2+ 42. Kh3 Qc7 43. Rag1 Nf4+ 44. Kg4 Ne3+  0 – 1 (view game)

Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2768) [D11]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (10.2), 2016-12-27
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Qc2 dxc4 5. Qxc4 Bf5 6. g3 e6 7. Bg2 Nbd7 8. O-O Be7 9. e3 O-O 10. Qe2 Rc8 11. Rd1 Qa5 12. Bd2 Qb5 13. Qxb5 cxb5 14. Ne1 Ne4 15. Nc3 Nxd2 16. Rxd2 Bb4 17. Bxb7 Rc7 18. Bf3 Rxc3 19. bxc3 Bxc3 20. Rad1 Bxd2 21. Rxd2 Rc8 22. Nd3 Kf8 23. Nb4 Nf6 24. Rb2 Ne4 25. g4 Bg6 26. h4 Rc1+ 27. Kg2 Nc3 28. h5 Bb1 29. a3 f5 30. gxf5 exf5 31. d5 Ke8 32. Nc6 a6 33. Kg3 Be4 34. Bxe4 fxe4 35. Nb8 a5 36. d6 Rd1 37. Rb3 Rc1 38. Kf4 a4 39. Rb2 b4 40. axb4 a3 41. Rd2 Nb5 42. Ke5 Kd8 43. Na6 Rb1 44. d7 Rb2 45. Rd5 Rxf2  1 – 0 (view game)

Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2767) – Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) [C18]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (11.2), 2016-12-28
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Nc6 7. Nf3 Nge7 8. Be2 Qa5 9. O-O c4 10. Bd2 Qa4 11. Ng5 Bd7 12. Bh5 O-O 13. Re1 h6 14. Nh3 f6 15. exf6 Rxf6 16. Bf4 Be8 17. Bg4 Bg6 18. Rxe6 Rxe6 19. Bxe6+ Kh7 20. Bd6 Rd8 21. Bc7 Rf8 22. Nf4 Bxc2 23. Qd2 Bf5 24. Bxd5 Nxd5 25. Nxd5 Rf7 26. Bg3 Na5 27. Qe3 Qd7 28. Qe5 Nc6 29. Qd6 Qxd6 30. Bxd6 Rd7 31. Ne3 Bd3 32. Bg3 Ne7 33. a4 Kg8 34. h4 Kf7 35. Ng4 Nc6 36. f3 Rd5 37. Ne3 Rd7 38. a5 Ne7 39. Kf2 Nd5 40. Nxd5 Rxd5 41. Bb8 a6 42. g4 Rb5 43. Bd6 Rb1 44. Rxb1 Bxb1 45. h5 Ke6 46. Bf8 Kf7 47. Bc5 Ke6 48. f4 Be4 49. Ke3 Bc6 50. f5+ Kf6 51. Kf4 Bg2 52. Bd6 Bh1 53. Be5+ Kf7 54. g5 hxg5+ 55. Kxg5 Bf3 56. Bc7 Bg2 57. Bb6 Bf3 58. Bd8 Ke8 59. f6 gxf6+ 60. Bxf6 Be4 61. Kf4 Bc2 62. Ke5  1 – 0 (view game)

Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) – Grischuk, Alexander (2737) [E68]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (12.3), 2016-12-28
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 d6 6. Nc3 Nbd7 7. O-O e5 8. e4 exd4 9. Nxd4 Re8 10. Rb1 Nc5 11. f3 c6 12. b4 Ncd7 13. Nce2 a6 14. Qb3 Qe7 15. Rd1 Ne5 16. f4 Ned7 17. Nc3 Rb8 18. h3 c5 19. Nc2 b5 20. Ne3 Bb7 21. cxb5 axb5 22. e5 dxe5 23. Bxb7 Rxb7 24. f5 e4 25. Kg2 Qf8 26. bxc5 Nxc5 27. Qb4 Nd3 28. Qxf8+ Rxf8 29. Nxe4 Nxc1 30. Nxf6+ Bxf6 31. Rdxc1 Bg5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) – Dominguez Perez, Leinier (2739) [E48]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (13.3), 2016-12-28
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 d5 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Ne2 Re8 8. O-O b6 9. f3 c5 10. a3 Bxc3 11. bxc3 Ba6 12. Bxa6 Nxa6 13. Ra2 Nc7 14. a4 Rc8 15. Bd2 Qd7 16. Nf4 h6 17. Nd3 Qf5 18. Qb1 Nd7 19. Nf4 Qf6 20. Qd3 Qc6 21. Rb1 Ne6 22. Ne2 Nf6 23. Be1 Re7 24. Qb5 Nd8 25. Bf2 Nb7 26. Ng3 Nd6 27. Qxc6 Rxc6 28. a5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2779) – Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) [B41]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (14.3), 2016-12-28
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. c4 Nf6 6. Nc3 Bb4 7. Qd3 O-O 8. Be2 Qc7 9. O-O Nc6 10. Nxc6 dxc6 11. Bg5 Be7 12. Be3 b5 13. Rac1 b4 14. Nb1 c5 15. Nd2 e5 16. Qc2 Bb7 17. Rfd1 a5 18. f3 Nd7 19. Nf1 Nb8 20. Bd2 Nc6 21. Ne3 Nd4 22. Qd3 Bg5 23. Nd5 Qd8 24. Bf1 Ra6 25. Bxg5 Qxg5 26. Qe3 Qh5 27. Rd2 Rh6 28. h3 Kh8 29. Rf2 Qh4 30. f4 exf4 31. Qxf4 Qxf4 32. Rxf4 Re6 33. Bd3 f6 34. Ra1 Bc6 35. a3 Nb3 36. Rd1 Rb8 37. Rf2 Ree8 38. g4 Nd4 39. axb4 axb4 40. Ra1 h6 41. Ra5 Nb3 42. Ra6 Nd4 43. Ra5 Nb3 44. Ra6 Bd7 45. Rd6 Rb7 46. Nf4 Kg8 47. Ng6 Re6 48. Rd5 Be8 49. e5 Bf7 50. Rd8+ Re8 51. Rxe8+ Bxe8 52. Be4 Ra7 53. Bd5+ Bf7 54. exf6 gxf6 55. Rxf6 Bxd5 56. cxd5 Kg7 57. Rb6 Nd2 58. Ne5 Re7 59. Rg6+ Kf8 60. Rf6+ Kg7 61. Rf5 Rxe5  0 – 1 (view game)

Ivanchuk, Vassily (2747) – Melkumyan, Hrant (2633) [A48]
World Rapid 2016 Doha QAT (15.3), 2016-12-28
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bf4 Bg7 4. e3 d6 5. h3 O-O 6. Be2 b6 7. O-O Bb7 8. Bh2 Nbd7 9. c3 Re8 10. a4 a6 11. c4 Ne4 12. a5 bxa5 13. Rxa5 c5 14. Ra3 cxd4 15. exd4 e5 16. Nc3 Nxc3 17. bxc3 Qc7 18. Re1 a5 19. c5 dxc5 20. Bb5 cxd4 21. cxd4 Rad8 22. Nxe5 Bxe5 23. dxe5 Qc5 24. Bxd7 Qxa3 25. e6 Qe7 26. exf7+ Qxf7 27. Bxe8 Rxe8 28. Rxe8+ Qxe8 29. Qb3+ Qf7 30. Qb5 Qe6 31. Bf4 Qc6 32. Qg5 h6 33. Qd8+ Kf7 34. f3 Qc5+ 35. Kh2 h5 36. Bd6 Qc8 37. Qe7+ Kg8 38. Be5  1 – 0 (view game)

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