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December 13, 2016

London Chess Classic 2016 Round 5

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 13, 2016 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 So, Wesley USA 2794 3.5
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2785 3
3 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2809 3
4 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2823 3
5 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2779 3
6 Giri, Anish NED 2771 2.5
7 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2779 2.5
8 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2804 2
9 Adams, Michael ENG 2748 2
10 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2760 0.5

So,W (2794) – Anand,V (2779) [D37]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (5), 2016-12-13
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. Bf4 dxc4 6. e3 b5 7. Nxb5 Bb4+ 8. Nc3 Nd5 9. a3 Nxc3 10. Qd2 Bxa3 11. Qxc3 Bd6 12. Bxd6 cxd6 13. Bxc4 O-O 14. O-O Bb7 15. Be2 Qb6 16. Rfc1 Rfc8 17. Qa3 Bxf3 18. Bxf3 Rab8 19. h4 Rxc1+ 20. Rxc1 Qxb2 21. Qxb2 Rxb2 22. Rc7 Nf8 23. Rxa7 d5 24. Ra8 g6 25. g3 h5 26. g4 hxg4 27. Bxg4 Kg7 28. h5 gxh5 29. Bxh5 Ng6 30. Bxg6 Kxg6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier Lagrave,M (2804) – Caruana,F (2823) [C42]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (5), 2016-12-13
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 Nc6 8. Qd2 Be6 9. O-O-O Qd7 10. b3 O-O-O 11. Nd4 a6 12. Nxe6 fxe6 13. g3 d5 14. Bh3 Kb8 15. Rhe1 Rhe8 16. f4 Bf6 17. Kb1 Qd6 18. Qd3 e5 19. Bc1 e4 20. Qd2 Qc5 21. Bb2 d4 22. Qe2 dxc3 23. Rxd8+ Rxd8 24. Bc1 Rd2 25. Bxd2 cxd2 26. Qxd2 Bc3 27. Qc1 Bxe1 28. Qxe1 e3 29. c3 Na7 30. Bf1 Nb5 31. Kb2 Qa3+ 32. Kb1 Qc5 33. Kb2 Qa3+ 34. Kb1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2779) – Kramnik,V (2809) [D37]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (5), 2016-12-13
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. c5 Nh5 8. Bd3 Nxf4 9. exf4 b6 10. b4 a5 11. a3 c6 12. O-O Ba6 13. Re1 Bf6 14. Ne5 Bxe5 15. fxe5 Bxd3 16. Qxd3 Ra7 17. g3 Qa8 18. Rab1 axb4 19. axb4 Ra3 20. Qc2 Rb8 21. h4 h6 22. Kg2 Qa6 23. Rec1 bxc5 24. bxc5 Rxb1 25. Qxb1 Qc4 26. Qb2 Rb3 27. Qd2 Qb4 28. Rc2 f6 29. f4 fxe5 30. fxe5 Nf8 31. Ne2 Qb7 32. Nf4 Qf7 33. Rb2 Rxb2 34. Qxb2 g5 35. hxg5 hxg5 36. Nd3 Ng6 37. Nf2 Ne7 38. Qd2 Qg6 39. g4 Kg7 40. Nh3 Kh6 41. Kg3 Nc8 42. Qf2 Kg7 43. Qe3 Kh6 44. Qf3 Kg7 45. Qa3 Qe4 46. Nxg5 Qe1+ 47. Kf4 Qf2+ 48. Nf3 Ne7 49. Qa7 Kf8 50. Qb8+ Kf7 51. Qb7 Kf8 52. Qd7 Ng6+ 53. Kg5 Qxf3 54. Qxe6 Nh8 55. Qf5+ Nf7+ 56. Kf6 Qxf5+ 57. gxf5 Nd8 58. e6 Nf7 59. Kg6 Nd8 60. Kf6 Nf7 61. exf7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian,L (2785) – Giri,A (2771) [D77]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (5), 2016-12-13
1. g3 d5 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 Nf6 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 dxc4 7. Na3 c5 8. Nxc4 Be6 9. b3 Nc6 10. Bb2 cxd4 11. Nxd4 Nxd4 12. Bxd4 b6 13. Rc1 Rc8 14. Rc2 b5 15. Ne3 Rxc2 16. Nxc2 Qa5 17. Qa1 Qd2 18. Qd1 Qa5 19. Qa1 Qd2 20. Qd1 Qa5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Adams,Mi (2748) – Topalov,V (2760) [C65]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (5), 2016-12-13
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 Be6 7. O-O Bd6 8. d4 Nd7 9. Nxe5 Nxe5 10. dxe5 Bxe5 11. f4 Bd4+ 12. Kh1 f6 13. c3 Bb6 14. f5 Bf7 15. e5 fxe5 16. Qg4 Qd3 17. Qxg7 Rg8 18. Qxe5+ Kd7 19. Qe4 Qa6 20. f6 Rae8 21. Qf5+ Kd8 22. c4 Qa5 23. Qh3 Qb4 24. Qxh7 Qf8 25. b3 Bd4 26. Qd3 Qd6 27. Ne4 Qd7 28. Rd1 Kc8 29. Qxd4 Qg4 30. Bg5 Rxe4 31. Qxa7 Bd5 32. Qa8+ Kd7 33. Rxd5+  1 – 0 (view game)

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London Chess Classic 2016 Round 4

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 13, 2016 in Chess news

Partial Standings

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

Giri, Anish (2771) – So, Wesley (2794) [D02]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (4.1), 2016-12-12
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Bf4 c5 4. e3 Nc6 5. Nbd2 e6 6. c3 cxd4 7. exd4 Nh5 8. Bg5 f6 9. Be3 Bd6 10. g3 O-O 11. Bg2 f5 12. Ne5 f4 13. Qxh5 fxe3 14. fxe3 Nxe5 15. dxe5 Bc5 16. Rf1 Bxe3 17. Rxf8+ Qxf8 18. Qf3 Qxf3 19. Nxf3 Bd7 20. Rd1 Rf8 21. c4 Bc6 22. Nd4 Bxd4 23. Rxd4 Rf5 24. g4 Rxe5+ 25. Kf2 Kf7 26. b4 Ke7 27. b5 Bd7 28. b6 dxc4 29. Rxc4 axb6 30. Rc7 Rb5 31. Rxb7 Kd6 32. Kg3 h6 33. Rb8 Rb2 34. Bf3 b5 35. a4 b4 36. a5 Rb3 37. Kg2 Bc6 38. Bxc6 Kxc6 39. a6 Ra3 40. Rxb4 Rxa6 41. h4 e5 42. Kf3 Kd5 43. Rb5+ Ke6 44. Rb7 Kf6 45. g5+ hxg5 46. hxg5+ Kg6 47. Re7 Ra5 48. Ke3 Rb5 49. Kf3 Rb3+ 50. Kf2 Rb5 51. Kf3 Rd5 52. Ke3 e4 53. Kxe4 Rxg5 54. Kf3 Kh5 55. Re1 Rg4 56. Rh1+ Kg5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2809) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2804) [A49]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (4.2), 2016-12-12
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 d5 5. O-O O-O 6. Nbd2 Nc6 7. b3 e5 8. dxe5 Ng4 9. c4 d4 10. Ne4 Ngxe5 11. Nxe5 Nxe5 12. Bg5 f6 13. Bc1 f5 14. Nc5 c6 15. Bb2 Qd6 16. e3 Nxc4 17. Bxd4 Bxd4 18. Qxd4 Qxd4 19. exd4 Nd6 20. Rfd1 Nb5 21. d5 Nc3 22. dxc6 Nxd1 23. Bd5+ Kh8 24. cxb7 Bxb7 25. Bxb7 Rad8 26. Ne6 Rfe8 27. Nxd8 Rxd8 28. Kf1 Nc3 29. a3 Rb8 30. Rc1 Nb5 31. Rc8+ Rxc8 32. Bxc8 Nxa3 33. Ke2 Nb5 34. Kd3 Kg7 35. Bd7 Nd6 36. f3 Kf6 37. Kd4 Nf7 38. Bb5 Ne5 39. Be2 g5 40. Kd5 h5 41. b4 Ng6 42. b5 f4 43. g4 hxg4 44. fxg4 Ne5 45. h3 f3 46. Bf1 f2 47. Ke4 Ng6 48. Ke3 Ke5 49. Bg2 Nf8 50. Kxf2 Kf4 51. Ke2 Kg3 52. Bf1 Ne6 53. Ke3 Nf4 54. Ke4 Nxh3 55. Kf5 Nf2 56. Kxg5 Nxg4 57. Be2 Ne3 58. Kf6 Nd5+ 59. Ke5 Nc3 60. Bc4 Nxb5 61. Bxb5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2823) – Aronian, Levon (2785) [C77]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (4.3), 2016-12-12
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 b5 6. Bb3 Be7 7. a4 b4 8. Nbd2 Bc5 9. Nf1 d6 10. Ng3 Nd4 11. Nxd4 Bxd4 12. O-O O-O 13. Rb1 Rb8 14. c3 Ba7 15. d4 Be6 16. Bxe6 fxe6 17. Be3 bxc3 18. bxc3 Rxb1 19. Qxb1 Ng4 20. h3 Nxe3 21. fxe3 Qg5 22. Kh2 a5 23. Rxf8+ Kxf8 24. Qb7 Bb6 25. Qc8+ Kf7 26. Qd7+ Qe7 27. Qb5 g6 28. Nf1 Qg5 29. Nd2 Qxe3 30. Qd7+ Kf8 31. Qd8+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2779) – Adams, Michael (2748) [C53]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (4.4), 2016-12-12
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. O-O h6 7. Re1 O-O 8. Nbd2 Ne7 9. Bb3 Ng6 10. d4 Bb6 11. Nc4 Be6 12. h3 c6 13. dxe5 dxe5 14. Ncxe5 Nxe5 15. Nxe5 Re8 16. Qxd8 Raxd8 17. Bc2 g5 18. Nf3 g4 19. Nd4 gxh3 20. gxh3 Bxh3 21. Re3 Bg4 22. Rg3 Bc7 23. f4 h5 24. e5 Nd5 25. Bf5 Bb6 26. Bxg4 hxg4 27. Rxg4+ Kf8 28. Bd2 Ke7 29. Kf2 Nxc3 30. bxc3 Rxd4 31. cxd4 Bxd4+ 32. Be3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Topalov, Veselin (2760) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2779) [B12]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (4.5), 2016-12-12
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. dxc5 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. c3 e6 7. b4 a6 8. Nbd2 Nxe5 9. Qa4+ Nd7 10. Ne5 Nf6 11. c4 a5 12. Nb3 axb4 13. Qb5 Be7 14. c6 bxc6 15. Nxc6 Qc7 16. f3 Bf5 17. Nxe7 Rb8 18. Nxf5 Rxb5 19. Nxg7+ Ke7 20. cxb5 Nc5 21. Bb2 Nxb3 22. axb3 Qf4 23. Be2 Rc8 24. Rd1 Qg5 25. b6 Rc2 26. Bxf6+ Qxf6 27. Nh5 Qc3+ 28. Kf1 Qe3 29. Re1 Qxb6 30. Nf4 Qe3 31. g3 Qxb3 32. Kg2 Kf8 33. Kh3 Qb2 34. Rb1 Qf6 35. Rhe1 e5 36. Nxd5 Qe6+ 37. Kg2 Qxd5 38. Rxb4 Qd2 39. Rb8+ Kg7 40. Kf1 Qh6 41. Kg2 e4 42. Rb3 Qe6 43. Re3 exf3+ 44. Kxf3 Qh3 45. Rd1 Qh5+ 46. Kf2 Qxh2+ 47. Kf3 Rc6 48. Rd4 Rg6 49. g4 Rf6+ 50. Ke4 Qh1+ 51. Kd3 Qb1+ 52. Kd2 Qb2+ 53. Kd3 Rc6  0 – 1 (view game)

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