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December 17, 2016

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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London Chess Classic 2016 Round 7

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

Partial Standings

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

So, Wesley (2794) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2809) [D37]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (7.1), 2016-12-16
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. a3 c5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. dxc5 Nxc5 11. Be2 Qb6 12. b4 Ne6 13. Be5 a5 14. O-O axb4 15. axb4 Rxa1 16. Bxa1 Rd8 17. b5 Bc5 18. Qd2 d4 19. exd4 Nxd4 20. Bxd4 Bxd4 21. Nxd4 Rxd4 22. Qe3 Be6 23. Ra1 h6 24. Ra8+ Kh7 25. Bd3+ g6 26. Ra4 Rd6 27. Qxb6 Rxb6 28. Rd4 Kg7 29. f4 Kf6 30. Kf2 Bf5 31. Bc4 Ke7 32. Ke3 f6 33. h4 Rd6 34. Rxd6 Kxd6 35. Kd4 b6 36. g3 g5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Adams, Michael (2748) – Caruana, Fabiano (2823) [A37]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (7.2), 2016-12-16
1. c4 c5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 e5 6. O-O d6 7. a3 a5 8. Ne1 Be6 9. d3 Nge7 10. Nc2 d5 11. cxd5 Nxd5 12. Ne3 Nb6 13. Nc4 O-O 14. Bxc6 bxc6 15. Nxb6 Qxb6 16. Be3 Qxb2 17. Na4 Qb3 18. Nxc5 Qxd1 19. Rfxd1 Bd5 20. Rab1 Rfb8 21. a4 f5 22. f3 Ba2 23. Rbc1 Rb2 24. Kf1 Bd5 25. Bd2 Ra2 26. Ke1 Bf8 27. Nd7 Bb3 28. Ra1 Rxa4 29. Rxa4 Bxa4 30. Ra1 Bb3 31. Rxa5 Rxa5 32. Bxa5 Bg7 33. Bc3 Be6 34. Nxe5 Bxe5 35. Bxe5 Kf7 36. Kd2 Bb3 37. e4 Ke6 38. Bg7 h5 39. Bf8 Kf7 40. Bc5 Ke6 41. h3 Ba4 42. Ke3 Bd1 43. Bb4 Kf7 44. Kf4 Ke6 45. g4 fxg4 46. fxg4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2785) – Anand, Viswanathan (2779) [D37]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (7.3), 2016-12-16
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Bd3 dxc4 9. Bxc4 Qxd1+ 10. Rxd1 Bb4 11. Rd3 Ne4 12. O-O Bxc3 13. bxc3 Nc6 14. Bb5 f6 15. Bd6 Rd8 16. Rfd1 Rxd6 17. Rxd6 Nxd6 18. Rxd6 Kf7 19. Bxc6 Ke7 20. Bxb7 Bxb7 21. Rd4 Rc8 22. Rb4 Bd5 23. Ra4 Rxc3 24. Rxa7+ Kf8 25. h3 Rc1+ 26. Kh2 Rc2 27. Kg3 Rxa2 28. Rxa2 Bxa2 29. Nd2 e5 30. f4 exf4+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2779) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2804) [B96]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (7.4), 2016-12-16
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 h6 8. Bh4 Qb6 9. a3 Be7 10. Bf2 Qc7 11. Qf3 Nbd7 12. O-O-O b5 13. g4 Bb7 14. Bg2 Rc8 15. Kb1 g5 16. Qh3 Nc5 17. Rhe1 h5 18. Nf5 Ncxe4 19. Bxe4 Nxe4 20. Bd4 Rg8 21. Nxe7 Kxe7 22. gxh5 gxf4 23. Qh4+ Kf8 24. Ka1 b4 25. Nxe4 Bxe4 26. Rxe4 Qxc2 27. Ree1 bxa3 28. Qxf4 axb2+ 29. Bxb2 Rg5 30. Qxd6+ Kg8 31. Rg1 Qa4+ 32. Ba3 Rxg1 33. Rxg1+ Kh7 34. Qd3+ Kh6 35. Rg6+ Kxh5 36. Rg1 f5 37. Qf3+  1 – 0 (view game)

Giri, Anish (2771) – Topalov, Veselin (2760) [D37]
8th London Classic 2016 London ENG (7.5), 2016-12-16
1. c4 Nf6 2. d4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. c5 c6 8. h3 b6 9. b4 a5 10. a3 h6 11. Be2 Ba6 12. O-O Qc8 13. Rb1 Bxe2 14. Qxe2 axb4 15. axb4 Qb7 16. Rfc1 Rfc8 17. Ne1 Bd8 18. Qd1 Bc7 19. Nd3 b5 20. Ra1 Ne4 21. Ne2 Bd8 22. f3 Nef6 23. Nc3 Nf8 24. Rc2 Ng6 25. Rca2 Rxa2 26. Rxa2 Ra8 27. Qa1 Rxa2 28. Qxa2 Nxf4 29. exf4 Nd7 30. Ne2 Bc7 31. h4 Nb8 32. h5 Qa6 33. Qb2 f6 34. g4 Nd7 35. Kf2 Qa8 36. Ke1 Kf7 37. Kd2 Kg8 38. Kd1 Kf7 39. Kc2 Qa4+ 40. Kc1 Qa8 41. Kb1 Qa7 42. Qc1 Qa8 43. Kb2 Bd8 44. Qg1 Be7 45. Nec1 Bd8 46. Nb3 Qb7 47. Qe3 Qa8 48. Qc1 Qa4 49. Qe1 Qa8 50. Qd2 Qa4 51. Nf2 Qa8 52. Nh3 Qc8 53. Qc2 Nf8 54. Nc1 Kg8 55. Nd3 Nh7 56. Qe2 Nf8 57. Qe3 Qd7 58. Ng1 Qe8 59. Ne2 Bc7 60. Nec1 Kf7 61. Nb3 Ke7 62. Qe1 Kd7 63. Nbc1 Kc8 64. Ne2 Nd7 65. Ng3 Qf7 66. Qe3 Kb7 67. Ne2  ½ – ½ (view game)

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