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April 20, 2017

GRENKE Chess Classic 2017 Round 5

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 20, 2017 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Aronian, Levon ARM 2774 4
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2838 3
3 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2817 3
4 Hou, Yifan CHN 2649 3
5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2803 2.5
6 Naiditsch, Arkadij AZE 2702 2.5
7 Meier, Georg GER 2621 1
8 Bluebaum, Matthias GER 2634 1

Hou, Yifan (2649) – Bluebaum, Matthias (2634) [D38]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (5.1), 2017-04-20
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 O-O 7. e3 h6 8. Bh4 Bf5 9. Qb3 Bxc3+ 10. bxc3 Nbd7 11. Be2 c5 12. dxc5 g5 13. Bg3 Nxc5 14. Qb5 Nfe4 15. Rc1 Qe7 16. Be5 Rac8 17. Bd4 a6 18. Qa5 Qc7 19. Qb4 Ne6 20. h4 Nxd4 21. Nxd4 Bg6 22. hxg5 hxg5 23. Nf3 Qc5 24. Qxb7 Nxc3 25. Qb2 Qa5 26. O-O Qxa2 27. Qxa2 Nxa2 28. Rxc8 Rxc8 29. Bxa6 Rc5 30. Ra1 Nb4 31. Ra4 Nc2 32. Be2 f6 33. Nh2 Rc7 34. Bf3 Bf7 35. Ng4 Kg7 36. Ra6 d4 37. e4 d3 38. Rd6 Nb4 39. Nxf6 Rc6 40. Rxc6 Nxc6 41. Ng4 Nd4 42. Ne3 Nxf3+ 43. gxf3 d2 44. Kg2 Bb3 45. Kg3 d1=Q 46. Nxd1 Bxd1 47. f4 gxf4+ 48. Kxf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2774) – Naiditsch, Arkadij (2702) [A13]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (5.2), 2017-04-20
1. c4 e6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. O-O Nbd7 6. Qc2 c5 7. Na3 Nd5 8. Nxc4 b5 9. Ne3 Bb7 10. Nxd5 Bxd5 11. e4 Bb7 12. d4 cxd4 13. Nxd4 Rc8 14. Qe2 a6 15. Rd1 Bc5 16. Nb3 Be7 17. Rd3 Qc7 18. Bf4 Ne5 19. Rc3 Qb8 20. Qh5 Bd6 21. Rxc8+ Bxc8 22. Rd1 Bc7 23. Na5 Bd7 24. Bxe5 Bxe5 25. Rxd7 Kxd7 26. Qxf7+ Kd6 27. Bh3 Re8 28. Nb7+ Kc6 29. b4 Rf8 30. Qe7 Bd6 31. Na5+ Kb6 32. Qxe6 Re8 33. Qd7 Bxb4 34. Nc6 Qd6 35. Qxe8 Qxc6 36. Qb8+ Qb7 37. Qxb7+ Kxb7 38. f4 Kc6 39. Kf2 a5 40. Kf3 a4 41. Bf5 h6 42. Bg6 Kd7 43. e5 Bc5 44. Bd3 Kc6 45. Bc2 Kd5 46. Be4+ Kc4 47. Bc6 Bg1 48. h4 Kc5 49. Be8 Bd4 50. h5 Bc3 51. Ke4 Be1 52. g4 Bd2 53. Kf5 a3 54. g5 b4 55. Ba4 Kd5 56. gxh6 gxh6 57. Bb3+ Kc5 58. Ke4  1 – 0 (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2817) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2803) [B96]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (5.3), 2017-04-20
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. h4 d5 15. e5 Ne4 16. Rh3 Nxf2 17. Qxf2 b4 18. axb4 Bxb4 19. f5 Nxe5 20. fxe6 O-O 21. Qg1 Rae8 22. g5 h5 23. Be2 g6 24. exf7+ Qxf7 25. Nb3 Nc4 26. Rf3 Qg7 27. Rxf8+ Rxf8 28. Qd4 Qxd4 29. Rxd4 Rc8 30. Bd3 Nxb2 31. Rxb4 Nxd3+ 32. cxd3 Rxc3+ 33. Kd2 Rc7 34. Ke3 Bc8 35. Kd4 Kf7 36. Nc5 Ra7 37. Kxd5 a5 38. Rf4+ Bf5 39. Kc6 Ke7 40. Rd4 a4 41. Kb6 Ra8 42. Nxa4 Bxd3 43. Nc5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Meier, Georg (2621) – Carlsen, Magnus (2838) [D90]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (5.4), 2017-04-20
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. g3 dxc4 6. Qa4+ Nfd7 7. Qxc4 Nb6 8. Qd3 O-O 9. Bf4 Nc6 10. Rd1 Bf5 11. Qd2 Bg4 12. Bg2 Bxf3 13. Bxf3 Nxd4 14. Bxb7 Nc4 15. Qc1 Rb8 16. b3 Rxb7 17. bxc4 c5 18. O-O Rb4 19. Bh6 Bxh6 20. Qxh6 Rxc4 21. Ne4 Nxe2+ 22. Kg2 Qa8 23. f3 Rxe4 24. fxe4 Qxe4+ 25. Kf2 Nd4 26. Qe3 Qd5 27. Rd2 e5 28. Re1 Re8 29. Qe4 Qe6 30. Re3 Kg7 31. Rb2 c4 32. g4 Qf6+ 33. Ke1 Qg5 34. Kf2 Re6 35. Ke1 h5 36. h3 Rf6 37. Kd2 Rf4 38. Qxe5+ Qxe5 39. Rxe5 Nf3+ 40. Ke3 Nxe5 41. Kxf4 Nd3+  0 – 1 (view game)

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GRENKE Chess Classic 2017 Round 4

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 20, 2017 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Aronian, Levon ARM 2774 3
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2817 2.5
3 Hou, Yifan CHN 2649 2.5
4 Naiditsch, Arkadij AZE 2702 2.5
5 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2838 2
6 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2803 2
7 Meier, Georg GER 2621 1
8 Bluebaum, Matthias GER 2634 0.5

Naiditsch, Arkadij (2702) – Meier, Georg (2621) [D02]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (4.1), 2017-04-19
1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bf4 c5 4. e3 Nc6 5. Nbd2 Bg4 6. c3 e6 7. Qb3 Qc8 8. h3 Bh5 9. g4 Bg6 10. Nh4 Be4 11. f3 Bg6 12. Be2 Be7 13. Bg3 a6 14. Kf2 b5 15. Qd1 Qd8 16. a4 b4 17. a5 c4 18. Nxg6 hxg6 19. h4 Bd6 20. f4 Rb8 21. Qc2 Rb5 22. h5 bxc3 23. bxc3 Qb8 24. hxg6 Rxh1 25. Rxh1 Rb2 26. Rh8+ Ke7 27. Rxb8 Rxc2 28. Rb7+ Nd7 29. gxf7 Rxd2 30. Bh4+ Kf8 31. Rxd7 Be7 32. Bxe7+ Nxe7 33. g5 Kxf7 34. Ra7 Rc2 35. Ke1 Rxc3 36. Kd2 Ra3 37. Bh5+ g6 38. Bxg6+ Kxg6 39. Rxe7 Ra2+ 40. Kc3 Ra3+ 41. Kd2 Ra2+ 42. Ke1 Kf5 43. Kf1 c3 44. Rc7 Rc2 45. g6 Kxg6 46. Ke1 Kf5 47. Kd1 Rd2+ 48. Kc1 Rd3 49. Kc2 Rxe3 50. Rc6 Rf3 51. Rxa6 Ke4 52. Rxe6+ Kxd4 53. a6 Rf2+ 54. Kb3 Rb2+ 55. Ka3 Rb1 56. Rc6 Kd3 57. a7 Ra1+ 58. Kb3 d4 59. Rc7 c2 60. Kb2 c1=Q+ 61. Rxc1 Rxa7 62. Rh1 Rc7 63. f5 Rc2+ 64. Kb3 Rf2 65. Rh3+ Ke4 66. Rh4+ Kd5 67. Rh8 Rxf5 68. Kc2 Ke4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2838) – Caruana, Fabiano (2817) [C42]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (4.2), 2017-04-19
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d3 Nf6 6. d4 d5 7. Bd3 Bd6 8. Qe2+ Be6 9. c4 dxc4 10. Bxc4 Qe7 11. O-O O-O 12. Nc3 h6 13. d5 Bg4 14. Qxe7 Bxe7 15. Nb5 Nbd7 16. Re1 Bc5 17. Bb3 Rac8 18. Bf4 Bxf3 19. gxf3 a6 20. Nxc7 Nh5 21. Ne6 Nxf4 22. Nxf4 Bd6 23. Nd3 Nc5 24. Nxc5 Rxc5 25. Rac1 Rxc1 26. Rxc1 Re8 27. Ba4 Rd8 28. Kg2 Kf8 29. Re1 g6 30. h3 Kg7 31. Re8 Rxe8 32. Bxe8 Kf6 33. Bd7 a5 34. a4 b6 35. b3 Ke7 36. Bc6 Kf6 37. Be8 Ke7 38. Bc6 Kf6 39. Be8 Ke7 40. Bc6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2803) – Hou, Yifan (2649) [C65]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (4.3), 2017-04-19
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 d5 6. Nbd2 dxe4 7. dxe4 O-O 8. O-O a5 9. Bxc6 bxc6 10. Nxe5 Ba6 11. Re1 Re8 12. Nxc6 Qd6 13. Nd4 Bxd4 14. cxd4 Qxd4 15. Nb3 Qxd1 16. Rxd1 a4 17. Nc5 Nxe4 18. Nxa6 Rxa6 19. Be3 h5 20. Rac1 c6 21. Kf1 Nf6 22. Bc5 Nd5 23. Rc4 Nc7 24. a3 Rb8 25. Rd2 Nd5 26. Ke1 f6 27. Kd1 Kf7 28. Kc2 Rb5 29. Kb1 g6 30. Ka2 Ke6 31. f3 Rb8 32. Re4+ Kf7 33. Rdd4 Rba8 34. Rc4 Ra5 35. Bf2 R5a6 36. Bc5 Ra5 37. g3 R5a6 38. h4 Ra5 39. Bf2 R5a6 40. Kb1 Rb8 41. Ka2 Rba8 42. g4 hxg4 43. fxg4 Re8 44. Rxe8 Kxe8 45. h5 Kf7 46. Be1 gxh5 47. gxh5 f5 48. Bd2 Nf6 49. Rc5 Ne4 50. Rxf5+ Ke6 51. Ra5 Rxa5 52. Bxa5 Kf6 53. b3 Kg5 54. Bb4 Kxh5 55. bxa4 Nf6 56. a5 Nd5 57. a6 Nc7 58. a7 Kg6 59. Ba5 Na8 60. Kb3 Kf7 61. Kc4 Ke7 62. Kc5 Kd7 63. Bb6 Kc8 64. Kxc6 Nc7 65. Bg1 Na8 66. Bh2 Nc7 67. Kb6 Na8+ 68. Ka6  1 – 0 (view game)

Bluebaum, Matthias (2634) – Aronian, Levon (2774) [D10]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (4.4), 2017-04-19
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 a6 5. Qc2 b5 6. b3 g6 7. Bd3 Bg7 8. Nf3 O-O 9. O-O Nbd7 10. Bb2 Bb7 11. h3 dxc4 12. bxc4 c5 13. Qe2 cxd4 14. exd4 bxc4 15. Bxc4 Nb6 16. Bb3 a5 17. a4 Nbd5 18. Nxd5 Nxd5 19. Bxd5 Bxd5 20. Ba3 Re8 21. Bc5 Bb7 22. Rfb1 Bxf3 23. Qxf3 Bxd4 24. Bxd4 Qxd4 25. Rd1 Qe5 26. Qd5 Qf6 27. Rac1 e6 28. Qc5 Red8 29. Qc7 h5 30. Rxd8+ Qxd8 31. Qe5 Qd7 32. Rc4 Qd3 33. Rd4 Qb1+ 34. Kh2 Qb8 35. Rd6 Qe8 36. Qb5 Qe7 37. Rd7 Qf6 38. Qb6 Rc8 39. Qd4 Qxd4 40. Rxd4 Rc2 41. Kg3 Kg7 42. h4 Kf6 43. Rf4+ Ke7 44. Rd4 Rc3+ 45. f3 Rc2 46. Kh3 Rb2  0 – 1 (view game)

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