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December 2017

Magnus Carlsen wins the World Blitz Chess Championships 2017

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 30, 2017 in Chess news

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) – Inarkiev, Ernesto (2689) [B20]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (1.1), 2017-12-29
1. e4 c5 2. a3 Nc6 3. b4 cxb4 4. axb4 Nxb4 5. d4 d5 6. c3 Nc6 7. exd5 Qxd5 8. Na3 Bf5 9. Nb5 Rc8 10. Nxa7 Nxa7 11. Rxa7 e5 12. Nf3 exd4 13. Nxd4 Bd7 14. Nb5 Qxd1+ 15. Kxd1 Bc6 16. Bd3 Bc5 17. Re1+ Ne7 18. Ba3 Bxa3 19. Rxa3 Rd8 20. Nd4 Kd7 21. Ra7 Rhe8 22. Kc2 Kc7 23. Rb1 Rb8 24. f3 Nd5 25. Nxc6 Kxc6 26. Bb5+ Kb6 27. Rxb7+  1 – 0 (view game)

Sjugirov, Sanan (2650) – Carlsen, Magnus (2837) [A07]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (2.1), 2017-12-29
1. Nf3 g6 2. g3 Bg7 3. Bg2 e5 4. d3 d5 5. O-O Ne7 6. e4 O-O 7. Nc3 dxe4 8. dxe4 c6 9. Be3 f6 10. Qe2 Be6 11. Rad1 Qe8 12. a4 Nd7 13. a5 Nc8 14. b3 Qe7 15. Na4 b5 16. axb6 axb6 17. c4 Qb4 18. Qc2 Rf7 19. Bd2 Qe7 20. Be3 Bf8 21. Rd3 Qe8 22. Rfd1 Rb8 23. h4 h5 24. Nc3 Kh7 25. Qd2 Rb7 26. Ne1 Be7 27. f4 Nc5 28. Bxc5 Bxc5+ 29. Kh2 Rbd7 30. Qe2 Bd4 31. f5 gxf5 32. exf5 Bxf5 33. Qxh5+ Kg7 34. Qxf5 Nd6 35. Qg4+ Kf8 36. Bxc6 Rg7 37. Bxd7 Rxd7 38. Rxd4 exd4 39. Qxd4 Qe6 40. Nf3 Qf5 41. Qf4 Qc2+ 42. Qd2 Qg6 43. Qf2 Ne4 44. Nxe4 Rxd1 45. Nc3 Rc1 46. Ne2 Rc2 47. Nfd4 Ra2 48. Qf3 Qf7 49. h5 Kg8 50. Kh3 Qd7+ 51. Qg4+ Qxg4+ 52. Kxg4 Rd2 53. Kf5 Kf7 54. g4 Rd3 55. b4 Ra3 56. c5 bxc5 57. bxc5 Ra5 58. Nb3 Ra2 59. Ned4 Rf2+ 60. Ke4 Rg2 61. Kf3 Ra2 62. c6 Ra4 63. Ke4 Ke7 64. Kd5 Ra8 65. Nf5+  1 – 0 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) – Kryvoruchko, Yuriy (2689) [A45]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (3.1), 2017-12-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 e6 3. e3 d5 4. Nf3 c5 5. c3 Nc6 6. Nbd2 Be7 7. Bd3 Nh5 8. Be5 f6 9. Bg3 g6 10. Qe2 Bd7 11. dxc5 Bxc5 12. e4 Nxg3 13. hxg3 dxe4 14. Bxe4 Kf7 15. O-O-O Qc7 16. Nc4 Rad8 17. Qd2 Bc8 18. Qh6 Rxd1+ 19. Rxd1 Kg8 20. g4 Bxf2 21. Bxc6 bxc6 22. g5 Qf4+ 23. Kb1 Qxc4 24. gxf6  1 – 0 (view game)

Anton Guijarro, David (2666) – Carlsen, Magnus (2837) [A04]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (4.1), 2017-12-29
1. Nf3 b6 2. g3 Bb7 3. Bg2 c5 4. O-O g6 5. d3 Bg7 6. e4 d6 7. c3 Nf6 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. Re1 Nc6 10. a3 Nd7 11. Nb3 b5 12. d4 a5 13. Be3 a4 14. Nbd2 Qb6 15. d5 Nce5 16. Nxe5 Nxe5 17. Qe2 Ba6 18. f4 b4 19. c4 Nd7 20. Rab1 Rab8 21. Bh3 Rfd8 22. Rf1 Qa5 23. e5 dxe5 24. Ne4 Nb6 25. Rbc1 bxa3 26. bxa3 Nxd5 27. Bf2 exf4 28. Nxc5 Ne3 29. Nxa6 Qxa6 30. Rfe1 Rb2 31. Qf3 Rdd2 32. Bxe3 fxe3 33. c5 Rf2 34. Qd5 e6 35. Qd8+ Bf8 36. c6 Rbc2 37. c7 Qc6 38. Rxc2 Rxc2 39. Rxe3 Qxc7 40. Qxc7 Rxc7 41. Re4 Ra7 42. Bf1 Bxa3  0 – 1 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) – Akobian, Varuzhan (2647) [A45]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (5.1), 2017-12-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 e6 3. e3 c5 4. c3 b6 5. Nf3 Be7 6. h3 O-O 7. Nbd2 cxd4 8. exd4 Bb7 9. Bd3 d6 10. O-O Nbd7 11. Qe2 a6 12. a4 Re8 13. Bh2 h6 14. Rfe1 Bf8 15. Nc4 Qc7 16. Ne3 Nd5 17. Nxd5 Bxd5 18. Bxa6 Bxf3 19. gxf3 Nf6 20. Bb5 Rec8 21. c4 Qb7 22. b4 g6 23. a5 bxa5 24. bxa5 Qa7 25. Qe3 Rd8 26. a6 Bg7 27. d5 exd5 28. Bc6 dxc4 29. Bxa8 Qxa8 30. Ra5 d5 31. Qb6 d4 32. a7 Rc8 33. Qb8 c3 34. Qxc8+ Qxc8  1 – 0 (view game)

Bortnyk, Olexandr (2610) – Carlsen, Magnus (2837) [B00]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (6.1), 2017-12-29
1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Nf6 4. Nc3 g6 5. Be2 Bg7 6. O-O O-O 7. d5 Nb8 8. Re1 c6 9. Bf1 Bg4 10. h3 Bxf3 11. Qxf3 Nbd7 12. Qd1 Rc8 13. Be3 a6 14. a4 Qa5 15. Qd2 Rfe8 16. b4 Qc7 17. Ra3 cxd5 18. exd5 Ne5 19. Rb3 Nc4 20. Bxc4 Qxc4 21. Bd4 Bh6 22. Be3 Bxe3 23. Rxe3 Qf4 24. Qd3 Rc7 25. b5 a5 26. b6 Rc5 27. Rb5 Nd7 28. Rxc5 Nxc5 29. Qb5 Ra8 30. Rxe7 Qc1+ 31. Kh2 Qxc2 32. Ne2 Qf5 33. Qc4 Qxf2 34. Nc3 Qf6 35. Re2 Nd7 36. Ne4 Qf4+ 37. g3 Qe5 38. Qb5 Rd8 39. Qxa5 Nc5 40. Nc3 Qd4 41. Nb5 Qxd5 42. Qb4 Qf3 43. Qd2 Nxa4 44. Rf2 Qc6 45. Qf4 Rf8 46. Qxa4 Qxb6 47. Rd2 d5 48. Nc3 Qe3 49. Qd4 Qxd4 50. Rxd4 Kg7 51. Rxd5 Rc8 52. Nb5 Rc2+ 53. Kg1 Rc1+ 54. Kf2 Rb1 55. h4 Rb2+ 56. Ke3 Rb3+ 57. Kf4 Rb4+ 58. Kf3 Rb3+ 59. Kf4 Rb4+ 60. Nd4 Kf6 61. Rd7 h6 62. g4 Kg7 63. g5 hxg5+ 64. hxg5 Ra4 65. Ke4 Rb4 66. Ke5 Rb6 67. Rc7 Kg8 68. Re7 Kg7 69. Rd7 Kg8 70. Rd6 Rb2 71. Rd8+ Kg7 72. Rd7 Rb6 73. Rc7 Kf8 74. Kd5 Kg8 75. Rd7 Rb1 76. Ke4 Re1+ 77. Kf4 Rb1 78. Nf3 Kg7 79. Ne5 Rf1+ 80. Kg4 Rg1+ 81. Kh4 Rh1+ 82. Kg3 Rg1+ 83. Kf4 Rf1+ 84. Nf3 Rb1 85. Rc7 Rb4+ 86. Ke3 Rb3+ 87. Ke4 Rb5 88. Nd4 Rb6 89. Kd5 Kg8 90. Nf3 Rb5+ 91. Ke4 Rb4+ 92. Nd4 Rb1 93. Nf3 Rb4+ 94. Ke5 Rb5+ 95. Ke4 Rb4+ 96. Nd4 Rb1 97. Ke5 Re1+ 98. Kf4 Rf1+ 99. Nf3 Rb1 100. Ne5 Rf1+ 101. Ke4 Rf5 102. Nf3 b5 103. Re7 Kg7 104. Rb7 Kg8 105. Rc7 Kg7 106. Nd4 Rf1 107. Rb7 Kg8 108. Rxb5 f6 109. Rb8+ Kf7 110. Rb7+ Kg8 111. gxf6 Rxf6 112. Ke5 Rf7 113. Rb6 Kh7 114. Ne6 Rf5+ 115. Ke4 Kh6 116. Nf4 Rg5 117. Ra6 Rg1 118. Ra8 Re1+ 119. Kf3 Rf1+ 120. Kg3 Rg1+ 121. Kf2 Rg4 122. Kf3 Rg1 123. Ne6 g5 124. Nd4 Kg6 125. Kf2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) – Wang, Hao (2709) [A45]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (7.1), 2017-12-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 e6 3. e3 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nd2 d5 6. Ngf3 Bd6 7. Bg3 O-O 8. Bb5 Be7 9. Bd3 b6 10. O-O Bb7 11. h3 Bd6 12. Bh4 Be7 13. Qb1 h6 14. a3 Nh5 15. Bxe7 Qxe7 16. Ne5 cxd4 17. Nxc6 Bxc6 18. cxd4 Nf6 19. Nf3 Rfc8 20. Qd1 Bb7 21. Qe2 Rc7 22. Rac1 Rac8 23. Rxc7 Qxc7 24. Nd2 Ne4 25. Nb1 Nd6 26. Nc3 Qe7 27. Rc1 g6 28. f3 e5 29. dxe5 Qxe5 30. Re1 Re8 31. Nd1 Bc8 32. Qd2 Bf5 33. Bf1 h5 34. Nf2 Nc4 35. Bxc4 dxc4 36. e4 Be6 37. f4 Qc5 38. f5 Bc8 39. Qh6 Bxf5 40. Qf4 Be6 41. Qf6 Qe7 42. Qxe7 Rxe7 43. Nd1 Rd7 44. Nc3 Rd2 45. Re2 Rxe2 46. Nxe2 Kg7 47. Kf2 Kf6 48. Ke3 Ke5 49. Ng1 b5 50. Nf3+ Kd6 51. Kd4 a5 52. h4 b4 53. axb4 axb4 54. Nd2 c3 55. bxc3 bxc3 56. Kxc3 Ke5 57. g3 f5 58. Nf3+ Kxe4 59. Ng5+ Ke5 60. Kd3 Bd5 61. Ke3 f4+ 62. Kf2 Kf5 63. Nh3 fxg3+ 64. Kxg3 Bb7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2782) – Carlsen, Magnus (2837) [B00]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (8.1), 2017-12-29
1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Nf6 4. d5 Nb8 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be2 Bg7 7. O-O O-O 8. Re1 c6 9. Bf4 b5 10. a3 a6 11. Qd2 Bb7 12. Rad1 Nbd7 13. dxc6 Bxc6 14. e5 dxe5 15. Nxe5 Nxe5 16. Bxe5 Qxd2 17. Rxd2 Rfd8 18. Rxd8+ Rxd8 19. Rd1 Rc8 20. Na2 Bb7 21. c3 Ne8 22. Bg3 Nf6 23. Be5 Ne4 24. Bxg7 Kxg7 25. Rd7 Nc5 26. Rxe7 Kf6 27. Re3 Rd8 28. c4 bxc4 29. Bxc4 Rd1+ 30. Bf1 Rd2 31. Re2 Rd1 32. Nc3 Rc1 33. f3 a5 34. Kf2 Ba6 35. Re1 Rc2+ 36. Kg3 Bxf1 37. Nd5+ Kg7 38. Rxf1 Rxb2 39. Rc1 Nd3 40. Rc3 Ne1 41. Ne3 Re2 42. f4 h5 43. h3 h4+ 44. Kg4 f5+ 45. Kg5 Kf7 46. a4 Nxg2 47. Nxg2 Rxg2+ 48. Kxh4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) – Grigoriants, Sergey (2561) [A22]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (9.1), 2017-12-29
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. e3 Bb4 4. Nge2 O-O 5. a3 Be7 6. d4 exd4 7. Qxd4 Nc6 8. Qd1 Ne5 9. Nf4 c6 10. Be2 Ng6 11. Nh5 Nxh5 12. Bxh5 d6 13. O-O Be6 14. b3 Bf6 15. Bb2 d5 16. cxd5 Bxd5 17. Qc2 Be6 18. Be2 a5 19. Na4 Bxb2 20. Qxb2 Qe7 21. Qc3 Rfd8 22. Nb6 Ra7 23. Rfd1 h6 24. Bc4 Bxc4 25. Nxc4 Qc7 26. h3 Raa8 27. a4 b5 28. Rxd8+ Qxd8 29. axb5 cxb5 30. Nxa5 Qd5 31. b4 Nh4 32. f3 Qg5 33. Ra2 Nxf3+ 34. Kh1 Ne5 35. Rd2 Qf5 36. Rd5 Qf1+ 37. Kh2 Nf3+ 38. Kg3 Ng5 39. Qd3 Qe1+ 40. Kh2 Qxb4 41. Nc6 Qe4 42. Rd8+ Rxd8 43. Qxd8+ Kh7 44. Ne7 Qe5+ 45. Kh1 Qa1+ 46. Kh2 Qe5+ 47. Kg1 Qa1+ 48. Kf2 Qf6+ 49. Ke2 Qb2+ 50. Kd3 Qb3+ 51. Ke2 Qb2+ 52. Ke1 Qc1+ 53. Kf2 Qb2+ 54. Kg1 Qa1+ 55. Kh2 Qe5+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Melkumyan, Hrant (2633) – Carlsen, Magnus (2837) [D13]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (10.1), 2017-12-29
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. cxd5 cxd5 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bf4 a6 7. e3 Bg4 8. Be2 e6 9. O-O Be7 10. Rc1 Nd7 11. h3 Bh5 12. Qb3 Qb6 13. Nd2 Bxe2 14. Nxe2 Qxb3 15. Nxb3 f6 16. a3 Kf7 17. Rc2 Nb6 18. Rfc1 Nc4 19. Bg3 g5 20. e4 Rhd8 21. exd5 exd5 22. Nc3 b5 23. Ne2 f5 24. Be5 a5 25. f4 a4 26. Nd2 N6a5 27. Nxc4 Nxc4 28. Nc3 Ra7 29. Nxb5 Rb7 30. Nc3 Nxb2 31. Rb1 Rc8 32. Rbxb2 Rxb2 33. Rxb2 Rxc3 34. Rb7 Ke6 35. Rb6+ Kd7 36. Rb7+ Kd8 37. Rb8+ Rc8 38. Rb5 Rc3 39. Rxd5+ Kc8 40. fxg5 Rxa3 41. Ra5 Bxg5 42. d5 Be3+ 43. Kf1 Ra2 44. d6 a3 45. Ra8+ Kd7 46. Ra6 Rf2+ 47. Ke1 a2 48. Ra3 Bc5 49. Ra5 Bb4+ 50. Kxf2 Bxa5 51. Ke2 Bb4 52. Kd3 Bxd6 53. Ba1 Ke6 54. Kc2 Be5 55. Bxe5 Kxe5 56. Kb2 Kf4  0 – 1 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) – Yu, Yangyi (2751) [C25]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (11.1), 2017-12-29
1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. f4 exf4 4. Nf3 Bb4 5. Nd5 Ba5 6. c3 Nge7 7. d4 O-O 8. Nxf4 d5 9. Bd3 dxe4 10. Bxe4 Bf5 11. Bxf5 Nxf5 12. O-O Bb6 13. Qd3 Nce7 14. g4 Nd6 15. Ng5 Ng6 16. Nxg6 fxg6 17. Bd2 Qd7 18. h3 c5 19. dxc5 Bxc5+ 20. Kh2 Qc6 21. Ne6 Rxf1 22. Rxf1 Ne4 23. Nxc5 Nxd2 24. Qxd2 Qxc5 25. Qf4 h6 26. Qe4 Qb6 27. Qe2 Rd8 28. Kg2 Kh7 29. Rf3 Qc6 30. Kg1 Rd6 31. a3 a5 32. Re3 a4 33. Re4 b5 34. Rd4 Re6 35. Qf2 Qe8 36. Kf1 Re3 37. Rd8 Qe4 38. Qg2 Re1+  0 – 1 (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2772) – Carlsen, Magnus (2837) [D37]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (12.1), 2017-12-30
1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. c5 Ne4 8. Qa4 Nxc3 9. bxc3 c6 10. Bd3 Re8 11. O-O Bf6 12. e4 e5 13. Nxe5 Bxe5 14. Bxe5 dxe4 15. Bxe4 Nxe5 16. dxe5 Rxe5 17. Rfe1 Qe7 18. f4 Qxc5+ 19. Kh1 Re7 20. Qc2 g6 21. h3 Bd7 22. Bf3 Rae8 23. Rxe7 Rxe7 24. Qd2 Qe3 25. Qd6 Qxc3 26. Rd1 Re1+ 27. Rxe1 Qxe1+ 28. Kh2 Qe8 29. h4 Be6 30. h5 Bxa2 31. Qd4 Qe7 32. Qxa7 Bd5 33. Bxd5 cxd5 34. hxg6 hxg6 35. Kg3 Qe1+ 36. Kh3 Qe6+ 37. Kg3 b6 38. Qb8+ Kg7 39. Qc7 Qe3+ 40. Kh2 b5 41. Qd6 d4 42. g3 d3 43. Qa3 Qd4  0 – 1 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) – Harikrishna, Pentala (2744) [E04]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (13.1), 2017-12-30
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 c5 6. O-O Nc6 7. dxc5 Qxd1 8. Rxd1 Bxc5 9. Nfd2 Na5 10. Na3 Bxa3 11. bxa3 Nd5 12. Ne4 O-O 13. Bd2 b6 14. Rac1 Ba6 15. Bxa5 bxa5 16. Nc5 Bb5 17. Bxd5 exd5 18. Rxd5 Rfd8 19. Rxd8+ Rxd8 20. Ne4 f5 21. Nc3 Bc6 22. f3 Kf7 23. Kf2 g5 24. Ke3 Rd6 25. Rd1 Re6+ 26. Kf2 Rh6 27. h4 gxh4 28. gxh4 Rxh4 29. Rd6 Be8 30. Kg2 a4 31. Ra6 Rd4 32. Rxa7+ Ke6 33. Rxh7 Rd2 34. Rc7 Rc2 35. Rxc4 Bb5 36. Rc5 Bxe2 37. Kg3 Bd3 38. Kf4 Kd6 39. Rd5+  1 – 0 (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2799) – Carlsen, Magnus (2837) [D37]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (14.1), 2017-12-30
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. Be5 Bf5 12. Be2 Bf6 13. O-O Be4 14. Rc1 Ne6 15. Bc3 Rc8 16. Qd2 Bxc3 17. Rxc3 Rxc3 18. Qxc3 Bxf3 19. Bxf3 d4 20. exd4 Nxd4 21. Rd1 Nxf3+ 22. Qxf3 Qe7 23. h3 h6 24. b4 Rc8 25. g3 b6 26. h4 Qe6 27. Kg2 Re8 28. Rd3 Qe7 29. Qd5 Qc7 30. Qd7 Re7 31. Qd5 Re8 32. b5 Qe5 33. Qd7 Qe4+ 34. Kg1 Re5 35. Rd1 Qf3 36. a4 Re4 37. Qd8+ Kh7 38. Qd5 Re1+  0 – 1 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) – Karjakin, Sergey (2760) [C65]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (15.1), 2017-12-30
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nc3 O-O 7. Be3 Bd6 8. Bg5 Re8 9. h3 c5 10. Nd5 Be7 11. Nxe7+ Qxe7 12. O-O h6 13. Be3 Nd7 14. Nd2 Nb8 15. f4 exf4 16. Rxf4 Nc6 17. Qh5 b6 18. Raf1 Rf8 19. Nf3 Be6 20. Rh4 f6 21. Qg6 Qf7 22. Qg3 Nb4 23. Bxh6 Nxc2 24. Ne5 fxe5 25. Rxf7 Rxf7 26. Qg6 Bxa2 27. Bg5 Rff8 28. Rh7 Rf7 29. Bf6  1 – 0 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [A04]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (16.1), 2017-12-30
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. e3 Nf6 5. Be2 d5 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. O-O Be7 8. Bb5 Nxc3 9. dxc3 Qxd1 10. Rxd1 f6 11. e4 Be6 12. Be3 Kf7 13. Nd2 Na5 14. Kf1 Rhd8 15. Be2 a6 16. h3 Rd7 17. Bg4 Rad8 18. Ke2 g6 19. Bxe6+ Kxe6 20. b3 f5 21. f3 b5 22. Rab1 Rd3 23. Rbc1 R8d7 24. Nf1 Rxd1 25. Rxd1 Rxd1 26. Kxd1 c4 27. Nd2 cxb3 28. axb3 Nb7 29. b4 a5 30. bxa5 Nxa5 31. Kc2 Nc4 32. Nxc4 bxc4 33. g4 f4 34. Bf2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Petrosian, Tigran L. (2601) – Carlsen, Magnus (2837) [A04]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (17.1), 2017-12-30
1. Nf3 c5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. O-O Nc6 5. e4 d6 6. d3 e5 7. c3 Nge7 8. a3 O-O 9. b4 a6 10. Nbd2 Be6 11. Ng5 Bd7 12. Nc4 h6 13. Nxd6 hxg5 14. Nxb7 Qc8 15. Nxc5 g4 16. Bg5 Re8 17. Qb3 Nd8 18. Be3 Ne6 19. Rfd1 Nxc5 20. Bxc5 Be6 21. Qa4 Nc6 22. d4 Bc4 23. d5 Nb8 24. Bf1 Bxf1 25. Rxf1 Nd7 26. Be3 Nf6 27. Qb3 Nxe4 28. c4 Qf5 29. Rac1 Bf6 30. c5 Kg7 31. f3 Ng5 32. Bxg5 Bxg5 33. Rce1 gxf3 34. Rxf3 Qd7 35. d6 e4 36. Qc3+ Kg8 37. Rf2 e3 38. Rf3 Qc6 39. Kg2 Qd5 40. Re2 a5 41. h4 axb4 42. axb4 Ra2 43. Qe1 Rxe2+ 44. Qxe2 Ra8 45. Kh3 Ra2 46. Qf1 e2 47. Qf2 Qe6+  0 – 1 (view game)

Ding, Liren (2777) – Carlsen, Magnus (2837) [E01]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (18.1), 2017-12-30
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Bb4+ 5. Nd2 O-O 6. Nf3 b6 7. O-O Bb7 8. b3 c5 9. Bb2 Nbd7 10. a3 Bxd2 11. Nxd2 cxd4 12. Bxd4 Rc8 13. b4 Qe7 14. Rc1 Rfd8 15. Qb3 dxc4 16. Nxc4 Bxg2 17. Kxg2 e5 18. Bb2 Qe6 19. Rfd1 Nf8 20. Rxd8 Rxd8 21. Qf3 Rc8 22. Ne3 Rxc1 23. Bxc1 e4 24. Qf4 Qa2 25. Qc7 Qxe2 26. Qxa7 h5 27. Qxb6 h4 28. Qc6 Ng4 29. Nxg4 Qxg4 30. Qc4 h3+ 31. Kg1 Ng6 32. Be3 Ne5 33. Qf1 Nf3+ 34. Kh1 Ne5 35. b5 Nc4 36. Kg1 Nxe3 37. fxe3 Qe6 38. a4 Qb3 39. Qe1 Qxa4 40. Qb1 Qa5 41. b6 Qd2 42. Qf1 Qxe3+ 43. Qf2 Qc1+ 44. Qf1 Qc5+ 45. Qf2 e3 46. Qe2 Qxb6 47. Kf1 Qb1+ 48. Qe1 Qe4 49. Ke2 Qg2+ 50. Kxe3 Qxh2 51. Kf4 Qc2 52. g4 Qc7+ 53. Kf3 Qc6+ 54. Kg3 Qg2+ 55. Kf4 h2  0 – 1 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) – Artemiev, Vladislav (2691) [D71]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (19.1), 2017-12-30
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Nf3 Nb6 7. Nc3 Nc6 8. e3 O-O 9. O-O Bd7 10. b3 Qc8 11. Bb2 Bh3 12. Qe2 Bxg2 13. Kxg2 a5 14. Ne4 a4 15. Rac1 Rd8 16. Rfd1 Rd5 17. h3 Rh5 18. g4 Rd5 19. Nc5 axb3 20. axb3 Ra2 21. Ra1 Rxa1 22. Bxa1 Nd7 23. e4 Rd6 24. Nxd7 Rxd7 25. d5 Nb8 26. Bxg7 Kxg7 27. Qb2+ Kg8 28. Ra1 Rd6 29. b4 e6 30. dxe6 Rxe6 31. Ng5 Ra6 32. Qb3 Qe8 33. Rd1 Rd6 34. Rxd6 cxd6 35. Qd5 Qe7 36. b5 b6 37. Qa8 Qc7 38. Nf3 Kg7 39. Qa1+ Kg8 40. Qf6 Qd7 41. Nd4 Qe8 42. Qxd6 Qxe4+ 43. Nf3 Qb7 44. h4 Nd7 45. Qc6 Qa7 46. Qc8+ Kg7 47. Qc3+ Kg8 48. h5 gxh5 49. gxh5 h6 50. Qc6 Kh7 51. Nd4 Nc5 52. Nf5 Ne6 53. Qc1 Qb7+ 54. f3 Ng5 55. Qc6 Qxc6 56. bxc6 Ne6 57. Kf2 b5 58. Ke3 f6 59. Kd2 Kg8 60. Kc3 Kf8 61. Kb4 Nc7 62. Nxh6 Ke7 63. Nf5+ Kf7 64. Kc5 Kf8 65. Nd4  1 – 0 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) – Korobov, Anton (2652) [A46]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (20.1), 2017-12-30
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bg5 c5 4. c3 h6 5. Bh4 b6 6. e3 Bb7 7. Nbd2 Be7 8. Bd3 Nc6 9. a3 O-O 10. O-O cxd4 11. cxd4 Rc8 12. Qe2 Nh5 13. Bxe7 Qxe7 14. Rac1 Nf6 15. Rc2 Nb8 16. Rfc1 Rxc2 17. Rxc2 Rc8 18. Rxc8+ Bxc8 19. e4 Bb7 20. e5 Nh7 21. Nc4 Nf8 22. Nd6 Bxf3 23. Qxf3 Nc6 24. Qe4 f5 25. Qe3 Qh4 26. f4 g5 27. g3 gxf4 28. gxf4 Ng6 29. Qg3 Kh7 30. d5 Nce7 31. dxe6 dxe6 32. Qxh4 Nxh4 33. Bc4 Nhg6 34. Bxe6 Nxf4 35. Bxf5+ Nxf5 36. Nxf5 Kg6 37. Nd6 Nd3 38. Nc8 Nxe5 39. Nxa7 Nc4 40. Nc8 b5 41. Na7 Nxb2 42. Nxb5 Kf5 43. Kg2 h5 44. Kg3 Kg5 45. Nc3 Nc4 46. a4 Na5 47. Ne4+ Kg6 48. Kf4 Nc4 49. Nc5 Na5 50. h4 Kf6 51. Ne4+ Kg6 52. Ng3 Nb7 53. Ke3 Nd6 54. Kd4 Nb7 55. Kc4 Kf6 56. Kb4 Ke5 57. Nxh5 Kf5 58. Ng3+  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2805) – Carlsen, Magnus (2837) [D37]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (21.1), 2017-12-30
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 a6 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 Be6 7. e3 Nbd7 8. Bd3 Bd6 9. Bf4 Qe7 10. O-O O-O 11. h3 Rfe8 12. Qc2  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Viswanathan Anand wins the World Rapid Chess Championships 2017

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 28, 2017 in Chess news

Akobian, Varuzhan (2647) – Anand, Viswanathan (2782) [E36]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (1.12), 2017-12-26
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 dxc4 7. Qxc4 b6 8. Nf3 Ba6 9. Qa4+ Qd7 10. Qc2 Qc6 11. Qxc6+ Nxc6 12. Bf4 O-O-O 13. Rc1 Kb7 14. g3 Rhe8 15. Bg2 Nd5 16. Bd2 e5 17. dxe5 Nxe5 18. Nxe5 Rxe5 19. e3 Kb8 20. Bc3 Nxc3 21. Rxc3 Re6 22. Bf3 Red6 23. Rc2 c5 24. Be2 Bb7 25. f3 Bc6 26. b3 Bd5 27. Rb2 c4 28. bxc4 Bxc4 29. O-O Bxe2 30. Rxe2 Rd3 31. Ra1 Rd1+ 32. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 33. Kg2 Ra1 34. e4 Rxa3 35. f4 Rc3 36. e5 Kc8 37. Rd2 b5 38. Rd5 b4 39. Rb5 b3 40. f5 a6 41. Rb6 Kc7 42. Rb4 a5  0 – 1 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2782) – Leko, Peter (2691) [C50]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (2.7), 2017-12-26
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. h3 d6 7. c3 a6 8. a4 Ba7 9. Nbd2 Ne7 10. Re1 c6 11. Bb3 Ng6 12. Bc2 Re8 13. d4 Nh5 14. Nf1 Nhf4 15. Ng3 exd4 16. cxd4 d5 17. e5 c5 18. Bxg6 Nxg6 19. Bg5 Ne7 20. Qd2 h6 21. Bf6 Kh7 22. Ng5+ Kg8 23. Nh5 gxf6 24. Nxf7 Kxf7 25. Qxh6 Nf5 26. Qh7+ Kf8 27. exf6 Be6 28. Nf4 Qxf6 29. Ng6+ Qxg6 30. Qxg6 Ng7 31. Re3 Re7 32. Rae1 Rae8 33. Rg3 Rf7 34. h4 Bb8 35. Rge3 Rfe7 36. dxc5 Bf7 37. Qf6 Rxe3 38. Rxe3 Rxe3 39. fxe3 Bc7 40. g4 Ne8 41. Qh8+ Bg8 42. h5 Bd8 43. Qh6+ Ng7 44. Qd6+ Be7 45. Qb8+ Ne8 46. b4 a5 47. Qxb7 axb4 48. Qxb4 Nf6 49. Qf4 Ke8 50. c6 Be6 51. h6  1 – 0 (view game)

Sargissian, Gabriel (2672) – Anand, Viswanathan (2782) [E10]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (3.5), 2017-12-26
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 d5 4. e3 Be7 5. b3 O-O 6. Bb2 c5 7. Bd3 cxd4 8. exd4 b6 9. O-O Nc6 10. Nbd2 Bb7 11. Rc1 Rc8 12. Qe2 Re8 13. Rfe1 Bf8 14. h3 g6 15. Qe3 Bg7 16. a3 Nd7 17. cxd5 exd5 18. Qxe8+ Qxe8 19. Rxe8+ Rxe8 20. b4 Nf8 21. Ne5 Rc8 22. Nxc6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2782) – Demchenko, Anton (2660) [B69]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (4.5), 2017-12-26
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 Bd7 9. f4 Be7 10. Nf3 b5 11. Bxf6 gxf6 12. Kb1 b4 13. Ne2 h5 14. f5 e5 15. Rg1 Qb6 16. g4 Qf2 17. Qd3 hxg4 18. Rxg4 Nd8 19. Rg2 Qc5 20. Ng3 a5 21. Nd2 Nb7 22. Qf3 a4 23. Bc4 Rc8 24. Rc1 Bf8 25. Nh5 Ke7 26. Qg4 Bh6 27. Nxf6 Bxd2 28. Nd5+ Ke8 29. Qg8+  1 – 0 (view game)

Cheparinov, Ivan (2710) – Anand, Viswanathan (2782) [E04]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (5.3), 2017-12-26
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 c5 6. O-O Nc6 7. dxc5 Qxd1 8. Rxd1 Bxc5 9. Nbd2 c3 10. bxc3 O-O 11. Nb3 Be7 12. c4 Bd7 13. Bb2 Rfd8 14. Nfd4 Rac8 15. Nb5 b6 16. Nd6 Bxd6 17. Rxd6 Be8 18. Rxd8 Nxd8 19. Rc1 Bc6 20. c5 Bxg2 21. Kxg2 Nd7 22. cxb6 Rxc1 23. Bxc1 axb6 24. f4 f5 25. Kf3 Nc6 26. e4 Nf6 27. exf5 exf5 28. a4 Kf7 29. Bd2 g6 30. a5 bxa5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2782) – Ponkratov, Pavel (2613) [C55]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (6.4), 2017-12-27
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 h6 5. O-O d6 6. c3 g6 7. Re1 Bg7 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. Bb3 Re8 10. Nf1 Be6 11. h3 d5 12. Ng3 Qd7 13. Ba4 Nh7 14. d4 exd4 15. Nxd4 Rad8 16. Be3 dxe4 17. Nxc6 bxc6 18. Nxe4 Bd5 19. Nc5 Qe7 20. Nb7 Rb8 21. Na5 Rxb2 22. Nxc6 Bxc6 23. Bxc6 Rd8 24. Qa4 Bxc3 25. Red1 Rb4 26. Rxd8+ Qxd8 27. Rd1 Qf6 28. Qa6 Bd4 29. a3 Bxe3 30. axb4 Qxf2+ 31. Kh1 Kg7 32. Qf1 Qxf1+ 33. Rxf1  ½ – ½ (view game)

McShane, Luke J (2640) – Anand, Viswanathan (2782) [B40]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (7.4), 2017-12-27
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 Nf6 5. Qe2 d5 6. exd5 Nxd5 7. O-O Be7 8. Rd1 Qb6 9. Na3 O-O 10. Nc4 Qa6 11. d3 Rd8 12. Nce5 Nxe5 13. Nxe5 f6 14. Nc4 b5 15. Ne3 Bb7 16. Re1 Nc7 17. Bd2 Bxg2 18. Nxg2 e5 19. f4 Bd6 20. fxe5 Bxe5 21. Bf4 Bd4+ 22. Kh1 Nd5 23. c3 Nxc3 24. bxc3 Bxc3 25. Qg4 Bxa1 26. Rxa1 Rxd3 27. Re1 Qc8 28. Qh5 Qd7 29. Qxc5 Rd1 30. h4 Rxe1+ 31. Nxe1 Rc8 32. Qf2 b4 33. Kh2 a5 34. Ng2 a4 35. Qb6 Rc2 36. Qxb4 Qd5 37. Qb8+ Kf7 38. Qa7+ Kg6 39. Qg1 h5 40. a3 Qf3 41. Bd6 Kh7 42. Bb4 Rf2 43. Bc5 Rc2 44. Bb4 Rf2 45. Bc5 Rf1 46. Qd4 Rd1 47. Qf4 Qd5 48. Bb4 Rb1 49. Qf2 Qe4 50. Qf4 Qe6 51. Qf3 Qh3+ 52. Kxh3 Rh1#  0 – 1 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2782) – Fedoseev, Vladimir3 (2718) [C65]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (8.2), 2017-12-27
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Nbd2 Nd4 6. Nxd4 Bxd4 7. c3 Bb6 8. d4 exd4 9. e5 Nd5 10. cxd4 O-O 11. O-O d6 12. Ne4 Bf5 13. Qf3 Bg6 14. exd6 Bxe4 15. Qxe4 Qxd6 16. Bc4 c6 17. Bxd5 cxd5 18. Qd3 Rac8 19. Be3 Rc6 20. Rac1 Rfc8 21. Rxc6 Qxc6 22. g3 Qe6 23. Bd2 Qe4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) – Anand, Viswanathan (2782) [E49]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (9.1), 2017-12-27
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 d5 6. a3 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 dxc4 8. Bxc4 c5 9. Nf3 Qc7 10. Be2 b6 11. Bb2 Bb7 12. O-O Nbd7 13. c4 Rac8 14. Rc1 Rfd8 15. Qb3 Ng4 16. g3 Ngf6 17. Rfd1 Ne4 18. Ne1 Nd6 19. d5 exd5 20. cxd5 c4 21. Qc2 b5 22. Ng2 Nc5 23. Nf4 Qe7 24. Bg4 Rc7 25. Qc3 f5 26. Bf3 Rcd7 27. Qb4 Nb3 28. Ne6 Nxc1 29. Rxc1 Nc8 30. Qxb5 Rxd5 31. Bxd5 Rxd5 32. Qb4 Nd6 33. Nc5 Rxc5 34. Qxc5 Qe4  0 – 1 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2782) – Wang, Hao (2709) [C67]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (10.3), 2017-12-27
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. Nc3 Ne8 10. Nd5 Bd6 11. Re1 c6 12. Ne3 Be7 13. c4 Nc7 14. d4 d5 15. cxd5 Bb4 16. Bd2 Bxd2 17. Qxd2 Nxd5 18. Nxd5 Qxd5 19. Re5 Qd6 20. Bc4 Bd7 21. Rae1 b5 22. Bb3 a5 23. a3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Svidler, Peter (2765) – Anand, Viswanathan (2782) [B17]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (11.3), 2017-12-28
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Nf3 Ngf6 6. Nxf6+ Nxf6 7. Bc4 Bf5 8. O-O e6 9. Bf4 Bd6 10. Bxd6 Qxd6 11. c3 O-O 12. Qe2 Rfd8 13. Ne5 Nd7 14. Nxd7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2782) – Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2729) [B90]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (12.3), 2017-12-28
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. a3 e5 7. Nf3 Be7 8. Bc4 O-O 9. Bg5 Be6 10. Bxf6 Bxc4 11. Bxe7 Qxe7 12. Nd2 Be6 13. Nf1 Nd7 14. Ne3 Nf6 15. O-O Rac8 16. Qd3 Rc6 17. Rfd1 Rfc8 18. f3 g6 19. Kh1 Kg7 20. Qd2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Onischuk, Vladimir (2637) – Anand, Viswanathan (2782) [C50]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (13.3), 2017-12-28
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. O-O O-O 6. Nbd2 d6 7. c3 a6 8. Bb3 Ba7 9. h3 Re8 10. Re1 Be6 11. Bc2 h6 12. Nf1 d5 13. exd5 Bxd5 14. Ng3 Qd7 15. Ne4 Nxe4 16. dxe4 Be6 17. Qxd7 Bxd7 18. a4 f6 19. Nd2 Be6 20. Bb3 Kf7 21. Bxe6+ Kxe6 22. Nc4 Rad8 23. Kf1 Rd7 24. Ke2 Red8 25. a5 h5 26. b4 Ne7 27. Ra2 Nc8 28. Rd2 Nd6 29. Nxd6 Rxd6 30. Red1 c6 31. Rxd6+ Rxd6 32. Rxd6+ Kxd6 33. f3 b5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2782) – Grischuk, Alexander (2772) [C65]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (14.2), 2017-12-28
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Nbd2 d6 6. c3 O-O 7. O-O a6 8. Bxc6 bxc6 9. d4 exd4 10. cxd4 Bb6 11. Qc2 c5 12. d5 Re8 13. b3 Bg4 14. Bb2 Bh5 15. Rae1 Bg6 16. Bxf6 Qxf6 17. Nc4 Ba7 18. Qd3 h6 19. Re3 Rad8 20. g3 Bh7 21. Rfe1 g5 22. Qe2 Kg7 23. Rd1 Qg6 24. Re1 Qf6 25. Kg2 g4 26. Nh4 Qg5 27. f4 gxf3+ 28. Qxf3 Qf6 29. Qe2 Qg5 30. Rf1 Kg8 31. Nf5 Rxe4 32. Nxh6+ Qxh6 33. Rxe4 Bxe4+ 34. Qxe4 Kf8 35. Re1 Qf6 36. Re2 Bb6 37. h4 Kg7 38. Rf2 Qg6 39. Rf5 Kf8 40. h5 Qh7 41. g4 Re8 42. Qf3 Kg8 43. Kh3 Re1 44. Qf4 Kf8 45. Qg5 Qh8 46. Rf3 Qg7 47. Qxg7+ Kxg7 48. g5 Rd1 49. Ne3 Rh1+ 50. Kg4 c4 51. Nf5+ Kf8 52. bxc4 Rg1+ 53. Rg3 Rc1 54. g6 fxg6 55. hxg6 Rxc4+ 56. Kh5 Bd4 57. Rg4  1 – 0 (view game)

Bu, Xiangzhi (2730) – Anand, Viswanathan (2782) [D55]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (15.2), 2017-12-28
1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. e3 Nbd7 8. Rc1 c5 9. cxd5 Nxd5 10. Bxe7 Nxe7 11. Be2  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Fabiano Caruana wins the London Chess Classic 2017

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 11, 2017 in Chess news

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2799 6
2 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2729 6
3 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2837 5
4 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 5
5 So, Wesley USA 2788 5
6 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2781 4.5
7 Aronian, Levon ARM 2805 4
8 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2760 3.5
9 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2782 3
10 Adams, Michael ENG 2715 3

Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2729) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [A33]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (9.1), 2017-12-11
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Bf4 d5 7. e3 Bb4 8. Be2 Bd7 9. Nb5 e5 10. Bg5 a6 11. a3 axb5 12. axb4 Rxa1 13. Qxa1 dxc4 14. O-O O-O 15. Rd1 Qe7 16. Nd5 Qe6 17. Nc7 Qe7 18. Nd5 Qe6 19. Nc7 Qe7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2805) – Carlsen, Magnus (2837) [A40]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (9.2), 2017-12-11
1. d4 e6 2. Nf3 c5 3. g3 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Qb6 5. Bg2 Bc5 6. e3 d5 7. Qg4 Bf8 8. O-O Nf6 9. Qe2 e5 10. Qb5+ Bd7 11. Qxb6 axb6 12. Nb3 Nc6 13. Bd2 Bd6 14. Nc3 Ne7 15. a4 O-O 16. Nb5 Bxb5 17. axb5 Rac8 18. Bc3 h5 19. Rfd1 Rfd8 20. Nd2 h4 21. Nf3 hxg3 22. hxg3 e4 23. Ng5 Ng6 24. Ra7 Rb8 25. Bd4 Bc5 26. Bxc5 bxc5 27. c4 Ne7 28. cxd5 Nc8 29. Ra4 Nb6 30. Ra3 Nc4 31. Rc3 Nd6 32. Rxc5 Ra8 33. Bh3 Re8 34. Rc7 Kf8 35. b6 Re5 36. Ne6+ fxe6 37. dxe6 Nfe8 38. Rd7 Raa5 39. b4 Rad5 40. Ra1 Rb5 41. Ra8 Rxb6 42. Bg4 Rd5 43. Kg2 Rxb4 44. Ra1 Rbb5 45. Be2 Rb2 46. Bg4 Rdd2 47. Kh3 Rxf2 48. Kh4 Rh2+ 49. Bh3 g5+ 50. Kh5 Rxh3+ 51. Kg6 Rf2 52. e7+ Kg8 53. Rxd6 Rh7  0 – 1 (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2799) – Adams, Michael (2715) [A29]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (9.3), 2017-12-11
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Bc5 7. O-O O-O 8. d3 Re8 9. Ng5 Nf6 10. Qb3 Qe7 11. Nd5 Nxd5 12. Bxd5 Nd8 13. Qc4 Bd4 14. Bg2 h6 15. Nf3 Nc6 16. Be3 Bxe3 17. fxe3 e4 18. dxe4 a5 19. a3 Ra6 20. Rac1 Rb6 21. Rc2 Be6 22. Qc3 Rb3 23. Qd2 Rd8 24. Qc1 a4 25. Rc5 Rd7 26. h3 Qd8 27. g4 g6 28. Kh1 Kg7 29. e5 Bd5 30. Kg1 Be6 31. Kf2 Qe7 32. Kg1 Rd5 33. Rc4 Ra5 34. Rc2 Bd5 35. Nd4 Nxd4 36. exd4 Rg3 37. Rf3 Bxf3 38. exf3 c6 39. Kh2 Rxg2+ 40. Kxg2 Rd5 41. Rc4 c5 42. Rxc5 Rxd4 43. Qc3 Qd8 44. Rc8 Qb6 45. Re8 g5 46. Re7 Kg8 47. e6 fxe6 48. Qc2 Kf8 49. Rh7 Qc6 50. Qxc6 bxc6 51. Rxh6 Kf7 52. Kg3 Rd2 53. Rh7+ Kf6 54. Rb7 Ke5 55. h4 gxh4+ 56. Kxh4 Kf4 57. Rf7+ Ke3 58. Kg3 Rd1 59. g5 Rg1+ 60. Kh4 Rg2 61. Rf6 e5 62. g6 Rxb2 63. Kg5 Rg2+ 64. Kh6 Rh2+ 65. Kg7 c5 66. Kf7 c4 67. g7 Rh7 68. Ra6  1 – 0 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2782) – So, Wesley (2788) [C50]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (9.4), 2017-12-11
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. a4 h6 7. c3 a5 8. Nbd2 d6 9. h3 Be6 10. Re1 Bxc4 11. Nxc4 Re8 12. Be3 Bxe3 13. Nxe3 Qd7 14. Qb3 Ne7 15. Nc4 Ng6 16. Rad1 b6 17. Qc2 d5 18. exd5 Qxd5 19. b3 Rad8 20. d4 exd4 21. Rxd4 Rxe1+ 22. Nxe1 Qa8 23. Rxd8+ Qxd8 24. Qd3 Qe7 25. Nc2 Nf4 26. Qd2 N6d5 27. Kf1 Nxc3 28. N4e3 Ne4 29. Qd4 c5 30. Qd1 Qf6 31. Ng4 Qc3 32. Nce3 h5 33. Nh2 Qb2  0 – 1 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2760) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2781) [D37]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (9.5), 2017-12-11
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. a3 Nc6 11. Bd3 Bb6 12. O-O Qf6 13. b4 h6 14. b5 Nd4 15. h3 g5 16. Nxd4 gxf4 17. Qf3 Bxd4 18. exd4 Be6 19. Rfe1 Kh8 20. Re5 Rg8 21. Rae1 Rg7 22. g4 Rag8 23. Kf1 Rg5 24. Bc2 Rc8 25. Qd3 Kg8 26. Bd1 Kg7 27. Bf3 b6 28. Kg2 Rh8 29. Qd2 Rc8 30. Qd3 Rh8 31. Qd2 Rc8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2729) – Caruana, Fabiano (2799) [A07]
9th London Classic TB London ENG (1), 2017-12-11
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. O-O e5 5. d3 Ne7 6. e4 O-O 7. exd5 Nxd5 8. Re1 Nc6 9. Nc3 Nde7 10. Rb1 a5 11. a3 a4 12. Re4 Nd5 13. Bd2 Bf5 14. Re1 Nb6 15. Qc1 Re8 16. Bh6 f6 17. Ne4 Qe7 18. h4 Bg4 19. Nh2 Be6 20. Be3 Nd7 21. Nc3 Qf7 22. Nb5 Nf8 23. c4 Red8 24. Qc2 Rd7 25. Nc3 Bf5 26. Bd5 Rxd5 27. cxd5 Ne7 28. g4 Bd7 29. d4 Nxd5 30. dxe5 Bc6 31. Ne4 fxe5 32. Ng5 Qf6 33. Rbd1 h6 34. Ne4 Qf7 35. g5 h5 36. Qc4 Re8 37. Nf1 Re7 38. Nfg3 Rd7 39. Nc3 Qe6 40. Rd2 Kf7 41. Red1 Nxe3 42. Rxd7+ Nxd7 43. Qxe6+ Kxe6 44. fxe3 Bf8 45. Nge4 Be7 46. Kf2 Nb6 47. Nd2 Nd7 48. Nc4 b6 49. Nd2 Nc5 50. Ke2 Bb7 51. e4 Ba6+ 52. Kf3 Bd6 53. Nf1 Bc4 54. Ne3 Bb3 55. Rd2 c6 56. Nf1 Ke7 57. Ng3 Ne6 58. Nge2 b5 59. Nd1 Bc5 60. Ne3 Bb6 61. Nc1 Nd4+ 62. Kg3 Be6 63. Rd3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2799) – Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2729) [B23]
9th London Classic TB London ENG (2), 2017-12-11
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Nge2 Nf6 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. d3 Nc6 7. a3 Rb8 8. Rb1 O-O 9. O-O b5 10. b4 a6 11. h3 Nd7 12. Be3 Bb7 13. Qd2 Nd4 14. f4 e6 15. Bf2 f5 16. Nxd4 cxd4 17. Ne2 e5 18. c3 fxe4 19. dxe4 Nf6 20. cxd4 Nxe4 21. Qd3 Nxf2 22. Rxf2 Qb6 23. Rd1 Kh8 24. Bxb7 Rxb7 25. dxe5 dxe5 26. Qd6 Qa7 27. Rd5 Rbf7 28. Qc5 Qb7 29. Rd1 Rc7 30. Qe3 Rcf7 31. Rdf1 Qc7 32. fxe5 Rxf2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2729) – Caruana, Fabiano (2799) [A05]
9th London Classic TB London ENG (3), 2017-12-11
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. O-O O-O 5. c4 c6 6. b3 d6 7. d4 e5 8. dxe5 dxe5 9. Bb2 e4 10. Qxd8 Rxd8 11. Ng5 Bf5 12. Nc3 h6 13. Ncxe4 Nxe4 14. Bxg7 hxg5 15. Be5 Nd7 16. Bc7 Rdc8 17. Ba5 b6 18. Be1 g4 19. Rd1 Re8 20. f3 gxf3 21. exf3 Nec5 22. Bc3 Re2 23. g4 Be6 24. Rf2 Rxf2 25. Kxf2 a5 26. h4 f6 27. Rd6 Rc8 28. a3 Kf7 29. b4 axb4 30. axb4 Na4 31. Be1 Nb2 32. Bf1 Ne5 33. c5 bxc5 34. bxc5 Bc4 35. Bc3 Bxf1 36. Bxb2 Nd3+ 37. Kxf1 Nxb2 38. Rd4 Re8 39. Kf2 Re5 40. Rd7+ Re7 41. Rd4 Re5 42. Rd7+ Kf8 43. Rd6 Ke7 44. Rxc6 Rxc5 45. Rb6 Nd3+ 46. Ke3 Ne5 47. Rb7+ Ke6 48. Rb6+ Rc6 49. Rb3 Rd6 50. Ke4 Rc6 51. Ke3 Ra6 52. Kf2 g5 53. Kg3 gxh4+ 54. Kxh4 Ra1 55. Rb6+ Kf7 56. Rb3 Rg1 57. Kh3 Kg6 58. Kh2 Rd1 59. Kg3 Rd3 60. Rxd3 Nxd3 61. f4 Nc5 62. Kf3 Kf7 63. Kg3 Ke6 64. Kh4 Nd3 65. f5+ Ke5 66. g5 fxg5+ 67. Kxg5 Nf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2799) – Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2729) [B52]
9th London Classic TB London ENG (4), 2017-12-11
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. a4 Nc6 5. O-O g6 6. c3 Nf6 7. d4 cxd4 8. cxd4 Bg7 9. Nc3 O-O 10. h3 a6 11. Bc4 Rc8 12. Re1 Ne8 13. Bb3 Na5 14. Ba2 Nc4 15. Qd3 b5 16. axb5 axb5 17. b3 Na5 18. Nxb5 Qb6 19. Na3 Nc6 20. Nc2 Nc7 21. Be3 Qb5 22. Qd2 d5 23. e5 Bf5 24. Rec1 Ne6 25. Nce1 Be4 26. Nh2 Nb4 27. Rxc8 Rxc8 28. Bb1 h5 29. Nhf3 Nc6 30. Bc2 Bxc2 31. Qxc2 Rb8 32. Nd3 Bf8 33. Rb1 Ng7 34. Nc5 Nf5 35. e6 Bg7 36. exf7+ Kxf7 37. Nd7 Ncxd4 38. Nde5+ Bxe5 39. Nxe5+ Ke6 40. Bxd4 Nxd4 41. Qxg6+ Kxe5 42. Re1+ Ne2+ 43. Kf1 Kd4 44. Rxe2 e5 45. Qg3 e4 46. Qe3+ Ke5 47. Kg1 Qxb3 48. Qg5+ Ke6 49. Qg6+ Kd7 50. Rd2 h4 51. Qf5+ Kc6 52. Qf6+ Kc5 53. Qd4+ Kc6 54. Qf6+ Kc5 55. Qxh4 Rb7 56. Qd8 Rb6 57. Qc7+ Rc6 58. Qa5+ Kd6 59. Qd8+ Kc5 60. h4 e3 61. Qe7+ Kb5 62. Qb7+ Rb6 63. Rxd5+ Kc4 64. Qf7 exf2+ 65. Kxf2 Qb2+ 66. Rd2+  1 – 0 (view game)

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London Chess Classic 2017 Round 8

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 10, 2017 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2729 5.5
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2799 5
3 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 4.5
4 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2781 4
5 So, Wesley USA 2788 4
6 Aronian, Levon ARM 2805 4
7 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2837 4
8 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2760 3
9 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2782 3
10 Adams, Michael ENG 2715 3

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) – Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2729) [A04]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (8.1), 2017-12-10
1. Nf3 c5 2. c3 d5 3. d4 cxd4 4. cxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. Bf4 Nh5 7. Bd2 Nf6 8. e3 e6 9. Bd3 Bd6 10. e4 dxe4 11. Nxe4 Be7 12. O-O O-O 13. Qc2 h6 14. Rad1 Bd7 15. a3 Rc8 16. Nc3 a6 17. Qc1 Re8 18. Rfe1 Bf8 19. Bf4 b5 20. Qd2 b4 21. axb4 Nxb4 22. Ne5 Nxd3 23. Qxd3 a5 24. Qf3 Bb4 25. Re3 Bxc3 26. bxc3 Ba4 27. Ra1 Bc2 28. h3 Bf5 29. g4 Bh7 30. c4 Nd7 31. Nc6 Qf6 32. Nxa5 Nb6 33. c5 Rxc5 34. dxc5 Qxa1+ 35. Kh2 Qxa5 36. Qc6 Qa4 37. Qxa4 Nxa4 38. c6 Nb6 39. c7 f6 40. Rb3 Nc8  0 – 1 (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2781) – Caruana, Fabiano (2799) [E32]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (8.2), 2017-12-10
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. Nf3 c5 6. dxc5 Na6 7. g3 Nxc5 8. Bg2 Nce4 9. O-O Nxc3 10. bxc3 Be7 11. e4 d6 12. e5 dxe5 13. Nxe5 Qc7 14. Qe2 Nd7 15. Bf4 Nxe5 16. Bxe5 Bd6 17. Rfe1 Rb8 18. Rad1 Bxe5 19. Qxe5 Qxe5 20. Rxe5 b6 21. c5 Ba6 22. c6 Rbc8 23. Rd7 Rfd8 24. Re4 Rxd7 25. cxd7 Rd8 26. Ra4 Bb5 27. Rxa7 Kf8 28. Bf1 Bxd7 29. Rb7 e5 30. Bc4 b5 31. Bxb5 Be6 32. c4 Rd1+ 33. Kg2 Rc1 34. a4 Bxc4 35. Bxc4 Rxc4 36. a5 Ra4 37. Ra7 e4 38. Ra8+ Ke7 39. a6 Kf6 40. g4 e3 41. fxe3 Rxg4+ 42. Kf3 Ra4 43. a7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) – Anand, Viswanathan (2782) [C53]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (8.3), 2017-12-10
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. O-O d5 7. exd5 Nxd5 8. a4 a6 9. Re1 Bg4 10. h3 Bh5 11. Nbd2 f6 12. Ne4 Ba7 13. b4 Kh8 14. Bd2 Nce7 15. b5 axb5 16. axb5 c6 17. Ng3 Be8 18. Bxd5 cxd5 19. c4 Bc5 20. Rxa8 Qxa8 21. d4 exd4 22. Nxd4 Bxd4 23. Rxe7 Bc5 24. Rc7 Bb6 25. Re7 Bc5 26. Rc7 Bb6 27. Re7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Adams, Michael (2715) – Aronian, Levon (2805) [C67]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (8.4), 2017-12-10
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. d4 Bf6 10. Re1 Nf5 11. c3 d5 12. Bf4 c6 13. Nd2 Nh4 14. Bd3 Bf5 15. Bxf5 Nxf5 16. Nf3 Qd7 17. Ne5 Bxe5 18. Rxe5 f6 19. Re1 Rfe8 20. Qd3 Rxe1+ 21. Rxe1 Re8 22. Re2 Rxe2 23. Qxe2 Kf7 24. Qh5+ Kg8 25. Qe2 Kf7 26. Qh5+ Kg8 27. Qe2  ½ – ½ (view game)

So, Wesley (2788) – Karjakin, Sergey (2760) [E00]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (8.5), 2017-12-10
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Be7 5. Nf3 d5 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7 8. Qc2 c6 9. Bf4 b6 10. cxd5 cxd5 11. Rc1 Bb7 12. Qb3 Rc8 13. Rxc8 Qxc8 14. Nc3 Nh5 15. Bg5 Bxg5 16. Nxg5 Nhf6 17. e3 Qb8 18. Bf1 Rc8 19. a4 h6 20. Nf3 Ne4 21. a5 Bc6 22. axb6 Nxc3 23. Qxc3 Nxb6 24. Qa3 Rc7 25. Ne5 Be8 26. Qb4 Nd7 27. Qxb8 Nxb8 28. Nd3 Rb7 29. Ra2 Nc6 30. Nc5 Rb6 31. b3 Kf8 32. Ba6 Nb4 33. Ra3 Nxa6 34. Nxa6 Bb5 35. Nc5 a6 36. f4 Ke7 37. Kf2 f6 38. g4 Rc6 39. Ra2 g5 40. Rc2 Rc8 41. Kg3 gxf4+ 42. exf4 e5 43. fxe5 fxe5 44. dxe5 d4 45. Rc1 Rd8 46. Nb7 Rd5 47. Rc5 Ke6 48. Kf4 d3 49. Rxd5 Kxd5 50. Ke3 Kxe5 51. h4 d2 52. Kxd2 Kf4 53. g5 hxg5 54. hxg5 Kxg5 55. Nc5 Kf6 56. Nxa6 Ke5  ½ – ½ (view game)

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London Chess Classic 2017 Round 7

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 10, 2017 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2799 4.5
2 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2729 4.5
3 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 4
4 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2837 4
5 So, Wesley USA 2788 3.5
6 Aronian, Levon ARM 2805 3.5
7 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2781 3.5
8 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2760 2.5
9 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2782 2.5
10 Adams, Michael ENG 2715 2.5

Caruana, Fabiano (2799) – So, Wesley (2788) [C77]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (7.1), 2017-12-09
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 Bc5 6. c3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. Nf1 d5 10. exd5 Nxd5 11. Ng3 f6 12. O-O Be6 13. Ne4 Be7 14. d4 exd4 15. Nxd4 Nxd4 16. Qxd4 Bf7 17. Re1 Re8 18. Be3 c6 19. Ng3 Bf8 20. Bd2 Qd7 21. Bc2 c5 22. Qh4 Bg6 23. Bxg6 hxg6 24. Rad1 Rxe1+ 25. Rxe1 Re8 26. Rxe8 Qxe8 27. Qg4 Kf7 28. Qf3 Qd7 29. Ne4 Qf5 30. Qe2 c4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) – Adams, Michael (2715) [A03]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (7.2), 2017-12-09
1. f4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. O-O O-O 6. d3 c5 7. c3 Nc6 8. Na3 Re8 9. Nh4 b6 10. e4 dxe4 11. Qa4 Qxd3 12. Qxc6 Bd7 13. Qc7 Ng4 14. Re1 Bd4+ 15. cxd4 Qxd4+ 16. Be3 Nxe3 17. Qe5 f5 18. Bh3 Nc2+ 19. Qxd4 Nxd4 20. Rxe4 fxe4 21. Bxd7 Red8 22. Ba4 e5 23. Re1 exf4 24. gxf4 a6 25. Bd1 b5 26. Nb1 Nf5 27. Nxf5 gxf5 28. Kf2 Kf7 29. Be2 Rd6 30. h4 c4 31. a4 Rc8 32. axb5 axb5 33. Na3 Rd5 34. Rc1 Rdc5 35. Nc2 Ra8 36. Ne3 Rac8 37. h5 Ke6 38. h6 Kf6 39. Ra1 b4 40. Ra6+ Ke7 41. Ra7+ Kf6 42. Ke1 b3 43. Rb7 Ke6 44. Rb6+ Ke7 45. Rb4 R8c6 46. Bxc4 Rxh6 47. Rxb3 Kd8 48. Rb8+ Kc7 49. Rf8 Rh3 50. Nd5+ Kb7 51. Rf7+ Kb8 52. b3 Rh2 53. Nb4 Kc8 54. Na6 Rc6 55. Rf8+ Kb7 56. Bd5 Kxa6 57. Bxc6 Kb6 58. Bd7  1 – 0 (view game)

Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2729) – Anand, Viswanathan (2782) [A17]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (7.3), 2017-12-09
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. e3 a6 5. b3 Bd6 6. Bb2 O-O 7. g4 Nxg4 8. Rg1 f5 9. cxd5 e5 10. h3 Nf6 11. Ng5 Qe7 12. Qf3 Kh8 13. Ne6 Bxe6 14. dxe6 Qxe6 15. Qxb7 Nbd7 16. Bc4 Qe7 17. Qg2 Nb6 18. Be2 a5 19. Bb5 Rad8 20. Qg5 g6 21. Qh6 Ng8 22. Qg5 Nf6 23. Rd1 e4 24. Qh6 Rg8 25. Ne2 Be5 26. Bxe5 Qxe5 27. Nf4 g5 28. Rxg5 Rxg5 29. Qxg5 Rg8 30. Qh6 Rg7 31. Bc4 Nxc4 32. bxc4 Qb2 33. Ke2 a4 34. Ne6 Rf7 35. Nf4 Rg7 36. a3 Ne8 37. Qc6  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2805) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2781) [D37]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (7.4), 2017-12-09
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Qc2 Nc6 9. Rd1 Qa5 10. a3 Re8 11. Nd2 e5 12. Bg5 Nd4 13. Qb1 Bf5 14. Bd3 Bxd3 15. Qxd3 Ne4 16. Nxd5 Nxg5 17. b4 Qd8 18. bxc5 Nde6 19. O-O Nxc5 20. Qb1 Rc8 21. f4 exf4 22. exf4 Nge4 23. Nxe4 Rxe4 24. Rde1 Rxe1 25. Rxe1 Rb8 26. Qb5 Nd7 27. h3 Nf6 28. Nxf6+ gxf6 29. Kh2 Qd6 30. Qf5 b6 31. c5 bxc5 32. Rc1 Kh8 33. Rxc5 Rg8 34. Rd5 Qb6 35. Rd7 Qc6 36. Rd2 Re8 37. Qh5 Qe4 38. Qh4 Qf5 39. Rb2 Re4 40. Qg3 Qg6 41. Qf2 Qf5 42. Rb8+ Kg7 43. Rb3 Qxf4+ 44. Rg3+ Kf8 45. Qxa7 Qe5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2760) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [B96]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (7.5), 2017-12-09
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 g5 15. h4 gxf4 16. g5 Ne5 17. Qxf4 hxg5 18. hxg5 Rxh1 19. Rxh1 Nfd7 20. Kb1 O-O-O 21. Rh3 Kb8 22. Be3 Rg8 23. Rg3 Rg7 24. Bh3 Rh7 25. Qf2 Nc5 26. Bg2 Qc8 27. Bc1 Bd8 28. Nf3 Ng6 29. Nd4 Ne5 30. Nf3 Ng6 31. Nd4 Bb6 32. Be3 Ne5 33. b3 Rh4 34. Nde2 Qc7 35. Bd4 Ncd7 36. Bxb6 Qxb6 37. Qxb6 Nxb6 38. Nd4 Ng6 39. Kc1 Nd7 40. Kd2 Nf4 41. Ke3 Nxg2+ 42. Rxg2 Rh3+ 43. Kd2 Ne5 44. Nde2 Nf3+ 45. Kc1 Nh4 46. Rg1 Ng6 47. Kd2 Kc7 48. Nd4 Kd7 49. Rf1 Ke7 50. Rg1 Ne5 51. Rg2 Ba8 52. Nde2 Nf3+ 53. Kc1 Rh1+ 54. Kb2 Nh4 55. Rg4 Ng6 56. Nf4 Nxf4 57. Rxf4 Rg1 58. Rh4 Rxg5 59. Kc1 d5  0 – 1 (view game)

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London Chess Classic 2017 Round 6

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 9, 2017 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2799 4
2 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2729 3.5
3 Aronian, Levon ARM 2805 3
4 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 3
5 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2837 3
6 So, Wesley USA 2788 3
7 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2781 3
8 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2760 2.5
9 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2782 2.5
10 Adams, Michael ENG 2715 2.5

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) – Caruana, Fabiano (2799) [C42]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (6.1), 2017-12-08
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. c4 c6 9. Re1 Bf5 10. Qb3 Qd7 11. Nc3 Nxc3 12. Bxf5 Qxf5 13. Qxb7 Qd7 14. Qxd7 Nxd7 15. c5 Bxh2+ 16. Nxh2 Ne4 17. f3 Ng3 18. Bf4 Nf5 19. Rad1 Rfe8 20. Rxe8+ Rxe8 21. g4 Ne7 22. Rd3 Nf8 23. Rb3 Ne6 24. Be3 Ng6 25. Kf2 Ngf4 26. Rb7 Kf8 27. Nf1 Re7 28. Rb8+ Re8 29. Rb7 Re7 30. Rb8+ Re8 31. Rxe8+ Kxe8 32. Bxf4 Nxf4 33. Ke3 Ng2+ 34. Kf2 Nf4 35. Ke3 Ng2+ 36. Kf2 Nf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

So, Wesley (2788) – Aronian, Levon (2805) [C88]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (6.2), 2017-12-08
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. a4 b4 9. d4 d6 10. dxe5 dxe5 11. Nbd2 Bc5 12. a5 Be6 13. Bxe6 fxe6 14. Qe2 Ng4 15. Rf1 Bxf2+ 16. Rxf2 Nd4 17. Qc4 Nxf2 18. Kxf2 Qh4+ 19. Kg1 Qg4 20. h3 Qg3 21. Qd3 Rxf3 22. Nxf3 Rf8 23. Nxd4 Qe1+ 24. Kh2 Rf1 25. Qxf1 Qxf1 26. Nf3 c5 27. b3 Qd1 28. Bb2 Qxc2 29. Bxe5 Qxb3 30. Rf1 h6 31. Rf2 c4 32. Rd2 c3 33. Rd8+ Kf7 34. Rc8 Qb1 35. Rc7+ Ke8 36. Rc8+ Kf7 37. Rc7+ Ke8 38. Rc8+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2781) – Carlsen, Magnus (2837) [C45]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (6.3), 2017-12-08
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. e5 Qe7 7. Qe2 Nd5 8. h4 Bb7 9. c4 Nb6 10. Rh3 Qe6 11. f4 O-O-O 12. a4 d5 13. a5 Nxc4 14. b3 Bb4+ 15. Kf2 Nxa5 16. Bd2 c5 17. Rxa5 Bxa5 18. Bxa5 Qf5 19. Nc3 Qxf4+ 20. Kg1 Rhe8 21. Nb5 a6 22. Rf3 Qxe5 23. Qxe5 Rxe5 24. Bxc7 Ree8 25. Bxd8 Rxd8 26. Na3 Rd7 27. Bd3 Kd8 28. Bxh7 g6 29. h5 gxh5 30. Rf6 Ke7 31. Rb6 Rc7 32. Nc2 a5 33. Ne3 c4 34. Bc2 Bc6 35. bxc4 dxc4 36. Ra6 a4 37. Bxa4 Be4 38. Ra5 Ke6 39. Rxh5 c3 40. Bb3+ Kd6 41. Bc2 Bxc2 42. Nxc2 Ke6 43. Kf2 f5 44. Rh3 Ke5 45. Rd3 Kf4 46. Rd4+ Kg5 47. Kf3 Rc8 48. Ra4 Rc7 49. Ra8 Kf6 50. Ra6+ Kg5 51. Nd4 Rc4 52. Ne6+ Kf6 53. Nf4+ Ke5 54. Nd3+ Kd5 55. Ra2 Kd4 56. Nc1 c2 57. Ra5 Rc3+ 58. Kf4 Rc8 59. Rxf5 Re8 60. Rf7 Re1 61. Rd7+ Kc3 62. Rc7+ Kd2 63. Nb3+ Kd3 64. Nc5+ Kd4 65. Nb3+ Kd3 66. Nc5+ Kd4 67. Nb3+ Kd3 68. g4 Rf1+ 69. Kg5 Rb1 70. Nc5+ Ke3 71. Nb3 Kd3 72. Nc5+ Ke3 73. Nb3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Adams, Michael (2715) – Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2729) [B90]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (6.4), 2017-12-08
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. a4 g6 7. Be2 Bg7 8. O-O O-O 9. Be3 Nc6 10. Qd2 Nxd4 11. Bxd4 Be6 12. a5 Rc8 13. Rfd1 Qc7 14. h3 Rfe8 15. Ra3 Nd7 16. Bxg7 Kxg7 17. Qd4+ Kg8 18. Rd2 Qc5 19. Qxc5 Rxc5 20. Nd5 Bxd5 21. exd5 b5 22. axb6 Nxb6 23. Rxa6 Nxd5 24. c3 Nc7 25. Rb6 d5 26. Rb7 e6 27. Rd3 Na8 28. Rd4 Rc7 29. Rdb4 Kg7 30. f4 Ree7 31. Rxc7 Rxc7 32. Rb8 Ra7 33. b4 Nc7 34. b5 Ra8 35. Rb7 Ne8 36. c4 Nd6 37. Rc7 dxc4 38. Bxc4 Ra1+ 39. Kf2 Rc1 40. b6 Nxc4 41. b7 Rb1 42. Rxc4 Rxb7 43. Ra4 h6 44. Ra5 Rb2+ 45. Kf3 Rb3+ 46. Kf2 Rd3 47. h4 Rd5 48. Ra7 g5 49. hxg5 hxg5 50. fxg5 Rxg5 51. g3 Kg6 52. Kf3 Rf5+ 53. Kg2 Rb5 54. Re7 e5 55. Kf2 f6 56. Re8 Kf5 57. Rf8 Rb3 58. Kg2 Rb2+ 59. Kf3 Rb3+ 60. Kg2 Ke6 61. Kf2 Ra3 62. Re8+ Kf5 63. Rf8 Ra7 64. Kf3 Rg7 65. Re8 Kg5 66. Re6 Rg8 67. Re7 Kf5 68. Rh7 Ra8 69. Rh5+ Kg6 70. Rh4 f5 71. Rb4 Kg5 72. Rb7 e4+ 73. Ke3 Ra3+ 74. Kf2 Ra2+ 75. Ke3 Kg4 76. Rg7+ Kh3 77. Rg5 Ra3+ 78. Kf2 Rf3+ 79. Ke1 Kg2 80. Ke2 Rf2+ 81. Ke3 Kf1 82. g4 Rf3+ 83. Kd4 e3 84. Rxf5 Rxf5 85. Kxe3 Rf8  0 – 1 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2782) – Karjakin, Sergey (2760) [A18]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (6.5), 2017-12-08
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 d5 4. e5 d4 5. exf6 dxc3 6. bxc3 Qxf6 7. Nf3 e5 8. d4 Nc6 9. Bg5 Qg6 10. d5 Nb8 11. h4 h6 12. h5 Qa6 13. Be3 Nd7 14. Bd3 Ba3 15. O-O Qd6 16. Nh4 O-O 17. Nf5 Qf6 18. Ng3 Qh4 19. Nf5 Qf6 20. Ng3 Qh4  ½ – ½ (view game)

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London Chess Classic 2017 Round 5

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 6, 2017 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2799 3.5
2 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2729 2.5
3 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2837 2.5
4 Aronian, Levon ARM 2805 2.5
5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 2.5
6 So, Wesley USA 2788 2.5
7 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2781 2.5
8 Adams, Michael ENG 2715 2.5
9 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2760 2
10 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2782 2

Caruana,F (2799) – Anand,V (2782) [C65]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (5), 2017-12-06
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Nc3 O-O 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. h3 Nd7 8. Be3 Bd6 9. Ne2 Re8 10. g4 Nc5 11. Ng3 Ne6 12. Nf5 c5 13. h4 a5 14. h5 Ra6 15. Qd2 Nd4 16. Rh3 Bf8 17. O-O-O Be6 18. Kb1 f6 19. c3 Nxf3 20. Rxf3 c4 21. Qc2 cxd3 22. Rxd3 Qc8 23. g5 fxg5 24. Bxg5 Bf7 25. h6 gxh6 26. Bc1 Qe6 27. b3 a4 28. c4 axb3 29. axb3 Qc6 30. Rg3+ Kh8 31. Rd1 b5 32. c5 b4 33. Bb2 Bg6 34. Rd5 Qb5 35. Rg1 c6 36. Rxe5 Rxe5 37. Bxe5+ Kg8 38. Bd4 Kf7 39. Nh4  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian,L (2805) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) [D70]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (5), 2017-12-06
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. f3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nb6 6. Nc3 Bg7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 e5 9. d5 c6 10. Rd1 cxd5 11. exd5 N8d7 12. Nh3 e4 13. fxe4 Ne5 14. Nf2 f5 15. Bc5 Rf7 16. Be2 f4 17. Bf3 Nbc4 18. Qe2 b6 19. Bd4 Ne3 20. Bxe3 fxe3 21. Qxe3 Qf8 22. Be2 Bh6 23. Qd4 Bg7 24. Qe3 Bh6 25. Qd4 Bg7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen,M (2837) – So,W (2788) [C65]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (5), 2017-12-06
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bg5 Nd4 6. Nxd4 Bxd4 7. c3 Bb6 8. Nd2 c6 9. Ba4 h6 10. Bh4 d6 11. Nc4 Bc7 12. Ne3 Bb6 13. Bb3 g5 14. Bg3 Bxe3 15. fxe3 Bg4 16. Qd2 Nh5 17. O-O O-O 18. Be1 Qe7 19. h3 Be6 20. Qe2 Bxb3 21. Qxh5 Bc2 22. Qe2 Ba4 23. b3 Bb5 24. a4 Ba6 25. b4 b6 26. c4 Bb7 27. a5 f6 28. d4 Qh7 29. c5 bxc5 30. bxc5 Qxe4 31. cxd6 exd4 32. Qc4+ Kg7 33. a6 Bc8 34. Qxd4 Qxd4 35. exd4 Rb8 36. Bf2 Rf7 37. d5 cxd5 38. Rfc1 d4 39. Bxd4 Bf5 40. Rc7 Rd8 41. Bc5 Rdd7 42. Rxd7 Rxd7 43. Kf2 Be4 44. g4 f5 45. Ke3 Kf6 46. Ra5 Bc2 47. Rb5 Ke6 48. Rb2 f4+ 49. Kd4 Bd1 50. Rb8 f3 51. Ke3 Kd5 52. Ba3 Be2 53. Rh8 Kc4 54. Rxh6 Kb3 55. Bc5 Kc4 56. Bd4 Kd5 57. Rg6 Rxd6 58. Rxg5+ Ke6 59. Bxa7 Rxa6 60. Bc5 Ra2 61. Kf4 f2 62. Re5+ Kf7 63. Rf5+ Kg8 64. Bxf2 Bf1 65. Kg3 Ra3+ 66. Rf3 Rxf3+ 67. Kxf3 Bxh3 68. Kf4 Bxg4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nepomniachtchi,I (2729) – Karjakin,Sergey (2760) [E35]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (5), 2017-12-06
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 c5 8. e3 cxd4 9. exd4 Nc6 10. Bb5 O-O 11. Nge2 Qb6 12. Bxc6 Qxc6 13. Bxf6 Qxf6 14. O-O Bxc3 15. Qxc3 Bg4 16. f3 Bd7 17. Qd2 Bb5 18. Rfe1 Bxe2 19. Rxe2 Rfe8 20. Rae1 Rxe2 21. Rxe2 Rc8 22. b3 b6 23. h3 a5 24. Qe3 a4 25. bxa4 Rc4 26. Qe8+ Kh7 27. Qe5 Rxd4 28. Qxf6 gxf6 29. Rb2 Rxa4 30. Rxb6 Rxa2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Adams,Mi (2715) – Nakamura,Hi (2781) [B76]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (5), 2017-12-06
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. O-O-O d5 10. exd5 Nxd5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. Bd4 Bxd4 13. Qxd4 Qb6 14. Na4 Qc7 15. Nc5 Rd8 16. Bc4 Bf5 17. Bb3 Nb6 18. Qc3 h5 19. g3 Nd5 20. Qc4 e6 21. Rhe1 Qe7 22. Nd3 Nb6 23. Qc5 Rd6 24. Rd2 Nd7 25. Qc3 Bxd3 26. Rxd3 Rxd3 27. Qxd3 Nc5 28. Qc3 Rd8 29. a3 Qd6 30. Bc4 Na4 31. Qe3 Nb6 32. Be2 Qe7  ½ – ½ (view game)

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London Chess Classic 2017 Round 4

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 5, 2017 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2799 2.5
2 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2729 2
3 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2837 2
4 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2781 2
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2805 2
6 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 2
7 So, Wesley USA 2788 2
8 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2782 2
9 Adams, Michael ENG 2715 2
10 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2760 1.5

Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) – Carlsen,M (2837) [C53]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (4), 2017-12-05
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. O-O O-O 7. Re1 Ne7 8. d4 Bb6 9. a4 c6 10. dxe5 Ng4 11. Rf1 dxe5 12. Qxd8 Bxd8 13. h3 Nf6 14. Nxe5 Nxe4 15. Re1 Nd6 16. Bb3 Re8 17. Nf3 Nd5 18. Rd1 Ne4 19. Bxd5 cxd5 20. Rxd5 Be6 21. Re5 Nf6 22. Re1 Bc7 23. Na3 a6 24. Nc2 Nd5 25. c4 Nf4 26. Bxf4 Bxf4 27. b3 Rad8 28. Rad1 Kf8 29. Nb4 Bc7 30. Nd3 Bf5 31. Rxe8+ Kxe8 32. Re1+ Kf8 33. Nc5 Bc8 34. Kf1 Ba5 35. Re3 Rd1+ 36. Ke2 Rb1 37. Ne4 Rb2+ 38. Kf1 Bf5 39. Nd6 Rb1+ 40. Ke2 Rb2+ 41. Kf1 Rb1+ 42. Ke2 Rb2+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand,V (2782) – Aronian,L (2805) [C88]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (4), 2017-12-05
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. h3 Bb7 9. d3 d5 10. exd5 Nxd5 11. Nbd2 Qd7 12. a4 Rae8 13. axb5 axb5 14. Nxe5 Nxe5 15. Rxe5 Nf6 16. Nf1 Bd6 17. Rxe8 Rxe8 18. Be3 Qf5 19. Qe2 Qg6 20. f3 Bd5 21. c4 Be6 22. c5 Bxb3 23. cxd6 cxd6 24. Qd2 h6 25. Bf2 Rc8 26. Ne3 Nd5 27. Nxd5 Bxd5 28. Kh2 Qg5 29. Be3 Qf5 30. Rc1 Rxc1 31. Qxc1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin,Sergey (2760) – Caruana,F (2799) [B48]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (4), 2017-12-05
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3 a6 7. Qf3 Ne5 8. Qg3 b5 9. O-O-O Nf6 10. f4 Neg4 11. Bg1 h5 12. e5 b4 13. Na4 Nd5 14. Nb3 Bb7 15. Nac5 Bc6 16. Ne4 f5 17. h3 h4 18. Qe1 fxe4 19. hxg4 Nxf4 20. Rxh4 Rxh4 21. Qxh4 Qxe5 22. Bd4 Ng6 23. Qh3 Qg5+ 24. Kb1 Bd5 25. Bg1 Be7 26. g3 Ne5 27. Be2 Nf3 28. Bxf3 exf3 29. Bd4 Kf7 30. Nc1 d6 31. Nd3 e5 32. Bf2 Be6 33. Nxb4 e4 34. Qh1 Rc8 35. Nxa6 Qa5 36. Qh5+ Qxh5 37. gxh5 Bg5 38. Re1 Bc4 39. Nb4 Re8 40. Re3 Bxe3 41. Bxe3 Re5 42. g4 Rg5  0 – 1 (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2781) – Nepomniachtchi,I (2729) [B91]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (4), 2017-12-05
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. g3 g6 7. Bg2 Bg7 8. O-O O-O 9. b3 Bd7 10. Bb2 Nc6 11. Nd5 Re8 12. c4 Nxd5 13. exd5 Nxd4 14. Bxd4 b5 15. Bxg7 Kxg7 16. Qd4+ Kg8 17. Rfc1 Qa5 18. h4 h5 19. c5 dxc5 20. Rxc5 Rac8 21. b4 Qb6 22. Rac1 Qd6 23. f4 Ra8 24. Rc7 Rac8 25. Rxc8 Rxc8 26. Rc5 Ra8 27. Qe5 Ra7 28. Rc3 f6 29. Qe3 Ra8 30. Qc5 Rc8 31. Qxd6 exd6 32. Rxc8+ Bxc8  ½ – ½ (view game)

So,W (2788) – Adams,Mi (2715) [A07]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (4), 2017-12-05
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 c5 3. c4 d4 4. b4 cxb4 5. a3 bxa3 6. Bg2 Nc6 7. Bxa3 e5 8. Bxf8 Kxf8 9. d3 g6 10. O-O Kg7 11. Nbd2 Nf6 12. Qb3 h6 13. Qb2 Re8 14. Ra3 Re7 15. e3 dxe3 16. fxe3 Bg4 17. d4 Bxf3 18. Nxf3 exd4 19. exd4 Qd6 20. d5 Ne5 21. Nxe5 Qxe5 22. Qxe5 Rxe5 23. d6 Rd8 24. Rxa7 Rxd6 25. Rxb7 Rd7 26. Rb6 Ng4 27. Bh3 h5 28. Bxg4 hxg4 29. Rb2 Rc5 30. Rc2 Rd4 31. Rf4 Rxf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

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London Chess Classic 2017 Round 3

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 4, 2017 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2837 1.5
2 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2781 1.5
3 Aronian, Levon ARM 2805 1.5
4 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 1.5
5 So, Wesley USA 2788 1.5
6 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2760 1.5
7 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2799 1.5
8 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2782 1.5
9 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2729 1.5
10 Adams, Michael ENG 2715 1.5

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) – Anand, Viswanathan (2782) [E04]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (3.1), 2017-12-04
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 dxc4 5. Nf3 c5 6. O-O Nc6 7. Na3 cxd4 8. Nxc4 Bc5 9. b3 Qe7 10. Nfe5 Nxe5 11. Nxe5 Nd7 12. Bf4 O-O 13. Rc1 Rd8 14. Nd3 Bb6 15. Bc7 Re8 16. Qc2 e5 17. Rfd1 Nf8 18. a4 Bg4 19. Bxb6 axb6 20. h3 Rac8 21. Qd2 Be6 22. Nxe5 Rxc1 23. Rxc1 Bxb3 24. Nf3 Bxa4 25. Nxd4 Ne6 26. Nf5 Qf6 27. Ne3 Qd4 28. Qa2 Nc5 29. Rc4 Bb3 30. Rxd4 Bxa2 31. Rb4 Re6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2781) – So, Wesley (2788) [A33]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (3.2), 2017-12-04
1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. e4 Bb4 7. Nxc6 bxc6 8. Bd3 e5 9. O-O O-O 10. Be3 d5 11. exd5 Bxc3 12. bxc3 cxd5 13. Bg5 dxc4 14. Bxc4 Qc7 15. Bxf6 Qxc4 16. Bxe5 Bf5 17. Bd4 Rfe8 18. Qc1 h6 19. Qf4 Bg6 20. Qg3 Kh7 21. h4 f6 22. Rfd1 Re7 23. Rd2 Rae8 24. f3 Re2 25. Rxe2 Rxe2 26. a3 Qb3 27. Re1 Rxe1+ 28. Qxe1 Qxa3 29. c4 Qd3 30. Bxa7 Qxc4 31. Bf2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2805) – Karjakin, Sergey (2760) [E00]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (3.3), 2017-12-04
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Be7 5. Bg2 d5 6. Nf3 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7 8. Na3 c6 9. Rc1 Ne4 10. Be3 f5 11. Rc2 a5 12. Qc1 Bf6 13. Rd1 g5 14. Nb1 Rf7 15. Nc3 Rg7 16. Ne1 Nd6 17. b3 dxc4 18. Na4 cxb3 19. axb3 Nb5 20. Nd3 Qe8 21. Ne5 f4 22. gxf4 gxf4 23. Bxf4 Nxd4 24. Rxd4 Nxe5 25. Rd1 Qg6 26. Bg3 h5 27. Nb6 Rb8 28. Rcd2 Nf7 29. Qc5 e5 30. Qc4 Kh8 31. h4 Bf5 32. Nd7 Rbg8 33. Kh1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2729) – Caruana, Fabiano (2799) [A07]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (3.4), 2017-12-04
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. O-O e5 5. d3 Ne7 6. e4 O-O 7. exd5 Nxd5 8. Re1 Nc6 9. Nc3 Nde7 10. Rb1 a5 11. a3 Re8 12. b4 axb4 13. axb4 Nf5 14. b5 Ncd4 15. Nd2 Ra7 16. Nde4 h6 17. Nd5 Ra5 18. c4 c6 19. bxc6 bxc6 20. Nb6 Qc7 21. Bd2 Ra2 22. Nc3 Ra6 23. Nxc8 Rxc8 24. Ne2 Nxe2+ 25. Rxe2 Nd4 26. Re1 Rd8 27. Bc3 Ra2 28. Ra1 Rxa1 29. Bxa1 Qb6 30. Qa4 Nb3 31. Be4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Adams, Michael (2715) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [B51]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (3.5), 2017-12-04
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. a4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bc4 Qa5 7. Ra3 e6 8. O-O Be7 9. Re1 O-O 10. d3 Qc7 11. a5 b5 12. axb6 Nxb6 13. e5 dxe5 14. Nxe5 Bd6 15. Bf4 Nxc4 16. dxc4 Bb7 17. Bg3 Rad8 18. Qe2 Rfe8 19. Raa1 Ne4 20. Nxe4 Bxe5 21. Qh5 Bxg3 22. hxg3 Bxe4 23. Rxe4 Qb7 24. Ree1 Qxb2 25. Qxc5 Rc8 26. Qa3 Qxa3 27. Rxa3 Rxc4 28. Rxa6 Rxc2 29. g4 Rb8 30. Rea1 Rcc8 31. Ra7 g6 32. Kh2 Rc4 33. R1a4 Rxa4 34. Rxa4 Rb5 35. Kg3 Kg7 36. Ra7 h5 37. gxh5 Rxh5 38. Kf3 Rf5+ 39. Ke3 Rb5 40. g4 Rb3+ 41. Kf4 Rb4+ 42. Kg3 g5 43. f3 Kg6 44. Rc7 Rb6 45. Ra7 Rd6 46. Rc7 f5 47. gxf5+ exf5 48. Rc2 Rd3 49. Kf2 Ra3 50. Rb2 Kh5 51. Kg2 Kh4 52. Rb4+ f4 53. Rb2 g4 54. fxg4 Kxg4 55. Kf2 Rh3 56. Kg2 f3+ 57. Kg1 Kg3 58. Rg2+ fxg2  ½ – ½ (view game)

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London Chess Classic 2017 Round 2

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 3, 2017 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2837 1
2 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2781 1
3 Aronian, Levon ARM 2805 1
4 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 1
5 So, Wesley USA 2788 1
6 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2760 1
7 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2799 1
8 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2782 1
9 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2729 1
10 Adams, Michael ENG 2715 1

Karjakin,Sergey (2760) – Carlsen,M (2837) [C50]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (2), 2017-12-03
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 a6 7. a4 Ba7 8. Re1 h6 9. Nbd2 g5 10. b4 Nh5 11. Nb3 g4 12. b5 gxf3 13. Qxf3 Qf6 14. Qxf6 Nxf6 15. bxc6 bxc6 16. d4 Be6 17. Bxe6 fxe6 18. Be3 exd4 19. Bxd4 e5 20. Bxa7 Rxa7 21. Na5 Kd7 22. Rab1 Raa8 23. f3 Rab8 24. Kf2 h5 25. h4 Rhf8 26. Ke3 Rg8 27. Kf2 Rgf8 28. Ke3 Rg8 29. Kf2 Rgf8 30. Ke3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) – Nakamura,Hi (2781) [B77]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (2), 2017-12-03
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. Bc4 Bd7 10. h4 h5 11. Bb3 Rc8 12. O-O-O Ne5 13. Bg5 Rc5 14. Kb1 Re8 15. g4 hxg4 16. f4 Nc4 17. Qd3 Na5 18. Bxf6 exf6 19. Bd5 Nc6 20. Nxc6 bxc6 21. Bxf7+ Kxf7 22. Qxd6 Rxc3 23. Qxd7+ Qxd7 24. Rxd7+ Ke6 25. Rxg7 Rf3 26. Rxg6 Rxf4 27. Rg1 Rxe4 28. R6xg4 Rxg4 29. Rxg4 f5 30. Ra4 Rg8 31. b3 Rg4 32. Rxa7 f4 33. Kc1 f3 34. Kd2 Rxh4 35. Ra8 Rh2+ 36. Kd3 Kf5 37. a4 Kg4 38. a5 Rh1 39. Rg8+ Kf4 40. Rf8+ Kg3 41. Rg8+ Kf4 42. Rf8+ Kg3 43. b4 f2 44. Kd4 f1=Q 45. Rxf1 Rxf1 46. Kc5 Rc1 47. Kxc6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana,F (2799) – Aronian,L (2805) [C84]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (2), 2017-12-03
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a3 O-O 9. Nc3 Bg4 10. Be3 Nd4 11. Bxd4 exd4 12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. Bxd5 Rc8 14. Bc6 Bf6 15. a4 Rb8 16. h3 Be6 17. axb5 axb5 18. Qd2 Rb6 19. Bd5 Bxd5 20. exd5 b4 21. b3 Rb5 22. Ra4 Qb8 23. Re1 Qb6 24. Re4 Qc5 25. g4 g6 26. Kg2 Bg7 27. Re7 Bf6 28. Re4 Bg7 29. Re7 Bf6 30. Re2 Bg7 31. Re7  ½ – ½ (view game)

So,W (2788) – Nepomniachtchi,I (2729) [E60]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (2), 2017-12-03
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. f3 d6 4. e4 e5 5. Ne2 c5 6. d5 Nbd7 7. Nbc3 a6 8. a4 Nh5 9. g3 Bg7 10. h4 f5 11. exf5 gxf5 12. g4 fxg4 13. fxg4 Nf4 14. g5 O-O 15. Ne4 Nb6 16. N2g3 Bd7 17. Rg1 Kh8 18. Bd2 Nc8 19. Nh5 Bf5 20. Neg3 Qd7 21. Nxg7 Qxg7 22. Nxf5 Rxf5 23. Qb3 Na7 24. Qb6 Nc8 25. Qb3 Na7 26. Qb6 Nc8 27. Qb3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand,V (2782) – Adams,Mi (2715) [C65]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (2), 2017-12-03
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. b4 Be7 10. Nbd2 Bf5 11. Qc2 a6 12. a4 Qd7 13. Bb2 Bd6 14. Ne4 Nxe4 15. dxe4 Be6 16. Be2 f6 17. a5 Rfd8 18. Bc1 Qf7 19. Be3 Bf8 20. Rfb1 Bc4 21. Bxc4 Qxc4 22. Nd2 Qe6 23. Kf1 Na7 24. Bxa7 Rxa7 25. Qa2 Kf7 26. Ke2 Raa8 27. Qxe6+ Kxe6 28. Nc4 c6 29. Nb6 Rab8 30. Rd1 c5 31. Rxd8 Rxd8 32. Nd5 cxb4 33. cxb4 Rc8 34. Kd3 f5 35. f3 Bd6 36. Rb1 h5 37. Ne3 g6 38. b5 fxe4+ 39. fxe4 Bc7 40. Nd5 Bxa5 41. Ra1 Bd8 42. bxa6 bxa6 43. Rxa6+ Kf7 44. Ra7+ Ke8 45. Rh7 Rc6 46. g3 Rc1 47. Rh8+ Kd7 48. Rh7+  ½ – ½ (view game)

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9th London Chess Classic 2017 Round 1

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 1, 2017 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2837 0.5
2 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2781 0.5
3 Aronian, Levon ARM 2805 0.5
4 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 0.5
5 So, Wesley USA 2788 0.5
6 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2760 0.5
7 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2799 0.5
8 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2782 0.5
9 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2729 0.5
10 Adams, Michael ENG 2715 0.5

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) – Caruana, Fabiano (2799) [D27]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (1.1), 2017-12-01
1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e3 Nf6 4. Bxc4 e6 5. Nf3 c5 6. O-O a6 7. Be2 Nbd7 8. Nc3 b6 9. e4 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Bb7 11. Be3 Bc5 12. f3 O-O 13. Qe1 Rc8 14. Qf2 b5 15. Rac1 Qe7 16. a4 bxa4 17. Nxa4 Bd6 18. Nb3 Bc6 19. Nc3 Rb8 20. Na5 Ba8 21. Nc4 Bc5 22. Rfd1 Rfc8 23. Na4 Bxe3 24. Qxe3 Qb4 25. Qa3 h6 26. Kf1 g5 27. Rc3 a5 28. Qxb4 axb4 29. Rcc1 Kf8 30. Na5 Ke7 31. Kf2 Rxc1 32. Rxc1 Ne8 33. Ke3 Nd6 34. Nc5 Rc8 35. Nab3 f5 36. Nxd7 Rxc1 37. Nxc1 Kxd7 38. Nd3 fxe4 39. fxe4 Ke7 40. e5 Nf5+ 41. Kf2 Nd4 42. Bd1 b3 43. Nb4 Bd5 44. g3 Bc4 45. Ke3 Nf5+ 46. Ke4 Kd7 47. g4 Ne7 48. Kd4 Bf1 49. Bxb3 Be2 50. h3 Bf1 51. Nd3 Nc6+ 52. Kc5 Bxd3 53. Ba4 Be4 54. Kb6 Bd5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2729) – Aronian, Levon (2805) [C84]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (1.2), 2017-12-01
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a3 O-O 9. Nc3 Bg4 10. Be3 Nd4 11. Bxd4 exd4 12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. Bxd5 Rc8 14. Bc6 Bf6 15. a4 Bd7 16. Bxd7 Qxd7 17. Qd2 Rfe8 18. Rfe1 h6 19. axb5 axb5 20. Ra6 c5 21. h3 c4 22. Qb4 Qb7 23. Rea1 cxd3 24. cxd3 d5 25. Ra7 Qc6 26. R7a6 Qb7 27. Ra7 Qc6 28. R7a6  ½ – ½ (view game)

So, Wesley (2788) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [A04]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (1.3), 2017-12-01
1. Nf3 c5 2. b3 b6 3. Bb2 Bb7 4. c4 Nf6 5. g3 e6 6. Bg2 Be7 7. Nc3 O-O 8. d4 d5 9. cxd5 Nxd5 10. dxc5 Nxc3 11. Bxc3 Qxd1+ 12. Rxd1 Bxc5 13. O-O Rc8 14. Bb2 a5 15. a3 Bf8 16. Rc1 Nd7 17. Nd2 Bxg2 18. Kxg2 b5 19. Rfd1 Nc5 20. Bd4 f6 21. Bxc5 Rxc5 22. Rxc5 Bxc5 23. Nb1 Be7 24. Rc1 Rd8 25. Kf1 Kf7 26. Ke1 Ke8 27. Rc6 Rd6 28. Rc8+ Rd8 29. Rc6 Rd6 30. Rc8+ Rd8 31. Rc6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2781) – Anand, Viswanathan (2782) [A05]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (1.4), 2017-12-01
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 c5 4. O-O g6 5. d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Bg7 7. Nb3 Nc6 8. Nc3 e6 9. e4 d4 10. Na4 O-O 11. c3 dxc3 12. Nxc3 e5 13. Be3 Bg4 14. f3 Be6 15. Nc5 Qe7 16. Nxe6 Qxe6 17. Qd2 Rfd8 18. Qf2 Bf8 19. h3 Bb4 20. Rac1 Rd3 21. Rfd1 Rad8 22. Rxd3 Rxd3 23. Bf1 Rd8 24. a3 Be7 25. g4 Kg7 26. Kh2 h6 27. h4 Nd4 28. g5 hxg5 29. hxg5 Nh7 30. Bh3 Qb3 31. f4 Nc6 32. Nd5 exf4 33. Bxf4 Bxg5 34. Bxg5 Nxg5 35. Qf6+ Kh6 36. Bg2 Nh7 37. Qxf7 Rf8 38. Qc7 Qxb2 39. Rh1 Qf2 40. Kh3 Rf7 41. Qg3 Qb2 42. Ne3 Nf6 43. Bf3 Kh7 44. Nf5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Adams, Michael (2715) – Karjakin, Sergey (2760) [A13]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (1.5), 2017-12-01
1. c4 Nf6 2. g3 e6 3. Bg2 d5 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. Qa4+ Nbd7 6. Qxc4 a6 7. Qc2 c5 8. Nc3 Qc7 9. d4 b6 10. Bf4 Bd6 11. Bxd6 Qxd6 12. O-O Bb7 13. Rfd1 O-O 14. e4 cxd4 15. Nxd4 Qc7 16. Rac1 Rac8 17. Qd2 Qb8 18. Qe2 b5 19. a3 g6 20. Qe3 Rfd8 21. h3 Ba8 22. Nde2 Kg7 23. b3 h5 24. Rd2 Qb6 25. Qxb6 Nxb6 26. Rxd8 Rxd8 27. e5 Nfd7 28. Bxa8 Rxa8 29. f4 Nc5 30. Nd4 Rd8  ½ – ½ (view game)

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