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March 2018

GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Round 1

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 31, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 2735 1
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2843 0.5
3 Aronian, Levon ARM 2794 0.5
4 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 0.5
5 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2784 0.5
6 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2776 0.5
7 Naiditsch, Arkadij AZE 2701 0.5
8 Hou, Yifan CHN 2654 0.5
9 Meier, Georg GER 2648 0.5
10 Bluebaum, Matthias GER 2631 0

Caruana,F (2784) – Carlsen,M (2843) [E60]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe GER (1), 2018-03-31
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. e3 O-O 5. Be2 d6 6. Nc3 Nc6 7. d5 Nb4 8. a3 Na6 9. Nd4 e5 10. dxe6 fxe6 11. O-O e5 12. Nb3 c6 13. e4 Nc7 14. f4 Ne6 15. f5 Nd4 16. Be3 Nxe2+ 17. Qxe2 gxf5 18. exf5 d5 19. cxd5 cxd5 20. Rad1 d4 21. Bg5 Qb6 22. Qc4+ Rf7 23. Na4 Qc7 24. Qxc7 Rxc7 25. Nac5 b6 26. Bxf6 bxc5 27. Bxg7 Kxg7 28. Nd2 Bb7 29. f6+ Kf8 30. Rde1 Re8 31. Ne4 Bxe4 32. Rxe4 c4 33. g4 Rb8 34. Rxe5 Rxb2 35. Rd5 c3 36. Rd8+ Kf7 37. Rh8 Rbb7 38. Rxh7+ Kg6 39. Rxc7 Rxc7 40. Kf2 c2 41. Rc1 d3 42. Ke3 Rd7 43. Kd2 Kxf6 44. h4 Ke5 45. Rf1 Kd4 46. h5 Re7 47. Rf4+ Kd5 48. Rf1 Kc4 49. Rf4+ Kd5 50. Rf1 Kc4 51. Rf4+ Kb3 52. Rb4+ Kxa3 53. Rc4 Kb3 54. Rc8 a5 55. h6 Re2+ 56. Kxd3 Rh2 57. g5 Rh3+ 58. Kd2 Rh2+ 59. Kd3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand,V (2776) – Hou Yifan (2654) [A15]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe GER (1), 2018-03-31
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. e3 Bd6 5. b3 O-O 6. Bb2 c5 7. g4 d4 8. exd4 cxd4 9. Nxd4 e5 10. Nf5 Bxf5 11. gxf5 Nc6 12. Bg2 Nb4 13. Qe2 Nc2+ 14. Kd1 Nxa1 15. Bxa1 Qd7 16. Ne4 Qxf5 17. Nxf6+ Qxf6 18. Bxb7 Rad8 19. Kc2 Rfe8 20. Bc3 Bc5 21. f3 Bd4 22. Re1 g6 23. Qe4 Kg7 24. Bd5 Qb6 25. b4 f5 26. Qd3 Bxc3 27. dxc3 Qd6 28. a4 a5 29. Kb3 Rb8 30. b5 Qc5 31. h4 Rbd8 32. h5 Kf6 33. hxg6 hxg6 34. Qe3 Qxe3 35. Rxe3 Rd6 36. Re1 Rc8 37. Rh1 Kg7 38. Kc2 g5 39. Rd1 Kf6 40. Kd3 Rb6 41. Rh1 Kg7 42. Rg1 Kf6 43. Ke3 Rd6 44. Rb1 Rb6 45. Ke2 Kg6 46. Kf2 Kf6 47. Rh1 Kg7 48. Re1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Meier,Geo (2648) – Aronian,L (2794) [C67]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe GER (1), 2018-03-31
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. Re2 c6 12. Ne3 Be7 13. Nf5 Bf6 14. Qe1 d5 15. Ne7+ Kh8 16. Nxc8 Rxc8 17. d3 Nd6 18. Qb4 a5 19. Qg4 b5 20. c3 d4 21. cxd4 b4 22. d5 cxd5 23. Bf4 g6 24. Be5 Bxe5 25. Rxe5 Qf6 26. Qd4 Rc2 27. Rb1 Rfc8 28. Rxd5 Qxd4 29. Rxd4 Nf5 30. Rc4 R8xc4 31. dxc4 Nd4 32. Rd1 Ne6 33. Rd5 a4 34. Ra5 Rxb2 35. Rxa4 Kg7 36. Ra5 Kf6 37. h4 Nd4 38. c5 Rc2 39. Ra6+ Ke5 40. Rb6 Rxa2 41. Rxb4 Ra1 42. g3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Naiditsch,A (2701) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) [A48]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe GER (1), 2018-03-31
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bg5 Bg7 4. c3 h6 5. Bh4 d6 6. Nbd2 g5 7. Bg3 Nh5 8. e4 e6 9. Nc4 f5 10. Nfd2 Nxg3 11. hxg3 O-O 12. Ne3 d5 13. exf5 exf5 14. Nxd5 Re8+ 15. Ne3 f4 16. Bc4+ Be6 17. Bxe6+ Rxe6 18. Qb3 Qe8 19. Ne4 Nd7 20. gxf4 gxf4 21. Ng4 Kh8 22. f3 Rxe4+ 23. fxe4 Qxe4+ 24. Kf2 f3 25. gxf3 Rf8 26. Nh2 Qh4+ 27. Kg2 Qg5+ 28. Kf1 Qh5 29. Qc2 c5 30. Qg2 cxd4 31. Ng4 Qb5+ 32. Kg1 dxc3 33. bxc3 Qc5+ 34. Qf2 Qxc3 35. Kg2 Ne5 36. Nxe5 Bxe5 37. Rxh6+ Kg7 38. Rhh1 Rf6 39. Rag1 Bd4 40. Kf1+ Kf7 41. Rh7+ Kf8 42. Rh8+ Kf7 43. Rh7+ Kf8 44. Rh8+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Bluebaum,M (2631) – Vitiugov,N (2735) [D12]
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe GER (1), 2018-03-31
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bf5 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nh4 Bg6 7. Bd2 Nbd7 8. Nxg6 hxg6 9. c5 e5 10. b4 Be7 11. b5 O-O 12. Qa4 Re8 13. bxc6 bxc6 14. Be2 exd4 15. exd4 Nxc5 16. dxc5 d4 17. O-O dxc3 18. Bxc3 Bxc5 19. Bf3 Rc8 20. Bxc6 Re2 21. Bf3 Rxf2 22. Rxf2 Bxf2+ 23. Kxf2 Rxc3 24. Qxa7 Ne4+ 25. Kg1 Ra3  0 – 1 (view game)

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FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018, Fabiano Caruana is the new challenger !!!

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 27, 2018 in Chess news

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2784 9
2 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2809 8
3 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2763 8
4 Ding, Liren CHN 2769 7.5
5 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2767 6.5
6 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2800 6.5
7 So, Wesley USA 2799 6
8 Aronian, Levon ARM 2794 4.5

Aronian,L (2794) – So,W (2799) [A30]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (14), 2018-03-27
1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. e3 Nf6 5. d4 cxd4 6. exd4 d5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Qb3 Nxc3 9. Bc4 e6 10. bxc3 Bd7 11. Be2 Na5 12. Qc2 Bg7 13. Ba3 Bf8 14. Bb2 Bg7 15. Ba3 Bf8 16. Bb2 Bg7 17. Ba3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin,Sergey (2763) – Ding Liren (2769) [C84]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (14), 2018-03-27
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 c5 13. a4 Be6 14. Nxf6+ Bxf6 15. Bxe6 fxe6 16. Qe2 Qd7 17. b3 e5 18. Ra2 b4 19. Nd2 Rae8 20. Raa1 Bd8 21. g3 g5 22. Nc4 Re6 23. a5 Ref6 24. f3 h5 25. Nb6 Qf7 26. Kg2 h4 27. Nd5 h3+ 28. Kg1 Rxf3 29. g4 Kg7 30. Rxf3 Qxf3 31. Qxf3 Rxf3 32. Rf1 Rxf1+ 33. Kxf1 Bxa5 34. Ne7 Kf6 35. Nf5 Ke6 36. Ng3 Bd8 37. Nh1 a5 38. Ke2 d5 39. Nf2 Kd6 40. exd5 Kxd5 41. Ne4 Kc6 42. Kd2 Be7 43. Kc1 Kb5 44. Kb2 a4 45. Ka2 a3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik,V (2800) – Mamedyarov,S (2809) [E06]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (14), 2018-03-27
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Ne5 Qd6 8. Na3 Rd8 9. Naxc4 Qa6 10. Qc2 Rxd4 11. Bg5 Nbd7 12. Rfd1 Rxd1+ 13. Rxd1 Nxe5 14. Nxe5 Qa5 15. Bf4 Nd5 16. Be4 g6 17. Bh6 Qc5 18. Qd2 Qb4 19. Qc2 Qc5 20. Qd3 Qd6 21. Nc4 Qc5 22. Qf3 c6 23. Bd3 Nf6 24. e4 e5 25. Be3 Qb4 26. Nxe5 Qxb2 27. Bf4 Be6 28. Rb1 Qxa2 29. Rxb7 Bc5 30. Kg2 Re8 31. h3 Bxf2 32. Qxf2 Bxh3+ 33. Kg1 Qxf2+ 34. Kxf2 Rxe5 35. Bxe5 Ng4+ 36. Kg1 Nxe5 37. Be2 Kg7 38. Rxa7 Kf6 39. Ra5 Bd7 40. Kf2 Ke6 41. Ke3 Kd6 42. Ra1 h5 43. Rd1+ Ke7 44. Kd4 f6 45. Kc5 Bh3 46. Ra1 Bg2 47. Ra4 Ke6 48. Rd4 Nf3 49. Rd8 Ng5 50. Bc4+ Ke7 51. Rg8 Nxe4+ 52. Kxc6 Nd6+ 53. Kc5 Nxc4 54. Kxc4 Kf7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Grischuk,A (2767) – Caruana,F (2784) [C43]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (14), 2018-03-27
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 Nxe4 4. dxe5 d5 5. Nbd2 Nxd2 6. Bxd2 Be7 7. Bd3 c5 8. c3 Nc6 9. O-O Bg4 10. Re1 Qd7 11. h3 Bh5 12. Bf4 Qe6 13. a3 O-O 14. b4 h6 15. Bg3 b6 16. Nd4 Bxd1 17. Nxe6 fxe6 18. Raxd1 c4 19. Bc2 b5 20. a4 a6 21. f3 Bg5 22. Bf2 Bf4 23. Bc5 Rfd8 24. Bd6 Bg3 25. Re2 g5 26. Kf1 Kf7 27. Bc7 Re8 28. Bd6 Rac8 29. Ra1 Red8 30. Bb1 Rd7 31. Ra3 d4 32. axb5 axb5 33. cxd4 Nxd4 34. Rea2 Nc6 35. Be4 Bxe5 36. Bxc6 Rxd6 37. Bxb5 Rd1+ 38. Ke2 Rg1 39. Ke3 Rb1 40. Ra7+ Kf6 41. Bd7 Bf4+ 42. Ke2 Rd8 43. Rc2 Rxb4 44. Bc6 c3 45. Rd7 Rc8 46. Be4 h5 47. Kd3 Rb2 48. Ke2 h4 49. Rd1 Ke5 50. Ra1 Rd8 51. Rd1 Rdb8 52. Ra1 Bd2 53. Ra6 Rd8 54. Rc6 Rb1 55. Kf2 Ra1 56. Rc4 Rd4 57. Rc8 Rb4 58. Ke2 Kf4 59. Kf2 Rbb1 60. Rf8+ Ke5 61. Bd3 Rb2 62. Ke2 Re1+ 63. Kf2 Rc1 64. Rxb2 cxb2 65. Rb8 Bc3 66. Be4 Bd4+ 67. Ke2 Kf4 68. Rb4 e5 69. Rb7 Kg3  0 – 1 (view game)

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FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018 Round 13

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 26, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2784 8
2 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2809 7.5
3 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2763 7.5
4 Ding, Liren CHN 2769 7
5 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2767 6.5
6 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2800 6
7 So, Wesley USA 2799 5.5
8 Aronian, Levon ARM 2794 4

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2809) – Grischuk, Alexander (2767) [D77]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (13.1), 2018-03-26
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. O-O d5 6. c4 dxc4 7. Na3 c3 8. bxc3 c5 9. Re1 Nc6 10. Bb2 Nd5 11. Qc2 cxd4 12. Nxd4 Nf6 13. Nxc6 bxc6 14. c4 Bf5 15. Qc1 Qc7 16. Nc2 Rab8 17. Bc3 Bxc2 18. Qxc2 Ne8 19. h4 c5 20. Red1 Bxc3 21. Qxc3 Nf6 22. Bf3 h5 23. Rab1 Rxb1 24. Rxb1 Rb8 25. Rb5 Ne8 26. Qe3 Rxb5 27. cxb5 Nd6 28. a4 c4 29. Kg2 c3 30. Bc6 Qa5 31. Qc5 a6 32. e4 axb5 33. axb5 Kh7 34. e5 Nxb5 35. e6 Qa3 36. Qxb5 c2 37. exf7 Kg7 38. Be4 c1=Q 39. Qe8  1 – 0 (view game)

Ding, Liren (2769) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2800) [A13]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (13.2), 2018-03-26
1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 c5 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3 b6 5. e4 Bb7 6. d3 d6 7. Bg2 g6 8. O-O Bg7 9. Re1 O-O 10. d4 cxd4 11. Nxd4 a6 12. b3 Nbd7 13. Ba3 Nc5 14. b4 Ncd7 15. b5 Ne8 16. Rc1 Ne5 17. Qe2 axb5 18. Ndxb5 g5 19. h3 f5 20. exf5 Bxg2 21. Kxg2 Rxa3 22. Nxa3 Qa8+ 23. Qe4 Qxa3 24. fxe6 Nf6 25. Qe2 Qa8+ 26. f3 h5 27. e7 Re8 28. Ne4 g4 29. hxg4 hxg4 30. fxg4 Nfxg4 31. Qd1 Bh6 32. Rc3 Rxe7 33. Qd5+ Qxd5 34. cxd5 Ra7 35. Re2 Nf7 36. Kh3 Nge5 37. Nxd6 Nxd6 38. Rxe5 Bg7 39. Rg5 Ne4 40. Rc8+ Kh7 41. Rh5+ Kg6 42. Rh4 Ng5+ 43. Kg2 Rxa2+ 44. Kf1 Ra1+ 45. Ke2 Ra2+ 46. Kf1 Ra1+ 47. Ke2 Ra2+  ½ – ½ (view game)

So, Wesley (2799) – Karjakin, Sergey (2763) [E37]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (13.3), 2018-03-26
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 Ne4 7. Qc2 c5 8. dxc5 Nc6 9. Nf3 Qa5+ 10. Bd2 Qxc5 11. e3 Nxd2 12. Nxd2 dxc4 13. b4 Qf5 14. Qxf5 exf5 15. Bxc4 Ke7 16. Nf3 Be6 17. Bxe6 fxe6 18. Ke2 Rhc8 19. Rhc1 Nd8 20. Ne5 Nf7 21. Nxf7 Kxf7 22. e4 Kf6 23. Ke3 g5 24. g3 h5 25. h3 g4 26. hxg4 hxg4 27. f3 gxf3 28. Kxf3 Ke5 29. exf5 exf5 30. Re1+ Kf6 31. Rac1 Rxc1 32. Rxc1 Rd8 33. Rc7 Rd3+ 34. Kf4 Rxa3 35. Rxb7 Ra4 36. Rb5 a5 37. Rxf5+ Kg7 38. Rg5+ Kf6 39. Rf5+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2784) – Aronian, Levon (2794) [C88]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (13.4), 2018-03-26
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. d3 d6 9. Bd2 Bg4 10. c3 d5 11. h3 Bh5 12. Qe2 Rb8 13. Bg5 dxe4 14. dxe4 h6 15. Bc1 Bg6 16. Nbd2 Nh5 17. Nf1 Bc5 18. g3 Kh7 19. Kg2 Qe7 20. Bc2 Rfd8 21. b4 Bb6 22. a4 Nf6 23. Nh4 Qe6 24. Bd3 Bh5 25. g4 Bxg4 26. hxg4 Nxg4 27. Nf5 Nxf2 28. Bc2 g6 29. N1e3 gxf5 30. exf5 Qf6 31. Qxf2 e4 32. Rh1 Rd6 33. Bxe4 Rg8+ 34. Kf1 Ne5 35. Qf4 c6 36. axb5 Rg5 37. bxa6 Qd8 38. f6+ Ng6 39. Rxh6+  1 – 0 (view game)

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FIDE Candidates 2018 Round 12

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 24, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2763 7
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2784 7
3 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2809 6.5
4 Ding, Liren CHN 2769 6.5
5 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2767 6.5
6 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2800 5.5
7 So, Wesley USA 2799 5
8 Aronian, Levon ARM 2794 4

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2809) – Ding, Liren (2769) [D41]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (12.1), 2018-03-24
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 cxd4 8. cxd4 Bb4+ 9. Bd2 Bxd2+ 10. Qxd2 O-O 11. Bc4 Nd7 12. O-O b6 13. Rad1 Bb7 14. Rfe1 Rc8 15. Bb3 Re8 16. h3 Nf6 17. Qf4 Nh5 18. Qh2 h6 19. Ne5 Nf6 20. Qf4 b5 21. Re3 Rc7 22. Nd3 Rc3 23. Nc5 Rxe3 24. Qxe3 Bc6 25. Rc1 Qb6 26. f3 Rd8 27. Kf2 a5 28. g4 a4 29. Bc2 Nd7 30. Bd3 Nxc5 31. Rxc5 b4 32. Bc4 Bd7 33. g5 hxg5 34. Qxg5 Be8 35. Qe7 b3 36. axb3 a3 37. b4 Ra8 38. d5 a2 39. dxe6 a1=Q 40. exf7+ Bxf7 41. Bxf7+ Kh7 42. Qh4+ Qh6 43. Rh5 Qa7+  0 – 1 (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2767) – Aronian, Levon (2794) [C88]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (12.2), 2018-03-24
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. d3 d6 9. Bd2 Kh8 10. h3 Nd7 11. Nc3 Na5 12. Nd5 Nxb3 13. axb3 Bb7 14. c4 f5 15. Ba5 Rc8 16. Rc1 bxc4 17. bxc4 fxe4 18. dxe4 Nc5 19. Bc3 Qe8 20. b4 Ne6 21. Bd2 c6 22. Nxe7 Qxe7 23. Be3 c5 24. bxc5 Nxc5 25. Bxc5 Rxc5 26. Nd2 Bc8 27. Nf1 Be6 28. Ne3 Rc6 29. Qa4 Rfc8 30. Rb1 h6 31. Rb8 Rxc4 32. Rxc8+ Rxc8 33. Qxa6 Qc7 34. Rd1 Rd8 35. Qd3 Qc5 36. Kh2 Qc7 37. Kg1 Qc5 38. Rd2 Qc7 39. Qa3 Qe7 40. Rd1 Kh7 41. Qb4 Qc7 42. Rd3 Kg8 43. Qd2 Qe7 44. Kh2 Qf8 45. Kg1 Qe7 46. Qd1 Kh7 47. Rd2 Qf8 48. Rd3 Qe7 49. Rd2 Qf8 50. Nf1 Rd7 51. Ng3 Qb8 52. Kh2 Qf8 53. Kg1 Qb8 54. Kh2 Qf8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2763) – Caruana, Fabiano (2784) [C42]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (12.3), 2018-03-24
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Nc6 7. Be3 Be7 8. Qd2 Be6 9. O-O-O Qd7 10. a3 h6 11. Nd4 Nxd4 12. Bxd4 Rg8 13. Be2 c5 14. Be3 d5 15. f4 O-O-O 16. Bf3 Bg4 17. Bxd5 Bxd1 18. Rxd1 Qc7 19. c4 Rge8 20. Qf2 b6 21. g4 Bf6 22. Kb1 Rd7 23. Rd3 g5 24. Ka2 Ree7 25. Qf3 Kd8 26. Bd2 Kc8 27. Qf1 Rd6 28. fxg5 Bxg5 29. Bxg5 hxg5 30. Qf5+ Rdd7 31. Qxg5 Qe5 32. Qh6 Kd8 33. g5 Qd6 34. Qh8+ Re8 35. Qh4 Qg6 36. Qg4 Re5 37. h4 Ke7 38. Rd2 b5 39. Bxf7 Qf5 40. Rxd7+ Kxd7 41. Qxf5+ Rxf5 42. g6 Ke7 43. cxb5 Rh5 44. c4 Rxh4 45. a4 Rg4 46. a5 Kd6 47. a6 Kc7 48. Kb3  1 – 0 (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2800) – So, Wesley (2799) [D31]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (12.4), 2018-03-24
1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Be7 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bf4 c6 6. e3 Bf5 7. g4 Be6 8. Qb3 Qb6 9. f3 g5 10. Be5 f6 11. Bg3 Qxb3 12. axb3 h5 13. gxh5 Rxh5 14. Bd3 Kf7 15. h4 f5 16. Nh3 f4 17. exf4 Bxh3 18. fxg5 Bd7 19. Kf2 Na6 20. Bxa6 bxa6 21. Ne2 Bd8 22. Be5 Ne7 23. Nf4 Rh7 24. h5 Kg8 25. Rag1 Nf5 26. h6 Be8 27. g6 Rxh6 28. Rxh6 Nxh6 29. Rh1 Bg5 30. Ne6 Bxg6 31. Nxg5 Nf7 32. Ne6 Nxe5 33. dxe5 Re8 34. Nf4 Bc2 35. Rg1+ Kf7 36. e6+ Kf6 37. Nh5+ Ke5 38. f4+ Kd6 39. Ng7 Rf8 40. Ke3 d4+ 41. Kf3 Ke7 42. b4 Kf6  ½ – ½ (view game)

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FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018 Round 10

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 23, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2784 7
2 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2809 6.5
3 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2767 6
4 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2763 6
5 Ding, Liren CHN 2769 5.5
6 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2800 5
7 So, Wesley USA 2799 4.5
8 Aronian, Levon ARM 2794 3.5

Kramnik, Vladimir (2800) – Aronian, Levon (2794) [C50]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (10.1), 2018-03-22
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. d3 a6 6. Nd5 Nxd5 7. Bxd5 d6 8. Be3 Bxe3 9. fxe3 O-O 10. O-O Nb8 11. b4 Nd7 12. Qd2 c6 13. Bb3 a5 14. a3 Nf6 15. h3 h6 16. Rab1 b5 17. Qc3 Bd7 18. Rf2 Qb6 19. Re1 Rfe8 20. Nh4 c5 21. Ref1 cxb4 22. Qe1 d5 23. axb4 dxe4 24. bxa5 Rxa5 25. Ng6 Be6 26. Nxe5 exd3 27. Rxf6 gxf6 28. Rxf6 d2 29. Qg3+ Kf8 30. Rf1 Ra7 31. Ng6+ Kg7 32. Nf4+ Kh8 33. Nh5 f6 34. Nxf6 Rf8 35. Qf4 Rh7 36. Qe5 Qc7 37. Ne8+  1 – 0 (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2809) – Caruana, Fabiano (2784) [E04]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (10.2), 2018-03-22
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 Nc6 6. O-O Rb8 7. e3 Be7 8. Nfd2 e5 9. Bxc6+ bxc6 10. dxe5 Ng4 11. Nxc4 Be6 12. Nbd2 h5 13. f3 Qd3 14. fxg4 Bxc4 15. Nxc4 Qxc4 16. gxh5 Qe6 17. Qf3 Rb5 18. Qf5 Rxe5 19. Qxe6 Rxe6 20. Rf5 Rd6 21. Kg2 Rd1 22. b3 g6 23. Re5 c5 24. hxg6 fxg6 25. e4 Rh7 26. h4 Rf7 27. Kh3 Rff1 28. Bg5 Rxa1 29. Rxe7+ Kf8 30. Rxc7 Rxa2 31. Be7+ Kg8 32. Rc8+ Kg7 33. Bxc5 Re2 34. e5 Rd1 35. Re8 Rd5 36. Bd6 Re3 37. Re7+ Kg8 38. Re8+ Kf7 39. Re7+ Kg8 40. b4 Rdd3 41. Kg4 Rxg3+ 42. Kf4 Rgf3+ 43. Ke4 Rfe3+ 44. Kf4 Rf3+ 45. Kg5 Rf7 46. e6 Rd5+ 47. Kxg6 Rxd6 48. Rxf7 Rxe6+ 49. Rf6 Re4 50. b5 Rxh4 51. Ra6 Rh7 52. b6 Rg7+ 53. Kh6 Rh7+ 54. Kg5 Rg7+ 55. Kf5 axb6 56. Rxb6 Rf7+ 57. Rf6 Rxf6+ 58. Kxf6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ding, Liren (2769) – So, Wesley (2799) [D37]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (10.3), 2018-03-22
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Be7 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 b6 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Nxd5 Qxd5 9. Be2 Bb7 10. Bxc7 Qa5+ 11. Kf1 Nd7 12. h4 Rac8 13. Bf4 Rfd8 14. Kg1 Bxf3 15. Bxf3 e5 16. Bg5 Bxg5 17. hxg5 exd4 18. Qxd4 Qxg5 19. Rh5 Qf6 20. Rd5 Qxd4 21. Rxd4 Ne5 22. Bd5 Nc6 23. Rdd1 Kf8 24. Bxc6 Rxd1+ 25. Rxd1 Rxc6 26. Rd7 Rc2 27. Rxa7 Rxb2 28. a4 Ra2 29. Rb7 Ra1+ 30. Kh2 Rxa4 31. Rxb6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2767) – Karjakin, Sergey (2763) [E00]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (10.4), 2018-03-22
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Be7 5. Bg2 d5 6. Nf3 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7 8. Qc2 c6 9. Rc1 b6 10. a4 Ne4 11. Be1 a5 12. Nbd2 Nxd2 13. Nxd2 Bf6 14. cxd5 cxd5 15. e4 Bxd4 16. Nb3 Bf6 17. exd5 exd5 18. Bxd5 Ra7 19. Bg2 h6 20. Bc3 Rc7 21. Bxf6 Rxc2 22. Bxd8 Rxc1+ 23. Rxc1 Rxd8 24. Rd1 Kf8 25. f4 Ke7 26. Re1+ Kf8 27. Rd1 Ke7 28. Re1+ Kf8  ½ – ½ (view game)

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FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018 Round 10

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 22, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2784 6.5
2 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2809 6
3 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2767 5.5
4 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2763 5
5 Ding, Liren CHN 2769 5
6 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2800 4.5
7 So, Wesley USA 2799 4
8 Aronian, Levon ARM 2794 3.5

Kramnik, Vladimir (2800) – Aronian, Levon (2794) [C50]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (10.1), 2018-03-22
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. d3 a6 6. Nd5 Nxd5 7. Bxd5 d6 8. Be3 Bxe3 9. fxe3 O-O 10. O-O Nb8 11. b4 Nd7 12. Qd2 c6 13. Bb3 a5 14. a3 Nf6 15. h3 h6 16. Rab1 b5 17. Qc3 Bd7 18. Rf2 Qb6 19. Re1 Rfe8 20. Nh4 c5 21. Ref1 cxb4 22. Qe1 d5 23. axb4 dxe4 24. bxa5 Rxa5 25. Ng6 Be6 26. Nxe5 exd3 27. Rxf6 gxf6 28. Rxf6 d2 29. Qg3+ Kf8 30. Rf1 Ra7 31. Ng6+ Kg7 32. Nf4+ Kh8 33. Nh5 f6 34. Nxf6 Rf8 35. Qf4 Rh7 36. Qe5 Qc7 37. Ne8+  1 – 0 (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2809) – Caruana, Fabiano (2784) [E04]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (10.2), 2018-03-22
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 Nc6 6. O-O Rb8 7. e3 Be7 8. Nfd2 e5 9. Bxc6+ bxc6 10. dxe5 Ng4 11. Nxc4 Be6 12. Nbd2 h5 13. f3 Qd3 14. fxg4 Bxc4 15. Nxc4 Qxc4 16. gxh5 Qe6 17. Qf3 Rb5 18. Qf5 Rxe5 19. Qxe6 Rxe6 20. Rf5 Rd6 21. Kg2 Rd1 22. b3 g6 23. Re5 c5 24. hxg6 fxg6 25. e4 Rh7 26. h4 Rf7 27. Kh3 Rff1 28. Bg5 Rxa1 29. Rxe7+ Kf8 30. Rxc7 Rxa2 31. Be7+ Kg8 32. Rc8+ Kg7 33. Bxc5 Re2 34. e5 Rd1 35. Re8 Rd5 36. Bd6 Re3 37. Re7+ Kg8 38. Re8+ Kf7 39. Re7+ Kg8 40. b4 Rdd3 41. Kg4 Rxg3+ 42. Kf4 Rgf3+ 43. Ke4 Rfe3+ 44. Kf4 Rf3+ 45. Kg5 Rf7 46. e6 Rd5+ 47. Kxg6 Rxd6 48. Rxf7 Rxe6+ 49. Rf6 Re4 50. b5 Rxh4 51. Ra6 Rh7 52. b6 Rg7+ 53. Kh6 Rh7+ 54. Kg5 Rg7+ 55. Kf5 axb6 56. Rxb6 Rf7+ 57. Rf6 Rxf6+ 58. Kxf6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ding, Liren (2769) – So, Wesley (2799) [D37]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (10.3), 2018-03-22
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Be7 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 b6 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Nxd5 Qxd5 9. Be2 Bb7 10. Bxc7 Qa5+ 11. Kf1 Nd7 12. h4 Rac8 13. Bf4 Rfd8 14. Kg1 Bxf3 15. Bxf3 e5 16. Bg5 Bxg5 17. hxg5 exd4 18. Qxd4 Qxg5 19. Rh5 Qf6 20. Rd5 Qxd4 21. Rxd4 Ne5 22. Bd5 Nc6 23. Rdd1 Kf8 24. Bxc6 Rxd1+ 25. Rxd1 Rxc6 26. Rd7 Rc2 27. Rxa7 Rxb2 28. a4 Ra2 29. Rb7 Ra1+ 30. Kh2 Rxa4 31. Rxb6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2767) – Karjakin, Sergey (2763) [E00]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (10.4), 2018-03-22
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Be7 5. Bg2 d5 6. Nf3 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7 8. Qc2 c6 9. Rc1 b6 10. a4 Ne4 11. Be1 a5 12. Nbd2 Nxd2 13. Nxd2 Bf6 14. cxd5 cxd5 15. e4 Bxd4 16. Nb3 Bf6 17. exd5 exd5 18. Bxd5 Ra7 19. Bg2 h6 20. Bc3 Rc7 21. Bxf6 Rxc2 22. Bxd8 Rxc1+ 23. Rxc1 Rxd8 24. Rd1 Kf8 25. f4 Ke7 26. Re1+ Kf8 27. Rd1 Ke7 28. Re1+ Kf8  ½ – ½ (view game)

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FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018 Round 9

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 20, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2784 6
2 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2809 5.5
3 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2767 5
4 Ding, Liren CHN 2769 4.5
5 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2763 4.5
6 Aronian, Levon ARM 2794 3.5
7 So, Wesley USA 2799 3.5
8 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2800 3.5

So,W (2799) – Grischuk,A (2767) [C67]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (9), 2018-03-20
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 Re8 11. Bf4 Rxe1 12. Qxe1 Ne8 13. c3 d5 14. Bd3 g6 15. Qe2 c6 16. Nd2 Ng7 17. Re1 Bf5 18. Bxf5 Nxf5 19. Nf3 Ng7 20. Be5 Ne6 21. Bxf6 Qxf6 22. Ne5 Re8 23. g3 Ng7 24. Kg2 Re6 25. Qd1 Qe7 26. Nd3 Rxe1 27. Qxe1 Qxe1 28. Nxe1 Nf5 29. Nd3 Kf8 30. g4 Nd6 31. h4 h6 32. f3 Ke7 33. Kf2 g5 34. hxg5 hxg5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana,F (2784) – Ding Liren (2769) [E00]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (9), 2018-03-20
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Be7 5. Bg2 d5 6. Nf3 O-O 7. O-O c6 8. Qb3 b6 9. Nc3 Ba6 10. cxd5 cxd5 11. Ne5 Bb7 12. Rfc1 Nc6 13. Nxd5 Nxd4 14. Nxe7+ Qxe7 15. Qc4 Bxg2 16. Qxd4 Rfd8 17. Qf4 Bb7 18. Bb4 Qe8 19. Rc7 Nd5 20. Qxf7+ Qxf7 21. Rxf7 Ba6 22. Ba3 Bxe2 23. Rc1 Bh5 24. Rb7 Be8 25. Kg2 a5 26. h4 Rdb8 27. Rxb8 Rxb8 28. g4 b5 29. b3 b4 30. Bb2 a4 31. h5 Ra8 32. Kg3 Kf8 33. Nf3 Bd7 34. Rc4 Kg8 35. Ne5 Bb5 36. Rc5 Be8 37. Nc4 Bd7 38. Ne5 Be8 39. Bd4 Kf8 40. f3 Ke7 41. Kh4 Kf8 42. Kg5 h6+ 43. Kh4 Kg8 44. Kg3 Kh7 45. Nd3 Kg8 46. Rc1 axb3 47. axb3 Kh7 48. Nc5 Bf7 49. Re1 Ne7 50. Bb2 Nc6 51. f4 Ra2 52. Nd3 e5 53. fxe5 Bxb3 54. e6 Ra7 55. Nc5 Bc4 56. Nd7 Bb5 57. Nf8+ Kg8 58. Ng6 Ne7 59. Ra1 Nc6 60. Rd1 Kh7 61. Rd5 Ba4 62. Kf4 Bc2 63. Rc5 Ba4 64. g5 hxg5+ 65. Rxg5 Nd8 66. Re5 Be8 67. e7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian,L (2794) – Mamedyarov,S (2809) [E06]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (9), 2018-03-20
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 b6 8. Qxc4 Bb7 9. Nc3 c5 10. Rd1 Nbd7 11. Ne5 Bxg2 12. Kxg2 Qc8 13. Nxd7 Qxd7 14. dxc5 Qc6+ 15. f3 Qxc5 16. Qxc5 Bxc5 17. Bf4 Rfd8 18. e4 Ne8 19. Kf1 Kf8 20. Ke2 Ke7 21. Nb5 Rdc8 22. Rac1 a6 23. Nc3 b5 24. a4 Bd6 25. Be3 Rab8 26. axb5 axb5 27. Ba7 Rb7 28. Bd4 Rc4 29. e5 Bc5 30. Nd5+ exd5 31. Bxc5+ Ke6 32. b3 Rxc1 33. Rxc1 Kxe5 34. Kd3 Ke6 35. Bb4 Kd7 36. Kd4 Nc7 37. Ba5 Ne6+ 38. Kxd5 Ra7 39. b4 Ra6 40. f4 Rd6+ 41. Ke4 Rd4+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin,Sergey (2763) – Kramnik,V (2800) [D35]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (9), 2018-03-20
1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 c5 7. Rb1 Be7 8. Nf3 O-O 9. h4 cxd4 10. cxd4 Nc6 11. h5 f5 12. exf5 Qa5+ 13. Bd2 Qxf5 14. Bc3 h6 15. Bd3 Qg4 16. Kf1 e5 17. d5 e4 18. dxc6 exf3 19. gxf3 Rxf3 20. Be2 Rxf2+ 21. Kxf2 Bc5+ 22. Kf1 Qf4+ 23. Bf3 bxc6 24. Be1 Be6 25. Bh4 Rf8 26. Kg2 Kh8 27. Rc1 Rf5 28. Rc3 Rd5 29. Bxd5 Bxd5+ 30. Rf3 Qg4+ 31. Bg3 Bd6 32. Rh3 Be7 33. Qe2 Be4 34. Qf2 a5 35. a4 c5 36. Rh1 Bf6 37. Re1 Bc6 38. Ree3 c4 39. Qe2 Qxh5 40. Qxc4 Bd7 41. Rd3  1 – 0 (view game)

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FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018 Round 8

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 20, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2784 5.5
2 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2809 5
3 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2767 4.5
4 Ding, Liren CHN 2769 4
5 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2763 3.5
6 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2800 3.5
7 Aronian, Levon ARM 2794 3
8 So, Wesley USA 2799 3

So, Wesley (2799) – Caruana, Fabiano (2784) [C42]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (8.1), 2018-03-19
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Qe2 Qe7 6. d3 Nf6 7. Nc3 Qxe2+ 8. Bxe2 g6 9. Bg5 Bg7 10. O-O-O O-O 11. Rhe1 h6 12. Bh4 Nc6 13. d4 a6 14. a3 Bd7 15. d5 Na7 16. Nd4 Nc8 17. Nb3 g5 18. Bg3 Re8 19. Na5 b5 20. f3 Nh5 21. Bf2 Nf4 22. Bf1 Nb6 23. Rxe8+ Rxe8 24. Bxb6 cxb6 25. Nb7 Be5 26. Ne4 Rb8 27. Nexd6 Ng6 28. g3 Ne7 29. a4 Nf5 30. Nxf5 Bxf5 31. Re1 f6 32. Rxe5 fxe5 33. Nd6 Bd7 34. axb5 axb5 35. Bxb5 Bxb5 36. Nxb5 Rf8 37. Kd2 Rxf3 38. Ke2 g4 39. Nd6 h5 40. Nc4 b5 41. Nxe5 Rf5 42. Ng6 Kf7 43. Nf4 h4 44. Ng2 hxg3 45. hxg3 Rf3 46. Ne3 Rxg3 47. c4 bxc4 48. d6 Ke6 49. Nxc4 Rf3 50. d7 Rf8 51. Ne3 g3 52. d8=Q Rxd8 53. Kf3 Rd3 54. Kf4 Rb3 55. Ng2 Kd5 56. Nh4 Kc4 57. Kg4 Rd3 58. b4 Rb3 59. b5 Kd5 60. b6 Ke4 61. b7 Rxb7 62. Kxg3 Rg7+ 63. Kf2 Rg4 64. Ng2 Rxg2+ 65. Kxg2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2767) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2800) [D40]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (8.2), 2018-03-19
1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. Nf3 c5 5. e3 dxc4 6. Bxc4 a6 7. Bb3 b5 8. e4 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Bb7 10. e5 Ne4 11. O-O Nxc3 12. bxc3 Nc6 13. a4 Bc5 14. axb5 axb5 15. Rxa8 Bxa8 16. Nxb5 O-O 17. Qxd8 Rxd8 18. Bf4 h6 19. h4 Ne7 20. Rd1 Rb8 21. Bc4 Bc6 22. Nd4 Be4 23. h5 Nd5 24. Bxd5 Bxd5 25. Be3 Rc8 26. Re1 Bc4 27. Nf3 Ba3 28. Bd4 Bd3 29. Nd2 Bb2 30. Nf1 Rc4 31. Re3 Bf5 32. Ng3 Bh7 33. Kh2 Bc1 34. Re2 Bf4 35. Kh3 Ra4 36. Kg4 Bc1 37. Kf3 Bd3 38. Re1 Bb2 39. Ke3 Bc2 40. Kd2 Bb3 41. Rb1 Ra2 42. Kd3 Ba4 43. Ne4 Ba3 44. Ke3 Bc2 45. Re1 Bb3 46. g4 Bd5 47. Kd3 Be7 48. Rb1 Ra8 49. f4 Bh4 50. Rh1 Bd8 51. Rb1 Bc7 52. Ke3 Kh7 53. Nd6 Kg8 54. Rb5 Bc6 55. Rb4 Bd8 56. Bb6 Bh4 57. Bd4 Bg2 58. Rb2 Bc6 59. Rb6 Bg2 60. Rb2 Bc6 61. Rb3 Bg3 62. c4 Bh2 63. f5 exf5 64. Nxf5 Kh7 65. Bb2 Re8 66. Nd6 Re7 67. Rb8 f6 68. Rc8 Bh1 69. Nf5 Rb7 70. exf6 Rb3+ 71. Bc3 gxf6 72. Kd2 Bf4+ 73. Kc2 Rb8 74. Rxb8 Bxb8 75. Ne7 Be4+ 76. Kd2 Bf4+ 77. Ke2 Kg7 78. Nf5+ Kf7 79. Bd2 Be5 80. Bxh6 Ke6 81. Be3 Bxf5 82. gxf5+ Kxf5 83. h6 Kg6 84. c5 f5 85. Kf3 Kf7 86. Bf4 Bd4 87. c6 Ke7 88. c7 Kd7 89. h7 Kc8 90. Ke2 Kd7 91. Kd3  1 – 0 (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2809) – Karjakin, Sergey (2763) [E06]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (8.3), 2018-03-19
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 c6 8. a4 b6 9. Nbd2 Bb7 10. Nxc4 c5 11. Rd1 Nbd7 12. b3 Rc8 13. dxc5 Bxc5 14. Nfe5 Bxg2 15. Kxg2 Qc7 16. Nxd7 Nxd7 17. Qe4 Nf6 18. Qf3 Qc6 19. Qxc6 Rxc6 20. f3 Rfc8 21. e4 Kf8 22. Bf4 Be7 23. Rd3 Rd8 24. Rxd8+ Bxd8 25. Rd1 Be7 26. Ne5 Rc2+ 27. Rd2 Rc3 28. Rd3 Rc2+ 29. Rd2 Rc3 30. Rd3 Rc2+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ding, Liren (2769) – Aronian, Levon (2794) [A13]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (8.4), 2018-03-19
1. c4 Nf6 2. g3 e6 3. Bg2 d5 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. Qa4+ Bd7 6. Qxc4 c5 7. d4 Bc6 8. dxc5 Nbd7 9. Be3 Bd5 10. Qc2 Be4 11. Qc1 Ng4 12. b4 a5 13. Bg5 f6 14. Bd2 axb4 15. Bxb4 Nxc5 16. Bxc5 Rc8 17. Qc4 Bxc5 18. Qxe6+ Kf8 19. Qxg4 Bb4+ 20. Nbd2 Bxd2+ 21. Nxd2 Bxg2 22. Rg1 Bd5 23. Rd1 Qc7 24. Ne4 Rd8 25. f3 Qe5 26. Qf4 Qxf4 27. gxf4 Kf7 28. Nc3 Bc4 29. a4 Rxd1+ 30. Kxd1 Rd8+ 31. Kc2 Rc8 32. Kd2 Ba6 33. Ne4 Kf8 34. f5 Rd8+ 35. Ke3 Rd5 36. Rc1 Rxf5 37. Rc8+ Ke7 38. Rc7+ Kf8 39. Rc8+ Ke7 40. Rc7+ Kf8 41. Rc8+  ½ – ½ (view game)

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FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018 Round 7

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 18, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2784 5
2 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2809 4.5
3 Ding, Liren CHN 2769 3.5
4 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2767 3.5
5 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2800 3.5
6 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2763 3
7 Aronian, Levon ARM 2794 2.5
8 So, Wesley USA 2799 2.5

Karjakin, Sergey (2763) – So, Wesley (2799) [E51]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (7.1), 2018-03-18
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Nf3 d5 6. Bd2 c5 7. a3 cxd4 8. axb4 dxc3 9. Bxc3 dxc4 10. Bxc4 Qxd1+ 11. Kxd1 Bd7 12. Ke2 Rc8 13. Bd3 Nd5 14. Ne5 Be8 15. Bd2 f6 16. Nc4 Rd8 17. Rhc1 Nc6 18. Be4 Ndxb4 19. Bxb4 Nxb4 20. Bxb7 Rab8 21. Rxa7 Rd7 22. Na5 Nd3 23. Rd1 Nxb2 24. Rxd7 Bxd7 25. Bc6 Bxc6 26. Nxc6 Re8 27. e4 Nc4 28. Kd3 Nd6 29. f4 Kf8 30. e5 fxe5 31. fxe5 Nf5 32. g4 Nh4 33. Kc4 Nf3 34. Ra2 Rc8 35. Kb5 Ke8 36. Kb6 g5 37. h3 Nxe5 38. Nxe5 Rc3 39. Rh2 Ke7 40. Kb5 Re3  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2794) – Caruana, Fabiano (2784) [D37]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (7.2), 2018-03-18
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. e4 Bb4 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bxf6 Qxf6 8. Bxc4 c5 9. O-O cxd4 10. e5 Qd8 11. Ne4 O-O 12. Qe2 Be7 13. Rad1 Qc7 14. Bd3 Nd7 15. Rc1 Qa5 16. g4 Nxe5 17. Nxe5 Qxe5 18. f4 Qa5 19. g5 Qd8 20. h4 Bd7 21. gxh6 g6 22. h5 Kh8 23. Kh2 Bc6 24. Rf3 Bd6 25. Qf2 Bc7 26. Kh3 Qe7 27. Ng5 e5 28. Rxc6 bxc6 29. Nxf7+ Rxf7 30. hxg6 Rf6 31. g7+ Kg8 32. Bc4+ Kh7 33. Qh4 e4 34. Rg3 Bxf4 35. g8=Q+ Rxg8 36. Bxg8+ Kh8 37. Rg7 Qf8  0 – 1 (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2767) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2809) [D38]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (7.3), 2018-03-18
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 g5 7. Bg3 Ne4 8. Qc2 h5 9. h3 Nc6 10. e3 Bxc3+ 11. bxc3 Nxg3 12. fxg3 Qd6 13. Qf2 Qa3 14. Qc2 Qd6 15. Qf2 Qa3 16. Qc2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2800) – Ding, Liren (2769) [A28]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (7.4), 2018-03-18
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. d3 g6 5. g3 Bg7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O d6 8. b3 Nd4 9. Nd2 c6 10. e3 Ne6 11. Bb2 Nc5 12. Qc2 a5 13. Rae1 Re8 14. h3 Bf5 15. e4 Bd7 16. Ne2 b5 17. d4 exd4 18. Nxd4 Rc8 19. N4f3 d5 20. exd5 Rxe1 21. Rxe1 cxd5 22. cxb5 Bf5 23. Qd1 Nd3 24. Bd4 Rc1 25. Qxc1 Nxc1 26. Rxc1 Ne4 27. Nf1 Bxd4 28. Nxd4 Qb6 29. Bxe4 dxe4 30. Nxf5 gxf5 31. a4 Qe6 32. Ne3 Qxb3 33. Rc4 h5 34. h4 Kh7 35. Kg2 f6 36. Rd4 Kg6 37. Rc4 Kf7 38. Kh2 Kg6 39. Kg1 Qb1+ 40. Kg2 Qb3 41. Rd4 Kf7 42. Rd5 Qxa4 43. Rxf5 Kg6 44. b6 Qb3 45. Rxa5 Qxb6 46. Rd5 Qb2 47. Rf5 Qa2 48. Rc5 Qe2 49. Rc4 Qa2 50. Rb4 Qa5 51. Rb8 Qa2 52. Rd8 Qa5 53. Rd5 Qa2 54. Rf5 Qe6 55. Rd5 Qa6 56. g4 hxg4 57. h5+ Kf7 58. Rd7+ Ke6 59. Rg7 Qe2 60. h6 Qf3+ 61. Kg1 g3 62. Rxg3 Qh5 63. Rg7 f5 64. h7 f4 65. Ng4 Qh3 66. Rg6+ Kf5 67. Rg7 Ke6 68. Rg6+ Kf5 69. Nh6+ Kxg6 70. h8=Q Qxh6 71. Qe8+ Kf5 72. Qb5+ Kg4 73. Qe2+ Kf5 74. Qb5+  ½ – ½ (view game)

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FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018 Round 6

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 16, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2784 4
2 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2809 4
3 Ding, Liren CHN 2769 3
4 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2767 3
5 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2800 3
6 So, Wesley USA 2799 2.5
7 Aronian, Levon ARM 2794 2.5
8 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2763 2

So, Wesley (2799) – Aronian, Levon (2794) [C88]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (6.1), 2018-03-16
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. a5 d6 10. d3 Be6 11. Bxe6 fxe6 12. Nbd2 Rb8 13. Nb3 Qc8 14. h3 Nd8 15. Be3 c5 16. Nbd2 Nc6 17. c3 Rb5 18. d4 exd4 19. cxd4 Nxa5 20. dxc5 dxc5 21. Ra2 Qb7 22. b3 Kh8 23. Qc2 Nd7 24. Rea1 Bd8 25. Nc4 Nxc4 26. Qxc4 Bf6 27. Rd1 Qc6 28. Rad2 Nb6 29. Qc2 Qc7 30. e5 Be7 31. Nd4 Rc8 32. Nxe6 Qxe5 33. Nf4 Rf8 34. Re2 Qc3 35. Qb1 Qf6 36. Bc1 c4 37. bxc4 Nxc4 38. Re6 Qg5 39. Ng6+ Qxg6 40. Rxg6 hxg6 41. Qe4 Bf6 42. Qxc4 b3 43. Ba3 Rfb8 44. Rb1 b2 45. h4 Ra5 46. Qd3 Rd8 47. Qb3 Rc8 48. Qb7 Rd8 49. Qb3 Rc8 50. Qb4 Rb5 51. Qg4 Rc3 52. Bxb2 Rxb2 53. Rxb2 Rc1+ 54. Kh2 Bxb2 55. Qxg6 Ra1 56. g4 a5 57. Qh5+ Kg8 58. Qb5 Ba3 59. Qe5 Rd1 60. Qe6+ Kh7 61. Qe4+ Kh8 62. Qa8+ Kh7 63. Qxa5 Bd6+ 64. Kg2 Rd4 65. Qf5+ Kh8 66. Qh5+ Kg8 67. g5 Kf8 68. Qg6 Be7 69. Qf5+ Ke8 70. Kh3 Rd6 71. Qh7 Kf7 72. f4 Rd4 73. Qf5+ Ke8 74. Qe5 Rb4 75. Kg4 Kf8 76. Qf5+ Ke8 77. Qe6 Rd4 78. Qe5  1 – 0 (view game)

Ding, Liren (2769) – Karjakin, Sergey (2763) [D73]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (6.2), 2018-03-16
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. d4 Bg7 4. Bg2 Nf6 5. c4 dxc4 6. O-O O-O 7. Na3 c5 8. dxc5 c3 9. Nb5 Na6 10. Nxc3 Nxc5 11. Nd4 Qb6 12. Be3 Qxb2 13. Ncb5 Ne6 14. Rb1 Qxa2 15. Ra1 Qb2 16. Rb1 Qa2 17. Ra1 Qb2 18. Rb1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2809) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2800) [D35]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (6.3), 2018-03-16
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 c5 7. Rb1 Be7 8. Bb5+ Bd7 9. Bd3 cxd4 10. cxd4 Nc6 11. Be2 Rc8 12. Nf3 Qa5+ 13. Bd2 Bb4 14. Rb2 Bxd2+ 15. Qxd2 Qxd2+ 16. Kxd2 Na5 17. Rbb1 Ke7 18. Rhc1 f6 19. h4 Rhd8 20. Bd3 a6 21. Ke3 b5 22. g4 Be8 23. Ng1 Nc6 24. Ne2 Rd6 25. Rd1 Rcd8 26. Bc2 Na5 27. Bd3 Nc6 28. Bc2 h5 29. g5 fxg5 30. e5 R6d7 31. hxg5 h4 32. g6 Na5 33. Rbc1 Rc7 34. Bd3 Rdc8 35. Rxc7+ Rxc7 36. Rh1 Nc4+ 37. Kf4 Nb2 38. Be4 b4 39. Rxh4 Nd1 40. f3 Nc3 41. Nxc3 bxc3 42. Rh2 Rc8 43. Ke3 Bb5 44. f4 Bc4 45. Rh7 Rg8 46. a3 a5 47. Bc2 Kd7 48. d5 Bxd5 49. Kd4 Ba2 50. Kxc3 Kc6 51. Rh2 Kc5 52. Rd2 Rh8 53. Rd7 Rh3+ 54. Kb2 Bd5 55. Rxg7 Kd4 56. Rh7 Rg3 57. Rh5 Rg2 58. Rg5 Rf2 59. g7 Be4 60. g8=Q Rxc2+ 61. Kb3 Rc3+ 62. Ka4 Rc5 63. Rg2 Bf3 64. Qd8+  1 – 0 (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2784) – Grischuk, Alexander (2767) [E60]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (6.4), 2018-03-16
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. e3 O-O 5. Be2 c5 6. d5 e6 7. Nc3 exd5 8. cxd5 d6 9. Nd2 Na6 10. O-O Nc7 11. e4 Re8 12. a4 Rb8 13. f3 a6 14. a5 Bd7 15. Nc4 Bb5 16. Bg5 Bxc4 17. Bxc4 b5 18. axb6 Rxb6 19. Na4 Rb4 20. b3 Qc8 21. Bf4 Qd7 22. Ra2 Nh5 23. Be3 Rbb8 24. Qd2 Nb5 25. g4 Nf6 26. Nb2 Qc8 27. Bf4 Nd7 28. Bxb5 axb5 29. Bxd6 Rb6 30. Bg3 c4 31. bxc4 bxc4 32. Qe2 Rb4 33. Bd6 Rb6 34. Bg3 Rb4 35. Bd6 Rb6 36. Bg3  ½ – ½ (view game)

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FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018 Round 5

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 16, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2784 3.5
2 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2800 3
3 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2809 3
4 Ding, Liren CHN 2769 2.5
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2794 2.5
6 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2767 2.5
7 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2763 1.5
8 So, Wesley USA 2799 1.5

Aronian, Levon (2794) – Grischuk, Alexander (2767) [E60]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (5.1), 2018-03-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. f3 c5 4. d5 d6 5. e4 e6 6. Nc3 exd5 7. cxd5 Bg7 8. Nge2 Nbd7 9. Ng3 h5 10. Be2 Nh7 11. Bf4 Qe7 12. Qd2 h4 13. Nf1 g5 14. Be3 Ne5 15. g3 Bd7 16. gxh4 gxh4 17. Rg1 f5 18. f4 Ng4 19. e5 dxe5 20. d6 Qe6 21. Nb5 Rc8 22. Nc7+ Rxc7 23. dxc7 exf4 24. Rd1 Ng5 25. c8=Q+ Bxc8 26. Qd8+ Kf7 27. Qc7+ Kg8 28. Rd6 Qf7 29. Qd8+ Qf8 30. Bxf4 Ne6 31. Bc4 Qxd8 32. Rxd8+ Kh7 33. Rxh8+ Bxh8 34. Bd6 Ng5 35. Rg2 Ne4 36. Bb8 Bd4 37. h3 Ne5 38. Bd5 Nd3+ 39. Ke2 Nc1+ 40. Kd1 Nd3 41. Nd2 Nf6 42. Bf3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2784) – Karjakin, Sergey (2763) [E06]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (5.2), 2018-03-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Qb3 c6 7. O-O dxc4 8. Qxc4 b5 9. Qc2 Bb7 10. Nbd2 c5 11. dxc5 Na6 12. Nb3 Be4 13. Qc3 Rc8 14. Be3 Nd5 15. Qd2 Bxf3 16. Bxf3 Nxe3 17. Qxe3 Nxc5 18. Nxc5 Bxc5 19. Qb3 Qb6 20. e3 Be7 21. Rfd1 Rc7 22. Rac1 Rfc8 23. Rxc7 Rxc7 24. Kg2 g6 25. Rd2 Kg7 26. Rc2 Rxc2 27. Qxc2 Qc5 28. Qxc5 Bxc5 29. b3 f5 30. a4 bxa4 31. bxa4  ½ – ½ (view game)

So, Wesley (2799) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2800) [D41]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (5.3), 2018-03-15
1. c4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. Nc3 c5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 cxd4 8. cxd4 Bb4+ 9. Bd2 Bxd2+ 10. Qxd2 O-O 11. Bc4 Nd7 12. O-O b6 13. Rad1 Bb7 14. Rfe1 Rc8 15. Bb3 Re8 16. h3 Nf6 17. Qf4 Nh5 18. Qe5 Nf6 19. Qf4 Nh5 20. Qh2 h6 21. d5 exd5 22. exd5 Rxe1+ 23. Nxe1 Qf6 24. Nd3 Ba6 25. Qe5 Bxd3 26. Qxh5 Bc2 27. Rc1 Bf5 28. Rxc8+ Bxc8 29. d6 g5 30. Qd1 Bd7 31. Qd5 Kg7 32. Qb7 Qa1+ 33. Kh2 Qe5+ 34. Kg1 Qxd6 35. Qxa7 h5 36. Qb7 h4 37. Qf3 Qe7 38. Qc3+ f6 39. Qc4 Qe8 40. Qb4 b5 41. a3 Qe5 42. Bd1 Bc6 43. Bf3 Be8 44. Kf1 Bf7 45. Be2 Be8 46. Bf3 f5 47. Kg1 Bf7 48. Qd2 Kg6 49. Qc1 Be6 50. Qc6 Kf6 51. Qe8 Qa1+ 52. Kh2 Qxa3 53. Qd8+ Qe7 54. Qh8+ Qg7 55. Qd8+ Kg6 56. Qe8+ Qf7 57. Qxb5 Qc7+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ding, Liren (2769) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2809) [E06]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (5.4), 2018-03-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Qxc4 Bc6 10. Bf4 Bd6 11. Bg5 Nbd7 12. Nc3 h6 13. Bc1 a5 14. b3 Qe7 15. Bb2 Rfd8 16. Rac1 Ba3 17. Bxa3 Qxa3 18. Nb5 Qe7 19. Qc2 Bxf3 20. Bxf3 c6 21. Nc3 Nb6 22. e3 e5 23. dxe5 Qxe5 24. Rfd1 g6 25. Rd2 Rd7 26. Rxd7 Nbxd7 27. Rd1 h5 28. Rd4 Nc5 29. h4 Kg7 30. Kg2 Ne6 31. Rd1  ½ – ½ (view game)

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FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018 Round 4

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 14, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2784 3
2 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2800 2.5
3 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2809 2.5
4 Ding, Liren CHN 2769 2
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2794 2
6 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2767 2
7 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2763 1
8 So, Wesley USA 2799 1

Karjakin,Sergey (2763) – Aronian,L (2794) [D39]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (4), 2018-03-14
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 dxc4 6. e4 c5 7. Bxc4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bxc3+ 9. bxc3 Qa5 10. Bb5+ Nbd7 11. Bxf6 Qxc3+ 12. Kf1 gxf6 13. h4 Qb4 14. Rb1 Qd6 15. Rh3 a6 16. Be2 Nc5 17. Rc3 Nxe4 18. Rd3 O-O 19. Qc1 Qe5 20. Bf3 f5 21. Qh6 Qf6 22. Qxf6 Nxf6 23. Bxb7 Bxb7 24. Rxb7 Rac8 25. Rg3+ Kh8 26. Rgb3 Ne4 27. Rb2 Rfd8 28. Nb3 Rd1+ 29. Ke2 Nc3+ 30. Ke3 Kg7 31. g3 Kf6 32. Ra7 Rc6 33. Kf3 Nb5 34. Ra8 e5 35. Kg2 e4 36. a4 Na3 37. Rd2 Rxd2 38. Nxd2 e3 39. Nf3 Rc2 40. Rxa6+ Kg7 41. Nd4 Rxf2+ 42. Kg1 Nc2 43. Nxc2 Rxc2 44. Kf1 Rf2+ 45. Ke1 Rg2 46. Rb6 Rxg3 47. Rb4 Rg2 48. Rf4 Kg6 49. Rf3 Rg4 50. Rxe3 Rxa4 51. Kf2 Rxh4 52. Re8 Rg4 53. Kf3 Kg7 54. Re5 Kf6 55. Re8 h5 56. Rh8 Kg6 57. Kf2 Rg5 58. Kf3 Kg7 59. Ra8 h4 60. Kf2 h3 61. Ra3 Rh5 62. Kg1 Kg6 63. Kh2 f4 64. Ra7 f3 65. Ra1 f2 66. Rf1 Rf5 67. Kxh3 Kg5 68. Kg3 Rf4  0 – 1 (view game)

Grischuk,A (2767) – Ding Liren (2769) [D43]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (4), 2018-03-14
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 dxc4 7. e4 g5 8. Bg3 b5 9. Be2 Bb7 10. O-O Nbd7 11. Ne5 Bg7 12. Nxf7 Kxf7 13. e5 Nd5 14. Ne4 Qb6 15. Nd6+ Ke7 16. a4 Raf8 17. Bf3 a6 18. Bxd5 cxd5 19. axb5 axb5 20. Kh1 Bc6 21. f4 gxf4 22. Rxf4 Rxf4 23. Bxf4 Kd8 24. Qg4 Rf8 25. Bd2 Kc7 26. h3 b4 27. Qxg7 Qxd4 28. Bxb4 Qxb2 29. Ba5+ Kb8 30. Rg1 c3 31. Qe7 c2 32. Bd2 Qxe5 33. Bxh6 Rg8 34. Nf7 Qc3 35. Qd6+ Kb7 36. Qxe6 d4 37. Nd6+ Kb6 38. Ne4 Nc5 39. Qxg8 Nxe4 40. Kh2 d3 41. Be3+ Kb5 42. Qb8+ Kc4 43. Qc7 Qf6 44. Rf1 Qd6+ 45. Qxd6 Nxd6 46. Rf6 Kd5 47. Rxd6+ Kxd6 48. Kg3 Kd5 49. Kf2 Kc4 50. Bd2 Kb3 51. Ke3 Bxg2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov,S (2809) – So,W (2799) [E37]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (4), 2018-03-14
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 Ne4 7. Qc2 c5 8. dxc5 Nc6 9. cxd5 exd5 10. Nf3 Qf6 11. e3 Bg4 12. Be2 O-O 13. O-O Rfe8 14. Bd2 d4 15. Rad1 Nxd2 16. Rxd2 dxe3 17. Rd6 Re6 18. fxe3 Rxd6 19. cxd6 Bxf3 20. Bxf3 Qxd6 21. Qb3 Qe7 22. Bd5 Nd8 23. Rc1 Qd7 24. Qc4 Ne6 25. Bxe6 fxe6 26. Qd4 Qxd4 27. exd4 Rf8 28. Rc7 Rf7 29. Rc8+ Rf8 30. Rc7 Rf7 31. Rc8+ Rf8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik,V (2800) – Caruana,F (2784) [C42]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (4), 2018-03-14
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Qe2 Qe7 6. Nc3 Nxc3 7. dxc3 Qxe2+ 8. Bxe2 Nc6 9. Be3 Be7 10. O-O-O O-O 11. Rhe1 Bf6 12. Nd2 Re8 13. Bf3 Ne5 14. Bf4 Kf8 15. Bd5 c6 16. Bb3 Bf5 17. h3 g5 18. Bh2 Kg7 19. c4 g4 20. Ne4 Bxe4 21. Rxe4 Bg5+ 22. Kb1 gxh3 23. c5 f5 24. Rb4 hxg2 25. Rxb7+ Kh8 26. cxd6 Nf3 27. Ba4 Nxh2 28. Bxc6 Rad8 29. d7 Re2 30. Bxg2 Rxf2 31. Bc6 Ng4 32. Rxa7 Ne3 33. Rg1 h6 34. Rc7 Kg7 35. a4 Kf7 36. Bb5 Ke7 37. a5 Rf4 38. c3 Kd6 39. Rb7 Rg4 40. Re1 f4 41. a6 h5 42. a7 Ra8 43. b4 h4 44. c4 h3 45. c5+ Ke5 46. Rb8 Rxa7 47. Rg8 Bf6 48. d8=Q Bxd8 49. Rxg4 Bf6 50. Rg6 Rb7 51. Be2 Rxb4+ 52. Ka2 Nc2 53. Rc1 Nd4 54. Bd3 Ra4+ 55. Kb1 Nb3 56. Re1+ Kd5 57. Kc2 Nd4+ 58. Kb1 Nf3 59. Rd1 Ra1+ 60. Kc2 Rxd1 61. Ba6 Rd2+ 62. Kc1 Bb2+ 63. Kb1 Kxc5 64. Bb7 Ne5 65. Rf6 f3 66. Rf5 f2  0 – 1 (view game)

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Fide Candidates Tournament 2018 Round 3

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 12, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2800 2.5
2 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2809 2
3 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2784 2
4 Ding, Liren CHN 2769 1.5
5 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2767 1.5
6 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2763 1
7 Aronian, Levon ARM 2794 1
8 So, Wesley USA 2799 0.5

Caruana, Fabiano (2784) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2809) [B90]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (3.1), 2018-03-12
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. f3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. Be3 Be7 9. Qd2 Nbd7 10. g4 O-O 11. g5 Nh5 12. O-O-O b5 13. Nd5 Bxd5 14. exd5 f6 15. gxf6 Bxf6 16. Kb1 Nf4 17. Rg1 Kh8 18. Bd3 Bg5 19. Na5 Bh6 20. Nc6 Qh4 21. Qb4 Rf6 22. a4 Qxh2 23. Be4 Qe2 24. Bxf4 Bxf4 25. Qa5 Nc5 26. Qc7 Bh6 27. Nd8 Nxe4 28. fxe4 Rf8 29. Nf7+ Rxf7 30. Qxf7 Rc8 31. Rc1 Qxe4 32. Rgf1 Bf4 33. Rg1 Bh6 34. Rgf1 Rg8 35. Rcd1 bxa4 36. Qe7 Qg6 37. Rf8 Bg5 38. Rxg8+ Kxg8 39. Qd7 h5 40. Rg1 e4 41. Qxa4 e3 42. Qxa6 Qf5 43. Qa8+ Kh7 44. Qe8 Bf4 45. Qe6 g6 46. Rf1 Kg7 47. Qxf5 gxf5 48. c4 Bg3 49. Rg1 h4  ½ – ½ (view game)

So, Wesley (2799) – Ding, Liren (2769) [C89]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (3.2), 2018-03-12
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. c3 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Rxe5 c6 12. Re1 Bd6 13. d3 Bf5 14. Qf3 Qh4 15. g3 Qh3 16. Be3 Bxd3 17. Nd2 Qf5 18. Bd4 Rfd8 19. a4 h6 20. h4 Rac8 21. axb5 axb5 22. Bxd5 cxd5 23. Qxf5 Bxf5 24. Ra5 b4 25. Rxd5 Be6 26. Ra5 bxc3 27. Bxc3 Rb8 28. Nf1 Bb4 29. Raa1 Bc5 30. Ne3 Rd3 31. Red1 Rbd8 32. Rxd3 Rxd3 33. Rd1 Rxd1+ 34. Nxd1 Bb3 35. Ne3 Bxe3 36. fxe3 Kf8 37. Kf2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2763) – Grischuk, Alexander (2767) [C50]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (3.3), 2018-03-12
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. Nc3 h6 6. h3 d6 7. Na4 Bb6 8. a3 Ne7 9. b4 Ng6 10. O-O O-O 11. c3 c6 12. Nxb6 axb6 13. Bb3 Re8 14. Re1 Be6 15. Bc2 d5 16. exd5 Nxd5 17. Bd2 Bf5 18. d4 Bxc2 19. Qxc2 exd4 20. Rxe8+ Qxe8 21. Nxd4 b5 22. a4 bxa4 23. Rxa4 Rxa4 24. Qxa4 Ngf4 25. Qd1 Qe4 26. Qf1 Ne6 27. f3 Qg6 28. Nxe6 Qxe6 29. Qd3 b5 30. c4 bxc4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2794) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2800) [C65]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (3.4), 2018-03-12
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. O-O Qe7 7. h3 Rg8 8. Kh1 Nh5 9. c3 g5 10. Nxe5 g4 11. d4 Bd6 12. g3 Bxe5 13. dxe5 Qxe5 14. Qd4 Qe7 15. h4 c5 16. Qc4 Be6 17. Qb5+ c6 18. Qa4 f5 19. Bg5 Rxg5 20. hxg5 f4 21. Qd1 Rd8 22. Qc1 fxg3 23. Na3 Rd3 24. Rd1 Bd5 25. f3 gxf3 26. exd5 Qe2 27. Re1 g2+  0 – 1 (view game)

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FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018 Round 2

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 11, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2800 1.5
2 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2809 1.5
3 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2784 1.5
4 Ding, Liren CHN 2769 1
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2794 1
6 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2767 1
7 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2763 0.5
8 So, Wesley USA 2799 0

Grischuk, Alexander (2767) – So, Wesley (2799) [C84]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (2.1), 2018-03-11
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Bb7 10. Nbd2 Re8 11. Ng5 Rf8 12. Re1 d5 13. exd5 Nxd5 14. Ndf3 Qd7 15. d4 exd4 16. cxd4 h6 17. Ne4 Rfe8 18. Bd2 Nf6 19. Rc1 Nxe4 20. Rxe4 Bf6 21. Rg4 Kh8 22. Rc5 Rad8 23. Qc1 Nxd4 24. Nxd4 Re4 25. Rxc7 Qxd4 26. Be3 Rxg4 27. hxg4 Qe4 28. f3 Qb4 29. Rxb7 Bxb2 30. Qf1 f6 31. Qf2 Be5 32. f4 Bd6 33. g5 Qe4 34. Qf3 Qb1+ 35. Qf1 Qe4 36. Qf3 Qb1+ 37. Kf2 Bb4 38. Qe2 Qe4 39. Qf3 Qb1 40. Kg3 fxg5 41. Kh2 Qf5 42. Rf7 Qg6 43. fxg5 Bd6+ 44. Kh3  1 – 0 (view game)

Ding, Liren (2769) – Caruana, Fabiano (2784) [E06]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (2.2), 2018-03-11
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 b6 8. Ne5 Qxd4 9. Bxa8 Qxe5 10. Bf3 Nd5 11. Qxc4 Ba6 12. Qb3 Nc6 13. Qa4 Bb7 14. Nc3 Nd4 15. Bxd5 exd5 16. Bf4 Qf6 17. Rad1 c5 18. Be3 Nf3+ 19. exf3 d4 20. f4 dxc3 21. bxc3 Bf3 22. Rd3 Bc6 23. Qb3 Qf5 24. c4 Be4 25. Rd2 Qh5 26. f3 Bxf3 27. f5 Bc6 28. Qd1 Qh3 29. Rff2 h6 30. Qf1 Qg4 31. Rf4 Qg5 32. Rd3 Qf6 33. Bd2 Ba8 34. h4 Qc6 35. Kh2 Bd6 36. Rf2 Be5 37. Bc3 Bxc3 38. Rxc3 Re8 39. f6 g6 40. Rcc2 Re4 41. Rfe2 Qe6 42. Rxe4 Bxe4 43. Rf2 Bf5 44. Qc1 Kh7 45. Qc3 h5 46. a3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2809) – Aronian, Levon (2794) [E32]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (2.3), 2018-03-11
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 d5 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bxf6 Qxf6 9. Nf3 c6 10. g3 Nd7 11. Bh3 b6 12. cxd5 cxd5 13. Qc6 Rb8 14. O-O Rd8 15. Rfc1 Ba6 16. Bf1 Bc4 17. Qa4 a5 18. b3 b5 19. Qxa5 Bxb3 20. Rc7 Bc4 21. Qa7 Ra8 22. Qb7 Rab8 23. Qa7 Ra8 24. Qb7 Rab8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2800) – Karjakin, Sergey (2763) [C67]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (2.4), 2018-03-11
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. h3 Ke8 10. Nc3 h5 11. Bf4 Be7 12. Rad1 Be6 13. Ng5 Rh6 14. Rfe1 Bb4 15. a3 Bxc3 16. bxc3 Ne7 17. Nf3 Rh8 18. Bg5 c5 19. Nd2 Kf8 20. Nf1 Nf5 21. g3 Ne7 22. Kg2 Nd5 23. c4 Nb6 24. Ne3 Nxc4 25. Nxc4 Bxc4 26. g4 hxg4 27. hxg4 Bb5 28. Kg3 Re8 29. f4 b6 30. f5 Ba4 31. Rc1 Kg8 32. c4 Bc6 33. Rcd1 Ba4 34. Rc1 Bc6 35. Bh4 Ba4 36. Rc3 Bc6 37. Rce3 Rh6 38. Bg5 Rh7 39. R3e2 Ba4 40. Re3 Rh8 41. Bh4 Rh6 42. e6 fxe6 43. g5 Rh8 44. Rxe6 Rf8 45. R6e5 Bc2 46. f6 gxf6 47. gxf6 Rh7 48. Rg5+ Kh8 49. Re7 Rg8 50. Rxh7+ Kxh7 51. Rxg8 Kxg8 52. Kf2 Bb3 53. Bg3 Bxc4 54. Bxc7 Bd5 55. Bb8  ½ – ½ (view game)

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FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018 Round 1

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 10, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2800 1
2 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2809 1
3 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2784 1
4 Ding, Liren CHN 2769 0.5
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2794 0.5
6 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2767 0
7 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2763 0
8 So, Wesley USA 2799 0

Kramnik,V (2800) – Grischuk,A (2767) [A48]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (1), 2018-03-10
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. b3 c5 4. dxc5 Qa5+ 5. Nbd2 Qxc5 6. Bb2 Bg7 7. e3 O-O 8. c4 b6 9. Be2 Bb7 10. O-O Qc7 11. Rc1 d6 12. Nb1 Nbd7 13. Nc3 Rac8 14. Rc2 Qb8 15. Qa1 a6 16. Rd2 Rfe8 17. Rfd1 Ba8 18. Ng5 Rc5 19. Nh3 b5 20. Nf4 bxc4 21. Bxc4 Rg5 22. Ncd5 Ne5 23. Be2 Ne4 24. Rd4 Nc5 25. h4 Rf5 26. e4 Rxf4 27. Nxf4 Nxe4 28. Nd5 Nc5 29. Rb4 Qa7 30. Ne3 a5 31. Rb5 Ne6 32. Rxe5 dxe5 33. Bxe5 Qc5 34. Bxg7 Nxg7 35. Qd4 Qxd4 36. Rxd4 Bc6 37. Rd2 Rb8 38. Rc2 Be8 39. Rc7 Kf8 40. Ra7 a4 41. bxa4 Rb1+ 42. Kh2 Rb4 43. a5 Rxh4+ 44. Kg1 Ra4 45. Bc4 Bc6 46. Rc7 Be8 47. a6 Nh5 48. Nd5  1 – 0 (view game)

Karjakin,Sergey (2763) – Mamedyarov,S (2809) [C60]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (1), 2018-03-10
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. c3 a6 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. d4 exd4 7. cxd4 Bg4 8. Qb3 Bxf3 9. gxf3 Bg7 10. Be3 Ne7 11. Nc3 Bxd4 12. Bxd4 Qxd4 13. Qxb7 O-O 14. Qxc7 Rab8 15. O-O Rxb2 16. Qxe7 Qxc3 17. Kg2 Rc2 18. Rad1 Rxa2 19. Rc1 Rc2 20. Rxc2 Qxc2 21. Ra1 Qc4 22. Qb7 Qb5 23. Qxa6 Qg5+ 24. Kf1 Qf6 25. Kg2 Rb8 26. Ra5 Rb3 27. Qc8+ Kg7 28. Qg4 Rb5 29. Rxb5 cxb5 30. Qd7 Qg5+ 31. Kf1 Qe5 32. h4 b4 33. Qb7 Qc3 34. e5 b3 35. Kg2 Qc4 36. Qb6 h6 37. Kg3 Qd5 38. f4 Kh7 39. Qb8 Qc4 40. f3 Qc3 41. Qf8 Qc4 42. Qb8 Kg7 43. Qb6 Qd5 44. Qb8 Qd1 45. Qb7 Qg1+ 46. Kh3 Qe3 47. Kg2 Qe2+ 48. Kg3 Qe1+ 49. Kg2 Qe3 50. Qb4 g5 51. hxg5 hxg5 52. fxg5 Qe2+ 53. Kg3 Qxe5+ 54. Kf2 Qh2+ 55. Ke3 Qg1+ 56. Kf4 Qc1+ 57. Kg4 Qe3 58. Kg3 Qxg5+ 59. Kf2 Qd5 60. Ke3 Kg6 61. Ke2 Kf6 62. Ke3 Ke6 63. Qb6+ Kd7 64. Qa7+ Kc6 65. Qa6+ Kc5 66. Qa4 Qc4 67. Qa5+ Kc6 68. Qa1 Kb5 69. Qb2 Kb4 70. Kd2 Qf4+ 71. Ke1 Qh4+  0 – 1 (view game)

Aronian,L (2794) – Ding,Liren (2769) [A18]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (1), 2018-03-10
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 d5 4. e5 d4 5. exf6 dxc3 6. bxc3 Qxf6 7. d4 b6 8. h4 Bb7 9. Bg5 Qf5 10. Bd3 Qa5 11. Kf1 Nc6 12. Rb1 f6 13. Bd2 O-O-O 14. a4 e5 15. c5 Bxc5 16. Rb5 Qa6 17. Rh3 Bxd4 18. Be2 Rd6 19. Rb1 Qa5 20. Rb5 Qa6 21. Rb1 Qa5 22. Rb5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana,F (2784) – So,W (2799) [E00]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (1), 2018-03-10
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Be7 5. Bg2 d5 6. Nf3 O-O 7. O-O c6 8. Qb3 Nbd7 9. Bf4 a5 10. Rd1 Nh5 11. Bc1 Nhf6 12. Nbd2 b5 13. c5 b4 14. Qc2 a4 15. Re1 e5 16. Nxe5 Nxe5 17. dxe5 Nd7 18. Nf3 Bxc5 19. Ng5 g6 20. Bf4 Qb6 21. e4 b3 22. axb3 axb3 23. Qe2 Ba6 24. Qf3 Bc4 25. Rxa8 Rxa8 26. e6 dxe4 27. exf7+ Bxf7 28. Nxe4 Bd4 29. Nd6 Bd5 30. Qe2 Nf8 31. Bxd5+ cxd5 32. Qf3 Qa5 33. Re7  1 – 0 (view game)

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