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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov wins the Biel Chess Festival 2018 !!

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2801 7
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2842 5
3 Svidler, Peter RUS 2753 5
4 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2779 4.5
5 Navara, David CZE 2741 4
6 Georgiadis, Nico SUI 2526 1.5

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2801) – Carlsen, Magnus (2842) [E65]
51st Biel GM 2018 Biel SUI (9.1), 2018-07-31
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. Nc3 d6 6. Nf3 c5 7. O-O Nc6 8. e3 d5 9. cxd5 Nxd5 10. Nxd5 Qxd5 11. Ne5 Qd6 12. Nc4 Qc7 13. d5 Rd8 14. Bd2 Nb4 15. Bxb4 cxb4 16. Rc1 a5 17. a3 bxa3 18. bxa3 a4 19. Qd3 Bf5 20. e4 Bd7 21. Qe3 Ra6 22. e5 b5 23. d6 Qb8 24. dxe7 Re8 25. Rfd1 Rxe7 26. Qc5 Qf8 27. Ne3 Be6 28. Qxb5 Raa7 29. Nd5 Bxd5 30. Rxd5 Reb7 31. Qd3 Rb8 32. h4 Qe8 33. Qd4 Qe7 34. f4 Bf8 35. Kh2 Rab7 36. Qxa4 Qxa3 37. Qxa3 Bxa3 38. Rcd1 Be7 39. Kh3 Rc7 40. h5 gxh5 41. f5 f6 42. e6 Rb3 43. Rd7 Rbc3 44. Ra1 Kg7 45. Ra8 Kh6 46. Re8 Bb4 47. Rb8 Be7 48. Be4 R3c4 49. Bd5 R4c5 50. Be4 Rc4 51. Bd5 R4c5 52. Rb7 Rxd7 53. Rxd7 Ra5 54. Bc6 Ba3 55. Rf7 Re5 56. Kh4 Bc1 57. Kh3 Rxf5  1 – 0 (view game)

Navara, David (2741) – Svidler, Peter (2753) [A33]
51st Biel GM 2018 Biel SUI (9.2), 2018-07-31
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 e6 6. a3 Bc5 7. Nb3 Bb6 8. c5 Bc7 9. Bg5 h6 10. Bh4 O-O 11. e3 d5 12. cxd6 Qxd6 13. Bxf6 Qxd1+ 14. Rxd1 gxf6 15. Nb5 Be5 16. f4 Bxb2 17. Rd2 a6 18. Nc7 Ra7 19. Rxb2 b6 20. Nb5 axb5 21. Bxb5 Ne7 22. a4 Bd7 23. Bxd7 Rxd7 24. Kf2 Ra8 25. Ra1 Rda7 26. Nd2 Nd5 27. Nc4 Rxa4 28. Rxa4 Rxa4 29. Nxb6 Nxb6 30. Rxb6 Kg7 31. Kf3 f5 32. h3 h5 33. g4 hxg4+ 34. hxg4 fxg4+ 35. Kxg4 Kg6 36. Kf3 Rc4 37. Rb5 f5 38. Re5 Kf6 39. e4 Rxe4 40. Rxe4 fxe4+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Georgiadis, Nico (2526) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2779) [E60]
51st Biel GM 2018 Biel SUI (9.3), 2018-07-31
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 c6 4. Bg2 d5 5. Nf3 Bg7 6. Nbd2 Ne4 7. b3 O-O 8. Bb2 Na6 9. O-O Bf5 10. Nh4 Nxd2 11. Qxd2 Be6 12. Rac1 Qd7 13. Rfd1 Rfd8 14. Nf3 Rac8 15. Ne5 Bxe5 16. dxe5 dxc4 17. Qxd7 Rxd7 18. Rxd7 Bxd7 19. Rxc4 Be6 20. Rd4 Kf8 21. f4 Ke8 22. Ra4 Rc7 23. Kf2 Bc8 24. Rc4 c5 25. a3 Be6 26. Rc3 b5 27. Ke3 Nb8 28. b4 Nd7 29. bxc5 Nxc5 30. Be4 Bc4 31. Bc2 Nd7 32. Be4 a5 33. Rc1 Nc5 34. Bf3 Nb3 35. Rc2 Kd8 36. Bd4 Nxd4 37. Kxd4 Be6 38. Be4 Bc4 39. e3 f5 40. exf6 exf6 41. Rc3 f5 42. Bf3 Ke7  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Biel Chess Festival 2018 Round 8

Posted by 365Chess.com on July 30, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2801 6
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2842 5
3 Svidler, Peter RUS 2753 4.5
4 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2779 4
5 Navara, David CZE 2741 3.5
6 Georgiadis, Nico SUI 2526 1

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2779) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2801) [C82]
51st Biel GM 2018 Biel SUI (8.1), 2018-07-30
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. c3 Bc5 10. Nbd2 O-O 11. Bc2 Nxf2 12. Rxf2 f6 13. Nf1 Bxf2+ 14. Kxf2 fxe5 15. Kg1 Qd6 16. Ng3 h6 17. Qe1 Bg4 18. Nh4 e4 19. h3 Bd7 20. Be3 Qf6 21. Nh5 Qe5 22. Nf4 Rxf4 23. Ng6 Rf1+ 24. Kxf1 Qf5+ 25. Nf4 g5 26. Qg3 Kh7 27. Ke2 gxf4 28. Qxf4 Qxf4 29. Bxf4 Rg8 30. Kf2 Rf8 31. Ke3 Ne7 32. Bxc7 Nf5+ 33. Ke2 b4 34. Bf4 bxc3 35. bxc3 Nh4 36. g3 Ng2 37. c4 Nxf4+ 38. gxf4 Rc8 39. Rd1 Rxc4 40. Bb3 Ba4 41. Rxd5 Bxb3 42. axb3 Rc3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Svidler, Peter (2753) – Carlsen, Magnus (2842) [C65]
51st Biel GM 2018 Biel SUI (8.2), 2018-07-30
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 Be6 7. Qe2 Nd7 8. Nb3 Bb6 9. Ng5 Nf8 10. Be3 Qe7 11. g3 Bxb3 12. axb3 f6 13. Nf3 Ne6 14. Bxb6 cxb6 15. O-O a6 16. c3 O-O-O 17. Rad1 Kb8 18. Qe3 Ka7 19. d4 exd4 20. Nxd4 Nxd4 21. Rxd4 h5 22. Rfd1 Rxd4 23. cxd4 h4 24. d5 hxg3 25. hxg3 Qe5 26. Qf3 cxd5 27. exd5 Qxb2 28. d6 Rd8 29. d7 Qc2 30. Rd6 Qc5 31. Qd1 Qf5 32. Rd5 Qe4 33. Rd4 Qc6 34. Rd6 Qe4 35. Rd4 Qc6 36. Rd6 Qe4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Navara, David (2741) – Georgiadis, Nico (2526) [E52]
51st Biel GM 2018 Biel SUI (8.3), 2018-07-30
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 Nf6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Bd3 b6 7. O-O Bb7 8. cxd5 exd5 9. Ne5 Nbd7 10. f4 c5 11. Ne2 cxd4 12. exd4 Bd6 13. Ng3 Ne4 14. Nf5 Ndf6 15. Qf3 Bc7 16. Be3 Nd6 17. Rac1 Nfe4 18. Nxd6 Bxd6 19. f5 Rc8 20. Rce1 f6 21. Ng6 Re8 22. Nf4 Bxf4 23. Bxf4 Qd7 24. Qd1 Qxf5 25. Bb8 Qe6 26. Bxa7 Ra8 27. Qb3 Qf7 28. Qxb6 Re6 29. Qa5 Bc6 30. Rxe4 dxe4 31. Bc4 Rxa7 32. Qc5 Rc7 33. Rc1 e3 34. b4 e2 35. Re1 Kh8 36. b5 Qe7 37. Bxe6 Qxc5 38. dxc5 Bxb5 39. Bg4 Rxc5 40. Bxe2 Ba4 41. Rb1 g6 42. Rb4 Rc2 43. Bd1 Rc1 44. Rxa4 Rxd1+ 45. Kf2 Rd2+ 46. Kf3 Kg7 47. Ra7+ Kh6 48. a4 Ra2 49. a5 Kg5 50. a6 h5 51. Ra8 Kf5  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Biel Chess Festival 2018 Round 7

Posted by 365Chess.com on July 29, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2801 5.5
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2842 4.5
3 Svidler, Peter RUS 2753 4
4 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2779 3.5
5 Navara, David CZE 2741 3
6 Georgiadis, Nico SUI 2526 0.5

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2801) – Navara, David (2741) [E10]
51st Biel GM 2018 Biel SUI (7.1), 2018-07-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. e3 c5 5. Nc3 a6 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Be2 Nc6 8. O-O cxd4 9. Nxd4 Bd6 10. b3 Be5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. Bb2 h5 13. f4 Bb8 14. Na4 Ba7 15. Bd4 Bg4 16. Bxg4 hxg4 17. Rc1 Qd6 18. Qc2 Bxd4 19. exd4 O-O 20. Qxc6 Qa3 21. Qc2 Rac8 22. Qb2 Qxb2 23. Nxb2 Rxc1 24. Rxc1 Re8 25. Kf1 Re4 26. g3 Rxd4 27. Ke2 g5 28. fxg5 Ne4 29. Nd3 Nxg5 30. Nf2 Rb4 31. Rc5 Ne4 32. Ra5 Nxf2 33. Kxf2 Rb6 34. Rxd5 Rh6 35. Ke3 Rxh2 36. Ra5 f5 37. Rxa6 Rg2 38. Kf4 Rf2+ 39. Kg5 Rf3 40. Kh4 Kf7 41. b4 Ke7 42. b5 Kd7 43. Ra7+ Kd6 44. Rf7 Rf2 45. b6 Rxa2 46. Rxf5 Rb2 47. Rh5 Rb4 48. Rh8 Ke5 49. Rb8 Kf6 50. Kh5 Kg7 51. Kg5 Kf7 52. Rb7+ Ke8 53. Kh4 Kf8 54. Kh5 Ke8 55. Rb8+ Kf7 56. Kg5 Kg7 57. Rb7+ Kf8 58. Kf6 Ke8 59. Rb8+ Kd7 60. Kg5 Kc6 61. Kh5 Re4 62. Rg8 Kxb6 63. Rxg4 Re3 64. Rg7 Kc6 65. g4 Kd6 66. g5 Ke6 67. Kg6 Rg3 68. Ra7  1 – 0 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2842) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2779) [B90]
51st Biel GM 2018 Biel SUI (7.2), 2018-07-29
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. f3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. Be3 h5 9. Qd2 Nbd7 10. Nd5 Bxd5 11. exd5 g6 12. Be2 Bg7 13. O-O a5 14. a4 O-O 15. Bb5 Qc7 16. c4 b6 17. h3 Nc5 18. Nxc5 bxc5 19. Ra3 Nh7 20. Rb3 f5 21. Bc6 Rab8 22. Rb5 f4 23. Bf2 e4 24. Qc2 Qe7 25. Qxe4 Qxe4 26. fxe4 Ng5 27. Re1 Nf7 28. Rb1 Ng5 29. Rxa5 Rb3 30. Rb5 Rd3 31. Re1 f3 32. h4 Nf7 33. a5 Ne5 34. a6 Rd2 35. a7 fxg2 36. a8=Q Nf3+ 37. Kxg2 Nxe1+ 38. Kf1 Rxf2+ 39. Kxe1 Rxa8 40. Kxf2 Rf8+ 41. Ke2 Rf4 42. b4 cxb4 43. c5 Be5 44. cxd6 Bxd6 45. Kd3 Kf7 46. Rb6 Bc5 47. Rb5 Bd6 48. Rb6 Bc5 49. Rb5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Georgiadis, Nico (2526) – Svidler, Peter (2753) [B90]
51st Biel GM 2018 Biel SUI (7.3), 2018-07-29
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e6 7. g4 h6 8. h4 e5 9. Nf5 g6 10. Nxh6 Bxh6 11. Bxh6 Bxg4 12. f3 Bxf3 13. Qxf3 Rxh6 14. O-O-O Nc6 15. Bxa6 Rxa6 16. Rhf1 Nd4 17. Rxd4 exd4 18. Nd5 Rxa2 19. Nxf6+ Kf8 20. Kb1 Ra5 21. Qf4 Kg7 22. b4 Rb5 23. Nd5 f5 24. exf5 Rxd5 25. f6+ Kh7 26. Qe4 Rhh5 27. Qe6 Qf8 28. Qd7+ Kh6  0 – 1 (view game)

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Biel Chess Festival 2018 Round 6

Posted by 365Chess.com on July 28, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2801 4.5
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2842 3.5
3 Svidler, Peter RUS 2753 3
4 Navara, David CZE 2741 3
5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2779 3
6 Georgiadis, Nico SUI 2526 0.5

Navara, David (2741) – Carlsen, Magnus (2842) [D41]
51st Biel GM 2018 Biel SUI (6.1), 2018-07-27
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. Rc1 b6 12. Bd3 Ba6 13. Bxa6 Nxa6 14. O-O Rc8 15. Rxc8 Qxc8 16. Rc1 Qb7 17. Qc2 Nb4 18. Qc4 a5 19. a3 b5 20. Qc7 Qxc7 21. Rxc7 Nd3 22. g3 Rb8 23. Rc3 Nb2 24. Ne5 f6 25. Nc6 Ra8 26. Rb3 Nc4 27. Rxb5 a4 28. d5 exd5 29. exd5 Nxa3 30. Rc5 Kf7 31. Nd4 Ke7 32. Rc3 Nb1 33. Rc7+ Kd6 34. Nb5+ Kxd5 35. Rc1 a3 36. Rxb1 a2 37. Nc3+ Kd4 38. Nxa2 Rxa2 39. Rb7 Ke4 40. Kg2 g5 41. Rxh7 Kf5 42. Rg7 g4 43. Rh7 Kg6 44. Rh4 f5 45. h3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Georgiadis, Nico (2526) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2801) [B92]
51st Biel GM 2018 Biel SUI (6.2), 2018-07-27
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. Be3 Be6 9. Nd5 Nbd7 10. Qd3 Bxd5 11. exd5 Rc8 12. c4 O-O 13. O-O Ne8 14. Qd2 b6 15. Rac1 a5 16. Na1 f5 17. f3 f4 18. Bf2 Bh4 19. Bd3 Bxf2+ 20. Qxf2 Nc5 21. Bc2 g6 22. Rfe1 Ng7 23. Be4 Qd7 24. Nc2 Nf5 25. b3 Kh8 26. Rb1 Ng7 27. Na3 Nf5 28. Nb5 Rf6 29. a3 g5 30. Nc3 Nd4 31. b4 axb4 32. Rxb4 g4 33. Qh4 Nxe4 34. Nxe4 Rg6 35. fxg4 Nc2 36. Rxb6 Nxe1 37. Nf6 Qg7 38. Rxd6 Rh6 39. Qxe1 Rxf6  0 – 1 (view game)

Svidler, Peter (2753) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2779) [A34]
51st Biel GM 2018 Biel SUI (6.3), 2018-07-27
1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nb4 6. Bc4 Nd3+ 7. Ke2 Nf4+ 8. Kf1 Ne6 9. d3 Nc6 10. h4 g6 11. h5 Bg7 12. Be3 Ned4 13. h6 Bf6 14. Nd5 Bg4 15. Nxf6+ exf6 16. Bxd4 Nxd4 17. Qa4+ Qd7 18. Qxd7+ Bxd7 19. Nxd4 cxd4 20. e5 fxe5 21. Re1 f6 22. f4 Rf8 23. Kg1 Ke7 24. fxe5 f5 25. Rh4 f4 26. Re4 g5 27. Rh5 Rf5 28. g4 fxg3 29. Rg4 Raf8 30. Rhxg5 Rf1+ 31. Kg2 Bc6+  0 – 1 (view game)

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Biel Chess Festival 2018 Round 5

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2842 3.5
2 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2801 3.5
3 Svidler, Peter RUS 2753 3
4 Navara, David CZE 2741 2.5
5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2779 2
6 Georgiadis, Nico SUI 2526 0.5

Carlsen, Magnus (2842) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2801) [C77]
51st Biel GM 2018 Biel SUI (5.1), 2018-07-26
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 b5 6. Bb3 Bc5 7. c3 d6 8. Bg5 h6 9. Bh4 O-O 10. Nbd2 Be6 11. O-O Bb6 12. Re1 Bxb3 13. Nxb3 Nb8 14. d4 Nbd7 15. a4 Re8 16. Qc2 Qe7 17. h3 Rab8 18. axb5 axb5 19. Na5 Bxa5 20. Rxa5 c6 21. Ra7 Qe6 22. Rd1 Nf8 23. Rc7 Rec8 24. Rxc6 Rxc6 25. d5 Qc8 26. dxc6 Ne8 27. Be7 Qxc6 28. Nh4 Ng6 29. Nf5 Rb7 30. Bxd6 Rd7 31. Ba3 Rxd1+ 32. Qxd1 Qxe4 33. Ne3 Nf6 34. g3 h5 35. h4 Qc6 36. Bb4 Kh7 37. b3 Qa8 38. c4 bxc4 39. bxc4 Qc6 40. Bd6 Kg8 41. c5 Qe4 42. Qf1 Nd5 43. Nxd5 Qxd5 44. Qc1 f6 45. Qc2 e4 46. Kf1 Kf7 47. Qa4 Qd3+ 48. Kg1 Kg8 49. Qa2+ Kh7 50. Kh2 Qd1 51. Qa3 Qd2 52. Qe3 Qd5 53. Qc1 Kg8 54. Kg1 Kf7 55. Qa1 Kg8 56. Qc1 Kf7 57. Qb1 Ne7 58. Bxe7 Kxe7 59. Qb6 Qd1+ 60. Kh2 Qd4 61. Qb7+ Ke6 62. Qc6+ Ke7 63. Kg2 e3 64. Qb7+ Ke6 65. Qc8+ Kd5 66. fxe3 Qg4 67. Qd8+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Svidler, Peter (2753) – Navara, David (2741) [A28]
51st Biel GM 2018 Biel SUI (5.2), 2018-07-26
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. e3 Bb4 5. Qc2 Bxc3 6. Qxc3 Qe7 7. b3 d5 8. d4 exd4 9. Nxd4 Nxd4 10. Qxd4 c5 11. Qf4 O-O 12. Bb2 d4 13. O-O-O dxe3 14. Re1 Qe4 15. Qxe3 Bf5 16. Qxe4 Nxe4 17. Bd3 Rfe8 18. Bc2 f6 19. f3 Nd6 20. Bd1 b6 21. Bc3 Nf7 22. g4 Bd7 23. f4 Bc6 24. Rxe8+ Rxe8 25. Re1 Kf8 26. Rxe8+ Kxe8 27. Bc2 h6 28. Kd2 Bf3 29. h3 Bg2 30. h4 Bf3 31. g5 hxg5 32. hxg5 fxg5 33. fxg5 Nxg5 34. Ke3 Bc6 35. Bxg7 Kd7 36. Be5 Kc8 37. Bf5+ Bd7 38. Bc2 Kb7 39. Bc3 Ne6 40. Bf5 Nf8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2779) – Georgiadis, Nico (2526) [A18]
51st Biel GM 2018 Biel SUI (5.3), 2018-07-26
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 d5 4. e5 d4 5. exf6 dxc3 6. bxc3 Qxf6 7. Nf3 Nc6 8. d4 e5 9. Be2 exd4 10. Bg5 Qg6 11. O-O Be7 12. Bd3 Qd6 13. Bxe7 Nxe7 14. cxd4 O-O 15. Re1 b6 16. c5 Qf6 17. Be4 c6 18. cxb6 axb6 19. Qb1 Bf5 20. Qxb6 Bxe4 21. Rxe4 Qd6 22. Qc5 Qxc5 23. dxc5 Nd5 24. a4 g6 25. g3 Rfb8 26. Rc4 Ra6 27. Nd4 Rb2 28. Ra3 Kg7 29. Rd3 Ne7 30. Nf3 Nd5 31. Ne5 Rb4 32. Rxb4 Nxb4 33. Rd7 Kg8 34. Nxf7 Ra5 35. Ng5 Rxc5 36. Rd8+  1 – 0 (view game)

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Biel Chess Festival 2018 Round 4

Posted by 365Chess.com on July 25, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2842 3
2 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2801 3
3 Svidler, Peter RUS 2753 2.5
4 Navara, David CZE 2741 2
5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2779 1
6 Georgiadis, Nico SUI 2526 0.5

Georgiadis, Nico (2526) – Carlsen, Magnus (2842) [C17]
51st Biel GM 2018 Biel SUI (4.1), 2018-07-25
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Ba5 6. b4 cxd4 7. Qg4 Kf8 8. Nb5 Bc7 9. Qxd4 Nc6 10. Qc5+ Nge7 11. Nxc7 Qxc7 12. Nf3 b6 13. Qd6 Qxd6 14. exd6 Nf5 15. Bf4 f6 16. g4 Nfd4 17. Nxd4 Nxd4 18. O-O-O e5 19. Rxd4 exd4 20. Bb5 Bxg4 21. Re1 g5 22. Bg3 Rd8 23. Re7 h5 24. h4 gxh4 25. Bf4 Bf5 26. Rxa7 Rh7 27. Rc7 Bd7 28. Bc6 h3 29. Kd2 Rg7 30. Bh6 Bxc6 31. Rxg7 Rxd6 32. Rg5+ Kf7 33. Rxh5 Bb5 34. Rxh3 Re6 35. Rf3 Kg6 36. Bf4 Rc6 37. Bg3 Rc4 38. Rd3 Kf5 39. Rf3+ Ke6 40. Rd3 f5 41. f3 f4 42. Bf2 Ke5 43. c3 Rc6 44. Rxd4 Rh6 45. Kc1 Rh3 46. Rd2 Rxf3 47. Bd4+ Ke4 48. Kb2 Rd3 49. Rxd3 Kxd3 50. Bxb6 Ba4 51. Ba7 f3 52. Bg1 Kd2 53. Ba7 Bd1 54. Bc5 Ba4 55. Ba7 Ke2 56. c4 d4 57. Bxd4 Kd3 58. Ba7 Kxc4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2801) – Svidler, Peter (2753) [E60]
51st Biel GM 2018 Biel SUI (4.2), 2018-07-25
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 c6 4. Bg2 d5 5. Qa4 dxc4 6. Qxc4 Be6 7. Qa4 Bg7 8. Nf3 O-O 9. O-O Nbd7 10. Nc3 Nd5 11. Rd1 N7f6 12. h3 Qb6 13. Ne1 Rfd8 14. e4 Nxc3 15. bxc3 Qb5 16. Qxb5 cxb5 17. Ba3 Bf8 18. d5 Bc8 19. Rac1 e6 20. d6 e5 21. Nd3 Ne8 22. Nxe5 Be6 23. Rd2 Bxd6 24. Rcd1 Bc7 25. Nd7 Nd6 26. Nf6+ Kg7 27. Nd5 Bxd5 28. Rxd5 Nc4 29. Bc5 a6 30. f4 Rxd5 31. Rxd5 Bb6 32. e5 Rc8 33. Bxb6 Nxb6 34. Rd6 Na4 35. Bxb7 Rxc3 36. Bxa6 Rxg3+ 37. Kh2 Ra3 38. Bxb5 Rxa2+ 39. Kg3 Nc5 40. Rd4 Ra3+ 41. Kg2 Ne6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Navara, David (2741) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2779) [D85]
51st Biel GM 2018 Biel SUI (4.3), 2018-07-25
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 c5 8. Be3 Qa5 9. Nd2 Bd7 10. Rb1 Ba4 11. Qxa4+ Qxa4 12. Bb5+ Qxb5 13. Rxb5 b6 14. dxc5 Nd7 15. Ke2 Bxc3 16. Nb3 O-O 17. c6 Nf6 18. Kd3 Bb2 19. Nd2 Rfd8+ 20. Kc4 Ba3 21. e5 Rac8 22. exf6 Rxc6+ 23. Kb3 Rd3+ 24. Ka4 Bd6 25. Rb3 Rd5 26. Rb5 Rd3 27. Rb3 Rd5 28. Rb5 Rd3  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Biel Chess Festival 2018 Round 3

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2842 2.5
2 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2801 2.5
3 Svidler, Peter RUS 2753 2
4 Navara, David CZE 2741 1.5
5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2779 0.5
6 Georgiadis, Nico SUI 2526 0

Carlsen, Magnus (2842) – Svidler, Peter (2753) [B94]
51st Biel GM 2018 Biel SUI (3.1), 2018-07-24
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 Nbd7 7. Qe2 h6 8. Bh4 g6 9. f4 Qc7 10. O-O-O Bg7 11. g4 e5 12. fxe5 Nxe5 13. h3 Be6 14. Qf2 Nfd7 15. Bb5 O-O 16. Bxd7 Qxd7 17. Nf5 gxf5 18. gxf5 Kh7 19. Rhg1 Bh8 20. Bg3 Rac8 21. Bf4 Qe7 22. fxe6 fxe6 23. Qg3 Rg8 24. Qf2 Rgf8 25. Qg3 Rg8 26. Qf2 Rgf8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2801) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2779) [A04]
51st Biel GM 2018 Biel SUI (3.2), 2018-07-24
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. e3 Nf6 5. d4 e4 6. Ne5 g6 7. g4 h6 8. Bg2 Bg7 9. h3 Qe7 10. b3 cxd4 11. exd4 Nxe5 12. dxe5 Qxe5 13. Bb2 d5 14. Qe2 Qe7 15. cxd5 O-O 16. O-O Re8 17. Rfe1 Bd7 18. Nxe4 Nxe4 19. Bxg7 Kxg7 20. Qxe4 Qxe4 21. Bxe4 h5 22. gxh5 gxh5 23. h4 Rac8 24. Bf3 Rxe1+ 25. Rxe1 Kf6 26. d6 b6 27. Re7 Rd8 28. Bxh5 Be6 29. Rxa7 Rxd6 30. Kg2 Rd8 31. Bf3 Ke5 32. Ra4  1 – 0 (view game)

Georgiadis, Nico (2526) – Navara, David (2741) [E62]
51st Biel GM 2018 Biel SUI (3.3), 2018-07-24
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. Nc3 d6 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. O-O e5 8. dxe5 dxe5 9. Bg5 Be6 10. Qa4 Qc8 11. Rfd1 Nd7 12. Nd5 e4 13. Ne1 Nb6 14. Qb3 Bxd5 15. cxd5 Nd4 16. Qe3 Nc4 17. Qxe4 Re8 18. Rxd4 Rxe4 19. Rxe4 Nd6 20. Re3 Bxb2 21. Rd1 a5 22. Rb3 Bg7 23. Bf4 b5 24. Rc1 Qd7 25. Nd3 b4 26. e4 Nb5 27. e5 Rd8 28. Nc5 Qe8 29. Nb7 Rb8 30. d6 cxd6 31. Bc6 Qe6 32. exd6 Nc3 33. Rb2 g5 34. Be3 Nxa2 35. Rxa2 Qxa2 36. d7 Bf6 37. Ba7 Rf8 38. Re1 Qd2 39. Kf1 b3  0 – 1 (view game)

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Biel Chess Festival 2018 Round 2

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2842 2
2 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2801 1.5
3 Svidler, Peter RUS 2753 1.5
4 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2779 0.5
5 Navara, David CZE 2741 0.5
6 Georgiadis, Nico SUI 2526 0

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2779) – Carlsen, Magnus (2842) [B07]
51st Biel GM 2018 Biel SUI (2.1), 2018-07-23
1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Bf4 c6 5. Nf3 Bg7 6. Qd2 O-O 7. h3 Qa5 8. e5 dxe5 9. dxe5 Nd5 10. Nxd5 Qxd2+ 11. Bxd2 cxd5 12. O-O-O Nc6 13. Bc3 e6 14. h4 h6 15. Bd3 Bd7 16. Rhe1 Rfc8 17. Rd2 Rab8 18. Rde2 b5 19. Nd4 b4 20. Nxc6 Bxc6 21. Bd4 Bb5 22. Kd2 h5 23. f4 Bf8 24. g4 hxg4 25. Rg1 Bc5 26. Bxc5 Rxc5 27. Rxg4 Kf8 28. Rh2 Bxd3 29. Kxd3 Rc4 30. h5 gxh5 31. Rxh5 Ke7 32. Rgh4 Rg8 33. f5 Rg3+ 34. Kd2 Rg2+ 35. Kd1 Rcxc2 36. f6+ Kd7 37. Rxb4 a5 38. Rb8 Rcf2 39. Ke1 Kc6 40. Rc8+ Kb5 41. Rh7 d4 42. Rg8 Re2+ 43. Kf1 Rgf2+ 44. Kg1 Rf4 45. Rxf7 Rxe5 46. Rc7 Rxf6 47. Rb8+ Ka6 48. Rc6+ Ka7 49. Rg8 Rf7 50. Rg6 Re1+ 51. Kg2 d3 52. Rd6 Re2+ 53. Kh3 d2 54. Rg8 Kb7 55. Rgd8 d1=Q 56. Rxd1 Rxb2 57. Re1 Rf6 58. Rd6 Rxa2 59. Kg3 Rb2 60. Re5 Rb3+ 61. Kg2 a4 62. Ra5 a3 63. Rda6 Rff3 64. Ra7+ Kc6 65. R7a6+ Kd7 66. Ra7+ Kd6 67. R7a6+ Ke7 68. Re5 Rfc3 69. Rexe6+ Kd7 70. Kf2 Rb2+ 71. Re2 Rh3 72. Kg2 Rxe2+ 73. Kxh3 a2 74. Kg3 Kc7 75. Kf3 Kb7 76. Ra4 Rh2 77. Ke3 Kb6 78. Kd3 Kb5 79. Ra8 Kb4  0 – 1 (view game)

Navara, David (2741) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2801) [C80]
51st Biel GM 2018 Biel SUI (2.2), 2018-07-23
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. Nbd2 Nc5 10. c3 d4 11. Bxe6 Nxe6 12. cxd4 Ncxd4 13. a4 Rb8 14. axb5 axb5 15. Ne4 Qd5 16. Nxd4 Nxd4 17. Ng3 g6 18. Be3 Rd8 19. Bg5 Be7 20. Bxe7 Kxe7 21. Qg4 Ne6 22. Qh4+ g5 23. Qb4+ Qc5 24. Qe4 Qc4 25. Nf5+ Ke8 26. Qxc4 bxc4 27. Rfc1 Rd2 28. Ra8+ Rd8 29. Rca1 Rf8 30. h4 Rxa8 31. Rxa8+ Kd7 32. Ra4 Rb8 33. Rxc4 Rxb2 34. hxg5 c5 35. Rh4 Nxg5 36. f4 Ne6 37. Nd6 Rb4 38. g3 c4 39. f5 Ng5 40. Kf2 Rb2+ 41. Ke3 c3 42. Nxf7 c2 43. e6+ Ke7 44. Rc4 Nxf7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Svidler, Peter (2753) – Georgiadis, Nico (2526) [B51]
51st Biel GM 2018 Biel SUI (2.3), 2018-07-23
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. O-O a6 5. Bd3 Ngf6 6. Re1 e6 7. a4 b6 8. c3 Bb7 9. Qe2 Qc7 10. Na3 Be7 11. Bc2 Rc8 12. d3 O-O 13. Bd2 Rfe8 14. Rac1 e5 15. Bb3 d5 16. exd5 Nxd5 17. Qe4 Nxc3 18. Bxf7+ Kxf7 19. Qf5+ Kg8 20. Bxc3 Bf6 21. Nc4 Qc6 22. Ncxe5 Nxe5 23. Bxe5 Qd5 24. Re3 Bxe5 25. Rxe5 Rxe5 26. Qxe5 Qxd3 27. Qe6+ Kh8 28. Re1 h6 29. h3 b5 30. Ne5 Qd5 31. Qg4 Kh7 32. Qg6+ Kg8 33. f3 Qd2 34. Qf7+ Kh7 35. Kf1 Qd5 36. Qg6+ Kg8 37. Ng4 Qg5 38. Qb6 Qd5 39. Nxh6+ Kh7 40. Ng4 Rf8 41. Kg1 Qd4+ 42. Kh1 Bxf3 43. gxf3 Rxf3 44. Qe6 Qd3 45. Ne3 bxa4 46. Kg2 Rf6 47. Qd5 Qg6+ 48. Kh1 Rf2 49. Rg1 Qh6 50. Rg3 Qf6 51. Qd3+ Kh8 52. Ng4 Qc6+ 53. Kg1 Rxb2 54. Qd8+ Kh7 55. Qh4+ Kg8 56. Nh6+  1 – 0 (view game)

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Biel Chess Festival 2018 Round 1

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2842 1
2 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2801 1
3 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2779 1.5
4 Svidler, Peter RUS 2753 1.5
5 Navara, David CZE 2741 0
6 Georgiadis, Nico SUI 2526 0

Carlsen, Magnus (2842) – Navara, David (2741) [D30]
51st Biel GM 2018 Biel SUI (1.1), 2018-07-22
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 e6 4. Bg5 Bb4+ 5. Nc3 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. e3 O-O 8. Rc1 dxc4 9. Bxc4 c5 10. dxc5 Nd7 11. O-O Nxc5 12. Nb5 a6 13. Nbd4 b5 14. Be2 e5 15. Nc2 Rd8 16. Nxb4 Rxd1 17. Rfxd1 a5 18. Nd5 Qd6 19. Nxe5 Bb7 20. Bf3 Rc8 21. Ng4 Qf8 22. h4 Nd7 23. Rxc8 Bxc8 24. a3 h5 25. Nh2 g6 26. Be2 Ne5 27. Bxb5 Bb7 28. Nc3 Qe7 29. Rd4 Qe6 30. Nf1 Qb3 31. Rd2 Nc4 32. Rd7 Nxb2 33. Rxb7 Qxc3 34. Be8 Kf8 35. Bxf7 Qc6 36. Rxb2 Kxf7 37. Rd2 Qa4 38. Rd3 Qxh4 39. Rd7+ Kg8 40. Rd4 Qe7 41. a4 Qa3 42. g3 Qa1 43. Kg2 g5 44. Nd2 g4 45. Ne4 Qc1 46. Nf6+ Kf7 47. Nxh5 Qc6+ 48. Kg1 Qc1+ 49. Kh2 Kg6 50. Nf4+ Kf6 51. Ng2 Kg5 52. Rf4 Qd1 53. Nh4 Qc2 54. Nf5 Qd3 55. e4 Qd7 56. e5 Qh7+ 57. Kg1 Qg6 58. Nd6 Qe6 59. Rf5+ Qxf5 60. Nxf5 Kxf5 61. f4 gxf3 62. Kf2 Kxe5 63. Kxf3 Kf5 64. Ke3  1 – 0 (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2801) – Georgiadis, Nico (2526) [A15]
51st Biel GM 2018 Biel SUI (1.2), 2018-07-22
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. e3 a6 5. b3 c5 6. Bb2 Nc6 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Rc1 Bg4 9. h3 Bh5 10. Na4 Nd7 11. Be2 b5 12. Nc3 Nf6 13. O-O Be7 14. a4 Bxf3 15. Bxf3 Rb8 16. axb5 axb5 17. Ne2 Qd6 18. Nf4 Nb4 19. Ba3 Na6 20. d4 b4 21. Bb2 O-O 22. Bxd5 Nxd5 23. dxc5 Nxc5 24. Nxd5 Rfd8 25. Qg4 Bf8 26. Nf6+ Kh8 27. Qf5 g6 28. Ne4+  1 – 0 (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2779) – Svidler, Peter (2753) [C84]
51st Biel GM 2018 Biel SUI (1.3), 2018-07-22
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a3 Na5 9. Ba2 c5 10. Nc3 Be6 11. Nh4 O-O 12. Nf5 Nc6 13. Nd5 Bxf5 14. exf5 Rc8 15. a4 b4 16. Be3 Nxd5 17. Bxd5 Bf6 18. c4 bxc3 19. bxc3 Ne7 20. Bb7 Rb8 21. Bxa6 Nxf5 22. Bd2 d5 23. Rb1 Nd6 24. Rxb8 Qxb8 25. Qb1 Qa7 26. Bb5 Rb8 27. c4 Nxb5 28. axb5 Qa4 29. Rc1 e4 30. Bf4 Rb7 31. dxe4 dxc4 32. e5 Be7 33. e6 fxe6 34. Qe4 Qxb5 35. Qxe6+ Kf8 36. Qf5+ Kg8 37. Qe6+ Kf8 38. Qf5+ Kg8 39. Qe6+  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Ian Nepomniachtchi wins the Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting 2018

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

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2757 5
2 Giri, Anish NED 2782 4
3 Kovalev, Vladislav BLR 2655 4
4 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL 2737 4
5 Meier, Georg GER 2628 3.5
6 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2792 3
7 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2733 3
8 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter GER 2672 1.5

Giri, Anish (2782) – Duda, Jan-Krzysztof (2737) [B08]
46th GM 2018 Dortmund GER (7.1), 2018-07-22
1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Be3 O-O 6. Qd2 Nc6 7. d5 Nb8 8. Bh6 e5 9. dxe6 Bxe6 10. Bxg7 Kxg7 11. O-O-O Nc6 12. h3 Re8 13. g4 a6 14. Bg2 Nd7 15. Ng5 Nb6 16. f4 Nc4 17. Qd3 b5 18. e5 Nb4 19. Qg3 d5 20. a3 a5 21. Qh4 h6 22. Nxe6+ fxe6 23. Qxd8 Rexd8 24. Rde1 d4 25. Nxb5 d3 26. axb4 d2+ 27. Kb1 dxe1=Q+ 28. Rxe1 Rab8 29. Nxc7 Rd2 30. Nxe6+ Kf7 31. Bf1 Rxb4 32. Kc1 Rf2 33. Nd4 Nxe5 34. fxe5 Rxd4 35. Bd3 g5 36. Re3 Rdf4 37. Be2 Ke7 38. Kb1 Rf8 39. Ka2 R2f4 40. Ka3 Rb8 41. b3 Rc8 42. Bc4 Rcxc4 43. bxc4 Rxc4 44. c3 a4 45. e6 Rf4 46. Kb2 Rf2+ 47. Ka3 Rf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter (2672) – Wojtaszek, Radoslaw (2733) [D38]
46th GM 2018 Dortmund GER (7.2), 2018-07-22
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Qb3 c5 6. dxc5 Na6 7. a3 Bxc3+ 8. Qxc3 Nxc5 9. cxd5 Qxd5 10. Be3 Nce4 11. Qe5 Qxe5 12. Nxe5 Nd5 13. Bc1 Bd7 14. f3 Nc5 15. e4 Nb3 16. Rb1 Nb6 17. Be3 Rc8 18. Nxd7 Kxd7 19. Be2 Ke7 20. O-O Rhd8 21. Rfd1 Rxd1+ 22. Bxd1 Nc4 23. Bxb3 Nxe3 24. Kf2 Nc4 25. Rc1 Nb6 26. Rxc8 Nxc8 27. e5 f6 28. f4 fxe5 29. fxe5 Kd7 30. Ba4+ Kc7 31. Bb3 Kd7 32. Ba4+ Kc7 33. Bb3 Kd7 34. Ba4+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kovalev, Vladislav (2655) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2792) [C44]
46th GM 2018 Dortmund GER (7.3), 2018-07-22
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4 Bc5 5. Ng5 Nh6 6. Nxf7 Nxf7 7. Bxf7+ Kxf7 8. Qh5+ g6 9. Qxc5 d5 10. O-O dxe4 11. c3 Re8 12. cxd4 Nxd4 13. Nc3 b6 14. Qc4+ Be6 15. Qa4 c5 16. Nxe4 Bd5 17. f3 Bxe4 18. fxe4+ Kg7 19. Qc4 Kh8 20. b4 Rxe4 21. Bb2 Qg8 22. Rf7 Rf8 23. Rxf8 Qxf8 24. bxc5 bxc5 25. Rf1 Qe7 26. Qd5 Kg7 27. h3 g5 28. Bc3 a6 29. Kh1 Kh6 30. Rb1 Nb5 31. Bf6 Qxf6 32. Qxe4 Nc3 33. Qf3 Qxf3 34. Rb6+ Kh5 35. gxf3 Nxa2 36. Rc6 Nb4 37. Rxc5 Nd3 38. Ra5 Kh4 39. Kh2 Nf4 40. Rxa6 Kh5 41. Rd6 Ne2 42. Rd2 Nf4 43. Kg3 Ng6 44. Rd7 h6 45. Rf7 Ne5 46. Rf5 Ng6 47. Ra5 Nf4 48. h4 Ne2+ 49. Kf2 Nf4 50. hxg5 hxg5 51. Ke3 Ng2+ 52. Kf2 Nf4 53. Ra8 Kg6 54. Ke3 Ng2+ 55. Ke4 Nh4 56. Ra6+ Kf7 57. Ra2 Kf6 58. Ra1 Ke6 59. Rh1 Ng6 60. Rh6 Kf6 61. Rh7 Nh4 62. Ke3 Ng6 63. Ra7 Nh4 64. Ra6+ Kf5 65. Kf2 Ng6 66. Kg3 Ne5 67. Ra8 Ng6 68. Rg8 Ne5 69. Rf8+ Ke6 70. Kf2 Ng6 71. Rb8 Kf5 72. Rb5+ Kf6 73. Ra5 Ne5 74. Ke2 Ng6 75. Ra6+ Kf5 76. Ke3 Nh4 77. Ra5+ Kf6 78. Ke4 Kg6 79. Ra1 Kf6 80. Rg1 Nf5 81. Rg2 Nh4 82. Rh2 Ng6 83. Rh5 Nf4 84. Rh8 Ng6 85. Rb8 Nh4 86. Rg8 Ng6 87. Kd4 Kf5 88. Ke3 Kf6 89. Ke4 Kf7 90. Rb8 Nh4 91. Rc8 Kf6 92. Rc1 Ke6 93. Ke3 Kf5 94. Rc5+ Kf6 95. Rb5 Ng6 96. Ke4 Nh4 97. Rd5 Kg6 98. f4 gxf4 99. Kxf4 Kf7 100. Kg5 Nf3+ 101. Kf4 Nh4 102. Kg5 Nf3+ 103. Kg4 Ke6 104. Kxf3 Kxd5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2757) – Meier, Georg (2628) [C10]
46th GM 2018 Dortmund GER (7.4), 2018-07-22
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Nf3 Ngf6 6. Nxf6+ Nxf6 7. Ne5 Bd6 8. Bg5 h6 9. Bh4 O-O 10. Bd3 c5 11. Qe2 Qa5+ 12. c3 cxd4 13. Nc4 Qc5 14. Bxf6 gxf6 15. Qg4+ Kh8 16. cxd4 Qb4+ 17. Kf1 Bc7 18. Qe4 f5 19. Qh4 Kg7 20. g4 f4 21. Rg1 Bd7 22. Qh5 Rh8 23. g5 hxg5 24. Qxg5+ Kf8 25. Qf6 Rxh2 26. Rg7 Be8 27. Bh7  1 – 0 (view game)

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Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting 2018 Round 6

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2757 4
2 Kovalev, Vladislav BLR 2655 3.5
3 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL 2737 3.5
4 Meier, Georg GER 2628 3.5
5 Giri, Anish NED 2782 3.5
6 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2733 2.5
7 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2792 2.5
8 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter GER 2672 1

Meier, Georg (2628) – Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter (2672) [E06]
46th GM 2018 Dortmund GER (6.1), 2018-07-21
1. c4 e6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. Nf3 Be7 5. d4 O-O 6. Nc3 dxc4 7. Ne5 Qd6 8. O-O Qa6 9. a4 Rd8 10. Nb5 Ne8 11. Qc2 Nc6 12. Qxc4 Nxd4 13. Be3 Nf5 14. Bc5 Bxc5 15. Qxc5 Qb6 16. Qxb6 axb6 17. Rfd1 Nfd6 18. Rac1 f6 19. Nc4 Bd7 20. Nxc7 Bxa4 21. Rxd6 Nxd6 22. Nxd6 Ra7 23. Nc4 Rd1+ 24. Rxd1 Bxd1 25. Nxe6 Ra1 26. Bd5 Bxe2+ 27. Kg2 Bxc4 28. Bxc4 Kf7 29. Nd4+ Ke7 30. Nf5+ Kf8 31. b3 Rd1 32. Ne3 Rd2 33. h4 g6 34. g4 Rb2 35. Nd1 Rd2 36. Nc3 Rd4 37. Kg3 Rd8 38. f3 Kg7 39. Kf4 Rd2 40. Ne4 Rd1 41. h5 b5 42. Be6 Rh1 43. Bd5 b6 44. hxg6 hxg6 45. Nc3 b4 46. Na2 g5+ 47. Ke3 Kf8 48. Nxb4 Ke7 49. Be4  1 – 0 (view game)

Wojtaszek, Radoslaw (2733) – Kovalev, Vladislav (2655) [E06]
46th GM 2018 Dortmund GER (6.2), 2018-07-21
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. Nc3 Nbd7 7. Qd3 a6 8. Bf4 c5 9. cxd5 exd5 10. O-O b5 11. dxc5 Nxc5 12. Qd1 Bb7 13. Rc1 Rc8 14. Be5 Ng4 15. Bd4 Ne6 16. e3 Nf6 17. Ne2 Nxd4 18. Nfxd4 g6 19. Rxc8 Qxc8 20. Qb3 Qc4 21. Bh3 Qxb3 22. Nxb3 Bc8 23. Bg2 Be6 24. Nf4 g5 25. Nxe6 fxe6 26. Rc1 Rd8 27. Nd4 Kf7 28. Nc6 Rd6 29. Ne5+ Ke8 30. Bh3 h5 31. Bf1 Nd7 32. Rc8+ Bd8 33. Nd3 Nb6 34. Rc2 Ke7 35. b3 Nd7 36. Be2 h4 37. gxh4 gxh4 38. Nb4 Kf6 39. Rc8 Ne5 40. Nd3 Nxd3 41. Bxd3 e5 42. a4 bxa4 43. bxa4 a5 44. Bb5 e4 45. Rc6 Rxc6 46. Bxc6 Ke5 47. h3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2792) – Giri, Anish (2782) [D05]
46th GM 2018 Dortmund GER (6.3), 2018-07-21
1. Nf3 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. d4 c5 4. Nbd2 e6 5. b3 cxd4 6. exd4 Bb4 7. Bb2 Ne4 8. Bd3 Nc6 9. O-O Bc3 10. Bxc3 Nxc3 11. Qe1 Nb4 12. Nb1 Nxd3 13. Qxc3 Nf4 14. Qe3 Ng6 15. c4 dxc4 16. bxc4 O-O 17. Nc3 Bd7 18. Rfd1 Rc8 19. Nd2 Nh4 20. Qd3 Nf5 21. Rac1 Qc7 22. d5 Rfd8 23. h3 b6 24. Nf3 Qxc4 25. Qxc4 Rxc4 26. dxe6 fxe6 27. Rd3 e5 28. Nxe5 Rd4 29. Rf3 Nh4 30. Re3 Nf5 31. Ree1 Be8 32. Ne4 Ra4 33. Rc7 Rxa2 34. Kh2 h6 35. Ng4 Kf8 36. Rec1 Re2 37. f3 Nh4 38. Ngf2 Bg6 39. Rc8 Re8 40. Kg3 Nf5+ 41. Kh2 Nd4 42. R1c3 a5 43. R8c4 Rd8 44. Rc7 Ne6 45. R7c6 Nf4 46. Rc8 Re8 47. Rxe8+ Kxe8 48. Rc8+ Kd7 49. Rg8 Ne6 50. Kg3 Kc7 51. h4 Rc2 52. Ra8 Kb7 53. Rh8 Rc6 54. h5 Bxe4 55. Nxe4 a4 56. Re8 a3 57. Re7+ Ka6 58. Re8 Ka7 59. Nd2 a2 60. Nb3 Rc3 61. Na1 Rc1 62. Rxe6 Rxa1 63. Re2 b5 64. Kf4 Kb6  0 – 1 (view game)

Duda, Jan-Krzysztof (2737) – Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2757) [B51]
46th GM 2018 Dortmund GER (6.4), 2018-07-21
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. d4 cxd4 5. Qxd4 a6 6. Bxd7+ Bxd7 7. Nc3 e5 8. Qd3 h6 9. Nd2 Rc8 10. Nc4 Be6 11. Ne3 Nf6 12. Bd2 Be7 13. a4 O-O 14. O-O Qd7 15. a5 Rfd8 16. Rfd1 Bf8 17. Be1 Rc6 18. Na4 Qe8 19. c4 Nd7 20. Qc2 Rb8 21. b3 Nc5 22. Nb6 Nd7 23. Nbd5 Qd8 24. Bc3 Qh4 25. f3 Qd8 26. g3 Ra8 27. Kh1 Qb8 28. Ra2 Rc8 29. Rda1 Rc6 30. Nb4 Rc5 31. f4 f6 32. f5 Bf7 33. Ned5 Qe8 34. g4 Be7 35. Bd2 Bd8 36. Be3 Rcc8 37. Nc3 Rab8 38. Ba7 Ra8 39. Be3 Rab8 40. Nbd5 Kh7 41. Kg2 Nc5 42. h4 b5 43. axb6 Bxb6 44. Nxb6 Rxb6 45. Bxc5 dxc5 46. Rxa6 Rcb8 47. Rxb6 Rxb6 48. Ra7 Rb8 49. Na4 Rd8 50. Nxc5 Rd4 51. Kf3 Qc6 52. Na4 Bxc4 53. bxc4 Rxc4 54. Qb1 Rxa4 55. Rxa4 Qxa4 56. Qd3 Qa1 57. Kg2 Qc1 58. h5 Qf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting 2018 Round 5

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2757 3.5
2 Kovalev, Vladislav BLR 2655 3
3 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL 2737 3
4 Meier, Georg GER 2628 2.5
5 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2792 2.5
6 Giri, Anish NED 2782 2.5
7 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2733 2
8 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter GER 2672 1

Kovalev, Vladislav (2655) – Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter (2672) [C07]
46th GM 2018 Dortmund GER (5.1), 2018-07-20
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. Ngf3 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nf6 6. exd5 Qxd5 7. Nb5 Na6 8. Nc3 Qd6 9. a3 Bd7 10. Nc4 Qxd1+ 11. Nxd1 Nc5 12. Nc3 Na4 13. Nxa4 Bxa4 14. b3 Bd7 15. Bb2 O-O-O 16. Bd3 Nd5 17. O-O-O f6 18. Be4 b6 19. Bxd5 exd5 20. Rxd5 Be6 21. Rxd8+ Kxd8 22. Nd2 Bd5 23. Nf3 Kc7 24. Rd1 Bxf3 25. gxf3 Bd6 26. h3 Bf4+ 27. Kb1 Re8 28. Rg1 g6 29. Bxf6 Bd6 30. Bb2 Rf8 31. h4 Rxf3 32. h5 gxh5 33. Rg7+ Kc6 34. Rxh7 Rxf2 35. Rxh5 Rf1+ 36. Ka2 Rf2 37. Kb1 Rf1+ 38. Ka2 Rf2 39. c3 a5 40. a4 Re2 41. Rh6 Kc7 42. Rh1 Rg2 43. Re1 Kc6 44. Kb1 Bc5 45. Re6+ Kd5 46. Rh6 Rg1+ 47. Ka2 Rg2 48. Rh4 Bd6 49. Rh5+ Kc6 50. Rh6 Kc7 51. Rh1 Bc5 52. Rh4 Bd6 53. Re4 Rf2 54. Rg4 Kb7 55. Rg1 Bc5 56. Re1 Kc6 57. Kb1 Rg2 58. Re4 Kd5 59. Rh4 Rg1+ 60. Ka2 Rg2 61. b4 axb4 62. cxb4 Bf2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri, Anish (2782) – Wojtaszek, Radoslaw (2733) [A13]
46th GM 2018 Dortmund GER (5.2), 2018-07-20
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 dxc4 5. Qa4+ Bd7 6. Qxc4 c5 7. Ne5 Qc8 8. Qd3 Nc6 9. Nxd7 Nxd7 10. b3 Be7 11. Bb2 O-O 12. Nc3 Rd8 13. Rc1 Nf6 14. Qb1 Qd7 15. d3 Nd4 16. O-O Nd5 17. Rfe1 Nxc3 18. Bxc3 Rac8 19. e3 Nf5 20. Red1 b6 21. Qb2 Bf8 22. Qe2 g6 23. Be1 Qb5 24. Bf1 a5 25. Rc2 Ne7 26. Qg4 Qe8 27. Qa4 Nd5 28. Qxe8 Rxe8 29. a3 Ra8 30. Rb1 Reb8 31. Bd2 b5 32. e4 Nf6 33. Bf4 Rb7 34. Be3 Nd7 35. e5 Rd8 36. f4 Rbb8 37. Bg2 c4 38. dxc4 bxc4 39. Rxc4 Bxa3 40. Rd1 Nf8 41. Rxd8 Rxd8 42. Be4 Rb8 43. Bc2 Nd7 44. Rc7 Nb6 45. Be4 Nd5 46. Bxd5 exd5 47. Bd4 Kf8 48. Bc5+ Bxc5+ 49. Rxc5 Rxb3 50. Rxa5 Rd3 51. Kf2 Rd2+ 52. Ke3 Rxh2 53. Rxd5 h5 54. Rd7 Rg2 55. Kf3 Rb2 56. Ra7 Rb3+ 57. Kf2 Rb2+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2757) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2792) [C78]
46th GM 2018 Dortmund GER (5.3), 2018-07-20
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Bc5 6. c3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a4 b4 9. d4 Ba7 10. Bg5 Rb8 11. Bd5 Ne7 12. dxe5 Nfxd5 13. exd5 O-O 14. exd6 Qxd6 15. c4 Nf5 16. Nbd2 f6 17. Bh4 Qf4 18. Bg3 Nxg3 19. hxg3 Qxg3 20. c5 Qg6 21. Rc1 Qf7 22. Ne4 Re8 23. Re1 Bf5 24. Ng3 Rxe1+ 25. Qxe1 Bg4 26. Qe4 h5 27. Nf5 Re8 28. Qd3 Bb8 29. N3h4 Be2 30. Qd2 Bg4 31. Ne3 Bd7 32. Qxb4 a5 33. Qxa5 c6 34. d6 Qb3 35. Qc3 Qxa4 36. Nhf5 Qe4 37. Ne7+ Kh8 38. Qb3 Rf8 39. Qc2 Qxc2 40. Nxc2 Kh7 41. Nd4  1 – 0 (view game)

Duda, Jan-Krzysztof (2737) – Meier, Georg (2628) [A13]
46th GM 2018 Dortmund GER (5.4), 2018-07-20
1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 e6 3. e3 Nf6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. b3 dxc4 6. Bxc4 a6 7. Bb2 b5 8. Be2 Bb7 9. g4 h6 10. Rg1 g5 11. Ne5 Nbd7 12. Nxd7 Qxd7 13. Bf3 O-O-O 14. Bxb7+ Kxb7 15. Qf3+ Qc6 16. Qxc6+ Kxc6 17. Ne2 Rh7 18. Rc1+ Kb7 19. Bxf6 Bxf6 20. h3 Be5 21. Rc2 h5 22. Nc1 hxg4 23. hxg4 Bh2 24. Rg2 Bd6 25. Ke2 Rh1 26. Nd3 Rdh8 27. Ne1 Be7 28. Nf3 Kb6 29. Ne5 R8h7 30. Nd7+ Kb7 31. Nc5+ Kb6 32. Nd7+ Kb7 33. Nc5+ Kb6  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting 2018 Round 4

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Kovalev, Vladislav BLR 2655 2.5
2 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2792 2.5
3 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2757 2.5
4 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL 2737 2.5
5 Meier, Georg GER 2628 2
6 Giri, Anish NED 2782 2
7 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2733 1.5
8 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter GER 2672 0.5

Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter (2672) – Giri, Anish (2782) [B92]
46th GM 2018 Dortmund GER (4.1), 2018-07-18
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. Bg5 Be6 9. Bxf6 Bxf6 10. Qd3 Be7 11. Rd1 Nd7 12. Nd5 Bxd5 13. Qxd5 b5 14. Bg4 Nf6 15. Qc6+ Kf8 16. Bh3 g6 17. O-O Kg7 18. Rfe1 Ra7 19. Qc3 Qb6 20. Qe3 Qxe3 21. Rxe3 a5 22. a3 Rb8 23. c3 b4 24. axb4 axb4 25. c4 Rc7 26. Nd2 Ne8 27. Ree1 Bg5 28. Nf3 Bh6 29. b3 Ra8 30. Rd5 Ra3 31. Rb1 Nf6 32. Rxd6 Nxe4 33. Rd8 Rca7 34. Nxe5 Nd2 35. Rxd2 Bxd2 36. Kf1 Ra1 37. Rxa1 Rxa1+ 38. Ke2 Re1+ 39. Kxd2 Rxe5 40. Bd7 Kf6 41. Bc6 Ke7 42. f4 Ra5 43. Kd3 Kd6 44. Bd5 Kc5 45. Bxf7 Ra3 46. Bg8 Rxb3+ 47. Kc2 Re3 48. Bxh7 Re2+ 49. Kb3 Rxg2 50. h4 Rg3+ 51. Kb2 b3 52. Ka3 Kxc4 53. Bg8+ Kc3 54. Bxb3 Kd4 55. Kb4 Rxb3+ 56. Kxb3  0 – 1 (view game)

Meier, Georg (2628) – Kovalev, Vladislav (2655) [E06]
46th GM 2018 Dortmund GER (4.2), 2018-07-18
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. Qc1 a5 12. Bd2 Nbd7 13. Nc3 Ne4 14. Nxe4 Bxe4 15. Ng5 Bxg2 16. Qc2 Nf6 17. Kxg2 c5 18. Bc3 cxd4 19. Bxd4 Rc8 20. Qb1 e5 21. Bc3 b6 22. Rd1 Qe7 23. Ne4 Qb7 24. f3 Nxe4 25. Qxe4 Qxe4 26. fxe4 Rfd8 27. Rd5 f6 28. Rad1 Be7 29. Rxd8+ Rxd8 30. Rxd8+ Bxd8 31. Kf3 Kf7 32. Ke3 Ke6 33. Kd3 Kd7 34. Kc4 Kc6 35. b4 axb4 36. Bxb4 h5 37. h3 Bc7 38. g4 hxg4 39. hxg4 Bd6 40. Bd2 Be7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2792) – Duda, Jan-Krzysztof (2737) [A29]
46th GM 2018 Dortmund GER (4.3), 2018-07-18
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 d6 6. O-O O-O 7. d3 Bxc3 8. bxc3 e4 9. Nd4 exd3 10. exd3 Nxd4 11. cxd4 d5 12. Bg5 c6 13. cxd5 cxd5 14. Qb3 b6 15. Rae1 h6 16. Bxf6 Qxf6 17. Re5 Be6 18. f4 Rac8 19. Rfe1 Rc7 20. Bxd5 Bxd5 21. Qxd5 Rc2 22. Re8 Rc8 23. Qd7 Rd8 24. Rxd8 Qxd8 25. Re7 Qc8 26. Qxc8 Rxc8 27. Kf2 Kf8 28. Rxa7 Rc2+ 29. Ke3 Rxh2 30. d5 g5 31. f5 f6 32. d6 Ke8 33. Kd4 h5 34. Kd5 b5 35. Ke6 Re2+ 36. Kxf6 h4 37. Re7+  1 – 0 (view game)

Wojtaszek, Radoslaw (2733) – Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2757) [D02]
46th GM 2018 Dortmund GER (4.4), 2018-07-18
1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Bf5 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. Nh4 Bb4 6. cxd5 Qxd5 7. e3 O-O 8. Be2 Ne4 9. Bd2 Bxc3 10. bxc3 Nxd2 11. Qxd2 Be4 12. f3 Qg5 13. g3 Bc6 14. e4 Qe7 15. O-O Nd7 16. c4 Rfd8 17. Qe3 b6 18. f4 Bb7 19. Bf3 Nf8 20. Qc3 Rd7 21. Rad1 Rad8 22. Rf2 Ng6 23. Ng2 f5 24. e5 Bxf3 25. Rxf3 Qf7 26. Rfd3 Ne7 27. Ne3 c6 28. a4 h6 29. Qb3 Kh7 30. R1d2 g5 31. Qd1 gxf4 32. gxf4 Rg8+ 33. Kh1 Rg7 34. Qf3 Rd8 35. Rg2 Rxg2 36. Kxg2 Ng6 37. Kf1 Qd7 38. Rd1 Qe8 39. Ng2 Qd7 40. Ne3 Qe8 41. Ng2 Qd7 42. Ne3  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting 2018 Round 3

Posted by 365Chess.com on July 17, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL 2737 2.5
2 Kovalev, Vladislav BLR 2655 2
3 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2757 2
4 Meier, Georg GER 2628 1.5
5 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2792 1.5
6 Giri, Anish NED 2782 1
7 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2733 1
8 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter GER 2672 0.5

Giri,A (2782) – Kovalev,Vl (2655) [B29]
46th GM 2018 Dortmund GER (3), 2018-07-17
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. Nc3 e6 5. Nxd5 exd5 6. d4 Nc6 7. c3 cxd4 8. Nxd4 d6 9. Bb5 Bd7 10. exd6 Bxd6 11. O-O O-O 12. Nb3 a6 13. Be2 Qc7 14. h3 Rfe8 15. Re1 Re5 16. Be3 Rae8 17. Bd3 g6 18. Qd2 Qd8 19. Nd4 Nxd4 20. Bxd4 Rxe1+ 21. Rxe1 Rxe1+ 22. Qxe1 Qe8 23. Qd2 Be5 24. Be3 Qe6 25. f4 Bf6 26. a3 h5 27. Bc2 Bc6 28. Bf2 Qe7 29. Bd1 Qe6 30. Bc2 Qe7 31. Bb6 Qe6 32. Qf2 Qe8 33. Qd2 Qe6 34. Bc5 Qe8 35. Qd1 d4 36. Qd2 dxc3 37. bxc3 Qe6 38. Bd4 Bxd4+ 39. cxd4 Qa2 40. Qc3 Qd5 41. Qd2 Qa2 42. Qc3 h4 43. Kh1 a5 44. a4 Qd5 45. Qd2 b6 46. f5 Kg7 47. fxg6 fxg6 48. Bd1 Qf5 49. Kg1 Bd5 50. Bc2 Qf6 51. Qe3 g5 52. Bd3 Kh6 53. Bc2 Kg7 54. Bd3 Kh6 55. Bc2 Qf4 56. Qd3 Kg7 57. Qg6+ Kf8 58. Qd3 Kg7 59. Qg6+ Kf8 60. Qd3 Ke7 61. Bd1 Qe4 62. Qd2 Kd6 63. Bc2 Qf4 64. Qd3 Kc7 65. Qh7+ Kb8 66. Qd3 g4 67. hxg4 Qxg4 68. Qg6 Qxd4+ 69. Kh1 Bb7 70. Qe8+ Ka7 71. Bf5 Qd1+ 72. Kh2 Qd6+ 73. Kh1 Qg3  0 – 1 (view game)

Nepomniachtchi,I (2757) – Nisipeanu,LD (2672) [D36]
46th GM 2018 Dortmund GER (3), 2018-07-17
1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 c6 6. Qc2 Be7 7. e3 Nbd7 8. Bd3 h6 9. Bh4 Nh5 10. Bxe7 Qxe7 11. O-O-O Nb6 12. Nf3 Nf6 13. Kb1 Be6 14. Ka1 O-O-O 15. Na4 Kb8 16. Rc1 Rhe8 17. Nc5 Bc8 18. b4 Ne4 19. a4 Nd6 20. Nd2 Qf6 21. Rhf1 Bf5 22. Bxf5 Qxf5 23. Qxf5 Nxf5 24. a5 Nd7 25. a6 Nxc5 26. bxc5 Kc7 27. axb7 Rb8 28. Kb2 Rxb7+ 29. Kc3 Rb5 30. Ra1 Kb7 31. Ra2 Ne7 32. Rfa1 Ra8 33. Nb1 Kb8 34. Ra6 Kb7 35. R6a4 Kb8 36. Na3 Rb7 37. Ra6 Kc7 38. Nc2 Kd7 39. Nb4 f6 40. f3 f5 41. Nd3 Ke6 42. Ne5 Rc7 43. g4 fxg4 44. fxg4 h5 45. h3 hxg4 46. hxg4 Kf6 47. Rf1+ Ke6 48. Rf7 Rg8 49. g5 Rb7 50. g6  1 – 0 (view game)

Kramnik,V (2792) – Meier,Geo (2628) [C10]
46th GM 2018 Dortmund GER (3), 2018-07-17
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Nf3 Ngf6 6. Nxf6+ Nxf6 7. c3 c5 8. Be3 Qc7 9. Bb5+ Bd7 10. Bxd7+ Nxd7 11. d5 exd5 12. Qxd5 Nf6 13. Qc4 Bd6 14. Bg5 Qe7+ 15. Kf1 O-O 16. Re1 Qd8 17. g3 h6 18. Bxf6 Qxf6 19. Kg2 Rfd8 20. Re4 Qf5 21. Rd1 Qc8 22. Rd5 Qc7 23. g4 Bf8 24. Rde5 g6 25. h4 Bd6 26. Rd5 Bf8 27. Rxd8 Rxd8 28. h5 gxh5 29. gxh5 Qc6 30. Rg4+ Bg7 31. Rg3 Rd5 32. Qh4 b5 33. b3 Qe6 34. c4 bxc4 35. bxc4 Rd3 36. Rg4 Rc3 37. Qg3 Qf6 38. Qb8+ Kh7 39. Qb1+ Kh8 40. Qb8+ Kh7 41. Rf4 Qe6 42. Qb1+ Kg8 43. Re4 Qc8 44. a4 Bd4 45. Rf4 Be5 46. Rf5 Bg7 47. Rf4 Be5 48. Rf5 Bg7 49. Rf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Duda,J (2737) – Wojtaszek,R (2733) [A45]
46th GM 2018 Dortmund GER (3), 2018-07-17
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 d5 3. Bxf6 gxf6 4. c4 dxc4 5. e3 c5 6. d5 Bg7 7. Bxc4 f5 8. Nc3 Nd7 9. Nge2 a6 10. a4 Ne5 11. Ba2 O-O 12. O-O Rb8 13. Ng3 b5 14. axb5 axb5 15. Qc2 Qd6 16. Nce2 b4 17. Rac1 b3 18. Bxb3 c4 19. Bxc4 Rxb2 20. Qd1 Qb4 21. Nd4 Nxc4 22. Nc6 Qc5 23. Qa4 Rd2 24. Rxc4 Qd6 25. Qa7 Bf6 26. Nh5 Kh8 27. Nxf6 exf6 28. Rd4 Rc2 29. Nb4 Rc5 30. Rfd1 Bd7 31. Qa6 Qxa6 32. Nxa6 Rb5 33. h4 Rc8 34. Nb4 Kg7 35. Kh2 Kf8 36. R1d2 Rcb8 37. Nd3 Ke7 38. Nf4 Rb2 39. d6+ Kf8 40. Nh5  1 – 0 (view game)

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Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting 2018 Round 2

Posted by 365Chess.com on July 15, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL 2737 1.5
2 Kovalev, Vladislav BLR 2655 1
3 Giri, Anish NED 2782 1
4 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2757 1
5 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2733 1
6 Meier, Georg GER 2628 1
7 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2792 1
8 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter GER 2672 0.5

Kovalev, Vladislav (2655) – Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2757) [B51]
46th GM 2018 Dortmund GER (2.1), 2018-07-15
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. O-O a6 5. Bd3 Ngf6 6. Re1 g6 7. c3 Bg7 8. Bf1 b5 9. d4 cxd4 10. cxd4 Bb7 11. e5 dxe5 12. dxe5 Nd5 13. a4 b4 14. Nbd2 O-O 15. Nb3 e6 16. Bg5 Qb6 17. a5 Qc7 18. Rc1 Qb8 19. Qd4 h6 20. Bd2 Rd8 21. Nc5 Nxc5 22. Qxc5 Bf8 23. Qc4 Ne7 24. Nd4 Qa7 25. Be3 Nd5 26. Nxe6 Nxe3 27. Rxe3 Bd5 28. Nxd8 Bxc4 29. Nc6 Qd7 30. Rxc4 Re8 31. Nxb4 Bxb4 32. Rxb4 Rc8 33. Rc4 Rxc4 34. Bxc4 Qc7 35. Bxa6 Qxa5 36. Bf1 Kg7 37. b3 Qa3 38. h4 g5 39. hxg5 hxg5 40. g3 Qb2 41. Kg2 Qd4 42. Be2 Qd5+ 43. Bf3 Qb5 44. Kg1 Qb4 45. Bd5 Qd4 46. Bc4 Qa1+ 47. Kg2 Qd4 48. e6 fxe6 49. Rxe6 Qc5 50. Kg1 Qd4 51. Re7+ Kf6 52. Rb7 Qd6 53. Rb5 Qd2 54. Bf1 Ke7 55. b4 Kd8 56. Kg2 g4 57. Kg1 Qd4 58. Rb7 Kc8 59. Rf7 Qxb4 60. Rf4 Qb1 61. Rxg4 Kd7 62. Kg2 Ke7 63. Rf4 Qb7+ 64. Kh2 Qb2 65. Bh3 Qd2 66. Bg4 Qb2 67. Kh3 Qh8+ 68. Kg2 Qb2 69. Bf3 Qd2 70. Be4 Ke6 71. Kh3 Qb2 72. Kh4 Ke7 73. Kg5 Qe5+ 74. Kh6 Qa1 75. Bg6 Qh1+ 76. Bh5 Qc1 77. Bg4 Qh1+ 78. Kg6 Qc6+ 79. Kg7 Qc3+ 80. Kh7 Qa1 81. Kg6 Qa6+ 82. Kg5 Qa8 83. f3 Qg8+ 84. Kh4 Qa2 85. Rf5 Qh2+ 86. Bh3 Qb2 87. g4 Qh2 88. g5 Qf2+ 89. Kg4 Qg1+ 90. Kh5 Qh2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Meier, Georg (2628) – Giri, Anish (2782) [A14]
46th GM 2018 Dortmund GER (2.2), 2018-07-15
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Be7 5. c4 O-O 6. d4 dxc4 7. Ne5 Nc6 8. Bxc6 bxc6 9. Nxc6 Qe8 10. Nxe7+ Qxe7 11. Qa4 e5 12. dxe5 Qxe5 13. Nc3 Ne4 14. Qxc4 Nxc3 15. bxc3 Be6 16. Bf4 Bxc4 17. Bxe5 c6 18. Rfe1 Rfe8 19. Bd4 Bxe2 20. a4 a5 21. Kg2 h5 22. f3 Bc4 23. g4 hxg4 24. fxg4 Rxe1 25. Rxe1 Bb3 26. Bb6 Bxa4 27. Ra1 Bb3 28. Rxa5 Rxa5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Wojtaszek, Radoslaw (2733) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2792) [E21]
46th GM 2018 Dortmund GER (2.3), 2018-07-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 O-O 5. Bg5 c5 6. e3 h6 7. Bh4 cxd4 8. exd4 d5 9. Rc1 Nc6 10. a3 Be7 11. c5 Ne4 12. Bxe7 Qxe7 13. Be2 Rd8 14. O-O e5 15. Nxe5 Nxe5 16. dxe5 Nxc3 17. Rxc3 d4 18. Rc1 Qxe5 19. Bd3 Bf5 20. b4 a5 21. Re1 Qxe1+ 22. Qxe1 Bxd3 23. bxa5 Rac8 24. Qe7 Ba6 25. c6 Re8 26. Qb4 Rxc6 27. Rxc6 bxc6 28. h4 d3 29. Kh2 Kh7 30. Qd6 Re6 31. Qd7 Rf6 32. Qd4 h5 33. a4 Re6 34. Kg3 Rg6+ 35. Kf3 Re6 36. Kg3 g6 37. Qa7 Kg7 38. Qd4+ Kg8 39. Qd8+ Kh7 40. Qd4 Re2 41. Qd7 Bc4 42. Qxc6 Rc2 43. Qe4 Rc3 44. Qd4 Rc2 45. Qe4 Rc3 46. Qd4 Rc2 47. Qe4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter (2672) – Duda, Jan-Krzysztof (2737) [B52]
46th GM 2018 Dortmund GER (2.4), 2018-07-15
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Bxd7+ Qxd7 5. O-O Nf6 6. Re1 Nc6 7. c3 e6 8. d4 cxd4 9. cxd4 d5 10. e5 Ng8 11. a3 Nge7 12. Nc3 h5 13. Bg5 Nf5 14. Rc1 Be7 15. Bxe7 Qxe7 16. Qd3 O-O-O 17. Na4 Kb8 18. Nc5 g5 19. Rc3 g4 20. Nd2 Ncxd4 21. Rec1 Rc8 22. Nf1 Rc6 23. Ng3 Ka8 24. Nxf5 Nxf5 25. b4 Rhc8 26. a4 b6 27. Nb3 Rxc3 28. Rxc3 Rxc3 29. Qxc3 Kb7 30. a5 Qd7 31. Nd4 Nxd4 32. Qxd4 Qc7  0 – 1 (view game)

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Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting 2018 Round 1

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2792 0.5
2 Giri, Anish NED 2782 0.5
3 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2757 0.5
4 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2733 0.5
5 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL 2737 0.5
6 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter GER 2672 0.5
7 Kovalev, Vladislav BLR 2655 0.5
8 Meier, Georg GER 2628 0.5

Wojtaszek, Radoslaw (2733) – Meier, Georg (2628) [A10]
46th GM 2018 Dortmund GER (1.1), 2018-07-14
1. c4 b6 2. Nc3 Bb7 3. d4 e6 4. e4 Bb4 5. f3 Ne7 6. Bd3 e5 7. Ne2 exd4 8. Nxd4 Nbc6 9. Ne2 Ne5 10. a3 Bxc3+ 11. Nxc3 O-O 12. Bg5 f6 13. Bh4 N7g6 14. Bg3 Nxd3+ 15. Qxd3 d6 16. Nd5 Qd7 17. O-O-O Bxd5 18. Qxd5+ Qf7 19. Kc2 Ne7 20. Qxf7+ Kxf7 21. Kc3 a5 22. b3 Rfe8 23. Rd2 h5 24. h4 g6 25. Rhd1 Nc6 26. Rd5 Re6 27. Bf4 Ne7 28. R5d2 Nc6 29. Rd5 Ne7 30. R5d2 Nc6 31. Rd5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Duda, Jan-Krzysztof (2737) – Kovalev, Vladislav (2655) [E52]
46th GM 2018 Dortmund GER (1.2), 2018-07-14
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 d5 5. e3 O-O 6. Bd3 b6 7. O-O Ba6 8. cxd5 exd5 9. Ne5 Bxd3 10. Nxd3 Bxc3 11. bxc3 Nc6 12. Qc2 Na5 13. Ba3 Re8 14. Nb2 Ne4 15. Rad1 Qd7 16. Bb4 Nc6 17. Nd3 Nd6 18. Bxd6 cxd6 19. Qa4 Ne5 20. Qxd7 Nxd7 21. Rb1 Rac8 22. Rfc1 Rc4 23. Kf1 Rec8 24. Rb3 f5 25. Ke2 Kf7 26. Kd2 Nf6 27. f3 Ra4 28. Ra1 g5 29. a3 Nh5 30. Rb5 Ke6 31. Nb4 Nf6 32. h3 h5 33. h4 gxh4 34. Nd3 Kd7 35. Rb4 Ra5 36. Nf4 Rg8 37. Rb3 h3 38. gxh3 h4 39. Ke2 Rg3 40. Kf2 Ng8 41. Rh1 Rg7 42. Ng2 Rh7 43. Rg1 Ne7 44. Ne1 Ra4 45. Ke2 Ke6 46. Nd3 Kf6 47. Nf4 Ra5 48. Kd3 Rh8 49. Kc2 Rg8 50. Rxg8 Nxg8 51. Kb2 Ne7 52. Ka2 Ng6 53. Ng2 Ke6 54. Rb4 Kd7 55. Rb1 Ke6 56. Rg1 Kf6 57. Kb3 Rb5+ 58. Kc2 Ra5 59. Kb3 Rb5+ 60. Ka2 Ra5 61. Ne1 Ra4 62. Kb3 Rc4 63. f4 Rc8 64. Kc2 Ne7 65. Nf3 Rh8 66. Rb1 Ke6 67. Kd3 Kd7 68. Rg1 Rh7 69. Ng5 Rg7 70. Nf3 Rh7 71. Ng5 Rg7 72. Nf3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2792) – Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter (2672) [D35]
46th GM 2018 Dortmund GER (1.3), 2018-07-14
1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 c6 6. e3 Bf5 7. Qf3 Bg6 8. Bxf6 Qxf6 9. Qxf6 gxf6 10. Nf3 Nd7 11. Nh4 Be7 12. Ne2 f5 13. g3 Bxh4 14. gxh4 Nf6 15. f3 Ke7 16. Rg1 Nh5 17. Kf2 Rae8 18. b4 f4 19. Nxf4 Nxf4 20. exf4 Kf6 21. a4 Bf5 22. Ra2 Re7 23. Re2 Rxe2+ 24. Bxe2 a6 25. Ke3 h6 26. Kd2 Ra8 27. a5 Re8 28. h5 Rc8 29. Ke3 Re8+ 30. Kf2 Rc8 31. Ke1 Re8 32. Kd2 Rc8 33. Bd3 Bxd3 34. Kxd3 Re8 35. h4 Rc8 36. Ke3 Re8+ 37. Kf2 Rc8 38. Re1 Ra8 39. Re5 Rb8 40. Re3 Ra8 41. f5 Rc8 42. Re1 Rd8 43. Kg3 Rc8 44. Kf2 Rd8 45. Kg3 Rc8 46. Kf2 Rd8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2757) – Giri, Anish (2782) [C42]
46th GM 2018 Dortmund GER (1.4), 2018-07-14
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Bf5 7. O-O Be7 8. Re1 O-O 9. Nc3 Nxc3 10. bxc3 Bxd3 11. Qxd3 Nc6 12. Re2 a6 13. Bf4 Qd7 14. Rae1 Rfe8 15. h4 h6 16. Qe3 b5 17. h5 Rac8 18. Nh2 b4 19. Qg3 Bd6 20. Ng4 Kh8 21. Rxe8+ Rxe8 22. Rxe8+ Qxe8 23. Bxd6 cxd6 24. Qxd6 Qe1+ 25. Kh2 Qe6 26. Qf8+ Kh7 27. Ne3 bxc3 28. Qc5 Qf6 29. Qxc3 Qxf2 30. Qxc6 Qf4+ 31. g3 Qxe3 32. Qxd5 Qf2+ 33. Kh3 Qxc2 34. Qxf7 Qc8+ 35. Kg2 Qc2+ 36. Qf2 Qe4+ 37. Kg1 a5 38. a4 Kg8 39. Qa2+ Kf8 40. Qc4 Qg4 41. Qc5+ Kg8 42. Qd5+ Kh7 43. Kf2 Qd1 44. Qe4+ Kg8 45. Qe6+ Kh7 46. d5 Qxa4 47. d6 Qc2+ 48. Kf3 Qd3+ 49. Kg2 Qc2+ 50. Kh3 Qc6 51. Qf5+ Kg8 52. d7 Qd6 53. Kh2 a4 54. Qg4 Kf7 55. Qxa4 Ke7 56. Qe4+ Kxd7 57. Qg4+ Ke8 58. Qxg7 Qd2+ 59. Kh3 Qd7+ 60. Qg4 Kd8  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Wesley So wins the Magistral Ciudad de Leon 2018

Posted by 365Chess.com on July 8, 2018 in Chess news

Final

Name Fed Rtg Pts
So, Wesley USA 2852 4
Vallejo Pons, Francisco ESP 2628 2

Vallejo Pons, Francisco (2707) – So, Wesley (2780) [E32]
31st Leon GM 2018 Leon ESP (2.1), 2018-07-08
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. e4 d5 6. e5 Ne4 7. Bd3 c5 8. Nf3 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Nd7 10. Bf4 Qh4 11. g3 Qh5 12. h4 Nxe5 13. Be2 Ng4 14. Bxg4 Qxg4 15. f3 Qh5 16. g4 Qg6 17. fxe4 Qf6 18. Ne2 e5 19. Bg5 Qf3 20. O-O-O d4 21. Rdf1 Qg2 22. Nd5 d3 23. Qxd3 Bxg4 24. Ng3 Bc5 25. Be7 Rfc8 26. Bxc5 Rxc5 27. Kb1 b5 28. Qe3 Rxc4 29. Rf2 Rxe4 30. Qxe4 Qxf2 31. Qxg4 Rd8 32. Nh5 g6 33. Nhf6+ Kg7 34. h5 Qf5+ 35. Qxf5 gxf5 36. Rg1+  1 – 0 (view game)

So, Wesley (2780) – Vallejo Pons, Francisco (2707) [A04]
31st Leon GM 2018 Leon ESP (2.2), 2018-07-08
1. Nf3 e6 2. b3 b6 3. e4 Bb7 4. Nc3 c5 5. Bb2 a6 6. d4 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Qc7 8. Qd2 Nf6 9. f3 Nc6 10. Nxc6 dxc6 11. O-O-O Be7 12. Bd3 b5 13. e5 Nd7 14. Ne4 Nxe5 15. Qc3 f6 16. Nc5 Bc8 17. Be4 O-O 18. Qe3 a5 19. h3 a4 20. f4 Ng6 21. Nxe6 Bxe6 22. Bxg6 Bd5 23. Be4 axb3 24. Bxd5+ cxd5 25. Qxb3 Qxf4+ 26. Kb1 Kh8 27. Rxd5 b4 28. Re1 Rfe8 29. Rd4 Qc7 30. Rde4 Qd7 31. Qe6 Qa4 32. Qb3 Qd7 33. Qf7 b3 34. axb3 Ra7 35. Rxe7  1 – 0 (view game)

Vallejo Pons, Francisco (2707) – So, Wesley (2780) [D12]
31st Leon GM 2018 Leon ESP (2.3), 2018-07-08
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bf5 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bd3 Bxd3 7. Qxd3 e6 8. O-O Bb4 9. Bd2 O-O 10. Nxd5 Nxd5 11. cxd5 Bxd2 12. Qxd2 exd5 13. Ne5 Re8 14. b4 Nd7 15. Nxd7 Qxd7 16. a4 a5 17. bxa5 Ra7 18. Rab1 Rea8 19. Qb4 h5 20. h4 Qg4 21. g3 g5 22. hxg5 h4 23. Qd6 hxg3 24. fxg3 Qxg5 25. Rf3 Qg6 26. Qxg6+ fxg6 27. a6 Rxa6 28. Rxb7 Rxa4 29. Rf6 Ra2 30. Rxg6+ Kh8 31. Rh6+ Kg8 32. Rg6+ Kh8 33. Rh6+ Kg8 34. Rh2 Rxh2 35. Kxh2 Re8 36. Rb3 Kf7 37. g4 Kf6 38. Kg3 Kg5 39. Rc3 Re6 40. Ra3 Re7 41. Rb3 Re8 42. Kf3 Rf8+ 43. Ke2 Kxg4 44. Rb1 Ra8 45. Rg1+ Kf5 46. Rf1+  ½ – ½ (view game)

So, Wesley (2780) – Vallejo Pons, Francisco (2707) [A04]
31st Leon GM 2018 Leon ESP (2.4), 2018-07-08
1. Nf3 e6 2. b3 b6 3. e4 Bb7 4. Nc3 d5 5. exd5 exd5 6. Bb5+ c6 7. Bd3 Nf6 8. Qe2+ Be7 9. Ba3 c5 10. Bb5+ Nbd7 11. Ne5 d4 12. Ne4 O-O 13. Nxf6+ Bxf6 14. Bxd7 Bxe5 15. Qxe5 Qxd7 16. O-O-O Bxg2 17. Rhg1 f6 18. Qf4 Bd5 19. Rg3 Rae8 20. Rdg1 Rf7 21. d3 Re5 22. Kb1 Kh8 23. Bc1 Rfe7 24. Qh4 Re1 25. Kb2 Rxg1 26. Rxg1 Qf5 27. Qg3 h6 28. Bf4 Kh7 29. Bd6 Rd7 30. h4 Bf3 31. Bf8 g5 32. hxg5 fxg5 33. Bd6 h5 34. Re1 h4 35. Qh2 Qf6 36. Be5 Qf5 37. Bd6 Qf6 38. Be5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vallejo Pons, Francisco (2707) – So, Wesley (2780) [E35]
31st Leon GM 2018 Leon ESP (2.5), 2018-07-08
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 c5 8. dxc5 g5 9. Bg3 Ne4 10. e3 Qa5 11. Rc1 Nc6 12. Bd3 Nxg3 13. hxg3 d4 14. exd4 Nxd4 15. Qd1 Bxc5 16. Nf3 Bg4 17. Kf1 Nxf3 18. gxf3 Be6 19. Ne4 Be7 20. Bc4 Rd8 21. Qe2 Bxc4 22. Rxc4 Kf8 23. Kg2 Kg7 24. g4 Bd6 25. b4 Qe5 26. Qc2 Qe6 27. Rd4 Be5 28. Nc5 Qc6 29. Rxd8 Rxd8 30. Qf5 Rd5 31. Qe4 Bf6 32. Nb3 Qd6 33. Nc5 b6 34. Nb3 Re5 35. Qc2 Qxb4 36. Qc7 Qe7 37. Rc1 Qxc7 38. Rxc7 Re7 39. Rc6 Re6 40. Rc7 Re7 41. Rc6 Be5 42. Nd2 Rc7 43. Rxc7 Bxc7 44. Ne4 Kg6 45. Kf1 Be5 46. a4 a6 47. Ke2 f5 48. Nd2 Bd4 49. Nc4 Bc5 50. Ne5+ Kf6 51. Nd7+ Ke6 52. Nb8 a5 53. Nc6 Kd5 54. Na7 fxg4 55. fxg4 Kc4  0 – 1 (view game)

So, Wesley (2780) – Vallejo Pons, Francisco (2707) [D45]
31st Leon GM 2018 Leon ESP (2.6), 2018-07-08
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c6 4. e3 Nf6 5. Nf3 a6 6. Qc2 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8. Be2 Bb7 9. a3 Nbd7 10. b4 a5 11. Rb1 axb4 12. axb4 Nd5 13. Nxd5 exd5 14. O-O Nf6 15. Ne5 Bd6 16. Bf3 O-O 17. Bd2 Qe7 18. Nd3 Ra3 19. Ra1 Rfa8 20. Rxa3 Rxa3 21. Bc3 g6 22. Qb2 Ra7 23. Ra1 Bc8 24. Ne5 Rc7 25. Be1 Ne4 26. Nd3 Ng5 27. Be2 Bf5 28. Nc5 Nh3+ 29. Kh1 Qh4 30. f4 Qe7 31. Qd2 Bxc5 32. dxc5 Be4 33. Ra8+ Kg7 34. Bg4 Nxf4 35. exf4 Ra7 36. Rxa7 Qxa7 37. h3 f6 38. Kh2 Qa4 39. Bf2 h5  1 – 0 (view game)

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Magistral Ciudad de Leon 2018

Posted by 365Chess.com on July 8, 2018 in Chess news

Semifinal 2

Name Fed Rtg Pts
Vallejo Pons, Francisco ESP 2628 3.5
Santos Latasa, Jaime ESP 2537 2.5

Santos Latasa, Jaime (2576) – Vallejo Pons, Francisco (2707) [C42]
31st Leon GM 2018 Leon ESP (1.1), 2018-07-07
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d3 Nf6 6. d4 Be7 7. Bd3 O-O 8. O-O Bg4 9. h3 Bh5 10. Re1 c5 11. dxc5 dxc5 12. g4 Bg6 13. Bxg6 hxg6 14. Qxd8 Bxd8 15. Bf4 Bb6 16. Na3 Nc6 17. c3 Rfd8 18. Ne5 Nxe5 19. Bxe5 Nh7 20. Rad1 Ng5 21. Kg2 Rxd1 22. Rxd1 Rd8 23. Rxd8+ Bxd8 24. Nb5 a6 25. Nd6 b6 26. f4 Ne6 27. f5 gxf5 28. gxf5 Nf8 29. Ne8 Nd7 30. Bxg7 f6 31. Bh6 Ne5 32. Kf1 b5 33. Ke2 c4 34. b3 cxb3 35. axb3 a5 36. Nd6 a4 37. b4 Nf7 38. Nxf7 Kxf7 39. Kd3 Ke7 40. Bf4 Bb6 41. h4 Bf2 42. h5 Be1 43. Bc1 Kf7 44. c4 Bxb4 45. cxb5 a3 46. Kc4 a2 47. Bb2 Ba5 48. Kb3 Kg7 49. Kxa2 Kh6 50. Bxf6 Kxh5 51. Be7 Kh6 52. Kb3 Kg7 53. Kc4 Kf7 54. Bg5  1 – 0 (view game)

Vallejo Pons, Francisco (2707) – Santos Latasa, Jaime (2576) [C95]
31st Leon GM 2018 Leon ESP (1.2), 2018-07-07
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Nb8 10. d4 Nbd7 11. Nbd2 Bb7 12. Bc2 Re8 13. Nf1 Bf8 14. Ng3 g6 15. Bg5 h6 16. Bd2 Bg7 17. a4 Nb6 18. axb5 axb5 19. b3 Rxa1 20. Qxa1 exd4 21. cxd4 c5 22. Qa5 cxd4 23. Qxb5 Nfd7 24. Ba5 Qb8 25. Rd1 Rc8 26. Bxb6 Bc6 27. Qb4 Nxb6 28. Nxd4 Ba8 29. Bd3 d5 30. exd5 Nxd5 31. Qxb8 Rxb8 32. Nde2 Kf8 33. Nf1 Rxb3 34. Bc4 Rb2 35. Bxd5 Bxd5 36. Rxd5 Rxe2 37. Ne3 Ra2 38. g3 Ra7 39. Kg2 Bf6 40. Ng4 Kg7 41. Nxf6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Santos Latasa, Jaime (2576) – Vallejo Pons, Francisco (2707) [C67]
31st Leon GM 2018 Leon ESP (1.3), 2018-07-07
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 O-O 8. d4 Nf5 9. Nf3 d5 10. Bf4 Bd6 11. Bxd6 Nxd6 12. Nc3 Bg4 13. Nxd5 Nf5 14. Ne3 Bxf3 15. Qxf3 Ncxd4 16. Qd1 g6 17. Nxf5 Nxf5 18. g3 Qf6 19. c3 Rad8 20. Qc2 h5 21. Rad1 Rxd1 22. Rxd1 Rd8 23. Rxd8+ Qxd8 24. Bd3 Nd6 25. Qe2 Qg5 26. h4 Qd5 27. a3 a5 28. Bc2 Kf8 29. Bd3 Kg8 30. Bc2 Kf8 31. Bd3 b5 32. Qe3 a4 33. Qe2 Qc5 34. Kg2 Kg7 35. Kg1 Kf6 36. Kg2 Qd5+ 37. Kg1 Qe5 38. Qf3+ Kg7 39. Kf1 c5 40. Qc6 c4 41. Bc2 Kf8 42. Qf3 Kg7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vallejo Pons, Francisco (2707) – Santos Latasa, Jaime (2576) [E34]
31st Leon GM 2018 Leon ESP (1.4), 2018-07-07
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. cxd5 Qxd5 6. e3 c5 7. Bd2 Bxc3 8. bxc3 O-O 9. f3 Qd6 10. Ne2 Nc6 11. Nf4 b6 12. Be2 Rd8 13. Rd1 Bb7 14. O-O Rac8 15. Qb2 Na5 16. Be1 Nd5 17. Nxd5 Bxd5 18. Bh4 Rf8 19. Bg3 Qe7 20. Rfe1 cxd4 21. cxd4 Nc4 22. Bxc4 Bxc4 23. e4 Qb7 24. h4 b5 25. a3 a5 26. Qd2 Qb6 27. Bf2 b4 28. d5 Qd6 29. axb4 axb4 30. dxe6 Qxe6 31. Qxb4 Rfd8 32. Kh2 h6 33. Bg3 Bd3 34. Rd2 Ba6 35. Red1 Rxd2 36. Rxd2 Bc4 37. Qb2 Qe7 38. Qd4 Be6 39. Rb2 Qc5 40. Be5 Qxd4 41. Bxd4 Rd8 42. Rb4 Rd7 43. h5 f5 44. e5 Bf7 45. Rb8+ Kh7 46. Bc5 Bxh5 47. e6 Rd2 48. e7 Re2 49. Kg1 Re5 50. Bb4 f4 51. Rf8 g5 52. Kh2 Re6 53. g4 fxg3+ 54. Kxg3 Re3 55. Bc5 Re5 56. Bd6 Re6 57. Bb4 Re2 58. Bd6 Re6 59. Bc5 Re5 60. Rc8 Re6 61. f4 gxf4+ 62. Kxf4 Kg7 63. Rf8 Kh7 64. Kf5 Re1 65. Bd4 Bg6+ 66. Kf6 Re4 67. Be5 Re2 68. Rh8+  1 – 0 (view game)

Santos Latasa, Jaime (2576) – Vallejo Pons, Francisco (2707) [A04]
31st Leon GM 2018 Leon ESP (1.5), 2018-07-07
1. Nf3 e6 2. g3 b5 3. Bg2 Bb7 4. O-O Nf6 5. a4 b4 6. d3 a5 7. e4 Be7 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. Re1 d6 10. Nc4 Nbd7 11. b3 d5 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bb2 Bf6 14. Nfe5 Nxe5 15. Nxe5 c5 16. Qd2 Qc7 17. Rad1 Rad8 18. h3 h6 19. Ba1 Ne7 20. Bxb7 Qxb7 21. Qf4 Rd5 22. Qe4 Bxe5 23. Bxe5 Nc6 24. Bb2 Nd4 25. Rd2 Rfd8 26. Qg2 R8d7 27. Kh1 Qc7 28. Re3 e5 29. Kh2 f6 30. Re1 Qd6 31. Re3 Rd8 32. Re1 Qd7 33. Re3 Rd6 34. Re1 Kf7 35. Qe4 Qc6 36. Qxc6 Rxc6 37. Kg2 g5 38. Re4 h5 39. f3 Kg6 40. h4 gxh4 41. Rxh4 Nf5 42. Re4 Nd6 43. Ree2 Rc7 44. Rd1 Nf5 45. Rh1 Nd4 46. Rf2 Nf5 47. Re2 Nd4 48. Rf2 Nf5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vallejo Pons, Francisco (2707) – Santos Latasa, Jaime (2576) [E34]
31st Leon GM 2018 Leon ESP (1.6), 2018-07-07
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. cxd5 Qxd5 6. e3 c5 7. Bd2 Bxc3 8. bxc3 O-O 9. Ne2 b6 10. Ng3 Qc6 11. Qb3 Ba6 12. Bxa6 Nxa6 13. O-O Rfd8 14. Rfd1 Rac8 15. a4 Nb8 16. Be1 h6 17. Rab1 Nbd7 18. a5 bxa5 19. Ra1 Rb8 20. Qa2 Rb7 21. Qxa5 Rdb8 22. h3 Kh7 23. Qa2 Kg8 24. Qe2 Rb2 25. Qc4 R8b7 26. Nf1 Ne4 27. f3 Nd6 28. Qa6 R2b6 29. Qa4 Qxa4 30. Rxa4 c4 31. Bg3 Rc6 32. Bxd6 Nb6 33. Ra5 Rxd6 34. Rb1 Rd5 35. Ra6 Rc7 36. e4 Rd8 37. Ne3 g6 38. e5 Kg7 39. Kf2 Rdd7 40. Rb4 Kf8 41. f4 h5 42. g3 Ke7 43. Kf3 Kd8 44. Ra1 Kc8 45. Ke4 Rc6 46. Rb5 Kc7 47. Rxa7+ Kd8 48. Rxd7+ Kxd7 49. d5 exd5+ 50. Nxd5 Nxd5 51. Kxd5 Ra6 52. Rb7+ Ke8 53. Kxc4 Ra1 54. Rb8+ Ke7 55. Rb7+ Ke6 56. Rb6+ Ke7 57. Kd5 Rd1+ 58. Ke4 Re1+ 59. Kf3 Rc1 60. Rb7+ Ke6 61. Rc7 Rd1 62. Rc6+ Ke7 63. h4 Rd3+ 64. Kf2 Ke8 65. Rc7 Kf8 66. c4 Rc3 67. c5 Ke8 68. c6 Kf8 69. Rc8+ Ke7 70. Rc7+ Ke6 71. Rc8 Ke7 72. Kg2 Rc2+ 73. Kf3 Rc3+ 74. Ke4 Rxg3 75. Ra8 Rc3 76. Kd5 Rd3+ 77. Kc5 Rc3+ 78. Kb5 Rb3+ 79. Kc4 Rb1 80. Kd5 Rd1+ 81. Kc5 Rc1+ 82. Kb6 Rb1+ 83. Kc7 Rb4 84. Ra7 Rxf4 85. Kb8+ Ke6 86. c7 Rc4 87. c8=Q+ Rxc8+ 88. Kxc8  1 – 0 (view game)

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Magistral Ciudad de Leon 2018

Posted by 365Chess.com on July 7, 2018 in Chess news

Semifinal 1

Name Fed Rtg Pts
So, Wesley USA 2759 2.5
Praggnanandhaa R IND 1736 1.5

So, Wesley (2780) – Praggnanandhaa, R (2529) [A45]
31st Leon GM 2018 Leon ESP (1.1), 2018-07-07
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bf4 Bf5 4. Nb5 Na6 5. e3 e6 6. c4 Be7 7. a3 O-O 8. c5 Ne8 9. b4 c6 10. Nc3 Nb8 11. g4 Bg6 12. Nf3 Nf6 13. Ne5 Nfd7 14. Nxg6 fxg6 15. Bg3 g5 16. Bd3 Bf6 17. h4 gxh4 18. Bd6 e5 19. g5 Bxg5 20. Qh5 e4 21. Nxe4 dxe4 22. Bc4+ Kh8 23. Bxf8 g6 24. Qg4 Nxf8 25. Qxe4 Qe7 26. Qxe7 Bxe7 27. Ke2 g5 28. Rab1 a6 29. d5 cxd5 30. Bxd5 Nc6 31. Rhd1 Rb8 32. Be4 Kg7 33. b5 axb5 34. Rxb5 Na7 35. Rxb7 Rxb7 36. Bxb7 Bxc5 37. a4 Kf6 38. Be4 h6 39. Rd5 Ne6 40. Rf5+ Ke7 41. Bd5 Bd6 42. a5 h3 43. Kf3 h5 44. Bxe6 g4+ 45. Ke4 Kxe6 46. Rxh5 h2 47. Rh6+ Ke7 48. Kd5 Bc7 49. a6 Kf7 50. e4 Kg7 51. Rh5 Kg6 52. Rh8 Kf6 53. Kc5 Kg5 54. Kd4 Bb6+ 55. Kd5 Bxf2 56. Rxh2 g3 57. Rh8 Nb5 58. Rg8+ Kf4 59. Rf8+ Ke3 60. e5 g2 61. Rg8 Kf3 62. Kc6 Bg3 63. e6 g1=Q 64. e7 Nc7  0 – 1 (view game)

Praggnanandhaa, R (2529) – So, Wesley (2780) [B51]
31st Leon GM 2018 Leon ESP (1.2), 2018-07-07
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. a4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. a5 a6 7. Bc4 Bg7 8. d3 O-O 9. O-O Nb8 10. e5 Ne8 11. Nd5 Nc6 12. Nb6 Rb8 13. Nxc8 Rxc8 14. e6 f6 15. Qe1 d5 16. Bb3 Qd6 17. Ra4 Nc7 18. Bf4 Ne5 19. Bxe5 fxe5 20. c4 e4 21. dxe4 d4 22. e5 Qc6 23. Ra3 Nxe6 24. Ba4 Qc7 25. Rb3 Nd8 26. Qe4 Qxa5 27. Bd7 Rb8 28. Qd5+ Kh8 29. Ng5 Qc7 30. f4 b5 31. Rh3 h6 32. Ne6 Nxe6 33. Bxe6 Rb6 34. Rg3 Rd8  0 – 1 (view game)

So, Wesley (2780) – Praggnanandhaa, R (2529) [A45]
31st Leon GM 2018 Leon ESP (1.3), 2018-07-07
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. Nc3 Bf5 4. Nb5 Na6 5. e3 e6 6. c4 c6 7. Nc3 Nb4 8. Rc1 Qa5 9. Qd2 dxc4 10. Bxc4 Nbd5 11. Be5 Nxc3 12. Bxf6 gxf6 13. bxc3 Rg8 14. g3 Ba3 15. Rd1 Rd8 16. f3 b5 17. Bd3 b4 18. Bxf5 bxc3 19. Qc2 Rb8 20. Be4 Rb2 21. Bxc6+ Ke7 22. Qa4 Qxa4 23. Bxa4 c2 24. Bxc2 Rxc2 25. Nh3 Bb4+ 26. Kf1 Rgc8 27. Rg1 Rxh2 28. Nf2 Rc2 29. Rg2 Rxg2 30. Kxg2 Bd2 31. Kh3 Bxe3 32. Ng4 Bc1 33. d5 exd5 34. Rxd5 Rxa2 35. Rc5 h5 36. Rxh5 Bb2 37. Rc5 Bd4 38. Rc4 Rd2 39. Nh6 Ke6 40. Kg4 Kd5 41. Ra4 Be3 42. f4 Bb6 43. Kf5 Rd3 44. g4 Rd4 45. Ra6 Bc7 46. Kxf6 Rxf4+ 47. Kg7 Bb6 48. g5 Ke6 49. Ra2 Rf3 50. Re2+ Re3 51. Rg2 Rf3 52. Re2+ Re3 53. Rg2 Rf3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Praggnanandhaa, R (2529) – So, Wesley (2780) [C50]
31st Leon GM 2018 Leon ESP (1.4), 2018-07-07
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. a4 h6 7. h3 d6 8. c3 a5 9. Re1 Be6 10. Bxe6 fxe6 11. Be3 Bxe3 12. Rxe3 Qe8 13. Nbd2 Nh5 14. g3 Qf7 15. Qe2 Rad8 16. Nh4 d5 17. Rf1 Nf6 18. Qd1 d4 19. cxd4 exd4 20. Ree1 g5 21. Ng2 Qh5 22. Qxh5 Nxh5 23. Nc4 Nf6 24. Rc1 Nd7 25. Na3 Nde5 26. Rfd1 Rd7 27. Nc4 Nf3+ 28. Kf1 Rdf7 29. Rc2 Kg7 30. Ne1 Nfe5 31. Nxe5 Nxe5 32. Rdc1 c5 33. Ra1 b6 34. Kg1 h5 35. Kg2 Kf6 36. Ra3 Ke7 37. Rb3 Nd7 38. Re2 Kd6 39. Nc2 Kc6 40. Na3 Ne5 41. Nc4 Nxc4 42. dxc4 g4 43. hxg4 hxg4 44. Rd3 Rh8 45. Rd1 Rfh7 46. Rg1 Rh2+ 47. Kf1 Rf8 48. e5 Rf3 49. Rg2 Rh1+ 50. Rg1 Rxg1+ 51. Kxg1 Rb3 52. Kg2 Rb4 53. f3 Rxc4 54. fxg4 d3 55. Rf2 Rc2 56. Kf3 d2 57. Rxd2 Rxd2 58. g5 Kd5  0 – 1 (view game)

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