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5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Round 8

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2783 5
2 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2791 5
3 Aronian, Levon ARM 2809 5
4 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2773 4.5
5 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2822 4.5
6 Caruana, Fabiano USA USA 4
7 Svidler, Peter RUS RUS 3.5
8 Nakamura, Hikaru USA USA 3
9 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2742 3
10 So, Wesley USA 2810 2.5

Anand, Viswanathan (2783) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2791) [A31]
5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Saint Louis USA (8.1), 2017-08-10
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nf6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e4 Nb4 7. Bb5+ Bd7 8. Bc4 N8c6 9. Nxc6 Nxc6 10. O-O e6 11. Nc3 Be7 12. Bf4 O-O 13. Qd2 Be8 14. Rfd1 Qxd2 15. Rxd2 Rc8 16. Nb5 e5 17. Bg3 Na5 18. Bf1 Bxb5 19. Bxb5 f6 20. Rad1 Kf7 21. f3 a6 22. Bf1 Nc4 23. Bxc4+ Rxc4 24. Rd7 Rb8 25. Kf1 Ke8 26. Be1 Rd8 27. Rxd8+ Bxd8 28. Ke2 Rc2+ 29. Rd2 Rxd2+ 30. Bxd2 Kd7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2809) – Svidler, Peter (2749) [A34]
5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Saint Louis USA (8.2), 2017-08-10
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e3 Nxc3 6. bxc3 g6 7. h4 Bg7 8. h5 Nc6 9. Be2 Bf5 10. Qb3 b6 11. Ng5 e6 12. f4 h6 13. Qa4 Rc8 14. Ne4 g5 15. Bb5 Qd5 16. Nf2 Qd6 17. Ne4 Qd5 18. Nf2 Qd6 19. Ne4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2742) – Carlsen, Magnus (2822) [A29]
5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Saint Louis USA (8.3), 2017-08-10
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3 g6 5. d4 exd4 6. Nxd4 Bg7 7. Bg2 O-O 8. Bf4 Nh5 9. Nxc6 dxc6 10. Qxd8 Rxd8 11. Bxc7 Rd4 12. c5 Rc4 13. O-O Rxc5 14. Rfc1 Nf6 15. Bd6 Rh5 16. Rd1 Be6 17. Bf3 Ra5 18. Rd2 h6 19. Rad1 Ra6 20. e4 Bg4 21. Bxg4 Nxg4 22. Kg2 Ne5 23. b3 Nc4 24. bxc4 Bxc3 25. Rc2 Bg7 26. c5 Re8 27. e5 b5 28. cxb6 axb6 29. Rxc6 Rxa2 30. Re1 b5 31. Rb6 Rd2 32. Rxb5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2807) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2792) [E71]
5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Saint Louis USA (8.4), 2017-08-10
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. h3 O-O 6. Bg5 c6 7. Nf3 d5 8. cxd5 cxd5 9. Bxf6 exf6 10. exd5 b6 11. Be2 Na6 12. O-O Nc7 13. Qb3 Bb7 14. Bc4 Rb8 15. a4 a6 16. Rfe1 b5 17. axb5 axb5 18. Bd3 b4 19. Ne4 f5 20. Ned2 Nxd5 21. Bc4 Nb6 22. Qxb4 Nxc4 23. Qxc4 Bd5 24. Qc3 Qb6 25. b3 Rfd8 26. Rac1 Bh6 27. Rc2 Qb7 28. Qd3 Qa8 29. Qf1 Qb7 30. Rc5 Qb4 31. Rc2 Ra8 32. Rd1 Qb7 33. Re1 Rd6 34. Rc5 Ra2 35. Re8+ Kg7 36. Qe1 Bf4 37. g3 Bxf3 38. gxf4 Be4 39. Nxe4 fxe4 40. Qc3 Qa6 41. d5+ Kh6 42. Rg8 Ra1+ 43. Kh2 Rh1+ 44. Kxh1 Qf1+ 45. Kh2 Qxf2+ 46. Kh1 Qf1+ 47. Kh2 Qf2+ 48. Kh1 Qf1+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2773) – So, Wesley (2810) [C50]
5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Saint Louis USA (8.5), 2017-08-10
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. h3 d6 7. c3 a6 8. a4 Ba7 9. Re1 h6 10. Nbd2 Be6 11. Bxe6 fxe6 12. b4 Qe8 13. Nf1 Nh5 14. Be3 Bxe3 15. Rxe3 Nf4 16. Rb1 b5 17. Ra1 Qg6 18. Ng3 Qf6 19. Ne2 Ng6 20. Qb3 Kh8 21. Rf1 Rab8 22. g3 Qf7 23. Nh2 d5 24. Rf3 Qd7 25. axb5 axb5 26. Kg2 Rxf3 27. Nxf3 Rf8 28. Neg1 Ra8 29. Rc1 Qd6 30. Ne1 Nge7 31. Ngf3 Ng8 32. Nc2 Nf6 33. Re1 Rf8 34. Na3 Rb8 35. Nc2 Rf8 36. Na3 Rb8 37. Nb1 Nd7 38. Nbd2 d4 39. Rc1 dxc3 40. Qxc3 Rb6 41. Nb3 Nxb4 42. Qxc7 Kh7 43. d4 Qxc7 44. Rxc7 Nf6 45. Nc5 Na6 46. Rc8 Nxc5 47. dxc5 Ra6 48. Nxe5 Nxe4 49. c6 Ra2 50. Kf3 Ng5+ 51. Ke3 Nxh3 52. Rb8 Rc2 53. f4 h5 54. Rxb5 Nf2 55. Kd4 Rd2+ 56. Kc5 Ne4+ 57. Kb6 Rc2 58. c7 Nd6 59. Rb3 Ne8 60. Nc6 Nxc7 61. Kxc7 Rc4 62. Kd6 h4 63. Ne5  1 – 0 (view game)

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