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London Chess Classic 2018 Finals – Round 2

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2835 6
2 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2746 6

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2795) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2803) [C67]
10th London Classic 2018 London ENG (2.2), 2018-12-16
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 h4 17. Ne4 Rg6 18. g4 hxg3 19. fxg3 Bd5 20. g4 Bxe4 21. Rxe4 Ne7 22. e6 f5 23. Re5 Nd5 24. Rxf5 Nxf4 25. Rxf4 Rxe6 26. Rdf1 Kd7 27. Rf7+ Re7 28. h4 Rh8 29. h5 Ke8 30. Rxe7+ Kxe7 31. Kg2 g6 32. hxg6 Rg8 33. Rf7+ Ke6 34. Rxc7 Rxg6 35. Kg3 Rg5 36. Kh4 Rc5 37. g5 Rxc3 38. g6 Rxc2 39. Kg5 Rg2+ 40. Kh6 Rh2+ 41. Kg7 Ra2 42. Kf8 Rxa3 43. Rxb7 Rf3+ 44. Rf7 Rb3 45. Rc7 Rb8+ 46. Kg7 Kd5 47. Rxa7 c5 48. Kf7 c4 49. g7 c3 50. Rc7 Kd4 51. Rxc3 Kxc3 52. g8=Q Rxg8 53. Kxg8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2832 6
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2832 6

Aronian, Levon (2793) – Caruana, Fabiano (2795) [C42]
10th London Classic 2018 London ENG (2.2), 2018-12-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nd7 9. O-O-O c6 10. Kb1 d5 11. Bd3 Nc5 12. h4 Nxd3 13. Qxd3 Qd6 14. c4 Rd8 15. cxd5 Qxd5 16. Qxd5 cxd5 17. Nd4 Bd7 18. Nb3 Bf5 19. Nd4 Bd7 20. Nb3 Bf5 21. Nd4  ½ – ½ (view game)

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London Chess Classic 2018 Finals – Round 1

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2835 3
2 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2746 3

Nakamura, Hikaru (2803) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2795) [D86]
10th London Classic 2018 London ENG (2.1), 2018-12-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Bc4 c5 8. Ne2 Nc6 9. Be3 O-O 10. O-O b6 11. Rc1 Bb7 12. Qd2 e6 13. Rfd1 Rc8 14. f3 cxd4 15. cxd4 Qd6 16. Bh6 Bxh6 17. Qxh6 Na5 18. Bd3 Rxc1 19. Qxc1 Rc8 20. Qd2 e5 21. d5 Nc4 22. Bxc4 Rxc4 23. Qe3 Rc2 24. a3 Ba6 25. Ng3 Qc5 26. Qxc5 Rxc5 27. d6 Rc8 28. a4 Bc4 29. a5 bxa5 30. d7 Rd8 31. Rc1 Be6 32. Ra1 Rxd7 33. Rxa5 f6 34. Nf1 Rd1 35. Kf2 a6 36. Ne3 Rd2+ 37. Kg1 Rd6 38. h4 Kf7 39. g4 Bd7 40. g5 Bb5 41. Kf2 Ke6 42. gxf6 Kxf6 43. Nd5+ Kf7 44. Nc7 Rb6 45. Ke3 h6 46. Kf2 h5 47. Kg3 Be2 48. Kf2 Bb5 49. Kg3 Be2 50. Kf2 Bb5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2832 3
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2832 3

Caruana, Fabiano (2795) – Aronian, Levon (2793) [C65]
10th London Classic 2018 London ENG (2.1), 2018-12-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 d5 6. exd5 Qxd5 7. Bc4 Qd6 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. b4 Bb6 10. a4 a5 11. b5 e4 12. Ba3 Bc5 13. dxe4 Ne5 14. Nxe5 Qxe5 15. Bxc5 Qxc5 16. Qe2 Re8 17. f3 Be6 18. Bxe6 Rxe6 19. Rc1 Nd7 20. Nb3 Qa3 21. Rb1 Nc5 22. Nxc5 Qxc5 23. Rd1 f5 24. Rd4 Qxc3+ 25. Qd2 Qa1+ 26. Qd1 Qc3+ 27. Qd2 Qa1+ 28. Qd1 Qc3+  ½ – ½ (view game)

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London Chess Classic 2018 Semi-Finals

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 13, 2018 in Chess news

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2746 16
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2832 10

Nakamura, Hikaru (2746) – Caruana, Fabiano (2832) [A20]
10th London Classic 2018 London ENG (1.3), 2018-12-13
1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 c6 4. Nf3 e4 5. Nd4 Qb6 6. Nc2 d5 7. O-O dxc4 8. Nc3 Na6 9. d3 exd3 10. exd3 Be7 11. Re1 Be6 12. dxc4 O-O 13. Be3 Qa5 14. Bd2 Qb6 15. Na4 Qd8 16. b3 Re8 17. Bc3 Nc5 18. Bxf6 Qxd1 19. Raxd1 gxf6 20. Nc3 f5 21. Ne2 Bf6 22. Ned4 Rad8 23. Bh3 f4 24. Nxe6 Rxd1 25. Rxd1 Nxe6 26. Bxe6 Rxe6 27. Kf1 b5 28. cxb5 cxb5 29. gxf4 Re4 30. f5 Kg7 31. Rd5 a6 32. Rd6 Rh4 33. Ne3 a5 34. Ra6 a4 35. bxa4 bxa4 36. Kg2 Rd4 37. Kf3 h5 38. Ra5 Rh4 39. Kg2 Rf4 40. Kg3 Rb4 41. Nd5 Bh4+ 42. Kg2 Rd4 43. f6+ Kg6 44. Kf3 Bg5 45. h3 h4 46. Rb5 Bxf6 47. Ke3 Rd1 48. Nf4+ Kg7 49. Ra5 Rh1 50. Kf3 Rh2 51. Nh5+ Kg6 52. Nf4+ Kg7 53. Rxa4 Be5 54. Kg4 Rxf2 55. Nd3 Rg2+ 56. Kf5 Bg3 57. Nf4 Rf2 58. Kg4 Bxf4 59. Rxf4 Rxa2 60. Kxh4 Ra6 61. Rg4+ Kh7 62. Rf4 Kg7 63. Rg4+ Kh7 64. Rf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2832) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2746) [D37]
10th London Classic 2018 London ENG (1.4), 2018-12-13
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 b6 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Nxd5 Qxd5 9. Bd3 Qa5+ 10. Kf1 Ba6 11. Bxc7 Bxd3+ 12. Qxd3 Na6 13. Bg3 Nb4 14. Qe2 Rfc8 15. a3 Qa4 16. Kg1 Na2 17. h3 Nc1 18. Qf1 Qc2 19. Kh2 Ne2 20. Be5 Qxb2 21. d5 Nc3 22. dxe6 fxe6 23. Rd1 Qxa3 24. Rd7 Nd5 25. Nd4 Bf6 26. Bg3 Bxd4 27. exd4 Qa4 28. Rd6 Rc6 29. Rd7 Rcc8 30. Rd6 Qe8 31. Qa6 Rc6 32. Ra1 Rxd6 33. Bxd6 Qd7 34. Be5 Nb4 35. Qe2 Nc6 36. Bg3 Qd5 37. Qa6 Nxd4 38. Rc1 Nf5 39. Rc8+ Rxc8 40. Qxc8+ Kf7 41. Qc7+ Kf6 42. Bf4 e5 43. Bc1 h6 44. Bb2 Qc5 45. Qb8 a5 46. f4 Kg6 47. Bxe5 Qc6 48. Qa7 h5 49. h4 a4 50. Qa6 Kh7 51. Qd3 Qg6 52. g3 Nh6 53. Qc4 Ng4+ 54. Kh3 Qb1  0 – 1 (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2746) – Caruana, Fabiano (2832) [A06]
10th London Classic 2018 London ENG (1.5), 2018-12-13
1. Nf3 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. b3 e6 4. c4 Be7 5. Bb2 O-O 6. Nc3 c5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Be2 b6 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. d4 a5 11. dxc5 bxc5 12. O-O Be6 13. Bb5 Qb6 14. Qe2 Nc6 15. Rac1 Rac8 16. Ne5 Nxe5 17. Bxe5 Rfd8 18. Rfd1 h6 19. h3 Bf8 20. Bd3 g6 21. Bf6 Rd7 22. Bb5 Ra7 23. Ba1 Bg7 24. Bxg7 Kxg7 25. Qb2+ Kg8 26. Be2 a4 27. Bf3 Rd8 28. Qf6 axb3 29. axb3 Rad7 30. Qc3 Rc8 31. Ra1 d4 32. exd4 Rxd4 33. Rab1 Rb4 34. Bd5 Bxd5 35. Rxd5 c4 36. Rbd1 Rxb3 37. Qe5 c3 38. Qe7 Rb1 39. Kh2 Rxd1 40. Rxd1 c2 41. Rd7 Qb8+ 42. g3 Qb3 43. Rd8+ Rxd8 44. Qxd8+ Kg7 45. Qd4+ Kh7 46. Qf4 Kg8 47. Qd2 Qb2  0 – 1 (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2832) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2746) [D37]
10th London Classic 2018 London ENG (1.6), 2018-12-13
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 b6 7. Rc1 Ba6 8. Qa4 dxc4 9. Bxc4 Bb7 10. O-O a6 11. Be2 Nbd7 12. Rfd1 b5 13. Qc2 Rc8 14. Ne5 c5 15. dxc5 Rxc5 16. Qb1 Qe8 17. Nxd7 Nxd7 18. Ne4 Rxc1 19. Rxc1 Qa8 20. Bf3 Rc8 21. Rd1 Nf6 22. Ng5 h6 23. Bxb7 Qxb7 24. Nf3 Qe4 25. Be5 Qxb1 26. Rxb1 Ne4 27. Ne1 f6 28. Bg3 Rd8 29. Nf3 Rc8 30. Ne1 e5 31. f3 Nd2 32. Rd1 Nc4 33. Rd7 Bc5 34. b3 Nxe3 35. Bf2 Nf5 36. g4 Nd4 37. Kf1 Ne6 38. h4 Bxf2 39. Kxf2 Nf4 40. Rd6 a5 41. Ra6 Rd8 42. Rxa5 Rd2+ 43. Kf1 Nh3 44. Nd3 Rxd3 45. Rxb5 Rxf3+ 46. Ke1 Rf2 47. a4 Ra2 48. a5 Nf4 49. Kd1 e4 50. Kc1 e3  0 – 1 (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2803) – Caruana, Fabiano (2795) [A06]
10th London Classic 2018 London ENG (1.6), 2018-12-13
1. Nf3 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. b3 Bf5 5. Bb2 e6 6. Nc3 h6 7. d4 Be7 8. Bd3 O-O 9. O-O Nbd7 10. Qc2 Bg4 11. Ne5 Nxe5 12. dxe5 Nd7 13. h3 Bh5 14. g4 Bg6 15. Bxg6 fxg6 16. Qxg6 Rf7 17. Ne2 Nf8 18. Qc2 Rc8 19. Rad1 Bc5 20. Kg2 Qh4 21. Bd4 Be7 22. f4 Bb4 23. cxd5 exd5 24. f5 h5 25. Rf4 Nh7 26. Ng3 c5 27. gxh5 Qd8 28. Bb2 d4 29. e6 Rfc7 30. Qc4 b5 31. e7+ bxc4 32. exd8=Q+ Rxd8 33. bxc4 d3 34. h6 gxh6 35. Rg4+ Kf8 36. Ne4 Ng5 37. Nxg5 hxg5 38. Rxg5 d2 39. Kf3 Rh7 40. Rg3 Rdd7 41. Be5 Rh5 42. Kg4 Rdh7 43. Bf6 R5h6 44. Bg5 Ra6 45. e4 Rxa2 46. Rd3 Rc2 47. Bxd2 Rxc4 48. Rd8+ Kf7 49. Bxb4 Rxe4+ 50. Kf3 Re7 51. Bxc5 Rxh3+ 52. Kg4  1 – 0 (view game)

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2835 16
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2832 10

Aronian, Levon (2765) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2781) [A34]
10th London Classic 2018 London ENG (1.3), 2018-12-13
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e3 Nxc3 6. bxc3 g6 7. Bb5+ Bd7 8. Be2 Bg7 9. O-O O-O 10. d4 Nc6 11. Rb1 Qc7 12. e4 Bg4 13. d5 Ne5 14. c4 b6 15. Nxe5 Bxe2 16. Qxe2 Bxe5 17. f4 Bd4+ 18. Kh1 e6 19. e5 exd5 20. cxd5 Qd7 21. Qc4 Rad8 22. d6 Rfe8 23. Bb2 Bxb2 24. Rxb2 Qe6 25. Qa4 Qd7 26. Qa6 f6 27. Re2 Re6 28. a4 Qf7 29. Rd2 fxe5 30. fxe5 Qg7 31. d7 Rxe5 32. Qxa7 Qf6 33. Kg1 Qc6 34. Rb1 Re7 35. Qxb6 Qxb6 36. Rxb6 Rexd7 37. Rxd7 Rxd7 38. a5 c4 39. a6 c3 40. Rc6 Ra7 41. h3 c2 42. Rxc2 Rxa6 43. Kh2 Ra7 44. Rc1 Kg7 45. Rc2 Kg8 46. Rc1 Kg7 47. Rc2 Kg8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2781) – Aronian, Levon (2765) [C67]
10th London Classic 2018 London ENG (1.4), 2018-12-13
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 Be7 10. Nc3 Nh4 11. Nxh4 Bxh4 12. Re1 b6 13. g4 Be7 14. Be3 Bd7 15. Rad1 Kc8 16. Ne2 Re8 17. Nf4 Bf8 18. Bc1 g6 19. Re2 Bg7 20. Rde1 Kb7 21. e6 fxe6 22. Nxe6 Bf6 23. c3 c5 24. Bf4 Bxe6 25. Rxe6 Rf8 26. R1e4 Rf7 27. g5 Bd8 28. h4 b5 29. c4 bxc4 30. Be3 Rb8 31. Bxc5 Kc8 32. Bd4 Rb5 33. Rc6 Kd7 34. Rxc4 c6 35. a4 Rb3 36. Bxa7 Rxb2 37. Bd4 Rd2 38. Be3 Rd5 39. Rb4 Bc7 40. Kg2 Rf8 41. Rb7 c5 42. a5 Kc6 43. a6 Ra8 44. Re6+ Bd6 45. Rxh7 Rxa6 46. Rxg6 c4 47. Rg8 Rf5 48. g6 Be5 49. g7  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2765) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2781) [B51]
10th London Classic 2018 London ENG (1.5), 2018-12-13
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. c3 Nf6 5. Bd3 Ne5 6. Be2 Nxf3+ 7. Bxf3 e5 8. d4 Be7 9. O-O O-O 10. Be3 b6 11. Nd2 Qc7 12. Re1 Bd7 13. a4 a6 14. b4 cxd4 15. cxd4 Rfc8 16. h3 b5 17. axb5 Bxb5 18. Nb3 Qc2 19. d5 Qxd1 20. Rexd1 Rc4 21. Na5 Rxb4 22. Rdc1 Ra4 23. Nc6 Rxa1 24. Rxa1 Kf8 25. g3 Bd3 26. Bg5 h6 27. Bxf6 Bxf6 28. Ra3 Bb5 29. Bg4 Bd8 30. h4 Bb6 31. Rf3 Be2 32. Rb3 Bxf2+ 33. Kxf2 Bxg4 34. Ra3 Bd7 35. Na5 Ke7 36. Rc3 Rc8 37. Rb3 Bb5 38. Rb2 Rc3 39. Nb3 g6 40. g4 Rh3 41. Nd2 Rxh4 42. Kg3 Rh1 43. Rc2 Kd7 44. Nf3 Rb1 45. Nd2 Rb4 46. Kf3 a5 47. Ke3 a4 48. Ra2 Ke7 49. Ra1 Bd7 50. Kf3 h5 51. gxh5 gxh5 52. Ra3 f5 53. exf5 Bxf5 54. Nf1 Be4+ 55. Ke2 Bxd5  0 – 1 (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2781) – Aronian, Levon (2765) [B06]
10th London Classic 2018 London ENG (1.6), 2018-12-13
1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nf3 d6 4. Bc4 e6 5. Bb3 Ne7 6. c3 b6 7. O-O Bb7 8. Re1 Nd7 9. Nbd2 O-O 10. Nf1 c5 11. Ng3 Qc7 12. Bg5 Nc6 13. Qd2 Rac8 14. Bh6 Na5 15. Bxg7 Kxg7 16. Rad1 Nxb3 17. axb3 Nf6 18. e5 dxe5 19. dxe5 Ng8 20. Ng5 Rcd8 21. Qf4 Rd5 22. c4 Rd7 23. h4 Rfd8 24. Rd6 Rxd6 25. exd6 Rxd6 26. Nxf7 Rd7 27. Ne5 Rd4 28. Qg5 Qe7 29. Nf3 Qxg5 30. Nxg5 Bc8 31. Nxe6+ Bxe6 32. Rxe6 Kf7 33. Re4 Rd1+ 34. Kh2 Rd2 35. Re2 Rd3 36. Re3 Rd2 37. Re2 Rd4 38. Ne4 h6 39. Kg3 Ne7 40. Kf3 Nf5 41. g3 Rd3+ 42. Kf4 Rxb3 43. g4 Nxh4 44. Nd6+ Kf6 45. Ne8+ Kf7 46. Nd6+ Kf8 47. Ke5 Ke7 48. f4 Nf3+ 49. Kd5+ Kd7 50. Nf7 Nd4 51. Rh2 Rd3 52. Ne5+  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2793) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2795) [B51]
10th London Classic 2018 London ENG (1.6), 2018-12-13
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. c3 Nf6 5. Bd3 Ne5 6. Be2 Nxf3+ 7. Bxf3 e5 8. d4 Be7 9. dxe5 dxe5 10. Qxd8+ Bxd8 11. Nd2 Be6 12. Be2 Bc7 13. f3 Ke7 14. a4 h5 15. h4 Rhd8 16. Nc4 Ne8 17. Be3 b6 18. Bf2 f6 19. O-O g6 20. Rfc1 Nd6 21. Ne3 f5 22. Nd5+ Bxd5 23. exd5 c4 24. Be3 Kd7 25. Rab1 Rf8 26. b3 f4 27. Bf2 e4 28. fxe4 Rae8 29. bxc4 Nxe4 30. c5 Nxc3 31. Rxc3 Rxe2 32. d6 Bd8 33. c6+ Kc8 34. a5 Rxf2 35. Kxf2 Rf5 36. c7 Bxh4+ 37. Kf3 Rd5 38. axb6  1 – 0 (view game)

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London Chess Classic 2018 Semi-Finals Round 2

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2832 6
2 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2746 6

Nakamura, Hikaru (2746) – Caruana, Fabiano (2832) [C42]
10th London Classic 2018 London ENG (1.2), 2018-12-12
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nd7 9. O-O-O c6 10. h4 d5 11. Kb1 Re8 12. Bd3 Bc5 13. Bd4 Bxd4 14. cxd4 Nf6 15. Rde1 Ne4 16. Qf4 Qf6 17. Qxf6 Nxf6 18. Kc1 Rxe1+ 19. Rxe1 Kf8 20. Kd2 h6 21. Ne5 Ng4 22. Nxg4 Bxg4 23. c3 Re8 24. Rxe8+ Kxe8 25. Ke3 g5 26. hxg5 hxg5 27. f3 Be6 28. f4 f6 29. g3 Ke7 30. a3 Bd7 31. Bc2 Be6 32. Bd3 Bd7 33. Bc2 Be6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2835 6
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2832 6

Aronian, Levon (2765) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2781) [A34]
10th London Classic 2018 London ENG (1.2), 2018-12-12
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nb4 6. Bc4 Nd3+ 7. Ke2 Nf4+ 8. Kf1 Ne6 9. d4 cxd4 10. Bxe6 Bxe6 11. Nxd4 Nc6 12. Nxe6 Qxd1+ 13. Nxd1 fxe6 14. Bd2 e5 15. f3 e6 16. Be3 Bb4 17. Nf2 Ba5 18. Ke2 Bb6 19. Rhd1 Bxe3 20. Kxe3 Ke7 21. Rac1 Rhd8 22. Rxd8 Rxd8 23. Nd3 Kd6 24. Nc5 Rb8 25. h4 Nb4 26. a3 b6 27. Nxe6 Na2 28. Ra1 Kxe6 29. Rxa2 Rc8 30. Kd2 Rd8+ 31. Ke2 Rc8 32. b3 Rc1 33. Rd2 Ra1 34. a4 Rb1 35. Rd3 Rb2+ 36. Kf1 a6 37. Kg1 b5 38. Rd8 bxa4 39. bxa4 Ra2 40. Rh8 h6 41. Re8+ Kf6 42. Rb8 Rxa4 43. Rb6+ Kf7 44. h5 a5 45. Ra6 Ra2 46. Kh2 a4 47. Kh3 a3 48. g3 Ra1 49. Kg4 a2 50. Kf5 Rf1 51. Rxa2 Rxf3+ 52. Kxe5 Rxg3 53. Ra7+ Kg8 54. Kd6 g6 55. Ra8+ Kf7 56. Ra7+ Kg8 57. Ra8+ Kf7 58. Ra7+  ½ – ½ (view game)

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London Chess Classic 2018 Semi-Finals Round 1

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2832 3
2 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2746 3

Caruana, Fabiano (2795) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2803) [D37]
10th London Classic 2018 London ENG (1.1), 2018-12-11
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 b6 7. Qc2 Bb7 8. Rd1 Bd6 9. Bg3 Nbd7 10. cxd5 Nxd5 11. e4 Nxc3 12. bxc3 Bxg3 13. hxg3 e5 14. Bb5 c6 15. Be2 Qc7 16. g4 Rfe8 17. g5 Rad8 18. Kf1 b5 19. Rh4 a6 20. a4 Qa5 21. g6 hxg6 22. Ng5 Nf8 23. Rd3 Bc8 24. Qb3 Qc7 25. axb5 axb5 26. Rf3 Be6 27. d5 cxd5 28. exd5 Rxd5 29. Nxe6 fxe6 30. Rfh3 e4 31. Rxe4 Ra8 32. g3 Qc5 33. Re3 Ra3 34. Qb2 Qd6 35. Rh4 Ra4 36. Rhe4 Qa3 37. Qxa3 Rxa3 38. Bg4 Rc5 39. Bxe6+ Nxe6 40. Rxe6 Raxc3 41. Rxc3 Rxc3 42. Rxg6 b4 43. Rb6 b3 44. Kg2 Kf7 45. f4 g5 46. fxg5 Rc2+ 47. Kf3 b2 48. Kg4 Kg7 49. Rb7+ Kg6 50. Rb6+ Kg7 51. Rb7+ Kg6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2835 3
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2832 3

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2795) – Aronian, Levon (2793) [C88]
10th London Classic 2018 London ENG (1.1), 2018-12-11
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 Qb8 13. Nb3 Nd8 14. d4 exd4 15. Qxd4 c5 16. Qc4 Nd7 17. Be3 Bf6 18. Ra2 Re8 19. Nbd2 Nf7 20. Qb3 Qb5 21. Rd1 Nde5 22. Nxe5 Nxe5 23. Qa4 Qxa4 24. Rxa4 Rac8 25. h3 g5 26. c3 d5 27. exd5 exd5 28. cxb4 Nd3 29. Bxc5 Nxb2 30. Raa1 Nxd1 31. Rxd1 Bc3 32. Nf3 d4 33. Nxg5 Rb8 34. Nf3 Bxb4 35. Bb6 Re4 36. Nxd4 Re1+ 37. Rxe1 Bxe1 38. Ne6 Re8 39. Nc5 Rc8 40. Nxa6 Bxa5 41. Bxa5 Ra8 42. Bd2 Rxa6 43. g4 Kf7 44. Kg2 Kg6 45. Be3 h5 46. f4 hxg4 47. hxg4 Rf6 48. Kf3 Rf7 49. Bc5 Rf6 50. Bb4 Rf7 51. Ke4 Rb7 52. Bc5 Rb3 53. Be3 Rb4+ 54. Ke5 Kf7 55. Kf5 Rb5+ 56. Ke4 Kf6 57. Bd2 Rc5 58. Be1 Rc4+ 59. Kf3 Rc5 60. Bh4+ Kg6 61. Be7 Ra5 62. Kg3 Kf7 63. Bd6 Kg6 64. Kh4 Ra1 65. Bc5 Rd1 66. f5+ Kf6 67. Be3 Rh1+ 68. Kg3 Rb1 69. Bc5 Rb5 70. Bd4+ Kg5 71. Be3+ Kf6 72. Bd4+ Kg5 73. Be3+ Kf6 74. Bd4+  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Magnus Carlsen defeats Fabiano Caruana to retain World Chess Championship

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

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2835 9
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2832 6

Carlsen,Magnus (2835) – Caruana,Fabiano (2832) [A22]
WCh Rapid TB 2018 London ENG (1), 2018-11-28
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 Bb4 4. e4 O-O 5. Nge2 c6 6. Bg2 a6 7. O-O b5 8. d4 d6 9. a3 Bxc3 10. Nxc3 bxc4 11. dxe5 dxe5 12. Na4 Be6 13. Qxd8 Rxd8 14. Be3 Nbd7 15. f3 Rab8 16. Rac1 Rb3 17. Rfe1 Ne8 18. Bf1 Nd6 19. Rcd1 Nb5 20. Nc5 Rxb2 21. Nxe6 fxe6 22. Bxc4 Nd4 23. Bxd4 exd4 24. Bxe6+ Kf8 25. Rxd4 Ke7 26. Rxd7+ Rxd7 27. Bxd7 Kxd7 28. Rd1+ Ke6 29. f4 c5 30. Rd5 Rc2 31. h4 c4 32. f5+ Kf6 33. Rc5 h5 34. Kf1 Rc3 35. Kg2 Rxa3 36. Rxc4 Ke5 37. Rc7 Kxe4 38. Re7+ Kxf5 39. Rxg7 Kf6 40. Rg5 a5 41. Rxh5 a4 42. Ra5 Ra1 43. Kf3 a3 44. Ra6+ Kg7 45. Kg2 Ra2+ 46. Kh3 Ra1 47. h5 Kh7 48. g4 Kg7 49. Kh4 a2 50. Kg5 Kf7 51. h6 Rb1 52. Ra7+ Kg8 53. Rxa2 Rb5+ 54. Kg6 Rb6+ 55. Kh5 1 – 0 (view game)

Caruana,Fabiano (2832) – Carlsen,Magnus (2835) [B33]
WCh Rapid TB 2018 London ENG (2), 2018-11-28
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Nd5 Nxd5 8. exd5 Ne7 9. c4 Ng6 10. Qa4 Bd7 11. Qb4 Qb8 12. h4 h5 13. Be3 a6 14. Nc3 a5 15. Qb3 a4 16. Qd1 Be7 17. g3 Qc8 18. Be2 Bg4 19. Rc1 Bxe2 20. Qxe2 Qf5 21. c5 O-O 22. c6 bxc6 23. dxc6 Rfc8 24. Qc4 Bd8 25. Nd5 e4 26. c7 Bxc7 27. Nxc7 Ne5 28. Nd5 Kh7 0 – 1 (view game)

Carlsen,Magnus (2835) – Caruana,Fabiano (2832) [B40]
WCh Rapid TB 2018 London ENG (3), 2018-11-28
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 Nc6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Bc5 6. Nc2 Nf6 7. Nc3 O-O 8. Be3 b6 9. Be2 Bb7 10. O-O Qe7 11. Qd2 Rfd8 12. Rfd1 Ne5 13. Bxc5 bxc5 14. f4 Ng6 15. Qe3 d6 16. Rd2 a6 17. Rad1 Qc7 18. b3 h6 19. g3 Rd7 20. Bf3 Re8 21. Qf2 Ne7 22. h3 Red8 23. Bg2 Nc6 24. g4 Qa5 25. Na4 Qc7 26. e5 dxe5 27. Nxc5 Rxd2 28. Rxd2 Rxd2 29. Qxd2 Ba8 30. fxe5 Qxe5 31. Nd7 Qb2 32. Qd6 Nxd7 33. Qxd7 Qxc2 34. Qe8+ Kh7 35. Qxa8 Qd1+ 36. Kh2 Qd6+ 37. Kh1 Nd4 38. Qe4+ f5 39. gxf5 exf5 40. Qe3 Ne6 41. b4 Ng5 42. c5 Qf6 43. c6 Ne6 44. a4 Nc7 45. Qf4 Ne6 46. Qd6 Qa1+ 47. Kh2 Nd4 48. c7 Qc3 49. Qc5 Qe3 50. c8=Q f4 51. Qg4 1 – 0 (view game)

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World Championship Match 2018, tiebreaks next Wednesday

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2835 6
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2832 6

Caruana, Fabiano (2832) – Carlsen, Magnus (2835) [B33]
World Championship Match 2018 London ENG (12), 2018-11-26
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Nd5 Nxd5 8. exd5 Ne7 9. c4 Ng6 10. Qa4 Bd7 11. Qb4 Bf5 12. h4 h5 13. Qa4 Bd7 14. Qb4 Bf5 15. Be3 a6 16. Nc3 Qc7 17. g3 Be7 18. f3 Nf8 19. Ne4 Nd7 20. Bd3 O-O 21. Rh2 Rac8 22. O-O-O Bg6 23. Rc2 f5 24. Nf2 Nc5 25. f4 a5 26. Qd2 e4 27. Be2 Be8 28. Kb1 Bf6 29. Re1 a4 30. Qb4 g6 31. Rd1 Ra8 ½ – ½ (view game)

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World Championship Match 2018 Round 11

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2835 5.5
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2832 5.5

Carlsen, Magnus (2835) – Caruana, Fabiano (2832) [C42]
World Championship Match 2018 London ENG (11), 2018-11-24
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nd7 9. O-O-O Nf6 10. Bd3 c5 11. Rhe1 Be6 12. Kb1 Qa5 13. c4 Qxd2 14. Bxd2 h6 15. Nh4 Rfe8 16. Ng6 Ng4 17. Nxe7+ Rxe7 18. Re2 Ne5 19. Bf4 Nxd3 20. Rxd3 Rd7 21. Rxd6 Rxd6 22. Bxd6 Rd8 23. Rd2 Bxc4 24. Kc1 b6 25. Bf4 Rxd2 26. Kxd2 a6 27. a3 Kf8 28. Bc7 b5 29. Bd6+ Ke8 30. Bxc5 h5 31. Ke3 Kd7 32. Kd4 g6 33. g3 Be2 34. Bf8 Kc6 35. b3 Bd1 36. Kd3 Bg4 37. c4 Be6 38. Kd4 bxc4 39. bxc4 Bg4 40. c5 Be6 41. Bh6 Bd5 42. Be3 Be6 43. Ke5 Bd5 44. Kf4 Be6 45. Kg5 Bd5 46. g4 hxg4 47. Kxg4 Ba2 48. Kg5 Bb3 49. Kf6 Ba2 50. h4 Bb3 51. f4 Ba2 52. Ke7 Bb3 53. Kf6 Ba2 54. f5 Bb1 55. Bf2 Bc2 ½ – ½ (view game)

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World Championship Match 2018 Round 10

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2835 5
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2832 5

Caruana, Fabiano (2832) – Carlsen, Magnus (2835) [B33]
World Championship Match 2018 London ENG (10), 2018-11-22
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Nd5 Nxd5 8. exd5 Nb8 9. a4 Be7 10. Be2 O-O 11. O-O Nd7 12. b4 a6 13. Na3 a5 14. bxa5 Rxa5 15. Nc4 Ra8 16. Be3 f5 17. a5 f4 18. Bb6 Qe8 19. Ra3 Qg6 20. Bc7 e4 21. Kh1 b5 22. Nb6 Nxb6 23. Bxb6 Qg5 24. g3 b4 25. Rb3 Bh3 26. Rg1 f3 27. Bf1 Bxf1 28. Qxf1 Qxd5 29. Rxb4 Qe6 30. Rb5 Bd8 31. Qe1 Bxb6 32. axb6 Rab8 33. Qe3 Qc4 34. Rb2 Rb7 35. Rd1 Qe2 36. Re1 Qxe3 37. Rxe3 d5 38. h4 Rc8 39. Ra3 Kf7 40. Kh2 Ke6 41. g4 Rc6 42. Ra6 Ke5 43. Kg3 h6 44. h5 Kd4 45. Rb5 Rd6 46. Ra4+ Ke5 47. Rab4 Ke6 48. c4 dxc4 49. Rxc4 Rdxb6 50. Rxe4+ Kf7 51. Rf5+ Rf6 52. Rxf6+ Kxf6 53. Kxf3 Kf7 54. Kg3 ½ – ½ (view game)

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World Championship Match 2018 Round 9

Posted by 365Chess.com on November 21, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2835 4.5
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2832 4.5

Carlsen, Magnus (2835) – Caruana, Fabiano (2832) [A29]
World Championship Match 2018 London ENG (9), 2018-11-21
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Bc5 7. O-O O-O 8. d3 Re8 9. Bg5 Nxc3 10. bxc3 f6 11. Bc1 Be6 12. Bb2 Bb6 13. d4 Bd5 14. Qc2 exd4 15. cxd4 Be4 16. Qb3+ Bd5 17. Qd1 Bxf3 18. Qb3+ Kh8 19. Bxf3 Nxd4 20. Bxd4 Qxd4 21. e3 Qe5 22. Bxb7 Rad8 23. Rad1 Qe7 24. h4 g6 25. h5 gxh5 26. Qc4 f5 27. Bf3 h4 28. Rxd8 Rxd8 29. gxh4 Rg8+ 30. Kh1 Qf6 31. Qf4 Bc5 32. Rg1 Rxg1+ 33. Kxg1 Bd6 34. Qa4 f4 35. Qxa7 fxe3 36. Qxe3 Qxh4 37. a4 Qf6 38. Bd1 Qe5 39. Qxe5+ Bxe5 40. a5 Kg7 41. a6 Bd4 42. Kg2 Kf6 43. f4 Bb6 44. Kf3 h6 45. Ke4 Ba7 46. Bg4 Bg1 47. Kd5 Bb6 48. Kc6 Be3 49. Kb7 Bb6 50. Bh3 Be3 51. Kc6 Bb6 52. Kd5 Ba7 53. Ke4 Bb6 54. Bf1 Ke6 55. Bc4+ Kf6 56. Bd3 Ke6 ½ – ½ (view game)

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World Championship Match 2018 Round 8

Posted by 365Chess.com on November 19, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2835 4
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2832 4

Caruana, Fabiano (2832) – Carlsen, Magnus (2835) [B33]
World Championship Match 2018 London ENG (8), 2018-11-19
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Nd5 Nxd5 8. exd5 Nb8 9. a4 Be7 10. Be2 O-O 11. O-O Nd7 12. Bd2 f5 13. a5 a6 14. Na3 e4 15. Nc4 Ne5 16. Nb6 Rb8 17. f4 exf3 18. Bxf3 g5 19. c4 f4 20. Bc3 Bf5 21. c5 Nxf3+ 22. Qxf3 dxc5 23. Rad1 Bd6 24. h3 Qe8 25. Nc4 Qg6 26. Nxd6 Qxd6 27. h4 gxh4 28. Qxf4 Qxf4 29. Rxf4 h5 30. Re1 Bg4 31. Rf6 Rxf6 32. Bxf6 Kf7 33. Bxh4 Re8 34. Rf1+ Kg8 35. Rf6 Re2 36. Rg6+ Kf8 37. d6 Rd2 38. Rg5 ½ – ½ (view game)

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World Championship Match 2018 Round 7

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2835 3.5
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2832 3.5

Carlsen, Magnus (2835) – Caruana, Fabiano (2832) [D37]
World Championship Match 2018 London ENG (7), 2018-11-18
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Qc2 Nc6 9. a3 Qa5 10. Nd2 Qd8 11. Nb3 Bb6 12. Be2 Qe7 13. Bg5 dxc4 14. Nd2 Ne5 15. O-O Bd7 16. Bf4 Ng6 17. Bg3 Bc6 18. Nxc4 Bc7 19. Rfd1 Rfd8 20. Rxd8+ Rxd8 21. Rd1 Rxd1+ 22. Qxd1 Nd5 23. Qd4 Nxc3 24. Qxc3 Bxg3 25. hxg3 Qd7 26. Bd3 b6 27. f3 Bb7 28. Bxg6 hxg6 29. e4 Qc7 30. e5 Qc5+ 31. Kh2 Ba6 32. Nd6 Qxc3 33. bxc3 f6 34. f4 Kf8 35. Kg1 Ke7 36. Kf2 Kd7 37. Ke3 Bf1 38. Kf2 Ba6 39. Ke3 Bf1 40. Kf2 ½ – ½ (view game)

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World Championship Match 2018 Round 6

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2835 3
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2832 3

Carlsen, Magnus (2835) – Caruana, Fabiano (2832) [C42]
World Championship Match 2018 London ENG (6), 2018-11-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nd3 Nxe4 5. Qe2 Qe7 6. Nf4 Nc6 7. Nd5 Nd4 8. Nxe7 Nxe2 9. Nd5 Nd4 10. Na3 Ne6 11. f3 N4c5 12. d4 Nd7 13. c3 c6 14. Nf4 Nb6 15. Bd3 d5 16. Nc2 Bd6 17. Nxe6 Bxe6 18. Kf2 h5 19. h4 Nc8 20. Ne3 Ne7 21. g3 c5 22. Bc2 O-O 23. Rd1 Rfd8 24. Ng2 cxd4 25. cxd4 Rac8 26. Bb3 Nc6 27. Bf4 Na5 28. Rdc1 Bb4 29. Bd1 Nc4 30. b3 Na3 31. Rxc8 Rxc8 32. Rc1 Nb5 33. Rxc8+ Bxc8 34. Ne3 Nc3 35. Bc2 Ba3 36. Bb8 a6 37. f4 Bd7 38. f5 Bc6 39. Bd1 Bb2 40. Bxh5 Ne4+ 41. Kg2 Bxd4 42. Bf4 Bc5 43. Bf3 Nd2 44. Bxd5 Bxe3 45. Bxc6 Bxf4 46. Bxb7 Bd6 47. Bxa6 Ne4 48. g4 Ba3 49. Bc4 Kf8 50. g5 Nc3 51. b4 Bxb4 52. Kf3 Na4 53. Bb5 Nc5 54. a4 f6 55. Kg4 Ne4 56. Kh5 Be1 57. Bd3 Nd6 58. a5 Bxa5 59. gxf6 gxf6 60. Kg6 Bd8 61. Kh7 Nf7 62. Bc4 Ne5 63. Bd5 Ba5 64. h5 Bd2 65. Ba2 Nf3 66. Bd5 Nd4 67. Kg6 Bg5 68. Bc4 Nf3 69. Kh7 Ne5 70. Bb3 Ng4 71. Bc4 Ne3 72. Bd3 Ng4 73. Bc4 Nh6 74. Kg6 Ke7 75. Bb3 Kd6 76. Bc2 Ke5 77. Bd3 Kf4 78. Bc2 Ng4 79. Bb3 Ne3 80. h6 Bxh6 ½ – ½ (view game)

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World Championship Match 2018 Round 5

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2835 2.5
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2832 2.5

Caruana, Fabiano (2832) – Carlsen, Magnus (2835) [B31]
World Championship Match 2018 London ENG (5), 2018-11-15
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. O-O Bg7 5. Re1 e5 6. b4 Nxb4 7. Bb2 a6 8. a3 axb5 9. axb4 Rxa1 10. Bxa1 d6 11. bxc5 Ne7 12. Qe2 b4 13. Qc4 Qa5 14. cxd6 Be6 15. Qc7 Qxc7 16. dxc7 Nc6 17. c3 Kd7 18. cxb4 Ra8 19. Bc3 Kxc7 20. d3 Kb6 21. Bd2 Rd8 22. Be3+ Kb5 23. Nc3+ Kxb4 24. Nd5+ Bxd5 25. exd5 Rxd5 26. Rb1+ Kc3 27. Rxb7 Nd8 28. Rc7+ Kxd3 29. Kf1 h5 30. h3 Ke4 31. Ng5+ Kf5 32. Nxf7 Nxf7 33. Rxf7+ Bf6 ½ – ½ (view game)

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Du Te Cup 2018 Round 10

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

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2778 5.5
2 Giri, Anish NED 2780 5.5
3 Ding, Liren CHN 2816 5.5
4 Yu, Yangyi CHN 2764 5
5 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 2709 5
6 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2749 3.5

Ding Liren (2816) – Vitiugov,N (2709) [D12]
2nd Du Te Cup 2018 Shenzhen CHN (10), 2018-11-14
1. c4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. e3 Bf5 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bd3 Bxd3 7. Qxd3 e6 8. O-O Bb4 9. a3 Bxc3 10. bxc3 b5 11. cxb5 axb5 12. a4 Ne4 13. Ba3 Rxa4 14. Bb4 Ra6 15. Ne5 f6 16. Rxa6 Nxa6 17. Nxc6 Qb6 18. Na5 Kf7 19. f3 Nxb4 20. cxb4 Nd6 21. Nb3 Qc6 22. Nc5 h6 23. e4 Nc4 24. e5 fxe5 25. dxe5 Nxe5 26. Qd4 Ng6 27. f4 Re8 28. f5 exf5 29. Rxf5+ Kg8 30. Qxd5+ Qxd5 31. Rxd5 Nf4 32. Rf5 Ne2+ 33. Kf2 Nd4 34. Rf4 Rf8 35. Rxf8+ Kxf8 36. Nd3 Ke7 37. Ke3 Nc6 38. Ke4 Ke6 39. h4 Kd6 40. g4 Ke6 41. Nf4+ Kf7 42. Nd3 Ke6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Yu Yangyi (2764) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2778) [B23]
2nd Du Te Cup 2018 Shenzhen CHN (10), 2018-11-14
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Nge2 Nf6 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. O-O O-O 7. d3 Nc6 8. Bg5 Rb8 9. Qd2 b5 10. Bh6 b4 11. Nd1 Bxh6 12. Qxh6 e6 13. a3 d5 14. exd5 exd5 15. axb4 Rxb4 16. Qd2 Bg4 17. c3 Rb6 18. Ne3 Bxe2 19. Qxe2 Qd6 20. Ra2 Rfb8 21. f4 h5 22. Qd2 a6 23. f5 Ne7 24. fxg6 fxg6 25. Qc1 Qe6 26. Re1 Qf7 27. b4 cxb4 28. cxb4 Rxb4 29. Rxa6 d4 30. Nc4 Ng4 31. Qd2 Rb1 32. Ra1 Rxa1 33. Rxa1 Nf5 34. Qg5 Rf8 35. Rf1 Qf6 36. Qxf6 Rxf6 37. Be4 Kg7 38. Bxf5 Rxf5 39. Rxf5 gxf5 40. Kg2 Kf6 41. h3 Nh6 42. Na5 Nf7 43. Nc6 Kg6 44. Ne7+ Kh7 45. Nd5 Ne5 46. Nf4 h4 47. gxh4 Kg7 48. Kf1 Kh6 49. Ke2 Nc6 50. Kd2 Ne5 51. Kd1 Nf3 52. Ke2 Ne5 53. Kf2 Kh7 54. Kf1 Kh6 55. Ke1 Nf3+ 56. Ke2 Ne5 57. Kd1 Nf3 58. Ke2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri,A (2780) – Wojtaszek,R (2749) [A07]
2nd Du Te Cup 2018 Shenzhen CHN (10), 2018-11-14
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 c5 4. O-O Nc6 5. d4 e6 6. c4 dxc4 7. dxc5 Qxd1 8. Rxd1 Bxc5 9. Nbd2 c3 10. bxc3 O-O 11. Nb3 Be7 12. c4 Bd7 13. Bb2 Rfd8 14. Nfd4 Rab8 15. Nxc6 Bxc6 16. Rxd8+ Rxd8 17. Bxc6 bxc6 18. Bxf6 Bxf6 19. Rc1 g5 20. c5 Kf8 21. Rc4 Ke8 22. Kg2 h5 23. h3 Be5 24. Ra4 Rd7 25. Na5 Rc7 26. Nc4 Bg7 27. Rb4 Ke7 28. e3 g4 29. hxg4 hxg4 30. a4 a5 31. Rb3 Ra7 32. Rb6 Kd7 33. Rb8 Ke7 34. Rc8 Bc3 35. Rxc6 Bb4 36. Rc8  1 – 0 (view game)

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World Championship Match 2018 Round 4

Posted by 365Chess.com on November 13, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2835 2
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2832 2

Carlsen, Magnus (2835) – Caruana, Fabiano (2832) [A29]
World Championship Match 2018 London ENG (4), 2018-11-13
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Bc5 7. O-O O-O 8. d3 Re8 9. Bd2 Nxc3 10. Bxc3 Nd4 11. b4 Bd6 12. Rb1 Nxf3+ 13. Bxf3 a6 14. a4 c6 15. Re1 Bd7 16. e3 Qf6 17. Be4 Bf5 18. Qf3 Bxe4 19. Qxf6 gxf6 20. dxe4 b5 21. Red1 Bf8 22. axb5 axb5 23. Kg2 Red8 24. Rdc1 Kg7 25. Be1 Rdc8 26. Rc2 Ra4 27. Kf3 h5 28. Ke2 Kg6 29. h3 f5 30. exf5+ Kxf5 31. f3 Be7 32. e4+ Ke6 33. Bd2 Bd6 34. Rbc1 ½ – ½ (view game)

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Du Te Cup 2018 Round 9

Posted by 365Chess.com on November 13, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2778 5
2 Ding, Liren CHN 2816 5
3 Giri, Anish NED 2780 4.5
4 Yu, Yangyi CHN 2764 4.5
5 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 2709 4.5
6 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2749 3.5

Vachier Lagrave,M (2778) – Giri,A (2780) []
2nd Du Te Cup 2018 Shenzhen CHN (9), 2018-11-13
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 e6 4. Nd2 Bd6 5. Bg3 O-O 6. Ngf3 b6 7. Ne5 c5 8. c3 Qc7 9. Bd3 Ba6 10. Bxa6 Nxa6 11. Rc1 Rac8 12. O-O Nb8 13. c4 cxd4 14. exd4 Qb7 15. Qf3 Nc6 16. Nxc6 Bxg3 17. Ne5 Bxe5 18. dxe5 Ne4 19. Nxe4 dxe4 20. Qe3 Qa6 21. Qxe4 Qxa2 22. Qc2 Qa5 23. Ra1 Qxe5 24. Rxa7 Qc5 25. Rc1 b5 26. Ra3 bxc4 27. Rc3 Qd4 28. Qe2 Rb8 29. g3 g6 30. Qxc4 Qxc4 31. Rxc4 Rxb2 32. h4 Rbb8 33. Rc7 h5 34. Kg2 Kg7 35. R1c3 Ra8 36. R3c4 e5 37. Rc3 Rae8 38. Kf3 Kf6 39. Ke4 Re6 40. R7c6 Rfe8 41. Rxe6+ Rxe6 42. f4 exf4+ 43. Kxf4 Ra6 44. Kf3 Ra5 45. Rb3 Kf5 46. Rc3 f6 47. Rb3 Rc5 48. Ra3 Ke5 49. Rd3 Rc4 50. Ra3 Rd4 51. Ra5+ Rd5 52. Ra3 Rc5 53. Rd3 g5 54. Re3+ Kd5 55. hxg5 fxg5 56. Re8 Rc3+ 57. Kf2 Rc2+ 58. Kf3 Kd4 59. Re4+ Kd5 60. Re8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vitiugov,N (2709) – Yu Yangyi (2764) [D37]
2nd Du Te Cup 2018 Shenzhen CHN (9), 2018-11-13
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. a3 Nbd7 7. Nb5 Ne8 8. e3 Ndf6 9. Rc1 c6 10. Nc3 b6 11. Qa4 Bb7 12. cxd5 exd5 13. Ne5 b5 14. Qc2 Nc7 15. Bd3 Ne6 16. Bg3 c5 17. dxc5 Bxc5 18. Nxb5 d4 19. exd4 Nxd4 20. Nxd4 Bxd4 21. O-O Re8 22. Nf3 Rc8 23. Bc7 Qd5 24. Rfd1 Bb6 25. Bxh7+ Nxh7 26. Rxd5 Bxd5 27. Qd2 Rxc7 28. Rxc7 Bxf3 29. Rc1 Bg4 30. h3 Be6 31. Rc6 Nf6 32. Qb4 Nd5 33. Qd6 Bd4 34. Rc2 Bb6 35. Rc6 Bd4 36. Rc2 Bb6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Wojtaszek,R (2749) – Ding Liren (2816) [E10]
2nd Du Te Cup 2018 Shenzhen CHN (9), 2018-11-13
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O c6 8. Bf4 Nbd7 9. Qc2 b6 10. cxd5 cxd5 11. Rc1 Bb7 12. Qb3 Rc8 13. Rxc8 Qxc8 14. Nc3 a6 15. Rc1 Qa8 16. Na4 b5 17. Nc5 Nxc5 18. dxc5 d4 19. a4 Bd5 20. Qd3 bxa4 21. Qxd4 Rc8 22. Qxa4 Rxc5 23. Ne1 Rxc1 24. Bxc1 Bxg2 25. Nxg2 Nd5 26. Nf4 Nxf4 27. Bxf4 Bf8 28. Be3 Qc8 29. h4 h5 30. b3 g6  ½ – ½ (view game)

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World Championship Match 2018 Round 3

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2835 1.5
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2832 1.5

Caruana, Fabiano (2835) – Carlsen, Magnus (2832) [B31]
World Championship Match 2018 London ENG (3), 2018-11-12
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d3 Bg7 6. O-O Qc7 7. Re1 e5 8. a3 Nf6 9. b4 O-O 10. Nbd2 Bg4 11. h3 Bxf3 12. Nxf3 cxb4 13. axb4 a5 14. bxa5 Rxa5 15. Bd2 Raa8 16. Qb1 Nd7 17. Qb4 Rfe8 18. Bc3 b5 19. Rxa8 Rxa8 20. Ra1 Rxa1+ 21. Bxa1 Qa7 22. Bc3 Qa2 23. Qb2 Qxb2 24. Bxb2 f6 25. Kf1 Kf7 26. Ke2 Nc5 27. Bc3 Ne6 28. g3 Bf8 29. Nd2 Ng5 30. h4 Ne6 31. Nb3 h5 32. Bd2 Bd6 33. c3 c5 34. Be3 Ke7 35. Kd1 Kd7 36. Kc2 f5 37. Kd1 fxe4 38. dxe4 c4 39. Nd2 Nc5 40. Bxc5 Bxc5 41. Ke2 Kc6 42. Nf1 b4 43. cxb4 Bxb4 44. Ne3 Kc5 45. f4 exf4 46. gxf4 Ba5 47. f5 gxf5 48. Nxc4 Kxc4 49. exf5 ½ – ½ (view game)

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Du Te Cup 2018 Round 8

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2778 4.5
2 Ding, Liren CHN 2816 4.5
3 Giri, Anish NED 2780 4
4 Yu, Yangyi CHN 2764 4
5 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 2709 4
6 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2749 3

Ding Liren (2816) – Yu Yangyi (2764) [A29]
2nd Du Te Cup 2018 Shenzhen CHN (8), 2018-11-12
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Nb6 7. O-O Be7 8. a3 O-O 9. b4 Re8 10. Rb1 Bf8 11. d3 Bg4 12. h3 Bh5 13. Bg5 f6 14. Be3 Bf7 15. Nd2 Rb8 16. Nb3 Ne7 17. Bc5 Ned5 18. Qc2 Nxc3 19. Qxc3 Na4 20. Qc2 Nxc5 21. Nxc5 c6 22. a4 Qe7 23. Rfc1 Rbc8 24. Ne4 Red8 25. h4 Rd4 26. b5 Rb4 27. Rxb4 Qxb4 28. Nd2 Qd4 29. bxc6 bxc6 30. Qd1 Qb6 31. Nc4 Qd8 32. Qe1 Bd5 33. Ne3 Bxg2 34. Kxg2 a5 35. Qc3 Bb4 36. Qc4+ Kh8 37. Qe6 c5 38. Nd5 Qe8 39. Qxe8+ Rxe8 40. h5 f5 41. e4 g6 42. h6 Rd8 43. Kf3 Kg8 44. Ke2 Kf7 45. Nxb4 cxb4 46. Rc7+ Kf6 47. Rxh7 fxe4 48. dxe4 Kg5 49. Re7 Kxh6 50. Rxe5 b3 51. Rb5 Rd4 52. Ke3 Rxa4 53. Rxb3 Ra2 54. Rb6 a4 55. f3 a3 56. Ra6 Rg2 57. Kf4 a2 58. g4 Rf2 59. e5 Rb2 60. Ra7 Rb4+ 61. Kg3 Rb5 62. f4 g5 63. f5 Rxe5 64. Rxa2 Re3+ 65. Kf2 Re4 66. Kf3 Rf4+ 67. Kg3 Rb4 68. Ra6+ Kh7 69. Rg6 Rb3+ 70. Kf2 Rb2+ 71. Ke3 Rb3+ 72. Ke2 Rb2+ 73. Kd3 Rb3+ 74. Ke4  1 – 0 (view game)

Giri,A (2780) – Vitiugov,N (2709) [A11]
2nd Du Te Cup 2018 Shenzhen CHN (8), 2018-11-12
1. c4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 Nf6 4. Qc2 g6 5. b3 Bg7 6. Bb2 O-O 7. Be2 b6 8. O-O Bb7 9. d4 Nbd7 10. Nc3 Re8 11. Ne5 c5 12. Nxd7 Qxd7 13. dxc5 dxc4 14. cxb6 cxb3 15. Qxb3 axb6 16. Bb5 Bc6 17. Rfd1 Qb7 18. Bxc6 Qxc6 19. Rac1 Qb7 20. Nb5 Rec8 21. h3 Rxc1 22. Rxc1 Rc8 23. Rc4 Rxc4 24. Qxc4 Nd7 25. Bxg7 Kxg7 26. Nc3 Nf6 27. Qd4 Qc7 28. f4 Kg8 29. a4 h5 30. Kh2 Nd7 31. Ne4 Qc6 32. Ng5 f6 33. Ne4 Kf7 34. Nc3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Wojtaszek,R (2749) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2778) [E60]
2nd Du Te Cup 2018 Shenzhen CHN (8), 2018-11-12
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 c6 5. Nc3 d5 6. cxd5 cxd5 7. Ne5 Nfd7 8. f4 Nf6 9. Bg2 O-O 10. O-O Nc6 11. e3 Be6 12. Bd2 Rc8 13. Rc1 h5 14. Qb3 Ne4 15. Nxe4 dxe4 16. Nxc6 Rxc6 17. Qxb7 Rb6 18. Qxe4 Rxb2 19. Bc3 Rxa2 20. d5 Bxc3 21. dxe6 f5 22. Qd5 Qxd5 23. Bxd5 Rd2 24. Rxc3 Rxd5 25. Rc7 Re8 26. Rxa7 Rd6 27. Rfa1 Rxe6 28. Ra8 Rxa8 29. Rxa8+ Kf7 30. Kf2 Rb6  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Du Te Cup 2018 Round 7

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2778 4
2 Yu, Yangyi CHN 2764 4
3 Giri, Anish NED 2780 3.5
4 Ding, Liren CHN 2816 3.5
5 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 2709 3.5
6 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2749 2.5

Yu, Yangyi (2764) – Giri, Anish (2780) [E21]
2nd Du Te Cup 2018 Shenzhen CHN (7.1), 2018-11-11
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 O-O 5. Qc2 d5 6. a3 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 c5 8. e3 b6 9. cxd5 exd5 10. Be2 Ba6 11. O-O Bxe2 12. Qxe2 Nbd7 13. a4 Re8 14. c4 cxd4 15. Nxd4 Ne5 16. cxd5 Qxd5 17. Bb2 Nc4 18. Nb5 Nxb2 19. Qxb2 Qe5 20. Qxe5 Rxe5 21. Rfc1 Ne8 22. Kf1 g6 23. Ke2 h5 24. Rc6 Kg7 25. h3 Re4 26. Nd4 Re7 27. Rac1 Rd8 28. R6c4 Rdd7 29. Nc6 Re6 30. Nd4 Ree7 31. Nc6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2778) – Ding, Liren (2816) [C50]
2nd Du Te Cup 2018 Shenzhen CHN (7.2), 2018-11-11
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O O-O 6. Re1 d6 7. c3 a5 8. Bg5 h6 9. Bh4 g5 10. Bg3 Ba7 11. Na3 Nh7 12. Nd2 g4 13. Nb5 Bb6 14. Bb3 a4 15. Bc2 h5 16. h4 d5 17. d4 dxe4 18. dxe5 Ra5 19. c4 e3 20. fxe3 Nb4 21. a3 Nd3 22. b4 axb3 23. Nxb3 Nxe1 24. Qxe1 Ra6 25. c5 Ba7 26. Qb1 f5 27. exf6 Nxf6 28. Nxa7 Rxa7 29. Nd4 Qe7 30. Bf4 Qxc5 31. Bb3+ Kg7 32. Be6 Ra4 33. Qd3 Ra6 34. Bxc8 Rxc8 35. Qxa6 Qxd4 36. Qf1 Qe4 37. Rd1 c5 38. Rd6 Qe7 39. Qa1 Kf7 40. Be5 Ne4 41. Rh6 Qxh4 42. Qf1+ Ke7 43. Rh7+ Ke6 44. Bc7 Rxc7 45. Rxc7 Nd6 46. Rxc5 b6 47. Rc6 g3 48. Qf3 Qh2+ 49. Kf1 Qh1+ 50. Ke2 Qb1 51. Qxh5 Qa2+ 52. Kf3 Kd7 53. Rxb6 Qf2+ 54. Kg4 Qe2+ 55. Kh4 Qxg2 56. Qh7+ Kc8 57. Qg8+ Kd7 58. Rxd6+  1 – 0 (view game)

Vitiugov, Nikita (2709) – Wojtaszek, Radoslaw (2749) [A06]
2nd Du Te Cup 2018 Shenzhen CHN (7.3), 2018-11-11
1. Nf3 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Bd6 5. b3 c5 6. Bb2 Nc6 7. cxd5 exd5 8. d4 cxd4 9. Nxd4 O-O 10. Be2 Re8 11. O-O Nxd4 12. Qxd4 Be5 13. Qd2 d4 14. exd4 Qxd4 15. Qxd4 Bxd4 16. Bf3 Be6 17. Rad1 Bxc3 18. Bxc3 Rac8 19. Bd4 b6 20. Rd2 Bf5 21. Be3 Be4 22. Bxe4 Rxe4 23. Rfd1 Kf8 24. h3 Re6 25. Rd4 h6 26. Ra4 Re7 27. Rdd4 Ke8 28. g4 Rd8 29. Rxd8+ Kxd8 30. g5 Ng8 31. Bxb6+ axb6 32. Ra8+ Kd7 33. Rxg8 hxg5 34. Rxg7  1 – 0 (view game)

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