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GRENKE Chess Classic 2017 Final Round

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 22, 2017 in Chess news

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Aronian, Levon ARM 2774 5.5
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2838 4
3 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2817 4
4 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2803 3.5
5 Naiditsch, Arkadij AZE 2702 3.5
6 Hou, Yifan CHN 2649 3.5
7 Meier, Georg GER 2621 2
8 Bluebaum, Matthias GER 2634 2

Hou, Yifan (2649) – Naiditsch, Arkadij (2702) [C11]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (7.1), 2017-04-22
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 a6 7. Be3 Qb6 8. Rb1 Nc6 9. Qd2 Qc7 10. Be2 cxd4 11. Nxd4 Bc5 12. O-O Nxd4 13. Bxd4 Bxd4+ 14. Qxd4 Qc5 15. Qxc5 Nxc5 16. Kf2 Bd7 17. Bd3 Ke7 18. Ke3 Bb5 19. Bxb5 axb5 20. a3 Ra5 21. Rf3 Rc8 22. b4 Rxa3 23. Kd4 Ra4 24. Nxa4 Nxa4 25. Kd3 g6 26. Kd2 h5 27. g3 Rc4 28. h3 Kd7 29. g4 Rd4+ 30. Kc1 hxg4 31. hxg4 Kc6 32. Rbb3 Re4 33. Rf1 g5 34. fxg5 Rxg4 35. Rxf7 Rxg5 36. Rh3 Rxe5 37. Rhh7 Re4 38. c3 Kd6 39. Rd7+ Ke5 40. Rh5+ Kf6 41. Rh6+ Kf5 42. Rh3 b6 43. Rf7+ Ke5 44. Rf2 Rc4 45. Re2+ Kd6 46. Kd2 d4 47. cxd4 Rxb4 48. Rh4 Rb2+ 49. Kd3 Rb3+ 50. Kc2 Rc3+ 51. Kd2 Rc6 52. Rh6 Kd5 53. Re5+ Kxd4 54. Rhxe6 Rxe6 55. Rxe6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2817) – Aronian, Levon (2774) [C50]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (7.2), 2017-04-22
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. O-O O-O 6. a4 a5 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bh4 Be7 9. Bg3 d6 10. h3 Nd7 11. Nc3 Nb6 12. Bb3 Kh8 13. d4 Nxd4 14. Nxd4 exd4 15. Qxd4 Bf6 16. e5 dxe5 17. Qxd8 Rxd8 18. Rfe1 Be6 19. Bxe6 fxe6 20. Ne4 Kg8 21. Nc5 Rd5 22. Nxe6 Rc8 23. b3 c5 24. c4 Rd6 25. Nxg7 Kxg7 26. Bxe5 Rd3 27. Bxf6+ Kxf6 28. Re4 Rc7 29. Rae1 Rxb3 30. Rf4+ Kg7 31. Re6 Nxa4 32. Rg4+ Kf8 33. Rxh6 Rf7 34. Rh8+ Ke7 35. h4 Nc3 36. h5 a4 37. h6 a3 38. h7 a2 39. Re8+ Kxe8 40. h8=Q+ Kd7 41. Kh2 a1=Q 42. Rg8 Qa5 43. Qh3+ Kc7 44. Qg3+ Kd7 45. Qd3+ Ke7 46. Qe3+ Kd6 47. Rg6+ Kc7 48. Qe5+ Kc8 49. Rg8+ Qd8 50. Qxc5+ Rc7 51. Rxd8+ Kxd8 52. Qf8+ Kd7 53. g4 Rb2 54. Qf3 Ke8 55. Qxc3 Rxf2+ 56. Kg3 Rff7 57. g5 Rg7 58. Kg4 Kf8 59. Qf6+ Kg8 60. g6 Rxg6+ 61. Qxg6+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2838) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2803) [B92]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (7.3), 2017-04-22
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. Qd3 Nbd7 10. Nd5 O-O 11. O-O Bxd5 12. exd5 Ne8 13. a4 Bg5 14. a5 Bxe3 15. Qxe3 Nef6 16. c4 Rb8 17. Rfb1 Qc7 18. Nd2 b6 19. Nb3 Nc5 20. axb6 Rxb6 21. Nxc5 dxc5 22. b4 Rfb8 23. Rd1 Rxb4 24. Rxa6 Rb3 25. Qg5 h6 26. Qf5 Qc8 27. Qxc8+ Rxc8 28. Rc6 Rbb8 29. Bd3 e4 30. Bc2 Rxc6 31. dxc6 Rc8 32. Ba4 Kf8 33. Bb5 Ke7 34. Ra1 Ng4 35. Ra7+ Ke6 36. f3 exf3 37. gxf3 Ne5 38. f4 Nf3+ 39. Kf2 Nd4 40. Ke3 g6 41. Ke4 Nxc6 42. Ra6 f5+ 43. Kf3 Kd6 44. h4 h5 45. Ke3 Rc7 46. Kd2 Rc8 47. Kc3 Rc7 48. Kb3 Rc8 49. Ka4 Rc7 50. Rb6 Rc8 51. Ba6 Rb8 52. Bb7 Ke7 53. Rxc6 Rxb7 54. Rxc5 Rb1 55. Rd5 Rh1 56. c5 Rxh4 57. c6 Rxf4+ 58. Kb3 Rf1 59. Kb2 Rf2+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Meier, Georg (2621) – Bluebaum, Matthias (2634) [B13]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (7.4), 2017-04-22
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Nf3 Bg4 7. Bg5 Bxf3 8. gxf3 e6 9. cxd5 exd5 10. Qe2+ Qe7 11. O-O-O O-O-O 12. Qc2 Kb8 13. Kb1 Qd7 14. a3 Be7 15. h4 Nh5 16. Bh3 Qc7 17. Bg4 Bxg5 18. hxg5 Nf4 19. Rxh7 Rxh7 20. Qxh7 g6 21. Qg7 Qe7 22. Rh1 a6 23. Ka2 Ka7 24. Rh7 Ne2 25. Nxe2 Qxe2 26. Qxf7 Qc4+ 27. Kb1 Qd3+ 28. Ka2 Qc4+ 29. Kb1 Qd3+ 30. Ka2 Qc4+ 31. Kb1 Qd3+  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Levon Aronian wins the GRENKE Chess Classic 2017

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 22, 2017 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Aronian, Levon ARM 2774 5
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2838 3.5
3 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2817 3.5
4 Hou, Yifan CHN 2649 3
5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2803 3
6 Naiditsch, Arkadij AZE 2702 3
7 Meier, Georg GER 2621 1.5
8 Bluebaum, Matthias GER 2634 1.5

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2803) – Meier, Georg (2621) [C10]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (6.1), 2017-04-21
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Nf3 Ngf6 6. Bd3 c5 7. O-O Nxe4 8. Bxe4 Nf6 9. Bg5 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Be7 11. Bf3 O-O 12. Qd3 Bc5 13. Rad1 e5 14. Nb3 Qxd3 15. cxd3 Bb6 16. Rfe1 h6 17. Bh4 Be6 18. Bg3 Rac8 19. Bxe5 Bxb3 20. axb3 Rc2 21. Rf1 Rd8 22. Bxb7 Ng4 23. Bg3 Rxb2 24. Bf3 f5 25. h3 f4 26. Bh4 Nf6 27. Bxf6 gxf6 28. Rde1 Rxd3 29. Re4 Rd4 30. Re8+ Kg7 31. Rfe1 Rd7 32. R8e2 Rxe2 33. Rxe2 Rd1+ 34. Kh2 Rf1 35. g3 Rxf2+ 36. Rxf2 Bxf2 37. gxf4 Bb6 38. Be4 Bc7 39. Kg3 Bd6 40. Kf3 Bc7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Naiditsch, Arkadij (2702) – Carlsen, Magnus (2838) [A45]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (6.2), 2017-04-21
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. e3 Bg7 5. h4 h5 6. Be2 O-O 7. Nf3 c5 8. dxc5 Qa5 9. O-O Qxc5 10. Nb5 a6 11. Nc7 Ra7 12. Nb5 axb5 13. Bxb8 Ra8 14. Be5 b4 15. Bd4 Qa5 16. c3 Bg4 17. Qb3 bxc3 18. Bxc3 Qc7 19. Rac1 Qd8 20. Rfd1 e6 21. Bb4 Re8 22. Bb5 Nd7 23. e4 Bxf3 24. Qxf3 Ne5 25. Qh3 Nc6 26. exd5 exd5 27. Rxc6 bxc6 28. Bxc6 Rxa2 29. Bxd5 Kh7 30. Qf3 Rxb2 31. Bxf7 Rxb4 32. Rxd8 Rxd8 33. g3 Rb6 34. Bxg6+ Rxg6 35. Qxh5+ Rh6 36. Qf5+ Kh8 37. Kg2 Rf6 38. Qh5+ Kg8 39. Qe2 Rdf8 40. Qc2 Rxf2+ 41. Qxf2 Rxf2+ 42. Kxf2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2774) – Hou, Yifan (2649) [D37]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (6.3), 2017-04-21
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. Qc2 dxc4 6. e4 c5 7. Bxc4 a6 8. d5 Nb6 9. Be2 exd5 10. e5 Ne4 11. Nxe4 dxe4 12. Qxe4 Qd5 13. Qf4 Be7 14. O-O O-O 15. Rd1 Qe6 16. Ng5 Qf5 17. Bf3 Qxf4 18. Bxf4 Nc4 19. b3 Bxg5 20. Bxg5 Nxe5 21. Be4 Re8 22. f3 h6 23. Bh4 c4 24. bxc4 Nxc4 25. Rac1 Be6 26. Bxb7 Ra7 27. Be4 a5 28. Rd4 Ne5 29. Bg3 f6 30. a3 Rd7 31. Bxe5 fxe5 32. Rxd7 Bxd7 33. Rc7 Bb5 34. Rc5 Rb8 35. Rxe5 a4 36. h4 Kf7 37. Rc5 Be8 38. Bc2 Rb2 39. Rc4 Ra2 40. Bxa4 Ra1+ 41. Kh2 Bxa4 42. Rxa4  1 – 0 (view game)

Bluebaum, Matthias (2634) – Caruana, Fabiano (2817) [D27]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (6.4), 2017-04-21
1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e3 Nf6 4. Bxc4 e6 5. Nf3 c5 6. O-O a6 7. b3 b6 8. Bb2 Bb7 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. Qxd8+ Kxd8 11. Ne5 Ke7 12. Be2 Nbd7 13. Nxd7 Nxd7 14. Nd2 Rhd8 15. Bf3 Bxf3 16. Nxf3 f6 17. Rfd1 e5 18. Kf1 a5 19. Nd2 a4 20. Ne4 Ke6 21. bxa4 Rxa4 22. Nc3 Rc4 23. Nb5 Rc8 24. Ba3 Bxa3 25. Nxa3 Rb4 26. Rab1 Rxb1 27. Rxb1 Ra8 28. Nc4 Rxa2 29. Nxb6 Nc5 30. Rd1 Rc2 31. f3 e4 32. fxe4 Nxe4 33. Nd5 g5 34. Nb4 Rf2+ 35. Kg1 Re2 36. Nc6 Rxe3 37. Nd4+ Ke5 38. Nf3+ Kf5 39. Rf1 Nc3 40. h4 Kg4 41. Nh2+ Kxh4 42. Rxf6 Re1+ 43. Nf1 h5 44. Kh2 Kg4 45. Rf3 Nd1 46. Rf6 h4 47. Rf8 Kh5 48. g3 Re2+ 49. Kg1 h3 50. Rh8+ Kg4 51. Nh2+ Kxg3 52. Nf1+ Kg4 53. Nh2+ Kf4 54. Rxh3 g4 55. Nxg4 Kxg4 56. Rh8 Nf2 57. Kf1 Rc2 58. Ke1 Kf3 59. Rf8+ Ke3 60. Re8+ Ne4 61. Kd1 Rh2 62. Kc1 Kd4 63. Rd8+ Kc4 64. Rc8+ Nc5 65. Kd1 Rg2 66. Ke1 Kd4 67. Rd8+ Ke3 68. Re8+ Ne4 69. Kd1 Rg6 70. Kc2 Rc6+ 71. Kb3 Kd3 72. Rd8+ Nd6 73. Rh8 Rb6+ 74. Ka4 Nc4 75. Rh3+ Kd4 76. Rh4+ Kd5 77. Rd4+ Kc5 78. Rd5+ Kc6 79. Rc5+ Kxc5  ½ – ½ (view game)

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GRENKE Chess Classic 2017 Round 5

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 20, 2017 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Aronian, Levon ARM 2774 4
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2838 3
3 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2817 3
4 Hou, Yifan CHN 2649 3
5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2803 2.5
6 Naiditsch, Arkadij AZE 2702 2.5
7 Meier, Georg GER 2621 1
8 Bluebaum, Matthias GER 2634 1

Hou, Yifan (2649) – Bluebaum, Matthias (2634) [D38]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (5.1), 2017-04-20
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 O-O 7. e3 h6 8. Bh4 Bf5 9. Qb3 Bxc3+ 10. bxc3 Nbd7 11. Be2 c5 12. dxc5 g5 13. Bg3 Nxc5 14. Qb5 Nfe4 15. Rc1 Qe7 16. Be5 Rac8 17. Bd4 a6 18. Qa5 Qc7 19. Qb4 Ne6 20. h4 Nxd4 21. Nxd4 Bg6 22. hxg5 hxg5 23. Nf3 Qc5 24. Qxb7 Nxc3 25. Qb2 Qa5 26. O-O Qxa2 27. Qxa2 Nxa2 28. Rxc8 Rxc8 29. Bxa6 Rc5 30. Ra1 Nb4 31. Ra4 Nc2 32. Be2 f6 33. Nh2 Rc7 34. Bf3 Bf7 35. Ng4 Kg7 36. Ra6 d4 37. e4 d3 38. Rd6 Nb4 39. Nxf6 Rc6 40. Rxc6 Nxc6 41. Ng4 Nd4 42. Ne3 Nxf3+ 43. gxf3 d2 44. Kg2 Bb3 45. Kg3 d1=Q 46. Nxd1 Bxd1 47. f4 gxf4+ 48. Kxf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2774) – Naiditsch, Arkadij (2702) [A13]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (5.2), 2017-04-20
1. c4 e6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. O-O Nbd7 6. Qc2 c5 7. Na3 Nd5 8. Nxc4 b5 9. Ne3 Bb7 10. Nxd5 Bxd5 11. e4 Bb7 12. d4 cxd4 13. Nxd4 Rc8 14. Qe2 a6 15. Rd1 Bc5 16. Nb3 Be7 17. Rd3 Qc7 18. Bf4 Ne5 19. Rc3 Qb8 20. Qh5 Bd6 21. Rxc8+ Bxc8 22. Rd1 Bc7 23. Na5 Bd7 24. Bxe5 Bxe5 25. Rxd7 Kxd7 26. Qxf7+ Kd6 27. Bh3 Re8 28. Nb7+ Kc6 29. b4 Rf8 30. Qe7 Bd6 31. Na5+ Kb6 32. Qxe6 Re8 33. Qd7 Bxb4 34. Nc6 Qd6 35. Qxe8 Qxc6 36. Qb8+ Qb7 37. Qxb7+ Kxb7 38. f4 Kc6 39. Kf2 a5 40. Kf3 a4 41. Bf5 h6 42. Bg6 Kd7 43. e5 Bc5 44. Bd3 Kc6 45. Bc2 Kd5 46. Be4+ Kc4 47. Bc6 Bg1 48. h4 Kc5 49. Be8 Bd4 50. h5 Bc3 51. Ke4 Be1 52. g4 Bd2 53. Kf5 a3 54. g5 b4 55. Ba4 Kd5 56. gxh6 gxh6 57. Bb3+ Kc5 58. Ke4  1 – 0 (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2817) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2803) [B96]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (5.3), 2017-04-20
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 h6 8. Bh4 Qb6 9. a3 Be7 10. Bf2 Qc7 11. Qf3 Nbd7 12. O-O-O b5 13. g4 Bb7 14. h4 d5 15. e5 Ne4 16. Rh3 Nxf2 17. Qxf2 b4 18. axb4 Bxb4 19. f5 Nxe5 20. fxe6 O-O 21. Qg1 Rae8 22. g5 h5 23. Be2 g6 24. exf7+ Qxf7 25. Nb3 Nc4 26. Rf3 Qg7 27. Rxf8+ Rxf8 28. Qd4 Qxd4 29. Rxd4 Rc8 30. Bd3 Nxb2 31. Rxb4 Nxd3+ 32. cxd3 Rxc3+ 33. Kd2 Rc7 34. Ke3 Bc8 35. Kd4 Kf7 36. Nc5 Ra7 37. Kxd5 a5 38. Rf4+ Bf5 39. Kc6 Ke7 40. Rd4 a4 41. Kb6 Ra8 42. Nxa4 Bxd3 43. Nc5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Meier, Georg (2621) – Carlsen, Magnus (2838) [D90]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (5.4), 2017-04-20
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. g3 dxc4 6. Qa4+ Nfd7 7. Qxc4 Nb6 8. Qd3 O-O 9. Bf4 Nc6 10. Rd1 Bf5 11. Qd2 Bg4 12. Bg2 Bxf3 13. Bxf3 Nxd4 14. Bxb7 Nc4 15. Qc1 Rb8 16. b3 Rxb7 17. bxc4 c5 18. O-O Rb4 19. Bh6 Bxh6 20. Qxh6 Rxc4 21. Ne4 Nxe2+ 22. Kg2 Qa8 23. f3 Rxe4 24. fxe4 Qxe4+ 25. Kf2 Nd4 26. Qe3 Qd5 27. Rd2 e5 28. Re1 Re8 29. Qe4 Qe6 30. Re3 Kg7 31. Rb2 c4 32. g4 Qf6+ 33. Ke1 Qg5 34. Kf2 Re6 35. Ke1 h5 36. h3 Rf6 37. Kd2 Rf4 38. Qxe5+ Qxe5 39. Rxe5 Nf3+ 40. Ke3 Nxe5 41. Kxf4 Nd3+  0 – 1 (view game)

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GRENKE Chess Classic 2017 Round 4

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 20, 2017 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Aronian, Levon ARM 2774 3
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2817 2.5
3 Hou, Yifan CHN 2649 2.5
4 Naiditsch, Arkadij AZE 2702 2.5
5 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2838 2
6 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2803 2
7 Meier, Georg GER 2621 1
8 Bluebaum, Matthias GER 2634 0.5

Naiditsch, Arkadij (2702) – Meier, Georg (2621) [D02]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (4.1), 2017-04-19
1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bf4 c5 4. e3 Nc6 5. Nbd2 Bg4 6. c3 e6 7. Qb3 Qc8 8. h3 Bh5 9. g4 Bg6 10. Nh4 Be4 11. f3 Bg6 12. Be2 Be7 13. Bg3 a6 14. Kf2 b5 15. Qd1 Qd8 16. a4 b4 17. a5 c4 18. Nxg6 hxg6 19. h4 Bd6 20. f4 Rb8 21. Qc2 Rb5 22. h5 bxc3 23. bxc3 Qb8 24. hxg6 Rxh1 25. Rxh1 Rb2 26. Rh8+ Ke7 27. Rxb8 Rxc2 28. Rb7+ Nd7 29. gxf7 Rxd2 30. Bh4+ Kf8 31. Rxd7 Be7 32. Bxe7+ Nxe7 33. g5 Kxf7 34. Ra7 Rc2 35. Ke1 Rxc3 36. Kd2 Ra3 37. Bh5+ g6 38. Bxg6+ Kxg6 39. Rxe7 Ra2+ 40. Kc3 Ra3+ 41. Kd2 Ra2+ 42. Ke1 Kf5 43. Kf1 c3 44. Rc7 Rc2 45. g6 Kxg6 46. Ke1 Kf5 47. Kd1 Rd2+ 48. Kc1 Rd3 49. Kc2 Rxe3 50. Rc6 Rf3 51. Rxa6 Ke4 52. Rxe6+ Kxd4 53. a6 Rf2+ 54. Kb3 Rb2+ 55. Ka3 Rb1 56. Rc6 Kd3 57. a7 Ra1+ 58. Kb3 d4 59. Rc7 c2 60. Kb2 c1=Q+ 61. Rxc1 Rxa7 62. Rh1 Rc7 63. f5 Rc2+ 64. Kb3 Rf2 65. Rh3+ Ke4 66. Rh4+ Kd5 67. Rh8 Rxf5 68. Kc2 Ke4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2838) – Caruana, Fabiano (2817) [C42]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (4.2), 2017-04-19
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d3 Nf6 6. d4 d5 7. Bd3 Bd6 8. Qe2+ Be6 9. c4 dxc4 10. Bxc4 Qe7 11. O-O O-O 12. Nc3 h6 13. d5 Bg4 14. Qxe7 Bxe7 15. Nb5 Nbd7 16. Re1 Bc5 17. Bb3 Rac8 18. Bf4 Bxf3 19. gxf3 a6 20. Nxc7 Nh5 21. Ne6 Nxf4 22. Nxf4 Bd6 23. Nd3 Nc5 24. Nxc5 Rxc5 25. Rac1 Rxc1 26. Rxc1 Re8 27. Ba4 Rd8 28. Kg2 Kf8 29. Re1 g6 30. h3 Kg7 31. Re8 Rxe8 32. Bxe8 Kf6 33. Bd7 a5 34. a4 b6 35. b3 Ke7 36. Bc6 Kf6 37. Be8 Ke7 38. Bc6 Kf6 39. Be8 Ke7 40. Bc6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2803) – Hou, Yifan (2649) [C65]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (4.3), 2017-04-19
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 d5 6. Nbd2 dxe4 7. dxe4 O-O 8. O-O a5 9. Bxc6 bxc6 10. Nxe5 Ba6 11. Re1 Re8 12. Nxc6 Qd6 13. Nd4 Bxd4 14. cxd4 Qxd4 15. Nb3 Qxd1 16. Rxd1 a4 17. Nc5 Nxe4 18. Nxa6 Rxa6 19. Be3 h5 20. Rac1 c6 21. Kf1 Nf6 22. Bc5 Nd5 23. Rc4 Nc7 24. a3 Rb8 25. Rd2 Nd5 26. Ke1 f6 27. Kd1 Kf7 28. Kc2 Rb5 29. Kb1 g6 30. Ka2 Ke6 31. f3 Rb8 32. Re4+ Kf7 33. Rdd4 Rba8 34. Rc4 Ra5 35. Bf2 R5a6 36. Bc5 Ra5 37. g3 R5a6 38. h4 Ra5 39. Bf2 R5a6 40. Kb1 Rb8 41. Ka2 Rba8 42. g4 hxg4 43. fxg4 Re8 44. Rxe8 Kxe8 45. h5 Kf7 46. Be1 gxh5 47. gxh5 f5 48. Bd2 Nf6 49. Rc5 Ne4 50. Rxf5+ Ke6 51. Ra5 Rxa5 52. Bxa5 Kf6 53. b3 Kg5 54. Bb4 Kxh5 55. bxa4 Nf6 56. a5 Nd5 57. a6 Nc7 58. a7 Kg6 59. Ba5 Na8 60. Kb3 Kf7 61. Kc4 Ke7 62. Kc5 Kd7 63. Bb6 Kc8 64. Kxc6 Nc7 65. Bg1 Na8 66. Bh2 Nc7 67. Kb6 Na8+ 68. Ka6  1 – 0 (view game)

Bluebaum, Matthias (2634) – Aronian, Levon (2774) [D10]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (4.4), 2017-04-19
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 a6 5. Qc2 b5 6. b3 g6 7. Bd3 Bg7 8. Nf3 O-O 9. O-O Nbd7 10. Bb2 Bb7 11. h3 dxc4 12. bxc4 c5 13. Qe2 cxd4 14. exd4 bxc4 15. Bxc4 Nb6 16. Bb3 a5 17. a4 Nbd5 18. Nxd5 Nxd5 19. Bxd5 Bxd5 20. Ba3 Re8 21. Bc5 Bb7 22. Rfb1 Bxf3 23. Qxf3 Bxd4 24. Bxd4 Qxd4 25. Rd1 Qe5 26. Qd5 Qf6 27. Rac1 e6 28. Qc5 Red8 29. Qc7 h5 30. Rxd8+ Qxd8 31. Qe5 Qd7 32. Rc4 Qd3 33. Rd4 Qb1+ 34. Kh2 Qb8 35. Rd6 Qe8 36. Qb5 Qe7 37. Rd7 Qf6 38. Qb6 Rc8 39. Qd4 Qxd4 40. Rxd4 Rc2 41. Kg3 Kg7 42. h4 Kf6 43. Rf4+ Ke7 44. Rd4 Rc3+ 45. f3 Rc2 46. Kh3 Rb2  0 – 1 (view game)

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GRENKE Chess Classic 2017 Round 3

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 17, 2017 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Hou, Yifan CHN 2649 2.5
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2817 2
3 Aronian, Levon ARM 2774 2
4 Naiditsch, Arkadij AZE 2702 2
5 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2838 1.5
6 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2803 1
7 Meier, Georg GER 2621 0.5
8 Bluebaum, Matthias GER 2634 0.5

Hou, Yifan (2649) – Carlsen, Magnus (2838) [B90]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (3.1), 2017-04-17
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. a4 e5 7. Nf3 Be7 8. Bg5 Be6 9. Bxf6 Bxf6 10. Nd5 Nd7 11. Bc4 Rc8 12. Qe2 Nb6 13. Nxf6+ Qxf6 14. Bxe6 Qxe6 15. O-O O-O 16. Rfd1 Rc6 17. a5 Nd7 18. b3 Rfc8 19. Rd2 Nc5 20. Rad1 Qe7 21. Qe3 g6 22. g3 b5 23. axb6 Rxb6 24. Rd5 Rcc6 25. Nd2 Nb7 26. Nc4 Rb5 27. Qa7 Qc7 28. Rxb5 axb5 29. Nxd6 Nxd6 30. Qxc7 Rxc7 31. Rxd6 Rxc2 32. Rd5 Re2 33. Rxe5 b4 34. Rb5 Rxe4 35. Kg2 Rd4 36. Kf1 Re4 37. Kg2 Rd4 38. Kf1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2774) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2803) [A04]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (3.2), 2017-04-17
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. e3 Nf6 5. d4 e4 6. d5 exf3 7. dxc6 dxc6 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. gxf3 Kc7 10. b3 Be7 11. Bb2 Rd8 12. h4 g6 13. Ne4 Nxe4 14. fxe4 h5 15. Be5+ Bd6 16. Bf6 Re8 17. f3 a5 18. a4 Be7 19. Bc3 Be6 20. O-O-O b6 21. Be2 Red8 22. Rdg1 b5 23. Kc2 b4 24. Be5+ Kb7 25. Bf4 Rd7 26. e5 Bf8 27. Rd1 Rxd1 28. Rxd1 Bg7 29. Bd3 Rd8 30. Bg5 Rd7 31. f4 Bg4 32. Be2 Bf5+ 33. Kc1 Kc7 34. Bf3 Bf8 35. e4 Bh3 36. f5 gxf5 37. Bxh5 fxe4 38. Rxd7+ Kxd7 39. Bxf7 Bg7 40. e6+ Bxe6 41. Bxe6+ Kxe6 42. Kd2  1 – 0 (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2817) – Meier, Georg (2621) [C10]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (3.3), 2017-04-17
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Nf3 Ngf6 6. Nxf6+ Nxf6 7. Be3 Bd6 8. Bd3 O-O 9. Qe2 b6 10. O-O-O Bb7 11. Kb1 c5 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bh4 Rc8 14. c3 Be7 15. Bg3 cxd4 16. Nxd4 Rc5 17. Rhe1 Qc8 18. Be5 Nd7 19. Bf4 Nf6 20. h4 Rd8 21. Be5 h5 22. f3 Bd6 23. Bxf6 gxf6 24. Qe3 Kg7 25. f4 Rg8 26. Bc2 Bb8 27. Bb3 f5 28. Nxe6+ fxe6 29. Qd4+ Kh7 30. Rxe6 Be4+ 31. Ka1 Rg7 32. Qf6 Bxf4 33. Rd8 Qa6 34. Ree8 Qf1+ 35. Bd1  1 – 0 (view game)

Bluebaum, Matthias (2634) – Naiditsch, Arkadij (2702) [E04]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (3.4), 2017-04-17
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 dxc4 5. Nf3 a6 6. O-O Nc6 7. Be3 Bd7 8. Qc1 b5 9. b3 cxb3 10. axb3 Bd6 11. Ne1 Nd5 12. Nc3 Ncb4 13. Nxd5 exd5 14. Bd2 c6 15. Bxb4 Bxb4 16. Nd3 Bd6 17. Nc5 O-O 18. Nb7 Qc7 19. Nxd6 Qxd6 20. Qd2 Ra7 21. Rfc1 h6 22. Rc5 Rfa8 23. Qa5 Be8 24. e3 g5 25. Rc2 Qg6 26. Rca2 Bd7 27. Bf1 Kg7 28. b4 h5 29. Qb6 h4 30. Qc5 Bf5 31. Rc1 a5 32. Qb6 Ra6 33. Qc7 axb4 34. Rxa6 Rxa6 35. Qb7 Ra2 36. Rxc6 Be6 37. Qe7 Qf6 38. Qxf6+ Kxf6 39. gxh4 b3 40. hxg5+ Kxg5 41. f4+ Kh4 42. Bd3 Rd2 43. f5 Rxd3 44. fxe6 b2  0 – 1 (view game)

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GRENKE Chess Classic 2017 Round 2

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 16, 2017 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Hou, Yifan CHN 2649 2
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2817 1
3 Naiditsch, Arkadij AZE 2702 1
4 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2838 1
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2774 1
6 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2803 1
7 Bluebaum, Matthias GER 2634 0.5
8 Meier, Georg GER 2621 0.5

Meier, Georg (2621) – Hou, Yifan (2649) [E01]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (2.1), 2017-04-16
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Bb4+ 5. Nd2 O-O 6. Nf3 b6 7. O-O Bb7 8. b3 Nbd7 9. Bb2 Qe7 10. Ne5 Rfd8 11. Nd3 Bd6 12. e3 Rab8 13. Rc1 Ne4 14. cxd5 exd5 15. Re1 c5 16. dxc5 bxc5 17. Qc2 Rbc8 18. Nf4 Nef6 19. Nc4 Bc7 20. Red1 Bxf4 21. exf4 Ba8 22. Ne3 Qe6 23. Nf5 Re8 24. h3 d4 25. Bxa8 Rxa8 26. b4 Rac8 27. Qb1 Ne4 28. g4 g6 29. Nh4 Nxf2 30. Kxf2 Qe2+ 31. Kg1 Re3 32. Qc2 Rg3+ 33. Kh1 Rxh3+ 34. Kg1 Qe3+  0 – 1 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2838) – Aronian, Levon (2774) [C88]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (2.2), 2017-04-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. a4 b4 9. d3 Bc5 10. c3 bxc3 11. bxc3 Rb8 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bh4 g5 14. Bg3 Nh5 15. Nbd2 Nxg3 16. hxg3 Qf6 17. Nc4 d6 18. Ne3 Be6 19. Bxe6 fxe6 20. Qc2 h5 21. Rab1 Rxb1 22. Rxb1 h4 23. gxh4 gxh4 24. Rb7 h3 25. Rxc7 hxg2 26. Qe2 Ne7 27. Ne1 Rb8 28. Qg4+ Ng6 29. Nf3 Rb2 30. d4 exd4 31. e5 dxe5 32. Nc4 Rb1+ 33. Kxg2 e4 34. Qxe4 Nf4+ 35. Kg3 Ne2+ 36. Kg4 Qf5+ 37. Qxf5 exf5+ 38. Kxf5 dxc3 39. Rxc5 c2 40. Rc8+ Kg7 41. Rc7+ Kg8 42. Kf6 Rg1 43. Nxg1 c1=Q 44. Nxe2 Qh6+ 45. Ke7 Qh7+ 46. Kd6 Qd3+ 47. Kc5 Qxe2 48. Kb6 Qxf2+ 49. Kxa6 Kf8 50. a5 Ke8 51. Nb6 Qf5 52. Rd7 Qc5 53. Rh7 Qe5 54. Rd7 Qc5 55. Rd5 Qc6 56. Rh5 Qc3 57. Kb7 Qg7+ 58. Ka6 Kd8 59. Rd5+ Kc7 60. Rd7+ Kb8 61. Rd8+ Kc7 62. Rc8+ Kd6 63. Nc4+ Kd7 64. Rc5 Qg1 65. Kb6 Qb1+ 66. Ka7 Qb4 67. Nb6+ Kd6 68. Rh5 Kc6 69. Rh6+ Kb5 70. Rh5+ Kc6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Naiditsch, Arkadij (2702) – Caruana, Fabiano (2817) [C24]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (2.3), 2017-04-16
1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 Nc6 4. Nc3 Na5 5. Nge2 Bc5 6. O-O O-O 7. Ng3 h6 8. h3 d6 9. Bb3 c6 10. Na4 Nxb3 11. axb3 Bb4 12. Bd2 Bxd2 13. Qxd2 d5 14. Qb4 b6 15. Nc3 c5 16. Qa3 d4 17. Nce2 a5 18. f4 Be6 19. Rae1 exf4 20. Nxf4 Nd7 21. Qa1 Qg5 22. Kh2 Ne5 23. Qd1 Rae8 24. Nge2 Ng6 25. Qc1 Qe5 26. Kg1 Nh4 27. g3 Ng6 28. Kg2 Qd6 29. Kh2 Ne5 30. Kg2 f5 31. Nxe6 Rxe6 32. exf5 Qd5+ 33. Kg1 Ref6 34. Nf4 Nf3+ 35. Kf2 Qxf5 36. Kxf3 Qxh3 37. Re4 g5 38. Ke2 Qxg3 39. Rf3 Qg4 40. Qh1 Rxf4  0 – 1 (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2803) – Bluebaum, Matthias (2634) [A07]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (2.4), 2017-04-16
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Bg4 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Nf6 5. h3 Bh5 6. d4 Nbd7 7. c4 c6 8. cxd5 exd5 9. Qb3 Qb6 10. Qe3+ Be7 11. Nh4 Bg6 12. Nc3 Qd8 13. b4 b5 14. a4 a5 15. Nxg6 hxg6 16. bxa5 b4 17. Na2 O-O 18. Bd2 Re8 19. Qb3 c5 20. dxc5 Nxc5 21. Qxb4 Nce4 22. Qd4 Nxd2 23. Qxd2 Qxa5 24. Qxa5 Rxa5 25. e3 Ne4 26. Nc1 Rea8 27. Ne2 Rxa4 28. Rxa4 Rxa4 29. Rd1 Bf6 30. Rxd5 Ra1+ 31. Bf1 Kf8 32. Kg2 Ra2 33. Rb5 Rb2 34. Ra5 g5 35. Ra4 Nc5 36. Ra8+ Ke7 37. Ra7+ Kf8 38. Nc1 Ne4 39. Nd3 Rd2 40. Kf3 Nd6 41. Ra8+ Ke7 42. e4 Bd4 43. Ra4 Bb6 44. e5 Nc8 45. Rg4 f6 46. h4 fxe5 47. Rxg5 Kf6 48. Kg4 Ne7 49. Nxe5 Bxf2 50. Kh3 Bd4 51. Nf3 Rf2 52. Bg2 Be3 53. Ra5 Rb2 54. g4 Ng6 55. Ra6+ Kf7 56. Bf1 Rb4 57. h5 Nf4+ 58. Kg3 Ne6 59. Bd3 Bf4+ 60. Kh4 Nc7 61. Rc6 Ke7 62. Bf5 Bd6 63. Kg5 Nd5 64. Ra6 Nc7 65. Rc6 Nd5 66. Nh4 Rb6 67. Ng6+ Kf7 68. Be4 Rb5 69. Rxd6 Nf6+ 70. Kf4 Rb4 71. Kf5 Nxe4 72. Rd7+ Ke8 73. Re7+ Kd8 74. Rxe4  1 – 0 (view game)

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GRENKE Chess Classic 2017 Round 1

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 15, 2017 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Naiditsch, Arkadij AZE 2702 1
2 Hou, Yifan CHN 2649 1
3 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2838 0.5
4 Aronian, Levon ARM 2774 0.5
5 Bluebaum, Matthias GER 2634 0.5
6 Meier, Georg GER 2621 0.5
7 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2817 0
8 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2803 0

Hou, Yifan (2649) – Caruana, Fabiano (2817) [C67]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (1.2), 2017-04-15
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. c3 Bd6 11. Nbd2 Nce7 12. Qc2 c6 13. Bd3 g6 14. Nf1 f6 15. h3 Rf7 16. Bd2 Bd7 17. Re2 c5 18. dxc5 Bxc5 19. Bf4 Rc8 20. Rae1 g5 21. Ng3 Nxg3 22. Bxg3 a5 23. Qd2 a4 24. b4 axb3 25. axb3 Ng6 26. h4 gxh4 27. Nxh4 Nxh4 28. Bxh4 Qf8 29. Qf4 Bd6 30. Qd4 Rd8 31. Re3 Bc8 32. b4 Kg7 33. Bb5 Bc7 34. Re8 Qd6 35. Bg3 Qb6 36. Qd3 Bd7 37. Bxd7 Rdxd7 38. Qf5 Bxg3 39. Qg4+ Kh6 40. Qh3+  1 – 0 (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2803) – Naiditsch, Arkadij (2702) [C11]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (1.3), 2017-04-15
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 a6 7. Ne2 Nc6 8. c3 b5 9. a3 c4 10. g4 h5 11. gxh5 Rxh5 12. f5 exf5 13. Nf4 Rh8 14. Qe2 Nb6 15. Rg1 Ra7 16. h4 Na8 17. e6 Bxe6 18. Nxe6 fxe6 19. Rg6 Nc7 20. Bf4 Bd6 21. Qh2 Bxf4 22. Qxf4 Kd7 23. Rxg7+ Kc8 24. O-O-O Qf6 25. Qg5 Qxg5+ 26. hxg5 Ne8 27. Rg6 Re7 28. Re1 Kd7 29. Rh6 Rg8 30. Bh3 Nd6 31. Rg1 Ne4 32. Kd1 Reg7 33. Rh5 Nd8 34. Ke2 Nf7 35. g6 Rxg6 36. Rxf5 Rxg1 37. Rxf7+ Ke8 38. Ra7 Rb1 39. Bxe6 Rxb2+ 40. Ke3 Rg3 41. Bxd5 Nxc3 42. Bc6+ Kf8 43. d5 Rg4  0 – 1 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2774) – Meier, Georg (2621) [A07]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (1.4), 2017-04-15
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Bg4 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Nf6 5. h3 Bh5 6. c4 c6 7. d3 Be7 8. cxd5 cxd5 9. Qb3 Bxf3 10. Bxf3 Qd7 11. Be3 O-O 12. Rc1 Nc6 13. Nd2 a5 14. a4 Ne8 15. Bc5 Bxc5 16. Rxc5 Nd6 17. e3 h6 18. d4 Nb4 19. Rac1 Rac8 20. R5c3 Rfd8 21. Be2 Rb8 22. h4 Rdc8 23. Kg2 Qd8 24. Qa3 Rc6 25. Nf3 Ne4 26. Rxc6 Nxc6 27. Qb3 Nb4 28. Ne5 Rc8 29. Qd1 Rc7 30. Bh5 Nd6 31. Rc3 Rxc3 32. bxc3 Nc6 33. Nd3 Qc7 34. Bf3 Nb8 35. Qc2 Nd7 36. Nb2 Nb6 37. Qb3 g6 38. Be2 Qc6 39. f3 h5 40. Kf2 Kg7 41. Qa3  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Liren Ding wins the Shenzhen Masters 2017

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 2, 2017 in Chess news

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Ding, Liren CHN 2759 6.5
2 Giri, Anish NED 2769 5.5
3 Svidler, Peter RUS 2741 5.5
4 Yu, Yangyi CHN 2750 4.5
5 Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2758 4.5
6 Adams, Michael ENG 2761 3.5

Harikrishna,P (2758) – Ding Liren (2759) [C88]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (10), 2017-04-02
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. a4 b4 9. d4 d6 10. dxe5 Nxe5 11. Nxe5 dxe5 12. Qe2 a5 13. Bg5 Bc5 14. Nd2 Bg4 15. Nf3 Qe7 16. h3 Bh5 17. Rad1 Rad8 18. g4 Bg6 19. h4 h6 20. h5 Bh7 21. Bh4 Rd6 22. Rxd6 cxd6 23. Nd2 Kh8 24. Qf3 g5 25. Bg3 Kg7 26. Nc4 Qb7 27. Qd3 Nxe4 28. Nxa5 Qc7 29. Rxe4 Qxa5 30. Qd5 Bxe4 31. Qxe4 Bd4 32. Qf5 Qc5 33. a5 Qxa5 34. c3 bxc3 35. Bc2 Rh8 36. Bb3 Qc7 37. bxc3 Bxc3 38. Bd5 Bd4 39. Kg2 Qe7 40. Qe4 Qf6 41. f3 Rb8 42. Kh3 Rb2 43. Bc4 Bf2 44. Bh2 Rb4 45. Kg2 Be3 46. Bg3 Bc5 47. Bh2 Rb2+ 48. Kh3 Rf2 49. Be2 d5 50. Qd3 e4 51. Qxd5 Rxf3+ 52. Kg2 Rf2+ 53. Kh3 Rxh2+  0 – 1 (view game)

Giri,A (2769) – Yu Yangyi (2750) [C42]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (10), 2017-04-02
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. O-O Be7 8. Nbd2 Nd6 9. c3 Bf5 10. Nb3 O-O 11. Re1 Bxd3 12. Qxd3 a5 13. a4 Ne4 14. Be3 Qc8 15. Ne5 Bd6 16. f3 Nf6 17. Nxc6 bxc6 18. Re2 Re8 19. Rae1 Nd7 20. Bf2 Rxe2 21. Qxe2 Qb7 22. Nc1 Rb8 23. Nd3 Qb3 24. Bg3 h6 25. Bxd6 cxd6 26. Qe7 Qc2 27. Qxd7 Qxd3 28. h3 Qd2 29. Re8+ Rxe8 30. Qxe8+ Kh7 31. Qxf7 Qxb2 32. Qf5+ Kh8 33. Qf8+ Kh7 34. Qf5+ Kh8 35. Qc8+ Kh7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Adams,Mi (2761) – Svidler,P (2741) [B12]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (10), 2017-04-02
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. h4 h5 5. Bd3 Bxd3 6. Qxd3 e6 7. Bg5 Be7 8. Nf3 Nh6 9. Nc3 Nf5 10. Ne2 c5 11. dxc5 Qa5+ 12. c3 Qxc5 13. Bxe7 Kxe7 14. Ned4 Nxd4 15. Nxd4 Nc6 16. O-O Nxe5 17. Qe3 Nd7 18. Rfe1 Kf8 19. Rad1 Rh6 20. Rd3 Kg8 21. Qd2 Rg6 22. Nf3 Rg4 23. Nh2 Rxh4 24. Qg5 Re4 25. Ree3 Nf6 26. b4 Qb6 27. Rg3 Re1+ 28. Nf1 Ng4 29. Rde3 Ra1 30. Re2 Qa6 31. Qd2 Rc8 32. Qb2 Rb1  0 – 1 (view game)

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Shenzhen Masters 2017 Round 9

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Ding, Liren CHN 2759 5.5
2 Giri, Anish NED 2769 5
3 Svidler, Peter RUS 2741 4.5
4 Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2758 4.5
5 Yu, Yangyi CHN 2750 4
6 Adams, Michael ENG 2761 3.5

Svidler, Peter (2741) – Giri, Anish (2769) [D45]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (9.1), 2017-04-01
1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 c6 4. e3 Nf6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. Be2 O-O 8. O-O dxc4 9. a4 e5 10. Bxc4 exd4 11. exd4 Nb6 12. Bb3 Nbd5 13. Bg5 Be6 14. Nxd5 cxd5 15. a5 Qc8 16. Bxf6 Qxc2 17. Bxc2 gxf6 18. a6 Rab8 19. Bd3 Rfd8 20. Rfc1 bxa6 21. Rxa6 Rxb2 22. Rxa7 Bg4 23. Ne1 Re8 24. h3 Be6 25. Raa1 Rb3 26. Rab1 Ra3 27. Ra1 Rb3 28. Rab1 Ra3 29. Ra1 Rb3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ding, Liren (2759) – Adams, Michael (2761) [D37]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (9.2), 2017-04-01
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. c5 c6 8. h3 b6 9. b4 a5 10. a3 h6 11. Be2 Ba6 12. O-O Qc8 13. Qc2 Qb7 14. Rfc1 Rfc8 15. Rab1 Bxe2 16. Qxe2 Bd8 17. Ne1 axb4 18. axb4 Bc7 19. Nd3 Ne4 20. Nxe4 dxe4 21. Ne5 Bxe5 22. dxe5 Rcb8 23. Qc2 bxc5 24. bxc5 Qa7 25. Qxe4 Rxb1 26. Qxb1 Qa3 27. Qc2 Ra5 28. Qd2 Ra8 29. Rc3 Qb4 30. Qd4 Ra4 31. Qxb4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Yu, Yangyi (2750) – Harikrishna, Pentala (2758) [C84]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (9.3), 2017-04-01
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 d6 7. c3 O-O 8. Nbd2 Re8 9. Re1 Bf8 10. h3 h6 11. d4 b5 12. Bc2 Bb7 13. a4 exd4 14. cxd4 Nb4 15. Bb1 c5 16. d5 Nd7 17. Ra3 c4 18. axb5 axb5 19. Nd4 Rxa3 20. bxa3 Nd3 21. Bxd3 cxd3 22. Bb2 Nc5 23. Bc3 Qb6 24. Re3 Bc8 25. N4b3 Qa6 26. Bb4 Qa4 27. Qb1 f5 28. exf5 Rxe3 29. fxe3 Bxf5 30. Nd4 Bd7 31. N4f3 Bf5  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Shenzhen Masters 2017 Round 8

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Ding, Liren CHN 2759 5
2 Giri, Anish NED 2769 4.5
3 Svidler, Peter RUS 2741 4
4 Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2758 4
5 Yu, Yangyi CHN 2750 3.5
6 Adams, Michael ENG 2761 3

Adams,Mi (2761) – Yu Yangyi (2750) [C43]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (8), 2017-03-31
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 Nxe4 4. Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5 Nd7 6. O-O Nxe5 7. dxe5 Nc5 8. Be3 c6 9. Be2 Be7 10. c4 dxc4 11. Qxd8+ Kxd8 12. Bxc4 Be6 13. Bxe6 Nxe6 14. Nc3 Kc7 15. Rac1 Rhd8 16. f4 Rd3 17. Rfd1 Rad8 18. Rxd3 Rxd3 19. Kf2 Bc5 20. Bxc5 Nxc5 21. Ke2 Rd4 22. Ke3 Rd3+ 23. Ke2 Rd4 24. Ke3 Rd3+ 25. Ke2 Rd4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri,A (2769) – Harikrishna,P (2758) [D39]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (8), 2017-03-31
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 dxc4 6. e4 c5 7. Bxc4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bxc3+ 9. bxc3 Qa5 10. Bb5+ Nbd7 11. Bxf6 Qxc3+ 12. Kf1 gxf6 13. h4 Qb4 14. Rh3 a6 15. Be2 Ne5 16. Rb1 Qd6 17. Rc3 O-O 18. h5 Rd8 19. Qb3 Bd7 20. Rd1 Qf8 21. Rc7 Qh6 22. Rxb7 Qf4 23. g3 Qxe4 24. f3 Qd5 25. Qxd5 exd5 26. h6 Kf8 27. Rc1 Nc4 28. Kf2 Nd6 29. Rb6 Bb5 30. Rc5 Rab8 31. Rxb8 Rxb8 32. Rxd5 Rb6 33. g4 Bxe2 34. Nxe2 f5 35. g5 f6 36. gxf6 Nf7 37. Ng3 Rxf6 38. Nxf5 Nxh6 39. Rd8+ Kf7 40. Ne3 Nf5 41. Rd7+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Svidler,P (2741) – Ding Liren (2759) [C77]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (8), 2017-03-31
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 b5 6. Bb3 Bc5 7. c3 O-O 8. O-O d6 9. Bg5 h6 10. Bh4 g5 11. Bg3 Ba7 12. Nbd2 Na5 13. Bc2 Nh5 14. Kh1 Nc6 15. Bb3 Na5 16. Bc2 Nc6 17. Bb3 Na5 18. Bc2 Nc6  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Shenzhen Masters 2017 Round 6 – 7

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Ding, Liren CHN 2759 3
2 Giri, Anish NED 2769 3
3 Svidler, Peter RUS 2741 2
4 Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2758 2.5
5 Yu, Yangyi CHN 2750 2.5
6 Adams, Michael ENG 2761 2

Svidler, Peter (2741) – Harikrishna, Pentala (2758) [D37]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (6.1), 2017-03-29
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. d4 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. a3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. e3 Nc6 11. Bd3 Bb6 12. O-O Bg4 13. h3 Bh5 14. b4 a6 15. Rc1 d4 16. g4 Bg6 17. e4 Re8 18. Re1 Rc8 19. Bc4 Qf6 20. Bg5 Qd6 21. e5 Qd7 22. Qb3 h6 23. Bh4 Re6 24. Rcd1 Bh7 25. Rd2 g5 26. Bg3 Nd8 27. Red1 Qc7 28. Bd3 Bxd3 29. Rxd3 Nc6 30. a4 Qe7 31. b5 axb5 32. axb5 Nxe5 33. Nxe5 Rxe5 34. Bxe5 Qxe5 35. Rf3 Qe7 36. Kg2 Rc7 37. Qd5 Kg7 38. Rh1 Rd7 39. Re1 Qd8 40. Qe5+ f6 41. Qf5 Bc7 42. Re6 Rf7 43. h4 gxh4 44. Kh3 Be5  1 – 0 (view game)

Giri, Anish (2769) – Adams, Michael (2761) [E15]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (6.2), 2017-03-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Nc3 Bb7 7. Qb1 d5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Bg2 Nd7 10. O-O O-O 11. Nxd5 Bxd5 12. e4 Bb7 13. b4 h6 14. Re1 Qc8 15. b5 a6 16. a4 Rd8 17. Bc3 axb5 18. axb5 c5 19. bxc6 Qxc6 20. Rxa8 Rxa8 21. Bd2 Qa4 22. d5 exd5 23. exd5 Bf8 24. Be3 Ra5 25. d6 Be4 26. Qc1 Bxd6 27. Qc8+ Bf8 28. Bh3 Bxf3 29. Bxd7 b5 30. Qb8 Ra8 31. Qxb5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ding, Liren (2759) – Yu, Yangyi (2750) [A07]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (6.3), 2017-03-29
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Bg4 3. Bg2 c6 4. O-O Nd7 5. h3 Bxf3 6. Bxf3 Ngf6 7. d3 e5 8. e4 dxe4 9. dxe4 Bc5 10. Nd2 O-O 11. a4 a5 12. Qe2 Qe7 13. Rd1 Rfd8 14. Nc4 b6 15. Kg2 h6 16. Rd3 Qe6 17. b3 Bd4 18. c3 Bc5 19. Qd1 Be7 20. Be3 Nc5 21. Rxd8+ Rxd8 22. Qc2 Bf8 23. Rb1 Rb8 24. Rd1 Ncd7 25. Be2 Nc5 26. f3 Ncd7 27. Bf2 g6 28. Be1 h5 29. h4 Ra8 30. b4 axb4 31. cxb4 b5 32. Na5 bxa4 33. Bc4 Qe8 34. Nxc6 a3 35. b5 Nb6 36. Ba2 Nfd7 37. Ba5 Bc5 38. Rd3 Kg7 39. Bc3 Kh7 40. Qd2 Bf8 41. Ba5 Kg7 42. g4 Be7 43. gxh5 Bxh4 44. hxg6 fxg6 45. Rd6 Bf6 46. Re6 Qf8 47. Bb4 Qh8 48. Nxe5 Nxe5 49. Rxf6 Qh5 50. Bc3 Ra7 51. Qf4  1 – 0 (view game)

Ding, Liren (2759) – Giri, Anish (2769) [A07]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (7.1), 2017-03-30
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 Nd7 5. O-O Ngf6 6. c4 dxc4 7. a4 a5 8. Qc2 Nb6 9. e4 O-O 10. Rd1 c6 11. Na3 Be6 12. h3 Ne8 13. Ng5 Bc8 14. Nxc4 Nxc4 15. Qxc4 e5 16. Nf3 exd4 17. Nxd4 Nc7 18. Be3 Qe7 19. Qc1 Qb4 20. Ra3 Re8 21. Rc3 Be6 22. b3 Na6 23. Rdd3 Qe7 24. Bg5 Qf8 25. Be3 Rad8 26. Nxe6 Rxe6 27. Qd1 Red6 28. Bf4 Rxd3 29. Rxd3 Rxd3 30. Qxd3 Nc5 31. Qd1 Ne6 32. Be3 Bd4 33. Bd2 Qc5 34. Qf3 Qc2 35. Bh6 Bg7 36. Bxg7 Kxg7 37. Bf1 Qc5 38. Bc4 Ng5 39. Qc3+ f6 40. Qd3 Qe7 41. h4 Nxe4 42. Qe3 Qe5 43. Qb6 Kh6 44. Qe3+ g5 45. Bd3 Nc5 46. hxg5+ Qxg5 47. f4 Qg4 48. Be2 Qf5 49. Qe7 Qe6 50. Qf8+ Kg6 51. Bc4 Qe3+ 52. Kg2 Qe4+ 53. Kh2 Qd4 54. Qg8+ Kh6 55. Qf8+ Kg6 56. Qg8+ Kh6 57. Qf8+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Yu, Yangyi (2750) – Svidler, Peter (2741) [A48]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (7.2), 2017-03-30
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Nbd2 d5 4. e3 a5 5. c4 Bg7 6. b3 O-O 7. Bb2 a4 8. Be2 Bf5 9. O-O Nbd7 10. b4 a3 11. Bc3 dxc4 12. Nxc4 Ne4 13. Rc1 Be6 14. Ba1 Nb6 15. Qc2 Nd6 16. Nxb6 cxb6 17. e4 Rc8 18. Qb1 Bc4 19. Bxc4 Nxc4 20. b5 Qd7 21. Rc3 Rc7 22. h3 Rfc8 23. Rb3 f5 24. Re1 fxe4 25. Qxe4 Qf5 26. Qxf5 gxf5 27. Bc3 Nd6 28. Bd2 Rc2 29. Rxa3 Nxb5 30. Rd3 Bf6 31. g4 Kf7 32. Ng5+ Kg6 33. Ne6 Nd6 34. Bb4 Ne4 35. Rf3 fxg4 36. hxg4 Rc1 37. Re3 Rxe1+ 38. Rxe1 Nxf2 39. Kxf2 Bh4+ 40. Kf3 Bxe1 41. Bxe1 Ra8 42. Ke4 Rxa2 43. Kd5 Ra1 44. Bb4 Kf6 45. Nf8 Kf7 46. Nd7 b5 47. Ne5+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Harikrishna, Pentala (2758) – Adams, Michael (2761) [A07]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (7.3), 2017-03-30
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Bg4 3. Bg2 c6 4. O-O e6 5. h3 Bh5 6. d4 Nf6 7. c4 Be7 8. Nc3 O-O 9. g4 Bg6 10. Ne5 Nbd7 11. Nxg6 hxg6 12. Qd3 dxc4 13. Qxc4 e5 14. dxe5 Nxe5 15. Qb3 Qc7 16. f4 Ned7 17. e4 Nc5 18. Qc2 Ne6 19. e5 Nd7 20. Ne2 g5 21. Bd2 gxf4 22. Nxf4 Qxe5 23. Kh1 Nxf4 24. Bxf4 Qc5 25. Qb3 Qb4 26. Qg3 Nf6 27. a3 Qxb2 28. Be5 Qc2 29. Rab1 b6 30. Rbc1 Qg6 31. Bxc6 Rac8 32. Bg2 Ne4 33. Qf3 Nd2 34. Qb7 Nxf1 35. Rxc8 Qb1 36. Qxe7 Rxc8 37. Qg5 Ne3+ 38. Kh2 Qg6 39. Qxe3 Rc2 40. Kh1 Ra2 41. Kg1 Qc2 42. Bf1 Qc5 43. Bd4 Qd6 44. Qe8+ Qf8 45. Qe4 Qxa3 46. Qe5 Qf8 47. Bd3 Ra5 48. Qe4 g6 49. Bc4 Kh7 50. Qf4 Qe7 51. Kh2 a6 52. g5 Kg8 53. Qb8+ Qf8 54. Qxb6 Rxg5 55. Bxf7+ Kh7 56. Qc7 Kh6 57. Be3 Qg7 58. Qf4 Qb2+ 59. Bd2 Kg7 60. Qxg5 Kxf7 61. Qd5+ Kg7 62. Kg3 Qa1 63. Qc5 Kf7 64. Qc4+ Ke7 65. Bb4+ Kd7 66. Qd3+ Kc6 67. Qc3+ Kd5  1 – 0 (view game)

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Shenzhen Masters 2017 Round 5

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 27, 2017 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Giri, Anish NED 2769 3
2 Ding, Liren CHN 2759 3
3 Yu, Yangyi CHN 2750 2.5
4 Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2758 2.5
5 Adams, Michael ENG 2761 2
6 Svidler, Peter RUS 2741 2

Giri, Anish (2769) – Svidler, Peter (2741) [A31]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (5.1), 2017-03-27
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e4 Nf6 7. Bb5+ Bd7 8. Qe2 e5 9. Nf3 Bb4+ 10. Bd2 Bxd2+ 11. Nbxd2 Qb6 12. a4 a6 13. Nc4 Qc5 14. Bxd7+ Nbxd7 15. O-O O-O 16. Rfd1 Rac8 17. Nd6 Rc6 18. Qd2 Qb6 19. b4 Qc7 20. Rac1 Nb6 21. Rxc6 Qxc6 22. Nxe5 Qxa4 23. Rc1 Qb3 24. Qd4 Qe6 25. Nxb7 Re8 26. f4 Nbd7 27. Nd6 Rf8 28. Nc6 Nb8 29. Na5 Nbd7 30. Nc6 Nb8 31. Na5 Nbd7 32. Rd1 Nh5 33. e5 Qg4 34. Rf1 g5 35. h3 Nxf4 36. hxg4 Ne2+ 37. Kf2 Nxd4 38. Rd1 f6 39. e6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Adams, Michael (2761) – Ding, Liren (2759) [C77]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (5.2), 2017-03-27
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 b5 6. Bb3 Bc5 7. Nc3 O-O 8. Nd5 h6 9. a4 b4 10. a5 Rb8 11. Be3 d6 12. Bxc5 dxc5 13. Ne3 Qe7 14. O-O Rd8 15. Re1 Be6 16. Ba4 Nxa5 17. Nf5 Bxf5 18. exf5 Rd5 19. Qe2 c6 20. Qe3 Qd6 21. Nd2 Re8 22. h3 Rd4 23. Bb3 Nxb3 24. Nxb3 Nd5 25. Qe2 Rf4 26. Nd2 Rxf5 27. Ne4 Qg6 28. Qg4 Re6 29. Rxa6 h5 30. Qxg6 Rxg6 31. Ng3 Rfg5 32. h4 Rg4 33. Rxe5 Rxh4 34. Ne4 Nc7 35. Ra7 Ne6 36. g3 c4 37. dxc4 Kh7 38. f3 Kg8 39. b3 Rh3 40. Rf5 f6 41. Ra8+ Kf7 42. Ra7+ Kg8 43. Ra8+ Kf7 44. Ra7+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Harikrishna, Pentala (2758) – Yu, Yangyi (2750) [D53]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (5.3), 2017-03-27
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 h6 6. Bh4 Nbd7 7. Rc1 O-O 8. Nf3 c5 9. dxc5 dxc4 10. Bxc4 Nxc5 11. O-O a6 12. Be2 b5 13. b4 Qxd1 14. Rfxd1 Ncd7 15. a3 g5 16. Bg3 Bb7 17. h4 g4 18. Nh2 h5 19. f3 gxf3 20. gxf3 Rfc8 21. Bd3 Nd5 22. Nxd5 Bxd5 23. Kf2 Nb6 24. Rg1 Rxc1 25. Rxc1 Bc4 26. Be4 Rd8 27. Nf1 Bxf1 28. Kxf1 Nc4 29. Bf2 Rd2 30. Bb7 Ra2 31. Bxa6 Rxa3 32. Bxb5 Nxe3+ 33. Bxe3 Rxe3 34. Be2 Bxb4 35. Kf2 Ra3 36. Rg1+ Kh7 37. Rg5 Kh6 38. f4 Be7 39. Rxh5+ Kg7 40. Rb5 Bxh4+ 41. Kg2 Rg3+ 42. Kf1 Re3 43. Re5 Rh3 44. Bg4 Rg3 45. Bxe6 Bf6 46. Re4 fxe6 47. Rxe6 Kg6 48. Ke2 Kf5 49. Re3 Rg4 50. Rd3 Ke4 51. Re3+ Kxf4 52. Rf3+ Ke5 53. Re3+ Kd5 54. Kf3 Rg8 55. Re4 Be5 56. Rg4 Rh8 57. Rg2 Rf8+ 58. Ke2 Ke4 59. Rg4+ Bf4 60. Rg7 Rh8 61. Re7+ Be5 62. Ke1 Rh2 63. Re8 Kd4 64. Kf1 Bf4 65. Re2 Rh8 66. Kf2 Rf8 67. Ra2 Be3+ 68. Kg3 Ke4 69. Ra4+ Bd4 70. Kg4 Rg8+ 71. Kh4 Ke3 72. Kh5 Be5 73. Rg4 Rf8 74. Ra4 Kf3 75. Kg6 Bf4 76. Kg7 Rf5 77. Kg6 Kg4 78. Ra1 Rg5+ 79. Kf7 Kf5 80. Rd1 Rh5 81. Rd5+ Be5 82. Rd7 Rh6 83. Ke7 Rc6 84. Rd5 Rc8 85. Rd7 Rh8 86. Kf7 Rh1 87. Ke7 Rh6 88. Kf7 Bd6 89. Kg7 Kg5 90. Kg8 Kf5 91. Kg7 Rg6+ 92. Kf7 Rf6+ 93. Kg7 Bf8+ 94. Kg8 Ke6 95. Ra7 Bd6 96. Kg7 Rf1 97. Ra6 Rf7+ 98. Kg6 Rf8 99. Kg7 Rd8 100. Kg6 Rg8+ 101. Kh6 Rg1 102. Rb6 Ke5  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Shenzhen Masters 2017 Round 4

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 26, 2017 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Giri, Anish NED 2769 2.5
2 Ding, Liren CHN 2759 2.5
3 Yu, Yangyi CHN 2750 2
4 Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2758 2
5 Adams, Michael ENG 2761 1.5
6 Svidler, Peter RUS 2741 1.5

Yu, Yangyi (2750) – Giri, Anish (2769) [D43]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (4.1), 2017-03-26
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. e3 g6 8. Rc1 Nd7 9. Be2 Bg7 10. cxd5 exd5 11. b4 a6 12. a4 Qd6 13. b5 axb5 14. axb5 Nb6 15. O-O Be6 16. Qb3 Nd7 17. Na4 O-O 18. Nc5 Nxc5 19. Rxc5 Bd7 20. Rfc1 Ra7 21. Ne1 Rfa8 22. bxc6 bxc6 23. Nd3 Ra1 24. Qd1 Rxc1 25. Rxc1 h5 26. Ra1 Rxa1 27. Qxa1 Qb8 28. Nc5 Be8 29. g3 Bf8 30. Qc1 Bd6 31. Kg2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ding, Liren (2759) – Harikrishna, Pentala (2758) [D38]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (4.2), 2017-03-26
1. c4 Nf6 2. d4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. Qa4+ Nc6 8. e3 O-O 9. Rc1 Rd8 10. a3 Bxc3+ 11. Rxc3 e5 12. cxd5 exd4 13. Rc5 Bg4 14. Nxd4 Nxd4 15. Qxd4 Qxd4 16. exd4 b6 17. Rxc7 Rxd5 18. Bc4 Re8+ 19. Kd2 Rxd4+ 20. Kc3 Rd7 21. Rxd7 Bxd7 22. Rd1 Bc6 23. Bd5 Ba4 24. b3 Rc8+ 25. Kb2 Be8 26. Bb7 Rc7 27. Bf3 Bd7 28. Rd3 Kf8 29. Rc3 Rxc3 30. Kxc3 Ke7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Svidler, Peter (2741) – Adams, Michael (2761) [C53]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (4.3), 2017-03-26
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. O-O h6 7. b4 Bb6 8. Nbd2 Ne7 9. d4 Ng6 10. Re1 O-O 11. Bf1 c6 12. Qc2 Be6 13. Rb1 Re8 14. h3 Qc7 15. a4 a5 16. bxa5 Bxa5 17. dxe5 Nxe5 18. Nxe5 dxe5 19. Nc4 Bxc4 20. Bxc4 b5 21. axb5 cxb5 22. Bxb5 Qxc3 23. Qxc3 Bxc3 24. Bxe8 Bxe1 25. Bc6 Rc8 26. Bb7 Rc2 27. Be3 Bd2 28. Bxd2 Rxd2 29. Rb5  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Shenzhen Masters 2017 Round 3

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 25, 2017 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Giri, Anish NED 2769 2
2 Ding, Liren CHN 2759 2
3 Yu, Yangyi CHN 2750 1.5
4 Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2758 1.5
5 Adams, Michael ENG 2761 1
6 Svidler, Peter RUS 2741 1

Harikrishna, Pentala (2758) – Giri, Anish (2769) [B54]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (3.1), 2017-03-25
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. f3 e5 6. Nb3 d5 7. Bg5 Be6 8. Bxf6 gxf6 9. exd5 Qxd5 10. Qxd5 Bxd5 11. Nc3 Be6 12. O-O-O Nc6 13. Bb5 Rc8 14. Nd5 f5 15. Na5 Bh6+ 16. Kb1 Kf8 17. Nb3 Kg7 18. Rhe1 Rhd8 19. Nc3 Rxd1+ 20. Nxd1 Kf6 21. Bxc6 Rxc6 22. Nf2 Rc4 23. Re2 b6 24. Nc1 Bf8 25. Ncd3 Bd6 26. b3 Rc8 27. g4 Bd5 28. Ne1 Bb4 29. gxf5 Kxf5 30. Ng2 Ba8 31. c4 f6 32. Ne4 Ke6 33. Ne3 f5 34. Ng5+ Kf6 35. Rg2 Rc7 36. Nc2 Bc5 37. b4 Bf8 38. Nh3 Bxf3 39. Rg8 Bh6 40. c5 bxc5 41. b5 Rb7 42. a4 a6 43. Rc8 axb5 44. a5 Ra7 45. Rxc5 Rxa5 46. Nf2 Bf8 47. Rc7 Be7 48. Ne3 f4 49. Neg4+ Bxg4 50. Nxg4+ Ke6 51. Nf2 Ra4 52. Rb7 Rb4+ 53. Kc2 f3 54. Nd3 Rc4+ 55. Kd1 Rd4 56. Kc2 b4  0 – 1 (view game)

Yu, Yangyi (2750) – Adams, Michael (2761) [E21]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (3.2), 2017-03-25
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 b6 5. e3 Bb7 6. Bd3 O-O 7. O-O d5 8. cxd5 exd5 9. a3 Bd6 10. b4 Nbd7 11. Qb3 c6 12. a4 a5 13. bxa5 Rxa5 14. Ba3 Qe7 15. Bxd6 Qxd6 16. Rab1 Ba6 17. Bxa6 Rxa6 18. Rfc1 Rfa8 19. h3 g6 20. Qd1 Qe6 21. Nd2 Ne8 22. Rb2 Nd6 23. Qf3 Kg7 24. Rcb1 h5 25. Qf4 R8a7 26. Re1 Ra8 27. e4 dxe4 28. Ndxe4 Nxe4 29. Rxe4 Qf6 30. Qe3 Qd6 31. Rb1 Nf6 32. Re7 Nd5 33. Nxd5 Qxd5 34. Qe5+ Qxe5 35. dxe5 Kf8 36. Rc7 Re8 37. Rxc6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ding, Liren (2759) – Svidler, Peter (2741) [D11]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (3.3), 2017-03-25
1. c4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. e3 a6 5. Nc3 b5 6. b3 Bg4 7. a4 bxc4 8. bxc4 Nbd7 9. a5 e5 10. Be2 Bxf3 11. Bxf3 Bb4 12. Bd2 O-O 13. O-O dxc4 14. Qe2 exd4 15. exd4 Bxa5 16. Qxc4 Rc8 17. Qxa6 Bb6 18. Be3 c5 19. Na4 cxd4 20. Nxb6 Qxb6 21. Qxb6 Nxb6 22. Bxd4 Nc4 23. Rfd1 Rfe8 24. g3 h6 25. Kg2 Ne5 26. Be2 Re6 27. h3 Nc6 28. Ba6 Rd8 29. Be3 Rxd1 30. Rxd1 Ne5 31. Bb5 g5 32. Rc1 Rd6 33. Rc8+ Kg7 34. Ba4 Ra6 35. Bb3 Rc6 36. Ra8 Rc3 37. Ba2 Rc2 38. Ra7 Nc4 39. Bd4 Nd6 40. Rd7 Nb5 41. Rxf7+ Kg8 42. Bxf6 Rxa2 43. Rg7+ Kf8 44. Rb7  1 – 0 (view game)

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Shenzhen Masters 2017 Round 2

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 25, 2017 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2758 1.5
2 Svidler, Peter RUS 2741 1
3 Ding, Liren CHN 2759 1
4 Yu, Yangyi CHN 2750 1
5 Giri, Anish NED 2769 1
6 Adams, Michael ENG 2761 0.5

Giri, Anish (2769) – Ding, Liren (2759) [D11]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (2.1), 2017-03-24
1. c4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Bd3 Nbd7 6. O-O Bd6 7. Nc3 O-O 8. e4 dxc4 9. Bxc4 e5 10. Be3 exd4 11. Bxd4 Qc7 12. Kh1 Ne5 13. Nxe5 Bxe5 14. Bxe5 Qxe5 15. f4 Qc5 16. Bd3 Rd8 17. Qf3 Be6 18. h3 Rxd3 19. Qxd3 Bc4 20. Qd2 Bxf1 21. Rxf1 Re8 22. Rd1 Qb4 23. a3 Qc4 24. Qd4 Qxd4 25. Rxd4 Re7 26. e5 Nd7 27. g3 Kf8 28. Kg2 Nc5 29. Kf3 f6 30. Rd8+ Kf7 31. Ne4 Nxe4 32. Kxe4 fxe5 33. fxe5 Re8 34. Rd7+ Re7 35. Rd8 Re8 36. Rd7+ Re7 37. Rd8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Svidler, Peter (2741) – Yu, Yangyi (2750) [C48]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (2.2), 2017-03-24
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Bb5 Bd6 5. d3 h6 6. a3 a6 7. Bc4 Bc5 8. b4 Ba7 9. h3 d6 10. Ne2 Be6 11. Bxe6 fxe6 12. Ng3 O-O 13. c3 Qe8 14. O-O Nh5 15. Nxh5 Qxh5 16. Be3 Bxe3 17. fxe3 Rf6 18. Ra2 Raf8 19. Raf2 Nd8 20. Qa4 Qg6 21. Kh2 Qf7 22. Kg1 Qg6 23. Kh2 Qf7 24. Kg1 Qg6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Adams, Michael (2761) – Harikrishna, Pentala (2758) [A14]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (2.3), 2017-03-24
1. c4 Nf6 2. g3 e6 3. Bg2 d5 4. Nf3 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. d4 dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Qxc4 Bc6 10. Bg5 Bd5 11. Qc2 Be4 12. Qc1 h6 13. Bxf6 Bxf6 14. Nbd2 Bxf3 15. Nxf3 a5 16. Qc3 Nc6 17. Rad1 Nb4 18. Ne5 c6 19. e4 Rc8 20. Ng4 c5 21. Nxf6+ Qxf6 22. e5 Qe7 23. d5 exd5 24. Bxd5 Rcd8 25. Bc4 Nc6 26. f4 Rxd1 27. Rxd1 Rd8 28. Rd5 Rxd5 29. Bxd5 Nb4 30. Bb3 Nc6 31. Kf2 Qd7 32. Qc4 Nd4 33. Ba2 b6 34. Ke3 g5 35. fxg5 hxg5 36. Qf1 Nc6 37. Qd3 Qxd3+ 38. Kxd3 Nb4+ 39. Kc4 Nxa2 40. Kb5 Nb4 41. Kxb6 Nd3 42. Kxa5 Nxb2 43. h4 gxh4 44. gxh4 Kg7 45. h5 Kh6 46. Kb5 c4 47. Kb4 c3 48. Kxc3 Nxa4+ 49. Kd4 Kxh5 50. Kd5 Nb6+ 51. Kc6 Kg5  0 – 1 (view game)

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Shenzhen Masters 2017 Round 1

Posted by 365Chess.com on March 24, 2017 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Giri, Anish NED 2769 0.5
2 Adams, Michael ENG 2761 0.5
3 Ding, Liren CHN 2759 0.5
4 Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2758 0.5
5 Yu, Yangyi CHN 2750 0.5
6 Svidler, Peter RUS 2741 0.5

Adams, Michael (2761) – Giri, Anish (2769) [C80]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (1.1), 2017-03-23
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 Be7 10. c3 O-O 11. Bc2 f5 12. Nb3 Qd7 13. Nbd4 Nxd4 14. Nxd4 c5 15. Nxe6 Qxe6 16. f3 Ng5 17. a4 Rad8 18. axb5 axb5 19. Bxg5 Bxg5 20. f4 Be7 21. Kh1 d4 22. cxd4 c4 23. b3 Bc5 24. bxc4 Rxd4 25. Qf3 bxc4 26. Rfd1 g6 27. Rxd4 Bxd4 28. Ra8 Rxa8 29. Qxa8+ Kg7 30. Qb7+ Qf7 31. Qxf7+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Harikrishna, Pentala (2758) – Svidler, Peter (2741) [D78]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (1.2), 2017-03-23
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 d5 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 c6 7. b3 dxc4 8. bxc4 c5 9. Bb2 Qb6 10. Qc1 cxd4 11. Nxd4 Nc6 12. Nxc6 bxc6 13. Nd2 Bf5 14. Nb3 Rfd8 15. Be5 a5 16. c5 Qa6 17. Qb2 Qb7 18. Qa3 Be4 19. Rfd1 Rxd1+ 20. Rxd1 Bxg2 21. Kxg2 Qb4 22. Qxb4 axb4 23. Nd4 Ne4 24. Bxg7 Kxg7 25. Nxc6 Rxa2 26. Nxb4 Rb2 27. Na6 Ra2 28. Nb4 Rb2 29. Na6 Ra2 30. Nb4 Rb2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Yu, Yangyi (2750) – Ding, Liren (2759) [A11]
Du Te Cup 2017 Shenzhen CHN (1.3), 2017-03-23
1. c4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. g3 g6 4. Qa4 dxc4 5. Qxc4 Bg7 6. d4 Be6 7. Qa4 Bd5 8. Nbd2 Nf6 9. Qc2 Qa5 10. Bg2 c5 11. O-O cxd4 12. Qc8+ Qd8 13. Qxd8+ Kxd8 14. Nxd4 Bxg2 15. Kxg2 Kd7 16. N2f3 Rc8 17. Bf4 Ke8 18. Rac1 Nbd7 19. Nb5 Nd5 20. Rfd1 Nxf4+ 21. gxf4 Nc5 22. Nfd4 a6 23. Nc3 Rd8 24. Nf3 Rac8 25. Rxd8+ Rxd8 26. Nd1 Ne6 27. e3 Rd5 28. Kf1 Ra5 29. a3 Rc5 30. Rxc5 Nxc5 31. Ke2 Kd7 32. Ng5 f6 33. Nf3 f5 34. b4 Ne4 35. Kd3 Bf6 36. a4 Kd6 37. Nd4 Bxd4 38. Kxd4 Nd2 39. Kd3 Nf3 40. Ke2 Nxh2 41. f3 Kd5 42. Nb2 b6 43. Kf2 a5 44. bxa5 bxa5 45. Kg2 Kc5 46. Nd3+ Kc4 47. Ne5+ Kb4 48. Kxh2 Kxa4 49. Nc6 Kb5 50. Nxe7 a4 51. Nd5 a3 52. Nc3+ Kc4 53. Na2 Kb3 54. e4 Kxa2 55. e5 Kb1 56. e6 a2 57. e7 a1=Q 58. e8=Q Qd4 59. Kg3 h5 60. Qe1+ Kc2 61. Qe2+ Qd2 62. Qc4+ Kd1 63. Qb3+ Ke1 64. Qb1+ Qd1 65. Qb6 h4+ 66. Kxh4 Qxf3 67. Qg1+ Ke2 68. Kg5 Qh5+ 69. Kf6 Kf3 70. Qf1+ Kg3 71. Qc1 Qg4 72. Ke5 Qf3 73. Qg1+ Qg2 74. Qe1+ Qf2 75. Qc1 Kg4 76. Qd1+ Kh3 77. Qh1+ Kg3 78. Qc1 Qb6 79. Qe1+ Kg2 80. Qc1 Kh2 81. Qd2+ Kh3 82. Qc1 Qb5+ 83. Kf6 Kg4 84. Kxg6 Qb6+ 85. Kf7 Qd4 86. Ke6 Qxf4 87. Qg1+ Kh4 88. Qg6  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Tan Zhongyi wins the Women’s World Chess Champion

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

Final Round

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Tan, Zhongyi CHN 2502 3.5
2 Muzychuk, Anna UKR 2558 2.5

Muzychuk, Anna (2558) – Tan, Zhongyi (2502) [C11]
WCh Women 2017 Tehran IRI (6.3), 2017-03-01
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 Be7 8. Qd2 O-O 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. O-O-O Qa5 11. a3 Be7 12. Bd3 a6 13. h4 b5 14. Bxh7+ Kxh7 15. Qd3+ Kg8 16. Ng5 f5 17. Nxd5 b4 18. Nxe7+ Nxe7 19. Bd2 Rb8 20. Qd6 Qc5 21. Bxb4 Qxd6 22. Bxd6 Ng6 23. Nxe6 Re8 24. Bxb8 Rxe6 25. g3 Bb7 26. Rh2 Nc5 27. Rd8+ Kh7 28. Bd6 Ne4 29. h5 Nh8 30. h6 Nf7 31. Rd7 Rxd6 32. Rxf7  1 – 0 (view game)

Tan, Zhongyi (2502) – Muzychuk, Anna (2558) [D11]
WCh Women 2017 Tehran IRI (6.4), 2017-03-02
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Qb3 e6 5. g3 Nbd7 6. Bg2 b6 7. Nc3 Ba6 8. cxd5 cxd5 9. Nb5 Bxb5 10. Qxb5 a6 11. Qb3 Bd6 12. O-O O-O 13. Bg5 Qb8 14. Rfc1 Ne4 15. Rc2 Nxg5 16. Nxg5 h6 17. Nf3 Rc8 18. Rac1 Rxc2 19. Rxc2 Ra7 20. Qd3 a5 21. Nd2 Nf6 22. e4 dxe4 23. Nxe4 Nxe4 24. Qxe4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Muzychuk, Anna (2558) – Tan, Zhongyi (2502) [C42]
WCh Women 2017 Tehran IRI (6.5), 2017-03-03
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 Qe8 9. Bd3 Nc6 10. O-O-O Ne5 11. Nxe5 dxe5 12. c4 Qa4 13. Kb1 Be6 14. f3 Rfe8 15. Qe2 Qa5 16. Bd2 Qc5 17. Bc3 f6 18. Qe4 g6 19. Qxb7 Bxc4 20. Bxc4+ Qxc4 21. Rd7 Bd6 22. Rd1 Rab8 23. Qd5+ Qxd5 24. Rxd5 Rbd8 25. Rxd8 Rxd8 26. a4 Rd7 27. Ra5 c5 28. Ka2 Rb7 29. Rb5 Rc7 30. Ba5 Rc6 31. Kb3 c4+ 32. Kc3 e4 33. fxe4 Bxh2 34. Kd4 a6 35. Rb7 Bg1+ 36. Kc3 Bh2 37. Bb6 Bg3 38. Be3 Re6 39. Kd4 f5 40. exf5 gxf5 41. Bg5 h6 42. Bd2 f4 43. Kxc4 Re2 44. Bc3 Rxc2 45. Rg7+ Kf8 46. Rh7 Rxg2 47. Rxh6 Ke7 48. Kd5 Re2 49. Rh7+ Ke8 50. Be5 Rh2 51. Rxh2 Bxh2 52. Ke4 Kd7 53. Bxf4 Bxf4 54. Kxf4 Kc6 55. Ke5 Kc5 56. a5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Tan, Zhongyi (2502) – Muzychuk, Anna (2558) [D11]
WCh Women 2017 Tehran IRI (6.6), 2017-03-03
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3 Bf5 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nh4 dxc4 7. Nxf5 exf5 8. e3 Nbd7 9. Bxc4 Nb6 10. Be2 Bd6 11. Bf3 O-O 12. O-O Re8 13. Qc2 Qd7 14. b3 Re7 15. Na4 Rae8 16. Nc5 Qc8 17. Bd2 Nbd5 18. Rac1 Ne4 19. Bg2 g6 20. b4 Qc7 21. Nxe4 fxe4 22. b5 Ba3 23. Rb1 cxb5 24. Qb3 Qd6 25. Qxb5 Rc8 26. Qb3 Kg7 27. Bc1 Bxc1 28. Rbxc1 Rc6 29. Rxc6 Qxc6 30. Qa3 Qb6 31. Rc1 Qb4 32. Qxa7 Nc3 33. Rf1 Qc4 34. Qa3 Re6 35. Re1 Ra6 36. Qe7 Rxa2 37. Bxe4 b5 38. Bf3 b4 39. Qe5+ Kh6 40. g4 f6 41. Qxf6 Ra5 42. h4  1 – 0 (view game)

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Women’s World Chess Championship 2017 – Final Round

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Tan, Zhongyi CHN 2502 1.5
2 Muzychuk, Anna UKR 2558 0.5

Tan, Zhongyi (2502) – Muzychuk, Anna (2558) [D43]
WCh Women 2017 Tehran IRI (6.2), 2017-03-03
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Qd3 dxc4 6. Qxc4 b5 7. Qd3 a6 8. e4 c5 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. Qxd8+ Kxd8 11. Bd3 Bb7 12. e5 Ng4 13. Ne4 Bb4+ 14. Ke2 Nd7 15. Bf4 Nc5 16. Nxc5 Bxc5 17. Rhc1 Bb6 18. Ng5 Ke7 19. Be4 Bxe4 20. Nxe4 Rhc8 21. f3 Nh6 22. g4 Ng8 23. Nd6 Rxc1 24. Rxc1 Kd7 25. Nxf7 Ne7 26. Be3 Bxe3 27. Kxe3 Ng6 28. h4 Rf8 29. h5 Ne7 30. Ng5 Nd5+ 31. Kf2 h6 32. Ne4 Ra8 33. a3 a5 34. Nc3 Rc8 35. Rd1 Ke7 36. Nxd5+ exd5 37. Rxd5 Rc2+ 38. Ke3 Rxb2 39. Ke4 a4 40. f4 Rb1 41. Kf5 Rb3 42. Rc5 Kd7 43. Kg6 b4 44. axb4 Rxb4 45. Kf5 Ke7 46. Rc7+ Kf8 47. Ra7 Kg8 48. g5 hxg5 49. fxg5 Rb6 50. Rxa4 g6+ 51. hxg6 Rb1 52. Ra8+ Kg7 53. Ra7+ Kg8 54. g7 Rf1+ 55. Kg6 Ra1 56. Rf7  1 – 0 (view game)

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Women’s World Chess Championship 2017 – Final Round

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Muzychuk, Anna UKR 2558 0.5
2 Tan, Zhongyi CHN 2502 0.5

Muzychuk, Anna (2558) – Tan, Zhongyi (2502) [C10]
WCh Women 2017 Tehran IRI (6.1), 2017-02-27
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bd7 5. Nf3 Bc6 6. Bd3 Nd7 7. O-O Ngf6 8. Ned2 Be7 9. b3 O-O 10. Bb2 b6 11. c4 Bb7 12. Qe2 c5 13. Rfe1 Re8 14. Rad1 Qc7 15. Ne4 Nxe4 16. Bxe4 Bxe4 17. Qxe4 Nf6 18. Qe5 Bd6 19. Qe2 Rad8 20. dxc5 Bxc5 21. Bxf6 gxf6 22. g3 Rxd1 23. Rxd1 Rd8 24. Kg2 Rxd1 25. Qxd1 Qc6 26. Qd3 f5 27. Qd8+ Kg7 28. Qg5+ Kf8 29. h4 Qe4 30. Qd8+ Kg7 31. Qd2 a5 32. h5 h6 33. Qc3+ Kg8 34. Qd2 Kh7 35. Qb2 Qg4 36. Ne5 Qxh5 37. Nd7 Qg5 38. Nf6+ Kh8 39. Ne8+ Kg8 40. Nf6+ Kh8 41. Ne8+ Kg8 42. Nf6+  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Wesley So wins the Tata Steel Masters 2017

Posted by 365Chess.com on January 29, 2017 in Chess news

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 So, Wesley USA 2808 9
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2840 8
3 Adhiban, Baskaran IND 2653 7.5
4 Aronian, Levon ARM 2780 7.5
5 Wei, Yi CHN 2706 7.5
6 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2785 7
7 Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2755 7
8 Giri, Anish NED 2773 6.5
9 Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2766 6
10 Andreikin, Dmitry RUS 2736 6
11 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2750 6
12 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2767 5
13 Rapport, Richard HUN 2702 4.5
14 Van Wely, Loek NED 2695 3.5

Carlsen, Magnus (2840) – Karjakin, Sergey (2785) [C53]
79th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee NED (13.1), 2017-01-29
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. Bg5 d6 7. Nbd2 h6 8. Bh4 g5 9. Nxg5 hxg5 10. Bxg5 Kg7 11. Qf3 Be6 12. b4 Bb6 13. Bd5 a5 14. b5 Nb8 15. Bxb7 Ra7 16. Bd5 Nbd7 17. Nc4 Bxd5 18. exd5 Qe8 19. Ne3 Rg8 20. O-O Nh7 21. Nf5+ Kh8 22. Bh4 Ra8 23. Rae1 f6 24. Re4 Nc5 25. Re3 Nd7 26. d4 Qg6 27. Ne7 Qg4 28. Nxg8 Rxg8 29. Qxg4 Rxg4 30. g3 exd4 31. cxd4 Bxd4 32. Re8+ Rg8 33. Re7 Rg7 34. Re4 Ne5 35. Kg2 Bb6 36. f4 Ng6 37. Kh3 Kg8 38. Rfe1 Kf7 39. Re6 Rg8 40. R1e4 f5 41. Re2 Rh8 42. a4 Kg7 43. Rxg6+ Kxg6 44. Re6+ Kf7 45. Re7+ Kg8 46. Kg2 Nf8 47. Bg5 Rh7 48. Re8 Kf7 49. Rd8 Kg8 50. Re8 Rf7 51. Bh6 Rf6 52. Bg5 Rf7 53. Bh6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2767) – So, Wesley (2808) [A45]
79th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee NED (13.2), 2017-01-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. dxc5 e6 5. e4 h6 6. Bh4 dxe4 7. Qe2 Qa5 8. O-O-O Qxa2 9. Qb5+ Nbd7 10. c6 bxc6 11. Qxc6 Bb7 12. Qxb7 Qa1+ 13. Nb1 Rb8 14. Qxb8+ Nxb8 15. Bb5+ Nfd7 16. Ne2 Be7 17. Bxe7 Kxe7 18. Nd4 Nc5 19. h4 Rd8 20. Rh3 Nd3+ 21. Bxd3 Rxd4 22. Be2 Rxd1+ 23. Bxd1 Qa5 24. Nd2 f5 25. Rg3 Qe5 26. Ra3 Nc6 27. g3 Qd4 28. Re3 Nb4  0 – 1 (view game)

Andreikin, Dmitry (2736) – Aronian, Levon (2780) [D11]
79th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee NED (13.3), 2017-01-29
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bg4 5. h3 Bh5 6. Nc3 e6 7. g4 Bg6 8. Ne5 Nbd7 9. Nxg6 hxg6 10. a3 g5 11. Bd2 g6 12. Qf3 a6 13. Bd3 dxc4 14. Bxc4 b5 15. Bf1 c5 16. Bg2 Ra7 17. O-O Qb8 18. Rfd1 Be7 19. b4 cxb4 20. axb4 Nb6 21. e4 Nfd7 22. e5 Nc4 23. Bc1 O-O 24. Ne4 Qd8 25. h4 gxh4 26. Bh6 Re8 27. Qh3 f5 28. gxf5 exf5 29. Nc5 Bg5 30. Bd5+ Kh7 31. Bxg5 Qxg5+ 32. Qg2 Qxg2+ 33. Kxg2 Ndb6 34. Bc6 Rd8 35. Ne6 Rc8 36. Bxb5 Re7 37. Bxa6 Rxe6 38. Bxc8 Nxc8 39. Rdc1 N8b6 40. Ra7+ Kh6 41. Rc7 Na3 42. R7c5 Kh5 43. Rc6 Rxc6 44. Rxc6 Nd5 45. Rc5 Nf4+ 46. Kh1 g5 47. b5 Nxb5 48. Rxb5 g4 49. d5 h3 50. e6  1 – 0 (view game)

Wei, Yi (2706) – Wojtaszek, Radoslaw (2750) [C88]
79th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee NED (13.4), 2017-01-29
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. a4 b4 9. d4 d6 10. dxe5 dxe5 11. Nbd2 Bc5 12. Qe2 Qe7 13. h3 h6 14. a5 Rd8 15. Bc4 Nd4 16. Nxd4 Bxd4 17. Nb3 Be6 18. Nxd4 Bxc4 19. Nf5 Qe6 20. Qe3 Ne8 21. Qc5 Nd6 22. Qxb4 Bb5 23. Ng3 c5 24. Qc3 Rac8 25. f4 Bc6 26. f5 Qe7 27. Kh2 Nb5 28. Qf3 f6 29. Qf2 Nd4 30. Ra3 Be8 31. Nf1 Kf8 32. Rg3 Qb7 33. Rc3 Bb5 34. Ng3 Be8 35. Nh1 c4 36. Qh4 Qf7 37. Qf2 Ba4 38. Rd1 Qd7 39. Rf1 Qb7 40. Ng3 Nb5 41. Re3 Nd4 42. Nh5 Be8 43. Qh4 Bxh5 44. Qxh5 Qf7 45. Qh4 Nxc2 46. Rg3 Ke7 47. Rg6 Rd3 48. Qg4 Kf8 49. Qh5 Ke7 50. Qg4 Kf8 51. Qh5 Ke7 52. Rf3 Nd4 53. Rxd3 cxd3 54. Bd2 Ne2 55. Qf3 Rd8 56. Qf2 Rd4 57. Be3 Rd7 58. Bd2 Rd4 59. Be3 Kf8 60. Qe1 Rxe4 61. Qd2 Rxe3 62. Qxe3 Qd7 63. Qb6 Nf4 64. Rg3 d2 65. Qb8+ Kf7 66. Qb3+ Qd5 67. Qd1 e4 68. Qg4 g5 69. fxg6+ Kg7 70. Rc3 Qd6  0 – 1 (view game)

Van Wely, Loek (2695) – Harikrishna, Pentala (2766) [E04]
79th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee NED (13.5), 2017-01-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. Bg2 Bd7 6. Ne5 Nc6 7. Nxc4 Bb4+ 8. Nc3 Nd5 9. Qd3 O-O 10. O-O Be7 11. Rd1 Bf6 12. e3 Ncb4 13. Qd2 c5 14. Ne4 cxd4 15. Nxf6+ Qxf6 16. e4 Rac8 17. Na3 Ba4 18. exd5 Bxd1 19. Qxb4 Be2 20. d6 Rfd8 21. Bd2 b6 22. Re1 d3 23. Nc4 a5 24. Qb5 Rc5 25. Qa6 b5 26. Nxa5 Rc2 27. Nc6 h6 28. Nxd8 Qxd8 29. Qa8 Rc8 30. Qb7 f5 31. Bc6 Qf8 32. d7 Rd8 33. Qc7 Kh7 34. Bxb5 Qf6 35. Qc3 e5 36. Bxd3  1 – 0 (view game)

Rapport, Richard (2702) – Adhiban, Baskaran (2653) [A45]
79th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee NED (13.6), 2017-01-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 c5 3. Nc3 cxd4 4. Qxd4 Nc6 5. Qh4 e6 6. O-O-O Be7 7. e4 a6 8. Nf3 Qc7 9. Bd3 d6 10. Rhe1 Bd7 11. e5 dxe5 12. Ne4 Nd5 13. Bxe7 Ncxe7 14. Ng3 f6 15. Nh5 O-O-O 16. Nxg7 Ng6 17. Qc4 Ngf4 18. Qxc7+ Nxc7 19. g4 Bc6 20. Be4 Ng2 21. Re2 Nf4 22. Ree1 Rxd1+ 23. Kxd1 Ng2 24. Re2 Nf4 25. Re1 Ng2 26. Re2 Rd8+ 27. Nd2 Nf4 28. Bxc6 Nxe2 29. Bxb7+ Kxb7 30. Kxe2 Rg8 31. Nh5 Rg6 32. Kf3 f5 33. gxf5 exf5 34. Ng3 e4+ 35. Kf4 Nd5+ 36. Kxf5 e3 37. fxe3 Nxe3+ 38. Ke5 Nxc2 39. Nde4 Rh6 40. Nf1 Nb4 41. Nf6 Nxa2  0 – 1 (view game)

Giri, Anish (2773) – Eljanov, Pavel (2755) [E19]
79th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee NED (13.7), 2017-01-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Nc3 Ne4 8. Qc2 Nxc3 9. Qxc3 d6 10. b3 Nd7 11. Bb2 Be4 12. Bh3 Bf6 13. Rad1 Qe7 14. Rd2 a5 15. Qe3 Bb7 16. d5 Bxb2 17. dxe6 Bf6 18. exd7 Qxe3 19. fxe3 Rad8 20. Nd4 Bxd4 21. exd4 Bc6 22. c5 Bxd7 23. Bxd7 Rxd7 24. cxb6 cxb6 25. Rc1 d5 26. Rc6 Rb8 27. Rdc2 Kf8 28. Kf2 Ke7 29. Kf3 Rd6 30. Rc7+ Ke6 31. a3 Rbd8 32. Kf4 Kf6 33. R2c6 g5+ 34. Kf3 h5 35. b4 axb4 36. axb4 Rxc6 37. Rxc6+ Kf5 38. Rxb6 Ra8 39. Rd6 Ra3+ 40. Kf2 Ke4 41. Rf6 Rb3 42. h4 Kxd4 43. hxg5 Rxb4 44. Rxf7 Ke5 45. Rh7 Kf5 46. Rxh5 Kg6 47. Rh4 d4 48. Kf3 Rb3+ 49. Kf2 Rb4 50. Re4 Kf5 51. Rf4+ Kxg5 52. Ke1 Rb1+ 53. Kd2 Rg1 54. Rf3 Kg4 55. Rf4+ Kg5 56. Rxd4 Rxg3 57. Rd3 Rg4 58. Rf3 Ra4 59. Rf8 Kg6 60. Ke3 Ra3+ 61. Kf4 Ra6 62. Rf5 Re6 63. e4 Rf6  ½ – ½ (view game)

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