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Palma de Mallorca FIDE Grand Prix 2017 Round 8

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

Aronian, Levon (2801) – Tomashevsky, Evgeny (2702) [E18]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (8.1), 2017-11-24
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Nc3 Ne4 8. Bd2 Bf6 9. Ne5 Nxc3 10. Bxc3 Bxg2 11. Kxg2 c5 12. Nf3 cxd4 13. Bxd4 Na6 14. Bxf6 Qxf6 15. Qd4 Qxd4 16. Nxd4 Rfc8 17. b3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2780) – Harikrishna, Pentala (2738) [B47]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (8.2), 2017-11-24
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. f4 a6 7. a3 b5 8. Be3 Bb7 9. Nb3 Na5 10. Nxa5 Qxa5 11. Bd3 Qc7 12. O-O Nf6 13. Qe2 Bc5 14. Bxc5 Qxc5+ 15. Kh1 d5 16. e5 Nd7 17. Qg4 g6 18. Ne2 a5 19. h4 b4 20. axb4 axb4 21. Rxa8+ Bxa8 22. Ra1 Bb7 23. Kh2 Qb6 24. h5 Nc5 25. Qh4 Rg8 26. Qf2 d4 27. hxg6 hxg6 28. Qxd4 Qc6 29. Qf2 g5 30. Rd1 Nxd3 31. cxd3 Qc2 32. Rf1 Qxd3 33. fxg5 Qh7+ 34. Kg1 Rxg5 35. Ng3 Qg6 36. Qa7 Rxg3 37. Qb8+ Ke7 38. Qd6+ Ke8 39. Qb8+ Ke7 40. Qd6+ Ke8 41. Qb8+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Svidler, Peter (2763) – Ding, Liren (2774) [A18]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (8.3), 2017-11-24
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 d5 4. e5 d4 5. exf6 dxc3 6. bxc3 Qxf6 7. d4 b6 8. Be2 Bb7 9. Bf3 Bxf3 10. Nxf3 Bd6 11. Qa4+ c6 12. O-O O-O 13. Rb1 Bc7 14. Re1 Rc8 15. Kh1 Qf5 16. Be3 h6 17. h3 a6 18. d5 exd5 19. Bxb6 Bxb6 20. Rxb6 Nd7 21. Rxc6 Nc5 22. Rxc8+ Rxc8 23. Qa5 dxc4 24. Kg1 Qf6 25. Nd4 Nd3 26. Qf5 Qxf5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Rapport, Richard (2692) – Jakovenko, Dmitry (2721) [A45]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (8.4), 2017-11-24
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 d5 3. e3 c5 4. c3 Qb6 5. Qc2 Nc6 6. Nd2 e5 7. dxe5 Nxe5 8. Be2 Be7 9. Ngf3 Ng6 10. O-O O-O 11. c4 Be6 12. cxd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 h6 14. Bxe7 Ngxe7 15. a3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Inarkiev, Ernesto (2683) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2796) [D84]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (8.5), 2017-11-24
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 O-O 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. Nxd5 Qxd5 8. Bxc7 Na6 9. Bxa6 Qxg2 10. Qf3 Qxf3 11. Nxf3 bxa6 12. Rc1 f6 13. Rg1 Rf7 14. b3 Bd7 15. Ba5 e6 16. Nd2 Rc8 17. Rxc8+ Bxc8 18. Ne4 Bf8 19. Ke2 Bb7 20. f3 Kg7 21. Rc1 g5 22. Nc5 Bxc5 23. dxc5 Bc6 24. Rd1 Bb5+ 25. Kf2 Rd7 26. Rxd7+ Bxd7 27. Bc7 e5 28. Bb8 Kg6 29. Bxa7 Kf5 30. Kg3 h5 31. e4+ Ke6 32. h4 gxh4+ 33. Kxh4 f5 34. Kxh5 fxe4 35. fxe4 Bc6 36. Kg4 Bxe4 37. Kg3 Bb1 38. a3 Bc2 39. b4 Ba4 40. Kf3 Kd5 41. Ke3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vallejo Pons, Francisco (2705) – Eljanov, Pavel (2707) [C65]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (8.6), 2017-11-24
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. h3 a6 8. Ba4 Ba7 9. Re1 Ne7 10. Nbd2 Ng6 11. Nf1 d5 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bxf6 Qxf6 14. exd5 Nf4 15. Ng3 Qg6 16. d4 exd4 17. Nxd4 Nxd5 18. Bb3 c6 19. Bxd5 cxd5 20. Qf3 Bxd4 21. cxd4 Be6 22. Nh5 Rac8 23. Rac1 Rxc1 24. Rxc1 Qe4 25. Qd1 Rc8 26. Rxc8+ Bxc8 27. a3 Bf5 28. Qd2 Qd3 29. Qxd3 Bxd3 30. f3 f6 31. Nf4 Bc4 32. g3 Kf7 33. Kf2 g5 34. Ng2 Ke6 35. Ne3 Bd3 36. Ng4 h5 37. Ne3 a5 38. h4 b6 39. Nd1 Kd6 40. Nc3 Bc2 41. Ke3 Bf5 42. Nd1 Ke6 43. Nf2 Bg6 44. Kd2 Be8 45. Ke3 Bg6 46. Nh3 Bf5 47. Ng1 Bg6 48. Ne2 Bf5 49. Kd2 Kd6 50. Nc3 Bd7 51. b3 Bf5 52. Nd1 Bd7 53. Nf2 Ke6 54. Ke3 Kd6 55. Nd3 Bf5 56. Nc1 Bd7 57. Na2 Bf5 58. b4 axb4 59. Nxb4 Bb1 60. Ke2 Ke6 61. Kd2 Bg6 62. Na2 Kd6 63. Kc3 Bb1 64. Nc1 Bf5 65. Ne2 Bh3 66. Kd2 Bd7 67. f4 gxh4 68. gxh4 Bg4 69. Ng3 Kc6 70. Nf1 Kb5 71. Ne3 Bf3 72. Kc3 Ka4 73. Kb2 Be4 74. Nd1 Kb5 75. Kb3 Bd3 76. Nc3+ Kc6 77. Kb4 Kd6 78. Nd1 Kc6 79. Ne3 Kd6 80. Kc3 Be2 81. Nf5+ Kd7 82. Kb4 Kc6 83. a4 Bg4 84. Ng7 Be2 85. Ne8 Kd7 86. Ng7 Kd6 87. Nf5+ Kc6 88. Ng3 Bg4 89. Nf1 Bf3 90. Ne3 Be4 91. Kb3 Kd6 92. Kc3 Kc6 93. Kb4 Bd3 94. Kc3 Be4 95. Nf1 Bf3 96. Ng3 Bg4 97. Kb4 Kc7 98. Nf1 Kc6 99. Ne3 Bd7 100. f5 Bc8 101. a5 bxa5+ 102. Kxa5 Bb7 103. Ng2 Bc8 104. Nf4 Bxf5 105. Nxh5 Kd6 106. Nxf6 Ke6 107. Nh5 Bg4 108. Ng3 Bf3 109. Kb4 Kf6 110. Kc3 Kg6 111. Kb3 Bg4 112. Kb2 Bc8 113. Kc3 Ba6 114. Kd2 Bc4 115. Ke3 Bb3 116. Kf3 Ba4 117. Kf4 Bd1 118. Nf5 Kh5 119. Kg3 Ba4 120. Ne3 Bc6 121. Ng4 Bb7 122. Ne5 Ba6 123. Nd7 Kg6 124. Nb6 Bb7 125. Nd7 Kf5 126. Kf3 Bc6 127. Nb6 Be8 128. Nc8 Bh5+ 129. Ke3 Kg4 130. Ne7 Bf7 131. Nc6 Be6 132. Nb4 Bg8 133. h5 Kg5 134. h6 Kxh6 135. Kf4 Kg7 136. Ke5 Kf7 137. Nxd5 Kf8 138. Kd6 Bf7 139. Nc7 Bb3 140. d5 Bxd5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Li, Chao b (2741) – Giri, Anish (2762) [D14]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (8.7), 2017-11-24
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. cxd5 cxd5 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bf4 Bf5 7. e3 e6 8. Qb3 Bb4 9. Ne5 Qb6 10. Nxc6 bxc6 11. Be2 Ne4 12. f3 Nxc3 13. bxc3 Be7 14. c4 Qxb3 15. axb3 Bb4+ 16. Kf2 a5 17. Rhc1 Kd7 18. g4 Bg6 19. cxd5 exd5 20. e4 dxe4 21. d5 c5 22. Bb5+ Kd8 23. Bd6 Rc8 24. Bc6 h5 25. g5 exf3 26. Bxc5 Bxc5+ 27. Rxc5 Re8 28. Rcxa5 Re2+ 29. Kxf3 Rxh2 30. b4 Kc7 31. b5 Rh3+ 32. Kf2 Rb3 33. Ra7+ Kd6 34. Rd7+ Kc5 35. Rc1+ Kd4 36. d6 Rb2+ 37. Kg1 Bf5 38. Rxf7 g6 39. d7 Rd8 40. Re7  1 – 0 (view game)

Gelfand, Boris (2719) – Radjabov, Teimour (2741) [E18]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (8.8), 2017-11-24
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Nc3 Ne4 8. Bd2 Nxd2 9. Qxd2 d6 10. Rad1 Nd7 11. Rfe1 c5 12. e4 a6 13. d5 e5 14. b3 g6 15. Rf1 Bc8 16. Ne1 Rb8 17. a4 f5 18. f4 exf4 19. gxf4 fxe4 20. Nxe4 b5 21. a5 bxc4 22. bxc4 Rb4 23. Rc1 Nf6 24. Ng5 Qxa5 25. Nd3 Ra4 26. Qe3 Qd8 27. Rce1 Bf5 28. Bh3 Nxd5 29. cxd5 Bxg5 30. Bxf5 Rxf5 31. Qe6+ Kg7 32. fxg5 Qxg5+ 33. Kh1 Ra2 34. Qe7+ Qxe7 35. Rxe7+ Kf8 36. Ree1 Rxf1+ 37. Rxf1+ Ke7 38. Re1+ Kd7 39. Re3 a5 40. Rh3 h5 41. Nf4 a4 42. Nxg6 a3 43. Rf3 c4 44. Nf4 Ra1+ 45. Kg2 a2 46. Ra3 c3 47. Ne2 c2 48. Kf2 Rh1  0 – 1 (view game)

Hammer, Jon Ludvig (2629) – Riazantsev, Alexander (2651) [C01]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (8.9), 2017-11-24
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Bd3 Nb4 6. Bb5+ c6 7. Be2 Bf5 8. Na3 Na6 9. O-O Nc7 10. Re1 Be7 11. c3 Nf6 12. Nc2 O-O 13. Ne3 Be4 14. Ne5 c5 15. f3 Bg6 16. Bd3 Re8 17. Nf5 Bf8 18. g4 Nd7 19. Kg2 Nxe5 20. dxe5 f6 21. Bf4 Bxf5 22. gxf5 fxe5 23. Bxe5 Be7 24. f4 Bf6 25. Qh5 Re7 26. c4 d4 27. Re2 Qe8 28. Qxe8+ Nxe8 29. Kg3 Kf8 30. Rae1 Rd8 31. Bxf6 Rxe2 32. Bxg7+ Nxg7 33. Rxe2 Kf7 34. Kf3 b6 35. a3 a5 36. b4 axb4 37. axb4 Ne8 38. Re6 Rd6 39. bxc5 bxc5 40. Re5 Rc6 41. Be4 Rc7 42. Bd5+ Kf8 43. Re6 Re7 44. Rc6 Rc7 45. Re6 Re7 46. Rb6 Kg7 47. Rc6 Nf6 48. Rxc5 Re3+ 49. Kf2 Ng4+ 50. Kg2 Rc3 51. Rc7+ Kh6 52. h3 Ne3+ 53. Kf2 Nxd5 54. Rc6+ Nf6 55. Rxf6+ Kg7 56. Rc6 Rxh3 57. c5 Rh2+ 58. Kf3 d3 59. Ke4 d2 60. Rd6 h5 61. c6 h4 62. f6+ Kg6 63. f7+ Kxf7 64. Kf5 d1=Q 65. Rxd1 Rc2 66. Rd7+ Ke8 67. Rc7 Kd8 68. Rh7 Rxc6 69. Rxh4 Ke7 70. Kg5 Kf7 71. f5 Ra6 72. Rh7+ Kf8 73. Rh6 Rxh6 74. Kxh6 Kf7 75. Kg5 Kg7 76. f6+ Kf7 77. Kf5 Kf8 78. Kg6 Kg8 79. f7+ Kf8 80. Kf6  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Palma de Mallorca FIDE Grand Prix 2017 Round 7

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

Rapport, Richard (2692) – Aronian, Levon (2801) [A14]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (7.1), 2017-11-23
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Be7 5. c4 O-O 6. d4 dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Rd1 Bc6 10. Bg5 a5 11. Nbd2 Na6 12. Nxc4 Nb4 13. Qb3 Nd7 14. Bxe7 Qxe7 15. Qa3 Rfd8 16. Rac1 Nd5 17. Qa1 N5f6 18. b3 Qb4 19. Ncd2 Rac8 20. e3 Ne4 21. Nc4 Nd6 22. Ne1 Bxg2 23. Kxg2 Nxc4 24. bxc4 Qe7 25. Nd3 c5 26. Qa3 Kf8 27. Qb3 b6 28. Qb5 cxd4 29. exd4 Qd6 30. Nf4 Qc6+ 31. Qxc6 Rxc6 32. d5 Rd6 33. dxe6 Nc5 34. e7+ Kxe7 35. Nd5+ Kf8 36. Ra1 Rc8 37. Rdb1 Nd7 38. Ne3 Ne5 39. Rc1 Rd2 40. Rcb1 Nd3 41. Rf1 g6 42. Ra3 Rc6 43. Rb3 Nc5 44. Ra3 Ne4 45. Raa1 Rf6 46. Ng4 Rfd6 47. Ne3 Rf6 48. Ng4 Rf5 49. Rfd1 Rc5 50. Rxd2 Nxd2 51. Nf6 Ke7 52. Nd5+ Kd6 53. Rd1 Nxc4 54. Nxb6+ Kc6 55. Nd7 Rd5 56. Rc1 Rd4 57. Ne5+ Kc5 58. Nxf7 Kb4 59. Ng5 Nd2 60. Ne6 Rc4 61. Ra1 Kb3 62. f4 Kb2 63. Re1 Rxa4 64. Re5 Kc3 65. f5 Nc4 66. Rc5 gxf5 67. Kh3 Ra2 68. Rxf5 a4 69. Nc7 Rd2 70. Rf8 Rd7 71. Nb5+ Kb4 72. Rb8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2796) – Tomashevsky, Evgeny (2702) [C84]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (7.2), 2017-11-23
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a3 O-O 9. Nc3 Bg4 10. Be3 Nd4 11. Bxd4 exd4 12. Nd5 Nd7 13. h3 Bxf3 14. Qxf3 a5 15. Nxe7+ Qxe7 16. Qg3 a4 17. Ba2 Qe5 18. f4 Qc5 19. Rfe1 Rae8 20. Re2 Re7 21. b4 axb3 22. Bxb3 Qb6 23. Rb1 Qa6 24. Qg5 Rfe8 25. Qd5 Qxa3 26. Qxb5 Qc5 27. Bd5 Qxb5 28. Rxb5 Rc8 29. Bb7 Rb8 30. Re1 Nc5 31. Bc6 Rxb5 32. Bxb5 f5 33. e5 dxe5 34. fxe5 g6 35. Kf2 Kg7 36. Kf3 g5 37. h4 Kg6 38. Bc4 Nd7 39. e6 Nf8 40. g4 fxg4+ 41. Kxg4 gxh4 42. Re4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Svidler, Peter (2763) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2780) [D37]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (7.3), 2017-11-23
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. d4 Be7 5. g3 O-O 6. Bg2 dxc4 7. Ne5 Nc6 8. Bxc6 bxc6 9. Nxc6 Qe8 10. Nxe7+ Qxe7 11. Qa4 c5 12. dxc5 Qxc5 13. Be3 Qc7 14. O-O Nd5 15. Bd4 Bd7 16. Qa3 a5 17. Rad1 Nb4 18. Bc5 Qxc5 19. Rxd7 Rab8 20. Rfd1 h6 21. Qa4 Nd5 22. Nxd5 exd5 23. R7xd5 Qb4 24. Qc2 Qxb2 25. Qxc4 Rb4 26. Qc5 Qxa2 27. Qxa5 Rb2 28. Qxa2 Rxa2 29. e3 g6 30. g4 Rfa8 31. Kg2 R8a5 32. h4 Kg7 33. Kg3 R2a3 34. Kf4 R3a4+ 35. e4 Rxd5 36. Rxd5 Ra3 37. f3 Rc3 38. Ra5 Rb3 39. Rc5 Ra3 40. Rb5 Rc3 41. Kg3 Ra3 42. g5 hxg5 43. hxg5 Rc3 44. Kg4 Ra3 45. Rb7 Ra4 46. Kf4 Ra5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Jakovenko, Dmitry (2721) – Harikrishna, Pentala (2738) [B49]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (7.4), 2017-11-23
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3 a6 7. Be2 Nf6 8. O-O Be7 9. f4 d6 10. a4 O-O 11. Kh1 Re8 12. Bf3 Nxd4 13. Qxd4 e5 14. Qd2 exf4 15. Bxf4 Be6 16. Rfd1 Rad8 17. a5 Ng4 18. Bxg4 Bxg4 19. Nd5 Qd7 20. Rf1 Be6 21. b3 Bxd5 22. Qxd5 Qc6 23. Rad1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ding, Liren (2774) – Giri, Anish (2762) [D77]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (7.5), 2017-11-23
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 Nf6 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 dxc4 7. Na3 c5 8. dxc5 c3 9. Nb5 Na6 10. Nxc3 Nxc5 11. Be3 Nfe4 12. Nxe4 Nxe4 13. Bd4 Bxd4 14. Qxd4 Qxd4 15. Nxd4 Nd6 16. Rfc1 Rd8 17. Rc7 Kf8 18. Rac1 Ne8 19. R7c4 Nd6 20. Rc5 Bd7 21. f4 Rac8 22. Kf2 Rxc5 23. Rxc5 Rc8 24. b4 f5 25. Bd5 Kg7 26. Nf3 e6 27. Rxc8 Bxc8 28. Bb3 Kf6 29. Ke3 Bd7 30. a4 Nf7 31. Kd4 h6 32. a5 b6 33. axb6 axb6 34. e4 fxe4 35. Nd2 e5+ 36. fxe5+ Nxe5 37. Nxe4+ Kf5 38. Nd6+ Kf6 39. Bd5 g5 40. Ne4+ Kf5 41. Nd6+ Kf6 42. Ne4+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Inarkiev, Ernesto (2683) – Vallejo Pons, Francisco (2705) [C17]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (7.6), 2017-11-23
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Ba5 6. b4 cxd4 7. Qg4 Kf8 8. Nb5 Bb6 9. Nf3 Nc6 10. Bb2 Nge7 11. Bd3 Ng6 12. Qg3 f6 13. Bxg6 hxg6 14. Nbxd4 Nxd4 15. Bxd4 Kf7 16. O-O Bd7 17. Rfe1 Rc8 18. c3 g5 19. Re3 Bxd4 20. cxd4 Rh5 21. exf6 gxf6 22. Rae1 Qc7 23. Qg4 Rch8 24. Rxe6 Bxe6 25. Qxe6+ Kg7 26. h3 Qf7 27. Qd6 Re8 28. Rc1 Qe6 29. Qg3 Rh7 30. h4 Reh8 31. Rc7+ Kf8 32. Rxh7 Rxh7 33. hxg5 Qe4 34. Qd6+ Ke8 35. Qb8+ Kf7 36. Qc7+ Kg6 37. Qc1 Rh5 38. Qd1 Rh8 39. gxf6 Kxf6 40. Ne5 Ke6 41. Ng4 Kd6 42. f3 Qf4 43. Kf2 Rf8 44. Ne3 Qh4+ 45. Ke2 Re8 46. Qd3 Qg5 47. Kf2 Qh4+ 48. Ke2 Qg5 49. Kf2 Qh4+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Radjabov, Teimour (2741) – Li, Chao b (2741) [A10]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (7.7), 2017-11-23
1. c4 g6 2. e4 e5 3. d4 Nf6 4. Nf3 exd4 5. e5 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Qe7 7. Bxb4 Qxb4+ 8. Qd2 Qxd2+ 9. Nbxd2 Nh5 10. Nxd4 Nc6 11. N2f3 b6 12. Nb5 Kd8 13. O-O-O Re8 14. g3 a6 15. Nbd4 Bb7 16. Nxc6+ Bxc6 17. Bh3 f5 18. Bg2 b5 19. Rhe1 bxc4 20. Nh4 Bxg2 21. Nxg2 Rb8 22. Rd4 g5 23. Red1 Rxe5 24. Rxd7+ Kc8 25. Rxh7 Nf6 26. Rh8+ Kb7 27. Rxb8+ Kxb8 28. Ne3 f4 29. Nxc4 Re2 30. Rd2 Re1+ 31. Kc2 Kb7 32. Kd3 Rh1 33. gxf4 gxf4 34. f3 Rf1 35. Ne5 Re1 36. Ng4 Nd5 37. h4 c5 38. h5 Nb4+ 39. Kc4 Rc1+ 40. Kb3 Nc6 41. h6 Nd4+ 42. Ka3 Nxf3 43. h7 Nxd2 44. h8=Q Nc4+ 45. Ka4 Nb6+ 46. Kb3 a5 47. Qf6 a4+ 48. Ka3 Ka6 49. Qxf4 Nc4+ 50. Kxa4 Nxb2+ 51. Kb3 Nd3 52. Qd6+ Kb5 53. a4+  1 – 0 (view game)

Eljanov, Pavel (2707) – Hammer, Jon Ludvig (2629) [B10]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (7.8), 2017-11-23
1. e4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Bf4 Bg4 6. Nbd2 Nc6 7. c3 e6 8. Qb3 Bd6 9. Qxb7 O-O 10. Bg3 Rc8 11. Bd3 Bxg3 12. hxg3 Qd6 13. Qa6 Rb8 14. Nb3 Rb6 15. Qa4 e5 16. dxe5 Nxe5 17. Nxe5 Qxe5+ 18. Kf1 Re8 19. Bxh7+ Nxh7 20. Qxg4 Rf6 21. Nd4 Ng5 22. Kg1 Rxf2 23. Kxf2 Qe3+ 24. Kf1 Ne4 25. Qxg7+  1 – 0 (view game)

Riazantsev, Alexander (2651) – Gelfand, Boris (2719) [E00]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (7.9), 2017-11-23
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Bb4+ 4. Nd2 O-O 5. Bg2 d5 6. Nf3 b6 7. O-O Bb7 8. a3 Be7 9. cxd5 exd5 10. b4 a5 11. b5 c6 12. bxc6 Nxc6 13. Bb2 a4 14. Qb1 b5 15. Ne5 Qb6 16. Nxc6 Bxc6 17. Bc3 Rfc8 18. e3 Bd7 19. Bb4 Bxb4 20. Qxb4 Rc7 21. Nf3 Rac8 22. Ne5 Bf5 23. Ra2 Ne4 24. Rb2 Nc3 25. Ra1 f6 26. Nf3 Kf7 27. Rd2 Rc4 28. Qb2 Ne4 29. Re2 b4 30. Nh4 Bg4 31. h3 Bxe2 32. Qxe2 g6 33. axb4 Qxb4 34. Qg4 Qb7 35. Bxe4 dxe4 36. Kg2 Rc2 37. d5 Rxf2+ 38. Kg1 f5 39. Qd1 Rcc2 40. Qd4 Qb2  0 – 1 (view game)

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Palma de Mallorca FIDE Grand Prix 2017 Round 6

Posted by 365Chess.com on November 23, 2017 in Chess news

Aronian, Levon (2801) – Svidler, Peter (2763) [E60]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (6.1), 2017-11-22
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. f3 c5 4. d5 Bg7 5. e4 d6 6. Nc3 e6 7. Nge2 exd5 8. cxd5 a6 9. a4 Nbd7 10. Ng3 Nh5 11. Nxh5 gxh5 12. Bd3 O-O 13. O-O f5 14. exf5 Ne5 15. Bc2 Bxf5 16. Bxf5 Rxf5 17. Ne4 c4 18. Qc2 Qb6+ 19. Kh1 Rff8 20. Ng5 Nd3 21. Ne6 Rae8 22. Nxg7 Nf2+ 23. Kg1 Nd3+ 24. Kh1 Nf2+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Harikrishna, Pentala (2738) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2796) [A33]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (6.2), 2017-11-22
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. g3 Qb6 7. Nf3 Bb4 8. Bg2 O-O 9. O-O Bxc3 10. bxc3 Qc5 11. Qa4 Re8 12. Nd4 Ne5 13. Qb5 d6 14. Qxc5 dxc5 15. Nb5 Rd8 16. Na3 a6 17. Bf4 Ned7 18. Rfd1 Re8 19. Rab1 e5 20. Be3 e4 21. h3 h6 22. Nc2 b6 23. a4 Ne5 24. Na3 Be6 25. Rxb6 Bxc4 26. Rb2 Nd5 27. Bf4 Nxc3 28. Rdd2 Nxe2+ 29. Kh2 Nxf4 30. gxf4 Nd3 31. Nxc4 Nxb2 32. Rxb2 Rab8 33. Rc2 Rb4 34. a5 Ra4 35. Bf1 Re6 36. Rd2 Ra1 37. f5 Re8 38. Be2 g6 39. fxg6 fxg6 40. Kg2 Kg7 41. Rd7+ Kf6 42. Ra7 Ra2 43. Rxa6+ Re6 44. Rxe6+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2780) – Ding, Liren (2774) [D43]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (6.3), 2017-11-22
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c6 5. g3 dxc4 6. Bg2 Nbd7 7. O-O Be7 8. a4 O-O 9. a5 Nd5 10. Bd2 b5 11. axb6 Qxb6 12. Na4 Qd8 13. Qc2 Ba6 14. Rfd1 Bb5 15. e4 Nb4 16. Bxb4 Bxb4 17. d5 cxd5 18. Nd4 Bxa4 19. Rxa4 Bc5 20. exd5 Bxd4 21. Rxd4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri, Anish (2762) – Jakovenko, Dmitry (2721) [C65]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (6.4), 2017-11-22
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. Qe2 Re8 8. Nc4 Nd7 9. Rg1 Bb4+ 10. Bd2 Bxd2+ 11. Qxd2 Qf6 12. h4 c5 13. O-O-O b5 14. Ne3 Nb6 15. Qa5 a6 16. Kb1 Be6 17. h5 h6 18. b3 Qf4 19. Rh1 Qf6 20. Rd2 Bd7 21. c4 Qd6 22. Nh4 Qc6 23. Rc1 Be6 24. f3 Nd7 25. Nd5 Rac8 26. g4 Qb7 27. Nf5 Bxf5 28. gxf5 c6 29. Ne3 Nf6 30. Rh2 Qd7 31. Rd1 Kh7 32. Qe1 Qd4 33. Nc2 Qd6 34. Ne3 Qd4 35. Nc2 Qd6 36. Ne3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Tomashevsky, Evgeny (2702) – Radjabov, Teimour (2741) [B08]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (6.5), 2017-11-22
1. d4 d6 2. e4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Be2 O-O 6. O-O c6 7. a4 Nbd7 8. a5 Qc7 9. Be3 e5 10. h3 exd4 11. Bxd4 Re8 12. Bc4 Nf8 13. Re1 Be6 14. Bf1 N8d7 15. Ng5 a6 16. Qd2 c5 17. Be3 Ne5 18. Bf4 Rad8 19. Nxe6 fxe6 20. Na4 Nf7 21. Rad1 Nh5 22. Be3 Nf6 23. Bf4 Qc6 24. Nc3 Kh8 25. b3 h6 26. Bd3 g5 27. Bh2 Nd7 28. Ne2 Nfe5 29. f4 gxf4 30. Nxf4 Bf6 31. Kh1 Kh7 32. Rf1 Bg5 33. Qe2 Nf6 34. Nh5 Rf8 35. Bxe5 dxe5 36. Nxf6+ Bxf6 37. Bc4 Qe8 38. Qg4 Rxd1 39. Rxd1 Rg8 40. Qxe6 Qxe6 41. Bxe6 Rd8 42. Bd5 Kg7 43. g3 Rd7 44. h4 Bd8 45. Ra1 Kf6 46. Kg2 Kg6 47. Kf3 Rg7 48. c3 h5 49. Ra2 Kf6 50. Kg2 Kg6 51. Kf2 Kf6 52. Kf3 Kg6 53. b4 cxb4 54. cxb4 Kh6 55. Rc2 Be7 56. Rb2 Bd8 57. Rb3 b6 58. b5  1 – 0 (view game)

Riazantsev, Alexander (2651) – Rapport, Richard (2692) [A91]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (6.6), 2017-11-22
1. d4 e6 2. c4 f5 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 d5 6. O-O Ne4 7. Nc3 c6 8. Nd2 Nd6 9. b3 Nd7 10. a4 h5 11. b4 h4 12. b5 hxg3 13. hxg3 Nf6 14. Qb3 Bd7 15. a5 a6 16. bxc6 bxc6 17. Ba3 Rb8 18. Qc2 Nfe4 19. Ncxe4 fxe4 20. Rfb1 Rxb1+ 21. Qxb1 e3 22. Qg6+ Nf7 23. Bxe7 Qxe7 24. fxe3 O-O 25. Qd3 Qg5 26. e4 dxc4 27. Nxc4 c5 28. Qe3 Qxe3+ 29. Nxe3 cxd4 30. Nc2 e5 31. e3 Rc8 32. Nb4 dxe3 33. Bf1 Rb8 34. Nxa6 Rb2 35. Nc5 Ng5 36. Bg2 Bh3 37. Bxh3 Nf3+  0 – 1 (view game)

Li, Chao b (2741) – Eljanov, Pavel (2707) [D15]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (6.7), 2017-11-22
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. c5 Bf5 6. Qb3 Ra7 7. Bf4 Nbd7 8. h3 e6 9. e3 Be7 10. Be2 O-O 11. O-O Ne4 12. Nxe4 Bxe4 13. Ne5 Nxe5 14. Bxe5 a5 15. a4 Re8 16. Rfc1 Bf6 17. Bxf6 Qxf6 18. Qc3 e5 19. Bf1 h5 20. b4 axb4 21. Qxb4 Rea8 22. Ra3 h4 23. Rca1 g5 24. a5 Kg7 25. Qb2 Re8 26. Rb3 Re7 27. Be2 Bf5 28. dxe5 Qxe5 29. Qxe5+ Rxe5 30. Kf1 Kf8 31. Ke1 Ke7 32. Kd2 Kd8 33. f3 Kc7 34. Rb4 f6 35. Bd3 Bd7 36. a6 Re8 37. Rxb7+ Rxb7 38. axb7 Kxb7 39. Ba6+ Kc7 40. Bd3 Kb7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Hammer, Jon Ludvig (2629) – Vallejo Pons, Francisco (2705) [D20]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (6.8), 2017-11-22
1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e4 e5 4. Nf3 exd4 5. Bxc4 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Bxd2+ 7. Nbxd2 Nc6 8. O-O Qf6 9. e5 Qg6 10. Nb3 Bh3 11. Nh4 Qg5 12. Qf3 Be6 13. Bxe6 fxe6 14. Qe4 O-O-O 15. Nf3 Qf5 16. Rfe1 Nh6 17. Nfxd4 Nxd4 18. Nxd4 Qxe4 19. Rxe4 Rhe8 20. Rc1 Rd5 21. Kf1 Nf5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Gelfand, Boris (2719) – Inarkiev, Ernesto (2683) [A29]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (6.9), 2017-11-22
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. d3 Re8 8. Nd5 Nxd5 9. cxd5 Ne7 10. a3 Ba5 11. b4 Bb6 12. Nd2 c6 13. dxc6 Nxc6 14. Bb2 a6 15. Rc1 Be6 16. e3 Qd7 17. Nc4 Ba7 18. a4 Nxb4 19. Ba3 a5 20. Nxa5 Na2 21. Rc4 Bxe3 22. Nxb7 Bxc4 23. dxc4 Bd4 24. Nxd6 Nc3 25. Qh5 Rxa4 26. Nxe8 Rxa3 27. Nxg7 Kxg7 28. Qg5+ Kf8 29. Qh6+ Ke7 30. Qxh7 Qg4 31. Qh6 Ra2 32. Qc6 Qf5 33. c5 Kf8 34. Kh1 Kg7 35. f4 e4 36. g4 Qxg4 37. Bxe4 Ne2  0 – 1 (view game)

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Palma de Mallorca FIDE Grand Prix 2017 Round 5

Posted by 365Chess.com on November 21, 2017 in Chess news

Ding, Liren (2774) – Aronian, Levon (2801) [D38]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (5.1), 2017-11-20
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 O-O 7. e3 Bf5 8. Qb3 Bxc3+ 9. Qxc3 h6 10. Bh4 g5 11. Bg3 Ne4 12. Qxc7 Nc6 13. Qxd8 Rfxd8 14. Be2 Rac8 15. O-O h5 16. h4 g4 17. Ne5 Nb4 18. Bf4 f6 19. Nd3 Nc3 20. bxc3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2796) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2780) [B52]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (5.2), 2017-11-20
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Bxd7+ Nxd7 5. O-O Ngf6 6. Re1 e6 7. c3 Be7 8. d4 O-O 9. Bg5 h6 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. Na3 cxd4 12. cxd4 Nb6 13. Rc1 d5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Jakovenko, Dmitry (2721) – Svidler, Peter (2763) [A39]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (5.3), 2017-11-20
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. O-O O-O 7. d4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 d6 9. e3 Bg4 10. Qd2 Qd7 11. b3 Bh3 12. Bb2 Bxg2 13. Kxg2 Rac8 14. Rac1 Rfd8 15. Rfd1 a6 16. Qe2 e6 17. Nxc6 Qxc6+ 18. Qf3 Ne8 19. Ba1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Radjabov, Teimour (2741) – Harikrishna, Pentala (2738) [A09]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (5.4), 2017-11-20
1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 d4 3. g3 c5 4. Bg2 Nc6 5. O-O e5 6. d3 Nf6 7. e3 Be7 8. exd4 cxd4 9. Re1 Nd7 10. Na3 O-O 11. Nc2 a5 12. b3 f6 13. Nd2 Nc5 14. Ne4 Bf5 15. Nxc5 Bxc5 16. a3 Rb8 17. Rb1 Qd6 18. Qf3 Bg6 19. h4 h5 20. Rd1 Rfe8 21. b4 axb4 22. Qd5+ Qxd5 23. Bxd5+ Kh7 24. axb4 Bf8 25. Kf1 Rec8 26. b5 Na5 27. Rb2 e4 28. Bxe4 Bxe4 29. dxe4 Nxc4 30. Ra2 Nd6 31. Nxd4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri, Anish (2762) – Riazantsev, Alexander (2651) [B10]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (5.5), 2017-11-20
1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Qe2 Nxe4 6. Qxe4 Qa5 7. Qf4 Qf5 8. Qe3 Qxc2 9. Bd3 Qa4 10. O-O f6 11. b3 Qa5 12. Bb2 Na6 13. Rfe1 Nc7 14. b4 Qh5 15. b5 Nxb5 16. Nd4 Nxd4 17. Bxd4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Tomashevsky, Evgeny (2702) – Rapport, Richard (2692) [D07]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (5.6), 2017-11-20
1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nf3 Bg4 4. Nc3 e6 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 Be7 7. Bxe7 Ngxe7 8. e3 O-O 9. Be2 Qd6 10. O-O Nd8 11. Nb5 Qb6 12. Ne5 Bxe2 13. Qxe2 c6 14. Nc3 Re8 15. Qc2 a5 16. Rab1 Ne6 17. a3 Ng6 18. Nxg6 hxg6 19. Rfc1 Rec8 20. b4 Qd8 21. Qb3 axb4 22. axb4 g5 23. Qd1 g6 24. h3 Kg7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vallejo Pons, Francisco (2705) – Li, Chao b (2741) [C42]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (5.7), 2017-11-20
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 Nc6 8. Qd2 Be6 9. O-O-O Qd7 10. Kb1 a6 11. h3 O-O-O 12. Be2 Bf6 13. Nd4 Bxd4 14. cxd4 d5 15. g4 f6 16. Rdg1 Na7 17. Rg3 Kb8 18. h4 h6 19. Bf4 g5 20. Be3 Nc8 21. f4 Nd6 22. Qb4 gxh4 23. Rxh4 f5 24. g5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Eljanov, Pavel (2707) – Inarkiev, Ernesto (2683) [A15]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (5.8), 2017-11-20
1. c4 Nf6 2. g3 c6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Bg2 g6 5. b3 Bg7 6. Bb2 O-O 7. O-O b6 8. d4 Bb7 9. Nc3 e6 10. Qc2 Qe7 11. Rad1 Na6 12. Qb1 Rfd8 13. Qa1 Rac8 14. e3 Ne4 15. Nxe4 dxe4 16. Ne1 c5 17. Nc2 Rd7 18. dxc5 Bxb2 19. Qxb2 Nxc5 20. Rxd7 Qxd7 21. Qd4 Qe7 22. Rd1 Nd3 23. Ne1 Nxe1 24. Rxe1 Rd8 25. Qa1 Qd6 26. Bf1 e5 27. Be2 Qb4 28. Rd1 Rd2 29. a3 Qd6 30. b4 Rd3 31. Qb1 Qc6 32. b5 Rxd1+ 33. Qxd1 Qc7 34. Qd2 Kf8 35. Qb4+ Kg7 36. Kf1 Bc8 37. Ke1 Be6 38. h4 f5 39. Qc3 Kf7 40. Kd2 Qd6+ 41. Kc2 Ke7 42. Qb4 Qxb4 43. axb4 Kd6 44. Kc3 h6 45. Bd1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Gelfand, Boris (2719) – Hammer, Jon Ludvig (2629) [A29]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (5.9), 2017-11-20
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O e4 7. Ng5 Bxc3 8. bxc3 Re8 9. f3 e3 10. d3 d5 11. Qb3 Na5 12. Qa3 b6 13. cxd5 Nxd5 14. f4 Bb7 15. c4 Ne7 16. Nf3 c5 17. Bb2 Nf5 18. Bc3 Nc6 19. Qb2 Rb8 20. Rab1 Ncd4 21. Nxd4 cxd4 22. Be1 Bxg2 23. Kxg2 a6 24. g4 Nh6 25. h3 f5 26. g5 Nf7 27. Bg3 b5 28. Rfc1  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Palma de Mallorca FIDE Grand Prix 2017 Round 4

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

Aronian, Levon (2801) – Giri, Anish (2762) [A15]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (4.1), 2017-11-19
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. d3 Bg7 6. Bd2 O-O 7. g3 c5 8. h4 Nc6 9. h5 Nxc3 10. bxc3 c4 11. hxg6 hxg6 12. Qa4 Na5 13. d4 b6 14. Bg2 Bb7 15. Qc2 Qd5 16. Nh4 Qd7 17. e4 e5 18. d5 Bc8 19. f4 Qe7 20. f5 g5 21. Qd1 gxh4 22. Rxh4 Rd8 23. Qh5 Kf8 24. Rg4 Bf6 25. Bh6+ Ke8 26. Rg8+ Kd7 27. d6  1 – 0 (view game)

Svidler, Peter (2763) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2796) [A33]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (4.2), 2017-11-19
1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Bf4 d5 7. e3 Bb4 8. Be2 Bd7 9. O-O dxc4 10. Bxc4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2780) – Radjabov, Teimour (2741) [B30]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (4.3), 2017-11-19
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6 4. O-O Nge7 5. d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Ng6 7. Be3 Be7 8. Be2 O-O 9. Nc3 Qc7 10. f4 Nxd4 11. Qxd4 b6 12. Qd2 Bb7 13. Rad1 Bc6 14. a3 Bf6 15. g3 Rac8 16. e5 Be7 17. h4 Rfd8 18. h5 Nf8 19. Ba6 Rb8 20. Qd6 Bxd6 21. exd6 Qc8 22. Bxc8 Rbxc8 23. a4 h6 24. Ra1 Ba8 25. a5 Rc6 26. Rfd1 b5 27. a6 b4 28. Nb5 Rxc2 29. Rd2 Rdc8 30. Nc7 Rxd2 31. Bxd2 Bc6 32. Be3 Nh7 33. Bxa7 Nf6 34. Bc5 Ne4 35. Bxb4 Nxg3 36. a7 Ne2+ 37. Kh2 Nxf4 38. Ra6 Be4 39. Rb6 Nxh5 40. Rb8 Rf8 41. Bd2 Nf6 42. b4  1 – 0 (view game)

Inarkiev, Ernesto (2683) – Ding, Liren (2774) [C88]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (4.4), 2017-11-19
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. Qf3 Bc5 13. h3 Bb7 14. Nd2 Kh8 15. Qg3 Qe7 16. Qh4 g5 17. Qxg5 Rg8 18. Qf5 Rg7 19. Nf3 Rag8 20. Bg5 Nxe4 21. h4 Nxg5 22. hxg5 Rxg5 23. Nxg5 Rxg5 24. Qh3 Qf6 25. Re3 Rxg2+ 26. Qxg2 Bxg2 27. Kxg2 Bxe3 28. fxe3 c5 29. Bc4 Qg6+ 30. Kf3 Qf5+ 31. Kg3 Qe4 32. b3 Qxe3+ 33. Kg2 Qd2+ 34. Kh1 f5 35. Rg1 Qh6+ 36. Kg2 Kg7 37. Rd1 Qg5+ 38. Kf2 Qf4+ 39. Ke2 Qh2+ 40. Ke3 f4+ 41. Ke4 Qxc2+ 42. Rd3 Kf6 43. Bxa6 Qg2+ 44. Rf3 Ke6  0 – 1 (view game)

Harikrishna, Pentala (2738) – Vallejo Pons, Francisco (2705) [A21]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (4.5), 2017-11-19
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Bb4 3. Nd5 Na6 4. Nxb4 Nxb4 5. a3 Nc6 6. b4 d5 7. e3 Nf6 8. Bb2 d4 9. Nf3 Bg4 10. h3 Bxf3 11. gxf3 O-O 12. Qc2 a5 13. b5 Ne7 14. f4 dxe3 15. O-O-O e2 16. Bxe2 exf4 17. h4 Kh8 18. h5 h6 19. Rdg1 Qd6 20. c5 Qd5 21. Rh4 Rfe8 22. Rxf4 Neg8 23. Bf3 Qe6 24. Qc3 Rad8 25. Rfg4 Qf5 26. Rxg7 Re1+ 27. Rxe1 Kxg7 28. Bxb7 Kf8 29. f3 Nxh5 30. Qe5 Qd7 31. Bc3 Ngf6 32. Bc6 Qe6 33. Qxe6  1 – 0 (view game)

Eljanov, Pavel (2707) – Jakovenko, Dmitry (2721) [A37]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (4.6), 2017-11-19
1. c4 c5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 d6 6. a3 e6 7. b4 Nge7 8. O-O O-O 9. Bb2 cxb4 10. axb4 Nxb4 11. Qb3 Nec6 12. Nb5 Bxb2 13. Qxb2 a6 14. Nbd4 Rb8 15. Nxc6 Nxc6 16. Rfb1 b5 17. cxb5 Rxb5 18. Qc3 Qb6 19. Rxb5 axb5 20. Qf6 Bd7 21. Qf4 d5 22. h4 Qb8 23. Qh6 f6 24. Qe3 Ne5 25. Nxe5 Qxe5 26. Qxe5 fxe5 27. Ra7 Rd8 28. e3 Be8 29. Bh3 Rd6 30. Rb7 Ra6 31. d4 exd4 32. exd4 h5 33. Bf1 Ra1 34. Kg2 Rd1 35. Bxb5 Bf7 36. f4 Rxd4 37. Kf2 Rb4 38. Bc6 Rc4 39. Bb5 Rc3 40. Ra7 Kf8 41. Rb7 Ra3 42. Bc6 Ra6 43. Bb5 Ra8 44. Bc6 Rc8 45. Rb6 Ke7 46. Ke3 Be8 47. Bxe8 Rxe8 48. Kf3 Rc8 49. Rb3 Kf6 50. Rd3 Rc5 51. g4 hxg4+ 52. Kxg4 Rc8 53. Rh3 Rh8 54. Rd3 Rd8 55. Kf3 Kf5 56. Ra3 Rc8 57. Re3 Rh8 58. Re5+ Kf6 59. Kg4 d4 60. Re2 d3 61. Rd2 Rd8 62. Kf3 Kf5 63. Ke3 Rd6 64. Kf3 Rd7 65. Ke3 Rd8 66. Kf3 Rh8 67. Rh2 d2 68. Ke2 Rd8 69. Kd1 Kxf4 70. h5 gxh5 71. Rxh5 e5 72. Rh4+ Kf3 73. Rh3+ Kg4 74. Re3 Kf4 75. Re2 e4 76. Rf2+ Kg3 77. Re2 Kf3 78. Rh2 e3 79. Rh3+ Kf2  0 – 1 (view game)

Riazantsev, Alexander (2651) – Tomashevsky, Evgeny (2702) [E32]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (4.7), 2017-11-19
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 d5 7. Nf3 dxc4 8. Qxc4 b6 9. Bg5 Ba6 10. Qa4 Qd7 11. Qc2 c5 12. Bxf6 gxf6 13. Rd1 Rc8 14. Qd2 Qe7 15. h4 Nd7 16. Rh3 Kh8 17. Qh6 Rg8 18. h5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Rapport, Richard (2692) – Hammer, Jon Ludvig (2629) [D35]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (4.8), 2017-11-19
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 Be7 6. e3 c6 7. Qc2 Nbd7 8. Nf3 h6 9. Bf4 Nh5 10. O-O-O Nxf4 11. exf4 g5 12. Bd3 gxf4 13. Rhe1 Kf8 14. Bf5 Bb4 15. a3 Bxc3 16. Qxc3 Nb6 17. g4 Bxf5 18. Qc5+ Kg7 19. gxf5 Qf6 20. Re7 Rhe8 21. Rg1+ Kh7 22. Rge1 Rxe7 23. Qxe7 Qxf5 24. Nh4 Qd7 25. Qf6 Rg8 26. Re7 Qg4 27. Nf5 Qg1+ 28. Kc2 Qxf2+ 29. Kb3  1 – 0 (view game)

Li, Chao b (2741) – Gelfand, Boris (2719) [D43]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (4.9), 2017-11-19
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 dxc4 7. e4 g5 8. Bg3 b5 9. Be2 Bb7 10. h4 g4 11. Ne5 Nbd7 12. Nxd7 Qxd7 13. Be5 Bg7 14. Bxg4 O-O-O 15. Bh3 Ne8 16. Bxg7 Nxg7 17. Ne2 f5 18. b3 fxe4 19. bxc4 Nf5 20. O-O Nxd4 21. Nxd4 Qxd4 22. Bxe6+ Kb8 23. Qxd4 Rxd4 24. Rad1  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Palma de Mallorca FIDE Grand Prix 2017 Round 3

Posted by 365Chess.com on November 18, 2017 in Chess news

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2796) – Aronian, Levon (2801) [C84]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (3.1), 2017-11-18
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a3 O-O 9. Nc3 Na5 10. Ba2 Be6 11. b4 Bxa2 12. Rxa2 Nc6 13. Bg5 Nd7 14. Bd2 Nf6 15. Re1 Qd7 16. Nd5 Nxd5 17. exd5 Nd8 18. a4 Rb8 19. c4 bxc4 20. dxc4 f5 21. b5 Ra8 22. Bc3 Nb7 23. Qc2 Bf6 24. Nd2 axb5 25. cxb5 Qf7 26. Qxf5 Qxd5 27. Qc2 Nc5 28. Ne4 Bh4 29. g3 Nxe4 30. Rxe4 Bd8 31. Bb4 Rf3 32. Ra3 Rf7 33. Qc4 Qxc4 34. Rxc4 d5 35. Rc2 d4 36. Rc5 Be7 37. Rc4 Bxb4 38. Rxb4 Rd7 39. Kg2 d3 40. Ra1 d2 41. Rd1 Rd4 42. Rxd4 exd4 43. Rxd2 Rxa4 44. Rc2 Ra5 45. Rxc7 Rxb5 46. Rc8+ Kf7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Radjabov, Teimour (2741) – Giri, Anish (2762) [D45]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (3.2), 2017-11-18
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. Be2 O-O 8. b3 b6 9. O-O Bb7 10. Bb2 Qe7 11. Rad1 Rad8 12. Rfe1 Rfe8 13. e4 Nxe4 14. Nxe4 dxe4 15. Qxe4 Bb4 16. Rf1 Bd6 17. Ne5 f5 18. Qf3 Nxe5 19. dxe5 Bc5 20. Bc3 a5 21. Qf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Tomashevsky, Evgeny (2702) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2780) [E63]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (3.3), 2017-11-18
1. d4 d6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. g3 a6 6. Bg2 Nf6 7. O-O O-O 8. e3 Rb8 9. Qe2 b5 10. Rd1 e6 11. b3 bxc4 12. Qxc4 Nb4 13. a3 Nbd5 14. Ne2 Bd7 15. Qc2 Bb5 16. Re1 c5 17. Bd2 Rc8 18. Qb1 Bxe2 19. Rxe2 cxd4 20. Nxd4 Nd7 21. Bxd5 exd5 22. Qd1 Qb6 23. Rc1 h5 24. Bc3 Bxd4 25. Qxd4 Qxd4 26. exd4 Nb8 27. Rec2 Rc6 28. Bb4 Rfc8 29. Rxc6 Rxc6 30. Rxc6 Nxc6 31. Bc3 Kf8 32. f3 f5 33. Kf2 Ke7 34. Ke3 Nd8 35. Kd3 Kd7 36. Bd2 Ne6 37. h4 Kc6 38. Be3 Nc7 39. a4 Ne6 40. Bd2 Kc7 41. Kc3 Kd7 42. Kd3 Kc7 43. Bc1 Kd7 44. Bg5 Ke8 45. Bd2 Kd7 46. Be3 Kd8 47. Kc3 Kc7 48. Kd3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ding, Liren (2774) – Eljanov, Pavel (2707) [A07]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (3.4), 2017-11-18
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 c6 3. Bg2 Bg4 4. O-O e6 5. h3 Bh5 6. c4 Nf6 7. d3 Be7 8. Qb3 Qb6 9. Be3 Qxb3 10. axb3 a6 11. g4 Bg6 12. Nc3 Nbd7 13. Nd2 O-O 14. f4 h6 15. cxd5 Nxd5 16. Nxd5 exd5 17. f5 Bh7 18. Bd4 Rfe8 19. e4 dxe4 20. dxe4 Rad8 21. Nc4 Nc5 22. Be3 Nxb3 23. Rad1 f6 24. Bb6 Bc5+ 25. Bxc5 Nxc5 26. Na5 Rxd1 27. Rxd1 g6 28. Rd4 Re7 29. b4 Na4 30. Rd8+ Kg7 31. Rb8 c5 32. Nxb7 cxb4 33. Na5 Re5 34. Rb7+ Kh8 35. Nc6 Rb5 36. Rxb5 axb5 37. Nxb4 gxf5 38. exf5 Bg8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Hammer, Jon Ludvig (2629) – Svidler, Peter (2763) [B51]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (3.5), 2017-11-18
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. d4 cxd4 5. Qxd4 a6 6. Bxd7+ Bxd7 7. Nc3 e5 8. Qd3 Rc8 9. Nd2 Be6 10. Nf1 Be7 11. Ne3 Nf6 12. O-O Qc7 13. a4 Qc5 14. Rd1 O-O 15. Bd2 Bd8 16. Nf5 Bxf5 17. exf5 d5 18. Rac1 Bb6 19. Qe2 h6 20. a5 Ba7 21. Na4 Qc6 22. b3 Rfe8 23. Kh1 Qd7 24. g4 d4 25. Qf3 e4 26. Qg2 Qc6 27. g5 hxg5 28. Bxg5 e3 29. f3 Re5 30. Qh3 e2 31. Rg1 d3 32. Nb6 Bxb6 33. axb6 Rce8 34. Bh6 Ng4 35. Rxg4 e1=Q+ 36. Rxe1 Rxe1+ 37. Kg2 R8e2+ 38. Kg3 Rg1+ 39. Kh4 Qxh6#  0 – 1 (view game)

Inarkiev, Ernesto (2683) – Harikrishna, Pentala (2738) [B85]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (3.6), 2017-11-18
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3 a6 7. Be2 Nf6 8. O-O Be7 9. f4 d6 10. Qe1 O-O 11. Qg3 Nxd4 12. Bxd4 b5 13. a3 Bb7 14. Kh1 Bc6 15. Rae1 Rad8 16. Bd3 Qd7 17. Nd1 Nh5 18. Qg4 Nf6 19. Qg3 Nh5 20. Qg4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Jakovenko, Dmitry (2721) – Riazantsev, Alexander (2651) [B12]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (3.7), 2017-11-18
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 Bg6 6. O-O Nd7 7. Nbd2 a6 8. Nb3 c5 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. Nxc5 Nxc5 11. Be3 Nd7 12. Nd4 Nxe5 13. f4 Nc6 14. c4 Nge7 15. cxd5 Qxd5 16. Nxc6 Qxd1 17. Raxd1 bxc6 18. Bc5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Rapport, Richard (2692) – Li, Chao b (2741) [C42]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (3.8), 2017-11-18
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d3 Nf6 6. d4 Be7 7. Bd3 O-O 8. O-O Re8 9. Bf4 Nbd7 10. c4 d5 11. Qb3 c5 12. cxd5 Nb6 13. Nc3 cxd4 14. Nxd4 Nfxd5 15. Nxd5 Qxd5 16. Nb5 Rd8 17. Be2 Qxb3 18. axb3 Nd5 19. Be5 Bd7 20. Rfd1 Bxb5 21. Bxb5 Nb4 22. Bc7 Rxd1+ 23. Rxd1 a6 24. Be2 Kf8 25. Bg4 g6 26. g3 h5 27. Bh3 Nc6 28. Rd7 Nb8 29. Rd5 Nc6 30. Rd7 Nb8 31. Rd5 Nc6 32. Bb6 Ke8 33. Rd7 Rb8 34. f4 h4 35. Kf2 hxg3+ 36. Kxg3 Bd8 37. Bc5 Be7 38. Bxe7 Nxe7 39. Kh4 f6 40. Be6 a5 41. Kg4 Kf8 42. h4 b5 43. h5 gxh5+ 44. Kxh5 a4 45. b4 Ke8 46. f5 Nc6 47. Rh7 Rd8 48. Kg6 Rd2 49. Kxf6 Kd8 50. Rb7 Nxb4 51. Rxb5 Rxb2 52. Ra5 Nc6 53. Rxa4 Rb4 54. Ra3 Kc7 55. Kf7 Ne5+ 56. Ke7 Nc6+ 57. Kf7 Ne5+ 58. Kg7 Rg4+ 59. Kf8 Rf4 60. Ke7 Nc6+ 61. Kf7 Rf2 62. Ra1 Rf4 63. Ra2 Kd6 64. Ra6 Kc7 65. f6 Ne5+ 66. Kg7 Rf1 67. Bh3 Rf3 68. Be6 Rf1 69. Ra7+ Kd6 70. Bh3 Rg1+ 71. Kf8 Rg3 72. Bc8 Rc3 73. Ra6+ Kc7 74. Re6 Re3 75. f7 Kxc8 76. Ke8 Nxf7 77. Rxe3 Nd6+ 78. Ke7 Nf5+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vallejo Pons, Francisco (2705) – Gelfand, Boris (2719) [B35]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (3.9), 2017-11-18
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Bc4 O-O 8. Bb3 d6 9. f3 Bd7 10. Qd2 Nxd4 11. Bxd4 b5 12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. Bxg7 Kxg7 14. exd5 a5 15. a3 Qb6 16. O-O-O Rfc8 17. g4 h5 18. h3 Rab8 19. Rhe1 a4 20. Ba2 b4 21. Qxb4 Qxb4 22. axb4 Rxb4 23. Rxe7 Rc7 24. c4 Kf6 25. Rde1 Rcb7 26. R1e4 h4 27. f4 Kg7 28. Re2 Kf8 29. R7e3 Rb8 30. Re4 Kg7 31. Re7 R8b7 32. R7e3 Rb8 33. Ra3 Kf6 34. Rc3 Kg7 35. Rf3 Kf6 36. Rd3 Kg7 37. Rd1 Kf6 38. Rdd2 Kg7 39. Re7 R8b7 40. Re3 Rb8 41. Ree2 Kf6 42. Rc2 R8b7 43. Kd1 Rb8 44. Ke1 R4b6 45. Kf2 Rb4 46. Kf3 Kg7 47. Ke4 f5+ 48. Kd3 fxg4 49. Re7+ Kh6 50. Rxd7 gxh3 51. Rxd6 Rxb2 52. Re6 h2 53. Re1 Rxc2 54. Kxc2 Re8 55. Rh1 Re2+ 56. Kc3 Rxa2 57. c5 Ra3+ 58. Kb4 Rf3 59. c6 Rxf4+ 60. Kb5 Rd4 61. c7 Rxd5+ 62. Kb4 Rd4+ 63. Kc3  1 – 0 (view game)

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Palma de Mallorca FIDE Grand Prix 2017 Round 2

Posted by 365Chess.com on November 18, 2017 in Chess news

Giri, Anish (2762) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2796) [B96]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (2.1), 2017-11-17
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 Nc5 15. Bd3 h5 16. g5 Ng4 17. Rhg1 g6 18. Rxg4 hxg4 19. Qxg4 e5 20. Nf3 Rc8 21. fxe5 dxe5 22. Kb1 Rd8 23. Nd5 Bxd5 24. exd5 Nxd3 25. Rxd3 O-O 26. h5 Qc4 27. Qh3 Qc8 28. Qxc8 Rxc8 29. Nxe5 Bxg5 30. d6 Bf4 31. d7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2801) – Inarkiev, Ernesto (2683) [D37]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (2.2), 2017-11-17
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Qc2 Nc6 9. Rd1 Qa5 10. a3 Re8 11. Nd2 e5 12. Bg5 Nd4 13. Qb1 Bf5 14. Bd3 Bxd3 15. Qxd3 Ne4 16. Nxd5 Nxg5 17. b4 Qa6 18. bxc5 Rad8 19. Nb4 Qa4 20. Qb1 a5 21. Nd5 Nc2+ 22. Ke2 Ne4 23. Nxe4 Qxc4+ 24. Kf3 Rxd5 25. g4 f5 26. gxf5 Rf8 27. Qxb7 Rxf5+ 28. Kg3 Rxd1 29. Rxd1 Nd4 30. exd4 Rf7 31. Qb1 Rf4 32. f3 Qe6 33. Ng5 Qh6 34. Qb8+  1 – 0 (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2780) – Jakovenko, Dmitry (2721) [A07]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (2.3), 2017-11-17
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 c6 4. O-O Bg4 5. h3 Bh5 6. d3 Nbd7 7. Qe1 e5 8. e4 Bd6 9. Nh4 O-O 10. Nf5 Bc7 11. Nc3 Nb6 12. a4 a5 13. f4 dxe4 14. dxe4 exf4 15. gxf4 Bg6 16. Ng3 Re8 17. e5 Nbd5 18. Qd1 Nxc3 19. Qxd8 Ne2+ 20. Nxe2 Raxd8 21. Ng3 Nh5 22. Nxh5 Bxh5 23. Ra3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Riazantsev, Alexander (2651) – Ding, Liren (2774) [E32]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (2.4), 2017-11-17
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 d5 7. Nf3 dxc4 8. Qxc4 b6 9. Bg5 Ba6 10. Qa4 Qd7 11. Qxd7 Nbxd7 12. Bxf6 gxf6 13. e3 Bb7 14. Be2 c5 15. O-O Rfc8 16. Rac1 Kf8 17. Rfd1 Ke7 18. Kf1 a6 19. Rd2 Be4 20. Rc3 b5 21. dxc5 Nxc5 22. Nd4 Na4 23. Rxc8 Rxc8 24. f3 Rc1+ 25. Kf2 Bg6 26. e4 e5 27. Nb3 Rb1 28. g4 h5 29. h3 h4 30. Na5 Nxb2 31. Nc6+ Kf8 32. Nb4 a5 33. Nc6 b4 34. axb4 axb4 35. Rd8+ Kg7 36. Rb8 Nd1+ 37. Bxd1 Rxd1 38. Nxb4 Rd2+ 39. Kg1 Kh6 40. Nd5 f5 41. gxf5 Bxf5 42. Rh8+ Kg5 43. Rg8+ Kh6 44. Rh8+ Kg5 45. Rg8+ Kh6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Svidler, Peter (2763) – Eljanov, Pavel (2707) [C53]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (2.5), 2017-11-17
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. O-O h6 7. Re1 O-O 8. h3 a5 9. Nbd2 Be6 10. Bb5 Qb8 11. Nf1 Qa7 12. Re2 a4 13. d4 exd4 14. Bxc6 d3 15. Qxd3 bxc6 16. Ng3 Qa6 17. Qd1 Bc4 18. Re1 Qb6 19. Nd4 Rfe8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vallejo Pons, Francisco (2705) – Radjabov, Teimour (2741) [E73]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (2.6), 2017-11-17
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Be2 O-O 6. Be3 e5 7. d5 a5 8. g4 Na6 9. h4 Nc5 10. f3 h5 11. g5 Nh7 12. Kd2 Bd7 13. Nh3 c6 14. Nf2 cxd5 15. exd5 f5 16. gxf6 Nxf6 17. Bxc5 dxc5 18. Kc2 a4 19. Qd2 a3 20. b3 e4 21. fxe4 Ng4 22. Nxg4 hxg4 23. h5 Rf2 24. h6 Be5 25. Raf1 g3 26. Rxf2 gxf2 27. Nd1 Qf6 28. Rf1 Bd4 29. Nxf2 Bxf2 30. e5 Qxe5 31. Rxf2 Bf5+ 32. Kd1 Qa1+ 33. Qc1 Qxa2 34. Rxf5 Qxb3+ 35. Kd2 Qa2+ 36. Ke1 Qb2 37. Qf4 Qb1+  0 – 1 (view game)

Harikrishna, Pentala (2738) – Tomashevsky, Evgeny (2702) [C53]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (2.7), 2017-11-17
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 a6 6. O-O d6 7. a4 Ba7 8. Re1 O-O 9. h3 h6 10. Nbd2 Re8 11. Nf1 Be6 12. Bxe6 Rxe6 13. b4 d5 14. Ng3 dxe4 15. dxe4 Qxd1 16. Rxd1 Rd6 17. Ba3 b5 18. Re1 Re8 19. c4 Rd3 20. axb5 axb5 21. c5 Ra8 22. Bb2 Nxb4 23. Rec1 Rb3 24. Bxe5 Nd3 25. Rd1 Nxe5 26. Nxe5 Rxg3 27. fxg3 Bxc5+ 28. Kh2 Rxa1 29. Rxa1 Nxe4 30. Rb1 b4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Li, Chao b (2741) – Hammer, Jon Ludvig (2629) [D35]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (2.8), 2017-11-17
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 c6 6. e3 Be7 7. Bd3 Nbd7 8. Qc2 Nh5 9. Bxe7 Qxe7 10. O-O-O Nb6 11. h3 g6 12. Nf3 Ng7 13. g4 Be6 14. Kb1 O-O-O 15. Na4 Ne8 16. Rc1 Nd6 17. Nc5 Kb8 18. Ne5 Bc8 19. Rhe1 f6 20. Nf3 Rhe8 21. Rg1 g5 22. Nd2 Rh8 23. Rce1 h5 24. f4 hxg4 25. hxg4 Rh3 26. fxg5 Rxe3 27. Nf3 fxg5 28. Ne5 Rxe1+ 29. Rxe1 Ka8 30. Qc1 Qg7 31. b3 Ne4 32. Rf1 Rf8 33. Rxf8 Qxf8 34. Nxe4 dxe4 35. Bxe4 Qb4 36. Qe3 a5 37. Kc2 Qa3 38. Kb1 Qb4 39. Kc2 Qa3 40. Kb1 Qb4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Gelfand, Boris (2719) – Rapport, Richard (2692) [A40]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (2.9), 2017-11-17
1. d4 e6 2. c4 b6 3. e4 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Bxd2+ 5. Qxd2 d5 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. Ne2 dxe4 8. Bxe4 Bb7 9. Nbc3 Nf6 10. Bf3 O-O 11. O-O Qc8 12. Rad1 Ne7 13. Bxb7 Qxb7 14. Ng3 Rad8 15. Qe3 Rfe8 16. f3 Qa6 17. b3 Qa5 18. Rd3 a6 19. Nge4 Nd7 20. a4 Nf5 21. Qd2 Qb4 22. Rb1 Nf8 23. d5 exd5 24. Nxd5 Qxd2 25. Rxd2 c6 26. Ndc3 Rxd2 27. Nxd2 Re3 28. Nde4 Ne6 29. Rd1 h5 30. b4 h4 31. h3 Ng3 32. Kf2 Nxe4+ 33. Kxe3 Nxc3 34. Rd6 Nxa4 35. Rxc6 Kf8 36. c5 bxc5 37. Rxa6 Nc3 38. Ra8+ Ke7 39. bxc5 Nd5+ 40. Ke4 Nf6+ 41. Ke5 Nxc5 42. Kf5 Ne6 43. Ra7+ Kf8 44. Ra8+ Ne8 45. Kg4 g5 46. g3 hxg3 47. Kxg3 f6 48. h4 Kf7 49. hxg5 Nxg5 50. f4 Ne4+ 51. Kg4 Ng7 52. f5  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Palma de Mallorca FIDE Grand Prix 2017

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

Jakovenko, Dmitry (2721) – Aronian, Levon (2801) [C84]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (1.1), 2017-11-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 d6 7. c3 O-O 8. Re1 Re8 9. Nbd2 Bf8 10. Nf1 b5 11. Bb3 h6 12. Ng3 Ne7 13. d4 Ng6 14. a4 Rb8 15. axb5 axb5 16. Ra7 Bd7 17. h3 b4 18. Be3 bxc3 19. bxc3 Qc8 20. Qc2 c6 21. Qa2 Be6 22. Bxe6 Qxe6 23. Qxe6 Rxe6 24. Rc7 exd4 25. Nxd4 Re7 26. Rxc6 Nxe4 27. Nxe4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2796) – Gelfand, Boris (2719) [B35]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (1.2), 2017-11-16
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Bc4 O-O 8. Bb3 d5 9. exd5 Na5 10. O-O Nxb3 11. Nxb3 b6 12. d6 e6 13. Qf3 Rb8 14. Rfd1 Bb7 15. Qh3 Rc8 16. Bd4 Nd5 17. Nxd5 Bxd5 18. Bxg7 Kxg7 19. Rac1 b5 20. Qg3 Qf6 21. Nd4 b4 22. c4 bxc3 23. Rxc3 Rxc3 24. bxc3 Rd8 25. h4 e5 26. Nf5+ Qxf5 27. Rxd5 Qe4 28. c4 f6 29. Qc3 Qb1+ 30. Kh2 Qxa2 31. Rd2 Qa4 32. g3 Qc6 33. c5 Rd7 34. Qc4  1 – 0 (view game)

Eljanov, Pavel (2707) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2780) [A07]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (1.3), 2017-11-16
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 Nd7 5. O-O Ngf6 6. a4 a5 7. c4 dxc4 8. Qc2 Nb6 9. e4 Bg4 10. Be3 Nfd7 11. Na3 O-O 12. Nxc4 Nxc4 13. Qxc4 c6 14. Qb3 Qb6 15. Qxb6 Nxb6 16. Rfc1 Bxf3 17. Bxf3 Rfd8 18. d5 Nd7 19. Rd1 cxd5 20. exd5 Be5 21. Rac1 Bd6 22. Rc3 b6 23. Be2 Nc5 24. Bb5 Be5 25. Rc2 Rac8 26. f4 Bg7 27. Kf1 Rd6 28. Ke2 Bf8 29. b3 Rcd8 30. Bc4 e6 31. Bxc5 bxc5 32. Rcd2 exd5 33. Rxd5 Rxd5 34. Rxd5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ding, Liren (2774) – Vallejo Pons, Francisco (2705) [A07]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (1.4), 2017-11-16
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nd7 3. d4 b5 4. e4 dxe4 5. Ng5 Bb7 6. Bg2 Ngf6 7. Nc3 e6 8. O-O a6 9. Ncxe4 Bd5 10. Re1 h6 11. Nxf6+ Nxf6 12. Ne4 Be7 13. Nxf6+ Bxf6 14. Bxd5 Qxd5 15. c3 Rd8 16. Bf4 c5 17. dxc5 Qxc5 18. Qf3 Qd5 19. Qxd5 Rxd5 20. a4 O-O  ½ – ½ (view game)

Tomashevsky, Evgeny (2702) – Svidler, Peter (2763) [E60]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (1.5), 2017-11-16
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 c5 4. d5 Bg7 5. Nc3 O-O 6. Bg2 d6 7. Nf3 e6 8. O-O exd5 9. cxd5 Re8 10. Bf4 Bf5 11. Bg5 h6 12. Bxf6 Bxf6 13. Nd2 Bc8 14. Nc4 Bxc3 15. bxc3 b5 16. Nd2 Nd7 17. Re1 a5 18. Qc2 b4 19. a3 Ba6 20. axb4 cxb4 21. cxb4 axb4 22. Qb2 Qb6 23. Ne4 Bc4 24. Rab1 b3 25. Nd2 Rxe2 26. Rxe2 Bxe2 27. Qxb3 Qd4 28. Qb2 Qxb2 29. Rxb2 Nf6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri, Anish (2762) – Rapport, Richard (2692) [A40]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (1.6), 2017-11-16
1. d4 e6 2. c4 b6 3. a3 Bb7 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bf4 Nc6 6. Nc3 Ne7 7. h3 Nf5 8. d5 Bd6 9. Qd2 exd5 10. cxd5 O-O 11. O-O-O Re8 12. e3 Bxf4 13. exf4 Ne7 14. Bc4 b5 15. Bb3 a5 16. Nxb5 a4 17. Bc2 Nexd5 18. Rhe1 d6 19. Nfd4 Rxe1 20. Rxe1 Nb6 21. Nf5 Qd7 22. Nc3 Re8 23. g4 Rxe1+ 24. Qxe1 g6 25. Ng3 Nfd5 26. f5 Nxc3 27. Qxc3 Qd8 28. Kb1 Bg2 29. f4 d5 30. fxg6 hxg6 31. f5 d4 32. Qd2 d3 33. Qxg2 Qd4 34. Bd1 Nc4 35. fxg6 fxg6 36. Qb7 Nd2+ 37. Ka2 Qc4+ 38. b3 Qc1 39. Qd5+ Kg7 40. Qd7+ Kf8 41. Qd8+ Kg7 42. Qd7+ Kf8 43. Qxd3 Qxd1 44. bxa4 c5 45. Ne4 Nxe4 46. Qxd1 Nc3+ 47. Kb3 Nxd1 48. a5 Ne3 49. a6 c4+ 50. Kc3 Nd5+ 51. Kxc4 Nc7 52. a7 g5 53. Kc5 Ke7 54. Kc6 Na8 55. Kd5 Kf6 56. Kd6 Kf7 57. Ke5 Kg6 58. Ke6 Nb6 59. a4 Na8 60. a5 Kg7 61. Kf5 Kh6 62. Kf6  1 – 0 (view game)

Inarkiev, Ernesto (2683) – Li, Chao b (2741) [D85]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (1.7), 2017-11-16
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Qa4+ Nd7 8. Nf3 O-O 9. Be2 Nb6 10. Qb4 Qd6 11. O-O Bg4 12. Qb3 c6 13. Rd1 Qc7 14. Ba3 Nc8 15. Rac1 Bxf3 16. Bxf3 Rd8 17. e5 e6 18. c4 Rb8 19. Be4 c5 20. Bxc5 f6 21. Bb4 fxe5 22. d5 b6 23. dxe6 Ne7 24. Rd7 Rxd7 25. exd7 Qxd7 26. c5+ Kh8 27. c6 Rc8 28. Qf7 Qd4 29. Bxe7  1 – 0 (view game)

Radjabov, Teimour (2741) – Riazantsev, Alexander (2651) [A45]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (1.8), 2017-11-16
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bf4 c5 4. e3 cxd4 5. exd4 a6 6. h3 Nc6 7. Nf3 Bf5 8. Ne5 Qb6 9. Nxc6 Qxc6 10. Bd3 Bxd3 11. Qxd3 e6 12. O-O  ½ – ½ (view game)

Hammer, Jon Ludvig (2629) – Harikrishna, Pentala (2738) [D38]
Palma De Mallorca GP 2017 Palma de Mallorca ESP (1.9), 2017-11-16
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 O-O 8. e3 Bf5 9. Qb3 Bxc3+ 10. Qxc3 Nbd7 11. Nd2 Rc8 12. b4 Re8 13. Be2 Ne4 14. Nxe4 Qxh4 15. Ng3 Bg4 16. f3 Bf5 17. O-O Qg5 18. e4 dxe4 19. Nxf5 Qxf5 20. fxe4 Qxe4 21. Bf3 Qe3+ 22. Qxe3 Rxe3 23. Bxb7 Rb8 24. Bc6 Nf6 25. b5 Rd8 26. Rad1 Nd5 27. Rde1 Rxe1 28. Rxe1 Kf8 29. Rc1 Nf4 30. Bf3 Rxd4 31. Rxc7 Ra4 32. Rc8+ Ke7 33. Ra8 Ra5 34. a4 Nd3 35. Bd1 Nc5 36. Rc8 Nxa4 37. Rc7+ Kd6 38. Rxf7 Nc3 39. Bf3 g5 40. h4 gxh4 41. b6 axb6 42. Rf6+ Ke5 43. Rxb6 h3 44. Rxh6 Ra1+ 45. Kh2 hxg2  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Levon Aronian wins the FIDE World Cup 2017

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

Final Standings

Name Fed Rtg Pts
Aronian, Levon ARM 2802 4
Ding, Liren CHN 2771 2

Aronian, Levon (2802) – Ding, Liren (2771) [D30]
FIDE World Cup 2017 Tbilisi GEO (7.5), 2017-09-27
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. d4 c6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. Qb3 Nd7 8. e4 dxe4 9. Nxe4 Qf4 10. Bd3 e5 11. O-O Be7 12. Rae1 exd4 13. Bb1 O-O 14. Ng3 Bd8 15. Qd3 g6 16. h4 Nf6 17. h5 g5 18. Ne5 Ba5 19. Ng6 Qd2 20. Ne7+ Kg7 21. Qb3 Qf4 22. Rd1 Bb6 23. Ngf5+ Bxf5 24. Nxf5+ Kh8 25. g3 Qg4 26. Nxh6 Qxh5 27. Kg2 d3 28. Qc3 Kg7 29. Nf5+ Kg6 30. Rh1  1 – 0 (view game)

Ding, Liren (2771) – Aronian, Levon (2802) [D38]
FIDE World Cup 2017 Tbilisi GEO (7.6), 2017-09-27
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bf4 c6 7. e3 Bf5 8. Be2 O-O 9. O-O Be7 10. Nh4 Bg6 11. Nxg6 hxg6 12. Qb3 Qb6 13. Qc2 a5 14. g4 Nbd7 15. g5 Ne8 16. e4 dxe4 17. Nxe4 Qd8 18. h4 Nb6 19. Be5 Nd5 20. Bg4 Kh8 21. Rae1 Nef6 22. gxf6 gxf6 23. Bh2 f5 24. Bxf5 gxf5 25. Qd1 Rg8+ 26. Kh1 Rg4 27. Ng3 Rxh4 28. Nxf5 Rh7 29. Nxe7 Nxe7 30. Re5 Nf5 31. Rfe1 Qh4 32. Re8+ Kg7 33. Rg1+ Kf6  0 – 1 (view game)

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FIDE World Cup 2017 Final – Game 4

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

Partial Standings

Name Fed Rtg Pts
Aronian, Levon ARM 2802 2
Ding, Liren CHN 2771 2

Ding, Liren (2771) – Aronian, Levon (2802) [D39]
FIDE World Cup 2017 Tbilisi GEO (7.4), 2017-09-26
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 dxc4 6. e4 h6 7. Bxf6 Qxf6 8. Bxc4 c5 9. O-O O-O 10. e5 Qd8 11. Ne4 cxd4 12. Qe2 Bd7 13. Rfd1 Nc6 14. Ng3 Bc5 15. a3 Ne7 16. Ne4 Bb6 17. Nxd4 Ng6 18. Qh5 Qh4 19. Qxh4 Nxh4 20. a4 Ng6 21. a5 Bxd4 22. Rxd4 Bc6 23. b4 Nxe5 24. b5 Bxe4 25. Rxe4 Nd7 26. Rd4 Nc5 27. Rad1 Rfc8 28. h4 Kf8 29. h5 Ke7 30. Rg4 Rg8 31. Be2 b6 32. Bf3 Rac8 33. axb6 axb6 34. Ra1 Rc7 35. Bc6 f5 36. Rg3 Kf7 37. Rd1 Ra7 38. Rg6 Ra3 39. g4 fxg4 40. Rxg4 Rh3 41. Be4 Nxe4 42. Rxe4 Rxh5 43. Rd7+ Kf6 44. Rd6 Re5 45. Rxe5 Kxe5 46. Rxb6 g5 47. Rb7 h5 48. b6 h4 49. Rf7 Rd8 50. b7 Rd1+ 51. Kg2 Rb1 52. f3  ½ – ½ (view game)

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FIDE World Cup 2017 Final – Game 3

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

Partial Standings

Name Fed Rtg Pts
Aronian, Levon ARM 2802 1.5
Ding, Liren CHN 2771 1.5

Aronian, Levon (2802) – Ding, Liren (2771) [A13]
FIDE World Cup 2017 Tbilisi GEO (7.3), 2017-09-25
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 dxc4 5. Qa4+ Bd7 6. Qxc4 c5 7. Ne5 Qc8 8. Qd3 Nc6 9. Nxd7 Nxd7 10. Qb3 Be7 11. Nc3 O-O 12. O-O Rd8 13. d3 Nb6 14. Be3 Nd4 15. Bxd4 Rxd4 16. Rfc1 Rd7 17. a4 Qd8 18. a5 Nd5 19. Nxd5 exd5 20. d4 cxd4 21. Rc2 g6 22. Bh3 Rc7 23. Rac1 Rxc2 24. Rxc2 b6 25. Bg2 Rc8 26. Rxc8 Qxc8 27. Bxd5 Qf5 28. Qc4 bxa5 29. b3 d3 30. exd3 Bd8 31. Qe4  ½ – ½ (view game)

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FIDE World Cup 2017 Final – Game 2

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

Partial Standings

Name Fed Rtg Pts
Aronian, Levon ARM 2802 1
Ding, Liren CHN 2771 1

Ding, Liren (2771) – Aronian, Levon (2802) [E06]
FIDE World Cup 2017 Tbilisi GEO (7.2), 2017-09-24
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Qxc4 Bc6 10. Bg5 a5 11. Nc3 Na6 12. e3 Nb4 13. Rfd1 Nd7 14. Bxe7 Qxe7 15. e4 Rfd8 16. Rd2 Nb6 17. Qe2 Be8 18. b3 c5 19. Qe3 Rac8 20. Rc1 c4 21. d5 Qc5 22. Qxc5 Rxc5 23. dxe6 Rxd2 24. Nxd2 fxe6 25. Bf1 cxb3 26. Nxb3 Rc7 27. Nxa5 Nxa4 28. Na2 Rxc1 29. Nxc1 Nc5 30. Ncb3 b6 31. Nxc5 bxa5 32. Bc4 a4 33. Kf1 a3 34. Nb3 Ba4 35. Nc1 Bc2 36. Ke2 Bxe4 37. Bxe6+ Kf8 38. Kd2 Ke7 39. Bb3 Nd5 40. Ne2 Kd6 41. f3 Bb1 42. Kc1 Bg6 43. Nd4 Nc7 44. Ne2 Kc5 45. Nf4 Bf5 46. g4 Bd7 47. g5 Nb5 48. Bg8 Bf5 49. Nh5 g6 50. Ng3 Bd3 51. Bxh7 Nd4 52. Ne4+ Kb4 53. Bg8 Nxf3 54. Nf6 Kc5 55. h3 Kd4 56. Ba2 Nxg5 57. h4 Ne4 58. Nd7 Nc5 59. Nf6 Ke5 60. Nd5 Bf5 61. Ne3 Nd3+ 62. Kc2 Nb4+ 63. Kb3 Nxa2 64. Kxa2 Ke4 65. Nc2 Kf4 66. Nd4 Kg4 67. Kxa3 Kxh4 68. Kb2 Kg3 69. Kc3 Kf2 70. Kd2 Bg4 71. Nc2 g5 72. Ne3 Be2 73. Nd5 Bg4 74. Nf6 Bf5 75. Kd1  ½ – ½ (view game)

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FIDE World Cup 2017 Final – Game 1

Posted by 365Chess.com on September 23, 2017 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Name Fed Rtg Pts
Aronian, Levon ARM 2802 0.5
Ding, Liren CHN 2771 0.5

Aronian, Levon (2799) – Ding, Liren (2777) [A18]
FIDE World Cup 2017 Tbilisi GEO (7.1), 2017-09-23
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. e5 Ne4 6. Nf3 Bf5 7. Be2 d4 8. Nxe4 Bxe4 9. Bc4 Bd5 10. Qb3 Bxc4 11. Qxc4 Nc6 12. O-O Qd7 13. d3 Qe6 14. Qxe6+ fxe6 15. Ng5 Kd7 16. f4 Be7 17. Ne4 Raf8 18. Bd2 g5 19. g3 Rhg8 20. Kh1 gxf4 21. gxf4 Rg6 22. Rac1 Rfg8 23. a3 a5 24. Rf3 b6 25. Rh3 R8g7 26. Ng3 Nd8 27. b4 axb4 28. axb4 b5 29. Kg2 Nc6 30. Rb1 Rf7 31. Rh5 Rg8 32. Rh6 Bf8 33. Rh3 Be7 34. Rh6 Bf8 35. Rh3 Be7  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Levon Aronian wins the Saint Louis Rapid 2017

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

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Aronian, Levon ARM 2799 6
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2807 5.5
3 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2792 5.5
4 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2751 5
5 Dominguez Perez, Lenier ESP 2739 4.5
6 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2773 4
7 Le, Quang Liem VIE 2739 4
8 Kasparov, Garry RUS 2812 3.5
9 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2783 3.5
10 Navara, David CZE 2737 3.5

Kasparov, Garry (2812) – Navara, David (2737) [B12]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (7.1), 2017-08-16
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nc3 e6 5. g4 Bg6 6. Nge2 c5 7. Be3 Ne7 8. f4 h5 9. f5 exf5 10. g5 Nbc6 11. Nf4 a6 12. Bg2 cxd4 13. Bxd4 Nxd4 14. Qxd4 Nc6 15. Qf2 Bb4 16. O-O-O Bxc3 17. bxc3 Qa5 18. Rxd5 Qxc3 19. Qc5 Qxc5 20. Rxc5 O-O 21. Bxc6 bxc6 22. Rd1 Rab8 23. c4 Rfd8 24. Rd6 Kf8 25. Rcxc6 Rdc8 26. Kc2 h4 27. Rxc8+ Rxc8 28. Kc3 a5 29. Ra6 Rb8 30. Rxa5 Rb1 31. c5 Re1 32. Ra8+ Ke7 33. Ra7+ Ke8 34. Nd3 Re3 35. Kd2 Rh3 36. c6 Rxh2+ 37. Ke3 Rc2 38. e6 h3 39. Nb4 f4+ 40. Kd4 h2 41. Ra8+ Ke7 42. Rh8 Rd2+ 43. Kc5 Be4 44. c7 Bb7 45. Kb6 Bc8 46. Rxc8 h1=Q 47. Re8+ Kxe8 48. c8=Q+ Ke7 49. Nc6+ Qxc6+ 50. Qxc6 Rd6  0 – 1 (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2807) – Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2751) [A05]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (7.2), 2017-08-16
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 d5 5. O-O e5 6. Qa4 Bd6 7. d4 exd4 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd4 cxd4 10. Bxd5 O-O 11. Bxc6 bxc6 12. Qxd4 Qe7 13. Nc3 Be5 14. Qe4 Re8 15. Be3 Rb8 16. Qc2 h5 17. Rad1 Bh3 18. Rfe1 Bxc3 19. bxc3 Rb2 20. Qa4 Qe6 21. a3 Bg4 22. Kf1 h4 23. Rd4 Bxe2+ 24. Rxe2 Qh3+ 25. Ke1 hxg3 26. fxg3 Rxe2+ 27. Kxe2 Qg2+ 28. Kd3 Qf3 29. Re4 Qf1+ 30. Kd2 Qg2+ 31. Kd3 Qf1+ 32. Kd2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2792) – Dominguez Perez, Leinier (2739) [A06]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (7.3), 2017-08-16
1. Nf3 d5 2. b3 Nf6 3. Bb2 e6 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. c4 c5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. O-O Nc6 9. d4 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Bd7 11. Na3 Rc8 12. Nc4 Nxd4 13. Qxd4 Bf6 14. Qxa7 Bxb2 15. Nxb2 Bb5 16. Nc4 Bxc4 17. bxc4 Rxc4 18. Qxb7 Nc3 19. e3 Qa5 20. Qb3 Qc7 21. Rfe1 Rb8 22. Qc2 Nd5 23. Qd1 Nc3 24. Qc2 Nd5 25. Qd1 Nc3 26. Qf3 Qa5 27. Rec1 Ra4 28. Bf1 Rxa2 29. Rxa2 Nxa2 30. Ra1 Qd2 31. Qf4 Rf8 32. Qc4 Nc3 33. e4 Qb2 34. Re1 Rd8 35. Qc7 Rf8 36. Re3 Na4 37. Rd3 g6 38. Qc6 Qb4 39. h4 Nc5 40. Re3 h5 41. Qd6 Rc8 42. Bg2 Qb8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Le, Quang Liem (2739) – Anand, Viswanathan (2783) [E16]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (7.4), 2017-08-16
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Qe7 5. g3 Nc6 6. Nc3 Bxc3 7. Bxc3 Ne4 8. Qc2 Nxc3 9. Qxc3 Qb4 10. Rc1 Qxc3+ 11. Rxc3 b6 12. Bg2 Bb7 13. Ne5 Nd8 14. Bxb7 Nxb7 15. e4 c5 16. d5 Nd6 17. f3 f6 18. Nd3 exd5 19. cxd5 Nb5 20. Rc1 d6 21. Kf2 Kd7 22. Nf4 Nd4 23. g4 a5 24. h4 a4 25. Rh2 g6 26. Kg3 b5 27. Ne2 Nxe2+ 28. Rxe2 Rae8 29. f4 f5 30. e5 fxg4 31. b3 h5 32. bxa4 b4 33. a3 b3 34. e6+ Ke7 35. Rc3 Rb8 36. Rb2 Rhc8 37. Rcxb3 Rxb3+ 38. Rxb3 Rc7 39. Rb8 c4 40. Rh8 Kf6 41. Rf8+ Kg7 42. Rd8 Kf6 43. Rf8+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2773) – Aronian, Levon (2799) [C84]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (7.5), 2017-08-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a3 O-O 9. Nc3 Na5 10. Ba2 Be6 11. b4 Bxa2 12. Nxa2 Nb7 13. c4 bxc4 14. dxc4 a5 15. Bb2 Qb8 16. Nc3 axb4 17. axb4 Rxa1 18. Qxa1 Nd8 19. Qa4 Ne6 20. Nd5 Nxd5 21. cxd5 Nf4 22. g3 Qc8 23. Qd1 Nh3+ 24. Kg2 f5 25. exf5 Qxf5 26. Bc1 g5 27. Qe2 g4 28. Nd2 Ng5 29. f3 gxf3+ 30. Nxf3 Qe4 31. Qxe4 Nxe4 32. Bh6 Rf6 33. Bd2 Rxf3 34. Rxf3 Nxd2 35. Ra3 Kf7 36. Ra8 Nc4 37. Kf3 Nb6 38. Ra5 Kg6 39. Ke4 Nd7 40. Kd3 Kf5 41. Ra7 e4+ 42. Ke2 Bd8 43. Ra8 Bf6 44. Ra7 Nb6 45. Rxc7 Nxd5 46. Rb7 Nc3+ 47. Kd2 d5 48. b5 d4 49. b6 e3+ 50. Kd3 e2 51. Kd2 d3 52. Rf7 Ne4+ 53. Ke1 Ng5  0 – 1 (view game)

Kasparov, Garry (2812) – Le, Quang Liem (2739) [E35]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (8.1), 2017-08-16
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 c5 8. dxc5 O-O 9. e3 Be6 10. Nf3 Nbd7 11. a3 Bxc3+ 12. Qxc3 g5 13. Bg3 Ne4 14. Qc2 Ndxc5 15. Nd4 Rc8 16. Be2 Bd7 17. b4 Ne6 18. Qb2 Qf6 19. O-O Rfe8 20. Rac1 Nxd4 21. exd4 Nxg3 22. hxg3 Kg7 23. Bf3 Be6 24. Qd2 b6 25. Be2 Bf5 26. Ba6 Rxc1 27. Rxc1 Re4 28. Rd1 Re7 29. Rc1 Bg6 30. f3 h5 31. Bb5 Re6 32. Bd7 Rd6 33. Bb5 h4 34. g4 Re6 35. Bd7 Rd6 36. Bb5 h3 37. Kh2 hxg2 38. Kxg2 Re6 39. Bd7 Re7 40. Bb5 Re8 41. Bxe8  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2799) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2792) [A15]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (8.2), 2017-08-16
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 d4 5. e3 c5 6. exd4 cxd4 7. O-O Nc6 8. d3 Be7 9. Re1 O-O 10. b3 Nd7 11. Ba3 Re8 12. Bxe7 Rxe7 13. a3 a5 14. Nbd2 Nc5 15. Ne4 Nxe4 16. Rxe4 e5 17. Re1 Bg4 18. h3 Bh5 19. Qd2 e4 20. Rxe4 Rxe4 21. dxe4 Bxf3 22. Bxf3 a4 23. Rb1 Ne5 24. Bg2 axb3 25. Rxb3 Nxc4 26. Qb4 Ne5 27. Qxb7 d3 28. Rb1 h5 29. Qd5 Qxd5 30. exd5 Rxa3 31. d6 d2 32. Kf1 Rd3 33. Ke2 Rxd6 34. Be4 Nd7 35. Bf5 d1=B+ 36. Rxd1 Rxd1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2751) – Karjakin, Sergey (2773) [B92]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (8.3), 2017-08-16
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. Qd3 Be6 10. Bd2 Nbd7 11. Nd5 Bxd5 12. exd5 Nc5 13. Nxc5 dxc5 14. c4 Bd6 15. Qh3 e4 16. f4 exf3 17. Rxf3 Qd7 18. Qh4 Be5 19. Rh3 Rfe8 20. Bd3 h5 21. Bc3 Bxc3 22. bxc3 Re5 23. Rf1 Qe7 24. Qf4 Re8 25. Rg3 Re1 26. Rxg7+ Kxg7 27. Qg5+ Kf8 28. Qh6+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2783) – Caruana, Fabiano (2807) [C42]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (8.4), 2017-08-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. c4 c6 9. Nc3 Nxc3 10. bxc3 dxc4 11. Bxc4 Bf5 12. Re1 Nd7 13. Bg5 Qa5 14. Qb3 b5 15. Bf1 Rfe8 16. c4 Be6 17. Qc2 bxc4 18. Bxc4 Bxc4 19. Qxc4 Qd5 20. Rec1 Rac8 21. Rc2 Nb6 22. Qb3 h6 23. Bd2 Qf5 24. Rac1 Re6 25. h3 Nd5 26. Rc4 Bf4 27. Rc5 Rb8 28. Qc2 Qxc2 29. R5xc2 Bxd2 30. Rxd2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Navara, David (2737) – Dominguez Perez, Leinier (2739) [D35]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (8.5), 2017-08-16
1. c4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 c5 7. Rb1 Be7 8. Nf3 O-O 9. Bc4 Qc7 10. Qe2 a6 11. O-O b5 12. Bd3 Nd7 13. h4 e5 14. h5 h6 15. Nxe5 Nxe5 16. dxe5 c4 17. Bc2 Qxe5 18. Be3 Qxc3 19. Rbd1 Qf6 20. e5 Qxe5 21. Qf3 Be6 22. Rfe1 Rad8 23. Bxh6 Rxd1 24. Qxd1 Qf6 25. Be3 Rd8 26. Qe2 Bf5 27. Bxf5 Qxf5 28. h6 Bf8 29. Bb6 Rd6 30. hxg7 Bxg7 31. Qe8+ Kh7 32. Qb8 Re6 33. Qh2+ Rh6 34. Qc7 Qh5 35. f3 Qh1+ 36. Kf2 Qh4+ 37. Kf1 Rxb6 38. Qxf7 Rf6 39. Qd5 Rg6 40. g4 Qh1+ 41. Kf2 Qh2+ 42. Kf1 c3 43. Re8 c2 44. Qg8+ Kh6 45. g5+ Kxg5  0 – 1 (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2807) – Kasparov, Garry (2812) [B52]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (9.1), 2017-08-16
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Bxd7+ Qxd7 5. c4 Nc6 6. Nc3 g6 7. d4 Bg7 8. Be3 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Nf6 10. f3 O-O 11. O-O a6 12. Na4 Rab8 13. Nxc6 Qxc6 14. Nb6 Nd7 15. Nxd7 Qxd7 16. Rf2 b5 17. c5 Qa7 18. Rc1 dxc5 19. Bxc5 Qc7 20. f4 Rfd8 21. Qe1 Rd3 22. e5 Qd7 23. h3 Qe6 24. Rd2 Rxd2 25. Qxd2 f6 26. exf6 Bxf6 27. b4 Re8 28. Rf1 Kf7 29. Rf3 h5 30. a3 Qc4 31. Qd7 a5 32. f5 g5 33. Qe6+ Qxe6 34. fxe6+ Kxe6 35. bxa5 Ra8 36. Bb6 Kd5 37. Rf5+ Kc4 38. Rc5+ Kb3 39. Rxb5+ Kxa3 40. Kf2 Ka4 41. Rf5 Kb3 42. Ke3 Kc4 43. Ke4 g4 44. Rxh5 gxh3 45. gxh3 Bc3 46. Rc5+ Kb3 47. h4 Bb4 48. Rg5 Kc4 49. h5 Bd6 50. h6  1 – 0 (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2792) – Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2751) [B92]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (9.2), 2017-08-16
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. Bf3 O-O 10. O-O Nbd7 11. a4 Rc8 12. a5 Re8 13. Qd2 Rc4 14. Rfd1 Bf8 15. Qd3 Rb4 16. Qd2 Rc4 17. Qe1 Qc7 18. Be2 Rc6 19. f3 Rc8 20. Bf1 Bc4 21. Bxc4 Rxc4 22. Nc1 d5 23. exd5 Bb4 24. N1e2 Bxa5 25. Qf2 Bb4 26. Kh1 Bf8 27. Ng3 b5 28. Rxa6 b4 29. Nce4 Rxc2 30. Qf1 Rxb2 31. Rc6 Qb7 32. Qc4 Nxd5 33. Rxc8 Nxe3 34. Nd6 Nxc4 35. Nxb7 Ne3 36. Rg1 f5 37. h4 g6 38. Rd8 Nf6 39. Nc5 Kf7 40. Nd3 Be7 41. Ra8 Rd2 42. Nxe5+ Ke6 43. f4 b3 44. Nf3 Nfg4 45. Ne4 Rb2 46. Ned2 Bb4 47. Rb1 Rxb1+ 48. Nxb1 Nf1 49. g3 Kd5 50. Rd8+ Kc5 51. Rc8+ Kd5 52. Rd8+ Ke4 53. Nfd2+ Nxd2 54. Nxd2+ Bxd2 55. Rxd2 Kf3 56. Rd3+ Kf2 57. Rxb3 h5 58. Rb6 Kxg3 59. Rxg6 Kxf4 60. Kg2 Ne5 61. Rg3 Ng4 62. Rf3+ Ke5 63. Ra3 Ke4 64. Ra4+ Ke3 65. Ra5 Ke4 66. Ra8 Kf4 67. Rh8 Nf6 68. Rh6 Ke5 69. Kf3 f4 70. Rh8 Kf5 71. Rf8 Ke5 72. Ra8 Nd5 73. Rg8 Nf6 74. Rg5+ Ke6 75. Kxf4 Nd5+ 76. Kf3 Nf6 77. Ra5 Nd5 78. Ke4 Nf6+ 79. Kf4 Kf7 80. Kf5 Ng4 81. Ra7+ Kg8 82. Kg6 Ne5+ 83. Kxh5 Nf7 84. Kg6 Ne5+ 85. Kf5 Nf7 86. Kf6 Nd6 87. Kg6 Kf8 88. Ra8+ Ke7 89. h5  1 – 0 (view game)

Dominguez Perez, Leinier (2739) – Aronian, Levon (2799) [C88]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (9.3), 2017-08-16
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. d4 d6 10. dxe5 dxe5 11. Nbd2 Bc5 12. a5 Ng4 13. Rf1 Nf6 14. Qe2 Qe7 15. Bc4 Bg4 16. Nb3 Nd4 17. Nbxd4 Bxd4 18. Bxa6 Qc5 19. Qc4 Nxe4 20. Nxd4 exd4 21. Qxc5 Nxc5 22. Bc4 Be6 23. Bxe6 fxe6 24. Bd2 b3 25. Bb4 Rf5 26. g4 Rg5 27. Bxc5 Rxc5 28. cxb3 Raxa5 29. Rxa5 Rxa5 30. Rd1 e5 31. f4 Kf7 32. fxe5 Rd5 33. Kf2 Ke6 34. Ke2 Rxe5+ 35. Kd2 c5 36. Ra1 Re3 37. Ra7 Rxb3 38. Kc2 Rh3 39. Rxg7 Kd5 40. b3 Rxh2+ 41. Kd3 Rb2 42. Rd7+ Kc6 43. Rxh7 Rxb3+ 44. Ke4 Re3+ 45. Kf4 Re8 46. g5 d3 47. g6 d2 48. Rh1 Re1 49. g7 d1=Q 50. g8=Q Qd4+ 51. Kf5 Qf2+ 52. Kg6 Qg2+  0 – 1 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2773) – Anand, Viswanathan (2783) [C50]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (9.4), 2017-08-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. c3 O-O 6. a4 a5 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bh4 Be7 9. Nbd2 d6 10. Bg3 Nh7 11. O-O Kh8 12. Qb3 Qe8 13. Rfe1 Bf6 14. Nf1 Ng5 15. Nxg5 Bxg5 16. Ne3 Ne7 17. d4 f6 18. f3 Rb8 19. Bf1 Bxe3+ 20. Rxe3 Bd7 21. Ree1 b5 22. axb5 Bxb5 23. Qa3 Bxf1 24. Rxf1 Qb5 25. Rf2 f5 26. Rd2 fxe4 27. fxe4 Ng6 28. h3 Ra8 29. Qa4 Rfb8 30. Kh2 exd4 31. cxd4 Qb4 32. Rc2 Qb7 33. Qd7 Qxe4 34. Rxc7 Qxd4 35. Rd1 Qxb2 36. Rxd6 Rd8 37. Qc6  1 – 0 (view game)

Le, Quang Liem (2739) – Navara, David (2737) [D45]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (9.5), 2017-08-16
1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. Be2 O-O 8. O-O dxc4 9. Bxc4 b5 10. Be2 a6 11. Rd1 Qc7 12. e4 e5 13. g3 Re8 14. dxe5 Nxe5 15. Bg5 Nxf3+ 16. Bxf3 Be5 17. Rac1 Bh3 18. Bxf6 gxf6 19. Qe2 Be6 20. Bg4 Qe7 21. Qf3 Rad8 22. b3 Kh8 23. Ne2 Rxd1+ 24. Rxd1 Rd8 25. Rc1 c5 26. Bxe6 fxe6 27. Qe3 Kg8 28. Nf4 Bxf4 29. Qxf4 e5 30. Qg4+ Kf7 31. h4 Qd7 32. Qh5+ Kg7 33. Rxc5 Qd1+ 34. Qxd1 Rxd1+ 35. Kg2 Rd2 36. Rc7+ Kg6 37. g4 Rxa2 38. h5+ Kh6 39. Rf7 Rb2 40. Kg3 Rxb3+ 41. f3 a5 42. Rxf6+ Kg7 43. g5 a4 44. h6+ Kg8 45. Ra6 a3 46. Kg4 b4 47. Ra8+ Kf7 48. Ra7+ Kg8 49. Rg7+ Kh8 50. Re7 Kg8 51. Rg7+ Kh8 52. Ra7 Kg8 53. Ra4 Kf7 54. Ra7+ Kg8 55. f4 exf4 56. e5 Rc3 57. Ra8+ Kf7 58. Ra7+ Ke6 59. Rxh7 b3 60. Rb7 a2 61. Rb6+ Kxe5 62. h7 Rc8 63. Rb5+ Kd6 64. Rb6+ Kc7 65. Ra6 b2 66. Ra3 b1=Q 67. Rc3+ Kb7 68. Rxc8 Qxh7  0 – 1 (view game)

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Saint Louis Rapid 2017 Round 4 – 6

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Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2751 4
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2807 3.5
3 Aronian, Levon ARM 2799 3.5
4 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2792 3.5
5 Le, Quang Liem VIE 2739 3.5
6 Dominguez Perez, Lenier ESP 2739 3
7 Kasparov, Garry RUS 2812 2.5
8 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2783 2.5
9 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2773 2.5
10 Navara, David CZE 2737 1.5

Aronian, Levon (2799) – Kasparov, Garry (2812) [A45]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (4.1), 2017-08-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 c5 3. dxc5 Nc6 4. Nc3 e5 5. Bg5 Bxc5 6. e3 Bb4 7. Nge2 d5 8. a3 Bxc3+ 9. Nxc3 Be6 10. Bb5 d4 11. Bxf6 Qxf6 12. Ne4 Qg6 13. Ng3 O-O 14. Qd3 Qxd3 15. Bxd3 f5 16. O-O-O dxe3 17. fxe3 a6 18. Ne2 e4 19. Nf4 exd3 20. Nxe6 dxc2 21. Kxc2 Rf7 22. Rhe1 Re8 23. Nf4 Rfe7 24. Nd5 Re5 25. Rd3 Kf7 26. g3 g5 27. Red1 Rd8 28. b4 Ree8 29. Rc3 Re6 30. Rc5 Re5 31. Rd3 Rd7 32. Nc3 Rxd3 33. Kxd3 Rxc5 34. bxc5 Ke6 35. e4 Ne5+ 36. Ke2 Nd7 37. exf5+ Kxf5 38. Kd3 Nxc5+ 39. Kd4 Nd7 40. Ne4 Kg4 41. h3+ Kxh3 42. Nxg5+ Kxg3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2792) – Caruana, Fabiano (2807) [A06]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (4.2), 2017-08-15
1. Nf3 d5 2. b3 c5 3. Bb2 f6 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 e5 7. Nxc6 bxc6 8. e4 Be6 9. Bd3 Bd6 10. Qh5+ g6 11. Qf3 d4 12. Na4 Kf7 13. c3 c5 14. Qe2 Ne7 15. O-O Rc8 16. Ba6 Rc7 17. Rac1 Nc6 18. Ba3 Qe7 19. Bc4 Nd8 20. Bb5 Nb7 21. Bc4 Rhc8 22. Rfd1 Kg7 23. Nb2 Rc6 24. Bb5 R6c7 25. Nc4 Bxc4 26. Bxc4 Nd8 27. Rc2 Ne6 28. Rdc1 h5 29. g3 Qd7 30. h4 Be7 31. Rd1 Bd6 32. Kg2 Qe7 33. Bc1 Rh8 34. Bd2 Rd7 35. Rdc1 Bc7 36. Qf3 Bb6 37. a4 Rhd8 38. Be1 a5 39. Bd2 Rd6 40. Re1 Qd7 41. Bc1 Qe7 42. Ba3 R6d7 43. Rec1 Rd6 44. Rd2 Qb7 45. Re1 R8d7 46. Rdd1 Rd8 47. Bc1 Qe7 48. Rh1 Qd7 49. Rhe1 Qe7 50. Ba3 Qb7 51. Rb1 Qc6 52. Rbc1 Qb7 53. cxd4 Nxd4 54. Qe3 f5 55. f3 Rf6 56. Bd5 Rxd5 57. exd5 Qxd5 58. Rc3 Re6 59. Bc1 e4 60. Qh6+ Kg8 61. fxe4 fxe4 62. Qe3 Bc7 63. Rc4 Bd6 64. Rd1 Rf6 65. Rcxd4 cxd4 66. Qxd4 Qf5 67. Qd5+ Qxd5 68. Rxd5 Bc7 69. Rc5 Bb6 70. Rc8+ Kf7 71. Bf4 Re6 72. Kf1 Kf6 73. Ke2 Kf5 74. Rc4 Kg4 75. b4 axb4 76. Rxb4 g5 77. Bxg5 Kxg3 78. Rb5 Bg1 79. Bd8 Rc6 80. Rg5+ Kh2 81. a5 Rc2+ 82. Kd1 Ra2 83. Bc7+ Kh1 84. Rxh5 e3 85. Re5 Kg2 86. Bb6 Kf3 87. Kc1 e2 88. Kb1 Rd2 89. Bxg1 Rd1+ 90. Kb2 e1=Q 91. Rxe1 Rxe1 92. Bb6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2751) – Anand, Viswanathan (2783) [C44]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (4.3), 2017-08-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. Bd3 d5 7. Qe2 dxe4 8. Bxe4 Nxe4 9. Qxe4+ Qe7 10. Qxe7+ Bxe7 11. Bf4 Bf5 12. Bxc7 Bxc2 13. Nc3 O-O 14. Rc1 Bf5 15. O-O Rac8 16. Bf4 Bf6 17. b3 Rfe8 18. Be3 Re7 19. Rfd1 h5 20. h3 Kh7 21. Ne2 a6 22. Rc4 Re5 23. Ra4 Rd5 24. Rc1 Bb2 25. Re1 Be5 26. Nf4 Bxf4 27. Bxf4 Bd3 28. Re7 Kg6 29. Be3 Rcd8 30. Rc7 R5d6 31. Rf4 R8d7 32. Rxd7 Rxd7 33. Rb4 f6 34. Rb6 Rc7 35. Bc5 Kf5 36. Bd6 Rc8 37. Rb7 g5 38. Bc5 Re8 39. Be3 h4 40. Rd7 Bb1 41. a3 Bc2 42. b4 Ba4 43. Kh2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Dominguez Perez, Leinier (2739) – Le, Quang Liem (2739) [C65]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (4.4), 2017-08-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 Be6 7. O-O Bd6 8. b3 O-O 9. Nc4 Bxc4 10. bxc4 Nd7 11. Rb1 b6 12. g3 Nc5 13. Nh4 g6 14. Bh6 Re8 15. Qg4 Qd7 16. Nf5 Bf8 17. f4 Kh8 18. Bxf8 Rxf8 19. Ne3 f5 20. exf5 gxf5 21. Qe2 Rae8 22. fxe5 Rxe5 23. Qf2 Ne6 24. Ng2 f4 25. Nxf4 Nxf4 26. gxf4 Rh5 27. Rbe1 Rf6 28. Re3 Rg6+ 29. Rg3 Qh3 30. Rxg6 hxg6 31. Re1 Kg8 32. Qe2 Qd7 33. Qe6+ Qxe6 34. Rxe6 Kf7 35. Rxc6 Ra5 36. Kf2 Rxa2 37. Kf3 Ke8 38. Rxc7 a5 39. Rb7 Rb2 40. Ke4 a4 41. Ra7 Rxc2 42. Rxa4 Rxh2 43. Rb4 Re2+ 44. Kd5 Re3 45. d4  1 – 0 (view game)

Navara, David (2737) – Karjakin, Sergey (2773) [E15]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (4.5), 2017-08-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. b3 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Be7 7. Nc3 d5 8. cxd5 exd5 9. Bg2 O-O 10. O-O Re8 11. Ne5 Bb7 12. a3 c5 13. dxc5 bxc5 14. Rc1 Na6 15. Nd3 Rc8 16. Bg5 Ba8 17. e3 h6 18. Bxf6 Bxf6 19. Nf4 d4 20. Bxa8 Rxa8 21. exd4 Bxd4 22. Nb5 Be5 23. Nd3 Qb6 24. Qf3 Bxg3 25. hxg3 Qxb5 26. Ne5 Rf8 27. Rfd1 Rac8 28. Rc4 Rc7 29. Rd6 Re7 30. Ng4 f5 31. Qd5+ Kh7 32. Nxh6 Nc7 33. Qd2 Re6 34. Rh4 Qxb3 35. Qg5 Qb2 36. Ng4+ Kg8 37. Nh6+ Kh7 38. Nf7+ Kg8 39. Rh8+ Kxf7 40. Rd7+  1 – 0 (view game)

Kasparov, Garry (2812) – Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2751) [D90]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (5.1), 2017-08-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. h4 c6 6. Bg5 dxc4 7. e4 Be6 8. e5 Nd5 9. h5 Nd7 10. h6 Bf8 11. Ne4 f6 12. Bd2 b5 13. a4 Bf5 14. Ng3 e6 15. Nxf5 exf5 16. axb5 cxb5 17. Be2 Be7 18. O-O a5 19. b3 c3 20. Bxb5 cxd2 21. e6 O-O 22. exd7 Nc3 23. Bc4+ Kh8 24. Qxd2 Ne4 25. Qe3 Qxd7 26. Nd2 Nxd2 27. Qxd2 Bb4 28. Qd3 Qd6 29. Ra2 Rae8 30. Re2 Qf4 31. g3 Qxh6 32. Kg2 f4 33. Rh1 Qg5 34. Rxe8 Rxe8 35. Bf7 Re3 36. fxe3 Qxg3+ 37. Kf1 f3  0 – 1 (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2807) – Dominguez Perez, Leinier (2739) [D35]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (5.2), 2017-08-15
1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 c5 7. a3 g6 8. Nf3 Bg7 9. Be2 cxd4 10. cxd4 Nc6 11. Be3 O-O 12. O-O b6 13. Qa4 Bb7 14. Rad1 Ne7 15. Bd3 Qd6 16. Bb1 Rfc8 17. d5 exd5 18. e5 Qe6 19. Ba2 Nf5 20. Bf4 Rc3 21. Ng5 Qe8 22. Qxe8+ Rxe8 23. Bxd5 Bxd5 24. Rxd5 h6 25. Ne4 Rxa3 26. Nd6 Re6 27. Nxf5 gxf5 28. h4 Ra5 29. Rd8+ Kh7 30. Rd7 Kg6 31. Rc1 Rc5 32. Rxc5 bxc5 33. h5+ Kxh5 34. Rxf7 Kg6 35. Rxa7 Bxe5 36. Bxe5 Rxe5 37. Rc7 f4 38. Rc6+ Kg5 39. Kh2 h5 40. Kh3 Kf5 41. f3 Rd5 42. Kh4 Ke5 43. Kxh5 Kd4+ 44. Kg4 Ke3 45. Re6+ Kf2 46. Kxf4 Kxg2 47. Re2+ Kh3 48. Rc2 Rh5 49. Rc1 Kg2 50. Kg4 Rh8 51. Rc2+ Kf1 52. Rxc5 Kf2 53. f4 Ke3 54. f5 Kd4 55. Ra5 Ke4 56. f6 Rh1 57. Kg5  1 – 0 (view game)

Le, Quang Liem (2739) – Aronian, Levon (2799) [A56]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (5.3), 2017-08-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e5 4. Nc3 d6 5. e4 Nbd7 6. Bd3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O 8. g4 g6 9. h3 Ne8 10. Nf3 Ndf6 11. Qc2 Bd7 12. a3 Kh8 13. b4 b6 14. bxc5 bxc5 15. Rb1 Ng7 16. Kf1 Ng8 17. Ke2 f5 18. Rbg1 Rb8 19. Bd2 Qc8 20. Nh2 Bh4 21. Rg2 fxe4 22. Nxe4 Qa6 23. Nf3 Ba4 24. Qc1 Be7 25. h4 Rb3 26. Bc3 Bd7 27. h5 gxh5 28. gxh5 Nf5 29. Rhg1 Nf6 30. Qg5 Ng4 31. Qc1 Qc8 32. Ned2 Nd4+ 33. Nxd4 exd4 34. Nxb3 dxc3 35. f3 Qe8 36. Be4 Bf6 37. Rxg4 Bxg4 38. Rxg4 Qxh5 39. Kd3 Be5 40. Qg1 Qh6 41. Kc2 Rb8 42. Rg5 Bf6 43. Rg2 Qf8 44. Rh2 Rb7 45. Qg6  1 – 0 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2773) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2792) [A06]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (5.4), 2017-08-15
1. g3 d5 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. O-O e5 5. d3 Nc6 6. Nc3 d4 7. Ne4 Nge7 8. c3 O-O 9. cxd4 exd4 10. Bd2 a5 11. Qc1 b6 12. Bg5 f6 13. Bh6 Be6 14. a3 a4 15. Bxg7 Kxg7 16. Qc2 Bb3 17. Qc1 Na5 18. h4 Bd5 19. Qc2 c5 20. e3 Nb3 21. Rad1 Nc6 22. Ned2 Qd7 23. e4 Be6 24. Rde1 Ne5 25. Nxe5 fxe5 26. f4 exf4 27. gxf4 Rae8 28. h5 c4 29. dxc4 d3 30. Qc3+ Qd4+ 31. Qxd4+ Nxd4 32. Kh2 Bg4 33. Re3 Be2 34. Rf2 Nb3 35. Nxb3 axb3 36. Bf1 Bxf1 37. Rxf1 d2 38. Rd1 Rxf4 39. Rxd2 Rh4+ 40. Rh3 Rexe4 41. hxg6 hxg6 42. Rxh4 Rxh4+ 43. Kg3 Rxc4 44. Rd3 Rc6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2783) – Navara, David (2737) [B51]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (5.5), 2017-08-15
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. d4 cxd4 5. Qxd4 a6 6. Bxd7+ Bxd7 7. c4 Rc8 8. Nc3 e5 9. Qd3 Qc7 10. b3 b5 11. Nd5 Qb7 12. a4 Nf6 13. axb5 Nxd5 14. exd5 axb5 15. O-O bxc4 16. bxc4 Qc7 17. Qe3 Be7 18. Ba3 f6 19. Rfc1 O-O 20. Nd4 Rb8 21. h3 Qb6 22. Nc2 Rfc8 23. Qe2 f5 24. Ne3 Qd4 25. Ra2 Qe4 26. Qc2 Qxc2 27. Raxc2 Rb3 28. Rc3 Rxc3 29. Rxc3 f4 30. Nf1 e4 31. Rb3 Ba4 32. Rb7 Bf8 33. Rb4 Bc2 34. g3 g5 35. gxf4 gxf4 36. Bc1 Bh6 37. Nh2 Ra8 38. Ng4 Ra1 39. Nxh6+ Kg7 40. Nf5+ Kf6 41. Nxd6 Rxc1+ 42. Kg2 Ke5 43. Nf7+ Kf6 44. Nd6 Bd3 45. Rb6 Ke5 46. Nf7+ Kf5 47. Re6 f3+ 48. Kg3 Rg1+ 49. Kh4 Rg2 50. Nh6+ Kf4 51. Ng4 Rxg4+ 52. hxg4 Bxc4 53. Rf6+ Ke5 54. Rf5+ Kd6 55. Kg3 Bxd5 56. Rh5 e3 57. fxe3 Be4 58. Rf5 Ke6 59. Rxf3 Bxf3 60. Kxf3 h5 61. gxh5 Kf5 62. h6  1 – 0 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2783) – Kasparov, Garry (2812) [B51]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (6.1), 2017-08-15
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. d4 cxd4 5. Qxd4 a6 6. Bxd7+ Bxd7 7. Nc3 e5 8. Qd3 h6 9. Nd2 Be6 10. Nc4 Rc8 11. Ne3 Nf6 12. O-O Be7 13. Rd1 O-O 14. Bd2 Rc5 15. a4 Qc8 16. Be1 Rd8 17. b4 Rc7 18. a5 Bc4 19. Qd2 d5 20. Ncxd5 Nxd5 21. exd5 Bg5 22. d6 Rcd7 23. Qc3 Bxe3 24. Qxe3 Rxd6 25. Rxd6 Rxd6 26. Qxe5 Qc6 27. Qc5 Qxc5 28. bxc5 Re6 29. Bc3 Bd5 30. Re1 Rxe1+ 31. Bxe1 f6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2799) – Caruana, Fabiano (2807) [A29]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (6.2), 2017-08-15
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Bc5 7. O-O O-O 8. Nxd5 Qxd5 9. Ng5 Qd8 10. Nxh7 Re8 11. Ng5 Qxg5 12. Bxc6 bxc6 13. d4 Qh5 14. dxc5 e4 15. h4 Qg4 16. Bf4 Qh3 17. Qd4 Bg4 18. Qe3 Rad8 19. Rad1 Rd5 20. Rxd5 cxd5 21. f3 d4 22. Qf2 exf3 23. exf3 d3 24. Qg2 Qxg2+ 25. Kxg2 Re2+ 26. Rf2 Bh3+ 27. Kg1 Re1+ 28. Kh2 Bf1 29. Bxc7 Be2 30. Bf4 Kf8 31. g4 Rb1 32. c6 Rxb2 33. c7 Rc2 34. Kg3 Ke7 35. h5 f6 36. Rh2 Kf7 37. Kf2 Ke6 38. Ke3 Kd7 39. h6 gxh6 40. Rxh6 Bf1 41. Rh8 d2 42. Rd8+ Ke7 43. Rxd2 Rc3+ 44. Kd4 Rc6 45. Kd5 Rc3 46. Rh2 Ba6 47. Rh7+ Ke8 48. Bd6 Bb7+ 49. Kd4 Rc6 50. Bc5 a6 51. Re7+ Kf8 52. Re6+  1 – 0 (view game)

Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2751) – Le, Quang Liem (2739) [C45]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (6.3), 2017-08-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 5. Nxc6 Qf6 6. Qf3 bxc6 7. Nc3 d6 8. Qg3 h5 9. h4 Bd4 10. Bg5 Qe5 11. Qxe5+ Bxe5 12. O-O-O Bxc3 13. bxc3 Be6 14. Rd4 f6 15. Be3 Nh6 16. f3 a5 17. Ra4 Ke7 18. c4 c5 19. Bd2 Nf7 20. f4 Bd7 21. Ra3 Bc6 22. Bd3 a4 23. Re1 Rae8 24. Be2 Kd8 25. Rg3 Reg8 26. Bf3 Nh6 27. Bc3 Ng4 28. Bxg4 hxg4 29. Rxg4 Ke8 30. e5 dxe5 31. fxe5 f5 32. Rf4 Be4 33. Bd2 Kd7 34. g4 Rxh4 35. e6+ Kc6 36. gxf5 Rxf4 37. Bxf4 Bxf5 38. e7 Kd7 39. Bg5 Bg6 40. Re5 Rh8 41. Rd5+ Ke6 42. Rxc5 Kd6 43. Rd5+ Ke6 44. Rc5 Kd6 45. Ra5 Rh5 46. Kd2 Be8 47. Ke3 Ke6 48. Rc5 Rh2 49. Kd3 Rg2 50. a3 Kd6 51. Rd5+ Ke6 52. Kc3 Bg6 53. Kb4 Be8 54. Kc3 Bg6 55. Rc5 Kd6 56. Ra5 Be8 57. Kb4 Ke6 58. Rc5 Rg1 59. Rd5 Rg2 60. Rc5 Rg1 61. Ka5 Rg3 62. Bc1 Kxe7 63. Rxc7+ Ke6 64. Kb4 Rg2 65. Be3 g5 66. c5 Rxc2 67. Bxg5 Kd5 68. Be3 Rc4+ 69. Ka5 Rc3 70. Re7 Bc6 71. Bf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Navara, David (2737) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2792) [E62]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (6.4), 2017-08-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 d6 6. Nc3 Nc6 7. O-O Bg4 8. d5 Na5 9. b3 c5 10. dxc6 bxc6 11. Bb2 Rb8 12. Qd2 Qc7 13. h3 Be6 14. Rab1 Bxc4 15. bxc4 Nxc4 16. Qc2 Rxb2 17. Rxb2 Nxb2 18. Nd2 Qa5 19. Nb3 Qa3 20. Nb1 Qxa2 21. Nc1 Qa1 22. Nb3 Qa4 23. Qxb2 Rb8 24. Nc5 Rxb2 25. Nxa4 Rc2 26. Nbc3 d5 27. Rb1 Ne8 28. Rb8 Kf8 29. Nc5 Bxc3 30. Nd7+ Kg7 31. Rxe8 Rxe2 32. Bf1 Re6 33. Nc5 Rf6 34. Nd7 Re6 35. Nc5 Re1 36. Nd3 Re6 37. Nc5 Rf6 38. Nd7 Rd6 39. Rxe7 a5 40. Nc5 Bd4 41. Nb7 Rf6 42. Re2 a4 43. Ra2 a3 44. Na5 Bb6 45. Nb3 c5 46. Bg2 c4 47. Nc1 Rf5 48. Kh2 Bc5 49. f4 g5 50. g4 Rxf4 51. Bxd5 Bd6 52. Kg2 Rd4 53. Bf3 c3 54. Ne2 Rd3 55. Rc2 Be5 56. Nc1 Rd6 57. Na2 Rd3 58. Be4 Rg3+ 59. Kf2 Rxh3 60. Bf3 h5 61. gxh5 g4 62. Bg2 Rxh5 63. Nxc3 Bd4+ 64. Ke2 Rc5 65. Kd3 Rxc3+ 66. Rxc3 Bxc3 67. Kxc3 Kf6 68. Kb3 Ke5 69. Kxa3 f5 70. Kb3 Kd4 71. Kc2 Ke3  0 – 1 (view game)

Dominguez Perez, Leinier (2739) – Karjakin, Sergey (2773) [C65]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (6.5), 2017-08-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. Qe2 Nd7 8. Nc4 Re8 9. Bd2 b5 10. Ne3 Nf8 11. O-O-O a5 12. Kb1 a4 13. Nf5 b4 14. g4 Be6 15. Be3 Bd6 16. d4 exd4 17. Bxd4 f6 18. Qe3 Bxf5 19. gxf5 Qe7 20. Rhe1 c5 21. e5 cxd4 22. exd6 Qxd6 23. Qxd4 Qxd4 24. Nxd4 Rxe1 25. Rxe1 c5 26. Nc6 Ra6 27. Ne7+ Kf7 28. Nc8 Rc6 29. Re7+ Kg8 30. Re8 Kf7 31. Re7+ Kg8 32. Re8 g6 33. Ne7+ Kf7 34. Rxf8+ Kxe7 35. Rh8 gxf5 36. Rxh7+ Ke6 37. Rh4 Rc8 38. a3 Rb8 39. Kc1 Ke5 40. Rc4 Kd5 41. Rf4 Ke5 42. Rc4 Kd5 43. Rf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Saint Louis Rapid 2017 Round 1 – 3

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Le, Quang Liem VIE 2739 2
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2799 2
3 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2807 2
4 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2751 2
5 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2792 1.5
6 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2773 1.5
7 Kasparov, Garry RUS 2812 1.5
8 Dominguez Perez, Lenier ESP 2739 1.5
9 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2783 0.5
10 Navara, David CZE 2737 0.5

Kasparov, Garry (2812) – Karjakin, Sergey (2773) [E34]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (1.1), 2017-08-14
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. cxd5 Qxd5 6. Nf3 Qf5 7. Qb3 Nc6 8. Bd2 O-O 9. h3 a5 10. g4 Qg6 11. a3 a4 12. Qc4 Bxc3 13. Bxc3 Nd5 14. Bd2 f6 15. Rc1 Bd7 16. Qc2 Qxc2 17. Rxc2 Be8 18. e3 Bg6 19. Rc5 Be4 20. Be2 e5 21. O-O exd4 22. Nxd4 Nxd4 23. exd4 c6 24. Re1 Bg6 25. Bf1 Bf7 26. f4 Rfd8 27. f5 Rd7 28. Ra5 Rxa5 29. Bxa5 g6 30. fxg6 hxg6 31. Bd2 g5 32. Bd3 Kg7 33. Bc2 b5 34. Bf5 Rd8 35. Kf2 Bg6 36. Be6 Bf7 37. Bf5 Bg6 38. Be6 Nf4 39. Bxf4 gxf4 40. Rd1 Be4 41. h4 Kg6 42. Re1 Bc2 43. Rc1 Be4 44. Re1 Bc2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2783) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2792) [C50]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (1.2), 2017-08-14
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 a6 7. a4 O-O 8. h3 Ba7 9. Re1 b5 10. Bb3 h6 11. Nbd2 b4 12. a5 Rb8 13. Nf1 Be6 14. Bc2 b3 15. Bb1 d5 16. exd5 Qxd5 17. Be3 Bxe3 18. Nxe3 Qd6 19. Ra4 Rb5 20. Nc4 Bxc4 21. Rxc4 Nxa5 22. Ra4 Re8 23. d4 e4 24. Ne5 Nb7 25. c4 Ra5 26. c5 Qd5 27. Rb4 Nxc5 28. Nc4 Ra4 29. Ne3 Qe6 30. Qd2 Rxb4 31. Qxb4 Ncd7 32. Rc1 Rb8 33. Qa5 Qd6 34. Rc4 g6 35. Qxc7 Qxc7 36. Rxc7 Nb6 37. Kf1 Na4 38. Ke2 Nxb2 39. Rc6 Kg7 40. Rxa6 Nd3 41. Nc4 Nf4+ 42. Kd2 Rb4 43. Ne5 Rxd4+ 44. Ke3 Rd1 45. Kxf4 Rxb1 46. Ra7 e3  0 – 1 (view game)

Le, Quang Liem (2739) – Caruana, Fabiano (2807) [D20]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (1.3), 2017-08-14
1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e4 Nf6 4. e5 Nd5 5. Bxc4 Nb6 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. Ne2 Bg4 8. f3 Bh5 9. Nbc3 e6 10. Be4 Bg6 11. O-O Be7 12. Be3 Bxe4 13. fxe4 O-O 14. Nf4 Bg5 15. Kh1 Qe7 16. Qh5 h6 17. Rad1 Nc4 18. Bc1 Rad8 19. b3 Nb6 20. Nce2 Rd7 21. Rd3 Rfd8 22. Rg3 Nxd4 23. Nxd4 Rxd4 24. Nxe6 fxe6 25. Bxg5 Qe8 26. Qxe8+ Rxe8 27. Bxh6 Re7 28. Rg4 Nd7 29. Be3 Rd3 30. Bf4 Rd4 31. Re1 c5 32. h3 b5 33. Rg3 Rf7 34. Bc1 c4 35. Kh2 a5 36. bxc4 Rxc4 37. Bb2 Rc2 38. Bd4 Rxa2 39. Rd1 b4 40. Rg6 Nf8 41. Rg3 Rd7 42. Rf3 Ng6 43. Rg3 Kh7 44. Rg5 b3 45. Rh5+ Kg8 46. Rg5 b2 47. Rxg6 Rxd4 48. Rxd4 b1=Q 49. Rd7 Kf8 50. Rdxg7 Ke8 51. Ra7 Kf8 52. Ra8+ Kf7 53. Rag8  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2799) – Navara, David (2737) [E15]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (1.4), 2017-08-14
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. b3 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Be7 7. Nc3 O-O 8. Bg2 d5 9. cxd5 exd5 10. O-O Re8 11. Ne5 Bb7 12. Qc2 c5 13. dxc5 bxc5 14. Rad1 Qc8 15. e4 Bf8 16. f4 d4 17. Nd5 Nxd5 18. exd5 f6 19. Rde1 fxe5 20. fxe5 Nd7 21. e6 Nf6 22. Rxf6 gxf6 23. Qf5 Qd8 24. Re4 Re7 25. Rg4+ Kh8 26. Be4 Rc8 27. Rh4 Kg8 28. Rxh7 Bxd5 29. Qg6+ Rg7 30. Qh5 Bxe4 31. Rh8#  1 – 0 (view game)

Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2751) – Dominguez Perez, Leinier (2739) [C65]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (1.5), 2017-08-14
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 Nd7 7. Nc4 f6 8. Bd2 Nf8 9. Nh4 g6 10. Be3 Bxe3 11. Nxe3 Ne6 12. Qd2 Qe7 13. g3 b6 14. O-O-O Bb7 15. f4 exf4 16. gxf4 O-O-O 17. f5 Nf4 18. fxg6 hxg6 19. Qf2 g5 20. Nhg2 Nxg2 21. Qxg2 Kb8 22. Rdf1 Bc8 23. Qf2 Rh6 24. Nf5 Bxf5 25. Qxf5 Rdh8 26. h3 Qh7 27. Qxh7 R8xh7 28. Rhg1 Kc8 29. Rf3 c5 30. Rgf1 Kd7 31. Rxf6 Rxf6 32. Rxf6 Rxh3 33. Rg6 Rg3 34. a4 a5 35. Kd2 Rg2+ 36. Kc3 g4 37. Kb3 Kc8 38. c3 Kb7 39. e5 Re2 40. d4 Re4 41. Kc4 cxd4 42. cxd4 c5 43. Kb5 Rxd4 44. Rg7+ Kc8 45. b3 Rb4+ 46. Kc6 Kd8 47. Kd6 Rd4+ 48. Kc6 c4 49. bxc4 Rxc4+ 50. Kxb6 Rxa4 51. Kb5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2792) – Kasparov, Garry (2812) [D80]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (2.1), 2017-08-14
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bg5 Bg7 5. Bxf6 Bxf6 6. cxd5 c6 7. e4 O-O 8. Nf3 cxd5 9. e5 Bg7 10. Qd2 Nc6 11. Bb5 Bg4 12. Ng1 f6 13. h3 Be6 14. exf6 Rxf6 15. Bxc6 bxc6 16. Nge2 Qd6 17. O-O Raf8 18. Rae1 Bc8 19. Na4 e5 20. dxe5 Qxe5 21. b4 Re6 22. Nc5 Ree8 23. Nb3 Qb2 24. Qxb2 Bxb2 25. Ned4 Rxe1 26. Rxe1 Bd7 27. Re2 Bc3 28. Rc2 Bxb4 29. Nxc6 Bd6 30. Nxa7 Re8 31. g4 h5 32. f3 Re1+ 33. Kg2 Kf7 34. Nc6 h4 35. Ncd4 Rd1 36. Rd2 Rxd2+ 37. Nxd2 Kf6 38. Kf2 Ke5 39. Ke3 g5 40. f4+ gxf4+ 41. Kd3 Be7 42. N2f3+ Kd6 43. Nf5+ Bxf5+ 44. gxf5 Kc5 45. Nd4 Kd6 46. a4 Bd8 47. Ne6 Bb6 48. Nxf4 Ke5 49. f6 Bc5 50. f7 Kf6 51. Nxd5+ Kxf7 52. Ke4 Ke6 53. Nf4+ Kd6 54. Ng2 Bf2 55. Kf3 Bg3 56. Kg4 Kc5 57. Nxh4 Bf2 58. Nf5 Kb4 59. Ng3 Kxa4 60. h4 Kb5 61. h5 Be3 62. Ne4 Kc6 63. Ng5 Kd7 64. h6 Ke7 65. h7 Bd4 66. Kf5 Ba1 67. Kg6 Bb2 68. Nf7 Ba1 69. Nh6 Bh8 70. Ng4 Ba1 71. Ne3 Bh8 72. Nd5+ Ke6 73. Nf4+ Ke7 74. Nh3 Ke6 75. Ng5+ Ke7 76. Nf7 Ba1 77. h8=Q Bxh8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2799) – Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2751) [A34]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (2.2), 2017-08-14
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 b6 10. Kf1 Qd6 11. d4 O-O 12. Ba3 Bf5 13. Kg1 Rfd8 14. Qa4 Qf6 15. hxg6 hxg6 16. Rf1 Rac8 17. Bb2 Na5 18. Ba1 c4 19. Ne5 Qe6 20. Nf3 Bd3 21. Qd1 Qf5 22. Bxd3 Qxd3 23. Qc1 Nc6 24. Rd1 Qf5 25. Re1 Qa5 26. e4 e6 27. g3 Qxa2 28. e5 Ne7 29. Ng5 Nd5 30. Ne4 b5 31. Qg5 b4 32. cxb4 Qa3 33. Rc1 Qf3 34. Rh4 Rf8 35. Qd2 Qd3 36. Bc3 Qf3 37. Qg5 Rc7 38. Be1 Rb8 39. Nc5 c3 40. Na6 Rcc8 41. Nxb8 Rxb8 42. Qg4 Qxg4 43. Rxg4 Rc8 44. Re4 Bf8 45. b5 Ba3 46. Rc2 Rc4 47. Ree2 Bb4 48. Ra2 Nc7 49. Rxa7 Nxb5 50. Ra8+ Kg7 51. Bxc3 Bxc3 52. Kg2 Rxd4 53. f4 Rd3 54. Rf2 Bd4 55. Rf3 Rd2+ 56. Kh3 Nc3 57. Ra1 Ne4 58. Raf1 Nf2+ 59. Kh4 Bc5 60. g4 Ne4 61. g5 Rh2+ 62. Rh3 Rg2 63. Rb3 Nf2  0 – 1 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2773) – Le, Quang Liem (2739) [C50]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (2.3), 2017-08-14
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. h3 h6 7. c3 d6 8. Re1 a5 9. Nbd2 Be6 10. Bb5 Ba7 11. Nf1 Ne7 12. d4 Ng6 13. Ng3 c6 14. Bd3 a4 15. Be3 b5 16. Qc2 Re8 17. c4 bxc4 18. Bxc4 Bxc4 19. Qxc4 d5 20. Qxc6 exd4 21. Bxd4 Bxd4 22. Nxd4 Ne5 23. Qc3 Rc8 24. Qd2 Nc4 25. Qb4 dxe4 26. Ndf5 Qd7 27. Rad1 Nd5 28. b3 Nxb4 29. Rxd7 Ne5 30. Ne7+ Kf8 31. Nxc8 Nxd7 32. Nd6 axb3 33. axb3 Rb8 34. Ngxe4 Nd3 35. Rb1 Rb4 36. Nc4 N7c5 37. Nxc5 Nxc5 38. Nd2 Rd4 39. Rb2 g6 40. Kf1 Rd7 41. Rc2 Ke7 42. Ke2 Ne6 43. Rc4 Nd4+ 44. Ke1 Ke6 45. g3 Kd5 46. Rc3 Ra7 47. Kf1 Ra2 48. Nf3 Nxf3 49. Rxf3 Ra1+ 50. Ke2 Ke6 51. Re3+ Kf6 52. Kd3 Ra2 53. f4 g5 54. fxg5+ hxg5 55. g4 Rf2 56. Kc4 Kg6 57. b4 f5 58. gxf5+ Kxf5 59. b5 Kf4 60. Rb3 Rc2+ 61. Kd5 Rd2+ 62. Kc6 Rc2+ 63. Kd7 Rd2+ 64. Kc7 Rc2+ 65. Kb8 Ke5 66. b6 Kd6 67. b7 Kd7 68. Ra3 Rb2 69. Ka8  1 – 0 (view game)

Dominguez Perez, Leinier (2739) – Anand, Viswanathan (2783) [C65]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (2.4), 2017-08-14
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. Qe2 Re8 8. Nc4 Nd7 9. Bd2 f6 10. h3 Nf8 11. O-O-O Be6 12. Kb1 Qe7 13. Ne3 Qf7 14. Ka1 a5 15. g4 Ng6 16. Nf5 Bxa2 17. g5 Be6 18. Rdg1 Kh8 19. h4 Nf4 20. Bxf4 exf4 21. N3d4 Bxd4 22. Nxd4 c5 23. Nxe6 Qxe6 24. Qg4 Qe5 25. gxf6 Qxf6 26. Qg5 Qd4 27. Qxf4 a4 28. Qe3 Qxe3 29. fxe3 c4 30. Rg4 cxd3 31. cxd3 Rf8 32. d4 Rf3 33. Rc1 c6 34. Rc3 Kg8 35. d5 Kf7 36. dxc6 bxc6 37. Rxc6 Rxe3 38. Rc7+ Ke6 39. Rgxg7 a3 40. Rce7+ Kd6 41. Rd7+ Ke6 42. Rde7+ Kd6 43. Rd7+ Ke6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Navara, David (2737) – Caruana, Fabiano (2807) [D20]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (2.5), 2017-08-14
1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e4 Nf6 4. e5 Nd5 5. Bxc4 Nb6 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. Be3 Nb4 8. Be4 f5 9. a3 N4d5 10. Bf3 Bd7 11. Nh3 Bc6 12. Nc3 e6 13. O-O Qd7 14. Bg5 Be7 15. Bxd5 Nxd5 16. Qh5+ g6 17. Qh6 O-O-O 18. Bxe7 Qxe7 19. Rac1 Rd7 20. Rfd1 Rhd8 21. Ng5 Nf4 22. Nxh7 Rxd4 23. Rxd4 Rxd4 24. Nf6 Qd8 25. h3 Bxg2 26. Kh2 Bc6 27. Rg1 b6 28. Nce4 Bxe4 29. Qxf4 Bc6 30. Qc1 Kb7 31. Qc3 Rd3 32. Qc4 g5 33. Rxg5 Rd1 34. Rg1 Qd2 35. Qh4 Rxg1 36. Kxg1 Qe1+ 37. Kh2 Qh1+ 38. Kg3 Qf3+  0 – 1 (view game)

Kasparov, Garry (2812) – Dominguez Perez, Leinier (2739) [D53]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (3.1), 2017-08-14
1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. Qc2 c5 8. dxc5 Nbd7 9. cxd5 Nxd5 10. Bxe7 Qxe7 11. Nxd5 exd5 12. Nf3 Nxc5 13. Be2 Bg4 14. O-O Rac8 15. Rfd1 Rfd8 16. h3 Ne6 17. Qa4 Bh5 18. Rd2 d4 19. Qxa7 Bxf3 20. Bxf3 Qb4 21. Rad1 Rc1 22. Rxc1 Qxd2 23. Rd1 Qxb2 24. Qxb7 Qxa2 25. Qb1 Qxb1 26. Rxb1 dxe3 27. fxe3 Ng5 28. h4 Nxf3+ 29. gxf3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2807) – Karjakin, Sergey (2773) [E21]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (3.2), 2017-08-14
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. Ne5 c5 10. f4 Nc6 11. Ne2 c4 12. Bc2 Ne7 13. Ng3 Nc8 14. Nh5 Be7 15. b3 cxb3 16. axb3 Nd6 17. Nxf6+ Bxf6 18. Ba3 Bc8 19. Qf3 Bb7 20. Bd3 a5 21. Rac1 a4 22. Qh3 g6 23. Nd7 Be7 24. Nxf8 Bxf8 25. f5 axb3 26. fxg6 hxg6 27. Bxg6 fxg6 28. Qe6+ Kh7 29. Bxd6 Qxd6 30. Rf7+ Kh6 31. Qh3+ Kg5 32. g3  1 – 0 (view game)

Le, Quang Liem (2739) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2792) [E10]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (3.3), 2017-08-14
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7 8. Qc2 Ne4 9. Bf4 c6 10. Nc3 g5 11. Bc1 f5 12. b3 b6 13. Bb2 Bb7 14. Rad1 Qe8 15. Ne5 Nxe5 16. dxe5 Nxc3 17. Qxc3 Rc8 18. e3 Qg6 19. Qc1 Qg7 20. f4 gxf4 21. gxf4 Kh8 22. Kh1 Rg8 23. Bf3 Qh6 24. Ba3 Bxa3 25. Qxa3 Rg7 26. Qb2 Rcg8 27. Rg1 Qh4 28. Rxg7 Rxg7 29. Qd2 Ba6 30. cxd5 cxd5 31. Rg1 Rc7 32. Qg2 Qd8 33. Qh3 Rg7 34. Qh6 Rxg1+ 35. Kxg1 d4 36. Qxe6 dxe3 37. Qd6 Qg8+ 38. Bg2 Qg4 39. e6 e2 40. Qe5+ Qg7 41. Kf2 Qxe5 42. fxe5 Kg7 43. Bf3 Kf8 44. Bxe2 Bc8 45. Bc4 Ke7 46. Ke3 Bb7 47. Bd3 h6 48. Bxf5 Bc6 49. b4 Bd5 50. a3 Bb3 51. Bg4 Ba4 52. Kf4 Bc2 53. Kg3 Bd3 54. Kh4 Bg6 55. Bh5 Bc2 56. Bg4 Bg6 57. Kg3 Bc2 58. Kf4 Bd3 59. Ke3 Bc2 60. Kd4 Bb3 61. Bf5 Bd1 62. Kd5 Ba4 63. Bd3 Be8 64. b5 Bh5 65. Kc6 Bf3+ 66. Kc7 Kxe6 67. Kb8 Kxe5 68. Kxa7 Kd4 69. Kxb6 Kxd3 70. Kc5 Ke4 71. a4 Ke5 72. a5 Ke6 73. Kb6 Be2 74. Kc6 Ke7 75. b6  1 – 0 (view game)

Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2751) – Navara, David (2737) [B12]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (3.4), 2017-08-14
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. c3 Nd7 6. Be2 f6 7. Bf4 g5 8. Bg3 Bxb1 9. Qxb1 g4 10. Nh4 fxe5 11. Bxg4 Qf6 12. Bh5+ Kd8 13. O-O e4 14. f3 Qh6 15. Bg4 Be7 16. Qe1 Bg5 17. Kh1 Bd2 18. Qd1 Bg5 19. Qe1 Bd2 20. Qe2 Bg5 21. Qe1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2783) – Aronian, Levon (2799) [C50]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (3.5), 2017-08-14
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. a4 a5 7. c3 d5 8. exd5 Nxd5 9. Nbd2 Nb6 10. Bb5 Bd6 11. Ne4 Bg4 12. h3 Bh5 13. Ng3 Bg6 14. Re1 Re8 15. Be3 Kh8 16. Qb3 Nd7 17. Bc4 f5 18. Bg5 Nc5 19. Bxd8 Nxb3 20. Bxc7 Nxa1 21. Bxd6 Rad8 22. Bc7 Rc8 23. Nxe5 Nxe5 24. Bxe5 f4 25. Bb5 fxg3 26. Bxe8 Rxe8 27. d4 gxf2+ 28. Kxf2 Nb3 29. g4 Kg8 30. Kg3 Nd2 31. b4 Ne4+ 32. Kh4 Nxc3 33. bxa5 Nd5 34. Rc1 Be4 35. Rc5 Ne7 36. Kg3 Rc8 37. Rb5 Rc3+ 38. Kh2 Rc2+ 39. Kg1 Nd5  0 – 1 (view game)

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Maxime Vachier-Lagrave wins the 5th Sinquefield Cup 2017

Posted by 365Chess.com on August 12, 2017 in Chess news

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2791 6
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2822 5.5
3 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2783 5.5
4 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2773 5
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2809 5
6 Svidler, Peter RUS RUS 4.5
7 Caruana, Fabiano USA USA 4
8 Nakamura, Hikaru USA USA 3.5
9 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2742 3
10 So, Wesley USA 2810 3

Carlsen,M (2822) – Aronian,L (2809) [C88]
5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Saint Louis USA (9), 2017-08-11
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 Rb8 13. c3 Qe8 14. Nc4 Qg6 15. h3 Nd7 16. Be3 d5 17. Ncd2 bxc3 18. bxc3 Nc5 19. Bxc5 Bxc5 20. Qa4 Rb2 21. Rf1 Na7 22. Nxe5 Qh6 23. Ndf3 Nb5 24. Rae1 Nxc3 25. Qc6 Bb4 26. Kh1 dxe4 27. dxe4 Ne2 28. Rb1 Rxb1 29. Rxb1 Bd6 30. Qxa6 Nf4 31. Qb5 c5 32. a6 Bxe5 33. Nxe5 Qg5 34. Ng4 h5 35. Ne3 Nxg2 36. Nxg2 Rxf2 37. Rg1 Kh7 38. Qd3 Qe5 39. Qe3 Ra2 40. Qf4 Qc3 41. Ne3 Qf6 42. Qxf6 gxf6 43. Rc1 Rxa6 44. Kg2 Ra2+ 45. Rc2 Ra5 46. Kf3 Kg6 47. h4 Rb5 48. Ra2 Rb1 49. Rc2 Rb5 50. Rc3 f5 51. exf5+ exf5 52. Rd3  1 – 0 (view game)

Vachier Lagrave,M (2791) – Nepomniachtchi,I (2742) [B92]
5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Saint Louis USA (9), 2017-08-11
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e5 7. Nf3 Be7 8. Bg5 Nbd7 9. a4 O-O 10. Nd2 Nc5 11. Bxf6 Bxf6 12. Nc4 Be7 13. a5 Rb8 14. Nb6 Nd7 15. Ncd5 Nxb6 16. Nxb6 Be6 17. Bc4 Qc7 18. Qd3 Bd8 19. c3 Qc6 20. Bd5 Qe8 21. Bxe6 Qxe6 22. Nd5 f5 23. O-O Rc8 24. Rfd1 fxe4 25. Qxe4 Qf5 26. Qe2 Kh8 27. c4 Bh4 28. g3 Bg5 29. Ra3 Rce8 30. h4 Bd8 31. b4 Qg6 32. h5 Qf5 33. Ne3 Qe6 34. Rad3 Be7 35. Nd5 Bd8 36. Rf3 Rxf3 37. Qxf3 Kg8 38. Kg2 e4 39. Qe2 Qe5 40. Ne3 Bg5 41. Rd5 Qf6 42. Nf5 Re6 43. c5 dxc5 44. Qc4 Qf7 45. Rxc5 h6 46. Rc8+ Kh7 47. g4 Re7 48. Qd4 Re6 49. Qd5 g6 50. hxg6+ Kxg6 51. Rf8 Qxf8 52. Qxe6+  1 – 0 (view game)

So,W (2810) – Anand,V (2783) [E32]
5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Saint Louis USA (9), 2017-08-11
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 d5 7. Nf3 dxc4 8. Qxc4 b6 9. Bg5 Ba6 10. Qa4 h6 11. Bh4 c5 12. dxc5 bxc5 13. Rc1 Qb6 14. Bxf6 gxf6 15. Rc2 c4 16. e3 Bb5 17. Qb4 Rc8 18. Be2 Nd7 19. O-O Rab8 20. Rfc1 a5 21. Qc3 Kg7 22. Qd4 Qxd4 23. Nxd4 Ba6 24. Kf1 Ne5 25. Ke1 f5 26. Nf3 Nxf3+ 27. gxf3 Rb3 28. Bxc4 Rxc4 29. Rxc4 Bxc4 30. Rxc4 Rxb2 31. Rc5 Rb1+ 32. Ke2 Rh1 33. Rxa5 Rxh2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2792) – Karjakin,Sergey (2773) [A29]
5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Saint Louis USA (9), 2017-08-11
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Bc5 7. O-O O-O 8. Nxd5 Qxd5 9. d3 Bb6 10. b4 e4 11. Ng5 Qd4 12. Be3 Qxb4 13. Nxe4 Bg4 14. h3 Bh5 15. Rb1 Qe7 16. Qd2 Rad8 17. Nc3 f6 18. Nd5 Qd7 19. Rfc1 Bf7 20. Bxb6 axb6 21. Nb4 Nd4 22. Nc2 Nc6 23. Nb4 Nd4 24. e3 Nf5 25. d4 c5 26. Nc2 cxd4 27. Nxd4 Nxd4 28. exd4 Qxd4 29. Qxd4 Rxd4 30. Rxb6 Bxa2 31. Rxb7 Rdd8 32. Ra7 Be6 33. Re7 Rfe8 34. Rxe8+ Rxe8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Svidler,P (2749) – Caruana,F (2807) [A20]
5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Saint Louis USA (9), 2017-08-11
1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 c6 4. Nf3 e4 5. Nd4 Qb6 6. Nb3 a5 7. d3 a4 8. N3d2 d5 9. cxd5 exd3 10. O-O cxd5 11. exd3 Be7 12. Nc3 Qa5 13. Re1 Nc6 14. b4 axb3 15. Bb2 Qd8 16. Qxb3 Be6 17. Ne2 Bb4 18. Red1 O-O 19. Nf4 Bc5 20. Nf3 Bg4 21. Rac1 Bxf3 22. Bxf3 Nd4 23. Bxd4 Bxd4 24. Rc2 b6 25. Bxd5 Ra7 26. Bf3 Re8 27. Ne2 h5 28. Nxd4 Qxd4 29. Rc4 Qe5 30. a4 Qa5 31. Kg2 Rd8 32. d4 Nd5 33. Rdc1 g6 34. Rc8 Rad7 35. Qc4 Kg7 36. Rxd8 Rxd8 37. Rb1 Nf6 38. d5 Ra8 39. d6 Ra7 40. Rd1 Nd7 41. Bc6 Qc5 42. Qd4+ Qxd4 43. Rxd4 Kf6 44. Re4  1 – 0 (view game)

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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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5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Round 7

Posted by 365Chess.com on August 10, 2017 in Chess news

Partial Standings

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

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2791) – Karjakin, Sergey (2773) [C67]
5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Saint Louis USA (7.1), 2017-08-09
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. g4 hxg4 16. hxg4 Ne7 17. Nxe6 Rxe6 18. Kg2 Bxc3 19. bxc3 Rd8 20. Rxd8+ Kxd8 21. Rh1 Nd5 22. Bg3 Rh6 23. Rxh6 gxh6 24. Kh3 Nxc3 25. Kh4 Nxa2 26. Kh5 Nc3 27. Kxh6 a5 28. f4 a4 29. f5 Ke8 30. g5 a3 31. e6 a2 32. Kg7 fxe6 33. f6 a1=Q 34. f7+ Kd7 35. Be5 Qa5 36. Bf6 Qc5 37. f8=Q Qxf8+ 38. Kxf8 Ne4 39. Kf7 Nxg5+ 40. Bxg5 Kd6 41. Kf6 e5 42. Kf5 Kd5 43. Bd8 Kd4 44. Bxc7 Kc3 45. Kxe5 Kxc2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Svidler, Peter (2749) – Carlsen, Magnus (2822) [C45]
5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Saint Louis USA (7.2), 2017-08-09
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. e5 Qe7 7. Qe2 Nd5 8. c4 Ba6 9. b3 g6 10. f4 d6 11. Qf2 Nf6 12. Ba3 Qe6 13. Be2 dxe5 14. Bxf8 Kxf8 15. O-O exf4 16. Qxf4 Kg7 17. Nc3 Rae8 18. Bf3 Qe3+ 19. Qxe3 Rxe3 20. Na4 Bc8 21. Bxc6 Rd8 22. Rae1 Rxe1 23. Rxe1 Rd2 24. Nc3 Rc2 25. Nb5 Rxa2 26. Nxc7 Rb2 27. Ne8+ Nxe8 28. Rxe8 Be6 29. Bd5 Bxd5 30. cxd5 Rxb3 31. d6 Rd3 32. Ra8 Rxd6 33. Rxa7 Rd2 34. Ra6 g5 35. h3 h5 36. Ra5 Kg6 37. Rb5 Ra2 38. Kf1 Ra6 39. Kf2 f5 40. Rb8 Ra2+ 41. Kf3 Ra3+ 42. Kf2 g4 43. hxg4 hxg4 44. g3 Ra2+ 45. Kf1 Ra1+ 46. Kf2 Ra2+ 47. Kf1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2792) – Aronian, Levon (2809) [A29]
5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Saint Louis USA (7.3), 2017-08-09
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O e4 7. Ng5 Bxc3 8. bxc3 Re8 9. f3 e3 10. d3 d5 11. Qa4 h6 12. cxd5 Nxd5 13. Ne4 f5 14. Nc5 f4 15. Ne4 Rb8 16. Qa3 Re6 17. c4 Nde7 18. Bb2 Nf5 19. d4 Ncxd4 20. Bxd4 Nxd4 21. Qxa7 Nc6 22. Qa3 Qf8 23. Qxf8+ Kxf8 24. Rfd1 g5 25. Nc3 Re7 26. Nd5 Rf7 27. h4 Ra8 28. a4 Na5 29. gxf4 gxf4 30. Kh2 Nxc4 31. Rac1 Nd2 32. Nxc7 Rxa4 33. Bh3 Nxf3+ 34. exf3 Ra2+ 35. Bg2 Rg7 36. Rg1 Rg3 37. Kh1 Bh3 38. Bf1 e2 39. Bxe2 Rxe2 40. Nd5 Rxf3 41. Rg6 Re6 42. Rcg1 Rxg6 43. Rxg6 Bd7 44. Kg2 Rg3+ 45. Rxg3 fxg3 46. Kxg3 Kf7 47. Kf4 Ke6 48. Nb4 Be8 49. Nd3 Kd5 50. Nf2 Bd7 51. Ke3 Ke5 52. Ne4 Bc6 53. Ng3 Bd5 54. Kd3 Kf4  0 – 1 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2783) – Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2742) [B90]
5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Saint Louis USA (7.4), 2017-08-09
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e5 7. Nde2 h5 8. Bg5 Be6 9. Bxf6 Qxf6 10. Nd5 Qd8 11. Qd3 Nd7 12. O-O-O g6 13. Kb1 Nc5 14. Qf3 Bg7 15. Nec3 b5 16. Ne3 O-O 17. Rg1 Bh6 18. Ncd5 Bxe3 19. Qxe3 Rc8 20. Be2 Kg7 21. f4 Bxd5 22. Rxd5 exf4 23. Qxf4 Re8 24. Rxd6 Qe7 25. e5 Qxe5 26. Qxe5+ Rxe5 27. Bf3 Ne4 28. Bxe4 Rxe4 29. Rxa6 Re2 30. c3 h4 31. Ra5 b4 32. cxb4 Rcc2 33. b3 Rb2+ 34. Ka1 Rxg2 35. Rxg2 Rxg2 36. b5 Re2 37. b6 Re8 38. b7 Rb8 39. Rb5 f5 40. Kb2  1 – 0 (view game)

So, Wesley (2810) – Caruana, Fabiano (2807) [D27]
5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Saint Louis USA (7.5), 2017-08-09
1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 dxc4 4. e3 e6 5. Bxc4 c5 6. O-O a6 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. Be2 Ke7 10. Nbd2 Nc6 11. b3 Rd8 12. Bb2 b6 13. a3 a5 14. Rfc1 Bb7 15. Bxf6+ gxf6 16. Ne4 Bd6 17. Nxd6 Rxd6 18. Kf1 Rad8 19. g3 f5 20. Ke1 Kf6 21. Rd1 Rxd1+ 22. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 23. Kxd1 Ne5 24. Nxe5 Kxe5 25. Kd2 Kd6 26. Kc3 Bc6 27. b4 axb4+ 28. Kxb4 h6 29. Bb5 Bf3 30. Be8 Ke7 31. Ba4 Kd6 32. Be8 Ke7 33. Ba4  ½ – ½ (view game)

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5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Round 6

Posted by 365Chess.com on August 9, 2017 in Chess news

Partial Standings

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

Caruana, Fabiano (2807) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2791) [B96]
5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Saint Louis USA (6.1), 2017-08-08
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. Qd3 Nbd7 11. O-O-O g5 12. fxg5 Ne5 13. Qd2 Nh7 14. Nf3 hxg5 15. Bf2 Qc7 16. Be2 Bd7 17. h4 Rg8 18. h5 g4 19. Nxe5 dxe5 20. Bh4 Bc6 21. Qe3 Bxh4 22. Rxh4 Qe7 23. Rxg4 Rxg4 24. Bxg4 Qg5 25. Qxg5 Nxg5 26. Bf3 Ke7 27. Kd2 Rh8 28. Rh1 f5 29. Ke3 Kf6 30. b4 b5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2822) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2792) [D37]
5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Saint Louis USA (6.2), 2017-08-08
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. Bd3 Bb4+ 11. Nd2 Nc6 12. O-O Be7 13. Rc1 Bf6 14. Nf3 Qe7 15. h3 g6 16. Bb5 Bd7 17. Qxd5 Be6 18. Qe4 Bxb2 19. Bxc6 f5 20. Bg5 fxe4 21. Bxe7 Bxc1 22. Bxb7 Bxe3 23. Bxf8 Rxf8 24. fxe3 exf3 25. Bxf3 Rb8 26. a4 Rb4 27. Bc6 Rc4 28. Bb5 Re4 29. Rd1 a6 30. Bxa6 Rxa4 31. Bb7 Kf7 32. Kf2 Kf6 33. Bd5 Bf5 34. g4 Be6 35. Kf3 Ra5 36. Bxe6 Kxe6 37. h4 Ra2 38. Rb1 Ra7 39. Kf4 Ra4+ 40. e4 Ra7 41. Rb6+ Kf7 42. Rc6 Rd7 43. g5 Ra7 44. Ke5 Re7+ 45. Kd5 Rd7+ 46. Rd6 Ra7 47. Rf6+ Ke7 48. Rc6 Rd7+ 49. Ke5 Ra7 50. Rc5 Rd7 51. Ra5 Kf7 52. Ra1 Re7+ 53. Kf4 Rb7 54. Ra6 Rc7 55. Kg4 Re7 56. Rf6+ Ke8 57. Kf4 Ra7 58. Rb6 Kf7 59. Ke5 Re7+ 60. Kd5 Rd7+ 61. Rd6 Ra7 62. Rd8 Ra5+ 63. Kd4 Ra4+ 64. Ke5 Ra5+ 65. Kf4 Ra7 66. Rd4 Ke6 67. Rb4 Rf7+ 68. Ke3 Ra7 69. Rb8 Re7 70. Rh8 Ra7 71. Re8+ Kf7 72. Rb8 Ke6 73. Rb6+ Kf7 74. Kf4 Re7 75. Rf6+ Ke8 76. h5 gxh5 77. e5 Rf7 78. Ke4 Rg7 79. Kf5 Rf7 80. Kf4 h4 81. Kg4 Re7 82. e6 Ra7 83. Rh6 Kf8 84. Kxh4 Ra4+ 85. Kh5 Re4 86. Rf6+ Kg7 87. Rf7+ Kg8 88. Re7 Kf8 89. Rxh7 Rxe6 90. Rh6 Re1 91. Ra6 Kg7 92. Ra7+ Kg8 93. Kh6 Re6+ 94. g6 Re8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2773) – Anand, Viswanathan (2783) [A45]
5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Saint Louis USA (6.3), 2017-08-08
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 e6 4. Nf3 Bd6 5. Nbd2 c5 6. Bb5+ Nc6 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. c4 Bd7 9. O-O O-O 10. cxd5 Nxd5 11. Bg3 Ne5 12. Bxd7 Nxf3+ 13. Nxf3 Qxd7 14. Qb3 Nb6 15. Rfd1 Qa4 16. Qxa4 Nxa4 17. Be5 f6 18. b3 Nb6 19. Bd4 Rac8 20. e4 e5 21. Bxc5 Rxc5 22. Rac1 Rxc1 23. Rxc1 Rc8 24. Rxc8+ Nxc8 25. Nd2 Kf7 26. f3 Ke6 27. Kf2 Kd6 28. Ke3 Kc5 29. a3 Nd6 30. Kd3 a5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2809) – So, Wesley (2810) [D38]
5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Saint Louis USA (6.4), 2017-08-08
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. Qa4+ Nc6 8. e3 O-O 9. Be2 dxc4 10. O-O Bxc3 11. bxc3 Bd7 12. Qxc4 Rac8 13. Rad1 Rfd8 14. Nd2 Na5 15. Qb4 b6 16. Ba6 Rb8 17. Ne4 Qf5 18. Bd3 Bc6 19. f3 Bxe4 20. fxe4 Qg5 21. Rf3 c5 22. Qb2 e5 23. Rdf1 cxd4 24. cxd4 Rb7 25. d5 Rc7 26. h4 Qxh4 27. Qxe5 Qe7 28. Qg3 Qc5 29. Rf6 h5 30. Rh6 Qc3 31. Rxh5 g6 32. e5  1 – 0 (view game)

Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2742) – Svidler, Peter (2749) [C91]
5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Saint Louis USA (6.5), 2017-08-08
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. d4 d6 9. c3 Bg4 10. Be3 Bh5 11. Nbd2 Na5 12. Bc2 Ng4 13. Qe2 Nxe3 14. Qxe3 Bxf3 15. Nxf3 Nc4 16. Qc1 Bf6 17. a4 b4 18. cxb4 exd4 19. Bd3 Ne5 20. Nxe5 dxe5 21. Qc5 Re8 22. Rec1 Be7 23. Qxc7 Bxb4 24. Qxd8 Rexd8 25. a5 Rdc8 26. Rxc8+ Rxc8 27. Kf1 Rc5 28. Ra4 Bxa5 29. b4 Rc1+ 30. Ke2 Bd8 31. Rxa6 Kf8 32. b5 Rc3 33. Ra7 g5 34. g4 Bb6 35. Ra6 Bc5 36. Rh6 Kg7 37. Rc6 Bb4 38. Rxc3 Bxc3 39. b6 Ba5 40. b7 Bc7 41. Bc2 Kf8 42. Kd3 Ke7 43. Kc4 f6 44. Kd5 h6 45. Bd3 Bb8 46. Kc6 Bd6 47. h3 Bb8 48. f3  ½ – ½ (view game)

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