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Paris GCT Blitz 2018 Round 9

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2782 17.5
2 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2769 16.5
3 So, Wesley USA 2778 16
4 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 15
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2764 14
6 Anand, Viswanatan IND 2759 12.5
7 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2808 11.5
8 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2766 11
9 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2816 10.5
10 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2792 10.5

Karjakin,Sergey (2782) – Nakamura,Hi (2769) [C67]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (1), 2018-06-23
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nf5 8. Nf3 d5 9. d4 O-O 10. c3 Re8 11. Nbd2 Bd6 12. g3 Rxe1 13. Nxe1 Nce7 14. Bd3 c6 15. Ndf3 g6 16. Ng2 f6 17. Bf4 Ng7 18. Qb3 Bg4 19. Nd2 Rb8 20. Re1 Bf5 21. Bf1 Be6 22. h4 Bf7 23. Qa4 Ra8 24. b4 Nc8 25. Qc2 Qc7 26. a4 Bxf4 27. Nxf4 Nd6 28. a5 Re8 29. Rxe8+ Ngxe8 30. Qd1 Qe7 31. Bd3 Nc7 32. Kg2 Ncb5 33. Qc2 Na3 34. Qc1 Nac4 35. Qc2 Kg7 36. Ne2 Be6 37. Nf4 Bf7 38. Ne2 Be6 39. Nf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Grischuk,A (2766) – Mamedyarov,S (2808) [B12]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (1), 2018-06-23
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nd2 e6 5. Nb3 Nd7 6. Nf3 Ne7 7. Be2 Ng6 8. O-O f6 9. c4 dxc4 10. Bxc4 fxe5 11. Ng5 Qf6 12. g4 Nf4 13. Bxf4 exf4 14. Nxe6 Bxe6 15. Bxe6 O-O-O 16. Re1 Kb8 17. Qf3 Bd6 18. Re4 h5 19. Bxd7 Rxd7 20. Rae1 Qg6 21. h3 hxg4 22. Qxg4 Qxg4+ 23. hxg4 f3 24. Re8+ Rd8 25. Rxd8+ Rxd8 26. Re3 Rf8 27. Nd2 Rf4 28. Nxf3 Rxg4+ 29. Kf1 a5 30. a4 Kc7 31. Ke2 b5 32. b3 Rf4 33. Re6 bxa4 34. bxa4 c5 35. Ke3 g5 36. Re4 Rf5 37. dxc5 Rxc5 38. Kd3 Rf5 39. Nd4 Rxf2 40. Ne6+ Kc6 41. Nxg5 Ra2 42. Rc4+ Kb6 43. Ne4 Bb4 44. Nc3 Ra3 45. Kc2 Bxc3 46. Rxc3  ½ – ½ (view game)

So,W (2778) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) [A04]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (1), 2018-06-23
1. Nf3 c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. d4 d5 4. Bg5 e6 5. e3 Be7 6. Nbd2 Nc6 7. Bd3 b6 8. Bb5 Bd7 9. Qe2 O-O 10. O-O Ne8 11. Bf4 Nd6 12. Bd3 c4 13. Bc2 f5 14. b3 b5 15. a4 a6 16. Ne5 Nxe5 17. Bxe5 Nf7 18. Bg3 Bc6 19. Nf3 Bd6 20. axb5 axb5 21. Rxa8 Bxa8 22. Ra1 Bb7 23. Qd1 Bxg3 24. hxg3 Qc7 25. Qb1 Bc6 26. b4 g6 27. Ra6 Ra8 28. Rxa8+ Bxa8 29. Qa2 Bc6 30. Qa6 Kg7 31. Nd2 Qb7 32. Qa5 g5 33. f4 g4 34. Kf2 Kf6 35. Bd1 h5 36. Bc2 Ke7 37. Qa1 Be8 38. Ke2 Nd8 39. Qh1 Qa7 40. Qh4+ Kd7 41. Qf6 Bf7 42. Nb1 Qa2 43. Kd2 Qb2 44. Qg7 Qa2 45. Qf8 Qa6 46. Kc1 Qd6 47. Qg7 Qe7 48. Na3 Kc6 49. Qe5 Qa7 50. Kb2 Qb6 51. Qf6 Kc7 52. Qe7+ Kc8 53. Bd1 Qc6 54. Qa7 Be8 55. Qe7 Qd7 56. Qc5+ Qc7 57. Qf8 Qd7 58. Bc2 Nb7 59. Qf6 Nd6 60. Qf8 Kc7 61. Kc1 Qf7 62. Qxf7+ Bxf7 63. Kd2 Kc6 64. Ke2 Nc8 65. Kf2 Ne7 66. Bd1 Be8 67. Bc2 Kd6 68. Bd1 Ng6 69. Nb1 Ke7 70. Nd2 Kf6 71. Nf1 Kg7 72. Nd2 Kh6 73. Nf1 h4 74. gxh4 Nxh4 75. g3 Ng6 76. Nd2 Nh8 77. Bc2 Nf7 78. Nb1 Nd6 79. Nd2 Kg7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik,V (2792) – Aronian,L (2764) [A11]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (1), 2018-06-23
1. c4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 Nf6 4. b4 Bg4 5. cxd5 cxd5 6. Qa4+ Bd7 7. Qb3 e6 8. Bb2 Nc6 9. a3 a5 10. b5 a4 11. Qd1 Na5 12. Nc3 Nb3 13. Rb1 Nc5 14. Be2 Bd6 15. O-O O-O 16. d4 Nce4 17. Nxa4 Qa5 18. Nc5 Nxc5 19. dxc5 Bxc5 20. Bd3 Bxa3 21. Ra1 Qb4 22. Bxf6 gxf6 23. Nd4 f5 24. Qh5 Qe7 25. g4 Qf6 26. Kh1 Kh8 27. gxf5 e5 28. Nc2 Bc5 29. Rad1 Ra2 30. f3 Rb2 31. Rg1 Bxb5 32. Bxb5 Rxc2 33. Rde1 Rc3 34. Rg3 Bxe3 35. Rh3 h6 36. Ra1 Bf4 37. Bf1 Rg8 38. Rd1 d4 39. Bd3 Qg5 40. Qxg5 Bxg5 41. Rg3 Bf4 42. Rxg8+ Kxg8 43. Be4 b5 44. Rb1 Rc5 45. Kg2 Kg7 46. h4 Kf6 47. Ra1  0 – 1 (view game)

Caruana,F (2816) – Anand,V (2759) [A35]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (1), 2018-06-23
1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. d4 d5 6. a3 a6 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. b4 Bd6 9. Bb2 O-O 10. cxd5 exd5 11. Be2 Be6 12. O-O a5 13. Nb5 Be7 14. bxa5 Nxa5 15. Nfd4 Bd7 16. Bc3 Nc6 17. a4 Ne4 18. Bb2 Nc5 19. Bf3 Ne5 20. Be2 Nc4 21. Bc3 Ne4 22. Be1 Bf6 23. Ra2 Re8 24. Bd3 Nc5 25. Bc2 g6 26. Bb4 Ne6 27. Bb3 Nxd4 28. Nxd4 Qb6 29. Bc3 Rec8 30. Ba1 Na5 31. Bxd5 Nc6 32. Nb5 Nb4 33. Bxf7+ Kxf7 34. Qxd7+ Be7 35. Bd4 Qc6 36. Qh3 Nxa2 37. Qxh7+ Ke8 38. h3 Rxa4 39. Rd1 Qe6 40. Qh8+ Kf7 41. Qh7+ Ke8 42. Qh8+ Kf7 43. Qh7+ Ke8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) – Caruana,F (2816) [C53]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (2), 2018-06-23
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. Re1 h6 8. Nbd2 a5 9. Nf1 Bb6 10. Be3 Bxe3 11. Nxe3 Be6 12. Bb5 Ne7 13. Ba4 Ng6 14. Bc2 Re8 15. d4 c6 16. Qd2 Qc7 17. Nf5 Rad8 18. Rad1 Bxa2 19. b3 a4 20. bxa4 Bc4 21. Qc1 Ne7 22. Ne3 Be6 23. Qb2 Ra8 24. c4 Ng6 25. Rb1 Ra7 26. Red1 Ng4 27. Nf5 Rd8 28. h3 Nf6 29. c5 dxc5 30. dxe5 Nd7 31. Rd2 Rb8 32. Nd6 c4 33. Rbd1 b5 34. Nd4 Ndxe5 35. axb5 Qxd6 36. Nxc6 Qxc6 37. Rd8+ Kh7 38. Rxb8 Qc7 39. Rdd8 c3 40. Qc1 Qc5 41. b6 Ra2 42. b7 Qb6 43. h4 Nc6 44. Ra8 Qxb7 45. Rxa2 Bxa2 46. Rd6 Nge5 47. f4 Qb6+ 48. Kh1 Ng4 49. e5+ g6 50. Qe1 Be6 51. h5 Kg7 52. hxg6 Nf2+ 53. Kh2 Ng4+ 54. Kg3 Qc5  1 – 0 (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2769) – Anand,V (2759) [A05]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (2), 2018-06-23
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. b3 c5 3. Bb2 Nc6 4. e3 e6 5. d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Be7 7. Nxc6 dxc6 8. Bd3 Qa5+ 9. Nd2 e5 10. O-O Be6 11. Nc4 Bxc4 12. Bxc4 Ba3 13. Qc1 Bxb2 14. Qxb2 O-O 15. b4 Qc7 16. h3 Rfd8 17. Rfd1 Rd6 18. Rxd6 Qxd6 19. Be2 Qe7 20. Rd1 g6 21. Bc4 Rc8 22. a4 Rc7 23. Bb3 Rd7 24. Rxd7 Nxd7 25. Qc3 Nf6 26. Qc4 Kg7 27. b5 cxb5 28. axb5 b6 29. Kf1 Ne8 30. Qd5 Nf6 31. Qc4 Ne8 32. Qd5 Nf6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian,L (2764) – So,W (2778) [A06]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (2), 2018-06-23
1. Nf3 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. b3 Bd6 5. Bb2 O-O 6. Nc3 c5 7. cxd5 exd5 8. d4 Nc6 9. Be2 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Nxd4 11. Qxd4 Re8 12. Rd1 Be5 13. Qd2 Bf5 14. O-O Rc8 15. Bf3 Ne4 16. Nxe4 dxe4 17. Qxd8 Rcxd8 18. Rxd8 Rxd8 19. Bxe5 exf3 20. gxf3 Rd2 21. Kg2 Rxa2 22. Rc1 Rc2 23. Rxc2 Bxc2 24. b4 b6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov,S (2808) – Kramnik,V (2792) [D53]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (2), 2018-06-23
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 h6 7. Bh4 c5 8. dxc5 O-O 9. Rd1 Nxc5 10. Nf3 Bd7 11. Ne5 Rc8 12. Be2 Nfe4 13. Bxe7 Qxe7 14. Nxe4 dxe4 15. Nxd7 Nxd7 16. Qxe4 Qb4+ 17. Kf1 Rfd8 18. b3 Nf6 19. Qc2 Rxd1+ 20. Qxd1 Qa5 21. Bf3 Rd8 22. Qb1 Rd2 23. g3 g5 24. h3 Rxa2 25. Kg2 Qd2 26. Rf1 b6 27. Qc1 a5 28. c5 bxc5 29. Qxc5 Kg7 30. Qc1 Nd7 31. Qxd2 Rxd2 32. Rd1 Rxd1 33. Bxd1 Nc5 34. Bc2 e5 35. f4 exf4 36. exf4 gxf4 37. gxf4 Ne6 38. Kg3 Kf6 39. Kg4 Nd4 40. Bd1 Kg6 41. Kh4 Nf5+  0 – 1 (view game)

Karjakin,Sergey (2782) – Grischuk,A (2766) [B92]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (2), 2018-06-23
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 Ng4 7. Bc1 Nf6 8. Be2 e5 9. Nb3 Be7 10. Be3 Be6 11. Nd5 Nbd7 12. Qd3 O-O 13. O-O Bxd5 14. exd5 Rc8 15. c4 Ne8 16. f3 g6 17. Kh1 Ng7 18. Bg1 Bg5 19. Rad1 h5 20. Nd2 f5 21. b4 h4 22. c5 dxc5 23. d6 cxb4 24. Qd5+ Kh7 25. Nc4 Bf4 26. Qxb7 Rf7 27. Nb6 Rc2 28. Qd5 Nxb6 29. Qxf7 Rxe2 30. Bxb6 Qxb6 31. Qe7 h3 32. g3 Qc5 33. gxf4 Qc2 34. Qh4+ Nh5 35. Qxh3 Rd2 36. Rxd2 Qxd2 37. fxe5 Qxa2 38. d7 Qd5 39. e6 b3 40. Qh4 Qd3 41. Kg2 b2 42. d8=Q Qxf1+ 43. Kxf1 b1=Q+ 44. Kg2 Qa2+ 45. Kh3  1 – 0 (view game)

Grischuk,A (2766) – Nakamura,Hi (2769) [C67]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (3), 2018-06-23
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nf5 8. Nf3 d5 9. d4 O-O 10. g3 Re8 11. Nc3 Be6 12. Ne2 g5 13. b3 h6 14. h3 Bf6 15. c3 Nd6 16. Bg2 Bg7 17. Be3 Qd7 18. h4 f6 19. hxg5 hxg5 20. Bxg5 fxg5 21. Nxg5 Bg4 22. Bxd5+ Kh8 23. Kg2 Bh6 24. Qd3 Bf5 25. Rh1 Bxd3  0 – 1 (view game)

Kramnik,V (2792) – Karjakin,Sergey (2782) [E14]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (3), 2018-06-23
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 e6 4. e3 Be7 5. Nc3 O-O 6. h3 b6 7. Bd3 Bb7 8. O-O dxc4 9. Bxc4 Nbd7 10. Qe2 c5 11. Rd1 Qc7 12. e4 cxd4 13. Nxd4 a6 14. Bg5 b5 15. Nxe6 Qxc4 16. Qxc4 bxc4 17. Nxf8 Kxf8 18. Rd4 Ne5 19. Rad1 Rc8 20. Na4 Rc6 21. b3 cxb3 22. axb3 Rc2 23. f3 Ke8 24. R4d2 Rxd2 25. Bxd2 Bc6 26. Ra1 Nfd7 27. Be3 Nd3 28. Nc3 Bb7 29. Rd1 Nb4 30. Na4 f6 31. Nb2 Ne5 32. Bd4 Nbc6 33. Bc3 Bc8 34. f4 Nd7 35. Nc4 Nc5 36. Nd6+ Bxd6 37. Rxd6 Bb7 38. b4 Na4 39. Ba1 Ke7 40. e5 fxe5 41. fxe5 Nb6 42. Rd3 Nxb4 43. Rg3 g6 44. Rg4 N6d5 45. Rh4 h5 46. g4 Nf4 47. gxh5 g5 48. Rg4 Bc8 49. Rxf4 gxf4 50. h6 Bf5 51. Kf2 Be4 52. Bc3 Nd3+ 53. Ke2 Ke6 54. h4 Nxe5 55. h5 Ng4 56. Bg7 Kf7 57. Kf1 f3 58. Bd4 Nxh6  0 – 1 (view game)

So,W (2778) – Mamedyarov,S (2808) [D06]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (3), 2018-06-23
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c5 3. cxd5 Qxd5 4. Nf3 cxd4 5. Nc3 Qa5 6. Nxd4 Nf6 7. g3 e5 8. Nb3 Qc7 9. Bg2 Bb4 10. Bd2 O-O 11. O-O Rd8 12. Rc1 Nc6 13. Qc2 Be6 14. Bg5 Rac8 15. Qb1 Qb6 16. Na4 Qb5 17. Nac5 Bxb3 18. Nxb3 Qxe2 19. Bxf6 gxf6 20. Qf5 Ne7 21. Qxf6 Rxc1 22. Rxc1 Rd6 23. Qg5+ Ng6 24. h4 Be1 25. Qf5 Nf4 26. gxf4 Qxf2+ 27. Kh1 Rg6 28. Rc2 Qxh4+ 29. Kg1 Bg3 30. Qxe5 Qg4 31. Rd2 Qh4 32. Nd4 Bh2+ 33. Kf1 Qxf4+ 34. Qxf4 Bxf4 35. Re2 h5 36. Bxb7 Kf8 37. Bc6 Bc7 38. Be4 Ra6 39. Nf5 Re6 40. Bd3 Rb6 41. Rc2 Bd8 42. Rc8 Ke8 43. Bb5+ Rxb5 44. Nd6+  1 – 0 (view game)

Caruana,F (2816) – Aronian,L (2764) [C46]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (3), 2018-06-23
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. a3 Be7 5. d4 exd4 6. Nxd4 O-O 7. Nxc6 bxc6 8. e5 Ne8 9. Bd3 d5 10. O-O f6 11. Bf4 fxe5 12. Bxe5 Bf6 13. Qe2 Nd6 14. Rae1 Bxe5 15. Qxe5 Bf5 16. Na4 Qh4 17. Bxf5 Rxf5 18. Qe6+ Rf7 19. b3 Re8 20. Qxe8+ Nxe8 21. Rxe8+ Rf8 22. Re6 Rf6 23. Re3 h6 24. Nc5 Qg4 25. Nd3 Re6 26. h3 Qf5 27. Rfe1 Rxe3 28. Rxe3 Qf6 29. Re5 Kh7 30. b4 Qd6 31. Re3 a5 32. g4 axb4 33. axb4 Qf6 34. Kg2 h5 35. Re5 hxg4 36. hxg4 Kg8 37. Re8+ Kf7 38. Re3 Qg5 39. Kg3 Kg8 40. Re8+ Kh7 41. Re3 Qh6 42. Kg2 Kg8 43. Re2 Qh4 44. f3 Qf6 45. Re5 Qh6 46. Re2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand,V (2759) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) [B90]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (3), 2018-06-23
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e5 7. Nf3 h6 8. Bc4 Qc7 9. Bb3 Be6 10. O-O Nbd7 11. Be3 Be7 12. Nh4 O-O 13. Nf5 Bxf5 14. exf5 b5 15. Qe2 Nb6 16. Bxb6 Qxb6 17. a4 Rab8 18. axb5 axb5 19. Nd5 Nxd5 20. Bxd5 Bf6 21. Rfd1 Rfc8 22. c3 Rc7 23. Be4 b4 24. c4 b3 25. Ra3 Qc5 26. Bd5 e4 27. Ra4 Re7 28. Kf1 e3 29. f4 Bxb2 30. Ra6 Bf6 31. g4 b2 32. Rb1 Qd4 33. Rxd6 Qxf4+  0 – 1 (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2769) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) [B50]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (4), 2018-06-23
1. Nf3 c5 2. e4 d6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. h3 a6 5. a4 Nc6 6. d4 cxd4 7. Nxd4 g6 8. Be3 Bg7 9. g3 O-O 10. Bg2 Bd7 11. O-O Ne5 12. Nde2 Nc4 13. Bc1 Rc8 14. b3 Ne5 15. Bb2 b5 16. axb5 axb5 17. Nd4 b4 18. Nd5 e6 19. Nxf6+ Bxf6 20. Qd2 Qb6 21. Kh2 Bg7 22. Rad1 Rfd8 23. f4 Nc6 24. Nxc6 Bxc6 25. Bxg7 Kxg7 26. Qd4+ Qxd4 27. Rxd4 Ba8 28. Rf2 Rb8 29. Rfd2 Rb6 30. Rc4 d5 31. Rc7 Rc6 32. Rxc6 Bxc6 33. Rd4 Rb8 34. exd5 exd5 35. g4 Kf6 36. Kg3 Ke6 37. Bf1 Kd6 38. Rd2 Re8 39. h4 Kc5 40. Bg2 Re3+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov,S (2808) – Caruana,F (2816) [D30]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (4), 2018-06-23
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Bg5 Bb4+ 5. Nbd2 dxc4 6. e3 b5 7. a4 c6 8. Be2 O-O 9. O-O Nbd7 10. Qc2 a5 11. b3 cxb3 12. Qxc6 Rb8 13. Bxb5 Bb7 14. Qc1 Rc8 15. Qd1 b2 16. Rb1 Bc3 17. Qb3 Nb6 18. Rxb2 Bd5 19. Qa3 Bxb2 20. Qxb2 h6 21. Bh4 Qc7 22. Bxf6 gxf6 23. e4 Ba8 24. Qa3 Kg7 25. Qe3 Rfd8 26. h3 Qd6 27. Rb1 Rb8 28. Re1 Rg8 29. Nf1 Kh7 30. Bd3 Qf8 31. N3h2 Qg7 32. Ng4 Kh8 33. Ng3 Qg5 34. f4 Qh4 35. f5 Qg5 36. e5 Qxe3+ 37. Rxe3 Nd5 38. Re1 Rb3 39. Rd1 Nf4 40. Nxf6 Rxg3  0 – 1 (view game)

Aronian,L (2764) – Anand,V (2759) [B13]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (4), 2018-06-23
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Bd3 Qc7 6. Nd2 Nf6 7. Ngf3 Bg4 8. Nf1 e6 9. Ng3 Nh5 10. O-O Bd6 11. Re1 Nxg3 12. hxg3 Bh5 13. a4 Bg6 14. Bf1 O-O 15. Bd3 Rfe8 16. Bxg6 hxg6 17. Ng5 Qd7 18. Qg4 f6 19. Nh3 Kf7 20. Bf4 Bf8 21. Re2 Ne7 22. Qf3 Kg8 23. Rae1 Nf5 24. g4 Nd6 25. g5 Ne4 26. Qd3 Qf7 27. f3 Nd6 28. Bxd6 Bxd6 29. f4 Re7 30. g3 Rae8 31. Qd2 a6 32. Kg2 Rf8 33. Qd3 Rfe8 34. Qd2 Rf8 35. Re3 Qe8 36. Qd1 Kf7 37. Nf2 fxg5 38. Nh3 gxf4 39. Rxe6 Rxe6 40. Ng5+ Kg8 41. Rxe6 Qd7 42. Qh1  1 – 0 (view game)

Grischuk,A (2766) – Kramnik,V (2792) [C65]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (4), 2018-06-23
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 d6 5. O-O a6 6. Bxc6+ bxc6 7. d4 exd4 8. Nxd4 c5 9. Nc6 Qd7 10. Na5 Qa4 11. Bd2 Nxe4 12. Nc3 Nxc3 13. Bxc3 Be6 14. Qf3 d5 15. Rfe1 O-O-O 16. b3 Qb5 17. Bd2 Qb6 18. c4 Kb8 19. a3 g5 20. b4 g4 21. Qf6 Bd6 22. bxc5 Qxc5 23. Rab1+ Kc8 24. Nb7 Be7 25. Qb2 Qxa3 26. Qc2 dxc4 27. Nxd8 Rxd8 28. Be3 c3 29. Qe4 Rd5 30. g3 h5 31. Rec1 h4 32. Ra1 Qd6 33. gxh4 Bf5 34. Qc4 c2 35. Qe2 Bd3 36. Qxg4+ Bf5 37. Qf3 Qg6+ 38. Qg3 Bxh4 39. Qxg6 fxg6 40. Kg2 Kb7 41. Ra2 Bf6 42. Kf3 a5 43. Ke2 Bd3+ 44. Kf3 Rf5+ 45. Kg2 Be4+ 46. Kf1 Rb5 47. Ke2 Rb3 48. Kd2 Bc3+ 49. Ke2 Bb2 50. Rg1 Bd3+ 51. Kd2 c1=Q+ 52. Rxc1 Bxc1+ 53. Kxc1 Ka6 54. Rb2 Rxb2 55. Kxb2 Kb5 56. Kc3 Bf5 57. Bg5 c5 58. Be7 a4 59. Kb2 Kb4 60. Bf6 a3+ 61. Ka1 Kb3 62. Bg5 c4 63. Bc1 c3 64. h4 Be4 65. f4 Bf5 66. Be3 Kc2 67. Ka2 Kd1 68. Kxa3 Be6 69. f5 gxf5 70. h5 Bg8 71. h6 Ke2 72. Bg5 Kf3 73. h7 Bxh7 74. Kb3 Kg4 75. Bc1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin,Sergey (2782) – So,W (2778) [C19]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (4), 2018-06-23
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. h4 Qc7 8. h5 h6 9. Nf3 b6 10. a4 Ba6 11. Bb5+ Bxb5 12. axb5 a5 13. bxa6 Rxa6 14. Rxa6 Nxa6 15. Qd3 Nb8 16. O-O Nd7 17. Bf4 O-O 18. Ra1 Rc8 19. Qd2 Kh7 20. Qd3+ Kg8 21. Qd2 Kh7 22. g4 Qc6 23. Qd3+ Kh8 24. Bg3 Ra8 25. Rxa8+ Qxa8 26. Bh4 Ng8 27. Kg2 Qa4 28. g5 Qc4 29. Qd2 b5 30. Qf4 cxd4 31. Qxf7 d3 32. cxd3 Qg4+ 33. Bg3 Nc5 34. gxh6 gxh6 35. Nh4 Qg7 36. Ng6+ Kh7 37. Qe8 d4 38. cxd4 Qb7+ 39. Kh2 Nxd3 40. Qxe6 Qf3 41. Qd7+  1 – 0 (view game)

Kramnik,V (2792) – Nakamura,Hi (2769) [A14]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (5), 2018-06-23
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Be7 5. c4 O-O 6. Re1 c5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. d4 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Nc6 10. Nxc6 bxc6 11. Qc2 Qb6 12. Bd2 c5 13. Na3 Bb7 14. Nc4 Qa6 15. Na5 Bc8 16. Rac1 Bd7 17. a3 Bb5 18. e4 Nb6 19. b3 Bd3 20. Qc3 Rac8 21. Bf4 Rfd8 22. Red1 c4 23. bxc4 Na4 24. Qe1 Nb2 25. e5 Rc7 26. Qc3 Nxd1 27. Rxd1 Bxc4 28. Rxd8+ Bxd8 29. Qd4 Bd5 30. Bxd5 exd5 31. Qxd5 Qc8 32. Nb3 Be7 33. Nd4 Qd7 34. Qxd7 Rxd7 35. Nc6 Bxa3 36. Be3 a6 37. Kg2 Rc7 38. Nd4 Bc5 39. e6 Bxd4  0 – 1 (view game)

Caruana,F (2816) – Karjakin,Sergey (2782) [C46]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (5), 2018-06-23
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. a3 d5 5. Bb5 d4 6. Ne2 Bd6 7. d3 O-O 8. Bc4 Na5 9. Ba2 c5 10. Ng3 b5 11. O-O c4 12. Bd2 Be6 13. Ng5 Bg4 14. Qe1 Bc7 15. h3 Bd7 16. b4 c3 17. Bc1 Nc6 18. f4 h6 19. fxe5 Nxe5 20. Nf3 Nxf3+ 21. Rxf3 a5 22. bxa5 Rxa5 23. Qf2 Be5 24. Bb3 b4 25. Nf5 Be6 26. Bxh6 Bxf5 27. Bxg7 Kxg7 28. Rxf5 Qd6 29. a4 Bh2+ 30. Kh1 Rxf5 31. Qxf5 Qe5 32. Rf1 Rh8 33. Rf3 Rh5 34. Qc8 Qc7 35. Qa6 Be5 36. a5 Rg5 37. Qb6 Qxb6 38. axb6 Kf8 39. b7 Ke7 40. g4 Kd8 41. Bxf7 Kc7 42. Rf5 Rxf5 43. exf5 Nd7 44. g5 Nc5  0 – 1 (view game)

So,W (2778) – Grischuk,A (2766) [E99]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (5), 2018-06-23
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. d4 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d5 Ne7 9. Ne1 Nd7 10. f3 f5 11. Be3 f4 12. Bf2 g5 13. Rc1 Ng6 14. c5 Nxc5 15. b4 Na6 16. Nb5 b6 17. Nd3 Rf7 18. Rc3 h5 19. h3 Bf6 20. Be1 Qd7 21. Nf2 Bd8 22. Qb3 Nb8 23. Bd2 a6 24. Na3 Qe7 25. Rfc1 Nd7 26. Nc4 Bb7 27. a4 Nf6 28. Qc2 Rg7 29. Be1 Rb8 30. Na3 Bc8 31. Qd1 Ra8 32. Nc4 Bd7 33. Nd2 Qe8 34. Ra1 Nh8 35. Qc2 Nf7 36. Rxc7 Bxc7 37. Qxc7 b5 38. axb5 axb5 39. Rxa8 Qxa8 40. Qa5 Qe8 41. Kf1 Rg6 42. Nb1 g4 43. Nc3 gxf3 44. gxf3 Qc8 45. Bxb5 Bxh3+ 46. Ke2 Rg1 47. Bc6 Bf1+ 48. Kd2 Ng5 49. Kc2 Nxf3 50. Bd2 Rg2 51. Qa7 Nd4+  0 – 1 (view game)

Anand,V (2759) – Mamedyarov,S (2808) [B29]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (5), 2018-06-23
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. Nc3 e6 5. Nxd5 exd5 6. d4 Nc6 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Qxd5 d6 9. exd6 Qb6 10. Qe4+ Be6 11. Qh4 f6 12. Bc4 Bxf2+ 13. Qxf2 Bxc4 14. b3 Qxf2+ 15. Kxf2 Bf7 16. c4 Kd7 17. Ba3 a5 18. Nd2 Rhe8 19. Rhe1 Ne5 20. Kg1 a4 21. Ne4 b6 22. Nc3 Ra6 23. Nb5 Rc8 24. Bb2 Nc6 25. Rad1 Bg6 26. Re7+ Nxe7 27. dxe7+ Kxe7 28. Ba3+ Ke8 29. Re1+ Kd8 30. Rd1+ Ke8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) – Aronian,L (2764) [C53]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (5), 2018-06-23
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. O-O d5 7. exd5 Nxd5 8. a4 a5 9. Re1 Bg4 10. Nbd2 Nb6 11. Bb5 Bd6 12. Ne4 Ne7 13. d4 exd4 14. Nxd6 cxd6 15. Qxd4 Bxf3 16. gxf3 Nc6 17. Qg4 Qf6 18. Bg5 Qg6 19. Be3 Nd5 20. Qxg6 hxg6 21. Rad1 Nxe3 22. Rxe3 Rfd8 23. f4 Kf8 24. Kg2 Ne7 25. Red3 Nf5 26. Rd5 b6 27. Be2 Rac8 28. Rb5 Rc6 29. Bg4 Rc4 30. Bxf5 gxf5 31. Kg3 Rxa4 32. Rxb6 Ra2 33. Rd5 g6 34. c4 Rc8 35. Rd4 Kg7 36. h3 Ra4 37. b3 Ra3 38. f3 a4 39. bxa4 Rxa4 40. Rbxd6 Raxc4 41. Rxc4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2769) – Aronian,L (2764) [C84]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (6), 2018-06-23
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 Nxd5 13. Bxd5 Rc8 14. a4 c6 15. Bb3 d5 16. axb5 axb5 17. exd5 c5 18. h3 Bh5 19. Re1 Bd6 20. Ra6 Qf6 21. Rc6 Rce8 22. g4 Bg6 23. Kg2 h5 24. g5 Qd8 25. Rxe8 Rxe8 26. c3 dxc3 27. bxc3 Bf5 28. Bc2 Qd7 29. Ng1 g6 30. d4 Bxc2 31. Qxc2 Bf8 32. c4 bxc4 33. Qxc4 Rd8 34. dxc5 Qxd5+ 35. Qxd5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin,Sergey (2782) – Anand,V (2759) [C65]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (6), 2018-06-23
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O d6 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. Bxc6 bxc6 8. h3 Bb6 9. Re1 Nd7 10. a4 a5 11. Nc4 Ba6 12. Nxb6 cxb6 13. d4 c5 14. dxe5 dxe5 15. Nh2 Bb7 16. Ng4 h5 17. Ne3 Bxe4 18. Qxh5 f5 19. f3 Nf6 20. Qg6 f4 21. fxe4 fxe3 22. Bxe3 Qe8 23. Qxe8 Rfxe8 24. Bg5 Rad8 25. Kf2 Rd4 26. Bxf6 Rf8 27. Ke3 Rxf6 28. c3 Rd8 29. Rad1 Rdf8 30. Rd5 Rg6 31. Re2 Rg3+ 32. Kd2 Re8 33. Rd6 Rb8 34. Kc2 Kh7 35. Kb3  1 – 0 (view game)

Mamedyarov,S (2808) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) [A48]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (6), 2018-06-23
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bg5 Bg7 4. Nbd2 O-O 5. c3 d6 6. e4 c5 7. d5 h6 8. Bh4 e6 9. dxe6 Bxe6 10. Bd3 Nc6 11. O-O Re8 12. Re1 Qc7 13. Bc4 Rad8 14. h3 a6 15. a4 g5 16. Bxe6 Rxe6 17. Bg3 Qe7 18. Qc2 Re8 19. Rad1 b5 20. axb5 axb5 21. Qb3 b4 22. Qa4 Qb7 23. Nc4 bxc3 24. Nxd6 Rxd6 25. Rxd6 cxb2 26. Rb1 Nxe4 27. Rxc6 Nc3 28. Rc7 Qb8 29. Qd7 Rf8 30. Rb7 Qxb7 31. Qxb7 Nxb1 32. Be5 Nd2 33. Bxb2 Nxf3+ 34. gxf3 Bxb2 35. Qxb2 Re8 36. Qb5 Re6 37. f4 gxf4 38. Qb8+ Kg7 39. Qxf4 Rg6+ 40. Kf1 Re6 41. Qf5 c4 42. Qc5 Kg8 43. Qxc4 Kg7 44. Kg2 Rg6+ 45. Kf3 Rf6+ 46. Kg4 Rg6+ 47. Kh5 Rg5+ 48. Kh4 Rg6 49. Qd4+ Kg8 50. f4  1 – 0 (view game)

Grischuk,A (2766) – Caruana,F (2816) [C84]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (6), 2018-06-23
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Bd2 O-O 10. h3 b4 11. a5 Rb8 12. c3 h6 13. Re1 Re8 14. d4 Bf8 15. d5 bxc3 16. bxc3 Ne7 17. Ba4 g5 18. c4 Ng6 19. Nc3 Bg7 20. Qc2 Nf4 21. Reb1 Rxb1+ 22. Rxb1 Rf8 23. Bxd7 Nxd7 24. Nd1 Ne2+ 25. Kf1 Nd4 26. Nxd4 exd4 27. f3 Ne5 28. Nf2 h5 29. Nd3 Qe7 30. Nxe5 Qxe5 31. Qd3 Re8 32. Kf2 g4 33. hxg4 hxg4 34. fxg4 Qxe4 35. Qxe4 Rxe4 36. Kf3 Re7 37. Rb7 Kh7 38. c5 Re5 39. Rxc7 Rxd5 40. cxd6 Rxd6 41. Rxf7 Kg6 42. Rb7 Rf6+ 43. Ke2 d3+ 44. Kxd3 Rf2 45. Rb6+ Kf7 46. Rxa6 Rxg2 47. g5 Rg3+ 48. Ke4 Rg2 49. Bf4 Bc3 50. Kf5 Ra2 51. g6+ Ke8 52. Ra8+ Kd7 53. Ra7+ Kc6 54. Rc7+  1 – 0 (view game)

Kramnik,V (2792) – So,W (2778) [C53]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (6), 2018-06-23
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. Re1 a5 8. h3 h6 9. Bb3 Be6 10. Nbd2 Bxb3 11. axb3 Re8 12. Nf1 d5 13. Qe2 Qd7 14. Nh4 Rad8 15. Qf3 dxe4 16. dxe4 Qd3 17. Be3 Qxe4 18. Bxc5 Qxh4 19. Ng3 Qg5 20. Be3 Qg6 21. Rad1 e4 22. Qf5 Qxf5 23. Nxf5 Nd5 24. Bc1 Kh7 25. Kh2 g5 26. f3 exf3 27. Rxe8 Rxe8 28. Rxd5 Re1 29. Be3 Ne7 30. Bf2 Re2 31. Nxe7 Rxf2 32. Rf5 Rxg2+ 33. Kh1 Rxb2 34. Rxf7+ Kh8 35. Kg1 Rxb3 36. Kf2 a4 37. Nd5 Kg8 38. Rxc7 a3 39. Kxf3 a2 40. Rc8+ Kf7 41. Ra8 Ke6 42. Ke4 Rb2 43. Nb4 Rh2 44. Rxa2 Rxh3 45. Re2 Kd6 46. Nd3 h5 47. Rb2 Kc7 48. Rb5 g4 49. Nf4 Kc6 50. c4 Rh4 51. Ng6 Rh1 52. Ne5+ Kc7 53. Kf4 Rf1+ 54. Kg5 g3 55. Rb2 Rf2 56. Rb1 g2 57. Rg1 Rc2 58. Kxh5  ½ – ½ (view game)

So,W (2778) – Nakamura,Hi (2769) [D37]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (7), 2018-06-23
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. a3 Nc6 9. Qc2 Qa5 10. Rd1 Re8 11. Nd2 e5 12. Bg5 Nd4 13. Qc1 Bf5 14. Bxf6 Nc2+ 15. Ke2 Nd4+ 16. Ke1 Nc2+ 17. Ke2 Nd4+ 18. Ke1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana,F (2816) – Kramnik,V (2792) [C46]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (7), 2018-06-23
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. a3 d5 5. Bb5 Nxe4 6. Qe2 Qd6 7. Nxe4 dxe4 8. Qxe4 Bd7 9. d3 O-O-O 10. O-O Re8 11. Qe2 Qg6 12. Be3 Bd6 13. Nd2 a6 14. Ba4 f5 15. f3 h5 16. Kh1 h4 17. h3 Nd4 18. Bxd7+ Kxd7 19. Qd1 Ne6 20. Nc4 Qf6 21. c3 Kc8 22. b4 Rd8 23. Qb3 Be7 24. b5 Nc5 25. Bxc5 Bxc5 26. bxa6 Qxa6 27. Nxe5 Rhe8 28. d4 Bd6 29. f4 Re7 30. a4 Rde8 31. Qb5 g5 32. Ng6 Qxb5 33. Nxe7+ Rxe7 34. axb5 Bxf4 35. Rae1 Rf7 36. Re6 Kd7 37. d5 b6 38. c4 Rf8 39. Ra1 Bd6 40. Kg1 g4 41. Rf1 g3 42. Rf3 f4 43. Rh6 Ra8 44. Rf1 Ra2 45. Rf6 Be5 46. Rf5 Kd6 47. Re1 Bd4+ 48. Kh1 Be3 49. Rf6+ Kc5 50. Rc6+ Kd4 51. Rd1+ Kc3 52. Rf6 Kxc4 53. d6 cxd6 54. Rf5 d5 55. Rb1 d4  0 – 1 (view game)

Anand,V (2759) – Grischuk,A (2766) [B90]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (7), 2018-06-23
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. a4 e5 7. Nf3 Be7 8. Bg5 Be6 9. Bxf6 Bxf6 10. Nd5 Nd7 11. Bc4 Rc8 12. Qe2 Nb6 13. Nxf6+ Qxf6 14. Bxe6 Qxe6 15. a5 Nd7 16. c3 Qc4 17. Nd2 Qxe2+ 18. Kxe2 Nc5 19. f3 Ke7 20. Nc4 Rc6 21. Ne3 g6 22. b4 Nd7 23. Rac1 h5 24. Nd5+ Ke6 25. c4 f5 26. Kd3 Rcc8 27. Rhf1 Nf6 28. Nxf6 Kxf6 29. Rfd1 Ke6 30. Ke3 Rh7 31. Rd5 f4+ 32. Kd3 g5 33. c5 Rd7 34. Kc4 g4 35. Rcd1 Rc6 36. h4 gxf3 37. gxf3 Ke7 38. Rxd6 Rdxd6 39. Rxd6 Rxd6 40. cxd6+ Kxd6 41. b5  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian,L (2764) – Mamedyarov,S (2808) [C55]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (7), 2018-06-23
1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 Nc6 4. Nf3 h6 5. O-O d6 6. Nc3 Na5 7. Bb3 c6 8. d4 Qc7 9. Qd3 Be7 10. Ne2 O-O 11. Ng3 c5 12. dxc5 dxc5 13. Bd2 Nxb3 14. axb3 Rd8 15. Qe2 b6 16. Bc3 Bd6 17. Nd2 Bg4 18. Qe3 Nd7 19. Nc4 Nf8 20. Nf5 Bxf5 21. exf5 f6 22. Qe4 Be7 23. Rfe1 Qc8 24. Ne3 Rd7 25. f4 Qb7 26. Qxb7 Rxb7 27. fxe5 fxe5 28. Bxe5 Nd7 29. Bc3 Rf8 30. Nd5 Bd8 31. g4 Nf6 32. Bxf6 Bxf6 33. Nxf6+ Rxf6 34. Re8+ Kh7 35. Rae1 h5 36. h3 Rd7 37. Kg2 hxg4 38. hxg4 g6 39. R1e7+ Rf7 40. f6 Kh6 41. Rxd7 Rxd7 42. Re5 g5 43. Kf3 Kg6 44. Rf5 Kf7 45. Rxg5 Kxf6 46. Rf5+ Kg6 47. Ke3 Rd1 48. c3 Rg1 49. Rf8 Rg2 50. Kd3 Rxb2 51. Kc4 Kg5 52. Rg8+ Kf4 53. g5 Kf5 54. Rg7 Ra2 55. Rg8 Ra3 56. Rg7 a6 57. b4 cxb4 58. cxb4 Re3 59. Ra7 b5+ 60. Kd5 Re5+ 61. Kc6 Re6+ 62. Kb7 Kxg5 63. Rxa6 Re4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) – Karjakin,Sergey (2782) [D37]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (7), 2018-06-23
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. c5 Nh5 8. Bd3 Nxf4 9. exf4 b6 10. b4 a5 11. a3 c6 12. O-O Qc7 13. g3 Ba6 14. Kg2 Bxd3 15. Qxd3 Ra7 16. h4 Rfa8 17. Rab1 axb4 18. axb4 h5 19. Rfe1 Bf6 20. f5 exf5 21. Qxf5 g6 22. cxb6 Qd6 23. Qd3 Nxb6 24. Ne2 Ra3 25. Rb3 Nc4 26. Nf4 Rxb3 27. Qxb3 Ra3 28. Qc2 Kg7 29. Re6 Qd7 30. Ne5 Qa7 31. Nxc6 Ra2 32. Nxa7 Rxc2 33. Re2 Rc1 34. Nxd5 Bxd4 35. Nc6 Nb6 36. Nxd4 Nxd5 37. Rb2 Rc4 38. Nc2 Nb6 39. Ne3 Rd4 40. b5 Kf8 41. Kf3 Ke8 42. Ke2 Ke7 43. Rc2 Rb4 44. Rc6 Rb2+ 45. Kf1 Na4 46. b6 Kf8 47. Nc4 Rb4 48. Ke2 Kg7 49. Kd3 Rb3+ 50. Kd4 Rb1 51. Ke5 Rb4 52. Kd6 Nxb6 53. Nxb6 Rb2 54. Nd5 Rxf2 55. Rc3 Re2 56. Re3 Ra2 57. Nf4 Ra6+ 58. Kd5 Ra5+ 59. Ke4 Ra4+ 60. Kf3 Ra7 61. Rc3 Rb7 62. Rc6 Rb3+ 63. Kg2 Rb2+ 64. Kh3 Rb7 65. Nd5 Rb5 66. Rd6 Rc5 67. Rd7 Ra5 68. Kg2 Ra2+ 69. Kf3 Ra3+ 70. Ne3 Ra6 71. Rb7 Rf6+ 72. Ke4 Re6+ 73. Kd4 Rf6 74. Ke4 Re6+ 75. Kf3 Rf6+ 76. Kg2 Ra6 77. Nc4 Rf6 78. Rd7 Kf8 79. Nd6 Kg8 80. Rd8+ Kh7 81. Kg1 Kh6 82. Rh8+  1 – 0 (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2769) – Mamedyarov,S (2808) [A05]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (8), 2018-06-23
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. b3 g6 3. Bb2 Bg7 4. d4 O-O 5. e3 d5 6. c4 c5 7. dxc5 Qa5+ 8. Nbd2 Qxc5 9. Rc1 Nc6 10. a3 a5 11. Be2 Rd8 12. O-O dxc4 13. Nd4 Nxd4 14. Bxd4 Qxa3 15. Nxc4 Qb4 16. Nb6 Rb8 17. Rc4 Qd6 18. Qa1 Be6 19. Ra4 Ng4 20. Bxg4 Bxd4 21. Rxd4 Qxb6 22. Bxe6 fxe6 23. Ra4 Rd5 24. Rb1 Rbd8 25. h3 Qc7 26. b4 Qc2 27. Qa2 Rd1+ 28. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 29. Kh2 Qxa2 30. Rxa2 axb4 31. Rb2 Rd5 32. Rxb4 b5 33. Kg3 Kf7 34. Kf3 Ke8 35. Rh4 h5 36. Re4 Kd7 37. Ke2 Kd6 38. g4 hxg4 39. Rxg4 g5 40. f4 gxf4 41. Rxf4 Kc5 42. Re4 e5 43. Rg4 b4 44. Rg8 b3 45. h4 e4 46. Rc8+ Kb4 47. Rb8+ Kc3 48. Rc8+ Kb2 49. Rh8 Kc2 50. Rc8+ Kb1 51. Kf2 b2 52. Kg3 Rd3 53. h5 Ka2 54. Ra8+ Ra3 55. Rb8 Rxe3+ 56. Kf4 Rb3 57. Ra8+ Ra3  0 – 1 (view game)

Karjakin,Sergey (2782) – Aronian,L (2764) [C84]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (8), 2018-06-23
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 Nxd5 13. Bxd5 Rc8 14. a4 c6 15. Bb3 d5 16. h3 Bh5 17. axb5 axb5 18. exd5 c5 19. c4 dxc3 20. bxc3 Bd6 21. c4 bxc4 22. dxc4 Qf6 23. Bc2 Bxf3 24. Qxf3 Qxf3 25. gxf3 Ra8 26. Rfe1 g6 27. Ba4 Rfd8 28. Bb5 Rxa1 29. Rxa1 Be5 30. Ra7 Rd6 31. Rc7 Bd4 32. Kg2 Rf6 33. f4 h6 34. Rc6 Rxf4 35. f3 Be3 36. d6 Rd4 37. d7 Kg7 38. Rc8 Bg5 39. Rxc5 Rd2+ 40. Kf1 Bh4 41. Rc8 Rf2+ 42. Kg1 Rxf3 43. c5 Rc3 44. c6 Rc1+ 45. Kg2 Rc2+ 46. Kf3 f5 47. c7  1 – 0 (view game)

Grischuk,A (2766) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) [A48]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (8), 2018-06-23
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. e3 Bg7 4. Be2 O-O 5. O-O d6 6. b3 Nc6 7. Bb2 e5 8. dxe5 Ng4 9. c4 Ngxe5 10. Nc3 Re8 11. Qd2 Nxf3+ 12. Bxf3 Ne5 13. Be2 Be6 14. Rac1 Nd7 15. Bf3 Rb8 16. Rfd1 a6 17. Ne4 Bxb2 18. Qxb2 Qe7 19. Qd4 Red8 20. Nc3 Ne5 21. Be2 Nc6 22. Qd2 Ne5 23. Nd5 Bxd5 24. cxd5 Rbc8 25. b4 Nd7 26. h3 Nf6 27. a4 Kg7 28. a5 Qe8 29. Qd4 Qe5 30. Qd3 h6 31. Rc4 Rd7 32. Rdc1 Qxd5 33. Qxd5 Nxd5 34. Bg4 f5 35. Bf3 b5 36. axb6 Nxb6 37. Rc6 Rb8 38. Rxc7 Rxc7 39. Rxc7+ Kf6 40. Ra7 Nc4 41. Rb7 Rxb7 42. Bxb7 a5 43. Ba6 d5 44. bxa5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik,V (2792) – Anand,V (2759) [B13]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (8), 2018-06-23
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. h3 Bxf3 6. Qxf3 Nc6 7. c3 Nf6 8. Bd3 g6 9. O-O Bg7 10. Bg5 Qb6 11. b4 O-O 12. Nd2 Rad8 13. Rfe1 Rfe8 14. Nb3 Qc7 15. Rac1 h6 16. Bf4 Qc8 17. b5 Nb8 18. c4 Nbd7 19. c5 Nf8 20. a4 Ne6 21. a5 Nxf4 22. Qxf4 Nh5 23. Qf3 e5 24. dxe5 Rxe5 25. Rxe5 Bxe5 26. b6 Nf4 27. Bf1 Ne6 28. bxa7 Qa8 29. Re1 Bg7 30. Qg4 h5 31. Qb4 Qxa7 32. Qb6 Qxb6 33. cxb6 Bc3 34. Rd1 d4 35. Bc4 Rc8 36. Bxe6 fxe6 37. Nxd4 Bxa5 38. Rb1 e5  ½ – ½ (view game)

So,W (2778) – Caruana,F (2816) [A29]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (8), 2018-06-23
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Bc5 7. O-O O-O 8. d3 Re8 9. Bd2 Nxc3 10. Bxc3 Nd4 11. Rc1 Bb6 12. Re1 Bg4 13. Bxd4 exd4 14. a3 c6 15. Nd2 a5 16. Bf3 Be6 17. Qa4 Bc7 18. Ne4 Bd5 19. Nc5 Rb8 20. Bxd5 Qxd5 21. Qc4 Red8 22. b4 axb4 23. axb4 Qh5 24. b5 Ba5 25. Rf1 cxb5 26. Qxb5 b6 27. Qa4 Qxe2 28. Na6 Ra8 29. Nc7 Rac8 30. Qb5 Bc3 31. Nd5 Qe6 32. Nf4 Qd6 33. Rb1 Rb8 34. Rfc1 h6 35. Rc2 Rdc8 36. Re2 Qc6 37. Nd5 Kh7 38. Qb3 Re8 39. Rc2 Re5 40. Nxc3 Rc5 41. Qxf7 dxc3 42. d4 Rc4 43. d5 Qg6 44. Qxg6+ Kxg6 45. Rb3 b5 46. Rcxc3 Rxc3 47. Rxc3 b4 48. Rb3 Kf5 49. Kf1 Ke5 50. Ke2 Kxd5 51. Kd3 Kc5 52. Kc2 Rf8 53. f4 Re8 54. Rd3 Kc4 55. Rd7 Re2+ 56. Kb1 Kb3 57. Rd3+ Kc4 58. Rd7 Rxh2 59. Rxg7 Kb3 60. Kc1 Rh1+ 61. Kd2 Kb2 62. f5 Rf1 63. g4 b3 64. Ke2 Rf4 65. Ke3 Rf1 66. Ke2 Rf4 67. Ke3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana,F (2816) – Nakamura,Hi (2769) [A45]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (9), 2018-06-23
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 c5 3. d5 g6 4. Nc3 d6 5. e4 Bg7 6. Nf3 Qb6 7. Bb5+ Bd7 8. a4 a6 9. a5 Qd8 10. Be2 b5 11. axb6 Qxb6 12. Rb1 Bb5 13. O-O Nbd7 14. Re1 O-O 15. h3 Rfd8 16. Nd2 Rab8 17. Nc4 Qc7 18. Qd2 Ne8 19. Bf1 Bxc4 20. Bxc4 Qa5 21. Qd3 Nc7 22. Ra1 Qb4 23. Na4 Ne5 24. Bxe5 Bxe5 25. c3 Qb7 26. Rf1 Qc8 27. f4 Bg7 28. Rae1 Qd7 29. b3 Nb5 30. Ra1 Kh8 31. Ra2 e6 32. dxe6 fxe6 33. f5 exf5 34. exf5 d5 35. f6 Bf8 36. Bxb5 Qxb5 37. Qg3 Bd6 38. Qf2 Bf8 39. f7 Qc6 40. Re2 d4 41. Qe1 d3 42. Re6 Qd5 43. Nb6 d2 44. Nxd5 dxe1=Q 45. Rfxe1 Rxd5 46. Re8 Rdd8 47. R1e6 Kg7 48. Rxd8 Rxd8 49. Rxa6 Rd3  0 – 1 (view game)

Anand,V (2759) – So,W (2778) [C67]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (9), 2018-06-23
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. d4 Bf6 10. Re1 Re8 11. Rxe8+ Nxe8 12. c3 d5 13. Bf4 g6 14. Nd2 Ng7 15. Nf3 c6 16. Be5 Bg4 17. Bf4 Ne6 18. Be3 Bg5 19. h3 Bxf3 20. Qxf3 Bxe3 21. Qxe3 Qb6 22. Qd2 Re8 23. Re1 Qd8 24. Bd3 Nc7 25. Re3 Kg7 26. Qe2 Rxe3 27. Qxe3 Qe8 28. Qxe8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) – Kramnik,V (2792) [C53]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (9), 2018-06-23
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 a6 6. a4 d6 7. O-O O-O 8. Re1 h6 9. h3 Re8 10. Nbd2 Be6 11. b4 Bxc4 12. Nxc4 Ba7 13. Qc2 d5 14. Ne3 Bxe3 15. Bxe3 Qd7 16. b5 axb5 17. axb5 Rxa1 18. Rxa1 Ne7 19. Nxe5 Qxb5 20. c4 dxc4 21. Nxc4 Ng6 22. Rb1 Qa6 23. Bd4 Nh5 24. Be3 Ngf4 25. Kh2 Qc6 26. g4 b5 27. Na3 Qd6 28. Nxb5 Qe5 29. gxh5 Nxd3+ 30. Kg1 Qxe4 31. Rb3 Rd8 32. Nd4 c5 33. Qxd3 Qd5 34. Rb5 Qxh5 35. Qc2 Qxh3 36. Qf5 Qh4 37. Rxc5 g6 38. Qf3 Rb8 39. Kg2 Qe7 40. Qd5 Re8 41. Rc6 Kh7 42. Nf3 Rd8 43. Qe5 Qd7 44. Rc4 Kg8  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian,L (2764) – Grischuk,A (2766) [B50]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (9), 2018-06-23
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. c3 Nf6 4. Be2 e5 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 O-O 7. d3 Nc6 8. Nbd2 b5 9. Nf1 b4 10. Ng3 h6 11. d4 bxc3 12. bxc3 cxd4 13. cxd4 exd4 14. Nxd4 Nxd4 15. Qxd4 Ng4 16. Qd1 Nf6 17. Be3 Be6 18. Bf3 d5 19. e5 Nh7 20. Nh5 Ng5 21. Nf4 Nxf3+ 22. Qxf3 Qd7 23. Qg3 Kh7 24. h3 Rac8 25. Rad1 Rc3 26. Nh5 Rg8 27. Qf4 Rc4 28. Rd4 Qa4 29. Nf6+ Bxf6 30. exf6 g5 31. Rxc4 Qxc4 32. Qxc4 dxc4 33. Bxa7 Ra8 34. Bd4 Rxa2 35. Re3 Kg6 36. g4 Ra6 37. f3 Rd6 38. Bc3 Rd3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov,S (2808) – Karjakin,Sergey (2782) [D37]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (9), 2018-06-23
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. g4 dxc4 8. Bxc4 c5 9. g5 Nh5 10. Bg3 g6 11. Qe2 cxd4 12. Nxd4 Nb6 13. Bb3 Bb4 14. Nf3 Bd7 15. Rd1 Qe7 16. O-O Nxg3 17. hxg3 Bc6 18. Nb5 Rfd8 19. Nbd4 Be4 20. Bc2 Bd5 21. e4 Bxa2 22. b3 e5 23. Nf5 gxf5 24. exf5 e4 25. f6 Qe6 26. Nd4 Qh3 27. Bxe4 Re8 28. Qf3 Nd7 29. Bf5 Ne5 30. Qe2 Ng4 31. Bxg4 Rxe2 32. Bxh3 Re5 33. Rd3 Rd8 34. Ra1 Bc5 35. Rxa2 Rxd4 36. Rxd4 Bxd4 37. Rd2 Bb6 38. Rc2 Rc5 39. Re2 h5 40. Bg2 Kf8 41. Bh3 Rxg5 42. Bd7 Kg8 43. Re7 Rd5 44. Be8 Rf5 45. Bxf7+ Kf8 46. Bc4 Rxf6 47. Re2 Bc5 48. Kg2 b6 49. f3 Rg6 50. Re5 Bd6 51. Rf5+ Kg7 52. f4 h4 53. Rf7+ Kh6 54. Kh3 hxg3 55. Kg2 Rg4 56. Rf6+ Rg6 57. Rf7 Rg4 58. f5 Be5 59. Re7 Re4 60. f6 Rf4 61. Rxe5 Rxf6 62. Re7 a5 63. Kxg3 Kg5 64. Re5+ Rf5 65. Rxf5+ Kxf5 66. Kf3 Ke5 67. Ke3 Kd6 68. Kd4 Kc6 69. Be2 b5 70. Bf3+ Kb6 71. Bg2 a4 72. b4 Ka6 73. Kc5  1 – 0 (view game)

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Paris GCT Rapid 2018 Round 9

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 So, Wesley USA 2778 12
2 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2769 11
3 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2782 11
4 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 9
5 Anand, Viswanatan IND 2759 9
6 Aronian, Levon ARM 2764 9
7 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2816 8
8 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2792 7
9 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2808 7
10 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2766 7

Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) – Mamedyarov,S (2808) [C70]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (7), 2018-06-22
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 b5 5. Bb3 g6 6. a4 b4 7. h4 d6 8. Ng5 Nh6 9. Bd5 Bd7 10. d4 Nxd4 11. c3 bxc3 12. bxc3 c6 13. Bxf7+ Nxf7 14. cxd4 Bg7 15. Nxf7 Kxf7 16. dxe5 Bxe5 17. Ra3 Rb8 18. Nd2 Be6 19. Nf3 Re8 20. Nxe5+ dxe5 21. Rd3 Qe7 22. Ba3 c5 23. h5 g5 24. O-O Red8 25. Rf3+ Kg8 26. Qc1 Rbc8 27. Bb2 Rd4 28. Bxd4 exd4 29. Rg3 g4 30. f4 Qh4 31. f5 Bf7 32. Qf4 Bxh5 33. Rh3  1 – 0 (view game)

Grischuk,A (2766) – Anand,V (2759) [C65]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (7), 2018-06-22
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O d5 7. exd5 Qxd5 8. Qb3 Qd6 9. Nbd2 Be6 10. Qc2 Rad8 11. b4 Bb6 12. Nc4 Qxd3 13. Qxd3 Rxd3 14. Nxb6 Rxf3 15. gxf3 cxb6 16. Re1 Rc8 17. Bd2 Bd5 18. Re3 h6 19. Bf1 Rd8 20. Be1 Be6 21. b5 Ne7 22. Rxe5 Ng6 23. Re3 Nh7 24. Rd3 Rf8 25. Rd4 Ng5 26. Be2 Nf4 27. Bd1 Ngh3+ 28. Kf1 Rc8 29. Bc2 Bc4+ 30. Rxc4 Rxc4 31. Rd1 g6 32. Rd8+ Kg7 33. Bd2 Ne6 34. Rb8 Nhg5 35. Ke2 Nc5 36. Bb3 Rh4 37. Be3 Nge6 38. Ra8 a6 39. bxa6 bxa6 40. Bxe6 fxe6 41. Bxc5 bxc5 42. Rxa6 Kf6 43. Ra5 Rxh2 44. Rxc5 Rh1 45. a4 Ra1 46. a5 g5 47. Ke3 Ra4 48. c4 Ra3+ 49. Ke4 Ra2 50. Ke3 Ra3+ 51. Ke4 Ra2 52. Ke3 Ra3+  ½ – ½ (view game)

So,W (2778) – Nakamura,Hi (2769) [D04]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (7), 2018-06-22
1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. e3 c5 4. dxc5 e6 5. a3 Bxc5 6. c4 O-O 7. Nc3 dxc4 8. Bxc4 Qxd1+ 9. Kxd1 a6 10. b4 Be7 11. Ke2 b5 12. Bd3 Bb7 13. Bb2 Nbd7 14. Rhd1 Rfc8 15. Rac1 Nb6 16. Nb1 Nfd5 17. Bd4 Nc4 18. Nfd2 Nxd2 19. Nxd2 Rxc1 20. Rxc1 a5 21. Bxb5 axb4 22. axb4 Bxb4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana,F (2816) – Kramnik,V (2792) [C65]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (7), 2018-06-22
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Nbd2 Nd4 6. Nxd4 Bxd4 7. c3 Bb6 8. d4 c6 9. dxe5 cxb5 10. exf6 Qxf6 11. O-O O-O 12. a4 bxa4 13. Nc4 Bc7 14. Ne3 b5 15. Nd5 Qd8 16. Qg4 Be5 17. f4 Bb8 18. Be3 Bb7 19. Rad1 a5 20. Nb6 h5 21. Qe2 Qe7 22. e5 d6 23. Nxa8 Bxa8 24. Qxb5 dxe5 25. f5 Qh4 26. Qe2 Bc6 27. Qf2 Qc4 28. f6 g6 29. Qg3 Bc7 30. h3 Rb8 31. Rd2 Qe6 32. Qg5 Qe8 33. Re1 Qf8 34. Bf2 Kh7 35. Kh2 e4+ 36. Bg3 Rb5 37. Qh4 Qb8 38. Bxc7 Qxc7+ 39. Qg3 Qb7 40. Qd6 Rf5 41. Qf8 Qc7+ 42. Kh1 Rxf6 43. Rd8 g5 44. Qh8+ Kg6 45. Rg8+ Kf5 46. Rf1+  1 – 0 (view game)

Karjakin,Sergey (2782) – Aronian,L (2764) [C89]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (7), 2018-06-22
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. c3 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Rxe5 c6 12. d3 Bd6 13. Re1 Bf5 14. Qf3 Qh4 15. g3 Qh3 16. Be3 Bxd3 17. Nd2 Qf5 18. Bd4 Rfe8 19. a4 h6 20. Kg2 Qxf3+ 21. Nxf3 Rac8 22. Kg1 Rxe1+ 23. Rxe1 Bg6 24. axb5 axb5 25. h4 f6 26. Ra1 Bf7 27. Ra7 Bf8 28. Nd2 Rc7 29. Kf1 c5 30. Rxc7 Nxc7 31. Bxf7+ Kxf7 32. Be3 Ke6 33. Ke2 Kd5 34. h5 c4 35. g4 Ne6 36. f3 Bd6 37. Ne4 Be5 38. Kd2 Nf4 39. Ng3 Ne6 40. Nf5 Bd6 41. Kc2 b4 42. b3 cxb3+ 43. Kxb3 bxc3 44. Kxc3 Bf8 45. Kd3 Ng5 46. Ke2 Ne6 47. f4 Nd8 48. Kf3 Nc6 49. Bb6 Ne7 50. Ne3+ Kc6 51. Bd4 Nc8 52. g5 fxg5 53. fxg5 hxg5 54. Kg4 Kd7 55. Kxg5 Ke6 56. Kg6 Ne7+ 57. Kh7 g6 58. hxg6 Nxg6 59. Kxg6 Bd6 60. Be5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand,V (2759) – Nakamura,Hi (2769) [B00]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (8), 2018-06-22
1. e4 d6 2. d4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. Qe2 O-O 6. O-O Bg4 7. c3 Nc6 8. h3 Bxf3 9. Qxf3 e5 10. d5 Ne7 11. Bd3 Nd7 12. c4 f5 13. Qd1 c6 14. Nc3 cxd5 15. cxd5 Kh8 16. Be3 Ng8 17. Rc1 a6 18. Rc2 Bh6 19. Bxh6 Nxh6 20. Qd2 f4 21. Rfc1 Ng8 22. f3 Ngf6 23. Nd1 a5 24. Nf2 Nc5 25. Bb5 Qb6 26. Rxc5 dxc5 27. a4 c4 28. Qc3 Qd6 29. Qxc4 Rac8 30. Qxc8 Rxc8 31. Rxc8+ Kg7 32. Nd3 Nh5 33. Kf1 Qb6 34. Nc5 Kh6 35. Ke1 Ng3 36. Kd1 Kh5 37. Kc2 Kh4 38. Kb1 Nh5 39. Ka2 Kg3 40. Nd3 Qd4 41. Rc2 Nf6 42. Nc5 Qd1 43. Kb3 g5 44. Nd3 Nd7 45. Kc3 Nb6 46. Nxe5 Qe1+ 47. Kb3 Qb4+ 48. Ka2 Nxa4 49. Bxa4 Qxa4+ 50. Kb1 Qd4 51. Nc4 a4 52. d6 Qd1+ 53. Rc1 Qd3+ 54. Rc2 b5 55. Nd2 b4 56. Kc1 b3 57. Rc3 Qxd6  0 – 1 (view game)

Aronian,L (2764) – Caruana,F (2816) [C24]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (8), 2018-06-22
1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 c6 4. Nf3 d5 5. Bb3 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Bxd2+ 7. Nbxd2 a5 8. a3 Nbd7 9. O-O a4 10. Ba2 O-O 11. Re1 Re8 12. d4 exd4 13. exd5 Rxe1+ 14. Qxe1 cxd5 15. Rb1 Qb6 16. Nf1 Nf8 17. Qd1 Ne6 18. Ng3 Bd7 19. Ne2 Re8 20. Nfxd4 h6 21. c3 Nc5 22. Qc2 Qd6 23. f3 g6 24. Rd1 Kg7 25. Qc1 b6 26. Bb1 Re5 27. Bc2 Ne8 28. Ng3 Qf6 29. f4 Re7 30. Rf1 Ne4 31. Bxe4 dxe4 32. Qe3 Qd6 33. f5 Nf6 34. fxg6 fxg6 35. Nge2 Qxh2+ 36. Kxh2 Ng4+ 37. Kg1 Nxe3 38. Re1 Nc4 39. Nf4 Re5 40. b3 axb3 41. Nxb3 g5 42. Ne2 e3 43. Ned4 Nxa3 44. Ra1 Nb5 45. c4 Nxd4 46. Nxd4 Re4 47. Nc2 Be6 48. Ra7+ Kf6 49. Rb7 e2 50. Kf2 Bxc4 51. Rxb6+ Kf5 52. Rxh6 e1=Q+ 53. Nxe1 Re2+ 54. Kf3 g4+ 55. Kg3 Rxe1 56. Rh5+ Kg6 57. Rc5 Re4 58. Ra5 Be6 59. Ra3 Kg5 60. Ra5+ Bf5 61. Ra8 Re3+ 62. Kf2 Rb3 63. g3 Rb2+ 64. Kg1 Rg2+  0 – 1 (view game)

Kramnik,V (2792) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) [A48]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (8), 2018-06-22
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. e3 Bg7 4. Be2 O-O 5. O-O d6 6. b3 e5 7. dxe5 Ng4 8. Bb2 Nc6 9. Nc3 Ngxe5 10. Qd2 Re8 11. Rad1 Nxf3+ 12. Bxf3 Ne5 13. Be2 Be6 14. Nb5 a6 15. Nd4 Bd7 16. c4 b5 17. Ba1 bxc4 18. bxc4 Rb8 19. c5 dxc5 20. Nb3 Bb5 21. Nxc5 Qxd2 22. Rxd2 Red8 23. Rc2 Rb6 24. Bxe5 Bxe5 25. g3 Rc6 26. Rfc1 Bxe2 27. Rxe2 Bd6 28. Rd2 Be7 29. Rxd8+ Bxd8 30. Kf1 f5 31. Ke2 Kf7 32. Kd3 Rd6+ 33. Ke2 Rc6 34. f3 Be7 35. Nb3 Rxc1 36. Nxc1 Ke6 37. Kd3 Kd5 38. Nb3 Bb4 39. e4+ fxe4+ 40. fxe4+ Ke5 41. Nd4 Bc5 42. Nf3+ Kd6 43. Ng5 Bg1 44. Nf3 Bb6 45. Kc4 h5 46. Kb4 Ke6 47. a4 Bf2 48. Kc4 Bb6 49. h3 Bf2 50. g4 hxg4 51. hxg4 Kd6 52. Kb4 Ke6 53. Kc3 Bc5 54. Kd3 Bf2 55. Ke2 Bc5 56. Kd3 Bf2 57. Kc4 Kd6 58. Kb4 Ke6 59. Kc4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov,S (2808) – Grischuk,A (2766) [A48]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (8), 2018-06-22
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bg5 Bg7 4. Nbd2 d5 5. e3 O-O 6. Bd3 c5 7. c3 Qb6 8. Rb1 h6 9. Bh4 cxd4 10. exd4 Qe6+ 11. Be2 Qb6 12. Bd3 Qe6+ 13. Be2 Qb6 14. Ne5 Nfd7 15. f4 g5 16. Nxd7 Bxd7 17. fxg5 hxg5 18. Bxg5 Bf5 19. Nf3 Bxb1 20. Qxb1 e5 21. dxe5 Nd7 22. Bf4 Rae8 23. Ng5 Qg6 24. Qxg6 fxg6 25. e6 Ne5 26. Bb5 Re7 27. Bxe5 Bxe5 28. Bd7 Rf4 29. Nf3 Bf6 30. Ke2 Rh7 31. Rd1 Rh5 32. h3 Kf8 33. Rd3 Ke7 34. Kd2 a5 35. a4 b6 36. Kc2 Re4 37. Kd1 Rf4 38. Ke2 Re4+ 39. Kf2 Rf5 40. g3 g5 41. g4 Rff4 42. Rxd5 Re5 43. Rd3 Rc5 44. Ke3 Rcc4 45. Nd4 Bxd4+ 46. cxd4 Rf1 47. Bb5 Rc2 48. d5 Kd6 49. Rb3 Re1+ 50. Kd4 Rc5 51. Bc6 Rd1+ 52. Ke4 Rf1 53. Rxb6 Rf4+ 54. Ke3 Rc1 55. Kd2 Rh1 56. Kc2 Rxh3 57. Bb5+ Kc5 58. Rc6+ Kxd5 59. e7 Rf2+ 60. Kb1 Re3 61. Rc7 Rfe2 62. Bxe2 Rxe2 63. Ka2 Re4 64. Ka3 Kd6 65. Ra7  1 – 0 (view game)

Karjakin,Sergey (2782) – So,W (2778) [C65]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (8), 2018-06-22
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. h3 Ne7 8. d4 Bb6 9. Bd3 d5 10. Nxe5 Nxe4 11. Nd2 Nd6 12. Nb3 f6 13. Nf3 Bf5 14. Nc5 Bxd3 15. Qxd3 Re8 16. Bf4 Bxc5 17. dxc5 Ne4 18. b4 Ng6 19. Bh2 a5 20. a3 c6 21. c4 axb4 22. axb4 Rxa1 23. Rxa1 dxc4 24. Qxc4+ Kh8 25. Nd4 Qd7 26. f3 Ng5 27. Bd6 Ne5 28. Qc2 Nef7 29. Qf5 Qxf5 30. Nxf5 g6 31. Ng3 Nxd6 32. cxd6 Rd8 33. Ra7 Rd7 34. h4 Nf7 35. Ne4 Nxd6 36. Nxd6 Rxd6 37. Rxb7 Rd4 38. Rb6 f5 39. Rxc6 Rxb4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) – Aronian,L (2764) [A28]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (9), 2018-06-22
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. e3 Bb4 5. Qc2 Bxc3 6. Qxc3 Qe7 7. Be2 d5 8. d4 exd4 9. Nxd4 Nxd4 10. Qxd4 c5 11. Qh4 dxc4 12. Bxc4 Be6 13. Bb5+ Bd7 14. Bd3 Ng4 15. Qxe7+ Kxe7 16. Bd2 Ne5 17. Be2 a5 18. Bc3 f6 19. f4 Nf7 20. O-O-O b6 21. g4 Be6 22. a3 Rad8 23. g5 Rxd1+ 24. Rxd1 Rg8 25. h4 h6 26. Rg1 hxg5 27. fxg5 fxg5 28. hxg5 Nd6 29. g6 Nf5 30. Kd2 Rh8 31. Be5 Rd8+ 32. Ke1 Nxe3 33. Bxg7 Nc2+ 34. Kf2 Nd4 35. Bh5 Rd5 36. Bd1 Rf5+ 37. Ke3 Rd5 38. Bh8 b5 39. b4 axb4 40. axb4 Nf5+ 41. Kf4 Nd6 42. Bg4 Bxg4 43. Kxg4 Ne8 44. Re1+ Kd7 45. bxc5 Rxc5 46. Be5 Rc2 47. Kf3 Rc6 48. Rg1 Nf6 49. g7 Ng8 50. Ke4 Rc8 51. Rf1 Re8 52. Rf7+ Ke6 53. Rf8 Kd7 54. Kd5 Rc8 55. Bd6 Re8 56. Rf7+ Kd8 57. Ra7 Re1 58. Ra8+ Kd7 59. Rxg8 Rd1+ 60. Kc5 Rg1 61. Ra8  1 – 0 (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2769) – Mamedyarov,S (2808) [B29]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (9), 2018-06-22
1. Nf3 c5 2. e4 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. Nc3 e6 5. b3 Nc6 6. Bb2 Nxc3 7. dxc3 d5 8. exd6 Qxd6 9. Bd3 Ne5 10. Be2 Bd7 11. Qxd6 Bxd6 12. c4 Nc6 13. O-O-O Bf4+ 14. Kb1 f6 15. g3 Bc7 16. Nd2 b6 17. Ne4 Ke7 18. f4 Rad8 19. Nc3 Nd4 20. Bd3 Bc6 21. Rhf1 h5 22. Rde1 Kf7 23. Be4 h4 24. g4 h3 25. Bc1 Rh4 26. Bxc6 Nxc6 27. Rg1 Nd4 28. Ref1 Nc6 29. Be3 Ne7 30. Bf2 Rhh8 31. Bg3 f5 32. gxf5 exf5 33. Rf3 Rd7 34. Bf2 Ng8 35. Nd5 Bd8 36. Be1 Bf6 37. Kc1 Rh6 38. Bd2 Bd4 39. Rgg3 Nf6 40. Nxf6 Bxf6 41. Rxh3 Rxh3 42. Rxh3 Rd4 43. Kd1 Re4 44. a4 Be7 45. Rf3 a5 46. Be3 Re6 47. Ke2 Rh6 48. h3 Rg6 49. Bf2 Re6+ 50. Re3 Bd6 51. Rxe6 Kxe6 52. Bh4 Kd7 53. Bg5 Be7 54. h4 g6 55. Kf3 Ke6 56. Kg3 Bf6 57. Bh6 Kf7 58. Kh3 Be7 59. Bg5 Bf6 60. Kg3 Ke6 61. Kf3 Be7 62. Kg2 Bf6 63. Kg3 Kf7 64. c3 Kg7  ½ – ½ (view game)

So,W (2778) – Anand,V (2759) [A45]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (9), 2018-06-22
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 e6 4. Nf3 Bd6 5. Bg3 b6 6. c4 O-O 7. Nc3 Bb7 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd5 Bxd5 10. Bd3 Nd7 11. a3 h6 12. e4 Bb7 13. Bxd6 cxd6 14. O-O Nf6 15. Nd2 Qe7 16. Rc1 Rac8 17. Qe2 Rxc1 18. Rxc1 Rc8 19. Rxc8+ Bxc8 20. g3 Qc7 21. Qd1 e5 22. d5 Kf8 23. Qc2 Qxc2 24. Bxc2 Ke7 25. Bd3 Ne8 26. Nf1 g6 27. Ne3 Ng7 28. Kg2 f5 29. f4 fxe4 30. Bxe4 exf4 31. gxf4 Nf5 32. Bxf5 Bxf5 33. Kf3 Kf6 34. h4 Bd7 35. Ke4 b5 36. Nd1 Bf5+ 37. Kf3 Bd7 38. Nc3 a6 39. Ne4+ Ke7 40. Ke3 Bf5 41. Ng3 Bh3 42. Kf3 Bf5 43. Nf1 Kf6 44. Ne3 Ke7 45. h5 Kf6 46. hxg6 Kxg6 47. Kg3 Be4 48. Kg4 Bf5+ 49. Kg3 Be4 50. Kg4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Grischuk,A (2766) – Kramnik,V (2792) [C65]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (9), 2018-06-22
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. Nbd2 a5 8. h3 Bd7 9. Re1 a4 10. Nf1 Ne7 11. Bxd7 Nxd7 12. d4 Bb6 13. Ng3 Re8 14. Bg5 Nf8 15. Be3 exd4 16. Bxd4 Bxd4 17. Nxd4 Neg6 18. Qc2 Ne6 19. Rad1 Nef4 20. Nf3 Qf6 21. Re3 Qe6 22. c4 Nxg2 23. Kxg2 Nf4+ 24. Kg1 Qxh3 25. Ne1 Qg4 26. Ng2 g5 27. Rd2 f5 28. Qd1 Qxd1+ 29. Rxd1 Nxg2 30. Kxg2 f4 31. Re2 fxg3 32. Kxg3 Re5 33. Rd5 Rae8 34. f3 Kg7 35. b3 axb3 36. axb3 h5 37. Ra2 Kf6 38. b4 Rxd5 39. cxd5 Ke5 40. b5 b6 41. Ra7 Rc8 42. Ra4 Rf8 43. Ra7 Rc8 44. Ra4 Rh8 45. Rc4 Rh7 46. Ra4 h4+ 47. Kg4 h3 48. Ra1 Rh4+ 49. Kg3 h2 50. Rh1 Rh8 51. Kg4 Kd4 52. Kxg5 Ke3 53. f4 Kxe4 54. f5 Kf3 55. f6 Kg2 56. Rc1 h1=Q 57. Rxh1 Rxh1 58. Kf5 Kf3 59. f7 Rh8  0 – 1 (view game)

Caruana,F (2816) – Karjakin,Sergey (2782) [C65]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (9), 2018-06-22
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O Nd4 6. Nxd4 Bxd4 7. Ba4 O-O 8. Nd2 d5 9. exd5 Qxd5 10. Bb3 Qc6 11. Qf3 Bd7 12. h3 Rae8 13. Re1 b5 14. Qxc6 Bxc6 15. Nf3 Bxf3 16. gxf3 c6 17. c3 Bb6 18. a4 Rd8 19. axb5 cxb5 20. Bc2 Nd7 21. f4 Nc5 22. Rd1 f6 23. Be3 Rd6 24. fxe5 fxe5 25. d4 exd4 26. Bxd4 Rfd8 27. Re1 Kf8 28. Re5 Nd7 29. Rxb5 Bxd4 30. cxd4 a6 31. Rb3 Nf6 32. Bd3 Rxd4 33. Bxa6 Ra8 34. Raa3 g6 35. Be2 Rxa3 36. bxa3 Rd2 37. Bf3 Ra2 38. Rb8+ Kg7 39. Ra8 Kh6 40. Ra7 Kg5 41. Kg2 Ne8 42. Bd5 Ra1 43. a4 Nd6 44. Bc6 h5 45. a5 Nf5 46. a6 Nh4+ 47. Kh2 Ra2 48. Ra8 Rxf2+ 49. Kg1 Ra2 50. Bb5 Nf3+ 51. Kf1 Kf4 52. Bc6 Ne5 53. Bd5 Ra5 54. Bb7 Kg3 55. Re8 Nc4 56. Re6 g5 57. Ke2 Ra3 58. Re4 Ra2+ 59. Kd3 Nd6 60. Re3+ Kh4 61. Re2 Ra3+ 62. Kc2 Ra5 63. Re3 Ra1 64. Kb2 Ra5 65. Rb3 g4 66. hxg4 hxg4 67. Rb4 Kh3 68. Kb3 g3 69. Ra4 Rb5+ 70. Rb4 Ra5 71. Rb6 Ne8 72. Rh6+ Kg4 73. Rg6+ Kf4 74. Kb4 Ra1 75. Kc5 Nc7 76. Kb6 Nxa6 77. Bxa6 Rxa6+ 78. Kxa6  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Paris GCT Rapid 2018 Round 6

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 So, Wesley USA 2778 9
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2764 8
3 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2782 8
4 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2769 7
5 Anand, Viswanatan IND 2759 7
6 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2766 6
7 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2792 4
8 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2808 4
9 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 4
10 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2816 3

Mamedyarov,S (2808) – Aronian,L (2764) [E32]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (4), 2018-06-21
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 d5 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bxf6 Qxf6 9. Nf3 c6 10. h4 dxc4 11. g4 Qe7 12. g5 h5 13. Qxc4 Nd7 14. e3 c5 15. Be2 b6 16. dxc5 Nxc5 17. b4 Nd7 18. Rd1 a5 19. O-O axb4 20. Qxb4 Nc5 21. Qxb6 Ba6 22. Bxa6 Rxa6 23. Qb5 Rfa8 24. Rc1 Ra5 25. Qc6 e5 26. g6 Ne6 27. Nxe5 fxg6 28. Rfd1 Kh7 29. Nf3 Qf6 30. Rd6 R8a6 31. Qd7 Rxd6 32. Qxd6 Qxf3 33. Qxe6 Rf5 34. Qa2 Qg4+ 35. Kf1 Qh3+ 36. Ke1 Qh1+ 37. Kd2 Rxf2+ 38. Kd3 Qxh4 39. Qd5 Qa4 40. Rc3 Qd1+ 41. Kc4 Rd2 42. Qc6 h4 43. e4 Qf1+ 44. Kb3 h3 45. Qc4 Qxc4+ 46. Kxc4 h2 47. Rh3+ Kg8 48. Kc3 Ra2 49. Kb3 Rf2 50. a4 g5 51. a5 g4  0 – 1 (view game)

Anand,V (2759) – Karjakin,Sergey (2782) [C65]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (4), 2018-06-21
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O d5 7. Nbd2 dxe4 8. dxe4 a5 9. Bxc6 bxc6 10. Nxe5 Re8 11. Nb3 Qxd1 12. Rxd1 Bb6 13. Nc4 Nxe4 14. Nxb6 cxb6 15. f3 Nf6 16. Bg5 Nd5 17. c4 Nb4 18. Nd4 Bd7 19. a3 Na6 20. Kf2 c5 21. Nb5 Bxb5 22. cxb5 Nc7 23. Rd6 h6 24. Be3 Re6 25. Rad1 Nxb5 26. Rxe6 fxe6 27. Rd7 Rc8 28. Bf4 c4 29. Be5 g5 30. Rg7+ Kf8 31. Rb7 Rc5 32. Bg7+ Ke8 33. Rxb6 Kf7 34. Bxh6 c3 35. bxc3 Nxa3 36. Rb7+ Kg6 37. Bf8 Rxc3 38. Bxa3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Grischuk,A (2766) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) [A78]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (4), 2018-06-21
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. e3 O-O 5. Be2 c5 6. d5 e6 7. Nc3 exd5 8. cxd5 d6 9. Nd2 Re8 10. O-O Na6 11. e4 Rb8 12. a4 Nb4 13. f3 Nd7 14. Nb5 Ne5 15. Nxa7 Bd7 16. Nb5 Qe7 17. Ra3 f5 18. exf5 gxf5 19. Kh1 Nxd5 20. Ne4 fxe4 21. Qxd5+ Be6 22. Qxe4 d5 23. Qc2 Rbd8 24. f4 Nc6 25. Rg3 Nb4 26. Qd1 Kh8 27. Bh5 Rf8 28. Re1 d4 29. Rxg7 Qxg7 30. Rxe6 Nd5 31. g3 Nf6 32. Bf3 Rfe8 33. Rxe8+ Rxe8 34. Nd6 Re6 35. Nc4 Ne4 36. Kg2  1 – 0 (view game)

Kramnik,V (2792) – So,W (2778) [A36]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (4), 2018-06-21
1. c4 g6 2. Nc3 c5 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 Nc6 5. e3 e6 6. b3 Nge7 7. Ba3 b6 8. Nge2 d5 9. cxd5 exd5 10. d4 cxd4 11. Nxd4 Nxd4 12. exd4 Ba6 13. Bf1 Bxf1 14. Kxf1 O-O 15. Rc1 Rc8 16. Kg2 Re8 17. Re1 Nf5 18. Qf3 Rxe1 19. Rxe1 Nxd4 20. Qxd5 Nc2 21. Rd1 Qe8 22. Nb5 Qe2 23. Bc1 Bf8 24. Nxa7 Rc5 25. Qf3 Ne1+ 26. Rxe1 Qxe1 27. Be3 Rf5 28. Qa8 Qa5 29. a4 Re5 30. Nc6  0 – 1 (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2769) – Caruana,F (2816) [A06]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (4), 2018-06-21
1. Nf3 d5 2. b3 Nf6 3. Bb2 Bf5 4. g3 e6 5. Bg2 Nbd7 6. c4 c6 7. O-O h6 8. d4 Be7 9. Nfd2 O-O 10. Nc3 a5 11. e3 Qb6 12. Qe2 Rfe8 13. Rfc1 Rad8 14. a3 Bf8 15. Qf1 Bg6 16. h3 Qa7 17. b4 axb4 18. axb4 Qb8 19. b5 e5 20. c5 h5 21. Na4 exd4 22. Bxd4 Bf5 23. bxc6 bxc6 24. Nb6 Ne5 25. Bxe5 Qxe5 26. Nf3 Qc7 27. Nd4 Be4 28. Ra6 Qb7 29. Na4 Ra8 30. Rb6 Qd7 31. Nb2 Rec8 32. Nd3 Qe8 33. Nb4 Ra5 34. Rxc6 Rxc6 35. Nbxc6 Rxc5 36. Rxc5 Bxc5 37. Qc1 Bd6 38. Nb5 Bf8 39. Ncd4 Qa8 40. Nc3 Bb4 41. Nxe4 dxe4 42. Qb1 Bc3 43. Nb3 Qd5 44. Qc2 Qe5 45. Nc1 Bb4 46. Ne2 g6 47. Nd4 Kg7 48. Qc4 Bd6 49. h4 Qc5 50. Qxc5 Bxc5 51. Ne2 Bb4 52. Nf4 Kg8 53. Nh3 Bf8 54. Nf4 Bd6 55. Nh3 Bf8 56. Kf1 Bg7 57. Ke2 Kf8 58. Kd2 Ke7 59. Kc2 Bh6 60. Kc3 Ke6 61. Kd4 Kf5 62. Nf4 Bg7 63. Nh3 Bh6 64. Kc4 Ke5 65. Kc3 Ng4 66. Kd2 f5 67. Bf1 Kf6 68. Bb5 Bf8 69. Ke2 Bd6 70. Kf1 Be5 71. Kg2 Bd6 72. Ng1 Be5 73. Ne2 Ke7 74. Nc1 Nf6 75. Nb3 Ng4 76. Be2 Nf6 77. Na5 Bd6 78. Nc6+ Kf7 79. Bc4+ Kg7 80. Nd4 Ng4 81. Be2 Ne5 82. Bxh5 Kf6 83. Be2 Bc5 84. Nb5 Bb6 85. Nc3 Bc5 86. g4 Ke6 87. g5 Be7 88. Bd1 Kf7 89. Nd5 Bd6 90. h5 gxh5 91. Bxh5+ Kg7 92. Nf4 Nd3 93. Ne6+ Kh7 94. Be8 Ne5 95. Nd4 Be7 96. Nxf5 Bxg5 97. Ng3 Ng4 98. Nf1 Kg7 99. Bc6 Nf6 100. Ng3 Ng4 101. Bxe4 Kf6 102. Kf3 Ne5+ 103. Ke2 Nf7 104. f4 Bh6 105. Kf3 Nd6 106. Bd3 Nb7 107. e4 Nc5 108. e5+ Kf7 109. Bc4+ Kg6 110. Kg4 Nd7 111. Bb5 Nc5 112. f5+ Kf7 113. Bc4+ Kg7 114. Nh5+ Kf8 115. Nf4 Nd7 116. Ng6+ Kg7 117. Bb5 Nf8 118. Ne7 Bc1 119. f6+ Kf7 120. Kf5 Bb2 121. Bc4+ Ke8 122. Nd5 Nd7 123. Bb5  1 – 0 (view game)

Caruana,F (2816) – Anand,V (2759) [C67]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (5), 2018-06-21
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. d4 Bf6 10. Re1 Re8 11. Rxe8+ Nxe8 12. d5 b6 13. Nc3 Bxc3 14. bxc3 d6 15. c4 Bd7 16. Bb2 Qg5 17. Qf3 Qf5 18. Qc3 Nf6 19. Bd3 Qg5 20. Re1 Re8 21. Rxe8+ Nxe8 22. Qe1 Kf8 23. f3 h6 24. g4 f5 25. h3 Qg6 26. Qh4 Qf7 27. Kg2 fxg4 28. hxg4 Qe7 29. Qf2 Nf6 30. Qd2 Ke8 31. Qf4 Kd8 32. Bd4 c5 33. Bc3 Be8 34. Kf2 Nd7 35. Bf5 Ne5 36. Be6 g5 37. Qe4 Qf6 38. Kg2 Bg6 39. Bxe5 Qxe5 40. Qxg6 Qe2+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin,Sergey (2782) – Mamedyarov,S (2808) [C55]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (5), 2018-06-21
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 h6 5. O-O d6 6. c3 g5 7. a4 Bg7 8. Re1 O-O 9. h3 d5 10. exd5 Nxd5 11. Nbd2 a6 12. Ne4 Nf4 13. a5 b5 14. axb6 cxb6 15. b4 Ne7 16. d4 Qc7 17. Bxf4 gxf4 18. Qe2 exd4 19. cxd4 Nf5 20. Rac1 Qd8 21. Qd2 Nxd4 22. Qxf4 Nxf3+ 23. Qxf3 Bb7 24. Qf5 Bxe4 25. Qxe4 a5 26. bxa5 bxa5 27. Re3 Rc8 28. Qf5 Rc7 29. Rg3 Qd6 30. Kh2 Rd8 31. Rcc3 Kf8 32. Qh7 Qe5 33. Rce3 Qa1 34. Rg4 Be5+ 35. g3 Bg7 36. Rf4 Rd1 37. Qe4 Bf6 38. h4 h5 39. Qa8+ Rd8 40. Qf3 Rd6 41. Qxh5 Rd2 42. Bxf7 Rxf7 43. Qh6+  1 – 0 (view game)

So,W (2778) – Grischuk,A (2766) [D91]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (5), 2018-06-21
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bg5 Bg7 5. Nf3 Ne4 6. Bf4 O-O 7. Nxd5 c5 8. Qc2 f5 9. Bc7 Qd7 10. Be5 cxd4 11. Bxg7 Kxg7 12. Qd1 Nc6 13. Nxd4 e6 14. Nxc6 exd5 15. Qd4+ Rf6 16. Nb4 dxc4 17. Nd5 Qd8 18. O-O-O Be6 19. Nxf6 Qxd4 20. Rxd4 Nxf2 21. Nh5+ gxh5 22. Rg1 Kf6 23. g3 Ke5 24. Rf4 Ng4 25. Bg2 Ne3 26. Kd2 Nxg2 27. Rxg2 b5 28. Rh4 Rd8+ 29. Kc1 Bf7 30. Rf2 Rd7 31. e3 a5 32. Rd4 Re7 33. Rdf4 Be6 34. Rh4 Bf7 35. e4 fxe4 36. Rxe4+ Kxe4 37. Re2+ Kf3 38. Rxe7 Bg6 39. Re5 Kg2 40. Rxb5 Kxh2 41. Rg5 a4 42. Kd2 Kh3 43. Kc3 h4 44. gxh4 Kxh4 45. Rg1 Kh3 46. Kxc4 Kh2 47. Rg5 Be8 48. Kb4 h5 49. Re5 Bf7 50. Rf5 Be8 51. Rf8 Bd7 52. Rh8 Bg4 53. Kxa4 Kg3 54. b4  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian,L (2764) – Kramnik,V (2792) [C50]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (5), 2018-06-21
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. O-O d6 6. c3 a6 7. Nbd2 O-O 8. Bb3 Ba7 9. h3 Be6 10. Bc2 d5 11. Ng5 Qe8 12. Ndf3 Rd8 13. Nxe6 fxe6 14. Qe2 Nh5 15. Kh2 Nf4 16. Bxf4 Rxf4 17. Rae1 Qf7 18. Ba4 b5 19. Bb3 h6 20. a4 Kh8 21. axb5 axb5 22. Bc2 Rf8 23. d4 exd4 24. exd5 exd5 25. Qd3 g6 26. Re2 dxc3 27. bxc3 Bc5 28. Rfe1 Bd6 29. Kg1 Rxf3 30. gxf3 Qf4 31. Kf1 Qxf3 32. Qxg6 Qh1+ 33. Qg1 Qxh3+ 34. Qg2 Qxc3 35. Re6 Qd2 36. Rd1 Qf4 37. Rd3 Bc5 38. Rxc6 Qxf2+ 39. Qxf2 Rxf2+ 40. Ke1 Rxc2 41. Kd1 Rc4 42. Rxc7 Rd4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) – Nakamura,Hi (2769) [C53]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (5), 2018-06-21
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. O-O O-O 7. Re1 h6 8. h3 a5 9. Nbd2 Be6 10. Bb5 Qb8 11. Re2 Qa7 12. Ba4 Rab8 13. Nf1 b5 14. Bb3 a4 15. Bxe6 fxe6 16. Be3 Bxe3 17. Rxe3 d5 18. Ng3 b4 19. Re2 bxc3 20. bxc3 a3 21. Rb1 Rxb1 22. Qxb1 Rb8 23. Qc1 Qa6 24. Rd2 Rb5 25. Kh2 Qa5 26. exd5 exd5 27. d4 Ne4 28. Nxe4 dxe4 29. Nxe5 Nxe5 30. dxe5 Rxe5 31. Rd4 Re8 32. Qe3 Qe5+ 33. g3 Qe6 34. c4 Qb6 35. Kg2 Qb2 36. Rd2 Qb4 37. Rc2 Qb1 38. Rd2 Qb4 39. Rd4 Qb2 40. Rd2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian,L (2764) – So,W (2778) [C10]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (6), 2018-06-21
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. g3 Be7 6. Bg2 Ngf6 7. Nxf6+ Bxf6 8. Nf3 O-O 9. O-O e5 10. Be3 exd4 11. Bxd4 c5 12. Be3 Bxb2 13. Rb1 Bf6 14. Nd2 Bd4 15. Bxd4 cxd4 16. Nb3 Nb6 17. Nxd4 Rb8 18. c4 Qc7 19. Rc1 Nd7 20. Qa4 a6 21. Qa3 Qc5 22. Qc3 Nf6 23. Rb1 b5 24. Qb2 Bf5 25. Nxf5 Qxf5 26. Rfc1 Rfc8 27. cxb5 Rxb5 28. Rxc8+ Qxc8 29. Rc1 Qe6 30. Qd2 g5 31. Bf1 Re5 32. Qb2 a5 33. Rc6 Qf5 34. Qd4 Kg7 35. Bd3 Rd5 36. Bxf5 Rxd4 37. Bc2 Rd2 38. Kf1 Ng4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik,V (2792) – Karjakin,Sergey (2782) [A28]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (6), 2018-06-21
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. d3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e3 Be7 7. Be2 O-O 8. O-O Be6 9. a3 a5 10. Bd2 Kh8 11. Rc1 Nxc3 12. Rxc3 f6 13. Qa4 Nb4 14. e4 c5 15. Be3 b6 16. Nd2 Bd7 17. Qd1 Nc6 18. a4 Be6 19. Bg4 Bg8 20. Nc4 Bd6 21. g3 Bc7 22. Na3 Qe7 23. Nb5 Rad8 24. h4 Bb8 25. h5 Qe8 26. Kg2 Ne7 27. Qe2 f5 28. exf5 Nxf5 29. Bg5 Nd4 30. Qd1 Nxb5 31. axb5 Rd4 32. Be3 Bd5+ 33. Kg1 Rb4 34. h6 gxh6 35. Bxh6 Qg6 36. Bxf8 Rxg4 37. Qe1 Rh4 38. f3 Rh3 39. Kg2 Qh5 40. Qe3 Rh2+ 41. Kg1 Qh3 42. Bg7+ Kg8  0 – 1 (view game)

Anand,V (2759) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) [B90]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (6), 2018-06-21
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e5 7. Nf3 Nbd7 8. a4 Be7 9. Bc4 O-O 10. Be3 Qc7 11. Nd2 Nc5 12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. Bxd5 Be6 14. Bxe6 Nxe6 15. O-O Qc6 16. a5 d5 17. exd5 Qxd5 18. b3 Rad8 19. Nc4 Qe4 20. Qc1 Bf6 21. Re1 Qc6 22. Ra4 Rfe8 23. Rb4 Rd5 24. Rd1 Red8 25. Rxd5 Qxd5 26. Rb6 Be7 27. Qd2 Qe4 28. Qe2 Rd7 29. Qf3 Qxf3 30. gxf3 Bd8 31. Rd6 Rxd6 32. Nxd6 Bxa5 33. Nxb7 Bb4 34. Bb6 Kf8 35. Nd8 Nf4 36. Nc6 Bc3 37. Kh2 Ke8 38. Bc5 Ne6 39. Be3 f5 40. Kg2 g5 41. Kf1 h5 42. Ke2 h4 43. Kd3 g4 44. fxg4 fxg4 45. Ke2 gxh3 46. Kf1 a5 47. Bb6 Kd7 48. Nxa5 Bxa5 49. Bxa5 Nd4 50. Kg1 Nxc2 51. Kh2 e4 52. Kxh3 e3 53. fxe3 Nxe3 54. Be1 Nf5 55. Bxh4 Nxh4 56. Kxh4 Kc6 57. b4 Kb5 58. Kh5 Kxb4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov,S (2808) – Caruana,F (2816) [E32]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (6), 2018-06-21
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 Qe7 14. g3 Bb7 15. Bg2 Rd8 16. O-O Nd7 17. Ng5 fxg5 18. Bxb7 Rab8 19. Bg2 cxd4 20. Rxd4 Ne5 21. Rfd1 Rxd4 22. Rxd4 Rd8 23. Qd2 Rxd4 24. Qxd4 Qc7 25. h3 h6 26. f4 gxf4 27. gxf4 Ng6 28. e3 Nh4 29. Be4 Nf5 30. Bxf5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2769) – Grischuk,A (2766) [B52]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (6), 2018-06-21
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Bxd7+ Qxd7 5. O-O Nf6 6. Re1 Nc6 7. c3 e6 8. d4 cxd4 9. cxd4 d5 10. e5 Ne4 11. Nbd2 Nxd2 12. Bxd2 Be7 13. Rc1 O-O 14. Rc3 Rfc8 15. h4 Bd8 16. Rd3 Qc7 17. Ng5 h6 18. Nh3 Ne7 19. Bc3 b5 20. Nf4 Nf5 21. Qg4 Bxh4 22. Nh5 g6 23. Nf6+ Bxf6 24. exf6 Qd8 25. Qf4 Qxf6 26. g4 Qh4 27. Bd2 Ng7 28. Kg2 f5 29. Rg3 Rc2 30. Rh1 Qg5 31. Rxh6 Qxf4 32. Bxf4 fxg4 33. Rxg4 Nf5 34. Rh3 Rf8 35. Be5 Kf7 36. Rh7+ Kg8 37. Rh3 Kf7 38. Rg5 Ke7 39. Rxg6 Rf7 40. Rg8 Rf8 41. Rh7+ Rf7 42. Rhh8 Ne3+ 43. Kh3 Rcxf2 44. Re8+ Kd7 45. Rd8+ Kc6 46. Rd6+ Kb7 47. Rxe6 Rf8 48. Re7+ Ka8 49. Rhh7 R2f3+ 50. Kh2 Rf2+ 51. Kh3 R2f3+ 52. Kh2 Rf2+  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Paris GCT Rapid 2018 Round 3

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Aronian, Levon ARM 2764 4
2 Anand, Viswanatan IND 2759 4
3 So, Wesley USA 2778 4
4 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2792 3
5 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2769 3
6 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2782 3
7 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2766 3
8 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2808 3
9 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 2
10 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2816 1

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) – Anand, Viswanathan (2759) [D37]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (1.1), 2018-06-20
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 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. exd4 Bxd4 18. b4 Qd8 19. Qb3 Ne6 20. O-O Qd7 21. Nf3 f6 22. a4 Rac8 23. a5 Kh8 24. g3 Qc6 25. Rc1 b6 26. axb6 axb6 27. Rfe1 Rcd8 28. b5 Qb7 29. h4 Bc5 30. Qb1 Nc7 31. Rcd1 Nxd5 32. cxd5 Rxd5 33. Qe4 Red8 34. Kg2 Qd7 35. Ra1 f5 36. Qc4 e4 37. Ng5 h6 38. Nh3 Rd4 39. Qb3 Rd3 40. Qc4 Qb7 41. Qe6 R3d6 42. Qxf5 e3+ 43. Qf3 Qxf3+ 44. Kxf3 exf2 45. Re2 Rd2 46. Rxd2 Rxd2 47. Rf1 Kg8 48. Nxf2 Rxf2+ 49. Rxf2 Bxf2 50. Kxf2 Kf7 51. Ke3 Ke6 52. Ke4 Kd6 53. Kf5 Kc5 54. Kg6 Kxb5 55. Kxg7 Kc6 56. Kxh6 b5 57. Kg7 b4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2764) – Grischuk, Alexander (2766) [B23]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (1.2), 2018-06-20
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Nge2 Nf6 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Nc6 6. O-O Bg7 7. d3 h5 8. h3 Bd7 9. Nd5 Nxd5 10. exd5 Nd4 11. c3 Nxe2+ 12. Qxe2 O-O 13. Bg5 Re8 14. Qd2 Qc8 15. Kh2 e6 16. dxe6 Bxe6 17. Bh6 Bh8 18. Rfe1 Qd7 19. Be3 Rac8 20. d4 b5 21. Rad1 Qc7 22. b3 a5 23. dxc5 dxc5 24. Bf4 Qb6 25. Qe3 Rcd8 26. Rxd8 Rxd8 27. Bg5 Rb8 28. Rd1 Re8 29. Bf4 Bg7 30. Rd6 Qa7 31. Bc6 Re7 32. Rd8+ Kh7 33. Bd6 c4 34. bxc4 bxc4 35. Ra8 Qxe3 36. fxe3 Bd7 37. Bxe7 Bxc6 38. Rxa5 Be4 39. Bb4  1 – 0 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2782) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [A33]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (1.3), 2018-06-20
1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. e4 Bb4 7. Nxc6 bxc6 8. Bd3 e5 9. O-O O-O 10. Qe2 d6 11. Na4 d5 12. a3 Bd6 13. Bg5 h6 14. Bxf6 Qxf6 15. cxd5 cxd5 16. exd5 Qf4 17. Bb5 Bg4 18. Qe3 Qxe3 19. fxe3 Rab8 20. Nc3 Rfc8 21. a4 Bc5 22. Rae1 Bh5 23. h3 Bg6 24. g4 Rd8 25. Rf2 Rd6 26. Kg2 a6 27. Bc6 Rb4 28. a5 h5 29. Kg3 Rd8 30. Na4 Be7 31. Rc1 hxg4 32. hxg4 f5 33. Rxf5 Bxf5 34. gxf5 Kf7 35. Nb6 Rxb2 36. Nc4 Rb4 37. Nxe5+ Kf6 38. Nd3 Rb3 39. Rd1 Bd6+ 40. Kg4 Rg8 41. e4 g6 42. fxg6 Rxg6+ 43. Kf3 Ra3 44. Ke3 Be5 45. Rf1+ Ke7 46. Rf3 Bg7 47. Rh3 Kd6 48. Kf4 Rf6+ 49. Ke3 Rf7 50. Rg3 Be5 51. Rg6+ Rf6 52. Rxf6+ Bxf6 53. Bb7 Bg5+ 54. Ke2 Kc7 55. Bxa6 Rxa5 56. Bc4 Ra4 57. Nc5 Rxc4 58. Ne6+ Kd6 59. Nxg5 Rxe4+ 60. Nxe4+ Kxd5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2792) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) [A14]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (1.4), 2018-06-20
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Be7 5. c4 O-O 6. b3 c5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Nc3 Nc6 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. d4 b6 11. Ba3 Ba6 12. dxc5 bxc5 13. Rc1 Qa5 14. Qxd5 Qxa3 15. Qxc6 Bxe2 16. Rfe1 Rac8 17. Qa4 Qxa4 18. bxa4 Bxf3 19. Rxe7 Bxg2 20. Kxg2 a6 21. Rc4 Rc6 22. a5 Rb8 23. Ra7 h5 24. h4 Rb4 25. Rxb4 cxb4 26. Rb7 Rc2 27. Rb6 Rxa2 28. Rxa6 b3 29. Rb6 g6 30. Rxb3 Rxa5  ½ – ½ (view game)

So, Wesley (2778) – Caruana, Fabiano (2816) [A45]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (1.5), 2018-06-20
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 c5 3. e3 e6 4. Nd2 d5 5. Ngf3 Nc6 6. c3 Be7 7. h3 Bd6 8. dxc5 Bxc5 9. Bd3 O-O 10. O-O Bd6 11. Bxd6 Qxd6 12. e4 Rd8 13. Bc2 dxe4 14. Nxe4 Qe7 15. Qe2 Bd7 16. Rad1 Be8 17. Nxf6+ Qxf6 18. h4 g6 19. Qe3 h5 20. Ng5 b6 21. Qg3 Rxd1 22. Rxd1 Rd8 23. Re1 Kg7 24. Re3 Kg8 25. Bb3 Kh8 26. Ba4 Qe7 27. Qf3 Rc8 28. g4 hxg4 29. Qxg4 Rd8 30. h5 Rd5 31. Rg3 f6 32. Qxe6 Qxe6 33. Nxe6 Rxh5 34. Nf4 Ra5 35. Nxg6+ Bxg6 36. Bxc6 Kh7 37. a3 Rc5 38. Bb7 Kg7 39. b4 Re5 40. f4 Re7 41. Bd5 f5 42. Kf2 Rc7 43. c4 Kf6 44. Ke3 Re7+ 45. Kd2 Rh7 46. Re3 Bf7 47. Bxf7 Kxf7 48. Rd3 Ke6 49. Kc3 Rh4 50. Rd4 Rh3+ 51. Rd3 Rh4 52. Rd4 Rh3+ 53. Kb2 a5 54. bxa5 bxa5 55. c5 Ke7 56. Rd5 a4 57. Rxf5 Rb3+ 58. Ka2 Rf3 59. Re5+ Kd7 60. Re4 Rf2+ 61. Kb1 Kc6 62. Rc4 Re2 63. Kc1 Rf2 64. Kd1 Kb5 65. Ke1 Rb2 66. c6 Kxc4 67. c7  1 – 0 (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2766) – Karjakin, Sergey (2782) [A13]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (2.1), 2018-06-20
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 dxc4 5. Na3 a6 6. Nxc4 b5 7. Nce5 Nd5 8. d4 Be7 9. a4 Bb7 10. axb5 axb5 11. Rxa8 Bxa8 12. Qb3 Nb4 13. Nxf7 Bd5 14. Nxd8 Bxb3 15. Nb7 Bd5 16. Nc5 Nc2+ 17. Kd1 Bxf3 18. exf3 Nxd4 19. Nd3 O-O 20. Be3 Nbc6 21. f4 Nb4 22. Bxd4 Rd8 23. Ke2 Rxd4 24. Rd1 Rxd3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) – So, Wesley (2778) [D41]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (2.2), 2018-06-20
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c5 5. cxd5 cxd4 6. Qxd4 exd5 7. e4 Nc6 8. Bb5 dxe4 9. Qxd8+ Kxd8 10. Ng5 Be6 11. O-O Bb4 12. Ncxe4 Nxe4 13. Nxe4 Ke7 14. Bxc6 bxc6 15. Be3 Bd5 16. Bc5+ Kd7 17. Nf6+ gxf6 18. Bxb4 Rae8 19. f3 Re2 20. Rf2 Rhe8 21. b3 f5 22. Rd1 a6 23. Rd4 h5 24. Kf1 Rxf2+ 25. Kxf2 f6 26. Bc3 Ra8 27. Rh4 Bf7 28. Bxf6 c5 29. Ra4 Kc6 30. Bc3 Kb5 31. h4 Be6 32. Ra5+ Kb6 33. b4 cxb4 34. Bxb4 Rc8 35. a3 Rc2+ 36. Kg3 Re2 37. Rc5 Bd7 38. Rd5 Kc7 39. Rd4 Re6 40. Rd2 Bb5 41. Kf4 Re2 42. Rxe2 Bxe2 43. Kg5 Bf1 44. Kxh5 f4 45. Kg4 Bxg2 46. h5 Bf1 47. h6 Bd3 48. Kg5 Kc6 49. Kf6 Kd5 50. Kg7 Bf5 51. Bd2  1 – 0 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2759) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2792) [C65]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (2.3), 2018-06-20
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. h3 Be6 7. Nc3 Nd7 8. Ng5 Nf8 9. O-O Qe7 10. Na4 Bd6 11. Nf3 Ng6 12. Nc3 O-O-O 13. Be3 Nf4 14. Bxf4 exf4 15. e5 Bb4 16. Ne4 f5 17. exf6 gxf6 18. c3 f5 19. Neg5 Bd5 20. Re1 Qf6 21. Qa4 Bd6 22. c4 Bxf3 23. Nxf3 Rhg8 24. Kh1 Qxb2 25. Qxa7 b6 26. Rf1 Kd7 27. Qa4 Ra8 28. Qb3 Qg7 29. Rg1 Ra3 30. Qb1 Qf7 31. Qc2 Qh5 32. Rae1 Kc8 33. Rb1 Bc5 34. Rb3 Ra5 35. d4 Bd6 36. c5 bxc5 37. Qc4 Re8 38. Rgb1 Kd7 39. Ne5+ Bxe5 40. dxe5 Qg6 41. Qxf4 Qe6 42. Qd2+  1 – 0 (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) – Aronian, Levon (2764) [C65]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (2.4), 2018-06-20
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. h3 Be6 7. Nc3 Qd6 8. Be3 Bb6 9. O-O O-O 10. Ne2 Nd7 11. Ng3 f6 12. Qe2 a5 13. Nd2 Bxe3 14. fxe3 g6 15. Nf3 a4 16. Qf2 c5 17. a3 Ra6 18. Rad1 Qe7 19. c3 Bb3 20. Rc1 Rd6 21. d4 b6 22. h4 Bc4 23. Rfe1 h5 24. Qc2 b5 25. Nf1 Re6 26. N1d2 Nb6 27. b3 axb3 28. Nxb3 Bxb3 29. Qxb3 c6 30. dxe5 fxe5 31. Ng5 c4 32. Qb4 Qxb4 33. axb4 Rd6 34. Red1 Rd3 35. Ne6 Rf6 36. Nc5 Rxe3 37. Rd8+ Kg7 38. Rcd1 Re2 39. Rb8 Rff2 40. Rxb6 Rxg2+ 41. Kh1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) – Caruana, Fabiano (2816) [C42]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (2.5), 2018-06-20
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. Bd3 Bxd3 13. Qxd3 Nd7 14. g3 Re8 15. Kg2 Nf6 16. c4 Qd7 17. Bb2 Rad8 18. a4 h6 19. Rfe1 Nh7 20. Rxe8+ Rxe8 21. d5 Ng5 22. Nxg5 hxg5 23. a5 cxd5 24. Qxd5 Qe7 25. Rd1 Bc5 26. Qf3 b6 27. Rd5 f6 28. axb6 axb6 29. Bd4 Bxd4 30. Rxd4 Qe5 31. Qd3 Qe2 32. Qb3 Qe6 33. Qb5 Rc8 34. Qd5 Qxd5+ 35. cxd5 Kf7 36. Rb4 Rc5 37. Rxb6 Rxd5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2764) – Anand, Viswanathan (2759) [C50]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (3.1), 2018-06-20
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. Nc3 h6 6. h3 a6 7. O-O d6 8. Ne2 Na5 9. Bb3 Nxb3 10. axb3 O-O 11. Ng3 Re8 12. Re1 d5 13. exd5 Qxd5 14. Bd2 e4 15. dxe4 Nxe4 16. Be3 Qxd1 17. Raxd1 Bd6 18. Nxe4 Rxe4 19. Nd2 Re8 20. Nc4 Bf5 21. Nxd6 cxd6 22. Re2 Rac8 23. c3 Be6 24. b4 Bc4 25. Red2 Bb3 26. Ra1 Rc6 27. Ra5 Bc4 28. Rf5 f6 29. Rf4 d5 30. h4 Rce6 31. Kh2 Re4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2792) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) [A14]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (3.2), 2018-06-20
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Be7 5. c4 O-O 6. b3 c5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Bb2 Nc6 9. d4 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Nxd4 11. Qxd4 Bf6 12. Qd2 Nf4 13. gxf4 Qxd2 14. Nxd2 Bxb2 15. Rab1 Bf6 16. Rbc1 Rd8 17. Ne4 Be7 18. Rc7 Kf8 19. Rfc1 Rb8 20. e3 h6 21. Bf3 a5 22. Kg2 g5 23. fxg5 hxg5 24. h3 f5 25. Nc5 b6 26. Na4 Bd6 27. Rh7 Kg8 28. Ra7 Be5 29. Rc6 Rd6 30. Rxd6 Bxd6 31. Nc3 b5 32. Rxa5 b4 33. Nb5 Bc5 34. Nd4 Bxd4 35. exd4 Kf7 36. Ra7+ Kf6 37. Rc7 Ba6 38. d5 Bb7 39. d6 Bxf3+ 40. Kxf3 Rd8 41. Rb7 Rxd6 42. Rxb4 e5 43. a4 e4+ 44. Ke2 Ke5 45. a5 f4 46. Ra4 f3+ 47. Ke1 Rc6 48. a6 Rc1+ 49. Kd2 Rf1  1 – 0 (view game)

So, Wesley (2778) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [A04]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (3.3), 2018-06-20
1. Nf3 c5 2. b3 b6 3. Bb2 Bb7 4. c4 Nf6 5. g3 g6 6. Bxf6 exf6 7. Nc3 Bxf3 8. exf3 Nc6 9. Bg2 Bg7 10. Qe2+ Kf8 11. O-O f5 12. f4 Bf6 13. Rae1 Kg7 14. Qd3 Rc8 15. Re3 Nd4 16. Nb5 a6 17. Nxd4 Bxd4 18. Re2 Re8 19. Rfe1 Rxe2 20. Qxe2 d6 21. Qe7 Bf6 22. Qb7 a5 23. Bd5 Rc7 24. Qxb6 Re7 25. Rxe7 Qxb6 26. Rxf7+ Kh8 27. Rf8+ Kg7 28. Rf7+ Kh8 29. Rxf6 Qb4 30. Rxd6 Qxd2 31. Rc6 Qd4 32. Kg2 Kg7 33. Rc7+ Kh8 34. h4 h5 35. a4  1 – 0 (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2816) – Grischuk, Alexander (2766) [A45]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (3.4), 2018-06-20
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 c5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Nbd2 cxd4 6. exd4 Bf5 7. c3 e6 8. Qb3 Bd6 9. Bg3 Bxg3 10. hxg3 Qd6 11. Qxb7 Rb8 12. Qa6 O-O 13. Nb3 Bc2 14. Rc1 Bxb3 15. axb3 Ne4 16. Qa4 e5 17. Be2 exd4 18. cxd4 Rb6 19. O-O Rfb8 20. Rfe1 g6 21. Bd3 Nb4 22. Bf1 Nc6 23. Re2 Kg7 24. Rec2 Nd8 25. Rc7 Rxb3 26. Rd7 Qf6 27. Rxd5 Rxf3 28. gxf3 Qxf3 29. Qc2 Nxf2 30. Bg2 Qe3 31. Kf1 Ng4 32. Be4 Qxg3 33. Re1 Ne6 34. Qg2 Ne3+ 35. Rxe3 Qxe3 36. Qf3 Qc1+  0 – 1 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2782) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) [C67]
GCT Rapid Paris 2018 Paris FRA (3.5), 2018-06-20
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nf5 8. Nf3 O-O 9. d4 d5 10. c3 Re8 11. Nbd2 Bd6 12. Bd3 Bd7 13. Nf1 Rxe1 14. Qxe1 f6 15. Bd2 Qe8 16. Qc1 Qf7 17. Bf4 Nce7 18. Ng3 Bxf4 19. Qxf4 Nd6 20. Re1 Re8 21. h3 Ng6 22. Rxe8+ Qxe8 23. Qc1 Bb5 24. Bc2 a5 25. b3 b6 26. a4 Bc6 27. Bd3 Bb7 28. Nf1 Nf8 29. Ne3 Ne6 30. Qc2 g6 31. g3 c5 32. h4 Ng7 33. Qc1 Qe6 34. Bf1 Qe7 35. Ng2 Ne6 36. Ne3 Ng7 37. Bh3 Nge8 38. Ne1 c4 39. Qa3 cxb3 40. Qxb3 Nc4 41. N1g2 Ned6 42. Nxc4 Nxc4 43. Qb5 g5 44. Bg4 Kg7 45. Kh2 Qc7 46. Be2 Bc6 47. Qb3 Qd7 48. Qb1 Bxa4 49. hxg5 fxg5 50. Bxc4 dxc4 51. Qxb6 Qf5 52. Qc7+ Bd7 53. Qxc4 Qxf2 54. Qc5 Qf5 55. d5 a4 56. c4 h5 57. Qd4+ Qf6 58. Qa7 Qf5 59. Qe3 Kf7 60. Kg1 Qb1+ 61. Kh2 Qf5 62. Qa7 Kg6 63. Qb6+ Qf6 64. Qa7 Qd6 65. Kh1 a3 66. Ne3 a2 67. Qxa2 Qxg3 68. Qc2+ Kf6 69. Qe4 Qe5 70. Qf3+ Kg6 71. c5 g4 72. Qf2 Qe4+ 73. Kg1 h4 74. c6 g3 75. Qc2 Qxc2 76. Nxc2 Bf5 77. Ne3 Bh3 78. Ng2 Kf6 79. d6 Ke6 80. d7 Ke7 81. Nxh4 Bxd7  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Wesley So wins the YourNextMove GCT 2018 !!

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

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 So, Wesley USA 2778 22
2 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2782 21.5
3 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 21.5
4 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2769 21
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2764 20.5
6 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2766 17.5
7 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2808 17
8 Anand, Viswanatan IND 2759 14.5
9 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2816 13.5
10 Giri, Anish NED 2782 11

Aronian,L (2764) – Mamedyarov,S (2808) [C55]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (10), 2018-06-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 h6 5. O-O d6 6. Nc3 Na5 7. Bb5+ c6 8. Ba4 b5 9. Bb3 Be7 10. Ne2 O-O 11. Ng3 Re8 12. Bd2 Bf8 13. Re1 Qc7 14. Bxa5 Qxa5 15. a4 Qb6 16. Nh4 d5 17. axb5 dxe4 18. bxc6 exd3 19. Qxd3 Bc5 20. Rf1 e4 21. Qc3 e3 22. Nhf5 exf2+ 23. Kh1 Be6 24. Nxh6+ Kf8 25. Nhf5 Bxb3 26. cxb3 Rac8 27. Nxg7 Bd4 28. Qd2 Be3 29. Qd6+ Kxg7 30. Nf5+ Kg6 31. Nh4+ Kg7 32. Nf5+ Kg6 33. Nh4+ Kg7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand,V (2759) – Caruana,F (2816) [C77]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (10), 2018-06-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 g6 7. O-O Bg7 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. Re1 Nd7 10. Nf1 Nc5 11. Bxc6 bxc6 12. d4 exd4 13. cxd4 Ne6 14. Ng3 c5 15. dxc5 Nxc5 16. Bg5 Qe8 17. Qd2 Bg4 18. Bh6 Bxf3 19. Bxg7 Kxg7 20. gxf3 Qe6 21. f4 a5 22. f5 Qf6 23. Rac1 Rfe8 24. f4 Rad8 25. Kh1 Kh8 26. b3 h5 27. fxg6 fxg6 28. f5 Kh7 29. Rg1 Rg8 30. Rcf1 Rdf8 31. e5 dxe5 32. Qd5 Qe7 33. fxg6+ Rxg6 34. Rxf8 Qxf8 35. Rf1 Qd6 36. Qf7+ Rg7 37. Qxg7+ Kxg7 38. Nf5+ Kg6 39. Nxd6 cxd6 40. Rd1 Ne4 41. Kg2 Kf5 42. Rd5 Ke6 43. Rxa5 d5 44. b4 d4 45. Kf3 Nc3 46. b5 e4+ 47. Kf4 e3 48. Kf3 e2 49. Kf2 d3 50. Ke1 Kd5 51. b6+ Kd4 52. b7  1 – 0 (view game)

Karjakin,Sergey (2782) – So,W (2778) [A01]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (10), 2018-06-16
1. b3 e5 2. Bb2 Nc6 3. e3 Nf6 4. c4 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Nc3 Nxc3 7. Bxc3 Bd6 8. Bb5 O-O 9. Ne2 Ne7 10. Ng3 c6 11. Bc4 Nd5 12. Bb2 Qe7 13. O-O Nb6 14. Be2 f5 15. Qc2 Be6 16. Rfe1 Rad8 17. e4 f4 18. Nf5 Qd7 19. Nxd6 Qxd6 20. Qc3 Nd7 21. d4 exd4 22. Qxd4 Qxd4 23. Bxd4 c5 24. Bc3 Nb8 25. Red1 Nc6 26. f3 Kf7 27. Kf2 g5 28. h4 Rxd1 29. Rxd1 h6 30. g3 fxg3+ 31. Kxg3 Rd8 32. Rxd8 Nxd8 33. f4 gxf4+ 34. Kxf4 Nc6 35. Bh5+ Kf8 36. Be2 Kf7 37. h5 a6 38. Bd2 b5 39. Be3 c4 40. bxc4 bxc4 41. Bd2 a5 42. a3 Nd4 43. Bd1 Nb3 44. Bc3 a4 45. Ke5 Nc5 46. Bd2 Nb3 47. Bxh6 c3 48. Be3 Na5 49. Kd4 Bb3 50. Be2 c2 51. Kc3 Nc6 52. Bd3 Ne5 53. Bxc2 Bxc2 54. Kxc2 Nc4 55. Bc1 Kf6 56. Kd3 Nd6 57. Kd4 Nb5+ 58. Kc4 Nd6+ 59. Kd5 Nb5 60. Kc5 Nc7 61. Kc6 Ne6 62. h6 Nd4+ 63. Kd5 Nb3 64. e5+ Kg6 65. e6  1 – 0 (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2769) – Giri,A (2782) [A05]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (10), 2018-06-16
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. b3 g6 3. Bb2 Bg7 4. e3 O-O 5. d4 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5+ 7. c3 Re8 8. b4 Qc7 9. c4 a5 10. a3 axb4 11. axb4 Rxa1 12. Bxa1 Na6 13. Be5 d6 14. cxd6 exd6 15. Bc3 Nh5 16. Bxg7 Nxg7 17. b5 Qa5+ 18. Nbd2 Nc5 19. Be2 Ne4 20. O-O Nc3 21. Qe1 Ne6 22. Ne4 Nxe2+ 23. Qxe2  1 – 0 (view game)

Grischuk,A (2766) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) [B23]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (10), 2018-06-16
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. f4 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bc4 e6 6. O-O Ne7 7. d3 Nbc6 8. a3 O-O 9. Ba2 Rb8 10. Qe1 Nd4 11. Nxd4 cxd4 12. Ne2 Bd7 13. Bd2 Rc8 14. Bb3 Qb6 15. Kh1 Rfe8 16. a4 d5 17. a5 Qc5 18. Bb4 Qc7 19. Bxe7 Rxe7 20. e5 f6 21. exf6 Bxf6 22. Ng1 Kg7 23. Qd2 e5 24. fxe5 Rxe5 25. Qf4 Rf5 26. Qxc7 Rxc7 27. Rxf5 Bxf5 28. Nf3 Rc5 29. h3 h5 30. Ra4 Bd7 31. Rb4 Bc6 32. a6 bxa6 33. Nxd4 a5 34. Rb7+ Bxb7 35. Ne6+ Kh6 36. Nxc5 Ba8 37. c3 d4 38. c4 Kg5 39. Ne6+ Kf5 40. Nc7 Bc6 41. Kg1 a4 42. Bd1 Bg5 43. Nb5 Ke5 44. Nxa7 Bd7 45. Nb5 Bf5 46. Bxa4 Be3+ 47. Kh2 Bxd3 48. Na3 Bc1 49. Bc2 Bxc2 50. Nxc2 d3 51. Ne1 d2 52. Nf3+ Kf4 53. Nxd2 Bxd2 54. c5 Be3 55. c6 Bb6 56. b4 h4 57. b5 g5 58. Kh1 Kg3 59. c7 Bxc7 60. b6 Bb8 61. b7 Ba7  0 – 1 (view game)

Karjakin,Sergey (2782) – Nakamura,Hi (2769) [C67]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (11), 2018-06-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nf5 8. Nf3 d5 9. d4 O-O 10. c3 Re8 11. g3 Nd6 12. Bf4 Ne4 13. Nbd2 Bf5 14. Nxe4 Bxe4 15. Nd2 Bf5 16. Bg2 Be6 17. Qb3 b6 18. Re2 Bd6 19. Bxd6 Qxd6 20. Rae1 Rf8 21. Nf3 h6 22. Ne5 Nxe5 23. Rxe5 Rad8 24. h4 c6 25. Kh2 Bd7 26. Qa4 a5 27. Qb3 b5 28. a4 Rb8 29. axb5 Rxb5 30. Qa2 Rfb8 31. R5e2 Be6 32. Rd2 c5 33. Qa3 Qc7 34. dxc5 Rb3 35. Qa1 Qxc5 36. Bh3 R3b6 37. Ree2 Bxh3 38. Kxh3 Qc8+ 39. Kg2 Rb5 40. Qa4 Rc5 41. Re7 Qf5 42. Rde2 Rcb5 43. Re8+ Kh7 44. Rxb8 Rxb8 45. Qxa5 Qd3 46. Re3 Qd2 47. b4 d4 48. Qf5+ Kg8 49. Re7 Rf8 50. cxd4 Qxb4 51. Rd7 Qb6 52. Qd5 Qf6 53. Ra7 Qd8 54. Qe4 Re8 55. Qc6 Qc8 56. Qf3 Rf8 57. Qd5 Qe6 58. Qb7 Qd6 59. Qe4 Qe6 60. Qf3 Qd6 61. d5 g6 62. h5 g5 63. Qf5 Kg7 64. Rd7 Qf6 65. Qxf6+ Kxf6 66. Rd6+ Kg7 67. Kf3 Ra8 68. Rc6 Ra2 69. Ke3 Ra3+ 70. Ke4 Ra2 71. f4 gxf4 72. gxf4 Rh2 73. d6 Kf6 74. d7+ Ke7 75. Rd6 Kd8 76. Rxh6 Kxd7 77. Kf5 Ke7 78. Rh8 Ra2 79. h6 Ra5+ 80. Kg4 Ra1 81. Rb8 Rg1+ 82. Kf5 Rh1 83. Rb6 Kf8 84. Ke5 Kg8 85. f5 Kh7 86. Rb7 Ra1 87. Kf6 Kxh6 88. Kxf7 Kh7 89. f6 Ra8 90. Rd7 Rb8 91. Ra7 Rc8 92. Ke6+ Kg8 93. Ke7 Rb8 94. Rd7 Ra8 95. Rc7 Rb8 96. Ra7 Rc8 97. Ke6 Rc6+ 98. Ke7 Rc8 99. Ra1 Rc7+ 100. Ke8 Rc8+ 101. Kd7 Rc2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov,S (2808) – Anand,V (2759) [E36]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (11), 2018-06-16
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 dxc4 7. Qxc4 b6 8. Nf3 Ba6 9. Qc2 h6 10. Bf4 O-O 11. Rd1 Nbd7 12. g3 Rc8 13. Bg2 Nd5 14. O-O c5 15. Bd6 cxd4 16. Qd2 d3 17. exd3 Re8 18. Rc1 Qf6 19. Rfe1 Rxc1 20. Qxc1 Rc8 21. Qd2 Qf5 22. Rd1 Bb7 23. Re1 Qf6 24. Ne5 Nxe5 25. Bxe5 Qg5 26. f4 Qd8 27. b4 Qd7 28. Qb2 f6 29. Bd4 Ba8 30. h4 Nc7 31. Bh3 Rd8 32. Bxf6 gxf6 33. Qxf6 Qd4+ 34. Qxd4 Rxd4 35. Bxe6+ Nxe6 36. Rxe6 Bd5 37. Rxh6 Rxd3 38. Rg6+ Kf7 39. h5 Rxa3 40. f5 Be4 41. g4 Rf3 42. h6 Bxf5 43. Rg7+ Kf6 44. gxf5 Rh3 45. Rxa7 Rxh6  ½ – ½ (view game)

So,W (2778) – Aronian,L (2764) [A15]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (11), 2018-06-16
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Qxd1+ 7. Kxd1 f6 8. Be3 e5 9. Nd2 Nd7 10. Nb3 h5 11. f3 Nb6 12. Kc2 Bd7 13. Nc5 Bc6 14. b3 Bh6 15. Bxh6 Rxh6 16. a4 Ke7 17. Bb5 Nd7 18. Nd3 Nb8 19. Nb4 a5 20. Bxc6 bxc6 21. Nd3 Nd7 22. Rhd1 Rhh8 23. Rd2 Rhd8 24. Rad1 Nb6 25. Nc5 Rd6 26. h4 Ra7 27. Nd3 Ra8 28. Nc5 Ra7 29. g3 Nd7 30. Nd3 Rb7 31. Ra1 c5 32. Nb2 Nb6 33. Rad1 Rb8 34. Rd3 Rg8 35. Rh1 Rgd8 36. Rhd1 Rg8 37. Rh1 Rgd8 38. Rhd1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana,F (2816) – Grischuk,A (2766) [B23]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (11), 2018-06-16
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Nge2 Nf6 4. h3 g6 5. g4 Bg7 6. Bg2 Nc6 7. d3 Rb8 8. a4 a6 9. O-O b5 10. axb5 axb5 11. Be3 b4 12. Nd5 h5 13. g5 Nxd5 14. exd5 Nd4 15. Nxd4 cxd4 16. Bd2 b3 17. cxb3 Bf5 18. Re1 O-O 19. Kh2 Re8 20. Ra3 e6 21. dxe6 fxe6 22. b4 d5 23. Qf3 Qd6+ 24. Qg3 Qxg3+ 25. Kxg3 Rec8 26. Rb3 Rc2 27. Bf4 Rb5 28. Bd6 h4+ 29. Kxh4 Rxf2 30. Kg3 Rd2 31. Bf1 Bf8 32. Bxf8 Kxf8 33. Kf4 Ke7 34. Ke5 Rf2 35. Ra1 Rf3 36. h4 Re3+ 37. Kxd4 Rg3 38. Ra5 Rb6 39. Kc5 Rb7 40. b5 Rg1 41. b6 Rxf1 42. Ra7 Rc1+ 43. Rc3  1 – 0 (view game)

Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) – Giri,A (2782) [C53]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (11), 2018-06-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. O-O d5 7. exd5 Nxd5 8. Nbd2 Bg4 9. Re1 Nb6 10. Bb5 Bd6 11. h3 Bh5 12. Ne4 f5 13. Ng3 Bxf3 14. Qxf3 Ne7 15. Qxb7 c6 16. Bc4+ Nxc4 17. Qb3 Kh8 18. Qxc4 Qd7 19. Bd2 Nd5 20. Rad1 Bc7 21. Qh4 Rae8 22. c4 Ne7 23. Bc3 Ng6 24. Qh5 c5 25. Qf3 Rd8 26. b4 cxb4 27. Bxb4 Rf7 28. Bc3 Rdf8 29. Bb4 Rd8 30. Bc5 Ba5 31. Rf1 Bb6 32. Bxb6 axb6 33. Rfe1 Qa7 34. d4 exd4 35. Qc6 Rff8 36. Rd2 Qa5 37. Red1 f4 38. Ne4 f3 39. Qb5 Qxb5 40. cxb5 Nf4 41. gxf3 d3 42. Kh2 Rd5 43. a4 Rd4 44. Ra1 h6 45. a5 bxa5 46. Rxa5 Rb8 47. Kg3 Ne2+ 48. Kg2 Rd5 49. Kh2 Nf4 50. Kg3 Ne2+ 51. Kh2 Nf4 52. Kg3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand,V (2759) – So,W (2778) [C77]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (12), 2018-06-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 Bc5 6. c3 b5 7. Bc2 d6 8. h3 h6 9. O-O O-O 10. d4 Bb6 11. Be3 Re8 12. Nbd2 Qe7 13. Re1 Rb8 14. Nf1 Qf8 15. Ng3 Bb7 16. a3 Rbd8 17. Qb1 Nb8 18. b4 Nbd7 19. a4 d5 20. dxe5 Nxe5 21. Nxe5 Bxe3 22. Rxe3 Rxe5 23. f4 Ree8 24. e5 d4 25. cxd4 Rxd4 26. axb5 axb5 27. Rb3 Nd5 28. Be4 Rb8 29. Qb2 Rc4 30. Qd2 Nxb4 31. Bxb7 Rxb7 32. Nf5 Rb8 33. Rg3 g6 34. e6 Qc5+ 35. Ne3 Qd4 36. Qxd4 Rxd4 37. f5 g5 38. Ra7 Rc8 39. Rb7 Nd5 40. Rxb5 fxe6 41. fxe6 Nxe3 42. Rxe3 Re8 43. Rc5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri,A (2782) – Caruana,F (2816) [B42]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (12), 2018-06-16
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Bc5 6. Nb3 Bb6 7. O-O Ne7 8. c4 d6 9. Nc3 O-O 10. Re1 Nbc6 11. Be3 e5 12. Qd2 Be6 13. Rad1 Bxe3 14. Rxe3 a5 15. Bf1 a4 16. Nc1 Nd4 17. N1e2 Nec6 18. Nb5 Bxc4 19. Nexd4 exd4 20. Rg3 Be6 21. Nxd4 Nxd4 22. Qxd4 g6 23. a3 Qa5 24. Rc3 Rfd8 25. h3 Qe5 26. Rcd3 Rdc8 27. Rc3 Rxc3 28. bxc3 Bb3 29. Rd2 Rc8 30. c4 Qxd4 31. Rxd4 Rc6 32. f4 Kf8 33. Kf2 Ke7 34. Ke3 Ba2 35. Bd3 Rb6 36. Bc2 Rb2 37. Bxa4 Rxg2 38. e5 dxe5 39. fxe5 Rg3+ 40. Kf4 Rxh3 41. Rd7+ Kf8 42. e6 fxe6 43. Bb5 Bxc4 44. Bxc4 Rh4+ 45. Ke5 Rxc4 46. Rxh7 b5 47. Rb7 g5 48. Kf6 Rf4+ 49. Kxg5 Rf5+ 50. Kg4 Ke8 51. Ra7 Kd8 52. a4 bxa4 53. Rxa4 Ke7 54. Ra7+ Kf6 55. Ra8 Rg5+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian,L (2764) – Karjakin,Sergey (2782) [C50]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (12), 2018-06-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 a6 7. Nbd2 O-O 8. Bb3 Re8 9. h3 h6 10. Re1 Be6 11. Bc2 d5 12. Qe2 dxe4 13. dxe4 Nh5 14. Nf1 Qf6 15. N3h2 Qh4 16. Qf3 Rad8 17. Ne3 Nf4 18. Nf5 Bxf5 19. exf5 Nd3 20. Bxd3 Rxd3 21. Be3 e4 22. Qg4 Qxg4 23. Nxg4 Bd6 24. Bxh6 gxh6 25. Nf6+ Kf8 26. Nxe8 Kxe8 27. Rxe4+ Kf8 28. Rae1 Kg7 29. R4e3 Rd2 30. R1e2 Rd1+ 31. Re1 Rd2 32. R1e2 Rd1+ 33. Re1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2769) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) [B50]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (12), 2018-06-16
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. h3 e5 5. Bc4 Be7 6. d3 Nc6 7. O-O O-O 8. Bd2 Na5 9. Qe2 Nxc4 10. dxc4 Be6 11. Rad1 Qc7 12. Bg5 Ne8 13. b3 h6 14. Bxe7 Qxe7 15. Rd3 a6 16. a4 Rc8 17. Rfd1 Rc6 18. Nh2 f5 19. exf5 Bxf5 20. Nd5 Qe6 21. Rf3 Rc8 22. Nf1 Bg6 23. Nf4 Rxf4 24. Rxf4 Bxc2 25. Rc1 Bxb3 26. a5 Ba4 27. Rg4 Nf6 28. Rg3 Bc6 29. Ne3 Rf8 30. Nd1 Qf7 31. Rd3 Nh5 32. g3 Qg6 33. Rd2 Rf3 34. Rd5 Bxd5 35. cxd5 Nxg3 36. fxg3 Qxg3+ 37. Qg2 Qe1+ 38. Kh2 Qe4 39. Rc4 Qxd5 40. Rg4 g5 41. Nc3 Qf7 42. Rg3 Rf2  0 – 1 (view game)

Grischuk,A (2766) – Mamedyarov,S (2808) [C60]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (12), 2018-06-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. d4 exd4 5. c3 a6 6. Bc4 Bg7 7. cxd4 d6 8. O-O Nf6 9. Nc3 O-O 10. d5 Ne5 11. Nxe5 dxe5 12. Be3 Ne8 13. Rc1 Nd6 14. Be2 f5 15. f3 h5 16. exf5 Bxf5 17. Bd3 Kh7 18. Ne4 Bxe4 19. Bxe4 Rf7 20. Qd2 Qd7 21. Qd3 Nf5 22. Bf2 Qb5 23. Rc4 Bf8 24. a4 Qd7 25. g4 hxg4 26. fxg4 Ne7 27. h3 Rd8 28. Bh4 Rf4 29. Rxf4 exf4 30. Bxe7 Bxe7 31. Bxg6+ Kg7 32. Rxf4 Bc5+ 33. Kf1 Rf8 34. Rxf8 Bxf8 35. Bf5 Qd6 36. Qd4+ Kf7 37. Be6+ Ke8 38. Qf6 c6 39. Bf7+ Kd7 40. Qe6+ Kc7 41. Qxd6+ Kxd6 42. dxc6 bxc6 43. Kf2 Ke5 44. Kg3 Bd6 45. Be8 c5 46. Kh4 c4 47. Bf7 Kd4 48. Kg5 Kd3 49. h4 Be7+ 50. Kh5 Bf6 51. g5 Bxb2 52. Kg4 c3 53. Bg6+ Kd2 54. h5 c2 55. Bxc2 Kxc2 56. h6 Bc1 57. Kh5 Kb3 58. g6  1 – 0 (view game)

So,W (2778) – Grischuk,A (2766) [A48]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (13), 2018-06-16
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Nbd2 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Bd3 O-O 6. O-O c5 7. c3 cxd4 8. cxd4 e5 9. Re1 exd4 10. Nxd4 Ng4 11. N4f3 Nc6 12. Nc4 Be6 13. h3 Nge5 14. Ncxe5 dxe5 15. a3 Qb6 16. b4 Rfd8 17. Be3 Qc7 18. Qe2 a5 19. Ng5 Bd7 20. b5 Nd4 21. Bxd4 exd4 22. e5 Re8 23. Qf3 Be6 24. Rac1 Qd7 25. Nxe6 Rxe6 26. Rc5 Rc8 27. Rd5 Qe7 28. Rxd4 Rxe5 29. Rde4 Rxe4 30. Bxe4 Rc3 31. Qd1 Rxa3 32. Bxg6 Qf8 33. Bb1 Rc3 34. Qd7 Rc8 35. Qxb7 Re8 36. Rf1 Qb4 37. Ba2 Rf8 38. Qc6 Bd4 39. Bb1 Rb8 40. Qe4 Rxb5 41. Qxh7+ Kf8 42. Ba2 Qe7 43. Qd3 Rb4 44. Qf3 Rb2 45. Bc4 Qf6 46. Qxf6 Bxf6 47. Rd1 Ke7 48. Re1+ Kf8 49. Rd1 Ke7 50. Rd5 a4 51. Ra5 Bd4 52. Rxa4 Rxf2 53. Kh2 Rc2 54. Bb3 Be5+ 55. Kg1 Rb2 56. Bc4 f6 57. Bf1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin,Sergey (2782) – Anand,V (2759) [C50]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (13), 2018-06-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. Nc3 h6 6. h3 d6 7. Na4 Bb6 8. a3 O-O 9. O-O Qe8 10. Re1 Be6 11. Nxb6 axb6 12. b3 Nd7 13. Bxe6 Qxe6 14. d4 Nxd4 15. Nxd4 exd4 16. Qxd4 Qe5 17. Bb2 Qxd4 18. Bxd4 b5 19. Bb2 Rfe8 20. Rad1 Re6 21. f3 Nf6 22. Kf2 Ne8 23. Rd5 c6 24. Rd2 Nc7 25. f4 d5 26. Be5 Rc8 27. Bxc7 Rxc7 28. exd5 cxd5 29. Ree2 Rf6 30. g3 g5 31. Rxd5 gxf4 32. Rxb5 fxg3+ 33. Kxg3 Rc3+ 34. Kg2 b6 35. Kh2 Kh7 36. a4 Rfc6 37. Rf5 Rxc2 38. Rxf7+ Kg6 39. Rfe7 Rxe2+ 40. Rxe2 Kg5 41. Re4 Rc2+ 42. Kg1 Rc6 43. Rb4 Kf5 44. Kf2 Ke5 45. Ke2 Kd5 46. Kd3 Rg6 47. Rd4+ Kc6 48. Kc4 Kb7 49. b4 Ka6 50. b5+ Kb7 51. Rd7+ Kc8 52. Rh7 Rd6 53. h4  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian,L (2764) – Nakamura,Hi (2769) [B23]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (13), 2018-06-16
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Nge2 Nf6 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. O-O O-O 7. d3 Nc6 8. Bg5 Rb8 9. Nd5 Ne8 10. c3 h6 11. Bd2 b5 12. f4 e6 13. Ne3 Ne7 14. g4 d5 15. e5 a5 16. d4 cxd4 17. cxd4 b4 18. f5 f6 19. fxe6 Bxe6 20. Nf4 Qb6 21. Qb3 Rd8 22. Nxe6 Qxe6 23. exf6 Nxf6 24. Rae1 Nxg4 25. Rxf8+ Rxf8 26. Nxg4 Qxg4 27. Rxe7 Qxd4+ 28. Be3 Qh4 29. Qxd5+ Kh8 30. Rf7 Qe1+ 31. Rf1 Qxe3+ 32. Kh1 Rxf1+ 33. Bxf1 Qc1 34. Qc4 Qxb2 35. Bd3 Qf6 36. Qe4 Kh7 37. h4 h5 38. Kg2 Qd6 39. Bc2 Be5 40. Qd3 Qc6+ 41. Qe4 Qf6 42. Qf3 Qe6 43. Qxh5+ Kg7 44. Qg5 Qc6+ 45. Kf1 Qc4+ 46. Kg1 Bd4+ 47. Kh1 Qxc2 48. Qe7+ Kh6  0 – 1 (view game)

Mamedyarov,S (2808) – Giri,A (2782) [D02]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (13), 2018-06-16
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Nbd2 c5 4. dxc5 e6 5. b4 a5 6. c3 axb4 7. cxb4 b6 8. cxb6 Bxb4 9. Rb1 Qxb6 10. a3 Bxd2+ 11. Bxd2 Qa7 12. e3 O-O 13. Bd3 Ba6 14. Bb4 Rc8 15. O-O Nc6 16. Bxa6 Qxa6 17. Nd4 Ne5 18. h3 Ne4 19. Rc1 Rxc1 20. Qxc1 Nc4 21. Nc2 h6 22. Qa1 Ncd2 23. Bxd2 Nxd2 24. Rd1 Ne4 25. f3 Nd6 26. Qd4 Qc6 27. Nb4 Qa4 28. Ra1 Nf5 29. Qd3 Qa7 30. Nxd5 exd5 31. Qxf5 Qxe3+ 32. Kh1 Rxa3 33. Qc8+ Kh7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana,F (2816) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) [B23]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (13), 2018-06-16
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Nge2 Nf6 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. d3 Nc6 7. O-O O-O 8. a3 e6 9. Rb1 Rb8 10. b4 b6 11. h3 Bb7 12. Be3 Nd7 13. Qd2 a6 14. Bh6 Bxh6 15. Qxh6 Qf6 16. Nd1 Qg7 17. Qd2 b5 18. c3 f5 19. Nf4 Rbe8 20. exf5 gxf5 21. Re1 e5 22. Bd5+ Kh8 23. Ne6 Rxe6 24. Bxe6 f4 25. g4 Qh6 26. Bxd7 Qxh3 27. Re4 d5 28. Qe1 dxe4 29. Qxe4 Nd4 30. Qxe5+ Kg8 31. Be6+ Nxe6 32. Qxe6+ Rf7 33. Qe8+ Kg7 34. Qe5+ Kf8 35. Qb8+ Kg7 36. Qe5+ Kh6 37. Qh5+ Qxh5 38. gxh5 Bf3 39. bxc5 Rf5 40. Kf1 Rxc5 41. Ke1 Rxh5 42. c4 Rh1+ 43. Kd2 Rf1 44. c5 Kg5 45. Rc1 Rxd1+ 46. Rxd1 Bxd1 47. Kxd1 Kf5 48. d4 Ke6  0 – 1 (view game)

Giri,A (2782) – So,W (2778) [C19]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (14), 2018-06-16
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. a4 h6 8. Nf3 Qc7 9. Qd2 O-O 10. Bd3 b6 11. a5 Ba6 12. O-O Bxd3 13. cxd3 Nd7 14. h4 Nc6 15. axb6 axb6 16. Rb1 Ra4 17. Qf4 Ne7 18. Bd2 Qc6 19. h5 Rfa8 20. Rfc1 Ra2 21. Be3 Qa4 22. Nh4 Rc2 23. Qg3 Kf8 24. dxc5 Rxc1+ 25. Rxc1 bxc5 26. d4 Rc8 27. Rb1 Qc2 28. Rb7 cxd4 29. cxd4 Qd1+ 30. Kh2 Qxh5 31. Qh3 g5 32. g4 Qxh4 33. Qxh4 gxh4 34. Rxd7 h5 35. gxh5 Nf5 36. h6 Kg8 37. Kh3 Rf8 38. Kg4 Kh7 39. Ra7 Kg6 40. Ra1 Rc8 41. Ra7 Rg8 42. Ra1 Kh7+ 43. Kh3 Rb8 44. Ra7 Kg6 45. Kg4 Rb1 46. Kh3 Rh1+ 47. Kg2 Rb1 48. Kh3 Rb3 49. h7 Rb8 50. Ra1 Kxh7 51. Rg1 Rg8 52. Ra1 Rb8 53. Rg1 Rb3 54. Kg4 Nxe3+ 55. fxe3 Rxe3 56. Kxh4 Re4+ 57. Kg5 Rxd4 58. Kf6 Rf4+ 59. Ke7 Rf5 60. Kd6 Kh6 61. Ke7 Kh5 62. Rg8 Kh4 63. Rg7 Rxe5 64. Kxf7 d4 65. Kf6 Re3 66. Rg1 e5 67. Kf5 Kh3 68. Rg6 Kh2 69. Rg4 d3 70. Rg6 e4 71. Rd6 Kg3  0 – 1 (view game)

Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) – Mamedyarov,S (2808) [C60]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (14), 2018-06-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. c3 a6 5. Ba4 Bg7 6. d4 exd4 7. cxd4 b5 8. Bb3 Nge7 9. O-O O-O 10. Nc3 d6 11. h3 Na5 12. Bc2 c5 13. dxc5 dxc5 14. Qxd8 Rxd8 15. Bg5 Re8 16. Rad1 Be6 17. Nd5 Nxd5 18. exd5 Bd7 19. b3 c4 20. Rfe1 cxb3 21. axb3 Rac8 22. Rxe8+ Bxe8 23. Re1 Bc3 24. Re2 f6 25. Bf4 Bf7 26. d6 Rd8 27. Nd2 Bb4 28. Ne4 Kg7 29. Re3 Rd7 30. h4 Nb7 31. Nxf6 Kxf6 32. Be5+ Ke6 33. Bc3+ Kxd6 34. Bxb4+ Kc7 35. Bc3 a5 36. h5 b4 37. Be5+ Kb6 38. h6 Nc5 39. Rf3 a4 40. bxa4 b3 41. Rf6+ Ka5 42. Rc6 Kb4 43. Bxb3 Nxb3 44. Kh2 Kxa4 45. Kg3 Kb5 46. Rd6 Rxd6 47. Bxd6 Kc6 48. Ba3 Kd5 49. Kf4 Nd4 50. Bb2 Ne6+ 51. Ke3 Be8 52. f4 Bd7 53. g4 Nc5 54. f5 gxf5 55. gxf5 Bxf5 56. Ba3 Ne6 57. Bc1 Bg6 58. Kf3 Ke5 59. Kg4 Bf5+ 60. Kh5 Kf6 61. Bb2+ Kf7 62. Be5 Bc2 63. Bb2 Bd1+ 64. Kh4 Kg6 65. Bc1 Nd4  0 – 1 (view game)

Grischuk,A (2766) – Karjakin,Sergey (2782) [A13]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (14), 2018-06-16
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 dxc4 5. Qa4+ c6 6. Qxc4 b5 7. Qb3 Bb7 8. O-O Be7 9. d4 O-O 10. Rd1 Nbd7 11. Nc3 Qb6 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bxf6 Nxf6 14. Ne5 Rfd8 15. e3 a6 16. Rac1 Qc7 17. Ne4 Nxe4 18. Bxe4 Rd6 19. Rd3 Rc8 20. Rdc3 Qb6 21. Nc4 Qd8 22. Nxd6 Qxd6 23. Qc2 e5 24. Bxc6 Rxc6 25. Rxc6 Qd5 26. Rc8+ Bf8 27. Rxf8+  1 – 0 (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2769) – Caruana,F (2816) [A06]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (14), 2018-06-16
1. Nf3 d5 2. b3 Nf6 3. Bb2 g6 4. Bxf6 exf6 5. e3 c6 6. d4 Bd6 7. g3 O-O 8. Bg2 Re8 9. O-O Be6 10. Nfd2 Bf8 11. c4 Na6 12. Nc3 Nc7 13. a3 a5 14. c5 h5 15. b4 axb4 16. axb4 Bh6 17. Rxa8 Qxa8 18. Qb3 Bf5 19. Qb2 Qc8 20. b5 h4 21. Re1 Bd3 22. bxc6 bxc6 23. Nf3 h3 24. Bf1 Bxf1 25. Rxf1 Qf5 26. Qe2 Rb8 27. Nh4 Qe6 28. Qc2 Kg7 29. Nf3 Qg4 30. Nd2 Ne6 31. f4 Re8 32. Qd3 Kg8 33. Nd1 Bf8 34. Nf2 Qh5 35. Rc1 Ra8 36. g4 Qh6 37. Nf3 Be7 38. Re1 Bd8 39. Qf1 Ra3 40. Qxh3 Qf8 41. Qg3 Bc7 42. Qg2 Ra2 43. f5 Ng5 44. h4 Ne4 45. Rf1 Bg3 46. Nxe4 Rxg2+ 47. Kxg2 dxe4 48. Nd2 Bxh4 49. Nxe4 Qd8 50. Nd6 Qb8 51. Kf3 Qb2 52. d5 cxd5 53. c6 Qc2 54. Nc8 Kg7  0 – 1 (view game)

Anand,V (2759) – Aronian,L (2764) [C50]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (14), 2018-06-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Nd5 Nxd5 7. Bxd5 d6 8. Be3 Bxe3 9. fxe3 O-O 10. O-O Nb8 11. Qd2 Nd7 12. h3 c6 13. Bb3 Nc5 14. Rf2 a5 15. c3 Nxb3 16. axb3 Be6 17. c4 b5 18. Qc3 f6 19. d4 Qb6 20. Rc2 c5 21. Kh2 Rfc8 22. d5 Bd7 23. cxb5 Bxb5 24. Nd2 Rcb8 25. Rcc1 Qd8 26. Ra3 a4 27. bxa4 Rxa4 28. Rxa4 Bxa4 29. Ra1 Bb5 30. Ra7 h6 31. b3 Kh7 32. Qa1 Qf8 33. Qa5 Qd8 34. Qxd8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand,V (2759) – Nakamura,Hi (2769) [B06]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (15), 2018-06-16
1. e4 d6 2. d4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. f4 a6 5. Nf3 b5 6. Bd3 Nd7 7. a4 b4 8. Ne2 c5 9. c3 Bb7 10. O-O Ngf6 11. e5 Nd5 12. Bd2 bxc3 13. bxc3 cxd4 14. cxd4 O-O 15. Ng3 a5 16. Kh1 Nb4 17. Be4 d5 18. Bb1 Ba6 19. Re1 e6 20. f5 exf5 21. Nxf5 gxf5 22. Bxf5 h6 23. Ra3 Bc8 24. Ng5 Nb6 25. Bh7+ Kh8 26. Qh5 f6 27. exf6 Qxf6 28. Rf3 Bg4 29. Qxg4 Qxd4 30. Nf7+ Kxh7 31. Qf5+ Kg8 32. Nxh6+ Kh8 33. Nf7+ Kg8 34. Nh6+ Kh8 35. Nf7+ Kg8 36. Bc3 Qxc3 37. Rxc3 Rxf7 38. Qe6 Bxc3 39. Rf1 Raf8 40. g4 Nd7 41. g5 Nc5 42. Qg6+ Bg7 43. Rxf7 Rxf7 44. h4 Nbd3 45. h5 Nf4 46. Qc6 Ne4 47. h6 Bf8 48. g6 Rf6 49. h7+ Kh8  0 – 1 (view game)

Aronian,L (2764) – Grischuk,A (2766) [B89]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (15), 2018-06-16
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Nge2 Nc6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nf6 6. Bc4 e6 7. Be3 Be7 8. Qe2 a6 9. O-O-O Qc7 10. Bb3 O-O 11. g4 Nxd4 12. Rxd4 b5 13. g5 Nd7 14. Rg1 Re8 15. Rg3 Bb7 16. Rh3 g6 17. f4 Nc5 18. f5 Nxb3+ 19. axb3 exf5 20. Qf2 b4 21. Nd5 Bxd5 22. Rxd5 Qc6 23. Rd4 d5 24. exf5 Bc5 25. Qh4 h5 26. gxh6 Kh7 27. fxg6+ fxg6 28. Qf2 Rf8 29. Rf3 Rxf3 30. Qxf3 Qe6 31. Rd3 Rf8 32. Qg3 Rf1+ 33. Kd2 Bd6 34. Qg2 Rf5 35. Kc1 Bf8 36. Kb1 Rh5 37. Bd2 Qe5 38. Qf3 Qf5 39. Qe3 Qf7 40. Qe2 a5 41. Rf3 Rf5 42. Rxf5 gxf5 43. Qa6 f4 44. Qd3+ Kg8 45. h7+ Qxh7 46. Qxd5+ Kh8 47. Bxf4 Qh3 48. Be5+ Bg7 49. Qd8+ Kh7 50. Qe7  1 – 0 (view game)

So,W (2778) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) [A04]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (15), 2018-06-16
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. e3 Nf6 5. Be2 d5 6. d4 exd4 7. exd4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 dxc4 9. Nxc6 Qxd1+ 10. Kxd1 bxc6 11. Bxc4 Bg4+ 12. Kc2 Bf5+ 13. Bd3 Bxd3+ 14. Kxd3 O-O-O+ 15. Kc2 Bc5 16. f3 Nd5 17. Nxd5 Rxd5 18. Bd2 Rhd8 19. Bc3 Bd4 20. Bxd4 Rxd4 21. Rad1 Kc7 22. Rxd4 Rxd4 23. Re1 Kd7 24. Re5 Ra4 25. a3 g6 26. g3 Kd6 27. Re8 Ra5 28. Rd8+ Ke6 29. Rd4 Rf5 30. Rd3 h5 31. Rc3 Kd6 32. Rd3+ Ke6 33. Rc3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin,Sergey (2782) – Giri,A (2782) [A01]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (15), 2018-06-16
1. b3 e5 2. Bb2 Nc6 3. e3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Bd6 5. Na3 e4 6. Nc4 Be7 7. Bxc6 bxc6 8. Ne2 a5 9. O-O a4 10. d3 exd3 11. cxd3 axb3 12. axb3 Rxa1 13. Qxa1 O-O 14. e4 c5 15. Ng3 d6 16. Ne3 g6 17. f4 d5 18. f5 dxe4 19. dxe4 Qd3 20. Rf3 Qa6 21. Qc1 Bb7 22. Qc3 h5 23. Nd5 Bxd5 24. exd5 Qb6 25. Ne4 c4+ 26. Kf1 Kg7 27. d6  1 – 0 (view game)

Mamedyarov,S (2808) – Caruana,F (2816) [E32]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (15), 2018-06-16
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. Nf3 c5 6. e3 b6 7. Bd3 Bb7 8. Bd2 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Nc6 10. Nxc6 Bxc6 11. a3 Be7 12. e4 Qc7 13. f4 d6 14. O-O-O Rac8 15. Rhe1 Nd7 16. Kb1 Nc5 17. Be2 Bf6 18. Bf3 a6 19. g4 b5 20. cxb5 axb5 21. g5 Bd4 22. Ne2 e5 23. Bb4 Ne6 24. Bg4 Bf2 25. Rf1 Qb7 26. Nc3 Bd4 27. Bxe6 fxe6 28. Qb3 Bxc3 29. Qxe6+ Kh8 30. Bxc3 Bxe4+ 31. Ka1 d5 32. fxe5 Bf3 33. Bb4 Rfe8 34. Qf5 Bxd1 35. Rxd1 Qc6 36. h4 Qc4 37. g6 Qe4 38. Qxe4 dxe4 39. Bd6 hxg6 40. Re1 Rc4 41. b3 Rd4 42. Kb2 Rc8 43. b4 Rd2+ 44. Kb3 Rd3+ 45. Kb2 Rc4 46. Bc5 Rd2+ 47. Kb3 Rdc2 48. Re3 Kg8 49. e6 Rc1 50. a4 bxa4+ 51. Kxa4 Rf1 52. Kb5 Rcc1 53. Rxe4 Rce1 54. Be3 Kf8 55. Kc6 Ke8 56. Kd5 Rf3 57. Bd4 Rxe4 58. Kxe4 Rh3 59. b5 Rxh4+ 60. Kd5 Rh1 61. b6 Rb1 62. Kc6 Ke7 63. b7 Rxb7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) – Karjakin,Sergey (2782) [A28]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (16), 2018-06-16
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. e3 Bb4 5. Qc2 Bxc3 6. Qxc3 Qe7 7. Be2 O-O 8. O-O e4 9. Nd4 Nxd4 10. Qxd4 c5 11. Qc3 d5 12. b3 Rd8 13. d4 exd3 14. Bxd3 Be6 15. Bb2 dxc4 16. bxc4 Rd7 17. Bc2 Rad8 18. Rad1 Rxd1 19. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 20. Bxd1 Qd7 21. Be2 Ne8 22. e4 f6 23. e5 fxe5 24. Qxe5 b6 25. h4 h6 26. Qb8 Kh7 27. Qf4 Nd6 28. g4 Kg8 29. Be5 Nf7 30. Bc3 Nd6 31. g5 hxg5 32. hxg5 Qe7 33. Bd3 Ne8 34. Qh4 Kf8 35. Be5 Bf7 36. Qf4 Kg8 37. Kh2 Qe6 38. Bf1 Qd7 39. Be2 Qe6 40. Kg3 Qd7 41. Kh4 Qe6 42. a4 Qd7 43. Qe4 Nd6 44. Bxd6 Qxd6 45. f4 Bg6 46. Qd5+ Qxd5 47. cxd5 Kf7 48. Bg4 Be4 49. d6 c4 50. f5 c3 51. d7  1 – 0 (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2769) – Mamedyarov,S (2808) [A05]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (16), 2018-06-16
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. b3 g6 3. Bb2 Bg7 4. e3 O-O 5. d4 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5+ 7. c3 Qxc5 8. Ba3 Qb6 9. Bxe7 Re8 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. Be2 Nc6 12. O-O a5 13. Nd4 d5 14. Na3 Bd7 15. Rc1 a4 16. Nac2 axb3 17. axb3 Rec8 18. Bf3 Be6 19. Nxe6 fxe6 20. c4 Ne5 21. Nd4 dxc4 22. bxc4 Nxf3+ 23. Nxf3 Rc6 24. Rb1 Qc7 25. Qb3 b6 26. h3 Ra5 27. Rfd1 Rac5 28. Nd2 Be7 29. Ra1 Ra5 30. Ra4 Qe5 31. Nf3 Qc5 32. Rd7 Rc7 33. Rxa5 bxa5 34. Qb8+ Rc8 35. Qb7 Re8 36. Rc7 Qd6 37. c5 Qd8 38. Rd7  1 – 0 (view game)

Caruana,F (2816) – So,W (2778) [A00]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (16), 2018-06-16
1. g3 c5 2. Bg2 g6 3. e4 Bg7 4. Ne2 Nc6 5. c3 e5 6. O-O Nge7 7. d3 d5 8. a4 O-O 9. Na3 Be6 10. Qc2 Qd7 11. Rd1 Bh3 12. Be3 Bxg2 13. Kxg2 b6 14. d4 cxd4 15. cxd4 dxe4 16. dxe5 Qf5 17. Nc4 Rad8 18. Nd4 Nxd4 19. Bxd4 Nc6 20. Be3 Nxe5 21. Nxe5 Bxe5 22. a5 bxa5 23. Re1 Rb8 24. Rxa5 Rxb2 25. Qc4 h5 26. Kg1 Rc8 27. Qd5 Re8 28. Qc6 Reb8 29. Bf4 e3 30. Bxe3 h4 31. Bf4 Rb1 32. Raxe5 Qxe5 33. Bxe5 Rxe1+ 34. Kg2 Rxe5 35. Qc7 Reb5 36. Qxa7 hxg3 37. hxg3 Rb2 38. Kh3 Rd8 39. Qe7 Rc8 40. f4 Rb5 41. Kg4 Rh5 42. Qd7 Rb8 43. Qc7 Re8 44. Qd7 Ra8 45. Qc6 Ra3 46. Qe8+ Kg7 47. Qe7 Rd3 48. Qb7 Rhd5 49. Qe7 Rc3 50. Kh4 Rh5+ 51. Kg4 Rd5 52. Kh4 Rc1 53. Kg4 Rg1 54. Qa7 Rgd1 55. Qb7 R1d3 56. Qb2+ Kh7 57. Qb7 Rd7 58. Qb2 Re3 59. Qf6 Re6 60. Qc3 Rd5 61. Qc7 Kg7 62. Kh4 Re3 63. Qb7 Rdd3 64. Qb2+ Kg8 65. Qb8+ Kg7 66. Qb2+ Kg8 67. Qb8+ Kh7 68. Qb7 Kg7 69. Qb2+ f6 70. Qb7+ Kh6 71. Qb6 Rxg3  0 – 1 (view game)

Giri,A (2782) – Aronian,L (2764) [C88]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (16), 2018-06-16
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 Nxe5 11. Nxe5 dxe5 12. Qe2 a5 13. Bg5 Ba6 14. Qf3 h6 15. Rd1 hxg5 16. Rxd8 Raxd8 17. h3 Bc5 18. Bd5 Nxd5 19. exd5 e4 20. Qd1 e3 21. fxe3 Rfe8 22. Kh1 Rxe3 23. Nd2 Rxd5 24. Qc1 Rf5 25. Nb3 Bb6 26. Qd2 Bb7 27. Kh2 Rd5 28. Qc1 Re2 29. Qf1 Rde5  0 – 1 (view game)

Grischuk,A (2766) – Anand,V (2759) [A37]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (16), 2018-06-16
1. c4 c5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 d6 6. O-O Bf5 7. d3 Qd7 8. Bd2 Nf6 9. Nd5 Nxd5 10. cxd5 Nd4 11. Nxd4 Bxd4 12. Bc3 Bxc3 13. bxc3 O-O 14. h4 b5 15. Qd2 a5 16. a3 Bh3 17. Rfb1 Rab8 18. Rb2 Bxg2 19. Kxg2 Rb7 20. e4 Rfb8 21. h5 Qd8 22. hxg6 hxg6 23. d4 b4 24. axb4 axb4 25. c4 cxd4 26. Qxd4 Qf8 27. Rb3 Qg7 28. Qxg7+ Kxg7 29. Ra4 Rb6 30. Kf3 Kf6 31. Ke3 R6b7 32. f4 g5 33. Kd4 gxf4 34. gxf4 Rb6 35. c5 dxc5+ 36. Kxc5 e5 37. f5 Ke7 38. Ra7+ Ke8 39. Rh3 Kf8 40. f6 Kg8 41. d6 Rb5+ 42. Kc4 R5b7 43. Rxb7 Rxb7 44. Rd3  1 – 0 (view game)

So,W (2778) – Mamedyarov,S (2808) [A41]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (17), 2018-06-16
1. d4 d6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 Bg4 5. e3 Nc6 6. Be2 Nf6 7. h3 Bf5 8. d5 Nb8 9. Nd4 Bd7 10. O-O c5 11. dxc6 Nxc6 12. b3 O-O 13. Bb2 Rc8 14. Qd2 Qa5 15. Rfd1 Rfd8 16. Bf3 Qg5 17. Kf1 Qh4 18. Kg1 Qg5 19. Kf1 h5 20. Nd5 Nxd5 21. Bxd5 e6 22. Bf3 a6 23. Ne2 Bxb2 24. Qxb2 Be8 25. Ng3 Qe7 26. Ne4 f5 27. Nf6+ Kf7 28. Nxe8 Rxe8 29. Rd2 Red8 30. Rad1 b5 31. Qa3 bxc4 32. bxc4 Ne5 33. Be2 Rc6 34. Rd4 Qc7 35. f4 Nxc4 36. Bxc4 Rxc4 37. Rxd6 Rxd6 38. Qxd6 Qxd6 39. Rxd6 Ra4 40. Rd2 h4 41. Kf2 Ra3 42. Kf3 Kf6 43. Re2 g5 44. fxg5+ Kxg5 45. g3 e5 46. gxh4+ Kxh4 47. Kg2 a5 48. Rf2 Kg5 49. Re2 a4 50. Kg3 f4+ 51. Kf2 fxe3+ 52. Rxe3 Rxa2+ 53. Kf3 Kf5 54. Rc3 a3 55. h4 Ra1 56. Kg2 a2 57. Ra3 e4 58. h5 Kg5  0 – 1 (view game)

Anand,V (2759) – Giri,A (2782) [C70]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (17), 2018-06-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nge7 5. O-O g6 6. c3 Bg7 7. d4 exd4 8. cxd4 b5 9. Bb3 O-O 10. Nc3 d6 11. h3 Na5 12. Re1 c5 13. Bd5 Nxd5 14. Nxd5 Bb7 15. dxc5 dxc5 16. Bg5 f6 17. Bf4 Rc8 18. Qc2 Rf7 19. Rad1 Rd7 20. Ne3 Kh8 21. Rxd7 Qxd7 22. Ng4 h5 23. Ngh2 c4 24. e5 Qd3 25. Qc1 Nc6 26. exf6 Bxf6 27. Re6 Qf5 28. Rd6 Be7 29. Rd1 Rd8 30. Rxd8+ Bxd8 31. Bd2 Kg8 32. Qe1 Be7 33. Nf1 Qd7 34. Qe4 Kh7 35. Qf4 Nd8 36. Qh6+  1 – 0 (view game)

Karjakin,Sergey (2782) – Caruana,F (2816) [A20]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (17), 2018-06-16
1. c4 e5 2. d3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Nbd2 a5 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O Re8 8. a3 Bc5 9. b3 d5 10. cxd5 Nxd5 11. Bb2 Bg4 12. Qc2 Ba7 13. e3 Qd7 14. Ne4 Rad8 15. Nc5 Qc8 16. Rac1 Rd6 17. Ng5 h6 18. Nge4 Rg6 19. Qc4 Rd8 20. Rfe1 Kh7 21. Nc3 Nde7 22. N3a4 b6 23. Ne4 Be6 24. Qc2 Bh3 25. Bh1 b5 26. Nac3 b4 27. Nb5 Bb6 28. a4 Qg4 29. Nd2 Qh5 30. Nc4 Nd5 31. Nxb6 cxb6 32. d4 exd4 33. Nxd4 Ne5 34. Rcd1 Bg4 35. Rd2 Rc8 36. Qe4 Nf6 37. Qb7 Bd7 38. f4 Neg4 39. Qf3 Qh3 40. Qg2 Qh5 41. e4 Ne8 42. e5 Nc7 43. h3 Nf6 44. exf6 Bxh3 45. Qf3 Bg4 46. Qf2 gxf6 47. Re7 Rg7 48. Be4+ f5 49. Bg2 Qg6 50. Nf3 Ne6 51. Nh4 Qh5 52. Bxg7 Kxg7 53. Rxe6 fxe6 54. Qxb6  1 – 0 (view game)

Grischuk,A (2766) – Nakamura,Hi (2769) [B00]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (17), 2018-06-16
1. e4 d6 2. d4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. Bd3 Nc6 5. c3 e5 6. d5 Nce7 7. c4 f5 8. Nc3 Nf6 9. h3 h6 10. Be3 O-O 11. Qe2 c6 12. dxc6 bxc6 13. Rd1 f4 14. Bc1 c5 15. Bc2 Nc6 16. Nd5 g5 17. b3 Ne8 18. b4 cxb4 19. Ba4 Bb7 20. Bxc6 Bxc6 21. Nxb4 Ba4 22. Rd2 Rc8 23. O-O Bd7 24. Bb2 g4 25. hxg4 Bxg4 26. Qd3 Bxf3 27. Qxf3 Kh7 28. Rc1 Qg5 29. Nd5 Nf6 30. Ba3 Rcd8 31. Rcd1 Ng4 32. Nc7 Qh5 33. Qh3 Qg6 34. Rxd6 Rxd6 35. Rxd6 Rf6 36. Rxf6 Nxf6 37. f3 Nxe4 38. fxe4 Qb6+ 39. c5 Qxc7 40. Qf5+ Kh8 41. Kh2 Qc6 42. Bb4 a5 43. Ba3 Kg8 44. Kh1 Kh8 45. Kh2 Kg8 46. Kh1 Kh8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian,L (2764) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) [B23]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (17), 2018-06-16
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Nge2 Nf6 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. O-O O-O 7. d3 Nc6 8. Bg5 Rb8 9. Nd5 Re8 10. a4 e6 11. Nxf6+ Bxf6 12. Bxf6 Qxf6 13. c3 d5 14. f4 dxe4 15. dxe4 e5 16. f5 Qg5 17. Qd3 b6 18. h4 Qe7 19. h5 Rd8 20. Qf3 Ba6 21. hxg6 hxg6 22. Rad1 Rxd1 23. Rxd1 Rd8 24. Rd5 Bc4 25. f6 Qf8 26. Qe3 Bxd5 27. exd5 Na5 28. g4 Nc4 29. Qg5 e4 30. Ng3 e3 31. Nf5 e2 32. Kf2 Re8 33. Ne7+ Kh7 34. Kxe2 Qh6 35. Qxh6+ Kxh6 36. b3 Nd6 37. Kd3 Kg5 38. Nc6 a5 39. b4 cxb4 40. cxb4 axb4 41. Nxb4 Ra8  0 – 1 (view game)

Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) – Anand,V (2759) [B12]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (18), 2018-06-16
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 Ne7 6. O-O c5 7. c4 Nbc6 8. dxc5 d4 9. Qb3 Qc7 10. Na3 a6 11. Rd1 Rd8 12. Nc2 Bxc2 13. Qxc2 Ng6 14. a3 Bxc5 15. b4 Ba7 16. Qe4 Ngxe5 17. Bf4 Nxf3+ 18. Bxf3 Qe7 19. b5 axb5 20. cxb5 Na5 21. Rac1 Bb6 22. Bd2 f5 23. Qe1 Ra8 24. Qe5 O-O 25. Bb4 Qf6 26. Qd6 e5 27. Bd5+ Kh8 28. Qxf6 Rxf6 29. f3 h5 30. Be7 Rh6 31. h4 Bd8 32. Bb4 Bb6 33. Kf1 Rd8 34. Ba2 e4 35. Bc5 d3 36. Kf2 d2 37. Rc3 Rd3 38. Rc2 Nb3 39. Bxb6 Rxb6 40. a4 Nd4 41. Rc8+ Kh7 42. Re8 exf3 43. Bb1 Ra3 44. Rxd2 Rxa4 45. gxf3 Rxb5 46. Bd3 Rba5 47. Ke3 g6 48. Rb2 b5 49. Rd8 f4+ 50. Kf2 Ra2 51. Rxa2 Rxa2+ 52. Kf1 Nxf3 53. Bxb5 Nxh4 54. Bd3 Kh6 55. Rd5 Rd2  0 – 1 (view game)

Giri,A (2782) – Grischuk,A (2766) [C67]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (18), 2018-06-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nf5 8. Nf3 O-O 9. d4 d5 10. Nc3 Bb4 11. Bg5 f6 12. Bc1 Nce7 13. a3 Bxc3 14. bxc3 Nd6 15. Nd2 Kh8 16. a4 Nef5 17. Ba3 Re8 18. Qf3 Be6 19. Bd3 Qd7 20. a5 Rad8 21. Qf4 Bf7 22. h4 Ne7 23. Bc5 Bg6 24. Bxa7 Bxd3 25. cxd3 Ng6 26. Qh2 Qf5 27. Bc5 Nf4 28. Bxd6 cxd6 29. Nf3 h5 30. c4 Rxe1+ 31. Nxe1 dxc4 32. dxc4 Ne2+ 33. Kf1 Nxd4 34. Qg3 Qc5 35. Qc3 Rc8 36. Rb1 Qxc4+ 37. Qxc4 Rxc4 38. Rxb7 Ra4 39. Rb6 Ra1 40. Rxd6 Nc2 41. Re6 Nxe1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2769) – So,W (2778) [A05]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (18), 2018-06-16
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. b3 g6 3. Bb2 Bg7 4. e3 O-O 5. d4 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5+ 7. c3 Qxc5 8. Ba3 Qc7 9. Bxe7 Re8 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. Nd4 Nc6 12. Be2 d5 13. O-O Ne5 14. Qd2 Bd7 15. Na3 Rac8 16. Rac1 a6 17. Rfd1 Qa5 18. Qb2 Rc7 19. c4 Be7 20. Ndc2 Bf6 21. Nd4 Be7 22. Nb1 Rec8 23. cxd5 Rxc1 24. Rxc1 Rxc1+ 25. Qxc1 Qxa2 26. Nc3 Qa5 27. h3 Be8 28. Kh1 Kg7 29. f4 Bb4 30. Nd1 Nd7 31. e4 Bd2 32. Qb2 Nf6 33. g3 Kg8 34. Bf3 Bd7 35. Kg2 Bb4 36. Ne2 Be7 37. d6 Bd8 38. Qc3 Qa2 39. Qb2 Qa5 40. Ne3 Bc6 41. e5 Nd5 42. Nxd5 Bxd5 43. Qc3 Qa2 44. Kf1 Qb1+ 45. Kg2 Qd1 46. Nd4 Bb6 47. Bxd5 Bxd4 48. Qc4 h5 49. h4 Qg1+ 50. Kh3 Bf2 51. Bg2 Qd1 52. Qc8+ Kg7 53. Qc3 Kg8 54. Qf3 Qd4 55. Qxb7 Qd3 56. Qf3 Qf5+ 57. Kh2 Bc5 58. Qc3 Bf2 59. Qd2 Bb6 60. d7 Bd8 61. Qd6 a5 62. Qc6 Kg7 63. Qc8 Bxh4 64. d8=Q  1 – 0 (view game)

Caruana,F (2816) – Aronian,L (2764) [A45]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (18), 2018-06-16
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 g6 3. e3 Bg7 4. Nf3 O-O 5. Be2 c5 6. c3 b6 7. O-O Bb7 8. Nbd2 d6 9. h3 Na6 10. Bh2 Nc7 11. a4 Ne4 12. Nxe4 Bxe4 13. Nd2 Bc6 14. b4 Qc8 15. b5 Bd5 16. a5 f5 17. Re1 Rb8 18. Bf1 Kh8 19. Ra3 e5 20. dxe5 dxe5 21. c4 Bb7 22. a6 Ba8 23. Rd3 Qe8 24. Nb1 Ne6 25. Rd7 Rd8 26. Rxd8 Qxd8 27. Nc3 Kg8 28. Qc2 Qe7 29. Rd1 f4 30. Nd5 Qf7 31. Bd3 f3 32. Bg3 fxg2 33. h4 Kh8 34. Be4 g5 35. Kxg2 gxh4 36. Bxh4 h6 37. Rh1 Rg8 38. Kf1 Rf8 39. Rh3 Qd7 40. Kg2 Nc7 41. Nc3 Qg4+ 42. Bg3 Ne6 43. Rh4 Bxe4+ 44. Qxe4 Qxe4+ 45. Rxe4 Kh7 46. Bxe5 Ng5 47. Bxg7 Kxg7 48. Re7+ Rf7 49. Rb7 Ne6 50. Nd5 h5 51. f4 Nd8 52. Rxf7+ Kxf7 53. Nxb6  1 – 0 (view game)

Mamedyarov,S (2808) – Karjakin,Sergey (2782) [E32]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (18), 2018-06-16
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. g3 b6 7. Bg2 Bb7 8. O-O Bxc3 9. Qxc3 O-O 10. Rd1 Qe8 11. b3 Ne4 12. Qc2 Nef6 13. Bb2 Be4 14. Qc3 a5 15. a3 Qe7 16. Bf1 h6 17. Nd2 Bb7 18. Qc2 e5 19. d5 c5 20. e4 Rfe8 21. Bd3 Nf8 22. Nf1 g5 23. Ne3 Bc8 24. f3 Nh5 25. Kf2 Qf6 26. Rh1 g4 27. Be2 Nh7 28. h4 gxf3 29. Bxf3 Qg6 30. Rag1 N7f6 31. Qe2 Ng7 32. Qd3 h5 33. Rf1 Ng4+ 34. Bxg4 Bxg4 35. Kg2 Rf8 36. Nxg4 hxg4 37. h5 Nxh5 38. Bc1 f6 39. Rf5 Ng7 40. Rh6 Qe8 41. Rf1 a4 42. Qe2 Qd7 43. bxa4 f5 44. Rg6 Kh7 45. Rg5 f4 46. gxf4 exf4 47. Bxf4 Kg8 48. e5 Qe7 49. Rxg4 Rf5 50. Bh6 Rxe5 51. Qf3 Re2+ 52. Kh1 Qe5 53. Rxg7+ Kh8 54. Qf8+  1 – 0 (view game)

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YourNextMove GCT Blitz 2018 Round 9

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 So, Wesley USA 2778 18
2 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2782 16.5
3 Aronian, Levon ARM 2764 16.5
4 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 15.5
5 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2769 15
6 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2766 13
7 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2808 12
8 Anand, Viswanatan IND 2759 10
9 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2816 9.5
10 Giri, Anish NED 2782 9

Giri, Anish (2782) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) [C67]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (1.1), 2018-06-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nf5 8. Nf3 d5 9. d4 O-O 10. Nc3 Nh4 11. Nxh4 Bxh4 12. Ne2 Re8 13. c3 Bf6 14. Bf4 Ne7 15. Ng3 g6 16. Qf3 Bg7 17. Be5 Be6 18. Qf4 c6 19. Bd3 Qd7 20. Bxg7 Kxg7 21. Qe5+ Kg8 22. Qg5 f6 23. Qxf6 Nc8 24. Re5 Qe7 25. Qf4 Qf7 26. Qg5 Nb6 27. Rae1 Nd7 28. R5e3 Nf8 29. Nh5 Nd7 30. Nf4 Nf8 31. h4 Bd7 32. h5 Rxe3 33. Rxe3 Re8 34. hxg6 hxg6 35. Nxg6 Rxe3 36. Ne7+ Kh8 37. fxe3 Qe6 38. Bf5  1 – 0 (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) – Grischuk, Alexander (2766) [C53]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (1.2), 2018-06-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. O-O a6 7. a4 h6 8. Re1 O-O 9. h3 a5 10. Nbd2 Be6 11. Bb5 Na7 12. d4 Nxb5 13. axb5 exd4 14. Nxd4 Bd7 15. Nf1 Bxd4 16. cxd4 Bxb5 17. Ng3 d5 18. e5 Ne4 19. Nxe4 dxe4 20. Rxe4 Qd5 21. Rh4 Ra6 22. Ra3 Rg6 23. Rg4 Rxg4 24. Qxg4 Bd7 25. Qh4 Bf5 26. Be3 b6 27. Rc3 c6 28. Qe7 Rc8 29. Qb7 b5 30. Rc5 Qd7 31. Qa6 a4 32. d5 cxd5 33. Rxc8+ Qxc8 34. Qxb5 Qd7 35. Qb4 Kh7 36. Bd4 Qc6 37. Bc3 Qc4 38. Qxc4 dxc4 39. f3 h5 40. g4 hxg4 41. hxg4 Be6 42. Kf2 Kg6 43. Ke3 f5 44. exf6 gxf6 45. Kd4 f5 46. Kc5 fxg4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2816) – Anand, Viswanathan (2759) [E46]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (1.3), 2018-06-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Ne2 d5 6. a3 Bd6 7. c5 Be7 8. b4 c6 9. Nf4 Nbd7 10. Nd3 b6 11. Be2 a5 12. Bb2 axb4 13. axb4 Ba6 14. O-O Bc4 15. Qc2 Qc7 16. f4 b5 17. Ne5 Rfb8 18. Rfb1 Nxe5 19. dxe5 Nd7 20. Bxc4 bxc4 21. Ne2 Rxa1 22. Bxa1 Qb7 23. Rb2 f6 24. exf6 Bxf6 25. Nd4 Bxd4 26. exd4 Nf6 27. Rb1 Ne4 28. Bc3 Ra8 29. Be1 Qb5 30. Qe2 Kh8 31. h3 h6 32. Kh2 Rf8 33. Qe3 Qa4 34. Rc1 Qa2 35. Bg3 Qb2 36. Be1 Ra8 37. Bc3 Qb3 38. Bd2 Ra2 39. Qxb3 cxb3 40. Be1 b2 41. Rb1 Ra1 42. Rxb2 Rxe1 43. b5 cxb5 44. Rxb5 h5 45. h4 Nf6 46. Kg3 Re3+ 47. Kf2 Ng4+ 48. Kf1 Kh7 49. c6 Rc3 50. Rc5 Rxc5 51. dxc5 Ne3+  0 – 1 (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) – Aronian, Levon (2764) [D04]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (1.4), 2018-06-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 c5 4. b3 cxd4 5. exd4 g6 6. Bb2 Bg7 7. Nbd2 O-O 8. Bd3 Nc6 9. a3 Nh5 10. O-O Nf4 11. Bb5 Bg4 12. h3 Bh5 13. Bxc6 bxc6 14. Re1 c5 15. Qc1 c4 16. Re3 Rc8 17. Qe1 Bh6 18. Bc3 cxb3 19. cxb3 a5 20. Nf1 Bxf3 21. Rxf3 Ne6 22. Rd1 Qd6 23. a4 Bg7 24. Re3 Rb8 25. Bb2 Qb6 26. Nh2 Nxd4 27. Bxd4 Bxd4 28. Rxe7 Bc5 29. Re5 Qxb3 30. Rexd5 Rfe8 31. Qf1 Bb4 32. Ng4 Re6 33. Rd8+ Rxd8 34. Rxd8+ Kg7 35. Qa1+ Bc3 36. Rd3 Bxa1 37. Rxb3 Re1+ 38. Kh2 Re4 39. Ra3 Bd4 40. f3 Re1 41. Rd3 Bg1+ 42. Kg3 h5 43. Nh2 h4+ 44. Kxh4 Bxh2 45. Rd5 Re5 46. Rd3 Rh5+  0 – 1 (view game)

So, Wesley (2778) – Karjakin, Sergey (2782) [E51]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (1.5), 2018-06-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Nf3 d5 6. Bd2 b6 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Bd3 Bb7 9. O-O Re8 10. a3 Bf8 11. b4 Nbd7 12. b5 Ne4 13. a4 Ndf6 14. Ne2 a5 15. Bc1 Bd6 16. Ba3 Qe7 17. Bxd6 cxd6 18. h3 Rac8 19. Rc1 Rxc1 20. Qxc1 Rc8 21. Qb2 Rc7 22. Rc1 h6 23. Rxc7 Qxc7 24. Qc2 Qd8 25. Nh2 Ng5 26. Nf1 Ne6 27. f3 g6 28. Kf2 Qe7 29. g3 h5 30. h4 Qd7 31. Nf4 Ng7 32. Nd2 Qd8 33. Nb1 Qd7 34. Nc3 Ne6 35. Nxe6 Qxe6 36. Ne2 Qd7 37. Nf4 Kf8 38. Bf1 Ke8 39. Bh3 Qe7 40. Bc8 Kd8 41. Bh3 Qe8 42. Qc3 Qe7 43. Qc1 Qe8 44. Ne2 Qe7 45. Nc3 Qc7 46. Bf1 Qc8 47. Ne2 Qd7 48. Nf4 Qe7 49. Bd3 Qd7 50. Bb1 Ke7 51. Ke2 Kd8 52. Kd2 Qe7 53. Bc2 Qd7 54. Bb3 Qf5 55. Qc2 Qd7 56. Qa2 Qf5 57. Qc2 Qd7 58. Qd1 Qe7 59. Bc2 Qd7 60. Bd3 Qe7 61. g4 hxg4 62. fxg4 Bc8 63. g5 Ne4+ 64. Bxe4 Qxe4 65. Qc2 Qxc2+ 66. Kxc2 Bf5+ 67. Kd2 Be4 68. Ne2 Ke7 69. Ng3 Ke6 70. Kc3 Bf3 71. Kc2 Bg4 72. Kd2 Bf3 73. Kc2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) – Karjakin, Sergey (2782) [C65]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (2.1), 2018-06-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. h3 O-O 7. Be3 Bd6 8. Nbd2 Nd7 9. Nf1 c5 10. Ng3 Nb8 11. Bg5 Be7 12. Bxe7 Qxe7 13. O-O Nc6 14. Nd2 Qg5 15. Nf3 Qe7 16. Qd2 f6 17. Nh4 Qe8 18. Nhf5 Be6 19. f4 c4 20. fxe5 fxe5 21. Rf3 cxd3 22. Raf1 Qg6 23. Qxd3 Qg5 24. Qb5 Rfb8 25. Qc5 Re8 26. b4 a6 27. a4 Qd2 28. b5 axb5 29. axb5 Qb4 30. Qe3 Bxf5 31. Nxf5 Nd4 32. Qg5 Nxf5 33. Qxf5 Qc5+ 34. Kh2 Qe7 35. Qf7+ Qxf7 36. Rxf7 Rf8 37. R7f5 g6 38. R5f3 Rxf3 39. Rxf3 Ra5 40. Rb3 b6 41. Kg3 Ra4 42. Rc3 Rb4 43. Rxc7 Rxb5 44. Kg4 h6 45. Kf3 Rb1 46. Re7 Rb5 47. Ke3 Kf8 48. Rd7 Rb1 49. Rd6 Kf7 50. Rc6 h5 51. h4 b5 52. g3 b4 53. Rc5 b3 54. cxb3 Rxb3+ 55. Kf2 Kf6 56. Rc6+ Kf7 57. Rc5 Kf6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2759) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) [B29]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (2.2), 2018-06-15
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bb5+ Bd7 5. Bxd7+ Qxd7 6. e5 Ng8 7. d4 e6 8. O-O Nc6 9. Ne2 cxd4 10. Nexd4 Nxd4 11. Nxd4 Ne7 12. Be3 Nc6 13. Nxc6 Qxc6 14. Qg4 a6 15. Rac1 Rc8 16. c3 Qc4 17. Qxc4 Rxc4 18. b3 Rc6 19. c4 dxc4 20. Rxc4 Rxc4 21. bxc4 Kd7 22. Rb1 Kc6 23. Rb6+ Kc7 24. c5 Be7 25. c6 Rb8 26. Kf1 a5 27. cxb7 Rxb7 28. Ra6 Rb1+ 29. Ke2 Rb2+ 30. Kd3 Rxa2 31. Ra7+ Kd8 32. Ra8+ Kd7 33. Ra7+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2764) – So, Wesley (2778) [C10]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (2.3), 2018-06-15
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. g3 Be7 6. Bg2 Ngf6 7. Ne2 O-O 8. O-O Nxe4 9. Bxe4 e5 10. Qd3 h6 11. dxe5 Nxe5 12. Qxd8 Rxd8 13. Bf4 Bf6 14. f3 c6 15. Rad1 Be6 16. b3 a5 17. a4 Nd7 18. Bc7 Re8 19. Nf4 Nc5 20. Nxe6 Nxe6 21. Bb6 Be7 22. Bf2 Bc5 23. Bf5 Bxf2+ 24. Kxf2 Nc5 25. Rd4 g6 26. Bh3 Rad8 27. Rfd1 Rxd4 28. Rxd4 Kf8 29. Bf1 Ne6 30. Rd2 Nc5 31. Bc4 g5 32. Rd6 Kg7 33. h4 Re7 34. hxg5 hxg5 35. Bf1 g4 36. Be2 gxf3 37. Bxf3 Ne4+ 38. Bxe4 Rxe4 39. Kf3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2766) – Caruana, Fabiano (2816) [B43]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (2.4), 2018-06-15
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Bd3 Nf6 7. f4 Bb4 8. Bd2 Bxc3 9. Bxc3 Qxf4 10. Qe2 Nc6 11. Rf1 Qh4+ 12. g3 Qg4 13. Nxc6 dxc6 14. Rxf6 Qxe2+ 15. Kxe2 gxf6 16. Bxf6 Rg8 17. e5 h5 18. Rd1 Bd7 19. Be4 Rb8 20. Bf3 c5 21. Rd6 Bc6 22. Bxh5 Bd5 23. b3 c4 24. Ke3 Rc8 25. g4 b5 26. g5 cxb3 27. cxb3 Rg6 28. Kd4 Kf8 29. h4 Kg8 30. Be2 b4 31. h5 Rxf6 32. exf6  1 – 0 (view game)

Giri, Anish (2782) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [B91]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (2.5), 2018-06-15
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. g3 e5 7. Nde2 Be7 8. Bg2 b5 9. Nd5 Nbd7 10. Nec3 Nb6 11. Nxf6+ Bxf6 12. O-O O-O 13. b3 b4 14. Nd5 Nxd5 15. Qxd5 Be6 16. Qd3 Qc7 17. Bd2 a5 18. a3 bxa3 19. Rxa3 Rfc8 20. c4 Bd8 21. Rfa1 Qc5 22. b4 Qc6 23. bxa5 Bxc4 24. Qe3 Qb5 25. Qe1 Ra6 26. Qb1 Qxb1+ 27. Rxb1 Rca8 28. Rc1 Bb5 29. Rb1 Bc4 30. Rc1 Bb5 31. Bh3 Kf8 32. Rc8 Ke8 33. Rxa8 Rxa8 34. Bb4 Bc7 35. Ra1 Ra7 36. Bg4 g6 37. h4 h5 38. Bh3 Bd3 39. f3 Bb6+ 40. Kg2 Bc5 41. Bxc5 dxc5 42. Kf2 Bb5 43. Bf1 c4 44. Ke3 Kd7 45. Kd2 Kc6 46. Kc3 Kc5 47. Be2 Ra6 48. Rd1 Rxa5 49. Rd5+ Kb6 50. Bxc4 Ra3+ 51. Kb2 Bxc4 52. Kxa3 Bxd5 53. exd5 Kc5 54. Kb3 Kxd5 55. Kc3 f5 56. Kd3 e4+ 57. Ke3 Ke5  0 – 1 (view game)

So, Wesley (2778) – Anand, Viswanathan (2759) [A15]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (3.1), 2018-06-15
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. e3 c5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. d4 Nc6 7. Bb5 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bd7 9. O-O Bd6 10. b3 O-O 11. Bb2 Re8 12. Nf3 Bg4 13. Bxc6 bxc6 14. Rc1 Be5 15. Na4 Bxb2 16. Nxb2 Rc8 17. h3 Bxf3 18. Qxf3 c5 19. Rfd1 Qa5 20. Na4 c4 21. Qf5 h6 22. Rc2 Rb8 23. Nc3 cxb3 24. axb3 Rxb3 25. Nxd5 Nxd5 26. Rxd5 Qa1+ 27. Kh2 Rbb8 28. Rc7 Rf8 29. Ra5 Qd1 30. Rd7 Qb1 31. Qf4 Rb7 32. Rxa7 Rxa7 33. Rxa7 Qb6 34. Rc7 Qf6 35. Qg3 Re8 36. Rc5 g6 37. h4 Re4 38. f4 Qe7 39. Rc3 h5 40. Qf2 Kg7 41. Rb3 Rc4 42. Qb2+ Qf6 43. Qxf6+ Kxf6 44. Kg3 Kg7 45. Kf3 f5 46. Rb7+ Kf6 47. Rb6+ Kf7 48. Rd6 Rc2 49. g3 Rb2 50. Rd7+ Kf6 51. Rd3 Kf7 52. e4 fxe4+ 53. Kxe4 Kf6 54. Rd6+ Kf7 55. f5 Rb4+ 56. Ke5 gxf5 57. Rf6+ Kg7 58. Rxf5 Kg6 59. Rf6+ Kg7 60. Rf4 Rb3 61. Ke4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2816) – Giri, Anish (2782) [C70]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (3.2), 2018-06-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nge7 5. O-O g6 6. c3 Bg7 7. d4 exd4 8. cxd4 b5 9. Bc2 d5 10. exd5 Nb4 11. Bb3 Nbxd5 12. Nc3 O-O 13. Re1 h6 14. h3 Nxc3 15. bxc3 Bb7 16. Ne5 Bd5 17. Qg4 Bxb3 18. axb3 Nd5 19. Qf3 Nf6 20. Nc6 Qd7 21. Bf4 Kh7 22. c4 bxc4 23. bxc4 Rfe8 24. Be5 Ng8 25. d5 Qf5 26. Qxf5 gxf5 27. Bxc7 Bxa1 28. Rxa1 Nf6 29. d6 Re4 30. Rc1 Ne8 31. Bb8 Nf6 32. c5 a5 33. Bc7 a4 34. Na5 Nd5 35. Nc4 Rxc4 36. Rxc4 a3 37. Rc1 Nxc7 38. dxc7 Rc8 39. Ra1 Rxc7 40. Rxa3 Rxc5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) [B00]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (3.3), 2018-06-15
1. e4 d6 2. d4 g6 3. Bc4 Bg7 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Qe2 O-O 6. O-O Bg4 7. Rd1 Nc6 8. h3 Bxf3 9. Qxf3 e5 10. c3 Re8 11. d5 Ne7 12. Bd3 Rf8 13. c4 Nd7 14. Nc3 f5 15. Rb1 fxe4 16. Qxe4 Nf5 17. Qe1 e4 18. Nxe4 h6 19. b3 Re8 20. Bb2 Ne5 21. f3 a5 22. a4 Qe7 23. Bc2 Qf7 24. Qf2 b6 25. Bc3 Re7 26. Re1 Rae8 27. Re2 Nd7 28. Rbe1 Rxe4 29. Rxe4 Rxe4 30. fxe4 Bxc3 31. exf5 Bxe1 32. Qxe1 gxf5 33. Qg3+ Kf8 34. Qf4 Kg7 35. Bxf5 Nc5 36. Qg3+ Kf8 37. Bc2 Qe7 38. Qf4+ Kg7 39. Kf2 Qe8 40. Qg4+ Kf8 41. Qf5+ Qf7 42. Qxf7+ Kxf7 43. Ke3 Nd7 44. Kf4 Kf6 45. g4 Nc5 46. h4 Nd7 47. g5+ Kg7 48. Kf5 Nc5 49. gxh6+ Kxh6 50. Kf6 Kh5 51. Ke7 Kxh4 52. Kd8 Na6  1 – 0 (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) – Grischuk, Alexander (2766) [E61]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (3.4), 2018-06-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. Nf3 O-O 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bd2 d6 7. Qc1 Kh7 8. h4 Nh5 9. e4 e5 10. d5 a5 11. Be2 Na6 12. g3 Nc5 13. Be3 Qe8 14. Bxc5 dxc5 15. Qe3 Qe7 16. O-O-O Ra6 17. Na4 b6 18. Nc3 Nf6 19. Nh2 Ne8 20. h5 g5 21. a4 Nd6 22. g4 Ra8 23. Nf1 Qf6 24. b3 Qf4 25. f3 Bd7 26. Kc2 Qxe3 27. Nxe3 Bf6 28. Bd3 Rfe8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2782) – Aronian, Levon (2764) [C50]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (3.5), 2018-06-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Nd5 Nxd5 7. Bxd5 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. b4 Ba7 10. a4 h6 11. Be3 Ne7 12. Bb3 Ng6 13. O-O Kh8 14. Bxa7 Rxa7 15. d4 Qf6 16. Qd3 Bg4 17. Bd1 Be6 18. g3 Bh3 19. Re1 Raa8 20. Nd2 Rae8 21. Bf3 Qg5 22. Qe3 Qd8 23. Bh5 Qc8 24. Qf3 Be6 25. Nf1 Ne7 26. Ne3 Ng8 27. Qd1 Nf6 28. Bf3 Bh3 29. Qd3 Nh7 30. Bh1 Ng5 31. a5 f5 32. exf5 Bxf5 33. Nxf5 Rxf5 34. Bg2 e4 35. Qe3 Nf3+ 36. Bxf3 Rxf3 37. Qd2 d5 38. Re3 Ref8 39. Rxf3 Rxf3 40. Re1 Rd3 41. Qc2 Qf5 42. Re3 Rxe3 43. fxe3 Kg8 44. c4 Qf3 45. Qc3 c6 46. cxd5 cxd5 47. Qb3 Kh7 48. Qxd5 Qxe3+ 49. Kg2 Qf3+ 50. Kg1 Qd1+ 51. Kg2 Qc2+ 52. Kh3 e3 53. Qe5 Qf2 54. Qe4+ Kh8 55. Qe8+ Kh7 56. Qe4+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) – Aronian, Levon (2764) [A45]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (4.1), 2018-06-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 e6 4. Nd2 Bd6 5. Ngf3 Bxf4 6. exf4 Nbd7 7. Bd3 c5 8. c3 Qb6 9. Rb1 Qd6 10. g3 b6 11. O-O Bb7 12. Re1 O-O 13. b4 cxb4 14. cxb4 Rac8 15. Qa4 Rc3 16. Rb3 Rxb3 17. Qxb3 Rc8 18. Ne5 Ne4 19. Nxe4 dxe4 20. Bxe4 Bxe4 21. Rxe4 Rc1+ 22. Kg2 Nf6 23. Qb2 Rd1 24. Qc2 Nxe4 25. Qxd1 f6 26. Nf3 h6 27. Qa4 Kh7 28. Qb3 Qc6 29. b5 Qd5 30. Qc2 f5 31. a4 Nd6 32. Qc6 Ne4 33. Qxd5 exd5 34. Ne5 Nc3 35. Nc6 Nxa4 36. Nxa7 Kg6 37. Kf3 Kf6 38. Ke3 Ke6 39. Kd3 Nb2+ 40. Kc2 Nc4 41. Kc3 Nd6 42. f3 Nc4 43. Nc6 Na3 44. Kb4 Nc2+ 45. Kb3 Ne3 46. Kc3 g5 47. fxg5 hxg5 48. Kd3 Nc4 49. h4 f4 50. hxg5 fxg3 51. Ke2 Kf5 52. f4 Nd2 53. Ne7+ Kxf4 54. g6 g2 55. Kf2 Ne4+ 56. Kxg2 Nf6 57. Nc8 Kg5 58. g7 Kg6 59. Nxb6 Kxg7 60. Na4 Kf7 61. b6 Nd7 62. b7 Nb8 63. Kf3 Ke6 64. Kf4 Kd6 65. Nc5 Kc7 66. Ke5 Kc6 67. Ke6 Kc7 68. Kxd5 Nc6 69. Ke4 Kb6 70. d5 Nb8 71. Kd4 Kc7 72. Kc4 Kd6 73. Kd4 Kc7 74. Ke5 Kb6 75. Kd6  1 – 0 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2759) – Karjakin, Sergey (2782) [C50]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (4.2), 2018-06-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 a6 7. a4 h6 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. Re1 a5 10. Nf1 Be6 11. Qb3 Qd7 12. Be3 Bxe3 13. Nxe3 b6 14. Nd5 Bxd5 15. exd5 Ne7 16. d4 e4 17. Nd2 Qf5 18. Nxe4 Nxe4 19. Qc2 Nf6 20. Bd3 Qd7 21. Bb5 Qd8 22. c4 Rc8 23. Qe2 c6  0 – 1 (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2766) – So, Wesley (2778) [A06]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (4.3), 2018-06-15
1. Nf3 d5 2. b3 Bf5 3. Bb2 e6 4. d3 h6 5. Nbd2 Nf6 6. g3 c5 7. Bg2 Nc6 8. O-O Be7 9. e4 Bh7 10. Ne5 Nxe5 11. Bxe5 O-O 12. Qe2 Re8 13. Rad1 Nd7 14. Bb2 Bf6 15. e5 Be7 16. c4 Nb6 17. d4 Rc8 18. dxc5 Bxc5 19. Ne4 Be7 20. Qg4 Bf5 21. Qf4 Bg5 22. Nxg5 Qxg5 23. Qxg5 hxg5 24. cxd5 Nxd5 25. Bxd5 exd5 26. Rc1 g4 27. Rfd1 Be4 28. Kf1 Kh7 29. Rxc8 Rxc8 30. Rc1 Rxc1+ 31. Bxc1 d4 32. Bb2 d3 33. Ke1 Kg6 34. Kd2 a6 35. Ke3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri, Anish (2782) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) [C87]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (4.4), 2018-06-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 d6 7. c3 Bg4 8. h3 Bh5 9. Bxc6+ bxc6 10. d4 Nd7 11. Be3 Rb8 12. b3 O-O 13. Nbd2 Re8 14. Rc1 Bf6 15. Qc2 h6 16. Qd3 Qc8 17. dxe5 Nxe5 18. Nxe5 Bxe5 19. Bd4 Bf4 20. Be3 Bxe3 21. Rxe3 Bg6 22. c4 a5 23. Qc3 a4 24. bxa4 Qa6 25. a5 Ra8 26. c5 Qxa5 27. Qxa5 Rxa5 28. cxd6 Rxa2 29. Nc4 cxd6 30. Nxd6 Rb8 31. f4 Bh5 32. g4 Bg6 33. f5 Bh7 34. Nc4 Re8 35. e5 g6 36. Nd6 Re7 37. Rxc6 Ra8 38. f6 Rd7 39. Rec3 Rdd8 40. Rc7 Rf8 41. e6 g5 42. Nxf7 Bg6 43. Nxh6+ Kh8 44. f7 Rfb8 45. e7  1 – 0 (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) – Caruana, Fabiano (2816) [B40]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (4.5), 2018-06-15
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. c3 Nf6 4. e5 Nd5 5. d4 cxd4 6. cxd4 d6 7. Bc4 Nc6 8. O-O Be7 9. Qe2 O-O 10. a3 Bd7 11. exd6 Bxd6 12. Nc3 Nce7 13. Ne4 Bc6 14. Ne5 Rc8 15. Rd1 Bb8 16. Ng5 Be8 17. Bd3 Nf6 18. Ngf3 Ned5 19. Bd2 a6 20. Rac1 Rxc1 21. Rxc1 Qb6 22. Nc4 Qd8 23. Nce5 Qb6 24. Nc4 Qd8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [A45]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (5.1), 2018-06-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 d5 3. Bxf6 gxf6 4. e3 c5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. c4 cxd4 7. exd4 e5 8. Nc3 Bb4 9. cxd5 Qxd5 10. dxe5 Qxd1+ 11. Rxd1 Nxe5 12. Nxe5 fxe5 13. Bc4 Ke7 14. O-O Bxc3 15. bxc3 Be6 16. Bxe6 Kxe6 17. f4 Rhd8 18. Rde1 f6 19. fxe5 fxe5 20. Rf3 Rd2 21. Rfe3 Rxa2 22. Rxe5+ Kd6 23. Re6+ Kc5 24. Re7 Rg8 25. g3 h5 26. R1e5+ Kd6 27. R5e6+ Kd5 28. Re4 Rg5 29. c4+ Kc6 30. R4e6+ Kc5 31. Rxb7 Kxc4 32. Re4+ Kc5 33. Rc7+ Kd6 34. Ree7 Rb5 35. Rcd7+ Kc6 36. Rc7+ Kd6 37. Rcd7+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2816) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) [E06]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (5.2), 2018-06-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. Qb3 c5 7. cxd5 Qxd5 8. Nc3 Qxb3 9. axb3 Nc6 10. dxc5 Bxc5 11. O-O e5 12. Bg5 Be6 13. Nd2 Rfd8 14. Nc4 h6 15. Bxf6 gxf6 16. e3 Rab8 17. Rfd1 Rxd1+ 18. Rxd1 b5 19. Nxb5 Rxb5 20. Bxc6 Rxb3 21. Bd5 Bg4 22. Rc1 Rd3 23. Nxe5 fxe5 24. Rxc5 Bh3 25. f4 Rd1+ 26. Kf2 Rd2+ 27. Ke1 Rxh2 28. b3 exf4 29. exf4 Be6 30. Bxe6 fxe6 31. Rc7 Rg2 32. Rxa7 Rxg3 33. Re7 Rxb3 34. Rxe6 Rf3 35. Rxh6 Rxf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

So, Wesley (2778) – Giri, Anish (2782) [A06]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (5.3), 2018-06-15
1. Nf3 d5 2. b3 Nf6 3. Bb2 g6 4. c4 dxc4 5. bxc4 Bg7 6. g3 O-O 7. Bg2 c5 8. O-O Nc6 9. Ne5 Na5 10. Qc2 Nd7 11. Nxd7 Bxd7 12. Bxg7 Kxg7 13. Bxb7 Nxb7 14. Qb2+ Kg8 15. Qxb7 Bh3 16. Rd1 Be6 17. Qe4 Rb8 18. Nc3 Qd4 19. Qxd4 cxd4 20. Nd5 Bxd5 21. cxd5 d3 22. e4 f5 23. f3 fxe4 24. fxe4 Rb4 25. Re1 Rb2 26. Rad1 Rxa2 27. Re3 Ra3 28. Rc1 g5 29. g4 a5 30. Rc7 Rf7 31. e5 Ra4 32. h3 Rd4 33. e6 Rf8 34. Re5 Rd8 35. Rxg5+ Kf8 36. Rf5+ Kg8 37. Rxe7 R4xd5 38. Rff7  1 – 0 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2782) – Grischuk, Alexander (2766) [B50]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (5.4), 2018-06-15
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. h3 a6 5. g4 e6 6. Bg2 Be7 7. d4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Nfd7 9. g5 b5 10. e5 d5 11. f4 b4 12. Nce2 a5 13. Be3 Ba6 14. h4 Bc5 15. h5 Qb6 16. g6 hxg6 17. hxg6 Rxh1+ 18. Bxh1 fxg6 19. c4 Bxc4 20. Qc2 Nf8 21. Rc1 Nbd7 22. Qd2 Rc8 23. Ng1 g5 24. Ngf3 gxf4 25. Bxf4 Ng6 26. Bg3 Ne7 27. Bg2 Rc7 28. Bh3 Nf8 29. Bf2 Ba6 30. Rd1 b3 31. a3 Neg6 32. Be3 Rf7 33. Bg4 Bc4 34. Bh5 Kd7 35. Qg2 Kc8 36. Bxg6 Nxg6 37. Qxg6 Rxf3 38. Qe8+ Kb7 39. Qd7+ Ka6 40. Qc8+ Qb7 41. Qxe6+ Ka7 42. Nc6+ Qxc6 43. Qxc6 Bxe3 44. Qc7+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2764) – Anand, Viswanathan (2759) [C50]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (5.5), 2018-06-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. O-O d6 6. c3 a6 7. Nbd2 O-O 8. Bb3 Re8 9. Re1 Be6 10. Bc2 Ng4 11. Re2 Bxf2+ 12. Rxf2 Ne3 13. Qe2 Nxc2 14. Rb1 Bxa2 15. b3 Bxb1 16. Nxb1 N2d4 17. cxd4 Nxd4 18. Nxd4 exd4 19. Nd2 c5 20. Qg4 Qc8 21. Qg3 d5 22. Nf3 dxe4 23. Bh6 g6 24. Ng5 f5 25. dxe4 c4 26. Rxf5 gxf5 27. Nxh7+ Kf7 28. Qg7+ Ke6 29. Qf6+ Kd7 30. Qxd4+ Kc7 31. Bf4+ Kc6 32. Qxc4+  1 – 0 (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2766) – Aronian, Levon (2764) [A45]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (6.1), 2018-06-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 g6 3. e3 Bg7 4. Nf3 O-O 5. Be2 c5 6. O-O b6 7. d5 d6 8. Nc3 Na6 9. e4 Nc7 10. a4 Re8 11. Re1 Nh5 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bh4 g5 14. Nd2 Nf4 15. Bg3 e5 16. Bg4 Bxg4 17. Qxg4 h5 18. Qf5 Nce6 19. Bxf4 Nxf4 20. Nc4 Re6 21. Kf1 Bh6 22. dxe6 fxe6 23. Qxf4 gxf4 24. Rad1 Qh4 25. Rxd6 f3 26. gxf3 Rf8 27. Ke2 Qxh2 28. Rxe6 Qh3 29. Rg6+ Kh7 30. Rg3 Qh2 31. Reg1 h4 32. Rg4 Bf4 33. R1g2 Qh1 34. Nd5 Bg3 35. Nce3 Rg8 36. Nf6+  1 – 0 (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) – Anand, Viswanathan (2759) [A45]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (6.2), 2018-06-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 e6 4. Nd2 Bd6 5. Ngf3 Bxf4 6. exf4 Qd6 7. g3 b6 8. c3 O-O 9. Bd3 Ba6 10. Bxa6 Nxa6 11. Qe2 Nb8 12. a4 c5 13. O-O Nc6 14. Nb3 Rab8 15. Rfd1 Ne4 16. Qc2 Rfc8 17. dxc5 bxc5 18. Nc1 Qc7 19. b3 Qa5 20. Ne2 Qb6 21. Rab1 c4 22. Ned4 Nxd4 23. Nxd4 cxb3 24. Rxb3 Qc5 25. Rxb8 Rxb8 26. c4 Rb4 27. cxd5 Rxd4 28. Rb1 g6 29. Rb8+ Kg7 30. Qb2 Qxd5 31. Rb4 e5 32. Rb5 Rd2 33. Qb4 Nc5  0 – 1 (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) – So, Wesley (2778) [D73]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (6.3), 2018-06-15
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 Nf6 5. c4 dxc4 6. Na3 c5 7. O-O O-O 8. dxc5 c3 9. Nb5 Na6 10. Nxc3 Nxc5 11. Bf4 Nfe4 12. Nxe4 Nxe4 13. Be5 Bxe5 14. Nxe5 Nd6 15. Qd4 Be6 16. Rfc1 Qa5 17. Nd3 Rad8 18. Nf4 Nf5 19. Qc3 Qxc3 20. Rxc3 Rd2 21. Bxb7 Rxb2 22. Nxe6 fxe6 23. Ba6 Nd4 24. Kf1 Rfb8 25. Bd3 Kf7 26. Rc4 R8b4 27. Rac1 Nf5 28. a3 Rxc4 29. Rxc4 Nd6 30. Ra4 Rb7 31. f4 Kf6 32. Ra5 Nf7 33. Ra6 Nd6 34. Kf2 e5 35. Ke3 Rc7 36. fxe5+ Kxe5 37. Ra5+ Ke6 38. Kd4 Kf6 39. e4 Nf7 40. e5+ Kg7 41. h4 Nd8 42. Be4 Ne6+ 43. Kd3 Nc5+ 44. Ke3 Nxe4 45. Kxe4 Kf7 46. Ra6 Rc3 47. Kf4 Rc4+ 48. Kf3 Rc3+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri, Anish (2782) – Karjakin, Sergey (2782) [C67]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (6.4), 2018-06-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. d4 Bf6 10. Re1 Re8 11. Rxe8+ Nxe8 12. d5 d6 13. Nd2 Bg5 14. c4 Nf6 15. h3 Bf5 16. Nf3 Bxc1 17. Rxc1 Qd7 18. Nd4 h6 19. Qb3 c5 20. dxc6 bxc6 21. Nxf5 Qxf5 22. Qb7 Qc8 23. Qxc8+ Rxc8 24. b4 a5 25. bxa5 Ra8 26. c5 Rxa5 27. cxd6 Rxa2 28. Rxc6 Rd2 29. Bb5 g5 30. Ra6 Rd5 31. Ba4 Kg7 32. f3 Rd2 33. Bb5 Nd5 34. Ra8 Nb6 35. Rd8 Rd5 36. Bc6 Rc5 37. Be4 Rc1+ 38. Kf2 Rd1 39. g4 Kf6 40. Bf5 h5 41. d7 hxg4 42. fxg4 Rd6 43. Ke2 Rd5 44. Kf2 Rd2+ 45. Kg3 Rd6 46. h4 gxh4+ 47. Kxh4 Rd5 48. Kg3 Rd6 49. Kf4 Rd4+ 50. Ke3 Rd6 51. Ke4 Rd2 52. g5+ Kg7 53. Ke3 Rd5 54. Kf4 Rd4+ 55. Kf3 Rd5 56. Kg4 Rd4+ 57. Kg3 Rd5 58. Kf4 Rd4+ 59. Ke3 Rd5 60. Ke4 Rd2 61. Bg4 Rd6 62. Bh3 Rd2 63. Bf5 Rd6 64. Kf4 Rd4+ 65. Kg3 Rd5 66. Kg4 Rd4+ 67. Kf3 Rd5 68. Ke4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2816) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) [B29]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (6.5), 2018-06-15
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. exd5 Nxd5 5. Bb5+ Bd7 6. Ne5 Bxb5 7. Qf3 f6 8. Nxb5 Na6 9. Qh5+ g6 10. Nxg6 hxg6 11. Qxh8 Qd7 12. Nc3 Nab4 13. O-O Nxc2 14. Rb1 O-O-O 15. Qh4 Nd4 16. Qe4 e6 17. d3 f5 18. Qe1 Bd6 19. Bg5 Rh8 20. f4 Nb4 21. Rd1 a6 22. h3 Kb8 23. Qf2 Rh5 24. Bf6 Nbc6 25. Rfe1 Qf7 26. Bxd4 cxd4 27. Ne2 e5 28. Rc1 Qd5 29. Qg3 e4 30. Qxg6 Rh8 31. Ng3 Bxf4 32. dxe4 Qe5 33. exf5 Be3+ 34. Kh1 Ne7 35. Qe6 Qxg3 36. f6 Nd5 37. f7 Nf4 38. Qd6+ Ka7 39. Qc5+ Ka8 40. f8=Q+ Rxf8 41. Qxf8+ Ka7 42. Qc5+ Ka8 43. Qc8+ Ka7 44. Qg4 Qf2 45. Rcd1 Nd3 46. Qe2 Nxe1 47. Rxe1 Qg3 48. Rf1 Bf4 49. Rxf4 Qxf4 50. Kg1 Qc1+ 51. Kf2 Qf4+ 52. Qf3 Qd2+ 53. Qe2 Qf4+ 54. Qf3 Qd2+  ½ – ½ (view game)

So, Wesley (2778) – Caruana, Fabiano (2816) [D78]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (7.1), 2018-06-15
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 Nf6 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 c6 7. b3 dxc4 8. bxc4 c5 9. Bb2 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Qb6 11. Qc1 Bd7 12. Nd2 Nc6 13. N2b3 Rac8 14. Rd1 Rfd8 15. Rb1 Qc7 16. Bc3 b6 17. Nb5 Qb8 18. Qa3 a5 19. Qb2 a4 20. Nd2 Bf5 21. Rbc1 Na5 22. Be5 Ne8 23. Bxg7 Nxg7 24. Qb4 Qe5 25. e3 Bg4 26. Re1 Nc6 27. Bxc6 Rxc6 28. Nd4 Rcc8 29. Qxb6 Ne6 30. Nxe6 Rxd2 31. Nd4 Qe4 32. Qb1 Qxb1 33. Rxb1 Rxc4 34. Rb8+ Kg7 35. Re8 Kf6 36. Kg2 e5 37. Nf3 Bxf3+ 38. Kxf3 Rcc2 39. Rf1 Rxa2 40. g4 Rab2 41. Ra8 Ra2 42. h4 a3 43. g5+ Kg7 44. Kg3 Rd5 45. Rc1 Rd7 46. Rc3 h6 47. Raxa3 Rxa3 48. Rxa3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) [E06]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (7.2), 2018-06-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 b5 8. a4 b4 9. Qxc4 Ba6 10. Qc2 Nbd7 11. Ne5 Nxe5 12. dxe5 Nd5 13. Rd1 Qc8 14. Be4 h6 15. Bh7+ Kh8 16. Bd3 c5 17. Nd2 b3 18. Qxb3 Rb8 19. Bxa6 Qxa6 20. Qd3 Qc6 21. Nc4 Nb4 22. Qf3 Qa6 23. Qe4 Nc6 24. Be3 Nd4 25. Bxd4 Qxc4 26. Qc6 Qd5 27. Qxd5 exd5 28. Be3 d4 29. Bc1 Rfd8 30. f4 c4 31. Kg2 a5 32. Kf3 f5 33. exf6 Bxf6 34. e4 Rb3+ 35. Kg4 d3 36. e5 Be7 37. Bd2 Bb4 38. Bxb4 axb4 39. e6 Rxb2 40. a5 Re2 41. f5 c3 42. a6 c2 43. Rxd3 Rxd3 44. a7 Rd8  0 – 1 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2782) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [A33]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (7.3), 2018-06-15
1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. e4 Bb4 7. Nxc6 bxc6 8. Bd3 e5 9. O-O O-O 10. Qe2 Bc5 11. Na4 Bd4 12. Be3 Bxe3 13. Qxe3 d6 14. c5 d5 15. exd5 Nxd5 16. Qxe5 Re8 17. Qd6 Qg5 18. Rfe1 Be6 19. Bf1 Rac8 20. Re4 Red8 21. Qg3 Qd2 22. Rae1 Nf6 23. R4e2 Qb4 24. b3 Rd7 25. Qc3 Qf4 26. h3 Rcd8 27. Nb2 Nd5 28. Qe5 Qxe5 29. Rxe5 Kf8 30. Nc4 Nc3 31. Nd6 g6 32. a3 a5 33. R5e3 Nd5 34. Rf3 Nc7 35. Bc4 Bxc4 36. Nxc4 Nb5 37. Nxa5 Nd4 38. Rc3 h5 39. b4 h4 40. Kf1 Nb5 41. Rce3 Na7 42. Re4 g5 43. Re5 Rd5 44. Rxd5 Rxd5 45. a4 Rd4 46. Rb1 Rd5 47. Ke2 Ke7 48. Rd1 Re5+ 49. Kd3 Kd7 50. Nc4 Re6 51. Kc3+ Kc7 52. Ne3 Re5 53. Kc4 f5 54. Rd2 f4 55. Nc2 g4 56. f3 gxh3 57. gxh3 Nc8 58. Nd4 Ne7 59. Re2  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2764) – Giri, Anish (2782) [C42]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (7.4), 2018-06-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Bd3 Nf6 6. O-O Be7 7. c3 O-O 8. Bc2 Bg4 9. d4 Re8 10. Re1 Nbd7 11. Nbd2 d5 12. Nf1 Bd6 13. Rxe8+ Qxe8 14. Ne3 Bh5 15. Bd2 c6 16. Nf5 Bc7 17. Ng3 Bg6 18. Bxg6 hxg6 19. Qb3 Nb6 20. Re1 Qd7 21. Ne5 Bxe5 22. dxe5 Ne8 23. Qd1 Nc7 24. b3 c5 25. h4 c4 26. h5 d4 27. Qf3 dxc3 28. Bxc3 Qd3 29. Re3 Qb1+ 30. Kh2 Ncd5 31. e6 fxe6 32. Re4 Qd3 33. Qg4 Nxc3 34. Rd4 gxh5 35. Qxe6+ Kh8 36. Rxd3 cxd3 37. Qg6 d2 38. Nf5  1 – 0 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2759) – Grischuk, Alexander (2766) [B52]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (7.5), 2018-06-15
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Bxd7+ Qxd7 5. O-O Nf6 6. Qe2 Nc6 7. b3 g6 8. Bb2 Bg7 9. c4 Nh5 10. Bxg7 Nxg7 11. Nc3 O-O 12. Qe3 e5 13. d3 f5 14. Nd5 f4 15. Qd2 Ne6 16. b4 g5 17. bxc5 dxc5 18. h3 h5 19. Nh2 Qg7 20. f3 Rf7 21. Rfb1 Ned4 22. Rb2 Rd8 23. Rab1 b6 24. Qd1 Rd6 25. a3 Kh7 26. Ra2 Rg6 27. Rab2 Qf8 28. Ra2 Qd6 29. Rab2 Rfg7 30. a4 Qd8 31. Ra1 Rh6 32. Rab1 Na5 33. Qe1 Qd7 34. Qd1 Kh8 35. Rf2 Nac6 36. Rbb2 Qe6 37. Rb1 Kh7 38. Rbb2 Rhg6 39. Rb1 Qd6 40. Rbb2 Qd8 41. Rb1 Qf8 42. Rbb2 Qd6 43. Rb1 Qd8 44. Rbb2 Rb7 45. Rb1 a5 46. Rfb2 Nb4 47. Rf2 Rbg7 48. Rbb2 Qd6 49. Rb1 Kg8 50. Rbb2 Kf8 51. Rb1 Ke8 52. Rc1 Kd8 53. Rb1 Kc8 54. Rbb2 Kb7 55. Rb1 Ka7 56. Rbb2 Qe6 57. Rb1 g4 58. fxg4 hxg4 59. Nxg4 Rxg4 60. hxg4 Rxg4 61. Nc7 Qg6 62. Nb5+ Nxb5 63. cxb5 Rg3 64. Rbb2 Nxd3 65. Rbd2 Qxe4 66. Rf3 c4 67. Rxg3 fxg3 68. Qe2 Qd4+ 69. Kf1 Qf4+ 70. Qf3 Qxd2 71. Qf8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) – So, Wesley (2778) [D02]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (8.1), 2018-06-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Nbd2 Bf5 4. c4 c6 5. Qb3 Qb6 6. Nh4 Be4 7. e3 e6 8. Be2 Be7 9. Nxe4 dxe4 10. g3 c5 11. Bd2 cxd4 12. exd4 Nc6 13. Bc3 O-O-O 14. O-O-O Bb4 15. Ng2 Bxc3 16. bxc3 e5 17. d5 Nb8 18. Ne3 Nbd7 19. Kc2 Nc5 20. Qa3 Nfd7 21. Rb1 Qa6 22. Qxa6 Nxa6 23. Nf5 Nac5 24. Nd6+ Kc7 25. Nxf7 Rhf8 26. Nxd8 Kxd8 27. Rhf1 Rf6 28. f4 exf3 29. Rxf3 Ra6 30. Kb2 Nf6 31. Bd1 e4 32. Rf5 g6 33. Rf1 Ke7 34. Bc2 Ng4 35. Rbe1 Ne5 36. Bxe4 Nxc4+ 37. Kc1 Ne5 38. Bxg6 Rxa2 39. Bc2 Kd6 40. Kb1 Ra3 41. Rf6+ Kxd5 42. Rf5 Nd7 43. Kb2 Ra5 44. Rh5 Kd6 45. Rd1+ Kc6 46. Be4+ Kb6 47. Rh6+ Kc7 48. Rxh7 Kb6 49. Rhxd7  1 – 0 (view game)

Giri, Anish (2782) – Anand, Viswanathan (2759) [C67]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (8.2), 2018-06-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. d4 Bf6 10. Re1 Re8 11. Rxe8+ Nxe8 12. d5 d6 13. Nd2 Bf5 14. Nc4 c6 15. c3 Rc8 16. Bf4 cxd5 17. Ne3 Be6 18. Nxd5 Be5 19. Be3 Nf6 20. Nxf6+ Bxf6 21. a4 b6 22. Ba6 Rb8 23. Qd3 Qc7 24. Re1 Be5 25. g3 g6 26. Bh6 Bg7 27. Bxg7 Kxg7 28. h4 Qc5 29. b4 Qc6 30. Bb5 Qc7 31. Qd4+ Kg8 32. h5 gxh5 33. Qf6 Qd8 34. Qh6 Qf8 35. Qxh5 Qg7 36. Qf3 Rc8 37. Re3 d5 38. Ba6 Rd8 39. Qf4 h6 40. Qc7 Qg5 41. Bf1 d4 42. cxd4 Rxd4 43. Qb8+ Qd8 44. Qxd8+ Rxd8 45. Rd3 Rxd3 46. Bxd3 a5 47. bxa5 bxa5 48. f4 Kf8 49. Kf2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) – Aronian, Levon (2764) [A05]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (8.3), 2018-06-15
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Bf5 4. O-O e6 5. c4 c6 6. cxd5 cxd5 7. Qb3 Qb6 8. Qxb6 axb6 9. d3 Nc6 10. Nc3 Bc5 11. Nh4 Bg6 12. Nxg6 hxg6 13. a3 Kd7 14. Bd2 Nd4 15. Rad1 Nb3 16. Bf4 Bd4 17. Nb5 Rhc8 18. Nxd4 Nxd4 19. Rfe1 Nc2 20. Rf1 Nd4 21. Rfe1 Rc2 22. Kf1 Nb3 23. e4 d4 24. Bf3 Rxb2 25. Rb1 Rxb1 26. Rxb1 Rxa3 27. Bd1 Nc5 28. Rxb6 Rxd3 29. Be2 Rb3 30. Rd6+ Ke8 31. Rxd4 Nfxe4 32. Be3 b6 33. Kg2 Rb2 34. Bf3 f5 35. h4 Ke7 36. Rc4 Nd2 37. Bxc5+ bxc5 38. Rxc5 Kf6 39. Bc6 Rb4 40. Rc2 Nc4 41. Bf3 g5 42. hxg5+ Kxg5 43. Be2 Nb6 44. Rc7 Kf6 45. Rb7 Nd5 46. Rxb4 Nxb4 47. f4 e5 48. fxe5+ Kxe5 49. Kf3 g5 50. Bc4 Nd5 51. Bd3 Nf6 52. Bc2 Ne8 53. Bd3 Nd6 54. Bc2 Kd4 55. Bxf5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2816) – Karjakin, Sergey (2782) [E46]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (8.4), 2018-06-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Ne2 d5 6. a3 Be7 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Nf4 c6 9. Bd3 Na6 10. O-O Nc7 11. f3 Re8 12. Bd2 Bf8 13. Qe1 g6 14. g4 c5 15. Qf2 b6 16. h4 Bd6 17. Nce2 a5 18. g5 Nd7 19. Bc3 Ba6 20. Bxa6 Rxa6 21. Rad1 Nf8 22. e4 cxd4 23. Bxd4 Nfe6 24. Nxe6 Nxe6 25. Bf6 Qa8 26. Kh1 Bc5 27. Qg2 dxe4 28. fxe4 Ra7 29. Nc3 Ng7 30. Nd5 Nh5 31. e5 Rd7 32. Kh2 Qb8 33. Rfe1 Bf8 34. Qg4 Re6 35. Qf3 b5 36. Kg2 b4 37. axb4 axb4 38. Re4 b3 39. Red4 Qa7 40. R1d2 h6 41. Qxb3 hxg5 42. hxg5 Bg7 43. Qf3 Bxf6 44. exf6 Re5 45. Ne7+ Rdxe7 46. fxe7 Qxe7 47. Rd8+ Kh7 48. R8d7 Qxg5+ 49. Kh2 Qh4+ 50. Qh3 Qf4+ 51. Kg2 Rg5+ 52. Kh1 Kg7 53. Qc3+ Nf6 54. R7d3  0 – 1 (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) – Grischuk, Alexander (2766) [B23]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (8.5), 2018-06-15
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Qxd4 Nc6 5. Qd2 g6 6. b3 Bh6 7. f4 f5 8. Bb2 Nf6 9. Bd3 Qa5 10. exf5 Bxf5 11. Nge2 Bxd3 12. Qxd3 Nb4 13. Qd2 Rc8 14. a3 Nc6 15. O-O-O O-O 16. Kb1 Bg7 17. h3 b5 18. Rhe1 b4 19. axb4 Nxb4 20. Nd4 Nfd5 21. Na4 e5 22. fxe5 dxe5 23. c3 exd4 24. cxb4 Nxb4 25. Qe2 Nc2 26. Qe6+ Kh8 27. Rf1 Rfe8 28. Qd7 Rcd8 29. Qb7 Rb8 30. Qd7 Red8 31. Qe7 Ne3 32. Rf7 Nf5 33. Qxa7 Qd5 34. Rxg7 Nxg7 35. Rxd4 Qg8 36. Rxd8 Rxd8 37. Nc5 Re8 38. Qd7 Re1+ 39. Kc2 Qf8 40. Bd4 h5 41. Ne6 Qf5+ 42. Kd2 Rd1+  1 – 0 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2782) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) [C55]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (9.1), 2018-06-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 h6 5. O-O d6 6. c3 g5 7. d4 g4 8. Nfd2 exd4 9. cxd4 Nxd4 10. Re1 Bg7 11. Nf1 Nc6 12. Nc3 Ne5 13. Bb3 O-O 14. Ng3 Re8 15. Bf4 Nh7 16. Qd2 Ng5 17. Kh1 Be6 18. Nd5 Ng6 19. Be3 c6 20. Nc3 Ne5 21. Rad1 Qe7 22. Qxd6 Qxd6 23. Rxd6 Rad8 24. Red1 Rxd6 25. Rxd6 b6 26. Nh5 c5 27. Nxg7 Kxg7 28. Kg1 Kf8 29. Bf4 Bxb3 30. axb3 Ng6 31. Be3 Nxe4 32. Bxh6+ Kg8 33. Rd1 Nd6 34. Nd5 Re6 35. Kf1 Nf5 36. Bd2 Nge7 37. Bc3 Kf8 38. Nf6 Nd4 39. Nxg4 Nec6 40. b4 Nb5 41. bxc5 Nxc3 42. bxc3 bxc5 43. Ne3 a5 44. Ra1 Re7 45. Ke2 Ra7 46. Ra4 Ke7 47. h4 Kd6 48. h5 Ne5 49. f4 Nd7 50. Nc4+ Ke6 51. g4 Nf6 52. Kf3 Rd7 53. Ne5 Rd1 54. Ke2 Rg1 55. Kf2 Rc1 56. Rxa5 Rxc3 57. Ra6+ Ke7 58. h6 Ne4+ 59. Ke2 Rh3 60. g5 f6 61. Nf3 c4 62. Ke3 Nd6 63. Kf2 Ne4+ 64. Ke2 c3 65. Rc6 Kf7 66. Rc4 c2 67. Rxc2 Ng3+ 68. Kf2 Nh5 69. Rc4 Kg6 70. f5+ Kxf5 71. Nh4+ Kxg5 72. h7  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2764) – Caruana, Fabiano (2816) [B43]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (9.2), 2018-06-15
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 e6 3. Nf3 a6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Qc7 6. g3 Nf6 7. Bg2 Bb4 8. O-O Bxc3 9. bxc3 d6 10. Ba3 O-O 11. e5 dxe5 12. Bxf8 Kxf8 13. Nb3 Bd7 14. Na5 Ra7 15. Nxb7 Ke7 16. Rb1 Bb5 17. Re1 Nbd7 18. Qc1 Nd5 19. Qa3+ Kf6 20. Bxd5 exd5 21. Rxb5  1 – 0 (view game)

So, Wesley (2778) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) [D56]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (9.3), 2018-06-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. e3 Ne4 8. Bxe7 Qxe7 9. Rc1 c6 10. Qc2 Nd7 11. Be2 Nxc3 12. Qxc3 dxc4 13. Qxc4 e5 14. O-O Re8 15. a3 exd4 16. Nxd4 Nf6 17. Rfd1 Ne4 18. Bf3 Ng5 19. Be2 Ne4 20. h3 c5 21. Nf3 b6 22. b4 Bb7 23. bxc5 Rac8 24. Qd4 Nxc5 25. Qb4 Qf6 26. Nd4 Qg6 27. Bf3 Bxf3 28. Nxf3 Rcd8 29. Qg4 Qxg4 30. hxg4 Rxd1+ 31. Rxd1 Re4 32. g5 Ra4 33. Rd8+ Kh7 34. Ne5 hxg5 35. Nxf7 Rxa3 36. Rd6 Kg8 37. Nxg5 Kf8 38. e4 Ke7 39. Rg6 b5 40. e5 b4 41. Rxg7+ Ke8 42. Rg8+ Kd7 43. Rb8 b3 44. Kh2 Ra6 45. Nf3 Rh6+ 46. Kg3 a5 47. Nd4 a4 48. Rb5 Nd3 49. e6+ Rxe6 50. Nxb3 Rg6+ 51. Kf3 axb3 52. Rxb3 Ne1+ 53. Ke4 Nxg2 54. Rg3 Re6+ 55. Kf5 Nh4+ 56. Kg4 Ng6 57. Rd3+ Kc6 58. f4 Re1 59. Kf5 Ne7+ 60. Kf6 Nd5+ 61. Kf5 Kd6 62. Ra3 Ne7+ 63. Kg4 Rg1+ 64. Kf3 Ke6 65. Ra6+ Kf7 66. Ra5 Rb1 67. Kg4 Rb6 68. Rh5 Ng8 69. Ra5 Nf6+ 70. Kf5 Rb7 71. Kg5 Kg7 72. Re5 Rf7 73. Ra5 Ne4+ 74. Kg4 Kg6 75. Ra6+ Nf6+ 76. Kf3 Rb7 77. Ra3 Rb5 78. Re3 Rb1 79. Re2 Rf1+ 80. Rf2 Ra1 81. Rg2+ Kf7 82. Rb2 Ra3+ 83. Kg2 Nd5 84. f5 Ne3+ 85. Kf2 Nd1+  0 – 1 (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2766) – Giri, Anish (2782) [C42]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (9.4), 2018-06-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Bd3 Nf6 6. O-O Be7 7. Re1 O-O 8. Bf1 Re8 9. d4 Nbd7 10. c4 Nf8 11. Nc3 Ng6 12. h3 c6 13. d5 cxd5 14. Nxd5 Nxd5 15. Qxd5 Bf6 16. Bg5 Be6 17. Bxf6 Qxf6 18. Qxb7 Nf4 19. Rad1 Rab8 20. Qc6 Rec8 21. Qxd6 Rxb2 22. Re4 Ng6 23. Qa3 h6 24. Red4 Rcb8 25. h4 Nf4 26. Qe3 Ng6 27. h5 Nf8 28. Qa3 Bf5 29. Rd8 Rxd8 30. Rxd8 Qxd8 31. Qxb2 Bg4 32. Qd4 Qxd4 33. Nxd4 Nd7 34. Be2 Bxe2 35. Nxe2 Kf8 36. f3 Ke7 37. Nc3 Ne5 38. c5 Kd7 39. Nb5 a6 40. Nd4 g6 41. hxg6 fxg6 42. Kf1 Nd3 43. c6+ Kc7 44. g3 Nb4 45. a3 Nxc6 46. Nb3 Kd6 47. Ke2 Kd5 48. Nd2 g5 49. f4 gxf4 50. gxf4 h5 51. Ke3 Ne7 52. Ne4 h4 53. Kf3 Nf5 54. Nf2 Kc4 55. Kg4 Nd4 56. Kxh4 Kb3 57. Ne4 Kxa3 58. Nc5 a5 59. Nb7 Kb4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2759) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [B23]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (9.5), 2018-06-15
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. f4 Nc6 6. Nf3 e6 7. O-O Nge7 8. d3 Rb8 9. Be3 Nd4 10. Bf2 Nec6 11. Nxd4 Nxd4 12. Qd2 O-O 13. Nd1 b6 14. c3 Nc6 15. d4 cxd4 16. cxd4 Bb7 17. Nc3 Rc8 18. Rac1 Re8 19. d5 exd5 20. Nxd5 Ne7 21. Rxc8 Bxc8 22. Nc3 Be6 23. Rd1 Bg4 24. Rc1 Qd7 25. Bd4 Bxd4+ 26. Qxd4 Rc8 27. Rc2 Nc6 28. Qf6 Be6 29. Rd2 Qd8 30. e5 Qxf6 31. exf6 Na5 32. Bd5 Bxd5 33. Nxd5 Kf8 34. b3 Nb7 35. Re2 Re8 36. Rc2 Nc5 37. b4 Ne6 38. Rc3 Rd8 39. Ra3 Rd7 40. Kf2 Ke8 41. Ke3 Kd8 42. Ke4 Kc8 43. g4 Kb7 44. Rh3 Nf8 45. f5 Rd8 46. Rc3 gxf5+ 47. Kxf5 Ne6 48. Rh3 Rg8 49. Rh5 Rg6 50. g5 Kc6 51. Ne7+ Kd7 52. h4 Nf8 53. Kg4 Ke6 54. Nxg6 fxg6 55. Rh6 d5 56. h5 d4 57. hxg6 hxg6 58. Kf3 Kf7 59. Ke4 a5 60. bxa5 bxa5 61. Rh3 Ne6 62. Rg3 a4 63. Ke5  1 – 0 (view game)

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YourNextMove GCT Rapid 2018 Round 9

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 So, Wesley USA 2778 14
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2764 11
3 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 11
4 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2769 10
5 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2782 10
6 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2808 9
7 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2766 8
8 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2816 7
9 Giri, Anish NED 2782 5
10 Anand, Viswanatan IND 2759 5

Nakamura,Hi (2769) – So,W (2778) [A45]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (7), 2018-06-14
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 c5 4. dxc5 e6 5. b4 a5 6. c3 Bd7 7. Qb3 axb4 8. cxb4 b6 9. Bd6 Ne4 10. Qb2 Nxd6 11. cxd6 Qf6 12. Qxf6 gxf6 13. b5 Bxd6 14. a4 Ke7 15. Bd3 Rc8 16. Ne2 e5 17. f3 f5 18. Ra2 Be6 19. Rc2 Bb4+ 20. Kf1 Rxa4 21. Rxc8 Bxc8 22. Nec3 Bxc3 23. Nxc3 Ra3 24. Nxd5+ Kd6 25. Nxb6 Be6 26. Bb1 Kc5 27. Nc8 Bxc8 28. Kf2 Be6 29. g4 fxg4 30. Bxh7 Nd7 31. Rb1 Ra2+ 32. Kg3 gxf3 33. h4 f5 34. Kxf3 Nf6  0 – 1 (view game)

Aronian,L (2764) – Karjakin,Sergey (2782) [C50]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (7), 2018-06-14
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. Re1 a6 7. c3 h6 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. Bb3 Ba7 10. Nf1 Re8 11. Ng3 Be6 12. Bc2 d5 13. exd5 Bxd5 14. Be3 Bxe3 15. Rxe3 Qd7 16. h3 Re7 17. Qd2 Rae8 18. Rae1 g6 19. Nh4 Nh7 20. Nh5 Kh8 21. d4 gxh5 22. Rg3 Re6 23. dxe5 Qd8 24. Nf5 Nxe5 25. Rg7 Nf3+ 26. gxf3 Rxe1+ 27. Kh2 Rh1+  0 – 1 (view game)

Mamedyarov,S (2808) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) [E60]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (7), 2018-06-14
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 c6 5. Bg2 d5 6. Qb3 O-O 7. O-O Qb6 8. Nc3 Rd8 9. Bd2 Bf5 10. Qa3 e6 11. e4 Nxe4 12. Nxe4 dxe4 13. Ba5 Qa6 14. Bxd8 Qxa3 15. bxa3 exf3 16. Bxf3 Nd7 17. Bg5 Bxd4 18. Rad1 e5 19. Rfe1 Nc5 20. Bf6 Nd7 21. Rxd4 exd4 22. Bxd4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand,V (2759) – Grischuk,A (2766) [B91]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (7), 2018-06-14
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. g3 e5 7. Nde2 Be7 8. Bg2 b5 9. Nd5 Nbd7 10. Nec3 Nb6 11. Nxe7 Qxe7 12. a4 b4 13. a5 bxc3 14. axb6 cxb2 15. Bxb2 Rb8 16. O-O Rxb6 17. Ba3 O-O 18. Qd2 Rd8 19. Bb4 Rc6 20. c3 Be6 21. Rfd1 Bb3 22. Rdb1 Bc4 23. Rd1 h6 24. Qe3 Qe6 25. Rd2 Rd7 26. Rad1 Bb3 27. Rb1 Rb7 28. h3 Rb5 29. Ra1 Bc4 30. Qa7 d5 31. exd5 Nxd5 32. Ra5 e4 33. Rxb5 axb5 34. Qd4 f5 35. g4 Nf6 36. gxf5 Qxf5 37. Be7 Nd5 38. Bh4 Re6 39. Qc5 Kh7 40. Bg3 e3 41. Rxd5 Bxd5  0 – 1 (view game)

Giri,A (2782) – Caruana,F (2816) [C16]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (7), 2018-06-14
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 Ne7 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 b6 7. Qg4 Kf8 8. a4 Ba6 9. Bxa6 Nxa6 10. Qe2 Nb8 11. a5 Nbc6 12. axb6 cxb6 13. Nf3 Na5 14. O-O h6 15. Ba3 Kg8 16. Bb4 Nc4 17. Ra6 Qc8 18. Rfa1 Nc6 19. R6a2 a5 20. Ba3 a4 21. Rb1 Kh7 22. Qd3+ g6 23. Bc1 Kg7 24. Nd2 Nxd2 25. Bxd2 Qd7 26. Qf3 Na5 27. Qf6+ Kg8 28. Bc1 Nc4 29. Ba3 Nxa3 30. Rxa3 b5 31. h4 h5 32. f4 Kh7 33. g4 hxg4 34. h5 gxh5 35. Rxb5 Rhg8 36. Rb4 Rg6 37. Qh4 Kg7 38. Kg2 Qc6 39. Qe7 h4 40. Qxh4 Rh8 41. Qe7 g3 42. Rb7 Qc4 43. Qxf7+ Kh6  0 – 1 (view game)

So,W (2778) – Karjakin,Sergey (2782) [D73]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (8), 2018-06-14
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 Nf6 5. c4 dxc4 6. Na3 c5 7. O-O O-O 8. dxc5 c3 9. Nb5 Na6 10. Nxc3 Nxc5 11. Be3 Nce4 12. Nxe4 Nxe4 13. Bd4 Bxd4 14. Qxd4 Qxd4 15. Nxd4 Nd6 16. Rfc1 Rd8 17. f4 Bg4 18. h3 Bd7 19. Rc7 Rac8 20. Rac1 Kf8 21. e4 f6 22. e5 fxe5 23. fxe5 Nf5 24. Nxf5 Bxf5 25. Bxb7 Rxc7 26. Rxc7 Rd2 27. Bg2 Rxb2 28. Rxa7 Rb1+ 29. Kf2 Rb2+ 30. Kg1 Rb1+ 31. Kf2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Grischuk,A (2766) – Mamedyarov,S (2808) [C87]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (8), 2018-06-14
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 d6 7. c3 Bg4 8. d3 Nd7 9. Bc2 O-O 10. Nbd2 Bg5 11. h3 Bxf3 12. Nxf3 Bxc1 13. Rxc1 Qf6 14. d4 Rad8 15. a3 Ne7 16. Nh2 c5 17. Ng4 Qg5 18. dxc5 Nxc5 19. Ne3 h5 20. Re2 Rd7 21. Rd2 Rfd8 22. Rb1 Ne6 23. Qf3 g6 24. Rbd1 Kg7 25. Kh2 b5 26. Bb3 Qf6 27. Qxf6+ Kxf6 28. h4 a5 29. Bc2 Nc7 30. a4 b4 31. cxb4 axb4 32. a5 Ne6 33. Ba4 Ra7 34. Rxd6 Rxa5 35. Bb3 Rxd6 36. Rxd6 Rc5 37. Rb6 Nc6 38. Nd5+ Kg7 39. Nxb4 Nxb4 40. Bxe6 Nc6 41. Bd5 Ne7 42. Bb3 f5 43. Rb7 Kf6 44. Rb6+ Kg7 45. Re6 Ng8 46. exf5 gxf5 47. Bd1 Nf6 48. b4 Rd5 49. Be2 Rd4 50. Rxe5 Rxh4+ 51. Kg1 Rxb4 52. Rxf5 Kg6 53. Bd3 Rb3 54. Rd5+ Kg7 55. Rd4 Ra3 56. g3 Ra2 57. Bf5 Ra5 58. Bh3 Ra1+ 59. Kg2 Ra2 60. Be6 Re2 61. Bf5 Re5 62. Bd3 Ra5 63. Rb4 Ra7 64. Rb6 Rd7 65. Bb1 Rc7 66. Kh3 Rd7 67. Kh4 Rd4+ 68. f4 Rc4 69. Rb7+ Kh6 70. Rb6 Kg7 71. Rb7+ Kh6 72. Rf7 Rc6 73. Bf5 Ra6 74. Bd3 Rd6 75. Bf5 Ra6 76. Rb7 Ra1 77. Kh3 Rh1+ 78. Kg2 Ra1 79. Rf7 Ra6 80. Bd3 Rd6 81. Bf5 Ra6 82. Kh3 Rb6 83. Re7 Rb5 84. Re5 Rxe5 85. fxe5 Nd5 86. Kh4 Ne3 87. Be4 Ng4 88. e6 Kg7 89. Kg5 Kf8 90. Bf3 Ne5 91. Bxh5 Ke7 92. Kf5 Nc6 93. Bf7 Nd4+ 94. Ke5 Nf3+ 95. Kf4 Nd4 96. g4 Kf6 97. g5+ Ke7 98. Kg4 Kf8 99. Kh4 Nf5+ 100. Kh5 Kg7 101. Bg6 Ne7 102. Be4 Nc8 103. Kg4 Kf8 104. Kf4 Ke7 105. Ke5 Nd6 106. Bd3 Ne8 107. Be4 Ng7 108. Bd5 Ne8 109. Bb3 Ng7 110. Bc4 Ne8 111. Be2 Nc7 112. Bg4 Ne8 113. Bh5 Nd6 114. Bg6 Nc4+ 115. Kd4 Nd2 116. Ke3 Nc4+ 117. Kd4 Nd2 118. Bh5 Kxe6 119. Kd3 Nf3 120. Bg4+ Ke5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana,F (2816) – Aronian,L (2764) [C65]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (8), 2018-06-14
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 d5 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. O-O dxe4 8. dxe4 a5 9. a4 Qe7 10. h3 Ne8 11. Re1 Nd6 12. Bd3 Be6 13. Nf1 f6 14. Be3 Bxe3 15. Nxe3 Qf7 16. Qe2 Rfd8 17. Red1 Ne7 18. h4 Nec8 19. Bc2 Nb6 20. Nd2 Nbc4 21. Ndxc4 Nxc4 22. Nd5 Bxd5 23. exd5 Nd6 24. c4 b6 25. Ra3 f5 26. Rc3 e4 27. c5 bxc5 28. Rxc5 Re8 29. Rc1 Re7 30. Bd1 f4 31. Qe1 f3 32. R1c3 Rf8 33. Qf1 Qg6 34. Kh2 Qg4 35. Rxc7 Qxh4+ 36. Kg1 Re5  0 – 1 (view game)

Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) – Giri,A (2782) [D35]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (8), 2018-06-14
1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 c5 7. Nf3 cxd4 8. cxd4 Bb4+ 9. Bd2 Bxd2+ 10. Qxd2 O-O 11. Bc4 Nd7 12. O-O b6 13. Rfe1 Bb7 14. Rad1 Rc8 15. Bb3 Re8 16. h4 h6 17. Qf4 Qc7 18. Qxc7 Rxc7 19. d5 Nc5 20. d6 Rd7 21. Bc4 a6 22. e5 b5 23. Be2 f6 24. Rc1 Rc8 25. Rc2 Na4 26. Rxc8+ Bxc8 27. Nd4 fxe5 28. Nxb5 axb5 29. Bxb5 Ra7 30. Rc1 Nb6 31. Rxc8+ Nxc8 32. d7 Rxd7 33. Bxd7 Nb6 34. Bxe6+ Kf8 35. Bb3 Ke7 36. f3 Kd6 37. Kf2 Nd7 38. Ke3 Nc5 39. h5 Nd7 40. a4 Nf6 41. g4 Kc5 42. Kd3 Kb4 43. Bc2 Kc5 44. Kc3 Nd5+ 45. Kb3 Nf4 46. Be4 Ne2 47. a5 Nd4+ 48. Kc3 Kb5 49. a6 Kxa6 50. Kc4 Kb6 51. Kd5  1 – 0 (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2769) – Anand,V (2759) [C65]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (8), 2018-06-14
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. h3 Qe7 7. Nc3 h6 8. Be3 Bd6 9. Ne2 Be6 10. a3 Nd7 11. Qd2 c5 12. Qc3 a5 13. O-O O-O 14. g4 h5 15. Nh2 Qh4 16. Kg2 hxg4 17. hxg4 Bxg4 18. Nxg4 Qxg4+ 19. Ng3 Qe6 20. Rh1 f6 21. Nf5 Kf7 22. Rh7 Rg8 23. Rg1 Nf8 24. Rh2 Ng6 25. Bxc5 Bxc5 26. Qxc5 Qc6 27. Qxc6 bxc6 28. Kf3 Ne7 29. Nxe7 Kxe7 30. Rh7 Kf7 31. a4 c5 32. Ke3 Rab8 33. b3 Rbe8 34. Kd2 Re7 35. Kc3 Ke6 36. Kc4 Kd6 37. Rg6 Rf7 38. f3 c6 39. Rh2 Rb8 40. Rh7 Rb4+ 41. Kc3 Rbb7 42. Rh8 Kc7 43. Rg8 Kb6 44. Kd2 Rbd7 45. Ke3 Rde7 46. Rg1 g5 47. Rg6 Re8 48. Rh1 Ref8 49. Kd2 c4 50. bxc4 Kc5 51. Rgh6 Rb8 52. Kc3 Rg8 53. Rb1 Rgf8 54. Kd2 Rd8 55. Ke3 Rdf8 56. Kd2 Rd8 57. Kc3 Rdf8 58. Rd1 Rb8 59. Ra1 Rbf8 60. Rah1 Kb6 61. Rh8 Rxh8 62. Rxh8 Kc5 63. Ra8 Kb6 64. Re8 Kc5 65. Re6 Kb6 66. Kd2 Kc5 67. c3 Rf8 68. Ke3 Rf7 69. d4+ exd4+ 70. cxd4+ Kxc4 71. Rxc6+ Kb4 72. d5 Kxa4 73. Rb6 Ka3 74. d6  1 – 0 (view game)

Anand,V (2759) – So,W (2778) [C01]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (9), 2018-06-14
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Nf3 Bd6 5. Bd3 Nc6 6. Nc3 Nge7 7. h3 Nb4 8. Nb5 Nxd3+ 9. Qxd3 Bf5 10. Qc3 O-O 11. O-O c6 12. Nxd6 Qxd6 13. Re1 Rfe8 14. Bg5 Ng6 15. Nh4 Nxh4 16. Bxh4 Qg6 17. Qg3 Qxg3 18. Bxg3 Bxc2 19. f3 f6 20. Rxe8+ Rxe8 21. Re1 Rxe1+ 22. Bxe1 Bb1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin,Sergey (2782) – Caruana,F (2816) [C42]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (9), 2018-06-14
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. c4 Nc6 6. d4 d5 7. c5 Be7 8. Bb5 O-O 9. O-O Bg4 10. Bxc6 bxc6 11. h3 Bh5 12. g4 Bg6 13. Ne5 Bf6 14. Nxc6 Qd7 15. Nb4 Rab8 16. Nc2 Bh4 17. f3 Ng3 18. Rf2 f5 19. Nc3 Ne4 20. Rh2 Nxc3 21. bxc3 Rbe8 22. Bd2 Bg3 23. Rg2 f4 24. Rc1 Bd3 25. Ne1 Bc4 26. Qc2 Be2 27. c4 dxc4 28. Bc3 Bxe1 29. Rxe1 Bxf3 30. Rxe8 Qxe8 31. Rf2 Bd5 32. Qe2 Qg6 33. Qe5 c6 34. Kh2 Qd3 35. Rxf4 Qc2+ 36. Kg3 Qxc3+ 37. Kh4 Rxf4 38. Qxf4 h6  0 – 1 (view game)

Aronian,L (2764) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) [B23]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (9), 2018-06-14
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Nge2 Nf6 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. O-O O-O 7. d3 Nc6 8. h3 Rb8 9. f4 Nd7 10. Nd5 e6 11. Ne3 b5 12. f5 Bb7 13. c3 b4 14. Ng4 bxc3 15. bxc3 exf5 16. exf5 Nce5 17. Bxb7 Rxb7 18. Nh6+ Bxh6 19. Bxh6 Re8 20. Nf4 gxf5 21. Qh5 Qf6 22. Rae1 Rbb8 23. Re3 Kh8 24. Bg5 Qg7 25. Nd5 f6 26. Bh6 Qg6 27. Nf4 Qf7 28. Qxf5 Rb2 29. d4 cxd4 30. cxd4 Ng6 31. Ne6 Rg8 32. Rf2 Rxf2 33. Qxf2 Rc8 34. Qf5 Ne7 35. Qg4 Qg6 36. Nf4 Qxg4 37. hxg4 Ng8 38. g5 fxg5 39. Bxg5 Kg7 40. Re6 Rc6 41. Re8 Kf7 42. Rd8 Ngf6 43. Kg2 Rc2+ 44. Kh3 Rxa2 45. Bxf6 Nxf6 46. Rxd6 Rd2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov,S (2808) – Nakamura,Hi (2769) [D37]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (9), 2018-06-14
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Qc2 Nc6 9. a3 Qa5 10. Rd1 Re8 11. Bg3 Ne4 12. cxd5 exd5 13. Rxd5 Nxc3 14. bxc3 Be6 15. Rd2 Be7 16. Bd3 g6 17. O-O Qxa3 18. Nd4 Nxd4 19. cxd4 Rac8 20. Qb2 Qxb2 21. Rxb2 Rc3 22. Be2 b6 23. e4 Bc4 24. Bxc4 Rxc4 25. Rd1 Rd8 26. Rbd2 b5 27. Kf1 Bb4 28. Rd3 a5 29. d5 a4 30. d6 Bc3 31. d7 b4 32. Rd5 a3 33. Rb5 a2 34. Rb8 Rxb8 35. Bxb8 Rd4 36. Rxd4 a1=Q+ 37. Ke2 Qa6+  0 – 1 (view game)

Giri,A (2782) – Grischuk,A (2766) [B92]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (9), 2018-06-14
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 h6 10. Be3 Ng4 11. Bc1 Ngf6 12. Be3 Ng4 13. Bc1 Ngf6 14. O-O O-O 15. b3 Nc5 16. Nd2 Be6 17. Bb2 Rc8 18. Re1 Ncd7 19. Nc4 Nc5 20. Nd2 Ncd7 21. a5 Rc5 22. b4 Rc8 23. b5 axb5 24. Nxb5 Nc5 25. Bf1 Ra8 26. Bc3 b6 27. axb6 Qxb6 28. Qf3 Qc6 29. Na7 Qc7 30. Nb5 Qc6 31. Na7  ½ – ½ (view game)

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YourNextMove GCT Rapid 2018 Round 6

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 So, Wesley USA 2778 10
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2764 8
3 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2782 7
4 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2808 7
5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 7
6 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2769 6
7 Giri, Anish NED 2782 4
8 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2766 4
9 Anand, Viswanatan IND 2759 4
10 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2816 3

So,W (2778) – Giri,A (2782) [A15]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (4), 2018-06-13
1. c4 Nf6 2. g3 e5 3. Bg2 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Nc3 Nb6 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. d3 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. Be3 Be6 10. Rc1 Nd5 11. Nxd5 Bxd5 12. Qc2 Re8 13. a3 a6 14. Rfd1 Bf6 15. Nd2 Bxg2 16. Kxg2 Bg5 17. Bxg5 Qxg5 18. e3 Qe7 19. Ne4 Rac8 20. Nc5 Nd8 21. d4 e4 22. d5 f5 23. Nxa6 Nf7 24. d6 Nxd6 25. Nxc7 Red8 26. Qb3+ Qf7 27. Ne6 Rxc1 28. Rxc1 Re8 29. Nd4 Qxb3 30. Nxb3 Kf7 31. Nd4 g6 32. Rc3 Kf6 33. Rb3 Re7 34. a4 Ke5 35. a5 Kd5 36. Rb6 Rf7 37. b3 g5 38. a6 bxa6 39. Rxa6 Nb7 40. Rb6 Nd6 41. Ra6 Nb7 42. Rh6 Nd6 43. Rh5 Rg7 44. Rh6 Rf7 45. Rh5 Rg7 46. h4 gxh4 47. Rxh4 Ke5 48. Rh6 Rf7 49. Rh5 Kf6 50. Rh6+ Ke5 51. Kh3 Rb7 52. Rh5 Kf6 53. Rh6+ Ke5 54. Kh4 Nb5 55. Ne2 Re7 56. g4 Nd6 57. Nd4  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian,L (2764) – Mamedyarov,S (2808) [C55]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (4), 2018-06-13
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 h6 5. O-O d6 6. Re1 g5 7. Nc3 Bg7 8. d4 O-O 9. dxe5 dxe5 10. Be3 Bg4 11. Bc5 Re8 12. Bb5 a6 13. Bxc6 bxc6 14. Qxd8 Raxd8 15. Be3 Bf8 16. Nd2 Bb4 17. Nb3 Be6 18. Nc5 Bc4 19. a3 Bxc3 20. bxc3 Rb8 21. h4 gxh4 22. Bxh6 Rb2 23. Bg5 Nh5 24. Bxh4 Rxc2 25. Re3 f6 26. g4 Nf4 27. Bxf6 Kf7 28. g5 Rd2 29. Rb1 Ne2+ 30. Kg2 Nf4+ 31. Kg1 Ne2+ 32. Kg2 Nf4+ 33. Kf3 Nh5 34. Rb7 Nxf6 35. Rxc7+ Re7 36. Rxe7+ Kxe7 37. gxf6+ Kxf6 38. Kg3 Ke7 39. f4 Kd6 40. Nb7+ Kc7 41. Na5 Bg8 42. c4 Kb6 43. Nb3 exf4+ 44. Kxf4 Rf2+ 45. Rf3 Ra2 46. c5+ Kb5 47. Ke5 Bxb3 48. Rxb3+ Kxc5 49. Rc3+ Kb5 50. Ke6 c5 51. e5 c4 52. Kf5 Rf2+ 53. Ke4 Re2+ 54. Kd4 Rd2+ 55. Ke3 Rd1 56. Ke2 Rd7 57. e6 Re7 58. Re3 Kc5 59. Kd2 Kd4 60. Re1 Kd5 61. Kc3 Rxe6 62. Rxe6 Kxe6 63. Kxc4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin,Sergey (2782) – Anand,V (2759) [C50]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (4), 2018-06-13
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. Nc3 h6 6. h3 d6 7. Na4 Bb6 8. a3 O-O 9. O-O Qe8 10. Re1 Be6 11. Bxe6 Qxe6 12. b4 Nd7 13. Bb2 f5 14. Nxb6 Nxb6 15. c4 fxe4 16. Rxe4 Qf7 17. Qc2 Nd7 18. d4 exd4 19. Nxd4 Nxd4 20. Bxd4 Rae8 21. Rae1 Rxe4 22. Rxe4 c5 23. Bb2 Re8 24. bxc5 Rxe4 25. Qxe4 Nxc5 26. Qd4 Qe7 27. f4 b6 28. Qd5+ Kh7 29. Kf2 Qh4+ 30. Kf3 Qe1 31. Qd4 Qf1+ 32. Kg3 Qe1+ 33. Kf3 Qf1+ 34. Kg3 Qe1+ 35. Kh2 Qe7 36. Qd5 Qe3 37. Qf5+ Kg8 38. Qc8+ Kh7 39. Qg4 Qe7 40. f5 Qf7 41. Qd4 Qe7 42. Qg4 Nd7 43. Bc3 Kg8 44. Qd4 Ne5 45. Qd5+ Kh7 46. Qe4 Kg8 47. Qd5+ Kh7 48. Qe4 Kg8 49. Qa8+ Kh7 50. Qe4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana,F (2816) – Nakamura,Hi (2769) [C65]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (4), 2018-06-13
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O Re8 7. Nbd2 a6 8. Bxc6 dxc6 9. Nc4 Nd7 10. b4 Bf8 11. a4 b5 12. Na5 Qf6 13. Be3 Nb6 14. axb5 cxb5 15. Qc2 Bg4 16. Nd2 Qg6 17. f3 Bh3 18. Ndb3 Na4 19. Nc5 Bxc5 20. bxc5 Rad8 21. Rf2 Bc8 22. Rd2 f5 23. Re1 f4 24. Bf2 Bh3 25. Bh4 Rd7 26. Kh1 Nxc5 27. d4 Qh5 28. Bf2 Na4 29. Bg1 Rd6 30. d5 Rg6 31. Qd3 Bd7 32. c4 h6 33. Rc1 Kh7 34. Qa3 c5 35. Bxc5 bxc4 36. Nxc4 Nxc5 37. Qxc5 Bh3 38. Qa3 Bd7 39. d6 Qg5 40. Qxa6 h5 41. Qb7 Rd8 42. Qd5 Re8 43. Qb7 Rd8 44. Qc7 Be8 45. Qc5 Re6 46. Rd5 Rg6 47. Rg1 Re6 48. Nxe5 Qf6 49. d7 Bf7 50. Nxf7 Qxf7 51. Rxh5+ Kg8 52. Rd5 Rh6 53. Rgd1 Ra6 54. h3 Ra2 55. Qc7 Raa8 56. Kh2 Kh7 57. R1d2 g6 58. Re5  1 – 0 (view game)

Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) – Grischuk,A (2766) [C65]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (4), 2018-06-13
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O d6 6. c3 O-O 7. Nbd2 Ne7 8. d4 exd4 9. cxd4 Bb6 10. Re1 Bg4 11. h3 Bh5 12. Qb3 a6 13. Bd3 Nc6 14. d5 Nd4 15. Nxd4 Bxd4 16. Bc2 Nd7 17. g4 Bg6 18. Nf3 Bb6 19. Bg5 Qb8 20. Be3 Bxe3 21. Qxe3 Re8 22. Rad1 h6 23. Kg2 Qd8 24. Qd4 Rc8 25. Re3 Ne5 26. Nxe5 dxe5 27. Qd2 Qd6 28. Rb3 c6 29. Rxb7 cxd5 30. Ba4 d4 31. f3 Rb8 32. Rxb8 Rxb8 33. Rc1 a5 34. Bb3 Qb6 35. Rc4 Kh7 36. Ra4 Ra8 37. Bd5 Ra7 38. b4 axb4 39. Qxb4 Qxb4 40. Rxb4 f6 41. Rb7 Rxb7 42. Bxb7 Be8 43. Kf2 Kg8 44. Bd5+ Kf8 45. h4 Ke7 46. Ke2 Kd6 47. a3 Kc5 48. Bb3 Bb5+ 49. Kd2 Bf1 50. Bf7 Kb5 51. Be8+ Ka5 52. h5 Bb5 53. Bxb5 Kxb5 54. Kc1 Ka4 55. Kb2 Ka5 56. Kc2 Kb6 57. Kd1 Kc5 58. Kd2 Kb5 59. Kc1 Kc6 60. Kc2 Kb6 61. Kd1 Kc5 62. Kd2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Grischuk,A (2766) – So,W (2778) [C65]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (5), 2018-06-13
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. h3 Ne7 8. d4 Bb6 9. Re1 d5 10. Nxe5 Nxe4 11. Nd2 Nd6 12. Bd3 f6 13. Nef3 Bf5 14. Nb3 Bxd3 15. Qxd3 Ng6 16. Nc5 Re8 17. Bd2 c6 18. b3 Qc7 19. Rxe8+ Rxe8 20. Re1 Rxe1+ 21. Nxe1 Bxc5 22. dxc5 Ne4 23. b4 Ne5 24. Qc2 Nc4 25. Nf3 Ncxd2 26. Nxd2 Qe5 27. Nxe4 Qxe4 28. Qd1 Qc4 29. Qg4 Qxg4 30. hxg4 Kf7 31. Kf1 f5 32. gxf5 h5 33. Ke2 Kf6 34. Ke3 Kxf5 35. Kf3 g6 36. a4 a6 37. g3 g5 38. g4+ hxg4+ 39. Kg3 Ke4 40. Kxg4 Kd3 41. Kxg5 Kxc3 42. f4 d4 43. f5 d3 44. f6 d2 45. f7 d1=Q 46. f8=Q Qg1+ 47. Kh6 Qh2+ 48. Kg6 Qg3+ 49. Kh6 Qh4+ 50. Kg6 Qg4+ 51. Kh6 Qe6+ 52. Kg7 Qe5+ 53. Kg6 Kxb4 54. Qf7 Qg3+ 55. Kh6 Qe3+ 56. Kg7 Qc3+ 57. Kh7 Qc2+ 58. Kh6 Qc1+ 59. Kg7 Qb2+ 60. Kf8 Qh8+ 61. Ke7 Qe5+ 62. Kf8 Qxc5+ 63. Kg8 Qd5  0 – 1 (view game)

Mamedyarov,S (2808) – Karjakin,Sergey (2782) [E37]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (5), 2018-06-13
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 Ne4 7. Qc2 c5 8. dxc5 Nc6 9. Nf3 Qa5+ 10. Nd2 Nxd2 11. Bxd2 Qxc5 12. e3 dxc4 13. Bxc4 Ne5 14. Bb3 Bd7 15. O-O Qxc2 16. Bxc2 Bc6 17. Rfd1 O-O 18. Bc3 Nd7 19. f3 Rfd8 20. e4 Nc5 21. a4 Rxd1+ 22. Bxd1 a5 23. Kf2 e5 24. Ke3 f6 25. b3 Bd7 26. Rc1 b6 27. Bb2 Be6 28. Rc3 Rd8 29. Bc2 Kf7 30. Ba3 Rc8 31. b4 axb4 32. Bxb4 Ke8 33. g3 g5 34. f4 exf4+ 35. gxf4 gxf4+ 36. Kxf4 Bd7 37. Bxc5 bxc5 38. a5 c4 39. Ra3 Ke7 40. Ke3 Rc5 41. a6 Bc6 42. Kd4 Rh5 43. h3 Kd6 44. Kxc4 Kc7 45. Kd4 Kb6 46. Ba4 Ba8 47. Bd7 Re5 48. Bf5 Re7 49. h4 h5 50. Rg3 Kxa6 51. Rg6 Bc6 52. Rxf6 Kb7 53. e5 Kc7 54. Rh6 Bf3 55. Ra6 Kd8 56. Ra3 Bb7 57. Rg3 Rf7 58. Rg5 Bf3 59. e6 Rc7 60. Rg8+ Ke7 61. Ke5 Rc5+ 62. Kf4 Bg4 63. Rg7+ Kf8 64. Rf7+ Ke8 65. Bg6 Rc4+ 66. Ke5 Bxe6 67. Kxe6 Kd8 68. Bf5 Rxh4 69. Rd7+ Kc8 70. Kd5 Kb8 71. Be4 Rh2 72. Kc6 Rh3 73. Rd8+ Ka7 74. Kc7 Ka6 75. Bc6 Ka5 76. Rb8 Rc3 77. Kd6 h4 78. Rb5+ Ka4 79. Rh5+ Kb4 80. Bd5 h3 81. Be6 Rd3+ 82. Ke5 Kc3 83. Bxh3 Re3+ 84. Kd5 Rd3+ 85. Kc5 Re3 86. Bf5 Re5+ 87. Kd6 Re3 88. Kd5 Rf3 89. Be4 Rg3 90. Kc5 Re3 91. Bd5 Rd3 92. Rh1 Re3 93. Ra1 Kb2 94. Ra2+ Kc3 95. Ra3+ Kd2 96. Bb3 Kc3 97. Bc4+ Kd2 98. Ra2+ Kc3 99. Kd5 Re7 100. Ra3+ Kb2 101. Rh3 Rd7+ 102. Kc5 Rd2 103. Kb4 Kc2 104. Ra3 Kb2 105. Bd3 Kc1 106. Kc4 Kb2 107. Rc3 Rf2 108. Rb3+ Kc1 109. Kd4 Rb2 110. Ra3 Kd2 111. Bc4 Kc1 112. Rh3 Kd2 113. Bb3 Kc1 114. Rg3 Kd2 115. Kc4 Kc1 116. Rd3 Rd2 117. Rc3+ Kb2 118. Kb4 Rd4+ 119. Bc4 Rd2 120. Bd3 Rf2 121. Be4 Re2 122. Rb3+ Kc1 123. Bd3 Rb2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri,A (2782) – Aronian,L (2764) [C67]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (5), 2018-06-13
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. d4 Ne8 10. d5 Bc5 11. Re1 d6 12. Nc3 f5 13. Be3 Bxe3 14. Rxe3 Nf6 15. Qd4 Ng4 16. Ree1 f4 17. f3 Ne3 18. Rac1 Bf5 19. Qxf4 Nxf1 20. Qd4 Nxh2 21. Kxh2 Qg5 22. Ne4 Bxe4 23. Qxe4 Rf6 24. Re3 Raf8 25. Rce1 Rg6 26. R1e2 h5 27. Qe7 Qg3+ 28. Kh1 Rf4 29. Qe8+ Kh7 30. Re4 Rxf3 31. Qxg6+ Kxg6 32. gxf3 Qxf3+ 33. Kh2 Kh6 34. c4 g6 35. b3 a5 36. Re6 h4 37. Rg2 Qf5 38. Re8 Qf4+ 39. Kh3 g5 40. Rg8 Qe5 41. Kg4 b5 42. Rf8 bxc4 43. bxc4 Qe4+ 44. Kh3 g4+ 45. Kh2 Qe5+ 46. Kg1 g3  0 – 1 (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2769) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) [B50]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (5), 2018-06-13
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. h3 e5 5. Bc4 Be7 6. d3 Nc6 7. O-O O-O 8. a3 Be6 9. Nd5 Bxd5 10. exd5 Nd4 11. Nh2 Qd7 12. f4 e4 13. c3 Nf5 14. g4 Nh4 15. Qe1 b5 16. Ba2 exd3 17. Qxh4 c4 18. Qg3 Nxd5 19. Qg2 Nc7 20. Be3 Rfe8 21. g5 Qf5 22. Ng4 Bf8 23. Rae1 d5 24. Bd4 Rxe1 25. Rxe1 Bd6 26. Ne3 Re8 27. Nxf5 Rxe1+ 28. Qf1 d2 29. Ne3 Ne6 30. Kf2 Bxf4 31. Nd1 Bg3+ 32. Kg1 Bh2+ 33. Kf2 Bg3+ 34. Kg1 Bh2+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand,V (2759) – Caruana,F (2816) [B42]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (5), 2018-06-13
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Bc5 6. Nb3 Ba7 7. Qe2 Nc6 8. Be3 Nge7 9. N1d2 O-O 10. O-O Ne5 11. Bxa7 Rxa7 12. f4 Nxd3 13. cxd3 a5 14. Qf2 Ra6 15. Nd4 d6 16. Rac1 Bd7 17. Nc4 b5 18. Ne3 Qb6 19. Nf3 Raa8 20. Nc2 Qxf2+ 21. Kxf2 Rfc8 22. Ncd4 b4 23. Ke3 f6 24. Ne2 e5 25. Rxc8+ Rxc8 26. Rc1 Be6 27. Rxc8+ Nxc8 28. b3 Nb6 29. d4 exf4+ 30. Nxf4 Bd7 31. d5 f5 32. Nd4 fxe4 33. Kxe4 Kf7 34. Nc6 Kf6 35. Nxa5 Bf5+ 36. Kd4 Bb1 37. Ne2 Bxa2 38. Nc1 Bb1 39. Nc6 h5 40. Nxb4 g5 41. Ne2 Nd7 42. Nc3 Bf5 43. Nc6 g4 44. b4 h4 45. Nb5 Ne5 46. Nxe5 dxe5+ 47. Kc5 Bd3 48. Nc3 g3 49. hxg3 hxg3 50. d6 Bf1 51. Kc6 Bxg2+ 52. Kc7 Bh3 53. Ne4+ Kf5 54. Nxg3+ Kf4 55. Ne2+ Ke3 56. Ng1 Bg4 57. b5  1 – 0 (view game)

So,W (2778) – Aronian,L (2764) [E06]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (6), 2018-06-13
1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 b6 8. Qxc4 Bb7 9. Nc3 c5 10. Rd1 cxd4 11. Nxd4 Bxg2 12. Kxg2 Qc8 13. Qd3 Nc6 14. Nxc6 Qxc6+ 15. Qf3 Rfc8 16. Bf4 Qxf3+ 17. Kxf3 Rc5 18. Be3 Rf5+ 19. Kg2 Bc5 20. Bd4 Bxd4 21. Rxd4 Rc5 22. Rad1 Kf8 23. Rd8+ Rxd8 24. Rxd8+ Ke7 25. Ra8 a5 26. Ra7+ Nd7 27. h4 Kd8 28. f4 Rc7 29. Ra8+ Rc8 30. Rxc8+ Kxc8 31. Nb5 Kd8 32. Kf3 Nc5 33. g4 Kd7 34. g5 Kc6 35. Nc3 b5 36. Ke3 b4 37. Ne4 Kd5 38. Nxc5 Kxc5 39. Kd3 f6 40. gxf6 gxf6 41. b3 Kd5 42. e4+ Kc5 43. h5 h6 44. Ke3 e5 45. f5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin,Sergey (2782) – Giri,A (2782) [C42]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (6), 2018-06-13
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nd7 9. O-O-O c6 10. h4 Re8 11. Bd3 d5 12. Kb1 Bc5 13. Bd4 Bxd4 14. cxd4 Nf6 15. Rde1 Ne4 16. Qf4 Qf6 17. Qxf6 Nxf6 18. Ne5 g6 19. a4 Ng4 20. Nxg4 Bxg4 21. a5 Kf8 22. f3 Bd7 23. Kc1 Rxe1+ 24. Rxe1 Re8 25. Rh1 h6 26. Kd2 Ke7 27. Ke3 Kf6+ 28. Kf4 Bf5 29. Bxf5 gxf5 30. g3 Re2 31. Rc1 Rd2 32. Ke3 Rg2 33. Kf4 Rd2 34. Ke3 Rg2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana,F (2816) – Mamedyarov,S (2808) [C60]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (6), 2018-06-13
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. c3 a6 5. Ba4 Bg7 6. d4 exd4 7. cxd4 b5 8. Bc2 d6 9. d5 Na5 10. O-O Nc4 11. Nc3 Ne7 12. Bd3 Nb6 13. a4 b4 14. Ne2 a5 15. Ned4 O-O 16. Bg5 Bd7 17. Qc2 f6 18. Be3 f5 19. Ne6 Bxe6 20. dxe6 c5 21. Rad1 f4 22. Bc1 Nc6 23. Bb5 Ne5 24. b3 Qe7 25. Nxe5 Bxe5 26. Bc6 Rac8 27. Bd5 Kg7 28. Rfe1 Qf6 29. Rd3 Rc7 30. g3 g5 31. Qe2 Kh8 32. Rf3 Qh6 33. Qb5 Qh5 34. Rd3 Nc8 35. Rd2 Rg7 36. Bb2 g4 37. Bxe5 Qxe5 38. Qxa5 Rg6 39. Qa6 Rh6 40. Qd3 fxg3 41. fxg3 Rf3 42. Qa6 Rxg3+ 43. Kh1 Ne7 44. Qa8+ Kg7 45. Qe8 Qf6 46. e5 dxe5 47. Ba8 e4 48. Rf2 Rxh2+  0 – 1 (view game)

Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) – Anand,V (2759) [C67]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (6), 2018-06-13
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. h3 Ke8 10. Nc3 b6 11. Bf4 Bb4 12. Ne4 Ba6 13. Rfc1 Be2 14. Nh2 Bc4 15. Rd1 Bd5 16. c3 Bxe4 17. cxb4 Rd8 18. e6 fxe6 19. Bxc7 Rxd1+ 20. Rxd1 Bd5 21. a3 Ke7 22. Be5 h5 23. f3 Kf7 24. Kf2 Rc8 25. g4 Ne7 26. gxh5 Rh8 27. Rg1 Rxh5 28. Rxg7+ Kf8 29. Bf6 Rxh3 30. Kg2 Rh6 31. Rxe7 Rxf6 32. Rxa7 Rf4 33. Kg3 e5 34. Rh7 Rd4 35. Ng4 e4 36. fxe4 Bxe4 37. Rb7 b5 38. Nf6 Bf5 39. Rc7 Rd6 40. Kf4 Rxf6 41. Kg5 Rd6 42. Kxf5 Ke8 43. Ke5 Rh6 44. b3 Kd8 45. Rf7 Kc8 46. a4 Kb8 47. a5 Rh3 48. Kd6 Rc3 49. a6 Ka8 50. Rc7 Kb8 51. Rxc6  1 – 0 (view game)

Grischuk,A (2766) – Nakamura,Hi (2769) [C67]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (6), 2018-06-13
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. dxe5 Nxb5 7. a4 Nbd4 8. Nxd4 Nxd4 9. Qxd4 d5 10. Qd3 c6 11. a5 Qd7 12. f4 Qf5 13. Qc3 Bd7 14. Qb3 Bc5+ 15. Be3 Bxe3+ 16. Qxe3 Qxc2 17. Qa3 Bf5 18. Qb4 Qe4 19. Qc5 Qc4 20. Qxc4 dxc4 21. Nd2 Bd3 22. Rfc1 O-O-O 23. Nxc4 Bxc4 24. Rxc4 a6 25. Rac1 Rd2 26. R1c2 Rhd8 27. Rxd2 Rxd2 28. b3 g6 29. h3 Rd3 30. b4 Kd7 31. Kf2 Rd2+ 32. Kf3 Ke6 33. g4 Rd3+ 34. Ke4 Rxh3 35. f5+ Ke7 36. Rd4 h5 37. Rd6 Rh4 38. f6+ Ke8 39. e6 Rxg4+ 40. Ke5 Rg5+ 41. Ke4 Rd5  0 – 1 (view game)

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YourNextMove GCT Rapid 2018 Round 3

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 So, Wesley USA 2778 5
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2764 4
3 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2782 4
4 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2769 3
5 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2808 3
6 Giri, Anish NED 2782 3
7 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 3
8 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2766 3
9 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2816 1
10 Anand, Viswanatan IND 2759 1

Caruana, Fabiano (2816) – So, Wesley (2778) [C84]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (1.1), 2018-06-12
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a4 Bd7 9. c3 O-O 10. Bc2 Re8 11. Re1 h6 12. Nbd2 b4 13. d4 Rb8 14. d5 bxc3 15. bxc3 Na5 16. Ba3 c6 17. c4 Qc7 18. Bd3 Nb7 19. Nb3 a5 20. Bc1 Bg4 21. Be3 Nd7 22. h3 Bxf3 23. Qxf3 Nbc5 24. Nxc5 Nxc5 25. Bxc5 dxc5 26. Bf1 Rb4 27. Red1 Reb8 28. g3 cxd5 29. exd5 Bd6 30. h4 Qd7 31. Bd3 g6 32. g4 Qe7 33. h5 Qg5 34. hxg6 fxg6 35. Qg2 Rf8 36. Re1 Rb3 37. Re3 Rf4 38. Bf5 Rb2 39. Be6+ Kg7 40. Rf1 Rxc4 41. Qg3 Rbb4 42. Qh2 Rf4 43. Kh1 e4 44. f3 h5 45. Qh3 hxg4 46. Bxg4 Rb8 47. Qg3 Rh8+ 48. Kg2 Rxg4  0 – 1 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2759) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) [B29]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (1.2), 2018-06-12
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. e5 Nfd7 5. e6 fxe6 6. Bb5 a6 7. Bxd7+ Bxd7 8. O-O g6 9. d4 Bg7 10. dxc5 O-O 11. Re1 Nc6 12. Na4 Qa5 13. c3 Rad8 14. Be3 d4 15. Bd2 Nb8 16. Nb6 dxc3 17. Bxc3 Bxc3 18. bxc3 Bc6 19. Qb3 Qxc5 20. Nd4 Kh8 21. Rxe6 Bxg2 22. Kxg2 Qg5+ 23. Kf1 Qh4 24. f3 Qxh2 25. Rae1 Nc6 26. R1e3 Rf4 27. Rxc6 Qh1+ 28. Ke2 Qg2+ 29. Kd3 bxc6 30. Qe6 Rxf3 31. Qxe7 Rxe3+ 32. Qxe3 Qxa2 33. Qe5+ Kg8 34. Nc4 Qb1+ 35. Kd2 Qa2+ 36. Kd3 Qb1+ 37. Kd2 Qf5 38. Qe7 Qd7 39. Qb4 Qd5 40. Ne3 c5 41. Nxd5 cxb4 42. Nxb4 a5 43. Nc6 Ra8 44. c4 a4 45. Kc2 a3 46. Kb1 h5 47. c5 h4 48. Ne5 h3 49. Ndf3 Ra5 50. Nd3 g5 51. c6 g4  0 – 1 (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) – Karjakin, Sergey (2782) [C53]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (1.3), 2018-06-12
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. O-O a6 7. a4 h6 8. Re1 O-O 9. h3 a5 10. Nbd2 Be6 11. Bb5 Na7 12. d4 Nxb5 13. axb5 exd4 14. Nxd4 Bd7 15. Nf1 Re8 16. Ng3 c6 17. bxc6 Bxc6 18. Nxc6 bxc6 19. Bf4 Qb6 20. Qc2 Rab8 21. Re2 Re6 22. Rae1 Rbe8 23. Qd3 Qb5 24. Qxb5 cxb5 25. Kf1 a4 26. f3 Nd7 27. Nf5 Ne5 28. Be3 Nc4 29. Bd4 Bxd4 30. Nxd4 Re5 31. Nc6 Rc5 32. Nb4 g6 33. Kf2 Kg7 34. g4 Ra8 35. Ra1 Re8 36. Rae1 Ra8 37. Nd5 Rc6 38. Ra1 Nb6 39. Nb4 Rc5 40. Rd1 a3 41. bxa3 Rxc3 42. Rxd6 Nc4 43. Rd3 Rxd3 44. Nxd3 Rxa3 45. Nb4 Kf6 46. e5+ Ke6 47. Nc2 Rd3 48. f4 h5 49. f5+ gxf5 50. gxh5 f4 51. h4 Nxe5 52. h6 Kf6 53. h7 Ng4+ 54. Ke1 Kg7 55. Re4 Ne3 56. Ke2 Rd5 57. Nd4 Nf5 58. Nxf5+ Rxf5 59. Kf3 Kxh7 60. Re8 Kg6 61. Rb8 Rc5 62. Kxf4 Rc4+ 63. Kg3 b4 64. Rb5 Rc3+ 65. Kf4 Rc4+ 66. Kg3 Rc3+ 67. Kf4 Rb3 68. h5+ Kh6 69. Rf5 Rb1 70. Ke3 b3 71. Kd2 Kg7 72. Rf3 b2 73. Kc2 Rh1 74. Kxb2 Rxh5 75. Kc3 Rd5 76. Kc4 Rd8 77. Rg3+ Kh6 78. Rf3 Kg6 79. Rg3+ Kh5 80. Rf3 Rd7 81. Rf1 Kg4 82. Rg1+ Kf3 83. Rf1+ Ke4 84. Re1+ Kf4 85. Rf1+ Ke5 86. Re1+ Kf5 87. Rf1+ Kg6 88. Rg1+ Kh7 89. Rh1+ Kg7 90. Rg1+ Kf8 91. Rf1 Rd6 92. Kc5 Rd2 93. Kc4 Rd8 94. Kc5 Kg7 95. Rg1+ Kh6 96. Rh1+ Kg5 97. Rg1+ Kh6 98. Rh1+ Kg7 99. Rg1+ Kf8 100. Rf1 Rd2 101. Kc4 Ke7 102. Re1+ Kd6 103. Rf1 Ke6 104. Re1+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) – Giri, Anish (2782) [D00]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (1.4), 2018-06-12
1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 Nf6 3. e3 Bf5 4. c4 e6 5. Nf3 Bxb1 6. Rxb1 Bb4+ 7. Ke2 dxc4 8. Qa4+ Nc6 9. Ne5 a5 10. Nxc6 Qd7 11. Rc1 Nd5 12. Rxc4 Nb6 13. Qc2 Nxc4 14. Nxb4 Nxb2 15. Nd3 Nxd3 16. Qxd3 O-O 17. f3 Rfd8 18. Kf2 c5 19. Qb1 cxd4 20. exd4 Qxd4+ 21. Be3 Qd6 22. Be2 a4 23. Rc1 a3 24. g3 b6 25. Rc3 Rdc8 26. Rb3 Qc7 27. Bd3 h6 28. Bh7+ Kh8 29. Be4 Ra6 30. Bxb6 Qc1 31. Qxc1 Rxc1 32. Be3 Rc8 33. g4 Ra4 34. Bd3 Raa8 35. Be4 Ra4 36. Kg3 g5 37. Bd2 Kg8 38. Bc3 h5 39. Bf6 hxg4 40. Kxg4 Ra5 41. f4  1 – 0 (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2766) – Aronian, Levon (2764) [A45]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (1.5), 2018-06-12
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 e6 4. Nd2 Bd6 5. Ngf3 Bxf4 6. exf4 Nbd7 7. Bd3 c5 8. c3 Qb6 9. Rb1 Qd6 10. g3 b6 11. O-O Bb7 12. Re1 O-O 13. a3 a5 14. Rc1 Rac8 15. Qe2 Nb8 16. Qf1 Nc6 17. Qh3 h6 18. f5 exf5 19. Qxf5 Rce8 20. Bb5 Bc8 21. Qc2 Bd7 22. Bf1 Re6 23. Rxe6 Bxe6 24. Re1 Rc8 25. Qb1 cxd4 26. cxd4 Ne4 27. Nxe4 dxe4 28. Qxe4 Bd5 29. Qg4 Rd8 30. Re3 Be6 31. Qe4 Bd5 32. Qg4 Be6 33. Qe4 Bd5  ½ – ½ (view game)

So, Wesley (2778) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) [E04]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (2.1), 2018-06-12
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 dxc4 5. Nf3 a6 6. O-O Nc6 7. e3 Rb8 8. Qe2 b5 9. b3 cxb3 10. axb3 Bd6 11. Rd1 Qe7 12. Bb2 O-O 13. Rc1 Bb7 14. Ne5 Nb4 15. Bxb7 Rxb7 16. Nc6 Nxc6 17. Rxc6 e5 18. dxe5 Bxe5 19. Bxe5 Qxe5 20. Raxa6 Rd8 21. Ra2 h5 22. Nd2 h4 23. Nf3 Qe4 24. Rc1 h3 25. Rac2 Nd5 26. Ne1 Nb4 27. Rd2 Rxd2 28. Qxd2 Ra7 29. Qd7 Ra8 30. Qxh3 Nd3 31. Nxd3 Qxd3 32. b4 Qd2 33. Qf1 Qxb4 34. Rb1 Qc3 35. Qxb5 Ra1 36. Qe8+ Kh7 37. Rxa1 Qxa1+ 38. Kg2 Qf6 39. Qd7 c6 40. h4 g6 41. g4 Kg8 42. g5 Qc3 43. Qd8+ Kh7 44. Qd4 Qc2 45. Qf4 Kg8 46. e4 c5 47. Qb8+ Kh7 48. Qe8 Kg7 49. Qe5+ Kg8 50. Qd5 c4 51. h5 Qd3 52. hxg6  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2764) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) [A14]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (2.2), 2018-06-12
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. b3 c5 7. Bb2 Nc6 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nc3 b6 10. Nxd5 exd5 11. d4 Be6 12. Qb1 a5 13. Rd1 Ra7 14. Bc3 a4 15. bxa4 Rxa4 16. Qb5 Rc4 17. Rac1 Bf6 18. Qxc6 cxd4 19. Bxd4 Rxc6 20. Rxc6 Qa8 21. Rxb6 Qa4 22. Rd2 Rc8 23. h4 Bd8 24. Rb3 h6 25. Kh2 Bf5 26. Rdb2 Bc7 27. Be5 Bxe5 28. Nxe5 Qe8 29. Nf3 Be4 30. Bh3 Ra8 31. Nd4 Qe5 32. e3 g5 33. h5 Ra6 34. Rb6 Rxb6 35. Rxb6 Qc7 36. Rxh6 Qa5 37. Bg2 Qxa2 38. Bxe4 dxe4 39. Kg2 Kg7 40. Rd6 g4 41. Nf5+ Kh7 42. Rf6 Qb3 43. Nh6 Qd5 44. Nxf7 Kg7 45. Rf4 Kh7 46. h6 Kg6 47. Rxg4+ Kxf7 48. h7 Qh5 49. Rh4 Qf3+ 50. Kg1 Qd1+ 51. Kh2 Qe2 52. h8=Q Qxf2+ 53. Kh3 Qf5+ 54. Kg2 Qf3+ 55. Kg1 Qxe3+ 56. Kf1 Qf3+ 57. Ke1 Qxg3+ 58. Kd2 Qd3+ 59. Kc1 Qc4+ 60. Kb2 Qb4+ 61. Kc2 Qc5+ 62. Kd1 Qg1+ 63. Ke2 Qg2+ 64. Ke3 Qf3+ 65. Kd4 Qd3+ 66. Ke5 Qc3+ 67. Kf5 Qc5+ 68. Qe5 Qc8+ 69. Kg5 Qd8+ 70. Kh5 Qd1+ 71. Rg4  1 – 0 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2782) – Grischuk, Alexander (2766) [C53]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (2.3), 2018-06-12
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. O-O a6 7. a4 h6 8. Re1 O-O 9. Nbd2 a5 10. Nf1 Be6 11. b3 d5 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bd2 Bd6 14. Ng3 Re8 15. h3 Rb8 16. Qc2 Qf6 17. Re2 Re7 18. Rae1 Rbe8 19. Kh2 g5 20. Bb5 Bd7 21. Qc1 Nf4 22. Bxf4 gxf4 23. Ne4 Qg7 24. g3 fxg3+ 25. fxg3 f5 26. Nxd6 cxd6 27. Nh4 Qg5 28. Ng2 Qh5 29. Re3 Rg7 30. Qd1 Qg5 31. Qf3 Rf8 32. Rf1 f4 33. gxf4 exf4 34. d4 Rf6 35. Re4 Qg3+ 36. Qxg3 fxg3+ 37. Kg1 Rxf1+ 38. Bxf1 Bxh3 39. Bc4+ Kh7 40. Nf4 Bf5 41. Re3 Rg5 42. Ne2 g2 43. Nf4 Rg4 44. Nxg2 Kg7 45. Be2 Rg6 46. Kf2 Re6 47. Rg3+ Rg6 48. Nh4  1 – 0 (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2816) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [A78]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (2.4), 2018-06-12
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. e3 O-O 5. Be2 c5 6. d5 d6 7. Nc3 e6 8. O-O exd5 9. cxd5 Na6 10. Nd2 Re8 11. e4 Rb8 12. a4 Nb4 13. f3 Nd7 14. Kh1 a6 15. a5 b5 16. axb6 Nxb6 17. Nb3 Bd7 18. Bf4 Qe7 19. Qd2 c4 20. Na5 Rec8 21. Rfd1 h5 22. Be3 h4 23. h3 f5 24. Nc6 Bxc6 25. dxc6 Rxc6 26. Ra5 fxe4 27. fxe4 Nd3 28. Rxa6 Qb7 29. Ra5 Nd7 30. Nd5 N7c5 31. Bxc5 Rxc5 32. Bxd3 Rxa5 33. Bxc4 Rc5 34. b3 Rxc4 35. bxc4 Qb3 36. Ne3 Rf8 37. Qe2 Rf4 38. Ng4 Rxe4 39. Qxe4 Qxd1+ 40. Kh2 Qd4 41. Qxd4 Bxd4 42. g3 hxg3+ 43. Kxg3 Kf7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri, Anish (2782) – Anand, Viswanathan (2759) [C82]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (2.5), 2018-06-12
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. c3 Bc5 10. Qd3 O-O 11. Be3 f6 12. exf6 Qxf6 13. Nbd2 Nxd2 14. Qxd2 Bxe3 15. fxe3 Na5 16. Bxd5 Nc4 17. Bxc4 Bxc4 18. Rf2 Rad8 19. Nd4 Qg6 20. Rxf8+ Rxf8 21. b3 Bd3 22. Ne6 Qxe6 23. Qxd3 c5 24. e4 Re8 25. Re1 Qe5 26. c4 h6 27. Qd5+ Kh7 28. Qxe5 Rxe5 29. cxb5 axb5 30. Kf2 Kg6 31. Ke3 Re7 32. Rc1 Rc7 33. a4 bxa4 34. bxa4 Kf6 35. a5 c4 36. a6 c3 37. Ra1 Rc8 38. a7 c2 39. Kd2 Ke5 40. Kc1 Ra8 41. Ra4  1 – 0 (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) – So, Wesley (2778) [E21]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (3.1), 2018-06-12
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 O-O 5. Bg5 c5 6. e3 cxd4 7. exd4 h6 8. Bh4 d5 9. Be2 dxc4 10. O-O Nc6 11. Bxc4 Be7 12. Rc1 b6 13. a3 Bb7 14. Re1 Nh5 15. Bg3 Nxg3 16. hxg3 Bf6 17. d5 Na5 18. Ba2 Bxc3 19. Rxc3 Bxd5 20. Bxd5 Qxd5 21. Qxd5 exd5 22. Rd1 Nc4 23. Rxd5 Nxb2 24. Rc7 Rad8 25. Rxd8 Rxd8 26. Ne5 a5 27. Nxf7 Rd5 28. f4 Nd3 29. Re7 b5 30. Ne5 Nxe5 31. fxe5 Rd3 32. e6 Kf8 33. Rb7 Rxa3 34. Rxb5 a4 35. Rb4 Ke7 36. Re4 h5 37. g4 h4 38. g5 Ra1+ 39. Kh2 a3 40. Rxh4 Kxe6 41. Ra4 g6 42. Kg3 Kf5 43. Ra5+ Ke4 44. Ra6 Kf5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) – Karjakin, Sergey (2782) [C65]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (3.2), 2018-06-12
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. h3 O-O 7. Nc3 Nd7 8. Be3 Re8 9. Ne2 Bb4+ 10. Nd2 Nf8 11. a3 Bd6 12. O-O Ng6 13. Nc4 Be6 14. Nxd6 cxd6 15. f4 exf4 16. Nxf4 d5 17. Nxg6 hxg6 18. e5 d4 19. Bf4 c5 20. Qd2 Qd5 21. Rae1 c4 22. Rd1 Red8 23. Bg5 Rdc8 24. dxc4 Rxc4 25. b3 Rc5 26. Be7 Rc7 27. Bd6 Rc3 28. Bb4 Rc6 29. c4 Qxe5 30. Rde1 Qc7 31. Qxd4 Qb6 32. c5 Qd8 33. Qe3 Qd5 34. Rd1 Qxb3 35. Rd3 Qc4 36. Rf4 Qb5 37. Kh2 a5 38. a4 Qxb4 39. Rxb4 axb4 40. Qd2 Rxc5 41. Rd8+ Rxd8 42. Qxd8+ Kh7 43. Qb6 Rc8 44. Qxb7 b3 45. a5 Rc2 46. a6 Ra2 47. a7 b2 48. a8=Q Rxa8 49. Qxb2 Ra4 50. Qe5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) – Giri, Anish (2782) [D31]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (3.3), 2018-06-12
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Be7 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bf4 c6 6. e3 Bf5 7. f3 Bg6 8. Bd3 Nf6 9. g4 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 O-O 11. Nge2 Nbd7 12. h4 Ne8 13. h5 Bd6 14. Kf2 b5 15. Rac1 a5 16. a4 b4 17. Nb1 Rc8 18. Nd2 Bxf4 19. Nxf4 Nd6 20. b3 Re8 21. Rc2 Nb8 22. Nf1 Qf6 23. Ng3 g5 24. hxg6 fxg6 25. Rc5 Nb7 26. Rcc1 Nd6 27. Rc5 Nb7 28. Rcc1 Nd6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2766) – Caruana, Fabiano (2816) [C42]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (3.4), 2018-06-12
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Bd3 d5 6. O-O Be7 7. Re1 Nd6 8. Nc3 c6 9. b3 O-O 10. Ba3 Bg4 11. h3 Bh5 12. Qe2 Bf6 13. Qe3 Re8 14. Qf4 Bxf3 15. Bxd6 Bh5 16. Bc7 Qc8 17. Bf5 Rxe1+ 18. Rxe1 Qf8 19. Bd6 Qd8 20. Qb4 Nd7 21. Qxb7 Nb6 22. Qxc6 Bg6 23. Bc7 Qf8 24. Bxg6 hxg6 25. Nxd5 Nxd5 26. Qxd5 Kh7 27. Bd6 Qd8 28. c4 Rc8 29. b4 Qd7 30. c5 Qa4 31. Qb3 Qd7 32. Re4 Qf5 33. d3 Kg8 34. Qc4 Qh5 35. Re1 Qg5 36. Qg4  1 – 0 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2759) – Aronian, Levon (2764) [C67]
GCT Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (3.5), 2018-06-12
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. Nc3 Ne8 10. Nd5 Bd6 11. Re1 c6 12. Ne3 Be7 13. c4 Nc7 14. d4 d5 15. cxd5 Nxd5 16. Nxd5 cxd5 17. Bf4 Be6 18. Qb3 Bf6 19. Be5 Bxe5 20. Rxe5 Qb6 21. Qxb6 axb6 22. Re3 Rfc8 23. Rb3 Rc6 24. Bb5 Rc7 25. Bd3 Rc6 26. Kf1 g6 27. a3 Rac8 28. Ke2 Kf8 29. Kd2 Ke7 30. Re1 Kd8 31. h4 h5 32. g3 Bd7 33. Re5 Rd6 34. Rc3 Rcc6 35. Be2 Be6 36. Bb5 Rc7 37. Ree3 Rxc3 38. Kxc3 Kc7 39. Bd3 Rc6+ 40. Kb4 Kd6 41. Re1 Bd7 42. Bb5 Rc8 43. Bxd7 Kxd7 44. Re2 Rc4+ 45. Kb5 Rxd4 46. Kxb6 Rd3 47. Kc5 f6 48. a4 g5 49. hxg5 fxg5 50. Re5 b6+ 51. Kxb6 Kd6 52. Rxg5 Rb3+ 53. Ka6 Rxb2 54. Rxh5  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Fabiano Caruana wins the Altibox Norway Chess 2018

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

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2822 5
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2843 4.5
3 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2769 4.5
4 Anand, Viswanatan IND 2760 4.5
5 So, Wesley USA 2778 4
6 Aronian, Levon ARM 2764 4
7 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2808 3.5
8 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 3
9 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2782 3

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) – Carlsen, Magnus (2843) [C84]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (9.1), 2018-06-07
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 Ng4 14. Bd2 Nf6 15. Bg5 Ng4 16. Bd2 Nf6 17. Bg5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2822) – So, Wesley (2778) [C65]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (9.2), 2018-06-07
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O Nd4 6. Nxd4 Bxd4 7. Ba4 c6 8. c3 Bb6 9. Na3 d6 10. Bc2 Be6 11. Qe2 h6 12. Kh1 g5 13. Nc4 Bc7 14. Ne3 d5 15. Re1 Qe7 16. a4 O-O-O 17. Rb1 d4 18. Nf1 Bb6 19. Bd2 Bg4 20. f3 Be6 21. Ng3 Rhg8 22. b4 g4 23. a5 dxc3 24. Bxc3 Bd4 25. Bxd4 Rxd4 26. b5 c5 27. Bb3 h5 28. Nf5 Bxf5 29. exf5 Re8 30. Rbc1 gxf3 31. Qxf3 Red8 32. Bc4 e4 33. dxe4 Qe5 34. Bxf7 Rd3 35. Qf2 R8d4 36. Bd5 Kd7 37. b6 axb6 38. axb6 Ng4 39. Qg1 Kd8 40. h3 Rxh3+ 41. gxh3 Rd3 42. Qg2 Rg3 43. hxg4 Rxg2 44. Kxg2 h4 45. Kf3 Qg3+ 46. Ke2 h3 47. Rg1 Qh4 48. e5  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2764) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) [D37]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (9.3), 2018-06-07
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 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 Qd8 18. bxc5 Nde6 19. O-O Nxc5 20. Qb1 Nge6 21. Nf3 Nf8 22. Rd2 Rc8 23. Rfd1 Qd6 24. Nc3 Qg6 25. Rd5 Qxb1 26. Rxb1 f6 27. Nb5 Ne4 28. Nd2 Nxd2 29. Rxd2 Re7 30. Nxa7 Rxc4 31. Nb5 Rd7 32. Rxd7 Nxd7 33. Nd6 Rc3 34. Nxb7 Rxa3 35. h3 Ra8 36. Rd1 Nf8 37. Nc5 Rc8 38. Ne4 Rc7 39. Kf1 Ne6 40. Rd6 Kf7 41. Rb6 Nc5 42. Nxc5 Rxc5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2782) – Anand, Viswanathan (2760) [D37]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (9.4), 2018-06-07
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Qc2 Nc6 9. a3 Qa5 10. O-O-O Ne4 11. Nb5 a6 12. Nc7 e5 13. Rxd5 exf4 14. Qxe4 Qxc7 15. Rxc5 fxe3 16. Bd3 g6 17. fxe3 Be6 18. Qh4 Rae8 19. Be4 Qb6 20. Qh6 f5 21. Ng5 Rf7 22. Bd5 Bxd5 23. Rxd5 Qxe3+ 24. Kb1 Rfe7 25. Rhd1 Qe2 26. h4 Ne5 27. Nf3 Qe4+ 28. Ka2 Qxc4+ 29. Ka1 Ng4 30. Qc1 Qxc1+ 31. Rxc1 Kg7 32. h5 Nf6  0 – 1 (view game)

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Altibox Norway Chess 2018 Round 8

Posted by 365Chess.com on June 6, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2843 4
2 So, Wesley USA 2778 4
3 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2769 4
4 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2822 4
5 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2808 3.5
6 Aronian, Levon ARM 2764 3.5
7 Anand, Viswanatan IND 2760 3.5
8 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2782 3
9 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 2.5

Carlsen, Magnus (2843) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) [C83]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (8.1), 2018-06-06
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. c3 Be7 10. Re1 O-O 11. Nbd2 Nxd2 12. Qxd2 Qd7 13. Qd3 Rad8 14. Bc2 g6 15. Bh6 Rfe8 16. Rad1 d4 17. Nxd4 Nxd4 18. Qxd4 Qxd4 19. Rxd4 Rxd4 20. cxd4 c5 21. dxc5 Bxc5 22. b3 a5 23. h3 b4 24. Rd1 Rc8 25. Rd2 Be7 26. Bd1 Rc5 27. Bf4 g5 28. Bg3 Kg7 29. f4 Rc1 30. Kh2 Bc5 31. fxg5 Be3 32. Rd3 Bxg5 33. h4 Bf5 34. Rf3 Bg4 35. hxg5 Rxd1 36. Rf2 Be6 37. Bf4 Rd3 38. Rf3 Rxf3 39. gxf3 Bf5 40. e6 fxe6 41. Bc7 Bb1 42. Bxa5 Bxa2 43. Bxb4 Bxb3 44. Bc3+ Kg6 45. f4 Kf7 46. Kg3 Kg6 47. Be5 Kf7 48. Bc3 Kg6 49. Be5 Kf7 50. Bc3 Kg6  ½ – ½ (view game)

So, Wesley (2778) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [B92]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (8.2), 2018-06-06
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 h6 10. Be3 Ng4 11. Bc1 Ngf6 12. Nd2 Nc5 13. O-O Qc7 14. a5 Be6 15. Re1 O-O 16. Bf3 Rad8 17. Nd5 Nxd5 18. exd5 Bf5 19. b4 Nd7 20. c4 Bg5 21. Be2 e4 22. Nb3 Bf6 23. Nd4 Bg6 24. Be3 Ne5 25. Qb3 Nd3 26. Red1 Rfe8 27. Ra2 Qe7 28. Nc2 Rc8 29. Ne1 Bg5 30. Bxg5 hxg5 31. Raa1 Qc7 32. Nxd3 exd3 33. Bxd3 Bxd3 34. Qxd3 Qxc4 35. Qd2 Re2 36. Qxg5 Qxb4 37. h3 Re5 38. Qd2 Qxd2 39. Rxd2 Rc5 40. Rb2 Re7 41. Rab1 Rxa5 42. Rxb7 Rxb7 43. Rxb7 Rxd5 44. Kf1 g6 45. Ke2 Kg7 46. h4 a5 47. Ra7 Kf6 48. g4 Rd4 49. h5 a4 50. f3 gxh5 51. gxh5 Rh4 52. h6 Rxh6 53. Rxa4 Ke5 54. Re4+ Kf5 55. Rd4 Re6+ 56. Kd3 f6 57. Kd2 Kg6 58. Rg4+ Kf7 59. Rf4 Re5 60. Rd4 d5 61. Ra4 Kg6 62. Ra6 Kf5 63. Rd6 Re6 64. Rxd5+ Kf4 65. Kd3 Kxf3 66. Rf5+ Kg4 67. Rf1 f5 68. Rg1+ Kf4 69. Rf1+ Kg5 70. Rg1+ Kf6 71. Rf1 Re8 72. Kd4 Re5 73. Rh1 Re2 74. Kd3 Re8 75. Rf1 Kg5 76. Rg1+ Kh4 77. Rf1 Kg4 78. Rg1+ Kh3 79. Rf1 Re5 80. Kd4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2760) – Caruana, Fabiano (2822) [C42]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (8.3), 2018-06-06
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d3 Nf6 6. d4 d5 7. Bd3 Bd6 8. O-O O-O 9. Bg5 h6 10. Bh4 Nc6 11. c3 g5 12. Bg3 Ne4 13. Bxd6 cxd6 14. Nfd2 f5 15. Na3 Be6 16. Nc2 Nxd2 17. Qxd2 f4 18. Rae1 Qf6 19. f3 Rf7 20. Re2 Raf8 21. Ne1 Ne7 22. Bc2 a5 23. Bb3 Rg7 24. Qd3 Bd7 25. a4 Kh8 26. Qd2 h5 27. Nd3 Nf5 28. Bxd5 Ne3 29. Rxe3 fxe3 30. Qxe3 Bxa4 31. Ra1 Re7 32. Qd2 Bb5 33. Rxa5 Bxd3 34. Qxd3 Re1+ 35. Kf2 Rfe8 36. Ra8 Qf4 37. Rxe8+ Rxe8 38. Qd1 Qxh2 39. Qd2 Qh4+ 40. Kf1 Qh1+ 41. Kf2 Qh4+ 42. Kf1 Ra8 43. Ke2 Ra1 44. Kd3 b5 45. c4 bxc4+ 46. Kxc4 Qf4 47. Qe2 Qc1+ 48. Kb5 Qc8 49. Kb6 Qb8+ 50. Kc6 Rc1+  0 – 1 (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) – Karjakin, Sergey (2782) [A29]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (8.4), 2018-06-06
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 exf3 10. Nxf3 d5 11. d4 dxc4 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bxf6 Qxf6 14. Nd2 Qe7 15. e4 Na5 16. e5 Be6 17. Ne4 Rad8 18. Qh5 b5 19. Nf6+ Kh8 20. d5 Bxd5 21. Bxd5 Rxd5 22. Nxe8 Rxe5 23. Qxf7 Qxe8 24. Qxe8+ Rxe8 25. Rae1 Rxe1 26. Rxe1 c5 27. Kf2 b4 28. Ke3 bxc3 29. Rc1 Nc6 30. Rxc3 Nb4 31. Rxc4 Nxa2 32. Rxc5 Nb4 33. Ke4 Kh7 34. Rc4 a5 35. Rc5 a4 36. Ra5 Nc6 37. Rxa4 Nd8 38. Ra6 Nf7 39. Kf5 Nh8 40. h4 Nf7 41. g4  1 – 0 (view game)

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Altibox Norway Chess 2018 Round 7

Posted by 365Chess.com on June 5, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 So, Wesley USA 2778 3.5
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2843 3.5
3 Aronian, Levon ARM 2764 3.5
4 Anand, Viswanatan IND 2760 3.5
5 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2769 3
6 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2808 3
7 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2822 3
8 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2782 3
9 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 2

Caruana, Fabiano (2822) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) [A18]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (7.1), 2018-06-05
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 d5 4. e5 d4 5. exf6 dxc3 6. bxc3 Qxf6 7. Bd3 Bd7 8. Nf3 Bc6 9. Bc2 Bxf3 10. Qxf3 Qxf3 11. gxf3 Nc6 12. Rb1 O-O-O 13. d4 g6 14. Ke2 e5 15. Bg5 Rd6 16. c5 Rd7 17. Bf6 Rg8 18. dxe5 Bxc5 19. Be4 Be7 20. Rxb7 Kxb7 21. Rb1+ Kc8 22. Bxc6 Bxf6 23. Bxd7+ Kxd7 24. exf6 Re8+ 25. Kd3 Re6 26. Rb4 Rxf6 27. Ke3 Re6+ 28. Kd3 Rf6 29. Ke3 Re6+ 30. Kd3 Rf6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2782) – Aronian, Levon (2764) [D38]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (7.2), 2018-06-05
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 Bd7 11. Bxc4 Bxc3 12. bxc3 Rfd8 13. Qa3 Qe7 14. Qxe7 Nxe7 15. Rab1 b6 16. Ne5 Be8 17. e4 Nc8 18. f3 Nd6 19. Be2 Kf8 20. Kf2 Rac8 21. Nd3 Nb7 22. Nf4 c5 23. Ba6 Rc7 24. Bxb7 Rxb7 25. dxc5 Rd2+ 26. Kg3 Rxa2 27. cxb6 Rxb6 28. Rxb6 axb6 29. c4 b5 30. cxb5 g5 31. Nd3 Bxb5 32. Rf2 Rxf2 33. Nxf2 f5 34. exf5 exf5 35. h4 f4+ 36. Kg4 Bf1 37. hxg5 hxg5 38. Kxg5 Bxg2 39. Kxf4 Bxf3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) – Anand, Viswanathan (2760) [C83]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (7.3), 2018-06-05
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. c3 Be7 10. Nbd2 O-O 11. Re1 Nc5 12. Nd4 Nxd4 13. cxd4 Nd3 14. Re3 Nf4 15. Nf3 Bg4 16. h3 Bh5 17. Rc3 Ne6 18. g4 Bg6 19. Be3 a5 20. Bc2 Bb4 21. Rb3 f5 22. exf6 Bxc2 23. Qxc2 Qxf6 24. Ne5 c5 25. Nd7 Qf7 26. Nxf8 Rxf8 27. Qf5 cxd4 28. Qxf7+ Rxf7 29. Rxb4 axb4 30. Bd2 b3 31. axb3 Rf3 32. b4 Rd3 33. Re1 Kf7 34. Bc1 Rxh3 35. Re5 Rd3 36. Kf1 Rd1+ 37. Re1 Rxe1+ 38. Kxe1 g6 39. f4 Nd8 40. g5 Ke6  0 – 1 (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) – So, Wesley (2778) [E06]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (7.4), 2018-06-05
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Rd1 Bc6 10. Bg5 b5 11. Bxf6 Bxf6 12. Nc3 Qe8 13. e4 g6 14. h4 Nd7 15. axb5 axb5 16. Rxa8 Qxa8 17. d5 exd5 18. exd5 Bb7 19. Nxb5 Qa5 20. Nc3 Nb6 21. d6 cxd6 22. Rxd6 Be7 23. Rd1 Bf6 24. Rd6 Be7 25. Rd1 Bf6 26. Rd6 Be7  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Altibox Norway Chess 2018 Round 6

Posted by 365Chess.com on June 3, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2843 3.5
2 So, Wesley USA 2778 3
3 Aronian, Levon ARM 2764 3
4 Anand, Viswanatan IND 2760 2.5
5 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2769 2.5
6 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2782 2.5
7 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2822 2.5
8 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2808 2.5
9 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 1

So, Wesley (2778) – Carlsen, Magnus (2843) [D10]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (6.1), 2018-06-03
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. cxd5 cxd5 4. Bf4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Nf3 a6 7. Rc1 Bf5 8. e3 Rc8 9. Be2 e6 10. O-O Nd7 11. Na4 Be7 12. h3 O-O 13. a3 Na5 14. Nc5 Nc4 15. b4 Nxc5 16. dxc5 Nxa3 17. Nd4 Be4 18. f3 Bg6 19. Qb3 Nc4 20. Bxc4 dxc4 21. Qxc4 Qe8 22. Bg3 e5 23. Nb3 Bd8 24. Qd5 Qb5 25. Bxe5 Be7 26. Qd2 Rfd8 27. Bd6 Bf6 28. e4 h6 29. Nd4 Bxd4+ 30. Qxd4 Re8 31. Rfe1 Kh7 32. g4 f6 33. f4 Qc6 34. f5 Bf7 35. h4 Ra8 36. Rc2 a5 37. g5 Bh5 38. g6+ Kh8 39. b5 Qxb5 40. Rb2 Qc6 41. Rb6 Qc8 42. Qd5 a4 43. Rxb7 Rg8 44. c6  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2764) – Caruana, Fabiano (2822) [D37]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (6.2), 2018-06-03
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. e4 Bb4 6. Bxc4 Nxe4 7. O-O Nf6 8. Qa4+ Nc6 9. Ne5 Rb8 10. d5 exd5 11. Nxd5 Nxd5 12. Nxc6 bxc6 13. Qxc6+ Qd7 14. Bxd5 O-O 15. Qxd7 Bxd7 16. Be3 Bd6 17. b3 a5 18. Rfd1 a4 19. Rac1 axb3 20. axb3 Rfe8 21. h3 Be6 22. Bxe6 Rxe6 23. Bc5 Bxc5 24. Rxc5 g6 25. Rxc7 Rxb3 26. Rcd7 Rb8 27. Rd8+ Rxd8 28. Rxd8+ Kg7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [B23]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (6.3), 2018-06-03
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Qxd4 Nc6 5. Qd2 g6 6. b3 Bg7 7. Bb2 Nf6 8. O-O-O O-O 9. Kb1 Qa5 10. Nge2 e5 11. f3 Rd8 12. Nd5 Qxd2 13. Nxf6+ Bxf6 14. Rxd2 Bg5 15. Rd1 Be6 16. Nc3 Nd4 17. Bd3 Rac8 18. Rhf1 Nc6 19. a3 Ne7 20. Ne2 Be3 21. h3 g5 22. a4 f6 23. c4 Ng6 24. Bc1 Bxc1 25. Nxc1 h5 26. Rf2 h4 27. Rfd2 Kf7 28. Ne2 Ke7 29. Kb2 Nf4 30. Nc3 a5 31. Bf1 b6 32. Bd3 Rc5 33. Bc2 Rc7 34. Re1 Rc5 35. Nd1 Rc6 36. Ne3 Rc7 37. Red1 Rc6 38. Bd3 Rc7 39. Bc2 Rc6 40. Bd3 Rc7 41. Bc2 Rc6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2760) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) [C60]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (6.4), 2018-06-03
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. c3 a6 5. Ba4 Bg7 6. O-O Nge7 7. d4 exd4 8. cxd4 b5 9. Bc2 d5 10. exd5 Nxd5 11. Re1+ Be6 12. Bg5 Qd7 13. Nc3 O-O 14. Be4 Rae8 15. Bxd5 Bxd5 16. Ne5 Nxe5 17. dxe5 c6 18. f4 f6 19. Bxf6 Bxf6 20. Nxd5 cxd5 21. exf6 Rxe1+ 22. Qxe1 Rxf6 23. Qd2 d4 24. Rd1 d3 25. Qxd3 Qxd3 26. Rxd3 Rxf4 27. Rd6 Rc4 28. Rxa6 Rc1+ 29. Kf2 Rc2+ 30. Kg1 Rc1+ 31. Kf2 Rc2+ 32. Kg1 Rc1+  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Altibox Norway Chess 2018 Round 5

Posted by 365Chess.com on June 2, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2843 3.5
2 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2782 2.5
3 Aronian, Levon ARM 2764 2.5
4 Anand, Viswanatan IND 2760 2
5 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2769 2
6 So, Wesley USA 2778 2
7 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2822 2
8 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2808 2
9 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 1.5

Carlsen, Magnus (2843) – Anand, Viswanathan (2760) [A33]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (5.1), 2018-06-02
1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. a3 Be7 7. e4 O-O 8. Nf3 Qa5 9. Bd2 Qh5 10. Be2 d5 11. cxd5 exd5 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. O-O Nf6 14. Nd4 Qc5 15. Nxc6 Qxc6 16. Bf3 Qa6 17. Re1 Be6 18. Qe2 Qxe2 19. Nxe2 Bg4 20. Bxg4 Nxg4 21. h3 Ne5 22. Nf4 Nc6 23. Nd5 Bd6 24. Bc3 f6 25. Rad1 Rad8 26. Rd2 Kf7 27. Red1 Bb8 28. Kf1 Rfe8 29. Nb4 Rxd2 30. Rxd2 Bf4 31. Rd1 Rd8 32. Rxd8 Nxd8 33. Ke2 Bd6 34. Nc2 Nc6 35. Nd4 Nxd4+ 36. Bxd4 a6 37. Kd3 Ke6 38. Be3 Kd5 39. f3 b5 40. Bd2 f5 41. Be1 g6 42. Bd2 Be7 43. Be1 Bd6 44. Bd2 Be7 45. Be1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2822) – Karjakin, Sergey (2782) [A28]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (5.2), 2018-06-02
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. e3 Bb4 5. Qc2 Bxc3 6. Qxc3 Qe7 7. b3 O-O 8. Bb2 Re8 9. a3 a5 10. h3 b6 11. Be2 Bb7 12. O-O d5 13. cxd5 Nxd5 14. Qc2 e4 15. Nh2 Qg5 16. f4 exf3 17. Nxf3 Qg3 18. Rf2 Rad8 19. Bc4 Nf6 20. Bxf6 gxf6 21. Raf1 Rd6 22. b4 axb4 23. axb4 Re7 24. b5 Ne5 25. Nd4 Bc8 26. Kh1 Kg7 27. Be2 Kh8 28. Qc3 Kg7 29. Bd1 Kg8 30. Bc2 Qh4 31. Rf4 Qg3 32. Bf5 Bb7 33. Be4 Bc8 34. Qa3 Kg7 35. Qa8 Bxh3 36. gxh3 Qxh3+ 37. Kg1 Rxd4 38. Bg2 Qg3 39. Rxd4 Ng4 40. Rf3 Qe1+ 41. Bf1  1 – 0 (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) [E32]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (5.3), 2018-06-02
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 d5 7. Bg5 dxc4 8. Qxc4 b6 9. Rd1 Ba6 10. Qa4 h6 11. Bh4 Qe7 12. Nf3 Rd8 13. e3 Bxf1 14. Rxf1 c5 15. dxc5 Rxd1+ 16. Qxd1 g5 17. Bg3 Qxc5 18. Qd8+ Kg7 19. Be5 Qc1+ 20. Ke2 Qc4+ 21. Ke1 Qc1+ 22. Ke2 Qc4+ 23. Ke1 Qc1+ 24. Ke2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) – Aronian, Levon (2764) [E21]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (5.4), 2018-06-02
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 c5 5. g3 cxd4 6. Nxd4 O-O 7. Bg2 d5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Qb3 Nc6 10. Nxc6 bxc6 11. O-O Rb8 12. Qc2 Ba6 13. Rd1 Bxc3 14. bxc3 Qa5 15. Bb2 Bc4 16. Rd4 Qa6 17. e4 Nb6 18. a4 e5 19. Rd2 Qa5 20. Rd6 c5 21. Bh3 Nc8 22. Rd2 Nb6 23. Rd6 Nc8 24. Rd2 Nb6 25. Rd6  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Altibox Norway Chess 2018 Round 4

Posted by 365Chess.com on June 1, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2843 3
2 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2782 2.5
3 So, Wesley USA 2778 2
4 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2769 2
5 Anand, Viswanatan IND 2760 2
6 Aronian, Levon ARM 2764 2
7 Ding, Liren CHN 2791 1.5
8 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2808 1.5
9 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 1.5
10 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2822 1

Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) – Carlsen, Magnus (2843) [D55]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (4.1), 2018-06-01
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. e3 Nbd7 8. Be2 dxc4 9. Bxc4 a6 10. a4 c5 11. O-O cxd4 12. Nxd4 Nb6 13. Be2 Nbd5 14. Nxd5 Nxd5 15. Bxe7 Qxe7 16. Qb3 b6 17. Bf3 Bb7 18. Nf5 exf5 19. Bxd5 Bxd5 20. Qxd5 Qf6 21. Qb3 Rad8 22. Rfd1 Rxd1+ 23. Rxd1 Rd8 24. Rxd8+ Qxd8 25. g3 g6 26. h4 h5 27. Qc4 a5 28. b3 Qd1+ 29. Kg2 Qd7 30. Kf1 Qd1+ 31. Kg2 Qd7 32. Kf1 Qd1+ 33. Kg2 Qd7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2764) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) [D87]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (4.2), 2018-06-01
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Bc4 c5 8. Ne2 O-O 9. O-O Nc6 10. Be3 Na5 11. Bd3 b6 12. Rc1 e5 13. dxc5 Be6 14. c4 bxc5 15. Bxc5 Bh6 16. Rc3 Re8 17. Qc2 Qc7 18. Ba3 Rab8 19. h3 Red8 20. Bc1 Bf8 21. Bg5 Rd7 22. c5 h6 23. Be3 Nc6 24. Bc4 Nd4 25. Bxd4 exd4 26. Bxe6 dxc3 27. Bxd7 Qxd7 28. Nxc3 Qd4 29. c6 Qc4 30. Rc1 Qxc6 31. Nd5 Qxc2 32. Rxc2 Rb1+ 33. Kh2 Kg7 34. f4 Re1 35. e5 g5 36. g3 Rd1 37. Ne3 Rd3 38. Ng4 Be7 39. f5 Bd8 40. f6+ Kh7 41. e6 fxe6 42. Rf2 Bc7 43. f7 Bxg3+ 44. Kg2 Bd6 45. f8=Q Bxf8 46. Rxf8 Ra3 47. Rf2 Kg6 48. Re2 Kh5 49. Nf6+ Kg6 50. Ne4 e5 51. Rc2 Kf5 52. Ng3+ Ke6 53. Rf2 Kd5 54. Nf5 Ra6 55. Kf3 Ra3+ 56. Kg4 h5+ 57. Kxh5 Rxh3+ 58. Kxg5 e4 59. Kg4 Ra3 60. Re2 Ke5 61. Ng3 Ra4 62. Kh3 Kf4 63. Kg2 e3 64. Rb2 Ra3 65. Ne2+ Ke4 66. Kf1 Kd3 67. Ke1 Ra6 68. Kd1 Rh6 69. Rb3+ Ke4 70. Rb4+  1 – 0 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2782) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [D86]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (4.3), 2018-06-01
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Bc4 c5 8. Ne2 Nc6 9. Be3 O-O 10. O-O b6 11. dxc5 Qc7 12. Nd4 Ne5 13. Nb5 Qb8 14. Be2 bxc5 15. Rb1 a6 16. Na3 Qc7 17. f4 Rd8 18. Qc2 Ng4 19. Bxg4 Bxg4 20. f5 gxf5 21. Nc4 e6 22. h3 Bh5 23. exf5 exf5 24. Bg5 f4 25. Qf2 f3 26. Bxd8 Rxd8 27. Qh4 fxg2 28. Rfe1 Bf3 29. Re3 Bc6 30. Rbe1 Rf8 31. Ne5 Bd5 32. Rg3 f6 33. Nd3 Bxa2 34. c4 Qd6 35. Nf4 Qd4+ 36. Kh2 Bxc4 37. Qh6 f5 38. Nh5  1 – 0 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2760) – So, Wesley (2778) [A29]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (4.4), 2018-06-01
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Nb6 7. O-O Be7 8. d3 O-O 9. Be3 Be6 10. Rc1 Nd5 11. Nxd5 Bxd5 12. Qc2 Re8 13. a3 a5 14. Qa4 Bd6 15. Ng5 Bxg2 16. Qc4 Qe7 17. Kxg2 Nd4 18. Ne4 Ne6 19. Qd5 f5 20. Nxd6 Qxd6 21. Qxb7 Rab8 22. Qf3 f4 23. Bd2 Nd4 24. Qe4 Rxb2 25. Bxf4 Nxe2 26. Rc6 Nxf4+ 27. gxf4 Qd7 28. Qc4+ Kh8 29. fxe5 Rc2 30. Qxc2 Qg4+ 31. Kh1 Qf3+ 32. Kg1 Rxe5 33. Rc5 Qg4+ 34. Kh1 Qf3+ 35. Kg1 Qg4+  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Altibox Norway Chess 2018 Round 3

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2843 2.5
2 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2782 1.5
3 Ding, Liren CHN 2791 1.5
4 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2769 1.5
5 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2808 1.5
6 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 1.5
7 So, Wesley USA 2778 1.5
8 Anand, Viswanatan IND 2760 1.5
9 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2822 1
10 Aronian, Levon ARM 2764 1

Carlsen, Magnus (2843) – Aronian, Levon (2764) [C67]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (3.1), 2018-05-30
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. d4 Bf6 10. Re1 Nf5 11. d5 Re8 12. Rxe8+ Qxe8 13. Qd3 d6 14. Nd2 Bg5 15. Nf3 Bxc1 16. Rxc1 Bd7 17. Re1 Qd8 18. Qc4 g6 19. h3 Ng7 20. Re3 a5 21. a4 Ne8 22. Qd4 Ng7 23. g4 c6 24. c4 Ne8 25. Qf4 Kg7 26. Rb3 Rb8 27. Ng5 Nf6 28. Rf3 h6 29. Ne4 Nxe4 30. Qxf7+ Kh8 31. Qxg6  1 – 0 (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) – Caruana, Fabiano (2822) [C42]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (3.2), 2018-05-30
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. Ng5 h6 13. Qf3 Bg6 14. Ne4 Bxh2+ 15. Kxh2 Qh4+ 16. Qh3 Qxh3+ 17. gxh3 Bxe4 18. Rg1 Re8 19. Bxh6 g6 20. Rge1 Nd7 21. Bf1 Bf5 22. c4 Nf6 23. a4 Rad8 24. Bg5 Kg7 25. Rxe8 Rxe8 26. a5 Rd8 27. Be3 a6 28. Ra4 Ng8 29. Rb4 Rd7 30. Bg2 Ne7 31. h4 Be6 32. Be4 Nf5 33. d5 cxd5 34. cxd5 Bxd5 35. Bxf5 gxf5 36. Rd4 Bc6 37. Rxd7 Bxd7 38. h5 Kh7 39. Kg3 Be6 40. Kf4 Bd7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) – Karjakin, Sergey (2782) [C53]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (3.3), 2018-05-30
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. Ng3 Qa5 14. Bxc6 bxc6 15. Nh4 Rfe8 16. Re1 Kh7 17. Qf3 d5 18. exd5 Bxd5 19. Qf5+ g6 20. Nxg6 fxg6 21. Qxf6 Rf8 22. Qh4 g5 23. Bxg5 Rxf2 24. Qxh6+ Kg8 25. Qg6+ Kh8 26. Qh6+ Kg8 27. Qg6+ Kh8 28. Qh6+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2760) – Ding, Liren (2791) [C84]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (3.4), 2018-05-30
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 c5 13. a4 Be6 14. Nxf6+ Bxf6 15. Bxe6 fxe6 16. Re1 Qc7 17. e5 dxe5 18. Nd2 c4 19. Qg4 Qc6 20. axb5 axb5 21. Ne4 Be7 22. g3 b4 23. Qe2 c3 24. Rxa8 Rxa8 25. b3 Ra2 26. Rc1 Qe8 27. Qg4 Qf7 28. Qd1 g6 29. Kg2 Bf8 30. h3 h5 31. Ra1 Ra3 32. Rb1 Ra2 33. Ra1 Ra3 34. Rb1 Ra2 35. Ra1 Ra3  ½ – ½ (view game)

So, Wesley (2778) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) [D56]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (3.5), 2018-05-30
1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. e3 Ne4 8. Bxe7 Qxe7 9. Rc1 c6 10. g4 Rd8 11. Qc2 Nd7 12. Nxe4 dxe4 13. Qxe4 Qb4+ 14. Ke2 e5 15. Qc2 exd4 16. Nxd4 Ne5 17. h3 c5 18. Nf5 Bxf5 19. gxf5 b5 20. Qc3 Nxc4 21. Qxb4 cxb4 22. b3 Nb6 23. e4 Rac8 24. Rxc8 Rxc8 25. Kd2 a6 26. Bd3 Kf8 27. f4 f6 28. Rc1 Rxc1 29. Kxc1 Ke7 30. Kd2 Kd6 31. Be2 Kc5 32. Kd3 Nc8 33. Bh5 Ne7 34. Be8 Nc8 35. Bd7 Ne7 36. h4 Kd6 37. Be8 Kc5 38. Ke3 Nc8 39. Bd7 Ne7 40. Kd3 Kd6 41. Be6 g6 42. Ke3 a5 43. Kd4 Nc6+ 44. Kd3 Ne7 45. Kd4 Nc6+ 46. Ke3 Ne7 47. Kd4  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Altibox Norway Chess 2018 Round 2

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2843 1.5
2 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2808 1
3 Ding, Liren CHN 2791 1
4 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 1
5 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2782 1
6 So, Wesley USA 2778 1
7 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2769 1
8 Aronian, Levon ARM 2764 1
9 Anand, Viswanatan IND 2760 1
10 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2822 0.5

Karjakin, Sergey (2782) – Carlsen, Magnus (2843) [C78]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (2.1), 2018-05-29
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Bc5 6. c3 O-O 7. d4 Ba7 8. dxe5 Nxe4 9. Qd5 Nc5 10. Bc2 Ne7 11. Qd1 d5 12. exd6 Qxd6 13. Qxd6 cxd6 14. Rd1 Bg4 15. Rxd6 Bf5 16. Na3 Ne4 17. Bxe4 Bxe4 18. Rd1 Nf5 19. Nc4 Rfe8 20. Be3 Bxe3 21. Nxe3 Nxe3 22. fxe3 Bxf3 23. gxf3 Rxe3 24. Rd7 Rb8 25. Rad1 Kf8 26. Kf2 Re7 27. Rd8+ Re8 28. Rxb8 Rxb8 29. Rd7 Ke8 30. Rc7 b5 31. Rc6 Ra8 32. c4 Kd7 33. cxb5 axb5 34. Rb6 Rxa2 35. Rxb5 Ra4 36. Kg3 Rd4 37. Rb7+ Ke6 38. Rb6+ Kf5 39. Rb5+ Ke6 40. Rb6+ Kf5 41. Rb5+ Ke6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2822) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) [C42]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (2.2), 2018-05-29
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 b6 9. O-O-O Bb7 10. h4 Nd7 11. Bd3 Re8 12. Kb1 Bf6 13. Rh3 Nc5 14. Bxc5 bxc5 15. g4 c4 16. Bxc4 Re4 17. Qd3 d5 18. Bxd5 Qxd5 19. Qxd5 Bxd5 20. Rxd5 Rxg4 21. Ra5 Rg2 22. a4 Rxf2 23. h5 Rf1+ 24. Ka2 Rf2 25. Kb1 Rf1+ 26. Ka2 Rf2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ding, Liren (2791) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [E60]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (2.3), 2018-05-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. e3 O-O 5. Be2 d6 6. Nc3 Bf5 7. O-O a5 8. d5 Na6 9. Nd4 Bd7 10. e4 Nc5 11. f3 e5 12. dxe6 fxe6 13. Be3 Nh5 14. g3 e5 15. Ndb5 Bh3 16. Rf2 Rf7 17. Qd2 Qf8 18. Bf1 Bxf1 19. Raxf1 Rd8 20. Ne2 c6 21. Nbc3 Nf6 22. Rd1 Rfd7 23. b3 Qf7 24. Rff1 Bf8 25. Kg2 d5 26. cxd5 cxd5 27. Nxd5 Nxd5 28. exd5 Rxd5 29. Qc2 Rxd1 30. Rxd1 e4 31. fxe4 Rxd1 32. Qxd1 Nxe4 33. Qd3 Nc5 34. Bxc5 Bxc5 35. Nf4 a4 36. h4 axb3 37. axb3 b6 38. h5 gxh5 39. Qd8+ Kg7 40. Qg5+ Kf8 41. Qd8+ Kg7 42. Qg5+ Kf8 43. Qd8+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2764) – So, Wesley (2778) [E06]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (2.4), 2018-05-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Qxc4 Bc6 10. Bg5 Bd5 11. Qc2 Be4 12. Qd1 h6 13. Bxf6 Bxf6 14. Nc3 Bxf3 15. Bxf3 Qxd4 16. Bxb7 Ra7 17. Bg2 Nd7 18. Ne4 c5 19. Rb1 Qxd1 20. Rfxd1 Rb8 21. b3 Be7 22. e3 c4 23. bxc4 Rxb1 24. Rxb1 Rc7 25. c5 Nxc5 26. Rc1 f5 27. Nxc5 Rxc5 28. Rb1 Kf7 29. Rb6 a5 30. Bc6 Bd8 31. Ra6 Ke7 32. Kg2 g5 33. h3 Bc7 34. Bb5 Rc3 35. Ra8 Rc2 36. Ra6 h5 37. Rc6 Rxc6 38. Bxc6 h4 39. gxh4 gxh4 40. e4 Kd6 41. Bb7 Ke7 42. Bc6 Kd6 43. Bb7 Ke7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) – Anand, Viswanathan (2760) [D37]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (2.5), 2018-05-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. cxd5 exd5 6. h3 O-O 7. Bf4 c5 8. dxc5 Bxc5 9. e3 Nc6 10. Be2 d4 11. exd4 Bxd4 12. O-O Bxc3 13. bxc3 h6 14. Qb3 Ne4 15. Qc2 Re8 16. Bd3 Nc5 17. Bh7+ Kh8 18. Be3 Qa5 19. Nd2 Na4 20. Nc4 Qxc3 21. Nd6 Re7 22. Qxa4 Kxh7 23. Rac1 Qf6 24. Nxc8 Rxc8 25. Bxa7 Nxa7 26. Rxc8 Nxc8 27. Qc2+ Qg6 28. Qxc8 Re2 29. Qxb7 Rxa2 30. Qb1 Qxb1 31. Rxb1 h5 32. h4 g6 33. g3 Ra3 34. Kg2 Ra2 35. Rb7 Kg7 36. Rc7 Kf6 37. Rb7 Kg7 38. Rc7 Kf6 39. Rb7 Ke5  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Altibox Norway Chess 2018 Round 1

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2843 1
2 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2808 0.5
3 Ding, Liren CHN 2791 0.5
4 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 0.5
5 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2782 0.5
6 So, Wesley USA 2778 0.5
7 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2769 0.5
8 Aronian, Levon ARM 2764 0.5
9 Anand, Viswanatan IND 2760 0.5
10 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2822 0

Carlsen, Magnus (2843) – Caruana, Fabiano (2822) [C24]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (1.1), 2018-05-28
1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 c6 4. Nf3 d5 5. Bb3 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Bxd2+ 7. Nbxd2 a5 8. c3 Nbd7 9. exd5 cxd5 10. O-O O-O 11. Re1 Re8 12. Nf1 b5 13. a4 b4 14. cxb4 axb4 15. Ne3 Bb7 16. d4 e4 17. Ne5 Nxe5 18. dxe5 Rxe5 19. Qd4 Re7 20. Rac1 Rd7 21. Red1 h6 22. Rc5 Ra5 23. Rxa5 Qxa5 24. h3 Kh7 25. Rc1 Rc7 26. Rxc7 Qxc7 27. Qxb4 Qc1+ 28. Bd1 Ba6 29. Qd4 Be2 30. Kh2 Bxd1 31. Nxd1 Qc7+ 32. Kg1 Qc1 33. b4 e3 34. fxe3 Ne4 35. Qxd5 Nd2 36. Qf5+ Kh8 37. Qg4 f5 38. Qe2 Ne4 39. Qe1 Qa1 40. a5 Nd6 41. Qd2 Nc4 42. Qd4 Qc1 43. Kf1 Nxe3+ 44. Qxe3 Qxd1+ 45. Kf2 Qc2+ 46. Kg3 g5 47. Qe5+ Kh7 48. Kh2 f4 49. Qd5 Qa4 50. Qf7+ Kh8 51. Qg6 Qxb4 52. Qxh6+ Kg8 53. Qxg5+ Kh7 54. Qh5+ Kg7 55. Qg5+ Kh7 56. h4 Qd6 57. Qh5+ Kg7 58. Qg5+ Kh7 59. h5 f3+ 60. g3 f2 61. Qg6+ Kh8 62. Qxd6 f1=Q 63. Qh6+ Kg8 64. Qe6+ Kh8 65. Qe3 Qb5 66. Qc3+ Kh7 67. g4 Qd5 68. Qc7+ Kg8 69. Kg3 Qe6 70. Qd8+ Kh7 71. Qd3+ Kh8 72. a6 Qe5+ 73. Kh3 Qa1 74. Qd8+ Kh7 75. Qe7+ Kh6 76. Qe3+ Kh7 77. a7  1 – 0 (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [D94]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (1.2), 2018-05-28
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. e3 O-O 6. Bd2 dxc4 7. Bxc4 Nbd7 8. e4 c5 9. d5 Ne8 10. Qe2 a6 11. a4 Nd6 12. Bd3 Ne5 13. Nxe5 Bxe5 14. O-O e6 15. Be3 exd5 16. Nxd5 Be6 17. Bxc5 Bxd5 18. exd5 Re8 19. Qd2 Rc8 20. Be3 Qf6 21. Bg5 Qg7 22. Bh6 Qf6 23. Bg5 Qg7 24. Bh6 Qf6 25. Bg5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) – Ding, Liren (2791) [A18]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (1.3), 2018-05-28
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. e5 Ne4 6. Nf3 Bf5 7. d3 Nxc3 8. bxc3 c5 9. d4 Qa5 10. Bd2 Nc6 11. Be2 Be7 12. O-O O-O 13. a4 Rac8 14. Ra2 a6 15. Rb2 c4 16. Ne1 b5 17. axb5 axb5 18. Bg4 Bxg4 19. Qxg4 h5 20. Qxh5 b4 21. Qg4 Rfe8 22. Nf3 Qa3 23. Rc2 b3 24. Rcc1 Qa2 25. Qf5 Ra8 26. Bg5 Qe2 27. Qd7 Bxg5 28. Nxg5 Ne7 29. e6 f6 30. Nf7 Ng6 31. Nh6+ gxh6 32. Qf7+ Kh8 33. Qxf6+ Kh7 34. Qf7+ Kh8 35. Qf6+ Kh7 36. Qf7+ Kh8 37. Qf6+  ½ – ½ (view game)

So, Wesley (2778) – Karjakin, Sergey (2782) [D02]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (1.4), 2018-05-28
1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7 8. b4 c6 9. a4 Bd6 10. Qc2 e5 11. cxd5 cxd5 12. dxe5 Nxe5 13. Bc3 Re8 14. Nbd2 Nxf3+ 15. Bxf3 Bh3 16. Rfc1 Qe7 17. Qb2 Rad8 18. b5 Ne4 19. Nxe4 dxe4 20. Bg2 Bxg2 21. Kxg2 f6 22. Bd4 Qe6 23. Qa2 Bb8 24. Qxe6+ Rxe6 25. e3 Kf7 26. Ra2 b6 27. Rac2 h5 28. h3 Rh8 29. Kf1 Rd8 30. Ke2 Re7 31. Rc6 Re6 32. R6c4 Re7 33. Bc3 Ree8 34. Bb4 Rd7 35. R1c2 f5 36. Rc1 Be5 37. g4 hxg4 38. hxg4 g6 39. Rg1 Red8 40. Rc6 Rc7 41. Rxc7+ Bxc7 42. Rh1 Rd7 43. gxf5 gxf5 44. Rh6 Be5 45. f3 exf3+ 46. Kxf3 Rd3 47. Ke2 Rb3 48. Bd6 Bxd6 49. Rxd6 Rb4 50. Rd7+ Ke6 51. Rxa7 f4 52. Ra6 Kd5 53. exf4 Rxf4 54. Rxb6 Rxa4 55. Ra6 Rxa6 56. bxa6 Kc6 57. a7 Kb7 58. a8=R Kxa8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2760) – Aronian, Levon (2764) [C65]
6th Norway Chess 2018 Stavanger NOR (1.5), 2018-05-28
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 d5 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. O-O Re8 8. exd5 a6 9. Bxc6 bxc6 10. Ne4 Nxe4 11. dxe4 cxd5 12. Qxd5 Qxd5 13. exd5 e4 14. Nd2 e3 15. fxe3 Bxe3+ 16. Kh1 Bg4 17. Nf3 Bxc1 18. Raxc1 Re2 19. b4 Bxf3 20. Rxf3 Rxa2 21. Kg1 Rd2 22. c4 Rb8 23. b5 axb5 24. cxb5 Rxb5 25. Rxc7 Rb1+ 26. Rf1 Rxf1+ 27. Kxf1 Kf8 28. Rc8+ Ke7 29. Rc7+ Kf8 30. Rc8+ Ke7 31. Rc7+  ½ – ½ (view game)

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Ju Wenjun wins the Women’s World Chess Championship 2018 !!

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

Final Standings

Name Fed Rtg Pts
Ju, Wenjun CHN 2571 5.5
Tan, Zhongyi CHN 2522 4.5

Ju wenjun (0) – Tan zhongyi (0) [A40]
2018 Fide Womens world chess ShangHai (10.1), 2018-05-18
1. d4 g6 2. Nf3 Bg7 3. e4 d6 4. Bc4 e6 5. O-O Ne7 6. a4 Nd7 7. c3 a5 8. Re1 b6 9. Na3 h6 10. Bd3 Bb7 11. Nc4 O-O 12. Qe2 e5 13. dxe5 dxe5 14. b3 Qb8 15. Ba3 c5 16. Rad1 Rd8 17. Bc1 Bc6 18. Bc2 Qc7 19. Na3 g5 20. h4 g4 21. Nh2 h5 22. f3 gxf3 23. Qxf3 Ng6 24. Bg5 f6 25. Qxh5 Ndf8 26. Be3 Be8 27. Qg4 Bd7 28. Qh5 Be6 29. Nb5 Qe7 30. Ng4 Rxd1 31. Rxd1 Rd8 32. Rxd8 Qxd8 33. Nh6+ Bxh6 34. Bxh6 Bf7 35. Qg4 Be6 36. Qg3 Kh7 37. Be3 Qd7 38. Qf2 Qe7 39. g3 Bg4 40. Qd2 Ne6 41. Kh2 Ng7 42. Nd6 Qd7 43. Nc4 Qf7 44. Nd6 Qg8 45. Qf2 Qd8 46. Qd2 Nh5 47. Nf5 Qg8 48. Qd5 Qf8 49. Bh6 Qe8 50. Qb7+ Kg8 51. Ng7 Qe7 52. Qxe7 Nxe7 53. Nxh5 Bxh5 54. Kg2 Kf7 55. Kf2 Nc8 56. Bd2 Nd6 57. b4 Ke7 58. bxa5 bxa5 59. Be3 Nb7 60. Bb3 Kd6 61. Bc4 Nd8 62. Be2 Be8 63. Bd1 Bg6 64. Kf3 Ne6 65. g4 Bf7 66. Bc2 Kc6 67. Kg3 c4 68. h5 Ng5 69. Bxg5 fxg5 70. Kf3  ½ – ½ (view game)

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FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship 2018 Round 9

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

Partial Standings

Name Fed Rtg Pts
Ju, Wenjun CHN 2571 5
Tan, Zhongyi CHN 2522 4

Tan, Zhongyi (2522) – Ju, Wenjun (2571) [E37]
WCh Women 2018 Chongqing/Shanghai CHN (9), 2018-05-16
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 Ne4 7. Qc2 c5 8. dxc5 Nc6 9. Nf3 Qa5+ 10. Bd2 Nxd2 11. Qxd2 dxc4 12. Qxa5 Nxa5 13. e3 b5 14. cxb6 axb6 15. Nd2 b5 16. a4 Nb7 17. Ra3 Rxa4 18. Rxa4 bxa4 19. Bxc4 Bd7 20. Ne4 Ke7 21. Ke2 Rb8 22. Rb1 Bc6 23. Nc3 Nc5 24. f3 f5 25. Kd2 g5 26. Be2 h5 27. Kc2 g4 28. Rd1 Rg8 29. Rd4 gxf3 30. Bxf3 Bxf3 31. gxf3 Rg2+ 32. Rd2 Rg1 33. Rd4 Rf1 34. Nxa4 e5 35. Rh4 Rf2+ 36. Kd1 Nxa4 37. Rxa4 Rxf3 38. Ke2 Rh3 39. Ra6 Rxh2+ 40. Kf3 Rh3+ 41. Kf2 Rh2+ 42. Kg3 Re2 43. Kf3 Rxb2 44. Rh6 Rh2 45. e4 Rh4 46. exf5 Rf4+ 47. Ke3 Rxf5 48. Ke4 Rg5 49. Ra6 Kf7 50. Ra7+ Kg6 51. Ra6+ Kg7 52. Ra7+ Kh6 53. Ra8 Rg7 54. Kxe5 Kg5 55. Ke4 Kg4 56. Ke3 Kg3 57. Ke2 Kg2 58. Rh8 Re7+ 59. Kd2 Re5 60. Rg8+ Kh3 61. Rg7 h4 62. Rg8 Kh2 63. Rg4 h3 64. Rg8 Re6 65. Rg7 Re8 66. Rg6 Ra8 67. Ke2 Ra2+ 68. Kf1 Rg2 69. Rf6 Rg5 70. Rf2+ Kh1 71. Rf6 Rg1+ 72. Kf2 Rg2+ 73. Kf1 h2 74. Rf8 Rg1+ 75. Kf2 Rg2+ 76. Kf1 Ra2 77. Rf7 Ra1+ 78. Kf2 Ra2+ 79. Kf1 Ra1+ 80. Kf2 Ra2+  ½ – ½ (view game)

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