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Fabiano Caruana wins the London Chess Classic 2017

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

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2799 6
2 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2729 6
3 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2837 5
4 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 5
5 So, Wesley USA 2788 5
6 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2781 4.5
7 Aronian, Levon ARM 2805 4
8 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2760 3.5
9 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2782 3
10 Adams, Michael ENG 2715 3

Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2729) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [A33]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (9.1), 2017-12-11
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Bf4 d5 7. e3 Bb4 8. Be2 Bd7 9. Nb5 e5 10. Bg5 a6 11. a3 axb5 12. axb4 Rxa1 13. Qxa1 dxc4 14. O-O O-O 15. Rd1 Qe7 16. Nd5 Qe6 17. Nc7 Qe7 18. Nd5 Qe6 19. Nc7 Qe7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2805) – Carlsen, Magnus (2837) [A40]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (9.2), 2017-12-11
1. d4 e6 2. Nf3 c5 3. g3 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Qb6 5. Bg2 Bc5 6. e3 d5 7. Qg4 Bf8 8. O-O Nf6 9. Qe2 e5 10. Qb5+ Bd7 11. Qxb6 axb6 12. Nb3 Nc6 13. Bd2 Bd6 14. Nc3 Ne7 15. a4 O-O 16. Nb5 Bxb5 17. axb5 Rac8 18. Bc3 h5 19. Rfd1 Rfd8 20. Nd2 h4 21. Nf3 hxg3 22. hxg3 e4 23. Ng5 Ng6 24. Ra7 Rb8 25. Bd4 Bc5 26. Bxc5 bxc5 27. c4 Ne7 28. cxd5 Nc8 29. Ra4 Nb6 30. Ra3 Nc4 31. Rc3 Nd6 32. Rxc5 Ra8 33. Bh3 Re8 34. Rc7 Kf8 35. b6 Re5 36. Ne6+ fxe6 37. dxe6 Nfe8 38. Rd7 Raa5 39. b4 Rad5 40. Ra1 Rb5 41. Ra8 Rxb6 42. Bg4 Rd5 43. Kg2 Rxb4 44. Ra1 Rbb5 45. Be2 Rb2 46. Bg4 Rdd2 47. Kh3 Rxf2 48. Kh4 Rh2+ 49. Bh3 g5+ 50. Kh5 Rxh3+ 51. Kg6 Rf2 52. e7+ Kg8 53. Rxd6 Rh7  0 – 1 (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2799) – Adams, Michael (2715) [A29]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (9.3), 2017-12-11
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Bc5 7. O-O O-O 8. d3 Re8 9. Ng5 Nf6 10. Qb3 Qe7 11. Nd5 Nxd5 12. Bxd5 Nd8 13. Qc4 Bd4 14. Bg2 h6 15. Nf3 Nc6 16. Be3 Bxe3 17. fxe3 e4 18. dxe4 a5 19. a3 Ra6 20. Rac1 Rb6 21. Rc2 Be6 22. Qc3 Rb3 23. Qd2 Rd8 24. Qc1 a4 25. Rc5 Rd7 26. h3 Qd8 27. g4 g6 28. Kh1 Kg7 29. e5 Bd5 30. Kg1 Be6 31. Kf2 Qe7 32. Kg1 Rd5 33. Rc4 Ra5 34. Rc2 Bd5 35. Nd4 Nxd4 36. exd4 Rg3 37. Rf3 Bxf3 38. exf3 c6 39. Kh2 Rxg2+ 40. Kxg2 Rd5 41. Rc4 c5 42. Rxc5 Rxd4 43. Qc3 Qd8 44. Rc8 Qb6 45. Re8 g5 46. Re7 Kg8 47. e6 fxe6 48. Qc2 Kf8 49. Rh7 Qc6 50. Qxc6 bxc6 51. Rxh6 Kf7 52. Kg3 Rd2 53. Rh7+ Kf6 54. Rb7 Ke5 55. h4 gxh4+ 56. Kxh4 Kf4 57. Rf7+ Ke3 58. Kg3 Rd1 59. g5 Rg1+ 60. Kh4 Rg2 61. Rf6 e5 62. g6 Rxb2 63. Kg5 Rg2+ 64. Kh6 Rh2+ 65. Kg7 c5 66. Kf7 c4 67. g7 Rh7 68. Ra6  1 – 0 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2782) – So, Wesley (2788) [C50]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (9.4), 2017-12-11
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. a4 h6 7. c3 a5 8. Nbd2 d6 9. h3 Be6 10. Re1 Bxc4 11. Nxc4 Re8 12. Be3 Bxe3 13. Nxe3 Qd7 14. Qb3 Ne7 15. Nc4 Ng6 16. Rad1 b6 17. Qc2 d5 18. exd5 Qxd5 19. b3 Rad8 20. d4 exd4 21. Rxd4 Rxe1+ 22. Nxe1 Qa8 23. Rxd8+ Qxd8 24. Qd3 Qe7 25. Nc2 Nf4 26. Qd2 N6d5 27. Kf1 Nxc3 28. N4e3 Ne4 29. Qd4 c5 30. Qd1 Qf6 31. Ng4 Qc3 32. Nce3 h5 33. Nh2 Qb2  0 – 1 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2760) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2781) [D37]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (9.5), 2017-12-11
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. a3 Nc6 11. Bd3 Bb6 12. O-O Qf6 13. b4 h6 14. b5 Nd4 15. h3 g5 16. Nxd4 gxf4 17. Qf3 Bxd4 18. exd4 Be6 19. Rfe1 Kh8 20. Re5 Rg8 21. Rae1 Rg7 22. g4 Rag8 23. Kf1 Rg5 24. Bc2 Rc8 25. Qd3 Kg8 26. Bd1 Kg7 27. Bf3 b6 28. Kg2 Rh8 29. Qd2 Rc8 30. Qd3 Rh8 31. Qd2 Rc8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2729) – Caruana, Fabiano (2799) [A07]
9th London Classic TB London ENG (1), 2017-12-11
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. O-O e5 5. d3 Ne7 6. e4 O-O 7. exd5 Nxd5 8. Re1 Nc6 9. Nc3 Nde7 10. Rb1 a5 11. a3 a4 12. Re4 Nd5 13. Bd2 Bf5 14. Re1 Nb6 15. Qc1 Re8 16. Bh6 f6 17. Ne4 Qe7 18. h4 Bg4 19. Nh2 Be6 20. Be3 Nd7 21. Nc3 Qf7 22. Nb5 Nf8 23. c4 Red8 24. Qc2 Rd7 25. Nc3 Bf5 26. Bd5 Rxd5 27. cxd5 Ne7 28. g4 Bd7 29. d4 Nxd5 30. dxe5 Bc6 31. Ne4 fxe5 32. Ng5 Qf6 33. Rbd1 h6 34. Ne4 Qf7 35. g5 h5 36. Qc4 Re8 37. Nf1 Re7 38. Nfg3 Rd7 39. Nc3 Qe6 40. Rd2 Kf7 41. Red1 Nxe3 42. Rxd7+ Nxd7 43. Qxe6+ Kxe6 44. fxe3 Bf8 45. Nge4 Be7 46. Kf2 Nb6 47. Nd2 Nd7 48. Nc4 b6 49. Nd2 Nc5 50. Ke2 Bb7 51. e4 Ba6+ 52. Kf3 Bd6 53. Nf1 Bc4 54. Ne3 Bb3 55. Rd2 c6 56. Nf1 Ke7 57. Ng3 Ne6 58. Nge2 b5 59. Nd1 Bc5 60. Ne3 Bb6 61. Nc1 Nd4+ 62. Kg3 Be6 63. Rd3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2799) – Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2729) [B23]
9th London Classic TB London ENG (2), 2017-12-11
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Nge2 Nf6 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. d3 Nc6 7. a3 Rb8 8. Rb1 O-O 9. O-O b5 10. b4 a6 11. h3 Nd7 12. Be3 Bb7 13. Qd2 Nd4 14. f4 e6 15. Bf2 f5 16. Nxd4 cxd4 17. Ne2 e5 18. c3 fxe4 19. dxe4 Nf6 20. cxd4 Nxe4 21. Qd3 Nxf2 22. Rxf2 Qb6 23. Rd1 Kh8 24. Bxb7 Rxb7 25. dxe5 dxe5 26. Qd6 Qa7 27. Rd5 Rbf7 28. Qc5 Qb7 29. Rd1 Rc7 30. Qe3 Rcf7 31. Rdf1 Qc7 32. fxe5 Rxf2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2729) – Caruana, Fabiano (2799) [A05]
9th London Classic TB London ENG (3), 2017-12-11
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. O-O O-O 5. c4 c6 6. b3 d6 7. d4 e5 8. dxe5 dxe5 9. Bb2 e4 10. Qxd8 Rxd8 11. Ng5 Bf5 12. Nc3 h6 13. Ncxe4 Nxe4 14. Bxg7 hxg5 15. Be5 Nd7 16. Bc7 Rdc8 17. Ba5 b6 18. Be1 g4 19. Rd1 Re8 20. f3 gxf3 21. exf3 Nec5 22. Bc3 Re2 23. g4 Be6 24. Rf2 Rxf2 25. Kxf2 a5 26. h4 f6 27. Rd6 Rc8 28. a3 Kf7 29. b4 axb4 30. axb4 Na4 31. Be1 Nb2 32. Bf1 Ne5 33. c5 bxc5 34. bxc5 Bc4 35. Bc3 Bxf1 36. Bxb2 Nd3+ 37. Kxf1 Nxb2 38. Rd4 Re8 39. Kf2 Re5 40. Rd7+ Re7 41. Rd4 Re5 42. Rd7+ Kf8 43. Rd6 Ke7 44. Rxc6 Rxc5 45. Rb6 Nd3+ 46. Ke3 Ne5 47. Rb7+ Ke6 48. Rb6+ Rc6 49. Rb3 Rd6 50. Ke4 Rc6 51. Ke3 Ra6 52. Kf2 g5 53. Kg3 gxh4+ 54. Kxh4 Ra1 55. Rb6+ Kf7 56. Rb3 Rg1 57. Kh3 Kg6 58. Kh2 Rd1 59. Kg3 Rd3 60. Rxd3 Nxd3 61. f4 Nc5 62. Kf3 Kf7 63. Kg3 Ke6 64. Kh4 Nd3 65. f5+ Ke5 66. g5 fxg5+ 67. Kxg5 Nf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2799) – Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2729) [B52]
9th London Classic TB London ENG (4), 2017-12-11
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. a4 Nc6 5. O-O g6 6. c3 Nf6 7. d4 cxd4 8. cxd4 Bg7 9. Nc3 O-O 10. h3 a6 11. Bc4 Rc8 12. Re1 Ne8 13. Bb3 Na5 14. Ba2 Nc4 15. Qd3 b5 16. axb5 axb5 17. b3 Na5 18. Nxb5 Qb6 19. Na3 Nc6 20. Nc2 Nc7 21. Be3 Qb5 22. Qd2 d5 23. e5 Bf5 24. Rec1 Ne6 25. Nce1 Be4 26. Nh2 Nb4 27. Rxc8 Rxc8 28. Bb1 h5 29. Nhf3 Nc6 30. Bc2 Bxc2 31. Qxc2 Rb8 32. Nd3 Bf8 33. Rb1 Ng7 34. Nc5 Nf5 35. e6 Bg7 36. exf7+ Kxf7 37. Nd7 Ncxd4 38. Nde5+ Bxe5 39. Nxe5+ Ke6 40. Bxd4 Nxd4 41. Qxg6+ Kxe5 42. Re1+ Ne2+ 43. Kf1 Kd4 44. Rxe2 e5 45. Qg3 e4 46. Qe3+ Ke5 47. Kg1 Qxb3 48. Qg5+ Ke6 49. Qg6+ Kd7 50. Rd2 h4 51. Qf5+ Kc6 52. Qf6+ Kc5 53. Qd4+ Kc6 54. Qf6+ Kc5 55. Qxh4 Rb7 56. Qd8 Rb6 57. Qc7+ Rc6 58. Qa5+ Kd6 59. Qd8+ Kc5 60. h4 e3 61. Qe7+ Kb5 62. Qb7+ Rb6 63. Rxd5+ Kc4 64. Qf7 exf2+ 65. Kxf2 Qb2+ 66. Rd2+  1 – 0 (view game)

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