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FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018 Round 2

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2800 1.5
2 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2809 1.5
3 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2784 1.5
4 Ding, Liren CHN 2769 1
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2794 1
6 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2767 1
7 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2763 0.5
8 So, Wesley USA 2799 0

Grischuk, Alexander (2767) – So, Wesley (2799) [C84]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (2.1), 2018-03-11
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Bb7 10. Nbd2 Re8 11. Ng5 Rf8 12. Re1 d5 13. exd5 Nxd5 14. Ndf3 Qd7 15. d4 exd4 16. cxd4 h6 17. Ne4 Rfe8 18. Bd2 Nf6 19. Rc1 Nxe4 20. Rxe4 Bf6 21. Rg4 Kh8 22. Rc5 Rad8 23. Qc1 Nxd4 24. Nxd4 Re4 25. Rxc7 Qxd4 26. Be3 Rxg4 27. hxg4 Qe4 28. f3 Qb4 29. Rxb7 Bxb2 30. Qf1 f6 31. Qf2 Be5 32. f4 Bd6 33. g5 Qe4 34. Qf3 Qb1+ 35. Qf1 Qe4 36. Qf3 Qb1+ 37. Kf2 Bb4 38. Qe2 Qe4 39. Qf3 Qb1 40. Kg3 fxg5 41. Kh2 Qf5 42. Rf7 Qg6 43. fxg5 Bd6+ 44. Kh3  1 – 0 (view game)

Ding, Liren (2769) – Caruana, Fabiano (2784) [E06]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (2.2), 2018-03-11
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 b6 8. Ne5 Qxd4 9. Bxa8 Qxe5 10. Bf3 Nd5 11. Qxc4 Ba6 12. Qb3 Nc6 13. Qa4 Bb7 14. Nc3 Nd4 15. Bxd5 exd5 16. Bf4 Qf6 17. Rad1 c5 18. Be3 Nf3+ 19. exf3 d4 20. f4 dxc3 21. bxc3 Bf3 22. Rd3 Bc6 23. Qb3 Qf5 24. c4 Be4 25. Rd2 Qh5 26. f3 Bxf3 27. f5 Bc6 28. Qd1 Qh3 29. Rff2 h6 30. Qf1 Qg4 31. Rf4 Qg5 32. Rd3 Qf6 33. Bd2 Ba8 34. h4 Qc6 35. Kh2 Bd6 36. Rf2 Be5 37. Bc3 Bxc3 38. Rxc3 Re8 39. f6 g6 40. Rcc2 Re4 41. Rfe2 Qe6 42. Rxe4 Bxe4 43. Rf2 Bf5 44. Qc1 Kh7 45. Qc3 h5 46. a3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2809) – Aronian, Levon (2794) [E32]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (2.3), 2018-03-11
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. g3 Nd7 11. Bh3 b6 12. cxd5 cxd5 13. Qc6 Rb8 14. O-O Rd8 15. Rfc1 Ba6 16. Bf1 Bc4 17. Qa4 a5 18. b3 b5 19. Qxa5 Bxb3 20. Rc7 Bc4 21. Qa7 Ra8 22. Qb7 Rab8 23. Qa7 Ra8 24. Qb7 Rab8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2800) – Karjakin, Sergey (2763) [C67]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (2.4), 2018-03-11
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. h3 Ke8 10. Nc3 h5 11. Bf4 Be7 12. Rad1 Be6 13. Ng5 Rh6 14. Rfe1 Bb4 15. a3 Bxc3 16. bxc3 Ne7 17. Nf3 Rh8 18. Bg5 c5 19. Nd2 Kf8 20. Nf1 Nf5 21. g3 Ne7 22. Kg2 Nd5 23. c4 Nb6 24. Ne3 Nxc4 25. Nxc4 Bxc4 26. g4 hxg4 27. hxg4 Bb5 28. Kg3 Re8 29. f4 b6 30. f5 Ba4 31. Rc1 Kg8 32. c4 Bc6 33. Rcd1 Ba4 34. Rc1 Bc6 35. Bh4 Ba4 36. Rc3 Bc6 37. Rce3 Rh6 38. Bg5 Rh7 39. R3e2 Ba4 40. Re3 Rh8 41. Bh4 Rh6 42. e6 fxe6 43. g5 Rh8 44. Rxe6 Rf8 45. R6e5 Bc2 46. f6 gxf6 47. gxf6 Rh7 48. Rg5+ Kh8 49. Re7 Rg8 50. Rxh7+ Kxh7 51. Rxg8 Kxg8 52. Kf2 Bb3 53. Bg3 Bxc4 54. Bxc7 Bd5 55. Bb8  ½ – ½ (view game)

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