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FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018 Round 8

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

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2784 5.5
2 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2809 5
3 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2767 4.5
4 Ding, Liren CHN 2769 4
5 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2763 3.5
6 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2800 3.5
7 Aronian, Levon ARM 2794 3
8 So, Wesley USA 2799 3

So, Wesley (2799) – Caruana, Fabiano (2784) [C42]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (8.1), 2018-03-19
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Qe2 Qe7 6. d3 Nf6 7. Nc3 Qxe2+ 8. Bxe2 g6 9. Bg5 Bg7 10. O-O-O O-O 11. Rhe1 h6 12. Bh4 Nc6 13. d4 a6 14. a3 Bd7 15. d5 Na7 16. Nd4 Nc8 17. Nb3 g5 18. Bg3 Re8 19. Na5 b5 20. f3 Nh5 21. Bf2 Nf4 22. Bf1 Nb6 23. Rxe8+ Rxe8 24. Bxb6 cxb6 25. Nb7 Be5 26. Ne4 Rb8 27. Nexd6 Ng6 28. g3 Ne7 29. a4 Nf5 30. Nxf5 Bxf5 31. Re1 f6 32. Rxe5 fxe5 33. Nd6 Bd7 34. axb5 axb5 35. Bxb5 Bxb5 36. Nxb5 Rf8 37. Kd2 Rxf3 38. Ke2 g4 39. Nd6 h5 40. Nc4 b5 41. Nxe5 Rf5 42. Ng6 Kf7 43. Nf4 h4 44. Ng2 hxg3 45. hxg3 Rf3 46. Ne3 Rxg3 47. c4 bxc4 48. d6 Ke6 49. Nxc4 Rf3 50. d7 Rf8 51. Ne3 g3 52. d8=Q Rxd8 53. Kf3 Rd3 54. Kf4 Rb3 55. Ng2 Kd5 56. Nh4 Kc4 57. Kg4 Rd3 58. b4 Rb3 59. b5 Kd5 60. b6 Ke4 61. b7 Rxb7 62. Kxg3 Rg7+ 63. Kf2 Rg4 64. Ng2 Rxg2+ 65. Kxg2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2767) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2800) [D40]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (8.2), 2018-03-19
1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. Nf3 c5 5. e3 dxc4 6. Bxc4 a6 7. Bb3 b5 8. e4 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Bb7 10. e5 Ne4 11. O-O Nxc3 12. bxc3 Nc6 13. a4 Bc5 14. axb5 axb5 15. Rxa8 Bxa8 16. Nxb5 O-O 17. Qxd8 Rxd8 18. Bf4 h6 19. h4 Ne7 20. Rd1 Rb8 21. Bc4 Bc6 22. Nd4 Be4 23. h5 Nd5 24. Bxd5 Bxd5 25. Be3 Rc8 26. Re1 Bc4 27. Nf3 Ba3 28. Bd4 Bd3 29. Nd2 Bb2 30. Nf1 Rc4 31. Re3 Bf5 32. Ng3 Bh7 33. Kh2 Bc1 34. Re2 Bf4 35. Kh3 Ra4 36. Kg4 Bc1 37. Kf3 Bd3 38. Re1 Bb2 39. Ke3 Bc2 40. Kd2 Bb3 41. Rb1 Ra2 42. Kd3 Ba4 43. Ne4 Ba3 44. Ke3 Bc2 45. Re1 Bb3 46. g4 Bd5 47. Kd3 Be7 48. Rb1 Ra8 49. f4 Bh4 50. Rh1 Bd8 51. Rb1 Bc7 52. Ke3 Kh7 53. Nd6 Kg8 54. Rb5 Bc6 55. Rb4 Bd8 56. Bb6 Bh4 57. Bd4 Bg2 58. Rb2 Bc6 59. Rb6 Bg2 60. Rb2 Bc6 61. Rb3 Bg3 62. c4 Bh2 63. f5 exf5 64. Nxf5 Kh7 65. Bb2 Re8 66. Nd6 Re7 67. Rb8 f6 68. Rc8 Bh1 69. Nf5 Rb7 70. exf6 Rb3+ 71. Bc3 gxf6 72. Kd2 Bf4+ 73. Kc2 Rb8 74. Rxb8 Bxb8 75. Ne7 Be4+ 76. Kd2 Bf4+ 77. Ke2 Kg7 78. Nf5+ Kf7 79. Bd2 Be5 80. Bxh6 Ke6 81. Be3 Bxf5 82. gxf5+ Kxf5 83. h6 Kg6 84. c5 f5 85. Kf3 Kf7 86. Bf4 Bd4 87. c6 Ke7 88. c7 Kd7 89. h7 Kc8 90. Ke2 Kd7 91. Kd3  1 – 0 (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2809) – Karjakin, Sergey (2763) [E06]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (8.3), 2018-03-19
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 c6 8. a4 b6 9. Nbd2 Bb7 10. Nxc4 c5 11. Rd1 Nbd7 12. b3 Rc8 13. dxc5 Bxc5 14. Nfe5 Bxg2 15. Kxg2 Qc7 16. Nxd7 Nxd7 17. Qe4 Nf6 18. Qf3 Qc6 19. Qxc6 Rxc6 20. f3 Rfc8 21. e4 Kf8 22. Bf4 Be7 23. Rd3 Rd8 24. Rxd8+ Bxd8 25. Rd1 Be7 26. Ne5 Rc2+ 27. Rd2 Rc3 28. Rd3 Rc2+ 29. Rd2 Rc3 30. Rd3 Rc2+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ding, Liren (2769) – Aronian, Levon (2794) [A13]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (8.4), 2018-03-19
1. c4 Nf6 2. g3 e6 3. Bg2 d5 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. Qa4+ Bd7 6. Qxc4 c5 7. d4 Bc6 8. dxc5 Nbd7 9. Be3 Bd5 10. Qc2 Be4 11. Qc1 Ng4 12. b4 a5 13. Bg5 f6 14. Bd2 axb4 15. Bxb4 Nxc5 16. Bxc5 Rc8 17. Qc4 Bxc5 18. Qxe6+ Kf8 19. Qxg4 Bb4+ 20. Nbd2 Bxd2+ 21. Nxd2 Bxg2 22. Rg1 Bd5 23. Rd1 Qc7 24. Ne4 Rd8 25. f3 Qe5 26. Qf4 Qxf4 27. gxf4 Kf7 28. Nc3 Bc4 29. a4 Rxd1+ 30. Kxd1 Rd8+ 31. Kc2 Rc8 32. Kd2 Ba6 33. Ne4 Kf8 34. f5 Rd8+ 35. Ke3 Rd5 36. Rc1 Rxf5 37. Rc8+ Ke7 38. Rc7+ Kf8 39. Rc8+ Ke7 40. Rc7+ Kf8 41. Rc8+  ½ – ½ (view game)

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