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FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018 Round 9

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

Partial Standings

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

So,W (2799) – Grischuk,A (2767) [C67]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (9), 2018-03-20
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. Bf4 Rxe1 12. Qxe1 Ne8 13. c3 d5 14. Bd3 g6 15. Qe2 c6 16. Nd2 Ng7 17. Re1 Bf5 18. Bxf5 Nxf5 19. Nf3 Ng7 20. Be5 Ne6 21. Bxf6 Qxf6 22. Ne5 Re8 23. g3 Ng7 24. Kg2 Re6 25. Qd1 Qe7 26. Nd3 Rxe1 27. Qxe1 Qxe1 28. Nxe1 Nf5 29. Nd3 Kf8 30. g4 Nd6 31. h4 h6 32. f3 Ke7 33. Kf2 g5 34. hxg5 hxg5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana,F (2784) – Ding Liren (2769) [E00]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (9), 2018-03-20
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Be7 5. Bg2 d5 6. Nf3 O-O 7. O-O c6 8. Qb3 b6 9. Nc3 Ba6 10. cxd5 cxd5 11. Ne5 Bb7 12. Rfc1 Nc6 13. Nxd5 Nxd4 14. Nxe7+ Qxe7 15. Qc4 Bxg2 16. Qxd4 Rfd8 17. Qf4 Bb7 18. Bb4 Qe8 19. Rc7 Nd5 20. Qxf7+ Qxf7 21. Rxf7 Ba6 22. Ba3 Bxe2 23. Rc1 Bh5 24. Rb7 Be8 25. Kg2 a5 26. h4 Rdb8 27. Rxb8 Rxb8 28. g4 b5 29. b3 b4 30. Bb2 a4 31. h5 Ra8 32. Kg3 Kf8 33. Nf3 Bd7 34. Rc4 Kg8 35. Ne5 Bb5 36. Rc5 Be8 37. Nc4 Bd7 38. Ne5 Be8 39. Bd4 Kf8 40. f3 Ke7 41. Kh4 Kf8 42. Kg5 h6+ 43. Kh4 Kg8 44. Kg3 Kh7 45. Nd3 Kg8 46. Rc1 axb3 47. axb3 Kh7 48. Nc5 Bf7 49. Re1 Ne7 50. Bb2 Nc6 51. f4 Ra2 52. Nd3 e5 53. fxe5 Bxb3 54. e6 Ra7 55. Nc5 Bc4 56. Nd7 Bb5 57. Nf8+ Kg8 58. Ng6 Ne7 59. Ra1 Nc6 60. Rd1 Kh7 61. Rd5 Ba4 62. Kf4 Bc2 63. Rc5 Ba4 64. g5 hxg5+ 65. Rxg5 Nd8 66. Re5 Be8 67. e7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian,L (2794) – Mamedyarov,S (2809) [E06]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (9), 2018-03-20
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 b6 8. Qxc4 Bb7 9. Nc3 c5 10. Rd1 Nbd7 11. Ne5 Bxg2 12. Kxg2 Qc8 13. Nxd7 Qxd7 14. dxc5 Qc6+ 15. f3 Qxc5 16. Qxc5 Bxc5 17. Bf4 Rfd8 18. e4 Ne8 19. Kf1 Kf8 20. Ke2 Ke7 21. Nb5 Rdc8 22. Rac1 a6 23. Nc3 b5 24. a4 Bd6 25. Be3 Rab8 26. axb5 axb5 27. Ba7 Rb7 28. Bd4 Rc4 29. e5 Bc5 30. Nd5+ exd5 31. Bxc5+ Ke6 32. b3 Rxc1 33. Rxc1 Kxe5 34. Kd3 Ke6 35. Bb4 Kd7 36. Kd4 Nc7 37. Ba5 Ne6+ 38. Kxd5 Ra7 39. b4 Ra6 40. f4 Rd6+ 41. Ke4 Rd4+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin,Sergey (2763) – Kramnik,V (2800) [D35]
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (9), 2018-03-20
1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 c5 7. Rb1 Be7 8. Nf3 O-O 9. h4 cxd4 10. cxd4 Nc6 11. h5 f5 12. exf5 Qa5+ 13. Bd2 Qxf5 14. Bc3 h6 15. Bd3 Qg4 16. Kf1 e5 17. d5 e4 18. dxc6 exf3 19. gxf3 Rxf3 20. Be2 Rxf2+ 21. Kxf2 Bc5+ 22. Kf1 Qf4+ 23. Bf3 bxc6 24. Be1 Be6 25. Bh4 Rf8 26. Kg2 Kh8 27. Rc1 Rf5 28. Rc3 Rd5 29. Bxd5 Bxd5+ 30. Rf3 Qg4+ 31. Bg3 Bd6 32. Rh3 Be7 33. Qe2 Be4 34. Qf2 a5 35. a4 c5 36. Rh1 Bf6 37. Re1 Bc6 38. Ree3 c4 39. Qe2 Qxh5 40. Qxc4 Bd7 41. Rd3  1 – 0 (view game)

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