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GRENKE Chess Classic 2017 Round 1

Posted by 365Chess.com on April 15, 2017 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Naiditsch, Arkadij AZE 2702 1
2 Hou, Yifan CHN 2649 1
3 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2838 0.5
4 Aronian, Levon ARM 2774 0.5
5 Bluebaum, Matthias GER 2634 0.5
6 Meier, Georg GER 2621 0.5
7 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2817 0
8 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2803 0

Hou, Yifan (2649) – Caruana, Fabiano (2817) [C67]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (1.2), 2017-04-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 O-O 8. d4 Nf5 9. Nf3 d5 10. c3 Bd6 11. Nbd2 Nce7 12. Qc2 c6 13. Bd3 g6 14. Nf1 f6 15. h3 Rf7 16. Bd2 Bd7 17. Re2 c5 18. dxc5 Bxc5 19. Bf4 Rc8 20. Rae1 g5 21. Ng3 Nxg3 22. Bxg3 a5 23. Qd2 a4 24. b4 axb3 25. axb3 Ng6 26. h4 gxh4 27. Nxh4 Nxh4 28. Bxh4 Qf8 29. Qf4 Bd6 30. Qd4 Rd8 31. Re3 Bc8 32. b4 Kg7 33. Bb5 Bc7 34. Re8 Qd6 35. Bg3 Qb6 36. Qd3 Bd7 37. Bxd7 Rdxd7 38. Qf5 Bxg3 39. Qg4+ Kh6 40. Qh3+  1 – 0 (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2803) – Naiditsch, Arkadij (2702) [C11]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (1.3), 2017-04-15
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 a6 7. Ne2 Nc6 8. c3 b5 9. a3 c4 10. g4 h5 11. gxh5 Rxh5 12. f5 exf5 13. Nf4 Rh8 14. Qe2 Nb6 15. Rg1 Ra7 16. h4 Na8 17. e6 Bxe6 18. Nxe6 fxe6 19. Rg6 Nc7 20. Bf4 Bd6 21. Qh2 Bxf4 22. Qxf4 Kd7 23. Rxg7+ Kc8 24. O-O-O Qf6 25. Qg5 Qxg5+ 26. hxg5 Ne8 27. Rg6 Re7 28. Re1 Kd7 29. Rh6 Rg8 30. Bh3 Nd6 31. Rg1 Ne4 32. Kd1 Reg7 33. Rh5 Nd8 34. Ke2 Nf7 35. g6 Rxg6 36. Rxf5 Rxg1 37. Rxf7+ Ke8 38. Ra7 Rb1 39. Bxe6 Rxb2+ 40. Ke3 Rg3 41. Bxd5 Nxc3 42. Bc6+ Kf8 43. d5 Rg4  0 – 1 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2774) – Meier, Georg (2621) [A07]
4th GRENKE Chess Classic Karlsruhe GER (1.4), 2017-04-15
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Bg4 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Nf6 5. h3 Bh5 6. c4 c6 7. d3 Be7 8. cxd5 cxd5 9. Qb3 Bxf3 10. Bxf3 Qd7 11. Be3 O-O 12. Rc1 Nc6 13. Nd2 a5 14. a4 Ne8 15. Bc5 Bxc5 16. Rxc5 Nd6 17. e3 h6 18. d4 Nb4 19. Rac1 Rac8 20. R5c3 Rfd8 21. Be2 Rb8 22. h4 Rdc8 23. Kg2 Qd8 24. Qa3 Rc6 25. Nf3 Ne4 26. Rxc6 Nxc6 27. Qb3 Nb4 28. Ne5 Rc8 29. Qd1 Rc7 30. Bh5 Nd6 31. Rc3 Rxc3 32. bxc3 Nc6 33. Nd3 Qc7 34. Bf3 Nb8 35. Qc2 Nd7 36. Nb2 Nb6 37. Qb3 g6 38. Be2 Qc6 39. f3 h5 40. Kf2 Kg7 41. Qa3  ½ – ½ (view game)

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