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Hikaru Nakamura wins the Paris GCT Rapid and Blitz 2018

Posted by 365Chess.com on June 24, 2018 in Chess news

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2769 23
2 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2782 21.5
3 So, Wesley USA 2778 21
4 Aronian, Levon ARM 2764 20
5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 19.5
6 Anand, Viswanatan IND 2759 17
7 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2766 16
8 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2808 15.5
9 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2816 13.5
10 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2792 13

Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) – Karjakin, Sergey (2782) [D37]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (10.1), 2018-06-24
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. c5 Nh5 8. Bd3 Nxf4 9. exf4 b6 10. b4 a5 11. a3 c6 12. O-O Qc7 13. g3 Ba6 14. Bxa6 Rxa6 15. Qe2 Rfa8 16. b5 cxb5 17. Nxd5 exd5 18. Qxe7 Rc8 19. Rfb1 bxc5 20. Rxb5 Re6 21. Qg5 h6 22. Qxd5 Rd6 23. Qc4 cxd4 24. Qxc7 Rxc7 25. Rxa5 d3 26. Rd1 Kh7 27. Rb5 Rc2 28. Rb4 Nc5 29. Rd4 Rxd4 30. Nxd4 Ra2 31. Nb5 Kg6 32. Kg2 f5 33. Kf3 Ne4 34. Rxd3 Rxf2+ 35. Ke3 Rxh2 36. g4 Rh3+ 37. Kd4 Rxd3+ 38. Kxd3 Nc5+ 39. Kd4 Nb3+ 40. Kc3 Na5 41. gxf5+ Kxf5 42. Nd4+ Kg4 43. Kd3 h5 44. f5 h4 45. Ke2 Nc4 46. a4 Kg3 47. Kf1 h3 48. Kg1 Kf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) – Grischuk, Alexander (2766) [A48]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (10.2), 2018-06-24
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bg5 Bg7 4. Nbd2 d5 5. c3 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Nbd7 8. b4 a5 9. Nd4 h6 10. Bh4 Ne4 11. Nxe4 dxe4 12. Be2 Ne5 13. O-O Nd3 14. a3 axb4 15. axb4 Rxa1 16. Qxa1 g5 17. Bg3 f5 18. f3 f4 19. fxe4 fxg3 20. Bxd3 gxh2+ 21. Kxh2 Qc7+ 22. Kg1 Qg3 23. Qa2+ e6 24. Rxf8+ Bxf8 25. Qf2 Qe5 26. Be2 Kg7 27. Bh5 Qf6 28. Qxf6+ Kxf6 29. Bg4 Ke5 30. Kf2 Be7 31. Ke2 Kxe4 32. Bxe6 Bxe6 33. Nxe6 h5 34. Nd4 h4 35. c6 bxc6 36. Nxc6 Bd6 37. Nd4 g4 38. Nb3 Be5 39. Nd2+ Kf5 40. b5 Bxc3 41. Nc4 Bf6 42. b6 Bd8 43. b7 Bc7 44. Nd2 Ke5 45. Kd3 Kd5 46. e4+ Kc6 47. Kd4 h3 48. gxh3 gxh3 49. Nf3 Kxb7 50. e5 h2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) – So, Wesley (2778) [C53]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (10.3), 2018-06-24
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. O-O d5 7. exd5 Nxd5 8. a4 a5 9. Re1 Bg4 10. Nbd2 Nb6 11. Bb5 Bd6 12. Ne4 Na7 13. h3 Bh5 14. d4 Nxb5 15. axb5 exd4 16. g4 Bg6 17. Nxd6 Qxd6 18. Qxd4 Qxd4 19. Nxd4 a4 20. Bf4 Rfc8 21. Rad1 Nc4 22. Re2 Re8 23. Bc1 Kf8 24. f4 Rxe2 25. Nxe2 f6 26. Rd7 Rc8 27. Rd4 Bf7 28. Kf2 Ke8 29. Re4+ Kf8 30. f5 Rd8 31. Nd4 Rd5 32. Re2 Re5 33. Rxe5 fxe5 34. Nc2 Be8 35. Ne3 Bxb5 36. Nxc4 Bxc4 37. Bg5 Ke8 38. Bh4 Kd7 39. f6 gxf6 40. Bxf6 Ke6 41. Bd8 c6 42. h4 Bb3 43. Ke3 Bd1 44. g5 Kd5 45. Bf6 Bh5 46. Kd3 Bg6+ 47. Ke3 Kc4 48. Bxe5 Kb3 49. c4 Kxc4 50. Kd2 Kb3 51. Kc1 c5 52. Bd6 b6 53. Be7 c4 54. Bf6 b5 55. Kd2 b4 56. Be7 c3+ 57. bxc3 bxc3+ 58. Kc1 a3  0 – 1 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2759) – Caruana, Fabiano (2816) [C84]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (10.4), 2018-06-24
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a3 O-O 9. Nc3 h6 10. h3 Re8 11. Nd5 Bf8 12. c4 Rb8 13. Bd2 bxc4 14. Ba4 Bd7 15. Nxf6+ Qxf6 16. Rc1 Rb7 17. Rxc4 Nb8 18. b4 Bb5 19. Rc3 c5 20. bxc5 dxc5 21. Bb3 Rd7 22. Bd5 Rxd5 23. exd5 e4 24. dxe4 Bxf1 25. Qxf1 Rxe4 26. Qb1 Re8 27. Re3 Rxe3 28. Bxe3 Nd7 29. Nd2 Qd6 30. Qb7 Nf6 31. Nc4 Qxd5 32. Qxa6 Ne4 33. Kh2 Qd3 34. Qa4 h5 35. Ne5 Qd5 36. f4 Nd6 37. Qd7 Qe4 38. Bd2 Qd4 39. Nf3 Qd3 40. a4 c4 41. Bb4 c3 42. Ne5 Qd4 43. Bxd6 Qxf4+ 44. Kh1 c2 45. Nd3 Qxd6 46. Qxd6 Bxd6 47. a5 Kf8 48. a6 Bc5 49. g4 hxg4 50. hxg4 Ke7 51. Kg2 Kd7 52. Nxc5+  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2764) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2792) [C11]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (10.5), 2018-06-24
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 dxe4 5. Nxe4 Nbd7 6. Nf3 h6 7. Nxf6+ Nxf6 8. Be3 Bd6 9. Bd3 b6 10. Qe2 Bb7 11. O-O-O Nd5 12. c4 Nxe3 13. fxe3 Qe7 14. e4 e5 15. c5 bxc5 16. dxe5 Bxe5 17. Bb5+ c6 18. Nxe5 Qxe5 19. Bc4 Bc8 20. Rhf1 Be6 21. Bxe6 Qxe6 22. Kb1 O-O 23. Rf5 Rab8 24. Rxc5 Rb4 25. Qc2 Rfb8 26. b3 Rxe4 27. Rxc6 Qe8 28. Rc1 Rd4 29. Rc8 Rd8 30. Rxb8 Rxb8 31. Qc5 Qe4+ 32. Rc2 a6 33. Kb2 Rd8 34. g3 g6 35. Qc3 Qe6 36. Qc6 Qe5+ 37. Qc3 Rd4 38. a4 h5 39. Ka2 Qd5 40. Ka3 Rd3 41. Qc4 Qd6+ 42. Ka2 Kg7 43. Qc6 Qxc6 44. Rxc6 Rd2+ 45. Ka3 Rxh2 46. Rxa6 h4 47. gxh4 Rxh4 48. a5 g5 49. Rb6 g4 50. Rb4 f5 51. a6 Rh8 52. Rf4 Kf6 53. b4 Kg5 54. Rf1 g3 55. b5 Ra8 56. Kb4 f4 57. Ka5 g2 58. Rg1 f3 59. b6 Kf4 60. b7 Rh8 61. a7 Ke3 62. b8=Q Rh5+ 63. Ka4 Rh4+ 64. Ka3 f2 65. Qg3+ Ke2 66. Rxg2  1 – 0 (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2816) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [A45]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (11.1), 2018-06-24
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 b5 3. e3 Bb7 4. Nf3 a6 5. c4 bxc4 6. Bxc4 e6 7. Nc3 d5 8. Bd3 Nbd7 9. O-O Be7 10. Na4 c5 11. Nxc5 Nxc5 12. dxc5 Bxc5 13. Rc1 Bd6 14. Qa4+ Qd7 15. Qxd7+ Kxd7 16. Ne5+ Bxe5 17. Bxe5 Rhc8 18. f3 Ne8 19. Bxh7 g6 20. h4 Nd6 21. h5 gxh5 22. Kf2 Nc4 23. Bc3 Rc7 24. b3 Nd6 25. Be5 Rxc1 26. Rxc1 a5 27. Rh1 a4 28. Rxh5 a3 29. Rh4 Bc6 30. Bd3 Bb5 31. Ke2 Rc8 32. Bxb5+ Nxb5 33. Kd2 Rg8 34. Rg4 Rxg4 35. fxg4 Kc6 36. Kd3 Kc5 37. Bg7 Kd6 38. Bf8+ Kc6 39. Bg7 Kd6 40. e4 e5 41. Bf8+ Ke6 42. exd5+ Kxd5 43. Bb4 e4+ 44. Ke3 Nd4 45. Bf8 Nb5 46. g5 Nc3 47. Bxa3 Nxa2 48. Bf8 Nc3 49. b4 Nb5 50. Bc5 Ke5 51. g4 Nc7 52. Bd4+ Kd5 53. Bf6 Nb5 54. Kf4 Nd6 55. Be7 Nb5 56. Bc5 Nd4 57. Bb6 Ne6+ 58. Kf5 Nd4+ 59. Kf4 Ne6+ 60. Kf5 Nd4+ 61. Kf6 e3 62. b5 e2 63. Ba5 Nf3 64. Kxf7 Nxg5+ 65. Kf6 Nh3 66. Kf5 Kc5 67. b6 Kc6 68. Ke5 Ng5 69. Kf4 Nf7 70. Ke3 e1=Q+ 71. Bxe1 Kxb6 72. Ke4 Kc6 73. Bd2 Kd7 74. Kf5 Ke8 75. Kf6 Kf8 76. Bb4+ Kg8 77. Be7 Nh6 78. g5 Nf7 79. g6 Nh8 80. g7 Ng6 81. Kxg6  ½ – ½ (view game)

So, Wesley (2778) – Aronian, Levon (2764) [D10]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (11.2), 2018-06-24
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. cxd5 cxd5 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. Bf4 Nc6 6. Nf3 a6 7. Rc1 Nh5 8. Bd2 Nf6 9. Bf4 Nh5 10. Bd2 Nf6 11. Bf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2759) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) [B08]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (11.3), 2018-06-24
1. e4 d6 2. d4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Be2 O-O 6. O-O Nc6 7. d5 Nb8 8. Re1 c6 9. h3 b6 10. Bf4 Bb7 11. Qd2 Nbd7 12. a4 a6 13. dxc6 Bxc6 14. Bd3 e5 15. Bh6 Nc5 16. Bxg7 Kxg7 17. b4 Nxd3 18. cxd3 Re8 19. d4 Bb7 20. d5 Rc8 21. Qe3 Rc4 22. b5 Qc7 23. Rac1 Rc8 24. bxa6 Bxa6 25. Na2 Nxe4 26. Rxc4 Qxc4 27. Nxe5 dxe5 28. Qxe4 Qxa2 29. Qxe5+ Kg8 30. Qd4 Qc4 31. Qxb6 Qxa4 32. d6 Bb5 33. Qb7 Rf8 34. Rc1 Bd7 35. Qd5 Qf4 36. Rc7 Be6  0 – 1 (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2792) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) [C70]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (11.4), 2018-06-24
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 b5 5. Bb3 g6 6. d4 exd4 7. Nxd4 Na5 8. O-O Bg7 9. Re1 Ne7 10. e5 O-O 11. Bg5 c5 12. Bd5 Rb8 13. Nb3 Nxb3 14. axb3 h6 15. Bh4 Rb6 16. Nc3 g5 17. Bg3 Nf5 18. Ne4 Nxg3 19. hxg3 Bxe5 20. c3 d6 21. Qh5 Bg7 22. Rad1 b4 23. f4 gxf4 24. gxf4 bxc3 25. bxc3 Qd7 26. Rd3 Qf5 27. Qf3 Be6 28. Ng3 Qg4 29. Qe4 Re8 30. Nf5 Rbb8 31. Rg3 Qxf5  0 – 1 (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2766) – Karjakin, Sergey (2782) [D37]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (11.5), 2018-06-24
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. c5 Nh5 8. Be2 Nxf4 9. exf4 b6 10. b4 a5 11. a3 c6 12. O-O axb4 13. axb4 Rxa1 14. Qxa1 Qc7 15. g3 bxc5 16. bxc5 f6 17. Re1 e5 18. Bd3 g5 19. Qb1 Rf7 20. fxe5 fxe5 21. Nxe5 Nxe5 22. Rxe5 Bd7 23. Ne2 Bf6 24. Re3 Qc8 25. Bc2 Qf8 26. Qe1 Kg7 27. Qd2 Kg8 28. Nc1 Qg7 29. Ne2 Qf8 30. Qd3 Bg4 31. Nc1 Re7 32. Nb3 Qf7 33. Rxe7 Qxe7 34. Qe3 Bd7 35. Nd2 g4 36. Qxe7 Bxe7 37. f4 gxf3 38. Nxf3 Bf6 39. Kf2 h6 40. Ne5 Be8 41. h4 Kf8 42. Ke3 Ke7 43. Kf4 Kd8 44. Kf5 Ke7 45. Ba4 Bg7 46. Nxc6+ Bxc6 47. Bxc6 Bxd4 48. Kg6 Bxc5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) – Grischuk, Alexander (2766) [B50]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (12.1), 2018-06-24
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. h3 a6 5. a4 Nc6 6. d4 cxd4 7. Nxd4 g6 8. Nxc6 bxc6 9. Bc4 Qc7 10. a5 Bg7 11. O-O O-O 12. Be3 Nd7 13. Bd4 Bxd4 14. Qxd4 Qa7 15. Qd2 Rb8 16. b3 Ne5 17. Be2 Be6 18. Kh2 Nd7 19. f4 f6 20. Na4 Kg7 21. Bd3 Bf7 22. Qe2 Ra8 23. Bc4 Bxc4 24. Qxc4 Qc7 25. Nc3 Qb7 26. Rae1 Rf7 27. Ne2 Qb5 28. Qc3 c5 29. Qa1 Qc6 30. Nc3 Rb8 31. Re3 Rb4 32. Nd5 Rd4 33. Qe1 f5 34. Nc3 e6 35. exf5 exf5 36. Re7 d5 37. Re6 Qb7 38. Qa1 Nf6 39. Na4 Qc7 40. Qe1 Rxf4 41. Rxf4 Qxf4+ 42. Kg1 Ne4 43. Nxc5 Nxc5 44. Qc3+ Kh6 45. Qxc5 Qc1+ 46. Kh2 Qf4+ 47. Kg1 Qc1+ 48. Kh2 Qf4+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) – So, Wesley (2778) [D41]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (12.2), 2018-06-24
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c5 5. cxd5 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Nxd5 7. Bd2 Be7 8. e4 Nxc3 9. Bxc3 O-O 10. Be2 Qb6 11. Qb3 Qxb3 12. Nxb3 Rd8 13. f3 b6 14. Rd1 Rxd1+ 15. Kxd1 Ba6 16. a3 Kf8 17. Nd4 Bf6 18. h4 h5 19. e5 Bxe5 20. Nxe6+ fxe6 21. Bxe5 Bxe2+ 22. Kxe2 Nc6 23. Bc3 Rd8 24. g4 Kf7 25. gxh5 Nd4+ 26. Kf2 Nf5 27. Rg1 Rh8 28. Rg5 Rh7 29. a4 Nxh4 30. Ke3 Nf5+ 31. Kd3 Rh8 32. Kc4 a6 33. Kb3 b5 34. axb5 Rb8 35. Rg4 Rxb5+ 36. Rb4 Ng3 37. Rxb5 axb5 38. Kb4 Nxh5 39. Kxb5 Nf4 40. Kc6 Nd5 41. Bd2 Kf6 42. b4 Nxb4+ 43. Bxb4 Kf5 44. Bd6 g5 45. Bg3 e5 46. Kd5 g4 47. fxg4+ Kxg4 48. Bxe5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2782) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2792) [C65]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (12.3), 2018-06-24
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 d6 5. O-O a6 6. Bxc6+ bxc6 7. Re1 Bg4 8. Nbd2 Be7 9. h3 Bh5 10. Nf1 Nd7 11. Ng3 Bg6 12. d4 O-O 13. dxe5 dxe5 14. Be3 Bd6 15. Qe2 a5 16. Rad1 Qb8 17. b3 a4 18. Nh4 axb3 19. cxb3 Nc5 20. Nxg6 hxg6 21. Rc1 Na6 22. h4 Qb5 23. Rc4 Nb8 24. h5 Nd7 25. hxg6 fxg6 26. Qg4 Rf7 27. Re2 Nf8 28. Nf1 c5 29. Nh2 Qe8 30. Nf3 Ne6 31. Qxg6 Rf6 32. Qxe8+ Rxe8 33. Ne1 Kf7 34. Nd3 Rh8 35. f3 g5 36. Nxc5 Bxc5 37. Bxc5 Rfh6 38. Be3 Rh1+ 39. Kf2 c5 40. a4 Rb1 41. Bxc5 Rhh1 42. Be3 Rhf1+ 43. Kg3 Rxb3 44. a5 Ra3 45. Bb6 Nf4 46. Rc7+ Kg6 47. Rec2 Nh5+ 48. Kh2 g4 49. fxg4 Nf6 50. g3 Nxg4+ 51. Kg2 Rff3 52. R2c6+ Nf6 53. Bf2 Kg5 54. Rg7+ Kh6 55. Rf7 Kg6 56. Rb7 Kg5 57. Rb5 Ng4 58. Be1 Rfd3 59. Rb2 Ne3+ 60. Kh3 Ng4 61. a6 Kh5 62. Rb8 Re3 63. Rh8+ Kg5 64. Bd2 Nf2+ 65. Kg2 Nxe4 66. Bxe3+ Rxe3 67. a7 Rxg3+ 68. Kf1 Ra3 69. a8=Q  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2764) – Caruana, Fabiano (2816) [B42]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (12.4), 2018-06-24
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Bc5 6. Nb3 Be7 7. Qg4 g6 8. Qe2 d6 9. a4 Nc6 10. O-O Ne5 11. Kh1 Nf6 12. Nc3 Bd7 13. f4 Nxd3 14. cxd3 O-O 15. Be3 b5 16. a5 Bc6 17. Rf3 Re8 18. Rh3 Bf8 19. Rf1 Bg7 20. Na2 Bb7 21. Nb4 Rc8 22. Bd4 Qe7 23. Bc3 h5 24. Qe1 e5 25. fxe5 dxe5 26. Rhf3 Qe6 27. Na1 Rc7 28. Nac2 Rd7 29. Ne3 Ng4 30. Ned5 f5 31. h3 Nh6 32. Qf2 f4 33. d4 g5 34. dxe5 Bxe5 35. Bxe5 Qxe5 36. Nd3 Qd6 37. Nc5 Bxd5 38. Nxd7 Bxe4 39. Qb6 Qxd7 40. Qxh6 Bxf3 41. Rxf3 Qg7 42. Qxh5 Re6 43. Rd3 Qe7 44. Rd5 Re5 45. Qg6+ Kh8 46. Rd6 Qf8 47. Qh5+ Kg8 48. Rg6+  1 – 0 (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) – Anand, Viswanathan (2759) [C45]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (12.5), 2018-06-24
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. Bd3 d5 7. e5 Ng4 8. O-O Bc5 9. Bf4 g5 10. Bd2 O-O 11. Nc3 Nxe5 12. Qh5 Nxd3 13. cxd3 f6 14. Rac1 Bf5 15. Rfe1 Bxd3 16. Qh3 Bg6 17. Qe6+ Bf7 18. Qxc6 Bb6 19. Na4 d4 20. Nxb6 cxb6 21. h4 Bd5 22. Qa4 gxh4 23. Qxd4 Bxg2 24. Qf4 Bd5 25. Rc7 Rf7 26. Rxf7 Kxf7 27. Kh2 Qb8 28. a3 Qxf4+ 29. Bxf4 Rg8 30. Be3 Be6 31. Rg1 Rd8 32. Rc1 Rd7 33. Rc8 Rd1 34. Rc1 Rd7 35. Rc8 Kg6 36. Rc6 Bd5 37. Rc2 Be6 38. Rc6 Bf5 39. Rc4 h3 40. Rd4 Rc7 41. Rd6 Kf7 42. Bd4 Be6 43. Be3 Rc2 44. Rd2 Rc8 45. Rd1 Rg8 46. Rg1 Rd8 47. Rc1 Rd7 48. Rc6 h5 49. a4 Bd5 50. Rc1 Bg2 51. b4 Kg6 52. a5 bxa5 53. bxa5 a6 54. Bb6 h4 55. Re1 Rd5 56. Rc1 Kf5 57. Re1 Re5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) [A14]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (13.1), 2018-06-24
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Be7 5. c4 O-O 6. d4 dxc4 7. Qc2 b5 8. a4 b4 9. Ne5 Qxd4 10. Nxc4 c6 11. Rd1 Qc5 12. Be3 Qh5 13. Nbd2 Ng4 14. Nf1 Nxe3 15. Nfxe3 a5 16. Rd2 Ba6 17. Rad1 Ra7 18. b3 Bf6 19. h4 Qc5 20. Qe4 Qe7 21. Rd6 c5 22. Bf3 Bd4 23. Rb6 Nd7 24. Rd6 Ne5 25. Rb6 Nd7 26. Rd6 Ne5 27. Rb6 Qc7 28. Rxd4 cxd4 29. Qxe5 Qxe5 30. Nxe5 dxe3 31. Nc6 Raa8 32. fxe3 Rfe8 33. Ne7+ Kf8 34. Bxa8 Rxa8 35. Nc6 Bxe2 36. Kf2 Bd1 37. Nd4 e5 38. Ke1 exd4 39. Kxd1 dxe3 40. Ke2 Rc8 41. Rb5 Rc3 42. Rxa5 Rxb3 43. Rb5 g6 44. a5 Kg7 45. a6 Ra3 46. Rxb4 Rxa6 47. Kxe3 Rf6 48. Rb5 Rf5 49. Rb6 Kh6 50. Rb4 Rf6 51. Rb5 Rf1 52. Ke2 Rf5 53. Rb4 f6 54. g4 Ra5 55. Kf3 Ra3+ 56. Kg2 f5 57. Rf4 Ra5 58. Kg3 Kg7 59. gxf5 gxf5 60. Rb4 Kg6 61. Rb7 Ra3+ 62. Kg2 h6 63. Rb5 Rc3 64. Ra5 Rd3 65. Rb5 f4 66. Ra5 Rg3+ 67. Kh2 h5 68. Rb5 Rg4 69. Kh3 f3 70. Rb3 Rf4 71. Rb1 Kf5 72. Kg3 f2 73. Rf1 Rg4+ 74. Kxf2 Rf4+ 75. Kg2 Rxf1 76. Kxf1 Kg4 77. Kg2 Kxh4 78. Kh2 Kg4 79. Kg2 h4 80. Kh2 h3 81. Kg1 Kg3 82. Kh1 h2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2759) – Aronian, Levon (2764) [C67]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (13.2), 2018-06-24
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 Ne8 10. Re1 d5 11. Bf4 Bd6 12. Bxd6 Nxd6 13. Nd2 c6 14. c3 Bf5 15. Nf3 Qb6 16. Qb3 Qxb3 17. axb3 a6 18. b4 Rfe8 19. Rxe8+ Rxe8 20. Nd2 Kf8 21. f3 Ke7 22. Re1+ Kd8 23. Rxe8+ Kxe8 24. Kf2 Bc2 25. Be2 Kd7 26. h4 Kc7 27. Nf1 Kb6 28. Ne3 Bg6 29. Ke1 Nf5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2816) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) [B07]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (13.3), 2018-06-24
1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Be3 c6 5. f4 b5 6. Bd3 Ng4 7. Bd2 e5 8. dxe5 dxe5 9. Qf3 exf4 10. Bxf4 Bg7 11. O-O-O O-O 12. Bxb5 Qa5 13. Bc4 Bxc3 14. bxc3 Na6 15. Ne2 Nc5 16. Rhf1 Qa3+ 17. Kd2 Qa4 18. Bd3 Nf6 19. Ke1 Bg4 20. Qe3 Ncxe4 21. Qd4 Qa5 22. Qb4 Qxb4 23. cxb4 Rfe8 24. h3 Bxe2 25. Bxe2 Nd5 26. Rd3 Nxb4 27. Rb3 Nxc2+ 28. Kd1 Nd4 29. Re3 Nxe2 30. Kxe2 Nc3+ 31. Kd3 Nxa2 32. Kc4 a5 33. Ra1 Rxe3 34. Bxe3 Nb4 35. Bh6 f6 36. Kc5 Kf7 37. h4 Nd3+ 38. Kxc6 a4 39. Kb5 a3 40. Kc4 Ne5+ 41. Kb3 g5 42. hxg5 Kg6 43. gxf6 Kxh6 44. Ka2 Kg6 45. Rf1 Nf7 46. Rf3 Ra6 47. Rg3+ Kxf6 48. Rh3 h6  0 – 1 (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2792) – Grischuk, Alexander (2766) [A49]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (13.4), 2018-06-24
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. O-O d6 6. Re1 Nbd7 7. e4 e5 8. Nc3 Re8 9. h3 c6 10. a4 b6 11. Bg5 Bb7 12. Qd2 Qc7 13. Rad1 a6 14. dxe5 dxe5 15. Qd6 Qxd6 16. Rxd6 h6 17. Bxf6 Nxf6 18. Nd2 Rad8 19. Nc4 Rxd6 20. Nxd6 Re7 21. Rd1 Bf8 22. Nxb7 Rxb7 23. Rd8 Rc7 24. Bf1 a5 25. Bd3 Kg7 26. Kg2 Be7 27. Ra8 Nd7 28. Bc4 Nc5 29. b3 Nb7 30. Ra7 Bd6 31. Ba6 Nc5 32. Rxc7 Bxc7 33. Bc8 Kf6 34. h4 h5 35. Kf3 Ke7 36. Nd1 Kd8 37. Bh3 Bd6 38. Nb2 b5 39. Ke3 bxa4 40. bxa4 Bc7 41. Bf1 Bb6 42. Kf3 Ke7 43. Bc4 f5 44. exf5 gxf5 45. Be2 Kf6 46. Kg2 Kg6 47. Bf3 e4 48. Be2 Ne6 49. c3 f4 50. f3 fxg3 51. Kxg3 Bc7+ 52. Kf2 Bb6+ 53. Kf1 Nc5 54. fxe4 Bd8 55. e5 Bxh4 56. Bf3 Bg3 57. Nc4 Nxa4 58. Bxc6 Nxc3 59. e6 Kf6 60. Nxa5 Kxe6 61. Kg2 Bc7 62. Nc4 Kf6 63. Ne3 Ke5 64. Be8 Ke4 65. Nf1 h4 66. Kh3 Bd8 67. Bg6+ Kf4 68. Bd3 Nd5 69. Bc4 Nc3 70. Kg2 Ne4 71. Be6 Ng5 72. Bd7 Ba5 73. Nh2 Be1 74. Nf1 Bc3 75. Bc8 Ke4 76. Bb7+ Kf5 77. Ne3+ Ke5 78. Bc8 Ke4 79. Nd1 Bd4 80. Nf2+  ½ – ½ (view game)

So, Wesley (2778) – Karjakin, Sergey (2782) [C65]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (13.5), 2018-06-24
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O Nd4 6. Nxd4 Bxd4 7. Ba4 O-O 8. c3 Bb6 9. Bg5 h6 10. Bh4 c6 11. Nd2 d5 12. Bb3 dxe4 13. Nxe4 g5 14. Bg3 Nxe4 15. dxe4 Qf6 16. Qh5 Be6 17. Bxe6 Qxe6 18. h4 Qf6 19. Rad1 Rad8 20. hxg5 hxg5 21. Qg4 Qe7 22. Rxd8 Rxd8 23. Rd1 Rxd1+ 24. Qxd1 f6 25. Kf1 Qe6 26. Qb3 Qxb3 27. axb3 a5 28. Ke2 Kf7 29. f3 Ke6 30. Be1 Bc5 31. Kd3 b5 32. b4 axb4 33. cxb4 Bd4 34. Bc3 Bb6 35. b3 Ba7 36. Bd2 Bb6 37. Be3 Bc7 38. Bc5 Kf7 39. Ke3 Kg6 40. Kf2 Bb8 41. Kg3 Bc7 42. Kg4 Bb8 43. Be7 Bc7 44. Bc5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2792) [A05]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (14.1), 2018-06-24
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. b3 d5 3. Bb2 e6 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O c5 7. d4 Nc6 8. e3 b6 9. c4 Ba6 10. Ne5 Rc8 11. Nd2 cxd4 12. Nxc6 Rxc6 13. Bxd4 Rc7 14. Qe2 Bb4 15. Rfd1 Qe7 16. a3 Bxd2 17. Qxd2 dxc4 18. Be5 Rd7 19. Bxf6  1 – 0 (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2766) – So, Wesley (2778) [A37]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (14.2), 2018-06-24
1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Nf3 e6 6. d4 cxd4 7. Nb5 d5 8. cxd5 Qa5+ 9. Nd2 exd5 10. Nd6+ Kf8 11. Nxc8 Rxc8 12. O-O Nge7 13. Nf3 h6 14. h4 Bf6 15. Bd2 Qb6 16. b4 Kg7 17. Rb1 Ne5 18. a4 Nxf3+ 19. exf3 h5 20. Re1 Rhe8 21. Bf1 Nf5 22. Rxe8 Rxe8 23. Bd3 Ne3 24. Qb3 Qd6 25. Re1 Re6 26. b5 Nc4 27. Bxc4 dxc4 28. Qxc4 Rxe1+ 29. Bxe1 d3 30. Bd2 Qd4 31. Qb3 Qb2 32. Qxd3 Qa1+ 33. Kg2 Qxa4 34. Be3 a6 35. bxa6 bxa6 36. Qd6 Qa1 37. Bc5 Kh7 38. Qd5 Kg7 39. Qd6 Kh7 40. Qd5 Kg7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2782) – Caruana, Fabiano (2816) [B41]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (14.3), 2018-06-24
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. c4 Nf6 6. Nc3 Bb4 7. Qd3 Qc7 8. Nc2 Bc5 9. Be2 O-O 10. O-O Nc6 11. Kh1 d6 12. f4 Bd7 13. a3 Rad8 14. b4 Ba7 15. Bb2 Rfe8 16. Rad1 Bc8 17. Bf3 Ne7 18. g3 b6 19. Ne2 e5 20. Ne3 b5 21. cxb5 axb5 22. Nc3 Bd7 23. Bg2 Qb7 24. Qe2 Bc6 25. Qd3 exf4 26. Rxf4 Bxe3 27. Rxf6 gxf6 28. Qxe3 Ng6 29. Qf2 Ne5 30. Qxf6 Qe7 31. Qf4 Qe6 32. Ne2 Qg6 33. Nd4 Bd7 34. Nf3 Bg4 35. Nh4 Qh5 36. Rd4 Be6 37. Rd2 h6 38. Ba1 Qg5 39. Qf2 Rc8 40. Rd1 Rc4 41. Nf3 Qh5 42. Bb2 Rec8 43. Rxd6 Ng4 44. Qd2 Kh7 45. Kg1 Qg6 46. Nh4 Qg5 47. Nf3 Qxd2 48. Rxd2 Rc2 49. Bd4 Rxd2 50. Nxd2 Rc1+ 51. Bf1 Bc4 52. h3 Nh2 53. Kxh2 Bxf1 54. g4 Rc2 55. Be3 Ra2 56. Kg3 Bd3 57. Kf4 Rxa3 58. Nf3 Rb3 59. Bc5 Bc4 60. h4 f6 61. Nd4 Rh3 62. h5 Rh1 63. Be7 Rf1+ 64. Ke3 Re1+ 65. Kf4 Bd3 66. Bxf6 Rxe4+ 67. Kf3 Re1 68. Kf4 Rb1 69. Be7 Kg7 70. Bc5 Kf6 71. Nf3 Rf1 72. Ke3 Bc4 73. Bf8 Bd5 74. Nd2 Rg1 75. Bxh6 Rxg4 76. Bf4 Kf5 77. Bd6 Rh4 78. Bc5 Rxh5 79. Kd4 Ke6 80. Nf1 Rh4+ 81. Kc3 Ke5 82. Ne3 Ke4 83. Kd2 Rh2+ 84. Kc3 Rh3 85. Kd2 Bc4 86. Nd1 Rh2+ 87. Kc3 Re2 88. Nf2+ Kf3 89. Nd1 Bd5 90. Nb2 Be4 91. Nd1 Rc2+ 92. Kb3 Rc1 93. Nc3 Bd3 94. Kb2 Rh1 95. Kb3 Rh2 96. Ka3 Bc4 97. Bd4 Rc2 98. Bf6 Ke3 99. Be5 Kd3 100. Bf6 Bf7 101. Bg7 Rg2 102. Bf6 Kc4 103. Ne4 Bg8 104. Nc3 Rg3 105. Be5 Re3 106. Bf6 Re6 107. Bg7 Ra6+ 108. Kb2 Kxb4 109. Bf8+ Kc4 110. Ne4 b4 111. Nd6+ Kd3 112. Nb7 Ra2+ 113. Kb1 Kc3 114. Bg7+ Kc4 115. Kxa2 Kb5+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) – Anand, Viswanathan (2759) [E34]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (14.4), 2018-06-24
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. a3 Bxc3+ 8. Qxc3 O-O 9. Nf3 c6 10. h4 Nd7 11. g4 Qe7 12. g5 h5 13. e3 dxc4 14. Bxc4 b6 15. O-O-O Bb7 16. g6 fxg6 17. Ng5 Rf6 18. f4 b5 19. Ba2 c5 20. d5 c4 21. Nxe6 Bxd5 22. Rxd5 Rxe6 23. Rxb5 Rxe3 24. Bxc4+ Kh8 25. Qd4 Re4 26. Qd5 Qe8 27. Bd3 Nf6 28. Qb7 Re7 29. Qa6 Rc8+ 30. Kb1 Re6 31. Qa5 Rd8 32. Bc2 Re2 33. Re5 Rxe5 34. Qxe5 Qc6 35. Rg1 Ng4 36. Qe4 Qxe4 37. Bxe4 Kh7 38. f5 Rd4 39. fxg6+ Kh6 40. Bb7 Ne5 41. Re1 Nxg6 42. Re6 Rxh4 43. b4 Rf4 44. b5 Rf6 45. Rxf6 gxf6 46. a4 Ne5 47. Bd5 Nd7 48. a5 Kg5 49. Kc2 Kf4 50. Bc6 Nc5 51. Kc3 Ke5 52. Kc4 Kd6 53. Bf3 h4 54. b6 axb6 55. axb6 f5 56. Kd4 Ne4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2764) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [A04]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (14.5), 2018-06-24
1. Nf3 c5 2. e3 d5 3. b3 Nf6 4. Bb2 Nc6 5. Bb5 Bd7 6. O-O e6 7. Bxc6 Bxc6 8. Ne5 Rc8 9. d3 Nd7 10. Nxc6 Rxc6 11. Nd2 Nf6 12. f4 Bd6 13. Nf3 O-O 14. Ne5 Bxe5 15. fxe5 Nd7 16. Qh5 Qe8 17. Qh4 Qb8 18. Qf4 f6 19. exf6 Qxf4 20. exf4 Nxf6 21. Rae1 d4 22. a4 Nd5 23. Bc1 b6 24. Bd2 a6 25. Re4 Nf6 26. Re5 Kf7 27. h3 Rd8 28. f5 Re8 29. g4 h6 30. Kg2 exf5 31. Rxe8 Nxe8 32. Rxf5+ Nf6 33. Kf3 g6 34. Re5 g5 35. Be1 Nd7 36. Rf5+ Ke6 37. Bg3 b5 38. axb5 axb5 39. Ke2 b4 40. Rf1 Ra6 41. Kd2 Ra8 42. Re1+ Kf6 43. Rf1+ Ke6 44. Re1+ Kf6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2764) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) [B50]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (15.1), 2018-06-24
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Be2 Nf6 4. c3 g6 5. O-O Bg7 6. Bb5+ Bd7 7. Bxd7+ Nbxd7 8. Re1 c4 9. Na3 Rc8 10. b3 cxb3 11. axb3 O-O 12. Nb1 Qb6 13. d4 e5 14. Bb2 d5 15. exd5 exd4 16. c4 Nc5 17. Bxd4 Qxb3 18. Bxc5 Qxd1 19. Rxd1 Rxc5 20. Rxa7 Rxc4 21. Rxb7 Nxd5 22. g3 Rc7  ½ – ½ (view game)

So, Wesley (2778) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2792) [A14]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (15.2), 2018-06-24
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Be7 5. c4 O-O 6. b3 c5 7. Bb2 b6 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. d4 Bb7 10. dxc5 Bxc5 11. Nc3 Nd7 12. Nxd5 Bxd5 13. Qd3 Qe7 14. Rad1 Rfd8 15. Qc3 Nf6 16. Qe5 Rac8 17. Nh4 Bxg2 18. Rxd8+ Qxd8 19. Kxg2 Bf8 20. Nf3 Rc2 21. Rb1 Qd5 22. Qxd5 Nxd5 23. Kf1 Nb4 24. Nd4 Rc8 25. a3 Nd5 26. Rc1 Rxc1+ 27. Bxc1 a6 28. e4 Nc3 29. f3 Bc5 30. Nc6 b5 31. Ke1 f5 32. b4 Bd6 33. Bb2 Na4 34. Bd4 fxe4 35. fxe4 Kf7 36. Kd2 g6 37. Ke3 Ke8 38. Na5 e5 39. Ba7 Kd7 40. Kd2 Bc7 41. Nb3 Nb2 42. Bf2 Nc4+ 43. Kc3 Kc6 44. Nd2 Nxd2 45. Kxd2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2759) – Karjakin, Sergey (2782) [C84]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (15.3), 2018-06-24
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a3 O-O 9. Nc3 Na5 10. Ba2 Be6 11. b4 Nc6 12. Nd5 Nd4 13. Nxf6+ Bxf6 14. Nxd4 exd4 15. Bxe6 fxe6 16. Bd2 e5 17. f4 exf4 18. Bxf4 a5 19. Qh5 c6 20. a4 axb4 21. axb5 Be7 22. Bg3 Rxa1 23. Rxa1 Qb6 24. Qg4 Kh8 25. Qd7 Bg5 26. Qxd6 Rc8 27. bxc6 h6 28. c7 Qb7 29. h4 Be3+ 30. Kh2 Rg8 31. Qa6  1 – 0 (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2816) – Grischuk, Alexander (2766) [A05]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (15.4), 2018-06-24
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. b3 g6 3. Bb2 Bg7 4. c4 O-O 5. g3 d6 6. d4 Nbd7 7. Bg2 c6 8. O-O Re8 9. Nc3 e5 10. e4 exd4 11. Nxd4 Nc5 12. Re1 Ng4 13. h3 Ne5 14. Re3 Qb6 15. Nc2 a5 16. Bf1 Be6 17. Rb1 a4 18. b4 Ncd7 19. Na3 Qxb4 20. Bc1 Qa5 21. f4 Nxc4 22. Nxc4 Bxc4 23. Bxc4 Bxc3 24. Rxb7 d5 25. Rxd7 dxc4 26. Qc2 Bf6 27. Qxc4 Re7 28. Rd1 Rd8 29. Rxd8+ Qxd8 30. e5 Bg7 31. Rd3 Rd7 32. Rxd7 Qxd7 33. Qxa4 Qxh3 34. Qb3 h5 35. Qf3 h4 36. Qg2 Qg4 37. gxh4 Qxh4 38. Qxc6 Qe1+ 39. Kg2 Qe2+ 40. Kg3 Qxa2 41. Be3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) [B12]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (15.5), 2018-06-24
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 Ne7 6. Nbd2 Nd7 7. O-O c5 8. c3 Nc6 9. Nb3 c4 10. Nbd2 b5 11. Re1 b4 12. Nf1 Be7 13. Ng3 Bg6 14. Be3 O-O 15. h4 Bxh4 16. Nxh4 Qxh4 17. cxb4 Nxb4 18. Qd2 Nc2 19. Rac1 Nxe3 20. Qxe3 f6 21. exf6 Rxf6 22. b3 cxb3 23. axb3 Raf8 24. Rc7 Nb6 25. Bf3 Nc8 26. Qe5 Qf4 27. Qxf4 Rxf4 28. Rxe6 Rxd4 29. Rec6 Nb6 30. Rxa7 Rf6 31. Rcc7 Rf7 32. Rxf7 Bxf7 33. Rb7 Nc8 34. Nf5 Rf4 35. Rb8  1 – 0 (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) – So, Wesley (2778) [D41]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (16.1), 2018-06-24
1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 c5 5. cxd5 cxd4 6. Qa4+ Bd7 7. Qxd4 exd5 8. e3 Nc6 9. Qd1 Bb4 10. Bd2 O-O 11. a3 Ba5 12. Be2 Bg4 13. O-O d4 14. exd4 Nxd4 15. Nxd4 Qxd4 16. Be3 Qxd1 17. Bxd1 Bxc3 18. bxc3 b6 19. Bd4 Bxd1 20. Bxf6 Bb3 21. Bd4 Rfe8 22. Rfe1 f6 23. f3 Kf7 24. Kf2 Rxe1 25. Rxe1 Re8 26. Rxe8 Kxe8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2792) – Caruana, Fabiano (2816) [D04]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (16.2), 2018-06-24
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 c5 4. c3 cxd4 5. exd4 Nc6 6. Ne5 a6 7. Bd3 g6 8. O-O Bg7 9. Re1 O-O 10. Nd2 Nxe5 11. dxe5 Nd7 12. Nf3 Nc5 13. Nd4 Bg4 14. f3 Bd7 15. Bg5 Re8 16. Bh4 b5 17. Kh1 Rc8 18. Bf1 Qb6 19. Qd2 a5 20. a3 Qb7 21. Rad1 Ne6 22. Nxe6 Bxe6 23. Bf2 Rb8 24. b4 Ra8 25. Bc5 axb4 26. Bxb4 Rab8 27. Qd4 Red8 28. Qh4 Rd7 29. Rd4 Qc7 30. Qg3 Bf5 31. Re3 Bc2 32. Qe1 e6 33. h4 Bf8 34. Qf2 Bb3 35. h5 Bc5 36. Bxc5 Qxc5 37. Qh4 Qxa3 38. hxg6 fxg6 39. Kh2 Qc1 40. Re1 Qxc3 41. Rd3 Qc2 42. Qf6 Re8 43. Ra1 Bc4 44. Ra6 Rf7 45. Rxe6 Rxf6 46. Rxe8+ Rf8  0 – 1 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2782) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [A48]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (16.3), 2018-06-24
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. e3 Bg7 4. Be2 O-O 5. O-O b6 6. c4 Bb7 7. a3 e6 8. b4 c5 9. Bb2 d6 10. Nbd2 Nbd7 11. h3 Qe7 12. Rc1 Rac8 13. Qb3 Rfd8 14. Rfd1 Ba8 15. Bc3 d5 16. dxc5 bxc5 17. cxd5 Bxd5 18. Qb2 cxb4 19. axb4 Nb6 20. Bd4 Ne8 21. Bxg7 Nxg7 22. Ra1 Ne8 23. Ne5 Rc7 24. Nd3 Qf6 25. Qxf6 Nxf6 26. Nc5 Ba8 27. Ndb3 Rxd1+ 28. Rxd1 Nfd5 29. b5 Kf8 30. Bf1 Ke7 31. Rd2 Nc3 32. f3 Bd5 33. e4 Bxb3 34. Nxb3 Nc4 35. Rd4 Na3 36. Rb4 Nc2 37. b6 Nxb4 38. bxc7 Kd7 39. e5 Kxc7 40. f4 Kb6 41. Nd2 Nbd5 42. Nc4+ Kc5 43. g3 Ne4 44. Kg2 Kd4 45. Kf3 g5 46. h4 gxf4 47. gxf4 a5 48. Nxa5 Nd2+ 49. Kf2 Nxf1 50. Kxf1 Ke4 51. Nb7 Kxf4 52. Nd8 Kxe5 53. Nxf7+ Kf6 54. Nd6 Ne3+ 55. Kf2 Nf5 56. Ne4+ Ke5 57. Ng5 h6 58. Nf3+ Kf4 59. h5 Kg4 60. Ne5+ Kxh5 61. Kf3 Kg5 62. Nf7+ Kf6 63. Nd8 e5 64. Kg4 Ng7 65. Nb7 h5+ 66. Kf3 Kf5 67. Nd6+ Ke6 68. Ne4 Kd5 69. Nf6+ Kd4 70. Ne4 Ne8 71. Ng3 Nf6 72. Ke2 e4 73. Kd2 Ke5 74. Ke3 h4 75. Nf1 Ng4+ 76. Ke2 Kf4 77. Nd2 h3 78. Kf1 e3 79. Nb3 Kg3 80. Nd4 h2 81. Ne2+ Kf3  0 – 1 (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2766) – Anand, Viswanathan (2759) [A37]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (16.4), 2018-06-24
1. c4 c5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 d6 6. O-O Bf5 7. d3 Qd7 8. Nd5 Nf6 9. Bd2 O-O 10. Bc3 Nxd5 11. cxd5 Nd4 12. Nh4 Bg4 13. f3 Bh3 14. Bxh3 Qxh3 15. e3 Nf5 16. Nxf5 Qxf5 17. e4 Qd7 18. Qb3 b5 19. Bxg7 Kxg7 20. Qc3+ Kg8 21. f4 Rac8 22. f5 c4 23. d4 Qc7 24. a4 b4 25. Qxb4 Rb8 26. Qd2 Rb3 27. a5 Qb7 28. Rf2 Qb4 29. fxg6 hxg6 30. Rc1 Qxd2 31. Rxd2 Rd3 32. Rxd3 cxd3 33. Kf2 Rb8 34. Ke3 Rxb2 35. Kxd3 Rb3+ 36. Kc4 Rb2 37. Kd3 Rb3+ 38. Kd2 Rb2+ 39. Ke3 Rxh2 40. Rc7 Kf8 41. Rxa7 Ra2 42. a6 f6 43. g4 Ra3+ 44. Kd2 Kf7 45. Ra8 f5 46. gxf5 gxf5 47. exf5 Ra5 48. a7 Kg7 49. Kc3 Ra1 50. Kb4 Rb1+ 51. Kc4 Rc1+ 52. Kb5 Rb1+ 53. Kc6 Ra1 54. Kc7 Ra2 55. Kd8 Kf7 56. Kd7 Ra1 57. f6 exf6 58. Kxd6 Kg7 59. Ke6  1 – 0 (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) – Aronian, Levon (2764) [D10]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (16.5), 2018-06-24
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. cxd5 cxd5 4. Bg5 Nf6 5. Bxf6 gxf6 6. Nc3 e6 7. e3 Nd7 8. Bd3 f5 9. h3 h5 10. h4 Nf6 11. Nge2 Bd6 12. Qb3 a6 13. Rc1 b5 14. a4 b4 15. Nb1 Bd7 16. Qd1 Qa5 17. b3 Ne4 18. Kf1 Ke7 19. f3 Nf6 20. Kf2 Qb6 21. Nd2 f4 22. e4 Be5 23. exd5 Bxd4+ 24. Kf1 Nxd5 25. Nc4 Ne3+ 26. Nxe3 Bxe3 27. Rc4 Rac8 28. g3 Rxc4 29. Bxc4 Bc6 30. Nxf4 Bxf4 31. gxf4 Qe3 32. Rh3 Rg8  0 – 1 (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) [D05]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (17.1), 2018-06-24
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. e3 c5 4. Bd3 d5 5. b3 Nc6 6. O-O Be7 7. Bb2 O-O 8. Nbd2 b6 9. a3 Bb7 10. Qe2 Qc7 11. Rac1 Rac8 12. c4 dxc4 13. bxc4 cxd4 14. exd4 Rfe8 15. Rfe1 Qb8 16. Ne4 Na5 17. Neg5 Qf4 18. Nxe6 fxe6 19. Qxe6+ Kh8 20. Ne5 Bf8 21. Qh3 Kg8 22. Nd7 Ne4 23. f3 Ng5 24. Qh5 Re3 25. Ne5 Rxd3 26. Nxd3 Qf5 27. d5 Nxc4 28. Ba1 Bxd5 29. Kh1 Rc6 30. Nf2 Qg6 31. Qg4 Ne3 32. Rxc6 Nxg4 33. Rxg6 Nxf2+  0 – 1 (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2816) – So, Wesley (2778) [C24]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (17.2), 2018-06-24
1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 Nc6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Ne2 d5 6. exd5 Nxd5 7. O-O Be6 8. Ne4 Be7 9. Bb3 O-O 10. f4 exf4 11. Nxf4 Nxf4 12. Bxf4 Nd4 13. Bxe6 Nxe6 14. Be5 Qd5 15. Bc3 f5 16. Nd2 Bf6 17. Kh1 Rae8 18. Qf3 Qxf3 19. Nxf3 Bxc3 20. bxc3 g6 21. Rfe1 Kg7 22. Kg1 Nc5 23. Kf2 Kf6 24. Nd4 Ne6 25. a4 Nxd4 26. cxd4 Rxe1 27. Rxe1 Rd8 28. Rb1 b6 29. Ke3 f4+ 30. Ke4 g5 31. a5 Re8+ 32. Kf3 Re3+ 33. Kf2 h5 34. axb6 axb6 35. Ra1 Re7 36. Ra8 Rd7 37. c3 g4 38. Rf8+ Kg5 39. Rg8+ Kf5 40. Rf8+ Kg5 41. Rg8+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) – Grischuk, Alexander (2766) [B52]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (17.3), 2018-06-24
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Bxd7+ Qxd7 5. c4 e5 6. Nc3 Nc6 7. d3 g6 8. h4 h6 9. h5 g5 10. Nd2 Bg7 11. g4 Nf6 12. f3 O-O 13. Nf1 Nd4 14. Be3 Ne8 15. Ng3 Nc7 16. Bxd4 exd4 17. Nd5 Nxd5 18. cxd5 Be5 19. Nf5 Kh7 20. a3 a5 21. a4 Ra6 22. b3 Rb6 23. Qc2 Rb4 24. Ke2 Ra8 25. Ra3 Ra6 26. Rc1 Qd8 27. Qd1 Qf6 28. Rc4 Rab6 29. Rxb4 Rxb4 30. Ra1 Bf4 31. Qc2 Qe5 32. Kf1 Qe8 33. Ke2 Qe5 34. Kf1 Qe8 35. Re1 Qe5 36. Kg2 Rb6 37. Re2 Rb4 38. Qa2 Rb6 39. Rc2 Qe8 40. Re2 Be5 41. Re1 Rb4 42. Ra1 Qd8 43. Qc2 Qb6 44. Rb1 Qd8 45. Qd1 Qe8 46. Ra1 Qd7 47. Qc2 Qe8 48. Re1 Qd8 49. Ra1 Qb6 50. Ra3 Qd8 51. Kf1 Qe8 52. Ke2 Bf4 53. Kd1 Be5 54. Kc1 Qd8 55. Kd1 Qe8 56. Ke2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2759) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2792) [C67]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (17.4), 2018-06-24
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. Nc3 Ne8 10. Nd5 Bd6 11. Re1 c6 12. Ne3 Bc7 13. Nf5 d5 14. Ne7+ Kh8 15. Nxc8 Rxc8 16. d3 f5 17. Bd2 Nf6 18. g3 Qd7 19. Qf3 Ng4 20. Bh3 h5 21. Bf4 Bb6 22. Bxg4 fxg4 23. Qe2 Rce8 24. Qd2 Bd4 25. c3 Bf6 26. Bg5 Be5 27. Re2 Bd6 28. Rxe8 Rxe8 29. Re1 Rxe1+ 30. Qxe1 Kh7 31. Qe3 Qf5 32. Be7 Bxe7 33. Qxe7 Qxd3 34. Qxb7 Qd1+ 35. Kg2 Qf3+ 36. Kg1 Qd1+ 37. Kg2 Qf3+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2764) – Karjakin, Sergey (2782) [C50]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (17.5), 2018-06-24
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. O-O d6 6. c3 a6 7. Re1 h6 8. Bb3 O-O 9. h3 Re8 10. Nbd2 Be6 11. Bc2 d5 12. exd5 Qxd5 13. b4 Bf8 14. a4 b5 15. Qe2 Rad8 16. axb5 axb5 17. Ne4 Nxe4 18. dxe4 Qc4 19. Qxc4 Bxc4 20. Be3 Bd6 21. Nd2 Be6 22. Red1 Ra8 23. Bd3 Rxa1 24. Rxa1 Rb8 25. Ra3 f6 26. Kf1 Kf7 27. Ke2 h5 28. h4 Ke8 29. f3 Bf7 30. Kd1 Nd8 31. Nb3 Bxb3+ 32. Rxb3 Ne6 33. Kc2 Rb7 34. Bf1 Ke7 35. g3 g6 36. Bh3 c6 37. Ra3 Nc7 38. Kb3 Ke8 39. Ra1 Ke7 40. Ba7 Ne6 41. Be3 Nc7 42. g4 hxg4 43. fxg4 Ne6 44. g5 fxg5 45. hxg5 Nf4 46. Bc8 Rc7 47. Ra8 c5 48. Ba6 cxb4 49. cxb4 Rc4 50. Ra7+ Kf8 51. Bd2 Rxe4 52. Bxb5 Ne6 53. Bc4 Nd4+ 54. Kb2 Nc6 55. Bd5 Rd4 56. Bxc6 Rxd2+ 57. Kc3 Rd4 58. b5 Bb4+ 59. Kb3 Bc5 60. Rd7 Rxd7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) – Caruana, Fabiano (2816) [D37]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (18.1), 2018-06-24
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 a6 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 Be6 7. e3 Nbd7 8. Bd3 Bd6 9. O-O O-O 10. Rc1 c6 11. Bf4 Bxf4 12. exf4 Bg4 13. Be2 Bxf3 14. Bxf3 Re8 15. g3 Nb6 16. b3 Qd6 17. Qd3 Re7 18. Rfe1 Rae8 19. Re5 Nbd7 20. Rc2 Qb4 21. Rxe7 Rxe7 22. Kg2 Nf8 23. h4 Ne6 24. Ne2 Nc7 25. Qc3 Qxc3 26. Rxc3 Kf8 27. h5 Ne4 28. Rc2 Nd6 29. Kf1 Re8 30. a4 a5 31. Nc1 Ne6 32. Ne2 Ra8 33. Bg4 f5 34. Bf3 Ra6 35. Rc3 Rb6 36. Ke1 Rb4 37. Rd3 b5 38. Rc3 bxa4 39. bxa4 Nc4 40. Rc1 Rxa4 41. Nc3 Ra3 42. Be2 Nd6 43. Bd1 Nxd4 44. Ne2 N6b5 45. Nxd4 Nxd4 46. Rb1 Nb5 47. Be2 Nd6 48. Rb6 Rc3 49. Ra6 Rc5 50. f3 Ke7 51. Ra7+ Kf6 52. h6 gxh6 53. Bd3 Rc3 54. Kd2 Ra3 55. Ra6 Ra2+ 56. Ke1 Rg2 57. Rxc6 Ke7 58. Rc7+ Ke6 59. Rxh7 Nf7 60. Bb5 Rxg3 61. Be8 Nd6 62. Kf2 Rh3 63. Bc6 d4 64. Kg2 Rh4 65. Kg3 Rh1 66. Kg2 Ra1 67. Rxh6+ Ke7 68. Rh7+ Kf8 69. Rd7 Nc4 70. Rxd4 Rc1 71. Bb5 Nb6 72. Rd6 Nc4 73. Ra6 Ke7 74. Kf2 Rc2+ 75. Kg3 Ne3 76. Rxa5 Rg2+ 77. Kh4 Rg1 78. Ra6 Kf7 79. Ra3 Ng2+ 80. Kg3 Ne1+ 81. Kf2 Rh1 82. Bc4+ Kf6 83. Ra6+ Kg7 84. Ra7+ Kf6 85. Rf7+ Kg6 86. Rc7 Nc2 87. Rc6+ Kg7 88. Rc7+ Kf6 89. Rc6+ Kg7 90. Rd6 Nb4 91. Be6 Kf6 92. Bc8+ Ke7 93. Rd7+ Kf6 94. Rd4 Rb1 95. Rd6+ Ke7 96. Rh6 Nd3+ 97. Ke3 Nc5 98. Bxf5 Rb3+ 99. Kf2 Kf7 100. Kg3 Rb2 101. Rc6 Rb5 102. Kg4 Ra5 103. Rb6 Na4 104. Rb7+ Kf6 105. Rb8 Nc3 106. Rb6+ Ke7 107. Be4 Ra1 108. f5 Rg1+ 109. Kf4 Kf7 110. Ke5 Ra1 111. Rb7+ Kf8 112. Rc7 Ra5+ 113. Kf6 Ra6+ 114. Kg5 Ne2 115. f6 Ra5+ 116. Kg4 Ra6 117. Kf5 Ra5+ 118. Kg4 Ra6 119. Kg5 Ra5+ 120. Kh6 Nf4 121. Bg6 Ra8 122. Rh7  1 – 0 (view game)

So, Wesley (2778) – Anand, Viswanathan (2759) [A35]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (18.2), 2018-06-24
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 g6 7. O-O Bg7 8. Nxd5 Qxd5 9. d3 O-O 10. Be3 Bd7 11. Nd4 Qd6 12. Nxc6 Bxc6 13. Bxc6 Qxc6 14. Rc1 Qa6 15. Rxc5 b6 16. Rc2 Qxa2 17. b4 Qa4 18. Rc4 Qxd1 19. Rxd1 Rfc8 20. b5 Be5 21. Rd2 Rxc4 22. dxc4 Rc8 23. Rd7 Rc7 24. Rxc7 Bxc7 25. Kg2 f5 26. Bd2 Kf7 27. Kf3 Bd6 28. h3 e6 29. e4 Ke7 30. g4 fxg4+ 31. hxg4 h5 32. Bg5+ Kd7 33. Be3 e5 34. Kg3 Be7 35. f3 h4+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Kramnik, Vladimir (2792) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [A28]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (18.3), 2018-06-24
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. d3 Bb4 5. Bd2 O-O 6. e3 Re8 7. Be2 d5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. O-O Nb6 10. a3 Bf8 11. b4 Bf5 12. Qc2 Qd7 13. Rfd1 Rad8 14. Ne4 Nd5 15. b5 Nb8 16. a4 c6 17. Qb2 Qc7 18. Rac1 a5 19. Ng3 Bg4 20. b6 Qe7 21. Bxa5 Nd7 22. h3 Bxf3 23. Bxf3 Ra8 24. Be1 Qa3 25. Qxa3 Bxa3 26. Bxd5 Bxc1 27. Bc4 Bxe3 28. fxe3 Nxb6 29. a5 Nxc4 30. dxc4 Red8 31. Rb1 Rd3 32. Kf2 Rd7 33. Ne4 Ra7 34. Nc5 Re7 35. a6 b5 36. cxb5 cxb5 37. Rxb5 Ra8 38. Rb7 Ree8  1 – 0 (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2766) – Aronian, Levon (2764) [C65]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (18.4), 2018-06-24
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 d5 6. exd5 Qxd5 7. Qb3 O-O 8. O-O Qxb3 9. axb3 e4 10. dxe4 Nxe4 11. Bf4 Bb6 12. Nbd2 Nxd2 13. Nxd2 Be6 14. Nc4 Rfd8 15. Nxb6 cxb6 16. b4 a6 17. Bxc6 bxc6 18. Bc7 Rd2 19. Bxb6 Rxb2 20. h3 Ra2 21. Rxa2 Bxa2 22. Rd1 Bc4 23. Rd7 Re8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2782) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) [B29]
GCT Blitz Paris 2018 Paris FRA (18.5), 2018-06-24
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. Nc3 e6 5. Nxd5 exd5 6. d4 Nc6 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Bd3 d6 9. exd6 O-O 10. O-O Qxd6 11. Re1 h6 12. Be3 Bg4 13. Bxc5 Qxc5 14. h3  ½ – ½ (view game)

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