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Levon Aronian wins the Saint Louis Rapid 2017

Posted by 365Chess.com on August 16, 2017 in Chess news

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Aronian, Levon ARM 2799 6
2 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2807 5.5
3 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2792 5.5
4 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2751 5
5 Dominguez Perez, Lenier ESP 2739 4.5
6 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2773 4
7 Le, Quang Liem VIE 2739 4
8 Kasparov, Garry RUS 2812 3.5
9 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2783 3.5
10 Navara, David CZE 2737 3.5

Kasparov, Garry (2812) – Navara, David (2737) [B12]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (7.1), 2017-08-16
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nc3 e6 5. g4 Bg6 6. Nge2 c5 7. Be3 Ne7 8. f4 h5 9. f5 exf5 10. g5 Nbc6 11. Nf4 a6 12. Bg2 cxd4 13. Bxd4 Nxd4 14. Qxd4 Nc6 15. Qf2 Bb4 16. O-O-O Bxc3 17. bxc3 Qa5 18. Rxd5 Qxc3 19. Qc5 Qxc5 20. Rxc5 O-O 21. Bxc6 bxc6 22. Rd1 Rab8 23. c4 Rfd8 24. Rd6 Kf8 25. Rcxc6 Rdc8 26. Kc2 h4 27. Rxc8+ Rxc8 28. Kc3 a5 29. Ra6 Rb8 30. Rxa5 Rb1 31. c5 Re1 32. Ra8+ Ke7 33. Ra7+ Ke8 34. Nd3 Re3 35. Kd2 Rh3 36. c6 Rxh2+ 37. Ke3 Rc2 38. e6 h3 39. Nb4 f4+ 40. Kd4 h2 41. Ra8+ Ke7 42. Rh8 Rd2+ 43. Kc5 Be4 44. c7 Bb7 45. Kb6 Bc8 46. Rxc8 h1=Q 47. Re8+ Kxe8 48. c8=Q+ Ke7 49. Nc6+ Qxc6+ 50. Qxc6 Rd6  0 – 1 (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2807) – Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2751) [A05]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (7.2), 2017-08-16
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 d5 5. O-O e5 6. Qa4 Bd6 7. d4 exd4 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd4 cxd4 10. Bxd5 O-O 11. Bxc6 bxc6 12. Qxd4 Qe7 13. Nc3 Be5 14. Qe4 Re8 15. Be3 Rb8 16. Qc2 h5 17. Rad1 Bh3 18. Rfe1 Bxc3 19. bxc3 Rb2 20. Qa4 Qe6 21. a3 Bg4 22. Kf1 h4 23. Rd4 Bxe2+ 24. Rxe2 Qh3+ 25. Ke1 hxg3 26. fxg3 Rxe2+ 27. Kxe2 Qg2+ 28. Kd3 Qf3 29. Re4 Qf1+ 30. Kd2 Qg2+ 31. Kd3 Qf1+ 32. Kd2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2792) – Dominguez Perez, Leinier (2739) [A06]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (7.3), 2017-08-16
1. Nf3 d5 2. b3 Nf6 3. Bb2 e6 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. c4 c5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. O-O Nc6 9. d4 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Bd7 11. Na3 Rc8 12. Nc4 Nxd4 13. Qxd4 Bf6 14. Qxa7 Bxb2 15. Nxb2 Bb5 16. Nc4 Bxc4 17. bxc4 Rxc4 18. Qxb7 Nc3 19. e3 Qa5 20. Qb3 Qc7 21. Rfe1 Rb8 22. Qc2 Nd5 23. Qd1 Nc3 24. Qc2 Nd5 25. Qd1 Nc3 26. Qf3 Qa5 27. Rec1 Ra4 28. Bf1 Rxa2 29. Rxa2 Nxa2 30. Ra1 Qd2 31. Qf4 Rf8 32. Qc4 Nc3 33. e4 Qb2 34. Re1 Rd8 35. Qc7 Rf8 36. Re3 Na4 37. Rd3 g6 38. Qc6 Qb4 39. h4 Nc5 40. Re3 h5 41. Qd6 Rc8 42. Bg2 Qb8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Le, Quang Liem (2739) – Anand, Viswanathan (2783) [E16]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (7.4), 2017-08-16
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Qe7 5. g3 Nc6 6. Nc3 Bxc3 7. Bxc3 Ne4 8. Qc2 Nxc3 9. Qxc3 Qb4 10. Rc1 Qxc3+ 11. Rxc3 b6 12. Bg2 Bb7 13. Ne5 Nd8 14. Bxb7 Nxb7 15. e4 c5 16. d5 Nd6 17. f3 f6 18. Nd3 exd5 19. cxd5 Nb5 20. Rc1 d6 21. Kf2 Kd7 22. Nf4 Nd4 23. g4 a5 24. h4 a4 25. Rh2 g6 26. Kg3 b5 27. Ne2 Nxe2+ 28. Rxe2 Rae8 29. f4 f5 30. e5 fxg4 31. b3 h5 32. bxa4 b4 33. a3 b3 34. e6+ Ke7 35. Rc3 Rb8 36. Rb2 Rhc8 37. Rcxb3 Rxb3+ 38. Rxb3 Rc7 39. Rb8 c4 40. Rh8 Kf6 41. Rf8+ Kg7 42. Rd8 Kf6 43. Rf8+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2773) – Aronian, Levon (2799) [C84]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (7.5), 2017-08-16
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 Bxa2 12. Nxa2 Nb7 13. c4 bxc4 14. dxc4 a5 15. Bb2 Qb8 16. Nc3 axb4 17. axb4 Rxa1 18. Qxa1 Nd8 19. Qa4 Ne6 20. Nd5 Nxd5 21. cxd5 Nf4 22. g3 Qc8 23. Qd1 Nh3+ 24. Kg2 f5 25. exf5 Qxf5 26. Bc1 g5 27. Qe2 g4 28. Nd2 Ng5 29. f3 gxf3+ 30. Nxf3 Qe4 31. Qxe4 Nxe4 32. Bh6 Rf6 33. Bd2 Rxf3 34. Rxf3 Nxd2 35. Ra3 Kf7 36. Ra8 Nc4 37. Kf3 Nb6 38. Ra5 Kg6 39. Ke4 Nd7 40. Kd3 Kf5 41. Ra7 e4+ 42. Ke2 Bd8 43. Ra8 Bf6 44. Ra7 Nb6 45. Rxc7 Nxd5 46. Rb7 Nc3+ 47. Kd2 d5 48. b5 d4 49. b6 e3+ 50. Kd3 e2 51. Kd2 d3 52. Rf7 Ne4+ 53. Ke1 Ng5  0 – 1 (view game)

Kasparov, Garry (2812) – Le, Quang Liem (2739) [E35]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (8.1), 2017-08-16
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 c5 8. dxc5 O-O 9. e3 Be6 10. Nf3 Nbd7 11. a3 Bxc3+ 12. Qxc3 g5 13. Bg3 Ne4 14. Qc2 Ndxc5 15. Nd4 Rc8 16. Be2 Bd7 17. b4 Ne6 18. Qb2 Qf6 19. O-O Rfe8 20. Rac1 Nxd4 21. exd4 Nxg3 22. hxg3 Kg7 23. Bf3 Be6 24. Qd2 b6 25. Be2 Bf5 26. Ba6 Rxc1 27. Rxc1 Re4 28. Rd1 Re7 29. Rc1 Bg6 30. f3 h5 31. Bb5 Re6 32. Bd7 Rd6 33. Bb5 h4 34. g4 Re6 35. Bd7 Rd6 36. Bb5 h3 37. Kh2 hxg2 38. Kxg2 Re6 39. Bd7 Re7 40. Bb5 Re8 41. Bxe8  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2799) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2792) [A15]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (8.2), 2017-08-16
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 d4 5. e3 c5 6. exd4 cxd4 7. O-O Nc6 8. d3 Be7 9. Re1 O-O 10. b3 Nd7 11. Ba3 Re8 12. Bxe7 Rxe7 13. a3 a5 14. Nbd2 Nc5 15. Ne4 Nxe4 16. Rxe4 e5 17. Re1 Bg4 18. h3 Bh5 19. Qd2 e4 20. Rxe4 Rxe4 21. dxe4 Bxf3 22. Bxf3 a4 23. Rb1 Ne5 24. Bg2 axb3 25. Rxb3 Nxc4 26. Qb4 Ne5 27. Qxb7 d3 28. Rb1 h5 29. Qd5 Qxd5 30. exd5 Rxa3 31. d6 d2 32. Kf1 Rd3 33. Ke2 Rxd6 34. Be4 Nd7 35. Bf5 d1=B+ 36. Rxd1 Rxd1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2751) – Karjakin, Sergey (2773) [B92]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (8.3), 2017-08-16
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. Qd3 Be6 10. Bd2 Nbd7 11. Nd5 Bxd5 12. exd5 Nc5 13. Nxc5 dxc5 14. c4 Bd6 15. Qh3 e4 16. f4 exf3 17. Rxf3 Qd7 18. Qh4 Be5 19. Rh3 Rfe8 20. Bd3 h5 21. Bc3 Bxc3 22. bxc3 Re5 23. Rf1 Qe7 24. Qf4 Re8 25. Rg3 Re1 26. Rxg7+ Kxg7 27. Qg5+ Kf8 28. Qh6+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2783) – Caruana, Fabiano (2807) [C42]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (8.4), 2017-08-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. c4 c6 9. Nc3 Nxc3 10. bxc3 dxc4 11. Bxc4 Bf5 12. Re1 Nd7 13. Bg5 Qa5 14. Qb3 b5 15. Bf1 Rfe8 16. c4 Be6 17. Qc2 bxc4 18. Bxc4 Bxc4 19. Qxc4 Qd5 20. Rec1 Rac8 21. Rc2 Nb6 22. Qb3 h6 23. Bd2 Qf5 24. Rac1 Re6 25. h3 Nd5 26. Rc4 Bf4 27. Rc5 Rb8 28. Qc2 Qxc2 29. R5xc2 Bxd2 30. Rxd2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Navara, David (2737) – Dominguez Perez, Leinier (2739) [D35]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (8.5), 2017-08-16
1. c4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 c5 7. Rb1 Be7 8. Nf3 O-O 9. Bc4 Qc7 10. Qe2 a6 11. O-O b5 12. Bd3 Nd7 13. h4 e5 14. h5 h6 15. Nxe5 Nxe5 16. dxe5 c4 17. Bc2 Qxe5 18. Be3 Qxc3 19. Rbd1 Qf6 20. e5 Qxe5 21. Qf3 Be6 22. Rfe1 Rad8 23. Bxh6 Rxd1 24. Qxd1 Qf6 25. Be3 Rd8 26. Qe2 Bf5 27. Bxf5 Qxf5 28. h6 Bf8 29. Bb6 Rd6 30. hxg7 Bxg7 31. Qe8+ Kh7 32. Qb8 Re6 33. Qh2+ Rh6 34. Qc7 Qh5 35. f3 Qh1+ 36. Kf2 Qh4+ 37. Kf1 Rxb6 38. Qxf7 Rf6 39. Qd5 Rg6 40. g4 Qh1+ 41. Kf2 Qh2+ 42. Kf1 c3 43. Re8 c2 44. Qg8+ Kh6 45. g5+ Kxg5  0 – 1 (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2807) – Kasparov, Garry (2812) [B52]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (9.1), 2017-08-16
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Bxd7+ Qxd7 5. c4 Nc6 6. Nc3 g6 7. d4 Bg7 8. Be3 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Nf6 10. f3 O-O 11. O-O a6 12. Na4 Rab8 13. Nxc6 Qxc6 14. Nb6 Nd7 15. Nxd7 Qxd7 16. Rf2 b5 17. c5 Qa7 18. Rc1 dxc5 19. Bxc5 Qc7 20. f4 Rfd8 21. Qe1 Rd3 22. e5 Qd7 23. h3 Qe6 24. Rd2 Rxd2 25. Qxd2 f6 26. exf6 Bxf6 27. b4 Re8 28. Rf1 Kf7 29. Rf3 h5 30. a3 Qc4 31. Qd7 a5 32. f5 g5 33. Qe6+ Qxe6 34. fxe6+ Kxe6 35. bxa5 Ra8 36. Bb6 Kd5 37. Rf5+ Kc4 38. Rc5+ Kb3 39. Rxb5+ Kxa3 40. Kf2 Ka4 41. Rf5 Kb3 42. Ke3 Kc4 43. Ke4 g4 44. Rxh5 gxh3 45. gxh3 Bc3 46. Rc5+ Kb3 47. h4 Bb4 48. Rg5 Kc4 49. h5 Bd6 50. h6  1 – 0 (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2792) – Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2751) [B92]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (9.2), 2017-08-16
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. Be3 Be6 9. Bf3 O-O 10. O-O Nbd7 11. a4 Rc8 12. a5 Re8 13. Qd2 Rc4 14. Rfd1 Bf8 15. Qd3 Rb4 16. Qd2 Rc4 17. Qe1 Qc7 18. Be2 Rc6 19. f3 Rc8 20. Bf1 Bc4 21. Bxc4 Rxc4 22. Nc1 d5 23. exd5 Bb4 24. N1e2 Bxa5 25. Qf2 Bb4 26. Kh1 Bf8 27. Ng3 b5 28. Rxa6 b4 29. Nce4 Rxc2 30. Qf1 Rxb2 31. Rc6 Qb7 32. Qc4 Nxd5 33. Rxc8 Nxe3 34. Nd6 Nxc4 35. Nxb7 Ne3 36. Rg1 f5 37. h4 g6 38. Rd8 Nf6 39. Nc5 Kf7 40. Nd3 Be7 41. Ra8 Rd2 42. Nxe5+ Ke6 43. f4 b3 44. Nf3 Nfg4 45. Ne4 Rb2 46. Ned2 Bb4 47. Rb1 Rxb1+ 48. Nxb1 Nf1 49. g3 Kd5 50. Rd8+ Kc5 51. Rc8+ Kd5 52. Rd8+ Ke4 53. Nfd2+ Nxd2 54. Nxd2+ Bxd2 55. Rxd2 Kf3 56. Rd3+ Kf2 57. Rxb3 h5 58. Rb6 Kxg3 59. Rxg6 Kxf4 60. Kg2 Ne5 61. Rg3 Ng4 62. Rf3+ Ke5 63. Ra3 Ke4 64. Ra4+ Ke3 65. Ra5 Ke4 66. Ra8 Kf4 67. Rh8 Nf6 68. Rh6 Ke5 69. Kf3 f4 70. Rh8 Kf5 71. Rf8 Ke5 72. Ra8 Nd5 73. Rg8 Nf6 74. Rg5+ Ke6 75. Kxf4 Nd5+ 76. Kf3 Nf6 77. Ra5 Nd5 78. Ke4 Nf6+ 79. Kf4 Kf7 80. Kf5 Ng4 81. Ra7+ Kg8 82. Kg6 Ne5+ 83. Kxh5 Nf7 84. Kg6 Ne5+ 85. Kf5 Nf7 86. Kf6 Nd6 87. Kg6 Kf8 88. Ra8+ Ke7 89. h5  1 – 0 (view game)

Dominguez Perez, Leinier (2739) – Aronian, Levon (2799) [C88]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (9.3), 2017-08-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. a4 b4 9. d4 d6 10. dxe5 dxe5 11. Nbd2 Bc5 12. a5 Ng4 13. Rf1 Nf6 14. Qe2 Qe7 15. Bc4 Bg4 16. Nb3 Nd4 17. Nbxd4 Bxd4 18. Bxa6 Qc5 19. Qc4 Nxe4 20. Nxd4 exd4 21. Qxc5 Nxc5 22. Bc4 Be6 23. Bxe6 fxe6 24. Bd2 b3 25. Bb4 Rf5 26. g4 Rg5 27. Bxc5 Rxc5 28. cxb3 Raxa5 29. Rxa5 Rxa5 30. Rd1 e5 31. f4 Kf7 32. fxe5 Rd5 33. Kf2 Ke6 34. Ke2 Rxe5+ 35. Kd2 c5 36. Ra1 Re3 37. Ra7 Rxb3 38. Kc2 Rh3 39. Rxg7 Kd5 40. b3 Rxh2+ 41. Kd3 Rb2 42. Rd7+ Kc6 43. Rxh7 Rxb3+ 44. Ke4 Re3+ 45. Kf4 Re8 46. g5 d3 47. g6 d2 48. Rh1 Re1 49. g7 d1=Q 50. g8=Q Qd4+ 51. Kf5 Qf2+ 52. Kg6 Qg2+  0 – 1 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2773) – Anand, Viswanathan (2783) [C50]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (9.4), 2017-08-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. c3 O-O 6. a4 a5 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bh4 Be7 9. Nbd2 d6 10. Bg3 Nh7 11. O-O Kh8 12. Qb3 Qe8 13. Rfe1 Bf6 14. Nf1 Ng5 15. Nxg5 Bxg5 16. Ne3 Ne7 17. d4 f6 18. f3 Rb8 19. Bf1 Bxe3+ 20. Rxe3 Bd7 21. Ree1 b5 22. axb5 Bxb5 23. Qa3 Bxf1 24. Rxf1 Qb5 25. Rf2 f5 26. Rd2 fxe4 27. fxe4 Ng6 28. h3 Ra8 29. Qa4 Rfb8 30. Kh2 exd4 31. cxd4 Qb4 32. Rc2 Qb7 33. Qd7 Qxe4 34. Rxc7 Qxd4 35. Rd1 Qxb2 36. Rxd6 Rd8 37. Qc6  1 – 0 (view game)

Le, Quang Liem (2739) – Navara, David (2737) [D45]
Saint Louis Rapid Saint Louis (9.5), 2017-08-16
1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. Be2 O-O 8. O-O dxc4 9. Bxc4 b5 10. Be2 a6 11. Rd1 Qc7 12. e4 e5 13. g3 Re8 14. dxe5 Nxe5 15. Bg5 Nxf3+ 16. Bxf3 Be5 17. Rac1 Bh3 18. Bxf6 gxf6 19. Qe2 Be6 20. Bg4 Qe7 21. Qf3 Rad8 22. b3 Kh8 23. Ne2 Rxd1+ 24. Rxd1 Rd8 25. Rc1 c5 26. Bxe6 fxe6 27. Qe3 Kg8 28. Nf4 Bxf4 29. Qxf4 e5 30. Qg4+ Kf7 31. h4 Qd7 32. Qh5+ Kg7 33. Rxc5 Qd1+ 34. Qxd1 Rxd1+ 35. Kg2 Rd2 36. Rc7+ Kg6 37. g4 Rxa2 38. h5+ Kh6 39. Rf7 Rb2 40. Kg3 Rxb3+ 41. f3 a5 42. Rxf6+ Kg7 43. g5 a4 44. h6+ Kg8 45. Ra6 a3 46. Kg4 b4 47. Ra8+ Kf7 48. Ra7+ Kg8 49. Rg7+ Kh8 50. Re7 Kg8 51. Rg7+ Kh8 52. Ra7 Kg8 53. Ra4 Kf7 54. Ra7+ Kg8 55. f4 exf4 56. e5 Rc3 57. Ra8+ Kf7 58. Ra7+ Ke6 59. Rxh7 b3 60. Rb7 a2 61. Rb6+ Kxe5 62. h7 Rc8 63. Rb5+ Kd6 64. Rb6+ Kc7 65. Ra6 b2 66. Ra3 b1=Q 67. Rc3+ Kb7 68. Rxc8 Qxh7  0 – 1 (view game)

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