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London Chess Classic 2017 Round 7

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 10, 2017 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2799 4.5
2 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2729 4.5
3 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 4
4 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2837 4
5 So, Wesley USA 2788 3.5
6 Aronian, Levon ARM 2805 3.5
7 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2781 3.5
8 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2760 2.5
9 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2782 2.5
10 Adams, Michael ENG 2715 2.5

Caruana, Fabiano (2799) – So, Wesley (2788) [C77]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (7.1), 2017-12-09
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 Bc5 6. c3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. Nf1 d5 10. exd5 Nxd5 11. Ng3 f6 12. O-O Be6 13. Ne4 Be7 14. d4 exd4 15. Nxd4 Nxd4 16. Qxd4 Bf7 17. Re1 Re8 18. Be3 c6 19. Ng3 Bf8 20. Bd2 Qd7 21. Bc2 c5 22. Qh4 Bg6 23. Bxg6 hxg6 24. Rad1 Rxe1+ 25. Rxe1 Re8 26. Rxe8 Qxe8 27. Qg4 Kf7 28. Qf3 Qd7 29. Ne4 Qf5 30. Qe2 c4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) – Adams, Michael (2715) [A03]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (7.2), 2017-12-09
1. f4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. O-O O-O 6. d3 c5 7. c3 Nc6 8. Na3 Re8 9. Nh4 b6 10. e4 dxe4 11. Qa4 Qxd3 12. Qxc6 Bd7 13. Qc7 Ng4 14. Re1 Bd4+ 15. cxd4 Qxd4+ 16. Be3 Nxe3 17. Qe5 f5 18. Bh3 Nc2+ 19. Qxd4 Nxd4 20. Rxe4 fxe4 21. Bxd7 Red8 22. Ba4 e5 23. Re1 exf4 24. gxf4 a6 25. Bd1 b5 26. Nb1 Nf5 27. Nxf5 gxf5 28. Kf2 Kf7 29. Be2 Rd6 30. h4 c4 31. a4 Rc8 32. axb5 axb5 33. Na3 Rd5 34. Rc1 Rdc5 35. Nc2 Ra8 36. Ne3 Rac8 37. h5 Ke6 38. h6 Kf6 39. Ra1 b4 40. Ra6+ Ke7 41. Ra7+ Kf6 42. Ke1 b3 43. Rb7 Ke6 44. Rb6+ Ke7 45. Rb4 R8c6 46. Bxc4 Rxh6 47. Rxb3 Kd8 48. Rb8+ Kc7 49. Rf8 Rh3 50. Nd5+ Kb7 51. Rf7+ Kb8 52. b3 Rh2 53. Nb4 Kc8 54. Na6 Rc6 55. Rf8+ Kb7 56. Bd5 Kxa6 57. Bxc6 Kb6 58. Bd7  1 – 0 (view game)

Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2729) – Anand, Viswanathan (2782) [A17]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (7.3), 2017-12-09
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. e3 a6 5. b3 Bd6 6. Bb2 O-O 7. g4 Nxg4 8. Rg1 f5 9. cxd5 e5 10. h3 Nf6 11. Ng5 Qe7 12. Qf3 Kh8 13. Ne6 Bxe6 14. dxe6 Qxe6 15. Qxb7 Nbd7 16. Bc4 Qe7 17. Qg2 Nb6 18. Be2 a5 19. Bb5 Rad8 20. Qg5 g6 21. Qh6 Ng8 22. Qg5 Nf6 23. Rd1 e4 24. Qh6 Rg8 25. Ne2 Be5 26. Bxe5 Qxe5 27. Nf4 g5 28. Rxg5 Rxg5 29. Qxg5 Rg8 30. Qh6 Rg7 31. Bc4 Nxc4 32. bxc4 Qb2 33. Ke2 a4 34. Ne6 Rf7 35. Nf4 Rg7 36. a3 Ne8 37. Qc6  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2805) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2781) [D37]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (7.4), 2017-12-09
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Qc2 Nc6 9. Rd1 Qa5 10. a3 Re8 11. Nd2 e5 12. Bg5 Nd4 13. Qb1 Bf5 14. Bd3 Bxd3 15. Qxd3 Ne4 16. Nxd5 Nxg5 17. b4 Qd8 18. bxc5 Nde6 19. O-O Nxc5 20. Qb1 Rc8 21. f4 exf4 22. exf4 Nge4 23. Nxe4 Rxe4 24. Rde1 Rxe1 25. Rxe1 Rb8 26. Qb5 Nd7 27. h3 Nf6 28. Nxf6+ gxf6 29. Kh2 Qd6 30. Qf5 b6 31. c5 bxc5 32. Rc1 Kh8 33. Rxc5 Rg8 34. Rd5 Qb6 35. Rd7 Qc6 36. Rd2 Re8 37. Qh5 Qe4 38. Qh4 Qf5 39. Rb2 Re4 40. Qg3 Qg6 41. Qf2 Qf5 42. Rb8+ Kg7 43. Rb3 Qxf4+ 44. Rg3+ Kf8 45. Qxa7 Qe5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2760) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [B96]
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (7.5), 2017-12-09
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 h6 8. Bh4 Qb6 9. a3 Be7 10. Bf2 Qc7 11. Qf3 Nbd7 12. O-O-O b5 13. g4 Bb7 14. Bg2 g5 15. h4 gxf4 16. g5 Ne5 17. Qxf4 hxg5 18. hxg5 Rxh1 19. Rxh1 Nfd7 20. Kb1 O-O-O 21. Rh3 Kb8 22. Be3 Rg8 23. Rg3 Rg7 24. Bh3 Rh7 25. Qf2 Nc5 26. Bg2 Qc8 27. Bc1 Bd8 28. Nf3 Ng6 29. Nd4 Ne5 30. Nf3 Ng6 31. Nd4 Bb6 32. Be3 Ne5 33. b3 Rh4 34. Nde2 Qc7 35. Bd4 Ncd7 36. Bxb6 Qxb6 37. Qxb6 Nxb6 38. Nd4 Ng6 39. Kc1 Nd7 40. Kd2 Nf4 41. Ke3 Nxg2+ 42. Rxg2 Rh3+ 43. Kd2 Ne5 44. Nde2 Nf3+ 45. Kc1 Nh4 46. Rg1 Ng6 47. Kd2 Kc7 48. Nd4 Kd7 49. Rf1 Ke7 50. Rg1 Ne5 51. Rg2 Ba8 52. Nde2 Nf3+ 53. Kc1 Rh1+ 54. Kb2 Nh4 55. Rg4 Ng6 56. Nf4 Nxf4 57. Rxf4 Rg1 58. Rh4 Rxg5 59. Kc1 d5  0 – 1 (view game)

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