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London Chess Classic 2018 Finals – Round 1

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 15, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2835 3
2 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2746 3

Nakamura, Hikaru (2803) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2795) [D86]
10th London Classic 2018 London ENG (2.1), 2018-12-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Bc4 c5 8. Ne2 Nc6 9. Be3 O-O 10. O-O b6 11. Rc1 Bb7 12. Qd2 e6 13. Rfd1 Rc8 14. f3 cxd4 15. cxd4 Qd6 16. Bh6 Bxh6 17. Qxh6 Na5 18. Bd3 Rxc1 19. Qxc1 Rc8 20. Qd2 e5 21. d5 Nc4 22. Bxc4 Rxc4 23. Qe3 Rc2 24. a3 Ba6 25. Ng3 Qc5 26. Qxc5 Rxc5 27. d6 Rc8 28. a4 Bc4 29. a5 bxa5 30. d7 Rd8 31. Rc1 Be6 32. Ra1 Rxd7 33. Rxa5 f6 34. Nf1 Rd1 35. Kf2 a6 36. Ne3 Rd2+ 37. Kg1 Rd6 38. h4 Kf7 39. g4 Bd7 40. g5 Bb5 41. Kf2 Ke6 42. gxf6 Kxf6 43. Nd5+ Kf7 44. Nc7 Rb6 45. Ke3 h6 46. Kf2 h5 47. Kg3 Be2 48. Kf2 Bb5 49. Kg3 Be2 50. Kf2 Bb5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2832 3
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2832 3

Caruana, Fabiano (2795) – Aronian, Levon (2793) [C65]
10th London Classic 2018 London ENG (2.1), 2018-12-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 d5 6. exd5 Qxd5 7. Bc4 Qd6 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. b4 Bb6 10. a4 a5 11. b5 e4 12. Ba3 Bc5 13. dxe4 Ne5 14. Nxe5 Qxe5 15. Bxc5 Qxc5 16. Qe2 Re8 17. f3 Be6 18. Bxe6 Rxe6 19. Rc1 Nd7 20. Nb3 Qa3 21. Rb1 Nc5 22. Nxc5 Qxc5 23. Rd1 f5 24. Rd4 Qxc3+ 25. Qd2 Qa1+ 26. Qd1 Qc3+ 27. Qd2 Qa1+ 28. Qd1 Qc3+  ½ – ½ (view game)

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