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London Chess Classic 2018 Finals – Round 2

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 16, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2835 6
2 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2746 6

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2795) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2803) [C67]
10th London Classic 2018 London ENG (2.2), 2018-12-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. h3 Ke8 10. Nc3 h5 11. Bf4 Be7 12. Rad1 Be6 13. Ng5 Rh6 14. Rfe1 Bb4 15. a3 Bxc3 16. bxc3 h4 17. Ne4 Rg6 18. g4 hxg3 19. fxg3 Bd5 20. g4 Bxe4 21. Rxe4 Ne7 22. e6 f5 23. Re5 Nd5 24. Rxf5 Nxf4 25. Rxf4 Rxe6 26. Rdf1 Kd7 27. Rf7+ Re7 28. h4 Rh8 29. h5 Ke8 30. Rxe7+ Kxe7 31. Kg2 g6 32. hxg6 Rg8 33. Rf7+ Ke6 34. Rxc7 Rxg6 35. Kg3 Rg5 36. Kh4 Rc5 37. g5 Rxc3 38. g6 Rxc2 39. Kg5 Rg2+ 40. Kh6 Rh2+ 41. Kg7 Ra2 42. Kf8 Rxa3 43. Rxb7 Rf3+ 44. Rf7 Rb3 45. Rc7 Rb8+ 46. Kg7 Kd5 47. Rxa7 c5 48. Kf7 c4 49. g7 c3 50. Rc7 Kd4 51. Rxc3 Kxc3 52. g8=Q Rxg8 53. Kxg8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2832 6
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2832 6

Aronian, Levon (2793) – Caruana, Fabiano (2795) [C42]
10th London Classic 2018 London ENG (2.2), 2018-12-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nd7 9. O-O-O c6 10. Kb1 d5 11. Bd3 Nc5 12. h4 Nxd3 13. Qxd3 Qd6 14. c4 Rd8 15. cxd5 Qxd5 16. Qxd5 cxd5 17. Nd4 Bd7 18. Nb3 Bf5 19. Nd4 Bd7 20. Nb3 Bf5 21. Nd4  ½ – ½ (view game)

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