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Maxime Vachier-Lagrave wins the 5th Sinquefield Cup 2017

Posted by 365Chess.com on August 12, 2017 in Chess news

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2791 6
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2822 5.5
3 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2783 5.5
4 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2773 5
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2809 5
6 Svidler, Peter RUS RUS 4.5
7 Caruana, Fabiano USA USA 4
8 Nakamura, Hikaru USA USA 3.5
9 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2742 3
10 So, Wesley USA 2810 3

Carlsen,M (2822) – Aronian,L (2809) [C88]
5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Saint Louis USA (9), 2017-08-11
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. a5 d6 10. d3 Be6 11. Bxe6 fxe6 12. Nbd2 Rb8 13. c3 Qe8 14. Nc4 Qg6 15. h3 Nd7 16. Be3 d5 17. Ncd2 bxc3 18. bxc3 Nc5 19. Bxc5 Bxc5 20. Qa4 Rb2 21. Rf1 Na7 22. Nxe5 Qh6 23. Ndf3 Nb5 24. Rae1 Nxc3 25. Qc6 Bb4 26. Kh1 dxe4 27. dxe4 Ne2 28. Rb1 Rxb1 29. Rxb1 Bd6 30. Qxa6 Nf4 31. Qb5 c5 32. a6 Bxe5 33. Nxe5 Qg5 34. Ng4 h5 35. Ne3 Nxg2 36. Nxg2 Rxf2 37. Rg1 Kh7 38. Qd3 Qe5 39. Qe3 Ra2 40. Qf4 Qc3 41. Ne3 Qf6 42. Qxf6 gxf6 43. Rc1 Rxa6 44. Kg2 Ra2+ 45. Rc2 Ra5 46. Kf3 Kg6 47. h4 Rb5 48. Ra2 Rb1 49. Rc2 Rb5 50. Rc3 f5 51. exf5+ exf5 52. Rd3  1 – 0 (view game)

Vachier Lagrave,M (2791) – Nepomniachtchi,I (2742) [B92]
5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Saint Louis USA (9), 2017-08-11
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e5 7. Nf3 Be7 8. Bg5 Nbd7 9. a4 O-O 10. Nd2 Nc5 11. Bxf6 Bxf6 12. Nc4 Be7 13. a5 Rb8 14. Nb6 Nd7 15. Ncd5 Nxb6 16. Nxb6 Be6 17. Bc4 Qc7 18. Qd3 Bd8 19. c3 Qc6 20. Bd5 Qe8 21. Bxe6 Qxe6 22. Nd5 f5 23. O-O Rc8 24. Rfd1 fxe4 25. Qxe4 Qf5 26. Qe2 Kh8 27. c4 Bh4 28. g3 Bg5 29. Ra3 Rce8 30. h4 Bd8 31. b4 Qg6 32. h5 Qf5 33. Ne3 Qe6 34. Rad3 Be7 35. Nd5 Bd8 36. Rf3 Rxf3 37. Qxf3 Kg8 38. Kg2 e4 39. Qe2 Qe5 40. Ne3 Bg5 41. Rd5 Qf6 42. Nf5 Re6 43. c5 dxc5 44. Qc4 Qf7 45. Rxc5 h6 46. Rc8+ Kh7 47. g4 Re7 48. Qd4 Re6 49. Qd5 g6 50. hxg6+ Kxg6 51. Rf8 Qxf8 52. Qxe6+  1 – 0 (view game)

So,W (2810) – Anand,V (2783) [E32]
5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Saint Louis USA (9), 2017-08-11
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 d5 7. Nf3 dxc4 8. Qxc4 b6 9. Bg5 Ba6 10. Qa4 h6 11. Bh4 c5 12. dxc5 bxc5 13. Rc1 Qb6 14. Bxf6 gxf6 15. Rc2 c4 16. e3 Bb5 17. Qb4 Rc8 18. Be2 Nd7 19. O-O Rab8 20. Rfc1 a5 21. Qc3 Kg7 22. Qd4 Qxd4 23. Nxd4 Ba6 24. Kf1 Ne5 25. Ke1 f5 26. Nf3 Nxf3+ 27. gxf3 Rb3 28. Bxc4 Rxc4 29. Rxc4 Bxc4 30. Rxc4 Rxb2 31. Rc5 Rb1+ 32. Ke2 Rh1 33. Rxa5 Rxh2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2792) – Karjakin,Sergey (2773) [A29]
5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Saint Louis USA (9), 2017-08-11
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Bc5 7. O-O O-O 8. Nxd5 Qxd5 9. d3 Bb6 10. b4 e4 11. Ng5 Qd4 12. Be3 Qxb4 13. Nxe4 Bg4 14. h3 Bh5 15. Rb1 Qe7 16. Qd2 Rad8 17. Nc3 f6 18. Nd5 Qd7 19. Rfc1 Bf7 20. Bxb6 axb6 21. Nb4 Nd4 22. Nc2 Nc6 23. Nb4 Nd4 24. e3 Nf5 25. d4 c5 26. Nc2 cxd4 27. Nxd4 Nxd4 28. exd4 Qxd4 29. Qxd4 Rxd4 30. Rxb6 Bxa2 31. Rxb7 Rdd8 32. Ra7 Be6 33. Re7 Rfe8 34. Rxe8+ Rxe8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Svidler,P (2749) – Caruana,F (2807) [A20]
5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Saint Louis USA (9), 2017-08-11
1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 c6 4. Nf3 e4 5. Nd4 Qb6 6. Nb3 a5 7. d3 a4 8. N3d2 d5 9. cxd5 exd3 10. O-O cxd5 11. exd3 Be7 12. Nc3 Qa5 13. Re1 Nc6 14. b4 axb3 15. Bb2 Qd8 16. Qxb3 Be6 17. Ne2 Bb4 18. Red1 O-O 19. Nf4 Bc5 20. Nf3 Bg4 21. Rac1 Bxf3 22. Bxf3 Nd4 23. Bxd4 Bxd4 24. Rc2 b6 25. Bxd5 Ra7 26. Bf3 Re8 27. Ne2 h5 28. Nxd4 Qxd4 29. Rc4 Qe5 30. a4 Qa5 31. Kg2 Rd8 32. d4 Nd5 33. Rdc1 g6 34. Rc8 Rad7 35. Qc4 Kg7 36. Rxd8 Rxd8 37. Rb1 Nf6 38. d5 Ra8 39. d6 Ra7 40. Rd1 Nd7 41. Bc6 Qc5 42. Qd4+ Qxd4 43. Rxd4 Kf6 44. Re4  1 – 0 (view game)

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