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Norway Chess 2017 – Round 8

Posted by 365Chess.com on June 15, 2017 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Aronian, Levon ARM 2793 5.5
2 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2785 5
3 Giri, Anish NED 2771 4.5
4 So, Wesley USA 2812 4
5 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2808 4
6 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2786 3.5
7 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2796 3.5
8 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2808 3.5
9 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2832 3.5
10 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2781 3

Nakamura, Hikaru (2785) – So, Wesley (2812) [D56]
5th Norway Chess 2017 Stavanger NOR (8.1), 2017-06-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. e3 Ne4 8. Bxe7 Qxe7 9. Rc1 c6 10. Bd3 Nxc3 11. Rxc3 dxc4 12. Rxc4 Nd7 13. Bc2 c5 14. dxc5 Nxc5 15. Qd4 b6 16. b4 Rd8 17. Qc3 Nd7 18. Be4 Ba6 19. Bxa8 Bxc4 20. Qxc4 Rxa8 21. O-O Qd6 22. Rc1 Ne5 23. Nxe5 Qxe5 24. Rd1 Qf6 25. Qc7 Qb2 26. Qb7 Rf8 27. Qxa7 Qxb4 28. g3 g6 29. h4 Qb2 30. Kg2 Qc2 31. Rd7 Qc6+ 32. Kg1 Qc1+ 33. Kg2 Qc6+ 34. Kg1 Qc1+ 35. Kg2 Qc6+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2832) – Karjakin, Sergey (2781) [E48]
5th Norway Chess 2017 Stavanger NOR (8.2), 2017-06-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 d5 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Ne2 Re8 8. Bd2 Bf8 9. O-O b6 10. Rc1 c5 11. Nf4 Bb7 12. Qf3 Na6 13. Rfd1 cxd4 14. exd4 Nc7 15. Bc2 Bd6 16. Be3 Ne4 17. Ba4 Re7 18. Bb3 Qd7 19. h3 Nxc3 20. bxc3 Bc6 21. Nh5 Re6 22. Bc2 Ba4 23. c4 dxc4 24. d5 Rg6 25. Bd4 Bxc2 26. Rxc2 Qa4 27. Rcc1 Qxa2 28. Nxg7 Rxg7 29. Bxg7 Kxg7 30. Qg4+ Kf8 31. Qh4 Qb2 32. Rxc4 Ne8 33. Re1 Qf6 34. Qxh7 Qg7 35. Qc2 Qf6 36. Rg4 Bc5 37. Re2 Qh6 38. g3 Nf6 39. Rh4 Qg7 40. Kg2 Qg5 41. Qc3 Bd6 42. Rh8+ Ng8 43. Re4 Qg7 44. Rxg8+  1 – 0 (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2796) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2808) [C65]
5th Norway Chess 2017 Stavanger NOR (8.3), 2017-06-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 d5 6. exd5 Qxd5 7. Bc4 Qd6 8. b4 Bb6 9. a4 e4 10. dxe4 Qxd1+ 11. Kxd1 Nxe4 12. Kc2 Bf5 13. Nh4 Bd7 14. Re1 f5 15. Nxf5 Bxf5 16. f3 Ne5 17. fxe4 Bg4 18. h3 Nxc4 19. hxg4 O-O 20. Re2 a5 21. Nd2 Ne3+ 22. Kb3 axb4 23. cxb4 Rfd8 24. Bb2 Rd3+ 25. Bc3 Bd4 26. Rc1 Nd1 27. Nb1 Nxc3 28. Nxc3 Be5 29. a5 Rg3 30. Rf2 c6 31. Rf3 Rxg4 32. Na4 Rxg2 33. Nc5 Rb2+ 34. Kc4 Bd6 35. Rd1 Bxc5 36. Kxc5 Re8 37. Rd7 Re5+ 38. Kc4 h5 39. Rxb7 Rxe4+ 40. Kc5 Rc2+ 41. Kd6 Rd4+ 42. Kc7 Ra2 43. Kxc6 h4 44. Rb6 Rg4 45. a6 Kh7 46. Rf5 Ra4 47. Rh5+ Kg6 48. Rxh4  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2793) – Anand, Viswanathan (2786) [E10]
5th Norway Chess 2017 Stavanger NOR (8.4), 2017-06-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7 8. a4 a5 9. Qc2 c6 10. Rc1 Ne4 11. Ne1 Nd6 12. Na3 b6 13. cxd5 cxd5 14. Qb3 Ba6 15. Nb5 Rc8 16. Bf4 Bxb5 17. axb5 Nf5 18. Nf3 Bd6 19. Bxd6 Nxd6 20. e3 Rc7 21. Bf1 Qc8 22. Qd1 Rd8 23. Bd3 h6 24. Rxc7 Qxc7 25. Rc1 Qb7 26. Qa4 Rc8 27. Rc6 Ne8 28. Bh7+ Kh8 29. Bb1 Kg8 30. Bh7+ Kh8 31. Bb1 Kg8 32. Bh7+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri, Anish (2771) – Caruana, Fabiano (2808) [D27]
5th Norway Chess 2017 Stavanger NOR (8.5), 2017-06-15
1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Bxc4 c5 6. O-O a6 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. Be2 Ke7 10. b3 b6 11. Nbd2 Nbd7 12. Ne1 a5 13. Bb2 Rd8 14. Rc1 Kf8 15. Nc4 Ba6 16. Nc2 Nd5 17. Rfd1 Nb4 18. a3 Nxc2 19. Rxc2 Nf6 20. Rdc1 Bxc4 21. Rxc4 Rd2 22. R1c2 Rad8 23. Kf1 Ne4 24. Ke1 f6 25. Rxd2 Nxd2 26. Rc3 Ne4 27. Rd3 Nd6 28. Rd1 Ke7 29. Bd3 h6 30. Rb1 Rc8 31. Ke2 Rc7 32. f4 Nb7 33. b4 axb4 34. axb4 Bxb4 35. Bxf6+ Kxf6 36. Rxb4 Nc5 37. Rxb6 Rb7 38. Rxb7 Nxb7 39. Kf3 Nd6 40. Kg4 e5 41. h4 exf4 42. exf4 g6 43. h5 g5 44. fxg5+ hxg5 45. h6 Nf7 46. Kh5 Ne5 47. Bb5 Nf7 48. Bc4 Ne5 49. Bd5 Nd7 50. Be4 Ne5 51. h7 Kg7 52. Kxg5 Nf7+ 53. Kf4 Nh8 54. Bd3 Nf7 55. Bc2 Nh8 56. Ke5 Nf7+ 57. Kf4 Nh8 58. Bb1 Nf7 59. Bf5 Nh8 60. Kg4 Nf7 61. Kg3 Nh8 62. Bc2 Nf7 63. Kf4 Nh8 64. Bd1 Ng6+ 65. Kg5 Ne5 66. Bc2 Nf7+ 67. Kf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

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