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Sinquefield Cup 2018 Round 8

Posted by 365Chess.com on August 27, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2822 5
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2842 4.5
3 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2801 4.5
4 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2766 4.5
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2767 4.5
6 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2779 4
7 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2768 4
8 So, Wesley USA 2780 3.5
9 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2777 3
10 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2773 2.5

Caruana, Fabiano (2822) – Anand, Viswanathan (2768) [D37]
6th Sinquefield Cup 2018 Saint Louis USA (8.1), 2018-08-26
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. Bd3 Bb4+ 11. Nd2 Nc6 12. O-O Be7 13. a3 g6 14. Rc1 Bf6 15. b4 Qe7 16. Nf3 Rd8 17. h3 Ne5 18. Nxe5 Bxe5 19. Qd2 a5 20. bxa5 Bxf4 21. exf4 Qxa3 22. Ra1 Qd6 23. Rfb1 Qf6 24. Ra2 Rd6 25. Rc2 Rc6 26. Rxc6 bxc6 27. Qb4 Qd8 28. Ra1 Ba6 29. Bxa6 Rxa6 30. f5 d4 31. fxg6 hxg6 32. Rd1 Rxa5 33. Rxd4 Rd5 34. Re4 Rd1+ 35. Kh2 Qd6+ 36. Qxd6 Rxd6 37. Re7 Rd2 38. Rc7 Rxf2 39. Rxc6 Ra2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2801) – Carlsen, Magnus (2842) [E60]
6th Sinquefield Cup 2018 Saint Louis USA (8.2), 2018-08-26
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 c6 5. Bg2 d5 6. Nbd2 a5 7. b3 a4 8. Ba3 axb3 9. axb3 O-O 10. O-O Re8 11. e3 Bf5 12. Qe2 Na6 13. Ne5 Ne4 14. cxd5 cxd5 15. Nxe4 Bxe4 16. Bxe4 dxe4 17. Qb5 Rb8 18. Qc4 Bxe5 19. dxe5 Qd3 20. Rac1 Qxc4 21. Rxc4 b5 22. Rc6 Ra8 23. Rfc1 Nb8 24. Rc8 Kf8 25. Bb4 Na6 26. Rxa8 Rxa8 27. Ba5 Ke8 28. Rc6 Kd7 29. Rb6 Nc5 30. b4 Nd3 31. e6+ fxe6 32. Rxb5 Rc8 33. Rb7+ Kd6 34. b5 Rc1+ 35. Kg2 Rc2 36. Kg1 g5 37. Rb8 Rb2 38. Rd8+ Kc5 39. b6 Rb5 40. Kg2 g4 41. h3 h5 42. hxg4 hxg4 43. Bc3 e5 44. Rg8 Kc4 45. Rc8+ Kd5 46. Rd8+ Kc5 47. Rc8+ Kxb6 48. Rb8+ Kc5 49. Rxb5+ Kxb5 50. Kf1 Ka4 51. Ke2 e6 52. Kf1 Kb3 53. Ba5 Kc2 54. Ke2 Nc1+ 55. Ke1 Nd3+ 56. Ke2 Nc1+ 57. Ke1 Nd3+ 58. Ke2 Nc1+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2779) – Aronian, Levon (2767) [C67]
6th Sinquefield Cup 2018 Saint Louis USA (8.3), 2018-08-26
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. Rd1+ Ke8 10. Nc3 Be7 11. Ne2 Nh4 12. Nxh4 Bxh4 13. Nd4 a6 14. Bf4 c5 15. Ne2 Bf5 16. c4 Rd8 17. Nc3 Rd7 18. Be3 b6 19. Nd5 Kd8 20. g3 Be7 21. a3 Bc2 22. Rd2 Bb3 23. Rc1 a5 24. Rc3 a4 25. e6 fxe6 26. Nxe7 Kxe7 27. Bg5+ Ke8 28. Rcd3 Rxd3 29. Rxd3 Rf8 30. Rd8+ Kf7 31. Rxf8+ Kxf8 32. Bd8 Bxc4 33. Bxc7 b5 34. Bd6+ Kf7 35. Bxc5 e5 36. f3 Bd5 37. Kf2 g6 38. Bb4 Bc6 39. Bc5 Bd5 40. Bb4 Bc6 41. Bc5 Bb7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2766) – So, Wesley (2780) [A02]
6th Sinquefield Cup 2018 Saint Louis USA (8.4), 2018-08-26
1. f4 Nf6 2. Nf3 b6 3. b3 Bb7 4. e3 g6 5. Bb2 Bg7 6. g3 O-O 7. Bg2 c5 8. c4 d5 9. O-O Nc6 10. Qe2 Rc8 11. d3 d4 12. exd4 Nxd4 13. Nxd4 Bxg2 14. Kxg2 cxd4 15. Na3 Nd7 16. Nc2 Nc5 17. f5 Qd7 18. g4 b5 19. Ba3 a5 20. Bxc5 Rxc5 21. Rae1 bxc4 22. bxc4 gxf5 23. gxf5 Rxf5 24. Rxf5 Qxf5 25. Qf3 Qg5+ 26. Kh1 Kh8 27. Rg1 Qh6 28. Qd5 Qd2 29. Nxd4 Qxa2 30. Qe4 Qb2 31. Nf5 Be5 32. Rg2 Qc1+ 33. Rg1 Qb2 34. Rg2 Qc1+ 35. Rg1 Qb2 36. Rg2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2777) – Karjakin, Sergey (2773) [E10]
6th Sinquefield Cup 2018 Saint Louis USA (8.5), 2018-08-26
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7 8. Nc3 c6 9. Bf4 dxc4 10. e4 Re8 11. a4 b6 12. d5 exd5 13. exd5 Bb7 14. a5 bxa5 15. d6 Bf8 16. Nd2 Nd5 17. Nxd5 cxd5 18. Nxc4 dxc4 19. Bxb7 Rb8 20. Bd5 Ne5 21. d7 Qxd7 22. Rxa5 Rbd8 23. Bxe5 Bb4 24. Ra4 a5 25. Bc3 Bxc3 26. bxc3 Qxd5 27. Qxd5 Rxd5 28. Rxc4 Ra8 29. Ra1 Kf8 30. Raa4 Ra7 31. Rc8+ Ke7 32. c4 Re5 33. h4 Kd6 34. Kg2 h5 35. Rd8+ Ke7 36. Rc8 g6 37. Rb8 Kd6 38. Rb6+ Kc5 39. Rb5+ Kd6 40. Rb6+ Kc5 41. Rb5+ Kd6 42. Rb6+  ½ – ½ (view game)

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