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Viswanathan Anand wins the World Rapid Chess Championships 2017

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 28, 2017 in Chess news

Akobian, Varuzhan (2647) – Anand, Viswanathan (2782) [E36]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (1.12), 2017-12-26
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 dxc4 7. Qxc4 b6 8. Nf3 Ba6 9. Qa4+ Qd7 10. Qc2 Qc6 11. Qxc6+ Nxc6 12. Bf4 O-O-O 13. Rc1 Kb7 14. g3 Rhe8 15. Bg2 Nd5 16. Bd2 e5 17. dxe5 Nxe5 18. Nxe5 Rxe5 19. e3 Kb8 20. Bc3 Nxc3 21. Rxc3 Re6 22. Bf3 Red6 23. Rc2 c5 24. Be2 Bb7 25. f3 Bc6 26. b3 Bd5 27. Rb2 c4 28. bxc4 Bxc4 29. O-O Bxe2 30. Rxe2 Rd3 31. Ra1 Rd1+ 32. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 33. Kg2 Ra1 34. e4 Rxa3 35. f4 Rc3 36. e5 Kc8 37. Rd2 b5 38. Rd5 b4 39. Rb5 b3 40. f5 a6 41. Rb6 Kc7 42. Rb4 a5  0 – 1 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2782) – Leko, Peter (2691) [C50]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (2.7), 2017-12-26
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. h3 d6 7. c3 a6 8. a4 Ba7 9. Nbd2 Ne7 10. Re1 c6 11. Bb3 Ng6 12. Bc2 Re8 13. d4 Nh5 14. Nf1 Nhf4 15. Ng3 exd4 16. cxd4 d5 17. e5 c5 18. Bxg6 Nxg6 19. Bg5 Ne7 20. Qd2 h6 21. Bf6 Kh7 22. Ng5+ Kg8 23. Nh5 gxf6 24. Nxf7 Kxf7 25. Qxh6 Nf5 26. Qh7+ Kf8 27. exf6 Be6 28. Nf4 Qxf6 29. Ng6+ Qxg6 30. Qxg6 Ng7 31. Re3 Re7 32. Rae1 Rae8 33. Rg3 Rf7 34. h4 Bb8 35. Rge3 Rfe7 36. dxc5 Bf7 37. Qf6 Rxe3 38. Rxe3 Rxe3 39. fxe3 Bc7 40. g4 Ne8 41. Qh8+ Bg8 42. h5 Bd8 43. Qh6+ Ng7 44. Qd6+ Be7 45. Qb8+ Ne8 46. b4 a5 47. Qxb7 axb4 48. Qxb4 Nf6 49. Qf4 Ke8 50. c6 Be6 51. h6  1 – 0 (view game)

Sargissian, Gabriel (2672) – Anand, Viswanathan (2782) [E10]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (3.5), 2017-12-26
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 d5 4. e3 Be7 5. b3 O-O 6. Bb2 c5 7. Bd3 cxd4 8. exd4 b6 9. O-O Nc6 10. Nbd2 Bb7 11. Rc1 Rc8 12. Qe2 Re8 13. Rfe1 Bf8 14. h3 g6 15. Qe3 Bg7 16. a3 Nd7 17. cxd5 exd5 18. Qxe8+ Qxe8 19. Rxe8+ Rxe8 20. b4 Nf8 21. Ne5 Rc8 22. Nxc6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2782) – Demchenko, Anton (2660) [B69]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (4.5), 2017-12-26
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 a6 8. O-O-O Bd7 9. f4 Be7 10. Nf3 b5 11. Bxf6 gxf6 12. Kb1 b4 13. Ne2 h5 14. f5 e5 15. Rg1 Qb6 16. g4 Qf2 17. Qd3 hxg4 18. Rxg4 Nd8 19. Rg2 Qc5 20. Ng3 a5 21. Nd2 Nb7 22. Qf3 a4 23. Bc4 Rc8 24. Rc1 Bf8 25. Nh5 Ke7 26. Qg4 Bh6 27. Nxf6 Bxd2 28. Nd5+ Ke8 29. Qg8+  1 – 0 (view game)

Cheparinov, Ivan (2710) – Anand, Viswanathan (2782) [E04]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (5.3), 2017-12-26
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 c5 6. O-O Nc6 7. dxc5 Qxd1 8. Rxd1 Bxc5 9. Nbd2 c3 10. bxc3 O-O 11. Nb3 Be7 12. c4 Bd7 13. Bb2 Rfd8 14. Nfd4 Rac8 15. Nb5 b6 16. Nd6 Bxd6 17. Rxd6 Be8 18. Rxd8 Nxd8 19. Rc1 Bc6 20. c5 Bxg2 21. Kxg2 Nd7 22. cxb6 Rxc1 23. Bxc1 axb6 24. f4 f5 25. Kf3 Nc6 26. e4 Nf6 27. exf5 exf5 28. a4 Kf7 29. Bd2 g6 30. a5 bxa5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2782) – Ponkratov, Pavel (2613) [C55]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (6.4), 2017-12-27
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 h6 5. O-O d6 6. c3 g6 7. Re1 Bg7 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. Bb3 Re8 10. Nf1 Be6 11. h3 d5 12. Ng3 Qd7 13. Ba4 Nh7 14. d4 exd4 15. Nxd4 Rad8 16. Be3 dxe4 17. Nxc6 bxc6 18. Nxe4 Bd5 19. Nc5 Qe7 20. Nb7 Rb8 21. Na5 Rxb2 22. Nxc6 Bxc6 23. Bxc6 Rd8 24. Qa4 Bxc3 25. Red1 Rb4 26. Rxd8+ Qxd8 27. Rd1 Qf6 28. Qa6 Bd4 29. a3 Bxe3 30. axb4 Qxf2+ 31. Kh1 Kg7 32. Qf1 Qxf1+ 33. Rxf1  ½ – ½ (view game)

McShane, Luke J (2640) – Anand, Viswanathan (2782) [B40]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (7.4), 2017-12-27
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 Nf6 5. Qe2 d5 6. exd5 Nxd5 7. O-O Be7 8. Rd1 Qb6 9. Na3 O-O 10. Nc4 Qa6 11. d3 Rd8 12. Nce5 Nxe5 13. Nxe5 f6 14. Nc4 b5 15. Ne3 Bb7 16. Re1 Nc7 17. Bd2 Bxg2 18. Nxg2 e5 19. f4 Bd6 20. fxe5 Bxe5 21. Bf4 Bd4+ 22. Kh1 Nd5 23. c3 Nxc3 24. bxc3 Bxc3 25. Qg4 Bxa1 26. Rxa1 Rxd3 27. Re1 Qc8 28. Qh5 Qd7 29. Qxc5 Rd1 30. h4 Rxe1+ 31. Nxe1 Rc8 32. Qf2 b4 33. Kh2 a5 34. Ng2 a4 35. Qb6 Rc2 36. Qxb4 Qd5 37. Qb8+ Kf7 38. Qa7+ Kg6 39. Qg1 h5 40. a3 Qf3 41. Bd6 Kh7 42. Bb4 Rf2 43. Bc5 Rc2 44. Bb4 Rf2 45. Bc5 Rf1 46. Qd4 Rd1 47. Qf4 Qd5 48. Bb4 Rb1 49. Qf2 Qe4 50. Qf4 Qe6 51. Qf3 Qh3+ 52. Kxh3 Rh1#  0 – 1 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2782) – Fedoseev, Vladimir3 (2718) [C65]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (8.2), 2017-12-27
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Nbd2 Nd4 6. Nxd4 Bxd4 7. c3 Bb6 8. d4 exd4 9. e5 Nd5 10. cxd4 O-O 11. O-O d6 12. Ne4 Bf5 13. Qf3 Bg6 14. exd6 Bxe4 15. Qxe4 Qxd6 16. Bc4 c6 17. Bxd5 cxd5 18. Qd3 Rac8 19. Be3 Rc6 20. Rac1 Rfc8 21. Rxc6 Qxc6 22. g3 Qe6 23. Bd2 Qe4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) – Anand, Viswanathan (2782) [E49]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (9.1), 2017-12-27
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 d5 6. a3 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 dxc4 8. Bxc4 c5 9. Nf3 Qc7 10. Be2 b6 11. Bb2 Bb7 12. O-O Nbd7 13. c4 Rac8 14. Rc1 Rfd8 15. Qb3 Ng4 16. g3 Ngf6 17. Rfd1 Ne4 18. Ne1 Nd6 19. d5 exd5 20. cxd5 c4 21. Qc2 b5 22. Ng2 Nc5 23. Nf4 Qe7 24. Bg4 Rc7 25. Qc3 f5 26. Bf3 Rcd7 27. Qb4 Nb3 28. Ne6 Nxc1 29. Rxc1 Nc8 30. Qxb5 Rxd5 31. Bxd5 Rxd5 32. Qb4 Nd6 33. Nc5 Rxc5 34. Qxc5 Qe4  0 – 1 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2782) – Wang, Hao (2709) [C67]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (10.3), 2017-12-27
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. Nc3 Ne8 10. Nd5 Bd6 11. Re1 c6 12. Ne3 Be7 13. c4 Nc7 14. d4 d5 15. cxd5 Bb4 16. Bd2 Bxd2 17. Qxd2 Nxd5 18. Nxd5 Qxd5 19. Re5 Qd6 20. Bc4 Bd7 21. Rae1 b5 22. Bb3 a5 23. a3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Svidler, Peter (2765) – Anand, Viswanathan (2782) [B17]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (11.3), 2017-12-28
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Nf3 Ngf6 6. Nxf6+ Nxf6 7. Bc4 Bf5 8. O-O e6 9. Bf4 Bd6 10. Bxd6 Qxd6 11. c3 O-O 12. Qe2 Rfd8 13. Ne5 Nd7 14. Nxd7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2782) – Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2729) [B90]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (12.3), 2017-12-28
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. a3 e5 7. Nf3 Be7 8. Bc4 O-O 9. Bg5 Be6 10. Bxf6 Bxc4 11. Bxe7 Qxe7 12. Nd2 Be6 13. Nf1 Nd7 14. Ne3 Nf6 15. O-O Rac8 16. Qd3 Rc6 17. Rfd1 Rfc8 18. f3 g6 19. Kh1 Kg7 20. Qd2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Onischuk, Vladimir (2637) – Anand, Viswanathan (2782) [C50]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (13.3), 2017-12-28
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. O-O O-O 6. Nbd2 d6 7. c3 a6 8. Bb3 Ba7 9. h3 Re8 10. Re1 Be6 11. Bc2 h6 12. Nf1 d5 13. exd5 Bxd5 14. Ng3 Qd7 15. Ne4 Nxe4 16. dxe4 Be6 17. Qxd7 Bxd7 18. a4 f6 19. Nd2 Be6 20. Bb3 Kf7 21. Bxe6+ Kxe6 22. Nc4 Rad8 23. Kf1 Rd7 24. Ke2 Red8 25. a5 h5 26. b4 Ne7 27. Ra2 Nc8 28. Rd2 Nd6 29. Nxd6 Rxd6 30. Red1 c6 31. Rxd6+ Rxd6 32. Rxd6+ Kxd6 33. f3 b5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2782) – Grischuk, Alexander (2772) [C65]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (14.2), 2017-12-28
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Nbd2 d6 6. c3 O-O 7. O-O a6 8. Bxc6 bxc6 9. d4 exd4 10. cxd4 Bb6 11. Qc2 c5 12. d5 Re8 13. b3 Bg4 14. Bb2 Bh5 15. Rae1 Bg6 16. Bxf6 Qxf6 17. Nc4 Ba7 18. Qd3 h6 19. Re3 Rad8 20. g3 Bh7 21. Rfe1 g5 22. Qe2 Kg7 23. Rd1 Qg6 24. Re1 Qf6 25. Kg2 g4 26. Nh4 Qg5 27. f4 gxf3+ 28. Qxf3 Qf6 29. Qe2 Qg5 30. Rf1 Kg8 31. Nf5 Rxe4 32. Nxh6+ Qxh6 33. Rxe4 Bxe4+ 34. Qxe4 Kf8 35. Re1 Qf6 36. Re2 Bb6 37. h4 Kg7 38. Rf2 Qg6 39. Rf5 Kf8 40. h5 Qh7 41. g4 Re8 42. Qf3 Kg8 43. Kh3 Re1 44. Qf4 Kf8 45. Qg5 Qh8 46. Rf3 Qg7 47. Qxg7+ Kxg7 48. g5 Rd1 49. Ne3 Rh1+ 50. Kg4 c4 51. Nf5+ Kf8 52. bxc4 Rg1+ 53. Rg3 Rc1 54. g6 fxg6 55. hxg6 Rxc4+ 56. Kh5 Bd4 57. Rg4  1 – 0 (view game)

Bu, Xiangzhi (2730) – Anand, Viswanathan (2782) [D55]
World Rapid 2017 Riyadh KSA (15.2), 2017-12-28
1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. e3 Nbd7 8. Rc1 c5 9. cxd5 Nxd5 10. Bxe7 Nxe7 11. Be2  ½ – ½ (view game)

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