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Wesley So wins the YourNextMove GCT 2018 !!

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

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 So, Wesley USA 2778 22
2 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2782 21.5
3 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 21.5
4 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2769 21
5 Aronian, Levon ARM 2764 20.5
6 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2766 17.5
7 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2808 17
8 Anand, Viswanatan IND 2759 14.5
9 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2816 13.5
10 Giri, Anish NED 2782 11

Aronian,L (2764) – Mamedyarov,S (2808) [C55]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (10), 2018-06-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 h6 5. O-O d6 6. Nc3 Na5 7. Bb5+ c6 8. Ba4 b5 9. Bb3 Be7 10. Ne2 O-O 11. Ng3 Re8 12. Bd2 Bf8 13. Re1 Qc7 14. Bxa5 Qxa5 15. a4 Qb6 16. Nh4 d5 17. axb5 dxe4 18. bxc6 exd3 19. Qxd3 Bc5 20. Rf1 e4 21. Qc3 e3 22. Nhf5 exf2+ 23. Kh1 Be6 24. Nxh6+ Kf8 25. Nhf5 Bxb3 26. cxb3 Rac8 27. Nxg7 Bd4 28. Qd2 Be3 29. Qd6+ Kxg7 30. Nf5+ Kg6 31. Nh4+ Kg7 32. Nf5+ Kg6 33. Nh4+ Kg7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand,V (2759) – Caruana,F (2816) [C77]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (10), 2018-06-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 g6 7. O-O Bg7 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. Re1 Nd7 10. Nf1 Nc5 11. Bxc6 bxc6 12. d4 exd4 13. cxd4 Ne6 14. Ng3 c5 15. dxc5 Nxc5 16. Bg5 Qe8 17. Qd2 Bg4 18. Bh6 Bxf3 19. Bxg7 Kxg7 20. gxf3 Qe6 21. f4 a5 22. f5 Qf6 23. Rac1 Rfe8 24. f4 Rad8 25. Kh1 Kh8 26. b3 h5 27. fxg6 fxg6 28. f5 Kh7 29. Rg1 Rg8 30. Rcf1 Rdf8 31. e5 dxe5 32. Qd5 Qe7 33. fxg6+ Rxg6 34. Rxf8 Qxf8 35. Rf1 Qd6 36. Qf7+ Rg7 37. Qxg7+ Kxg7 38. Nf5+ Kg6 39. Nxd6 cxd6 40. Rd1 Ne4 41. Kg2 Kf5 42. Rd5 Ke6 43. Rxa5 d5 44. b4 d4 45. Kf3 Nc3 46. b5 e4+ 47. Kf4 e3 48. Kf3 e2 49. Kf2 d3 50. Ke1 Kd5 51. b6+ Kd4 52. b7  1 – 0 (view game)

Karjakin,Sergey (2782) – So,W (2778) [A01]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (10), 2018-06-16
1. b3 e5 2. Bb2 Nc6 3. e3 Nf6 4. c4 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Nc3 Nxc3 7. Bxc3 Bd6 8. Bb5 O-O 9. Ne2 Ne7 10. Ng3 c6 11. Bc4 Nd5 12. Bb2 Qe7 13. O-O Nb6 14. Be2 f5 15. Qc2 Be6 16. Rfe1 Rad8 17. e4 f4 18. Nf5 Qd7 19. Nxd6 Qxd6 20. Qc3 Nd7 21. d4 exd4 22. Qxd4 Qxd4 23. Bxd4 c5 24. Bc3 Nb8 25. Red1 Nc6 26. f3 Kf7 27. Kf2 g5 28. h4 Rxd1 29. Rxd1 h6 30. g3 fxg3+ 31. Kxg3 Rd8 32. Rxd8 Nxd8 33. f4 gxf4+ 34. Kxf4 Nc6 35. Bh5+ Kf8 36. Be2 Kf7 37. h5 a6 38. Bd2 b5 39. Be3 c4 40. bxc4 bxc4 41. Bd2 a5 42. a3 Nd4 43. Bd1 Nb3 44. Bc3 a4 45. Ke5 Nc5 46. Bd2 Nb3 47. Bxh6 c3 48. Be3 Na5 49. Kd4 Bb3 50. Be2 c2 51. Kc3 Nc6 52. Bd3 Ne5 53. Bxc2 Bxc2 54. Kxc2 Nc4 55. Bc1 Kf6 56. Kd3 Nd6 57. Kd4 Nb5+ 58. Kc4 Nd6+ 59. Kd5 Nb5 60. Kc5 Nc7 61. Kc6 Ne6 62. h6 Nd4+ 63. Kd5 Nb3 64. e5+ Kg6 65. e6  1 – 0 (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2769) – Giri,A (2782) [A05]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (10), 2018-06-16
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. b3 g6 3. Bb2 Bg7 4. e3 O-O 5. d4 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5+ 7. c3 Re8 8. b4 Qc7 9. c4 a5 10. a3 axb4 11. axb4 Rxa1 12. Bxa1 Na6 13. Be5 d6 14. cxd6 exd6 15. Bc3 Nh5 16. Bxg7 Nxg7 17. b5 Qa5+ 18. Nbd2 Nc5 19. Be2 Ne4 20. O-O Nc3 21. Qe1 Ne6 22. Ne4 Nxe2+ 23. Qxe2  1 – 0 (view game)

Grischuk,A (2766) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) [B23]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (10), 2018-06-16
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. f4 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bc4 e6 6. O-O Ne7 7. d3 Nbc6 8. a3 O-O 9. Ba2 Rb8 10. Qe1 Nd4 11. Nxd4 cxd4 12. Ne2 Bd7 13. Bd2 Rc8 14. Bb3 Qb6 15. Kh1 Rfe8 16. a4 d5 17. a5 Qc5 18. Bb4 Qc7 19. Bxe7 Rxe7 20. e5 f6 21. exf6 Bxf6 22. Ng1 Kg7 23. Qd2 e5 24. fxe5 Rxe5 25. Qf4 Rf5 26. Qxc7 Rxc7 27. Rxf5 Bxf5 28. Nf3 Rc5 29. h3 h5 30. Ra4 Bd7 31. Rb4 Bc6 32. a6 bxa6 33. Nxd4 a5 34. Rb7+ Bxb7 35. Ne6+ Kh6 36. Nxc5 Ba8 37. c3 d4 38. c4 Kg5 39. Ne6+ Kf5 40. Nc7 Bc6 41. Kg1 a4 42. Bd1 Bg5 43. Nb5 Ke5 44. Nxa7 Bd7 45. Nb5 Bf5 46. Bxa4 Be3+ 47. Kh2 Bxd3 48. Na3 Bc1 49. Bc2 Bxc2 50. Nxc2 d3 51. Ne1 d2 52. Nf3+ Kf4 53. Nxd2 Bxd2 54. c5 Be3 55. c6 Bb6 56. b4 h4 57. b5 g5 58. Kh1 Kg3 59. c7 Bxc7 60. b6 Bb8 61. b7 Ba7  0 – 1 (view game)

Karjakin,Sergey (2782) – Nakamura,Hi (2769) [C67]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (11), 2018-06-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nf5 8. Nf3 d5 9. d4 O-O 10. c3 Re8 11. g3 Nd6 12. Bf4 Ne4 13. Nbd2 Bf5 14. Nxe4 Bxe4 15. Nd2 Bf5 16. Bg2 Be6 17. Qb3 b6 18. Re2 Bd6 19. Bxd6 Qxd6 20. Rae1 Rf8 21. Nf3 h6 22. Ne5 Nxe5 23. Rxe5 Rad8 24. h4 c6 25. Kh2 Bd7 26. Qa4 a5 27. Qb3 b5 28. a4 Rb8 29. axb5 Rxb5 30. Qa2 Rfb8 31. R5e2 Be6 32. Rd2 c5 33. Qa3 Qc7 34. dxc5 Rb3 35. Qa1 Qxc5 36. Bh3 R3b6 37. Ree2 Bxh3 38. Kxh3 Qc8+ 39. Kg2 Rb5 40. Qa4 Rc5 41. Re7 Qf5 42. Rde2 Rcb5 43. Re8+ Kh7 44. Rxb8 Rxb8 45. Qxa5 Qd3 46. Re3 Qd2 47. b4 d4 48. Qf5+ Kg8 49. Re7 Rf8 50. cxd4 Qxb4 51. Rd7 Qb6 52. Qd5 Qf6 53. Ra7 Qd8 54. Qe4 Re8 55. Qc6 Qc8 56. Qf3 Rf8 57. Qd5 Qe6 58. Qb7 Qd6 59. Qe4 Qe6 60. Qf3 Qd6 61. d5 g6 62. h5 g5 63. Qf5 Kg7 64. Rd7 Qf6 65. Qxf6+ Kxf6 66. Rd6+ Kg7 67. Kf3 Ra8 68. Rc6 Ra2 69. Ke3 Ra3+ 70. Ke4 Ra2 71. f4 gxf4 72. gxf4 Rh2 73. d6 Kf6 74. d7+ Ke7 75. Rd6 Kd8 76. Rxh6 Kxd7 77. Kf5 Ke7 78. Rh8 Ra2 79. h6 Ra5+ 80. Kg4 Ra1 81. Rb8 Rg1+ 82. Kf5 Rh1 83. Rb6 Kf8 84. Ke5 Kg8 85. f5 Kh7 86. Rb7 Ra1 87. Kf6 Kxh6 88. Kxf7 Kh7 89. f6 Ra8 90. Rd7 Rb8 91. Ra7 Rc8 92. Ke6+ Kg8 93. Ke7 Rb8 94. Rd7 Ra8 95. Rc7 Rb8 96. Ra7 Rc8 97. Ke6 Rc6+ 98. Ke7 Rc8 99. Ra1 Rc7+ 100. Ke8 Rc8+ 101. Kd7 Rc2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov,S (2808) – Anand,V (2759) [E36]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (11), 2018-06-16
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. Qc2 h6 10. Bf4 O-O 11. Rd1 Nbd7 12. g3 Rc8 13. Bg2 Nd5 14. O-O c5 15. Bd6 cxd4 16. Qd2 d3 17. exd3 Re8 18. Rc1 Qf6 19. Rfe1 Rxc1 20. Qxc1 Rc8 21. Qd2 Qf5 22. Rd1 Bb7 23. Re1 Qf6 24. Ne5 Nxe5 25. Bxe5 Qg5 26. f4 Qd8 27. b4 Qd7 28. Qb2 f6 29. Bd4 Ba8 30. h4 Nc7 31. Bh3 Rd8 32. Bxf6 gxf6 33. Qxf6 Qd4+ 34. Qxd4 Rxd4 35. Bxe6+ Nxe6 36. Rxe6 Bd5 37. Rxh6 Rxd3 38. Rg6+ Kf7 39. h5 Rxa3 40. f5 Be4 41. g4 Rf3 42. h6 Bxf5 43. Rg7+ Kf6 44. gxf5 Rh3 45. Rxa7 Rxh6  ½ – ½ (view game)

So,W (2778) – Aronian,L (2764) [A15]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (11), 2018-06-16
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Qxd1+ 7. Kxd1 f6 8. Be3 e5 9. Nd2 Nd7 10. Nb3 h5 11. f3 Nb6 12. Kc2 Bd7 13. Nc5 Bc6 14. b3 Bh6 15. Bxh6 Rxh6 16. a4 Ke7 17. Bb5 Nd7 18. Nd3 Nb8 19. Nb4 a5 20. Bxc6 bxc6 21. Nd3 Nd7 22. Rhd1 Rhh8 23. Rd2 Rhd8 24. Rad1 Nb6 25. Nc5 Rd6 26. h4 Ra7 27. Nd3 Ra8 28. Nc5 Ra7 29. g3 Nd7 30. Nd3 Rb7 31. Ra1 c5 32. Nb2 Nb6 33. Rad1 Rb8 34. Rd3 Rg8 35. Rh1 Rgd8 36. Rhd1 Rg8 37. Rh1 Rgd8 38. Rhd1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana,F (2816) – Grischuk,A (2766) [B23]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (11), 2018-06-16
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Nge2 Nf6 4. h3 g6 5. g4 Bg7 6. Bg2 Nc6 7. d3 Rb8 8. a4 a6 9. O-O b5 10. axb5 axb5 11. Be3 b4 12. Nd5 h5 13. g5 Nxd5 14. exd5 Nd4 15. Nxd4 cxd4 16. Bd2 b3 17. cxb3 Bf5 18. Re1 O-O 19. Kh2 Re8 20. Ra3 e6 21. dxe6 fxe6 22. b4 d5 23. Qf3 Qd6+ 24. Qg3 Qxg3+ 25. Kxg3 Rec8 26. Rb3 Rc2 27. Bf4 Rb5 28. Bd6 h4+ 29. Kxh4 Rxf2 30. Kg3 Rd2 31. Bf1 Bf8 32. Bxf8 Kxf8 33. Kf4 Ke7 34. Ke5 Rf2 35. Ra1 Rf3 36. h4 Re3+ 37. Kxd4 Rg3 38. Ra5 Rb6 39. Kc5 Rb7 40. b5 Rg1 41. b6 Rxf1 42. Ra7 Rc1+ 43. Rc3  1 – 0 (view game)

Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) – Giri,A (2782) [C53]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (11), 2018-06-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. O-O d5 7. exd5 Nxd5 8. Nbd2 Bg4 9. Re1 Nb6 10. Bb5 Bd6 11. h3 Bh5 12. Ne4 f5 13. Ng3 Bxf3 14. Qxf3 Ne7 15. Qxb7 c6 16. Bc4+ Nxc4 17. Qb3 Kh8 18. Qxc4 Qd7 19. Bd2 Nd5 20. Rad1 Bc7 21. Qh4 Rae8 22. c4 Ne7 23. Bc3 Ng6 24. Qh5 c5 25. Qf3 Rd8 26. b4 cxb4 27. Bxb4 Rf7 28. Bc3 Rdf8 29. Bb4 Rd8 30. Bc5 Ba5 31. Rf1 Bb6 32. Bxb6 axb6 33. Rfe1 Qa7 34. d4 exd4 35. Qc6 Rff8 36. Rd2 Qa5 37. Red1 f4 38. Ne4 f3 39. Qb5 Qxb5 40. cxb5 Nf4 41. gxf3 d3 42. Kh2 Rd5 43. a4 Rd4 44. Ra1 h6 45. a5 bxa5 46. Rxa5 Rb8 47. Kg3 Ne2+ 48. Kg2 Rd5 49. Kh2 Nf4 50. Kg3 Ne2+ 51. Kh2 Nf4 52. Kg3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand,V (2759) – So,W (2778) [C77]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (12), 2018-06-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 Bc5 6. c3 b5 7. Bc2 d6 8. h3 h6 9. O-O O-O 10. d4 Bb6 11. Be3 Re8 12. Nbd2 Qe7 13. Re1 Rb8 14. Nf1 Qf8 15. Ng3 Bb7 16. a3 Rbd8 17. Qb1 Nb8 18. b4 Nbd7 19. a4 d5 20. dxe5 Nxe5 21. Nxe5 Bxe3 22. Rxe3 Rxe5 23. f4 Ree8 24. e5 d4 25. cxd4 Rxd4 26. axb5 axb5 27. Rb3 Nd5 28. Be4 Rb8 29. Qb2 Rc4 30. Qd2 Nxb4 31. Bxb7 Rxb7 32. Nf5 Rb8 33. Rg3 g6 34. e6 Qc5+ 35. Ne3 Qd4 36. Qxd4 Rxd4 37. f5 g5 38. Ra7 Rc8 39. Rb7 Nd5 40. Rxb5 fxe6 41. fxe6 Nxe3 42. Rxe3 Re8 43. Rc5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri,A (2782) – Caruana,F (2816) [B42]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (12), 2018-06-16
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Bc5 6. Nb3 Bb6 7. O-O Ne7 8. c4 d6 9. Nc3 O-O 10. Re1 Nbc6 11. Be3 e5 12. Qd2 Be6 13. Rad1 Bxe3 14. Rxe3 a5 15. Bf1 a4 16. Nc1 Nd4 17. N1e2 Nec6 18. Nb5 Bxc4 19. Nexd4 exd4 20. Rg3 Be6 21. Nxd4 Nxd4 22. Qxd4 g6 23. a3 Qa5 24. Rc3 Rfd8 25. h3 Qe5 26. Rcd3 Rdc8 27. Rc3 Rxc3 28. bxc3 Bb3 29. Rd2 Rc8 30. c4 Qxd4 31. Rxd4 Rc6 32. f4 Kf8 33. Kf2 Ke7 34. Ke3 Ba2 35. Bd3 Rb6 36. Bc2 Rb2 37. Bxa4 Rxg2 38. e5 dxe5 39. fxe5 Rg3+ 40. Kf4 Rxh3 41. Rd7+ Kf8 42. e6 fxe6 43. Bb5 Bxc4 44. Bxc4 Rh4+ 45. Ke5 Rxc4 46. Rxh7 b5 47. Rb7 g5 48. Kf6 Rf4+ 49. Kxg5 Rf5+ 50. Kg4 Ke8 51. Ra7 Kd8 52. a4 bxa4 53. Rxa4 Ke7 54. Ra7+ Kf6 55. Ra8 Rg5+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian,L (2764) – Karjakin,Sergey (2782) [C50]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (12), 2018-06-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 a6 7. Nbd2 O-O 8. Bb3 Re8 9. h3 h6 10. Re1 Be6 11. Bc2 d5 12. Qe2 dxe4 13. dxe4 Nh5 14. Nf1 Qf6 15. N3h2 Qh4 16. Qf3 Rad8 17. Ne3 Nf4 18. Nf5 Bxf5 19. exf5 Nd3 20. Bxd3 Rxd3 21. Be3 e4 22. Qg4 Qxg4 23. Nxg4 Bd6 24. Bxh6 gxh6 25. Nf6+ Kf8 26. Nxe8 Kxe8 27. Rxe4+ Kf8 28. Rae1 Kg7 29. R4e3 Rd2 30. R1e2 Rd1+ 31. Re1 Rd2 32. R1e2 Rd1+ 33. Re1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2769) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) [B50]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (12), 2018-06-16
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. h3 e5 5. Bc4 Be7 6. d3 Nc6 7. O-O O-O 8. Bd2 Na5 9. Qe2 Nxc4 10. dxc4 Be6 11. Rad1 Qc7 12. Bg5 Ne8 13. b3 h6 14. Bxe7 Qxe7 15. Rd3 a6 16. a4 Rc8 17. Rfd1 Rc6 18. Nh2 f5 19. exf5 Bxf5 20. Nd5 Qe6 21. Rf3 Rc8 22. Nf1 Bg6 23. Nf4 Rxf4 24. Rxf4 Bxc2 25. Rc1 Bxb3 26. a5 Ba4 27. Rg4 Nf6 28. Rg3 Bc6 29. Ne3 Rf8 30. Nd1 Qf7 31. Rd3 Nh5 32. g3 Qg6 33. Rd2 Rf3 34. Rd5 Bxd5 35. cxd5 Nxg3 36. fxg3 Qxg3+ 37. Qg2 Qe1+ 38. Kh2 Qe4 39. Rc4 Qxd5 40. Rg4 g5 41. Nc3 Qf7 42. Rg3 Rf2  0 – 1 (view game)

Grischuk,A (2766) – Mamedyarov,S (2808) [C60]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (12), 2018-06-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. d4 exd4 5. c3 a6 6. Bc4 Bg7 7. cxd4 d6 8. O-O Nf6 9. Nc3 O-O 10. d5 Ne5 11. Nxe5 dxe5 12. Be3 Ne8 13. Rc1 Nd6 14. Be2 f5 15. f3 h5 16. exf5 Bxf5 17. Bd3 Kh7 18. Ne4 Bxe4 19. Bxe4 Rf7 20. Qd2 Qd7 21. Qd3 Nf5 22. Bf2 Qb5 23. Rc4 Bf8 24. a4 Qd7 25. g4 hxg4 26. fxg4 Ne7 27. h3 Rd8 28. Bh4 Rf4 29. Rxf4 exf4 30. Bxe7 Bxe7 31. Bxg6+ Kg7 32. Rxf4 Bc5+ 33. Kf1 Rf8 34. Rxf8 Bxf8 35. Bf5 Qd6 36. Qd4+ Kf7 37. Be6+ Ke8 38. Qf6 c6 39. Bf7+ Kd7 40. Qe6+ Kc7 41. Qxd6+ Kxd6 42. dxc6 bxc6 43. Kf2 Ke5 44. Kg3 Bd6 45. Be8 c5 46. Kh4 c4 47. Bf7 Kd4 48. Kg5 Kd3 49. h4 Be7+ 50. Kh5 Bf6 51. g5 Bxb2 52. Kg4 c3 53. Bg6+ Kd2 54. h5 c2 55. Bxc2 Kxc2 56. h6 Bc1 57. Kh5 Kb3 58. g6  1 – 0 (view game)

So,W (2778) – Grischuk,A (2766) [A48]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (13), 2018-06-16
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Nbd2 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Bd3 O-O 6. O-O c5 7. c3 cxd4 8. cxd4 e5 9. Re1 exd4 10. Nxd4 Ng4 11. N4f3 Nc6 12. Nc4 Be6 13. h3 Nge5 14. Ncxe5 dxe5 15. a3 Qb6 16. b4 Rfd8 17. Be3 Qc7 18. Qe2 a5 19. Ng5 Bd7 20. b5 Nd4 21. Bxd4 exd4 22. e5 Re8 23. Qf3 Be6 24. Rac1 Qd7 25. Nxe6 Rxe6 26. Rc5 Rc8 27. Rd5 Qe7 28. Rxd4 Rxe5 29. Rde4 Rxe4 30. Bxe4 Rc3 31. Qd1 Rxa3 32. Bxg6 Qf8 33. Bb1 Rc3 34. Qd7 Rc8 35. Qxb7 Re8 36. Rf1 Qb4 37. Ba2 Rf8 38. Qc6 Bd4 39. Bb1 Rb8 40. Qe4 Rxb5 41. Qxh7+ Kf8 42. Ba2 Qe7 43. Qd3 Rb4 44. Qf3 Rb2 45. Bc4 Qf6 46. Qxf6 Bxf6 47. Rd1 Ke7 48. Re1+ Kf8 49. Rd1 Ke7 50. Rd5 a4 51. Ra5 Bd4 52. Rxa4 Rxf2 53. Kh2 Rc2 54. Bb3 Be5+ 55. Kg1 Rb2 56. Bc4 f6 57. Bf1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin,Sergey (2782) – Anand,V (2759) [C50]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (13), 2018-06-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. Nc3 h6 6. h3 d6 7. Na4 Bb6 8. a3 O-O 9. O-O Qe8 10. Re1 Be6 11. Nxb6 axb6 12. b3 Nd7 13. Bxe6 Qxe6 14. d4 Nxd4 15. Nxd4 exd4 16. Qxd4 Qe5 17. Bb2 Qxd4 18. Bxd4 b5 19. Bb2 Rfe8 20. Rad1 Re6 21. f3 Nf6 22. Kf2 Ne8 23. Rd5 c6 24. Rd2 Nc7 25. f4 d5 26. Be5 Rc8 27. Bxc7 Rxc7 28. exd5 cxd5 29. Ree2 Rf6 30. g3 g5 31. Rxd5 gxf4 32. Rxb5 fxg3+ 33. Kxg3 Rc3+ 34. Kg2 b6 35. Kh2 Kh7 36. a4 Rfc6 37. Rf5 Rxc2 38. Rxf7+ Kg6 39. Rfe7 Rxe2+ 40. Rxe2 Kg5 41. Re4 Rc2+ 42. Kg1 Rc6 43. Rb4 Kf5 44. Kf2 Ke5 45. Ke2 Kd5 46. Kd3 Rg6 47. Rd4+ Kc6 48. Kc4 Kb7 49. b4 Ka6 50. b5+ Kb7 51. Rd7+ Kc8 52. Rh7 Rd6 53. h4  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian,L (2764) – Nakamura,Hi (2769) [B23]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (13), 2018-06-16
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Nge2 Nf6 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. O-O O-O 7. d3 Nc6 8. Bg5 Rb8 9. Nd5 Ne8 10. c3 h6 11. Bd2 b5 12. f4 e6 13. Ne3 Ne7 14. g4 d5 15. e5 a5 16. d4 cxd4 17. cxd4 b4 18. f5 f6 19. fxe6 Bxe6 20. Nf4 Qb6 21. Qb3 Rd8 22. Nxe6 Qxe6 23. exf6 Nxf6 24. Rae1 Nxg4 25. Rxf8+ Rxf8 26. Nxg4 Qxg4 27. Rxe7 Qxd4+ 28. Be3 Qh4 29. Qxd5+ Kh8 30. Rf7 Qe1+ 31. Rf1 Qxe3+ 32. Kh1 Rxf1+ 33. Bxf1 Qc1 34. Qc4 Qxb2 35. Bd3 Qf6 36. Qe4 Kh7 37. h4 h5 38. Kg2 Qd6 39. Bc2 Be5 40. Qd3 Qc6+ 41. Qe4 Qf6 42. Qf3 Qe6 43. Qxh5+ Kg7 44. Qg5 Qc6+ 45. Kf1 Qc4+ 46. Kg1 Bd4+ 47. Kh1 Qxc2 48. Qe7+ Kh6  0 – 1 (view game)

Mamedyarov,S (2808) – Giri,A (2782) [D02]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (13), 2018-06-16
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Nbd2 c5 4. dxc5 e6 5. b4 a5 6. c3 axb4 7. cxb4 b6 8. cxb6 Bxb4 9. Rb1 Qxb6 10. a3 Bxd2+ 11. Bxd2 Qa7 12. e3 O-O 13. Bd3 Ba6 14. Bb4 Rc8 15. O-O Nc6 16. Bxa6 Qxa6 17. Nd4 Ne5 18. h3 Ne4 19. Rc1 Rxc1 20. Qxc1 Nc4 21. Nc2 h6 22. Qa1 Ncd2 23. Bxd2 Nxd2 24. Rd1 Ne4 25. f3 Nd6 26. Qd4 Qc6 27. Nb4 Qa4 28. Ra1 Nf5 29. Qd3 Qa7 30. Nxd5 exd5 31. Qxf5 Qxe3+ 32. Kh1 Rxa3 33. Qc8+ Kh7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana,F (2816) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) [B23]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (13), 2018-06-16
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Nge2 Nf6 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. d3 Nc6 7. O-O O-O 8. a3 e6 9. Rb1 Rb8 10. b4 b6 11. h3 Bb7 12. Be3 Nd7 13. Qd2 a6 14. Bh6 Bxh6 15. Qxh6 Qf6 16. Nd1 Qg7 17. Qd2 b5 18. c3 f5 19. Nf4 Rbe8 20. exf5 gxf5 21. Re1 e5 22. Bd5+ Kh8 23. Ne6 Rxe6 24. Bxe6 f4 25. g4 Qh6 26. Bxd7 Qxh3 27. Re4 d5 28. Qe1 dxe4 29. Qxe4 Nd4 30. Qxe5+ Kg8 31. Be6+ Nxe6 32. Qxe6+ Rf7 33. Qe8+ Kg7 34. Qe5+ Kf8 35. Qb8+ Kg7 36. Qe5+ Kh6 37. Qh5+ Qxh5 38. gxh5 Bf3 39. bxc5 Rf5 40. Kf1 Rxc5 41. Ke1 Rxh5 42. c4 Rh1+ 43. Kd2 Rf1 44. c5 Kg5 45. Rc1 Rxd1+ 46. Rxd1 Bxd1 47. Kxd1 Kf5 48. d4 Ke6  0 – 1 (view game)

Giri,A (2782) – So,W (2778) [C19]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (14), 2018-06-16
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. a4 h6 8. Nf3 Qc7 9. Qd2 O-O 10. Bd3 b6 11. a5 Ba6 12. O-O Bxd3 13. cxd3 Nd7 14. h4 Nc6 15. axb6 axb6 16. Rb1 Ra4 17. Qf4 Ne7 18. Bd2 Qc6 19. h5 Rfa8 20. Rfc1 Ra2 21. Be3 Qa4 22. Nh4 Rc2 23. Qg3 Kf8 24. dxc5 Rxc1+ 25. Rxc1 bxc5 26. d4 Rc8 27. Rb1 Qc2 28. Rb7 cxd4 29. cxd4 Qd1+ 30. Kh2 Qxh5 31. Qh3 g5 32. g4 Qxh4 33. Qxh4 gxh4 34. Rxd7 h5 35. gxh5 Nf5 36. h6 Kg8 37. Kh3 Rf8 38. Kg4 Kh7 39. Ra7 Kg6 40. Ra1 Rc8 41. Ra7 Rg8 42. Ra1 Kh7+ 43. Kh3 Rb8 44. Ra7 Kg6 45. Kg4 Rb1 46. Kh3 Rh1+ 47. Kg2 Rb1 48. Kh3 Rb3 49. h7 Rb8 50. Ra1 Kxh7 51. Rg1 Rg8 52. Ra1 Rb8 53. Rg1 Rb3 54. Kg4 Nxe3+ 55. fxe3 Rxe3 56. Kxh4 Re4+ 57. Kg5 Rxd4 58. Kf6 Rf4+ 59. Ke7 Rf5 60. Kd6 Kh6 61. Ke7 Kh5 62. Rg8 Kh4 63. Rg7 Rxe5 64. Kxf7 d4 65. Kf6 Re3 66. Rg1 e5 67. Kf5 Kh3 68. Rg6 Kh2 69. Rg4 d3 70. Rg6 e4 71. Rd6 Kg3  0 – 1 (view game)

Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) – Mamedyarov,S (2808) [C60]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (14), 2018-06-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. c3 a6 5. Ba4 Bg7 6. d4 exd4 7. cxd4 b5 8. Bb3 Nge7 9. O-O O-O 10. Nc3 d6 11. h3 Na5 12. Bc2 c5 13. dxc5 dxc5 14. Qxd8 Rxd8 15. Bg5 Re8 16. Rad1 Be6 17. Nd5 Nxd5 18. exd5 Bd7 19. b3 c4 20. Rfe1 cxb3 21. axb3 Rac8 22. Rxe8+ Bxe8 23. Re1 Bc3 24. Re2 f6 25. Bf4 Bf7 26. d6 Rd8 27. Nd2 Bb4 28. Ne4 Kg7 29. Re3 Rd7 30. h4 Nb7 31. Nxf6 Kxf6 32. Be5+ Ke6 33. Bc3+ Kxd6 34. Bxb4+ Kc7 35. Bc3 a5 36. h5 b4 37. Be5+ Kb6 38. h6 Nc5 39. Rf3 a4 40. bxa4 b3 41. Rf6+ Ka5 42. Rc6 Kb4 43. Bxb3 Nxb3 44. Kh2 Kxa4 45. Kg3 Kb5 46. Rd6 Rxd6 47. Bxd6 Kc6 48. Ba3 Kd5 49. Kf4 Nd4 50. Bb2 Ne6+ 51. Ke3 Be8 52. f4 Bd7 53. g4 Nc5 54. f5 gxf5 55. gxf5 Bxf5 56. Ba3 Ne6 57. Bc1 Bg6 58. Kf3 Ke5 59. Kg4 Bf5+ 60. Kh5 Kf6 61. Bb2+ Kf7 62. Be5 Bc2 63. Bb2 Bd1+ 64. Kh4 Kg6 65. Bc1 Nd4  0 – 1 (view game)

Grischuk,A (2766) – Karjakin,Sergey (2782) [A13]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (14), 2018-06-16
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 dxc4 5. Qa4+ c6 6. Qxc4 b5 7. Qb3 Bb7 8. O-O Be7 9. d4 O-O 10. Rd1 Nbd7 11. Nc3 Qb6 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bxf6 Nxf6 14. Ne5 Rfd8 15. e3 a6 16. Rac1 Qc7 17. Ne4 Nxe4 18. Bxe4 Rd6 19. Rd3 Rc8 20. Rdc3 Qb6 21. Nc4 Qd8 22. Nxd6 Qxd6 23. Qc2 e5 24. Bxc6 Rxc6 25. Rxc6 Qd5 26. Rc8+ Bf8 27. Rxf8+  1 – 0 (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2769) – Caruana,F (2816) [A06]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (14), 2018-06-16
1. Nf3 d5 2. b3 Nf6 3. Bb2 g6 4. Bxf6 exf6 5. e3 c6 6. d4 Bd6 7. g3 O-O 8. Bg2 Re8 9. O-O Be6 10. Nfd2 Bf8 11. c4 Na6 12. Nc3 Nc7 13. a3 a5 14. c5 h5 15. b4 axb4 16. axb4 Bh6 17. Rxa8 Qxa8 18. Qb3 Bf5 19. Qb2 Qc8 20. b5 h4 21. Re1 Bd3 22. bxc6 bxc6 23. Nf3 h3 24. Bf1 Bxf1 25. Rxf1 Qf5 26. Qe2 Rb8 27. Nh4 Qe6 28. Qc2 Kg7 29. Nf3 Qg4 30. Nd2 Ne6 31. f4 Re8 32. Qd3 Kg8 33. Nd1 Bf8 34. Nf2 Qh5 35. Rc1 Ra8 36. g4 Qh6 37. Nf3 Be7 38. Re1 Bd8 39. Qf1 Ra3 40. Qxh3 Qf8 41. Qg3 Bc7 42. Qg2 Ra2 43. f5 Ng5 44. h4 Ne4 45. Rf1 Bg3 46. Nxe4 Rxg2+ 47. Kxg2 dxe4 48. Nd2 Bxh4 49. Nxe4 Qd8 50. Nd6 Qb8 51. Kf3 Qb2 52. d5 cxd5 53. c6 Qc2 54. Nc8 Kg7  0 – 1 (view game)

Anand,V (2759) – Aronian,L (2764) [C50]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (14), 2018-06-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Nd5 Nxd5 7. Bxd5 d6 8. Be3 Bxe3 9. fxe3 O-O 10. O-O Nb8 11. Qd2 Nd7 12. h3 c6 13. Bb3 Nc5 14. Rf2 a5 15. c3 Nxb3 16. axb3 Be6 17. c4 b5 18. Qc3 f6 19. d4 Qb6 20. Rc2 c5 21. Kh2 Rfc8 22. d5 Bd7 23. cxb5 Bxb5 24. Nd2 Rcb8 25. Rcc1 Qd8 26. Ra3 a4 27. bxa4 Rxa4 28. Rxa4 Bxa4 29. Ra1 Bb5 30. Ra7 h6 31. b3 Kh7 32. Qa1 Qf8 33. Qa5 Qd8 34. Qxd8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand,V (2759) – Nakamura,Hi (2769) [B06]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (15), 2018-06-16
1. e4 d6 2. d4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. f4 a6 5. Nf3 b5 6. Bd3 Nd7 7. a4 b4 8. Ne2 c5 9. c3 Bb7 10. O-O Ngf6 11. e5 Nd5 12. Bd2 bxc3 13. bxc3 cxd4 14. cxd4 O-O 15. Ng3 a5 16. Kh1 Nb4 17. Be4 d5 18. Bb1 Ba6 19. Re1 e6 20. f5 exf5 21. Nxf5 gxf5 22. Bxf5 h6 23. Ra3 Bc8 24. Ng5 Nb6 25. Bh7+ Kh8 26. Qh5 f6 27. exf6 Qxf6 28. Rf3 Bg4 29. Qxg4 Qxd4 30. Nf7+ Kxh7 31. Qf5+ Kg8 32. Nxh6+ Kh8 33. Nf7+ Kg8 34. Nh6+ Kh8 35. Nf7+ Kg8 36. Bc3 Qxc3 37. Rxc3 Rxf7 38. Qe6 Bxc3 39. Rf1 Raf8 40. g4 Nd7 41. g5 Nc5 42. Qg6+ Bg7 43. Rxf7 Rxf7 44. h4 Nbd3 45. h5 Nf4 46. Qc6 Ne4 47. h6 Bf8 48. g6 Rf6 49. h7+ Kh8  0 – 1 (view game)

Aronian,L (2764) – Grischuk,A (2766) [B89]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (15), 2018-06-16
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Nge2 Nc6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nf6 6. Bc4 e6 7. Be3 Be7 8. Qe2 a6 9. O-O-O Qc7 10. Bb3 O-O 11. g4 Nxd4 12. Rxd4 b5 13. g5 Nd7 14. Rg1 Re8 15. Rg3 Bb7 16. Rh3 g6 17. f4 Nc5 18. f5 Nxb3+ 19. axb3 exf5 20. Qf2 b4 21. Nd5 Bxd5 22. Rxd5 Qc6 23. Rd4 d5 24. exf5 Bc5 25. Qh4 h5 26. gxh6 Kh7 27. fxg6+ fxg6 28. Qf2 Rf8 29. Rf3 Rxf3 30. Qxf3 Qe6 31. Rd3 Rf8 32. Qg3 Rf1+ 33. Kd2 Bd6 34. Qg2 Rf5 35. Kc1 Bf8 36. Kb1 Rh5 37. Bd2 Qe5 38. Qf3 Qf5 39. Qe3 Qf7 40. Qe2 a5 41. Rf3 Rf5 42. Rxf5 gxf5 43. Qa6 f4 44. Qd3+ Kg8 45. h7+ Qxh7 46. Qxd5+ Kh8 47. Bxf4 Qh3 48. Be5+ Bg7 49. Qd8+ Kh7 50. Qe7  1 – 0 (view game)

So,W (2778) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) [A04]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (15), 2018-06-16
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. e3 Nf6 5. Be2 d5 6. d4 exd4 7. exd4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 dxc4 9. Nxc6 Qxd1+ 10. Kxd1 bxc6 11. Bxc4 Bg4+ 12. Kc2 Bf5+ 13. Bd3 Bxd3+ 14. Kxd3 O-O-O+ 15. Kc2 Bc5 16. f3 Nd5 17. Nxd5 Rxd5 18. Bd2 Rhd8 19. Bc3 Bd4 20. Bxd4 Rxd4 21. Rad1 Kc7 22. Rxd4 Rxd4 23. Re1 Kd7 24. Re5 Ra4 25. a3 g6 26. g3 Kd6 27. Re8 Ra5 28. Rd8+ Ke6 29. Rd4 Rf5 30. Rd3 h5 31. Rc3 Kd6 32. Rd3+ Ke6 33. Rc3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin,Sergey (2782) – Giri,A (2782) [A01]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (15), 2018-06-16
1. b3 e5 2. Bb2 Nc6 3. e3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Bd6 5. Na3 e4 6. Nc4 Be7 7. Bxc6 bxc6 8. Ne2 a5 9. O-O a4 10. d3 exd3 11. cxd3 axb3 12. axb3 Rxa1 13. Qxa1 O-O 14. e4 c5 15. Ng3 d6 16. Ne3 g6 17. f4 d5 18. f5 dxe4 19. dxe4 Qd3 20. Rf3 Qa6 21. Qc1 Bb7 22. Qc3 h5 23. Nd5 Bxd5 24. exd5 Qb6 25. Ne4 c4+ 26. Kf1 Kg7 27. d6  1 – 0 (view game)

Mamedyarov,S (2808) – Caruana,F (2816) [E32]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (15), 2018-06-16
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. Nf3 c5 6. e3 b6 7. Bd3 Bb7 8. Bd2 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Nc6 10. Nxc6 Bxc6 11. a3 Be7 12. e4 Qc7 13. f4 d6 14. O-O-O Rac8 15. Rhe1 Nd7 16. Kb1 Nc5 17. Be2 Bf6 18. Bf3 a6 19. g4 b5 20. cxb5 axb5 21. g5 Bd4 22. Ne2 e5 23. Bb4 Ne6 24. Bg4 Bf2 25. Rf1 Qb7 26. Nc3 Bd4 27. Bxe6 fxe6 28. Qb3 Bxc3 29. Qxe6+ Kh8 30. Bxc3 Bxe4+ 31. Ka1 d5 32. fxe5 Bf3 33. Bb4 Rfe8 34. Qf5 Bxd1 35. Rxd1 Qc6 36. h4 Qc4 37. g6 Qe4 38. Qxe4 dxe4 39. Bd6 hxg6 40. Re1 Rc4 41. b3 Rd4 42. Kb2 Rc8 43. b4 Rd2+ 44. Kb3 Rd3+ 45. Kb2 Rc4 46. Bc5 Rd2+ 47. Kb3 Rdc2 48. Re3 Kg8 49. e6 Rc1 50. a4 bxa4+ 51. Kxa4 Rf1 52. Kb5 Rcc1 53. Rxe4 Rce1 54. Be3 Kf8 55. Kc6 Ke8 56. Kd5 Rf3 57. Bd4 Rxe4 58. Kxe4 Rh3 59. b5 Rxh4+ 60. Kd5 Rh1 61. b6 Rb1 62. Kc6 Ke7 63. b7 Rxb7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) – Karjakin,Sergey (2782) [A28]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (16), 2018-06-16
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. e3 Bb4 5. Qc2 Bxc3 6. Qxc3 Qe7 7. Be2 O-O 8. O-O e4 9. Nd4 Nxd4 10. Qxd4 c5 11. Qc3 d5 12. b3 Rd8 13. d4 exd3 14. Bxd3 Be6 15. Bb2 dxc4 16. bxc4 Rd7 17. Bc2 Rad8 18. Rad1 Rxd1 19. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 20. Bxd1 Qd7 21. Be2 Ne8 22. e4 f6 23. e5 fxe5 24. Qxe5 b6 25. h4 h6 26. Qb8 Kh7 27. Qf4 Nd6 28. g4 Kg8 29. Be5 Nf7 30. Bc3 Nd6 31. g5 hxg5 32. hxg5 Qe7 33. Bd3 Ne8 34. Qh4 Kf8 35. Be5 Bf7 36. Qf4 Kg8 37. Kh2 Qe6 38. Bf1 Qd7 39. Be2 Qe6 40. Kg3 Qd7 41. Kh4 Qe6 42. a4 Qd7 43. Qe4 Nd6 44. Bxd6 Qxd6 45. f4 Bg6 46. Qd5+ Qxd5 47. cxd5 Kf7 48. Bg4 Be4 49. d6 c4 50. f5 c3 51. d7  1 – 0 (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2769) – Mamedyarov,S (2808) [A05]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (16), 2018-06-16
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. b3 g6 3. Bb2 Bg7 4. e3 O-O 5. d4 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5+ 7. c3 Qxc5 8. Ba3 Qb6 9. Bxe7 Re8 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. Be2 Nc6 12. O-O a5 13. Nd4 d5 14. Na3 Bd7 15. Rc1 a4 16. Nac2 axb3 17. axb3 Rec8 18. Bf3 Be6 19. Nxe6 fxe6 20. c4 Ne5 21. Nd4 dxc4 22. bxc4 Nxf3+ 23. Nxf3 Rc6 24. Rb1 Qc7 25. Qb3 b6 26. h3 Ra5 27. Rfd1 Rac5 28. Nd2 Be7 29. Ra1 Ra5 30. Ra4 Qe5 31. Nf3 Qc5 32. Rd7 Rc7 33. Rxa5 bxa5 34. Qb8+ Rc8 35. Qb7 Re8 36. Rc7 Qd6 37. c5 Qd8 38. Rd7  1 – 0 (view game)

Caruana,F (2816) – So,W (2778) [A00]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (16), 2018-06-16
1. g3 c5 2. Bg2 g6 3. e4 Bg7 4. Ne2 Nc6 5. c3 e5 6. O-O Nge7 7. d3 d5 8. a4 O-O 9. Na3 Be6 10. Qc2 Qd7 11. Rd1 Bh3 12. Be3 Bxg2 13. Kxg2 b6 14. d4 cxd4 15. cxd4 dxe4 16. dxe5 Qf5 17. Nc4 Rad8 18. Nd4 Nxd4 19. Bxd4 Nc6 20. Be3 Nxe5 21. Nxe5 Bxe5 22. a5 bxa5 23. Re1 Rb8 24. Rxa5 Rxb2 25. Qc4 h5 26. Kg1 Rc8 27. Qd5 Re8 28. Qc6 Reb8 29. Bf4 e3 30. Bxe3 h4 31. Bf4 Rb1 32. Raxe5 Qxe5 33. Bxe5 Rxe1+ 34. Kg2 Rxe5 35. Qc7 Reb5 36. Qxa7 hxg3 37. hxg3 Rb2 38. Kh3 Rd8 39. Qe7 Rc8 40. f4 Rb5 41. Kg4 Rh5 42. Qd7 Rb8 43. Qc7 Re8 44. Qd7 Ra8 45. Qc6 Ra3 46. Qe8+ Kg7 47. Qe7 Rd3 48. Qb7 Rhd5 49. Qe7 Rc3 50. Kh4 Rh5+ 51. Kg4 Rd5 52. Kh4 Rc1 53. Kg4 Rg1 54. Qa7 Rgd1 55. Qb7 R1d3 56. Qb2+ Kh7 57. Qb7 Rd7 58. Qb2 Re3 59. Qf6 Re6 60. Qc3 Rd5 61. Qc7 Kg7 62. Kh4 Re3 63. Qb7 Rdd3 64. Qb2+ Kg8 65. Qb8+ Kg7 66. Qb2+ Kg8 67. Qb8+ Kh7 68. Qb7 Kg7 69. Qb2+ f6 70. Qb7+ Kh6 71. Qb6 Rxg3  0 – 1 (view game)

Giri,A (2782) – Aronian,L (2764) [C88]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (16), 2018-06-16
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. d4 d6 10. dxe5 Nxe5 11. Nxe5 dxe5 12. Qe2 a5 13. Bg5 Ba6 14. Qf3 h6 15. Rd1 hxg5 16. Rxd8 Raxd8 17. h3 Bc5 18. Bd5 Nxd5 19. exd5 e4 20. Qd1 e3 21. fxe3 Rfe8 22. Kh1 Rxe3 23. Nd2 Rxd5 24. Qc1 Rf5 25. Nb3 Bb6 26. Qd2 Bb7 27. Kh2 Rd5 28. Qc1 Re2 29. Qf1 Rde5  0 – 1 (view game)

Grischuk,A (2766) – Anand,V (2759) [A37]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (16), 2018-06-16
1. c4 c5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 d6 6. O-O Bf5 7. d3 Qd7 8. Bd2 Nf6 9. Nd5 Nxd5 10. cxd5 Nd4 11. Nxd4 Bxd4 12. Bc3 Bxc3 13. bxc3 O-O 14. h4 b5 15. Qd2 a5 16. a3 Bh3 17. Rfb1 Rab8 18. Rb2 Bxg2 19. Kxg2 Rb7 20. e4 Rfb8 21. h5 Qd8 22. hxg6 hxg6 23. d4 b4 24. axb4 axb4 25. c4 cxd4 26. Qxd4 Qf8 27. Rb3 Qg7 28. Qxg7+ Kxg7 29. Ra4 Rb6 30. Kf3 Kf6 31. Ke3 R6b7 32. f4 g5 33. Kd4 gxf4 34. gxf4 Rb6 35. c5 dxc5+ 36. Kxc5 e5 37. f5 Ke7 38. Ra7+ Ke8 39. Rh3 Kf8 40. f6 Kg8 41. d6 Rb5+ 42. Kc4 R5b7 43. Rxb7 Rxb7 44. Rd3  1 – 0 (view game)

So,W (2778) – Mamedyarov,S (2808) [A41]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (17), 2018-06-16
1. d4 d6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 Bg4 5. e3 Nc6 6. Be2 Nf6 7. h3 Bf5 8. d5 Nb8 9. Nd4 Bd7 10. O-O c5 11. dxc6 Nxc6 12. b3 O-O 13. Bb2 Rc8 14. Qd2 Qa5 15. Rfd1 Rfd8 16. Bf3 Qg5 17. Kf1 Qh4 18. Kg1 Qg5 19. Kf1 h5 20. Nd5 Nxd5 21. Bxd5 e6 22. Bf3 a6 23. Ne2 Bxb2 24. Qxb2 Be8 25. Ng3 Qe7 26. Ne4 f5 27. Nf6+ Kf7 28. Nxe8 Rxe8 29. Rd2 Red8 30. Rad1 b5 31. Qa3 bxc4 32. bxc4 Ne5 33. Be2 Rc6 34. Rd4 Qc7 35. f4 Nxc4 36. Bxc4 Rxc4 37. Rxd6 Rxd6 38. Qxd6 Qxd6 39. Rxd6 Ra4 40. Rd2 h4 41. Kf2 Ra3 42. Kf3 Kf6 43. Re2 g5 44. fxg5+ Kxg5 45. g3 e5 46. gxh4+ Kxh4 47. Kg2 a5 48. Rf2 Kg5 49. Re2 a4 50. Kg3 f4+ 51. Kf2 fxe3+ 52. Rxe3 Rxa2+ 53. Kf3 Kf5 54. Rc3 a3 55. h4 Ra1 56. Kg2 a2 57. Ra3 e4 58. h5 Kg5  0 – 1 (view game)

Anand,V (2759) – Giri,A (2782) [C70]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (17), 2018-06-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nge7 5. O-O g6 6. c3 Bg7 7. d4 exd4 8. cxd4 b5 9. Bb3 O-O 10. Nc3 d6 11. h3 Na5 12. Re1 c5 13. Bd5 Nxd5 14. Nxd5 Bb7 15. dxc5 dxc5 16. Bg5 f6 17. Bf4 Rc8 18. Qc2 Rf7 19. Rad1 Rd7 20. Ne3 Kh8 21. Rxd7 Qxd7 22. Ng4 h5 23. Ngh2 c4 24. e5 Qd3 25. Qc1 Nc6 26. exf6 Bxf6 27. Re6 Qf5 28. Rd6 Be7 29. Rd1 Rd8 30. Rxd8+ Bxd8 31. Bd2 Kg8 32. Qe1 Be7 33. Nf1 Qd7 34. Qe4 Kh7 35. Qf4 Nd8 36. Qh6+  1 – 0 (view game)

Karjakin,Sergey (2782) – Caruana,F (2816) [A20]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (17), 2018-06-16
1. c4 e5 2. d3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Nbd2 a5 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O Re8 8. a3 Bc5 9. b3 d5 10. cxd5 Nxd5 11. Bb2 Bg4 12. Qc2 Ba7 13. e3 Qd7 14. Ne4 Rad8 15. Nc5 Qc8 16. Rac1 Rd6 17. Ng5 h6 18. Nge4 Rg6 19. Qc4 Rd8 20. Rfe1 Kh7 21. Nc3 Nde7 22. N3a4 b6 23. Ne4 Be6 24. Qc2 Bh3 25. Bh1 b5 26. Nac3 b4 27. Nb5 Bb6 28. a4 Qg4 29. Nd2 Qh5 30. Nc4 Nd5 31. Nxb6 cxb6 32. d4 exd4 33. Nxd4 Ne5 34. Rcd1 Bg4 35. Rd2 Rc8 36. Qe4 Nf6 37. Qb7 Bd7 38. f4 Neg4 39. Qf3 Qh3 40. Qg2 Qh5 41. e4 Ne8 42. e5 Nc7 43. h3 Nf6 44. exf6 Bxh3 45. Qf3 Bg4 46. Qf2 gxf6 47. Re7 Rg7 48. Be4+ f5 49. Bg2 Qg6 50. Nf3 Ne6 51. Nh4 Qh5 52. Bxg7 Kxg7 53. Rxe6 fxe6 54. Qxb6  1 – 0 (view game)

Grischuk,A (2766) – Nakamura,Hi (2769) [B00]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (17), 2018-06-16
1. e4 d6 2. d4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. Bd3 Nc6 5. c3 e5 6. d5 Nce7 7. c4 f5 8. Nc3 Nf6 9. h3 h6 10. Be3 O-O 11. Qe2 c6 12. dxc6 bxc6 13. Rd1 f4 14. Bc1 c5 15. Bc2 Nc6 16. Nd5 g5 17. b3 Ne8 18. b4 cxb4 19. Ba4 Bb7 20. Bxc6 Bxc6 21. Nxb4 Ba4 22. Rd2 Rc8 23. O-O Bd7 24. Bb2 g4 25. hxg4 Bxg4 26. Qd3 Bxf3 27. Qxf3 Kh7 28. Rc1 Qg5 29. Nd5 Nf6 30. Ba3 Rcd8 31. Rcd1 Ng4 32. Nc7 Qh5 33. Qh3 Qg6 34. Rxd6 Rxd6 35. Rxd6 Rf6 36. Rxf6 Nxf6 37. f3 Nxe4 38. fxe4 Qb6+ 39. c5 Qxc7 40. Qf5+ Kh8 41. Kh2 Qc6 42. Bb4 a5 43. Ba3 Kg8 44. Kh1 Kh8 45. Kh2 Kg8 46. Kh1 Kh8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian,L (2764) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) [B23]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (17), 2018-06-16
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Nge2 Nf6 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. O-O O-O 7. d3 Nc6 8. Bg5 Rb8 9. Nd5 Re8 10. a4 e6 11. Nxf6+ Bxf6 12. Bxf6 Qxf6 13. c3 d5 14. f4 dxe4 15. dxe4 e5 16. f5 Qg5 17. Qd3 b6 18. h4 Qe7 19. h5 Rd8 20. Qf3 Ba6 21. hxg6 hxg6 22. Rad1 Rxd1 23. Rxd1 Rd8 24. Rd5 Bc4 25. f6 Qf8 26. Qe3 Bxd5 27. exd5 Na5 28. g4 Nc4 29. Qg5 e4 30. Ng3 e3 31. Nf5 e2 32. Kf2 Re8 33. Ne7+ Kh7 34. Kxe2 Qh6 35. Qxh6+ Kxh6 36. b3 Nd6 37. Kd3 Kg5 38. Nc6 a5 39. b4 cxb4 40. cxb4 axb4 41. Nxb4 Ra8  0 – 1 (view game)

Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) – Anand,V (2759) [B12]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (18), 2018-06-16
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 Ne7 6. O-O c5 7. c4 Nbc6 8. dxc5 d4 9. Qb3 Qc7 10. Na3 a6 11. Rd1 Rd8 12. Nc2 Bxc2 13. Qxc2 Ng6 14. a3 Bxc5 15. b4 Ba7 16. Qe4 Ngxe5 17. Bf4 Nxf3+ 18. Bxf3 Qe7 19. b5 axb5 20. cxb5 Na5 21. Rac1 Bb6 22. Bd2 f5 23. Qe1 Ra8 24. Qe5 O-O 25. Bb4 Qf6 26. Qd6 e5 27. Bd5+ Kh8 28. Qxf6 Rxf6 29. f3 h5 30. Be7 Rh6 31. h4 Bd8 32. Bb4 Bb6 33. Kf1 Rd8 34. Ba2 e4 35. Bc5 d3 36. Kf2 d2 37. Rc3 Rd3 38. Rc2 Nb3 39. Bxb6 Rxb6 40. a4 Nd4 41. Rc8+ Kh7 42. Re8 exf3 43. Bb1 Ra3 44. Rxd2 Rxa4 45. gxf3 Rxb5 46. Bd3 Rba5 47. Ke3 g6 48. Rb2 b5 49. Rd8 f4+ 50. Kf2 Ra2 51. Rxa2 Rxa2+ 52. Kf1 Nxf3 53. Bxb5 Nxh4 54. Bd3 Kh6 55. Rd5 Rd2  0 – 1 (view game)

Giri,A (2782) – Grischuk,A (2766) [C67]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (18), 2018-06-16
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nf5 8. Nf3 O-O 9. d4 d5 10. Nc3 Bb4 11. Bg5 f6 12. Bc1 Nce7 13. a3 Bxc3 14. bxc3 Nd6 15. Nd2 Kh8 16. a4 Nef5 17. Ba3 Re8 18. Qf3 Be6 19. Bd3 Qd7 20. a5 Rad8 21. Qf4 Bf7 22. h4 Ne7 23. Bc5 Bg6 24. Bxa7 Bxd3 25. cxd3 Ng6 26. Qh2 Qf5 27. Bc5 Nf4 28. Bxd6 cxd6 29. Nf3 h5 30. c4 Rxe1+ 31. Nxe1 dxc4 32. dxc4 Ne2+ 33. Kf1 Nxd4 34. Qg3 Qc5 35. Qc3 Rc8 36. Rb1 Qxc4+ 37. Qxc4 Rxc4 38. Rxb7 Ra4 39. Rb6 Ra1 40. Rxd6 Nc2 41. Re6 Nxe1  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura,Hi (2769) – So,W (2778) [A05]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (18), 2018-06-16
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. b3 g6 3. Bb2 Bg7 4. e3 O-O 5. d4 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5+ 7. c3 Qxc5 8. Ba3 Qc7 9. Bxe7 Re8 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. Nd4 Nc6 12. Be2 d5 13. O-O Ne5 14. Qd2 Bd7 15. Na3 Rac8 16. Rac1 a6 17. Rfd1 Qa5 18. Qb2 Rc7 19. c4 Be7 20. Ndc2 Bf6 21. Nd4 Be7 22. Nb1 Rec8 23. cxd5 Rxc1 24. Rxc1 Rxc1+ 25. Qxc1 Qxa2 26. Nc3 Qa5 27. h3 Be8 28. Kh1 Kg7 29. f4 Bb4 30. Nd1 Nd7 31. e4 Bd2 32. Qb2 Nf6 33. g3 Kg8 34. Bf3 Bd7 35. Kg2 Bb4 36. Ne2 Be7 37. d6 Bd8 38. Qc3 Qa2 39. Qb2 Qa5 40. Ne3 Bc6 41. e5 Nd5 42. Nxd5 Bxd5 43. Qc3 Qa2 44. Kf1 Qb1+ 45. Kg2 Qd1 46. Nd4 Bb6 47. Bxd5 Bxd4 48. Qc4 h5 49. h4 Qg1+ 50. Kh3 Bf2 51. Bg2 Qd1 52. Qc8+ Kg7 53. Qc3 Kg8 54. Qf3 Qd4 55. Qxb7 Qd3 56. Qf3 Qf5+ 57. Kh2 Bc5 58. Qc3 Bf2 59. Qd2 Bb6 60. d7 Bd8 61. Qd6 a5 62. Qc6 Kg7 63. Qc8 Bxh4 64. d8=Q  1 – 0 (view game)

Caruana,F (2816) – Aronian,L (2764) [A45]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (18), 2018-06-16
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 g6 3. e3 Bg7 4. Nf3 O-O 5. Be2 c5 6. c3 b6 7. O-O Bb7 8. Nbd2 d6 9. h3 Na6 10. Bh2 Nc7 11. a4 Ne4 12. Nxe4 Bxe4 13. Nd2 Bc6 14. b4 Qc8 15. b5 Bd5 16. a5 f5 17. Re1 Rb8 18. Bf1 Kh8 19. Ra3 e5 20. dxe5 dxe5 21. c4 Bb7 22. a6 Ba8 23. Rd3 Qe8 24. Nb1 Ne6 25. Rd7 Rd8 26. Rxd8 Qxd8 27. Nc3 Kg8 28. Qc2 Qe7 29. Rd1 f4 30. Nd5 Qf7 31. Bd3 f3 32. Bg3 fxg2 33. h4 Kh8 34. Be4 g5 35. Kxg2 gxh4 36. Bxh4 h6 37. Rh1 Rg8 38. Kf1 Rf8 39. Rh3 Qd7 40. Kg2 Nc7 41. Nc3 Qg4+ 42. Bg3 Ne6 43. Rh4 Bxe4+ 44. Qxe4 Qxe4+ 45. Rxe4 Kh7 46. Bxe5 Ng5 47. Bxg7 Kxg7 48. Re7+ Rf7 49. Rb7 Ne6 50. Nd5 h5 51. f4 Nd8 52. Rxf7+ Kxf7 53. Nxb6  1 – 0 (view game)

Mamedyarov,S (2808) – Karjakin,Sergey (2782) [E32]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (18), 2018-06-16
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. g3 b6 7. Bg2 Bb7 8. O-O Bxc3 9. Qxc3 O-O 10. Rd1 Qe8 11. b3 Ne4 12. Qc2 Nef6 13. Bb2 Be4 14. Qc3 a5 15. a3 Qe7 16. Bf1 h6 17. Nd2 Bb7 18. Qc2 e5 19. d5 c5 20. e4 Rfe8 21. Bd3 Nf8 22. Nf1 g5 23. Ne3 Bc8 24. f3 Nh5 25. Kf2 Qf6 26. Rh1 g4 27. Be2 Nh7 28. h4 gxf3 29. Bxf3 Qg6 30. Rag1 N7f6 31. Qe2 Ng7 32. Qd3 h5 33. Rf1 Ng4+ 34. Bxg4 Bxg4 35. Kg2 Rf8 36. Nxg4 hxg4 37. h5 Nxh5 38. Bc1 f6 39. Rf5 Ng7 40. Rh6 Qe8 41. Rf1 a4 42. Qe2 Qd7 43. bxa4 f5 44. Rg6 Kh7 45. Rg5 f4 46. gxf4 exf4 47. Bxf4 Kg8 48. e5 Qe7 49. Rxg4 Rf5 50. Bh6 Rxe5 51. Qf3 Re2+ 52. Kh1 Qe5 53. Rxg7+ Kh8 54. Qf8+  1 – 0 (view game)

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