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YourNextMove GCT Blitz 2018 Round 9

Posted by 365Chess.com on June 15, 2018 in Chess news

Partial Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 So, Wesley USA 2778 18
2 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2782 16.5
3 Aronian, Levon ARM 2764 16.5
4 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2789 15.5
5 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2769 15
6 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2766 13
7 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2808 12
8 Anand, Viswanatan IND 2759 10
9 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2816 9.5
10 Giri, Anish NED 2782 9

Giri, Anish (2782) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) [C67]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (1.1), 2018-06-15
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. Nc3 Nh4 11. Nxh4 Bxh4 12. Ne2 Re8 13. c3 Bf6 14. Bf4 Ne7 15. Ng3 g6 16. Qf3 Bg7 17. Be5 Be6 18. Qf4 c6 19. Bd3 Qd7 20. Bxg7 Kxg7 21. Qe5+ Kg8 22. Qg5 f6 23. Qxf6 Nc8 24. Re5 Qe7 25. Qf4 Qf7 26. Qg5 Nb6 27. Rae1 Nd7 28. R5e3 Nf8 29. Nh5 Nd7 30. Nf4 Nf8 31. h4 Bd7 32. h5 Rxe3 33. Rxe3 Re8 34. hxg6 hxg6 35. Nxg6 Rxe3 36. Ne7+ Kh8 37. fxe3 Qe6 38. Bf5  1 – 0 (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) – Grischuk, Alexander (2766) [C53]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (1.2), 2018-06-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. O-O a6 7. a4 h6 8. Re1 O-O 9. h3 a5 10. Nbd2 Be6 11. Bb5 Na7 12. d4 Nxb5 13. axb5 exd4 14. Nxd4 Bd7 15. Nf1 Bxd4 16. cxd4 Bxb5 17. Ng3 d5 18. e5 Ne4 19. Nxe4 dxe4 20. Rxe4 Qd5 21. Rh4 Ra6 22. Ra3 Rg6 23. Rg4 Rxg4 24. Qxg4 Bd7 25. Qh4 Bf5 26. Be3 b6 27. Rc3 c6 28. Qe7 Rc8 29. Qb7 b5 30. Rc5 Qd7 31. Qa6 a4 32. d5 cxd5 33. Rxc8+ Qxc8 34. Qxb5 Qd7 35. Qb4 Kh7 36. Bd4 Qc6 37. Bc3 Qc4 38. Qxc4 dxc4 39. f3 h5 40. g4 hxg4 41. hxg4 Be6 42. Kf2 Kg6 43. Ke3 f5 44. exf6 gxf6 45. Kd4 f5 46. Kc5 fxg4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2816) – Anand, Viswanathan (2759) [E46]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (1.3), 2018-06-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Ne2 d5 6. a3 Bd6 7. c5 Be7 8. b4 c6 9. Nf4 Nbd7 10. Nd3 b6 11. Be2 a5 12. Bb2 axb4 13. axb4 Ba6 14. O-O Bc4 15. Qc2 Qc7 16. f4 b5 17. Ne5 Rfb8 18. Rfb1 Nxe5 19. dxe5 Nd7 20. Bxc4 bxc4 21. Ne2 Rxa1 22. Bxa1 Qb7 23. Rb2 f6 24. exf6 Bxf6 25. Nd4 Bxd4 26. exd4 Nf6 27. Rb1 Ne4 28. Bc3 Ra8 29. Be1 Qb5 30. Qe2 Kh8 31. h3 h6 32. Kh2 Rf8 33. Qe3 Qa4 34. Rc1 Qa2 35. Bg3 Qb2 36. Be1 Ra8 37. Bc3 Qb3 38. Bd2 Ra2 39. Qxb3 cxb3 40. Be1 b2 41. Rb1 Ra1 42. Rxb2 Rxe1 43. b5 cxb5 44. Rxb5 h5 45. h4 Nf6 46. Kg3 Re3+ 47. Kf2 Ng4+ 48. Kf1 Kh7 49. c6 Rc3 50. Rc5 Rxc5 51. dxc5 Ne3+  0 – 1 (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) – Aronian, Levon (2764) [D04]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (1.4), 2018-06-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 c5 4. b3 cxd4 5. exd4 g6 6. Bb2 Bg7 7. Nbd2 O-O 8. Bd3 Nc6 9. a3 Nh5 10. O-O Nf4 11. Bb5 Bg4 12. h3 Bh5 13. Bxc6 bxc6 14. Re1 c5 15. Qc1 c4 16. Re3 Rc8 17. Qe1 Bh6 18. Bc3 cxb3 19. cxb3 a5 20. Nf1 Bxf3 21. Rxf3 Ne6 22. Rd1 Qd6 23. a4 Bg7 24. Re3 Rb8 25. Bb2 Qb6 26. Nh2 Nxd4 27. Bxd4 Bxd4 28. Rxe7 Bc5 29. Re5 Qxb3 30. Rexd5 Rfe8 31. Qf1 Bb4 32. Ng4 Re6 33. Rd8+ Rxd8 34. Rxd8+ Kg7 35. Qa1+ Bc3 36. Rd3 Bxa1 37. Rxb3 Re1+ 38. Kh2 Re4 39. Ra3 Bd4 40. f3 Re1 41. Rd3 Bg1+ 42. Kg3 h5 43. Nh2 h4+ 44. Kxh4 Bxh2 45. Rd5 Re5 46. Rd3 Rh5+  0 – 1 (view game)

So, Wesley (2778) – Karjakin, Sergey (2782) [E51]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (1.5), 2018-06-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Nf3 d5 6. Bd2 b6 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Bd3 Bb7 9. O-O Re8 10. a3 Bf8 11. b4 Nbd7 12. b5 Ne4 13. a4 Ndf6 14. Ne2 a5 15. Bc1 Bd6 16. Ba3 Qe7 17. Bxd6 cxd6 18. h3 Rac8 19. Rc1 Rxc1 20. Qxc1 Rc8 21. Qb2 Rc7 22. Rc1 h6 23. Rxc7 Qxc7 24. Qc2 Qd8 25. Nh2 Ng5 26. Nf1 Ne6 27. f3 g6 28. Kf2 Qe7 29. g3 h5 30. h4 Qd7 31. Nf4 Ng7 32. Nd2 Qd8 33. Nb1 Qd7 34. Nc3 Ne6 35. Nxe6 Qxe6 36. Ne2 Qd7 37. Nf4 Kf8 38. Bf1 Ke8 39. Bh3 Qe7 40. Bc8 Kd8 41. Bh3 Qe8 42. Qc3 Qe7 43. Qc1 Qe8 44. Ne2 Qe7 45. Nc3 Qc7 46. Bf1 Qc8 47. Ne2 Qd7 48. Nf4 Qe7 49. Bd3 Qd7 50. Bb1 Ke7 51. Ke2 Kd8 52. Kd2 Qe7 53. Bc2 Qd7 54. Bb3 Qf5 55. Qc2 Qd7 56. Qa2 Qf5 57. Qc2 Qd7 58. Qd1 Qe7 59. Bc2 Qd7 60. Bd3 Qe7 61. g4 hxg4 62. fxg4 Bc8 63. g5 Ne4+ 64. Bxe4 Qxe4 65. Qc2 Qxc2+ 66. Kxc2 Bf5+ 67. Kd2 Be4 68. Ne2 Ke7 69. Ng3 Ke6 70. Kc3 Bf3 71. Kc2 Bg4 72. Kd2 Bf3 73. Kc2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) – Karjakin, Sergey (2782) [C65]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (2.1), 2018-06-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. h3 O-O 7. Be3 Bd6 8. Nbd2 Nd7 9. Nf1 c5 10. Ng3 Nb8 11. Bg5 Be7 12. Bxe7 Qxe7 13. O-O Nc6 14. Nd2 Qg5 15. Nf3 Qe7 16. Qd2 f6 17. Nh4 Qe8 18. Nhf5 Be6 19. f4 c4 20. fxe5 fxe5 21. Rf3 cxd3 22. Raf1 Qg6 23. Qxd3 Qg5 24. Qb5 Rfb8 25. Qc5 Re8 26. b4 a6 27. a4 Qd2 28. b5 axb5 29. axb5 Qb4 30. Qe3 Bxf5 31. Nxf5 Nd4 32. Qg5 Nxf5 33. Qxf5 Qc5+ 34. Kh2 Qe7 35. Qf7+ Qxf7 36. Rxf7 Rf8 37. R7f5 g6 38. R5f3 Rxf3 39. Rxf3 Ra5 40. Rb3 b6 41. Kg3 Ra4 42. Rc3 Rb4 43. Rxc7 Rxb5 44. Kg4 h6 45. Kf3 Rb1 46. Re7 Rb5 47. Ke3 Kf8 48. Rd7 Rb1 49. Rd6 Kf7 50. Rc6 h5 51. h4 b5 52. g3 b4 53. Rc5 b3 54. cxb3 Rxb3+ 55. Kf2 Kf6 56. Rc6+ Kf7 57. Rc5 Kf6  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2759) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) [B29]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (2.2), 2018-06-15
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bb5+ Bd7 5. Bxd7+ Qxd7 6. e5 Ng8 7. d4 e6 8. O-O Nc6 9. Ne2 cxd4 10. Nexd4 Nxd4 11. Nxd4 Ne7 12. Be3 Nc6 13. Nxc6 Qxc6 14. Qg4 a6 15. Rac1 Rc8 16. c3 Qc4 17. Qxc4 Rxc4 18. b3 Rc6 19. c4 dxc4 20. Rxc4 Rxc4 21. bxc4 Kd7 22. Rb1 Kc6 23. Rb6+ Kc7 24. c5 Be7 25. c6 Rb8 26. Kf1 a5 27. cxb7 Rxb7 28. Ra6 Rb1+ 29. Ke2 Rb2+ 30. Kd3 Rxa2 31. Ra7+ Kd8 32. Ra8+ Kd7 33. Ra7+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2764) – So, Wesley (2778) [C10]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (2.3), 2018-06-15
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. g3 Be7 6. Bg2 Ngf6 7. Ne2 O-O 8. O-O Nxe4 9. Bxe4 e5 10. Qd3 h6 11. dxe5 Nxe5 12. Qxd8 Rxd8 13. Bf4 Bf6 14. f3 c6 15. Rad1 Be6 16. b3 a5 17. a4 Nd7 18. Bc7 Re8 19. Nf4 Nc5 20. Nxe6 Nxe6 21. Bb6 Be7 22. Bf2 Bc5 23. Bf5 Bxf2+ 24. Kxf2 Nc5 25. Rd4 g6 26. Bh3 Rad8 27. Rfd1 Rxd4 28. Rxd4 Kf8 29. Bf1 Ne6 30. Rd2 Nc5 31. Bc4 g5 32. Rd6 Kg7 33. h4 Re7 34. hxg5 hxg5 35. Bf1 g4 36. Be2 gxf3 37. Bxf3 Ne4+ 38. Bxe4 Rxe4 39. Kf3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2766) – Caruana, Fabiano (2816) [B43]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (2.4), 2018-06-15
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Bd3 Nf6 7. f4 Bb4 8. Bd2 Bxc3 9. Bxc3 Qxf4 10. Qe2 Nc6 11. Rf1 Qh4+ 12. g3 Qg4 13. Nxc6 dxc6 14. Rxf6 Qxe2+ 15. Kxe2 gxf6 16. Bxf6 Rg8 17. e5 h5 18. Rd1 Bd7 19. Be4 Rb8 20. Bf3 c5 21. Rd6 Bc6 22. Bxh5 Bd5 23. b3 c4 24. Ke3 Rc8 25. g4 b5 26. g5 cxb3 27. cxb3 Rg6 28. Kd4 Kf8 29. h4 Kg8 30. Be2 b4 31. h5 Rxf6 32. exf6  1 – 0 (view game)

Giri, Anish (2782) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [B91]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (2.5), 2018-06-15
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. g3 e5 7. Nde2 Be7 8. Bg2 b5 9. Nd5 Nbd7 10. Nec3 Nb6 11. Nxf6+ Bxf6 12. O-O O-O 13. b3 b4 14. Nd5 Nxd5 15. Qxd5 Be6 16. Qd3 Qc7 17. Bd2 a5 18. a3 bxa3 19. Rxa3 Rfc8 20. c4 Bd8 21. Rfa1 Qc5 22. b4 Qc6 23. bxa5 Bxc4 24. Qe3 Qb5 25. Qe1 Ra6 26. Qb1 Qxb1+ 27. Rxb1 Rca8 28. Rc1 Bb5 29. Rb1 Bc4 30. Rc1 Bb5 31. Bh3 Kf8 32. Rc8 Ke8 33. Rxa8 Rxa8 34. Bb4 Bc7 35. Ra1 Ra7 36. Bg4 g6 37. h4 h5 38. Bh3 Bd3 39. f3 Bb6+ 40. Kg2 Bc5 41. Bxc5 dxc5 42. Kf2 Bb5 43. Bf1 c4 44. Ke3 Kd7 45. Kd2 Kc6 46. Kc3 Kc5 47. Be2 Ra6 48. Rd1 Rxa5 49. Rd5+ Kb6 50. Bxc4 Ra3+ 51. Kb2 Bxc4 52. Kxa3 Bxd5 53. exd5 Kc5 54. Kb3 Kxd5 55. Kc3 f5 56. Kd3 e4+ 57. Ke3 Ke5  0 – 1 (view game)

So, Wesley (2778) – Anand, Viswanathan (2759) [A15]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (3.1), 2018-06-15
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. e3 c5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. d4 Nc6 7. Bb5 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bd7 9. O-O Bd6 10. b3 O-O 11. Bb2 Re8 12. Nf3 Bg4 13. Bxc6 bxc6 14. Rc1 Be5 15. Na4 Bxb2 16. Nxb2 Rc8 17. h3 Bxf3 18. Qxf3 c5 19. Rfd1 Qa5 20. Na4 c4 21. Qf5 h6 22. Rc2 Rb8 23. Nc3 cxb3 24. axb3 Rxb3 25. Nxd5 Nxd5 26. Rxd5 Qa1+ 27. Kh2 Rbb8 28. Rc7 Rf8 29. Ra5 Qd1 30. Rd7 Qb1 31. Qf4 Rb7 32. Rxa7 Rxa7 33. Rxa7 Qb6 34. Rc7 Qf6 35. Qg3 Re8 36. Rc5 g6 37. h4 Re4 38. f4 Qe7 39. Rc3 h5 40. Qf2 Kg7 41. Rb3 Rc4 42. Qb2+ Qf6 43. Qxf6+ Kxf6 44. Kg3 Kg7 45. Kf3 f5 46. Rb7+ Kf6 47. Rb6+ Kf7 48. Rd6 Rc2 49. g3 Rb2 50. Rd7+ Kf6 51. Rd3 Kf7 52. e4 fxe4+ 53. Kxe4 Kf6 54. Rd6+ Kf7 55. f5 Rb4+ 56. Ke5 gxf5 57. Rf6+ Kg7 58. Rxf5 Kg6 59. Rf6+ Kg7 60. Rf4 Rb3 61. Ke4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2816) – Giri, Anish (2782) [C70]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (3.2), 2018-06-15
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. Bc2 d5 10. exd5 Nb4 11. Bb3 Nbxd5 12. Nc3 O-O 13. Re1 h6 14. h3 Nxc3 15. bxc3 Bb7 16. Ne5 Bd5 17. Qg4 Bxb3 18. axb3 Nd5 19. Qf3 Nf6 20. Nc6 Qd7 21. Bf4 Kh7 22. c4 bxc4 23. bxc4 Rfe8 24. Be5 Ng8 25. d5 Qf5 26. Qxf5 gxf5 27. Bxc7 Bxa1 28. Rxa1 Nf6 29. d6 Re4 30. Rc1 Ne8 31. Bb8 Nf6 32. c5 a5 33. Bc7 a4 34. Na5 Nd5 35. Nc4 Rxc4 36. Rxc4 a3 37. Rc1 Nxc7 38. dxc7 Rc8 39. Ra1 Rxc7 40. Rxa3 Rxc5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) [B00]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (3.3), 2018-06-15
1. e4 d6 2. d4 g6 3. Bc4 Bg7 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Qe2 O-O 6. O-O Bg4 7. Rd1 Nc6 8. h3 Bxf3 9. Qxf3 e5 10. c3 Re8 11. d5 Ne7 12. Bd3 Rf8 13. c4 Nd7 14. Nc3 f5 15. Rb1 fxe4 16. Qxe4 Nf5 17. Qe1 e4 18. Nxe4 h6 19. b3 Re8 20. Bb2 Ne5 21. f3 a5 22. a4 Qe7 23. Bc2 Qf7 24. Qf2 b6 25. Bc3 Re7 26. Re1 Rae8 27. Re2 Nd7 28. Rbe1 Rxe4 29. Rxe4 Rxe4 30. fxe4 Bxc3 31. exf5 Bxe1 32. Qxe1 gxf5 33. Qg3+ Kf8 34. Qf4 Kg7 35. Bxf5 Nc5 36. Qg3+ Kf8 37. Bc2 Qe7 38. Qf4+ Kg7 39. Kf2 Qe8 40. Qg4+ Kf8 41. Qf5+ Qf7 42. Qxf7+ Kxf7 43. Ke3 Nd7 44. Kf4 Kf6 45. g4 Nc5 46. h4 Nd7 47. g5+ Kg7 48. Kf5 Nc5 49. gxh6+ Kxh6 50. Kf6 Kh5 51. Ke7 Kxh4 52. Kd8 Na6  1 – 0 (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) – Grischuk, Alexander (2766) [E61]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (3.4), 2018-06-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. Nf3 O-O 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bd2 d6 7. Qc1 Kh7 8. h4 Nh5 9. e4 e5 10. d5 a5 11. Be2 Na6 12. g3 Nc5 13. Be3 Qe8 14. Bxc5 dxc5 15. Qe3 Qe7 16. O-O-O Ra6 17. Na4 b6 18. Nc3 Nf6 19. Nh2 Ne8 20. h5 g5 21. a4 Nd6 22. g4 Ra8 23. Nf1 Qf6 24. b3 Qf4 25. f3 Bd7 26. Kc2 Qxe3 27. Nxe3 Bf6 28. Bd3 Rfe8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2782) – Aronian, Levon (2764) [C50]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (3.5), 2018-06-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Nd5 Nxd5 7. Bxd5 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. b4 Ba7 10. a4 h6 11. Be3 Ne7 12. Bb3 Ng6 13. O-O Kh8 14. Bxa7 Rxa7 15. d4 Qf6 16. Qd3 Bg4 17. Bd1 Be6 18. g3 Bh3 19. Re1 Raa8 20. Nd2 Rae8 21. Bf3 Qg5 22. Qe3 Qd8 23. Bh5 Qc8 24. Qf3 Be6 25. Nf1 Ne7 26. Ne3 Ng8 27. Qd1 Nf6 28. Bf3 Bh3 29. Qd3 Nh7 30. Bh1 Ng5 31. a5 f5 32. exf5 Bxf5 33. Nxf5 Rxf5 34. Bg2 e4 35. Qe3 Nf3+ 36. Bxf3 Rxf3 37. Qd2 d5 38. Re3 Ref8 39. Rxf3 Rxf3 40. Re1 Rd3 41. Qc2 Qf5 42. Re3 Rxe3 43. fxe3 Kg8 44. c4 Qf3 45. Qc3 c6 46. cxd5 cxd5 47. Qb3 Kh7 48. Qxd5 Qxe3+ 49. Kg2 Qf3+ 50. Kg1 Qd1+ 51. Kg2 Qc2+ 52. Kh3 e3 53. Qe5 Qf2 54. Qe4+ Kh8 55. Qe8+ Kh7 56. Qe4+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) – Aronian, Levon (2764) [A45]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (4.1), 2018-06-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 e6 4. Nd2 Bd6 5. Ngf3 Bxf4 6. exf4 Nbd7 7. Bd3 c5 8. c3 Qb6 9. Rb1 Qd6 10. g3 b6 11. O-O Bb7 12. Re1 O-O 13. b4 cxb4 14. cxb4 Rac8 15. Qa4 Rc3 16. Rb3 Rxb3 17. Qxb3 Rc8 18. Ne5 Ne4 19. Nxe4 dxe4 20. Bxe4 Bxe4 21. Rxe4 Rc1+ 22. Kg2 Nf6 23. Qb2 Rd1 24. Qc2 Nxe4 25. Qxd1 f6 26. Nf3 h6 27. Qa4 Kh7 28. Qb3 Qc6 29. b5 Qd5 30. Qc2 f5 31. a4 Nd6 32. Qc6 Ne4 33. Qxd5 exd5 34. Ne5 Nc3 35. Nc6 Nxa4 36. Nxa7 Kg6 37. Kf3 Kf6 38. Ke3 Ke6 39. Kd3 Nb2+ 40. Kc2 Nc4 41. Kc3 Nd6 42. f3 Nc4 43. Nc6 Na3 44. Kb4 Nc2+ 45. Kb3 Ne3 46. Kc3 g5 47. fxg5 hxg5 48. Kd3 Nc4 49. h4 f4 50. hxg5 fxg3 51. Ke2 Kf5 52. f4 Nd2 53. Ne7+ Kxf4 54. g6 g2 55. Kf2 Ne4+ 56. Kxg2 Nf6 57. Nc8 Kg5 58. g7 Kg6 59. Nxb6 Kxg7 60. Na4 Kf7 61. b6 Nd7 62. b7 Nb8 63. Kf3 Ke6 64. Kf4 Kd6 65. Nc5 Kc7 66. Ke5 Kc6 67. Ke6 Kc7 68. Kxd5 Nc6 69. Ke4 Kb6 70. d5 Nb8 71. Kd4 Kc7 72. Kc4 Kd6 73. Kd4 Kc7 74. Ke5 Kb6 75. Kd6  1 – 0 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2759) – Karjakin, Sergey (2782) [C50]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (4.2), 2018-06-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 a6 7. a4 h6 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. Re1 a5 10. Nf1 Be6 11. Qb3 Qd7 12. Be3 Bxe3 13. Nxe3 b6 14. Nd5 Bxd5 15. exd5 Ne7 16. d4 e4 17. Nd2 Qf5 18. Nxe4 Nxe4 19. Qc2 Nf6 20. Bd3 Qd7 21. Bb5 Qd8 22. c4 Rc8 23. Qe2 c6  0 – 1 (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2766) – So, Wesley (2778) [A06]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (4.3), 2018-06-15
1. Nf3 d5 2. b3 Bf5 3. Bb2 e6 4. d3 h6 5. Nbd2 Nf6 6. g3 c5 7. Bg2 Nc6 8. O-O Be7 9. e4 Bh7 10. Ne5 Nxe5 11. Bxe5 O-O 12. Qe2 Re8 13. Rad1 Nd7 14. Bb2 Bf6 15. e5 Be7 16. c4 Nb6 17. d4 Rc8 18. dxc5 Bxc5 19. Ne4 Be7 20. Qg4 Bf5 21. Qf4 Bg5 22. Nxg5 Qxg5 23. Qxg5 hxg5 24. cxd5 Nxd5 25. Bxd5 exd5 26. Rc1 g4 27. Rfd1 Be4 28. Kf1 Kh7 29. Rxc8 Rxc8 30. Rc1 Rxc1+ 31. Bxc1 d4 32. Bb2 d3 33. Ke1 Kg6 34. Kd2 a6 35. Ke3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri, Anish (2782) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) [C87]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (4.4), 2018-06-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 d6 7. c3 Bg4 8. h3 Bh5 9. Bxc6+ bxc6 10. d4 Nd7 11. Be3 Rb8 12. b3 O-O 13. Nbd2 Re8 14. Rc1 Bf6 15. Qc2 h6 16. Qd3 Qc8 17. dxe5 Nxe5 18. Nxe5 Bxe5 19. Bd4 Bf4 20. Be3 Bxe3 21. Rxe3 Bg6 22. c4 a5 23. Qc3 a4 24. bxa4 Qa6 25. a5 Ra8 26. c5 Qxa5 27. Qxa5 Rxa5 28. cxd6 Rxa2 29. Nc4 cxd6 30. Nxd6 Rb8 31. f4 Bh5 32. g4 Bg6 33. f5 Bh7 34. Nc4 Re8 35. e5 g6 36. Nd6 Re7 37. Rxc6 Ra8 38. f6 Rd7 39. Rec3 Rdd8 40. Rc7 Rf8 41. e6 g5 42. Nxf7 Bg6 43. Nxh6+ Kh8 44. f7 Rfb8 45. e7  1 – 0 (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) – Caruana, Fabiano (2816) [B40]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (4.5), 2018-06-15
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. c3 Nf6 4. e5 Nd5 5. d4 cxd4 6. cxd4 d6 7. Bc4 Nc6 8. O-O Be7 9. Qe2 O-O 10. a3 Bd7 11. exd6 Bxd6 12. Nc3 Nce7 13. Ne4 Bc6 14. Ne5 Rc8 15. Rd1 Bb8 16. Ng5 Be8 17. Bd3 Nf6 18. Ngf3 Ned5 19. Bd2 a6 20. Rac1 Rxc1 21. Rxc1 Qb6 22. Nc4 Qd8 23. Nce5 Qb6 24. Nc4 Qd8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [A45]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (5.1), 2018-06-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 d5 3. Bxf6 gxf6 4. e3 c5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. c4 cxd4 7. exd4 e5 8. Nc3 Bb4 9. cxd5 Qxd5 10. dxe5 Qxd1+ 11. Rxd1 Nxe5 12. Nxe5 fxe5 13. Bc4 Ke7 14. O-O Bxc3 15. bxc3 Be6 16. Bxe6 Kxe6 17. f4 Rhd8 18. Rde1 f6 19. fxe5 fxe5 20. Rf3 Rd2 21. Rfe3 Rxa2 22. Rxe5+ Kd6 23. Re6+ Kc5 24. Re7 Rg8 25. g3 h5 26. R1e5+ Kd6 27. R5e6+ Kd5 28. Re4 Rg5 29. c4+ Kc6 30. R4e6+ Kc5 31. Rxb7 Kxc4 32. Re4+ Kc5 33. Rc7+ Kd6 34. Ree7 Rb5 35. Rcd7+ Kc6 36. Rc7+ Kd6 37. Rcd7+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2816) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) [E06]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (5.2), 2018-06-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. Qb3 c5 7. cxd5 Qxd5 8. Nc3 Qxb3 9. axb3 Nc6 10. dxc5 Bxc5 11. O-O e5 12. Bg5 Be6 13. Nd2 Rfd8 14. Nc4 h6 15. Bxf6 gxf6 16. e3 Rab8 17. Rfd1 Rxd1+ 18. Rxd1 b5 19. Nxb5 Rxb5 20. Bxc6 Rxb3 21. Bd5 Bg4 22. Rc1 Rd3 23. Nxe5 fxe5 24. Rxc5 Bh3 25. f4 Rd1+ 26. Kf2 Rd2+ 27. Ke1 Rxh2 28. b3 exf4 29. exf4 Be6 30. Bxe6 fxe6 31. Rc7 Rg2 32. Rxa7 Rxg3 33. Re7 Rxb3 34. Rxe6 Rf3 35. Rxh6 Rxf4  ½ – ½ (view game)

So, Wesley (2778) – Giri, Anish (2782) [A06]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (5.3), 2018-06-15
1. Nf3 d5 2. b3 Nf6 3. Bb2 g6 4. c4 dxc4 5. bxc4 Bg7 6. g3 O-O 7. Bg2 c5 8. O-O Nc6 9. Ne5 Na5 10. Qc2 Nd7 11. Nxd7 Bxd7 12. Bxg7 Kxg7 13. Bxb7 Nxb7 14. Qb2+ Kg8 15. Qxb7 Bh3 16. Rd1 Be6 17. Qe4 Rb8 18. Nc3 Qd4 19. Qxd4 cxd4 20. Nd5 Bxd5 21. cxd5 d3 22. e4 f5 23. f3 fxe4 24. fxe4 Rb4 25. Re1 Rb2 26. Rad1 Rxa2 27. Re3 Ra3 28. Rc1 g5 29. g4 a5 30. Rc7 Rf7 31. e5 Ra4 32. h3 Rd4 33. e6 Rf8 34. Re5 Rd8 35. Rxg5+ Kf8 36. Rf5+ Kg8 37. Rxe7 R4xd5 38. Rff7  1 – 0 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2782) – Grischuk, Alexander (2766) [B50]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (5.4), 2018-06-15
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. h3 a6 5. g4 e6 6. Bg2 Be7 7. d4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Nfd7 9. g5 b5 10. e5 d5 11. f4 b4 12. Nce2 a5 13. Be3 Ba6 14. h4 Bc5 15. h5 Qb6 16. g6 hxg6 17. hxg6 Rxh1+ 18. Bxh1 fxg6 19. c4 Bxc4 20. Qc2 Nf8 21. Rc1 Nbd7 22. Qd2 Rc8 23. Ng1 g5 24. Ngf3 gxf4 25. Bxf4 Ng6 26. Bg3 Ne7 27. Bg2 Rc7 28. Bh3 Nf8 29. Bf2 Ba6 30. Rd1 b3 31. a3 Neg6 32. Be3 Rf7 33. Bg4 Bc4 34. Bh5 Kd7 35. Qg2 Kc8 36. Bxg6 Nxg6 37. Qxg6 Rxf3 38. Qe8+ Kb7 39. Qd7+ Ka6 40. Qc8+ Qb7 41. Qxe6+ Ka7 42. Nc6+ Qxc6 43. Qxc6 Bxe3 44. Qc7+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2764) – Anand, Viswanathan (2759) [C50]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (5.5), 2018-06-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. O-O d6 6. c3 a6 7. Nbd2 O-O 8. Bb3 Re8 9. Re1 Be6 10. Bc2 Ng4 11. Re2 Bxf2+ 12. Rxf2 Ne3 13. Qe2 Nxc2 14. Rb1 Bxa2 15. b3 Bxb1 16. Nxb1 N2d4 17. cxd4 Nxd4 18. Nxd4 exd4 19. Nd2 c5 20. Qg4 Qc8 21. Qg3 d5 22. Nf3 dxe4 23. Bh6 g6 24. Ng5 f5 25. dxe4 c4 26. Rxf5 gxf5 27. Nxh7+ Kf7 28. Qg7+ Ke6 29. Qf6+ Kd7 30. Qxd4+ Kc7 31. Bf4+ Kc6 32. Qxc4+  1 – 0 (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2766) – Aronian, Levon (2764) [A45]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (6.1), 2018-06-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 g6 3. e3 Bg7 4. Nf3 O-O 5. Be2 c5 6. O-O b6 7. d5 d6 8. Nc3 Na6 9. e4 Nc7 10. a4 Re8 11. Re1 Nh5 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bh4 g5 14. Nd2 Nf4 15. Bg3 e5 16. Bg4 Bxg4 17. Qxg4 h5 18. Qf5 Nce6 19. Bxf4 Nxf4 20. Nc4 Re6 21. Kf1 Bh6 22. dxe6 fxe6 23. Qxf4 gxf4 24. Rad1 Qh4 25. Rxd6 f3 26. gxf3 Rf8 27. Ke2 Qxh2 28. Rxe6 Qh3 29. Rg6+ Kh7 30. Rg3 Qh2 31. Reg1 h4 32. Rg4 Bf4 33. R1g2 Qh1 34. Nd5 Bg3 35. Nce3 Rg8 36. Nf6+  1 – 0 (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) – Anand, Viswanathan (2759) [A45]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (6.2), 2018-06-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 e6 4. Nd2 Bd6 5. Ngf3 Bxf4 6. exf4 Qd6 7. g3 b6 8. c3 O-O 9. Bd3 Ba6 10. Bxa6 Nxa6 11. Qe2 Nb8 12. a4 c5 13. O-O Nc6 14. Nb3 Rab8 15. Rfd1 Ne4 16. Qc2 Rfc8 17. dxc5 bxc5 18. Nc1 Qc7 19. b3 Qa5 20. Ne2 Qb6 21. Rab1 c4 22. Ned4 Nxd4 23. Nxd4 cxb3 24. Rxb3 Qc5 25. Rxb8 Rxb8 26. c4 Rb4 27. cxd5 Rxd4 28. Rb1 g6 29. Rb8+ Kg7 30. Qb2 Qxd5 31. Rb4 e5 32. Rb5 Rd2 33. Qb4 Nc5  0 – 1 (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) – So, Wesley (2778) [D73]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (6.3), 2018-06-15
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 Nf6 5. c4 dxc4 6. Na3 c5 7. O-O O-O 8. dxc5 c3 9. Nb5 Na6 10. Nxc3 Nxc5 11. Bf4 Nfe4 12. Nxe4 Nxe4 13. Be5 Bxe5 14. Nxe5 Nd6 15. Qd4 Be6 16. Rfc1 Qa5 17. Nd3 Rad8 18. Nf4 Nf5 19. Qc3 Qxc3 20. Rxc3 Rd2 21. Bxb7 Rxb2 22. Nxe6 fxe6 23. Ba6 Nd4 24. Kf1 Rfb8 25. Bd3 Kf7 26. Rc4 R8b4 27. Rac1 Nf5 28. a3 Rxc4 29. Rxc4 Nd6 30. Ra4 Rb7 31. f4 Kf6 32. Ra5 Nf7 33. Ra6 Nd6 34. Kf2 e5 35. Ke3 Rc7 36. fxe5+ Kxe5 37. Ra5+ Ke6 38. Kd4 Kf6 39. e4 Nf7 40. e5+ Kg7 41. h4 Nd8 42. Be4 Ne6+ 43. Kd3 Nc5+ 44. Ke3 Nxe4 45. Kxe4 Kf7 46. Ra6 Rc3 47. Kf4 Rc4+ 48. Kf3 Rc3+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Giri, Anish (2782) – Karjakin, Sergey (2782) [C67]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (6.4), 2018-06-15
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. d4 Bf6 10. Re1 Re8 11. Rxe8+ Nxe8 12. d5 d6 13. Nd2 Bg5 14. c4 Nf6 15. h3 Bf5 16. Nf3 Bxc1 17. Rxc1 Qd7 18. Nd4 h6 19. Qb3 c5 20. dxc6 bxc6 21. Nxf5 Qxf5 22. Qb7 Qc8 23. Qxc8+ Rxc8 24. b4 a5 25. bxa5 Ra8 26. c5 Rxa5 27. cxd6 Rxa2 28. Rxc6 Rd2 29. Bb5 g5 30. Ra6 Rd5 31. Ba4 Kg7 32. f3 Rd2 33. Bb5 Nd5 34. Ra8 Nb6 35. Rd8 Rd5 36. Bc6 Rc5 37. Be4 Rc1+ 38. Kf2 Rd1 39. g4 Kf6 40. Bf5 h5 41. d7 hxg4 42. fxg4 Rd6 43. Ke2 Rd5 44. Kf2 Rd2+ 45. Kg3 Rd6 46. h4 gxh4+ 47. Kxh4 Rd5 48. Kg3 Rd6 49. Kf4 Rd4+ 50. Ke3 Rd6 51. Ke4 Rd2 52. g5+ Kg7 53. Ke3 Rd5 54. Kf4 Rd4+ 55. Kf3 Rd5 56. Kg4 Rd4+ 57. Kg3 Rd5 58. Kf4 Rd4+ 59. Ke3 Rd5 60. Ke4 Rd2 61. Bg4 Rd6 62. Bh3 Rd2 63. Bf5 Rd6 64. Kf4 Rd4+ 65. Kg3 Rd5 66. Kg4 Rd4+ 67. Kf3 Rd5 68. Ke4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2816) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) [B29]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (6.5), 2018-06-15
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. exd5 Nxd5 5. Bb5+ Bd7 6. Ne5 Bxb5 7. Qf3 f6 8. Nxb5 Na6 9. Qh5+ g6 10. Nxg6 hxg6 11. Qxh8 Qd7 12. Nc3 Nab4 13. O-O Nxc2 14. Rb1 O-O-O 15. Qh4 Nd4 16. Qe4 e6 17. d3 f5 18. Qe1 Bd6 19. Bg5 Rh8 20. f4 Nb4 21. Rd1 a6 22. h3 Kb8 23. Qf2 Rh5 24. Bf6 Nbc6 25. Rfe1 Qf7 26. Bxd4 cxd4 27. Ne2 e5 28. Rc1 Qd5 29. Qg3 e4 30. Qxg6 Rh8 31. Ng3 Bxf4 32. dxe4 Qe5 33. exf5 Be3+ 34. Kh1 Ne7 35. Qe6 Qxg3 36. f6 Nd5 37. f7 Nf4 38. Qd6+ Ka7 39. Qc5+ Ka8 40. f8=Q+ Rxf8 41. Qxf8+ Ka7 42. Qc5+ Ka8 43. Qc8+ Ka7 44. Qg4 Qf2 45. Rcd1 Nd3 46. Qe2 Nxe1 47. Rxe1 Qg3 48. Rf1 Bf4 49. Rxf4 Qxf4 50. Kg1 Qc1+ 51. Kf2 Qf4+ 52. Qf3 Qd2+ 53. Qe2 Qf4+ 54. Qf3 Qd2+  ½ – ½ (view game)

So, Wesley (2778) – Caruana, Fabiano (2816) [D78]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (7.1), 2018-06-15
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 Nf6 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 c6 7. b3 dxc4 8. bxc4 c5 9. Bb2 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Qb6 11. Qc1 Bd7 12. Nd2 Nc6 13. N2b3 Rac8 14. Rd1 Rfd8 15. Rb1 Qc7 16. Bc3 b6 17. Nb5 Qb8 18. Qa3 a5 19. Qb2 a4 20. Nd2 Bf5 21. Rbc1 Na5 22. Be5 Ne8 23. Bxg7 Nxg7 24. Qb4 Qe5 25. e3 Bg4 26. Re1 Nc6 27. Bxc6 Rxc6 28. Nd4 Rcc8 29. Qxb6 Ne6 30. Nxe6 Rxd2 31. Nd4 Qe4 32. Qb1 Qxb1 33. Rxb1 Rxc4 34. Rb8+ Kg7 35. Re8 Kf6 36. Kg2 e5 37. Nf3 Bxf3+ 38. Kxf3 Rcc2 39. Rf1 Rxa2 40. g4 Rab2 41. Ra8 Ra2 42. h4 a3 43. g5+ Kg7 44. Kg3 Rd5 45. Rc1 Rd7 46. Rc3 h6 47. Raxa3 Rxa3 48. Rxa3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) [E06]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (7.2), 2018-06-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 b5 8. a4 b4 9. Qxc4 Ba6 10. Qc2 Nbd7 11. Ne5 Nxe5 12. dxe5 Nd5 13. Rd1 Qc8 14. Be4 h6 15. Bh7+ Kh8 16. Bd3 c5 17. Nd2 b3 18. Qxb3 Rb8 19. Bxa6 Qxa6 20. Qd3 Qc6 21. Nc4 Nb4 22. Qf3 Qa6 23. Qe4 Nc6 24. Be3 Nd4 25. Bxd4 Qxc4 26. Qc6 Qd5 27. Qxd5 exd5 28. Be3 d4 29. Bc1 Rfd8 30. f4 c4 31. Kg2 a5 32. Kf3 f5 33. exf6 Bxf6 34. e4 Rb3+ 35. Kg4 d3 36. e5 Be7 37. Bd2 Bb4 38. Bxb4 axb4 39. e6 Rxb2 40. a5 Re2 41. f5 c3 42. a6 c2 43. Rxd3 Rxd3 44. a7 Rd8  0 – 1 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2782) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [A33]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (7.3), 2018-06-15
1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. e4 Bb4 7. Nxc6 bxc6 8. Bd3 e5 9. O-O O-O 10. Qe2 Bc5 11. Na4 Bd4 12. Be3 Bxe3 13. Qxe3 d6 14. c5 d5 15. exd5 Nxd5 16. Qxe5 Re8 17. Qd6 Qg5 18. Rfe1 Be6 19. Bf1 Rac8 20. Re4 Red8 21. Qg3 Qd2 22. Rae1 Nf6 23. R4e2 Qb4 24. b3 Rd7 25. Qc3 Qf4 26. h3 Rcd8 27. Nb2 Nd5 28. Qe5 Qxe5 29. Rxe5 Kf8 30. Nc4 Nc3 31. Nd6 g6 32. a3 a5 33. R5e3 Nd5 34. Rf3 Nc7 35. Bc4 Bxc4 36. Nxc4 Nb5 37. Nxa5 Nd4 38. Rc3 h5 39. b4 h4 40. Kf1 Nb5 41. Rce3 Na7 42. Re4 g5 43. Re5 Rd5 44. Rxd5 Rxd5 45. a4 Rd4 46. Rb1 Rd5 47. Ke2 Ke7 48. Rd1 Re5+ 49. Kd3 Kd7 50. Nc4 Re6 51. Kc3+ Kc7 52. Ne3 Re5 53. Kc4 f5 54. Rd2 f4 55. Nc2 g4 56. f3 gxh3 57. gxh3 Nc8 58. Nd4 Ne7 59. Re2  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2764) – Giri, Anish (2782) [C42]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (7.4), 2018-06-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Bd3 Nf6 6. O-O Be7 7. c3 O-O 8. Bc2 Bg4 9. d4 Re8 10. Re1 Nbd7 11. Nbd2 d5 12. Nf1 Bd6 13. Rxe8+ Qxe8 14. Ne3 Bh5 15. Bd2 c6 16. Nf5 Bc7 17. Ng3 Bg6 18. Bxg6 hxg6 19. Qb3 Nb6 20. Re1 Qd7 21. Ne5 Bxe5 22. dxe5 Ne8 23. Qd1 Nc7 24. b3 c5 25. h4 c4 26. h5 d4 27. Qf3 dxc3 28. Bxc3 Qd3 29. Re3 Qb1+ 30. Kh2 Ncd5 31. e6 fxe6 32. Re4 Qd3 33. Qg4 Nxc3 34. Rd4 gxh5 35. Qxe6+ Kh8 36. Rxd3 cxd3 37. Qg6 d2 38. Nf5  1 – 0 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2759) – Grischuk, Alexander (2766) [B52]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (7.5), 2018-06-15
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Bxd7+ Qxd7 5. O-O Nf6 6. Qe2 Nc6 7. b3 g6 8. Bb2 Bg7 9. c4 Nh5 10. Bxg7 Nxg7 11. Nc3 O-O 12. Qe3 e5 13. d3 f5 14. Nd5 f4 15. Qd2 Ne6 16. b4 g5 17. bxc5 dxc5 18. h3 h5 19. Nh2 Qg7 20. f3 Rf7 21. Rfb1 Ned4 22. Rb2 Rd8 23. Rab1 b6 24. Qd1 Rd6 25. a3 Kh7 26. Ra2 Rg6 27. Rab2 Qf8 28. Ra2 Qd6 29. Rab2 Rfg7 30. a4 Qd8 31. Ra1 Rh6 32. Rab1 Na5 33. Qe1 Qd7 34. Qd1 Kh8 35. Rf2 Nac6 36. Rbb2 Qe6 37. Rb1 Kh7 38. Rbb2 Rhg6 39. Rb1 Qd6 40. Rbb2 Qd8 41. Rb1 Qf8 42. Rbb2 Qd6 43. Rb1 Qd8 44. Rbb2 Rb7 45. Rb1 a5 46. Rfb2 Nb4 47. Rf2 Rbg7 48. Rbb2 Qd6 49. Rb1 Kg8 50. Rbb2 Kf8 51. Rb1 Ke8 52. Rc1 Kd8 53. Rb1 Kc8 54. Rbb2 Kb7 55. Rb1 Ka7 56. Rbb2 Qe6 57. Rb1 g4 58. fxg4 hxg4 59. Nxg4 Rxg4 60. hxg4 Rxg4 61. Nc7 Qg6 62. Nb5+ Nxb5 63. cxb5 Rg3 64. Rbb2 Nxd3 65. Rbd2 Qxe4 66. Rf3 c4 67. Rxg3 fxg3 68. Qe2 Qd4+ 69. Kf1 Qf4+ 70. Qf3 Qxd2 71. Qf8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) – So, Wesley (2778) [D02]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (8.1), 2018-06-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Nbd2 Bf5 4. c4 c6 5. Qb3 Qb6 6. Nh4 Be4 7. e3 e6 8. Be2 Be7 9. Nxe4 dxe4 10. g3 c5 11. Bd2 cxd4 12. exd4 Nc6 13. Bc3 O-O-O 14. O-O-O Bb4 15. Ng2 Bxc3 16. bxc3 e5 17. d5 Nb8 18. Ne3 Nbd7 19. Kc2 Nc5 20. Qa3 Nfd7 21. Rb1 Qa6 22. Qxa6 Nxa6 23. Nf5 Nac5 24. Nd6+ Kc7 25. Nxf7 Rhf8 26. Nxd8 Kxd8 27. Rhf1 Rf6 28. f4 exf3 29. Rxf3 Ra6 30. Kb2 Nf6 31. Bd1 e4 32. Rf5 g6 33. Rf1 Ke7 34. Bc2 Ng4 35. Rbe1 Ne5 36. Bxe4 Nxc4+ 37. Kc1 Ne5 38. Bxg6 Rxa2 39. Bc2 Kd6 40. Kb1 Ra3 41. Rf6+ Kxd5 42. Rf5 Nd7 43. Kb2 Ra5 44. Rh5 Kd6 45. Rd1+ Kc6 46. Be4+ Kb6 47. Rh6+ Kc7 48. Rxh7 Kb6 49. Rhxd7  1 – 0 (view game)

Giri, Anish (2782) – Anand, Viswanathan (2759) [C67]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (8.2), 2018-06-15
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. d4 Bf6 10. Re1 Re8 11. Rxe8+ Nxe8 12. d5 d6 13. Nd2 Bf5 14. Nc4 c6 15. c3 Rc8 16. Bf4 cxd5 17. Ne3 Be6 18. Nxd5 Be5 19. Be3 Nf6 20. Nxf6+ Bxf6 21. a4 b6 22. Ba6 Rb8 23. Qd3 Qc7 24. Re1 Be5 25. g3 g6 26. Bh6 Bg7 27. Bxg7 Kxg7 28. h4 Qc5 29. b4 Qc6 30. Bb5 Qc7 31. Qd4+ Kg8 32. h5 gxh5 33. Qf6 Qd8 34. Qh6 Qf8 35. Qxh5 Qg7 36. Qf3 Rc8 37. Re3 d5 38. Ba6 Rd8 39. Qf4 h6 40. Qc7 Qg5 41. Bf1 d4 42. cxd4 Rxd4 43. Qb8+ Qd8 44. Qxd8+ Rxd8 45. Rd3 Rxd3 46. Bxd3 a5 47. bxa5 bxa5 48. f4 Kf8 49. Kf2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) – Aronian, Levon (2764) [A05]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (8.3), 2018-06-15
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Bf5 4. O-O e6 5. c4 c6 6. cxd5 cxd5 7. Qb3 Qb6 8. Qxb6 axb6 9. d3 Nc6 10. Nc3 Bc5 11. Nh4 Bg6 12. Nxg6 hxg6 13. a3 Kd7 14. Bd2 Nd4 15. Rad1 Nb3 16. Bf4 Bd4 17. Nb5 Rhc8 18. Nxd4 Nxd4 19. Rfe1 Nc2 20. Rf1 Nd4 21. Rfe1 Rc2 22. Kf1 Nb3 23. e4 d4 24. Bf3 Rxb2 25. Rb1 Rxb1 26. Rxb1 Rxa3 27. Bd1 Nc5 28. Rxb6 Rxd3 29. Be2 Rb3 30. Rd6+ Ke8 31. Rxd4 Nfxe4 32. Be3 b6 33. Kg2 Rb2 34. Bf3 f5 35. h4 Ke7 36. Rc4 Nd2 37. Bxc5+ bxc5 38. Rxc5 Kf6 39. Bc6 Rb4 40. Rc2 Nc4 41. Bf3 g5 42. hxg5+ Kxg5 43. Be2 Nb6 44. Rc7 Kf6 45. Rb7 Nd5 46. Rxb4 Nxb4 47. f4 e5 48. fxe5+ Kxe5 49. Kf3 g5 50. Bc4 Nd5 51. Bd3 Nf6 52. Bc2 Ne8 53. Bd3 Nd6 54. Bc2 Kd4 55. Bxf5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Caruana, Fabiano (2816) – Karjakin, Sergey (2782) [E46]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (8.4), 2018-06-15
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Ne2 d5 6. a3 Be7 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Nf4 c6 9. Bd3 Na6 10. O-O Nc7 11. f3 Re8 12. Bd2 Bf8 13. Qe1 g6 14. g4 c5 15. Qf2 b6 16. h4 Bd6 17. Nce2 a5 18. g5 Nd7 19. Bc3 Ba6 20. Bxa6 Rxa6 21. Rad1 Nf8 22. e4 cxd4 23. Bxd4 Nfe6 24. Nxe6 Nxe6 25. Bf6 Qa8 26. Kh1 Bc5 27. Qg2 dxe4 28. fxe4 Ra7 29. Nc3 Ng7 30. Nd5 Nh5 31. e5 Rd7 32. Kh2 Qb8 33. Rfe1 Bf8 34. Qg4 Re6 35. Qf3 b5 36. Kg2 b4 37. axb4 axb4 38. Re4 b3 39. Red4 Qa7 40. R1d2 h6 41. Qxb3 hxg5 42. hxg5 Bg7 43. Qf3 Bxf6 44. exf6 Re5 45. Ne7+ Rdxe7 46. fxe7 Qxe7 47. Rd8+ Kh7 48. R8d7 Qxg5+ 49. Kh2 Qh4+ 50. Qh3 Qf4+ 51. Kg2 Rg5+ 52. Kh1 Kg7 53. Qc3+ Nf6 54. R7d3  0 – 1 (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) – Grischuk, Alexander (2766) [B23]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (8.5), 2018-06-15
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Qxd4 Nc6 5. Qd2 g6 6. b3 Bh6 7. f4 f5 8. Bb2 Nf6 9. Bd3 Qa5 10. exf5 Bxf5 11. Nge2 Bxd3 12. Qxd3 Nb4 13. Qd2 Rc8 14. a3 Nc6 15. O-O-O O-O 16. Kb1 Bg7 17. h3 b5 18. Rhe1 b4 19. axb4 Nxb4 20. Nd4 Nfd5 21. Na4 e5 22. fxe5 dxe5 23. c3 exd4 24. cxb4 Nxb4 25. Qe2 Nc2 26. Qe6+ Kh8 27. Rf1 Rfe8 28. Qd7 Rcd8 29. Qb7 Rb8 30. Qd7 Red8 31. Qe7 Ne3 32. Rf7 Nf5 33. Qxa7 Qd5 34. Rxg7 Nxg7 35. Rxd4 Qg8 36. Rxd8 Rxd8 37. Nc5 Re8 38. Qd7 Re1+ 39. Kc2 Qf8 40. Bd4 h5 41. Ne6 Qf5+ 42. Kd2 Rd1+  1 – 0 (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2782) – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2808) [C55]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (9.1), 2018-06-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 h6 5. O-O d6 6. c3 g5 7. d4 g4 8. Nfd2 exd4 9. cxd4 Nxd4 10. Re1 Bg7 11. Nf1 Nc6 12. Nc3 Ne5 13. Bb3 O-O 14. Ng3 Re8 15. Bf4 Nh7 16. Qd2 Ng5 17. Kh1 Be6 18. Nd5 Ng6 19. Be3 c6 20. Nc3 Ne5 21. Rad1 Qe7 22. Qxd6 Qxd6 23. Rxd6 Rad8 24. Red1 Rxd6 25. Rxd6 b6 26. Nh5 c5 27. Nxg7 Kxg7 28. Kg1 Kf8 29. Bf4 Bxb3 30. axb3 Ng6 31. Be3 Nxe4 32. Bxh6+ Kg8 33. Rd1 Nd6 34. Nd5 Re6 35. Kf1 Nf5 36. Bd2 Nge7 37. Bc3 Kf8 38. Nf6 Nd4 39. Nxg4 Nec6 40. b4 Nb5 41. bxc5 Nxc3 42. bxc3 bxc5 43. Ne3 a5 44. Ra1 Re7 45. Ke2 Ra7 46. Ra4 Ke7 47. h4 Kd6 48. h5 Ne5 49. f4 Nd7 50. Nc4+ Ke6 51. g4 Nf6 52. Kf3 Rd7 53. Ne5 Rd1 54. Ke2 Rg1 55. Kf2 Rc1 56. Rxa5 Rxc3 57. Ra6+ Ke7 58. h6 Ne4+ 59. Ke2 Rh3 60. g5 f6 61. Nf3 c4 62. Ke3 Nd6 63. Kf2 Ne4+ 64. Ke2 c3 65. Rc6 Kf7 66. Rc4 c2 67. Rxc2 Ng3+ 68. Kf2 Nh5 69. Rc4 Kg6 70. f5+ Kxf5 71. Nh4+ Kxg5 72. h7  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2764) – Caruana, Fabiano (2816) [B43]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (9.2), 2018-06-15
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 e6 3. Nf3 a6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Qc7 6. g3 Nf6 7. Bg2 Bb4 8. O-O Bxc3 9. bxc3 d6 10. Ba3 O-O 11. e5 dxe5 12. Bxf8 Kxf8 13. Nb3 Bd7 14. Na5 Ra7 15. Nxb7 Ke7 16. Rb1 Bb5 17. Re1 Nbd7 18. Qc1 Nd5 19. Qa3+ Kf6 20. Bxd5 exd5 21. Rxb5  1 – 0 (view game)

So, Wesley (2778) – Nakamura, Hikaru (2769) [D56]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (9.3), 2018-06-15
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. Qc2 Nd7 11. Be2 Nxc3 12. Qxc3 dxc4 13. Qxc4 e5 14. O-O Re8 15. a3 exd4 16. Nxd4 Nf6 17. Rfd1 Ne4 18. Bf3 Ng5 19. Be2 Ne4 20. h3 c5 21. Nf3 b6 22. b4 Bb7 23. bxc5 Rac8 24. Qd4 Nxc5 25. Qb4 Qf6 26. Nd4 Qg6 27. Bf3 Bxf3 28. Nxf3 Rcd8 29. Qg4 Qxg4 30. hxg4 Rxd1+ 31. Rxd1 Re4 32. g5 Ra4 33. Rd8+ Kh7 34. Ne5 hxg5 35. Nxf7 Rxa3 36. Rd6 Kg8 37. Nxg5 Kf8 38. e4 Ke7 39. Rg6 b5 40. e5 b4 41. Rxg7+ Ke8 42. Rg8+ Kd7 43. Rb8 b3 44. Kh2 Ra6 45. Nf3 Rh6+ 46. Kg3 a5 47. Nd4 a4 48. Rb5 Nd3 49. e6+ Rxe6 50. Nxb3 Rg6+ 51. Kf3 axb3 52. Rxb3 Ne1+ 53. Ke4 Nxg2 54. Rg3 Re6+ 55. Kf5 Nh4+ 56. Kg4 Ng6 57. Rd3+ Kc6 58. f4 Re1 59. Kf5 Ne7+ 60. Kf6 Nd5+ 61. Kf5 Kd6 62. Ra3 Ne7+ 63. Kg4 Rg1+ 64. Kf3 Ke6 65. Ra6+ Kf7 66. Ra5 Rb1 67. Kg4 Rb6 68. Rh5 Ng8 69. Ra5 Nf6+ 70. Kf5 Rb7 71. Kg5 Kg7 72. Re5 Rf7 73. Ra5 Ne4+ 74. Kg4 Kg6 75. Ra6+ Nf6+ 76. Kf3 Rb7 77. Ra3 Rb5 78. Re3 Rb1 79. Re2 Rf1+ 80. Rf2 Ra1 81. Rg2+ Kf7 82. Rb2 Ra3+ 83. Kg2 Nd5 84. f5 Ne3+ 85. Kf2 Nd1+  0 – 1 (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2766) – Giri, Anish (2782) [C42]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (9.4), 2018-06-15
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Bd3 Nf6 6. O-O Be7 7. Re1 O-O 8. Bf1 Re8 9. d4 Nbd7 10. c4 Nf8 11. Nc3 Ng6 12. h3 c6 13. d5 cxd5 14. Nxd5 Nxd5 15. Qxd5 Bf6 16. Bg5 Be6 17. Bxf6 Qxf6 18. Qxb7 Nf4 19. Rad1 Rab8 20. Qc6 Rec8 21. Qxd6 Rxb2 22. Re4 Ng6 23. Qa3 h6 24. Red4 Rcb8 25. h4 Nf4 26. Qe3 Ng6 27. h5 Nf8 28. Qa3 Bf5 29. Rd8 Rxd8 30. Rxd8 Qxd8 31. Qxb2 Bg4 32. Qd4 Qxd4 33. Nxd4 Nd7 34. Be2 Bxe2 35. Nxe2 Kf8 36. f3 Ke7 37. Nc3 Ne5 38. c5 Kd7 39. Nb5 a6 40. Nd4 g6 41. hxg6 fxg6 42. Kf1 Nd3 43. c6+ Kc7 44. g3 Nb4 45. a3 Nxc6 46. Nb3 Kd6 47. Ke2 Kd5 48. Nd2 g5 49. f4 gxf4 50. gxf4 h5 51. Ke3 Ne7 52. Ne4 h4 53. Kf3 Nf5 54. Nf2 Kc4 55. Kg4 Nd4 56. Kxh4 Kb3 57. Ne4 Kxa3 58. Nc5 a5 59. Nb7 Kb4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2759) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [B23]
GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (9.5), 2018-06-15
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. f4 Nc6 6. Nf3 e6 7. O-O Nge7 8. d3 Rb8 9. Be3 Nd4 10. Bf2 Nec6 11. Nxd4 Nxd4 12. Qd2 O-O 13. Nd1 b6 14. c3 Nc6 15. d4 cxd4 16. cxd4 Bb7 17. Nc3 Rc8 18. Rac1 Re8 19. d5 exd5 20. Nxd5 Ne7 21. Rxc8 Bxc8 22. Nc3 Be6 23. Rd1 Bg4 24. Rc1 Qd7 25. Bd4 Bxd4+ 26. Qxd4 Rc8 27. Rc2 Nc6 28. Qf6 Be6 29. Rd2 Qd8 30. e5 Qxf6 31. exf6 Na5 32. Bd5 Bxd5 33. Nxd5 Kf8 34. b3 Nb7 35. Re2 Re8 36. Rc2 Nc5 37. b4 Ne6 38. Rc3 Rd8 39. Ra3 Rd7 40. Kf2 Ke8 41. Ke3 Kd8 42. Ke4 Kc8 43. g4 Kb7 44. Rh3 Nf8 45. f5 Rd8 46. Rc3 gxf5+ 47. Kxf5 Ne6 48. Rh3 Rg8 49. Rh5 Rg6 50. g5 Kc6 51. Ne7+ Kd7 52. h4 Nf8 53. Kg4 Ke6 54. Nxg6 fxg6 55. Rh6 d5 56. h5 d4 57. hxg6 hxg6 58. Kf3 Kf7 59. Ke4 a5 60. bxa5 bxa5 61. Rh3 Ne6 62. Rg3 a4 63. Ke5  1 – 0 (view game)

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