5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018, Karlsruhe Round2

5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018, Karlsruhe Round2

MVL wins the big clash against Anand, while Carlsen, Aronian and Vitiugov also win on a good day for White at GRENKEChess!


MAGNUS CARLSEN
Grenke Chess Classic 2018
31 Mar - 9 Apr 2018

The 2018 GRENKE Chess Classic is a 10-player round-robin held in Germany from 31 March to 9 April.

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GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 (Games and Results-PGN)

When the world's best female faces the world's best male. Hou Yifan put up good resistance but it was vintage Carlsen. | Photo: Georgios Souleidis

[Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.01"] [Round "2"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Hou, Yifan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C24"] [WhiteElo "2843"] [BlackElo "2654"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "121"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 c6 4. Qe2 Be7 5. Nf3 d6 6. c3 {C24: Bishop's Opening: 2...Nf6} Nbd7 7. Bb3 O-O 8. O-O {LiveBook: 9 Games. The position is equal.} a5 {[%cal Ba7a5,Ba5a4][%mdl 32]} 9. d4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9. a4 b5 10. Bc2 Ba6 11. axb5 cxb5 12. Nbd2 Qc7 13. d4 a4 {1-0 (32) Polgar,J (2680) -Gelfand,B (2758) Khanty-Mansiysk 2009}) 9... a4 10. Bc2 Re8 11. Re1 Bf8 12. Qd1 b5 13. Nbd2 {[%cal Bb1d2,Bd2f1,Bf1g3][%mdl 32]} Qc7 14. Nf1 g6 15. Bg5 h6 16. Bd2 Bg7 17. Ng3 Nb6 18. b3 axb3 19. axb3 Rxa1 20. Qxa1 Bg4 21. Qc1 Bxf3 22. gxf3 h5 23. Bh6 Qe7 24. Bxg7 Kxg7 25. Qg5 {And now Nf5+ would win.} Kh7 26. f4 Nfd7 (26... Nbd7 {feels hotter.} 27. Ra1 exf4 28. Qxf4 Nf8 29. b4 Kg7) 27. Qxe7 Rxe7 28. fxe5 dxe5 29. Rd1 Re8 30. dxe5 Nxe5 31. f4 Ng4 32. Rd6 Re6 33. Rd8 Kg7 34. Nf1 Rf6 (34... Nf6 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 35. h3 $16 Nh6 36. f5 $1 gxf5 37. Ng3 $1 {[%csl LRf5,LRh5][%cal Rg3h5]} Rg6 38. Kf2 (38. Kh2 $1 $16 Kh7 39. exf5) 38... fxe4 (38... Rg5 $11) 39. Nxh5+ ({Don't do} 39. Bxe4 $6 f5 $16) 39... Kh7 {and if ...f5 works, Black does fine.} 40. Bxe4 f5 41. Bg2 Nf7 (41... c5 $16 42. Nf4 Rf6) 42. Rf8 $18 Ne5 {[#]} 43. Nf4 $1 Rd6 44. Rxf5 Nbd7 45. Ke2 Kg7 46. h4 Nf7 47. Be4 Nde5 48. Nh5+ Kh6 (48... Kf8 $16 49. Ng3 Re6) 49. Ng3 Re6 50. Ke3 {aiming for Rxf7!} Kg7 51. Rf1 Kf8 52. Nf5 Ng4+ {[#]} 53. Kf4 $1 Nf6 54. Bf3 Nd5+ (54... Nd7 {was called for.} 55. Ra1 Nfe5) 55. Bxd5 $1 cxd5 { [%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} 56. Ra1 Kg8 57. Ra8+ Kh7 58. Ra7 Rf6 (58... Kg8 $142 59. Ne7+ Kf8) 59. h5
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Impressions Round 2 | Magnus Carlsen vs Hou Yifan:

agnus having fun analyzing his win against Hou Yifan. Peter Leko enjoyed the "Leko" moves by Magnus.

Matthias Bluebaum showed superb resilience in not only recovering from his ugly defeat in round one, but in refusing to succumb to the enormous pressure he underwent in his game against Fabiano Caruana. | Photo: Georgios Souleidis

[Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.01"] [Round "2"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Bluebaum, Matthias"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C11"] [WhiteElo "2784"] [BlackElo "2631"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "71"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Be7 {C11: French: Classical System: 4 e5 and 4 Bg5 dxe4} (6... Qb6 7. Be3 a6 8. a3 Nc6 9. Na4 Qa5+ 10. c3 c4 11. Be2 Be7 12. O-O O-O 13. b4 cxb3 14. Qxb3 Qc7 15. Bd3 f5 16. exf6 Nxf6 { 1-0 (45) Nepomniachtchi,I (2751)-Morozevich,A (2665) Moscow 2018}) 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 a6 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 9. Bd3 b5 10. Qf2 $146 {[%cal Rd4c5]} ({ Predecessor:} 10. O-O Nc6 11. Be2 Bb7 12. a3 Qb6 13. Rad1 cxd4 14. Nxd4 Bc5 { 1-0 (31) Quattrocchi,G-Rebaudo,N ICCF email 1997}) 10... Nc6 11. dxc5 Qa5 12. O-O {Black must now prevent a3.} b4 13. Ne2 Nxc5 14. Nfd4 Nxd4 15. Nxd4 Qc7 16. Nb3 Nxb3 17. axb3 a5 18. Bb6 Qc6 19. Bd4 ({Avoid the trap} 19. Rxa5 $2 Rxa5 20. g3 Ra2 $19) 19... Bd8 20. g4 Ba6 21. f5 Bxd3 22. cxd3 f6 23. Rac1 Qd7 24. fxe6 (24. g5 {keeps more tension.} fxe5 25. fxe6 Qe8 26. Qxf8+ Qxf8 27. Rxf8+ Kxf8 28. Bxe5 Bxg5 29. Rc7) 24... Qxe6 {The position is equal.} 25. Qf5 Qxf5 26. Rxf5 fxe5 27. Rxf8+ ({Reject} 27. Rxe5 Rf4 $17) 27... Kxf8 28. Bxe5 $11 { [%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} Kf7 29. Kf2 Ra6 30. Kf3 Bf6 31. Rc7+ Kg6 32. d4 Re6 33. Kf4 Bg5+ $1 34. Kf3 Bf6 35. Kf4 Bg5+ $1 36. Kf3 {Precision: White = 75%, Black = 78%.} 1/2-1/2
[Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.01"] [Round "2"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B48"] [WhiteElo "2789"] [BlackElo "2776"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "75"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3 a6 7. Qf3 {B48: Sicilian: Taimanov: 5 Nc3 Qc7 6 Be3 a6 without Be2} (7. Qd2 Nf6 8. f4 Bb4 9. Bd3 Na5 10. a3 Bxc3 11. Qxc3 Qxc3+ 12. bxc3 d5 13. exd5 exd5 14. Nb3 Nc4 15. Bd4 Ne4 {1-0 (57) Carlsen,M (2834)-Matlakov,M (2718) Wijk aan Zee 2018}) 7... Nf6 8. O-O-O Ne5 9. Qg3 b5 10. a3 {LiveBook: 4 Games} Bb7 {[#]} 11. Bxb5 $1 {[%mdl 512] Black should prevent Ba4.} Rc8 $146 ({ But not} 11... axb5 $6 12. Ndxb5 Qb8 13. Bb6 $16) ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 11... Bxa3 12. Bf4 Bd6 13. Nxe6 fxe6 14. Rxd6 Qxd6 15. Bxe5 {1-0 (37) Frolyanov,D (2534)-Khanin,S (2434) Kazan 2017} ) 12. Ba4 Nxe4 13. Nxe4 Bxe4 14. Bf4 Qc4 15. Bxe5 Qxa4 16. Rd2 $1 f6 17. Bd6 { Black must now prevent Re1.} Kf7 18. Re1 Bg6 $1 19. Bxf8 Rhxf8 20. Qd6 { [#] aiming for b3.} Kg8 {Hoping for ...e5.} 21. f4 Rfe8 22. Re3 Qc4 {And now .. .e5! would win.} 23. b3 $1 $36 {[%cal Rb3c4][%mdl 2048] White is pushing.} Qc7 24. Qxc7 Rxc7 25. Kb2 Rb8 26. g4 Bf7 27. a4 Rc5 28. Ne2 Rc7 29. Rd6 Ra7 30. Red3 Be8 31. f5 exf5 32. gxf5 Rc8 33. Nc3 Rc5 34. R3d5 Rc6 35. Ne4 Kf7 36. Rd3 Rac7 37. c4 g6 (37... Ke7 {is a better defense.} 38. R6d4 Kf8) 38. fxg6+ { Precision: White = 79%, Black = 62%.} 1-0

GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 (Karlsruhe GER) Sat 31st Mar 2018 - Mon 9th Apr 2018 - Official Site - Results

GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 100:50:15+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games | Live

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[Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.03.31"] [Round "1"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D70"] [WhiteElo "2804"] [BlackElo "2843"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "117"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 12,117,65,26,26,2,28,4,25,8,9,10,8,0,0,0,0,-41,-35,-22,3,-28,-16,-30, -37,-41,-34,-32,-28,-58,-48,-50,-77,-60,-62,-54,-46,-56,-64,-58,-60,-58,-54, -70,-56,-206,-198,-214,-217,-236,-243,-256,-250,-200,-209,-435,-428,-437,-498, -515,-527,-522,-516,-477,-487,-592,-592,-592,-592,-592,-592,-592,-592,-592, -592,-592,-592,-592,-592,-592,-592,-592,-592,-592,0,-592,-592,-592,0,0,0,-592, -592,-592,-592,-588,-584,-568,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. e3 O-O 5. Be2 d6 6. Nc3 Nc6 7. d5 {LiveBook: 4 Games. E61: King's Indian: Early deviations for White, including Smyslov System} (7. O-O e5 8. d5 Ne7 9. b4 a5 10. bxa5 Rxa5 11. Nd2 Nd7 12. Nb3 Ra8 13. a4 f5 14. Ba3 e4 15. Qc2 b6 {1-0 (23) Kuzubov,Y (2638)-Onischuk,V (2614) Lvov 2016}) 7... Nb4 8. a3 Na6 {[%cal Bb4a6,Ba6c7,Bc7e6,Be6d4,Bd4e2][%mdl 32]} 9. Nd4 {White has an edge.} e5 10. dxe6 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 10. Nc2 Nc5 11. b4 Nb3 12. Rb1 Nxc1 13. Rxc1 Nd7 14. O-O f5 {0-1 (46) Breutigam,M (2340)-Brendel,O (2375) Germany 1996}) 10... fxe6 11. O-O e5 12. Nb3 c6 13. e4 Nc7 14. f4 Ne6 15. f5 Nd4 16. Be3 (16. Bd3 {NOTEXT} gxf5 17. exf5 Qb6 18. Nxd4 Qxd4+ 19. Kh1) 16... Nxe2+ 17. Qxe2 gxf5 18. exf5 d5 $1 19. cxd5 cxd5 {[%cal Bc6d5,Bd5d4][%mdl 32]} 20. Rad1 d4 21. Bg5 Qb6 $1 22. Qc4+ Rf7 23. Na4 Qc7 24. Qxc7 $1 Rxc7 25. Nac5 b6 $1 $36 {[%cal Rb6c5][%mdl 2048] White is under pressure.} 26. Bxf6 bxc5 27. Bxg7 Kxg7 28. Nd2 (28. f6+ $15 Kf7 29. Rc1) 28... Bb7 $1 $19 29. f6+ Kf8 $1 30. Rde1 Re8 31. Ne4 Bxe4 $1 32. Rxe4 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} c4 {[%cal Bc5c4,Bc4c3,Bc3c2][%mdl 32]} 33. g4 $2 (33. h4 ) 33... Rb8 34. Rxe5 Rxb2 35. Rd5 c3 $1 {[%cal Rc3c2]} 36. Rd8+ Kf7 {...c2 is the strong threat.} 37. Rh8 Rbb7 38. Rxh7+ Kg6 39. Rxc7 Rxc7 {KR-KR} 40. Kf2 c2 41. Rc1 d3 $1 {aiming for ...Rd7.} 42. Ke3 Rd7 $1 43. Kd2 Kxf6 44. h4 Ke5 45. Rf1 Kd4 $1 46. h5 Re7 47. Rf4+ Kd5 48. Rf1 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (48. Rf5+ $1 $11 { and White is okay.} Kc4 49. Rf4+ Kb3 50. Rb4+ Kxa3 51. Rc4) 48... Kc4 $1 49. Rf4+ Kd5 50. Rf1 Kc4 {( -> ...Re2+)} (50... Kd4 $5 51. Rf4+ $8 Kc5 $11) 51. Rf4+ Kb3 $1 52. Rb4+ Kxa3 53. Rc4 Kb3 54. Rc8 {[#]} a5 $2 (54... Rh7 $1 $19 55. Rc5 {[#]} (55. Kxd3 $2 Rd7+ 56. Ke3 a5 $19) 55... a5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 56. Rxa5 Rc7) 55. h6 $11 {The position is equal.} Re2+ 56. Kxd3 Rh2 {Hoping for ...Kb2.} 57. g5 {Strongly threatening Rc3+.} Rh3+ 58. Kd2 Rh2+ 59. Kd3 {Precision: White = 54%, Black = 93%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.03.31"] [Round "1"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Hou, Yifan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A05"] [WhiteElo "2776"] [BlackElo "2657"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "95"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 9,95,7,16,12,21,-31,29,7,25,28,14,26,39,33,29,0,0,-48,-59,-62,-52,-75, -54,-80,-39,-51,-51,-59,-26,-56,-53,-55,-63,-64,-30,-29,-14,-59,0,0,0,-26,0,0, 0,0,0,0,55,55,55,55,55,55,88,31,48,53,53,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. e3 Bd6 (4... Be7 5. b3 O-O 6. Bb2 dxc4 7. bxc4 c5 8. Rg1 Nc6 9. g4 a6 10. g5 Ne8 11. h4 Nd6 12. h5 f5 13. Be2 Rb8 14. a4 {1-0 (35) Grischuk,A (2767)-Kramnik,V (2800) Moscow 2018}) 5. b3 O-O 6. Bb2 {A17: English Opening: 1...Nf6 with ...Bb4} c5 7. g4 ({ White should try} 7. d4 $11) 7... d4 (7... Nc6 $15) 8. exd4 $11 {White has an edge.} cxd4 9. Nxd4 e5 10. Nf5 Bxf5 11. gxf5 Nc6 $146 {[%cal Bb8c6,Bc6b4,Bb4c2] [%mdl 32]} ({Predecessor:} 11... e4 12. d4 {0-1 (27) Loxine,J (2409)-Santos Ruiz,M (2508) Germany 2017}) 12. Bg2 Nb4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] [#] Threatens to win with ...Nd3+. Black is more active.} 13. Qe2 Nc2+ 14. Kd1 Nxa1 15. Bxa1 Qd7 16. Ne4 Qxf5 17. Nxf6+ Qxf6 18. Bxb7 Rad8 19. Kc2 Rfe8 20. Bc3 Bc5 21. f3 Bd4 22. Re1 g6 23. Qe4 Kg7 (23... Qd6 $1 $15 24. Bd5 Bxc3 25. dxc3 Kg7) 24. Bd5 Qb6 25. b4 {[%cal Bb3b4,Bb4b5][%mdl 32]} f5 (25... a5 $5 {[%cal Rd4c3]} 26. bxa5 Qc5 $15) 26. Qd3 Bxc3 27. dxc3 Qd6 28. a4 a5 (28... Re7 $11) 29. Kb3 $1 $14 { [%mdl 1024] White has compensation.} Rb8 {[%cal Ra5b4]} 30. b5 $1 Qc5 31. h4 Rbd8 {[#]} 32. h5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kf6 (32... gxh5 33. Qxf5) 33. hxg6 hxg6 34. Qe3 ({Better is} 34. Qd2 $14) 34... Qxe3 $11 {The position is equal.} 35. Rxe3 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRB} Rd6 36. Re1 Rc8 37. Rh1 Kg7 38. Kc2 g5 39. Rd1 { aiming for Bb7.} Kf6 40. Kd3 Rb6 41. Rh1 Kg7 42. Rg1 Kf6 43. Ke3 Rd6 44. Rb1 Rb6 45. Ke2 Kg6 46. Kf2 Kf6 47. Rh1 {Strongly threatening Rh6+.} Kg7 48. Re1 { Precision: White = 69%, Black = 58%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.03.31"] [Round "1"] [White "Naiditsch, Arkadij"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A48"] [WhiteElo "2701"] [BlackElo "2789"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "87"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 16,87,25,8,15,12,10,4,102,107,104,84,78,20,20,20,26,20,29,31,30,12,107, 57,102,110,103,113,108,110,102,110,115,102,113,112,104,116,104,95,157,160,164, 153,140,77,68,66,64,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bg5 Bg7 4. c3 h6 5. Bh4 d6 6. Nbd2 g5 7. Bg3 Nh5 8. e4 e6 9. Nc4 {LiveBook: 10 Games. A48: 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 g6: Torre, London and Colle Systems} (9. Bd3 Qe7 10. Nc4 Nd7 11. Qe2 b6 12. Nfd2 Nxg3 13. hxg3 Bb7 14. Ne3 a6 15. f4 c5 16. d5 b5 17. a4 {1-0 (34) Berkes,F (2653)-Kozul,Z (2604) Hungary 2018}) 9... f5 10. Nfd2 Nxg3 11. hxg3 {next Qh5+ is good for White.} O-O (11... fxe4 $11 12. Qh5+ (12. Nxe4 d5 $17) 12... Ke7) 12. Ne3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12. exf5 exf5 13. Bd3 Nc6 14. Qc2 Be6 15. Ne3 Ne7 16. f4 Nd5 17. Nxd5 Bxd5 18. O-O-O Bxg2 19. Rhg1 Bd5 20. Bxf5 Qf6 21. Be4 Bf7 22. Rdf1 {1/2-1/2 (22) Kodinets,K (2405)-Vaulin,A (2535) Moscow 1998}) 12... d5 13. exf5 exf5 { [%cal Be6f5,Bf5f4][%mdl 32]} 14. Nxd5 ({Better is} 14. Qb3 $16) 14... Re8+ $1 $11 ({Don't go for} 14... Qxd5 $2 15. Bc4 $18) 15. Ne3 f4 16. Bc4+ Be6 $1 17. Bxe6+ Rxe6 18. Qb3 Qe8 (18... Qd6 $1 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 19. Ne4 Nd7 ({ Much worse is} 19... fxe3 20. Nc5 $16) 20. gxf4 gxf4 21. Ng4 Kh8 22. f3 $36 { [%mdl 2048] White is in control.} Rxe4+ 23. fxe4 Qxe4+ 24. Kf2 {Strongly threatening Rh3.} f3 25. gxf3 Rf8 26. Nh2 Qh4+ 27. Kg2 $1 Qg5+ {[#]} (27... Nf6 $142) 28. Kf1 $1 $16 Qh5 {[#]} 29. Qc2 $1 ({Inferior is} 29. Qxb7 Rb8 $11) 29... c5 30. Qg2 (30. Kg2 $142) 30... cxd4 31. Ng4 Qb5+ $1 32. Kg1 (32. c4 $1 $14 Qxc4+ 33. Kg1) 32... dxc3 $11 {The position is equal.} 33. bxc3 {Hoping for Rh3.} Qc5+ $1 34. Qf2 {Black must now prevent Qxc5.} Qxc3 35. Kg2 Ne5 36. Nxe5 Bxe5 37. Rxh6+ Kg7 $1 {[%cal Rg7h6]} 38. Rhh1 {Threatens to win with Rad1. } Rf6 39. Rag1 {aiming for Qe2.} Bd4 40. Kf1+ Kf7 (40... Kf8 $5 41. Rh8+ $8 Kf7 42. Rh7+ Kf8 43. Rh8+ Kf7 44. Rh7+ Kf8 45. Rh8+ $11) 41. Rh7+ Kf8 42. Rh8+ Kf7 43. Rh7+ Kf8 44. Rh8+ {Precision: White = 65%, Black = 76%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.03.31"] [Round "1"] [White "Meier, Georg"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C67"] [WhiteElo "2636"] [BlackElo "2767"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "83"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 23,83,-7,-7,-3,0,5,-3,-7,19,14,18,20,21,20,10,13,6,3,0,-10,0,0,0,0,0,-6, 0,0,0,-7,-6,-19,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,14,16,19,19,21,14,20,20,21, 0,3,4]} 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 {[%cal Bb1c3,Bc3d5,Bd5e3,Be3f5][%mdl 32] C67: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence: 4 0-0 Nxe4} Ne8 10. Nd5 Bd6 11. Re2 c6 12. Ne3 Be7 { LiveBook: 3 Games. The position is equal.} 13. Nf5 Bf6 14. Qe1 d5 15. Ne7+ Kh8 {[#] Strongly threatening ...Be6.} (15... Bxe7 $5 16. Rxe7 Nd6 $15) 16. Nxc8 Rxc8 {[#]} 17. d3 $146 Nd6 18. Qb4 a5 19. Qg4 b5 20. c3 d4 21. cxd4 b4 22. d5 cxd5 23. Bf4 g6 24. Be5 Bxe5 25. Rxe5 Qf6 26. Qd4 Rc2 27. Rb1 Rfc8 (27... Nb5 $5 28. Qe3 $8 d4 $11) 28. Rxd5 Qxd4 29. Rxd4 Nf5 30. Rc4 R8xc4 31. dxc4 $11 { [%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} Nd4 32. Rd1 Ne6 33. Rd5 a4 34. Ra5 Rxb2 35. Rxa4 Kg7 36. Ra5 Kf6 37. h4 Nd4 38. c5 Rc2 39. Ra6+ Ke5 40. Rb6 Rxa2 41. Rxb4 Ra1 { [#] Threatens to win with ...Ne2+.} 42. g3 {Precision: White = 80%, Black = 76%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.03.31"] [Round "1"] [White "Bluebaum, Matthias"] [Black "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D12"] [WhiteElo "2616"] [BlackElo "2735"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "50"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 11,50,20,33,22,17,26,20,27,5,20,16,0,35,-77,-5,-6,-6,-6,-6,-11,-8,-11, -8,-7,-13,-5,-9,-8,-6,-37,-36,-118,-120,-93,-93,-94,-94,-249,-247,-809,-809]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bf5 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nh4 Bg6 7. Bd2 {D12: Slav Defence: 3 Nf3 Nf6 4 e3 Bf5} Nbd7 8. Nxg6 hxg6 9. c5 {The position is equal.} ( 9. Qb3 Rb8 10. cxd5 cxd5 11. Bd3 a6 12. e4 dxe4 13. Nxe4 Nxe4 14. Bxe4 Rh4 15. f4 Bd6 {1/2-1/2 (32) Krasenkow,M (2651)-Sasikiran,K (2677) Germany 2017}) 9... e5 10. b4 Be7 11. b5 O-O $146 ({Predecessor:} 11... exd4 12. exd4 Nf8 13. bxc6 bxc6 14. Qa4 Qd7 {1/2-1/2 (45) Baumgartner,U (2381)-Mauro,L (2325) ICCF email 2016}) 12. Qa4 (12. bxc6 $14 bxc6 13. Be2) 12... Re8 ({Black should try} 12... exd4 $17 13. exd4 Re8) 13. bxc6 $11 bxc6 14. Be2 exd4 15. exd4 {[#]} Nxc5 $1 { [%mdl 512]} 16. dxc5 d4 17. O-O dxc3 18. Bxc3 Bxc5 19. Bf3 Rc8 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black fights for an advantage.} 20. Bxc6 {Hoping for Rad1.} (20. Rad1 {seems wilder.} Qb6 21. g3 Qb5 22. Qc2 Nd5 23. a4) 20... Re2 21. Bf3 {[#]} (21. Be1 $15) 21... Rxf2 $1 $17 {[%mdl 512]} 22. Rxf2 Bxf2+ 23. Kxf2 {aiming for Bd4.} Rxc3 24. Qxa7 $2 {[#]} (24. Rd1 $17 Qe7 25. Kf1) 24... Ne4+ $1 $19 25. Kg1 $2 { [#]} (25. Bxe4 Qh4+ 26. Kg1 Qxe4 27. Rf1) 25... Ra3 $1 {[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 34%, Black = 74%.} 0-1 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.01"] [Round "2"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Hou, Yifan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C24"] [WhiteElo "2843"] [BlackElo "2654"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "121"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 14,121,-7,-6,0,-16,-9,-4,-15,-18,-18,-12,-10,-17,-15,-17,-15,-20,0,-1,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,7,16,-6,-5,-1,-12,-12,16,14,9,4,38,5,40,41,34,34,41,9,19,16,26,16, 23,20,42,23,35,9,142,137,130,131,124,108,135,13,159,142,155,138,122,105,169, 167,168,168,163,164,162,161,155,155,147,143,154,137,191,166,173,162,166,162, 190,200,191,191,188,198,263,265,264,268,293,279,281,276,439,431,411,418,415, 414]} 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 c6 4. Qe2 Be7 5. Nf3 d6 6. c3 {C24: Bishop's Opening: 2...Nf6} Nbd7 7. Bb3 O-O 8. O-O {LiveBook: 9 Games. The position is equal.} a5 {[%cal Ba7a5,Ba5a4][%mdl 32]} 9. d4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9. a4 b5 10. Bc2 Ba6 11. axb5 cxb5 12. Nbd2 Qc7 13. d4 a4 {1-0 (32) Polgar,J (2680) -Gelfand,B (2758) Khanty-Mansiysk 2009}) 9... a4 10. Bc2 Re8 11. Re1 Bf8 12. Qd1 b5 13. Nbd2 {[%cal Bb1d2,Bd2f1,Bf1g3][%mdl 32]} Qc7 14. Nf1 g6 15. Bg5 h6 16. Bd2 Bg7 17. Ng3 Nb6 18. b3 axb3 19. axb3 Rxa1 20. Qxa1 Bg4 21. Qc1 Bxf3 22. gxf3 h5 23. Bh6 Qe7 24. Bxg7 Kxg7 25. Qg5 {And now Nf5+ would win.} Kh7 26. f4 Nfd7 (26... Nbd7 {feels hotter.} 27. Ra1 exf4 28. Qxf4 Nf8 29. b4 Kg7) 27. Qxe7 Rxe7 28. fxe5 dxe5 29. Rd1 Re8 30. dxe5 Nxe5 31. f4 Ng4 32. Rd6 Re6 33. Rd8 Kg7 34. Nf1 Rf6 (34... Nf6 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 35. h3 $16 Nh6 36. f5 $1 gxf5 37. Ng3 $1 {[%csl LRf5,LRh5][%cal Rg3h5]} Rg6 38. Kf2 (38. Kh2 $1 $16 Kh7 39. exf5) 38... fxe4 (38... Rg5 $11) 39. Nxh5+ ({Don't do} 39. Bxe4 $6 f5 $16) 39... Kh7 {and if ...f5 works, Black does fine.} 40. Bxe4 f5 41. Bg2 Nf7 (41... c5 $16 42. Nf4 Rf6) 42. Rf8 $18 Ne5 {[#]} 43. Nf4 $1 Rd6 44. Rxf5 Nbd7 45. Ke2 Kg7 46. h4 Nf7 47. Be4 Nde5 48. Nh5+ Kh6 (48... Kf8 $16 49. Ng3 Re6) 49. Ng3 Re6 50. Ke3 {aiming for Rxf7!} Kg7 51. Rf1 Kf8 52. Nf5 Ng4+ {[#]} 53. Kf4 $1 Nf6 54. Bf3 Nd5+ (54... Nd7 {was called for.} 55. Ra1 Nfe5) 55. Bxd5 $1 cxd5 { [%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} 56. Ra1 Kg8 57. Ra8+ Kh7 58. Ra7 Rf6 (58... Kg8 $142 59. Ne7+ Kf8) 59. h5 Kg8 60. Rd7 b4 61. cxb4 {Precision: White = 71%, Black = 44%.} 1-0 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.01"] [Round "2"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Naiditsch, Arkadij"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E70"] [WhiteElo "2794"] [BlackElo "2701"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "69"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,69,26,33,48,53,51,30,19,19,26,35,28,41,43,35,41,131,131,98,107,148, 147,160,171,186,162,154,154,166,159,279,273,360,359,366,361,329,352,360,352, 338,325,371,374,392,385,370,381,654,656]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3. e4 d6 4. d4 Bg7 5. Nge2 O-O 6. Ng3 e5 7. d5 a5 8. Be2 Na6 9. h4 h5 10. Bg5 Qe8 11. Qd2 Kh7 {LiveBook: 6 Games} 12. f3 {E70: King's Indian: Miscellaneous lines with 4 e4, including 5 Nge2 and 5 Bd3 0-0 6 Nge2} Ng8 13. Nb5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. O-O-O a4 14. Rdg1 f6 15. Be3 f5 16. exf5 gxf5 17. Nxh5 Qxh5 18. g4 Qe8 19. h5 a3 {1-0 (31) Kantor,G (2506)-Nitin,S (2415) Budapest 2017}) 13... b6 14. a3 { White has an edge.} Bd7 15. b4 f6 16. Be3 f5 17. exf5 gxf5 {[#] Hoping for ... f4.} 18. Bg5 $1 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has some pressure.} ({But not} 18. bxa5 f4 $17) 18... e4 (18... f4 $14 19. Ne4 Nf6) 19. Rb1 $16 exf3 20. gxf3 axb4 21. axb4 Bxb5 22. cxb5 Nb8 23. O-O Nd7 24. Rbc1 Ra7 25. Bd3 Qe5 (25... Kh8 $16 26. Nxf5 (26. Bxf5 Ne5 $16) 26... Qe5) 26. Nxh5 $18 {[%cal Bg3h5,Bh5f4,Bf4e6][%mdl 32]} Qxd5 27. Nf4 Qb3 28. Bc4 Qb2 29. Rc2 Qd4+ 30. Qxd4 Bxd4+ 31. Kg2 Be5 32. Ne6 Rc8 33. Nd8 d5 34. Nc6 Ra3 $2 {[#]} (34... dxc4 35. Nxa7 Ra8) 35. Bxd5 { Precision: White = 91%, Black = 62%.} 1-0 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.01"] [Round "2"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B48"] [WhiteElo "2789"] [BlackElo "2776"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "75"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,75,22,23,18,12,25,0,0,0,0,0,31,0,0,0,38,39,34,25,20,0,0,0,0,0,35,21, 41,41,30,38,37,36,44,45,46,41,73,70,88,88,92,89,83,85,134,151,143,144,156,145, 133,139,143,148,166,167,278,268]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3 a6 7. Qf3 {B48: Sicilian: Taimanov: 5 Nc3 Qc7 6 Be3 a6 without Be2} (7. Qd2 Nf6 8. f4 Bb4 9. Bd3 Na5 10. a3 Bxc3 11. Qxc3 Qxc3+ 12. bxc3 d5 13. exd5 exd5 14. Nb3 Nc4 15. Bd4 Ne4 {1-0 (57) Carlsen,M (2834)-Matlakov,M (2718) Wijk aan Zee 2018}) 7... Nf6 8. O-O-O Ne5 9. Qg3 b5 10. a3 {LiveBook: 4 Games} Bb7 {[#]} 11. Bxb5 $1 {[%mdl 512] Black should prevent Ba4.} Rc8 $146 ({ But not} 11... axb5 $6 12. Ndxb5 Qb8 13. Bb6 $16) ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 11... Bxa3 12. Bf4 Bd6 13. Nxe6 fxe6 14. Rxd6 Qxd6 15. Bxe5 {1-0 (37) Frolyanov,D (2534)-Khanin,S (2434) Kazan 2017} ) 12. Ba4 Nxe4 13. Nxe4 Bxe4 14. Bf4 Qc4 15. Bxe5 Qxa4 16. Rd2 $1 f6 17. Bd6 { Black must now prevent Re1.} Kf7 18. Re1 Bg6 $1 19. Bxf8 Rhxf8 20. Qd6 { [#] aiming for b3.} Kg8 {Hoping for ...e5.} 21. f4 Rfe8 22. Re3 Qc4 {And now .. .e5! would win.} 23. b3 $1 $36 {[%cal Rb3c4][%mdl 2048] White is pushing.} Qc7 24. Qxc7 Rxc7 25. Kb2 Rb8 26. g4 Bf7 27. a4 Rc5 28. Ne2 Rc7 29. Rd6 Ra7 30. Red3 Be8 31. f5 exf5 32. gxf5 Rc8 33. Nc3 Rc5 34. R3d5 Rc6 35. Ne4 Kf7 36. Rd3 Rac7 37. c4 g6 (37... Ke7 {is a better defense.} 38. R6d4 Kf8) 38. fxg6+ { Precision: White = 79%, Black = 62%.} 1-0 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.01"] [Round "2"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Bluebaum, Matthias"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C11"] [WhiteElo "2784"] [BlackElo "2631"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "71"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 15,71,10,10,-2,18,4,19,19,17,17,17,17,17,17,18,17,22,22,15,0,12,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,8,0,41,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Be7 {C11: French: Classical System: 4 e5 and 4 Bg5 dxe4} (6... Qb6 7. Be3 a6 8. a3 Nc6 9. Na4 Qa5+ 10. c3 c4 11. Be2 Be7 12. O-O O-O 13. b4 cxb3 14. Qxb3 Qc7 15. Bd3 f5 16. exf6 Nxf6 { 1-0 (45) Nepomniachtchi,I (2751)-Morozevich,A (2665) Moscow 2018}) 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 a6 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 9. Bd3 b5 10. Qf2 $146 {[%cal Rd4c5]} ({ Predecessor:} 10. O-O Nc6 11. Be2 Bb7 12. a3 Qb6 13. Rad1 cxd4 14. Nxd4 Bc5 { 1-0 (31) Quattrocchi,G-Rebaudo,N ICCF email 1997}) 10... Nc6 11. dxc5 Qa5 12. O-O {Black must now prevent a3.} b4 13. Ne2 Nxc5 14. Nfd4 Nxd4 15. Nxd4 Qc7 16. Nb3 Nxb3 17. axb3 a5 18. Bb6 Qc6 19. Bd4 ({Avoid the trap} 19. Rxa5 $2 Rxa5 20. g3 Ra2 $19) 19... Bd8 20. g4 Ba6 21. f5 Bxd3 22. cxd3 f6 23. Rac1 Qd7 24. fxe6 (24. g5 {keeps more tension.} fxe5 25. fxe6 Qe8 26. Qxf8+ Qxf8 27. Rxf8+ Kxf8 28. Bxe5 Bxg5 29. Rc7) 24... Qxe6 {The position is equal.} 25. Qf5 Qxf5 26. Rxf5 fxe5 27. Rxf8+ ({Reject} 27. Rxe5 Rf4 $17) 27... Kxf8 28. Bxe5 $11 { [%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} Kf7 29. Kf2 Ra6 30. Kf3 Bf6 31. Rc7+ Kg6 32. d4 Re6 33. Kf4 Bg5+ $1 34. Kf3 Bf6 35. Kf4 Bg5+ $1 36. Kf3 {Precision: White = 75%, Black = 78%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.01"] [Round "2"] [White "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Black "Meier, Georg"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C02"] [WhiteElo "2735"] [BlackElo "2648"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "77"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 13,77,10,22,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,21,35,60,60,62,62,63,59,61,61,61,61,59,43,41, 34,40,22,33,30,19,20,74,77,78,79,80,79,71,66,68,79,251,223,228,127,279,281,290, 294,388,370,386,391,391,390,379,373,554,545,1072,1020,29992,29993,29994,29994] } 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Qb6 6. a3 Nh6 7. b4 {C02: French: Advance Variation} cxd4 {LiveBook: 907 Games} 8. b5 (8. cxd4 Nf5 9. Be3 Bd7 10. Bd3 Rc8 11. O-O Nxe3 12. fxe3 Be7 13. Qe1 f6 14. exf6 Bxf6 15. Kh1 a5 16. b5 Ne7 17. Nc3 O-O 18. Na4 Qd6 19. Qxa5 {1-0 (33) McShane,L (2644)-Howell,D (2702) Llandudno 2017}) 8... Na5 $1 9. Bxh6 $146 {The position is equal.} ({ Predecessor:} 9. Nxd4 Bc5 10. Be3 Nf5 11. Nxf5 exf5 12. Bd4 f4 13. Be2 Bf5 14. O-O O-O {0-1 (29) Gregory,S (2173)-Buckley,S (2237) Torquay 2002}) 9... gxh6 10. cxd4 Bd7 11. Nbd2 Rc8 12. a4 Qc7 13. Bd3 Qc3 14. Ke2 Be7 15. Rc1 Qxc1 16. Qxc1 Rxc1 17. Rxc1 Bd8 18. Nf1 Bb6 19. Rc3 Ke7 20. Ng3 a6 21. Ke3 axb5 22. axb5 Nc4+ (22... Ra8 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 23. Bxc4 $16 Rc8 24. Nd2 Ba5 25. Rc2 {[#] aiming for Bd3.} dxc4 26. Nge4 c3 27. Nb1 Rg8 $2 ({Don't go for} 27... Bxb5 $2 28. Nd6 $18) (27... Rc4 $16 {keeps fighting.}) 28. Nbxc3 $18 Rxg2 {[#]} 29. Nd6 (29. d5 $1 $18) 29... Rxh2 $2 (29... Bxc3 $16 {was necessary.} 30. Rxc3 b6) 30. Nxb7 Bb6 31. Nc5 h5 32. Nxd7 Kxd7 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 33. Ne4 h4 34. Rc6 Bd8 35. Nc5+ Ke8 (35... Ke7 $142 36. b6 Bxb6) 36. b6 Rh1 37. b7 h3 38. b8=Q h2 39. Rc8 {Precision: White = 72%, Black = 42%.} 1-0 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.02"] [Round "3"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2776"] [BlackElo "2794"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.02"] [Round "3"] [White "Naiditsch, Arkadij"] [Black "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2701"] [BlackElo "2735"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.02"] [Round "3"] [White "Hou, Yifan"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2654"] [BlackElo "2789"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.02"] [Round "3"] [White "Meier, Georg"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2648"] [BlackElo "2784"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.02"] [Round "3"] [White "Bluebaum, Matthias"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2631"] [BlackElo "2843"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.04"] [Round "4"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2843"] [BlackElo "2789"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.04"] [Round "4"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Hou, Yifan"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2794"] [BlackElo "2654"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.04"] [Round "4"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Naiditsch, Arkadij"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2784"] [BlackElo "2701"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.04"] [Round "4"] [White "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2735"] [BlackElo "2776"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.04"] [Round "4"] [White "Bluebaum, Matthias"] [Black "Meier, Georg"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2631"] [BlackElo "2648"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.05"] [Round "5"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2789"] [BlackElo "2794"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.05"] [Round "5"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2776"] [BlackElo "2784"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.05"] [Round "5"] [White "Naiditsch, Arkadij"] [Black "Bluebaum, Matthias"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2701"] [BlackElo "2631"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.05"] [Round "5"] [White "Hou, Yifan"] [Black "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2654"] [BlackElo "2735"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.05"] [Round "5"] [White "Meier, Georg"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2648"] [BlackElo "2843"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.06"] [Round "6"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2843"] [BlackElo "2794"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.06"] [Round "6"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Hou, Yifan"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2784"] [BlackElo "2654"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.06"] [Round "6"] [White "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2735"] [BlackElo "2789"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.06"] [Round "6"] [White "Meier, Georg"] [Black "Naiditsch, Arkadij"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2648"] [BlackElo "2701"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.06"] [Round "6"] [White "Bluebaum, Matthias"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2631"] [BlackElo "2776"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.07"] [Round "7"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2794"] [BlackElo "2735"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.07"] [Round "7"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2789"] [BlackElo "2784"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.07"] [Round "7"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Meier, Georg"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2776"] [BlackElo "2648"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.07"] [Round "7"] [White "Naiditsch, Arkadij"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2701"] [BlackElo "2843"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.07"] [Round "7"] [White "Hou, Yifan"] [Black "Bluebaum, Matthias"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2654"] [BlackElo "2631"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.08"] [Round "8"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2843"] [BlackElo "2735"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.08"] [Round "8"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2784"] [BlackElo "2794"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.08"] [Round "8"] [White "Naiditsch, Arkadij"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2701"] [BlackElo "2776"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.08"] [Round "8"] [White "Meier, Georg"] [Black "Hou, Yifan"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2648"] [BlackElo "2654"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.08"] [Round "8"] [White "Bluebaum, Matthias"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2631"] [BlackElo "2789"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.09"] [Round "9"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Bluebaum, Matthias"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2794"] [BlackElo "2631"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.09"] [Round "9"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Meier, Georg"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2789"] [BlackElo "2648"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.09"] [Round "9"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2776"] [BlackElo "2843"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.09"] [Round "9"] [White "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2735"] [BlackElo "2784"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] * [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Karlsruhe"] [Date "2018.04.09"] [Round "9"] [White "Hou, Yifan"] [Black "Naiditsch, Arkadij"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "2654"] [BlackElo "2701"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] *
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe GER (GER), 31 iii-9 iv 2018 cat. XX (2736)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Vitiugov, Nikita g RUS 2735 * . . . . . 1 1 . . 2
2. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2843 . * . . ½ . . . . 1 2912
3. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2794 . . * . . 1 ½ . . . 2867
4. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2789 . . . * . ½ . . 1 . 2931
5. Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2784 . ½ . . * . . ½ . . 1 2737
6. Naiditsch, Arkadij g AZE 2701 . . 0 ½ . * . . . . ½ 2598
7. Meier, Georg g GER 2648 0 . ½ . . . * . . . ½ 2571
8. Bluebaum, Matthias g GER 2631 0 . . . ½ . . * . . ½ 2566
9. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2776 . . . 0 . . . . * ½ ½ 2528
10. Hou, Yifan g CHN 2654 . 0 . . . . . . ½ * ½ 2616
Round 1 (March 31, 2018)
Caruana, Fabiano - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 59 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Naiditsch, Arkadij - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 44 A48 King's Indian Defence /c2-c4
Meier, Georg - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 42 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Bluebaum, Matthias - Vitiugov, Nikita 0-1 25 D12 Slav Defence
Anand, Viswanathan - Hou, Yifan ½-½ 48 A15 English counter King's Fianchetto
Round 2 (April 1, 2018)
Vitiugov, Nikita - Meier, Georg 1-0 39 C02 French Advance
Carlsen, Magnus - Hou, Yifan 1-0 61 C24 Bishop's Opening
Aronian, Levon - Naiditsch, Arkadij 1-0 35 E70 King's Indian Fianchetto
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 38 B48 Sicilian Paulsen
Caruana, Fabiano - Bluebaum, Matthias ½-½ 36 C11 French Defence
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