9th London Chess Classic 2017 R6


9th London Chess Classic 2017 R6

# Name Classic +/− Rapid Blitz Age
1 Carlsen 2832.4 −4.6 2908.0 2986.0 27
2 ↑2 Caruana 2807.8 +8.8 2751.0 2804.0 25

London Chess Classic Round 6 and GM Hikaru has White vs Magnus Carlsen (photo johnchess) - will it be Hikaru's day? He's already advanced 'Harry the h-pawn'...

[Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.08"] [Round "6"] [White "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C45"] [WhiteElo "2781"] [BlackElo "2837"] [Annotator "AlexYermo"] [PlyCount "145"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. e5 Qe7 7. Qe2 Nd5 8. h4 Bb7 9. c4 Nb6 10. Rh3 Qe6 11. f4 O-O-O 12. a4 d5 13. a5 Nxc4 14. b3 Bb4+ 15. Kf2 Nxa5 16. Bd2 c5 17. Rxa5 Bxa5 18. Bxa5 Qf5 19. Nc3 Qxf4+ 20. Kg1 Rhe8 21. Nb5 a6 22. Rf3 Qxe5 23. Qxe5 Rxe5 24. Bxc7 Ree8 25. Bxd8 Rxd8 26. Na3 Rd7 27. Bd3 Kd8 28. Bxh7 g6 29. h5 gxh5 30. Rf6 Ke7 31. Rb6 Rc7 32. Nc2 a5 33. Ne3 c4 34. Bc2 Bc6 35. bxc4 dxc4 36. Ra6 a4 37. Bxa4 Be4 38. Ra5 Ke6 39. Rxh5 c3 40. Bb3+ Kd6 41. Bc2 Bxc2 42. Nxc2 Ke6 43. Kf2 f5 {[#]} 44. Rh3 {Hikaru's choice shows his desire to stabilize the situation.} ({He had a direct plan of bringing his king up, but there were many tactics to calculate.} 44. Ke3 $1 { is a very human move, in reply to which} Kf6 {is the toughest defense.} (44... Rc8 45. Nd4+ Kd7 46. Rh7+ Kd6 47. Kd3 $1 f4 (47... Rg8 48. Nxf5+ Ke5 49. Ne3) 48. Rh6+ $1 Ke5 49. Re6+ Kd5 {and finally,} 50. Rg6 $1 {[#] puts Black in Zugzwang.} Ke5 (50... Rc7 51. Rg5+ Kd6 52. Nb5+) 51. Nc6+ Kf5 52. Ne7+) 45. Kd4 Rc8 $1 (45... Rg7 {gets turned away by} 46. Ne3 f4 47. Nd5+ Kf7 48. Nxf4 $18) ( 45... f4 $5 {is a try, but the black king can never support the pawn, so White should be able to navigate his way to a win after} 46. Ke4 Rc4+ (46... Rg7 47. Rf5+ Ke6 48. Nd4+ Ke7 49. Kf3 Rg3+ 50. Kf2 Rd3 51. Ne2 $18) 47. Kf3 Kg6 48. Rh4 $1 Kg5 49. g3 $18) 46. Rh6+ (46. Rh3 Rg8 47. Ne1 c2 48. Rc3 Re8 49. Nxc2 Re2 $11) 46... Kg5 47. Rh3 {[#] the c3-pawn drops, and it has to over now, right?} f4 {Well, not quite.} (47... Kg4 48. Ne3+ Kg5 49. Rg3+ Kh5 50. Nc2 {is an important step forward, as the black king is now cut off on the h-file.}) 48. Rxc3 {We're making progress now, but there's still a lot of work to be done.} Rd8+ 49. Ke4 Kg4 50. Nd4 (50. Rf3 Rh8 $3 {is surprisingly a draw.}) 50... Re8+ 51. Kd5 Rd8+ 52. Ke5 Ra8 {I must admit I don't see a forced win here. Nevertheless, I would have gone for this position, hoping to find a solution over the board.}) ({There was also a rather mechanical plan of rounding up the c-pawn:} 44. Rh1 Ke5 45. Rc1 f4 $1 (45... Ke4 46. Na3 $1 Rc5 47. Nb1 c2 48. Na3 {aiming for a pawn ending:} Kd3 (48... Rc3 49. Nxc2 Kf4 {would have been nice for Black if it wasn't for knight forks:} 50. Ne1 $18) 49. Rxc2 Rxc2+ 50. Nxc2 Kxc2 51. Ke3 $18) 46. Na3 Rc5 47. Nb1 c2 {[#] Look out!} 48. Nd2 {is the only way to win.} ({Not} 48. Na3 {because Black has the amazing resource} f3 $3 49. gxf3 Rc3 50. Nxc2 Kf6 {staying away from the forks and keeping White tied up.}) 48... Rc8 49. Nf3+ Ke4 50. Ne1 $18 {Remember this position, it represents White ultimate goal in this entire endgame.}) 44... Ke5 45. Rd3 Kf4 46. Rd4+ Kg5 47. Kf3 Rc8 48. Ra4 Rc7 49. Ra8 Kf6 50. Ra6+ Kg5 {Carlsen's defensive plan is taking shape. He avoids playing his pawn to f4, while keeping his king ready for counterattack should White attempt to move his king to the Q-side. Hikaru has to regroup.} 51. Nd4 $3 {[#]} Rc4 $1 ({Magnus avoids a devilish trap:} 51... c2 $2 {loses to a mating attack!} 52. Ne6+ Kh4 (52... Kh5 53. Nf4+ Kg5 54. Rg6+ Kh4 55. g3#) 53. g3+ Kh3 54. Nf4+ Kh2 55. Rh6+ Kg1 56. Ne2+ Kf1 57. Rh1# {The knight, as an extra piece, still has its limitations when it comes to playing on both sides of the board. It's strength, however, is in tactical motifs.}) 52. Ne6+ ({A good chance to get on the winning track was} 52. Ne2 $1 c2 53. Ra1 Kf6 54. Rc1 Kg5 55. Kf2 Kg4 {and now the final knight transfer:} 56. Ng1 Kf4 57. Nf3 Rc8 58. Ne1 $18) 52... Kf6 53. Nf4+ Ke5 54. Nd3+ Kd5 55. Ra2 (55. Ra5+ Kd4 56. Nf4 {was an idea, as} c2 57. Ne2+ Kd3 58. Rd5+ { ends in mate. This and similar lines illustrate the difficulty of playing such endgames. One has to calculate variations all the time!}) 55... Kd4 56. Nc1 c2 57. Ra5 Rc3+ 58. Kf4 Rc8 59. Rxf5 $2 {A tragic miss.} (59. Ra3 $1 Rc5 60. Rd3+ Kc4 61. Re3 Rc7 62. Kxf5 {would have clinched it for Nakamura.}) 59... Re8 60. Rf7 (60. Ra5 Re1 61. Ra1 Rd1 62. g4 Kc3 63. g5 Kb2 $11) 60... Re1 {Black will attack the knight that cannot leave the c-pawn unattended.} 61. Rd7+ Kc3 62. Rc7+ Kd2 63. Nb3+ Kd3 64. Nc5+ Kd4 65. Nb3+ Kd3 66. Nc5+ Kd4 67. Nb3+ Kd3 68. g4 Rf1+ 69. Kg5 Rb1 70. Nc5+ Ke3 71. Nb3 Kd3 72. Nc5+ Ke3 73. Nb3 1/2-1/2

"Excuse me, Mr Arbiter?" Magnus Carlsen summons the arbiter to ratify his 3-fold repetition claim vs GM Hikaru - a great escape for the champ London Chess Classic (photo johnchess)

Nakamura has mate in 45 moves

Magnus can't believe his eyes

[Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.08"] [Round "6"] [White "Adams, Michael"] [Black "Nepomniachtchi, Ian"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B90"] [WhiteElo "2715"] [BlackElo "2729"] [Annotator "RC"] [PlyCount "171"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:3600+30"] 1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:30]} d6 {[%emt 0: 00:30]} 3. d4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} cxd4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 4. Nxd4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 5. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:30]} a6 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 6. a4 { [%emt 0:00:30]} g6 {[%emt 0:03:04]} 7. Be2 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Bg7 {[%emt 0:00:30] } 8. O-O {[%emt 0:00:30]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:30]} 9. Be3 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Nc6 { [%emt 0:00:30]} 10. Qd2 {[%emt 0:00:32]} Nxd4 {[%emt 0:02:47]} 11. Bxd4 { [%emt 0:00:30]} Be6 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 12. a5 {[%emt 0:10:00]} Rc8 {[%emt 0:00: 30]} 13. Rfd1 {[%emt 0:07:13]} Qc7 {[%emt 0:03:03]} 14. h3 {[%emt 0:03:47]} Rfe8 {[%emt 0:00:47]} 15. Ra3 {[%emt 0:14:31]} Nd7 {[%emt 0:02:06]} 16. Bxg7 { [%emt 0:06:05]} Kxg7 {[%emt 0:01:34]} 17. Qd4+ {[%emt 0:00:30]} Kg8 {[%emt 0: 00:53]} 18. Rd2 {[%emt 0:07:38]} Qc5 {[%emt 0:02:24]} 19. Qxc5 {[%emt 0:02:12]} Rxc5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 20. Nd5 {[%emt 0:01:34]} Bxd5 {[%emt 0:03:44]} 21. exd5 { [%emt 0:00:30]} b5 {[%emt 0:00:35]} 22. axb6 {[%emt 0:07:05]} Nxb6 {[%emt 0:01: 24]} 23. Rxa6 {[%emt 0:05:31]} Nxd5 {[%emt 0:03:47]} 24. c3 {[%emt 0:02:40]} Nc7 {[%emt 0:02:08]} 25. Rb6 {[%emt 0:02:31]} d5 {[%emt 0:02:13]} 26. Rb7 { [%emt 0:01:56]} e6 {[%emt 0:01:26]} 27. Rd3 {[%emt 0:07:11]} Na8 {[%emt 0:02: 55]} 28. Rd4 {[%emt 0:05:51]} Rc7 {[%emt 0:00:42]} 29. Rdb4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:39]} 30. f4 {[%emt 0:06:31]} Ree7 {[%emt 0:03:58]} 31. Rxc7 { [%emt 0:00:34]} Rxc7 {[%emt 0:04:01]} 32. Rb8 {[%emt 0:02:40]} Ra7 {[%emt 0:00: 30]} 33. b4 {[%emt 0:01:45]} Nc7 {[%emt 0:01:46]} 34. b5 {[%emt 0:06:20]} Ra8 { [%emt 0:00:30]} 35. Rb7 {[%emt 0:01:10]} Ne8 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 36. c4 {[%emt 0: 05:00]} Nd6 {[%emt 0:05:40]} 37. Rc7 {[%emt 0:00:30]} dxc4 {[%emt 0:01:00]} 38. Bxc4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Ra1+ {[%emt 0:00:30]} 39. Kf2 {[%emt 0:00:54]} Rc1 { [%emt 0:00:40]} 40. b6 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Nxc4 {[%emt 1:00:30]} 41. b7 {[%emt 1: 00:30]} Rb1 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 42. Rxc4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Rxb7 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 43. Ra4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} h6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 44. Ra5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rb2+ { [%emt 0:00:00]} 45. Kf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rb3+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} 46. Kf2 { [%emt 0:00:00]} Rd3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 47. h4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rd5 {[%emt 0:00: 00]} 48. Ra7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} g5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 49. hxg5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} hxg5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 50. fxg5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rxg5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 51. g3 { [%emt 0:00:00]} Kg6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 52. Kf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rf5+ {[%emt 0:00: 00]} 53. Kg2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rb5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 54. Re7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 55. Kf2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} f6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 56. Re8 {[%emt 0: 00:00]} Kf5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 57. Rf8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rb3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 58. Kg2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rb2+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} 59. Kf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rb3+ { [%emt 0:00:00]} 60. Kg2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Ke6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 61. Kf2 {[%emt 0: 00:00]} Ra3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 62. Re8+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kf5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 63. Rf8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Ra7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 64. Kf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rg7 { [%emt 0:00:00]} 65. Re8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kg5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 66. Re6 {[%emt 0: 00:00]} Rg8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 67. Re7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kf5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 68. Rh7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Ra8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 69. Rh5+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kg6 { [%emt 0:00:00]} 70. Rh4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} f5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 71. Rb4 {[%emt 0: 00:00]} Kg5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 72. Rb7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e4+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} 73. Ke3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Ra3+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} 74. Kf2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Ra2+ { [%emt 0:00:00]} 75. Ke3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kg4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 76. Rg7+ { [%emt 0:01:08]} Kh3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 77. Rg5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Ra3+ {[%emt 0:00: 00]} 78. Kf2 {[%emt 0:01:16]} Rf3+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} 79. Ke1 {[%emt 0:01:05]} Kg2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 80. Ke2 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Rf2+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} 81. Ke3 { [%emt 0:00:47]} Kf1 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 82. g4 {[%emt 0:03:34]} Rf3+ {[%emt 0:00: 00]} 83. Kd4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} e3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 84. Rxf5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Rxf5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 85. Kxe3 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Rf8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 86. Kd4 0-1
[Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.08"] [Round "6"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C42"] [WhiteElo "2789"] [BlackElo "2799"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "72"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 23,72,32,30,25,31,31,32,20,30,30,25,6,7,6,7,10,22,20,19,15,25,27,26,0,0, 0,0,0,0,-3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. c4 c6 9. Re1 Bf5 10. Qb3 Qd7 {C42: Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves} 11. Nc3 Nxc3 12. Bxf5 Qxf5 {LiveBook: 10 Games. White is slightly better.} 13. Qxb7 Qd7 14. Qxd7 $1 (14. Qxa8 $2 {perishes.} Na4 $19) 14... Nxd7 15. c5 {[#]} Bxh2+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} 16. Nxh2 Ne4 {[#]} 17. f3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 17. Bf4 Rfe8 18. f3 { 1/2-1/2 (53) Svidler,P (2728)-Ivanchuk,V (2750) Morelia/Linares 2007}) 17... Ng3 18. Bf4 Nf5 19. Rad1 Rfe8 20. Rxe8+ Rxe8 21. g4 Ne7 22. Rd3 Nf8 23. Rb3 Ne6 {The position is equal.} 24. Be3 Ng6 25. Kf2 Ngf4 26. Rb7 Kf8 27. Nf1 Re7 28. Rb8+ Re8 29. Rb7 Re7 30. Rb8+ Re8 31. Rxe8+ Kxe8 32. Bxf4 Nxf4 $11 {KN-KN} 33. Ke3 $1 {[%cal Re3f4]} Ng2+ 34. Kf2 Nf4 35. Ke3 $1 {[%cal Re3f4]} Ng2+ 36. Kf2 Nf4 {Precision: White = 87%, Black = 95%.} 1/2-1/2
[Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.08"] [Round "6"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C88"] [WhiteElo "2788"] [BlackElo "2805"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "75"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 23,75,27,24,3,10,5,11,24,88,101,86,0,0,-8,7,8,116,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,62,-162,-162,-155,-160,-148,-146,-143,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 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 dxe5 11. Nbd2 {C88: Closed Ruy Lopez: Anti-Marshall Systems} Bc5 12. a5 Be6 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 13. Bxe6 $146 {White has an edge.} ({ Predecessor:} 13. Qe2 Qe7 14. Bc4 Nd4 15. Nxd4 Bxd4 16. Nb3 Rfd8 17. Nxd4 Bxc4 18. Nf5 Qe6 {0-1 (57) Dominguez Perez,L (2739)-Aronian,L (2799) Saint Louis 2017}) 13... fxe6 14. Qe2 {Threatening Qc4.} Ng4 15. Rf1 Bxf2+ (15... Nd4 $1 $11 16. Qc4 (16. Nxd4 Rxf2 17. Rxf2 Qxd4 $17) 16... Qd6) 16. Rxf2 $16 {Hoping for Rf1.} Nd4 17. Qc4 (17. Qd3 $1 $16) 17... Nxf2 $11 18. Kxf2 Qh4+ 19. Kg1 Qg4 {[#]} (19... Qf4 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 20. h3 (20. Qd3 $1 $16) 20... Qg3 21. Qd3 $1 {[#]} ({Wrong is} 21. Nxd4 $2 Rf2 $19) 21... Rxf3 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 22. Nxf3 Rf8 $1 23. Nxd4 Qe1+ $1 24. Kh2 Rf1 25. Qxf1 $1 Qxf1 26. Nf3 ({ Of course not} 26. Nxe6 Qc4 $17) 26... c5 (26... Qc4 $11) 27. b3 $2 (27. Nxe5 $14 Qe1 28. Nf3 Qxe4 29. Bd2) 27... Qd1 $19 28. Bb2 Qxc2 29. Bxe5 Qxb3 { Strongly threatening ...Qc2.} 30. Rf1 {[#]} h6 ({Black should try} 30... Qc2 $1 $17 {Threatens to win with ...b3.} 31. Kg3 c4) 31. Rf2 $1 $11 {The position is equal.} c4 {[%cal Bc5c4,Bc4c3][%mdl 32] aiming for ...c3.} 32. Rd2 $1 {[%cal Rd2d8] White wants to play Rd8+.} c3 33. Rd8+ Kf7 $1 34. Rc8 Qb1 35. Rc7+ Ke8 36. Rc8+ Kf7 37. Rc7+ Ke8 38. Rc8+ {Precision: White = 56%, Black = 52%.} 1/2-1/2
Anand: "We've been playing this game for 600 years, apparently all it takes is 4 hours"
[Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.08"] [Round "6"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A18"] [WhiteElo "2782"] [BlackElo "2760"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "40"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 14,40,33,27,25,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,10,0,0,0,26,0,25,33,33,0,0,0,25,0,0]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 d5 4. e5 d4 5. exf6 dxc3 6. bxc3 Qxf6 7. Nf3 e5 8. d4 {[%cal Bd2d4,Bd4d5][%mdl 32]} Nc6 {A18: English Opening: Flohr-Mikenas System (1 c4 Nf6 2 Nc3 e6 3 e4)} 9. Bg5 Qg6 {Threatens to win with ...e4.} 10. d5 Nb8 11. h4 {[%cal Bh2h4,Bh4h5][%mdl 32]} h6 12. h5 Qa6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12... Qd6 13. Be3 Nd7 14. c5 Nxc5 15. Bb5+ {1-0 (32) Adhiban,B (2671)-Wei,Y (2740) Hoogeveen 2017}) 13. Be3 Nd7 14. Bd3 Ba3 15. O-O $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is more active.} Qd6 16. Nh4 {aiming for Nf5.} O-O 17. Nf5 Qf6 18. Ng3 Qh4 19. Nf5 Qf6 20. Ng3 Qh4 {Precision: White = 62%, Black = 76%.} 1/2-1/2
9th London Classic 2017 London (ENG), 29 xi-11 xii 2017 cat. XXII (2779)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2799 * ½ ½ ½ ½ . . 1 1 . 4 2908
2. Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2729 ½ * ½ . . ½ ½ ½ . 1 2831
3. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2805 ½ ½ * ½ . ½ . ½ ½ . 3 2774
4. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2789 ½ . ½ * ½ ½ ½ . . ½ 3 2787
5. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2837 ½ . . ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ . 3 2783
6. So, Wesley g USA 2788 . ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ . . ½ 3 2776
7. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2781 . ½ . ½ ½ ½ * . ½ ½ 3 2773
8. Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2760 0 ½ ½ . ½ . . * ½ ½ 2720
9. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2782 0 . ½ . ½ . ½ ½ * ½ 2725
10. Adams, Michael g ENG 2715 . 0 . ½ . ½ ½ ½ ½ * 2714
Round 1 (December 1, 2017)
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 28 C84 Ruy Lopez Centre Attack
Carlsen, Magnus - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 54 D27 QGA
So, Wesley - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 31 A04 Dutch System
Nakamura, Hikaru - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 44 A05 Various
Adams, Michael - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 30 A13 Reti Opening
Round 2 (December 3, 2017)
Caruana, Fabiano - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 31 C84 Ruy Lopez Centre Attack
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 47 B77 Sicilian Modern Dragon
So, Wesley - Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 27 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Karjakin, Sergey - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 30 C50 Giuoco Piano
Anand, Viswanathan - Adams, Michael ½-½ 48 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 3 (December 4, 2017)
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 31 A07 Barcza System
Aronian, Levon - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 33 E00 Catalan
Carlsen, Magnus - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 31 E04 Catalan
Nakamura, Hikaru - So, Wesley ½-½ 31 A33 English Symmetrical
Adams, Michael - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 58 B51 Sicilian Rossolimo
Round 4 (December 5, 2017)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 42 C53 Giuoco Piano
So, Wesley - Adams, Michael ½-½ 31 A07 Barcza System
Nakamura, Hikaru - Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 32 B91 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.g3
Karjakin, Sergey - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 42 B48 Sicilian Paulsen
Anand, Viswanathan - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 31 C88 Ruy Lopez Closed
Round 5 (December 6, 2017)
Caruana, Fabiano - Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 39 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 30 E35 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Aronian, Levon - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 25 D70 Gruenfeld Defence
Carlsen, Magnus - So, Wesley ½-½ 68 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Adams, Michael - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 32 B76 Sicilian Modern Dragon
Round 6 (December 8, 2017)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 36 C42 Petroff's Defence
So, Wesley - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 38 C88 Ruy Lopez Closed
Nakamura, Hikaru - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 73 C45 Scotch Game
Anand, Viswanathan - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 20 A18 English Opening
Adams, Michael - Nepomniachtchi, Ian 0-1 85 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
[Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.01"] [Round "1"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D27"] [WhiteElo "2837"] [BlackElo "2799"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "108"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 13,108,11,12,13,21,25,38,18,0,0,33,39,34,31,35,32,43,30,47,33,26,22,58, 52,60,55,57,54,53,64,70,56,57,45,55,40,63,35,64,18,50,17,14,16,21,20,50,49,34, 45,35,35,47,14,46,36,30,62,82,83,94,89,76,60,67,64,68,26,26,21,82,82,86,82,73, 75,74,79,74,48,45,16,16,16,21,8,8,8,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e3 Nf6 4. Bxc4 e6 5. Nf3 c5 6. O-O a6 7. Be2 {D27: Angenommenes Damengambit (Hauptvariante 7.e4, 7.a4)} (7. Nbd2 Nbd7 8. e4 b5 9. e5 bxc4 10. exf6 Nxf6 11. Nxc4 Bd7 12. Re1 Bb5 13. Nce5 Be7 14. a4 Bd7 15. Bg5 {1/2-1/2 (45) Grischuk,A (2782)-Caruana,F (2799) Saint Louis 2017}) 7... Nbd7 {LiveBook: 3 Partien} 8. Nc3 b6 $146 ({Vorgänger:} 8... Qc7 9. d5 exd5 10. Nxd5 Nxd5 11. Qxd5 Be7 12. Ng5 Ne5 13. e4 O-O 14. Bf4 {0-1 (48) Melkumyan,H (2653)-Paehtz,E (2459) Douglas 2016}) 9. e4 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Bb7 11. Be3 Bc5 12. f3 O-O 13. Qe1 Rc8 14. Qf2 b5 15. Rac1 Qe7 16. a4 bxa4 17. Nxa4 Bd6 18. Nb3 {[%cal Bd4b3,Bb3a5,Ba5c4] [%mdl 32]} Bc6 19. Nc3 Rb8 20. Na5 Ba8 21. Nc4 Bc5 22. Rfd1 Rfc8 23. Na4 Bxe3 24. Qxe3 Qb4 25. Qa3 h6 26. Kf1 {[%cal Bg1f1,Bf1f2,Bf2e3][%mdl 32]} (26. Ncb6 $5 Qxa3 27. Rxc8+ Rxc8 28. bxa3 Nxb6 29. Nxb6 $14) 26... g5 27. Rc3 (27. Ncb6 $5 Qxa3 28. Rxc8+ Rxc8 29. bxa3 Nxb6 30. Nxb6 $16) 27... a5 28. Qxb4 axb4 29. Rcc1 Kf8 30. Na5 Ke7 31. Kf2 Rxc1 32. Rxc1 Ne8 33. Ke3 Nd6 34. Nc5 Rc8 35. Nab3 f5 {[#]} 36. Nxd7 $1 Rxc1 37. Nxc1 Kxd7 $16 {[%mdl 4096] Endspiel KLS-KLS} 38. Nd3 fxe4 39. fxe4 {[%cal Bf3e4,Be4e5][%mdl 32]} Ke7 40. e5 Nf5+ 41. Kf2 Nd4 ( 41... b3 $1 $11) 42. Bd1 b3 43. Nb4 Bd5 {[#]} 44. g3 $1 {[%cal Bg2g3,Bg3g4] [%mdl 32]} Bc4 45. Ke3 Nf5+ 46. Ke4 Kd7 $1 47. g4 (47. Bg4 $5 {[%cal Rg4f5]}) 47... Ne7 {Die Stellung ist ausgeglichen.} 48. Kd4 Bf1 49. Bxb3 Be2 $1 50. h3 Bf1 51. Nd3 Nc6+ 52. Kc5 {Schwarz muss nun La4 beachten.} Bxd3 53. Ba4 Be4 { Und ...Kc7 würde nun gewinnen.} 54. Kb6 $1 Bd5 {Precision: Weiß = 67%, Schwarz = 62%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.01"] [Round "1"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A04"] [WhiteElo "2788"] [BlackElo "2789"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "61"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 13,61,9,10,4,10,1,8,-3,1,-3,17,19,10,9,9,9,15,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, -4,-4,-2,-13,-11,0,0,-3,-9,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. Nf3 c5 2. b3 b6 3. Bb2 Bb7 4. c4 Nf6 5. g3 e6 6. Bg2 {A30: Symmetrical English: Double Fianchetto and Hedgehog} Be7 7. Nc3 (7. O-O O-O 8. d4 d5 9. cxd5 Nxd5 10. dxc5 Bxc5 11. a3 a5 12. Nbd2 Na6 13. Qb1 Nf6 14. Ng5 {1-0 (14) Yu,Y (2749)-Xu,X (2536) Beijing 2017 }) 7... O-O {LiveBook: 10 Games. The position is equal.} 8. d4 d5 9. cxd5 Nxd5 10. dxc5 Nxc3 11. Bxc3 Qxd1+ 12. Rxd1 Bxc5 13. O-O Rc8 $146 14. Bb2 a5 15. a3 Bf8 16. Rc1 Nd7 17. Nd2 Bxg2 18. Kxg2 b5 19. Rfd1 Nc5 20. Bd4 f6 21. Bxc5 Rxc5 22. Rxc5 Bxc5 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 23. Nb1 Be7 24. Rc1 Rd8 25. Kf1 Kf7 26. Ke1 Ke8 27. Rc6 Rd6 28. Rc8+ Rd8 29. Rc6 Rd6 30. Rc8+ Rd8 31. Rc6 { Precision: White = 73%, Black = 88%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.01"] [Round "1"] [White "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A05"] [WhiteElo "2781"] [BlackElo "2782"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "87"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,87,2,21,0,0,6,41,31,44,3,28,30,31,28,41,45,41,28,29,29,24,18,5,0,13, 20,50,50,41,37,47,43,54,27,36,25,14,0,0,-93,-92,-88,-79,-72,-93,-77,-51,-66, -99,-114,0,0,0,0,0,-70,-72,-46,-8,-41,-48,-47,-50,-94,-95,-96,-49,-56,-35,-27, 0,0]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 c5 4. O-O g6 5. d4 (5. c3 Bg7 6. d4 cxd4 7. cxd4 O-O 8. Nc3 Ne4 9. Ng5 Nxc3 10. bxc3 h6 11. Nh3 Nc6 12. Nf4 e6 13. e4 dxe4 14. Bxe4 Bd7 15. d5 exd5 16. Bxd5 Ne5 17. Bxb7 {1/2-1/2 (28) Aronian,L (2799) -Anand,V (2783) Saint Louis 2017}) 5... cxd4 6. Nxd4 {A08: King's Indian Attack } Bg7 7. Nb3 Nc6 8. Nc3 e6 9. e4 d4 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 10. Na4 O-O 11. c3 { [%cal Rc3d4]} dxc3 12. Nxc3 e5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12... Qe7) 13. Be3 Bg4 14. f3 Be6 15. Nc5 Qe7 16. Nxe6 Qxe6 17. Qd2 Rfd8 18. Qf2 Bf8 19. h3 Bb4 20. Rac1 Rd3 21. Rfd1 Rad8 22. Rxd3 Rxd3 23. Bf1 Rd8 24. a3 Be7 25. g4 Kg7 26. Kh2 h6 27. h4 Nd4 28. g5 (28. Kh1 $11 {remains equal.}) 28... hxg5 $17 29. hxg5 Nh7 $1 {[%cal Rh7g5]} 30. Bh3 {[#]} Qb3 $1 31. f4 Nc6 {aiming for ...exf4.} 32. Nd5 exf4 33. Bxf4 Bxg5 (33... Nxg5 $17 34. Rc3 (34. Bxg5 Bxg5 35. Qc2 Qxc2+ 36. Rxc2 Nd4 $17) 34... Qb5) 34. Bxg5 $11 Nxg5 35. Qf6+ Kh6 36. Bg2 (36. Rc3 $1 $11 Qxb2+ 37. Bg2) 36... Nh7 $1 $36 {[%cal Rh7f6][%mdl 2048] Black has strong initiative.} 37. Qxf7 Rf8 38. Qc7 {Black must now prevent Rc3.} Qxb2 39. Rh1 Qf2 $1 40. Kh3 {White threatens Kg4+ and mate.} Rf7 41. Qg3 Qb2 42. Ne3 $1 Nf6 {...Nh5 is the strong threat.} 43. Bf3 $1 {Hoping for Rg1.} Kh7 {[#] And now .. .Kh8 would win.} ({Not} 43... Rh7 $2 {[#]} 44. Nf5+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} gxf5 45. exf5 $18) 44. Nf5 $1 {[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 52%, Black = 59%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.01"] [Round "1"] [White "Nepomniachtchi, Ian"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C84"] [WhiteElo "2729"] [BlackElo "2805"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "55"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 28,55,15,14,15,6,11,19,14,18,47,46,40,48,31,15,29,13,45,0,0,13,10,0,0,0, 14,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a3 O-O 9. Nc3 Bg4 10. Be3 Nd4 {C84: Closed Ruy Lopez: Unusual White 6th moves} 11. Bxd4 exd4 12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. Bxd5 Rc8 14. Bc6 Bf6 15. a4 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Bd7 16. Bxd7 Qxd7 17. Qd2 {[#]} Rfe8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 17... Qc6 18. b3 {1-0 (64) Vachier Lagrave,M (2804)-Aronian,L (2799) Tbilisi 2017}) 18. Rfe1 h6 19. axb5 axb5 20. Ra6 c5 21. h3 c4 22. Qb4 Qb7 23. Rea1 ({Much weaker is} 23. Rxd6 Be7 $17) 23... cxd3 {The position is equal.} 24. cxd3 d5 25. Ra7 Qc6 26. R7a6 Qb7 27. Ra7 Qc6 28. R7a6 {Precision: White = 68%, Black = 74%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.01"] [Round "1"] [White "Adams, Michael"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A13"] [WhiteElo "2715"] [BlackElo "2760"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "60"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,60,22,25,30,26,33,24,45,35,74,20,30,0,0,0,0,-1,0,0,0,0,0,-26,-12,-12, 0,0,2,0,0,0,10,0,0,0,0,0,12]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. g3 e6 3. Bg2 d5 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. Qa4+ Nbd7 6. Qxc4 a6 7. Qc2 c5 8. Nc3 Qc7 {A13: English Opening: 1...e6} (8... Bd6 9. O-O O-O 10. d4 Qe7 11. Rd1 h6 12. Bf4 Bxf4 13. gxf4 cxd4 14. Nxd4 Rd8 15. e3 Nf8 16. Na4 {1/2-1/2 (51) Grandelius,N (2649)-Carlsen,M (2851) Stavanger 2016}) 9. d4 b6 10. Bf4 Bd6 11. Bxd6 Qxd6 12. O-O Bb7 13. Rfd1 {LiveBook: 4 Games} O-O $146 ({Predecessor:} 13... Rc8 14. e4 cxd4 15. Nxd4 Qb8 16. Qe2 {1-0 (39) Andersen,M (2464)-Meijers,V (2478) Korbach 2012}) 14. e4 {[#] Hoping for e5.} cxd4 15. Nxd4 {aiming for e5!} Qc7 16. Rac1 Rac8 17. Qd2 (17. f4 $16) 17... Qb8 $1 $11 18. Qe2 b5 19. a3 g6 20. Qe3 Rfd8 21. h3 Ba8 22. Nde2 Kg7 23. b3 h5 24. Rd2 {The position is equal.} Qb6 25. Qxb6 Nxb6 26. Rxd8 Rxd8 27. e5 Nfd7 28. Bxa8 Rxa8 29. f4 Nc5 30. Nd4 Rd8 {Precision: White = 64%, Black = 57%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.03"] [Round "2"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C84"] [WhiteElo "2799"] [BlackElo "2805"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "61"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 27,61,18,18,8,16,14,17,14,14,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,17,-4,-6,-10,-8,-9,0, 0,0,-7,0,-6,0,-7,0,-12]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a3 O-O 9. Nc3 Bg4 10. Be3 Nd4 {C84: Spanische Partie (Mittelgambit)} 11. Bxd4 exd4 12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. Bxd5 Rc8 14. Bc6 Bf6 {LiveBook: 3 Partien. Die Stellung ist ausgeglichen.} 15. a4 Rb8 {[%cal Bc8b8,Bb8b6,Bb6b5] [%mdl 32]} (15... Bd7 16. Bxd7 Qxd7 17. Qd2 Qc6 18. b3 {1-0 (64) Vachier Lagrave,M (2804)-Aronian,L (2799) Tbilisi 2017}) 16. h3 $146 ({Vorgänger:} 16. axb5 axb5 17. Ra7 Rb6 18. Bd5 {1-0 (36) Kashlinskaya,A (2433)-Guseva,M (2352) Bilbao 2014}) 16... Be6 17. axb5 axb5 18. Qd2 Rb6 19. Bd5 Bxd5 20. exd5 b4 21. b3 Rb5 22. Ra4 Qb8 23. Re1 Qb6 24. Re4 Qc5 25. g4 g6 26. Kg2 Bg7 27. Re7 Bf6 28. Re4 Bg7 29. Re7 Bf6 30. Re2 Bg7 31. Re7 {Precision: Weiß = 66%, Schwarz = 56%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.03"] [Round "2"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B77"] [WhiteElo "2789"] [BlackElo "2781"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "93"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 32,93,-8,-53,12,20,56,0,138,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,77,0,0,0,29,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. Bc4 Bd7 10. h4 h5 11. Bb3 Rc8 12. O-O-O Ne5 13. Bg5 Rc5 14. Kb1 Re8 15. g4 { B78: Sicilian Dragon: Yugoslav Attack, 9 Bc4 Bd7 10 0-0-0 Rc8} (15. Bh6 a5 16. a4 Qb6 17. g4 Rxc3 18. bxc3 Nxf3 19. Nxf3 Nxe4 20. Qd3 Nxc3+ 21. Kc1 Bxh6+ 22. Ng5 Bg7 {1/2-1/2 (58) Karjakin,S (2771)-Carlsen,M (2881) Dubai 2014}) 15... hxg4 16. f4 Nc4 17. Qd3 {LiveBook: 4 Games} Na5 ({Black should play} 17... Qc8 $1 $15) 18. Bxf6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 18. h5 Nxh5 19. f5 Nxb3 20. Nxb3 Rxc3 21. bxc3 Qc7 22. fxg6 fxg6 {0-1 (69) Misiano,F (2265)-Cacciola,A (2118) Lugano 2015 }) 18... exf6 19. Bd5 {[#]} (19. f5 $1 $14) 19... Nc6 {[#]} (19... f5 $1 $11 { [%mdl 512]} 20. exf5 Bc6 21. Bxc6 Nxc6 22. Nxc6 bxc6 23. fxg6 Bxc3 24. bxc3 Qf6 ) 20. Nxc6 (20. Ndb5 $1 $16) 20... bxc6 {[#]} 21. Bxf7+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kxf7 22. Qxd6 Rxc3 23. Qxd7+ Qxd7 24. Rxd7+ Ke6 25. Rxg7 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} Rf3 26. Rxg6 Rxf4 {Strongly threatening ...Kf7.} 27. Rg1 Rxe4 28. R6xg4 Rxg4 29. Rxg4 {KR-KR} f5 (29... Kf5 $5 30. Rg1 $8 Rh8 $14) 30. Ra4 Rg8 { [%cal Rg8g1]} 31. b3 Rg4 32. Rxa7 f4 33. Kc1 f3 34. Kd2 Rxh4 (34... Re4 $11 { keeps the balance.} 35. Ra4 Re2+ 36. Kd3 Kf5) 35. Ra8 ({White should try} 35. Ke3 $16) 35... Rh2+ $1 ({Reject} 35... Rf4 $6 36. Ke1 $16) 36. Kd3 Kf5 37. a4 Kg4 {The position is equal.} 38. a5 {And now a6 would win.} Rh1 39. Rg8+ Kf4 $1 40. Rf8+ Kg3 41. Rg8+ Kf4 42. Rf8+ Kg3 43. b4 f2 44. Kd4 f1=Q 45. Rxf1 Rxf1 46. Kc5 Rc1 47. Kxc6 {Precision: White = 53%, Black = 76%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.03"] [Round "2"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Nepomniachtchi, Ian"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A50"] [WhiteElo "2788"] [BlackElo "2729"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "53"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 9,53,44,77,75,72,78,91,71,75,77,83,81,88,90,83,89,108,108,108,108,108, 116,104,103,116,83,95,76,79,31,35,0,0,-20,0,14,0,0,53,0,0,0,70,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. f3 d6 (3... e6 4. e4 c5 5. d5 d6 6. Nc3 Bg7 7. Nge2 exd5 8. cxd5 O-O 9. Ng3 a6 10. a4 h5 11. Be2 Qe8 12. Bf4 Qe7 13. Bg5 Qe8 14. Qd2 Nbd7 15. Bh6 Qe5 16. Bxg7 Kxg7 17. Bd3 Rb8 18. Rd1 {1-0 (49) So,W (2778) -Nepomniachtchi,I (2720) Dortmund 2015}) 4. e4 e5 5. Ne2 c5 6. d5 {E60: King's Indian: Unusual lines and Fianchetto Variation without Nc3} Nbd7 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 6... h5 7. h4 Bh6 8. Bxh6 Rxh6 9. Qd2 Rh8 10. Nbc3 Na6 11. Nc1 { 1-0 (39) Grischuk,A (2779)-Nepomniachtchi,I (2717) Khanty-Mansiysk 2013}) 7. Nbc3 a6 8. a4 {White is better.} Nh5 9. g3 Bg7 10. h4 f5 11. exf5 gxf5 12. g4 fxg4 13. fxg4 {[%cal Bf3g4,Bg4g5][%mdl 32]} Nf4 {[#]} 14. g5 $1 O-O 15. Ne4 Nb6 16. N2g3 Bd7 17. Rg1 Kh8 18. Bd2 {[#] aiming for Ba5.} Nc8 19. Nh5 Bf5 20. Neg3 (20. Nef6 $5) 20... Qd7 $36 {[%mdl 2048] ...Bg4 is the strong threat. Black is pushing.} 21. Nxg7 Qxg7 22. Nxf5 Rxf5 23. Qb3 Na7 (23... Rf8 $11) 24. Qb6 Nc8 25. Qb3 Na7 26. Qb6 (26. O-O-O $14) 26... Nc8 $1 $11 {[%cal Rc8b6]} 27. Qb3 { Precision: White = 56%, Black = 74%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.03"] [Round "2"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Adams, Michael"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C65"] [WhiteElo "2782"] [BlackElo "2715"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "95"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,95,10,11,3,11,26,31,20,43,8,17,4,12,-10,0,-14,0,0,0,0,18,0,13,16,22, 16,22,10,9,10,10,5,12,5,9,9,8,8,16,13,16,10,21,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,3,2,8,6,0,0,0, 0,0,2,8,0,7,4,2,2,8,8,8,4,8,8,10,17,8,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O {C65: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence (3...Nf6), unusual lines and 4 0-0 Bc5} d5 7. exd5 Qxd5 8. Bc4 Qd8 9. b4 Be7 10. Nbd2 Bf5 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 11. Qc2 a6 {Threatening ...b5.} 12. a4 Qd7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12... Nd5 13. Ne4 Bg4 {1/2-1/2 (21) Svidler,P (2745)-Eljanov,P (2741) Germany 2016}) 13. Bb2 Bd6 14. Ne4 Nxe4 {The position is equal.} 15. dxe4 Be6 16. Be2 f6 17. a5 Rfd8 18. Bc1 Qf7 19. Be3 Bf8 20. Rfb1 Bc4 21. Bxc4 Qxc4 22. Nd2 Qe6 23. Kf1 Na7 24. Bxa7 Rxa7 25. Qa2 Kf7 26. Ke2 (26. Nc4 {is interesting.} Rd3 27. Qb3 g6 28. Ke2 Rd8 29. f3) 26... Raa8 27. Qxe6+ Kxe6 28. Nc4 c6 29. Nb6 Rab8 30. Rd1 c5 31. Rxd8 (31. Nd5 {looks sharper.} cxb4 32. cxb4 Rbc8 33. Rab1 Rc2+ 34. Rd2) 31... Rxd8 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 32. Nd5 cxb4 33. cxb4 {[%cal Bc3b4,Bb4b5][%mdl 32]} Rc8 34. Kd3 f5 35. f3 Bd6 36. Rb1 h5 37. Ne3 g6 38. b5 fxe4+ 39. fxe4 {bxa6 is the strong threat.} Bc7 $1 40. Nd5 Bxa5 41. Ra1 Bd8 42. bxa6 bxa6 43. Rxa6+ Kf7 44. Ra7+ Ke8 45. Rh7 Rc6 46. g3 Rc1 47. Rh8+ Kd7 48. Rh7+ {Precision: White = 73%, Black = 66%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.03"] [Round "2"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C50"] [WhiteElo "2760"] [BlackElo "2837"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "59"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,59,21,41,37,41,33,47,49,58,40,47,48,59,58,57,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,58,56,50, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-5,0,-7]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 a6 7. a4 {C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3} Ba7 8. Re1 (8. Nbd2 O-O 9. h3 h6 10. Re1 Re8 11. b4 Be6 12. Bxe6 Rxe6 13. Qc2 Ne7 14. Nf1 Ng6 {1-0 (86) Karjakin,S (2781)-Carlsen,M (2832) Paris 2017 }) 8... h6 9. Nbd2 g5 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 10. b4 $146 {[%cal Bb2b4,Bb4b5][%mdl 32]} ({Predecessor:} 10. Nf1 g4 11. N3d2 h5 12. Nb3 g3 13. Nxg3 Bg4 14. Qc2 h4 {0-1 (45) Oparin,G (2605)-Matlakov,M (2730) Sochi 2017}) 10... Nh5 {[#] And now ...g4 would win.} 11. Nb3 {Hoping for b5.} g4 {...Qf6 is the strong threat. } 12. b5 gxf3 13. Qxf3 {[%csl Gc4][%cal Rf3f7]} (13. bxc6 b5 $11) 13... Qf6 14. Qxf6 Nxf6 15. bxc6 bxc6 16. d4 ({White should try} 16. Na5 $14) 16... Be6 $11 17. Bxe6 fxe6 18. Be3 exd4 19. Bxd4 e5 (19... Bxd4 $11 20. cxd4 (20. Nxd4 Kd7 $11) 20... Rb8) 20. Bxa7 $14 Rxa7 21. Na5 (21. f4 $5) 21... Kd7 {The position is equal.} 22. Rab1 Raa8 23. f3 Rab8 24. Kf2 h5 25. h4 Rhf8 26. Ke3 Rg8 27. Kf2 Rgf8 28. Ke3 Rg8 29. Kf2 Rgf8 30. Ke3 {Precision: White = 85%, Black = 73%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.04"] [Round "3"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E04"] [WhiteElo "2874"] [BlackElo "2770"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "62"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 16,62,0,-13,17,-20,-6,-7,0,-23,-22,-11,16,0,0,-19,5,-25,-32,-35,-44,-38, -53,-52,-56,-68,-48,-58,0,-6,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,3,0,5,7,6,0,4]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 dxc4 5. Nf3 c5 6. O-O Nc6 7. Na3 cxd4 8. Nxc4 Bc5 { E04: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3} 9. b3 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Qe7 10. Nfe5 Nxe5 11. Nxe5 Nd7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11... O-O 12. Bb2 Rd8 13. Rc1 Rb8 14. Qc2 Bb6 15. Rfd1 Nd7 16. Nc4 {1/2-1/2 (67) Melkumyan,H (2642)-Grachev,B (2654) Tbilisi 2017}) 12. Bf4 O-O 13. Rc1 Rd8 14. Nd3 Bb6 15. Bc7 Re8 16. Qc2 e5 17. Rfd1 Nf8 18. a4 ({Reject} 18. Bxe5 Bf5 $17) 18... Bg4 19. Bxb6 (19. Bxb7 $2 Rac8 $17) 19... axb6 20. h3 Rac8 21. Qd2 Be6 (21... Bh5 $15) 22. Nxe5 $11 {The position is equal.} Rxc1 23. Rxc1 Bxb3 24. Nf3 {[%cal Be5f3,Bf3d4,Bd4f5,Bf5e3][%mdl 32]} Bxa4 25. Nxd4 Ne6 26. Nf5 Qf6 27. Ne3 Qd4 28. Qa2 {[#] Rc4 is the strong threat.} Nc5 {aiming for ...Rxe3.} 29. Rc4 Bb3 30. Rxd4 Bxa2 31. Rb4 Re6 { Precision: White = 55%, Black = 62%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.04"] [Round "3"] [White "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A33"] [WhiteElo "2806"] [BlackElo "2784"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "61"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,61,0,14,25,20,31,27,22,20,18,12,41,31,44,43,43,45,52,35,37,34,41,41, 43,6,8,8,24,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-15,-12,-9,-7,-20,0,0,0,0]} 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. Be3 {LiveBook: 30 Games} d5 {B44: Sicilian: Taimanov: 5 Nb5} (10... Bxc3 11. bxc3 d6 12. h3 Nd7 13. Qa4 Nc5 14. Bxc5 dxc5 15. Qxc6 Bxh3 16. Rfd1 Qg5 17. Bf1 Bg4 18. Rd5 {1-0 (59) Vishnu,P (2538)-Thybo,J (2464) Lund 2017}) 11. exd5 Bxc3 $1 12. bxc3 cxd5 {White has an edge.} 13. Bg5 $146 {Black must now prevent Bxf6.} ({Predecessor:} 13. cxd5 Qxd5 14. c4 Qc6 15. Re1 e4 16. Be2 Bf5 17. Qd4 Rfd8 18. Qe5 Bg4 19. Bf1 Nd7 20. Qb5 Rdc8 21. Bd4 {1-0 (34) Melao,H (2200) -Druon,R (2208) ICCF corr 2000}) 13... dxc4 14. Bxc4 Qc7 15. Bxf6 Qxc4 16. Bxe5 Bf5 17. Bd4 Rfe8 18. Qc1 h6 19. Qf4 Bg6 20. Qg3 Kh7 21. h4 {[#] h5! is the strong threat.} f6 22. Rfd1 Re7 23. Rd2 Rae8 {The position is equal.} 24. f3 Re2 25. Rxe2 Rxe2 26. a3 Qb3 27. Re1 Rxe1+ 28. Qxe1 Qxa3 29. c4 Qd3 30. Bxa7 Qxc4 31. Bf2 {Precision: White = 52%, Black = 66%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.04"] [Round "3"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A40"] [WhiteElo "2805"] [BlackElo "2782"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "65"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,65,4,0,0,0,13,10,8,0,9,0,12,18,12,5,15,0,0,-33,-36,-30,-26,-52,-29, -22,-22,-26,-25,-26,-26,-20,-27,-27,-31,-32,-33,-32,-27,-24,-14,-96,0,0,0,-28, -23,-25,-20,-252]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Be7 5. Bg2 d5 6. Nf3 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7 8. Na3 {E11: Bogo-Indian} c6 9. Rc1 Ne4 10. Be3 {LiveBook: 8 Games} f5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10... Bxa3 11. bxa3 Nd6 12. c5 Nc4 13. Rxc4 dxc4 14. Qc2 h6 15. Qxc4 b6 {1-0 (43) Aronian,L (2780)-Giri,A (2773) Wijk aan Zee 2017}) 11. Rc2 a5 12. Qc1 Bf6 13. Rd1 g5 14. Nb1 Rf7 15. Nc3 Rg7 16. Ne1 { [%cal Bf3e1,Be1d3,Bd3e5][%mdl 32]} Nd6 17. b3 dxc4 18. Na4 cxb3 19. axb3 Nb5 20. Nd3 Qe8 21. Ne5 f4 22. gxf4 gxf4 23. Bxf4 Nxd4 $1 ({Don't play} 23... Nxe5 $6 24. dxe5 Be7 25. Rcd2 $16) 24. Rxd4 Nxe5 25. Rd1 Qg6 {[%csl Gg7][%cal Rg6g2] [#]} 26. Bg3 h5 {Hoping for ...h4.} 27. Nb6 Rb8 $1 28. Rcd2 Nf7 {White must now prevent ...h4.} 29. Qc5 (29. Qc2 $11 {keeps the balance.} Qxc2 30. Rxc2) 29... e5 (29... h4 $17 30. Qxa5 hxg3 31. hxg3 Qf5) 30. Qc4 $11 {[#] aiming for Rd8+.} ({But not} 30. Nxc8 Rxc8 31. Qb6 h4 $17) 30... Kh8 {Strongly threatening ...h4!} 31. h4 Bf5 {Threatens to win with ...e4.} 32. Nd7 Rbg8 { And now ...Be7 would win.} 33. Kh1 $2 {[%mdl 32768] Precision: White = 58%, Black = 56%. . An unexpected result.} (33. Nxf6 $11 Qxf6 34. Qc5) 1/2-1/2 [Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.04"] [Round "3"] [White "Nepomniachtchi, Ian"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A06"] [WhiteElo "2764"] [BlackElo "2780"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "61"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 20,61,20,18,3,8,14,16,18,14,23,-17,-8,-22,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-14,-2, -4,-1,-2,0,0,0,0,0,0,12,8,8,5,12,2,29,29]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. O-O e5 5. d3 Ne7 6. e4 O-O 7. exd5 Nxd5 8. Re1 Nc6 9. Nc3 Nde7 {A07: Réti Opening: New York and Capablanca Systems} 10. Rb1 a5 11. a3 {LiveBook: 3 Games} (11. b3 Re8 12. Bb2 Nf5 13. Nb5 a4 14. c4 axb3 15. axb3 Nd6 16. Ra1 Rxa1 17. Bxa1 Nxb5 18. cxb5 {1/2-1/2 (31) Carlsen,M (2827)-Vidit,S (2702) Douglas 2017}) 11... Re8 {The position is equal.} 12. b4 axb4 13. axb4 Nf5 14. b5 Ncd4 {[#]} 15. Nd2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15. Nxd4 Nxd4 {0-1 (44) Bachmann,A (2649)-Henrichs,T (2471) Biel 2016}) 15... Ra7 16. Nde4 h6 17. Nd5 Ra5 ({Not} 17... Qxd5 $2 {[#]} 18. Nf6+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Bxf6 19. Bxd5 $18) 18. c4 $1 c6 19. bxc6 bxc6 20. Nb6 Qc7 21. Bd2 Ra2 22. Nc3 Ra6 23. Nxc8 Rxc8 24. Ne2 Nxe2+ 25. Rxe2 Nd4 26. Re1 Rd8 27. Bc3 Ra2 28. Ra1 Rxa1 29. Bxa1 Qb6 30. Qa4 Nb3 31. Be4 {Precision: White = 75%, Black = 58%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.04"] [Round "3"] [White "Adams, Michael"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B51"] [WhiteElo "2727"] [BlackElo "2804"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "116"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 10,115,22,9,15,-18,-17,-14,-14,-9,-10,-8,0,0,14,22,26,0,0,0,0,0,0,6,10, 20,25,22,42,31,40,34,28,0,0,0,0,0,0,-91,-91,-91,-91,-91,-91,-91,-91,-91,-91, -91,-91,-91,-77,-84,-77,-84,-69,-84,-84,-84,-84,-84,-84,-84,-69,-69,-69,-69, -69,-69,-69,-69,-69,-69,-69,-69,-69,-69,-69,-69,-69,-69,-69,-69,-25,-25,-25, -25,-25,-25,-25,-25,-25,-30,-30,-30,-30,-30,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. a4 Ngf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bc4 {LiveBook: 12 Games. B51: Sicilian: Moscow Variation (3 Bb5+) without 3...Bd7} (6. Bxd7+ Bxd7 7. a5 g6 8. O-O Bg7 9. e5 dxe5 10. Nxe5 O-O 11. d3 Be6 12. Re1 Nd5 13. Bd2 {1/2-1/2 (42) Carlsen,M (2837)-Ding,L (2774) Saint Louis 2017}) 6... Qa5 7. Ra3 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 7. d3 b5 8. Bb3 e6 9. Bf4 b4 10. Ne2 h6 11. O-O Be7 12. Nd2 Qc7 13. Nc4 {1-0 (75) Grabner,J (2233)-Sueess,F (2265) ICCF email 2013}) 7... e6 8. O-O Be7 9. Re1 O-O 10. d3 Qc7 11. a5 b5 12. axb6 $1 Nxb6 13. e5 dxe5 14. Nxe5 Bd6 15. Bf4 Nxc4 16. dxc4 {aiming for Nb5!} Bb7 17. Bg3 Rad8 18. Qe2 Rfe8 19. Raa1 {[#]} Ne4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 20. Nxe4 Bxe5 21. Qh5 Bxg3 22. hxg3 Bxe4 23. Rxe4 Qb7 24. Ree1 (24. Rh4 $11 h6 25. b3) 24... Qxb2 $17 25. Qxc5 Rc8 $36 { [%mdl 2048] White is under strong pressure.} (25... Qxc2 $6 26. Rxa6 h6 27. Ra7 $11) 26. Qa3 Qxa3 ({Much worse is} 26... Qxc2 $6 27. Rec1 $11) 27. Rxa3 Rxc4 28. Rxa6 Rxc2 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} 29. g4 Rb8 30. Rea1 Rcc8 31. Ra7 g6 32. Kh2 Rc4 33. R1a4 Rxa4 34. Rxa4 {KR-KR} Rb5 35. Kg3 Kg7 36. Ra7 h5 37. gxh5 Rxh5 38. Kf3 $1 Rf5+ 39. Ke3 Rb5 40. g4 Rb3+ 41. Kf4 Rb4+ 42. Kg3 g5 43. f3 Kg6 44. Rc7 Rb6 45. Ra7 Rd6 46. Rc7 f5 47. gxf5+ exf5 48. Rc2 Rd3 49. Kf2 Ra3 50. Rb2 $1 Kh5 51. Kg2 Kh4 52. Rb4+ f4 53. Rb2 $1 g4 54. fxg4 {The position is equal.} Kxg4 55. Kf2 Rh3 {[#] ( -> ...Rh2+)} 56. Kg2 f3+ 57. Kg1 Kg3 58. Rg2+ fxg2 $2 {[%mdl 8192] Precision: White = 73%, Black = 65%.} (58... Kf4 59. Ra2 Rg3+ 60. Kf1 Rg8) 1/2-1/2 [Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.05"] [Round "4"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C54"] [WhiteElo "2789"] [BlackElo "2837"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "84"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 13,84,21,13,20,26,13,37,39,37,38,31,36,29,29,32,36,33,20,25,11,18,18,8, 25,56,67,54,57,58,48,49,49,56,51,59,50,70,60,75,72,83,82,85,90,89,27,59,7,14, 12,12,14,16,9,17,14,10,12,18,16,12,19,34,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 {[%cal Bd2d3,Bd3d4][%mdl 32]} d6 6. O-O O-O 7. Re1 Ne7 {LiveBook: 4 Games. C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3} (7... a5 8. Nbd2 Be6 9. Bb5 Qb8 10. Nf1 Qa7 11. Be3 Bxe3 12. Nxe3 Ne7 13. a4 Ng6 14. Bc4 Bxc4 15. Nxc4 {1/2-1/2 (47) So,W (2810)-Ding,L (2777) Tbilisi 2017}) 8. d4 Bb6 9. a4 $146 {[#] Hoping for a5.} ({Predecessor:} 9. h3 Ng6 10. Bd3 h6 11. Be3 c6 12. Nbd2 Bc7 13. c4 Nh5 14. Bf1 Nhf4 15. Qb3 { 1/2-1/2 (88) Sethuraman,S (2658)-Sevian,S (2589) Stockholm 2016}) 9... c6 10. dxe5 Ng4 11. Rf1 {And now a5 would win.} dxe5 12. Qxd8 Bxd8 13. h3 Nf6 14. Nxe5 Nxe4 15. Re1 Nd6 16. Bb3 Re8 17. Nf3 Nd5 18. Rd1 {[%cal Be1d1,Bd1d5,Bd5e5] [%mdl 32]} Ne4 19. Bxd5 cxd5 20. Rxd5 Be6 21. Re5 Nf6 22. Re1 Bc7 23. Na3 { [%cal Bb1a3,Ba3c2,Bc2b4][%mdl 32]} a6 24. Nc2 Nd5 25. c4 Nf4 26. Bxf4 Bxf4 27. b3 Rad8 28. Rad1 Kf8 29. Nb4 ({Better is} 29. Nfd4 $16) 29... Bc7 {[#] ...Ba5 is the strong threat.} 30. Nd3 (30. Nd5 $14 Bxd5 31. Rxe8+ (31. Rxd5 Rxe1+ 32. Nxe1 Rxd5 $11) 31... Kxe8 32. cxd5) 30... Bf5 31. Rxe8+ Kxe8 32. Re1+ Kf8 33. Nc5 Bc8 $1 34. Kf1 Ba5 {Strongly threatening ...b6.} 35. Re3 Rd1+ 36. Ke2 Rb1 $1 37. Ne4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has good play.} Rb2+ 38. Kf1 Bf5 {The position is equal.} 39. Nd6 {[%csl Gd6][%cal Re3e8]} Rb1+ 40. Ke2 {[%csl Gd6] [%cal Re3e8]} Rb2+ 41. Kf1 {[%csl Gd6][%cal Re3e8]} Rb1+ 42. Ke2 {[%csl Gd6] [%cal Re3e8]} Rb2+ {Precision: White = 71%, Black = 68%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.05"] [Round "4"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Adams, Michael"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A06"] [WhiteElo "2788"] [BlackElo "2715"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "62"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,62,-35,-33,-38,-41,-60,-37,-33,-30,-45,0,0,15,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-2,-8,-20,-20,-30,-30,-30,-30,-29,-29,-29,0]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 c5 3. c4 d4 4. b4 cxb4 5. a3 bxa3 6. Bg2 Nc6 7. Bxa3 e5 {A09: Réti Opening: 1 Nf3 d5 2 c4} (7... Nf6 8. d3 e5 9. Bxf8 Kxf8 10. Nbd2 h6 11. O-O g6 12. Qa4 Kg7 13. Rfb1 Re8 14. Ne1 Qc7 15. Qb5 {0-1 (67) Pantsulaia,L (2601)-Korobov,A (2675) Baku 2016}) 8. Bxf8 Kxf8 9. d3 g6 10. O-O Kg7 11. Nbd2 Nf6 {LiveBook: 9 Games} 12. Qb3 h6 13. Qb2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. Rfb1 Re8 14. Ne1 Re7 15. Nc2 { 0-1 (31) Marholev,D (2383)-Nikolov,M (2550) Panagyurishte 2012}) 13... Re8 14. Ra3 Re7 15. e3 dxe3 (15... Bf5 {looks sharper.} 16. exd4 exd4 17. Nh4 Bg4 18. f3 Bc8) 16. fxe3 Bg4 17. d4 {Threatens to win with d5.} Bxf3 $1 18. Nxf3 exd4 $1 19. exd4 {[%cal Be3d4,Bd4d5][%mdl 32] Black must now prevent d5.} Qd6 20. d5 Ne5 21. Nxe5 Qxe5 22. Qxe5 Rxe5 23. d6 {[#] Strongly threatening Raf3.} Rd8 24. Rxa7 Rxd6 25. Rxb7 Rd7 26. Rb6 Ng4 27. Bh3 h5 28. Bxg4 hxg4 {Black has an edge. } 29. Rb2 Rc5 30. Rc2 Rd4 31. Rf4 Rxf4 {Precision: White = 68%, Black = 64%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.05"] [Round "4"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C88"] [WhiteElo "2782"] [BlackElo "2805"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "61"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,61,18,17,0,33,25,34,11,9,13,44,26,43,26,41,36,40,0,0,0,0,0,0,-17,5,4, 8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-22,-22,-22]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 {[%cal Bf1b5,Bb5a4,Ba4b3][%mdl 32]} a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. h3 Bb7 9. d3 d5 {C88: Closed Ruy Lopez: Anti-Marshall Systems} 10. exd5 Nxd5 11. Nbd2 (11. Nxe5 Nxe5 12. Rxe5 Qd6 13. Re1 Rae8 14. Nd2 c5 15. Ne4 Qc6 16. c4 Nb6 17. cxb5 axb5 18. Qf3 c4 19. dxc4 Qg6 20. Bd2 bxc4 {1-0 (46) Navara,D (2737)-Aronian,L (2799) Saint Louis 2017}) 11... Qd7 {LiveBook: 8 Games} 12. a4 (12. Nxe5 Nxe5 13. Rxe5 Nf6 14. Re1 Rae8 15. Nf3 Bd6 16. Be3 Re7 17. d4 { 1-0 (47) Anand,V (2770)-Aronian,L (2830) Khanty-Mansiysk 2014}) 12... Rae8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12... Rad8 13. axb5 axb5 14. Nxe5 Nxe5 15. Rxe5 Nf4 16. Qg4 Nxg2 17. Qxd7 Rxd7 18. Rxb5 Bc6 19. Rba5 Nf4 20. Ne4 {0-1 (20) Guliyev,N (2557) -Ragger,M (2651) Wroclaw 2014}) 13. axb5 axb5 14. Nxe5 Nxe5 15. Rxe5 Nf6 16. Nf1 Bd6 17. Rxe8 Rxe8 18. Be3 Qf5 19. Qe2 Qg6 {[%csl Gb7][%cal Rg6g2] [#] The position is equal.} 20. f3 Bd5 21. c4 Be6 22. c5 Bxb3 (22... Bxc5 {feels hotter.} 23. Bxc5 Bxb3 24. Qd2 h6 25. Bf2 Nh5) 23. cxd6 cxd6 24. Qd2 h6 25. Bf2 Rc8 26. Ne3 Nd5 27. Nxd5 Bxd5 28. Kh2 Qg5 29. Be3 Qf5 30. Rc1 Rxc1 31. Qxc1 { Precision: White = 56%, Black = 77%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.05"] [Round "4"] [White "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Black "Nepomniachtchi, Ian"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B91"] [WhiteElo "2781"] [BlackElo "2729"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "64"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 16,64,37,18,20,22,23,21,25,9,9,7,10,16,17,16,19,9,14,10,23,14,48,46,43, 36,48,48,48,48,48,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,10,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. g3 g6 7. Bg2 Bg7 8. O-O O-O 9. b3 { LiveBook: 8 Games} Bd7 {B91: Sicilian Najdorf: 6 g3} (9... Nc6 10. Nxc6 bxc6 11. Bb2 Qa5 12. Na4 Bg4 13. Qe1 Qh5 14. f3 Bh3 15. g4 Qh6 16. Rd1 g5 17. Bc1 Bxg2 18. Kxg2 {0-1 (50) Carlsen,M (2855)-Nakamura,H (2787) Bilbao 2016}) 10. Bb2 Nc6 11. Nd5 Re8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11... Nxd4 12. Bxd4 Nxd5 13. exd5 Bxd4 14. Qxd4 b5 15. Rfe1 Re8 16. Re3 Rc8 17. c3 {1/2-1/2 (72) Zaitsev,I (2450) -Frog,I (2410) Moscow 1997}) 12. c4 (12. a4 {seems wilder.} Nxd5 13. exd5 Bxd4 14. Bxd4 Nxd4 15. Qxd4 Qc7 16. Rfc1) 12... Nxd5 13. exd5 Nxd4 14. Bxd4 b5 15. Bxg7 Kxg7 16. Qd4+ Kg8 17. Rfc1 Qa5 18. h4 h5 19. c5 dxc5 20. Rxc5 Rac8 21. b4 Qb6 22. Rac1 Qd6 23. f4 Ra8 {The position is equal.} 24. Rc7 Rac8 25. Rxc8 Rxc8 26. Rc5 Ra8 27. Qe5 Ra7 28. Rc3 f6 29. Qe3 Ra8 30. Qc5 Rc8 31. Qxd6 exd6 32. Rxc8+ Bxc8 {Precision: White = 77%, Black = 74%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.05"] [Round "4"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B48"] [WhiteElo "2760"] [BlackElo "2799"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "84"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 20,84,35,37,31,45,26,24,29,-25,-33,-21,-37,-12,-5,-89,-87,-81,-83,-80, -78,-91,-68,-68,-75,-95,-85,-76,-77,-80,-44,-102,-108,-164,-174,-187,-195,-259, -262,-279,-275,-313,-320,-293,-310,-366,-358,-333,-283,-270,-238,-681,-591, -637,-638,-628,-617,-768,-619,-649,-644,-644,-614,-631,-639,-627,-624]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 {[%cal Bb8c6,Bc6e5,Be5g4][%mdl 32]} 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3 a6 7. Qf3 {B48: Sicilian: Taimanov: 5 Nc3 Qc7 6 Be3 a6 without Be2} (7. a3 b5 8. Nxc6 Qxc6 9. Bd3 Bb7 10. O-O Nf6 11. Re1 Rc8 12. Qf3 Bd6 13. Bd4 Qc7 14. Bxf6 gxf6 15. Qh5 Be5 16. Nd1 Ke7 17. c3 Rcg8 18. Ne3 Rg5 19. Qh3 { 0-1 (47) Carlsen,M (2837)-Ding,L (2774) Saint Louis 2017}) 7... Ne5 8. Qg3 b5 { [%cal Bb7b5,Bb5b4][%mdl 32]} 9. O-O-O Nf6 10. f4 Neg4 11. Bg1 {LiveBook: 21 Games. Black must now prevent e5.} h5 12. e5 {aiming for h3.} b4 $1 {[%cal Rb4c3]} 13. Na4 Nd5 14. Nb3 (14. Be2 $142) 14... Bb7 $1 $11 {[#]} 15. Nac5 $146 Bc6 $1 16. Ne4 f5 17. h3 (17. exf6 $1 $11 {remains equal.} gxf6 18. h3 Nxf4 19. Qe1) 17... h4 $1 $17 {[%cal Rh4g3]} 18. Qe1 fxe4 19. hxg4 Nxf4 20. Rxh4 Rxh4 21. Qxh4 {And now Qg5 would win.} Qxe5 {...e3 is the strong threat.} 22. Bd4 Ng6 {[%cal Bf4g6,Bg6e5,Be5f3][%mdl 32]} 23. Qh3 {[#]} Qg5+ $1 24. Kb1 Bd5 25. Bg1 (25. Nd2 $15) 25... Be7 26. g3 (26. Be3 $17 Qh4 27. Qxh4 Nxh4 28. Nc5) 26... Ne5 $19 27. Be2 {[#]} Nf3 $1 28. Bxf3 (28. Bb6 {is a better defense.}) 28... exf3 29. Bd4 Kf7 30. Nc1 d6 31. Nd3 e5 {[%cal Be6e5,Be5e4][%mdl 32]} 32. Bf2 Be6 33. Nxb4 e4 ({Don't do} 33... Bxg4 34. Qf1 $19) 34. Qh1 Rc8 {Strongly threatening ...a5.} ({Don't take} 34... Qxg4 35. Nc6 $19) ({Much less strong is } 34... Bxg4 35. Qe1 $17) 35. Nxa6 $2 (35. c3) 35... Qa5 {Black is clearly winning.} 36. Qh5+ Qxh5 37. gxh5 Bg5 38. Re1 Bc4 39. Nb4 Re8 40. Re3 Bxe3 41. Bxe3 Re5 42. g4 {[#]} Rg5 $1 {[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 33%, Black = 87%.} 0-1 [Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.06"] [Round "5"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C65"] [WhiteElo "2837"] [BlackElo "2788"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "136"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 9,136,9,18,26,19,23,25,19,29,20,30,28,25,0,2,6,34,17,30,25,26,31,32,22, 41,39,47,50,41,27,42,27,46,46,44,44,36,35,43,42,35,32,30,34,57,28,36,30,33,39, 61,69,57,49,52,50,93,88,77,77,55,59,77,77,77,79,75,79,70,70,75,76,80,74,88,62, 55,48,50,22,53,47,54,16,33,31,25,25,21,26,25,31,84,66,102,107,129,96,170,170, 151,144,144,144,144,144,144,144,144,144,144,113,79,35,35,35,35,36,37,43,44,33, 36,0,0,0,0,0,8]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bg5 (5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 Be6 7. Qe2 Nd7 8. Nb3 Bb6 9. Ng5 Nf8 10. O-O Bxb3 11. axb3 f6 12. Nf3 Ne6 13. Kh1 Qd7 {0-1 (45) Caruana,F (2802)-Nakamura,H (2786) chess.com INT 2017 }) 5... Nd4 6. Nxd4 {C65: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence (3...Nf6), unusual lines and 4 0-0 Bc5} Bxd4 7. c3 Bb6 8. Nd2 {White has an edge.} c6 9. Ba4 h6 10. Bh4 d6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10... O-O 11. O-O d5 12. Kh1 Bc7 {0-1 (31) Schiavon Vendramin,C (1758)-Vicente,C (1500) Altinopolis 2013}) 11. Nc4 Bc7 12. Ne3 Bb6 13. Bb3 g5 14. Bg3 Bxe3 15. fxe3 Bg4 16. Qd2 Nh5 17. O-O O-O 18. Be1 Qe7 19. h3 Be6 20. Qe2 Bxb3 21. Qxh5 Bc2 22. Qe2 $1 {[%cal Re2c2]} Ba4 23. b3 Bb5 24. a4 Ba6 25. b4 b6 26. c4 Bb7 27. a5 f6 28. d4 Qh7 29. c5 bxc5 30. bxc5 Qxe4 31. cxd6 exd4 32. Qc4+ Kg7 33. a6 $1 {[%cal Ra6b7]} Bc8 34. Qxd4 Qxd4 35. exd4 Rb8 36. Bf2 Rf7 37. d5 cxd5 38. Rfc1 d4 39. Bxd4 {Hoping for Rc7.} Bf5 40. Rc7 Rd8 41. Bc5 ({Don't play} 41. Rxa7 Rxd6 42. Rxf7+ Kxf7 $16) 41... Rdd7 42. Rxd7 Rxd7 $16 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} 43. Kf2 Be4 44. g4 f5 45. Ke3 Kf6 46. Ra5 Bc2 47. Rb5 Ke6 48. Rb2 f4+ 49. Kd4 Bd1 50. Rb8 f3 (50... h5 $14) 51. Ke3 Kd5 {[#]} 52. Ba3 $1 Be2 {[#]} 53. Rh8 $1 Kc4 (53... Bxa6 $16 {is a better defense.} 54. Rxh6 Bf1) 54. Rxh6 $18 Kb3 55. Bc5 Kc4 56. Bd4 Kd5 57. Rg6 Rxd6 58. Rxg5+ Ke6 {intending ...Rxd4.} 59. Bxa7 {aiming for Rg6+.} Rxa6 60. Bc5 Ra2 61. Kf4 f2 $1 {[%cal Rf2f1]} 62. Re5+ Kf7 $1 63. Rf5+ Kg8 64. Bxf2 {Bd4 is the strong threat.} Bf1 $1 65. Kg3 {Black must now prevent Re5.} Ra3+ 66. Rf3 Rxf3+ {The position is equal.} 67. Kxf3 Bxh3 68. Kf4 Bxg4 {Precision: White = 70%, Black = 61%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.06"] [Round "5"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D70"] [WhiteElo "2805"] [BlackElo "2789"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "50"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 25,50,25,41,38,25,23,29,-24,-39,-118,-116,-115,-35,-14,-10,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. f3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nb6 6. Nc3 Bg7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 e5 9. d5 c6 {D70: Grünfeld: Unusual White 3rd moves (met by ... d5)} 10. Rd1 (10. h4 cxd5 11. exd5 Na6 12. h5 Nb4 13. hxg6 Bf5 14. gxh7+ Kh8 15. Rd1 Nc2+ 16. Kf2 Nxe3 17. Qxe3 {1/2-1/2 (96) Giri,A (2793)-Caruana,F (2794) Moscow 2016}) 10... cxd5 11. exd5 N8d7 12. Nh3 e4 13. fxe4 Ne5 {[#] LiveBook: 3 Games. Threatens to win with ...Bxh3.} 14. Nf2 f5 {[%cal Bf7f5,Bf5f4][%mdl 32] [#]} 15. Bc5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15. b3 Bd7 16. Be2 Rc8 17. Bd4 {1/2-1/2 (36) Heimann,A (2548)-Mikhalevski,V (2536) Lingen 2015}) 15... Rf7 16. Be2 (16. b3 $142) 16... f4 $11 17. Bf3 ({White should play} 17. O-O $15 Nbc4 18. Bxc4 Nxc4 19. Qe2) 17... Nbc4 $17 18. Qe2 b6 (18... Qh4 $17 19. O-O b6) 19. Bd4 $15 Ne3 {The position is equal.} 20. Bxe3 fxe3 21. Qxe3 Qf8 {[%cal Re5f3]} 22. Be2 Bh6 23. Qd4 Bg7 $1 {[#] Strongly threatening ...Ng4.} 24. Qe3 Bh6 25. Qd4 Bg7 $1 1/2-1/2 [Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.06"] [Round "5"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C65"] [WhiteElo "2799"] [BlackElo "2782"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "77"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 15,77,-9,7,0,3,-20,-8,-8,-2,14,-5,-16,-8,-16,0,-21,-21,-45,-37,-38,-48, -40,-37,-77,-57,-73,0,-39,-43,-43,-37,-40,-47,-45,-37,-31,-8,-14,-33,-24,0,0,2, 0,0,2,2,0,0,0,36,40,200,153,153,166,1026,1026,978,893,616,185,477,471]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 {[%cal Bg8f6,Bf6d7,Bd7c5,Bc5e6,Be6d4][%mdl 32]} 4. d3 Bc5 5. Nc3 {[%cal Bb1c3,Bc3e2,Be2g3,Bg3f5][%mdl 32]} O-O 6. Bxc6 {C48: Four Knights: 4 Bb5, replies other than 4...Bb4} dxc6 7. h3 Nd7 8. Be3 Bd6 { LiveBook: 4 Games} 9. Ne2 Re8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9... c5 10. Ng3 Nb8 11. Nf5 Nc6 12. g4 Be6 13. Ng5 a5 {1/2-1/2 (41) So,W (2788)-Dominguez Perez,L (2739) Saint Louis 2017}) 10. g4 Nc5 11. Ng3 Ne6 12. Nf5 c5 13. h4 a5 14. h5 Ra6 15. Qd2 Nd4 16. Rh3 Bf8 17. O-O-O Be6 18. Kb1 f6 19. c3 {[%cal Re3d4]} Nxf3 20. Rxf3 c4 (20... h6 $1 $17) 21. Qc2 cxd3 22. Rxd3 Qc8 23. g5 fxg5 24. Bxg5 Bf7 25. h6 gxh6 26. Bc1 Qe6 {[%csl Gf7][%cal Re6a2]} 27. b3 {[#]} a4 $1 {[%cal Ra4b3][%mdl 512]} 28. c4 (28. bxa4 Rea8) 28... axb3 29. axb3 Qc6 {White must now prevent ...Rea8.} 30. Rg3+ Kh8 $132 {[%mdl 2048] Black is not keeping still } 31. Rd1 b5 {[%cal Rb5c4]} 32. c5 b4 33. Bb2 {Hoping for Rd8!} Bg6 $2 {[#]} ( 33... Bxc5 $2 34. Rd8 $1 $18 {[%mdl 512]}) (33... Qxc5 $14 34. Qxc5 Bxc5) 34. Rd5 $1 $18 (34. f4 Bxc5 35. Qc4 (35. Bxe5+ $2 Rxe5 36. Rd8+ Re8 $17) (35. fxe5 Bf8 $16) 35... Bf8) 34... Qb5 (34... Bxf5 35. Rxe5 Rxe5 36. Bxe5+ Bg7 37. Rxg7 $18) 35. Rg1 ({Reject} 35. Rxe5 $6 Qf1+ 36. Qc1 Qxc1+ 37. Kxc1 Rxe5 $11) 35... c6 $2 (35... Kg8 36. Qd2 (36. Rxe5 Rxe5 37. Bxe5 Bxc5 $16) (36. Bxe5 c6 $17) 36... Rae6) 36. Rxe5 Rxe5 37. Bxe5+ Kg8 38. Bd4 $2 (38. Bb2) 38... Kf7 $2 ( 38... Ra7 39. Nd6 Qa6) 39. Nh4 {Precision: White = 62%, Black = 50%.} 1-0 [Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.06"] [Round "5"] [White "Nepomniachtchi, Ian"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E35"] [WhiteElo "2729"] [BlackElo "2760"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "60"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 23,60,-15,0,0,0,0,0,-3,-4,-4,-4,-6,-8,-7,0,-1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, -27,0,0,0,0,0,0,-3,-5,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 c5 8. e3 {E35: Nimzo-Indian: Classical: 4...d5 5 cxd5 exd5} ( 8. dxc5 O-O 9. e3 Be6 10. Nf3 Nbd7 11. a3 Bxc3+ 12. Qxc3 g5 13. Bg3 Ne4 14. Qc2 Ndxc5 15. Nd4 Rc8 {1-0 (41) Kasparov,G (2812)-Le,Q (2739) Saint Louis 2017}) 8... cxd4 9. exd4 Nc6 10. Bb5 O-O 11. Nge2 Qb6 12. Bxc6 Qxc6 {LiveBook: 3 Games } 13. Bxf6 Qxf6 14. O-O Bxc3 15. Qxc3 Bg4 16. f3 {[#]} Bd7 $146 17. Qd2 Bb5 18. Rfe1 Bxe2 19. Rxe2 Rfe8 20. Rae1 Rxe2 21. Rxe2 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR } Rc8 22. b3 b6 23. h3 a5 24. Qe3 a4 25. bxa4 Rc4 26. Qe8+ Kh7 27. Qe5 { The position is equal.} Rxd4 28. Qxf6 gxf6 29. Rb2 Rxa4 30. Rxb6 Rxa2 { Precision: White = 100%, Black = 78%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.06"] [Round "5"] [White "Adams, Michael"] [Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B76"] [WhiteElo "2715"] [BlackElo "2781"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "64"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 34,64,45,24,26,27,51,35,32,30,32,7,17,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,17,15, 17,0,0,0,9]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. O-O-O d5 10. exd5 Nxd5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. Bd4 Bxd4 13. Qxd4 Qb6 14. Na4 Qc7 {B76: Sicilian Dragon: Yugoslav Attack, 9 g4 and 9 0-0-0} 15. Nc5 (15. Bc4 Nb6 16. Bb3 Nxa4 17. Qxa4 c5 18. Rhe1 e6 19. Qe4 Ba6 20. Bxe6 Bb7 21. Bd5 Bxd5 22. Qxd5 Qxh2 {1/2-1/2 (41) Caruana,F (2803)-Nakamura,H (2799) Khanty-Mansiysk 2015}) 15... Rd8 16. Bc4 Bf5 17. Bb3 Nb6 18. Qc3 {LiveBook: 3 Games} h5 19. g3 Nd5 20. Qc4 e6 21. Rhe1 {[#]} Qe7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 21... Nb6 22. Qc3 {1/2-1/2 (48) Muzychuk,A (2587)-Cmilyte,V (2528) Eilat 2012}) 22. Nd3 Nb6 {[%cal Bd5b6,Bb6d7,Bd7c5][%mdl 32] The position is equal.} 23. Qc5 Rd6 24. Rd2 Nd7 25. Qc3 Bxd3 26. Rxd3 Rxd3 27. Qxd3 Nc5 28. Qc3 Rd8 29. a3 Qd6 30. Bc4 Na4 31. Qe3 Nb6 32. Be2 Qe7 {Precision: White = 76%, Black = 80%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.08"] [Round "6"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C42"] [WhiteElo "2789"] [BlackElo "2799"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "72"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 23,72,32,30,25,31,31,32,20,30,30,25,6,7,6,7,10,22,20,19,15,25,27,26,0,0, 0,0,0,0,-3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. c4 c6 9. Re1 Bf5 10. Qb3 Qd7 {C42: Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves} 11. Nc3 Nxc3 12. Bxf5 Qxf5 {LiveBook: 10 Games. White is slightly better.} 13. Qxb7 Qd7 14. Qxd7 $1 (14. Qxa8 $2 {perishes.} Na4 $19) 14... Nxd7 15. c5 {[#]} Bxh2+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} 16. Nxh2 Ne4 {[#]} 17. f3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 17. Bf4 Rfe8 18. f3 { 1/2-1/2 (53) Svidler,P (2728)-Ivanchuk,V (2750) Morelia/Linares 2007}) 17... Ng3 18. Bf4 Nf5 19. Rad1 Rfe8 20. Rxe8+ Rxe8 21. g4 Ne7 22. Rd3 Nf8 23. Rb3 Ne6 {The position is equal.} 24. Be3 Ng6 25. Kf2 Ngf4 26. Rb7 Kf8 27. Nf1 Re7 28. Rb8+ Re8 29. Rb7 Re7 30. Rb8+ Re8 31. Rxe8+ Kxe8 32. Bxf4 Nxf4 $11 {KN-KN} 33. Ke3 $1 {[%cal Re3f4]} Ng2+ 34. Kf2 Nf4 35. Ke3 $1 {[%cal Re3f4]} Ng2+ 36. Kf2 Nf4 {Precision: White = 87%, Black = 95%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.08"] [Round "6"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C88"] [WhiteElo "2788"] [BlackElo "2805"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "75"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,75,8,18,26,28,21,22,21,13,37,22,18,82,99,88,-15,-18,-20,0,17,121,23, 13,12,12,14,22,20,22,22,17,0,0,0,49,-143,-143,-137,-137,-95,-123,-164,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 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 dxe5 11. Nbd2 {C88: Closed Ruy Lopez: Anti-Marshall Systems} Bc5 12. a5 Be6 13. Bxe6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. Qe2 Qe7 14. Bc4 Nd4 15. Nxd4 Bxd4 16. Nb3 Rfd8 17. Nxd4 Bxc4 18. Nf5 Qe6 { 0-1 (57) Dominguez Perez,L (2739)-Aronian,L (2799) Saint Louis 2017}) 13... fxe6 14. Qe2 Ng4 15. Rf1 Bxf2+ (15... Nd4 $1 $11 {remains equal.} 16. Qc4 (16. Nxd4 Rxf2 17. Rxf2 Qxd4 $17) 16... Qd6) 16. Rxf2 $16 {Hoping for Rf1.} Nd4 17. Qc4 (17. Qd3 $1 $16) 17... Nxf2 $11 18. Kxf2 Qh4+ 19. Kg1 Qg4 {[#]} (19... Qf4 $11) 20. h3 (20. Qd3 $1 $16) 20... Qg3 21. Qd3 $1 {[#]} ({Don't blunder} 21. Nxd4 $2 Rf2 $19) 21... Rxf3 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 22. Nxf3 Rf8 $1 23. Nxd4 Qe1+ $1 24. Kh2 Rf1 25. Qxf1 $1 Qxf1 26. Nf3 ({But not} 26. Nxe6 Qc4 $17) 26... c5 { [%cal Bc7c5,Bc5c4,Bc4c3][%mdl 32]} (26... Qc4 $5 {[%cal Rc4e4]}) 27. b3 $2 (27. Nxe5 $14 {keeps the upper hand.} Qe1 28. Nf3 Qxe4 29. Bd2) 27... Qd1 $17 28. Bb2 Qxc2 29. Bxe5 Qxb3 30. Rf1 {[#]} h6 $2 (30... Qc2 $1 $19 {White must now prevent ...b3.} 31. Kg3 c4) 31. Rf2 $1 $11 {The position is equal.} c4 { aiming for ...c3.} 32. Rd2 $1 {[%cal Rd2d8] Threatening Rd8+.} c3 33. Rd8+ Kf7 $1 {And now ...c2 would win.} 34. Rc8 Qb1 35. Rc7+ Ke8 36. Rc8+ Kf7 (36... Kd7 $5 37. Rc7+ $8 Ke8 $11) 37. Rc7+ Ke8 38. Rc8+ {Precision: White = 56%, Black = 52%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.08"] [Round "6"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A18"] [WhiteElo "2782"] [BlackElo "2760"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "40"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 14,40,33,27,25,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,10,0,0,0,26,0,25,33,33,0,0,0,25,0,0]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 d5 4. e5 d4 5. exf6 dxc3 6. bxc3 Qxf6 7. Nf3 e5 8. d4 {[%cal Bd2d4,Bd4d5][%mdl 32]} Nc6 {A18: English Opening: Flohr-Mikenas System (1 c4 Nf6 2 Nc3 e6 3 e4)} 9. Bg5 Qg6 {Threatens to win with ...e4.} 10. d5 Nb8 11. h4 {[%cal Bh2h4,Bh4h5][%mdl 32]} h6 12. h5 Qa6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12... Qd6 13. Be3 Nd7 14. c5 Nxc5 15. Bb5+ {1-0 (32) Adhiban,B (2671)-Wei,Y (2740) Hoogeveen 2017}) 13. Be3 Nd7 14. Bd3 Ba3 15. O-O $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is more active.} Qd6 16. Nh4 {aiming for Nf5.} O-O 17. Nf5 Qf6 18. Ng3 Qh4 19. Nf5 Qf6 20. Ng3 Qh4 {Precision: White = 62%, Black = 76%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.08"] [Round "6"] [White "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C45"] [WhiteElo "2781"] [BlackElo "2837"] [Annotator "ChessBase"] [PlyCount "145"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:3600+30"] 1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Nc6 { [%emt 0:00:30]} 3. d4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} exd4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 4. Nxd4 {[%emt 0: 00:30]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 5. Nxc6 {[%emt 0:00:30]} bxc6 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 6. e5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Qe7 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 7. Qe2 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Nd5 {[%emt 0: 00:30]} 8. h4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Bb7 {[%emt 0:05:06]} 9. c4 {[%emt 0:14:42]} Nb6 {[%emt 0:01:57]} 10. Rh3 {[%emt 0:03:39]} Qe6 {[%emt 0:06:32]} 11. f4 {[%emt 0: 03:46]} O-O-O {[%emt 0:09:24]} 12. a4 {[%emt 0:13:37]} d5 {[%emt 0:16:03]} 13. a5 {[%emt 0:14:44]} Nxc4 {[%emt 0:01:51]} 14. b3 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Bb4+ { [%emt 0:02:49]} 15. Kf2 {[%emt 0:07:23]} Nxa5 {[%emt 0:13:36]} 16. Bd2 { [%emt 0:00:37]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 17. Rxa5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Bxa5 {[%emt 0:00: 30]} 18. Bxa5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Qf5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 19. Nc3 {[%emt 0:07:05]} Qxf4+ {[%emt 0:01:36]} 20. Kg1 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Rhe8 {[%emt 0:08:57]} 21. Nb5 { [%emt 0:04:49]} a6 {[%emt 0:07:31]} 22. Rf3 {[%emt 0:05:49]} Qxe5 {[%emt 0:05: 57]} 23. Qxe5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Rxe5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 24. Bxc7 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Ree8 {[%emt 0:03:28]} 25. Bxd8 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Rxd8 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 26. Na3 { [%emt 0:00:30]} Rd7 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 27. Bd3 {[%emt 0:00:44]} Kd8 {[%emt 0:00: 30]} 28. Bxh7 {[%emt 0:11:53]} g6 {[%emt 0:02:13]} 29. h5 {[%emt 0:02:00]} gxh5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 30. Rf6 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Ke7 {[%emt 0:02:17]} 31. Rb6 { [%emt 0:00:50]} Rc7 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 32. Nc2 {[%emt 0:04:51]} a5 {[%emt 0:03: 21]} 33. Ne3 {[%emt 0:00:55]} c4 {[%emt 0:01:30]} 34. Bc2 {[%emt 0:02:05]} Bc6 {[%emt 0:04:56]} 35. bxc4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} dxc4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 36. Ra6 { [%emt 0:00:30]} a4 {[%emt 0:01:35]} 37. Bxa4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Be4 {[%emt 0:00: 30]} 38. Ra5 {[%emt 0:04:38]} Ke6 {[%emt 0:03:13]} 39. Rxh5 {[%emt 0:01:07]} c3 {[%emt 0:01:03]} 40. Bb3+ {[%emt 0:00:37]} Kd6 {[%emt 1:00:51]} 41. Bc2 { [%emt 1:01:42]} Bxc2 {[%emt 0:01:07]} 42. Nxc2 {[%emt 0:01:08]} Ke6 {[%emt 0: 03:24]} 43. Kf2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} f5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 44. Rh3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Ke5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 45. Rd3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kf4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 46. Rd4+ { [%emt 0:00:00]} Kg5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 47. Kf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rc8 {[%emt 0:00: 00]} 48. Ra4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rc7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 49. Ra8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kf6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 50. Ra6+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kg5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 51. Nd4 { [%emt 0:00:00]} Rc4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 52. Ne6+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kf6 {[%emt 0:00: 00]} 53. Nf4+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} Ke5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 54. Nd3+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kd5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 55. Ra2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kd4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 56. Nc1 { [%emt 0:00:00]} c2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 57. Ra5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rc3+ {[%emt 0:00: 00]} 58. Kf4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rc8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 59. Rxf5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Re8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 60. Rf7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Re1 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 61. Rd7+ { [%emt 0:00:00]} Kc3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 62. Rc7+ {[%emt 0:05:09]} Kd2 {[%emt 0:00: 00]} 63. Nb3+ {[%emt 0:02:49]} Kd3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 64. Nc5+ {[%emt 0:01:13]} Kd4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 65. Nb3+ {[%emt 0:02:46]} Kd3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 66. Nc5+ { [%emt 0:01:29]} Kd4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 67. Nb3+ {[%emt 0:00:30]} Kd3 {[%emt 0:00: 00]} 68. g4 {[%emt 0:01:09]} Rf1+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} 69. Kg5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Rb1 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 70. Nc5+ {[%emt 0:00:30]} Ke3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 71. Nb3 { [%emt 0:00:30]} Kd3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 72. Nc5+ {[%emt 0:00:30]} Ke3 {[%emt 0:00: 00]} 73. Nb3 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 1/2-1/2 [Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.08"] [Round "6"] [White "Adams, Michael"] [Black "Nepomniachtchi, Ian"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B90"] [WhiteElo "2715"] [BlackElo "2729"] [Annotator "ChessBase"] [PlyCount "170"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:3600+30"] 1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:30]} d6 {[%emt 0: 00:30]} 3. d4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} cxd4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 4. Nxd4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 5. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:30]} a6 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 6. a4 { [%emt 0:00:30]} g6 {[%emt 0:03:04]} 7. Be2 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Bg7 {[%emt 0:00:30] } 8. O-O {[%emt 0:00:30]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:30]} 9. Be3 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Nc6 { [%emt 0:00:30]} 10. Qd2 {[%emt 0:00:32]} Nxd4 {[%emt 0:02:47]} 11. Bxd4 { [%emt 0:00:30]} Be6 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 12. a5 {[%emt 0:10:00]} Rc8 {[%emt 0:00: 30]} 13. Rfd1 {[%emt 0:07:13]} Qc7 {[%emt 0:03:03]} 14. h3 {[%emt 0:03:47]} Rfe8 {[%emt 0:00:47]} 15. Ra3 {[%emt 0:14:31]} Nd7 {[%emt 0:02:06]} 16. Bxg7 { [%emt 0:06:05]} Kxg7 {[%emt 0:01:34]} 17. Qd4+ {[%emt 0:00:30]} Kg8 {[%emt 0: 00:53]} 18. Rd2 {[%emt 0:07:38]} Qc5 {[%emt 0:02:24]} 19. Qxc5 {[%emt 0:02:12]} Rxc5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 20. Nd5 {[%emt 0:01:34]} Bxd5 {[%emt 0:03:44]} 21. exd5 { [%emt 0:00:30]} b5 {[%emt 0:00:35]} 22. axb6 {[%emt 0:07:05]} Nxb6 {[%emt 0:01: 24]} 23. Rxa6 {[%emt 0:05:31]} Nxd5 {[%emt 0:03:47]} 24. c3 {[%emt 0:02:40]} Nc7 {[%emt 0:02:08]} 25. Rb6 {[%emt 0:02:31]} d5 {[%emt 0:02:13]} 26. Rb7 { [%emt 0:01:56]} e6 {[%emt 0:01:26]} 27. Rd3 {[%emt 0:07:11]} Na8 {[%emt 0:02: 55]} 28. Rd4 {[%emt 0:05:51]} Rc7 {[%emt 0:00:42]} 29. Rdb4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:39]} 30. f4 {[%emt 0:06:31]} Ree7 {[%emt 0:03:58]} 31. Rxc7 { [%emt 0:00:34]} Rxc7 {[%emt 0:04:01]} 32. Rb8 {[%emt 0:02:40]} Ra7 {[%emt 0:00: 30]} 33. b4 {[%emt 0:01:45]} Nc7 {[%emt 0:01:46]} 34. b5 {[%emt 0:06:20]} Ra8 { [%emt 0:00:30]} 35. Rb7 {[%emt 0:01:10]} Ne8 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 36. c4 {[%emt 0: 05:00]} Nd6 {[%emt 0:05:40]} 37. Rc7 {[%emt 0:00:30]} dxc4 {[%emt 0:01:00]} 38. Bxc4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Ra1+ {[%emt 0:00:30]} 39. Kf2 {[%emt 0:00:54]} Rc1 { [%emt 0:00:40]} 40. b6 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Nxc4 {[%emt 1:00:30]} 41. b7 {[%emt 1: 00:30]} Rb1 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 42. Rxc4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Rxb7 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 43. Ra4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} h6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 44. Ra5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rb2+ { [%emt 0:00:00]} 45. Kf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rb3+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} 46. Kf2 { [%emt 0:00:00]} Rd3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 47. h4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rd5 {[%emt 0:00: 00]} 48. Ra7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} g5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 49. hxg5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} hxg5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 50. fxg5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rxg5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 51. g3 { [%emt 0:00:00]} Kg6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 52. Kf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rf5+ {[%emt 0:00: 00]} 53. Kg2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rb5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 54. Re7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 55. Kf2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} f6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 56. Re8 {[%emt 0: 00:00]} Kf5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 57. Rf8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rb3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 58. Kg2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rb2+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} 59. Kf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rb3+ { [%emt 0:00:00]} 60. Kg2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Ke6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 61. Kf2 {[%emt 0: 00:00]} Ra3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 62. Re8+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kf5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 63. Rf8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Ra7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 64. Kf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rg7 { [%emt 0:00:00]} 65. Re8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kg5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 66. Re6 {[%emt 0: 00:00]} Rg8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 67. Re7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kf5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 68. Rh7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Ra8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 69. Rh5+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kg6 { [%emt 0:00:00]} 70. Rh4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} f5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 71. Rb4 {[%emt 0: 00:00]} Kg5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 72. Rb7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e4+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} 73. Ke3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Ra3+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} 74. Kf2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Ra2+ { [%emt 0:00:00]} 75. Ke3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kg4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 76. Rg7+ { [%emt 0:01:08]} Kh3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 77. Rg5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Ra3+ {[%emt 0:00: 00]} 78. Kf2 {[%emt 0:01:16]} Rf3+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} 79. Ke1 {[%emt 0:01:05]} Kg2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 80. Ke2 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Rf2+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} 81. Ke3 { [%emt 0:00:47]} Kf1 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 82. g4 {[%emt 0:03:34]} Rf3+ {[%emt 0:00: 00]} 83. Kd4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} e3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 84. Rxf5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Rxf5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 85. Kxe3 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Rf8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 0-1
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