9th London Chess Classic 2017 R8

9th London Chess Classic 2017 R8

A London Chess Classic 2017 viadal nyolcadik fordulójában az orosz Jan Nepomnjacsij sötéttel legyőzte a sokat hibázó, majd tisztet elnéző világbajnokot,
9th London Chess Classic 2017 R8 Carlsen: "I missed everything. There’s not much else to say. I think I failed to predict a single one of his moves"

Last update: 10 December 2017, 17:22 GMT

1 Carlsen 2829.2 −7.8 2908.0 2986.0
# Name Rating Change Tournament Date
1 Caruana 2799 ½ w −0.5 London Chess Classic (1) 01.12.2017
2 Karjakin 2760 ½ b −1.1 London Chess Classic (2) 03.12.2017
3 Anand 2782 ½ w −0.8 London Chess Classic (3) 04.12.2017
4 Vachier-Lagrave 2789 ½ b −0.7 London Chess Classic (4) 05.12.2017
5 So 2788 ½ w −0.7 London Chess Classic (5) 06.12.2017
6 Nakamura 2781 ½ b −0.8 London Chess Classic (6) 08.12.2017
7 Adams 2715 1 w +3.3 London Chess Classic (7) 09.12.2017
8 Nepomniachtchi 2729 0 w −6.5 London Chess Classic (8)

Carlsen: "I missed everything. There’s not much else to say. I think I failed to predict a single one of his moves"

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9th London Chess Classic 2017 R8

Carlsen: "I missed everything. There’s not much else to say. I think I failed to predict a single one of his moves"

"Please, God, make Magnus blunder!"

 

Round 8 London Chess Classic children make first moves for Magnus Carlsen & Mickey Adams GM (photos Lennart Ootes)

He may be world champ & world no.1 but Magnus Carlsen has never beaten lachesisq in a classical game. Today is an opportunity London Chess Classic (photo John Saunders)

[Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.10"] [Round "8"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Nepomniachtchi, Ian"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A04"] [WhiteElo "2837"] [BlackElo "2729"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "80"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 11,80,8,10,12,10,22,12,0,25,29,35,28,29,23,30,12,25,23,18,0,0,0,11,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,-2,0,-8,-12,0,0,8,0,109,41,29,42,41,5,16,16,29,24,88,66,68,0,0,0,0, -22,-22,-63,-61,-65,-65,-268,-285,-264,-281,-279,-268,-271,-270,-283,-278]} 1. Nf3 c5 2. c3 d5 3. d4 cxd4 4. cxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. Bf4 Nh5 7. Bd2 {D13: Slav Defence: Exchange variation without ...Bf5} Nf6 8. e3 e6 9. Bd3 {The position is equal.} Bd6 10. e4 dxe4 11. Nxe4 Be7 12. O-O O-O 13. Qc2 h6 14. Rad1 Bd7 15. a3 Rc8 {[#]} 16. Nc3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 16. Qb1 Qb6 17. b4 Nxe4 18. Bxe4 Bf6 19. Be3 Qc7 {1/2-1/2 (49) Safarli,E (2620)-Mammadov,Z (2442) Baku 2012}) 16... a6 17. Qc1 Re8 18. Rfe1 Bf8 19. Bf4 b5 20. Qd2 b4 21. axb4 Nxb4 22. Ne5 Nxd3 23. Qxd3 a5 24. Qf3 Bb4 {[#]} (24... Qe7 $11) 25. Re3 (25. Bxh6 $1 $16 { [%mdl 512]} Bxc3 (25... gxh6 26. Ne4) 26. Bxg7 Kxg7 27. bxc3) 25... Bxc3 $14 26. bxc3 Ba4 27. Ra1 Bc2 $1 28. h3 Bf5 29. g4 Bh7 (29... Bg6 $11 {remains equal.}) 30. c4 Nd7 {[%cal Bf6d7,Bd7b6,Bb6a4][%mdl 32]} 31. Nc6 (31. c5 $1 $14) 31... Qf6 $1 $11 {Hoping for ...g5.} 32. Nxa5 Nb6 33. c5 Rxc5 $1 34. dxc5 Qxa1+ 35. Kh2 Qxa5 36. Qc6 $2 ({White must play} 36. cxb6 $15 Qxb6 37. Rc3) 36... Qa4 $19 {Black has a decisive advantage.} 37. Qxa4 Nxa4 38. c6 {If only White now had time for Rb3....} Nb6 39. c7 f6 {...e5 is the strong threat.} 40. Rb3 {[#]} Nc8 $1 {Precision: White = 48%, Black = 80%.} 0-1

Derby Day at the Classic: Round 8 sees GM Hikaru take on Fabiano Caruana (photo John Saunders)

[Event "9th London Chess Classic 2017"] [Site "London"] [Date "2017.12.10"] [Round "8"] [White "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E32"] [WhiteElo "2781"] [BlackElo "2799"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "85"] [EventDate "2017.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 26,85,0,0,24,16,36,35,16,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,6,7,22,0,6,6,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,6,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,7,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. Nf3 c5 6. dxc5 Na6 {[%cal Bb8a6,Ba6c5,Bc5e4][%mdl 32]} 7. g3 Nxc5 8. Bg2 Nce4 9. O-O Nxc3 10. bxc3 Be7 11. e4 d6 12. e5 dxe5 13. Nxe5 Qc7 14. Qe2 Nd7 {E39: Nimzo-Indian: Classical: 4...c5 5 dxc5 0-0} 15. Bf4 Nxe5 16. Bxe5 Bd6 {White is slightly better.} 17. Rfe1 {The position is equal.} Rb8 18. Rad1 Bxe5 $1 19. Qxe5 Qxe5 20. Rxe5 b6 21. c5 {[%cal Bc4c5,Bc5c6,Bc6d7] [%mdl 32] [#] With the idea c6.} Ba6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 21... f6 22. cxb6 axb6 {1-0 (55) Navara,D (2730)-Caruana,F (2787) Wijk aan Zee 2016}) 22. c6 { next c7 is good for White.} Rbc8 23. Rd7 Rfd8 24. Re4 Rxd7 25. cxd7 $11 { [%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} Rd8 26. Ra4 $1 {[%cal Ra4a6]} Bb5 27. Rxa7 Kf8 28. Bf1 Bxd7 29. Rb7 e5 30. Bc4 b5 31. Bxb5 Be6 $1 32. c4 Rd1+ 33. Kg2 Rc1 34. a4 { Threatens to win with a5.} Bxc4 {[#] And now ...Bd5+ would win.} 35. Bxc4 Rxc4 {KR-KR} 36. a5 {Hoping for a6.} Ra4 37. Ra7 e4 38. Ra8+ Ke7 39. a6 Kf6 40. g4 e3 41. fxe3 {aiming for Kg3.} Rxg4+ 42. Kf3 Ra4 43. a7 {Precision: White = 53%, Black = 88%.} 1/2-1/2

Round 8: Vachier Lagrave plays vishy - MVL can still overhaul Carlsen in the GrandChessTour if results go his way

[Event "9th London Classic"] [Site "London ENG"] [Date "2017.12.10"] [Round "8.3"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2804"] [BlackElo "2770"] [ECO "C53"] [Opening "Giuoco Piano"] [EventDate "2017.12.01"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. O-O d5 7. exd5 Nxd5 8. a4 a6 9. Re1 Bg4 10. h3 Bh5 11. Nbd2 f6 12. Ne4 Ba7 13. b4 Kh8 14. Bd2 Nce7 15. b5 axb5 16. axb5 c6 17. Ng3 Be8 18. Bxd5 cxd5 19. c4 Bc5 20. Rxa8 Qxa8 21. d4 exd4 22. Nxd4 Bxd4 23. Rxe7 Bc5 24. Rc7 Bb6 25. Re7 Bc5 26. Rc7 Bb6 27. Re7 1/2-1/2

Round 8: Mickey Adams GM ½-½ Levon Aronian 27 move

[Event "9th London Classic"] [Site "London ENG"] [Date "2017.12.10"] [Round "8.4"] [White "Adams, Michael"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2727"] [BlackElo "2805"] [ECO "C67"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "Berlin defence, open variation"] [EventDate "2017.12.01"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. d4 Bf6 10. Re1 Nf5 11. c3 d5 12. Bf4 c6 13. Nd2 Nh4 14. Bd3 Bf5 15. Bxf5 Nxf5 16. Nf3 Qd7 17. Ne5 Bxe5 18. Rxe5 f6 19. Re1 Rfe8 20. Qd3 Rxe1+ 21. Rxe1 Re8 22. Re2 Rxe2 23. Qxe2 Kf7 24. Qh5+ Kg8 25. Qe2 Kf7 26. Qh5+ Kg8 27. Qe2 1/2-1/2

Pining for home? @SergeyKaryakin gazes wistfully into space during his game with Wesley So. Maybe the Russian weather in London will help him (photo John Saunders)

[Event "9th London Classic"] [Site "London ENG"] [Date "2017.12.10"] [Round "8.5"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2784"] [BlackElo "2782"] [ECO "E00"] [Opening "Catalan opening"] [EventDate "2017.12.01"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Be7 5. Nf3 d5 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7 8. Qc2 c6 9. Bf4 b6 10. cxd5 cxd5 11. Rc1 Bb7 12. Qb3 Rc8 13. Rxc8 Qxc8 14. Nc3 Nh5 15. Bg5 Bxg5 16. Nxg5 Nhf6 17. e3 Qb8 18. Bf1 Rc8 19. a4 h6 20. Nf3 Ne4 21. a5 Bc6 22. axb6 Nxc3 23. Qxc3 Nxb6 24. Qa3 Rc7 25. Ne5 Be8 26. Qb4 Nd7 27. Qxb8 Nxb8 28. Nd3 Rb7 29. Ra2 Nc6 30. Nc5 Rb6 31. b3 Kf8 32. Ba6 Nb4 33. Ra3 Nxa6 34. Nxa6 Bb5 35. Nc5 a6 36. f4 Ke7 37. Kf2 f6 38. g4 Rc6 39. Ra2 g5 40. Rc2 Rc8 41. Kg3 gxf4+ 42. exf4 e5 43. fxe5 fxe5 44. dxe5 d4 45. Rc1 Rd8 46. Nb7 Rd5 47. Rc5 Ke6 48. Kf4 d3 49. Rxd5 Kxd5 50. Ke3 Kxe5 51. h4 d2 52. Kxd2 Kf4 53. g5 hxg5 54. hxg5 Kxg5 55. Nc5 Kf6 56. Nxa6 Ke5 1/2-1/2

Tournament director Telegraph Chess himself played in today's Super Blitz Open at the London ChessClassic 

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. Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2729 * ½ . ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 2924
2. Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2799 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 . 5 2878
3. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2789 . ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 2826
4. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2781 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ . ½ ½ 4 2780
5. So, Wesley g USA 2788 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ . ½ 4 2776
6. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2805 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * . ½ ½ ½ 4 2767
7. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2837 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ . * ½ ½ 1 4 2767
8. Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2760 ½ 0 0 . ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 3 2693
9. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2782 0 0 ½ ½ . ½ ½ ½ * ½ 3 2689
10. Adams, Michael g ENG 2715 0 . ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * 3 2696
Round 1 (December 1, 2017)
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 28 C84 Ruy Lopez Centre Attack
Nakamura, Hikaru - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 44 A05 Various
So, Wesley - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 31 A04 Dutch System
Carlsen, Magnus - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 54 D27 QGA
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
Nakamura, Hikaru - So, Wesley ½-½ 31 A33 English Symmetrical
Aronian, Levon - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 33 E00 Catalan
Carlsen, Magnus - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 31 E04 Catalan
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
Nakamura, Hikaru - Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 32 B91 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.g3
So, Wesley - Adams, Michael ½-½ 31 A07 Barcza System
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)
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 30 E35 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Caruana, Fabiano - Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 39 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
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
Nakamura, Hikaru - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 73 C45 Scotch Game
So, Wesley - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 38 C88 Ruy Lopez Closed
Anand, Viswanathan - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 20 A18 English Opening
Adams, Michael - Nepomniachtchi, Ian 0-1 85 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Round 7 (December 9, 2017)
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 37 A17 English Opening
Caruana, Fabiano - So, Wesley ½-½ 30 C77 Ruy Lopez Anderssen
Aronian, Levon - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 45 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Carlsen, Magnus - Adams, Michael 1-0 58 A03 Bird's Opening
Karjakin, Sergey - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 0-1 59 B96 Sicilian Najdorf
Round 8 (December 10, 2017)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 27 C53 Giuoco Piano
Nakamura, Hikaru - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 43 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
So, Wesley - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 56 E00 Catalan
Carlsen, Magnus - Nepomniachtchi, Ian 0-1 40 A04 Dutch System
Adams, Michael - Aronian, Levon
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