Ding Liren és Maxime Vachier-Lagrave a GCT döntösei

Ding Liren és Maxime Vachier-Lagrave a GCT döntösei

Carlsen tells TV 2 he doesn’t think he will have any problems to motivate himself for the bronze-final: “Why not? I’ll just try my best and have fun.”

Londonban a francia Vachier-Lagrave nyert Carlsen ellen,igy Ding Lirennel játssza a GCT 2019 döntőjét A másik ágon a kínai Ding Liren könnyen nyert az egészségi problémákkal küszködő Levon Aronian ellen

Aronian loses on time while allowing a mate in two. Photo: Lennart Ootes/Grand Chess Tour.

The end of an epic fight. Photo: Lennart Ootes/Grand Chess Tour.

Vachier-Lagrave (2884.6) not only defeated Carlsen on tiebreak (14:10) to reach the finals of the GrandChessTour , but is also back to World Rapid #1

FIDE GP December 2 – 8, 2019 Magnus Carlsenel Carlsen v MVL & Ding v Aronian

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A csütörtöki pihenőnap után péntektől hasonló lebonyolítással játsszák le a döntőt és a bronzmeccset is, három időkontroll mellett mérkőznek meg. Két klasszikus partival indítanak, a győzelemért 6, a döntetlenért 3 pont jár. Vasárnap két rapidpartival folytatják, 4, illetve 2 pont a jutalom. A csatákat négy villámjátszma zárja, 2, illetve 1 pont jár. Amennyiben a meccs döntetlennel érne véget, akkor rájátszás következik, két 10-10 perces játszma, végül a „hirtelen halál” parti döntene. A győztes a 350 ezer dolláros díjalapból 150 ezret kap, a vesztes 100 ezret, a harmadik 60, a negyedik 40 ezer dollárt kasszírozhat. A Grand Chess Tour 2018 döntőjének elődöntői: Magnus Carlsen (norvég, 2872) – Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (francia, 2780) 14,5 – 15,5 Magnus Carlsen – Maxime Vachier-Lagrave döntetlen (Szicíliai védelem, 32) Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – Magnus Carlsen döntetlen (Spanyol megnyitás, 43) Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (francia, 2873) – Magnus Carlsen (norvég, 2886) döntetlen (Spanyol megnyitás, 46) Magnus Carlsen – Maxime Vachier-Lagrave döntetlen (Grünfeld védelem, 59)

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (francia, 2768) – Magnus Carlsen (norvég, 2865) döntetlen (Spanyol megnyitás, 46)

Magnus Carlsen – Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 0 – 1 (Vezérgyalog megnyitás, 54) Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – Magnus Carlsen 0 – 1 (Szicíliai védelem, 45) Magnus Carlsen – Maxime Vachier-Lagrave döntetlen (Angol megnyitás, 72)

Magnus Carlsen (norvég, 2886) – Maxime Vachier-Lagrtave (francia, 2873) 0 – 1 (Szicíliai védelem, 83) Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – Magnus Carlsen döntetlen Levon Aronjan (örmény, 2775) – Ding Liren (kínai, 2801) 9 – 19 Levon Aronjan – Ding Liren döntetlen (Semi-Tarrasch védelem, 28) Ding Liren – Levon Aronjan döntetlen (Caro-Kann védelem, 28)

Ding Liren (kínai, 2803) – Levon Aronjan (örmény, 2784) 1 – 0 (Vezércsel, 35) Levon Aronjan – Ding Liren 0 – 1 (Angol megnyitás, 39) Ding Liren (kínai, 2830) – Levon Aronjan (örmény, 2698) döntetlen (Cseh Benoni, 56) Levon Aronjan – Ding Liren 0 – 1 (Angol megnyitás, 36) Ding Liren – Levon Aronjan 1 – 0 (Olasz megnyitás, 36) Levon Aronjan – Ding Liren 1 – 0 (Olasz megnyitás, 32) A csütörtöki pihenőnap után péntektől hasonló lebonyolítással játsszák le a döntőt és a bronzmeccset is, három időkontroll mellett mérkőznek meg. Két klasszikus partival indítanak, a győzelemért 6, a döntetlenért 3 pont jár. Vasárnap két rapidpartival folytatják, 4, illetve 2 pont a jutalom. A csatákat négy villámjátszma zárja, 2, illetve 1 pont jár. Amennyiben a meccs döntetlennel érne véget, akkor rájátszás következik, két 10-10 perces játszma, végül a „hirtelen halál” parti döntene. A győztes a 350 ezer dolláros díjalapból 150 ezret kap, a vesztes 100 ezret, a harmadik 60, a negyedik 40 ezer dollárt kasszírozhat.

NYOMJUK A ROCKOT MEG A SAKKOT

[Event “11th London Classic 2019”] [Site “London ENG”] [Date “2019.12.04”] [Round “1.6”] [White “Carlsen, Magnus”] [Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”] [Result “0-1”] [ECO “A48”] [WhiteElo “2856”] [BlackElo “2799”] [Annotator “chessvibes”] [PlyCount “108”] [EventDate “2019.12.02”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Nbd2 d5 4. b3 Bg7 5. Bb2 a5 6. a4 O-O 7. e3 Bf5 8. Be2
Nc6 9. O-O Nb4 10. Ne1 Ne4 11. c3 Nxd2 12. Qxd2 Nc6 13. Nd3 e5 14. Nxe5 Nxe5 15.
dxe5 Bxe5 16. Rfd1 Qd6 17. Ba3 c5 18. Qxd5 Qxd5 19. Rxd5 Bxc3 20. Rad1 Bb4 21.
Bxb4 cxb4 22. Bc4 Be6 23. Rb5 Rfd8 24. Rd4 Rac8 25. Rxd8+ Rxd8 26. Kf1 Bxc4+ 27.
bxc4 Rd2 28. Rxb7 Ra2 29. c5 Rxa4 30. Ke2 Ra3 31. c6 Rc3 32. c7 Kg7 33. Ra7 ({It
made sense to improve the king’s position more with} 33. Kd2 {as Black has no
useful moves on the queenside.} 33… Rc5 34. Kd3) 33… b3 34. Rxa5?! ({Here}
34. Kf3! {was accurate as after e.g.} 34… Kf6 {White has a better version
compared to the game:} (34… b2 35. Rb7 Rxc7 (35… a4 36. Rxb2 Rxc7 37. Ra2
Ra7 38. Ra3) 36. Rxb2) 35. Rxa5 Rxc7 36. Rb5 Rc3 37. g4) 34… Rxc7 35. Rb5?!
({And here} 35. e4 {was a better try, even though it means passive defense with
the rook:} 35… Rb7 36. Ra1 b2 (36… Rc7 37. Ra5 Rb7 38. Ra1) 37. Rb1 Kf6 38.
Ke3 g5 39. Kd4) 35… Rc2+ 36. Kf3 b2 37. Rb6 h5 38. h3 Kf8 39. g4 h4 40. g5 Ke7
41. e4 Kd7 42. Ke3 Kc7 43. Rb5 Kc6 44. Rb8 Kc5 45. f4 Kc4 46. f5 Kc3 47. Kf4 Rg2
48. fxg6 fxg6 49. e5 Re2 50. Rb6 Kc2 51. Rc6+ Kd1 52. Rd6+ Kc1 53. Rc6+ Rc2 54.
Rb6 Rc4+ 0-1

[Event “11th London Classic 2019”] [Site “London ENG”] [Date “2019.12.04”] [Round “1.7”] [White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”] [Black “Carlsen, Magnus”] [Result “0-1”] [ECO “B56”] [WhiteElo “2799”] [BlackElo “2856”] [Annotator “chessvibes”] [PlyCount “90”] [EventDate “2019.12.02”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Bd7 6. Bg5 e6 7. Ndb5 (7. Qd2
h6 8. Bxf6 Qxf6 9. O-O-O a6 10. f4 Nc6 11. Nf3 O-O-O 12. Na4 g5 13. f5 g4 14.
Ne1 Qg5 {Aronian,L (2758)-Artemiev,V (2746) chess.com INT 2019}) 7… Bxb5 8.
Bxb5+ Nc6 9. Qf3 Be7 10. e5 dxe5 11. Bxc6+ bxc6 12. Qxc6+ Kf8 13. O-O Qc8 14.
Qf3 Rb8 N (14… h6 15. Bh4 Rb8 16. Rab1 g5 17. Bg3 Nd7 18. Rfd1 f6 {Zlebcik,L
(2488)-Gildred,T (2400) ICCF email 2009}) 15. Rab1 h6 16. Bxf6 gxf6 17. Rfd1 f5
18. Qe3 Qc7 19. Na4 Kg7 20. b3 Qxc2 21. Qxe5+ Bf6 22. Qg3+ Kh7 23. Qd3 Rhc8 24.
Qd2 Rc7 25. g3 Rbc8 26. a3 Kg6 27. Qxc2 Rxc2 28. b4 R8c4 29. Nc5 Bd4 30. Nd3 Ra2
31. Rbc1 Rxc1 32. Rxc1 Rxa3 33. Nf4+ Kf6 34. Kf1 Ra2 35. Ne2 Bb6 36. f4 Rb2 37.
Rc4 Ke7 38. h4 Kd6 39. Nc3 Rf2+ 40. Ke1 Rf3 41. Ne2 Kd5 42. Rc8 Rb3 43. Kd2 Ke4
44. Nc3+ Kf3 45. Rh8 Bd4 0-1

[Event “11th London Classic 2019”] [Site “London ENG”] [Date “2019.12.04”] [Round “1.1”] [White “Carlsen, Magnus”] [Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”] [Result “0-1”] [ECO “B95”] [WhiteElo “2870”] [BlackElo “2777”] [Annotator “chessvibes”] [PlyCount “164”] [EventDate “2019.??.??”] [WhiteTeam “Norway”] [BlackTeam “France”] [WhiteTeamCountry “NOR”] [BlackTeamCountry “FRA”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f3 h6 8. Be3 b5
9. a3 Nbd7 10. Qd2 Bb7 11. O-O-O h5 12. Kb1 Be7 (12… Rc8 13. h3 h4 14. Bd3 Ne5
15. Rhe1 Be7 16. Bg5 Nc4 17. Bxc4 Rxc4 18. Nb3 Rh5 {Mekhitarian,K (2559)
-Topalov,V (2760) Caxias do Sul 2016}) 13. Rg1 (13. Qe1 Rc8 14. Rg1 Qc7 15. g3
Ne5 16. Rg2 O-O {was the first standard game in this match.}) 13… Rc8 14. Be2
Nb6 15. Qe1 Nfd7 16. g4! hxg4 17. Rxg4 Bf8?! N ({MVL had missed that} 17… g6
{can simply be answered by} 18. Rxg6 {when} 18… fxg6 19. Nxe6 {traps the
queen.}) ({However, as the Frenchman will surely notice soon, a correspondence
game already showed how Black should play:} 17… Kf8 18. Qg3 Rxc3! 19. bxc3 Na4
20. Bd2 Nf6 21. Rxg7 Nh5 22. Bh6 Nxc3+ 23. Ka1 Nxg3 24. Rh7+ Kg8 25. Rg7+ Kf8
{½-½ Borzenko, A (2520)-Pezzica,G (2547) ICCF email 2012}) 18. Rg2 Ne5 19. f4
Nec4 20. Bc1 Qc7 21. Bxc4 Nxc4 22. Rd3 g6 23. b3 Bg7 24. Qd1 Qa5 25. f5 Ne5 26.
b4 Qb6 27. fxg6 Nxg6 28. Be3 Bh6 29. Ndxb5 ({Not a bad move but completeley
crushing was} 29. Nxe6! Bxe3 30. Rxd6 Bc6 31. Nd5 Qb8 32. Ndc7+ Ke7 33. Rxc6)
29… Bxe3 30. Nxd6+ Ke7 31. Nxb7 Ne5 32. Rxe3 Nc4 33. Rd3 (33. Rf3) 33… Qxb7
34. Na4 (34. Qc1! {both defends and attacks and White still has good winning
chances.}) 34… Rhd8 35. Nc5? (35. Rxd8 Rxd8 36. Qe1 {was still good for White
as} 36… Nxa3+ 37. Ka2 Nc4 {fails to} 38. Qh4+) 35… Rxd3 36. Nxd3 Nxa3+?!
(36… Qxe4) 37. Kc1? (37. Ka2) 37… Qxe4 {Now suddenly Black is winning.} 38.
Rf2 Qe3+? (38… Qd4 {was deadly here.}) 39. Kb2 Nc4+ 40. Ka2 Nd6 41. Qh5 Nf5
42. Re2 Qg1 43. Qf3 Qb6 44. Ne5 Qb5 45. c4? {Blundering a pawn.} ({it was highly
unclear after} 45. Qe4) 45… Qa4+ 46. Qa3 Qxa3+ 47. Kxa3 f6 48. Nd3 Rxc4 49.
Nc5 Nd4 50. Re4 a5 51. Ka2 Rxb4 52. Nd3 Nb5 53. Rxb4 axb4 54. Nxb4 f5 55. Kb2
Kf6 56. Kc2 Nd4+ 57. Kd3 Nf3 58. h3 e5 59. Ke3 Nh4 60. Nd5+ Kg5 61. Ne7 Ng6 62.
Nc8 Nf4 63. h4+ Kxh4 64. Ne7 Kg5 65. Kf3 Ng6 66. Nd5 e4+ 67. Ke3 Ne5 68. Kd4 Ng4
69. Nc7 Nh2 70. Ke3 Nf1+ 71. Kf2 Nd2 72. Ke3 Nc4+ 73. Kd4 Nd6 74. Ne6+ Kg4 75.
Ke3 Kg3 76. Nd4 f4+ 77. Ke2 Kg2 78. Ne6 f3+ 79. Ke3 Kg3 80. Nf4 Nc4+ 81. Kxe4 f2
82. Ne2+ Kg4 0-1

[Event “11th London Classic 2019”] [Site “London ENG”] [Date “2019.12.04”] [Round “1.1”] [White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”] [Black “Carlsen, Magnus”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] [ECO “B51”] [WhiteElo “2777”] [BlackElo “2870”] [PlyCount “87”] [EventDate “2019.??.??”] [WhiteTeam “France”] [BlackTeam “Norway”] [WhiteTeamCountry “FRA”] [BlackTeamCountry “NOR”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. d4 cxd4 5. Qxd4 a6 6. Bxd7+ Qxd7 7. Nc3 e5 8.
Qd3 Qc6 9. O-O Be6 10. Rd1 Rc8 11. a4 h6 12. Nd2 Nf6 13. Nf1 Be7 14. Ne3 O-O 15.
Ncd5 Bxd5 16. exd5 Qd7 17. Nf5 Kh8 18. c4 e4 19. Qh3 Nh7 20. b3 Bf6 21. Ra2 b5
22. axb5 axb5 23. cxb5 Ng5 24. Qg4 Qxb5 25. Bxg5 hxg5 26. Nxd6 Qxb3 27. Nxc8
Qxa2 28. Nd6 e3 29. Qh3+ Kg8 30. Qxe3 Rd8 31. Ne4 Rxd5 32. Nxf6+ gxf6 33. Rf1
Kg7 34. h3 Qc4 35. Qf3 Qd3 36. Qxd3 Rxd3 37. Re1 Rd6 38. Rf1 Rd7 39. Re1 Rd8 40.
g4 Rd7 41. Kg2 Rd8 42. Kg1 Rd7 43. Kg2 Rd8 44. Kg1 1/2-1/2


[Event “Grand Chess Tour Finals”] [Site “?”] [Date “2019.12.04”] [Round “3.2”] [White “Ding, Liren”] [Black “Aronian, Levon”] [Result “1-0”] [ECO “D37”] [WhiteElo “2801”] [BlackElo “2772”] [Annotator “Bojkov, Dejan”] [PlyCount “70”] [EventDate “2019.??.??”] [SourceVersionDate “2014.12.06”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. Be2 dxc4 8. O-O
a6 (8… c5 9. dxc5 Nxc5 10. Bxc4 Qxd1 11. Rfxd1 b6 12. Bd6 Bxd6 13. Rxd6 Bb7
14. Rad1 Bxf3 15. gxf3 Rfc8 16. Be2 {was Ding,L (2811)-Firouzja,A (2702)
Khanty-Mansiysk 2019}) 9. a4 Nd5 10. Bxc4 Nxf4 11. exf4 c5 12. dxc5 Bxc5 N {A
novelty, played after three minutes of thought.} ({An earlier game went} 12…
Nxc5 13. Ne5 Nd7 14. Qe2 Nxe5 15. fxe5 Bd7 16. Bd3 Bc6 17. Rfd1 Qc7 18. Be4 Rfd8
19. Bxc6 {1/2-1/2 (19) Fedorovsky,M (2478) -Feldmann,J (2208) Munich 2017}) 13.
Qe2 {Ding also took time to play this obvious move. The rooks are connected and
ready to occupy both open files, The queen is eyeing the pawn on e6.} 13… b6
14. Rad1 {After all the Chinese GM decided that the rooks will work better on
the central files.} 14… Qe7 15. Rfe1 {The threat is f4-f5.} 15… g6 {This
obvious move provides White an extraordinary possibility.} ({Aronian could have
ignored the threat with} 15… Nf6 {since} 16. f5 Ng4 {gives Black counterplay
on the dark squares. Then} 17. Ne4 Bb4 18. Nc3 Bc5 {is only a repetition
whereas} 19. Nd4 Qh4 {promises Black too much activity against White’s king.})
16. Nd5 {This seems like an empty blow as the queen can simply retreat.} 16…
Qd8 {Now the white knight also needs to retreat, right?} ({Not:} 16… exd5 17.
Qxe7 Bxe7 18. Bxd5 Bb4 19. Re4 {which drops a pawn for Black.}) 17. Ng5! {Nope,
Ding throws more fuel into the attacking engine.} 17… exd5 18. Bxd5 Ra7
{Surprisingly, this is not the best square for the rook. True, it defends the
seventh rank and it is safe from some forks on the e5 square, but in some lines
it does not defend the bishop on c8.} ({After the best move} 18… Rb8 {the line
that gave White an edge in the game} 19. b4 Bxb4 20. Bxf7+ Rxf7 21. Nxf7 Qf8 22.
Nd6 {no longer leads to the same as} ({True, White can force a draw in the line}
22. Ng5 Bxe1 23. Qe6+ Kh8 ({Black cannot play} 23… Kg7?? 24. Rxd7+) 24. Rxd7
Bxf2+ 25. Kh1 ({Not} 25. Kxf2? Qxf4+) ({Or} 25. Kf1 {which leads to the same as
in the main line.}) 25… Bxd7 26. Qe5+ Qg7 (26… Kg8 27. Qd5+ {changes
nothing.}) 27. Qxb8+ Qg8 28. Qe5+ {with perpetual check.}) 22… Bxe1 23. Qe6+
Kg7 24. Qxe1 Nf6 {defends Black in time.}) 19. b4! {The point behind the
sacrifice. The bishop is forced to move away from the defense of the pawn.}
19… Bxb4 20. Bxf7+ Rxf7 21. Nxf7 Qf8 ({As in the line} 21… Kxf7 22. Qc4+ Kg7
23. Qxb4 {the bishop hangs.}) 22. Nd6 Bxd6 ({Now we can see the difference in
the positions of the rook on a7 and b6.} 22… Bxe1 23. Qc4+ Kg7 24. Nxc8 {This
bishop is unprotected. Still, this was Black’s best try as after} 24… Bxf2+
25. Kxf2 Ne5 26. Qd4 Qxc8 27. Qxe5+ {The position is unpleasant for Black, but
playable.}) 23. Qe6+ Kg7 ({White is clearly better in case of} 23… Qf7 24.
Qxd6 Nf8 25. Qxb6 Rc7 26. Rd4) 24. Rxd6 {The end of the forcing play. Ding
attacks for free, his major pieces are far more active than Aronian’s ones.}
24… Rc7 25. g3 {The obvious is not always the most accurate. Although in this
particular case it instantly led to a win.} ({Better was either the aggressive}
25. h4!) ({or the positional} 25. Rc6! {White needs to trade the enemy active
rook.} 25… Rxc6 26. Qxc6 Nf6 27. Qxb6 {in both cases with clear edge for
White.}) 25… Qf7 {Under pressure, with little time on the clock, Aronian
blunders.} ({He would have been still in the game after the precise} 25… Qf6!
26. Qd5 Qf7) ({Or after} 25… b5! {in order to get rid of all the queenside
pawns and defend on just one side.}) 26. Rc6! {Not only is this move generally
desirable. Here it wins on the spot as the black bishop is trapped!} 26… Rxc6
({Or} 26… Qxe6 27. Rexe6 Rxc6 28. Rxc6 Bb7 29. Rc7 {with the same result.})
27. Qxc6 Qf8 28. Rc1 Nc5 29. Qxb6 {Winning the pawn, the piece and the game.}
29… Ne6 30. Qc6 Nd4 31. Qc7+! {Small, precise moves like this save dozens of
moves when converting the advantage.} (31. Qxc8 Ne2+ {would have also won but
would have prolonged the battle.}) 31… Kh6 32. Qxc8 {Now the black queen is
hanging and there is no time to pick up the exchange.} 32… Qe7 33. Rd1 Nf3+
34. Kg2 Qe4 35. Kh3 Nd4 (35… Nd4 {While executing this move Aronian flagged:}
36. Qf8+ Kh5 37. g4#) 1-0

[Event “11th London Classic 2019”] [Site “London ENG”] [Date “2019.12.04”] [Round “1.4”] [White “Aronian, Levon”] [Black “Ding Liren”] [Result “0-1”] [ECO “A28”] [WhiteElo “2778”] [BlackElo “2799”] [Annotator “chessvibes”] [PlyCount “78”] [EventDate “2019.12.02”]

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. d3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e3 Be7 7. Be2 O-O 8. Bd2
(8. O-O Be6 9. Bd2 Qd7 10. a3 a5 11. Rc1 Rfd8 12. Ne4 f6 13. Nc5 Bxc5 14. Rxc5
a4 {Carlsen,M (2882)-Ding,L (2805) Saint Louis 2019}) 8… Be6 9. a3 a5 10. Qc2
Nb6 11. b3 f5 12. Bc1 N (12. O-O g5 13. Bc1 g4 14. Nd2 Bd6 15. Re1 Qh4 16. g3
Qh3 17. Bf1 Qh5 18. Bg2 Rf6 {Jakobsen,O (2345)-Edvardsson,K (2205) Copenhagen
1998}) 12… Bf6 13. Bb2 g5!? 14. Nd2 (14. h3) 14… Bg7 (14… g4) 15. h3 Qe7
16. g4!? {The typical play around the control of the e4-square.} 16… f4 17.
Nde4 Nd5 18. O-O-O?! {Castling queenside has some immediately tactical issues.}
({The engine suggests} 18. Nxd5 Bxd5 19. O-O {but} 19… f3 20. Bd1 {might be
unpleasant to play.}) 18… a4! ({White was protecting e3 thanks to the
intermediate trade:} 18… fxe3 19. Nxd5 Bxd5 20. fxe3 {however the knight on c3
was overloaded with covering a4 as well.}) 19. b4 (19. bxa4 {is problematic
long-term.}) ({Giving up the exchange with} 19. Nxd5 Bxd5 20. b4 Bb3 21. Qc5
{was perhaps the lesser evil compared to the game.}) 19… Ndxb4! 20. axb4 a3
21. Ba1 Nxb4 22. Qb1 f3 23. Bf1 Ra6 {Black’s attack is close to winning.} 24.
Nxg5?! (24. Kd2!?) 24… a2 ({Not bad but} 24… Na2+! 25. Nxa2 (25. Kd2 Rb6 26.
Qc2 Bb3 27. Qb1 Nxc3 28. Bxc3 a2 29. Qa1 Bxd1 30. Qxd1 Qxg5) 25… Rb6 26. Qc2
Bb3 {would have won material as Ng5 is still hanging.}) 25. Qb2 Rb6 26. Nxe6
Qxe6 27. Qa3 Rd8 28. Rd2 c5? {Allowing White back into the game.} ({Killing was}
28… Bf8 29. Qb2 Ra8! {e.g.} 30. Kd1 Nd5 31. Qc2 Nxc3+ 32. Qxc3 Rb1+ 33. Kc2
Ra3) 29. Ne4 {Now it’s not so easy to keep the attack going.} 29… Bf8 30.
Qc3?? (30. Qa4! Ra6 (30… Qd5 31. g5) 31. Qb5 {followed by 32.d4 or 32.Qc4
defends.}) 30… Nd5! {Pointing out that White’s last move was a blunder.} 31.
Qc2 (31. Qxe5 {fails to} 31… Rb1+ 32. Kc2 Nb4+ 33. Kc3 Rb3#) 31… Rb1+
{Aronian could have resigned here.} 32. Qxb1 axb1=Q+ 33. Kxb1 Nb4 34. g5 Qb3+
35. Bb2 Ra8 36. Nc3 e4 37. g6 Bg7 38. d4 cxd4 39. exd4 Bxd4 0-1

[Event “11th London Classic 2019”] [Site “London ENG”] [Date “2019.12.04”] [Round “1.3”] [White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”] [Black “Carlsen, Magnus”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] [WhiteElo “2799”] [BlackElo “2856”] [ECO “C78”] [Opening “Ruy Lopez”] [Variation “Moeller defence”] [EventDate “2019.12.02”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Bc5 6. c3 O-O 7. d4 Ba7 8.
dxe5 Nxe4 9. Qd5 Nc5 10. Bc2 Ne7 11. Qd1 d5 12. exd6 Qxd6 13. Qxd6 cxd6 14.
Re1 Re8 15. Na3 Bg4 16. Bf4 Bxf3 17. gxf3 d5 18. Rad1 Ne6 19. Be3 g6 20.
Bb3 d4 21. cxd4 Nf5 22. d5 Ned4 23. Bxd4 Rxe1+ 24. Rxe1 Bxd4 25. Nc4 b5 26.
Ne3 Nd6 27. Rc1 Bxb2 28. Rc6 Be5 29. Ng4 Bf4 30. Nf6+ Kg7 31. Ne4 Nf5 32.
d6 Ra7 33. Bd1 Nd4 34. Rb6 Rd7 35. Rxa6 f5 36. Nc5 Rxd6 37. Rxd6 Bxd6 38.
Nb3 Ne6 39. Be2 b4 40. Bc4 Nf4 41. Nc1 Kf6 42. Nd3 Nxd3 43. Bxd3 Bf4 44.
Bc4 Bd6 45. Bd3 Bf4 46. Bc4 Bd6 1/2-1/2


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11th London Classic 2019 London ENG Mon 2nd Dec 2019 – Sun 8th Dec 2019
Leading Round 1 (of 2) Standings:
Rk Name Ti FED Rtg Pts
Final
1 Ding, Liren GM CHN 2801
1 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime GM FRA 2777
3rd-4th
1 Carlsen, Magnus GM NOR 2870
1 Aronian, Levon GM ARM 2772
Semi-Final
1 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime GM FRA 2777 15.5
2 Carlsen, Magnus GM NOR 2870 14.5
1 Ding, Liren GM CHN 2801 19
2 Aronian, Levon GM ARM 2772 9
11 players