FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018 Games and Results PGN (Live)

LIVE! - FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018 (Berlin GER) Sat 10th Mar 2018 - Wed 28th Mar 2018

FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018 Games and Results PGN (Live)

The FIDE Candidates Tournament takes place in Berlin Sat 10th to 28th Mar 2018. Players: Vladimir Kramnik, Sergey Karjakin, Levon Aronian, Fabiano Caruana, Alexander Grischuk, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Liren Ding and Wesley So.

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The pairings for the tournament have been published. Pairings for the FIDE Candidates.

Video recap FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018 (Berlin GER) Sat 10th Mar 2018 - Wed 28th Mar 2018

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FIDE Candidates 2018 (8 players 14 Rds DRR Indiv TC:100m:50m:15m+30spm(1))


FIDE Candidates 2018 (8 players 14 Rds DRR Indiv TC: 100m:50m:15m+30spm(1))
♔Round 1 Mar 10, 2018 14:00 ♔Round2 Mar 11, 2018 14:00 ♔Round3 Mar 12, 2018 14:00 ♔Round 4 Mar 14, 2018 14:00 ♔Round 5 Mar 15, 2018 14:00 ♔Round 6 Mar 16, 2018 14:00 ♔Round 7 Mar 18, 2018 14:00 ♔Round 8 Mar 19, 2018 14:00 ♔Round 9 Mar 20, 2018 14:00 ♔Round 10 Mar 22, 2018 14:00 ♔Round 11 Mar 23, 2018 14:00 ♔Round 12 Mar 24, 2018 14:00 ♔Round 13 Mar 26, 2018 14:00 ♔Round 14 Mar 27, 2018 14:00 ♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔♔ PGN DOWNLOAD
[Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.10"] [Round "1"] [White "Kramnik, Vladimir"] [Black "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A48"] [WhiteElo "2800"] [BlackElo "2767"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "95"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "14"] [EventCountry "GER"] {[%evp 14,95,0,0,0,0,0,0,10,10,6,12,10,12,8,-8,9,0,11,0,2,0,14,0,0,0,0,-8,0,0, 0,0,47,53,88,55,120,114,120,28,30,51,54,39,82,31,56,33,55,51,52,53,54,46,104, 80,87,24,32,45,42,24,88,95,100,97,113,110,113,112,110,113,210,211,232,226,215, 210,326,314,319,296,475,466]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. b3 c5 4. dxc5 Qa5+ 5. Nbd2 Qxc5 6. Bb2 {A48: 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 g6: Torre, London and Colle Systems} Bg7 7. e3 O-O 8. c4 {LiveBook: 5 Games. The position is equal.} b6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 8... d6 9. Be2 Nbd7 10. O-O b6 11. Rc1 {1-0 (94) Grachev,B (2655)-Chatalbashev, B (2552) Astana 2017}) 9. Be2 Bb7 10. O-O Qc7 11. Rc1 d6 12. Nb1 Nbd7 13. Nc3 Rac8 14. Rc2 Qb8 15. Qa1 a6 16. Rd2 Rfe8 17. Rfd1 Ba8 18. Ng5 {[%cal Bf3g5, Bg5h3,Bh3f4][%mdl 32]} Rc5 19. Nh3 b5 20. Nf4 bxc4 21. Bxc4 Rg5 22. Ncd5 Ne5 23. Be2 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has good play.} Ne4 24. Rd4 Nc5 (24... Nf6 $1 $14) 25. h4 $16 Rf5 26. e4 (26. g4 $16 Rxf4 27. exf4 (27. Rxf4 e6 $16)) 26... Rxf4 $1 $11 ({Don't go for} 26... Nxe4 $2 27. Rxe4 Bh6 28. Rb4 $18 (28. Bxa6 Rxf4 29. Rxf4 Bxd5 $16)) 27. Nxf4 Nxe4 28. Nd5 ({Reject} 28. Bxa6 Ng4 $11) 28... Nc5 29. Rb4 ({White should play} 29. h5 $16) 29... Qa7 $14 30. Ne3 a5 31. Rb5 {Hoping for Bd4.} Ne6 32. Rxe5 dxe5 33. Bxe5 Qc5 ({Black should try} 33... Bxe5 $14 34. Qxe5 Qc5) 34. Bxg7 $16 Nxg7 35. Qd4 (35. Rc1 $16 Qd6 36. Qc3) 35... Qxd4 $11 36. Rxd4 Bc6 $1 37. Rd2 Rb8 (37... Ne6 $11) 38. Rc2 $1 $16 { [%cal Rc2c6]} Be8 39. Rc7 Kf8 {[#]} 40. Ra7 $1 a4 41. bxa4 Rb1+ 42. Kh2 Rb4 ( 42... Rb2 $16 {keeps fighting.} 43. Bc4 Rxf2) 43. a5 $18 {[%cal Ba4a5,Ba5a6] [%mdl 32]} Rxh4+ {[#]} 44. Kg1 $1 Ra4 45. Bc4 Bc6 (45... Ne6 {was worth a try.} 46. Bb3 Rd4) 46. Rc7 Be8 47. a6 Nh5 $2 (47... Ra5 48. a7 Ne6 49. Bxe6 fxe6) 48. Nd5 {Precision: White = 49%, Black = 51%.} 1-0 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.10"] [Round "1"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Ding, Liren"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A18"] [WhiteElo "2794"] [BlackElo "2769"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "43"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "14"] [EventCountry "GER"] {[%evp 13,43,9,50,-8,15,0,19,0,0,1,47,42,32,28,60,67,64,12,9,-6,0,0,0,0,123,30, 30,0,122,0,30,-4]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 d5 4. e5 d4 5. exf6 dxc3 6. bxc3 Qxf6 7. d4 b6 8. h4 {A18: English Opening: Flohr-Mikenas System (1 c4 Nf6 2 Nc3 e6 3 e4)} (8. Be2 $14) (8. Be2 Bb7 9. Bf3 Bxf3 10. Nxf3 Bd6 11. Qa4+ c6 12. O-O O-O 13. Rb1 Bc7 14. Re1 Rc8 15. Kh1 Qf5 {1/2-1/2 (26) Svidler,P (2763) -Ding,L (2774) Palma de Mallorca 2017}) 8... Bb7 9. Bg5 Qf5 10. Bd3 $146 { The position is equal.} ({Predecessor:} 10. Rh3 h6 11. Bd3 Qa5 12. Bd2 Nd7 13. Nf3 O-O-O 14. Kf1 Be7 15. h5 Nc5 {1-0 (31) Budczies,J-Vogt,L (2500) Bochum 1990 }) 10... Qa5 11. Kf1 Nc6 12. Rb1 f6 (12... Qxc3 13. d5 $15) 13. Bd2 $36 { [%mdl 2048] White has the initiative.} O-O-O 14. a4 $1 e5 15. c5 (15. Rh3 $14) 15... Bxc5 $1 $11 16. Rb5 Qa6 17. Rh3 Bxd4 $1 {Hoping for ...Bc5.} 18. Be2 Rd6 {[#]} ({Wrong is} 18... Bc5 $2 19. Rxc5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Rxd2 20. Qxd2 $18) ( 18... Ba8 $1 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 19. Rb1 ({And not} 19. cxd4 Nxd4 20. Bd3 Ne6 $15) ({Better is} 19. Rb2 $1 $16 Qa5 20. cxd4) 19... Qa5 $1 {[%cal Ra5d5] Threatens to win with ...Qd5.} 20. Rb5 (20. cxd4 $11 Qd5 21. Nf3) 20... Qa6 $16 21. Rb1 (21. cxd4 Nxd4 22. Bd3 Ne6 $15) ({White should try} 21. Rb2 $16 Qa5 22. cxd4) 21... Qa5 $1 $11 {[%cal Ra5d5] ...Qd5 is the strong threat.} 22. Rb5 { Precision: White = 39%, Black = 63%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.10"] [Round "1"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E07"] [WhiteElo "2784"] [BlackElo "2799"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "65"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "14"] [EventCountry "GER"] {[%evp 21,65,2,18,12,0,0,18,13,23,11,12,23,10,18,12,1,26,23,18,26,78,75,64,66, 71,70,141,136,110,109,132,121,120,112,107,119,210,153,427,425,1274,1272,1157, 1145,1849,1729]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Be7 5. Bg2 d5 6. Nf3 O-O 7. O-O c6 8. Qb3 Nbd7 9. Bf4 a5 {E07: Closed Catalan: Main Line (5 Nf3 0-0 6 0-0 Nbd7)} 10. Rd1 Nh5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10... b5 11. c5 Ba6 12. Qc2 b4 13. Bf1 Ne4 14. Nbd2 f5 15. Ne5 Nxe5 16. Bxe5 Nxd2 17. Qxd2 {1/2-1/2 (35) Mamedyarov,S (2775)-Kovalenko,I (2644) Riga 2013}) 11. Bc1 Nhf6 {LiveBook: 3 Games. The position is equal.} 12. Nbd2 b5 13. c5 b4 14. Qc2 a4 15. Re1 {[#]} e5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 16. Nxe5 (16. dxe5 Ng4) 16... Nxe5 17. dxe5 Nd7 18. Nf3 Bxc5 19. Ng5 {[%csl Gg5][%cal Rc2h7]} g6 20. Bf4 {Hoping for e6.} Qb6 (20... Qe7 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 21. e4 $16 b3 22. axb3 axb3 23. Qe2 $1 Ba6 ({Black should play} 23... Rxa1 $1 $14 24. Rxa1 Nxe5) 24. Qf3 $1 Bc4 25. Rxa8 Rxa8 26. e6 dxe4 27. exf7+ $40 {[%mdl 128] White wants a kill.} Bxf7 28. Nxe4 Bd4 {[#]} (28... Re8 $16) 29. Nd6 $1 $18 {[%cal Rd6f7]} Bd5 $2 (29... Nf6 $16 {was necessary.}) 30. Qe2 {Black must now prevent Bxd5+.White is clearly winning.} Nf8 {[#]} (30... Qc5 $142 31. Rc1 Bxf2+ 32. Qxf2 Qxf2+ 33. Kxf2 Bxg2 34. Kxg2 Ra2) 31. Bxd5+ $1 cxd5 32. Qf3 Qa5 33. Re7 {Precision: White = 89%, Black = 31%.} 1-0 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.10"] [Round "1"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C60"] [WhiteElo "2763"] [BlackElo "2809"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "142"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "14"] [EventCountry "GER"] {[%evp 12,142,31,29,41,46,39,37,45,32,26,33,35,-14,-12,-5,-19,-35,3,0,1,-14, -16,-14,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-8,-2,-2,-3,-16,-3,-10,-12,-33,-39,-126,-75,-124, -114,-103,-105,-124,-122,-110,-60,-124,-82,-112,-115,-113,-113,-113,-110,-126, -113,-126,-18,-31,-6,-8,-6,-6,-6,-6,0,-6,-6,-6,-6,-60,-60,-75,-75,-75,-56,-75, -56,-56,-57,-213,-212,-759,-423,-228,-377,-1089,-1094,-333,-6,-41,-46,-49,-49, -42,-6,-7,-2,-1131,-602,-881,-831,-2425,-1160,-1950,-432,-3673,-1796,-5684, -29945,-29947,-29944,-29947,-29949,-29942,-12850,-1569,-1283,-29960,-12275, -29983,-29985,-29987,-29988,-29988,-29989]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. c3 {[%cal Bc2c3,Bc3d4][%mdl 32]} a6 (4... d6 5. d4 Bd7 6. O-O Bg7 7. Be3 Nf6 8. dxe5 dxe5 9. Nbd2 O-O 10. Re1 Re8 11. h3 h6 12. a4 a6 13. Bc4 b6 14. b4 Qc8 15. a5 bxa5 16. bxa5 {1/2-1/2 (24) Tari,A (2597)-Kamsky,G (2677) Moscow 2018}) 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. d4 {C60: Ruy Lopez: Unusual Black 3rd moves and 3...g6} exd4 7. cxd4 {LiveBook: 5 Games} Bg4 8. Qb3 {White is slightly better.} Bxf3 9. gxf3 Bg7 10. Be3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10. Nc3 Ne7 11. Ne2 O-O 12. h4 {1/2-1/2 (37) Tobler,P (2154)-Egner,M (2188) ICCF email 2016}) 10... Ne7 11. Nc3 Bxd4 12. Bxd4 Qxd4 13. Qxb7 O-O 14. Qxc7 Rab8 (14... Nd5 $5 15. exd5 Qd3 $11) 15. O-O Rxb2 16. Qxe7 Qxc3 17. Kg2 Rc2 18. Rad1 Rxa2 {Hoping for ...Ra3.} 19. Rc1 Rc2 20. Rxc2 Qxc2 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} 21. Ra1 Qc4 22. Qb7 Qb5 23. Qxa6 Qg5+ 24. Kf1 Qf6 25. Kg2 Rb8 26. Ra5 Rb3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black has some pressure.} 27. Qc8+ ({White should try} 27. Qe2 $1 $15) 27... Kg7 $17 28. Qg4 Rb5 $1 {[%cal Rb5a5]} 29. Rxb5 cxb5 {KQ-KQ} 30. Qd7 Qg5+ 31. Kf1 Qe5 32. h4 ( 32. Qb7 $15) 32... b4 {[%cal Bb5b4,Bb4b3][%mdl 32] Strongly threatening ...b3.} 33. Qb7 Qc3 34. e5 b3 35. Kg2 Qc4 $1 36. Qb6 h6 37. Kg3 Qd5 (37... h5 $1 $17 38. Qb7 Kg8 39. Qb8+ Kg7) 38. f4 $11 Kh7 39. Qb8 Qc4 {Black wants to play ... Qc3+.} 40. f3 $1 Qc3 41. Qf8 $1 Qc4 42. Qb8 Kg7 {White should prevent ...Qc3.} 43. Qb6 Qd5 44. Qb8 ({White should play} 44. Qb4 $1 $11) 44... Qd1 $15 { White must now prevent ...Qe1+.} 45. Qb7 Qg1+ 46. Kh3 Qe3 {Threatens to win with ...b2.} 47. Kg2 Qe2+ 48. Kg3 Qe1+ 49. Kg2 $2 {[#]} ({White has to play} 49. Kh3 $1 $15) 49... Qe3 $1 $19 50. Qb4 $2 {[#]} (50. Kf1) 50... g5 $1 51. hxg5 (51. fxg5 $142 hxg5 52. hxg5) 51... hxg5 52. fxg5 $2 (52. e6 Qe2+ 53. Kg3 gxf4+ 54. Kg4 Qxe6+ 55. Kxf4) 52... Qe2+ 53. Kg3 Qxe5+ $2 (53... b2 $19 54. e6 Qe5+ 55. Kg2 fxe6) 54. Kf2 Qh2+ 55. Ke3 Qg1+ 56. Kf4 $1 Qc1+ 57. Kg4 $1 Qe3 { ...Kg6 is the strong threat.} 58. Kg3 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (58. f4 $11) 58... Qxg5+ 59. Kf2 Qd5 60. Ke3 Kg6 (60... Kf6 $142 61. Ke2 Ke6) 61. Ke2 Kf6 (61... Kf5 $142 62. Qg4+ Ke5) 62. Ke3 (62. Kf2 $142 Qd3 63. Kg3) 62... Ke6 63. Qb6+ Kd7 64. Qa7+ Kc6 65. Qa6+ Kc5 66. Qa4 Qc4 67. Qa5+ Kc6 68. Qa1 Kb5 69. Qb2 Kb4 { Black mates.} ({Inferior is} 69... Qc2 70. Qxc2 bxc2 71. Kd2 $11) 70. Kd2 Qf4+ 71. Ke1 Qh4+ {Precision: White = 37%, Black = 69%.} 0-1 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.11"] [Round "2"] [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E36"] [WhiteElo "2809"] [BlackElo "2794"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "48"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "14"] [EventCountry "GER"] {[%evp 17,48,13,21,18,10,2,26,22,23,37,20,12,12,12,7,5,3,11,13,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 d5 7. Bg5 h6 {E36: Nimzo-Indian: Classical: 4...d5 5 a3} 8. Bxf6 Qxf6 9. Nf3 c6 { LiveBook: 8 Games} 10. g3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10. e3 Nd7 11. Be2 dxc4 12. Qxc4 e5 13. O-O exd4 14. Qxd4 Qxd4 15. Nxd4 {1/2-1/2 (65) Yu,Y (2751)-Ding,L (2777) Riadh 2017}) 10... Nd7 11. Bh3 b6 12. cxd5 cxd5 13. Qc6 Rb8 14. O-O {The position is equal.} Rd8 15. Rfc1 Ba6 16. Bf1 Bc4 $1 17. Qa4 a5 18. b3 b5 19. Qxa5 Bxb3 20. Rc7 Bc4 21. Qa7 Ra8 22. Qb7 Rab8 23. Qa7 Ra8 24. Qb7 Rab8 { Precision: White = 93%, Black = 81%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.11"] [Round "2"] [White "Kramnik, Vladimir"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C67"] [WhiteElo "2800"] [BlackElo "2763"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "109"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "14"] [EventCountry "GER"] {[%evp 27,109,14,4,0,0,0,0,0,0,8,21,21,28,14,29,23,27,24,22,19,30,26,34,0,0,0, 0,5,7,9,30,0,23,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,14,0,8,0,0,0,0,0,1,1,8,8,12,-17,0,0, 0,-15,0,-7,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-4,-4,-6,-6,-41,-6,-6,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. h3 Ke8 10. Nc3 h5 {C67: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence: 4 0-0 Nxe4} 11. Bf4 Be7 12. Rad1 Be6 13. Ng5 Rh6 14. Rfe1 Bb4 {LiveBook: 17 Games} 15. a3 Bxc3 16. bxc3 Ne7 17. Nf3 {[#]} Rh8 $146 18. Bg5 c5 19. Nd2 Kf8 20. Nf1 Nf5 21. g3 Ne7 22. Kg2 Nd5 23. c4 Nb6 24. Ne3 Nxc4 25. Nxc4 Bxc4 26. g4 hxg4 27. hxg4 Bb5 28. Kg3 Re8 29. f4 (29. Bd8 {seems wilder.} Rh6 30. Bxc7 Kg8 31. Bd6 b6 32. f4) 29... b6 30. f5 Ba4 31. Rc1 Kg8 32. c4 Bc6 33. Rcd1 Ba4 34. Rc1 Bc6 35. Bh4 Ba4 36. Rc3 Bc6 37. Rce3 Rh6 38. Bg5 Rh7 39. R3e2 Ba4 40. Re3 Rh8 41. Bh4 Rh6 42. e6 fxe6 43. g5 Rh8 44. Rxe6 Rf8 45. R6e5 Bc2 46. f6 gxf6 47. gxf6 {[#] Threatening mate with Rg5+.} Rh7 48. Rg5+ Kh8 49. Re7 Rg8 50. Rxh7+ Kxh7 51. Rxg8 Kxg8 52. Kf2 Bb3 { ...Kf7 is the strong threat.} 53. Bg3 {The position is equal.} Bxc4 54. Bxc7 Bd5 55. Bb8 {Precision: White = 71%, Black = 59%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.11"] [Round "2"] [White "Ding, Liren"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E05"] [WhiteElo "2769"] [BlackElo "2784"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "91"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "14"] [EventCountry "GER"] {[%evp 21,91,26,23,20,18,12,16,20,32,7,31,6,14,6,6,3,6,6,7,0,7,2,71,0,2,0,55, 56,56,22,34,40,32,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-16,-27,-29,0,0,3,0,0,8,2,0,83,0, 0,0,94,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 b6 {E05: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3 Be7} 8. Ne5 Qxd4 9. Bxa8 Qxe5 10. Bf3 Nd5 11. Qxc4 Ba6 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 12. Qb3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12. Qa4 c5 13. Re1 b5 14. Qe4 Nc6 15. Nc3 {1/2-1/2 (37) Aronian,L (2799)-Hou,Y (2652) Tbilisi 2017}) 12... Nc6 {And now ...Nd4 would win.} 13. Qa4 Bb7 {[#]} 14. Nc3 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Nd4 {White must now prevent ...Nxc3.} ({Of course not} 14... Nxc3 $6 15. bxc3 Na5 16. Bf4 $16) 15. Bxd5 $1 exd5 16. Bf4 Qf6 $1 17. Rad1 ({ Reject} 17. Qxa7 Qc6 $17) 17... c5 18. Be3 {[%cal Re3d4] [#]} Nf3+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} 19. exf3 d4 20. f4 {[%cal Re3d4] aiming for Bxd4.} dxc3 21. bxc3 { [%cal Bb2c3,Bc3c4][%mdl 32]} Bf3 (21... Qe6 $11 {remains equal.}) 22. Rd3 (22. Qxa7 $16 {Threatening Rd2.} Ra8 23. Qc7) 22... Bc6 $11 23. Qb3 ({Wrong is} 23. Qxa7 $2 Qf5 $19) 23... Qf5 (23... Be4 $11 24. Rd2 Qc6) 24. c4 $1 $14 Be4 25. Rd2 Qh5 {( -> ...Qf3)} 26. f3 $1 {[%cal Rf3e4]} Bxf3 27. f5 Bc6 28. Qd1 Qh3 29. Rff2 h6 30. Qf1 Qg4 31. Rf4 Qg5 32. Rd3 Qf6 33. Bd2 {Hoping for Bc3.} Ba8 34. h4 Qc6 35. Kh2 Bd6 36. Rf2 Be5 37. Bc3 Bxc3 38. Rxc3 Re8 39. f6 g6 {[#]} (39... Re4 $1 $11) 40. Rcc2 (40. Rd3 $1 $16) 40... Re4 $11 41. Rfe2 Qe6 {[#]} (41... Qd6 $11 42. Rxe4 Bxe4) 42. Rxe4 (42. Qe1 $1 $16) 42... Bxe4 {The position is equal.} 43. Rf2 Bf5 44. Qc1 Kh7 45. Qc3 h5 46. a3 {Precision: White = 63%, Black = 67%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.11"] [Round "2"] [White "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C84"] [WhiteElo "2767"] [BlackElo "2799"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "87"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "14"] [EventCountry "GER"] {[%evp 16,87,10,19,13,18,23,14,15,19,36,45,51,47,32,41,41,7,0,0,72,72,120,129, 132,104,129,119,187,144,422,422,418,414,506,510,528,504,492,412,381,404,525, 514,491,478,470,455,482,462,650,629,787,487,485,194,206,0,493,493,545,543,579, 0,509,513,468,368,445,431,962,897,948,543]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 { [%cal Bf1b5,Bb5a4,Ba4b3][%mdl 32]} a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 {LiveBook: 30 Games. C84: Closed Ruy Lopez: Unusual White 6th moves} (9. Re1 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. Nbd2 Re8 12. Nf1 Nc6 13. Ne3 Bf8 14. a4 b4 15. Nd5 h6 16. a5 Nxd5 17. exd5 Nxa5 18. Ba4 Re7 19. Nd2 Rb8 20. c4 Nb7 21. Ne4 f5 22. Ng3 {1-0 (43) Carlsen,M (2837)-Ding,L (2774) Saint Louis 2017}) 9... Bb7 10. Nbd2 Re8 11. Ng5 {White has an edge.} Rf8 $1 12. Re1 d5 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 12... h6 13. Ngf3 Re8 14. Nf1 Bf8 15. Ng3 g6 16. Nh4 d5 17. exd5 Na5 18. d6 Qxd6 19. Nxg6 Nxb3 20. Qxb3 Bd5 21. c4 fxg6 22. cxd5 Qxd5 {1-0 (64) Vu,P (2090)-Nguyen,V (2195) Hue 2012}) 13. exd5 Nxd5 14. Ndf3 Qd7 15. d4 exd4 16. cxd4 $40 {[%mdl 128] White has some attack.} (16. Qd3 $5 {[%cal Rd3h7]} Nf6 17. cxd4 $14) 16... h6 17. Ne4 Rfe8 ( 17... Rad8 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 18. Bd2 $16 Nf6 19. Rc1 $1 {[%cal Rc1c6] Threatens to win with Rxc6!} Nxe4 20. Rxe4 Bf6 21. Rg4 $1 Kh8 (21... Rad8 $16) 22. Rc5 $1 $18 {Qc1 is the strong threat.} Rad8 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (22... Bxd4 $2 23. Nxd4 Nxd4 24. Be3 $18) (22... Ne7 $16 {was called for.}) 23. Qc1 {Strongly threatening Bxh6!} Nxd4 24. Nxd4 {aiming for Bxh6!} (24. Rxd4 Bxd4 25. Rxc7 Bxb2 $1 $11 {[%mdl 512]}) 24... Re4 (24... Bxd4 25. Bxh6 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kg8 26. Rcg5 (26. Rxc7 Qxc7 27. Qxc7 Re1+ 28. Kh2 Be5+ 29. Qxe5 Rxe5 $16)) 25. Rxc7 ({Less strong is} 25. Rxe4 Bxe4 26. Nc6 (26. Rxc7 Qxd4 27. Bc3 Qb6 $16) 26... Bxc6 $16) 25... Qxd4 26. Be3 ({Worse is} 26. Rxb7 Rxg4 27. Rxf7 Qxd2 $11) 26... Rxg4 27. hxg4 Qe4 {[%csl Gb7][%cal Re4g2]} 28. f3 {[%cal Bf2f3,Bf3f4][%mdl 32]} Qb4 29. Rxb7 Bxb2 30. Qf1 ({Weaker is} 30. Qxb2 Qe1+ 31. Kh2 Qh4+ 32. Kg1 Qe1+ 33. Kh2 Qh4+ 34. Kg1 Qe1+ $11) 30... f6 31. Qf2 Be5 32. f4 Bd6 (32... Bd4 $142 33. Bxd4 Qxd4) 33. g5 Qe4 34. Qf3 Qb1+ 35. Qf1 (35. Kf2 $142) 35... Qe4 {[#]} 36. Qf3 $2 (36. Bb6 $1 {[%cal Rb6d8]} Rf8 37. Rd7) 36... Qb1+ $1 37. Kf2 Bb4 { [%csl Gb4][%cal Rb1e1]} 38. Qe2 Qe4 39. Qf3 Qb1 {[%csl Gb4][%cal Rb1e1]} 40. Kg3 fxg5 41. Kh2 Qf5 42. Rf7 {White is clearly winning.} Qg6 (42... g4 $142 43. Rxf5 gxf3 44. gxf3 Bd2) 43. fxg5 Bd6+ 44. Kh3 {Precision: White = 68%, Black = 38%.} 1-0 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.12"] [Round "3"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Ding, Liren"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C89"] [WhiteElo "2799"] [BlackElo "2769"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "73"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "14"] [EventCountry "GER"] {[%evp 34,73,19,16,21,16,41,18,27,22,21,26,22,29,31,22,22,20,21,9,10,11,27,24, 22,18,22,12,26,26,26,26,31,23,23,34,39,35,35,35,39,26]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. c3 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Rxe5 c6 12. Re1 Bd6 13. d3 Bf5 14. Qf3 Qh4 {C89: Closed Ruy Lopez: Marshall Attack} 15. g3 Qh3 16. Be3 Bxd3 17. Nd2 Qf5 18. Bd4 {LiveBook: 20 Games} Rfd8 (18... Rfe8 19. a4 h6 20. Qxf5 Bxf5 21. Nf3 Be6 22. Be5 { 1/2-1/2 (30) Caruana,F (2811)-Svidler,P (2768) Wijk aan Zee 2018}) 19. a4 h6 { [#]} 20. h4 $146 (20. Kg2 {NOTEXT} Rac8 21. Qxf5 Bxf5 22. Bxd5 cxd5 23. axb5 axb5 24. b4) ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 20. Kg2 Bf8 21. Re5 Qxf3+ 22. Kxf3 {1/2-1/2 (48) Alekseenko,K (2609)-Matlakov, M (2709) Moscow 2018}) 20... Rac8 21. axb5 axb5 22. Bxd5 cxd5 23. Qxf5 Bxf5 24. Ra5 b4 25. Rxd5 Be6 26. Ra5 bxc3 27. Bxc3 Rb8 28. Nf1 Bb4 29. Raa1 Bc5 30. Ne3 Rd3 31. Red1 Rbd8 32. Rxd3 Rxd3 33. Rd1 Rxd1+ 34. Nxd1 Bb3 {White is slightly better.} 35. Ne3 Bxe3 36. fxe3 Kf8 37. Kf2 {Precision: White = 77%, Black = 75%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.12"] [Round "3"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C65"] [WhiteElo "2794"] [BlackElo "2800"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "54"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "14"] [EventCountry "GER"] {[%evp 12,54,31,-30,-33,-55,0,-72,-29,-64,-68,-70,-64,-92,-62,-63,-58,-62,-32, -85,-72,-94,-98,-81,-89,-363,-337,-727,-720,-683,-636,-1080,-1055,-1032,-1029, -1428,-1396,-29990,-29991,-29991,-29992,-29992,-29993,-29995,-29996]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. O-O {C65: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence (3...Nf6), unusual lines and 4 0-0 Bc5} (6. Nc3 O-O 7. Be3 Bd6 8. Bg5 Re8 9. h3 c5 10. Nd5 Be7 11. Nxe7+ Qxe7 12. O-O h6 13. Be3 Nd7 14. Nd2 { 1-0 (29) Carlsen,M (2837)-Karjakin,S (2760) Riadh 2017}) 6... Qe7 7. h3 { LiveBook: 4 Games} ({White should try} 7. Nbd2 $14) 7... Rg8 $1 $11 8. Kh1 { Black is slightly better.} Nh5 $146 (8... h6 $15) ({Predecessor:} 8... h6 9. Nbd2 g5 10. Nc4 Bd6 11. d4 Nxe4 12. dxe5 Bc5 13. Qe2 f5 {0-1 (56) Kazoks,A (2345)-Calio,M (2334) ICCF email 2015}) 9. c3 {[#]} (9. Nc3 $11) 9... g5 $1 $17 {[%cal Bg7g5,Bg5g4][%mdl 32] Strongly threatening ...g4.} 10. Nxe5 g4 $1 11. d4 Bd6 $1 12. g3 $1 Bxe5 13. dxe5 Qxe5 {And now ...Nxg3+! would win.} 14. Qd4 Qe7 15. h4 {[#]} (15. Be3 $15) 15... c5 $1 {[%cal Rc5d4]} 16. Qc4 Be6 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is really pushing.} 17. Qb5+ c6 18. Qa4 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (18. Qd3 $17) 18... f5 $19 {[%cal Bf7f5,Bf5f4,Bf4g3,Bg3g2][%mdl 32]} 19. Bg5 $2 (19. Qd1 f4 20. Kh2) 19... Rxg5 20. hxg5 f4 21. Qd1 Rd8 22. Qc1 fxg3 23. Na3 Rd3 24. Rd1 Bd5 {Black mates.} 25. f3 gxf3 26. exd5 Qe2 {[%csl Gg3][%cal Re2h2]} 27. Re1 g2+ {Precision: White = 27%, Black = 89%.} 0-1 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.12"] [Round "3"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B90"] [WhiteElo "2784"] [BlackElo "2809"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "98"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "14"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 30,98,0,0,25,10,16,0,0,0,0,-25,0,0,0,-37,110,102,103,95,91,68,155,158, 121,102,135,128,166,98,103,113,87,87,87,58,82,0,101,0,57,54,57,54,54,18,0,0,9, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. f3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. Be3 Be7 9. Qd2 Nbd7 10. g4 {[%cal Bg2g4,Bg4g5][%mdl 32]} O-O 11. g5 Nh5 12. O-O-O b5 13. Nd5 Bxd5 {B90: Sicilian Najdorf: Unusual White 6th moves, 6 Be3 Ng4 and 6 Be3 e5} 14. exd5 f6 15. gxf6 Bxf6 16. Kb1 {LiveBook: 7 Games} Nf4 17. Rg1 Kh8 18. Bd3 Bg5 19. Na5 Bh6 20. Nc6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 20. Be4 Qh4 21. Nb7 {0-1 (57) Karg,H (2183)-Kuosa,N (2568) ICCF email 2009}) 20... Qh4 21. Qb4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is pushing.} Rf6 22. a4 Qxh2 (22... Qh5 $15 {stays ahead.}) 23. Be4 $16 Qe2 24. Bxf4 $1 Bxf4 25. Qa5 $1 {[%cal Ra5c7]} Nc5 {[#]} (25... Be3 $1 $14 26. Rge1 Qf2) 26. Qc7 $1 {[%csl Gg1][%cal Rc7g7]} Bh6 27. Nd8 Nxe4 28. fxe4 Rf8 (28... Qxe4 $6 29. Rdf1 $11) (28... bxa4 29. Rd3 $15) 29. Nf7+ {[#]} (29. Rde1 $18 Qh5 30. Rh1) 29... Rxf7 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 30. Qxf7 Rc8 31. Rc1 $1 Qxe4 {[#]} 32. Rgf1 $1 {[%mdl 512] Threatening mate with Qf8+!} Bf4 {[#]} 33. Rg1 $1 {[%csl Gg1][%cal Rf7g7][%mdl 512]} Bh6 {[#]} 34. Rgf1 ({White should play} 34. Rg3 $1 $16) 34... Rg8 (34... Bf4 $1 $11) 35. Rcd1 $14 bxa4 ({But not} 35... Qxa4 $6 36. Qe7 $16) 36. Qe7 $1 Qg6 $1 37. Rf8 Bg5 {The position is equal.} 38. Rxg8+ Kxg8 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQB} 39. Qd7 h5 40. Rg1 e4 {[%cal Be5e4,Be4e3][%mdl 32]} 41. Qxa4 e3 42. Qxa6 Qf5 43. Qa8+ ({Much weaker is} 43. Qxd6 e2 $15) 43... Kh7 {aiming for ...e2.} 44. Qe8 Bf4 45. Qe6 g6 46. Rf1 {And now b4 would win.} Kg7 47. Qxf5 gxf5 48. c4 {Hoping for Kc2.} ({Not} 48. Rxf4 $2 e2 $19) 48... Bg3 $1 49. Rg1 h4 {Precision: White = 70%, Black = 58%.} (49... f4 $5 50. Kc2 $8 e2 $11) 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.12"] [Round "3"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Black "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C50"] [WhiteElo "2763"] [BlackElo "2767"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "60"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "14"] [EventCountry "GER"] {[%evp 14,60,7,6,13,0,0,0,0,-18,-15,-20,-13,-20,-16,-18,-15,-20,-15,-39,-37, -53,-28,-51,-10,-8,-18,-18,-18,-26,-3,-12,0,0,0,0,0,0,-1,-7,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0] } 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. Nc3 h6 6. h3 d6 7. Na4 Bb6 { C50: Hungarian Defence and Giuoco Pianissimo} 8. a3 {LiveBook: 5 Games} Ne7 9. b4 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 9. Nxb6 axb6 10. O-O O-O 11. Nh4 g5 12. Qf3 Kg7 13. Nf5+ Bxf5 14. exf5 Qd7 15. g4 Qc6 16. Qg3 Ned5 17. Bxd5 Nxd5 18. Qf3 f6 {0-1 (40) Neiksans,A (2503)-Ivanchuk, V (2764) Warsaw 2010}) 9... Ng6 10. O-O O-O 11. c3 c6 12. Nxb6 axb6 13. Bb3 Re8 14. Re1 Be6 15. Bc2 d5 16. exd5 Nxd5 17. Bd2 Bf5 $1 18. d4 $1 Bxc2 19. Qxc2 { [%cal Rd4e5]} exd4 20. Rxe8+ Qxe8 21. Nxd4 b5 22. a4 $1 {The position is equal. } bxa4 23. Rxa4 Rxa4 24. Qxa4 Ngf4 25. Qd1 Qe4 {[%csl Gf4][%cal Re4g2] [#]} 26. Qf1 Ne6 27. f3 Qg6 28. Nxe6 Qxe6 29. Qd3 b5 {[%cal Bb7b5,Bb5c4][%mdl 32]} 30. c4 bxc4 {Precision: White = 66%, Black = 53%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E37"] [WhiteElo "2809"] [BlackElo "2799"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "62"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 13,62,26,24,37,40,23,10,15,27,21,20,12,6,24,20,24,16,22,24,17,18,15,13, 19,18,16,18,15,10,3,4,4,4,2,12,1,7,5,13,4,8,6,7,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 Ne4 7. Qc2 c5 8. dxc5 {E37: Nimzo-Indian: Classical: 4...d5 5 a3 Bxc3+ 6 Qxc3 Ne4} Nc6 9. cxd5 exd5 10. Nf3 Qf6 11. e3 Bg4 12. Be2 O-O 13. O-O Rfe8 14. Bd2 d4 15. Rad1 Nxd2 {[#]} 16. Rxd2 $146 {[%cal Rf3d4]} ({Predecessor:} 16. Qxd2) 16... dxe3 {The position is equal.} 17. Rd6 Re6 18. fxe3 {[#] And now Nd4 would win.} Rxd6 19. cxd6 Bxf3 20. Bxf3 Qxd6 21. Qb3 Qe7 22. Bd5 {[%cal Rf1f7]} Nd8 23. Rc1 Qd7 24. Qc4 Ne6 25. Bxe6 fxe6 26. Qd4 Qxd4 27. exd4 $11 {KR-KR} Rf8 28. Rc7 Rf7 29. Rc8+ Rf8 30. Rc7 Rf7 31. Rc8+ Rf8 {Precision: White = 63%, Black = 87%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Kramnik, Vladimir"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C42"] [WhiteElo "2800"] [BlackElo "2784"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "132"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 15,132,8,15,0,15,15,21,12,27,0,14,0,6,4,8,-2,0,0,0,0,0,-18,13,-27,-7, -55,-60,-52,-61,-47,-41,-164,-156,-170,-163,-156,-159,-202,-198,-191,-202,-196, -199,-198,-199,-194,-196,-201,-44,-214,-209,-189,-81,-66,0,0,0,-8,45,27,25,30, 166,112,127,108,107,116,350,322,319,164,150,76,64,57,62,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,100,107,105,10,25,0,0,0,0,0,0,-66,-75,-12831,-12832,-12832,-2593,-12842, -12841,-12843,-12842,-12843,-12843,-12845,-12840,-12844,-12845,-12846,-12845]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Qe2 Qe7 6. Nc3 Nxc3 7. dxc3 Qxe2+ 8. Bxe2 {[%cal Bf1e2,Be2f3,Bf3d5][%mdl 32]} Nc6 {LiveBook: 5 Games. C42: Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves} 9. Be3 Be7 10. O-O-O O-O { [%cal Be8g8,Bg8f8,Bf8g7][%mdl 32] The position is equal.} 11. Rhe1 (11. Rhg1 a6 12. g4 Re8 13. h4 Be6 14. Ng5 Bd7 15. Kb1 Ne5 16. h5 {1/2-1/2 (31) Artemiev,V (2697)-Khalifman,A (2614) Moscow 2018}) 11... Bf6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11... Bd7 12. Nd4 Bf6 13. f4 Rfe8 14. Bf3 a6 15. Bf2 g6 16. g4 {1/2-1/2 (35) Lehtinen,P (2180)-Halme,O (2316) ICCF email 2005}) 12. Nd2 Re8 13. Bf3 Ne5 14. Bf4 Kf8 15. Bd5 c6 16. Bb3 Bf5 17. h3 g5 18. Bh2 Kg7 19. c4 g4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black has some pressure.} 20. Ne4 Bxe4 $1 21. Rxe4 Bg5+ 22. Kb1 gxh3 23. c5 ( 23. gxh3 $15 f5 24. Ree1) 23... f5 $1 $19 {[%cal Rf5e4]} (23... hxg2 24. cxd6 Nf3 25. Rg4 $11) 24. Rb4 hxg2 25. Rxb7+ Kh8 $1 26. cxd6 Nf3 27. Ba4 Nxh2 28. Bxc6 Rad8 {aiming for ...Rxd6!} 29. d7 Re2 30. Bxg2 Rxf2 31. Bc6 Ng4 $2 (31... Nf1 $19 32. a3 a6) 32. Rxa7 $2 (32. c4 $1 $15) 32... Ne3 33. Rg1 h6 (33... Rxc2 $19 {has better winning chances.} 34. Ba4 Rf2) 34. Rc7 $17 Kg7 ({Not} 34... Nxc2 $2 35. Rxg5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Nb4 36. Rg1 $18) (34... Kh7 $1 $15 35. Rc8 Bf6 ) 35. a4 $11 {[%cal Ba2a4,Ba4a5,Ba5a6,Ba6a7][%mdl 32]} Kf7 ({Of course not} 35... Nxc2 $6 36. Rc8 $16) 36. Bb5 Ke7 (36... Rd2 $11) 37. a5 $1 $14 {[%cal Ra5a6][%mdl 1024] Hoping for a6. White has compensation.} Rf4 $1 {[%cal Rf4b4]} 38. c3 Kd6 (38... Nd5 $11 39. Rc5 Kd6) 39. Rb7 (39. Rc6+ $18 Ke7 40. a6 Rxd7 41. Rc8) 39... Rg4 40. Re1 f4 41. a6 $1 h5 $2 (41... f3 $16 {was worth a try.} 42. a7 f2 43. Rxe3 Rg1+ 44. Kc2 Bxe3) 42. a7 $18 Ra8 43. b4 (43. c4 $142) 43... h4 {[#]} 44. c4 (44. d8=R+ $142 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Bxd8 (44... Rxd8 45. Rb8) 45. Rd7+ Ke5 46. Bc6 Rxa7 47. Rxa7) 44... h3 $16 {And now ...h2 would win.} 45. c5+ Ke5 46. Rb8 (46. Bc6 $1 $14 h2 47. d8=R Bxd8 48. Rd7 Rxa7 49. Rxa7) 46... Rxa7 $11 {...Bf6 is the strong threat.} 47. Rg8 Bf6 48. d8=Q Bxd8 49. Rxg4 Bf6 50. Rg6 Rb7 51. Be2 Rxb4+ 52. Ka2 {Strongly threatening c6.} Nc2 {[#]} (52... Ke6 $11 {keeps the balance.} 53. Rb1 Ra4+ 54. Kb3 Ra8) 53. Rc1 $1 $16 {[%cal Rc1c2] } Nd4 54. Bd3 ({Better is} 54. Bg4 $16 {Black must now prevent Re1+.} Ra4+ 55. Kb2) 54... Ra4+ 55. Kb1 {Threatens to win with Re1+.} Nb3 56. Re1+ Kd5 57. Kc2 Nd4+ 58. Kb1 ({White should play} 58. Kc1 $1 $11 Be5 59. Rh6) 58... Nf3 $1 $15 ({But not} 58... Ra1+ $6 59. Kxa1 Nc2+ 60. Kb1 $16) 59. Rd1 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} ( 59. Rxf6 $17 Nxe1 60. Bf1) 59... Ra1+ $19 {Black is clearly winning.} 60. Kc2 Rxd1 61. Ba6 Rd2+ 62. Kc1 Bb2+ 63. Kb1 Kxc5 64. Bb7 Ne5 65. Rf6 f3 {[%cal Bf4f3,Bf3f2][%mdl 32]} 66. Rf5 f2 {Precision: White = 42%, Black = 57%.} 0-1 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Black "Ding, Liren"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D43"] [WhiteElo "2767"] [BlackElo "2769"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "102"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 29,102,-14,66,-20,-20,-16,-7,0,0,0,0,-41,-43,-79,468,-40,-49,-55,27,0,0, 0,0,-37,-38,-31,-39,-64,-44,-31,-22,-25,-25,-53,-35,-34,-47,-62,-69,-54,0,-24, -23,-25,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8, -8,-8,-8,-8,-8]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c6 5. Bg5 {[%cal Bc1g5, Bg5h4,Bh4g3][%mdl 32]} h6 6. Bh4 dxc4 7. e4 g5 8. Bg3 b5 9. Be2 Bb7 10. O-O Nbd7 11. Ne5 {D43: Semi-Slav: 5 Bg5 h6} Bg7 12. Nxf7 Kxf7 13. e5 Nd5 14. Ne4 Qb6 15. Nd6+ Ke7 $1 {[#] LiveBook: 11 Games} 16. a4 $146 (16. Bg4 $14) ({ Predecessor:} 16. Bg4 h5 17. Bxh5 Raf8 18. Qg4 Bh6 {1/2-1/2 (36) Shirov,A (2740)-Karjakin,S (2732) Foros 2008}) 16... Raf8 $11 17. Bf3 $1 a6 18. Bxd5 $1 cxd5 19. axb5 axb5 20. Kh1 $1 Bc6 21. f4 {[#]} gxf4 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (21... h5 $1 $17 {and life is bright.} 22. f5 h4) 22. Rxf4 $2 (22. Bh4+ $18 Bf6 23. Qg4 Qxd4 24. Bxf6+ Rxf6 25. Qg7+ Kd8 26. exf6 (26. Qxh8+ Rf8 $16) 26... Qxf6 27. Qxf6+ Nxf6 28. Nf7+ Kc7 29. Nxh8) 22... Rxf4 $15 23. Bxf4 Kd8 (23... Rf8 $1 $15 24. h3 Kd8) 24. Qg4 Rf8 25. Bd2 Kc7 26. h3 {[#] aiming for Ba5.} ({Not} 26. Qxg7 $2 Qxd4 27. Bc3 Qd3 $19) (26. Ne8+ $5 Rxe8 27. Ba5 Qxa5 28. Rxa5 $11) 26... b4 27. Qxg7 Qxd4 28. Bxb4 Qxb2 29. Ba5+ Kb8 30. Rg1 $1 c3 {[%cal Bc4c3, Bc3c2][%mdl 32] Strongly threatening ...c2.} ({Avoid the trap} 30... Qxe5 $2 31. Rb1+ Ka7 32. Qxe5 $18) 31. Qe7 c2 32. Bd2 Qxe5 {White must now prevent ... Qf6.} 33. Bxh6 Rg8 {And now ...d4 would win.} 34. Nf7 Qc3 (34... Qf6 $15 35. Qd6+ Kb7 36. Qb4+ Nb6 37. Nd6+ Kc7) 35. Qd6+ Kb7 36. Qxe6 d4 37. Nd6+ {The position is equal.} Kb6 {Threatens to win with ...Rg6!} 38. Ne4 Nc5 39. Qxg8 Nxe4 40. Kh2 d3 41. Be3+ Kb5 42. Qb8+ Kc4 $1 43. Qc7 $1 {[%cal Rc7c6]} Qf6 { ...Qd6+ is the strong threat.} 44. Rf1 $1 {[%cal Rf1f6]} Qd6+ 45. Qxd6 Nxd6 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KBN} 46. Rf6 Kd5 47. Rxd6+ $1 Kxd6 48. Kg3 Kd5 49. Kf2 Kc4 {Hoping for ...Kc3.} 50. Bd2 $1 Kb3 51. Ke3 Bxg2 {Precision: White = 62%, Black = 66%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D39"] [WhiteElo "2763"] [BlackElo "2794"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "136"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 25,136,16,11,0,0,0,0,-50,-60,-66,-63,-49,-52,-113,-52,-41,-23,-120,-126, -121,-127,-120,-118,-126,-137,-131,-114,-159,-170,-289,-295,-280,-291,-291, -273,-277,-233,-235,-147,-225,-189,-215,-228,-215,-119,-109,-113,-212,-208, -218,-227,-215,-218,-320,-318,-460,-475,-492,-483,-883,-904,-965,-1100,-1077, -679,-833,-918,-1068,-1087,-1149,-1154,-1123,-1079,-1014,-914,-912,-910,-1650, -1655,-1472,-1425,-1335,-1157,-1030,-1004,-827,-428,-387,-380,-354,-354,-29960, -29959,-29942,-29939,-29942,-29959,-29957,-29963,-29963,-29964,-29967,-29967, -29974,-29975,-29977,-29978,-29978,-29979,-29979,-29980,-29979,-29980]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 dxc4 6. e4 c5 7. Bxc4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bxc3+ 9. bxc3 Qa5 10. Bb5+ Nbd7 11. Bxf6 Qxc3+ 12. Kf1 gxf6 13. h4 Qb4 { LiveBook: 6 Games. Black wants to play ...e5. D39: Queen's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defence with 5 Bg5 dxc4} 14. Rb1 (14. Rh3 a6 15. Be2 Ne5 16. Rb1 Qd6 17. Rc3 O-O 18. h5 Rd8 19. Qb3 Bd7 20. Rd1 Qf8 21. Rc7 {1/2-1/2 (41) Giri,A (2769)-Harikrishna,P (2758) Shenzhen 2017}) 14... Qd6 15. Rh3 {Threatens to win with Rd3.} a6 {The position is equal.} 16. Be2 {[#]} Nc5 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 16... Ne5 17. h5 b5 18. Rc3 Bd7 19. Nb3 Qxd1+ 20. Rxd1 Ke7 21. f4 Nc4 22. Nc5 Bc6 23. Bxc4 bxc4 24. a4 Rhc8 25. Rd4 {1/2-1/2 (25) Lalith,B (2502) -Bindrich,F (2522) Chotowa 2010}) 17. Rc3 Nxe4 18. Rd3 O-O {aiming for ...Qh2.} 19. Qc1 (19. Kg1 $15) 19... Qe5 (19... Qh2 $17 {[%cal Rh2h1]} 20. Rh3 Qe5) 20. Bf3 $15 f5 21. Qh6 (21. Kg1 $11 {remains equal.}) 21... Qf6 $17 22. Qxf6 Nxf6 $40 {[%mdl 128] Black is out for blood.} 23. Bxb7 Bxb7 24. Rxb7 Rac8 25. Rg3+ Kh8 26. Rgb3 Ne4 $1 {[%cal Re4d2] And now ...Nd2+ would win.} 27. Rb2 (27. R3b6 $142) 27... Rfd8 $19 28. Nb3 Rd1+ 29. Ke2 Nc3+ 30. Ke3 Kg7 31. g3 Kf6 32. Ra7 ( 32. Kf3 $17) 32... Rc6 33. Kf3 Nb5 $1 {[%cal Rb5a7]} 34. Ra8 e5 (34... Rg1 $19 35. Re2 e5) 35. Kg2 $17 e4 {[%cal Be5e4,Be4e3][%mdl 32]} 36. a4 (36. Rd2 $17 { was called for.} Rxd2 37. Nxd2) 36... Na3 $19 37. Rd2 Rxd2 38. Nxd2 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame [#] KRN-KRN} e3 $1 {[%cal Re3d2][%mdl 512]} 39. Nf3 (39. fxe3 $142 Rc2 40. Rxa6+ Kg7 41. Kf3 (41. Rd6 $2 Nc4 $19) 41... Rxd2 42. Rc6) 39... Rc2 40. Rxa6+ (40. Ne1 {was worth a try.} Rxf2+ 41. Kg1) 40... Kg7 41. Nd4 Rxf2+ 42. Kg1 (42. Kh3 $142 e2 43. Nxe2 Rxe2 44. Ra5) 42... Nc2 43. Nxc2 Rxc2 { KR-KR} 44. Kf1 Rf2+ $1 45. Ke1 Rg2 46. Rb6 Rxg3 47. Rb4 {[#]} Rg2 $1 48. Rf4 Kg6 49. Rf3 Rg4 50. Rxe3 Rxa4 51. Kf2 Rxh4 52. Re8 Rg4 53. Kf3 Kg7 54. Re5 Kf6 55. Re8 h5 {[%cal Bh7h5,Bh5h4,Bh4h3][%mdl 32]} 56. Rh8 Kg6 57. Kf2 Rg5 58. Kf3 $2 (58. Rg8+ $19 Kf6 59. Ra8) 58... Kg7 {Black mates.} 59. Ra8 h4 60. Kf2 h3 61. Ra3 {[#]} Rh5 $1 62. Kg1 Kg6 63. Kh2 f4 {[%cal Bf5f4,Bf4f3,Bf3f2][%mdl 32]} 64. Ra7 f3 65. Ra1 f2 66. Rf1 Rf5 67. Kxh3 Kg5 68. Kg3 Rf4 {Precision: White = 40%, Black = 79%.} 0-1 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.15"] [Round "5"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D41"] [WhiteElo "2799"] [BlackElo "2800"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "114"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 30,114,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,24,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-5,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. c4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. Nc3 c5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 cxd4 8. cxd4 Bb4+ 9. Bd2 Bxd2+ 10. Qxd2 O-O 11. Bc4 Nd7 12. O-O b6 13. Rad1 Bb7 14. Rfe1 Rc8 {D41: Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch with 5 cxd5} 15. Bb3 Re8 16. h3 {LiveBook: 6 Games} (16. Re3 Nf6 17. Qd3 b5 18. d5 exd5 19. e5 Ne4 20. Qxb5 Qb6 21. Qxb6 axb6 22. h4 {1/2-1/2 (35) So,W (2788)-Dominguez Perez,L (2739) Saint Louis 2017}) 16... Nf6 17. Qf4 Nh5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 17... Qc7 18. Qh4 h6 19. Re3 b5 20. Ne5 a5 21. a4 bxa4 22. Bxa4 {1/2-1/2 (49) Epishin,V (2574)-Del Rio de Angelis,S (2489) Calvia 2005 }) 18. Qe5 Nf6 19. Qf4 Nh5 20. Qh2 h6 21. d5 exd5 22. exd5 Rxe1+ 23. Nxe1 Qf6 24. Nd3 $1 Ba6 {[%cal Bb7a6,Ba6d3,Bd3c2][%mdl 32] [#] ...Bxd3 is the strong threat.} 25. Qe5 Bxd3 26. Qxh5 Bc2 27. Rc1 Bf5 28. Rxc8+ (28. Rc6 {is more complex.} Qa1+ 29. Kh2 Qe5+ 30. g3 Rd8 31. h4) 28... Bxc8 {The position is equal.} 29. d6 g5 30. Qd1 Bd7 31. Qd5 Kg7 32. Qb7 Qa1+ 33. Kh2 Qe5+ 34. Kg1 Qxd6 35. Qxa7 h5 36. Qb7 h4 37. Qf3 Qe7 38. Qc3+ f6 39. Qc4 Qe8 40. Qb4 b5 41. a3 Qe5 42. Bd1 Bc6 43. Bf3 Be8 44. Kf1 Bf7 45. Be2 Be8 {White should prevent .. .Qa1+.} 46. Bf3 f5 47. Kg1 Bf7 48. Qd2 Kg6 49. Qc1 Be6 50. Qc6 Kf6 51. Qe8 { [#] Threatens to win with Qh8+.} Qa1+ 52. Kh2 {Black must now prevent Qh8+.} Qxa3 53. Qd8+ Qe7 54. Qh8+ Qg7 55. Qd8+ Kg6 56. Qe8+ Qf7 57. Qxb5 Qc7+ { Precision: White = 94%, Black = 76%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A65"] [WhiteElo "2794"] [BlackElo "2767"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "83"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,83,22,28,12,18,18,0,12,-2,20,40,16,14,12,88,59,183,165,175,149,183, 160,161,167,332,381,317,314,304,0,0,0,0,0,0,-58,594,585,520,0,0,-13,-19,-11, -26,-35,-12,-27,-16,-27,-20,-33,0,0,0,-8,-18,-38,-49,-30,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. f3 c5 4. d5 d6 5. e4 e6 6. Nc3 exd5 7. cxd5 Bg7 8. Nge2 { A65: Modern Benoni: 6 e4} Nbd7 9. Ng3 h5 10. Be2 Nh7 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 11. Bf4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. Be3) 11... Qe7 12. Qd2 {With the idea Nb5.} h4 13. Nf1 g5 14. Be3 Ne5 15. g3 Bd7 16. gxh4 gxh4 (16... g4 $11 {keeps the balance.} 17. f4 Nf3+ 18. Bxf3 gxf3) 17. Rg1 $16 f5 (17... Rg8 $14) 18. f4 $18 Ng4 {[#]} 19. e5 $1 dxe5 20. d6 Qe6 {White must now prevent ...exf4.} 21. Nb5 Rc8 $2 ( 21... O-O 22. Nc7 Qf6) 22. Nc7+ Rxc7 23. dxc7 exf4 24. Rd1 $2 (24. Bxf4 Bd4 $14 ) ({White has to play} 24. O-O-O $18) 24... Ng5 $1 $11 {Hoping for ...Bd4.} ( 24... fxe3 $2 {[#]} 25. Nxe3 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Nhf6 26. Qd6 $19) 25. c8=Q+ Bxc8 26. Qd8+ Kf7 27. Qc7+ (27. Qxg5 $11 fxe3 28. Bxg4 fxg4 29. Nxe3) 27... Kg8 $2 { [%mdl 8192]} (27... Qe7 $15 {keeps the upper hand.} 28. Bc4+ Kf6 29. Qxe7+ (29. Qxf4 Nh3 $15) 29... Kxe7 30. Bxc5+ Ke8) 28. Rd6 $18 Qf7 29. Qd8+ $2 (29. Qxc8+ $18 Kh7 30. Qxc5) 29... Qf8 $11 {aiming for ...Qxd8.} 30. Bxf4 Ne6 $36 { [%mdl 2048] Black is more active.} 31. Bc4 Qxd8 32. Rxd8+ Kh7 33. Rxh8+ $1 Bxh8 34. Bd6 Ng5 {And now ...Nf3+ would win.} 35. Rg2 $1 Ne4 36. Bb8 Bd4 37. h3 Ne5 38. Bd5 Nd3+ 39. Ke2 Nc1+ (39... Nxb2 $5 {[%cal Re4c3]} 40. Ne3 Nc3+ 41. Kd2 Nxd5 42. Nxd5 Bd7 $17) 40. Kd1 {The position is equal.} Nd3 41. Nd2 Nf6 42. Bf3 {Precision: White = 72%, Black = 48%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D30"] [WhiteElo "2784"] [BlackElo "2763"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "61"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,61,39,18,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Qb3 c6 7. O-O dxc4 8. Qxc4 b5 9. Qc2 Bb7 10. Nbd2 {The position is equal. D30: Queen's Gambit Declined: Systems without Nc3} (10. Bg5 Nbd7 11. Nbd2 c5 12. Bxf6 gxf6 13. Rac1 Qb6 14. dxc5 Nxc5 15. Nb3 Be4 16. Qc3 Nxb3 17. Qxb3 Rac8 18. Nh4 Bg6 {1/2-1/2 (27) Vitiugov,N (2722)-Riazantsev,A (2650) St Petersburg 2017}) 10... c5 11. dxc5 Na6 12. Nb3 Be4 13. Qc3 Rc8 {[%cal Ra6c5]} 14. Be3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14. Qd4 Nxc5 15. Be3 Qxd4 16. Bxd4 Rfd8 17. Bxc5 Bxc5 { 1/2-1/2 (40) Narkun,M (2183)-Nicolenco,S (2126) LSS email 2010}) 14... Nd5 15. Qd2 Bxf3 16. Bxf3 Nxe3 17. Qxe3 {[#] Hoping for Bb7.} Nxc5 18. Nxc5 Bxc5 19. Qb3 Qb6 20. e3 Be7 21. Rfd1 Rc7 22. Rac1 Rfc8 23. Rxc7 Rxc7 24. Kg2 g6 25. Rd2 Kg7 26. Rc2 Rxc2 (26... b4 {is interesting.} 27. Rxc7 Qxc7 28. Qa4 a5 29. b3 h5 ) 27. Qxc2 Qc5 28. Qxc5 Bxc5 29. b3 f5 30. a4 bxa4 31. bxa4 {Precision: White = 92%, Black = 98%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Ding, Liren"] [Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E05"] [WhiteElo "2769"] [BlackElo "2809"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "61"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 23,61,9,17,6,10,15,9,18,16,18,18,19,16,5,10,12,14,8,1,2,16,0,13,2,8,10, 16,0,7,0,2,0,5,2,12,0,16,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Qxc4 Bc6 10. Bf4 Bd6 11. Bg5 Nbd7 12. Nc3 h6 {LiveBook: 40 Games. The position is equal. E05: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3 Be7 } 13. Bc1 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games: } 13. Bxf6 Nxf6 14. Nd2 Bxg2 15. Kxg2 a5 16. Rfd1 c6 17. Nde4 Nxe4 18. Nxe4 Bb4 19. Nc5 Qd5+ 20. Qxd5 exd5 {0-1 (96) Banusz,T (2613)-Harikrishna,P (2752) Monzon 2016}) 13... a5 14. b3 Qe7 15. Bb2 Rfd8 16. Rac1 Ba3 17. Bxa3 Qxa3 18. Nb5 Qe7 19. Qc2 Bxf3 20. Bxf3 c6 21. Nc3 Nb6 22. e3 e5 23. dxe5 Qxe5 24. Rfd1 g6 25. Rd2 Rd7 26. Rxd7 Nbxd7 {[%cal Bb6d7,Bd7c5,Bc5e6][%mdl 32]} 27. Rd1 h5 28. Rd4 Nc5 29. h4 Kg7 30. Kg2 Ne6 31. Rd1 {Precision: White = 58%, Black = 51%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D35"] [WhiteElo "2809"] [BlackElo "2800"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "127"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 16,127,15,3,8,6,12,12,21,22,8,8,0,8,0,6,9,8,8,7,14,14,16,0,14,0,0,0,2,0, 8,0,21,10,45,4,14,8,8,0,0,0,8,13,35,36,25,18,79,30,41,15,11,0,343,327,338,325, 275,332,401,416,432,416,394,326,309,325,318,325,318,300,350,341,425,425,389, 305,346,344,323,207,230,229,217,230,214,235,392,392,615,615,732,729,782,770, 679,623,1625,1700,1413,1617,1418,1673,1656,1365,1684,1208,1581,1602,1712,1540, 4134,2971]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 c5 7. Rb1 Be7 {D35: Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange Variation} 8. Bb5+ (8. Nf3 O-O 9. Bc4 Nc6 10. O-O b6 11. d5 Na5 12. Bd3 c4 13. Bc2 exd5 14. exd5 Bg4 15. Re1 { 1/2-1/2 (23) Svidler,P (2765)-Wang,H (2709) Riadh 2017}) 8... Bd7 9. Bd3 { LiveBook: 3 Games} cxd4 {The position is equal.} 10. cxd4 Nc6 11. Be2 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 11. Nf3 Nb4 12. O-O Bc6 13. Bc4 b5 14. Ne5 bxc4 15. Rxb4 Bxe4 { 1/2-1/2 (31) Naroditsky,D (2626)-Shimanov,A (2646) Saint Louis 2017}) 11... Rc8 12. Nf3 $1 Qa5+ 13. Bd2 Bb4 14. Rb2 {next Bxb4 is good for White.} Bxd2+ 15. Qxd2 Qxd2+ 16. Kxd2 Na5 17. Rbb1 Ke7 18. Rhc1 f6 19. h4 Rhd8 20. Bd3 a6 21. Ke3 b5 22. g4 Be8 23. Ng1 Nc6 24. Ne2 Rd6 25. Rd1 Rcd8 {[%cal Rc6d4]} 26. Bc2 Na5 27. Bd3 Nc6 {[%cal Rc6d4]} 28. Bc2 h5 29. g5 fxg5 30. e5 R6d7 31. hxg5 h4 ( 31... Na5 $11) 32. g6 Na5 33. Rbc1 {Threatens to win with Bd3.} Rc7 34. Bd3 Rdc8 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (34... Rxc1 $11 {and Black is okay.} 35. Rxc1 Nc4+ 36. Bxc4 bxc4) 35. Rxc7+ $18 Rxc7 36. Rh1 Nc4+ {[#]} 37. Kf4 $1 Nb2 38. Be4 b4 { intending ...Bb5.} 39. Rxh4 Nd1 40. f3 {[%cal Bf2f3,Bf3f4][%mdl 32]} Nc3 41. Nxc3 bxc3 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} 42. Rh2 Rc8 43. Ke3 Bb5 44. f4 Bc4 45. Rh7 Rg8 46. a3 a5 47. Bc2 Kd7 48. d5 Bxd5 49. Kd4 {f5 is the strong threat.} Ba2 50. Kxc3 Kc6 51. Rh2 Kc5 $2 (51... Rc8 {keeps fighting.} 52. Kd4 Rd8+ 53. Ke3 Kc7) 52. Rd2 Rh8 (52... Bd5 $142 53. f5 exf5 54. Rxd5+ (54. Bxf5 Rf8 $11) 54... Kxd5 55. Bb3+ Ke4 56. Bxg8 Kxe5) 53. Rd7 {White is clearly winning.} Rh3+ 54. Kb2 Bd5 55. Rxg7 Kd4 56. Rh7 Rg3 57. Rh5 Rg2 {[#]} 58. Rg5 $1 {[%cal Rg5g2] } Rf2 59. g7 Be4 60. g8=Q {White threatens Qd8+ and mate.} Rxc2+ 61. Kb3 Rc3+ 62. Ka4 Rc5 63. Rg2 ({Not} 63. Qd8+ $2 Kc4 $19) 63... Bf3 64. Qd8+ {Precision: White = 78%, Black = 52%.} 1-0 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.16"] [Round "6"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C88"] [WhiteElo "2799"] [BlackElo "2794"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "155"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,155,0,5,18,5,13,25,10,14,14,23,17,2,10,20,9,10,19,12,30,28,86,84,93, 83,73,45,52,50,52,48,76,54,52,23,104,61,79,69,129,128,81,0,118,113,318,124,212, 183,360,366,398,466,526,514,514,519,489,468,510,523,554,554,554,486,512,489, 550,545,549,543,550,459,450,0,550,545,720,712,754,566,759,683,773,688,664,570, 1542,1307,29970,29966,29966,29955,29956,29949,7204,5102,5102,5102,5102,5102, 5102,5102,29960,29961,29961,29951,5302,1064,5102,5097,5061,4257,1991,1811,1888, 1908,1737,1234,1889,1755,29971,29973,10457,7120,29977,29979,29984,29985,29985, 29977,4133,2319]} 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. a4 b4 9. a5 d6 10. d3 Be6 11. Bxe6 {C88: Closed Ruy Lopez: Anti-Marshall Systems} fxe6 12. Nbd2 Rb8 13. Nb3 {LiveBook: 3 Games. The position is equal.} Qc8 {[#]} 14. h3 $146 ({ Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 14. Qe2 Nd8 15. d4 exd4 16. Nbxd4 c5 17. Nb3 e5 18. Nbd2 Ne6 19. Nc4 Nd4 20. Nxd4 cxd4 { 1/2-1/2 (43) Caruana,F (2807)-Carlsen,M (2822) Saint Louis 2017}) 14... Nd8 15. Be3 c5 16. Nbd2 Nc6 17. c3 Rb5 18. d4 exd4 19. cxd4 Nxa5 20. dxc5 dxc5 21. Ra2 Qb7 22. b3 Kh8 (22... Nd7 $11) 23. Qc2 $16 Nd7 24. Rea1 Bd8 25. Nc4 Nxc4 26. Qxc4 Bf6 27. Rd1 {[%mdl 1024] White has compensation.} Qc6 28. Rad2 Nb6 29. Qc2 {next e5 is good for White.} Qc7 (29... Qc8 $1 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 30. e5 Be7 31. Nd4 Rc8 ({Black should play} 31... Qxe5 $14 32. Nxb5 axb5) 32. Nxe6 $40 {[%mdl 128] White attacks with force.} Qxe5 {[#]} 33. Nf4 (33. Rd6 $1 $16) 33... Rf8 (33... Kg8 $11 {remains equal.}) 34. Re2 {Threatens to win with Bc1.} Qc3 $2 (34... Bf6 $16 {was worth a try.}) 35. Qb1 $2 (35. Qa2 $18 {and White stays clearly on top.}) 35... Qf6 (35... Rg8 $16 {was necessary.} 36. Qa2 Ra8) 36. Bc1 {Hoping for Bb2.} c4 $2 (36... Qf7 {was called for.}) 37. bxc4 $18 Nxc4 38. Re6 Qg5 {[#]} 39. Ng6+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Qxg6 (39... hxg6 40. Bxg5) 40. Rxg6 hxg6 41. Qe4 Bf6 42. Qxc4 b3 43. Ba3 Rfb8 44. Rb1 b2 45. h4 Ra5 46. Qd3 Rd8 47. Qb3 Rc8 48. Qb7 Rd8 49. Qb3 ({Less strong is} 49. Bxb2 Rb5 $18) 49... Rc8 $1 50. Qb4 Rb5 51. Qg4 Rc3 52. Bxb2 Rxb2 53. Rxb2 {White threatens Rb8+ and mate.} Rc1+ 54. Kh2 {White wants to mate with Rb8+.} Bxb2 55. Qxg6 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQ-KRB} Ra1 56. g4 a5 57. Qh5+ Kg8 58. Qb5 Ba3 59. Qe5 Rd1 60. Qe6+ Kh7 61. Qe4+ Kh8 62. Qa8+ Kh7 63. Qxa5 Bd6+ 64. Kg2 Rd4 65. Qf5+ Kh8 66. Qh5+ Kg8 67. g5 Kf8 68. Qg6 Be7 69. Qf5+ Ke8 70. Kh3 Rd6 71. Qh7 Kf7 72. f4 Rd4 73. Qf5+ Ke8 74. Qe5 Rb4 75. Kg4 Kf8 76. Qf5+ Ke8 77. Qe6 Rd4 78. Qe5 {Precision: White = 86%, Black = 38%.} 1-0 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E60"] [WhiteElo "2784"] [BlackElo "2767"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "71"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,71,35,32,24,19,30,15,0,31,26,47,48,51,58,37,48,43,40,52,40,50,35,35, 39,54,52,65,52,55,45,41,0,0,8,46,33,31,38,36,37,35,35,82,49,43,47,58,47,37,0, 65,0,41,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. e3 O-O 5. Be2 c5 6. d5 {E60: King's Indian: Unusual lines and Fianchetto Variation without Nc3} e6 7. Nc3 exd5 (7... b6 8. O-O exd5 9. cxd5 Re8 10. Nd2 Ba6 11. Re1 d6 12. e4 Qc8 13. a4 {1-0 (38) Nakamura,H (2787)-Nepomniachtchi,I (2751) Moscow 2018}) 8. cxd5 d6 9. Nd2 Na6 10. O-O Nc7 {LiveBook: 17 Games} 11. e4 Re8 12. a4 {[%cal Ba2a4,Ba4a5] [%mdl 32]} Rb8 13. f3 $146 a6 14. a5 Bd7 15. Nc4 Bb5 16. Bg5 Bxc4 17. Bxc4 b5 18. axb6 $1 Rxb6 19. Na4 Rb4 20. b3 Qc8 21. Bf4 Qd7 22. Ra2 Nh5 23. Be3 Rbb8 24. Qd2 Nb5 25. g4 Nf6 26. Nb2 Qc8 27. Bf4 Nd7 28. Bxb5 axb5 29. Bxd6 Rb6 30. Bg3 c4 {[#] Hoping for ...c3.} 31. bxc4 bxc4 32. Qe2 Rb4 33. Bd6 Rb6 $1 { [%cal Rb6d6]} 34. Bg3 (34. Bf4 $5 {[%cal Rb2c4]} c3 35. Nd3 $14) 34... Rb4 $1 35. Bd6 Rb6 $1 {[%cal Rb6d6]} 36. Bg3 {Precision: White = 75%, Black = 75%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.16"] [Round "6"] [White "Ding, Liren"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D77"] [WhiteElo "2769"] [BlackElo "2763"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "35"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,35,37,28,8,10,8,13,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. d4 Bg7 4. Bg2 Nf6 5. c4 dxc4 6. O-O O-O 7. Na3 c5 8. dxc5 c3 {D77: Fianchetto Grünfeld: 6 0-0: Replies other than 6...c6} 9. Nb5 Na6 {[%cal Bb8a6,Ba6c5, Bc5e6][%mdl 32]} 10. Nxc3 Nxc5 {LiveBook: 5 Games. White is slightly better.} 11. Nd4 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 11. Be3 Nfe4 12. Nxe4 Nxe4 13. Bd4 Bxd4 14. Qxd4 Qxd4 15. Nxd4 Nd6 16. Rac1 { 1-0 (55) Kramnik,V (2787)-Wei,Y (2743) Wijk aan Zee 2018}) 11... Qb6 {The position is equal.} 12. Be3 {[#] And now Nb3 would win.} Qxb2 13. Ncb5 Ne6 14. Rb1 Qxa2 15. Ra1 Qb2 {aiming for ...Nxd4.} 16. Rb1 Qa2 17. Ra1 Qb2 {White must now prevent ...Nxd4.} 18. Rb1 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.18"] [Round "7"] [White "Kramnik, Vladimir"] [Black "Ding, Liren"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A26"] [WhiteElo "2800"] [BlackElo "2769"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "147"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] {[%evp 19,147,8,0,0,14,1,22,0,8,0,0,0,16,0,18,11,39,0,0,-41,-27,-47,-34,-85,0, -65,-70,-77,-62,-72,-71,-64,-72,-69,-61,-94,-59,-62,-69,-18,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-8,-8,-15,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8, 0,-8,-8,-8,0,-8,0,-8,0,-8,-8,-8,-8,-10,-10,-11,-11,-11,-11,-11,-12,-42,-44,-44, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-110,0,0,0,-111,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. d3 g6 5. g3 Bg7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O d6 8. b3 {A26: English Opening vs King's Indian with ...Nc6 and d3} Nd4 9. Nd2 c6 10. e3 Ne6 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 11. Bb2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. Ba3 Re8 12. Nde4 Nxe4 13. dxe4 Qa5 14. Bb2 Qc7 15. Qd2 Nc5 {1/2-1/2 (30) Malakhov,V (2694)-Ding,L (2710) China 2014}) 11... Nc5 12. Qc2 a5 13. Rae1 Re8 14. h3 Bf5 15. e4 Bd7 16. Ne2 b5 17. d4 exd4 18. Nxd4 Rc8 19. N4f3 d5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black has some pressure.} 20. exd5 Rxe1 21. Rxe1 (21. Nxe1 $15 cxd5 22. cxd5) 21... cxd5 (21... Bf5 $1 $17 { [%cal Rf5c2]} 22. Qd1 Nd3 23. Bxf6 Bxf6) 22. cxb5 (22. Ne5 $11) 22... Bf5 $15 23. Qd1 Nd3 $1 {[%csl LRb2,LRe1]} 24. Bd4 {[#]} Rc1 $1 {[%cal Rc1d1]} 25. Qxc1 Nxc1 26. Rxc1 Ne4 27. Nf1 Bxd4 28. Nxd4 {With the idea Ne3.} Qb6 29. Bxe4 (29. Rd1 $15) 29... dxe4 30. Nxf5 gxf5 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQ-KRN} 31. a4 Qe6 32. Ne3 Qxb3 33. Rc4 h5 34. h4 Kh7 35. Kg2 f6 36. Rd4 Kg6 37. Rc4 Kf7 38. Kh2 Kg6 39. Kg1 Qb1+ 40. Kg2 Qb3 41. Rd4 Kf7 42. Rd5 Qxa4 {aiming for ...Qb3.} 43. Rxf5 Kg6 44. b6 Qb3 45. Rxa5 Qxb6 46. Rd5 Qb2 47. Rf5 Qa2 48. Rc5 Qe2 49. Rc4 Qa2 50. Rb4 Qa5 51. Rb8 Qa2 52. Rd8 Qa5 53. Rd5 Qa2 54. Rf5 Qe6 55. Rd5 Qa6 56. g4 hxg4 57. h5+ Kf7 58. Rd7+ Ke6 59. Rg7 Qe2 60. h6 Qf3+ 61. Kg1 {[#]} g3 $1 62. Rxg3 (62. fxg3 Qxe3+) 62... Qh5 63. Rg7 $1 f5 {[%cal Bf6f5,Bf5f4][%mdl 32]} 64. h7 f4 65. Ng4 {[#]} (65. Ng2 $1 $11 Kf6 66. Rg6+ Kf5 67. Rg7) 65... Qh3 (65... Kf5 $1 $17 66. Nh2 Kf6) 66. Rg6+ $11 Kf5 67. Rg7 (67. Nh6+ $11 {was the only way to keep the balance.} Kxg6 68. h8=Q Qxh6 69. Qe8+ Kg5 70. Qe5+ Kg4 71. Qxe4 ) 67... Ke6 (67... Qh5 $17 68. Kg2 Qh4) 68. Rg6+ {The position is equal.} Kf5 69. Nh6+ Kxg6 70. h8=Q Qxh6 71. Qe8+ Kf5 72. Qb5+ Kg4 73. Qe2+ Kf5 {Hoping for ...Qg7+.} 74. Qb5+ {Precision: White = 61%, Black = 63%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.18"] [Round "7"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D39"] [WhiteElo "2794"] [BlackElo "2784"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "74"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,74,33,22,11,0,40,-2,-2,-64,-69,-43,-68,-70,-90,-122,0,0,0,-72,-10, -13,-15,-33,-41,-179,-117,-102,-35,-52,-16,-281,-85,-82,-83,-87,-83,-83,0,0,0, -506,-485,-594,-580,-593,-589,-541,-539,-139,-522,-2585,-2654]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. e4 Bb4 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bxf6 Qxf6 8. Bxc4 c5 9. O-O { D39: Queen's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defence with 5 Bg5 dxc4} cxd4 10. e5 Qd8 11. Ne4 O-O 12. Qe2 Be7 (12... Bd7 13. Rfd1 Nc6 14. Ng3 Bc5 15. a3 Ne7 16. Ne4 Bb6 17. Nxd4 Ng6 {1/2-1/2 (52) Ding,L (2771)-Aronian,L (2802) Tbilisi 2017}) 13. Rad1 {[%mdl 1024] LiveBook: 3 Games. White has compensation.} Qc7 {[#]} 14. Bd3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14. Ng3 Rd8 15. Nh5 g6 16. Nf4 Nc6 {1/2-1/2 (31) Moiseenko,A (2671)-Meier,G (2644) Jerusalem 2017}) 14... Nd7 15. Rc1 Qa5 16. g4 (16. Ned2 $11) 16... Nxe5 $15 17. Nxe5 Qxe5 18. f4 Qa5 19. g5 Qd8 ({Don't play } 19... Qxa2 20. gxh6 g6 21. Rc7 $11) (19... hxg5 20. Nxg5 g6 21. Bxg6 $15) ( 19... g6 $17 {[%cal Rh6g5]} 20. gxh6 Kh7) 20. h4 $1 $11 Bd7 (20... Kh8 $11) 21. gxh6 $17 {[#]} g6 ({Reject} 21... gxh6 22. Qh5 $11) (21... f5 $1 $17 22. Ng5 Rf6 23. hxg7 Rg6) 22. h5 $1 $11 Kh8 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is under pressure.} 23. Kh2 Bc6 24. Rf3 (24. Rf2 $15) 24... Bd6 ({Much less strong is} 24... gxh5 25. Rg1 $17) ({Better is} 24... Qa5 $19 25. Rh3 g5) 25. Qf2 $17 {[#] Threatens to win with Rxc6!} Bc7 (25... Bxe4 $1 $17 26. Qxd4+ e5 27. Qxe4 Qh4+ 28. Rh3 Qxf4+ 29. Qxf4 exf4) 26. Kh3 $1 $15 Qe7 {And now ...Rg8 would win.} 27. Ng5 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (27. Rg1 $1 $11) 27... e5 $2 (27... gxh5 $19 {has better winning chances. White must now prevent ...e5.} 28. Rg3 e5) 28. Rxc6 $17 bxc6 {[#]} 29. Nxf7+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Rxf7 (29... Qxf7 30. hxg6) 30. hxg6 Rf6 (30... Rxf4 $17 31. Rxf4 exf4 32. Qxd4+ Qe5 33. g7+ Kg8 34. Bc4+ Kh7 35. Qd3+ Kxh6) 31. g7+ $11 Kg8 32. Bc4+ $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (32. Qh4 $11) 32... Kh7 $19 33. Qh4 {intending Rg3.} e4 34. Rg3 {White threatens Qg4 and mate.} Bxf4 35. g8=Q+ Rxg8 36. Bxg8+ Kh8 37. Rg7 Qf8 {Precision: White = 43%, Black = 38%.} 0-1 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.18"] [Round "7"] [White "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D38"] [WhiteElo "2767"] [BlackElo "2809"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "31"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 16,31,6,0,3,0,6,5,18,31,24,0,0,0,20,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 {[%cal Bc1g5,Bg5h4,Bh4g3][%mdl 32]} h6 6. Bh4 g5 7. Bg3 Ne4 { D38: Queen's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defence (4 Nf3 Bb4)} 8. Qc2 h5 9. h3 { LiveBook: 3 Games} Nc6 10. e3 Bxc3+ 11. bxc3 Nxg3 12. fxg3 Qd6 13. Qf2 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 13. Kf2 h4 14. g4 {1-0 (49) Azmaiparashvili,Z (2650)-Nikolaidis, I (2565) Pula 1997}) 13... Qa3 {The position is equal.} 14. Qc2 Qd6 15. Qf2 Qa3 16. Qc2 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.18"] [Round "7"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E51"] [WhiteElo "2763"] [BlackElo "2799"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "80"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 16,80,26,35,61,47,50,51,77,23,28,6,13,-9,-7,-43,0,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 8,7,14,13,12,12,12,12,12,10,27,11,16,0,31,13,14,17,17,6,8,4,29,33,39,0,0,0,217, 217,399,392,379,369,368,218,199,200,215]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Nf3 d5 6. Bd2 c5 7. a3 cxd4 {E51: Nimzo-Indian: Rubinstein: 4...0-0 5 Nf3 d5} (7... Bxc3 8. Bxc3 Ne4 9. Rc1 Nxc3 10. Rxc3 cxd4 11. Nxd4 dxc4 12. Bxc4 Bd7 13. O-O Nc6 14. Nb3 Qe7 15. Be2 Rfc8 16. Qd2 Nd8 17. Nc5 Be8 18. Rfc1 Rc7 19. Ne4 Rxc3 20. Qxc3 {1/2-1/2 (49) Riazantsev,A (2671)-Inarkiev,E (2709) Doha 2016}) 8. axb4 dxc3 9. Bxc3 {LiveBook: 5 Games} dxc4 {White is slightly better. } 10. Bxc4 Qxd1+ 11. Kxd1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. Rxd1 Bd7 12. Ne5 Rc8 13. Be2 Ba4 14. Ra1 Be8 15. Nc4 {1-0 (57) Sandipan,C (2569)-Visakh,N (2389) Kolkata 2015}) 11... Bd7 12. Ke2 (12. Bxf6 $16 {And now Bc3 would win.} gxf6 13. b5) 12... Rc8 $11 13. Bd3 Nd5 14. Ne5 Be8 15. Bd2 f6 (15... Na6 $5) 16. Nc4 Rd8 17. Rhc1 Nc6 {[%cal Bb8c6,Bc6b4,Bb4d3][%mdl 32]} 18. Be4 Ndxb4 19. Bxb4 Nxb4 20. Bxb7 Rab8 21. Rxa7 Rd7 22. Na5 Nd3 23. Rd1 Nxb2 24. Rxd7 Bxd7 25. Bc6 Bxc6 26. Nxc6 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} Re8 27. e4 Nc4 28. Kd3 Nd6 29. f4 Kf8 30. e5 fxe5 31. fxe5 Nf5 32. g4 Nh4 33. Kc4 Nf3 $1 34. Ra2 Rc8 35. Kb5 Ke8 $2 {[#]} ( 35... Rc7 $1 $11) 36. Kb6 $1 $18 g5 $2 (36... h6 {keeps fighting.} 37. Kb7 Kd7 38. Nb8+ Kd8) 37. h3 Nxe5 38. Nxe5 Rc3 39. Rh2 (39. Ra7 $142) 39... Ke7 40. Kb5 Re3 {Precision: White = 59%, Black = 65%.} 1-0 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.19"] [Round "8"] [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E05"] [WhiteElo "2809"] [BlackElo "2763"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "60"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 14,60,13,15,13,0,0,-3,0,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,22,11,15,17,23,23,25,15,27,33,36, 8,18,12,24,27,31,16,23,35,19,6,7,8,7,7,10,7,10,0,0,0,14]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 c6 {E05: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3 Be7 } (7... a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Qxc4 Bc6 10. Bg5 h6 11. Bxf6 Bxf6 12. Nc3 Bxf3 13. Bxf3 Qxd4 14. Qxc7 Nc6 15. Qxb7 Na5 16. Qc7 Qd8 17. Qf4 Rb8 18. Rfd1 {1-0 (33) Mamedyarov,S (2804)-Wei,Y (2743) Wijk aan Zee 2018}) 8. a4 {LiveBook: 4 Games} b6 9. Nbd2 Bb7 10. Nxc4 c5 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 10... Nbd7 11. Rd1 Rc8 12. Nfe5 Nd5 13. Qb3 Ba6 14. e4 N5f6 15. Bg5 {0-1 (29) Poulopoulos,I (2212)-Erenberg,A (2359) Pardubice 2016}) 11. Rd1 Nbd7 12. b3 Rc8 13. dxc5 Bxc5 14. Nfe5 Bxg2 15. Kxg2 Qc7 16. Nxd7 Nxd7 17. Qe4 Nf6 18. Qf3 Qc6 19. Qxc6 Rxc6 20. f3 Rfc8 21. e4 Kf8 22. Bf4 Be7 23. Rd3 Rd8 24. Rxd8+ Bxd8 25. Rd1 {The position is equal.} Be7 26. Ne5 Rc2+ 27. Rd2 Rc3 28. Rd3 Rc2+ 29. Rd2 Rc3 30. Rd3 Rc2+ {Precision: White = 75%, Black = 59%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.19"] [Round "8"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C42"] [WhiteElo "2799"] [BlackElo "2784"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "129"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 15,129,17,11,14,10,-10,24,-8,0,-12,-14,-31,0,-32,18,-37,-31,-37,-34,-61, -58,-48,-58,-65,-59,-69,-51,-58,-62,-57,-32,-34,-28,-22,-35,-21,-28,-29,-22, -22,-22,-22,-22,-30,-22,-22,-25,-31,-18,-16,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22, -22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-18,-18,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-34,-34,-34,-34, -34,-34,-34,-34,-36,-36,-36,-28,-28,-28,-28,-28,-28,-28,-28,-28,-28,-28,-28, -28,-28,-28,-30,-30,-30,-30,-30,-30,-30,-30,-30,-30,-30,-30,-30,-30,-30,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Qe2 Qe7 6. d3 Nf6 7. Nc3 Qxe2+ 8. Bxe2 g6 {LiveBook: 7 Games. C42: Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves} 9. Bg5 (9. Nd4 a6 10. Bf4 Bg7 11. h3 Bd7 12. Bf3 Nc6 13. Nxc6 Bxc6 14. Bxc6+ bxc6 15. O-O-O Kd7 16. Rhe1 {1/2-1/2 (41) Carlsen,M (2834)-Caruana,F (2811) Wijk aan Zee 2018}) 9... Bg7 10. O-O-O O-O $146 ({Predecessor:} 10... h6 11. Bd2 Bd7 12. Rde1 O-O 13. Bd1 a6 14. Ne4 Nxe4 15. Rxe4 Nc6 16. h3 {1/2-1/2 (34) Foisor,C (2427)-Foisor,M (2217) Warsaw 2011}) 11. Rhe1 h6 12. Bh4 Nc6 13. d4 a6 14. a3 (14. Bxf6 $5 Bxf6 15. Nd5 $11) 14... Bd7 (14... g5 $5 {[%cal Rg5h4]} 15. Bg3 Re8 $11) 15. d5 ({White should play} 15. Bxf6 $11 Bxf6 16. Nd5) 15... Na7 $1 $15 16. Nd4 Nc8 17. Nb3 g5 18. Bg3 Re8 19. Na5 b5 20. f3 Nh5 21. Bf2 Nf4 22. Bf1 $1 Nb6 23. Rxe8+ Rxe8 ({Much weaker is} 23... Bxe8 $6 24. Bxb6 cxb6 25. Nb7 $14) 24. Bxb6 $1 cxb6 25. Nb7 Be5 26. Ne4 Rb8 27. Nexd6 Ng6 28. g3 Ne7 29. a4 {[%cal Ra4b5]} Nf5 30. Nxf5 Bxf5 31. Re1 f6 32. Rxe5 fxe5 $11 { [%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KBN} 33. Nd6 Bd7 34. axb5 axb5 35. Bxb5 Bxb5 36. Nxb5 { KR-KN} Rf8 37. Kd2 Rxf3 38. Ke2 g4 {And now ...Rf5 would win.} 39. Nd6 $1 h5 40. Nc4 b5 41. Nxe5 Rf5 42. Ng6 Kf7 43. Nf4 h4 44. Ng2 hxg3 45. hxg3 Rf3 46. Ne3 Rxg3 47. c4 bxc4 48. d6 Ke6 49. Nxc4 Rf3 50. d7 $1 {[%cal Rd7d8]} Rf8 51. Ne3 $1 g3 52. d8=Q Rxd8 53. Kf3 Rd3 54. Kf4 Rb3 55. Ng2 $1 Kd5 {Threatens to win with ...Kd4.} 56. Nh4 Kc4 {aiming for ...Kd5.} 57. Kg4 Rd3 {[#] White must now prevent ...Rb3.} 58. b4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Rb3 {[#]} (58... Kxb4 59. Kh3) 59. b5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kd5 {[#]} (59... Rxb5 60. Kxg3) 60. b6 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Ke4 { [#]} (60... Rxb6 61. Kxg3) 61. b7 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Rxb7 {Hoping for ...Rg7+.} 62. Kxg3 Rg7+ 63. Kf2 Rg4 64. Ng2 $1 Rxg2+ 65. Kxg2 {Precision: White = 67%, Black = 76%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.19"] [Round "8"] [White "Ding, Liren"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E04"] [WhiteElo "2769"] [BlackElo "2794"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "81"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,81,5,6,13,7,7,32,8,20,10,17,4,0,13,16,0,4,16,4,16,21,6,36,36,46,36, 37,43,43,45,52,56,52,60,70,62,70,76,67,50,94,39,40,52,71,73,62,59,66,20,40,29, 38,34,35,14,15,12,18,17,19,0,10,0,15,0]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. g3 e6 3. Bg2 d5 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. Qa4+ Bd7 6. Qxc4 c5 7. d4 Bc6 8. dxc5 Nbd7 9. Be3 Bd5 {LiveBook: 15 Games} 10. Qc2 {E04: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3} Be4 11. Qc1 Ng4 $146 (11... Bxc5 $5 12. O-O (12. Bxc5 Rc8 $11) 12... Bb6 $11) ({Predecessor:} 11... Bxc5 12. Bxc5 Rc8 13. b4 b6 14. Nc3 bxc5 15. Nxe4 Nxe4 16. Qc4 Nef6 17. O-O O-O {1/2-1/2 (28) Zhou,J (2566)-Adams,M (2729) Khanty-Mansiysk 2007}) 12. b4 {Black should prevent Nc3.White is slightly better.} a5 13. Bg5 f6 14. Bd2 {Threatens to win with Qc4.} axb4 15. Bxb4 Nxc5 16. Bxc5 Rc8 $132 {[%mdl 2048] Black has counterplay} 17. Qc4 Bxc5 18. Qxe6+ Kf8 19. Qxg4 Bb4+ (19... Bxf3 $5 20. Bxf3 Bd4 $11) 20. Nbd2 Bxd2+ $1 21. Nxd2 Bxg2 22. Rg1 Bd5 23. Rd1 {[#] Strongly threatening Nb3.} Qc7 24. Ne4 Rd8 25. f3 Qe5 26. Qf4 Qxf4 27. gxf4 Kf7 28. Nc3 Bc4 29. a4 (29. Kf2 $16) 29... Rxd1+ $14 30. Kxd1 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} Rd8+ 31. Kc2 Rc8 32. Kd2 Ba6 33. Ne4 Kf8 34. f5 Rd8+ 35. Ke3 Rd5 36. Rc1 Rxf5 { The position is equal.} 37. Rc8+ Ke7 38. Rc7+ Kf8 39. Rc8+ Ke7 40. Rc7+ Kf8 41. Rc8+ {Precision: White = 47%, Black = 68%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.19"] [Round "8"] [White "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D26"] [WhiteElo "2767"] [BlackElo "2800"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "181"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 13,181,21,0,4,13,0,16,16,55,3,16,26,26,0,18,18,13,16,10,12,18,16,16,16, 16,16,15,15,14,18,12,14,28,35,35,18,20,23,23,24,34,26,32,34,35,39,48,8,8,8,37, 36,35,29,41,35,31,33,59,59,84,84,84,83,95,101,109,116,137,129,124,125,129,130, 131,100,146,89,87,89,95,92,93,93,99,87,98,88,92,0,103,88,100,97,109,90,89,89, 96,90,96,0,96,96,96,96,97,0,91,89,114,76,84,77,103,29,31,8,46,34,30,8,18,16, 181,184,232,29,25,24,29,26,37,12,12,12,28,12,41,41,243,243,290,290,290,290,283, 283,1325,260,29975,29976,29976,29977,29977,29978,29978,29979,29979,29976,29977, 29978,29986,29987,29987,29988,29988,29989,29989,29990]} 1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. Nf3 c5 5. e3 dxc4 6. Bxc4 a6 7. Bb3 {D26: Queen's Gambit Accepted: 4 e3 e6 5 Bxc5 c5 sidelines} (7. O-O b5 8. Be2 Bb7 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. Qxd8+ Kxd8 11. Nd2 Ke7 12. Nb3 Bb6 13. a4 b4 14. a5 Bc7 15. Na4 Nbd7 16. Bd2 Bd6 17. Rfc1 Rhc8 18. Nb6 Rxc1+ 19. Rxc1 Nxb6 20. axb6 {1-0 (31) Carlsen,M (2832)-So,W (2815) chess.com INT 2017}) 7... b5 {LiveBook: 58 Games} 8. e4 cxd4 9. Nxd4 { The position is equal.} Bb7 10. e5 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 10. O-O Nc6 11. Be3 Bd6 12. Nxc6 Bxc6 13. Bd4 Qc7 14. Bxf6 gxf6 {1/2-1/2 (28) Maljush,A (2344)-Kupreichik,V (2464) Minsk 2004}) 10... Ne4 11. O-O (11. Nxe4 $14 Bxe4 12. O-O) 11... Nxc3 12. bxc3 Nc6 13. a4 Bc5 {[%cal Rc6d4]} (13... Nxd4 {NOTEXT} 14. cxd4 b4 15. Be3 Be7 16. Qg4 Kf8) 14. axb5 axb5 15. Rxa8 Bxa8 16. Nxb5 {And now Nd6+ would win.} O-O 17. Qxd8 Rxd8 18. Bf4 h6 19. h4 Ne7 20. Rd1 Rb8 21. Bc4 Bc6 22. Nd4 Be4 23. h5 Nd5 24. Bxd5 Bxd5 25. Be3 Rc8 26. Re1 Bc4 27. Nf3 Ba3 28. Bd4 Bd3 29. Nd2 Bb2 30. Nf1 Rc4 ({Wrong is} 30... Bxc3 $2 31. Rc1 $18) 31. Re3 Bf5 32. Ng3 Bh7 33. Kh2 Bc1 34. Re2 Bf4 35. Kh3 Ra4 36. Kg4 Bc1 {[#] Threatening ...Bd3.} 37. Kf3 $1 Bd3 38. Re1 Bb2 39. Ke3 Bc2 40. Kd2 Bb3 41. Rb1 Ra2 42. Kd3 Ba4 43. Ne4 Ba3 44. Ke3 Bc2 45. Re1 (45. Rb8+ $142 Kh7 46. g4) 45... Bb3 46. g4 Bd5 47. Kd3 Be7 48. Rb1 Ra8 49. f4 Bh4 50. Rh1 Bd8 51. Rb1 (51. Ke3 $16) 51... Bc7 (51... Bh4 $1 $11 { keeps the balance.}) 52. Ke3 Kh7 53. Nd6 Kg8 54. Rb5 Bc6 55. Rb4 Bd8 56. Bb6 Bh4 57. Bd4 ({White should try} 57. Bc5 $16) 57... Bg2 (57... Bd8 $1 $11) 58. Rb2 $16 Bc6 59. Rb6 Bg2 60. Rb2 Bc6 61. Rb3 Bg3 62. c4 Bh2 63. f5 exf5 64. Nxf5 (64. gxf5 $16 f6 65. Rb6 Ra3+ 66. Kd2 fxe5 67. Rb8+ Kh7 68. Nf7 Ra2+ 69. Bb2 Bf4+ 70. Ke2) 64... Kh7 $11 65. Bb2 Re8 66. Nd6 Re7 67. Rb8 {next Rf8 is good for White.} f6 68. Rc8 Bh1 $2 (68... Bd7 $11 {and Black is okay.} 69. Rc7 fxe5) 69. Nf5 $18 Rb7 {[#]} 70. exf6 $2 (70. e6 $1 $18 {[%cal Re6e7] Hoping for e7.} Rb3+ 71. Bc3) 70... Rb3+ $11 71. Bc3 gxf6 $1 72. Kd2 Bf4+ $1 73. Kc2 Rb8 $1 74. Rxb8 Bxb8 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBB-KBN} 75. Ne7 Be4+ 76. Kd2 {Threatens to win with Nd5.} Bf4+ $2 (76... Bf3 $1 $14) 77. Ke2 $18 Kg7 78. Nf5+ Kf7 {If only Black now had time for ...Ke6....} 79. Bd2 Be5 80. Bxh6 Ke6 $2 (80... Ba8 81. c5 Bc7) 81. Be3 $2 (81. Ke3 Bxf5 82. gxf5+ Kxf5 83. Bf8) 81... Bxf5 $2 (81... Kf7 $18 82. Bd2 Bh2) 82. gxf5+ {White mates.} Kxf5 {KB-KB} 83. h6 Kg6 84. c5 { [%cal Bc4c5,Bc5c6,Bc6c7][%mdl 32]} f5 85. Kf3 Kf7 86. Bf4 Bd4 87. c6 Ke7 88. c7 Kd7 89. h7 Kc8 90. Ke2 Kd7 91. Kd3 {Precision: White = 68%, Black = 44%.} 1-0 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.20"] [Round "9"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C67"] [WhiteElo "2799"] [BlackElo "2767"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "68"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 27,68,6,9,5,8,4,8,2,4,6,2,0,0,0,17,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. d4 Bf6 10. Re1 Re8 {C67: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence: 4 0-0 Nxe4} 11. Bf4 (11. Rxe8+ Nxe8 12. c3 d5 13. Bf4 c6 14. Nd2 g6 15. Bd3 Ng7 16. h3 Bf5 17. Bxf5 Nxf5 18. Nf3 {1/2-1/2 (47) Anand,V (2776) -Grischuk,A (2767) Moscow 2018}) 11... Rxe1 12. Qxe1 Ne8 13. c3 d5 14. Bd3 g6 { [#] LiveBook: 41 Games. The position is equal.} 15. Qe2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15. Nd2 Ng7 16. Nf3 Bf5 17. Bxf5 Nxf5 18. Qe2 {1/2-1/2 (31) Motylev,A (2658) -Potkin,V (2594) Fufeng 2017}) 15... c6 16. Nd2 {[%cal Bb1d2,Bd2f3,Bf3e5][%mdl 32]} Ng7 17. Re1 Bf5 18. Bxf5 Nxf5 19. Nf3 Ng7 20. Be5 Ne6 21. Bxf6 Qxf6 22. Ne5 Re8 23. g3 Ng7 24. Kg2 Re6 25. Qd1 Qe7 26. Nd3 Rxe1 27. Qxe1 Qxe1 28. Nxe1 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KN-KN} Nf5 29. Nd3 Kf8 30. g4 Nd6 31. h4 h6 32. f3 Ke7 33. Kf2 g5 34. hxg5 hxg5 {Precision: White = 68%, Black = 92%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.20"] [Round "9"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E03"] [WhiteElo "2794"] [BlackElo "2809"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "82"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,82,9,11,9,12,6,17,17,17,14,23,12,12,8,8,13,12,12,12,12,12,12,18,10, 21,20,32,43,39,39,41,37,46,33,37,22,30,22,50,41,57,58,66,49,59,21,22,14,14,22, 22,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 b6 8. Qxc4 Bb7 9. Nc3 c5 10. Rd1 Nbd7 {LiveBook: 9 Games } 11. Ne5 {E03: Open Catalan: 5 Qa4+ Nbd7 6 Qxc4} (11. dxc5 Bxc5 12. b4 Bxf2+ 13. Kxf2 Rc8 14. Qf4 Rxc3 15. Bb2 Rc7 16. Bxf6 gxf6 17. Rac1 Rxc1 18. Qxc1 Qc8 19. Qxc8 Bxc8 {1/2-1/2 (45) Bu,X (2710)-Bacrot,E (2715) Tbilisi 2017}) 11... Bxg2 12. Kxg2 Qc8 13. Nxd7 Qxd7 14. dxc5 Qc6+ {[#]} 15. f3 $146 ({Predecessor: } 15. e4 a6 16. Qe2 Bxc5 17. Bg5 Be7 18. Rac1 Qb7 {1/2-1/2 (60) Fridman,D (2607)-Rambaldi,F (2544) Bergamo 2016}) 15... Qxc5 16. Qxc5 Bxc5 17. Bf4 Rfd8 18. e4 Ne8 19. Kf1 Kf8 20. Ke2 Ke7 21. Nb5 Rdc8 22. Rac1 a6 23. Nc3 b5 24. a4 Bd6 25. Be3 Rab8 26. axb5 axb5 27. Ba7 Rb7 28. Bd4 {Black should prevent e5.} Rc4 29. e5 Bc5 30. Nd5+ exd5 31. Bxc5+ Ke6 32. b3 (32. Bd4 {seems wilder.} Rbc7 33. Ra1 R7c6 34. Ra7 Nc7 35. f4) 32... Rxc1 {The position is equal.} 33. Rxc1 Kxe5 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 34. Kd3 {[#] Strongly threatening Re1+.} Ke6 35. Bb4 {Hoping for Re1+.} Kd7 36. Kd4 Nc7 37. Ba5 Ne6+ 38. Kxd5 Ra7 39. b4 Ra6 40. f4 Rd6+ 41. Ke4 Rd4+ {Precision: White = 88%, Black = 84%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.20"] [Round "9"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Ding, Liren"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E11"] [WhiteElo "2784"] [BlackElo "2769"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "133"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 22,133,7,1,14,14,14,14,14,14,14,14,12,16,16,16,16,16,9,13,12,16,12,10,7, 7,25,24,29,25,25,25,27,31,23,10,12,13,14,27,55,54,57,54,64,50,64,64,64,64,64, 64,64,56,64,0,64,64,66,64,64,64,64,64,64,64,64,64,64,64,64,64,64,64,83,77,88, 45,58,49,62,41,52,19,27,29,25,51,191,190,293,291,452,70,72,59,360,308,302,314, 465,350,204,111,99,69,78,71,345,332,218,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Be7 5. Bg2 d5 6. Nf3 O-O 7. O-O c6 8. Qb3 b6 9. Nc3 Ba6 10. cxd5 { E11: Bogo-Indian} cxd5 11. Ne5 Bb7 12. Rfc1 {LiveBook: 9 Games} Nc6 (12... Nbd7 {with more complications.} 13. Nd3 Nb8 14. Bg5 Nc6 15. e3 h6) 13. Nxd5 Nxd4 14. Nxe7+ Qxe7 15. Qc4 Bxg2 16. Qxd4 Rfd8 {[#]} 17. Qf4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 17. Qb4 Qxb4 18. Bxb4 Bb7 19. Rc7 Ba6 20. Nxf7 Nd5 21. Nxd8 Nxc7 22. Nc6 {1/2-1/2 (22) Gleizerov,E (2545)-Farago,I (2515) Oberwart 1996}) 17... Bb7 18. Bb4 Qe8 19. Rc7 Nd5 20. Qxf7+ Qxf7 21. Rxf7 Ba6 22. Ba3 Bxe2 23. Rc1 Bh5 24. Rb7 Be8 25. Kg2 a5 26. h4 {[%cal Bh2h4,Bh4h5][%mdl 32]} Rdb8 27. Rxb8 Rxb8 28. g4 b5 29. b3 b4 30. Bb2 a4 31. h5 Ra8 32. Kg3 Kf8 33. Nf3 Bd7 34. Rc4 Kg8 35. Ne5 Bb5 36. Rc5 Be8 37. Nc4 Bd7 38. Ne5 Be8 $1 39. Bd4 Kf8 40. f3 Ke7 41. Kh4 Kf8 42. Kg5 h6+ 43. Kh4 Kg8 44. Kg3 Kh7 45. Nd3 Kg8 46. Rc1 axb3 47. axb3 Kh7 48. Nc5 Bf7 49. Re1 Ne7 50. Bb2 Nc6 51. f4 Ra2 52. Nd3 e5 53. fxe5 {Strongly threatening e6.} Bxb3 54. e6 {Hoping for e7.} Ra7 (54... Ne7 $14) 55. Nc5 $1 $18 {[%cal Rc5b3]} Bc4 (55... Ba2 $142 56. Rd1 Bc4) 56. Nd7 $1 Bb5 (56... Rb7 $142 57. e7 Bf7) 57. Nf8+ $2 (57. Re3 $18) 57... Kg8 $14 58. Ng6 $1 {aiming for e7.} Ne7 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (58... Ra8 $14) 59. Ra1 $1 $18 {[%cal Ra1a7]} Nc6 {intending ...Rxa1.} 60. Rd1 $1 {[%cal Rd1d5]} Kh7 (60... Bc4 $142 61. e7 Rxe7 62. Nxe7+ Nxe7) 61. Rd5 Ba4 {[#]} 62. Kf4 (62. Rd2 $1 $18 {[%cal Rd2f2] And now Rf2 would win.} Bb3 63. Rf2) 62... Bc2 $16 63. Rc5 Ba4 64. g5 hxg5+ $2 { [%mdl 8192]} (64... Ra8 $16 {was necessary.}) 65. Rxg5 $18 {Nf8+ is the strong threat.} ({Less strong is} 65. Kxg5 Ne7 $14) 65... Nd8 {[#]} 66. Re5 $2 ({ White has to play} 66. Nf8+ $1 $18 Kg8 67. h6) 66... Be8 $11 67. e7 {Precision: White = 68%, Black = 49%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.20"] [Round "9"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D35"] [WhiteElo "2763"] [BlackElo "2800"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "81"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 15,81,12,16,-27,-32,-24,16,0,39,15,22,22,19,10,44,37,67,106,139,140,151, 142,121,130,262,116,123,123,127,120,121,119,218,216,228,209,186,208,325,200, 216,216,356,367,364,356,350,355,352,350,337,329,399,216,514,502,472,489,484, 498,477,469,673,623,773,764,1876,875]} 1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 c5 7. Rb1 Be7 {D35: Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange Variation} 8. Nf3 O-O {LiveBook: 31 Games} 9. h4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9. Bc4 Nc6 10. O-O b6 11. d5 Na5 12. Bd3 c4 13. Bc2 exd5 14. exd5 Bg4 15. Re1 { 1/2-1/2 (23) Svidler,P (2765)-Wang,H (2709) Riadh 2017}) 9... cxd4 {Black has an edge.} 10. cxd4 Nc6 11. h5 f5 12. exf5 Qa5+ 13. Bd2 Qxf5 14. Bc3 h6 15. Bd3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is more active.} Qg4 16. Kf1 e5 {[#]} 17. d5 $1 { [%cal Bd4d5,Bd5c6][%mdl 32]} (17. Nxe5 $6 Qxd1+ 18. Rxd1 Nxe5 $11) (17. dxe5 $6 Be6 $14) 17... e4 18. dxc6 exf3 19. gxf3 Rxf3 (19... Qxf3 $16 20. Qxf3 Rxf3) 20. Be2 (20. cxb7 $18 Rxf2+ 21. Kxf2 Bh4+ 22. Rxh4 Qxh4+ 23. Ke3 Qg5+ 24. Kd4 ( 24. Kf2 Qh4+ 25. Ke3 Qg5+ 26. Kd4 Qd8+ 27. Kc4 Bxb7 $18) 24... Qd8+ 25. Kc4 Bxb7 26. Kb3 (26. Rxb7 Qc8+ 27. Kd4 Qd8+ 28. Ke4 Qh4+ 29. Kd5 Qd8+ 30. Kc4 Qc8+ 31. Kd4 Qxb7 $16) 26... Bd5+ 27. Kb2) 20... Rxf2+ $16 21. Kxf2 Bc5+ 22. Kf1 Qf4+ 23. Bf3 bxc6 {[#]} (23... Be6 $16 {was called for.} 24. Be1 (24. Rxb7 Bc4+ 25. Kg2 Qg5+ 26. Kh3 Be6+ 27. Bg4 Qe3+ 28. Kh2 Qf2+ 29. Kh3 Qe3+ 30. Kh2 Qf2+ 31. Kh3 Qe3+ $11) 24... Rf8) 24. Be1 $1 $18 Be6 {Strongly threatening ...Rf8.} 25. Bh4 Rf8 26. Kg2 Kh8 (26... Rf5 $142) 27. Rc1 {[%cal Bb1c1,Bc1c3,Bc3f3] [%mdl 32]} ({Weaker is} 27. Bxc6 Bf2 $16) 27... Rf5 {...Rg5+! is the strong threat.} 28. Rc3 Rd5 (28... Re5 $142 29. Rh2 Bd6 30. Qxd6 Re2+ 31. Kf1 (31. Bxe2 Qxd6 32. Bf2 Bxa2 $18) 31... Qxd6 32. Rxe2 Kh7) 29. Bxd5 Bxd5+ 30. Rf3 $1 Qg4+ 31. Bg3 Bd6 {( -> ...Qxg3+)} 32. Rh3 Be7 33. Qe2 Be4 34. Qf2 (34. Qe3 $142 ) 34... a5 $2 (34... Kh7 {is a better defense.} 35. Rh1 Bc5) 35. a4 {White is clearly winning.} c5 36. Rh1 {[%cal Bh3h1,Bh1e1,Be1e3,Be3d3][%mdl 32]} Bf6 37. Re1 Bc6 38. Ree3 c4 (38... Qxh5 $142 39. Qe2 Qf5) 39. Qe2 Qxh5 40. Qxc4 Bd7 41. Rd3 {Precision: White = 55%, Black = 47%.} 1-0 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.22"] [Round "10"] [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E04"] [WhiteElo "2809"] [BlackElo "2784"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "115"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 14,115,3,6,22,8,0,0,0,0,0,3,28,0,60,41,66,47,66,50,48,37,60,13,7,7,7,7, 22,23,17,16,34,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,2,2,5,5,5,5,6,7,6,6,7,0,6,0,0,0,0,4,8,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0] } 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 Nc6 6. O-O Rb8 7. e3 Be7 { E04: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3} (7... b5 8. b3 cxb3 9. axb3 Be7 10. Qe2 O-O 11. Bd2 Bb7 12. Rc1 a6 13. Ne1 Nb4 14. Bxb7 Rxb7 15. Bxb4 Bxb4 16. Rxa6 {1/2-1/2 (48) Radjabov,T (2722)-Cheparinov,I (2677) Monzon 2016}) 8. Nfd2 {LiveBook: 5 Games} e5 9. Bxc6+ bxc6 10. dxe5 Ng4 11. Nxc4 Be6 $1 {[#] ...Qxd1 is the strong threat.} 12. Nbd2 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 12. Qxd8+ Rxd8 13. Nbd2 Bb4 14. e4 Bxd2 15. Nxd2 Nxe5 16. f4 Nd3 17. f5 Nxc1 18. Raxc1 Bxf5 19. exf5 Rxd2 20. Rxc6 Kd7 21. Rfc1 {1/2-1/2 (21) Van der Stricht,G (2424)-Hausrath,D (2507) Belgium 2008}) 12... h5 13. f3 Qd3 (13... h4 $11) 14. fxg4 $14 Bxc4 15. Nxc4 Qxc4 16. gxh5 Qe6 17. Qf3 (17. Bd2 {NOTEXT} Rxb2 18. Bc3 Rb5 19. Qc2 O-O 20. Rf2) 17... Rb5 18. Qf5 (18. Bd2 { NOTEXT} Rxe5 19. Bc3 Rxe3 20. Qf5 f6 21. h6) 18... Rxe5 19. Qxe6 Rxe6 20. Rf5 Rd6 21. Kg2 Rd1 22. b3 g6 23. Re5 (23. Rf2 $5 {[%cal Rc1b2]} Rxh5 24. Bb2 $14) 23... c5 {The position is equal.} 24. hxg6 fxg6 25. e4 Rh7 $1 26. h4 Rf7 27. Kh3 Rff1 28. Bg5 Rxa1 29. Rxe7+ $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRB} Kf8 $1 30. Rxc7 Rxa2 31. Be7+ Kg8 32. Rc8+ Kg7 33. Bxc5 Re2 34. e5 Rd1 35. Re8 Rd5 36. Bd6 Re3 {aiming for ...Rdd3.} 37. Re7+ Kg8 38. Re8+ Kf7 39. Re7+ Kg8 40. b4 Rdd3 41. Kg4 {[#] Black must now prevent Kg5.} Rxg3+ 42. Kf4 Rgf3+ 43. Ke4 Rfe3+ 44. Kf4 Rf3+ 45. Kg5 Rf7 {And now ...Rxe7 would win.} 46. e6 Rd5+ 47. Kxg6 { White wants to mate with Re8+.} Rxd6 48. Rxf7 {Rf6 would kill now.} Rxe6+ { KR-KR} 49. Rf6 Re4 50. b5 Rxh4 51. Ra6 Rh7 52. b6 (52. Rc6 {NOTEXT} Rg7+ 53. Kf6 Rb7 54. Rc8+ Kh7 55. Rc5) 52... Rg7+ 53. Kh6 Rh7+ 54. Kg5 Rg7+ 55. Kf5 axb6 56. Rxb6 Rf7+ 57. Rf6 Rxf6+ 58. Kxf6 {Precision: White = 74%, Black = 93%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.22"] [Round "10"] [White "Kramnik, Vladimir"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C50"] [WhiteElo "2800"] [BlackElo "2794"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "73"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 10,73,25,12,13,18,25,0,0,0,0,0,0,-7,0,-14,-8,-14,-12,-4,0,-12,-14,-14,0, -23,-22,-56,-48,-55,-46,-44,-29,-34,-31,-56,0,0,0,0,0,-6,32,0,1,0,2,-4,-6,-8, -8,-8,-8,-8,-6,-2,-4,-4,-7,-5,0,0,0,0,29993,29994]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. d3 a6 6. Nd5 {LiveBook: 4 Games. C50: Hungarian Defence and Giuoco Pianissimo} (6. a3 h6 7. h3 Qe7 8. Ne2 d6 9. c3 Ba7 10. Ng3 Bd7 11. b4 O-O-O 12. a4 d5 13. Bxd5 Nxd5 14. exd5 Nb8 {0-1 (59) Godena,M (2513)-Carlstedt, J (2442) Berlin 2015}) 6... Nxd5 7. Bxd5 d6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 7... O-O 8. Bg5 Be7 9. h4 d6 10. Qd2 Bg4 11. c3 Qd7 12. O-O-O Nd8 13. d4 exd4 14. Nxd4 Bxd1 15. Qxd1 {1/2-1/2 (52) Benda,H (2274)-Kilgus,G (2354) Austria 2007}) 8. Be3 { White has an edge.} (8. c3 {is more complex.} O-O 9. b4 Ba7 10. O-O h6 11. a4) 8... Bxe3 9. fxe3 O-O 10. O-O Nb8 {[%cal Bc6b8,Bb8d7,Bd7f6][%mdl 32]} 11. b4 Nd7 12. Qd2 c6 13. Bb3 a5 {White must now prevent ...a4.} 14. a3 Nf6 15. h3 h6 16. Rab1 b5 17. Qc3 Bd7 18. Rf2 Qb6 19. Re1 Rfe8 20. Nh4 c5 21. Ref1 cxb4 22. Qe1 d5 (22... bxa3 $2 23. Rxf6 Be6 24. Qg3 $18) (22... a4 $15 23. Bd5 Nxd5 24. exd5 f6 25. Qxb4 Qxe3 26. Qxd6 Rad8) 23. axb4 $11 dxe4 {[%cal Bd5e4,Be4d3, Bd3d2][%mdl 32]} 24. bxa5 Rxa5 25. Ng6 Be6 26. Nxe5 (26. Rxf6 $5 gxf6 27. Nh4 $17) 26... exd3 ({Much worse is} 26... Bxb3 $6 27. Rxf6 Qc7 28. cxb3 $16) 27. Rxf6 $1 gxf6 28. Rxf6 {[#]} d2 $1 {[%cal Rd2e1]} 29. Qg3+ (29. Qxd2 Ra1+) 29... Kf8 $1 {[%cal Bg8f8,Bf8g7,Bg7h8][%mdl 32]} (29... Kh7 30. c4 $18) 30. Rf1 { Hoping for Nd7+!} Ra7 {...Bxb3 is the strong threat.} (30... Rd8 $5 31. Qf4 $8 Ke8 32. Qxh6 Qd6 33. Nxf7 Bxf7 34. Bxf7+ Kd7 $15) 31. Ng6+ $1 {[%cal Be5g6, Bg6f4,Bf4h5,Bh5f6,Bf6e8][%mdl 32]} Kg7 32. Nf4+ Kh8 $1 33. Nh5 {[%csl Gh5] [%cal Rg3g7] [#]} f6 $1 34. Nxf6 $40 {[%mdl 128] White attacks.} (34. Rxf6 d1=Q+) 34... Rf8 35. Qf4 Rh7 $1 {And now ...Bxb3 would win.} 36. Qe5 { Intending Nh5+ and mate.} Qc7 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (36... Rg7 $11 37. Bxe6 Rg5) 37. Ne8+ {Precision: White = 53%, Black = 61%.} 1-0 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.22"] [Round "10"] [White "Ding, Liren"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D37"] [WhiteElo "2769"] [BlackElo "2799"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "61"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 16,61,16,0,30,36,18,24,27,25,27,31,12,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,4,2,4,0,0,0,0,0, 1,0,0,0,0,0,0,-6,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Be7 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 b6 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Nxd5 {D37: Queen's Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4} Qxd5 (8... exd5 9. Bd3 c5 10. O-O c4 11. Bb1 Nc6 12. b3 Be6 13. bxc4 dxc4 14. Qa4 Qd7 15. Qb5 f5 16. Rc1 Qd5 17. a4 Na5 {0-1 (38) Fedoseev,V (2724)-Friedel, J (2562) chess.com INT 2018}) 9. Be2 {LiveBook: 8 Games} Bb7 10. Bxc7 {White has an edge.} Qa5+ $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 10... Bb4+ 11. Kf1 Nc6 12. Qa4 Rfc8 13. Bg3 a6 14. h3 b5 15. Qd1 {1-0 (28) Injac,T (2277)-Goczo,M (2176) Novi Sad 2017}) 11. Kf1 $1 Nd7 12. h4 Rac8 13. Bf4 Rfd8 14. Kg1 {The position is equal.} Bxf3 15. Bxf3 e5 16. Bg5 Bxg5 17. hxg5 exd4 $1 18. Qxd4 Qxg5 19. Rh5 Qf6 20. Rd5 {[#] Strongly threatening Rd1.} Qxd4 21. Rxd4 Ne5 22. Bd5 Nc6 23. Rdd1 {Hoping for Bxc6.} Kf8 24. Bxc6 {[#] aiming for Ba4.} Rxd1+ 25. Rxd1 {Ba4 is the strong threat.} Rxc6 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KR-KR} 26. Rd7 Rc2 27. Rxa7 Rxb2 28. a4 Ra2 29. Rb7 Ra1+ 30. Kh2 Rxa4 31. Rxb6 {Precision: White = 71%, Black = 81%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.22"] [Round "10"] [White "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E11"] [WhiteElo "2767"] [BlackElo "2763"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "56"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,56,9,0,25,0,0,0,0,0,8,10,10,0,0,0,0,0,-4,-1,-7,-9,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Be7 5. Bg2 d5 6. Nf3 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7 8. Qc2 c6 9. Rc1 {E11: Bogo-Indian} (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 {1/2-1/2 (56) So,W (2788)-Karjakin,S (2760) London 2017} ) 9... b6 10. a4 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Ne4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10... Ba6 11. b3 c5 12. a5 Bb7 13. a6 Bc6 14. Ne5 Nxe5 15. dxe5 Nd7 16. f4 Rc8 {0-1 (55) Pustovoitova,D (2382)-Gunina,V (2507) Moscow 2018}) 11. Be1 {White has an edge. } a5 {The position is equal.} 12. Nbd2 Nxd2 13. Nxd2 Bf6 14. cxd5 cxd5 15. e4 Bxd4 16. Nb3 Bf6 17. exd5 exd5 18. Bxd5 Ra7 19. Bg2 h6 20. Bc3 Rc7 21. Bxf6 Rxc2 22. Bxd8 Rxc1+ 23. Rxc1 Rxd8 24. Rd1 Kf8 25. f4 Ke7 26. Re1+ Kf8 27. Rd1 Ke7 28. Re1+ Kf8 {Precision: White = 62%, Black = 70%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.23"] [Round "11"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D30"] [WhiteElo "2799"] [BlackElo "2809"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "81"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,81,15,15,21,20,28,15,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-11,0,0,0,0,0,1,51,52,53,53,53, 47,47,47,47,47,47,47,47,47,47,47,47,47,47,38,38,31,31,31,31,31,32,32,32,32,32, 32,32,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 c6 8. Qxc4 b5 9. Qc2 Bb7 10. Nc3 {D30: Queen's Gambit Declined: Systems without Nc3} (10. Bg5 Nbd7 11. Nbd2 c5 12. Bxf6 gxf6 13. Rac1 Qb6 14. dxc5 Nxc5 15. Nb3 Be4 16. Qc3 Nxb3 17. Qxb3 Rac8 18. Nh4 Bg6 {1/2-1/2 (27) Vitiugov,N (2722)-Riazantsev,A (2650) St Petersburg 2017}) 10... Nbd7 11. Rd1 Qb6 {LiveBook: 7 Games} 12. Ne5 Rfd8 13. Be3 $146 {Strongly threatening Nxc6!} ({Predecessor:} 13. Nxd7 Rxd7 14. a4 a5 15. e4 b4 16. Ne2 c5 17. d5 exd5 { 0-1 (45) Bazeev,G (2285)-Koryakin,E (2369) Peterhof 2009}) 13... Nd5 $1 { [%cal Rd5e3]} 14. Nxd5 cxd5 15. Rac1 Rac8 16. Qd3 b4 17. Rxc8 Bxc8 18. Qc2 { [#] Threatens to win with Nc6.} Nxe5 19. dxe5 d4 20. Bxd4 Rxd4 21. Qxc8+ Rd8 ( 21... Bf8 {keeps more tension.} 22. Rc1 Rd8 23. Qc4 Rd2 24. Bf1 Rxb2 25. Qd3 b3 ) 22. Rxd8+ Qxd8 23. Qxd8+ Bxd8 $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KB-KB} 24. b3 Bc7 25. f4 Bb6+ 26. Kf1 Be3 27. h4 h5 28. Bh3 Kf8 29. Kg2 Ke7 30. Kf3 Bd2 31. e3 Be1 32. f5 exf5 33. Bxf5 g6 34. Bd3 Bc3 35. Kf4 Be1 36. Bc4 Bf2 37. Bd5 Be1 38. g4 hxg4 {The position is equal.} 39. Kxg4 Bc3 40. Kf4 Be1 41. Kg4 {Precision: White = 60%, Black = 90%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.23"] [Round "11"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A13"] [WhiteElo "2794"] [BlackElo "2763"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "148"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,148,18,18,14,9,10,8,11,14,14,0,-7,14,0,0,0,0,0,7,0,0,-6,0,-43,-45, -27,0,0,6,6,6,10,6,0,0,5,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-4,0,0, 0,0,0,-95,-91,-95,-93,-116,-52,-145,-125,-251,-260,-231,-119,-118,-126,-123, -124,-111,-81,-131,-123,-116,-114,-106,-107,-103,-105,-233,-226,-485,-471,-485, -476,-583,-570,-573,-553,-560,-566,-552,-539,-529,-510,-600,-606,-559,-559, -622,-609,-1553,-1386,-1272,-1127,-29980,-29977,-29987,-29978,-29987,-29988, -29987,-29978,-29996,-29997,-29997,-29994,-29996,-549]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 dxc4 5. Qa4+ c6 6. Qxc4 b5 {A13: English Opening: 1...e6} 7. Qb3 Bb7 8. O-O Be7 9. d4 O-O 10. Rd1 Nbd7 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 11. Ne5 Nxe5 12. dxe5 Nd7 $1 13. Bf4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. Nc3 Qc7 14. Bf4 Rfd8 15. Qc2 Qb6 16. Ne4 {1-0 (35) Sargissian,G (2679)-Houska,J (2372) Douglas 2015}) 13... Qc7 14. Nd2 Rfd8 15. Rac1 a6 16. Qe3 c5 17. Bxb7 Qxb7 18. Ne4 c4 19. h4 h6 20. Rd4 Nf8 21. b3 Rxd4 22. Qxd4 Rd8 23. Nd6 Bxd6 24. exd6 f6 $132 {[%mdl 2048] White should prevent ...e5. Black is fighting back} 25. Be3 e5 26. Qb2 Qc6 27. bxc4 bxc4 28. Qb4 Rc8 29. f3 h5 30. Kf2 Kf7 31. Rd1 Nd7 32. Qb1 g6 33. g4 Rh8 34. g5 f5 35. Qc2 Rc8 36. Qc3 Ke6 37. Kg2 Qa4 38. Qd2 {[%csl Gd1][%cal Rd2d5]} Qb5 { next ...c3 is good for Black.} 39. a4 Qc6 40. Qc2 Rb8 41. Bd2 $1 Rb3 42. Bc3 ( 42. a5 $1 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 42... Qxa4 $17 43. Ra1 Qc6 44. Ra5 Rb5 ( 44... e4 $17 45. f4 Qb6) 45. Qa4 (45. Ra4 $15) 45... Nb6 46. Qa1 (46. d7 $17 Kxd7 47. Qd1+ Qd5 48. Qa1) 46... Rxa5 $19 (46... Qxd6 47. Rxa6 Qc6 48. Be1 $14) 47. Qxa5 Qb5 ({Worse is} 47... Qxd6 48. Bb4 $11) ({Better is} 47... Nd5 $19 48. Qd8 Qd7 49. Qg8+ Kxd6 50. Qb8+ Qc7 51. Qf8+ Qe7 52. Qb8+ Kc5) 48. d7 $17 Kxd7 { Strongly threatening ...Nd5.} 49. Qa3 Nd5 {And now ...Qb3 would win.} 50. Bxe5 Qc6 51. Qf8 Qe6 52. Qb8 {[#]} c3 $1 {[%cal Rc3c2] aiming for ...c2.} 53. Qb7+ Ke8 54. Qb8+ Kf7 {Threatens to win with ...c2.} 55. Qb7+ {[#]} (55. Kf1 $17 { was the only chance.}) 55... Ne7 $1 $19 56. Bxc3 $2 (56. Bf6 {was the only defense.} Qxe2+ 57. Kh1) 56... Qxe2+ 57. Kh3 Qb5 58. Qc7 Qc6 59. Qe5 Qxf3+ 60. Kh2 Qf2+ 61. Kh1 Qxh4+ 62. Kg1 Qxg5+ 63. Kh2 {and the idea Qg7+ leaves White hopeful.} Qh4+ 64. Kg1 Qe4 65. Qg7+ Ke6 66. Bf6 Nd5 67. Bb2 f4 68. Kh2 Kf5 { Black mates.} 69. Qf8+ Kg5 70. Qd8+ Kg4 71. Qc8+ Kh4 72. Bg7 Qe2+ 73. Kh1 Qf3+ 74. Kh2 Qg3+ {Precision: White = 50%, Black = 76%.} (74... Qf2+ $142 75. Kh1 Kg3 76. Qg4+ hxg4 77. Bh8 Qh2#) 0-1 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.23"] [Round "11"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D31"] [WhiteElo "2784"] [BlackElo "2800"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "79"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 9,79,8,50,43,55,48,52,25,43,44,38,44,42,0,0,0,0,-3,0,0,15,15,16,6,2,12, 5,4,14,0,0,0,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,3,3,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,2,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 {[%cal Bb1c3,Bc3e4,Be4c5][%mdl 32]} d5 3. d4 c6 4. e4 dxe4 5. Nxe4 c5 (5... Bb4+ 6. Nc3 c5 7. a3 Bxc3+ 8. bxc3 Nf6 9. Nf3 Nc6 10. Be2 O-O 11. O-O h6 12. Bf4 b6 13. Ne5 Nxe5 14. dxe5 Nh7 15. Bf3 Rb8 16. Qa4 {1/2-1/2 (58) Xu,X (2545)-Korobov,A (2664) Moscow 2018}) 6. Nxc5 {D31: Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Slav without ...Nf6 (+ Marshall Gambit and Noteboom) and Exchange Variation lines without ...Nf6} Nc6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 6... Bxc5 7. dxc5 Qxd1+ 8. Kxd1 Nf6 9. Be2 Bd7 10. b4 O-O 11. Be3 Rd8 12. Ke1 e5 13. Rd1 { 1-0 (35) Hutt,A (2122)-Moas,H Villa Carlos Paz 2003}) 7. Nf3 Nxd4 8. Qxd4 { White is slightly better.} Qxd4 9. Nxd4 {[#] Black must now prevent Nd3.} Bxc5 10. Nb5 Ke7 11. Bd2 (11. Nc7 $5 {[%cal Rc7a8]} Rb8 12. Bf4 $11) 11... Bd7 { The position is equal.} 12. b4 Bxb5 13. cxb5 Bd6 14. g3 Rc8 15. Bg2 b6 16. Ke2 Nh6 17. Rac1 Nf5 18. Bc3 f6 19. f4 h5 20. Bc6 Rcd8 21. a4 h4 22. Kf3 hxg3 23. hxg3 Rxh1 24. Rxh1 Bb8 {[#] Hoping for ...Rd3+.} 25. Be4 Kf7 26. Rc1 Ne7 27. Be1 f5 28. Bb1 Rd4 29. Bc3 Rc4 30. Ba2 Rc8 31. Bb2 Rd8 {Strongly threatening .. .Rd3+.} 32. Bc4 Rc8 33. Bb3 Rxc1 34. Bxc1 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBB-KBN} Bd6 35. Bd2 Nd5 36. Bxd5 exd5 37. Bc3 Be7 38. a5 Bf6 39. Bxf6 Kxf6 40. Ke3 { Precision: White = 65%, Black = 85%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.23"] [Round "11"] [White "Ding, Liren"] [Black "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D40"] [WhiteElo "2769"] [BlackElo "2767"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "192"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,192,0,18,10,27,-2,-14,-16,-17,-16,-22,-20,77,79,72,79,143,128,135, 128,135,118,115,116,153,118,84,50,49,20,177,191,373,364,2218,2101,2035,2016, 1845,639,604,315,605,597,662,264,275,231,275,194,208,195,181,177,165,168,164,0, 256,203,203,203,203,201,210,155,136,141,151,137,135,114,113,79,79,79,79,67,64, 64,79,79,79,79,79,79,79,79,79,52,79,79,79,71,104,97,104,104,97,77,97,65,73,43, 38,24,24,14,14,7,7,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,26,26,26,26,26,26,28,32, 52,52,52,52,53,53,53,53,53,57,143,39,143,143,143,143,143,143,143,143,143,57, 143,24,143,41,143,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. e3 e6 5. d4 d5 6. a3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 a6 8. O-O b5 9. Ba2 Bb7 10. Qe2 Qc7 { LiveBook: 13 Games. D40: Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch with 5 e3} 11. Bd2 Be7 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 11... Rd8 12. Rfc1 cxd4 13. exd4 Be7 14. d5 exd5 15. Bg5 O-O 16. Bxf6 Bxf6 17. Nxd5 Qd6 18. Re1 {1/2-1/2 (37) Nepomniachtchi,I (2751)-Gelfand,B (2695) Moscow 2018}) 12. Rac1 c4 $1 13. e4 Rd8 14. Be3 Ng4 {Threatens to win with ...Rxd4!} 15. e5 Na5 (15... O-O $11 {keeps the balance.}) 16. Bf4 $16 Qb6 17. Rcd1 h5 ( 17... O-O $142) 18. h3 Nh6 19. Bb1 Nb3 20. Be3 Qc7 21. Rfe1 Kf8 22. d5 exd5 23. e6 fxe6 24. Ng5 Qd7 $2 (24... Qc6 $1 $11) 25. Bg6 $1 $18 (25. Qxh5 Bxg5 26. Bxg5 Nf7 $11) 25... Bf6 $2 (25... Rc8 {might work better.}) 26. Bb6 Rc8 $2 ( 26... Bxg5 27. Bxd8 Bxd8) 27. Nxe6+ Kg8 {[#]} 28. Nxd5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Bxd5 { [#]} 29. Nf4 (29. Nd8 $142 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Be7 (29... Rxd8 30. Bxd8) 30. Rxd5) 29... Nc1 30. Qxh5 (30. Rxc1 Bf7 $18) 30... Nd3 $2 (30... Nf7 31. Qxd5 Qxd5 32. Nxd5 Nd3 33. Bxd3 cxd3 34. Rxd3 Rh6) 31. Nxd5 Nf7 32. Qe2 $2 (32. Nxf6+ gxf6 33. Bxf7+ Qxf7 34. Qg4+ Kh7 35. Qf5+ Kg7 36. Re4) 32... Nfe5 33. Be4 (33. Bxd3 $6 cxd3 34. Nxf6+ gxf6 $18) 33... Rh4 {[#]} 34. f4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Rxf4 (34... Nxf4 35. Nxf4) 35. Nxf4 (35. Bxd3 cxd3 36. Nxf4 dxe2 $17) 35... Nxf4 36. Bh7+ $1 (36. Rxd7 Nxe2+ 37. Rxe2 Nxd7 $11) 36... Kh8 37. Qe4 (37. Qxe5 Qxd1 38. Qe3 Qh5 $11) 37... Qc6 38. Bd4 $2 (38. Be3 $18 Nxh3+ 39. Kh1 (39. gxh3 Nf3+ 40. Kg2 Nxe1+ 41. Rxe1 Bxb2 $18)) 38... Nxh3+ $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (38... Ned3 $11 { and Black stays safe.} 39. Be3 Nxe1 40. Bxf4 Nd3 41. Qxc6 Rxc6 42. Bxd3 cxd3) 39. Kh2 (39. gxh3 $6 Nf3+ 40. Kh1 Nxd4 $16) 39... Ng5 40. Qxc6 Rxc6 41. Bc2 ( 41. Bxe5 $6 Kxh7 42. Re3 Ne6 $16) (41. Rxe5 Bxe5+ 42. Bxe5 Kxh7 $15) 41... Ngf7 42. Bxe5 Nxe5 43. Rd5 Re6 44. Kh3 Kg8 45. b3 Kf7 46. bxc4 Nxc4 47. Rd7+ Be7 48. Rxe6 Kxe6 $16 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KBN} 49. Ra7 {a4 is the strong threat.} Nxa3 50. Rxa6+ Kd5 51. Bh7 Nc4 52. Kg4 Bf6 53. Ra7 Kd4 54. Bg8 Nd6 55. Kf3 Kc5 56. Ra8 b4 57. Ke2 Bc3 58. Kd3 Kb6 59. Ke3 Kc6 60. Kf4 Nb7 61. Kf5 Nc5 62. g4 Kb5 63. g5 b3 64. Kg6 Kb4 65. Bd5 Bd4 66. Kh7 Kc3 67. g6 b2 68. Ba2 Kc2 69. Rb8 Ne4 70. Rb4 Nc3 71. Be6 $1 {[%cal Re6f5]} Kc1 72. Bf5 $1 Be5 73. Rb7 b1=Q 74. Bxb1 (74. Rxb1+ $2 Nxb1 75. Kg8 Nc3 $19) 74... Nxb1 75. Rxg7 Nc3 76. Re7 (76. Rf7 Nd5 $16) 76... Bd4 77. Rd7 Be5 78. Kh6 {[%mdl 1024] White has compensation. } (78. Rf7 $6 Nd5 $16) 78... Kc2 79. Kg5 {aiming for Kf5.} Kb3 80. Kf5 Bh8 81. Rb7+ Kc2 82. Rh7 Bd4 83. Ke6 (83. g7 $6 Bxg7 84. Rxg7 Na4 $14) ({White should try} 83. Rd7 $16 Bh8 84. Rh7 (84. g7 Bxg7 85. Rxg7 Kd1 $14)) 83... Kb3 (83... Ne2 $1 $14) 84. Rd7 Bh8 85. Rd8 (85. g7 $6 Bxg7 86. Rxg7 Ne4 $14) 85... Bg7 86. Kf7 Be5 87. Re8 ({Much less strong is} 87. g7 $6 Bxg7 88. Rb8+ (88. Kxg7 Ne4 $14) 88... Kc4 $14) 87... Bd4 88. Rb8+ (88. g7 $6 Bxg7 89. Kxg7 Nd5 $14) (88. Ke6 $1 $16) 88... Kc2 (88... Kc4 $1 $14) 89. Rb7 (89. g7 $6 Bxg7 90. Kxg7 Kd3 $14) ({Better is} 89. Rb4 $1 $16 {[%cal Rb4d4]} Be5 90. Rf4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} ( 90. g7 Bxg7 91. Kxg7 Kd3 $14)) 89... Be5 {[#]} (89... Ne2 $11 {remains equal.}) 90. Rb6 ({Don't take} 90. g7 $6 Bxg7 91. Kxg7 Ne4 $14) (90. Rc7 $1 $16 { [%mdl 512]}) 90... Bd4 (90... Ne4 $1 $14) 91. Rf6 ({White should play} 91. Rc6 $16) 91... Bxf6 $11 {The position is equal.} 92. Kxf6 Nd5+ $1 93. Kf7 {Black must now prevent g7.} Ne3 $1 94. Kf6 Nd5+ $1 95. Kf7 {And now g7 would win.} Ne3 $1 96. g7 Nf5 $1 {Precision: White = 58%, Black = 49%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.24"] [Round "12"] [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Black "Ding, Liren"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D41"] [WhiteElo "2809"] [BlackElo "2769"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "86"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 30,86,0,0,0,0,11,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,8,0,0,0,0,0,8,0,0,0,0,0,26,0,0,-36,-32, -72,-52,-70,-60,-107,-93,-155,-140,-143,-145,-253,-250,-234,-225,-268,-259, -437,-415,-779,-775,-768,-742,-1453,-1395,-1584,-1608,-6099,-6070]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 cxd4 8. cxd4 Bb4+ 9. Bd2 Bxd2+ 10. Qxd2 O-O 11. Bc4 Nd7 12. O-O b6 13. Rad1 Bb7 14. Rfe1 Rc8 { D41: Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch with 5 cxd5} 15. Bb3 Re8 16. h3 { LiveBook: 6 Games} (16. Re3 Nf6 17. Qd3 b5 18. d5 exd5 19. e5 Ne4 20. Qxb5 Qb6 21. Qxb6 axb6 22. h4 {1/2-1/2 (35) So,W (2788)-Dominguez Perez,L (2739) Saint Louis 2017}) 16... Nf6 {The position is equal.} 17. Qf4 Nh5 $146 ({Predecessor: } 17... Qc7 18. Qh4 h6 19. Re3 b5 20. Ne5 a5 21. a4 bxa4 22. Bxa4 {1/2-1/2 (49) Epishin,V (2574)-Del Rio de Angelis,S (2489) Calvia 2005}) 18. Qh2 h6 19. Ne5 { [%cal Bf3e5,Be5d3,Bd3c5][%mdl 32]} Nf6 20. Qf4 b5 21. Re3 Rc7 22. Nd3 Rc3 23. Nc5 Rxe3 $1 24. Qxe3 Bc6 25. Rc1 {With the idea Nxe6.} Qb6 26. f3 Rd8 27. Kf2 a5 28. g4 (28. Nxe6 $5 fxe6 29. Bxe6+ Kf8 30. d5 Qxe3+ 31. Kxe3 Bxd5 32. Rd1 $14 (32. Bxd5 Nxd5+ 33. exd5 Rxd5 $11)) 28... a4 29. Bc2 (29. Bd1 {is interesting.} Nd7 30. d5 exd5 31. Nxd7 Qxe3+ 32. Kxe3 d4+ 33. Kxd4 Bxd7 34. Ke3 ) 29... Nd7 30. Bd3 Nxc5 31. Rxc5 b4 32. Bc4 Bd7 33. g5 (33. h4 $142) 33... hxg5 $17 34. Qxg5 Be8 ({Don't take} 34... b3 35. axb3 a3 36. Qd2 $15) 35. Qe7 ( 35. Kg2 $17 {might work better.}) 35... b3 $19 36. axb3 {[#]} a3 $1 {[%cal Ra3a2] ...a2 is the strong threat.} 37. b4 Ra8 38. d5 $2 (38. b5) 38... a2 39. dxe6 (39. Bxa2 $142 Qxb4 40. Bc4) 39... a1=Q {Black is clearly winning.} 40. exf7+ {[#]} Bxf7 $1 41. Bxf7+ Kh7 {( -> ...Qd4+)} 42. Qh4+ Qh6 43. Rh5 {[#]} Qa7+ $1 {Precision: White = 39%, Black = 87%.} 0-1 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.24"] [Round "12"] [White "Kramnik, Vladimir"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D31"] [WhiteElo "2800"] [BlackElo "2799"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "84"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 13,84,14,25,-5,22,14,15,17,20,10,16,12,21,12,11,11,29,34,39,33,43,43, 125,102,120,125,85,58,55,64,75,76,52,48,48,40,61,50,34,48,96,92,97,97,94,94,92, 90,81,81,79,18,19,14,14,14,16,8,8,8,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Be7 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bf4 c6 6. e3 Bf5 7. g4 Be6 {LiveBook: 281 Games} 8. Qb3 $146 {D31: Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Slav without ...Nf6 (+ Marshall Gambit and Noteboom) and Exchange Variation lines without ...Nf6} ({ Predecessor:} 8. h4 Bxh4 9. Qb3 g5 10. Be5 f6 11. Bh2 Bxg4 12. Qxb7 Qe7 13. Qxe7+ Nxe7 14. Be2 Bxe2 15. Kxe2 Nd7 16. Nf3 {0-1 (47) Giri,A (2785)-So,W (2815) chess.com INT 2017}) 8... Qb6 9. f3 g5 10. Be5 f6 11. Bg3 Qxb3 12. axb3 h5 13. gxh5 Rxh5 14. Bd3 Kf7 15. h4 f5 16. Nh3 f4 17. exf4 {[%cal Rh3g5]} Bxh3 ({Better is} 17... gxh4 $14 18. Ng5+ Rxg5 19. fxg5 hxg3) 18. fxg5 $16 { Strongly threatening g6+.} ({Don't play} 18. Rxh3 $6 gxh4 19. Kd2 Nd7 $14) (18. hxg5 $6 Bd6 $11) 18... Bd7 {[#]} ({Don't go for} 18... Bg2 $2 19. Rh2 $18) 19. Kf2 $1 Na6 20. Bxa6 bxa6 21. Ne2 Bd8 22. Be5 {[%mdl 1024] aiming for Nf4. White has strong compensation.} Ne7 23. Nf4 ({Weaker is} 23. Rxa6 Ng6 $17) 23... Rh7 24. h5 Kg8 $1 25. Rag1 Nf5 {next ...Bb6 is good for Black.} 26. h6 Be8 27. g6 Rxh6 28. Rxh6 Nxh6 29. Rh1 Bg5 30. Ne6 Bxg6 31. Nxg5 Nf7 32. Ne6 ( 32. f4 $16) 32... Nxe5 $11 {The position is equal.} 33. dxe5 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame Threatens to win with Rc1. KRB-KRN} Re8 34. Nf4 Bc2 $1 35. Rg1+ Kf7 36. e6+ Kf6 $132 {[%mdl 2048] Black puts up resistance} 37. Nh5+ Ke5 38. f4+ Kd6 39. Ng7 Rf8 40. Ke3 {[#]} d4+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} 41. Kf3 (41. Kxd4 Rxf4+) 41... Ke7 42. b4 Kf6 {Precision: White = 81%, Black = 74%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.24"] [Round "12"] [White "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C88"] [WhiteElo "2767"] [BlackElo "2794"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "108"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 15,108,13,27,0,30,35,49,31,26,26,26,26,25,27,32,31,41,-8,31,38,31,27,25, 0,6,14,14,15,79,72,77,13,13,13,10,8,11,12,10,12,6,2,14,8,6,5,8,8,26,5,4,5,11,8, 7,7,12,11,12,0,12,12,12,12,12,4,11,0,12,12,12,6,8,4,16,0,13,8,7,0,0,0,6,0,0,0, 7,7,10,8,14,0,13,0,18]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. d3 d6 {LiveBook: 625 Games} 9. Bd2 {C88: Closed Ruy Lopez: Anti-Marshall Systems} (9. c3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. h3 Re8 12. d4 Nd7 13. d5 Bf8 14. Nbd2 g6 15. Nf1 Bg7 16. g4 c4 17. Ng3 Nb7 18. Be3 Ndc5 19. b4 cxb3 20. axb3 {1-0 (47) Alekseev,E (2616)-Kovalev,V (2639) Tallinn 2018}) 9... Kh8 $146 ({ Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 9... Bg4 10. h3 Bxf3 11. Qxf3 Nd4 12. Qd1 a5 13. c3 Nxb3 14. axb3 Nd7 {0-1 (40) Calzetta Ruiz, M (2317)-Atalik,E (2393) Turin 2006}) 10. h3 Nd7 11. Nc3 {White is slightly better.} Na5 12. Nd5 Nxb3 13. axb3 Bb7 14. c4 f5 15. Ba5 Rc8 16. Rc1 bxc4 17. bxc4 fxe4 18. dxe4 Nc5 19. Bc3 Qe8 20. b4 Ne6 21. Bd2 c6 (21... Bf6 $11) 22. Nxe7 $16 Qxe7 {[#]} 23. Be3 (23. c5 $1 $16) 23... c5 $11 24. bxc5 Nxc5 25. Bxc5 Rxc5 26. Nd2 {[%cal Bf3d2,Bd2f1,Bf1e3][%mdl 32]} Bc8 27. Nf1 Be6 28. Ne3 Rc6 29. Qa4 Rfc8 30. Rb1 h6 31. Rb8 {Threatening Qxc6.} Rxc4 32. Rxc8+ Rxc8 { The position is equal.} 33. Qxa6 Qc7 34. Rd1 Rd8 35. Qd3 Qc5 36. Kh2 Qc7 37. Kg1 Qc5 38. Rd2 Qc7 39. Qa3 Qe7 40. Rd1 Kh7 41. Qb4 Qc7 42. Rd3 Kg8 43. Qd2 Qe7 44. Kh2 Qf8 45. Kg1 Qe7 46. Qd1 Kh7 47. Rd2 Qf8 48. Rd3 Qe7 49. Rd2 Qf8 50. Nf1 Rd7 51. Ng3 Qb8 52. Kh2 Qf8 53. Kg1 Qb8 54. Kh2 Qf8 {Precision: White = 49%, Black = 60%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.24"] [Round "12"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C42"] [WhiteElo "2763"] [BlackElo "2784"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "95"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,95,38,31,30,0,3,3,10,10,10,14,31,28,34,34,38,20,14,11,12,0,0,0,20,33, 35,23,31,50,85,69,123,103,131,132,118,119,208,220,182,185,200,197,196,191,165, 144,381,389,547,549,525,552,504,389,392,392,516,400,1368,1322,1370,1363,710, 1125,1107,1149,1061,1143,1631,1547,2209,1927,2225,2098,1759,1715,1609,1587]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Nc6 7. Be3 Be7 8. Qd2 Be6 9. O-O-O {C42: Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves} Qd7 (9... a6 10. b3 h6 11. Be2 Qd7 12. Kb1 Bf6 13. Nd4 Nxd4 14. Bxd4 Bxd4 15. Qxd4 O-O 16. c4 Rfe8 17. Bf3 Rab8 {1-0 (41) Anand,V (2776)-Mamedyarov,S (2809) Moscow 2018}) 10. a3 {LiveBook: 5 Games} h6 11. Nd4 $146 {White has an edge.} ( {Predecessor:} 11. Kb1 Rg8 12. Bd3 O-O-O 13. Qe2 Bf6 14. Bb5 Kb8 15. Rhe1 g5 16. Nd2 Bh8 {1/2-1/2 (71) Kasimdzhanov,R (2698)-Li,D (2488) Chengdu 2017}) 11... Nxd4 12. Bxd4 Rg8 13. Be2 {[%cal Bf1e2,Be2f3,Bf3d5][%mdl 32]} c5 14. Be3 d5 15. f4 O-O-O 16. Bf3 Bg4 17. Bxd5 Bxd1 18. Rxd1 Qc7 19. c4 Rge8 20. Qf2 b6 21. g4 Bf6 22. Kb1 {[%mdl 1024] White has compensation.} Rd7 23. Rd3 g5 24. Ka2 Ree7 ({Better is} 24... Rd6 $14) 25. Qf3 $16 Kd8 26. Bd2 Kc8 27. Qf1 Rd6 (27... a6 $16) 28. fxg5 $18 Bxg5 29. Bxg5 hxg5 30. Qf5+ Rdd7 {and if ...Qf4 works, Black does fine.} 31. Qxg5 Qe5 32. Qh6 Kd8 $2 {[#]} (32... f6 $16 33. h4 Rd6) 33. g5 Qd6 (33... b5 $142 34. Qf8+ Kc7) 34. Qh8+ Re8 35. Qh4 Qg6 36. Qg4 Re5 37. h4 Ke7 38. Rd2 b5 (38... Kd8 $142 39. Qf4 Qd6) 39. Bxf7 {White is clearly winning.} Qf5 40. Rxd7+ Kxd7 41. Qxf5+ Rxf5 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KR-KB} 42. g6 Ke7 43. cxb5 Rh5 44. c4 Rxh4 45. a4 {[%cal Ba3a4,Ba4a5][%mdl 32]} Rg4 46. a5 Kd6 47. a6 Kc7 48. Kb3 {Precision: White = 79%, Black = 38%.} 1-0 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.26"] [Round "13"] [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Black "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D77"] [WhiteElo "2809"] [BlackElo "2767"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "77"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,77,34,46,21,11,20,33,0,3,0,0,-20,27,-12,7,0,0,8,26,6,10,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,9,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,439,421,421,411,29962,29960,5377, 733,29992,29993]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. O-O d5 6. c4 dxc4 7. Na3 c3 8. bxc3 c5 9. Re1 {D77: Fianchetto Grünfeld: 6 0-0: Replies other than 6...c6} Nc6 10. Bb2 Nd5 {LiveBook: 9 Games} 11. Qc2 {White is slightly better.} cxd4 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 11... Nb6 12. Rad1 Bf5 13. e4 Bg4 14. h3 Bxf3 15. Bxf3 Qc8 16. Bg2 e6 17. dxc5 {0-1 (67) Dreev,A (2652)-Puranik,A (2509) Bastia 2017}) 12. Nxd4 Nf6 13. Nxc6 (13. e4 {NOTEXT} Nd7 14. Rad1 Na5 15. c4 Qb6 16. Bc3) 13... bxc6 14. c4 Bf5 15. Qc1 Qc7 16. Nc2 Rab8 17. Bc3 Bxc2 18. Qxc2 Ne8 19. h4 c5 20. Red1 Bxc3 21. Qxc3 Nf6 22. Bf3 h5 23. Rab1 Rxb1 24. Rxb1 Rb8 25. Rb5 Ne8 26. Qe3 { [#] Strongly threatening Rxb8.} (26. Kf1 {NOTEXT} Nd6 27. Rb3 Rxb3 28. axb3 e6 29. Kg2) 26... Rxb5 27. cxb5 Nd6 28. a4 c4 29. Kg2 c3 {[#] aiming for ...c2.} 30. Bc6 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has some pressure.} Qa5 31. Qc5 a6 32. e4 { [%cal Be2e4,Be4e5,Be5e6,Be6f7][%mdl 32]} axb5 33. axb5 Kh7 34. e5 Nxb5 $2 { [%mdl 8192]} (34... Nf5 $11 {and Black stays safe.}) 35. e6 $1 $18 {[%cal Re6f7]} ({Not} 35. Bxb5 c2 $11) 35... Qa3 36. Qxb5 c2 (36... f5 $18 37. Qc4 Qa5 ) 37. exf7 Kg7 38. Be4 {Threatening mate with Qe8.} c1=Q 39. Qe8 {Precision: White = 49%, Black = 65%.} 1-0 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.26"] [Round "13"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E37"] [WhiteElo "2799"] [BlackElo "2763"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "77"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 23,77,14,52,13,14,6,10,7,14,4,0,0,4,0,0,0,9,0,2,4,9,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,8,8,8,8,8,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 Ne4 7. Qc2 c5 8. dxc5 Nc6 9. Nf3 Qa5+ 10. Bd2 {E37: Nimzo-Indian: Classical: 4...d5 5 a3 Bxc3+ 6 Qxc3 Ne4} Qxc5 11. e3 Nxd2 12. Nxd2 dxc4 {LiveBook: 20 Games} 13. b4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. Bxc4 O-O 14. b4 Qe7 15. Bd3 h6 16. Qc3 a6 17. O-O Bd7 {1/2-1/2 (26) Giri,A (2784)-Adams,M (2737) London 2015}) 13... Qf5 {The position is equal.} 14. Qxf5 exf5 15. Bxc4 Ke7 16. Nf3 Be6 17. Bxe6 fxe6 18. Ke2 Rhc8 19. Rhc1 Nd8 20. Ne5 Nf7 21. Nxf7 Kxf7 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} 22. e4 Kf6 23. Ke3 g5 24. g3 h5 25. h3 g4 26. hxg4 hxg4 27. f3 gxf3 28. Kxf3 Ke5 29. exf5 exf5 30. Re1+ Kf6 31. Rac1 Rxc1 32. Rxc1 {KR-KR} Rd8 33. Rc7 Rd3+ 34. Kf4 Rxa3 35. Rxb7 Ra4 36. Rb5 a5 37. Rxf5+ Kg7 38. Rg5+ Kf6 39. Rf5+ {Precision: White = 61%, Black = 75%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.26"] [Round "13"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C88"] [WhiteElo "2784"] [BlackElo "2794"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "77"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 15,77,8,12,0,0,-8,7,3,10,-2,4,4,11,21,19,19,50,48,41,38,39,1,63,57,89, 87,101,93,96,85,108,82,81,68,133,116,143,133,150,148,149,136,88,-4,0,-3,0,1, 384,380,383,379,370,355,685,702,771,734,1285,1295,1563,1557,4925,3625]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. d3 d6 { [%cal Bd7d6,Bd6d5][%mdl 32] LiveBook: 625 Games} 9. Bd2 {C88: Closed Ruy Lopez: Anti-Marshall Systems} (9. c3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. h3 Re8 12. d4 Nd7 13. d5 Bf8 14. Nbd2 g6 15. Nf1 Bg7 16. g4 c4 17. Ng3 Nb7 18. Be3 Ndc5 19. b4 {1-0 (47) Alekseev,E (2616)-Kovalev,V (2639) Tallinn 2018}) (9. a4 Bd7 10. c3 Na5 11. Bc2 c5 12. Nbd2 Re8 13. d4 exd4 14. cxd4 Bg4 15. h3 Bh5 16. d5 Qc8 {1-0 (39) Caruana,F (2773)-Aronian,L (2816) Sao Paulo/Bilbao 2012}) 9... Bg4 10. c3 d5 11. h3 {The position is equal.} Bh5 12. Qe2 $146 {Threatening exd5.} ({ Predecessor:} 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. g4 Bg6 14. Nxe5 Nxe5 15. Rxe5 Nb6 16. d4 Bd6 { 1-0 (46) Jackson,S (2185)-Littlewood,P (2435) London 1984}) 12... Rb8 13. Bg5 dxe4 14. dxe4 h6 {Threatens to win with ...Bxf3.} 15. Bc1 Bg6 16. Nbd2 Nh5 17. Nf1 Bc5 18. g3 Kh7 (18... Nf6 $11) 19. Kg2 $14 Qe7 20. Bc2 Rfd8 21. b4 Bb6 22. a4 Nf6 {[%cal Bh5f6,Bf6g4,Bg4f2][%mdl 32]} 23. Nh4 Qe6 24. Bd3 Bh5 (24... Qd7 $14 25. Rd1 bxa4) 25. g4 $16 Bxg4 26. hxg4 Nxg4 {[#]} 27. Nf5 $1 Nxf2 28. Bc2 { Hoping for N1e3.} g6 29. N1e3 $40 {[%mdl 128] White mounts an attack.} (29. a5 $16 Ba7 30. N1e3 (30. Be3 Nxe4 31. Bxa7 Nxc3 $16)) 29... gxf5 $11 30. exf5 Qf6 31. Qxf2 {[#]} e4 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (31... Nxb4 $1 $11 {[%mdl 512] and Black stays safe.} 32. cxb4 Rd4) 32. Rh1 $18 ({But not} 32. Bxe4 Ne5 $18) 32... Rd6 33. Bxe4 Rg8+ 34. Kf1 Ne5 $2 (34... Rg5 35. Nd5 Rxd5 36. Bxg5 Qxg5) 35. Qf4 { Strongly threatening Nd5.White is clearly winning.} c6 36. axb5 Rg5 37. bxa6 Qd8 38. f6+ Ng6 {[#]} 39. Rxh6+ $1 {Precision: White = 67%, Black = 48%.} 1-0 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.26"] [Round "13"] [White "Ding, Liren"] [Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A17"] [WhiteElo "2769"] [BlackElo "2800"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "94"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 20,94,48,44,38,22,39,22,25,0,0,0,27,34,28,25,24,27,40,-47,-50,-103,-103, -99,-77,-89,-95,-79,-83,-89,-90,-112,-104,-107,-99,-118,-118,-159,-159,-145, -154,-158,-153,-160,-161,-145,-47,-36,-51,-35,-33,-14,-12,-16,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8, -9,-8,-8,-10,-17,-17,-17,-17,-17,-17,-8,0,0,0,-8,0,0,0]} 1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 c5 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3 b6 5. e4 Bb7 6. d3 d6 {A17: English Opening: 1...Nf6 with ...Bb4} 7. Bg2 g6 8. O-O Bg7 9. Re1 O-O 10. d4 cxd4 11. Nxd4 {LiveBook: 6 Games} a6 12. b3 {[%cal Bb2b3,Bb3b4][%mdl 32]} Nbd7 13. Ba3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. Bb2 Qc7 14. Re2 Rad8 15. Qe1 Qb8 16. Rd1 Nc5 17. f3 Rfe8 18. Kh1 {1/2-1/2 (18) Portisch,L (2655)-Spassky,B (2615) Mexico City 1980}) 13... Nc5 14. b4 Ncd7 $1 15. b5 Ne8 16. Rc1 Ne5 17. Qe2 axb5 18. Ndxb5 g5 19. h3 ({Better is} 19. Bb4 $14) 19... f5 $1 $15 20. exf5 (20. Red1 $15 f4 21. gxf4 gxf4 22. f3) 20... Bxg2 $17 21. Kxg2 Rxa3 $1 22. Nxa3 {Strongly threatening Nab5.} Qa8+ 23. Qe4 Qxa3 24. fxe6 Nf6 $1 {[%cal Rf6e4]} 25. Qe2 Qa8+ $1 {[%mdl 1024] Black has strong compensation.} 26. f3 {[#]} h5 $1 {Threatens to win with ...g4.} 27. e7 Re8 { aiming for ...g4.} 28. Ne4 g4 29. hxg4 hxg4 30. fxg4 Nfxg4 31. Qd1 {[#]} Bh6 $1 {...Ne3+ is the strong threat.} ({Don't play} 31... Rxe7 32. Qd5+ Qxd5 33. cxd5 $15) (31... Qxa2+ 32. Rc2 $11) 32. Rc3 Rxe7 ({Worse is} 32... Qxa2+ 33. Re2 $14 ) (32... Kh7 $17 33. a3 Rxe7) 33. Qd5+ $15 Qxd5 34. cxd5 Ra7 35. Re2 Nf7 { The position is equal.} 36. Kh3 Nge5 {[#]} 37. Nxd6 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Nxd6 38. Rxe5 Bg7 ({Of course not} 38... Rxa2 $6 39. Rc6 $16) 39. Rg5 Ne4 40. Rc8+ Kh7 41. Rh5+ Kg6 42. Rh4 Ng5+ 43. Kg2 Rxa2+ 44. Kf1 Ra1+ 45. Ke2 Ra2+ 46. Kf1 Ra1+ 47. Ke2 Ra2+ {Precision: White = 62%, Black = 60%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.27"] [Round "14"] [White "Kramnik, Vladimir"] [Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E05"] [WhiteElo "2800"] [BlackElo "2809"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "108"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,108,43,57,25,39,10,11,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-4,0,0,0,0,28,2,9,-28, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-25,-18,-27,0,0,0,0,0,0,93,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Ne5 Qd6 8. Na3 {E05: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3 Be7} Rd8 9. Naxc4 Qa6 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 10. Qc2 $146 {White is slightly better.} ({Predecessor:} 10. Qb3 Rxd4 11. Bf4 Nbd7 12. Rac1 c6 13. Rfd1 Rxd1+ 14. Rxd1 h6 15. e4 Nb6 {1/2-1/2 (67) So,W (2674)-Ljubojevic,L (2572) Amsterdam 2010}) 10... Rxd4 11. Bg5 Nbd7 12. Rfd1 Rxd1+ 13. Rxd1 {[#] Black must now prevent Nxd7.} Nxe5 14. Nxe5 Qa5 15. Bf4 Nd5 $1 16. Be4 g6 17. Bh6 Qc5 ({Don't go for} 17... Qxa2 $2 18. Bxd5 Qa5 19. Nc4 $18) 18. Qd2 Qb4 19. Qc2 Qc5 20. Qd3 Qd6 21. Nc4 Qc5 22. Qf3 {With the idea Ne5.} c6 (22... Nf6 $5 {[%cal Rc5c4]} 23. Bd3 Bd7 $11) 23. Bd3 $40 {[%mdl 128] Black needs to defend precisely.} (23. Ne5 f5 $17) ({But not} 23. Bxd5 exd5 24. Ne3 Qd6 $17) 23... Nf6 24. e4 e5 25. Be3 Qb4 {[#] ...Bg4 is the strong threat.} 26. Nxe5 Qxb2 27. Bf4 $1 Be6 {Hoping for ...g5.} 28. Rb1 Qxa2 29. Rxb7 Bc5 {Threatens to win with ...Ng4!} 30. Kg2 Re8 (30... Bd4 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 31. h3 (31. Bg5 $16 Nh5 32. Nxc6) 31... Bxf2 $11 {The position is equal.} 32. Qxf2 Bxh3+ $1 33. Kg1 $1 Qxf2+ 34. Kxf2 Rxe5 $1 35. Bxe5 Ng4+ 36. Kg1 {[%cal Rb7b8]} (36. Ke2 { feels hotter.} Nxe5 37. Rxa7 Kg7 38. Ke3 Kf6 39. Bc2) 36... Nxe5 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KBN} 37. Be2 Kg7 38. Rxa7 Kf6 39. Ra5 Bd7 40. Kf2 Ke6 41. Ke3 Kd6 42. Ra1 h5 43. Rd1+ Ke7 44. Kd4 f6 45. Kc5 Bh3 46. Ra1 Bg2 47. Ra4 Ke6 48. Rd4 Nf3 49. Rd8 Ng5 50. Bc4+ ({Reject} 50. Kxc6 Nxe4 51. Bc4+ Kf5 $17) 50... Ke7 51. Rg8 Nxe4+ 52. Kxc6 Nd6+ 53. Kc5 Nxc4 54. Kxc4 Kf7 {Precision: White = 65%, Black = 79%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.27"] [Round "14"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A35"] [WhiteElo "2794"] [BlackElo "2799"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "33"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 22,33,37,14,14,19,22,0,0,0,16,0,0,0]} 1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. e3 Nf6 5. d4 cxd4 6. exd4 d5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Qb3 Nxc3 9. Bc4 e6 10. bxc3 Bd7 11. Be2 {A35: Symmetrical English: 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 Nf3} Na5 12. Qc2 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Bg7 $146 {The position is equal.} 13. Ba3 Bf8 14. Bb2 Bg7 15. Ba3 Bf8 16. Bb2 Bg7 17. Ba3 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.27"] [Round "14"] [White "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C43"] [WhiteElo "2767"] [BlackElo "2784"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "138"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 9,138,13,16,4,13,7,7,6,10,14,6,6,8,8,4,4,18,0,0,-3,-3,-8,11,-6,-11,-15, -18,-45,-30,-43,-51,-30,-51,-43,-24,-45,-45,-45,-45,-45,-45,-45,-45,-45,-45, -87,-45,-53,-49,-61,-41,-50,-17,-144,-135,-138,-143,-147,-142,-151,-143,-147, -99,-171,-167,-166,-165,-164,-147,-193,-68,-156,-152,-188,-191,-193,-193,-366, -247,-227,-194,-220,-177,-185,-184,-236,-208,-328,-326,-328,-225,-260,-253, -253,-253,-252,-252,-252,-254,-366,-377,-350,-312,-409,-405,-309,-271,-1239, -437,-493,-486,-734,-449,-463,-442,-635,-280,-633,-616,-626,-616,-576,-548, -891,-496,-864,-843,-1113,-910,-1087,-1065]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 Nxe4 4. dxe5 d5 5. Nbd2 Nxd2 6. Bxd2 {C43: Petroff Defence: 3 d4} Be7 7. Bd3 (7. Be2 O-O 8. O-O c5 9. Bf4 Nc6 10. Qd2 Be6 11. c3 Qd7 12. h3 Rad8 13. Rfd1 h6 14. Bd3 Bf5 15. Bg3 Bxd3 16. Qxd3 Qe6 17. a3 b6 {1/2-1/2 (31) Nepomniachtchi,I (2751) -Mamedyarov,S (2809) Moscow 2018}) 7... c5 8. c3 {The position is equal.} Nc6 9. O-O Bg4 10. Re1 Qd7 11. h3 Bh5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11... Bf5 12. Qc2 Bxd3 13. Qxd3 O-O {1-0 (47) Vallejo Pons,F (2696)-Perez Garcia,R (2426) Lugo 2009}) 12. Bf4 Qe6 13. a3 O-O 14. b4 h6 15. Bg3 b6 16. Nd4 Bxd1 17. Nxe6 fxe6 18. Raxd1 c4 19. Bc2 b5 20. a4 a6 21. f3 $1 Bg5 22. Bf2 Bf4 23. Bc5 Rfd8 24. Bd6 Bg3 25. Re2 g5 26. Kf1 Kf7 27. Bc7 Re8 28. Bd6 Rac8 29. Ra1 Red8 30. Bb1 Rd7 31. Ra3 (31. axb5 $11 axb5 32. Ra6) 31... d4 $1 $17 32. axb5 axb5 33. cxd4 Nxd4 34. Rea2 Nc6 35. Be4 Bxe5 ({Don't do} 35... Nxe5 36. Ra7 $15) 36. Bxc6 (36. Bc5 $17) 36... Rxd6 $19 37. Bxb5 Rd1+ 38. Ke2 Rg1 $1 39. Ke3 Rb1 (39... c3 $19 40. Bd3 Rd8) 40. Ra7+ {[#]} (40. Ra8 $15 Rxa8 41. Rxa8) 40... Kf6 $1 $17 41. Bd7 Bf4+ 42. Ke2 Rd8 {Strongly threatening ...c3.} 43. Rc2 $2 (43. R2a6 {is the only way for White.}) 43... Rxb4 44. Bc6 {[#]} c3 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 45. Rd7 (45. Rxc3 Rd2+) 45... Rc8 46. Be4 h5 {[%cal Bh6h5,Bh5h4][%mdl 32]} 47. Kd3 (47. Ra7 {might work better.}) 47... Rb2 $19 48. Ke2 (48. Bb7 {is a better defense.} Rc4 49. g3 Bxg3 50. Be4) 48... h4 49. Rd1 Ke5 50. Ra1 Rd8 {Threatens to win with .. .Rxc2+.} 51. Rd1 Rdb8 52. Ra1 Bd2 53. Ra6 Rd8 54. Rc6 (54. Ra3 {was called for. }) 54... Rb1 55. Kf2 Ra1 56. Rc4 Rd4 57. Rc8 Rb4 58. Ke2 $2 (58. Rd8) 58... Kf4 (58... Re1+ $142 59. Kf2 Rbb1 60. R2xc3 {[#]} Bf4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 61. R3c5+ Kd6 62. R5c6+ Kd7 63. R8c7+ Bxc7 64. Rxc7+ Kxc7) 59. Kf2 Rbb1 60. Rf8+ Ke5 { aiming for ...Re1.} 61. Bd3 Rb2 62. Ke2 (62. Rc8 $142 Raa2 63. Rxb2 cxb2 64. Rc4) 62... Re1+ 63. Kf2 Rc1 {Black is clearly winning.} 64. Rxb2 cxb2 {KRB-KRB} 65. Rb8 Bc3 66. Be4 Bd4+ 67. Ke2 Kf4 68. Rb4 e5 69. Rb7 Kg3 {Precision: White = 49%, Black = 79%.} 0-1 [Event "World Chess Candidates 2018"] [Site "Berlin"] [Date "2018.03.27"] [Round "14"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Black "Ding, Liren"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C84"] [WhiteElo "2763"] [BlackElo "2769"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "90"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 27,90,9,13,19,8,12,21,0,0,-15,-15,-15,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,0,-8,11,0, 0,0,0,-40,-40,-40,-40,-40,-40,-40,-40,-40,-40,-40,-40,-40,-40,-97,-97,-97,-97, -97,-97,-97,-97,-97,-97,-97,-97,-98,-98,-98,-7,-7,-21,-29,0,-66,0,-140,-140]} 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 c5 13. a4 Be6 14. Nxf6+ Bxf6 {LiveBook: 5 Games} 15. Bxe6 fxe6 16. Qe2 Qd7 17. b3 {[#]} e5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 17... Qc7 18. Rfe1 { 1-0 (42) Motylev,A (2687)-Eljanov,P (2732) Poikovsky 2014}) 18. Ra2 b4 19. Nd2 {[%cal Bf3d2,Bd2c4,Bc4b6,Bb6d5][%mdl 32]} Rae8 {[%cal Ba8e8,Be8e6,Be6f6,Bf6f3] [%mdl 32]} 20. Raa1 $1 Bd8 21. g3 g5 22. Nc4 Re6 23. a5 Ref6 24. f3 h5 { [%cal Bh7h5,Bh5h4,Bh4h3][%mdl 32]} 25. Nb6 Qf7 {[%cal Rf6f3]} 26. Kg2 h4 27. Nd5 {[#] Strongly threatening f4.} h3+ 28. Kg1 Rxf3 29. g4 $1 Kg7 30. Rxf3 Qxf3 31. Qxf3 Rxf3 32. Rf1 $1 {[%cal Rf1f3]} Rxf1+ 33. Kxf1 Bxa5 $15 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KB-KN} 34. Ne7 ({Better is} 34. Kf2 $1 $15) 34... Kf6 $17 35. Nf5 Ke6 36. Ng3 Bd8 37. Nh1 a5 38. Ke2 d5 {White must now prevent ...dxe4.} 39. Nf2 Kd6 40. exd5 Kxd5 41. Ne4 {[#]} Kc6 ({Black should play} 41... c4 $1 $17 { Threatens to win with ...c3.} 42. bxc4+ Kc6) 42. Kd2 $11 Be7 43. Kc1 $1 Kb5 44. Kb2 (44. Kb1 $1 $11) 44... a4 ({Black should try} 44... Kb6 $15) 45. Ka2 (45. bxa4+ $11 {was the only way to keep the balance.} Kxa4 46. Ka2) 45... a3 { Precision: White = 65%, Black = 57%.} 1/2-1/2
FIDE Candidates 2018 Berlin GER (GER), 10-28 iii 2018 cat. XXII (2786)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1. Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2784 * * ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 9 2887
2. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2809 ½ ½ * * 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 8 2832
3. Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2763 ½ 1 0 ½ * * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 0 1 8 2838
4. Ding, Liren g CHN 2769 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ * * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 2817
5. Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2767 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * * 0 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 2759
6. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2800 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 0 * * ½ ½ 1 1 2754
7. So, Wesley g USA 2799 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * * 1 ½ 6 2733
8. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2794 0 0 ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ * * 2651
Round 1 (March 10, 2018)
Caruana, Fabiano - So, Wesley 1-0 33 E00 Catalan
Karjakin, Sergey - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 0-1 71 C60 Ruy Lopez
Kramnik, Vladimir - Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 48 A48 King's Indian Defence /c2-c4
Aronian, Levon - Ding, Liren ½-½ 22 A18 English Opening
Round 2 (March 11, 2018)
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 24 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Ding, Liren - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 46 E06 Catalan
Grischuk, Alexander - So, Wesley 1-0 44 C84 Ruy Lopez Centre Attack
Kramnik, Vladimir - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 55 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 3 (March 12, 2018)
Caruana, Fabiano - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 49 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Karjakin, Sergey - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 30 C50 Giuoco Piano
So, Wesley - Ding, Liren ½-½ 37 C89 Ruy Lopez Marshall
Aronian, Levon - Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1 27 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 4 (March 14, 2018)
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - So, Wesley ½-½ 31 E37 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Karjakin, Sergey - Aronian, Levon 0-1 68 D39 QGD Ragozin
Grischuk, Alexander - Ding, Liren ½-½ 51 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit
Kramnik, Vladimir - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 66 C42 Petroff's Defence
Round 5 (March 15, 2018)
Caruana, Fabiano - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 31 E06 Catalan
Ding, Liren - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 31 E06 Catalan
So, Wesley - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 57 D41 Semi-Tarrasch Defence
Aronian, Levon - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 42 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Round 6 (March 16, 2018)
Caruana, Fabiano - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 36 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 64 D35 QGD Exchange
Ding, Liren - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 18 D73 Gruenfeld 3.g3
So, Wesley - Aronian, Levon 1-0 78 C88 Ruy Lopez Closed
Round 7 (March 18, 2018)
Karjakin, Sergey - So, Wesley 1-0 40 E51 Nimzo Indian
Grischuk, Alexander - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 16 D38 QGD Ragozin
Kramnik, Vladimir - Ding, Liren ½-½ 74 A28 English Four Knights
Aronian, Levon - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 37 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Round 8 (March 19, 2018)
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 30 E06 Catalan
Ding, Liren - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 41 A13 Reti Opening
Grischuk, Alexander - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 91 D40 Semi-Tarrasch Defence
So, Wesley - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 65 C42 Petroff's Defence
Round 9 (March 20, 2018)
Caruana, Fabiano - Ding, Liren ½-½ 67 E00 Catalan
Karjakin, Sergey - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 41 D35 QGD Exchange
So, Wesley - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 34 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Aronian, Levon - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 41 E06 Catalan
Round 10 (March 22, 2018)
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 58 E04 Catalan
Ding, Liren - So, Wesley ½-½ 31 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Grischuk, Alexander - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 28 E00 Catalan
Kramnik, Vladimir - Aronian, Levon 1-0 37 C50 Giuoco Piano
Round 11 (March 23, 2018)
Caruana, Fabiano - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 40 D31 Semi-Slav Defence
Ding, Liren - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 96 A35 English Symmetrical
So, Wesley - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 41 E06 Catalan
Aronian, Levon - Karjakin, Sergey 0-1 74 A13 Reti Opening
Round 12 (March 24, 2018)
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Ding, Liren 0-1 43 D41 Semi-Tarrasch Defence
Karjakin, Sergey - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 48 C42 Petroff's Defence
Grischuk, Alexander - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 54 C88 Ruy Lopez Closed
Kramnik, Vladimir - So, Wesley ½-½ 42 D31 Semi-Slav Defence
Round 13 (March 26, 2018)
Caruana, Fabiano - Aronian, Levon 1-0 39 C88 Ruy Lopez Closed
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 39 D77 Gruenfeld 3.g3
Ding, Liren - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 47 A13 Reti Opening
So, Wesley - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 39 E37 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Round 14 (March 27, 2018)
Karjakin, Sergey - Ding, Liren ½-½ 45 C84 Ruy Lopez Centre Attack
Grischuk, Alexander - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 69 C43 Petroff's Defence
Kramnik, Vladimir - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 54 E06 Catalan
Aronian, Levon - So, Wesley ½-½ 17 A30 English Symmetrical
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