FIDE World Cup 1/4 final – Game 2 Sep 16, 2017 Rapportnak a nyolc között véget ért a világkupa

FIDE World Cup 1/4 final – Game 2 Sep 16, 2017 Rapportnak a nyolc között véget ért a világkupa

Befejeződött Rapport Richárd szereplése a sakkvilágkupán Tbilisziben, miután elveszítette negyeddöntős párharcának második játszmáját a kínai Ting Li-zsen ellen. Míg a pénteki első meccsen Rapport és Ting Li-zsen összesen 11 lépést tett meg a remi során, addig a szombati visszavágón 41-nél álltak meg.

Az amerikai So és az örmény Aronjan is elődöntős

A kedden kezdődő elődöntő párosítása:

A kedden kezdődő elődöntő párosítása:

1.Levon Aronjan (örmény, 2802) – Peter Szvidler (orosz, 2727)-Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (francia, 2804)

2. Wesley So (amerikai, 2792) – Ding Liren (kínai, 2771)

A tovbbi menetrend 1/4 final – Play-Offs Sep 17, 2017 – 15:00 REST DAY 1/2 final – Game 1 Sep 19, 2017 – 15:00 1/2 final – Game 2 Sep 20, 2017 – 15:00 1/2 final – Play-Offs Sep 21, 2017 – 15:00 REST DAY Final – Game 1 Sep 23, 2017 – 15:00 Final – Game 2 Sep 24, 2017 – 15:00 Final – Game 3 Sep 25, 2017 – 15:00 Final – Game 4 Sep 26, 2017 – 15:00 Final – Play-Off Sep 27, 2017 – 15:00


16 September 2017, 14:24 GMT

# Name Classic +/− Rapid Blitz Age
38 ↑1 Almasi 2707.0 0.0 2638 i unrat. 41
59 ↑9 Rapport 2685.6 +10.6 2747.8 2600 i 21
63 ↓1 Leko 2679.0 0.0 2671.0 2790.0 38
88 Berkes 2661.0 0.0 2684 i 2675.0 32

Current

 

Statistics and Details: RAPPORT

# Name Rating Change Tournament Date
1 Cordova 2616 1 w +4.2 World Cup Knockout (1.1) 03.09.2017
2 Cordova 2616 1 b +4.2 World Cup Knockout (1.2) 04.09.2017
3 Wei Yi 2748 ½ b +1.0 World Cup Knockout (2.1) 06.09.2017
4 Wei Yi 2748 ½ w +1.0 World Cup Knockout (2.2) 07.09.2017
5 Li Chao 2745 ½ b +1.0 World Cup Knockout (3.1) 09.09.2017
6 Li Chao 2745 ½ w +1.0 World Cup Knockout (3.2) 10.09.2017
7 Najer 2694 ½ w +0.3 World Cup Knockout (4.1) 12.09.2017
8 Najer 2694 ½ b +0.3 World Cup Knockout (4.2) 13.09.2017
9 Ding Liren 2771 ½ w +1.3 World Cup Knockout (5.1) 15.09.2017
10 Ding Liren 2771 0 b −3.7 World Cup Knockout (5.2) 16.09.2017 RAPPORT

Prize money

Round Prize Total
Round 1 64 × US $6,000 US $384,000
Round 2 32 × US $10,000 US $320,000
Round 3 16 × US $16,000 US $256,000
Round 4 8 × US $25,000 US $200,000
Round 5 4 × US $35,000 US $140,000
Round 6 2 × US $50,000 US $100,000
Runner-up US $80,000 US $80,000
Winner US $120,000 US $120,000
Total US $1,600,000
A World Cup-ot kétévente rendezik meg 128 résztvevővel 7 fordulós kieséses rendszerben, amit döntetlenek esetén rapid és blitz összecsapásokkal döntenek el. Az élen végző két játékos kvalifikál a világbajnokjelöltek 2018-as versenyére. Ez a jelenlegi world Chess cup a sakktörténelem legnívósabb Világkupájának indult,mivel a 15 éllovas sakkozó is képviseltette magát.Brutálisan nagy csillaghullásokat láttunk eddíg.Csak néhány név: Carlsen,Carauna,Kramnyik és Nakamura is kiesett ezen a Világkupán.

A Világkupa jelentős díjazása a kiesettek számára is ad vigaszdíjat.

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.16”]
[Round “5.2”]
[White “Ding, Liren”]
[Black “Rapport, Richard”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “E18”]
[WhiteElo “2771”]
[BlackElo “2675”]
[Annotator “HUNONCHESS”]
[PlyCount “81”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[Source “HUNONCHESS”]
[TimeControl “40/5400+30:1800+30”]

1. d4 {0} Nf6 {40} 2. c4 {79} e6 {7} 3. Nf3 {19} b6 {13} 4. g3 {6} Bb7 {5} 5.
Bg2 {5} Be7 {16} 6. O-O {7} O-O {4} 7. Nc3 {7} Ne4 {6} 8. Bd2 {6} Bf6 {4} 9.
Re1 {9} a6 {703} 10. Ne5 {1015} Nxc3 {545} 11. Bxc3 {6} Bxg2 {21} 12. Kxg2 {3}
d6 {228} 13. Ng4 {117} Be7 {74} 14. e4 {34} b5 {403} 15. Qe2 {654} bxc4 {802}
16. d5 {69} Qc8 {333} 17. e5 {1312} exd5 {262} 18. exd6 {5} cxd6 {578} 19. Qxe7
{515} d4 {69} 20. Qe4 {228} Qc6 {22} 21. Bxd4 {216} f5 {109} 22. Qxc6 {73} Nxc6
{2} 23. Ne3 {153} Nxd4 {16} 24. Rad1 {6} f4 {337} 25. Rxd4 {71} fxe3 {10} 26.
Rxe3 {2} Rab8 {1260} 27. Re2 {6} c3 {31} 28. bxc3 {9} Rb6 {33} 29. Rb4 {150}
Rxb4 {118} 30. cxb4 {4} Rb8 {30} 31. Rb2 {78} Kf7 {20} 32. Kf3 {55} Ke6 {35}
33. Ke4 {19} d5+ {31} 34. Kd3 {75} Kd6 {68} 35. a4 {47} Rb7 {130} 36. f4 {65}
h5 {92} 37. b5 {274} axb5 {32} 38. axb5 {4} Kc5 {46} 39. Rc2+ {6} Kxb5 {28} 40.
Kd4 {0} Rf7 {35} 41. Kxd5 {55} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.15”]
[Round “5.1”]
[White “Rapport, Richard”]
[Black “Ding, Liren”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C77”]
[WhiteElo “2675”]
[BlackElo “2771”]
[Annotator “hunonchss”]
[PlyCount “21”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[Source “hunonchss”]
[TimeControl “40/5400+30:1800+30”]

1. e4 {0} e5 {7} 2. Nf3 {0} Nc6 {7} 3. Bb5 {0} a6 {12} 4. Ba4 {0} Nf6 {4} 5.
Nc3 {6} Bc5 {161} 6. Bxc6 {28} dxc6 {46} 7. d3 {12} O-O {189} 8. Qe2 {66} Re8 {
247} 9. h3 {191} Nd7 {520} 10. Nd1 {789} Nf8 {307} 11. Ne3 {218} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.14”]
[Round “4.4”]
[White “Rapport, Richard”]
[Black “Najer, Evgeniy”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A09”]
[WhiteElo “2675”]
[BlackElo “2694”]
[Annotator “hunonchess”]
[PlyCount “99”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[Source “hunonchess”]
[TimeControl “1500+10”]

1. Nf3 {0} d5 {1} 2. c4 {0} d4 {6} 3. b4 {0} Bg4 {45} 4. g3 {0} Bxf3 {2} 5.
exf3 {0} e5 {3} 6. Bg2 {1} Nd7 {6} 7. a3 {105} a5 {5} 8. b5 {4} Bd6 {10} 9. f4
{57} exf4 {6} 10. Bxb7 {4} Rb8 {5} 11. Bg2 {9} Ngf6 {5} 12. d3 {23} Qe7+ {71}
13. Kf1 {14} Nc5 {74} 14. Bc6+ {77} Kf8 {1} 15. Ra2 {17} Nfd7 {65} 16. gxf4 {
104} Qf6 {45} 17. Nd2 {90} Qxf4 {66} 18. Ne4 {79} Qf5 {27} 19. h4 {22} h5 {68}
20. Bg5 {153} Ne5 {117} 21. Nxc5 {7} Bxc5 {2} 22. Be4 {4} Qe6 {24} 23. Bd5 {15}
Qf5 {4} 24. Be4 {5} Qe6 {17} 25. f3 {52} Rxb5 {75} 26. Bd5 {1} Qd6 {34} 27.
Bxf7 {75} Rb7 {316} 28. Bd5 {5} c6 {1} 29. Be4 {4} Bxa3 {10} 30. Qa4 {64} Bb4 {
36} 31. f4 {15} Rf7 {38} 32. Kg2 {26} Ng4 {196} 33. Qxc6 {28} Qxc6 {2} 34. Bxc6
{1} Ne3+ {26} 35. Kf3 {18} g6 {2} 36. Be4 {43} Kg7 {1} 37. c5 {10} Ng4 {177}
38. c6 {27} Rc8 {37} 39. Rc1 {58} Bc3 {2} 40. Bd5 {72} Ne5+ {44} 41. Ke2 {168}
Nxc6 {2} 42. Bxf7 {6} Kxf7 {0} 43. Rb1 {2} Re8+ {14} 44. Kf1 {1} Re3 {77} 45.
Rb6 {9} Nb4 {21} 46. Re2 {110} Nxd3 {31} 47. f5 {60} Rxe2 {42} 48. fxg6+ {43}
Kg7 {92} 49. Kxe2 {2} Nc1+ {1} 50. Bxc1 {3} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.14”]
[Round “4.3”]
[White “Najer, Evgeniy”]
[Black “Rapport, Richard”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C55”]
[WhiteElo “2694”]
[BlackElo “2675”]
[Annotator “hunonchess”]
[PlyCount “93”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[Source “hunonchess”]
[TimeControl “1500+10”]

1. e4 {0} e5 {2} 2. Nf3 {0} Nc6 {1} 3. Bc4 {0} Nf6 {1} 4. d3 {1} h6 {5} 5. O-O
{21} d6 {2} 6. c3 {23} g6 {4} 7. d4 {26} Qe7 {5} 8. Re1 {18} Bg7 {3} 9. Nbd2 {
26} Nh7 {29} 10. Bb5 {45} Bd7 {39} 11. Nb3 {55} O-O {78} 12. Bxc6 {34} Bxc6 {25
} 13. Na5 {1} Qe8 {56} 14. dxe5 {238} dxe5 {26} 15. a4 {1} Rd8 {58} 16. Qb3 {5}
b6 {57} 17. Nxc6 {3} Qxc6 {1} 18. Qb5 {13} Rd6 {168} 19. Be3 {36} Rfd8 {19} 20.
c4 {34} Qd7 {168} 21. c5 {42} Rd3 {12} 22. Qa6 {97} Qc6 {99} 23. Bxh6 {147}
Qxc5 {2} 24. Rac1 {31} Qb4 {50} 25. Bxg7 {18} Kxg7 {26} 26. Nxe5 {104} R3d6 {14
} 27. Qxa7 {107} Ng5 {7} 28. h4 {193} Ne6 {8} 29. Qa6 {21} Rh8 {69} 30. g3 {49}
Rh5 {11} 31. Nd3 {40} Qd4 {34} 32. Re3 {16} Ra5 {5} 33. Qb7 {169} Rxa4 {13} 34.
e5 {1} Qd5 {36} 35. Qxd5 {24} Rxd5 {0} 36. Rc6 {75} Rad4 {101} 37. Nf4 {19}
Nxf4 {3} 38. gxf4 {1} Rxf4 {3} 39. Rxc7 {1} Kh6 {6} 40. Kg2 {37} Rf5 {86} 41.
Re7 {18} Rd4 {21} 42. Kg3 {39} Kh5 {20} 43. f3 {55} Rxh4 {19} 44. Rb3 {1} Rhf4
{41} 45. e6 {20} fxe6 {15} 46. Rxe6 {4} b5 {13} 47. Ree3 {38} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.13”]
[Round “4.2”]
[White “Najer, Evgeniy”]
[Black “Rapport, Richard”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C10”]
[WhiteElo “2694”]
[BlackElo “2675”]
[Annotator “hunonchess”]
[PlyCount “93”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[Source “hunonchess”]
[TimeControl “40/5400+30:1800+30”]

1. e4 {0} e6 {24} 2. d4 {0} d5 {5} 3. Nc3 {9} Nc6 {11} 4. e5 {298} f6 {27} 5.
Bb5 {122} Qd7 {11} 6. Nf3 {66} a6 {13} 7. Bd3 {43} fxe5 {234} 8. dxe5 {22} Nh6
{18} 9. O-O {86} g6 {78} 10. Bf4 {1317} Bg7 {111} 11. Qd2 {39} Nf7 {36} 12.
Rfe1 {4} b6 {21} 13. a3 {112} Bb7 {190} 14. Rad1 {14} Ne7 {619} 15. Ng5 {194}
O-O {225} 16. Nxf7 {69} Rxf7 {21} 17. Bh6 {7} Raf8 {118} 18. Bxg7 {172} Kxg7 {
26} 19. f3 {94} c5 {76} 20. Ne2 {479} Qa4 {481} 21. c3 {634} Qh4 {304} 22. Rf1
{570} Bc6 {134} 23. Bxa6 {220} b5 {65} 24. a4 {6} bxa4 {73} 25. Qe3 {204} Rb8 {
696} 26. Qxc5 {52} Rxb2 {151} 27. Nd4 {9} Bd7 {11} 28. Rb1 {478} Ra2 {228} 29.
Rb7 {538} Qg5 {205} 30. Be2 {42} Nf5 {173} 31. f4 {45} Nxd4 {38} 32. Qxd4 {53}
Qf5 {219} 33. Bf3 {3} Be8 {624} 34. Bxd5 {24} Rxb7 {23} 35. Bxb7 {1} Qc2 {286}
36. Qc5 {132} Bf7 {134} 37. h4 {51} Qb2 {205} 38. Bf3 {75} Ra1 {42} 39. Rxa1 {
211} Qxa1+ {2} 40. Kh2 {0} Qc1 {301} 41. Kg3 {1162} a3 {241} 42. Qe7 {34} Qxc3
{186} 43. h5 {342} gxh5 {66} 44. Qf6+ {91} Kg8 {23} 45. Qd8+ {71} Kg7 {5} 46.
Qf6+ {4} Kg8 {2} 47. Qd8+ 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.12”]
[Round “4.1”]
[White “Rapport, Richard”]
[Black “Najer, Evgeniy”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D10”]
[WhiteElo “2675”]
[BlackElo “2694”]
[Annotator “hunonchess”]
[PlyCount “159”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[Source “hunonchess”]
[TimeControl “40/5400+30:1800+30”]

1. d4 {0} d5 {18} 2. c4 {0} c6 {7} 3. cxd5 {44} cxd5 {7} 4. Nc3 {8} Nf6 {11} 5.
Bf4 {6} Nc6 {2} 6. e3 {7} Bf5 {10} 7. Qb3 {6} Na5 {7} 8. Qa4+ {5} Bd7 {34} 9.
Qc2 {7} e6 {10} 10. Bd3 {4} Be7 {76} 11. Nf3 {141} Nc6 {99} 12. a3 {274} Nh5 {8
} 13. Be5 {55} f6 {32} 14. Bf4 {157} Nxf4 {408} 15. exf4 {18} g6 {19} 16. O-O {
112} Kf7 {127} 17. Rfe1 {123} Rc8 {114} 18. h4 {412} f5 {454} 19. Qb3 {490} Bf6
{931} 20. Nb5 {276} Be8 {581} 21. Rad1 {590} a6 {610} 22. Nc3 {59} b5 {241} 23.
Re2 {1234} Nxd4 {721} 24. Nxd4 {34} Bxd4 {1} 25. Bxf5 {59} Bxf2+ {12} 26. Rxf2
{39} gxf5 {4} 27. Nxd5 {29} Qxh4 {364} 28. Ne3 {751} Qf6 {123} 29. Rd6 {262}
Rc1+ {249} 30. Rf1 {32} Rc6 {195} 31. Rfd1 {164} Rg8 {36} 32. Rxc6 {206} Bxc6 {
5} 33. Rd6 {140} Rc8 {133} 34. Qd1 {254} Ke7 {419} 35. Qd2 {39} a5 {120} 36.
Rd3 {23} h5 {45} 37. Rc3 {90} Rd8 {138} 38. Qe1 {87} Be4 {31} 39. Qe2 {79} Qh4
{69} 40. Qxb5 {0} Qxf4 {51} 41. Qxa5 {405} Rd7 {790} 42. Qc5+ {170} Qd6 {76}
43. Qxd6+ {541} Rxd6 {4} 44. Nf1 {25} Rd1 {94} 45. Kf2 {8} f4 {380} 46. Rh3 {
101} Bd3 {474} 47. Nh2 {6} Bg6 {111} 48. Nf3 {62} Rb1 {23} 49. Rh4 {7} Rxb2+ {
24} 50. Kg1 {8} Ra2 {51} 51. Rxf4 {6} Rxa3 {3} 52. Kf2 {30} Bf5 {22} 53. Nh4 {
114} Bg4 {75} 54. Ng6+ {13} Kd6 {3} 55. Rd4+ {11} Kc5 {5} 56. Rd2 {73} Bf5 {78}
57. Ne5 {28} Rb3 {23} 58. Nf3 {48} Be4 {29} 59. Nd4 {39} Rb6 {3} 60. Ke3 {10}
Bd5 {12} 61. Kf4 {38} Rb1 {52} 62. Ke5 {132} Kc4 {8} 63. g3 {281} Rg1 {101} 64.
Rc2+ {32} Kd3 {7} 65. Rc3+ {2} Kxc3 {102} 66. Ne2+ {12} Kd3 {5} 67. Nxg1 {3}
Ke3 {72} 68. Nh3 {5} Kf3 {10} 69. Nf4 {7} Kg4 {2} 70. Ne2 {28} Bc4 {50} 71. Nf4
{13} Bb3 {10} 72. Ne2 {40} Bc4 {22} 73. Nf4 {5} Bd5 {9} 74. Ne2 {5} Bb3 {61}
75. Nf4 {9} Bc4 {3} 76. Ke4 {4} Ba6 {83} 77. Nxe6 {26} Kxg3 {20} 78. Ng7 {3} h4
{23} 79. Nf5+ {4} Kg4 {4} 80. Nxh4 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.11”]
[Round “3.4”]
[White “Li, Chao b”]
[Black “Rapport, Richard”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “E12”]
[WhiteElo “2745”]
[BlackElo “2675”]
[Annotator “hunonchess”]
[PlyCount “72”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[Source “hunonchess”]
[TimeControl “1500+10”]

1. d4 {0} Nf6 {2} 2. c4 {0} e6 {1} 3. Nf3 {0} b6 {3} 4. a3 {2} Bb7 {2} 5. Nc3 {
4} Ne4 {1} 6. Qc2 {27} Nxc3 {50} 7. Qxc3 {2} Be7 {4} 8. e3 {48} O-O {8} 9. Bd3
{1} c5 {66} 10. d5 {22} d6 {86} 11. e4 {32} Nd7 {27} 12. h4 {48} Bf6 {59} 13.
Qc2 {1} Ne5 {9} 14. Ng5 {34} h6 {58} 15. f4 {3} Nxd3+ {30} 16. Qxd3 {2} e5 {159
} 17. f5 {232} b5 {2} 18. Nf3 {22} bxc4 {14} 19. Qc2 {26} Qb6 {118} 20. g4 {104
} Qb3 {2} 21. Qxb3 {21} cxb3 {1} 22. g5 {1} Bd8 {13} 23. gxh6 {11} g6 {4} 24.
Rg1 {313} Kh8 {36} 25. Bg5 {100} gxf5 {9} 26. Bxd8 {9} Raxd8 {7} 27. Rg7 {5}
fxe4 {72} 28. Ng5 {4} Bxd5 {2} 29. O-O-O {79} f6 {1} 30. Nh7 {302} Rf7 {22} 31.
Rdg1 {49} f5 {190} 32. Ng5 {55} Rfd7 {28} 33. Rg6 {35} e3 {30} 34. Rf6 {49} f4
35. h7 {17} c4 {118} 36. Rd1 {24} Kg7 {11} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.11”]
[Round “3.3”]
[White “Rapport, Richard”]
[Black “Li, Chao b”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D71”]
[WhiteElo “2675”]
[BlackElo “2745”]
[Annotator “hunonchess”]
[PlyCount “230”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[Source “hunonchess”]
[TimeControl “1500+10”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 c6 4. Bg2 d5 5. Qa4 Bg7 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. Nf3 Bg4 8.
Nbd2 Nb6 9. Qa3 Na6 10. h3 Be6 11. e3 O-O 12. O-O c5 13. dxc5 Nc4 14. Nxc4 Bxc4
15. c6 bxc6 16. Re1 Rb8 17. Nd4 Nb4 18. Nxc6 Nxc6 19. Bxc6 Qc7 20. Qa4 Bd3 21.
e4 Be5 22. Qa3 Rfd8 23. Bd5 Bc2 24. Bg5 Bxb2 25. Qf3 Rf8 26. Bf4 Qc3 27. Re3
Qd4 28. Rf1 Rb6 29. Bh6 Rf6 30. Qe2 Rc8 31. Bg5 Rb6 32. Bxe7 Ba4 33. Qf3 Be8
34. e5 Rb5 35. Be6 Rcb8 36. Bd6 Rd8 37. Bb3 Qb6 38. e6 Rf5 39. Bf4 Bd4 40. Re4
a5 41. g4 Rf6 42. Qg3 a4 43. Bc7 Bxf2+ 44. Rxf2 Rd3 45. exf7+ Bxf7 46. Bxf7+
Kxf7 47. Bxb6 Rxg3+ 48. Kh2 Rxf2+ 49. Bxf2 Ra3 50. Re7+ Kf6 51. Bd4+ Kg5 52.
Re2 Kf4 53. Bf2 Kf3 54. Rc2 Rd3 55. Bc5 h5 56. Rf2+ Ke4 57. g5 Rd5 58. Be7 Ke3
59. Rf6 h4 60. Re6+ Kf3 61. Rf6+ Ke3 62. a3 Rd2+ 63. Kg1 Rd5 64. Rf2 Rd7 65.
Kf1 Rd1+ 66. Kg2 Rd7 67. Rf3+ Ke4 68. Bf6 Rd2+ 69. Rf2 Rd3 70. Re2+ Kf4 71.
Rf2+ Ke4 72. Rb2 Rxa3 73. Rb4+ Kf5 74. Rxh4 Ra2+ 75. Kf3 Ra3+ 76. Ke2 Ra2+ 77.
Kd3 a3 78. Ra4 Rg2 79. Ra5+ Kf4 80. Kc4 a2 81. Kb3 Rg3+ 82. Kxa2 Rxh3 83. Ra4+
Kf5 84. Kb2 Rd3 85. Kc2 Rd7 86. Kc3 Rd1 87. Rd4 Re1 88. Kd2 Re6 89. Kd1 Re3 90.
Rd2 Kg4 91. Re2 Rb3 92. Ke1 Rb1+ 93. Kf2 Rb4 94. Kg2 Kh5 95. Kf3 Rb3+ 96. Kf4
Rb4+ 97. Ke5 Rh4 98. Kd6 Ra4 99. Rh2+ Kg4 100. Ke6 Ra7 101. Rh6 Ra6+ 102. Kf7
Kf5 103. Rh1 Ra7+ 104. Be7 Rb7 105. Rf1+ Kg4 106. Kxg6 Rxe7 107. Rg1+ Kf4 108.
Kh6 Re2 109. g6 Kf5 110. Rf1+ Ke6 111. g7 Rh2+ 112. Kg6 Rg2+ 113. Kh7 Rh2+ 114.
Kg8 Ra2 115. Rh1 Kd5 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.10”]
[Round “3.2”]
[White “Rapport, Richard”]
[Black “Li, Chao b”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D70”]
[WhiteElo “2675”]
[BlackElo “2745”]
[Annotator “hunonchess”]
[PlyCount “41”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[Source “hunonchess”]
[TimeControl “40/5400+30:1800+30”]

1. d4 {0} Nf6 {12} 2. c4 {0} g6 {8} 3. Nf3 {8} Bg7 {8} 4. g3 {4} c6 {24} 5. Nc3
{31} d5 {17} 6. cxd5 {17} cxd5 {8} 7. Ne5 {4} O-O {43} 8. Bg2 {9} Bf5 {12} 9.
O-O {40} Ne4 {151} 10. g4 {119} Nxc3 {137} 11. bxc3 {6} Be6 {16} 12. f4 {77} f6
{1317} 13. Nd3 {54} Bxg4 {234} 14. Rb1 {55} e6 {865} 15. c4 {170} Nc6 {259} 16.
Nf2 {49} Bh5 {219} 17. f5 {138} gxf5 {485} 18. cxd5 {59} exd5 {6} 19. Rxb7 {27}
Re8 {201} 20. Rb2 {1738} Rb8 {177} 21. Rxb8 {117} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.10”]
[Round “3.2”]
[White “Rapport, Richard”]
[Black “Li, Chao b”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D70”]
[WhiteElo “2675”]
[BlackElo “2745”]
[Annotator “hunonchess”]
[PlyCount “41”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[Source “hunonchess”]
[TimeControl “40/5400+30:1800+30”]

1. d4 {0} Nf6 {12} 2. c4 {0} g6 {8} 3. Nf3 {8} Bg7 {8} 4. g3 {4} c6 {24} 5. Nc3
{31} d5 {17} 6. cxd5 {17} cxd5 {8} 7. Ne5 {4} O-O {43} 8. Bg2 {9} Bf5 {12} 9.
O-O {40} Ne4 {151} 10. g4 {119} Nxc3 {137} 11. bxc3 {6} Be6 {16} 12. f4 {77} f6
{1317} 13. Nd3 {54} Bxg4 {234} 14. Rb1 {55} e6 {865} 15. c4 {170} Nc6 {259} 16.
Nf2 {49} Bh5 {219} 17. f5 {138} gxf5 {485} 18. cxd5 {59} exd5 {6} 19. Rxb7 {27}
Re8 {201} 20. Rb2 {1738} Rb8 {177} 21. Rxb8 {117} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.09”]
[Round “3.1”]
[White “Li, Chao b”]
[Black “Rapport, Richard”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E41”]
[WhiteElo “2745”]
[BlackElo “2675”]
[Annotator “hunonchess”]
[PlyCount “108”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[Source “hunonchess”]
[TimeControl “300+3”]

1. d4 {0} Nf6 {0} 2. c4 {0} e6 {0} 3. Nc3 {0} Bb4 {0} 4. e3 {0} c5 {0} 5. Bd3 {
0} Nc6 {0} 6. Nf3 {0} Bxc3+ {0} 7. bxc3 {0} d6 {0} 8. e4 {0} e5 {0} 9. d5 {0}
Ne7 {0} 10. Nd2 {0} Ng6 {0} 11. h4 {0} Bd7 {0} 12. g3 {0} Qa5 {0} 13. Qb3 {0}
Ba4 {0} 14. Qxb7 {0} O-O {0} 15. Qb2 {0} Rfb8 {0} 16. Qa3 {0} Rb6 {0} 17. O-O {
0} Nf8 {0} 18. Nf3 {0} N8d7 {0} 19. Bg5 {0} h6 {0} 20. Bxf6 {0} Nxf6 {0} 21.
Rfb1 {0} Ra6 {0} 22. Nd2 {0} Bd7 {0} 23. Qxa5 {0} Rxa5 {0} 24. Rb3 {0} Kf8 {0}
25. Kf1 {0} Ke7 {0} 26. Ke2 {0} Kd8 {0} 27. Rb2 {0} Ra3 {0} 28. Rc1 {0} Kc7 {0}
29. Rcc2 {0} Bg4+ {0} 30. f3 {0} Bd7 {0} 31. Rb3 {0} Ra6 {0} 32. Rcb2 {0} Rb6 {
0} 33. Rb1 {0} Ra6 {0} 34. Rb7+ {0} Kc8 {0} 35. R7b2 {0} Ra3 {0} 36. Rc2 {0}
Ba4 {0} 37. Nb3 {0} Kc7 {0} 38. Rcb2 {0} Bd7 {0} 39. g4 {242} Rb8 {18} 40. Na1
{0} Rb6 {0} 41. Nc2 {0} Ra4 {0} 42. Ne3 {0} Ra3 {0} 43. Kd2 {0} Ng8 {0} 44. Bc2
{0} Rxb2 {0} 45. Rxb2 {0} Ne7 {0} 46. h5 {0} Ng8 {0} 47. Bb3 {0} Nf6 {0} 48.
Kd3 {0} Nh7 {0} 49. Rb1 {0} Ng5 {0} 50. Nc2 {0} Ra6 {0} 51. Ke3 {0} Nh3 {0} 52.
Ne1 {0} Nf4 {0} 53. Nd3 {0} Nxd3 {0} 54. Kxd3 {0} f6 {0} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.4”]
[White “Wei, Yi”]
[Black “Rapport, Richard”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B12”]
[WhiteElo “2748”]
[BlackElo “2675”]
[Annotator “hunonchess”]
[PlyCount “132”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[Source “hunonchess”]
[TimeControl “1500+10”]

1. e4 {0} c6 {3} 2. d4 {0} d5 {3} 3. e5 {2} Bf5 {2} 4. Nd2 {13} e6 {8} 5. Nb3 {
1} Nd7 {12} 6. Nf3 {15} c5 {20} 7. dxc5 {24} Bxc5 {11} 8. Nxc5 {11} Nxc5 {15}
9. Bb5+ {28} Nd7 {4} 10. Nd4 {64} Ne7 {6} 11. Bg5 {22} O-O {105} 12. Qe2 {301}
Bg6 {122} 13. h4 {121} h6 {39} 14. h5 {9} Bh7 {15} 15. Bxe7 {47} Qxe7 {2} 16.
Bxd7 {6} Qxd7 {4} 17. Rh3 {4} Qa4 {146} 18. c3 {96} Qc4 {68} 19. Qd2 {48} Be4 {
185} 20. f3 {135} Bh7 {22} 21. Kf2 {1} Qd3 {19} 22. Qe1 {14} Rae8 {74} 23. Rd1
{87} Qa6 {8} 24. a3 {9} Qb6 {38} 25. Rd2 {8} f6 {10} 26. Rg3 {32} Be4 {66} 27.
exf6 {226} Rxf6 {17} 28. Qe3 {57} e5 {316} 29. Ne2 {1} Bf5 {6} 30. Rxd5 {157}
Qxb2 {45} 31. Qxa7 {94} Qb6+ {209} 32. Qxb6 {1} Rxb6 {1} 33. Rc5 {43} Re7 {12}
34. f4 {43} exf4 {6} 35. Nxf4 {1} Rf7 {36} 36. Re3 {22} Kh7 {58} 37. Kg3 {2}
Ra6 {39} 38. Re8 {6} Ra4 {93} 39. Rd8 {62} g5 {1} 40. hxg6+ {24} Bxg6 {1} 41.
Ne6 {31} Bf5 {21} 42. Nd4 {4} Rg7+ {8} 43. Kf4 {26} Bg4 {23} 44. Re5 {18} Rxa3
{25} 45. Ree8 {1} h5 {1} 46. Rh8+ {21} Kg6 {0} 47. Rd6+ {13} Kf7 {1} 48. Nb5 {
17} Ra4+ {12} 49. Ke3 {8} Ra6 {30} 50. Rb8 {12} Rxd6 {19} 51. Nxd6+ {3} Ke6 {6}
52. Nxb7 {8} Rc7 {9} 53. Kd4 {7} Rd7+ {3} 54. Ke3 {9} Rc7 {1} 55. Kd4 {6} Rd7+
{0} 56. Kc4 {27} Rd2 {6} 57. Nc5+ {1} Kf7 {5} 58. g3 {11} Be2+ {12} 59. Kb3 {2}
Bd1+ {1} 60. Kc4 {17} Be2+ {1} 61. Kb3 {3} Bd1+ {1} 62. Ka3 {2} Rg2 {14} 63.
Rb7+ {21} Kg6 {8} 64. Rb8 {18} Kf7 {40} 65. Rd8 {8} Rxg3 {18} 66. Rxd1 {9}
Rxc3+ {1} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.3”]
[White “Rapport, Richard”]
[Black “Wei, Yi”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D30”]
[WhiteElo “2675”]
[BlackElo “2748”]
[Annotator “hunonchess”]
[PlyCount “129”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[Source “hunonchess”]
[TimeControl “1500+10”]

1. Nf3 {0} Nf6 {2} 2. c4 {0} e6 {3} 3. d4 {0} d5 {3} 4. Bg5 {3} h6 {47} 5. Bxf6
{8} Qxf6 {3} 6. e3 {3} c6 {27} 7. Bd3 {36} g6 {9} 8. O-O {16} Bg7 {23} 9. Nbd2
{15} O-O {8} 10. Rc1 {23} Nd7 {24} 11. Re1 {100} Qd8 {170} 12. Qb3 {58} a5 {60}
13. e4 {222} a4 {196} 14. Qa3 {20} dxe4 {151} 15. Nxe4 {4} e5 {9} 16. Nd6 {195}
exd4 {8} 17. c5 {1} Nf6 {102} 18. Bc4 {19} Nd5 {35} 19. Bxd5 {79} cxd5 {2} 20.
b4 {1} b6 {81} 21. Red1 {180} Bg4 {312} 22. h3 {7} Bxf3 {3} 23. Qxf3 {4} bxc5 {
19} 24. bxc5 {3} Qg5 {78} 25. g3 {7} Be5 {68} 26. h4 {50} Qf6 {22} 27. Qxf6 {48
} Bxf6 {2} 28. c6 {22} Be5 {17} 29. Nb5 {43} Ra5 {35} 30. c7 {57} Rxb5 {78} 31.
c8=Q {5} Rxc8 {2} 32. Rxc8+ {2} Kg7 {2} 33. Ra8 {32} Rb4 {5} 34. Ra5 {42} Bc7 {
92} 35. Rxd5 {80} Rb2 {9} 36. R5xd4 {86} Rxa2 {4} 37. R4d2 {14} Ra3 {27} 38.
Rd3 {47} Rxd3 {82} 39. Rxd3 {8} h5 {6} 40. Ra3 {4} Bd6 {6} 41. Rxa4 {1} Bc5 {1}
42. Kg2 {9} Bb6 {2} 43. Ra2 {3} Bd4 {43} 44. Kf3 {4} f5 {9} 45. Rd2 {34} Be5 {
17} 46. Rd5 {8} Kf6 {1} 47. Ra5 {9} Ke6 {5} 48. Ra6+ {2} Kf7 {1} 49. Ke3 {18}
Bc3 {31} 50. f4 {6} Bf6 {8} 51. Kd3 {1} Bb2 {9} 52. Kc4 {4} Bf6 {6} 53. Rc6 {7}
Bb2 {9} 54. Kd5 {1} Kg7 {31} 55. Ke6 {6} Bd4 {2} 56. Rc7+ {1} Kg8 {8} 57. Rd7 {
9} Bc3 {5} 58. Rd3 {2} Bb2 {6} 59. g4 {35} hxg4 {56} 60. h5 {18} Kg7 {15} 61.
Rd7+ {3} Kh6 {2} 62. hxg6 {2} Kxg6 {4} 63. Rf7 {8} Bc1 {26} 64. Rxf5 {39} Kh6 {
2} 65. Ke5 {12} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Rapport, Richard”]
[Black “Wei, Yi”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D78”]
[WhiteElo “2675”]
[BlackElo “2748”]
[Annotator “hunonchess”]
[PlyCount “15”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[Source “hunonchess”]
[TimeControl “40/5400+30:1800+30”]

1. Nf3 {0} Nf6 {52} 2. g3 {0} g6 {12} 3. d4 {14} Bg7 {52} 4. Bg2 {21} d5 {24}
5. O-O {8} O-O {30} 6. c4 {30} c6 {23} 7. Qb3 {34} a5 {134} 8. cxd5 {107}
1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Wei, Yi”]
[Black “Rapport, Richard”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C65”]
[WhiteElo “2748”]
[BlackElo “2675”]
[Annotator “hunonchess”]
[PlyCount “49”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[Source “hunonchess”]
[TimeControl “40/5400+30:1800+30”]

1. e4 {0} e5 {15} 2. Nf3 {12} Nc6 {5} 3. Bb5 {48} Nf6 {14} 4. d3 {309} d6 {33}
5. O-O {15} a6 {4} 6. Bxc6+ {520} bxc6 {36} 7. Re1 {379} c5 {61} 8. c3 {26} Bg4
{37} 9. h3 {197} Bxf3 {52} 10. Qxf3 {6} Be7 {10} 11. Be3 {135} Qb8 {509} 12. b3
{767} a5 {87} 13. d4 {850} a4 {778} 14. Nd2 {373} axb3 {307} 15. axb3 {20} cxd4
{291} 16. cxd4 {9} O-O {35} 17. Rxa8 {371} Qxa8 {30} 18. dxe5 {23} dxe5 {34}
19. Rc1 {7} Qb7 {508} 20. Qf5 {193} Re8 {93} 21. Qxe5 {253} Bd6 {32} 22. Qf5 {3
} Nxe4 {19} 23. Nxe4 {2} Qxe4 {33} 24. Qxe4 {6} Rxe4 {3} 25. Bc5 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi GEO”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Cordova, Emilio”]
[Black “Rapport, Richard”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “D12”]
[WhiteElo “2629”]
[BlackElo “2675”]
[Annotator “hunonchess”]
[PlyCount “90”]
[EventDate “2017.09.03”]

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. e3 Bf5 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nh4 Bg6 7. Qb3 Qc7 8. f3
Be7 9. g3 Nbd7 10. Bd2 a6 11. Rc1 dxc4 12. Bxc4 b5 13. Be2 c5 14. Nxg6 hxg6 15.
a4 b4 16. Na2 Bd6 17. f4 Ne4 18. Bf3 Nxd2 19. Kxd2 Rc8 20. Qc4 a5 21. Ke2 Qa7
22. h4 Ke7 23. b3 cxd4 24. Qxd4 Bc5 25. Qe4 Qa6+ 26. Qd3 Qxd3+ 27. Kxd3 Bb6 28.
Rxc8 Rxc8 29. Rc1 Rd8 30. Ke2 Nc5 31. Rxc5 Bxc5 32. Bb7 Rd7 33. Bf3 Rc7 34. Be4
e5 35. Bd3 exf4 36. gxf4 Rc8 37. Bc4 Rh8 38. Nc1 Rxh4 39. Nd3 Bd6 40. Bd5 f5
41. Bg2 g5 42. fxg5 Rg4 43. Bf3 Rxg5 44. Nb2 Rg3 45. Nc4 Bc7 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Rapport, Richard”]
[Black “Cordova, Emilio”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “E01”]
[WhiteElo “2675”]
[BlackElo “2616”]
[Annotator “hunonchess”]
[PlyCount “65”]
[EventDate “2017.09.03”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “hunonchess.com”]
[Source “hunonchess”]
[SourceQuality “1”]
[TimeControl “40/5400+30:1800+30”]

1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:25]} 2. c4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e6 {[%emt 0:
00:06]} 3. g3 {[%emt 0:00:13]} d5 {[%emt 0:05:04]} 4. Bg2 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Bb4+
{[%emt 0:00:38]} 5. Bd2 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Be7 {[%emt 0:00:27]} 6. cxd5 {[%emt 0:
01:19]} exd5 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 7. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:05]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:57]} 8.
Nh3 {[%emt 0:00:05]} c6 {[%emt 0:01:56]} 9. O-O {[%emt 0:00:08]} Bf5 {[%emt 0:
03:21]} 10. Kh1 {[%emt 0:09:52]} Nbd7 {[%emt 0:13:36]} 11. f3 {[%emt 0:03:27]}
Nb6 {[%emt 0:13:33]} 12. Nf4 {[%emt 0:10:56]} Nc4 {[%emt 0:17:56]} 13. Bc1 {
[%emt 0:01:15]} Bb4 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 14. Qb3 {[%emt 0:06:54]} a5 {[%emt 0:21:
59]} 15. e4 {[%emt 0:02:13]} Bg6 {[%emt 0:02:22]} 16. e5 {[%emt 0:07:14]} Ne8 {
[%emt 0:00:05]} 17. Nce2 {[%emt 0:03:09]} Nc7 {[%emt 0:03:41]} 18. Nxg6 {
[%emt 0:01:28]} hxg6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 19. Qd3 {[%emt 0:02:47]} a4 {[%emt 0:00:
51]} 20. Bh3 {[%emt 0:03:59]} f5 {[%emt 0:01:56]} 21. a3 {[%emt 0:07:41]} Ba5 {
[%emt 0:00:59]} 22. Rg1 {[%emt 0:07:49]} Ne6 {[%emt 0:03:02]} 23. f4 {[%emt 0:
00:58]} Bb6 {[%emt 0:04:11]} 24. g4 {[%emt 0:03:12]} Qh4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 25.
gxf5 {[%emt 0:04:05]} gxf5 {[%emt 0:02:41]} 26. Bxf5 {[%emt 0:00:36]} Rae8 {
[%emt 0:00:05]} 27. Bg6 {[%emt 0:13:37]} Nxd4 {[%emt 0:03:07]} 28. Nxd4 {
[%emt 0:00:29]} Bxd4 {[%emt 0:00:36]} 29. Qxd4 {[%emt 0:02:52]} Rxe5 {[%emt 0:
00:04]} 30. Be4 {[%emt 0:02:32]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:58]} 31. Bxd5+ {[%emt 0:00:12]}
Kh8 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 32. Qxc4 {[%emt 0:00:49]} Rh5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 33. Qe2 {
[%emt 0:00:44]} 1-0


Erdős Viktor búcsúzott, mert a rapid partikban az orosz Pjotr Szvidler jobbnak bizonyult.
Erdős Viktor (2619)–Pjotr Szvidler (orosz, 2756) 0.5:1.5
Továbbjutó Szvidler 2.5:1.5-tel.

Erdős Viktor búcsúzott

FIDE World Cup 1/4 final – Game 2 Sep 16, 2017

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.16”]
[Round “5.2”]
[White “Ding, Liren”]
[Black “Rapport, Richard”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “E18”]
[WhiteElo “2771”]
[BlackElo “2675”]
[Annotator “Hunonchess”]
[PlyCount “81”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[Source “Hunonchess”]
[TimeControl “40/5400+30:1800+30”]

1. d4 {0} Nf6 {40} 2. c4 {79} e6 {7} 3. Nf3 {19} b6 {13} 4. g3 {6} Bb7 {5} 5.
Bg2 {5} Be7 {16} 6. O-O {7} O-O {4} 7. Nc3 {7} Ne4 {6} 8. Bd2 {6} Bf6 {4} 9.
Re1 {9} a6 {703} 10. Ne5 {1015} Nxc3 {545} 11. Bxc3 {6} Bxg2 {21} 12. Kxg2 {3}
d6 {228} 13. Ng4 {117} Be7 {74} 14. e4 {34} b5 {403} 15. Qe2 {654} bxc4 {802}
16. d5 {69} Qc8 {333} 17. e5 {1312} exd5 {262} 18. exd6 {5} cxd6 {578} 19. Qxe7
{515} d4 {69} 20. Qe4 {228} Qc6 {22} 21. Bxd4 {216} f5 {109} 22. Qxc6 {73} Nxc6
{2} 23. Ne3 {153} Nxd4 {16} 24. Rad1 {6} f4 {337} 25. Rxd4 {71} fxe3 {10} 26.
Rxe3 {2} Rab8 {1260} 27. Re2 {6} c3 {31} 28. bxc3 {9} Rb6 {33} 29. Rb4 {150}
Rxb4 {118} 30. cxb4 {4} Rb8 {30} 31. Rb2 {78} Kf7 {20} 32. Kf3 {55} Ke6 {35}
33. Ke4 {19} d5+ {31} 34. Kd3 {75} Kd6 {68} 35. a4 {47} Rb7 {130} 36. f4 {65}
h5 {92} 37. b5 {274} axb5 {32} 38. axb5 {4} Kc5 {46} 39. Rc2+ {6} Kxb5 {28} 40.
Kd4 {0} Rf7 {35} 41. Kxd5 {55} 1-0


[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.16”]
[Round “5.2”]
[White “Ivanchuk, Vassily”]
[Black “Aronian, Levon”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A13”]
[WhiteElo “2727”]
[BlackElo “2802”]
[Annotator “Hunonchess”]
[PlyCount “141”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[Source “Hunonchess”]
[TimeControl “40/5400+30:1800+30”]

1. c4 {0} Nf6 {5} 2. g3 {0} e6 {21} 3. Bg2 {0} d5 {7} 4. Nf3 {0} dxc4 {19} 5.
Qa4+ {0} Bd7 {5} 6. Qxc4 {1} c5 {5} 7. Ne5 {63} Qc8 {4} 8. d3 {247} Nc6 {32} 9.
Nxd7 {4} Qxd7 {8} 10. Nd2 {2} Nd4 {526} 11. Nf3 {172} b5 {18} 12. Qc3 {6} Nd5 {
6} 13. Qd2 {6} Be7 {50} 14. O-O {42} O-O {66} 15. Qd1 {2} Nxf3+ {252} 16. Bxf3
{10} Rac8 {11} 17. a3 {178} Bf6 {223} 18. e3 {92} Rfd8 {131} 19. Qc2 {33} Ne7 {
931} 20. Be4 {420} Nc6 {291} 21. Rd1 {43} Be7 {152} 22. f4 {249} f5 {459} 23.
Bf3 {10} Bf6 {30} 24. Rb1 {5} Ne7 {519} 25. Be2 {118} e5 {367} 26. fxe5 {52}
Bxe5 {7} 27. Bd2 {5} Qd5 {307} 28. Be1 {288} Kh8 {268} 29. Bf1 {44} Qe6 {270}
30. Bf2 {26} Nd5 {279} 31. Qb3 {53} Qh6 {87} 32. Re1 {88} a6 {245} 33. d4 {357}
cxd4 {166} 34. exd4 {5} Bb8 {54} 35. Bg2 {316} Nf6 {10} 36. Re6 {7} f4 {329}
37. Rbe1 {347} fxg3 {227} 38. hxg3 {1} Rf8 {111} 39. d5 {123} Qh5 {38} 40. Bf3
{0} Qh3 {51} 41. Bg2 {1036} Qh5 {7} 42. Bf3 {2} Qh3 {5} 43. Bd1 {29} Rcd8 {272}
44. Qf3 {155} h5 {326} 45. Qg2 {1819} Qxg2+ {81} 46. Kxg2 {68} Rxd5 {4} 47. Bc2
{45} a5 {196} 48. R1e2 {98} Bd6 {290} 49. Be3 {100} Bc5 {509} 50. Bc1 {409} g5
{230} 51. Ra6 {310} Ng4 {28} 52. Rae6 {167} Rf2+ {176} 53. Rxf2 {5} Bxf2 {2}
54. Be4 {98} Rc5 {45} 55. Bd2 {16} Bd4 {7} 56. b4 {45} axb4 {4} 57. axb4 {3}
Re5 {68} 58. Rxe5 {3} Nxe5 {10} 59. Bxg5 {1} Kg7 {20} 60. Bd2 {19} Nc4 {102}
61. Be1 {2} Nd6 {41} 62. Bd3 {12} Bf6 {36} 63. Kf3 {21} Bg5 {27} 64. Ke2 {44}
Kf6 {23} 65. Bc3+ {5} Ke6 {18} 66. Kf3 {1} Nc4 {23} 67. Be2 {37} Kf5 {61} 68.
Bd4 {25} Ne5+ {20} 69. Kg2 {5} Nc6 {12} 70. Bc3 {19} Be7 {14} 71. Bxb5 {8}
1/2-1/2


[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.16”]
[Round “5.2”]
[White “So, Wesley”]
[Black “Fedoseev, Vladimir”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C42”]
[WhiteElo “2792”]
[BlackElo “2731”]
[Annotator “Hunonchess”]
[PlyCount “165”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[Source “Hunonchess”]
[TimeControl “40/5400+30:1800+30”]

1. e4 {0} e5 {6} 2. Nf3 {0} Nf6 {6} 3. Nxe5 {13} d6 {7} 4. Nf3 {4} Nxe4 {9} 5.
d4 {9} d5 {8} 6. Bd3 {4} Be7 {9} 7. O-O {77} Nc6 {7} 8. Nbd2 {136} Bf5 {13} 9.
Re1 {416} Nxd2 {11} 10. Qxd2 {8} Bxd3 {5} 11. Qxd3 {5} O-O {10} 12. c3 {578}
Qd7 {17} 13. Bf4 {9} a6 {6} 14. Re2 {402} Rae8 {9} 15. Rae1 {7} Bd8 {5} 16. Nd2
{337} Rxe2 {6} 17. Qxe2 {5} a5 {8} 18. Nb3 {717} b6 {6} 19. Nc1 {12} f6 {7} 20.
a4 {313} Ne7 {381} 21. Nd3 {507} g5 {68} 22. Bc1 {234} Ng6 {384} 23. b3 {623}
Be7 {65} 24. h4 {227} gxh4 {393} 25. Nf4 {4} Rf7 {1368} 26. Qe6 {510} Qxe6 {103
} 27. Rxe6 {2} Nxf4 {92} 28. Bxf4 {3} Bd8 {50} 29. b4 {19} Kg7 {487} 30. bxa5 {
214} bxa5 {6} 31. Ra6 {3} c6 {13} 32. Rxc6 {4} Kg6 {48} 33. Rc5 {198} Rd7 {358}
34. f3 {163} Kf5 {12} 35. Bd2 {136} Ke6 {25} 36. Rc6+ {43} Kf5 {149} 37. Be1 {
152} Kg5 {24} 38. Rc5 {165} f5 {292} 39. Kh2 {79} Kh5 {451} 40. Bf2 {0} Rd6 {
334} 41. Be3 {869} Bb6 {485} 42. Rb5 {21} Bd8 {156} 43. Bf4 {231} Rd7 {8} 44.
Be5 {127} Kg5 {63} 45. Rc5 {98} f4 {162} 46. Rc6 {99} Kf5 {19} 47. Ra6 {80} Kg5
{52} 48. Kh3 {70} Kf5 {23} 49. Rc6 {222} Kg5 {69} 50. Re6 {94} Be7 {47} 51. Rc6
{121} Bd8 {9} 52. Bd6 {53} Kf5 {467} 53. Kh2 {112} Rg7 {471} 54. Be5 {67} Rd7 {
96} 55. Rd6 {113} Rxd6 {7} 56. Bxd6 {1} Kg5 {12} 57. Kg1 {59} Kf5 {40} 58. Kf2
{4} Kg5 {88} 59. Kf1 {2} Kf5 {266} 60. Ba3 {10} Ke6 {450} 61. Ke2 {16} Kf5 {130
} 62. Bc1 {4} Kg5 {74} 63. Kf1 {5} Bc7 {27} 64. Bd2 {11} Bd8 {28} 65. Be1 {4}
Kf5 {46} 66. Ke2 {2} Ke6 {14} 67. Kd3 {12} Kd7 {15} 68. c4 {17} Kc6 {20} 69.
Bc3 {12} Bb6 {251} 70. Bb2 {1} Bd8 {53} 71. Bc1 {62} Bc7 {45} 72. Bd2 {4} h5 {
39} 73. Bc3 {13} Bb6 {76} 74. Bb2 {18} Bc7 {5} 75. Ba3 {15} Bd8 {8} 76. Bf8 {7}
Bg5 {214} 77. Bg7 {10} Kd6 {3} 78. Be5+ {6} Kc6 {5} 79. Kc3 {8} Bh6 {61} 80.
Bf6 {6} Bf8 {23} 81. Kd3 {8} h3 {58} 82. gxh3 {4} Bd6 {10} 83. Be5 {93} 1-0


[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.16”]
[Round “5.2”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Black “Svidler, Peter”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C54”]
[WhiteElo “2804”]
[BlackElo “2756”]
[Annotator “Hunonchess”]
[PlyCount “54”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[Source “Hunonchess”]
[TimeControl “40/5400+30:1800+30”]

1. e4 {0} e5 {7} 2. Nf3 {0} Nc6 {6} 3. Bc4 {0} Bc5 {14} 4. c3 {0} Nf6 {5} 5. d3
{0} d6 {85} 6. O-O {29} a6 {171} 7. a4 {95} h6 {87} 8. Re1 {42} O-O {43} 9. h3
{61} a5 {62} 10. Nbd2 {27} Be6 {62} 11. Bb5 {6} Ne7 {72} 12. d4 {15} exd4 {6}
13. Nxd4 {8} Bd7 {181} 14. Nf1 {182} Re8 {401} 15. Ng3 {67} Ng6 {619} 16. f4 {
132} Bxb5 {685} 17. axb5 {18} Qd7 {28} 18. Kh2 {76} Re7 {680} 19. Ndf5 {735}
Re6 {115} 20. Nd4 {143} Re7 {17} 21. b4 {613} Bxd4 {239} 22. cxd4 {35} Qxb5 {62
} 23. f5 {631} Nf8 {431} 24. Rxa5 {10} Rxa5 {8} 25. bxa5 {5} Qxa5 {145} 26. Bb2
{80} N8d7 {120} 27. Qc1 {39} Re8 {758} 1/2-1/2


FIDE World Cup 2017 (Tbilisi GEO)
Sun 3rd Sep 2017 – Wed 27th Sep 2017 – Official 

FIDE World Cup 2017 (128 players 7 Rds KO Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1))


Results

all games

FIDE World Cup 2017 (128 players 7 Rds KO Indiv TC: 90m:30m+30spm(1))
[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Black “Balogun, Oluwafemi”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B00”]
[WhiteElo “2827”]
[BlackElo “2255”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “77”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,77,34,28,16,19,13,17,18,18,16,31,0,27,44,29,11,14,18,14,0,0,0,0,0,51,
20,42,50,39,33,37,11,71,41,50,39,52,10,47,60,48,43,79,48,41,36,38,29,42,0,0,0,
0,0,79,112,156,139,166,160,169,168,261,264,291,306,585,594,700,696]} 1. e4 d6
2. d4 g6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Qe2 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bg7 6. O-O {B06: Modern Defence} Bg4 7.
c3 O-O 8. h3 {The position is equal.} Bxf3 $1 9. Qxf3 e5 10. Rd1 Qe8 (10… Nd7
11. Be3 Qe7 12. Na3 Nb6 13. Bb5 f5 14. Bxc6 bxc6 15. exf5 e4 16. f6 Rxf6 {
0-1 (61) Bacrot,E (2718)-Ponomariov,R (2714) Beijing 2014}) 11. d5 Ne7 12. Qe2
$146 ({Predecessor:} 12. g4 Nd7 13. Qg2 f5 14. Nd2 Nf6 {0-1 (42)
Johansson-Timman,J Stockholm 1972}) 12… Nh5 13. Bb5 {[%cal Bc4b5,Bb5a4,Ba4c2]
[%mdl 32]} Qc8 14. Na3 a6 15. Ba4 f5 16. Bc2 f4 (16… fxe4 $11 17. Bxe4 Qd7)
17. Qg4 Qxg4 18. hxg4 Nf6 19. g5 Nd7 20. Nc4 b6 (20… h6 $11) 21. b4 h6 22.
gxh6 Bxh6 {[%cal Bg7h6,Bh6g5,Bg5h4,Bh4g3][%mdl 32]} 23. g4 Nf6 24. f3 $1 Bg5
25. Kg2 Kg7 26. a4 Bh4 27. Bd2 g5 28. Rh1 Ng6 29. Kf1 Rh8 30. Ke2 Bg3 $1 31. a5
b5 (31… bxa5 $1 $11 32. Nxa5 Rh4) 32. Na3 $16 Ne7 33. c4 $36 {[%mdl 2048]
White is really pushing.} c6 34. dxc6 Nxc6 {[#]} 35. Bc3 $1 ({And not} 35. cxb5
Nd4+ 36. Kd3 Rhd8 $17) 35… Rxh1 (35… Na7 $142 36. cxb5 Rhc8) 36. Rxh1 $18
bxc4 37. Nxc4 Rb8 $2 (37… Ne8 38. Rd1 Nc7) 38. Nxd6 Kg6 39. Nf5 {Precision:
White = 58%, Black = 54%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Aronian, Levon”]
[Black “Cawdery, Daniel”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A16”]
[WhiteElo “2802”]
[BlackElo “2449”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “77”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,77,27,20,51,35,27,31,33,13,48,39,45,31,61,53,70,70,70,33,22,35,34,28,
51,14,15,7,34,39,67,0,46,45,30,29,22,32,25,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,50,64,66,5,8,-18,
382,372,372,374,408,349,383,325]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. cxd5 Nxd5 4. g3 g6 5.
Bg2 Nb6 6. d3 Bg7 7. Be3 Nc6 8. Bxc6+ bxc6 9. Qd2 {A16: English Opening: 1…
Nf6 with …d5} h6 10. Rc1 {LiveBook: 7 Games} Be6 11. Nf3 $146 {White is
slightly better.} ({Predecessor:} 11. h4 Nd5 12. Nf3 Nxe3 13. Qxe3 O-O 14. O-O
Qd6 15. Ne4 Qb4 16. b3 Bd5 {1-0 (41) Jones,G (2648)-Bulski,K (2538) Warsaw 2013
}) 11… Bh3 12. Rg1 Bg4 13. Nh4 Nd5 14. Na4 Nxe3 15. fxe3 O-O 16. b3 Qd6 17.
Qc2 Rad8 18. Qc5 Qe6 {[#] And now …Bd4! would win.} 19. Ng2 $1 g5 20. Qxc6
Qe5 21. Qc3 Qd6 (21… Qf5 $5 {[%cal Rg7c3]} 22. Qd2 Qg6 $11) 22. Qc4 Be6 23.
Qc5 Qa6 24. Qb4 ({Better is} 24. Rf1 $14) 24… Rb8 25. Qd2 Qd6 26. Nc5 Bd5 27.
Qc2 f5 28. Kf2 Kh8 29. Rgf1 f4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black has the initiative.} 30.
gxf4 gxf4 31. e4 f3 32. exf3 Qxh2 33. Ke1 Bd4 34. Qd2 ({White should try} 34.
Nd7 $14 Qg3+ 35. Kd1 Rxf3 36. Rxf3 Qxf3+ 37. Qe2 Qxe2+ 38. Kxe2) 34… Bg8 35.
Nd7 {[#] aiming for Ne3.} (35. Ne3 $5 {[%cal Rd2h2]} Qd6 36. Na4 $11) 35…
Rbd8 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (35… Qg3+ $11 36. Kd1 Rxf3 37. Rxf3 Qxf3+ 38. Qe2 Qxe2+
39. Kxe2 Rd8 40. Rxc7 Be6) 36. Nxf8 $18 Rxf8 37. Rc6 Kh7 38. Kd1 Bf7 39. Nf4 {
Precision: White = 60%, Black = 49%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Black “Solomon, Kenny”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C77”]
[WhiteElo “2799”]
[BlackElo “2398”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “83”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 26,83,39,42,41,54,47,25,30,0,0,-2,12,0,13,-10,70,32,54,54,55,36,55,43,
61,49,45,35,81,41,66,54,77,41,161,133,132,124,153,118,199,187,178,186,220,219,
238,243,233,238,421,416,390,356,386,427,402,378,933,921]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. Re1 b5 9. Bc2 Bb7 {
C84: Closed Ruy Lopez: Unusual White 6th moves} 10. Nbd2 {[%cal Bb1d2,Bd2f1,
Bf1e3][%mdl 32]} Re8 11. Nf1 Bf8 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bh4 g6 14. Ne3 {LiveBook: 3
Games} Bg7 15. a4 Qd7 16. b4 {[#]} Nh5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 16… Nd8) 17. Bb3
Nf4 18. Bg3 Nh5 19. Bh4 Nf4 20. h3 Kh8 (20… Nd8 $11) 21. Bg3 Nh5 22. Bh2 Nf6
23. Qd2 Rab8 24. Rec1 Rf8 25. axb5 axb5 26. c4 bxc4 27. Rxc4 Ne7 28. Qc2 c6 29.
Ra5 Nh5 (29… Qd8 $14) 30. d4 $1 $36 {[%cal Rd4e5][%mdl 2048] White is in
control.} exd4 31. Nxd4 Ra8 32. Nf3 Ba6 (32… Nf6 $16 33. Rd4 d5) 33. g4 $1
Nf6 34. Rd4 Ne8 {[#]} 35. Rd2 $1 Qb7 {[#]} 36. e5 $1 {[%cal Re5d6]} d5 37. Qc5
Rb8 $2 {[#]} (37… Qa7 {was called for.} 38. Nd4 Qxc5 39. Rxc5 Bb7) 38. e6 $1
{[%mdl 512]} Ra8 (38… fxe6 39. Bxb8) 39. exf7 Nf6 {White must now prevent …
Ne4.} 40. Bc2 Rxf7 41. Ne5 $1 {[%csl LRf7,LRg6]} Rff8 $2 {[#]} (41… Kg8 42.
Nxf7 Kxf7) 42. Qxe7 $1 {[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 56%, Black = 35%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Black “El Gindy, Essam”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C24”]
[WhiteElo “2788”]
[BlackElo “2455”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “93”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 12,93,0,2,18,20,8,14,12,14,8,13,14,6,33,0,28,34,47,35,37,25,35,8,13,3,
20,12,26,4,0,2,67,66,68,66,62,49,91,51,95,81,87,82,81,80,82,78,83,60,104,97,83,
74,128,80,83,82,139,143,142,107,165,155,155,39,27,0,51,0,33,39,35,21,27,21,39,
43,65,64,224,225,29996,29997]} 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 c6 4. Nf3 d5 5. Bb3
Bd6 6. Nc3 d4 7. Ne2 O-O {C24: Bishop’s Opening: 2…Nf6} (7… Na6 8. a3 Nc5
9. Ba2 Be6 10. O-O Bxa2 11. Rxa2 Ne6 12. a4 O-O 13. h3 Nh5 14. Nd2 Bc7 15. Nb3
{0-1 (58) Guerra Mendez,J (2542)-Cuartas,J (2482) Barcelona 2017}) 8. O-O c5 9.
Ng3 Nc6 {The position is equal.} 10. Nh4 g6 11. Bg5 Be7 12. Nf3 {And now Bh6
would win.} Kg7 13. h3 (13. Qc1 $5 {[%cal Rg5h6]}) 13… Ng8 14. Bd2 h6 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 14… Be6 15. Ba4 Qc7 16. Bxc6 bxc6 17. b3 h6 18. Qe2 Rae8 19.
Rae1 Bc8 20. Qd1 Kh7 {1/2-1/2 (20) Tamai,R-Bellia,F (2320) Rome 1990}) 15. c3
Bd6 16. Rc1 Bd7 17. cxd4 cxd4 18. a3 Qe7 19. Nh2 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has
some pressure.} Rac8 20. Bc4 Rc7 21. Ne2 (21. Ba2 {looks sharper.} Nf6 22. Ne2
Nh5 23. b4 a6 24. Bb3) 21… Be6 ({Better is} 21… Nf6 $11) 22. Bxe6 $14 fxe6
23. Ng4 h5 24. Nh2 Qh4 25. Be1 Rcf7 26. Kh1 Qd8 27. Ng1 Nf6 28. b4 a6 29. Bd2
Nh7 30. Qe2 Be7 31. Ngf3 Bd6 32. h4 Rc7 (32… Rg8 $142) 33. Ng5 Nxg5 34. Bxg5
Be7 (34… Qe8 $142) 35. Nf3 $16 Qd6 36. g3 Bxg5 (36… Bd8 $16) 37. Nxg5 $18
Rfc8 38. Qd2 (38. Rg1 $16) 38… Nd8 $1 $14 39. Rxc7+ Qxc7 40. b5 ({White
should try} 40. Qa2 $1 $14) 40… Qc2 (40… Qc3 $5 {[%cal Rc3d2]} 41. Qe2 axb5
$11) 41. Qb4 Qc5 $1 {[%cal Rc5b4] Black wants to play …Qxb4.} 42. bxa6 Qxb4
43. axb4 {[#] Black must now prevent Ra1.} bxa6 44. Ra1 Nc6 45. Ra4 Kf6 $2 (
45… Re8 $14) 46. Rxa6 $18 {Hoping for b5.} Nxb4 $2 {[#]} (46… Ke7 $18 47.
b5 Nb4) 47. Ra7 $1 {Precision: White = 60%, Black = 43%.} ({Less strong is} 47.
Rxe6+ Kg7 $14) 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Black “Mollah Abdullah, Al Rakib”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A05”]
[WhiteElo “2781”]
[BlackElo “2454”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “77”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 13,77,10,7,20,26,27,37,31,29,20,27,19,12,25,22,7,13,14,8,-3,17,11,20,20,
50,-1,29,8,15,-14,17,12,23,19,16,19,103,0,0,-45,0,0,0,-17,7,0,43,32,114,105,
108,127,122,102,274,267,262,256,379,327,243,266,247,247,741,722]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2.
g3 b6 3. Bg2 Bb7 4. O-O g6 5. c4 Bg7 6. d4 O-O 7. d5 Ne4 {LiveBook: 37 Games.
A50: Queen’s Fianchetto Defence (1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 b6)} (7… c5 8. Nc3 d6 9. e4
Nbd7 10. h3 b5 11. cxb5 a6 12. bxa6 Bxa6 13. Re1 Ne8 14. Bf4 h6 15. Qc2 g5 16.
Bd2 Rb8 17. Nd1 e6 {0-1 (71) Idani,P (2569)-Mamedov,R (2680) Abu Dhabi 2017})
8. Nfd2 Nxd2 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar
games:} 8… Nd6 9. e4 Na6 10. Nc3 Nc5 11. Qc2 c6 12. dxc6 Bxc6 13. Re1 Rc8 14.
Rb1 b5 15. b4 {1/2-1/2 (43) Lintchevski,D (2532)-Chigaev,M (2561) Voronezh 2017
}) 9. Qxd2 c6 {White has an edge.} 10. Nc3 cxd5 11. cxd5 d6 12. b3 b5 13. Bb2
Qb6 14. Ne4 Bxb2 15. Qxb2 Nd7 16. Rad1 Rfe8 17. h4 Ne5 18. h5 Bc8 19. Rd4 (19.
Ng5 $14) 19… Bg4 (19… Bf5 {looks sharper.} 20. Ng5 gxh5 21. Bh3 Bxh3 22.
Nxh3 Rac8) 20. hxg6 (20. Ng5 {with more complications.} Rac8 21. hxg6 hxg6 22.
Nf3 Bxf3 23. exf3 Qc5 24. f4) 20… hxg6 21. f4 Bxe2 22. fxe5 dxe5 23. Qxe2 {
Strongly threatening Ng5.} Qxd4+ 24. Kh2 f6 (24… Kg7 $11 {remains equal.})
25. Qxb5 (25. d6 $16 {dxe7 is the strong threat.} Kg7 26. g4) 25… Kg7 $11 26.
Nf2 Rh8+ {[%mdl 1024] Black has compensation.} 27. Kg1 Rad8 28. Rd1 Qe3 29. Qd3
$36 {[%mdl 2048] White fights for an advantage.} Qb6 30. Rc1 Rc8 (30… Qa5 $14
) 31. Rc6 $16 Rxc6 32. dxc6 {[%cal Bd5c6,Bc6c7][%mdl 32]} Rd8 33. Qc3 $1 Qd4 $2
{[#]} (33… Kf7 $16) 34. Qxd4 $1 $18 exd4 35. Nd3 f5 (35… Kf7 $142 36. Nc5
d3) 36. Nc5 {aiming for Ne6+.} Kf6 {[#]} 37. c7 $1 {[%cal Rc7d8]} Rc8 38. Na6 {
Threatens to win with Bb7.} d3 $2 (38… Ke6 39. Bb7 Kd7 40. Nc5+ Kxc7) 39. Kf2
{Precision: White = 60%, Black = 22%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Giri, Anish”]
[Black “Dzagnidze, Nana”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A27”]
[WhiteElo “2777”]
[BlackElo “2519”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “133”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 22,133,32,29,33,23,41,38,148,144,40,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-7,0,0,0,9,35,0,
0,0,0,0,6,0,66,64,62,58,59,62,62,48,116,102,116,117,121,128,116,112,120,101,
164,164,145,143,129,128,126,0,73,58,64,58,57,22,25,22,22,22,22,27,57,31,86,62,
69,64,161,150,137,34,33,35,27,38,177,37,34,8,173,175,193,173,29964,29961,29958,
29942,6179,4656,29974,29975,29974,29975,29976,29978,29978,29978,29978,29979,
29979,29980,29980,29981]} 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nf3 g6 4. d4 exd4 5. Nxd4 Bg7
6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. g3 Ne7 8. Bg2 O-O 9. O-O d6 10. Bg5 Be6 {A27: English Opening:
Three Knights Variation} (10… Rb8 11. Qd2 f6 12. Be3 c5 13. Rad1 Be6 14. b3
Nf5 15. Bd5 Qd7 16. Bf4 g5 17. Qd3 Rf7 18. Bc1 Re8 19. e3 Bxd5 20. Nxd5 {
0-1 (42) Van Wely,L (2691)-Ernst,S (2552) Wolvega 2012}) 11. Qd3 Rb8 12. b3 {
LiveBook: 3 Games} c5 {White has an edge.} 13. Qd2 Qd7 14. Rad1 Nc6 $146 (14…
Rbe8 $14) ({Predecessor:} 14… f6 15. Bh6 Bh3 16. Bxg7 Kxg7 17. Bxh3 Qxh3 18.
Nb5 {1/2-1/2 (43) Schwetje,R-Paulsen,D GER corr 1998}) 15. Ne4 $1 $16 {[%cal
Re4f6]} f6 (15… Bh3 $16) 16. Nxc5 (16. Bf4 {with more complications.} Qe8 17.
Nc3 Rf7 18. Rfe1 a5 19. Bh6) 16… dxc5 17. Qxd7 Bxd7 18. Rxd7 {Bd2 is the
strong threat.} Ne5 $1 {[%cal Re5d7]} 19. Rxg7+ Kxg7 20. Be3 Nd7 21. Rd1 Rfd8
22. Rd5 Kf7 23. Bh3 Ke7 24. Bxc5+ (24. Bxd7 $5 Rxd7 25. Rxc5 $14 (25. Bxc5+ Ke6
$11)) 24… Nxc5 25. Rxc5 $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRB} Rd1+ 26. Kg2 Kd6
27. Ra5 Ra8 (27… f5 $11) 28. c5+ Ke7 29. Bg4 a6 30. Bf3 Ra7 31. b4 {And now
b5 would win.} Rc1 (31… Rb1 $14) 32. Bc6 $1 $16 Rc4 33. a3 Rc3 34. f4 g5 35.
fxg5 fxg5 36. Kf2 Kd8 (36… Kf6 $16 {is a better defense.}) 37. Ke1 $1 $18 Re3
38. b5 Re6 {[#]} 39. Bd5 $1 {[%cal Rd5e6]} Rh6 40. c6 (40. Ra4 $16) 40… Rf6 (
40… Ke7 $11) 41. bxa6 Ke7 42. Be4 h6 43. h3 Re6 44. Bd5 Re3 45. Kf2 Rc3 46.
Be4 Ke6 47. a4 Ra3 (47… Kd6 $14) 48. h4 gxh4 49. gxh4 Kf6 {[#]} (49… Kd6
$14) 50. Bd3 $1 Kg7 51. Rd5 (51. Ke3 $16) 51… Rxa4 $14 52. Rd7+ Kf6 53. Kg3
Ra3 ({Black should play} 53… h5 $1 $14) 54. Kg4 (54. Kf4 $18) 54… Ra4+ 55.
Kh5 (55. e4 $5 {[%cal Rg4f4]}) 55… Ra5+ $2 (55… Ra8 $1 $11 {and Black
stays safe.}) 56. Kxh6 $18 Rc5 57. Rg7 Rh5+ $2 (57… Ra8 $18) 58. Kxh5 Kxg7 {
KR-KB} 59. Kg5 Ra8 60. h5 {[%cal Bh4h5,Bh5h6,Bh6h7][%mdl 32]} Rd8 61. h6+ {
White mates.} Kf8 62. a7 Ra8 63. Kf6 ({Stronger than} 63. h7 Kg7 $11) 63… Kg8
64. h7+ Kh8 65. Ke7 Rxa7 66. Kd7 Kg7 67. Kc8 {Precision: White = 67%, Black =
36%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Ding, Liren”]
[Black “Haddouche, Mohamed”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D71”]
[WhiteElo “2771”]
[BlackElo “2487”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “91”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 15,91,0,0,-9,12,0,17,18,24,29,39,29,29,29,47,37,61,38,102,109,102,100,
108,120,108,109,108,106,114,102,100,89,90,94,93,94,111,105,129,131,182,172,166,
177,163,158,174,182,181,178,202,192,196,191,192,198,189,0,185,169,259,243,263,
263,254,237,395,294,294,294,642,585,596,622,885,872,4702,2715]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4
g6 3. g3 c6 4. Bg2 d5 5. Nf3 Bg7 6. Qb3 Qb6 7. Nc3 O-O 8. O-O Rd8 {LiveBook:
207 Games} 9. Bd2 {D78: Fianchetto Grünfeld: 6 0-0 c6} Be6 10. Na4 Qxb3 11.
axb3 {The position is equal.} Na6 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and
annotate with similar games:} 11… Nbd7 12. Rfc1 Ne4 13. Ba5 b6 14. Be1 Rac8
15. cxd5 Bxd5 16. b4 e5 17. Nxe5 Nxe5 18. dxe5 Bxe5 19. Bxe4 Bxe4 {1/2-1/2 (43)
Giri,A (2773)-So,W (2808) Wijk aan Zee 2017}) 12. Rfc1 Ne8 13. e3 h6 14. Ba5
$36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is under pressure.} Rdc8 15. Nd2 Nec7 16. Bf1 (16. Bxc7
$5 Rxc7 17. cxd5 cxd5 18. Rxc7 Nxc7 19. Nc5 $14) 16… Bd7 (16… Rcb8 $14) 17.
Bxc7 $1 $16 Rxc7 18. cxd5 cxd5 19. Bxa6 $1 Rxc1+ 20. Rxc1 bxa6 21. Rc7 $1 {
[%cal Rc7d7]} Bxa4 22. bxa4 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} e5 23. dxe5 Bxe5 24.
Rb7 Rb8 25. Rxa7 Rb6 26. a5 Rc6 {[#]} 27. Rb7 $1 Rc2 (27… d4 $16) 28. Nf3 $18
Rxb2 {[#]} 29. Ra7 $1 Bc3 30. Rxa6 Kg7 31. Rb6 {aiming for Rxb2.} Ra2 32. a6
Ra4 33. Kg2 Ra2 34. g4 Ra4 35. Kg3 Ra3 36. Kg2 Ra4 $1 37. h3 {[%cal Bh2h3,
Bh3h4,Bh4g5][%mdl 32]} Ra2 (37… d4 {might work better.} 38. Rc6 (38. Nxd4
Bxd4 39. exd4 Rxd4 $18) 38… Ba1 39. Nxd4 Bxd4) 38. h4 Ra4 39. g5 hxg5 40.
hxg5 Ra2 $2 (40… Kf8 41. Rb8+ Ke7) 41. Rc6 Ra3 42. Rc7 Ba5 $2 (42… Bb4 43.
a7 Bd6) 43. Rb7 {White is clearly winning.} Bc3 44. a7 Ba1 45. Nd4 Bxd4 46.
exd4 {Precision: White = 84%, Black = 34%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Li, Chao b”]
[Black “Krysa, Leandro”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D25”]
[WhiteElo “2745”]
[BlackElo “2540”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “226”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,226,43,25,24,0,0,0,22,31,18,25,35,41,55,55,45,45,51,35,44,41,52,49,
91,92,102,99,120,120,120,120,120,116,118,94,97,91,106,104,120,118,118,114,164,
133,126,117,222,177,224,217,224,205,221,144,168,159,181,178,300,297,371,372,
372,330,385,392,391,392,391,353,380,315,377,370,412,381,403,372,364,389,364,
361,345,336,429,418,474,206,206,205,200,176,190,97,92,8,8,8,8,8,8,7,7,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,178,0,178,178,178,178,178,178,
178,178,178,178,178,178,178,178,178,178,178,178,178,178,178,178,178,178,178,43,
16,23,58,72,178,114,178,178,178,178,178,178,179,178,178,178,178,178,178,178,
178,178,179,179,179,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. Nf3 d5
2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 dxc4 4. e3 Bg4 5. Bxc4 e6 6. h3 Bh5 7. Nc3 Nc6 8. O-O Bd6 9.
Be2 O-O 10. Bd2 a6 11. Rc1 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Qe7 {D22: Queen’s Gambit
Accepted: 3 Nf3 a6 4 e3} 12. Nh4 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and
annotate with similar games:} 12. Ne5 Bxe2 13. Nxc6 Bxd1 14. Nxe7+ Bxe7 15.
Rfxd1 Rfc8 {1/2-1/2 (15) Hebden,M (2549)-Gormally,D (2506) West Bromwich 2014})
12… Bxe2 13. Qxe2 Rad8 14. Nf3 Bb4 15. a3 Bxc3 16. Bxc3 Ne4 17. Qc2 Nxc3 18.
Qxc3 Rd5 19. Rc2 Rfd8 20. Rfc1 e5 21. dxe5 Rd3 22. Qc5 Qe6 23. Qc4 Nxe5 24.
Qxe6 Nxf3+ 25. gxf3 fxe6 26. Rxc7 $16 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} R8d7 27.
Rc8+ Kf7 28. R1c2 R3d5 29. f4 h6 30. Kg2 Ke7 31. Kf3 Rd8 32. R8c7+ R8d7 33. h4
h5 (33… Rd1 $16 34. h5 R1d5) 34. Rc8 Rd8 35. R8c5 Kf6 36. Rc7 R8d7 37. Rc8
Rd2 38. a4 $1 {[%cal Ba3a4,Ba4a5][%mdl 32]} Rxc2 39. Rxc2 {KR-KR} g6 (39… Rd5
$142 40. Ke2 Rd6) 40. b4 $18 Ke7 41. a5 Kf6 42. Ke4 Rd5 43. Rc5 $1 {[%cal
Rc5d5]} Rd7 44. Kf3 Ke7 45. Rc8 Kf6 46. Rf8+ Kg7 47. Rb8 Kf6 48. Ke4 Kf7 49.
Rc8 Kf6 50. Rc5 Re7 51. Kd3 Rd7+ 52. Kc2 Rd6 53. Rc7 b6 {[#]} 54. Ra7 (54. b5
$142 $1 {[%mdl 512]}) 54… bxa5 55. bxa5 e5 56. fxe5+ Kxe5 57. Re7+ (57. f3
$18) 57… Kf5 $16 58. Kc3 (58. Rf7+ $1 $16 Ke5 59. Kb3) 58… g5 $1 $11 59.
hxg5 Kxg5 60. Rg7+ Kf5 61. Rh7 Kg4 62. e4 h4 63. Kc4 {And now e5 would win.} (
63. f4 $5) 63… Rf6 64. e5 Rxf2 65. Rg7+ Kf4 66. Rf7+ Kg3 67. Rxf2 Kxf2 {
KPP-KPP} 68. e6 h3 69. e7 h2 70. e8=Q {Threatening mate with Qc6.} h1=Q {KQ-KQ}
71. Kc5 Qb7 72. Qc6 Qe7+ 73. Kb6 Qe2 $1 74. Ka7 Ke1 $1 75. Qxa6 Qe7+ $2 (75…
Qf2+ $11 {and Black is okay.} 76. Qb6 Qf7+ 77. Qb7 Qf2+ 78. Qb6 Qf7+ 79. Qb7
Qf2+ 80. Qb6) 76. Qb7 $1 $18 {[%cal Rb7e7]} Qc5+ $2 (76… Qe3+ $1 $11 77. Qb6
Qe7+ 78. Ka6 Qe2+ 79. Kb7 Qe4+ 80. Qc6 Qb4+ 81. Ka6 Qd4 82. Qc1+ Ke2 83. Qc2+
Kf1 84. Qc1+ Ke2 85. Qc2+ Kf1) 77. Qb6 $1 {[%cal Rb6c5]} Qe7+ 78. Ka6 $1 Qe2+
79. Kb7 Qe7+ 80. Qc7 $1 {[%cal Rc7e7]} Qe4+ 81. Qc6 Qe7+ 82. Kb6 Qe3+ 83. Qc5
Qe6+ 84. Kb5 Qe2+ 85. Ka4 Qa2+ 86. Qa3 Qc2+ 87. Qb3 $1 {[%cal Rb3c2]} Qc6+ 88.
Ka3 $1 Ke2 89. Kb2 Kd2 90. Qb4+ Kd3 $1 91. Ka3 {Threatens to win with Qb6.} Ke2
(91… Qc8 $16 92. Ka4 Kc2 93. Qe4+ Kd2 94. Qd4+ Ke2) 92. Kb3 ({White should
play} 92. Qb2+ $18 Kf1 93. Qd4) 92… Qf3+ (92… Kd3 $16 93. Ka3 Qc8) 93. Qc3
Qb7+ 94. Ka3 Qa6 95. Qb2+ Kd3 96. Qb6 Qc8 97. a6 Qc1+ {[#]} 98. Ka2 $1 {
Qb1+ would kill now.} Qc2+ 99. Qb2 {Strongly threatening Qxc2+.} Qc7 100. Qb5+
Kc3 {[#]} 101. Qb3+ $1 Kd4 102. Qa4+ $2 (102. Kb2 $18) 102… Kc3 $11 {( -> …
Qh2+). The position is equal.} 103. Qb5 (103. a7 $2 {gets mated.} Qh2+ 104.
Qc2+ Qxc2+ 105. Ka3 Qb3#) ({Not} 103. Qa3+ Kd4 $18) (103. Ka1 $5 {[%cal Ra4a3]}
Qc5 104. Qa2 $11 (104. a7 {leads to mate.} Qg1+ 105. Qd1 Qxd1+ 106. Ka2 Qc2+
107. Ka3 Qb3#)) 103… Qh2+ 104. Ka3 Qd6+ 105. Ka4 Qd4+ 106. Ka5 {aiming for
Qc6+.} Qd8+ 107. Qb6 Qd5+ 108. Qb5 Qd8+ 109. Ka4 Qd1+ 110. Ka5 Qd8+ 111. Qb6
Qd5+ 112. Ka4 Qa2+ 113. Kb5 {Intending Qe3+ and mate.} Qc4+ {Precision: White
= 72%, Black = 54%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Radjabov, Teimour”]
[Black “Ziska, Helgi Dam”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E90”]
[WhiteElo “2742”]
[BlackElo “2545”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “33”]
[EventDate “2017.09.03”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 22,29,43,55,49,57,43,7,0,-43]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5.
Nf3 {[%cal Bg1f3,Bf3h2,Bh2g4,Bg4h6][%mdl 32]} O-O 6. h3 e5 7. d5 Nh5 8. g3 {
E90: King’s Indian: Classical: Early deviations and 6 h3} a5 9. Be2 Na6 10. Nh2
Nf6 {[%cal Bh5f6,Bf6d7,Bd7c5][%mdl 32]} 11. Ng4 Nd7 12. Nh6+ {LiveBook: 10
Games} Kh8 13. h4 $1 Ndc5 14. g4 f5 15. h5 {[#]} {Predecessor:} f4 $146 16.
hxg6 Bxh6 17. Rxh6 {1/2-1/2 (77) Krasenkow,M (2614)-Kovalenko,I (2667) Warsaw
2016} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”]
[Black “Palac, Mladen”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A29”]
[WhiteElo “2741”]
[BlackElo “2535”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “69”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,69,0,10,-26,0,0,0,-28,0,0,0,0,22,12,16,7,10,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,-20,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-98,-99,-111]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3
e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. d3 Re8 8. Bg5 Bxc3 9. bxc3 h6 {
LiveBook: 3 Games. A29: English Opening: Four Knights Variation with 4 g3} 10.
Bh4 $146 (10. Bxf6 $5 Qxf6 11. Rb1 $11) ({Find the theoretical novelty and
annotate with similar games:} 10. Bxf6 Qxf6 11. Nd2 Bd7 12. Qc2 Rab8 13. f4 Qg6
14. e4 b5 15. cxb5 Rxb5 16. a4 Rb7 17. Rab1 Rxb1 18. Qxb1 {1/2-1/2 (42)
Khmelniker,I (2493)-Eljanov,P (2741) Douglas 2016}) 10… Rb8 11. Rb1 Bd7 {
The position is equal.} 12. h3 (12. Bxf6 $5 Qxf6 13. Nd2 $11) 12… Qe7 (12…
e4 $5 {[%cal Re4f3]} 13. Bxf6 Qxf6 14. dxe4 Qxc3 $15) 13. g4 Nd8 14. Nd2 Bc6
15. Bxc6 Nxc6 16. e3 Qe6 17. d4 {Hoping for d5.} Na5 18. d5 Qe7 19. Qf3 g5 20.
Bg3 Nd7 21. Qf5 e4 22. f3 exf3 23. Rxf3 f6 24. Rbf1 Qh7 25. Qxh7+ $1 Kxh7 26.
c5 Rbc8 27. e4 dxc5 28. e5 Nxe5 29. Rxf6 Nac4 30. Ne4 Nxg4 31. Re6 Rxe6 32.
dxe6 Nge3 $1 {[%cal Re3f1]} 33. Rf7+ Kg6 {With the idea …Nd5.} 34. Nxc5 (34.
Rf6+ $1 $11 {was the only way to keep the balance.} Kh7 35. Rf7+ Kg6 36. Rf6+
Kh7 37. Rf7+) 34… Nf5 35. Ne4 {Precision: White = 77%, Black = 77%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Wojtaszek, Radoslaw”]
[Black “El Debs, Felipe de Cresce”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “E12”]
[WhiteElo “2739”]
[BlackElo “2533”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “83”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 26,83,33,6,50,24,38,28,26,54,33,26,66,35,31,51,87,12,79,64,72,41,20,15,
27,7,97,0,77,41,40,40,63,68,72,68,503,455,475,491,494,428,456,447,581,552,566,
537,682,639,610,352,329,318,852,850,5489,4894,12845,6472]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6
3. Nf3 b6 4. a3 Bb7 5. Nc3 d5 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. Qc2 Be7 8. e4 Nxc3 9. bxc3 O-O
10. Bd3 c5 11. O-O Qc7 12. Qe2 Nd7 13. a4 {[%cal Ba3a4,Ba4a5][%mdl 32] E12:
Queen’s Indian: Unusual White 4th moves, 4 a3, 4 Nc3 Bb7 5 a3 and 4 Nc3 Bb7}
Rfd8 14. Bd2 {LiveBook: 4 Games} Nf8 (14… Rac8 15. h3 e5 16. Rfc1 Bd6 17. Bc4
Rf8 18. d5 Ra8 19. Be3 Bc8 20. Nd2 Nf6 {1-0 (42) Wang,Y (2726)-Zhou,W (2627)
China 2015}) 15. a5 {White is slightly better.} Ng6 16. g3 Bc6 17. h4 {[%cal
Bh2h4,Bh4h5][%mdl 32]} h6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 17… h5 18. Rfc1 Qb7 19. Bg5 f6
20. Bd2 b5 21. a6 Qd7 22. Bc2 Nh8 23. Re1 Nf7 24. Bf4 cxd4 25. Nxd4 e5 26. Nxc6
{1-0 (27) Civitillo,A (2460)-Caglia,G (1929) ICCF email 2009}) 18. Rfe1 Bf6 {
[%cal Rc5d4]} 19. h5 (19. d5 $5 c4 20. Bxc4 exd5 21. axb6 Qxb6 22. exd5 Bxd5
23. Bxd5 Rxd5 24. Qe4 $11) 19… Nf8 $1 {[%cal Rc5d4]} 20. Bf4 Qe7 21. Qe3 (21.
e5 $16 Bg5 22. Nxg5 hxg5 23. Be3) 21… cxd4 (21… Qd7 $11) 22. cxd4 $16 {
[#] Black must now prevent e5.} Qd7 {[%cal Rf6d4]} 23. Be5 (23. Rec1 {feels
hotter.} Rac8 24. axb6 axb6 25. Be5 Be7 26. Ra6) 23… Bxe5 24. Nxe5 Qd6 25.
Red1 Be8 {[#]} (25… b5 $11) 26. Be2 (26. Nc4 $1 $16 {[%cal Rc4d6]} Qe7 27.
axb6) 26… bxa5 (26… b5 $11 {remains equal.}) 27. Rxa5 (27. Nc4 $5 {[%cal
Rc4d6]} Qe7 28. Rxa5 $16) 27… Qb4 28. Ra6 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has good
play.} Nh7 29. d5 exd5 30. exd5 Nf6 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (30… Ng5 $14) 31. Rxf6
$18 gxf6 32. Ng4 Qf8 33. Nxf6+ Kh8 34. Rd4 {White threatens Rg4 and mate.} Qg7
35. Qe7 Bd7 36. Rf4 Qg5 37. Qe4 {[%csl Gf6][%cal Re4h7]} Qg7 38. Bd3 a5 39. Qe7
Qg5 $2 (39… a4 40. Nxd7 a3) 40. Bg6 {White is clearly winning.} Rg8 41. Qxd7
Rg7 42. Qc6 {Precision: White = 67%, Black = 29%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Adams, Michael”]
[Black “Batchuluun, Tsegmed”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C50”]
[WhiteElo “2738”]
[BlackElo “2566”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “113”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 22,113,8,0,0,0,9,6,26,0,27,11,39,31,35,29,37,36,34,33,31,37,49,42,48,35,
35,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,24,29,24,29,25,29,30,41,30,32,30,41,18,37,33,35,19,
23,23,23,14,17,8,36,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 a6 7. a4
O-O 8. h3 {C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3} (8. Re1
Ba7 9. h3 b5 10. Bb3 h6 11. axb5 axb5 12. Be3 Bd7 13. Bxa7 Rxa7 14. Nbd2 Rxa1
15. Qxa1 Nh5 {1/2-1/2 (69) So,W (2810)-Nakamura,H (2792) Saint Louis 2017})
8… h6 9. Re1 Ba7 10. Nbd2 Nh5 11. Nf1 Qf6 12. Be3 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Bxe3
$146 ({Predecessor:} 12… Nf4 13. d4 Ne7 14. N1h2 Neg6 {1-0 (42) Antipov,M
(2557)-Gledura,B (2585) Bastia 2016}) 13. Nxe3 Nf4 14. Kh2 Bd7 15. a5 Rfe8 16.
h4 Be6 (16… Qg6 {is interesting.} 17. Kh1 Be6 18. g3 Nh5 19. Nd2 Rad8) 17. g3
Bxc4 18. dxc4 Ne6 19. b4 Ne7 20. Ra2 (20. Nd5 $5 {[%cal Rd5f6]} Qg6 21. Qd3 $11
) 20… Rad8 21. h5 Ng5 22. Nxg5 Qxg5 23. Rd2 f5 24. exf5 Nxf5 25. Qg4 Qxg4 26.
Nxg4 Kf7 27. c5 g6 28. hxg6+ Kxg6 29. cxd6 cxd6 30. Ne3 Nxe3 31. Rxe3 $11 {
[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} Re6 32. c4 Rc8 33. Re4 Kf5 34. Rh4 Rc6 35. Kg2 Rg6
36. Kf3 Ke6 37. Rc2 Rf6+ 38. Ke3 d5 39. f3 Rg6 40. Kf2 dxc4 {The position is
equal.} 41. Rhxc4 Rxc4 42. Rxc4 {KR-KR} Kd5 43. Rc7 b6 44. g4 bxa5 45. bxa5 e4
46. Ke3 exf3 47. Kxf3 Kd4 48. Kf4 Rf6+ 49. Kg3 Rg6 50. Kh4 Rg5 51. Rc6 Rxa5 52.
Rxh6 Ra1 53. g5 a5 54. Ra6 Kc4 55. g6 Rg1 56. Kh5 Kb5 57. Ra8 {Precision:
White = 52%, Black = 78%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Gelfand, Boris”]
[Black “Stupak, Kirill”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “E09”]
[WhiteElo “2737”]
[BlackElo “2579”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “64”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 25,64,34,40,33,64,68,69,49,62,42,17,19,50,58,75,77,111,100,109,115,137,
141,138,137,152,145,220,236,307,326,711,568,574,569,2127,1944,29983,29983,
29998,29999,29999]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O
Nbd7 7. Qc2 c6 8. Nbd2 b6 9. e4 Bb7 10. e5 Ne8 11. cxd5 cxd5 12. Re1 Rc8 13.
Qd1 {E09: Closed Catalan: Main Line: 7 Qc2 c6 8 Nbd2} (13. Qa4 Nc7 14. Bf1 Qe8
15. Kg2 Nb8 16. Qxa7 Ba8 17. Qxb6 Nc6 18. Qb3 f6 19. Qe3 Qf7 20. exf6 Bxf6 {
0-1 (43) Donchenko,A (2554)-Giri,A (2771) Reykjavik 2017}) 13… Qc7 {LiveBook:
21 Games} 14. Nb1 b5 15. Bf1 $146 {White is slightly better.} ({Find the
theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 15. a3 a5 16. Bf1 Ba6 17.
Bd3 Nb8 18. Qe2 Qb6 19. Bg5 Bxg5 20. Nxg5 g6 {1/2-1/2 (54) Gonzales,J (2396)
-Shapiro,D (2274) Philadelphia 2001}) 15… b4 16. Bd3 h6 17. Bf4 Qb6 18. Nbd2
{[%cal Bb1d2,Bd2f3,Bf3e5][%mdl 32]} Ba6 19. Bc2 f5 {[#] Strongly threatening ..
.g5.} 20. exf6 $1 Rxf6 21. Rc1 Nd6 {[%cal Be8d6,Bd6c4,Bc4a3][%mdl 32]} 22. Ne5
{[%cal Bf3e5,Be5g4,Bg4h6][%mdl 32]} Nf8 23. Ndf3 Nc4 {[#]} 24. b3 $1 {[%cal
Rb3c4]} Na3 25. Ng4 Rf7 (25… Rxf4 $16 {was necessary.} 26. gxf4 Bd6) 26. Nfe5
$18 Rxc2 27. Nxf7 ({Weaker is} 27. Rxc2 Nxc2 28. Qxc2 Rf5 $18) 27… Rxc1 $2 {
[#]} (27… Kxf7 28. Ne5+ Kg8) 28. Nfxh6+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kh7 (28… gxh6 29.
Nxh6+) 29. Bxc1 {And now Ne5 would win.} gxh6 30. Nxh6 Ng6 31. Qf3 Bf8 32. Qf7+
Bg7 {Precision: White = 89%, Black = 29%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Eljanov, Pavel”]
[Black “Lenderman, Aleksandr”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “E32”]
[WhiteElo “2734”]
[BlackElo “2565”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “114”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 15,114,0,4,-1,0,0,28,38,30,20,39,29,33,27,34,36,37,40,49,49,49,48,49,49,
47,27,50,40,47,44,62,54,74,73,66,70,77,72,77,66,75,74,70,64,114,72,80,64,80,57,
79,69,74,73,115,35,75,86,110,97,181,102,116,39,49,26,146,149,144,110,138,60,55,
58,127,127,227,235,337,310,445,436,527,524,525,432,404,364,308,0,0,0,0,-580,
-580,-572,-557,-594,-594,-580,-572]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O
5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 d5 7. Bg5 dxc4 {E36: Nimzo-Indian: Classical: 4…d5 5 a3}
8. Qxc4 b6 {LiveBook: 99 Games} 9. Rc1 (9. Rd1 Ba6 10. Qa4 h6 11. Bh4 Qd7 12.
Qc2 Qc6 13. Qxc6 Nxc6 14. Bxf6 gxf6 15. Nf3 {1/2-1/2 (72) Morozevich,A (2675)
-Navara,D (2737) Biel 2017}) 9… Ba6 {The position is equal.} 10. Qa4 Qd7 (
10… c5 {is interesting.} 11. dxc5 h6 12. Bh4 bxc5 13. Nf3 Qe7) 11. Qxd7 Nbxd7
12. Bxf6 Nxf6 13. e3 Bxf1 14. Kxf1 Rfc8 15. Rc6 Nd5 $146 16. Nf3 Ne7 17. Rc2 f6
18. Ke2 Kf7 19. Rhc1 c6 20. Ne1 Ke8 21. Nd3 Kd7 22. g4 g5 23. h4 {[%cal Bh2h4,
Bh4h5][%mdl 32]} h6 24. Rh1 Rh8 25. e4 Ng6 26. h5 Ne7 27. Ke3 Rhf8 28. f3 a5
29. Rhc1 Ra7 30. Rc3 Rg8 31. b3 Rf8 32. Nb2 Re8 33. Nc4 Ra6 34. Kf2 Rd8 35. Rd3
(35. f4 $1 $16) 35… Ke8 36. e5 f5 37. Nd6+ Kf8 {[#]} (37… Kd7 $16) 38. d5 (
38. f4 $1 $18) 38… cxd5 39. Rc7 (39. Nb5 $16) 39… b5 $1 $14 40. Nxb5 (40.
Nb7 $5 {[%cal Rb7d8]} Re8 41. gxf5 $14) 40… Rc6 (40… fxg4 $1 $11 41. Nd4 (
41. fxg4 Nc6 $11) 41… Nf5) 41. Nd4 $16 Rxc7 42. Nxe6+ Kf7 43. Nxc7 {[%mdl
4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} ({Better is} 43. Nxd8+ $16 Ke8 44. Ne6 Rc2+ 45. Ke1)
43… d4 $14 44. Nb5 Rd5 (44… fxg4 $14 45. Rxd4 (45. fxg4 Nc6 $11) 45… Rb8)
45. e6+ $16 ({Don’t play} 45. Nxd4 $6 Nc6 $11) 45… Kf6 (45… Kf8 $16) 46.
Nxd4 $18 Rd6 (46… Ke5 {is a better defense.}) 47. b4 axb4 (47… f4 $142 48.
bxa5 Rd5) 48. axb4 {[%cal Ba3b4,Bb4b5][%mdl 32]} f4 49. b5 Ke5 50. Rd2 ({Not}
50. Nc6+ Nxc6 51. bxc6 Rxc6 $18) 50… Kf6 ({But not} 50… Rxd4 $2 51. Rxd4
Kxe6 52. b6) 51. Ke1 Nd5 52. Re2 $2 (52. Kd1 $18) 52… Ne3 $11 53. e7 Kf7 54.
Rd2 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (54. Rxe3 $11 {and White stays safe.} fxe3 55. Nf5)
54… Rxd4 $1 $19 {Black is clearly winning.} 55. Rb2 Rd7 56. b6 {Strongly
threatening b7.} Rb7 57. Ke2 Nd5 {Precision: White = 62%, Black = 39%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Ivanchuk, Vassily”]
[Black “Kazhgaleyev, Murtas”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A21”]
[WhiteElo “2727”]
[BlackElo “2570”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “31”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,31,16,16,6,22,22,16,10,12,0,8,-27,-26,-29,-26,-26,-29,-30,-28,-28,-24,
-34,-33,-39]} 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Bb4 3. Nf3 Bxc3 4. bxc3 d6 5. e4 Nc6 6. g3 {
A21: English Opening: 1…e5 2 Nc3} Nge7 7. Bg2 O-O 8. d3 {The position is
equal.} f5 9. exf5 Bxf5 10. Ng5 Qd7 11. O-O h6 12. Ne4 $146 Bh3 13. Bxh3 Qxh3
14. Qe2 Rf7 15. Bd2 Raf8 16. f3 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Vallejo Pons, Francisco”]
[Black “Karthikeyan, Murali”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “E10”]
[WhiteElo “2717”]
[BlackElo “2574”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “127”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 23,127,17,17,8,15,8,52,46,45,55,60,50,52,51,55,45,47,50,62,54,71,32,68,
33,42,44,71,67,68,62,93,75,192,193,187,119,135,130,138,91,147,147,150,153,147,
145,138,131,162,141,141,136,134,145,136,141,143,137,185,185,175,161,158,138,
218,229,194,202,318,319,297,292,291,307,293,293,664,664,645,636,651,552,584,
584,584,584,992,1312,4618,4618,4618,4618,29979,29979,29980,29978,29977,29978,
29976,29975,29980,29982,29984,29984,29989,29986]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5
4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Nbd2 O-O 6. Bg2 b6 7. O-O Bb7 8. Ne5 Nbd7 9. Qa4 Bd6 10. Nxd7
Qxd7 11. Qxd7 Nxd7 12. cxd5 exd5 {[#]} 13. Nc4 $1 {[%mdl 512] E16: Queen’s
Indian: 4 g3 Bb7 5 Bg2 Bb4+} Be7 (13… dxc4 14. Bxb7) 14. Bf4 c6 (14… g6 15.
Rac1 Rac8 16. Rfd1 Rfd8 17. h4 h5 18. Rc2 Bf8 19. Ne5 Nxe5 20. Bxe5 c6 21. e4
dxe4 22. Bxe4 Bg7 23. Rdc1 Re8 24. Bxc6 Rxc6 25. Rxc6 Bxe5 26. dxe5 Bxc6 27.
Rxc6 Rxe5 {1/2-1/2 (27) Ivanov,S (2547)-Kuzubov,Y (2622) Stockholm 2008}) 15.
Nd6 {White is slightly better.} Bxd6 16. Bxd6 Rfe8 17. Rfe1 $146 ({Find the
theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 17. e3 Nf6 18. Rfd1 Rad8
19. Bb4 a5 20. Be1 a4 21. b3 Ra8 22. Rdc1 Ra7 23. b4 b5 24. Bd2 Nd7 25. f3 Nb6
26. Bf1 Nc4 27. Bxc4 bxc4 {1/2-1/2 (27) Hudecek,J (2310)-Jurcik,M (2344)
Czechia 2010}) 17… Nf8 18. Rac1 Rad8 19. Ba3 Ne6 20. e3 f5 21. h4 Kf7 22. f3
Rc8 23. Bd6 c5 24. Be5 Ba6 25. Rc3 Bc4 26. Rec1 a5 27. a4 Ba6 (27… h5 $16)
28. f4 $1 $18 Red8 {[#]} 29. Bh3 (29. g4 $1 $18 {[%mdl 512]}) 29… g6 $16 30.
g4 $1 {[%cal Rg4f5]} cxd4 31. exd4 Rxc3 ({Black should play} 31… Rc4) 32.
Rxc3 fxg4 33. Bxg4 {Strongly threatening Rc6.} Rc8 34. Rb3 Rc6 35. Bf3 Bc4 36.
Re3 Ba2 {[#] intending …Rc1+.} 37. b3 $1 Nc7 38. Bxc7 Rxc7 39. Bxd5+ {
[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} Kf6 40. Kf2 Rd7 41. Re5 Bb1 42. Ke3 Bf5 43. Be4 {
And now Bxf5 would win.} Be6 (43… Bg4 $16 {was called for.} 44. b4 axb4) 44.
Bc6 $18 Rd8 {[#]} 45. d5 $1 Bf7 (45… Bc8 $142 46. Kd3 Ba6+ 47. Ke3 Bc8) 46.
Kd4 Rc8 47. Re1 Rd8 48. b4 axb4 49. Rb1 Be8 $2 (49… Rd6 50. Rxb4 Kf5) 50.
Bxe8 Rxe8 51. Rxb4 {KR-KR} Kf5 52. Rxb6 Re4+ 53. Kc5 Rxa4 54. Rb7 h5 55. d6 Kg4
56. d7 Ra8 57. Rb1 Kxh4 58. Rg1 {White mates.} Rg8 59. Kd5 Kh3 {[#]} 60. Rxg6
$3 {[%mdl 512]} Rxg6 61. d8=Q Rg3 62. Ke4 h4 63. f5 Kg2 64. Qxh4 {Precision:
White = 87%, Black = 42%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Bu, Xiangzhi”]
[Black “Flores, Diego”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A04”]
[WhiteElo “2714”]
[BlackElo “2580”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “45”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 15,45,53,49,45,65,59,69,54,48,56,55,40,47,31,47,20,31,33,43,52,73,61,77,
77,301,294,296,285,490,485,777,783]} 1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 b6 3. Nc3 Bb7 4. e4 d6 5.
d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Nf6 7. Qe2 Nc6 {A34: Symmetrical English: 2 Nc3, lines with …
d5} (7… e6 8. g3 Nbd7 9. Bg2 Qc7 10. O-O Rc8 11. b3 Be7 12. f4 a6 13. Bb2 g6
14. Rae1 O-O 15. Kh1 Rfe8 {1/2-1/2 (45) Georgiev,K (2669)-Berg,E (2594) Rijeka
2010}) 8. Nxc6 Bxc6 {LiveBook: 7 Games} 9. g3 e6 {White is slightly better.}
10. Bg2 Be7 11. O-O {[%cal Bh1f1,Bf1d1,Bd1d3][%mdl 32]} O-O 12. Rd1 {Hoping
for e5.} Qc7 13. b3 a6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13… Rfd8 14. a4 a6 15. Ba3 Qb7
16. Ra2 Rab8 {1-0 (43) Ivanov,M (2392)-Szotkowski,J (2183) Karvina 2013}) 14.
Ba3 Rfd8 15. Rd3 Ne8 16. Rc1 Qa7 17. Bb4 Rac8 18. Qe3 Rd7 19. a4 b5 $2 {[#]} (
19… h6 $16 {keeps fighting.}) 20. Qxa7 $18 ({Much less strong is} 20. cxb5 $6
Qxe3 21. Rxe3 Bb7 $18) ({Worse is} 20. axb5 axb5 21. Ne2 bxc4 $11) 20… Rxa7
21. cxb5 axb5 $2 (21… a5) 22. Nxb5 Rb7 (22… Raa8 $142 23. Rdc3 Bd7 24. Rxc8
Rxc8 25. Rxc8 Bxc8) 23. e5 {Precision: White = 82%, Black = 40%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Andreikin, Dmitry”]
[Black “Goganov, Aleksey”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D10”]
[WhiteElo “2708”]
[BlackElo “2567”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “129”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 10,129,37,45,35,17,6,0,10,12,19,0,19,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,14,10,16,8,10,16,26,
22,24,22,12,11,17,23,48,48,50,31,80,88,89,56,60,64,45,26,25,0,0,-33,-35,-153,
-88,-222,-214,-213,-218,-186,-234,-212,-210,-218,-215,-204,-204,-279,-278,-281,
-289,-286,0,-237,0,-281,-280,-281,-285,-280,-280,-276,-276,-269,-245,-426,-406,
-525,-564,-637,-626,-674,-604,-576,-567,-531,-435,-428,-414,-421,-421,-991,
-414,-404,-396,-376,-129,-109,-116,-133,-120,-111,-110,-103,-104,-112,-38,-34,
-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. cxd5 cxd5 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. e4 dxe4 6. d5
{LiveBook: 15 Games} Nb8 {D10: Slav Defence: 3 cxd5 (without early Nf3) and 3
Nc3} (6… Ne5 7. Bf4 Ng6 8. Bg3 f5 9. h4 f4 10. Bh2 e5 11. dxe6 Bxe6 12. h5
Ne5 13. Bxf4 Nd3+ 14. Bxd3 Qxd3 {1-0 (37) Aronian,L (2782)-Smeets,J (2651)
Nice 2010}) 7. Nxe4 Nf6 8. Nxf6+ exf6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 8… gxf6 9. Nf3 Na6
10. Bf4 e5 11. dxe6 Qxd1+ 12. Rxd1 Bb4+ 13. Nd2 fxe6 14. Bc4 {1-0 (39)
Giessmann,S (2252)-Meulner,F (1870) Fuerth 2016}) 9. Bb5+ Bd7 (9… Nd7 $5 {
[%cal Rd8a5]} 10. Qe2+ Qe7 $11) 10. Qe2+ Qe7 {…Bxb5 is the strong threat.}
11. Be3 Bxb5 12. Qxb5+ Qd7 $1 {[%cal Rd7b5]} 13. Qb3 Na6 {[%cal Bb8a6,Ba6c5,
Bc5d3][%mdl 32]} 14. Ne2 Nc5 15. Qc4 Qa4 16. Rc1 Qxc4 17. Rxc4 Nd3+ 18. Kd2 Ne5
19. Rc7 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is pushing.} b6 20. Rhc1 Bb4+ 21. Kc2 Bd6 22.
Rb7 $1 O-O 23. Kb3 Rfd8 24. Nc3 Ng4 25. Bd4 Nh6 26. Nb5 Nf5 $1 27. Bc3 (27. Be3
$5) 27… Bc5 28. Rd1 a6 $1 {[%cal Ra6b5]} ({And not} 28… Bxf2 29. Rf1 $16)
29. Nc7 Rd7 {Strongly threatening …Rc8.} 30. d6 ({Better is} 30. Bb4 $15)
30… Rad8 ({Weaker is} 30… Rxd6 31. Nxa8 Rxd1 32. Rb8+ Bf8 33. Kc2 $18 (33.
Nxb6 Nd4+ 34. Kc4 Ne6 $16)) (30… Nxd6 $142 31. Nxa8 Rxb7) 31. Bb4 (31. Rd5
$17 {was worth a try.}) 31… Nxd6 $19 32. Ra7 Bxb4 33. Kxb4 Nc8 34. Rxd7 Rxd7
{[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} 35. Rb7 h5 36. a4 Kh7 37. a5 bxa5+ $1 38. Kxa5
Nd6 39. Ra7 Nc8 40. Rb7 Nd6 41. Ra7 Nc4+ 42. Kxa6 Nxb2 43. Kb5 Nd3 44. f3 h4
45. Kb6 Ne1 46. Kc6 $2 (46. Ra2) 46… Rd2 47. Nd5 Rxg2 48. f4 Rxh2 49. Rxf7
Re2 50. f5 {If White can now play Nxf6+ this consolidates a bit.} Kg8 51. Ra7
h3 52. Ra8+ Kh7 53. Ra3 h2 54. Rh3+ Kg8 55. Nf4 Rc2+ $1 56. Kd6 {[#]} Kf7 $2 (
56… g6 $1 $19 {and Black stays clearly on top.} 57. fxg6 (57. Nxg6 Nf3) 57…
Nf3 $1 {[%mdl 512]}) 57. Ng6 $17 Rd2+ $1 58. Kc7 {White wants to mate with Rh8.
} Rd5 $1 59. Nh8+ {[#]} Ke8 $1 60. Rxh2 Nf3 (60… Rxf5 $2 61. Kd6 $19) 61.
Re2+ {[#]} Re5 ({Black should try} 61… Ne5 $1 $17 62. Ng6 Kf7 63. Nxe5+ fxe5)
62. Ra2 $1 $15 {[%cal Ra2a8] Intending Ra8+ and mate.} Nh4 63. Ra4 {The
position is equal.} Nxf5 {aiming for …Re7+.} 64. Ra8+ Ke7 {And now …Nh4
would win.} 65. Ng6+ {Precision: White = 61%, Black = 75%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Jobava, Baadur”]
[Black “Salgado Lopez, Ivan”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D14”]
[WhiteElo “2702”]
[BlackElo “2627”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “40”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,40,8,14,25,10,12,0,0,0,9,9,12,5,7,0,0,0,0,0,0,7,14]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4
c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 cxd5 5. Bf4 Nc6 6. Nf3 Bf5 7. Qb3 Na5 8. Qa4+ Bd7 9. Qc2
e6 {D14: Slav Defence: Exchange variation with …Bf5} 10. e3 Be7 11. h3 {
LiveBook: 7 Games} Ne4 12. Bd3 f5 {The position is equal.} 13. O-O Rc8 14. Ne5
O-O 15. Rac1 Nc6 16. Nxc6 $146 ({Reject} 16. Nxe4 fxe4 17. Bxe4 dxe4 $17) ({
Predecessor:} 16. Nxd7 Qxd7 {1/2-1/2 (66) Batsiashvili,N (2489)-Muzychuk,A
(2561) Novi Sad 2016}) 16… Rxc6 17. Qe2 a6 18. f3 Nxc3 19. Rxc3 Rxc3 20. bxc3
b5 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi”]
[Black “Delgado Ramirez, Neuris”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E10”]
[WhiteElo “2702”]
[BlackElo “2614”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “63”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 22,63,37,35,39,21,48,56,48,49,71,48,58,48,62,35,35,-6,0,-44,20,19,29,0,
0,0,0,16,9,5,26,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. e3
d5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bb5+ Nc6 7. O-O cxd4 8. exd4 Be7 9. Ne5 Bd7 10. Nc3 O-O 11.
Re1 {B14: Caro-Kann: Panov-Botvinnik Attack with 5…e6 and 5…g6} (11. Bf4
Rc8 12. Re1 a6 13. Bxc6 Bxc6 14. Re3 b5 15. Ne2 Bd7 16. Ng3 Be6 17. f3 Nd7 18.
Qe2 Re8 {1/2-1/2 (65) Kuzubov,Y (2701)-Parligras,M (2580) Al Ain 2014}) 11…
Rc8 12. Bg5 {LiveBook: 7 Games} a6 13. Ba4 {White is slightly better.} (13.
Bxc6 $5 Bxc6 14. Qe2 $14 (14. Nxc6 bxc6 15. Bh4 Bd6 $11)) 13… Be6 14. Bxc6
bxc6 {[#]} 15. Na4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15. Qe2 Qb6 16. Nxf7 Bxf7 17. Qxe7 Rfe8
18. Qc5 Qxc5 19. dxc5 {1/2-1/2 (57) Suba,M (2565)-Koutsin,S (2435) Collado
Villalba 1996}) 15… h6 16. Bxf6 Bxf6 17. Rc1 Re8 18. Nc5 Bf5 19. f4 (19. Qf3
$5 {[%cal Rf3f5]} g6 20. Qc3 $11) 19… Be7 20. Nb3 (20. Qh5 $5 {[%cal Rh5f7]}
g6 21. Qd1 $11 (21. Qxh6 Bf8 $17)) 20… Qd6 ({Black should play} 20… Bd6 $15
) 21. Qh5 $11 Bg6 22. Nxg6 fxg6 23. Qe5 Qb4 24. Qe6+ $1 Kf8 $1 $132 {[%mdl
2048] Black is not keeping still} 25. Qxg6 {[#] Strongly threatening Re6.} Bf6
26. Qg3 (26. Red1 {with more complications.} Re2 27. Kh1 Kg8 28. h3 Qd6 29. Rf1
) 26… Bxd4+ {The position is equal.} 27. Nxd4 Qxd4+ 28. Qf2 Rxe1+ 29. Rxe1
Qxf2+ 30. Kxf2 c5 31. Re6 c4 32. Rxa6 {Precision: White = 43%, Black = 56%.}
1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Amin, Bassem”]
[Black “Erdos, Viktor”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B31”]
[WhiteElo “2699”]
[BlackElo “2619”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “114”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,114,29,10,15,9,10,10,16,8,10,9,8,0,13,0,0,4,23,32,42,52,54,-15,-14,
-3,0,-20,-17,-45,-53,-56,-46,-52,-39,-47,-47,-47,-54,-61,-40,-26,-28,-35,-13,
-12,0,-14,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,8,6,6,13,18,12,62,56,66,23,24,18,39,14,14,14,14,
14,21,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.
Bb5 g6 4. Bxc6 bxc6 5. O-O Bg7 6. Re1 Nf6 {[%cal Bg8f6,Bf6d5,Bd5c7,Bc7e6,Be6d4]
[%mdl 32]} 7. e5 Nd5 8. c4 {B31: Sicilian: 2…Nc6 3 Bb5 g6} Nc7 9. b3 {
LiveBook: 5 Games} (9. d4 cxd4 10. Qxd4 Ne6 11. Qh4 d6 12. exd6 Qxd6 13. Nc3 h5
14. Bd2 O-O 15. Ne4 Qc7 16. Bc3 f6 17. Qg3 Qxg3 18. hxg3 Rd8 {1/2-1/2 (56)
Anand,V (2783)-Kasparov,G (2812) Saint Louis 2017}) 9… Ne6 10. Bb2 d6 11. Nc3
Nd4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11… O-O 12. Na4 dxe5 13. Bxe5 f6 14. Bb2 Re8 15. g3
Bh6 {1-0 (50) Matinian,N (2491)-Kulaots,K (2597) Minsk 2017}) 12. exd6 Qxd6 13.
Ne4 Qc7 14. Nxd4 cxd4 15. Ba3 {[#] Nd6+ is the strong threat.} O-O $1 16. d3
Bf5 17. Ng3 Be6 18. Bc5 Rfe8 19. Rxe6 (19. Re4 $14) 19… fxe6 $11 20. Qg4 e5
21. h4 Qc8 22. Qxc8 Rexc8 23. Bxe7 Re8 (23… Kf7 $5 {[%cal Rf7e7]} 24. Bg5 Bf6
$15) 24. Bd6 Bf8 25. c5 Be7 26. h5 gxh5 27. Ne4 Kf7 28. Bxe5 Bxc5 29. f4 Ba3
30. Kf2 Kg6 31. Rh1 Rxe5 32. fxe5 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} Re8 33. Rh3
Rxe5 34. Rg3+ Kf7 35. Ng5+ Ke8 36. Nf3 Rc5 37. Nxd4 Bb2 38. Ne2 Rc2 39. Rg5
Bd4+ 40. Kf3 Bb6 41. a4 Rd2 42. Nf4 Bc7 43. Rxh5 (43. Ne6 {seems wilder.} Rxd3+
44. Ke4 Rd7 45. Rxh5 Re7 46. Rh6) 43… Bxf4 $1 {The position is equal.} 44.
Kxf4 {Strongly threatening g4.} Rxg2 45. Rxh7 $14 {KR-KR} Rb2 46. Rxa7 {
[#] Black must now prevent Rb7.} Rxb3 47. d4 {next Ke5 is good for White.} Kd8
48. Ke5 {And now Kd6 would win.} Rb4 49. a5 {Threatens to win with Kd6.} Kc8
50. a6 Ra4 51. d5 (51. Re7 {seems wilder.} Rxa6 52. Kd6 c5+ 53. Kxc5 Kd8 54.
Rh7) 51… cxd5 52. Kxd5 (52. Kd6 {is more complex.} Kb8 53. Rb7+ Ka8 54. Kc5
Rxa6 55. Re7) 52… Kb8 53. Rb7+ Ka8 54. Rb6 Ka7 55. Re6 Ra5+ 56. Kc4 Rxa6 57.
Rxa6+ Kxa6 {Precision: White = 66%, Black = 63%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Cheparinov, Ivan”]
[Black “Mastrovasilis, Dimitrios”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D42”]
[WhiteElo “2695”]
[BlackElo “2573”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “63”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 14,63,0,-11,28,28,21,29,39,-33,39,37,48,35,41,47,46,46,39,39,43,41,36,
34,41,41,143,135,129,118,225,79,68,76,84,14,87,80,90,82,287,297,265,252,373,
322,416,164,164,162,463,454]} 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 c5 5. cxd5
Nxd5 6. e3 Nc6 7. Bd3 Be7 8. a3 {LiveBook: 3 Games. D42: Queen’s Gambit
Declined: Semi-Tarrasch: 5 cxd5 Nxd5 6 e3 Nc6 7 Bd3} (8. O-O O-O 9. Nxd5 Qxd5
10. e4 Qd6 11. dxc5 Qxc5 12. Be3 Qa5 13. a3 Ne5 14. b4 Nxf3+ 15. Qxf3 Qe5 16.
Bf4 Qd4 17. Rfd1 g6 {0-1 (32) So,W (2812)-Vachier Lagrave,M (2796) Leuven 2017}
) 8… O-O 9. Nxd5 Qxd5 10. Qc2 {The position is equal.} h6 {[%cal Rc5d4]} 11.
Bh7+ Kh8 {White must now prevent …g6.} 12. Be4 Qd6 {[%cal Rc5d4]} 13. dxc5
Qxc5 14. Qxc5 Bxc5 15. b4 {[%cal Bb2b4,Bb4b5][%mdl 32]} Be7 16. Bb2 $146 Bd7
17. Ke2 Rfd8 18. Rhd1 Kg8 19. Rac1 Rac8 (19… Be8 $14) 20. b5 Nb8 21. a4 $36 {
[%mdl 2048] Black is under strong pressure.} b6 (21… a6 $16 {might work
better.}) 22. Bb7 (22. Be5 $1 $18 {is the precise move to win.}) 22… Rxc1 $16
23. Rxc1 f6 24. e4 (24. Nd4 $1 $16) 24… Kf7 (24… e5 $1 $11) 25. e5 Bc5 26.
Nd2 {Hoping for Ne4.} fxe5 $2 (26… Be8 $16 {was worth a try.}) 27. Ne4 $18 ({
Weaker is} 27. Bxe5 Bc8 $16) 27… Bd4 28. Ba3 Be8 (28… Kg8 $142 29. Rc7 Re8)
29. Nd6+ Ke7 {[#]} 30. Rc7+ $2 (30. Nc8+ $1 Kf7 31. Bd6) 30… Rd7 {[#]} 31.
Rc8 $1 {[%cal Rc8e8][%mdl 1024] White has strong compensation.} Rd8 $2 {[#]} (
31… Bh5+ 32. Bf3 Bxf3+ 33. Kxf3 Bc5 34. Bxc5 bxc5) 32. Nf7+ $1 {[%mdl 512]
Precision: White = 58%, Black = 31%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Inarkiev, Ernesto”]
[Black “Mchedlishvili, Mikheil”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B09”]
[WhiteElo “2694”]
[BlackElo “2607”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “57”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 15,57,3,12,-19,0,-4,0,0,18,-2,-20,-10,20,30,39,35,87,85,90,85,97,90,106,
111,72,50,77,12,127,0,0,0,174,172,237,232,235,216,234,177,593,584,29995,29996]
} 1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. f4 Bg7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be3 b6 7. e5 Ng4 8. Bg1
c5 {LiveBook: 37 Games. B09: Pirc Defence: Austrian Attack} 9. Qe2 {[#] Hoping
for Qe4.} (9. dxc5 bxc5 10. h3 Nh6 11. Bc4 Nc6 12. Qe2 Nf5 13. Bf2 dxe5 14. Bd5
Ncd4 15. Qd3 Rb8 16. fxe5 Rxb2 {0-1 (24) Stefanova,A (2545)-Lagno,K (2539)
Moscow 2010}) 9… cxd4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9… Ba6 10. Nb5 cxd4 11. Bxd4 Nc6
12. O-O-O Bxb5 13. Qxb5 Nxd4 14. Rxd4 Qb8 {0-1 (40) Jurkiewicz,K (2184)
-Reizniece,D (2275) Aviles 2000}) 10. Bxd4 {White wants to play Qe4.} Nc6 {
The position is equal.} 11. O-O-O Nxd4 12. Rxd4 Nh6 13. g3 Bb7 14. Bh3 b5 15.
Kb1 (15. Nxb5 $2 Qb6 $19) 15… Nf5 (15… Rb8 $14) 16. Bxf5 $1 $16 gxf5 17.
Rhd1 {[%cal Re5d6]} (17. Nxb5 Qb6 $15) 17… Qc8 18. Nd5 $36 {[%mdl 2048]
White is in control.} ({Don’t play} 18. Nxb5 $6 Rb8 $11) 18… Re8 19. R4d3 (
19. Qxb5 $6 e6 $11) 19… b4 20. Nxb4 Be4 21. Rd4 ({Much worse is} 21. exd6
exd6 22. Ng5 (22. Rxd6 $2 Qb7 $19) 22… Qc4 $17) (21. Rb3 $16) 21… Rb8 {[#]}
(21… a5 $1 $11 22. Nd3 Rb8) 22. b3 (22. Ng5 $1 $16) 22… a5 23. Nd5 a4 $2 (
23… Bxf3 $1 $11 24. Qxf3 dxe5 25. fxe5 Bxe5) 24. Rxa4 $18 Qc5 (24… e6 {
is a better defense.}) 25. Rxe4 fxe4 26. Qxe4 {Black must now prevent Ng5.}
dxe5 27. fxe5 {Ng5 is the strong threat.} Rbd8 $2 (27… e6) 28. Ng5 e6 {
[%cal Rd8d5]} 29. Nf6+ {Precision: White = 56%, Black = 38%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Najer, Evgeniy”]
[Black “Aleksandrov, Aleksej”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C54”]
[WhiteElo “2694”]
[BlackElo “2580”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “101”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,101,8,41,0,0,0,0,6,12,5,29,6,9,14,8,6,14,0,0,0,0,0,19,0,15,0,8,0,5,0,
4,-24,-15,-42,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,3,0,0,-27,0,0,0,0,13,13,11,0,127,119,1285,1231,
1102,1057,879,750,711,728,687,664,550,618,554,527,804,803,759,710,805,522,982,
940,1711,1422,12840,12840,29981,29982,29982,29983]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4
Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 Qe7 8. Nbd2 {C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3
Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3} a6 9. a4 Ba7 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 10. Qe2 {
White is slightly better.} (10. b4 Bd7 11. Rb1 g5 12. Bg3 Nh5 13. b5 axb5 14.
axb5 Na5 15. Bd5 Nxg3 16. hxg3 {0-1 (43) Salem,A (2638)-Giri,A (2775) Geneve
2017}) 10… Be6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10… Bd7 11. b4 g5 12. Bg3 Nh5 13. Nb3
Nd8 14. d4 f6 15. b5 Be6 16. bxa6 bxa6 {1/2-1/2 (31) Turzak,M (2010)-Mrva,V
(2149) Slovakia 2009}) 11. b4 O-O 12. O-O Rfe8 (12… g5 $5 {[%cal Rg5h4]} 13.
Bg3 Rfb8 $11) 13. Rfb1 Rab8 (13… g5 $5 {[%cal Rg5h4]} 14. Bg3 Bxc4 15. Nxc4
b5 $14) 14. a5 Bxc4 15. Nxc4 Qe6 16. Bxf6 Qxf6 17. b5 axb5 18. Rxb5 Nd8 19.
Rab1 Ra8 (19… c6 $5 {[%cal Rc6b5]} 20. R5b2 Ra8 $14) 20. g3 Qe6 21. Kg2 c6
22. R5b2 Bb8 23. Ra1 Bc7 24. Nb6 Ra6 25. Qc2 g6 26. h4 h5 27. Rbb1 Kg7 28. Qb2
d5 (28… Bxb6 $5 29. axb6 Rxa1 30. Rxa1 Qd7 $11) 29. Re1 f6 (29… Bxb6 $5 30.
axb6 Rxa1 31. Qxa1 (31. Rxa1 f6 $11) 31… Qd6 $11) 30. Qb4 Qf7 31. Rab1 Bxb6
32. axb6 Ne6 33. d4 dxe4 (33… Qd7 $5 {[%cal Re6f4]} 34. dxe5 Nf4+ 35. Kg1
Nh3+ 36. Kg2 Nf4+ 37. Kg1 Nh3+ 38. Kg2 Nf4+ $11) 34. Rxe4 exd4 35. Rbe1 {
[#] And now Qd6 would win.} Raa8 (35… c5 $11 {keeps the balance.} 36. Qb3
dxc3) 36. Nxd4 $16 c5 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (36… Nxd4 $16 37. Re7 Rxe7 38. Rxe7
Ne6) 37. Nxe6+ $18 Rxe6 38. Qxc5 Rc6 39. Qxc6 bxc6 40. Re7 Rb8 41. Rxf7+ Kxf7 {
[%mdl 4096] Endgame KR-KR} 42. Rb1 Ke6 43. Kf3 Kd5 44. b7 g5 45. Ke3 Kc4 46.
Kd2 gxh4 47. gxh4 c5 48. Kc2 f5 49. Rb6 f4 50. f3 Kd5 51. Kb3 {Precision:
White = 49%, Black = 33%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Ponomariov, Ruslan”]
[Black “Sethuraman, S P.”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C54”]
[WhiteElo “2694”]
[BlackElo “2617”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “31”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,31,0,-14,-33,-25,-26,-28,-55,0,0,7,10,7,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.
Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. Nbd2 d6 7. b4 Bb6 8. O-O Ne7 {C54: Giuoco Piano:
4 c3 Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3} 9. a4 c6 10. Bb3 Ng6 {LiveBook: 6
Games} 11. d4 exd4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11… h6 12. Qc2 Nh5 13. dxe5 dxe5 14.
Nc4 Bc7 15. Ne1 Nhf4 16. f3 Qf6 17. g3 Nh3+ {1-0 (44) Fedoseev,V (2673)-Khanin,
S (2416) Khanty-Mansiysk 2016}) 12. cxd4 Bg4 13. Qc2 d5 ({Black should play}
13… Nf4 $15) 14. e5 $11 {[#] aiming for a5.The position is equal.} Nh5 15. a5
Bc7 16. a6 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Kuzubov, Yuriy”]
[Black “Zhigalko, Sergei”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A35”]
[WhiteElo “2688”]
[BlackElo “2642”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “108”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,108,14,0,0,11,-14,0,-23,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
-16,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-10,-26,-9,-8,-7,0,-50,-38,-22,-9,
-107,-54,-116,-29,-56,-28,-81,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0]} 1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. e3 e6 5. d4 d5 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Bb5 cxd4
8. exd4 Bd6 {B14: Caro-Kann: Panov-Botvinnik Attack with 5…e6 and 5…g6} 9.
O-O O-O 10. Bg5 Bg4 {LiveBook: 5 Games} 11. Bxc6 bxc6 12. h3 (12. Qd3 h6 13.
Bh4 Bxf3 14. Qxf3 g5 15. Bg3 Re8 16. Rae1 Rxe1 17. Rxe1 Bxg3 18. Qxg3 {0-1 (40)
Wen,Y (2613)-Sethuraman,S (2619) China 2017}) 12… Bh5 13. Re1 h6 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 13… Rb8 14. b3 Bb4 15. Rc1 Qa5 16. Bxf6 Bxc3 {1-0 (35)
Kanovsky,D (2391)-Cerveny,M (2327) Stare Mesto 2013}) 14. Bh4 $1 g5 15. Bg3 Qb8
16. Bxd6 Qxd6 17. Qd3 (17. g4 $5 {[%cal Rg4h5]} Bg6 18. Rc1 $11) 17… Bxf3 18.
Qxf3 Rae8 19. Qd3 Rxe1+ 20. Rxe1 Re8 21. Rxe8+ Nxe8 22. Nd1 Qb4 23. Ne3 Qxb2
24. Ng4 h5 25. Ne5 Qc1+ 26. Kh2 Nd6 27. Qe3 Qxe3 28. fxe3 $11 {[%mdl 4096]
Endgame KN-KN} f6 29. Nxc6 Nc8 30. Nb4 Nb6 31. Kg3 Kf7 32. Kf3 Ke6 33. Na6 Kd6
34. e4 Na4 35. exd5 Nc3 36. a3 f5 37. Nb4 (37. h4 $5 gxh4 38. Kf4 $17) 37… a5
38. Nc2 $1 Nxd5 39. g3 {[#]} (39. a4 $11) 39… a4 ({Black should try} 39…
Ke6 $1 $17) 40. Ke2 (40. Ne1 $15) 40… Nc3+ (40… f4 $17 41. Kf2 fxg3+ 42.
Kxg3 Nc3) 41. Ke3 Kd5 {aiming for …Kc4.} 42. h4 {[#]} (42. Kd3 $11 Ne4 43. h4
) 42… gxh4 (42… f4+ $1 $17 {[%mdl 512]} 43. Kf3 (43. gxf4 gxh4) 43… g4+
44. Kxf4 Ne2+ 45. Kg5 Nxg3) 43. gxh4 {The position is equal.} Kc4 {And now …
Nd5+ would win.} 44. Kf4 Kb3 45. Nb4 $1 Kxa3 46. Nd3 Kb3 47. Nc5+ $1 Kc4 {[#]}
(47… Kb2 {is interesting.} 48. Nxa4+ Nxa4 49. Kxf5) 48. Nxa4 $1 {[%mdl 512]}
Nxa4 49. Kxf5 Kxd4 {KN-KP} 50. Kg5 Ke5 51. Kxh5 Kf6 52. Kg4 Kg6 53. h5+ Kh6 54.
Kf4 Kxh5 {Precision: White = 65%, Black = 61%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Rapport, Richard”]
[Black “Cordova, Emilio”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “E01”]
[WhiteElo “2675”]
[BlackElo “2616”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “65”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 13,65,-11,-14,-12,-16,-16,-13,-26,-5,-32,0,0,14,30,29,22,53,41,77,75,72,
0,83,75,74,80,69,73,102,39,32,30,34,47,147,166,145,132,148,165,303,302,349,328,
385,383,372,260,1403,1347,1245,678,674,671]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2
Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. cxd5 {E00: Catalan Bogo-Indian (3 g3 Bb4+)} (6. Nf3 c6 7.
O-O O-O 8. Qc2 Nbd7 9. Rd1 Ne4 10. Bf4 g5 11. Be3 f5 12. Nc3 Nd6 13. b3 Bf6 14.
Qc1 h6 15. h4 Nf7 16. hxg5 hxg5 17. Na4 Qe7 {1-0 (36) Giri,A (2771)-Carlsen,M
(2832) Leuven 2017}) 6… exd5 7. Nc3 O-O {LiveBook: 12 Games} 8. Nh3 {The
position is equal.} c6 9. O-O $146 ({Predecessor:} 9. Qc2 Na6 10. a3 Nc7 11.
Nf4 Ne6 12. Nxe6 Bxe6 13. O-O Qd7 14. b4 Bh3 15. Bg5 Bxg2 {1/2-1/2 (15)
Gaprindashvili,N (2318)-Razuvaev,Y (2540) Elista 2002}) 9… Bf5 10. Kh1 Nbd7 {
[%cal Bb8d7,Bd7b6,Bb6c4][%mdl 32]} 11. f3 Nb6 12. Nf4 Nc4 13. Bc1 Bb4 14. Qb3
a5 15. e4 Bg6 16. e5 Ne8 17. Nce2 ({Better is} 17. Bh3 $16) 17… Nc7 (17…
Bf5 $1 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 18. Nxg6 $16 hxg6 19. Qd3 a4 20. Bh3 f5 21. a3
(21. Rb1 $16) 21… Ba5 $14 22. Rg1 Ne6 23. f4 Bb6 (23… Qb6 $14) 24. g4 $16
Qh4 25. gxf5 gxf5 26. Bxf5 {[%cal Bh3f5,Bf5g6,Bg6e4,Be4d5][%mdl 32]} Rae8 (
26… Rxf5 $142 27. Qxf5 Nxd4 28. Nxd4 Bxd4) 27. Bg6 $18 Nxd4 28. Nxd4 Bxd4 29.
Qxd4 Rxe5 {[#] aiming for …Re2.} 30. Be4 c5 $2 (30… Re7 31. Bxd5+ cxd5) 31.
Bxd5+ {White is clearly winning.} (31. fxe5 $2 {loses.} cxd4 32. Bxd5+ Kh8 $19)
31… Kh8 32. Qxc4 Rh5 {[%csl Gh5][%cal Rh4h2]} 33. Qe2 {Precision: White =
61%, Black = 40%.} ({Worse is} 33. Rg2 Qe1+ 34. Rg1 Qf2 $11) 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Dubov, Daniil”]
[Black “Fridman, Daniel”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E04”]
[WhiteElo “2666”]
[BlackElo “2625”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “72”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 15,72,-6,26,31,52,52,54,62,68,64,58,75,108,108,113,107,107,102,85,55,65,
50,61,35,39,35,50,43,78,-87,-97,-80,4,12,7,-78,-67,-83,-21,-24,-37,-34,-20,-19,
-15,-10,-13,-19,0,-23,-8,-18,-13,-43,0,-18,0,-54,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3
d5 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 c5 6. O-O Nc6 7. Na3 cxd4 8. Nxc4 Be7 {LiveBook: 19 Games}
9. b3 {E04: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3} Ne4 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and
annotate with similar games:} 9… d3 10. e3 O-O 11. Bb2 Ne4 12. Nfe5 Nxe5 13.
Nxe5 Nc5 14. b4 Nd7 15. Nxd3 a5 16. a3 Bf6 {1/2-1/2 (45) Fridman,D (2627)
-Inkiov,V (2451) Belgium 2008}) 10. Bb2 $1 {[%cal Rf3d4][%mdl 1024] White has
compensation.} Nc3 11. Qd2 {White is slightly better.} Bf6 12. Ba3 {Nd6+ is
the strong threat.} Nb5 13. Bc5 {And now a4 would win.} Be7 14. Bxe7 Qxe7 15.
a4 Nc3 16. Rfe1 Ne4 17. Qf4 f5 18. Rad1 Qf6 19. e3 dxe3 20. Qxe3 {Threatens to
win with Nfd2.} O-O 21. Nd4 Nb4 22. Nd2 $2 ({Reject} 22. Bxe4 fxe4 23. Qxe4 e5
$11) (22. f4 $16) 22… e5 $17 23. Nxf5 Nxf2 (23… Nc2 $1 $17 {[%cal Rc2e3]}
24. Nxe4 Qxf5) 24. Qxf2 $11 {Black must now prevent Qc5.} Bxf5 25. Bxb7 {[#]} (
25. Ne4 $1 $11 {remains equal.} Qe7 26. Qc5 Qxc5+ 27. Nxc5) 25… Rab8 $1 $17 {
[%cal Rb8b7]} 26. Be4 $1 {[#]} Bg4 ({Better is} 26… Nc2 $1 $17 {[%cal Rc2e1]}
27. Bxc2 Bxc2 28. Qxf6 gxf6) 27. Qxf6 $11 gxf6 28. Bf3 Bxf3 (28… Bf5 {
is more complex.} 29. Rf1 Bh3 30. Rf2 Nd3 31. Re2 Be6) 29. Nxf3 Rfd8 30. Rxd8+
Rxd8 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} 31. Rc1 Rd7 32. a5 Kf7 33. Rc4 Nd5 34. Rc6
Nb4 35. Rc4 Nd5 36. Rc6 Nb4 {Precision: White = 58%, Black = 45%.} (36… Rc7
$15 37. Rxc7+ Nxc7) 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Akobian, Varuzhan”]
[Black “Kovalyov, Anton”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “D37”]
[WhiteElo “2662”]
[BlackElo “2649”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “122”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 26,122,-10,-15,0,0,0,0,0,-10,-10,-10,-10,-16,-16,-18,-10,-8,-16,-62,0,0,
0,-59,-59,-114,-113,-116,-117,-134,-128,-129,-123,-123,-116,-116,-116,-116,
-116,-116,-116,-116,-116,-155,-120,-112,-112,-110,-49,-49,-49,-129,-121,-221,
-213,-207,-208,-200,-191,-545,-504,-634,-635,-588,-581,-529,-497,-479,-481,
-568,-472,-574,-567,-663,-659,-647,-616,-604,-512,-598,-598,-597,-597,-625,
-632,-685,-610,-1787,-1625,-1167,-1435,-1200,-1264,-5128,-5122,-29988,-29989,
-29986,-29986]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. e3 a6 6. a4 c5 7.
Bxc4 Nc6 8. O-O Be7 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. Qe2 Qc7 11. h3 O-O 12. Rd1 b6 13. e4 Nd7 {
D27: Queen’s Gambit Accepted: Classical main line: 7 e4!? and 7 a4} 14. Be3 {
LiveBook: 9 Games} Bxe3 15. Qxe3 Nb4 {The position is equal.} 16. Qe2 Bb7 17.
Rac1 Nc5 18. Qe3 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar
games:} 18. Rd4 Rad8 19. Rcd1 Rxd4 20. Rxd4 Rd8 21. Qd2 Rxd4 22. Qxd4 {1/2-1/2
(48) Malesevic,N (2335)-Vernersson,P (2516) Sweden 2005}) 18… Rad8 19. Be2
Rxd1+ 20. Rxd1 h6 21. Qd4 Nc6 22. Qc4 Na5 23. Qd4 Nc6 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black
has some pressure.} 24. Qc4 a5 25. g3 (25. Qa2 $15) 25… Rd8 $17 26. Rxd8+
Qxd8 27. Kf1 Ba6 28. Nb5 Nb4 29. b3 Qf6 30. e5 Qf5 31. Kg2 Bb7 32. Nd6 Bxf3+ $1
33. Bxf3 Qxe5 34. Ne4 Nbd3 35. Nxc5 Ne1+ 36. Kh1 {[#] Strongly threatening Nd7.
} bxc5 (36… Qxc5 $17 37. Qxc5 bxc5) 37. Be4 $1 $15 f5 38. Bc6 (38. Bb7 $15)
38… Qd6 $17 39. Qb5 (39. Bb7 $17 {might work better.}) 39… Nd3 40. f4 g5
41. Bf3 gxf4 42. Qe8+ $2 (42. gxf4 {was the crucial defense.} Nxf4 43. Qxa5)
42… Kg7 $19 43. Bh5 Qd5+ 44. Kh2 {[#] Intending Qg6+ and mate.} fxg3+ 45.
Kxg3 {White wants to mate with Qg6+.} Qd6+ 46. Kf3 {White threatens Qg6+ and
mate.} Ne5+ 47. Ke2 Qd3+ 48. Ke1 {next Qe7+ is good for White.} Qe3+ 49. Kf1
Qxh3+ 50. Kg1 {intending Qe7+.} Qg3+ 51. Kf1 Qd3+ 52. Ke1 {and if Qe7+ works,
White does fine.} Qd6 53. Be2 f4 {[%cal Bf5f4,Bf4f3,Bf3f2][%mdl 32]} 54. Qa8
Qd5 55. Qxa5 f3 56. Bb5 Qe4+ 57. Kd2 Qd4+ 58. Kc2 c4 59. bxc4 f2 60. Qc7+ Kf6
61. c5 Nc4 {Precision: White = 37%, Black = 74%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Grachev, Boris”]
[Black “Melkumyan, Hrant”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D63”]
[WhiteElo “2654”]
[BlackElo “2642”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “94”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,94,7,14,32,28,27,21,30,2,3,8,14,0,2,0,7,0,0,0,6,6,6,6,6,6,0,0,0,-19,
-12,-26,-27,-27,-25,-21,-17,-35,-37,-26,-8,-8,-7,-12,-8,-8,-8,-8,0,0,0,-29,0,
-68,0,0,0,-39,-39,-39,-6,-39,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6
3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 O-O 6. Nf3 Nbd7 7. Rc1 h6 8. Bh4 c5 {D63: Queen’s
Gambit Declined: Classical: 7 Rc1} 9. dxc5 dxc4 10. Bxc4 Nxc5 11. O-O {
LiveBook: 10 Games} Nfe4 12. Qxd8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12. Nxe4 Nxe4 13. Bxe7
Qxe7 14. Qd4 Nf6 15. Bb3 b6 16. Qf4 {1/2-1/2 (70) Le,Q (2723)-Adams,M (2738)
Baku 2016}) 12… Bxd8 13. Nxe4 Nxe4 14. Bxd8 Rxd8 15. Rfd1 Bd7 16. Bb3 Be8 17.
Nd4 b6 18. Bc2 Nd6 19. Bd3 e5 20. Nc6 Bxc6 $1 21. Rxc6 Rac8 22. Rxc8 Rxc8 $11 {
[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 23. f4 e4 24. Ba6 Rc6 {[#] And now …b5 would
win.} 25. a4 Kf8 26. Rd2 Ke7 27. Kf2 Rc1 28. Be2 Ra1 29. b3 Rc1 30. Bd1 Rc3 31.
Rc2 Rxc2+ 32. Bxc2 {KB-KN} a5 33. Ke2 Ke6 34. Kd2 Kd5 35. g4 g5 36. f5 (36.
fxg5 $11 hxg5 37. Bd1) 36… f6 (36… Ke5 $15) 37. Kc3 {[#]} h5 $1 {[%mdl 512]
} 38. h3 (38. gxh5 $5 {[%cal Rh5h6]} Nxf5 39. b4 $15) 38… hxg4 39. hxg4 Kc5
40. Bd1 Nf7 41. Be2 {The position is equal.} Ne5 42. Bd1 Nf3 43. Bxf3 exf3 44.
Kd2 $1 Kd5 {( -> …Ke4)} 45. Ke1 Ke5 $1 46. Kf1 $1 Kd5 $1 47. Ke1 Ke5 $1 {
Precision: White = 63%, Black = 65%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Bruzon Batista, Lazaro”]
[Black “Anton Guijarro, David”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C67”]
[WhiteElo “2651”]
[BlackElo “2656”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “89”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,89,0,10,-16,0,0,16,11,24,11,45,38,52,52,43,28,29,27,31,37,59,57,52,
65,83,81,99,91,126,116,118,105,204,123,149,151,188,187,235,173,269,169,189,183,
346,352,319,327,405,360,595,587,528,410,377,376,476,465,465,456,537,550,536,
399,541,551,603,621,657,650]} 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. Rd1+ Ke8 10. Nc3 {[%cal Bb1c3,
Bc3e2,Be2f4,Bf4h5,Bh5f6][%mdl 32]} Be7 11. Ne2 {C67: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence:
4 0-0 Nxe4} b6 {LiveBook: 3 Games} (11… Nh4 12. Nxh4 Bxh4 13. Be3 Be7 14. a4
h5 15. a5 h4 16. Nd4 Rh5 17. a6 Rxe5 18. Bf4 Rd5 {1/2-1/2 (59) Vachier Lagrave,
M (2796)-So,W (2812) Paris 2017}) 12. Nf4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12. b3 a5 13. a4
Bb7 14. Ned4 Nxd4 15. Nxd4 Rd8 16. Bf4 Rg8 17. Nf5 Rxd1+ 18. Rxd1 Bd8 {1/2-1/2
(28) Efimenko,Z (2647)-Parligras,M (2586) Al Ain 2015}) 12… Rg8 13. a4 {
[%cal Ba2a4,Ba4a5][%mdl 32] The position is equal.} g5 14. Nh5 $1 h6 15. b3 Rg6
16. Bb2 c5 17. Nf6+ Kf8 18. a5 b5 19. Nd5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is more
active.} Rc6 20. e6 Bxe6 21. Ne5 Bxd5 22. Rxd5 Rd6 23. Rxc5 Rad8 {( -> …Rd1+)
} 24. Rf1 Nd4 {[#]} 25. Bxd4 $1 ({Wrong is} 25. Rxc7 $2 Ne2+ 26. Kh1 Rd1 $19)
25… Rxd4 26. Rxc7 Rd2 (26… a6 $16 {was called for.}) 27. g3 a6 28. Re1 Rd1
29. Rxd1 Rxd1+ $18 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 30. Kg2 Re1 (30… Rd6 {
might work better.} 31. Ra7 Re6) 31. Nf3 Re4 32. Rc6 g4 $2 {[#]} (32… Re6 {
was worth a try.} 33. Rc8+ Kg7) 33. Nh4 $1 ({Not} 33. Rxa6 gxf3+ 34. Kxf3 Re6
$16) 33… Re5 34. Rxa6 Kg7 35. Ra7 {Rxe7! is the strong threat.} Bb4 $2 (35…
Kf6 {was necessary.} 36. Rb7 b4) 36. a6 Rc5 37. Rb7 {aiming for a7.} Rxc2 {
Now …Bc5 and Black clings on.} 38. Nf5+ Kg6 {If Black can now play …Bc5
this consolidates a bit.} 39. Ne3 Ra2 40. Rb6+ Kg7 41. Nf5+ Kh7 {intending …
Bc5.} 42. Rxh6+ Kg8 43. Rc6 {White is clearly winning.} Kh7 44. Ne3 f5 45. Kf1
{Precision: White = 79%, Black = 32%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Mareco, Sandro”]
[Black “Bluebaum, Matthias”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C11”]
[WhiteElo “2649”]
[BlackElo “2633”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “43”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 25,43,8,8,8,8,0,11,0,0,0,0,0,10,0,0,-32,-18,-19,-6,-43]} 1. e4 e6 2. d4
d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 a6 8. Qd2 b5 9. dxc5 Bxc5
10. Bd3 {C11: French: Classical System: 4 e5 and 4 Bg5 dxe4} Qb6 11. Bf2 h6 12.
O-O Bb7 (12… O-O 13. Rae1 Ra7 14. f5 Bxf2+ 15. Rxf2 d4 16. Ne4 exf5 17. Ng3
f6 {1/2-1/2 (56) Yu,Y (2749)-Vitiugov,N (2720) Khanty-Mansiysk 2017}) 13. Rae1
Bxf2+ {LiveBook: 3 Games} 14. Qxf2 Qxf2+ 15. Rxf2 Nc5 (15… b4 $5 {[%cal
Rb4c3]} 16. Ne2 O-O $11) 16. a3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 16. Rd2 b4 17. Ne2 g5 18.
fxg5 hxg5 19. Nxg5 {0-1 (49) Vuilleumier,A (2362)-Studer,N (2462) Flims 2016})
16… b4 17. axb4 Nxb4 18. Bf1 Ke7 19. Nd4 Nc6 20. Rd2 Nxd4 21. Rxd4 a5 22. Bb5
1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Cori, Jorge”]
[Black “Jones, Gawain C B”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A48”]
[WhiteElo “2648”]
[BlackElo “2668”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “193”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,193,6,0,0,0,0,5,1,4,4,46,43,43,16,9,14,13,15,60,66,97,97,95,98,96,95,
98,96,97,83,90,68,74,78,93,92,89,88,123,114,106,71,71,71,71,72,85,61,94,85,88,
77,89,91,93,89,92,64,72,69,78,73,62,42,94,85,117,113,113,100,103,93,106,117,
130,93,121,122,130,126,168,148,177,167,176,166,156,87,165,165,152,87,233,233,
233,233,233,233,233,233,233,227,213,213,213,213,233,233,233,239,250,239,234,
248,247,219,233,228,222,0,230,228,228,214,230,224,253,253,253,252,252,247,213,
177,320,304,506,496,556,556,556,556,556,556,548,548,536,531,548,538,1804,1775,
1743,1700,1766,1051,1766,1754,1729,1754,1591,1510,1270,970,29967,29968,29970,
10469,29983,29984,29984,29984,29983,29982]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. g3
O-O 5. Bg2 c5 6. Nc3 cxd4 7. Nxd4 {[%cal Bf3d4,Bd4b3,Bb3d2,Bd2c4][%mdl 32]} Qc7
{E60: King’s Indian: Unusual lines and Fianchetto Variation without Nc3} (7…
Nc6 8. O-O Qa5 9. e3 d6 10. h3 Bd7 11. Qe2 Rfc8 12. Rd1 Rab8 13. Bd2 Qe5 14.
Nc2 a6 15. Nd5 Nxd5 16. cxd5 Na7 17. Bc3 Qg5 18. Bxg7 Kxg7 {0-1 (44) Ding,L
(2764)-Svidler,P (2742) Novi Sad 2016}) 8. Nd5 Nxd5 9. cxd5 Qb6 10. Nb3 d6 11.
O-O Qa6 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 12. a4 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and
annotate with similar games:} 12. Be3 Bxb2 13. Rb1 Bg7 14. Qd2 Nd7 15. Bd4 {
0-1 (68) Kashlinskaya,A (2429)-Muzychuk,A (2558) Doha 2016}) 12… Qc4 13. Nd2
Qb4 14. Ra2 Na6 15. b3 Bf5 16. Ba3 Qd4 17. e4 Bd7 18. Nc4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Rd2
is the strong threat. White has some pressure.} Qxd1 19. Rxd1 Rfc8 20. e5 $1
Rxc4 21. bxc4 Bxe5 22. Rb1 Rb8 23. Re2 Bf6 24. a5 Kf8 25. Bc1 Nc5 26. Bh6+ Ke8
27. Be3 Bg4 28. Ra2 Bf5 29. Rb4 Kd7 30. h3 h5 31. Bf1 (31. Ra3 {is interesting.
} Kd8 32. h4 Kc7 33. Rb5 Bd7 34. Rb1) 31… Bc3 32. Bxc5 dxc5 33. Rb3 Be5 34.
Kg2 Kc7 35. Bd3 Bd7 36. Be4 Bd6 37. Rb1 h4 38. g4 f5 39. gxf5 gxf5 40. Bf3 Be5
41. Ra3 Bd4 42. Rab3 b6 (42… Rg8+ $14 43. Kf1 Bc8) 43. axb6+ Rxb6 44. Rxb6
axb6 $16 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KB} 45. Rb3 Bf6 46. Be2 Bd4 47. Ra3 Bc8 48.
Bf3 Be5 49. Ra7+ Kd8 50. Bh5 Bb8 51. Ra2 Bb7 52. Bf7 Bd6 53. f3 Kc7 54. Be8 (
54. Kf2 $142) 54… f4 (54… Bc8 $16 {was necessary.}) 55. Bb5 $18 Bc8 {[#]}
56. Kh2 (56. Re2 $142 $1) 56… Kb8 (56… Be5 $16) 57. Rg2 Be5 {[#]} 58. Rg6
$1 Kc7 59. Rc6+ Kd8 60. Rxb6 Bd6 61. Ba4 Kc7 62. Rb2 Be5 63. Rg2 Bf6 64. Bb5
Bf5 65. Rg8 Bc8 66. Kg2 Be5 67. Rf8 Bb7 68. Rf5 Kd6 69. Rg5 Bc8 70. Rg8 Kc7 $1
71. Re8 Bf6 72. Kh2 Bb7 73. Ba4 Ba6 74. Bb3 Bc8 75. Bc2 Ba6 76. Bd3 Bb7 77. Kg2
Ba6 (77… Bc8 $142 78. Rf8 Bd7) 78. Ra8 Bb7 $2 (78… Bc8 79. Bg6 Kb7) 79. Ra5
Bd4 80. Bf5 Kb6 81. Ra4 Ba6 82. Kf1 Bb7 83. Ke2 Bc3 84. Kd3 Bf6 85. Ke4 e5 86.
Be6 Bg7 87. Kf5 Kc7 88. Ra5 Bf8 89. Kxe5 Bd6+ 90. Kf5 Kb6 91. Ra4 Ba6 92. Kg4
Be5 93. Kxh4 Bc3 94. Kg4 (94. Kg5 $142 Bb7 95. h4 Kc7 96. h5 Be5 97. h6 Bc3 98.
h7 Bg7 99. Kxf4) 94… Bb4 95. d6 {[%cal Bd5d6,Bd6d7][%mdl 32] White mates.}
Bc3 96. d7 Bf6 97. Bd5 {Precision: White = 77%, Black = 48%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Lenic, Luka”]
[Black “Fressinet, Laurent”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D52”]
[WhiteElo “2646”]
[BlackElo “2657”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “88”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 13,88,28,30,8,8,10,17,0,26,41,37,23,23,20,29,23,39,38,36,40,39,23,35,14,
14,14,14,14,63,14,12,14,14,20,15,18,79,86,65,54,106,0,0,0,5,0,0,0,0,-43,-9,-10,
-8,-7,-8,-18,0,-106,0,-48,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6
3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 c6 5. Bg5 Nbd7 6. e3 Qa5 7. Nd2 Bb4 8. Rc1 {D52: Queen’s
Gambit Declined: Cambridge Springs Variation} (8. Qc2 O-O 9. Be2 c5 10. Bxf6
Nxf6 11. Nb3 Bxc3+ 12. bxc3 Qa4 13. Rc1 cxd4 14. cxd4 Qb4+ 15. Qd2 Qxd2+ 16.
Nxd2 dxc4 17. Nxc4 Bd7 {1-0 (71) Radjabov,T (2710)-Dreev,A (2652) Doha 2016})
8… Ne4 9. Ncxe4 dxe4 10. c5 b6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10… Qxa2 11. Bc4 Qa5
12. Ke2 h6 13. Ra1 Qc7 14. Bf4 e5 15. Bg3 Nxc5 16. dxc5 {1-0 (58) Vega
Gutierrez,S (2375)-Goryachkina,A (2485) Mamaia 2016}) 11. a3 Bxd2+ $1 12. Qxd2
Qxd2+ 13. Kxd2 {cxb6 is the strong threat.} bxc5 14. b4 f6 15. Bf4 e5 16. dxe5
fxe5 17. Bg3 h5 {aiming for …h4.} 18. h4 Ke7 19. Be2 Rd8 20. Rhd1 cxb4 21.
axb4 {Threatening Ke1.} Nf6+ 22. Ke1 Rxd1+ 23. Rxd1 a5 24. Bxe5 a4 {[#]} (24…
Ba6 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 25. Rc1 $1 $16 Bb7 26. Ra1 (26. b5 $5 {[%cal
Rb5c6]}) 26… Nd5 {[#]} (26… a3 $14) 27. Bxg7 (27. Bd4 $1 $16) 27… Nxb4
$11 28. Kd2 c5 29. Bxh5 Rg8 30. Bc3 Bc6 31. Rg1 a3 {White must now prevent …
Rd8+.} 32. Ra1 $1 Rxg2 33. Rxa3 Rxf2+ 34. Kc1 Kd6 35. Bd1 (35. Bg6 $11) 35…
Rh2 ({Black should play} 35… Na2+ $17 36. Kb1 Nxc3+ 37. Rxc3 Rf1) 36. h5 (36.
Bxb4 $5 cxb4 37. Ra6 $15) 36… Bb5 (36… Nd3+ {is more complex.} 37. Kb1 Rh1
38. Kc2 Be8 39. Ra6+ Kd5) 37. Bxb4 {The position is equal.} cxb4 {[%mdl 4096]
Endgame KRB-KRB} 38. Ra7 Bc4 39. Rb7 Kc5 (39… b3 $5) 40. Rc7+ Kb5 41. Rb7+ $1
Ka5 42. Ra7+ Kb6 43. Ra8 Rh1 {Strongly threatening …Be2.} 44. Kd2 Rh2+ {
Precision: White = 64%, Black = 57%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Areshchenko, Alexander”]
[Black “Demchenko, Anton”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B51”]
[WhiteElo “2645”]
[BlackElo “2650”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “151”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 27,151,42,44,45,39,37,41,41,47,36,48,43,50,41,42,32,43,3,18,22,25,20,
118,123,117,18,66,0,0,0,38,0,0,0,0,-20,80,74,82,74,66,68,34,5,0,-545,-549,
-1574,-177,-186,-183,-177,-179,-159,-129,-128,-131,-133,-126,-125,-116,-126,
-132,-124,-126,-165,-143,-177,-177,-255,-231,-237,-208,-215,-184,-216,-143,
-151,-148,-173,-171,-242,-198,-193,-168,-190,-8,-8,-8,-13,0,0,0,-13,-15,-63,
-13,-75,-44,-93,-8,-27,-38,-169,-132,-164,0,0,0,0,0,-8,0,0,8,8,5117,5117,5116,
5116,5116,5116,5116,5116,5116,5088]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. O-O Ngf6
5. Re1 a6 6. Bf1 b6 7. c4 Bb7 8. Nc3 e6 9. d4 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Be7 {B51: Sicilian:
Moscow Variation (3 Bb5+) without 3…Bd7} 11. f3 O-O 12. Be3 Qc7 13. Rc1 Rac8
14. Qd2 Qb8 {LiveBook: 23 Games} 15. b3 (15. b4 Bd8 16. Kh1 Bc7 17. Na4 {
0-1 (30) Kovalev,V (2641)-Adhiban,B (2670) Khanty-Mansiysk 2017}) 15… Rfe8
16. Kh1 Bd8 17. Bg1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 17. Red1) 17… Bc7 18. Nc2 Ne5 19.
Rcd1 Red8 20. Qe3 Ng6 21. Qf2 h5 22. Na4 b5 23. Nb6 Bxb6 $1 24. Qxb6 d5 (24…
h4 $1 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 25. exd5 $16 exd5 26. Nb4 ({White should try}
26. cxb5 $16 Rxc2 27. bxa6) 26… dxc4 27. Rxd8+ (27. Nxa6 $14 Bxa6 28. Qxa6)
27… Rxd8 $11 28. bxc4 bxc4 29. Nxa6 Bxa6 30. Qxa6 c3 31. Qa3 c2 (31… Qc7
$11) 32. Bd3 $16 Nf4 {[%cal Bg6f4,Bf4g2,Bg2h4][%mdl 32]} 33. Bxc2 Nxg2 34. Rb1
({Much weaker is} 34. Kxg2 Rd2+ 35. Kh1 Rxc2 $17) 34… Qc8 35. Rc1 Qh3 $36 {
[%mdl 2048] ( -> …Nh4). Black has some pressure.} 36. Rd1 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (
36. Qa5 $1 $11 Re8 37. Qf5 Qxf5 38. Bxf5) 36… Re8 $19 37. Rd2 Nh4 $2 (37…
Nf4 {And now …h4 would win.} 38. Qb3 h4) 38. Qd3 Nxf3 39. Re2 Rxe2 40. Qxe2
Nxg1 41. Kxg1 g6 42. Bb3 Qf5 43. Qf2 {White wants to play Qxf5.} Qe5 44. Qg3
Qa1+ 45. Kg2 {Black should prevent Qxg6+.} Ng4 46. Qf4 Qb2+ 47. Kf1 Ne5 48. Qf2
(48. h4 {was called for.}) 48… Qb1+ 49. Qe1 Qd3+ 50. Qe2 {intending Qxd3.}
Qc3 51. Qc2 Qa5 52. Qe4 Kg7 53. Qd4 f6 54. h4 (54. h3 {is a better defense.})
54… Qb5+ 55. Kf2 Ng4+ $1 56. Ke1 Qb8 $2 (56… Qc6 $19 57. Ke2 Qg2+ 58. Kd1
Qh1+ 59. Kc2 Qxh4) 57. Qd7+ $1 $11 Kh6 58. Qd2+ Kg7 {White must now prevent …
Qe5+.} 59. Qd7+ Kh6 60. Qd2+ g5 61. hxg5+ $1 fxg5 {Threatens to win with …
Qg3+.} 62. Qd4 (62. Qc3 $11) 62… Ne5 {aiming for …Nf3+.} 63. Qd5 Qb4+ (
63… g4 $17 {Strongly threatening …Qb4+.} 64. Qd2+ Kg7 65. Qg5+ Ng6) 64. Ke2
Qg4+ 65. Ke3 {[#]} (65. Ke1 $1 $15 Qg3+ 66. Ke2) 65… Qf4+ $1 $19 66. Ke2 Ng4
$2 (66… h4 $19 67. a4 Kh5) 67. Qe6+ $11 Nf6 {…h4 is the strong threat.} 68.
a4 $1 {[%cal Ba2a4,Ba4a5,Ba5a6,Ba6a7][%mdl 32]} g4 69. Qe3 Kg5 70. a5 g3 {
Hoping for …Qxe3+.} 71. a6 Ne4 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (71… Ne8 $11) 72. Qxf4+ $18
{White is clearly winning.} Kxf4 {[#]} 73. Kf1 $1 Nd2+ 74. Kg2 h4 75. a7 h3+
76. Kxh3 {Precision: White = 48%, Black = 43%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Piorun, Kacper”]
[Black “Hou, Yifan”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E06”]
[WhiteElo “2644”]
[BlackElo “2670”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “79”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,79,14,14,13,3,9,18,18,8,15,18,14,12,8,18,10,11,8,34,27,26,23,34,15,
35,16,59,50,33,40,68,3,10,0,11,0,5,0,20,16,33,41,27,36,41,40,31,26,19,28,29,6,
7,11,14,0,0,0,-3,-2,0,-10]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. d4 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O
6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 c5 9. dxc5 Bxc5 {E05: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3 Be7} 10.
Qxc4 b6 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 11. Ne5 Ra7 $1 12. Nd3 (12. Nc3 Bb7 13. Bxb7 Rxb7
14. Bg5 h6 15. Rad1 Qe7 16. Bxf6 Qxf6 17. Nd3 {1-0 (73) Aronian,L (2792)
-Topalov,V (2761) Leuven 2016}) 12… Be7 13. Bf4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. Nc3
Bb7 14. Rd1 Bxg2 15. Kxg2 Nbd7 16. Bf4 Qa8+ {1-0 (28) Horbing,S (2090)-Niegsch,
N (1998) Pardubice 2014}) 13… Bb7 14. Bxb7 Rxb7 15. Nd2 b5 16. axb5 axb5 17.
Qc2 Nd5 18. Be5 Nd7 19. Bd4 Qb8 20. Nf3 h6 21. Rfc1 Rc7 22. Qb3 Rfc8 23. Rxc7
Rxc7 24. Nfe5 Bf6 25. e4 (25. Ra5 $14) 25… Bxe5 $11 26. Nxe5 N5f6 27. Qe3 Qd8
28. Nd3 Rc4 {[#] aiming for …Ng4.} 29. f3 Qb8 30. b3 Rc8 31. Qd2 e5 32. Be3
Qd6 33. Nb4 Qe6 34. Qd3 Nc5 35. Bxc5 (35. Qxb5 $5 {[%cal Re3c5]} Nxb3 36. Ra6
$14) 35… Rxc5 {The position is equal.} 36. Kg2 Kh7 37. Ra7 Rc1 {[#] Strongly
threatening …Qb6.} 38. Nd5 Nxd5 39. exd5+ Qg6 40. Qxg6+ {Precision: White =
64%, Black = 61%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Bachmann, Axel”]
[Black “Dreev, Aleksey”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B13”]
[WhiteElo “2634”]
[BlackElo “2648”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “82”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 11,82,15,18,17,11,22,43,30,46,33,47,46,39,8,27,11,13,16,15,4,20,13,32,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-3,0,0,-30,-23,-22,-24,-22,-22,-22,-21,-85,-14,-14,-21,-54,
0,-63,-46,-360,-359,-335,-337,-824,-824,-824,-819,-824,-824,-1000,-976,-966,
-926,-893,-818,-802,-802,-802,-802]} 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Bd3 Nc6
5. c3 Qc7 6. Ne2 Bg4 7. O-O {B13: Caro-Kann: Exchange Variation and
Panov-Botvinnik Attack} Nf6 8. Qe1 g6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 8… Bh5 9. f4 e6
10. Ng3 Bd6 11. f5 {1/2-1/2 (11) Sadzikowski,D (2547)-Tari,A (2597) Gallipoli
2017}) 9. Bf4 {White is slightly better.} Qb6 10. h3 Bxe2 11. Qxe2 Bg7 12. a4
O-O 13. Re1 Rfe8 14. Na3 Nh5 15. Be3 Qc7 16. Qd2 Rad8 17. Nb5 Qb8 18. Be2 Nf6
19. Bf4 e5 20. dxe5 Ne4 21. Qe3 Bxe5 22. Bxe5 Rxe5 23. Bf1 Rde8 {Threatens to
win with …Nc5!} 24. Qf4 Qd8 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black has some pressure.} 25. f3
Qb6+ 26. Kh2 $1 Ng5 27. Rxe5 Rxe5 28. Qg3 (28. Qd2 $11 {remains equal.}) 28…
Ne6 (28… a6 $17 29. a5 Qc5) 29. a5 $1 $11 {[%cal Ra5b6]} Qe3 30. a6 bxa6 (
30… b6 $1 $15) 31. f4 ({White should try} 31. Rxa6 $11 Ne7 32. f4 (32. Rxa7
$2 Nf5 $19)) 31… Nxf4 32. Rxa6 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (32. Qxe3 $15 Rxe3 33. Rxa6)
32… Qc1 $19 33. Rxc6 {Qf2 is the strong threat.} Qxf1 34. Rf6 $2 {[#]} (34.
Qf3 Qxf3 35. Rc8+ Kg7 36. gxf3 Re2+ 37. Kh1) 34… Re1 $1 {[%csl Ge1][%cal
Rf1h1] Black is clearly winning.} ({Weaker is} 34… Qxb5 35. Qxf4 Qe8 36. Rd6
$17 (36. Rxf7 $2 Re4 $19)) 35. Qxf4 {[#]} Qg1+ $1 36. Kg3 Re3+ 37. Kh4 Re4 38.
Kg3 Rxf4 39. Rxf4 Qe3+ 40. Rf3 Qe5+ 41. Kf2 Qb8 {Precision: White = 42%, Black
= 75%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Kovalenko, Igor”]
[Black “Kravtsiv, Martyn”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C89”]
[WhiteElo “2634”]
[BlackElo “2670”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “142”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 27,142,24,45,-4,0,0,0,-6,-10,-16,4,0,1,0,10,-12,-12,-12,-12,-19,-12,-35,
0,0,0,0,0,-4,-7,-13,-13,-31,-39,-44,-41,-119,-114,-144,-144,-144,-127,-120,0,
-110,-99,-102,-87,-105,-106,-116,-106,-89,-87,-118,-110,-132,-106,-115,-123,
-160,-159,-254,-236,-244,-238,-221,-235,-246,-246,-360,-241,-254,-251,-383,
-370,-520,-516,-535,-525,-512,-424,-417,-424,-424,-423,-385,-391,-416,-385,
-423,-379,-498,-502,-479,-440,-377,-374,-460,-444,-817,-682,-908,-908,-878,
-888,-818,-544,-531,0,-854,-845,-997,-787,-1099,-952,-1440,-1417]} 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. d3 Bd6 13. Re1 Bf5 14. Qf3 Re8 {[%cal Re8e1]
LiveBook: 39 Games. C89: Closed Ruy Lopez: Marshall Attack} (14… Qh4 15. g3
Qh3 16. Be3 Bxd3 17. Nd2 Qf5 18. Bd4 Rfe8 19. a4 Kf8 20. h4 Rxe1+ 21. Rxe1 f6
22. Qxf5 Bxf5 {1/2-1/2 (33) Vachier Lagrave,M (2796)-Carlsen,M (2832) Paris
2017}) 15. Be3 Nxe3 16. Rxe3 {[#]} Rxe3 $146 {The position is equal.} 17. Qxe3
Bxd3 18. Nd2 {[%cal Bb1d2,Bd2f1,Bf1g3][%mdl 32]} Qd7 {Hoping for …Re8.} 19.
Re1 Kf8 20. Qf3 Bg6 21. Rd1 Re8 22. Nf1 Qc7 23. h4 h5 24. Ng3 c5 {White must
now prevent …c4.} 25. Bd5 Qe7 (25… Bxg3 $5 26. fxg3 c4 $11) 26. Bc6 Rd8 $1
27. Be4 $132 {[%mdl 2048] Threatens to win with Bxg6. White is not keeping
still} Kg8 28. Bxg6 fxg6 29. Nf1 Qxh4 30. g3 Qf6 31. Qxf6 (31. Qc6 $15) 31…
gxf6 $15 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 32. c4 Kf7 33. Ne3 Bc7 34. Rc1 Bd6 (
34… b4 $17 35. Nd5 Be5) 35. b3 (35. Rd1 $1 $11) 35… f5 36. Nd5 Re8 37. Kf1
{[#]} h4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 38. gxh4 Rh8 39. cxb5 axb5 {[%cal Ba6b5,Bb5b4][%mdl
32]} ({Not} 39… Rxh4 $2 40. bxa6 Rh8 41. Nb6 $18) 40. Nc3 Rxh4 41. Rc2 {[#]}
b4 $1 42. Na4 Rh8 43. Rc4 {[#]} Rc8 $1 44. f4 (44. Rc2 $17 {is the only way
for White.}) 44… Ke6 $19 45. Kg2 Rc7 46. Kf3 Kd5 47. Rc2 Rh7 48. Rd2+ (48.
Rg2 $142 Rh3+ 49. Kf2) 48… Ke6 49. Re2+ Kf7 50. Rf2 (50. Rc2 $142) 50… Rh3+
51. Ke2 {[#]} (51. Kg2 $142 Rh4 52. Kf1) 51… c4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 52. Nb2 (52.
bxc4 Ra3) 52… cxb3 53. axb3 Rxb3 54. Nd3 Rb1 55. Kd2 Ra1 56. Ke3 Ra8 57. Kd4
Re8 58. Kd5 Re4 59. Rf1 Kf6 60. Rf3 Bc7 61. Kc6 Bb8 62. Nc5 Rxf4 63. Rh3 (63.
Rd3 $142 Rc4 64. Kb5) 63… Ba7 64. Nd7+ Kg7 65. Ne5 Re4 66. Kd5 Bb8 67. Nd7
Ba7 68. Ne5 $1 Bd4 {Black is clearly winning.} 69. Nd7 Re7 70. Kd6 Re3 71. Rh4
Rd3 {Precision: White = 37%, Black = 74%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Xiong, Jeffery”]
[Black “Motylev, Alexander”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D11”]
[WhiteElo “2633”]
[BlackElo “2668”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “29”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 11,29,7,25,20,21,20,24,13,24,16,13,13,14,0,0,0,7,0,0,0]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4
c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Qb3 a6 (4… dxc4 5. Qxc4 Bg4 6. Nbd2 Nbd7 7. g3 e6 8. Bg2 Be7
9. Qb3 Qb6 10. O-O O-O 11. Nc4 Qa6 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bxf6 Bxf6 14. e3 {1/2-1/2
(43) Kozul,Z (2617)-Mamedov,R (2689) Minsk 2017}) 5. Bf4 dxc4 6. Qxc4 {D11:
Slav Defence: 3 Nf3 sidelines and 3…Nf6 4 e3 Bg4} b5 {LiveBook: 8 Games} 7.
Qb3 e6 8. a4 Be7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 8… Bb7 9. Nbd2 Be7 10. e3 O-O 11. Be2
Nbd7 12. O-O Qb6 {1-0 (44) Sulypa,A (2479)-Mohammad,S (2320) Antalya 2006}) 9.
e3 {[%cal Ra4b5]} Bb7 10. Be2 O-O {The position is equal.} 11. O-O Nbd7 12. Rd1
c5 13. axb5 axb5 14. Rxa8 Qxa8 15. Qxb5 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son”]
[Black “Adhiban, B.”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A06”]
[WhiteElo “2629”]
[BlackElo “2670”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “29”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 13,29,37,41,27,25,33,50,30,34,5,12,10,13,7,68,0,5,0]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 e6
3. c4 c6 4. e3 Bd6 5. b3 f5 6. Bd3 Nf6 7. O-O O-O 8. Ba3 {A84: Dutch Defence:
2 c4 Miscellaneous} b6 (8… Bxa3 9. Nxa3 Qe7 10. Qc1 Ne4 11. Nc2 b6 12. Ne5
Bb7 13. Qa3 c5 14. f3 Nf6 15. cxd5 Nxd5 16. dxc5 bxc5 17. Bc4 {1/2-1/2 (85)
Kortschnoj,V (2566)-Tseshkovsky,V (2554) Dresden 2010}) 9. Qc1 a5 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 9… Bb7 10. Bxd6 Qxd6 11. Qa3 Qxa3 12. Nxa3 Na6 13. cxd5 cxd5
14. Bxa6 Bxa6 15. Rfc1 Rac8 16. Ng5 Rfe8 17. f3 h6 18. Nh3 Kf7 19. Nc2 Bb7 20.
Nb4 {1/2-1/2 (50) Kagan,N (2260)-Mora Manez,J (2080) Elista 1998}) 10. Nbd2 {
White is slightly better.} Ba6 11. Ne5 c5 12. Ndf3 Nbd7 13. Rd1 Rc8 (13… Bb7
$11) 14. Nxd7 (14. cxd5 $14 Bxd3 15. dxe6) 14… Qxd7 $11 15. dxc5 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Bok, Benjamin”]
[Black “Artemiev, Vladislav”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B46”]
[WhiteElo “2620”]
[BlackElo “2692”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “120”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 22,120,12,13,15,3,10,22,10,17,11,8,12,8,14,10,17,0,0,-6,-6,-38,-16,-35,
-22,-45,-45,-74,-29,-104,-47,-64,-77,-82,-80,-170,-164,-165,-70,-52,-6,-10,-6,
-6,-16,-13,-6,-106,-95,-183,-176,-265,-242,-338,-338,-338,-338,-338,-338,-338,
-338,-338,-338,-338,-336,-324,-325,-333,-339,-329,-226,-342,-338,-328,-327,
-345,-338,-306,-300,-307,-300,-377,-371,-330,-257,-362,-328,-403,-387,-711,
-677,-579,-547,-1045,-1045,-866,-831,-4134,-2949,-988,-987]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6
3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. Bd3 Qc7 8. O-O Nf6 9. Qe2 d5
10. b3 {B46: Sicilian: Taimanov: 5 Nc3 a6} Bb7 (10… Be7 11. Bb2 O-O 12. Rae1
Bb7 13. Kh1 Rfe8 14. f4 g6 15. e5 Nd7 16. f5 exf5 17. Bxf5 Bf8 18. Bxd7 Qxd7
19. Na4 Qc7 {1/2-1/2 (36) Kryvoruchko,Y (2702)-Rublevsky,S (2689) Novi Sad 2016
}) 11. Bb2 Bd6 12. Kh1 {LiveBook: 4 Games. The position is equal.} e5 13. f4 {
[#] exd5 is the strong threat.} d4 14. Na4 O-O 15. c3 c5 16. Rac1 Qe7 17. Nb6
Rad8 18. Nc4 Rfe8 19. cxd4 cxd4 $146 20. f5 Bb4 21. Bb1 Qd7 {aiming for …d3.}
22. Rfd1 Qc7 23. Qf3 a5 24. a3 Bf8 25. Qe2 (25. g4 $11) 25… h5 (25… Ba6 $17
) 26. Bd3 Ba6 27. Re1 Rb8 28. Nxe5 (28. Qd1 $17) 28… Qxe5 $19 29. Bxa6 Bd6 (
29… Nxe4 30. Qxh5 Rxb3 31. Bc4 $11) ({Stronger than} 29… Qxe4 30. Qd2 $11)
({Black should play} 29… Rxb3 $19 {Strongly threatening …Ng4.} 30. Bc4 Rb7)
30. g3 $15 h4 31. Rcd1 $1 hxg3 {[%cal Rf6e4]} 32. Bxd4 Qxe4+ 33. Qxe4 Nxe4 34.
Bc4 (34. Bd3 $11 Nf2+ 35. Bxf2 gxf2 36. Rxe8+ Rxe8 37. Kg2) 34… gxh2 $17 {
Hoping for …Ng3+.} 35. Kg2 {[#]} (35. Ba7 $17 {keeps fighting.} Rb7 36. Rxe4
Rxe4 37. Bd5 Rxa7 38. Bxe4 Bxa3 39. Kxh2) 35… Ng3 $1 $19 ({Resist} 35… Bxa3
36. Kxh2 Nd6 37. Rxe8+ Rxe8 38. Bd3 $17) 36. Rxe8+ (36. a4 {might work better.}
) 36… Rxe8 37. Kxh2 Nxf5+ 38. Kg2 Nxd4 ({Weaker is} 38… Bxa3 39. Bb6 $17)
39. Rxd4 Bxa3 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} 40. Rd7 Re7 41. Rd8+ Kh7 42. Kf3 g6
43. Ra8 Bb4 44. Rd8 Kg7 45. Kf4 Kf6 46. Ra8 (46. Bb5 {is a better defense.})
46… Bd2+ 47. Kf3 Kg5 48. Ra6 f5 49. Rd6 Bb4 50. Ra6 Rd7 51. Ra8 Kf6 52. Re8
Rd6 53. Rg8 (53. Rf8+ $142 Kg5 54. Ra8) 53… Rd4 54. Ra8 g5 {[%cal Bg6g5,
Bg5g4][%mdl 32]} 55. Ra6+ $2 (55. Ke3 Re4+ 56. Kd3) 55… Rd6 {Black is
clearly winning.} 56. Ra8 g4+ 57. Kg3 Rd2 {( -> …Bd6+)} 58. Kf4 Rd4+ 59. Ke3
Bc5 60. Ke2 f4 {Precision: White = 27%, Black = 76%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Sevian, Samuel”]
[Black “Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C42”]
[WhiteElo “2610”]
[BlackElo “2674”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “42”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 22,42,43,41,35,8,13,1,13,13,13,0,19,13,27,13,22,0,0,-4,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Be7 7. O-O Bf5 8. Re1 O-O 9.
c4 Nc6 10. cxd5 {C42: Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves} Qxd5
11. Nc3 Nxc3 12. bxc3 {LiveBook: 14 Games. White is slightly better.} Rae8 13.
Rb1 $146 {[#] Hoping for Rb5.} ({Predecessor:} 13. h3 Bxd3 14. Qxd3 Bd6 15.
Rxe8 Rxe8 16. c4 Qe4 17. Qxe4 Rxe4 {1/2-1/2 (37) Ivanchuk,V (2729)-Yu,Y (2753)
Danzhou 2017}) 13… Bxd3 $1 14. Qxd3 b6 15. c4 Qd7 16. d5 Bf6 17. Bf4 Na5 18.
h3 Nb7 {The position is equal.} 19. Nh2 Be7 20. Ng4 Bd6 21. Bxd6 Qxd6 {
Precision: White = 38%, Black = 54%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Hovhannisyan, Robert”]
[Black “Rodshtein, Maxim”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C67”]
[WhiteElo “2594”]
[BlackElo “2695”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “45”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,45,39,11,19,23,15,18,18,10,28,13,14,11,10,0,35,30,20,17,15,-2,-7,-5,
-5,-18,-19,-22,-14,-28]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6
6. Bf1 Be7 7. Nxe5 Nf5 {C67: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence: 4 0-0 Nxe4} 8. Nf3 O-O
9. d4 d5 10. Nc3 {[%cal Bb1c3,Bc3e2,Be2f4][%mdl 32] LiveBook: 8 Games} Nh4 11.
Nxh4 Bxh4 12. Be3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12. Bf4 a6 13. Qd2 Bf6 14. Ne2 h6 15. c3
{0-1 (51) Caruana,F (2787)-Nakamura,H (2793) Saint Louis 2015}) 12… Bf5 13.
Qf3 Be6 14. Ne2 Nb4 {[%cal Bc6b4,Bb4a6,Ba6c7][%mdl 32]} 15. Rec1 Qd7 16. g3 Be7
17. a3 Bg4 18. Qh1 {The position is equal.} Na6 19. Nf4 c6 20. h3 Bf5 21. g4
Bg6 22. c4 {[%cal Rc4d5]} Nc7 23. cxd5 {Precision: White = 49%, Black = 73%.}
1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Pantsulaia, Levan”]
[Black “Duda, Jan-Krzysztof”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A15”]
[WhiteElo “2593”]
[BlackElo “2698”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “128”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,128,0,27,4,14,16,19,20,45,25,36,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,27,27,42,-56,-54,
-55,-58,-60,-58,-75,-75,-68,-54,-95,-78,-72,-62,-152,-100,-137,-138,-131,-131,
-130,-124,-119,-115,-145,-137,-143,-133,-148,-140,-143,-132,-146,-144,-197,
-162,-180,-171,-179,-156,-188,-185,-168,-150,-292,-285,-300,-293,-314,-315,
-307,-304,-313,-302,-310,-299,-299,-302,-293,-309,-303,-295,-301,-263,-369,
-357,-352,-385,-639,-616,-658,-632,-912,-814,-623,-377,-377,-377,-377,-376,
-4698,-3587,-5616,-5616,-5414,-5023]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O
5. O-O c6 6. d4 d5 7. b3 dxc4 8. bxc4 c5 9. Bb2 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Qb6 11. Qb3 {
A49: 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 g6 3 g3: Anti-King’s Indian systems} (11. Qc1 Bd7 12. Nd2
Nc6 13. Nc2 Rac8 14. Rb1 Qa6 15. Bc3 b6 16. Ne3 Rfd8 17. Qb2 Be6 18. Nd5 Ne8
19. Bxg7 Nxg7 {0-1 (56) Giri,A (2785)-So,W (2815) chess.com INT 2017}) 11…
Na6 {[%cal Bb8a6,Ba6c5,Bc5a4][%mdl 32] LiveBook: 9 Games} 12. e3 Rd8 13. Nc3 {
The position is equal.} Nc5 14. Qa3 Bd7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14… e5 15. Nb3
Bf8 16. Na4 Nxa4 17. Qxa4 Re8 18. Rac1 Bd7 {1-0 (43) Bindrich,F (2532)-Kislik,
E (2370) Budapest 2010}) 15. Rab1 Rac8 16. Nd5 (16. Bc1 $5 {[%cal Rb1b6]} Qa6
17. Qxa6 bxa6 18. Ba3 $14) 16… Nxd5 17. cxd5 Na4 18. Ba1 Qc5 $36 {[%mdl 2048]
Black is pushing.} 19. Qxc5 Nxc5 20. Bb2 Kf8 21. Ba3 b6 22. Rfc1 ({White
should try} 22. Nc6 $14 Bxc6 23. dxc6) 22… Bxd4 $1 $15 23. exd4 Nb7 $1 24.
Bf1 Bf5 25. Rxc8 Rxc8 26. Re1 Nd6 27. Bb4 Rc2 28. a4 Rb2 29. Ba3 (29. Bxd6 $1
$15 exd6 30. Bb5) 29… Ra2 (29… Rd2 $142 30. Bc1 Rxd4 31. Bh6+ Ke8) 30. Bc1
{[#]} f6 $1 ({Much worse is} 30… Rxa4 $6 31. Bh6+ Ke8 32. Bg5 $11) 31. Bb5
Nxb5 32. axb5 $17 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} g5 33. h4 h6 34. Re3 Ra1 35.
Rc3 Be4 36. d6 exd6 37. Kf1 Bf5 38. Kg2 Ke7 39. Ba3 (39. Kf3 $17 {is a better
defense.}) 39… Kd7 40. f3 Ra2+ 41. Kg1 Rc2 42. Re3 gxh4 43. gxh4 Rd2 44. Bb4
(44. h5 $17) 44… Rb2 $19 ({Resist} 44… Rxd4 45. Bc3 $19) 45. Bc3 Rxb5 46.
d5 Rxd5 47. Bxf6 Be6 48. Kf2 a5 49. Ra3 h5 50. Ke3 Rb5 51. Bd4 Kc6 52. Rc3+ Kb7
53. Bf6 Rc5 54. Rd3 (54. Bd4 $142) 54… Kc6 55. Be7 Bd5 56. f4 $2 (56. Ra3)
56… b5 {[%cal Bb6b5,Bb5b4,Bb4b3,Bb3b2][%mdl 32]} 57. f5 b4 58. f6 {If only
White now had time for Rxd5!…} Kd7 59. Bf8 Ke6 {[#] White must now prevent ..
.b3.} 60. f7 {Strongly threatening Bxd6!} Rc7 61. Bxd6 Rxf7 62. Bg3 $2 (62. Bc5
) 62… b3 {Black is clearly winning.} 63. Kd2 b2 64. Re3+ Kf5 {Precision:
White = 39%, Black = 74%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Sengupta, Deep”]
[Black “Wang, Hao”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C50”]
[WhiteElo “2589”]
[BlackElo “2701”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “68”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,68,29,34,35,33,29,25,31,29,17,25,28,25,38,32,44,38,43,22,26,14,45,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-20,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,10,30,25,26,26,24,25,29,21,31]} 1. e4
e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. O-O O-O 6. a4 {C50: Hungarian Defence
and Giuoco Pianissimo} a5 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bh4 Be7 9. Bg3 d6 10. h3 {LiveBook: 4
Games} g6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10… Nd7 11. Re1 Kh8 12. c3 Nb6 13. Bb3 f5 14.
exf5 Bxf5 {1/2-1/2 (25) Caruana,F (2808)-Aronian,L (2793) Stavanger 2017}) 11.
c3 Nh5 12. Bh2 Bg5 13. Na3 Bf4 14. d4 Bxh2+ 15. Kxh2 Qe7 16. Re1 Kg7 17. Bf1 b6
18. Nc4 Ba6 19. Qd2 Nf6 20. Qe3 (20. d5 $5 {[%cal Rd5c6]} Nb8 21. b4 $11) 20…
exd4 21. Nxd4 Ne5 22. Qg3 {[#] aiming for Nf5+.} Kh7 23. Nd2 Bxf1 24. Rxf1 Nh5
25. Qe3 Qh4 26. Kg1 Qf4 27. Qe2 c5 (27… Qg5 {seems wilder.} 28. N2f3 Qe7 29.
g3 Rae8 30. Rfe1 Qd7) 28. N4f3 Nxf3+ 29. Nxf3 Rfe8 30. Rfe1 Nf6 {[%cal Rf4e4]}
(30… d5 $5) 31. Qd2 Qxd2 32. Nxd2 Re6 33. Re3 Rae8 {[%cal Rf6e4]} 34. Rae1
Kg7 {Precision: White = 77%, Black = 82%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Tari, Aryan”]
[Black “Howell, David W L”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C45”]
[WhiteElo “2588”]
[BlackElo “2701”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “57”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,57,27,29,37,37,29,32,53,44,45,51,70,61,60,56,56,36,48,48,40,9,5,0,0,
0,0,0,33,28,14,0,19,16,16,16,28,8,18,16]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 {[%cal Bg1f3,Bf3d4,
Bd4b3][%mdl 32]} Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 5. Nb3 Bb6 6. Nc3 Nf6 7. Qe2 {
C45: Scotch Game} O-O 8. Bg5 Nd4 9. Qd2 Nxb3 10. axb3 h6 11. Be3 {LiveBook: 7
Games} c6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11… Bxe3 12. Qxe3 Re8 13. f3 c6 14. O-O-O d5 {
1/2-1/2 (30) Wang,H (2726)-Aronian,L (2816) Istanbul 2012}) 12. Bxb6 $1 Qxb6
13. O-O-O Re8 14. f3 d5 15. exd5 Nxd5 16. Nxd5 cxd5 17. Qxd5 Be6 18. Qd4 Qc7
19. Qc3 Qe7 20. Bd3 Rac8 $132 {[%mdl 2048] Black is not keeping still} 21. Qd4
Bxb3 $1 {[#] Hoping for …Qc7.} 22. Rhe1 Be6 23. f4 {[%cal Bf3f4,Bf4f5][%mdl
32]} Qc5 (23… g6 {looks sharper.} 24. g4 Red8 25. Qe4 Qc7 26. f5 Bb3) 24.
Qxc5 Rxc5 25. b4 (25. f5 $5 Bd7 26. Rxe8+ Bxe8 27. Be4 $11) 25… Rc7 26. f5 {
[#] And now Bb5 would win.} Bd7 27. Rxe8+ Bxe8 28. Kd2 Kf8 29. g4 {Precision:
White = 72%, Black = 67%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Antipov, Mikhail Al”]
[Black “Tomashevsky, Evgeny”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A13”]
[WhiteElo “2578”]
[BlackElo “2710”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “30”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,30,-1,0,8,0,-2,18,18,10,18,19,10,13,11,18,20,17,0,0,0,0,1,1]} 1. c4 e6
2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 dxc4 (3… Nf6 4. Nf3 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. Qc2 b6 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8.
Nc3 c6 9. Rd1 Bb7 10. d4 Nd7 11. e4 Nxc3 12. bxc3 Qc7 13. Bf4 Bd6 14. e5 {
1-0 (47) Jobava,B (2714)-Short,N (2688) Helsingor 2017}) 4. Na3 Bxa3 5. Qa4+
Bd7 {The position is equal.} (5… Nc6 $5 6. bxa3 Nge7 $11) 6. Qxa3 {A13:
English Opening: 1…e6} Bc6 7. Nf3 Nd7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 7… b5 8. O-O Ne7
9. d3 cxd3 10. Rd1 Be4 11. Bf4 {1-0 (35) Vlcek,S (2280)-Breder,D (2473)
Austria 2016}) 8. Qc3 Ngf6 9. Qxc4 Ne5 10. Nxe5 Bxg2 11. Rg1 Bd5 12. Qa4+ Nd7
$1 13. g4 f6 14. Nxd7 Qxd7 15. Qxd7+ Kxd7 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Sadorra, Julio Catalino”]
[Black “Matlakov, Maxim”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “E35”]
[WhiteElo “2574”]
[BlackElo “2728”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “94”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,94,22,29,-15,-22,-46,-31,-35,0,0,0,0,0,0,9,0,15,0,0,0,0,0,61,0,0,0,8,
0,0,0,0,-48,0,-31,-21,-103,-94,-109,-67,-67,-19,-26,-22,-58,-56,-56,-64,-60,
-56,-62,-67,-56,-58,-179,-179,-182,-175,-235,-222,-202,-207,-209,-194,-334,
-334,-334,-334,-313,-301,-399,-389,-5187,-5125,-5122,-5122,-5122,-5110,-5089,
-3879]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 {[%cal
Bc1g5,Bg5h4,Bh4g3][%mdl 32]} h6 7. Bh4 g5 {E35: Nimzo-Indian: Classical: 4…
d5 5 cxd5 exd5} (7… c5 8. dxc5 O-O 9. e3 Be6 10. Nf3 Nbd7 11. a3 Bxc3+ 12.
Qxc3 g5 13. Bg3 Ne4 14. Qc2 Ndxc5 15. Nd4 Rc8 {1-0 (41) Kasparov,G (2812)-Le,Q
(2739) Saint Louis 2017}) 8. Bg3 Nc6 9. e3 h5 {LiveBook: 14 Games. The
position is equal.} 10. Be5 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate
with similar games:} 10. h4 Ne4 11. Nge2 Nxg3 12. Nxg3 Bg4 13. hxg5 Qxg5 14.
Be2 O-O-O 15. O-O-O Bxc3 16. Bxg4+ hxg4 17. Qxc3 {1/2-1/2 (27) Gagunashvili,M
(2569)-Grandelius,N (2649) Gjakova 2016}) 10… Bxc3+ 11. bxc3 Nxe5 12. dxe5
Nd7 13. f4 gxf4 14. exf4 Nc5 15. Nf3 Bg4 16. Nd4 c6 17. Bd3 Qh4+ 18. g3 Nxd3+
19. Qxd3 Qe7 (19… Qh3 $11) 20. h3 ({White should try} 20. Rb1 $1 $14) 20…
Bd7 $11 21. Rb1 b6 22. Kf2 Qa3 $1 23. Qc2 O-O-O 24. Rb3 Qa6 25. Rhb1 Kb8 26.
Kg2 (26. Kg1 $11) 26… c5 $17 27. Nb5 Bxb5 28. Rxb5 d4 29. cxd4 Qb7+ 30. Kf2
Rxd4 {[#] aiming for …Rhd8.} 31. Qxc5 $1 Rd2+ $1 32. Ke1 Rc8 $1 {[%cal Rc8c5]
} (32… bxc5 $2 {perishes.} 33. Rxb7+ Ka8 34. Kxd2 $18) 33. Qxc8+ $1 Kxc8 34.
Kxd2 $15 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQ-KRR} Qg2+ 35. Ke3 (35. Kd1 $15) 35… Qxg3+
$19 36. Ke4 Qg2+ 37. Ke3 (37. Kd4 $142) 37… Qxh3+ 38. Ke4 Qg2+ 39. Ke3 Qxa2
40. f5 (40. R5b2 {is a better defense.} Qa3+ 41. Rb3 Qc5+ 42. Ke4) 40… Qc2
41. e6 fxe6 42. fxe6 Qg6 43. Rc1+ Kb7 {[#] Strongly threatening …Qh6+.} 44.
Re5 $2 (44. e7 Qh6+ 45. Ke2 Qe6+ 46. Kf1 Qf6+ 47. Kg2 Qxe7 48. Rf5) 44… Qh6+
{Black is clearly winning.} 45. Kd3 Qxc1 46. e7 Qd1+ 47. Ke3 Qb3+ {Precision:
White = 47%, Black = 79%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Bacallao Alonso, Yusnel”]
[Black “Fedoseev, Vladimir”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B10”]
[WhiteElo “2573”]
[BlackElo “2731”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “71”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,71,13,16,52,54,56,45,58,61,55,56,73,78,83,46,108,0,154,137,145,133,
151,134,202,212,219,213,204,155,300,306,287,224,538,490,668,751,717,713,1526,
1522,1505,1070,1053,995,981,918,2548,2546,1719,1471,5186,4694,12830,5186]} 1.
e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e5 Ne4 5. Ne2 Qb6 6. d4 {B11: Caro-Kann: Two
Knights Variation} e6 7. Ng3 c5 8. c3 (8. Bd3 Nc6 9. Nxe4 dxe4 10. Bxe4 cxd4
11. O-O Bd7 12. a3 h6 13. Re1 {1-0 (71) Short,N (2675)-Caruana,F (2827) Caleta
2017}) 8… Nc6 9. Bd3 Nxg3 10. hxg3 {LiveBook: 12 Games} Bd7 {[%cal Rc5d4]}
11. dxc5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. Kf1 cxd4 12. cxd4 h6 13. g4 {1/2-1/2 (43)
Bures,J (2376)-Hoefelsauer,T (2342) Olomouc 2016}) 11… Bxc5 12. Qe2 a5 13.
Rh4 h6 14. Rb1 Rf8 15. Kf1 Be7 16. Be3 Bc5 (16… Qc7 $14) 17. Bc1 (17. Bxc5
$16 Qxc5 18. Qd2) 17… f5 $2 (17… Be7 $1 $11) 18. exf6 $16 Rxf6 {[#]} 19. b4
$1 {[%cal Rb4c5]} axb4 20. cxb4 {[%cal Bc3b4,Bb4b5][%mdl 32]} Bd6 (20… Be7
$16 {was necessary.}) 21. Be3 $18 {[%cal Bc1e3,Be3d4,Bd4f6,Bf6c3,Bc3g7][%mdl
32]} Qc7 22. b5 Ne5 23. Bd4 Nxd3 (23… Nxf3 $16 24. gxf3 (24. Bxf6 Nxh4 25. b6
Qb8 $11) 24… Qd8) 24. Bxf6 Nc1 25. Qe3 Ba3 $2 {[#]} (25… Ra3 {is more
resistant.} 26. b6 (26. Rxc1 Rxe3 27. Rxc7 Bxb5+ 28. Kg1 Bxc7 $16) (26. Qxc1
Qxc1+ 27. Rxc1 gxf6 $16) 26… Qc6 27. Qxc1 Qxc1+ 28. Rxc1 gxf6 29. Rxh6 Rxa2
30. Rxf6 Ra6) 26. Bc3 {White is clearly winning.} Nxa2 27. Bxg7 Qc2 28. Re1 Bc1
29. Qb6 Qg6 30. Qxb7 Rd8 31. Qxd5 Qxg7 32. Qxa2 Rc8 33. Rxe6+ Kf8 34. Re1 Bxb5+
35. Kg1 Bd7 36. Rc4 {Precision: White = 83%, Black = 12%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Kulaots, Kaido”]
[Black “Vitiugov, Nikita”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B46”]
[WhiteElo “2571”]
[BlackElo “2728”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “70”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,70,38,43,36,14,6,-45,-52,-157,-150,-171,-64,-162,-153,-149,-141,-125,
-107,-267,-232,-274,-230,-240,-175,-181,-168,-177,-183,-174,-49,-137,-139,-124,
-37,-77,-37,-112,8,8,8,10,293,0,0,-88,0,0,0,0,410,0,0,0,327,0,0]} 1. e4 c5 2.
Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 d6 7. Be3 Nf6 8. Qd2 {B90:
Sicilian Najdorf: Unusual White 6th moves, 6 Be3 Ng4 and 6 Be3 e5} Bd7 9. f4 {
LiveBook: 12 Games} Rc8 10. O-O-O {White is slightly better.} b5 {[%cal Bb7b5,
Bb5b4][%mdl 32]} 11. Bf3 ({White should play} 11. a3 $11) 11… Na5 $15 12. g4
$146 (12. b3 $15) ({Predecessor:} 12. b3 Qc7 13. Nb1 e5 14. Nf5 Bxf5 15. exf5
e4 {1/2-1/2 (44) Shirov,A (2726)-Rublevsky,S (2649) Izmir 2004}) 12… b4 $1
$17 {[%cal Rb4c3]} 13. Nce2 e5 ({Black should try} 13… Nc4 $19 14. Qd3 e5)
14. g5 (14. b3 $1 $15) 14… Nc4 15. Qd3 exd4 16. Nxd4 Ng4 17. Bxg4 $2 (17. Bg1
$17) 17… Bxg4 $19 18. Rde1 Bd7 19. h4 Qa5 20. Kb1 Bb5 21. Qd1 g6 22. f5 {
[%cal Bf4f5,Bf5f6][%mdl 32]} Be7 (22… h5 $19 23. Bf4 Bd7) 23. Bc1 ({Better is
} 23. Bf4 $1 $15) 23… Bd7 $17 24. h5 {Threatens to win with hxg6.} Rf8 (24…
Rg8 $1 $17 25. hxg6 hxg6) 25. hxg6 hxg6 26. Rh7 (26. Bf4 $1 $15) 26… Qc5 (
26… gxf5 $6 27. exf5 Ne5 28. g6 $11) (26… Rg8 $1 $17 27. Bf4 (27. fxg6 fxg6
28. Nf5 Bf8 $17) 27… Ne5) 27. f6 $1 $11 Bd8 {And now …Bb6 would win.} 28.
Reh1 $1 Ba4 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (28… a5 $11 {and Black is okay.}) 29. Rh8 $2 (
29. b3 $1 $18) 29… Rxh8 30. Rxh8+ Kd7 31. Rh7 $1 Ne5 {Strongly threatening ..
.Bb6.} 32. Bf4 {next b3 is good for White.} Ke8 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (32… Qc4 $2
33. b3 $18) (32… Bb6 $1 $11 {and Black has nothing to worry.} 33. Bxe5 dxe5
34. Rxf7+ (34. Nb3+ Qd6 $15) 34… Ke8 35. Re7+ Qxe7 36. fxe7 Bxd4) 33. Rh8+ $2
(33. Bxe5 $1 $18 dxe5 34. Rh8+ Kd7 35. Nb3+ Qd6 36. Nc5+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kc7
37. Qxd6+ Kxd6 38. Nxa4) 33… Kd7 {aiming for …Bb6.} 34. Rh7 {Black must
now prevent b3.} Ke8 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} ({But not} 34… Qc4 $2 35. b3 $18) (
34… Bb6 $11 35. Bxe5 dxe5 36. Rxf7+ (36. Nb3+ Qd6 $17) 36… Ke8 37. Re7+
Qxe7 38. fxe7 Bxd4) 35. Rh8+ $2 (35. Bxe5 $1 $18 dxe5 36. Rh8+ Kd7 37. Nb3+ Qd6
{[#]} 38. Nc5+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kc7 39. Qxd6+ Kxd6 40. Nxa4) 35… Kd7 {
Precision: White = 45%, Black = 47%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Fier, Alexandr”]
[Black “Bacrot, Etienne”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D31”]
[WhiteElo “2569”]
[BlackElo “2728”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “59”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 23,59,-2,10,4,78,47,31,-68,-59,-29,161,168,421,422,441,448,439,441,429,
0,305,0,424,406,454,219,289,286,274,220,256,214,210,129,124,31,32,34]} 1. d4 d5
2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Be7 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bf4 c6 6. e3 Bf5 7. g4 Be6 8. h4 Nd7 9. h5
{D31: Queen’s Gambit Declined: Semi-Slav without …Nf6 (+ Marshall Gambit and
Noteboom) and Exchange Variation lines without …Nf6} (9. g5 h6 10. g6 f5 11.
h5 Ngf6 12. f3 Nb6 13. Qc2 O-O 14. Bd3 Qd7 15. Qh2 Nc4 16. b3 Nd6 {0-1 (58)
Van Kampen,R (2643)-Bruzon Batista,L (2643) Linares 2017}) 9… Nh6 10. Be2 Nb6
11. Nh3 g5 12. hxg6 hxg6 {LiveBook: 8 Games} 13. a4 Ng8 $146 (13… g5 $11 {
remains equal.}) ({Predecessor:} 13… Nc4 14. Bxc4 dxc4 15. f3 g5 16. Bg3 f5 {
1/2-1/2 (52) Istomin,A (2232)-Bailey,K (2255) ICCF email 2010}) 14. Qb3 Qd7 15.
Nb5 (15. f3 $1 $14) 15… Kf8 16. Nc7 Rd8 $2 (16… Bxg4 $11 {and Black is
okay.} 17. Nxa8 Nxa8 18. Bxg4 Qxg4) 17. Nxe6+ $18 fxe6 $2 (17… Qxe6 {is a
better defense.} 18. O-O-O Qd7) 18. O-O-O Kg7 19. Be5+ Bf6 {and the idea …
Bxe5 leaves Black hopeful.} 20. Bg3 Bh4 {Now …Bxg3 and Black clings on.} 21.
Be5+ Bf6 22. Bg3 Bh4 $1 {[#] If only Black now had time for …Bxg3….} 23. e4
$1 {[%mdl 512]} Qe7 {intending …Bxg3.} ({Weaker is} 23… Bxg3 24. Qxg3 Qd6
25. Qxd6 $18) (23… dxe4 24. Be5+) 24. a5 (24. Be5+ $142 Bf6 25. Qg3) 24…
Bxg3 25. Qxg3 ({Not} 25. fxg3 Nd7 $16) 25… Nd7 26. e5 c5 27. f4 Nh6 28. Ng5
cxd4 {[#]} 29. Qa3 ({Better is} 29. Nf3 $1 $16) 29… Rde8 $1 $14 30. Qxe7+ {
Precision: White = 52%, Black = 51%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi GEO”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Kunin, Vitaly”]
[Black “Le, Quang Liem”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteElo “2551”]
[BlackElo “2739”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “55”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]

{[%evp 19,55,0,0,-27,-30,-35,-30,-37,-15,-23,-16,-23,-8,-27,0,-13,-10,-20,0,0,
6,10,11,17,21,11,11,14,19,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4.
Nc3 Bb4 5. Bd2 O-O 6. e3 b6 7. Rc1 Bb7 8. cxd5 exd5 9. Bd3 a6 10. O-O Bd6 {
LiveBook: 12 Games} 11. a3 {E52: Nimzo-Indian: Rubinstein: 4…0-0 5 Nf3 d5 6
Bd3 b6} (11. Ne5 c5 12. f4 Nc6 13. Be1 cxd4 14. exd4 Nxd4 15. Bh4 Ne6 16. Qf3
Nc5 17. Bb1 Be7 18. Rcd1 h6 19. Bxf6 Bxf6 20. Nxd5 Bxe5 21. fxe5 {1/2-1/2 (72)
Li,C (2720)-Zhigalko,S (2671) Doha 2016}) 11… Nbd7 12. Ne2 Re8 13. Ng3 {
[#] Black has an edge.} g6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13… Ne4 14. Bb4 c5 15. dxc5
bxc5 16. Bxe4 dxe4 17. Qxd6 exf3 {1/2-1/2 (44) Stocek,J (2568)-Neiksans,A
(2613) Jurmala 2017}) 14. Bb4 c5 15. dxc5 bxc5 16. Bc3 a5 17. Bb5 {The
position is equal.} Qb6 18. Qa4 Bxg3 19. Bxd7 ({Of course not} 19. fxg3 Re4 $17
) 19… Re4 20. Qb5 Nxd7 21. Qxd7 Bd6 $1 22. b4 $1 {[%cal Rb4c5]} ({Much worse
is} 22. Ng5 Re7 $15) 22… axb4 23. axb4 Rd8 24. bxc5 Bxc5 ({Much weaker is}
24… Rxd7 $6 25. cxb6 f5 26. g3 $18) 25. Qh3 {[#] And now Ng5 would win.} Bc8
26. Qh6 {[%csl Gc3][%cal Rh6g7]} Bf8 27. Qg5 Be7 28. Qh6 {Precision: White =
50%, Black = 78%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Gonzalez Vidal, Yuri”]
[Black “Harikrishna, P.”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C42”]
[WhiteElo “2547”]
[BlackElo “2741”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “71”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 25,71,24,24,20,27,23,27,26,25,25,42,29,29,26,71,65,122,122,120,120,159,
154,158,168,156,155,156,156,156,146,145,16,18,0,149,150,527,544,561,551,489,
450,29940,6170,29984,29985,29997,29998]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3
Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 Nc6 8. Qd2 Be6 9. O-O-O {C42: Petroff
Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves} Qd7 10. Kb1 (10. h4 h6 11. c4 Bf6
12. Nd4 Nxd4 13. Bxd4 Qe7 14. Qf4 Bxd4 15. Qxd4 Qf6 16. Qxf6 gxf6 {1-0 (56)
Grischuk,A (2761)-Yu,Y (2753) Jiayuguan 2017}) 10… Bf6 11. Bg5 Bxg5 12. Nxg5
O-O-O 13. Nxe6 fxe6 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 14. g3 e5 15. Bg2 Rhf8 {[#]} 16. Qe3
$146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 16. Be4
Rf6 {1-0 (68) Quesada Perez,Y (2639)-Gonzalez Vidal,Y (2534) Merida 2013})
16… Kb8 17. Rd2 Rf6 18. Rhd1 Rdf8 19. c4 Qg4 {[#]} 20. c5 $1 {Bxc6 is the
strong threat.} Rxf2 (20… Qd7 $14) 21. Bxc6 $1 $16 bxc6 22. cxd6 cxd6 23.
Rxd6 Qc4 24. Rd8+ ({But not} 24. Qxe5 $6 Qxc2+ 25. Ka1 Ka8 $14) 24… Rxd8 25.
Rxd8+ $18 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} Kc7 26. Qxe5+ Kb6 27. Qe3+ Qc5 28. Qb3+
(28. Qd3 $16 {Hoping for Rb8+.} Rf8 29. b3) 28… Qb5 $1 $11 29. Qe3+ (29.
Qxb5+ $11 cxb5 30. a4) 29… Qc5 $1 $16 30. Qd3 {aiming for Rb8+.} Qe5 $2 (
30… Rf8 $16 {is tougher.} 31. b3 h6 32. Rxf8 Qxf8 33. Qd4+ Kb7) 31. a3 $18
Qe1+ 32. Ka2 {Intending Rb8+ and mate.} Qe6+ {[#]} 33. c4 $1 a5 (33… Kc7 $18
34. Rh8 Re2) 34. Qd4+ Kc7 35. Ra8 Qf6 36. Ra7+ {Precision: White = 80%, Black
= 29%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Hjartarson, Johann”]
[Black “Navara, David”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A10”]
[WhiteElo “2539”]
[BlackElo “2720”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “80”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,80,-6,-5,17,13,18,0,0,0,0,0,0,-29,-1,-26,-33,-77,-77,-87,-80,-77,-80,
-106,-93,-99,-99,-140,-141,-185,-177,-180,-181,-201,-200,-247,-236,-236,-242,
-228,-232,-243,-227,-220,-214,-314,-297,-402,-383,-408,-407,-394,-379,-398,
-389,-379,-353,-384,-385,-383,-381,-366,-355]} 1. c4 g6 2. Nf3 Bg7 3. Nc3 c5 4.
d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nc6 6. Nc2 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 Nf6 8. f3 Qa5 {A35: Symmetrical
English: 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 Nf3} (8… d6 9. e4 Be6 10. Ne3 Rc8 11. Be2 O-O 12. O-O
Na5 13. Rb1 b6 14. Rb4 Rc5 15. Nd5 Bxd5 16. cxd5 {1-0 (53) Ikonnikov,V (2569)
-Jansa,V (2443) Germany 2014}) 9. Qd2 d6 10. e4 Be6 11. Ne3 {LiveBook: 12 Games
} Rc8 12. Rb1 b6 13. Be2 O-O 14. O-O Ne5 {[%cal Re6c4]} 15. Rb4 Qc5 $146 ({
Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 15… Rc5) 16.
Kh1 Qc7 (16… a5 $5 {[%cal Ra5b4]} 17. Rb5 Qc6 $11) 17. Qb2 Nfd7 18. Nd5 Bxd5
19. cxd5 {aiming for f4.} Qxc3 20. Bh6 Rfd8 21. Ba6 Qxb2 22. Rxb2 Rc7 23. Bg5
Nc5 24. Bb5 a6 $1 $36 {[%cal Ra6b5][%mdl 2048] Black is really pushing.} 25.
Be2 {[#]} Na4 $1 {[%cal Ra4b2]} 26. Rb4 b5 27. f4 {[#]} f6 $1 28. fxe5 fxg5 29.
exd6 exd6 30. Bg4 Nc5 31. h3 h5 32. Be6+ (32. Bf3 $142) 32… Kg7 $19 33. Rbb1
Nxe4 {Hoping for …Ng3+.Black is winning.} 34. Kg1 Rf8 35. Rfe1 Nc5 36. Re3
Rf4 37. a3 Re4 38. Rf3 Nxe6 39. dxe6 Rxe6 40. Rd1 Rc2 {Precision: White = 36%,
Black = 72%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Pourramezanali, Amirreza”]
[Black “Yu, Yangyi”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A45”]
[WhiteElo “2534”]
[BlackElo “2750”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “142”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,142,13,8,3,6,2,15,0,0,0,26,-21,-19,-21,-15,-38,-18,-20,-8,-39,-42,
-62,-62,-62,-62,-62,-62,-62,-62,-62,-62,-62,-62,-62,-62,-91,-91,-98,-72,-82,
-82,-82,-70,-45,-52,-51,-55,-50,-51,-85,-65,-72,-71,-72,-68,-81,-75,-134,-133,
-107,-110,-125,-125,-266,-57,-39,-46,-51,-57,-51,-31,-31,-31,-31,-31,-31,-31,
-29,-9,-32,-8,-8,-8,-8,0,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,0,-8,0,-8,0,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 b6 3. e3 Bb7 4. Nd2 g6
5. h3 Bg7 6. Ngf3 O-O 7. Be2 d6 8. O-O Nbd7 9. a4 {A48: 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 g6:
Torre, London and Colle Systems} a6 10. Bh2 Ne4 (10… Qe8 11. Nc4 Ne4 12. c3
e5 13. Qc2 Qe7 14. Rad1 Rad8 {0-1 (70) Agrest,E (2593)-Guseinov,G (2643) chess.
com INT 2017}) 11. Nxe4 Bxe4 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 12. c3 (12. Nd2 $5 {[%cal
Rd2e4]} Bc6 13. c3 $11) 12… e5 13. Qb3 Qe7 14. Rfd1 Bb7 $146 ({Predecessor:}
14… Kh8 15. dxe5 Nxe5 16. Nxe5 Bxe5 17. Bxe5+ Qxe5 18. Qb4 {1/2-1/2 (18)
Reich,T (2350)-Wohl,A (2375) Munich 2010}) 15. a5 b5 16. dxe5 Nxe5 17. Nxe5
dxe5 18. Rd2 Rfd8 19. Rad1 c5 20. Rxd8+ Rxd8 21. Rxd8+ Qxd8 22. Qd1 Qxd1+ ({
Reject} 22… Qxa5 $6 23. Qd7 $14) 23. Bxd1 $15 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBB-KBB}
f5 24. Bg3 Kf7 25. f3 Ke6 26. b3 Bd5 27. Be1 Bf6 28. Bc2 {[#]} e4 $1 29. fxe4
fxe4 30. Kf2 Bd8 31. c4 bxc4 32. bxc4 Bxc4 33. Bxe4 Bh4+ 34. g3 Bf6 35. Bc2 Kd5
36. h4 $1 Kc6 37. Ba4+ Bb5 38. Bc2 $1 Kd5 39. h5 (39. Kf3 $142) 39… gxh5 $17
40. Bxh7 h4 41. Kg2 hxg3 42. Kxg3 {[#]} (42. Bxg3 $17 c4 43. Kf3) 42… c4 $2 (
{Black should try} 42… Kc4 $1 $19 43. Bc2 Bc3) 43. e4+ $1 $15 Kd4 {aiming
for …Ke3.} 44. Bf2+ Kc3 {Strongly threatening …Kb3.} 45. Kf4 Kb2 46. e5 Be7
47. e6 c3 {…Bf6 is the strong threat.} 48. Bd4 Kb3 49. Be3 c2 50. Ke5 Kc3 51.
Bc1 {The position is equal.} Bc4 52. Be4 Bb5 53. Bg6 Kb3 54. Be4 Bb4 55. Bg6
Bc3+ 56. Kd6 Bb4+ 57. Ke5 Be7 58. Be4 Kc3 59. Bg6 Ba4 60. Be4 Kc4 61. Bg6 Kb4
62. Bd2+ Ka3 63. Bd3 Kb2 64. Bxa6 Bb4 65. Bg5 Bxa5 66. e7 Bb4 {Threatens to
win with …Bxe7!} 67. Ke6 Be8 68. Bc8 Bh5 69. Bb7 c1=Q 70. Bxc1+ Kxc1 71. Bc6
Bxe7 {Precision: White = 70%, Black = 72%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Sambuev, Bator”]
[Black “Wei, Yi”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D38”]
[WhiteElo “2529”]
[BlackElo “2748”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “47”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 22,47,-26,-21,-37,-57,-60,-55,0,-12,-15,-1,26,-20,39,31,58,44,83,45,161,
175,436,412,525,535,1531,1522]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. d4 Bb4 5. g3
O-O 6. Bg2 dxc4 7. O-O Nc6 8. a3 Be7 9. e4 {E20: Nimzo-Indian: 4 g3 and 4 f3}
Na5 10. Be3 Rb8 11. Qe2 b5 12. Rad1 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Bb7 $146 ({Find the
theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 12… a6 13. d5 Qe8 14.
Rfe1 Nb3 15. Bf4 Rb7 16. h3 Nc5 17. dxe6 fxe6 {0-1 (45) Onischuk,A (2662)
-Karjakin,S (2762) Baku 2015}) 13. Ne5 a6 14. g4 Ne8 15. d5 exd5 16. Nxd5 Nd6
17. g5 Bxd5 (17… Bxg5 $11 18. Bxg5 Qxg5) 18. Rxd5 $14 c6 19. Rdd1 $36 {
[%mdl 2048] White has the initiative.} Qc7 {[#]} 20. Qh5 $1 g6 ({Black should
play} 20… Rbd8 $1 $14) 21. Qh6 $18 {And now Bf4 would win.} Nxe4 $2 (21…
Rfd8) 22. Nd7 Nd6 {[#]} 23. Bh3 $1 Rfd8 24. Rd4 {Precision: White = 83%, Black
= 13%.} ({Not} 24. Nxb8 Qxb8 25. Bd4 Bf8 $14) 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Vakhidov, Jakhongir”]
[Black “Svidler, Peter”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A35”]
[WhiteElo “2518”]
[BlackElo “2756”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “60”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,60,37,34,-8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-5,-8,-116,-122,-125,-115,-184,
-169,-296,-284,-307,-298,-307,-303,-281,-279,-304,-300,-345,-338,-410,-364,
-393,-399,-511,-511,-500,-508]} 1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. d4
d5 6. a3 cxd4 7. exd4 Be7 8. c5 Ne4 9. Qc2 Nxc3 10. Qxc3 a5 {LiveBook: 12
Games. B14: Caro-Kann: Panov-Botvinnik Attack with 5…e6 and 5…g6} 11. Bd3 (
11. Rb1 O-O 12. b4 axb4 13. axb4 e5 14. Nxe5 Nxe5 15. dxe5 Bf5 16. Bd3 d4 17.
Qb3 Bxd3 18. Qxd3 {1/2-1/2 (30) Kharlov,A (2593)-Belov,V (2543) Sochi 2004})
11… O-O 12. b4 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar
games:} 12. O-O b6 13. Be3 bxc5 14. dxc5 Bf6 15. Qc2 g6 16. Bb5 Bb7 17. Bxc6
Bxc6 18. Nd4 Bxd4 19. Bxd4 {1-0 (58) Pop,V-Orasanu,N Bucharest 1995}) 12…
axb4 {The position is equal.} 13. axb4 Rxa1 14. Qxa1 Nxb4 {[#]} 15. Bxh7+ $1 {
[%mdl 512]} Kxh7 16. Qb1+ Kg8 {And now …Nc6 would win.} 17. Qxb4 b6 18. Bf4 (
18. Qxb6 $11 {keeps the balance.} Qxb6 19. cxb6) 18… bxc5 $17 19. dxc5 f6 {
Strongly threatening …e5.} 20. Nd4 (20. Bd6 $17 {keeps fighting.}) 20… Bd7
{White must now prevent …e5.} 21. Nb3 (21. Bd6 $142) 21… e5 $19 {Hoping
for …Qb8.} 22. Bd2 Qb8 23. Qb6 {[#]} Qxb6 $1 24. cxb6 Rb8 25. Ba5 Ba4 26. Nc1
Ra8 27. Bd2 Ra6 28. O-O Rxb6 29. Ne2 Rb2 30. Nc3 Bc6 {Precision: White = 29%,
Black = 96%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Smirnov, Anton”]
[Black “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D37”]
[WhiteElo “2508”]
[BlackElo “2780”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “59”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,59,35,24,31,23,29,29,29,24,35,38,24,34,26,64,7,24,31,35,23,18,12,20,
22,22,2,31,14,56,65,71,19,14,7,12,12,8,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5
4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. Bf4 dxc4 6. e3 {D37: Queen’s Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4} b5 7. Nxb5
Bb4+ 8. Nc3 Nd5 9. a3 Nxc3 10. Qd2 Nd5 {LiveBook: 6 Games} (10… Bxa3 11. Qxc3
Bd6 12. Bxd6 cxd6 13. Bxc4 O-O {1/2-1/2 (30) So,W (2794)-Anand,V (2779) London
2016}) 11. axb4 Nxf4 12. exf4 Bb7 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and
annotate with similar games:} 12… Nb6 13. Be2 Bb7 {1/2-1/2 (76) Brunner,N
(2469)-Studer,N (2436) Novi Sad 2016}) 13. Be2 O-O 14. O-O Nb6 15. Rfd1 Qd6 16.
Ne5 a6 17. Rac1 (17. Ra5 $14) 17… Rfb8 18. Nxc4 Nxc4 19. Rxc4 Bd5 20. Rc5 Rb6
21. Rdc1 c6 22. Bc4 h6 23. Bxd5 exd5 24. g3 Qd7 25. b5 (25. Qc3 $16) 25… axb5
$11 {The position is equal.} 26. Re1 Rba6 27. Rc3 Ra1 28. Rce3 Rxe1+ 29. Rxe1
Re8 30. Rxe8+ {Precision: White = 50%, Black = 52%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Yeoh, Li Tian”]
[Black “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B22”]
[WhiteElo “2478”]
[BlackElo “2794”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “132”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,132,18,12,16,14,0,37,0,16,0,14,-7,0,0,0,-14,-9,-11,0,-22,0,0,0,-14,
-21,-9,-15,-7,-2,-39,-46,-55,-43,-60,-50,-50,-35,-67,-44,-66,-79,-145,-145,
-145,-138,-131,-131,-169,-160,-180,-184,-183,-180,-191,-183,-187,-183,-180,
-180,-183,-183,-238,-180,-213,-216,-214,-174,-181,-181,-235,-215,-283,-283,
-283,-283,-283,-283,-283,-283,-283,-277,-283,-283,-411,-411,-516,-516,-484,
-365,-365,-365,-365,0,-238,-231,-421,-231,-676,-654,-654,-213,-531,-531,-641,
-430,-810,-728,-1107,-1043,-1043,-981,-1112,-1050,-1091,-831,-1340,-1323]} 1.
e4 c5 2. c3 d5 3. exd5 Qxd5 4. d4 g6 5. Nf3 Bg7 6. Be2 cxd4 7. cxd4 Nf6 8. Nc3
Qd6 {B06: Modern Defence} 9. O-O O-O {LiveBook: 3 Games} 10. Qb3 Na6 $146 {
The position is equal.} ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with
similar games:} 10… Nc6 11. Rd1 Qb4 12. d5 Qxb3 13. axb3 Nb4 14. Bf4 Ne8 15.
Be3 Na6 16. Nd4 Nac7 17. Ndb5 Nxb5 18. Nxb5 a6 19. Nc3 {1/2-1/2 (19) Zhang,P
(2562)-Ni,H (2390) Budapest 2000}) 11. Rd1 (11. Nb5 $5 {[%cal Rb5d6]} Qb4 12.
Bd2 Qxb3 13. axb3 $14) 11… b6 12. Ne5 (12. Nb5 $5 {[%cal Rb5d6]} Qd8 13. Ne5
$14) 12… Nc7 13. Nc4 Qd8 $1 14. Bf4 Ncd5 15. Nxd5 Nxd5 16. Be5 Be6 17. Qa3
Bh6 18. Ne3 a5 19. Bf3 Ra7 20. Bxd5 Bxd5 21. Nf5 {[%cal Rf5h6]} Bg5 22. Qg3 Bf6
({Reject} 22… f6 $6 23. Qxg5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} e6 24. Nh6+ Kh8 25. Rdc1 $16)
23. Bxf6 (23. Ne3 {is more complex.} Rd7 24. b3 Bxe5 25. dxe5 b5 26. f4) 23…
exf6 24. Ne3 Rd7 25. Rd2 Re8 26. b3 h5 27. Rad1 Kh7 28. Qf4 Re4 29. Nxd5 (29.
Qg3 $142) 29… Rxf4 $17 30. Nxf4 Rc7 31. d5 Qd6 32. Ne2 b5 33. h3 h4 34. Kh1
Kg7 35. Ng1 g5 36. Nf3 Rc5 37. Kg1 Kg6 38. Rd4 f5 39. Nh2 (39. R4d2 $142) 39…
f6 40. Nf1 Rc2 41. a4 Rc5 42. axb5 Rxb5 43. R1d3 (43. R4d3 {is a better
defense.}) 43… Rc5 $19 44. Ne3 Rc1+ $1 45. Rd1 {[#]} Rxd1+ $1 46. Rxd1 {
[%mdl 4096] Endgame [#] intending Nc4. KQ-KRN} Kf7 $1 47. Nxf5 Qb4 48. Nd4 Qb7
49. d6 {Black must now prevent Nc6!} Qd5 50. f3 (50. Rd2 $142 Qxd6 51. Rd3)
50… Qxd6 51. Rd3 {[#]} f5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 52. Kf2 (52. Nxf5 Qxd3) 52… Kf6
53. Ke2 {and the idea Nxf5! leaves White hopeful.} Qh2 54. Kf2 Qd6 55. Ke2 $1 {
If only White now had time for Nxf5!…} Qe5+ 56. Kf2 $2 (56. Kd1 {is the only
way for White.}) 56… Qc5 (56… f4 $142 57. Kf1 Qc5) 57. Kf1 $2 (57. Ke2)
57… Qc1+ 58. Kf2 Qb1 $2 (58… f4 59. Ne2 Qb1) 59. Rc3 $2 (59. Rd2 {was the
crucial defense.}) 59… f4 {Black is clearly winning.} 60. Ne2 Ke7 61. Rc7+ (
61. Nc1 $142 Qb2+ 62. Ne2) 61… Kd6 62. Rc3 Qd1 63. Rc1 Qxb3 64. Ke1 a4 {
[%cal Ba5a4,Ba4a3,Ba3a2][%mdl 32]} 65. Nc3 a3 66. Kd2 a2 {Precision: White =
40%, Black = 68%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Khusenkhojaev, Muhammad”]
[Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A48”]
[WhiteElo “2455”]
[BlackElo “2804”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “44”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,44,33,0,25,25,17,19,55,45,65,58,75,63,68,61,86,70,100,103,103,96,107,
71,88,93,99,79,97,77,85]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. g3 c5 5. Bg2 O-O 6.
O-O cxd4 7. Nxd4 d5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nb5 {LiveBook: 130 Games} e6 {D73:
Fianchetto Grünfeld: 5 Nf3} 10. N1c3 {[%cal Bb1c3,Bc3d5,Bd5b4,Bb4d3][%mdl 32]}
a6 11. Nxd5 axb5 {The position is equal.} 12. Nb4 Qe7 $146 ({Predecessor:}
12… Qa5 13. Nd3 Nc6 14. Bd2 Qa7 15. a3 Bd7 16. Rc1 Rfd8 17. Bg5 {1/2-1/2 (34)
Juhasz,B (2285)-Blasko,I (2220) Gyongyos 1999}) 13. Qb3 Ra4 14. Nd3 Nc6 15.
Qxb5 Ra5 16. Qb6 Bd4 17. Qb3 {White is better.} Rd8 18. Bd2 Ra6 19. e3 Rb6 20.
Qc2 Bg7 {[#] Threatens to win with …Qd6.} 21. Bc3 e5 22. a3 Bf5 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Liu, Guanchu”]
[Black “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C68”]
[WhiteElo “2455”]
[BlackElo “2797”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “52”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,52,0,0,0,2,8,2,0,-14,-10,-61,-66,-46,-54,-90,-98,-90,-95,-184,-177,
-175,-152,-160,-166,-164,-162,-168,-147,-162,-168,-245,-245,-5577,-5508,-5489,
-1199,-29993,-205]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Bd6 6. d4
exd4 7. Qxd4 f6 8. Nc3 {C68: Ruy Lopez: Exchange Variation, sidelines} (8. Be3
Ne7 9. Nbd2 Be6 10. Qc3 Qd7 11. Rfd1 Ng6 12. Nd4 O-O-O 13. N2b3 Bxb3 14. Qxb3
Bf4 15. Rd2 Bxe3 16. Qxe3 c5 17. Nb3 Qb5 18. Qxc5 Qxc5 19. Rxd8+ Rxd8 20. Nxc5
{1/2-1/2 (66) Kovalenko,I (2657)-Matlakov,M (2714) Minsk 2017}) 8… Ne7 9. Be3
{LiveBook: 4 Games} Ng6 10. Nd2 $146 {The position is equal.} ({Find the
theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 10. Qd2 Be6 11. Nd4 Bc4
12. Rfe1 O-O 13. Rad1 Re8 14. f3 a5 15. Qf2 Qc8 16. Nf5 {1-0 (85) Solovjova,V
(2221)-Meshcheriakova,E (2318) Smolensk 2008}) 10… Be6 11. f4 Bf7 12. Rad1
O-O {Black wants to play …Bxf4!} 13. Nb3 ({White should play} 13. Qd3 $11)
13… Qe7 $15 14. Qd2 Bb4 15. e5 Rad8 16. exf6 Qxf6 (16… gxf6 17. Nd4 $11)
17. Nd5 (17. Qe2 $17 {might work better.}) 17… Bxd5 $19 ({Not} 17… Bxd2 18.
Nxf6+ gxf6 19. Rxd2 $11) ({Resist} 17… Qxb2 18. Qxb4 Rxd5 19. Rxd5 $17) 18.
Qxb4 Nh4 ({Much less strong is} 18… Qxb2 19. Rd2 $15) 19. Rd2 Qg6 20. f5 Nxf5
21. Bc5 Nd6 {[#] Threatens to win with …Rxf1+.} 22. Rxf8+ Rxf8 23. Bxd6 (23.
Re2 $142) 23… cxd6 $40 {[%mdl 128] Black wants a kill.} 24. Qxb7 $2 (24. Re2)
24… Qe4 {[%cal Re4e1]} 25. h3 h6 (25… Qe3+ $142 26. Kh2 Qf4+ 27. Kh1 Re8)
26. Qb6 Qe1+ {Precision: White = 35%, Black = 79%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Dai, Changren”]
[Black “Kramnik, Vladimir”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C95”]
[WhiteElo “2422”]
[BlackElo “2803”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “102”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 29,102,8,10,10,10,10,11,14,27,-24,-22,-12,-10,-6,-24,-14,-15,-23,-17,
-34,0,0,0,0,0,0,21,27,0,9,48,0,0,0,27,0,8,0,0,0,0,4,34,0,0,0,45,0,43,39,32,34,
70,83,73,0,0,-16,-57,-898,-856,-29982,-29983,-29983,-29984,-29984,-29985,
-29985,-29986,-29986,-29987,-29987,-29988,-29988,-29989]} 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 d6 9. h3 Nb8 {
[%cal Bc6b8,Bb8d7,Bd7c5][%mdl 32]} 10. d4 Nbd7 11. Nbd2 c5 12. d5 {C95: Closed
Ruy Lopez: Breyer Variation with 10 d4} (12. Nf1 Re8 13. Ng3 Bf8 14. Nf5 exd4
15. cxd4 Bb7 16. e5 dxe5 17. dxe5 Bxf3 18. Qxf3 Nxe5 19. Rxe5 Rxe5 {1/2-1/2
(37) Navara,D (2737)-Ponomariov,R (2709) Czech Republic 2017}) 12… Qc7 13.
Bc2 c4 14. Nf1 a5 15. Ng3 Nc5 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 16. b3 cxb3 17. axb3 Bd7 18.
Be3 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 18.
Bb2 Rfc8 19. Qd2 h6 20. Nh4 Nfxe4 21. Bxe4 Bxh4 22. Bc2 {0-1 (36) Antulov,
M-Blazeka,M (2300) Split 2013}) 18… Rfc8 19. Qd2 (19. Qe2 $142) 19… a4 $11
20. bxa4 $1 Nxa4 21. Bxa4 Rxa4 22. Rxa4 bxa4 23. Rc1 Qc4 24. Qc2 h5 25. Nd2 Qa6
26. c4 h4 27. Ne2 {[%cal Bg3e2,Be2c3,Bc3b5][%mdl 32]} Nh5 {[%cal Bf6h5,Bh5f4,
Bf4d3][%mdl 32]} 28. Ra1 Bd8 29. Nc3 Nf4 30. Ra2 {[%cal Rc3a4]} Ra8 $1 31. Qb1
Qc8 (31… Ba5 $5 {[%cal Ra5c3]} 32. Nb5 Ne2+ 33. Kh2 Nc3 34. Nxc3 Bxc3 $11)
32. Qd1 Nd3 (32… Ba5 $5 {[%cal Ra5c3]} 33. Nb5 Bxd2 34. Qxd2 Bxb5 35. cxb5
Qc4 $11) 33. Nb5 Ra6 34. Qa1 Nc5 35. Qb1 Be7 36. Qa1 Bd8 37. Qb1 Be7 38. Qa1
Kh7 39. Bxc5 Qxc5 40. Rxa4 Rxa4 41. Qxa4 Bg5 42. Nb3 (42. Nf1 $16) 42… Qc8 $1
43. Kh2 Bf4+ 44. g3 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (44. Kh1 $15) 44… Bxh3 $19 {[#] ( -> …
Bf1)} 45. Nxd6 hxg3+ {Black mates.} 46. fxg3 Qg4 47. Nf5 Qh5 48. gxf4 Bxf5+ 49.
Kg3 Qg4+ 50. Kf2 Qxf4+ 51. Ke2 Qxe4+ {Precision: White = 57%, Black = 62%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.03”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Ruiz Castillo, Joshua Daniel”]
[Black “So, Wesley”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B19”]
[WhiteElo “2377”]
[BlackElo “2792”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “118”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 27,118,0,0,0,0,9,25,-14,0,0,0,0,0,0,-3,0,-2,-20,0,-19,-14,0,0,0,-15,-11,
-4,-10,-10,-45,-25,-25,-11,-20,-21,-32,-31,-50,-46,-53,-52,-60,0,0,0,0,0,-26,
-28,-138,-141,-133,-139,-174,-124,-138,-89,-83,-87,-79,-86,-284,-277,-277,-271,
-431,-393,-499,-492,-485,-485,-462,-316,-453,-324,-1544,-1597,-1502,-1230,
-1407,-1222,-1024,-977,-5803,-5073,-5045,-1412,-1370,-820,-29980,-29981,-29981,
-29982]} 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3
Nd7 8. h5 Bh7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 e6 11. Bf4 Qa5+ {B19: Classical Caro-Kann:
4…Bf5 main line} 12. Bd2 Bb4 13. a3 (13. c3 Be7 14. c4 Qb6 15. O-O-O Ngf6 16.
Kb1 O-O 17. Ne4 Rad8 18. Bc3 Qa6 19. Nxf6+ Nxf6 {0-1 (56) Dervishi,E (2564)
-Eljanov,P (2739) Baku 2016}) 13… Bxd2+ 14. Qxd2 Qxd2+ {LiveBook: 5 Games}
15. Nxd2 Ngf6 16. O-O-O Ke7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 16… O-O-O 17. Nde4 Kc7 18.
c4 Nxe4 19. Nxe4 {0-1 (32) Visigalli,C (1839)-Bonazzi,E (2183) Senigallia 2009}
) 17. Nde4 Rad8 18. Rhe1 Nxe4 19. Rxe4 Nf6 20. Re5 Ng4 21. Re2 Rd5 22. c4 Rd7
23. f3 Nf6 24. Re5 Rc8 25. Nf5+ Kf8 26. Ne3 Rcd8 27. Nc2 b6 28. Rde1 Rd6 29. c5
Rd5 30. cxb6 axb6 31. g4 R5d6 32. b4 Nd5 33. Kb2 Nf4 {Threatens to win with …
Nd3+.} 34. R1e3 f6 (34… b5 $15) 35. R5e4 $11 {[#]} e5 $1 $36 {[%mdl 2560]
Black has the initiative.} 36. dxe5 Nd3+ 37. Kc3 fxe5 38. a4 (38. Kb3 $11)
38… Nf2 $17 39. Rxe5 Nd1+ 40. Kc4 Nxe3+ 41. Rxe3 $19 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame
KRR-KRN} Rd5 42. Rc3 Kf7 43. Ne3 b5+ 44. axb5 $2 {[#]} (44. Kb3 $17 {was the
only defense.} bxa4+ 45. Kxa4) 44… cxb5+ 45. Kb3 Rd3 46. Nf5 (46. Kc2 {
was called for.} Rd2+ 47. Kb3) 46… Kf6 47. Kc2 Rd2+ 48. Kc1 Rd1+ 49. Kc2
R8d2+ 50. Kb3 Rd3 51. Ne3 $2 (51. f4) 51… Rb1+ (51… R1d2 $2 52. Nf5 $19)
52. Kc2 Rxc3+ 53. Kxc3 {KR-KN} Ke5 54. Nf5 Rf1 55. Nxg7 Rxf3+ 56. Kd2 Kf4 57.
Nf5 Kxg4 58. Nxh6+ Kxh5 59. Ng8 Rf7 {Precision: White = 44%, Black = 75%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Black “Khusenkhojaev, Muhammad”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C50”]
[WhiteElo “2804”]
[BlackElo “2455”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “65”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 23,65,18,23,0,33,32,49,26,44,58,73,73,88,79,246,249,244,236,477,477,470,
470,563,443,417,417,525,539,527,506,838,824,806,795,1270,1270,1745,1763,1822,
781,744,714,726,714]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 a6 6. c3
d6 7. a4 h6 8. Re1 {C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3}
O-O 9. h3 Ba7 10. Nbd2 Ne7 11. Bb3 Ng6 12. d4 Re8 {LiveBook: 8 Games} 13. a5 (
13. Bc2 Bd7 14. a5 c6 15. dxe5 dxe5 {1-0 (43) Vachier Lagrave,M (2791)-So,W
(2810) Saint Louis 2017}) 13… c6 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and
annotate with similar games:} 13… Be6 14. Bc2 Bd7 15. Nf1 Nh5 16. Ne3 Nhf4
17. Nf5 exd4 18. cxd4 {1/2-1/2 (26) Klinova,M (2384)-Houska,J (2342)
Gothenburg 2005}) 14. Bc2 Be6 15. Nf1 Qc7 16. Ng3 Rad8 17. Be3 Qb8 18. Qc1 Qc8
$2 {[#]} (18… Qc7 $16) 19. Bxh6 $1 $18 {[%mdl 512]} Bxh3 {[#]} (19… gxh6
20. Qxh6) 20. Bg5 $1 ({Resist} 20. gxh3 $6 Qxh3 21. Bg5 exd4) 20… Bg4 $2 (
20… Qe6 {was called for.} 21. gxh3 Qxh3) 21. Bxf6 Bxf3 22. Nf5 (22. gxf3 Qh3
$16) (22. Bxd8 Nf4 $18) 22… Nf4 23. dxe5 (23. gxf3 gxf6 24. Kh1 Kh7 $18) (23.
Bxd8 Qxd8 24. Qe3 (24. gxf3 Qg5+ 25. Ng3 Qh4 $11) 24… Bxg2 $11) 23… dxe5
24. Bxe5 (24. Bxd8 $2 Qxd8 25. g3 Qg5 $19) 24… Ne2+ {[#]} 25. Rxe2 $1 {
[%mdl 512] White is clearly winning.} Rxe5 (25… Bxe2 26. Qg5) 26. gxf3 Qxf5 (
26… Qe6 $142) 27. exf5 Rxe2 28. Qg5 {White threatens f6 and mate.} Rd5 29.
Be4 Bxf2+ 30. Kf1 Be3 31. Kxe2 {Intending Qe7 and mate.} Bxg5 32. Bxd5 cxd5 33.
Rd1 {Precision: White = 87%, Black = 31%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Kramnik, Vladimir”]
[Black “Dai, Changren”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D02”]
[WhiteElo “2803”]
[BlackElo “2422”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “90”]
[EventDate “2017.09.04”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 12,90,15,-3,-2,0,-5,-9,0,0,4,6,0,0,0,0,2,13,18,18,17,12,12,17,36,19,41,
0,0,0,0,0,2,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-5,
-7,-5,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 Nf6 4. e3 Be7 5. b3
O-O 6. Bb2 c5 {A13: English Opening: 1…e6} 7. dxc5 {LiveBook: 12 Games} dxc4
{Threatening …Qxd1+.} 8. Bxc4 Qxd1+ 9. Kxd1 Bxc5 (9… Ne4 $5 {[%cal Re4f2]}
10. Ke2 Nxc5 $11) 10. Ke2 b6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10… Bd7 11. Rc1 Rc8 12. Bd3
Bc6 13. Ne5 Nbd7 14. Nxc6 Rxc6 {1/2-1/2 (46) Topalov,V (2798)-Anand,V (2804)
Stavanger 2015}) 11. Rd1 Bb7 12. Nc3 Nc6 13. Nb5 Rfd8 14. Ne5 Nxe5 15. Bxe5 Nd5
({But not} 15… Bxg2 $2 16. Rxd8+ Rxd8 17. Bxf6 $18) 16. Bxd5 exd5 17. Bd4 Ba6
18. a4 Rdc8 19. Kf3 Bxb5 {The position is equal.} 20. axb5 Bxd4 21. Rxd4 $11 {
[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} Rc5 22. Rb4 (22. Rad1 {with more complications.}
Rd8 23. Ra4 Ra8 24. Rda1 Kf8 25. Rxa7 Rxa7 26. Rxa7 Rxb5 27. Ra3) 22… h5 23.
Ra2 g6 24. Ke2 Kg7 25. Kd3 Kf6 26. h4 Ke5 27. g3 Ke6 28. Ra6 Rc7 29. Rba4 Rac8
30. Rxa7 Rc3+ 31. Ke2 Rxb3 32. Rb7 Rc2+ (32… Rxb5 {looks sharper.} 33. Ra2
Rd8 34. Rc2 Rd6 35. Kf1 Rb4) 33. Kf1 $1 Rxb5 34. Ra6 Rc6 35. Raa7 f6 36. Re7+
Kf5 37. Kg2 Re6 38. Rg7 Rb2 {[#] White must now prevent …d4.} 39. Rad7 Rd2 (
39… Rxe3 $5 40. Rxd5+ Ke6 $15) 40. Kf3 b5 41. Rb7 Rb2 42. Rbd7 Rd2 43. Rb7
Rb2 (43… Rc6 $5 {[%cal Rc6c2]} 44. Rxb5 Ke6 $11) 44. Rgd7 Ke5 45. Rd8 Rc6 {
Precision: White = 92%, Black = 72%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi GEO”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Black “Liu, Guanchu”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteElo “2797”]
[BlackElo “2451”]
[Annotator “TA RC”]
[PlyCount “168”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]

{[%evp 18,168,14,29,25,27,27,33,67,57,70,62,77,53,57,56,55,62,55,71,57,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-3,-25,-16,-25,20,0,47,33,51,0,16,0,62,52,62,59,56,25,31,
19,45,43,63,27,51,45,84,31,33,0,0,0,72,83,84,86,86,0,81,37,26,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
0,0,0,8,8,100,0,0,0,166,166,119,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,63,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 e6
2. c4 Nf6 3. g3 c5 4. d5 exd5 5. cxd5 b5 6. e4 {A60: Modern Benoni: Early
Divergences} (6. Bg2 d6 7. Nf3 g6 8. O-O Bg7 9. e4 O-O 10. Re1 Re8 11. e5 dxe5
12. Nxe5 Bb7 13. Nc6 Rxe1+ 14. Qxe1 Qd7 15. Ne5 {0-1 (32) Li,C (2751)-Ivanchuk,
V (2710) Huaian 2016}) 6… Nxe4 7. Qe2 Qe7 8. Bg2 Nd6 9. Be3 b4 10. Bxc5 {
LiveBook: 5 Games} Qxe2+ 11. Nxe2 Na6 12. Bd4 f6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12… Nf5
13. O-O Bc5 14. Bxc5 Nxc5 {1-0 (50) Sosonko,G (2530)-Olafsson,F (2560) Wijk
aan Zee 1977}) 13. Nd2 Bb7 14. Rc1 Kf7 15. Nb3 Be7 {[%cal Bf8e7,Be7d8,Bd8a5]
[%mdl 32]} 16. Na5 Rhb8 17. Be3 Bd8 18. Nxb7 Rxb7 19. Kd2 (19. Bf4 $14 Be7 20.
O-O) 19… b3 20. a3 Ba5+ 21. Kd3 Bb6 22. Rc3 Ba5 23. Rcc1 Bb6 24. Rc3 Ba5 25.
Rcc1 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White fights for an advantage.} Bb6 26. g4 Re8 27. Ng3
Bxe3 28. fxe3 Kf8 29. h3 Nf7 30. Ne4 Rb5 31. Kd4 Ra5 32. Bf1 d6 (32… Ra4+ $11
33. Rc4 Ra5) 33. Bxa6 $1 $14 Rxa6 34. Nd2 $1 Ne5 35. e4 Ra4+ $1 36. Ke3 Nd7 37.
Nc4 Ke7 38. Rhd1 Nc5 39. Rd4 Kd7 40. Rc3 (40. h4 $16) 40… h6 41. Rc1 g6 42.
Nd2 Rxd4 (42… f5 $1 $11 43. gxf5 gxf5 44. Rxa4 Nxa4) 43. Kxd4 $11 {[%mdl
4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} f5 44. gxf5 gxf5 45. Re1 (45. exf5 $16 Re2 46. Nc4)
45… Rg8 (45… Nxe4 $11 46. Nxe4 Rxe4+ 47. Rxe4 fxe4) 46. e5 Rg3 47. exd6
Rd3+ $1 48. Kxc5 {Threatening mate with Nc4.} Rxd2 {KR-KR} 49. Re7+ Kd8 50.
Rxa7 Rxb2 51. Ra8+ (51. d7 $5 {[%cal Rc5d6]} Ke7 52. Kc4 $14) 51… Kd7 52.
Ra7+ Kd8 53. Rb7 f4 {[#]} (53… Rb1 $11 54. d7 Ke7) 54. Kc4 ({Better is} 54.
d7 $1 $16 {Kd6 would kill now.} Ke7 55. Kc4) 54… Rb1 55. Rf7 ({Avoid the trap
} 55. Rxb3 $2 Rxb3 56. Kxb3 f3 $19) 55… Rd1 $2 (55… Rh1 $11 {and Black
stays safe.} 56. Kxb3 Rxh3+ 57. Kb4 Rd3) 56. Kxb3 $18 Rxd5 {[#]} 57. Rxf4 ({
White should try} 57. Kc4 $1 $16 {[%cal Rc4d5]} Rxd6 58. Rxf4) 57… Rd3+ $1
$11 58. Kb4 Rxh3 59. a4 Kd7 60. Rd4 (60. Kc5 $5 {[%cal Rf4f7]} Rc3+ 61. Kb6 $16
) 60… Rh1 61. a5 Rb1+ 62. Ka4 {a6 is the strong threat.} (62. Kc3 $5 {
[%cal Rc3c4]}) 62… Ra1+ 63. Kb5 Rb1+ $1 64. Kc5 (64. Ka4 $5 {[%cal Ra5a6]}
Ra1+ 65. Kb5 Rb1+ 66. Ka6 $16) 64… Ra1 65. Kb6 Rb1+ 66. Ka7 (66. Kc5 $5 {
[%cal Ra5a6]} Ra1 67. Kb6 Rb1+ 68. Kc5 $16) 66… h5 67. a6 h4 68. Rxh4 {
And now Rh6 would win.} Kxd6 69. Rh7 Kc6 70. Rb7 Ra1 71. Rb2 {aiming for Rc2+.}
Kc7 72. Rc2+ Kd7 73. Rc4 {Threatens to win with Kb7.} Rb1 74. Rh4 {Black must
now prevent Rc4.} Kc7 75. Rh7+ (75. Re4 $5 {[%cal Re4c4]} Kc6 76. Rc4+ Kb5 77.
Rc7 $18) 75… Kc8 76. Rb7 Ra1 77. Rb4 (77. Re7 $11 Ra2 78. Rg7) 77… Kc7 $14
78. Rc4+ Kd7 79. Kb6 (79. Rc2 $14) 79… Rb1+ $1 $11 {The position is equal.}
80. Ka5 Ra1+ 81. Ra4 Rxa4+ 82. Kxa4 {Hoping for a7.} Kc7 83. a7 Kb7 84. Ka3 (
84. a8=Q+ $5 Kxa8 $11) 84… Kxa7 {Precision: White = 53%, Black = 73%.}
1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Black “Yeoh, Li Tian”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B12”]
[WhiteElo “2794”]
[BlackElo “2478”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “142”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,142,43,53,9,46,13,30,10,25,20,18,8,18,36,26,21,27,32,37,36,39,16,43,
35,40,45,49,43,39,17,20,0,6,0,0,-8,-14,0,0,0,12,18,10,-13,0,0,7,0,10,0,0,0,33,
0,18,0,-7,-18,0,-37,0,-43,-7,-7,0,-56,-44,-87,-85,-84,-60,-79,-79,-89,-91,-108,
-94,-108,-108,-129,-70,-52,0,-147,-135,-133,-145,-259,-262,-255,-238,-303,-311,
-302,-179,-183,-173,-182,-179,-173,-85,-111,-111,-111,-111,-111,-111,-111,-111,
-144,-111,-194,-92,-92,-86,-86,-67,-67,-67,-67,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c6 2. d4
d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 Nd7 6. O-O Bg6 7. Nbd2 {B12: Caro-Kann: Advance
Variation} Nh6 8. c3 Be7 9. Nb3 O-O {LiveBook: 8 Games} 10. Bd3 $146 (10. Bxh6
$5 gxh6 11. Qd2 $14) ({Predecessor:} 10. a4 Rc8 11. a5 c5 12. Bxh6 gxh6 13.
dxc5 Nxc5 14. Nbd4 {1-0 (35) Karjakin,S (2785)-Pantsulaia,L (2607) Doha 2016})
10… c5 {White must now prevent …Bxd3.} 11. Bxg6 (11. Bxh6 $5 gxh6 12. dxc5
$11) 11… hxg6 12. h3 Rc8 13. g4 c4 14. Nbd2 f6 15. exf6 Bxf6 16. Re1 Rc6 17.
Nf1 Nf7 18. Bf4 Re8 19. Re3 Be7 20. Qc2 g5 21. Bg3 b5 {[%cal Bb7b5,Bb5b4][%mdl
32]} 22. Rae1 Nf8 23. R3e2 b4 24. Qa4 Qb6 25. Ne3 {And now Nxd5! would win.}
Rd8 26. Rc1 Qb7 27. Qd1 Rdc8 28. cxb4 Bxb4 29. b3 Ba3 30. Rb1 c3 31. Qd3 Qa6
32. Qxa6 Rxa6 33. Rc2 Nd7 34. Ne1 Bd6 35. Rbc1 Rac6 36. Nd3 Ba3 $36 {[%mdl
2048] Black fights for an advantage.} 37. Re1 a5 38. Ree2 Kf8 39. f3 Be7 40.
Rc1 $1 Ba3 41. Rcc2 Nd6 $1 {[%cal Rd6b5] Hoping for …Nb5.} 42. Bxd6+ Bxd6 43.
Re1 Bb8 {Threatens to win with …Ba7.} 44. Rcc1 Kf7 45. Nc2 Nf8 46. Kf2 Ng6
47. a3 Rh8 48. Kg2 Nh4+ (48… Nf4+ $17 49. Nxf4 Bxf4) 49. Kf2 $15 Ng6 (49…
Rcc8 $15) 50. Kg2 $17 Nf4+ 51. Nxf4 Bxf4 52. Rb1 {[#]} (52. Rcd1 $17 {was
called for.}) 52… e5 $1 $19 {[%mdl 512]} 53. dxe5 {[#]} Rxh3 $3 {[%mdl 512]}
54. Rh1 (54. Kxh3 Rh6+) 54… Rxh1 55. Rxh1 Bxe5 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN}
(55… Rb6 $142 56. Kf1 Rxb3 57. e6+ Ke7) 56. Kf2 Rb6 57. b4 axb4 58. axb4 {[#]
} Bd6 (58… Rh6 $1 $19 {[%cal Rh6h1] is more deadly.} 59. Rh5 Ke7) 59. Ke2
Bxb4 60. Kd3 Be7 61. Kxc3 Bf6+ 62. Kd2 Rb3 63. Ke2 Ke6 64. Rd1 (64. Rc1 $17)
64… Ke5 (64… Rb2 $19 65. Kd3 Ke5) 65. Ne1 $17 Rb2+ 66. Rd2 Rb8 67. Nd3+ Kd6
68. Ra2 Rh8 (68… Bd4 $15) 69. Ra6+ $11 {The position is equal.} Kc7 70. Nb4
Rd8 71. Ra5 Kb6 {Precision: White = 49%, Black = 52%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “So, Wesley”]
[Black “Ruiz Castillo, Joshua Daniel”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E01”]
[WhiteElo “2792”]
[BlackElo “2377”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “62”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,62,20,18,-20,28,13,50,0,0,0,0,-10,0,-12,54,25,51,75,109,98,104,97,
100,114,88,97,87,29,25,20,53,33,39,35,36,37,32,0,5,5,7,7,4]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6
3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Nf3 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7 8. Qc2 c6 9. Bf4 Ne4 10.
Nc3 g5 {E08: Closed Catalan: Main Line: 7 Qc2} 11. Be3 Nd6 {LiveBook: 4 Games}
12. cxd5 cxd5 13. Rfd1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. Qc1 h6 14. h4 Nf5 15. hxg5 Nxe3
16. Qxe3 hxg5 17. Bh3 Kg7 18. Kg2 {1-0 (32) Li,C (2751)-Fressinet,L (2700)
Huaian 2016}) 13… b6 14. Ne5 Bb7 15. Qa4 Nb8 16. Rac1 f6 17. Bh3 f5 ({
Black should try} 17… Nf5 $11 18. Nd3 Bc6) 18. Bg2 (18. Nb5 $5 {[%cal Rb5c7]}
Qe8 19. Nc3 $11 (19. Rc7 a6 $11)) 18… Nf7 19. Nb5 Qe8 20. Qb3 $1 {Black must
now prevent Nc7.} Na6 21. Nc7 Nxc7 22. Rxc7 Nxe5 23. dxe5 ({Of course not} 23.
Rxb7 $6 Nc4 $11) 23… Rb8 {[#]} 24. Rdc1 (24. Rxb7 $1 $16 Rxb7 {[#]} 25. Bxd5
$1 {[%mdl 512]}) 24… Rf7 25. Bd2 (25. Bf3 $5 {[%cal Rf3h5]} g4 26. Bg2 $11)
25… Rc8 26. Rxc8 Bxc8 27. Rc7 Bc5 28. Rxf7 Qxf7 29. Qa4 (29. Qc2 $5 {[%cal
Rb2b4]} Ba6 30. Qa4 Bxe2 31. Bxg5 $11) 29… Qd7 {The position is equal.} 30.
Qxd7 Bxd7 31. Bxg5 Bd4 {Precision: White = 38%, Black = 35%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Black “Smirnov, Anton”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A06”]
[WhiteElo “2780”]
[BlackElo “2508”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “41”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 15,41,20,22,18,26,20,20,20,20,10,34,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,22,0,10,0,0,0,0,0,0,
-11]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 Nf6 5. O-O c6 6. b3 O-O 7. Bb2 Bf5 8.
c4 Qb6 {LiveBook: 5 Games. D78: Fianchetto Grünfeld: 6 0-0 c6} (8… Nbd7 9. e3
dxc4 10. bxc4 e5 11. Nc3 Re8 12. h3 exd4 13. Nxd4 Ne5 14. Nxf5 Qxd1 15. Nxd1
gxf5 16. Bxe5 Rxe5 {1-0 (34) Vachier Lagrave,M (2789)-Kramnik,V (2812) Paris
2016}) 9. Nbd2 Rd8 10. Nh4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10. Rc1 Ne4 11. e3 Qa5 12. Nxe4
Bxe4 13. a4 Nd7 14. Bc3 Qc7 15. cxd5 Bxd5 {0-1 (56) Southam,D (2130)-Plotkin,V
(2237) Toronto 2010}) 10… Be6 11. Qc2 Na6 12. Rac1 Rac8 (12… Ne4 $5) 13.
Qb1 Ne4 {The position is equal.} 14. Bxe4 dxe4 15. Nxe4 Bxd4 16. Bxd4 Qxd4 17.
Rfd1 Qg7 18. Ng5 Qf6 19. Nxe6 Qxe6 20. Qb2 Rd6 21. Rd2 {Precision: White = 39%,
Black = 67%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Svidler, Peter”]
[Black “Vakhidov, Jakhongir”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A04”]
[WhiteElo “2756”]
[BlackElo “2518”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “61”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 11,61,62,63,20,21,9,24,26,58,60,81,83,83,74,82,76,77,78,72,67,106,102,
101,110,101,99,124,125,123,114,141,153,197,177,189,201,214,211,307,304,435,458,
450,431,737,758,723,745,1379,1363,1333,1010]} 1. Nf3 g6 2. e4 d5 3. exd5 Qxd5
4. Nc3 Qd6 5. d4 Nf6 6. Nb5 {B06: Modern Defence} Qd8 {LiveBook: 59 Games} 7.
a4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 7. c4 Bg7 8. Bf4 Na6 9. Be2 O-O 10. O-O c6 11. Nc3 Bf5
12. Re1 Ne4 13. Qb3 {1-0 (37) Naiditsch,A (2710)-Rakhmanov,A (2663) Linares
2017}) 7… Bg7 8. Be2 {The position is equal.} O-O 9. O-O Ne8 10. c3 Bg4 11.
h3 Be6 12. Bf4 Nc6 13. Re1 Bd5 14. Na3 {[%cal Bb5a3,Ba3c2,Bc2e3][%mdl 32]} Nd6
15. Nc2 Na5 16. Nd2 f6 17. Ne3 Bf7 18. d5 {Strongly threatening b4.} b6 19. Nf3
c5 20. Qc2 a6 21. h4 {[%cal Bh3h4,Bh4h5][%mdl 32]} Re8 22. h5 c4 23. Nd4 Qd7
24. hxg6 Bxg6 (24… hxg6 {is a better defense.} 25. Bxd6 exd6 26. Nxc4 Nxc4)
25. Qd1 $18 Rac8 (25… f5 {keeps fighting.} 26. Ne6 Bf6 27. Bxd6 Qxd6 28. Nxc4
Nxc4) 26. Bxd6 {White is clearly winning.} Qxd6 27. Bg4 Rb8 (27… e5 $142 28.
Bxc8 Rxc8) 28. Nef5 Bxf5 29. Bxf5 {[#] Hoping for Ne6.} Qf4 30. Re4 Qh6 31. g3
{Precision: White = 90%, Black = 51%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Yu, Yangyi”]
[Black “Pourramezanali, Amirreza”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E04”]
[WhiteElo “2750”]
[BlackElo “2534”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “45”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,45,-1,-12,25,21,22,16,10,21,16,19,8,15,10,23,21,27,20,4,7,9,15,14,10,
9,27,0,5,-17]} 1. c4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 {[%cal Bg8f6,Bf6d5,Bd5b4][%mdl 32]}
4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 Bb4+ 6. Nc3 O-O 7. O-O Nc6 8. Qa4 {E20: Nimzo-Indian: 4 g3
and 4 f3} Nd5 9. Qc2 Be7 10. Rd1 {LiveBook: 11 Games} Ndb4 11. Qa4 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 11. Qb1 Rb8 12. Ne5 Na5 13. e4 f6 14. Nf3 b5 15. Be3 a6 {0-1 (32)
Fominyh,A (2520)-Popov,V (2573) Krasnoyarsk 2003}) 11… Bd7 {White must now
prevent …Nxd4!} 12. a3 Nb8 13. Qa5 $1 Nd5 14. Nxd5 exd5 15. Qxd5 Ba4 16. Qxd8
$1 ({Not} 16. Qxb7 $2 Bc6 $19) 16… Rxd8 17. Re1 Nc6 18. Bd2 Nxd4 19. Nxd4
Rxd4 20. Bc3 Rd7 21. Bxb7 Rb8 22. Be4 Bf6 23. Rac1 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Wei, Yi”]
[Black “Sambuev, Bator”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C19”]
[WhiteElo “2748”]
[BlackElo “2529”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “91”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 24,91,13,-6,14,0,35,0,7,0,0,-20,-35,-27,-25,-37,-41,-58,-33,-58,75,63,
122,113,114,122,109,1,77,83,99,92,87,99,115,0,0,0,100,0,89,0,0,14,13,0,0,-17,
76,60,79,70,229,224,694,299,291,285,3576,3014,2387,1852,2334,1787,29992,29989,
29989,29990,29994,29995]} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6.
bxc3 Ne7 7. a4 Qc7 8. Nf3 b6 9. Bb5+ Bd7 10. Bd3 Nbc6 11. O-O h6 12. Re1 O-O {
[%cal Bh8f8,Bf8f7,Bf7f5][%mdl 32]} 13. h4 {LiveBook: 3 Games. C19: French: 3
Nc3 Bb4: Main line: 7 Nf3 and 7 a4} c4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13… Na5 14. Nh2
cxd4 15. cxd4 Nf5 16. Ng4 Nc4 17. Nf6+ gxf6 18. Qg4+ Kh7 19. Qh5 Kg8 20. Bxf5
exf5 21. exf6 Rfe8 22. Bxh6 {1-0 (22) Vovk,Y (2539)-Bobula,M (2393) Slovakia
2010}) 14. Bf1 f6 15. h5 {White is slightly better.} fxe5 16. dxe5 Rf7 17. Ba3
Raf8 18. Bd6 Qd8 19. Be2 Rf5 20. Nh4 Rf4 (20… Rxf2 $5 {[%cal Re7f5]} 21. Nf3
Rxe2 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 22. Qxe2 Rf4 $11) 21. Bg4 R8f7 (21… Rxf2 $15 {stays
ahead.} 22. Bf3 (22. Nf3 Rf4 $15) 22… R2xf3 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 23. Nxf3 Rf4) 22.
f3 $16 d4 (22… Rf8 $14) 23. Ng6 Nd5 24. Nxf4 Rxf4 25. cxd4 (25. Qe2 $16)
25… Rxd4 (25… Nxd4 $11 26. Qd2 Qg5) 26. Qe2 Qg5 27. Qf2 $1 Rd2 28. Re2 Rd4
29. Ree1 Rd2 30. Re2 Rd4 $1 31. Qe1 ({White should play} 31. a5 $1 $16) 31…
g6 (31… Nf4 $11 {remains equal.}) 32. Re4 (32. Ba3 $16 gxh5 33. Bc1) 32…
gxh5 $11 33. Bh3 Rd2 34. Kh1 {Strongly threatening f4.} Rxc2 35. f4 Qg6 {[#]} (
35… Nxf4 $11 {keeps the balance.} 36. Qe3 Ne2) 36. f5 $1 $36 {[%cal Rf5g6]
[%mdl 2560] White has some pressure.} exf5 37. Qd1 $1 {[%cal Rd1c2]} fxe4 $2 ({
Black should try} 37… Nc3 $1 $14 38. Qxc2 Nxe4 39. Qxc4+ Kg7) 38. Qxd5+ $18
Kg7 $2 {[#]} (38… Kh7 39. e6 Bxe6 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 40. Qxe6 Qxe6 41. Bxe6 c3)
39. Rg1 (39. Bf8+ $142 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kh8 (39… Kxf8 40. Rf1+) 40. Qxd7 Nxe5
41. Qd8) 39… Be8 {[#]} 40. Rf1 $1 {[%cal Rf1f6]} h4 $2 {[#]} (40… e3) 41.
Bf8+ $1 Kh8 42. Ba3 {Threatening mate with Rf8+.} Kg7 43. Rf6 e3 44. Rxg6+ {
White mates.} Bxg6 45. Qd7+ Kh8 46. Bf8 {Precision: White = 53%, Black = 29%.}
1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Harikrishna, P.”]
[Black “Gonzalez Vidal, Yuri”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C95”]
[WhiteElo “2741”]
[BlackElo “2547”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “81”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 35,81,9,17,16,20,6,7,0,34,12,24,18,25,18,76,87,83,74,83,75,87,68,65,72,
147,140,127,142,122,70,189,106,326,320,325,227,456,439,430,345,546,541,750,741,
745,756,890,885]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5
7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Nb8 10. d4 Nbd7 11. Nbd2 Bb7 12. Bc2 Re8 13. Nf1 Bf8
14. Ng3 g6 15. b3 Bg7 16. d5 Rc8 {C95: Closed Ruy Lopez: Breyer Variation with
10 d4} 17. c4 c6 18. Bg5 h6 {[#] LiveBook: 7 Games. The position is equal.} 19.
Bd2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 19. Be3 Nb6 20. Rb1 Qc7 21. dxc6 Bxc6 22. Nd2 Nbd7 23.
Rc1 Qa5 24. Bb1 {0-1 (42) Gashimov,V (2717)-Harikrishna,P (2668) Sabadell 2008}
) 19… a5 20. Be3 Ba6 21. Qd2 Kh7 22. dxc6 Rxc6 23. cxb5 Bxb5 24. Rac1 Bf8 (
24… Qc7 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 25. a4 $16 Ba6 {[#]} 26. b4 $1 $36 {
[%cal Rb4b5][%mdl 2048] White is really pushing.} axb4 27. Bb3 Rxc1 28. Rxc1 d5
29. Bxd5 Qe7 (29… Nxd5 $142 30. Qxd5 Re6) 30. Bb3 Rc8 31. Rxc8 Bxc8 32. Qd3 (
{White should play} 32. a5 $16) 32… Bb7 ({Better is} 32… Nc5 $14 33. Bxc5
Qxc5) 33. a5 (33. Qb5 $18 Ba8 34. Nd2) 33… Kg8 $2 {[#]} (33… Nc5 $16 34.
Bxc5 Qxc5) 34. a6 $18 Ba8 35. a7 Qe8 $2 (35… Nc5 {is a better defense.} 36.
Bxc5 Qxc5) 36. Qc4 Kg7 37. Qc7 Kh7 (37… Be7 $142 38. Nxe5 Qd8 39. Bxh6+ Kh7
40. Qxd8 Bxd8 41. Nxf7 Bb6) 38. Ba4 {[%cal Bb3a4,Ba4c6,Bc6b7][%mdl 32] White
is clearly winning.} Kg7 39. Nd2 Be7 40. Bc6 Kh7 41. Bb7 {Precision: White =
80%, Black = 28%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi GEO”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Le, Quang Liem”]
[Black “Kunin, Vitaly”]
[Result “1-0”]
[WhiteElo “2739”]
[BlackElo “2551”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “119”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]

{[%evp 17,119,17,22,13,17,23,33,43,72,80,80,88,89,83,86,86,100,113,102,-10,0,
-3,-8,-46,73,38,58,45,51,43,53,64,68,50,63,67,96,62,55,8,8,8,42,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
8,8,8,8,8,0,8,0,8,0,0,0,8,8,25,36,136,131,104,8,159,159,159,159,159,159,159,
159,159,159,159,159,159,159,2105,1473,839,671,12807,6432,12845,12844,29944,
12847,29957,1972,29964,29964,12816,5110,29985,29986,29988,29989]} 1. d4 e6 2.
c4 b6 3. a3 Bb7 4. Nc3 f5 5. d5 Nf6 6. g3 Na6 {[%cal Bb8a6,Ba6c5,Bc5e4][%mdl
32]} 7. Bg2 Nc5 8. Nh3 {A40: Unusual replies to 1 d4} Bd6 9. Nb5 (9. O-O O-O
10. Nb5 Be5 11. Bf4 Bxf4 12. Nxf4 a6 13. Nc3 Qe8 14. e3 e5 15. Nd3 Nce4 {
0-1 (67) Riazantsev,A (2688)-Dubov,D (2627) Sochi 2015}) 9… Be5 {LiveBook: 4
Games} 10. Bf4 {The position is equal.} Bxf4 $146 ({Find the theoretical
novelty and annotate with similar games:} 10… d6 11. Bxe5 dxe5 12. b4 Nce4
13. f4 O-O 14. fxe5 Ng4 15. Bxe4 fxe4 {0-1 (30) Rychagov,A (2385)-Lempert,I
(2505) Moscow 1996}) 11. Nxf4 O-O 12. b4 Nce4 13. dxe6 g5 14. Nd5 Nxd5 15. cxd5
a6 16. d6 dxe6 17. Nxc7 Nc3 18. Bxb7 (18. Qb3 $1 $16 Bxg2 19. Qxe6+ Kh8 20. Rg1
) 18… Nxd1 $11 19. Rxd1 Rb8 20. Bxa6 b5 (20… Qf6 $1 $15 {keeps the upper
hand.} 21. O-O Qe5) 21. Bxb5 (21. Nxe6 {feels hotter.} Qd7 22. Nc5 Qf7 23. d7
Rfd8 24. h4) 21… Rb6 $1 {[%cal Rb6d6]} 22. O-O Rxd6 {[#]} 23. Nxe6 $1 {
[%mdl 512]} Rxd1 (23… Rxe6 24. Rxd8) 24. Nxd8 Rfxd8 25. Bd3 Rxf1+ $1 26. Kxf1
$14 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KR-KB} f4 27. gxf4 gxf4 28. Kg2 {Black must now
prevent Kf3.} Ra8 $1 29. b5 {Threatens to win with Kf3.} Rxa3 30. Kf3 Ra4 $1
31. Kg4 h6 32. f3 Kf7 33. Kf5 Rb4 34. h4 Ra4 $1 35. Ke5 {Hoping for Kd6.} Ke7
$1 36. Kf5 Kf7 37. Ke5 {And now Kd6 would win.} Ke7 $1 38. Kd5 Kd7 39. Bf5+ Kc7
40. Ke5 Rb4 41. Bd3 Kd7 (41… Ra4 $14) 42. Kf6 $1 $16 Rd4 43. Kg7 (43. Kg6 $16
) 43… Rd6 $2 (43… h5 $1 $11) 44. Bg6 $1 Ke7 {intending …Rd8.} 45. Kxh6 {
Strongly threatening Kg7.} Kf6 46. Be4 Re6 {[#]} 47. Bd3 $1 Re5 48. b6 Re8 49.
Kh5 Rb8 50. Kg4 Ke5 $2 (50… Rxb6 $16 51. Kxf4 Rb4+ 52. e4 Ra4) 51. h5 Rxb6
52. Kg5 Rb8 53. h6 Rg8+ 54. Bg6 Rf8 55. h7 Ke6 56. Bd3 (56. Kh5 $142 Ke5 57.
Kh6 Kf6 58. Bd3 Rc8 {[#]} 59. Bc4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kf5 60. Kg7 Rc7+ 61. Bf7)
56… Kf7 57. Kh6 Rc8 {[#]} 58. Bc4+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kf6 (58… Rxc4 59. h8=Q)
59. Bg8 Kf5 60. h8=Q {Precision: White = 66%, Black = 45%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Fedoseev, Vladimir”]
[Black “Bacallao Alonso, Yusnel”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B13”]
[WhiteElo “2731”]
[BlackElo “2573”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “69”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 13,69,26,14,20,13,0,0,-4,-14,-15,-28,-61,-35,-40,-33,-58,0,0,0,0,58,54,
53,56,88,86,92,76,64,66,43,60,67,52,67,39,136,112,107,125,419,410,450,454,905,
895,857,837,975,925,1277,1030,29989,29990,29990,29991,29991,29992]} 1. e4 c6 2.
d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Bd3 Nc6 5. c3 Qc7 6. h3 Nf6 7. Nf3 g6 {LiveBook: 93 Games
} 8. Na3 {[%cal Bb1a3,Ba3c2,Bc2e3][%mdl 32] B13: Caro-Kann: Exchange Variation
and Panov-Botvinnik Attack} (8. O-O Bg7 9. Re1 O-O 10. Na3 Bf5 11. Bf1 a6 12.
Nc2 Bxc2 13. Qxc2 b5 14. a4 Qb7 15. Qb3 Na5 16. Qb4 Nc6 17. Qc5 bxa4 {1-0 (42)
Artemiev,V (2682)-Rozum,I (2606) Sochi 2017}) 8… a6 9. Qe2 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 9. Nc2 Bf5 10. Bxf5 gxf5 11. g3 e6 12. Bf4 Bd6 13. Bxd6 Qxd6 14.
Qe2 Ne4 15. O-O-O O-O-O {1/2-1/2 (33) Lavrentyev,Y (2311)-Boeken,M (2425) ICCF
email 2012}) 9… Bf5 10. Bxf5 {The position is equal.} gxf5 11. Nc2 e6 12. Ne3
Ne4 13. Nd2 h5 14. O-O Bd6 {[#]} (14… O-O-O $15) 15. Nxd5 $1 $11 {[%mdl 512]}
exd5 16. f3 O-O-O (16… Qe7 $11 17. fxe4 fxe4) 17. fxe4 $14 fxe4 18. Rf5 Qd7
19. Rxd5 {Black must now prevent Nc4.} Bh2+ 20. Kxh2 Qxd5 21. Nc4 $1 {[%cal
Bd2c4,Bc4e3,Be3g2,Bg2f4,Bf4d5][%mdl 32]} Kb8 22. Bf4+ {[%mdl 1024] White has
compensation.} Ka7 23. a4 (23. Ne3 $5 {[%cal Re3d5]} Qe6 24. d5 Rxd5 25. Nxd5
Qxd5 26. Rd1 $14) 23… Ne7 $1 24. Rf1 Ng6 (24… f5 $14) 25. Bc7 $36 {[%mdl
2048] aiming for Ne3. White has strong initiative.} Rdg8 26. Ne3 Qd7 $2 {
[%mdl 8192]} (26… Qc6 $16 {was worth a try.} 27. Rxf7 Qe6) 27. Qc4 $18 Nh4
28. Rxf7 Rxg2+ (28… Qc8 $142 29. d5 Rxg2+ 30. Nxg2 Nf3+ 31. Rxf3 exf3) 29.
Nxg2 {[#] White wants to mate with Qc5+.} Nf3+ 30. Kg3 {[%cal Bh2g3,Bg3f2,
Bf2e2][%mdl 32]} Qc8 31. Kf2 Rg8 32. Nf4 {White threatens Nd5 and mate.} Ng5
33. Qc5+ {White mates.} Ka8 34. Nd5 e3+ 35. Ke2 {Precision: White = 65%, Black
= 45%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Bacrot, Etienne”]
[Black “Fier, Alexandr”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B18”]
[WhiteElo “2728”]
[BlackElo “2569”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “33”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,33,5,31,30,33,30,45,45,48,45,57,29,35,6,25,10,12,-17,-14,-30,-21,-18,
-10,-22,-13,-20]} 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Qf3 Qd5 (5… e6
6. Ne2 Bxe4 7. Qxe4 Nf6 8. Qf3 Qb6 9. g3 c5 10. Bg2 Nc6 11. dxc5 Bxc5 12. O-O
O-O 13. Bg5 {1/2-1/2 (13) Demchenko,A (2629)-Tomashevsky,E (2696) Minsk 2017})
6. Bd3 {B18: Classical Caro-Kann: 4…Bf5 sidelines} Bxe4 7. Qxe4 Nf6 8. Qxd5 {
White is slightly better.} cxd5 9. Nf3 Nc6 10. a3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10. c3
e6 11. Bf4 Nh5 12. Be3 Bd6 13. g3 {0-1 (64) Pascual Arevalo,A (2305)-Gomez
Oliveros,H Asturias 1998}) 10… e6 11. b3 Be7 12. Bb2 O-O 13. c4 Na5 14. Nd2
dxc4 15. bxc4 {The position is equal.} Rac8 16. Ke2 Nd7 17. Bc3 {Precision:
White = 22%, Black = 55%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Matlakov, Maxim”]
[Black “Sadorra, Julio Catalino”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E10”]
[WhiteElo “2728”]
[BlackElo “2574”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “66”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 22,66,39,0,23,23,33,15,31,19,23,19,19,27,22,24,27,0,0,7,22,22,32,33,29,
36,33,40,37,34,33,19,15,0,0,0,0,0,10,8,10,0,0,0,11,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3.
Nf3 d5 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7 8. Qc2 c6 9. Rd1 a5 {
E11: Bogo-Indian} (9… Ne4 10. Bf4 g5 11. Be3 f5 12. Nc3 Nd6 13. b3 Bf6 14.
Qc1 h6 15. h4 Nf7 16. hxg5 hxg5 17. Na4 Qe7 {1-0 (36) Giri,A (2771)-Carlsen,M
(2832) Leuven 2017}) 10. Bf4 h6 11. Nc3 dxc4 12. e4 {LiveBook: 4 Games} b5 $146
({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 12… b6 13.
d5 cxd5 14. exd5 exd5 15. Nxd5 Nxd5 16. Rxd5 Bb7 17. Rdd1 Qc8 {1/2-1/2 (17)
Parligras,M (2595)-Predojevic,B (2642) Kragujevac 2016}) 13. d5 cxd5 14. exd5
exd5 15. Nxd5 Nxd5 16. Rxd5 {aiming for Ne5.} Bb7 17. Rxb5 Bc6 18. Nd4 {
[%cal Bf3d4,Bd4b5,Bb5d6][%mdl 32]} Bxb5 19. Bxa8 (19. Nxb5 $5 {[%cal Ra1d1]}
Qb6 20. Bxa8 Rxa8 21. Qxc4 $14) 19… Qxa8 20. Nxb5 Bf6 21. Rd1 Qc6 22. Nd6 g5
23. Qxc4 Qf3 24. Rd3 Qe2 25. Qe4 Qxb2 26. Be3 $1 {Threatening Nf5.} Qxa2 {
The position is equal.} 27. Nf5 Qb1+ $1 28. Kg2 Ne5 $1 {[%cal Re5d3]} 29. Nxh6+
Kg7 30. Nf5+ Kg8 31. Nh6+ Kg7 32. Nf5+ Kg8 33. Nh6+ Kg7 {Precision: White =
58%, Black = 74%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Vitiugov, Nikita”]
[Black “Kulaots, Kaido”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D85”]
[WhiteElo “2728”]
[BlackElo “2571”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “125”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,125,0,0,0,0,22,13,21,0,0,-27,0,0,0,0,44,0,14,8,10,18,8,8,22,21,12,18,
43,46,53,44,60,60,63,53,80,62,78,83,88,92,112,112,112,112,112,112,112,112,112,
102,120,109,120,120,120,120,137,137,137,123,137,137,137,137,137,137,137,137,
137,137,137,137,137,137,137,137,137,137,142,129,142,142,175,142,142,142,227,
142,580,568,625,611,568,499,691,690,626,614,955,947,734,716,29978,29978,29977,
29978]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Nf3
c5 8. h3 O-O 9. Be2 b6 10. Be3 {D85: Exchange Grünfeld: Unusual White 7th
moves and lines with 7 Nf3} (10. O-O Nd7 11. e5 Bb7 12. Qb3 e6 13. Bg5 Qe8 14.
Nd2 cxd4 15. cxd4 f6 16. exf6 Nxf6 17. Rae1 Qd7 {0-1 (58) Kunin,V (2595)
-Piorun,K (2681) Gjakova 2016}) 10… Bb7 11. Qd3 {LiveBook: 24 Games} e6 12.
O-O {The position is equal.} Nd7 13. a4 Qc7 14. a5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14.
Rfd1 Rfd8 15. Qb1 Rac8 16. Bg5 Bf6 17. Bxf6 Nxf6 {1/2-1/2 (40) Linster,P (2104)
-Jansa,V (2489) Differdange 2008}) 14… bxa5 15. Rfd1 cxd4 16. cxd4 Rfc8 17.
Rdc1 Qd6 18. Rcb1 {[%mdl 1024] White has compensation.} Qc6 19. Nd2 $36 {
[%mdl 2048] White has good play.} a4 20. Bf3 Nb6 21. e5 $1 Qd7 22. Bxb7 Qxb7
23. Rxa4 Qd7 24. Ra5 Nd5 25. Ne4 Rab8 26. Rba1 Rc7 27. Bg5 Rbc8 28. Qa3 Qc6 29.
Rxa7 h6 30. Rc1 Qb6 {[#] And now …Rxc1+ would win.} 31. Rcxc7 Nxc7 32. Nd6
Rb8 33. Be3 Nb5 34. Nxb5 Qxb5 35. Kh2 Qb1 36. Qd6 {d5 is the strong threat.}
Rf8 37. Qc6 Qd3 38. Rd7 g5 39. Rb7 Qf5 40. Rb3 Rd8 41. g4 Qg6 42. Kg2 Kh7 43.
Kf3 Rf8 44. Ke2 Rd8 45. Rb7 Ra8 46. Kf3 Rf8 47. Ra7 Kg8 48. Kg2 Kh7 49. Qf3 Kg8
50. Rd7 Rb8 51. Bd2 Rb2 52. Bc1 Rb1 53. Ba3 Re1 (53… Rb8 $16 54. Ra7 Rb1) 54.
Bb4 Re4 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (54… Rb1 $16 {is tougher.}) 55. Bd2 $18 Bh8 56.
Rd8+ Kh7 57. Be3 f5 58. exf6 Bxf6 59. Rf8 Bg7 60. Qf7 Qxf7 61. Rxf7 Kg6 62.
Rxg7+ Kxg7 63. Kf3 {Precision: White = 68%, Black = 44%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Navara, David”]
[Black “Hjartarson, Johann”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B47”]
[WhiteElo “2720”]
[BlackElo “2539”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “71”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 29,71,25,26,17,34,34,89,93,91,71,93,99,127,125,135,130,148,145,145,153,
139,177,168,175,155,151,277,273,274,275,268,200,275,266,370,278,5110,5110,5110,
5102,5102,5097,2274,2274]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7
6. Be2 Nf6 7. O-O Be7 8. Be3 O-O 9. f4 d6 10. Kh1 Nxd4 11. Qxd4 b6 {B83:
Sicilian Scheveningen: 6 Be2, lines without …a6} 12. Bf3 Bb7 13. Nb5 Qb8 14.
c4 Rd8 15. Rad1 a6 {LiveBook: 5 Games} 16. Nc3 Nd7 {[#]} 17. f5 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 17. Qd2 Qc7 18. b3 Rac8 19. Rc1 {1/2-1/2 (50) Wan,Y (2505)-Wang,
Y (2717) China 2014}) 17… Nc5 (17… Bf6 $14 18. Qxd6 exf5) 18. fxe6 fxe6 19.
b4 {Qd2 is the strong threat.} Bf6 20. Qd2 Bxc3 21. Qxc3 Nxe4 22. Qd4 $36 {
[%mdl 2048] Black is under strong pressure.} Nf6 23. Bg5 (23. Qxb6 $6 Bxf3 24.
Rxf3 Qxb6 $11) 23… Rf8 24. Bxb7 (24. Qxd6 Qxd6 25. Rxd6 Bxf3 $17) (24. Qxb6
Bxf3 25. Qxb8 Raxb8 $17) 24… Qxb7 25. Bxf6 Rxf6 26. Rxf6 gxf6 $16 {[%mdl
4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} 27. Qg4+ ({Resist} 27. Qxd6 Kf7 $16) 27… Kh8 (27…
Qg7 $16 28. Qxe6+ Qf7 29. Qg4+ (29. Qxd6 Qxc4 30. Qxb6 Qe2 $16) (29. Rxd6 Qxe6
30. Rxe6 Kf7 $16) 29… Qg6 30. Qe6+ Qf7 31. Rxd6 (31. Qxd6 Qxc4 32. Qxb6 Re8
$16) 31… Qxe6 32. Rxe6 Kf7 33. Rxb6 a5) 28. Qxe6 $18 Rg8 {[%csl Gg8][%cal
Rb7g2] [#]} 29. Qxf6+ Rg7 {[%csl Gg7][%cal Rb7g2]} 30. Qf8+ Rg8 {[%csl Gg8]
[%cal Rb7g2]} 31. Qf2 Qe4 32. h3 Qxc4 $2 (32… Qg6 33. Qb2+ Qg7 34. Qxg7+ Kxg7
35. Rxd6 a5 36. Rxb6 axb4 37. Rxb4 Ra8) 33. Qf6+ {White is clearly winning.}
Rg7 34. Rxd6 Qc1+ 35. Kh2 {[%cal Rd6d8] [#]} Qc7 36. Qd8+ {Precision: White =
98%, Black = 35%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Tomashevsky, Evgeny”]
[Black “Antipov, Mikhail Al”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E16”]
[WhiteElo “2710”]
[BlackElo “2578”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “151”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 10,151,20,25,16,15,14,13,12,6,19,26,41,45,45,22,16,13,22,19,31,0,34,27,
25,22,31,25,22,33,43,43,50,50,55,48,67,56,77,68,72,39,100,98,102,103,85,84,85,
85,94,87,90,88,98,87,98,106,105,77,68,68,69,78,143,90,90,90,151,154,148,155,
152,137,163,162,190,210,197,196,186,173,143,150,160,160,256,256,256,255,247,
143,143,143,204,143,143,143,143,143,166,152,166,166,159,159,167,172,241,126,
127,131,133,125,107,94,113,0,0,0,37,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Qe7 5. g3 Bxd2+ 6. Qxd2 Nc6 {
E11: Bogo-Indian} 7. Nc3 d5 8. cxd5 exd5 9. Bg2 Bf5 10. Rc1 Be4 11. O-O O-O 12.
Rfd1 Rfe8 13. Qf4 {[#]} Nh5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13… Rad8 14. Na4 {1/2-1/2
(56) Zontakh,A (2540)-Goganov,A (2615) Taganrog 2015}) 14. Qh4 Nf6 15. Qf4 Nh5
16. Qg5 Qxg5 17. Nxg5 {[%cal Rc3e4]} Bxg2 18. Kxg2 Nf6 19. e3 Re7 20. Nh3 a6
21. Nf4 Rd8 22. b4 Na7 23. a4 {[%cal Ba2a4,Ba4a5][%mdl 32]} Nc8 24. Rc2 Nb6 25.
a5 Na8 (25… g5 $14) 26. b5 $16 axb5 27. Nxb5 c6 28. Nc3 Nc7 29. Rb1 Na6 30.
Rcb2 Rdd7 31. Nd3 Rc7 32. Rb6 h5 33. h3 {[%cal Bh2h3,Bh3g4][%mdl 32]} Ne8 34.
Na4 Nd6 35. Nac5 Nxc5 36. Nxc5 g6 (36… Kh7 $142) 37. g4 ({White should try}
37. a6 bxa6 38. Nxa6 (38. Rxa6 Rc8 $16)) 37… hxg4 38. hxg4 g5 (38… Kf8 $142
) 39. a6 bxa6 40. Nxa6 Rc8 41. Nb4 Re4 42. Nxc6 Rxg4+ 43. Kf3 Re4 {[#]} 44.
Ne7+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Rxe7 45. Rxd6 $18 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} Kg7 46.
Rxd5 f6 47. Rb6 Rc2 (47… Rh8 $16 48. Rdd6 Rh6) 48. Rf5 Rf7 49. Rd6 Rc1 50.
Kg2 (50. Re6 $18) 50… Re1 $16 51. Re6 Rf8 (51… Kg6 $16 52. Rc5 Rf8) 52. Ra5
Rd1 53. Raa6 Kg6 54. Kf3 Rd2 55. Rad6 Rf7 56. Kg3 Rd3 57. f3 Kg7 58. Kg4 Rd1 {
[#]} (58… Kg6 {was called for.} 59. e4 Rd1) 59. Kh3 ({White should play} 59.
Kf5 $1 $18) 59… Rh1+ 60. Kg3 Rg1+ 61. Kf2 Ra1 62. e4 Rfa7 {[#]} 63. e5 ({
But not} 63. Rxf6 $6 R7a2+ 64. Ke3 (64. Kg3 Rg1+ 65. Kh3 Rag2 $11) 64… Ra3+
65. Ke2 R1a2+ 66. Kf1 Rb2 $11) ({White must play} 63. Kg3 $1 $16) 63… R7a2+
$11 64. Ke3 fxe5 65. Rd7+ Kf8 {The position is equal.} 66. Rh6 {[%cal Rh6h8]}
exd4+ 67. Kd3 {[%cal Rh6h8]} Ra3+ 68. Kc4 {[%cal Rh6h8]} Ra4+ 69. Kd5 {[%cal
Rh6h8]} Ra5+ 70. Ke4 {[%cal Rh6h8]} Re1+ 71. Kd3 {[%cal Rh6h8]} Ra3+ 72. Kd2 {
[%cal Rh6h8]} Re7 $1 {[%cal Re7d7]} 73. Rh8+ Kg7 $1 74. Rxe7+ Kxh8 75. Re5 Rxf3
76. Rxg5 {Precision: White = 71%, Black = 54%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Howell, David W L”]
[Black “Tari, Aryan”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A28”]
[WhiteElo “2701”]
[BlackElo “2588”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “54”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,54,12,16,11,18,22,20,0,0,0,0,0,7,0,8,16,20,12,17,18,37,43,59,38,26,
17,23,30,28,32,25,0,0,0,27]} 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. e3 Bb4 5. Qc2
Bxc3 6. Qxc3 Qe7 7. Be2 d5 {A28: English Opening: Four Knights Variation} 8. d4
exd4 9. Nxd4 Nxd4 10. Qxd4 c5 11. Qh4 dxc4 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 12. Bxc4 Be6 13.
Be2 Nd5 {[#]} 14. Qe4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14. Bb5+ Kf8 15. Qe4 Bd7 16. Qc4 Be6
17. Qe4 Bd7 18. Qc4 Be6 {1/2-1/2 (18) Giri,A (2775)-Aronian,L (2809) Geneve
2017}) 14… O-O 15. O-O Qf6 16. a3 Rac8 17. Rd1 Rfd8 {And now …Nc3! would
win.} 18. Qc2 c4 19. Bd2 Bf5 20. e4 Qe5 21. f3 Bg6 22. Qc1 (22. Be1 $5 {
[%cal Rc2d2]} h6 23. Qc1 $14) 22… Re8 23. Be1 (23. Bf1 $5 {[%cal Re4d5]} c3
24. bxc3 Nxc3 25. Bxc3 Rxc3 26. Qb2 $11) 23… Nf4 24. Bf1 Nd3 25. Bxd3 cxd3
26. Bc3 Qc5+ 27. Kh1 f5 {Precision: White = 57%, Black = 55%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Wang, Hao”]
[Black “Sengupta, Deep”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A20”]
[WhiteElo “2701”]
[BlackElo “2589”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “95”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,95,20,24,20,35,9,10,7,12,0,0,-12,-9,-7,2,0,0,0,0,0,10,13,55,47,55,43,
52,49,72,68,113,91,121,126,127,122,119,127,128,125,122,127,141,96,336,333,345,
346,346,106,355,339,354,347,341,325,413,410,418,413,445,441,435,396,502,506,
487,488,556,564,535,528,531,525,670,670,650,660]} 1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 c6
4. Nf3 e4 5. Nd4 d5 6. d3 {A20: English Opening: 1…e5} Bc5 7. Nb3 Bb4+ 8. Bd2
Bxd2+ 9. Qxd2 dxc4 10. dxc4 Qe7 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 11. Nc3 O-O 12. Qe3 Re8 13.
h3 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 13.
Qc5 Na6 14. Qxe7 Rxe7 {1-0 (54) Giri,A (2768)-Balogh,C (2660) Germany 2015})
13… Bf5 14. Nd4 Bg6 15. Rd1 Nbd7 16. O-O a6 17. b3 Rac8 18. Nc2 b5 19. Qa7
Qe5 (19… bxc4 {keeps more tension.} 20. bxc4 Qe5 21. Qd4 Qa5 22. Qd2 Rcd8)
20. Qd4 Qxd4 (20… Qh5 {keeps more tension.} 21. cxb5 axb5 22. Ne3 Nf8 23. a4
Ne6) 21. Rxd4 Nc5 22. Rfd1 Kf8 23. h4 Ke7 24. cxb5 cxb5 {Threatens to win with
…Ne6.} 25. Ne3 Ne6 26. Ncd5+ Nxd5 27. Rxd5 {h5 is the strong threat.} h6 28.
Rd7+ Kf8 29. Bh3 Rc6 30. Kg2 Re7 31. R7d5 Rec7 $2 {[#]} (31… h5 $16 32. Rd6
Rec7) 32. h5 $1 $18 Bh7 {[#]} 33. Rd8+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Nxd8 34. Rxd8+ Ke7 35.
Rh8 Rc5 36. Rxh7 Rxh5 37. Rxg7 b4 38. Rg4 Re5 39. Nc4 Rd5 40. Rxe4+ Kf8 41. Rf4
Kg7 42. Bf5 {White is clearly winning.} a5 43. Bd3 Ra7 44. Ne3 Rc5 45. Nf5+ Kg6
46. Rd4 Rc1 47. Rg4+ Kf6 48. Rh4 {Precision: White = 89%, Black = 46%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Duda, Jan-Krzysztof”]
[Black “Pantsulaia, Levan”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B06”]
[WhiteElo “2698”]
[BlackElo “2593”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “69”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,69,11,0,16,-4,0,0,0,-6,-8,-9,1,6,28,0,53,55,79,78,75,79,83,70,62,51,
77,79,139,143,156,168,169,98,104,70,125,93,98,47,65,59,108,106,144,137,384,360,
668,697,29994,29995,29997,29998]} 1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nf3 d6 4. c3 Nf6 5. Bd3
O-O 6. O-O Nc6 7. Nbd2 e5 8. dxe5 Nxe5 9. Nxe5 dxe5 10. Qc2 {LiveBook: 4 Games.
B07: Pirc Defence: Miscellaneous Systems} (10. Nf3 Qe7 11. a4 Rd8 12. Qe2 a5
13. Bc4 h6 14. Re1 b6 15. Be3 Ng4 16. Bc1 Nf6 17. Be3 Ng4 18. Bc1 {1/2-1/2 (18)
Karjakin,S (2772)-Nepomniachtchi,I (2732) Loo 2014}) 10… Qe7 11. Nf3 a5 $146
({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 11… Bd7 12.
h3 Rfd8 13. Bg5 h6 14. Be3 Bc6 15. Rfd1 Rd7 16. Ne1 Rad8 17. f3 Nh5 {1/2-1/2
(45) Vereckei,J (2390)-Csom,K (2070) Hungary 1994}) 12. Rd1 {The position is
equal.} b6 13. Bg5 h6 14. Bh4 Bb7 15. Nd2 Rad8 16. f3 Bc8 (16… g5 $11 17. Bf2
g4) 17. Nc4 $14 Qe6 18. Ne3 Qc6 19. c4 Rfe8 20. c5 Bf8 21. cxb6 $1 Qxb6 {
White must now prevent …Bc5.} 22. Kh1 g5 ({Black should try} 22… Qxe3 23.
Bxf6 Rd6) 23. Nc4 $16 Qe6 24. Bf2 g4 25. Be2 (25. Ne3 $18) 25… gxf3 26. Bxf3
(26. gxf3 {is more complex.} Rxd1+ 27. Rxd1 Ba6 28. Ne3 Bxe2 29. Qxe2 Kh7 30.
Qc4) 26… Nh7 (26… Rxd1+ $14 27. Rxd1 Ba6) 27. Nxa5 Ng5 28. Nc4 (28. Rxd8
$16 Rxd8 29. Bg3 (29. Qxc7 Rd2 $14)) 28… Rxd1+ 29. Rxd1 Bb7 30. Bh4 Nxf3 31.
gxf3 f5 $2 (31… Qh3 $16) 32. Rg1+ $18 Kh8 $2 (32… Bg7 33. Ne3 fxe4) 33. Qg2
{Bf6+! would kill now.} Kh7 {[#]} 34. Nxe5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} fxe4 {[#]} (34…
Qxe5 35. Qg8#) 35. Bf6 $1 {[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 68%, Black = 27%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Rodshtein, Maxim”]
[Black “Hovhannisyan, Robert”]
[Result “*”]
[WhiteElo “2695”]
[BlackElo “2594”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “90”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,90,25,22,31,37,35,10,9,31,13,27,28,49,31,27,8,58,53,84,81,58,44,46,
43,38,42,35,37,45,37,56,62,74,81,70,39,50,58,61,6,19,17,32,25,26,25,28,27,24,
25,26,26,27,0,0,0,0,0,0,4,16,21,161,155,153,101,115,122,144,107,118,110,114,97,
71]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 Bd7 6. Ne5 Bc6 7. Nxc6 Nxc6
8. O-O Qd7 {E04: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3} 9. e3 Rd8 {LiveBook: 31 Games} 10. Qc2
$146 ({Predecessor:} 10. Qe2 e5 11. Qxc4 exd4 12. Qb5 Rb8 13. Rd1 a6 14. Qf1
Bd6 15. exd4 O-O 16. Bh3 {1/2-1/2 (76) Tomashevsky,E (2722)-Bu,X (2698) Novi
Sad 2016}) 10… e5 {White is slightly better.} 11. dxe5 Nxe5 12. b3 Be7 13.
Nd2 {[%cal Bb1d2,Bd2c4,Bc4e5][%mdl 32]} Qd3 (13… c3 $5 14. Qxc3 Nd3 $11) 14.
Qxd3 Nxd3 15. Nxc4 b6 $1 16. Bc6+ Kf8 17. Bd2 Bb4 18. Bxb4+ Nxb4 19. Ne5 g6 20.
a3 Nxc6 21. Nxc6 Rd3 22. b4 Kg7 23. Rfd1 Rxd1+ 24. Rxd1 $14 {[%mdl 4096]
Endgame KRN-KRN} a6 25. f3 Re8 26. e4 Re6 27. Nb8 a5 28. b5 (28. Rc1 $14) 28…
Ne8 29. Rd8 Nd6 30. a4 Nb7 31. Rc8 Nc5 32. Na6 {[#] aiming for Nxc5.} Nxa4 33.
Nxc7 Re5 34. Nd5 f5 $1 35. Rc7+ Kf8 $1 36. Rc4 fxe4 37. fxe4 Nb2 38. Rc8+ Kf7 (
38… Re8 $5 {[%cal Re8c8]} 39. Rc6 (39. Nxb6 Rxc8 40. Nxc8 Ke8 $11) 39… Rxe4
$11) 39. Rc7+ Ke6 (39… Kf8 $1 $11 {and Black is okay.}) 40. Rc6+ $18 ({
And not} 40. Rxh7 Rxe4 41. Nxb6 Rb4 $11) 40… Kf7 41. Rf6+ (41. Rxb6 $142 {
Strongly threatening Rb7+.} Rxe4 42. Rf6+ Kg7 43. b6) 41… Kg7 $16 {And now ..
.Rxd5! would win.} 42. Rxb6 {Hoping for Rb7+.} Rxe4 43. Rb7+ Kh6 {White is
better.} 44. b6 Re1+ {[#]} 45. Kg2 $1 {Threatens to win with Rxh7+!} Nd3 {
Precision: White = 67%, Black = 55%.} *

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Artemiev, Vladislav”]
[Black “Bok, Benjamin”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B50”]
[WhiteElo “2692”]
[BlackElo “2620”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “65”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,65,40,38,49,40,179,187,191,182,194,193,194,191,182,187,186,180,195,
181,195,179,173,188,193,193,250,171,181,164,164,154,186,116,123,123,125,113,
116,106,147,163,266,266,266,266,596,591,5326,5289]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Nc3
Nf6 4. e5 dxe5 5. Nxe5 a6 6. g3 {B50: Sicilian: 2…d6, Miscellaneous} (6. a4
Qc7 7. Nc4 Nc6 8. d3 Nd4 9. Ne2 Nxe2 10. Bxe2 Bf5 11. Bf3 Rd8 12. Bd2 b6 13.
Qe2 e6 14. Bc3 Nd7 {1-0 (22) Mamedov,R (2688)-Wojtaszek,R (2749) Tallinn 2016})
6… Qc7 7. d4 cxd4 8. Qxd4 Nc6 9. Nxc6 Qxc6 10. Bg5 {LiveBook: 4 Games} Bg4 {
[#]} 11. Bxf6 $1 {[%mdl 512]} gxf6 (11… Qxh1 $2 {too greedy.} 12. Qxg4 gxf6
13. Qa4+ b5 14. Nxb5 $1 $18 {[%mdl 512]}) ({Black should play} 11… h5 $14 12.
Bxg7 Rd8) (11… Qxf6 12. Qxg4) 12. Qxg4 $18 Qxh1 {[#]} 13. Qa4+ $1 b5 {[#]}
14. Nxb5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Bh6 $146 (14… axb5 15. Qxb5+) 15. Nc7+ Kf8 16. Nxa8
Qxa8 17. Qxa6 Qe4+ 18. Qe2 Qb7 19. c3 {Black must now prevent a4.} Kg7 20. Rd1
Ra8 21. a3 Rb8 (21… e6 $142 22. Qg4+ Kh8) 22. b4 Qa8 23. Qg4+ Kf8 24. Bd3
Qxa3 25. Bxh7 (25. Qc4 $18) 25… Qxc3+ $16 26. Kf1 {[%csl Gh7][%cal Rg4g8]}
Bg7 27. Qd7 $40 {[%mdl 128] Qd8+! would kill now. White attacks with force.}
Bh6 28. Rd4 Kg7 {[#]} 29. Bd3 $1 {Threatens to win with Rg4+.} e6 (29… f5
$142 30. Kg2 (30. Bxf5 Rxb4 31. Rg4+ Rxg4 $16) 30… e6) 30. Rg4+ $18 Bg5 31.
h4 Qc1+ $2 (31… Rxb4 {is more resistant.} 32. Rxb4 Qxb4 33. hxg5 fxg5) 32.
Kg2 Qd1 33. Qd4 {Precision: White = 77%, Black = 50%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter”]
[Black “Sevian, Samuel”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C77”]
[WhiteElo “2674”]
[BlackElo “2610”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “137”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,137,25,24,28,27,33,31,28,33,47,25,50,0,0,-88,-77,-62,-62,-65,-67,-85,
-58,-99,-87,-111,-118,-135,-135,-131,-138,-117,-100,-152,-135,-141,-135,-170,
-155,-169,-116,-173,-112,-108,-112,-109,-112,-124,-89,-106,-106,-95,-101,-122,
-98,-135,-134,-139,-112,-122,-120,-116,-108,-99,-95,-95,-95,-284,-275,-270,
-249,-276,-270,-267,-256,-281,-282,-290,-280,-371,-364,-354,-357,-367,-364,
-460,-347,-356,-355,-467,-209,-208,-200,-219,-184,-147,-57,-60,0,-149,-132,
-150,0,0,0,-131,-135,-123,0,-208,-237,-237,0,0,0,0,0,-239,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3
Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 g6 7. O-O Bg7 8. h3 {C77: Ruy Lopez: 3.
..a6 4 Ba4 Nf6, unusual lines} (8. Nbd2 O-O 9. Re1 Nh5 10. Nf1 f5 11. Ng3 fxe4
12. Bb3+ Kh8 13. Ng5 Nf4 14. Nf7+ Rxf7 15. Bxf7 Qf8 16. Bb3 exd3 17. Bc4 {
1/2-1/2 (52) Anand,V (2784)-Shirov,A (2684) Zuerich 2016}) 8… O-O 9. Be3 h6
10. Nbd2 Re8 11. Re1 {LiveBook: 4 Games} d5 12. Bxc6 bxc6 13. Qa4 Bd7 {Hoping
for …c5!} 14. Qc2 Nh5 15. d4 f5 $146 {And now …exd4 would win.} ({
Predecessor:} 15… exd4 16. Bxd4 {1-0 (35) Van Kampen,R (2640)-Collins,S
(2455) Reading 2017}) 16. exf5 (16. Nxe5 f4 $15) 16… e4 17. Ne5 (17. f6 $1
$11 {keeps the balance.} Bxf6 18. Ne5) 17… Bxe5 $17 18. dxe5 gxf5 19. Kh2 f4
20. Bd4 Qg5 21. c4 Bf5 $1 $40 {[%mdl 128] Threatens to win with …e3. White
is in trouble.} 22. cxd5 e3 ({Reject} 22… cxd5 $6 23. Qxc7 Ng7 24. Bc3 $11)
23. Qxc6 exd2 24. Rg1 Rad8 $1 25. Rad1 Be4 26. Rxd2 (26. Qxc7 $142 Bxd5 27. Qa5
) 26… Bxd5 27. Qxc7 {[#]} Ng3 $1 {[%cal Rg3f1][%mdl 512]} 28. f3 (28. fxg3
Qxg3+) 28… Bxa2 29. Bc3 Be6 ({Black should play} 29… Ra8 $19 30. Qc6 Rac8
31. Qxa6 Bc4) 30. Qc6 (30. Rxd8 $17 Rxd8 31. Qc6) 30… Qg6 (30… Rc8 $19 31.
Qxa6 Nf5) 31. Rxd8 Rxd8 32. Qxa6 Nf5 33. Be1 h5 34. Qa5 Rd5 35. Qa4 Rd4 36. Qc2
Qg5 37. Bf2 Ne3 38. Qc6 Kf7 39. Qb7+ Qe7 40. Qb6 Rb4 41. Qc6 Rxb2 42. Bxe3 {
Bd4 is the strong threat.} Qh4 {[%csl Ge6][%cal Rh4h3]} 43. Kh1 $2 (43. Qc7+
$17 {was necessary.} Kg8 44. Bf2 Rxf2 45. Kh1) 43… fxe3 44. Qc7+ Qe7 45. Qc3
Rb3 46. Qc2 Kg7 47. Ra1 Qf7 48. Re1 Qg6 49. Qc5 Rb2 {[%csl Gb2][%cal Rg6g2]}
50. Rg1 e2 51. Qc7+ Bf7 52. Qc3 Rc2 53. Qe3 Ra2 54. Qf2 Kh7 (54… Rd2 $142 {
aiming for …Qc2.} 55. Re1 Bc4 56. Qa7+ Qf7) 55. Re1 $19 Qd3 56. Kh2 Bg6 57.
Qc5 Qf5 (57… Qd7 $17 58. Kg1 Bd3) 58. Qe3 $15 Qd3 (58… Qc2 $15 59. Kg1 Qd2)
59. Qc5 $1 $17 Qd2 60. Qe7+ Kh6 {White must now prevent …Qf4+.} 61. Qf8+ Kh7
62. Qe7+ Kg8 63. Qf6 Be8 {[#]} ({Much worse is} 63… Qxe1 $6 64. Qxg6+ Kf8 65.
Qf6+ Kg8 66. Qe6+ Kf8 67. Qf6+ Kg8 68. Qe6+ Kg7 69. Qf6+ Kg8 $11) (63… Qd3
$17 64. f4 Ra3) 64. Rxe2 $3 $19 {[%mdl 512]} Qxe2 {[%csl Ga2][%cal Re2g2]} 65.
Qg5+ {[#]} Kf8 $2 (65… Bg6 $1 $19 66. Qxg6+ Kf8 67. Qf6+ Ke8 68. Qc6+ Kd8 69.
Qf6+ Kc7 70. Qe7+ Kc6 71. Qe6+ Kc5 72. Qd6+ Kc4 73. Qc7+ Kd4 74. Qd6+ Kc4 75.
Qc6+ Kd4 76. Qd6+ Kc3 77. Qc5+ Kb3 78. Qb6+ Kc2) 66. Qh6+ $1 $11 Kf7 $2 (66…
Ke7 $11 67. Qd6+ Kf7 68. Qf6+ Kg8 69. Qg5+ Kf8 70. Qh6+ Kg8 71. Qg5+) 67. Qf6+
$1 $19 Kg8 {[%csl Ga2][%cal Re2g2]} 68. Qg5+ {[#]} Kf8 $2 (68… Bg6 $1 $19 69.
Qd8+ (69. Qxg6+ Kf8) 69… Kf7 70. Qd7+ Kf8 71. Qd6+ Ke8 72. Qxg6+ Kd7 73. Qd6+
Kc8 74. Qf8+ Kb7 75. Qf7+ Ka6 76. Qe6+ Ka5 77. Qd5+ Kb4 78. Qd4+ Kb5 79. Qd5+
Kb6 80. Qd6+ Kb5 81. Qd5+ Ka4 82. Qd4+ Kb3 83. Qb6+ Kc2 84. Qc5+ Kd1 85. Qg1+
Qe1 86. Qxe1+ Kxe1) 69. Qh6+ $1 {Precision: White = 67%, Black = 59%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Adhiban, B.”]
[Black “Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E01”]
[WhiteElo “2670”]
[BlackElo “2629”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “67”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,67,16,12,19,2,40,33,35,34,44,31,43,15,27,17,23,1,25,12,34,33,39,28,
40,18,53,33,33,17,18,11,29,18,18,10,10,10,27,10,10,0,25,7,0,0,18,18,18,0,18,13,
13,14]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Bb4+ 5. Nd2 O-O 6. Ngf3 b6 7. O-O
Bb7 8. b3 {E16: Queen’s Indian: 4 g3 Bb7 5 Bg2 Bb4+} Nbd7 9. Bb2 {LiveBook: 8
Games} Ne4 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:
} 9… Re8 10. Rc1 Rc8 11. a3 Bf8 12. Ne5 c5 13. Nxd7 Nxd7 14. dxc5 bxc5 15.
Nb1 Ba6 16. cxd5 exd5 17. Qxd5 Rxe2 {1/2-1/2 (31) Wei,Y (2700)-Yu,Y (2738)
China 2016}) 10. Rc1 Rb8 11. Qc2 Nxd2 12. Nxd2 Qe7 13. e3 Rfc8 14. cxd5 exd5
15. Nf3 Bd6 16. Rfd1 Qe6 17. Ng5 Qg6 (17… Qh6 {is interesting.} 18. Qf5 Nf6
19. Nf3 c6 20. Ne5 Rc7) 18. Qxg6 hxg6 19. Nf3 f6 20. h4 Re8 21. Rc2 Nf8 22. Bf1
Ne6 23. Bb5 Re7 24. Kg2 (24. h5 $5) 24… Kf7 25. Rh1 Rh8 26. Rcc1 Nd8 27. Nd2
Ne6 28. Nf3 Nd8 29. a4 a5 {The position is equal.} 30. Ra1 Ne6 31. Rhc1 Rc8 32.
Rc2 c5 (32… c6 $5 {[%cal Rc6b5]} 33. Bd3 Ree8 $11) 33. Ba3 Rec7 34. Rac1 {
Precision: White = 26%, Black = 57%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Hou, Yifan”]
[Black “Piorun, Kacper”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C11”]
[WhiteElo “2670”]
[BlackElo “2644”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “83”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,83,15,19,19,-2,14,2,0,0,0,6,14,14,43,39,33,38,25,10,11,0,0,0,7,4,0,
-7,0,-3,33,20,35,0,68,71,95,51,42,52,41,35,55,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,15,22,27,2,754,743,
1059,582,667,676,669,662,650,593,1626,1550]} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5
Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Be7 {C11: French: Classical System: 4 e5 and 4 Bg5 dxe4}
7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 b6 9. Nd1 a5 10. c3 a4 11. Bd3 {LiveBook: 8 Games} Ba6 12.
Bxa6 Rxa6 13. O-O Nc6 {[#]} 14. Bf2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14. f5) 14… b5 15.
f5 Kh8 16. Qe2 Qb6 (16… Qc8 {keeps more tension.} 17. dxc5 exf5 18. Ne3 Nxc5
19. Nxd5 Ne4) 17. Ne3 {[%cal Bd1e3,Be3c2,Bc2d4,Bd4f3][%mdl 32]} cxd4 18. cxd4
Nxd4 19. Nxd4 Qxd4 20. Qxb5 Nb8 $1 21. Nc2 Qxe5 22. fxe6 Qxe6 23. Rad1 Rd8 24.
Nd4 Qg6 25. Rfe1 {[%mdl 1024] White has compensation.} (25. Rde1 $5 {[%cal
Re1e7]} Qd6 26. Re2 $16) 25… Qf6 26. Qb7 Bf8 (26… Bc5 $11) 27. Nf3 $14 Qf5
28. Re5 Qc8 $1 {[%cal Rc8b7]} 29. Qxf7 Rf6 $1 {[%cal Rf6f7]} 30. Qh5 $1 Nc6 $1
{[%cal Rc6e5,Bb8c6,Bc6b4,Bb4a2][%mdl 32]} 31. Rexd5 (31. Re2 $14) 31… Rxd5
$11 32. Rxd5 ({But not} 32. Qxd5 Rd6 $17) 32… Nb4 33. Rd1 {Hoping for h3.}
Qc2 34. Rf1 Nxa2 35. Bd4 Rf5 $1 {[%cal Rf5h5]} 36. Qe8 $40 {[%mdl 128] aiming
for g4. White has some attack.} (36. Qh6 $5) 36… Nb4 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (
36… Nc1 $11 37. Kh1 Qc4) 37. g4 $1 $18 {[%cal Rg4f5] White is clearly
winning.} Rf4 38. Bxg7+ Kxg7 39. Qe5+ Rf6 40. Nd4 Qg6 41. g5 {[%cal Rf1f6]} Bc5
{[#] Threatens to win with …Bxd4+.} 42. Kh1 {Precision: White = 69%, Black =
45%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Kravtsiv, Martyn”]
[Black “Kovalenko, Igor”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A88”]
[WhiteElo “2670”]
[BlackElo “2634”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “100”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,100,29,19,21,0,26,0,0,0,39,19,41,19,79,83,93,87,70,85,63,71,127,127,
127,127,127,110,137,127,134,114,116,85,106,101,93,92,96,85,85,33,31,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,20,8,12,8,23,0,83,72,74,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,0,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,0,
2]} 1. d4 f5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 d6 7. Nc3 c6 8. d5
Qe8 9. e4 fxe4 10. Ng5 {LiveBook: 5 Games} Bg4 {A88: Dutch Defence: Leningrad
System: 5 Nf3 0-0 6 0-0 d6 7 Nc3 c6} (10… h6 11. Ngxe4 Nxe4 12. Nxe4 Nd7 13.
Be3 c5 14. Qd2 Kh7 15. f4 Nf6 16. Rae1 Bf5 17. Nc3 Qd7 18. Kh1 {1-0 (62)
Filippov,V (2584)-Aung,A (2595) Shanghai 2000}) 11. Qb3 Nbd7 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 11… Na6 12. Ncxe4 Nd7 13. Be3 c5 14. h3 Bf5 15. g4 Bxe4 16.
Bxe4 Rb8 17. Ne6 Rf7 18. f4 {1-0 (39) Krivoshey,S (2483)-Balinov,I (2482)
Oberwart 2001}) 12. Ncxe4 Nxe4 13. Nxe4 Rb8 14. Re1 {Hoping for Nxd6!} (14. c5
$5 {[%cal Rd5c6]} cxd5 15. Qxd5+ e6 16. Qg5 $14 (16. Qxd6 Ne5 $16)) 14… Qf7
15. Be3 c5 {[#]} (15… cxd5 $11 16. cxd5 b6) 16. f3 $1 $16 {[%mdl 512]} Bf5 {
[#]} (16… Bxf3 17. Ng5) 17. Ng5 $1 {[%cal Rg5f7]} Qf6 18. g4 $36 {[%mdl 2048]
White is on the roll.} h6 19. Nh3 ({Much weaker is} 19. gxf5 hxg5 20. fxg6 Qxg6
$11) 19… Qxb2 (19… b5 $142) 20. gxf5 {Threatens to win with Qxb2.} Qxb3 21.
axb3 Bxa1 22. Rxa1 Rxf5 23. Rxa7 Ne5 {[#]} 24. f4 $1 {[%cal Rf4e5]} ({Resist}
24. Bxh6 $6 Nxf3+ 25. Kh1 Nd4 $14) 24… Ng4 25. Bc1 Rff8 26. Nf2 Nf6 27. Bh3
Nh5 28. Nd3 Ng7 29. Kg2 (29. Bd7 $16) 29… Nf5 $14 30. Bxf5 gxf5 31. Kf3 Kf7
32. Ra5 Ra8 33. Rb5 Rfb8 (33… b6 $5) 34. Bb2 b6 35. b4 Ke8 36. Nf2 Kd7 (36…
Ra4 $1 $11 {remains equal.}) 37. Nd1 $16 Kc7 38. bxc5 (38. Ne3 $16) 38… bxc5
$11 {The position is equal.} 39. Rxb8 Rxb8 40. Bg7 h5 41. Ne3 Rb3 42. h4 Kd7
43. Ke2 e6 44. dxe6+ Kxe6 45. Bh6 Rb8 46. Bg5 Rf8 47. Nd5 Rf7 48. Kd3 Rh7 49.
Kc3 Rh8 50. Kd3 Rh7 {Precision: White = 63%, Black = 72%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Jones, Gawain C B”]
[Black “Cori, Jorge”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B22”]
[WhiteElo “2668”]
[BlackElo “2648”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “171”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 24,171,70,65,141,141,139,140,144,144,150,93,95,93,94,100,108,81,86,75,
73,76,76,75,74,76,78,79,78,72,77,75,77,75,77,77,76,69,77,77,77,77,86,70,103,81,
97,82,76,68,68,73,70,64,74,67,98,91,100,68,101,100,101,68,72,68,68,68,68,68,69,
69,69,69,85,85,85,85,85,71,98,98,98,98,98,98,98,60,77,67,67,67,67,67,67,67,67,
67,69,67,75,69,75,75,75,57,75,69,69,69,75,75,75,75,75,75,75,56,56,56,56,56,67,
66,67,55,102,109,329,330,329,259,330,328,313,306,291,277,240,5,5,0,5,0,0,0,5,
-8,-8,-12]} 1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. Nf3 d6 5. Bc4 e6 6. d4 Nc6 7. O-O
cxd4 8. cxd4 Be7 9. exd6 Qxd6 10. Nc3 Nxc3 11. bxc3 O-O 12. Re1 Qd8 13. Qe2 b6
{[#] D42: Queen’s Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch: 5 cxd5 Nxd5 6 e3 Nc6 7 Bd3} (
{Black should play} 13… Qc7 $14) 14. d5 $146 {[%cal Rd5c6][%mdl 512]} ({
Predecessor:} 14. Bd3 Bb7 15. h4 Na5 16. Ng5 g6 17. Nxh7 Qd5 18. Be4 Qxe4 19.
Qxe4 Bxe4 20. Nxf8 Bc6 21. Nxg6 fxg6 22. Rxe6 Kf7 {1-0 (40) Aveline,P (2176)
-Bagaturov,G (2424) Le Touquet 2003}) 14… Na5 (14… exd5 15. Bb5) 15. dxe6
Nxc4 {White is clearly better.} 16. exf7+ Kh8 17. Qxc4 (17. Qe4 $142 Ba6 18.
Qxe7) 17… Bb7 18. Ne5 Bd6 19. Bf4 Rc8 20. Qe6 {Ng6+! would kill now.} Qf6 21.
Ng6+ Qxg6 22. Qxg6 hxg6 23. Bxd6 Rxf7 24. Re3 Rd7 25. Be5 Kg8 26. Bd4 Rc4 27.
Rae1 Kf7 28. Rg3 Ra4 29. Re2 Ra5 30. h3 Rf5 31. Rge3 Ba6 32. Re1 Bb7 33. Re8
Bd5 34. a3 Bb3 35. Rh8 Ra5 36. Re3 (36. Ree8 $5 {[%cal Rh8f8]} g5 37. f4 $16)
36… Rxa3 37. h4 Ra5 38. g4 (38. Ree8 $5 {[%cal Rh8f8]} Re7 39. Reg8 $16)
38… Bd1 39. f3 Ra1 {White should prevent …Bxf3+.} 40. Ree8 {[%csl Ge8]
[%cal Rh8f8]} Re7 41. Rxe7+ Kxe7 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} 42. Kf2 Ra2+ 43.
Kg3 Rd2 $1 44. Ra8 Rd3 $1 45. Rxa7+ Kf8 $1 46. Bxg7+ Ke8 47. Bd4 Rxf3+ 48. Kh2
Rf4 {[#]} 49. Ra1 $1 {[%cal Ra1d1]} Be2 50. Re1 Re4 51. Bxb6 Re6 {[#]} 52. g5
$1 Kd7 53. Bf2 Kd6 54. Bg3+ Kd7 55. Ra1 Re4 56. Bf2 Ke6 57. Ra5 Bh5 58. Kg2
Rg4+ 59. Bg3 Re4 60. Rc5 Re2+ 61. Bf2 Kd6 {Threatens to win with …Rxf2+!} 62.
Rc4 Kd5 63. Rd4+ Ke5 64. Rd8 Re4 65. Kg3 Rg4+ 66. Kh3 Re4 67. Bd4+ Ke6 68. c4
Bg4+ 69. Kg3 {And now Re8+ would win.} Bf5 70. c5 {c6 is the strong threat.}
Rg4+ 71. Kf2 {Hoping for c6.} Rxh4 72. Rd6+ Ke7 73. Bf6+ Kf7 74. c6 Rc4 75. Be5
Re4 $2 (75… Be6 $16 76. Ke3 Bf5) 76. Rf6+ $18 Kg8 77. Bd6 Re6 78. Rf8+ Kg7
79. Rd8 Re4 80. c7 Rc4 81. Rf8 $2 (81. Ke3 $18) 81… Rxc7 $1 $11 {The
position is equal.} 82. Rb8 (82. Bxc7 $5 {[%cal Rf8f5]} Kxf8 83. Kf3 $11) 82…
Rd7 83. Bb4 Kf7 84. Rb6 Rd4 85. Ke3 Rg4 86. Bd6 {Precision: White = 67%, Black
= 60%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Motylev, Alexander”]
[Black “Xiong, Jeffery”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C67”]
[WhiteElo “2668”]
[BlackElo “2633”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “109”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 25,109,12,12,12,16,10,19,19,19,19,19,15,19,19,25,14,18,11,15,18,28,37,
46,0,25,25,25,25,28,31,41,34,29,27,31,18,40,40,91,107,229,220,257,250,382,363,
394,244,395,386,387,394,388,377,354,76,81,0,387,387,479,432,1040,1069,1374,
1308,1245,1270,1106,1110,1386,742,1743,1723,29984,29984,29978,29979,29990,
29991,29991,29992,29994,29995,29995,29996]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4.
O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 {[%cal Be4d6,Bd6e8,Be8c7][%mdl 32]} 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5
8. Rxe5 O-O 9. Nc3 {C67: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence: 4 0-0 Nxe4} Ne8 10. Nd5 Bd6
11. Re1 c6 12. Ne3 Be7 13. c4 Nc7 {LiveBook: 22 Games} 14. d4 d5 15. cxd5 Bb4
16. Bd2 Bxd2 17. Qxd2 {next dxc6 is good for White.} Nxd5 18. Nxd5 Qxd5 {[#]}
19. Re5 $146 Qd6 20. Bc4 Bd7 21. Rae1 Rae8 22. Qe3 {[%cal Re5e8]} Rxe5 23. dxe5
Qb4 24. b3 Qb6 25. Qxb6 axb6 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} 26. Rd1 Bf5 27.
a4 Re8 28. f4 Kf8 29. Kf2 Ke7 30. h3 h5 31. Kg3 Ra8 (31… f6 $14) 32. Kh4 $16
Ra5 (32… Bg6 $16) 33. Kxh5 $18 Rc5 34. g4 Be6 (34… Bc2 {was called for.}
35. Rd2 Be4) 35. Bxe6 Kxe6 {KR-KR} 36. Rd6+ Ke7 {intending …Rc3.} 37. Rd3 b5
38. axb5 Rxb5 39. Kg5 Ke6 40. Rd6+ $2 {[#]} (40. h4 $18 {is more deadly.})
40… Ke7 $16 41. Rd3 ({White should play} 41. Rd1 $16) 41… c5 $2 {[%mdl
8192]} (41… Ke6 $11) 42. f5 $18 {[%cal Bf4f5,Bf5f6][%mdl 32]} Ke8 43. Re3 Rb6
(43… Kf8 $142 44. h4 Rb6) 44. f6 Re6 45. fxg7 Rg6+ 46. Kf5 Rxg7 47. h4 {
[%cal Bh3h4,Bh4h5][%mdl 32]} Rg6 48. h5 Rc6 49. e6 Ke7 50. exf7+ {White mates.}
Kxf7 51. g5 {[%cal Bg4g5,Bg5g6][%mdl 32]} b5 52. g6+ Kg7 53. Kg5 Rc8 54. h6+
Kh8 55. h7 {Precision: White = 74%, Black = 32%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Fressinet, Laurent”]
[Black “Lenic, Luka”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B33”]
[WhiteElo “2657”]
[BlackElo “2646”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “61”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 32,61,24,21,23,22,22,10,24,24,21,17,27,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,9,0,0,
0,0,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 {[%cal
Bd4b5,Bb5a3,Ba3c2,Bc2b4][%mdl 32]} d6 7. Bg5 a6 8. Na3 b5 9. Nd5 Be7 10. Bxf6
Bxf6 11. c3 Bg5 12. Nc2 Ne7 13. a4 {B33: Sicilian: Pelikan and Sveshnikov
Variations} (13. Ncb4 O-O 14. h4 Bh6 15. Bd3 Nxd5 16. Nxd5 Be6 17. Bc2 Rb8 18.
Qd3 a5 19. a3 Kh8 20. Rd1 Bg4 21. f3 {1/2-1/2 (32) Bologan,V (2640)-Zhigalko,S
(2639) Poikovsky 2017}) 13… bxa4 14. Ncb4 O-O 15. Qxa4 a5 16. Bb5 {[%cal
Bf1b5,Bb5c6,Bc6d5][%mdl 32]} Nxd5 17. Nxd5 {LiveBook: 15 Games} Be6 18. Bc6 Rb8
19. b4 Bxd5 20. Bxd5 axb4 21. cxb4 Qb6 22. O-O Qxb4 {The position is equal.}
23. Qd7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 23. Qxb4 Rxb4 24. Ra6 Be7 25. Ra7 Bd8 26. Rd7 Bb6
27. Rxd6 {1/2-1/2 (27) Lahdenmaeki,L (2105)-Raijmaekers,C (2102) ICCF email
2009}) 23… Bd8 24. g3 Bb6 25. Rab1 Qc5 26. Rb3 Qc7 27. Qf5 g6 28. Qf6 Qd8 29.
Qxd8 Rfxd8 30. Rfb1 Bc7 31. Rxb8 {Precision: White = 81%, Black = 70%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Anton Guijarro, David”]
[Black “Bruzon Batista, Lazaro”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A05”]
[WhiteElo “2656”]
[BlackElo “2651”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “81”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 15,81,0,16,7,6,6,13,0,0,0,0,0,2,0,18,0,0,0,0,0,4,4,27,17,12,-23,-10,-30,
-24,-47,-45,-55,-17,-20,-12,-71,-53,-96,-134,-106,-21,-27,0,-75,-28,-34,7,-77,
-60,-105,-35,-74,-70,-80,-84,-102,-97,-258,0,-75,0,-246,0,-214,-202,-211,-152,
-91]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 b6 3. Bg2 Bb7 4. O-O e6 5. d3 d5 6. Nbd2 Nbd7 7. Re1 Bc5
8. c4 {A05: Réti Opening: 1 Nf3 Nf6} O-O {LiveBook: 4 Games} 9. a3 $146 ({
Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 9. Qc2 Bd6 10.
cxd5 exd5 11. Nd4 c5 12. Nf5 Bc7 13. Nf3 Re8 14. Bg5 Nf8 15. b4 h6 {1-0 (64)
Rapport,R (2752)-Ampie,M (2348) Baku 2016}) 9… a5 10. cxd5 {The position is
equal.} exd5 11. Nb3 Be7 12. Nbd4 Re8 13. Bf4 Nh5 14. Bd2 a4 15. b4 axb3 $1 16.
Qxb3 Nhf6 {[%cal Bh5f6,Bf6d5,Bd5b4][%mdl 32]} 17. a4 Ra6 (17… Nc5 $5 {
[%cal Rc5b3]} 18. Qc2 Nfe4 $11) 18. Qc2 c5 19. Nb5 $1 d4 20. Bf4 Nd5 $36 {
[%mdl 2048] Black fights for an advantage.} 21. Nd2 Nb4 22. Qb3 Bxg2 23. Kxg2
Qa8+ (23… g5 $5 {[%cal Rg5f4]} 24. Bc7 Qa8+ 25. Kg1 Qc6 $11) 24. Kg1 {
And now Nc7 would win.} Nd5 25. Ne4 (25. Nc4 $11) 25… Nf8 26. Nc7 Nxc7 27.
Bxc7 {[#]} Qa7 (27… c4 $1 $17 {[%cal Rc4b3][%mdl 512]} 28. Qb5 (28. Qxc4 $2
Rc8 $19) 28… c3) 28. Bd6 $11 Ne6 29. f4 (29. Reb1 $11 {keeps the balance.})
29… Rd8 30. Be5 h6 31. h4 (31. Nd2 $11) 31… Nf8 $17 32. Qb5 Rc8 (32… f6
$17 33. Bc7 Ra8) 33. Reb1 Nd7 34. Bd6 Ra5 {White must now prevent …Bxd6.} 35.
Qb3 Bd8 36. Be5 $2 (36. Nd2 $17 {was necessary.}) 36… Be7 $2 (36… c4 $19
37. Qa2 Nxe5) 37. Bd6 Bd8 $2 (37… Re8 $17) 38. Be5 $1 $19 {[#]} Be7 $2 (38…
c4 $1 $19 {[%cal Rc4b3][%mdl 512]} 39. Qc2 (39. dxc4 Nxe5) 39… Nxe5 40. fxe5
Qe7) 39. Nd2 $2 {[#]} (39. Bd6 $11 {and White stays safe.} Re8 40. Bxe7 Rxe7
41. Qa2) 39… b5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 40. Qd1 (40. axb5 Rxa1) 40… bxa4 41. Nc4 {
Precision: White = 36%, Black = 51%.} (41. Qf1 $142) 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Demchenko, Anton”]
[Black “Areshchenko, Alexander”]
[Result “*”]
[ECO “B56”]
[WhiteElo “2650”]
[BlackElo “2645”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “93”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,93,-18,13,8,24,-6,38,0,32,12,16,26,64,80,77,68,77,83,59,74,137,68,
100,49,66,58,63,30,33,35,38,37,45,35,44,49,61,0,0,0,19,5,27,-2,0,0,0,-89,-76,
-161,-23,-24,-2,-8,11,10,9,0,18,19,26,26,79,76,154,155,185,177,189,183,258,234,
239,209,214,220,210,203]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6
6. Nb3 e6 {B90: Sicilian Najdorf: Unusual White 6th moves, 6 Be3 Ng4 and 6 Be3
e5} (6… e5 7. Bg5 Be7 8. Bxf6 Bxf6 9. Qd3 Be6 10. O-O-O Be7 11. Nd5 Bxd5 12.
Qxd5 Qc7 13. Kb1 O-O 14. Na5 Nc6 15. Nc4 Rad8 {1-0 (50) Grischuk,A (2737)
-Nepomniachtchi,I (2767) Doha 2016}) 7. g4 {[%cal Bg2g4,Bg4g5][%mdl 32]} b5 8.
Bg2 Bb7 9. g5 Nfd7 {LiveBook: 8 Games} 10. O-O Be7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10…
Qc7 11. f4 Nc6 12. f5 Nde5 13. Qh5 g6 14. Qh3 {1-0 (53) Goumas,G (2407)-Gungl,
T (2269) Heraklion 2017}) 11. f4 O-O 12. Qg4 Re8 13. Be3 Nc6 (13… b4 $5 {
[%cal Rb4c3]} 14. Ne2 a5 $11) 14. Rad1 Rc8 {[#]} 15. e5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Ncxe5 (
15… dxe5 16. f5) 16. fxe5 Nxe5 17. Qg3 Bxg2 18. Qxg2 Rc4 {[#]} (18… d5 $142
) 19. Rd4 (19. Nd4 $1 $16) 19… Qc7 20. Nd2 (20. a3 $16) 20… Rxd4 $14 21.
Bxd4 Ng6 22. Nf3 b4 23. Nd1 e5 24. Be3 d5 25. c3 bxc3 26. bxc3 Qc4 27. Nd2 ({
White should try} 27. Qh3 $14) 27… Qxa2 $11 28. Qg4 Rd8 29. Nf3 Bd6 30. Bf2
Nf4 31. Nh4 Qc4 32. Ne3 (32. Re1 $11) 32… Qxc3 $17 33. Kh1 (33. Nef5 $17)
33… Bc5 ({Black should play} 33… d4 $19 34. Nef5 Qc4) 34. Qf3 $1 $11 d4 35.
Ng4 $1 Qxf3+ 36. Nxf3 e4 $132 {[%mdl 2048] [#] Black puts up resistance} 37.
Bxd4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} exf3 (37… Bxd4 38. Nxd4) 38. Bxc5 Rd5 39. Be3 (39. Rxf3
$2 Rd1+ 40. Bg1 Ne2 $19) 39… Ne6 (39… Nh3 $1 $11) 40. h4 $16 Rd3 (40… Rb5
$142) 41. Rxf3 Nc7 42. Rf5 Nd5 43. Bf2 a5 (43… Kf8 {is a better defense.} 44.
Bc5+ Ke8) 44. Re5 $18 {[%cal Re5e8]} h5 {White is clearly better.} 45. gxh6 {
Rg5 is the strong threat.} f6 46. Re8+ Kh7 47. Ra8 {Precision: White = 52%,
Black = 33%.} *

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Kovalyov, Anton”]
[Black “Akobian, Varuzhan”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A20”]
[WhiteElo “2649”]
[BlackElo “2662”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “113”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,113,24,17,36,37,59,58,78,82,79,73,87,91,91,68,61,56,59,52,84,77,100,
74,69,99,110,98,105,108,85,73,80,66,110,91,98,64,71,74,85,73,76,83,92,84,87,82,
82,82,82,81,87,70,93,89,106,103,125,75,120,118,128,76,76,39,102,89,69,69,122,
122,70,2,2,2,3,0,2,2,3,1,2,1,6,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. c4 e5 2. g3
Nc6 3. Bg2 f5 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. e3 g6 6. d3 Bg7 7. Nge2 d6 8. O-O O-O 9. b3 g5 {
A25: English Opening vs King’s Indian with …Nc6 but without early d3} (9…
Be6 10. Nd5 Qd7 11. Bb2 Rae8 12. Qd2 Nd8 13. Qa5 Nxd5 14. cxd5 Bf7 15. Qxa7 g5
16. Rac1 Bh5 17. f3 {1-0 (28) Leko,P (2732)-Ding,L (2702) Beijing 2012}) 10. f4
h6 11. Qd2 a5 $146 {White is slightly better.} ({Predecessor:} 11… gxf4 12.
exf4 Be6 13. Bb2 Qd7 14. Rae1 a5 15. fxe5 dxe5 16. Na4 Qd6 17. Nec3 {1-0 (33)
Matjushin,G (2443)-Muzychuk,A (2364) Odessa 2005}) 12. Bb2 Be6 13. Nd5 Qd7 14.
Rae1 Rae8 15. Bc3 Bxd5 16. cxd5 Nb4 $1 17. fxg5 hxg5 18. e4 {Hoping for a3.} f4
19. gxf4 gxf4 20. Kh1 $1 Ng4 {[#]} 21. Bh3 $1 Nf2+ 22. Rxf2 Qxh3 23. Bxb4 axb4
{[#]} 24. Ng1 $1 {[%cal Rg1h3]} Qh5 25. Nf3 Bf6 26. Rg1+ Kh8 $1 27. Qxb4 Rg8
28. Qd2 Rxg1+ 29. Nxg1 c6 30. dxc6 bxc6 31. Qe2 Qxe2 32. Rxe2 $16 {[%mdl 4096]
Endgame KRB-KRN} Kg7 33. Nf3 Kf7 34. Rc2 Ra8 35. Kg2 Ke6 36. Kf1 Kd7 37. Rg2 d5
38. Re2 c5 39. Rc2 (39. h4 $142) 39… Kd6 40. Ke2 c4 ({Black should play}
40… Rb8 $14) 41. bxc4 dxe4 42. dxe4 Ra3 (42… Kc5 $14) 43. c5+ Kc7 ({
Better is} 43… Kc6 $16) 44. h4 (44. Kf2 $14) 44… Re3+ $11 {The position is
equal.} 45. Kf2 {Threatening Re2.} Rxe4 46. Re2 Rc4 47. Nxe5 Bxh4+ 48. Kf3 Rxc5
49. Kxf4 Be7 50. Kf5 (50. Nd3 $5 {[%cal Re2e7]} Bd6+ 51. Kg4 $14) 50… Bd6 51.
Ke6 Bxe5 52. Rxe5 Rxe5+ 53. Kxe5 {KP-K} Kc6 54. a4 Kc5 55. a5 Kb5 56. a6 Kxa6
57. Ke4 {Precision: White = 75%, Black = 58%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Dreev, Aleksey”]
[Black “Bachmann, Axel”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A46”]
[WhiteElo “2648”]
[BlackElo “2634”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “65”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 12,65,19,0,49,45,47,22,20,0,0,0,0,0,10,12,13,0,42,35,43,37,55,27,32,27,
26,23,99,99,102,108,202,208,243,243,218,194,341,339,336,330,946,942,1795,1786,
1710,1750,1572,1600,1394,1367,1375,1330,1161,1106]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 c5 3. c3
b6 4. Bg5 Bb7 5. e3 e6 6. Nbd2 {[%cal Bb1d2,Bd2c4,Bc4e5][%mdl 32]} h6 7. Bh4 {
LiveBook: 208 Games} (7. Bxf6 $5 Qxf6 8. Bd3 $11) 7… g5 {A46: 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3
e6: Torre, London and Colle Systems} (7… d6 8. Bb5+ Nbd7 9. Bxf6 gxf6 10. O-O
a6 11. Bd3 f5 12. e4 fxe4 13. Bxe4 Bxe4 14. Nxe4 d5 15. Ned2 {1-0 (35)
Radjabov,T (2713)-Wang,Y (2723) Beijing 2013}) 8. Bg3 Nc6 $146 ({Predecessor:}
8… Be7 9. h3 Rg8 10. Qc2 h5 11. O-O-O d6 12. Bb5+ Bc6 13. Bxc6+ Nxc6 14. Qa4
Qd7 15. dxc5 bxc5 {1/2-1/2 (40) Zhu,R (2036)-Coathup,R (2151) Llandudno 2017})
9. Nc4 Ne4 {The position is equal.} 10. d5 exd5 $1 11. Qxd5 Qe7 $1 12. Rd1 Qe6
13. Qxe6+ dxe6 14. Nce5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White fights for an advantage.} Nb8
15. Nd2 {[#] aiming for Nxe4.} Nxg3 16. hxg3 a6 17. Ndc4 b5 $1 {[%cal Rb5c4]}
18. Nd6+ Bxd6 $1 19. Rxd6 Bd5 (19… Ke7 $1 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 20. c4
$16 bxc4 21. Bxc4 ({Reject} 21. Nxc4 $6 Ke7 $11) 21… Bxg2 (21… Bxc4 $16 {
was worth a try.} 22. Nxc4 Nd7) 22. Rh2 $18 Bb7 23. f4 gxf4 24. exf4 Ke7 (24…
Ra7 $142 25. f5 Bd5) 25. Rb6 Ra7 {[#]} 26. Bxe6 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Rg8 $2 (26…
Be4 27. Bxf7 Nd7) (26… fxe6 27. Ng6+) 27. Bxf7 {White is clearly winning.}
Rxg3 28. Re6+ Kd8 29. Rd2+ Kc7 30. Re7+ Kb6 31. Rd6+ Kb5 32. Bc4+ Ka5 33. Be2 {
Precision: White = 77%, Black = 28%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi GEO”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Zhigalko, Sergei”]
[Black “Kuzubov, Yuriy”]
[Result “0-1”]
[WhiteElo “2644”]
[BlackElo “2652”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “136”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]

{[%evp 22,136,0,0,0,0,1,-8,-7,-9,-9,-11,-11,-14,11,-1,0,-13,-11,-12,5,10,16,14,
20,0,6,7,4,7,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-7,-7,-8,-14,-7,-7,-7,-7,-7,
-7,-7,0,-35,-34,-39,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-119,-127,-123,-127,-154,-56,-56,-8,-29,
-11,-111,-10,-70,-66,-66,-66,-85,-74,-63,0,-75,-102,-79,-87,-104,-95,-93,-74,
-675,-560,-29960,-29958,-29963,-29963,-6621,-12843,-29970,-29971,-29978,-29979,
-29980,-29981,-29979,-29980]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. cxd5
exd5 6. Bf4 c6 7. e3 Nh5 8. Bg5 Be7 9. Bxe7 Qxe7 10. Qc2 Nb6 {D35: Queen’s
Gambit Declined: Exchange Variation} 11. Ne5 (11. O-O-O Nf6 12. Bd3 Be6 13. h3
O-O-O 14. Kb1 Kb8 15. Nd2 Rc8 16. Nb3 Nfd7 17. Ne2 c5 18. dxc5 Nxc5 19. Nxc5
Rxc5 {1-0 (61) Nakamura,H (2787)-Aronian,L (2792) Paris 2016}) 11… g6 12. Be2
{LiveBook: 3 Games} Ng7 {The position is equal.} 13. O-O O-O {[#]} 14. Bd3 $146
({Predecessor:} 14. Rfe1 Bf5 15. Qb3 Nc8 16. Na4 Nd6 17. Rac1 f6 18. Nd3 Bxd3
19. Bxd3 {1/2-1/2 (37) Beliavsky,A (2630)-Heberla,B (2525) Plovdiv 2012}) 14…
Bf5 15. Rab1 Bxd3 16. Qxd3 Nf5 17. b4 Rfc8 (17… f6 $5 {[%cal Rf6e5]} 18. Nf3
a6 $11) 18. Rfc1 Nd6 19. a4 f6 20. Nf3 Ne4 21. Nxe4 dxe4 22. Qb3+ Qf7 23. Nd2
Qxb3 24. Rxb3 f5 25. a5 Nd5 26. Nc4 a6 27. g3 Re8 28. Nb6 Nxb6 29. axb6 $11 {
[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} Rad8 30. Rc5 Kf7 31. Rbc3 Re7 32. h4 Red7 33. Kf1
Rd5 34. Ke2 Ke6 35. Rxd5 cxd5 {KR-KR} 36. b5 axb5 37. Rc7 Rd7 {Threatens to
win with …Rxc7.} 38. Rc5 $1 Rd6 39. Rxb5 Rc6 40. Kd2 Kd6 41. h5 gxh5 42. Rb1
Kd7 43. Rh1 Rh6 44. Rh4 Kc6 45. Kc3 Kxb6 46. Kb4 Kc6 47. Rf4 {[#]} (47. Ka4 $11
) 47… h4 $1 $17 {[%cal Rh4h3]} 48. gxh4 {[%cal Bg3h4,Bh4h5][%mdl 32]} (48.
Rxh4 Rxh4) 48… Rf6 49. Ka4 b6 (49… Kd7 $17 50. Kb4 Ke6) 50. Kb4 $15 b5 51.
h5 $1 Rf8 52. Ka5 (52. Rh4 $11 {remains equal.}) 52… h6 (52… Kd6 $17 {
Hoping for …Ra8+.} 53. h6 Ra8+ 54. Kxb5 Rb8+ 55. Ka4 Ke6) 53. f3 ({White
should try} 53. Rh4 $11) 53… Rf7 54. Kb4 Rf6 55. Ka5 Rf8 56. Kb4 Kb6 (56…
Kd6 $15) 57. Kb3 (57. fxe4 $11 {keeps the balance.} dxe4 58. d5) 57… Kc7 $17
58. Kb4 Kd6 59. fxe4 dxe4 60. Kxb5 {[#]} Ke6 $1 61. Rf1 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (
61. Kb4 $17) 61… f4 $1 $19 {[%mdl 512]} 62. exf4 Kd5 63. Kb4 Kxd4 64. Rd1+
Ke3 65. Rd6 Kf2 {Black mates.} 66. Rxh6 e3 {[%cal Be4e3,Be3e2][%mdl 32]} 67.
Re6 e2 68. Kc5 Rxf4 {Precision: White = 49%, Black = 68%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Melkumyan, Hrant”]
[Black “Grachev, Boris”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E04”]
[WhiteElo “2642”]
[BlackElo “2654”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “155”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 12,155,33,31,31,28,25,19,33,26,31,31,31,29,32,-14,-20,-21,-19,0,26,2,2,
0,0,5,12,9,6,2,6,0,19,15,20,4,18,4,10,0,0,0,25,25,11,-7,-10,-29,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,21,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,38,
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,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. c4 e6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. d4 dxc4 5. Nf3
Bd7 6. Nbd2 Bb4 {E04: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3} (6… Bb5 7. O-O Nc6 8. Nb1 Be7 9.
Nc3 Ba6 10. Qa4 O-O 11. Rd1 Nd5 12. a3 Nb6 13. Qc2 Na5 14. e4 {0-1 (39) Li,C
(2721)-Zhang,Z (2614) Ho Chi Minh City 2015}) 7. O-O {LiveBook: 6 Games} Bxd2
8. Bxd2 Bc6 {White has an edge.} 9. Rc1 Bd5 10. Bg5 Nbd7 $146 ({Predecessor:}
10… Nc6 11. Re1 Be4 12. Rxc4 O-O 13. b3 h6 14. Bxf6 Qxf6 {1/2-1/2 (44)
Murugan,K (2325)-Lukacs,P (2455) Coimbatore 1987}) 11. Re1 {[#] aiming for e4!}
h6 12. Bxf6 Nxf6 13. Qa4+ c6 14. Qa3 Bxf3 15. Bxf3 Qe7 (15… Qxd4 {with more
complications.} 16. Red1 Qb6 17. Rxc4 a6 18. Rc3 Qc7) 16. Qxe7+ (16. Qa5 {
is more complex.} O-O 17. Rxc4 a6 18. Rd1 Rad8 19. e3) 16… Kxe7 17. Rxc4 Rhd8
18. e3 a5 19. a3 Ra6 20. Rb1 Ne8 21. Rc5 Rda8 22. Be2 Rb6 23. Kf1 Nf6 24. Rc2
a4 25. Bd3 Nd7 26. Rd1 Ra5 27. Bc4 c5 28. d5 Rd6 29. Ke1 Nb6 (29… e5 {
feels hotter.} 30. e4 b5 31. Bf1 c4 32. f4 f6) 30. dxe6 {[#] And now Rxd6
would win.} Rxd1+ 31. Kxd1 Nxc4 32. Rxc4 Kxe6 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KR-KR}
33. Kc2 b6 34. Re4+ Kd7 35. h4 h5 36. g4 hxg4 $1 37. Rxg4 g6 38. Rg5 Ke6 39. h5
gxh5 40. Rxh5 Ra8 41. Rh6+ f6 42. Rh7 Rg8 43. Kd3 Rd8+ 44. Kc3 Kd5 45. Ra7 b5
46. Ra5 Rb8 47. Kd3 f5 48. Ra6 Rd8 49. Rb6 c4+ 50. Kc3 Kc5 51. Rf6 Rd3+ 52. Kc2
Rd5 {The position is equal.} 53. Rf8 Kb6 54. Rf7 Kc6 55. Rf6+ Kc5 56. Re6 b4
57. axb4+ Kxb4 58. Rb6+ Kc5 59. Rf6 (59. Ra6 {is interesting.} Kb4 60. Ra7 Re5
61. Rf7 Rd5 62. Rf8) 59… Kb4 60. Rf8 Kc5 61. Rg8 Kb4 (61… f4 $5) 62. Rb8+
Kc5 63. Re8 Kb4 64. Re7 Kc5 65. Rh7 Kb4 66. Rh5 Re5 67. Rg5 Rd5 68. Rh5 (68. e4
$5 Rd4 69. exf5 $11) 68… Re5 69. Rh4 Rd5 70. Rd4 Re5 71. Rd8 f4 72. Rb8+ Kc5
73. Rc8+ Kb4 74. Rb8+ Kc5 75. exf4 Re2+ 76. Kc3 Rxf2 77. Rc8+ Kd5 78. Rd8+ {
Precision: White = 67%, Black = 70%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Bluebaum, Matthias”]
[Black “Mareco, Sandro”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D28”]
[WhiteElo “2633”]
[BlackElo “2649”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “87”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,87,37,44,35,39,0,38,36,35,36,24,37,57,66,60,57,89,82,95,90,104,94,
145,130,241,252,253,248,308,297,336,290,419,406,474,427,486,464,650,642,603,
364,363,338,341,314,435,434,431,432,546,498,718,693,650,672,886,806,1164,1127,
1119,1119,5922,5942,29984,29985,852,388]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e3 Nf6 4. Bxc4
e6 5. Nf3 a6 6. O-O c5 7. Qe2 cxd4 8. Rd1 Nc6 9. exd4 Be7 10. a3 O-O 11. Nc3
Nd5 {LiveBook: 7 Games} 12. Ba2 {D26: Queen’s Gambit Accepted: 4 e3 e6 5 Bxc5
c5 sidelines} (12. Qe4 Nf6 13. Qc2 Nd5 14. Ba2 Bf6 15. Ne4 Bd7 16. Bg5 Bxg5 17.
Nexg5 g6 18. Qe4 h6 19. Nh3 Nce7 20. Ne5 Kg7 21. Nf4 Rc8 22. h4 Ba4 23. Nxf7
Kxf7 24. Qxe6+ Ke8 25. Nxd5 Bxd1 26. Nxe7 {1-0 (26) Moiseenko,A (2670)-Nyzhnyk,
I (2535) Warsaw 2010}) 12… Re8 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and
annotate with similar games:} 12… Nxc3 13. bxc3 Bf6 14. Bf4 Ne7 15. c4 b5 16.
c5 Nd5 17. Qe4 Bb7 18. Bg3 Ra7 19. Qd3 Bc6 {1/2-1/2 (44) Yevseev,D (2525)
-Kiselev,G (2424) Sochi 2007}) 13. Qe4 {[%cal Rc3d5]} Bf6 (13… Bxa3 $5 14.
Nxd5 exd5 15. Qxd5 Qxd5 16. Bxd5 Bb4 $14) 14. h4 {[%cal Bh2h4,Bh4h5][%mdl 32]
White is slightly better.} Nce7 15. Ng5 Bxg5 16. Bxg5 Qd6 17. h5 h6 18. Bxe7 $1
Nxe7 19. Bb1 {Hoping for Qh7+.} f5 20. Qe5 Qxe5 21. dxe5 g5 ({Black should play
} 21… Nc6) 22. Na4 Nc6 (22… a5 $16 {was worth a try.} 23. Ba2 Nd5) 23. Nb6
$18 Rb8 {[#]} 24. Ba2 $1 Nxe5 {[#]} 25. Re1 $1 {[%cal Re1e5]} Nf7 26. Rac1 Kf8
(26… e5 $142 27. Nxc8 Rexc8) 27. Rc7 f4 28. Bb3 Nd6 29. Rd1 Nf5 (29… Rd8
$142 30. Nc4 Rd7) 30. Ba4 Re7 31. Rxc8+ Rxc8 32. Nxc8 Rc7 33. Rd8+ Kg7 34. Nd6
{Strongly threatening Ne8+.} Rc1+ 35. Kh2 Nh4 36. Ne4 b5 (36… Rc7 $142 37.
Bb3 Re7) 37. Rd7+ Kf8 38. Bb3 Re1 39. Nc5 Re2 40. Nxe6+ Ke8 41. Rh7 Rxf2 42.
Bd5 {[%cal Rd5c6]} Rc2 43. Be4 Rc1 44. Bg6+ {Precision: White = 80%, Black =
36%.} (44. Rxh6 $142 Ke7 45. Kh3) 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Salgado Lopez, Ivan”]
[Black “Jobava, Baadur”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C47”]
[WhiteElo “2627”]
[BlackElo “2702”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “48”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 27,48,4,4,5,10,4,1,4,4,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d4 exd4 5. Nxd4 Bb4 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. Bd3 O-O 8. O-O Re8 9. Bg5 {
[%cal Bc1g5,Bg5h4,Bh4g3][%mdl 32]} h6 10. Bh4 g5 11. Bg3 Bxc3 12. bxc3 Nxe4 {
C47: Scotch Four Knights and Four Knights with 4 g3} 13. Qh5 (13. f4 d6 14.
Bxe4 Rxe4 15. Qh5 Qf6 16. fxg5 Qg6 17. Qxg6+ fxg6 18. gxh6 Bf5 19. Rab1 Ra4 20.
Rb7 {1-0 (92) Kryvoruchko,Y (2707)-Anand,V (2785) Dubai 2014}) 13… d6 14. f4
Bf5 {LiveBook: 4 Games. The position is equal.} 15. Bxe4 Bxe4 16. fxg5 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 16. Qxh6 Re6 17. Qh5 Bg6 18. Qh3 gxf4 19. Rxf4 Qg5 20. Raf1 {
0-1 (60) Belenkaya,D (2289)-Batsiashvili,N (2476) Mamaia 2016}) 16… Qxg5 17.
Qxf7+ Kh8 18. Qxc7 Bxg2 $1 19. Kxg2 Qd5+ 20. Kg1 Re2 {[%csl Ge2][%cal Rd5g2]
[#]} 21. Rf2 Rxf2 22. Bxf2 {Bd4+ is the strong threat.} Rg8+ 23. Bg3 Qc5+ 24.
Kg2 {[#] Hoping for Rf1.} Qd5+ 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Fridman, Daniel”]
[Black “Dubov, Daniil”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D74”]
[WhiteElo “2625”]
[BlackElo “2666”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “67”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,67,13,40,6,1,2,0,-2,10,-3,-2,-3,-2,-21,-21,-14,-15,-17,-12,-13,-14,
-16,-16,-18,-14,-22,0,-12,-7,-23,0,-38,-23,-27,-26,-19,-24,-18,-13,-18,-8,-8,
-8,-21,-22,-22,-22,-50,-8,-9,-8,-8]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O
5. c4 d5 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. O-O Nc6 8. Nc3 e5 {D74: Fianchetto Grünfeld: Main
Line (5 Nf3 0-0 6 cxd5 Nxd5 7 0-0)} (8… Nb6 9. e3 Bd7 10. b3 Qc8 11. Bb2 Bh3
12. Ne4 Bxg2 13. Kxg2 Rd8 14. Qe2 a5 15. a3 Rd5 16. Rac1 Rh5 17. h4 {1/2-1/2
(32) Lorparizangeneh,S (2515)-Artemiev,V (2692) St Petersburg 2017}) 9. Nxd5 e4
$1 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 10. Nd2 (10. Ne5 $5 Qxd5 11. Nxc6 Qxc6 12. Bf4 $14)
10… Qxd5 11. Nxe4 Qxd4 12. Nc3 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and
annotate with similar games:} 12. Qb3 Qb6 13. Nc3 Nd4 14. Qxb6 axb6 15. Bf4 c6
16. Rad1 {0-1 (52) Pavlov,S (2454)-Savenkov,K (2325) Minsk 2015}) 12… Bg4 (
12… Qc4 {is more complex.} 13. Bf4 Nd4 14. e3 Ne6 15. Nd5 c6) 13. Bxc6 (13.
Be3 {feels hotter.} Qc4 14. Rc1 Rad8 15. Qa4 Qxa4 16. Nxa4 Nd4 17. Rxc7 Nxe2+
18. Kh1) 13… bxc6 14. Qxd4 Bxd4 15. Be3 Bxc3 16. bxc3 Bxe2 17. Rfe1 Bc4 18.
Bf4 Rfe8 19. a3 Rac8 20. Rxe8+ Rxe8 21. Bxc7 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB}
g5 22. h3 h5 23. Rd1 Kg7 24. g4 Bd5 25. gxh5 Kh6 26. f4 Re3 27. c4 Bxc4 28.
Rd6+ Kxh5 {Strongly threatening …Bd5.} 29. Rxc6 Be6 30. Rc5 Rxa3 31. Rxg5+
Kh4 32. Ra5 Rc3 33. Rxa7 Rf3 34. Ra8 {Precision: White = 41%, Black = 58%.}
1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Erdos, Viktor”]
[Black “Amin, Bassem”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E92”]
[WhiteElo “2619”]
[BlackElo “2699”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “138”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 25,137,0,0,0,0,0,30,8,6,-18,-16,-22,-11,-30,0,0,-23,-23,61,62,56,22,122,
126,120,120,116,0,0,0,0,-45,-50,-63,-61,-78,0,0,81,81,416,0,0,-39,-42,-40,-36,
-41,-52,-60,-20,-108,-106,-225,-237,-194,-191,-248,-273,-267,-256,-247,-213,
-208,-200,-206,-213,-238,-261,-239,-221,-232,-196,-204,-193,-485,-485,-485,
-472,-454,-444,-533,-494,-682,-660,-622,-612,-501,-955,-691,-674,-12839,-12839,
-12839,-12839,-12840,-12840,-12841,-12842,-12843,-12843,-12850,-12851,-12851,
-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,0,0,0,0]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3
Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. d4 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. d5 a5 8. Bg5 h6 9. Be3 Ng4 {E92: King’s
Indian: Classical: 6 Be2 e5: 7 dxe5, 7 Be3 and Petrosian System without 7…
Nbd7} 10. Bd2 f5 11. h3 Nf6 12. exf5 gxf5 13. Qc1 f4 {LiveBook: 31 Games} 14.
g3 e4 $1 {[%cal Re4f3]} 15. Nh4 e3 $1 {[%cal Re3f2]} 16. fxe3 fxg3 {Hoping for
…Ne4!} 17. Ng6 {[#]} Re8 $146 18. Rg1 Bf5 19. Rxg3 Nbd7 20. Nf4 $36 {[%mdl
2048] White fights for an advantage.} Nc5 21. Bf3 Kh8 (21… Qe7 $11) 22. Ke2
$1 $14 Nfd7 23. Qg1 (23. Rxg7 Kxg7 24. e4 Kh7 $17) (23. e4 $5) 23… Rg8 (23…
Be5 $11 24. Kd1 Qf6) 24. Bg4 $1 $16 {[%cal Rg4f5]} Bxg4+ 25. Rxg4 {Intending
Ng6+ and mate.} Ne5 26. Ng6+ (26. Qb1 $1 $16) 26… Nxg6 $11 27. Rxg6 Nd7 $1
28. Rg4 Ne5 {[%mdl 1024] Black has compensation.} 29. Rf4 Qe8 $1 {[%cal Re8h5]
…Qh5+ is the strong threat.} 30. Rh4 Bf8 (30… Qe7 $1 $17 {[%cal Re7h4]} 31.
Rf4 Bf6) 31. Qf2 Qg6 (31… Rg6 $11) 32. e4 $16 Nxc4 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (
32… Kh7 $16) 33. Rg4 $2 (33. Bxh6 $1 $18 {[%mdl 512]} Bxh6 34. Rg1 $1 {
[%mdl 512]}) 33… Qh5 $11 34. Qf6+ Bg7 35. Qh4 Qxh4 36. Rxh4 Nxd2 ({Inferior
is} 36… Nxb2 37. Nb5 $16) 37. Kxd2 Raf8 38. Re1 {[#]} (38. Ne2 $11 {remains
equal.}) 38… Kh7 $1 $17 39. Rg4 (39. Rh5 $17) 39… h5 $19 {[%cal Bh6h5,
Bh5h4][%mdl 32]} 40. Rgg1 Rf2+ 41. Ne2 (41. Kc1 {is a better defense.}) 41…
Rgf8 ({Not} 41… Bxb2 42. Rxg8 Kxg8 43. Rb1 $15) 42. Rg3 h4 ({But not} 42…
Bxb2 43. Rb3 $17) 43. Rb3 R8f3 44. Rxf3 Rxf3 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 45.
Ng1 Rg3 46. Rf1 Bxb2 47. Nf3 Bf6 48. Ke3 Rxh3 49. Kf4 Rg3 50. Nxh4 $2 (50. Kf5
{might work better.} Kg7 51. Ke6) 50… Bxh4 {KRB-KR} 51. Rh1 Rg2 52. Rxh4+ {
KR-KR} Kg6 53. a4 Ra2 54. Rh1 Rxa4 55. Rc1 Rb4 56. Rxc7 a4 57. Rc8 {[#]} Rb6 $1
58. e5 Rb4+ 59. Ke3 dxe5 60. d6 Rd4 61. Ra8 b5 62. Ra5 Kf5 63. Rxb5 Rxd6 64.
Ra5 Rd4 65. Ra8 Rh4 66. Rf8+ Ke6 67. Ra8 a3 $2 (67… Rb4 $19 {Threatens to
win with …Kd5.} 68. Kd3 Rf4) 68. Rxa3 $11 Rh3+ 69. Ke4 Rxa3 $2 {[%mdl 8192]
Precision: White = 51%, Black = 66%.} (69… Rh1) 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Sethuraman, S P.”]
[Black “Ponomariov, Ruslan”]
[Result “*”]
[ECO “C92”]
[WhiteElo “2617”]
[BlackElo “2694”]
[Annotator “RC”]
[PlyCount “115”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]
[TimeControl “40/5400+30:1800+30”]

1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e5 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nc6 {
[%emt 0:00:08]} 3. Bb5 {[%emt 0:00:06]} a6 {[%emt 0:00:15]} 4. Ba4 {[%emt 0:00:
09]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:20]} 5. O-O {[%emt 0:00:08]} Be7 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 6. Re1 {
[%emt 0:00:36]} b5 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 7. Bb3 {[%emt 0:00:07]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:10]
} 8. c3 {[%emt 0:01:45]} d6 {[%emt 0:02:01]} 9. h3 {[%emt 0:00:23]} a5 {
[%emt 0:00:22]} 10. d4 {[%emt 0:07:15]} a4 {[%emt 0:01:03]} 11. Bc2 {[%emt 0:
00:39]} Bd7 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 12. Na3 {[%emt 0:11:47]} Rb8 {[%emt 0:05:22]} 13.
d5 {[%emt 0:01:54]} Na7 {[%emt 0:05:48]} 14. Be3 {[%emt 0:05:42]} c5 {[%emt 0:
03:42]} 15. Nxe5 {[%emt 0:05:15]} dxe5 {[%emt 0:00:56]} 16. d6 {[%emt 0:00:04]}
Rc8 {[%emt 0:00:32]} 17. f4 {[%emt 0:10:39]} Ne8 {[%emt 0:17:25]} 18. dxe7 {
[%emt 0:00:10]} Qxe7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 19. fxe5 {[%emt 0:07:50]} Bc6 {[%emt 0:
02:42]} 20. Qh5 {[%emt 0:08:17]} Nc7 {[%emt 0:00:59]} 21. Nb1 {[%emt 0:01:35]}
Be8 {[%emt 0:07:04]} 22. Nd2 {[%emt 0:00:39]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:01:12]} 23. Nf3 {
[%emt 0:02:32]} Ne6 {[%emt 0:00:17]} 24. Rad1 {[%emt 0:04:42]} Rd8 {[%emt 0:00:
17]} 25. Rd5 {[%emt 0:03:03]} a3 {[%emt 0:12:52]} 26. bxa3 {[%emt 0:03:42]} Ra8
{[%emt 0:06:15]} 27. Bc1 {[%emt 0:07:27]} Na5 {[%emt 0:03:31]} 28. Ng5 {
[%emt 0:06:55]} h6 {[%emt 0:10:17]} 29. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Nc4 {[%emt 0:06:
34]} 30. Qg4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Nxa3 {[%emt 0:01:19]} 31. Bd1 {[%emt 0:01:58]}
Nb1 {[%emt 0:04:05]} 32. Nh4 {[%emt 0:00:46]} h5 {[%emt 0:02:12]} 33. Qg3 {
[%emt 0:02:56]} Nxc3 {[%emt 0:02:55]} 34. Nf5 {[%emt 0:00:43]} Nxd5 {[%emt 0:
00:10]} 35. exd5 {[%emt 0:00:35]} Qd7 {[%emt 0:00:24]} 36. Bh6 {[%emt 0:01:14]}
Kh7 {[%emt 0:01:26]} 37. Bxg7 {[%emt 0:03:07]} Rg8 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 38. Bc2 {
[%emt 0:01:05]} Rxa2 {[%emt 0:01:32]} 39. Nh6+ {[%emt 0:02:49]} Rxc2 {[%emt 0:
00:37]} 40. Nxg8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kxg8 {[%emt 0:01:20]} 41. Bf6+ {[%emt 0:02:
41]} Kh7 {[%emt 0:02:18]} 42. Qd3+ {[%emt 0:01:11]} Kh6 {[%emt 0:02:45]} 43.
Qe3+ {[%emt 0:09:37]} Kh7 {[%emt 0:00:49]} 44. Qe4+ {[%emt 0:00:19]} Kh6 {
[%emt 0:00:28]} 45. Qxc2 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Qxd5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 46. Rd1 {
[%emt 0:00:28]} Qc4 {[%emt 0:03:31]} 47. Qd2+ {[%emt 0:08:03]} Kg6 {[%emt 0:02:
49]} 48. Qf2 {[%emt 0:00:34]} Qf4 {[%emt 0:01:06]} 49. Qc2+ {[%emt 0:00:17]}
Kh6 {[%emt 0:01:17]} 50. Rd6 {[%emt 0:04:35]} b4 {[%emt 0:04:41]} 51. h4 {
[%emt 0:00:28]} Qg4 {[%emt 0:05:35]} 52. Rb6 {[%emt 0:02:49]} Qg3 {[%emt 0:06:
29]} 53. Rb8 {[%emt 0:02:46]} Nd4 {[%emt 0:00:19]} 54. Qe4 {[%emt 0:00:48]} Qg8
{[%emt 0:02:10]} 55. Qf4+ {[%emt 0:01:09]} Kh7 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 56. Qe4+ {
[%emt 0:00:01]} Kh6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 57. Bg5+ {[%emt 0:00:37]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:
04]} 58. Qa8 {[%emt 0:00:08]} *

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Sethuraman, S P.”]
[Black “Ponomariov, Ruslan”]
[Result “*”]
[ECO “C92”]
[WhiteElo “2617”]
[BlackElo “2694”]
[Annotator “TA RC”]
[PlyCount “115”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 24,115,39,45,54,28,50,56,58,75,71,65,114,104,87,94,160,68,77,68,68,68,
81,75,63,59,126,127,134,117,131,141,227,245,254,246,201,163,208,226,521,544,
517,532,622,601,815,790,767,742,1018,927,4686,1439,2850,768,687,723,720,714,
607,516,1697,1652,645,1242,890,587,486,123,120,110,129,102,95,93,89,59,243,239,
346,327,581,570,700,610,29978,1547,720,0,29977,29979,29975,29973]} 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 d6 9. h3 a5
10. d4 a4 11. Bc2 Bd7 12. Na3 {C92: Closed Ruy Lopez: 9…Be6, Karpov and
Flohr-Zaitsev Variations} (12. Nbd2 Re8 13. Nf1 Bf8 14. Ng3 h6 15. Bd2 Qc8 16.
Bd3 Qb7 17. Qc2 g6 18. b4 Bg7 19. a3 Rac8 20. Rac1 {0-1 (113) Polgar,J (2682)
-Nakamura,H (2733) Cap d’Agde 2010}) 12… Rb8 13. d5 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Na7
14. Be3 {White is slightly better.} c5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14… Rb7 15. b3
axb3 16. axb3 Qb8 17. Qe2 c6 18. c4 c5 19. b4 cxb4 20. Bxa7 Qxa7 21. Nxb5 {
1/2-1/2 (34) Tarhon,B (2285)-Nagy,G (2439) Zalakaros 2016}) 15. Nxe5 dxe5 16.
d6 Rc8 17. f4 Ne8 18. dxe7 Qxe7 19. fxe5 Bc6 (19… Be6 $142) 20. Qh5 ({
Better is} 20. Qd2 $16) 20… Nc7 $14 21. Nb1 Be8 22. Nd2 Nc6 23. Nf3 Ne6 24.
Rad1 Rd8 (24… b4 $14) 25. Rd5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is really pushing.} a3
26. bxa3 Ra8 27. Bc1 Na5 (27… Qa7 $16 28. Rf1 c4+ 29. Rf2 Rb8) 28. Ng5 $18 {
[%csl Gg5][%cal Rh5h7]} h6 29. Nf3 $1 Nc4 30. Qg4 Nxa3 31. Bd1 Nb1 $2 (31…
Kh7 {was necessary.} 32. Nh4 Nc4) 32. Nh4 h5 33. Qg3 Nxc3 34. Nf5 Nxd5 35. exd5
({Less strong is} 35. Nxe7+ Nxe7 36. a3 (36. Bxh5 Rxa2 37. Bg4 Rc2 $16) 36…
Nc6 $18) 35… Qd7 36. Bh6 {[%cal Rh6g7]} Kh7 37. Bxg7 {Threatening mate with
Qe3.} Rg8 38. Bc2 {White wants to mate with Nh6+.} ({Not} 38. dxe6 fxe6 39. Qf4
Rxg7 $16) 38… Rxa2 39. Nh6+ (39. Be4 $142 Qxd5 40. Bxd5) 39… Rxc2 40. Nxg8
Kxg8 41. Bf6+ Kh7 42. Qd3+ Kh6 (42… Kg8 $142) 43. Qe3+ Kh7 44. Qe4+ Kh6 45.
Qxc2 Qxd5 46. Rd1 $2 (46. Rf1 $18 Qc4 47. Qf5) 46… Qc4 $16 47. Qd2+ Kg6 48.
Qf2 {Black must now prevent Qg3+.} Qf4 49. Qc2+ Kh6 50. Rd6 b4 $2 {[#]} (50…
Qe3+ $1 $14 51. Kh1 Qe1+ 52. Kh2 h4) 51. h4 $1 $18 {Hoping for Bg5+.} Qg4 {[#]}
(51… Qg3 {was worth a try.} 52. Rb6 Nd4 53. Qd2+ Kh7) 52. Rb6 $1 Qg3 $2 (
52… b3 {was called for.} 53. Qxb3 Ba4) 53. Rb8 Nd4 {( -> …Nf3+)} 54. Qe4
Qg8 55. Qf4+ (55. Bg5+ $142 Kg7 56. Qa8 Qh7 57. Rxe8 Qc2 58. Rg8+ Kh7 59. Bf6
Qd1+ 60. Kh2) 55… Kh7 56. Qe4+ (56. Kh2 $18 Ne6 57. Qf3) 56… Kh6 $1 57.
Bg5+ Kg7 58. Qa8 {Precision: White = 65%, Black = 37%.} *

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Cordova, Emilio”]
[Black “Rapport, Richard”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “D12”]
[WhiteElo “2616”]
[BlackElo “2675”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “90”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 13,90,23,27,-17,-5,-6,17,-22,30,0,0,0,-7,-6,-8,-19,-25,-37,-31,-60,-36,
-75,-75,-75,-63,-75,-71,-78,-59,-96,-97,-125,-74,-176,-173,-173,-132,-136,-111,
-160,-165,-166,-153,-141,-145,-164,-162,-154,-162,-383,-374,-373,-352,-400,
-352,-407,-391,-431,-418,-458,-430,-457,-445,-413,-413,-406,-406,-427,-333,
-426,-418,-495,-472,-492,-492,-457,-351,-350,-350]} 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4
c6 4. e3 Bf5 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nh4 Bg6 7. Qb3 {D12: Slav Defence: 3 Nf3 Nf6 4 e3 Bf5
} (7. Be2 Nbd7 8. g3 Bd6 9. O-O O-O 10. Nxg6 hxg6 11. c5 Bc7 12. b4 e5 13. b5
Ba5 14. Bd2 exd4 15. exd4 Re8 16. bxc6 bxc6 17. Ba6 Rb8 18. Qc2 Bxc3 19. Qxc3
Ne4 20. Qd3 Qf6 21. Rfe1 Nf8 {1-0 (21) Wang,Y (2699)-Bu,X (2710) Huocheng
County 2017}) 7… Qc7 {LiveBook: 224 Games} 8. f3 Be7 9. g3 {The position is
equal.} Nbd7 10. Bd2 a6 $146 ({Better is} 10… Bh5) ({Predecessor:} 10… Bd6
11. cxd5 exd5 12. O-O-O b5 13. Nxg6 hxg6 14. Bd3 {1-0 (33) Chatalbashev,B
(2455)-Stefanova,A (2370) Cannes 1996}) 11. Rc1 dxc4 12. Bxc4 b5 {[%cal Bb7b5,
Bb5b4][%mdl 32]} 13. Be2 c5 14. Nxg6 hxg6 15. a4 b4 16. Na2 {[%cal Ra2b4]} Bd6
{White must now prevent …Bxg3+!} 17. f4 Ne4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] aiming for …
Nxg3! Black is in control.} 18. Bf3 Nxd2 19. Kxd2 Rc8 20. Qc4 a5 21. Ke2 Qa7
22. h4 Ke7 ({Black should play} 22… O-O 23. Rhd1 Rfd8) 23. b3 (23. Qd3 $17)
23… cxd4 $19 24. Qxd4 Bc5 25. Qe4 Qa6+ 26. Qd3 Qxd3+ 27. Kxd3 Bb6 {Threatens
to win with …Nc5+.} 28. Rxc8 Rxc8 29. Rc1 Rd8 {And now …Ne5+ would win.}
30. Ke2 Nc5 31. Rxc5 $2 (31. Rb1 {keeps fighting.}) 31… Bxc5 {[%mdl 4096]
Endgame KRB-KBN} 32. Bb7 Rd7 33. Bf3 Rc7 34. Be4 {[#]} e5 $1 35. Bd3 (35. fxe5
Ke6) 35… exf4 36. gxf4 Rc8 37. Bc4 Rh8 38. Nc1 Rxh4 39. Nd3 Bd6 40. Bd5 f5
41. Bg2 {[#]} g5 $1 {[%cal Rg5f4]} 42. fxg5 Rg4 43. Bf3 Rxg5 44. Nb2 Rg3 45.
Nc4 Bc7 {Precision: White = 31%, Black = 80%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Delgado Ramirez, Neuris”]
[Black “Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C54”]
[WhiteElo “2614”]
[BlackElo “2702”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “88”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 15,88,-27,-27,-34,-22,-86,-77,-115,-106,-123,-60,-49,-46,-43,-17,-61,-2,
-48,-47,-53,-43,-42,-43,-22,-20,-20,-19,-16,-16,-20,-20,-18,-17,-77,-80,-81,
-55,-108,-96,-135,-135,-135,-135,-131,-125,-170,-168,-168,-176,-166,-141,-141,
-133,-152,-148,-151,-133,-138,-139,-231,-218,-236,-240,-296,-308,-340,-337,
-322,-322,-468,-445,-626,-679,-619,-581]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3
Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. Bb3 {C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5
d3} (6. a4 a6 7. O-O Ba7 8. Re1 d6 9. h3 b5 10. Ba2 b4 11. d4 bxc3 12. bxc3 Re8
13. Be3 h6 {1/2-1/2 (23) Karjakin,S (2773)-Aronian,L (2809) Saint Louis 2017})
6… h6 7. h3 d5 8. Qe2 a5 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 9. a4 b6 (9… Be6 $5 {[%cal
Rd5e4]} 10. Nbd2 Nh5 11. exd5 Bxd5 12. Bxd5 Nf4 $15) 10. O-O $146 (10. exd5 $11
Nxd5 11. O-O) ({Predecessor:} 10. exd5 Nxd5 11. Qe4 Nde7 12. Bc4 Bf5 13. Qe2
Ng6 {0-1 (36) Lagar,V (2162)-Saldano Dayer,H (2446) Rosario 2015}) 10… Ba6 $1
$17 {aiming for …dxe4.} 11. exd5 e4 $1 {[%cal Re4f3]} ({But not} 11… Nxd5
$6 12. Qe4 $11) 12. Ne1 {[#]} Ne5 (12… exd3 $1 $17 13. Nxd3 Nxd5) 13. c4 $15
Nxd3 14. Nxd3 exd3 15. Qf3 {[#]} Re8 (15… c6 $1 $15 {[%mdl 512]}) 16. Nc3 {
[#]} c6 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 17. Bf4 (17. dxc6 d2) 17… cxd5 $1 18. cxd5 Rc8 19.
Nb5 Bxb5 20. axb5 Ne4 {…Qf6 is the strong threat.} 21. d6 Bxd6 22. Bxd6 Nxd6
23. Rad1 Nc4 {White must now prevent …d2.} 24. Bxc4 (24. Qxd3 $11 {keeps the
balance.} Qxd3 25. Rxd3) 24… Rxc4 $17 25. Rxd3 Rd4 26. Re3 (26. Rfd1 $15 Re1+
27. Rxe1 Rxd3 28. Qc6) 26… Rd2 27. Rb1 Rxe3 28. Qxe3 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame
KQR-KQR} Rd5 29. Rc1 Rxb5 30. Qe2 Rd5 31. Rc6 Rd1+ 32. Kh2 Rd6 33. Rc2 Re6 34.
Qb5 Qd6+ 35. g3 Qe5 36. Qd3 Qe4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Keeping White busy.} 37. Qd2 (
37. Qd1 $17 {keeps fighting.}) 37… Rc6 $19 38. Rxc6 Qxc6 {KQ-KQ} 39. h4 h5
40. Qd8+ Kh7 41. Qd3+ g6 42. f3 (42. Qa6 $142) 42… a4 {Black is clearly
winning.} 43. g4 (43. f4 $142 Qc5 44. Kg2) 43… hxg4 44. fxg4 Qf6 $1 {[%csl
LRb2,LRh4] Precision: White = 35%, Black = 81%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Mchedlishvili, Mikheil”]
[Black “Inarkiev, Ernesto”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E46”]
[WhiteElo “2607”]
[BlackElo “2694”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “51”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,51,8,2,16,23,21,16,18,12,18,9,9,0,23,0,31,-18,-9,-21,-18,-29,-4,-22,
-39,-45,-32,-50,-47,-42,0,-16,-14,-24]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O
5. Nge2 d5 6. a3 Be7 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Nf4 c6 9. Bd3 Na6 {E46: Nimzo-Indian:
Rubinstein: 4 e3 0-0 5 Ne2 without early Bd3} 10. O-O Nc7 11. f3 {LiveBook: 9
Games} (11. Qc2 Bd6 12. f3 Re8 13. Nce2 Qe7 14. Ng3 c5 15. Qf2 b6 16. Bd2 g6
17. dxc5 bxc5 {0-1 (28) Nakamura,H (2787)-Carlsen,M (2853) chess.com INT 2016})
11… c5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11… b6 12. Bd2 c5 13. Be1 Bb7 14. Qd2 c4 15.
Bc2 b5 16. e4 a5 17. e5 {1/2-1/2 (38) Leitao,R (2632)-Hou,Y (2671) Baku 2015})
12. dxc5 Bxc5 13. b4 Bd6 14. Kh1 Re8 15. Bd2 Be5 16. Nfe2 Ne6 17. Rc1 d4 18.
Nb5 dxe3 19. Bxe3 a6 20. Nbc3 Bd7 21. Bb1 (21. f4 $5 {[%cal Rf4e5]} Bxc3 22.
Nxc3 $11 (22. Rxc3 Bc6 $15)) 21… Bc6 22. Ba2 Qc7 23. Bg1 Rad8 24. Qb3 Rd3 25.
Qb1 Rd2 26. Rc2 {Precision: White = 33%, Black = 60%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi GEO”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Mastrovasilis, Dimitrios”]
[Black “Cheparinov, Ivan”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteElo “2596”]
[BlackElo “2696”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “143”]
[EventDate “2017.09.07”]

{[%evp 9,143,0,7,3,12,6,19,15,8,0,7,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,12,0,22,23,22,12,52,43,
54,56,58,0,50,0,61,53,62,41,48,42,40,40,55,54,60,30,33,44,45,31,49,50,50,30,32,
23,55,0,0,0,21,6,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,7,7,7,7,19,7,14,14,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,15,0,9,
9,8,0,0,0,8,8,8,8,17,8,10,0,0,0,14,0,0,0,0,0,8,0,0,0,8,8,8,8,8,0,10,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Nc3 d6 6. Na4 {
C48: Four Knights: 4 Bb5, replies other than 4…Bb4} Bb6 7. c3 Bd7 (7… h6 {
looks sharper.} 8. O-O Bd7 9. b4 O-O 10. Re1 Ne7) 8. Nxb6 axb6 9. Ba4 Ne7 10.
Bc2 Ng6 11. h3 O-O 12. O-O Re8 13. Re1 h6 {[#]} 14. d4 $146 b5 15. Nh2 {
[%cal Bf3h2,Bh2f1,Bf1g3][%mdl 32]} Qe7 16. Nf1 Rad8 17. Ng3 Qf8 18. Qf3 Nh4 19.
Qe2 Ng6 20. Qf3 Nh4 21. Qe2 Ng6 22. Be3 Bc6 23. d5 Bd7 24. a4 bxa4 25. Bxa4 c6
26. c4 Ra8 27. Bc2 Rxa1 28. Rxa1 Ra8 29. Qe1 Rxa1 30. Qxa1 cxd5 31. cxd5 Qc8
32. Qc1 (32. Bd3 {feels hotter.} Nf4 33. Bf1 h5 34. f3 h4 35. Ne2) 32… Nf4
33. Bb1 (33. Qd2 $14) 33… Qxc1+ $11 {The position is equal.} 34. Bxc1 Bb5 35.
f3 (35. Bxf4 $5 exf4 36. Nf5 $14) 35… g6 36. Bd2 Kf8 37. Nf1 Nd7 38. h4 h5
39. g3 Nd3 40. b3 {[%cal Bb2b3,Bb3b4,Bb4b5][%mdl 32]} N7c5 41. Bc2 Nb2 42. Ne3
Bd3 43. b4 Na6 $1 44. Bxd3 Nxd3 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBN-KNN} 45. Nc4 Ke7 46.
b5 Nac5 47. Kf1 Nb3 48. Be3 Ndc5 49. Kf2 Nd3+ 50. Ke2 Ndc5 $1 51. Kf2 (51. Nd2
$5 {[%cal Rd2b3]}) 51… Nd3+ 52. Ke2 Ndc5 $1 53. b6 Nd4+ 54. Kf2 (54. Bxd4 $5
exd4 55. Na3 $11) 54… Ndb3 55. Bh6 Nd4 56. Ke3 Nc2+ 57. Kf2 Nd4 58. Ke3 {
With the idea Nxd6!} (58. Kg2 $5 {[%cal Rc4d6]}) 58… Nc2+ 59. Ke2 {next
Nxd6! is good for White.} Nd4+ 60. Kf2 f6 (60… f5 $5 {[%cal Rf5e4]}) 61. Ke3
Nc2+ 62. Kf2 Nd4 63. Be3 Ndb3 64. Ke2 Nd4+ 65. Kf2 (65. Bxd4 $5 exd4 66. Na5
$11) 65… Ndb3 66. Bxc5 Nxc5 {KN-KN} 67. Ke3 f5 68. Na5 Na4 69. Nc4 Nc5 70.
Na5 Na4 71. Nc4 Nc5 72. Na5 {Precision: White = 50%, Black = 73%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Aleksandrov, Aleksej”]
[Black “Najer, Evgeniy”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A45”]
[WhiteElo “2580”]
[BlackElo “2694”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “75”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 22,75,12,0,33,0,6,-63,-55,-40,-7,-9,-11,-11,0,0,0,0,0,-95,-97,-94,-87,
-98,-111,-152,-22,-32,-29,-31,-31,-31,-20,-25,-26,-23,-16,-212,-225,-206,-70,
-431,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 e6 4. Nd2 c5 5. c3
Nc6 6. Ngf3 Bd6 7. Bg3 O-O 8. Bb5 {D02: 1 d4 d5 2 Nf3 sidelines, including 2…
Nf6 3 g3 and 2…Nf6 3 Bf4} (8. Bd3 b6 9. Qe2 Bb7 10. Rd1 Re8 11. e4 e5 12.
dxe5 Nxe5 13. Nxe5 Bxe5 14. f4 dxe4 15. Bb5 Bc7 16. Nc4 Qe7 17. Bxe8 Rxe8 {
1-0 (61) Le,Q (2739)-Caruana,F (2807) Saint Louis 2017}) 8… Qe7 9. Bxc6 bxc6
10. Qa4 Bxg3 11. hxg3 cxd4 12. cxd4 {LiveBook: 4 Games} Rb8 13. Nb3 $146 ({
Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 13. O-O Rxb2 14.
Rfb1 Rxb1+ 15. Rxb1 Qc7 {0-1 (62) Raznikov,D (2506)-Li,R (2486) Dallas 2016})
13… Rb6 14. O-O (14. Nc5 $11) 14… Ra6 $15 15. Na5 c5 16. dxc5 $1 Qxc5 17.
b4 Qd6 18. a3 e5 {[%cal Be6e5,Be5e4][%mdl 32]} 19. Rfc1 e4 20. Nd4 (20. Nh2 $11
) 20… Ng4 $17 {Hoping for …Qh6.} 21. Rc6 Rxc6 22. Qxc6 Qe5 23. Rc1 g6 (
23… Be6 $17 {aiming for …Qh5.} 24. Qc3 (24. Rc2 h6 $17) 24… Qh5) 24. Qc7
{Threatening Qxe5.} Qh5 25. Nac6 $1 {[%cal Rc6e7] Strongly threatening Ne7+.}
Qh2+ 26. Kf1 {Ne7+ is the strong threat.} Qh1+ ({Reject} 26… Ba6+ $6 27. b5
$14) 27. Ke2 Qxg2 28. Qf4 $1 Bd7 29. Ne7+ $2 (29. Rc5 $11) 29… Kh8 $1 $19 {
And now …g5! would win.} 30. Rf1 {[#]} f6 (30… Kg7 $1 $19 31. Nxd5 Rc8) 31.
Qd6 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (31. Nxd5 $15 Ne5 32. Qh6) 31… Nxf2 $2 {[#]} ({
But not} 31… Rd8 $2 32. Qc7 $18) (31… Nh2 $1 $19 32. Nxg6+ hxg6 33. Qxf8+
Kh7) 32. Nxg6+ $1 $11 {[%mdl 512] The position is equal.} hxg6 33. Qxf8+ Kh7
34. Qf7+ Kh6 35. Qf8+ Kh7 36. Qf7+ Kh6 37. Qf8+ Kh7 {( -> …Nd3+)} 38. Qf7+ {
Precision: White = 51%, Black = 45%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Flores, Diego”]
[Black “Bu, Xiangzhi”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “E29”]
[WhiteElo “2580”]
[BlackElo “2714”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “78”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 28,78,-49,-62,-68,-250,-254,-252,-254,-284,-295,-316,-316,-317,-303,
-331,-329,-400,-393,-508,-477,-522,-535,-510,-498,-574,-545,-592,-621,-610,
-608,-970,-969,-950,-922,-1031,-896,-871,-765,-909,-895,-904,-898,-952,-930,
-29987,-29988,-29991,-29992,-29996,-29997,-29997,-29998]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3.
Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 c5 7. Bd3 Nc6 8. Ne2 b6 9. O-O Ba6 10. e4
Ne8 11. Ng3 Na5 12. f4 {E29: Nimzo-Indian: Sämisch: 5…0-0 6 e3 c5 7 Bd3 Nc6}
f6 (12… Bxc4 13. Bxc4 Nxc4 14. f5 cxd4 15. cxd4 f6 16. Rb1 exf5 17. exf5 d5
18. Rb3 Qd7 19. Qh5 Ned6 20. Ne2 Qf7 21. Qh3 {1/2-1/2 (36) Jobava,B (2713)
-Wojtaszek,R (2683) Khanty-Mansiysk 2011}) 13. f5 Bxc4 14. Bxc4 Nxc4 15. Rf4 {
LiveBook: 4 Games} cxd4 16. Rh4 $146 (16. cxd4 $15 Ned6 17. Rh4) ({Predecessor:
} 16. Qh5 e5 17. Rh4 d3 18. Qxh7+ Kf7 {1/2-1/2 (52) Van Elst,A (2271)-Bleunven,
A (2197) Aix les Bains 2003}) 16… dxc3 $19 17. Qh5 Qc7 ({Less strong is}
17… h6 {[#]} 18. Bxh6 $1 {[%mdl 512]} b5 19. Rc1 $11) 18. Qxh7+ Kf7 19. Qh5+
Ke7 20. Qe2 Rc8 21. a4 Qe5 22. fxe6 dxe6 23. Bf4 Qd4+ 24. Kh1 {[#]} c2 $1 25.
Rc1 {With the idea Nf5+!} (25. Qxc2 Qxa1+) 25… Ne5 26. h3 Qd3 27. Qe1 g5 {
[%cal Bg7g5,Bg5g4][%mdl 32]} 28. Rh7+ Rf7 29. Bxe5 Rxh7 30. Bb2 g4 31. h4 Rxh4+
32. Kg1 Rh6 33. Qf2 Qd1+ 34. Nf1 Nd6 35. e5 Nf5 {( -> …Rch8)} 36. Qf4 g3 {
Black mates.} 37. exf6+ Kf7 38. Qe4 Rch8 {[%csl Gh8][%cal Rh6h1]} 39. Qb7+ Kg6
{Precision: White = 24%, Black = 88%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Stupak, Kirill”]
[Black “Gelfand, Boris”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D02”]
[WhiteElo “2579”]
[BlackElo “2737”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “72”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 24,72,-20,-28,-24,-26,-23,-31,-25,-22,-10,-10,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,15,-13,-5,
-18,0,0,0,-2,13,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,10,-191,-175,-168,-195,-314,-308,-300,-300,-269,
-262,-310,-285,-285,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Bf4 c5 4. e3 Nc6 5. c3 Qb6 6.
Qb3 c4 7. Qc2 Bf5 8. Qc1 h6 9. h3 e6 {D02: 1 d4 d5 2 Nf3 sidelines, including
2…Nf6 3 g3 and 2…Nf6 3 Bf4} 10. Nbd2 Be7 11. Be2 Qd8 12. Ne5 Nxe5 13. Bxe5
{LiveBook: 3 Games} O-O 14. O-O b5 15. Re1 {[#]} Ne4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15…
Nd7 16. Bg3 b4 17. e4 Bg6 18. exd5 exd5 19. b3 cxb3 20. axb3 bxc3 21. Qxc3 {
0-1 (48) Holmirzaev,B (2315)-Smirnov,P (2626) Tashkent 2014}) 16. Bf3 Ng5 17.
Bd1 Bd6 18. Bxd6 Qxd6 19. Bc2 Bxc2 20. Qxc2 f5 21. b3 Rfc8 {[%cal Bf8c8,Bc8c7,
Bc7f7,Bf7f2][%mdl 32]} 22. bxc4 bxc4 23. Qa4 Ne4 24. Nxe4 fxe4 25. Reb1 Rc7 26.
Rb5 Rf8 27. Rab1 Rcf7 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is under pressure.} 28. R1b2 Kh7
29. Qb4 Qd8 30. a4 $2 {[#]} (30. Rb7 $11 {and White has nothing to worry.})
30… a5 $1 $19 {[%cal Ra5b4][%mdl 512]} 31. Rxa5 {Threatening Rb5.} (31. Qxa5
Qh4) 31… Qh4 32. Qd6 (32. Ra7 $142 Rxf2 33. Qb7 Rf1+ 34. Kh2) 32… Rxf2 {
Black has a decisive advantage.} 33. Rxf2 Qxf2+ ({Weaker is} 33… Rxf2 34. Ra8
$17) 34. Kh2 {[#]} Rf6 $1 {[%cal Rf6g6] ( -> …Rg6)} 35. Qg3 Qd2 {White must
now prevent …Rg6.} 36. Ra8 Rg6 $2 {Precision: White = 51%, Black = 63%.} (
36… Qxc3 $19 37. a5 Qc1) 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Karthikeyan, Murali”]
[Black “Vallejo Pons, Francisco”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B35”]
[WhiteElo “2574”]
[BlackElo “2717”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “89”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 32,89,18,14,24,-16,47,49,53,53,56,48,67,66,71,68,108,101,108,120,108,77,
175,175,175,175,175,170,173,174,188,155,193,193,182,152,173,177,236,200,491,
424,393,422,2112,908,12840,12840,12841,12841,12841,12842,12842,12843,12843,
12843,12843,12843,12845,12846]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. d4 cxd4 5.
Nxd4 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Bc4 O-O 8. Bb3 d6 9. f3 Qa5 10. Qd2 Nxd4 11. Bxd4 Be6
12. O-O-O b5 13. Kb1 b4 14. Nd5 Bxd5 15. exd5 Qb5 {B77: Sicilian Dragon:
Yugoslav Attack, 9 Bc4 sidelines} 16. Qd3 (16. Rhe1 a5 17. Qe2 Qxe2 18. Rxe2 a4
19. Bc4 Rfc8 20. b3 Rc7 21. Bb5 axb3 22. cxb3 Ra5 23. Bc4 {1/2-1/2 (41) Yu,Y
(2721)-Guseinov,G (2634) Skopje 2015}) 16… Qxd3 17. Rxd3 {LiveBook: 11 Games}
Nd7 {The position is equal.} 18. f4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 18. Re1 Ne5 19. Rdd1
g5 20. c4 bxc3 21. Bxc3 Rfc8 22. Re4 Rc7 23. Ba5 {0-1 (49) Szelag,M (2484)
-Kanarek,M (2482) Chorzow 2013}) 18… Nc5 (18… Bxd4 $11 19. Rxd4 a5) 19.
Bxc5 $14 dxc5 20. Re3 Bf6 21. g4 {[%cal Bg2g4,Bg4g5][%mdl 32]} g5 22. fxg5 Bxg5
23. Re4 Rae8 24. h4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is on the roll.} Bf6 25. g5 Bd4 26.
Rhe1 e6 (26… Bf2 $16 {was necessary.}) 27. dxe6 $18 fxe6 28. Rxe6 Rxe6 29.
Rxe6 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} Kg7 30. Re7+ Kg6 {( -> …Rf1+)} 31. Bc4 a5
32. Bd3+ Kh5 33. Rxh7+ Kg4 34. g6 Rh8 (34… Rg8 $142 35. c3 bxc3) 35. Rc7 {
And now Bc4 would win.} Kxh4 $2 {[#]} (35… Rg8 {was called for.} 36. c3 Rg7)
36. c3 $1 {[%mdl 512]} bxc3 37. bxc3 Bxc3 {[#]} (37… Be5 $142) 38. Bc4 $1
Rb8+ 39. Kc2 Be5 40. Rh7+ Kg5 41. g7 Bxg7 42. Rxg7+ Kf6 43. Ra7 Ke5 44. Rxa5
Rb4 45. Kc3 {Precision: White = 82%, Black = 25%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Kazhgaleyev, Murtas”]
[Black “Ivanchuk, Vassily”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D45”]
[WhiteElo “2570”]
[BlackElo “2727”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “41”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,41,0,-7,0,-7,-7,0,-7,-7,30,-12,-10,-10,-5,-25,-14,-6,-16,-14,-34,-44,
-44,-49]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c6 4. e3 Nf6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. b3
O-O 8. Bb2 e5 9. Be2 {D45: Semi-Slav: 5 e3} (9. dxe5 Nxe5 10. O-O-O Qe7 11. Nd4
dxc4 12. bxc4 Ba3 13. h3 Bxb2+ 14. Kxb2 a5 15. g4 a4 16. g5 Nfd7 {1/2-1/2 (28)
Meier,G (2630)-Karjakin,S (2783) chess.com INT 2017}) 9… e4 10. Nd2 Nb8 {
[%cal Bd7b8,Bb8a6,Ba6c7][%mdl 32]} 11. h3 {LiveBook: 4 Games. The position is
equal.} Be6 12. g4 Na6 13. a3 Nc7 14. O-O-O {[#]} a5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14…
b5 15. c5 Be7 16. f4 exf3 17. Bxf3 {1-0 (43) Matlakov,M (2673)-Michalik,P
(2508) Czechia 2013}) 15. Kb1 {[#]} b5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 16. c5 (16. cxb5 Nxb5)
16… Be7 17. g5 Nd7 18. h4 $1 f5 19. f3 b4 {[#] And now …exf3 would win.}
20. axb4 axb4 21. Na4 {Precision: White = 57%, Black = 70%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Goganov, Aleksey”]
[Black “Andreikin, Dmitry”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E32”]
[WhiteElo “2567”]
[BlackElo “2708”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “37”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 25,37,18,10,10,12,8,10,0,0,0,8,12,12,12]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4
4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 d5 7. Nf3 dxc4 8. Qxc4 b6 9. Bg5 {E36:
Nimzo-Indian: Classical: 4…d5 5 a3} Ba6 10. Qa4 Qd7 11. Qc2 c5 12. Bxf6 gxf6
13. dxc5 Rc8 {LiveBook: 23 Games. The position is equal.} 14. Rd1 Qe7 15. e3
Rxc5 16. Qe4 Bb7 {[#]} 17. Qa4 $146 f5 18. Bd3 Rd5 19. O-O 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Batchuluun, Tsegmed”]
[Black “Adams, Michael”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D37”]
[WhiteElo “2566”]
[BlackElo “2738”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “43”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,43,26,26,20,21,22,22,22,21,14,6,6,6,6,0,7,6,8,8,14,15,18,0,11,14]} 1.
d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. a3 {D37: Queen’s
Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4} c5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. dxc5 Nxc5 11. Be5 {
LiveBook: 142 Games} Bf5 12. Be2 {The position is equal.} Bf6 13. Bxf6 Qxf6 14.
Nd4 Ne6 {[#]} 15. O-O $146 ({Predecessor:} 15. Nxf5 Qxf5 {1/2-1/2 (40)
Mamedyarov,S (2761)-Aronian,L (2795) Moscow 2016}) 15… Nxd4 16. Qxd4 Qxd4 17.
exd4 Rfe8 18. Bb5 Rec8 19. Rfc1 Rxc1+ 20. Rxc1 Rc8 21. Rc5 b6 22. Rxc8+ ({Not}
22. Rxd5 $2 Rc1+ 23. Bf1 g6 $19) 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Lenderman, Aleksandr”]
[Black “Eljanov, Pavel”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A85”]
[WhiteElo “2565”]
[BlackElo “2734”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “73”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 15,73,6,28,0,10,-8,-7,-25,1,0,7,0,16,20,16,2,23,31,58,53,44,53,39,41,54,
49,31,0,0,5,17,0,41,31,42,33,96,94,116,108,120,123,172,186,297,293,414,397,439,
429,386,291,554,527,519,435,536,508,814,798]} 1. d4 f5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 e6 4.
Nf3 Bb4 5. Bd2 O-O 6. g3 b6 7. Bg2 Bb7 8. O-O a5 {LiveBook: 17 Games} 9. b3 {
A84: Dutch Defence: 2 c4 Miscellaneous} (9. Rc1 Na6 10. a3 Bxc3 11. Bxc3 Qe7
12. Re1 Rae8 13. Qb3 Ra8 14. Ne5 Bxg2 15. Kxg2 Nb8 16. Nd3 d6 {1-0 (68)
Rasmussen,A (2499)-Hansen,S (2569) Skorping 2014}) 9… Qe7 10. Nb5 $146 ({
Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 10. Qc1 Ba3 11.
Qc2 Ne4 12. Nb5 Nxd2 13. Nxd2 Bxg2 14. Kxg2 Na6 15. f4 Bb4 16. Nf3 c6 {1-0 (35)
Giffard,N (2351)-Tozer,P (2106) Hastings 2009}) 10… c6 11. Nc3 {The position
is equal.} d6 12. a3 Bxc3 $1 13. Bxc3 Ne4 14. Bb2 c5 15. Nd2 Nd7 16. Nxe4 fxe4
17. Qd2 d5 18. cxd5 exd5 19. a4 Qe6 20. Rfd1 Rf7 21. Qe3 Rc8 22. Rac1 h6 23. f3
Re8 {White should prevent …exf3.} 24. fxe4 dxe4 25. Ba3 {[%cal Rd4c5,Bb2a3,
Ba3c5,Bc5d4][%mdl 32]} Nf6 (25… cxd4 $1 $14 26. Rxd4 Bd5) 26. dxc5 $16 Ng4 {
[#]} 27. Qc3 $1 {Strongly threatening c6.} bxc5 28. Bxc5 Rc8 29. Qxa5 Kh7 (
29… Qxb3 {is a better defense.} 30. Bh3 Qe6) 30. Qb6 $18 Qe5 (30… Rc6 $142
31. Qb4 Rcc7) 31. Bd4 Qh5 {[%csl Gg4][%cal Rh5h2] [#]} 32. h3 Nf6 33. Bxf6 gxf6
$2 (33… Qxe2 34. Re1 Rxc1 35. Rxc1 Rxf6 36. Qxb7 Qe3+ 37. Kh2 Qxc1 38. Bxe4+
Rg6 39. Bxg6+ Kxg6 40. Qa6+ Kf5 41. Qd3+ Ke6) 34. Rxc8 {White is clearly
winning.} Bxc8 35. Bxe4+ f5 36. Bg2 Qxe2 (36… Rg7 $142 37. Qe3 Qg6) 37. Rd6 {
Precision: White = 65%, Black = 44%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi GEO”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Ziska, Helgi Dam”]
[Black “Radjabov, Teimour”]
[Result “*”]
[ECO “B30”]
[WhiteElo “2545”]
[BlackElo “2742”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “66”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]

1. e4 {Program Activation Required} c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6 4. O-O Nge7 5. Re1
a6 6. Bf1 d5 7. exd5 Nxd5 8. d4 Nf6 9. Be3 Nd5 (9… Be7 10. c4 cxd4 11. Nxd4
Bd7 12. Nc3 O-O 13. Nf3 Rc8 14. Na4 Qa5 15. a3 Nd4 16. Nxd4 Bxa4 17. Qf3 {
1-0 (59) Naiditsch,A (2700)-Bogdanovich,S (2596) Minsk 2017}) 10. Bc1 Nf6 11.
Be3 cxd4 {B30: Sizilianisch (Rossolimo-Variante)} 12. Nxd4 Bd7 13. c4 Qc7 14.
Nc3 Be7 15. h3 O-O 16. Rc1 Nxd4 $146 ({Vorgänger:} 16… Rfd8 17. Qe2 Be8 18.
Red1 h6 {0-1 (50) Frindt,K (2240)-Manik,M (2420) Slovakia 2007}) 17. Qxd4 Bc6
18. Qb6 Qe5 19. a3 Bd6 20. g3 Bc7 21. Qb3 Ne4 22. Bg2 Nxg3 23. fxg3 Qxg3 24.
Qc2 f5 25. Bc5 f4 26. Qf2 Qg6 27. Bxf8 Rxf8 28. Qe2 Bb6+ 29. Kh1 f3 30. Qxe6+
Qxe6 31. Rxe6 fxg2+ 32. Kh2 Rf1 33. Rxf1 gxf1=N# *

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Krysa, Leandro”]
[Black “Li, Chao b”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “D35”]
[WhiteElo “2540”]
[BlackElo “2745”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “132”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 27,132,19,16,0,0,0,7,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-30,-37,-38,-38,-38,-60,-55,0,-78,
-78,-148,-78,-78,-78,-78,-78,-79,-79,-79,-78,-78,-78,-78,0,0,0,-31,-31,-31,0,
-12835,-12834,-12836,-12836,-12841,-12842,-12848,-12843,-12843,-12843,-12845,
-12845,-12845,-12843,-366,-12843,-12844,-12844,-12845,-12845,-12845,-12846,
-12848,-12846]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 c5
7. Nf3 cxd4 8. cxd4 Bb4+ 9. Bd2 Bxd2+ 10. Qxd2 O-O 11. Rc1 Nd7 {D41: Queen’s
Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch with 5 cxd5} 12. Bd3 b6 13. O-O Bb7 14. Qe3 Rc8
{LiveBook: 10 Games} (14… Nf6 15. Ne5 Qe7 16. f3 Rfd8 17. Bb5 Rac8 18. a4 h6
19. h3 {1/2-1/2 (47) Aronian,L (2793)-Kramnik,V (2808) Stavanger 2017}) 15.
Rxc8 Qxc8 16. Rc1 Qb8 17. e5 Rc8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 17… h6 18. Nd2 Bd5 19.
Nc4 {1/2-1/2 (35) Rahul,S (2321)-Brazdzionis,A (2314) Panevezys 2017}) 18. Ng5
Nf8 19. Ne4 Rxc1+ 20. Qxc1 Bxe4 21. Bxe4 Qd8 22. Qc4 Ng6 23. g3 Ne7 24. Kg2 g6
25. h4 h5 26. Kh2 Kg7 27. Kg2 Qd7 28. Kf1 a5 29. a4 Nd5 30. Bxd5 exd5 $11 {
[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQ-KQ} 31. Qb3 Qc6 32. Ke2 Kf8 33. Kd2 Ke8 34. Kd1 Qe6 35.
Kd2 Qf5 36. Qxb6 Qxf2+ 37. Kd1 Kf8 38. Qxa5 Qxd4+ 39. Kc2 Kg7 40. Qb5 (40. e6
$5 {[%cal Ra5c3]} Qe4+ 41. Kc1 $17) 40… Qe4+ ({Resist} 40… Qxe5 41. Qb2 $17
) 41. Kd2 d4 {[%cal Bd5d4,Bd4d3][%mdl 32] Threatens to win with …Qe3+.} 42.
Qe2 Qc6 43. e6 Qc3+ 44. Kd1 {[#]} d3 $1 {[%cal Rd3e2]} 45. Qf2 (45. Qe3 $142)
45… Qa1+ (45… fxe6 $142 {White must now prevent …Qa1+.} 46. Qa7+ Kf6 47.
Qf2+ Ke7) 46. Kd2 $17 Qb2+ (46… fxe6 47. Qa7+ Kf6 48. Qa5 $11) 47. Ke3 Qb6+
48. Kf3 Qc6+ 49. Ke3 Qc5+ ({Of course not} 49… fxe6 50. Qb2+ Kh7 51. Qb4 $11)
50. Kf3 Qd5+ 51. Ke3 {Strongly threatening Qxf7+.} fxe6 (51… Qxe6+ $17 52.
Kxd3 Qb3+ 53. Kd2 Qxa4) 52. Qd2 $11 Qd6 53. a5 Qxg3+ 54. Ke4 e5 ({Much less
strong is} 54… Qxh4+ 55. Kxd3 e5 56. Qc3 $17) 55. a6 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (55.
Qc3 $11) 55… Qxh4+ $19 56. Kxd3 {[#]} Qa4 $1 {[%cal Ra4a6]} 57. Qc3 Qxa6+ 58.
Ke4 Qf6 59. Qc7+ Kh6 60. Ke3 h4 {[%cal Bh5h4,Bh4h3][%mdl 32]} 61. Qc8 Qf5 62.
Qh8+ Kg5 63. Qd8+ {Black is clearly winning.} Qf6 64. Qa8 h3 65. Qh1 Qf4+ 66.
Ke2 Qg4+ {Precision: White = 58%, Black = 79%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Palac, Mladen”]
[Black “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B90”]
[WhiteElo “2535”]
[BlackElo “2741”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “17”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,17,45,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3
$146 ({Predecessor:} 6. f3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. Be3 h5 9. Nd5 Bxd5 10. exd5 Nbd7
11. Qd2 g6 12. O-O-O Nb6 13. Qa5 Bh6 14. Bxh6 Rxh6 15. Qd2 Rh8 16. f4 exf4 17.
Qxf4 {1/2-1/2 (57) Ponomariov,R (2699)-Wang,H (2698) Danzhou 2017}) 6… Ng4 7.
Bc1 Nf6 8. Be3 Ng4 9. Bc1 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “El Debs, Felipe de Cresce”]
[Black “Wojtaszek, Radoslaw”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E20”]
[WhiteElo “2533”]
[BlackElo “2739”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “47”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,47,0,0,0,15,-8,0,-7,-5,-13,0,-8,16,16,2,-3,0,0,8,7,6,0,0,9,5,2,3,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,8,4,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 d5 {
The position is equal.} 6. a3 {E20: Nimzo-Indian: 4 g3 and 4 f3} Be7 7. Qd3 c5
8. dxc5 {[%cal Rc4d5]} Nbd7 9. cxd5 Nxc5 10. Qd1 Nxd5 $146 (10… exd5 $5 {
[%cal Rd5d4]} 11. Nf3 Nce4 $11) ({Predecessor:} 10… exd5 11. Nf3 Nce4 12. O-O
Nxc3 13. bxc3 Bf5 {1/2-1/2 (35) Topalov,V (2780)-Gelfand,B (2737) Nice 2008})
11. Nxd5 exd5 12. Nf3 Bf6 13. Be3 Ne6 14. Nd4 Re8 15. O-O Nxd4 16. Bxd4 Bxd4
17. Qxd4 Rxe2 18. Rac1 Re7 19. Qxd5 Qxd5 20. Bxd5 Bh3 21. Rfe1 Rae8 22. Rxe7
Rxe7 23. Bg2 Bf5 24. Bf3 {Precision: White = 75%, Black = 91%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Dzagnidze, Nana”]
[Black “Giri, Anish”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A13”]
[WhiteElo “2519”]
[BlackElo “2777”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “44”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 11,44,-29,-16,-26,-25,-25,0,-24,-21,-22,-33,-42,-5,-49,-49,-57,20,14,19,
8,15,16,18,21,18,19,24,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2
dxc4 5. O-O a6 6. a4 Nc6 {LiveBook: 58 Games} 7. b3 {A13: English Opening: 1…
e6} (7. Na3 Bxa3 8. bxa3 e5 9. Bb2 Qd6 10. Qc2 Be6 11. Ng5 Bd5 12. e4 Be6 13.
Rac1 Rd8 14. Nxe6 Qxe6 {0-1 (39) Ponkratov,P (2607)-Matlakov,M (2694) Tallinn
2016}) 7… cxb3 8. Qxb3 e5 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate
with similar games:} 8… Rb8 9. Bb2 b5 10. axb5 Rxb5 11. Qc2 Nb4 12. Qc4 Be7
13. Bxf6 Bxf6 14. Nc3 Rb6 {1/2-1/2 (27) Kriebel,T (2456)-Nguyen,T (2442) Novy
Bor 2016}) 9. Ng5 {[%csl Gg5][%cal Rb3f7] [#]} Qd7 10. Nc3 Nd4 11. Qc4 Bd6 12.
Nd5 Nxd5 13. Bxd5 Ne6 (13… O-O $1 $15 14. e3 Nf5) 14. Nxe6 fxe6 15. Be4 O-O
16. Qc2 h6 17. d3 Rb8 18. Be3 a5 19. Ba7 Ra8 {The position is equal.} 20. Bc5
Rb8 21. Ba7 Ra8 22. Bc5 Rb8 {Precision: White = 55%, Black = 65%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Haddouche, Mohamed”]
[Black “Ding, Liren”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C77”]
[WhiteElo “2487”]
[BlackElo “2771”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “57”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 12,57,24,26,16,25,13,11,10,0,0,0,0,16,22,7,9,16,28,29,29,29,29,22,22,29,
24,23,22,22,22,14,21,22,22,0,0,0,66,0,76,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.
Bb5 {[%cal Bf1b5,Bb5a4,Ba4b3,Bb3d5][%mdl 32]} a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 b5 6. Bb3 Bc5
7. Nc3 O-O {C77: Ruy Lopez: 3…a6 4 Ba4 Nf6, unusual lines} 8. Nd5 Nxd5 9.
Bxd5 Rb8 10. Be3 $146 (10. a4 {is more complex.} Ne7 11. Bb3 d6 12. O-O Bb6 13.
Be3) ({Predecessor:} 10. O-O Ne7 11. Nxe5 Nxd5 12. exd5 Re8 13. d4 Bf8 14. b3
Bb7 15. c4 {1-0 (59) Carlsen,M (2848)-Aronian,L (2815) London 2012}) 10… Bxe3
11. fxe3 Ne7 12. Bb3 d6 13. O-O {[#] Strongly threatening Ng5.} Nc6 14. Qe1 a5
15. a4 b4 16. Qg3 {Hoping for Ng5.} Be6 17. Bxe6 fxe6 18. Ng5 {[#] aiming for
Rxf8+.} Qe7 19. Qg4 Rxf1+ $1 20. Rxf1 {Threatening Rf7.} Nd8 21. b3 h6 22. Nf3
Nf7 23. Nh4 Re8 24. Qh5 c5 ({Black should play} 24… Ng5 $11) 25. Rf2 (25. Nf3
$14) 25… Nh8 (25… Ng5 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 26. Ng6 ({White should try
} 26. Nf3 $16) 26… Nxg6 $11 {The position is equal.} 27. Qxg6 Rf8 28. Rxf8+
Kxf8 29. g3 {Precision: White = 63%, Black = 83%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “El Gindy, Essam”]
[Black “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Result “0-1”]
[WhiteElo “2455”]
[BlackElo “2788”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “113”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,113,0,0,6,0,2,0,0,-1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-8,-13,-10,-14,-43,-27,-26,-34,
-51,-46,-38,-62,-40,-56,-80,-11,-14,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-199,-200,-218,-206,-232,
-230,-227,-170,-283,-231,-216,-204,-321,-316,-323,-320,-333,-333,-365,-358,
-393,-377,-420,-420,-420,-420,-420,-408,-458,-458,-437,-420,-496,-481,-539,
-445,-510,-420,-426,-428,-1436,-1346,-1437,-1252,-660,-463,-1729,-1636,-1682,
-1656,-1601,-1575,-1527,-1414,-1382,-1184,-1095]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5
4. Nf3 Bg7 5. h4 c6 6. cxd5 {D90: Grünfeld: 4 Nf3 Bg7 sidelines} (6. Bg5 dxc4
7. e4 Be6 8. e5 Nd5 9. h5 Nd7 10. h6 Bf8 11. Ne4 f6 12. Bd2 b5 {0-1 (37)
Kasparov,G (2812)-Nepomniachtchi,I (2751) Saint Louis 2017}) 6… cxd5 7. Bf4
Nc6 8. e3 O-O 9. Ne5 Nxe5 10. Bxe5 {LiveBook: 6 Games} Ne4 11. Bxg7 Kxg7 $146 (
{Predecessor:} 11… Nxc3 12. bxc3 Kxg7 {1/2-1/2 (27) Pert,N (2569)-Howell,D
(2693) London 2015}) 12. Bd3 Nxc3 13. bxc3 h5 14. Qb3 b6 15. O-O Bg4 16. f3 Be6
17. Qb2 Rc8 18. Rac1 Rc7 19. e4 dxe4 20. fxe4 Bc4 21. Rcd1 {[#]} e5 $1 {
[%mdl 512]} 22. Bxc4 (22. dxe5 Bxd3) 22… Rxc4 23. Qb5 Qc7 $36 {[%mdl 2048]
Black has some pressure.} 24. Rd3 a6 (24… Rd8 $17 {[%cal Re5d4]} 25. Qb2 Rd7)
25. Qd5 $11 Re8 26. dxe5 $1 Re7 27. Qd6 $1 Rxe4 28. Qf6+ $1 Kh7 29. Rdf3 $2 (
29. Rd5 $11 {and White is okay.}) 29… Qc5+ $19 ({Don’t play} 29… Qxe5 30.
Qxe5 R7xe5 31. Rxf7+ Kh6 32. R7f6 $15) ({Much less strong is} 29… R7xe5 30.
Qxf7+ Qxf7 31. Rxf7+ Kh6 32. R1f6 $15) 30. Kh1 R4xe5 31. Rd1 Qc7 32. Rdf1 {
[%cal Rf6f7] If only White now had time for Qxf7+!…} Re1 33. Qd4 (33. Rxe1
$142 Rxe1+ 34. Rf1 Rxf1+ 35. Qxf1) 33… Rxf1+ 34. Rxf1 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame
KQR-KQR} Re6 35. Qf4 (35. Kg1 {keeps fighting.}) 35… Qxf4 36. Rxf4 {KR-KR}
Kg7 37. Kh2 Rc6 38. c4 Kf8 39. Kg3 Ke7 40. Rd4 Rd6 41. Re4+ Re6 42. Rd4 Re3+
43. Kf2 Ra3 44. Rd2 Rc3 45. Rb2 Rxc4 46. Rxb6 Rc2+ 47. Kf3 Rxa2 48. g3 Ra1 {
Black is clearly winning.} 49. Kf2 (49. Kf4 $142 a5 50. Ra6) 49… a5 {[%cal
Ba6a5,Ba5a4][%mdl 32]} 50. Ra6 a4 51. Ke3 a3 {[#] Strongly threatening …a2.}
52. Kf2 (52. Kf4 $142) 52… Kd7 53. Kg2 Kc8 54. Ra7 Kb8 55. Ra4 Kb7 56. Rb4+
Kc6 57. Rb3 {Precision: White = 47%, Black = 87%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Mollah Abdullah, Al Rakib”]
[Black “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “D37”]
[WhiteElo “2454”]
[BlackElo “2781”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “54”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,54,30,23,26,-39,30,-43,-50,-69,-83,-85,-84,-94,-92,-102,-96,-147,
-121,-283,-275,-292,-282,-432,-445,-449,-439,-514,-553,-555,-552,-532,-329,
-564,-546,-542,-496,-490,-481]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 dxc4 5.
Qa4+ c6 6. Qxc4 b5 7. Qd3 Nbd7 8. e4 b4 {D43: Semi-Slav: 5 Bg5 h6} 9. Na4 Bb7
10. Be3 {LiveBook: 7 Games} c5 $146 {White has an edge.} ({Predecessor:} 10…
Qa5 11. b3 Be7 12. Nd2 O-O 13. f3 c5 14. Nxc5 Nxc5 15. dxc5 Bxc5 16. Nc4 {
1/2-1/2 (38) Aronian,L (2724)-Gurevich,M (2652) Khanty-Mansiysk 2005}) 11. Nd2
({Of course not} 11. dxc5 Bxe4 12. Qa6 Be7 $15) (11. Nxc5 $11 Bxc5 12. dxc5)
11… Ng4 (11… cxd4 $15 12. Bxd4 Be7) 12. Rc1 ({Much worse is} 12. dxc5 Bc6
$17) (12. Nxc5 $11 Bxc5 13. dxc5) 12… Rc8 $15 13. d5 exd5 14. exd5 {[#]
aiming for Qe4+.} Be7 $1 15. d6 {Strongly threatening h3.} Bg5 16. Bxg5 Qxg5
17. Qe2+ {[#]} (17. h3 $142 Nge5 18. Qe3 Qxe3+ 19. fxe3) 17… Nge5 $1 $17 18.
Rc4 $2 (18. Qe3 $17 Qxe3+ 19. fxe3) 18… O-O $19 ({Less strong is} 18… Bxg2
19. Rg1 $17) 19. f4 Qh4+ 20. g3 (20. Qf2 $142 Qxf2+ 21. Kxf2 Nxc4 22. Nxc4)
20… Qd8 (20… Nxc4 $2 21. gxh4 Rce8 22. Rg1 $19) 21. fxe5 Bxh1 22. Bh3 {[#]}
Nxe5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 23. Bxc8 {d7 is the strong threat.} (23. Qxe5 Re8) 23…
Nxc4 24. Qxc4 {Threatens to win with d7.} Qe8+ 25. Kd1 $2 (25. Be6 Qxa4 26. d7)
25… Qxa4+ {Black is clearly winning.} 26. b3 Qc6 27. d7 Qd6 {Precision:
White = 31%, Black = 80%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Cawdery, Daniel”]
[Black “Aronian, Levon”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C44”]
[WhiteElo “2449”]
[BlackElo “2802”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “77”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,77,21,31,38,34,39,39,37,41,47,-53,-50,-54,-55,-52,-48,-58,-46,-54,
-31,-66,-78,-110,-66,-55,-56,-101,-105,-127,-104,-104,-87,-111,-37,-45,-43,-70,
-56,-62,-68,-118,-113,-147,-146,-185,-185,-191,-201,-202,-183,-171,-179,-185,
-170,-435,-421,-519,-514,-653]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bb4+ 5.
c3 Bc5 6. Be3 Bb6 {C45: Scotch Game} 7. Qg4 (7. Nf5 g6 8. Bxb6 axb6 9. Ne3 Nf6
10. f3 O-O 11. c4 Nh5 12. Qd2 f5 13. Nc3 f4 14. Ned5 Qh4+ 15. Qf2 {1-0 (30) Yu,
Y (2729)-Bu,X (2705) Doha 2016}) 7… Nf6 8. Qxg7 Rg8 9. Qh6 d5 10. Bb5 Bd7 11.
Bxc6 {LiveBook: 5 Games} bxc6 12. e5 Rg6 13. Qh4 $1 Ng4 14. Qxd8+ Rxd8 15. O-O
$146 (15. Bf4 $1 $14) 15… Nxe5 16. Ne2 $1 Bxe3 17. fxe3 Nc4 18. Nf4 Rf6 $36 {
[%mdl 2048] White is under pressure.} 19. Rf2 Nxe3 {And now …Rxf4! would win.
} 20. Re2 Rxf4 {[%csl Ge3][%cal Rf4f1]} 21. Rxe3+ Kf8 22. Nd2 c5 23. g3 Rf6 24.
c4 dxc4 25. Nxc4 Be6 26. Rc1 h5 ({Better is} 26… Bxc4 $1 $17 27. Rxc4 Rd1+
28. Kg2 Rd2+ 29. Kh3 Rxb2) 27. Re2 $15 Rd4 28. Ne5 c4 29. Rec2 h4 30. Rf1 Rh6
31. Nf3 Rg4 $1 32. Rg2 Bd5 33. Rd2 c6 $1 34. Ne5 {[#]} Rg7 $1 35. Re2 f6 {
Threatens to win with …Re7.} 36. Rf4 hxg3 37. h4 $2 (37. hxg3 {was forced.}
Rxg3+ 38. Kf2 Rh2+ 39. Ke1 Rxe2+ 40. Kxe2) 37… Re7 $19 {…Ke8 is the strong
threat.} 38. Re3 {[#]} Re6 $1 39. Nd7+ {Precision: White = 41%, Black = 86%.}
0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Solomon, Kenny”]
[Black “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Result “*”]
[WhiteElo “2398”]
[BlackElo “2799”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “102”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

1. e4 {Program Activation Required} e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 g6 5. O-O
Bg7 6. c3 d6 7. d4 Bd7 8. Re1 Nf6 9. d5 {C79: Spanische Partie (Russische
Variante)} (9. Bxc6 Bxc6 10. dxe5 Nxe4 11. exd6 O-O 12. dxc7 Qxc7 13. Be3 Rfe8
14. Nbd2 Nxd2 15. Nxd2 Rad8 16. Qc2 Qd7 {1-0 (38) Vachier Lagrave,M (2788)
-Caruana,F (2795) chess.com INT 2016}) 9… Ne7 10. c4 h6 11. Nc3 O-O 12. Bc2
Nh7 13. b4 $146 ({Vorgänger:} 13. a4 f5 14. exf5 gxf5 15. Ra3 Ng6 16. Ne2 {
1-0 (32) Gabrielian,A (2555)-Yandemirov,V (2378) Moscow 2014}) 13… f5 14.
exf5 gxf5 15. Bb2 Ng6 16. Ne2 Ng5 17. Ng3 Nxf3+ 18. Qxf3 e4 19. Qb3 Bxb2 20.
Qxb2 Qg5 21. Qc1 a5 22. b5 Ne5 23. Qxg5+ hxg5 24. Rac1 Kg7 25. Bb1 b6 26. Rc3
Rh8 27. h3 Rh4 28. Kf1 g4 29. hxg4 Rxg4 30. Bc2 Rh8 31. Bd1 Rg5 32. Kg1 Be8 33.
Bc2 Bg6 34. Kf1 Rg4 35. Ke2 Rh2 36. Rg1 f4 37. Nxe4 f3+ 38. Ke3 fxg2 39. f3 Rh3
40. Nd2 Rh1 41. Kf2 Rxg1 42. Kxg1 Rd4 43. Nb3 Rxc4 44. Rxc4 Nxc4 45. Bxg6 Kxg6
46. Kxg2 Kf5 47. Kg3 Ke5 48. f4+ Kxd5 49. Kg4 Ke4 50. Kg5 a4 51. Nc1 d5 *

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Balogun, Oluwafemi”]
[Black “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Result “0-1”]
[WhiteElo “2255”]
[BlackElo “2827”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “105”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 12,105,0,0,5,12,19,-4,41,-24,-6,-9,0,-16,17,17,33,3,27,0,23,-63,-35,-34,
-39,-37,-32,-38,-37,-64,-44,-43,-10,-30,-6,-12,0,-13,0,0,0,0,0,-12,0,0,0,0,36,
22,22,0,0,0,0,-14,0,0,6,0,0,0,39,0,8,0,12,6,9,-4,-11,-8,0,-32,-27,-136,-135,
-137,-139,-143,-133,-148,-171,-173,-168,-207,-205,-181,-176,-218,-213,-203,
-204,-524,-414,-604]} 1. Nf3 c5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d3 Nc6 5. c3 e5 6. a3
Nge7 7. O-O {LiveBook: 54 Games} a6 {A04: Unusual lines after 1 Nf3 and King’s
Indian Attack} (7… O-O 8. b4 b6 9. Bb2 d5 10. bxc5 bxc5 11. Nbd2 Rb8 12. Rb1
h6 13. c4 Rxb2 14. Rxb2 e4 15. dxe4 dxe4 {0-1 (39) Banikas,H (2568)-Dominguez
Perez,L (2739) Doha 2016}) 8. b4 d6 9. Nfd2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9. Nbd2 cxb4
10. axb4 b5 11. e4 a5 12. bxa5 Rxa5 13. Ba3 O-O 14. Nb3 Ra6 15. d4 exd4 16.
Nfxd4 Nxd4 17. Nxd4 {1-0 (29) Vujadinovic,G (2360)-Mijailovic,Z (2330) Banja
Vrucica 1991}) 9… O-O {The position is equal.} 10. Nb3 ({White should play}
10. bxc5 $14 dxc5 11. a4) 10… cxb4 11. axb4 Be6 12. e4 Qd7 13. N1d2 b5 14.
Re1 Bh3 (14… a5 $5) 15. Bh1 Bg4 16. f3 ({Better is} 16. Qc2 $11) 16… Be6
17. Nf1 f5 {[%cal Bf7f5,Bf5f4][%mdl 32]} 18. Be3 f4 19. Bf2 g5 20. g4 Ng6 21.
h3 Qf7 22. Nfd2 Bf6 23. Bg2 Rfc8 24. Qb1 Bd8 25. Rc1 Qb7 26. d4 exd4 27. Nxd4
Nxd4 28. cxd4 Rxc1+ 29. Qxc1 Bb6 30. Qb2 Rc8 31. Rc1 Rxc1+ 32. Qxc1 Qa7 33. Qc3
Kf7 34. Bf1 Ke7 {[%cal Bf7e7,Be7d7,Bd7c7][%mdl 32]} (34… Qc7 $5 {[%cal Rc7c3]
} 35. Qb2 Kg8 $11) 35. Be2 Kd7 36. Kf1 Ne5 37. Qa1 ({But not} 37. dxe5 Bxf2 38.
exd6 Bg1 $17) 37… Ng6 38. Qc3 Bf7 (38… Ne5 $5) 39. Bd1 Qc7 (39… Ke7 {
feels hotter.} 40. Nb3 Kd7 41. Kg2 Bc4 42. Qb2 Ke8) 40. Qxc7+ (40. Qa3 {
keeps more tension.} Qa7 41. Qd3 Ke7 42. Bb3 Bxb3 43. Nxb3 Qc7 44. Ke2) 40…
Kxc7 41. Bb3 Be8 42. Bg8 h6 {Threatens to win with …Ne7.} 43. Nb3 (43. Bh7
$11 {keeps the balance.}) 43… Ne7 $17 44. Be6 Nc6 45. Be1 Bxd4 46. Bd5 {
Black must now prevent Bxc6.} Bb2 47. Ke2 Ne5 48. Bd2 {[#]} Bf7 $1 49. Bxf7
Nxf7 50. Nc1 Nd8 51. Nd3 Bg7 52. e5 $2 {[#]} (52. Kd1) 52… Bxe5 $19 53. Nxe5
{Precision: White = 42%, Black = 46%.} (53. h4 $142) 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Balogun, Oluwafemi”]
[Black “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Result “*”]
[WhiteElo “2255”]
[BlackElo “2827”]
[Annotator “ChessBase”]
[PlyCount “105”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]
[TimeControl “40/5400+30:1800+30”]

1. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} c5 {[%emt 0:01:18]} 2. g3 {[%emt 0:01:09]} g6 {[%emt 0:
01:29]} 3. Bg2 {[%emt 0:00:31]} Bg7 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 4. d3 {[%emt 0:01:48]} Nc6
{[%emt 0:00:38]} 5. c3 {[%emt 0:01:30]} e5 {[%emt 0:02:59]} 6. a3 {[%emt 0:02:
00]} Nge7 {[%emt 0:03:25]} 7. O-O {[%emt 0:00:35]} a6 {[%emt 0:02:49]} 8. b4 {
[%emt 0:01:01]} d6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 9. Nfd2 {[%emt 0:00:43]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:
28]} 10. Nb3 {[%emt 0:00:11]} cxb4 {[%emt 0:01:28]} 11. axb4 {[%emt 0:00:12]}
Be6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 12. e4 {[%emt 0:13:19]} Qd7 {[%emt 0:01:18]} 13. N1d2 {
[%emt 0:02:35]} b5 {[%emt 0:03:56]} 14. Re1 {[%emt 0:06:17]} Bh3 {[%emt 0:07:
21]} 15. Bh1 {[%emt 0:11:38]} Bg4 {[%emt 0:03:45]} 16. f3 {[%emt 0:05:29]} Be6
{[%emt 0:00:05]} 17. Nf1 {[%emt 0:03:52]} f5 {[%emt 0:03:05]} 18. Be3 {[%emt 0:
01:23]} f4 {[%emt 0:01:52]} 19. Bf2 {[%emt 0:00:39]} g5 {[%emt 0:00:27]} 20. g4
{[%emt 0:04:40]} Ng6 {[%emt 0:01:40]} 21. h3 {[%emt 0:01:24]} Qf7 {[%emt 0:02:
09]} 22. Nfd2 {[%emt 0:03:44]} Bf6 {[%emt 0:01:50]} 23. Bg2 {[%emt 0:01:38]}
Rfc8 {[%emt 0:01:17]} 24. Qb1 {[%emt 0:01:11]} Bd8 {[%emt 0:01:06]} 25. Rc1 {
[%emt 0:02:04]} Qb7 {[%emt 0:02:59]} 26. d4 {[%emt 0:02:49]} exd4 {[%emt 0:08:
06]} 27. Nxd4 {[%emt 0:02:11]} Nxd4 {[%emt 0:00:12]} 28. cxd4 {[%emt 0:02:05]}
Rxc1+ {[%emt 0:00:34]} 29. Qxc1 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Bb6 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 30. Qb2 {
[%emt 0:08:43]} Rc8 {[%emt 0:02:31]} 31. Rc1 {[%emt 0:02:13]} Rxc1+ {[%emt 0:
06:19]} 32. Qxc1 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Qa7 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 33. Qc3 {[%emt 0:03:46]}
Kf7 {[%emt 0:06:52]} 34. Bf1 {[%emt 0:01:07]} Ke7 {[%emt 0:00:35]} 35. Be2 {
[%emt 0:01:20]} Kd7 {[%emt 0:01:16]} 36. Kf1 {[%emt 0:00:44]} Ne5 {[%emt 0:07:
03]} 37. Qa1 {[%emt 0:04:29]} Ng6 {[%emt 0:12:34]} 38. Qc3 {[%emt 0:07:22]} Bf7
{[%emt 0:02:30]} 39. Bd1 {[%emt 0:00:48]} Qc7 {[%emt 0:00:43]} 40. Qxc7+ {
[%emt 0:00:00]} Kxc7 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 41. Bb3 {[%emt 0:01:41]} Be8 {[%emt 0:01:
50]} 42. Bg8 {[%emt 0:00:39]} h6 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 43. Nb3 {[%emt 0:03:08]} Ne7
{[%emt 0:01:29]} 44. Be6 {[%emt 0:04:10]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 45. Be1 {
[%emt 0:01:55]} Bxd4 {[%emt 0:00:57]} 46. Bd5 {[%emt 0:02:23]} Bb2 {[%emt 0:00:
30]} 47. Ke2 {[%emt 0:03:42]} Ne5 {[%emt 0:00:25]} 48. Bd2 {[%emt 0:02:54]} Bf7
{[%emt 0:02:13]} 49. Bxf7 {[%emt 0:07:02]} Nxf7 {[%emt 0:00:18]} 50. Nc1 {
[%emt 0:00:04]} Nd8 {[%emt 0:04:22]} 51. Nd3 {[%emt 0:00:26]} Bg7 {[%emt 0:00:
25]} 52. e5 {[%emt 0:03:26]} Bxe5 {[%emt 0:01:14]} 53. Nxe5 {[%emt 0:02:44]} *

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.3”]
[White “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Black “Smirnov, Anton”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C42”]
[WhiteElo “2780”]
[BlackElo “2508”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “105”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 23,105,16,59,12,20,19,14,12,14,15,31,6,6,0,4,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,13,0,14,0,11,
0,0,3,15,12,21,10,34,38,44,45,46,66,220,209,234,231,237,233,270,235,214,191,
187,162,253,162,293,261,353,346,462,455,584,584,571,557,556,553,545,534,508,
518,475,420,474,481,481,460,1620,1608,1651,738,29984,29985,29985,29986]} 1. e4
e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. c4 c6 9.
Re1 Bf5 10. Qb3 Na6 {C42: Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves}
(10… Qd7 11. Nc3 Nxc3 12. Bxf5 Qxf5 13. bxc3 b6 14. cxd5 cxd5 15. Qb5 Qd7 16.
Rb1 Rc8 17. g3 Bf8 18. Bd2 {1/2-1/2 (51) Vachier Lagrave,M (2796)-Caruana,F
(2808) Stavanger 2017}) 11. cxd5 cxd5 12. Nc3 Nb4 {LiveBook: 4 Games. The
position is equal.} 13. Bxe4 dxe4 14. Nxe4 {aiming for Bg5.} Be6 15. Qd1 Rc8 {
next …Nc2 is good for Black.} 16. Bg5 ({Reject} 16. Nxd6 Qxd6 17. Re2 Bg4 $15
) 16… Qd7 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar
games:} 16… Qb6 17. Re2 h6 18. Bh4 {1/2-1/2 (31) Sherwood,R (2169)
-Sukhanitskij,S (1989) LSS email 2012}) 17. Re2 (17. Nc5 $5 Bxc5 18. dxc5 $14)
17… f6 18. Nxd6 (18. Bd2 {is interesting.} Nd5 19. Nxd6 Qxd6 20. Re1 Qd7 21.
b3) 18… Qxd6 19. Bf4 Qd7 20. a3 Nc6 21. Rc1 Bd5 22. Rd2 Rfe8 (22… Qf5 $5 {
[%cal Rf5f4]} 23. Bg3 Na5 $11) 23. h3 Bxf3 24. gxf3 Qxh3 25. d5 Ne5 26. Rxc8
Qxc8 27. d6 Qd7 28. Kg2 Ng6 29. Bg3 Nf8 30. Rc2 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has
good play.} Ne6 31. Qd5 {Hoping for Rc7.} Kf8 $2 (31… Kh8 $14) 32. Qf5 $1 $18
{Strongly threatening Rc7!} Rc8 {[#]} 33. Rc7 $1 {[%cal Rc7d7][%mdl 512]} Rxc7
34. dxc7 h6 35. Qc2 Qc8 36. Qd3 Kf7 37. Qd5 g5 (37… Ke8 {is a better defense.
} 38. Qb5+ Kf7 39. Qh5+ Kg8) 38. a4 h5 (38… Ke8 {keeps fighting.} 39. Qd3 f5)
39. b4 {[%cal Bb2b4,Bb4a5][%mdl 32]} h4 40. Bd6 b6 41. a5 bxa5 42. bxa5 a6 43.
Qb3 {Qb8 is the strong threat.} Ke8 44. Qa4+ Kf7 45. Qc4 Ke8 46. Qc6+ Kf7 47.
Kh2 Nd4 48. Qd5+ Ne6 49. Qf5 Qd7 (49… Kg7 $142 50. f4 Qd7) 50. Kg1 Qc8 51.
Be5 (51. Qh7+ $142 Ng7 {[#]} 52. Bf8 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Qxf8 53. Qd3) 51… Ke7
52. Qh7+ Ke8 53. Bd6 {Precision: White = 76%, Black = 31%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.3”]
[White “Yu, Yangyi”]
[Black “Pourramezanali, Amirreza”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A07”]
[WhiteElo “2750”]
[BlackElo “2534”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “137”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,137,19,14,26,21,29,25,35,27,43,40,46,49,42,46,67,58,51,62,48,56,49,
53,58,50,55,45,64,64,74,74,74,61,73,73,73,73,73,73,81,81,81,81,145,77,93,93,93,
93,105,105,105,105,125,119,136,135,287,279,272,261,249,216,818,730,778,706,757,
686,812,753,1164,1028,1322,1404,1217,1145,1819,1712,977,12824,12718,12851,
29950,29952,29955,29956,29955,29956,29954,29945,12427,6274,29968,29969,29970,
29971,29971,29971,29972,29971,29971,29967,29967,29969,29969,29969,29971,29973,
29974,29975,29975,29975,29975,29975,29983,29982,29982,29983,29991,29987,29987,
29988]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Bg4 3. Bg2 Nd7 4. O-O c6 5. h3 Bh5 (5… Bxf3 6. Bxf3
Ngf6 7. d3 e5 8. e4 Bc5 9. Nc3 dxe4 10. Nxe4 Nxe4 11. dxe4 O-O 12. Qe2 Qe7 {
1/2-1/2 (71) Ding,L (2781)-Yu,Y (2753) Danzhou 2017}) 6. d4 {A07: Réti Opening:
New York and Capablanca Systems} e6 7. c4 Ngf6 8. cxd5 cxd5 9. Nc3 {LiveBook:
7 Games} Be7 10. Qb3 Bxf3 11. Bxf3 Qb6 12. e4 dxe4 13. Nxe4 {[#]} O-O $146 ({
Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 13… Nd5) 14.
Nxf6+ Bxf6 15. Be3 Rab8 16. d5 Qxb3 17. axb3 a6 18. dxe6 fxe6 19. Rad1 Ne5 20.
Be4 Nc6 21. Rd7 Bxb2 22. Rfd1 e5 23. Bc5 Rfe8 24. b4 Bd4 25. Bd5+ Kh8 26. Rxb7
Rxb7 27. Bxc6 Rbb8 {…Rec8 is the strong threat.} 28. Bxe8 ({Don’t blunder}
28. Bxd4 $2 Red8 $19) 28… Rxe8 29. Bxd4 $16 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KR} Rd8
(29… exd4 $142 30. Rxd4 Kg8) 30. Kf1 ({Better is} 30. Ra1 exd4 31. Kf1 (31.
Rxa6 d3 $16)) 30… h6 31. Ke2 exd4 {KR-KR} 32. Kd3 Kh7 33. Rd2 g5 34. Kc4 Rf8
35. Kxd4 h5 36. Kc5 Rc8+ $2 (36… Rf5+ $16 37. Rd5 Rxf2) 37. Kb6 $18 Rb8+ 38.
Ka5 $1 ({Not} 38. Kxa6 Rxb4 39. Rc2 Rb3 $11) 38… Rb5+ 39. Ka4 $1 Rf5 $2 {[#]}
(39… Rb6 40. Rd4 Kg6) 40. Rd7+ $1 Kg8 {[#]} 41. Rd6 $1 {[%cal Rd6a6]} Kf7 42.
Rxa6 Rxf2 {Black hopes to continue with …Ra2+.} 43. b5 {[%cal Bb4b5,Bb5b6]
[%mdl 32]} Ke7 44. Rg6 Rh2 45. b6 Kd7 46. Kb5 h4 47. Rxg5 hxg3 48. Rxg3 (48.
Ka6 $142 Ra2+ 49. Kb7) 48… Kc8 49. Rb3 Kb7 50. Kc5 Rd2 51. h4 Rh2 52. Rb4 Rd2
53. Rd4 Rc2+ 54. Kd6 Kxb6 55. h5 {White mates.} Rh2 56. Rd5 Rh1 57. Kd7 Kb7 58.
Rb5+ Ka6 59. Kc6 Rh2 60. Rg5 Rc2+ 61. Kd7 Kb7 62. h6 {[%cal Bh5h6,Bh6h7][%mdl
32]} Rh2 63. Rg6 Rd2+ 64. Ke8 Kc7 65. Rg7+ Kc8 66. h7 Rd8+ 67. Kf7 Rd7+ 68. Kg6
Rd6+ 69. Kh5 {Precision: White = 78%, Black = 39%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.3”]
[White “Wei, Yi”]
[Black “Sambuev, Bator”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D31”]
[WhiteElo “2748”]
[BlackElo “2529”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “77”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,77,-14,-10,-26,215,212,424,407,423,410,423,395,495,481,572,456,483,
475,484,484,472,468,425,438,513,520,502,527,513,505,596,593,535,511,632,629,
833,723,716,701,798,497,743,710,719,649,742,726,1718,1774,2382,2085,5517,6991,
29949,6627,6170,5964,5593,657,5246,5359]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 e6 3. d4 c6 4. g3
dxc4 5. Bg2 b5 6. Ne5 Bb7 7. O-O a6 8. Nc3 Bb4 9. a4 Ne7 {LiveBook: 3 Games.
D31: Queen’s Gambit Declined: Semi-Slav without …Nf6 (+ Marshall Gambit and
Noteboom) and Exchange Variation lines without …Nf6} 10. Ne4 Nd7 $146 {[#]} (
10… f6 $11 {and Black is okay.} 11. Nf3 O-O) ({Find the theoretical novelty
and annotate with similar games:} 10… O-O 11. Bd2 c5 12. dxc5 Bxd2 13. Qxd2
Qxd2 14. Nxd2 Bxg2 15. Kxg2 Nbc6 16. Nxc6 Nxc6 17. axb5 axb5 {1-0 (62) Bruzon
Batista,L (2691)-Vera Gonzalez Quevedo,R (2482) Guarenas 2012}) 11. Bd2 $1 $18
{[%cal Rd2b4]} Bxd2 $2 (11… f5 12. Bxb4 fxe4 13. Nxd7 (13. Bxe4 Nxe5 14. dxe5
Qxd1 $16) 13… Qxd7 14. Bxe4 O-O) 12. Nd6+ Kf8 13. Nexf7 (13. Nxb7 Qc7 $18) (
13. Qxd2 Nxe5 14. Nxb7 (14. dxe5 Nc8 $16) 14… Qb6 $16) 13… Qc7 {Strongly
threatening …Bb4.} 14. Qxd2 ({Not} 14. Nxh8 Qxd6 15. Qxd2 Rb8 $11) 14… Nc8
15. Qf4 ({Weaker is} 15. Nxh8 Qxd6 16. Qg5 Kg8 $18) 15… Nf6 16. Nxc8 Qxf4 17.
gxf4 Rxc8 18. Nxh8 Nd5 19. axb5 cxb5 20. f5 Re8 21. Rfc1 exf5 22. Bxd5 Bxd5 23.
Rxa6 Rxe2 24. Rd6 Bf3 25. Ra1 b4 26. d5 c3 27. bxc3 b3 28. Rd7 Re8 29. Rf7+ Kg8
{[#]} 30. Re7 $3 {[%cal Re7e8][%mdl 512]} Rd8 (30… Rxe7 31. Ra8+) 31. c4 Be4
32. Rb7 Bc2 33. Nf7 Rf8 34. Ng5 Rc8 35. Raa7 f4 36. Rxg7+ (36. d6 $142 Bf5 37.
Rxg7+ Kh8 38. d7 Rd8 39. Nf7+ Kxg7 40. Nxd8 Bxd7 41. Rxd7+ Kf8 42. Rxh7) 36…
Kh8 {White is clearly winning.} 37. Rxh7+ Bxh7 38. Rxh7+ Kg8 39. Rb7 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.3”]
[White “Adams, Michael”]
[Black “Batchuluun, Tsegmed”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C67”]
[WhiteElo “2738”]
[BlackElo “2566”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “63”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 23,63,7,20,0,0,0,43,52,29,29,51,52,50,50,58,62,66,10,34,32,20,34,56,52,
62,38,45,52,44,26,30,21,28,32,36,8,8,0,825,816,786,778]} 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 h5 {
C67: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence: 4 0-0 Nxe4} 10. Nc3 Ke8 11. Ne2 (11. Bf4 Be7
12. Rad1 Be6 13. Ng5 Rh6 14. Rfe1 Bb4 15. g4 hxg4 16. hxg4 Ne7 17. Nxe6 Rxe6
18. Kg2 Bxc3 19. bxc3 {1/2-1/2 (45) Vachier Lagrave,M (2791)-Karjakin,S (2773)
Saint Louis 2017}) 11… b6 12. Rd1 Be7 {LiveBook: 9 Games} 13. a4 a5 14. Bf4
c5 15. e6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15. Nc3 c6 16. Rd2 Be6 17. Rad1 Rd8 18. Rxd8+
Bxd8 19. Rd2 f6 20. exf6 gxf6 {0-1 (67) Quesada Perez,Y (2401)-Otero Acosta,D
(2440) Santa Clara 2011}) 15… Bxe6 16. Bxc7 Bd8 17. Bxd8 Rxd8 18. Nf4 Ke7 19.
Ne5 Kf6 20. Nxe6 (20. Rxd8 $14 Rxd8 21. Re1) 20… Rxd1+ $11 21. Rxd1 Kxe5 $14
{[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} 22. Nc7 Rc8 23. Rd7 Kf6 24. Kf1 ({Don’t play} 24.
Nd5+ $6 Ke6 $11) 24… g5 25. c3 g4 26. hxg4 hxg4 27. g3 Rh8 28. Kg2 Rb8 29. c4
Ke5 30. Nb5 f6 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (30… Ke6 $11 31. Rd2 Kf6) 31. Rd5+ $18
Ke6 32. Nc7+ {Precision: White = 58%, Black = 50%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.3”]
[White “Fedoseev, Vladimir”]
[Black “Bacallao Alonso, Yusnel”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B13”]
[WhiteElo “2731”]
[BlackElo “2573”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “49”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,49,41,28,53,56,81,37,76,58,62,70,51,55,102,95,95,98,96,31,100,40,100,
106,96,39,105,98,81,76,400,379,749,741]} 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Bd3
Nc6 5. c3 Qc7 6. Ne2 Bg4 7. O-O {B13: Caro-Kann: Exchange Variation and
Panov-Botvinnik Attack} e6 8. Qe1 Bxe2 9. Qxe2 Bd6 10. g3 {LiveBook: 4 Games}
Nge7 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:}
10… h5 11. Nd2 h4 12. Nf3 hxg3 13. hxg3 O-O-O 14. Bd2 Qd7 {1/2-1/2 (78)
Alekseev,E (2614)-Shimanov,A (2646) St Petersburg 2017}) 11. Nd2 O-O-O 12. f4
Nf5 13. Nf3 h5 14. Bd2 Kb8 15. b4 Rhe8 16. a4 {[%cal Ba2a4,Ba4a5,Ba5a6][%mdl
32]} f6 17. a5 g6 18. Rae1 ({Better is} 18. a6 $16) 18… Re7 (18… a6 $1 $14)
19. Qf2 (19. a6 $16) 19… Rc8 (19… a6 $1 $14) 20. a6 $16 b6 21. Ne5 (21. Re2
$16) 21… Rg8 {[#]} ({But not} 21… Nxe5 $2 22. fxe5 fxe5 23. dxe5 $18) (
21… Bxe5 $14 22. fxe5 fxe5) 22. Nxg6 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Rxg6 {[#]} 23. Rxe6 $1 {
[%mdl 512]} Nh4 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (23… Rxe6 $2 {is the wrong capture.} 24.
Bxf5 Rxg3+ 25. hxg3 $18) (23… Ng7 $16 24. Rxd6 Qxd6) 24. Bxg6 $18 Nxg6 $2 (
24… Rxe6 25. gxh4 Ne7 26. Bxh5 f5) 25. Rxf6 {Precision: White = 55%, Black =
25%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.3”]
[White “Bacrot, Etienne”]
[Black “Fier, Alexandr”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B13”]
[WhiteElo “2728”]
[BlackElo “2569”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “227”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,227,38,27,50,16,16,16,15,16,26,6,8,3,2,0,0,0,6,0,5,0,13,8,25,5,16,0,
31,18,13,0,12,19,13,-8,-7,-17,-7,-47,-48,-104,-104,-104,-104,-218,-92,-196,
-195,-196,-91,-120,-122,-129,-129,-129,-122,-132,-132,-131,-117,-118,-95,-82,
-19,-21,0,-2,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-3,10,10,10,10,19,19,24,9,
22,20,22,0,0,0,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,12844,
12844,12848,12848,12849,12849,12850,12850,12850,29981,12851,29980,12851,29981,
12851,12851,12851,29979,12851,29978,12851,29981,12851,29982,12851,29981,12851,
29988,12851,29986,12851,12851,12851,29984,12851,29985,12851,29984,12851,29991,
29991,29992]} 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Bd3 Nc6 5. c3 Nf6 6. Bf4 Bg4 7.
Qb3 Na5 8. Qa4+ Bd7 9. Qc2 e6 10. Nf3 Qb6 {B13: Caro-Kann: Exchange Variation
and Panov-Botvinnik Attack} 11. O-O (11. a4 {seems wilder.} Rc8 12. O-O Nc4 13.
Ra2 Bd6 14. Be5) 11… Bb5 (11… Bd6 12. Bxd6 Qxd6 13. Ne5 Rc8 14. Qe2 O-O 15.
Nd2 Rb8 16. f4 b5 17. Rf3 Nc4 18. Rh3 {1-0 (44) Lomasov,S (2335)-Nazarenus,M
(2217) Moscow 2015}) 12. Bxb5+ Qxb5 {The position is equal.} 13. Nbd2 Be7 14.
Rae1 Rc8 15. Ne5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15. Bg5 Nc4 16. Nxc4 Qxc4 17. Qb1 O-O 18.
Ne5 {1-0 (40) Caruso,D (2145)-Griffa,R Bratto 1996}) 15… Nc6 16. Qb1 (16.
Nxc6 {feels hotter.} bxc6 17. a4 Qb6 18. a5 Qxa5 19. Ra1) 16… Nxe5 17. Bxe5
O-O 18. Re3 g6 19. Bf4 Rfe8 20. Rfe1 Bf8 {[%cal Be7f8,Bf8g7,Bg7f6][%mdl 32]} (
20… Nh5 $5 {[%cal Rh5f4]} 21. Bh6 Bd6 $11) 21. h4 Nh5 22. Bg5 Bg7 23. g4 Nf6
24. Bxf6 Bxf6 25. g5 Bg7 26. f4 Qd7 27. Nf3 b5 28. b4 {[#]} (28. h5 $5) 28…
a5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 29. bxa5 (29. a3 $15) 29… Qc7 $17 30. Ne5 Qxa5 31. Qb3 (
31. Qb2 $17) 31… Rc7 (31… Bxe5 $1 $19 32. fxe5 Rc4) 32. Rf1 (32. Rb1 $17)
32… Rec8 33. Rff3 {[#]} Qa4 (33… Bxe5 $1 $19 34. fxe5 Rc4) 34. Qxa4 bxa4
35. Kf1 Rb8 36. Ng4 Rb1+ 37. Re1 Rb2 38. Re2 a3 39. Rd3 Rcb7 40. Rd1 Kf8 ({
Black should play} 40… f5 $17 41. gxf6 h5) 41. Ke1 $11 Ke7 42. Nf2 Rxe2+ 43.
Kxe2 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} Rb2+ 44. Rd2 Rb1 45. Rd1 $1 {[%cal Rd1b1]}
Rb2+ 46. Rd2 h6 47. Nd3 Rb8 48. Rd1 f6 49. Rg1 Kf7 50. Kd2 hxg5 51. hxg5 Rh8
52. Kc2 Rh3 53. gxf6 Kxf6 54. Ne5 Kf5 55. Nxg6 Bf6 56. Rg2 Bd8 57. Ne5 Kxf4 58.
Rf2+ Ke4 59. Re2+ Kf5 60. Nc6 Bg5 61. Re5+ Kf6 62. Nd8 (62. Re1 {is more
complex.} Bf4 63. Ne5 Rh2+ 64. Kb3 Rh3 65. Rf1) 62… Re3 63. Rxe3 Bxe3 {KB-KN}
64. Nc6 Kf5 65. Kb3 Bc1 66. Nb4 Ke4 67. Na6 (67. Kc2 $5 {[%cal Rc2c1]} Bf4 68.
Kb3 $11) 67… Kf5 68. Nc5 Bd2 69. Nd3 Ke4 70. Kc2 Bh6 71. Nc5+ Kf5 72. Nd7 Bf4
73. Kb3 Bd2 74. Ne5 Ke4 75. Nc6 Kd3 76. Nb4+ Ke4 77. Nc2 Kd3 78. Nb4+ Ke4 79.
Kc2 Bh6 80. Nc6 Bf4 81. Kb3 Bd2 82. Na7 e5 83. dxe5 Kxe5 84. Nb5 Ke4 85. Kxa3
Bg5 86. Kb3 Ke5 87. a4 {[%cal Ba2a4,Ba4a5,Ba5a6][%mdl 32]} Ke6 88. Kb4 Be7+ 89.
Ka5 Bd8+ $1 90. Ka6 Kd7 $1 91. a5 Kc8 $1 92. Nd4 {aiming for Kb5.} (92. c4 $5
dxc4 93. Nc3 $11) 92… Bh4 93. Kb6 {Hoping for Kc6.} Bd8+ $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (
93… Be1 $11) 94. Kb5 $18 Kb7 95. a6+ Ka8 {[#]} 96. Ne6 $1 {[%cal Re6d8]} Bh4
97. Nc7+ Ka7 98. Nxd5 Bf2 99. c4 Bg1 100. Nb4 Bf2 101. Nc6+ Ka8 102. Ne7 (102.
Ne5 $18 Bg3 103. Nc6) 102… Ka7 103. Nc8+ Kb8 104. Nd6 Ka7 105. Ne4 Be3 106.
c5 {[%cal Bc4c5,Bc5c6][%mdl 32]} Bd4 107. c6 Be5 108. Nc5 Bg3 109. Ne4 Bh2 110.
Nc3 Bg3 111. Nd5 Kb8 112. Kc5 (112. Nb6 $18 Bc7 113. Nd7+ Ka8 114. Nc5) 112…
Kc8 113. a7 Bf2+ 114. Kd6 {Precision: White = 64%, Black = 61%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.3”]
[White “Vallejo Pons, Francisco”]
[Black “Karthikeyan, Murali”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “E16”]
[WhiteElo “2717”]
[BlackElo “2574”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “59”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,59,10,22,17,20,17,32,32,34,33,35,23,45,43,53,34,62,40,50,11,51,52,60,
60,53,52,84,87,118,118,124,116,158,150,164,116,120,122,143,150,712,707]} 1. d4
Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O c6 8. Bf4 b6 9.
Nc3 Bb7 10. Ne5 Nbd7 11. e4 {E16: Queen’s Indian: 4 g3 Bb7 5 Bg2 Bb4+} dxe4 (
11… Nxe5 12. dxe5 Nxe4 13. Nxe4 dxe4 14. Qg4 Qc7 15. Bxe4 Rfd8 16. Rad1 Rxd1
17. Rxd1 Rd8 18. Rxd8+ Qxd8 {1/2-1/2 (58) Melkumyan,H (2653)-Bosiocic,M (2607)
Austria 2017}) 12. Nxe4 Nxe5 13. Nxf6+ {White is slightly better.} Bxf6 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 13… gxf6 14. dxe5 Qxd1 15. Raxd1 Rfd8 16. exf6 Bxf6 17. b4 e5
18. Bh6 Rac8 {1-0 (47) Asabri,H (2235)-Mansour,A (2175) Beirut 2013}) 14. dxe5
Be7 15. h4 Qxd1 16. Rfxd1 Rfd8 17. a3 Kf8 18. b4 Ke8 19. Be4 h6 20. Be3 Rxd1+
21. Rxd1 Rd8 22. Rc1 Rb8 23. c5 b5 24. a4 {Threatens to win with axb5.} bxa4
25. Ra1 a5 26. bxa5 {[%cal Bb4a5,Ba5a6][%mdl 32]} Kd7 27. Rxa4 {aiming for a6.}
Ba6 28. h5 Rb3 29. Bg2 Bb5 $2 {[#]} (29… g5 $16) 30. a6 {Precision: White =
76%, Black = 18%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.3”]
[White “Tomashevsky, Evgeny”]
[Black “Antipov, Mikhail Al”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “E11”]
[WhiteElo “2710”]
[BlackElo “2578”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “99”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 15,99,11,24,14,17,17,48,25,35,26,27,44,31,32,47,19,31,40,41,30,30,30,85,
14,12,18,22,1,2,1,24,23,13,0,1,1,1,1,8,0,27,31,33,30,43,48,53,48,69,50,102,85,
112,85,127,132,171,162,154,16,27,17,337,356,383,360,659,658,607,628,1075,871,
1189,1094,1471,1446,1316,1065,1891,1763,2268,2139,29976,29977,29974,12634]} 1.
d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 a5 5. e3 b6 6. Bd3 Bb7 7. Nc3 d6 {E11:
Bogo-Indian} 8. O-O (8. Qc2 Nbd7 9. e4 e5 10. Nd5 c5 11. dxe5 Nxe5 12. Nxe5
dxe5 13. O-O Bxd2 14. Qxd2 O-O 15. Qc3 Qd6 16. Bc2 Rfd8 {1/2-1/2 (35)
Fressinet,L (2700)-Grischuk,A (2764) Beijing 2012}) 8… Nbd7 {LiveBook: 7
Games} 9. Qe2 Bxc3 $146 {The position is equal.} ({Predecessor:} 9… O-O 10.
e4 e5 11. d5 Nc5 12. Bc2 Qd7 13. h3 Ba6 14. Nh4 Bxc3 15. Bxc3 {0-1 (25) Torres,
E (2230)-Smyslov,V (2550) Los Polvorines 1980}) 10. Bxc3 Be4 11. Nd2 {[%cal
Bf3d2,Bd2f1,Bf1e3,Be3d5][%mdl 32]} Bxd3 12. Qxd3 Qe7 13. e4 e5 14. Rfe1 Nh5 15.
Qf3 Qg5 16. Nf1 Nf4 17. Ne3 O-O 18. Rad1 Rfe8 (18… Rae8 $11) 19. Qg3 (19.
dxe5 $16 Nxe5 20. Bxe5 dxe5 21. Rd7) 19… Qxg3 $11 20. hxg3 exd4 21. Bxd4 (21.
gxf4 {feels hotter.} dxc3 22. Nd5 c2 23. Rc1 Rac8 24. Rxc2 f5 25. Rce2) 21…
Ne6 22. Nd5 Ndc5 (22… Rac8 {is more complex.} 23. Bc3 a4 24. f3 f6 25. b4
axb3 26. axb3 Ra8) 23. b3 Nxd4 24. Rxd4 Rac8 25. Re3 f6 26. f3 Kf7 27. a3 c6
28. Nf4 Rcd8 29. Kf2 Ne6 30. Rd1 Re7 31. Ne2 Nc5 32. b4 Na4 (32… Ne6 $14) 33.
Rb3 Rc7 34. g4 h6 35. Rd2 axb4 36. axb4 b5 {[#]} 37. c5 (37. cxb5 $1 $16 cxb5
38. Rd5) 37… Rcd7 38. Rbd3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is pushing.} d5 $2 {
[%mdl 8192]} (38… Ke8 $1 $11 {and Black is okay.}) 39. exd5 $18 Rxd5 40. Rxd5
Rxd5 $2 {[#]} (40… cxd5 41. Nd4 Ra8) 41. Rxd5 cxd5 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KN-KN
} 42. Ke3 g5 43. Kd3 Nb2+ 44. Kd4 Nd1 45. Kxd5 Ne3+ 46. Kc6 Nxg2 47. Kxb5 Ne3
48. Kc6 f5 49. b5 fxg4 50. fxg4 {Precision: White = 60%, Black = 32%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.3”]
[White “Andreikin, Dmitry”]
[Black “Goganov, Aleksey”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “E32”]
[WhiteElo “2708”]
[BlackElo “2567”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “101”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 22,101,14,14,14,26,36,23,44,48,74,77,78,85,70,31,25,38,183,173,182,175,
227,227,222,208,235,185,280,286,276,272,12835,12835,12806,10404,3887,3969,
29980,272,275,278,1204,440,360,130,134,121,135,117,163,70,81,27,78,29,36,22,35,
34,51,24,62,0,0,0,55,37,106,48,104,0,205,211,612,600,12841,12841,29991,29992,
29992,29992]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. e4 {[%cal Be2e4,
Be4e5][%mdl 32]} d5 6. e5 Ne4 7. Bd3 c5 8. Nf3 {E32: Nimzo-Indian: Classical
(4 Qc2): 4…0-0} cxd4 9. Nxd4 Nd7 10. Bf4 Ndc5 11. O-O Nxd3 12. Qxd3 {
LiveBook: 44 Games} Nxc3 13. bxc3 Be7 14. Rad1 {[#]} dxc4 $146 ({Predecessor:}
14… Qa5 15. cxd5 exd5 {1-0 (36) Morozevich,A (2755)-Leko,P (2755) Moscow 2007
}) 15. Qg3 Qe8 16. Bh6 $1 {[%csl Gh6][%cal Rg3g7]} g6 17. Bxf8 Bxf8 18. Nc2 {
[%cal Bd4c2,Bc2e3,Be3g4][%mdl 32]} b5 19. Ne3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has the
initiative.} Bb7 (19… h5 $1 $14) 20. Ng4 $18 {Nf6+ is the strong threat.} Bg7
21. Rd6 $1 Qe7 (21… Bd5 $142 22. Rb1 a5) 22. Rfd1 Bd5 23. h4 {[%cal Bh2h4,
Bh4h5,Bh5h6][%mdl 32]} a5 24. h5 b4 (24… Qg5 $142) 25. h6 Bh8 26. Qf4 Qh4 $2
(26… bxc3 27. Rc1 Rd8) 27. Rd7 {[%csl Gd7][%cal Rf4f7]} Rf8 28. R1xd5 exd5
29. g3 Qh5 30. Rxd5 $2 (30. e6 {mates} fxe6 31. Qc7 Bxc3 32. Rxh7 Qxg4 33. Rg7+
$1 {[%mdl 512]} Kh8 34. Rh7+ Kg8 35. Rg7+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kh8 36. Rh7+ Kg8)
30… bxc3 {White must now prevent …c2.} 31. Rc5 {Strongly threatening e6.}
Qh3 $2 (31… Rd8 32. Kg2 Qf5 33. Rxc4 f6) 32. Qxc4 (32. e6 $142 fxe6 33. Qxc4)
32… c2 33. Ne3 $2 (33. Qe4 $18 {Hoping for e6.} Qh5 34. Rxc2) 33… Qxh6 $16
34. Qxc2 Qh3 35. Rxa5 Bg7 36. Rd5 (36. Qe4 $18) 36… h5 $14 37. Ng2 (37. Qe4
$16) 37… Bh6 (37… Qg4 $11) 38. Qd3 Kg7 39. Rc5 Qe6 40. a4 Rb8 41. Nh4 Rb2
42. Rc7 (42. Nf3 $14) 42… Qb6 43. Rc2 {aiming for Rxb2.} Rb1+ (43… Rb4 $11)
44. Kg2 Qb7+ (44… Ra1 $14 45. Re2 Qe6) 45. Qf3 (45. Nf3 $16) 45… Qa6 46.
Qe2 (46. Kh2 $1 $16 {And now Rc6 would win.} Qe6 47. Qe4) 46… Qxa4 $2 {[#]} (
46… Qb7+ $11 {and Black has nothing to worry.} 47. Qf3 Qa6) 47. e6 $1 $18 {
[%cal Re6f7]} Qe8 $2 (47… Qa5) 48. Rc7 Qa8+ {[#]} 49. Nf3 $1 g5 50. Rxf7+ Kg8
51. Qd3 {Precision: White = 42%, Black = 36%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.3”]
[White “Jobava, Baadur”]
[Black “Salgado Lopez, Ivan”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B33”]
[WhiteElo “2702”]
[BlackElo “2627”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “74”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 24,74,-8,0,23,21,42,18,80,89,85,72,88,82,95,76,86,90,102,68,64,0,0,0,35,
35,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,43,43,50,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4
c5 2. Ne2 Nc6 3. Nbc3 Nf6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Nd5 Nxd5 8. exd5
Nb8 9. a4 Be7 10. Be2 O-O 11. O-O {B33: Sicilian: Pelikan and Sveshnikov
Variations} Nd7 12. a5 (12. Kh1 f5 13. f4 a6 14. Na3 exf4 15. Bxf4 Ne5 16. Qd2
Bd7 17. Qb4 Rb8 18. c4 a5 {0-1 (58) Nakamura,H (2783)-Gelfand,B (2738) London
2012}) 12… a6 13. Nc3 {[#] LiveBook: 7 Games} Bg5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13…
f5 14. f3 f4 15. Bd2 Nf6 16. Na4 Bf5 17. Bb4 Qe8 18. Bd3 Qg6 19. Bxf5 Qxf5 20.
Re1 Rac8 21. Rc1 e4 {0-1 (71) Lanc,A (2509)-Cruzado Duenas,C (2600) ICCF email
2011}) 14. Ne4 Bxc1 15. Qxc1 Nc5 (15… Qe7 $11 {remains equal.}) 16. Nxc5 $16
dxc5 17. Rd1 Qd6 18. Ra3 Rb8 19. Qe3 Bf5 20. c4 b6 {[%cal Bb7b6,Bb6b5,Bb5b4]
[%mdl 32]} 21. Rd2 b5 22. h4 (22. cxb5 $14 axb5 23. a6) 22… b4 $11 23. Ra1
Rbd8 24. Re1 Bd7 25. Bd3 Rde8 26. Qg3 Re7 27. Rde2 {[%cal Re2e5]} Rfe8 $1 28.
Qg5 f6 29. Qg3 f5 30. f3 Qf6 31. Qg5 h6 32. Qxf6 (32. Qe3 {seems wilder.} Qd6
33. Qd2 Rf7 34. b3 Rfe7 35. h5) 32… gxf6 {The position is equal.} 33. Kf2 Rg7
34. f4 {[%cal Rf4e5]} e4 35. Re3 Kf7 ({Of course not} 35… exd3 $6 36. Rxe8+
Bxe8 37. Rxe8+ Kf7 38. Re3 $18) 36. Be2 {aiming for Bh5+.} Reg8 37. g3 Ke7 {
Precision: White = 75%, Black = 70%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.3”]
[White “Amin, Bassem”]
[Black “Erdos, Viktor”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A08”]
[WhiteElo “2699”]
[BlackElo “2619”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “108”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 14,108,-22,-61,-27,-31,-31,-32,-25,-17,-14,-27,-21,-18,1,-38,-44,-58,
-35,-38,-35,-33,-28,-33,-36,-33,0,0,0,-13,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,2,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,8,8,31,33,45,45,85,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-8,0,0,
0,-8,-8,-8,0,0,0,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8]} 1. e4 c5 2. d3 Nc6 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 d5 5.
Nd2 e5 6. Ngf3 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. a4 {LiveBook: 7 Games. A08: King’s Indian
Attack} (8. c3 d4 9. Nc4 Qc7 10. cxd4 cxd4 11. a4 Be6 12. b3 a6 13. a5 Bxc4 14.
bxc4 Nxa5 15. Nh4 g6 16. f4 Nc6 {0-1 (46) Movsesian,S (2723)-Carlsen,M (2775)
Moscow 2008}) 8… Qc7 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nc4 {Black is slightly better.} Rd8 11.
Re1 {[%cal Rf3e5]} f6 12. c3 Be6 {Threatening …Nxc3!} 13. Nfd2 $146 ({
Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 13. Qe2 Bf7 14.
Nh4 Bf8 15. a5 Re8 {0-1 (60) Davies,N (2460)-Benjamin,J (2575) Hastings 1987})
13… Nb6 14. Nxb6 axb6 {[%cal Ba7b6,Bb6b5][%mdl 32]} 15. Qc2 {[#]} b5 $1 {
[%mdl 512]} 16. f4 (16. axb5 Rxa1) 16… Qd7 17. Nf3 {[%cal Rf4e5,Bd2f3,Bf3h4,
Bh4f5][%mdl 32]} Qxd3 18. Qxd3 Rxd3 19. fxe5 Bg4 20. exf6 gxf6 21. Nh4 Rxa4 22.
Rxa4 bxa4 23. Bf4 {aiming for Bxc6.} Rd1 24. Rxd1 Bxd1 25. Nf5 Kf7 26. Bd5+ Ke8
27. Nd6+ Kd7 28. Nxb7 Ne5 29. Bxe5 fxe5 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBB-KBN} 30.
Kf2 Kc7 31. Ke1 Bc2 {Hoping for …Kb6.} 32. Kd2 Bf5 {And now …Kb6 would win.
} 33. Na5 $1 Bg5+ 34. Ke2 Kd6 35. Bg8 Bg4+ 36. Ke1 h5 37. Nc4+ Kc7 38. Nxe5 Bc1
39. Nxg4 (39. Nd3 $16 Be3 40. Bc4) 39… hxg4 $16 {KB-KB. The position is
equal.} 40. Kd1 Bxb2 41. Kc2 Ba1 42. Be6 Kd6 43. Bxg4 c4 44. Be2 Kc5 45. g4 a3
{White must now prevent …a2.} 46. Kb1 $1 {[%cal Rb1a1]} Bxc3 47. Bd1 Bf6 48.
Ka2 Kb4 49. h3 Be7 50. Be2 Kc3 51. g5 Kd4 52. Bxc4 (52. g6 $5 {[%cal Rg6g7]}
Bf8 53. g7 Bxg7 {[#]} 54. Bxc4 $1 $11 {[%mdl 512]}) 52… Kxc4 53. g6 {
Threatens to win with g7.} Bf8 {[#] ( -> …Kb4)} 54. g7 $1 {[%cal Rg7f8][%mdl
512]} Bxg7 {Precision: White = 67%, Black = 61%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.3”]
[White “Rodshtein, Maxim”]
[Black “Hovhannisyan, Robert”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “E04”]
[WhiteElo “2695”]
[BlackElo “2594”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “65”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 14,65,25,26,26,21,27,48,40,43,43,41,41,41,68,52,62,42,85,86,88,87,90,87,
92,79,119,110,152,119,363,216,235,229,331,345,329,333,368,375,456,314,454,454,
454,436,29976,29977,5365,403,29968,29966,5418,2147]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3
Nf6 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 Bd7 6. Ne5 Bc6 7. Nxc6 Nxc6 8. O-O Qd7 {E04: Open
Catalan: 5 Nf3} 9. e3 Rd8 10. Qc2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10. Qe2 e5 11. Qxc4 exd4
12. Qb5 Rb8 13. Rd1 a6 14. Qf1 Bd6 15. exd4 O-O 16. Bh3 {1/2-1/2 (76)
Tomashevsky,E (2722)-Bu,X (2698) Novi Sad 2016}) 10… e5 {White is slightly
better.} 11. dxe5 Nxe5 12. Nd2 b5 13. a4 a6 14. axb5 axb5 15. b3 {[%cal Rb3c4]}
Bb4 {[%cal Rb4d2]} 16. bxc4 O-O {[%cal Rb4d2] [#]} 17. cxb5 $1 Qxb5 18. Ne4
Nxe4 19. Bxe4 Nd3 20. Ba3 c5 21. Rfd1 c4 $2 (21… Bxa3 $16 22. Bxd3 (22. Rxa3
Nb4 $11) 22… Qb2) 22. Rab1 (22. Bxd3 $142 Rxd3 23. Rxd3 cxd3 24. Qb2) 22…
Qc5 {[#]} 23. Bxh7+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kh8 (23… Kxh7 $142 24. Rxb4 Rfe8) 24.
Bxd3 $18 Bxa3 25. Bxc4 {Strongly threatening Rxd8.} (25. Qxc4 Qxc4 26. Bxc4
Rxd1+ 27. Rxd1 f6 $18) 25… Rxd1+ 26. Rxd1 g6 27. Rd7 Kg7 (27… Qf5 {was
necessary.} 28. Qxf5 gxf5 29. Bxf7 Kg7 30. Bc4+ Kg6) 28. Qc3+ Kg8 29. Qb3 Bb4 (
29… Qf5 $18 30. Bxf7+ Rxf7 31. Rxf7 Qxf7 32. Qxa3 Qe6 33. Qa8+ Kg7) 30. Bxf7+
Kh8 31. Bc4 (31. Bxg6 $142 {[%csl Gg6][%cal Rd7h7]} Qc1+ 32. Rd1) 31… Rxf2 (
31… Qf5 $18 32. Qb2+ (32. Qxb4 Qxf2+ 33. Kh1 Qf3+ 34. Kg1 Qf2+ 35. Kh1 Qf3+
36. Kg1 Qf2+ $11) 32… Qf6) 32. Kxf2 ({Less strong is} 32. Bg8 Qc1+ 33. Kxf2
Qe1+ 34. Kf3 (34. Kg2 Qe2+ 35. Kg1 Qe1+ 36. Kg2 Qe2+ 37. Kh3 Qh5+ 38. Kg2 Qe2+
$11) 34… Qf1+ 35. Ke4 Qf5+ 36. Kd4 Qxd7+ 37. Bd5 Bd6 $16) 32… Qf5+ 33. Kg1
{Precision: White = 82%, Black = 44%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.3”]
[White “Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter”]
[Black “Sevian, Samuel”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D12”]
[WhiteElo “2674”]
[BlackElo “2610”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “77”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 28,77,27,21,22,0,0,0,0,-3,27,31,34,23,29,0,14,-36,31,31,37,29,29,30,62,
59,74,56,102,44,66,23,20,8,16,12,70,0,0,0,0,0,0,-36,0,0,0,-22,0,0,0,-24]} 1.
Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. e3 Bf5 5. Nc3 e6 6. Bd3 Bxd3 7. Qxd3 Nbd7 8. O-O
Bd6 9. e4 dxe4 10. Nxe4 Nxe4 11. Qxe4 O-O 12. Bg5 Nf6 {D12: Slav Defence: 3
Nf3 Nf6 4 e3 Bf5} 13. Qe2 h6 14. Bh4 Be7 15. Rad1 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Re8 16.
Ne5 Nd7 17. Qh5 Rf8 18. Bg3 Nf6 19. Qe2 Qa5 20. b3 Rad8 21. Bh4 Qb6 $146 22.
Rd3 Rfe8 ({Much weaker is} 22… Rxd4 $6 23. Bxf6 Bxf6 24. Nd7 $14) (22… g5
$1 $15 23. Bg3 Rxd4) 23. Rfd1 $14 Nd7 24. Bxe7 Rxe7 25. Ng4 h5 26. Ne5 {
[%cal Bg4e5,Be5g6,Bg6f4][%mdl 32]} Nf6 27. Qe3 {Qg5 is the strong threat.} Nh7
28. Qf4 (28. Qh3 $16 g6 29. Qh4) 28… Qa5 29. a4 f6 30. Ng6 Red7 31. Qe4 Ng5 (
31… Nf8 $11) 32. Qe3 (32. Qe2 $14) 32… Qf5 $11 33. Nf4 h4 34. h3 Kf7 35.
Ne2 Qe4 36. Qd2 {The position is equal.} Qf5 37. Qe3 Qe4 38. Qd2 Qf5 39. Qe3 {
Precision: White = 46%, Black = 57%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.3”]
[White “Adhiban, B.”]
[Black “Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C47”]
[WhiteElo “2670”]
[BlackElo “2629”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “140”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 25,140,0,0,0,2,0,27,16,58,55,58,47,53,49,54,51,61,55,48,48,49,50,48,42,
65,76,54,20,53,50,43,55,43,23,166,166,166,166,166,166,166,166,166,166,166,166,
166,166,166,166,166,166,166,166,166,173,173,173,173,173,173,191,206,191,205,
206,221,206,206,206,214,86,114,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,155,162,162,0,0,0,
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. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 d5 4.
exd5 Nxd5 5. Bg2 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bc5 7. Nf3 Nc6 8. O-O O-O 9. Re1 Qf6 {C47:
Scotch Four Knights and Four Knights with 4 g3} 10. d3 Bb6 11. Be3 Bg4 12. h3
Bh5 13. g4 Bg6 {LiveBook: 6 Games} 14. Nd2 {[#]} Rad8 $146 ({Predecessor:}
14… Qh4 15. a4 f5 16. gxf5 Bh5 17. Nf3 {1/2-1/2 (76) Mamedyarov,S (2759)
-Jakovenko,D (2733) Tbilisi 2015}) 15. Qf3 Qxf3 16. Bxf3 Ba5 17. Rab1 Bxc3 18.
Rxb7 Nd4 19. Bxd4 $1 Rxd4 20. Re2 Bxd2 21. Rxd2 e4 22. Be2 exd3 23. cxd3 c5 24.
Rc7 Rfd8 25. Rxc5 h5 26. Rc3 hxg4 27. hxg4 f5 28. gxf5 Bxf5 29. Rc7 Bxd3 (29…
R8d6 $11 {and Black is okay.} 30. Bd1 a6) 30. Rxd3 ({Don’t play} 30. Rxa7 Bxe2
31. Rxe2 R8d7 $16) 30… Rxd3 31. Bxd3 Rxd3 32. Rxa7 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame
KR-KR} Rd2 33. Kg2 Kh7 34. Kf3 Kg6 35. Ke3 Rc2 36. a4 {[%cal Ba2a4,Ba4a5,Ba5a6]
[%mdl 32]} Rc3+ 37. Ke4 Rc4+ 38. Kd3 Rf4 39. Ke3 Rb4 40. a5 Ra4 41. a6 Ra3+ 42.
Ke4 Ra2 43. Kf3 Ra3+ 44. Kg2 Kf6 45. Ra8 Kg6 46. f3 Kh7 47. Kg3 Ra4 48. f4 (48.
Kf2 $18) 48… g6 $16 {[#]} 49. Kg4 ({White has to play} 49. Ra7+ $1 $16 Kh6
50. Ra8) 49… Kg7 $11 50. Ra7+ Kf6 51. Ra8 Kg7 52. Kf3 {And now a7 would win.}
(52. Kg5 $5 {[%cal Ra8a7]} Ra5+ 53. Kg4 $18) 52… Kf6 53. Ke3 {[#] Hoping for
a7.} (53. f5 $5 Ra3+ 54. Kg4 gxf5+ 55. Kh4 $11) 53… Kg7 54. Kf3 {Black must
now prevent a7.} (54. f5 $5 gxf5 55. a7 $11) 54… Kf6 55. Ke2 Kg7 56. Ke3 {
Threatens to win with a7.} Kf6 $2 (56… Kh6 $1 $11) 57. Kd3 $16 Kg7 58. Kc3 $2
(58. a7 $18 {Strongly threatening Kc3.} Ra3+ 59. Ke2) 58… Rxf4 $11 {The
position is equal.} 59. Rc8 {a7 is the strong threat.} Ra4 60. Rc7+ Kh6 61. a7
g5 62. Kb3 Ra1 63. Kb4 g4 64. Kb5 {aiming for Rc6+.} Kg5 65. Kb6 Kf4 66. Kb5
Kf3 67. Rc3+ Kf2 68. Rc2+ Kf3 69. Rc3+ Kf2 70. Rc2+ Kf3 {Precision: White =
61%, Black = 76%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.3”]
[White “Dubov, Daniil”]
[Black “Fridman, Daniel”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E04”]
[WhiteElo “2666”]
[BlackElo “2625”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “83”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,83,0,0,0,0,0,53,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,4,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,6,6,6,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-4,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4
Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 c5 6. O-O Nc6 7. Na3 cxd4 8. Nxc4 Bc5
{E04: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3} 9. a3 a5 {LiveBook: 18 Games} 10. b3 (10. Bd2 O-O
11. Rc1 Bd6 12. Nxd6 Qxd6 13. e3 e5 14. exd4 Bg4 15. h3 Bxf3 16. Bxf3 Nxd4 {
1/2-1/2 (48) Eljanov,P (2760)-Giri,A (2798) Wijk aan Zee 2016}) 10… O-O 11.
Bb2 $1 Qc7 $146 ({Black should play} 11… Rb8 $11) ({Predecessor:} 11… Ng4
12. h3 Nh6 13. Rc1 f6 14. b4 axb4 15. axb4 Nxb4 16. Bxd4 Bxd4 17. Nxd4 {
1/2-1/2 (29) Ellis,L (2246)-Carapinha,F (1865) ICCF email 2010}) 12. Rc1 (12.
Nxd4 $14 Rd8 13. Nb5) 12… Rd8 $11 {The position is equal.} 13. Qc2 $1 Ba7 14.
Nce5 Qb8 15. Nxc6 bxc6 16. Qxc6 {And now Nxd4! would win.} Bb7 17. Qc7 Bd5 18.
Nd2 Qb5 19. Bxd5 Qxd5 20. Qc6 Rab8 (20… Qf5 {looks sharper.} 21. Qf3 Qxf3 22.
exf3 Rab8 23. Rc6 e5) 21. Qxd5 Nxd5 22. Rc4 Nc3 23. Re1 f5 24. Kf1 Ne4 25. Nxe4
fxe4 26. b4 axb4 27. axb4 Rb5 28. e3 dxe3 $1 29. fxe3 Rf5+ 30. Ke2 Rdf8 {
[#] Threatens to win with …Rf2+.} 31. Kd1 Rf2 32. Re2 Bxe3 $1 33. Rxf2 Rxf2 {
[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} 34. Bc3 Rxh2 35. Rxe4 Bf2 36. b5 Rh5 37. Re5 Rh3
38. Rxe6 Rxg3 39. Kc2 Rg5 40. b6 {[#] b7 is the strong threat.} Rb5 41. Re7
Rxb6 {aiming for …Rg6.} 42. Rxg7+ {Precision: White = 85%, Black = 87%.}
1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.3”]
[White “Demchenko, Anton”]
[Black “Areshchenko, Alexander”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B90”]
[WhiteElo “2650”]
[BlackElo “2645”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “79”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,79,0,-16,0,0,0,0,0,0,9,4,0,16,4,9,16,-5,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-18,11,
11,18,10,21,8,37,36,88,94,121,94,130,129,168,133,130,129,117,113,117,95,178,
175,166,159,879,872,1374,1257,1215,1197,29997,29998]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 {[%cal
Bg1f3,Bf3d4,Bd4f5][%mdl 32]} d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. a3 e5 {
B90: Sicilian Najdorf: Unusual White 6th moves, 6 Be3 Ng4 and 6 Be3 e5} 7. Nf5
d5 8. Bg5 d4 9. Bxf6 gxf6 (9… Qxf6 10. Nd5 Qd8 11. Qg4 Bxf5 12. Qxf5 Bd6 13.
h4 Nc6 14. Bc4 {1-0 (44) Carlsen,M (2840)-Wojtaszek,R (2750) Wijk aan Zee 2017}
) 10. Nb1 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Bxf5 (10… Qb6 {feels hotter.} 11. Nd2 Be6 12.
Bd3 Nd7 13. b4 O-O-O) 11. exf5 Qd5 12. Qd3 Qa5+ $146 ({Find the theoretical
novelty and annotate with similar games:} 12… Nc6 13. Nd2 Bh6 14. Ne4 {
1/2-1/2 (22) Schou Moldt,T (2202)-Ochsner,B (2343) Horsens 2013}) 13. Nd2 Bb4
14. O-O-O {[#] Threatens to win with Nc4.} Bxd2+ $1 15. Qxd2 Qxd2+ 16. Rxd2 Nd7
17. Bc4 Rc8 18. Bd5 Rc7 19. Re1 Kf8 20. f4 Rg8 21. Kb1 b5 22. g3 a5 23. Rf2 h6
24. fxe5 fxe5 25. f6 Rg6 26. Ref1 Nb6 27. Be4 Rg4 (27… Rg5 $14) 28. Bd3 $16
Nc4 29. Re1 Rc5 {[#]} 30. a4 $1 {[%cal Ba3a4,Ba4b5,Bb5b6,Bb6b7][%mdl 544]} Nd6
(30… bxa4 31. Bxc4) 31. axb5 e4 32. Be2 Rgg5 33. Rd1 Rgd5 34. Rf4 a4 (34…
Ke8 $16) 35. b6 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is really pushing.} Rc6 36. c4 Nxc4 $2 (
36… Re5 $16) 37. b7 Rb5 38. Rxd4 {[%cal Rd4d8]} Rxb2+ 39. Ka1 {[%cal Rd4d8]}
Kg8 40. Rg4+ {Precision: White = 83%, Black = 45%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.3”]
[White “Lenic, Luka”]
[Black “Fressinet, Laurent”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D37”]
[WhiteElo “2646”]
[BlackElo “2657”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “27”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,27,17,20,9,30,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4
O-O 6. e3 b6 7. Bd3 dxc4 {D37: Queen’s Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4} (7… c5 8. dxc5
bxc5 9. O-O Nc6 10. cxd5 exd5 11. Rc1 h6 12. h3 Be6 13. Bb5 Qb6 14. Qa4 Rfc8
15. Ne5 Nxe5 16. Bxe5 a6 17. Be2 Rd8 18. Bf3 Nd7 19. Bg3 Nf6 20. Rfd1 Rac8 21.
Be5 Nd7 22. Bg3 Nf6 23. Be5 Nd7 24. Bg3 Nf6 {1/2-1/2 (24) Anand,V (2779)
-Kramnik,V (2809) London 2016}) 8. Bxc4 Ba6 9. Bxa6 Nxa6 10. Qe2 Qc8 11. O-O c5
{LiveBook: 4 Games} 12. Rfd1 Qb7 13. dxc5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. h3 Rfd8 14.
dxc5 Nxc5 15. Rxd8+ Rxd8 {0-1 (47) Rasmussen,K (2449)-Andersen,M (2565)
Skorping 2017}) 13… Nxc5 14. Bd6 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.3”]
[White “Melkumyan, Hrant”]
[Black “Grachev, Boris”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E04”]
[WhiteElo “2642”]
[BlackElo “2654”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “133”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 15,133,0,0,-6,39,-7,-8,-5,-12,-19,-16,-17,14,19,13,20,45,52,30,32,90,85,
69,78,65,79,80,28,95,85,99,97,77,96,85,58,107,110,110,100,100,14,19,19,14,14,
22,11,21,15,54,59,90,28,43,39,243,277,318,307,295,259,263,229,371,407,382,49,
58,0,0,0,59,70,84,14,80,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,580,0,0,0,418,106,361,361,361,361,
361,361,354,112,182,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. c4 e6 2. g3 d5
3. Bg2 Nf6 4. d4 dxc4 5. Nf3 c5 6. O-O Nc6 7. Na3 cxd4 8. Nxc4 Bc5 {LiveBook:
38 Games. E04: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3} 9. b3 (9. a3 a5 10. Bd2 O-O 11. Rc1 Bd6 12.
Nxd6 Qxd6 13. e3 e5 14. exd4 Bg4 15. h3 Bxf3 16. Bxf3 Nxd4 {1/2-1/2 (48)
Eljanov,P (2760)-Giri,A (2798) Wijk aan Zee 2016}) 9… Qe7 $146 ({Predecessor:
} 9… O-O 10. Bb2 Rb8 11. Nfe5 Bd7 12. Rc1 Rc8 13. Qd2 Nxe5 14. Nxe5 Qb6 15.
Rfd1 Rfd8 16. Qf4 {1/2-1/2 (52) Short,N (2697)-Turner,M (2521) England 2012})
10. Nfe5 Nxe5 11. Nxe5 O-O 12. Bb2 Rd8 13. Rc1 Rb8 14. Qc2 Bb6 15. Rfd1 Nd7 16.
Nc4 $1 $36 {[%cal Rc4b6][%mdl 2048] White fights for an advantage.} e5 17. e3
Nf6 (17… dxe3 $14 18. Nxe3 (18. Nxb6 axb6 19. fxe3 Ra8 $14) 18… Nf6) 18.
Nxb6 $16 axb6 19. exd4 e4 20. d5 Bf5 21. Qc3 (21. Bxf6 $16 gxf6 22. Qc7) 21…
h6 (21… Ra8 $11) 22. Qe5 Qxe5 23. Bxe5 Ra8 24. Bxf6 gxf6 25. a4 Rd6 26. Rd4
Re8 27. Re1 Bg6 28. Re3 (28. Bxe4 f5 $17) (28. f3 $16) 28… f5 $11 29. f3 Re5
30. Kf2 {[%cal Rf3e4]} Rexd5 31. Rxd5 Rxd5 32. fxe4 fxe4 33. Bxe4 {[%mdl 4096]
Endgame KRB-KRB} Rd2+ {[#]} 34. Kf3 (34. Ke1 $1 $16 {[%cal Re1d2]} Rxh2 35.
Bxg6 (35. Bxb7 Rc2 $14) 35… fxg6 36. Re6) 34… Bxe4+ 35. Rxe4 Rxh2 $2 {KR-KR
} (35… b5 $14) 36. Rb4 $18 Rd2 37. Rxb6 Rd7 38. Ke4 Kg7 39. a5 h5 (39… Re7+
{keeps fighting.} 40. Kf5 h5) 40. b4 Re7+ 41. Kf4 $2 (41. Kf5 $18) 41… f6 $1
$14 42. Kf5 Re5+ 43. Kf4 Re7 44. Rd6 Kg6 45. Rd5 ({White should play} 45. b5
$16) 45… Rc7 (45… Rh7 $11 {remains equal.}) 46. Ke4 (46. b5 $16) 46… Rc3
47. Rb5 Rxg3 48. Rxb7 Ra3 49. Rb8 h4 50. Kd4 Kg7 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (50… Kf5
$11) 51. Rb7+ Kg6 52. Rb8 Kg7 53. Rc8 $2 (53. Rd8 $18 Kg6 54. Kc5) 53… h3 $2
{[%mdl 8192]} (53… f5 $16 {was called for.}) 54. Rc2 $18 Kg6 {[#]} 55. Kc5 $1
Kg5 56. Kb6 Kg4 57. a6 $2 (57. b5 $18 {has better winning chances.}) 57… Kg3
$16 58. a7 $2 ({White should try} 58. b5 $18 Ra1 59. Rc3+ (59. a7 h2 $14) 59…
Kg4 60. Rc8 (60. Rc2 Kg3 $14)) 58… h2 $11 {The position is equal.} 59. Rc1 {
Kb7 is the strong threat.} Kg2 60. Kb7 h1=Q 61. Rxh1 Kxh1 {KR-KPP} 62. b5 f5 {
[%cal Bf6f5,Bf5f4,Bf4f3,Bf3f2][%mdl 32]} 63. b6 {Black must now prevent Kc6.}
f4 64. Kc8 {Strongly threatening b7.} f3 65. b7 Rxa7 66. b8=Q {And now Qg3
would win.} f2 {aiming for …Rf7.} 67. Qxa7 {Precision: White = 45%, Black =
44%.} (67. Qf4 $5 {[%cal Rf4f2]} Kg1 68. Qg3+ Kf1 69. Kd8 $11) 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.3”]
[White “Tari, Aryan”]
[Black “Howell, David W L”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D37”]
[WhiteElo “2588”]
[BlackElo “2701”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “71”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,71,12,18,6,6,6,6,6,11,6,12,12,6,14,16,18,21,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,25,14,18,
10,22,22,22,22,25,17,20,20,20,6,6,0,8,9,25,24,28,3,7,14,10,0,10,0,13,0]} 1. d4
Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. Be2 dxc4 {D37:
Queen’s Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4} 8. O-O c5 (8… a6 9. a4 c5 10. dxc5 Nxc5 11.
Bxc4 Bd7 12. Ne5 Be8 13. a5 Ncd7 14. Nf3 Rc8 15. Be2 {1-0 (44) So,W (2773)
-Caruana,F (2795) Saint Louis 2016}) 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. Bxc4 a6 {LiveBook: 7
Games} 11. Ne5 Nxe5 12. Bxe5 Qxd1 13. Rfxd1 b5 14. Bd3 Bb7 15. Bxf6 gxf6 16.
Be4 $146 Rab8 17. Bxb7 Rxb7 18. Ne4 Be7 19. Rac1 f5 20. Nc5 Ra7 21. Kf1 a5 (
21… Rc8 $5 {[%cal Rc8c5]} 22. Nb3 Rac7 $11) 22. Ke2 a4 23. Nd3 Rd8 24. Ne5 {
[#] Rxd8+ is the strong threat.} Rxd1 25. Kxd1 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN
} Kg7 26. Rc8 Rb7 27. g3 Bd6 28. Nd3 Kf6 29. Rh8 Kg7 30. Rd8 Be7 31. Rc8 Kf6
32. h4 Bd6 {The position is equal.} 33. Rc6 Ke7 34. Rc8 Kf6 35. Rc6 Ke7 36. Rc8
{Precision: White = 49%, Black = 77%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.3”]
[White “Kazhgaleyev, Murtas”]
[Black “Ivanchuk, Vassily”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “D45”]
[WhiteElo “2570”]
[BlackElo “2727”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “74”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,74,0,0,7,0,9,18,23,-60,-57,-52,-49,-59,-27,-49,-22,-38,-30,-116,-40,
-69,0,-65,-54,-87,-70,-98,-84,-88,-63,-63,-63,-63,-61,-62,-60,-60,-61,-129,
-116,-124,-119,-198,-192,-243,-229,-454,-467,-902,-1072,-992,-822,-2404,-2241,
-29985,-29986,-29990,-29991]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c6 4. e3 Nf6 5. Nf3 Nbd7
6. Qc2 Bd6 7. b3 O-O 8. Bb2 Re8 9. Bd3 {D45: Semi-Slav: 5 e3} (9. h3 b6 10. g4
Bb7 11. g5 Ne4 12. Nxe4 dxe4 13. Qxe4 Bb4+ 14. Ke2 e5 15. Rd1 Qe7 16. Bg2 a5
17. Nxe5 {1-0 (40) Kovalenko,I (2680)-Motylev,A (2656) Tallinn 2016}) 9… Qe7
10. Rd1 {LiveBook: 4 Games} h6 11. h3 $146 {The position is equal.} ({
Predecessor:} 11. e4 e5 12. cxd5 cxd5 13. O-O exd4 {1/2-1/2 (13) Izoria,Z
(2466)-Arutinian,D (2390) Tbilisi 2001}) 11… dxc4 12. Bxc4 e5 {[%cal Be6e5,
Be5e4][%mdl 32]} 13. Be2 (13. Nh4 $11) 13… e4 $1 $15 {[%cal Re4f3]} 14. Nd2
Nb6 15. Nc4 Bf5 16. g4 Bh7 17. h4 Nfd5 18. g5 (18. Nxd5 $11 {keeps the balance.
} Nxd5 19. Nxd6 Qxd6 20. Qc5) 18… hxg5 ({Black should play} 18… Nb4 $1 $17
{[%cal Rb4c2]} 19. Qb1 Nd3+ 20. Rxd3 Nxc4 21. bxc4 exd3 22. Bxd3 Bxd3 23. Qxd3
h5) 19. hxg5 Bb4 (19… Nb4 $15 20. Qb1 Nxc4 21. bxc4 Nd3+ 22. Rxd3 exd3 23.
Bxd3 Bxd3 24. Qxd3 Qxg5) 20. Rg1 ({White should try} 20. Kd2 $11) 20… Rad8
21. Kf1 Bf5 22. Rg3 Nxc4 23. bxc4 Nxc3 24. Bxc3 Bd6 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black has
the initiative.} 25. Rg1 Bh2 26. Rh1 Bh3+ $1 27. Ke1 Qxg5 {…Qg2 is the
strong threat.} 28. Kd2 (28. Bf1 $1 $15 Bxf1 29. Kxf1) 28… Qg2 $17 29. Kc1 {
[#]} Rd6 $1 30. Kb1 {[#]} (30. Kb2 $17 {was necessary.}) 30… Rf6 $1 $19 ({
Worse is} 30… Qxf2 31. Bh5 $18) 31. f4 (31. Rhe1 $142) 31… exf3 32. Bd3 $2
(32. Bxf3 {was forced.} Qxc2+ 33. Kxc2) 32… f2 33. Rhf1 (33. d5 $142 Rh6 34.
Bd4) 33… Rxe3 34. Kb2 Qf3 35. d5 Bxf1 36. Bxf1 {[#]} Rxc3 $1 37. Qxc3 Qxd1 {
Precision: White = 26%, Black = 63%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.3”]
[White “Gonzalez Vidal, Yuri”]
[Black “Harikrishna, P.”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C07”]
[WhiteElo “2547”]
[BlackElo “2741”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “160”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 23,160,0,28,50,43,28,24,14,14,14,22,10,35,0,0,-22,-30,-12,0,-8,-3,-8,-7,
-10,-12,-11,-7,-17,0,-8,0,-4,0,-23,0,-11,7,7,12,0,9,13,15,0,0,0,0,0,0,-15,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,44,44,59,61,79,79,79,79,85,79,88,74,68,37,30,37,26,31,79,74,74,
74,79,74,75,75,85,86,89,76,77,34,34,34,34,34,34,34,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,16,34,
8,8,0,34,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,0,0,0,8,0,0,0,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e6 2.
d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. Ngf3 cxd4 5. exd5 Qxd5 6. Bc4 Qd8 7. O-O a6 8. Nb3 {C07:
French Tarrasch: 3…c5, 4 Ngf3 and 4 exd5 Qxd5} Nc6 9. Nbxd4 Nxd4 10. Nxd4 Qc7
11. Bd3 (11. Bb3 Bd6 12. Qh5 Nf6 13. Qh4 Bd7 14. Bg5 O-O-O 15. Rad1 h6 16. Bxf6
gxf6 {1/2-1/2 (24) Navara,D (2737)-Harikrishna,P (2737) Biel 2017}) 11… Nf6
12. Re1 Bd7 {LiveBook: 9 Games} 13. Qf3 O-O-O 14. Bf4 Bd6 15. Bxd6 Qxd6 16. c3
Qc7 17. Qe2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 17. b4 Kb8 18. b5 axb5 19. Nxb5 Bxb5 20. Bxb5
{1/2-1/2 (51) Bugalski,M (2250)-Zaleski,L (2267) Polanica Zdroj 2017}) 17…
Rhe8 18. Qe5 h6 19. h3 Qxe5 20. Rxe5 Kc7 21. Bc4 Bc6 22. Nxc6 Kxc6 23. Re2 Rd6
24. g3 Red8 25. Kg2 Nd7 26. Bb3 Nc5 27. Bc2 Kc7 28. Rae1 Rd2 (28… Rb6 $5 {
[%cal Rb6b2]}) 29. Kf3 R8d6 (29… R2d5 {is interesting.} 30. Kg2 Nd3 31. Rb1
Ne5 32. Bb3 Rc5) 30. Rxd2 Rxd2 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 31. Re2 Rd6
32. Ke3 Rb6 33. b4 Nd7 34. Bb3 a5 35. a3 Ra6 36. Kd4 axb4 37. axb4 Ra1 38. c4 {
[%cal Bc3c4,Bc4c5][%mdl 32]} Rb1 39. Kc3 g5 40. Re3 Rf1 41. Rf3 f5 42. c5 Nf8
43. b5 {[%cal Bb4b5,Bb5b6][%mdl 32]} Nd7 44. b6+ Kd8 45. Bxe6 Nxc5 46. Bxf5
Na4+ 47. Kd4 Nxb6 48. Be4 Rd1+ 49. Kc3 Nd5+ 50. Kc4 b5+ 51. Kxb5 Ke7 52. Kc4
Nf6 53. Bf5 Rd2 54. Kc3 Rd5 55. Re3+ Kf8 56. Bc2 (56. Bd3 {is more complex.}
Rd6 57. Kd2 Kg7 58. Re7+ Kf8 59. Re5) 56… Rd6 57. Bb3 (57. Re2 {with more
complications.} Nd5+ 58. Kc4 Nf6 59. Bd3 Kf7 60. Re5) 57… Nd5+ 58. Bxd5 $1
Rxd5 $14 {KR-KR} 59. Rd3 Rf5 60. Rd2 Kg7 61. Kd3 Re5 62. Re2 Ra5 63. Ke4 h5 64.
Rb2 Ra4+ 65. Kf5 Ra5+ 66. Ke4 Ra4+ 67. Ke3 Ra3+ {The position is equal.} 68.
Ke2 h4 69. Rb7+ Kg6 70. Rb6+ Kg7 71. Rb7+ Kg6 72. Rb6+ Kg7 73. Rb5 Kg6 74. Rb6+
Kg7 75. gxh4 gxh4 76. f3 Ra2+ $1 77. Ke3 Rh2 78. Kf4 Rxh3 79. Kg4 Rg3+ 80. Kxh4
Rxf3 {Precision: White = 61%, Black = 76%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.3”]
[White “Palac, Mladen”]
[Black “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B90”]
[WhiteElo “2535”]
[BlackElo “2741”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “61”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 30,61,21,22,26,21,32,33,33,33,60,21,48,29,115,96,98,100,111,91,121,122,
118,0,0,0,0,0,0,-18,-18,-25,0,-23]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6
5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 Ng4 7. Bc1 Nf6 8. Be3 Ng4 9. Bg5 h6 10. Bh4 g5 11. Bg3 Bg7 12.
h3 Ne5 13. Qd2 {B90: Sicilian Najdorf: Unusual White 6th moves, 6 Be3 Ng4 and
6 Be3 e5} (13. Nf5 Bxf5 14. exf5 Nbc6 15. Nd5 e6 16. fxe6 fxe6 17. Ne3 Qa5+ 18.
c3 Nf3+ 19. Qxf3 Bxc3+ 20. Kd1 Qa4+ 21. Nc2 Bxb2 {1/2-1/2 (62) Nakamura,H
(2785)-Grischuk,A (2742) Sharjah 2017}) 13… Nbc6 14. O-O-O Nxd4 15. Qxd4 Be6
16. Nd5 {LiveBook: 7 Games} Rc8 17. f4 Bxd5 18. exd5 gxf4 $146 ({Predecessor:}
18… Qc7 19. c3 gxf4 20. Bxf4 Bf6 {1/2-1/2 (48) Oliveira (2566)-Poehr,A (2410)
ICCF email 2010}) 19. Bxf4 Kf8 {aiming for …Nc4.} 20. Qf2 Qa5 21. a3 Rc5 {[#]
} (21… Nd7 $11) 22. Bd2 $1 $16 {[%cal Rd2a5]} Qa4 {[%csl Gc5][%cal Ra4c2]}
23. Be3 Rc8 24. Kb1 Qe4 25. Rd4 Qg6 26. Bd3 (26. Rf4 $16) 26… Nxd3 $11 27.
Rxd3 Qf6 $1 {[%cal Rf6b2]} 28. Qxf6 Bxf6 29. Bd4 Bxd4 30. Rxd4 h5 31. Rf1 {
Precision: White = 63%, Black = 50%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.4”]
[White “Harikrishna, P.”]
[Black “Gonzalez Vidal, Yuri”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C55”]
[WhiteElo “2741”]
[BlackElo “2547”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “176”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 23,176,17,44,8,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,-6,0,-26,-18,-16,-10,-25,-7,0,0,-16,0,0,10,
-4,0,-8,0,-12,0,0,0,-31,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-8,0,0,0,0,0,-8,0,0,
0,-13,-10,-22,0,-6,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-293,-293,-293,-293,-293,-293,
-358,-357,-355,-345,-513,-497,-406,-396,-688,-616,-1432,-1391,-1713,-1554,
-1470,-1483,-1553,-1528,-1524,-1530,-916,-1302,-5197,-1517,-1517,-1443,-1293,
-1269,-962,-955,-883,-757,-542,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,
-8,-8,-8,-8,0,-8,0,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3
Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. Re1 d6 7. a4 Na5 8. Ba2 {C55: Two
Knights: 4 d3, 4 d4 exd4 5 e5 and Max Lange Attack} c5 9. c3 Nc6 10. Na3 {
[%cal Bb1a3,Ba3c4,Bc4e3,Be3g4][%mdl 32]} h6 (10… a6 11. Bd2 Rb8 12. Nc2 Be6
13. Bxe6 fxe6 14. b4 b5 15. Qe2 Qd7 {1/2-1/2 (54) Duda,J (2707)-Naiditsch,A
(2710) Linares 2017}) 11. h3 Re8 12. Bd2 a6 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 13. Nc4 Be6 14.
Ne3 Bxa2 15. Rxa2 d5 16. exd5 Nxd5 {And now …Nf4 would win.} 17. Ng4 $146 Nf4
18. Bxf4 (18. Nfxe5 $5 {[%cal Rd2f4]} Qd5 19. Bxf4 Qxa2 20. b3 Nxe5 21. Nxe5
$11) 18… exf4 19. Ra1 Qd5 20. Nge5 Rad8 21. Nxc6 Qxc6 22. Qc2 Bd6 23. Rxe8+
Rxe8 24. Re1 Rxe1+ 25. Nxe1 Qd5 26. b3 Be5 (26… g5 {is interesting.} 27. Nf3
Qf5 28. Qe2 Kf8 29. Kf1 b6) 27. Nf3 Bf6 28. Kf1 (28. d4 $5) 28… Kf8 29. d4
cxd4 30. cxd4 Ke7 31. Qc4 Kd6 32. Ke2 h5 33. Kd3 b5 34. axb5 axb5 35. Qc3 Qf5+
36. Kd2 Qd5 37. h4 g6 38. Ke2 Qe4+ (38… Qc6 $5 {[%cal Rc6c3]} 39. Qb4+ Ke6
$11) 39. Kd2 Qd5 40. Qb4+ Ke6 41. Qc3 Kd6 42. Qd3 Bd8 43. Ke2 Bf6 44. Kf1 Ke7
45. Qc3 Kd6 46. Kg1 Kd7 47. Kh2 Kd6 48. Kh1 Kd7 49. Kg1 Kd6 50. Kf1 Kd7 51. b4
$2 {[%mdl 8192]} (51. Kg1 $11) 51… Qc4+ $19 52. Qxc4 bxc4 {[%mdl 4096]
Endgame KB-KN} 53. Ke2 Kc6 54. Kd2 Kb5 55. Kc3 Be7 56. Ne5 (56. Ng5 $142 Bxb4+
57. Kc2) 56… Bxb4+ 57. Kc2 Be1 58. Nxf7 $2 (58. f3 Bxh4 59. Kc3) 58… Bxf2
59. Ne5 Bxh4 60. Nxg6 Bg3 61. Ne5 Bf2 62. Kc3 Be1+ 63. Kc2 Ba5 64. Ng6 Bc7 65.
Kc3 {[#]} Bd6 (65… f3 $142 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 66. gxf3 Bg3) 66. Nh4 Bb4+ 67. Kc2
Kc6 68. Ng6 Bd6 69. Kd2 Kd5 70. Kc3 {[#]} f3 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 71. gxf3 $11 {
The position is equal.} Bg3 {Threatens to win with …h4.} 72. Ne7+ Ke6 73. Ng6
$1 Kf6 74. Kxc4 Kxg6 {KB-KPP} 75. Kd3 $1 h4 76. Ke2 $1 h3 {( -> …h2)} 77. Kf1
Bh2 {[#]} 78. f4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kf5 (78… Bxf4 79. Kg1) 79. d5 $1 Kf6 80. Kf2
Kf5 (80… Bxf4 $2 81. Kg1 $19) 81. Kf1 Kf6 82. Kf2 Kg6 83. Kf1 Kf5 84. Kf2
Kxf4 85. d6 Kg4 86. d7 Bc7 87. Kg1 (87. d8=Q $5 Bxd8 88. Kg1 $11) 87… Kf5 88.
Kh1 (88. d8=Q $5 Bxd8 89. Kh2 $11) 88… Ke6 {Precision: White = 62%, Black =
52%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.4”]
[White “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”]
[Black “Palac, Mladen”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B90”]
[WhiteElo “2741”]
[BlackElo “2535”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “63”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,63,-19,15,5,20,11,16,0,22,14,42,16,6,21,30,29,43,35,57,16,41,32,29,
25,17,-14,-11,-25,-23,-20,0,-29,0,-42,-42,-67,0,-17,0,-4,0,-12,-18,-32,-10,
-120,-128,-122]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Nb3 e6
{B90: Sicilian Najdorf: Unusual White 6th moves, 6 Be3 Ng4 and 6 Be3 e5} (6…
e5 7. Bg5 Be7 8. Bxf6 Bxf6 9. Qd3 Be6 10. O-O-O Be7 11. Nd5 Bxd5 12. Qxd5 Qc7
13. Kb1 O-O 14. Na5 Nc6 15. Nc4 Rad8 {1-0 (50) Grischuk,A (2737)
-Nepomniachtchi,I (2767) Doha 2016}) 7. g4 b5 8. Bg2 Bb7 9. g5 Nfd7 {LiveBook:
8 Games} 10. a3 Be7 11. O-O Nc6 12. f4 O-O 13. Qh5 g6 14. Qh6 $146 ({Find the
theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 14. Qe2) 14… Re8 15.
Be3 Rc8 16. Rad1 b4 17. axb4 Nxb4 18. Rf2 (18. Rd2 {is more complex.} Bf8 19.
Qh4 h5 20. Qf2 Qc7 21. h4) 18… Qc7 19. Qh3 (19. Rdf1 {is interesting.} Bf8
20. Qh3 Bg7 21. Bd4 e5 22. fxe5 Nxe5 23. Bxe5 Rxe5 24. Rxf7 Re7 25. Rxe7 Qxe7
26. Na5) 19… Bf8 20. Rdf1 Bg7 21. f5 Ne5 22. fxe6 fxe6 23. Nd4 Qd7 24. Rd1
Re7 25. Nb3 Qc7 26. Nd4 Qd7 (26… Rce8 $1 $15 27. Bf1 Nc4 28. Bxc4 Qxc4) 27.
Qg3 Rf8 28. Rxf8+ Kxf8 29. Bh3 {[#] Nxe6+ is the strong threat.} Qe8 30. b3 Kg8
31. Nde2 (31. Bf4 $11) 31… Nxc2 $17 32. Rxd6 {Precision: White = 28%, Black
= 52%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.4”]
[White “Ivanchuk, Vassily”]
[Black “Kazhgaleyev, Murtas”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “E70”]
[WhiteElo “2727”]
[BlackElo “2570”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “87”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 22,87,17,7,58,62,96,102,85,78,76,89,85,75,115,102,116,85,95,56,91,83,76,
85,60,69,54,71,85,18,61,76,135,128,332,147,161,171,342,334,297,321,639,590,610,
457,432,231,472,434,602,572,599,455,763,755,755,754,739,727,702,642,1104,1098,
1148,851,1602,1574]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 O-O 5. Bd3 d6 6. Nge2
Nc6 7. O-O e5 8. d5 Nd4 9. Nxd4 exd4 10. Ne2 Re8 11. f3 c5 12. Bg5 b5 $146 {
E70: King’s Indian: Miscellaneous lines with 4 e4, including 5 Nge2 and 5 Bd3
0-0 6 Nge2} (12… h6 $11 13. Bf4 Qe7) ({Predecessor:} 12… Qc7 13. Qd2 Nd7
14. f4 b5 15. b3 bxc4 16. bxc4 Nf6 17. Bxf6 Bxf6 18. Ng3 Rb8 19. Rae1 Bg7 20.
Kh1 {1/2-1/2 (50) Moiseenko,A (2710)-Fier,A (2628) Biel 2015}) 13. cxb5 $14 a6
14. a4 {[%cal Ba2a4,Ba4b5][%mdl 32]} Qc7 {White is better.} 15. Qc2 Nd7 {[#]}
16. Bf4 $1 axb5 17. axb5 Rb8 18. b4 Qb6 19. Rfc1 Bb7 20. Qd2 Rbc8 21. Rab1 Ra8
22. Kh1 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is really pushing.} Ra3 23. Bc4 Rea8 24. bxc5
dxc5 25. h3 (25. Ng1 $16) 25… h5 26. Rc2 Kh7 (26… Qf6 $142) 27. Nc1 $16 f5
$2 {[#]} (27… R8a4 $16 28. Nd3 Rc3) 28. Nd3 (28. exf5 $18 {is the precise
move to win. Strongly threatening Nb3.} gxf5 29. d6) 28… fxe4 29. fxe4 Nf6 $2
(29… Qd8 {was necessary.} 30. b6 Nxb6) 30. Re1 $18 Re8 31. Ne5 g5 $2 (31…
Qa5 32. Qxa5 Rxa5) 32. Bh2 Qa5 {intending …Qxd2.} 33. Qxa5 Rxa5 34. Bf1 (34.
Nc6 $142 Ra3 35. e5) 34… Nxe4 $2 (34… Ra3 {was called for.}) 35. Bd3 {
White is clearly winning.} ({Inferior is} 35. Rxe4 Ra1 $17) 35… Bxd5 36. Rxc5
$1 ({Stronger than} 36. Rxe4 Bxe4 37. Bxe4+ Kg8 $14) 36… Ba8 37. Nc6 ({
Weaker is} 37. Bxe4+ Bxe4 38. Rxe4 Ra1+ 39. Bg1 d3 $16) 37… Kh6 (37… Bxc6
$142 38. Rxc6 Rxb5) 38. Nxa5 Nf2+ 39. Kg1 Rxe1+ 40. Kxf2 Re3 41. Rc8 Bd5 42.
Rd8 Be6 43. Bc4 Bf6 44. Rd6 {Precision: White = 58%, Black = 31%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.4”]
[White “Howell, David W L”]
[Black “Tari, Aryan”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A28”]
[WhiteElo “2701”]
[BlackElo “2588”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “100”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,100,6,18,11,10,6,13,3,22,15,34,14,15,5,18,12,15,0,30,24,31,26,27,32,
26,30,54,0,75,77,231,183,218,196,209,213,198,112,175,164,189,42,39,21,69,45,64,
68,116,14,20,13,17,22,24,0,0,0,0,-41,-41,-41,-16,-12,-16,-26,-4,-41,-41,-41,
-41,-41,-41,-41,-41,-41,-41,-41,-41,-41,0]} 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4.
e3 Bb4 5. Qc2 Bxc3 6. Qxc3 Qe7 7. Be2 d5 {A28: English Opening: Four Knights
Variation} 8. d4 exd4 9. Nxd4 Nxd4 10. Qxd4 c5 11. Qh4 dxc4 {LiveBook: 3 Games}
12. Qxc4 (12. Bxc4 Be6 13. Be2 Nd5 14. Bb5+ Kf8 15. Qe4 Bd7 16. Qc4 Be6 17. Qe4
Bd7 18. Qc4 Be6 {1/2-1/2 (18) Giri,A (2775)-Aronian,L (2809) Geneve 2017})
12… O-O 13. O-O b6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13… Rd8 14. Qc2 b6 15. b3 a5 16.
Bb2 Ba6 17. Bxa6 Rxa6 18. Rad1 Raa8 19. h3 h6 20. Rfe1 Rxd1 21. Rxd1 {1/2-1/2
(21) Scherer,R (2589)-Korabliov,A (2423) ICCF email 2013}) 14. Rd1 a5 (14…
Be6 $5 {[%cal Re6c4]} 15. Qh4 Rad8 $14) 15. Qb3 Qc7 16. f3 {[%cal Bf2f3,Bf3f4,
Bf4f5][%mdl 32]} Be6 17. Qc2 Nd5 18. a3 Rfd8 19. Bf1 Qe5 20. e4 Ne7 21. f4 Qc7
22. f5 Rxd1 23. Qxd1 Bd7 24. Bg5 (24. Bd2 $14) 24… f6 (24… Nc6 $11) 25. Bh4
$36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is under strong pressure.} Nc6 $2 (25… Bc6 $16 {
was necessary.}) 26. Bg3 Qd8 {[#]} 27. Qd5+ $1 Kh8 28. Bb5 Qc8 29. Qd6 ({
White should try} 29. Rd1 $18 Be8 30. Qd6) 29… h6 (29… Ra7 $16) 30. Re1 Ra7
31. h3 (31. Bc4 $18) 31… Nd4 $14 32. Bxd7 Rxd7 33. Qxb6 Rb7 $1 {[%cal Rb7b6]}
34. Qa6 Qd7 {[#]} 35. Qxa5 (35. e5 $1 $16 {[%cal Re5e6]} fxe5 36. Bxe5 Nxf5 37.
Rf1 (37. Qxa5 Qd5 $16)) 35… Rxb2 $11 36. Qxc5 Ne2+ 37. Kh2 {And now Qe3
would win.} Qd3 $1 {[%cal Rd3g3]} ({Don’t play} 37… Nxg3 $6 38. Qc3 $16 (38.
Kxg3 Qd2 $14)) 38. Qf2 {aiming for e5.} Qxe4 39. a4 {Threatens to win with a5.}
Qd3 40. Qf3 (40. a5 $5 {[%cal Re1a1]}) 40… Qxf3 41. gxf3 $15 {[%mdl 4096]
Endgame KRB-KRN} Nd4+ 42. Kh1 Ra2 43. Re4 Rxa4 (43… Nxf5 {looks sharper.} 44.
Bc7 Kg8 45. a5 Kf7 46. Kg1 h5) 44. Be1 (44. Rf4 {keeps more tension.} h5 45.
Bf2 Ra1+ 46. Kg2 Nc6 47. Rh4) 44… Ra1 $1 {Black is slightly better.} 45. Rxd4
{Black must now prevent Re4.} Rxe1+ {KR-KR} 46. Kg2 Re5 47. Rf4 Kh7 48. Kg3 h5
49. h4 Kh6 50. Kf2 g5 {Precision: White = 57%, Black = 53%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.4”]
[White “Fressinet, Laurent”]
[Black “Lenic, Luka”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B30”]
[WhiteElo “2657”]
[BlackElo “2646”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “72”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,72,27,27,31,27,20,20,28,8,11,6,6,5,14,0,6,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
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. e4 c5 2. Nf3 {[%cal
Bg1f3,Bf3d2,Bd2f1,Bf1e3,Be3d5][%mdl 32]} Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. Bc4 Be7 5. d3 d6 6.
Nd2 Nf6 7. Nf1 Nd7 8. Ne3 Nb6 9. Ncd5 O-O 10. O-O Nxd5 11. Nxd5 Be6 {B30:
Sicilian: 2…Nc6 3 Bb5, lines without …g6} (11… Bg5 12. f4 exf4 13. Bxf4
Ne5 14. Bxe5 dxe5 15. Kh1 Kh8 16. Qe2 Qd6 17. Ne3 Bxe3 18. Qxe3 Be6 19. b3 {
1/2-1/2 (41) Tiviakov,S (2674)-Neverov,V (2502) St Petersburg 2012}) 12. f4
exf4 13. Bxf4 Nb4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13… Na5 14. Qd2 Nxc4 15. dxc4 Re8 16.
Rad1 Bf8 17. b3 Qd7 18. h3 Qc6 19. Nc3 {0-1 (72) Polivanov,A (2431)-Voloshin,L
(2449) Alushta 2011}) 14. Nxb4 cxb4 {The position is equal.} 15. Bxe6 fxe6 16.
Qg4 Qd7 17. e5 d5 18. Bh6 {[%csl Gh6][%cal Rg4g7] [#]} Bc5+ 19. d4 Bb6 20. Bd2
a5 21. c3 bxc3 22. bxc3 Rxf1+ 23. Rxf1 Rf8 24. Rf6 (24. Rb1 $5 {[%cal Rb1b6]}
Bd8 25. a4 $11) 24… Re8 25. h4 Bd8 26. Rf3 Rf8 27. Rxf8+ Kxf8 28. h5 Qf7 29.
Bg5 Bxg5 30. Qxg5 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQ-KQ} Ke8 31. h6 gxh6 32. Qxh6 Kd7
33. Qc1 Qh5 34. Qa3 Qd1+ 35. Kf2 {[#] Hoping for Qd6+.} Qd2+ 36. Kg3 {And now
Qd6+ would win.} Qe3+ {Precision: White = 64%, Black = 82%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.4”]
[White “Grachev, Boris”]
[Black “Melkumyan, Hrant”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D35”]
[WhiteElo “2654”]
[BlackElo “2642”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “61”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 13,61,12,27,10,22,0,0,0,0,0,14,14,13,0,0,0,0,0,0,-13,0,-62,-67,-95,-88,
-84,-41,-69,0,0,0,-63,-93,-205,-189,-202,-156,-223,350,351,343,313,5473,5473,
5118,5110,29991,29992,29996,29997]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 Nxd5
5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 c5 7. Rb1 Be7 {LiveBook: 26 Games. D35: Queen’s Gambit
Declined: Exchange Variation} 8. Bc4 O-O 9. Ne2 Nc6 {The position is equal.}
10. O-O b6 11. Be3 Bb7 12. Nf4 Rc8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12… cxd4 13. cxd4 Rc8
14. Nxe6 fxe6 15. Bxe6+ {1-0 (44) Shankland,S (2646)-Ganguly,S (2654) Edmonton
2016}) 13. Nxe6 fxe6 14. Bxe6+ Kh8 15. Bxc8 Qxc8 16. Qa4 Na5 $36 {[%mdl 2048]
Black has some pressure.} 17. dxc5 ({White should play} 17. f3 $1 $11) 17…
Bc6 $1 $15 {[%cal Rc6a4]} 18. Qd1 Bxe4 19. Rb4 Ba8 {[%mdl 1024] Black has
strong compensation.} 20. Rg4 bxc5 ({Black should try} 20… Bxc5 $15 21. Bd4
Bxd4 22. Qxd4 Qc7) 21. Bg5 $11 Nc6 22. Qe2 ({Better is} 22. Re1 $1 $11 Qc7 23.
Bxe7 Nxe7 24. Qe2) 22… Bd6 $1 $15 23. Rd1 (23. Re4 $17) 23… Ne5 $19 24. Rg3
Qc6 25. Bf4 (25. Be7 $17 Bxe7 26. Qxe5) 25… Qe8 $4 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (25…
Rxf4 $19 26. Qxe5 Rf6) 26. Rxd6 $18 Nf3+ 27. Kf1 Qa4 $2 (27… Nxh2+ 28. Ke1
Bxg2) 28. Bh6 gxh6 29. gxf3 {[#] Threatening mate with Qe5+.} Qf4 30. Qe7 {
[%csl Gg3][%cal Re7g7]} Qc4+ 31. Kg1 {Precision: White = 45%, Black = 56%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.4”]
[White “Areshchenko, Alexander”]
[Black “Demchenko, Anton”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C72”]
[WhiteElo “2645”]
[BlackElo “2650”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “159”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 15,159,29,35,42,37,45,44,43,53,44,44,12,12,0,0,0,16,8,16,10,37,14,50,24,
48,11,28,11,13,7,8,14,21,13,20,10,9,8,10,6,129,127,118,109,119,118,150,97,305,
203,188,84,87,94,104,92,93,16,127,108,118,89,210,198,190,130,132,119,141,131,
400,404,706,0,558,615,662,672,591,584,656,656,645,656,656,600,598,591,569,552,
521,366,861,377,357,1237,1186,1620,5081,250,250,250,29952,29958,29975,29976,
29976,29977,29979,29977,29978,29978,29977,29972,29972,0,29977,29975,29975,
29967,29965,29967,29974,29957,29974,29975,29975,29966,29962,29963,29976,0,
29979,29977,29976,7361,29968,29972,29969,29969,29985,29986,29986,29987,29991,
29992]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 d6 5. O-O Bd7 6. c4 Nf6 7. Nc3 Be7
{[%cal Bf8e7,Be7f6,Bf6e5][%mdl 32] C72: Ruy Lopez: Deferred Steinitz: 5 0-0} (
7… Bg4 8. h3 Bxf3 9. Qxf3 Nd7 10. Bxc6 bxc6 11. d3 g6 12. Qe2 Bg7 13. f4 exf4
14. Bxf4 O-O 15. Kh1 {0-1 (56) Tabatabaei,M (2509)-Safarli,E (2641) Bandar e
Anzali 2017}) 8. Bxc6 Bxc6 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 9. Qc2 O-O {White is slightly
better.} 10. d4 exd4 11. Nxd4 Nd7 12. b3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12. Be3 Bf6 13.
a4 Ne5 14. Qe2 Bd7 15. Rad1 {1-0 (96) Rambaldi,F (2490)-Semenova,I (2215) Graz
2015}) 12… Bf6 13. Nxc6 bxc6 14. Bb2 Re8 15. Rad1 Qe7 16. Rfe1 Be5 17. g3 g6
18. Kg2 (18. f4 $5 {[%cal Rf4e5]} Bf6 19. Na4 $14) 18… Rab8 19. Ba3 (19. f4
$5 {[%cal Rf4e5]} Bg7 20. Na4 $14) 19… Qe6 20. Ne2 c5 21. Qd2 a5 22. Nc3 {
Black should prevent Nb5.} Nb6 23. Nb5 Qc8 24. f4 Bg7 25. Qd3 (25. e5 $5) 25…
Qb7 26. Qf3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Threatening e5! White is pushing.} a4 {[#]} 27. e5
$1 {[%mdl 512] Threatens to win with Qxb7.} dxe5 (27… Bf8 $11) 28. Qxb7 $16 (
28. Bxc5 $6 e4 $11) 28… Rxb7 29. Bxc5 axb3 30. axb3 e4 31. Nxc7 (31. Rxe4
$142 $1 Rxe4 32. Rd8+ Bf8 33. Bxf8 (33. Rxf8+ Kg7 $11)) 31… Rc8 $2 (31…
Rxc7 $16 {is a better defense.} 32. Bxb6 Rb7) 32. Bxb6 Rxb6 33. Nb5 (33. Nd5
$18 {and the rest is easy.} Re6 34. Rc1) 33… f5 34. Rd7 Ra6 35. Re2 Bf8 36.
Red2 (36. Rc2 $16) 36… Ra1 (36… Bb4 $1 $11 {remains equal.}) 37. Rb7 Rca8
38. Nc3 $1 R1a7 (38… Bg7 $16 {was called for.} 39. Na4 Re8) 39. Rxa7 $18 Rxa7
{[%mdl 4096] Endgame [#] KRB-KRN} 40. Nd5 (40. Rc2 $1 $18) 40… Kf7 $16 41. b4
Ke6 42. c5 {And now c6 would win.} Ra3 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} ({Avoid the trap} 42…
Rd7 $2 43. c6 $18) (42… Kd7 $16) 43. c6 $18 {Black must now prevent c7.} e3 (
43… Bd6 $142 44. c7 Kd7) 44. c7 $2 (44. Nc7+ $18 Kf6 45. Rd8) 44… Ra8 $2 {
[%mdl 8192]} (44… exd2 $11 {and Black stays safe.} 45. c8=Q+ Kxd5 46. Qxf8
Kc4 47. Qc5+ Kd3) 45. Rc2 ({Not} 45. Nxe3 Bd6 $16) 45… Kxd5 46. c8=Q Rxc8 47.
Rxc8 Bxb4 {…e2 is the strong threat. KR-KB} 48. Kf3 Ke6 49. Rh8 h5 50. Kxe3
Bc5+ 51. Kf3 Kf7 {If only Black now had time for …Bf8….} 52. Rc8 Bd4 53.
Rc7+ Kg8 $2 (53… Ke6 54. Rc8 Ke7) 54. Ke2 Bg1 55. Rc1 Bd4 56. Kd3 Bf6 57. h3
$2 (57. Rc6 Kg7 58. Rc7+ Kh6 59. Rc6) 57… Kf7 58. Rc7+ Kg8 $2 (58… Ke6 $18
59. Rc6+ Kf7 60. Rc7+ Ke6 61. Rc6+ Kf7 62. Rc7+) 59. Kc4 Bb2 60. Kd5 Ba1 61.
Ke6 Bb2 62. Rc5 Kg7 63. Rc2 Bd4 64. Rg2 Bc3 65. Rc2 Bd4 66. Rc7+ Kg8 67. Ke7
Kg7 68. Rd7 Bc3 69. Rd1 Bb2 70. Ke6 Bc3 71. Rc1 Bd4 72. Rc4 Bb2 73. Rc7+ Kg8 $1
74. Rc2 Bd4 {[#]} 75. Rg2 (75. g4 $142 $1 fxg4 76. hxg4 Kg7 77. Rc7+ Kg8 78.
gxh5 gxh5 79. f5 Ba1 80. f6) 75… Kf8 76. g4 {White mates.} fxg4 77. hxg4 Be3
78. gxh5 gxh5 79. f5 {[%cal Bf4f5,Bf5f6][%mdl 32]} h4 80. f6 {Precision: White
= 49%, Black = 30%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.4”]
[White “Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son”]
[Black “Adhiban, B.”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D43”]
[WhiteElo “2629”]
[BlackElo “2670”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “141”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 25,141,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-8,0,0,0,0,11,9,18,0,5,0,0,0,6,0,2,0,19,0,14,0,4,
0,9,0,0,0,24,21,25,18,29,16,48,34,27,33,68,57,75,67,94,62,72,47,41,29,34,7,10,
11,16,0,0,0,0,0,0,-14,-14,-23,-19,-107,-7,-16,-18,-16,0,0,215,0,0,0,0,0,177,52,
39,7,60,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. Nf3 d5
2. d4 c6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 Be7 7. Qc2 g6 8. e3 Bf5 9. Bd3
Bxd3 10. Qxd3 Nbd7 {[%cal Bb8d7,Bd7b6,Bb6c4][%mdl 32]} 11. Bh6 Ng4 {D36:
Queen’s Gambit Declined: Exchange Variation: Main line (5 Bg5 c6 6 Qc2)} (11…
a5 12. O-O Bf8 13. Bf4 Be7 14. h3 O-O 15. Nd2 Re8 16. Rae1 Nh5 17. Bh2 f5 18.
Re2 Nhf6 19. f3 {1-0 (32) Ivanchuk,V (2710)-Wang,H (2717) Huaian 2016}) 12. Bf4
O-O 13. O-O Re8 {LiveBook: 9 Games} 14. Rab1 (14. h3 $5 {[%cal Rh3g4]} Ngf6 15.
a3 $11) 14… a5 15. Qc2 Nb6 16. h3 Nf6 17. Ne5 Nfd7 18. Nd3 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 18. Nxd7 Qxd7 19. Na4 Nxa4 20. Qxa4 Ra6 21. Rfc1 Rea8 22. Rc3 Bb4
23. Rcc1 Rb6 {1/2-1/2 (57) Gonda,L (2448)-Steingrimsson,H (2435) Budapest 2005}
) 18… Nc4 19. Rbc1 Bg5 20. b3 Ncb6 $1 21. Bh2 Be7 22. Qb2 Ra7 23. Rb1 Nf8 24.
Qc2 Nc8 25. Rfe1 Bd6 26. Ne5 f6 27. Nf3 Bxh2+ 28. Nxh2 Nd6 29. e4 dxe4 30. Nxe4
Ra8 31. Nc5 b6 32. Rxe8 Nxe8 33. Na4 Rc8 34. Ng4 h5 35. Ne3 Kg7 36. Rd1 Nd6 37.
Qd3 Nd7 38. d5 c5 39. Nc3 Ne5 40. Qe2 Qd7 41. Nc4 Nexc4 42. bxc4 Re8 43. Qd3
Qf5 44. Qxf5 gxf5 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} 45. Na4 Nxc4 46. Rc1 Re4
47. Nc3 Re5 48. Nb5 (48. Na4 $11) 48… Nd2 (48… Nb2 $1 $17 49. Nc3 Kf7) 49.
Nc7 {And now d6 would win.} Ne4 50. Rb1 c4 51. Rxb6 Nd2 $2 {[#]} (51… h4 $11
{and Black is okay.}) 52. g3 $2 ({White must play} 52. f3 $1 $18) 52… Re1+
53. Kg2 {Threatens to win with d6.} Ne4 54. Ne6+ Kh6 $2 {[#]} (54… Kf7 $11)
55. Nd4 (55. Rb7 $1 $18 {White threatens Nf8 and mate.} Ng5 56. Nd4) 55… Kg6
56. Rc6 c3 (56… Rd1 $11 57. Ne6 (57. Rxc4 Rd2 $11) 57… Kf7) 57. f3 (57. Ne6
$14) 57… Rd1 {Strongly threatening …Rd2+.The position is equal.} 58. Ne2
Rd2 59. Kf1 Rd1+ 60. Kg2 Rd2 61. fxe4 Rxe2+ {KR-KR} 62. Kf3 Rxe4 63. Rxc3 {
Rd3 is the strong threat.} Rd4 64. Rc5 Rd3+ 65. Kf4 a4 66. Ra5 h4 67. gxh4 {
Black must now prevent h5+!} Rxh3 68. d6 Rxh4+ 69. Ke3 Kf7 70. d7 Ke7 71. Rxf5
{Precision: White = 47%, Black = 50%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.4”]
[White “Salgado Lopez, Ivan”]
[Black “Jobava, Baadur”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C10”]
[WhiteElo “2627”]
[BlackElo “2702”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “136”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,136,33,30,30,33,35,51,18,29,25,32,12,33,19,33,21,27,14,16,20,15,11,
22,13,20,14,9,7,13,0,0,-12,0,0,3,-25,0,-38,-9,-3,0,-11,0,0,0,0,0,-6,0,-7,-7,-8,
-18,-12,-9,-13,-8,-116,-8,-129,-123,-121,0,-6,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-6,0,0,0,0,
0,-9,-9,-24,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-7,-8,-7,0,-75,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bd7 5. Nf3 Bc6 6. Bd3 Nd7
7. Qe2 Ngf6 8. Nxf6+ Nxf6 {C10: French with 3 Nc3: Unusual Black 3rd moves and
3…dxe4} 9. Bb5 (9. Bf4 Nd5 10. Bd2 Nb4 11. Bxb4 Bxb4+ 12. c3 Bd6 13. Be4 Bxe4
14. Qxe4 c6 15. O-O Qa5 16. a4 {1/2-1/2 (74) Bromberger,S (2535)-Melkumyan,H
(2653) Germany 2016}) 9… Qd5 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 10. Bxc6+ Qxc6 {White has
an edge.} 11. O-O Bd6 12. c4 O-O 13. Re1 Rfe8 14. Bg5 $146 ({Find the
theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 14. Bd2 b6 15. Bc3 Qb7
16. b4 {1/2-1/2 (65) Brzeski,M (2260)-Piesik,P (2022) Leba 2008}) 14… Be7 15.
Ne5 Qd6 16. Rad1 Nd7 17. Qf3 f6 18. Nxd7 Qxd7 19. Be3 Bb4 20. Rf1 c6 21. a3 Bd6
22. h4 {[%cal Bh2h4,Bh4h5][%mdl 32]} a5 23. h5 h6 24. Qg4 Qf7 25. Rfe1 a4 26.
Re2 f5 27. Qf3 e5 (27… Rad8 {keeps more tension.} 28. g3 Rd7 29. Red2 Red8
30. d5 cxd5 31. cxd5 e5) 28. dxe5 Bxe5 29. Bd4 Bxd4 30. Rxd4 Rxe2 31. Qxe2 $11
{[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} Re8 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black has good play.} 32.
Qf3 Qf6 (32… Qe7 {looks sharper.} 33. g3 Qe2 34. Qxe2 Rxe2 35. Rd8+ Kh7) 33.
Qc3 (33. Qd1 {with more complications.} c5 34. Rd2 Qe5 35. g3 f4 36. g4) 33…
c5 34. Rd5 {next Qxf6 is good for White.} Qxc3 35. bxc3 {KR-KR} Re1+ 36. Kh2 b6
37. Kg3 (37. Rd8+ $11 {keeps the balance.} Kf7 38. Ra8) 37… Re4 ({Better is}
37… Ra1 $17 38. Rd8+ Kh7) 38. Rd6 (38. Rxf5 $11 {was the only way to keep
the balance.} Rxc4 39. Rf3) 38… Rxc4 39. Rxb6 Kh7 (39… Rxc3+ $17 40. f3
Rxa3) 40. f3 Rxc3 41. Rc6 Rc4 42. Ra6 Rd4 43. Ra5 Rc4 44. Ra6 Kg8 45. Ra7 Kf8
46. Kh3 Rd4 47. Ra5 c4 48. Rxa4 Ke7 49. Kg3 Kd6 50. Kf2 $1 f4 (50… Kc5 $5 {
[%cal Rc4c3]} 51. Ke2 Rd8 52. Ra5+ Kb6 $15) 51. Ke2 Kc5 52. Ra7 Kb6 53. Ra4 Kb5
54. Rb4+ Kc5 55. Rb7 Kc6 56. Rb4 Kc5 57. Rb7 Rd5 58. Rxg7 c3 {[#] Hoping for ..
.Kc4.} 59. Rc7+ Kd4 60. Kd1 Kd3 61. Kc1 (61. Rc6 $11) 61… Rg5 (61… Rxh5 $17
{[%cal Rh5h1]} 62. Rd7+ Ke3) 62. Rd7+ {The position is equal.} Kc4 63. Rc7+ Kd3
64. Rd7+ Ke3 65. Kc2 Rxg2+ 66. Kxc3 Kxf3 {aiming for …Rg5.} 67. Rd6 Rg5 68.
Rxh6 Rf5 {Precision: White = 51%, Black = 55%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.4”]
[White “Fridman, Daniel”]
[Black “Dubov, Daniil”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A04”]
[WhiteElo “2625”]
[BlackElo “2666”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “78”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,78,20,13,7,9,0,0,-14,-21,-22,-22,-19,-29,-43,-21,-25,-32,-39,-22,-55,
-55,-56,-55,-55,-52,-62,-62,-62,-62,-63,-45,-49,-46,-45,-9,-8,-14,-60,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 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. Bd3 {
A35: Symmetrical English: 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 Nf3} Na5 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 12. Qc2 Bg7
$146 ({Predecessor:} 12… Bc6 13. Ne5 Bg7 14. Bf4 Bxg2 15. Rg1 Bc6 16. O-O-O
Qe7 17. Nxc6 Qa3+ 18. Kd2 Nxc6 {1/2-1/2 (36) Van Oosterom,C (2380)-Epishin,V
(2572) Helmond 2012}) 13. O-O O-O 14. Bf4 Rc8 15. Ne5 Nc6 16. Nxd7 Qxd7 17. Qe2
Rfe8 (17… e5 $5 18. dxe5 Nxe5 19. Bxe5 Bxe5 $15) 18. Rfd1 e5 19. dxe5 Bxe5
20. Be4 Qe7 21. Bxc6 Bxf4 22. Qxe7 Rxe7 23. Rd7 Rxd7 24. Bxd7 Rxc3 $15 {
[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} 25. Ba4 a6 26. Rd1 b5 27. Bb3 Kf8 28. g3 Bc7 29.
Rd2 Bb6 (29… a5 $15) 30. Rd6 $11 {The position is equal.} Bc5 31. Rxa6 Rf3
32. Ra5 Rf5 33. Kh1 Bxf2 34. a4 Be3 35. Rxb5 Rf1+ 36. Kg2 Rf2+ 37. Kh1 Rf1+ 38.
Kg2 Rf2+ 39. Kh1 Rf1+ {Precision: White = 71%, Black = 58%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.4”]
[White “Erdos, Viktor”]
[Black “Amin, Bassem”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E63”]
[WhiteElo “2619”]
[BlackElo “2699”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “62”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 24,62,12,0,0,0,0,0,14,14,20,15,17,0,0,0,0,0,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,-10,0,0,0,0,0,
-13,5,4,14,10,12,0,0,0,0]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. O-O d6
6. d4 Nc6 7. Nc3 a6 8. Qd3 e5 9. dxe5 {E63: King’s Indian: Fianchetto: Panno
Variation with 7…a6} dxe5 10. Qxd8 Rxd8 11. Bg5 Re8 12. Nd2 Nd4 13. Rfd1 {
LiveBook: 4 Games. The position is equal.} Ne6 14. Bxf6 Bxf6 15. Rac1 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 15. e3 Bd8 16. b4 f5 {1/2-1/2 (35) Schreiner,P (2444)-Ding,L
(2695) Athens 2012}) 15… Kg7 16. c5 Nxc5 17. Nd5 Ne6 18. Nxc7 Nxc7 19. Rxc7
Rd8 {Hoping for …Bg5.} 20. Bxb7 Bxb7 21. Rxb7 e4 22. Kf1 Rd5 23. Ke1 Rad8 24.
Rc7 Bxb2 25. Rc2 $1 {[%cal Rc2b2]} Be5 26. Rdc1 f5 27. e3 g5 (27… Bc3 $5 28.
Rxc3 Rxd2 $11) 28. h3 h5 29. Ke2 g4 30. hxg4 hxg4 31. Nb3 R8d7 {Precision:
White = 68%, Black = 49%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.4”]
[White “Sevian, Samuel”]
[Black “Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B12”]
[WhiteElo “2610”]
[BlackElo “2674”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “70”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 25,70,8,0,0,3,13,16,17,22,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-14,18,0,0,0,29,16,29,40,48,
34,209,196,272,273,264,266,252,249,265,156,179,152,250,268,258,234,625,625,
1579]} 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 c5 6. Be3 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Ne7
8. c4 Nbc6 9. Qa4 {B12: Caro-Kann: Advance Variation} a6 10. Nc3 (10. Na3 Qa5+
11. Qxa5 Nxa5 12. O-O dxc4 13. Nxf5 Nxf5 14. Bb6 Bxa3 15. bxa3 Nc6 16. f4 g5
17. Bxc4 gxf4 {0-1 (59) Leko,P (2734)-Le,Q (2681) Dortmund 2010}) 10… dxc4
11. O-O-O Qa5 12. Qxa5 Nxa5 13. Nxf5 Nxf5 {LiveBook: 15 Games} 14. Bb6 Nc6 15.
f4 Rc8 16. Bxc4 Bb4 17. Bb3 $146 Ba5 18. Bf2 h5 19. Kb1 Bxc3 $1 20. bxc3 b5 21.
Bb6 O-O 22. Rd7 Rb8 23. Bf2 Na5 24. h3 Rfc8 25. g4 {[%cal Bg2g4,Bg4g5,Bg5g6,
Bg6f7][%mdl 32]} Nh6 26. g5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is under pressure.} ({
Inferior is} 26. gxh5 Nxb3 27. axb3 Rxc3 $17) 26… Nf5 $2 {[#]} ({Black
should try} 26… Nxb3 $14 27. axb3 Nf5) 27. g6 $1 $18 {[%cal Rg6f7][%mdl 512]}
Nxb3 (27… Nc4 $142) (27… fxg6 28. Bxe6+) 28. gxf7+ Kf8 29. axb3 Nh6 30. Ba7
Ra8 31. Bd4 (31. Rg1 $18) 31… Rc6 32. Rg1 Nxf7 (32… a5 $16 33. Kb2 b4) 33.
Rg6 Rd8 34. Rb7 Nh8 $2 {[#]} (34… Nh6 35. Rgxg7 Rb8) 35. Rgxg7 a5 {Precision:
White = 78%, Black = 43%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.4”]
[White “Hovhannisyan, Robert”]
[Black “Rodshtein, Maxim”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C50”]
[WhiteElo “2594”]
[BlackElo “2695”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “93”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 11,93,20,20,12,8,6,23,18,22,22,29,20,22,21,31,27,27,14,25,15,22,-8,-8,
-7,10,14,14,22,18,20,20,0,0,0,0,0,6,0,0,-36,-34,-31,-43,-45,-50,-97,-102,-126,
-125,-123,-117,-133,-137,-160,-105,-149,-93,-179,-180,-182,-202,-187,-176,-190,
-82,-106,-92,-71,0,-72,-41,-143,-141,-141,-136,-124,-90,-147,0,-132,0,-141,0,
-129]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Na4 Bb6 {LiveBook:
28 Games. C50: Hungarian Defence and Giuoco Pianissimo} 7. O-O (7. c3 h6 8. h3
Be6 9. Bxe6 fxe6 10. O-O O-O 11. b4 Ne7 12. Nb2 c6 13. a4 Ng6 14. a5 {1-0 (49)
Giri,A (2768)-Anand,V (2793) London 2014}) 7… Na5 8. Bd5 $146 ({Find the
theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 8. Bb3 Bd7 9. Bd2 O-O 10.
c4 Nc6 11. h3 h6 12. Nxb6 axb6 {1/2-1/2 (50) Ynojosa Aponte,F (2405)-Perez
Mitjans,O (2475) Badalona 2013}) 8… O-O 9. a3 Be6 10. Bxe6 fxe6 11. b4 Nc6
12. c3 Qd7 13. Nb2 a6 14. Nc4 Ba7 15. a4 b5 16. Ne3 d5 17. Re1 Bxe3 (17… Bb6
{looks sharper.} 18. axb5 axb5 19. Rxa8 Rxa8 20. exd5 exd5 21. Nc2 Ra2) 18.
Bxe3 dxe4 19. dxe4 {Hoping for Qxd7.} Qxd1 20. Rexd1 Nxe4 21. Rdc1 Nd6 22. Ng5
Rfe8 23. axb5 Nxb5 24. g3 a5 25. bxa5 Rxa5 26. Kg2 Nd6 27. Rxa5 Nxa5 28. Rd1
Nac4 29. Bc5 h6 30. Nf3 Rb8 31. Ra1 Rb5 32. Ra8+ Kh7 (32… Kf7 $142 33. Ba3
Nxa3 34. Rxa3 Kf6) 33. Ba3 Rd5 ({Better is} 33… Rb3 34. Bc5 Ne4) 34. Ra4 {[#]
} (34. Bxd6 $17 cxd6 35. Rc8) 34… c5 $1 $19 35. Ng1 e4 36. Bc1 Rd1 37. Ne2 e5
(37… g5 $19 {is more deadly.} 38. Be3 Nxe3+ 39. fxe3 Kg7) 38. g4 $17 Re1 39.
Ra2 Rd1 (39… Kg8 $17) 40. h4 (40. Ra4 $1 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 40… Rd3
41. g5 (41. Ra6 $15) 41… Nf5 42. gxh6 Nxh4+ 43. Kh2 Nf3+ 44. Kg2 (44. Kh3
$142) 44… Nh4+ 45. Kh2 $1 Nf3+ 46. Kg2 $1 Nh4+ 47. Kh2 $1 {Precision: White
= 43%, Black = 52%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.4”]
[White “Antipov, Mikhail Al”]
[Black “Tomashevsky, Evgeny”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A15”]
[WhiteElo “2578”]
[BlackElo “2710”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “188”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,188,27,35,0,0,0,0,0,14,23,17,-18,51,49,44,44,44,44,43,44,44,50,67,66,
67,70,77,80,70,33,88,97,91,44,108,0,80,74,66,53,54,50,62,63,64,56,64,64,64,65,
65,56,87,47,54,43,43,35,56,42,35,26,35,8,8,0,38,40,56,39,83,102,89,102,65,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-56,0,-373,0,0,0,-86,0,-94,24,20,31,45,76,96,131,135,135,
14,135,124,135,133,115,36,37,29,29,29,29,30,100,16,102,20,16,14,21,6,62,62,62,
62,62,62,62,62,62,62,62,0,66,16,35,0,0,-22,22,4,29,12,14,30,43,29,30,0,74,42,
42,42,43,43,43,43,43,43,43,0,43,43,43,43,43,43,43,43,43,43,43,0,43,0,43]} 1. c4
Nf6 2. Nf3 c5 3. g3 b6 4. Bg2 Bb7 5. O-O e6 6. e3 {A30: Symmetrical English:
Double Fianchetto and Hedgehog} (6. Nc3 Be7 7. d4 cxd4 8. Qxd4 a6 9. Bg5 h6 10.
Bxf6 Bxf6 11. Qf4 O-O 12. Rfd1 Ra7 13. Rac1 Ba8 14. b3 Qc7 15. Qd2 Bxf3 16.
Bxf3 {1/2-1/2 (51) Lintchevski,D (2569)-Kamsky,G (2678) St Petersburg 2017})
6… Be7 7. d4 cxd4 8. exd4 d5 9. Ne5 O-O 10. Re1 Na6 (10… Qc8 $11) 11. Nc3
$14 Nc7 12. Bf4 Rc8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12… a6 13. Rc1 Rc8 14. Qa4 {1-0 (38)
Heigerer,S (2037)-Wertjanz,D (2268) St Johann im Pongau 2016}) 13. Rc1 Ba8 14.
Nb5 Nxb5 15. cxb5 Bd6 16. Rxc8 Qxc8 17. Qa4 Qb8 18. Rc1 Bb7 19. Bg5 Rd8 (19…
Bxe5 $14 20. dxe5 Qxe5 21. Bxf6 gxf6) 20. Ng4 $16 Be7 21. Bf4 Bd6 (21… Qa8 $1
$14 22. Bg5 Rc8 23. Rxc8+ Qxc8) 22. Bg5 Be7 $1 23. Rc3 Rc8 24. Bf4 Qa8 25.
Rxc8+ Qxc8 26. Ne5 a6 27. Bf1 {[%cal Rb5a6]} a5 28. Nc6 Bf8 29. Qc2 Ne8 30. Bd3
g6 31. a4 Kg7 32. h4 (32. Qc1 $5 {[%cal Rf4h6]}) 32… Bd6 33. Bd2 Qc7 34. Kg2
(34. h5 $5) 34… Nf6 35. Qc1 Ng8 36. Bg5 {Threatens to win with Bd8.} (36. h5
$5) 36… Bxc6 37. bxc6 h6 38. Be3 h5 39. Bb5 {Bf4 is the strong threat.} Ne7
40. Bh6+ Kh7 41. Bg5 Kg7 42. Qc3 ({White should try} 42. Bf4 $14) 42… Nf5 $11
43. Ba6 Ne7 44. Bb7 (44. Bxe7 $5 Qxe7 45. Bd3 $14) 44… Nf5 45. Qd3 Be7 46.
Bf4 Bd6 47. Bd2 Be7 48. Qa6 (48. Qc3 $11) 48… Bd6 (48… Nxd4 $15 49. Bf4 e5)
49. Bc3 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (49. Qd3 $11 {and White stays safe.}) 49… Ne7 $2
(49… Bxg3 $1 $19 {[%mdl 512]} 50. fxg3 Qxg3+ 51. Kf1 Qe3) 50. Qa8 Nf5 {
[%cal Rd6g3]} 51. Kf1 (51. Qa6 $11) 51… Be7 (51… Qe7 $1 $17 {[%cal Re7f6]}
52. Qa6 g5 53. hxg5 Qxg5) 52. Bc8 {[#]} (52. Qa6 $11) 52… Nd6 (52… Nxg3+ $1
$17 {[%mdl 512]} 53. fxg3 Qxg3) 53. Ba6 Bf6 54. Bd3 Be7 55. b4 Bd8 56. bxa5
bxa5 {[#]} 57. Kg2 (57. Bd2 $1 $16) 57… Qb6 {[#]} (57… Qc8 $1 $11 58. Qxc8
Nxc8) 58. Bd2 $1 $16 Bc7 59. Bh6+ Kh7 60. Be3 (60. Bg5 $16 {Hoping for Qf8.}
Qxd4 61. Qf8) 60… Qb8 $1 $14 {[%cal Rb8a8]} 61. Qa6 Qb6 62. Qxb6 Bxb6 $11 {
[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBB-KBN} 63. Bf4 Bc7 (63… Ne8 $11) 64. f3 (64. Be5 $16)
64… Ne8 (64… Kg8 $11 {remains equal.}) 65. Bg5 (65. Bxc7 $16 Nxc7 66. g4)
65… Kg7 66. Ba6 Nd6 67. g4 f6 (67… Nc4 $11) 68. Bf4 $14 Kf7 69. Bd3 Kg7 70.
Kf1 Kf7 71. Ke2 Kg7 72. Ke3 Kf7 73. Bf1 (73. Bg3 $14) 73… Kg7 ({Better is}
73… Ke7 $11) 74. Kd3 (74. Be2 {seems wilder.} Kf7 75. Bd3 Ke7 76. Ke2 Kf7 77.
Bc2) 74… Kf7 75. Bc1 Nc8 76. Ke3 Nd6 77. Ba6 Kg7 78. Kd3 Kf7 79. Bf4 Ke7 80.
Ke2 Kf7 81. Bd3 Kg7 $1 82. g5 f5 $1 83. Be5+ Kf7 84. Ke3 Ke7 85. Ba6 Kf7 86.
Kd3 Ke7 87. Bc8 Kf7 88. Bd7 Ke7 89. Kc2 Kf7 90. Bc8 Ke7 91. Ba6 Kf7 92. Kd2 Ke7
93. Ke3 Kf7 94. Kf4 Ke7 {Precision: White = 42%, Black = 54%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.4”]
[White “Karthikeyan, Murali”]
[Black “Vallejo Pons, Francisco”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C42”]
[WhiteElo “2574”]
[BlackElo “2717”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “116”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 13,116,12,13,-1,0,0,16,-15,0,0,0,-29,-20,-50,-45,-58,-62,-47,-40,-35,
-46,-44,-50,-76,-8,-11,0,-10,24,18,11,18,22,21,26,0,0,0,0,-12,0,-25,-2,-48,-25,
-25,-25,-28,-14,-21,-21,-27,-19,-37,-35,-22,0,-36,0,-14,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,-66,0,0,0,0,0,-7,0,0,0,0,1,1,1,-11,0,0,0,0,1,1,1,0,0,-8,-8,-8,0,0,0,0,0]}
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. d4 Be7 7. d5 {C42:
Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves} (7. Bd3 O-O 8. O-O Re8 9.
h3 Nbd7 10. Ne2 d5 11. Ng3 Bf8 12. Re1 Rxe1+ 13. Qxe1 c5 14. c3 cxd4 15. cxd4
Nb6 {0-1 (52) Wei,Y (2709)-Bu,X (2715) Shenzhen 2016}) 7… O-O {LiveBook: 9
Games} 8. h3 Nbd7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 8… Re8 9. Be2 Nbd7 10. O-O Nc5 11. Re1
Bf8 12. Bg5 h6 13. Be3 g6 14. Qc1 Kh7 {1/2-1/2 (31) Al Qudaimi,B (2396)
-Vakhidov,T (2446) Dubai 2014}) 9. Be2 Nc5 10. Nd2 h6 11. O-O Bf5 12. Bf3 Re8
13. g4 Bh7 14. b4 Ncd7 15. a3 a5 {Strongly threatening …axb4.} 16. Rb1 axb4
17. axb4 Nb6 18. Bg2 Nfd7 (18… Rc8 $17) 19. f4 $11 Bf6 20. Nde4 Na4 (20…
Bh4 {is more complex.} 21. f5 Ne5 22. Be3 Nbc4 23. Bd4 Kh8) 21. Nxf6+ Nxf6 22.
Nxa4 $1 Rxa4 23. f5 Nd7 24. Qd3 Kh8 25. Bf4 f6 26. Qg3 Ra2 27. Rf2 Ne5 28. h4
Nf7 29. Qb3 Qa8 30. Qc4 Re7 31. Rbf1 Qa7 32. Kh1 Ra1 33. Kh2 Rxf1 34. Rxf1 Bg8
35. Qd3 Qb6 36. c3 Qa7 37. Qg3 Bh7 38. g5 hxg5 39. hxg5 fxg5 40. Bc1 Qa2 41.
Bxg5 Nxg5 42. Qxg5 Qe2 43. f6 (43. Rf4 $11) 43… gxf6 (43… Rf7 $15) 44.
Qxf6+ {The position is equal.} ({Reject} 44. Rxf6 Rg7 $17) 44… Rg7 {[%csl
Gg7][%cal Re2g2] [#]} 45. Rf2 Qe7 46. Qf4 (46. Bh3 {seems wilder.} Qxf6 47.
Rxf6 Re7 48. Be6 Kg7 49. Rf2) 46… Qg5 47. Qxg5 Rxg5 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame
KRB-KRB} 48. Ra2 b6 49. Ra7 Rg7 50. Bh3 Bg8 51. Ra8 Kh7 52. c4 b5 53. cxb5 Bxd5
54. Rc8 (54. Rb8 {with more complications.} Kg6 55. b6 cxb6 56. Rxb6 Kf6 57.
Rxd6+ Ke5 58. Rh6) 54… Kg6 55. Rd8 Kf6 {[#]} 56. b6 $1 {[%mdl 512]} cxb6 57.
Rxd6+ Ke5 58. Rxb6 Rb7 {Precision: White = 49%, Black = 55%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.4”]
[White “Bacallao Alonso, Yusnel”]
[Black “Fedoseev, Vladimir”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A01”]
[WhiteElo “2573”]
[BlackElo “2731”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “48”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 12,48,-42,-48,-33,-30,-18,-22,-19,-70,-58,-67,-74,-109,-106,-135,-140,
-136,-63,-173,-184,-168,-165,-176,-130,-323,-288,-368,-380,-376,-378,-422,-426,
-414,-402,-773,-748,-702,-721]} 1. b3 d5 2. Bb2 c5 3. e3 Nf6 4. Nf3 g6 5. Bxf6
(5. c4 dxc4 6. Bxc4 Bg7 7. O-O Nc6 8. d4 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Nxd4 10. Bxd4 O-O 11. Nc3
Bd7 12. Nd5 Bc6 13. Nxf6+ Bxf6 14. Bxf6 exf6 15. Qxd8 Rfxd8 {0-1 (48) Topalov,
V (2793)-Carlsen,M (2868) Stavanger 2013}) 5… exf6 6. d4 {A06: Réti Opening:
1 Nf3 d5} Nc6 7. Be2 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Be6 $146 ({Find the theoretical
novelty and annotate with similar games:} 7… Bd6 8. O-O O-O 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10.
Nc3 Be6 11. Nb5 Re8 {0-1 (48) Stremavicius,T (2434)-Kveinys,A (2542) Viljandi
2017}) 8. O-O {Black is slightly better.} Bd6 9. c3 O-O 10. Nbd2 ({Better is}
10. dxc5 $11 Bxc5 11. Nbd2) 10… cxd4 $15 11. exd4 Rc8 12. c4 Bb4 13. c5 Bc3
14. Rc1 Bxd4 (14… Bb2 $17 15. Rb1 Bxd4 16. Nxd4 Nxd4) 15. b4 {[#]} (15. Nxd4
$15 Nxd4 16. Nf3 Nxe2+ 17. Qxe2) 15… Bb2 $1 $19 {[%cal Bd4b2,Bb2c3,Bc3d2,
Bd2c3][%mdl 32]} 16. Rb1 Bc3 17. Qa4 Bf5 18. b5 $2 (18. Rbc1 $17 d4 19. a3)
18… Qa5 19. Qf4 {[#]} Nd4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 20. Nxd4 {aiming for N2b3.} Bxd2
21. Qf3 Bxb1 22. Rxb1 Rxc5 23. Qxf6 (23. Rd1 $142 Rc1 24. Rxc1 Bxc1 25. Qb3)
23… Qxa2 24. Rd1 Bc3 {Precision: White = 19%, Black = 78%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.4”]
[White “Fier, Alexandr”]
[Black “Bacrot, Etienne”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D31”]
[WhiteElo “2569”]
[BlackElo “2728”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “98”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,98,5,0,47,25,8,0,0,0,0,-36,-7,-5,0,-54,-54,-34,-45,-46,-36,-73,-41,
-45,-41,-38,-30,-31,-22,-73,-66,-47,0,-93,-75,-96,-97,-87,-95,-98,-108,-96,
-106,-265,-272,-328,-325,-428,-412,-458,-435,-433,-405,-545,-533,-625,-628,
-654,-610,-638,-611,-598,-591,-721,-681,-664,-666,-858,-839,-900,-779,-925,
-863,-945,-945,-1400,-1370,-1539,-1750,-2194,-2110,-5493,-5318]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4
e6 3. Nc3 Be7 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bf4 c6 6. e3 Bf5 7. g4 Be6 8. h4 Nd7 9. h5 {
D31: Queen’s Gambit Declined: Semi-Slav without …Nf6 (+ Marshall Gambit and
Noteboom) and Exchange Variation lines without …Nf6} (9. g5 h6 10. g6 f5 11.
h5 Ngf6 12. f3 Nb6 13. Qc2 O-O 14. Bd3 Qd7 15. Qh2 Nc4 16. b3 Nd6 {0-1 (58)
Van Kampen,R (2643)-Bruzon Batista,L (2643) Linares 2017}) 9… Nh6 10. Be2 {
LiveBook: 21 Games} f5 {[%cal Rh6g4]} 11. gxf5 $146 {White is slightly better.}
({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 11. Bxh6 gxh6
12. gxf5 Bxf5 13. Bd3 Bxd3 14. Qxd3 Nf6 15. Nf3 Bb4 16. Ne5 Qe7 {1/2-1/2 (57)
Pultorak,J (2296)-Keinanen,T (2337) Prague 2016}) 11… Bxf5 12. Bd3 Bg5 13.
Nge2 O-O 14. Rg1 Bxf4 15. Nxf4 Qe7 16. Qc2 (16. Qe2 $11) 16… Bxd3 $15 17.
Nxd3 Rf5 18. O-O-O Rxh5 19. Ne2 Rg5 20. Rh1 Re8 21. Nef4 Nf6 22. Ne5 Ne4 23.
Nf3 (23. Rh2 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 23… Rg4 $17 24. Ne5 Rg5 (24… Rxf4 $5
25. exf4 Qf6 $11) 25. Rdg1 (25. Nf3 $11) 25… Nf7 26. Rxg5 Qxg5 27. f3 {
And now Nxf7 would win.} Nf6 ({Reject} 27… Nxe5 $6 28. dxe5 Rxe5 29. fxe4 $11
) 28. Ng4 {[#]} Rxe3 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 29. Nxe3 Qxf4 30. Qe2 $2 {[#]} (30. Re1
$17 {might work better.}) 30… Ng5 $1 $19 ({Weaker is} 30… Qxd4 31. Ng4 $17)
31. Kb1 Nxf3 32. Nc2 Qe4 33. Qxe4 dxe4 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KNN} ({Not}
33… Nxe4 34. Kc1 $19) 34. Ne3 h5 35. Nf5 g6 {Black is clearly winning.} 36.
Ne3 Ng4 37. Nd1 Kf7 38. Kc2 Kf6 39. b4 Kf5 40. Kc3 Kf4 41. b5 cxb5 42. Nb2 h4
43. a4 a6 44. axb5 axb5 45. Kb4 Nf2 46. Rf1 e3 47. Kxb5 Nxd4+ 48. Kc5 Nf3 49.
Kd5 h3 {[%mdl 32768] Precision: White = 31%, Black = 84%. . An unexpected
result.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.4”]
[White “Goganov, Aleksey”]
[Black “Andreikin, Dmitry”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C42”]
[WhiteElo “2567”]
[BlackElo “2708”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “86”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,86,0,23,-14,-10,-12,35,-11,-21,-20,60,22,98,103,86,-7,0,-2,-8,-101,
-90,-99,-99,-85,-100,-94,-100,-100,-37,-261,-264,-287,-276,-363,-370,-439,-388,
-397,-395,-384,-308,-289,-305,-291,-293,-301,-302,-306,-275,-301,-294,-295,
-267,-331,-236,-473,-469,-556,-556,-529,-523,-669,-659,-791,-773,-738,-745,
-745,-485]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7
7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 {C42: Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves}
Nd7 9. O-O-O c6 10. Kb1 d5 {LiveBook: 6 Games} 11. Nd4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11.
c4 Nb6 12. cxd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Be6 14. Rhe1 Bb4 15. c3 Be7 {1/2-1/2 (26) Vachier
Lagrave,M (2744)-Giri,A (2793) Baku 2015}) 11… Re8 12. h4 Nb6 13. b3 c5 14.
Ne2 d4 (14… Bg4 $11) 15. cxd4 $14 Nd5 (15… c4 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 16.
Bg5 f6 17. Bf4 (17. Be3 $16) 17… c4 $1 $11 {Strongly threatening …Bb4.} 18.
Nc3 {aiming for Nxd5.} cxb3 19. axb3 (19. Nxd5 $1 $11 bxa2+ 20. Ka1 Qxd5 21. c4
) 19… Bb4 $1 $36 {[%cal Rb4c3][%mdl 2048] White is under strong pressure.}
20. Bc4 Be6 21. Bxd5 Bxd5 22. Qd3 {[#]} Bxc3 $1 23. Qxc3 {[#]} a5 (23… Rc8 $1
$17 {[%cal Rc8c3]} 24. Qg3 Be4) 24. Bc7 $2 ({Better is} 24. Qc7 $15) 24… Qd7
$19 {White must now prevent …Rec8.} 25. Bxa5 Qb5 ({Weaker is} 25… Bxg2 26.
Rhg1 $17) 26. Bb4 Rec8 27. Qd2 Be4 28. Rc1 {With the idea Kb2.} Qa6 {[%csl Ga8]
[%cal Ra6a2]} 29. Ba5 Qxa5 30. Qxa5 Rxa5 31. f3 Bg6 32. Kb2 Rca8 33. c4 Ra2+
34. Kc3 Rxg2 35. h5 Bf5 36. d5 Kf7 37. c5 $2 (37. Kb4 {keeps fighting.}) 37…
Rg3 {Black is clearly winning.} 38. Ra1 Rxf3+ 39. Kb4 Rf4+ 40. Kb5 Rc8 41. Ra7
Bd3+ 42. Kb6 Rb4+ 43. Ka5 Rb5+ {Precision: White = 35%, Black = 64%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.4”]
[White “Batchuluun, Tsegmed”]
[Black “Adams, Michael”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D37”]
[WhiteElo “2566”]
[BlackElo “2738”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “116”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 24,116,22,18,18,18,22,19,22,19,27,16,19,18,22,22,19,19,22,20,34,22,17,
20,18,0,0,0,0,-24,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-14,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
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. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. c5 c6 8. h3 b6 {
D37: Queen’s Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4} 9. b4 a5 10. a3 h6 11. Qc1 Bb7 12. Bd3 Qc8
13. O-O {LiveBook: 6 Games} Ba6 14. Bxa6 Qxa6 15. Qb2 Rfc8 {[#]} 16. Rfb1 $146
({Predecessor:} 16. Rfc1) 16… Bd8 17. Bd6 axb4 18. axb4 Qb7 $1 19. Rxa8 Rxa8
20. Ra1 Rxa1+ 21. Qxa1 Ne8 {[%cal Bf6e8,Be8c7,Bc7e6][%mdl 32]} 22. Bg3 Bc7 23.
Bxc7 Nxc7 24. Ne1 bxc5 25. bxc5 e5 26. dxe5 Nxe5 27. Ne2 {The position is
equal.} Nd7 28. Nd3 Ne6 29. Qc3 Qb1+ 30. Kh2 Qb5 31. Nd4 Qc4 32. Qxc4 dxc4 $11
{[%mdl 4096] Endgame KNN-KNN} 33. Nb4 Ndxc5 {And now …Nxd4 would win.} 34.
Ndxc6 Nd3 35. Kg1 Nxb4 36. Nxb4 {KN-KN} Kf8 37. Nd5 Nc5 (37… Nc7 $5 38. Nc3 (
38. Nxc7 $2 c3 $19) 38… Ke7 $11) 38. Kf1 f5 39. Ke2 Kf7 40. f3 Ke6 41. Nc7+
Ke5 42. f4+ Kf6 43. Ne8+ Kg6 44. Nd6 c3 45. g4 fxg4 46. hxg4 Kf6 (46… c2 $5
47. Kd2 $8 Nd3 48. Kxc2 Nf2 $11) 47. Kd1 g5 48. Kc2 gxf4 49. exf4 Ne6 50. Ne4+
Kf7 51. f5 Ng7 52. Ng3 Kf6 53. Kxc3 h5 54. Ne4+ Kf7 55. Nd6+ Kf6 56. Ne4+ Kf7
57. gxh5 {[#] Hoping for Ng3.} Nxf5 58. Kc4 (58. h6 $5) 58… Kg7 {Precision:
White = 69%, Black = 83%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.4”]
[White “Pourramezanali, Amirreza”]
[Black “Yu, Yangyi”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A00”]
[WhiteElo “2534”]
[BlackElo “2750”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “80”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,80,0,0,-34,-6,-19,0,0,36,0,0,0,-7,-8,-8,-2,-7,-7,-12,-14,-19,-44,-49,
-52,-26,-32,-16,-22,0,0,0,-20,-16,-35,-7,-8,0,-13,-13,-21,0,-61,-64,-92,-71,
-244,-239,-499,-502,-494,-481,-933,-906,-29992,-29993,-29993,-739,-29994,
-29995,-29995,-29996,-29996,-29997]} 1. g3 d5 2. Bg2 g6 3. d3 Bg7 4. Nd2 c5 5.
e4 dxe4 6. dxe4 Nc6 7. Ngf3 Nf6 8. O-O O-O 9. Qe2 Qc7 10. c3 e5 {LiveBook: 3
Games. A08: King’s Indian Attack} 11. a4 h6 (11… b6 12. Re1 Rd8 13. Nf1 h6
14. N3d2 Bg4 15. f3 Be6 16. Ne3 Na5 17. Nec4 Nc6 {1/2-1/2 (27) Blanco Gramajo,
C (2552)-Dos Santos,M (2433) ICCF email 2011}) 12. Nc4 Be6 {The position is
equal.} 13. Nfd2 Rfe8 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with
similar games:} 13… a6 14. Ne3 Rfd8 15. f4 exf4 16. gxf4 Na5 17. Ra3 Rab8 {
1/2-1/2 (41) Heerlein,G (1708)-Varkonyi,M (1627) Bad Neustadt/Saale 2008}) 14.
Re1 Rad8 15. Nf1 Bxc4 16. Qxc4 Na5 {[%cal Bc6a5,Ba5b3,Bb3c1][%mdl 32]} 17. Qe2
Nb3 18. Rb1 Nxc1 19. Rbxc1 h5 20. Qb5 Bh6 {Threatens to win with …a6.} 21.
Rcd1 a6 22. Qc4 Qc6 23. a5 b5 24. axb6 $1 Qxb6 25. Qa2 (25. Ra1 $5 {[%cal
Ra1a6]} Re6 26. Ra2 $11) 25… Kg7 26. Bf3 a5 27. Rb1 Rd6 28. Qc4 Rb8 29. Bd1
Qb5 (29… h4 $5) 30. Qa2 ({White should play} 30. Qxb5 $11 Rxb5 31. f3) 30…
Qd3 (30… h4 $5) 31. Be2 Qxe4 {[#] Hoping for …Bd2.} 32. Bc4 $2 (32. Qxa5
$17 Rdb6 33. Qxc5) 32… Qf5 $19 {…Ne4 is the strong threat.} 33. h3 $2 (33.
Ra1 {is a better defense.}) 33… Ne4 34. Rxe4 Qxe4 35. Bxf7 (35. b3 $142 h4
36. gxh4) 35… Rf8 36. Bc4 {[#]} Rxf2 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 37. Kxf2 Rf6+ 38. Kg1
Be3+ {Black mates.} 39. Nxe3 Qxe3+ 40. Kh1 Rf2 {Precision: White = 34%, Black
= 61%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.4”]
[White “Sambuev, Bator”]
[Black “Wei, Yi”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A06”]
[WhiteElo “2529”]
[BlackElo “2748”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “161”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,161,-18,2,26,0,23,-22,8,18,23,22,21,20,14,16,13,14,16,17,24,22,17,6,
14,5,17,22,29,26,33,31,27,6,13,2,6,1,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,7,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
-1,-8,0,0,0,-2,-1,-5,-1,-1,-1,-1,0,-8,-8,-8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,1,1,0,0,
0,1,1,1,0,1,0,0,0,2,0,2,0,2,2,8,1,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-1,0,-7,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. e3 d5 4. b3 c5
5. Bb2 Nc6 6. cxd5 exd5 7. d4 cxd4 {A13: English Opening: 1…e6} 8. Nxd4 Bb4+
9. Bc3 {LiveBook: 10 Games} Qb6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9… Bd6 10. Nxc6 bxc6 11.
Bd3 O-O 12. Nd2 c5 13. O-O d4 14. exd4 cxd4 15. Bb2 {1/2-1/2 (30) Szabo,A
(2315)-Sundararajan,K (2469) Zalakaros 2016}) 10. Bb5 O-O {[#] Strongly
threatening …Qa5.} (10… Bc5 {feels hotter.} 11. O-O O-O 12. Nxc6 Qxb5 13.
Ne5 Bf5) 11. Nxc6 (11. Bxb4 {with more complications.} Nxb4 12. Nc3 a6 13. Bd3
Qd6 14. Rc1) 11… Bxc3+ (11… Bg4 {seems wilder.} 12. Qc2 bxc6 13. Bxb4 Rfc8
14. Bd3 Qxb4+ 15. Nd2 a5) 12. Nxc3 bxc6 13. Be2 c5 14. O-O Be6 15. Na4 Qa5 16.
Qe1 Qxe1 17. Rfxe1 Rfc8 18. Rac1 {White wants to play Ba6.} c4 19. f3 (19. bxc4
{looks sharper.} dxc4 20. Red1 Rab8 21. f3 Nd5 22. e4) 19… cxb3 20. axb3 Rxc1
21. Rxc1 d4 22. exd4 Bxb3 23. Nc5 Bd5 24. Na6 Rd8 {The position is equal.} 25.
Rc7 Be6 26. Rxa7 Kf8 27. Nb4 Rxd4 28. Nc6 Rd6 29. Ra8+ Ne8 30. Ne5 {[#] Black
must now prevent Bb5.} Ke7 31. Ra7+ Kf8 32. Ra8 {aiming for Bb5.} Ke7 33. Bb5
Nc7 34. Ra7 Kf6 35. Rxc7 {Nd7+ is the strong threat.} Kxe5 $11 {[%mdl 4096]
Endgame KRB-KRB} 36. Be8 Kf6 37. Kf2 Rd8 38. Bb5 Rd5 39. Rb7 Rd2+ 40. Kg3 Rb2 {
And now …Bd5 would win.} 41. Bc6 Rxb7 42. Bxb7 {KB-KB} g5 43. Kf2 Ke5 44. Ke3
h6 45. g3 f6 46. Be4 Kd6 47. Kd4 Ke7 48. Kc5 Kf8 49. Kd6 (49. Bd5 $5 {[%cal
Rd5e6]} Ke7 50. Be4 $11) 49… Bc4 50. Bd5 Be2 51. Ke6 Kg7 52. Kf5 Bd3+ 53. Be4
Bb5 {[%cal Rb5d7]} (53… Bf1 {is interesting.} 54. Bc2 Bc4 55. Ke4 Kf7 56. Ba4
Ke7) 54. Ke6 Bc4+ 55. Bd5 Bf1 56. Kf5 Bd3+ 57. Ke6 Bf1 58. Be4 Bc4+ 59. Kd6 Bf1
60. Bd5 Bd3 61. Kc5 Bf5 62. g4 Bd3 63. Kd4 Bg6 64. Be4 Bf7 65. Kc5 h5 66. h3
Be8 67. Bd3 Bf7 68. Kd6 hxg4 69. hxg4 Be8 70. Ke7 Bc6 71. Be4 Bb5 72. Kd6 Bc4
73. Bd5 Bf1 74. Kc5 Bg2 75. Kd4 Kf8 76. Be4 Ke7 77. Ke3 {Hoping for Kf2.} Bf1
78. Bd3 Bxd3 79. Kxd3 Ke6 80. Ke4 f5+ 81. gxf5+ {Precision: White = 63%, Black
= 67%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.4”]
[White “Smirnov, Anton”]
[Black “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “D41”]
[WhiteElo “2508”]
[BlackElo “2780”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “124”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 22,124,22,19,18,18,22,16,26,22,29,0,0,0,0,0,0,-18,-17,-10,0,0,5,0,0,-10,
-11,-34,-28,-39,-36,-37,-39,-58,-63,-62,-62,-88,-93,-99,-87,-119,-90,-126,-105,
-109,-71,-172,-174,-185,-175,-172,-122,-147,-144,-118,-149,-151,-149,-160,-160,
-165,-162,-177,-177,-206,-207,-197,-202,-262,-246,-287,-300,-402,-389,-414,
-427,-483,-483,-444,-461,-467,-454,-465,-465,-454,-454,-610,-568,-810,-808,
-795,-777,-758,-741,-698,-713,-29971,-29971,-29986,-29987,-29987,-29988,-29988,
-29989]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c5 5. cxd5 cxd4 6. Qxd4 exd5 7. e4
Nc6 8. Bb5 {D41: Queen’s Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch with 5 cxd5} dxe4 9.
Qxd8+ Kxd8 10. Ng5 Be6 11. O-O Bb4 12. Ncxe4 {LiveBook: 28 Games} Nxe4 13. Nxe4
Ke7 14. Be3 {With the idea a3.} Rhd8 15. a3 (15. Bxc6 bxc6 {1/2-1/2 (29) Wang,
H (2698)-Wei,Y (2738) Danzhou 2017}) 15… Nd4 {[#]} 16. axb4 $146 {aiming for
Ba4.} (16. Ba6 $5) 16… Nxb5 17. Bc5+ Kd7 18. Rfd1+ Ke8 19. Re1 b6 20. Be3 h6
21. Nc3 Nd6 (21… Nd4 {is more complex.} 22. Red1 Nc2 23. Rxd8+ Rxd8 24. Rxa7
Nxe3 25. fxe3 Rd2) 22. Bf4 (22. f3 {feels hotter.} Kf8 23. Bf2 Bc4 24. h3 Nb5
25. Rec1) 22… Kf8 23. Bxd6+ Rxd6 24. h3 Rd7 25. b5 Rc8 26. Ra4 Rc4 27. Rea1
Rxa4 28. Rxa4 $15 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} Ke7 29. Kf1 Kd6 30. Re4 Rc7 31.
Ke2 Rc4 $1 32. Re3 Rb4 33. Rd3+ Kc5 34. Rd2 {[#]} (34. Ke3 $17 {was forced.})
34… Rd4 $1 $19 35. Rc2 Kb4 36. Ke3 Rd7 37. Ne2 Kxb5 38. Nd4+ Kb4 39. Rc3 a5
40. Nc2+ Kb5 41. Nd4+ {[#]} Ka6 $1 42. f4 a4 43. g4 b5 44. Rc5 Bc4 45. g5 hxg5
46. Rxg5 f6 47. Rc5 Ka5 48. Rc8 Kb4 49. Rb8 Re7+ 50. Kf3 Kc5 51. Nc2 Bd5+ 52.
Kf2 Re4 53. Rc8+ Bc6 54. f5 b4 {[%cal Bb5b4,Bb4a3,Ba3a2][%mdl 32]} 55. Rc7 Rc4
56. Ne3 Rf4+ 57. Ke2 a3 58. bxa3 bxa3 59. Rxg7 a2 {Black mates.} 60. Rg1 Bb5+
61. Kd2 Rf2+ 62. Kc3 Bf1 {Precision: White = 33%, Black = 92%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.5”]
[White “Jobava, Baadur”]
[Black “Salgado Lopez, Ivan”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B34”]
[WhiteElo “2702”]
[BlackElo “2627”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “75”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 25,75,0,0,0,16,11,13,22,22,22,43,41,43,41,33,43,75,82,108,108,102,106,
123,85,80,62,81,81,162,162,145,157,152,122,182,164,190,172,229,229,457,455,434,
439,391,422,728,689,824,764,5289,5273]} 1. e4 c5 2. Ne2 Nc6 3. Nbc3 Nf6 4. d4
cxd4 5. Nxd4 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Nd5 Nxd5 8. exd5 Nb8 9. a4 Be7 10. Be2 O-O 11.
O-O Nd7 12. a5 a6 13. Nc3 f5 {LiveBook: 8 Games} 14. Ra3 {B33: Sicilian:
Pelikan and Sveshnikov Variations} (14. f3 f4 15. Bd2 Nf6 16. Na4 Bf5 17. Bb4
Qe8 18. Bd3 Qg6 19. Bxf5 Qxf5 20. Re1 Rac8 21. Rc1 e4 {0-1 (71) Lanc,A (2509)
-Cruzado Duenas,C (2600) ICCF email 2011}) 14… e4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14…
Rb8 15. Kh1 b5 16. axb6 Qxb6 17. Na4 Qc7 18. f3 f4 19. Bd3 Bh4 20. Qe2 Nf6 21.
Nc3 Qf7 22. Bxa6 {1-0 (51) Larsen,L (2459)-Blank,W (2452) ICCF email 2010}) 15.
Bf4 Ne5 16. Na4 {[%cal Bc3a4,Ba4b6,Bb6c4][%mdl 32] The position is equal.} Ng6
17. Bd2 Bg5 18. Nb6 Rb8 19. f4 exf3 $1 20. Raxf3 Ne5 {[#]} 21. R3f2 $1 Nd7 22.
Nc4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is under strong pressure.} (22. Rxf5 $2 Rxf5 23.
Rxf5 Bxd2 $19) 22… Bxd2 23. Qxd2 (23. Nxd2 Qxa5 24. Nb3 Qb6 $15) 23… Nf6
24. Bf3 Qc7 25. Qb4 Bd7 26. Re1 Ne4 (26… Rfe8 $16 {might work better.} 27.
Rxe8+ Nxe8) 27. Bxe4 $18 fxe4 28. Rxf8+ (28. Qxd6 $6 Qxc4 29. Qxd7 (29. Rxf8+
Rxf8 30. Qxd7 Qxc2 $11) 29… Rxf2 $11) (28. Nxd6 $6 Rxf2 29. Kxf2 Qxc2+ 30.
Kg1 e3 $11) 28… Rxf8 29. b3 ({Don’t play} 29. Nxd6 $6 Qxc2 30. Nxe4 Qd3 $11)
({Don’t do} 29. Rxe4 $6 Bb5 $14) 29… Rf6 (29… Bb5 $16 {keeps fighting.})
30. Rxe4 Bb5 {intending …Qf7.} 31. h3 Bxc4 (31… h6 $142 32. Ne3 Bd7) 32.
Qxc4 ({But not} 32. Rxc4 $6 Qe7) 32… Qxa5 $2 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} (
32… Qd8 33. b4 Qd7) 33. Qc8+ Rf8 34. Qe6+ Kh8 35. Qxd6 {[%cal Rd6f8] [#]}
Qa1+ (35… Qd8 $142 36. Qe7 Qxe7 37. Rxe7 Rb8) 36. Kh2 {[%cal Rd6f8]} Qf1 37.
Re7 b5 38. Qe5 {Precision: White = 90%, Black = 24%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.5”]
[White “Howell, David W L”]
[Black “Tari, Aryan”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A20”]
[WhiteElo “2701”]
[BlackElo “2588”]
[Annotator “NA RC”]
[PlyCount “13”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]
[TimeControl “600+10”]

1. c4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 2. g3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:
00:03]} 3. Bg2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} c6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 4. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e4
{[%emt 0:00:02]} 5. Nd4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 6. d3 {[%emt 0:00:
00]} Qb6 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 7. Nb3 {[%emt 0:02:45]} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.5”]
[White “Fressinet, Laurent”]
[Black “Lenic, Luka”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B30”]
[WhiteElo “2657”]
[BlackElo “2646”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “116”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,116,29,29,23,27,35,26,36,20,19,9,30,0,14,-21,-21,-21,-21,-20,0,-12,
-12,-14,-15,-14,-14,-24,-16,-25,-24,-35,-24,-28,-27,-36,-27,-25,-16,-37,-41,
-41,-41,-45,-39,-41,-36,-36,-37,-45,-37,-35,-33,-56,-56,-65,-67,-110,-124,-110,
-108,-311,-231,-292,-260,-306,-303,-920,-938,-679,-650,-1152,-1099,-906,-536,
-12833,-1779,-869,-682,-12839,-12839,-12840,-12839,-12839,-12839,-12840,-12840,
-12841,-12841,-12841,-12842,-12842,-12843,-12843,-12843,-12844,-12843,-12845,
-12845,-12845,-12846,-12846,-12847]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 {[%cal Bg1f3,Bf3d2,Bd2f1,
Bf1e3,Be3d5][%mdl 32]} Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. Bc4 Be7 5. d3 d6 6. Nd2 Nf6 7. Nf1 Nd7
{B30: Sicilian: 2…Nc6 3 Bb5, lines without …g6} 8. Ne3 Nb6 9. Ned5 {
LiveBook: 4 Games} O-O {White has an edge.} 10. Nxb6 Qxb6 $146 ({Predecessor:}
10… axb6 11. O-O Bg5 12. a4 Bxc1 13. Qxc1 Be6 14. Qd2 h6 15. f4 exf4 16. Rxf4
{1/2-1/2 (59) Leko,P (2737)-Gelfand,B (2738) London 2012}) 11. O-O Qd8 12. f4
exf4 $1 13. Bxf4 Be6 14. Qd2 Bf6 15. Kh1 Bxc4 16. dxc4 Bxc3 17. Qxc3 Qe7 18.
Qd3 Rad8 19. Rae1 Rfe8 20. b3 Qd7 21. Bg3 Re6 22. Rf2 Qe7 23. Rd2 h6 (23… Ne5
$5 {[%cal Re5d3]} 24. Qe2 b6 $11) 24. Rdd1 Kh8 25. c3 f6 26. Qd5 Ne5 27. Rd2
Nf7 28. Rde2 Re8 29. Bf4 Ne5 30. h3 b6 31. Bg3 Nf7 32. Bf4 Ng5 (32… g6 {
keeps more tension.} 33. Re3 h5 34. Kg1 h4 35. R1e2 Kg7) 33. Bxg5 hxg5 34. Rd1
Rxe4 35. Rxe4 Qxe4 36. Qxd6 $15 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} Qc2 37. Qd2 {[#]}
Re2 $1 {[%cal Re2d2]} 38. Qd8+ $2 (38. Qxc2 $17 {is a better defense.} Rxc2 39.
Ra1) 38… Kh7 $19 39. Rg1 Qxc3 40. Qd7 Qe5 ({Resist} 40… Rxa2 41. Qe8 $19)
41. Qxa7 $2 {[#]} (41. a4) 41… g4 $1 {[%cal Bg5g4,Bg4g3][%mdl 544] Black is
clearly winning.} 42. Qd7 {[#]} (42. hxg4 Qg3) 42… g3 $1 43. Qd3+ f5 {
[%cal Bf6f5,Bf5f4][%mdl 32]} 44. Qf3 g6 {[%cal Bg7g6,Bg6g5][%mdl 32]} 45. Qd3
Rxa2 (45… f4 $142 46. Qf3 Rxa2) 46. Qd7+ Kh6 47. Qd8 Ra1 {( -> …Rxg1+)} 48.
Qd2+ f4 49. Rc1 g5 50. Qd1 Rxc1 51. Qxc1 {[#] KQ-KQ} f3 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 52.
gxf3 Qe2 {[%csl Gg3][%cal Re2h2]} 53. Qg1 Qxf3+ 54. Qg2 Qd1+ 55. Qg1 Qxg1+ 56.
Kxg1 Kh5 57. Kh1 Kh4 58. Kg2 g4 {Precision: White = 38%, Black = 76%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.5”]
[White “Demchenko, Anton”]
[Black “Areshchenko, Alexander”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B90”]
[WhiteElo “2650”]
[BlackElo “2645”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “53”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,53,11,20,10,16,0,12,16,28,37,20,12,20,0,0,17,0,0,302,287,294,293,456,
447,471,471,473,452,699,700,1023,938,1136,1113]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4
4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. f3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. Be3 h5 9. Qd2 Nbd7 10. O-O-O Be7
11. Kb1 Rc8 {LiveBook: 226 Games} 12. a3 {B90: Sicilian Najdorf: Unusual White
6th moves, 6 Be3 Ng4 and 6 Be3 e5} b5 13. Bg5 Qc7 14. h4 {[%cal Bh2h4,Bh4h5,
Bh5h6,Bh6h7][%mdl 32] [#] The position is equal.} Nb6 $146 ({Predecessor:}
14… O-O 15. g4 hxg4 16. fxg4 Nb6 17. Bxf6 Bxf6 18. g5 Be7 19. Nd5 Bxd5 20.
exd5 Nc4 21. Qe2 Ne3 22. Rd3 Nxf1 23. Rxf1 Qc4 24. Na5 {1-0 (24) Gabrielian,A
(2526)-Kokarev,D (2651) Taganrog 2017}) 15. Bxf6 gxf6 16. Na5 Rg8 17. g4 hxg4
18. fxg4 Rxg4 19. h5 Rg8 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (19… Rg5 $11) 20. h6 $18 Rh8
21. h7 Rb8 (21… Qc5 {is a better defense.} 22. Nb7 Qc7) 22. Nd5 {White is
clearly winning.} Nxd5 23. exd5 Bf5 24. Nc6 Rb6 (24… Bg6 $142 25. Bd3 (25.
Nxb8 Qxb8 26. Bd3 e4 $16) 25… f5) 25. Qg2 Bg6 26. Bd3 f5 {[#]} 27. Bxf5 $1 {
[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 78%, Black = 50%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.5”]
[White “Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son”]
[Black “Adhiban, B.”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “E68”]
[WhiteElo “2629”]
[BlackElo “2670”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “60”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,60,31,47,27,31,38,27,-76,-65,-88,0,7,0,0,0,0,23,0,0,0,5,0,0,0,0,-8,0,
0,-7,-8,-21,-43,-42,-40,-55,-138,-138,-250,-247,-721,-720,-720,-683,-719,-709]
} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 d6 3. d4 g6 4. g3 Bg7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O Nbd7 7. Nc3 e5 8. e4
c6 9. b3 a6 {LiveBook: 33 Games} 10. dxe5 {E68: King’s Indian: Fianchetto: 6…
Nbd7 7 0-0 e5 8 e4} dxe5 11. Ba3 Re8 $1 12. c5 $146 {[#]} (12. Bd6 $11 {
keeps the balance.}) ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar
games:} 12. Bd6 Bf8 13. Re1 Bxd6 14. Qxd6 Qe7 15. Rad1 Kg7 16. Bh3 Qxd6 17.
Rxd6 Nf8 18. Bxc8 Raxc8 {1/2-1/2 (32) Kovachev,D (2315)-Marin,M (2576)
Helsingor 2016}) 12… Bf8 $1 $17 13. Qd2 Bxc5 (13… a5 $17) 14. Bxc5 $11 Nxc5
15. Qxd8 Rxd8 16. Nxe5 Ng4 (16… Kg7 {keeps more tension.} 17. Rfd1 Be6 18. f3
a5 19. Bf1 h5) 17. Nxg4 (17. Nc4 {feels hotter.} Be6 18. Nb6 Rab8 19. h3 Ne5
20. f4) 17… Bxg4 18. f3 Be6 19. Rfd1 a5 20. Bf1 b5 {[%cal Bb7b5,Bb5b4][%mdl
32]} 21. Rac1 b4 22. Rxd8+ Rxd8 23. Ne2 Nd3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is pushing.}
24. Rxc6 Ne5 25. Rc5 Nxf3+ 26. Kf2 (26. Kg2 $15 Ne1+ 27. Kg1) 26… Nxh2 $17 {
And now …Rd2 would win.} 27. Rxa5 (27. Nf4 $17) 27… Rd1 $19 28. Bg2 $2 {[#]
} (28. Nf4 Nxf1 29. Nxe6 fxe6 30. Ra4) 28… Ng4+ {Black is clearly winning.}
29. Kf3 Rd3+ 30. Kf4 f6 {Precision: White = 26%, Black = 84%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.5”]
[White “Fridman, Daniel”]
[Black “Dubov, Daniil”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A04”]
[WhiteElo “2625”]
[BlackElo “2666”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “31”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,31,32,30,26,32,13,8,10,4,0,0,0,8,0]} 1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 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 {
[#] LiveBook: 11 Games. White must now prevent …Na5.} 11. Be2 {A35:
Symmetrical English: 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 Nf3} ({But not} 11. Qxb7 $2 Rb8 $19) 11… Na5
12. Qc2 Bg7 $146 {The position is equal.} ({Predecessor:} 12… Bd6 13. Bh6 Rc8
14. O-O Qc7 15. Qe4 Bf8 16. Bf4 Bd6 17. Bh6 Bf8 18. Bxf8 Kxf8 {1/2-1/2 (51)
Kalinin,A (2512)-Tate,E (2377) Boston 2001}) 13. Ba3 Bf8 14. Bc1 Bg7 15. Ba3
Bf8 16. Bc1 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.5”]
[White “Erdos, Viktor”]
[Black “Amin, Bassem”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “E63”]
[WhiteElo “2619”]
[BlackElo “2699”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “71”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,71,29,34,35,18,11,50,32,41,20,1,0,34,28,54,62,73,62,81,89,102,101,
108,88,89,54,202,224,337,360,333,340,423,405,405,418,427,426,422,428,428,420,
427,413,550,502,735,720,1702,1728,1082,1627,1511,1544,1468,1416]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2.
c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. O-O d6 6. d4 Nc6 7. Nc3 a6 8. e3 {[%cal Be2e3,
Be3e4][%mdl 32]} e5 {E63: King’s Indian: Fianchetto: Panno Variation with 7…
a6} (8… Rb8 9. Qe2 e6 10. b3 b5 11. Bb2 bxc4 12. Qxc4 Nb4 13. a3 Nbd5 14. b4
a5 15. b5 c6 16. a4 cxb5 17. axb5 {1/2-1/2 (29) Jakovenko,D (2736)-Wang,H
(2739) St Petersburg 2012}) 9. d5 Ne7 {LiveBook: 20 Games} 10. a4 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 10. e4 b5 11. Re1 Rb8 12. c5 Ne8 13. b4 c6 14. Bg5 f6 15. Be3
cxd5 16. Nxd5 {1-0 (35) Markus,R (2605)-Can,E (2474) Skopje 2013}) 10… a5 {
White is slightly better.} 11. Ne1 b6 12. Nd3 Nd7 13. e4 f5 14. Re1 h6 15. Ra3
Ba6 16. Nb5 Nf6 17. exf5 Nxf5 18. f4 e4 19. Nf2 Re8 20. Nxe4 Nxe4 21. Rxe4 Qd7
({Better is} 21… Bxb5 $14 22. axb5 Qf6) 22. Re6 $1 $18 Kh7 (22… Bxb5 $142
23. axb5 Bd4+ 24. Kh1 Qg7) 23. g4 Nh4 24. f5 {[%cal Bf4f5,Bf5e6][%mdl 32]} Nxg2
25. Kxg2 Rxe6 26. fxe6 ({Less strong is} 26. dxe6 Qc6+ 27. Qd5 Bb7 $16) 26…
Qe7 27. Rf3 Rf8 28. Rxf8 Bxf8 29. Qf3 Bg7 30. b3 Kg8 31. Be3 {White is clearly
winning.} c6 32. dxc6 {[%cal Bd5c6,Bc6c7][%mdl 32]} Bc8 {[#]} 33. Qf7+ $1 Qxf7
34. exf7+ Kf8 35. Nxd6 Bxg4 36. c7 {Precision: White = 91%, Black = 38%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.5”]
[White “Gonzalez Vidal, Yuri”]
[Black “Harikrishna, P.”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C09”]
[WhiteElo “2547”]
[BlackElo “2741”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “92”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,92,25,28,41,38,47,50,41,30,20,31,29,12,22,10,10,8,16,0,10,12,19,10,
37,6,13,7,4,8,7,4,3,6,13,15,25,10,6,8,8,8,8,7,6,6,7,9,12,6,9,7,17,5,9,5,5,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. Ngf3
Nc6 5. exd5 exd5 6. Bb5 Qe7+ 7. Be2 Qc7 {C09: French Tarrasch: 3…c5 4 exd5
exd5 5 Ngf3 Nc6} 8. O-O Nf6 9. Re1 {LiveBook: 30 Games} Be7 {White has an edge.
} (9… cxd4 10. Nb3 Bb4 11. Bd2 Bxd2 12. Qxd2 O-O 13. Nfxd4 Bd7 14. Nxc6 bxc6
15. Nc5 {1/2-1/2 (28) Rublevsky,S (2702)-Zvjaginsev,V (2660) Berlin 2015}) 10.
dxc5 Bxc5 11. Nb3 Be7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11… Bb6 12. Bd3+ Be6 13. Be3 O-O
14. Qd2 Rad8 15. Bxb6 Qxb6 {1/2-1/2 (52) Salomon,J (2470)-Johansson,L (2412)
Gothenburg 2016}) 12. h3 h6 13. Bd3 O-O 14. c3 Re8 15. Bc2 Bd7 16. Be3 Rad8 17.
Bc5 (17. Qd3 {looks sharper.} Bd6 18. Bc5 Bf4 19. Rad1 g6 20. Qf1) 17… Bxc5
18. Nxc5 Rxe1+ 19. Qxe1 d4 (19… Qb6 {is interesting.} 20. Nxd7 Rxd7 21. Bb3
d4 22. cxd4 Nxd4 23. Nxd4 Qxd4 24. Rd1 Qe4) 20. Nxd7 Rxd7 21. cxd4 Nxd4 22.
Nxd4 Rxd4 23. Bb3 Re4 24. Qd2 Qe7 25. Rc1 g5 26. Rc8+ Kg7 {The position is
equal.} 27. Qc3 {And now Rc7 would win.} Re1+ 28. Kh2 {Threatens to win with
Rc7.} Qd6+ 29. g3 Re7 30. Kg2 Qd7 31. Rc5 Qd6 32. Rf5 Rd7 33. Qf3 Rc7 34. Qe3
Qc6+ 35. Kh2 Qe4 $132 {[%mdl 2048] Black has counterplay} 36. Qxe4 Nxe4 $11 {
[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 37. Kg2 b6 38. Re5 Nc5 39. Bc2 Kf6 (39… Ne6 $5 {
[%cal Rc7c2]} 40. Bb3 Nd4 $11) 40. Re3 Ne6 41. Rf3+ Kg7 42. Be4 Nc5 43. Bc2 Rd7
44. b4 Rd2 45. bxc5 Rxc2 46. cxb6 axb6 {Precision: White = 57%, Black = 71%.}
1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.5”]
[White “Palac, Mladen”]
[Black “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B90”]
[WhiteElo “2535”]
[BlackElo “2741”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “17”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,17,65,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3
$146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 6. f3 e5
7. Nb3 Be6 8. Be3 h5 9. Nd5 Bxd5 10. exd5 Nbd7 11. Qd2 g6 12. O-O-O Nb6 13. Qa5
Bh6 14. Bxh6 Rxh6 15. Qd2 Rh8 16. f4 exf4 17. Qxf4 {1/2-1/2 (57) Ponomariov,R
(2699)-Wang,H (2698) Danzhou 2017}) 6… Ng4 7. Bc1 Nf6 8. Be3 Ng4 9. Bc1 {
LiveBook: 918 Games} (9. Bg5 $1 $14) 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.6”]
[White “Harikrishna, P.”]
[Black “Gonzalez Vidal, Yuri”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C95”]
[WhiteElo “2741”]
[BlackElo “2547”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “91”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 31,91,0,16,0,4,-8,0,0,-1,-35,-15,-22,-26,-23,-14,-12,-25,-11,5,5,5,5,5,
2,4,4,6,3,5,5,4,4,60,39,54,61,59,54,40,22,45,45,45,0,0,0,52,52,159,160,479,480,
957,947,849,335,29986,29987,29987,29988,29988,29989]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.
Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Nb8 10. d4
Nbd7 11. Nbd2 c5 12. Nf1 {C95: Closed Ruy Lopez: Breyer Variation with 10 d4}
Re8 13. Ng3 Bf8 14. Bc2 (14. Nf5 exd4 15. cxd4 Bb7 16. e5 dxe5 17. dxe5 Bxf3
18. Qxf3 Nxe5 19. Rxe5 Rxe5 {1/2-1/2 (37) Navara,D (2737)-Ponomariov,R (2709)
Czech Republic 2017}) 14… cxd4 15. cxd4 exd4 16. Nxd4 Bb7 {LiveBook: 3 Games}
17. Bf4 g6 18. a4 bxa4 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with
similar games:} 18… Qb6 19. Qd2 Ne5 20. b3 bxa4 21. bxa4 {1/2-1/2 (31)
Ottesen,S (2413)-Klausen,T (2487) ICCF email 2011}) 19. Bxa4 Nxe4 20. Bc6 (20.
Nc6 {is more complex.} Qb6 21. Nxe4 Bxc6 22. Bxc6 Qxc6 23. Rc1) 20… Bxc6 21.
Nxc6 Qf6 22. Rxe4 Rxe4 23. Nxe4 Qxf4 24. Ra4 Rc8 25. g3 Qh6 26. Rc4 Re8 $132 {
[%mdl 2048] Black is not keeping still} 27. Kg2 Qg7 28. Nxd6 Re6 $1 {[%cal
Re6d6]} 29. Nf5 gxf5 30. Qxd7 Qxb2 31. Nd4 Rf6 (31… Qd2 $11) 32. Nxf5 {
[#] Threatens to win with Qd8.} (32. Rc8 $5 {[%cal Rd7e7]} Qb4 33. Qd8 $16)
32… Qb5 33. Rg4+ Rg6 34. Qc8 {Ne7+ is the strong threat.} Qd5+ 35. Kg1 {
Black must now prevent Ne7+.} (35. Kh2 $5 {[%cal Rf5e7]} Qc5 36. Qxc5 Bxc5 37.
Rc4 $16) 35… Qe6 36. Nh6+ Kg7 $1 37. Nf5+ Kg8 $1 38. Nh6+ (38. Rc4 $11) 38…
Kg7 $1 $14 39. Qc3+ $1 f6 ({Better is} 39… Qf6 $1 $14 40. Nf5+ Kh8) 40. Qc7+
$16 Be7 $2 {[#]} (40… Kh8 $16 {is more resistant.}) 41. Nf5+ $1 $18 {[%mdl
512]} Qxf5 (41… Kf8 $142 42. Rf4 (42. Nxe7 Rxg4 43. hxg4 Qxe7 $16) 42… Rg5)
42. Qxe7+ Kg8 43. Rb4 $2 (43. Qe8+ Kg7 44. Re4) 43… Qe5 $2 (43… Kh8 $18 44.
Rb8+ Rg8) 44. Qd8+ {White mates.} Kg7 45. Rb7+ Kh6 46. Qf8+ {Precision: White
= 67%, Black = 37%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.6”]
[White “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”]
[Black “Palac, Mladen”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A29”]
[WhiteElo “2741”]
[BlackElo “2535”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “107”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 13,107,0,0,0,0,0,7,0,21,0,11,0,0,0,0,0,0,20,18,-8,0,-12,0,0,0,0,0,0,7,1,
43,0,20,1,13,0,15,-16,57,57,57,34,77,22,21,18,163,164,196,196,298,292,334,336,
323,330,324,325,322,326,370,363,393,401,401,401,395,360,463,466,472,465,461,
440,532,521,496,489,557,557,550,548,536,528,872,715,708,693,621,554,1838,2056,
1822,1783,2522,2393]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 O-O 6.
O-O d6 7. d3 Re8 {LiveBook: 15 Games. A29: English Opening: Four Knights
Variation with 4 g3} (7… h6 8. Bd2 a5 9. Rc1 Re8 10. a3 Bc5 11. Na4 Ba7 12.
c5 e4 13. dxe4 Nxe4 14. Be3 Nxc5 15. Nxc5 Bxc5 16. Bxc5 dxc5 17. Qxd8 Nxd8 18.
Rxc5 Rxe2 19. Rxc7 {0-1 (53) Nepomniachtchi,I (2751)-Aronian,L (2799) Saint
Louis 2017}) 8. Na4 d5 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with
similar games:} 8… e4 9. dxe4 Nxe4 10. a3 Ba5 11. b4 Bb6 12. Bb2 Bd7 13. Qc2
Qe7 14. Nc3 Nxc3 15. Qxc3 {0-1 (39) Kjartansson,G (2388)-Petran,P (2361)
Budapest 2009}) 9. cxd5 Nxd5 {The position is equal.} 10. Bg5 Qd7 11. Rc1 h6
12. Bd2 Bf8 13. Nc3 Nb6 14. a3 Qd8 15. Ne4 a5 16. Be3 Nd4 17. Nc5 Bxc5 18. Rxc5
Qd6 19. Rc1 c6 20. Nd2 {[%cal Bf3d2,Bd2e4,Be4c5][%mdl 32]} (20. Bxd4 $5 exd4
21. Nd2 $11) 20… Bg4 21. Re1 a4 22. h3 {Black must now prevent Ne4.} (22.
Bxd4 $5 exd4 23. Ne4 $11) 22… Be6 23. Ne4 Qe7 24. Nc5 (24. Bxd4 $5 exd4 25.
Nc5 $11) 24… Bd5 (24… Bc4 $5) 25. Bxd5 (25. Bxd4 $5 exd4 26. Qc2 $11) 25…
cxd5 ({Black should play} 25… Nxd5 $11 26. Bd2 b5) 26. Bxd4 $1 $14 exd4 27.
Qd2 Rec8 {[#]} 28. Qb4 (28. b4 $1 $16) 28… Rc6 $11 29. Qxd4 Qc7 (29… Rac8
$11 {and Black has nothing to worry.} 30. b4 axb3 31. Nxb3 Rxc1 32. Nxc1 (32.
Rxc1 Rxc1+ 33. Nxc1 Qxa3 $11) 32… Qxa3 33. Qxb6 Rxc1 34. Rxc1 Qxc1+ 35. Kg2
Qc6) 30. Rc3 $18 Ra5 {[%cal Ra5c5]} 31. Rec1 Rb5 (31… Ra8 $142 32. e4 Qe7 33.
exd5 Rd8) 32. R1c2 ({Don’t play} 32. Nxa4 $6 Nxa4 33. Rxc6 (33. Qxa4 Rxb2 34.
Rxc6 bxc6 $16) 33… bxc6 $16) 32… h5 33. Nxa4 Nxa4 34. Rxc6 ({Resist} 34.
Qxa4 Rxb2 35. Rxc6 Rb1+ 36. Kg2 bxc6 $18) 34… bxc6 35. Qxa4 {[%mdl 4096]
Endgame KQR-KQR} Qb7 36. Qd4 h4 37. gxh4 c5 38. Rxc5 Rxb2 39. Qxd5 Qxd5 40.
Rxd5 Rxe2 {KR-KR} 41. a4 {[%cal Ba3a4,Ba4a5,Ba5a6,Ba6a7][%mdl 32] White is
clearly winning.} Kf8 42. Kg2 Ke7 43. Kf3 Ra2 44. a5 Ke6 45. Rg5 Kf6 46. Rb5
Ke6 47. h5 Ra4 48. Ke3 Rh4 49. a6 Ra4 50. Rb6+ Kf5 51. Rb7 Kf6 52. a7 Ke6 53.
d4 {[%cal Bd3d4,Bd4d5][%mdl 32]} Ra1 {[#]} 54. d5+ $1 {Precision: White = 64%,
Black = 38%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.6”]
[White “Amin, Bassem”]
[Black “Erdos, Viktor”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B30”]
[WhiteElo “2699”]
[BlackElo “2619”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “119”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 14,119,0,0,0,0,29,29,39,0,27,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,3,-7,-7,-28,0,0,0,0,0,0,-4,
-7,2,7,17,-10,6,10,31,37,35,2,25,8,22,-18,-16,-12,-11,-325,-329,-321,-312,-274,
-20,-38,-21,-216,-219,-432,-338,-327,-312,-294,-85,-91,-97,-95,4,4,4,4,4,4,31,
31,31,31,49,49,49,49,49,49,49,49,49,0,0,0,49,0,0,2,50,50,81,81,81,50,81,50,50,
50,81,81,81,81,81,81]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d3 g6 4. g3 Bg7 5. Bg2 Nf6 6. O-O
O-O 7. c3 d5 {A05: Réti Opening: 1 Nf3 Nf6} 8. e5 {LiveBook: 9 Games} Nd7 9. d4
cxd4 {The position is equal.} 10. cxd4 Nb6 11. h3 f6 $146 {[%cal Rf6e5]} ({
Predecessor:} 11… Bf5 12. Nc3 Rc8 13. Nh4 Be6 14. f4 f5 15. Nf3 {1-0 (41)
Nakamura,H (2784)-Morozevich,A (2760) Moscow 2013}) 12. exf6 exf6 13. Nc3 Be6
14. Re1 Qd7 15. h4 Bh3 16. Bh1 Bg4 17. Be3 Qf5 18. Qb1 Rad8 19. Qxf5 Bxf5 20.
a3 Be4 21. Rad1 Rfe8 22. Bf4 Kf7 23. Nb5 Bf8 24. Bc7 Rd7 {…Nc4 is the strong
threat.} 25. Bxb6 $1 axb6 26. Nd2 {[%cal Rd2e4]} f5 27. Nf3 h6 28. Ne5+ Nxe5
29. dxe5 Rxe5 30. f3 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (30. Nc3 $11 {and White stays safe.})
30… Bc2 $19 31. Rxe5 Bxd1 32. f4 d4 $2 ({Don’t do} 32… Bc5+ 33. Kf1 $19) ({
Black should try} 32… Bb3 $19 33. Nc3 Bc5+ 34. Kh2 d4 35. Bd5+ Rxd5 36. Nxd5
d3) 33. Bd5+ $11 Kg7 {And now …d3 would win.} 34. b4 $2 (34. Be6 $1 $11 Rd8
35. Bc4) 34… d3 $19 {Strongly threatening …d2.} 35. Kf2 $2 (35. Be6 {
is a better defense.} Rd8 36. Rd5) 35… Ba4 36. Nc3 d2 37. Ke2 {[#]} d1=Q+ $1
{[%mdl 512]} 38. Nxd1 $17 Bxd1+ 39. Kxd1 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} Bd6 ({
Better is} 39… Be7 $17 {White must now prevent …Bf6.} 40. Ke1 Bf6) 40. Be6
$11 Bxe5+ 41. Bxd7 {KB-KB} Bb2 42. a4 Bc3 43. b5 Kf6 44. Ke2 h5 45. Bc8 Bb4 46.
Bxb7 Bc3 47. Bc6 Bb4 48. Be8 Ba5 49. Kd3 Be1 50. Ke3 Ba5 51. Kd4 Be1 52. Kd5
Bd2 53. Kc6 Ba5 54. Kc7 Kg7 55. Kd6 Kf6 56. Bc6 Be1 57. Kc7 Ba5 58. Bd5 {
White is better.} Ke7 {[#]} 59. Bc4 $1 Kf6 60. Kc6 {Precision: White = 44%,
Black = 37%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.6”]
[White “Adhiban, B.”]
[Black “Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B06”]
[WhiteElo “2670”]
[BlackElo “2629”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “102”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,102,72,71,86,74,111,83,85,62,131,41,92,91,117,106,98,83,89,60,81,43,
83,75,241,263,554,514,780,660,534,295,447,437,487,482,512,336,375,375,347,24,
33,0,0,-136,-126,-136,-13,-17,-17,-45,-18,-24,355,355,355,355,355,355,355,355,
355,355,355,355,355,355,355,193,204,197,195,0,131,24,24,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]}
1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. f4 a6 5. Nf3 b5 6. Bd3 Nd7 7. a4 {B06: Modern
Defence} (7. e5 c5 8. Be4 Rb8 9. Be3 cxd4 10. Bxd4 dxe5 11. fxe5 e6 12. O-O Ne7
13. Qe1 O-O 14. a4 b4 15. Ne2 {0-1 (49) Anand,V (2793)-Caruana,F (2829) London
2014}) 7… b4 8. Ne2 c5 9. c3 bxc3 10. bxc3 {LiveBook: 8 Games} cxd4 11. cxd4
(11. Nexd4 $6 Qc7 $11) 11… Ngf6 12. e5 Nd5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12… dxe5
13. fxe5 Nd5 14. Be4 Rb8 {0-1 (36) Hynes,A (2132)-Jackson,J (2330) Telford 2016
}) 13. O-O Nb4 (13… a5 $14) 14. Bb1 (14. Ng5 $16) 14… O-O (14… a5 $1 $14)
15. a5 $16 Bb7 16. Bd2 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is on the roll.} Rb8 17. Qe1 Nd5
18. Ng3 Nc7 19. Ne4 Bc6 20. Qh4 Ne6 $2 {[#]} (20… dxe5 $16 {was necessary.}
21. fxe5 h5) 21. f5 $1 $18 {[%cal Rf5e6]} (21. Neg5 Nxg5 22. Nxg5 h6 $15) 21…
Bxe4 $2 (21… Rxb1 22. Raxb1 (22. Rfxb1 gxf5 23. Neg5 Nxg5 $16) 22… gxf5)
22. Bxe4 Nxd4 (22… dxe5 $142 23. fxe6 Nf6) 23. Nxd4 Nxe5 24. Bg5 Qd7 (24…
Qc7 {was worth a try.} 25. Rad1 Rb4 26. Bxe7 Qc5) 25. Bxe7 Qa7 26. Rad1 Rb4 27.
f6 Rxd4 28. Qf2 Bh6 {[%cal Bg7h6,Bh6e3,Be3d4][%mdl 32] …Ng4 is the strong
threat.} 29. Bxf8 $2 ({Less strong is} 29. Rxd4 Ng4 $16) (29. h3 $18 Nc4 30.
Rxd4) 29… Ng4 $1 $11 {[%cal Rg4f2]} 30. Qxd4 {Intending Bxh6 and mate.} Be3+
31. Kh1 (31. Qxe3 $1 $11 Qxe3+ 32. Kh1 Kxf8 33. Bf3 Nxf6 34. Rxd6) 31… Bxd4
$17 32. Bxd6 Bxf6 (32… Nf2+ $17 33. Rxf2 Bxf2) 33. Bg3 $1 $11 Kg7 34. Bd5 h5
35. h3 {[%cal Bh2h3,Bh3g4,Bg4g5][%mdl 32]} h4 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (35… Nh6 $11)
36. hxg4 $18 hxg3 {[#]} 37. g5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Qe3 (37… Bxg5 38. Rxf7+) 38.
Rxf6 Qxg5 39. Rxf7+ Kh6 {( -> …Qh5+)} 40. Bf3 Qxa5 41. Rf4 Qe5 42. Rh4+ Kg7
43. Re4 (43. Rhd4 $142) 43… Qg5 44. Rd7+ Kh6 45. Rd1 $2 ({White should try}
45. Rd5 $18 Qc1+ 46. Rd1) 45… a5 (45… Kg7 $1 $11 {remains equal.} 46. Rd7+
Kf6) 46. Ra1 ({White should play} 46. Rc4 $16) 46… Kg7 $11 {White must now
prevent …Qh6+.} 47. Rea4 {Threatens to win with Bg4.} Qh6+ {The position is
equal.} 48. Kg1 Qe3+ 49. Kh1 Qh6+ 50. Kg1 Qe3+ 51. Kh1 {And now Bg4 would win.}
Qh6+ {Precision: White = 40%, Black = 44%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.6”]
[White “Dubov, Daniil”]
[Black “Fridman, Daniel”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C42”]
[WhiteElo “2666”]
[BlackElo “2625”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “80”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 13,80,8,19,-5,16,0,30,10,19,16,48,47,55,37,99,95,100,101,101,99,132,67,
189,204,213,211,213,213,231,231,318,220,220,220,220,220,255,257,248,211,350,
350,354,260,260,260,260,260,260,260,260,260,507,260,251,0,527,198,526,512,541,
483,863,827,2150,2067,1239,1191,1191]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3
Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O {LiveBook: 240 Games} 8. Bc4 {C42:
Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves} (8. Bd3 Nc6 9. Qe2 Bg4 10.
h3 Bxf3 11. Qxf3 Ne5 12. Qxb7 Rb8 13. Qxa7 Rxb2 14. O-O Bf6 15. a4 Qc8 {
1/2-1/2 (39) Anand,V (2783)-So,W (2810) Leon 2017}) 8… Nc6 9. Qe2 Bf6 $146 ({
Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 9… Bf5 10.
O-O-O a6 {0-1 (10) Emelyanov,A (2062)-Norman,N (2047) ICCF email 2010}) 10.
O-O-O {White has an edge.} Re8 11. h3 Be6 12. Bxe6 Rxe6 13. g4 Bg5 ({Black
should play} 13… Ne7 $14) 14. Nxg5 $16 Qxg5 15. Bxg5 Rxe2 16. Be3 $1 Ne5 {[#]
} 17. b3 ({White should try} 17. Rd4 $1 $16) 17… h5 (17… Nf3 $14) 18. gxh5
$18 Nf3 19. Rdf1 Re8 20. h4 ({Don’t take} 20. Kd1 $6 R8xe3 21. fxe3 Rxe3 $16)
20… Nh2 {[#]} 21. Rfg1 $1 {[%cal Rg1g3] Rg3 is the strong threat.} ({
Stronger than} 21. Rxh2 R8xe3 22. Kd1 (22. fxe3 Rxh2 23. Rf4 Kf8 $11) 22… Re5
$11) 21… f5 22. Kd1 ({Weaker is} 22. Bxa7 Ng4 $16) 22… R2xe3 23. fxe3 {
[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRN} Ng4 24. Kd2 Kh7 25. Rf1 Re5 26. Rf3 Kh6 (26… Nf6
{might work better.} 27. Rg1 b5) 27. e4 fxe4 28. Rg3 Nf6 29. Rg6+ Kh7 30. Rg5
Re7 31. Ke3 Kh6 32. Rf1 Nh7 $2 (32… Rf7 {is a better defense.} 33. Rff5 Re7)
33. Rgf5 Nf6 34. Rg5 $2 (34. a4) 34… Nh7 $1 35. Rg6+ Kxh5 36. Rfg1 {White is
clearly winning.} Nf6 37. Rxg7 Re6 (37… Rxg7 $142 38. Rxg7 Kh6) 38. c4 c5 39.
R1g5+ Kh6 40. R7g6+ Kh7 {Precision: White = 78%, Black = 39%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.6”]
[White “Lenic, Luka”]
[Black “Fressinet, Laurent”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A41”]
[WhiteElo “2646”]
[BlackElo “2657”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “97”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 12,97,31,42,58,38,39,27,37,40,33,41,47,41,54,47,45,47,60,-14,0,0,90,83,
92,86,110,100,150,138,143,94,81,79,92,95,186,162,167,167,170,170,167,161,163,
163,154,104,214,224,255,234,193,109,302,207,335,356,352,359,315,258,273,243,
275,181,303,290,395,379,530,541,511,500,678,666,1200,1196,1104,1145,1116,1066,
5714,5606,2640,2355,2355,657]} 1. d4 d6 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 g6 4. Nc3 Bf5 5. d5
Bg7 6. Nd4 {E61: King’s Indian: Early deviations for White, including Smyslov
System} Bd7 7. e4 {LiveBook: 50 Games} c5 8. Nf3 {White is slightly better.}
O-O 9. Be2 e6 10. O-O exd5 11. exd5 Re8 12. Bf4 $146 {[%mdl 2048] White has
some pressure.} ({Predecessor:} 12. h3 Na6 13. a3 Nc7 {0-1 (30) Buhmann,R
(2625)-Vitiugov,N (2724) Moscow 2017}) 12… Qb6 13. Qd2 Bf5 14. Rae1 Na6 15.
h3 (15. Nh4 $14 Bd7 16. a3) 15… Nb4 $1 $11 16. Nh4 Bd7 (16… Ne4 $11 17.
Nxe4 Bxe4) 17. a3 $16 Na6 18. Bd3 Nc7 19. Nf3 a6 20. Rb1 a5 21. a4 Na6 22. Rbe1
Nb4 23. Bb1 Bf8 (23… Na6 $16) 24. Ng5 Qd8 25. Nge4 Bf5 26. Nxf6+ Qxf6 27. Bg5
Qd4 28. Bxf5 gxf5 29. b3 Qg7 (29… Qxd2 $16 30. Bxd2 Rxe1 31. Rxe1 Nc2) 30.
Bf4 $18 Qg6 31. Nb5 Re4 32. f3 (32. Re3 $18 Rxe3 33. Qxe3) 32… Ree8 $2 {[#]}
(32… Rxf4 $16 33. Qxf4 Nd3) 33. Kh2 h5 (33… Rab8 {keeps fighting.} 34. Rd1
b6) 34. Nc7 Rxe1 35. Rxe1 Rc8 36. Nb5 Kh7 37. Kh1 Rd8 38. Re3 Bg7 (38… Bh6
$142 39. Bxh6 Qxh6) 39. Re7 {[%cal Be3e7,Be7b7,Bb7d7][%mdl 32]} Bf8 40. Rxb7
Re8 41. Rd7 {White is clearly winning.} Qf6 42. Nxd6 Qa1+ 43. Kh2 Re1 44. Rxf7+
Kg8 {[#]} 45. Rxf8+ $1 Kxf8 46. Bh6+ Ke7 47. Qg5+ Kxd6 48. Qd8+ Ke5 49. Bg7+ {
Precision: White = 77%, Black = 45%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.6”]
[White “Areshchenko, Alexander”]
[Black “Demchenko, Anton”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B67”]
[WhiteElo “2645”]
[BlackElo “2650”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “108”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 23,108,11,35,16,23,0,18,18,17,2,18,0,0,-28,24,-11,13,16,37,0,0,0,18,0,
37,27,100,100,197,195,436,71,106,12,118,126,337,337,338,187,192,-377,-367,-364,
-139,-153,-143,-164,-164,-255,-254,-260,-255,-241,-243,-268,-234,-289,-281,
-388,-386,-389,-306,-412,-320,-495,-477,-609,-498,-591,-570,-609,-608,-735,
-718,-948,-936,-941,-938,-957,-931,-2075,-1934,-2256,-1205,-5812,-2966]} 1. e4
c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 a6 8. O-O-O Bd7
9. f3 Nxd4 10. Qxd4 Be7 11. h4 Qc7 {B67: Sicilian: Richter-Rauzer: 7…a6 8
0-0-0 Bd7, lines without 9 f4 Be7} 12. Kb1 b5 {LiveBook: 6 Games} 13. Qd2 b4 {
The position is equal.} 14. Ne2 a5 {[#]} 15. g4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15. Nd4
Rb8 16. Bd3 a4 {1-0 (42) Berg,E (2592)-Holst,C (2161) Helsingor 2008}) 15… h5
16. gxh5 (16. Bxf6 $5 Bxf6 17. g5 $14) 16… Nxh5 17. Nd4 Rb8 18. Bh3 g6 (18…
a4 $142) 19. Rhg1 e5 20. Bxd7+ Qxd7 21. Bxe7 Kxe7 22. Ne2 Qe6 23. Qe3 Rb7 24.
Rd5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has some pressure.} Ra8 (24… a4 $11) 25. Rgd1 $16
Ra6 (25… Rd7 $16) 26. f4 $1 $18 Nf6 $2 (26… exf4 27. Nxf4 Nxf4 28. Qxf4 Qf6
) 27. R5d3 $2 (27. Qd3 $18 {is the precise move to win.} Nxd5 28. Qxa6) 27…
Rc7 {[#]} 28. fxe5 (28. h5 $1 $16 {[%mdl 512]}) 28… dxe5 (28… Qxe5 $11 29.
Nd4 a4) 29. Qg5 $16 {Hoping for h5!} Qc4 $2 {[#]} (29… Rcc6 $16) 30. Nc3 $1
$18 {[%cal Rc3d5][%mdl 512]} Kf8 (30… bxc3 31. Rxc3) 31. Qh6+ (31. Rd8+ $142
Kg7 32. Rh8) 31… Ke7 32. Rd8 $4 {[%mdl 8192]} (32. h5 $18 {avoids the
disaster.}) 32… Ke6 $19 33. Qf8 {R8d6+ would kill now.} Qc5 $2 ({Not} 33…
Qc6 34. Ne2 $17 (34. Nb5 $2 {is a self mate.} Qxc2+ 35. Ka1 Qc1+ 36. Rxc1 Rxc1#
)) (33… Nxe4 $19 {and Black stays clearly on top.} 34. Qe8+ Re7) 34. Qxc5
Rxc5 35. Nd5 Nxd5 36. exd5+ {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} (36. R1xd5 $142 Rxd5
37. exd5+ Ke7 38. Rb8) 36… Ke7 37. Rb8 {[#]} Rd6 $1 38. Rb7+ Rd7 39. d6+ Ke6
40. Rb8 Rxd6 {[%cal Rd6d1]} 41. Rf1 f5 42. Rg1 Kd5 43. Rg8 Rcc6 44. Kc1 (44. c3
{is a better defense.}) 44… e4 {[%cal Be5e4,Be4e3][%mdl 32] Black is clearly
winning.} 45. Ra8 Ra6 46. Re8 Re6 47. Rd1+ Ke5 48. Rb8 e3 49. c4 bxc3 50. bxc3
Rad6 51. Re1 f4 {[%cal Bf5f4,Bf4f3][%mdl 32]} 52. Kc2 Ke4 53. c4 f3 54. Rb3 e2
{Precision: White = 18%, Black = 41%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.6”]
[White “Salgado Lopez, Ivan”]
[Black “Jobava, Baadur”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C10”]
[WhiteElo “2627”]
[BlackElo “2702”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “71”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 13,71,52,60,49,75,77,83,81,81,39,33,37,70,31,31,35,49,46,47,47,53,37,36,
17,31,25,19,0,22,6,14,4,23,15,8,0,-4,-62,-41,-68,-71,-106,-43,-79,0,0,0,0,81,
93,93,96,980,978,919,916,29990,29991,29994,29995]} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3
dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bd7 5. Nf3 Bc6 6. Bd3 Nd7 7. c3 h6 {LiveBook: 3 Games. C10:
French with 3 Nc3: Unusual Black 3rd moves and 3…dxe4} (7… Ndf6 8. Nxf6+
gxf6 9. O-O Ne7 10. c4 Qd7 11. Be3 Bg7 12. Qe2 O-O 13. Rad1 Rfe8 14. h4 Rad8
15. h5 {0-1 (40) Areshchenko,A (2677)-Jobava,B (2713) Chartres 2017}) 8. Bf4
Be7 9. Qe2 Ngf6 $146 {White is better.} ({Find the theoretical novelty and
annotate with similar games:} 9… b6 10. O-O Ngf6 11. Ng3 O-O 12. Rfe1 Bb7 13.
Rad1 Qc8 14. Ne5 c5 15. Nh5 cxd4 16. cxd4 Nxh5 17. Qxh5 {1-0 (23) Valerio,A
(1851)-Saleh,N Teheran 2008}) 10. Nxf6+ Bxf6 11. O-O-O Bxf3 12. Qxf3 Bg5 13.
Kb1 Bxf4 14. Qxf4 c6 15. h4 Nf6 16. Qg3 Rg8 17. Rhe1 Qb8 18. f4 g5 19. hxg5
hxg5 20. Qh3 Qxf4 21. Rf1 Qg4 {Black wants to play …Qxh3.} 22. Qh2 {Strongly
threatening Qc7.} O-O-O 23. Rde1 Rh8 24. Qe5 Nd7 25. Qa5 (25. Qe3 $11) 25…
Qxg2 {…Rh2 is the strong threat.} 26. Qxa7 ({Don’t blunder} 26. Rxf7 $2 Qd2
$19) 26… Rh2 {[%csl Gh2][%cal Rg2b2]} 27. Qa3 Nb6 (27… Qg3 $17 28. Rd1 Qg4)
28. Be4 {[#]} Qd2 (28… Qg3 $1 $17 29. Qb3 Nd5 30. Bxd5 Rxd5) 29. Rd1 $11 Qe3
{[#]} 30. Bxc6 $1 {[%mdl 512]} bxc6 (30… Qe2 $11 31. Qb4 (31. Bf3 Qb5 $11)
31… bxc6 32. Qxb6 Rd7) 31. Qa6+ $16 Kc7 32. Qa7+ ({Don’t play} 32. Rxf7+ $6
Nd7 $11) 32… Kd6 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (32… Kc8 $16) 33. Qxb6 $18 {[%cal Rb6d8]}
Rd7 34. Qb8+ Rc7 35. Rxf7 Qe4+ 36. Ka1 {Precision: White = 57%, Black = 58%.}
1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.6”]
[White “Tari, Aryan”]
[Black “Howell, David W L”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D37”]
[WhiteElo “2588”]
[BlackElo “2701”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “59”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 13,59,0,0,0,64,49,46,39,144,133,121,123,315,291,300,230,231,231,623,557,
491,208,220,226,197,176,205,207,396,363,711,547,1739,1692,1639,1426,2328,2165,
29983,29984,29980,29981,12845,5014,5557,1541,29994,29994]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6
3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. g3 O-O 6. Bg2 dxc4 7. Ne5 Qd6 {LiveBook: 11 Games. E06:
Closed Catalan: Early deviations} 8. O-O c5 $146 (8… Qa6 $11) ({Predecessor:
} 8… Qa6 9. a4 Nc6 10. Nb5 Nxe5 11. dxe5 Rd8 12. Qc2 Nd5 13. Qxc4 c6 14. Nd6
Qxc4 15. Nxc4 b6 16. Bd2 Ba6 17. Rfc1 {1/2-1/2 (17) Efimenko,Z (2647)-Kravtsiv,
M (2623) Lvov 2015}) 9. Bf4 $14 {[#] Threatens to win with Nc6.} Qa6 {White is
slightly better.} 10. dxc5 Nbd7 (10… Bxc5 $14 11. Qa4 Qxa4 12. Nxa4 Bd6) 11.
b4 $16 Rd8 {Threatening …Nxe5.} 12. Qc2 g5 $2 (12… Nxe5 $16 13. Bxe5 Ng4)
13. Nxd7 $18 gxf4 14. Ne5 Nd5 15. Rad1 f6 $2 (15… Nxb4 16. Rxd8+ Bxd8) 16.
Nxd5 exd5 {[#]} 17. Bxd5+ (17. Ng6 $142 $1 {[%mdl 512]} hxg6 18. Qxg6+ Kf8 19.
Rxd5) 17… Rxd5 18. Rxd5 fxe5 19. Rxe5 Qf6 20. Qxc4+ Kg7 $2 (20… Qf7 {
was necessary.} 21. Qxf4 Qxf4 22. gxf4 Bf6) 21. Qe4 Bf8 $2 (21… Kf8 22. Rc1 (
22. gxf4 Qg6+ 23. Qxg6 hxg6 $16) (22. Qxf4 Qxf4 23. gxf4 Bd7 $18) 22… Bd7 23.
Qxb7 (23. gxf4 Qg7+ 24. Qg2 Qxg2+ 25. Kxg2 a5 $16) 23… Bc6) 22. Rd1 Bg4 23.
Qxb7+ Kg8 24. Rdd5 fxg3 25. hxg3 Rd8 26. Rg5+ {[%cal Be5g5,Bg5g4,Bg4f4][%mdl
32]} Kh8 27. Rxg4 Re8 28. Rf4 Qe6 29. Qf7 Qxe2 30. Rd7 {Precision: White = 80%,
Black = 19%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.7”]
[White “Salgado Lopez, Ivan”]
[Black “Jobava, Baadur”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B07”]
[WhiteElo “2627”]
[BlackElo “2702”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “83”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 15,83,39,35,23,29,22,45,39,52,42,77,72,81,67,71,58,74,95,90,24,82,18,
120,116,138,138,133,136,137,134,139,137,160,158,182,177,196,196,219,114,120,
112,120,113,126,115,123,110,121,131,132,130,177,165,293,165,165,0,0,0,0,0,20,
13,51,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 e5 4. dxe5 dxe5 5. Qxd8+ Kxd8 6.
Bc4 Ke8 7. Nf3 Bd6 8. Be3 {B07: Pirc Defence: Miscellaneous Systems} (8. Bg5
Nbd7 9. Nd2 c6 10. Bb3 Bc7 11. O-O Nc5 12. Be3 Ne6 13. f3 Ke7 14. Rfd1 Rd8 15.
Ne2 Nh5 16. g3 Nf6 {1/2-1/2 (50) Shomoev,A (2550)-Najer,E (2682) Sochi 2017})
8… a6 {LiveBook: 16 Games} 9. a3 h6 10. h3 {White has an edge.} Ke7 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 10… b5 11. Bb3 Bb7 12. Nd2 Nbd7 13. f3 c6 14. O-O-O Ke7 15. Nf1
Bc5 {0-1 (55) Sayafarova,A (1745)-Fominykh,M (2282) Moscow 2013}) 11. O-O-O Be6
12. Nd2 (12. Bxe6 {with more complications.} fxe6 13. Rhg1 Nc6 14. Ne1 Nd7 15.
Nd3) 12… Nbd7 13. Bxe6 Kxe6 14. Nc4 Rac8 15. f3 Bc5 16. Bxc5 Nxc5 17. Na5 (
17. Nd5 $16) 17… Rb8 (17… Rhd8 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 18. Rd2 ({White
should try} 18. b4 $16 Ncd7 19. Rd3) 18… Ke7 (18… Rhd8 $11) 19. Rhd1 Ne6
20. Nc4 Rbd8 21. Nxe5 Rxd2 22. Rxd2 h5 23. h4 c6 24. Na4 Rg8 25. Nb6 $1 g5 26.
hxg5 Rxg5 {[#]} 27. Nd3 (27. Nec4 $1 $18) 27… h4 $16 28. Nc4 Nh5 29. Ne3 Ng3
30. Kd1 Rh5 31. Ke1 h3 32. gxh3 Rxh3 33. Rg2 Nd4 {[#]} 34. Nf2 $1 {[%cal Rf2h3]
} Nxf3+ 35. Kd1 Rh2 36. Rxh2 $2 (36. Rxg3 $18 Rxf2 37. Ng4 Rd2+ 38. Kc1) 36…
Nxh2 $18 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KNN-KNN} 37. Nc4 Kd7 38. Kd2 Nf3+ 39. Ke3 Nh4 40.
Ng4 (40. Nd3 $14) 40… f5 $11 41. exf5 Ngxf5+ 42. Kd3 {Precision: White = 72%,
Black = 48%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.05”]
[Round “1.8”]
[White “Jobava, Baadur”]
[Black “Salgado Lopez, Ivan”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C42”]
[WhiteElo “2702”]
[BlackElo “2627”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “75”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 15,75,-27,-25,-38,-43,-45,-16,-31,0,-25,0,0,0,-12,-8,-22,-16,-30,-41,
-28,-8,-15,-16,-39,-37,-47,-56,-35,6,6,10,0,0,0,0,0,7,13,77,72,104,105,108,85,
106,65,259,254,309,319,316,320,286,287,510,487,608,600,1009,878,878,874]} 1. e4
e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d3 Nc6 4. c3 d5 5. Qc2 a5 6. a4 {C44: Ponziani Opening and
Scotch Gambit} Bc5 7. Be2 O-O 8. O-O h6 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 9. h3 (9. Na3 Re8
10. h3 Be6 11. Re1 Qd7 12. Bf1 Rad8 13. Nb5 Bb6 {1/2-1/2 (49) Jobava,B (2713)
-Matlakov,M (2714) Minsk 2017}) 9… Be6 10. Re1 dxe4 $146 ({Find the
theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 10… Qd7 11. Nbd2 Bxh3
12. gxh3 Qxh3 13. d4 exd4 14. cxd4 Bxd4 15. Nxd4 Nxd4 {0-1 (47) Boskovic,D
(2433)-Kastanieda,G (2406) playchess.com INT 2005}) 11. dxe4 Qe7 12. Na3 Rad8
13. Bb5 Nd7 14. Be3 Bxe3 15. Rxe3 f6 16. Bc4 Bxc4 17. Nxc4 Qe6 (17… Qf7 $5 {
[%cal Rf7c4]} 18. b3 b6 $11) 18. Na3 Ne7 19. Rd1 Nc5 20. b4 Rxd1+ 21. Qxd1 axb4
22. cxb4 Na6 23. b5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has good play.} Nc5 24. Qc2 b6 25.
a5 Ra8 26. Nc4 bxa5 (26… Qd7 $11) 27. Ncxe5 $1 $16 Nd7 28. Nxd7 Qxd7 29. Qc4+
Kh7 30. e5 {[%cal Be4e5,Be5f6][%mdl 32]} Qd5 $2 {[#]} (30… f5 $1 $14) 31.
Qxc7 $18 Qd1+ 32. Re1 Qd8 33. Qxd8 Rxd8 34. exf6 Nd5 $2 (34… Ng6 {was
necessary.} 35. Ra1 gxf6 36. Rxa5 Rd1+ 37. Kh2 Kg8) 35. Rd1 {White is clearly
winning.} a4 36. f7 a3 37. Ne5 ({Weaker is} 37. Rxd5 Rxd5 38. f8=Q a2 $14)
37… a2 {[#]} 38. Nd7 $1 {[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 52%, Black = 41%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Black “Grachev, Boris”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B29”]
[WhiteElo “2804”]
[BlackElo “2654”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “79”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,79,-22,-20,-29,29,0,0,0,0,0,83,85,80,91,72,90,139,115,131,135,143,121,
166,145,198,194,191,192,173,88,83,87,135,138,121,89,97,92,120,114,109,110,114,
117,120,122,122,124,297,265,454,446,432,439,586,585,652,667,678,678,581,697,
697,697,675,685,674,681,737,727,7255,10972]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4.
e5 Nfd7 5. e6 (5. d4 e6 6. dxc5 Nc6 7. Bf4 Bxc5 8. Bd3 h6 9. Bg3 g5 10. h3 a6
11. Qd2 b5 12. a3 Bb7 13. O-O Qe7 14. Ne2 Rg8 15. c3 h5 16. Ned4 h4 17. Bh2 {
1-0 (34) Mozharov,M (2555)-Najer,E (2646) Moscow 2014}) 5… fxe6 6. Bb5 {
[#] Black must now prevent Ng5. B29: Sicilian: 2 Nf3 Nf6 (Nimzowitsch
Variation)} Nc6 (6… a6 $142 7. Bxd7+ Bxd7) 7. O-O g6 $146 ({Find the
theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 7… Qc7 8. Re1 Nd4 9.
Nxd4 cxd4 10. Ne2 e5 11. c3 Qb6 12. Qb3 {1-0 (22) Peuraniemi,P (2474)-Krasevec,
A (2292) ICCF corr 2000}) 8. Qe2 {The position is equal.} Bg7 9. Qxe6 Nb6 (9…
Nde5 $1 $11 {keeps the balance.} 10. Qxd5 Qxd5 11. Nxd5 Nxf3+ 12. gxf3 Kf7) 10.
Bxc6+ $16 bxc6 11. Qxc6+ Bd7 12. Qxc5 d4 13. Ne4 (13. Nxd4 Rc8 $17) 13… Rc8
14. Qa3 O-O 15. d3 ({Wrong is} 15. Qxa7 $2 Bc6 $19) 15… h6 16. Re1 Kh7 (16…
Rf7 $16 17. Bd2 (17. Qxa7 Ra8 $11) 17… Rxc2) 17. c4 ({And not} 17. Qxa7 Rxf3
18. Bxh6 (18. gxf3 Ra8 $11) 18… Kxh6 $11) 17… dxc3 18. Nxc3 Bc6 19. Qxe7 ({
White should play} 19. Rxe7 $18 Rc7 20. Rxc7 Qxc7 21. Ne4) 19… Bxf3 20. gxf3
Rc7 21. Qxd8 Rxd8 22. Bf4 Rf7 23. Be3 Bxc3 24. bxc3 {[%cal Bb2c3,Bc3c4][%mdl
32]} Rxd3 25. Bd4 Nd5 26. Rad1 Rdxf3 27. c4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is under
strong pressure.} Nb4 28. Rd2 R3f4 $2 (28… Rc7 $16 {keeps fighting.} 29. Re3
Rxe3 30. Bxe3 Kg7) 29. Re8 $18 {[%csl Gd4][%cal Re8h8]} g5 $2 (29… Rf8 30.
Rxf8 Rxf8) 30. Be5 {White is clearly winning.} Rg4+ 31. Kf1 Nc6 32. Bb2 Rgf4
33. Rh8+ Kg6 34. Rd6+ Kf5 35. Rxc6 Kg4 {[#]} 36. h3+ $1 Kxh3 37. Rhxh6+ Kg4 38.
Rhf6 Rb7 39. Be5 Kf3 40. Bxf4 {Precision: White = 68%, Black = 48%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Kramnik, Vladimir”]
[Black “Demchenko, Anton”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A05”]
[WhiteElo “2803”]
[BlackElo “2650”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “87”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 13,87,26,27,13,16,14,27,4,33,27,43,51,46,37,39,24,29,12,20,24,39,19,21,
12,21,24,72,72,69,85,89,80,98,86,154,168,165,172,172,162,163,157,199,197,192,
176,220,226,272,272,277,256,266,278,303,308,265,261,365,286,800,784,738,669,
949,648,1925,1934,29983,29984,29982,5210,3875,2075,29987,29988]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2.
g3 g6 3. b3 Bg7 4. Bb2 O-O 5. Bg2 d6 6. d4 Nbd7 7. O-O Re8 {LiveBook: 37 Games}
8. a4 {A49: 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 g6 3 g3: Anti-King’s Indian systems} (8. c4 e5 9.
dxe5 Ng4 10. Qd2 dxe5 11. h3 Nh6 12. Ng5 Nf8 13. Qxd8 Rxd8 14. Nc3 f6 15. Nf3
Ne6 16. Rfd1 Bd7 17. e3 Nf7 18. Rd2 {0-1 (42) Mirzoev,A (2541)-Demchenko,A
(2645) Konya 2017}) 8… Rb8 9. c4 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and
annotate with similar games:} 9. Na3 a6 10. Qd3 e5 11. dxe5 Ng4 12. Nc4 Ngxe5
13. Nfxe5 Nxe5 14. Nxe5 Bxe5 15. Bxe5 dxe5 16. Qxd8 Rxd8 17. Rad1 {1/2-1/2 (17)
Regis,G (2129)-Mueller Ludwig,K (2089) Germany 2005}) 9… e5 10. dxe5 {
White has an edge.} Ng4 11. a5 dxe5 12. h3 Nh6 {Threatens to win with …e4.}
13. e4 f6 14. b4 Nf8 15. Nc3 Be6 16. Qe2 Qc8 17. Kh2 Nf7 18. Rfd1 $36 {[%mdl
2048] White is pushing.} c6 19. Bc1 f5 20. Be3 b6 21. axb6 axb6 22. Rac1 Qc7
23. Nd5 cxd5 (23… Qb7 $142) 24. cxd5 $16 Qe7 {Hoping for …Bd7.} 25. dxe6
Nxe6 26. exf5 gxf5 {[#]} 27. Qb5 $1 f4 28. gxf4 ({Inferior is} 28. Bxb6 Qb7 $17
) 28… exf4 29. Rd7 Qf6 30. Bd2 Rbc8 31. Rxc8 ({Don’t take} 31. Qxb6 $6 Rxc1
32. Bxc1 Ne5 $18) 31… Rxc8 32. Qxb6 Rc2 33. Qb7 Bf8 34. Qe4 Qg6 35. Qd5 Qf6
36. h4 {Strongly threatening Bh3.} Bg7 $2 (36… Rc7 37. Bh3 Rxd7 38. Qxd7 Ned8
) 37. Bh3 $18 Nf8 38. Rb7 h6 39. Bg4 Rb2 40. Bh5 Ng6 41. Bxg6 Qxg6 42. Rb8+ (
42. h5 $142 Qf6 43. Bc3 Rxf2+ 44. Kg1 Rd2 45. Bxd2 Kh8 46. Rb8+ Nd8 47. Bc3)
42… Bf8 43. Ne5 Rxd2 {[#]} 44. Rxf8+ $1 {[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 78%,
Black = 41%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Black “Kuzubov, Yuriy”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D37”]
[WhiteElo “2797”]
[BlackElo “2688”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “55”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,55,29,45,29,29,36,32,36,31,36,29,31,32,31,40,16,31,21,10,29,28,10,9,
10,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5.
Bf4 dxc4 6. e3 {D37: Queen’s Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4} b5 7. Nxb5 Bb4+ 8. Nc3 Nd5
9. a3 Nxc3 10. Qd2 Nd5 {LiveBook: 6 Games} 11. axb4 Nxf4 12. exf4 Nb6 $146 ({
Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 12… Bb7 13.
Be2 O-O {1/2-1/2 (34) Nakamura,H (2787)-Karjakin,S (2773) Bilbao 2016}) 13. Be2
Bb7 14. O-O O-O 15. Ne5 Qd6 16. Rfd1 Rfb8 17. Ra5 f6 18. Nxc4 Nxc4 19. Bxc4
Bxg2 $1 20. Kxg2 (20. Rc5 $5 {[%cal Rg1g2]} Bd5 21. Bxd5 exd5 22. Rdc1 $11)
20… Qc6+ {The position is equal.} 21. d5 Qxc4 22. Rc5 (22. Rc1 $5 {[%cal
Rc1c4]} Qe4+ 23. f3 Qg6+ 24. Kh1 $11) 22… Qe4+ 23. f3 Qg6+ 24. Kh1 Rd8 25.
Rg1 Qf7 {[%cal Rd8d5]} 26. dxe6 Rxd2 27. exf7+ Kf8 28. Rxc7 {Precision: White
= 69%, Black = 97%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Black “Kovalyov, Anton”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B90”]
[WhiteElo “2794”]
[BlackElo “2649”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “86”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,86,32,52,38,47,29,80,40,68,61,54,54,54,62,60,55,55,55,55,55,55,56,55,
54,62,62,54,54,83,-79,-87,-79,-82,-58,-63,-85,-68,-67,-65,-82,-50,-129,-127,
-126,-120,-126,-129,-138,-137,-127,-109,-169,-92,-95,-94,-135,-102,-231,-229,
-215,-227,-214,-224,-218,-200,-356,-338,-308,-316,-533,-558]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3
d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 {B90: Sicilian Najdorf:
Unusual White 6th moves, 6 Be3 Ng4 and 6 Be3 e5} 8. Be3 h5 9. Be2 Nbd7 {
LiveBook: 3 Games. White is slightly better.} 10. O-O Rc8 11. Qd2 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 11. a4 Nb6 12. Nd2 d5 13. Bxb6 Qxb6 14. exd5 Nxd5 15. Nxd5 Bxd5
16. Bxh5 Qxb2 {1/2-1/2 (106) Yu,Y (2675)-Chu,W (2257) China 2013}) 11… b5 (
11… Be7 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 12. Rfd1 Nb6 13. Bxb6 Qxb6 14. a4 {[%cal
Ra4b5]} b4 15. Nd5 Nxd5 (15… Bxd5 16. exd5 Ne4 17. Qe1 $11) 16. exd5 Bd7 17.
a5 Qb7 $1 18. Qe3 Be7 19. Qb6 Qxb6 20. axb6 {Threatens to win with b7.} Rb8 $1
21. Rxa6 {Rda1 is the strong threat.} Bd8 22. b7 Ke7 23. Nc5 $2 (23. Ra8 $16
Rxb7 24. Na5) 23… dxc5 $17 24. d6+ Kf6 25. Bf3 Kf5 $1 26. Bd5 $1 e4 27. Re1
Bf6 28. Bxe4+ Kg5 29. Ra5 ({White should try} 29. h4+ $15 Kxh4 30. g3+ Kg5 31.
Ra5) 29… Bxb2 30. Rxc5+ Kf6 $1 31. Re3 g6 32. Rf3+ Ke6 $1 33. Rd3 Rhd8 34.
Ra5 {[#]} (34. f4 $17) 34… f5 (34… h4 $1 $19) 35. Bf3 Bc3 36. h4 Kf6 37. g3
{[#]} (37. Ra8 $17) 37… f4 $1 $19 38. Be4 (38. gxf4 Bf5) 38… Bf5 39. Bxf5
gxf5 40. Rb5 Ke6 41. Kf1 $2 (41. gxf4 {might work better.} Rd7 42. Re3+ Kxd6
43. Rxf5) 41… Rd7 (41… Rxd6 $2 42. Rxd6+ Kxd6 43. gxf4 $17) 42. gxf4 Rbxb7
({But not} 42… Rdxb7 43. Re3+ Kxd6 44. Rxf5 $19) 43. Re3+ $2 (43. Rc5) 43…
Kf6 {Precision: White = 52%, Black = 80%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “So, Wesley”]
[Black “Bluebaum, Matthias”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C11”]
[WhiteElo “2792”]
[BlackElo “2633”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “92”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,92,24,16,33,27,33,40,38,40,26,31,28,26,27,23,19,19,21,16,16,16,23,20,
19,16,16,14,19,14,23,0,0,1,5,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,6,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,4,0,
1,0,0,0,11,11,30,20,41,0,14,-3,-3,-3,13,-3,0,-4,11]} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3
Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 a6 8. Ne2 {C11: French: Classical
System: 4 e5 and 4 Bg5 dxe4} (8. Qd2 b5 9. Be2 Be7 10. O-O O-O 11. a3 Rb8 12.
Kh1 Qc7 13. dxc5 Nxc5 14. b4 Ne4 15. Nxe4 dxe4 16. Nd4 Nxd4 17. Bxd4 {1/2-1/2
(36) Vachier Lagrave,M (2791)-Bluebaum,M (2642) Dortmund 2017}) 8… Qb6 9. Qc1
{LiveBook: 10 Games} f6 {And now …cxd4 would win.} 10. c3 {White is slightly
better.} Be7 11. exf6 Nxf6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11… gxf6 12. Qd2 cxd4 13.
Nexd4 Nc5 14. Nxc6 Qxc6 {1/2-1/2 (46) Kharlamov,V (2474)-Loginov,A (2241) ICCF
email 2007}) 12. dxc5 Bxc5 13. Bxc5 Qxc5 14. Ned4 O-O 15. Be2 Bd7 16. O-O Rae8
17. Qe3 Ng4 18. Qd2 e5 19. fxe5 Ngxe5 20. Nxe5 Nxe5 21. Rxf8+ Rxf8 22. Re1 Nc4
23. Bxc4 dxc4 24. Re3 b5 25. a3 h6 26. Qe1 Qg5 27. Qg3 (27. h3 {with more
complications.} Qg6 28. Kh2 Kh7 29. Re7 Rf7 30. Rxf7 Qxf7 31. Qe5) 27… Qxg3
28. Rxg3 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} Rf6 29. Rf3 Rd6 (29… Kf7 $5) 30.
Kf2 Rd5 (30… Bc6 $5 31. Rf4 Bd5 $11) 31. Ke3 Re5+ 32. Kf4 Re7 33. h4 (33. Re3
$5 {[%cal Re3e7]} g5+ 34. Kf3 Bg4+ 35. Kf2 $11) 33… Bc8 34. Rf2 Bb7 35. Rd2
Re4+ 36. Kg3 Re3+ 37. Kf2 Re4 (37… Re8 {seems wilder.} 38. Nf3 Kf7 39. a4
Bxf3 40. Kxf3 Rf8) 38. g3 (38. Nf3 $5 {[%cal Rd2d7]}) 38… Re7 39. Re2 Rf7+
40. Ke1 Kh7 41. Re5 Bc8 42. Re2 Kg6 {The position is equal.} 43. Rf2 Re7+ 44.
Re2 Rf7 45. Rf2 (45. Re8 $5 {[%cal Re8c8]} Bb7 46. Re5 $11) 45… Re7+ 46. Re2
Rf7 {Precision: White = 72%, Black = 69%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Black “Dubov, Daniil”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B33”]
[WhiteElo “2780”]
[BlackElo “2666”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “59”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 33,59,11,24,30,23,23,18,21,20,22,11,8,18,8,0,0,17,0,52,51,69,18,21,4,22,
8,17,23]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7.
Bg5 a6 8. Na3 b5 9. Nd5 Be7 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. c3 Bg5 12. Nc2 Rb8 13. a4 bxa4 {
B33: Sicilian: Pelikan and Sveshnikov Variations} 14. Ncb4 Nxb4 15. cxb4 Bd7
16. Bxa6 O-O 17. O-O Qe8 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 18. b3 axb3 $1 19. Qxb3 {[#]} Bd8
$146 ({Predecessor:} 19… Kh8 20. Bd3 Bd8 21. Ra6 {0-1 (71) Zawadzka,J (2419)
-Dubov,D (2660) Minsk 2017}) 20. Bc4 Kh8 21. Ra2 Bc6 22. Rb1 f5 23. exf5 Rxf5
24. Kh1 Qf8 25. Qd3 e4 ({But not} 25… Rxf2 $2 26. Rxf2 Qxf2 27. Rf1 $18) ({
Better is} 25… g6 $11) 26. Qxe4 $14 Rb5 {[%cal Rb5d5]} 27. Rd1 ({White
should try} 27. Rd2 $14 Re5 28. Bxb5 Rxe4 29. Bxc6) 27… Rxb4 $1 $11 {The
position is equal.} 28. Qe2 Rb8 29. f3 Bg5 30. Qd3 {Precision: White = 63%,
Black = 47%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Svidler, Peter”]
[Black “Erdos, Viktor”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D31”]
[WhiteElo “2756”]
[BlackElo “2619”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “35”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,35,22,35,35,28,30,29,36,49,45,50,42,37,53,39,44,46,23,21,21,31,14,27,
40,27,0,0,-5]} 1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 a6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Qb3 (5. Nf3 Nf6 6.
Bg5 Be6 7. h3 Nbd7 8. e3 h6 9. Bf4 Bb4 10. Bd3 c5 11. dxc5 Nxc5 12. O-O Bxc3
13. bxc3 O-O {1/2-1/2 (27) Volkov,S (2637)-Ponomariov,R (2692) Linares 2017})
5… c6 {LiveBook: 5 Games} 6. e4 {D31: Queen’s Gambit Declined: Semi-Slav
without …Nf6 (+ Marshall Gambit and Noteboom) and Exchange Variation lines
without …Nf6} dxe4 7. Bc4 Qe7 $1 8. a4 {White has an edge.} Nf6 9. Nge2 {
[%mdl 1024] White has compensation.} g6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9… Bf5 10. O-O
Bg6 11. f4 exf3 12. Rxf3 Qd7 {1-0 (23) Schlechter,C-Janowski,D Monte Carlo 1902
}) 10. O-O Bg7 $1 11. Ng3 O-O 12. Re1 {[%cal Rc3e4]} b5 13. axb5 cxb5 {[#]} 14.
Bxb5 $1 {[%cal Rg3e4,Bc4b5,Bb5a4,Ba4b3][%mdl 544]} Qb7 (14… axb5 15. Rxa8)
15. Ba4 {[%cal Rg3e4]} Qxb3 16. Bxb3 Nc6 17. Rd1 (17. d5 $5 {[%cal Rd5c6]} Nd4
18. Ba4 $14) 17… Bg4 18. Nge2 {Precision: White = 81%, Black = 96%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Yu, Yangyi”]
[Black “Jobava, Baadur”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C42”]
[WhiteElo “2750”]
[BlackElo “2702”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “36”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,36,12,4,16,8,2,11,14,17,5,18,12,20,10,12,11,8,3,23]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3
Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. d4 Be7 7. Bd3 Nc6 8. O-O O-O 9. a3 Bg4
10. Be2 d5 {The position is equal.} 11. h3 {C01: French: Exchange Variation} (
11. Bg5 Re8 12. Re1 Ne4 13. Bxe7 Rxe7 14. Qd3 Nxc3 15. bxc3 g6 16. Qd2 Kg7 17.
h3 Bxf3 18. Bxf3 {1/2-1/2 (16) Andersen,I (2157)-Schultz Pedersen,J (2230)
Hillerod 2010}) 11… Bf5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11… Bxf3 12. Bxf3 Re8 13. Re1
Bd6 14. Bg5 h6 15. Rxe8+ Qxe8 16. Bxf6 gxf6 17. Bxd5 Qd7 18. Qd3 Re8 {1/2-1/2
(33) Kammrad,C (1054)-Mohr,F Winterberg 2002}) 12. Bd3 Be4 13. Be3 Re8 14. Ne5
Bd6 15. Nxc6 bxc6 16. Bg5 Bxd3 17. Qxd3 h6 18. Bh4 Re6 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Wei, Yi”]
[Black “Rapport, Richard”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C65”]
[WhiteElo “2748”]
[BlackElo “2675”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “49”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 11,49,37,36,28,33,31,37,24,26,21,20,12,29,29,30,15,15,14,32,26,35,26,20,
25,20,15,12,5,12,13,13,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3
d6 5. O-O a6 (5… Be7 6. c4 O-O 7. Nc3 Bg4 8. Bxc6 bxc6 9. h3 Bxf3 10. Qxf3
Nd7 11. Be3 Bf6 12. b4 Re8 13. a4 Nf8 14. b5 Qd7 15. Rfb1 Ne6 16. bxc6 Qxc6 {
0-1 (44) Anand,V (2786)-Kramnik,V (2808) Stavanger 2017}) 6. Bxc6+ {C66: Ruy
Lopez: Steinitz Defence} bxc6 {LiveBook: 28 Games} 7. Re1 c5 8. c3 {White is
slightly better.} Bg4 9. h3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9. Nbd2 Be7 10. h3 Bh5 11. Nf1
O-O 12. Ng3 Bxf3 13. Qxf3 {1/2-1/2 (28) Areshchenko,A (2654)-Postny,E (2652)
Germany 2015}) 9… Bxf3 10. Qxf3 Be7 11. Be3 Qb8 12. b3 a5 13. d4 a4 14. Nd2
axb3 15. axb3 cxd4 16. cxd4 O-O 17. Rxa8 Qxa8 18. dxe5 {The position is equal.}
dxe5 19. Rc1 Qb7 20. Qf5 Re8 21. Qxe5 Bd6 22. Qf5 Nxe4 23. Nxe4 Qxe4 24. Qxe4
Rxe4 25. Bc5 {Precision: White = 67%, Black = 76%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Harikrishna, P.”]
[Black “Sethuraman, S P.”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C67”]
[WhiteElo “2741”]
[BlackElo “2617”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “48”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 23,48,7,6,-16,-10,-6,-4,-8,0,-20,-20,-20,-20,-17,-23,-20,-21,-21,-29,
-45,-43,-33,0,0,0,0,0]} 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 h5 {C67: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence:
4 0-0 Nxe4} 10. Nc3 Ke8 11. Ne2 b6 12. Rd1 Ba6 {LiveBook: 10 Games} 13. Ned4
Nxd4 14. Nxd4 c5 15. Nf5 Be2 {[#]} 16. Re1 $146 (16. Rd2 $5 {[%cal Rd2e2]} Bc4
17. Ne3 $11) ({Predecessor:} 16. Rd2 Bc4 17. Ne3 Be6 18. Nd5 {0-1 (63)
Kurnosov,I (2676)-Karjakin,S (2760) Moscow 2010}) 16… Bc4 17. Bg5 Be6 18. Ne3
Be7 19. Bxe7 Kxe7 20. f4 {Threatening f5.} g6 21. Re2 Rad8 22. Rf1 h4 (22…
Bf5 $5) 23. f5 gxf5 24. Nxf5+ Bxf5 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Le, Quang Liem”]
[Black “Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “D38”]
[WhiteElo “2739”]
[BlackElo “2702”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “140”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 12,140,13,20,21,27,17,20,13,11,16,11,17,11,11,11,15,14,11,0,0,4,5,0,0,
-10,-14,-18,-6,-7,0,-28,0,-11,0,0,0,-38,-41,-58,-73,-51,-68,-51,-75,-61,-35,
-34,-39,-53,-44,-85,0,-95,-5,-5,-25,-82,-76,-67,-61,-79,-34,-39,-37,-62,-35,
-81,-81,-72,-53,-102,-116,-94,-97,-108,-108,-106,-100,-108,-108,-225,-229,-195,
-214,-420,-429,-407,-363,-472,-459,-418,-402,-390,-377,-442,-437,-492,-482,
-1341,-1225,-1318,-1237,-1637,-1637,-29963,-29965,-29963,-29964,-29964,-29962,
-29956,-29959,-29953,-29955,-29968,-12764,-29970,-29972,-29973,-29974,-29974,
-29975,-29975,-29976,-29976,-29977,-29977,-29978,-29979,-29976]} 1. Nf3 d5 2.
d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 O-O {D38: Queen’s
Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defence (4 Nf3 Bb4)} 8. e3 Bf5 9. Qb3 Bxc3+ {The
position is equal.} 10. Qxc3 Nbd7 11. Be2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. Nd2 Rc8 12.
Be2 c5 13. O-O Qb6 14. Rfc1 Rfe8 15. Kf1 {1/2-1/2 (40) Karjakin,S (2783)
-Harikrishna,P (2755) Shamkir 2017}) 11… c6 12. Nd2 Ne4 13. Bxd8 Nxc3 14.
bxc3 {Threatens to win with Bh4.} Rfxd8 15. f3 c5 16. Kf2 Rac8 17. Rhc1 Rc7 18.
e4 dxe4 19. fxe4 Bg6 20. Bf3 Ne5 21. Ke3 Nc6 {[%cal Rc5d4]} (21… Rcd7 $5 {
[%cal Rc5d4]} 22. Nb3 Nc4+ 23. Kd3 Nb2+ 24. Kc2 Na4 $15) 22. Nb3 (22. d5 $5 {
[%cal Rd5c6]} Ne5 23. g4 $15) 22… cxd4+ 23. cxd4 Re7 24. g4 f6 25. Re1 Bf7
$36 {[%mdl 2048] White is under strong pressure.} 26. Rad1 Nb4 27. Rd2 Rc7 {
And now …Nc2+ would win.} 28. Kf2 {[#]} Nxa2 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 29. d5 (29. Rxa2
Bxb3) 29… Nc3 30. Nd4 Rc4 31. Re3 Be8 (31… Kf8 $17) 32. Bg2 (32. Ne6 $11 {
remains equal.} Rdc8 33. e5) 32… Nb5 ({Better is} 32… Bd7 $17 33. Bf1 Rcc8)
33. Nxb5 $1 $11 Bxb5 34. Bf1 (34. Rb2 $11 Rc5 35. Bf3) 34… Rc5 35. Bxb5 Rxb5
$17 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} 36. Rc3 Rd7 37. Ke3 Kf7 38. Rdc2 a5 39. Rc7
Ke7 40. Rc8 a4 41. Ra8 {[#]} Rb4 $1 42. Kd3 Rd8 43. Ra7 Kd6 {Strongly
threatening …Re8.} 44. Rc4 Rxc4 45. Kxc4 {KR-KR} Ke5 46. Rxb7 {[#]} (46. Kd3
$17) 46… Ra8 $1 $19 47. Rb2 a3 ({Weaker is} 47… Kxe4 48. Re2+ Kf3 49. Ra2
$15) 48. Ra2 $2 (48. Rb1) 48… Kxe4 49. d6 {Kc5 is the strong threat.} Ke5 50.
Kc5 {Hoping for d7.} Rc8+ 51. Kb4 Kxd6 52. Rxa3 Rc7 53. Re3 Kd5 54. h3 g6 55.
Re8 (55. Rd3+ $142 Ke5 56. Re3+ Kf4 57. Re6) 55… f5 56. Rg8 Rc6 57. Kb5 Rf6
58. gxf5 gxf5 59. Rd8+ Ke4 60. Re8+ Kf3 61. Kc4 Rd6 62. Kc5 Rd1 63. Rh8 f4 {
[%cal Bf5f4,Bf4f3][%mdl 32]} 64. Rxh6 Kg3 {Black mates.} 65. Rg6+ Kxh3 66. Rf6
Kg3 67. Rg6+ Kf2 68. Kc4 f3 69. Kc3 Kf1 70. Kc2 Rd5 {Precision: White = 36%,
Black = 80%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Fedoseev, Vladimir”]
[Black “Inarkiev, Ernesto”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B34”]
[WhiteElo “2731”]
[BlackElo “2694”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “73”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,73,-37,12,0,18,0,0,0,0,19,14,22,99,103,96,97,118,119,86,93,110,114,
88,104,99,88,128,133,152,157,210,180,257,257,263,278,270,257,252,252,251,231,
220,231,292,293,318,265,399,406,809,809,771,134,761,744,1297,1333]} 1. e4 c5 2.
Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Be2 O-O 8. Nb3 d6 9. g4
a6 {LiveBook: 3 Games. B72: Sicilian Dragon: 6 Be3, lines with h3+Bc4 and
sidelines} (9… d5 $5) (9… Be6 10. g5 Nd7 11. h4 Nb6 12. f4 Nc4 13. Bxc4
Bxc4 14. Qf3 Nb4 15. Rh2 Qc7 16. Bd4 Bxd4 17. Nxd4 {0-1 (34) Tomczak,J (2585)
-Moranda,W (2588) Poland 2015}) 10. h4 $146 {[%cal Bh2h4,Bh4h5][%mdl 32]} (10.
g5 $5 {[%cal Rg5f6]} Nd7 11. f4 $11) ({Predecessor:} 10. g5 Nd7 11. Qd2 b5 12.
h4 Bb7 13. h5 Rc8 14. f4 {0-1 (39) Wu,C (2377)-Escalante Ramirez,B (2302)
Khanty-Mansiysk 2016}) 10… b5 {[%cal Bb7b5,Bb5b4][%mdl 32]} 11. h5 b4 {
The position is equal.} 12. Nd5 e6 13. Nb6 Rb8 14. Nxc8 Qxc8 (14… Rxc8 $11
15. Bxa6 Rb8) 15. Qxd6 $16 {[#] And now hxg6 would win.} e5 16. O-O-O a5 17.
hxg6 hxg6 18. g5 Rd8 19. Qc5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Keeping Black busy.} ({Don’t play
} 19. gxf6 Rxd6 20. Rxd6 Bf8 $15) 19… Nd7 20. Qd5 Nb6 21. Qb5 Nd5 22. Qa4 ({
Inferior is} 22. exd5 Rxb5 23. Bxb5 Nd4 $17) 22… Nxe3 23. fxe3 {[%cal Bf2e3,
Be3d4][%mdl 32]} Qc7 (23… Rxd1+ $16 24. Rxd1 Ra8) 24. Bc4 Nd4 (24… Rbc8
$142 25. Rdf1 Rf8) 25. Nxa5 $18 (25. exd4 Qxc4 26. Nxa5 Qa6 $16) 25… Ra8 26.
exd4 Qxc4 27. Nxc4 Rxa4 28. dxe5 Re8 29. Kb1 Bxe5 30. Nb6 Ra7 31. Nd5 Kg7 32.
Rh3 Ra4 (32… Rb8 {was necessary.} 33. Rdh1 Rd7 34. Rh7+ Kg8) 33. Rdh1 {
aiming for Rh7+.} Rd8 (33… Ra5 $142 34. Nxb4 Kf8) 34. Rh7+ Kg8 35. Ne7+ Kf8
36. Nc6 Re8 {[#]} 37. Rh8+ $1 {Precision: White = 86%, Black = 57%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Bacrot, Etienne”]
[Black “Bu, Xiangzhi”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C42”]
[WhiteElo “2728”]
[BlackElo “2714”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “45”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 24,45,34,41,39,35,39,35,47,35,50,39,50,47,60,27,58,21,26,21,21,21,31,30]
} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 {[%cal Bg8f6,Bf6e4,Be4d2][%mdl 32]} 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3
Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Be7 7. O-O Nc6 8. Nbd2 Nxd2 9. Bxd2 Bg4 10. c3 O-O {
C42: Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves} 11. h3 Bh5 12. g3 Qd7
13. Kg2 {LiveBook: 8 Games} Rfe8 (13… Bg6 14. Ne1 Bd6 15. Qg4 Qxg4 16. hxg4
Rfe8 17. Bxg6 hxg6 18. Nd3 {1/2-1/2 (37) Caruana,F (2810)-Dominguez Perez,L
(2713) Dortmund 2016}) 14. Qc2 Bg6 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and
annotate with similar games:} 14… Bxf3+ 15. Kxf3 g6 16. Kg2 Bd6 17. Rae1 Ne7
18. Re2 {1/2-1/2 (55) Baklan,V (2621)-Costachi,M (2428) Calimanesti Caciulata
2016}) 15. Bxg6 hxg6 16. Rfe1 b6 17. Bf4 Bd6 18. Bxd6 Qxd6 19. Re2 Re7 20. Rxe7
Nxe7 21. Re1 f6 22. h4 Qd7 23. Ng1 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Matlakov, Maxim”]
[Black “Andreikin, Dmitry”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E10”]
[WhiteElo “2728”]
[BlackElo “2708”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “45”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,45,29,32,33,32,35,32,31,30,25,29,20,32,37,28,33,38,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,-15]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 a6 4. Nc3 d5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 {
D37: Queen’s Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4} (6. Qb3 b5 7. Bg5 Be6 8. Qc2 Nbd7 9. e3 c5
10. dxc5 Bxc5 11. Bd3 h6 12. Bh4 Rc8 13. O-O O-O {1/2-1/2 (39) Gelfand,B (2728)
-Mamedyarov,S (2800) Geneve 2017}) 6… Be6 7. e3 Nbd7 8. Bd3 Bd6 9. O-O c6 {
LiveBook: 11 Games} 10. Bf4 Qc7 11. Bxd6 Qxd6 12. h3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12.
Ng5 O-O 13. Qc2 h6 14. Nxe6 Qxe6 {1/2-1/2 (55) Sorokin,A (2469)-Rakhmanov,A
(2670) Sochi 2017}) 12… O-O 13. Qc2 a5 14. Nd2 Rfe8 15. Rae1 Nb6 16. f4 Bd7
17. g4 {[%cal Bg2g4,Bg4g5][%mdl 32]} c5 {The position is equal.} 18. dxc5 Qxc5
19. Nb3 Qe7 20. g5 Ne4 21. Bxe4 dxe4 22. Qg2 a4 23. Nd4 {Precision: White =
66%, Black = 81%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Vitiugov, Nikita”]
[Black “Najer, Evgeniy”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E81”]
[WhiteElo “2728”]
[BlackElo “2694”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “132”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,132,25,18,54,0,0,6,20,21,64,59,50,36,55,36,30,41,71,71,88,69,91,-23,
-22,-32,-45,-36,-36,-22,-25,-12,0,-36,-21,-58,-47,-89,-58,-72,-53,-51,-34,-53,
-59,-54,-35,-40,-22,-52,0,-48,0,-54,-31,-31,-31,-25,-27,-42,-35,-29,-31,-29,
-31,-40,-10,-27,-31,-75,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,
-8,-8,-8,-8,0,-8,-8,-8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4
g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Nge2 a6 7. Bg5 {E81: King’s Indian:
Sämisch: 6th move deviations (including 6 Be3 c6)} (7. Ng3 Nbd7 8. Be2 c6 9.
O-O b5 10. Be3 Rb8 11. Rf2 Qc7 12. Rc1 b4 13. Na4 c5 14. d5 e6 15. b3 Re8 16.
Qd2 exd5 17. cxd5 Nb6 18. Nxb6 Qxb6 {1-0 (34) Aronian,L (2780)-Van Wely,L
(2695) Wijk aan Zee 2017}) 7… b5 8. Qd2 Nbd7 9. Ng3 c5 10. d5 Qa5 11. cxb5 {
LiveBook: 4 Games} axb5 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with
similar games:} 11… Nb6 12. Be2 axb5 13. O-O b4 14. Nd1 Ba6 15. Ne3 Bxe2 16.
Nxe2 Qb5 17. b3 Ra6 18. Rac1 {1-0 (38) Miton,K (2638)-Zhigalko,A (2532) Warsaw
2006}) 12. Nxb5 ({Better is} 12. Bxb5 $14 Ba6 13. Bxa6 Qxa6 14. Nge2) 12…
Qxd2+ $11 13. Bxd2 Ba6 14. a4 Rfb8 {Threatens to win with …Bxb5.} 15. Rb1 Ne8
16. b3 Rb7 17. Kd1 h5 18. Na3 h4 19. Bxa6 Rxa6 20. Ne2 Ne5 21. Rf1 (21. Nc3 $16
) 21… c4 22. bxc4 Rxb1+ 23. Nxb1 Rxa4 24. Kc2 Rxc4+ 25. Nbc3 f5 26. Bf4 Nd7
27. Kd3 Rb4 28. Be3 Ne5+ 29. Kc2 Nc4 30. Bc1 Kf7 31. Nf4 Nc7 32. g4 hxg3 33.
hxg3 Ne5 34. Bd2 Nc4 35. Bc1 $1 Ne5 36. Bd2 Rc4 37. Kb3 Na6 38. Ne6 Bf6 39. Bg5
Nc5+ (39… Rb4+ {keeps more tension.} 40. Kc2 Nc4 41. Nd1 Bxg5 42. Nxg5+ Kf6)
40. Nxc5 Rxc5 41. Bxf6 Kxf6 $15 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} 42. f4 Ng4 (42…
Nc4 $5 {[%cal Rc4d2]} 43. Rd1 Rc8 $15) 43. Ra1 Kf7 44. Ra4 Nf6 ({Black should
play} 44… Ne3 $17 {With the idea …Nf1.} 45. Ra1 fxe4 46. Nxe4 Rxd5) 45.
exf5 $11 {The position is equal.} gxf5 46. Rc4 Ra5 47. Ra4 Rxa4 48. Kxa4 {KN-KN
} Kg6 {…Ne4 is the strong threat.} 49. Kb5 $1 Kh5 {aiming for …Kg4.} 50.
Kc6 $1 Kg4 51. Ne2 Kf3 52. Nd4+ Ke4 53. Ne6 Nxd5 {Strongly threatening …Nf6.}
54. Kd7 Kf3 (54… Ne3 $5 {[%cal Rd6d5]} 55. Kxe7 Nf1 $11) 55. Nd4+ Ke4 56. Ne6
Kd3 {And now …Kc4 would win.} 57. Ng5 $1 Kc3 58. Ke6 Ne3 59. Kxe7 d5 60. Ke6
$1 d4 {[#]} 61. g4 $1 {[%cal Rg4f5][%mdl 512]} fxg4 (61… Nxg4 62. Kxf5) 62.
f5 {[#] Black must now prevent f6.} Nxf5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 63. Kxf5 d3 64. Kxg4
d2 65. Ne4+ Kc2 {[#]} 66. Nxd2 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kxd2 {Precision: White = 68%,
Black = 59%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Navara, David”]
[Black “Cheparinov, Ivan”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A18”]
[WhiteElo “2720”]
[BlackElo “2695”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “63”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 23,63,0,0,-14,0,0,-9,-38,42,0,0,14,18,-7,38,28,34,33,40,0,16,18,0,17,57,
62,60,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,170,187,578,583]} 1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. e4 d5 4.
e5 d4 5. exf6 dxc3 6. bxc3 Qxf6 7. Nf3 e5 8. d4 Nc6 {A18: English Opening:
Flohr-Mikenas System (1 c4 Nf6 2 Nc3 e6 3 e4)} 9. Bg5 Qg6 10. d5 Nb8 11. h4 h6
12. h5 Qd6 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 13. Be3 Nd7 14. Qa4 {[#]} (14. c5 $5 Nxc5 15.
Bb5+ Nd7 16. c4 $11) 14… Qa3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14… c6 15. Rd1 {1-0 (67)
Nakamura,H (2787)-Caruana,F (2795) Saint Louis 2016}) 15. Qb3 (15. Qc2 {
with more complications.} Bc5 16. Bc1 Qa5 17. Bd3 O-O 18. O-O) 15… a5 (15…
Qa5 $15) 16. Qc2 Qd6 17. Bd3 Be7 18. Rd1 a4 19. O-O O-O 20. Rfe1 b6 21. Bh7+
Kh8 22. Bf5 Qf6 23. g4 Qd6 24. Bc1 a3 25. Bxd7 ({Better is} 25. Qe2 $14) 25…
Bxd7 $11 26. Nxe5 Ba4 27. Qf5 Bxd1 28. Nxf7+ Rxf7 29. Qxf7 Bh4 $1 {[#] And now
…Bc2 would win.} (29… Qd7 $6 30. Re6 $16) 30. g5 $1 (30. Rxd1 $2 Rf8 $19)
30… Ba4 $2 ({Avoid the trap} 30… Rf8 $2 31. Re8 $18) (30… Bxg5 $11 31.
Bxg5 (31. Rxd1 $2 Bxc1 32. Rxc1 Rf8 $19) 31… hxg5 32. Rxd1 Rf8) 31. Re7 $18 {
[%csl Ge7][%cal Rf7g7]} Bxf2+ $2 (31… Rg8 {is more resistant.}) 32. Kh1 {
Precision: White = 66%, Black = 59%.} ({Stronger than} 32. Kxf2 Qh2+ 33. Ke3
Rg8 $11) 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Tomashevsky, Evgeny”]
[Black “Vallejo Pons, Francisco”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A06”]
[WhiteElo “2710”]
[BlackElo “2717”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “75”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 11,75,26,23,22,6,0,19,0,2,0,0,0,37,38,34,18,63,41,46,29,44,49,51,33,47,
48,52,41,47,43,41,46,45,12,10,0,29,0,0,0,13,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,11,0]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Bf5 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Nf6 {[#]} 5. c4 $1 {
[%mdl 512]} c6 (5… dxc4 6. Ne5) 6. Qb3 Qb6 7. d3 {A11: English Opening: 1…
c6} Nbd7 8. cxd5 exd5 9. Qc2 Qc5 10. Qd1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10. Qa4 Qb4 11.
Qd1 Be7 12. a3 Qb6 13. Nc3 Bg4 14. b4 O-O {1/2-1/2 (44) Giri,A (2775)-Grischuk,
A (2761) Geneve 2017}) 10… Be7 11. Nc3 Rd8 12. Be3 Qa5 13. a3 $36 {[%mdl
2048] White has good play.} a6 14. b4 Qc7 15. Bf4 Bd6 16. Bxd6 Qxd6 17. e4 Bg4
18. exd5 Nxd5 19. Re1+ Ne7 20. Qe2 Nf6 21. Qe3 Qc7 22. Ng5 h6 23. Nge4 Nd7 {
[%cal Bf6d7,Bd7c5,Bc5b3][%mdl 32]} 24. d4 {[#] Black must now prevent d5!} (24.
Nd2 {keeps more tension.} Nf8 25. Nc4 Ne6 26. Na4 O-O 27. Nc5) 24… O-O {
The position is equal.} 25. Nc5 Nxc5 26. Qxe7 (26. dxc5 $5 {[%cal Re3e7]} Rd7
27. Bf3 $11) 26… Qxe7 27. Rxe7 Nb3 28. Rae1 Nxd4 29. Rxb7 Rfe8 30. Rbe7 Rxe7
31. Rxe7 Nb5 32. h3 {aiming for Nxb5.} Be6 33. Nxb5 cxb5 34. Ra7 Rd1+ 35. Kh2
Rd2 36. Kg1 Rd1+ 37. Kh2 Rd2 38. Kg1 {Precision: White = 57%, Black = 76%.}
1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Wang, Hao”]
[Black “Gelfand, Boris”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D30”]
[WhiteElo “2701”]
[BlackElo “2737”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “143”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 11,143,29,29,10,20,8,18,5,17,9,26,15,7,0,8,0,17,16,30,2,29,24,50,47,45,
1,18,16,18,17,30,21,35,30,29,21,37,12,12,8,9,21,20,20,35,25,36,27,23,11,76,76,
76,76,76,77,77,77,80,80,90,90,90,93,116,116,116,116,116,116,116,116,116,116,
116,116,116,116,116,116,116,116,116,116,116,116,116,116,116,55,116,116,116,116,
116,55,55,55,55,27,27,27,27,27,27,27,27,27,27,27,27,27,27,0,27,0,27,27,27,17,
17,17,17,17,17,17,141,100,100,115,141,141,141,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5
4. Bg5 h6 5. Bxf6 Qxf6 6. e3 g6 {LiveBook: 8 Games. D30: Queen’s Gambit
Declined: Systems without Nc3} 7. Qb3 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and
annotate with similar games:} 7. Nbd2 Bg7 8. Bd3 O-O 9. O-O Nd7 10. b4 Qe7 11.
Qb3 c6 12. a4 Rd8 13. a5 Rb8 14. Rfd1 {0-1 (43) Kryakvin,D (2554)-Riazantsev,A
(2651) Sochi 2016}) 7… c6 8. Nbd2 Bg7 {The position is equal.} 9. Bd3 O-O 10.
O-O Qe7 11. Rac1 Nd7 12. Rfe1 a5 13. a3 dxc4 14. Nxc4 a4 15. Qc3 b6 16. Nfe5
Bxe5 17. dxe5 Ba6 18. Be4 Bxc4 19. Qxc4 Nxe5 20. Qd4 Qf6 21. f4 ({Much weaker
is} 21. Qxb6 Rab8 $15) 21… Ng4 22. Qxf6 Nxf6 23. Bxc6 Ra5 24. Red1 Rc8 25. h3
Nd5 26. Kf2 Ne7 27. Bf3 Rac5 28. Rxc5 Rxc5 $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN}
29. Rd8+ Kg7 30. Bd1 Nd5 (30… b5 $11) 31. Bxa4 $16 Rc1 32. Bb3 Rb1 33. Bxd5
Rxb2+ 34. Kf3 exd5 35. Rxd5 {KR-KR} b5 36. g4 Rb3 37. h4 Rxa3 38. Rxb5 Ra1 39.
h5 gxh5 40. Rxh5 Ra3 41. Rd5 Rb3 42. Ke4 Ra3 43. Rd6 Rb3 44. Rd3 Rb5 45. Rd5
Rb3 46. Ra5 Kf6 47. Ra8 Kg7 48. Rd8 (48. Ra6 {is more complex.} Rb1 49. Ra5 Re1
50. Rc5 Ra1 51. Rb5) 48… Ra3 49. Rd3 Ra5 50. Kf3 ({White should try} 50. Rd1
$16) 50… Ra1 (50… f6 $1 $14) 51. Rd5 Ra3 52. Re5 Ra4 53. g5 (53. Re7 $16)
53… hxg5 $14 54. Rxg5+ Kf8 55. e4 f6 56. Rb5 Kf7 57. Rb7+ Kf8 58. Rc7 Rb4 59.
Ra7 Rc4 60. Ra3 Kf7 61. Re3 Kg6 62. Ra3 Kf7 63. Ra7+ Kf8 64. f5 Rb4 65. Kg4 {
Black should prevent Kh5.} (65. Ra6 $5 {[%cal Ra6f6]} Kf7 66. Ra7+ Ke8 67. Ra6
$14) 65… Rxe4+ 66. Kh5 {Threatening Kg6.} Kg8 67. Kg6 {[#] Intending Ra8+
and mate.} Rg4+ 68. Kxf6 {Ra8+ is the strong threat.} Rf4 (68… Rc4 $1 $11)
69. Ra8+ Kh7 70. Ke6 {Threatens to win with f6.} Kg7 {intending …Re4+.} 71.
Ra7+ Kg8 72. Ra8+ {Precision: White = 54%, Black = 63%.} (72. Kf6 $16) 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Duda, Jan-Krzysztof”]
[Black “Ivanchuk, Vassily”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C10”]
[WhiteElo “2698”]
[BlackElo “2727”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “41”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 12,41,34,34,32,32,22,24,27,30,27,25,37,26,35,22,36,36,32,33,44,36,44,37,
50,50,76,73,68,14,11,-1]} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. g3 Ngf6
6. Nxf6+ Nxf6 7. Bg2 e5 {C10: French with 3 Nc3: Unusual Black 3rd moves and 3.
..dxe4} (7… c5 8. Ne2 Be7 9. O-O O-O 10. c3 h6 11. Qb3 Qb6 12. Rd1 Rd8 13.
Be3 Qa6 14. c4 Ng4 15. dxc5 Nxe3 16. Rxd8+ Bxd8 17. Qxe3 Bf6 {1-0 (45)
Harikrishna,P (2737)-Hort,V (2428) Biel 2017}) 8. Nf3 exd4 9. Qxd4 Be7 {
White has an edge.} 10. Bf4 O-O 11. O-O-O c6 12. Rhe1 {[#] Threatens to win
with Qe5.} Qxd4 13. Nxd4 {[#]} Bc5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13… Bb4 14. c3 Bc5
15. Bg5 Bxd4 16. Rxd4 {1-0 (49) Kadric,D (2481)-Kritz,L (2593) Richardson 2014}
) 14. Bg5 Bb6 15. c3 Bd7 16. Bxf6 gxf6 17. Be4 Rfd8 18. f3 Be6 19. Nxe6 fxe6
20. Rxd8+ (20. Bd3 $14) 20… Rxd8 $11 21. Rd1 {Precision: White = 84%, Black
= 64%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Rodshtein, Maxim”]
[Black “Adams, Michael”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E21”]
[WhiteElo “2695”]
[BlackElo “2738”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “55”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 22,55,26,34,15,19,22,20,27,17,18,14,34,29,34,8,7,10,10,0,17,0,15,0,6,11,
14,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,10,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 c5 5. g3 cxd4 6.
Nxd4 O-O 7. Bg2 d5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Qb3 Qa5 10. Bd2 Nc6 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. O-O {
[#] And now Nxd5 would win.} Bxc3 {E20: Nimzo-Indian: 4 g3 and 4 f3} 13. bxc3 {
Threatening Rad1.} Ba6 14. Rfd1 {aiming for c4.} Qc5 15. e4 (15. c4 Qxc4 16. e4
Nb6 17. Rdc1 Qxb3 18. axb3 Bb5 19. Be3 Rfb8 20. Bf1 {1/2-1/2 (37) Bukavshin,I
(2655)-Jakovenko,D (2759) Chita 2015}) 15… Bc4 16. Qa4 Nb6 17. Qb4 Qh5 {
Hoping for …Rad8.} 18. Re1 c5 {The position is equal.} 19. Qa5 Rfc8 20. Bf4
e5 $146 21. Be3 Be6 22. Rab1 ({Wrong is} 22. Bxc5 $2 Nc4 $19) 22… h6 23. Bf1
Bh3 24. Be2 (24. Bxc5 $2 Bxf1 25. Rxf1 Nc4 $19) 24… Bg4 25. Ba6 Bh3 26. Be2 (
26. Bxc5 $2 {[#]} Qf3 $1 $19 {[%mdl 512]}) 26… Bg4 27. Bf1 Bh3 28. Be2 {
Precision: White = 66%, Black = 76%.} ({Don’t go for} 28. Bxc5 $2 Bxf1 29. Rxf1
Nc4 $19) 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Artemiev, Vladislav”]
[Black “Radjabov, Teimour”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C28”]
[WhiteElo “2692”]
[BlackElo “2742”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “97”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 15,97,15,17,6,23,16,18,24,18,0,0,0,24,0,0,0,0,0,0,-10,-8,-11,0,-15,-11,
-12,-9,-13,-17,-12,-15,-36,-31,-40,-19,-33,-27,-39,-38,-36,-35,-38,-42,-40,-35,
-35,-16,-28,-27,-54,-54,-68,0,0,0,0,17,17,26,26,34,0,13,12,27,8,34,0,27,27,27,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. d3 Na5 5. Qf3
Nxc4 (5… d6 6. Nge2 Be7 7. h3 O-O 8. O-O Be6 9. b3 Qd7 10. a4 Rad8 11. Ba3
Ne8 12. Qe3 a6 13. f4 Nxc4 14. bxc4 exf4 15. Nxf4 {1/2-1/2 (45) Rublevsky,S
(2681)-Jakovenko,D (2704) Khanty-Mansiysk 2016}) 6. dxc4 {C28: Vienna Game: 2..
.Nf6 3 Bc4 Nc6} d6 7. Nge2 {[%cal Bg1e2,Be2g3,Bg3f5,Bf5e3,Be3d5][%mdl 32]} Be7
8. O-O O-O {LiveBook: 4 Games} 9. a4 Be6 (9… Bg4 $5 {[%cal Rg4f3]} 10. Qd3
Be6 $11) 10. b3 Nd7 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with
similar games:} 10… c6 11. Rd1 Qc7 12. Ba3 Rfd8 13. h3 {0-1 (53) Laarhoven,
T-Swinkels,R (2286) Vlissingen 2006}) 11. Ng3 Bg5 12. Nf5 Bxc1 13. Raxc1 g6 14.
Ne3 a5 15. Rcd1 Nc5 16. Qg3 Qf6 $1 17. f3 Qg7 18. Qe1 b6 19. Ned5 f5 20. exf5
Rxf5 21. Qd2 Raf8 22. Ne4 Bxd5 23. Qxd5+ Qf7 24. Rfe1 h5 25. Qxf7+ R8xf7 26.
Nc3 g5 27. Nd5 Kh7 28. Ne3 R5f6 29. Rd2 Ne6 30. c3 Rg6 31. b4 Rg8 32. Rb1 Ra8
33. Ra1 axb4 (33… Rf4 $15) 34. cxb4 $11 Nd4 {[#] White must now prevent …
Nb3.} 35. Raa2 c6 (35… Nc6 $5 {[%cal Rc6b4]}) 36. b5 Rc7 37. Rdb2 Ne6 38. Rd2
Nd4 39. Kf2 Kg6 40. Rdb2 Nf5 41. Rd2 (41. c5 $5 {[%cal Rc5b6]} Nxe3 42. cxb6
Nd1+ 43. Kf1 Nxb2 44. Rxb2 cxb5 45. bxc7 $11) 41… Nd4 42. bxc6 Rxc6 43. Nd5
Ra7 {The position is equal.} 44. Rdb2 Rxc4 45. Rxb6 Rcxa4 46. Rxd6+ Kg7 47.
Rxa4 Rxa4 48. Rd7+ Kg6 49. Rd6+ {Precision: White = 59%, Black = 68%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Onischuk, Alexander”]
[Black “Wojtaszek, Radoslaw”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A40”]
[WhiteElo “2682”]
[BlackElo “2739”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “83”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 12,83,0,0,8,-52,3,-2,0,-9,15,12,12,0,13,16,7,20,7,6,21,10,6,2,4,0,12,10,
26,16,12,8,18,18,15,20,12,12,22,22,18,6,8,5,10,8,9,6,22,22,22,20,16,16,20,20,
23,10,11,12,31,22,52,2,2,2,2,3,38,2,2,2,3,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4.
Nf3 Bb4+ 5. Nbd2 dxc4 6. a3 {E01: Catalan: Early deviations} (6. Bg2 b5 7. a4
c6 8. O-O a5 9. Qc2 O-O 10. b3 c3 11. Nb1 bxa4 12. bxa4 Bb7 13. Nxc3 c5 14.
dxc5 Nbd7 15. Rd1 Qe7 16. Nb5 {1/2-1/2 (16) Yu,Y (2749)-Yilmaz,M (2630)
Khanty-Mansiysk 2017}) 6… Bxd2+ 7. Bxd2 {LiveBook: 5 Games} O-O 8. Qc2 ({
White should play} 8. Bg2 $11) 8… b6 $146 (8… b5 $15) ({Find the
theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 8… b5 9. Bg2 Bb7 10.
O-O Be4 11. Qc1 Nc6 12. Rd1 Nd5 13. Bc3 {0-1 (35) Zhao,S (1856)-Zhu,J (2012)
Wuxi 2015}) 9. Qxc4 $11 Bb7 10. Rc1 c5 11. dxc5 Bd5 12. Qh4 Nbd7 {[%cal Bb8d7,
Bd7c5,Bc5e4][%mdl 32]} (12… Ne4 $5 {[%cal Re4d2]} 13. Be3 bxc5 $11) 13. c6
Nc5 14. Bg2 Rc8 15. Bg5 ({Reject} 15. b4 Nb3 $15) 15… Nce4 16. Be3 (16. Bxf6
$5 Nxf6 17. Qa4 $14) 16… Rxc6 17. Rxc6 Bxc6 18. O-O h6 19. Rc1 Ba8 20. Qf4
Nd6 21. Qa4 Qe7 22. Bf4 Rc8 23. Rxc8+ Nxc8 24. Qd4 Qd7 25. Qxd7 Nxd7 26. Bh3
Kf8 27. Ne5 Ke7 28. Nxd7 Kxd7 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBB-KBN} 29. f3 Bd5 30. e4
Bc4 31. Be5 f6 32. Bc3 Ne7 33. Kf2 Nc6 34. Ke3 a5 35. f4 b5 36. e5 f5 37. Bd4
g5 {[%cal Bg7g5,Bg5g4][%mdl 32]} 38. Bc5 g4 $1 {[%cal Rg4h3]} 39. Bg2 Kc7 40.
Kd2 a4 41. Kc3 h5 42. Bxc6 {Precision: White = 57%, Black = 54%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Adhiban, B.”]
[Black “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B96”]
[WhiteElo “2670”]
[BlackElo “2741”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “55”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 22,55,52,54,60,47,62,58,64,50,54,50,55,56,50,-2,51,0,0,0,0,0,102,0,0,0,
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.
Bg5 e6 7. f4 Nbd7 8. Bc4 b5 9. Bxe6 {B96: Sicilian Najdorf: 6 Bg5 e6 7 f4,
lines other than 7…Qb6 and 7…Be7} fxe6 10. Nxe6 Qb6 (10… Qa5 11. Nxf8
Rxf8 12. Qxd6 Kf7 13. e5 b4 14. e6+ Kg8 15. exd7 Bxd7 16. Bxf6 Rxf6 17. Qxd7 {
1/2-1/2 (39) Naiditsch,A (2687)-Negi,P (2621) Wijk aan Zee 2010}) 11. Nd5 Nxd5
12. Qxd5 {[#] LiveBook: 5 Games. White threatens Nc7+! and mate.} Nb8 $1 ({
Worse is} 12… Bb7 {[#]} 13. Nc7+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Qxc7 14. Qe6+ Be7 15. Qxe7#)
13. Nxf8 Rxf8 14. Qxa8 Bb7 15. Qxb8+ Kf7 16. Qxf8+ $1 Kxf8 17. O-O-O $146 {
e5 is the strong threat.} Bxe4 18. Rd2 ({White should try} 18. Rhe1 $14 d5 19.
Rd2) 18… h6 (18… Qa5 $1 $11 19. Rxd6 Qxa2) 19. Bh4 (19. Re1 $14) 19… Qa5
$1 $36 {[%cal Ra5a2][%mdl 2048] White is under pressure.} ({Not} 19… Qe3 $2
20. Re1 $18) 20. Re1 Qxa2 {[%cal Ra2a1]} 21. Rxd6 Qa1+ 22. Kd2 Qa4 {The
position is equal.} 23. Rd8+ Kf7 24. b3 Qa5+ 25. Kd1 Qa1+ 26. Kd2 Qa5+ 27. Kd1
Qa1+ $1 28. Kd2 {Precision: White = 54%, Black = 83%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Hou, Yifan”]
[Black “Aronian, Levon”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C50”]
[WhiteElo “2670”]
[BlackElo “2802”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “39”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 22,39,20,20,17,32,25,27,14,25,62,42,43,50,43,43,83,69,86,0]} 1. e4 e5 2.
Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. Re1 d6 7. c3 Ne7 {C54: Giuoco Piano:
4 c3 Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3} (7… a6 8. Bb3 Re8 9. h3 h6 10. Nbd2
Be6 11. Nf1 Bxb3 12. Qxb3 d5 13. Be3 Bf8 14. Rad1 Na5 15. Qc2 {0-1 (43) So,W
(2812)-Carlsen,M (2832) Paris 2017}) 8. Nbd2 {[%cal Bb1d2,Bd2f1,Bf1g3][%mdl 32]
} Bb6 9. Bb3 c6 10. Nf1 Ng6 11. Ng3 h6 12. h3 {LiveBook: 21 Games} d5 13. exd5
Nxd5 14. d4 exd4 15. Nxd4 Be6 {[#]} 16. Nxe6 $146 fxe6 17. Rxe6 Rxf2 18. Kh1
Nh4 {[#]} 19. Qg4 $1 Qf8 {[#] Threatens to win with …Rf1+!} 20. Qxh4 ({
Much weaker is} 20. Bxd5 $6 Rf1+ 21. Kh2 (21. Nxf1 {gets mated.} Qxf1+ 22. Kh2
Bg1+ 23. Kh1 Bf2+ 24. Kh2 Qg1#) 21… Bg1+ 22. Kh1 Bb6+ 23. Kh2 (23. Nxf1 {
leads to mate.} Qxf1+ 24. Kh2 Bg1+ 25. Kh1 Bf2+ 26. Kh2 Qg1#) 23… Bg1+ 24.
Kh1 Bb6+ $11) (20. Bxh6 $1 $16 Rxg2 21. Bxd5 (21. Qxh4 $2 Qf3 $19) 21… cxd5
22. Bf4) 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Kravtsiv, Martyn”]
[Black “Ding, Liren”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C50”]
[WhiteElo “2670”]
[BlackElo “2771”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “91”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,91,0,0,13,0,0,0,7,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,17,12,16,4,35,4,13,16,22,23,26,20,37,
24,29,35,33,24,24,25,23,27,27,18,26,24,24,24,35,31,29,25,18,21,74,15,25,10,38,
29,27,-64,43,0,0,14,21,0,0,0,14,12,12,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. Nbd2 d6 7. c3 a5 {C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3
Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3} 8. h3 (8. Re1 Ng4 9. Re2 Kh8 10. h3 Nh6 11.
Nf1 f5 12. Bg5 Qe8 13. d4 Bb6 14. exf5 Nxf5 15. dxe5 Nxe5 16. Nxe5 dxe5 {
0-1 (40) Lu,S (2638)-Ding,L (2781) Danzhou 2017}) 8… Be6 9. Bb5 {LiveBook: 4
Games} h6 10. b3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10. Re1 Ba7 11. Nf1 Ne7 12. d4 exd4 13.
Nxd4 Bd7 14. Bxd7 Qxd7 15. Ng3 {1-0 (46) Fedorov,A (2562)-Loetscher,R (2414)
Riga 2014}) 10… Ba7 11. Re1 Ne7 {Black wants to play …c6.} 12. d4 Ng6 13.
Bf1 Re8 14. Bb2 c6 15. Qc2 Qc7 16. Rad1 Rad8 17. c4 exd4 18. Bxd4 (18. Nxd4 {
feels hotter.} Bc5 19. N2f3 Bd7 20. Nf5 Ne5 21. N3h4) 18… Bxd4 19. Nxd4 Bd7
20. Ne2 Qb6 21. Ng3 Nh4 22. Qc3 Be6 23. Nb1 {[%cal Bd2b1,Bb1c3,Bc3a4,Ba4b6]
[%mdl 32]} d5 24. exd5 cxd5 25. c5 Qc7 26. Qd4 Ng6 27. Nc3 $36 {[%mdl 2048]
White has the initiative.} Rc8 28. Na4 Bd7 29. Rxe8+ Rxe8 30. Nb6 Bc6 31. a3 {
[%cal Ba2a3,Ba3b4][%mdl 32]} Nf4 32. b4 Ne6 (32… Ne4 $11 {remains equal.})
33. Qh4 (33. Qb2 $16) 33… Rd8 $11 34. Nf5 axb4 35. axb4 {Nxh6+! is the
strong threat.} Qe5 36. Nd4 (36. Nd6 $11) 36… Be8 (36… Qe4 $1 $15 37. g3
Nxd4 38. Rxd4 Qb1) 37. Qg3 Qxg3 {The position is equal.} 38. fxg3 Ne4 39. Rd3 (
39. Nf5 {seems wilder.} g6 40. Ne7+ Kf8 41. Nexd5 Nxg3 42. Bc4) 39… Kf8 40.
g4 Nxd4 (40… Bc6 $5) 41. Rxd4 Bc6 42. Nc4 Ra8 43. Na5 Nxc5 44. Nxc6 Ne6 45.
Rxd5 {[#] Threatens to win with Na5.} bxc6 46. Rd6 {Precision: White = 57%,
Black = 54%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Motylev, Alexander”]
[Black “Giri, Anish”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C67”]
[WhiteElo “2668”]
[BlackElo “2777”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “35”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,35,23,15,11,14,15,11,22,14,19,12,31,15,25,14,27,23]} 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 {C67: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence: 4 0-0 Nxe4} 10. Re2 b6 11. Re1 {LiveBook:
4 Games} Bb7 $146 {The position is equal.} ({Predecessor:} 11… Re8 12. Bf4
Rxe1 13. Qxe1 Qe7 14. Nc3 Bb7 15. Qxe7 Bxe7 16. a4 a6 17. g3 {1/2-1/2 (78)
Carlsen,M (2853)-Karjakin,S (2772) New York 2016}) 12. Bf4 Ne4 13. Nd2 Nxd2 14.
Qxd2 d6 15. a4 {[%cal Ba2a4,Ba4a5][%mdl 32]} a6 16. c3 Qd7 17. a5 b5 18. Bg5
1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Bruzon Batista, Lazaro”]
[Black “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C67”]
[WhiteElo “2651”]
[BlackElo “2781”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “73”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,73,32,32,20,16,20,37,17,47,51,49,40,39,46,40,47,34,41,34,38,43,39,47,
47,52,35,51,31,74,72,97,50,54,37,54,40,70,70,80,75,68,41,43,16,29,15,15,15,16,
18,24,25,27,14]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5
Be7 7. Bf1 Nf5 {C67: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence: 4 0-0 Nxe4} 8. Nf3 O-O 9. d4 d5
10. c3 Re8 11. Bd3 Bd6 {LiveBook: 29 Games} 12. Rxe8+ Qxe8 13. Nbd2 Bd7 14. Nf1
{[#]} g6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14… f6 15. Qb3 {0-1 (33) Inarkiev,E (2709)
-Leko,P (2693) Doha 2016}) 15. Bg5 Kg7 16. Qd2 f6 17. Bf4 Bxf4 18. Qxf4 Nd6 19.
h4 Qf7 20. Re1 Re8 21. Rxe8 Bxe8 22. Ne3 Ne7 23. b3 {[%cal Bb2b3,Bb3b4][%mdl
32]} b5 24. Nd2 {[%cal Bf3d2,Bd2b3,Bb3c5,Bc5e6][%mdl 32]} Qe6 25. b4 Bf7 {
[%cal Be8f7,Bf7g8,Bg8h7][%mdl 32]} 26. g4 h6 27. Qg3 g5 28. h5 Bg8 29. Nb3 Bh7
30. Nc5 Qf7 31. Be2 Nec8 32. f4 Nb6 33. f5 (33. Bf3 $5 {[%cal Rf4f5]}) 33…
Qe7 34. Ne6+ Kh8 35. Bd3 Bg8 36. Nc5 Bf7 37. a3 {Precision: White = 55%, Black
= 63%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Cori, Jorge”]
[Black “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D71”]
[WhiteElo “2648”]
[BlackElo “2788”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “83”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 22,83,35,4,10,5,9,8,21,0,0,0,31,0,0,0,29,0,0,0,0,0,8,0,0,0,12,-6,19,0,
32,22,29,33,35,35,32,29,22,20,18,12,12,12,21,0,0,0,12,-70,-61,-63,-64,-76,-76,
-76,-76,-87,-34,-34,-27,-39,-39,-37]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 c6 {[%cal Bc7c6,
Bc6d5,Bd5e4][%mdl 32]} 4. Bg2 d5 5. cxd5 cxd5 6. Nc3 Bg7 7. Nf3 Ne4 {D73:
Fianchetto Grünfeld: 5 Nf3} 8. Nxe4 (8. Qb3 Nxc3 9. bxc3 O-O 10. Nd2 e6 11. e4
Nc6 12. e5 b6 13. O-O Ba6 14. Re1 Rc8 15. Qd1 {0-1 (49) Caruana,F (2808)-So,W
(2812) Paris 2017}) 8… dxe4 9. Ne5 Bxe5 10. dxe5 Qxd1+ 11. Kxd1 Bf5 12. g4 {
LiveBook: 5 Games} Bxg4 13. Bxe4 Nc6 14. f3 {[#]} Be6 $146 ({Predecessor:}
14… O-O-O+ 15. Ke1 {1/2-1/2 (59) Ilincic,Z (2557)-Ivanisevic,I (2569)
Jahorina 2003}) 15. Bxc6+ (15. Ke1 {is more complex.} O-O 16. Bf4 Rfd8 17. Kf2
Bd5 18. Bd3) 15… bxc6 16. Ke1 O-O-O 17. Bd2 Kb7 18. h4 h6 19. Bb4 Rhe8 20.
Kf2 Rd5 21. Bc3 Red8 22. Rag1 c5 23. Rb1 {[#]} a5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 24. f4 (24.
Bxa5 Ra8) 24… Bf5 25. Ra1 h5 26. Rhe1 {Threatens to win with e4.} R5d7 27.
Bxa5 Ra8 28. Bc3 Ra4 29. Ke3 Be6 30. b3 Ra3 31. Rec1 Rd8 32. Bb2 Ra5 33. Rc2
Rda8 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is under pressure.} 34. Bc1 Kc6 35. Rb2 ({White
should play} 35. b4 $11 Rxa2 36. Raxa2 (36. Rxc5+ Kb6 $14) 36… Rxa2 37. Rxc5+
Kb6 38. Ra5) 35… Ra3 $15 36. Kf2 {[#]} Rxb3 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 37. Rxb3 (37.
axb3 Rxa1) 37… Bxb3 {KRB-KRB} 38. a3 Ra4 39. Be3 Bd5 (39… c4 $17 40. Bd4 {
[#]} c3 $1 {[%mdl 512]}) 40. Rc1 Rc4 41. Rxc4 Bxc4 42. a4 {Precision: White =
55%, Black = 38%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Dreev, Aleksey”]
[Black “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “D38”]
[WhiteElo “2648”]
[BlackElo “2827”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “64”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,64,7,11,35,-20,-25,-31,-24,-17,-20,-29,-42,-52,-52,-52,-52,-52,-52,
-56,-47,-56,-47,-56,-50,-35,-48,-58,-58,-76,-61,-225,-209,-222,-207,-209,-214,
-337,-336,-331,-326,-318,-327,-319,-307,-340,-339]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3
Bb4 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. Qb3 c5 8. cxd5 exd5 9. a3 Bxc3+ 10.
Qxc3 c4 {D38: Queen’s Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defence (4 Nf3 Bb4)} 11. b3 {
LiveBook: 4 Games} Be6 12. Ne5 $146 (12. bxc4 $14 dxc4 13. e4) ({Find the
theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 12. e3 O-O 13. Be2 Rc8
14. O-O Nc6 15. a4 cxb3 16. a5 Qd8 17. a6 b6 18. Qxb3 {0-1 (41) Skrondal,I
(2277)-Hammer,J (2628) Sandefjord 2017}) 12… O-O $11 {The position is equal.}
13. e3 {[%cal Rb3c4]} Nc6 14. Be2 Nxe5 15. dxe5 Qg6 16. O-O {[#]} d4 $1 {
[%mdl 512]} 17. exd4 (17. Qxd4 Rfd8) 17… cxb3 18. Bf3 {Hoping for d5.} Rac8
19. Qe3 $1 Qg5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is under pressure.} 20. Rab1 Qxe3 21.
fxe3 Rfd8 22. Bxb7 Rc3 23. d5 Bd7 {White must now prevent …Rb8.} ({Weaker is
} 23… Bxd5 24. Rfd1 $16) 24. Rf4 a5 {Strongly threatening …Rb8.} 25. Kf2 $2
{[#]} (25. d6 $15) 25… Rb8 $19 26. Bc6 Bxc6 27. dxc6 Rxc6 {KRR-KRR} 28. Rd4 (
28. Rb2 $142) 28… Rc2+ {Black has a decisive advantage.} 29. Kf3 b2 30. Rdd1
Rb5 31. a4 Rxe5 32. Rd8+ Kh7 {Precision: White = 58%, Black = 100%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Lenic, Luka”]
[Black “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D27”]
[WhiteElo “2646”]
[BlackElo “2799”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “47”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 24,47,18,30,22,13,15,24,16,18,18,11,19,8,12,8,8,6,8,8,1,0,0,0,0,0]} 1.
d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Bxc4 c5 6. O-O a6 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Qxd8+
Kxd8 9. Be2 {D27: Queen’s Gambit Accepted: Classical main line: 7 e4!? and 7 a4
} Ke7 10. Ne5 (10. Nbd2 Nc6 11. b3 Rd8 12. Bb2 b6 13. a3 a5 14. Rfc1 Bb7 15.
Bxf6+ gxf6 16. Ne4 Bd6 17. Nxd6 Rxd6 18. Kf1 {1/2-1/2 (33) So,W (2810)-Caruana,
F (2807) Saint Louis 2017}) 10… Nbd7 11. Nc4 b6 12. Nc3 a5 13. Na4 {LiveBook:
5 Games} Ba6 14. Nxc5 bxc5 15. f3 Rhb8 16. Rf2 {The position is equal.} a4 {[#]
} 17. e4 $146 Rb4 18. Na3 Ne5 19. Bf4 Nfd7 20. Bd2 Rb7 21. Bc3 f6 22. Rd1 Bxe2
23. Rxe2 Nc6 24. Nc4 {Precision: White = 79%, Black = 100%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Sevian, Samuel”]
[Black “Li, Chao b”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C42”]
[WhiteElo “2610”]
[BlackElo “2745”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “53”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 32,53,26,35,35,26,55,17,18,8,20,18,24,0,0,0,6,0,0,0,10,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. c4 Nf6 9.
h3 Nc6 10. Nc3 Nb4 11. Be2 dxc4 12. Bxc4 Nbd5 {C42: Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5
and unusual White 3rd moves} 13. Re1 c6 {[%cal Bc7c6,Bc6d5][%mdl 32]} 14. Bg5
Be6 15. Qb3 Qb6 16. Nxd5 cxd5 17. Qxb6 {LiveBook: 5 Games} axb6 {[#]} 18. Bb3
$146 Rfc8 19. Rac1 h6 20. Bf4 Ne4 21. Rxc8+ Rxc8 22. Rc1 Rxc1+ {The position
is equal.} 23. Bxc1 g5 24. Kf1 Kg7 25. Ke2 f5 26. Ne5 f4 27. Bd2 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.06”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Tari, Aryan”]
[Black “Lenderman, Aleksandr”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B48”]
[WhiteElo “2588”]
[BlackElo “2565”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “35”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,35,17,13,13,9,10,10,9,22,8,19,8,-8,0,0,-4,-24]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3.
d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3 a6 7. Qf3 {B48: Sicilian: Taimanov: 5
Nc3 Qc7 6 Be3 a6 without Be2} Bd6 8. O-O-O Be5 9. g3 b5 10. Qe2 Bb7 11. f4 {
LiveBook: 4 Games. The position is equal.} Bxd4 12. Bxd4 Nxd4 13. Rxd4 Qc5 14.
Qd2 Bc6 {[#]} 15. Bg2 $146 b4 16. Ne2 a5 17. Rd1 {[%cal Rd4d7]} Nf6 18. Kb1
1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Black “Dreev, Aleksey”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B51”]
[WhiteElo “2827”]
[BlackElo “2648”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “59”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,59,12,32,26,29,13,13,14,16,14,24,24,20,15,45,31,35,22,65,56,63,64,65,
38,85,41,58,49,82,62,74,66,53,35,24,20,77,89,140,130,158,137,154,164,155,143,
452,452,5724,5820,5724,5724]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. a4 {[%cal
Ba2a4,Ba4a5][%mdl 32]} Ngf6 5. Nc3 g6 (5… a6 $5 {[%cal Ra6b5]} 6. Bc4 Ne5 7.
Nxe5 dxe5 $14) 6. a5 {B51: Sicilian: Moscow Variation (3 Bb5+) without 3…Bd7}
Bg7 7. a6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 7. O-O a6 8. Bc4 O-O 9. d3 Nb8 10. Nd5 Nc6 11.
Nb6 Rb8 12. Bd2 Bg4 13. h3 Bxf3 14. Qxf3 {0-1 (46) Carlsen,M (2855)-Topalov,V
(2761) Paris 2016}) 7… O-O 8. O-O {The position is equal.} e6 9. d3 Qb6 {
[%cal Rb7a6]} 10. axb7 Bxb7 11. Re1 Rfd8 12. Ba4 h6 13. h3 d5 14. e5 Nh7 15.
Bxd7 Rxd7 16. d4 {Black must now prevent Na4.} cxd4 17. Ne2 d3 18. Qxd3 d4 19.
Nexd4 g5 20. c3 Nf8 21. Nh2 (21. h4 $5 {[%cal Rh4g5]}) 21… Ng6 22. Qg3 $36 {
[%mdl 2048] Black is under pressure.} Nh4 (22… a5 $11) 23. Nhf3 $16 Nxf3+ ({
Better is} 23… Bxf3 24. Nxf3 Nf5) 24. Nxf3 Rd3 25. h4 gxh4 26. Qxh4 Bxf3 27.
gxf3 Rxf3 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (27… Qb7 $16) 28. Bxh6 $18 {White is clearly
winning.} f5 (28… Qxf2+ $142 29. Qxf2 Rxf2) 29. Bxg7 Kxg7 30. Kh1 {Precision:
White = 76%, Black = 40%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Aronian, Levon”]
[Black “Hou, Yifan”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E06”]
[WhiteElo “2802”]
[BlackElo “2670”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “68”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,68,16,5,27,-16,-16,-20,-19,-24,-30,-30,-27,-45,-45,-45,-46,-42,-47,
-49,-42,-41,-39,-30,-35,-25,0,-32,0,-43,-46,-47,-46,-39,-20,-20,-22,-22,-12,
-12,-12,-13,-13,-13,-6,-20,-6,-8,-6,-9,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3
Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 b6 8. Rd1 Bb7 9. Qxc4 c5 10. Nc3 Nbd7 11. Bg5
{LiveBook: 3 Games. E03: Open Catalan: 5 Qa4+ Nbd7 6 Qxc4} cxd4 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 11… Rc8 12. Qa4 a6 13. dxc5 b5 14. Qh4 Rxc5 15. Ne5 Rxe5 16.
Bxb7 {1/2-1/2 (25) Schlosser,P (2596)-Sokolov,A (2570) Belfort 2012}) 12. Rxd4
h6 13. Bxf6 Bxf6 14. Rd2 Rc8 15. Qa4 Bc6 16. Qb4 Bxf3 17. exf3 {[#] Threatens
to win with Rad1.} Bxc3 18. bxc3 {Hoping for Rad1.} Qc7 19. f4 Nf6 20. Rd3 Qc4
21. Bf1 Qc5 22. Bg2 Qc4 23. Bf1 $1 Qc7 24. Bg2 Rfd8 25. Rad1 Rxd3 26. Rxd3 Rd8
27. Rd4 {The position is equal.} Rxd4 28. Qxd4 Qd7 (28… Qc5 {looks sharper.}
29. Qd8+ Kh7 30. Qd3+ g6 31. Bf3 Kg7) 29. Qxd7 Nxd7 $11 {KB-KN} 30. Kf1 Kf8 31.
Ke2 Ke7 32. Kd3 Kd6 33. Kd4 Nc5 34. Bf1 Nd7 {Precision: White = 61%, Black =
54%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Black “Lenic, Luka”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B30”]
[WhiteElo “2799”]
[BlackElo “2646”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “69”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 13,69,35,38,35,37,8,16,20,22,6,14,0,0,0,0,-5,0,0,0,7,14,0,5,-1,9,0,11,0,
0,0,16,0,0,0,0,-13,-12,-22,-18,-23,-13,-42,0,0,0,-6,-11,-25,0,0,25,-29,0,0,0,
-8,-6,-21]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6 4. O-O Nge7 5. d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Qb6 7.
Nxc6 {B30: Sicilian: 2…Nc6 3 Bb5, lines without …g6} dxc6 {LiveBook: 4
Games} 8. Bc4 Ng6 9. Nd2 $146 {White is slightly better.} (9. a4 {with more
complications.} Be7 10. a5 Qc7 11. f4 Bd7 12. Be3) ({Predecessor:} 9. a4 a5 10.
Kh1 Be7 11. f4 O-O 12. Nc3 Qb4 13. Qe2 e5 14. f5 Nf4 15. Bxf4 exf4 {1-0 (52)
Frolyanov,D (2537)-Filipenko,A (2286) Samara 2017}) 9… Qc7 10. a4 Bd6 11. Nf3
O-O 12. h3 b6 13. Qe2 a6 14. Re1 Ne5 15. Nxe5 Bxe5 16. c3 Bb7 17. Be3 c5 18.
Qg4 Kh8 19. Bd3 Qc6 20. Bf4 Bxf4 21. Qxf4 Rad8 22. Qe3 Rd7 23. Qe2 Qc8 24. Qf1
Rfd8 25. Re3 a5 26. b3 Bc6 27. Qe2 e5 28. Rf1 Qc7 29. h4 Rd6 30. h5 Bd7 31. Bc4
$1 Be6 32. h6 (32. Bxe6 $142 Rxe6 33. Rd1) 32… gxh6 33. Bxe6 {The position
is equal.} Rxe6 34. Rf3 Qe7 35. Rd1 {Precision: White = 42%, Black = 55%.}
1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Black “Cori, Jorge”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B48”]
[WhiteElo “2788”]
[BlackElo “2648”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “88”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 24,88,69,62,78,64,69,64,59,37,64,52,120,84,79,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,6,27,0,0,
0,0,-35,-45,-35,-36,-65,0,0,0,-14,0,0,0,0,0,-33,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-2,0,0,0,0,0,0,
52,56,50,0,45,0,59,0,25]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e6 5. Nc3 Qc7
6. Be3 a6 7. Qd2 Nf6 8. O-O-O Be7 {B48: Sicilian: Taimanov: 5 Nc3 Qc7 6 Be3 a6
without Be2} 9. f3 (9. f4 b5 10. e5 b4 11. exf6 bxc3 12. Qxc3 Bxf6 13. g4 h6
14. h4 Bb7 15. Rh2 Rc8 16. Qd2 Nxd4 17. Bxd4 Bxd4 18. Qxd4 {1/2-1/2 (49)
Jakovenko,D (2703)-Inarkiev,E (2707) Geneve 2017}) 9… h5 10. Nxc6 bxc6 11.
Bf4 e5 12. Bg5 a5 13. Bc4 {LiveBook: 5 Games} a4 14. a3 {[#]} d6 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 14… Qb6 15. Be3 Qb7 16. Qf2 d6 17. Qg3 O-O 18. Bh6 Ne8 19. Bg5
Be6 20. Bxe6 fxe6 21. Rd3 Rf7 22. Qh4 {1/2-1/2 (22) Lopez Martinez,J (2555)
-Kogan,A (2542) Arinsal 2009}) 15. f4 O-O 16. Rhf1 (16. Bxf6 $5 Bxf6 17. Qxd6
Qxd6 18. Rxd6 $11) 16… Bg4 17. Rde1 $1 Rfd8 (17… exf4 $14 18. Bxf4 (18.
Qxf4 Ra5 $11) 18… Nd7) 18. Qe3 Rab8 19. fxe5 ({Better is} 19. Ba2 $16) 19…
dxe5 $11 20. Bxf6 Bxf6 21. h3 Rd4 $1 {[#] …Qb7 is the strong threat.} 22.
hxg4 {[%cal Bh3g4,Bg4h5,Bh5h6][%mdl 32] Threatens to win with g5.} Rxc4 23.
gxh5 Be7 24. Rf3 Rd4 {White must now prevent …Bxa3!} 25. Nd1 $1 Qb6 26. h6
Qd8 $1 {[%mdl 1024] [#] aiming for …Bg5. Black has compensation.} 27. Rg3 g6
$1 28. Rf1 Rb7 (28… Bh4 $15) 29. Nf2 Bh4 30. Rg4 Bxf2 31. Qxf2 Rbd7 {( -> …
Rd1+)} 32. Qf3 Kh7 33. Kb1 Qe7 34. Rg3 Qh4 35. Rg4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has
some pressure.} Qe7 36. Rg3 Qd6 37. Rc1 Rd1 38. Qe2 Rd2 (38… Qd4 $5 {[%cal
Rd1c1]} 39. Qxd1 Qxd1 40. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 41. Ka2 Kxh6 $11) 39. Qa6 Rd4 40. Rc3 Rc7
(40… Rxe4 $11 41. Rxc6 Qd2) 41. Rd3 $14 Qc5 42. Rc3 Qd6 43. Rd3 Qc5 $1 44.
Rc3 Qd6 {Precision: White = 75%, Black = 69%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Black “Bruzon Batista, Lazaro”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D37”]
[WhiteElo “2781”]
[BlackElo “2651”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “27”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,27,20,24,35,33,23,35,35]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Be7 4. Nf3 Nf6 5.
Bf4 O-O 6. e3 b6 7. Be2 dxc4 {D37: Queen’s Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4} 8. Bxc4 Ba6
9. Bxa6 Nxa6 10. Qe2 Qc8 11. O-O (11. e4 Re8 12. O-O c5 13. Rad1 h6 14. h3 Bf8
15. Be5 {1/2-1/2 (54) Najer,E (2687)-Dominguez Perez,L (2713) Dortmund 2016})
11… c5 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 12. Nb5 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and
annotate with similar games:} 12. Rac1 Qb7 13. h3 Rfd8 14. Rfd1 Rac8 15. a3 {
1/2-1/2 (45) Quintiliano Pinto,R (2484)-Bindrich,F (2590) Doha 2016}) 12… Qb7
13. Bd6 Rfd8 14. Bxe7 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Giri, Anish”]
[Black “Motylev, Alexander”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C42”]
[WhiteElo “2777”]
[BlackElo “2668”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “92”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,92,29,29,41,10,81,86,72,27,27,21,24,30,53,55,44,27,54,7,29,24,18,21,
32,21,27,12,10,9,8,7,10,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,17,17,17,17,17,15,15,15,23,8,12,9,22,8,
15,0,15,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4.
Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 {C42: Petroff Defence: 3
Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves} Nd7 9. O-O-O Nf6 10. Bd3 c5 11. Rhe1 {
LiveBook: 3 Games} Be6 12. Bg5 Qa5 $146 (12… d5 $11 {keeps the balance.}) ({
Predecessor:} 12… h6 13. Bxh6 c4 14. Bxg7 cxd3 15. Qg5 Ne4 {1-0 (62)
Karjakin,S (2779)-Harikrishna,P (2763) Shamkir 2016}) 13. a3 $16 Rfe8 14. Bxf6
Bxf6 15. Ng5 Bxg5 $1 16. Qxg5 h6 17. Qf4 d5 18. g4 Qd8 19. Be2 (19. Bb5 $5 {
[%cal Rb5e8]} Rf8 20. Be2 $11) 19… Qg5 20. Qxg5 hxg5 21. Bf3 Kf8 $1 22. Bxd5
Bxg4 23. Rxe8+ Rxe8 $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} 24. Rg1 Bf5 25. Rxg5 g6
26. Bc4 Re1+ 27. Kd2 Rh1 28. Bd3 Rxh2 29. Ke3 Rh3+ 30. f3 Bxd3 31. cxd3 $11 {
KR-KR} b6 32. b4 cxb4 33. axb4 Ke7 34. b5 Rh1 {The position is equal.} 35. c4
Re1+ 36. Kf4 {[#] And now Re5+ would win.} (36. Kd4 $5 {[%cal Rg5e5]} Ke6 37.
Rg2 $14) 36… Ke6 37. Rg2 {White wants to play Ra2.} Ra1 38. Re2+ Kd6 39. Kg5
a6 40. bxa6 Rxa6 41. Kf6 Ra5 42. Kxf7 Rf5+ 43. Kxg6 Rxf3 44. d4 Rc3 45. c5+
bxc5 46. dxc5+ Rxc5 {Precision: White = 53%, Black = 63%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Ding, Liren”]
[Black “Kravtsiv, Martyn”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D35”]
[WhiteElo “2771”]
[BlackElo “2670”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “118”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,118,7,7,6,0,1,1,7,11,7,9,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,77,46,66,48,58,60,
104,60,76,0,0,0,0,0,32,40,89,83,91,77,83,85,70,60,58,68,55,62,59,57,80,80,99,
89,100,100,99,91,86,87,102,82,83,87,108,93,108,108,108,108,108,108,108,100,93,
98,93,29,38,0,12,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 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 9. Bc4 Nc6 10. O-O b6 {LiveBook: 5 Games} 11. d5
(11. Be3 cxd4 12. cxd4 Bb7 13. Qe2 Rc8 14. Rfd1 Qc7 15. d5 exd5 16. exd5 {
0-1 (55) Navara,D (2737)-Dominguez Perez,L (2739) Saint Louis 2017}) 11… Na5
12. Bd3 $1 c4 13. Bc2 $1 exd5 14. exd5 Bb7 15. Re1 Qd6 $146 16. Ne5 Qxd5 {
[%csl Gb7][%cal Rd5g2]} 17. Qg4 $1 Rad8 18. Qh3 $40 {[%csl Gc2][%cal Rh3h7]
[%mdl 128] White attacks.} f5 19. Bf4 Bc8 20. g4 Bf6 ({Much less strong is}
20… Bb7 21. f3 $17) 21. Rbd1 Qb5 (21… Qc5 $11 22. Rxd8 Rxd8) 22. Rxd8 $16
Rxd8 23. gxf5 Bb7 24. Ng4 Qd5 {[%csl Gb7][%cal Rd5h1]} 25. Nxf6+ gxf6 {[%csl
Gb7][%cal Rd5h1]} 26. f3 (26. Kf1 $16 Qf3 27. Qg3+ Qxg3 28. fxg3 (28. hxg3 Nc6
$14)) 26… Qxf3 $11 27. Qxf3 Bxf3 28. Kf2 Bc6 29. Bh6 Kh8 30. Re6 Bd5 31. Rxf6
Kg8 32. Kg3 Nb7 33. Be3 Nd6 $1 34. Bd4 Ne4+ 35. Bxe4 $1 Bxe4 $14 {[%mdl 4096]
Endgame KRB-KRB} 36. Kf4 Bd5 37. a3 Rd7 38. h4 Rd8 39. h5 Bb7 40. Re6 {And now
Re7 would win.} Kf7 41. a4 Rd5 42. Re1 Bc8 {[#]} 43. Be5 $1 Rd2 {[#]} 44. Bd4
$1 Rh2 45. f6 {Black must now prevent Re7+.} Be6 46. Kg5 Ra2 47. Rg1 Rxa4 48.
Kf4 Kf8 49. Rg7 {[%mdl 1024] White has strong compensation.} h6 50. Rb7 (50.
Rh7 $16) 50… Ra1 $11 51. Be3 (51. Ke5 $5 {[%cal Re5e6]} Bg4 52. Be3 $14)
51… Ra5 {The position is equal.} 52. Bd4 Rf5+ 53. Ke3 Rxh5 54. Rxa7 b5 55.
Rc7 Rg5 56. Kf4 Kg8 57. Rb7 Rf5+ 58. Ke4 Rg5 59. Kf4 Rf5+ {Precision: White =
84%, Black = 74%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Li, Chao b”]
[Black “Sevian, Samuel”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D11”]
[WhiteElo “2745”]
[BlackElo “2610”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “41”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,41,37,12,11,14,33,33,25,24,22,29,31,24,12,16,22,26,33,30,23,29,25,14]
} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Qc2 dxc4 5. Qxc4 Bf5 6. g3 e6 7. Bg2 Nbd7 8.
O-O Nb6 9. Qb3 Qd5 10. Nbd2 {D23: Queen’s Gambit Accepted: 3 Nf3 Nf6 sidelines}
Be7 11. e3 {LiveBook: 7 Games} Qxb3 12. Nxb3 {The position is equal.} Be4 13.
Ne5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. Na5 Rb8 14. Bd2 O-O 15. Rfc1 Rfc8 16. Ne5 Bxg2 17.
Kxg2 Kf8 {1/2-1/2 (96) Ponomariov,R (2733)-Akopian,V (2694) Astrakhan 2010})
13… Bxg2 14. Kxg2 Nfd7 15. Nd3 Nc4 16. Bd2 Nxd2 17. Nxd2 c5 18. dxc5 Nxc5 19.
Nxc5 Bxc5 20. Rac1 Bb6 21. Nc4 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Radjabov, Teimour”]
[Black “Artemiev, Vladislav”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B46”]
[WhiteElo “2742”]
[BlackElo “2692”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “31”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 15,31,10,29,28,52,40,48,42,51,57,65,41,34,48,27,54,29,0]} 1. e4 c5 2.
Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. Bd3 Qc7 8. Qe2 {
B46: Sicilian: Taimanov: 5 Nc3 a6} Bd6 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 9. Qg4 Kf8 $146 ({
Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 9… Ne7 10.
Qxg7 Rg8 11. Qxh7 Be5 12. Qh5 Rxg2 13. Ne2 d5 14. f4 Bd6 15. Bd2 Rb8 {1-0 (30)
Kramnik,V (2807)-Timman,J (2594) Wijk aan Zee 2003}) 10. f4 {White is slightly
better.} Nf6 11. Qf3 e5 {[%cal Re5f4]} 12. O-O exf4 13. Bxf4 Bxf4 14. Qxf4 Qxf4
15. Rxf4 {Hoping for e5.} d6 16. h3 (16. e5 $5 dxe5 17. Rc4 $14) 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”]
[Black “Adhiban, B.”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A16”]
[WhiteElo “2741”]
[BlackElo “2670”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “126”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 11,126,35,40,28,18,19,21,23,21,15,33,0,0,0,0,-14,-8,-16,-11,-33,-33,-38,
-39,-38,13,-95,-93,-94,-94,-94,-89,-94,-110,-99,-57,-70,-68,-150,-27,-123,-128,
-123,-127,-122,-118,-148,-68,-176,-168,-176,-170,-178,-170,-240,-240,-240,-183,
-185,-185,-185,-185,-185,-190,-190,-185,-189,-185,-191,0,-185,0,-185,-185,-266,
-266,-357,-334,-302,-266,-252,0,-298,-19,-19,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-8,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3. e4 e5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5.
d4 exd4 6. Nxd4 {A28: English Opening: Four Knights Variation} Bg7 {LiveBook:
10 Games} 7. Nxc6 dxc6 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. Bf4 (9. e5 Nd7 10. f4 f6 11. c5 Re8 12.
Be3 fxe5 {0-1 (37) Grigoryan,K (2596)-Howell,D (2663) Jerusalem 2015}) 9… Be6
$146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 9… Re8
10. f3 Be6 11. Be2 Nd7 12. Rc1 Bd4 {1-0 (36) Christiansen,L (2560)-Rahls,P
(2230) Germany 1994}) 10. O-O-O+ Nd7 11. Be2 (11. Kc2 {feels hotter.} Kc8 12.
Be3 b6 13. f4 Re8 14. Be2) 11… Bxc3 12. bxc3 Kc8 13. Rd2 a5 14. Be3 h5 15.
Rhd1 a4 $1 16. f4 Ra5 17. h3 c5 (17… Nc5 $15) 18. g4 (18. Bf2 $11) 18… hxg4
$17 19. hxg4 {And now f5 would win.} Nb6 $1 20. f5 Nxc4 21. Bxc4 Bxc4 22. Bf4
Ra6 23. Rd7 Rc6 $1 24. Re7 (24. e5 $1 $15 gxf5 25. gxf5) 24… Rd8 ({Black
should try} 24… Bxa2 $17 {Threatens to win with …Bb3.} 25. Rdd7 a3) 25.
fxg6 (25. e5 $1 $11 {remains equal.}) 25… Rxd1+ 26. Kxd1 fxg6 $11 {[%mdl
4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} 27. a3 b5 {[%cal Bb7b5,Bb5b4][%mdl 32]} 28. Kd2 {[#]}
Kb7 (28… b4 $1 $17 {[%cal Rb4a3][%mdl 512]} 29. cxb4 (29. axb4 cxb4) 29…
cxb4 30. axb4 a3) 29. g5 {[#]} (29. Re5 $15) 29… b4 $1 $19 {[%cal Rb4a3]
[%mdl 512]} 30. cxb4 (30. axb4 a3) 30… cxb4 31. axb4 a3 {[%cal Ba4a3,Ba3a2]
[%mdl 32]} 32. Re5 {[#]} (32. Be5 {is a better defense.}) 32… a2 $1 33. Ra5
Bb3 34. Kd3 Bc2+ 35. Ke3 {[#]} Bb1 $1 36. Be5 Rc4 37. Bd4 Rxb4 38. e5 Rb3+ 39.
Kf4 Rb4 40. Ke3 Rb3+ 41. Kf4 $1 Rh3 42. Bf2 (42. Ba1 $142) 42… Rh8 43. Bc5
Rh4+ 44. Kf3 Rh3+ 45. Kf4 Rh4+ 46. Kf3 {and the idea e6 leaves White hopeful.}
Rh1 $2 ({Black should play} 46… Rc4 $19 {aiming for …Rxc5.} 47. Be3 Re4)
47. e6 $1 $11 {The position is equal.} Re1 48. Be3 {Black must now prevent e7.}
Rf1+ (48… Kc6 $5 49. Ra6+ $8 Kb5 $11) 49. Bf2 $1 {[#]} Be4+ $1 {[%mdl 512]}
50. Kxe4 Rxf2 {KR-KR} 51. Kd3 Rf5 52. Rxa2 Re5 53. Rf2 ({Don’t blunder} 53. Re2
$2 Rxe2 54. Kxe2 Kc6 $19) 53… Rxe6 54. Rf6 Rb6 55. Ke4 Kc8 56. Ke5 Rb5+ 57.
Kf4 Rb6 58. Ke5 Kd7 {Hoping for …Ke7.} 59. Rxb6 cxb6 60. Kf6 b5 {[%cal Bb6b5,
Bb5b4,Bb4b3,Bb3b2][%mdl 32]} 61. Kxg6 b4 {( -> …b3)} 62. Kf7 b3 {…b2 is
the strong threat.} 63. g6 b2 {Precision: White = 56%, Black = 60%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Wojtaszek, Radoslaw”]
[Black “Onischuk, Alexander”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D35”]
[WhiteElo “2739”]
[BlackElo “2682”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “103”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,103,24,35,19,12,6,12,6,13,4,19,0,0,0,13,6,38,31,38,37,33,34,36,33,36,
42,55,52,55,46,48,48,53,50,53,55,89,37,86,95,102,123,116,90,102,0,0,0,8,0,33,
41,72,76,79,87,81,66,68,0,0,0,7,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1.
d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 c6 6. e3 Be7 7. Bd3 Nbd7 {
[%cal Bb8d7,Bd7b6,Bb6c4][%mdl 32]} 8. Qc2 Nh5 9. Bxe7 Qxe7 10. O-O-O {[%cal
Be1c1,Bc1b1,Bb1a1][%mdl 32]} Nb6 11. h3 {D36: Queen’s Gambit Declined:
Exchange Variation: Main line (5 Bg5 c6 6 Qc2)} Be6 {LiveBook: 3 Games} (11…
g6 12. Nf3 Be6 13. Kb1 O-O-O 14. Nd2 Ng7 15. g4 Kb8 16. Nb3 h5 17. f3 Bc8 18.
Qf2 hxg4 19. hxg4 Ne6 20. f4 {0-1 (75) Nakamura,H (2793)-Onischuk,A (2667)
Saint Louis 2017}) 12. Nge2 O-O-O 13. Kb1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. g4 Nf6 14.
Nf4 g5 15. Nxe6 fxe6 16. Ne2 h5 17. f4 Rdg8 18. fxg5 Rxg5 19. Nf4 Rh6 20. Bg6
Nc4 21. Rde1 hxg4 {0-1 (32) Mastrovasilis,A (2554)-Malikentzos,S (2314) Athens
2014}) 13… Kb8 14. a4 (14. g4 $5 {[%cal Rg4h5]} Nf6 15. g5 $11) 14… Qb4 15.
Nc1 Nc4 16. Ka1 (16. Bxc4 $5 dxc4 17. N1e2 $11) 16… Nf6 17. N3a2 Qe7 18. e4 {
[%cal Be3e4,Be4e5][%mdl 32]} g6 19. Rhe1 Rhe8 20. f4 Qc7 21. e5 $1 {Hoping for
b3.} Nh5 22. Qf2 f5 23. Nb3 Ng7 24. Rc1 Bg8 25. Nc5 Ne6 26. Nxe6 Bxe6 27. b3
Na5 28. Rc3 Qe7 29. Rb1 (29. Kb2 $16) 29… Rc8 30. Qd2 c5 31. Bb5 c4 32. bxc4
Nxc4 33. Bxc4 (33. Rxc4 $16 dxc4 34. Bxe8 Qxe8 35. Nc3) 33… dxc4 $11 34. d5
Qd7 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black fights for an advantage.} 35. d6 Rc5 {[%cal Bc8c5,
Bc5d5,Bd5d3][%mdl 32]} (35… g5 $5) 36. Ra3 Rd5 37. Qb4 Rc8 38. Nc3 Rd3 39.
Ra2 Qc6 40. Rab2 (40. h4 $14) 40… b6 {The position is equal.} 41. a5 {
[%cal Ba4a5,Ba5b6,Bb6a7][%mdl 32]} (41. Qa5 $5 {[%cal Rb2b6]} Kb7 42. Rb5 $11)
41… Qc5 42. axb6 Qxb4 43. bxa7+ $1 Ka8 44. Rxb4 Rxc3 {[#]} 45. d7 $1 {
[%mdl 512]} Bxd7 {Threatens to win with …Rc7.} 46. Rb8+ Kxa7 47. R8b7+ Ka6 {
aiming for …Bc6.} 48. Rxd7 Rc5 49. Rd6+ Ka7 50. Rd7+ Ka6 51. Rd6+ Ka7 52.
Rd7+ {Precision: White = 71%, Black = 61%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Adams, Michael”]
[Black “Rodshtein, Maxim”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C65”]
[WhiteElo “2738”]
[BlackElo “2695”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “126”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,126,31,26,29,35,30,30,50,36,34,33,68,62,73,68,75,53,46,47,31,33,54,
28,41,19,26,6,27,14,39,37,27,22,21,22,29,21,37,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,16,10,21,0,0,
0,0,0,0,-18,-16,-53,-66,-64,-36,-53,-39,-53,-22,-22,-20,-31,-20,-70,-52,-53,
-44,-64,-58,-60,-67,-201,-186,-1369,-807,-986,-968,-878,-760,-511,-451,-12821,
-1420,-12838,-12839,-12839,-12839,-12841,-12841,-12842,-12841,-12841,-12842,
-12845,-12842,-12843,-12843,-12843,-12843,-12843,-12844,-29985,-12846,-29990,
-12847]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. O-O Bg4 7. h3
Bxf3 8. Qxf3 O-O {C65: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence (3…Nf6), unusual lines and
4 0-0 Bc5} 9. Nd2 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Re8 10. Nc4 Nd7 {White is slightly
better.} 11. Bd2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. Qg3 f6 12. Be3 Bxe3 13. Nxe3 Nf8 {
1/2-1/2 (23) Predojevic,B (2652)-Neubauer,M (2452) Rijeka 2009}) 11… Re6 12.
g3 b5 13. Ne3 Bf8 14. a4 a6 15. Ra2 Nc5 16. axb5 axb5 17. Rfa1 Rxa2 18. Rxa2
Re8 19. Kg2 Ne6 20. Nf5 c5 21. Ra5 Qd7 (21… g6 $5 {[%cal Rg6f5]}) 22. Bc3 f6
23. b3 c6 24. h4 g6 25. Ne3 {Ng4 is the strong threat.} Bg7 26. Qg4 Rf8 27. Kg1
Qf7 28. Ra6 f5 29. exf5 gxf5 30. Qe2 Qb7 31. Ra2 Nd4 32. Bxd4 cxd4 33. Nf1 c5
34. Nd2 Bh6 35. Ra1 Qg7 36. Kh2 {[#]} e4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 37. Rf1 (37. dxe4 d3)
37… e3 38. Nf3 Kh8 {aiming for …f4.} 39. fxe3 dxe3 40. Ng1 Rg8 41. Qf3 Qc3
42. Qe2 {[#]} f4 $1 $36 {[%mdl 2560] Black fights for an advantage.} 43. g4 (
43. gxf4 Qg7) 43… f3 44. Nxf3 Rxg4 45. Kh3 $1 {[%cal Rh3g4]} Rg8 $1 {
Strongly threatening …Qg7.} 46. Rg1 Rf8 {White must now prevent …Qf6.} 47.
Rg4 (47. Ng5 $15 Bxg5 48. Rxg5) 47… Qf6 $19 48. Ng5 $2 (48. Ng1) 48… Qf2
49. Rg2 {[#]} Bxg5 $1 {[%csl Gg5][%cal Rf2h4][%mdl 512]} 50. Rxf2 (50. Rxg5
Qxe2) 50… exf2 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQ-KRB} 51. Qf1 Be3 52. b4 (52. c3 $142
Rg8 53. Qh1) 52… cxb4 53. Qa1+ Kg8 54. Qf1 h5 55. Kh2 Kh7 56. Kh3 Rf4 57. d4
Bxd4 58. Kg2 Kh8 59. Kh3 Rf6 60. Kh2 Rf8 61. Kh3 Rf4 62. Kg2 Rg4+ 63. Kh2 Be5+
{Precision: White = 36%, Black = 69%.} (63… Rg1 $142 64. Qxb5 f1=N+ 65. Qxf1
Rxf1 66. Kh3 Rf2 67. Kg3 Ba7 68. c3 bxc3 69. Kh3 c2 70. Kg3 c1=Q 71. Kh3 Qe3#)
0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Gelfand, Boris”]
[Black “Wang, Hao”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E06”]
[WhiteElo “2737”]
[BlackElo “2701”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “85”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 24,85,19,17,13,10,22,13,41,33,43,10,17,8,8,3,3,0,1,9,26,0,0,0,0,-1,0,0,
0,-9,-18,-10,-19,-36,56,58,26,14,81,81,81,81,82,71,84,88,97,104,90,111,105,87,
83,96,118,118,125,118,118,116,118,66,85,0]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 d5 4. d4
Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Bg5 {E05: Open Catalan: 5
Nf3 Be7} Bc6 10. Rd1 Nbd7 11. Nbd2 h6 12. Bxf6 Nxf6 13. Nxc4 {[#] LiveBook: 4
Games} Rc8 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:
} 13… Be4 14. Qc1 a5 15. Nfe5 Bxg2 16. Kxg2 c6 {1-0 (52) Gelfand,B (2724)
-Harikrishna,P (2750) Moscow 2017}) 14. Nfe5 Bxg2 15. Kxg2 Nd5 16. e4 Nb4 17.
Qe2 Qe8 18. b3 Rd8 19. Rac1 f6 20. Nf3 Qh5 21. Ne3 c6 22. Qc4 (22. d5 $5 cxd5
23. exd5 $11) 22… Qf7 23. a5 Bd6 24. Ra1 f5 25. exf5 Nd5 26. Nh4 {[%cal
Bf3h4,Bh4g6,Bg6e5,Be5g4][%mdl 32]} g5 27. Ng6 Rfe8 28. Ng4 Kg7 (28… Kh7 $1
$15 29. N6e5 Qxf5) 29. f6+ $1 $14 Nxf6 ({But not} 29… Kxg6 $2 30. Qd3+ Kh5
31. Ne5 $18) 30. N6e5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has some pressure.} Qg8 {[#]} (
30… Qe7 $11 {remains equal.}) 31. Nxf6 $1 $16 Kxf6 32. Ng4+ Ke7 33. Nxh6 Qh7
{Hoping for …Rh8.} 34. Ng4 Rh8 35. Qe2 {Strongly threatening d5.} Qf5 36. Rd3
Rhf8 37. Kg1 Kd7 38. Ne5+ Bxe5 39. dxe5+ Kc7 40. Rad1 Rd5 41. Qe3 Kb8 42. b4 ({
Better is} 42. Rxd5 $16 {Intending Rd8+ and mate.} cxd5 43. Rd4) 42… Rh8 43.
f3 {Precision: White = 63%, Black = 69%.} (43. R1d2 $16) 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Ivanchuk, Vassily”]
[Black “Duda, Jan-Krzysztof”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D45”]
[WhiteElo “2727”]
[BlackElo “2698”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “34”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 25,34,0,13,0,-7,-9,0,0,0,-17,0]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. e3 e6
5. Nc3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. b3 O-O 8. Be2 b6 9. O-O Bb7 10. Bb2 Qe7 11. Rad1 Rad8
12. Rfe1 Rfe8 13. h3 {D45: Semi-Slav: 5 e3} (13. g3 c5 14. cxd5 exd5 15. Bf1
Nf8 16. Bg2 Ne6 17. dxc5 bxc5 18. Nh4 Bb8 19. Nf5 Qd7 20. Na4 d4 {1-0 (37) Le,
Q (2739)-Navara,D (2737) Saint Louis 2017}) 13… h6 {LiveBook: 4 Games. The
position is equal.} 14. Qb1 Bb4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14… c5 15. cxd5 exd5 16.
Bf1 Qe6 17. Bd3 Ne4 18. dxc5 bxc5 19. Nxe4 dxe4 20. Bc4 Qe7 21. Nh4 Be5 22. Ng6
Qg5 23. Nxe5 {1/2-1/2 (23) Barnaure,V (2474)-Colovic,A (2477) France 2007}) 15.
Rf1 Bd6 16. Rfe1 Bb4 17. Rf1 Bd6 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Vallejo Pons, Francisco”]
[Black “Tomashevsky, Evgeny”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C86”]
[WhiteElo “2717”]
[BlackElo “2710”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “75”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 23,75,1,0,-6,-8,-4,14,-1,30,20,24,34,31,33,41,23,29,6,29,17,16,0,72,63,
72,73,73,72,61,61,72,75,95,81,90,93,115,119,158,161,197,204,189,163,175,165,
180,166,297,294,352,335,337,332]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5.
O-O Be7 6. Qe2 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. d4 d6 9. c3 Bg4 10. Rd1 Qc8 11. h3 Bh5 {
C86: Closed Ruy Lopez: Worrall Attack} 12. Bg5 Rb8 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 13. d5
$146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 13. a4 h6
14. Bh4 b4 15. Bc4 Na5 16. dxe5 dxe5 17. Nbd2 Nxc4 18. Nxc4 bxc3 19. bxc3 Bxf3
20. Qxf3 {0-1 (91) Artemiev,V (2652)-Ponkratov,P (2610) Izhevsk 2014}) 13…
Na5 {The position is equal.} 14. Bxf6 Bxf6 15. Nbd2 Bg5 16. g4 Bxd2 17. Nxd2
Bg6 $1 18. Nf1 f6 19. f3 Be8 20. Ne3 Bd7 21. Kh2 Qb7 22. Bc2 b4 (22… Nc4 $11)
23. Rab1 $16 b3 24. axb3 Nxb3 25. Bxb3 Qxb3 26. Qxa6 Bb5 27. Qa5 $1 Be2 {[#]}
28. Rd2 $1 {[%cal Rd2e2]} Bxf3 29. Qxc7 Bxe4 30. Ra1 Bg6 31. Qxd6 Rfd8 32. Qe7
$40 {[%mdl 128] Black must now prevent Ra7. White is out for blood.} Re8 33.
Qa3 Qb6 {[#]} 34. Qa7 $1 Qd6 35. Ra6 Qf8 (35… Re7 {was worth a try.} 36. Rxd6
Rxa7) 36. d6 $18 {[%cal Bd5d6,Bd6d7][%mdl 32]} Be4 37. d7 Red8 {Threatens to
win with …Rb7.} 38. Qc7 {Precision: White = 72%, Black = 47%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Bu, Xiangzhi”]
[Black “Bacrot, Etienne”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D56”]
[WhiteElo “2714”]
[BlackElo “2728”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “40”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 26,40,0,6,14,0,0,10,24,0,0,0,0,0,18,0,0]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6
4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. e3 Ne4 8. Bxe7 Qxe7 9. Qc2 Nxc3 10. Qxc3
dxc4 11. Bxc4 b6 12. Be2 {D56: Queen’s Gambit Declined: Lasker Defence} (12.
O-O Bb7 13. Be2 Rc8 14. Rac1 c5 15. dxc5 {1/2-1/2 (15) Kunin,V (2551)-Fridman,
D (2605) Llucmajor 2017}) 12… Bb7 13. b4 Rc8 14. O-O {LiveBook: 14 Games} a5
15. a3 c5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15… axb4 16. axb4 Nc6 17. b5 Na5 18. Ne5 {
1-0 (43) Saulyte,G (2012)-Kezele,T (2024) Budva 2003}) 16. dxc5 Nd7 17. Rfd1
axb4 {The position is equal.} 18. axb4 {aiming for Rxa8.} bxc5 19. Rxa8 Rxa8
20. bxc5 Qxc5 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Andreikin, Dmitry”]
[Black “Matlakov, Maxim”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E36”]
[WhiteElo “2708”]
[BlackElo “2728”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “51”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,51,4,6,18,27,27,25,16,15,11,11,11,11,8,18,16,8,8,16,16,8,8,15,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 dxc4
7. Qxc4 b6 {E36: Nimzo-Indian: Classical: 4…d5 5 a3} 8. Nf3 Ba6 9. Qa4+ Qd7
10. Qc2 O-O 11. Bg5 c5 {LiveBook: 36 Games} 12. dxc5 Rc8 13. Bxf6 gxf6 14. Qe4
Qb5 {The position is equal.} 15. b4 {Threatens to win with e3.} ({Don’t play}
15. Qxa8 Qxb2 16. Rd1 Nc6 $17) 15… bxc5 16. e3 ({Much worse is} 16. Qxa8 Qc4
$17) 16… Qb7 {[#]} 17. Qg4+ $146 Kf8 18. b5 Bxb5 19. Rb1 $1 a6 20. a4 f5 21.
Qf4 {[#] Black must now prevent Qh6+.} Qe4 22. Qh6+ Ke7 23. Qg5+ Kf8 $1 24.
Qh6+ Ke7 25. Qg5+ Kf8 $1 26. Qh6+ {Precision: White = 70%, Black = 100%.} ({
Reject} 26. Nd2 Qxa4 27. Qh6+ Ke8 $15) 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Jobava, Baadur”]
[Black “Yu, Yangyi”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A01”]
[WhiteElo “2702”]
[BlackElo “2750”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “90”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,90,-4,0,0,-15,16,19,19,20,20,10,12,0,25,0,0,-12,-12,-12,-11,-10,4,15,
23,-13,0,0,0,0,-7,-4,-7,-13,0,0,0,0,0,0,12,12,11,11,11,14,17,17,12,0,0,0,5,0,0,
0,0,0,5,5,5,0,0,0,24,0,0,0,45,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. b3 e5 2. Bb2 Nc6 3. e3 Nf6
4. Bb5 Bd6 5. Ne2 O-O 6. Na3 {A01: Nimzowitsch-Larsen Opening} e4 7. Nc4 Be7 8.
Bxc6 bxc6 9. O-O {LiveBook: 9 Games} a5 10. d3 d5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10… a4
11. Ng3 d5 12. Ne5 Qe8 13. dxe4 Nxe4 {1/2-1/2 (30) Rapport,R (2702)-Karjakin,S
(2785) Wijk aan Zee 2017}) 11. Nd2 a4 12. dxe4 Nxe4 13. Nxe4 dxe4 14. h3 Ra5
15. Qd4 (15. Ng3 {is more complex.} Qd5 16. c4 Qxd1 17. Rfxd1 f5 18. Bc3) 15…
Qxd4 16. Nxd4 Bd7 17. Rfd1 Rfa8 18. Ne2 Be8 19. Bc3 Rd5 20. Bd4 Rda5 21. Rab1
axb3 22. axb3 f5 23. b4 Rb5 24. Bc3 c5 25. bxc5 Rxb1 ({Don’t play} 25… Bxc5
$6 26. Rxb5 Bxb5 27. Rd5 $16) 26. Rxb1 Bxc5 27. Be5 Bb6 28. Bd4 Ra6 29. Bxb6
Rxb6 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 30. Ra1 Rc6 31. Nd4 Rc5 32. Kh2 Kf7 33.
h4 h6 34. Ra6 Bd7 35. Kg3 Rc3 36. Kf4 Rc5 37. h5 Ke7 38. Rg6 Kf7 39. g3 (39. c4
$5) 39… Kf8 40. Ra6 (40. Re6 $5) 40… Ke7 41. Rg6 Kf8 42. c3 (42. Re6 $5)
42… Kf7 {The position is equal.} 43. c4 c6 44. Rd6 Ke7 45. Rg6 Kf7 {
Precision: White = 59%, Black = 66%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi”]
[Black “Le, Quang Liem”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A49”]
[WhiteElo “2702”]
[BlackElo “2739”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “94”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,94,0,0,12,19,68,64,33,40,66,39,62,61,50,56,60,31,31,31,36,11,52,39,
50,27,33,22,45,40,51,22,101,62,82,38,35,0,25,23,52,66,47,66,128,125,142,75,85,
13,20,17,39,7,18,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3
g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. O-O d6 {[%cal Bd7d6,Bd6e5,Be5e4,Be4e3][%mdl 32]} 6.
b3 e5 7. dxe5 dxe5 8. Ba3 Qxd1 {A49: 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 g6 3 g3: Anti-King’s
Indian systems} 9. Rxd1 Re8 10. c4 e4 11. Nd4 $1 {LiveBook: 4 Games} e3 (11…
c6 12. Nc3 Na6 13. e3 Bg4 14. Rd2 Rad8 15. h3 Bc8 16. Rad1 {1-0 (41) Kramnik,V
(2808)-Vocaturo,D (2583) Baku 2016}) 12. f3 Na6 13. Nc3 c6 14. Rac1 h5 $146 ({
Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 14… Bd7 15.
Nc2 h5 16. h4 Rac8 17. Na4 b6 18. Bb2 Bf5 19. Nd4 Bd7 20. Nc2 Bf5 21. Nd4 Bd7
22. Nc2 {1/2-1/2 (22) Vandrey,W-Mainka,R (2445) Germany 1991}) 15. h4 Bf8 16.
Bxf8 Kxf8 17. Kh2 Nc5 18. Bh3 (18. b4 {is more complex.} Ncd7 19. Na4 Kg7 20.
a3 Nb6 21. Nc5) 18… Bxh3 19. Kxh3 a5 20. Nc2 Re5 21. Rd4 Ng8 22. Rcd1 Rae8
23. Rd8 Nh6 24. Rxe8+ Kxe8 25. Nd4 Ng8 (25… Re7 $11 {remains equal.}) 26. Kg2
$36 {[%mdl 2048] White fights for an advantage.} Re7 27. Nc2 Nh6 28. Nd4 f5 29.
a3 Kf7 30. b4 axb4 31. axb4 Na6 (31… Ne6 $14) 32. b5 $16 Nb4 33. bxc6 (33. c5
$142) 33… bxc6 34. Rb1 (34. c5 $16) 34… Rd7 $1 $11 35. Nb3 {[#] Strongly
threatening Nc5.} Nc2 36. Na5 (36. Rc1 $5 {[%cal Rc1c2]} Nb4 37. Rb1 $14) 36…
Rc7 {The position is equal.} 37. Rb6 Nd4 38. f4 Ng4 39. c5 Ke7 40. Ra6 Kd7 41.
Ra8 Rc8 42. Ra7+ Rc7 43. Ra8 Ne6 44. Na4 Ke7 45. Ra7 Kd8 46. Ra8+ Ke7 47. Ra7
Kd8 {Precision: White = 52%, Black = 48%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Cheparinov, Ivan”]
[Black “Navara, David”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C45”]
[WhiteElo “2695”]
[BlackElo “2720”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “83”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,83,21,0,23,31,37,42,40,29,48,43,57,64,78,66,64,66,75,65,74,67,62,63,
64,71,67,69,93,90,116,73,89,85,99,29,52,52,68,29,110,19,35,8,77,75,1022,806,
2177,82,715,128,129,111,6743,6641,29967,29967,29975,29975,29974,29969,29978,
29979,29979,29980,29980,29981,29981,29982]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4.
Nxd4 Bc5 5. Nb3 Bb6 6. Nc3 Nf6 7. Bg5 {[%cal Bc1g5,Bg5h4,Bh4f2][%mdl 32]} h6 8.
Bh4 d6 {C45: Scotch Game} 9. f3 {LiveBook: 4 Games} Be6 (9… g5 10. Bg3 a6 11.
Qd2 Qe7 12. O-O-O Be6 13. h4 O-O-O 14. Kb1 Nd7 15. Bf2 Qf6 16. Bxb6 Nxb6 {
0-1 (45) Dominguez Perez,L (2752)-Andreikin,D (2736) Novi Sad 2016}) 10. Bb5
O-O {White is slightly better.} 11. Bxc6 $1 bxc6 12. Qe2 $146 ({Predecessor:}
12. Qd3 g5 13. Bg3 Nh5 14. O-O-O Qf6 15. Na4 Nxg3 16. hxg3 {0-1 (36) Brown,M
(2252)-Fodor,T (2505) Bournemouth 2016}) 12… g5 13. Bf2 Bxb3 14. axb3 Nd5 15.
Qd2 Nxc3 16. Qxc3 f5 17. Qc4+ $1 Kg7 18. Qxc6 fxe4 19. Bxb6 axb6 20. Rxa8 Qxa8
21. Qxc7+ $16 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} Kg8 22. O-O exf3 23. Qc4+ Kg7 24.
Qc3+ Kg8 25. Rxf3 ({White should try} 25. Qd3 $16 {Black must now prevent Qg6+.
} Kg7 26. gxf3 (26. Qxd6 f2+ 27. Kh1 Qe4 $11)) 25… Rxf3 26. gxf3 {KQ-KQ} Qd5
27. Kg2 {Threatens to win with Qc8+.} b5 (27… Qd1 $11) 28. Kg3 (28. Qf6 $16)
28… Kf7 $11 29. f4 Kg6 (29… gxf4+ $1 $11 {remains equal.} 30. Kxf4 Qg2) 30.
Qe3 Kf5 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (30… b4 $16) 31. fxg5 $1 $18 hxg5 32. h3 $2 (32.
Qf3+ $18 Qxf3+ 33. Kxf3) 32… Qc5 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (32… Kg6 $16) 33. Qd3+ $2
(33. Qf2+ $18 Kg6 34. Qxc5 dxc5 35. h4) 33… Kf6 $16 34. Kf3 Qe5 $2 {[%mdl
8192] [#]} (34… b4 $16 35. c3 bxc3 36. bxc3 Qc6+ 37. Kf2 Ke7) 35. Qc3 $1 $18
{[%cal Rc3e5]} Qxc3+ 36. bxc3 {[%cal Bb2c3,Bc3c4,Bc4c5][%mdl 32] KP-KP. White
mates.} d5 37. Ke3 Ke5 38. Kd3 Kf4 39. Kd4 Kg3 40. Kxd5 Kxh3 41. c4 g4 42. c5 {
Precision: White = 58%, Black = 21%.} ({And not} 42. cxb5 g3 $11) 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Inarkiev, Ernesto”]
[Black “Fedoseev, Vladimir”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B12”]
[WhiteElo “2694”]
[BlackElo “2731”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “143”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 11,143,17,17,9,10,12,24,19,46,35,51,25,26,33,33,28,38,42,20,0,0,0,6,0,
33,34,50,-50,-52,-645,-48,-42,-47,-81,-69,-90,-90,-119,-99,-88,-89,-89,-89,-87,
-31,-29,-30,-38,-24,-34,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,41,40,40,40,47,
60,63,60,62,65,134,60,58,59,121,93,90,88,100,101,117,117,116,101,96,54,68,69,
82,20,37,33,61,20,23,0,67,20,45,8,8,8,8,8,8,0,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
8,8]} 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 Ne7 6. O-O c5 7. Na3 {
[%cal Bb1a3,Ba3b5,Bb5d6][%mdl 32] B12: Caro-Kann: Advance Variation} Nec6 8. c4
cxd4 9. Nb5 {White has an edge.} Be4 10. Bg5 Be7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10… Qd7
11. Nfxd4 h6 12. Bh4 Nxd4 13. Qxd4 Nc6 14. Qe3 a6 {1-0 (33) Kamsky,G (2732)
-Kacheishvili,G (2599) Philadelphia 2011}) 11. Nd6+ Kf8 12. Bxe7+ ({Much
weaker is} 12. Nxb7 Qb6 $15) 12… Qxe7 13. Nxd4 Nxe5 14. c5 Nbc6 15. f3 Bg6
16. f4 Nxd4 17. fxe5 Nc6 18. Bh5 {Threatens to win with Bxg6.} Qh4 ({Not} 18…
Nxe5 $2 19. Qe2 $16) 19. Bxg6 (19. g4 $14) 19… hxg6 $15 20. Rxf7+ Kg8 21. h3
Nxe5 22. Rf1 b6 23. Qe2 Rh5 24. Nb5 Rc8 25. cxb6 axb6 26. Rae1 Rc4 {[#] …
Rg4! is the strong threat.} 27. Qd2 Kh7 ({Black should play} 27… Qe7 $17 {
Strongly threatening …Qc5+.} 28. b3 Qc5+ 29. Qf2 Qxf2+ 30. Rxf2 Rb4) 28. b3
Re4 29. Rxe4 dxe4 30. Nd4 $1 Qg3 {White must now prevent …Rxh3.} 31. Qf4 Rxh3
32. Nxe6 Qe3+ 33. Rf2 Qe1+ 34. Rf1 Qe3+ 35. Qxe3 Rxe3 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame
KRN-KRN} 36. Rf4 Re1+ 37. Kh2 e3 38. Kg3 Re2 39. a4 Nd3 40. Re4 g5 (40… Ne1
$5 {[%cal Re2g2]} 41. Nf4 Rb2 42. Rxe3 Nc2 $11) 41. Nxg5+ Kg6 42. Nf3 Nc5 43.
Rb4 Nd7 44. Kf4 Kf6 45. g4 {[%cal Bg2g4,Bg4g5][%mdl 32]} g6 {[#]} ({Black
should try} 45… Kf7 $1 $14) 46. Ke4 (46. Rb5 $1 $16) 46… Nc5+ $14 47. Kd5
Nd7 (47… Ne6 $1 $14) 48. g5+ Kf7 49. Kd4 Ke6 50. Kd3 Rb2 51. Kxe3 Rb1 52. Rb5
Kd6 53. Nd2 Re1+ 54. Kf4 Kc6 55. Nc4 (55. Nf3 $16 Rf1 56. Ke4) 55… Rf1+ 56.
Ke3 Rh1 57. Kf3 Rh4 58. Ke3 Rh3+ (58… Rh1 $11) 59. Kd4 {aiming for Ne5+.} Rg3
60. Ke4 Nc5+ $1 {The position is equal.} 61. Kf4 Rxb3 62. Ne5+ Kd6 63. Nc4+ (
63. Rxb3 {is interesting.} Nxb3 64. Nxg6 Nc5 65. Kf5 Ne6 66. Kf6) 63… Kc6 64.
Rxb3 Nxb3 $11 {KN-KN} 65. Ke5 Nc5 66. Nb2 Nd7+ 67. Ke6 {next Nd3 is good for
White.} Nf8+ 68. Kf7 Nh7 $1 69. Kxg6 Nxg5 $1 70. Kxg5 b5 71. a5 {And now Nd3
would win.} Kb7 72. Kf5 {Precision: White = 72%, Black = 70%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Najer, Evgeniy”]
[Black “Vitiugov, Nikita”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C84”]
[WhiteElo “2694”]
[BlackElo “2728”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “51”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,51,20,10,11,12,9,12,12,10,0,0,0,0,0,36,12,91,77,81,78,74,95,75,32,23,
0,110,108,91,96,63,0,12,0,63,0]} 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. a4 Bd7 9. Bd2 {
C84: Closed Ruy Lopez: Unusual White 6th moves} (9. c3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d4
Qb8 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bh4 Be6 14. Nbd2 O-O 15. h3 Rc8 16. Bg3 cxd4 17. cxd4 {
1/2-1/2 (57) Giri,A (2772)-Ding,L (2777) Wenzhou 2017}) 9… b4 {LiveBook: 15
Games} 10. h3 Rb8 11. a5 {The position is equal.} Qc8 12. Re1 O-O 13. c3 {[#]}
Be6 $146 {Threatens to win with …bxc3.} ({Predecessor:} 13… bxc3 14. bxc3
Be6 15. Bxe6 Qxe6 16. Qa4 d5 17. exd5 Qxd5 {1/2-1/2 (66) Kobalia,M (2630)
-Harikrishna,P (2659) Kallithea 2008}) 14. Ba4 bxc3 15. Bxc3 Qb7 16. Nbd2 (16.
Bxc6 $5 Qxc6 17. Nbd2 $11) 16… Nb4 (16… Bd7 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 17.
d4 $1 $16 Nd3 18. Re3 $1 {[%cal Re3d3]} Nxb2 19. Bxb2 Qxb2 20. Rb1 Qa2 21. Ra1
(21. Rc1 $11) 21… Qb2 {[#]} 22. d5 $1 {[%cal Rd5e6]} Bxd5 {[#] …Ba8 is the
strong threat.} 23. Rb1 $1 {[%cal Rb1b2]} Qa2 {Strongly threatening …Rxb1.}
24. Ra1 (24. exd5 $14 Nxd5 25. Rxb8 Rxb8 26. Rb3) 24… Qb2 $11 {And now …
Ba2 would win.} 25. Rb1 ({White should try} 25. exd5 $11 Nxd5 26. Rea3) 25…
Qa2 $14 {White must now prevent …Rxb1.} 26. Ra1 {Precision: White = 65%,
Black = 71%.} ({White should play} 26. exd5 $14 Nxd5 27. Rxb8 Rxb8 28. Rb3)
1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Kuzubov, Yuriy”]
[Black “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C84”]
[WhiteElo “2688”]
[BlackElo “2797”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “259”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 26,259,-10,-18,0,-57,-55,-78,-18,-25,0,0,0,0,24,22,23,39,26,6,6,5,7,0,0,
0,33,22,43,40,50,37,59,59,60,59,61,59,45,37,58,56,58,63,70,53,56,59,60,57,57,
57,53,31,29,22,21,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,13,0,25,27,29,30,102,94,86,29,29,29,34,34,125,
106,133,124,131,89,152,95,84,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-27,-23,-46,-46,-108,
-108,-108,-108,-137,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,10,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-21,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-13,-13,
-13,-13,-21,-21,-35,-35,-101,-101,-101,-101,-101,-101,-101,0,-101,0,-101,-101,
-101,-101,-101,-101,-108,-101,-101,-101,-101,-101,-123,-101,-101,-101,-123,
-101,-123,-101,-101,0,-101,-101,-101,-101,-101,-101,-101,-101,-101,-101,-101,
-101,-101,0,-101,0,-101,0,-101,0,-101,0,-101]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4.
Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 d6 7. c3 O-O 8. Re1 Re8 9. Nbd2 Bf8 10. Nf1 b5 11. Bb3
Na5 12. Bc2 c5 13. d4 {C90: Closed Ruy Lopez with 7…d6: Early deviations} (
13. Bg5 h6 14. Bxf6 Qxf6 15. Ne3 Be6 16. Nd2 g6 17. a4 h5 18. axb5 axb5 19. Qe2
Bh6 20. Ra3 Bxe3 21. Qxe3 b4 22. Ra4 Nc6 {1/2-1/2 (39) Anand,V (2786)-Carlsen,
M (2864) Moscow 2013}) 13… exd4 14. cxd4 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Bg4 15. Ng3 (15.
d5 $11) 15… Nc6 16. Be3 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate
with similar games:} 16. dxc5 dxc5 17. Qxd8 Raxd8 18. Bg5 Bxf3 19. gxf3 Nd4 20.
Bd1 Be7 21. Kg2 {0-1 (47) Isaev,M (2321)-Cheremnukh,S (2128) Rybinsk 2001})
16… d5 (16… cxd4 $17 17. Bxd4 Nxd4 18. Qxd4 Bxf3 19. gxf3 Nd7) 17. dxc5 $11
Nxe4 (17… d4 $5 18. Bf4 Bxc5 $11) 18. h3 Bxf3 $1 19. Qxf3 {[%cal Rg3e4]} Nxg3
20. Qxg3 Qf6 21. Bb3 d4 22. Bg5 Qf5 $1 23. Qf4 Qd7 $132 {[%mdl 2048] Black is
not keeping still} 24. Qg4 Qxg4 25. hxg4 Rxe1+ (25… Bxc5 $6 26. Bd5 $16) 26.
Rxe1 Rc8 ({Avoid the trap} 26… Bxc5 $2 27. Bd5 $18) 27. Bd5 Nb4 ({But not}
27… Bxc5 $2 28. Bxc6 h6 29. Bd7 $18) 28. Be4 $1 Rxc5 29. Bd2 Nc2 30. Rc1 d3
$1 31. Bxd3 Nb4 32. Bb1 Rxc1+ 33. Bxc1 $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBB-KBN} g6 34.
Kf1 Bg7 35. Ke2 Kf8 36. Bd2 Nc6 37. Be4 Nd8 38. b3 Ke7 39. a4 Ne6 40. Bb4+ Kd7
41. Bb7 a5 42. Be1 b4 43. Kd1 Kd6 44. Ba6 $1 Ke5 45. Bd2 f5 46. gxf5 gxf5 47.
Bc4 Nd4 (47… Bf6 $11) 48. Bg5 $1 $16 Nc6 49. Ke2 (49. Bg8 $1 $16) 49… f4 $1
$11 50. g3 fxg3 51. fxg3 h6 (51… Kd4 $14) 52. Be3 $16 Ke4 53. Bd3+ Kd5 54.
Bh7 Be5 (54… Bf8 $142) 55. g4 ({Resist} 55. Bxh6 $6 Bxg3 56. Ke3 Nd8 $14) (
55. Kd3 $142 $1) 55… Bg7 56. Kf3 ({White should try} 56. Kd2 $16) 56… Nd4+
$11 57. Kf2 Ke5 58. Bg8 Ke4 59. Bc4 Nc6 {With the idea …Bd4.} 60. Bd2 Ne5 61.
Be2 Nf7 62. Bc1 Bf6 63. Bf1 Ne5 {Hoping for …Bg5.} 64. Kg3 Bg5 65. Bg2+ (65.
Bb2 $1 $15 Bf4+ 66. Kh3) 65… Kd3 $17 66. Bb2 {[#]} Nd7 $1 67. Bd5 {[#]} Bd8 (
67… Nc5 $1 $17 {[%cal Rc5e4] Threatens to win with …Ne4+.} 68. Be5 Kc2) 68.
Bg7 Bg5 69. Kf3 Nc5 70. Bf8 Kd4 71. Bg8 (71. Bxc5+ $5 Kxc5 72. Ke4 $11) 71…
Nd7 72. Bg7+ Ne5+ 73. Kg3 Ke4 74. Bh7+ Kd5 75. Bf5 Nc6 76. Kf2 Nd4 77. Bh7 (77.
Bxd4 $5 Kxd4 78. Kf3 $11) 77… Nc6 78. Ke2 Ne5 79. Bf5 Nc6 80. Kf2 Nd4 81. Bg6
Nc6 82. Bf8 Ne5 83. Bf5 Nc6 84. Bg6 Ne5 85. Bf5 Nc6 86. Bd3 Ne5 87. Be2 Ke4 88.
Bd6 Bd8 89. Ke1 Kd5 90. Bb8 Ke4 91. Kd2 Bg5+ 92. Kd1 Bd8 93. Bd6 Kd5 94. Bf8
Bg5 95. Kc2 Ke4 96. Bd6 Bd8 97. Bc5 (97. Bxe5 $5 Kxe5 98. Kd3 $11) 97… Nd7
98. Bd3+ Kf4 99. Bd6+ Kxg4 100. Bb5 Nf6 101. Kd3 h5 {[%cal Bh6h5,Bh5h4][%mdl
32]} 102. Be5 h4 103. Bxf6 ({White should play} 103. Bd6 $15) 103… Bxf6 $15 {
KB-KB} 104. Ke2 Kg3 105. Bc6 Be7 106. Kf1 Bf6 107. Ke2 Be7 108. Kf1 $1 Bc5 109.
Bb7 Bd4 110. Bc6 Bb6 111. Bb7 Bc7 112. Bc6 Be5 113. Bb7 Bc3 114. Bc6 Ba1 115.
Bb7 Bg7 116. Bc6 Bf8 117. Bb7 Bd6 118. Kg1 Bc5+ ({Better is} 118… h3 $17 119.
Bd5 Bc5+ 120. Kf1 h2) 119. Kh1 (119. Kf1 $11 {was the only way to keep the
balance.}) 119… Ba7 120. Bd5 Bd4 121. Bc4 Bg7 122. Bb5 Bh8 123. Bc4 h3 124.
Bb5 Bg7 125. Bc4 Bh8 126. Bb5 $1 Bg7 127. Bc4 $1 Bh8 128. Bb5 $1 Bg7 129. Bc4
$1 Bh8 130. Bb5 $1 {Precision: White = 64%, Black = 58%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Rapport, Richard”]
[Black “Wei, Yi”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D78”]
[WhiteElo “2675”]
[BlackElo “2748”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “30”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 14,15,29,19]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. d4 Bg7 4. Bg2 d5 5. O-O O-O 6. c4
c6 7. Qb3 a5 8. cxd5 {LiveBook: 39 Games. D78: Fianchetto Grünfeld: 6 0-0 c6} {
Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} a4 $146 9. Qd1
cxd5 10. Nc3 Ne4 11. Nd2 Nxc3 12. bxc3 Qa5 13. Ba3 Qxc3 14. Bxe7 Qxd4 15. Rc1
Re8 {1/2-1/2 (32) Li,C (2720)-Ding,L (2760) Sharjah 2017} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Dubov, Daniil”]
[Black “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A29”]
[WhiteElo “2666”]
[BlackElo “2780”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “61”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,61,-11,-23,35,22,35,18,13,26,44,58,37,26,53,20,34,52,45,45,68,67,73,
71,77,70,93,71,91,109,109,108,116,130,116,124,213,237,227,176,279,270,251,272,
265,265]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Bc5 {
A29: English Opening: Four Knights Variation with 4 g3} 7. O-O O-O 8. d3 Bb6 9.
Nxd5 Qxd5 {[#]} 10. b4 $1 {[%cal Bb2b4,Bb4b5][%mdl 544] LiveBook: 3 Games} e4 (
{Of course not} 10… Nxb4 11. Bb2 $14) (10… a5 $11) 11. Ng5 $14 Qd4 12. Ba3
$146 {aiming for b5.} ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar
games:} 12. Be3 Qxb4 13. Nxe4 Bxe3 14. fxe3 {1-0 (53) Nakamura,H (2792)
-Karjakin,S (2773) Saint Louis 2017}) 12… e3 {[%cal Re3f2]} 13. b5 exf2+ 14.
Kh1 Ne5 $1 {Hoping for …Re8.} 15. Bxf8 Kxf8 16. a4 {[%cal Ba2a4,Ba4a5][%mdl
32] a5 is the strong threat.} a5 17. bxa6 Rxa6 18. a5 $1 {[%cal Ra5b6]} Ba7 19.
Qc1 Qd8 20. Qf4 $1 {[%cal Rf4e5]} h6 {[#]} 21. Ne4 $1 {[%cal Bg5e4,Be4c3,Bc3d5]
[%mdl 32]} ({Much worse is} 21. Qxe5 hxg5 22. Ra4 Rd6 $11) 21… Qe7 22. Nc3 g5
{[#]} 23. Qc1 $1 Ng4 24. Nd5 $1 $40 {[%csl LRc7,LRe7][%mdl 128] White is out
for blood.} Qxe2 25. Qxc7 Rc6 26. Qd8+ Qe8 (26… Kg7 $16) 27. Qxe8+ $18 Kxe8
28. d4 Kd8 (28… Bxd4 $142 29. Ra4 Ba7) 29. h3 {White has a decisive
advantage.} Nf6 30. Nb6 ({But not} 30. Rxf2 $6 Nxd5 31. Bxd5 Bxd4 $16) 30…
Rc2 31. Nxc8 {Precision: White = 94%, Black = 57%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Grachev, Boris”]
[Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D85”]
[WhiteElo “2654”]
[BlackElo “2804”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “61”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,61,21,20,23,20,27,26,13,12,31,22,21,-5,-10,-13,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,6,
0,0,0,6,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5
5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Nf3 c5 8. h3 O-O 9. Be3 {D85: Exchange Grünfeld:
Unusual White 7th moves and lines with 7 Nf3} (9. Be2 Nc6 10. Be3 f5 11. Qb3+
Kh8 12. Rd1 cxd4 13. Nxd4 Nxd4 14. Bxd4 Qc7 15. exf5 Bxf5 16. O-O Bxd4 17. Rxd4
Rac8 18. c4 {1/2-1/2 (30) Piorun,K (2638)-Areshchenko,A (2677) Poland 2017})
9… Qa5 10. Bd2 Nc6 11. Be2 {LiveBook: 12 Games} Qd8 {[%cal Rc5d4]} 12. d5 Ne5
13. Nxe5 Bxe5 14. O-O $146 ({Predecessor:} 14. Qb3 Rb8 15. O-O b5 16. Bh6 {
1/2-1/2 (49) Grachev,B (2434)-Areshchenko,A (2512) Moscow 2002}) 14… f5 15.
f4 Bg7 {The position is equal.} 16. Bc4 fxe4 17. Qe2 Kh8 18. Qxe4 Bf5 19. Qe2
a6 20. a4 b5 21. axb5 axb5 22. Rxa8 Qxa8 23. Bxb5 Qxd5 24. Bc4 Qe4 25. Qxe4 (
25. Rf2 {feels hotter.} Rd8 26. g4 Qxe2 27. Rxe2 Bd3 28. Bxd3 Rxd3 29. Rxe7 Kg8
30. Be3) 25… Bxe4 26. Re1 Rd8 27. Rxe4 Rxd2 28. Rxe7 Bxc3 29. Re8+ Kg7 30.
Re7+ Kh8 31. Re8+ {Precision: White = 64%, Black = 72%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Demchenko, Anton”]
[Black “Kramnik, Vladimir”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C50”]
[WhiteElo “2650”]
[BlackElo “2803”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “29”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,19,11,14,13,20,8,30,26,20,8,38,30]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4.
d3 Nf6 5. c3 a6 6. a4 {C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5
d3} d6 7. O-O Ba7 (7… O-O 8. Re1 Ba7 9. h3 b5 10. Bb3 h6 11. axb5 axb5 12.
Be3 Bd7 13. Bxa7 Rxa7 14. Nbd2 Rxa1 15. Qxa1 Nh5 {1/2-1/2 (69) So,W (2810)
-Nakamura,H (2792) Saint Louis 2017}) 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. h3 Be6 10. Bxe6 {
Predecessor:} fxe6 $146 11. b4 b5 12. Re1 Qe8 13. Nf1 Nh5 14. Be3 Bxe3 15. Rxe3
{1-0 (43) Oparin,G (2605)-Esipenko,A (2523) Sochi 2017} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Kovalyov, Anton”]
[Black “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A20”]
[WhiteElo “2649”]
[BlackElo “2794”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “62”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 13,62,29,36,27,43,0,0,0,0,14,7,0,3,-1,12,-18,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,7,0,49,0,0,
0,67,78,93,98,102,97,94,73,93,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,83,76,96]} 1. c4 e5 2. g3 Bc5
3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Bg2 a6 5. e3 d6 6. Nge2 {A25: English Opening vs King’s Indian
with …Nc6 but without early d3} h5 (6… Ba7 7. b3 Nge7 8. Bb2 h5 9. h4 Bg4
10. d3 Qd7 11. Qd2 Rb8 12. Rc1 O-O 13. Ne4 {1-0 (51) Topalov,V (2749)-Grischuk,
A (2761) Paris 2017}) 7. d4 Ba7 {LiveBook: 17 Games} 8. dxe5 {White is
slightly better.} dxe5 9. Bxc6+ (9. Qxd8+ {looks sharper.} Nxd8 10. h3 Bf5 11.
b3 Nc6 12. Ba3) 9… bxc6 10. Qxd8+ Kxd8 11. h3 Nf6 $146 {[%cal Bg8f6,Bf6e4,
Be4g5,Bg5f3][%mdl 32]} ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with
similar games:} 11… Bc5 12. Na4 {1/2-1/2 (50) Adan Bermudez,S (2366)-Ochsner,
B (2419) Fredericia 2015}) 12. b3 Be6 13. Ba3 Kc8 14. Na4 Ne4 15. Nec3 {
[%cal Be2c3,Bc3e4,Be4c5][%mdl 32]} Ng5 16. h4 Nf3+ 17. Kf1 Kb7 18. Kg2 Bg4 19.
Ne4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has some pressure.} Rhd8 (19… f5 $5 {[%cal Rf5e4]}
20. Nec5+ Kc8 $14) 20. Be7 Re8 21. Bb4 c5 (21… Rad8 $11) 22. Bc3 $14 f6 23.
Naxc5+ Bxc5 24. Nxc5+ Ka7 25. b4 g5 26. hxg5 ({White should try} 26. a4 $16)
26… Nxg5 $11 27. f4 exf4 28. gxf4 Rxe3 29. Bd4 Re2+ 30. Kf1 $1 Nh7 (30… Nf7
$1 $11 {remains equal.}) 31. Re1 $16 Rxe1+ {Precision: White = 60%, Black =
64%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Bluebaum, Matthias”]
[Black “So, Wesley”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D41”]
[WhiteElo “2633”]
[BlackElo “2792”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “32”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 13,31,33,32,14,23,10,11,18,22,18,18,14,18,21,18,19,17,0,6,3]} 1. d4 Nf6
2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c5 5. cxd5 cxd4 6. Qxd4 exd5 7. e4 Nc6 8. Bb5 {
[%cal Re4d5] D41: Queen’s Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch with 5 cxd5} dxe4 9.
Qxd8+ Kxd8 {The position is equal.} 10. Ng5 {[%cal Bf3g5,Bg5e4,Be4c5,Bc5e6]
[%mdl 32]} Be6 11. O-O Bb4 12. Ncxe4 Nxe4 13. Nxe4 Ke7 14. Be3 {Black should
prevent a3.} Rhd8 15. Nc5 (15. Bxc6 bxc6 {1/2-1/2 (29) Wang,H (2698)-Wei,Y
(2738) Danzhou 2017}) 15… Nd4 16. Nxe6 {[#]} {Predecessor:} Nxe6 $146 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Erdos, Viktor”]
[Black “Svidler, Peter”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D85”]
[WhiteElo “2619”]
[BlackElo “2756”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “40”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,22,40,7,20]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6.
e4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 c5 8. Rb1 O-O 9. Be2 cxd4 10. cxd4 Qa5+ 11. Qd2 (11. Bd2 $5 {
[%cal Rd2a5]} Qxa2 12. O-O $14) 11… Qxd2+ {D85: Exchange Grünfeld: Unusual
White 7th moves and lines with 7 Nf3} {Predecessor:} 12. Bxd2 $146 Rd8 13. d5
Na6 14. Rc1 f5 15. e5 h6 16. Bc4 Kh8 17. O-O g5 18. Rfd1 f4 19. Bxa6 bxa6 20.
Ba5 Rg8 {1/2-1/2 (63) Radjabov,T (2784)-Caruana,F (2770) Moscow 2012} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Sethuraman, S P.”]
[Black “Harikrishna, P.”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E04”]
[WhiteElo “2617”]
[BlackElo “2741”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “76”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,76,18,10,-22,0,0,0,0,0,-6,1,-29,11,0,0,0,68,65,35,0,39,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,33,12,0,-164,-154,-162,-99,-133,-128,-111,-95,-88,-100,-110,-34,-24,10,
-93,14,12,64,58,58,58,58,24,76]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2
c5 6. O-O Nc6 7. Qa4 Bd7 8. Qxc4 b5 9. Qc3 {E04: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3} b4 10.
Qd3 Rc8 {LiveBook: 5 Games} 11. Bg5 {The position is equal.} (11. dxc5 Bxc5 12.
Be3 Bxe3 13. Qxe3 O-O 14. Nbd2 Qe7 15. Nc4 Rfd8 16. Rac1 Ng4 {1/2-1/2 (72)
Ding,L (2781)-Naiditsch,A (2712) Danzhou 2017}) 11… cxd4 12. Nxd4 Ne5 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 12… Nxd4 13. Qxd4 Bc5 14. Qd3 Qb6 15. Bxf6 gxf6 16. Nd2 Qd6 17.
Qxd6 Bxd6 {1/2-1/2 (25) Haba,P (2476)-Testor,S (2316) Germany 2017}) 13. Qa6
Bc5 14. Nb3 Bb6 15. Bf4 Nfg4 16. h3 g5 17. Bd2 Nh6 (17… h5 $11 18. hxg4 Nxg4)
18. Bxb4 $14 g4 19. Ba5 (19. Nc3 $5 {[%cal Rc3e4]} gxh3 20. Bxh3 $11) 19…
gxh3 20. Bxh3 Rg8 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black has some pressure.} 21. Bxb6 axb6 22.
Bg2 {Strongly threatening Nc3.} Nf5 $1 {[%cal Rf5g3] Hoping for …Nxg3!} 23.
N1d2 Nxg3 24. fxg3 Rxg3 25. Rfc1 {And now Rxc8 would win.} Bc6 {[#]} (25… Rc6
$5 {[%cal Rd8g5]}) 26. Rxc6 $1 Rxc6 (26… Nxc6 $2 {loses.} 27. Ne4 $18) 27.
Nf1 $2 (27. Ne4 $11 {and White is okay.} Re3 28. Nf2 (28. Qb5 Rxe4 29. Bxe4
Qg5+ 30. Kf1 Qf4+ 31. Bf3 Ke7 $11)) 27… Rg6 $1 $19 {[%mdl 1024] White must
now prevent …Qg5. Black has strong compensation.} 28. Ne3 Qg5 (28… Kf8 $1
$19 29. Qa4 Qg5) 29. Qa8+ $17 Ke7 {[%cal Be8e7,Be7f6,Bf6g7][%mdl 32]} 30. Qa3+
Kf6 31. Nd2 {[%cal Bb3d2,Bd2e4,Be4g3][%mdl 32] [#]} Kg7 $1 32. Rf1 Rc7 (32…
h5 $17 33. Rd1 {[#]} Ng4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 34. Nxg4 Qxg4) 33. Ne4 $15 Qd8 {
White should prevent …Qd4.} 34. Rd1 (34. Qd6 $11 Qxd6 35. Nxd6) 34… Rd7 (
34… Qh4 $17 {aiming for …Qxe4.} 35. Nd6 Kh8) 35. Rxd7 $11 Qxd7 ({Black
should play} 35… Nxd7 $11 36. Qc3+ Kg8) 36. Qc3 $14 f6 37. Kf2 h5 38. Ng3 Rg5
{Precision: White = 54%, Black = 61%.} (38… Ng4+ $11 {remains equal.} 39.
Nxg4 hxg4) 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.07”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “Lenderman, Aleksandr”]
[Black “Tari, Aryan”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A34”]
[WhiteElo “2565”]
[BlackElo “2588”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “77”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 14,77,25,26,35,28,33,22,27,28,25,26,28,26,35,25,48,19,16,20,36,34,46,38,
85,85,86,86,86,85,85,29,83,84,82,80,102,97,110,103,110,110,110,112,176,179,233,
226,229,227,214,160,159,165,291,295,299,287,450,442,434,420,516,512,515,506]}
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 {A34:
Symmetrical English: 2 Nc3, lines with …d5} Qxd1+ 7. Kxd1 Nc6 8. e4 {
LiveBook: 4 Games. White has an edge.} b6 9. Kc2 Bb7 10. Be3 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 10. Bf4 f6 11. Rd1 e5 12. Bc1 Na5 13. Bb5+ {1/2-1/2 (37) Vidit,S
(2669)-Nepomniachtchi,I (2740) Baku 2016}) 10… e6 11. Nd2 Bd6 12. a4 {
[%cal Ba2a4,Ba4a5][%mdl 32]} Ke7 13. f3 Ne5 14. a5 h6 15. h4 Bc6 16. h5 Nd7 17.
Nc4 {[%cal Bd2c4,Bc4a3,Ba3b5][%mdl 32]} Bc7 $1 18. Na3 bxa5 19. Bb5 Bxb5 20.
Nxb5 Bb6 21. Bf4 {[%mdl 1024] White has strong compensation.} e5 22. Bd2 (22.
Bh2 $16) 22… Nb8 (22… Rac8 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 23. Na3 $16 Nc6 24.
Nc4 Ke6 25. Be3 Rac8 26. Kb3 Rhd8 27. Rhd1 Rb8 28. Ka4 a6 (28… f6 $16 {
was necessary.}) 29. Rxd8 $18 Bxd8 (29… Nxd8 $142 30. Rd1 Bc7) 30. Bxc5 Bc7 {
[#]} 31. Rd1 $1 g6 32. hxg6 fxg6 33. Rd2 {And now Bd6 would win.} Rb5 (33…
Rd8 $142 34. Re2 h5) 34. Bd6 Bd8 35. Bf8 Be7 (35… Bc7 $142 36. Bxh6 Nb8) 36.
Bxe7 Kxe7 37. Rd5 Na7 38. Rxe5+ Kf6 39. Rd5 {Precision: White = 82%, Black =
48%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.3”]
[White “Aronian, Levon”]
[Black “Hou, Yifan”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E06”]
[WhiteElo “2802”]
[BlackElo “2670”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “74”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,74,8,16,7,18,25,16,17,16,13,0,58,49,63,48,44,45,57,0,0,7,6,6,0,2,45,
36,27,48,43,22,40,40,24,31,26,12,9,0,0,0,10,15,9,9,12,0,0,0,0,-5,-5,-6,-5,-8,
-8,-39,-39]} 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} (7… a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Qxc4 Bc6 10. Bf4
Nbd7 11. Nc3 Bd6 12. a5 Bxf4 13. gxf4 Nd5 14. e3 Nxc3 15. Qxc3 Bxf3 16. Bxf3 c6
17. Kh1 Qe7 18. Rg1 g6 19. Rg5 {1/2-1/2 (80) Aronian,L (2793)-Kramnik,V (2808)
Leuven 2017}) 8. Ne5 Qxd4 9. Bxa8 Qxe5 10. Bf3 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Nd5 11. Qxc4
Ba6 12. Qa4 c5 13. Re1 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with
similar games:} 13. Nd2 Rc8 14. Rd1 c4 15. Nf1 {1/2-1/2 (65) Nyback,T (2608)
-Pihlajasalo,A (2442) Finland 2015}) 13… b5 14. Qe4 Nc6 (14… Qxe4 $11 15.
Bxe4 f5) 15. Nc3 $14 Rd8 16. Rd1 {[%cal Rc3d5]} Qxe4 17. Bxe4 {[%cal Rc3d5]}
Nd4 {[#] Threatens to win with …Nxc3.} 18. Bxd5 {Black must now prevent Bb3.}
b4 $1 {[%cal Rb4c3]} 19. Bb3 $1 bxc3 20. bxc3 Nxe2+ 21. Kg2 {aiming for Rxd8+.}
Bb7+ 22. f3 Rxd1 23. Bxd1 Nxc3 24. Bd2 Nxd1 25. Rxd1 $11 {[%mdl 4096] [#]
Endgame Hoping for Rb1. KRB-KB} Bd5 26. Rb1 g5 27. Kf2 Bxa2 28. Ra1 Bd5 29. Bc3
f6 30. Rxa7 Kf7 31. Ke3 e5 32. h4 gxh4 33. gxh4 h5 34. f4 exf4+ 35. Kxf4 Ke6
36. Ra6+ Bd6+ 37. Rxd6+ Kxd6 {Precision: White = 60%, Black = 85%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.3”]
[White “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Black “Kuzubov, Yuriy”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “D37”]
[WhiteElo “2797”]
[BlackElo “2688”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “110”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,110,35,32,32,27,24,29,30,30,30,29,43,44,28,44,39,35,57,57,57,57,58,
58,67,68,72,50,62,12,56,8,13,36,37,0,18,16,17,9,14,0,51,58,69,10,28,18,14,15,
36,30,47,0,11,0,0,0,52,27,402,0,0,0,0,0,2,2,2,-38,-38,-38,-38,-38,-38,-38,-38,
-38,-8,-58,-67,-63,-43,-104,-106,-251,-253,-252,-252,-240,-209,-712,-712,-1371,
-1323]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. Bf4 dxc4 6. e3 {D37:
Queen’s Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4} b5 7. Nxb5 Bb4+ 8. Nc3 Nd5 9. a3 Nxc3 10. Qd2 {
LiveBook: 10 Games} Nd5 (10… Bxa3 11. Qxc3 Bd6 12. Bxd6 cxd6 13. Bxc4 O-O {
1/2-1/2 (30) So,W (2794)-Anand,V (2779) London 2016}) 11. axb4 Nxf4 12. exf4
Bb7 13. Be2 Nb6 {[#]} 14. O-O $146 Qd6 15. Ra5 O-O 16. Rc5 Rfd8 17. Rd1 Na4 18.
Ra5 $1 {[%cal Ra5a4]} Nb6 19. Ne5 Bd5 20. Rc5 Rab8 21. Ra1 Rb7 22. h4 h6 23.
Ra6 Qe7 24. h5 Nd7 25. Nxd7 Rxd7 26. Ra3 Rd6 27. Bxc4 Bxc4 28. Rxc4 Rdb6 29.
Ra4 Qd7 (29… Rb5 $11) 30. Ra5 $14 Rb5 31. Qc3 (31. Qc2 $14) 31… Qd6 $1 $11
{[%cal Rb5b4]} 32. Rxb5 Rxb5 33. Rxc7 Qxf4 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} 34.
Rc5 Rb8 35. b5 Qe4 36. Re5 (36. Qe3 $5 {[%cal Re3e4]} Qb1+ 37. Kh2 $11) 36…
Qb1+ 37. Kh2 Qf1 (37… Qd1 $11) 38. Qc2 $14 Rxb5 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (38…
Rd8 $11) 39. Rc5 $2 (39. Qc8+ $18 Kh7 40. Qa6 Qxf2 41. Qxb5 Qh4+ 42. Kg1 Qxd4+
43. Kf1) 39… Rb8 $11 40. d5 exd5 41. Rxd5 Re8 42. Qf5 Qe2 43. g3 Qxb2 44. Rd7
Qa2 45. Kg2 a6 {[%cal Ba7a6,Ba6a5,Ba5a4][%mdl 32]} 46. Rd6 Qc4 47. Kh2 Qb5 48.
Qf3 a5 49. Rd5 Qc6 50. Qd3 (50. Qf5 $1 $15) 50… a4 $17 51. Rd6 (51. Rd4 $17)
51… Qc5 $19 52. Kg2 Qxh5 53. Ra6 Qg4 54. Qb5 $2 {[#]} (54. Ra7) 54… Qe4+
55. Kg1 Ra8 {Precision: White = 49%, Black = 63%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.3”]
[White “So, Wesley”]
[Black “Bluebaum, Matthias”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A06”]
[WhiteElo “2792”]
[BlackElo “2633”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “50”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,50,26,27,29,33,26,29,22,29,25,9,8,9,8,6,5,4,14,0,0,0,0,-7,0,-3,0,0,0,
-5,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 Nf6 5. O-O O-O 6. c4
dxc4 7. Na3 c5 8. dxc5 c3 {D77: Fianchetto Grünfeld: 6 0-0: Replies other than
6…c6} 9. Nb5 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Na6 {[%cal Bb8a6,Ba6c5,Bc5e4][%mdl 32]} 10.
Nxc3 Nxc5 {White is slightly better.} 11. Be3 {[#] Hoping for Qxd8.} Nfe4 12.
Nxe4 Nxe4 13. Qa4 (13. Bd4 Bxd4 14. Qxd4 Qxd4 15. Nxd4 Nd6 16. Rfc1 {1/2-1/2
(67) Giri,A (2771)-Grandelius,N (2641) Reykjavik 2017}) 13… Nd6 {The
position is equal.} 14. Bd4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14. Rad1 Bd7 15. Qb4 a5 16.
Qf4 {1/2-1/2 (26) Pirc,V-Pilnik,H Mar del Plata 1950}) 14… Bd7 15. Qb4 Bc6
16. Bxg7 Kxg7 17. Ne5 Bxg2 18. Kxg2 Qc8 19. Qd4 {[#] Black must now prevent
Nd7+.} f6 20. Nf3 (20. Rfc1 {is interesting.} Qe6 21. Nd3 Rfc8 22. Nf4 Qe4+ 23.
Qxe4 Nxe4 24. f3) 20… Qc4 21. Rfc1 Qxd4 22. Nxd4 {And now Ne6+ would win.}
Kf7 23. Rc7 Rac8 24. Rac1 Rxc7 25. Rxc7 Rc8 {Precision: White = 71%, Black =
90%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.3”]
[White “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Black “Bruzon Batista, Lazaro”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A05”]
[WhiteElo “2781”]
[BlackElo “2651”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “99”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 14,99,25,12,39,35,40,36,62,59,77,77,75,70,93,62,110,106,115,82,82,78,74,
58,102,48,61,41,222,102,116,104,117,123,138,110,125,123,156,160,151,142,195,
181,184,183,230,220,205,212,231,194,286,268,274,285,277,265,270,229,334,331,
396,397,580,569,564,545,570,513,529,506,813,813,787,787,783,768,790,766,1144,
1123,963,941,1114,1008,991,975]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 b6 3. Bg2 Bb7 4. c4 e6 5. O-O
Be7 6. d4 O-O 7. Re1 Na6 8. a3 {LiveBook: 14 Games. E17: Queen’s Indian: 4 g3
Bb7 5 Bg2 Be7} c6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 8… d5 9. cxd5 exd5 10. b4 c6 11. Nc3
Nc7 12. Qb3 Ne6 13. a4 Rb8 14. Ba3 c5 15. Rad1 c4 {1-0 (31) Giri,A (2785)
-Romanov,E (2636) Sochi 2017}) 9. e4 {[%cal Be2e4,Be4e5][%mdl 32]} d5 10. e5 {
White is slightly better.} Nd7 11. cxd5 cxd5 12. Nc3 Nc7 13. h4 {[%cal Bh2h4,
Bh4h5][%mdl 32]} Rc8 14. Ng5 Qe8 15. Qd3 {[%csl Gg5][%cal Rd3h7] [#]} Bxg5 16.
Bxg5 Nb8 17. h5 h6 18. Bf4 Nc6 19. g4 ({White should try} 19. b4 $16) 19… Ba6
20. Qe3 Ne7 $2 {[#]} ({Better is} 20… Qd8 $14) 21. Kh2 (21. Bxh6 $1 $18 {
and the rest is easy.} gxh6 22. Qxh6) 21… Kh7 22. Bh3 Rh8 23. Rg1 Kg8 24. a4
Qd7 25. b3 Rh7 26. Rac1 Nc6 27. Na2 Ne7 (27… Bb7 $16 {keeps fighting.} 28.
Nc3 Ba6) 28. Nb4 $18 Bb7 29. Bf1 Kf8 30. Bd3 Rh8 31. Bg3 a5 32. Na2 Ra8 (32…
Nc6 $142 33. Rc2 Ne7) 33. Bh4 Ba6 34. Bb1 Ne8 35. Nc3 Rc8 36. Ne2 Rxc1 (36…
b5 {is a better defense.} 37. Bd3 Rb8) 37. Rxc1 Nc6 38. f4 {[%cal Bf2f4,Bf4f5]
[%mdl 32]} Nc7 (38… Ne7 $142 39. Ng3 Bc8) 39. Qc3 {White is clearly winning.}
Bb7 40. Bd3 Qe8 41. Ng3 Kg8 42. f5 Nb4 (42… Qb8 $142 43. f6 Ne8) 43. Qxc7
Nxd3 44. Rc3 Ba6 45. Qxb6 Nb4 46. Qxa5 Qb8 47. Be7 Na2 48. Rf3 {Black must now
prevent fxe6.} Qb7 49. f6 Kh7 50. Qd2 {Precision: White = 71%, Black = 19%.}
1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.3”]
[White “Svidler, Peter”]
[Black “Erdos, Viktor”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A20”]
[WhiteElo “2756”]
[BlackElo “2619”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “81”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 11,81,0,10,-9,-8,-10,0,-2,4,9,12,4,12,2,25,26,26,28,25,31,34,0,36,29,37,
18,6,13,14,2,10,19,52,22,23,23,83,74,65,59,76,68,98,11,47,11,32,8,13,25,55,0,
161,120,271,194,808,0,746,732,29986,800,775,750,12842,12835,29977,29978,29974,
29976,5502,709]} 1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 h6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. e4 (5. Qb3 a5 6. a3
Bxc3 7. Qxc3 Qe7 8. Nf3 d6 9. b3 O-O 10. Bb2 c5 11. d3 Nc6 12. e3 {1/2-1/2 (68)
Hou,Y (2658)-Inarkiev,E (2732) Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky 2016}) 5… d6 6. Nge2
{A20: English Opening: 1…e5} Nc6 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 7. h3 (7. a3 $5 {
[%cal Ra3b4]} Bxc3 8. bxc3 $11) 7… Bc5 8. a3 $146 {The position is equal.} ({
Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 8. d3 O-O 9. Na4
Nd4 10. Nxc5 dxc5 11. O-O Qd6 12. Nxd4 cxd4 {1-0 (31) Karlsson,L (2408)-Krantz,
C (2226) Norrkoeping 2014}) 8… a6 9. d3 (9. b4 $5 {[%cal Rb4c5]} Ba7 10. Bb2
$11) 9… Nd4 10. b4 Ba7 11. Be3 O-O 12. O-O c6 (12… Bd7 {looks sharper.} 13.
a4 a5 14. b5 c6 15. Nb1 Ne6) 13. Bxd4 exd4 14. Nb1 b5 15. Nd2 Be6 16. Rc1 {
[%cal Ba1c1,Bc1c4,Bc4a4][%mdl 32]} Rc8 17. Nf4 Bd7 18. Nb3 c5 19. bxc5 bxc4 20.
Rxc4 dxc5 (20… Bxc5 $5 21. Nxc5 (21. Nxd4 Bxa3 22. Rxc8 Qxc8 $11) 21… dxc5
$11) 21. e5 Nh7 22. Qc2 {[%cal Rb3c5]} g5 23. Nh5 {[%cal Rb3c5]} Be6 (23… Bb5
$11) 24. Nd2 f5 25. Ra4 a5 26. Nc4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has the initiative.}
Bb6 $1 27. Rb1 (27. Nd6 $16) 27… Bc7 $1 $11 28. Rb7 f4 29. Qe2 {Black must
now prevent Be4.} Bd5 $1 30. Bxd5+ Qxd5 31. Ra7 (31. Qe4 $1 $14 Qxe4 32. dxe4)
31… f3 $2 (31… Rb8 $1 $11 {and Black stays safe.} 32. Qe1 Rb7 33. Rxb7 Qxb7
) 32. Qe1 $18 Qd7 $2 (32… Qe6 $16 33. Qe4 Rf7) 33. e6 $1 {[%cal Re6d7]} ({
Weaker is} 33. Qe4 Kh8 $11) 33… Qxa4 $2 {[#]} (33… Rce8) 34. e7 $2 (34. Nd6
$1 $18 {[%mdl 512]} Bxd6 35. Qe4 Qd1+ 36. Kh2 Bxg3+ 37. Nxg3 Qxd3 38. Qxd3 Rc7
39. Rxc7 Rf5 40. Qxf5 Nf8 41. Qf7+ Kh8 42. Qxf8#) 34… Qd7 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (
34… Rfe8 35. Qe6+ Kh8 36. Ne5 Qd1+ 37. Kh2 Qh1+ 38. Kxh1 Bxe5 39. Qxe5+ Nf6
40. Qxf6+ Kh7 41. Qg7#) (34… Qc6 $11 35. exf8=B (35. exf8=N Re8 $14) (35.
exf8=Q+ Kxf8 36. Qd1 Kg8 $14) 35… Kxf8) 35. Qe4 {Qg6+ would kill now.} Kh8
36. exf8=Q+ (36. Ne5 $142 Qd6 37. exf8=N Rxf8 38. Ng6+ Kg8 39. Ne7+ Kh8 40.
Ng6+ Kg8 41. Nxf8 Nxf8 42. Qxf3) 36… Nxf8 37. Qxf3 Qe6 {[#]} 38. Rxc7 $1 {
[%mdl 512]} Rxc7 39. Qxf8+ Kh7 40. Nf6+ Kg6 41. Ne4 {Precision: White = 49%,
Black = 31%.} (41. Ng4 $142 Rc6 42. Nce5+ Kh7 43. Nxc6 Qxc6 44. Qf7+ Kh8 45.
Ne5 Qd6 46. Ng6+ Qxg6 47. Qxg6) 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.3”]
[White “Li, Chao b”]
[Black “Sevian, Samuel”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A20”]
[WhiteElo “2745”]
[BlackElo “2610”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “189”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 14,189,18,18,29,24,44,10,1,0,38,-39,-54,-73,-41,-31,-31,-47,-48,-49,-26,
-16,-21,-12,7,25,10,-7,21,0,0,-5,0,-56,0,-41,10,10,10,0,10,6,10,11,10,8,15,7,7,
0,144,0,0,0,0,0,2,0,7,0,6,5,15,15,16,9,10,0,0,0,16,0,0,5,12,12,12,12,14,12,16,
17,44,44,44,43,38,29,29,34,38,41,61,20,29,29,26,13,16,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
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. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3.
Bg2 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. O-O Nb6 7. b3 {A20: English Opening: 1…e5}
(7. Nc3 Be7 8. Rb1 a5 9. d3 O-O 10. Be3 Be6 11. a3 Nd5 12. Nxd5 Bxd5 13. Rc1 a4
14. Qc2 Re8 15. Rfe1 f5 16. Bc5 Bf6 17. e4 fxe4 18. dxe4 Bb3 19. Qc3 Qd7 20.
Bf1 Red8 21. Bc4+ Bxc4 22. Qxc4+ {1-0 (82) Karjakin,S (2781)-Vachier Lagrave,M
(2796) Paris 2017}) 7… g6 8. Nc3 {LiveBook: 24 Games} Be7 9. d3 $146 {
White has an edge.} ({Predecessor:} 9. Bb2 O-O 10. d3 Bf6 11. Rc1 Bg7 12. Nd2
h5 13. a3 h4 14. b4 a5 {1/2-1/2 (67) Evans,B (2258)-Milman,L (2488) Berkeley
2008}) 9… O-O 10. Bh6 Re8 11. Rc1 Nd4 12. Qd2 (12. Nxe5 $14 Ba3 13. Nc4 Nxc4
14. dxc4) 12… Nf5 $15 13. Ne4 ({Don’t blunder} 13. Nxe5 $2 Nxh6 14. d4 (14.
Qxh6 $2 Bg5 $19) 14… Nf5 $19) 13… Nxh6 14. Qxh6 Bf8 15. Qg5 Qxg5 16. Nfxg5
{[#] Threatens to win with Nf6+.} Be7 17. Nf3 f5 18. Nc5 Bf8 19. e4 c6 20. Rfe1
Bg7 (20… Bh6 $5 {[%cal Rh6c1]}) 21. Rc2 Nd7 22. Na4 Nb6 23. Nb2 (23. Nc5 $11)
23… Bd7 (23… f4 $15) 24. Rce2 Rad8 (24… f4 $15) 25. exf5 $11 Bxf5 26.
Nxe5 Rxe5 (26… Nd7 {is more complex.} 27. d4 Nb6 28. Be4 Bh3 29. Nbd3 Rxd4
30. Nf4 Rxe5 31. Nxh3 Rd7) 27. Rxe5 Bxe5 28. Rxe5 Bxd3 29. Nxd3 Rxd3 {[%mdl
4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 30. Re8+ Kf7 31. Rb8 Rd1+ 32. Bf1 Rd7 33. h4 Kf6 34. Bh3
Re7 35. Bg2 Rc7 36. Kf1 Nd7 37. Re8 Nc5 38. Ke2 Kf7 39. Re3 (39. Ra8 {with
more complications.} b6 40. Ke3 Kf6 41. Re8 Ne6 42. Bh3) 39… Rd7 40. f4 Rd6
41. Bh3 Rd4 42. f5 a5 (42… g5 $5) 43. fxg6+ hxg6 44. Rc3 Re4+ 45. Kf3 Re5 46.
g4 Rd5 47. Bf1 {[#] Strongly threatening Bc4.} Nd7 48. Ke3 Ne5 49. Be2 Kg7 50.
Rc1 Nd7 51. Bf3 Re5+ 52. Kf4 Re7 53. Rd1 Rf7+ 54. Kg3 Re7 55. Rd6 Nc5 {The
position is equal.} 56. h5 gxh5 57. gxh5 Ne4+ 58. Bxe4 $1 Rxe4 {KR-KR} 59. Rd7+
Kh6 60. Rxb7 a4 61. Kf3 Rh4 62. Ke3 axb3 63. axb3 Rxh5 64. Kd4 Kg6 65. Rc7 Kf6
66. Kc4 ({Don’t take} 66. Rxc6+ $6 Ke7 $16) 66… Ke6 67. Rxc6+ Kd7 68. Rc5 (
68. Ra6 {is interesting.} Kc7 69. Rg6 Rh4+ 70. Kb5 Rh8 71. Rc6+) 68… Rh8 69.
Kb4 Kd6 70. Rc3 Rb8+ 71. Ka5 Ra8+ 72. Kb6 Rb8+ 73. Ka6 $1 Kd5 74. Ka5 Ra8+ 75.
Kb4 Rb8+ 76. Ka3 $1 Ra8+ 77. Kb2 Rb8 78. Rc4 Rh8 79. Kc3 Rg8 80. Kb4 Rb8+ 81.
Ka3 Ra8+ 82. Kb2 Rh8 83. Rc7 Kd6 84. Rc3 (84. Rg7 {is more complex.} Kc6 85.
Rg6+ Kc5 86. Rg4 Rb8 87. Ka3) 84… Rb8 85. Rc4 Kd5 86. Rc2 Kd6 87. Rc1 Kd5 88.
Rc4 Rh8 89. Ka3 Ra8+ 90. Ra4 Rb8 91. Rh4 Ra8+ 92. Kb4 Rb8+ 93. Kc3 Rc8+ 94. Kb2
Rg8 95. Rc4 {Precision: White = 55%, Black = 68%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.3”]
[White “Gelfand, Boris”]
[Black “Wang, Hao”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A29”]
[WhiteElo “2737”]
[BlackElo “2701”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “106”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,106,-16,-10,-14,0,-3,-43,-42,-31,-54,-62,-64,-61,-39,-38,-39,-55,-39,
-41,-32,-34,-40,-27,-22,-54,-52,-61,-53,-44,-52,-66,-74,-79,-86,-71,-61,-64,
-56,-72,-56,-64,-60,-71,-52,-88,-77,-79,-59,-63,0,-70,-69,-93,-89,-85,-71,-148,
-97,-77,-63,-66,-70,-70,-70,-81,-71,-85,-79,-97,-57,-135,-135,-29955,-29954,
-29955,-29961,-29959,-29962,-29963,-29965,-29965,-29964,-29970,-29969,-29970,
-29970,-29969,-29968,-29977,-29978]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5.
cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Bc5 {A29: English Opening: Four Knights Variation with 4 g3}
7. O-O O-O 8. d3 Bb6 9. Nxd5 Qxd5 {[#]} 10. b4 $1 {[%mdl 512] LiveBook: 3 Games
} a5 $146 (10… Nxb4 11. Bb2) ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate
with similar games:} 10… e4 11. Ng5 Qd4 12. Be3 Qxb4 13. Nxe4 Bxe3 14. fxe3 {
1-0 (53) Nakamura,H (2792)-Karjakin,S (2773) Saint Louis 2017}) 11. bxa5 Nxa5 {
[%cal Bc6a5,Ba5b3,Bb3c1][%mdl 32]} 12. Qc2 {[#]} Nb3 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 13. Rb1 (
13. axb3 Rxa1) 13… Nxc1 14. Rfxc1 Rxa2 15. Rb2 Rxb2 16. Qxb2 Re8 17. e3 h6
18. h4 Qd6 19. Nd2 Qxd3 20. Nc4 Qd8 21. Nxb6 cxb6 22. Qb4 g5 23. hxg5 hxg5 24.
Qb5 Kg7 25. Bf3 Bd7 26. Qb1 Qf6 27. Bxb7 Rh8 (27… Rb8 $5 {[%cal Rb8b7]} 28.
Be4 Rh8 $15) 28. Qb2 Bg4 29. Bg2 Rd8 30. Qb4 Be2 31. Re1 Bh5 32. Rc1 Qd6 33.
Qb2 Qf6 34. Qb4 $1 Bg6 35. Qb2 Rd6 36. Qb4 Qd8 37. f4 ({White should try} 37.
Qb5) 37… gxf4 (37… Rd3 $142 38. Re1 gxf4 39. gxf4 Qh4) 38. gxf4 $17 Rd1+
39. Rxd1 Qxd1+ 40. Kh2 exf4 41. exf4 Qh5+ 42. Kg3 Qc5 43. Qb2+ Kg8 44. Qf6 {[#]
} (44. Qe5 $15) 44… b5 $1 {[%cal Bb6b5,Bb5b4][%mdl 32]} 45. Qe5 $2 {[%mdl
8192]} (45. Bf3 $17) 45… Qxe5 {Black mates.} 46. fxe5 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame
KB-KB} b4 47. Bd5 {[#]} Bf5 $1 48. Kf4 Be6 49. Be4 Kg7 50. Ke3 Kh6 51. Kd4 Kg5
52. Bc6 Kf4 53. Be4 b3 {Precision: White = 41%, Black = 83%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.3”]
[White “Matlakov, Maxim”]
[Black “Andreikin, Dmitry”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E10”]
[WhiteElo “2728”]
[BlackElo “2708”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “51”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 14,51,11,8,9,14,38,27,46,33,61,60,78,72,88,83,75,64,67,74,89,97,88,84,
78,79,127,126,667,644,644,631,612,0,160,0,536,0,187,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3.
Nf3 d5 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Nbd2 O-O 6. Bg2 b6 7. O-O Bb7 8. b3 {LiveBook: 20 Games.
E16: Queen’s Indian: 4 g3 Bb7 5 Bg2 Bb4+} Qe7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 8… Nbd7 9.
Bb2 Re8 10. Rc1 Rc8 11. a3 Bf8 12. Ne5 c5 13. Nxd7 Nxd7 14. dxc5 bxc5 15. Nb1
Ba6 16. cxd5 exd5 17. Qxd5 Rxe2 {1/2-1/2 (31) Wei,Y (2700)-Yu,Y (2738) China
2016}) 9. Bb2 Rd8 10. a3 {White is slightly better.} Bd6 11. Nh4 c5 12. cxd5
Nxd5 13. e4 $1 {[%cal Re4d5]} Nf4 14. e5 $1 $36 {[%cal Re5d6][%mdl 2048]
Keeping Black busy.} ({Worse is} 14. gxf4 Qxh4 15. e5 Bxg2 $17) 14… Nxg2 15.
exd6 Qxd6 {aiming for …Nxh4.} 16. Nxg2 cxd4 17. Qg4 Nc6 18. Nc4 Qc5 19. Rac1
Qb5 20. Nf4 Qxb3 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (20… Ne7 $16 21. Nd2 Qd7) 21. Nh5 $18 {
[%csl Gh5][%cal Rg4g7]} g6 {…Ba6 is the strong threat.} 22. Nf6+ Kg7 23. Nh5+
$2 (23. Qf4 $18) 23… Kg8 $16 {[#]} 24. Nf6+ $2 (24. Rfe1 $1 $16) 24… Kg7 $1
$18 {[%cal Rg7f6]} 25. Nh5+ $2 (25. Qf4) 25… Kg8 {[#] Hoping for …Ba6.} 26.
Nf6+ $2 {Precision: White = 87%, Black = 42%.} ({White should try} 26. Rfe1 $1
$18) 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.3”]
[White “Vitiugov, Nikita”]
[Black “Najer, Evgeniy”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “E11”]
[WhiteElo “2728”]
[BlackElo “2694”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “132”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 13,132,0,20,0,0,6,30,29,22,-5,12,17,16,0,0,16,43,0,27,0,17,8,25,0,0,-29,
-12,-4,23,0,35,16,31,24,18,19,26,0,89,98,82,74,86,-64,0,0,40,8,73,0,51,0,62,0,
257,221,208,211,217,126,348,0,211,0,320,83,176,77,104,94,150,156,150,120,387,
343,331,411,366,378,315,182,155,0,0,0,166,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-117,
-102,-247,-160,-152,-142,-130,-112,-29990,-29989,-29991,-29992,-29992,-29993,
-29993,-29994,-29995,-29996]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Nbd2 O-O 5. g3
b6 6. Bg2 Bb7 7. O-O Re8 {LiveBook: 29 Games} 8. b3 {E16: Queen’s Indian: 4 g3
Bb7 5 Bg2 Bb4+} (8. e4 $5) (8. a3 Bf8 9. e4 d6 10. e5 dxe5 11. dxe5 Nfd7 12.
Qc2 Nc6 13. Ne4 h6 14. Rd1 Qc8 15. Bf4 Nc5 16. Nxc5 bxc5 {1-0 (53) Artemiev,V
(2674)-Antipov,M (2573) Moscow 2016}) 8… a5 $146 ({Find the theoretical
novelty and annotate with similar games:} 8… Bf8 9. Bb2 d6 10. Qc2 Nbd7 11.
Rad1 Qb8 12. Rfe1 a5 13. a4 Qa7 14. e4 e5 15. Nh4 g6 {0-1 (27) Xiang,Z (2411)
-Le,H (2167) Ho Chi Minh City 2017}) 9. a3 Bxd2 (9… Bc3 $5 {[%cal Rc3a1]} 10.
Ra2 Bxd2 11. Qxd2 (11. Bxd2 d6 $11) 11… h6 $11) 10. Qxd2 {White has an edge.}
d6 11. a4 Nbd7 12. Bb2 e5 13. d5 Nc5 14. Qc2 Bc8 15. Nd2 Bg4 16. f3 {[%cal
Bf2f3,Bf3f4][%mdl 32]} Bd7 17. e4 h5 18. Rae1 h4 19. f4 hxg3 20. hxg3 Ng4 21.
Nf3 {[%cal Bd2f3,Bf3h4,Bh4f5][%mdl 32]} c6 22. dxc6 Bxc6 23. Nh4 exf4 24. Rxf4
Ne5 25. Rd1 Ra7 (25… Qg5 $11 26. Nf5 Bd7 27. Rxd6 Bxf5 28. Rxf5 Qxg3) 26. Nf5
$16 Rd7 27. Qe2 Qg5 ({Wrong is} 27… Nxb3 $2 28. Qh5 $18) 28. Qe3 (28. Rdf1
$16 {Strongly threatening Bxe5.} Ncd3 29. Rh4) 28… Red8 (28… f6 $15) 29.
Rdf1 $11 Ncd3 30. Bd4 Nc5 (30… f6 $11) 31. Bb2 Ncd3 32. Bd4 Nc5 33. Qe2 (33.
Qc3 $1 $14) 33… Kf8 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} ({But not} 33… Nxb3 $2 34. Bxe5 dxe5
35. Rg4 $18) (33… g6 $11 {and Black is okay.} 34. Bxe5 dxe5) 34. Rh4 $18 {
[%cal Rh4h8]} f6 35. Be3 Qg6 36. Bf4 (36. Bf3 $1 $18) 36… Ne6 $2 (36… Bb7
$16) 37. Be3 Nc5 $1 38. Bf4 (38. Bf3 $142 $1) 38… Ne6 $1 {[#]} 39. Bc1 $2 (
39. c5 $1 $18 {[%mdl 512] is the precise move to win.}) 39… Kf7 (39… Re8
$16) 40. Rd1 (40. Qe3 $18) 40… Nc5 41. Bf4 Nxb3 (41… Kg8 $142) 42. Rb1 $1
$16 {[%cal Rb1b3]} Nc5 43. Rxb6 Rb7 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} ({Don’t go for} 43…
Nxa4 $2 44. Bxe5 $3 {[%mdl 512]} Nxb6 45. Bd4 $18) (43… Bxa4 $16 {was called
for.} 44. Qd2 Kg8) 44. Rxb7+ $1 $18 Bxb7 {[#]} 45. Bxe5 $1 dxe5 46. Rg4 Rd2 47.
Qxd2 (47. Qf3 $142 Qh7 48. Rxg7+ Qxg7 49. Nxg7 Kxg7 50. Qc3) 47… Qxg4 48.
Nd6+ $2 (48. Qxa5 $16 Ne6 49. Qa7) 48… Ke7 $2 (48… Kg6 $11 {and Black
stays safe.} 49. Nxb7 Nxb7) 49. Nf5+ Kf7 50. Nd6+ $2 ({White must play} 50.
Qxa5 $18 Qd1+ 51. Kh2 Qh5+ 52. Nh4) 50… Kg6 $11 51. Nxb7 Nxb7 52. Qd5 Qc8 53.
Kh2 {And now Bh3 would win.} Qc7 54. Bh3 {Threatening mate with Bf5+.} Kh7 55.
Bf5+ g6 56. Bd7 Kg7 57. Qe6 Qc5 {…Qf2+ is the strong threat.} 58. Bc6 (58.
Be8 $11 Qf2+ 59. Kh3) 58… Qf2+ $17 59. Kh3 (59. Kh1 $17) 59… Nc5 $19 60.
Qe7+ Kh6 61. Qf8+ Kg5 {( -> …Qg1)} 62. Qd8 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (62. Qh8 $17 Qf1+
63. Kh2 Qe2+ 64. Kg1) 62… Qf1+ {Black mates.} 63. Kh2 Nd3 64. Qb6 Qe2+ 65.
Kg1 Kg4 66. Bd7+ Kxg3 {Precision: White = 39%, Black = 47%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.3”]
[White “Navara, David”]
[Black “Cheparinov, Ivan”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A33”]
[WhiteElo “2720”]
[BlackElo “2695”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “88”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,88,0,0,-2,0,-9,-16,1,56,45,83,55,62,76,72,70,66,63,54,55,97,91,95,95,
107,127,116,93,118,108,109,93,90,101,103,103,145,142,174,175,159,154,175,177,
193,193,184,181,231,191,192,202,186,189,356,316,310,302,364,363,323,316,907,
446,1062,1030,894,348,29969]} 1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3
e6 6. a3 Bc5 {[%cal Bf8c5,Bc5b6,Bb6c7,Bc7e5][%mdl 32]} 7. Nb3 {A33:
Symmetrical English: 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 e6 5 Nc3 Nc6} Bb6 8. c5 Bc7 9.
g3 O-O 10. Bg2 b6 11. O-O Be5 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 12. Be3 (12. a4 bxc5 13. Nxc5
d5 14. e4 Bd4 15. exd5 exd5 {1/2-1/2 (42) Karjakin,S (2769)-Caruana,F (2808)
Baku 2016}) 12… Rb8 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with
similar games:} 12… Ba6 13. Rc1 Ng4 14. Bd2 Rc8 {1/2-1/2 (29) Kudr,R (2024)
-Flores,L (2034) LSS email 2011}) 13. Rc1 Ng4 14. Bd2 bxc5 ({Better is} 14…
Ba6 $11) 15. Nxc5 $14 Nf6 16. b4 a5 17. b5 Bxc3 18. Bxc3 Rxb5 19. Qa4 $36 {
[%mdl 2048] White has the initiative.} Rb6 20. Rfd1 d5 21. e4 Qe7 22. Bxf6 Qxf6
23. exd5 exd5 24. Rxd5 ({Much less strong is} 24. Bxd5 Ne5 $14) 24… Ne5 25.
Qd4 Ng4 26. h3 $1 {[%cal Rh3g4]} Qxd4 27. Rxd4 Nf6 28. Ra4 $1 Rb5 29. Bf1 Rb2
30. Rxa5 h5 {[#]} 31. a4 $1 {[%cal Ba3a4,Ba4a5,Ba5a6][%mdl 32]} Bf5 32. Rb5 Ra2
33. a5 g6 {[#]} 34. a6 $1 Ne4 35. g4 hxg4 36. hxg4 Nxc5 37. gxf5 {[%cal Bg4f5,
Bf5g6,Bg6f7][%mdl 32]} Nxa6 $2 (37… Ne4 {keeps fighting.} 38. Rc7 Kg7) 38.
fxg6 $18 Kg7 39. Bc4 Ra4 40. gxf7 Nc7 41. Rc5 Ra7 $2 (41… Rxc4 42. R1xc4 Ne6)
42. Bb3 (42. Rc3 $142 Kf6 43. Re3) 42… Na6 (42… Ne8 $142 43. Rg5+ Kf6 44.
fxe8=R Rxe8) 43. Rg5+ Kf6 44. Rg8 $2 (44. Ra5) 44… Raa8 $2 {Precision: White
= 83%, Black = 34%.} (44… Rfxf7 $18 45. Rc6+ Ke7 46. Re6+ Kd7 47. Rxa6 Rxa6
48. Bxf7 Ke7) 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.3”]
[White “Bu, Xiangzhi”]
[Black “Bacrot, Etienne”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A06”]
[WhiteElo “2714”]
[BlackElo “2728”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “90”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,90,0,0,6,12,-12,0,0,0,-7,0,0,15,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,35,0,35,35,88,88,88,88,88,88,120,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,267]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Be7 5. d4 O-O 6. c4
dxc4 7. Qc2 b6 8. Qxc4 Bb7 9. Nc3 Nbd7 10. Rd1 c5 {LiveBook: 6 Games} 11. dxc5
{E03: Open Catalan: 5 Qa4+ Nbd7 6 Qxc4} (11. Ne5 Bxg2 12. Kxg2 Qc7 13. Nxd7
Qxd7 14. dxc5 Qc6+ 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}) 11… Bxc5 12. b4 {[#]}
(12. Bg5 $5 {[%cal Rg5f6]} Qe7 13. Na4 $11) 12… Bxf2+ $146 {[%mdl 512]} ({
Predecessor:} 12… Be7 13. Bb2 Rc8 14. Qb3 Qc7 15. Nb5 Qb8 16. a3 Bd5 17. Qe3
a6 18. Nbd4 Ng4 {1-0 (55) Vasilevich,T (2368)-Sarakauskiene,Z (2188) Beijing
2008}) 13. Kxf2 {aiming for Qd4.} Rc8 14. Qf4 $1 {Nb5 is the strong threat.}
Rxc3 15. Bb2 Rc7 16. Bxf6 (16. Be5 $5 Rc8 17. Bxf6 gxf6 18. Rd4 $11) 16… gxf6
17. Rac1 Rxc1 18. Qxc1 Qc8 19. Qxc8 Bxc8 20. Rc1 Rd8 21. Rc7 a6 22. a4 Nb8 23.
Nd2 Bd7 24. a5 bxa5 25. bxa5 Kf8 26. Ke3 Ke7 27. Kd4 Rg8 (27… Kf8 $5 {
[%cal Rd7c6]} 28. Ke3 Rc8 $11) 28. Rb7 Rc8 29. Nc4 Nc6+ {[#]} (29… Rf8 $14)
30. Bxc6 $1 $16 Rxc6 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame [#] KRB-KRN} 31. Nb6 $1 Rd6+ 32. Kc5
Rd2 33. Nxd7 ({Much weaker is} 33. Rxd7+ $6 Rxd7 34. Nxd7 Kxd7 $11) ({Better is
} 33. e4 $16) 33… Rxd7 $11 {The position is equal.} 34. Kc6 (34. Rb1 {
keeps more tension.} Rd6 35. e4 h5 36. Rb7+ Rd7 37. Rb4) 34… Rxb7 35. Kxb7 {
KP-KP} Kd7 36. Kxa6 Kc6 37. Ka7 {And now Kb8 would win.} Kc7 $1 38. Ka6 {
Threatens to win with Kb5.} Kc6 39. Ka7 {Black must now prevent Kb8.} (39. g4
$5 {[%cal Re2e4]} f5 40. gxf5 exf5 41. h4 $11) 39… Kc7 $1 40. g4 f5 $1 {
[%cal Rf5g4]} 41. gxf5 exf5 42. e3 h5 43. h4 f6 44. a6 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (44.
Ka8 $11 Kc8 45. a6) 44… f4 $1 $18 {[%cal Rf4f3]} 45. exf4 {Strongly
threatening f5.} f5 {[%mdl 32768] Precision: White = 83%, Black = 70%. . An
unexpected result.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.3”]
[White “Jobava, Baadur”]
[Black “Yu, Yangyi”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A01”]
[WhiteElo “2702”]
[BlackElo “2750”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “61”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 12,61,23,19,17,18,18,0,4,0,27,27,27,21,28,28,28,28,25,31,19,23,63,66,95,
31,25,24,35,12,27,31,58,22,31,4,1,0,1,1,0,0,4,5,6,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. b3 d5 2.
Bb2 Nf6 3. e3 g6 4. c4 dxc4 5. Bxc4 Bg7 6. Nf3 {A01: Nimzowitsch-Larsen Opening
} O-O 7. O-O {LiveBook: 12 Games} c5 8. Be2 Nc6 9. Qc1 Qd6 $146 ({Predecessor:
} 9… Qb6 10. Nc3 Qc7 11. Nb5 Qb6 12. Nc3 {0-1 (51) Artemiev,V (2671)-Najer,E
(2663) Sochi 2015}) 10. Na3 b6 11. d4 cxd4 12. Nb5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has
some pressure.} Qd7 13. Nbxd4 Bb7 14. Nxc6 Qxc6 15. Qxc6 Bxc6 16. Rac1 Bd5 17.
Ba3 Ne4 18. Bxe7 ({White should play} 18. Rfd1 $16 Nc3 {[#]} 19. Rxc3 $1 {
[%mdl 512]} Bxf3 20. Bxf3 Bxc3 21. Bxa8 (21. Bxe7 Rac8 $16) 21… Rxa8 22. Bxe7
) 18… Rfe8 $14 19. Bb4 $1 a5 20. Be1 Rac8 21. Rd1 Red8 22. Nd4 (22. Ba6 $5 {
[%cal Ra6c8]} Ra8 23. Bb5 $14) 22… Bb7 23. f3 Nc3 {The position is equal.}
24. Bxc3 $1 Rxc3 25. Nb5 Rxd1 26. Rxd1 Rxe3 27. Bc4 Ba6 28. Kf2 Re7 29. Nd6 Rd7
{[#] aiming for …Bxc4.} 30. Ke2 Be5 31. Bxa6 {Precision: White = 68%, Black
= 75%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.3”]
[White “Duda, Jan-Krzysztof”]
[Black “Ivanchuk, Vassily”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B17”]
[WhiteElo “2698”]
[BlackElo “2727”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “150”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 28,149,11,1,4,15,14,7,4,0,0,7,14,0,4,-8,-10,-23,-25,-22,-7,-7,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,2,0,8,0,0,-10,-13,-11,0,0,16,3,1,0,0,-8,0,-22,0,-20,-21,-16,-19,-41,
-27,-47,-48,-47,-47,-47,-41,-54,-54,-111,-107,-102,-74,-143,-147,-150,-141,
-150,-150,-144,-70,-82,-27,-34,-31,-30,0,-126,-143,-146,-135,-156,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,-44,0,0,0,0,0,0,-14,-8,0,-93,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c6
2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 {[%cal Bb1c3,Bc3e4,Be4g5][%mdl 32]} dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Ng5
Ngf6 6. Bd3 e6 7. N1f3 Bd6 8. Qe2 h6 9. Ne4 Nxe4 10. Qxe4 Qc7 11. O-O b6 12.
Qg4 {B17: Caro-Kann: Modern Line (4…Nd7)} Kf8 13. Re1 (13. b3 Bb7 14. Re1 Nf6
15. Qh3 Nd5 16. c4 Nb4 17. Be4 c5 18. a3 Bxe4 19. Rxe4 Nc6 20. Bb2 cxd4 21.
Nxd4 Nxd4 22. Bxd4 {1/2-1/2 (58) Pavlidis,A (2532)-Wojtaszek,R (2749) Tallinn
2016}) 13… c5 14. Qh4 Bb7 15. Be4 {LiveBook: 8 Games} Be7 {[#]} 16. Qh3 $146
({Predecessor:} 16. Bg5 Bxg5 17. Nxg5 Kg8 18. Nf3 g5 19. Qh3 Bxe4 20. Rxe4 {
1-0 (46) Hamdouchi,H (2590)-Godard,M (2344) Bastia 2009}) 16… Bxe4 17. Rxe4
Rd8 18. c3 Qb7 19. Re2 Kg8 20. Bf4 Nf8 21. Rae1 Ng6 22. Bc1 cxd4 23. Nxd4 Kh7 (
23… Bf6 {keeps more tension.} 24. Nf3 Kh7 25. Qg4 Rd5 26. Qe4 Rhd8) 24. Qf3
Qxf3 25. Nxf3 Rd7 26. g3 Rc8 27. h4 h5 28. Kf1 Kg8 29. Rd2 Rdc7 30. Rd3 Kf8 31.
Bd2 Ke8 32. Bg5 f6 33. Be3 Kf7 (33… e5 $5 {[%cal Re5e4]} 34. Nd2 Rd7 35. Rxd7
Kxd7 $11) 34. Red1 b5 35. Rd7 Nf8 36. Rxc7 Rxc7 37. Ke2 (37. Nd4 $5 {[%cal
Rd4b5]}) 37… Nd7 38. Kd3 a6 39. Ra1 Bc5 40. a4 b4 41. cxb4 $1 Bxb4 42. Rc1
Rxc1 43. Bxc1 $15 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBN-KBN} Bc5 44. Ke2 e5 45. Bd2 Ke6 46.
Be1 (46. b4 $15 Bd6 47. Kd3) 46… Kd5 $17 47. b3 e4 48. Nd2 (48. Ng1 $142)
48… Ne5 49. f3 f5 50. fxe4+ fxe4 51. Nf1 Nd3 (51… Nf3 $1 $17 52. Bc3 Nd4+
53. Kd1 Nf5) 52. Bc3 $15 Nc1+ ({Better is} 52… g6 $17 {Strongly threatening .
..Nc1+.} 53. Kd2 Ke6) 53. Kd1 $11 Nxb3 {aiming for …g6.} 54. Bxg7 e3 {[#]}
55. Bb2 {[#]} (55. g4 $1 $11 {[%mdl 512]}) 55… Ke4 $1 $17 {[%cal Re4f3]} 56.
Ke2 Bd4 57. Ba3 a5 $2 ({Black should play} 57… Bb6 $17 58. Bb2 Bd4) 58. g4 $1
$11 {[%cal Rg4h5]} hxg4 59. Ng3+ Ke5 {White must now prevent …Nc5.} 60. Nf1
Kf4 {And now …Nc5 would win.} (60… Ba7 $5 {[%cal Rb3d4]} 61. Nxe3 g3 $11)
61. Bd6+ Ke4 62. Ng3+ Kd5 63. Bc7 Kc6 64. Bf4 Nc1+ (64… Nc5 $5 {[%cal Rc5a4]}
) 65. Kd1 Nd3 66. Bg5 Kd5 67. h5 (67. Ke2 $11 Nc1+ 68. Kf1) 67… Nf2+ (67…
Be5 $17 68. Nf1 g3 69. Bxe3 g2) 68. Ke2 {The position is equal.} Ne4 69. Nxe4
Kxe4 {KB-KB} 70. h6 $1 g3 71. h7 $1 {Bxe3! is the strong threat.} g2 {[#]} 72.
Bxe3 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Bxe3 73. h8=Q {Qe8+ would kill now.} g1=Q 74. Qh1+ $2 {
[%mdl 8192]} (74. Qh7+ Kf4 75. Qh4+ Kf5 76. Qh3+ Qg4+ 77. Qxg4+ Kxg4 78. Kxe3)
74… Kd4 {( -> …Qf2+)} 75. Qe4+ $1 Kxe4 {Precision: White = 61%, Black =
59%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.3”]
[White “Artemiev, Vladislav”]
[Black “Radjabov, Teimour”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A45”]
[WhiteElo “2692”]
[BlackElo “2742”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “151”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,151,-5,-3,-5,5,3,24,0,0,0,0,0,13,23,16,29,53,42,56,58,54,59,88,-16,
-21,-17,-17,-17,-18,-18,-18,-19,-19,-22,-19,-31,-14,-16,-13,-10,-12,-8,-2,-6,
-2,-9,0,2,3,17,29,29,31,22,36,3,3,3,3,0,29,29,36,36,45,0,0,0,3,0,0,0,3,3,34,3,
48,30,22,0,22,22,37,37,37,37,37,37,38,38,38,38,38,39,41,12,34,34,34,0,35,34,41,
28,20,0,59,58,58,58,62,43,70,49,74,35,188,177,263,35,35,49,210,204,220,26,341,
350,329,314,701,700,622,603,667,637,1325,1128,1220,1158,1139,562,1185,1138]} 1.
d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bf4 e6 4. Nb5 Na6 5. e3 c6 6. Nc3 {D00: 1 d4 d5: Unusual
lines} Qb6 7. a3 Be7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 7… c5 8. Nf3 Bd7 9. Rb1 Bd6 10. Ne5
Nc7 11. Be2 O-O {0-1 (60) Darini,P (2511)-Volokitin,A (2649) Doha 2016}) 8. Bd3
{White has an edge.} c5 9. Rb1 O-O 10. Nf3 Bd7 11. Ne5 c4 12. Be2 Rfd8 13. Bg5
Nc7 14. Bh5 Be8 15. Ng4 $1 Nb5 16. O-O (16. Nxf6+ $16 gxf6 17. Bf4) 16… Nxg4
$11 17. Bxe7 Qc7 {[%csl Gg4][%cal Rc7h2] [#]} 18. Bxg4 Qxe7 19. Nxb5 Bxb5 20.
c3 Bc6 21. Bf3 b5 22. Re1 a5 23. e4 dxe4 (23… Qb7 $5 {[%cal Rd5e4]}) 24. Bxe4
Bxe4 25. Rxe4 b4 26. axb4 axb4 27. h3 Ra2 28. Qf1 bxc3 29. bxc3 Ra4 30. Re5 Qa3
31. Qe1 Ra5 32. Rxa5 Qxa5 $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} 33. Rb4 Rc8 34. Qf1
Qd5 35. Qb1 g6 36. Rb5 Qd6 37. Qa2 Qf4 {And now …Qc1+ would win.} 38. Qa1 Qe4
39. Re5 Ra8 40. Qc1 Qb7 41. Rc5 Qb3 42. Rc7 h5 43. Qf4 Rf8 44. Qc1 Rd8 45. h4
Kg7 46. Qf4 Rf8 $1 47. Qe3 Kg8 48. g3 Rd8 49. Qf3 Rf8 50. Kg2 Kg7 51. Qe3 Kg8
52. Rc5 Rb8 53. Qf3 Kg7 54. Rc7 Rf8 55. Rb7 Qc2 56. Rb4 $40 {[%mdl 128] White
attacks.} Rc8 57. Rb7 (57. Qe3 {is interesting.} Kg8 58. Rb7 Rf8 59. Rd7 Qa4
60. Rd6) 57… Qf5 ({Better is} 57… Rf8 $1 $11) 58. Qxf5 (58. Rd7 {feels
hotter.} Kf8 59. Qb7 Re8 60. Qc6 Kg7 61. Qf3) 58… gxf5 {KR-KR} 59. Kf3 Kf6
60. Kf4 Rc6 61. Rb8 Rc7 62. Rh8 Kg6 $2 {[#]} (62… Ra7 $14) 63. Ke5 $1 $18 Kg7
(63… Rc6 $142 64. Rg8+ Kh7) 64. Ra8 $2 (64. Rxh5 $18 {Threatens to win with
Rg5+.} Ra7 65. Rg5+ Kf8 66. Kf6) 64… Rb7 $14 65. Rc8 Rb1 $2 ({Black should
try} 65… Rb2 $14) 66. Rxc4 $18 Rf1 67. d5 $2 (67. Ra4 $18) 67… Re1+ $2 {
[%mdl 8192]} (67… Rxf2 $11 68. dxe6 fxe6) 68. Kd6 exd5 69. Kxd5 Re2 $2 (69…
Kf6 70. Rc6+ Ke7) 70. Rf4 {White is clearly winning.} Kf6 71. c4 {[%cal Bc3c4,
Bc4c5,Bc5c6][%mdl 32]} Rd2+ 72. Kc6 Ke5 73. c5 Rc2 74. Kb6 Ke6 75. Rf3 (75. c6
$142 Rb2+ 76. Kc7) 75… Ke5 76. c6 {Precision: White = 52%, Black = 36%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.3”]
[White “Onischuk, Alexander”]
[Black “Wojtaszek, Radoslaw”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E10”]
[WhiteElo “2682”]
[BlackElo “2739”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “93”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,93,0,0,1,13,-33,-22,-29,-11,-21,0,0,0,-3,-2,-4,-7,-17,13,13,9,10,12,
9,9,14,11,14,47,47,47,47,47,47,47,47,47,47,49,49,56,56,56,56,56,48,56,56,77,77,
77,31,61,61,61,61,61,61,61,31,31,9,9,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6
3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7 8. Qc2 c6 9. Rd1 b6 {
E11: Bogo-Indian} (9… Ne4 10. Bf4 g5 11. Be3 f5 12. Nc3 Nd6 13. b3 Bf6 14.
Qc1 h6 15. h4 Nf7 16. hxg5 hxg5 17. Na4 Qe7 {1-0 (36) Giri,A (2771)-Carlsen,M
(2832) Leuven 2017}) 10. Ne5 Nxe5 11. dxe5 Nd7 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 12. Bc3 {
[%cal Rc4d5,Bd2c3,Bc3d4,Bd4e3][%mdl 32]} Qc7 13. f4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13.
cxd5 cxd5 14. e4 d4 15. Rxd4 Nxe5 16. Rd1 Ba6 17. Na3 {0-1 (54) Harihara,S
(2134)-Aravindh,C (2306) Lucknow 2013}) 13… Ba6 14. cxd5 cxd5 15. Qd2 Nc5 (
15… Rac8 {with more complications.} 16. Bd4 Nb8 17. Nc3 Nc6 18. Bf2 Rfd8) 16.
Bd4 Ne4 17. Bxe4 dxe4 18. Qe3 Rfd8 19. Nc3 Qc4 20. Qxe4 Rab8 {Threatening …
Bb7.} 21. Be3 Qxe4 22. Nxe4 Bxe2 23. Rxd8+ Rxd8 24. Rc1 Rd1+ (24… Bd3 {
keeps more tension.} 25. Nd2 Bb5 26. Nf3 Rd7 27. Nd4 Ba6) 25. Rxd1 Bxd1 $14 {
[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBB-KBN} 26. Nc3 Bf3 27. Nb5 $1 a6 28. Nc7 Bb7 29. Bxb6 Bd8
30. Kf2 Bxc7 31. Bxc7 {KB-KB} Kf8 32. g4 Bd5 33. a3 Ke7 34. Bd6+ Kd7 35. Bf8 g6
36. Bh6 Bb3 37. Kg3 a5 38. Kh4 a4 39. Kg5 Ke7 40. h4 Bd1 41. h5 gxh5 {The
position is equal.} 42. Kxh5 Be2 43. Kg5 Bd1 44. Bg7 Be2 45. Bf6+ Ke8 46. f5
Bd1 47. fxe6 {Precision: White = 68%, Black = 69%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.3”]
[White “Rapport, Richard”]
[Black “Wei, Yi”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D30”]
[WhiteElo “2675”]
[BlackElo “2748”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “128”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 12,128,17,19,20,8,13,10,13,16,14,7,25,16,23,-28,26,25,29,37,52,43,50,43,
41,48,39,47,45,58,47,22,32,41,35,36,10,34,77,80,109,114,116,109,115,125,153,
132,148,150,151,136,114,139,151,137,160,150,230,226,230,230,230,230,230,230,
230,230,230,230,230,230,230,230,230,230,230,230,1040,1040,1040,1040,1040,1040,
1040,1040,1040,1040,1040,1040,1033,1025,1010,1010,1004,989,953,948,1285,1321,
1321,1321,1104,990,948,837,385,385,8344,7129,29968,29967,29966,29967,29965,
29953,7048,6125,4618]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. d4 d5 4. Bg5 h6 5. Bxf6 Qxf6 6.
e3 c6 {D30: Queen’s Gambit Declined: Systems without Nc3} 7. Bd3 {LiveBook: 4
Games} g6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 7… a6 8. Nbd2 Qd8 9. O-O Be7 10. Qe2 Nd7 11.
e4 dxc4 12. Nxc4 b5 13. Ne3 {1-0 (44) Nikolic,P (2607)-Filipovic,B (2413)
Sarajevo 2017}) 8. O-O Bg7 {The position is equal.} 9. Nbd2 O-O 10. Rc1 Nd7 11.
Re1 Qd8 12. Qb3 a5 13. e4 ({White must play} 13. a3 $1) 13… a4 (13… dxe4
$142 14. Bxe4 (14. Nxe4 e5 $11) 14… e5) 14. Qa3 $11 dxe4 15. Nxe4 e5 16. Nd6
$1 {[%cal Rd4e5]} exd4 17. c5 Nf6 18. Bc4 Nd5 19. Bxd5 cxd5 20. b4 b6 21. Red1
Bg4 22. h3 Bxf3 23. Qxf3 bxc5 24. bxc5 Qg5 25. g3 Be5 26. h4 ({Don’t play} 26.
Qxd5 Rad8 $11) 26… Qf6 27. Qxf6 $1 ({Worse is} 27. Qxd5 Rad8 $15) 27… Bxf6
28. c6 $1 {[%cal Rc6c7] Strongly threatening c7.} Be5 29. Nb5 $36 {[%mdl 2048]
Black is under strong pressure.} Ra5 30. c7 ({Don’t do} 30. Nxd4 $6 Rc8 $14)
30… Rxb5 31. c8=Q Rxc8 32. Rxc8+ $16 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRB} Kg7 33.
Ra8 Rb4 34. Ra5 Bc7 (34… Kf6 $16 {is a better defense.} 35. Rxd5 Rb2) 35.
Rxd5 $18 Rb2 36. R5xd4 Rxa2 {[#]} 37. R4d2 $1 {[%cal Rd2a2]} Ra3 {[#]} 38. Rd3
$1 {[%cal Rd3a3]} Rxd3 39. Rxd3 {KR-KB} h5 40. Ra3 Bd6 41. Rxa4 Bc5 42. Kg2 Bb6
43. Ra2 Bd4 44. Kf3 f5 $2 (44… Kf6 45. Ke4 Bc3 46. Ra6+ Kg7) 45. Rd2 Be5 46.
Rd5 Kf6 47. Ra5 Ke6 48. Ra6+ Kf7 49. Ke3 Bc3 50. f4 Bf6 51. Kd3 Bb2 52. Kc4 Bf6
53. Rc6 Bb2 54. Kd5 Kg7 55. Ke6 Bd4 56. Rc7+ Kg8 57. Rd7 Bc3 58. Rd3 Bb2 59. g4
hxg4 $2 (59… fxg4 60. f5 gxf5 61. Kxf5 Kg7) 60. h5 Kg7 61. Rd7+ Kh6 62. hxg6
Kxg6 63. Rf7 Bc1 64. Rxf5 Kh6 {Precision: White = 86%, Black = 49%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.3”]
[White “Adhiban, B.”]
[Black “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B96”]
[WhiteElo “2670”]
[BlackElo “2741”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “79”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 22,79,52,0,0,8,12,2,-6,0,0,-11,68,71,117,124,121,113,256,256,263,243,
381,352,339,347,338,321,961,131,136,122,221,-8,-8,-8,-8,-301,-289,-289,8,8,8,8,
8,10,11,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6
5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Nbd7 8. Qe2 Qc7 9. O-O-O b5 10. a3 {B96: Sicilian
Najdorf: 6 Bg5 e6 7 f4, lines other than 7…Qb6 and 7…Be7} Bb7 11. g4 Be7 (
11… Rc8 12. Bxf6 gxf6 13. h4 Qb6 14. Rh3 h5 15. f5 e5 16. Nb3 hxg4 17. Qxg4
b4 18. axb4 Qxb4 {1-0 (54) Kramnik,V (2808)-Gelfand,B (2743) Moscow 2016}) 12.
Bh4 {LiveBook: 34 Games. White is slightly better.} b4 $146 ({Find the
theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 12… h6 13. Kb1 Rc8 14.
Rg1 g5 15. fxg5 Nh7 {1-0 (29) Eliseev,U (2548)-Sjugirov,S (2646)
Khanty-Mansiysk 2015}) 13. axb4 a5 $1 {[%cal Ra5b4]} 14. Bxf6 Nxf6 15. b5 {
[%cal Bb4b5,Bb5b6][%mdl 32]} a4 {Threatens to win with …0-0.} 16. g5 Nxe4 (
16… Nd7 $11) 17. Nxe4 $14 {And now b6 would win.} d5 18. b6 $1 {[%cal Rb6c7]}
Qxf4+ 19. Qd2 Qxe4 (19… Qxd2+ $16 {might work better.} 20. Nxd2 O-O) 20. Bb5+
$18 Kf8 {White must now prevent …a3.} 21. Rde1 Qh4 {[#]} (21… Qg6 $142) 22.
Nxe6+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kg8 (22… fxe6 23. Rhf1+ Bf6 24. gxf6 $18) 23. Rhf1 a3 (
{Not} 23… fxe6 $2 24. Bd7 $18) 24. Kb1 $1 axb2 $2 {[#]} (24… fxe6 25. Bd7
$14) (24… Qb4 25. Qxb4 Bxb4) 25. Qd4 $2 (25. Nd8 $1 $18 {[%mdl 512] is the
precise move to win.} Bf8 (25… Rxd8 26. Rxe7) 26. Be8) 25… Qxd4 $16 26.
Nxd4 Bc5 {[#]} (26… Bxg5 $16 27. Bc6 Bd2) 27. Re8+ $2 (27. Nb3 $1 $18 {
[%cal Rb3c5]} Ba3 28. Be8 (28. Re8+ Rxe8 29. Bxe8 Kf8 $16)) 27… Rxe8 $11 28.
Bxe8 Bxd4 29. Rxf7 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (29. Bxf7+ $11 Kf8 30. Bxd5+ Ke7 31.
Bxb7) 29… Bc6 $1 $19 {[%mdl 512]} 30. b7 (30. Bxc6 Kxf7) 30… Bxb7 $2 (30…
Ba7 $19 {aiming for …Bb8.} 31. Rf3 Bxe8) 31. Rxb7 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame
Strongly threatening Bf7+. KRB-KRB. The position is equal.} g6 32. Bf7+ Kf8 33.
Bxd5 h6 34. Rb8+ (34. Rf7+ {feels hotter.} Ke8 35. Rf4 Bg7 36. Ra4 hxg5 37.
Ra8+) 34… Ke7 35. Rxh8 Bxh8 36. gxh6 Bc3 37. h4 Kf6 38. Be4 Kf7 39. Bd5+ Kf6
40. Be4 {Precision: White = 58%, Black = 51%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.3”]
[White “Kravtsiv, Martyn”]
[Black “Ding, Liren”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “E54”]
[WhiteElo “2670”]
[BlackElo “2771”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “220”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 27,219,0,8,-16,-20,-25,-32,-44,-53,-56,-55,-49,-50,-61,-62,-62,-65,-64,
-61,-60,-51,-46,-47,-55,-40,-47,-46,-83,-77,-82,-72,-135,-138,-175,-175,-175,
-175,-169,-169,-162,-154,-147,-140,-215,-208,-193,-193,-193,-175,-365,-318,
-408,-401,-387,-393,-334,-341,-288,0,-117,0,-87,0,-123,0,-360,-353,-352,-289,
-422,-416,-420,-416,-350,-366,-314,-91,-101,-89,-62,-37,-37,-8,-8,0,0,0,-8,-8,
-8,-8,-8,0,-117,-117,-117,-117,-117,-117,-117,-117,-117,-117,-117,-117,-117,
-117,-117,-117,-117,-117,-651,-117,-117,-8,-8,-8,-255,-8,-8,0,0,0,-8,-8,-8,-8,
-255,-74,-74,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-51,-84,-59,-84,-74,-74,-83,-83,0,-84,-8,-8,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,-262,-262,-1617,-1581,-231,-231,-1342,-1214,-29952,-29953,-29958,
-29961,-29961,-29962,-29964,-29966,-29966,-29967,-29969,-29969,-29969,-29970,
-29967,-29969,-29968,-29970,-29970,-29971,-29972,-29974,-29982,-29983,-29983,
-29983,-29984,-29984,-29985,-29986,-29999]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. d4 Bb4 4. e3
O-O 5. Bd3 d5 6. Nf3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 c5 8. O-O cxd4 9. exd4 b6 10. Qe2 Bb7 11. Rd1
Bxc3 12. bxc3 Qc7 13. Ne5 Nbd7 14. Nxd7 {E54: Nimzo-Indian: Rubinstein: Main
Line: 7…dxc4 8 Bxc4} Qxd7 {LiveBook: 6 Games} 15. Bd2 (15. Bb5 {is
interesting.} Qc7 16. Bb2 Rfd8 17. Rac1 Qf4 18. f3) 15… Ne4 16. f3 {The
position is equal.} Nxd2 17. Qxd2 Rac8 18. Bb3 Bd5 19. Qd3 $146 ({Predecessor:
} 19. Rdc1 Bc4 20. Rab1 Rc7 21. Qe3 Rfc8 {0-1 (35) Yang,Y (1803)-Tan,Z (2488)
China 2014}) 19… Qc6 20. Rac1 Bc4 21. Bxc4 Qxc4 22. Rc2 Rfd8 23. Kf2 h5 (
23… a6 {looks sharper.} 24. Qxc4 Rxc4 25. Ke3 b5 26. g3 h5) 24. Qxc4 Rxc4 $15
{[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} 25. Ke2 b5 26. f4 f6 27. Kd3 e5 28. fxe5 fxe5 29.
Rb1 (29. Rb2 $142) 29… a6 $17 {[%cal Re5d4]} 30. Rbb2 exd4 31. cxd4 Rdxd4+
32. Ke3 Re4+ 33. Kf3 Rf4+ 34. Ke3 Kh7 35. g3 (35. Rd2 $17) 35… Rfe4+ $19 36.
Kf3 Rxc2 $1 37. Rxc2 {KR-KR} Ra4 38. h4 $2 (38. Rf2 {keeps fighting.}) 38…
Kg6 39. Rc6+ Kf7 40. Rc7+ Kf6 41. Rc6+ Ke5 42. Rc5+ Kf6 (42… Kd4 $19 43. Rc2
Kd5) 43. Rc6+ $17 Kf7 44. Rc7+ $1 Kg6 45. Rc6+ Kh7 $2 (45… Kf5 $17 46. Rc5+
Kg6 47. Rc6+) 46. Rc2 $19 g6 47. Ke3 Kg7 48. Rc7+ (48. Rf2 {was worth a try.})
48… Kf6 49. Rc6+ Kf5 50. Rc5+ Ke6 51. Rc6+ Ke5 $2 (51… Kd5 $19 {is more
deadly.} 52. Rxg6 Rxa2) 52. Rxg6 $17 Ra3+ 53. Kd2 Rxa2+ 54. Kc3 Ke4 {Black
wants to play …a5.} (54… Kf5 $5 {[%cal Rf5g6]} 55. Rg5+ Kf6 $15) 55. Rg5
Kf3 56. Rxh5 Kxg3 57. Rh8 (57. Kb3 $5 {[%cal Rb3a2]} Ra4 58. Rh6 $17) 57… Ra4
58. h5 Kg4 {Threatening …a5.} 59. Kb3 Kg5 60. Kb2 (60. Rd8 $11) 60… Rh4 61.
Ra8 Rb4+ $1 62. Kc3 Rc4+ 63. Kb3 Rc6 ({But not} 63… Kxh5 $6 64. Rxa6 Kg5 65.
Rb6 $11) 64. Rh8 Rh6 65. Rd8 Kxh5 66. Rd5+ Kg4 67. Kb4 Kf4 68. Rd1 Ke3 69. Kc5
$2 {[%mdl 8192]} (69. Ra1 $17) 69… Ke2 $2 (69… Rh4 $19 {and Black stays
clearly on top.} 70. Rd5 Rc4+ 71. Kb6 Rd4) 70. Rd4 Rh1 (70… Rf6 $17 71. Kb4
Rf1) 71. Rd6 $1 $11 Ra1 72. Rh6 $2 (72. Kb4 $11 {and White is okay.}) 72… Kd3
$2 ({Black should try} 72… Ra4 $19 73. Rh3 Kd1 74. Rh1+ Ke2) 73. Kb4 Rb1+ 74.
Ka5 Ra1+ (74… Kc4 $5 75. Rh4+ $8 Kd3 76. Rh3+ Kd4 $11) 75. Kb4 Kd4 {Hoping
for …Ra4+.} 76. Rh4+ Ke5 {( -> …Ra4+)} 77. Rh5+ $2 (77. Rh6 $1 $11) 77…
Kf6 $2 (77… Kd6 $19 78. Rh6+ Kd7 79. Rh7+ Ke6 80. Rh6+ Kf7) 78. Rh6+ $17 Kg5
(78… Kf7 $17 79. Rh7+ Ke6 80. Rh6+ Kd5 81. Rh5+ Kd6 82. Rh6+ Ke7 83. Rh7+ Ke6
84. Rh6+ Kf7) 79. Rd6 Ra4+ 80. Kb3 Kf5 {Threatens to win with …Ke5.} 81. Rh6
Ke5 82. Rg6 Kd5 83. Rf6 Kc5 84. Rh6 Ra1 85. Kb2 Ra4 (85… Ra5 {with more
complications.} 86. Rh5+ Kc6 87. Rh6+ Kd5 88. Rh5+ Ke4) 86. Kb3 $1 Rb4+ (86…
Ra5 $1 $17 87. Rh5+ Kd6 88. Rh6+ Ke7 89. Rh7+ Kd6 90. Rh6+ Kc7 91. Rh7+ Kd6 92.
Rh6+) 87. Ka3 $11 {Strongly threatening Rh5+.} a5 88. Rh5+ $1 Kd6 {White must
now prevent …Kc6.} 89. Rh6+ Ke5 {aiming for …Rf4.} 90. Rh5+ $1 Kf6 {
And now …Ke6 would win.} 91. Rh6+ $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (91. Rd5 $11 {and
White stays safe.}) 91… Kg5 $1 $19 {[%cal Rg5h6]} 92. Ra6 $2 (92. Rd6) 92…
Ra4+ 93. Kb3 Kf5 94. Rh6 $2 (94. Rc6 Re4 95. Rc5+ Re5 96. Rc8) 94… Rg4 95.
Rb6 a4+ {Black mates.} 96. Ka2 {[#]} Rb4 $1 97. Rh6 Rb3 98. Rh4 Ke5 99. Rg4 Kd5
100. Rh4 Kc5 101. Rh5+ Kb4 102. Rh4+ Ka5 103. Rh5 Rf3 104. Rg5 a3 {[%cal Ba4a3,
Ba3a2,Ba2a1][%mdl 32]} 105. Rg4 b4 106. Rh4 Rf2+ 107. Kb3 Rb2+ 108. Kc4 a2 109.
Rh8 Rc2+ 110. Kb3 a1=N# {Precision: White = 43%, Black = 62%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.3”]
[White “Motylev, Alexander”]
[Black “Giri, Anish”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B90”]
[WhiteElo “2668”]
[BlackElo “2777”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “69”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 14,69,38,33,25,22,35,46,45,9,6,15,16,16,16,17,0,0,0,0,34,-21,0,-12,0,
-14,0,-5,0,0,0,0,15,0,16,0,0,0,0,-22,-16,-67,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]}
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bd3 g6 7. Be3 Bg7 8. f3
Nc6 {B72: Sicilian Dragon: 6 Be3, lines with h3+Bc4 and sidelines} 9. Qd2 Ne5
10. Be2 b5 {White is slightly better.} (10… Bd7 11. O-O-O Rc8 12. Kb1 h5 13.
Rhe1 O-O {1-0 (35) Shchekachev,A (2555)-Vassallo Barroche,M (2438) Evry 2002})
11. a4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. O-O-O O-O 12. Bh6 Nc4 13. Bxc4 bxc4 14. Bxg7
Kxg7 15. h4 h5 16. Rdf1 Bd7 17. Qg5 Qb6 18. Nf5+ Bxf5 19. exf5 Rab8 20. Nd1 c3
21. b3 {0-1 (41) Adas,A (900)-Wieland,H (1684) Griesheim 2006}) 11… Nc4 12.
Bxc4 bxc4 13. O-O O-O 14. b4 cxb3 15. cxb3 Bb7 16. b4 Rc8 17. Rfd1 (17. a5 $14)
17… Nd7 {[%cal Bf6d7,Bd7e5,Be5c4][%mdl 32]} 18. Bf2 Ne5 19. Rac1 Qd7 20. b5
Nc4 21. Qe2 Bh6 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is under pressure.} 22. Ra1 e6 23. Nb3 {
Hoping for Nc5!} Qe7 24. Nd4 {[%cal Bb3d4,Bd4c2,Bc2b4][%mdl 32]} (24. Nc5 $5)
24… Rfe8 25. Rab1 Qg5 {next …Ne3 is good for Black.} 26. bxa6 Bxa6 {
[#] White must now prevent …Ne3.} 27. Ncb5 (27. Ndb5 $11) 27… Red8 (27…
Ne3 $15 28. Bxe3 Qxe3+ 29. Kh1 Qxe2 30. Nxe2 Bf8) 28. h4 $11 {The position is
equal.} Qe7 29. Nc2 Rd7 30. Nb4 Bb7 31. Na7 Rcc7 32. Nb5 Rc8 33. Na7 Rcc7 34.
Nb5 Rc8 35. Na7 {Precision: White = 67%, Black = 54%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.3”]
[White “Cori, Jorge”]
[Black “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D79”]
[WhiteElo “2648”]
[BlackElo “2788”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “66”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,66,2,0,0,0,3,2,11,0,13,16,29,25,42,0,0,0,0,-20,0,-12,-17,-23,-21,-34,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,8,8,9,-3,0,-3,-3,-3,-3,-3,-3,-3,-6,-18,-6]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6
3. g3 c6 4. Bg2 d5 5. cxd5 cxd5 6. Nf3 Bg7 7. O-O O-O 8. Nc3 Ne4 9. Nxe4 dxe4
10. Ne5 Qd5 11. b3 {LiveBook: 21 Games} Rd8 {D79: Fianchetto Grünfeld:
Symmetrical Variation (6 0-0 c6 7 cxd5 cxd5)} (11… Nc6 12. Bb2 Bf5 13. Nxc6
bxc6 14. Qc2 Bxd4 15. Bxd4 Qxd4 16. e3 Qe5 17. Qxc6 Rfd8 18. Rad1 Rac8 19. Qa6
Qc5 20. Rxd8+ Rxd8 21. Qa4 Rd2 22. Bxe4 Bxe4 23. Qxe4 Rxa2 24. Rd1 Qf5 25. Qxf5
{1/2-1/2 (25) Kanep,M (2509)-Esipenko,A (2471) Helsinki 2016}) 12. Bb2 f6 13.
Nc4 f5 {[%cal Rg7d4]} 14. e3 Nc6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14… b5 15. Ne5 Nd7 16.
f3 Nf6 17. Rc1 exf3 18. Bxf3 Ne4 19. Nd3 {1/2-1/2 (58) Shipman,W (2355)
-Enright,P California 1995}) 15. f3 exf3 16. Bxf3 Qf7 17. Qe2 Be6 18. Rad1 Bd5
19. Ne5 Qe6 {[%cal Rc6e5]} (19… Nxe5 {seems wilder.} 20. dxe5 Bxf3 21. Qxf3
e6 22. e4 Qc7) 20. Nxc6 Qxc6 21. Bxd5+ Qxd5 22. Qg2 Qxg2+ (22… Qa5 {feels
hotter.} 23. Ba1 Qb6 24. g4 e6 25. Rc1 Bh6) 23. Kxg2 {The position is equal.}
Rac8 24. Rc1 Kf7 25. Kf3 Bf6 26. g4 Ke6 (26… Rxc1 {keeps more tension.} 27.
Rxc1 fxg4+ 28. Kxg4 Rd5 29. Rc2 Rg5+) 27. gxf5+ gxf5 28. Rxc8 Rxc8 29. Rc1 Rxc1
30. Bxc1 $11 {KB-KB} Kd5 31. Bd2 Bh4 32. Bc3 e6 33. Bd2 a6 {Precision: White =
54%, Black = 63%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.3”]
[White “Lenic, Luka”]
[Black “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D27”]
[WhiteElo “2646”]
[BlackElo “2799”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “59”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 22,59,22,21,22,12,27,8,14,10,7,5,4,4,4,0,0,0,0,0,0,-3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,-17,0,0,0,-8,0,0]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Bxc4 c5 6.
O-O a6 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. Be2 Ke7 10. b3 b6 11. Ne5 Bb7 12. Nd2 b5 {
D27: Queen’s Gambit Accepted: Classical main line: 7 e4!? and 7 a4} (12… Rd8
13. Nd3 Bd6 14. Nc4 Bc7 15. Ba3+ Ke8 16. Rfd1 b5 17. Nce5 Nbd7 18. Nxd7 Nxd7
19. Bb2 f6 20. Rac1 {0-1 (53) Flores,D (2566)-Socko,B (2646) Warsaw 2007}) 13.
a4 Nbd7 14. Nxd7 (14. Nd3 $5 {[%cal Rd3c5]}) 14… Nxd7 {The position is equal.
} 15. Bb2 b4 16. Rac1 $146 Rhc8 17. Rfd1 f6 18. Nc4 a5 19. Bf3 Bxf3 20. gxf3
Nb6 21. Kf1 Nxc4 22. Rxc4 {[#] Strongly threatening Rdc1.} Bb6 {White should
prevent …Rxc4.} 23. Rdc1 Rxc4 24. Rxc4 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} Rd8
25. Ke2 Rd5 26. Rc6 Rd6 27. Rc8 Rd8 28. Rc6 Rd6 29. Rc8 Rd8 30. Rc6 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.3”]
[White “Sethuraman, S P.”]
[Black “Harikrishna, P.”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C18”]
[WhiteElo “2617”]
[BlackElo “2741”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “115”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 23,115,8,35,-17,-12,-10,58,43,29,34,46,31,32,22,20,0,83,13,109,103,108,
119,102,108,192,192,192,192,197,193,192,184,192,194,195,171,197,190,179,132,
148,154,170,156,243,273,216,84,113,94,194,204,205,194,189,177,208,100,77,62,
149,125,116,0,0,0,0,-54,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]}
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Qa5 7. Bd2 Qa4 8. Qb1
c4 9. Nh3 Nc6 {C18: French: 3 Nc3 Bb4: Main line: 7 h4 and 7 Qg4} 10. Nf4 Bd7 (
10… Nge7 11. Nh5 Rg8 12. g3 Bd7 13. Bh3 O-O-O 14. O-O Kb8 15. Re1 Rc8 16. Re3
Rc7 {1-0 (71) Wang,H (2717)-Ivanchuk,V (2710) Huaian 2016}) 11. Be2 {[%cal
Bf1e2,Be2h5,Bh5f7,Bf7e6][%mdl 32]} O-O-O 12. O-O f6 {LiveBook: 5 Games} 13. Re1
{[#]} (13. Bg4 $14) 13… fxe5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13… Rf8 14. Bg4 f5 15.
Bd1 g5 16. Nh5 h6 17. f4 g4 18. h3 {1/2-1/2 (18) Baklan,V (2613)-Werle,J (2578)
Groningen 2010}) 14. dxe5 Nxe5 (14… Nh6 $11) 15. Bh5 Nc6 $1 {White must now
prevent …e5.} 16. Bf7 Nf6 17. Nxe6 Bxe6 18. Bxe6+ Kb8 19. f3 Qa5 (19… b6
$11) 20. Qb2 $40 {[%mdl 128] White mounts an attack.} (20. a4 $1 $16) 20… Qc7
(20… Rhe8 $1 $11) 21. Rab1 $16 b6 22. Be3 {[%cal Bd2e3,Be3f2,Bf2g3,Bg3f4]
[%mdl 32]} Rhe8 23. Bf2 Nh5 (23… Qb7 $16) 24. Qb5 $18 Nf4 25. Bg3 {aiming
for Bxf4.} g5 26. Bxf4 $1 gxf4 27. Bxd5 Rxe1+ 28. Rxe1 Na5 29. Be4 h6 30. Qf5
Nb7 31. h4 Qc5+ 32. Kh2 Qxf5 33. Bxf5 $16 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} Nc5 (
33… Nd6 $16) 34. Re7 $18 Na4 35. Re4 (35. Rh7 $18) 35… b5 $16 36. Rxf4 Rf8
{[#]} (36… Nxc3 $16 {keeps fighting.} 37. Rg4 Rf8) 37. g4 $1 $18 Nxc3 38. Rd4
a5 39. Rd6 Kb7 40. Kg3 (40. Rxh6 $18 {has better winning chances.} a4 41. Be6)
40… a4 $16 {Hoping for …b4!} 41. Be6 ({Much worse is} 41. Rxh6 b4 $11) (41.
Be4+ $5 Nxe4+ 42. fxe4 $16) 41… Kc7 (41… Re8 $1 $14) 42. Rd7+ Kc6 {[#]
Strongly threatening …Rf6.} 43. Ra7 (43. Rh7 $1 $16) 43… Ne2+ $11 44. Kf2
Nd4 $1 {[%csl LRc2,LRe6,LRf3]} 45. Bf5 (45. Bf7 $11) 45… Nxf5 (45… Kb6 $1
$15 46. Rd7 Nxf5 47. gxf5 b4 48. axb4 Rxf5) 46. gxf5 {The position is equal.}
Rxf5 $15 {KR-KR} 47. Ra6+ Kd5 {…Kd4 is the strong threat.} 48. c3 ({But not}
48. Rxh6 Kd4 $17) 48… h5 49. Rg6 Re5 50. f4 Re4 51. Rg5+ Kd6 52. Rxh5 {
Threatens to win with Rf5.} (52. Kf3 $5 {[%cal Rf3e4]} Re1 53. Rxh5 $11) 52…
Rxf4+ 53. Ke3 Rg4 54. Rxb5 Rxh4 55. Ra5 Rh3+ 56. Kd4 Rh4+ 57. Ke3 Rh3+ 58. Ke4
{Precision: White = 61%, Black = 50%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.4”]
[White “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Black “Lenic, Luka”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B30”]
[WhiteElo “2799”]
[BlackElo “2646”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “132”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 13,132,22,37,29,32,29,34,25,25,23,23,25,27,28,34,-7,33,24,19,13,26,27,
42,29,70,29,27,14,24,0,30,-10,18,19,27,0,22,11,11,11,42,8,86,87,75,0,0,0,0,3,
62,0,3,-56,-56,-60,-54,-47,0,-66,-60,-60,50,15,17,13,172,180,554,560,288,283,
265,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-206,-185,-185,0,0,0,-44,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,8,8,8,8,8]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6 4. O-O Nge7 5.
d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Qb6 7. Nxc6 {B30: Sicilian: 2…Nc6 3 Bb5, lines without …g6}
dxc6 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 8. Bc4 Ng6 9. a4 {White is slightly better.} Be7 $146
({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 9… a5 10.
Kh1 Be7 11. f4 O-O 12. Nc3 Qb4 13. Qe2 e5 14. f5 Nf4 15. Bxf4 exf4 {1-0 (52)
Frolyanov,D (2537)-Filipenko,A (2286) Samara 2017}) 10. Bb3 O-O 11. Be3 Qc7 12.
f4 b6 13. Qe2 Bf6 14. c3 Bb7 {[#]} 15. a5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} c5 (15… bxa5 16.
Nd2) 16. Nd2 Rad8 17. g3 Rfe8 18. h4 h6 19. Bc4 Bc6 20. Bb5 Ne7 21. Rfd1 Nc8
22. Bd3 Rd7 23. axb6 axb6 24. Bc2 Red8 25. e5 Be7 26. Ne4 Bf8 27. Bf2 Bb7 (
27… Rxd1+ $11 {remains equal.} 28. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 29. Qxd1 Qa7) 28. Rxd7 $16 Rxd7
29. Rd1 (29. g4 $16) 29… Rxd1+ $11 30. Qxd1 c4 31. g4 Qc6 (31… Bd5 $11) 32.
h5 (32. g5 $1 $14 Qd5 33. Qxd5 exd5 34. Ng3) 32… Ne7 33. Kh2 (33. Qd2 $11)
33… Nd5 $15 34. Qf3 Qb5 $1 {[%cal Rb5b2]} 35. Nd6 $1 {[%cal Rd6b5]} Qxb2 (
35… Bxd6 $5 36. exd6 Qd7 $15) 36. Be4 (36. Qe4 $11 Nf6 37. Qe2 (37. Qxb7 $2
Bxd6 38. exd6 Qxc2 $19) 37… Qxc3 38. Nxb7 Nxg4+ 39. Kg2) 36… Bxd6 $1 37.
exd6 Qb5 (37… Qa3 $15 38. g5 Qxd6) 38. f5 Qd7 39. Bg3 b5 $2 (39… Qd8 $11)
40. fxe6 $18 Qxe6 $2 {[#]} (40… fxe6 {is more resistant.} 41. Be5 Bc6) 41.
Bf5 $1 {[%cal Rf5e6]} Qe8 42. d7 {[%cal Rd7e8]} Qd8 {intending …Bc6.} 43. Qe4
$2 ({Better is} 43. Kh3 $18 Kh8 44. Bh4) 43… Bc6 $11 44. Bd6 Bxd7 45. Qxd5
Bxf5 46. gxf5 Qh4+ 47. Kg2 Qxh5 48. Qa8+ (48. Qf3 $5 {[%cal Rf3h5]} Qg5+ 49.
Kh3 $11) 48… Kh7 49. Qe4 f6 50. Bc5 Qd1 51. Qf3 Qd2+ 52. Kh3 Qc2 53. Kg4 Qh2
{[%csl Gh2][%cal Rh6h5]} 54. Qf2 $2 (54. Qe3 $11 {and White is okay.}) 54…
h5+ $19 55. Kf3 Qe5 $2 (55… Qh3+ $19 56. Kf4 Qxc3) 56. Kg2 $11 Qxc3 {
Strongly threatening …Qd3.} 57. Qe2 Qe5 (57… Kh6 $5 {[%cal Rc3e5]} 58. Be3+
g5 $17) 58. Qxh5+ {The position is equal.} Kg8 {[#]} 59. Bd4 $1 {[%mdl 512]}
Qe4+ (59… Qxd4 $5 60. Qe8+ $8 Kh7 61. Qh5+ Kg8 62. Qe8+ Kh7 63. Qh5+ Kg8 $11)
60. Kg3 Qe1+ (60… Qxd4 $5 61. Qe8+ $8 Kh7 62. Qh5+ Kg8 63. Qe8+ Kh7 64. Qh5+
Kg8 $11) 61. Kg2 Qe4+ (61… Kf8 $5 {[%cal Re1e4]} 62. Bf2 Qe5 $11) 62. Kg3 c3
(62… b4 $5 {[%cal Rc4c3]}) 63. Bxc3 b4 64. Bb2 Qd3+ 65. Qf3 Qxf3+ 66. Kxf3 {
Black must now prevent Kg4.} Kf7 {Precision: White = 51%, Black = 50%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.4”]
[White “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Black “Cori, Jorge”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B48”]
[WhiteElo “2788”]
[BlackElo “2648”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “63”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,63,69,67,75,60,72,71,69,66,95,72,90,102,103,87,112,83,127,129,135,
118,247,241,230,223,239,185,177,227,356,360,412,411,566,522,555,554,568,566,
561,561,554,535,1153,1139,1025,870]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e6
5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3 a6 7. a3 Nf6 8. f4 {[%cal Bf2f4,Bf4f5][%mdl 32]} d6 9. Qf3
Nxd4 {B82: Sicilian Scheveningen: 6 f4} 10. Bxd4 {LiveBook: 3 Games} b5 (10…
Bd7 11. O-O-O Bc6 12. Bxf6 gxf6 13. f5 h5 14. Bc4 Bd7 15. fxe6 fxe6 16. Qxf6 {
1-0 (25) Anton Guijarro,D (2660)-Bosiocic,M (2603) Minsk 2017}) 11. Bd3 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 11. O-O-O Bb7 12. Bd3 Rc8 13. Rhe1 Qa5 14. Qe3 Nd7 15. Nd5 Qd8
16. Qg3 h5 17. c3 {1-0 (25) Tal,M-Gufeld,E Tbilisi 1969}) 11… Bb7 {White is
slightly better.} 12. Bxf6 gxf6 13. f5 Be7 14. O-O Qc5+ 15. Kh1 h5 16. fxe6
fxe6 17. a4 b4 18. Ne2 {[%cal Bc3e2,Be2f4,Bf4d3][%mdl 32]} Kf7 19. Nf4 a5 (
19… Qe5 $16) 20. Qh3 $18 Qe5 21. Bc4 {[%cal Rc4e6]} Bc8 22. Rae1 Bd7 23. Nd3
Qd4 (23… Qg5 $142 24. Rf4 (24. e5 Qg4 $16) 24… Rac8) 24. Bb3 Rag8 25. Rf4 {
[#] Hoping for e5.} Qa7 26. e5 {exf6 is the strong threat.White is clearly
winning.} d5 27. Bxd5 exd5 28. e6+ Ke8 29. exd7+ Qxd7 30. Qf3 Rg5 31. Rxf6 Qg4
32. Rf7 {Precision: White = 89%, Black = 47%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.4”]
[White “Giri, Anish”]
[Black “Motylev, Alexander”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C42”]
[WhiteElo “2777”]
[BlackElo “2668”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “80”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 11,80,24,35,12,25,28,29,6,12,10,13,11,57,25,15,10,5,-22,-22,-35,-35,-27,
-22,-25,-32,-68,-68,-48,-56,-78,-64,-83,-85,-72,-67,-81,-95,-92,-73,-70,-22,
-22,0,-66,-61,-68,-63,-92,-105,-193,-110,-117,-114,-176,-200,-276,-279,-250,
-43,-44,-39,-37,-43,-58,-51,-43,-14,-83,-73,-133,-50]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3.
Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. d4 Be7 7. Bg5 {C42: Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5
and unusual White 3rd moves} (7. Bd3 O-O 8. O-O Re8 9. h3 Nbd7 10. Ne2 d5 11.
Ng3 Bf8 12. Re1 Rxe1+ 13. Qxe1 c5 14. c3 cxd4 15. cxd4 Nb6 {0-1 (52) Wei,Y
(2709)-Bu,X (2715) Shenzhen 2016}) 7… h6 8. Be3 c6 9. Qd2 {White has an edge.
} Be6 10. Bd3 Nbd7 11. O-O $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. Ne2 Nb6 12. b3 Nbd5 13. O-O
Nxe3 14. fxe3 d5 {1-0 (48) Antoshik,A (2240)-Blaha,P Czechia 1998}) 11… Nb6
12. Rfe1 Nc4 13. Bxc4 Bxc4 14. h3 (14. d5 $5) 14… O-O 15. b3 Be6 16. Bf4 Bf5
17. Re2 d5 18. Ne5 Bb4 19. Qe3 $1 Re8 {Strongly threatening …Nh5.} 20. a3 Bf8
21. Bh2 Bh7 22. Qd2 Qa5 {White must now prevent …Bb4!} 23. Qe1 c5 ({Of
course not} 23… Bxa3 $6 24. Ra2 $11) 24. dxc5 Qxc5 25. b4 Qc8 26. Rd1 a5 27.
Na4 ({White should try} 27. Nb5 $11) 27… Ra6 {[#] …axb4 is the strong
threat.} 28. bxa5 Rae6 $1 29. Nb6 Qc5 30. Qb4 (30. Kh1 $17) 30… Qxc2 (30…
Qxb4 $19 31. axb4 Bxb4) 31. Rxc2 $17 Bxb4 32. axb4 (32. Rc8 $17 {was called
for.} Rxc8 33. Nxc8 Bxa3 34. Nf3) 32… Bxc2 $19 33. Rd2 Bb3 ({And not} 33…
Rxe5 34. Bxe5 Rxe5 35. Rxc2 $14) 34. f4 Rxb6 $2 (34… Ne4 $19 35. Rb2 Bd1 36.
Nxd5 Rd6) 35. axb6 $15 Re6 36. Rb2 Bc4 37. Kf2 Rxb6 38. Ke3 Ra6 39. Kd4 (39.
Nxc4 $11 dxc4 40. Kd4) 39… Bf1 $17 40. f5 {[#]} (40. Ng4 $142) 40… Ra4 {
Precision: White = 27%, Black = 69%.} (40… Ra1 $1 $17 41. Rc2 Rd1+ 42. Ke3
d4+ 43. Kf3 Bb5 44. Rc8+ Kh7) 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.4”]
[White “Ding, Liren”]
[Black “Kravtsiv, Martyn”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A96”]
[WhiteElo “2771”]
[BlackElo “2670”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “49”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 25,49,41,43,36,43,33,53,40,61,63,161,85,77,92,220,191,205,202,258,252,
239,273,374,375,346,201]} 1. d4 e6 2. c4 f5 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O 6.
O-O d6 7. Nc3 Ne4 8. Qc2 Nxc3 9. bxc3 Nc6 {A96: Classical Dutch: Fluid Systems:
Early deviations} 10. d5 (10. Rd1 Qe8 11. c5 dxc5 12. Bf4 Bd6 13. Ne5 Bxe5 14.
dxe5 b6 15. e4 Bb7 16. exf5 exf5 17. e6 {1/2-1/2 (30) L’Ami,E (2650)
-Reinderman,D (2604) Amsterdam 2014}) 10… Na5 11. dxe6 Bxe6 12. Nd4 Bxc4 13.
Nxf5 Bf6 {LiveBook: 5 Games} 14. Ne3 Bf7 15. Be4 h6 16. Rb1 Kh8 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 16… c6 17. Rd1 {1-0 (28) Lewis,A (2283)-Farrand,T (2188)
England 2016}) 17. c4 Qd7 ({Black should try} 17… Rb8 $14) 18. Nd5 ({White
should play} 18. Bd2 $18 Nc6 19. Nd5 (19. Rxb7 Nd4 $16)) 18… Be5 $16 19. Bd2
$36 {[%mdl 2048] White is really pushing.} Nc6 (19… Nxc4 $16 {was necessary.}
20. Qxc4 c6) 20. Rxb7 $18 Nd4 21. Qd3 {[#] aiming for f4.} ({Worse is} 21. Rxc7
Qd8 $11) 21… Bh5 22. f3 Ne6 {intending …Nc5.} 23. Be3 Nc5 24. Bxc5 dxc5 25.
Nf4 {Precision: White = 70%, Black = 33%.} (25. f4 $142 Bd6 {[#]} 26. Nxc7 $1 {
[%mdl 512]}) 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.4”]
[White “Yu, Yangyi”]
[Black “Jobava, Baadur”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C42”]
[WhiteElo “2750”]
[BlackElo “2702”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “63”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,63,26,27,28,39,32,56,54,49,55,60,63,89,74,93,84,89,64,87,94,86,79,
106,84,115,60,48,44,52,47,42,15,12,0,31,0,29,24,78,7,32,7,17,0,0,-29]} 1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. d4 Be7 7. Bd3 O-O 8. h3 {
C42: Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves} Re8 9. O-O Nbd7 10.
Ne2 Bf8 {LiveBook: 5 Games} (10… d5 11. Ng3 Bf8 12. Re1 Rxe1+ 13. Qxe1 c5 14.
c3 cxd4 15. cxd4 Nb6 {0-1 (52) Wei,Y (2709)-Bu,X (2715) Shenzhen 2016}) 11. c4
g6 12. Nc3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12. Bg5 c6 13. Qd2 b6 14. Ng3 Be7 {1-0 (35)
Khairullin,I (2514)-Rothuis,V (2217) Heraklio 2004}) 12… Bg7 13. Bg5 h6 14.
Be3 Kh7 15. Re1 c6 16. Qc2 Nf8 17. Rad1 a6 18. b4 d5 19. c5 Be6 20. Bf4 Kg8 21.
Bd6 N6d7 22. a4 (22. Ne2 $16) 22… Nh7 $14 {[%cal Bf8h7,Bh7g5,Bg5e4][%mdl 32]}
23. Re3 Ng5 24. Ne2 Ne4 25. Bh2 f5 26. Ne5 (26. Be5 $5) 26… Nxe5 27. Bxe5 g5
28. f4 (28. g4 $5) 28… Bf7 (28… Re7 $11) 29. Rf1 (29. Bxe4 $16 dxe4 30. Rf1
) 29… Bxe5 $11 30. fxe5 Bg6 31. Ref3 Rf8 32. Ng3 {Precision: White = 41%,
Black = 58%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.4”]
[White “Wei, Yi”]
[Black “Rapport, Richard”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B12”]
[WhiteElo “2748”]
[BlackElo “2675”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “132”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,132,8,18,8,57,15,12,8,8,8,15,7,7,7,12,0,41,34,70,14,58,58,59,46,78,
29,58,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,22,18,8,0,34,21,21,21,37,38,37,34,46,
23,28,23,14,8,8,8,8,13,8,0,0,0,0,0,28,29,27,27,27,0,0,0,8,8,8,8,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-10,0,0,47,46,45]} 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5
Bf5 4. Nd2 e6 5. Nb3 Nd7 6. Nf3 c5 {B12: Caro-Kann: Advance Variation} (6… a6
7. Be2 c5 8. dxc5 Bxc5 9. Nxc5 Nxc5 10. Be3 Rc8 11. O-O Ne7 12. c4 O-O 13. Rc1
Qa5 14. Bg5 {1/2-1/2 (29) Kravtsiv,M (2657)-Najer,E (2706) Kocaeli 2017}) 7.
dxc5 Bxc5 8. Nxc5 Nxc5 9. Bb5+ Nd7 10. Nd4 Ne7 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 11. Bg5 O-O
12. Qe2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12. Nxf5 exf5 13. Bxe7 Qxe7 14. Bxd7 Qxd7 {
1-0 (41) Antal,T (2222)-Magyar,O (2248) Hungary 2011}) 12… Bg6 13. h4 h6 $1 {
[%cal Rh6g5]} 14. h5 Bh7 15. Bxe7 Qxe7 16. Bxd7 Qxd7 17. Rh3 Qa4 18. c3 Qc4 19.
Qd2 (19. g4 $14) 19… Be4 20. f3 Bh7 21. Kf2 Qd3 22. Qe1 Rae8 23. Rd1 (23. Qe3
$14) 23… Qa6 $11 24. a3 Qb6 25. Rd2 f6 $1 26. Rg3 {[#]} Be4 $1 {[%mdl 512]}
27. exf6 (27. fxe4 fxe5+) 27… Rxf6 28. Qe3 e5 29. Ne2 Bf5 30. Rxd5 Qxb2 31.
Qxa7 Qb6+ 32. Qxb6 Rxb6 33. Rc5 Re7 (33… Rb2 $5 {[%cal Rf5d3]} 34. Ke3 (34.
Rc7 g5 $17) 34… Re7 $14) 34. f4 exf4 35. Nxf4 Rf7 36. Re3 Kh7 37. Kg3 Ra6 38.
Re8 Ra4 $1 {[%cal Ra4f4]} 39. Rd8 g5 ({Don’t blunder} 39… Rxa3 $2 {[#]} 40.
Rcc8 $1 $18 {[%mdl 512]}) 40. hxg6+ Bxg6 41. Ne6 Bf5 42. Nd4 Rg7+ 43. Kf4 Bg4
44. Re5 Rxa3 45. Ree8 {Rh8+ is the strong threat.} h5 46. Rh8+ Kg6 47. Rd6+ Kf7
48. Nb5 Ra4+ 49. Ke3 Ra6 50. Rb8 Rxd6 51. Nxd6+ {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN}
Ke6 $132 {[%mdl 2048] Black is not keeping still} 52. Nxb7 Rc7 53. Kd4 Rd7+ 54.
Ke3 Rc7 55. Kd4 Rd7+ 56. Kc4 {And now Nc5+ would win.} (56. Ke4 $5 {[%cal
Rb7c5]} Rc7 57. Kd3 $11) 56… Rd2 57. Nc5+ Kf7 58. g3 Be2+ 59. Kb3 Bd1+ 60.
Kc4 Be2+ 61. Kb3 Bd1+ 62. Ka3 Rg2 63. Rb7+ Kg6 64. Rb8 Kf7 65. Rd8 (65. Rb1 $5
{[%cal Rb1d1]} Bg4 66. Ne4 $11) 65… Rxg3 66. Rxd1 {Strongly threatening Kb4.}
Rxc3+ {Precision: White = 63%, Black = 62%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.4”]
[White “Radjabov, Teimour”]
[Black “Artemiev, Vladislav”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B42”]
[WhiteElo “2742”]
[BlackElo “2692”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “119”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,119,55,23,43,61,81,26,30,21,29,10,24,25,50,13,32,25,29,24,19,23,6,22,
34,27,39,22,58,67,52,9,13,7,4,4,13,11,5,8,7,0,111,112,111,118,107,119,114,104,
145,133,150,129,144,139,135,120,145,118,148,148,148,148,148,148,148,148,319,
319,313,319,319,313,291,258,294,253,280,237,886,287,264,132,172,172,12735,
10729,5073,4820,9662,9662,6372,6341,29979,29980,29980,29981,29981,29982,29983,
29984,29987,29988,29989,29990]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3
Nf6 6. O-O Qc7 7. Nc3 b5 8. Re1 Bb7 9. Bg5 {LiveBook: 9 Games. B43: Sicilian:
Kan Variation: 5 Nc3} (9. e5 $5 {[%cal Re5f6]} Nd5 10. Nxd5 Bxd5 11. a4 $16) (
9. e5 Nd5 10. Nxd5 Bxd5 11. Bf4 Nc6 12. c3 Bc5 13. Qg4 g6 14. Nc2 Ne7 15. Bg5
h5 16. Qf4 Nf5 {1/2-1/2 (57) Efimenko,Z (2648)-Ghaem Maghami,E (2582) Dubai
2014}) 9… Nc6 10. Nxc6 Qxc6 11. Qf3 ({White should try} 11. a4 $16) 11… Be7
$11 12. a3 Qc5 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar
games:} 12… Qc7 13. Qg3 Qxg3 14. hxg3 h6 15. Bf4 Bc5 16. Be3 Bxe3 17. Rxe3 {
0-1 (37) Gutierrez Castillo,P (2157)-Horvath,C (2537) Bratto 2008}) 13. Be3 Qe5
14. Bf4 Qh5 15. Qe3 Bc5 16. Qd2 O-O 17. Bg3 e5 18. Kh1 d6 19. f3 h6 20. b4 Bd4
{Strongly threatening …Qg5.} 21. Bf2 Bxc3 22. Qxc3 Rac8 23. Qd2 d5 24. exd5
Bxd5 25. a4 Rfd8 26. axb5 axb5 27. Bb6 Rd6 28. Bc5 $36 {[%cal Bb6c5,Bc5e7,
Be7f6][%mdl 2080] White is pushing.} Rdd8 {[#]} (28… Re6 $1 $11 {remains
equal.}) 29. Be7 $1 $16 {[%cal Re7d8]} Rd7 30. Bxf6 $1 gxf6 31. Bxb5 Bc6 32.
Bd3 Bb5 33. Ra3 Rcd8 34. h3 Bxd3 35. Rxd3 Rxd3 36. cxd3 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame
KQR-KQR} Qg5 37. Qc3 Qf5 38. Re4 Qd7 39. Qd2 h5 40. b5 {[%cal Bb4b5,Bb5b6,
Bb6b7][%mdl 32]} Kg7 41. b6 Qxd3 $2 (41… Qc6 $16 {was called for.}) 42. Qxd3
$18 Rxd3 $16 {KR-KR} 43. Rb4 Rd8 44. Kg1 f5 45. Kf2 Kf6 46. b7 Rb8 47. Rb6+ Kg5
$2 (47… Ke7 48. f4 f6) 48. g3 $2 (48. Ke3 f6 {[#]} 49. f4+ $1 {[%mdl 512]}
exf4+ 50. Kf2) 48… f4 $18 49. g4 (49. Rb5 $18) 49… hxg4 50. hxg4 f5 $2 (
50… f6 51. Ke2 Kh4) 51. gxf5 Kxf5 52. Ke2 Kg5 53. Kd3 Kf5 54. Rb5 Rd8+ 55.
Kc4 {White mates.} Rb8 56. Kd5 Kf6 57. Kd6 e4 58. fxe4 f3 59. Rf5+ Kg6 60. Kc7
{Precision: White = 62%, Black = 44%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.4”]
[White “Harikrishna, P.”]
[Black “Sethuraman, S P.”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C54”]
[WhiteElo “2741”]
[BlackElo “2617”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “124”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,124,10,14,11,13,0,1,0,0,-14,0,0,0,-59,-21,-23,9,0,0,0,-18,-13,-10,
-17,-24,-22,-16,-10,-12,-17,-10,-30,-36,-125,-133,-118,-143,-136,-135,-134,
-103,-134,-134,-122,-113,-226,-212,-312,-264,-260,-264,-349,-312,-315,-301,
-481,-477,-476,-482,-517,-527,-533,-526,-650,-379,-392,-433,-519,-531,-513,
-518,-516,-513,-568,-558,-562,-545,-574,-551,-545,-527,-682,-670,-820,-793,
-797,-774,-875,-865,-908,-895,-1279,-1283,-1532,-1460,-1393,-1368,-1558,-1319,
-1986,-2059,-2213,-3363,-3314,-3143,-3036,-2810,-5230,-29981]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3
Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. a4 {C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6, main
lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3} d5 (6… a6 7. O-O Ba7 8. Re1 d6 9. h3 b5 10. Ba2 b4
11. d4 bxc3 12. bxc3 Re8 13. Be3 h6 {1/2-1/2 (23) Karjakin,S (2773)-Aronian,L
(2809) Saint Louis 2017}) 7. exd5 Nxd5 8. a5 a6 9. O-O Bf5 {LiveBook: 4 Games}
10. Bg5 $146 (10. Re1 {seems wilder.} Nf6 11. Qc2 Qd7 12. Bg5 Rfd8 13. Nbd2) ({
Predecessor:} 10. Nbd2 b5 11. axb6 Nxb6 12. Nb3 Be7 13. Bxa6 Rxa6 14. Rxa6 Bxd3
15. Ra1 Bxf1 16. Qxd8 Rxd8 17. Kxf1 {1-0 (46) Alekseev,E (2636)-Predke,A (2587)
Sochi 2016}) 10… Be7 11. Bxe7 Ndxe7 12. Nh4 Be6 13. Nd2 Nd5 14. g3 {[#]} Nf4
$1 {[%mdl 512]} 15. Ndf3 (15. Ne4 $11) (15. gxf4 Qxh4) 15… Bxc4 16. dxc4 Ne6
(16… Nd3 {with more complications.} 17. Ne1 e4 18. Nxd3 exd3 19. Nf3 Re8) 17.
Re1 Qxd1 18. Raxd1 f6 19. b4 Rad8 20. Nd2 Kf7 21. Nb3 Ne7 22. Kf1 g5 23. Ng2
Nf5 24. Rd5 Nd6 25. c5 (25. Nd2 $15) 25… Nb5 $1 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is in
control.} 26. c4 {Hoping for Rxd8.} Nc3 27. Rxd8 Rxd8 28. Ne3 Rd3 29. Nc1 Rd2
30. Ne2 Na2 31. Nd5 {[#]} (31. Rb1 $17) 31… Rb2 $1 $19 ({Much less strong is
} 31… c6 32. Ndc3 $17) 32. f4 (32. b5 {was called for.} c6 33. Ne3) 32…
gxf4 33. gxf4 Nxb4 34. fxe5 Nd3 ({Don’t do} 34… Nxc5 35. Nef4 $19) ({Resist}
34… fxe5 35. Nxb4 Rxb4 36. c6 $19) 35. Rd1 Nxe5 36. Rc1 (36. c6 $142) 36…
c6 37. Ne3 Nxc5 38. Rd1 Rb3 39. Nc2 Nxc4 40. Rd8 Ne3+ 41. Nxe3 Rxe3 {[%mdl
4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} 42. Ng3 {Black is clearly winning.} Ra3 43. Rh8 Kg7 44.
Re8 Rxa5 45. h4 Ra3 46. Kg2 Rd3 47. Re7+ Kg6 48. h5+ Kh6 49. Kh3 Kg5 50. Rg7+ {
[#]} Kf4 $1 51. Kh4 Rd7 52. h6 a5 53. Ne2+ Ke5 54. Nc3 b5 {[%cal Bb7b5,Bb5b4,
Bb4b3,Bb3b2][%mdl 32]} 55. Rg1 b4 56. Re1+ Kd6 57. Ne2 b3 58. Nd4 a4 59. Rc1 b2
60. Rb1 Rb7 61. Nc2 Rb3 62. Kg4 Ne4 {Precision: White = 41%, Black = 72%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.4”]
[White “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”]
[Black “Adhiban, B.”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “E90”]
[WhiteElo “2741”]
[BlackElo “2670”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “71”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 13,71,28,41,44,34,25,54,55,62,32,41,16,21,13,13,2,23,7,13,0,0,-4,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,-43,285,293,294,287,315,310,308,292,287,277,678,672,736,757,1003,973,
1244,1993,1867,1808,1513,1487,29984,29985,29991,29992,29992,29993,29993,29994]
} 1. c4 g6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. h3 Na6 7. Be3 c6 {
LiveBook: 59 Games. E90: King’s Indian: Classical: Early deviations and 6 h3}
8. Rc1 e5 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:
} 8… Nc7 9. Be2 b5 10. e5 dxe5 11. dxe5 Nd7 12. cxb5 cxb5 13. O-O Bb7 14.
Nxb5 Nd5 15. e6 fxe6 {1/2-1/2 (92) Wei,Y (2706)-Adhiban,B (2653) Wijk aan Zee
2017}) 9. d5 cxd5 {White has an edge.} 10. cxd5 Ne8 11. g4 Kh8 12. Be2 f5 13.
gxf5 (13. Bg5 $5 {[%cal Rg5d8]} Nf6 14. exf5 $14) 13… gxf5 14. exf5 Bxf5 15.
Ng5 Qe7 16. Bg4 Bh6 $1 {[%cal Rh6g5]} 17. h4 Bg6 18. Bh5 {[#] Black must now
prevent Bxg6.} Bf5 $1 19. Bg4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White fights for an advantage.}
Bg6 20. Ne6 Bxe3 21. fxe3 {And now h5 would win.} Nc5 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (21…
Rg8 $1 $15) 22. Nxf8 $18 Qxf8 {[#]} 23. h5 $1 {[%cal Rh5g6]} Qh6 24. Qf3 Bd3
25. b4 Na6 26. Kd2 e4 $2 (26… Bc4 27. Rhg1 b5) 27. Nxe4 Bxe4 28. Qxe4 Nf6 29.
Qd4 Re8 30. Be6 Nxb4 31. Rhf1 Rf8 32. Qxb4 Qg5 33. Qd4 {White mates.} Qg2+ 34.
Kd3 Qg5 35. Rf5 Qg7 36. Rcf1 {Precision: White = 75%, Black = 55%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.4”]
[White “Wojtaszek, Radoslaw”]
[Black “Onischuk, Alexander”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “D35”]
[WhiteElo “2739”]
[BlackElo “2682”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “98”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 24,98,30,30,85,82,97,97,112,68,72,62,67,56,76,56,87,45,54,46,78,13,39,
39,79,87,87,37,33,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-96,-102,-146,-146,-146,-146,-124,-124,
-124,-124,-190,0,0,0,-209,-276,-469,-437,-902,-937,-1107,-897,-2104,-2078,
-12837,-5003,-12843,-12843,-12844,-12844,-12846,-12847,-12847,-12847,-12848,
-12847,-12849,-12849]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 c6 6.
e3 Be7 7. Bd3 Nbd7 8. Nge2 Nh5 9. Bxe7 Qxe7 10. g4 Nhf6 11. Ng3 Nb6 {D35:
Queen’s Gambit Declined: Exchange Variation} (11… g6 12. g5 Ng8 13. h4 Nb6
14. a4 a5 15. h5 Qxg5 16. hxg6 fxg6 17. Qb3 Nd7 18. O-O-O Ne7 19. Rdg1 {
1/2-1/2 (30) Ivanisevic,I (2638)-Banusz,T (2585) Dubai 2015}) 12. g5 Ng8 13. h4
{[%cal Bh2h4,Bh4h5][%mdl 32] [#] LiveBook: 15 Games} Be6 $146 (13… h6 $11 {
remains equal.}) ({Predecessor:} 13… Qd6 14. Qc2 Ne7 15. Nh5 Kf8 16. Rg1 Ng6
17. O-O-O Nxh4 18. Rh1 Nf3 19. Bf5 {0-1 (37) Vavrak,P (2466)-Godena,M (2528)
Olbia 2008}) 14. Nh5 $16 g6 15. Ng7+ Kd7 16. Nxe6 Qxe6 17. a4 a5 $1 18. h5 Ne7
19. Qf3 Nf5 20. Ne2 Rae8 21. b3 Nd6 22. Qh3 (22. Rc1 $16) 22… Qxh3 23. Rxh3
h6 24. hxg6 hxg5 25. Rxh8 Rxh8 26. g7 Rg8 27. Ng3 Ke7 28. Nh5 f5 $1 29. Ke2 Nd7
30. Rh1 Kf7 31. f4 (31. Rg1 $11) 31… gxf4 $17 32. exf4 Nf6 33. Nxf6 Kxf6 {
[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 34. Rh6+ Ke7 35. Rg6 Ne4 36. Bxe4 (36. Ke3 $17)
36… dxe4 $2 {[#] KR-KR} (36… fxe4 $19 37. Kf2 Kf7) 37. d5 $1 $11 cxd5 38.
Ke3 $2 (38. Rb6 $1 $11 {and White has nothing to worry.}) 38… Kf7 $19 39. Rb6
$2 (39. Rd6 Rxg7 40. Rd7+ Kg6 41. Rxd5) 39… Rxg7 {Black is clearly winning.}
40. Rxb7+ (40. Kd4 $142 Kg8 41. Re6) 40… Kg6 41. Rb5 Kh5 42. Rxd5 Rg3+ 43.
Ke2 Kg4 44. Rxa5 Rxb3 45. Ra8 Kxf4 46. a5 Rb2+ 47. Kd1 Ra2 48. a6 Ke3 49. a7 f4
{Precision: White = 34%, Black = 68%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.4”]
[White “Bacrot, Etienne”]
[Black “Bu, Xiangzhi”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C84”]
[WhiteElo “2728”]
[BlackElo “2714”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “134”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 23,134,1,27,0,0,-8,6,-2,9,0,28,0,15,0,18,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,-10,-7,-10,0,-18,-18,-19,-3,-1,-1,-7,-4,0,0,0,0,-18,-17,-80,-38,-54,-36,
-36,-36,-36,-36,-76,-76,-76,-77,-80,-79,-103,-47,-50,-25,-126,-126,-126,-126,
-122,-54,-54,-57,-72,-72,-80,-10,-10,0,-52,-52,-59,-8,-22,-8,-37,-8,-37,-37,
-37,-8,-44,-46,-52,-62,-59,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-29963,-851,-29963,-29956,
-29973,-29973]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 {[%cal Bf1b5,Bb5a4,Ba4b3,Bb3a2]
[%mdl 32]} a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. Nc3 d6 9. a3 Bb7 10.
Re1 Re8 {C84: Closed Ruy Lopez: Unusual White 6th moves} (10… h6 11. Ne2 Re8
12. Ng3 Bf8 13. c3 Qd7 14. d4 Na5 15. Bc2 Nc4 16. a4 Rad8 17. b3 Nb6 18. a5 {
1-0 (48) Nepomniachtchi,I (2725)-Bu,X (2723) Danzhou 2016}) 11. Ba2 h6 12. h3
Bf8 {LiveBook: 3 Games. The position is equal.} 13. Be3 Ne7 {[#]} 14. d4 $146 (
{Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 14. Nh4 g5 15.
Qf3 Bg7 16. Nf5 Nxf5 17. Qxf5 {0-1 (67) Kulaots,K (2613)-Hector,J (2593)
Sweden 2003}) 14… exd4 15. Bxd4 Nc6 16. Be3 Qd7 17. Nd5 Nxd5 18. Bxd5 Na5 19.
Qd3 c6 20. Ba2 d5 21. Rad1 {[%cal Re4d5]} Qc7 22. exd5 cxd5 23. Bxd5 (23. Bd4 {
keeps more tension.} Nc4 24. Nh4 Re4 25. Nf5 Rae8 26. Rxe4 Rxe4 27. Qc3) 23…
Rad8 24. Qf5 Bxd5 25. Rxd5 Rxd5 26. Qxd5 Qxc2 27. Qd7 Qc8 28. Qxc8 (28. Ne5 $5
{[%cal Rd7f7]} Qxd7 29. Nxd7 $11) 28… Rxc8 29. Kf1 f6 30. Nd2 Rc2 31. Rb1 b4
32. axb4 Bxb4 33. Nf3 Nc4 34. Bd4 a5 35. b3 Nd6 36. Ra1 (36. Rb2 $5 {[%cal
Rb2c2]} Rc6 37. Be3 $11) 36… Ne4 37. Bb6 (37. Rd1 $11) 37… Kf7 38. Kg1 g5
39. Bxa5 Bc5 40. Be1 Nxf2 41. Kf1 Nd3 42. Bd2 Rb2 43. Ra6 Rxb3 44. Ke2 h5 (
44… Nf2 $17 45. Ra4 h5) 45. Rc6 $15 Bb4 46. Bxb4 (46. Be3 $11) 46… Nf4+ $17
47. Kf2 Rxb4 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} 48. Rc2 g4 ({Black should try} 48…
Ra4 $17 49. h4 g4) 49. hxg4 $15 hxg4 50. Ng1 Rb3 51. Ne2 Nd3+ (51… Nxe2 $17
52. Kxe2 Ke6) 52. Kg3 $11 f5 (52… Ne5+ {feels hotter.} 53. Rc3 Rb6 54. Nf4
Kg7 55. Nd3 Nxd3 56. Rxd3 Rb4) 53. Rc3 (53. Kh4 $11) 53… Rxc3 $15 54. Nxc3 {
KN-KN} Kf6 (54… Kg6 $1 $15 55. Kh4 Nf4) 55. Kh4 $1 $11 Ke5 (55… Nf4 $5 {
[%cal Rf4g2]} 56. Kg3 Ke5 $17) 56. Kg5 Ne1 (56… Nf4 $5 {[%cal Rf4g2]} 57. g3
Nh3+ 58. Kh5 Nf2 $17) 57. g3 Nf3+ 58. Kg6 Nd2 {With the idea …Nf1.} 59. Ne2 (
59. Nd5 $5) 59… Ne4 60. Kh5 Kf6 61. Kh6 $1 Nc5 (61… Nd6 $15) 62. Nf4 Ne6 {
[#] ( -> …Nxf4)} 63. Nh5+ Ke5 {White must now prevent …Ke4.} 64. Kg6 Nd4 {
Threatens to win with …Ke4.} 65. Ng7 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (65. Nf6 $11) 65…
Ke4 $1 {[%cal Re4f3]} (65… f4 $2 66. gxf4+ Kxf4 67. Nh5+ Ke3 68. Kf6 $17) 66.
Nh5 Kf3 67. Kf6 Ne2 {Precision: White = 55%, Black = 49%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.4”]
[White “Ivanchuk, Vassily”]
[Black “Duda, Jan-Krzysztof”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A15”]
[WhiteElo “2727”]
[BlackElo “2698”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “65”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,65,44,56,21,22,22,12,16,28,22,22,27,27,29,14,7,8,8,10,6,8,0,0,0,11,0,
0,0,0,0,5,8,8,0,10,0,0,-3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 c6 3. Nc3 d5 4. e3
Nbd7 5. Qc2 e6 6. b3 Bd6 7. Bb2 O-O 8. Be2 Qe7 {A11: English Opening: 1…c6}
9. O-O b6 10. cxd5 cxd5 11. Nb5 Ba6 {LiveBook: 8 Games} 12. Qd1 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 12. Rfc1 Rfc8 13. Qd1 Bxb5 14. Bxb5 {1-0 (36) Roiz,M (2649)-Le
Roux,J (2551) Caleta 2011}) 12… Bxb5 13. Bxb5 a6 14. Be2 Ba3 15. Qc1 Bxb2 16.
Qxb2 Rfc8 17. Rfc1 a5 18. Rc2 {The position is equal.} Rxc2 19. Qxc2 Qc5 20.
Rc1 Rc8 21. Qxc5 Rxc5 22. Rxc5 Nxc5 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBN-KNN} 23. Kf1
Kf8 24. Ne5 Ke7 25. Ke1 Ncd7 26. Nc6+ Kd6 27. Nd4 g6 28. f4 Ne4 29. Bd3 Nec5
30. Bb5 f6 31. Nf3 Nf8 32. g4 e5 33. d4 {Precision: White = 69%, Black = 86%.}
1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.4”]
[White “Andreikin, Dmitry”]
[Black “Matlakov, Maxim”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A45”]
[WhiteElo “2708”]
[BlackElo “2728”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “78”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,78,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,13,26,20,10,26,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,13,0,13,10,11,1,27,
25,33,30,17,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 c5 3. d5 (3. dxc5 Nc6 4. Nc3 e5 5. Bg5 Bxc5 6. e3
Bb4 7. Nge2 d5 8. a3 Bxc3+ 9. Nxc3 Be6 10. Bb5 d4 11. Bxf6 Qxf6 {1/2-1/2 (42)
Aronian,L (2799)-Kasparov,G (2812) Saint Louis 2017}) 3… d6 4. Nc3 e5 5. dxe6
Bxe6 6. e4 {A45: Trompowsky Attack} Nc6 7. Nf3 d5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 7… Be7
8. Be2 O-O 9. O-O h6 10. Re1 Re8 {1/2-1/2 (22) Bender,K (2086)-Hoehne,E (2020)
GER email 2013}) 8. exd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd5 Qxd5 10. Qxd5 Bxd5 11. O-O-O O-O-O 12.
Be2 Bd6 13. Bg5 Be7 14. Bxe7 Nxe7 15. Rhe1 Ng6 16. g3 h6 17. Nd2 Kc7 18. Bc4
Rd7 19. f4 Rhd8 20. Bxd5 Rxd5 21. Nc4 {The position is equal.} Rxd1+ 22. Rxd1
Rxd1+ 23. Kxd1 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KN-KN} Kc6 24. Na5+ Kb6 25. Nc4+ Kc6
26. Ke2 b5 27. Ne3 Ne7 28. c4 a6 29. Kd3 f5 30. a3 g6 31. g4 Kd6 32. gxf5 (32.
b3 {is more complex.} b4 33. axb4 cxb4 34. gxf5 gxf5 35. Nc2) 32… Nxf5 33.
Nxf5+ gxf5 {KP-KP} 34. b3 {[%cal Bb2b3,Bb3b4][%mdl 32]} Kc6 35. Kc3 Kb6 36. b4
Kc6 37. Kb3 Kb6 38. Kc3 Kc6 39. Kb3 Kb6 {Precision: White = 72%, Black = 81%.}
1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.4”]
[White “Wang, Hao”]
[Black “Gelfand, Boris”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B31”]
[WhiteElo “2701”]
[BlackElo “2737”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “58”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,58,16,10,12,14,9,19,18,17,19,16,10,18,27,20,11,41,65,179,201,209,183,
197,207,213,186,181,181,192,172,192,186,181,0,0,0,156,0,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Bb5 g6 4. Bxc6 bxc6 5. O-O Bg7 6. Re1 Nh6 7. c3 O-O 8. h3 {B31: Sicilian: 2.
..Nc6 3 Bb5 g6} f5 9. e5 Nf7 10. d4 (10. d3 d6 11. Bf4 Ba6 12. Na3 Rb8 13. b3
g5 14. Nxg5 Nxg5 15. Bxg5 dxe5 {1/2-1/2 (67) Inarkiev,E (2702)-Gelfand,B (2729)
Nazran 2017}) 10… cxd4 11. cxd4 Bb7 {LiveBook: 5 Games} 12. Na3 {[#]} c5 $1 {
[%mdl 512]} 13. dxc5 Rc8 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with
similar games:} 13… Qc7 14. Be3 Nxe5 15. Nxe5 Bxe5 {1-0 (54) Scherer,R (2607)
-Neagu,L (2478) ICCF email 2010}) 14. Be3 {[%cal Bc1e3,Be3d4,Bd4g7][%mdl 32]}
Bxf3 15. Qxf3 Nxe5 16. Qd5+ e6 17. Qd2 f4 {White must now prevent …Qg5.} 18.
Bd4 Rf5 19. Rad1 Nf3+ (19… f3 $14) 20. gxf3 $18 {Bxg7 is the strong threat.}
Qh4 21. Bxg7 Rcxc5 22. Kg2 {Strongly threatening Qb4.} ({Not} 22. Qxd7 $2 Qxh3
23. Qxe6+ Kxg7 $19) 22… Rg5+ 23. Kf1 Qxh3+ 24. Ke2 Rge5+ 25. Bxe5 Rxe5+ 26.
Kd3 Rd5+ 27. Ke2 Re5+ 28. Kd3 Rd5+ {[#]} 29. Ke2 $2 (29. Kc2 $1 $16 Rxd2+ 30.
Rxd2 Qxf3 31. Kb1) 29… Re5+ 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.4”]
[White “Cheparinov, Ivan”]
[Black “Navara, David”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C45”]
[WhiteElo “2695”]
[BlackElo “2720”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “56”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,56,33,38,37,48,19,42,22,29,9,24,22,21,21,69,74,90,34,37,26,49,-320,
-326,-308,-301,-702,-727,-723,-724,-681,-695,-29980,-5892,-29983,-29984,-29988,
-29989]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 5. Nb3 Bb6 6. Nc3 Nf6 7.
Bg5 h6 8. Bh4 d6 {C45: Scotch Game} 9. f3 O-O (9… g5 10. Bg3 a6 11. Qd2 Qe7
12. O-O-O Be6 13. h4 O-O-O 14. Kb1 Nd7 15. Bf2 Qf6 16. Bxb6 Nxb6 {0-1 (45)
Dominguez Perez,L (2752)-Andreikin,D (2736) Novi Sad 2016}) 10. Qe2 Be6 11.
O-O-O Re8 {LiveBook: 7 Games} 12. g4 Qe7 13. Kb1 a5 $146 14. a4 Rad8 15. Qg2
Nb4 $1 16. Nd4 Bxd4 $1 17. Rxd4 c5 18. Rd1 g5 {[#]} 19. Bg3 (19. Bxg5 $1 $16
hxg5 20. Bb5) 19… d5 $1 $14 {[%cal Rd5e4]} 20. Bb5 d4 $1 {[%cal Rd4c3]} 21.
Nd5 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (21. Ne2 $14 {keeps the upper hand.}) 21… Bxd5 $19 ({
Less strong is} 21… Nfxd5 22. exd5 Nxd5 23. Qe2 $17) 22. exd5 Nfxd5 23. Rde1
$2 (23. Be1 Ne3 24. Qe2) 23… Ne3 24. Qd2 {[#]} Qe6 $1 {[%mdl 512] ( -> …
Qa2+)} 25. b3 c4 ({Inferior is} 25… Nbxc2 {[#]} 26. Qxc2 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Nxc2
27. Rxe6 $11) 26. Bxe8 {Hoping for Rxe3.} cxb3 27. Rxe3 bxc2+ 28. Qxc2 dxe3 {
Precision: White = 38%, Black = 73%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.4”]
[White “Najer, Evgeniy”]
[Black “Vitiugov, Nikita”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B28”]
[WhiteElo “2694”]
[BlackElo “2728”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “107”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 25,106,-8,33,27,50,42,50,39,69,41,33,50,75,37,102,43,129,81,87,85,105,
45,54,9,62,52,72,16,25,12,21,-54,-57,-58,62,2,0,16,40,36,35,0,0,0,153,140,148,
153,147,156,142,99,411,125,193,191,246,246,242,239,227,230,210,187,263,270,274,
265,372,375,353,362,552,550,707,539,1179,825,1775,1725,29998,29999,29999]} 1.
e4 c5 2. Nf3 a6 3. c3 e6 4. d4 d5 5. exd5 Qxd5 6. Be2 Nf6 7. O-O Be7 8. Be3
cxd4 9. cxd4 Nc6 10. Nc3 Qd6 11. Qd2 {B28: Sicilian: 2 Nf3 a6 (O’Kelly
Variation)} (11. Nd2 Nd5 12. Nde4 Qd8 13. Nxd5 exd5 14. Nc5 O-O 15. Rc1 f5 16.
Nd3 Bd6 17. f4 Qb6 18. Kh1 Be6 {1/2-1/2 (39) Leko,P (2731)-Morozevich,A (2724)
Moscow 2014}) 11… O-O 12. Bf4 Qd8 13. Rfd1 Nb4 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 14. Ne5
Nfd5 15. Bf3 f6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15… Nxf4 16. Qxf4 Nd5 17. Qe4 Nxc3 18.
bxc3 Qc7 {1-0 (33) Dvorak,T (2300)-Alberton,R (2123) Imperia 2002}) 16. Nd3 Nc6
17. Be3 Nxe3 18. fxe3 f5 19. Rac1 (19. Bxc6 $5 bxc6 20. Na4 $14) 19… Bg5 (
19… Qd6 $14) 20. Qf2 (20. Bxc6 $16 bxc6 21. Ne2) 20… Kh8 (20… Qd6 $14)
21. Ne2 Bh4 22. g3 Bf6 23. a3 (23. Bxc6 $16 bxc6 24. Qg2 (24. Rxc6 Bb7 $14))
23… Rb8 24. Nc5 Qe7 (24… g5 $11) 25. Nf4 Nd8 26. d5 (26. Qd2 $16) 26… b6
$11 27. d6 Qf7 28. Ncd3 (28. Na4 $11) 28… e5 $1 $15 29. Rc7 Qb3 (29… Bd7 $1
$15 30. Bd5 Qe8) 30. d7 (30. Nc1 $14 Qa4 31. Nd5) 30… Bb7 $11 31. Nc1 $36 {
[%mdl 2048] White has some pressure.} Qa4 32. Nd5 {Black must now prevent Rd2.}
e4 $1 {[%cal Re4f3]} 33. Nxf6 (33. Bh5 $5 {[%cal Rd5f6]} Be5 34. Qc2 $14 (34.
Nxb6 $2 Qb5 $19)) 33… exf3 34. Rd4 Qb5 $2 {[#]} (34… Qa5 $1 $11 35. Ne8 Ne6
) 35. Ne8 $1 $16 Ne6 36. Nd6 Nxd4 37. Nxb5 Nxb5 38. Rc2 Nd6 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (
38… Rbd8 $16 {is tougher.}) 39. Nb3 $2 (39. Qd2 $18 {is more deadly.} Ne4 40.
Qd4) 39… Rbd8 (39… Rfd8 $16 {was called for.}) 40. Rc7 $18 {Hoping for Qd2.
} Rf7 41. Nd4 Rfxd7 42. Rxd7 Rxd7 43. Nxf3 Ne4 44. Qc2 g6 (44… h6 $142 45.
Nd4 b5 46. Nxf5 Ng5) 45. Nd4 Kg7 46. Qb3 Rd6 (46… b5 $142 47. Qe6 Nf6) 47.
Qc4 {[#] And now Qc7+ would win.} Bd5 48. Qxa6 Kh6 (48… Ng5 {was necessary.}
49. Qa7+ Kf6) 49. Qc8 Kh5 50. Qc7 h6 51. a4 Kg4 52. Nb5 Rc6 53. Qf4+ Kh3 54.
Qh4# {Precision: White = 42%, Black = 31%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.4”]
[White “Kuzubov, Yuriy”]
[Black “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B09”]
[WhiteElo “2688”]
[BlackElo “2797”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “125”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 12,125,29,22,69,31,63,23,26,20,57,67,87,63,65,46,52,-22,-14,-35,-60,-22,
-26,-6,32,55,122,35,39,47,35,36,69,96,55,36,33,30,42,-57,-62,-119,-141,-130,
-119,-159,-48,-120,-117,-123,-77,-115,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,29992,29993,29997,29998]} 1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. f4 Bg7 5. Nf3 O-O
6. Bd3 Nc6 7. e5 {LiveBook: 396 Games} Nh5 {B09: Pirc Defence: Austrian Attack}
(7… dxe5 8. fxe5 Nd5 9. Nxd5 Qxd5 10. c3 Bg4 11. Qe2 Rad8 12. Be4 Qd7 13. Be3
f6 14. O-O-O fxe5 15. Qc4+ Kh8 16. dxe5 Nxe5 17. Nxe5 Qxd1+ 18. Rxd1 Rxd1+ {
1-0 (50) Karjakin,S (2785)-Van Wely,L (2695) Wijk aan Zee 2017}) 8. Be3 f6 $146
{[%cal Rf6e5]} ({Predecessor:} 8… Bh6 9. Qd2 Bg4 10. O-O Ng7 11. Ne2 e6 12.
c3 f6 13. exd6 Qxd6 14. Ng3 Ne7 15. Ne4 Qc6 16. Nxf6+ Rxf6 17. Ne5 Nd5 18. Nxc6
bxc6 19. h3 Bf5 20. Be2 Be4 21. g4 Rf7 22. c4 {1-0 (22) Ramnath,B (2405)
-Karthikeyan,M (2497) Chennai 2015}) 9. exf6 Nxf6 {White has an edge.} 10. Qd2
Ng4 11. Bg1 Kh8 12. h3 Nf6 13. O-O-O Nb4 14. g4 (14. Bc4 $14) 14… c6 15. Be2
Qa5 16. Bc4 b5 17. Bb3 Qc7 18. Ng5 d5 (18… Nbd5 $14) 19. Ne2 (19. a3 $16)
19… a5 $14 20. c3 a4 21. cxb4 {Hoping for Bc2.} axb3 22. a3 $1 Ne4 23. Nxe4
dxe4 24. Bh2 Qb6 25. f5 (25. Qe3 $14) 25… gxf5 $15 26. Be5 (26. gxf5 $15 Bxf5
27. Qg5) 26… Bxe5 $17 27. dxe5 c5 (27… fxg4 28. hxg4 Qf2 29. Qg5 $11 (29.
Qh6 Qf7 $15)) 28. Kb1 fxg4 {[#]} (28… e3 $1 $17 {[%cal Re3d2]} 29. Qc3 cxb4
30. Qxb4 Qe6) 29. hxg4 {[#]} (29. e6 $1 $15 {[%mdl 512]}) 29… Qg6 $1 ({
Much less strong is} 29… Bxg4 30. Qg5 $15) 30. Nf4 Qxg4 31. Rhg1 {[#]} (31.
Qh2 $2 Bf5 $17) 31… e3 (31… Bf5 $1 $17 {White must now prevent …e3+.} 32.
Ka1 (32. Rxg4 $2 e3+ 33. Qd3 Rad8 $19) 32… Qf3) 32. Qxe3 $11 Qf5+ 33. Ka1 $1
Be6 $1 34. Ng6+ $1 (34. Nxe6 Qc2 $19) 34… hxg6 35. Qh6+ Kg8 36. Rxg6+ Kf7 {
( -> …Rxa3+!)} 37. Rg5 {[#] White wants to mate with Qh5+.} Rxa3+ $1 {
[%mdl 512]} 38. bxa3 b2+ $1 39. Kxb2 Qf2+ 40. Kc1 {[%cal Rh6h5]} Qe3+ 41. Rd2 {
[%cal Rh6h5]} Qxa3+ 42. Kd1 {[%cal Rh6h5]} Qa1+ 43. Kc2 {[%cal Rh6h5]} Qa2+ 44.
Kc1 $1 {[%cal Rh6h5]} Qa3+ 45. Kb1 {[%cal Rh6h5]} Qxb4+ 46. Kc1 {[%cal Rh6h5]}
Qc3+ 47. Kb1 {[%cal Rh6h5]} Qb4+ 48. Kc1 {[%cal Rh6h5]} Qc4+ 49. Kb1 {[%cal
Rh6h5]} Qe4+ 50. Kb2 {Qh5+ would kill now.} Qb4+ 51. Kc1 {[%cal Rh6h5]} Qc3+
52. Kb1 {[%cal Rh6h5]} Qb3+ 53. Kc1 {[%cal Rh6h5]} Qc4+ 54. Kb1 {[%cal Rh6h5]}
Qe4+ 55. Kb2 {White threatens Qh5+ and mate.} Qb4+ 56. Kc1 {[%cal Rh6h5]} Qa3+
57. Kb1 {[%cal Rh6h5]} Qb3+ 58. Kc1 {[%cal Rh6h5]} Qc3+ 59. Kb1 {[%cal Rh6h5]}
Qb3+ 60. Kc1 {[%cal Rh6h5]} Qc4+ 61. Kb1 {[%cal Rh6h5]} Qf1+ $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (
61… Qb3+ $11 62. Kc1) 62. Kb2 {[%cal Rh6h5]} Bf5 {[#]} 63. e6+ $1 {[%mdl 512]
Precision: White = 58%, Black = 59%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.4”]
[White “Hou, Yifan”]
[Black “Aronian, Levon”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C50”]
[WhiteElo “2670”]
[BlackElo “2802”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “50”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,50,56,36,45,0,0,-51,-53,-75,-22,-92,-66,-99,-44,-39,-29,-45,-18,-11,
-15,-20,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,45]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5.
d3 O-O 6. Nbd2 d6 7. c3 a6 8. Bb3 Ba7 9. h3 Kh8 {C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6,
main lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3} (9… h6 10. Re1 Re8 11. Nf1 Be6 12. Bc2 Ne7 13.
d4 Ng6 14. Ng3 c6 15. Be3 Qc7 16. Qd2 Rad8 17. Rad1 b5 18. b3 Bb6 19. Qc1 Bc8 {
1/2-1/2 (58) Anand,V (2779)-Nakamura,H (2779) Saint Louis 2016}) 10. Re1 Nh5
11. Nf1 {LiveBook: 8 Games} (11. d4 $5) 11… f5 {White is slightly better.}
12. exf5 $146 (12. Ng5 $5 {[%cal Rd1h5]} g6 13. Nf7+ Rxf7 14. Bxf7 $14) ({
Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 12. Ng5 Qe8 13.
Bf7 Rxf7 14. Qxh5 g6 15. Nxf7+ Qxf7 16. Qe2 f4 17. Nh2 {0-1 (32) Hou,Y (2578)
-Kosteniuk,A (2525) Beijing 2008}) 12… Bxf5 13. Be3 (13. d4 $11) 13… Bxe3
$15 14. Nxe3 Bg6 (14… Nf4 $17 15. Nxf5 Rxf5) 15. d4 (15. g3 $11) 15… Nf4
$17 16. dxe5 {[#]} Nd3 (16… Be4 $1 $17 {aiming for …Nxh3+!} 17. Nd2 Bxg2
18. Nxg2 Nxh3+ 19. Kh2 Qg5 20. Kxh3 Rxf2) 17. Rf1 Nxb2 18. Qd5 Nd3 19. exd6 $1
{The position is equal.} Nf4 20. Qg5 $1 Ne2+ 21. Kh1 {[#] And now Qxd8 would
win.} cxd6 22. Qxd8 Raxd8 23. Nd5 Na5 24. Rfe1 Nxb3 25. axb3 Nf4 {Precision:
White = 58%, Black = 68%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.4”]
[White “Kravtsiv, Martyn”]
[Black “Ding, Liren”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “E54”]
[WhiteElo “2670”]
[BlackElo “2771”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “220”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 27,219,0,12,-11,-12,-43,-40,-39,-39,-53,-52,-57,-61,-58,-58,-69,-66,-67,
-66,-66,-53,-53,-53,-53,-49,-47,-42,-84,-86,-71,-74,-139,-139,-244,-244,-244,
-237,-237,-215,-208,-189,-168,-153,-295,-284,-264,-254,-260,-239,-611,-611,
-611,-597,-581,-581,-598,-574,-450,0,-167,0,-52,0,-167,0,-403,-360,-479,-459,
-537,-525,-505,-494,-487,-456,-366,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-12851,0,-12851,0,0,0,-12851,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
-12851,-12851,-12851,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-12851,
-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,
-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,
-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,-12851,-29982,-12851,-12851,
-12851,-29984,-12851,-29986,-29999]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. d4 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5.
Bd3 d5 6. Nf3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 c5 8. O-O cxd4 9. exd4 b6 10. Qe2 Bb7 11. Rd1 Bxc3
12. bxc3 Qc7 13. Ne5 Nbd7 14. Nxd7 {E54: Nimzo-Indian: Rubinstein: Main Line:
7…dxc4 8 Bxc4} Qxd7 {LiveBook: 6 Games} 15. Bd2 (15. Bb5 {keeps more tension.
} Qc7 16. Bb2 Rfd8 17. Rac1 Qf4 18. f3) 15… Ne4 16. f3 {The position is
equal.} (16. Bd3 $5 {[%cal Rd3e4]} Qc6 17. Bxe4 (17. Qh5 g6 $11) 17… Qxe4 18.
Qxe4 Bxe4 19. Rac1 $11) 16… Nxd2 17. Qxd2 Rac8 18. Bb3 Bd5 19. Qd3 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 19. Rdc1 Bc4 20. Rab1 Rc7 21. Qe3 Rfc8 {0-1 (35) Yang,Y (1803)
-Tan,Z (2488) China 2014}) 19… Qc6 20. Rac1 Bc4 21. Bxc4 Qxc4 22. Rc2 Rfd8
23. Kf2 h5 (23… g6 {feels hotter.} 24. Qxc4 Rxc4 25. Ke2 b5 26. g3 a6) 24.
Qxc4 Rxc4 $15 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} 25. Ke2 b5 26. f4 f6 27. Kd3 e5 28.
fxe5 fxe5 29. Rb1 (29. Rb2 $142) 29… a6 $17 {[%cal Re5d4]} 30. Rbb2 (30. Rcb2
$17) 30… exd4 $19 31. cxd4 Rdxd4+ 32. Ke3 Re4+ 33. Kf3 Rf4+ 34. Ke3 Kh7 35.
g3 (35. Rxc4 $17 Rxc4 36. Rd2) 35… Rfe4+ 36. Kf3 {[#]} Rxc2 $1 37. Rxc2 {
KR-KR} Ra4 38. h4 $2 (38. Rf2) 38… Kg6 39. Rc6+ Kf7 40. Rc7+ Kf6 41. Rc6+ Ke5
42. Rc5+ Kf6 $2 (42… Kd4 43. Rc2 g6) 43. Rc6+ {[#]} Kf7 (43… Kf5 $1 $19 44.
Rc5+ Kg6 45. Rc6+ Kf7 46. Rc7+ Kf8 47. Rc8+ Ke7 48. Rc7+ Kf8 49. Rc8+ Ke7 50.
Rc7+ Kf8) 44. Rc7+ $1 $15 Kg6 (44… Kf8 $15 45. Rc8+ Ke7 46. Rc7+ Kf8 47. Rc8+
Kf7 48. Rc7+) 45. Rc6+ $19 Kh7 $2 (45… Kf5 46. Rc5+ Kg6) 46. Rc2 g6 47. Ke3
Kg7 48. Rc7+ Kf6 49. Rc6+ Kf5 50. Rc5+ Ke6 51. Rc6+ Ke5 $2 (51… Kd5 $19 52.
Rxg6 Rxa2) 52. Rxg6 $11 Ra3+ 53. Kd2 Rxa2+ 54. Kc3 Ke4 55. Rg5 Kf3 56. Rxh5
Kxg3 57. Rh8 Ra4 58. h5 Kg4 59. Kb3 Kg5 60. Kb2 Rh4 61. Ra8 $1 Rb4+ 62. Kc3
Rc4+ (62… Ra4 {feels hotter.} 63. Rd8 Kf6 64. Rd6+ Ke5 65. Rd8 a5) 63. Kb3
Rc6 64. Rh8 Rh6 65. Rd8 Kxh5 (65… Rxh5 $2 66. Rd1 $17) 66. Rd5+ Kg4 67. Kb4
Kf4 68. Rd1 Ke3 69. Kc5 Ke2 $2 (69… Rh4 $19 70. Rd8 Rc4+ 71. Kb6 Ra4) 70. Rd4
(70. Ra1 {with more complications.}) 70… Rh1 $2 (70… Ke3 $19 {( -> …
Rc6+!)} 71. Rg4 Re6) 71. Rd6 Ra1 {Hoping for …Ra4.} 72. Rh6 Kd3 $2 ({Black
should try} 72… Ra4 $19 73. Rh3 Kd1 74. Rh1+ Kc2 75. Rh2+ Kd3 76. Rh3+ Kc2
77. Rh2+ Kd3 78. Rh3+ Kd2 79. Rh2+ Kd1 80. Rh1+ Kc2 81. Rh2+) 73. Kb4 Rb1+ 74.
Ka5 Ra1+ 75. Kb4 Kd4 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (75… Ra4+ $11 76. Kb3 a5 77. Rh3+ Ke2)
76. Rh4+ $19 Ke5 77. Rh5+ $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (77. Rh6 $11) 77… Kf6 78. Rh6+ Kg5
$2 (78… Kf7 $19 79. Rb6 Ke7) 79. Rd6 Ra4+ 80. Kb3 Kf5 81. Rh6 Ke5 82. Rg6 Kd5
{aiming for …Kc5.} 83. Rf6 Kc5 84. Rh6 Ra1 {White must now prevent …Ra4.}
85. Kb2 Ra4 (85… Ra5 {looks sharper.} 86. Rh5+ Kd4 87. Rh4+ Ke5 88. Rh5+ Kf4)
86. Kb3 Rb4+ 87. Ka3 {Rh5+ is the strong threat.} a5 88. Rh5+ Kd6 {Threatens
to win with …Kc6.} 89. Rh6+ Ke5 {Strongly threatening …Rf4.} 90. Rh5+ Kf6 {
And now …Ke6 would win.} 91. Rh6+ $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (91. Rd5 $11) 91… Kg5
92. Ra6 Ra4+ 93. Kb3 Kf5 94. Rh6 Rg4 95. Rb6 a4+ 96. Ka2 Rb4 97. Rh6 Rb3 98.
Rh4 Ke5 99. Rg4 Kd5 100. Rh4 Kc5 101. Rh5+ Kb4 102. Rh4+ Ka5 103. Rh5 Rf3 104.
Rg5 a3 {[%cal Ba4a3,Ba3a2,Ba2a1][%mdl 32]} 105. Rg4 b4 106. Rh4 Rf2+ 107. Kb3
Rb2+ 108. Kc4 a2 109. Rh8 Rc2+ (109… b3 $19 110. Ra8+ Kb6) 110. Kb3 a1=N# {
Precision: White = 55%, Black = 66%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.4”]
[White “Bruzon Batista, Lazaro”]
[Black “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A06”]
[WhiteElo “2651”]
[BlackElo “2781”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “86”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 12,86,14,-12,2,0,42,32,34,28,41,41,41,37,62,33,31,29,29,35,50,57,58,35,
37,24,33,33,89,79,104,73,95,89,142,114,166,132,130,118,138,135,136,137,153,130,
132,132,135,122,160,134,217,139,177,0,0,0,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-150,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. d4 Bg7 4. Bg2 Nd7 5. O-O Ngf6 6. Bf4 O-O 7. Qc1 {
LiveBook: 5 Games. D02: 1 d4 d5 2 Nf3 sidelines, including 2…Nf6 3 g3 and 2..
.Nf6 3 Bf4} b6 (7… c5 8. Bh6 Bxh6 9. Qxh6 Qb6 10. dxc5 Qxb2 11. Nbd2 Nxc5 12.
Rab1 Qc3 13. Nb3 Nce4 14. Nbd4 b6 15. Rb3 Qc5 16. e3 Ba6 17. h3 Bxf1 18. Bxf1
Qc7 19. Bd3 e5 20. Bxe4 Nxe4 21. Rc3 Qxc3 {0-1 (21) Huzman,A (2580)-Gelfand,B
(2741) Berlin 2015}) 8. c4 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate
with similar games:} 8. Nc3 c6 9. Re1 Bb7 10. Bh6 Ng4 11. Bxg7 Kxg7 12. e4 e5
13. h3 Nh6 14. dxe5 Re8 15. exd5 cxd5 {1-0 (36) Geisert,B (1498)-Wirth,F (1428)
Ludwigshafen 2000}) 8… Ba6 9. Ne5 {aiming for Nc6.White is slightly better.}
Bb7 10. Rd1 e6 11. Nc3 c6 12. e4 dxe4 13. Nxe4 (13. Qe3 {is interesting.} Qe7
14. Nxe4 Nxe4 15. Bxe4 Nxe5 16. dxe5 Rad8 17. Bg5) 13… Nxe4 14. Bxe4 Nxe5 15.
Bxe5 Bxe5 16. dxe5 Qc7 17. Qg5 c5 18. Bxb7 Qxb7 19. h4 {[%cal Bh2h4,Bh4h5]
[%mdl 32]} Rfe8 (19… Qe4 $14) 20. Rd6 $16 Qe7 21. Qf4 Rab8 22. Rad1 Rb7 (
22… h5 $142) 23. h5 g5 (23… gxh5 $16 24. Kg2 h4) 24. Qe4 h6 25. b3 Rc7 26.
Kg2 Kg7 27. R1d2 Rg8 28. R2d3 Qe8 29. Kh2 Qa8 30. Qe2 Qb7 31. a4 a6 (31… Qa8
$16) 32. Qg4 b5 33. Rf3 $2 {[#]} (33. axb5 $18 axb5 34. cxb5) 33… bxa4 $11
34. bxa4 a5 35. Rf6 Rd7 36. Rxd7 $40 {[%mdl 128] White mounts an attack.} Qxd7
{[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} 37. f4 $1 Qd2+ 38. Kh3 Kf8 39. Rxh6 ({Avoid the
trap} 39. Qxe6 $2 g4+ 40. Qxg4 Rxg4 $19) (39. fxg5 $11 hxg5 40. Rf1) 39… Qf2
({Better is} 39… Qc1 $17 {[%cal Rc1h1]} 40. Kh2 Qxc4) 40. fxg5 {[#] Rf6 is
the strong threat.The position is equal.} Qf1+ 41. Kh4 Qh1+ 42. Qh3 Qe4+ 43.
Qg4 Qh1+ {Precision: White = 63%, Black = 37%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.4”]
[White “Bluebaum, Matthias”]
[Black “So, Wesley”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D41”]
[WhiteElo “2633”]
[BlackElo “2792”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “83”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,83,19,16,17,21,18,14,22,16,22,11,30,31,18,14,31,37,40,28,33,33,33,29,
30,31,33,33,31,26,31,32,33,41,37,27,35,18,22,19,25,25,25,25,31,31,34,7,7,7,7,0,
9,2,15,10,9,7,7,7,7,7,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c5
5. cxd5 cxd4 6. Qxd4 exd5 7. Bg5 Be7 8. e3 O-O {D50: Queen’s Gambit Declined:
Dutch-Peruvian Gambit} 9. Be2 {LiveBook: 12 Games} h6 (9… Nc6 10. Qd2 Be6 11.
O-O h6 12. Bxf6 Bxf6 13. Rfd1 Qb6 14. Rac1 Rfd8 15. Na4 Qc7 16. Nc5 {1/2-1/2
(88) Grischuk,A (2737)-Wei,Y (2707) Doha 2016}) 10. Bh4 Nc6 11. Qd3 Qb6 12. O-O
Rd8 13. Rfd1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. Qb5 Qxb5 14. Nxb5 g5 15. Bg3 Ne4 16. Bc7
Re8 17. h3 a6 {1/2-1/2 (17) Lelgemann,L (2064)-Gonschior,M (2120) GER email
2014}) 13… Bg4 (13… Be6 {keeps more tension.} 14. Nb5 Rac8 15. Nfd4 Bd7 16.
Nc3 Be6) 14. Qb5 Qxb5 15. Nxb5 Rac8 16. h3 Be6 17. Rac1 g5 18. Bg3 Ne4 19. Bc7
Re8 {[#] White must now prevent …a6.} 20. Bh2 Bf6 21. Nfd4 Nxd4 22. Nxd4 Rxc1
23. Rxc1 Rc8 24. Rxc8+ Bxc8 25. Kf1 Nc5 26. Bf3 Be6 27. b3 Bxd4 28. exd4 $11 {
[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBB-KBN} Ne4 29. Ke1 Bf5 30. a4 Kf8 31. Ke2 Ke7 {The
position is equal.} 32. Ke3 Ke6 33. Bh5 Bh7 34. Be5 f6 35. Bb8 a6 36. Bc7 (36.
Ba7 {is interesting.} Nd6 37. Kd2 Nc8 38. Bc5 Nd6 39. b4) 36… Nd6 37. Bxd6
Kxd6 38. a5 Be4 39. g3 Bf5 40. h4 Kc6 41. Be2 Bc2 42. b4 {Precision: White =
77%, Black = 65%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.4”]
[White “Erdos, Viktor”]
[Black “Svidler, Peter”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A35”]
[WhiteElo “2619”]
[BlackElo “2756”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “103”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 27,103,19,22,33,19,12,1,16,10,0,0,0,0,0,0,-6,31,27,36,32,37,12,21,0,0,0,
16,0,78,84,52,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. e3 g6 5. d4
cxd4 6. exd4 d5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Qb3 e6 9. Bb5 Bg7 10. O-O {A35: Symmetrical
English: 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 Nf3} O-O 11. Bxc6 bxc6 12. Na4 Qd6 13. Re1 Rb8 14. Qc2 (
14. Qd1 c5 15. Nxc5 Bb7 16. Bg5 Ba8 17. Qd2 Rb5 {0-1 (59) Caruana,F (2807)-Le,
Q (2739) Saint Louis 2017}) 14… Nb4 {LiveBook: 7 Games} 15. Qd1 c5 $146 {
[%cal Rc5d4]} ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:}
15… Ba6 16. Nc5 Bc4 17. b3 Bd5 {1-0 (50) Blomqvist,E (2545)-Hauge,L (2385)
Vasteras 2016}) 16. Nxc5 Bb7 17. Nxb7 Rxb7 18. b3 Nc6 19. Bb2 Rd8 20. Re4 a5 {
[%cal Ba7a5,Ba5a4][%mdl 32]} 21. Qe2 a4 22. d5 Bxb2 23. Qxb2 a3 24. Qf6 Qxd5
25. Rae1 Rb5 26. g4 (26. Rc4 $5 {[%cal Rc4c6]} Rc5 27. Ra4 $11 (27. Rxc5 Qxc5
28. Ne5 Qe7 $11)) 26… Qd6 27. Rc4 Rd5 (27… Rf8 $11) 28. Ng5 $16 Qe7 29.
Qxf7+ (29. Ne4 $1 $14 Rd1 30. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 31. Kg2 Qxf6 32. Nxf6+ Kg7 33. Ne8+ (
33. Rxc6 Kxf6 34. Ra6 Kg5 $16) 33… Kf8 34. Rxc6 Kxe8 35. Ra6) 29… Qxf7 $11
{The position is equal.} 30. Nxf7 Kxf7 31. Rxc6 $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame
KRR-KRR} Rd2 32. g5 Rxa2 33. Rc7+ Kg8 34. Rxe6 Rf8 35. Ree7 {[#] Intending
Rg7+ and mate.} Rfxf2 36. Rg7+ Kf8 37. Rxh7 {[%cal Rh7h8]} Kg8 {Strongly
threatening …Rfd2.} 38. Rcg7+ Kf8 39. Ra7 {[%cal Rh7h8] [#]} Kg8 40. Rhg7+
Kf8 41. Rh7 {[%cal Rh7h8]} Rg2+ 42. Kh1 {[%cal Rh7h8]} Kg8 {aiming for …Rgd2.
} 43. Rhg7+ Kh8 44. Rh7+ Kg8 {White must now prevent …Rgc2.} 45. Rhg7+ Kf8
46. Rh7 {[%cal Rh7h8]} Kg8 {Threatens to win with …Rgd2.} 47. Rag7+ Kf8 48.
Rf7+ Kg8 $1 {…Rxh2+! is the strong threat.} 49. Rfg7+ Kf8 {Hoping for …
Rxh2+!} 50. Rf7+ Kg8 $1 {And now …Rxh2+ would win.} 51. Rhg7+ Kh8 52. Rh7+ {
Precision: White = 78%, Black = 74%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.4”]
[White “Sevian, Samuel”]
[Black “Li, Chao b”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “D11”]
[WhiteElo “2610”]
[BlackElo “2745”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “138”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 14,138,35,29,35,9,56,41,49,14,25,0,2,0,0,-53,-32,-35,-36,-49,-32,-29,
-31,-39,-49,-74,-69,-89,-81,-81,-79,-88,-100,-87,-71,-123,-89,-93,-36,-58,-50,
-34,-34,-78,-75,-100,-101,-94,-85,-77,-81,-119,-121,-105,-89,-105,-14,-106,-67,
-75,-32,-31,-20,-32,-14,-14,-15,-17,-22,-51,-21,-28,-11,-11,0,-13,-9,-27,-8,
-29,-35,-35,-15,-18,0,-37,-38,-77,-48,-57,0,-116,-92,-93,0,-7,0,-13,-16,-38,
-16,-35,-11,-10,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-12851,-12851,-12851,
-29989]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c6 3. d4 d5 4. e3 g6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Be2 O-O 7. O-O b6
8. a4 {LiveBook: 19 Games. D94: Grünfeld: 4 Nf3 Bg7 5 e3} Bb7 9. a5 bxa5 $146 (
{Predecessor:} 9… e6 10. b4 dxc4 11. Bxc4 Nd5 12. Nxd5 exd5 13. Bd3 b5 14.
Nd2 a6 15. Nb3 Nd7 {1/2-1/2 (39) Bukavshin,I (2517)-Bu,X (2670) Moscow 2012})
10. Qa4 {White is slightly better.} dxc4 11. Qxa5 Nbd7 12. Bxc4 c5 13. dxc5 Qc8
14. Ba6 (14. Nd4 $11) 14… Bxa6 $15 15. Qxa6 {Strongly threatening b4.} Qxa6
16. Rxa6 {b4 is the strong threat.} Nxc5 17. Ra3 Rfc8 18. Nd4 Bf8 19. Nde2 e6
20. Rd1 a5 21. f3 Nfd7 {[%cal Bf6d7,Bd7e5,Be5d3][%mdl 32]} 22. Ra2 Ne5 23. e4
Ned3 24. Kf1 (24. Bg5 $142) 24… Nb4 25. Ra1 Ncd3 (25… Bg7 $17) 26. Rb1 Nxc1
27. Rbxc1 Rd8 28. g3 Nd3 29. Ra1 Bb4 30. Na4 Rac8 31. f4 e5 32. b3 Rb8 33. Ra2
Kg7 34. Rc2 h5 ({Better is} 34… exf4 $17 35. gxf4 Rd6) 35. Rc4 (35. Nec3 $1
$11 {keeps the balance.}) 35… h4 36. Rc6 hxg3 37. hxg3 exf4 38. gxf4 {[#]} g5
$1 {[%mdl 512]} 39. fxg5 Ne5 40. Rxd8 Rxd8 41. Rc2 Nf3 42. Kf2 Nxg5 {Black
wants to play …Rd3.} 43. Ke3 Rd1 44. Ng3 Re1+ 45. Re2 Rb1 46. Rb2 Rg1 47.
Nh5+ Kf8 48. Nf6 Kg7 49. Nh5+ Kh6 50. Rh2 Re1+ 51. Kd3 Bd6 (51… Nf3 $1 $15
52. Rh3 Nd2) 52. Rh4 (52. Ng3+ $11 Kg6 53. Rg2) 52… Nf3 53. Rh3 {Threatens
to win with Nf6+.} Ne5+ (53… Ng1 $17 54. Rh1 Kg6) 54. Kd2 $1 $11 {[%cal
Rd2e1]} Rb1 55. Ng3+ Kg5 56. Nf5 Bb4+ 57. Kc2 Re1 {And now …Re2+ would win.}
(57… Rf1 {looks sharper.} 58. Nc3 Rf2+ 59. Kc1 Kf4 60. Rh4+ Kf3) 58. Nc3 Bxc3
(58… Nc6 {feels hotter.} 59. Ne3 Nd4+ 60. Kb2 f6 61. Ned5 Bd6) 59. Rxc3 {
[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} Re2+ 60. Kb1 Rxe4 61. Nd6 Re1+ 62. Ka2 f5 {[#]} (
62… f6 {seems wilder.} 63. Rc5 Kg6 64. Rxa5 Nd3 65. Ra4 Rd1) 63. Nxf5 $1 {
[%mdl 512]} Kxf5 {KRN-KR} 64. Rc5 Ke4 65. Rxa5 Nd3 66. Ra8 Nb4+ 67. Kb2 Re2+
68. Kc3 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (68. Kc1 $11) 68… Nd5+ $19 69. Kc4 Nb6+ {Precision:
White = 42%, Black = 51%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.5”]
[White “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Black “Lenic, Luka”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B30”]
[WhiteElo “2799”]
[BlackElo “2646”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “89”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 13,89,22,31,37,35,30,21,29,32,12,24,20,37,19,30,0,59,0,12,5,28,26,23,12,
14,14,20,26,16,24,48,29,54,27,35,27,20,20,23,25,25,21,20,32,32,7,8,6,29,8,81,
37,135,143,196,193,175,173,29988,29989,29989,370,309,252,246,245,411,411,404,
404,424,403,601,581,821,643,1722,1666]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6 4. O-O
Nge7 5. d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Qb6 7. Nxc6 {B30: Sicilian: 2…Nc6 3 Bb5, lines
without …g6} dxc6 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 8. Bc4 Ng6 9. Kh1 $146 {White is
slightly better.} ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar
games:} 9. a4 a5 10. Kh1 Be7 11. f4 O-O 12. Nc3 Qb4 13. Qe2 e5 14. f5 Nf4 15.
Bxf4 exf4 {1-0 (52) Frolyanov,D (2537)-Filipenko,A (2286) Samara 2017}) 9…
Qc7 10. f4 Bd6 {[%cal Rg6f4]} 11. e5 Be7 12. Nc3 O-O 13. Bd3 b6 14. a4 a6 ({
Better is} 14… Bb7 $11) 15. Be4 Bb7 16. Be3 c5 17. g3 f5 18. exf6 Bxf6 19.
Qf3 Bxe4 20. Qxe4 Bxc3 21. bxc3 Rae8 22. Rad1 Re7 23. Rf2 (23. a5 $5) 23… Rd8
24. Rxd8+ Qxd8 25. Rd2 Qc7 26. Qa8+ Kf7 $1 27. Qxa6 Qb7+ 28. Qxb7 Rxb7 $11 {
[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 29. a5 (29. Rd1 $5 {[%cal Rd1b1]}) 29… bxa5 30.
Bxc5 Ne7 31. Rd8 Nd5 (31… Rc7 $11 32. Bd6 Ra7) 32. Bd4 {Black must now
prevent Ra8.} a4 (32… Ne7 $14) 33. Ra8 $16 Rb1+ (33… e5 $16) 34. Kg2 $18
Rc1 35. Ra7+ Kg6 $2 {[#]} (35… Ke8 $18 36. Rxa4 Rxc2+ 37. Kh3 Nf6) 36. Rxg7+
Kh6 37. Ra7 $2 (37. Rg5 {NOTEXT} e5 38. Bxe5 Ne3+ 39. Kf3 Nf5 40. Rxf5 Kg6 41.
Rf6+ Kg7 42. Ra6+ Kf7 43. Rxa4) 37… Nxc3 38. Kh3 ({Less strong is} 38. Bxc3
Rxc2+ 39. Kh3 Rxc3 $16) 38… Nb5 39. Rxa4 Rxc2 $2 {[#]} (39… Nxd4 40. Rxd4
Rxc2) 40. Be5 Kg6 41. Ra6 Kf7 42. Rb6 Rc5 (42… Na3 $142 43. Rb7+ Kg6) 43.
Rb7+ {White is clearly winning.} Kg6 44. Rg7+ Kh6 45. Rg5 {Precision: White =
54%, Black = 42%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.5”]
[White “Radjabov, Teimour”]
[Black “Artemiev, Vladislav”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B42”]
[WhiteElo “2742”]
[BlackElo “2692”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “141”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 14,141,31,20,27,0,19,0,20,31,58,21,26,28,42,0,10,10,6,0,0,-13,14,0,8,0,
0,0,0,0,-4,-28,-17,-10,-13,-55,-22,-75,-66,-75,-14,-122,0,-10,0,0,0,0,0,0,48,
58,80,80,82,80,72,75,97,42,41,33,43,23,37,33,18,39,69,51,87,76,88,28,27,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,29,14,114,108,141,141,141,141,137,114,176,158,144,136,1083,
445,1190,1190,1190,1190,1190,1183,1175,1175,1175,442,434,412,29966,316,29967,
29967,29968,29969,29968,29966,29960,29964,29971,29972,5627,5243]} 1. e4 c5 2.
Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Nf6 6. O-O Qc7 7. Nc3 d6 8. a4 b6 {B43:
Sicilian: Kan Variation: 5 Nc3} 9. Re1 (9. Qe2 Bb7 10. f4 Nbd7 11. Bd2 Be7 12.
g4 d5 13. e5 Bc5 14. Be3 Ne4 15. Bxe4 dxe4 16. Bf2 {1-0 (32) Najer,E (2653)
-Volokitin,A (2638) Dubai 2014}) 9… Be7 10. Qf3 Nbd7 $146 {[%cal Bb8d7,Bd7e5,
Be5d3][%mdl 32] The position is equal.} ({Predecessor:} 10… O-O 11. Qg3 Nbd7
12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. exd5 Nc5 14. Bc4 Bf6 15. Nf3 e5 16. Bg5 Bxg5 17. Qxg5 {
1-0 (38) Garrido Dominguez,J (2333)-Beltran de Heredia Eguiaz,M (2041)
Galapagar 2009}) 11. Qg3 Ne5 12. f4 Nxd3 13. cxd3 O-O 14. Be3 Bb7 15. f5 e5 16.
Nf3 Kh8 17. Kh1 Rae8 (17… b5 $5) 18. Rac1 Qd8 19. Bg5 Nh5 20. Qg4 Bxg5 21.
Nxg5 Nf6 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black fights for an advantage.} 22. Qh3 h6 23. Nf3 d5
24. g4 dxe4 $1 25. dxe4 {g5 is the strong threat.} Qa8 $1 {[%cal Rf6e4]} 26.
Nd2 Kg8 ({Black should play} 26… Rc8 $1 $17 27. Qg2 (27. g5 Nxe4 28. Ndxe4
Bxe4+ 29. Kg1 Rg8 $11) 27… Kg8) 27. Qh4 (27. Re2 $11 {remains equal.}) 27…
Rd8 (27… Rc8 $17 {White must now prevent …Bxe4+!} 28. Kg1 b5 $1 {[%mdl 512]
} 29. axb5 axb5) 28. g5 $11 hxg5 29. Qxg5 {[#]} Rxd2 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 30. Qxd2
Bxe4+ 31. Kg1 $1 Bxf5 (31… Rd8 $5 {[%cal Rd8d2]} 32. Qg5 Bf3 $11) 32. Rxe5
Bg6 33. Nd5 Nxd5 34. Qxd5 Qb8 35. Rce1 {aiming for Qd7.} Qc8 36. Qd4 (36. R5e3
$16) 36… f6 $14 37. Rd5 Bf7 38. Rd6 b5 39. a5 Qf5 40. Re4 Qg5+ 41. Kf2 (41.
Rg4 $5 {[%cal Rg4g5]} Qc1+ 42. Kg2 $14) 41… Qf5+ {[#]} 42. Kg3 $1 Bg6 43. Rf4
(43. Re1 $16) 43… Qb1 $1 $11 44. Rd8 ({Don’t play} 44. Rxa6 Re8 $16) 44…
Qe1+ 45. Kh3 Qe6+ 46. Kg2 Qe2+ 47. Kh3 Qe6+ 48. Kg3 {Strongly threatening Qd5.}
Qe1+ 49. Kg2 Qe2+ 50. Kg1 Qe1+ 51. Rf1 Qxa5 (51… Qe2 $1 $11 {keeps the
balance.}) 52. Rd1 {Threatens to win with Qd5+.} Rxd8 53. Qxd8+ Qxd8 54. Rxd8+
$16 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KR-KB} Kf7 55. Ra8 {[%mdl 1024] White has strong
compensation.} Bd3 (55… Bc2 $16 {might work better.} 56. Rxa6 g5) 56. Ra7+
Kg6 57. b4 f5 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (57… Bc4 $16 58. Kf2 (58. Rxa6 Kh5 $16) 58…
Be6 59. Rxa6 Kf5) 58. Kf2 $18 Kf6 (58… Kh6 $142 59. Rxa6+ Kh5) 59. Rxa6+ Kg5
{[#]} 60. h4+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kh5 (60… Kxh4 61. Rg6) 61. Ke3 Bc4 62. Kf4 g6
63. Ra8 {[%cal Ra8h8]} Kh6 64. Rb8 Be2 (64… Bf1 $18 65. Rc8 Bc4 66. Rh8+ Kg7)
65. Rh8+ Kg7 66. Re8 Bf1 67. Kg5 Kf7 68. Re5 Bd3 69. Rd5 Be2 70. Rd6 Bh5 71.
Rb6 {Precision: White = 55%, Black = 46%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.5”]
[White “Andreikin, Dmitry”]
[Black “Matlakov, Maxim”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A06”]
[WhiteElo “2708”]
[BlackElo “2728”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “64”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,64,-6,55,0,49,11,15,10,10,10,11,4,0,0,3,-27,-32,-51,-32,-85,-7,-7,0,
-70,-79,-88,-89,-98,-98,-98,-98,-100,-98,-96,-97,-345,-342,-913,-902,-1160,
-1133,-1520,-1490,-1429,-910,-899,-874,-6507,-6503]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. b3 Bf5 3. Bb2
e6 4. g3 Nf6 5. Bg2 h6 6. c4 c6 7. O-O Nbd7 8. d3 Bh7 9. Nbd2 Bd6 {LiveBook:
10 Games} (9… Be7 $11) 10. a3 {A12: English Opening: 1…c6 with b3 by White}
({White should play} 10. cxd5 $14 exd5 11. e4 dxe4 12. dxe4) (10. e4 dxe4 11.
Nxe4 Be7 12. Nxf6+ Bxf6 13. Bxf6 Qxf6 14. d4 O-O 15. Qe2 Rfd8 16. Rad1 a5 17.
Rd2 a4 {1-0 (49) Torre,E (2494)-Atalik,S (2550) Tekirdag 2016}) 10… a5 11. e4
dxe4 12. Nxe4 $146 {The position is equal.} ({Predecessor:} 12. dxe4 e5 13. Nh4
O-O 14. Nf5 Bc5 15. Qc2 Re8 16. Bc3 Bxf5 17. exf5 Qe7 {0-1 (37) Foermes,A
(2037)-Rosenberger,F (2090) Hofheim 2014}) 12… Be7 13. Nxf6+ Bxf6 14. d4 O-O
15. Re1 Nc5 16. Re3 a4 17. b4 Nb3 18. Ra2 (18. Rxb3 $15 axb3 19. Qxb3) 18…
Qb6 (18… Qc7 $17) 19. c5 $1 $11 {[%cal Rc5b6]} Qc7 20. Bf1 (20. d5 $11) 20…
Rad8 $15 21. Bc4 {[#]} e5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 22. Bxb3 (22. dxe5 Rxd1+) 22… axb3
23. Qxb3 {[%cal Rd4e5]} exd4 24. Re1 Qd7 25. Ba1 Rfe8 26. Rd1 $2 (26. Rxe8+ $17
{might work better.} Qxe8 27. Qd1) 26… Be4 $19 27. Ne1 $2 (27. Re2 d3 28.
Rxe4 Rxe4 29. Bxf6 gxf6 30. Kg2) 27… Bd5 {Black is clearly winning.} 28. Qb1
Qh3 {( -> …Rxe1+!)} 29. f4 Bxa2 30. Qxa2 d3 31. Bxf6 gxf6 32. Nxd3 {[#]} Rxd3
$1 {[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 28%, Black = 73%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.5”]
[White “Jobava, Baadur”]
[Black “Yu, Yangyi”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A01”]
[WhiteElo “2702”]
[BlackElo “2750”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “83”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 14,83,8,10,8,-4,0,-17,-14,-29,-22,-28,-23,-25,-17,-25,-19,-26,-23,-31,
-28,-31,-31,-30,-26,-36,-20,-32,-3,-33,15,15,15,15,16,0,18,23,39,25,31,31,168,
186,177,174,186,191,144,162,173,126,149,149,958,947,895,874,1490,1523,1409,
1401,1362,1307,1221,805,12828,831,29992,29993,29994,29995]} 1. b3 d5 2. Bb2 Nf6
3. e3 g6 4. c4 dxc4 (4… Bg7 5. cxd5 O-O 6. Nf3 Nbd7 7. Qc2 Nxd5 8. Bxg7 Kxg7
9. e4 N5b6 10. d4 Re8 11. a4 a5 12. Qc3 {1/2-1/2 (53) Mamedyarov,S (2765)-Wang,
Y (2720) Beijing 2014}) 5. Bxc4 Bg7 6. Nf3 {A01: Nimzowitsch-Larsen Opening}
O-O 7. O-O c5 8. Be2 {LiveBook: 3 Games. The position is equal.} b6 9. d3 Bb7
10. Nbd2 Nc6 11. a3 Nd5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11… Re8 12. Rc1 e5 13. Qc2 Nd5
14. Rfd1 Qe7 15. Qb1 Rad8 16. Nc4 f5 17. Bf1 f4 {1/2-1/2 (17) Stany,G (2381)
-Thejkumar,M (2437) Goa 2015}) 12. Bxg7 Kxg7 13. Qc2 Qd7 14. Qb2+ f6 15. Rfd1
Rfd8 16. Rac1 Rac8 17. h3 e5 18. Ne4 Qe7 19. Re1 Rd7 20. Bf1 Qd8 21. Rcd1 Nde7
22. b4 cxb4 23. axb4 Nf5 24. Rc1 Qe7 25. b5 Na5 26. Rxc8 Bxc8 27. d4 $36 {
[%cal Bd3d4,Bd4e5,Be5e6][%mdl 2080] White has some pressure.} Bb7 {[#]} (27…
exd4 $1 $14 28. exd4 Qd8) 28. Nxf6 $1 $18 Kxf6 (28… Qxf6 29. dxe5 Qe6 30. Ng5
$18) 29. dxe5+ Kf7 {[#] White must now prevent …Bxf3.} 30. e6+ $1 {[%mdl 512]
} Kxe6 {Strongly threatening …Bxf3.} (30… Qxe6 31. Ng5+) 31. e4 Ng7 32.
Qa2+ Kd6 {[#] aiming for …Kc7.} 33. Rc1 $1 Bxe4 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (33… Qd8
$16) 34. Qd2+ Ke6 35. Ng5+ Kf5 36. g4+ Kf6 37. Nxe4+ Qxe4 38. Qxd7 Ne6 39. Bg2
Qd4 40. Qxh7 (40. Bd5 $142 Qe5 41. Rd1) 40… Nf4 41. Qh8+ Ke6 42. Re1+ {
Precision: White = 69%, Black = 39%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.5”]
[White “Duda, Jan-Krzysztof”]
[Black “Ivanchuk, Vassily”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B36”]
[WhiteElo “2698”]
[BlackElo “2727”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “47”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 25,47,17,40,5,10,7,18,0,0,-27,-29,-40,-35,-22,-20,-56,-56,-48,-49,-113,
0,0,0,-108]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. c4 Nf6 6. Nc3 d6 7.
Be2 Nxd4 8. Qxd4 Bg7 9. Be3 O-O 10. Qd2 a5 {B36: Sicilian: Maroczy Bind:
Gurgenidze System} 11. O-O a4 12. Rac1 Qa5 13. f3 Bd7 {LiveBook: 7 Games} 14.
c5 Bc6 15. cxd6 Rfd8 {[#]} 16. Bc4 $146 {[#] Strongly threatening Nd5.} ({
Predecessor:} 16. Nb1 Qxd2 17. Nxd2 exd6 18. Nc4 d5 19. Nb6 Ra5 20. e5 Nd7 21.
f4 Nf8 22. Bd2 Ra7 23. Be3 Ra5 24. Bd2 Ra7 25. Be3 {1/2-1/2 (25) Kasparov,G
(2825)-Alterman,B (2615) Tel Aviv 1998}) 16… Rxd6 17. Qf2 Nd7 $1 18. Rfd1 a3
{And now …axb2 would win.} 19. Rxd6 exd6 20. b4 Qxb4 21. Nd5 Qb2 22. Rc2 (22.
h3 $15) 22… Qb1+ 23. Rc1 Qb2 24. Rc2 $1 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.5”]
[White “Hou, Yifan”]
[Black “Aronian, Levon”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C47”]
[WhiteElo “2670”]
[BlackElo “2802”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “110”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 22,110,41,38,53,56,58,29,30,41,41,27,41,11,7,0,14,-12,-11,-25,-5,-4,10,
-12,-14,-8,-8,-38,0,-39,-9,-10,-7,-49,-10,-67,-44,-38,-46,-60,-18,-82,-82,-119,
-119,-119,-119,-125,-127,-123,-127,-126,-120,-204,-108,-113,-122,-125,-116,
-147,-131,-181,-66,-139,-123,-149,-125,-126,-122,-129,-120,-165,-173,-343,-345,
-808,-804,-799,-771,-1533,-1350,-1766,-1760,-29973,-29974,-29974,-29973,-29974,
-29974,-29975,-29976]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d4 exd4 5. Nxd4 Bb4 6.
Nxc6 bxc6 7. Bd3 O-O 8. O-O Re8 9. Bg5 h6 10. Bh4 Rb8 {C47: Scotch Four
Knights and Four Knights with 4 g3} 11. f4 Be7 12. b3 {LiveBook: 7 Games} d6
$146 {White is slightly better.} ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate
with similar games:} 12… d5 13. e5 Ng4 14. Bxe7 Qxe7 15. Qd2 f6 16. h3 Qc5+
17. Kh1 Qe3 18. Qe2 Qxe2 19. Nxe2 fxe5 {1-0 (51) Kravtsiv,M (2621)-Ponomariov,
R (2710) Berlin 2015}) 13. Qf3 Nd7 14. Bxe7 Qxe7 15. Rae1 Nc5 16. e5 {Strongly
threatening exd6.} Qd8 17. exd6 (17. Qxc6 $2 Bb7 $19) 17… cxd6 18. Rxe8+ ({
Avoid the trap} 18. Qxc6 $2 Rxe1 19. Rxe1 Bb7 $19) 18… Qxe8 19. f5 Qe5 20. f6
Qd4+ 21. Rf2 g6 22. Ne2 ({Don’t blunder} 22. Qxc6 $2 Bd7 $19) (22. Ne4 $5 {
[%cal Re4c5]}) 22… Qa1+ 23. Rf1 Qe5 24. h3 Be6 25. Qf4 (25. Nf4 {is more
complex.} Qd4+ 26. Rf2 Nxd3 27. cxd3 Qa1+ 28. Rf1) 25… Qxf4 ({Not} 25… Nxd3
$2 26. Qxh6 Qxf6 27. Rxf6 $18) (25… Kh7 $5 {[%cal Rc5d3]} 26. Qxe5 dxe5 $11)
26. Nxf4 Re8 27. Kh2 Kf8 28. a3 (28. Rd1 $11) 28… g5 29. Nxe6+ Rxe6 $15 {
[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 30. Rf3 d5 31. b4 (31. Kg3 $11) 31… Nd7 $17 32.
Bf5 Ne5 $1 {[%cal Re5f3]} 33. Rc3 Rxf6 34. g4 Ke7 35. Rc5 Nc4 36. Bd3 Nxa3 37.
Ra5 {[#]} (37. Kg2 $17 {might work better.}) 37… Nb1 (37… Nxc2 $1 $19 {
[%mdl 512]} 38. Rxa7+ (38. Bxc2 Rf2+) 38… Ke6) 38. Rxa7+ Kd6 39. Kg2 Nc3 40.
Bf5 Nb5 41. Ra6 {[#]} Ke5 ({Black should try} 41… h5 $1 $19 {[%mdl 512]} 42.
Bd3 (42. gxh5 Rxf5) 42… Nc7) 42. Bd3 (42. Bd7 $1 $15) 42… Nc3 43. Bf5 Ne4
44. Ra7 Nd6 45. Bd3 Kd4 46. Rc7 Nc4 47. Re7 $2 (47. Kg3 {keeps fighting.})
47… Kc3 $19 48. Rb7 $2 (48. h4) 48… Ne3+ 49. Kg3 Nxc2 50. Bxc2 Kxc2 {KR-KR}
51. b5 cxb5 52. Rxb5 d4 {[%cal Bd5d4,Bd4d3][%mdl 32] Black mates.} 53. Rc5+ Kd2
54. h4 gxh4+ 55. Kxh4 d3 {Precision: White = 34%, Black = 55%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.5”]
[White “Motylev, Alexander”]
[Black “Giri, Anish”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B90”]
[WhiteElo “2668”]
[BlackElo “2777”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “102”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 13,102,22,24,9,19,9,15,9,15,2,24,0,33,-7,32,0,6,-4,-13,-32,-34,-131,
-129,-143,-147,-199,-208,-196,-203,-199,-198,-179,-135,-190,-195,-177,-192,
-223,-235,-220,-120,-361,-365,-377,-384,-370,-251,-251,-251,-251,-251,-251,
-251,-250,-236,-250,-250,-247,0,-127,0,-241,-225,-222,-214,-597,-585,-1146,
-1052,-12833,-12833,-12833,-12834,-12834,-6291,-12835,-12835,-12839,-12839,
-12839,-12837,-12840,-12840,-12839,-12837,-12839,-12839,-12845,-12843,-12845,
-10680]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bd3 Nbd7 {
B90: Sicilian Najdorf: Unusual White 6th moves, 6 Be3 Ng4 and 6 Be3 e5} (6…
g6 7. O-O Bg7 8. Kh1 O-O 9. f4 Nc6 10. Nxc6 bxc6 11. f5 a5 12. Qe1 Ba6 13. Qh4
a4 14. Bh6 Bxd3 15. cxd3 Qb6 16. fxg6 hxg6 {1-0 (50) Nepomniachtchi,I (2766)
-Giri,A (2764) Leuven 2017}) 7. O-O g6 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 8. Re1 Bg7 {The
position is equal.} 9. a4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9. Bf1 O-O 10. h3 e6 11. Nb3 Qc7
12. Bf4 Ne5 13. Qd2 Rd8 14. Rad1 {1-0 (48) Dgebuadze,A (2521)-Kolbus,D (2355)
Germany 2010}) 9… O-O 10. h3 Nc5 11. Bf1 Bd7 12. a5 Re8 13. Bg5 h6 14. Bh4 (
14. Bxf6 $5 exf6 15. Qd2 $14) 14… b5 15. b4 Ne6 16. Nxe6 Bxe6 17. Nd5 (17.
Rc1 $15) 17… g5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is under strong pressure.} 18. Bg3 {
[#]} Nxe4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 19. Rxe4 (19. Ra3 $17 Nxg3 20. Rxg3) 19… Bxd5 $1
$19 ({But not} 19… Bxa1 20. Nb6 $17) 20. Qxd5 Bxa1 21. c4 bxc4 $1 22. Rxc4 e6
23. Qxd6 (23. Qd3 $17) 23… Qxd6 24. Bxd6 Rec8 25. Rxc8+ Rxc8 {[%mdl 4096]
Endgame KRB-KB} 26. Bc5 Rc6 (26… Ra8 $1 $19 27. g3 Bc3) 27. Bb6 $2 (27. g3
$17) 27… Rc1 28. b5 axb5 29. a6 {a7 is the strong threat.} Be5 30. a7 Ra1 31.
f4 gxf4 32. Kf2 {[#]} b4 $1 {[%cal Rb4b3] Hoping for …b3.} 33. Bc4 Kg7 34.
Ke2 {[#]} Kf6 $1 35. Bd8+ Kg7 (35… Kg6 $19 36. Bb6 Kg5) 36. Bb6 $17 Kf6 (
36… Bc3 $17 37. Kd3 Ra3) 37. Bd8+ $1 $19 Kg6 38. Bb6 Bc3 39. Kf3 $2 (39. Bb3
Ra3 40. Kd3) 39… Bd2 {Black is clearly winning.} 40. Bb5 {Now Bc6 and White
clings on.} Be3 41. Bc6 Bxb6 42. a8=Q Rxa8 43. Bxa8 {KB-KB} f5 44. Bc6 b3 {
[%cal Bb4b3,Bb3b2][%mdl 32] ( -> …b2)} 45. Ba4 b2 46. Bc2 Bc7 47. Ke2 e5 {
[%cal Be6e5,Be5e4][%mdl 32]} 48. Kd3 e4+ 49. Kd4 {[#]} Be5+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} 50.
Kxe5 e3 51. Bxf5+ Kg7 {Precision: White = 28%, Black = 70%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.5”]
[White “Bluebaum, Matthias”]
[Black “So, Wesley”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “D37”]
[WhiteElo “2633”]
[BlackElo “2792”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “98”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,98,10,5,7,3,6,6,20,15,0,14,0,22,0,24,22,27,0,14,15,39,46,58,53,52,31,
29,12,10,10,0,-31,-11,-50,-20,-14,-8,-31,-11,-60,-58,-42,-22,-55,-48,-29,-33,
-31,-36,-30,-39,-68,-64,-257,-250,-245,-243,-231,-240,-222,-222,-308,-258,-354,
-360,-490,-504,-606,-604,-537,-539,-514,-465,-652,-626,-639,-622,-779,-794,
-788,-779,-808,-782]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6
Bxf6 7. e3 O-O 8. Qc2 c5 9. dxc5 dxc4 10. Bxc4 {next 0-0 is good for White.
D55: Queen’s Gambit Declined: 4 Bg5 Be7: Lines without …h6 and 6…h6 7 Bxf6}
Nd7 11. c6 bxc6 12. O-O {[%cal Bh1f1,Bf1d1,Bd1d2,Bd2c2][%mdl 32] The position
is equal.} Rb8 13. Rac1 {[#]} Qa5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13… c5 14. Rfd1 Qe7
15. b3 Bb7 16. Ne4 {1/2-1/2 (51) Anton Guijarro,D (2650)-Nakamura,H (2785)
Caleta 2017}) 14. b3 c5 15. Ne4 Bb7 16. Rfd1 Rfd8 17. Rd2 Bxe4 18. Qxe4 Bc3 19.
Rdc2 Nf6 20. Qf4 Bb4 21. Ne5 {Black must now prevent Nc6.} Qc7 22. Nd3 (22. h4
{seems wilder.} Bd2 23. Rf1 Ba5 24. g4 Qd6 25. g5) 22… Qxf4 23. Nxf4 Rd6 24.
g3 Rbd8 25. a4 Ng4 26. Be2 Ne5 27. Kf1 Nc6 28. Bc4 g5 29. Nh5 Kf8 30. Nf6 Ke7
$36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is more active.} 31. Ne4 Rd1+ 32. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 33. Kg2 Na5
34. Be2 Rd8 35. Bc4 $2 ({White should play} 35. g4 $15) 35… f5 $19 36. Nc3
Nxc4 37. bxc4 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame [#] KRB-KRN} Rd3 $1 38. Ne2 Ra3 39. g4 fxg4
40. Ng3 Rxa4 41. Ne4 Ra1 {Black is clearly winning.} 42. f3 gxf3+ 43. Kxf3 a5
44. Kg4 Re1 45. Kh5 (45. Kf3 $142) 45… Rxe3 46. Ng3 Rc3 47. Re2 Rxc4 48. Kxh6
g4 49. Kg6 a4 {Precision: White = 23%, Black = 65%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.6”]
[White “Aronian, Levon”]
[Black “Hou, Yifan”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A46”]
[WhiteElo “2802”]
[BlackElo “2670”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “103”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 10,103,66,52,62,51,52,41,58,38,50,42,45,42,36,43,57,70,75,65,61,66,88,
66,92,84,154,162,212,208,247,244,221,159,163,168,160,161,175,167,171,168,173,
178,199,197,182,125,125,125,125,125,133,133,133,131,131,114,192,159,169,14,14,
17,110,87,265,262,235,237,269,272,274,282,302,302,350,345,284,347,966,921,966,
853,909,932,860,860,595,595,1200,584,4929,4598,4929,4656]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6
3. c4 c5 4. e3 b6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bd3 {LiveBook: 13 Games} g6 {E14: Queen’s
Indian: Classical Variation (4 e3)} (6… Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. Re1 Nbd7 9. d5 e5
10. e4 Re8 11. g3 Nf8 12. Nh4 Bh3 13. Nf5 Qd7 14. Bc2 {1-0 (30) Malaniuk,V
(2462)-Pechac,J (2530) Ceske Budejovice 2015}) 7. d5 exd5 $146 ({Find the
theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 7… Bg7 8. h3 O-O 9. O-O
a6 10. e4 Nbd7 11. a3 Rb8 12. Bg5 h6 13. Be3 exd5 14. cxd5 {1-0 (43) Ivanov,J
(2420)-Le Roux,J (2275) Guingamp 2001}) 8. cxd5 Bg7 {White is slightly better.}
9. e4 a6 10. a4 Bg4 11. h3 Bxf3 $1 12. Qxf3 O-O 13. O-O Ne8 14. Bf4 $36 {
[%mdl 2048] White is pushing.} Qe7 15. Qg3 h6 16. Rae1 Nd7 17. Bc1 g5 (17…
Qe5 $142) 18. Nd1 $16 {[%cal Bc3d1,Bd1e3,Be3f5][%mdl 32]} Ne5 19. Ne3 Ng6 20.
Nf5 Qe5 21. Qxe5 Nxe5 22. Be2 Ng6 23. g3 Kh7 24. Kg2 Bf6 25. h4 gxh4 26. Bxh6
Ng7 27. Bxg7 Bxg7 28. b3 ({White should try} 28. Nxd6 $18 {Threatens to win
with Rh1.} hxg3 29. f4 (29. fxg3 Kg8 $18)) 28… hxg3 29. Kxg3 Bc3 30. Rd1 Rfe8
31. Bd3 $1 b5 32. axb5 axb5 33. f4 c4 (33… Red8 $16 34. Bxb5 Kg8) 34. bxc4
bxc4 35. Bxc4 $2 (35. Nxd6 $18 cxd3 36. Nxe8 Rxe8 37. Rxd3) 35… Rxe4 $11 36.
Nxd6 Re3+ (36… Rxf4 $1 $11 {keeps the balance.} 37. Rxf4 Be5 38. Nxf7 (38.
Rh1+ Kg7 $11) 38… Bxf4+ 39. Kg4 Ra4) 37. Rf3 Be1+ $2 (37… Rxf3+ $16 38.
Kxf3 Ra4) 38. Kg4 $18 Rxf3 39. Kxf3 Ra3+ {[#]} 40. Bd3 $1 Kg7 {[#]} 41. Nc4 $1
{[%cal Rc4a3]} ({But not} 41. Rxe1 $6 Rxd3+ 42. Ke4 Rd2 $16) 41… Rb3 42. d6 (
{Don’t play} 42. Rxe1 $6 Rxd3+ 43. Ke4 Rc3 $18) 42… Bh4 43. Kg4 Bd8 44. Bxg6
Kxg6 $2 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} (44… fxg6 45. Ne5 Ra3) 45. Ne5+ {
White is clearly winning.} Kg7 46. Nc6 Bf6 47. d7 Rb6 48. d8=Q Bxd8 49. Nxd8 ({
And not} 49. Rxd8 Rxc6 50. Rb8 Rg6+ 51. Kf5 Rf6+ 52. Ke5 Re6+ 53. Kf5 Rf6+ 54.
Kg4 Rg6+ 55. Kf3 Re6 $11) 49… Kf8 50. Rc1 Rb8 51. Nc6 Rc8 52. Rc4 {Precision:
White = 66%, Black = 49%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.6”]
[White “So, Wesley”]
[Black “Bluebaum, Matthias”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C01”]
[WhiteElo “2792”]
[BlackElo “2633”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “41”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 11,41,13,20,0,0,0,0,-12,-12,-16,2,0,-2,-22,-22,-22,-22,-12,-15,-7,-4,0,
0,-12,0,-35,19,0,111,106,478,474]} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Nf3 Bd6 5.
Bd3 Nc6 6. O-O Nge7 7. Nc3 {C01: French: Exchange Variation} (7. Re1 O-O 8. c3
Bf5 9. Bg5 f6 10. Bh4 Bxd3 11. Qxd3 Qd7 12. Bg3 Nf5 13. Bxd6 Nxd6 14. Nbd2 Rfe8
15. Rxe8+ Rxe8 {1/2-1/2 (26) Ramirez,A (2579)-Cordova,E (2616) Merida 2014})
7… a6 8. Re1 Nb4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 8… Be6 9. Ng5 Nxd4 10. Bxa6 Rxa6 11.
Qxd4 O-O 12. Bf4 Nf5 13. Qd2 h6 14. Nf3 d4 {0-1 (37) Friedrich,W (2114)
-Bajarani,U (2342) Kemer 2009}) 9. Bg5 {The position is equal.} f6 10. Bh4 Bg4
{[%cal Bc8g4,Bg4h5,Bh5g6][%mdl 32]} 11. h3 Bh5 12. a3 Nxd3 13. Qxd3 O-O 14. Bg3
Bxg3 15. fxg3 Qd6 16. g4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is pushing.} Bg6 17. Qd2 Rae8
18. Re3 h5 (18… Nc8 $15) 19. Nh4 $11 {[#] Black must now prevent Rxe7!} Qf4 (
19… Bf7 $11 {remains equal.}) 20. Rae1 {And now Qd1 would win.} Qg5 $2 {
[%mdl 8192]} (20… Bf7 $16) 21. Nf3 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.6”]
[White “Giri, Anish”]
[Black “Motylev, Alexander”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D31”]
[WhiteElo “2777”]
[BlackElo “2668”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “63”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,63,0,0,7,28,16,19,0,33,26,52,68,73,0,53,55,53,39,45,-51,129,153,176,
133,211,197,241,208,643,626,710,-282,667,699,641,556,541,313,331,256,1443,1395,
29980,29981]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. a3 Bxc3+ 5. bxc3 Nf6 6. cxd5 exd5
7. e3 O-O 8. Bd3 Re8 9. Ne2 Nc6 10. O-O Na5 11. f3 c5 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 12.
Ng3 {E24: Nimzo-Indian: Sämisch: Unusual Black 5th moves and 5…c5 sidelines}
h5 13. Rb1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. Ra2 h4 14. Nh1 Bd7 15. Nf2 Bc6 16. Re2 Qb6
17. Rb2 Qc7 18. Re1 Rad8 19. Rbe2 Qb6 {1-0 (33) Lima,D (2488)-De Andrade,W
(2232) Brasilia 1999}) 13… b6 14. Kh1 {The position is equal.} Qc7 15. Qe1 c4
16. Bc2 Nb3 {[#]} 17. Qf2 (17. h4 $1 $16) 17… Qe7 ({Black should try} 17…
Rb8 $11) 18. Re1 $14 Nxc1 19. Rbxc1 Qxa3 20. h3 (20. e4 $1 $14) 20… Kf8 $2 {
[#]} (20… Bb7 $15 {keeps the upper hand.}) 21. e4 $1 $16 h4 22. Nf1 dxe4 ({
Not} 22… Qxc3 $2 23. Ba4) (22… b5 $16) 23. fxe4 $18 ({Don’t play} 23. Qxh4
$6 Bb7) 23… Bb7 {[%cal Rb7e4]} 24. Qxh4 Bxe4 $2 (24… Rxe4 25. Bxe4 Bxe4 26.
Qh8+ Ng8) 25. Ng3 ({And not} 25. Bxe4 Rxe4 26. Qh8+ Ng8 $15) 25… Bxc2 26.
Qh8+ Ng8 27. Nh5 {[%csl Gh5][%cal Rh8g7]} Re4 28. Qxg7+ Ke7 29. Rxe4+ Bxe4 30.
Re1 Qxc3 $2 (30… Kd7) 31. Rxe4+ Kd6 32. Qe5+ {Precision: White = 68%, Black
= 12%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.6”]
[White “Yu, Yangyi”]
[Black “Jobava, Baadur”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A05”]
[WhiteElo “2750”]
[BlackElo “2702”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “96”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,96,19,18,16,22,27,1,10,4,6,4,4,4,13,0,0,0,49,0,8,0,0,0,0,0,38,-5,0,
-3,0,0,0,-14,-12,-31,-36,-36,-55,-31,-33,-39,-33,-51,-39,-55,-34,-38,-34,-35,
-34,-100,-33,-30,-37,-26,-14,-25,0,-103,-68,-43,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-161,-171,-171,
-171,-171,-137,-441,-433,-671,-649,-957,-799,-1422,-864]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6
3. Bg2 Bg7 4. O-O O-O 5. d4 d5 6. c4 Nc6 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Nc3 e5 {D74:
Fianchetto Grünfeld: Main Line (5 Nf3 0-0 6 cxd5 Nxd5 7 0-0)} (8… Nb6 9. e3
Bd7 10. b3 Qc8 11. Bb2 Bh3 12. Ne4 Bxg2 13. Kxg2 Rd8 14. Qe2 a5 15. a3 Rd5 16.
Rac1 Rh5 17. h4 {1/2-1/2 (32) Lorparizangeneh,S (2515)-Artemiev,V (2692) St
Petersburg 2017}) 9. Bg5 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Nxc3 10. bxc3 f6 {The position is
equal.} 11. Qb3+ $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. Be3 e4 12. Nd2 f5 13. f3 exf3 14.
Nxf3 Be6 15. Qd2 Na5 16. Bh6 Nc4 17. Qf4 Bd5 {1/2-1/2 (70) McNab,C (2435)
-Kapnisis,S (2464) Dundee 2017}) 11… Kh8 12. Be3 e4 13. Nd2 f5 14. f3 exf3
15. Nxf3 Na5 $1 {[%cal Ra5b3]} 16. Qb4 Nc6 17. Qb3 Na5 18. Qa4 {[#] Hoping for
Bg5.} Qe8 19. Qxe8 Rxe8 20. Bf4 c6 21. Ne5 (21. e4 $5) 21… Kg8 22. Rfb1 Bxe5
23. Bxe5 Be6 24. Kf2 b6 25. h4 (25. Re1 {keeps more tension.} Bd5 26. e4 fxe4
27. Bxe4 Rf8+ 28. Kg2) 25… Bd5 26. Bxd5+ cxd5 27. h5 Nc4 28. Bf4 Kf7 29. Rb5
Ke6 30. Kf3 a6 ({Much weaker is} 30… gxh5 $6 31. Rh1 $14) 31. Rb4 Rg8 $36 {
[%mdl 2048] Black has the initiative.} 32. hxg6 hxg6 33. a4 (33. Rh1 $15) 33…
Kd7 ({Black should play} 33… g5 $17 34. Bc7 Rh8 35. Rxc4 dxc4) 34. Rh1 $15
Rh8 35. Rbb1 Kc6 36. Rh4 a5 37. Bg5 (37. Kf2 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 37…
Rxh4 38. gxh4 $17 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} Re8 (38… Rh8 $5 {[%cal Rh8h4]
} 39. Rg1 b5 $11) 39. Bf4 $1 Re6 40. Kf2 Re4 41. e3 Re6 42. Ra1 $2 (42. Ke2 $11
{and White stays safe.}) 42… b5 $19 43. axb5+ Kxb5 44. Rb1+ Ka6 45. Rb8 $2 {
[%mdl 8192]} (45. Ra1 $17 {is a better chance.}) 45… a4 {[%cal Ba5a4,Ba4a3]
[%mdl 32] Black is clearly winning.} 46. Ke2 (46. Bh6 $142 a3 47. Bf8) 46… a3
47. Kd3 {and the idea Kc2 leaves White hopeful.} Rb6 {[#] Strongly threatening
…Rxb8.} 48. Rd8 Rb7 {Precision: White = 44%, Black = 60%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.6”]
[White “Matlakov, Maxim”]
[Black “Andreikin, Dmitry”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A40”]
[WhiteElo “2728”]
[BlackElo “2708”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “98”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,98,57,52,49,54,53,15,20,8,44,50,53,50,63,54,66,36,56,45,63,66,63,42,
142,124,128,60,60,60,60,61,64,46,52,29,72,36,53,0,116,116,116,85,88,77,118,77,
76,0,115,0,93,93,107,68,107,68,82,0,71,79,119,57,54,39,45,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
-29985,-29986,-29995,-29996,-29996,-29997]} 1. d4 e6 2. c4 b6 3. e4 Bb7 4. Bd3
Nc6 5. Ne2 Nb4 6. Nbc3 {A40: Unusual replies to 1 d4} (6. O-O g6 7. Nbc3 Nxd3
8. Qxd3 Bg7 9. d5 d6 10. f4 Ne7 11. Be3 O-O 12. Nd4 e5 13. fxe5 dxe5 {1/2-1/2
(51) Najer,E (2658)-Nakamura,H (2816) Skopje 2015}) 6… Nxd3+ 7. Qxd3 Ne7 8.
O-O d6 9. Be3 Qd7 10. d5 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Ng6 11. f4 Be7 12. Bd4 e5 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 12… O-O 13. dxe6 fxe6 {1/2-1/2 (44) Dautov,R (2590)-Kengis,E
(2585) Hockenheim 1997}) 13. fxe5 dxe5 14. Be3 O-O 15. Ng3 c6 16. Nf5 $36 {
[%mdl 2048] White has good play.} Bb4 17. a3 Bxc3 $1 18. Qxc3 cxd5 19. exd5
Rac8 20. Rad1 b5 (20… Ne7 $14 21. Nxe7+ (21. Qxe5 Nxf5 22. Qxf5 Qxf5 $11)
21… Qxe7) 21. c5 $16 {aiming for c6.} Bxd5 22. Nd6 (22. Qd2 $1 $16 {[%cal
Rd2d5]} Rcd8 23. Bh6 $1 {[%mdl 512]}) 22… Qc6 $14 23. Nxc8 Rxc8 24. Rf2 f6
25. Qd2 (25. Rfd2 $5 {[%cal Rd2d5]} Ne7 26. Rd3 $16) 25… Ne7 26. Qa5 Rc7 27.
Rfd2 Rd7 28. b4 ({White should play} 28. Ra1 $14) 28… Kf7 {[#]} (28… Nf5
$11 29. Bf2 e4) 29. a4 $1 $16 {[%cal Ra4b5]} a6 30. axb5 axb5 31. Qb6 Ke6 32.
Qb8 {Qe8 is the strong threat.} Kf7 33. Qb6 {Strongly threatening Qxc6.} Ke6 $1
34. Qb8 (34. g4 $16) 34… Nc8 (34… Kf7 $11 {remains equal.}) 35. h3 {
[%cal Bh2h3,Bh3h4][%mdl 32]} h5 36. h4 Qa6 37. Kh2 Qc6 $1 38. Kg1 (38. Bf2 $16)
38… Rb7 (38… Qa6 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 39. Qa8 Rc7 40. Qxc6+ (40. Qa1
$16 Ne7 41. Bf2) 40… Bxc6 $14 41. Rd8 Ne7 42. R1d6+ Kf5 43. Rb8 Ra7 44. Rb6
Ra1+ 45. Kh2 Be4 46. Rxb5 Nd5 47. c6 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (47. Ra5 $11 Rb1 48. Bf2)
47… Nxe3 {Black mates.} 48. c7 Ng4+ 49. Kh3 Kf4 {Precision: White = 34%,
Black = 53%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.6”]
[White “Ivanchuk, Vassily”]
[Black “Duda, Jan-Krzysztof”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A15”]
[WhiteElo “2727”]
[BlackElo “2698”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “57”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,57,35,39,19,34,41,36,35,67,59,62,72,59,52,113,98,112,105,99,92,157,
141,150,110,122,79,80,90,178,181,204,200,207,207,193,191,198,175,284,283,294,
297,327,315,328,311,481,479,468,469]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. d4 c6 3. Bf4 Qb6 4. Qd2 d5
5. Nc3 Bf5 6. f3 {A50: Queen’s Fianchetto Defence (1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 b6)} e6 7. g4
Bg6 8. h4 {[#] And now h5 would win.White is slightly better.} h5 9. g5 Nfd7
10. e3 Na6 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:
} 10… Be7) 11. a3 Qa5 ({Black should play} 11… Be7 $14) 12. Rd1 Be7 13. Bg3
Rd8 14. c5 (14. Nh3 {looks sharper.} Nb6 15. c5 Nc4 16. Qc1 b5 17. cxb6 Qxb6
18. Bxc4 dxc4 19. Nf4) 14… b6 {[#]} ({Black should try} 14… O-O) 15. Nxd5
$1 $16 Qxd2+ 16. Kxd2 cxd5 17. Bxa6 {Hoping for c6.} bxc5 18. Bc7 cxd4 (18…
Ra8 $16) 19. exd4 $18 Ra8 20. Bb7 O-O 21. Bxa8 Rxa8 22. Ne2 f6 23. gxf6 gxf6 (
23… Bxf6 $142 24. Ke3 Bf7) 24. Rc1 Kf7 25. Rc6 Bf5 26. Ng3 Bg6 27. Re1 Rc8 (
27… Nf8 {might work better.} 28. Bf4 a5) 28. Rexe6 Bf8 29. Bf4 {Precision:
White = 90%, Black = 34%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.6”]
[White “Artemiev, Vladislav”]
[Black “Radjabov, Teimour”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A45”]
[WhiteElo “2692”]
[BlackElo “2742”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “123”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,123,16,19,-15,11,13,16,12,19,1,72,56,72,34,56,43,46,38,39,30,28,21,30,
35,26,0,0,0,-7,-32,-35,-49,0,-52,-2,-10,-5,-9,-12,-16,-14,-68,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
3,3,8,0,0,0,0,0,12,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,5,5,8,0,7,7,10,10,33,14,47,40,277,277,249,
202,311,348,345,326,347,341,353,333,332,308,345,319,752,729,1249,1219,1219,
1129,449,418,1577,1512,1453,817,10311,7160,29948,29951,1853,7475,5518,5043]} 1.
d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 d5 3. Nd2 c6 4. e3 Bg4 (4… Bf5 5. c4 Nbd7 6. Ngf3 e6 7. Qb3 Qb6
8. c5 Qc7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 b6 11. b4 a5 12. cxb6 Qxb6 13. bxa5 Rxa5 {
1/2-1/2 (57) Andreikin,D (2712)-Wojtaszek,R (2736) Dortmund 2017}) 5. Ngf3 Nbd7
{LiveBook: 6 Games} 6. c4 {D00: 1 d4 d5: Unusual lines} e6 7. Bd3 $146 ({
Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 7. Qb3 Qb6 8. c5
Qxb3 9. axb3 a6 10. b4 Bxf3 11. Nxf3 Rc8 12. Bd3 {0-1 (49) Bogosavljevic,B
(2531)-Vukic,M (2398) Novi Sad 2012}) 7… Be7 8. Qb3 {The position is equal.}
Qb6 9. Qc2 (9. c5 $5 {[%cal Rc5b6]} Qxb3 10. Nxb3 $11) 9… Bh5 (9… Bxf3 $11
{remains equal.} 10. Nxf3 dxc4 11. Qxc4 Bb4+ 12. Ke2 Bd6) 10. O-O Bg6 11. c5
Qd8 12. b4 Bxd3 13. Qxd3 O-O 14. b5 Rc8 15. bxc6 Rxc6 16. Qb5 {Hoping for Rab1.
} Qc7 17. Nb3 {Strongly threatening Bf4.} a6 $1 {[%cal Ra6b5]} 18. Qa4 {
Bf4 is the strong threat.} b6 $1 19. Rfc1 Rc8 $1 (19… bxc5 $6 {[#]} 20. Ne5
$1 $16 {[%mdl 512]}) 20. Bf4 Qa7 {[%cal Rb6c5]} (20… Qd8 {with more
complications.} 21. cxb6 Qxb6 22. Rxc6 Rxc6 23. Bg5 Rc4) 21. cxb6 (21. Bd6 $11
Bxd6 22. cxd6) 21… Rxc1+ 22. Rxc1 Rxc1+ 23. Nxc1 Qxb6 24. Nb3 Qb5 25. Qa5 (
25. Qxb5 $11 axb5 26. Nfd2) 25… Qc4 ({Black should play} 25… Ne4 $15 26.
Qc7 Bb4) 26. Qc7 $11 Qxc7 27. Bxc7 Ne4 28. Ba5 Nb8 29. Ne5 f6 30. Nd3 Kf7 31.
f3 Nd6 32. Kf2 Nc4 33. Bc3 Nd7 34. e4 Bd6 35. Bb4 Bc7 ({But not} 35… Bxh2 $6
36. g3 $16) 36. h3 a5 37. Bc3 Ke7 38. g4 Bb6 39. Ke2 Bc7 40. Be1 (40. Nd2 $5 {
[%cal Rd2c4]}) 40… Kf7 41. Ndc5 Nxc5 (41… Nb8 {looks sharper.} 42. Na4 Nc6
43. exd5 exd5 44. Nc3 Ne7) 42. dxc5 dxe4 43. fxe4 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBN-KBN}
Ke7 44. Bc3 Kd7 $2 {[#]} (44… a4 $14) 45. Kd3 $18 Na3 46. Bxa5 Be5 (46…
Bxa5 {was called for.} 47. Nxa5 e5) 47. Bb4 Nb5 48. a4 Na7 49. Bc3 Bb8 50. Nd4
Nc6 51. Nf3 Bf4 52. Kc4 Kc7 $2 (52… Bc7 53. Kb5 Na7+ 54. Ka6 Nc6) 53. Nd4
Nxd4 54. Bxd4 {KB-KB} ({Less strong is} 54. Kxd4 Kc6 $16) 54… Kc6 55. a5 Bb8
56. a6 Ba7 (56… e5 $142) 57. e5 fxe5 58. Bxe5 g6 59. Bd6 e5 60. Bxe5 Bxc5 61.
Bd4 Be7 62. Be3 {Precision: White = 61%, Black = 35%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.6”]
[White “Lenic, Luka”]
[Black “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A06”]
[WhiteElo “2646”]
[BlackElo “2799”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “78”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,78,-19,0,-18,0,-4,0,0,5,0,41,33,22,9,1,0,0,0,0,0,17,0,0,3,2,-29,-29,
-31,-30,-33,-32,-29,-24,-37,-17,-16,-20,-14,-17,-18,0,0,-15,-9,-8,-37,-4,-4,0,
-39,-29,-56,-37,-89,-37,-39,-39,-368,-355,-551,-551]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2
Bg7 4. O-O e5 5. d3 Ne7 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. e4 Nbc6 8. c3 a5 9. Qc2 {A07: Réti
Opening: New York and Capablanca Systems} (9. Re1 h6 10. exd5 Nxd5 11. Nc4 Re8
12. a4 Bf5 13. Nh4 Be6 14. Nf3 Bf5 15. h3 Nb6 16. Nxb6 cxb6 17. Be3 Bxd3 18.
Bxb6 Qxb6 19. Qxd3 Qxb2 20. Rab1 e4 21. Rxe4 Qxc3 22. Rxe8+ Rxe8 23. Qxc3 Bxc3
24. Rxb7 Ne5 25. Nxe5 Rxe5 26. Bf1 {1/2-1/2 (26) Kramnik,V (2783)-Anand,V
(2797) Zuerich 2015}) 9… h6 10. b3 Be6 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 11. a3 {The
position is equal.} Qd7 12. Bb2 dxe4 13. dxe4 Nc8 $146 ({Find the theoretical
novelty and annotate with similar games:} 13… Bh3 14. Nc4 Bxg2 15. Kxg2 {
0-1 (40) Novikov,S (2545)-Lalic,B (2495) Pardubice 2012}) 14. Rfd1 Qe7 15. a4
Rd8 16. Nf1 Nb6 17. Ne3 Rxd1+ 18. Rxd1 Rd8 19. Ra1 Bf8 20. h4 Qd7 21. Rd1 Qe8
22. Re1 Bc5 23. Bc1 f6 24. Nd5 Nxd5 25. exd5 Bxd5 26. Bxh6 Qf7 27. Nd2 Kh7 28.
Be3 $1 {[%cal Re3c5]} Bxe3 29. Rxe3 Bxg2 30. Kxg2 Qd5+ 31. Nf3 Kg7 32. b4 axb4
33. cxb4 Rd7 34. Qc3 Nd4 35. a5 c6 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is more active.} 36.
Kg1 (36. Re1 $15) 36… Nf5 (36… Kf7 $17) 37. Re2 $15 Qd3 38. Rc2 $2 {
[%mdl 8192] [#]} ({White should try} 38. Qxd3 $15 Rxd3 39. Kg2) 38… Qd1+ $1
$19 39. Ne1 (39. Kh2 {is the only way for White.} Rd3 40. Rd2 Rxc3 41. Rxd1
Rxf3 42. Rd7+ Kh6 43. Kg2) 39… Nd4 {Precision: White = 39%, Black = 59%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.7”]
[White “Andreikin, Dmitry”]
[Black “Matlakov, Maxim”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C85”]
[WhiteElo “2708”]
[BlackElo “2728”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “170”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 22,170,8,0,7,5,0,-16,0,0,5,0,0,0,10,1,9,14,17,0,0,0,8,0,0,-41,0,-31,-27,
-18,0,-8,-4,-27,-36,-23,12,11,9,4,4,8,29,35,30,26,108,89,95,71,112,0,1,28,83,
93,128,146,221,233,456,452,565,554,544,524,458,307,312,341,349,347,358,324,290,
237,541,533,448,369,376,367,266,163,268,34,106,54,65,-119,-119,-156,-68,-306,
-199,-3962,-3716,-1537,-1496,-828,-82,-29969,-29970,-29969,-29971,-29971,
-29972,-29970,-29971,-29981,-29982,-29982,-5567,-5298,-5293,-4923,-4930,-4172,
-1664,-1026,-917,-29994,-29968,-29967,-29968,-29968,-29967,-29970,-29966,
-29966,-29964,-29964,-29964,-29967,-29967,-29967,-29968,-29962,-5079,-5052,
-4633,-4633,-4626,-4618,-4618,-4618,-4618,-29977,-29977,-29990,-29991]} 1. e4
e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. d3 Nd7 8. Nbd2
O-O 9. Nc4 f6 10. Nh4 Re8 {C85: Closed Ruy Lopez: Deferred Exchange Variation}
11. Nf5 Bf8 12. f4 {LiveBook: 5 Games} exf4 {The position is equal.} 13. Bxf4
Nc5 {[%cal Bd7c5,Bc5e6,Be6d4][%mdl 32] [#]} 14. Qg4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14.
Nce3 Ne6 15. Bg3 Nd4 16. Kh1 Nxf5 17. Nxf5 Be6 18. b3 {1-0 (57) Ivanchuk,V
(2747)-Matlakov,M (2694) Doha 2016}) 14… Bxf5 15. Qxf5 Ne6 16. Be3 b5 17. Na5
$1 c5 18. a4 Nd4 19. Qf2 $1 Ne6 20. Qf5 Nd4 21. Qf2 Ne6 {[#]} 22. e5 $1 {
[%mdl 512]} fxe5 23. Qf3 Qd7 24. Qe4 (24. Nc6 $5 {[%cal Rc6e5]} e4 25. Qxe4 $11
) 24… Nd4 25. Rf2 $1 c4 26. dxc4 Bb4 27. Bxd4 exd4 28. Qc6 Qe7 29. Qd5+ Qe6
$132 {[%mdl 2048] Black is not keeping still} 30. Nc6 Qxd5 31. cxd5 Bc5 (31…
Bd6 {seems wilder.} 32. g3 bxa4 33. Rxa4 Bc5 34. b4 Bb6) 32. b4 Bd6 33. g3 Rf8
(33… bxa4 $11 34. Rxa4 Re4) 34. axb5 ({Much worse is} 34. Nxd4 $6 Rxf2 35.
Kxf2 Bxb4 $11) 34… axb5 35. Ra5 Rae8 36. Rxb5 ({Better is} 36. Rxf8+ $16 Kxf8
37. Kf2 (37. Rxb5 d3 $16) (37. Nxd4 Re4 $16)) 36… Re1+ $1 $11 37. Kg2 Rxf2+ (
37… Rd1 $1 $11) 38. Kxf2 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} Rc1 39. Nxd4 Be5 (
39… Kf7 $16 {was worth a try.} 40. Kf3 Kf6) 40. Ke3 $18 Re1+ $2 (40… h5 {
was called for.} 41. Nf3 Bd6) 41. Kd2 Rf1 42. Nc6 Bd6 43. c4 Rf2+ 44. Kd3 Rxh2
45. c5 Bxg3 46. Rb7 h5 47. Ne7+ Kh7 {[#]} 48. d6 $1 {[%mdl 512]} cxd6 $2 (48…
Bxd6 49. cxd6 cxd6) 49. c6 {Threatens to win with c7.} d5 50. Nf5 Be5 {
intending …Rh3+.} 51. Re7 Rh3+ 52. Ke2 Bf6 (52… Rh2+ $142 53. Kd3 Rh3+ 54.
Ne3 Bd6) 53. Rd7 $2 (53. b5 $18 Rc3 54. c7 Bxe7 55. b6) 53… h4 ({Black
should play} 53… Rc3 $14) 54. b5 ({Less strong is} 54. Rxd5 Rc3 $18) (54. c7
$16 Rc3 55. Ne3) 54… Rc3 $14 {Black wants to play …h3.} 55. c7 $2 (55. Nxg7
$14 {keeps the upper hand.} Bxg7 56. c7) 55… h3 $17 {[%cal Bh4h3,Bh3h2][%mdl
32]} 56. Rxd5 {[#]} Rxc7 (56… h2 $1 $17 {[%cal Rh2h1]} 57. Rd1 Rxc7) 57. Rd3
$2 (57. Ne3 $15) 57… Rc2+ 58. Kf1 $2 (58. Kd1 Rc3 59. Rxc3 Bxc3 60. Ke2)
58… h2 $19 {[%cal Rh2h1]} 59. Rh3+ Kg6 60. Ne3 Rb2 $2 (60… Rc3 $19 {
is more deadly.} 61. Kg2 Bg5 62. Rxh2 Rxe3) 61. Ng4 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (61. Nc4
$17 Rc2 62. Ne3) 61… Rb1+ 62. Kg2 Rg1+ 63. Kxh2 Rxg4 {KRB-KR} 64. Rb3 Be5+
65. Kh3 Kf5 66. b6 Rd4 (66… g5 $142 67. b7 Rg1 68. Rf3+ Kg6 69. b8=Q g4+ 70.
Kh4 Bxb8 71. Rf8 Bg3+ 72. Kxg4 Bd6+ 73. Kf3 Rf1+ 74. Ke4 Re1+ 75. Kd4 Bxf8 76.
Kc3 Kf6 77. Kc4 Ke5 78. Kd3 Kd5 79. Kc3 Re3+ 80. Kd2 Kd4 81. Kc2 Bb4 82. Kb2
Re2+ 83. Kc1 Kc3 84. Kd1 Re3 85. Kc1 Re1#) 67. b7 Rd8 68. Rf3+ Bf4 69. Rb3 g5 {
[%cal Bg7g5,Bg5g4][%mdl 32]} 70. Rb5+ Be5 71. Rb6 g4+ 72. Kg2 Rd2+ 73. Kf1 Bb8
74. Rb5+ Ke4 75. Rb4+ Kf3 {[%cal Rd2d1]} 76. Rb3+ {[#]} Kf4 $1 77. Rb4+ Kg3 78.
Rb3+ Kh2 79. Rb4 Rd1+ (79… Kh3 $142 80. Rb6 g3 81. Rh6+ Kg4 82. Rg6+ Kf3 83.
Rf6+ Kg4 84. Rg6+ Kf3 85. Rf6+ Ke4 86. Re6+ Kd5 87. Rg6 Rb2 88. Rg8 Bf4 89. Rg7
Ke4 90. Ke1 Kf3 91. Kd1 g2 92. b8=Q Bxb8 93. Kc1 Bf4+ 94. Kxb2 Be5+ 95. Ka3
Bxg7 96. Ka4 g1=Q 97. Kb5 Qc1 98. Kb6 Qc4 99. Kb7 Be5 100. Kb6 Qd5 101. Ka6
Qc6+ 102. Ka7 Qb5 103. Ka8 Qb8#) 80. Ke2 Rg1 81. Rd4 Rg2+ 82. Kd3 Kg3 83. Rd8
Bf4 {( -> …Rd2+)} 84. Rf8 Rb2 85. Rxf4 Kxf4 {Precision: White = 39%, Black =
46%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.7”]
[White “Artemiev, Vladislav”]
[Black “Radjabov, Teimour”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D00”]
[WhiteElo “2692”]
[BlackElo “2742”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “55”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 12,55,6,9,9,0,0,0,16,20,20,13,16,24,38,41,52,47,54,41,46,25,56,58,61,60,
60,4,3,6,10,0,0,-22,-20,-17,237,67,252,227,379,363,363,366,29995,29996]} 1. d4
d5 2. Bf4 e6 3. e3 Bd6 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Nbd2 O-O 6. c3 {D02: 1 d4 d5 2 Nf3
sidelines, including 2…Nf6 3 g3 and 2…Nf6 3 Bf4} (6. Bxd6 Qxd6 7. c4 c5 8.
dxc5 Qxc5 9. cxd5 Qxd5 10. Bc4 Qd6 11. O-O Bd7 12. Be2 Bc6 13. Nc4 Qe7 {
1/2-1/2 (29) Carlsen,M (2832)-Anand,V (2786) Leuven 2017}) 6… b6 7. Bd3 {
LiveBook: 3 Games} Bb7 8. a4 $146 {The position is equal.} ({Predecessor:} 8.
Ne5 Nbd7 9. Qf3 Bxe5 10. Bxe5 Nxe5 11. dxe5 Nd7 12. Qh3 g6 13. f4 {1-0 (36)
Maksimenko,V (2312)-Khlichkova,T (2254) Karaganda 2016}) 8… c5 9. a5 Qc7 10.
Bxd6 Qxd6 11. Ne5 c4 12. Bc2 b5 13. f4 Nbd7 14. Qf3 b4 15. g4 {[%cal Bg2g4,
Bg4g5][%mdl 32]} Rab8 16. g5 Ne8 17. Qh3 {[%csl Gc2][%cal Rh3h7]} g6 $1 18.
Ndf3 $40 {[%mdl 128] Black needs to defend precisely.} Bc8 19. Ba4 (19. Ng4 $14
) 19… bxc3 $11 20. bxc3 Rb2 21. Ng4 f5 22. Nge5 Nxe5 23. Nxe5 Nc7 $2 {
[%mdl 8192] [#]} (23… Qc7 $11 {and Black stays safe.}) 24. O-O $2 (24. Qf3 $1
$18) 24… a6 $2 {[#]} ({Black should try} 24… Ne8 $14) 25. Qh6 $1 $18 {
Threatens to win with Nxg6!} Rd8 $2 (25… Qe7 {keeps fighting.} 26. Rf2 Rxf2
27. Kxf2 Ne8) 26. Nxg6 hxg6 27. Qxg6+ Kh8 $2 (27… Kf8 $18 28. Qf6+ Kg8) 28.
Rf3 {Precision: White = 58%, Black = 32%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.8”]
[White “Radjabov, Teimour”]
[Black “Artemiev, Vladislav”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B28”]
[WhiteElo “2742”]
[BlackElo “2692”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “98”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,98,65,56,79,67,65,68,100,60,69,47,59,50,52,43,59,41,45,45,53,4,45,8,
20,18,70,72,82,58,45,79,67,37,43,42,114,13,8,-35,-17,-11,-11,-20,-16,-20,21,
-36,0,0,28,0,0,0,0,-1,0,-34,0,-100,-47,-80,-68,-484,-494,-492,-471,-469,-471,
-436,-429,-548,-549,-609,-456,-660,-649,-821,-811,-786,0,-698,0,-702,0]} 1. e4
c5 2. Nf3 a6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Qc7 5. d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Nf6 7. Be3 b6 {B41:
Sicilian: Kan Variation: 5 c4} (7… Bb4 8. Bd3 Nc6 9. Nxc6 bxc6 10. O-O O-O
11. c5 d5 12. cxd6 Bxd6 13. h3 c5 14. Rc1 Bb7 15. Qe2 Rfc8 16. b3 {1/2-1/2 (46)
Wojtaszek,R (2729)-Bartel,M (2640) Poland 2016}) 8. Rc1 Bb7 9. f3 {LiveBook: 7
Games} Bd6 {White is slightly better.} 10. g3 h5 11. Qd2 Be7 12. Be2 d6 13. O-O
Nbd7 14. Qe1 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar
games:} 14. b4 Rc8 15. Rfe1 Qb8 16. Bf1 {1/2-1/2 (51) Wierzbicka,W (2033)
-Dudas,E (2108) Herceg Novi 2008}) 14… O-O 15. Qf2 Ne5 16. Rfd1 Rac8 17. b3
Qb8 18. Rc2 Rc7 19. Rdc1 Rfc8 20. h3 d5 (20… Ng6 $11) 21. f4 $1 $14 {[%cal
Rf4e5]} Ned7 {[%cal Rd5c4] [#]} 22. e5 $1 {[%cal Re5f6]} Ne4 23. Nxe4 dxe4 24.
Bxh5 Nc5 {With the idea …Nd3.} 25. Qe2 {Black must now prevent f5.} Nd3 {[#]}
(25… Rf8 $1 $14) 26. Rf1 (26. Nxe6 $1 $16 Nxc1 27. Rxc1) 26… Bc5 $11 27.
Rd2 Rd7 (27… b5 $5) 28. Nc2 b5 29. Bxc5 Rxc5 30. Ne3 Qd8 31. Rdd1 (31. Rfd1
$11) 31… Qb6 {[%mdl 1024] Black has compensation.} 32. Kh2 Rc8 33. h4 Rcd8
34. Bg4 Qa5 35. Kg1 Qc3 36. h5 bxc4 (36… Nb4 {keeps more tension.} 37. Rc1
Qd4 38. a3 Nd3 39. Rb1 bxc4 40. bxc4 Qc3) 37. bxc4 (37. Nxc4 $11 {remains
equal.} Bd5 38. Ne3) 37… Nc5 (37… Bc6 $17) 38. Rxd7 $15 Rxd7 39. Rd1 $2 {
[%mdl 8192]} (39. Qe1 $1 $15 Qa3 40. Qf2) 39… Rxd1+ $19 40. Nxd1 Qxg3+ 41.
Qg2 Qxf4 42. Be2 Qxe5 43. Ne3 Qf4 44. Ng4 Kh7 45. h6 (45. Qf2 $142 Qc7 46. h6)
45… gxh6 46. Qh3 Qg5 47. Kf1 Qf4+ 48. Kg1 $1 Qg5 49. Kf1 $1 Qf4+ $2 {
Precision: White = 39%, Black = 44%.} (49… f5 $19 50. Nf2 e3) 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.08”]
[Round “2.8”]
[White “Matlakov, Maxim”]
[Black “Andreikin, Dmitry”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A42”]
[WhiteElo “2728”]
[BlackElo “2708”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “85”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,85,27,20,63,54,59,50,85,15,18,18,47,54,47,-6,47,-25,-27,-104,-34,
-137,-89,-100,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-85,-79,-332,83,92,87,87,81,68,77,74,
83,81,79,60,84,44,47,0,75,46,152,143,220,209,272,269,529,392,1248,1248,1009,
979,29996,29997]} 1. d4 g6 2. c4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. e4 e5 5. Nge2 Nc6 6. Be3 f5
7. exf5 {A42: Modern Defence: Averbakh Variation} Bxf5 8. dxe5 Nxe5 9. Nd4 {
LiveBook: 7 Games. White has an edge.} Nf6 $146 {[%cal Bg8f6,Bf6g4,Bg4e3][%mdl
32]} ({Predecessor:} 9… Ne7 10. Be2 O-O 11. h3 Qd7 12. Qd2 a6 13. O-O c5 14.
Nxf5 Nxf5 15. Rad1 {1/2-1/2 (67) Jugelt,T (2401)-Kurayan,R (2415) Paderborn
2014}) 10. Nxf5 gxf5 11. Be2 Nfg4 12. O-O (12. Bd4 $16) 12… Nxe3 $11 13. Bh5+
Kd7 14. fxe3 Qg5 15. Kh1 (15. Nd5 $14) 15… Rad8 ({Black should play} 15… c6
$11) 16. Bf3 ({Better is} 16. Nd5 $1 $14) 16… Kc8 17. Qa4 (17. Qb3 $11 c6 18.
Ne2) 17… Kb8 ({But not} 17… Qxe3 $2 18. Nd5 $16) (17… Nxf3 $17 18. Rxf3
Bxc3 19. bxc3 Kb8) 18. Nb5 (18. Qb3 $15 Nxf3 19. Rxf3) 18… a6 19. Nd4 {
Threatening Ne6.} Rhe8 (19… Nxf3 $17 20. Rxf3 Bxd4 21. exd4 Qd2) 20. Bd5 {
aiming for Qb3.} (20. Qb4 $5 {[%cal Rb4b7]} Nxf3 21. Nc6+ Kc8 22. Na7+ (22.
Nxd8 $2 Nxh2 23. Kxh2 Be5+ 24. Kg1 Qxe3+ 25. Rf2 Kxd8 $19) 22… Kb8 23. Nc6+
Kc8 24. Na7+ (24. Nxd8 $2 Nxh2 25. Qxb7+ Kxd8 $19) 24… Kb8 25. Nc6+ $11)
20… c6 21. Ne6 $40 {[%mdl 128] Black needs to defend precisely.} Rxe6 22.
Bxe6 Ng4 $1 {[%cal Rg4e3]} 23. Rxf5 Qxe3 24. Qa5 Re8 $1 25. Re1 Qd4 {Strongly
threatening …Nf2+.} 26. Bd7 (26. Re2 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 26… Re5 $1
$17 {[%cal Re5a5]} 27. Rexe5 $4 {[%mdl 8192]} (27. c5 $17 {was the only
defense.}) 27… Bxe5 $2 (27… dxe5 $19 28. Qe1 (28. Qd8+ $2 Ka7 $19) 28…
Qxd7) 28. Rf8+ $16 Ka7 29. Bxg4 $1 Qxg4 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQB} 30. Qd2
Qxc4 {[#]} 31. b3 $1 {[%cal Rb3c4]} Qe4 {( -> …Qb1+)} 32. Rf1 c5 33. Qf2 Kb6
34. Qf3 (34. Re1 {looks sharper.} Qd5 35. Qe2 Kc6 36. Rd1 Bd4 37. Rf1) 34…
Qc2 $1 35. Qf2 Qg6 (35… Qe4 $11) 36. g3 h5 (36… Qd3 $1 $14) 37. Qf5 Qh6 {
[#]} (37… Qe8 $16 {was worth a try.}) 38. Qe4 $1 $18 Qd2 39. Rf7 Qc1+ $2 (
39… Ka5 {was necessary.} 40. Rxb7 Bd4) 40. Kg2 Qd2+ $2 (40… Qb2+ 41. Kh3
Qd4 42. Rxb7+ Ka5) 41. Kh3 Ka5 42. Rxb7 {[%csl Gb3][%cal Re4a4]} Bd4 43. Qc6 {
Precision: White = 40%, Black = 33%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.09”]
[Round “3.1”]
[White “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Black “Bu, Xiangzhi”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C55”]
[WhiteElo “2827”]
[BlackElo “2714”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “72”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,72,46,38,52,60,69,26,65,53,73,70,75,78,70,1,11,1,7,10,27,24,53,14,14,
23,51,-80,-74,-139,-141,-137,-134,-397,-397,-402,-392,-372,-357,-375,-390,-379,
-359,-240,-29,-233,-230,-1041,-393,-369,-313,-696,-696,-975,-975,-975,-951,
-799,-799]} 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 Nc6 4. Nf3 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. Bb3 d6 7. c3
Be6 8. Re1 Qd7 9. Nbd2 Rab8 $146 {C55: Two Knights: 4 d3, 4 d4 exd4 5 e5 and
Max Lange Attack} ({Predecessor:} 9… Rad8 10. Nf1 h6 11. h3 a6 12. Ng3 Rfe8
13. a4 Bf8 14. a5 Qc8 15. Ba4 Nd7 16. d4 exd4 17. cxd4 {1/2-1/2 (54) Lorenzini,
M (2482)-Vajda,L (2612) Istanbul 2012}) 10. Bc2 d5 11. h3 h6 {White has an
edge.} 12. exd5 $1 Nxd5 13. Nxe5 Nxe5 14. Rxe5 Bd6 15. Re1 ({White should try}
15. Re4 $14) 15… Bxh3 $1 $11 16. gxh3 Qxh3 17. Nf1 Rbe8 18. d4 {aiming for
Be4.} f5 $1 {Hoping for …Rxe1.} 19. Bb3 $1 {[%cal Rb3d5]} c6 {[%cal Bc7c6,
Bc6d5][%mdl 32]} 20. f4 $1 Kh7 {…Rf6! is the strong threat.} 21. Bxd5 (21.
Re2 $1 $14 {is the one way to stay ahead.}) 21… cxd5 $17 22. Re3 (22. Re5
$142) 22… Rxe3 $1 23. Bxe3 {[#]} g5 $1 {[%cal Rg5f4]} 24. Kf2 $2 {[%mdl 8192]
} (24. fxg5 $17 f4 25. Qc2+ Rf5 26. Bc1) 24… gxf4 $19 25. Qf3 fxe3+ 26. Nxe3
Qh2+ 27. Kf1 Rg8 {[%csl Gh2][%cal Rg8g1]} 28. Qxf5+ {[#]} Rg6 $1 29. Ke1 h5 $2
(29… Kg7 $19 30. Qd7+ Kh8 31. Qd8+ Kh7 32. Qd7+ Rg7 33. Qf5+ Kh8) 30. Kd1 $2
(30. Rd1 $1 $11 {and White has nothing to worry.}) 30… Kh6 $40 {[%mdl 128]
Black is out for blood.} 31. Nc2 $2 (31. Rc1) 31… h4 $2 (31… Bf4 {[%csl
Gf4][%cal Rh2d2]} 32. Qf8+ Kg5 33. Qe7+ Kf5 34. Qf7+ Kg5 35. Qe7+ Kf5 36. Qf7+
Rf6 37. Qh7+ Kg4) 32. Ne1 h3 33. Nf3 $2 (33. Rc1 Qg3 34. Nd3) 33… Qg2 {
( -> …Qf1+). Black is clearly winning.} 34. Ne1 Qg4+ 35. Qxg4 Rxg4 36. Nf3 {
[#]} Rg1+ $1 {[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 33%, Black = 64%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.09”]
[Round “3.1”]
[White “Aronian, Levon”]
[Black “Matlakov, Maxim”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A28”]
[WhiteElo “2802”]
[BlackElo “2728”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “79”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 14,79,-11,-4,11,6,19,0,34,35,37,28,45,19,14,13,22,5,12,0,6,1,5,7,27,-14,
21,14,23,29,109,107,89,86,140,150,139,104,108,101,101,89,90,86,90,71,91,89,275,
247,280,277,269,225,299,227,371,372,518,517,777,723,738,731,723,723,2239,1896]
} 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. e3 Bb4 5. Qc2 Bxc3 6. bxc3 O-O 7. d3 {
A28: English Opening: Four Knights Variation} (7. e4 d6 8. g3 Nd7 9. Bg2 Nc5
10. Nh4 a6 11. O-O b5 12. d4 exd4 13. cxd4 Nxd4 14. Qd2 Nc6 15. e5 Bb7 16. exd6
Qxd6 17. Qxd6 cxd6 18. Nf5 {1/2-1/2 (18) Khairullin,I (2662)-Svidler,P (2739)
Chita 2015}) 7… d6 8. Be2 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Re8 $146 (8… e4 $5 9. dxe4
Bg4 $11) ({Predecessor:} 8… Qe7 9. e4 Nd7 10. Bg5 f6 11. Be3 f5 12. exf5 Nf6
13. d4 Ng4 14. Bg5 Qe8 {0-1 (30) Zherebukh,Y (2625)-Huschenbeth,N (2532)
Greensboro 2014}) 9. e4 {The position is equal.} Ne7 10. Nh4 Ng6 11. Nxg6 hxg6
12. O-O c6 13. f4 b5 14. cxb5 cxb5 15. h3 Qb6+ 16. Kh2 Be6 17. a4 a6 18. Qb2
Nd7 19. Rb1 Rab8 20. axb5 axb5 21. Rf3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has good play.}
f6 {[#]} (21… Ra8 $11 22. c4 (22. Qxb5 Qc7 $11) 22… exf4) 22. f5 $1 $16 {
[%cal Rf5e6]} gxf5 23. exf5 Bd5 {[#]} (23… e4 $142 24. dxe4 Bc4) 24. Rg3 $1
Re7 25. Bh5 e4 26. d4 Bc4 27. Bf4 {aiming for Qb4.} Ra8 28. Ra1 {[%cal Bb1a1,
Ba1a3,Ba3a6,Ba6d6][%mdl 32]} Rd8 29. Ra3 Nf8 30. Qa1 Bf7 $2 (30… Qb7 $16) 31.
Ra6 $18 Qc7 32. Be2 Bc4 33. Bxc4+ Qxc4 34. Rxd6 Nd7 (34… Rxd6 {might work
better.} 35. Bxd6 Re8) 35. Qa7 Kf7 36. Qb7 {White is clearly winning.} Ke8 {[#]
} (36… e3 $142 37. Bxe3 Rb8 38. Qxd7 Rg8) 37. Re6 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Rxe6 38.
fxe6 Qxe6 39. Rxg7 e3 40. Qf3 {Precision: White = 66%, Black = 36%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.09”]
[Round “3.1”]
[White “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Black “Najer, Evgeniy”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C80”]
[WhiteElo “2799”]
[BlackElo “2694”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “35”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 27,35,28,25,16,14,11,27,36,27,3]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 {[%cal
Bf1b5,Bb5a4,Ba4b3][%mdl 32]} a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8.
dxe5 Be6 9. Nbd2 Be7 10. c3 O-O 11. Bc2 f5 12. Nb3 Qd7 13. Nbd4 Nxd4 14. Nxd4
c5 15. Ne2 {C83: Open Ruy Lopez: 9 c3 Be7} (15. Nxe6 Qxe6 16. f3 Ng5 17. a4
Rad8 18. axb5 axb5 19. Bxg5 Bxg5 20. f4 Be7 21. Kh1 d4 22. cxd4 c4 23. b3 Bc5
24. bxc4 Rxd4 {1/2-1/2 (31) Adams,M (2761)-Giri,A (2769) Shenzhen 2017}) 15…
Rad8 16. Nf4 Kh8 17. Re1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 17. Qh5 Bf7 18. e6 Bxh5 19. exd7
Bf7 20. f3 Nf6 21. Re1 Rxd7 22. Bxf5 Rb7 {1/2-1/2 (76) Wang,J (2360)
-Davletbayeva,M (2243) Al Ain 2015}) 17… Qc6 18. Qe2 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.09”]
[Round “3.1”]
[White “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Black “Navara, David”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D27”]
[WhiteElo “2788”]
[BlackElo “2720”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “140”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,140,34,23,23,32,38,31,31,25,33,34,35,9,5,10,26,23,23,21,39,23,23,0,
17,0,0,0,15,12,16,9,27,38,35,25,35,38,42,35,80,75,58,63,75,76,77,68,68,75,79,
73,72,69,73,84,87,77,90,71,71,71,71,72,71,71,71,79,80,79,140,86,80,69,135,135,
135,135,135,135,135,136,137,137,137,8,8,8,8,0,0,0,10,8,39,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
8,8,8,8,0,8,8,8,8,8,0,8,0,8,8,8,8,8,8,8]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 dxc4 4. e3
e6 5. Bxc4 c5 6. O-O a6 7. dxc5 Qxd1 8. Rxd1 Bxc5 9. Be2 Nbd7 {D27: Queen’s
Gambit Accepted: Classical main line: 7 e4!? and 7 a4} 10. Nfd2 {[%cal Bf3d2,
Bd2b3,Bb3d4][%mdl 32] LiveBook: 4 Games} (10. Nbd2 O-O 11. Nc4 b6 12. b3 Bb7
13. Bb2 Bd5 14. Nfe5 b5 15. Nxd7 Nxd7 16. e4 Bxe4 17. Rxd7 bxc4 18. Rc1 Rfc8
19. Bxc4 a5 20. a4 Bc6 21. Rd3 {1/2-1/2 (30) Li,C (2720)-Wang,Y (2706) China
2017}) 10… b6 11. Nb3 Be7 {White is slightly better.} 12. f3 Nc5 13. Nd4 Bb7
$146 ({Predecessor:} 13… Bd7 14. e4 O-O 15. Nc3 Rfc8 16. e5 Ne8 17. f4 {
1-0 (56) Stefanova,A (2527)-Matveeva,S (2482) Krasnoturinsk 2004}) 14. e4 O-O
15. Be3 b5 16. Nc3 g6 17. Rac1 e5 18. Nc2 Rfd8 19. Rxd8+ Rxd8 20. Rd1 Rc8 {
[%cal Rc5e4]} 21. Rd2 Kg7 22. Kf1 {[#]} b4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 23. Nd1 (23. Nxb4
Ncxe4) 23… a5 24. b3 a4 (24… Bxe4 $5 25. Bxc5 Rxc5 26. fxe4 Nxe4 $11) 25.
Bxc5 axb3 26. axb3 Bxc5 27. Nb2 Be7 28. Bc4 Rb8 29. Nd3 Nd7 30. Ncxb4 Nb6 31.
Bb5 Nc8 32. Bc6 Bxb4 33. Nxb4 {aiming for Rd8.} Ne7 34. Bxb7 Rxb7 $16 {[%mdl
4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} 35. Nd3 Rxb3 36. Nxe5 Rb5 37. Nc4 Rc5 38. Rc2 f5 39. Kf2
Kf6 40. Ke3 Nc6 41. Na3 Rxc2 42. Nxc2 {KN-KN} Ne5 43. Kd4 Ke6 {[#]} (43… Nc6+
$142 44. Kd5 Ne5) 44. h4 (44. f4 $142 $1 Ng4 45. h3) 44… fxe4 45. fxe4 g5 (
45… Ng4 $14) 46. hxg5 Nf7 47. Ke3 Nxg5 48. Nd4+ Kf6 49. Kf4 h6 50. e5+ Kg6
51. Nf3 (51. Ke3 $16) 51… Ne6+ $11 52. Ke4 Nc7 53. Kf4 Nd5+ 54. Ke4 Nc7 55.
Ne1 Ne6 56. Kd5 Nf4+ {The position is equal.} 57. Kd6 {Hoping for e6.} h5 58.
e6 (58. Nc2 $5 {[%cal Rc2e3]} Kf5 59. Ne3+ Ke4 60. Nf1 $16) 58… Nxe6 $1 59.
Kxe6 {Black must now prevent Nf3. KN-KP} Kg5 60. Ke5 (60. Nd3 $5 {[%cal Re6e5]}
Kg4 61. Ke5 $11) 60… Kg4 61. Nd3 h4 $1 62. Nf4 Kg5 $1 63. Nd3 {Nf2 is the
strong threat.} Kg4 64. Ke4 Kg3 65. Nf4 {Threatens to win with Kf5.} Kg4 $1 66.
Ke5 {Strongly threatening Ke4.} Kg5 $1 67. Ke4 Kg4 68. Ng6 h3 $1 {[%cal Rh3h2]
And now …h2 would win.} 69. Ne5+ Kg3 70. gxh3 Kxh3 {Precision: White = 68%,
Black = 77%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.09”]
[Round “3.1”]
[White “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Black “Fedoseev, Vladimir”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A13”]
[WhiteElo “2781”]
[BlackElo “2731”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “59”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,59,9,13,14,5,6,10,5,6,13,7,16,15,22,14,16,14,13,13,20,18,15,15,16,13,
14,13,19,15,16,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,0]} 1. c4 e6 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 d4
5. O-O c5 6. e3 Nc6 {A13: English Opening: 1…e6} 7. d3 Bd6 8. exd4 cxd4 9. a3
(9. Bg5 h6 10. Bxf6 Qxf6 11. Nbd2 Qd8 12. a3 a5 13. Rc1 O-O 14. Re1 Bd7 15. c5
Be7 16. Ne4 {1/2-1/2 (26) Bruzon Batista,L (2652)-Mareco,S (2648) Saint Louis
2017}) 9… a5 10. Bg5 h6 11. Bxf6 $1 {LiveBook: 12 Games. The position is
equal.} Qxf6 12. Nbd2 Qe7 13. Ne4 Bc7 14. b4 axb4 15. axb4 Rxa1 16. Qxa1 Qxb4
17. Rb1 $146 Qe7 18. Nxd4 Nxd4 19. Qxd4 O-O $1 20. Nc3 Rd8 21. Qe3 Ba5 22. Nb5
b6 23. d4 Ba6 24. d5 Qf6 25. dxe6 Qxe6 26. Bd5 Qxe3 27. fxe3 Bxb5 28. Rxb5 h5
29. Kf2 g6 30. e4 {Precision: White = 76%, Black = 95%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.09”]
[Round “3.1”]
[White “Giri, Anish”]
[Black “Sethuraman, S P.”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C50”]
[WhiteElo “2777”]
[BlackElo “2617”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “79”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 22,79,27,26,33,2,18,0,44,48,47,0,2,0,2,0,17,19,28,16,17,14,51,28,45,58,
55,1,11,8,10,9,16,16,16,8,19,17,27,13,16,13,33,5,8,11,16,16,30,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
-6,-8,-7]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. c3 d6 7. Re1
a6 {C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3} 8. a4 h6 9.
Nbd2 Re8 10. h3 Be6 11. Bxe6 Rxe6 12. b4 {LiveBook: 12 Games} Ba7 13. Bb2 $146
({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 13. Qc2 Qd7
14. Nf1 d5 15. Be3 Bxe3 16. Nxe3 {1-0 (41) Anand,V (2786)-So,W (2812) Leuven
2017}) 13… Qd7 14. Nf1 Ree8 15. Ng3 b5 16. Qc2 d5 17. Bc1 Rad8 18. Bd2 dxe4
19. dxe4 Qe6 20. Rec1 Qc4 21. Be1 Bb6 22. Nd2 Qd3 {[#] White must now prevent .
..Qxg3.} 23. Qxd3 Rxd3 24. Nf3 (24. Kf1 $14) 24… bxa4 $11 25. Rxa4 a5 26. Kf1
axb4 27. cxb4 Nd4 28. Nxd4 Rxd4 29. f3 g6 30. Ke2 Rdd8 31. Bd2 h5 (31… Kg7 {
with more complications.} 32. Ra2 Rd7 33. Rc4 Rd6 34. b5 Ree6) 32. Bg5 Rd6 33.
Bxf6 Rxf6 34. Nf1 Rd6 35. Nd2 Red8 {The position is equal.} 36. Ra2 Rb8 37.
Rcc2 (37. Nc4 $5 {[%cal Rc4d6]} Rc6 38. Rac2 $11) 37… Bd4 38. Ra4 Bb6 39.
Rca2 Rc6 40. Ra8 {Precision: White = 49%, Black = 62%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.09”]
[Round “3.1”]
[White “Ding, Liren”]
[Black “Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A35”]
[WhiteElo “2771”]
[BlackElo “2702”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “75”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 14,75,-4,0,10,0,0,0,14,-18,-31,-25,-24,-30,-19,-38,-24,-17,-16,-30,-8,
-8,0,-36,-37,-37,-21,-59,-60,-96,0,-89,-72,-194,-174,-248,-238,-271,-292,-381,
-381,-451,0,0,0,0,0,0,20,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.
Nc3 Nf6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Nc7 7. a3 g6 8. h4 {LiveBook: 19 Games.
A34: Symmetrical English: 2 Nc3, lines with …d5} Bg4 $146 ({Predecessor:}
8… h6 9. d3 Bg7 10. Be3 Ne6 11. O-O Qd7 12. Rc1 O-O 13. Na4 b6 14. b4 f5 15.
bxc5 f4 16. gxf4 {1-0 (31) Matlakov,M (2694)-Piorun,K (2657) Tallinn 2016}) 9.
d3 Bg7 10. Be3 Nd4 11. Bxd4 (11. Nh2 {with more complications.} Bc8 12. Rc1 h5
13. O-O O-O 14. b4) 11… cxd4 12. Ne4 O-O 13. O-O b6 14. Rc1 Qd7 15. Nh2 Bf5
16. Ng5 Nd5 17. Qb3 Rfd8 18. g4 Be6 $1 19. Nxe6 Qxe6 20. Rc2 Be5 21. Nf3 Bg7 (
21… Bb8 $17 22. g5 Qg4) 22. g5 (22. Nh2 $1 $11) 22… Qf5 23. Rfc1 (23. Nh2
$17) 23… Nf4 $19 24. Bf1 (24. Kh1 $142) 24… h6 25. Rc7 Nd5 26. Rb7 hxg5 {
Hoping for …Qg4+.} 27. hxg5 Rdb8 $2 {[#]} (27… Qg4+ $19 28. Kh1 {[#]} Be5
$1 {[%mdl 512]}) 28. Rxb8+ $11 {The position is equal.} Rxb8 29. Bh3 $1 {
[%cal Rh3f5]} Qxh3 30. Qxd5 Rc8 31. Rxc8+ Qxc8 32. Kg2 Qg4+ 33. Kf1 Qh3+ 34.
Kg1 Qg4+ 35. Kf1 Qh3+ 36. Kg1 Qg4+ 37. Kh2 Qf4+ 38. Kg2 {Precision: White =
44%, Black = 71%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.09”]
[Round “3.1”]
[White “Li, Chao b”]
[Black “Rapport, Richard”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E41”]
[WhiteElo “2745”]
[BlackElo “2675”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “108”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,108,28,13,36,30,56,57,114,113,104,104,156,125,154,82,114,77,102,97,
87,65,65,66,66,66,110,120,108,94,92,72,85,77,80,76,74,52,43,47,64,62,46,47,51,
54,72,45,69,54,56,67,69,0,0,18,18,20,37,29,47,0,67,67,67,67,67,67,81,78,67,75,
78,74,81,81,81,60,60,60,60,60,67,60,68,0,0,0,0,0,75]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3
Bb4 4. e3 c5 5. Bd3 Nc6 6. Nf3 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 d6 8. e4 e5 9. d5 Ne7 10. Nd2 Ng6
{E41: Nimzo-Indian: Rubinstein: 4…c5 5 Bd3, including Hübner Variation} (
10… O-O 11. Nf1 Ne8 12. Ng3 f5 13. exf5 Bxf5 14. Nxf5 Nxf5 15. O-O Qf6 16.
Qb3 Qe7 17. Bd2 g6 18. Rae1 {1-0 (33) Sokolov,I (2667)-Kvon,A (2501) Al Ain
2012}) 11. h4 {LiveBook: 4 Games} Bd7 12. g3 Qa5 $146 {White has an edge.} ({
Predecessor:} 12… h5 13. Nf1 Qa5 14. Bd2 Qa4 15. Qe2 Ng4 16. f3 Nh6 17. Ne3
O-O-O 18. Bc2 {0-1 (53) Luft,A (2275)-Seuffert,G (2313) Germany 2005}) 13. Qb3
Ba4 (13… h6 $14) 14. Qxb7 $16 O-O {[#]} 15. Qb2 $1 Rfb8 (15… h6 $142) 16.
Qa3 {aiming for Bc2!} Rb6 17. O-O ({White should play} 17. h5) 17… Nf8 18.
Nf3 N8d7 19. Bg5 h6 20. Bxf6 Nxf6 21. Rfb1 Ra6 22. Nd2 (22. Qc1 {feels hotter.}
Qd8 23. Nh2 Rb8 24. Rxb8 Qxb8 25. Rb1) 22… Bd7 23. Qxa5 Rxa5 24. Rb3 Kf8 25.
Kf1 Ke7 26. Ke2 Kd8 27. Rb2 Ra3 28. Rc1 {[%cal Ba1c1,Bc1c2,Bc2b2,Bb2b1][%mdl
32]} Kc7 29. Rcc2 Bg4+ 30. f3 Bd7 31. Rb3 Ra6 32. Rcb2 Rb6 33. Rb1 Ra6 34. Rb7+
Kc8 35. R7b2 $1 Ra3 36. Rc2 (36. g4 $14) 36… Ba4 $11 37. Nb3 {[%cal Bd2b3,
Bb3a1,Ba1c2][%mdl 32]} Kc7 38. Rcb2 Bd7 39. g4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has the
initiative.} Rb8 40. Na1 Rb6 (40… Rxb2+ $11 41. Rxb2 h5) 41. Nc2 $14 Ra4 ({
Don’t blunder} 41… Rxc3 $2 42. Rxb6 axb6 43. Kd2 $18) 42. Ne3 Ra3 43. Kd2 Ng8
44. Bc2 Rxb2 45. Rxb2 Ne7 46. h5 Ng8 47. Bb3 Nf6 48. Kd3 Nh7 49. Rb1 (49. Nc2
$5 {[%cal Rc2a3]} Ra6 50. Ke2 $16) 49… Ng5 50. Nc2 Ra6 51. Ke3 Nh3 52. Ne1 ({
White should try} 52. Rh1 $14 Ng5 53. Rb1) 52… Nf4 $11 {The position is
equal.} 53. Nd3 Nxd3 54. Kxd3 f6 {Precision: White = 58%, Black = 54%.} (54…
Kd8 $11 {remains equal.}) 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.09”]
[Round “3.1”]
[White “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”]
[Black “Jobava, Baadur”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C42”]
[WhiteElo “2741”]
[BlackElo “2702”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “35”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 12,35,36,33,47,11,36,12,17,24,20,17,15,0,0,-27,-8,-15,-7,-4,0,0,0,0,0,
-25]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 {[%cal Bg8f6,Bf6e4,Be4c3][%mdl 32]} 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3
Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Be7 7. O-O Bf5 {C42: Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual
White 3rd moves} 8. Nc3 (8. Ne5 Nd7 9. Qf3 Nxe5 10. dxe5 Bg6 11. c4 c6 12. cxd5
Qxd5 13. Nd2 Nc3 14. Bxg6 Qxf3 15. Nxf3 {1/2-1/2 (46) Vachier Lagrave,M (2791)
-Wang,Y (2699) Dortmund 2017}) 8… O-O 9. Re1 {[%cal Rc3e4]} Nxc3 $1 10. bxc3
Bxd3 11. Qxd3 Nd7 12. Rb1 Nb6 13. Qf5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. c4 Nxc4 14. Rxb7
Nd6 15. Rb3 Re8 16. Ne5 Bg5 17. Bxg5 Qxg5 {0-1 (47) Pentzien,V (1904)-Menkhaus,
W (1901) Mecklenburg VP 2009}) 13… Re8 14. Bg5 {The position is equal.} f6
15. Bf4 Bd6 16. Rxe8+ Qxe8 17. Bxd6 cxd6 18. Qf4 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.09”]
[Round “3.1”]
[White “Ivanchuk, Vassily”]
[Black “Kramnik, Vladimir”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A13”]
[WhiteElo “2727”]
[BlackElo “2803”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “67”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 14,67,7,6,25,0,0,0,0,-10,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,6,26,16,22,17,25,-26,6,23,14,7,
22,12,18,0,0,-20,-12,-17,-17,-14,-11,-18,-14,-30,-30,-32,0,-39,-34,-33,-25,-25,
-25,-25,-25,-25,-25,-25]} 1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. cxd5 exd5 4. d4 c6 5. Qc2 Bd6
6. Nf3 Ne7 7. Bg5 f6 8. Bd2 {LiveBook: 7 Games. D31: Queen’s Gambit Declined:
Semi-Slav without …Nf6 (+ Marshall Gambit and Noteboom) and Exchange
Variation lines without …Nf6} (8. Bh4 Bf5 9. Qd2 Bg6 10. Bg3 Nf5 11. e3 O-O
12. Bd3 Nxg3 13. hxg3 Bxd3 14. Qxd3 g6 15. O-O f5 16. Rab1 a5 17. a3 {0-1 (36)
Strebkovs,A (2321)-Drozdowski,K (2461) Pardubice 2017}) 8… Na6 9. e4 Nb4 10.
Qb3 {The position is equal.} a5 $146 {[%cal Ba7a5,Ba5a4][%mdl 32]} ({Find the
theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 10… dxe4 11. Nxe4 Nbd5
12. Bc4 O-O 13. O-O Kh8 14. Rfe1 a5 15. Nc5 b6 {1-0 (43) Maehrlein,C-Delemarre,
I (2254) Germany 2000}) 11. a3 a4 12. Qd1 (12. Nxa4 dxe4 13. Bxb4 Bxb4+ 14.
Qxb4 Nd5 $15) 12… dxe4 13. Nxe4 Nbd5 14. Bc4 Be6 15. O-O O-O 16. Re1 Bf7 17.
Nh4 Kh8 18. Qg4 (18. g3 $142) 18… Bc7 {With the idea …g5.} 19. Nc5 g5 20.
Nf3 $1 h5 21. Qe4 Bg6 22. Qe2 Re8 23. Qf1 Nf5 {White must now prevent …g4.}
24. Bd3 ({Of course not} 24. Nxb7 Rxe1 25. Qxe1 (25. Rxe1 Qc8 $17) 25… Qc8
$17) 24… b6 25. Ne6 Qd7 26. Nxc7 Qxc7 27. Rxe8+ Rxe8 28. Re1 {[#] aiming for
Rxe8+.} Qf7 29. Rxe8+ (29. Bxg5 {feels hotter.} fxg5 30. Ne5 Rxe5 31. Rxe5 Qf6
32. Bxf5 Bxf5 33. Qd1) 29… Qxe8 30. Qe1 {Hoping for Qxe8+.} Qxe1+ 31. Nxe1 {
Black has an edge.} Kg7 32. Bxf5 Bxf5 33. g3 Kg6 34. f3 {Precision: White =
55%, Black = 54%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.09”]
[Round “3.1”]
[White “Vallejo Pons, Francisco”]
[Black “So, Wesley”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B12”]
[WhiteElo “2717”]
[BlackElo “2792”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “60”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 15,60,-42,-42,-42,-41,-50,-46,-50,-8,-147,-162,-158,-143,-175,-167,-225,
-218,-203,-206,-213,-201,-221,-221,-330,-320,-574,-564,-602,-571,-617,-610,
-747,-705,-704,-651,-582,-598,-800,-793,-779,-773,-1063,-1054,-1161,-1136,
-1294,-1276]} 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. g4 Be4 5. f3 Bg6 6. h4 h5 7. e6
Qd6 8. exf7+ Bxf7 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 9. Be3 {B12: Caro-Kann: Advance Variation
} (9. g5 Qg3+ 10. Ke2 e6 11. Nh3 Qc7 12. Qd3 Ne7 13. Kd1 Nd7 14. Nc3 Nf5 15.
Ne2 g6 16. Nf2 Bg7 {0-1 (41) Chandler,P (2107)-Donchenko,A (2563) Heusenstamm
2016}) 9… hxg4 10. fxg4 Nf6 {[%cal Bg8f6,Bf6g4,Bg4f2][%mdl 32]} 11. Nc3 $146
{Black is slightly better.} ({Predecessor:} 11. Nd2 Qg3+ 12. Bf2 Qxg4 13. Ngf3
Ne4 14. Rg1 Nxf2 15. Kxf2 Qf4 16. Qe2 Rxh4 {0-1 (55) Cenal Gutierrez,R (2267)
-Vigil Alvarez,L Asturias 1999}) 11… Qe6 12. Kd2 (12. Qe2 $1 $11) 12… Nxg4
$17 {[%csl Gg4][%cal Re6e3] [#]} 13. Bg5 Nf2 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Keeping White
busy.} 14. Qf3 Nxh1 15. Qxh1 (15. Nge2 {was worth a try.}) 15… Qd6 $19 16.
Bh3 e6 17. Rf1 Be7 18. Bf4 Qb4 {Strongly threatening …c5.} 19. Nge2 (19. Nf3
$142) 19… Nd7 20. a3 $2 (20. Kc1 {is a better defense.}) 20… Qxb2 {Black
is clearly winning.} 21. Rb1 Qxa3 22. Rxb7 Qa6 23. Qb1 Rxh4 24. Bf1 Rxf4 25.
Nxf4 Qa5 {[#] aiming for …Bg5.} 26. Qe1 Bg5 27. Qg3 Bh6 28. Bd3 O-O-O 29. Rb3
e5 30. dxe5 d4 {Precision: White = 37%, Black = 98%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.09”]
[Round “3.1”]
[White “Wang, Hao”]
[Black “Kuzubov, Yuriy”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C24”]
[WhiteElo “2701”]
[BlackElo “2688”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “134”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 15,134,27,28,0,0,0,-12,0,0,-10,-13,-27,-31,-52,-16,-6,0,-54,-50,-51,-50,
-50,-51,-62,-26,-30,-18,-27,-16,-22,0,0,0,-23,-16,-32,-10,-57,-66,-68,-68,-54,
-52,-63,-60,-60,-58,-60,-58,-54,-57,-59,-59,-58,-50,-59,-56,-47,-57,-60,-21,
-20,-18,-17,-10,-14,-19,-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,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6
3. d3 c6 4. Nf3 Be7 5. O-O d6 6. c3 O-O 7. Bb3 Nbd7 {C24: Bishop’s Opening: 2..
.Nf6} 8. Nbd2 (8. Re1 Nc5 9. Bc2 Bg4 10. Nbd2 Ne6 11. h3 Bh5 12. Nf1 Nd7 13. g4
Bg6 14. Ng3 Ng5 15. Bxg5 Bxg5 16. d4 Bf4 17. Ne2 Qf6 18. Kg2 exd4 19. Nfxd4 {
1-0 (33) Carlsen,M (2840)-Wei,Y (2706) Wijk aan Zee 2017}) 8… d5 {LiveBook:
4 Games} 9. exd5 cxd5 10. Re1 Bd6 11. Nf1 h6 $1 12. Ng3 $146 ({Predecessor:}
12. Ne3 Nb6 13. Nh4 Re8 14. Qf3 e4 15. dxe4 dxe4 {1/2-1/2 (23) Moroz,A (2493)
-Kirnos,E (2303) Alushta 1999}) 12… Re8 13. d4 e4 14. Nh4 Nf8 (14… Bxg3 $5
15. fxg3 (15. hxg3 Nb6 $17) 15… b5 $15) 15. Nhf5 Bc7 16. Be3 ({Better is} 16.
Rf1 $11) 16… Ng6 $15 17. f3 Bxf5 18. Nxf5 Qd7 19. Ng3 Bxg3 20. hxg3 Re7 21.
Qd2 Rae8 {White should prevent …exf3.} 22. Bf2 h5 23. Bc2 Re6 24. Rad1 Ne7
25. Qf4 {[%cal Rf3e4]} Qb5 26. Bb3 a5 {[%cal Ba7a5,Ba5a4][%mdl 32]} 27. Qg5 a4
28. c4 $1 {[%cal Rc4b5]} Qc6 29. cxd5 Nexd5 30. Bxd5 Qxd5 31. Qxd5 Nxd5 32.
fxe4 Rxe4 33. Rxe4 Rxe4 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 34. Kf1 Re6 35. Rc1 $1
Rb6 36. Rc5 Nf6 37. Rc2 Rb5 38. Ke2 {The position is equal.} Kf8 39. Kd3 Ke7
40. Kc4 Rf5 41. Kb4 $1 b5 42. Ka5 Kd7 43. Be1 Ne4 44. Bb4 Nd6 45. b3 axb3 46.
axb3 Rg5 47. Bxd6 Kxd6 $11 {KR-KR} 48. Rc3 Rd5 49. Rd3 f5 50. b4 g5 51. Kb6 f4
52. gxf4 gxf4 53. Rf3 Rf5 54. Rc3 (54. d5 $5) 54… h4 55. Rc6+ Kd5 56. Rc5+ ({
Much weaker is} 56. Kxb5 h3 $17) 56… Ke4 57. Rxf5 ({Avoid the trap} 57. Rxb5
$2 Rxb5+ 58. Kxb5 Kd5 $19) 57… Kxf5 {K3P-K3P} 58. d5 $1 {[%cal Rd5d6] [#]
And now d6 would win.} h3 ({But not} 58… f3 $2 59. gxf3 Ke5 60. Kc6 $18) 59.
gxh3 {K3P-KPP} f3 60. d6 {aiming for d7.} Ke6 61. Kc7 f2 62. d7 f1=Q {[#] ( ->
…Qc4+)} 63. d8=Q {Threatens to win with Qd6+.} Qc4+ 64. Kb6 {Hoping for Qe8+.
} Qxb4 65. Qe8+ Kf6 66. Qxb5 Qxb5+ 67. Kxb5 Kg5 {Precision: White = 79%, Black
= 76%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.09”]
[Round “3.1”]
[White “Rodshtein, Maxim”]
[Black “Kovalyov, Anton”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A40”]
[WhiteElo “2695”]
[BlackElo “2649”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “31”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 1,1,25]} 1. d4 {Predecessor:} Nf6 $146 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5.
Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. Qa4+ Nc6 8. e3 O-O 9. Be2 dxc4 10. O-O Bxc3 11. bxc3 Bd7
12. Qxc4 Rac8 13. Rad1 Rfd8 14. Nd2 Na5 15. Qb4 b6 16. Ba6 {1-0 (32) Aronian,L
(2809)-So,W (2810) Saint Louis 2017} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.09”]
[Round “3.1”]
[White “Artemiev, Vladislav”]
[Black “Dubov, Daniil”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A45”]
[WhiteElo “2692”]
[BlackElo “2666”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “64”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,64,-12,-8,-13,10,-9,-7,-20,8,-22,0,-41,-16,-42,-33,-31,-22,-54,-50,
-59,-17,-25,19,0,24,27,29,0,0,0,0,0,0,-10,-13,-16,0,-37,-12,-10,-17,-16,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 d5 3. e3 Bg4 4. f3 Bd7 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 4… Bf5 5. Nc3 Bg6 6. Nge2 Nbd7 7. Nf4 c6 8. h4 e5 9. dxe5 Nxe5
10. h5 Bf5 11. Qd4 {0-1 (35) Sethuraman,S (2658)-Mohammad,M (2436) Abu Dhabi
2016}) 5. Nd2 c5 6. c3 {D00: 1 d4 d5: Unusual lines} Nc6 7. Bd3 e5 8. Ne2 Be7
9. O-O O-O 10. Kh1 (10. Bxf6 $5 Bxf6 11. dxc5 $11) 10… b6 11. Bb5 Nh5 12.
Bxe7 Qxe7 13. g4 Nf6 14. Ng3 g6 {[%cal Re5d4]} 15. e4 dxe4 {White must now
prevent …e3.} 16. d5 (16. g5 $5 {[%cal Rg5f6]} Nd5 17. Qa4 $11) 16… Nb8 {
[%cal Bc6b8,Bb8d7,Bd7f6][%mdl 32]} (16… Na5 $5 {[%cal Rd7b5]} 17. Bxd7 e3 $11
) 17. Bxd7 Nbxd7 18. g5 Ne8 $1 19. Ndxe4 f5 20. gxf6 $1 Ndxf6 21. d6 Qe6 22.
Qb3 c4 23. Qb4 (23. Ng5 {keeps more tension.} Qd5 24. Qa4 b5 25. Qa6 Rd8 26.
Rfd1) 23… Rd8 {Threatening …Nxe4.} 24. Rad1 {The position is equal.} Nxe4
25. Nxe4 Nf6 26. Ng5 Qc8 27. Qb5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is under pressure.} h6
28. Ne4 Qe6 $1 29. Rfe1 Nxe4 30. Rxe4 Rxd6 31. Rxd6 Qxd6 32. Qxc4+ Kg7 {
Precision: White = 40%, Black = 33%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.09”]
[Round “3.1”]
[White “Onischuk, Alexander”]
[Black “Svidler, Peter”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D85”]
[WhiteElo “2682”]
[BlackElo “2756”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “54”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 26,54,18,13,27,30,18,18,35,20,24,-22,-20,-20,-15,-15,-17,-16,-12,-60,
-45,-45,-31,-54,-31,-32,-8,-23,-10,-3,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5
Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Nf3 c5 8. Be3 Qa5 9. Qd2 O-O 10. Rc1 Rd8 11. d5
e6 12. Bg5 {D85: Exchange Grünfeld: Unusual White 7th moves and lines with 7
Nf3} (12. d6 Qa4 13. h4 Qxe4 14. h5 Qd5 15. Qc2 Rxd6 16. hxg6 hxg6 17. Ng5 Nc6
18. Ne4 Rd7 19. Bg5 Bxc3+ 20. Qxc3 Qxe4+ {0-1 (40) Harikrishna,P (2750)
-Svidler,P (2755) Moscow 2017}) 12… f6 13. Be3 Nc6 14. Bd3 {LiveBook: 25
Games} Ne7 (14… exd5 {feels hotter.} 15. exd5 c4 16. Bxc4 Be6 17. Rd1 Ne7)
15. c4 Qxd2+ 16. Nxd2 b6 {[#]} 17. O-O $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and
annotate with similar games:} 17. Ke2 Bd7 18. f3 Re8 19. g4 f5 20. Rhg1 {
1/2-1/2 (20) Tari,A (2571)-Salgado Lopez,I (2651) Izmir 2016}) 17… h6 18.
Rfd1 f5 19. f3 g5 20. Nb1 fxe4 21. fxe4 Ng6 22. Nc3 Ne5 23. Be2 Ba6 24. Nb1 Re8
25. Bf2 Rad8 26. h3 exd5 27. exd5 Nf7 {Precision: White = 55%, Black = 56%.}
1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.09”]
[Round “3.1”]
[White “Lenderman, Aleksandr”]
[Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A34”]
[WhiteElo “2565”]
[BlackElo “2804”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “48”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 10,48,25,20,24,15,29,10,33,25,32,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,17,0,2,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,7]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e3 Nxc3
6. dxc3 {LiveBook: 10 Games. A34: Symmetrical English: 2 Nc3, lines with …d5}
Qc7 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 6…
Qxd1+ 7. Kxd1 Bf5 8. Nd2 Nc6 9. e4 Bg6 10. Bb5 Rc8 11. h4 h5 12. Re1 e6 13. a4
{0-1 (71) Carlsen,M (2822)-Vachier Lagrave,M (2791) Saint Louis 2017}) 7. e4
Nc6 8. Bd3 {White has an edge.} Bg4 9. h3 Bh5 10. Be2 e6 {The position is
equal.} 11. Be3 Be7 12. O-O O-O 13. Nd2 Bxe2 14. Qxe2 Rad8 15. f4 Qd7 16. Nb3
b6 17. Rfd1 Qb7 18. Qb5 {[%cal Rb3c5]} Nb8 19. Bxc5 Bxc5+ 20. Nxc5 Qa8 21. Nd7
Rxd7 22. Rxd7 a6 23. Qd3 Nxd7 24. Qxd7 Qxe4 {Precision: White = 69%, Black =
82%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.10”]
[Round “3.2”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Black “Lenderman, Aleksandr”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B12”]
[WhiteElo “2804”]
[BlackElo “2565”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “65”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 23,65,44,44,-12,31,37,59,55,59,59,59,53,59,52,51,48,50,50,51,50,50,41,
50,30,33,30,31,30,32,45,45,45,48,48,48,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3.
e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 c5 6. Be3 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Ne7 {[%cal Bg8e7,Be7c6,Bc6a5,
Ba5c4][%mdl 32]} 8. O-O Nbc6 9. Bb5 {B12: Caro-Kann: Advance Variation} a6 10.
Bxc6+ Nxc6 11. Nxf5 exf5 12. c3 Be7 {LiveBook: 5 Games} 13. Qb3 $146 (13. Nd2
$14) ({Predecessor:} 13. Nd2 Nxe5 14. Bd4 f6 15. Re1 Nc6 16. Nf3 Qd7 17. Bb6
O-O 18. c4 Bd8 19. Bc5 Be7 20. Bb6 {1/2-1/2 (20) Anand,V (2779)-Mamedyarov,S
(2768) Doha 2016}) 13… Na5 14. Qc2 Qd7 15. Nd2 Nc4 16. Rfe1 Nxd2 17. Qxd2 Qe6
18. Rad1 Rd8 19. Bg5 (19. f4 {with more complications.} O-O 20. a3 b5 21. Qd3
Rd7 22. g3) 19… Bxg5 20. Qxg5 O-O 21. h4 h6 22. Qf4 Rc8 23. Qf3 Rfd8 24. Rd4
Rc4 25. Qd3 {[#] Strongly threatening Rxc4.} Rxd4 26. Qxd4 $11 {[%mdl 4096]
Endgame KQR-KQR} Re8 27. Re3 h5 28. g3 b5 29. Rd3 Qxe5 {The position is equal.}
30. Re3 Qb8 31. Rxe8+ Qxe8 32. Qxd5 f4 33. gxf4 {Precision: White = 61%, Black
= 78%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.10”]
[Round “3.2”]
[White “Kramnik, Vladimir”]
[Black “Ivanchuk, Vassily”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B13”]
[WhiteElo “2803”]
[BlackElo “2727”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “142”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 23,142,16,22,10,25,0,0,0,0,0,0,-18,0,-12,-8,-12,0,-2,-8,-7,0,0,0,-68,
-13,-85,-75,-89,-89,-89,-89,-94,-98,-89,-89,-89,-72,-84,-63,-66,-70,-77,-60,
-81,-62,-89,-96,-94,-89,-141,-134,-141,-137,-141,-141,-141,-140,-140,-138,-133,
-126,-194,-187,-183,-193,-194,-183,-193,-164,-182,-150,-168,-175,-158,-158,
-187,-179,-195,-195,-208,-166,-176,-115,-115,-116,-116,-116,-116,-116,-185,
-160,-304,-299,-608,-534,-643,-677,-2184,-2440,-2064,-2155,-2540,-2764,-2449,
-2277,-2024,-1797,-12831,-9083,-12835,-12835,-12831,-12832,-6614,-6610,-12837,
-10420,-12844,-12843,-12846,-12845]} 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Bd3 Nc6
5. c3 Nf6 6. Bf4 Bg4 7. Qb3 Qc8 8. Nd2 e6 9. Ngf3 Be7 10. O-O Bh5 11. Rae1 Bg6
12. Bxg6 hxg6 {LiveBook: 5 Games} 13. h4 $146 {B13: Caro-Kann: Exchange
Variation and Panov-Botvinnik Attack} ({Predecessor:} 13. Ne5 Nxe5 14. Bxe5 Qc6
15. a4 a6 16. h3 b5 17. Ra1 O-O 18. Bf4 Rfc8 19. Nf3 Ne4 20. Ne5 Qb7 {1/2-1/2
(39) Teichmeister,S (2567)-Zhak,B (2445) ICCF email 2008}) 13… a6 14. c4 a5
15. a3 {The position is equal.} a4 16. Qd3 O-O 17. c5 b6 18. cxb6 Qb7 19. Bc7
Nd7 20. Rc1 Rfc8 $1 21. b4 axb3 22. Qxb3 Bxa3 23. Rc3 (23. Rb1 $11) 23… Be7 (
23… Bf8 $15) 24. Rfc1 (24. Rb1 $1 $11 {remains equal.}) 24… Nb4 $17 25. Ne5
Nxe5 $1 26. Bxe5 Rxc3 27. Qxc3 {And now Qc7 would win.} Qxb6 28. Nf3 Qd8 29.
Qb3 Rc8 30. Ra1 Rc4 31. g3 Qc8 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black has the initiative.} 32.
Kg2 Nc6 (32… Rc3 $5 {[%cal Rc3b3]} 33. Qd1 Nc6 $17) 33. Qb5 Bf8 34. Ra4 Rxa4
35. Qxa4 Nb4 36. Qb5 (36. Bf4 $142) 36… Qc2 37. Qf1 Qe4 38. Qe1 f6 {
Threatens to win with …Qxe1.} 39. Bc7 Nc2 40. Qxe4 dxe4 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame
KBN-KBN} 41. Nd2 f5 42. Nb3 (42. Bb6 $17) 42… Ne1+ $1 $19 43. Kf1 {[#]} Nf3
$1 44. Ke2 Kf7 45. Bb6 Bb4 46. Ke3 Ke8 47. Bc5 Bc3 48. Ba3 Kf7 49. Bd6 Kf6 50.
Bc7 Ke7 51. Bb8 Bb2 52. Bf4 Kd8 ({Black should play} 52… Ba3 $19 53. Bb8 Bb2)
53. Bd6 $17 Kd7 54. Bf8 {[#]} Kc6 $1 55. Bxg7 {aiming for d5+!} Kd5 56. Bf6 (
56. Ke2 $17 {was called for.}) 56… Bc3 $19 57. Ke2 (57. g4 $17) 57… Kc4 ({
Less strong is} 57… Bxd4 58. Nxd4 Nxd4+ 59. Ke3 $17) 58. Nc5 $2 (58. Nc1)
58… e5 {[%cal Be6e5,Be5d4,Bd4d3][%mdl 32] Black is clearly winning.} 59. Nd7
exd4 60. Bd8 d3+ 61. Kd1 Bd4 62. Bb6 Bxb6 63. Nxb6+ {KN-KN} Kd4 64. Nc8 Ne5 65.
Ne7 Ng4 66. Ke1 Kc3 {( -> …Kc2)} 67. Nd5+ Kb3 68. Kd2 Nxf2 69. h5 gxh5 {
[%cal Bg6h5,Bh5h4,Bh4h3][%mdl 32]} 70. Ne3 h4 71. Nxf5 h3 {Precision: White =
35%, Black = 77%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.10”]
[Round “3.2”]
[White “So, Wesley”]
[Black “Vallejo Pons, Francisco”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B69”]
[WhiteElo “2792”]
[BlackElo “2717”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “57”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 25,57,43,75,-27,-21,-24,-31,-24,-9,-28,-21,-32,-38,-38,-35,-20,-27,-47,
-33,-32,-25,-33,0,-2,0,0,0,0,0,0,10,11,14,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4.
Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 a6 8. O-O-O Bd7 9. f4 Be7 10. Nf3 b5 11.
Bxf6 gxf6 12. f5 Qa5 {B69: Sicilian: Richter-Rauzer: 7…a6 8 0-0-0 Bd7 9 f4
Be7 10 Nf3 b5 11 Bxf6} (12… h5 13. Kb1 Qb6 14. Bd3 Ne5 15. fxe6 fxe6 16. Rhf1
b4 17. Ne2 Ng4 18. Rde1 Bf8 19. Nf4 Bh6 20. g3 {1-0 (62) Leko,P (2730)-Dubov,D
(2619) Loo 2014}) 13. Kb1 Rc8 {[#] LiveBook: 5 Games} 14. Ne2 $146 (14. Qh6 $16
) ({Predecessor:} 14. g3 h5 15. Bh3 Ne5 16. Nxe5 fxe5 17. Rhf1 b4 18. Ne2 Qc5
19. c3 Qc4 20. Qe3 Rb8 21. b3 {1-0 (21) Huschenbeth,N (2532)-Boros,D (2473)
Greensboro 2014}) 14… Qxd2 $11 {Black has an edge.} 15. Rxd2 Bf8 16. g3 Ke7
17. fxe6 fxe6 18. Bh3 Bh6 19. Nf4 Ne5 20. Nd4 Ng6 21. Rf1 Nxf4 22. gxf4 b4 23.
Rd3 Rc4 24. b3 {The position is equal.} Rc5 25. Bg4 Rc3 26. Rxc3 bxc3 27. Be2
a5 28. Bc4 Rc8 29. Rf3 {Precision: White = 54%, Black = 67%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.10”]
[Round “3.2”]
[White “Svidler, Peter”]
[Black “Onischuk, Alexander”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C88”]
[WhiteElo “2756”]
[BlackElo “2682”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “127”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 24,127,22,17,26,25,23,17,12,22,39,48,88,72,79,73,85,47,56,48,60,60,87,
87,70,58,68,53,79,42,98,94,93,56,72,41,98,77,82,75,75,44,49,0,54,54,67,58,43,
32,65,17,67,41,102,95,102,111,98,74,73,72,78,71,149,83,137,139,202,202,202,164,
195,181,439,439,437,437,410,441,449,437,418,414,403,368,406,402,479,469,464,
264,442,264,388,376,348,323,12842,12843,12843,12843,12848,12848,12851,29978]}
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. a4
b4 9. d3 d6 10. a5 Rb8 11. Nbd2 Be6 12. Bxe6 {C88: Closed Ruy Lopez:
Anti-Marshall Systems} fxe6 13. c3 {LiveBook: 5 Games} Nd7 (13… Qe8 14. Nc4
Qg6 15. h3 Nd7 16. Be3 d5 17. Ncd2 bxc3 18. bxc3 Nc5 19. Bxc5 Bxc5 {1-0 (52)
Carlsen,M (2822)-Aronian,L (2809) Saint Louis 2017}) 14. Nb3 {White has an
edge.} d5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14… Qe8 15. Be3 h6 16. Nbd2 Nf6 17. d4 bxc3
18. bxc3 exd4 19. Nxd4 Qd7 {1/2-1/2 (35) Oliveira,D (2146)-Salzmann,S (2092)
LSS email 2013}) 15. Be3 bxc3 16. bxc3 dxe4 17. dxe4 Rb5 18. Qe2 Qb8 (18…
Rxb3 $2 19. Qc4 $18) 19. Qc4 Nd8 20. Rad1 Bd6 21. Rb1 Qb7 22. Nbd2 Qc6 23. Rxb5
axb5 24. Qb3 Qa6 25. Ra1 Nc5 $1 {[%cal Rc5b3]} 26. Qb1 Nf7 (26… Ndb7 $14) 27.
c4 $16 c6 28. cxb5 cxb5 29. Nb3 Nd7 (29… Na4 $1 $14) 30. Qd3 Rc8 31. h3 h6
32. Nfd2 Nb8 33. Nf3 b4 (33… Nd7 $11) 34. Qd1 $14 Qb7 35. Nfd2 Rc3 36. Nc1
Na6 37. Ne2 Rc8 38. Qb3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White fights for an advantage.} Qe7 ({
Better is} 38… Bc5 $14) 39. Rc1 $16 Rxc1+ 40. Nxc1 Bc5 41. Nd3 Bxe3 42. fxe3
Qd8 43. Nc4 Ng5 (43… Qe8 $142) 44. Nb6 ({Much worse is} 44. Ndxe5 $6 Nxe4 45.
Qd3 Qxd3 $14) (44. Ncxe5 Qxa5 45. Qc4 b3 $16) (44. Nxb4 $142 Qb8 45. Nb6) 44…
Nc7 (44… Nb8 $142) 45. Qc4 b3 (45… Kh7 $16 46. Na4 (46. Nxb4 Qd1+ 47. Kh2
Qd2 $11) (46. Nxe5 Qd2 $16) 46… Na8) 46. Qxb3 $18 Nxe4 47. Qc2 Qg5 {[#]} 48.
Nc4 $1 Nd5 $2 (48… Ng3 {was necessary.} 49. Ndxe5 Qf6) 49. a6 {And now a7
would win.} Nxe3 50. a7 Nxc2 51. a8=Q+ Kh7 52. Qxe4+ Qf5 53. Nd6 Qxe4 54. Nxe4
Kg6 55. g4 Kf7 56. Nxe5+ Ke7 57. Kf2 (57. h4 $142) 57… Nb4 $2 {[#]} (57… g5
{keeps fighting.} 58. Kf3 Nb4) 58. Kf3 (58. h4 $142) 58… Nd5 (58… g5 $142
59. Nc3 Nc2) 59. Ng6+ Kf7 60. Nf4 Nf6 $2 (60… Nc7 61. Nd3 g5) 61. Nxf6 {
White is clearly winning.} gxf6 62. Kg3 f5 63. gxf5 exf5 64. Ng2 {Precision:
White = 73%, Black = 34%.} (64. h4 $18 Kf6 65. Ne2) 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.10”]
[Round “3.2”]
[White “Fedoseev, Vladimir”]
[Black “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C48”]
[WhiteElo “2731”]
[BlackElo “2781”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “85”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 11,85,-5,6,18,40,49,47,36,63,56,141,139,141,139,142,118,169,115,162,172,
152,146,143,126,84,72,116,101,104,81,60,69,62,65,77,108,166,113,172,166,158,
149,208,129,123,128,135,139,133,152,133,114,96,102,178,159,171,147,175,209,221,
199,186,218,340,333,582,575,666,648,635,647,782,763,1161,1158]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3
Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Nd4 5. Bc4 Bc5 6. d3 {C48: Four Knights: 4 Bb5, replies
other than 4…Bb4} c6 {LiveBook: 10 Games} 7. Nxe5 (7. Nxd4 Bxd4 8. O-O d6 9.
Qf3 b5 10. Bb3 a5 11. a3 a4 12. Ba2 Be6 13. Nd1 Bg4 {0-1 (53) Maze,S (2614)
-Fressinet,L (2651) Porticcio 2017}) 7… O-O 8. Nxf7 {White is slightly
better.} Rxf7 9. Bxf7+ Kxf7 10. Be3 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and
annotate with similar games:} 10. O-O d6 11. Bg5 h6 12. Bxf6 Qxf6 13. Na4 Qg6
14. Kh1 {1-0 (29) Koscielski,J (2318)-Friedel,M (2083) Essen 2004}) 10… Ne6 (
10… d5 $14) 11. Bxc5 $16 Nxc5 12. e5 $1 {[%cal Re5f6]} Ne8 13. d4 Ne6 (13…
Na6 $16 {was worth a try.}) 14. O-O (14. f4 $1 $18) 14… d6 15. f4 $1 {
[%cal Bf2f4,Bf4e5][%mdl 32]} dxe5 16. fxe5+ Kg8 17. d5 cxd5 18. Nxd5 {Hoping
for Qf3.} N8c7 19. c4 Bd7 20. Qg4 {aiming for Rad1.} Nf8 21. Qf3 Ng6 $1 22.
Rad1 Ne6 23. h4 Nxh4 (23… Kh8 $16 {might work better.}) 24. Qf7+ $1 $18 Kh8 {
[#]} 25. Nf6 $1 {[%mdl 1024] White has strong compensation.} Qb6+ 26. Rf2 Ba4 (
26… Ng5 $16 27. Qxd7 (27. Nxd7 Qe3 $16) 27… gxf6) 27. Rd6 Ng5 {[#]} 28. Qe7
$1 $40 {[%mdl 128] Black is in trouble.} Nf5 ({But not} 28… Bc6 $2 29. Nd5
$18 (29. Nh5 Nhf3+ 30. Kf1 Nh2+ 31. Ke1 Qe3+ 32. Kd1 Rg8 $11)) ({Avoid the trap
} 28… Nhf3+ $2 29. Kh1 $18) 29. Rxb6 Nxe7 30. Rxb7 Ng6 31. Nh5 Ne6 32. Rff7 {
[%cal Rh5g7]} Be8 (32… Bd1 $16) 33. Rxa7 Rd8 34. Rf1 Kg8 35. Ng3 h5 36. Nf5
Kh7 37. b4 {[%cal Bb2b4,Bb4b5][%mdl 32]} h4 (37… Rd2 $142 38. b5 Bd7) 38. b5
Rd2 $2 (38… h3 39. gxh3 Nxe5) 39. Nd6 {White is clearly winning.} h3 40. gxh3
Bd7 41. Rxd7 Ng5 42. Rf5 Nh4 43. Rxg7+ {Precision: White = 96%, Black = 38%.}
1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.10”]
[Round “3.2”]
[White “Matlakov, Maxim”]
[Black “Aronian, Levon”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D35”]
[WhiteElo “2728”]
[BlackElo “2802”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “53”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,53,1,0,20,0,35,0,-3,-7,-5,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,108,89,131,89,184,0,200,197,
358,342,340,323,5373,5365,5261,3802,1367,773,771,771,5357,1661]} 1. d4 Nf6 2.
c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 c5 7. Rb1 Be7 {D35: Queen’s
Gambit Declined: Exchange Variation} 8. Nf3 O-O 9. Bc4 {LiveBook: 11 Games} Qc7
{The position is equal.} 10. Qe2 a6 11. a4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. O-O b5 12.
Bd3 Nd7 13. h4 e5 14. h5 h6 15. Nxe5 Nxe5 16. dxe5 {0-1 (45) Navara,D (2737)
-Dominguez Perez,L (2739) Saint Louis 2017}) 11… cxd4 12. cxd4 Bd7 {…Rc8
is the strong threat.} 13. O-O Rc8 14. Bd3 Bxa4 15. d5 $1 Nd7 16. e5 {Black
must now prevent d6.} exd5 (16… Nc5 $1 $11 17. d6 Qd7 18. Bxh7+ Kxh7 19. dxe7
Kg8) 17. e6 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Hoping for exf7+. Black is under strong pressure.}
Nf8 18. exf7+ Kxf7 (18… Kh8 $16) 19. Nd4 $2 (19. Re1 $18) 19… Bf6 $2 {[#]}
(19… Kg8 $11 {and Black stays safe.}) 20. Bxh7 $1 $18 Qe5 $2 (20… Nxh7 21.
Qe6+ Kf8 22. Ba3+ Be7) 21. Rxb7+ Bd7 22. Qg4 Qxd4 $2 (22… Nxh7 23. Rxd7+ Kg8)
23. Rxd7+ {White is clearly winning.} Nxd7 24. Qxd7+ Be7 25. Re1 {[%csl Ge1]
[%cal Rd7e7]} Qe5 26. Bd2 (26. Rxe5 $2 {leads to mate.} Rxc1+ 27. Re1 Rxe1#)
26… Rd8 {[#]} 27. Qg4 {Precision: White = 63%, Black = 23%.} (27. Rxe5 $2
Rxd7 28. Bf5 Rdd8 $17) (27. Bg6+ $142 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kf6 (27… Kxg6 28. Qg4+)
28. Qg4 Qxe1+ 29. Bxe1) 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.10”]
[Round “3.2”]
[White “Navara, David”]
[Black “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C42”]
[WhiteElo “2720”]
[BlackElo “2788”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “79”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,79,22,13,5,14,32,28,27,18,32,0,2,0,-10,0,0,-28,0,-20,-10,-14,-12,-6,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,10,10,2,-8,-4,-4,-4,-8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Bf5 7. O-O
Be7 8. Re1 O-O 9. Nbd2 {[%cal Bb1d2,Bd2f1,Bf1g3,Bg3f5,Bf5e3][%mdl 32] C42:
Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves} (9. c4 Nc6 10. cxd5 Qxd5
11. Nc3 Nxc3 12. bxc3 Rae8 13. h3 Bxd3 14. Qxd3 Bd6 15. Rxe8 Rxe8 16. c4 Qe4
17. Qxe4 Rxe4 {1/2-1/2 (37) Ivanchuk,V (2729)-Yu,Y (2753) Danzhou 2017}) 9…
Nd6 10. Nf1 {LiveBook: 6 Games} Bxd3 11. Qxd3 Nd7 12. Ng3 Re8 13. Bf4 c6 14.
Re2 Bf8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14… Nf6 15. Rae1 Nfe4 {1/2-1/2 (15) Egedi,I
(2333)-Mathe,G (2349) Hungary 2008}) 15. Rxe8 (15. Bxd6 $5 Bxd6 16. Rxe8+ Qxe8
17. Nf5 $14) 15… Nxe8 16. Nf5 Nef6 17. Ne5 Ne4 18. f3 {The position is equal.
} Nxe5 19. Bxe5 Ng5 20. c3 g6 21. Ne3 Bg7 22. Bxg7 Kxg7 23. Re1 h5 24. h4 Ne6
25. g3 Qd6 26. Kf2 Re8 27. Ng2 c5 28. dxc5 Qxc5+ 29. Kf1 Qb6 30. Qxd5 Qxb2 31.
Nf4 Nc7 32. Qd4+ Kg8 33. a4 Rxe1+ 34. Kxe1 {[#] Threatens to win with Qd8+.}
Qb1+ 35. Kf2 {Black must now prevent Qd8+.} Ne6 36. Qxa7 Nxf4 37. Qb8+ Kh7 {
[#] ( -> …Qb2+)} 38. Qxf4 Qc2+ 39. Kg1 Qd1+ 40. Kf2 {Precision: White = 63%,
Black = 71%.} (40. Kg2 $5 {[%cal Rf4f7]}) 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.10”]
[Round “3.2”]
[White “Bu, Xiangzhi”]
[Black “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D45”]
[WhiteElo “2714”]
[BlackElo “2827”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “65”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 23,65,-1,-2,-7,0,-7,71,71,69,69,69,62,61,55,58,58,84,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,9,0,16,0,34,17,94,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. Nf3 e6 2. c4 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. Nc3
c6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 b6 7. Be2 Bb7 8. O-O Bd6 {D45: Semi-Slav: 5 e3} 9. e4 Nxe4
10. Nxe4 dxe4 11. Qxe4 Nf6 12. Qc2 c5 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 13. Qa4+ {[#]} Nd7
$146 ({Predecessor:} 13… Qd7 14. Qxd7+ Nxd7 15. Be3 Rc8 16. dxc5 Bxc5 {
1/2-1/2 (24) Speelman,J (2600)-Efimov,I (2530) Escaldes 1998}) 14. Rd1 {
Threatens to win with dxc5.} O-O {[#]} (14… Qc7 $11 {remains equal.}) 15. Ne5
$1 $16 {[%cal Re5d7][%mdl 512]} Nf6 (15… Bxe5 16. dxe5) 16. dxc5 bxc5 {[#]}
17. Nd7 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Ne4 (17… Qxd7 18. Qxd7) 18. Rxd6 $1 ({Wrong is} 18.
Nxf8 $2 Bxh2+ 19. Kf1 Qh4 $19) 18… Nxd6 19. Nxf8 Qxf8 20. Be3 (20. Bd3 $16)
20… Nf5 $11 21. Rd1 Nxe3 22. fxe3 h6 23. Rd7 Be4 24. Rxa7 Rb8 25. b3 Qd8 26.
Qd7 Qf6 27. Rc7 (27. Qe7 $5 {[%cal Re7f6]}) 27… Qa1+ 28. Kf2 Kh7 29. Qxf7 {
Black must now prevent Qf4.} Qb2 (29… Bg6 $1 $11 30. Qf4 (30. Qxe6 Rf8+ 31.
Bf3 Qxa2+ 32. Kg3 Qa1 $14) 30… Qb2) 30. Qf4 ({Inferior is} 30. Rxc5 Bd3 $17)
(30. Qxe6 $16 Bg6 31. Rc8 Rxc8 32. Qxc8) 30… Bd3 {The position is equal.} 31.
Rxg7+ $1 Kxg7 32. Qc7+ Kg6 33. Qg3+ {Precision: White = 55%, Black = 57%.}
1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.10”]
[Round “3.2”]
[White “Jobava, Baadur”]
[Black “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A01”]
[WhiteElo “2702”]
[BlackElo “2741”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “48”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,48,0,0,8,0,11,14,2,18,8,31,0,10,14,12,8,10,-20,-23,-42,-46,-35,-44,
-33,-52,-64,-50,-82,-55,-89,-50,-50,-62,-50,-61,-39,-53,-36,-28,-49,-36]} 1. b3
e5 {[%cal Be7e5,Be5e4][%mdl 32]} 2. Bb2 Nc6 3. Nf3 e4 4. Nd4 Nxd4 5. Bxd4 d5 6.
e3 {A01: Nimzowitsch-Larsen Opening} Ne7 7. Bb2 Nc6 8. d3 {The position is
equal.} Qg5 9. Nc3 (9. dxe4 dxe4 10. h4 Qf5 $11) (9. h4 $5 {[%cal Rh4g5]} Qf5
10. Nd2 $11) 9… Bb4 10. a3 Bxc3+ 11. Bxc3 Bg4 12. Qd2 O-O-O (12… O-O 13. h3
{1-0 (68) Van Geet,D (2617)-Kujala,A (2637) ICCF email 2010}) 13. d4 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 13. h3) 13… f5 14. Bb4 Bh5 ({Reject} 14… Nxb4 15. axb4 Kb8
16. h3 $14) 15. h4 Qg6 16. g3 Bf3 17. Rg1 Rhe8 ({Much weaker is} 17… Nxb4 18.
axb4 Kb8 19. b5 $11) 18. Qc3 Qh5 ({Much worse is} 18… Nxb4 $6 19. axb4 Kb8
20. Kd2 $11) 19. Bc5 Re6 20. b4 {Threatening b5.} b6 21. b5 bxc5 22. bxc6 {
[#] Threatening mate with Ba6+.} c4 23. Qa5 {White wants to mate with Qa6+.}
Rxc6 24. Qxa7 Rb6 {Precision: White = 47%, Black = 67%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.10”]
[Round “3.2”]
[White “Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi”]
[Black “Ding, Liren”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E54”]
[WhiteElo “2702”]
[BlackElo “2771”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “73”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 23,73,4,0,0,0,0,22,54,77,72,85,41,87,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-25,0,0,0,0,0,0,8,7,7,0,14,8]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4
4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 d5 6. Nf3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 c5 8. O-O cxd4 9. exd4 b6 10. Qe2 {
E54: Nimzo-Indian: Rubinstein: Main Line: 7…dxc4 8 Bxc4} Nc6 11. Rd1 Na5 12.
Bd3 Bb7 {LiveBook: 9 Games} 13. Ne5 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and
annotate with similar games:} 13. Bg5 Be7 14. Rac1 Rc8 15. Ne5 Nc6 16. Ba6 Bxa6
17. Qxa6 h6 18. Be3 Nb4 19. Qxa7 Bd6 20. a3 Nbd5 21. Nxd5 Nxd5 22. Rxc8 Qxc8 {
1-0 (44) Fedoseev,V (2659)-Wojtaszek,R (2734) Berlin 2015}) 13… Rc8 14. Qe3
Nd5 15. Qg3 f5 {[#]} 16. Bh6 $1 {[%csl Gh6][%cal Rg3g7]} Qe7 17. Bg5 Qe8 18.
Bb5 (18. Nxd5 $16 Bxd5 19. Bf4) 18… Nxc3 $11 19. bxc3 Qxb5 20. Bh6 {[%csl
Gh6][%cal Rg3g7] [#]} Rc7 21. cxb4 Qxb4 22. Nd3 Qe7 $1 23. Bf4 $1 {[%cal Rf4c7]
} Rc6 24. Re1 {Black must now prevent d5!} Qd8 25. Rad1 Nc4 26. Nb4 Rc8 27.
Rxe6 Re8 28. Rxe8+ Qxe8 29. Nd3 Qd7 30. Re1 Be4 31. Ne5 Nxe5 32. Bxe5 {The
position is equal.} Rc6 {Threatens to win with …Rg6.} 33. f3 Bd5 34. a3 Rg6
35. Qf4 h6 36. h4 Kh7 37. Rc1 {Precision: White = 84%, Black = 61%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.10”]
[Round “3.2”]
[White “Najer, Evgeniy”]
[Black “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C42”]
[WhiteElo “2694”]
[BlackElo “2799”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “43”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 26,43,32,24,35,29,31,26,20,16,21,21,38,15,15,16,18,12,14,19]} 1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. c4 c6 9.
Re1 Bf5 10. Qb3 Na6 {C42: Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves}
(10… Qd7 11. Nc3 Nxc3 12. Bxf5 Qxf5 13. bxc3 b6 14. cxd5 cxd5 15. Qb5 Qd7 16.
Rb1 Rc8 17. g3 Bf8 18. Bd2 {1/2-1/2 (51) Vachier Lagrave,M (2796)-Caruana,F
(2808) Stavanger 2017}) 11. Nc3 dxc4 12. Bxc4 Nxc3 13. bxc3 b5 14. Bf1 {
LiveBook: 16 Games} Re8 15. Bg5 $146 {[%cal Bc1g5,Bg5h4,Bh4g3][%mdl 32]} ({
Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 15. Rxe8+ Qxe8
16. a4 Nc7 17. axb5 cxb5 18. c4 {1/2-1/2 (52) Jordan Martinez,D (2145)
-Durandeau,J (1949) Benidorm 2007}) 15… Qc8 16. Bh4 Nc7 17. Bg3 Qd7 18. c4
bxc4 19. Rxe8+ Rxe8 {The position is equal.} 20. Bxc4 {[#] Strongly
threatening Bxd6.} Be6 21. Rc1 Nd5 22. Qa4 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.10”]
[Round “3.2”]
[White “Kuzubov, Yuriy”]
[Black “Wang, Hao”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C65”]
[WhiteElo “2688”]
[BlackElo “2701”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “134”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 13,134,4,3,2,5,0,2,0,10,0,0,2,5,2,4,7,7,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-4,8,-7,0,0,0,
-5,0,-1,0,0,0,-11,-10,-128,-135,-120,-127,-128,-124,-171,-165,-178,-168,-171,
-152,-198,-207,-349,-345,-412,-399,-411,-396,-402,-392,-485,-479,-475,-469,
-422,-295,-325,-279,-317,-302,-339,-317,-354,-329,-383,-383,-392,-314,-385,
-368,-361,-346,-342,-332,-326,0,-316,-298,-339,-290,-334,-260,-337,-324,-331,
-319,-325,-316,-309,-326,-294,-318,-349,-349,-342,-342,-347,-297,-339,-304,
-1112,-1001,-1094,-1092,-29974,-1204,-29975,-29976,-29973,-6187,-6179,-5213]}
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Qe2 {C65: Ruy Lopez:
Berlin Defence (3…Nf6), unusual lines and 4 0-0 Bc5} (6. O-O Qe7 7. Nbd2 Bg4
8. h3 Bh5 9. a3 a5 10. Nc4 Nd7 11. g4 Bg6 12. b4 axb4 13. Bg5 f6 14. axb4 Rxa1
15. Qxa1 {1/2-1/2 (30) Anand,V (2783)-Nakamura,H (2792) Saint Louis 2017}) 6…
Nd7 7. Be3 Bd6 {LiveBook: 6 Games} 8. Nbd2 {The position is equal.} c5 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 8… Qe7 9. d4 f6 10. O-O-O b5 11. c4 Qf7 12. Kb1 a6 13. c5 Be7 {
1-0 (23) Vaibhav,S (2558)-Wacker,P (2358) Biel 2017}) 9. Nc4 O-O 10. O-O Re8
11. Nfd2 Nf8 12. Nxd6 cxd6 13. f4 exf4 14. Bxf4 Ng6 15. Be3 Be6 16. Qf2 b6 17.
c4 a6 18. b3 b5 19. Nf3 f6 20. Bd2 Rb8 21. Bc3 Rb7 22. Qd2 Rbe7 23. Rf2 Qd7 24.
Raf1 Ra8 25. Ne1 a5 26. Bxa5 {[#]} (26. cxb5 $11 {remains equal.} Qxb5 27. Nc2)
26… b4 $1 $17 27. Bxb4 cxb4 28. Qxb4 Ne5 29. Qd2 Qa7 {Threatens to win with .
..Ng4.} 30. h3 Qd4 31. Qb2 Qe3 32. Qe2 {[#]} Qb6 $1 33. Nf3 (33. Qd2 $142)
33… Nxf3+ $19 34. gxf3 Rea7 (34… Bxh3 35. Rd1 $19) 35. Ra1 Bxh3 36. Kh2 Be6
37. Rg2 Ra5 {( -> …Rh5+)} 38. Qf2 Rh5+ 39. Kg1 Qb4 40. Rd1 Rg5 41. f4 Rxg2+
42. Qxg2 Qc3 43. Kh1 Qd4 44. f5 Bf7 45. Rd2 g6 46. Qf2 Qa1+ 47. Kh2 Qc1 48. Rc2
Qd1 49. Rd2 Qc1 50. Rc2 $1 {[%cal Rc2c1]} Qb1 51. Qd2 Qf1 52. a4 g5 ({Less
strong is} 52… gxf5 53. Qg2+ Qxg2+ 54. Rxg2+ Kf8 55. exf5 $17) ({Resist}
52… Qf3 53. Qc3 $19) 53. Rc1 Qf3 54. Rg1 Qh5+ 55. Kg2 Qg4+ 56. Kf2 Qh4+ 57.
Kg2 Re8 58. Qf2 {White wants to play Qxh4.} Qg4+ 59. Kh2 Qh5+ 60. Kg2 {[#]} d5
$1 61. cxd5 {[#]} Bxd5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 62. Qd4 $2 (62. Qf3 Qxf3+ 63. Kxf3 Bxb3
64. Ra1) (62. exd5 Re2) 62… Rc8 63. Qb2 Qg4+ 64. Kh2 Qh4+ 65. Kg2 {[#]} Bxe4+
$1 {[%mdl 512]} 66. dxe4 Qxe4+ 67. Kh3 Rc2 {Precision: White = 43%, Black =
86%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.10”]
[Round “3.2”]
[White “Rapport, Richard”]
[Black “Li, Chao b”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D70”]
[WhiteElo “2675”]
[BlackElo “2745”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “41”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,41,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-5,0,-3,0,-2,-12,-9,-3,-11,-7,0,-8,-3,-8,-10]
} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 c6 5. Nc3 d5 6. cxd5 cxd5 7. Ne5 O-O 8.
Bg2 Bf5 9. O-O Ne4 {The position is equal.} 10. g4 {D79: Fianchetto Grünfeld:
Symmetrical Variation (6 0-0 c6 7 cxd5 cxd5)} (10. Bf4 Nc6 11. Nxc6 {1/2-1/2
(11) Prohaszka,P (2596)-Mamedov,R (2689) Minsk 2017}) 10… Nxc3 11. bxc3 Be6
12. f4 f6 13. Nd3 Bxg4 {[#]} 14. Rb1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14. f5 Bxf5 15. Rxf5
gxf5 16. Nf4 Kh8 17. c4 dxc4 18. Bxb7 {1-0 (37) Delchev,A (2557)-Stevic,H
(2476) Pula 2000}) 14… e6 15. c4 (15. h3 $5 {[%cal Rh3g4]} Bf5 16. Rxb7 $15)
15… Nc6 16. Nf2 Bh5 17. f5 gxf5 18. cxd5 exd5 19. Rxb7 Re8 20. Rb2 Rb8 21.
Rxb8 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.10”]
[Round “3.2”]
[White “Dubov, Daniil”]
[Black “Artemiev, Vladislav”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B96”]
[WhiteElo “2666”]
[BlackElo “2692”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “81”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,81,63,51,0,0,-77,28,-55,0,-66,-53,-55,-68,-59,-66,-40,-48,-52,-38,
-111,-115,-189,-187,-166,-160,-179,-132,-127,-129,-136,-127,-148,-148,-145,
-135,-104,93,81,250,254,256,258,259,253,435,457,443,428,395,394,387,371,789,
720,29973,29974,29969,29970,29975,29975,29974,29974]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4
cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 h6 8. Bh4 Be7 9. Qf3 Nbd7 10. O-O-O
{B98: Sicilian Najdorf: 6 Bg5 e6 7 f4 Be7, sidelines} g5 (10… Qc7 11. Bd3 g5
12. fxg5 Ne5 13. Qe2 Nfg4 14. Nf3 hxg5 15. Bg3 Bd7 16. h3 Nxf3 17. hxg4 Rxh1
18. Rxh1 Nh4 19. Qf1 Qa5 20. Be1 Qc5 21. Bf2 Qa5 22. Bd4 e5 23. Be3 Rc8 {
1-0 (36) Savchenko,B (2567)-Lu,S (2615) Olongapo City 2015}) 11. fxg5 hxg5 {
LiveBook: 6 Games} 12. Bg3 (12. Bxg5 $14 Ne5 13. Qf4) 12… Qc7 $11 13. Bb5
$146 (13. Be2 $11 {remains equal.}) ({Find the theoretical novelty and
annotate with similar games:} 13. Bd3 Ne5 14. Qe2 Nh5 15. Nf3 Nxg3 16. hxg3
Rxh1 17. Rxh1 {0-1 (42) Sukandar,I (2366)-Wirig,A (2510) Biel 2011}) 13… g4 (
{Black should play} 13… axb5 $17 14. Ndxb5 Qc5 15. Bxd6 Bxd6 16. Nxd6+ Ke7)
14. Qe2 (14. Bxd7+ $11 Bxd7 15. Qf2) 14… e5 (14… axb5 $15 15. Ndxb5 Qc5 16.
Nxd6+ Kf8) 15. Nf5 (15. Bxd7+ $11 Bxd7 16. Nb3) 15… axb5 $15 16. Nxb5 Qc6 17.
Nbxd6+ Bxd6 18. Nxd6+ Kf8 19. a3 Ne8 20. Nf5 ({White should try} 20. Nxe8 $1
$15 Kxe8 21. Rd5) 20… Ra4 $1 $17 {And now …Ndf6 would win.} 21. Be1 (21.
Qxg4 $17 Ndf6 22. Qf3) 21… Ndf6 $19 {[%cal Bd7f6,Bf6e4,Be4g3,Bg3e2][%mdl 32]}
(21… Rxe4 22. Bb4+ Rxb4 23. axb4 $17) (21… Qxe4 22. Qxe4 Rxe4 23. Bb4+ Rxb4
24. axb4 $17) 22. Ng3 Nxe4 23. Rd8 Be6 {Strongly threatening …f6.} 24. Bb4+ {
[#]} Rxb4 $1 25. axb4 Nxg3 26. Qxe5 Ke7 $1 (26… Nxh1 27. b5 $16) (26… Rh3
$6 27. Rhd1 $11) 27. Rhd1 Rxh2 28. b5 Ne2+ $2 (28… Qxg2 29. Rxe8+ $1 {
[%mdl 512]} Kxe8 30. Qb8+ Bc8 31. Qxc8+ Ke7 32. Qd8+ Ke6 33. Rd6+ Ke5 34. Qf6+
Ke4 35. Qd4+ Kf5 36. Rf6+ Kg5 37. Qe5+ Nf5 38. Rxf5+ Kh6 39. Qf6+ Kh7 40. Qxf7+
Kh8 41. Qf8+ Kh7 42. Rf7+ Kg6 43. Qg8+ Kh6 44. Rh7#) (28… Qc4 $17 {stays on
course.} 29. Qxg3 Rh5) 29. Kb1 $16 Qc4 $2 {[#]} (29… Qxg2 {[#]} 30. Rxe8+ $1
{[%mdl 512]} Kxe8 31. Qb8+ Bc8 32. Qxc8+ Ke7 33. Qc5+ Kf6 34. Rd6+ Kg7 35. Qg5+
Kh7 36. Qf5+ Kg8 37. Rd8+ Kg7 38. Qg5+ Kh7 39. Qg8+ Kh6 40. Rd6+ f6 41. Rxf6+
Kh5 42. Qh7+ Kg5 43. Rf5#) (29… Qb6 $16 {was called for.} 30. Qxh2 Qa5) 30.
Rxe8+ $1 $18 {[%mdl 512]} Kxe8 {[%csl Ge6][%cal Rc4a2]} 31. Qb8+ Bc8 32. Qxh2
Nc3+ $2 (32… f6 33. Qh8+ Ke7) 33. bxc3 Qxb5+ {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQB}
34. Kc1 {Intending Qh8+ and mate.} Qg5+ 35. Rd2 {White wants to mate with Qh8+.
} Qa5 {[%cal Ra5a1]} 36. Rd4 {Threatens to win with Qh8+.} ({Much less strong
is} 36. Qh8+ Ke7 $18) 36… Qg5+ $2 (36… Be6 37. Qd6 Qa1+ 38. Kd2 Qa5) 37.
Kd1 {Threatening mate with Qh8+.} Qf6 38. Qc7 {White mates.} Qf1+ 39. Kd2 {
[%csl Gc7][%cal Rd4d8]} Qxg2+ 40. Kc1 {[%csl Gc7][%cal Rd4d8]} Qf1+ 41. Rd1 {
Precision: White = 52%, Black = 41%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.10”]
[Round “3.2”]
[White “Sethuraman, S P.”]
[Black “Giri, Anish”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B92”]
[WhiteElo “2617”]
[BlackElo “2777”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “155”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 24,155,7,1,20,22,41,20,31,42,97,93,102,99,101,98,104,96,98,110,102,106,
110,136,450,423,541,540,495,486,476,478,484,476,573,577,508,274,320,212,294,
332,332,332,317,310,312,299,299,279,420,378,391,0,351,0,476,434,534,326,291,
266,509,527,502,0,343,338,328,325,325,325,317,279,323,62,95,50,47,49,80,25,23,
0,87,8,8,0,98,98,99,90,88,88,91,80,80,80,88,88,89,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,84,
8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4
Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. Be3 Be6 9. Qd3 O-O 10. O-O Nbd7 11. Nd5
Bxd5 12. exd5 Rc8 13. c4 {LiveBook: 67 Games} g6 {B92: Sicilian Najdorf: 6 Be2}
(13… Ne8 14. Qd2 b6 15. Rac1 a5 16. Na1 g6 17. b4 Ng7 18. bxa5 bxa5 19. Bd3
Nc5 20. Bc2 a4 21. Rb1 {0-1 (66) Carlsen,M (2853)-Grischuk,A (2771) Saint
Louis 2015}) 14. Rac1 Ne8 15. Qd2 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and
annotate with similar games:} 15. Rfd1 b6 16. Qd2 Ng7 17. Na1 Nf5 18. b4 Nxe3
19. fxe3 f5 20. Nb3 Bg5 21. c5 {0-1 (34) Wozniak,M (2198)-Mammadzada,G (2355)
Khanty-Mansiysk 2015}) 15… Ng7 16. Na5 Nf5 (16… Rc7 $14) 17. Nxb7 $16 Qc7
18. Na5 $1 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Keeping Black busy.} Nxe3 19. fxe3 Bg5 20. b4 Qb6
21. Rf3 $1 {[%cal Bf1f3,Bf3g3,Bg3g6,Bg6d6,Bd6e6][%mdl 32]} f5 22. Nc6 f4 23.
Qc2 fxe3 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (23… e4 $16 24. Qxe4 Rce8) 24. Rg3 $18 Bh4 {[#]}
25. Rxg6+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kh8 (25… hxg6 26. Qxg6+) 26. Rxd6 Nf6 27. g3 Qc7
28. Re6 (28. gxh4 Qxd6 29. Rf1 Nxd5 $1 $19 {[%mdl 512]}) 28… Bxg3 29. hxg3
Qg7 30. Bf3 e2 31. g4 (31. Qxe2 Qxg3+ 32. Qg2 Qf4 $14) 31… Nxd5 32. Qxe2 (32.
Bxd5 $2 Qxg4+ 33. Bg2 Rg8 $19) ({And not} 32. cxd5 Rxf3 33. Qe4 (33. Qxe2 {
is a self mate.} Qxg4+ 34. Qg2 Rg3 35. Rc2 Rg8 36. Rg6 Rxg6 37. Kf1 Rxg2 38.
Rxg2 Qxg2+ 39. Ke1 Rh6 40. Nxe5 Rh1#) 33… Rcf8 $11) 32… Nf4 33. Qxe5 Nxe6
34. Qxe6 Rce8 35. Qd5 Rf4 36. Rf1 Re3 (36… Rxg4+ {was called for.} 37. Bxg4
Qxg4+ 38. Qg2 Rg8 39. Qxg4 Rxg4+ 40. Kh1 Rxc4) 37. Qd8+ Rf8 38. Qd5 Rf4 39. Rf2
$2 (39. Kh2 $18) 39… Re1+ $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (39… Rexf3 $1 $11 {and Black
stays safe.} 40. Rxf3 Rxg4+ 41. Kf2 Qb2+ 42. Ke3 Qc3+ 43. Ke2 Qc2+ 44. Ke3 Qc3+
45. Ke2 Qc2+ 46. Ke3 Qc3+) 40. Kh2 $1 Qh6+ 41. Kg2 Qh4 42. Qd7 Rxc4 $2 (42…
h5) 43. Qc8+ Kg7 {White must now prevent …Qh1+.} 44. Qd7+ Kh8 45. Nd4 h5 46.
Rf1 hxg4 47. Bxg4 {[%cal Rf1f8]} Rxf1 48. Kxf1 ({Not} 48. Qe8+ Kh7 $16) 48…
Qf6+ 49. Nf3 $2 (49. Bf5 $18 {[%csl Gf5][%cal Rd7h7]} Rc1+ 50. Ke2 Qe5+ 51. Kd3
Qg3+ 52. Ke4 Qe1+ 53. Kd5 Qh1+ 54. Ke6 Qh6+ 55. Kd5 Qh1+ 56. Be4 Qh5+ 57. Qf5
Qxf5+ 58. Bxf5) 49… Rxb4 50. Qc8+ Kg7 $1 51. Qc7+ Kh6 52. Qh2+ ({White
should try} 52. Qd7 $1 $16) 52… Kg7 $11 {…Rb1+ is the strong threat.} 53.
Qc7+ (53. Qh5 $11) 53… Kh6 $16 {[#]} 54. Qc1+ (54. Qd7 $1 $16) 54… Kg7 $11
55. Qd1 Rxg4 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQN} (55… Qf7 $11 {remains equal.} 56.
Qd7 Rf4 57. Qxf7+ Kxf7) 56. Qd7+ $16 Kf8 57. Qc8+ Ke7 58. Qxg4 Qa1+ 59. Kg2
Qxa2+ 60. Kg3 Qe6 61. Qg7+ Kd6 62. Qa7 ({Better is} 62. Qd4+ $16 Kc7 63. Qa7+
Kc8 64. Qc5+ Kb7 65. Ne5) 62… Qg6+ $11 63. Kf4 {Threatening mate with Qb6+.}
Qf6+ 64. Ke3 Qc3+ 65. Ke4 Qb4+ 66. Nd4 Qe1+ 67. Kd3 Qd1+ 68. Kc3 Qa1+ {[#]} (
68… Qe1+ $1 $11 {keeps the balance.} 69. Kb2 Qf2+ 70. Kb3 Qe3+ 71. Kc4 Qc1+
72. Kd3 Qb1+ 73. Kd2 Qb4+ 74. Ke3 Qc3+ 75. Ke4 Qe1+ 76. Kd3 Qf1+ 77. Kc3 Qe1+
78. Kc2 Qf2+ 79. Kd1 Qf1+ 80. Kc2 Qf2+ 81. Kd3 Qf1+ 82. Kc2 Qf2+) 69. Kc2 (69.
Kd2 $1 $16) 69… Qa2+ {The position is equal.} 70. Kd3 Qb1+ 71. Ke3 Qg1+ 72.
Kd2 Qf2+ 73. Kc3 {Hoping for Nb5+!} (73. Kd3 $5 {[%cal Rd4b5]} Qf1+ 74. Kc3 $14
) 73… Qe1+ 74. Kb2 Qb4+ 75. Nb3 a5 $1 76. Qa6+ Kc7 77. Qxa5+ Qxa5 78. Nxa5 {
Precision: White = 55%, Black = 45%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.11”]
[Round “3.3”]
[White “Aronian, Levon”]
[Black “Matlakov, Maxim”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D41”]
[WhiteElo “2802”]
[BlackElo “2728”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “110”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 28,110,8,14,25,22,22,16,17,6,35,0,18,7,35,19,168,137,243,237,227,52,55,
27,44,41,44,40,37,41,24,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,16,16,21,0,8,9,87,13,93,
93,93,93,133,120,129,93,93,143,143,31,93,115,129,43,105,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0]} 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 {D41: Queen’s
Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch with 5 cxd5} b6 13. d5 (13. Rac1 Bb7 14. d5 Nc5
15. Rfe1 Qf6 16. Qe3 Rac8 17. e5 Qg6 18. d6 f6 19. Nh4 Qg4 {1-0 (34) Aronian,L
(2793)-Kramnik,V (2808) Stavanger 2017}) 13… Nc5 14. Rfe1 Bb7 15. Rad1 {
LiveBook: 3 Games} exd5 16. exd5 Qf6 {[#]} 17. Qe3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 17. Ne5
Rfe8 18. Qd4 Qd6 19. Bb5 Red8 20. Bc6 Bxc6 21. Nxc6 Rd7 22. h3 Qf6 23. Qg4 h6
24. Re3 Kh8 25. Rd4 Rg8 26. Ne5 {1-0 (26) Dziuba,M (2556)-Grabarczyk,M (2476)
Lublin 2008}) 17… Rad8 18. h4 h6 19. h5 Rd6 20. Rd4 Qf5 21. Nh4 Qd7 (21…
Qf6 $1 $11) 22. Qg3 $1 $18 Rf6 (22… Bxd5 $16 23. Bb5 (23. Nf5 Qxf5 24. Qxd6
Ne4 $15) 23… Qxb5) 23. Rg4 Kh8 24. Rxg7 $2 (24. Rf4 $1 $18 {[%cal Rf4f6]
Strongly threatening Rxf6.} Rxf4 25. Qxf4) 24… Bxd5 $14 25. Ng6+ Rxg6 $1 26.
Rxg6 fxg6 27. Qe5+ Qg7 28. Qxd5 Qf6 $1 {[%cal Rf6f2]} 29. f3 (29. Qd2 $5 {
[%cal Rd2h6]} gxh5 30. Re3 $11) 29… Rd8 30. Qf7 Qxf7 $1 31. Bxf7 gxh5 32.
Bxh5 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} a5 33. Re8+ Rxe8 34. Bxe8 {KB-KN} Kg7
35. Kf2 Kf6 36. Ke3 Ke5 37. f4+ Kf5 38. Kf3 Nd3 39. g4+ Ke6 (39… Kf6 $11 {
remains equal.}) 40. a3 (40. Bb5 $1 $16 {[%cal Rb5d3]} Nc5 41. Bc4+ Kf6 42. a3)
40… Ne1+ (40… Nc5 $11) 41. Ke4 $16 Nc2 42. a4 Nb4 {[#]} 43. Bb5 $1 Kf6 44.
Be2 Ke6 45. Bc4+ Kf6 46. Bf1 (46. Bb5 $16) 46… Na2 ({Black should play} 46…
Ke6 $14) 47. Kd4 Nb4 {[#]} 48. Bd3 (48. Kc4 $1 $16) 48… Ke6 $1 $14 49. Kc4 ({
White should try} 49. Bc4+ $16 Kf6 50. Bf1) 49… Nd5 $11 {The position is
equal.} 50. g5 Nxf4 51. gxh6 {Black must now prevent h7.} Kf6 52. h7 Kg7 53.
Bf5 (53. h8=Q+ $5 Kxh8 54. Be4 $11) 53… Kh8 54. Be4 Kg7 55. Bf3 Ne6 {
Precision: White = 51%, Black = 51%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.11”]
[Round “3.3”]
[White “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Black “Navara, David”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A38”]
[WhiteElo “2788”]
[BlackElo “2720”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “134”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 22,134,33,-11,15,-34,-17,-27,-26,-26,-35,-35,8,0,-3,-1,-11,-11,22,-36,
-36,-50,-50,-315,-293,-312,-313,-314,-318,-362,-348,-310,-292,-304,-271,-232,
-263,-336,-308,-328,-283,-284,-225,-259,-256,-259,-259,-254,-243,-245,-141,
-144,-139,-451,-450,-420,-433,-727,-716,-701,-618,-605,-510,-473,-425,-403,
-403,-242,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,0,-6,-6,-6,0,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,
-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,
-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22,-22]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 c5 3. Bg2 Nc6 4. O-O g6
5. d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Bg7 7. c4 O-O 8. Nc2 d6 9. Nc3 Be6 10. b3 Qd7 11. Bb2 Bh3
12. Ne3 {LiveBook: 24 Games. A38: Symmetrical English vs …g6: 4 Bg2 Bg7 5
Nf3 Nf6} Rfd8 (12… Bxg2 13. Kxg2 e6 14. Qd2 Rad8 15. Rfd1 Rfe8 16. Rab1 a6
17. Kg1 Ne7 18. Qd4 Qc6 19. Rbc1 h5 {1/2-1/2 (82) Khismatullin,D (2651)
-Macieja,B (2530) Minsk 2017}) 13. Qb1 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and
annotate with similar games:} 13. Qd2 Bxg2 14. Kxg2 Rac8 15. Rad1 Ne5 16. h3
Qc6+ 17. Kh2 Ned7 18. Ned5 Re8 19. e4 a6 {1-0 (61) Tikhomirov,S (2365)-Korolev,
A (2110) Dimitrovgrad 2009}) 13… Bxg2 14. Kxg2 e6 15. Rd1 a6 16. Rd2 Ne5 17.
f3 b5 18. Ne4 Nxe4 19. Qxe4 bxc4 20. bxc4 (20. Rad1 $11 f5 21. Qh4 cxb3 22.
Rxd6 Qxd6 23. Rxd6 Rxd6 24. Qe7) 20… Rab8 21. Rad1 f5 22. Qf4 $2 {[%mdl 8192]
[#]} (22. Qh4 $1 $15) 22… g5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 23. Qxe5 (23. Qxg5 Rxb2 $1 {
[%mdl 512]} 24. Rxd6 (24. Rxb2 $2 Nf7 $19) 24… Qxd6 $19) 23… Bxe5 24. Bxe5
Qa7 25. Bd4 Qe7 26. Bb2 Rbc8 27. Ba3 f4 28. Ng4 {[%cal Ra3d6]} h5 $1 {[%cal
Rh5g4]} ({Don’t do} 28… Rxc4 29. Bxd6 Qb7 30. Nh6+ Kg7 31. Ng4) 29. Nf2 Rxc4
30. Bxd6 Qh7 31. g4 Kf7 32. gxh5 Rc2 33. Ne4 Rxd2 34. Nxg5+ Kg8 35. Rxd2 Qg7 ({
Black should play} 35… Qxh5 $19 36. Ne4 Qb5) 36. h4 $17 Qc3 $1 {[%cal Rc3d2]}
37. Bb4 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (37. Ne4 $17 {nothing else works.} Qc1 38. Ba3 (
38. Bxf4 Rxd2 39. Bxd2 Qc4 $17) 38… Qxd2 39. Nxd2 Rxd2 40. Kf2) 37… Qxd2 $1
$19 38. Bxd2 Rxd2 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KR-KN} 39. a4 (39. Kf2 $142 e5 40. a3)
39… Rxe2+ 40. Kh3 Kg7 41. Kg4 e5 42. Ne4 Re3 43. Nc5 {[#]} a5 $1 44. Nb7 Rc3
$2 (44… Re2 $19 45. Nxa5 Ra2) 45. Nxa5 $11 {The position is equal.} Kf6 46.
h6 Rc1 47. Nb7 Rg1+ 48. Kh5 {aiming for Nd6.} Kf7 (48… e4 $5 49. fxe4 f3 50.
e5+ Kf7 51. Nd6+ Kg8 $15) 49. a5 Kg8 {Threatens to win with …e4.} 50. Nc5 Rg3
51. Nd7 (51. Ne6 $5 {[%cal Re6g5]} e4 52. h7+ (52. Nxf4 exf3 53. Nd3 Rg2 $17)
52… Kxh7 53. a6 exf3 54. Ng5+ Rxg5+ 55. Kxg5 $11) 51… Rxf3 {…Ra3 is the
strong threat.} 52. Nxe5 Re3 53. Ng4 Rg3 54. a6 Ra3 {Strongly threatening …
Ra5+.} 55. Kg5 Ra4 56. Ne5 Kh7 57. a7 Rxa7 58. Kxf4 Kxh6 59. Kf5 Kh5 60. Kf4
Kxh4 61. Nf3+ Kh5 62. Ne5 Ra8 63. Kf5 Rf8+ 64. Ke4 Kg5 65. Nf3+ Kg4 66. Ne5+
Kg3 67. Kd5 Rd8+ {Precision: White = 57%, Black = 75%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.11”]
[Round “3.3”]
[White “Giri, Anish”]
[Black “Sethuraman, S P.”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C54”]
[WhiteElo “2777”]
[BlackElo “2617”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “131”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 22,131,16,16,32,15,16,0,0,0,0,0,0,-6,0,-14,0,0,0,-2,22,-15,21,-35,8,-33,
-31,-103,-103,-100,-47,-60,-50,-78,-64,-78,-34,-33,-34,-37,0,0,12,0,0,0,34,19,
43,0,76,25,22,28,18,19,20,19,20,24,37,22,29,35,43,51,55,56,52,46,104,104,29971,
29972,29974,29976,29974,29977,29978,29977,29979,29978,29977,29980,29980,29981,
29982,29983,29984,29985,29986,29986,29986,29987,29988,29989,29990,29991,29992,
29993,29993,29994,29994,29995,29995,29996,29996,29997,29997,29998,29998,29999]
} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. h3 d6 7. c3 Ne7 {
C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3} (7… a6 8. a4 Ba7
9. Re1 h6 10. Nbd2 Be6 11. Bxe6 fxe6 12. b4 Qe8 13. Nf1 Nh5 14. Be3 Bxe3 15.
Rxe3 Nf4 {1-0 (63) Karjakin,S (2773)-So,W (2810) Saint Louis 2017}) 8. Nbd2 Ng6
9. Re1 c6 10. Bb3 Bb6 11. Nf1 Re8 12. Ng3 {LiveBook: 17 Games} Be6 13. Bxe6 {
[#]} Rxe6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13… fxe6 14. Qb3 h6 15. Be3 Nd7 16. Rad1 {
0-1 (50) Jonkman,H (2425)-Sasikiran,K (2666) Vlissingen 2004}) 14. d4 d5 15.
Nxe5 Nxe5 16. dxe5 Rxe5 17. Bf4 Re6 {[%cal Rf6e4]} 18. e5 Nd7 19. Nf5 Nc5 20.
Nd4 Rg6 21. Be3 Ne4 22. Qh5 (22. Nf5 $11) 22… Qc7 23. Rad1 (23. c4 $5) 23…
Re8 24. f4 (24. Nf3 $1 $15) 24… f6 $1 $17 25. exf6 {[#]} Nxf6 ({Reject} 25…
gxf6 $6 26. f5 $11) ({Black should try} 25… Qf7 $1 $17 26. Qe2 Rxf6) 26. Qf3
$1 $15 Ne4 27. g4 Rf6 (27… Bxd4 $5 28. Bxd4 Rf8 $17) 28. f5 Rff8 29. Qg2 Bxd4
30. Bxd4 g6 (30… c5 $5 {[%cal Rc5d4]} 31. Be3 Qc6 $15) 31. c4 b6 32. cxd5
cxd5 33. Re3 Qf7 34. Rf1 h6 {[%cal Rg6f5]} 35. b3 Kh7 (35… gxf5 $11 36. Rxf5
Qg6) 36. fxg6+ (36. Ref3 $16 g5 37. Rc1) 36… Qxg6 $11 37. Ref3 Rxf3 38. Qxf3
Ng5 39. Qxd5 {Strongly threatening Qb7+.} Nxh3+ 40. Kh2 {Intending Rf7+ and
mate.} Ng5 41. Qd7+ Kg8 42. Rf5 Rf8 43. Qd5+ $40 {[%mdl 128] White has some
attack.} Ne6 {White must now prevent …Rd8.} 44. Be3 Rf7 45. Qf3 Ng5 {[#]} (
45… Rf8 $14) 46. Bxg5 $1 $16 hxg5 $2 {[%mdl 12288] Endgame KQR-KQR} (46…
Rxf5 $16 47. gxf5 Qxg5) 47. Qd5 {White mates.} Qh6+ 48. Kg2 Qf8 49. Rxg5+ Kh8
50. Qe5+ Rg7 51. Qxg7+ Qxg7 52. Rxg7 Kxg7 {K3P-KPP} 53. Kf3 Kf6 54. Kf4 Kg6 55.
g5 {[%cal Bg4g5,Bg5g6,Bg6g7][%mdl 32]} Kg7 56. Kf5 Kf7 57. g6+ Kg7 58. Kg5 Kg8
59. Kf6 Kf8 60. g7+ Kg8 61. Kg6 b5 62. b4 {[%cal Bb3b4,Bb4a5,Ba5a6,Ba6a7][%mdl
32]} a6 63. a3 a5 64. bxa5 b4 65. a6 bxa3 66. a7 {Precision: White = 65%,
Black = 39%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.11”]
[Round “3.3”]
[White “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”]
[Black “Jobava, Baadur”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C42”]
[WhiteElo “2741”]
[BlackElo “2702”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “95”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 15,95,34,37,22,44,36,35,33,29,28,33,32,68,61,65,72,61,39,31,29,37,33,97,
95,106,88,96,93,96,110,103,38,33,36,67,70,68,66,64,62,101,101,101,106,106,100,
100,100,100,100,106,106,108,94,88,91,108,108,101,72,72,74,75,76,77,36,36,8,8,8,
8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nf6
6. d4 Be7 7. Bd3 O-O 8. O-O {C42: Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White
3rd moves} Re8 {LiveBook: 5 Games} 9. Re1 (9. h3 Nbd7 10. Ne2 d5 11. Ng3 Bf8
12. Re1 Rxe1+ 13. Qxe1 c5 14. c3 cxd4 15. cxd4 Nb6 {0-1 (52) Wei,Y (2709)-Bu,X
(2715) Shenzhen 2016}) 9… Nbd7 10. Ne2 {White is slightly better.} b6 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 10… Bf8 11. b3 b6 12. Bb2 Bb7 13. Ng3 Rxe1+ 14. Qxe1 g6 15. Qd2
Bg7 {1/2-1/2 (47) Senders,J (1868)-Bondarchuk,V (1992) Maastricht 2011}) 11. c4
Bb7 12. Nc3 d5 13. Bf4 a6 14. Qb3 $36 {[%cal Rc4d5][%mdl 2048] White has good
play.} Nf8 15. cxd5 Nxd5 16. Nxd5 (16. Be4 {with more complications.} c6 17.
Bg3 Bf6 18. Be5 Bxe5 19. Nxe5 Ne6 20. Rad1) 16… Bxd5 17. Bxc7 Bxb3 18. Bxd8
Raxd8 ({Better is} 18… Rexd8 $14 19. axb3 (19. Rxe7 Bd5 $16) 19… Bf6) 19.
axb3 $16 Bf6 20. Rxe8 Rxe8 21. Rxa6 Ne6 22. Rxb6 Nxd4 23. Bc4 ({Much less
strong is} 23. Rxf6 gxf6 24. Nxd4 Rd8 $14) (23. Nd2 $16) 23… Nxf3+ $14 24.
gxf3 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} Re1+ 25. Kg2 {[#] Intending Rb8+ and mate.}
Kf8 $1 26. b4 {[%cal Bb3b4,Bb4b5][%mdl 32]} Bxb2 27. b5 Ke7 28. Rb7+ Kd6 29.
Rxf7 Re7 30. Rf4 Kc5 31. Bd3 Bf6 32. Ra4 Re6 33. Rc4+ Kb6 34. Re4 Rd6 35. Be2
Kc5 36. f4 Rd4 37. f3 Kd5 38. Re3 Rxf4 39. Rb3 Kc5 40. Rb1 Rb4 41. Rc1+ Kd4 {
The position is equal.} 42. Rc6 Rb2 43. Rc4+ Kd5 44. Re4 g5 45. Kg3 h5 46. Bc4+
Kc5 47. Re6 Bc3 48. Be2 {Precision: White = 69%, Black = 74%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.11”]
[Round “3.3”]
[White “Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi”]
[Black “Ding, Liren”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D45”]
[WhiteElo “2702”]
[BlackElo “2771”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “94”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]

{[%evp 23,94,0,4,15,15,12,23,12,33,10,16,25,90,32,16,0,0,-6,0,0,0,-38,14,0,-6,
-3,45,-25,-21,-20,-34,-52,0,-26,-38,-46,-43,-43,-45,-38,-43,-47,-54,-56,-49,
-52,-65,-57,-39,-47,0,0,0,-32,-49,-65,-67,-70,-19,-50,-50,-80,0,0,69,0,0,0,70,
0,0,0,68]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. Be2
O-O 8. O-O b6 9. e4 dxe4 10. Nxe4 Nxe4 11. Qxe4 Bb7 12. Bd3 g6 {LiveBook: 13
Games. D45: Semi-Slav: 5 e3} 13. Re1 {[#]} Rb8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13… Re8
14. Bg5 Qc7 15. Rad1 c5 16. d5 f6 17. Bh6 Ne5 18. Nxe5 Bxe5 19. Qg4 f5 20. Qg5
Bxh2+ {1-0 (39) Epishin,V (2650)-Dreev,A (2650) Tilburg 1994}) 14. Bg5 c5 15.
Qh4 Qc7 16. Be4 Bxe4 17. Rxe4 cxd4 (17… f6 $11) 18. Rxd4 (18. Nxd4 $16 {
Strongly threatening Qh6.} Qb7 19. Rd1) 18… Bc5 $14 19. Rd3 {[#] aiming for
Rad1.} f6 20. Bh6 Rf7 21. Rad1 e5 22. Nd2 Be7 ({Black should play} 22… f5 $15
) 23. Qh3 (23. Ne4 $5 {[%cal Rd3d7]} f5 24. Qg3 $11) 23… Nc5 {[%cal Bd7c5,
Bc5b7,Bb7d6][%mdl 32]} 24. Rd5 Rd8 25. b4 ({Better is} 25. Rxd8+ $14 Qxd8 26.
b4) 25… Rxd5 $11 26. cxd5 Nb7 $1 27. Ne4 f5 (27… Qc2 $1 $15 28. Nc3 Nd6)
28. Ng5 (28. d6 $5 Nxd6 29. Nxd6 Bxd6 30. Qb3 $15) 28… Qc2 {[%cal Rc2d1]} 29.
Qd3 Qxd3 30. Rxd3 Bxg5 31. Bxg5 $15 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} Nd6 32. f3
Rc7 33. Bf6 e4 34. Rc3 Rxc3 35. Bxc3 exf3 36. gxf3 {KB-KN} Kf7 37. Kf2 g5 38.
Be5 Nc4 39. Bb8 a6 40. Ke2 Kf6 (40… Ke7 $15) 41. Kd3 Ne5+ 42. Ke3 {[#]} Nc4+
(42… b5 $1 $17) 43. Kd4 $11 Nd2 ({Black should try} 43… Na3 $1 $11) 44. Ke3
Nc4+ 45. Kd4 Nd2 {Threatens to win with …f4.} 46. Ke3 Nc4+ 47. Kd4 Nd2 {
Precision: White = 42%, Black = 61%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.11”]
[Round “3.3”]
[White “Najer, Evgeniy”]
[Black “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C67”]
[WhiteElo “2694”]
[BlackElo “2799”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “67”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 24,67,11,9,9,7,16,11,19,13,16,17,19,19,19,16,16,16,22,11,12,11,13,18,16,
0,0,0,0,0,5,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4.
O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 {[%cal Be4d6,Bd6e8,Be8c7][%mdl 32]} 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5
8. Rxe5 O-O 9. Nc3 {C67: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence: 4 0-0 Nxe4} Ne8 10. Nd5 Bd6
11. Re1 c6 12. Ne3 Be7 13. c4 {LiveBook: 27 Games. The position is equal.} Nc7
14. d4 d5 15. cxd5 Bb4 16. Bd2 Bxd2 17. Qxd2 {next dxc6 is good for White.}
Nxd5 18. Nxd5 Qxd5 {[#]} 19. Re5 $146 Qd6 20. Bc4 Bd7 21. Rae1 Rae8 22. Qe3 {
[%cal Re5e8]} Rxe5 23. dxe5 Qb4 24. Bb3 Be6 25. Rd1 Bxb3 26. axb3 $11 {[%mdl
4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} Qe7 27. f4 Rd8 28. Rxd8+ Qxd8 {KQ-KQ} 29. h3 g6 (29…
a5 {with more complications.} 30. e6 Kf8 31. Qe5 fxe6 32. Qxe6 Qe8) 30. b4 h5
31. Kh2 Kg7 32. e6 fxe6 33. Qxa7 Qd6 34. Qxb7+ {Precision: White = 86%, Black
= 87%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.11”]
[Round “3.3”]
[White “Rapport, Richard”]
[Black “Li, Chao b”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D71”]
[WhiteElo “2675”]
[BlackElo “2745”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “230”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 13,230,0,11,-7,0,0,2,-23,2,-12,0,-7,19,20,35,22,4,-32,-16,0,0,-34,-27,
-35,-27,-22,-18,-27,-29,-34,-27,-65,5,2,0,-81,-71,-77,0,0,0,0,141,113,137,129,
127,116,133,110,129,139,289,293,316,326,547,539,547,545,556,564,621,365,326,
331,317,150,389,274,281,243,554,535,542,528,538,530,530,530,530,530,524,524,
524,523,522,517,12846,6246,907,537,530,523,526,522,516,512,584,539,584,584,571,
568,589,589,589,550,512,0,589,589,575,567,560,558,554,544,639,543,608,518,510,
510,503,496,496,456,446,0,404,364,713,701,1135,1135,1135,1135,1125,865,1102,
1099,1135,1091,1128,1117,1102,975,960,883,770,680,29950,29945,11625,10997,
29950,7237,29951,29951,29954,6924,29944,5141,29946,968,961,912,904,667,533,518,
29944,425,410,297,29968,29969,29969,29970,29969,29969,29970,29969,29970,29971,
29971,29971,29972,29972,29972,29972,29973,29974,29974,29975,29974,29975,29975,
29976,29976,29976,29975,29975,29975,29976,29976,29975,29975,29976,29976,29977,
29977,29978,29978,29979,29980,29981,29983]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 c6 4. Bg2
d5 5. Qa4 Bg7 6. cxd5 {D71: Fianchetto Grünfeld: 3 g3 d5 sidelines and 5 cxd5
(without Nf3)} Nxd5 7. Nf3 Bg4 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 8. Nbd2 {The position is
equal.} Nb6 9. Qa3 Na6 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with
similar games:} 9… O-O 10. h3 Bxf3 11. Nxf3 Bxd4 12. Nxd4 Qxd4 13. Qxe7 {
0-1 (77) Tregubov,P (2614)-Saric,I (2661) Yerevan 2014}) 10. h3 Be6 11. e3 O-O
12. O-O {[#]} c5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 13. dxc5 Nc4 14. Nxc4 Bxc4 15. c6 bxc6 16. Re1
Rb8 17. Nd4 (17. Qa4 $5 {[%cal Ra4c4]} Bb5 18. Qa3 $11) 17… Nb4 $1 18. Nxc6 (
{Of course not} 18. Qxa7 Qd6 $17) 18… Nxc6 19. Bxc6 Qc7 20. Qa4 Bd3 21. e4
Be5 22. Qa3 Rfd8 (22… Bc2 $1 $15 23. Bd5 e6) 23. Bd5 $11 Bc2 $1 24. Bg5 (24.
Qf3 $11 {keeps the balance.} e6 25. Bb3) 24… Bxb2 $17 25. Qf3 {[#]} Rf8 ({
Black should play} 25… e6 $1 $17 {[%cal Re6d5]} 26. Bxd8 Rxd8) 26. Bf4 Qc3
27. Re3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has good play.} Qd4 (27… Qa5 $11) 28. Rf1 Rb6
29. Bh6 Rf6 30. Qe2 Rc8 31. Bg5 {[%cal Bh6g5,Bg5e7,Be7d6,Bd6f4,Bf4c7][%mdl 32]}
Rb6 32. Bxe7 Ba4 (32… Qe5 $16) 33. Qf3 $18 Be8 34. e5 {[%cal Be4e5,Be5e6]
[%mdl 32]} Rb5 $2 {[#]} (34… h5 {is a better defense.} 35. Bd6 Qd2) 35. Be6
$1 {[%mdl 512]} Rcb8 (35… fxe6 36. Qf8#) 36. Bd6 Rd8 37. Bb3 Qb6 38. e6 {
[%cal Re6f7]} Rf5 39. Bf4 Bd4 40. Re4 (40. Re2 $18 {and White stays clearly on
top.}) 40… a5 $2 (40… Bc6 $16 {was called for.} 41. exf7+ Kg7) 41. g4 Rf6
42. Qg3 {Strongly threatening Bc7.} a4 $2 (42… Qc6 {is more resistant.} 43.
e7 Rd7) 43. Bc7 Bxf2+ 44. Rxf2 Rd3 45. exf7+ Bxf7 46. Bxf7+ Kxf7 47. Bxb6 {
Threatening mate with Qc7+.} Rxg3+ 48. Kh2 Rxf2+ 49. Bxf2 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame
KRB-KR} Ra3 50. Re7+ Kf6 (50… Kg8 $142 51. Re2 Kf7) 51. Bd4+ Kg5 52. Re2 Kf4
53. Bf2 Kf3 54. Rc2 Rd3 55. Bc5 h5 56. Rf2+ Ke4 57. g5 Rd5 58. Be7 Ke3 59. Rf6
h4 60. Re6+ Kf3 {intending …Rd2+.} 61. Rf6+ Ke3 $1 62. a3 Rd2+ 63. Kg1 Rd5
64. Rf2 Rd7 65. Kf1 Rd1+ 66. Kg2 Rd7 67. Rf3+ Ke4 68. Bf6 Rd2+ 69. Rf2 Rd3 70.
Re2+ Kf4 71. Rf2+ Ke4 72. Rb2 Rxa3 $2 (72… Rg3+ 73. Kf2 Rf3+ 74. Ke2 Re3+ 75.
Kd2 Rd3+ 76. Kc2 Rxh3 77. Rb4+ Kf3) 73. Rb4+ Kf5 74. Rxh4 Ra2+ 75. Kf3 Ra3+ 76.
Ke2 Ra2+ 77. Kd3 a3 78. Ra4 Rg2 79. Ra5+ Kf4 80. Kc4 a2 81. Kb3 Rg3+ 82. Kxa2
Rxh3 83. Ra4+ Kf5 84. Kb2 Rd3 85. Kc2 (85. Ra3 $142 Rd5 86. Kc3 Kg4 87. Ra4+
Kh5 88. Ra1 Rf5 89. Kd4 Kg4 90. Rg1+ Kh5 91. Re1) 85… Rd7 86. Kc3 Rd1 87. Rd4
(87. Kc4 $142 Rc1+ 88. Kd4 Rd1+ 89. Ke3 Re1+ 90. Kf3 Rf1+ 91. Ke3 Re1+ 92. Kd3)
87… Re1 88. Kd2 (88. Rd6 $142 Rg1 89. Rd5+ Ke4 90. Re5+ Kf4 91. Kc4 Rb1 92.
Kc5 Rd1 93. Rd5) 88… Re6 89. Kd1 (89. Rb4 $142 Ra6 90. Rb5+ Ke4 91. Re5+ Kf4
92. Kd3 Ra3+ 93. Kc4 Ra6 94. Rd5) 89… Re3 90. Rd2 Kg4 91. Re2 Rb3 92. Ke1
Rb1+ (92… Kf4 $18 93. Re5 Rb6) 93. Kf2 (93. Kd2 $142 Rb3 94. Re4+ Kf5 95. Rd4
Rg3 96. Rd5+ Ke4 97. Rb5 Ra3 98. Kc2) 93… Rb4 94. Kg2 Kh5 $2 (94… Rf4 $18
95. Re5 Kh4) 95. Kf3 {White mates.} Rb3+ 96. Kf4 Rb4+ 97. Ke5 Rh4 98. Kd6 Ra4
99. Rh2+ Kg4 100. Ke6 Ra7 101. Rh6 Ra6+ 102. Kf7 Kf5 103. Rh1 Ra7+ 104. Be7 Rb7
105. Rf1+ Kg4 106. Kxg6 Rxe7 {KR-KR} 107. Rg1+ Kf4 108. Kh6 Re2 109. g6 {
[%cal Bg5g6,Bg6g7][%mdl 32]} Kf5 110. Rf1+ Ke6 111. g7 Rh2+ 112. Kg6 Rg2+ 113.
Kh7 Rh2+ 114. Kg8 Ra2 115. Rh1 Kd5 {Precision: White = 58%, Black = 32%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.11”]
[Round “3.3”]
[White “Lenderman, Aleksandr”]
[Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A33”]
[WhiteElo “2565”]
[BlackElo “2804”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “94”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,94,0,8,-32,-29,-30,-12,-25,-10,-27,0,-7,0,-12,5,0,0,4,40,48,31,39,83,
0,29,0,67,0,22,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-5,0,-6,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-276,-275,-288,-267,
-475,-466,-461,-454,-512,-379,-393,-394,-376,-389,-387,-380,-378,-360,-329,
-331,-406,-404,-663,-650,-29971,-29971]} 1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4
Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. a3 Be7 7. e4 O-O {A33: Symmetrical English: 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 d4
cxd4 4 Nxd4 e6 5 Nc3 Nc6} 8. Nf3 Qc7 9. Be2 b6 10. O-O Bb7 11. Bg5 Ne5 {
LiveBook: 3 Games} 12. Nd2 Ng6 13. g3 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and
annotate with similar games:} 13. Be3 Bc5 14. Bxc5 bxc5 15. Re1 {0-1 (49) Bu,X
(2705)-Vachier Lagrave,M (2804) Doha 2016}) 13… Rad8 (13… h6 $5 {[%cal
Rh6g5]} 14. Be3 d5 $15) 14. Rc1 h6 15. Be3 (15. Bxf6 $5 Bxf6 16. f4 $11) 15…
Bc5 16. Bxc5 bxc5 17. f4 d5 {[%cal Rd5e4]} 18. cxd5 exd5 19. e5 d4 20. Na4 Nd5
$1 {[%cal Rd5e3] [#] aiming for …Ne3.} (20… Qc6 $6 21. Bf3 $18) 21. Rxc5
Qe7 22. Qc1 (22. Rf2 $16) 22… Qd7 {Strongly threatening …d3.} (22… Ngxf4
$5 23. gxf4 Nxf4 24. Rxf4 Qg5+ 25. Rg4 Qe3+ 26. Kf1 d3 $11) 23. b3 ({Of course
not} 23. Bb5 Qh3 $17) (23. Ra5 $5 {[%cal Ra4c5]}) 23… Rc8 ({Black should try
} 23… f6 $11) 24. Bf3 (24. Ne4 $1 $14) 24… Nc3 25. Rxc8 Rxc8 26. Nxc3 Rxc3
27. Qd1 Ne7 28. Bxb7 Qxb7 29. Qe2 Nf5 30. Qe4 Qxe4 31. Nxe4 Rxb3 $11 {[%mdl
4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} 32. Rc1 Rb2 33. Rc8+ Kh7 34. Rc7 Re2 35. Nc5 $2 {
[%mdl 8192]} (35. Nf2 $1 $11 {and White stays safe.}) 35… Rc2 $19 36. Rxf7 {
[#]} Kg6 $1 {[%cal Rg6f7]} 37. e6 $2 (37. Rd7 {might work better.} Rxc5 38. g4)
37… Rxc5 {KRN-KR} 38. g4 Ne3 39. f5+ Kh7 40. e7 Re5 41. f6 Kg6 42. Rf8 {
fxg7 is the strong threat.} d3 43. fxg7 Kxg7 {( -> …d2)} 44. Rd8 Rxe7 45.
Rxd3 Nxg4 46. Rg3 (46. Rd4 $142 h5 47. h3) 46… h5 47. h3 Re3 {Precision:
White = 51%, Black = 64%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.11”]
[Round “3.4”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Black “Lenderman, Aleksandr”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B43”]
[WhiteElo “2804”]
[BlackElo “2565”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “121”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 22,121,44,23,177,174,172,166,172,166,193,187,176,176,204,46,116,114,106,
0,9,27,24,13,143,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-9,-9,-11,0,0,0,-11,62,0,62,62,237,0,
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,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5.
Nc3 Qc7 6. Be2 Nf6 7. O-O Bb4 8. Bg5 Bxc3 {B43: Sicilian: Kan Variation: 5 Nc3}
(8… Nc6 9. Nxc6 bxc6 10. Qd4 Bd6 11. f4 e5 12. Qd2 exf4 13. Bxf4 Bxf4 14.
Rxf4 d6 15. Rd1 Ke7 16. Rf3 {0-1 (82) Pogonina,N (2445)-Hou,Y (2671) Monaco
2015}) 9. Bxf6 gxf6 10. bxc3 Qxc3 11. Rb1 Nc6 12. Nxc6 {LiveBook: 6 Games} dxc6
$2 (12… bxc6 $11 13. Qc1 Ke7) 13. Rb3 $18 Qc5 14. Qd2 $1 {[%mdl 1024] White
has strong compensation.} e5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14… Ke7 15. Rd1 Rg8 16. Rg3
Rh8 17. Rg7 Rb8 18. Bh5 e5 19. Rxf7+ Ke6 20. Rd7 {1-0 (20) Szieberth,A (2310)
-Kozlov,O (2405) Harkany 1994}) 15. Rd1 {[%csl Gd1][%cal Rd2d8]} Qe7 16. Rd3 {
Intending Rd8+ and mate.} Be6 17. Qh6 Rg8 18. Rd6 $2 ({But not} 18. Qxh7 $6 Qf8
$14) (18. Bh5 $18) 18… Qf8 (18… Bd5 $1 $14) 19. Qxf6 $16 {White wants to
mate with Rd8+.} Qe7 {[#]} 20. Qxe5 (20. Qf3 $1 $16) 20… Rxg2+ 21. Kh1 $1 (
21. Kxg2 $2 Bh3+ 22. Kxh3 Qxe5 $19) 21… Rg8 22. Bh5 Kf8 (22… Bxa2 $11 {
remains equal.} 23. Qxe7+ Kxe7 24. Rd7+ Kf6) 23. f4 $2 ({Only move:} 23. Rg1
$16 {And now Rxe6! would win.} Rxg1+ 24. Kxg1) 23… Bh3 $11 24. Qxe7+ Kxe7 25.
Bf3 Rad8 26. Rxd8 Rxd8 27. Rxd8 Kxd8 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KB-KB} 28. Kg1 Kc7
29. Kf2 Kd6 30. Ke3 Kc5 ({Better is} 30… f6 $11) 31. Be2 (31. e5 $14) 31…
b5 (31… f6 $11) 32. f5 $14 f6 $2 {[#]} ({Black should try} 32… Bg2 $14) 33.
c3 $2 (33. Kf3 $1 $18) 33… Bg2 $11 {The position is equal.} 34. Kf4 {e5 is
the strong threat.} Kd6 35. h4 c5 36. Bd3 c4 37. Be2 a5 38. a3 h6 39. Bh5 Bf1
40. Be8 b4 $1 {[%cal Rb4a3]} 41. axb4 axb4 42. cxb4 c3 {( -> …c2)} 43. Ba4
Bd3 44. Ke3 Bb1 45. b5 Kc5 46. e5 fxe5 47. f6 Bg6 48. Bc2 (48. h5 $5 Bxh5 49.
Kd3 $11) 48… Bf7 ({Not} 48… Bxc2 $2 49. f7 $18) 49. Bd3 Kd6 50. Be4 {
Threatens to win with Kd3.} Kc5 51. Bd3 {With the idea Ke4.} Kb6 52. Ke4 Bg6+
53. Kxe5 Bxd3 {KB-K3P} 54. f7 c2 55. f8=Q {Strongly threatening Qd6+.} c1=Q {
White must now prevent …Qc3+.} 56. Qd6+ Kxb5 {aiming for …Qe1+.} 57. Qxd3+
Qc4 58. Qxc4+ Kxc4 59. Kf6 {Kg6 would kill now.} Kd5 60. Kg6 Ke6 61. Kxh6 {
Precision: White = 58%, Black = 54%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.11”]
[Round “3.4”]
[White “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Black “Najer, Evgeniy”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C77”]
[WhiteElo “2799”]
[BlackElo “2694”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “82”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 14,81,10,10,15,0,0,0,0,-2,-2,-3,0,-7,-6,-33,9,13,10,-50,0,-65,-50,-71,
-57,-90,-89,-101,-110,-105,-90,-75,-60,-74,-22,-56,-39,-48,-61,-351,-140,-137,
-44,-277,-264,-316,-266,-467,-436,-480,-481,-456,-471,-445,-339,-510,-452,-637,
-432,-406,-407,-461,-431,-465,-480,-570,-481,-1109,-1056,-29999]} 1. e4 e5 2.
Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 b5 6. Bb3 Bc5 7. c3 d6 8. Nbd2 {LiveBook: 9
Games. C77: Ruy Lopez: 3…a6 4 Ba4 Nf6, unusual lines} (8. Bg5 h6 9. Bh4 Bb6
10. Nbd2 O-O 11. O-O Be6 12. Re1 Kh7 13. Bc2 Ne7 14. d4 Ng6 15. Bg3 Re8 {
0-1 (33) Grischuk,A (2761)-Mamedyarov,S (2800) Paris 2017}) 8… Bb6 9. Nf1 Ng4
$146 ({Predecessor:} 9… h6 10. Ng3 O-O 11. O-O Ne7 12. a4 Rb8 13. a5 Ba7 14.
Nh4 Bg4 15. Qe1 Be6 {0-1 (37) Suarez Pousa,D (2395)-Godena,M (2533) Pula 2004})
10. d4 {The position is equal.} exd4 11. h3 Nge5 {Hoping for …dxc3.} 12. Nxd4
O-O 13. Ng3 Nxd4 14. cxd4 Ba5+ 15. Kf1 Nc4 16. Kg1 (16. Bc2 $11) 16… c5 17.
d5 (17. Bxc4 $11 bxc4 18. Be3) 17… f5 $15 18. exf5 Bxf5 19. Nxf5 Rxf5 20. Bc2
Rf7 21. Qe2 Qf8 22. Be4 Re8 23. f3 Qe7 (23… Bd8 $17) 24. Rb1 Qe5 25. b3 Nb6
$36 {[%cal Bc4b6,Bb6d7,Bd7f6][%mdl 2080] [#] And now …Bc3 would win. Black
is pushing.} 26. Qd3 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (26. Bb2 $15 Qf4 27. Rd1) 26… Bc3 $2 (
26… c4 $19 {is more deadly.} 27. bxc4 Nxc4) 27. Be3 $17 c4 (27… g6 $17 {
Strongly threatening …Nd7.} 28. h4 c4) 28. Qd1 $2 ({White has to play} 28.
bxc4 $15 bxc4 29. Qc2 Nxd5 30. Bxd5 Qxe3+ 31. Qf2) 28… Nd7 $19 29. bxc4 Nf6 (
{Weaker is} 29… bxc4 30. Qe2 $17) 30. h4 $2 {[#]} (30. Qd3 Nxe4 31. fxe4)
30… Nxe4 31. fxe4 Qxe4 32. Rh3 bxc4 33. Rc1 Be5 34. Qa4 (34. Qc2 {only move.}
Qxc2 35. Rxc2) 34… Rc8 35. Qxa6 (35. Kh1 $142) 35… Rff8 36. Qa4 Qxd5 37.
Qc2 c3 38. Rd1 Qc4 39. h5 Ra8 40. Ra1 (40. Qb3 $142 Rfc8 41. h6) 40… Rab8 41.
Bc1 Qf1# {Precision: White = 31%, Black = 54%.} (41… Rf1# $142) 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.11”]
[Round “3.4”]
[White “Ding, Liren”]
[Black “Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A40”]
[WhiteElo “2771”]
[BlackElo “2702”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “75”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,75,17,4,21,20,27,28,20,25,27,17,27,21,29,18,21,13,45,52,200,200,174,
194,200,199,219,248,295,294,294,288,293,291,293,293,291,280,305,293,362,341,
340,347,334,337,358,348,428,408,29990,29991,29994,29995,29995,29994,29995,
29996,29996,135]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Be7 5. Bg2 d5 6. Nf3 O-O
7. O-O Nbd7 8. Bc3 {E11: Bogo-Indian} (8. Bf4 c6 9. Nc3 b6 10. cxd5 exd5 11.
Rc1 Bb7 12. Qc2 Re8 13. Rfd1 Nf8 14. e4 dxe4 15. Ne5 Nd5 16. Nxe4 Ne6 17. Be3
Rc8 18. Qb3 Bf8 19. Nc3 Nxe3 20. fxe3 Rc7 21. Kh1 {1-0 (54) Dominguez Perez,L
(2739)-Caruana,F (2807) Saint Louis 2017}) 8… c6 9. b3 Ne4 10. Bb2 {LiveBook:
5 Games. The position is equal.} b6 11. Nfd2 Ndf6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11…
Nxd2 12. Qxd2 a5 13. Ba3 Ba6 14. Re1 Nf6 15. Bxe7 Qxe7 16. Nc3 dxc4 17. Bxc6 {
0-1 (43) Tjurins,I (2193)-Kachar,V (2342) Moscow 2008}) 12. Qc2 {[%cal Rd2e4]}
Nxd2 13. Nxd2 Bb7 14. e4 dxe4 15. Nxe4 Qc7 16. c5 Rfd8 17. Rfe1 Rd7 18. Ng5 {
[%cal Be4g5,Bg5f3,Bf3e5][%mdl 32] Hoping for d5!} bxc5 {[#]} (18… g6 $14) 19.
d5 $1 $18 {[%mdl 512]} cxd5 {White must now prevent …d4.} 20. Bxf6 $1 g6 ({
Don’t blunder} 20… Bxf6 $2 21. Qxh7+ Kf8 {[#]} 22. Rxe6 $1 $18 {[%mdl 512]})
21. Qb2 h6 22. Nf3 d4 23. Bxe7 Rxe7 24. Ne5 Bxg2 25. Kxg2 Rd8 26. Rac1 Rd5 27.
Qe2 Kg7 28. Rc4 f6 {[%cal Rd5e5]} 29. Nd3 e5 30. Qf3 Qd8 31. Rxc5 ({But not}
31. Nxc5 f5 $18) 31… Rxc5 32. Nxc5 Qa5 33. Rc1 Qxa2 (33… Qd8 $18 34. Qc6
Qe8) 34. Ne6+ {White mates.} Rxe6 35. Qb7+ Kf8 36. Rc8+ Re8 37. Rc7 Qa3 38.
Rf7+ {Precision: White = 86%, Black = 53%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.11”]
[Round “3.4”]
[White “Li, Chao b”]
[Black “Rapport, Richard”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E12”]
[WhiteElo “2745”]
[BlackElo “2675”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “72”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 14,72,-4,1,-3,-30,14,0,27,10,27,-27,-35,-30,0,-164,-154,-170,-159,-170,
0,0,0,-24,-26,-28,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-470,-480,-634,
-631,-602,-602,-666,-650,-660,-647,-883,-798,-1005,-996]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3.
Nf3 b6 4. a3 Bb7 5. Nc3 Ne4 6. Qc2 Nxc3 {E12: Queen’s Indian: Unusual White
4th moves, 4 a3, 4 Nc3 Bb7 5 a3 and 4 Nc3 Bb7} 7. Qxc3 Be7 8. e3 {LiveBook: 3
Games} (8. g3 O-O 9. Bg2 d6 10. O-O Nd7 11. b3 Nf6 12. Bb2 a5 13. d5 exd5 14.
Nh4 d4 15. Qxd4 Bxg2 16. Nxg2 Ne8 17. Qd2 Bf6 18. Nf4 Bxb2 19. Qxb2 {1-0 (33)
Svidler,P (2727)-Zvjaginsev,V (2660) Berlin 2015}) 8… O-O {The position is
equal.} 9. Bd3 c5 10. d5 d6 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate
with similar games:} 10… exd5 11. cxd5 Ba6 12. Bxa6 Nxa6 13. d6 Bf6 14. Qc4 {
1/2-1/2 (37) Thorfinnsson,B (2415)-Dizdarevic,E (2475) Khanty-Mansiysk 2010})
11. e4 Nd7 {[%cal Bb8d7,Bd7e5,Be5d3][%mdl 32]} 12. h4 (12. O-O $142) 12… Bf6
$11 13. Qc2 Ne5 14. Ng5 $2 {[#]} (14. Nxe5 $11 {and White is okay.} Bxe5 15.
Bg5) 14… h6 $19 15. f4 Nxd3+ ({Don’t take} 15… hxg5 16. hxg5 Bxg5 17. fxg5
$11) 16. Qxd3 e5 $2 ({Black should play} 16… exd5 $19 17. e5 Bxg5 18. hxg5
dxc4) 17. f5 $1 $11 b5 18. Nf3 bxc4 19. Qc2 Qb6 20. g4 $1 {[%cal Bg2g4,Bg4g5]
[%mdl 32]} Qb3 21. Qxb3 cxb3 22. g5 Bd8 $1 23. gxh6 g6 {And now …gxf5 would
win.} 24. Rg1 {h5 is the strong threat.} Kh8 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is under
pressure.} 25. Bg5 gxf5 26. Bxd8 $1 Raxd8 27. Rg7 $1 fxe4 28. Ng5 {Hoping for
Rd1.} Bxd5 29. O-O-O f6 $1 {[%cal Rf6g5,Bf7f6,Bf6f5,Bf5f4][%mdl 32]} 30. Nh7 $2
{[%mdl 8192] [#]} (30. Rh7+ $11 Kg8 31. Rg7+ Kh8 32. Rh7+ Kg8 33. Rg7+ Kh8)
30… Rf7 $19 {Black is clearly winning.} 31. Rdg1 f5 32. Ng5 Rfd7 33. Rg6 e3
34. Rf6 f4 35. h7 c4 36. Rd1 Kg7 {[%mdl 32768] Precision: White = 61%, Black =
60%. . An unexpected result.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.11”]
[Round “3.4”]
[White “Matlakov, Maxim”]
[Black “Aronian, Levon”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D15”]
[WhiteElo “2728”]
[BlackElo “2802”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “77”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,77,33,24,38,39,49,37,43,44,44,41,46,45,29,0,21,0,10,3,31,0,9,4,11,15,
9,-29,-20,-24,-19,-21,-15,-83,-95,-104,-109,-168,-180,-179,-177,-181,-152,-154,
-114,-422,-409,-398,-383,-301,-186,-201,-177,-245,0,-111,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1.
d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. e3 b5 6. b3 {[%cal Bb2b3,Bb3c4,Bc4c5]
[%mdl 32]} Bg4 7. a4 {D15: Slav Defence: 4 Nc3 a6 and gambit lines after 4 Nc3
dxc4} bxc4 8. bxc4 e6 (8… Nbd7 9. a5 e5 10. Be2 Bxf3 11. Bxf3 Bb4 12. Bd2 O-O
13. O-O dxc4 14. Qe2 exd4 15. exd4 Bxa5 16. Qxc4 {1-0 (44) Ding,L (2759)
-Svidler,P (2741) Shenzhen 2017}) 9. c5 {LiveBook: 3 Games. White is slightly
better.} a5 10. h3 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with
similar games:} 10. Be2 Nbd7 11. O-O Be7 12. Bd2 O-O 13. h3 Bxf3 14. Bxf3 e5 {
1-0 (50) Goganov,A (2586)-Ovchinnikov,V (2380) St Petersburg 2017}) 10… Bh5
11. g4 Bg6 12. Ne5 Nfd7 {Hoping for …Nxe5.} 13. Nxg6 hxg6 14. Rb1 Be7 15. Qf3
Bf6 16. Bd2 g5 17. Bd3 Qc8 18. Kf1 Na6 $1 19. Bxa6 Qxa6+ 20. Kg2 Qc8 21. Rb3
Nf8 22. Rhb1 Ng6 23. Kf1 O-O 24. Ne2 (24. Rb7 $11 {remains equal.}) 24… Qa6
$17 25. Rb6 Qd3 26. Ke1 (26. Be1 $17 {might work better.}) 26… Nh4 $19 27.
Qg3 {[#]} e5 $1 {[%cal Re5d4,Be6e5,Be5e4][%mdl 544]} 28. Bc3 (28. dxe5 Bxe5)
28… Bd8 29. Rd1 Qc4 30. Rxc6 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (30. Rb7 $17 {was the crucial
defense.}) 30… Qxa4 31. Rd6 e4 {Threatens to win with …Nf3+.} 32. Ra1 Qc4
33. Rd7 Ra6 $1 34. Qb8 {[#]} (34. Kf1 {was worth a try.} Rf6 35. Be1) 34… Bf6
$2 (34… Rf6 $1 $19 {aiming for …Ng2+.} 35. Kf1 (35. Rxd8 $2 Ng2+ 36. Kf1
Nxe3+ 37. Kg1 Rxd8 $17) 35… Rf3) 35. Qb7 {[#]} (35. Qb2 $11 {keeps the
balance.}) 35… Nf3+ (35… Ng2+ $1 $17 36. Kf1 Nf4 37. exf4 gxf4 38. Qxd5 Qd3
) 36. Kf1 $11 {The position is equal.} Nh2+ 37. Ke1 Nf3+ 38. Kf1 Nh2+ 39. Ke1 {
Precision: White = 47%, Black = 75%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.11”]
[Round “3.4”]
[White “Navara, David”]
[Black “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B33”]
[WhiteElo “2720”]
[BlackElo “2788”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “80”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 23,80,0,56,12,42,30,42,23,27,27,15,30,32,0,0,0,60,53,128,131,120,124,
127,58,26,25,27,-72,-70,-66,0,-191,-167,-233,-14,-14,-14,-14,-14,-14,-14,-14,
-14,-14,-18,-20,-19,-19,-32,-54,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4
cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bf4 e5 8. Bg5 a6 9. Na3 b5 10. Nd5
Be7 11. Bxf6 Bxf6 12. c4 bxc4 {LiveBook: 10 Games} (12… b4 $1 $11 13. Nc2 O-O
) 13. Bxc4 {B33: Sicilian: Pelikan and Sveshnikov Variations} (13. Nxc4 O-O 14.
Bd3 Be6 15. O-O Bxd5 16. exd5 Nd4 17. b4 Rc8 18. Na5 Qb6 19. Rb1 g6 20. Qd2 Rc7
{1-0 (39) Morozevich,A (2683)-Paravyan,D (2528) Sochi 2016}) 13… Bg5 14. h4
$146 ({Predecessor:} 14. O-O O-O 15. Nc2 Kh8 16. Qe2 g6 17. Ndb4 Nxb4 18. Nxb4
Bb7 19. Bd5 Qb6 20. Bxb7 Qxb7 {1/2-1/2 (43) Lintchevski,D (2450)-Korennoi,V
(2184) Minsk 2008}) 14… Bh6 15. g4 {White is slightly better.} g6 16. g5 Bg7
$1 17. h5 {Hoping for h6.} O-O $1 18. hxg6 (18. h6 $5 {[%cal Rh6g7]} Bh8 19.
Rg1 $11) 18… hxg6 19. Qd2 Bg4 ({Black should try} 19… Nd4 $11 20. Qe3 Bg4)
20. Nc2 $1 $14 Rc8 (20… Rb8 $14) 21. Bxa6 $16 Rb8 22. b3 Re8 23. Bc4 ({
Better is} 23. Be2 $16 Be6 24. Bc4) 23… Bf3 $1 $14 {[%csl LRe4,LRh1]} 24. Rh4
Nd4 {With the idea …Bxe4!} 25. Nxd4 (25. Kf1 $11 Ne6 26. Ncb4) 25… exd4 $17
26. Kf1 {And now Nf6+! would win.} Bxe4 ({Black should play} 26… Re5 $1 $15
27. Re1 Rxg5) 27. Nf6+ $2 (27. Re1 $11 {and White is okay.} Bxd5 28. Rxe8+ Qxe8
29. Bxd5) 27… Bxf6 $19 28. Qf4 {[#]} (28. gxf6 {might work better.} Qxf6 29.
Qf4 Qxf4 30. Rxf4) 28… Bf5 $2 (28… d5 29. gxf6 Bd3+ 30. Bxd3 Re1+ 31. Rxe1
Qf8 32. Qh2 Qg7 33. Qxb8+ Qf8 34. Qxf8+ Kxf8 35. Rh8#) (28… Bd3+ $1 $19 {
[%mdl 512]} 29. Kg2 (29. Bxd3 Bxg5) 29… Re4 30. Qxf6 Rxh4 31. Qxd8+ Rxd8 32.
Bxd3 Rg4+ 33. Kf3 Rxg5) 29. gxf6 $11 Qxf6 30. Qh6 d5 31. Bxd5 d3 32. Qh7+ Kf8
33. Qh8+ Qxh8 34. Rxh8+ Kg7 35. Rxe8 Rxe8 {KRB-KRB} 36. Rd1 Re2 (36… Kf6 $15)
37. a4 {The position is equal.} Ra2 38. Ke1 Re2+ 39. Kf1 Ra2 40. Ke1 Re2+ {
Precision: White = 62%, Black = 55%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.11”]
[Round “3.4”]
[White “Jobava, Baadur”]
[Black “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B50”]
[WhiteElo “2702”]
[BlackElo “2741”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “65”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,65,12,28,14,27,13,41,47,43,38,52,56,49,19,35,30,43,8,58,50,77,58,70,
39,144,135,114,69,65,31,60,0,29,12,31,23,38,11,45,33,45,18,30,30,918,895]} 1.
e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. c3 Nf6 4. Bd3 g6 5. Bc2 Bg7 6. d4 cxd4 7. cxd4 O-O 8. O-O
Bg4 {B50: Sicilian: 2…d6, Miscellaneous} 9. Nbd2 Nc6 10. h3 Bd7 11. Re1 Rc8 {
LiveBook: 3 Games} 12. a3 b5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12… Qb6 13. Nb3 Na5 14.
Nxa5 Qxa5 15. Bg5 h6 16. Bd2 {1/2-1/2 (34) Ghaem Maghami,E (2623)-Ibrahimov,R
(2501) Teheran 2005}) 13. Bd3 Qb6 14. Nb3 Na5 15. Nxa5 Qxa5 16. Bd2 Qb6 17. Bg5
Rfe8 18. Qd2 a5 19. Bh6 b4 20. axb4 {[#] Hoping for Bxg7.} axb4 21. e5 {
Bxg7 is the strong threat.} Nd5 $1 22. Be4 e6 ({Black should try} 22… Bc6 $14
) 23. Bxg7 $16 Kxg7 24. Nh2 ({Don’t do} 24. Bxd5 exd5 25. exd6 Rxe1+ 26. Nxe1 (
26. Rxe1 Qxd6 27. Ne5 Bf5 $11) 26… Qxd6 $14) 24… Ne7 25. Ng4 {White
threatens Qh6+ and mate.} (25. Qg5 $5 {[%cal Rg5f6]} d5 26. Qf6+ Kf8 27. Bb1
$16) 25… Ng8 26. Re3 (26. Qf4 $14) 26… dxe5 27. dxe5 Bc6 28. Bxc6 Rxc6 29.
Rf3 Rd8 (29… h5 $5 {[%cal Rh5g4]} 30. Qf4 (30. Qd7 $2 Re7 $19) 30… Qc7 $14)
30. Qf4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White fights for an advantage.} Qc7 31. Nf6 {next Rd3
is good for White.} Rc4 32. Qe3 {aiming for Ra7.} Rcd4 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (
32… Nxf6 $11 33. exf6+ Kh8) 33. Qxd4 $1 {[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 45%,
Black = 30%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.11”]
[Round “3.4”]
[White “Sethuraman, S P.”]
[Black “Giri, Anish”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B90”]
[WhiteElo “2617”]
[BlackElo “2777”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “67”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,67,45,40,51,47,63,52,53,56,56,32,69,50,68,79,100,106,132,138,157,141,
112,78,117,107,114,102,198,147,141,96,204,191,186,42,50,15,34,18,413,353,646,
675,2441,2412,29988,29989,29989,29988]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4
Nf6 {[%cal Bg8f6,Bf6d7,Bd7e5,Be5c4][%mdl 32]} 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e6 7. g4 Nfd7 {
B81: Sicilian Scheveningen: Keres Attack} 8. Bg2 Be7 9. Be3 Nc6 10. h4 Nde5 11.
g5 {LiveBook: 4 Games} Bd7 12. Nxc6 Bxc6 13. Qd4 $146 ({Find the theoretical
novelty and annotate with similar games:} 13. b3 f5 14. f4 Ng4 15. Qe2 Nxe3 16.
Qxe3 fxe4 {1-0 (57) Anand,V (2770)-Topalov,V (2785) Khanty-Mansiysk 2014})
13… O-O 14. O-O-O b5 15. f4 Nc4 16. Kb1 e5 17. Qd3 exf4 18. Bxf4 Re8 19. Qg3
Qa5 20. Bc1 b4 21. Ne2 Rab8 22. Nd4 Bd7 23. h5 Qe5 (23… Rbc8 $16 {was worth
a try.}) 24. Bf4 $18 Qc5 25. Rhf1 Rec8 (25… Rbc8 $16) 26. Rf2 a5 {[%cal
Ba6a5,Ba5a4][%mdl 32] [#]} 27. Bc1 (27. Nf5 $1 $18 {[%mdl 512]} Bxf5 28. exf5
Qxf5 29. Bh3) 27… a4 $1 $14 28. g6 fxg6 $1 29. hxg6 {Strongly threatening
Bh3.} h5 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (29… Qh5 $1 $11 30. gxh7+ Kh8) 30. Bh3 $1 $18 {
[%cal Rh3d7]} Bxh3 $2 (30… Na3+ 31. Ka1 Bf6 32. Rxf6 (32. Bxd7 Bxd4 33. Bxc8
Rxc8 $16) 32… Qxd4 33. Rxd4 Nxc2+ 34. Kb1 Na3+ 35. Qxa3 (35. bxa3 bxa3+ 36.
Qb3+ axb3 $16) 35… bxa3) 31. Qxh3 Qe5 32. Rf5 ({Not} 32. Qf3 Na3+ 33. bxa3
Rf8 $16) 32… Qxe4 33. Rxh5 {[%csl Gh3][%cal Rh5h8]} Na3+ 34. Ka1 {Precision:
White = 79%, Black = 28%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.11”]
[Round “3.5”]
[White “Aronian, Levon”]
[Black “Matlakov, Maxim”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A06”]
[WhiteElo “2802”]
[BlackElo “2728”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “105”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
. Kc3 {The position is equal.} g4 36. Bf5 Rg2 37. Kd4 Rd2+
38. Kc3 Rg2 39. Kd4 Rd2+ 40. Kc3 {Precision: White = 74%, Black = 49%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.12”]
[Round “4.1”]
[White “Svidler, Peter”]
[Black “Bu, Xiangzhi”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C24”]
[WhiteElo “2756”]
[BlackElo “2714”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “70”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,70,16,14,0,0,0,2,2,21,0,0,-20,2,0,-7,-47,-27,-29,-17,-17,0,0,0,-15,
-10,-10,-16,-20,-8,-24,0,0,11,0,5,-4,0,0,-7,-23,-3,-29,-29,-29,-29,-29,-29,-29,
-29,-29,-26,-27,-26,-26,-26]} 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 c6 4. Nf3 Be7 5. Bb3 d6
6. O-O O-O 7. Nbd2 {[%cal Bb1d2,Bd2c4,Bc4e3,Be3f5][%mdl 32] C24: Bishop’s
Opening: 2…Nf6} (7. Re1 Re8 8. c3 Bf8 9. Nbd2 Be6 10. Bc2 Nbd7 11. h3 h6 12.
d4 Qc7 13. c4 exd4 14. Nxd4 Qb6 15. Nxe6 Rxe6 {0-1 (42) Hou,Y (2649)-Ivanchuk,
V (2732) Shenzhen 2017}) 7… Nbd7 8. c3 Nc5 9. Bc2 Bg4 {LiveBook: 5 Games} 10.
Nc4 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 10.
h3 Bh5 11. Re1 Ne6 12. Nf1 Nd7 {1/2-1/2 (26) Kotainy,J (2400)-Schuh,D (2368)
Germany 2016}) 10… Bh5 11. Ne3 d5 {[%cal Rd5e4]} 12. Nf5 Re8 {[%cal Rd5e4]}
13. Qe2 Bf8 14. h3 Qc7 15. Ng3 Bg6 16. Nh2 a5 17. Ng4 Qd6 18. Qf3 Nfd7 19. Ne3
Qf6 20. Nef5 Bxf5 21. Nxf5 g6 22. Qg3 Ne6 23. Ne3 h5 24. exd5 Nf4 {[#] White
must now prevent …Ne2+.} 25. Qf3 Nxd5 26. Nxd5 Qxf3 27. gxf3 {And now Nc7
would win.} cxd5 {[%cal Bc6d5,Bd5d4][%mdl 32]} 28. Ba4 Rad8 29. Be3 Re6 {
Black has an edge.} 30. Rfe1 Nc5 31. Bb5 Rb6 32. a4 d4 33. Bd2 Nb3 34. Rad1 f6
35. Re4 Nxd2 {Precision: White = 53%, Black = 71%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.12”]
[Round “4.1”]
[White “Ivanchuk, Vassily”]
[Black “Giri, Anish”]
[Result “*”]
[ECO “C43”]
[WhiteElo “2727”]
[BlackElo “2777”]
[Annotator “Reeh,Oliver”]
[PlyCount “81”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 (3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 {[%csl Gd5,Ge4][%cal
Gf1d3,Gc2c4]} (5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 {[%csl Gf4][%cal Gc1e3,Gd1d2,Ge1c1]})) 3…
Nxe4 (3… exd4 4. e5 Ne4 5. Qxd4 d5 6. exd6 {[%csl Ge4]} Nxd6 7. Nc3 Nc6 8.
Qf4 {1/2-1/2 (20) Bu,X (2707)-Ding,L (2730) Shenzhen 2014}) 4. Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5
Nd7 (5… Bd6 6. O-O O-O 7. c4) 6. Nxd7 (6. Qe2 Nxe5 7. Bxe4 dxe4 8. Qxe4 Be6
9. Qxe5 Qd7 10. O-O O-O-O 11. Be3 {11.c3} Bb4 12. Nc3 $6 f6 13. Qg3 Bxc3 14.
bxc3 h5 15. h4 g5 16. f3 Rdg8 17. Rf2 Qc6 18. Bd2 g4 19. f4 Bc4 $17 {0-1 (19)
Karpov,A (2725)-Larsen,B (2585) Tilburg 1980}) 6… Bxd7 7. O-O Bd6 8. Qh5 {
[%csl Gd5]} (8. c4 {[%csl Ye4]} Qh4 9. g3 Qh3 10. cxd5 Nf6 11. Re1+ Kf8) 8…
Qf6 (8… Nf6 9. Re1+ {[%csl Ge6]} Be7 10. Qe5 (10. Qh4 {[%cal Gc1g5]}) 10…
Be6) 9. Be3 (9. Nc3 Qxd4 10. Be3 Qe5 11. Qxe5+ Bxe5 12. Nxd5 Nf6 {1/2-1/2 (31)
Vachier Lagrave,M (2757)-Fridman,D (2635) Douglas 2014}) (9. Qxd5 Bc6 {[%csl
Yc6,Yd6,Ye4,Yf6]} 10. Qc4 (10. Bb5 O-O-O {[%csl Gd5][%cal Gd6h2]}) 10… O-O
11. Nc3 (11. d5 Qe5) 11… Bxh2+ 12. Kxh2 Qh4+ 13. Kg1 Nd6 14. Bxh7+ (14. Qc5
Bxg2) 14… Qxh7 15. Qd3 Qxd3 16. cxd3 {1-0 (45) Gaprindashvili,P (2633)
-Piccoli,F (2678) ICCF email 2008}) 9… O-O-O {[%csl Gd5]} 10. Nc3 Nxc3 11.
bxc3 {[%csl Gh5][%cal Ge3g5,Gg5d8]} Qe6 {[%csl Gd5]} 12. Rfe1 f6 {[%csl Ge1,
Ge6][%cal Ge3f4]} 13. Bd2 {[%csl Gd5,Ge6][%cal Ge6g4]} (13. Bf4 {[%cal Gf4d6]}
Qg4 {[%csl Gh5]} 14. Qxg4 Bxg4 15. Bxd6 Rxd6 16. Re7 Rd7) 13… Qg8 14. Rab1 {
[%cal Gh5a5]} Kb8 15. h3 {[%csl Gd6,Gh2][%cal Gh5f3]} (15. Qf3 {[%cal Gc3c4]})
(15. c4 {[%csl Gb8,Gh5]} dxc4 16. Rxb7+ Kxb7 17. Be4+ Kc8 18. Qa5 Re8 19. Qxa7
Kd8 20. Qa8+ Bc8 21. Bf5 {[%csl Ge1]} Rxe1+ 22. Bxe1 Ke7 23. Qe4+) 15… b6 16.
Ba6 g5 {[%csl Gh3]} 17. Qf3 g4 18. hxg4 Bxg4 19. Qxf6 {[%csl Yg8]} Rf8 {
[%csl Gg2][%cal Gg4f3]} 20. Qh4 {[%csl Gd2,Gd6,Rf6,Rg7]} h5 (20… Rf5 {
[%cal Gf5h5]}) 21. Bg5 {[%cal Gg5e7]} Rh7 (21… Qg6 {[%csl Gc2]} 22. Bd3 Bf5 {
[%csl Gg3,Gg5,Gh4]}) 22. Re3 Bc8 (22… Rg7 23. Bh6) 23. Bxc8 Kxc8 24. Rbe1 {
[%csl Gc8,Gg2][%cal Gh7g7,Gh4h3]} Qg6 25. Be7 Bxe7 26. Rxe7 Qxc2 27. Qg3 Rxe7
28. Rxe7 Qc1+ 29. Kh2 {[%csl Gc7]} Qf4 {[%csl Gd5,Gh5]} 30. f3 a5 31. Re5 (31.
Qxf4 Rxf4 32. Rh7 {[%csl Gh5]} h4 33. Kh3 {[%csl Gh4]}) 31… Qf7 32. Qh3+ Kb7
33. Rxh5 a4 (33… Qf4+ 34. Qg3 Qd2 35. Rh7 Rc8 {[%csl Ga2,Gc3,Gh2]} 36. Qe5
Qxa2 {[%csl Gd5][%cal Ga5a2]}) 34. Rh7 Qf4+ 35. Qg3 {[%csl Gf3,Gg2][%cal Gg3c7]
} a3 36. Qxf4 Rxf4 37. Re7 {[%cal Gh2g3]} Rf6 38. Re3 {[%csl Gc3]} Rh6+ 39. Kg1
Ka6 40. f4 c5 41. f5 *

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.12”]
[Round “4.1”]
[White “Ivanchuk, Vassily”]
[Black “Giri, Anish”]
[Result “*”]
[ECO “C43”]
[WhiteElo “2727”]
[BlackElo “2777”]
[Annotator “TA RC”]
[PlyCount “81”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 14,81,15,27,19,0,91,58,72,76,64,64,73,0,61,43,58,2,9,1,27,-115,-108,
-101,-105,-131,-142,-101,-37,-33,19,0,41,39,45,38,48,40,43,46,119,119,112,118,
115,95,118,94,105,0,29,0,0,-56,0,0,228,213,308,319,302,287,319,318,291,282,546,
522,1293,1263]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 Nxe4 4. Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5 Nd7 6. Nxd7
Bxd7 7. O-O Bd6 8. Qh5 Qf6 {C43: Petroff Defence: 3 d4} 9. Be3 {[#] f3 is the
strong threat.} (9. Nc3 Qxd4 10. Be3 Qe5 11. Qxe5+ Bxe5 12. Nxd5 Nf6 13. Bf4
Bxf4 14. Rfe1+ Kf8 15. Nxf4 g5 16. Ne2 {1/2-1/2 (59) Lu,S (2619)-Wang,Y (2718)
China 2016}) 9… O-O-O $146 (9… Bf5 $11 {keeps the balance.}) ({Predecessor:
} 9… Bf5 10. f3 g6 11. Qh6 Bf8 12. Qf4 Bd6 13. Qh6 Bf8 14. Qf4 {1/2-1/2 (14)
Iordachescu,V (2564)-Landa,K (2570) Reggio Emilia 2006}) 10. Nc3 Nxc3 {White
is slightly better.} 11. bxc3 {Black must now prevent Bg5.} Qe6 12. Rfe1 f6 13.
Bd2 (13. Rab1 $16) 13… Qg8 ({Black should try} 13… Be8 $11 14. Qf3 (14.
Rxe6 Bxh5 15. g3 Bf7 $11) 14… Qf7) 14. Rab1 $14 Kb8 15. h3 (15. Qf3 $14)
15… b6 16. Ba6 g5 17. Qf3 (17. c4 $1 $11 {remains equal.}) 17… g4 $17 18.
hxg4 ({But not} 18. Qxf6 $2 gxh3 19. Bf1 Rf8 $19) 18… Bxg4 19. Qxf6 Rf8 20.
Qh4 h5 (20… Rf5 $17 {Hoping for …Rh5.} 21. f4 Bxf4 22. Bxf4 Rxf4) 21. Bg5
$15 Rh7 (21… Qg6 $15 22. Bd3 Bf5) 22. Re3 Bc8 23. Bxc8 Kxc8 24. Rbe1 Qg6 25.
Be7 Bxe7 26. Rxe7 Qxc2 (26… Kb7 $14) 27. Qg3 $16 {[%csl Ge7][%cal Rg3c7] [#]}
Rxe7 28. Rxe7 {[%csl Ge7][%cal Rg3c7][%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} Qc1+ 29. Kh2
{[%csl Ge7][%cal Rg3c7]} Qf4 30. f3 $40 {[%mdl 128] White goes for the king.}
a5 31. Re5 (31. Qxf4 $16 Rxf4 32. Rh7) 31… Qf7 32. Qh3+ Kb7 33. Rxh5 (33. Qe6
$11) 33… a4 ({Black should play} 33… Qf4+ $15 34. Qg3 Qd2) 34. Rh7 Qf4+ $2
(34… Qe8 $1 $11) 35. Qg3 $18 a3 (35… Kc6 $142 36. Qxf4 Rxf4) 36. Qxf4 Rxf4
37. Re7 Rf6 38. Re3 Rh6+ 39. Kg1 Ka6 $2 (39… c5 40. g4 Kc7) 40. f4 {[%cal
Bf3f4,Bf4f5][%mdl 32]} c5 41. f5 {Precision: White = 57%, Black = 37%.} *

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.12”]
[Round “4.1”]
[White “Wang, Hao”]
[Black “Ding, Liren”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D47”]
[WhiteElo “2701”]
[BlackElo “2771”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “76”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 29,76,23,23,22,23,35,20,29,23,25,35,3,0,0,0,-31,-26,-26,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
-5,-5,-5,-6,-6,-6,-7,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3.
Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8. Bd3 Bb7 9. a3 b4 10. axb4
Bxb4 11. O-O c5 12. Na2 {D47: Semi-Slav: Meran System} (12. Qe2 O-O 13. Rd1 a5
14. Ne5 Qc7 15. Nxd7 Nxd7 16. Qh5 f5 17. Qe2 cxd4 18. exd4 Rae8 19. Bb5 Re7 {
0-1 (81) Kozul,Z (2627)-Shirov,A (2713) Sarajevo 2004}) 12… a5 13. Nxb4 axb4
14. Rxa8 Qxa8 15. Be2 O-O {LiveBook: 3 Games} 16. Bd2 Bd5 $146 ({Predecessor:}
16… Qa5 17. Qe1 Ne4 18. dxc5 Nxd2 19. Qxd2 Nxc5 {1/2-1/2 (38) Jacobs,R (2400)
-Vasilev,V (2358) ICCF email 2013}) 17. dxc5 Rb8 18. Qa1 {[#] aiming for Qxa8.}
Nxc5 19. Qxa8 Bxa8 20. Ne5 Nfe4 21. Be1 f6 22. f3 fxe5 23. fxe4 Bxe4 24. Bg3 {
The position is equal.} Bd3 25. Bxe5 {And now Bxd3 would win.} Rc8 26. Rc1 Bxe2
27. Bd4 {[#]} e5 $1 28. Bxc5 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} (28. Bxe5 Bg4)
28… Bd3 29. Kf2 Be4 30. g3 g5 31. Ke2 g4 32. Kd2 Rd8+ 33. Ke1 b3 34. Bb6 Rd6
35. Bc7 Rh6 36. Rc4 Bf3 37. Rb4 Rxh2 38. Rxb3 Re2+ {Precision: White = 81%,
Black = 70%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.12”]
[Round “4.1”]
[White “Rodshtein, Maxim”]
[Black “Fedoseev, Vladimir”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “E01”]
[WhiteElo “2695”]
[BlackElo “2731”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “82”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 14,82,12,16,14,0,0,0,-5,-6,8,0,0,0,0,14,19,12,7,9,15,5,12,20,22,0,0,0,0,
7,4,0,55,75,69,59,118,68,105,55,70,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,27,0,0,0,0,-16,-8,-8,-6,-797,
-775,-2117,-2068,-2105,-20,-2105,-2050,-2010,-2015,-1721,-1654,-1290,-1229]} 1.
d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Bb4+ 5. Nd2 O-O 6. Ngf3 b6 7. O-O Bb7 8. a3 Be7
{E16: Queen’s Indian: 4 g3 Bb7 5 Bg2 Bb4+} 9. b4 (9. cxd5 exd5 10. b4 a5 11. b5
c6 12. bxc6 Nxc6 13. e3 b5 14. Ne5 Bd6 15. Bb2 a4 16. Qb1 Rb8 17. Bc3 Ba8 18.
Nxc6 Bxc6 {1/2-1/2 (69) Wei,Y (2728)-Yu,Y (2749) Beijing 2017}) 9… c5 10.
bxc5 bxc5 {The position is equal.} 11. Rb1 Qc8 12. Bb2 (12. Qb3 $5 {[%cal
Rb3b7]} Ba6 13. Bb2 $11) 12… Nbd7 13. dxc5 Nxc5 14. Qc2 {[#]} Nfe4 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 14… Nce4 15. Nxe4 Nxe4 {1/2-1/2 (25) Lputian,S (2590)-Yudasin,
L (2625) Philadelphia 1994}) 15. Rfc1 f6 16. cxd5 Bxd5 17. Nd4 {[%cal Rd2e4]}
f5 18. Nxe4 fxe4 19. Qc3 (19. Bc3 $5 {[%cal Rc3b4]}) 19… Rf7 $1 20. Qe3 Qd7
21. Ba1 Raf8 22. f4 {[%cal Bf2f4,Bf4e5][%mdl 32]} e5 ({Better is} 22… exf3
$11 23. Nxf3 Qd6) 23. fxe5 $14 Qg4 {Black wants to play …Bg5.} 24. Rf1 h5 (
24… Rxf1+ $14 25. Rxf1 Rxf1+ 26. Kxf1 Qh5) 25. h3 Qg6 26. Kh2 h4 {next …
Bg5 is good for Black.} 27. g4 (27. Rxf7 $14 Rxf7 28. g4) 27… Bg5 28. Qc3
Rxf1 29. Rxf1 Rxf1 $40 {[%mdl 128] Black has some attack.} 30. Bxf1 Qf7 31. Nf5
Ne6 32. Kg1 g6 33. Nd6 Qf4 34. Bg2 Bd8 35. Nc4 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (35. Qe1
$11) 35… e3 $1 $19 36. Bxd5 Qf2+ 37. Kh1 Qf1+ 38. Kh2 {[#]} Bg5 $1 {[%cal
Rg5f4] Black is clearly winning.} 39. Bxe6+ Kg7 {[%cal Rg5f4]} 40. Qxe3 Bxe3
41. Nxe3 Qxa1 {Precision: White = 44%, Black = 59%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.12”]
[Round “4.1”]
[White “Rapport, Richard”]
[Black “Najer, Evgeniy”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D10”]
[WhiteElo “2675”]
[BlackElo “2694”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “159”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 23,159,10,12,16,7,-16,10,8,18,19,27,23,22,0,0,-24,-12,-66,0,0,0,0,0,-28,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,6,23,0,0,0,0,-15,-14,-5,-4,-24,-14,-20,-32,-36,-6,-10,0,-31,
-19,-37,-7,-32,-18,-18,-17,-26,-31,-28,-26,-22,-18,-141,-141,-122,-47,-139,-73,
-69,-65,-79,-44,-44,-44,-44,-44,-44,-45,-52,-43,-59,-29,-29,-29,-29,-29,-29,
-29,-34,-18,-31,-11,-9,-14,-12,-12,-13,0,0,0,0,0,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,
-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,0,-8,0,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8]} 1. d4 d5
2. c4 c6 3. cxd5 cxd5 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. Bf4 Nc6 6. e3 Bf5 7. Qb3 Na5 8. Qa4+ {
D10: Slav Defence: 3 cxd5 (without early Nf3) and 3 Nc3} Bd7 9. Qc2 e6 (9…
Rc8 10. Bd3 e6 11. Nf3 b5 12. a3 Be7 13. Qe2 a6 14. Ne5 O-O 15. O-O Qb6 16. a4
b4 17. Nb1 Ra8 18. Bg5 Be8 19. Nd2 h6 20. Bh4 {1-0 (57) Howell,D (2684)
-Melkumyan,H (2613) Minsk 2017}) 10. Bd3 Be7 11. Nf3 Nc6 12. a3 Nh5 {LiveBook:
34 Games} 13. Be5 f6 14. Bf4 Nxf4 (14… g5 $5 {[%cal Rg5f4]} 15. Bg3 Kf7 $11)
15. exf4 g6 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar
games:} 15… Qb6 16. Bxh7 Nxd4 {0-1 (26) Sagar,S (2433)-Soumya,S (2346) Pune
2016}) 16. O-O Kf7 17. Rfe1 Rc8 18. h4 f5 19. Qb3 (19. h5 $5) 19… Bf6 20. Nb5
(20. Ne5+ $11 Kg7 21. Qxb7) 20… Be8 (20… Kg7 $15 21. Ne5 Be7) 21. Rad1 a6
22. Nc3 b5 23. Re2 (23. g3 {with more complications.} Nxd4 24. Nxd4 Bxd4 25.
Bxf5 Bxf2+ 26. Kxf2 gxf5 27. Ne2) 23… Nxd4 (23… Bd7 {seems wilder.} 24. Bb1
Kg7 25. g3 Qb6 26. Ba2 Rhe8) 24. Nxd4 Bxd4 {[#]} 25. Bxf5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Bxf2+
(25… exf5 26. Rxd4) 26. Rxf2 gxf5 {[#]} 27. Nxd5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Qxh4 (27…
exd5 28. Rxd5) 28. Ne3 Qf6 29. Rd6 (29. g4 $5 {[%cal Re3f5]}) 29… Rc1+ 30.
Rf1 {[%cal Bf2f1,Bf1d1,Bd1d6][%mdl 32]} Rc6 31. Rfd1 Rg8 32. Rxc6 Bxc6 33. Rd6
Rc8 $1 34. Qd1 (34. Qc2 $5 {[%cal Rd6c6]} Bb7 35. Qd1 $11) 34… Ke7 35. Qd2 a5
36. Rd3 h5 37. Rc3 Rd8 38. Qe1 Be4 39. Qe2 Qh4 40. Qxb5 {With the idea Qe5.}
Qxf4 {Threatens to win with …Bxg2!} 41. Qxa5 Rd7 42. Qc5+ $1 Qd6 43. Qxd6+
Rxd6 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 44. Nf1 (44. g3 $11) 44… Rd1 $17 {
…Bd3 is the strong threat.} 45. Kf2 {[#]} f4 ({Black should play} 45… Bd3
$1 $17 46. Ne3 Rd2+ 47. Kg1 Be4) 46. Rh3 {[#]} (46. g3 $1 $15) 46… Bd3 ({
Black should try} 46… Kf6 $1 {aiming for …Bd3.} 47. Rxh5 Rb1 48. Rh6+ Ke5)
47. Nh2 Bg6 {White must now prevent …Rd2+.} 48. Nf3 Rb1 (48… Kf6 {is
interesting.} 49. Rh4 e5 50. g3 fxg3+ 51. Kxg3 Rd3) 49. Rh4 Rxb2+ 50. Kg1 Ra2
51. Rxf4 Rxa3 52. Kf2 Bf5 53. Nh4 Bg4 54. Ng6+ Kd6 55. Rd4+ Kc5 56. Rd2 Bf5 57.
Ne5 Rb3 58. Nf3 Be4 59. Nd4 {The position is equal.} Rb6 60. Ke3 Bd5 61. Kf4
Rb1 62. Ke5 Kc4 63. g3 Rg1 64. Rc2+ Kd3 {[#]} 65. Rc3+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kxc3 66.
Ne2+ Kd3 67. Nxg1 $11 {KB-KN} Ke3 {Hoping for …Bg2.} 68. Nh3 Kf3 69. Nf4 Kg4
70. Ne2 Bc4 71. Nf4 Bb3 72. Ne2 Bc4 73. Nf4 Bd5 74. Ne2 Bb3 75. Nf4 Bc4 76. Ke4
Ba6 (76… Bd5+ $5 77. Ke5 Bb3 $15) 77. Nxe6 Kxg3 {And now …h4 would win.}
78. Ng7 h4 79. Nf5+ Kg4 {[#]} 80. Nxh4 $1 {[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 59%,
Black = 55%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.12”]
[Round “4.1”]
[White “Dubov, Daniil”]
[Black “Aronian, Levon”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A06”]
[WhiteElo “2666”]
[BlackElo “2802”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “71”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,71,8,26,21,14,12,6,7,22,0,0,0,16,0,17,0,17,7,10,0,0,-25,-21,-18,-20,
-92,-12,0,0,0,0,-102,-90,-110,-100,-102,-96,-102,-92,-103,-105,-96,-52,-93,-87,
-104,-102,-103,-114,-224,-17,-14,0,0]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Be7
5. c4 O-O 6. d4 dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Bg5 {E05: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3 Be7}
(9. Qxc4 Bc6 10. Bf4 Nbd7 11. Nc3 Bd6 12. a5 Bxf4 13. gxf4 Nd5 14. e3 Nxc3 15.
Qxc3 Bxf3 16. Bxf3 c6 17. Kh1 Qe7 18. Rg1 g6 19. Rg5 {1/2-1/2 (80) Aronian,L
(2793)-Kramnik,V (2808) Leuven 2017}) 9… Bc6 10. Rd1 a5 {LiveBook: 3 Games}
11. Na3 {White has an edge.} Na6 12. Nxc4 Nb4 13. Qc1 $146 ({Find the
theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 13. Qb3 Bd5 14. Nfe5 Bxg2
15. Kxg2 c6 16. Bxf6 Bxf6 {1-0 (37) Postny,E (2635)-Simonian,T (2425) Yerevan
2014}) 13… h6 14. Bxf6 Bxf6 15. Nfe5 Bd5 16. Qc3 b6 17. e4 Bb7 (17… Bxc4 $5
18. Nxc4 (18. Qxc4 Bxe5 19. dxe5 Qe7 $11) 18… Rc8 $11) 18. Ng4 Be7 19. Qb3
Qe8 20. d5 Bc5 21. d6 Qd8 {[%cal Rc7d6]} 22. e5 (22. Nge3 $11 {keeps the
balance.}) 22… Bxg2 (22… Bd5 $17) 23. Kxg2 $11 h5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black
has the initiative.} 24. Nge3 cxd6 25. Nxd6 {[#]} (25. exd6 $11 {remains equal.
} Ra7 26. Rd2) 25… Bxe3 $1 $17 26. Qxe3 Nc2 27. Qf3 {Black must now prevent
Rac1.} Nxa1 28. Qxh5 {Threatens to win with Ne4.} f6 {aiming for …Nb3.} 29.
Rxa1 fxe5 30. Qxe5 Qf6 31. Qe3 Rad8 ({Reject} 31… Qxb2 $6 32. Qxe6+ Kh8 33.
Qh3+ Kg8 34. Qe6+ Kh8 35. Nf7+ Rxf7 36. Qxf7 $11) 32. Rd1 {[#]} Qe7 $1 33. Qxb6
Rb8 34. Qc6 (34. Qd4 $17 {was worth a try.}) 34… Qf6 $2 (34… Rxb2 $19 35.
Ne4 Qf7) 35. Rd2 $1 $11 Rxb2 36. Ne8 {Precision: White = 21%, Black = 54%.}
1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.13”]
[Round “4.2”]
[White “Aronian, Levon”]
[Black “Dubov, Daniil”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D85”]
[WhiteElo “2802”]
[BlackElo “2666”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “193”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]

{[%evp 17,193,17,21,12,0,0,-2,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-35,-24,-65,-69,-81,-78,-71,-43,
-24,-32,-43,-19,-40,-31,-19,4,0,0,0,19,19,19,19,19,19,19,19,61,52,112,105,222,
217,219,218,231,0,0,0,217,217,217,224,272,0,233,215,229,192,182,185,175,144,
144,144,144,144,137,137,175,175,175,137,12848,4714,12840,12846,4456,12847,4994,
250,29967,29964,29968,29969,29969,29970,29971,29970,29970,29970,29970,29970,
29970,29970,29971,29972,29972,29971,29971,29970,29969,29969,29970,0,29970,0,
29971,29969,29970,29968,29969,29969,29969,29969,29969,29970,29969,29966,29967,
29968,29968,29961,29966,175,29968,175,29968,126,29964,126,29966,29965,29963,
126,29962,175,12109,243,233,175,242,24,29960,29959,29960,126,126,12,12,0,156,0,
159,0,29959,0,29955,29961,29954,29955,222,12,29970,29970,29968,29969,29967,
29968,29982,29982,29982,29983]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. Nc3 d5 5. cxd5
Nxd5 6. e4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 c5 8. Be3 O-O 9. Be2 b6 {LiveBook: 45 Games. D85:
Exchange Grünfeld: Unusual White 7th moves and lines with 7 Nf3} (9… Qa5 10.
O-O Rd8 11. Qb3 Qb6 12. Qa3 Nd7 13. e5 Nf8 14. Rfd1 Qc7 15. Ng5 Ne6 16. Ne4 b6
17. d5 Bb7 18. dxe6 Bxe4 19. exf7+ Kxf7 {1-0 (51) Ponkratov,P (2590)-Dubov,D
(2666) St Petersburg 2017}) 10. Qd2 cxd4 11. cxd4 Bb7 {The position is equal.}
12. e5 Nc6 13. h4 Qd5 14. h5 Rfd8 15. Rc1 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty
and annotate with similar games:} 15. hxg6 hxg6 16. Rh4 Qa5 17. Qxa5 Nxa5 {
1/2-1/2 (37) Cuenca Jimenez,J (2498)-Ftacnik,L (2551) Leiria 2017}) 15… Qa5
16. h6 Bf8 17. e6 f6 18. O-O Qxd2 19. Bxd2 Nxd4 20. Nxd4 Rxd4 21. Be3 Rdd8 22.
Bb5 Bd5 23. Bd7 $1 g5 24. f4 Bxh6 {…gxf4 is the strong threat.} 25. fxg5 $1
Bg7 26. Bd4 {[%cal Rg5f6]} fxg5 27. Bxg7 Kxg7 28. Rf7+ Kg6 29. Rxe7 Rf8 30. Re1
$1 Bxa2 (30… Bc4 $14) 31. Bb5 $1 $16 ({But not} 31. Bc6 $6 Rac8 $15) 31… a6
(31… a5 $16) 32. Bd3+ $18 Kf6 33. Rxh7 b5 34. Rh6+ {[%mdl 1024] White has
strong compensation.} Ke7 35. Rh7+ Kf6 $1 36. e7 {And now Rf1+ would win.} Rg8
37. Rh6+ Kf7 38. Rh7+ Kf6 $1 39. Be4 $1 Rae8 40. Rh6+ Kf7 41. Bc6 Bc4 42. Bxe8+
Rxe8 43. Rxa6 Rxe7 44. Rxe7+ Kxe7 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KR-KB} 45. Kf2 Kf7 46.
Rb6 Be6 47. Rxb5 Kf6 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (47… Kg6 $16 48. Re5 Bd7) 48. Kf3 Bf5
49. Rc5 Bd3 50. Ke3 $1 {[%cal Re3d3]} Bf5 51. Kd4 $2 (51. Rc6+ Ke5 52. Rc5+ Kf6
53. Kd4) 51… Bb1 $2 (51… Be6 $18 52. Ke4 Bd7) 52. Rc1 Bg6 53. Rc6+ Kg7 54.
Ke5 Bb1 55. Ra6 Bc2 56. Rd6 Kf7 57. Rf6+ Kg7 58. Rf2 Bb1 59. Rb2 Bd3 60. Rd2
Bb1 61. Ke6 Be4 62. Re2 Bd3 63. Rd2 Be4 $1 64. Ke5 Bb1 $1 65. Rd4 Kf7 66. Ra4
Bc2 67. Ra5 Bb1 68. Rc5 Kg6 69. Rc1 Bd3 70. Rd1 Bc2 71. Rd2 Bb1 72. Ke6 Be4 73.
g3 $2 (73. g4 Bb1 74. Ke5 Kg7 75. Rd1 Bc2 76. Rd6 Kf7 77. Rd7+ Kg6 78. Rd2)
73… Bb1 $2 (73… Bf5+ $18 74. Kd5 Kf6) 74. Rb2 $2 (74. g4 Kg7 75. Ke5 Kg6
76. Rd7 Bc2 77. Rb7 Bd3 78. Rd7 Bb1 79. Rd6+ Kg7 80. Rd1) 74… Bd3 $2 (74…
Bf5+ $18 75. Ke5 Bh3 76. Rb6+ Kh5) 75. Ke7 $2 (75. g4 $1 Kg7 76. Rb7+ Kg6 77.
Ke5 Bc2 78. Rb2 Bd3 79. Kd4 Bf1 80. Ke4) 75… Be4 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (75… Kf5
$16) 76. Rb6+ $2 (76. g4 $1 Bf3 77. Rb6+ Kg7 78. Rb4 Kg6 79. Ke6 Be2 80. Ke5
Bd3 81. Rb3) 76… Kg7 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (76… Kf5 $16) 77. Rb5 Kg6 78. Rb4 $2
(78. g4 $1 Bf3 79. Rb6+ Kg7 80. Rb4 Bd1 81. Ke6 Kg6 82. Ke5 Bc2 83. Rb2) 78…
Bc2 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (78… Kf5 $16 79. Kf7 Bf3) 79. Kf8 $2 (79. Ke6 Bf5+ 80.
Ke5 Bd7 81. Rd4 Bc8 82. Rc4 Bb7 83. g4 Bf3 84. Rb4) 79… Kf6 $2 (79… Kh5 80.
Ke7 Bf5) 80. Kg8 Bd3 81. Rd4 Bc2 (81… Be2 {was called for.} 82. Rd2 Bh5) 82.
Rd2 $2 (82. Kh8 $18) 82… Bb1 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (82… Be4 $11) 83. Rf2+ Kg6
84. Rb2 $2 (84. g4 $1 {NOTEXT} Be4 85. Rd2 Kf6 86. Re2 Bd3 87. Rb2 Be4 88. Rf2+
Kg6 89. Rd2) 84… Bd3 85. Rb6+ ({White should play} 85. Kf8 $16) 85… Kf5 $11
86. Rb4 (86. Rd6 $11 Bc4+ 87. Kg7) 86… Kf6 $1 $16 87. Rd4 Bc2 $1 88. Rd2 $2 (
88. Kh8 $16) 88… Bb1 89. Rf2+ Kg6 $1 90. g4 $1 Be4 {[#]} 91. Rd2 $1 {[%cal
Rd2d6]} Kf6 {[#]} 92. Rb2 $2 (92. Re2 $1 $18 {[%cal Re2e4]} Bd3 93. Rb2) 92…
Bd3 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (92… Ke5 $11) 93. Rb6+ {White mates.} Ke5 94. Kg7 Kf4
95. Rb4+ Be4 {[#]} 96. Rxe4+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kxe4 97. Kg6 {Precision: White =
41%, Black = 38%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.13”]
[Round “4.2”]
[White “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B90”]
[WhiteElo “2788”]
[BlackElo “2804”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “25”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,25,27,27,27,16,28,4,21,20]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6
5. Nc3 a6 6. a4 g6 7. Be2 Bg7 8. O-O O-O 9. Be3 Nc6 10. Qd2 {LiveBook: 59 Games
} Rb8 {B90: Sicilian Najdorf: Unusual White 6th moves, 6 Be3 Ng4 and 6 Be3 e5}
(10… Bd7 11. Nb3 Na5 12. Nxa5 Qxa5 13. Rfd1 Rfc8 14. Bd4 Be6 15. Bxf6 exf6
16. Bd3 f5 17. exf5 Bxc3 18. bxc3 Bxf5 19. Bxf5 Qxf5 {1/2-1/2 (32) Movsesian,S
(2653)-Dominguez Perez,L (2732) Huaian 2016}) 11. h3 Bd7 12. Rfd1 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 12. f4 Ne8 13. Nf3 f5 14. Ng5 e6 15. exf5 gxf5 16. Bc4 Qf6 17.
Ba2 h6 {0-1 (33) Grebenshikova,T (2042)-Kobzev,D (2098) Tula 2005}) 12… Qc7
13. Nb3 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.13”]
[Round “4.2”]
[White “Giri, Anish”]
[Black “Ivanchuk, Vassily”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E68”]
[WhiteElo “2777”]
[BlackElo “2727”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “98”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,98,50,0,19,10,16,14,18,10,6,6,3,2,4,0,0,4,12,0,0,0,8,9,17,8,14,-49,
-50,-61,-63,-66,-54,-51,-45,-90,-108,-218,-208,-190,-211,-287,-297,-286,-283,
-309,-338,-324,-286,-260,-264,-269,-254,-420,-423,-401,-393,-367,-382,-425,
-383,-367,-325,-493,-487,-473,-356,-356,-349,-349,-348,-320,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]
} 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 d6 3. g3 g6 4. d4 Nd7 5. Nf3 Bg7 6. Bg2 Ngf6 7. O-O O-O 8. e4
a6 9. Qc2 exd4 10. Nxd4 Re8 {E68: King’s Indian: Fianchetto: 6…Nbd7 7 0-0 e5
8 e4} 11. Re1 {LiveBook: 4 Games} (11. Rd1 Rb8 12. h3 c6 13. Bf4 Ne5 14. c5 Bf8
15. cxd6 Bxd6 16. Bxe5 Rxe5 17. Nf3 Qe7 18. Nxe5 Bxe5 19. Ne2 Be6 20. Rac1 {
1-0 (35) Kovalenko,I (2700)-Maze,S (2582) Berlin 2015}) 11… Ne5 12. b3 c5 13.
Nf3 Nfg4 $146 {[#] White must now prevent …Nxf3+.} ({Predecessor:} 13… Nc6
14. Bf4 Bg4 15. h3 Bxf3 16. Bxf3 Nd4 17. Qd1 Qa5 18. Bd2 {0-1 (65) Donchenko,A
(2498)-Shoker,S (2453) Metz 2014}) 14. Nxe5 Nxe5 15. Bb2 Nc6 16. Qd2 Qa5 17.
Rad1 Bg4 18. f3 Be6 19. Nd5 Qxd2 20. Rxd2 {And now Bxg7 would win.} Bxb2 (20…
Bxd5 $5 21. Bxg7 Kxg7 22. cxd5 Nd4 $11) 21. Rxb2 {Strongly threatening Nc7.}
Bxd5 22. cxd5 Nd4 23. f4 ({Better is} 23. b4 $1 $11) 23… a5 $15 24. Kf2 f6 {
[%cal Bf7f6,Bf6f5][%mdl 32]} 25. h4 Re7 26. g4 h6 27. Ke3 f5 28. Kd3 (28. gxf5
$17 gxf5 29. Kd3) 28… fxg4 $19 29. e5 Kg7 30. Re4 Nf5 31. Kc4 Ra6 32. a3 h5
33. Ree2 Nd4 ({Not} 33… Nxh4 34. exd6 Rxe2 35. Rxe2 $19) 34. Re4 b5+ {
[%cal Bb7b5,Bb5b4][%mdl 32]} 35. Kc3 b4+ 36. Kc4 $2 (36. axb4 axb4+ 37. Kd3)
36… bxa3 37. Ra2 {and the idea exd6 leaves White hopeful.} Rb7 {[#] aiming
for …Rb4+.} 38. Rxa3 Nf5 39. Kc3 Rab6 40. Bf1 g3 41. Bh3 (41. exd6 $142 Rxd6
42. Bh3) 41… Nd4 42. Kd2 Nxb3+ 43. Kd3 Nd4 44. exd6 Rxd6 45. Kc4 Rb4+ $2 (
45… Rdb6 $19 46. Rxg3 Rb4+ 47. Kxc5 Nb3+ 48. Rxb3 Rxb3) 46. Kxc5 $11 {
The position is equal.} Rdb6 47. Rxd4 R6b5+ 48. Kc6 {Hoping for Rxb4.} Rb6+ 49.
Kc5 R6b5+ {Precision: White = 48%, Black = 74%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.13”]
[Round “4.2”]
[White “Ding, Liren”]
[Black “Wang, Hao”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “E06”]
[WhiteElo “2771”]
[BlackElo “2701”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “113”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 28,113,41,29,31,35,39,27,41,38,37,39,47,47,67,53,77,12,63,58,66,62,65,
54,61,62,68,50,59,18,21,19,25,26,81,51,96,96,105,97,141,149,151,157,212,212,
211,211,211,205,205,205,205,204,204,204,204,204,204,204,204,204,204,204,204,
204,204,204,204,204,204,0,204,204,204,204,204,204,904,893,864,663,29968,29970,
29972,29973,29968,29965]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O 6.
O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Qxc4 Bc6 10. Bg5 h6 {E05: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3
Be7} 11. Bxf6 Bxf6 12. Nc3 Bxf3 13. Bxf3 c6 14. e3 a5 15. b4 {LiveBook: 9 Games
} axb4 16. Qxb4 Ra7 17. a5 Na6 18. Qb6 {[#]} Qa8 $146 19. Ne4 Bd8 20. Qb2 Nb8
21. Nd6 Bxa5 22. Nxb7 (22. Rfb1 $16) 22… Qxb7 (22… Rxb7 $11 23. Rxa5 Qxa5
24. Qxb7 c5) 23. Qxb7 $14 Rxb7 24. Rxa5 Rc8 25. Rc1 Rbc7 26. Ra8 Kf8 27. h4 Ke7
28. h5 Kd6 29. e4 {[%cal Be3e4,Be4e5][%mdl 32]} Ke7 30. e5 $36 {[%mdl 2048]
White is pushing.} Rd8 (30… Kd8 $11) 31. Kg2 Rb7 32. Rc4 f6 33. Be4 fxe5 34.
dxe5 Rb2 35. Bg6 Nd7 (35… Rb7 $16 {was necessary.} 36. Bh7 Nd7 37. Rxd8 Kxd8)
36. Ra7 $18 {Rf4 is the strong threat.} Re2 {[#]} 37. Re4 $1 {[%cal Re4e2]} ({
Much less strong is} 37. Rxc6 Rxe5 38. f4 Rd5) 37… Rxe4 38. Bxe4 {[%mdl 4096]
Endgame KRB-KRN} Rc8 39. f4 Kd8 40. Kf3 c5 41. Ke3 Rc7 42. Ra8+ Rc8 43. Ra6 Ke7
44. Ra7 c4 45. Kd2 c3+ 46. Kc2 Kd8 47. Bd3 Rc5 48. Ra8+ Ke7 49. Ra7 Kd8 50. Ra3
Nb6 {Black hopes to continue with …Nd5.} 51. Rxc3 Rxc3+ 52. Kxc3 {KB-KN} Nd5+
$2 {[#]} (52… Nd7 53. Kd4 Ke7) 53. Kd4 Ke7 54. Be4 Nb4 55. Kc5 {White mates.}
Na2 56. Kc4 Nc1 57. Bd3 {Precision: White = 85%, Black = 54%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.13”]
[Round “4.2”]
[White “Fedoseev, Vladimir”]
[Black “Rodshtein, Maxim”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “E15”]
[WhiteElo “2731”]
[BlackElo “2695”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “78”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 15,78,19,23,-10,-10,-12,-3,-23,0,0,0,-9,-6,-14,-14,-8,13,0,83,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,68,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-103,-93,-91,-91,-103,-87,-559,
-556,-614,-423,-1958,-1936,-1816,-1653,-1662,-1500,-1650,-1516]} 1. d4 Nf6 2.
Nf3 e6 3. c4 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 g6 6. O-O Bg7 7. Nc3 Ne4 8. Nxe4 Bxe4 {
LiveBook: 81 Games} 9. Ne5 $146 {A50: Queen’s Fianchetto Defence (1 d4 Nf6 2
c4 b6)} ({Predecessor:} 9. Bg5 f6 10. Be3 Nc6 11. Qd2 O-O 12. Rfd1 Ne7 13. Bh6
Bxh6 14. Qxh6 d5 15. Qe3 Nf5 16. Qc3 c6 {1-0 (37) Jakovenko,D (2730)-Ipatov,A
(2613) Saint-Quentin 2014}) 9… Bxg2 10. Kxg2 c5 11. Be3 {The position is
equal.} Bxe5 12. dxe5 Qc7 13. Bd2 Nc6 14. Bc3 O-O-O ({Don’t play} 14… Nxe5 $6
15. f4 $16) 15. f4 h5 16. e3 g5 (16… d5 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 17. Kf2 (
17. fxg5 $16 Nxe5 18. h4) 17… h4 18. g4 gxf4 19. exf4 d6 20. exd6 Rxd6 21.
Qf3 Rhd8 22. Kg1 Rd3 (22… Nd4 $5 {[%cal Rd4f3]} 23. Qf2 Qc6 $11) 23. Qe4 h3
24. Rae1 Kb7 (24… Qb7 $11) 25. Re3 ({Better is} 25. g5 $14) 25… f5 $11 26.
gxf5 Rxe3 27. Qxe3 exf5 28. Qxh3 Rg8+ 29. Kh1 Nd4 30. Bxd4 $1 Qc6+ 31. Qf3 (31.
Rf3 $1 $11 cxd4 32. Qh7+ Ka6 33. Qxg8 Qxf3+ 34. Kg1 Qd1+ 35. Kg2) 31… cxd4
$17 {[%cal Bc5d4,Bd4d3,Bd3d2][%mdl 32]} 32. Qxc6+ Kxc6 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame
KR-KR} 33. Rg1 Re8 {[%mdl 1024] Black has strong compensation.} 34. b4 $2 {
[%mdl 8192] [#]} (34. Rg3 $17 {is a better chance.}) 34… b5 $1 $19 {Black is
clearly winning.} 35. c5 {[#]} Kd5 $1 36. Rg7 (36. Rg6 $142 d3 37. h4 (37. Rd6+
$2 Ke4 $19)) 36… d3 37. Rd7+ Kc4 38. Kg2 Kc3 39. h4 d2 {Precision: White =
37%, Black = 72%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.13”]
[Round “4.2”]
[White “Bu, Xiangzhi”]
[Black “Svidler, Peter”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A34”]
[WhiteElo “2714”]
[BlackElo “2756”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “34”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 10,34,26,13,22,6,10,17,9,6,15,0,0,-25,7,7,9,-7,-6,-10,-6,-8,-3,-3,0,0,0]
} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 {LiveBook: 10
Games. A34: Symmetrical English: 2 Nc3, lines with …d5} Qc7 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 6… Qxd1+ 7. Kxd1 Bf5 8. Nd2 Nc6 9. e4 Bg6 10. Bb5 Rc8 11. h4 h5
12. Re1 e6 13. a4 {0-1 (71) Carlsen,M (2822)-Vachier Lagrave,M (2791) Saint
Louis 2017}) 7. Bc4 Nc6 8. O-O e6 9. e4 Bd6 10. Bg5 {[%cal Bc1g5,Bg5h4,Bh4e7]
[%mdl 32]} h6 11. Bh4 (11. Bd2 {is interesting.} O-O 12. Qe2 b6 13. Rad1 Bb7
14. g3) 11… O-O 12. Qe2 {The position is equal.} Na5 13. e5 Nxc4 14. Qxc4
Bxe5 15. Nxe5 Qxe5 16. Be7 Re8 17. Qxc5 Qxc5 {Precision: White = 50%, Black =
83%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.13”]
[Round “4.2”]
[White “Jobava, Baadur”]
[Black “So, Wesley”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A01”]
[WhiteElo “2702”]
[BlackElo “2792”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “107”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 13,107,6,6,9,8,0,8,0,0,0,6,21,19,10,19,16,19,17,26,19,46,31,38,27,31,32,
39,39,39,39,42,42,42,42,42,11,0,0,42,42,69,55,61,61,61,65,70,70,70,70,70,70,77,
43,45,56,99,99,99,99,99,99,99,99,99,99,108,108,108,108,108,96,96,96,96,0,96,0,
96,70,70,70,70,70,70,70,70,70,70,70,70,70,70,70,70,0]} 1. b3 e5 2. Bb2 Nc6 3.
e3 Nf6 4. Nf3 e4 5. Nd4 Nxd4 6. Bxd4 Be7 {A01: Nimzowitsch-Larsen Opening} 7.
c4 O-O {LiveBook: 6 Games} 8. Nc3 c5 {The position is equal.} 9. Be5 d6 10. Bg3
Bf5 11. Bh4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. Be2 d5 12. cxd5 Nxd5 13. O-O Bf6 14. Rc1
a6 15. h3 Re8 16. a3 Be5 17. Nxd5 Qxd5 18. Qc2 Rac8 19. Bxe5 Qxe5 20. Rfd1 Red8
{1/2-1/2 (20) Punzon Moraleda,J (2484)-Yamaliev,V (2470) ICCF email 2014})
11… Nd7 (11… Ng4 $5 {[%cal Re7h4]} 12. Bg3 Nf6 $11) 12. Bxe7 Qxe7 13. d4
Nb6 14. a4 a5 15. Qd2 Rfd8 16. d5 Bg6 17. h4 Bh5 18. Be2 Bxe2 19. Qxe2 f5 20.
f4 exf3 $1 21. gxf3 Re8 22. Kd2 Qf6 23. f4 Re7 24. Rh3 Nd7 25. Rg1 Nb8 26. Qd1
Nd7 27. Rg5 Rf7 28. Kc2 Re8 29. Qd3 h6 30. Rg1 Nf8 31. h5 b6 32. Rhg3 Ree7 33.
Nb1 {[%cal Bc3b1,Bb1d2,Bd2f3,Bf3h4][%mdl 32]} Qh4 34. Qf1 Rd7 35. Nd2 Nh7 36.
Nf3 Qe7 37. Qd3 Qe4 38. Nh4 Qxd3+ 39. Kxd3 Nf8 40. Ke2 Rf6 41. Kf3 Re7 42. Ng6
Nxg6 43. Rxg6 $16 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} Ref7 44. Re1 ({Better is} 44.
R6g2 $16) 44… Re7 (44… Rxg6 $11 {remains equal.} 45. hxg6 Re7) 45. Reg1
Ref7 $1 46. Rxf6 (46. R6g2 {feels hotter.} Rd7 47. Kf2 Kf8 48. Ke2 Re7 49. Kd2)
46… Rxf6 {KR-KR. White is slightly better.} 47. e4 fxe4+ 48. Kxe4 Kf7 49. Kf3
Kf8 50. Re1 Kf7 51. Kg4 Kf8 $1 52. Re6 Kf7 $1 53. f5 Kf8 54. Rxf6+ {Precision:
White = 68%, Black = 69%.} (54. Kf4 $14) 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.13”]
[Round “4.2”]
[White “Najer, Evgeniy”]
[Black “Rapport, Richard”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C10”]
[WhiteElo “2694”]
[BlackElo “2675”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “93”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,93,43,63,52,64,37,37,33,38,42,35,28,26,37,40,37,49,27,39,28,52,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,-4,-6,25,0,0,0,31,-14,-10,-9,-3,-13,29,16,35,17,14,-12,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,70,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e6 2.
d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. e5 f6 5. Bb5 Qd7 6. Nf3 {C10: French with 3 Nc3: Unusual
Black 3rd moves and 3…dxe4} a6 7. Bd3 $146 (7. Bxc6 $5 Qxc6 8. O-O $14) ({
Predecessor:} 7. Bxc6 Qxc6 8. exf6 Nxf6 9. Ne5 Qb6 10. O-O Bd6 11. Na4 Qa7 12.
Be3 b6 13. b3 {1/2-1/2 (41) Hansen,E (2559)-Rapport,R (2691) Caleta 2014}) 7…
fxe5 8. dxe5 {White is slightly better.} Nh6 9. O-O g6 10. Bf4 Bg7 11. Qd2 Nf7
{[%cal Rc6e5]} 12. Rfe1 b6 13. a3 Bb7 14. Rad1 Ne7 15. Ng5 (15. Ne2 $14) 15…
O-O $11 16. Nxf7 Rxf7 17. Bh6 Raf8 18. Bxg7 Kxg7 19. f3 c5 20. Ne2 Qa4 21. c3 (
21. c4 $5) 21… Qh4 22. Rf1 Bc6 23. Bxa6 b5 24. a4 $1 {[%cal Ra4b5]} bxa4 25.
Qe3 Rb8 26. Qxc5 Rxb2 27. Nd4 Bd7 28. Rb1 (28. Qa3 $5 {[%cal Ra3b2]} Rb6 29.
Bd3 $11) 28… Ra2 (28… Rd2 $5 {[%cal Rh4g5]}) 29. Rb7 Qg5 {[%csl Ga2][%cal
Rg5g2]} 30. Be2 {[%cal Ba6e2,Be2f3,Bf3d5][%mdl 32]} Nf5 31. f4 {[#]} Nxd4 $1 {
[%mdl 512]} 32. Qxd4 (32. fxg5 $2 {gets mated.} Nxe2+ 33. Kh1 Rxf1+ 34. Qg1
Rxg1#) (32. cxd4 Qf5) 32… Qf5 33. Bf3 {And now Bxd5! would win.} Be8 34. Bxd5
Rxb7 35. Bxb7 Qc2 (35… Qf7 $11 36. Bf3 a3) 36. Qc5 (36. Qd8 $14 Rb2 37. Qxe8
Rxb7 38. Qxe6) 36… Bf7 {The position is equal.} 37. h4 Qb2 38. Bf3 {[#] h5!
is the strong threat.} Ra1 $1 {[%cal Ra1f1]} 39. Rxa1 Qxa1+ 40. Kh2 Qc1 41. Kg3
a3 {White must now prevent …a2.} 42. Qe7 Qxc3 43. h5 gxh5 44. Qf6+ Kg8 {
Strongly threatening …Qd3.} 45. Qd8+ Kg7 46. Qf6+ Kg8 {Threatens to win with
…Qd3.} 47. Qd8+ {Precision: White = 74%, Black = 80%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.14”]
[Round “4.3”]
[White “So, Wesley”]
[Black “Jobava, Baadur”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A05”]
[WhiteElo “2792”]
[BlackElo “2702”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “131”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,131,26,17,34,34,28,0,8,4,0,0,30,28,40,31,40,21,33,15,27,12,35,22,31,
36,48,43,65,69,84,88,150,147,141,143,132,127,132,108,119,86,85,93,85,78,157,43,
50,0,170,140,233,229,227,247,228,224,241,143,148,137,291,266,230,235,237,232,
232,206,212,204,307,320,320,320,316,285,298,201,201,200,200,200,320,320,312,
213,312,210,312,244,320,320,320,320,320,320,320,320,320,320,319,312,312,312,
312,304,297,288,264,0,9103,9057,4952,4634]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 b6 3. g3 Bb7 4.
Bg2 e6 5. O-O Be7 6. Nc3 O-O 7. Re1 d5 8. cxd5 exd5 9. d4 Re8 {E17: Queen’s
Indian: 4 g3 Bb7 5 Bg2 Be7} 10. Bf4 {LiveBook: 18 Games} h6 $146 ({Find the
theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 10… Na6 11. Rc1 h6 12.
Ne5 Bf8 13. Qa4 c5 14. Nb5 Nb4 15. a3 Nc6 16. Qc2 g5 17. Bd2 Nxd4 18. Nxd4 Rxe5
{0-1 (28) Lalith,B (2587)-Jobava,B (2702) Doha 2016}) 11. Ne5 Nbd7 {White is
slightly better.} 12. Qa4 {Strongly threatening Nxd7.} Nf8 $1 13. Nc6 Qd7 14.
Nxe7+ Rxe7 15. Qxd7 Rxd7 16. Bh3 Re7 17. Nb5 Ng6 18. Be3 Ne4 19. a4 a6 20. Nc3
Nxc3 21. bxc3 Rae8 22. Bg2 c6 23. Ra2 f6 24. Bc1 Nh8 ({Better is} 24… f5) 25.
Ba3 $16 Rc7 26. Rb2 b5 27. e4 Nf7 28. Re3 bxa4 29. exd5 Rxe3 30. fxe3 cxd5 {[#]
} 31. c4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Rd7 (31… Nd8 $142) (31… Rxc4 32. Rxb7) 32. Bh3 (
32. Rb6 $16) 32… Rc7 $14 33. Bg2 (33. c5 $14) 33… Rd7 $1 $18 {[#]} 34. Rb6
$1 Nd8 (34… h5 $16 35. Kf2 Kh8) 35. cxd5 f5 36. g4 Bxd5 37. gxf5 Bc4 38. Bf1
(38. Be4 $18) 38… Bxf1 $16 39. Kxf1 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} a5 $2 (
39… Rd5 $16 {keeps fighting.} 40. Rxa6 Rxf5+ 41. Ke2 Nf7) 40. Rb5 Nc6 41. Kf2
Ra7 42. Ke2 Kf7 43. Kd2 Nb4 44. e4 Rc7 (44… g6 $142 45. fxg6+ Kxg6) 45. Rxa5
$18 Rc2+ 46. Kd1 Rc4 47. Ra7+ ({Don’t play} 47. Rxa4 $6 Rxd4+ 48. Ke2 Nc6 $18)
47… Kg8 48. Rxa4 Rxd4+ 49. Ke2 Rxe4+ 50. Kf3 Re5 (50… Rc4 $142 51. Bxb4 Kh7
) 51. Rxb4 Rxf5+ {KRB-KR} 52. Rf4 Ra5 (52… Rh5 {was worth a try.}) 53. Bb4
Rb5 (53… Ra2 $142 54. Kg3 g5) 54. Bc3 Rb7 55. Rc4 Rf7+ 56. Ke4 Kh7 57. Be5
Rf1 58. Rc7 Rg1 59. Kf5 Rg5+ 60. Ke6 Kg8 61. Rc3 {aiming for Rg3.} Rg6+ 62. Kf5
Rg5+ 63. Kf4 Rg1 64. Kf5 $2 (64. Rc7 $18) 64… Rf1+ $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (64…
Rg5+ $11 65. Ke4 Rg2) 65. Kg6 {Threatening mate with Rc8+.} Rg1+ 66. Bg3 {
Precision: White = 69%, Black = 47%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.14”]
[Round “4.3”]
[White “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A04”]
[WhiteElo “2788”]
[BlackElo “2804”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “94”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 14,94,16,20,61,52,60,49,39,43,34,-8,-10,-9,-2,0,0,-25,0,-22,27,17,22,0,
35,0,0,15,60,34,53,27,78,46,45,42,52,8,7,10,42,6,6,0,7,0,50,54,70,92,86,147,
114,42,37,8,31,8,58,8,8,8,198,0,0,0,204,181,302,109,156,122,121,103,95,8,20,0,
0,0,8,8,8]} 1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 {[%cal Be7e5,Be5e4][%mdl 32]} 4. e3
Nf6 5. d4 e4 6. d5 {A34: Symmetrical English: 2 Nc3, lines with …d5} exf3 7.
dxc6 fxg2 (7… bxc6 8. Qxf3 d5 9. cxd5 Bg4 10. Qf4 cxd5 11. Bb5+ Bd7 12. O-O
Be7 13. Qa4 {1/2-1/2 (25) Hou,Y (2652)-Vachier Lagrave,M (2795) Moscow 2017})
8. cxd7+ {LiveBook: 5 Games} Bxd7 9. Bxg2 g6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9… Qc7 10.
Qb3 Bc6 11. Nd5 Bxd5 12. cxd5 Bd6 13. Qa4+ {0-1 (54) Suba,M (2535)-Wedberg,T
(2500) Dortmund 1983}) 10. b3 Bg7 11. Bb2 O-O 12. Qd2 Qc7 13. O-O-O {[%cal
Be1c1,Bc1b1,Bb1a2][%mdl 32]} Bg4 14. f3 $1 {[%cal Rf3g4]} Rad8 15. Qe2 {
[#] Threatens to win with Rxd8.} Be6 16. f4 Qe7 17. Bf3 h5 18. Kb1 Bh6 19. a4
Rxd1+ 20. Rxd1 Rd8 21. Rxd8+ Qxd8 22. Ka2 Qd7 (22… b6 $11) 23. Nb5 Bg7 24. e4
Ne8 {[%cal Bf6e8,Be8g7,Bg7h5][%mdl 32]} 25. Bxg7 Nxg7 26. Nxa7 Bg4 $1 {[%cal
Rg4f3]} 27. Bxg4 hxg4 28. Nb5 Nh5 29. f5 {Hoping for fxg6.} gxf5 (29… Nf4 $5
{[%cal Rf4e2]} 30. Qe3 g5 $16) 30. exf5 Qxf5 31. Nd6 Qd7 32. Qe5 b6 {[#]} 33.
a5 (33. Ka3 $1 $16) 33… bxa5 $14 34. Qxc5 Ng7 35. Qd5 (35. Qe5 {with more
complications.} Ne6 36. Ne4 Kf8 37. Nf6 Qd2+ 38. Qb2) 35… Ne6 36. c5 (36. Nf5
$5 {[%cal Rd5d7]} Qxd5 37. cxd5 $11) 36… Qc7 37. Qa8+ Nf8 $2 (37… Nd8 $11)
38. Qd5 $2 (38. Qe8 $18) 38… Ne6 $11 39. Qa8+ $2 (39. Qh5 $11) 39… Nf8 $18
40. Qe8 f6 (40… Qd7 $142 41. Qxd7 Nxd7) 41. b4 $2 (41. Qh5 $18 {and the rest
is easy.}) 41… Qh7 42. Qe2 ({Stronger than} 42. bxa5 Qc2+ 43. Ka1 Qc1+ 44.
Ka2 Qc2+ 45. Ka1 Qc1+ 46. Ka2 Qc2+ $11) 42… axb4 43. Qxg4+ Kh8 44. Kb3 (44.
Qf5 $16 Qxh2+ 45. Kb3) 44… Nd7 $11 {The position is equal.} 45. Qxb4 Qd3+ 46.
Kb2 {And now Qh4+ would win.} Ne5 47. Qh4+ Kg8 {Precision: White = 35%, Black
= 54%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.14”]
[Round “4.3”]
[White “Fedoseev, Vladimir”]
[Black “Rodshtein, Maxim”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C65”]
[WhiteElo “2731”]
[BlackElo “2695”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “149”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,149,31,22,22,20,5,10,10,27,22,15,6,45,36,46,32,56,56,91,95,87,47,67,
52,61,41,50,43,93,99,175,172,160,154,149,19,19,20,22,17,54,31,50,25,21,15,21,
22,22,22,19,18,18,22,17,16,29,0,64,64,70,64,73,73,73,73,104,89,110,110,110,108,
129,128,152,144,146,138,159,157,157,152,151,143,143,147,171,162,148,161,169,
120,135,120,125,112,112,112,112,112,112,112,135,112,156,133,126,119,166,157,
119,119,162,135,160,119,119,119,119,119,183,112,335,323,308,304,721,685,704,
702,9180,8536,5453,5092]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6.
O-O {C65: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence (3…Nf6), unusual lines and 4 0-0 Bc5} Re8
7. Bg5 {[%cal Bc1g5,Bg5h4,Bh4g3][%mdl 32]} (7. Nbd2 a6 8. Bxc6 dxc6 9. Nc4 Bg4
10. h3 Bh5 11. Bg5 b5 12. Na5 Qd7 13. Bxf6 gxf6 {0-1 (66) Caruana,F (2807)
-Nakamura,H (2792) Saint Louis 2017}) 7… h6 8. Bh4 a6 9. Bxc6 dxc6 {LiveBook:
3 Games} 10. h3 Ba7 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with
similar games:} 10… Bd6 11. Nbd2 b5 12. Re1 c5 13. a4 Bb7 {1/2-1/2 (33)
Padmini,R (2454)-Shen,Y (2459) Chengdu 2015}) 11. Bg3 Nd7 12. Nbd2 {[%cal
Bb1d2,Bd2f1,Bf1e3,Be3d5][%mdl 32]} b5 13. Qc2 c5 14. Rfe1 c6 15. Nf1 Qf6 16.
Ne3 Nf8 17. a4 Ng6 18. axb5 cxb5 19. Nd5 Qc6 20. c4 Bb8 21. cxb5 Qxb5 22. Rec1
Be6 23. Qxc5 Qxd3 (23… Bxd5 $16 24. Qxb5 (24. Qxd5 Qxd5 25. exd5 Ne7 $16) (
24. exd5 Qxc5 25. Rxc5 f6 $16) 24… axb5) 24. Qc6 $18 Ba7 25. Nc7 $1 {[%cal
Rc7e8]} ({Worse is} 25. Bxe5 Nxe5 26. Nxe5 Bxf2+ 27. Kxf2 Qd4+ 28. Kf1 Qxe5 $17
) 25… Rec8 26. Kh2 (26. Qa4 $1 $16) 26… Rab8 $1 $11 27. Rc3 Qe2 28. Rc2 Qd3
29. Ra3 Rb3 30. Rc3 Rxc3 31. Rxc3 Qe2 32. Rc2 Qd3 {Threatening …Bd7.} (32…
Qf1 33. Qb7 $16) 33. Rd2 Qb3 34. Nxe5 Nxe5 35. Bxe5 Bb6 36. Rc2 Kh7 37. Qc3
Bxc7 ({Black should try} 37… Qxc3 $1 $11 38. Rxc3 Bxf2) 38. Bxc7 $14 Qb7 39.
Qe5 Qb3 40. Rd2 Qc4 41. Bb6 Re8 42. f3 Qb4 43. Bd4 {[%csl Gd4][%cal Re5g7]} f6
44. Bc3 {Strongly threatening Qxe6.} Qb7 45. Qf4 Qc6 46. e5 f5 47. Rd6 Qc8 48.
Qa4 Bc4 49. Rc6 Bb5 50. Rxc8 {Intending Qf4 and mate.} Bxa4 $16 {[%mdl 4096]
Endgame KRB-KRB} 51. Rc7 Re6 52. g4 Bc2 53. Kg3 Kg8 54. Bd4 Bb1 55. Rc1 Bd3 56.
Kf4 fxg4 57. hxg4 g5+ 58. Ke3 Bb5 59. Rc7 Bc6 60. b4 Bd5 61. Bc5 Rc6 62. Ra7
Be6 63. Ke4 Bf7 64. Ra8+ Kg7 65. Kd4 Be6 66. Ra7+ Kg8 67. Re7 Bf7 68. Rd7 Be6 {
[#]} (68… Bb3 $16 {might work better.} 69. Ra7 Bf7) 69. Rd8+ $1 $18 Kf7 $2 (
69… Kh7 $16 70. Rb8 Kg6) 70. Rf8+ Kg7 {…Rxc5! is the strong threat.} 71.
Rf6 Bd7 $2 (71… Kg8 72. Rxh6 Bd5) 72. Bf8+ {White is clearly winning.} Kg8
73. Bxh6 Rxf6 74. exf6 Bc6 {[#]} 75. Ke3 $1 {Precision: White = 71%, Black =
37%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.14”]
[Round “4.3”]
[White “Bu, Xiangzhi”]
[Black “Svidler, Peter”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A33”]
[WhiteElo “2714”]
[BlackElo “2756”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “82”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,81,27,27,19,32,24,32,27,34,34,30,58,27,24,-8,-1,-29,-30,-38,-39,-34,
-32,-38,-34,-27,-27,-29,-34,-39,-40,-120,-118,-158,-156,-148,-150,-162,-188,
-164,-143,-189,-174,-232,-232,-212,-119,-118,-119,-119,-119,-99,0,-105,-81,-81,
-81,-74,-77,-150,-130,-130,-130,-121,-83,-579,-543,-29999]} 1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6
3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Bf4 d5 7. e3 {A33: Symmetrical English: 2
Nf3 Nf6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 e6 5 Nc3 Nc6} Bb4 8. Be2 O-O 9. O-O {LiveBook: 4
Games. White has an edge.} Bxc3 10. bxc3 Re8 11. Bg5 {[%cal Bf4g5,Bg5h4,Bh4g3]
[%mdl 32]} h6 12. Bh4 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with
similar games:} 12. Bxf6 Qxf6 13. cxd5 exd5 14. Qb3 Rd8 {0-1 (68) So,W (2773)
-Vachier Lagrave,M (2744) Baku 2015}) 12… g5 13. Bg3 Ne4 14. Qc2 e5 15. Nxc6
bxc6 16. cxd5 cxd5 17. Rfd1 Bf5 18. Qb3 Rb8 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black has some
pressure.} 19. Rxd5 Qc7 20. Qc4 Qxc4 21. Bxc4 Be6 22. Rxe5 Nxg3 ({And not}
22… Bxc4 23. Rxe4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Rxe4 24. Bxb8 $16) 23. Rxe6 ({White should
play} 23. Bb5 $15 Rxb5 24. Rxb5 Ne2+ 25. Kf1 Nxc3 26. Rc5) 23… Ne2+ $17 24.
Kf1 fxe6 25. Bxe2 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRB} Rec8 26. Bd1 Rb2 27. Bb3 Kf7
28. Rd1 Rxc3 29. g4 (29. h3 $142) 29… Ke7 $19 30. Rd4 {[#]} a5 (30… Rc8 $1
$19 {[%cal Rc8f8] White must now prevent …Rf8.} 31. Ra4 Rf8 32. Rxa7+ Kd6 33.
Ra6+ Kc5) 31. Re4 $17 Rc6 32. Kg2 Kf6 33. Rd4 Ke7 34. Re4 $1 Rd6 35. Kg3 Kf6
36. f4 Rb1 37. Re5 {[#]} (37. h4 $142) 37… a4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 38. Bxa4 gxf4+
39. Kxf4 Rd3 {Strongly threatening …Rf1+.} 40. Ra5 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (40. Bb5
$17 {is tougher.} Rb4+ 41. Kf3) 40… Ra3 41. e4 {Now e5+ and White clings on.}
Rf1# {Precision: White = 42%, Black = 63%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.14”]
[Round “4.3”]
[White “Najer, Evgeniy”]
[Black “Rapport, Richard”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C55”]
[WhiteElo “2694”]
[BlackElo “2675”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “93”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 15,93,42,50,46,70,55,48,24,47,39,33,39,33,11,10,1,2,3,11,12,8,8,13,10,
15,5,52,36,70,72,62,-83,48,12,86,79,83,87,114,113,97,81,80,78,78,62,81,81,78,
84,70,45,57,63,65,56,53,56,43,0,0,0,0,0,24,24,33,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,2,0,0,0,0,0]} 1.
e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 h6 5. O-O d6 6. c3 g6 7. d4 Qe7 8. Re1 Bg7 9.
Nbd2 {[%cal Bb1d2,Bd2b3,Bb3a5][%mdl 32] C55: Two Knights: 4 d3, 4 d4 exd4 5 e5
and Max Lange Attack} Nh7 (9… O-O 10. h3 Kh8 11. a4 Bd7 12. a5 a6 13. Bd3
Rae8 14. Nf1 Nh7 15. dxe5 dxe5 16. b3 Nb8 17. Ne3 Be6 18. Ba3 {1-0 (34)
Radjabov,T (2710)-Amin,B (2662) Doha 2016}) 10. Bb5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10.
dxe5 dxe5 11. Nf1 Nd8 12. a4 Ng5 13. Ne3 Nde6 14. b3 Qf6 15. Nxg5 hxg5 16. Nd5
Qd8 {1-0 (56) Yilmaz,M (2362)-Biryukov,A (2138) Herceg Novi 2008}) 10… Bd7
11. Nb3 {White is slightly better.} (11. d5 $5 {[%cal Rd5c6]} Nb8 12. Bd3 $14)
11… O-O 12. Bxc6 Bxc6 13. Na5 Qe8 14. dxe5 dxe5 15. a4 Rd8 16. Qb3 b6 17.
Nxc6 Qxc6 18. Qb5 Rd6 19. Be3 Rfd8 20. c4 {[%cal Bc3c4,Bc4c5][%mdl 32]} Qd7 21.
c5 $1 $36 {[%cal Rc5d6][%mdl 2048] Black is under pressure.} Rd3 22. Qa6 Qc6
23. Bxh6 {[#]} (23. a5 $14 {stays ahead.}) 23… Qxc5 (23… Rxf3 $1 $17 24.
Bxg7 Kxg7 25. gxf3 Ng5) 24. Rac1 Qb4 (24… Qe7 $11 25. Be3 (25. Bxg7 Kxg7 26.
Qxa7 Rxf3 $17) 25… c5) 25. Bxg7 $16 Kxg7 26. Nxe5 R3d6 27. Qxa7 Ng5 28. h4
Ne6 29. Qa6 Rh8 30. g3 Rh5 31. Nd3 Qd4 32. Re3 Ra5 33. Qb7 {Black must now
prevent b3.} Rxa4 34. e5 Qd5 35. Qxd5 Rxd5 36. Rc6 Rad4 37. Nf4 (37. Ne1 {
feels hotter.} Rb5 38. b3 Rd1 39. Kg2 Rb1 40. Rcc3) 37… Nxf4 38. gxf4 Rxf4
39. Rxc7 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame And now e6 would win. KRR-KRR} Kh6 40. Kg2
Rf5 41. Re7 Rd4 {The position is equal.} 42. Kg3 Kh5 43. f3 {Strongly
threatening Re4.} Rxh4 44. Rb3 Rhf4 45. e6 (45. Rxf7 $5 Rxf7 46. e6 $11) 45…
fxe6 46. Rxe6 b5 47. Ree3 {Precision: White = 53%, Black = 53%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.14”]
[Round “4.4”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Black “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C50”]
[WhiteElo “2804”]
[BlackElo “2788”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “52”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,52,27,13,16,12,13,0,0,0,16,0,47,-3,40,34,33,33,47,51,50,43,33,37,50,
44,37,30,26,39,35,32,55,43,33,0,39,0,64]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O
Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 a6 7. a4 h6 8. Re1 {C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6, main lines
with 5 d4 and 5 d3} O-O 9. h3 {LiveBook: 56 Games} (9. b4 $5 {[%cal Rb4c5]} Ba7
10. Nbd2 $11) 9… a5 (9… Re8 10. Nbd2 Be6 11. Bxe6 Rxe6 12. b4 Ba7 13. Qc2
Qd7 14. Nf1 d5 15. Be3 Bxe3 16. Nxe3 {1-0 (41) Anand,V (2786)-So,W (2812)
Leuven 2017}) 10. Nbd2 Be6 11. Bb5 $146 Ne7 12. d4 exd4 13. Nxd4 Ng6 14. N2f3
c6 15. Nxe6 fxe6 16. Bc4 d5 17. exd5 exd5 18. Bd3 Ne4 19. Be3 $1 {[%cal Re3c5]}
Bxe3 20. Rxe3 Nf4 21. Bxe4 dxe4 22. Rxe4 Qf6 {White should prevent …Qg6.} 23.
Re3 Nd5 24. Re1 Nf4 25. Re3 Nd5 $1 {[%cal Rd5e3]} 26. Re1 Nf4 $1 {Precision:
White = 60%, Black = 88%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.14”]
[Round “4.4”]
[White “Svidler, Peter”]
[Black “Bu, Xiangzhi”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A04”]
[WhiteElo “2756”]
[BlackElo “2714”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “71”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,71,45,72,76,91,76,86,86,104,90,224,230,219,223,289,300,527,515,767,
758,734,602,585,600,599,597,589,611,617,621,616,597,568,409,375,324,313,320,
350,283,353,343,355,306,413,337,412,400,394,399,421,418,420,417,409,408,435,
408,430,418,433,417,454,451]} 1. Nf3 f5 2. d3 d6 3. e4 e5 4. Nc3 Be7 (4… Nf6
5. exf5 Bxf5 6. d4 e4 7. Nh4 Bg4 8. Be2 Bxe2 9. Qxe2 d5 10. Bg5 Bb4 11. O-O O-O
12. Nf5 Nc6 {1/2-1/2 (36) Grischuk,A (2783)-Ponomariov,R (2731) Beijing 2013})
5. d4 fxe4 6. Nxe4 {A04: Unusual lines after 1 Nf3 and King’s Indian Attack} d5
7. Neg5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 7. Nxe5 dxe4 8. Bc4 Nf6 9. Nf7 Bg4 10. f3 exf3 11.
gxf3 Bb4+ 12. c3 {1-0 (28) Borik,O (2415)-Renner,C (2437) Germany 1999}) 7…
exd4 8. Bd3 {White is better.} Qd6 9. Nxd4 c5 {[#]} (9… Nf6 $16) 10. Nb5 $1
$18 {[%cal Rb5d6]} Qe5+ 11. Be3 {aiming for Nf3.} Na6 12. O-O {Black must now
prevent Re1.} ({Inferior is} 12. Nxh7 Bf5 $11) 12… Nf6 $2 (12… Bxg5 13.
Qh5+ Kf8) 13. Re1 Bg4 14. Qd2 Ne4 15. Nxe4 dxe4 16. Bf4 Qf6 17. Rxe4 O-O 18.
Rae1 Rad8 19. Rxe7 Qxf4 20. Qxf4 Rxf4 21. Rxb7 Nb4 22. f3 Nxd3 23. cxd3 Bf5 24.
Ree7 ({Don’t take} 24. Rxa7 Bxd3 25. Nc3 Rf7 $18) 24… Bxd3 25. Rxg7+ Kh8 26.
Rgc7 Bg6 27. h3 Rb4 28. Nxa7 Rxb7 29. Rxb7 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} Rd1+
30. Kh2 Bd3 31. Rd7 c4 32. Nc6 Rb1 33. Ne5 Bf1 34. Rd2 Ra1 35. a3 Ra2 36. Rf2 {
Precision: White = 97%, Black = 53%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.14”]
[Round “4.4”]
[White “Jobava, Baadur”]
[Black “So, Wesley”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C42”]
[WhiteElo “2702”]
[BlackElo “2792”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “81”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,81,9,10,23,29,20,55,0,-7,-20,0,-32,-5,-54,-52,-54,-48,-54,-54,-46,
-51,-55,-49,-50,-49,-52,-47,-71,-67,-80,-31,-135,-132,-145,-122,-136,-150,-145,
-144,-148,-143,-160,-104,-82,-88,-78,-77,-148,-121,-121,-110,-102,-107,-105,
-47,-56,-64,-64,-64,-59,0,-60,0,-60,0,-53]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4.
Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 {C42: Petroff Defence: 3
Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves} (8. Bd3 Nc6 9. Qe2 Bg4 10. h3 Bxf3 11. Qxf3
Ne5 12. Qxb7 Rb8 13. Qxa7 Rxb2 14. O-O Bf6 15. a4 Qc8 {1/2-1/2 (39) Anand,V
(2783)-So,W (2810) Leon 2017}) 8… Nd7 {[%cal Bb8d7,Bd7e5,Be5d3][%mdl 32]} 9.
O-O-O c6 {LiveBook: 31 Games} 10. Bd3 Qa5 11. a3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. Kb1
Ne5 12. Nxe5 dxe5 13. Bc4 b5 14. Bb3 b4 15. cxb4 Bxb4 {1-0 (36) Kassay,K (2072)
-Kovacs,M (2141) Hungary 2015}) 11… Ne5 12. h4 ({Better is} 12. Nxe5 $14 dxe5
13. Kb1) 12… Nxd3+ $11 13. Qxd3 Bf5 14. Qd4 Rfe8 15. g4 Bf6 16. Qf4 Be4 17.
Rxd6 Qa4 {[%csl Ge4][%cal Ra4c2] [#]} 18. Rd3 $1 {[%mdl 512]} b5 $40 {[%mdl
128] …b4 is the strong threat. White needs to defend precisely.} (18… Bxd3
19. Qxa4) 19. g5 Bxd3 {[%csl Gd3][%cal Ra4c2]} 20. Qxa4 bxa4 21. cxd3 Bd8 22.
Nd2 Bb6 23. Ne4 Re5 24. Rg1 (24. Bd2 $1 $15) 24… Bxe3+ $17 25. fxe3 {[%mdl
4096] Endgame [#] KRR-KRN} Rf5 $1 26. Rg4 Rf3 27. Nc5 Rxe3 28. Rxa4 Re2 29. Ra6
{[#]} f5 (29… Rh2 $142 $1 30. Rxc6 Rxh4) 30. gxf6 gxf6 31. Rxc6 f5 32. Nd7 (
32. Rf6 $142) 32… Rd8 33. Nf6+ Kf7 34. Nxh7 Rxd3 35. Ng5+ Ke7 (35… Ke8 $17
36. Rc4 Rg3) 36. Ra6 $1 $15 f4 {Threatens to win with …Rg3.} 37. Rxa7+ Ke8 {
Hoping for …f3.} 38. Ra8+ $1 Ke7 {[%mdl 1024] White must now prevent …Rg3.
Black has compensation.} 39. Ra7+ Ke8 {aiming for …f3.} 40. Ra8+ $1 Ke7 {
And now …Rg3 would win.} 41. Ra7+ {Precision: White = 41%, Black = 64%.}
1/2-1/2

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.14”]
[Round “4.4”]
[White “Rodshtein, Maxim”]
[Black “Fedoseev, Vladimir”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “D30”]
[WhiteElo “2695”]
[BlackElo “2731”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “86”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 15,86,-22,-22,-60,-14,0,-8,-61,32,30,29,-22,40,21,22,18,61,15,50,50,169,
39,55,0,58,4,11,0,22,8,75,13,17,0,0,-17,10,0,12,0,50,29,49,45,32,31,28,-88,35,
0,177,16,173,0,0,-80,-90,-298,-217,-213,0,0,0,0,0,0,-14,-281,-221,-797,-643,
-961,-925]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Nbd2 dxc4 6. Bg2 b5 {
E04: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3} 7. O-O a5 8. a4 c6 {LiveBook: 9 Games. The position
is equal.} 9. Ne1 (9. Qc2 O-O 10. b3 c3 11. Nb1 bxa4 12. bxa4 Bb7 13. Nxc3 c5
14. dxc5 Nbd7 15. Rd1 Qe7 16. Nb5 {1/2-1/2 (16) Yu,Y (2749)-Yilmaz,M (2630)
Khanty-Mansiysk 2017}) 9… Nd5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9… Ra6 10. Nc2 Be7 11.
e4 O-O 12. e5 Nd5 13. Ne4 Nd7 14. Qg4 f5 15. exf6 {1/2-1/2 (15) Papaioannou,I
(2624)-Vidit,S (2563) Vrachati 2013}) 10. e4 {[%cal Be2e4,Be4e5][%mdl 32]} Nb6
11. Nc2 ({White should try} 11. Qg4 $11 Qxd4 12. Ndf3) 11… bxa4 (11… c3 $15
12. Nf3 cxb2 13. Bxb2 bxa4) 12. e5 $1 $14 Be7 13. Qg4 (13. Ne4 $142) 13… g6 (
13… Kf8 $1 $11) 14. Ne4 {[%mdl 1024] White has compensation.} h5 15. Qf3 h4
16. Rd1 Ba6 17. Ne3 Rh5 (17… Kf8 $14) 18. g4 (18. Ng4 $18 Rf5 19. Ngf6+ Bxf6
20. Nxf6+ Qxf6 21. exf6 Rxf3 22. Bxf3) 18… Rh7 19. g5 (19. Bd2 $14) 19…
N8d7 (19… Bb5 $1 $11) 20. Ng4 (20. Nf6+ $14 Bxf6 21. gxf6 (21. exf6 h3 $14))
20… Bb5 $1 $11 21. Bh3 Rh8 22. Nh6 {[%csl Gh6][%cal Rf3f7] [#]} Rf8 (22…
Rh7 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 23. Qg4 (23. Re1 $16) 23… Qc7 $1 24. Qxh4 {
And now Nxf7! would win.} O-O-O $1 25. Bd2 Nd5 26. Qg3 Qb6 27. Bc3 c5 28. Bg2
Nxc3 29. bxc3 cxd4 30. cxd4 {[%cal Bc3d4,Bd4d5][%mdl 32]} Nb8 31. Nc3 (31. Qg4
$11 {remains equal.}) 31… Bb4 (31… Rxd4 $17 32. Rxd4 Qxd4) 32. d5 a3 $2 (
32… Bxc3 $11 {and Black stays safe.} 33. Qxc3 exd5) 33. Rdc1 $2 ({Better is}
33. Nxb5 $18 Qxb5 34. d6) 33… Ba6 $2 {[#]} (33… Bxc3 $11 34. Qxc3 exd5) 34.
Rab1 $2 (34. Na4 $1 $18 {[%cal Ra4b6]} Qd4 35. d6) 34… Nd7 35. Bf1 (35. Na4
$11 Qb5 36. Nc3) 35… Nc5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Keeping White busy.} 36. Qf3 $2 (
36. Ng4 $17) 36… exd5 37. Nxd5 Rxd5 $2 (37… Qb7 $19 38. Bg2 a2) 38. Qxd5
$11 Bb7 39. Qxc4 Qc6 {[%csl Gb7][%cal Rc6h1]} 40. Qg4+ Kb8 {[%csl Gb7][%cal
Rc6h1]} 41. f3 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (41. Bg2 $11 Qxg2+ 42. Qxg2 Bxg2 43. Kxg2)
41… Qd5 42. Bg2 $2 (42. Bc4 Qxe5 43. Qg3 Qxg3+ 44. hxg3) 42… Nb3 43. Rd1 a2
{Precision: White = 14%, Black = 44%.} 0-1

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.14”]
[Round “4.4”]
[White “Rapport, Richard”]
[Black “Najer, Evgeniy”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A09”]
[WhiteElo “2675”]
[BlackElo “2694”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “99”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,99,16,12,22,24,26,29,0,0,-29,-19,-19,-16,-25,18,18,22,8,29,30,15,19,
70,45,41,0,86,60,68,71,61,0,0,0,129,120,131,62,81,0,127,31,25,41,32,35,37,53,
43,58,68,36,50,36,59,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,70,68,61,36,127,121,110,
92,100,95,93,71,114,79,187,0,240,235,998,998,858,969,4578,4368,29988,29989]} 1.
Nf3 d5 2. c4 d4 3. b4 Bg4 4. g3 Bxf3 5. exf3 e5 (5… e6 6. Qb3 a5 7. b5 Nd7 8.
Bg2 Nc5 9. Qc2 h5 10. d3 h4 11. f4 Nh6 {1/2-1/2 (40) Caruana,F (2807)-Anand,V
(2783) Saint Louis 2017}) 6. Bg2 {A09: Réti Opening: 1 Nf3 d5 2 c4} Nd7 7. a3
a5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 7… Ne7 8. d3 Ng6 9. O-O Be7 10. f4 exf4 11. Bxb7 Rb8
{0-1 (48) Injac,T (2215)-Ratkovic,M (2382) Paracin 2016}) 8. b5 {White has an
edge.} Bd6 9. f4 exf4 10. Bxb7 Rb8 11. Bg2 Ngf6 12. d3 Qe7+ 13. Kf1 Nc5 14.
Bc6+ Kf8 15. Ra2 Nfd7 (15… Qe6 $11) 16. gxf4 Qf6 17. Nd2 (17. Bxd7 $5 Nxd7
18. Nd2 $11) 17… Qxf4 (17… Bxf4 $11 {keeps the balance.} 18. Bxd7 Nxd7) 18.
Ne4 Qf5 19. h4 h5 20. Bg5 ({Reject} 20. Nxd6 $6 cxd6 21. Bxd7 Nxd7 $11) (20.
Re2 $14) 20… Ne5 $11 21. Nxc5 Bxc5 (21… Nxc6 $11 22. Na6 Ra8) 22. Be4 $16
Qe6 23. Bd5 (23. Re2 $16) 23… Qf5 $14 24. Be4 Qe6 $1 25. f3 ({Better is} 25.
Re2 $16) 25… Rxb5 26. Bd5 Qd6 27. Bxf7 Rb7 28. Bd5 c6 29. Be4 Bxa3 30. Qa4
Bb4 31. f4 Rf7 32. Kg2 Ng4 33. Qxc6 $40 {[%mdl 128] White is up to no good.}
Qxc6 34. Bxc6 Ne3+ 35. Kf3 {Strongly threatening Be4.} g6 $1 36. Be4 Kg7 37. c5
{[%cal Bc4c5,Bc5c6][%mdl 32]} Ng4 38. c6 Rc8 39. Rc1 Bc3 (39… Ne3 $14) 40.
Bd5 $16 Ne5+ 41. Ke2 Nxc6 42. Bxf7 Kxf7 {[#]} 43. Rb1 $1 Re8+ 44. Kf1 Re3 (
44… Bb4 $16) 45. Rb6 $2 ({White should play} 45. Rb7+ $18 Kf8 46. Rf2) 45…
Nb4 $2 {[#]} (45… Re1+ $1 $11 {and Black stays safe.} 46. Kg2 Nb4 47. Rb7+ (
47. Rxa5 Re2+ 48. Kf1 Re1+ 49. Kg2 Re2+ 50. Kf1 Re1+ 51. Kg2 $11) 47… Kg8 48.
Rb8+ Kf7 49. Rb7+ (49. Rxa5 Re2+ 50. Kh1 Re1+ 51. Kg2 Re2+ 52. Kf3 Re3+ 53. Kg2
Re2+ $11) 49… Kg8 50. Rxa5 Re2+ 51. Kh3 Re3+ 52. Kg2 Re2+ 53. Kh3 Re3+ 54.
Kg2 Re2+) 46. Re2 $1 $18 {And now f5! would win.} ({Weaker is} 46. Rxa5 Re1+
47. Kg2 Re2+ 48. Kf3 Re3+ 49. Kg2 Re2+ 50. Kf3 Re3+ 51. Kg2 Re2+ $11) 46…
Nxd3 $2 {[#]} (46… Nd5 47. Rb7+ Kg8) 47. f5 $1 {[%cal Bf4f5,Bf5g6][%mdl 544]}
Rxe2 (47… gxf5 48. Bxe3) 48. fxg6+ ({Not} 48. Kxe2 Ne5 $16) 48… Kg7 49.
Kxe2 Nc1+ 50. Bxc1 {Precision: White = 59%, Black = 42%.} 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.14”]
[Round “4.5”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Black “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C50”]
[WhiteElo “2804”]
[BlackElo “2788”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “87”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

1. e4 {Program Activation Required} e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3
d6 6. c3 a6 7. a4 h6 8. Re1 {C54: Italienische Partie (Hauptvariante)} O-O 9.
h3 a5 (9… Re8 10. Nbd2 Be6 11. Bxe6 Rxe6 12. b4 Ba7 13. Qc2 Qd7 14. Nf1 d5
15. Be3 Bxe3 16. Nxe3 {1-0 (41) Anand,V (2786)-So,W (2812) Leuven 2017}) 10.
Nbd2 Be6 11. Bb5 $146 Ne7 12. d4 exd4 13. Nxd4 Bd7 14. Nf1 Ng6 15. Ng3 Re8 16.
Bc4 c6 17. Be3 Qc7 18. Ba2 Re5 19. Qc2 Rae8 20. Nf3 R5e7 21. Bxc5 dxc5 22. Rad1
Bc8 23. Bc4 Qf4 24. Qd2 Be6 25. Bxe6 Rxe6 26. Qxf4 Nxf4 27. e5 N6d5 28. Ne4 Rg6
29. Nh4 Rge6 30. Nd6 Rb8 31. g3 Nxh3+ 32. Kg2 Ng5 33. f4 Nh7 34. f5 Re7 35. c4
Nc7 36. e6 fxe6 37. Ng6 Rd7 38. fxe6 Rdd8 39. Ne7+ Kf8 40. Nxc6 Rxd6 41. Nxb8
Ke7 42. Rxd6 Kxd6 43. Rd1+ Kxe6 44. Rd7 1-0

[Event “FIDE World Cup 2017”]
[Site “Tbilisi”]
[Date “2017.09.14”]
[Round “4.6”]
[White “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A04”]
[WhiteElo “2788”]
[BlackElo “2804”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “187”]
[EventDate “2017.??.??”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “GEO”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,187,20,21,17,37,31,37,35,57,20,31,31,30,12,23,0,9,0,25,-48,-48,-45,
43,49,75,6,4,4,2,2,2,2,2,2,8,5,12,13,47,16,24,17,57,57,75,60,70,66,165,130,183,
183,183,183,183,183,183,183,183,183,12825,12836,12844,12847,12819,29943,29950,
29947,12845,29939,12838,29941,12841,29950,12833,12797,12797,29950,12850,29944,
12827,29954,29952,29950,29945,29944,29946,12767,12767,29951,29950,29950,29953,
29956,29958,29959,29960,29962,29961,29960,29958,29940,29942,12845,29941,0,0,0,
11825,187,187,187,187,187,187,187,187,187,187,0,187,0,187,187,187,187,187,187,
187,187,187,186,186,0,186,186,186,0,186,186,186,186,186,186,186,32,32,32,32,32,
32,32,32,32,32,32,32,28,28,28,28,28,28,28,28,28,28,28,28,0]} 1. Nf3 c5 2. c4
Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. d3 Nge7 5. g3 d5 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. Bg2 Nc7 8. O-O Be7 9. Nd2 O-O
10. Bxc6 {A34: Symmetrical English: 2 Nc3, lines with …d5} (10. Nc4 f6 11.
Bxc6 bxc6 12. Qa4 Bd7 13. Qa5 Bh3 14. Re1 Qd7 15. Be3 Ne6 16. Rac1 Rab8 17. b3
Rfe8 18. f3 Bf5 19. Na4 Rb4 {0-1 (38) Pantsulaia,L (2606)-Jakovenko,D (2723)
Yerevan 2014}) 10… bxc6 {LiveBook: 13 Games} 11. Qa4 Rb8 12. Nc4 $146 {
White is slightly better.} ({Predecessor:} 12. Qxc6 Rb6 13. Qa4 Rb4 14. Qd1 Bh3
15. Re1 f5 16. Nc4 f4 17. a3 Rb8 {1/2-1/2 (80) Golda,H (2290)-Schmid,G (2268)
Freising 2001}) 12… Rb4 13. Qa5 f6 14. b3 Bh3 15. Re1 Qb8 16. Ba3 Rb5 17.
Nxb5 cxb5 {[%cal Bc6b5,Bb5b4][%mdl 32]} 18. Ne3 {next Rac1 is good for White.}
Qb7 19. f3 (19. Bb2 $11) 19… b4 $1 $15 {[%mdl 1024] Black has compensation.}
20. Bb2 Na6 (20… Ne6 $1 $15) 21. g4 $1 $14 h5 22. a3 (22. gxh5 $2 Bd8 $19) (
22. a4 $1 $16) 22… Bd8 $11 23. Qa4 hxg4 24. axb4 (24. fxg4 c4 $1 $17 {
[%mdl 512]}) 24… Nxb4 25. Qxa7 ({Don’t play} 25. fxg4 c4 $1 $17 {[%mdl 512]})
25… Qxa7 26. Rxa7 gxf3 27. Kf2 {Threatening Rg