GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 (LIVE Games and Results-PGN)



GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 (LIVE Games and Results-PGN)

GRENKE Chess Classic 2018-03-31 - 04-09 - Németország

The GRENKE Chess Classic takes place 31st March to 9th April 2018. Players: Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Fabiano Caruana, Viswanathan Anand, Nikita Vitiugov, Arkadij Naiditsch, Hou Yifan, Georg Meier and Matthias Bluebaum.

GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 (Karlsruhe GER) Sat 31st Mar 2018 - Mon 9th Apr 2018 - Official Site - Results

GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:100:50:15+30spm(1))


GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 100:50:15+30spm(1))
Grenke Classic 2018 2018-03-31 - 2018-04-11 Round 1 Mar 31, 2018 13:00 Round 2 Apr 1, 2018 13:00 Round 3 Apr 2, 2018 13:00 Round 4 Apr 4, 2018 13:00 Round 5 Apr 5, 2018 13:00 Round 6 Apr 6, 2018 13:00 Round 7 Apr 7, 2018 13:00 Round 8 Apr 8, 2018 13:00 Round 9 Apr 9, 2018 13:00
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[Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.03.31"] [Round "1"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D70"] [WhiteElo "2804"] [BlackElo "2843"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "117"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 12,117,42,21,28,8,3,10,30,18,22,0,0,11,4,-6,0,-31,-20,-40,-5,-13,-6,-10, -13,-43,-43,-6,-31,-54,-41,-87,-63,-61,-50,-41,-55,-44,-51,-33,-36,-54,-70,-78, -47,-218,-221,-217,-209,-222,-207,-256,-250,-243,-213,-488,-474,-614,-615,-614, -614,-1341,-606,-601,-591,-485,-782,-782,-768,-768,-768,-694,-759,-687,-687, -687,-687,-687,-672,-643,-599,-652,-640,-317,0,-599,-599,-599,0,0,0,-592,-592, -592,-592,-592,-584,-552,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. e3 O-O 5. Be2 d6 6. Nc3 Nc6 7. d5 {LiveBook: 4 Games. E61: King's Indian: Early deviations for White, including Smyslov System} (7. O-O e5 8. d5 Ne7 9. b4 a5 10. bxa5 Rxa5 11. Nd2 Nd7 12. Nb3 Ra8 13. a4 f5 14. Ba3 e4 15. Qc2 b6 { 1-0 (23) Kuzubov,Y (2638)-Onischuk,V (2614) Lvov 2016}) 7... Nb4 8. a3 Na6 { [%cal Bb4a6,Ba6c7,Bc7e6,Be6d4,Bd4e2][%mdl 32]} 9. Nd4 e5 10. dxe6 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 10. Nc2 Nc5 11. b4 Nb3 12. Rb1 Nxc1 13. Rxc1 Nd7 14. O-O f5 { 0-1 (46) Breutigam,M (2340)-Brendel,O (2375) Germany 1996}) 10... fxe6 11. O-O e5 12. Nb3 c6 13. e4 Nc7 14. f4 Ne6 15. f5 Nd4 16. Be3 Nxe2+ 17. Qxe2 gxf5 18. exf5 d5 19. cxd5 cxd5 {[%cal Bc6d5,Bd5d4][%mdl 32]} 20. Rad1 d4 21. Bg5 Qb6 $1 22. Qc4+ Rf7 23. Na4 $1 {[%cal Ra4b6]} Qc7 24. Qxc7 $1 Rxc7 25. Nac5 b6 $36 { [%mdl 2048] Black fights for an advantage.} 26. Bxf6 bxc5 27. Bxg7 Kxg7 28. Nd2 $2 (28. Rc1 $15) 28... Bb7 $1 $19 29. f6+ Kf8 30. Rde1 Re8 31. Ne4 Bxe4 $1 32. Rxe4 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} c4 {[%cal Bc5c4,Bc4c3,Bc3c2][%mdl 32]} 33. g4 $2 (33. g3 {might work better.}) 33... Rb8 34. Rxe5 Rxb2 35. Rd5 c3 $1 { [%cal Rc3c2]} 36. Rd8+ Kf7 {aiming for ...c2.} 37. Rh8 Rbb7 38. Rxh7+ Kg6 ( 38... Ke6 $142 39. Rxc7 Rxc7) 39. Rxc7 Rxc7 {KR-KR} 40. Kf2 c2 41. Rc1 d3 $1 42. Ke3 Rd7 $1 43. Kd2 Kxf6 44. h4 Ke5 45. Rf1 Kd4 46. h5 Re7 47. Rf4+ Kd5 48. Rf1 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (48. Rf5+ $1 $11 Kc4 49. Rf4+ Kb3 50. Rb4+ Kxa3 51. Rc4) 48... Kc4 $1 49. Rf4+ Kd5 $2 (49... Kb3 $1 $19 50. Rb4+ Kxa3) 50. Rf1 $2 { [%mdl 8192]} (50. Rf5+ $11 Kd4 51. Rf4+ Kd5) 50... Kc4 {( -> ...Re2+)} (50... Kd4 $5 51. Rf4+ $8 Kd5 $11) 51. Rf4+ Kb3 $1 52. Rb4+ Kxa3 53. Rc4 Kb3 54. Rc8 { [#]} a5 $2 ({Black should try} 54... Rh7 $1 $19 55. Rc5 {[#]} (55. Kxd3 Rd7+ 56. Ke3 a5 $19) 55... a5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 56. Rxa5 Rc7) 55. h6 $11 {The position is equal.} Re2+ (55... a4 $5 56. g5 $8 Rh7 57. Rb8+ Kc4 $11) 56. Kxd3 Rh2 {And now ...Kb2 would win.} 57. g5 {Hoping for Rc3+.} Rh3+ 58. Kd2 Rh2+ 59. Kd3 {Precision: White = 54%, Black = 88%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.03.31"] [Round "1"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Hou, Yifan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A05"] [WhiteElo "2776"] [BlackElo "2657"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "95"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 9,95,2,13,5,9,-38,21,32,31,26,33,29,28,26,22,0,0,-51,-60,-67,-75,-72, -52,-76,-31,-52,-48,-55,-33,-57,-52,-62,-45,-50,-32,-36,-6,-14,-10,-21,0,-23,0, 0,0,0,0,0,59,59,65,54,75,60,71,22,33,27,28,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. e3 Bd6 (4... Be7 5. b3 O-O 6. Bb2 dxc4 7. bxc4 c5 8. Rg1 Nc6 9. g4 a6 10. g5 Ne8 11. h4 Nd6 12. h5 f5 13. Be2 Rb8 14. a4 {1-0 (35) Grischuk,A (2767)-Kramnik,V (2800) Moscow 2018}) 5. b3 O-O 6. Bb2 {A17: English Opening: 1...Nf6 with ...Bb4} c5 7. g4 d4 (7... Nxg4 $15 8. Rg1 d4 9. Rxg4 dxc3 10. dxc3 (10. Bxc3 e5 $11) 10... Qe7) 8. exd4 $11 cxd4 9. Nxd4 e5 10. Nf5 Bxf5 11. gxf5 Nc6 $146 {[%cal Bb8c6,Bc6b4,Bb4c2] [%mdl 32]} ({Predecessor:} 11... e4 12. d4 {0-1 (27) Loxine,J (2409)-Santos Ruiz,M (2508) Germany 2017}) 12. Bg2 Nb4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black has some pressure.} 13. Qe2 ({White should play} 13. O-O $11) 13... Nc2+ $15 14. Kd1 Nxa1 15. Bxa1 Qd7 16. Ne4 Qxf5 {...Nh5 is the strong threat.} 17. Nxf6+ Qxf6 18. Bxb7 Rad8 19. Kc2 Rfe8 20. Bc3 Bc5 21. f3 Bd4 22. Re1 g6 23. Qe4 Kg7 24. Bd5 Qb6 25. b4 {[%cal Bb3b4,Bb4b5][%mdl 32]} f5 26. Qd3 Bxc3 27. dxc3 Qd6 28. a4 a5 ({Better is} 28... Re7 $11) 29. Kb3 $1 $14 {[%mdl 1024] White has compensation.} Rb8 {[%cal Ra5b4]} 30. b5 $1 Qc5 31. h4 Rbd8 {[#]} 32. h5 $1 { [%mdl 512]} Kf6 (32... gxh5 33. Qxf5) 33. hxg6 (33. Kb2 {feels hotter.} g5 34. h6 Qf2+ 35. Re2 Qc5 36. Re3) 33... hxg6 34. Qe3 (34. Qd2 {looks sharper.} Rh8 35. Qg2 Rxd5 36. Rg1 Rg8 37. cxd5 Qxd5+ 38. Kb2) 34... Qxe3 {The position is equal.} 35. Rxe3 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRB} Rd6 36. Re1 Rc8 37. Rh1 Kg7 38. Kc2 g5 39. Rd1 {[#] aiming for Bb7.} Kf6 40. Kd3 Rb6 41. Rh1 Kg7 42. Rg1 Kf6 43. Ke3 Rd6 44. Rb1 Rb6 45. Ke2 Kg6 46. Kf2 Kf6 47. Rh1 {And now Rh6+ would win.} Kg7 48. Re1 {Precision: White = 66%, Black = 65%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.03.31"] [Round "1"] [White "Naiditsch, Arkadij"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A48"] [WhiteElo "2701"] [BlackElo "2789"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "87"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 16,87,31,18,30,10,8,6,93,93,104,107,78,0,0,0,10,31,34,26,18,18,54,54, 119,108,120,102,103,90,118,112,118,97,105,85,108,97,108,89,152,152,157,153,157, 82,70,64,58,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bg5 Bg7 4. c3 h6 5. Bh4 d6 6. Nbd2 g5 7. Bg3 Nh5 8. e4 e6 9. Nc4 { LiveBook: 10 Games. A48: 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 g6: Torre, London and Colle Systems} ( 9. Bd3 Qe7 10. Nc4 Nd7 11. Qe2 b6 12. Nfd2 Nxg3 13. hxg3 Bb7 14. Ne3 a6 15. f4 c5 16. d5 b5 17. a4 {1-0 (34) Berkes,F (2653)-Kozul,Z (2604) Hungary 2018}) 9... f5 10. Nfd2 Nxg3 11. hxg3 O-O (11... fxe4 $1 $11 {keeps the balance.} 12. a3 (12. Nxe4 d5 $17) (12. Qh5+ Ke7 $11) 12... d5) 12. Ne3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12. exf5 exf5 13. Bd3 Nc6 14. Qc2 Be6 15. Ne3 Ne7 16. f4 Nd5 17. Nxd5 Bxd5 18. O-O-O Bxg2 19. Rhg1 Bd5 20. Bxf5 Qf6 21. Be4 Bf7 22. Rdf1 {1/2-1/2 (22) Kodinets,K (2405)-Vaulin,A (2535) Moscow 1998}) 12... d5 13. exf5 exf5 { [%cal Be6f5,Bf5f4][%mdl 32]} 14. Nxd5 (14. Qc2 $16) 14... Re8+ $1 $11 ({ Avoid the trap} 14... Qxd5 $2 15. Bc4 $18) 15. Ne3 f4 16. Bc4+ Be6 $1 17. Bxe6+ Rxe6 18. Qb3 Qe8 19. Ne4 Nd7 ({Not} 19... fxe3 $2 20. Nc5 $16) (19... Kf8 $1 $14) 20. gxf4 $16 gxf4 21. Ng4 $1 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Threatens to win with 0-0-0. Black is under strong pressure.} Kh8 22. f3 {Hoping for 0-0-0.} Rxe4+ 23. fxe4 Qxe4+ 24. Kf2 {Rh3 is the strong threat.} f3 25. gxf3 Rf8 26. Nh2 Qh4+ 27. Kg2 $1 Qg5+ {[#]} ({Black should try} 27... Nf6) 28. Kf1 $1 Qh5 {[#]} 29. Qc2 $1 ({ Inferior is} 29. Qxb7 Rb8 $11) 29... c5 30. Qg2 (30. Kg2 $142) 30... cxd4 31. Ng4 Qb5+ $1 32. Kg1 (32. c4 $1 $14 Qxc4+ 33. Kg1) 32... dxc3 $11 {The position is equal.} 33. bxc3 Qc5+ $1 34. Qf2 {Black must now prevent Qxc5.} Qxc3 35. Kg2 Ne5 36. Nxe5 Bxe5 37. Rxh6+ Kg7 $1 {[%cal Rg7h6]} 38. Rhh1 {Strongly threatening Rad1.} Rf6 39. Rag1 {aiming for Qe2.} Bd4 40. Kf1+ Kf7 (40... Kf8 $5 41. Rh8+ $8 Kf7 42. Rh7+ Kf8 43. Rh8+ Kf7 44. Rh7+ Kf8 45. Rh8+ $11) 41. Rh7+ Kf8 42. Rh8+ Kf7 43. Rh7+ Kf8 44. Rh8+ {Precision: White = 73%, Black = 79%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.03.31"] [Round "1"] [White "Meier, Georg"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C67"] [WhiteElo "2636"] [BlackElo "2767"] [Annotator "TA RC"] [PlyCount "83"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 23,83,-7,-7,-3,0,5,-3,-7,19,14,18,20,21,20,10,13,6,3,0,-10,0,0,0,0,0,-6, 0,0,0,-7,-6,-19,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,14,16,19,19,21,14,20,20,21, 0,3,4]} 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. Nc3 {[%cal Bb1c3,Bc3d5,Bd5e3,Be3f5][%mdl 32] C67: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence: 4 0-0 Nxe4} Ne8 10. Nd5 Bd6 11. Re2 c6 12. Ne3 Be7 { LiveBook: 3 Games. The position is equal.} 13. Nf5 Bf6 14. Qe1 d5 15. Ne7+ Kh8 {[#] Strongly threatening ...Be6.} (15... Bxe7 $5 16. Rxe7 Nd6 $15) 16. Nxc8 Rxc8 {[#]} 17. d3 $146 Nd6 18. Qb4 a5 19. Qg4 b5 20. c3 d4 21. cxd4 b4 22. d5 cxd5 23. Bf4 g6 24. Be5 Bxe5 25. Rxe5 Qf6 26. Qd4 Rc2 27. Rb1 Rfc8 (27... Nb5 $5 28. Qe3 $8 d4 $11) 28. Rxd5 Qxd4 29. Rxd4 Nf5 30. Rc4 R8xc4 31. dxc4 $11 { [%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} Nd4 32. Rd1 Ne6 33. Rd5 a4 34. Ra5 Rxb2 35. Rxa4 Kg7 36. Ra5 Kf6 37. h4 Nd4 38. c5 Rc2 39. Ra6+ Ke5 40. Rb6 Rxa2 41. Rxb4 Ra1 { [#] Threatens to win with ...Ne2+.} 42. g3 {Precision: White = 80%, Black = 76%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.03.31"] [Round "1"] [White "Bluebaum, Matthias"] [Black "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D12"] [WhiteElo "2616"] [BlackElo "2735"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "50"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,50,12,14,8,27,12,22,-124,0,-7,0,-3,-9,-10,0,-8,-10,-4,-4,-12,-8,-16, -8,-20,-30,-115,-122,-113,-102,-101,-102,-221,-223,-804,-804]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bf5 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nh4 Bg6 7. Bd2 {D12: Slav Defence: 3 Nf3 Nf6 4 e3 Bf5} Nbd7 8. Nxg6 hxg6 9. c5 (9. Qb3 Rb8 10. cxd5 cxd5 11. Bd3 a6 12. e4 dxe4 13. Nxe4 Nxe4 14. Bxe4 Rh4 15. f4 Bd6 {1/2-1/2 (32) Krasenkow,M (2651) -Sasikiran,K (2677) Germany 2017}) 9... e5 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 10. b4 Be7 11. b5 O-O $146 ({Predecessor:} 11... exd4 12. exd4 Nf8 13. bxc6 bxc6 14. Qa4 Qd7 { 1/2-1/2 (45) Baumgartner,U (2381)-Mauro,L (2325) ICCF email 2016}) 12. Qa4 (12. bxc6 $11 bxc6 13. Be2) 12... Re8 (12... exd4 $17 13. exd4 Re8) 13. bxc6 $11 bxc6 {...exd4 is the strong threat.} 14. Be2 exd4 15. exd4 Nxc5 16. dxc5 d4 17. O-O ({Reject} 17. Qxc6 dxc3 18. Bxc3 Rc8 $17) 17... dxc3 18. Bxc3 Bxc5 19. Bf3 Rc8 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is more active.} 20. Bxc6 {Threatens to win with Rad1.} (20. Qc4 {keeps more tension.} Bb6 21. Rfe1 Qc7 22. Rxe8+ Rxe8 23. a4) 20... Re2 21. Bf3 {[#]} (21. Be1 $11 {remains equal.}) 21... Rxf2 $1 $17 { [%mdl 512]} 22. Rxf2 Bxf2+ 23. Kxf2 {Strongly threatening Bd4.} Rxc3 24. Qxa7 { [#]} (24. Rd1 $17 Qe7 25. Kf1) 24... Ne4+ $1 $19 {[%mdl 512]} 25. Kg1 $2 {[#]} (25. Bxe4 Qh4+ 26. Kg1 Qxe4 27. Rf1) 25... Ra3 $1 {[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 30%, Black = 66%.} 0-1 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.01"] [Round "2"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Hou, Yifan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C24"] [WhiteElo "2843"] [BlackElo "2654"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "121"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 9,121,0,5,0,1,-9,-7,0,5,-22,0,-8,-6,-23,-19,-16,-16,-21,-12,-18,-18,-4, 0,-9,0,-13,0,-16,16,18,14,17,16,0,-6,-6,0,-6,0,0,3,5,23,4,40,42,27,27,22,13,27, 27,25,16,35,17,41,35,45,0,122,116,136,136,136,137,120,6,162,126,147,132,133, 116,123,141,168,169,168,166,169,169,169,169,148,149,154,135,186,164,181,166, 167,167,198,194,191,194,194,184,277,269,280,258,289,293,285,273,414,422,403, 401,379,361]} 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 c6 4. Qe2 Be7 5. Nf3 d6 6. c3 {C24: Bishop's Opening: 2...Nf6} Nbd7 7. Bb3 O-O 8. O-O {The position is equal.} a5 { [%cal Ba7a5,Ba5a4][%mdl 32]} 9. d4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9. a4 b5 10. Bc2 Ba6 11. axb5 cxb5 12. Nbd2 Qc7 13. d4 a4 {1-0 (32) Polgar,J (2680)-Gelfand,B (2758) Khanty-Mansiysk 2009}) 9... a4 10. Bc2 Re8 11. Re1 Bf8 12. Qd1 b5 13. Nbd2 { [%cal Bb1d2,Bd2f1,Bf1g3][%mdl 32]} Qc7 14. Nf1 g6 15. Bg5 h6 16. Bd2 Bg7 17. Ng3 Nb6 18. b3 axb3 19. axb3 Rxa1 20. Qxa1 Bg4 21. Qc1 Bxf3 22. gxf3 h5 23. Bh6 Qe7 24. Bxg7 Kxg7 25. Qg5 Kh7 26. f4 Nfd7 (26... exf4 {is more complex.} 27. Qxf4 Nbd5 28. Qg5 Kh8 29. Ne2 Nc7) 27. Qxe7 Rxe7 28. fxe5 dxe5 29. Rd1 Re8 30. dxe5 Nxe5 31. f4 Ng4 {next ...Ne3 is good for Black.} 32. Rd6 Re6 33. Rd8 Kg7 34. Nf1 Rf6 (34... Nf6 $11) 35. h3 $16 Nh6 {[#]} 36. f5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} gxf5 37. Ng3 $1 {[%cal Rg3h5]} Rg6 38. Kf2 (38. Kh2 $1 $16 Kh7 39. exf5) 38... fxe4 $2 (38... Rg5 $11 {and Black is okay.}) 39. Nxh5+ $18 ({Don't do} 39. Bxe4 $6 f5 $14) 39... Kh7 {...f5 would now be nice for Black.} 40. Bxe4 f5 41. Bg2 Nf7 42. Rf8 Ne5 {[#]} 43. Nf4 $1 Rd6 44. Rxf5 Nbd7 45. Ke2 Kg7 46. h4 Nf7 47. Be4 Nde5 48. Nh5+ Kh6 (48... Kf8 $16 {might work better.} 49. Nf4 Ke7) 49. Ng3 Re6 50. Ke3 Kg7 51. Rf1 Kf8 52. Nf5 Ng4+ {[#]} 53. Kf4 $1 Nf6 54. Bf3 Nd5+ (54... Nd7 $142 55. Ra1 Nfe5) 55. Bxd5 $1 cxd5 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} 56. Ra1 { Threatens to win with Ra8+.} Kg8 57. Ra8+ Kh7 58. Ra7 Rf6 (58... Kg8 {was called for.} 59. Ne7+ Kf8) 59. h5 Kg8 60. Rd7 b4 61. cxb4 {Precision: White = 60%, Black = 39%.} 1-0 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.01"] [Round "2"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Naiditsch, Arkadij"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E70"] [WhiteElo "2794"] [BlackElo "2701"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "69"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,69,25,56,43,49,40,43,36,49,48,29,30,33,28,52,39,139,145,143,123,135, 122,178,175,157,143,157,143,150,151,303,304,347,347,339,348,334,352,340,346, 314,318,335,345,372,349,375,370,668,662]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3. e4 d6 4. d4 Bg7 5. Nge2 O-O 6. Ng3 e5 7. d5 a5 8. Be2 Na6 9. h4 h5 10. Bg5 Qe8 11. Qd2 Kh7 {LiveBook: 6 Games} 12. f3 {E70: King's Indian: Miscellaneous lines with 4 e4, including 5 Nge2 and 5 Bd3 0-0 6 Nge2} Ng8 13. Nb5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. O-O-O a4 14. Rdg1 f6 15. Be3 f5 16. exf5 gxf5 17. Nxh5 Qxh5 18. g4 Qe8 19. h5 a3 {1-0 (31) Kantor,G (2506)-Nitin,S (2415) Budapest 2017}) 13... b6 14. a3 { White is slightly better.} Bd7 15. b4 f6 16. Be3 f5 17. exf5 gxf5 {[#] Strongly threatening ...f4.} 18. Bg5 $1 ({Much weaker is} 18. bxa5 f4 $17) 18... e4 (18... f4 $14 19. Ne4 Nf6) 19. Rb1 $16 exf3 20. gxf3 axb4 21. axb4 Bxb5 (21... Kh8 $16 {is a better defense.} 22. Kf2 Nf6) 22. cxb5 $18 Nb8 23. O-O Nd7 24. Rbc1 Ra7 25. Bd3 Qe5 $2 {[#]} (25... Kh8 $16 {was worth a try.} 26. Bxf5 Ne5) 26. Nxh5 {[%cal Bg3h5,Bh5f4,Bf4e6][%mdl 32]} Qxd5 27. Nf4 Qb3 { If Black can now play ...Ne5 this consolidates a bit.} 28. Bc4 Qb2 29. Rc2 Qd4+ 30. Qxd4 Bxd4+ 31. Kg2 Be5 32. Ne6 Rc8 33. Nd8 d5 34. Nc6 Ra3 $2 (34... dxc4 35. Nxa7 Ra8) 35. Bxd5 {Precision: White = 100%, Black = 39%.} 1-0 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.01"] [Round "2"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B48"] [WhiteElo "2789"] [BlackElo "2776"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "75"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,75,61,26,33,31,25,0,0,2,6,0,0,4,0,0,8,13,12,33,31,0,0,0,0,0,25,26,53, 52,50,56,41,47,51,39,47,45,89,64,97,104,109,97,100,83,157,153,145,150,147,159, 159,152,159,158,152,144,263,263]} 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} (7. Qd2 Nf6 8. f4 Bb4 9. Bd3 Na5 10. a3 Bxc3 11. Qxc3 Qxc3+ 12. bxc3 d5 13. exd5 exd5 14. Nb3 Nc4 15. Bd4 Ne4 {1-0 (57) Carlsen,M (2834)-Matlakov,M (2718) Wijk aan Zee 2018}) 7... Nf6 8. O-O-O Ne5 9. Qg3 b5 10. a3 {LiveBook: 4 Games} (10. f4 $5 {[%cal Rf4e5]} Neg4 11. Bd2 $11) 10... Bb7 {[#]} 11. Bxb5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Rc8 $146 ({Don't play} 11... axb5 $6 12. Ndxb5 Qb8 13. Bb6 $16) ({ Predecessor:} 11... Bxa3 12. Bf4 Bd6 13. Nxe6 fxe6 14. Rxd6 Qxd6 15. Bxe5 { 1-0 (37) Frolyanov,D (2534)-Khanin,S (2434) Kazan 2017}) 12. Ba4 {And now Bf4 would win.} Nxe4 13. Nxe4 Bxe4 14. Bf4 Qc4 15. Bxe5 Qxa4 16. Rd2 f6 17. Bd6 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has the initiative.} Kf7 18. Re1 {[#] Strongly threatening Bxf8.} Bg6 $1 19. Bxf8 Rhxf8 20. Qd6 {Black must now prevent b3.} Kg8 {Hoping for ...e5.} 21. f4 Rfe8 22. Re3 Qc4 {...e5! is the strong threat.} 23. b3 $1 { [%cal Rb3c4]} Qc7 24. Qxc7 Rxc7 25. Kb2 Rb8 26. g4 Bf7 27. a4 Rc5 28. Ne2 Rc7 29. Rd6 Ra7 30. Red3 Be8 31. f5 exf5 (31... Kf8 $142) 32. gxf5 $16 Rc8 33. Nc3 Rc5 34. R3d5 Rc6 35. Ne4 Kf7 36. Rd3 Rac7 37. c4 g6 (37... a5 $16 {keeps fighting.} 38. R6d5 Ra6 39. Nd6+ Kf8) 38. fxg6+ {Precision: White = 82%, Black = 55%.} 1-0 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.01"] [Round "2"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Bluebaum, Matthias"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C11"] [WhiteElo "2784"] [BlackElo "2631"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "71"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 15,71,4,17,17,15,-6,10,14,21,13,12,12,18,20,28,24,19,18,10,0,0,3,10,9, 19,19,11,0,0,0,0,0,20,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 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} (6... Qb6 7. Be3 a6 8. a3 Nc6 9. Na4 Qa5+ 10. c3 c4 11. Be2 Be7 12. O-O O-O 13. b4 cxb3 14. Qxb3 Qc7 15. Bd3 f5 16. exf6 Nxf6 { 1-0 (45) Nepomniachtchi,I (2751)-Morozevich,A (2665) Moscow 2018}) 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 a6 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 9. Bd3 b5 {[%cal Bb7b5,Bb5b4][%mdl 32]} 10. Qf2 $146 {[%cal Rd4c5]} ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 10. O-O Nc6 11. Be2 Bb7 12. a3 Qb6 13. Rad1 cxd4 14. Nxd4 Bc5 {1-0 (31) Quattrocchi,G-Rebaudo,N ICCF email 1997}) 10... Nc6 11. dxc5 Qa5 12. O-O { And now a3 would win.} b4 13. Ne2 Nxc5 14. Nfd4 Nxd4 15. Nxd4 Qc7 16. Nb3 { The position is equal.} Nxb3 17. axb3 a5 18. Bb6 Qc6 19. Bd4 ({Not} 19. Rxa5 $2 Rxa5 20. Rc1 Ba6 $19) 19... Bd8 20. g4 Ba6 21. f5 Bxd3 22. cxd3 f6 23. Rac1 Qd7 24. fxe6 (24. Rce1 {NOTEXT} Ra6 25. Bc5 Rf7 26. exf6 Bxf6 27. Qe2) 24... Qxe6 25. Qf5 Qxf5 26. Rxf5 fxe5 27. Rxf8+ ({Reject} 27. Rxe5 Rf4 $17) 27... Kxf8 28. Bxe5 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} Kf7 29. Kf2 Ra6 30. Kf3 Bf6 31. Rc7+ Kg6 32. d4 Re6 33. Kf4 Bg5+ $1 34. Kf3 Bf6 35. Kf4 Bg5+ $1 36. Kf3 {Precision: White = 73%, Black = 79%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.01"] [Round "2"] [White "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Black "Meier, Georg"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C02"] [WhiteElo "2735"] [BlackElo "2648"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "77"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 13,77,7,19,0,0,2,2,2,0,6,27,26,57,57,54,54,61,57,57,63,59,57,65,39,49, 32,46,26,25,18,22,28,81,74,81,72,78,77,68,63,71,68,263,265,236,139,294,299,281, 269,381,404,324,368,403,386,391,403,560,553,1067,994,29992,29993,29994,29994]} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Qb6 6. a3 Nh6 7. b4 {C02: French: Advance Variation} cxd4 {LiveBook: 907 Games} 8. b5 (8. cxd4 Nf5 9. Be3 Bd7 10. Bd3 Rc8 11. O-O Nxe3 12. fxe3 Be7 13. Qe1 f6 14. exf6 Bxf6 15. Kh1 a5 16. b5 Ne7 17. Nc3 O-O 18. Na4 Qd6 19. Qxa5 {1-0 (33) McShane,L (2644)-Howell,D (2702) Llandudno 2017}) 8... Na5 $1 9. Bxh6 $146 {The position is equal.} ({ Predecessor:} 9. Nxd4 Bc5 10. Be3 Nf5 11. Nxf5 exf5 12. Bd4 f4 13. Be2 Bf5 14. O-O O-O {0-1 (29) Gregory,S (2173)-Buckley,S (2237) Torquay 2002}) 9... gxh6 10. cxd4 Bd7 11. Nbd2 Rc8 12. a4 Qc7 13. Bd3 Qc3 14. Ke2 Be7 15. Rc1 Qxc1 16. Qxc1 Rxc1 17. Rxc1 Bd8 18. Nf1 Bb6 19. Rc3 Ke7 20. Ng3 a6 21. Ke3 axb5 22. axb5 Nc4+ (22... Ra8 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 23. Bxc4 $16 Rc8 24. Nd2 Ba5 25. Rc2 {[#] And now Bd3 would win.} dxc4 26. Nge4 c3 27. Nb1 {[%cal Rb1c3]} Rg8 $2 ({ Wrong is} 27... Bxb5 $2 28. Nd6 $18) ({Black should play} 27... Rc7 $14) 28. Nbxc3 $18 Rxg2 {[#]} 29. Nd6 (29. d5 $1 $18) 29... Rxh2 $2 (29... Bxc3 $16 30. Rxc3 b6) 30. Nxb7 Bb6 31. Nc5 h5 (31... Rh4 $142 32. N3a4 Bxc5 33. Rxc5 Rh1) 32. Nxd7 Kxd7 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 33. Ne4 h4 34. Rc6 Bd8 35. Nc5+ Ke8 36. b6 Rh1 37. b7 h3 38. b8=Q h2 39. Rc8 {Precision: White = 72%, Black = 41%.} 1-0 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.02"] [Round "3"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C65"] [WhiteElo "2776"] [BlackElo "2794"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "62"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 12,62,11,6,13,20,23,14,19,11,11,4,10,6,42,18,27,28,22,19,28,13,29,13,25, 0,0,0,18,17,29,16,34,20,34,35,43,42,47,16,14,15,15,15,18,0,14,10,18,0,4,0,11]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 {[%cal Bd2d3,Bd3d4,Bd4d5][%mdl 32]} Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O {C65: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence (3...Nf6), unusual lines and 4 0-0 Bc5} Re8 (6... d5 7. Nbd2 dxe4 8. dxe4 a5 9. Bxc6 bxc6 10. Nxe5 Re8 11. Nxc6 Qd7 12. Nd4 Bxd4 13. cxd4 Qxd4 14. Nf3 Qxe4 15. Re1 Qc6 16. Rxe8+ Nxe8 17. Be3 Bb7 18. Rc1 Qb5 19. Rc2 Ra6 20. Rd2 {1/2-1/2 (20) Karjakin,S (2763)-Anand, V (2776) Moscow 2018}) 7. Bg5 {LiveBook: 71 Games} (7. Re1 a6 8. Ba4 b5 9. Bb3 d6 10. Nbd2 Bb6 11. Nf1 Ne7 12. Ng3 Ng6 13. h3 h6 {1/2-1/2 (41) Anand,V (2783) -Aronian,L (2809) Paris/St Petersburg 2013}) 7... Be7 8. Re1 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 8. Nbd2 h6 9. Bh4 d6 10. a4 a6 11. Bc4 Be6 12. Bxe6 fxe6 13. b4 Qd7 {1-0 (53) Ter Sahakyan,S (2581)-Petrosyan,M (2546) Skopje 2017}) 8... d6 9. d4 Bd7 10. d5 Nb8 $1 11. Bxf6 Bxf6 12. a4 Be7 13. Na3 Rf8 14. Bxd7 Nxd7 15. Nc4 {[%cal Ba3c4,Bc4d2,Bd2b1][%mdl 32]} Kh8 16. b4 g6 17. a5 a6 18. Ncd2 f5 19. h3 Bg5 20. c4 Bh6 21. Nb1 fxe4 22. Rxe4 Nf6 23. Re1 Qd7 24. Nc3 Rf7 25. Ne4 Nxe4 { The position is equal.} 26. Rxe4 Raf8 27. Ra3 Rf4 28. Rae3 R4f6 29. Rc3 Rf4 30. Rce3 R4f6 31. Rc3 Rf4 {Precision: White = 44%, Black = 58%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.02"] [Round "3"] [White "Naiditsch, Arkadij"] [Black "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C77"] [WhiteElo "2701"] [BlackElo "2735"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "86"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 11,86,9,8,6,3,0,-5,-4,2,-25,-12,-12,-2,-17,5,0,0,0,8,-16,-16,-17,-12, -10,-16,-9,-7,-31,-15,-30,-14,-18,-14,-22,-12,-18,-20,-20,-2,-35,-35,-35,-35, -38,-40,-41,-16,-22,-27,-28,-22,-16,-18,-22,-22,-14,-21,-18,-14,-14,-14,-29,-4, -4,-4,-4,-4,-5,-6,-6,-6,-6,-6,-6,-6,-6,-3]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 Bc5 6. c3 d6 {LiveBook: 17 Games. C77: Ruy Lopez: 3...a6 4 Ba4 Nf6, unusual lines} (6... b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. Nf1 d5 10. exd5 Nxd5 11. Ng3 f6 12. O-O Be6 13. Ne4 Be7 14. d4 exd4 15. Nxd4 Nxd4 16. Qxd4 {1/2-1/2 (30) Caruana,F (2799)-So,W (2788) London 2017}) 7. Bg5 Ba7 8. Nbd2 {[%cal Bb1d2, Bd2f1,Bf1e3,Be3f5][%mdl 32]} h6 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 8... O-O 9. O-O Bg4 10. h3 Bh5 11. Re1 Qe7 12. Nf1 Nd8 13. Ne3 Bxe3 14. fxe3 {0-1 (49) Brcar,A (1940)-Tomazini,Z (2170) Slovenia 2010}) 9. Bh4 Bd7 10. Nf1 g5 11. Bg3 Ne7 12. Ne3 Ng6 13. Nf5 Ne7 14. Ne3 Ng6 15. Bb3 Qe7 16. Qc2 O-O-O 17. O-O-O Nf4 18. Rhe1 N4h5 19. Nd2 Nxg3 20. hxg3 Ng4 21. Ndf1 Nxe3 22. Nxe3 Bxe3+ 23. Rxe3 h5 24. d4 h4 25. Ba4 Bxa4 26. Qxa4 hxg3 27. Rxg3 Rh4 28. Re3 Rdh8 29. dxe5 Qxe5 30. Qd4 Qxd4 31. cxd4 $11 { [%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} Rf4 32. Rd2 Rh1+ 33. Kc2 Rf1 34. Ree2 Kd7 35. Kd3 c6 36. Ke3 d5 37. exd5 {The position is equal.} cxd5 38. f3 Rf6 39. Kd3 Re6 40. Rc2 Rd1+ 41. Red2 Ree1 42. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 43. Rd2 Re1 {Precision: White = 63%, Black = 70%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.02"] [Round "3"] [White "Hou, Yifan"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A04"] [WhiteElo "2654"] [BlackElo "2789"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "92"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,92,18,8,13,22,26,22,30,7,20,18,20,9,28,0,35,0,7,0,5,0,45,41,74,73,71, 0,37,14,9,0,0,-12,-17,-20,-12,-27,-8,-4,-6,-10,-13,-5,-8,-77,-88,-77,-79,-300, -310,-302,-305,-296,-281,-361,-361,-355,-355,-354,-350,-343,-251,-343,-332, -318,-281,-358,-335,-436,-414,-418,-404,-412,-404,-393,-386]} 1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nf6 3. g3 g6 4. b3 Bg7 5. Bb2 b6 6. Bg2 Bb7 7. O-O O-O 8. d4 cxd4 9. Qxd4 Nc6 10. Qc3 {LiveBook: 3 Games. A30: Symmetrical English: Double Fianchetto and Hedgehog} Qc7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10... Rc8 11. Rd1 Qc7 12. Qe1 Qb8 13. Nc3 Rfd8 14. Rac1 e6 15. Ng5 h6 16. Nge4 Nxe4 17. Bxe4 Ne7 {1-0 (88) Aronian,L (2780)-Vachier Lagrave,M (2783) Leuven 2017}) 11. Rd1 Rad8 12. Na3 {White has an edge.} a6 13. Rac1 Rfe8 14. Qe1 Qb8 15. Nc2 b5 16. c5 d5 17. cxd6 Rxd6 18. Rxd6 Qxd6 19. Nfd4 Nd5 20. Ba3 Qd7 {[#]} 21. Nxc6 $1 Bxc6 22. e4 ({White should try} 22. Ne3 $16 {Nxd5 is the strong threat.} e6 23. Qd2) 22... Nc7 23. Nb4 (23. Rd1 $5 {[%cal Rd1d7]} Qc8 24. Ne3 $14) 23... Bb7 24. Rd1 Qc8 25. Qe3 a5 26. Nd3 b4 27. Bb2 Bxb2 28. Nxb2 Nb5 29. Nc4 Nc3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black has good play.} 30. Rd2 Rd8 31. Nxa5 (31. a4 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 31... Rxd2 $17 32. Qxd2 {[#]} Ba6 $1 33. Bf1 $2 (33. Bf3 $17) 33... Bxf1 $19 34. Kxf1 Qa8 ({Weaker is} 34... Nxe4 35. Qxb4 Qa6+ 36. Kg2 $11) 35. Nc4 Qxe4 {[%cal Re4h1]} 36. Kg1 Ne2+ 37. Kf1 Nd4 {[%cal Re4h1]} 38. f3 Qxf3+ 39. Qf2 {and the idea Qxf3 leaves White hopeful.} Qh1+ 40. Qg1 Qe4 {[%csl Gd4][%cal Re4e2]} 41. Qf2 f6 ({But not} 41... Qh1+ 42. Qg1 $19) 42. Ne3 Kf7 ({Resist} 42... Qh1+ 43. Qg1 $19) 43. h4 Qh1+ 44. Qg1 {Black is winning.} Qxg1+ 45. Kxg1 Ne2+ 46. Kf2 Nc3 { Precision: White = 33%, Black = 57%.} 0-1 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.02"] [Round "3"] [White "Meier, Georg"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C68"] [WhiteElo "2648"] [BlackElo "2784"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "74"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,74,5,22,0,0,0,8,0,0,0,0,-29,-30,-67,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,-17,-9,-14,0,-150, -174,-191,-189,-234,-241,-203,0,0,0,0,0,-47,-10,-854,-819,-819,-328,-187,-62, -59,-62,-292,-277,-5947,-5759,-29993,-29994,-29994,-29995,-29996,-29997,-29997, -150]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Qf6 6. d4 {C68: Ruy Lopez: Exchange Variation, sidelines} exd4 7. Bg5 Qd6 8. Nxd4 Be7 9. Be3 Nh6 { LiveBook: 4 Games} 10. Qd2 g5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10... Qg6 11. f3 Bd7 12. Nc3 O-O-O 13. Qf2 f6 {1-0 (36) Naiditsch,A (2724)-Maiorov,N (2548) Bastia 2013}) 11. Nf3 Rg8 $1 12. h4 {[%cal Rh4g5]} Qg6 13. hxg5 Ng4 14. Nc3 {[%cal Bb1c3, Bc3e2,Be2g3][%mdl 32]} h6 {[%cal Rh6g5]} 15. Bf4 Be6 (15... hxg5 $15 16. Bxc7 Qh7) 16. Bxc7 $11 Rc8 17. Bb6 hxg5 {Hoping for ...Qh6.} 18. Ne2 c5 19. Ng3 $1 Rh8 20. Rfd1 Qh6 21. b4 (21. Qd3 $11) 21... cxb4 $17 22. Bd4 f6 23. c3 bxc3 24. Bxc3 Kf7 $2 (24... Nh2 $1 $19 {[%cal Rh2f3]} 25. Nd4 Nf1 $1 {[%mdl 512]}) 25. Rac1 $1 $11 Rc4 26. Bd4 b5 $36 {[%cal Bb7b5,Bb5c4][%mdl 2080] Black fights for an advantage.} (26... Bd6 $5 27. e5 $8 Bxe5 28. Bxe5 Nxe5 29. Nxe5+ fxe5 $11) 27. Qa5 {Strongly threatening Rxc4.} Nh2 {...Nxf3+ is the strong threat.} ( 27... Bd6 $5 28. e5 $8 Bxe5 29. Bxe5 Nxe5 30. Nxe5+ fxe5 31. Qxa6 g4 32. Qa7+ Kf6 $15) 28. Qxa6 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (28. Ne1 $11) 28... Nxf3+ $19 29. gxf3 g4 ( 29... Qh2+ $142 30. Kf1 Rhc8 31. Qxc8 Bxc8) 30. f4 {[#]} Qxf4 (30... Qh2+ $1 $19 31. Kf1 Rhc8) 31. Rxc4 $1 $15 bxc4 32. Be3 $2 (32. Qa5 $15) 32... Qf3 $19 33. Rd6 $2 (33. Rb1 Rh3 34. Qa7 Rxg3+ 35. fxg3 Qxg3+ 36. Kf1) 33... Rh3 34. Rxe6 Rxg3+ $1 {Black mates.} 35. fxg3 Qxe3+ 36. Kh2 Qf2+ 37. Kh1 Qf1+ { Precision: White = 38%, Black = 55%.} 0-1 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.02"] [Round "3"] [White "Bluebaum, Matthias"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E92"] [WhiteElo "2631"] [BlackElo "2843"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "120"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 26,120,18,16,10,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-5,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,8,8,8,0,0,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. Be3 exd4 8. Nxd4 Re8 9. f3 c6 10. Bf2 d5 11. exd5 cxd5 12. O-O Nc6 13. c5 a6 {E92: King's Indian: Classical: 6 Be2 e5: 7 dxe5, 7 Be3 and Petrosian System without 7...Nbd7} (13... Bf8 14. Kh1 Bd7 15. Qd2 Rc8 16. Nb3 d4 17. Nxd4 Bxc5 18. Nxc6 Rxc6 19. Bxc5 Rxc5 20. Rad1 Qe7 21. Qd4 {1/2-1/2 (38) Inarkiev,E (2732)-Radjabov,T (2722) Monzon 2016} ) 14. Qd2 {LiveBook: 4 Games. The position is equal.} Qa5 15. Rfe1 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 15. Nb3 Qb4 16. Rfd1 Bf5 17. Bf1 Rac8 18. Rac1 Be6 19. Qc2 Bh6 20. a3 Qf4 21. Nd4 {0-1 (48) Taras,I (2239)-Lloveras Rebell,J (2200) ICCF email 2006}) 15... Qxc5 16. Ne6 Qa5 17. Nxg7 Kxg7 18. a3 d4 19. Bxd4 Nxd4 20. Qxd4 Rd8 21. Qe3 Bd7 22. Rad1 Be6 23. Rxd8 Rxd8 24. Rd1 Rxd1+ 25. Bxd1 Qd8 26. Be2 Qd6 27. f4 Bd7 28. Bf3 Bc6 29. Bxc6 Ng4 30. Qg3 Qc5+ $1 31. Kf1 Ne3+ 32. Ke2 Nf5 33. Qf2 Qxc6 34. g4 Qc4+ 35. Kd2 Nd4 36. Qe3 Nc6 37. Ne2 h5 38. h3 hxg4 39. hxg4 {[#]} g5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 40. fxg5 Qxg4 41. Qc3+ Kg8 42. Qf6 Qg2 43. Ke3 Qh3+ 44. Kd2 Qd7+ 45. Kc2 Ne7 46. Nc3 Ng6 47. b4 (47. Qf3 {seems wilder.} Ne5 48. Qe4 Qc7 49. Qd5 Nc4 50. Kb3) 47... Nf8 48. Qe5 Qe6 49. Qxe6 (49. Qf4 { looks sharper.} b5 50. Qf6 Qc8 51. Kb2 Qe6 52. Qxe6 Nxe6 53. Ne4) 49... Nxe6 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KN-KN} 50. Ne4 Kg7 51. a4 b6 52. Kc3 Kg6 53. Kc4 { next b5 is good for White.} Nxg5 54. Nd6 {And now b5 would win.} f5 {[#]} 55. Nxf5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kxf5 {KN-KPP} 56. Kd5 Nf3 {Hoping for ...Ne5.} 57. Kc6 { [#]} b5 $1 58. axb5 Nd4+ 59. Kc5 Nxb5 60. Kb6 Ke5 {Precision: White = 79%, Black = 90%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.04"] [Round "4"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A04"] [WhiteElo "2843"] [BlackElo "2789"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "80"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,80,60,51,50,54,77,28,28,30,28,29,29,15,12,26,23,8,12,6,8,9,7,0,13,17, 32,32,32,20,35,35,35,35,35,35,28,20,24,0,35,35,28,16,15,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,-8,0,0,0,0,0]} 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 8. cxd7+ Bxd7 9. Bxg2 g6 10. b3 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Bg7 11. Qd6 Qb6 12. Qxb6 $146 (12. Qe5+ {is more complex.} Kf8 13. Bb2 Nh5 14. Qd5 Bc6 15. Qd6+) ({Predecessor:} 12. Qe5+ Kf8 13. Bb2 {1-0 (68) Grischuk,A (2750) -Vachier Lagrave,M (2795) chess.com INT 2017}) 12... axb6 13. Bb2 ({Much weaker is} 13. Bxb7 Ra7 $17) 13... Bc6 14. O-O Ke7 15. Nd5+ Bxd5 $1 16. cxd5 Rhg8 17. d6+ Kxd6 18. Rad1+ Ke7 19. Be5 Rgd8 20. Bxb7 Rxd1 (20... Ra7 {keeps more tension.} 21. Rxd8 Kxd8 22. Bc6 Rxa2 23. Rd1+ Kc8) 21. Rxd1 Rd8 22. Rxd8 Kxd8 $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBB-KBN} 23. Kf1 Ne8 24. Bg3 Kd7 25. a4 f5 26. f3 Ke6 27. Bc8+ Kd5 28. Bb7+ Ke6 29. Bc6 Nd6 30. Bf2 Be5 {The position is equal.} 31. h4 f4 32. exf4 Bxf4 33. a5 bxa5 34. Bxc5 Nf5 35. Bb6 Bd2 36. Bd8 Nd4 37. Ba4 $1 Kd6 38. Kg2 Ne6 39. Bb6 Nc5 40. Bxc5+ Kxc5 {Precision: White = 62%, Black = 82%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.04"] [Round "4"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Naiditsch, Arkadij"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C65"] [WhiteElo "2804"] [BlackElo "2701"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "83"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 14,83,45,33,44,37,38,29,29,23,44,50,51,35,37,33,41,34,40,31,54,41,44,56, 82,10,10,9,18,19,25,15,15,10,4,9,5,7,4,8,10,5,7,0,0,0,42,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,37,0, 191,171,335,334,346,343,796,775,12827,12828,12829,12829,1106,709,12836,668]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 d6 5. O-O Bd7 6. Re1 {C66: Ruy Lopez: Steinitz Defence} (6. c3 g6 7. h3 Bg7 8. Be3 O-O 9. Nbd2 Nh5 10. Ba4 Kh8 11. d4 f5 12. exf5 gxf5 13. dxe5 dxe5 14. Nxe5 Nxe5 15. Bxd7 Qxd7 16. Qxh5 {1-0 (30) Grischuk,A (2772)-Wang,H (2709) Huaian 2017}) 6... Be7 7. c3 O-O 8. h3 { LiveBook: 7 Games. White is slightly better.} Re8 9. a4 Bf8 $146 ({Predecessor: } 9... h6 10. a5 a6 11. Bc4 Qc8 12. d4 Bf8 13. Nbd2 exd4 14. cxd4 {1/2-1/2 (31) Bartel,M (2662)-Aleksandrov,A (2544) Yerevan 2014}) 10. Bg5 {[%cal Bc1g5,Bg5h4, Bh4g3][%mdl 32]} h6 11. Bh4 g5 12. Bg3 Ne7 13. Bxd7 (13. Bc4 {feels hotter.} c6 14. d4 Ng6 15. Nbd2 a5 16. Qb3) 13... Qxd7 14. Nbd2 Ng6 15. Nc4 Rad8 16. Ne3 d5 17. exd5 Bg7 18. d4 {[%cal Rf3e5]} exd4 19. cxd4 (19. Qxd4 $16 Ne4 20. Qc4 (20. Qxa7 f5 $11)) 19... Nxd5 $11 20. Nxd5 Rxe1+ 21. Qxe1 {[#] Ne3 is the strong threat.} Qxd5 22. Bxc7 Rc8 23. Rc1 Bxd4 24. Qd2 Qd7 $1 25. Nxd4 Rxc7 26. Rxc7 Qxc7 27. Nf5 Kh7 $1 28. g3 Ne5 29. Qe3 Nc4 30. Qc3 {[%csl Gf5][%cal Rc3g7]} ( 30. Qe8 $5 {[%cal Rf5e7]} Nd2 31. Kh2 $14) 30... Qe5 31. Qd3 Nxb2 32. Qc2 { Hoping for Nd4+.} Qe1+ 33. Kg2 Qd1 34. Qe4 Qxa4 $2 (34... Qd7 $11 {and Black has nothing to worry.}) 35. Qxb7 $18 Qa2 $2 {[#]} (35... Qe8) 36. Ne3 $1 Kg7 { White should prevent ...Nd3.} 37. Qb4 Qb1 $2 (37... Kg8) 38. g4 {White is clearly winning.} Kg8 39. Nf5 Qc2 40. Qb8+ Kh7 41. Qb7 Kh8 42. Qe7 {Precision: White = 48%, Black = 52%.} (42. Qd5 $142 Kg8 43. Qd8+ Kh7 44. Qf6 Qe4+ 45. Kh2 Qf4+ 46. Kg1 Qxf5 47. gxf5) 1-0 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.04"] [Round "4"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Hou, Yifan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A14"] [WhiteElo "2767"] [BlackElo "2657"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "78"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,78,11,18,23,4,8,16,10,17,18,15,12,13,13,13,16,9,9,17,10,13,10,9,0,6, 0,2,0,9,9,13,0,3,0,21,17,17,15,14,0,0,0,0,-4,-2,-14,-2,-13,-13,-20,-20,-21,-5, -5,0,-11,0,-8,0]} 1. c4 e6 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 d5 4. Nf3 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. d4 dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 c5 9. dxc5 Bxc5 {E05: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3 Be7} 10. Qxc4 (10. Bg5 h6 11. Bxf6 Qxf6 12. Nbd2 Bd7 13. Ne4 Qe7 14. Ne5 Rc8 15. Nxc5 Rxc5 16. Bxb7 Ra7 17. Nxd7 Nxd7 {1-0 (33) Giri,A (2772)-Sethuraman,S (2618) Tbilisi 2017 }) 10... b6 11. Ne5 Ra7 $1 {LiveBook: 5 Games} 12. Nd3 Be7 13. Bf4 {The position is equal.} Bb7 14. Bxb7 Rxb7 {[#]} 15. Rc1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15. Nd2 b5 16. axb5 axb5 17. Qc2 {1/2-1/2 (40) Piorun,K (2644)-Hou,Y (2652) Tbilisi 2017}) 15... Nd5 16. Bxb8 b5 17. axb5 axb5 18. Qb3 {[#] Strongly threatening Be5.} Qxb8 19. Nd2 {[%cal Bb1d2,Bd2f3,Bf3d4][%mdl 32]} Rc8 20. Nf3 g6 21. Nd4 Rxc1+ 22. Rxc1 Bf6 23. Nc6 Qa8 24. Ncb4 Nxb4 25. Qxb4 Kg7 26. Qe4 Qa7 27. Qc6 Rb6 28. Qc5 Be7 29. Qe3 Qb7 30. Ne5 Ra6 31. h3 Bf6 32. Kh2 h5 33. Nd3 {[#] Nc5 is the strong threat.} Ra8 34. Qc5 Ra4 35. b3 Ra2 36. Rc2 Ra1 { [%csl Ga1][%cal Rb7h1]} 37. Rc1 Ra2 38. Rc2 Ra1 {[%csl Ga1][%cal Rb7h1]} 39. Rc1 Ra2 {Precision: White = 55%, Black = 67%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.04"] [Round "4"] [White "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B12"] [WhiteElo "2735"] [BlackElo "2776"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "75"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 11,75,15,18,12,21,3,34,16,21,19,1,9,18,-20,-3,-2,-6,-6,-5,-1,0,-4,0,0, -6,-8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-4,-4,-4,-4,-4,-4,-10,-2,-4,-1,-1,-1,-1,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. dxc5 e6 5. Nf3 Bxc5 6. Bd3 {B12: Caro-Kann: Advance Variation} Ne7 {[%cal Bg8e7,Be7g6,Bg6f4,Bf4d3] [%mdl 32] LiveBook: 31 Games} 7. O-O Ng6 8. a3 O-O 9. Nbd2 $146 ({Predecessor: } 9. b4 Bb6 10. Ng5 Nc6 11. Qh5 h6 12. Nxf7 Rxf7 13. Bxg6 {1-0 (29) Shirov,A (2693)-Ganaus,H (2289) Zuerich 2017}) 9... Nc6 {The position is equal.} 10. b4 Bb6 11. Bb2 Nf4 12. Nb3 a5 13. Qd2 Nxd3 14. cxd3 d4 15. bxa5 Bxa5 16. Nxa5 Rxa5 17. Nxd4 Nxe5 18. Rfe1 Rd5 19. Rxe5 Rxe5 {[#]} 20. Nc6 $1 {[%cal Rc6d8][%mdl 512]} bxc6 ({But not} 20... Qg5 $2 21. f4 $18) 21. Bxe5 f6 22. Bc3 c5 23. d4 cxd4 24. Qxd4 Qxd4 25. Bxd4 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} Rd8 26. Bb6 Rd6 27. Bc5 Rd5 28. Be3 Bd7 29. h3 Ba4 30. Rc1 Rd1+ 31. Rxd1 Bxd1 {KB-KB} 32. f3 e5 33. h4 h5 34. Kf2 Kf7 35. Ke1 Ba4 36. Kf2 Bd1 37. Ke1 Ba4 38. Kf2 {Precision: White = 75%, Black = 72%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.04"] [Round "4"] [White "Bluebaum, Matthias"] [Black "Meier, Georg"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A40"] [WhiteElo "2616"] [BlackElo "2636"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "88"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "GER"] [EventCategory "20"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,88,19,20,7,8,14,18,0,0,0,0,0,16,11,15,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-3,-4,-8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Bxd2+ 5. Qxd2 d5 6. Bg2 c6 7. Nf3 Nbd7 8. O-O b6 9. Ne5 Bb7 10. Nc3 O-O 11. Rac1 Qe7 {The position is equal.} 12. Nxd7 {E16: Queen's Indian: 4 g3 Bb7 5 Bg2 Bb4+} (12. cxd5 cxd5 13. Nb5 a6 14. Rc7 Rab8 15. Rxb7 Rxb7 16. Nc6 Qe8 17. Nd6 Qa8 18. Rc1 Nb8 19. Nxb7 Qxb7 { 1-0 (57) Radjabov,T (2724)-Bruzon Batista,L (2664) Tromsoe 2014}) 12... Qxd7 13. b3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. Rfd1 dxc4 14. e4 Rfd8 15. Qe2 b5 16. e5 Nd5 17. Ne4 Qe7 18. Nd6 {0-1 (38) Khenkin,I (2570)-Granda Zuniga,J (2605) Elenite 1993} ) 13... Ba6 14. cxd5 cxd5 15. Qb2 Qe7 16. Rc2 Rac8 17. Rfc1 h6 18. Nb1 Rfd8 19. Rxc8 Rxc8 20. Rxc8+ Bxc8 21. Bf1 Ba6 22. e3 Bxf1 23. Kxf1 Ne4 24. Nd2 Nd6 25. Qc2 Qd7 26. a4 f6 27. Nf3 Kf7 28. Kg2 Qc8 29. Qxc8 Nxc8 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KN-KN} 30. Nd2 $1 Ne7 31. Kf3 Nc6 32. Ke2 e5 33. dxe5 fxe5 34. e4 Ke6 35. Kd3 g5 36. exd5+ Kxd5 37. Nc4 h5 38. Ne3+ Ke6 39. Ke4 Nd4 40. b4 g4 41. Nd5 Nf3 42. Nc7+ Kd7 43. Nd5 Ke6 44. Nc7+ Kd7 {Precision: White = 77%, Black = 81%. } 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.05"] [Round "5"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C88"] [WhiteElo "2789"] [BlackElo "2767"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "71"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,71,8,11,13,36,22,13,0,0,0,0,0,5,0,0,0,25,18,14,18,19,18,7,7,8,8,16,5, 18,11,20,0,0,0,0,-119,-119,-119,-88,-78,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 {[%cal Bf1b5,Bb5a4,Ba4b3][%mdl 32]} a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. a4 b4 9. a5 d6 10. d3 Be6 11. Bxe6 {C88: Closed Ruy Lopez: Anti-Marshall Systems} fxe6 {LiveBook: 9 Games} 12. h3 (12. Nbd2 Rb8 13. Nb3 Qc8 14. h3 Nd8 15. Be3 c5 16. Nbd2 Nc6 17. c3 Rb5 18. d4 exd4 19. cxd4 Nxa5 20. dxc5 dxc5 {1-0 (78) So,W (2799)-Aronian,L (2794) Berlin 2018}) 12... Qb8 $146 ( {Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 12... Qe8 13. Be3 d5 14. c3 Rb8 15. Nbd2 h6 16. d4 Bd6 17. exd5 Nxd5 18. c4 Nxe3 19. fxe3 { 1/2-1/2 (28) Saenko,O (2516)-Telepnev,I (2411) ICCF email 2010}) 13. c3 { White is slightly better.} Qb5 14. c4 Qb7 15. Nbd2 {[%cal Bb1d2,Bd2b3,Bb3d4, Bd4e6][%mdl 32]} Nd7 16. Nb3 $1 Nd8 17. d4 exd4 18. Nbxd4 c5 (18... Bf6 {NOTEXT } 19. Nb3 Re8 20. Qc2 c5 21. Bg5 Bxg5 22. Nxg5 h6) 19. Nxe6 $1 Nxe6 20. Qd5 Qxd5 21. exd5 {[#]} Rxf3 $1 22. gxf3 Ne5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is under pressure.} 23. Rxe5 $1 dxe5 24. dxe6 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} Rd8 { And now ...Rd1+ would win.} 25. Be3 g5 26. Kf1 Kg7 27. Ke2 Kf6 28. Rd1 (28. Rg1 $11 {keeps the balance.} h6 29. b3) 28... Rxd1 $17 29. Kxd1 Kxe6 {KB-KB} 30. Kc2 Kf5 (30... h6 $17) 31. Kd3 $1 $11 {The position is equal.} Bd6 32. b3 Be7 33. Bc1 Bd6 34. Be3 Be7 35. Bc1 Bd6 36. Be3 {Precision: White = 74%, Black = 75%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.05"] [Round "5"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B12"] [WhiteElo "2776"] [BlackElo "2804"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "81"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 12,81,18,17,19,6,16,20,15,8,19,27,23,15,26,-15,-13,-15,-15,-2,-10,-22, -10,-14,0,0,-14,-26,22,30,23,0,0,0,0,0,16,7,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-11,0,0,0,0,0,-5,0, -2,0,0,0,-2,-2,-5,-6,-6,0,0,0,-6,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 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. c3 h6 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. Nxc5 Nxc5 11. Be3 Rc8 12. O-O Ne7 13. Nd4 O-O 14. a4 {0-1 (41) Wei,Y (2743)-Navara,D (2740) Yancheng 2017}) 7. dxc5 {LiveBook: 21 Games} a6 8. Be3 Ne7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 8... Nxc5 9. Nxc5 Bxc5 10. Bxc5 Qa5+ 11. b4 Qxb4+ {1-0 (11) Lagunow,R (1969)-Jauk,W (2183) Germany 2014}) 9. Be2 Be4 10. Ng5 Nxe5 11. Nxe4 dxe4 12. c3 Nf5 13. Bd4 Nc6 14. O-O Be7 15. Bc4 O-O 16. Re1 b5 17. cxb6 {[%cal Bc5b6,Bb6b7][%mdl 32] And now b7 would win.} Ncxd4 18. b7 Rb8 {[#] Hoping for ...Nxb3.} 19. cxd4 a5 20. d5 e5 21. d6 Nxd6 { The position is equal.} 22. Bd5 Nxb7 {aiming for ...a4.} 23. Rxe4 Bf6 24. Rc1 Qd7 {[#] ...Rfd8 is the strong threat.} 25. Bc6 Qxd1+ 26. Rxd1 Rfc8 27. Bxb7 Rxb7 28. Ra4 h6 29. Rxa5 Rc2 30. Rb1 e4 31. Ra4 Re7 32. Re1 Rxb2 33. Kf1 Rc7 { White must now prevent ...Rcc2.} 34. Raxe4 Rxa2 35. R4e2 Rxe2 36. Rxe2 Re7 37. Rxe7 Bxe7 $11 {KB-KN} 38. Nc1 h5 39. h3 g6 40. g4 hxg4 41. hxg4 {Precision: White = 54%, Black = 59%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.05"] [Round "5"] [White "Naiditsch, Arkadij"] [Black "Bluebaum, Matthias"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A13"] [WhiteElo "2701"] [BlackElo "2616"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "130"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 13,130,0,0,-25,-19,-7,-19,-8,-13,-16,-17,-18,0,-35,-6,-7,50,16,34,31,29, -27,-24,-39,14,12,482,481,469,476,517,511,495,265,256,167,168,168,195,174,179, 184,182,136,136,133,136,135,141,139,139,141,141,136,142,142,142,137,150,113,95, 25,32,29,49,14,20,23,45,6,6,20,20,7,20,20,20,20,20,8,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,-12,-12,-12, -12,-12,-12,-12,-12,-12,-12,-12,-12,-12,-12,-12,-12,-12,-12,-12,-12,-28,-28, -28,-28,-28,-28,-28,-28,-28,-28,-28,-28]} 1. c4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 Nf6 4. b3 Be7 5. Bb2 O-O 6. Nc3 dxc4 {A13: English Opening: 1...e6} 7. bxc4 c5 {LiveBook: 5 Games} 8. Rg1 Nc6 9. g4 e5 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 9... a6 10. g5 Ne8 11. h4 Nd6 12. h5 f5 13. Be2 Rb8 14. a4 {1-0 (35) Grischuk,A (2767)-Kramnik,V (2800) Moscow 2018}) 10. g5 Ne8 11. Qb1 $1 f5 12. gxf6 $1 Nxf6 13. Be2 Kh8 14. Ng5 h6 ({Black should try} 14... g6 $11) 15. Nf3 {[#] Threatens to win with Qg6.} Ne8 16. Nd5 Bf5 17. d3 (17. e4 $142 Bh7 18. Nxe5) 17... Bd6 $11 18. Bc3 Rb8 (18... Rf7 $15) 19. Qb2 $36 {[%cal Rf3e5][%mdl 2048] White has the initiative.} Bxd3 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (19... b5 $11 {and Black has nothing to worry.} 20. cxb5 Nd4) 20. Bxd3 $18 Rxf3 {[#]} 21. Qe2 $1 {[%cal Re2f3]} Rf8 22. Qh5 Ne7 23. Rxg7 (23. f4 $142) 23... Kxg7 24. O-O-O {Rg1+ would kill now.} ({Much less strong is} 24. Ke2 $6 Rf7 $18) 24... Rf7 25. Rg1+ Kf8 26. Qxh6+ Rg7 27. Rxg7 Nxg7 28. Qf6+ Kg8 29. Bxe5 {[%csl Ge5] [%cal Rf6g7]} Nef5 30. Bxf5 {[%csl Ge5][%cal Rf6g7]} Qxf6 31. Nxf6+ Kf7 32. Bxd6 Rd8 33. Bc7 ({Inferior is} 33. Bxc5 Nxf5 34. Ne4 Rc8 $11) 33... Rh8 34. Be4 Kxf6 35. Bxb7 $16 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KB} Nf5 36. Bf4 Rg8 37. a4 (37. h4 $16) 37... Rg1+ $11 38. Kd2 {a5 is the strong threat.} Rb1 39. Bc6 (39. Bd5 {NOTEXT} Rb2+ 40. Kc3 Rxf2 41. h4 Re2 42. Bg5+) 39... Rb2+ 40. Ke1 Rb4 41. a5 Rxc4 42. a6 {Black must now prevent Bb8.} Rb4 43. Bb7 Ke6 44. Bc8+ Kf6 45. Kd2 Rb2+ 46. Kd3 Rxf2 47. Ke4 Ra2 48. Be5+ Kg5 49. Bb8 Ra4+ 50. Ke5 c4 ({But not} 50... Ne7 $6 51. Bb7 $16) 51. Bxf5 {And now h4+ would win.} Ra5+ 52. Kd4 { aiming for Be6.} Kxf5 53. Bxa7 Rxa6 {KR-KB} 54. Bc5 Ra4 55. e4+ Ke6 56. Kc3 Ke5 57. Bb4 Ra2 58. Kxc4 Rxh2 59. Kd3 Rh3+ 60. Ke2 Kxe4 {Black has an edge.} 61. Kf2 Rb3 62. Bd6 Rb2+ 63. Kg3 Rc2 64. Bb8 Rc3+ 65. Kg2 Rb3 {Precision: White = 61%, Black = 62%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.05"] [Round "5"] [White "Hou, Yifan"] [Black "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C92"] [WhiteElo "2657"] [BlackElo "2735"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "77"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 31,77,12,15,0,0,0,0,0,0,-8,0,0,0,0,0,-35,-31,-29,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Re8 10. d4 Bb7 11. Nbd2 { [%cal Bb1d2,Bd2f1,Bf1g3][%mdl 32]} Bf8 12. d5 Nb8 13. Nf1 Nbd7 14. N3h2 c6 { C92: Closed Ruy Lopez: 9...Be6, Karpov and Flohr-Zaitsev Variations} (14... Nc5 15. Bc2 c6 16. b4 Ncd7 17. dxc6 Bxc6 18. Bg5 h6 19. Bxf6 Nxf6 20. Ng4 Nh7 21. Qd3 Rc8 22. Bb3 Re7 23. c4 {1/2-1/2 (54) Navara,D (2749)-Oparin,G (2607) Caleta 2018}) 15. dxc6 Bxc6 16. Bg5 Qc7 {LiveBook: 9 Games} 17. Ng3 a5 18. Bxf6 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 18. a3 Qb7 19. Qf3 Nc5 20. Bxf6 Nxb3 21. Rad1 Re6 22. Ng4 {0-1 (47) Dushkin,D (2285) -Spagnoli,L (2101) ICCF email 2016}) 18... Nxf6 19. Ng4 Nxg4 20. hxg4 a4 21. Bd5 Bxd5 22. Qxd5 a3 23. bxa3 (23. b3 {NOTEXT} Qxc3 24. Qxb5 g6 25. Rac1 Qb2 26. Rb1) 23... Rxa3 24. Rab1 Qc4 25. Qxb5 {The position is equal.} Qxb5 26. Rxb5 Rxa2 27. Nf5 Rc2 28. Ne3 Rxc3 29. Ra1 Rcc8 30. Rb7 Rb8 31. Raa7 Rxb7 32. Rxb7 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} h6 33. Nd5 Ra8 34. Kh2 g6 35. f3 Kg7 36. Nc7 Rc8 37. Nd5 Ra8 38. Nc7 Rc8 39. Nd5 {Precision: White = 96%, Black = 80%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.05"] [Round "5"] [White "Meier, Georg"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E10"] [WhiteElo "2636"] [BlackElo "2843"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "85"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,85,4,24,11,29,17,34,15,28,19,22,21,29,29,22,20,27,19,21,6,34,34,48, 47,41,46,42,46,45,37,45,0,5,0,0,0,80,12,47,25,22,20,63,0,51,59,53,54,76,67,59, 52,59,72,123,121,177,159,649,646,597,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9]} 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. Bf4 Ne4 { LiveBook: 109 Games} 10. h4 {E08: Closed Catalan: Main Line: 7 Qc2} (10. Nc3 g5 11. Bc1 f5 12. b3 b6 13. Bb2 Bb7 14. Rad1 Qe8 15. Ne5 Nxe5 16. dxe5 Nxc3 17. Qxc3 Rc8 18. e3 {1-0 (75) Le,Q (2739)-Nakamura,H (2792) Saint Louis 2017}) 10... Ndf6 11. Nbd2 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 11. Nc3 Nxc3 12. Qxc3 b6 13. Ne5 Bb7 14. b4 a5 15. c5 axb4 16. Qxb4 Ra6 17. Rfb1 Ba8 {1-0 (62) Ilonen,I (2228)-Jones,I (2256) ICCF email 2016} ) 11... Nxd2 12. Nxd2 {White is slightly better.} Nh5 13. Be3 f5 14. Bf3 $1 { [%cal Rf3h5]} Qe8 15. Bg5 {Threatens to win with Bxh5.} Nf6 16. e3 b6 17. Rac1 Ba6 18. a3 Ne4 19. Bxe7 Qxe7 20. Be2 Bb7 21. b4 Rac8 22. c5 e5 23. dxe5 Qxe5 { ...Nxg3! is the strong threat.} 24. Nxe4 fxe4 25. Qc3 Qf5 26. a4 g5 (26... Rf6 $11) 27. hxg5 (27. f4 $16) 27... Qxg5 $11 28. Kg2 Rc7 29. Rh1 {[%cal Bf1h1, Bh1h5,Bh5g5][%mdl 32]} Rg7 {( -> ...Rxf2+!)} 30. Rcg1 (30. Rcf1 $1 $14) 30... Qf5 (30... bxc5 $11 31. Qxc5 Qf6) 31. Rf1 $14 Ba6 32. b5 $1 {[%cal Rb5a6]} (32. Bxa6 $2 Qf3+ 33. Kh2 Rg6 $19) 32... cxb5 33. Rh5 $1 {[%cal Rh5f5]} ({Stronger than} 33. axb5 Bxb5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 34. Rh5 (34. Bxb5 $2 Qf3+ 35. Kh2 Rf6 $19) 34... Qg6 $19) 33... Qf7 34. Qe5 {And now c6 would win.} Bb7 35. cxb6 bxa4 ( 35... axb6 $142 36. Bxb5 (36. axb5 Re8 $14) 36... Qf6) 36. bxa7 $16 Ba8 (36... Re8 $16 37. Qd4 Ba8) 37. Rg5 $18 Qxa7 $2 {[#]} (37... Rxg5 $16 38. Qxg5+ Qg7 39. Qxg7+ Kxg7) 38. Bg4 $1 {[%cal Rg4e6] White wants to mate with Be6+.} Kh8 39. Ra1 $2 ({Better is} 39. Rh5 $18 {Be6 would kill now.} Qf7 {[#]} 40. Rxh7+ $3 {[%mdl 512]} Kxh7 41. Rh1+ Kg8 42. Be6) 39... Qe7 $36 {[%mdl 2048] The position is equal. Black is pushing.} 40. Qxg7+ Qxg7 41. Rxg7 Kxg7 42. Rxa4 Bc6 43. Rb4 {Precision: White = 63%, Black = 51%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.06"] [Round "6"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A18"] [WhiteElo "2843"] [BlackElo "2767"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "104"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 16,104,19,16,37,30,15,13,26,17,20,22,26,35,31,28,26,17,23,21,32,45,49, 47,47,0,0,0,0,0,0,-38,-16,-54,-62,-66,-48,-55,0,0,0,0,-12,-35,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,85,85,85,85,86,86,86,86,86,86,86,86,87,68,68,69,69,64,64,64,64,64,64,0,64, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. e5 Ne4 6. Nf3 Bf5 {A18: English Opening: Flohr-Mikenas System (1 c4 Nf6 2 Nc3 e6 3 e4) } 7. d3 Nxc3 8. bxc3 c5 9. d4 {LiveBook: 4 Games} c4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9... Nc6 10. Bd3 Bxd3 11. Qxd3 Be7 12. dxc5 Bxc5 13. O-O Qd7 14. Re1 {1/2-1/2 (96) Grischuk,A (2767)-Nakamura,H (2787) Moscow 2018}) 10. g3 Be7 11. Bg2 Bd3 12. Ng1 Qa5 13. Bd2 Nc6 14. Ne2 Ba3 15. O-O O-O 16. Re1 Rad8 17. Bg5 Bb2 18. Bxd8 Rxd8 19. Rc1 $1 Bxe2 20. Qxe2 (20. Rxe2 {feels hotter.} Bxc3 21. e6 Bxd4 22. exf7+ Kxf7 23. a4) 20... Bxc1 21. Rxc1 Qa3 $1 {[%cal Ra3c1]} 22. Qe3 b5 23. e6 f6 24. h4 Ne7 25. Rb1 a6 26. Qd2 Qd6 27. a4 bxa4 {Threatening ...Rb8.} 28. Qa2 a3 29. Rb4 h5 30. Qxa3 Nc6 31. Ra4 Qxa3 $1 32. Rxa3 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} a5 33. e7 Nxe7 34. Rxa5 Rb8 (34... g6 $11) 35. Bxd5+ $16 Nxd5 36. Rxd5 {Hoping for Rc5. KR-KR} Rb3 37. Rxh5 Rxc3 38. Rc5 Rc1+ 39. Kg2 c3 40. Kf3 c2 41. Kf4 Rd1 42. Rxc2 {[#] And now Ke4 would win.} Rxd4+ 43. Kf5 Kh7 44. f4 Ra4 45. Rc5 Kh6 46. Rd5 (46. Rc7 $14) 46... Ra6 (46... Kh5 $11) 47. g4 (47. Kg4 $14 ) 47... g6+ $11 {The position is equal.} 48. Ke4 Ra4+ 49. Rd4 Ra5 50. Rd5 Ra4+ 51. Ke3 Ra3+ 52. Rd3 Ra6 {Precision: White = 70%, Black = 77%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.06"] [Round "6"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Hou, Yifan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C42"] [WhiteElo "2804"] [BlackElo "2657"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "196"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 15,196,3,22,16,22,-10,-2,-17,-17,-46,-34,-50,-19,-52,-46,-55,-50,-128, -37,-27,-47,-39,0,0,0,-16,-19,-19,-4,-6,0,-11,-20,-6,-16,-24,-21,-36,-10,-24, -8,-47,-21,-30,-15,-20,-19,-28,-44,-36,-20,-29,-25,-98,-101,-111,-105,-108, -112,-137,-136,-126,-47,-47,-47,-47,-47,-47,-47,-47,-48,-77,-77,-77,-77,-77, -77,-129,-124,-117,-117,-125,-132,-170,-170,-170,-170,-170,-170,-170,-170,-170, -170,-170,-170,-170,-170,-170,-170,-170,-170,-170,-170,-170,-170,-170,-170, -170,-170,-170,-170,-170,-125,-1632,-125,-125,-125,-125,-125,-125,-125,-125, -125,-125,-125,-125,-125,-125,-125,-125,-125,-125,-125,-125,-125,-125,-125, -125,-125,-125,-125,-125,-125,-125,-125,-125,0,-125,-125,-125,-97,-97,0,-125, -125,-125,-125,-125,-125,-125,-125,-125,-125,-125,-125,-125,-125,-125,-8,-8,-8, -8,-8,-8,-8,-8,0,0,0,-8,-8,-8,0]} 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} (8. Bd3 Nd7 9. Qe2 Nc5 10. Bc4 d5 11. Bd3 Nxd3+ 12. Qxd3 c5 13. h4 h6 14. O-O-O Be6 15. Rdg1 Qa5 {1-0 (53) Ponomariov,R (2694)-Ni, H (2671) Riadh 2017}) 8... Nd7 {LiveBook: 168 Games} 9. O-O-O Nf6 10. h3 c5 11. Bf4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. Bd3 Re8 12. g4 Be6 13. c4 b5 14. g5 bxc4 15. gxf6 Bxf6 16. Bf1 c3 17. bxc3 Qa5 18. Qd3 Bxc3 {0-1 (18) Sadler,K (1810)-Hofer,R (2375) ICCF email 2016}) 11... Be6 12. a3 d5 13. Ng5 Bd7 14. g4 Bc6 {And now .. .d4 would win.} 15. Bg2 Re8 16. Qd3 (16. c4 $15 dxc4 17. Qxd8 Raxd8 18. Rxd8 Bxd8 19. Bxc6 bxc6 20. Nf3) 16... Bd6 (16... c4 $17 17. Qf1 Qa5) 17. Qg3 $1 $15 Bxf4+ 18. Qxf4 h6 (18... Qe7 {feels hotter.} 19. h4 Rad8 20. Bf3 a5 21. h5 h6) 19. Nf3 Qb8 20. Qxb8 Raxb8 21. Nd2 Re2 22. Rhf1 b6 23. Rde1 Rbe8 24. Rxe2 Rxe2 25. Kd1 Re6 26. f4 Kf8 27. Re1 Ke7 28. Rxe6+ Kxe6 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBN-KBN} 29. Ke2 g5 30. fxg5 hxg5 31. Nf3 Ne4 32. Ke3 f6 33. Bf1 Nd6 34. Nd2 ( 34. h4 $11) 34... f5 $17 35. gxf5+ Nxf5+ 36. Kf2 Ke5 37. Nf3+ Kf4 38. Ne1 { White threatens Nd3+ and mate.} c4 ({Black should try} 38... Ne3 $1 $17 { [%cal Re3d1]} 39. Be2 c4) 39. Ng2+ $1 $15 Ke5 40. Be2 $1 Ba4 41. Bd1 Be8 42. Bg4 Bg6 43. Be2 Nd6 44. Ne3 Ne4+ 45. Kf3 Nf6 46. Kf2 (46. Ng4+ $142 Ke6 47. Bd1 ) 46... Bf7 $17 47. Ng2 Be6 $1 48. h4 Ne4+ 49. Kf3 Bh3 $1 50. hxg5 Nxg5+ 51. Kg3 Bxg2 $1 52. Kxg2 $19 {KB-KN} Ne6 $1 53. Kf2 Nc5 $1 54. Bh5 Na4 55. Be8 Nxb2 56. Ke2 a6 $1 57. Kd2 b5 58. Bh5 Na4 59. Bf7 Nc5 {...Ne4+ is the strong threat. } 60. Kc1 Ne6 61. Kb2 Nf4 62. Be8 Ke4 {Strongly threatening ...Ke3.} 63. Bc6 Ke3 64. Bb7 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (64. Kc1 $17) 64... a5 $2 (64... Kd2 $1 $19 { is more deadly.} 65. Bxa6 Nd3+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} 66. Kb1 Ne1 67. Bxb5 Kxc3) 65. Kc1 $17 Ne2+ 66. Kb2 Kd2 67. Bxd5 Nxc3 68. Bc6 Nd1+ 69. Kb1 Ne3 70. Be4 c3 71. Bh7 Nc4 72. Ka2 Ne5 73. Be4 Ke3 74. Bh7 Nc6 75. Bg6 Kd2 76. Be4 Nd4 77. Kb1 Kd1 78. Bd5 Nf5 ({Of course not} 78... Nxc2 $6 79. Bb3 $11) 79. Be4 Ne3 80. Bg6 Kd2 (80... Nc4 $17 81. Ka2 Nd2) 81. Bd3 {[#]} (81. Bh7 $1 $11 {was the only way to keep the balance.}) 81... Nc4 $1 {[%cal Rc4a3]} 82. Ka2 Nb6 83. Kb1 Nc4 84. Ka2 $1 a4 85. Bg6 Kc1 86. Bd3 Nd6 87. Ka1 Nb7 88. Ka2 {[#]} Nc5 $1 {[%cal Rc5d3]} 89. Bf5 Na6 90. Bg6 Kd2 91. Bh7 Nb8 (91... Nc5 $17 {Hoping for ...Nb7.} 92. Bf5 Kc1) 92. Bd3 $11 {The position is equal.} Nc6 {Threatening ...Na7.} 93. Bxb5 Nd4 94. Bxa4 Nxc2 95. Kb3 Nd4+ 96. Kc4 Nc2 97. Kb3 Ne3 {( -> ...c2)} 98. Kb4 c2 {Precision: White = 64%, Black = 67%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.06"] [Round "6"] [White "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D71"] [WhiteElo "2735"] [BlackElo "2789"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "136"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 10,136,14,8,27,39,23,17,19,16,31,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,29,26,25,25,31,31,27, 23,28,25,31,12,13,26,42,47,56,51,51,48,48,48,48,48,48,48,49,47,50,47,51,51,54, 41,68,47,43,47,47,39,39,39,52,37,39,37,38,38,40,39,47,47,54,54,54,54,54,54,54, 54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,0,54,54,54,54,54, 35,35,35,35,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,0,8,8,8,8,8,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 c6 4. Bg2 d5 5. Qa4 (5. Nf3 Bg7 6. Qb3 O-O 7. O-O Qb6 8. Nc3 Rd8 9. h3 Bf5 10. Bf4 Na6 11. Qxb6 axb6 12. cxd5 Nxd5 13. Nxd5 Rxd5 14. Be5 Bxe5 15. dxe5 Be4 16. Rfd1 Bxf3 17. Bxf3 Rxe5 {0-1 (68) Li,C (2732)-Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) Riadh 2017}) 5... Bg7 6. cxd5 {LiveBook: 31 Games. D71: Fianchetto Grünfeld: 3 g3 d5 sidelines and 5 cxd5 (without Nf3)} O-O $146 ({Predecessor:} 6... Nxd5 7. Nf3 Nb6 8. Qc2 Bg4 9. e3 O-O 10. Nbd2 Na6 11. O-O c5 12. Qe4 Be6 13. Qxb7 {0-1 (38) Bruzon Batista,L (2673)-Zherebukh,Y (2633) Saint Louis 2018}) 7. dxc6 Nxc6 8. Nf3 {White has an edge.} Nd5 9. e3 Nb6 10. Qd1 e5 {[%cal Re5d4]} 11. O-O Bg4 { ...e4 is the strong threat.} 12. dxe5 Qxd1 13. Rxd1 Nxe5 14. Nbd2 Rfd8 15. Rf1 Nd3 16. Nb3 Nxc1 17. Raxc1 Bxb2 18. Rc2 Bf6 19. Nfd4 Rac8 20. Rfc1 Rxc2 21. Rxc2 Nd5 22. Rc5 Nb4 23. Bxb7 Nxa2 24. Ra5 Nc3 25. Rxa7 Ne2+ 26. Nxe2 Bxe2 27. Kg2 Bc4 28. Na5 Be6 29. Bf3 Rd2 30. Nc6 Ra2 31. Rc7 Bg5 {[#] Hoping for ... Bxe3.} 32. Nb4 Rd2 33. Rc3 Bf6 34. Rc2 Rxc2 35. Nxc2 $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBB-KBN} Kf8 36. Nb4 Bc3 37. Nc6 h6 38. Nd4 Ke7 39. Bb7 Kf6 40. f4 g5 41. Kf3 gxf4 42. gxf4 Bb2 43. Ne2 Ke7 44. Ng3 f5 45. Ne2 Kf6 46. Nd4 Bc4 47. Bc8 Bd3 48. Kf2 Bc3 49. Bb7 Bb2 50. Bg2 Ba6 51. Bf1 Bc8 52. Bh3 Bc3 53. Nb5 Bd2 54. Nd4 Bc3 $1 55. Ne2 Bd2 56. Ng3 Bc1 57. Ne4+ (57. Bf1 {looks sharper.} Be6 58. Ne2 Bb2 59. Bh3 Ba3 60. Nd4) 57... fxe4 58. Bxc8 {KB-KB} h5 59. h4 Ba3 {The position is equal.} 60. Bd7 Be7 61. Be8 Kf5 62. Kg3 Bc5 63. Kf2 Be7 64. Bxh5 Bxh4+ 65. Ke2 Bg3 66. Bf3 Bxf4 67. Bxe4+ Kxe4 68. exf4 Kxf4 {Precision: White = 77%, Black = 74%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.06"] [Round "6"] [White "Meier, Georg"] [Black "Naiditsch, Arkadij"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E10"] [WhiteElo "2636"] [BlackElo "2701"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "66"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 25,66,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-2,-8,-13,-11,-72,0,0,-6,-1,-1,-12,-24,-30,6, -54,24,-18,-17,-13,-32,-27,22,-48,0,0,0,0,0,8,13,-1044,-1028]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O c6 8. Qc2 b6 9. Rd1 Bb7 10. b3 Nbd7 11. Nc3 Rc8 12. Bf4 c5 13. Nb5 {E08: Closed Catalan: Main Line: 7 Qc2} (13. dxc5 Nxc5 14. Ne5 Qe8 15. cxd5 exd5 16. Nxd5 Nxd5 17. Bxd5 Bf6 18. Qf5 Bxd5 19. Rxd5 Qe6 20. e4 g6 21. Qxe6 fxe6 {0-1 (42) Oliva Castaneda,K (2497)-Salgado Lopez,I (2627) Linares 2017}) 13... cxd4 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 14. Nd6 Bxd6 15. Bxd6 {The position is equal.} Re8 {...Ne4 is the strong threat.} 16. Nxd4 Nc5 17. Bxc5 Rxc5 18. Qb2 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 18. Qd2 Qa8 19. cxd5 Bxd5 20. f3 Bb7 {0-1 (30) Krishna,C (2326)-Barua,D (2429) Kolkata 2012}) 18... e5 19. Nb5 {[%cal Bd4b5, Bb5a3,Ba3c2][%mdl 32]} Qb8 20. e3 {[#]} (20. Rac1 $11) 20... h5 ({Worse is} 20... dxc4 21. Bxb7 c3 22. Qc2 $16) (20... a6 $1 $17 {[%cal Ra6b5]} 21. Na3 dxc4 22. Nxc4 Bxg2 23. Kxg2 Qc7) 21. Qe2 $11 a6 22. Na3 d4 23. Nc2 Bxg2 24. Kxg2 Ne4 25. Qf1 (25. Qd3 $11 Ng5 26. exd4 exd4 27. Nxd4) 25... h4 (25... Rc6 $1 $15 26. f3 (26. exd4 Rf6 $17) 26... Rf6 27. exd4 Ng5) 26. f3 Nc3 27. Rd2 hxg3 28. hxg3 Re6 {[#] White must now prevent ...Rh6.} 29. Qf2 ({Better is} 29. b4 $11 Rc8 30. exd4) 29... Rf6 (29... e4 $15 30. Rxd4 exf3+ 31. Qxf3 Rg5) 30. exd4 Ne4 $1 $36 {[%cal Re4f2][%mdl 2048] Black is pushing.} 31. Qe3 Nxd2 32. dxc5 Nxf3 33. cxb6 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (33. Nb4 $11 Nd4 34. Nd5) 33... Qb7 { Precision: White = 27%, Black = 53%.} 0-1 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.06"] [Round "6"] [White "Bluebaum, Matthias"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D30"] [WhiteElo "2616"] [BlackElo "2776"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "89"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,89,27,42,21,26,26,19,19,19,19,19,15,22,16,18,15,30,7,20,18,27,20,103, 98,97,116,105,106,98,108,103,96,118,118,89,78,78,81,78,88,98,93,171,177,163, 119,240,235,225,158,233,215,215,215,215,200,336,294,336,329,329,299,299,0,310, 299,406,415,703,703,703,696,870,849]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 dxc4 4. e3 b5 5. a4 b4 6. Bxc4 {D21: Queen's Gambit Accepted: 3 Nf3 sidelines} Nf6 7. a5 (7. O-O Be7 8. Qe2 O-O 9. b3 Bb7 10. Bb2 Nbd7 11. Nbd2 c5 12. Rac1 Rc8 {1/2-1/2 (27) Bu,X (2730)-Inarkiev,E (2689) Riadh 2017}) 7... a6 8. Nbd2 Bb7 9. O-O c5 { LiveBook: 4 Games} 10. Nb3 Nbd7 11. dxc5 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 11. Qe2 Bd6 12. Rd1 {0-1 (38) Alfaro,W (2181) -Quesada Perez,Y (2541) Managua 2017}) 11... Nxc5 12. Nxc5 Bxc5 13. Qa4+ Qd7 14. Qxd7+ Nxd7 15. Bd2 Ke7 16. Rac1 Rhc8 17. Nd4 Ne5 18. Be2 {Threatens to win with Rxc5!} Bd6 19. Rfd1 Bd5 (19... Nc6 $11) 20. Rxc8 $16 Rxc8 21. Bxa6 Ra8 22. Bf1 Rxa5 23. Nb5 $1 {[%cal Rb5d6]} Bc5 24. Rc1 Ra2 25. Rxc5 Rxb2 26. e4 Rxd2 27. exd5 exd5 28. Rc1 b3 29. Rb1 b2 {[#]} (29... Nc4 $16) 30. Nc3 $1 $18 Nc4 { [#] Strongly threatening ...Na3.} 31. Nxd5+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Rxd5 (31... Kd6 $16 32. Bxc4 Rc2 33. Rxb2 Rxb2) 32. Bxc4 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KR} Rc5 33. Re1+ Kf6 (33... Kd6 $16 {might work better.} 34. Ba2 (34. Rd1+ Ke5 $17) 34... Ra5 35. Rd1+ Kc5 36. Rd5+ Kb6 37. Rxa5 Kxa5) 34. Bd3 Rd5 35. Bb1 ({Don't go for} 35. Bxh7 $2 g6 $19) 35... h5 36. g3 g5 (36... Rc5 {was necessary.} 37. Kf1 h4) 37. Kg2 g4 38. Re2 Rb5 39. Re8 Rd5 40. Re2 Rb5 41. h4 Kg7 42. Re7 Rd5 (42... Kf8 $142 43. Rc7 Ke8) 43. Rb7 {White is clearly winning.} Rd2 44. Ba2 Kh6 45. Bxf7 {Precision: White = 77%, Black = 55%.} 1-0 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.07"] [Round "7"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A29"] [WhiteElo "2789"] [BlackElo "2804"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "72"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,72,10,26,0,0,0,0,-9,0,0,0,0,0,-20,-11,-33,0,-81,-86,-121,-135,-198, -201,-200,-200,-192,-195,-164,-178,-168,-154,-142,-146,-184,-175,-187,-182, -182,-174,-224,-180,-165,-172,-198,-191,-179,-168,-273,-269,-399,-398,-381, -369]} 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O e4 7. Ng5 Bxc3 8. bxc3 Re8 9. Qc2 d5 {A29: English Opening: Four Knights Variation with 4 g3} (9... Qe7 10. d3 exd3 11. exd3 b6 12. Bd2 Bb7 13. Rfe1 Qa3 14. Bf4 Na5 15. Be5 Bxg2 16. Kxg2 Ng4 17. d4 {1/2-1/2 (40) Ljubojevic,L (2571)-Karpov,A (2626) Platja d'Aro 2017}) 10. cxd5 Qxd5 11. d3 Bf5 {LiveBook: 3 Games. The position is equal.} 12. Bf4 h6 13. Nxe4 Nxe4 14. Qb2 b6 15. Rfd1 Qc5 16. dxe4 Bxe4 17. Bf1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 17. Bxe4 Rxe4 {1/2-1/2 (31) Stulrajter,M (1821)-Blasko,A (1900) Slovakia 1998}) 17... Re7 18. a4 Rae8 19. Rac1 (19. Qb5 $1 $11) 19... g5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Keeping White busy.} 20. Bd2 Qf5 21. f3 (21. c4 $17) 21... Qc5+ $19 22. Kh1 Bd5 23. Be1 {[%cal Bd2e1,Be1f2,Bf2d4][%mdl 32] [#] Strongly threatening e4.} Bc4 {[%cal Re7e2]} 24. e4 {Black must now prevent Bf2.} Bxf1 25. Bf2 Qc4 26. Rxf1 Qxa4 27. c4 Ne5 28. Bd4 g4 ({Resist} 28... Nxc4 29. Qc3 $15) 29. fxg4 Qd7 {[#] ...Nd3 is the strong threat.} (29... Nxg4 30. h3 $17) 30. Qc3 c5 ({Much less strong is} 30... Qxg4 31. Rf4 $17) 31. Bxe5 Rxe5 32. Qf3 Rxe4 33. Rcd1 Qe6 34. g5 (34. Kg1 $142) 34... hxg5 {[%cal Bh6g5,Bg5g4][%mdl 32]} 35. Rd5 (35. Qh5 $142 Qg6 36. Qxg6+ fxg6 37. Rd6) 35... g4 36. Qc3 Re5 {Precision: White = 45%, Black = 84%.} 0-1 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.07"] [Round "7"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Meier, Georg"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C10"] [WhiteElo "2776"] [BlackElo "2636"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "89"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 10,89,28,32,45,13,16,15,12,9,11,8,13,12,18,7,27,12,20,31,43,36,42,40,42, 42,42,41,39,43,48,11,14,7,12,0,21,0,0,0,0,0,0,-8,-8,-8,-2,-3,0,-14,-27,-23,0, -10,-12,-29,-4,-195,-142,-221,-16,-23,-27,-27,-19,-102,-93,-93,-93,-113,-114, -127,-112,-111,-103,-118,-104,-112,-22,-22,-22,-22]} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. g3 Be7 6. Nf3 Ngf6 {C10: French with 3 Nc3: Unusual Black 3rd moves and 3...dxe4} 7. Qe2 (7. Nxf6+ Bxf6 8. Bg2 O-O 9. O-O e5 10. Be3 c6 11. a4 exd4 12. Bxd4 a5 13. Re1 Bxd4 14. Qxd4 Nf6 15. Qc5 Re8 16. Nd4 {1/2-1/2 (39) Short,N (2510)-Seirawan,Y (2510) Thessaloniki 1988}) 7... Nxe4 8. Qxe4 Rb8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 8... Nf6 9. Qe2 b6 10. Bg2 Bb7 11. c3 O-O 12. O-O Qc8 13. Re1 c5 14. Be3 c4 15. Ng5 {1/2-1/2 (15) Rigo,J (2340)-Somlai,L (2360) Hungary 1994}) 9. Bg2 b5 10. O-O O-O 11. Rd1 Bb7 12. Qe2 Nf6 13. c3 a6 14. a4 Bd5 15. Ne5 Bxg2 16. Kxg2 Qd5+ 17. Qf3 Qxf3+ 18. Kxf3 Bd6 19. axb5 axb5 20. Bg5 { [#] aiming for Bxf6.} Bxe5 $1 21. dxe5 Nd5 22. Ra6 c5 23. Be3 Rfc8 24. Rda1 h5 25. Ra7 c4 26. Rd7 b4 27. Bd4 bxc3 28. bxc3 Rb3 29. Rxd5 exd5 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRB} 30. Kf4 Rbb8 31. Kg5 Ra8 32. Re1 Rc6 33. f4 $2 (33. Kxh5 $11 { and White stays safe.} Rh6+ 34. Kg4) 33... Ra2 (33... Rg6+ $19 34. Kh4 Ra2) 34. h3 (34. f5 $17) 34... Rd2 $2 (34... Rg6+ $19 35. Kh4 Rg2) 35. f5 Rd3 36. Kf4 { [#]} h4 $1 37. e6 (37. gxh4 $11 {keeps the balance.} Rxh3 38. Kg4) 37... Kf8 $17 38. gxh4 fxe6 ({Much worse is} 38... Rxh3 39. Kg4 $11) 39. Ra1 exf5 40. Kxf5 Rxh3 41. Ra8+ Ke7 42. Ra7+ Ke8 43. Ke5 Rxh4 (43... Kf8 $17 44. Kxd5 Rg6 45. Kxc4 Rxh4 46. Ra8+ Kf7 47. Ra7+ Ke8 48. Ra8+ Kd7 49. Ra7+ Ke8 50. Ra8+ Kd7 51. Ra7+ Kd8) 44. Kxd5 $11 Rg6 {Threatens to win with ...Rg5+.} 45. Bxg7 { Precision: White = 51%, Black = 44%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.07"] [Round "7"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A11"] [WhiteElo "2767"] [BlackElo "2735"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "80"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,80,0,0,-18,5,8,24,24,21,14,30,31,27,14,28,0,0,0,22,0,5,-35,44,27,29, 10,23,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,14,14,14,13,14,13,16,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0]} 1. c4 c6 2. g3 d5 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Bg2 dxc4 5. O-O Nbd7 6. Na3 Nb6 7. Qc2 g6 { A11: English Opening: 1...c6} (7... Be6 8. Ng5 Bg4 9. Nxc4 Bxe2 10. Ne5 Bh5 11. b4 e6 12. b5 Bd6 13. Bb2 Bxe5 14. Bxe5 Bg6 15. Qb3 {1/2-1/2 (25) Nepomniachtchi,I (2751)-Karjakin,S (2763) Moscow 2018}) 8. Nxc4 Nxc4 9. Qxc4 Bg7 10. d3 O-O 11. Bd2 Nd5 {LiveBook: 6 Games} 12. Qc1 a5 $146 ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 12... Qb6 13. Rb1 Rd8 14. b4 Qa6 15. Qc2 {1/2-1/2 (34) Mondry,M (2229)-Tripp,G (1999) ICCF email 2016}) 13. Bh6 Bg4 14. Bxg7 Kxg7 15. Ne5 Be6 16. d4 Nf6 17. Rd1 Qb6 18. e4 Rfd8 19. Qc3 Kg8 20. Rd3 Rd6 21. Rad1 Rad8 ({Black should try} 21... Bxa2 $15 22. b3 a4) 22. b3 $14 Qb4 23. Qa1 a4 {[%cal Ra4b3]} 24. h3 axb3 {[#] aiming for ...b2.The position is equal.} 25. axb3 Nd7 26. Nxd7 R6xd7 27. d5 cxd5 28. exd5 Bf5 29. Re3 Be6 {[%cal Re6d5]} 30. Rde1 (30. Qe5 {NOTEXT} Qd6 31. Qb2 Rc7 32. Ree1 Bf5 33. Rc1) 30... Bxd5 31. Bxd5 Rxd5 32. Rxe7 Qxe7 (32... Rd1 {NOTEXT} 33. Rxd1 Qxe7 34. Rxd8+ Qxd8 35. Qc3 b5) 33. Rxe7 Rd1+ 34. Qxd1 $1 Rxd1+ $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KR-KR} 35. Kg2 b6 36. Kf3 Rd3+ 37. Re3 Rd2 38. Re4 Rd3+ 39. Re3 Rd2 40. Re4 Rd3+ {Precision: White = 62%, Black = 67%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.07"] [Round "7"] [White "Naiditsch, Arkadij"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B91"] [WhiteElo "2701"] [BlackElo "2843"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "84"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 20,84,20,0,-2,0,20,0,-11,-12,0,-16,-30,-62,-25,-78,0,0,0,-35,-31,-34, -22,-23,-9,-36,-28,-42,-29,-45,-41,-65,-15,-19,0,-94,-86,-82,-87,-93,-87,-84, -60,-62,-66,-92,-67,-93,-87,-94,-79,-78,-75,-70,-64,-57,-60,-190,-177,-436, -438,-435,-334,-1099,-1096,-1004,-888]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. g3 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. Bg2 O-O 9. O-O Be6 10. Re1 {B91: Sicilian Najdorf: 6 g3} Nbd7 11. Nd2 {LiveBook: 3 Games} b5 12. Nf1 {The position is equal.} Bg4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12... Nb6 13. Ne3 b4 14. Ncd5 Nfxd5 15. exd5 Bd7 16. Bd2 a5 17. a3 bxa3 18. Rxa3 {0-1 (46) Balogh,C (2648)-Wojtaszek,R (2715) Budapest 2014}) 13. f3 Be6 14. Ne3 Rc8 15. a3 Nb6 16. f4 Re8 17. Kh1 ( 17. f5 $11 Bd7 18. Kh1) 17... Bf8 (17... exf4 $17 18. gxf4 Nfd7) 18. f5 $11 Bd7 19. Qd3 h6 20. b3 Bc6 21. Bd2 Qc7 22. Rac1 Qb7 23. Ned5 Bxd5 24. exd5 Nbd7 { [%cal Bb6d7,Bd7e5,Be5f3][%mdl 32]} 25. Nd1 e4 26. Qd4 Ne5 ({Worse is} 26... Nxd5 27. Rxe4 N7f6 28. Rxe8 $18) 27. Nf2 (27. Nc3 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 27... Nf3 $17 ({Don't play} 27... Qxd5 $6 28. Qxd5 Nxd5 29. Nxe4 $14 (29. Bxe4 Nf6 $11)) 28. Bxf3 exf3 29. c4 bxc4 30. bxc4 Re5 31. Re3 Rxe3 32. Qxe3 Qb2 33. Nd3 Qxa3 34. Qxf3 Qa2 35. Bc3 Rxc4 {[#] And now ...Ne4 would win.} 36. Ra1 Qb3 37. Bxf6 $1 gxf6 38. Kg2 (38. Qd1 $1 $15 Qc3 39. Nf4) 38... Rc3 $19 39. Rd1 $2 {[#]} (39. Qg4+ {is the only way for White.} Kh7 40. Nf2) 39... h5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 40. Kh3 (40. Qxh5 Rxd3) 40... Bh6 41. Re1 $2 (41. Qxh5 Rxd3 42. Rxd3 Qxd3 43. Qxh6) 41... Rxd3 42. Qxh5 Re3 {Precision: White = 25%, Black = 60%.} 0-1 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.07"] [Round "7"] [White "Hou, Yifan"] [Black "Bluebaum, Matthias"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A13"] [WhiteElo "2657"] [BlackElo "2616"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "92"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 14,92,0,0,0,0,7,0,0,0,10,0,2,4,11,0,25,27,30,25,26,29,33,22,22,-13,-11, -12,-10,-25,-23,-20,-18,-27,-27,-35,-20,-28,-26,-21,-18,-18,-18,-18,-19,-18, -17,-11,-14,-19,-19,-25,-19,-19,-19,-19,0,-19,0,-20,-17,-18,-17,-18,0,-31,-13, -19,-13,-18,-19,-19,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. c4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 Nf6 4. b3 Be7 5. Bb2 O-O 6. Nc3 c5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Qc2 {LiveBook: 18 Games. A13: English Opening: 1...e6} (8. Nxd5 exd5 9. d4 Qa5+ 10. Qd2 Qxd2+ 11. Kxd2 Nc6 12. dxc5 Bxc5 13. Bb5 Bb4+ 14. Ke2 Be6 15. Rac1 Rac8 {1-0 (55) Carlsen,M (2834)-Giri,A (2752) Wijk aan Zee 2018}) 8... Nb4 9. Qb1 b6 10. a3 Nd5 11. Nxd5 exd5 12. d4 Nc6 13. Bb5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. Bd3 h6 14. O-O Bg4 {1/2-1/2 (14) Tazelaar, H (2373)-Krimbacher,W (2333) ICCF email 2017}) 13... Bd7 14. O-O Nxd4 15. Nxd4 cxd4 16. Bxd7 Qxd7 17. Bxd4 Rfc8 18. Rd1 Rc6 19. Qb2 Qf5 {Threatening ...Rc2.} 20. Qe2 Rc2 21. Qf3 (21. Qe1 {is more complex.} Rac8 22. b4 h5 23. Rac1 Bd6 24. f4) 21... Qxf3 22. gxf3 Bh4 23. e4 dxe4 24. fxe4 Bg5 25. a4 Bd2 26. Rab1 Rac8 27. Rb2 Rxb2 28. Bxb2 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} Rc2 29. Bd4 f6 30. Kg2 Kf7 31. Kf3 Ke6 32. h3 h5 33. Ke2 Bf4+ 34. Kf3 Bd2 35. Ke2 {[#] Strongly threatening Kd3.} Bf4+ 36. Kf3 g5 37. Rd3 Bd2 38. Ke2 {And now Kd1 would win.} Bf4+ 39. Kf3 $1 Be5 {[#] Threatens to win with ...Bxd4.} 40. Be3 {The position is equal.} Rb2 41. a5 bxa5 42. Bxa7 f5 43. exf5+ Kxf5 44. Kg2 g4 45. hxg4+ hxg4 46. Rd5 {Black must now prevent Bb8.} Rxb3 {Precision: White = 79%, Black = 73%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.08"] [Round "8"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C77"] [WhiteElo "2843"] [BlackElo "2735"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "129"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,129,7,17,8,14,8,8,16,0,0,25,27,40,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-10,0, -12,0,0,22,17,22,12,41,30,51,38,65,65,65,65,65,65,65,65,65,65,65,45,47,41,47, 41,41,34,34,6,12,5,5,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 b5 6. Bb3 Bc5 7. c3 O-O {C77: Ruy Lopez: 3...a6 4 Ba4 Nf6, unusual lines} 8. O-O Re8 9. Re1 h6 10. Nbd2 Bb6 11. Nf1 d6 {LiveBook: 9 Games} 12. Ng3 Be6 13. h3 Bxb3 14. axb3 {[#]} d5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14... a5 15. Nh2 {1/2-1/2 (77) Dominguez Perez,L (2719)-Karjakin,S (2723) Moscow 2009}) 15. Qe2 Bc5 16. b4 Bf8 17. Nd2 a5 18. bxa5 Rxa5 19. Rxa5 Nxa5 20. exd5 Qxd5 21. Nde4 Nxe4 22. dxe4 Qc4 23. Qf3 Qe6 24. Nf5 Nc4 25. h4 Kh7 26. h5 g6 27. Ne3 Nxe3 28. hxg6+ fxg6 {[#] Hoping for ...Ng4.} (28... Qxg6 {feels hotter.} 29. Bxe3 Re6 30. Qf5 h5 31. Qf3 c6) 29. Bxe3 Bd6 30. Qe2 (30. Ra1 {is interesting.} Kg7 31. Qe2 c6 32. Ra6 Qc8 33. Ra5) 30... Qc4 31. Qxc4 bxc4 $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} 32. Ra1 $1 Rb8 33. Bc1 Rb6 34. Ra4 Rc6 35. Be3 h5 36. Kf1 Kg7 37. Ke2 Kf6 38. Kd1 Ke6 39. Kc2 Be7 40. f3 Bh4 {The position is equal.} 41. Ra5 Bg3 42. Bc5 g5 43. Bb4 g4 44. fxg4 hxg4 45. Ra8 Kf7 46. Rc8 Bf4 47. Kd1 Kg7 48. Ke2 Kf7 49. Rf8+ Kg7 50. Rd8 Kf7 51. Kf2 Kg7 52. Rd7+ Kf6 53. g3 Bc1 54. Rd1 Bg5 55. Ke2 Ke6 56. Rh1 Ra6 57. Ba3 Rb6 58. Rh7 Rb7 59. Kd1 Rb8 60. Kc2 Rd8 61. Rg7 Rd2+ 62. Kc1 Bf6 63. Kxd2 Bxg7 64. Bc5 Kd7 65. Be3 {Precision: White = 60%, Black = 77%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.08"] [Round "8"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C67"] [WhiteElo "2784"] [BlackElo "2794"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "63"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,63,11,24,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,2,5,4,3,8,8,30,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,4,0,4,2,29, 29,29,0,0,0,0,0,29,0,0,0,29,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. d4 {[%cal Bd2d4,Bd4d5][%mdl 32]} Bf6 10. Re1 Nf5 {C67: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence: 4 0-0 Nxe4} (10... Re8 11. Bf4 Rxe1 12. Qxe1 Ne8 13. c3 d5 14. Bd3 g6 15. Qe2 c6 16. Nd2 Ng7 17. Re1 Bf5 18. Bxf5 Nxf5 {1/2-1/2 (34) So,W (2799)-Grischuk,A (2767) Berlin 2018}) 11. d5 Re8 {LiveBook: 12 Games} 12. Bd3 Rxe1+ {The position is equal.} 13. Qxe1 Qe7 14. Qxe7 Nxe7 15. d6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15. c4 d6 16. Nc3 Bxc3 17. bxc3 Bf5 18. Be2 {1/2-1/2 (29) Teufel,J (2215)-Berezovsky,I (2375) Wuerttemberg 1999}) 15... cxd6 16. Na3 d5 17. Nb5 {aiming for Nc7.} d6 18. Nxd6 Nc6 19. Bf4 Be6 20. Nxb7 Nb4 21. Nc5 Bxb2 22. Rb1 Nxd3 23. cxd3 Bd4 24. Be3 Bxc5 25. Bxc5 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} d4 26. Bxa7 Bxa2 27. Rb8+ (27. Rb2 {looks sharper.} Be6 28. Kf1 f6 29. Rb8+ Rxb8 30. Bxb8 Kf7 31. Ba7) 27... Rxb8 28. Bxb8 Bb1 29. Ba7 Ba2 30. Bb8 Bb1 31. Ba7 Ba2 32. Bb8 {Precision: White = 60%, Black = 59%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.08"] [Round "8"] [White "Naiditsch, Arkadij"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C54"] [WhiteElo "2701"] [BlackElo "2776"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "75"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 22,75,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-11,-35,-49,-42,-45,-49,64,17,17,17,17,21,43,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d4 exd4 6. e5 d5 7. Bb5 Ne4 8. cxd4 Bb6 9. Nc3 O-O 10. Be3 {C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3} Bg4 (10... Ne7 11. O-O c6 12. Bd3 f5 13. exf6 Nxf6 14. Qc2 Bc7 15. Ne5 Ng4 16. Bxh7+ Kh8 17. Bg5 Nxe5 18. dxe5 Bxe5 {0-1 (25) Amonatov,F (2636)-Svidler,P (2765) Riadh 2017}) 11. h3 Bh5 12. Qc2 {LiveBook: 31 Games} Bxf3 13. gxf3 Ng5 14. O-O-O {[#] } Nxf3 $146 {[%cal Rc6d4]} ({Find the theoretical novelty and annotate with similar games:} 14... Ne6 15. Ne2 Ne7 16. Kb1 f5 17. exf6 Rxf6 {1-0 (35) Kravtsiv,M (2621)-Bruzon Batista,L (2659) Berlin 2015}) 15. Bxc6 bxc6 16. Qf5 Nh4 17. Qg4 {[#] Bg5 is the strong threat.} Ng6 18. f4 Qh4 (18... Qc8 $1 $15) 19. Rd3 Qxg4 20. hxg4 f5 21. g5 Kf7 22. Rxh7 (22. Ne2 {NOTEXT} Rh8 23. Rh5 a5 24. Rd2 Nf8 25. Rc2) 22... Rh8 {The position is equal.} 23. Rxh8 Rxh8 24. a3 Nf8 25. Ne2 Ke7 26. Rc3 Kd7 27. Kd2 Ne6 28. Rc1 g6 29. b4 a5 30. Kd3 axb4 31. axb4 Ba7 32. Ra1 Bb6 33. Ra6 Rb8 34. Ra2 Rh8 35. Ra1 Ke7 36. Ra2 Kd7 37. Ra1 Ke7 38. Ra2 {Precision: White = 81%, Black = 70%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.08"] [Round "8"] [White "Meier, Georg"] [Black "Hou, Yifan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E06"] [WhiteElo "2648"] [BlackElo "2654"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "66"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 30,66,13,0,15,2,2,3,11,4,22,11,11,11,35,20,27,32,27,22,22,13,13,13,26, 21,51,14,25,5,44,12,20,12,12,0,39,0,13]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Qxc4 Bc6 10. Bg5 Bd5 11. Qc2 Be4 12. Qd1 {E05: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3 Be7} c5 13. dxc5 Bxc5 14. Qxd8 (14. Nbd2 Bc6 15. Ne5 Bxg2 16. Kxg2 Nbd7 17. Rc1 Nxe5 18. Rxc5 Ned7 19. Bxf6 Nxf6 {1/2-1/2 (59) Meier,G (2654)-Hou,Y (2676) Dortmund 2015}) 14... Rxd8 15. Nbd2 Bc6 16. Rfc1 {[#] LiveBook: 3 Games} Bb4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 16... Nbd7 17. Ne1 Bxg2 18. Kxg2 h6 19. Bxf6 Nxf6 {1/2-1/2 (31) Onischuk,A (2666)-Karjakin,S (2785) Istanbul 2012}) 17. Rc4 {[#] Black must now prevent Bxf6.} Be7 18. Ne5 { [%cal Re5c6]} Bxg2 19. Kxg2 Nbd7 20. Nd3 Rac8 21. Rac1 Nb6 22. Rxc8 Rxc8 23. Rxc8+ Nxc8 24. e4 Nd7 25. Be3 Nd6 26. f4 f5 27. Kf3 Kf7 28. g4 g6 29. h3 Ke8 30. Bd4 Kd8 31. Bc3 Ke8 32. Bd4 Kd8 33. Bc3 (33. e5 $5 {[%cal Re5d6]} Ne8 34. Nc4 $14) 33... Ke8 {Precision: White = 20%, Black = 37%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.08"] [Round "8"] [White "Bluebaum, Matthias"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A34"] [WhiteElo "2631"] [BlackElo "2789"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "89"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 13,89,9,12,18,16,18,20,12,20,21,14,11,14,11,14,14,15,11,8,8,16,14,19,1, 11,19,33,44,47,39,38,11,46,31,39,29,41,29,22,26,27,-7,0,-13,-13,-14,-10,-7,0,0, 0,0,7,0,0,0,7,7,7,0,7,7,0,0,0,0,0,-57,-57,-207,-207,-207,-121,-121,-121,-121,0, 0]} 1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 {A34: Symmetrical English: 2 Nc3, lines with ...d5} Qc7 (6... Qxd1+ 7. Kxd1 Nc6 8. e4 b6 9. Kc2 Bb7 10. Bf4 h6 11. Rd1 g5 12. Bg3 Bg7 13. h3 {1/2-1/2 (45) Harikrishna,P (2744)-Nepomniachtchi,I (2729) Riadh 2017}) 7. e4 Nc6 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 8. Qd2 e6 9. Qg5 f6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9... h6 10. Qg3 Qxg3 11. hxg3 Bd6 12. Be3 b6 13. g4 {1/2-1/2 (42) Bluebaum,M (2640)-Tari,A (2599) Wijk aan Zee 2018}) 10. Qh5+ Qf7 11. Qxf7+ Kxf7 12. Be3 e5 13. Bc4+ Be6 14. Bxe6+ Kxe6 15. O-O-O Be7 16. Rd5 Rhd8 17. Rhd1 b6 18. g4 Na5 19. b3 Rxd5 20. exd5+ Kf7 21. c4 ({Much worse is} 21. d6 Bf8 $15) 21... Nb7 22. Nd2 Rh8 23. Rg1 Nd6 24. Kc2 Re8 25. Kd3 h5 {Hoping for ...hxg4.} 26. g5 f5 {White must now prevent ...f4.} 27. f4 e4+ 28. Ke2 g6 29. Rc1 Rc8 30. a4 Nb7 31. Nf1 Bf8 32. Bd2 Bg7 33. Ne3 a6 34. Bc3 Bd4 35. Kd2 Re8 36. Rc2 Nd6 37. Ra2 Nb7 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black has good play.} 38. Rc2 Ke7 39. Ra2 Na5 40. Bxa5 ({White should play} 40. Rb2 $11) 40... bxa5 $15 41. Rc2 (41. Ng2 $15) 41... Rb8 $19 42. Rc3 h4 (42... Bxc3+ $19 43. Kxc3 Rh8) 43. h3 $17 Kd6 44. Kc2 Bxe3 (44... Bxc3 $2 45. Kxc3 Rb7 46. Kc2 $19) (44... Re8 $17 {And now ...Rb8 would win.} 45. Kd2 Bxc3+ 46. Kxc3 Re7) 45. Rxe3 {Precision: White = 64%, Black = 62%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.09"] [Round "9"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Bluebaum, Matthias"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D39"] [WhiteElo "2794"] [BlackElo "2631"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "82"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 25,82,14,35,14,14,14,14,14,25,25,22,22,34,29,29,0,0,0,13,0,16,0,8,0,0,0, 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]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 dxc4 6. e4 c5 7. Bxc4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bxc3+ 9. bxc3 Qa5 10. Bb5+ Bd7 {D39: Queen's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defence with 5 Bg5 dxc4} 11. Bxf6 gxf6 12. Bxd7+ Nxd7 13. O-O Qxc3 {LiveBook: 6 Games} 14. Rc1 Qa5 {[#]} 15. Rb1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15. Qb3 Rd8 16. Nxe6 fxe6 17. Qxe6+ Kf8 18. Qd6+ {1/2-1/2 (30) Jobava,B (2687)-Wojtaszek,R (2745) Linares 2017}) 15... Rd8 $1 16. Rxb7 {[#] aiming for Nc6.} Ne5 17. f4 Nc6 18. Nxc6 Qc5+ 19. Kh1 { [%csl Gc6][%cal Rd1d8]} Qxc6 20. Qb3 {[#] Strongly threatening Qb4.} (20. Qb1 $5 {[%cal Rb1b4]} O-O 21. Rxa7 $14) 20... Qxe4 {The position is equal.} 21. f5 O-O 22. fxe6 fxe6 23. Rxa7 Rf7 $132 {[%mdl 2048] Black puts up resistance} 24. Rxf7 (24. Qg3+ {is more complex.} Qg6 25. Ra6 Qxg3 26. hxg3 e5 27. Rfxf6 Rxf6 28. Rxf6 e4 29. Kh2) 24... Kxf7 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} 25. Qc3 Qd4 26. Qf3 Rd5 27. h3 h5 28. a4 h4 29. Qf4 Qxf4 30. Rxf4 {KR-KR} Rd1+ 31. Kh2 e5 32. Rxh4 f5 33. Rb4 Ra1 34. h4 Kg6 35. g4 fxg4 36. Rxg4+ Kf5 37. Rb4 e4 38. Kg2 Kf4 39. h5 Ra2+ 40. Kh3 Ra3+ 41. Kg2 Ra2+ {Precision: White = 71%, Black = 78%. } 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.09"] [Round "9"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Meier, Georg"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A06"] [WhiteElo "2789"] [BlackElo "2648"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "103"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 10,103,22,-3,-2,-10,0,0,6,0,30,0,0,0,0,-3,0,-22,-16,-23,-16,-58,24,29, 38,34,28,0,0,0,0,7,9,0,0,-29,-15,-17,-11,-35,-28,-35,-29,-35,-24,-25,-25,-43, -32,-78,-26,-24,-35,-35,-35,-37,-18,-59,-59,-66,-70,-66,-62,-70,-62,-64,-62, -62,0,-62,-62,-67,0,-33,0,-70,-66,-68,-72,-68,0,0,0,0,0,-8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0] } 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Be7 5. d4 b5 6. Qd3 {LiveBook: 3 Games. A46: 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 e6: Torre, London and Colle Systems} (6. Nbd2 Bb7 7. Ne5 Nbd7 8. c4 bxc4 9. Ndxc4 c5 10. Bf4 O-O 11. Rc1 Rc8 12. Qa4 Nxe5 13. dxe5 Bc6 { 1/2-1/2 (33) Radjabov,T (2738)-Aronian,L (2784) Berlin 2015}) 6... O-O 7. Bg5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 7. Qxb5 Ba6 8. Qa5 Bxe2 9. Re1 Nc6 10. Qa4 Bxf3 11. Bxf3 Qd7 12. b3 Nb4 13. Qxd7 Nxd7 {1-0 (40) Landa,K (2617)-Barbot,P (2453) Escaldes 2017}) 7... c6 8. Nbd2 a5 9. e4 Ba6 10. Rfe1 h6 11. Bxf6 Bxf6 12. c3 b4 13. c4 dxc4 14. Nxc4 Ra7 15. Qc2 Bxc4 (15... c5 $15) 16. Qxc4 $11 Rd7 {[%cal Rf6d4]} 17. Rad1 Qb6 18. Bf1 Rfd8 {[%cal Rf6d4]} 19. e5 Be7 20. Rc1 Qa7 21. Rc2 c5 22. Rec1 {[%cal Rd4c5]} cxd4 23. Qd3 a4 24. b3 axb3 25. axb3 Qa5 26. Rc8 g6 27. h4 Kg7 28. h5 gxh5 29. Be2 Rxc8 ({Black should play} 29... Rd5 $17 {Strongly threatening ...Nd7.} 30. Bd1 Qa6) 30. Rxc8 Rd8 31. Rxd8 Bxd8 32. Qe4 Nd7 33. Bd3 Nf8 34. Nxd4 Qc5 35. Nf3 Bb6 36. Qe2 Nd7 37. Kg2 Qd5 38. Bc4 Qc5 ({Black should try} 38... Qb7 $15 39. Bd3 Qd5) 39. Bb5 (39. Bd3 $1 $11) 39... Nf8 $15 40. Bd3 Nd7 41. Bb5 Nf8 42. Bd3 Ng6 43. Qc2 Qc3 44. Be4 Bc7 (44... Ne7 $15) 45. Bxg6 $1 $11 {The position is equal.} fxg6 46. Qe4 $1 Qc5 47. Qh4 {[#] Hoping for Qf6+.} Bxe5 48. Nxe5 Qxe5 49. Qe7+ Kg8 50. Qe8+ Kg7 {And now ...Qd5+ would win.} 51. Qe7+ Kg8 52. Qe8+ {Precision: White = 54%, Black = 60%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.09"] [Round "9"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B67"] [WhiteElo "2776"] [BlackElo "2843"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "81"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 20,81,48,39,35,31,26,12,12,21,14,0,0,-20,2,0,40,23,24,25,19,6,11,4,6,3, 13,0,0,0,7,14,63,16,30,20,38,44,40,0,54,16,24,16,13,14,18,18,15,15,8,12,21,14, 10,15,23,0,0,0,0,0,8,0]} 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 {B67: Sicilian: Richter-Rauzer: 7...a6 8 0-0-0 Bd7, lines without 9 f4 Be7} 11. Kb1 {LiveBook: 7 Games} (11. h4 Qc7 12. Kb1 b5 13. Qd2 b4 14. Ne2 a5 15. g4 h5 16. gxh5 Nxh5 17. Nd4 Rb8 18. Bh3 g6 19. Rhg1 {0-1 (54) Areshchenko,A (2652)-Demchenko,A (2645) Tbilisi 2017}) 11... b5 12. Bxf6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12. g4 O-O 13. Be3 Bc6 14. h4 Nd7 15. h5 h6 16. Qd2 Rc8 17. a3 Ne5 18. Qg2 {1/2-1/2 (40) Gleichmann,M (2550)-Laghetti,G (2457) ICCF email 2015}) 12... gxf6 {White is slightly better.} 13. Ne2 Rc8 14. Qd2 Qb6 15. Nf4 h5 16. g3 Rc7 17. Bd3 { [%cal Bf1d3,Bd3c2,Bc2b3][%mdl 32]} Kd8 18. c3 Kc8 19. Bc2 Kb8 20. a3 a5 21. Bb3 Rb7 22. Nd3 Bc6 23. Rhe1 Rd8 24. f4 d5 25. exd5 exd5 26. Ka1 Bf8 27. Rc1 Ka7 28. Ba2 Rc7 29. Red1 Bb7 (29... Bd7 $11) 30. Ne1 d4 31. Nc2 {[%cal Rc2d4]} d3 32. Nd4 Bc5 33. Qxd3 Bxd4 $1 34. cxd4 Rxd4 35. Qe2 {[#] Hoping for Rxc7.} Rxc1+ 36. Rxc1 b4 37. Bxf7 h4 38. Qe3 Rd7 {The position is equal.} 39. Qxb6+ Kxb6 40. Be6 Rd2 41. gxh4 {Precision: White = 42%, Black = 64%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.09"] [Round "9"] [White "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C43"] [WhiteElo "2735"] [BlackElo "2784"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "80"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 9,80,8,6,0,1,18,12,2,13,0,0,0,0,0,0,-14,-14,0,0,-15,0,-35,-34,-29,-14, -22,-20,-32,-34,-42,-33,-31,-32,-37,0,0,0,0,-21,-16,-27,-88,0,-41,-39,-102,-73, -77,-89,-142,-139,-204,-184,-176,-169,-162,-137,-254,-227,-278,-127,-127,-133, -333,-355,-384,-381,-608,-610,-602,-594,-606,-586]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 { [%cal Bg8f6,Bf6e4,Be4c5][%mdl 32]} 3. d4 Nxe4 4. dxe5 d5 5. Nbd2 Qd7 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 5... Nxd2 6. Bxd2 Be7 7. Bd3 c5 8. c3 Nc6 9. O-O Bg4 10. Re1 Qd7 11. h3 Bh5 12. Bf4 Qe6 13. a3 O-O {0-1 (69) Grischuk,A (2767)-Caruana,F (2784) Berlin 2018}) 6. Bd3 {C43: Petroff Defence: 3 d4} Nc5 7. Be2 g6 8. Nb3 { The position is equal.} Ne6 9. Be3 c5 10. Ng5 {Black should prevent Nxe6.} b6 11. Nxe6 fxe6 12. a4 Bb7 13. O-O Nc6 {[%cal Bb8c6,Bc6e7,Be7f5][%mdl 32]} 14. f4 Bh6 15. a5 Ne7 16. Bg4 d4 17. Bc1 O-O 18. Qd3 Bd5 19. Qh3 Bg7 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black fights for an advantage.} 20. Nd2 Nf5 21. c4 dxc3 22. bxc3 Rad8 23. axb6 axb6 24. Re1 b5 25. Ne4 (25. Bf3 $11 {remains equal.}) 25... Qe7 (25... Bxe4 $1 $17 26. Rxe4 h5 27. Bxf5 Qd1+ 28. Kf2 Rxf5) 26. Ng5 {[%csl Gg5][%cal Rh3h7]} h6 27. Nf3 ({White should try} 27. Ne4 $15) 27... Bc6 28. Bxf5 gxf5 ({Don't play} 28... exf5 $6 29. Nh4 $11) 29. Be3 (29. Qh4 $142 Qxh4 30. Nxh4) 29... Rd3 $17 30. Rac1 (30. c4 $17) 30... Ra8 $1 $19 31. Qh4 Qxh4 32. Nxh4 c4 33. Kf2 {[#]} ( 33. Bc5 $17 {might work better.}) 33... Bf8 $1 34. Nf3 Bd5 (34... Bxf3 $19 { and Black stays clearly on top.} 35. Kxf3 Bc5) 35. Nd4 $17 Bc5 36. Nxf5 $2 {[#] } (36. Nc2 $17 Ba3 37. Nxa3 Rxa3 38. Rb1) 36... Ba3 $1 $19 {[%cal Ra3c1]} 37. Nxh6+ Kg7 38. f5 (38. Rc2 $142 Kxh6 39. f5+ Kg7 40. f6+ Kf7 41. h4) 38... Bxc1 {Black is clearly winning.} 39. Bxc1 Rxc3 {Hoping for ...Ra2+.} 40. f6+ Kg6 { Precision: White = 39%, Black = 73%.} 0-1 [Event "5th GRENKE Chess Classic 2018"] [Site "Baden-Baden"] [Date "2018.04.09"] [Round "9"] [White "Hou, Yifan"] [Black "Naiditsch, Arkadij"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C54"] [WhiteElo "2654"] [BlackElo "2701"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "127"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,127,10,22,18,16,18,20,-8,10,0,18,0,33,16,16,27,13,19,73,36,63,11,74, 64,72,60,58,65,65,64,64,70,68,70,70,76,71,81,79,62,66,47,59,18,104,5,12,16,10, 16,99,85,185,185,185,185,185,185,167,157,185,118,185,87,87,0,0,0,0,0,40,86,75, 0,26,26,87,87,87,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. O-O h6 7. Re1 a5 { C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3} (7... O-O 8. h3 a6 9. a4 Re8 10. b4 Ba7 11. Nbd2 Be6 12. Bxe6 Rxe6 13. Qc2 Qd7 14. Nf1 Ne7 15. Ng3 Ng6 16. c4 {1/2-1/2 (45) Karjakin,S (2763)-Anand,V (2776) Moscow 2018}) 8. Nbd2 {[%cal Bb1d2,Bd2f1,Bf1e3,Be3c2][%mdl 32]} O-O 9. Nf1 Be6 {LiveBook: 5 Games} 10. Bxe6 fxe6 11. Be3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. a4 Rf7 12. Ng3 d5 13. exd5 exd5 14. d4 exd4 15. cxd4 {1/2-1/2 (28) Rook,D (2477)-Holroyd,K (2529) ICCF email 2015}) 11... Bxe3 12. Nxe3 d5 13. h3 a4 14. Qe2 a3 15. b4 {[%cal Bb2b4,Bb4b5] [%mdl 32]} d4 16. cxd4 exd4 17. Nc2 Nh5 (17... b5 $11) 18. b5 Nf4 19. Qd1 (19. Qf1 $14 Ne7 20. g3 (20. Nfxd4 e5 $14) 20... Nxh3+ 21. Qxh3 Rxf3 22. Qxe6+ Kh7 23. e5) 19... Ne5 (19... Na7 $11 20. Ncxd4 Qf6) 20. Nxe5 $16 {[#] Nf3 is the strong threat.} Qg5 {[%csl Gf4][%cal Rg5g2]} 21. Ng4 h5 22. Nxd4 {Black must now prevent Nf3.} hxg4 23. Qxg4 ({Not} 23. hxg4 $2 Rad8 $19) 23... Qxg4 24. hxg4 Rad8 25. Nb3 $1 {Hoping for d4.} Nxd3 26. Re2 b6 27. f3 Rd7 28. Rc2 Rfd8 29. Kf1 g5 30. Ke2 Rh7 {[#]} (30... Kf7 $11) 31. Rd2 (31. Nd2 $1 $16) 31... Nf4+ $1 $11 32. Kf2 Rxd2+ 33. Nxd2 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame White wants to play Nc4. KRN-KRN} Rh2 (33... Rd7 $1 $11 {remains equal.} 34. Nf1 e5) 34. Rg1 $16 Nh3+ (34... Rh7 $16 {might work better.}) 35. Kg3 $18 Nxg1 36. Kxh2 {KN-KN} Ne2 37. Nc4 Nc3 38. Nxa3 Nxa2 39. g3 (39. Kg1 $18) 39... Nb4 (39... e5 $16 { was called for.} 40. Nc4 Nc3 41. Nxe5 Nxb5) 40. Kg2 (40. Kg1 $18) 40... c6 $16 41. f4 ({Better is} 41. Kf2 $16) 41... cxb5 $11 42. Nxb5 {Strongly threatening e5.} e5 43. Kf3 Nd3 {[%cal Re5f4]} 44. Ke3 Nc5 45. f5 ({Much weaker is} 45. fxg5 Kf7 $11) ({White should play} 45. fxe5 $16 {Threatens to win with Kd4.} Kf7 46. Kd4) 45... Kf7 46. Nc7 Nb7 (46... Kg7 $11) 47. Ne6 Kf6 48. Nf8 ({ White should try} 48. Kd3 $16) 48... Ke7 $1 {[%cal Re7f8] The position is equal.} 49. Nh7 b5 $1 {[%cal Bb6b5,Bb5b4,Bb4b3,Bb3b2][%mdl 32]} 50. Nxg5 b4 51. Nf3 b3 52. Nd2 Nc5 53. g5 {[%cal Bg4g5,Bg5g6][%mdl 32]} b2 54. Nb1 Kf7 55. g6+ Kg7 56. g4 Kf6 57. Kf3 Kg7 58. g5 Nd3 59. Ke2 Nc5 60. Ke3 Na4 61. Ke2 Nc5 62. Kf3 Nd3 63. Kg4 Nf4 64. Kf3 {Precision: White = 41%, Black = 51%.} 1/2-1/2
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (GER), 31 iii-9 iv 2018 cat. XX (2736)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2784 * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 2896
2. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2843 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 2803
3. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2794 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 5 2772
4. Vitiugov, Nikita g RUS 2735 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 5 2778
5. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2789 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 5 2772
6. Bluebaum, Matthias g GER 2631 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ 2747
7. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2776 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 * ½ ½ ½ 2651
8. Hou, Yifan g CHN 2654 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 2664
9. Naiditsch, Arkadij g AZE 2701 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 2659
10. Meier, Georg g GER 2648 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * 3 2620
Round 1 (March 31, 2018)
Caruana, Fabiano - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 59 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Bluebaum, Matthias - Vitiugov, Nikita 0-1 25 D12 Slav Defence
Anand, Viswanathan - Hou, Yifan ½-½ 48 A15 English counter King's Fianchetto
Naiditsch, Arkadij - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 44 A48 King's Indian Defence /c2-c4
Meier, Georg - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 42 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 2 (April 1, 2018)
Caruana, Fabiano - Bluebaum, Matthias ½-½ 36 C11 French Defence
Carlsen, Magnus - Hou, Yifan 1-0 61 C24 Bishop's Opening
Aronian, Levon - Naiditsch, Arkadij 1-0 35 E70 King's Indian Fianchetto
Vitiugov, Nikita - Meier, Georg 1-0 39 C02 French Advance
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 38 B48 Sicilian Paulsen
Round 3 (April 2, 2018)
Bluebaum, Matthias - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 60 E92 King's Indian Classical
Anand, Viswanathan - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 31 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Hou, Yifan - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 0-1 46 A04 Dutch System
Naiditsch, Arkadij - Vitiugov, Nikita ½-½ 43 C77 Ruy Lopez Anderssen
Meier, Georg - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 37 C69 Ruy Lopez Exchange
Round 4 (April 4, 2018)
Caruana, Fabiano - Naiditsch, Arkadij 1-0 42 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Carlsen, Magnus - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 40 A04 Dutch System
Aronian, Levon - Hou, Yifan ½-½ 39 A14 Reti Opening
Vitiugov, Nikita - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 38 C02 French Advance
Bluebaum, Matthias - Meier, Georg ½-½ 44 E00 Catalan
Round 5 (April 5, 2018)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 36 C88 Ruy Lopez Closed
Anand, Viswanathan - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 41 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Hou, Yifan - Vitiugov, Nikita ½-½ 39 C92 Ruy Lopez Chigorin
Naiditsch, Arkadij - Bluebaum, Matthias ½-½ 65 A13 Reti Opening
Meier, Georg - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 43 E10 Blumenfeld Counter Gambit
Round 6 (April 6, 2018)
Caruana, Fabiano - Hou, Yifan ½-½ 98 C42 Petroff's Defence
Carlsen, Magnus - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 52 A18 English Opening
Vitiugov, Nikita - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 68 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Bluebaum, Matthias - Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 45 D30 Queen's Gambit (without Nc3)
Meier, Georg - Naiditsch, Arkadij 0-1 33 E10 Blumenfeld Counter Gambit
Round 7 (April 7, 2018)
Aronian, Levon - Vitiugov, Nikita ½-½ 40 A11 Reti Opening
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 36 A29 English Four Knights
Anand, Viswanathan - Meier, Georg ½-½ 45 C10 French Rubinstein
Hou, Yifan - Bluebaum, Matthias ½-½ 46 A13 Reti Opening
Naiditsch, Arkadij - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 42 B91 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.g3
Round 8 (April 8, 2018)
Caruana, Fabiano - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 32 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Carlsen, Magnus - Vitiugov, Nikita ½-½ 65 C77 Ruy Lopez Anderssen
Bluebaum, Matthias - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 45 A34 English Symmetrical
Naiditsch, Arkadij - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 38 C53 Giuoco Piano
Meier, Georg - Hou, Yifan ½-½ 33 E06 Catalan
Round 9 (April 9, 2018)
Aronian, Levon - Bluebaum, Matthias ½-½ 41 D39 QGD Ragozin
Vitiugov, Nikita - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 40 C43 Petroff's Defence
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Meier, Georg ½-½ 52 A07 Barcza System
Anand, Viswanathan - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 41 B67 Sicilian Rauzer
Hou, Yifan - Naiditsch, Arkadij ½-½ 64 C53 Giuoco Piano
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