GRENKE Chess Classic 2019 R6

GRENKE Chess Classic 2019 R6

World Champion Magnus Carlsen leads the GRENKE Chess Classic with 4,5/6, no less than 6 players follow with 3,5/6.

Aronian – Keymer ½-½

Meier – Carlsen 0-1
Naiditsch – Anand 1-0
Vallejo – Caruana ½-½
Aronian – Keymer ½-½
Svidler – Vachier-Lagrave ½-½
LIVE RATINGS

26 April 2019, 20:00 GMT

# Name Classic +/− Rapid Blitz Age
1 Carlsen 2863.8 +18.8 2869.0 2954.0 28
2 Caruana 2814.1 −4.9 2813.0 2804.0 26
3 Ding Liren 2801.5 −7.5 2760.0 2773.0 26
4 Giri 2783.4 −13.6 2769.0 2770.0 24
5 ↑3 Vachier-Lagrave 2781.5 +8.5 2800.0 2933.0 28
6 ↓1 Mamedyarov 2781.3 −11.7 2810.0 2757.0 34
7 ↓1 Anand 2775.2 +1.2 2733.0 2747.0 49
8 ↓1 Nepomniachtchi 2773.0 0.0 2785.0 2778.0 28
9 Grischuk 2772.1 +1.1 2738.0 2750.0 35
10 ↑6 Nakamura 2760.7 +14.7 2824.0 2934.0 31

[Event “6th GRENKE Chess Classic 2019”]
[Site “Baden-Baden”]
[Date “2019.04.26”]
[Round “6.3”]
[White “Meier, Georg”]
[Black “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A05”]
[WhiteElo “2628”]
[BlackElo “2845”]
[Annotator “RC”]
[PlyCount “116”]
[EventDate “2019.03.30”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “GER”]
[Tiebreak “Number of black wins+Number of black games+Koya”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]
[TimeControl “40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30”]

1. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 2. g3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} g6 {
[%emt 0:00:22]} 3. Bg2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Bg7 {[%emt 0:00:12]} 4. O-O {[%emt 0:
00:34]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:10]} 5. d4 {[%emt 0:00:10]} d6 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 6. b3 {
[%emt 0:04:17]} b5 {[%emt 0:01:34]} 7. Bb2 {[%emt 0:02:42]} Bb7 {[%emt 0:01:32]
} 8. Nbd2 {[%emt 0:00:32]} Nbd7 {[%emt 0:03:18]} 9. c4 {[%emt 0:02:47]} bxc4 {
[%emt 0:08:38]} 10. Nxc4 {[%emt 0:01:36]} a5 {[%emt 0:00:22]} 11. Rc1 {[%emt 0:
03:55]} c5 {[%emt 0:01:31]} 12. dxc5 {[%emt 0:00:34]} Nxc5 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 13.
Bd4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Ncd7 {[%emt 0:00:59]} 14. a4 {[%emt 0:05:04]} Ra6 {
[%emt 0:03:35]} 15. Na3 {[%emt 0:09:14]} Qa8 {[%emt 0:01:56]} 16. Nb5 {[%emt 0:
02:03]} Rc6 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 17. Rxc6 {[%emt 0:33:15]} Bxc6 {[%emt 0:00:03]}
18. Ne1 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Bxg2 {[%emt 0:02:12]} 19. Nxg2 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Rc8 {
[%emt 0:02:40]} 20. Na7 {[%emt 0:03:47]} Rd8 {[%emt 0:00:16]} 21. Qc2 {[%emt 0:
04:35]} e5 {[%emt 0:07:40]} 22. Be3 {[%emt 0:00:16]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:52]} 23.
Nc6 {[%emt 0:07:02]} Re8 {[%emt 0:01:25]} 24. Bd2 {[%emt 0:03:53]} Ne4 {
[%emt 0:06:10]} 25. Nxa5 {[%emt 0:11:00]} Rc8 {[%emt 0:02:01]} 26. Qa2 {
[%emt 0:01:08]} Ndf6 {[%emt 0:10:37]} 27. Be1 {[%emt 0:02:46]} Nc3 {[%emt 0:10:
20]} 28. Bxc3 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Rxc3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 29. b4 {[%emt 0:00:14]}
Bf8 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 30. Qb2 {[%emt 0:06:43]} d4 {[%emt 0:02:15]} 31. e3 {
[%emt 0:00:02]} Ne4 {[%emt 0:01:07]} 32. exd4 {[%emt 0:01:18]} exd4 {[%emt 0:
00:10]} 33. Nb3 {[%emt 0:01:41]} d3 {[%emt 0:01:37]} 34. Rc1 {[%emt 0:03:57]}
Rxc1+ {[%emt 0:06:06]} 35. Qxc1 {[%emt 0:00:14]} Qxa4 {[%emt 0:00:56]} 36. Qc4
{[%emt 0:00:24]} Nc5 {[%emt 0:02:46]} 37. Nd2 {[%emt 0:01:12]} Qa1+ {[%emt 0:
00:15]} 38. Nf1 {[%emt 0:00:12]} d2 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 39. Nge3 {[%emt 0:00:34]}
Ne6 {[%emt 0:00:43]} 40. Qb3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Qe1 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 41. Kg2 {
[%emt 0:11:07]} Bxb4 {[%emt 0:17:08]} 42. Qb2 {[%emt 0:08:40]} h5 {[%emt 0:06:
15]} 43. h4 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Ba5 {[%emt 0:02:22]} 44. Qb8+ {[%emt 0:06:21]} Nf8
{[%emt 0:00:56]} 45. Qa8 {[%emt 0:05:34]} Bc3 {[%emt 0:00:25]} 46. Qc6 {
[%emt 0:04:51]} Qc1 {[%emt 0:01:09]} 47. Qd5 {[%emt 0:01:49]} Ne6 {[%emt 0:00:
42]} 48. Qc4 {[%emt 0:01:47]} Ba5 {[%emt 0:05:43]} 49. Qd5 {[%emt 0:02:23]} Bb4
{[%emt 0:01:37]} 50. Qb5 {[%emt 0:00:18]} Qc3 {[%emt 0:06:43]} 51. Qd5 {
[%emt 0:01:37]} Qc1 {[%emt 0:12:42]} 52. Qb5 {[%emt 0:03:18]} Bc3 {[%emt 0:01:
59]} 53. Qa4 {[%emt 0:04:11]} Bd4 {[%emt 0:03:06]} 54. Nd1 {[%emt 0:00:54]} Kg7
{[%emt 0:01:47]} 55. Kf3 {[%emt 0:02:43]} Bf6 {[%emt 0:05:25]} 56. Ke2 {
[%emt 0:02:13]} Nd4+ {[%emt 0:00:25]} 57. Kd3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Qb1+ {[%emt 0:
00:20]} 58. Kxd2 {[%emt 0:01:37]} Qe4 {[%emt 0:00:07] Ke3 Qb1} 0-1

[Event “6th GRENKE Chess Classic 2019”]
[Site “Baden-Baden”]
[Date “2019.04.26”]
[Round “6.1”]
[White “Vallejo Pons, Francisco”]
[Black “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C48”]
[WhiteElo “2693”]
[BlackElo “2819”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “41”]
[EventDate “2019.03.30”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “GER”]
[Tiebreak “Number of black wins+Number of black games+Koya”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Nd4 5. Bc4 Bc5 6. Nxe5 Qe7 {
C48: Four Knights: 4 Bb5, replies other than 4…Bb4} 7. Nf3 (7. Bxf7+ Kf8 $17)
7… d5 $1 {[%cal Rd5c4]} ({Reject} 7… Nxe4 $6 8. Nd5 $16) 8. Bxd5 Bg4 $132 {
[%mdl 2048] Black is not holding back} 9. d3 ({Much weaker is} 9. Bxb7 Rb8 $19)
9… O-O-O 10. Be3 Nxd5 11. Nxd5 Rxd5 12. exd5 Re8 $1 13. O-O Bxf3 $1 14. gxf3
Bd6 {[#] Threatens to win with …Qh4.} 15. f4 (15. Bxd4 {leads to mate.} Qg5+
16. Kh1 {[#]} Qf4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 17. Be5 Bxe5 18. h3 Qh2#) 15… Qh4 $1 {
[%cal Rh4h3]} 16. Bxd4 (16. Kh1 $16) 16… Bxf4 $11 {[%csl Gf4][%cal Rh4h2]
The position is equal.} 17. Kg2 {[#]} Qg5+ $146 ({Predecessor:} 17… Qxh2+ 18.
Kf3 Qh3+ 19. Kxf4 Qh2+ 20. Kf3 Qh3+ {1/2-1/2 (20) Kravtsiv,M (2654)-Wang,H
(2711) Abu Dhabi 2018}) 18. Kh1 {Black must now prevent Qf3.} Qh4 $1 {[%csl
Gf4][%cal Rh4h2]} 19. Kg2 {h3 is the strong threat.} Qg5+ 20. Kh1 {aiming for
Qf3.} Qh4 $1 {[%csl Gf4][%cal Rh4h2]} 21. Kg2 1/2-1/2

[Event “6th GRENKE Chess Classic 2019”]
[Site “Baden-Baden”]
[Date “2019.04.26”]
[Round “6.2”]
[White “Naiditsch, Arkadij”]
[Black “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C48”]
[WhiteElo “2695”]
[BlackElo “2774”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “59”]
[EventDate “2019.03.30”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “GER”]
[Tiebreak “Number of black wins+Number of black games+Koya”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Nd4 5. Ba4 c6 6. Nxe5 d6 7. Nf3 Bg4
$1 {[#] Hoping for …Qa5.} 8. d3 {C48: Four Knights: 4 Bb5, replies other
than 4…Bb4} d5 {aiming for …dxe4.} 9. exd5 Nxd5 {Threatens to win with …
Bb4.} 10. O-O {Black must now prevent Qe1+.The position is equal.} Be7 11. Re1
Nc7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11… O-O 12. Nxd5 cxd5 13. c3 Bxf3 14. gxf3 Ne6 15.
f4 d4 {1/2-1/2 (34) Rublevsky,S (2652)-Bacrot,E (2725) Khanty-Mansiysk 2005})
12. Bg5 Nxf3+ (12… Nce6 {with more complications.} 13. Nxd4 Bxd1 14. Nxe6
fxe6 15. Rxe6 Bg4) 13. gxf3 Be6 14. Bxe7 Qxe7 15. Bb3 O-O-O 16. Qd2 Qf6 17. Qe3
Kb8 18. f4 Bf5 19. Qg3 Ne6 20. Bxe6 fxe6 21. Re5 h5 22. Kh1 h4 23. Qe3 Rhf8 24.
Rg1 Rf7 25. a3 h3 26. Rg5 Rdf8 (26… b6 $16 27. a4 c5) 27. Ne2 $18 {[%cal
Bc3e2,Be2g3,Bg3h5,Bh5g7][%mdl 32]} c5 28. Ng3 ({Don’t do} 28. Rxc5 Qxb2 29. Nd4
a6 $16) ({Worse is} 28. Qxc5 Rc7 $11) 28… Bh7 $2 {[#]} (28… c4 {might work
better.} 29. Nxf5 {[%mdl 64] Discovered Attack} (29. dxc4 Bxc2 30. Rxe6 Qd8 $16
) 29… exf5) 29. Nh5 ({Weaker is} 29. Qxc5 Qxf4 30. Qe3 Qxe3 $15) 29… Qd8
30. Nxg7 {Accuracy: White = 68%, Black = 17%.} 1-0

[Event “6th GRENKE Chess Classic 2019”]
[Site “Baden-Baden”]
[Date “2019.04.26”]
[Round “6.4”]
[White “Aronian, Levon”]
[Black “Keymer, Vincent”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B23”]
[WhiteElo “2763”]
[BlackElo “2516”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “104”]
[EventDate “2019.03.30”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “GER”]
[Tiebreak “Number of black wins+Number of black games+Koya”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 a6 3. Nge2
d6 4. g3 Nf6 5. Bg2 Nc6 6. O-O e6 7. d4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bd7 9. Re1 Be7 10. Nxc6
Bxc6 11. e5 dxe5 12. Bxc6+ bxc6 13. Rxe5 {B80: Sicilian Scheveningen: 6 g3 and
6 Be3, including English Attack} O-O {[#]} 14. Qxd8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14.
Bd2 Qb6 15. Rb1 Rfd8 16. Qe2 Ng4 17. Be3 Nxe3 18. Rxe3 Rd4 19. Rd3 Rxd3 20.
Qxd3 Rd8 21. Qe2 h6 22. Ne4 Qd4 23. Nc3 Qb6 24. Ne4 Qd4 25. Nc3 Qb6 {1/2-1/2
(25) Macieja,B (2613)-Guliyev,N (2526) Warsaw 2005}) 14… Rfxd8 15. Re2 c5 16.
Na4 Rd1+ 17. Kg2 Rad8 18. b3 Nd5 {[#] Strongly threatening …Bf6.} 19. c3 Rc8
20. Re4 Nf6 21. Re2 Nd5 22. Rd2 (22. c4 {is interesting.} Nb4 23. Bb2 Rdd8 24.
f4 g6 25. Be5) 22… Rxd2 23. Bxd2 c4 24. Nb2 Bf6 25. Nxc4 Bxc3 26. Rd1 Bxd2
27. Rxd2 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} g5 28. Kf3 Kg7 29. Ne3 Rc3 30. Rc2 (
30. Ke4 {seems wilder.} Nxe3 31. fxe3 Rc5 32. Kd4 Rd5+ 33. Kc3) 30… f5 31.
Rxc3 Nxc3 {KN-KN} 32. a4 {[%cal Ba2a4,Ba4a5,Ba5a6,Ba6a7][%mdl 32]} g4+ 33. Kg2
$1 Kf6 34. Nc2 Ne4 35. b4 Nc3 (35… Ke5 $1 $15) 36. b5 {The position is equal.
} axb5 37. a5 Nd5 38. a6 Nc7 39. a7 Ke5 40. Kf1 $1 Kd5 {[#] White must now
prevent …Kc5.} 41. Nb4+ $1 Kc4 42. Nc6 Kd3 43. Ke1 Na8 44. Nd8 e5 {Threatens
to win with …b4.} 45. Nc6 Ke4 46. Kd2 Kd5 47. Nb4+ Kc4 48. Nc6 Kd5 49. Nb4+
Ke4 50. Nc6 f4 51. Kc3 Kd5 52. Nb4+ Ke4 {Accuracy: White = 75%, Black = 82%.}
1/2-1/2

[Event “6th GRENKE Chess Classic 2019”]
[Site “Baden-Baden”]
[Date “2019.04.26”]
[Round “6.5”]
[White “Svidler, Peter”]
[Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A34”]
[WhiteElo “2735”]
[BlackElo “2773”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “69”]
[EventDate “2019.03.30”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “GER”]
[Tiebreak “Number of black wins+Number of black games+Koya”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

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} (6. bxc3 {feels hotter.} Nc6 7.
d4 e6 8. Bd3 b6 9. O-O) 6… Qc7 7. e4 e6 8. Be3 Bd7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 8…
Nd7 9. Nd2 Be7 10. Qg4 O-O 11. Qg3 Bd6 12. f4 f5 13. e5 {1-0 (40) Matlakov,M
(2683)-Lagarde,M (2615) Bastia 2018}) 9. Nd2 Bc6 10. Qg4 Nd7 11. Qg3 O-O-O 12.
Bf4 e5 13. Bg5 f6 14. Be3 g6 15. Qh3 Kb8 16. Be2 Nb6 17. b3 h5 18. O-O {[#]}
Bh6 (18… Be7 $1 $17 19. a4 Bd7) 19. Bxh6 $11 {The position is equal.} Rxh6
20. Qe3 Rh7 21. Rfd1 Rhd7 22. Nf1 Rxd1 23. Rxd1 Rxd1 24. Bxd1 Nc8 25. f3 Qd6
26. Be2 Ne7 27. Qh6 f5 $1 28. Ne3 {aiming for exf5.} fxe4 29. Nc4 Qf6 {[%cal
Re4f3]} 30. fxe4 Kc7 31. g3 Ng8 32. Qh7+ Ne7 33. Qh6 Ng8 34. Qh7+ Ne7 35. Qh6 {
Accuracy: White = 61%, Black = 70%.} 1/2-1/2


GRENKE Chess Classic 2019 (Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER) 
Thu 18th Apr 2019 – Mon 22nd Apr 2019 – Official Site

GRENKE Chess Classic 2019 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 100:50:15+30spm(1)) – Games in PGN:

RENKE Chess Classic 2019 Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER (GER), 18-22 iv 2019 cat. XIX (2724)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2845 * ½ ½ . ½ . . 1 1 1 2880
2. Naiditsch, Arkadij g AZE 2695 ½ * . ½ 1 ½ 0 . 1 . 2791
3. Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2819 ½ . * ½ ½ . ½ ½ 1 . 2779
4. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2773 . ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ . . 1 2792
5. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2774 ½ 0 ½ ½ * . . 1 1 . 2780
6. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2763 . ½ . ½ . * 1 ½ ½ ½ 2730
7. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2735 . 1 ½ ½ . 0 * ½ . 1 2785
8. Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2693 0 . ½ . 0 ½ ½ * . ½ 2 2635
9. Keymer, Vincent m GER 2516 0 0 0 . 0 ½ . . * 1 2561
10. Meier, Georg g GER 2628 0 . . 0 . ½ 0 ½ 0 * 1 2447
Round 1 (April 20, 2019)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime – Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 20 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Aronian, Levon – Naiditsch, Arkadij ½-½ 41 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Svidler, Peter – Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 40 B33 Sicilian Sveshnikov
Keymer, Vincent – Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 81 A56 Old Indian Defence
Meier, Georg – Vallejo Pons, Francisco ½-½ 25 D02 Queen’s Pawn Game
Round 2 (April 21, 2019)
Naiditsch, Arkadij – Svidler, Peter 0-1 39 C69 Ruy Lopez Exchange
Caruana, Fabiano – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 49 B23 Sicilian Closed
Anand, Viswanathan – Keymer, Vincent 1-0 43 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Vallejo Pons, Francisco – Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 73 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
Meier, Georg – Aronian, Levon ½-½ 29 B52 Sicilian Rossolimo
Round 3 (April 22, 2019)
Carlsen, Magnus – Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 63 A22 English Opening
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime – Naiditsch, Arkadij ½-½ 42 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Aronian, Levon – Vallejo Pons, Francisco ½-½ 31 C11 French Defence
Svidler, Peter – Meier, Georg 1-0 37 C11 French Defence
Keymer, Vincent – Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 42 E11 Bogo Indian Defence
Round 4 (April 23, 2019)
Naiditsch, Arkadij – Keymer, Vincent 1-0 36 B23 Sicilian Closed
Caruana, Fabiano – Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 71 B33 Sicilian Sveshnikov
Aronian, Levon – Svidler, Peter 1-0 38 C88 Ruy Lopez Closed
Vallejo Pons, Francisco – Anand, Viswanathan 0-1 47 B11 Caro Kann Two Knights
Meier, Georg – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 0-1 94 D90 Gruenfeld Flohr
Round 5 (April 24, 2019)
Carlsen, Magnus – Naiditsch, Arkadij ½-½ 60 A29 English Four Knights
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime – Aronian, Levon ½-½ 25 C88 Ruy Lopez Closed
Anand, Viswanathan – Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 40 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Svidler, Peter – Vallejo Pons, Francisco ½-½ 41 C55 Two Knights Defence
Keymer, Vincent – Meier, Georg 1-0 81 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Round 6 (April 26, 2019)
Naiditsch, Arkadij – Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 30 C48 Four Knights Rubinstein
Aronian, Levon – Keymer, Vincent ½-½ 52 B23 Sicilian Closed
Svidler, Peter – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 35 A34 English Symmetrical
Vallejo Pons, Francisco – Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 21 C48 Four Knights Rubinstein
Meier, Georg – Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 58 A05 Various