GRENKE Chess Classic 2019 R8

GRENKE Chess Classic 2019 R8

ROUND 8

GM Vallejo Pons (2½) 2693 ½ – ½ GM Naiditsch, A. (3½) 2695

GM Meier, Georg (2) 2628 0 – 1 GM Caruana, F. (4½) 2819

GM Svidler, P. (4) 2735 0 – 1 GM Carlsen, M. (5½) 2845

GM Vachier-Lagr. (4) 2773 1 – 0 IM Keymer, V. (2) 2516

GM Aronian, L. (3½) 2763 ½ – ½ GM Anand, V. (3½) 2774

Pairings of Round 9 (29.04.2019 / 15:00)
Sr. TNr White TNr Black Result
1 5. Keymer, Vincent 10. Vallejo Pons, Francisco
2 6. Carlsen, Magnus 4. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
3 7. Anand, Viswanathan 3. Svidler, Peter
4 8. Caruana, Fabiano 2. Aronian, Levon
5 9. Naiditsch, Arkadij 1. Meier, Georg

Time for some updates on Carlsen’s performance in 2019: Performance rating: 2925 Score: 74,1 % (+14 =15 -0) Performance with white: 3016 (+8 =5 -0) Performance with black: 2860 (+6 =10 -0)

28 April 2019, 18:06 GMT

LIVE RATINGS

# Name Classic +/− Rapid Blitz Age
1 Carlsen 2871.2 +26.2 2869.0 2954.0 28
2 Caruana 2819.9 +0.9 2813.0 2804.0 26
3 Ding Liren 2805.3 −3.7 2760.0 2773.0 26
4 Giri 2787.3 −9.7 2769.0 2770.0 24
5 ↑3 Vachier-Lagrave 2782.2 +9.2 2800.0 2933.0 28
6 ↓1 Mamedyarov 2781.3 −11.7 2810.0 2757.0 34
7 Nepomniachtchi 2773.0 0.0 2785.0 2778.0 28
8 ↑1 Grischuk 2772.1 +1.1 2738.0 2750.0 35
9 ↓3 Anand 2768.0 −6.0 2733.0 2747.0 49
10 ↑6 Nakamura 2760.7 +14.7 2824.0 2934.0 31

[Event “6th GRENKE Chess Classic 2019”]
[Site “Baden-Baden”]
[Date “2019.04.28”]
[Round “8.3”]
[White “Svidler, Peter”]
[Black “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B30”]
[WhiteElo “2735”]
[BlackElo “2845”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “66”]
[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.
Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. Bc4 Be7 5. d3 d6 6. Nd2 Nf6 7. Nf1 Nd7 {B30: Sicilian: 2..
.Nc6 3 Bb5, lines without …g6} (7… Bg4 8. f3 Be6 9. Ne3 O-O 10. O-O Nh5 11.
g3 Bg5 12. Ncd5 Bxe3+ 13. Bxe3 Ne7 14. Bg5 Bxd5 15. Bxd5 h6 16. Bxe7 Qxe7 17.
f4 Nf6 18. Bb3 {1/2-1/2 (57) Bacrot,E (2725)-Yu,Y (2751) Riadh 2017}) 8. Nd5
Nb6 9. Nxb6 axb6 {White has an edge.} 10. c3 O-O 11. Ne3 Bg5 12. O-O Kh8 13. a3
$146 ({Predecessor:} 13. a4 Be6 14. Re1 Bxe3 15. Bxe3 Bxc4 16. dxc4 {1/2-1/2
(23) Kollars,D (2541)-Nayhebaver,M (2471) Le Castella 2018}) 13… f5 14. Nxf5
{With the idea Bxg5.} Bxc1 15. Rxc1 Bxf5 16. exf5 d5 17. Ba2 Rxf5 18. Qg4 Rf6
19. f4 exf4 20. Qg5 Qf8 21. Qxd5 Rd8 22. Qf3 Ne5 {[%cal Bc6e5,Be5g4,Bg4e3]
[%mdl 32]} 23. Qe4 $1 {[%cal Re4e5]} Ng4 24. Rce1 Ne3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black
has some pressure.} 25. Rf2 Re8 26. Qxb7 {[#]} g5 $1 27. Rfe2 $2 {[%mdl 8192]}
(27. Qf3 $1 $15) 27… g4 {Hoping for …Re7.} 28. Rf2 {White hopes to
continue with Qd7.} Qh6 {( -> …g3!)} 29. Qc7 {intending g3.} Ref8 {White
must now prevent …g3!} 30. h3 {[#]} (30. Qe5 $19 g3 31. hxg3) 30… gxh3 {
Black mates.} 31. g3 fxg3 32. Rxf6 h2+ 33. Kh1 g2# {Accuracy: White = 44%,
Black = 86%.} 0-1


[Event “6th GRENKE Chess Classic 2019”]
[Site “Baden-Baden”]
[Date “2019.04.28”]
[Round “8.1”]
[White “Vallejo Pons, Francisco”]
[Black “Naiditsch, Arkadij”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D30”]
[WhiteElo “2693”]
[BlackElo “2695”]
[Annotator “RC”]
[PlyCount “173”]
[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. d4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 2. c4 {[%emt 0:00:04]} e6 {[%emt 0:
00:35]} 3. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:12]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 4. Bg5 {[%emt 0:00:07]}
Nbd7 {[%emt 0:01:16]} 5. e3 {[%emt 0:00:58]} h6 {[%emt 0:06:20]} 6. Bf4 {
[%emt 0:00:29]} dxc4 {[%emt 0:06:44]} 7. Bxc4 {[%emt 0:01:48]} Bd6 {[%emt 0:01:
50]} 8. Bxd6 {[%emt 0:08:29]} cxd6 {[%emt 0:02:29]} 9. Nc3 {[%emt 0:03:21]} d5
{[%emt 0:00:41]} 10. Bd3 {[%emt 0:02:23]} b6 {[%emt 0:03:17]} 11. Ne5 {[%emt 0:
10:20]} Bb7 {[%emt 0:00:16]} 12. f4 {[%emt 0:03:20]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:15]} 13.
O-O {[%emt 0:02:04]} Ne4 {[%emt 0:02:12]} 14. Bxe4 {[%emt 0:17:15]} dxe4 {
[%emt 0:00:55]} 15. Qa4 {[%emt 0:01:09]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:02:56]} 16. f5 {[%emt 0:
01:11]} Qe7 {[%emt 0:06:34]} 17. h3 {[%emt 0:15:39]} a5 {[%emt 0:04:20]} 18.
Ng4 {[%emt 0:08:22]} Nxg4 {[%emt 0:16:06]} 19. hxg4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Qg5 {
[%emt 0:00:11]} 20. Rf4 {[%emt 0:06:00]} exf5 {[%emt 0:00:18]} 21. Qd7 {
[%emt 0:01:35]} Bc8 {[%emt 0:07:27]} 22. Qc6 {[%emt 0:00:20]} Rb8 {[%emt 0:06:
19]} 23. gxf5 {[%emt 0:07:37]} Bxf5 {[%emt 0:01:04]} 24. Nxe4 {[%emt 0:01:07]}
Qg6 {[%emt 0:00:23]} 25. Qxg6 {[%emt 0:02:02]} Bxg6 {[%emt 0:01:27]} 26. Nd6 {
[%emt 0:00:32]} Rfd8 {[%emt 0:01:55]} 27. Nb5 {[%emt 0:07:15]} Rbc8 {[%emt 0:
03:03]} 28. Rd1 {[%emt 0:02:11]} f6 {[%emt 0:02:25]} 29. a3 {[%emt 0:01:32]}
Rc2 {[%emt 0:06:08]} 30. Rf2 {[%emt 0:00:38]} Rc4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 31. Rfd2 {
[%emt 0:02:07]} Be8 {[%emt 0:04:50]} 32. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:47]} b5 {[%emt 0:00:
15]} 33. Kf2 {[%emt 0:01:28]} f5 {[%emt 0:06:13]} 34. d5 {[%emt 0:00:57]} Kf7 {
[%emt 0:00:28]} 35. Rd4 {[%emt 0:00:59]} Rdc8 {[%emt 0:04:36]} 36. e4 {[%emt 0:
02:28]} Kf6 {[%emt 0:02:31]} 37. Rxc4 {[%emt 0:00:52]} bxc4 {[%emt 0:05:48]}
38. Ke3 {[%emt 0:00:35]} Ke5 {[%emt 0:04:29]} 39. exf5 {[%emt 0:00:17]} Rb8 {
[%emt 0:00:26]} 40. Rd2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} h5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 41. g3 {[%emt 0:
18:34]} Bd7 {[%emt 0:03:58]} 42. d6 {[%emt 0:01:19]} Kxf5 {[%emt 0:04:29]} 43.
Rd5+ {[%emt 0:07:13]} Ke6 {[%emt 0:00:25]} 44. Kd4 {[%emt 0:01:49]} Bc6 {
[%emt 0:01:44]} 45. Rxh5 {[%emt 0:04:28]} Rxb2 {[%emt 0:03:59]} 46. Rxa5 {
[%emt 0:03:36]} Kxd6 {[%emt 0:01:26]} 47. Rg5 {[%emt 0:01:20]} Bg2 {[%emt 0:00:
12]} 48. Rg6+ {[%emt 0:03:06]} Ke7 {[%emt 0:01:50]} 49. Rxg7+ {[%emt 0:00:08]}
Kf6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 50. Rg4 {[%emt 0:01:44]} Bh3 {[%emt 0:02:10]} 51. Rf4+ {
[%emt 0:00:39]} Ke7 {[%emt 0:00:45]} 52. Kxc4 {[%emt 0:01:36]} Be6+ {[%emt 0:
00:11]} 53. Kd3 {[%emt 0:02:31]} Rg2 {[%emt 0:00:23]} 54. Ne2 {[%emt 0:01:49]}
Rh2 {[%emt 0:01:02]} 55. Ke3 {[%emt 0:04:46]} Rh1 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 56. Ra4 {
[%emt 0:00:49]} Re1 {[%emt 0:00:41]} 57. Kf2 {[%emt 0:01:01]} Ra1 {[%emt 0:00:
08]} 58. Ra5 {[%emt 0:01:11]} Kf6 {[%emt 0:00:24]} 59. Nc3 {[%emt 0:01:08]} Bf5
{[%emt 0:01:11]} 60. Nd5+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kf7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 61. Ke3 {
[%emt 0:03:21]} Bc2 {[%emt 0:02:06]} 62. g4 {[%emt 0:05:28]} Ke6 {[%emt 0:00:
37]} 63. Nf4+ {[%emt 0:02:38]} Kd6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 64. Ne2 {[%emt 0:01:19]}
Rd1 {[%emt 0:01:32]} 65. g5 {[%emt 0:03:23]} Rd3+ {[%emt 0:00:05]} 66. Kf2 {
[%emt 0:01:50]} Rd2 {[%emt 0:00:56]} 67. Ke3 {[%emt 0:00:43]} Rd3+ {[%emt 0:00:
06]} 68. Kf2 {[%emt 0:02:01]} Rd2 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 69. g6 {[%emt 0:00:38]} Ke7
{[%emt 0:00:57]} 70. Ra7+ {[%emt 0:00:28]} Kf8 {[%emt 0:02:07]} 71. Ke3 {
[%emt 0:00:30]} Rd3+ {[%emt 0:00:22]} 72. Kf4 {[%emt 0:00:11]} Bd1 {[%emt 0:01:
21]} 73. Ng1 {[%emt 0:00:52]} Rd6 {[%emt 0:02:14]} 74. Kg5 {[%emt 0:00:43]}
Rd5+ {[%emt 0:00:25]} 75. Kf4 {[%emt 0:00:22]} Rd6 {[%emt 0:01:42]} 76. Rf7+ {
[%emt 0:00:06]} Kg8 {[%emt 0:00:36]} 77. Kg5 {[%emt 0:00:12]} Ra6 {[%emt 0:03:
53]} 78. Kh6 {[%emt 0:00:29]} Bc2 {[%emt 0:01:07]} 79. Rg7+ {[%emt 0:00:32]}
Kf8 {[%emt 0:00:21]} 80. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:49]} Rxa3 {[%emt 0:00:20]} 81. Ng5 {
[%emt 0:00:55]} Ra6 {[%emt 0:00:39]} 82. Nh7+ {[%emt 0:00:31]} Ke8 {[%emt 0:00:
02]} 83. Rg8+ {[%emt 0:00:30]} Ke7 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 84. Rg7+ {[%emt 0:00:21]}
Ke8 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 85. Kg5 {[%emt 0:00:37]} Rxg6+ {[%emt 0:00:10]} 86. Rxg6 {
[%emt 0:00:02]} Bxg6 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 87. Kxg6 1/2-1/2

[Event “6th GRENKE Chess Classic 2019”]
[Site “Baden-Baden”]
[Date “2019.04.28”]
[Round “8.2”]
[White “Meier, Georg”]
[Black “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B31”]
[WhiteElo “2628”]
[BlackElo “2819”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “102”]
[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.
Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d3 Bg7 6. h3 Nf6 7. Nc3 Nd7 8. Be3 e5 9. Qd2
h6 {B31: Sicilian: 2…Nc6 3 Bb5 g6} 10. a3 (10. O-O b6 11. a3 Nf8 12. b4 Ne6
13. bxc5 f5 14. exf5 gxf5 15. Qe1 O-O 16. Rb1 e4 17. dxe4 {0-1 (36) Wang,H
(2730)-Carlsen,M (2835) St Petersburg 2018}) 10… b6 11. b4 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 11. Ne2 f5 12. Qc3 Qe7 13. b4 O-O 14. bxc5 bxc5 15. Nc1 f4 16.
Bd2 Rb8 17. Nb3 {0-1 (30) Boudriga,M (2369)-Nihal,S (2578) Sharjah 2019}) 11…
Nf8 (11… f5 $11 12. Qc1 Bb7) 12. bxc5 Ne6 13. cxb6 axb6 14. Qc1 f5 15. a4 f4
16. Bd2 O-O 17. Qb2 Nd4 18. Ne2 {Nfxd4 is the strong threat.} Nxf3+ 19. gxf3
Be6 20. Rb1 Ra6 21. Bc3 Qc7 22. Rg1 Kh7 $1 23. h4 Rb8 {[%mdl 1024] Black has
compensation.} 24. Ra1 c5 25. Kd2 Rd8 (25… Bg8 $15 {keeps the upper hand.})
26. Rgd1 ({Only move:} 26. Rxg6 $1 $16 Kxg6 27. Nxf4+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kf7 28.
Rg1) 26… Bh3 (26… Raa8 $15) 27. Qb5 (27. Rdb1 $11) 27… Rda8 $1 $15 28.
Rg1 Qd6 29. Qb2 {Hoping for Nxf4!} R8a7 30. Rab1 ({White should try} 30. Ke1
$15) 30… Qf6 31. a5 Bd7 {And now …b5 would win.} 32. axb6 Rb7 33. h5 g5 34.
Ra1 Raxb6 35. Qa3 Qd6 36. Nc1 Be6 37. Rh1 {[#]} (37. Rd1 $17) 37… Bf7 $1 $19
38. Ke2 {[#]} Qd7 (38… Qc6 $1 $19 39. Qa4 Rb5) 39. Qa4 $2 (39. Nb3 $1 $15 Qc8
40. Nd2 (40. Nxc5 Bf8 $17)) 39… Rc6 {[%cal Bb6c6,Bc6c5,Bc5c8][%mdl 32]} 40.
Qa5 $2 (40. Rd1) 40… c4 41. Ra3 Rbc7 42. Kd2 Rc5 43. Qa8 Rc8 44. Ra7 $2 (44.
Qa4 Qxa4 45. Rxa4) 44… Qb5 45. Qxc8 $2 (45. Qb7 Qxb7 46. Rxb7 cxd3 {[%mdl 64]
Discovered Attack} 47. Bb4 Rxc2+ 48. Kxd3) 45… Rxc8 {Black is clearly
winning.} 46. Rxf7 Kg8 47. Rxg7+ Kxg7 48. d4 exd4 49. Bxd4+ Kf7 50. Rd1 {[#]}
c3+ $1 51. Ke1 (51. Bxc3 Qc5) 51… Qb2 {Accuracy: White = 40%, Black = 55%.}
0-1

[Event “6th GRENKE Chess Classic 2019”]
[Site “Baden-Baden”]
[Date “2019.04.28”]
[Round “8.3”]
[White “Svidler, Peter”]
[Black “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B30”]
[WhiteElo “2735”]
[BlackElo “2845”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “66”]
[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.
Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. Bc4 Be7 5. d3 d6 6. Nd2 Nf6 7. Nf1 Nd7 {B30: Sicilian: 2..
.Nc6 3 Bb5, lines without …g6} (7… Bg4 8. f3 Be6 9. Ne3 O-O 10. O-O Nh5 11.
g3 Bg5 12. Ncd5 Bxe3+ 13. Bxe3 Ne7 14. Bg5 Bxd5 15. Bxd5 h6 16. Bxe7 Qxe7 17.
f4 Nf6 18. Bb3 {1/2-1/2 (57) Bacrot,E (2725)-Yu,Y (2751) Riadh 2017}) 8. Nd5
Nb6 9. Nxb6 axb6 {White has an edge.} 10. c3 O-O 11. Ne3 Bg5 12. O-O Kh8 13. a3
$146 ({Predecessor:} 13. a4 Be6 14. Re1 Bxe3 15. Bxe3 Bxc4 16. dxc4 {1/2-1/2
(23) Kollars,D (2541)-Nayhebaver,M (2471) Le Castella 2018}) 13… f5 14. Nxf5
{With the idea Bxg5.} Bxc1 15. Rxc1 Bxf5 16. exf5 d5 17. Ba2 Rxf5 18. Qg4 Rf6
19. f4 exf4 20. Qg5 Qf8 21. Qxd5 Rd8 22. Qf3 Ne5 {[%cal Bc6e5,Be5g4,Bg4e3]
[%mdl 32]} 23. Qe4 $1 {[%cal Re4e5]} Ng4 24. Rce1 Ne3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black
has some pressure.} 25. Rf2 Re8 26. Qxb7 {[#]} g5 $1 27. Rfe2 $2 {[%mdl 8192]}
(27. Qf3 $1 $15) 27… g4 {Hoping for …Re7.} 28. Rf2 {White hopes to
continue with Qd7.} Qh6 {( -> …g3!)} 29. Qc7 {intending g3.} Ref8 {White
must now prevent …g3!} 30. h3 {[#]} (30. Qe5 $19 g3 31. hxg3) 30… gxh3 {
Black mates.} 31. g3 fxg3 32. Rxf6 h2+ 33. Kh1 g2# {Accuracy: White = 44%,
Black = 86%.} 0-1

[Event “6th GRENKE Chess Classic 2019”]
[Site “Baden-Baden”]
[Date “2019.04.28”]
[Round “8.4”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Black “Keymer, Vincent”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B22”]
[WhiteElo “2773”]
[BlackElo “2516”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “97”]
[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. c3 ({Predecessor:} 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 Nf6 4. e5
{1/2-1/2 (28) Broniek,M (2264)-Noble,M (2422) LSS email 2008}) 2… Nf6 3. e5
Nd5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Bc4 Nb6 6. Bb3 d5 7. exd6 Qxd6 8. O-O $146 {B22: Sicilian: 2
c3} (8. Na3 a6 9. O-O Bf5 10. d4 cxd4 11. Nxd4 Nxd4 12. cxd4 e6 13. Qf3 Qd7 14.
Qg3 Bg6 15. Bf4 Bxa3 16. bxa3 O-O 17. Rac1 Rac8 18. h4 Nd5 19. Bd6 Nc3 20. Rce1
{0-1 (38) Mamedov,R (2699)-Navara,D (2740) Porto Carras 2018}) 8… Be6 9. Na3
Bxb3 10. axb3 {The position is equal.} Qd3 11. Re1 e6 12. Re3 Qd7 13. Nc4 Nxc4
14. bxc4 Be7 15. d4 cxd4 16. cxd4 O-O 17. Rd3 b5 18. cxb5 Nb4 19. Ne5 Qxb5 20.
Rh3 {Black must now prevent Qh5.} Nd5 21. Rb3 Qe8 22. Rg3 {Strongly
threatening Bh6.} f5 23. Qe2 (23. Bd2 {feels hotter.} Bd6 24. Qe1 a5 25. Rf3
Qe7 26. Nc4) 23… Bf6 24. Rga3 Qe7 25. Nf3 Rfb8 26. Ra6 Rb6 27. Rxb6 Nxb6 28.
Bf4 Rc8 29. g3 Qd7 30. Bg5 Rc7 31. Re1 Kf7 32. h4 Rc6 33. h5 h6 34. Bxf6 gxf6
35. Nh4 Nd5 $1 36. g4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has some pressure.} Ne7 37. Qe3
Rc8 (37… fxg4 $11 38. Qxh6 g3) 38. gxf5 $1 $16 ({Don’t play} 38. Qxh6 $6 Rg8
$11) 38… Rg8+ {[#]} 39. Kh2 $1 {[%cal Rf5e6]} Nxf5 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (39…
Qd6+ $16 40. Kh3 Rg5) 40. Nxf5 $18 exf5 $16 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} 41.
Qb3+ Kf8 42. Qb4+ Kf7 43. Qc4+ Kf8 44. Qc5+ $1 Kf7 {[#]} 45. Ra1 $1 {[%cal
Ra1a7]} Ra8 $2 (45… Rb8 46. Rxa7 Rb7 47. Rxb7 Qxb7 48. Qxf5 Qxb2) 46. Ra6 $18
{White is clearly winning.} Qe8 47. Qxf5 Qb8+ 48. Kh3 Qc8 {[#]} 49. Rxf6+ {
Accuracy: White = 68%, Black = 52%.} (49. Rxa7+ $142 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Ke8 (49…
Rxa7 50. Qxc8) 50. Rxa8 {[%mdl 64] Overworked Piece} Qxa8 51. Qe6+ Kf8 52.
Qxf6+ {[%mdl 64] Double Attack} Kg8 53. Qg6+ Kh8 54. Qxh6+ Kg8 55. Qe6+ Kh8 56.
d5) 1-0

[Event “6th GRENKE Chess Classic 2019”]
[Site “Baden-Baden”]
[Date “2019.04.28”]
[Round “8.5”]
[White “Aronian, Levon”]
[Black “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C65”]
[WhiteElo “2763”]
[BlackElo “2774”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “65”]
[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. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Qe2 {C65: Ruy
Lopez: Berlin Defence (3…Nf6), unusual lines and 4 0-0 Bc5} (6. O-O {seems
wilder.} Bd6 7. b3 O-O 8. a4 Be6 9. Na3) 6… Qe7 {The position is equal.} 7.
h3 Bd6 8. Nbd2 Nd7 9. O-O $146 ({Predecessor:} 9. Nc4 c5 10. Ne3 Nf6 11. Bd2
Be6 12. Ng5 Bd7 13. Bc3 O-O-O {1/2-1/2 (21) Nisipeanu,L (2674)-Tomashevsky,E
(2705) Germany 2019}) 9… O-O 10. Nc4 Re8 11. Re1 c5 12. Nh2 Nf8 13. f4 exf4
14. Qf2 Ng6 15. Rf1 Be6 {[#] Threatens to win with …Bxc4.} 16. Nxd6 cxd6 17.
Bxf4 d5 18. exd5 Bxd5 19. Bd2 b6 20. Ng4 Qe2 21. Ne3 Qxf2+ 22. Kxf2 Be6 23. Bc3
Ne7 24. Rfe1 Nd5 25. Nxd5 Bxd5 26. b3 f6 27. Rxe8+ Rxe8 $11 {[%mdl 4096]
Endgame KRB-KRB} 28. Re1 Kf7 29. Rxe8 Kxe8 30. Bd2 Kd7 31. Bc3 Ke8 32. Bd2 Kd7
33. Bc3 {Accuracy: White = 58%, Black = 64%.} 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:

GRENKE 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 1 1 2953
2. Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2819 ½ * ½ ½ 1 . ½ ½ 1 1 2848
3. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2773 . ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 5 2797
4. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2774 ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ . 1 0 1 4 2716
5. Naiditsch, Arkadij g AZE 2695 ½ 0 ½ 1 * ½ 0 ½ . 1 4 2739
6. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2763 0 . ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ 4 2707
7. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2735 0 ½ ½ . 1 0 * ½ 1 ½ 4 2716
8. Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2693 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ . 3 2667
9. Meier, Georg g GER 2628 0 0 0 1 . ½ 0 ½ * 0 2 2546
10. Keymer, Vincent m GER 2516 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ . 1 * 2 2561
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
Meier, Georg – Vallejo Pons, Francisco ½-½ 25 D02 Queen’s Pawn Game
Keymer, Vincent – Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 81 A56 Old Indian Defence
Round 2 (April 21, 2019)
Caruana, Fabiano – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 49 B23 Sicilian Closed
Anand, Viswanathan – Keymer, Vincent 1-0 43 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Naiditsch, Arkadij – Svidler, Peter 0-1 39 C69 Ruy Lopez Exchange
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)
Caruana, Fabiano – Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 71 B33 Sicilian Sveshnikov
Naiditsch, Arkadij – Keymer, Vincent 1-0 36 B23 Sicilian Closed
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
Round 7 (April 27, 2019)
Carlsen, Magnus – Aronian, Levon 1-0 38 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Caruana, Fabiano – Naiditsch, Arkadij 1-0 33 E01 Catalan
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime – Vallejo Pons, Francisco ½-½ 57 C02 French Advance
Anand, Viswanathan – Meier, Georg 0-1 36 C10 French Rubinstein
Keymer, Vincent – Svidler, Peter ½-½ 42 E15 Queens Indian
Round 8 (April 28, 2019)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime – Keymer, Vincent 1-0 49 B22 Sicilian Alapin
Aronian, Levon – Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 33 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Svidler, Peter – Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 33 B30 Sicilian Rossolimo
Vallejo Pons, Francisco – Naiditsch, Arkadij ½-½ 87 D30 Queen’s Gambit (without Nc3)
Meier, Georg – Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 51 B31 Sicilian Rossolimo