Legends of Chess 2020:Day 6

Legends of Chess 2020:Day 6

Round 6 Standings: 1 Magnus Carlsen 17pts, 2 Ian Nepomniachtchi 16pts, 3 Vladimir Kramnik 12pts, 4 Peter Svidler 11pts, 5 Anish Giri 11pts, 6 Boris Gelfand 7pts, 7 Vasyl Ivanchuk 6pts, 8 Peter Leko 4pts, 9 Viswanathan Anand 3pts, 10 Ding Liren 3pts.

Round 7 Monday 27th July 2020 3pm BST. Leko-Nepomniachtchi, Gelfand-Anand, Ding Liren-Giri, Ivanchuk-Kramnik, Svidler-Carlsen.

After Round 6 of the chess24 Legends of Chess prelims Magnus is again the sole leader, with Nepo just behind. Kramnik, Svidler & Giri are battling for the other two qualification places for the Final 4!

Round 6

Ding Liren 1½ – 2½ Magnus Carlsen Viswanathan Anand 2 – 3 Ian Nepomniachtchi Boris Gelfand3 2 – 3 Vladimir Kramnik Peter Leko 1½ – 2½ Anish Giri Vasyl Ivanchuk5 2- 3 Peter Svidler

Round 1 Jul 21, 2020 14:00 Round 2 Jul 22, 2020 14:00 Round 3 Jul 23, 2020 14:00 Round 4 Jul 24, 2020 14:00 Round 5 Jul 25, 2020 14:00 Round 6 Jul 26, 2020 14:00 Round 7 Jul 27, 2020 14:00 Round 8 Jul 28, 2020 14:00 Round 9 Jul 29, 2020 14:00

TOTÁLBA A ROCKOT A SAKK LEGENDÁKNAK Sokan tanulhatnának a sakk legendáitól, akik nem unfair remiket tolnak,mint a magyar rapidon néhányan nem rég Frog Leap Studios

It’s been a tough event for Ding Liren, and if Magnus plays 19.Qxd4! here it seems the World Champion will be winning!

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.26”]
[Round “6.2”]
[White “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Black “Ding, Liren”]
[Result “1-0”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “D43”]
[Opening “QGD semi-Slav”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 dxc4 7. e4 g5 8.
Bg3 b5 9. Be2 Bb7 10. O-O Nbd7 11. Nd2 Qb6 12. a4 a6 13. e5 Nd5 14. Nde4 c5
15. Nxd5 Bxd5 16. Nc3 cxd4 17. Nxd5 exd5 18. Bh5 Nc5 19. Qxd4 Qe6 20. Bg4
Nb3 21. Qd1 Qc6 22. axb5 Qxb5 23. e6 fxe6 24. Bxe6 Ra7 25. Bxd5 Nxa1 26.
Qf3 1-0


Ding Liren 1½ – 2½ Magnus Carlsen

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.26”]
[Round “6.1”]
[White “Ding, Liren”]
[Black “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “A05”]
[Opening “Reti”]
[Variation “King’s Indian attack, Spassky’s variation”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 b5 3. d3 e6 4. e4 d5 5. exd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Bb7 7. O-O Nf6 8.
a4 b4 9. Nbd2 Be7 10. Nc4 O-O 11. Nfe5 Bxg2 12. Kxg2 c5 13. b3 Qd5+ 14. Qf3
Qxf3+ 15. Kxf3 Nd5 16. Bb2 f6 17. Ng4 Nc6 18. Nge3 Kf7 19. Kg2 Rfd8 20.
Rae1 h5 21. f4 f5 22. Ne5+ Nxe5 23. Bxe5 Nxe3+ 24. Rxe3 Rd5 25. h4 Bf6 26.
Rfe1 Re8 27. Kf3 Re7 28. R1e2 Re8 29. Re1 Re7 30. R1e2 Re8 31. Re1 1/2-1/2

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.26”]
[Round “6.2”]
[White “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Black “Ding, Liren”]
[Result “1-0”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “D43”]
[Opening “QGD semi-Slav”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 dxc4 7. e4 g5 8.
Bg3 b5 9. Be2 Bb7 10. O-O Nbd7 11. Nd2 Qb6 12. a4 a6 13. e5 Nd5 14. Nde4 c5
15. Nxd5 Bxd5 16. Nc3 cxd4 17. Nxd5 exd5 18. Bh5 Nc5 19. Qxd4 Qe6 20. Bg4
Nb3 21. Qd1 Qc6 22. axb5 Qxb5 23. e6 fxe6 24. Bxe6 Ra7 25. Bxd5 Nxa1 26.
Qf3 1-0

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.26”]
[Round “6.3”]
[White “Ding, Liren”]
[Black “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “D78”]
[Opening “Neo-Gruenfeld, 6.O-O c6”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 Nf6 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 c6 7. Qb3 dxc4 8.
Qxc4 b5 9. Qc3 Bb7 10. Ne5 Nd5 11. Qc2 Na6 12. Nxc6 Qd7 13. Bxd5 Rac8 14.
Qb3 Bxc6 15. Bxc6 Rxc6 16. Be3 Bxd4 17. Rd1 Rd6 18. Bxd4 Rxd4 19. Nc3 Nc7
20. Rxd4 Qxd4 21. Nxb5 Nxb5 22. Qxb5 Rc8 23. Qb7 Rc2 24. Qxe7 Kg7 25. Rb1
a5 26. a4 Rxb2 27. Rxb2 Qxb2 28. Qe4 Qb4 29. Qc2 h5 30. h4 Kg8 31. Kf1 Kg7
32. e3 Kg8 33. Ke2 Kg7 34. Qc6 Qb2+ 35. Kf3 Qb4 36. Qd7 Qb3 37. Qd4+ Kh7
38. Kg2 Qb7+ 39. Kf1 Qb1+ 40. Ke2 Qc2+ 41. Kf3 Qb3 42. Qe4 Qd1+ 43. Kg2 Qb3
44. g4 hxg4 45. Qxg4 Qd5+ 46. Qf3 Qc4 47. h5 g5 48. Qf5+ Kh6 49. e4 Qe6 50.
Qxe6+ fxe6 51. Kg3 Kxh5 52. f4 Kg6 53. Kg4 gxf4 54. Kxf4 Kf6 55. e5+ Kg6
56. Kg4 Kh6 57. Kh4 Kg6 58. Kg4 Kh6 59. Kh4 Kg6 60. Kg4 1/2-1/2

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.26”]
[Round “6.4”]
[White “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Black “Ding, Liren”]
[Result “*”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “B51”]
[Opening “Sicilian”]
[Variation “Canal-Sokolsky (Nimzovich-Rossolimo, Moscow) attack”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. d4 cxd4 5. Qxd4 a6 6. Bxd7+ Bxd7 7. c4
Nf6 8. Nc3 g6 9. O-O Bg7 10. a4 Bc6 11. Qd3 Nd7 12. Be3 Nc5 13. Qc2 O-O 14.
Nd4 Rc8 15. a5 Ne6 16. Rfd1 Bxd4 17. Bxd4 f5 18. e5 f4 *



Anish Giri takes the lead in the superclassico (© Aronian): 


What a positional crush by Peter Leko! 

Anish Giri takes the lead in the superclassico (© Aronian):

Peter Leko 1½ – 2½ Anish Giri

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.26”]
[Round “6.1”]
[White “Leko, Peter”]
[Black “Giri, Anish”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “E10”]
[Opening “Queen’s pawn game”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7
8. Qc2 c6 9. Rd1 b6 10. Bf4 Bb7 11. Ne5 Nh5 12. Bd2 Nhf6 13. cxd5 cxd5 14.
Nc6 Bxc6 15. Qxc6 Rc8 16. Qb5 Ne8 17. Qd3 Nd6 18. Nc3 Nf6 19. Be1 Qd7 20.
Rac1 h5 21. Rc2 Rc7 22. Rdc1 Rfc8 23. e3 g6 24. Ne2 Kg7 25. Rxc7 Rxc7 26.
Rxc7 Qxc7 27. h4 Nfe4 28. Qd1 Nf6 29. Nf4 Nf5 30. Nd3 Bd6 31. Qc1 Qd7 32.
Qc2 Qb7 33. Bf3 Qb8 34. Qe2 Qc7 35. Kg2 Qc4 36. b3 Qc7 37. Qd2 a5 38. Qc3
Qd7 39. a4 Ne7 40. Qc2 Nc6 41. Be2 Ne4 42. Bf3 Nf6 43. Be2 Ne4 44. Bf3 Nf6
1/2-1/2

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.26”]
[Round “6.2”]
[White “Giri, Anish”]
[Black “Leko, Peter”]
[Result “1-0”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “A14”]
[Opening “English”]
[Variation “Neo-Catalan declined”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Be7 5. c4 O-O 6. b3 c5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8.
Bb2 Nc6 9. d4 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Bd7 11. Na3 Bf6 12. Qd2 Nxd4 13. Bxd4 Bc6 14.
Rfd1 Bxd4 15. Qxd4 Qe7 16. Nc4 Nb4 17. Qd6 Qxd6 18. Nxd6 Bxg2 19. Kxg2 Rab8
20. a3 Nc6 21. Rd3 Rfd8 22. Rad1 Ne5 23. R3d2 Kf8 24. h3 Rd7 25. f4 Nc6 26.
Rd3 b6 27. Nb5 Rxd3 28. Rxd3 Ke7 29. Kf2 Rc8 30. Ke3 a6 31. Nd6 Rd8 32. Ne4
Rxd3+ 33. Kxd3 f5 34. Ng5 h6 35. Nf3 Kd6 36. e4 Ne7 37. Ne5 b5 38. Kd4 fxe4
39. Kxe4 Nd5 40. Kd4 Nf6 41. Nd3 Nd7 42. b4 Nb8 43. Nc5 h5 44. Ke4 g6 45.
g4 hxg4 46. hxg4 Ke7 47. Nd3 Nd7 48. Ne5 Nf6+ 49. Kf3 Nd5 50. Nxg6+ Kf6 51.
Ne5 Nc3 52. g5+ Kg7 53. Nc6 Kf7 54. Kg4 Nd5 55. Ne5+ Kg7 56. Nc6 Ne3+ 57.
Kf3 Nc2 58. Nd8 e5 59. f5 Nxa3 60. Nc6 Nc4 61. Ke4 Kh7 62. Nxe5 Nd6+ 63.
Kf4 Nb7 64. g6+ Kh6 65. Nf7+ Kg7 66. Kg5 1-0

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.26”]
[Round “6.3”]
[White “Leko, Peter”]
[Black “Giri, Anish”]
[Result “1-0”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “E10”]
[Opening “Queen’s pawn game”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7
8. Qc2 c6 9. Rd1 b6 10. b3 a5 11. Bc3 Ne4 12. Ne5 Nxe5 13. Bxe4 f5 14. Bg2
Ng4 15. e3 h5 16. Nd2 h4 17. h3 Nf6 18. gxh4 Ne4 19. Nf3 Bd7 20. Be1 Be8
21. Ne5 Bxh4 22. f3 Bxe1 23. Rxe1 Nd6 24. f4 Rf6 25. Rac1 Nf7 26. Nf3 b5
27. Kh2 a4 28. Rg1 axb3 29. axb3 bxc4 30. bxc4 Rg6 31. c5 Ra3 32. Qf2 Qa8
33. Rc2 Bd7 34. Rb2 Qd8 35. Rgb1 Ra8 36. Rb7 Rh6 37. Qb2 Kf8 38. Ra1 Rxa1
39. Qxa1 Rh8 40. Qa7 Ke7 41. Rc7 Ke8 42. Rb7 Ke7 43. Bf1 g6 44. Bb5 cxb5
45. c6 Kf6 46. Rxd7 Qf8 47. Ne5 Nh6 48. Rf7+ Qxf7 49. Nxf7 Nxf7 50. Qd7 Rd8
51. Qxd8+ Nxd8 52. c7 1-0

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.26”]
[Round “6.4”]
[White “Giri, Anish”]
[Black “Leko, Peter”]
[Result “1-0”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “A05”]
[Opening “Reti opening”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 c5 3. Bg2 Nc6 4. O-O e5 5. e4 d6 6. c3 Nxe4 7. d4 f5 8.
dxe5 dxe5 9. Nbd2 Nxd2 10. Nxd2 Be6 11. Re1 Qd7 12. Qa4 Bd5 13. Bxd5 Qxd5
14. Nc4 O-O-O 15. Bg5 Rd7 16. Rad1 Qe6 17. Nxe5 Rxd1 18. Qxd1 Ne7 19. Nd3
Qd6 20. Qe2 Ng6 21. Qe8+ Kc7 22. Nf4 Qd7 23. Nxg6 Qxe8 24. Rxe8 hxg6 25.
Be7 Bxe7 26. Rxh8 c4 27. Kf1 b5 28. Ke2 a5 29. Re8 Bf6 30. Re6 Kb7 31. Kd2
a4 32. a3 Kc7 33. h4 Kb7 34. Ke3 Kc7 35. f3 b4 36. Rxf6 1-0


Gelfand also takes the lead against Kramnik, with Rustam describing it as “one of those positions where two queens are better than none”  


A great Armageddon by Kramnik, who continues to do well! Chess after 6 rounds

Boris Gelfand3 2 – 3 Vladimir Kramnik

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.26”]
[Round “6.1”]
[White “Gelfand, Boris”]
[Black “Kramnik, Vladimir”]
[Result “1-0”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “D37”]
[Opening “QGD”]
[Variation “4.Nf3”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. Bf4 dxc4 6. e3 b5 7. Nxb5 Bb4+
8. Nd2 Nd5 9. Bg3 N7b6 10. a3 Ba5 11. Rc1 O-O 12. Nc3 Bb7 13. Nxc4 Nxc4 14.
Bxc4 Nxc3 15. bxc3 Bxg2 16. Rg1 Be4 17. Qh5 Bf5 18. Ke2 Bb6 19. Be5 Bg6 20.
Qg4 Qe8 21. h4 f5 22. Qf3 f4 23. exf4 Rf5 24. Kf1 Rd8 25. Bd3 Rh5 26. Bxg6
hxg6 27. Bxg7 Qb5+ 28. c4 Qf5 29. Bf6 Rf8 30. Rg5 Rxf6 31. Rxf5 Rhxf5 32.
c5 Ba5 33. Rc2 c6 34. Qxc6 Rxf4 35. Qa8+ Rf8 36. Qxa7 Bd8 37. c6 Bf6 38. c7
Bxd4 39. Qa6 Bxf2 40. Qxe6+ Kh7 41. c8=Q 1-0

[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.26”]
[Round “6.2”]
[White “Kramnik, Vladimir”]
[Black “Gelfand, Boris”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “A04”]
[Opening “Reti opening”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. Nf3 c5 2. b3 d5 3. e3 Nf6 4. Bb2 g6 5. Bb5+ Bd7 6. Bxf6 exf6 7. Bxd7+
Qxd7 8. d4 Bg7 9. Nc3 f5 10. Qd2 cxd4 11. Nxd4 Nc6 12. O-O O-O 13. Nde2 Ne7
14. Nf4 Bxc3 15. Qxc3 Rac8 16. Qb2 Qc7 17. Rac1 Qc3 18. Qa3 Qc5 19. Qb2 Qc3
20. Qb1 Rc5 21. Rfd1 Rfc8 22. Rd4 R5c6 23. h4 h5 24. g3 a6 25. a4 Kh7 26.
Qa2 Kg8 27. Ne2 Qa5 28. Qb2 Qc7 29. Rd2 Rc5 30. Qf6 Rc6 31. Qg5 Kh7 32. Nd4
Rc5 33. Rcd1 Qd6 34. Kg2 Ng8 35. Qf4 Qxf4 36. exf4 Ne7 37. Re1 R8c7 38. Nf3
Nc6 39. Re8 Nb4 40. c4 dxc4 41. bxc4 Nc6 42. Ne5 Nxe5 43. fxe5 Rc8 44. Re7
R8c7 45. Re8 Rc8 46. Re7 R8c7 47. Re8 1/2-1/2

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.26”]
[Round “6.3”]
[White “Gelfand, Boris”]
[Black “Kramnik, Vladimir”]
[Result “0-1”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “E17”]
[Opening “Queen’s Indian”]
[Variation “old main line, 6.O-O”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. d4 e6 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Re1 Qc8 8.
Nc3 Bb4 9. Bd2 d6 10. d5 Nbd7 11. e4 Nc5 12. Qc2 exd5 13. Nxd5 Bxd5 14.
cxd5 Bxd2 15. Nxd2 a5 16. Nf3 Re8 17. e5 dxe5 18. Nxe5 Qd8 19. d6 cxd6 20.
Bxa8 dxe5 21. Bc6 Re7 22. Rad1 Qc7 23. Bg2 g6 24. Qd2 Kg7 25. Qd8 e4 26.
Qxc7 Rxc7 27. f3 Nd3 28. Re2 exf3 29. Bxf3 Nc1 30. Re5 Nxa2 31. Rb5 Nd7 32.
Rbd5 Nc5 33. Rd6 Nb4 34. Rxb6 Ncd3 35. Rd2 Rc1+ 36. Kg2 Ne1+ 37. Kf2 Ned3+
38. Ke3 Re1+ 39. Kd4 Ne5 40. Be2 f6 41. Rb7+ Kh6 42. Kc5 Rh1 43. Bb5 Rc1+
44. Kb6 a4 45. Ka5 Nbc6+ 46. Kb6 Rb1 47. Kc5 Na5 48. Ra7 Nb3+ 49. Kb4 Nxd2
0-1

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.26”]
[Round “6.4”]
[White “Kramnik, Vladimir”]
[Black “Gelfand, Boris”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “D04”]
[Opening “Queen’s pawn game”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 c5 4. dxc5 e6 5. b4 a5 6. c3 axb4 7. cxb4 b6 8.
Bb5+ Bd7 9. Bxd7+ Nbxd7 10. a4 bxc5 11. b5 Bd6 12. Bb2 O-O 13. O-O Bc7 14.
Nbd2 c4 15. Nd4 Ne5 16. Bc3 Nfd7 17. f4 Nd3 18. Nc6 Qe8 19. a5 e5 20. Kh1
exf4 21. exf4 Bxf4 22. Rxf4 Nxf4 23. Qg4 Ne6 24. Re1 d4 25. Nxd4 Nf6 26.
Qg3 Qd7 27. Nf5 Qd3 28. Ne7+ Kh8 29. b6 Qxg3 30. hxg3 Nc5 31. Nxc4 Nb7 32.
Bxf6 gxf6 33. Ra1 Nc5 34. Rb1 Nb7 35. Rb5 Rfe8 36. Nd5 Re1+ 37. Kh2 Ra1 38.
Nc7 R8xa5 39. Nxa5 Rxa5 40. Rxa5 Nxa5 41. Ne8 Nb7 42. Kh3 f5 43. g4 fxg4+
44. Kxg4 Kg8 45. Nf6+ Kg7 46. Nd5 Nd6 47. Kf4 f6 48. Nc3 Kf7 49. Ne4 Nb7
50. Kf5 Ke7 51. Nxf6 Nd6+ 52. Kg5 Nf7+ 53. Kf4 Kd6 54. Nxh7 Kc6 55. Ng5 Nh6
56. Nf3 Kxb6 57. Kg5 Nf7+ 58. Kf6 Nd6 59. g4 Kc5 60. Nd2 Kd5 61. g5 Ne8+
62. Kg6 Ke5 63. Nf3+ Kf4 64. Nd4 Nd6 65. Ne6+ Ke5 66. Nc5 Kd5 67. Nd7 Ke6
68. Nf8+ Ke7 69. Kg7 Nf7 70. Ng6+ Ke8 71. Kg8 Nxg5 72. Ne5 Ne6 73. Nd7 Kxd7
1/2-1/2

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.26”]
[Round “6.5”]
[White “Kramnik, Vladimir”]
[Black “Gelfand, Boris”]
[Result “1-0”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “A30”]
[Opening “English”]
[Variation “symmetrical variation”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. c4 c5 2. b3 Nf6 3. Bb2 Nc6 4. Nf3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Nc3 e5 7. e3 Nxc3
8. Bxc3 Bd6 9. Bc4 Qe7 10. h4 h6 11. Qc2 Bd7 12. d3 O-O-O 13. O-O-O g5 14.
Kb1 Kb8 15. hxg5 hxg5 16. Nd2 f5 17. g4 f4 18. Rxh8 Rxh8 19. Ne4 Bxg4 20.
Rg1 Bf5 21. Nxd6 Qxd6 22. Rxg5 Bc8 23. Kb2 Rh2 24. exf4 Nd4 25. Qd2 exf4
26. Rd5 Qf8 27. b4 b6 28. bxc5 bxc5 29. Bxd4 cxd4 30. Rb5+ Bb7 31. Bd5 Rh7
32. Qb4 Qc8 33. Rxb7+ Rxb7 34. Qxb7+ Qxb7+ 35. Bxb7 Kxb7 36. Kb3 Kb6 37.
Kc4 Ka5 38. Kxd4 Kb4 39. Ke4 a5 40. d4 a4 41. d5 Ka3 42. d6 Kxa2 43. d7 a3
44. d8=Q Kb2 45. Qd4+ Kb1 46. Qd3+ Kb2 47. Qd2+ Kb1 48. Qd1+ Kb2 49. Qe2+
Kb1 50. Kxf4 1-0


Ivanchuk traps Svidler’s knight behind enemy lines:

Ivanchuk looked on the verge of taking a 2:0 lead over Svidler but a blunder allowed Peter to take over and the match is now level at 1:1:

You’d be hard-pressed to say who lost this Armageddon!

Vasyl Ivanchuk5 2- 3 Peter Svidler

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.26”]
[Round “6.1”]
[White “Ivanchuk, Vasyl”]
[Black “Svidler, Peter”]
[Result “1-0”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “D94”]
[Opening “Gruenfeld”]
[Variation “Makogonov variation”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. e3 O-O 6. b4 c6 7. Bb2 Bg4 8. h3
Bxf3 9. Qxf3 a5 10. b5 a4 11. Rc1 Qa5 12. Bd3 cxb5 13. cxb5 Nbd7 14. O-O e6
15. Rc2 Rfc8 16. Rfc1 a3 17. Ba1 Qd8 18. Nb1 Bf8 19. Bc3 Nb6 20. Qd1 Nc4
21. Ba1 Nb6 22. Nd2 Ne8 23. Rxc8 Rxc8 24. Bc3 Qd7 25. Ba5 Rxc1 26. Qxc1 Na4
27. Qc2 Nb2 28. Bf1 Nd6 29. Qb3 Nbc4 30. Nxc4 dxc4 31. Bxc4 Qc8 32. Bd3
Qc1+ 33. Kh2 Nf5 34. Qc2 Bd6+ 35. g3 Nxg3 36. Qxc1 Ne2+ 37. Kg2 Nxc1 38.
Bc4 1-0

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.26”]
[Round “6.2”]
[White “Svidler, Peter”]
[Black “Ivanchuk, Vasyl”]
[Result “1-0”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “A13”]
[Opening “English opening”]
[Variation “Agincourt variation”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. c4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 Nf6 4. b3 Bd6 5. Bb2 O-O 6. Nc3 c6 7. Be2 Nbd7 8.
O-O Re8 9. Rc1 dxc4 10. bxc4 e5 11. d4 exd4 12. exd4 Nf8 13. Qc2 Bg4 14. h3
Bh5 15. Rcd1 Qa5 16. d5 Rad8 17. Nd4 Bxe2 18. Ncxe2 cxd5 19. Nb3 Qxa2 20.
Nec1 Qa6 21. Bxf6 gxf6 22. cxd5 Ng6 23. Nd4 Re5 24. Nf3 Rh5 25. Ne2 Qa5 26.
Qe4 Qc7 27. g3 Qd7 28. h4 Re8 29. Qc4 f5 30. Rfe1 f4 31. Nc3 Rxe1+ 32. Rxe1
fxg3 33. Ne4 gxf2+ 34. Kxf2 Rf5 35. Nxd6 Rxf3+ 36. Kxf3 Qxd6 37. Re8+ Kg7
38. Qd4+ Kh6 39. Rg8 f6 40. Re8 Ne5+ 41. Kg2 Qa3 42. Qf4+ Kg6 43. Qg3+
Qxg3+ 44. Kxg3 Nf7 45. Kf4 Nd6 46. Re6 Nc4 47. d6 Nb6 48. h5+ Kxh5 49. Kf5
1-0

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.26”]
[Round “6.3”]
[White “Ivanchuk, Vasyl”]
[Black “Svidler, Peter”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “E60”]
[Opening “King’s Indian, 3.Nf3”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 c6 5. Bg2 O-O 6. Nc3 d5 7. cxd5 cxd5 8.
Ne5 Bf5 9. O-O Ne4 10. Be3 Nxc3 11. bxc3 Nc6 12. Qb3 e6 13. Nxc6 bxc6 14.
Rac1 Qa5 15. Bf4 Rac8 16. e3 c5 17. Bd6 c4 18. Qb4 Qxb4 19. Bxb4 Rfe8 20.
Rfe1 Rb8 21. e4 Bxe4 22. Bxe4 dxe4 23. Rxe4 f5 24. Re2 Bxd4 25. Bd6 Rbd8
26. cxd4 Rxd6 27. Rxc4 Kf7 28. Ra4 a6 29. Re5 Red8 30. Rea5 Rxd4 31. Rxd4
Rxd4 32. Rxa6 Kf6 33. h4 Rd2 34. Kf1 h6 35. Ra5 g5 36. hxg5+ hxg5 37. Kg2
Rb2 38. Kf1 Rd2 39. Kg2 Rb2 40. Kf1 Rd2 1/2-1/2

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.26”]
[Round “6.4”]
[White “Svidler, Peter”]
[Black “Ivanchuk, Vasyl”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “A11”]
[Opening “English”]
[Variation “Caro-Kann defensive system”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. c4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. d4 Bf5 6. Qb3 Ra7 7. Nh4 Bc8 8.
a4 e6 9. Nf3 c5 10. cxd5 exd5 11. Be2 Nc6 12. O-O Be6 13. Qd1 cxd4 14. Nxd4
Bc5 15. Nxe6 fxe6 16. b3 O-O 17. Bb2 Ra8 18. Rc1 Qe7 19. Bd3 Rad8 20. Ne2
e5 21. Ng3 g6 22. Qe2 Na5 23. Bxe5 Nxb3 24. Rb1 Qxe5 25. Rxb3 Rd7 26. Rfb1
Rff7 27. Qb2 Ng4 28. Qxe5 Nxe5 29. Be2 Kg7 30. Kf1 h5 31. Bf3 Kh6 32. Ke2
b6 33. Rd1 h4 34. Nf1 d4 35. exd4 Bxd4 36. Ne3 h3 37. Rb4 hxg2 38. Bxg2 Rf4
39. Rb3 Rdf7 40. Rf1 Bc5 41. a5 bxa5 42. Rb7 a4 43. Rxf7 Rxf7 44. Bd5 Rf4
45. Rb1 a3 46. Rb8 Ra4 47. Ba2 Bxe3 48. fxe3 Rh4 49. h3 Kg7 50. Rb3 Rxh3
51. Rxa3 Rh2+ 52. Kf1 Ng4 53. Be6 Nf6 54. Rxa6 Rh5 55. Ke2 1/2-1/2

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.26”]
[Round “6.5”]
[White “Svidler, Peter”]
[Black “Ivanchuk, Vasyl”]
[Result “1-0”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “B90”]
[Opening “Sicilian”]
[Variation “Najdorf, Byrne (English) attack”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8.
f3 h5 9. Qd2 Nbd7 10. Nd5 Bxd5 11. exd5 g6 12. O-O-O Nb6 13. Kb1 Nbxd5 14.
Bg5 Be7 15. g3 O-O 16. h4 Qc7 17. Bd3 a5 18. a4 Nb4 19. Bb5 d5 20. c3 Nc6
21. Bxf6 Bxf6 22. Qxd5 Rad8 23. Qe4 Kg7 24. Rdg1 Rh8 25. Ka2 Ne7 26. g4
hxg4 27. Rxg4 Rh5 28. Qc4 Qb6 29. f4 Nf5 30. fxe5 Bxe5 31. Rg5 Rdh8 32. Qd5
Bf6 33. Rxh5 Rxh5 34. Be2 Rxh4 35. Rxh4 Bxh4 36. Nxa5 Qf2 37. Bc4 Ne3 38.
Qxb7 Nd1 39. Qb3 Qd2 40. Kb1 Bf6 41. Qc2 Qe1 42. Ka2 g5 43. Nb3 g4 44. a5
g3 45. a6 Ne3 46. Qe4 g2 47. Qb7 Nxc4 48. Qxg2+ Kh6 49. a7 Nb6 50. Qc6 Qe6
51. a8=Q Nxa8 52. Qxa8 Be7 53. Qh1+ Kg7 54. Qg2+ Kf8 55. Qa8+ Kg7 56. Qb7
1-0


Ian Nepomniachtchi is on course to keep pace with Magnus Carlsen in the lead after winning Game 2 against Vishy Anand! 

Viswanathan Anand 2 – 3 Ian Nepomniachtchi

[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.26”]
[Round “6.1”]
[White “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Black “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “B90”]
[Opening “Sicilian”]
[Variation “Najdorf, Adams attack”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8.
Be3 Be6 9. Qf3 Nbd7 10. g4 Nb6 11. Bxb6 Qxb6 12. g5 Nd7 13. h4 h6 14. Bh3
hxg5 15. hxg5 O-O-O 16. g6 Rdf8 17. Qg2 Bh4 18. O-O-O Qxf2 19. Qxf2 Bxf2
20. Bxe6 fxe6 21. Rxh8 Be3+ 22. Kb1 Rxh8 23. Rxd6 Kc7 24. Rd1 Rh6 25. Na5
Nb6 26. Rf1 Bf4 27. Rg1 Nc8 28. a4 Nd6 29. Nb3 Be3 30. Rg2 Nc4 31. Ka2 Rh4
32. Re2 Bd4 33. Nc1 Rg4 34. Nd3 Rxg6 35. Nb1 Rg4 36. c3 Rg3 37. Nd2 Nxd2
38. Rxd2 Be3 39. Rd1 Rg4 40. Rf1 Bf4 41. Nc5 Rg6 42. a5 Kc6 43. b4 Rg3 44.
Kb3 g5 45. Rd1 Rg2 46. Rd8 g4 47. Rc8+ Kd6 48. Re8 g3 49. Rxe6+ Kc7 50.
Re7+ Kc6 51. Re6+ Kc7 52. Re7+ Kc6 53. Re6+ Kc7 1/2-1/2

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.26”]
[Round “6.2”]
[White “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”]
[Black “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Result “1-0”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “C24”]
[Opening “Bishop’s opening”]
[Variation “Berlin defence”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 Bc5 4. Nc3 d6 5. f4 Nc6 6. Nf3 Ng4 7. Ng5 Bf2+ 8.
Kf1 exf4 9. Bxf7+ Kf8 10. Ne6+ Bxe6 11. Bxe6 Ne3+ 12. Bxe3 Bxe3 13. Qh5 Ne5
14. Nd5 c6 15. Nxe3 Qf6 16. Ke2 Qxe6 17. Rhf1 Qf6 18. Rxf4 Qxf4 19. Rf1
Qxf1+ 20. Kxf1 Re8 21. Kg1 Nf7 22. Qg4 g6 23. Nc4 Re7 24. Qf4 Re6 25. Na5
Kg7 26. Nxb7 Rb8 27. Nc5 Re7 28. Nb3 Ne5 29. h3 c5 30. Qd2 Rf8 31. d4 cxd4
32. Qxd4 Rf6 33. Nd2 g5 34. Nf1 1-0

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.26”]
[Round “6.3”]
[White “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Black “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “B90”]
[Opening “Sicilian”]
[Variation “Najdorf, Adams attack”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8.
g4 h6 9. Qf3 b5 10. Be3 b4 11. Nd5 Nxd5 12. exd5 O-O 13. O-O-O Nd7 14. Nd2
a5 15. Ne4 a4 16. h4 b3 17. a3 bxc2 18. Rd2 Rb8 19. Rg1 Nf6 20. g5 Nxe4 21.
Qxe4 g6 22. Bd3 Bf5 23. Qxa4 Ra8 24. Qc4 Rc8 25. Qa6 Ra8 26. Qb6 Qxb6 27.
Bxb6 hxg5 28. hxg5 Rfb8 29. Be3 Rxa3 30. bxa3 Rb1+ 31. Kxc2 Rxg1 32. a4 Bd8
33. Bxf5 gxf5 34. Rd1 Rg4 35. Rb1 Kg7 36. Rb8 Ba5 37. Kb3 f4 38. Ba7 e4 39.
Bd4+ Kg6 40. Ra8 Bd2 41. Kc2 e3 42. Kd3 Be1 43. fxe3 f3 44. Rg8+ Kh5 45.
Rf8 Kg6 46. Rg8+ Kh5 47. Rf8 Kg6 48. Rg8+ 1/2-1/2

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.26”]
[Round “6.4”]
[White “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”]
[Black “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Result “0-1”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “B47”]
[Opening “Sicilian”]
[Variation “Taimanov (Bastrikov) variation”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Qc7 6. a3 a6 7. Be3 Nf6 8.
Qf3 b5 9. e5 Nxd4 10. Bxd4 Bb7 11. Qg3 Nd5 12. Ne4 Qxc2 13. Bd3 Qa4 14. b4
Bxb4+ 15. axb4 Qxb4+ 16. Bc3 Nxc3 17. Nd6+ Kf8 18. O-O Bc6 19. Rac1 f5 20.
Qg5 Qd4 21. Rfe1 Qxd3 22. Qh5 g6 23. Qg5 Kg8 24. Qe7 Rf8 25. Ne8 Rf7 26.
Nf6+ Kg7 27. Nh5+ Kh6 28. Qxf7 Kxh5 29. Re3 Ne2+ 30. Kf1 Bxg2+ 31. Ke1 Nxc1
32. Rxd3 Nxd3+ 33. Kd2 Nxe5 34. Qg7 Nf3+ 35. Ke3 Rc8 36. Qxh7+ Kg5 37. Qe7+
Kg4 38. h3+ Bxh3 39. Qd6 Rc3+ 40. Ke2 Bf1+ 41. Kxf1 Rc1+ 0-1

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.26”]
[Round “6.5”]
[White “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”]
[Black “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Result “1-0”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “A06”]
[Opening “Reti opening”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. Nf3 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 c5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Qc2 Nb4 7. Qb1 Be7
8. b3 Nd7 9. Bb2 a6 10. a3 Nc6 11. Ne4 Nf6 12. Bd3 Bd7 13. O-O Nxe4 14.
Bxe4 f5 15. Bd3 O-O 16. Qc2 b5 17. Rfd1 Rc8 18. Rac1 Bd6 19. e4 Nd4 20.
Bxd4 cxd4 21. Qb2 Rxc1 22. Rxc1 Qf6 23. Re1 e5 24. exf5 Bxf5 25. Qb1 g6 26.
a4 Bg4 27. Be4 Kg7 28. h3 Bd7 29. axb5 Bxb5 30. Rc1 Qe7 31. Qc2 Rb8 32. Re1
Qd7 33. Bd5 Rc8 34. Qe4 Qe7 35. h4 Qf6 36. Qg4 Qf5 37. Qg3 Rc5 38. Be4 Qf6
39. h5 Be8 40. Nh4 Qf4 41. Nf5+ 1-0


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