Legends of Chess 2020:Day 7

Legends of Chess 2020:Day 7

Carlsen wins yet again in Round 7 to extend his lead in the Legends of Chess

ROUND 7

Peter Leko 2-3 Ian Nepomniachtchi Boris Gelfand ½-2½ Viswanathan Anand Ding Liren ½-2½ Anish Giri Peter Svidler 1½-2½ Magnus Carlsen Vasyl Ivanchuk 3-1 Vladimir Kramnik

Round 7 Standings: 1 Magnus Carlsen 20pts, 2 Ian Nepomniachtchi 18pts, 3 Anish Giri 14pts, 4 Vladimir Kramnik 12pts, 5 Peter Svidler 11pts, 6 Vasyl Ivanchuk 9pts, 7 Boris Gelfand 7pts, 8 Viswanathan Anand 6pts, 9 Peter Leko 5pts, 10 Ding Liren 3pts.

Round 8 Tuesday 28th July 2020 pairings: Nepomniachtchi-Carlsen Kramnik-Svidler Giri-Ivanchuk Anand-Ding Liren Leko-Gelfand

With two rounds to go it’s Carlsen, Nepo, Giri and Kramnik who would qualify for the chess24 Legends of Chess knockout stage!

 

 

 

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

 

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  nem rég KORHATÁR NÉLKÜl.

Frog Leap Studios

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.27”]
[Round “7.4”]
[White “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Black “Svidler, Peter”]
[Result “1-0”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “A48”]
[Opening “King’s Indian”]
[Variation “London system”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bf4 Bg7 4. e3 O-O 5. Be2 c5 6. O-O Qb6 7. Nbd2 d5 8.
Qc1 Nc6 9. c3 Nh5 10. Bg5 h6 11. Bh4 g5 12. Bg3 Nxg3 13. hxg3 e5 14. Nxe5
Nxe5 15. dxe5 Bxe5 16. e4 dxe4 17. Nc4 Qe6 18. Qe3 Bg7 19. Qxc5 b6 20. Qa3
f5 21. Rad1 Bd7 22. Rd6 Qe8 23. Bh5 Qe7 24. Ne3 Be6 25. Bd1 f4 26. Rxe6
Qxa3 27. bxa3 fxe3 28. fxe3 Rxf1+ 29. Kxf1 Kf8 30. Ke2 Rc8 31. Bb3 Rxc3 32.
Rxe4 Rc5 33. Re6 Re5 34. Rd6 Ke7 35. Rg6 Kf8 36. g4 Rc5 37. a4 Re5 38. Kd3
Rc5 39. Bc4 Re5 40. Rc6 Rc5 41. Rd6 Ke7 42. Rg6 Kf8 43. e4 Rc7 44. a5 bxa5
45. Ra6 Ke7 46. e5 Kf8 47. Rxa5 Ke7 48. Bb3 Rb7 49. Ke4 Bf8 50. Kf5 Rc7 51.
Ra6 Ke8 52. Kg6 Rb7 53. Re6+ Kd8 54. Rf6 Be7 55. Kxh6 Rb5 56. Rf5 Rb4 57.
e6 Rxg4 58. Rd5+ Ke8 59. Kg6 Rf4 60. Ra5 Kf8 61. Rxa7 Rf6+ 62. Kh7 Bd6 63.
Rf7+ Rxf7+ 64. exf7 1-0


ARMAGEDDON LEKO

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.27”]
[Round “7.5”]
[White “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”]
[Black “Leko, Peter”]
[Result “1-0”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “A01”]
[Opening “Nimzovich-Larsen attack”]
[Variation “Indian variation”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. b3 Nf6 2. Bb2 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. e3 Be7 5. c4 O-O 6. Nc3 c6 7. Qc2 b6 8. g4
Nxg4 9. Rg1 Nf6 10. O-O-O c5 11. d4 cxd4 12. Rxd4 Nc6 13. Rh4 g6 14. Ng5
Nb4 15. Qb1 dxc4 16. Bxc4 Qe8 17. Nce4 Nbd5 18. Bxd5 exd5 19. Nxf6+ Bxf6
20. Bxf6 Qc6+ 21. Qc2 Qxf6 22. Qb2 Qxb2+ 23. Kxb2 h5 24. Nf3 Bg4 25. Ne5
Rfe8 26. Nxg4 hxg4 27. Rhxg4 Kg7 28. Rd1 Re5 29. h4 Rh8 30. a4 a5 31. Kc3
Rc8+ 32. Kd3 Rf5 33. Rd2 Kf6 34. b4 Ke6 35. bxa5 bxa5 36. Rb2 Rc5 37. Ke2
Kf6 38. Rd4 Rh5 39. Kf3 Kg7 40. Rf4 Rc4 41. Rb5 Rxf4+ 42. exf4 Rxh4 43.
Rxd5 Rh3+ 44. Kg2 Ra3 45. Rxa5 Kh6 46. f3 Ra2+ 47. Kg3 f6 48. Ra7 Ra3 49.
Ra6 Ra2 50. Ra8 Ra3 51. a5 Ra2 52. a6 Kg7 53. Kg4 Ra4 54. Ra7+ Kh6 55. Kg3
Ra3 56. Kf2 Ra4 57. Ke3 Ra3+ 58. Ke4 Ra4+ 59. Ke3 Ra3+ 60. Ke2 Ra2+ 61. Kd3
Ra3+ 62. Kc4 Ra4+ 63. Kb5 Rxf4 64. Rc7 Rxf3 65. Rc4 Rb3+ 66. Rb4 Re3 67. a7
Re8 68. Ka6 1-0


Peter Svidler – Magnus Carlsen

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.27”]
[Round “7.1”]
[White “Svidler, Peter”]
[Black “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “A20”]
[Opening “English opening”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. Qb3 Nc6 7. Bxc6+
bxc6 8. Nf3 Bd6 9. d4 exd4 10. Nxd4 O-O 11. Qc4 Qd7 12. Bg5 Nd5 13. Ne4 Nb6
14. Qd3 Bb4+ 15. Bd2 Ba6 16. Qxa6 Qxd4 17. Qd3 Qxb2 18. Qb1 Bxd2+ 19. Nxd2
Qe5 20. Nf3 Qc3+ 21. Kf1 Rfe8 22. e3 Qf6 23. Kg2 c5 24. Qc2 c4 25. Rhd1
Rad8 26. Rac1 Qc6 27. Rxd8 Rxd8 28. e4 Qe6 29. Rd1 Rd6 30. a4 Rxd1 31. Qxd1
Qd6 32. Qxd6 cxd6 33. a5 Na4 34. Nd4 Nc5 35. Kf3 a6 36. Ke3 Kf8 37. Nc6 c3
38. Nb4 Ke8 39. Kd4 Kd7 40. f3 c2 41. Nxc2 Nb3+ 42. Kd5 Nxa5 43. Nb4 Nb3
44. Nxa6 Nd2 45. f4 Nf1 46. Nb8+ Kc7 47. Na6+ Kd7 48. Nb8+ Ke8 49. Kxd6
Nxh2 50. Nc6 h5 51. Nd4 Nf1 52. Ne2 g6 53. e5 Ne3 54. Nd4 Nf1 55. Ne2 Ne3
56. Nd4 Nf1 57. Ne2 1/2-1/2

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.27”]
[Round “7.2”]
[White “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Black “Svidler, Peter”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “C90”]
[Opening “Ruy Lopez”]
[Variation “closed, Pilnik variation”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8.
c3 O-O 9. Re1 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d4 Nd7 12. dxc5 dxc5 13. Nbd2 Bb7 14. b3
Qc7 15. Nf1 Rfd8 16. Qe2 Nb6 17. Ne3 g6 18. h4 Nc6 19. h5 b4 20. c4 Nd4 21.
Nxd4 exd4 22. Nd5 Nxd5 23. exd5 Bf6 24. Bd3 Qd7 25. Qf3 Bg7 26. Bg5 Re8 27.
Qf4 Bf8 28. Bf6 Rxe1+ 29. Rxe1 Re8 30. Rxe8 Qxe8 31. Kf1 Bc8 32. Be5 Qd8
33. Bf6 Qd6 34. Qg5 h6 35. Qh4 Bg7 36. Be7 Qe5 37. hxg6 Bf5 38. gxf7+ Kxf7
39. Qh5+ Kxe7 40. Qxf5 Qxf5 41. Bxf5 Be5 42. g3 a5 43. Kg2 Kf6 44. Bd3 Bd6
45. Kh3 Kg5 46. f4+ Kf6 47. Kg4 Bc7 48. Kh4 Bd6 49. Kg4 Bc7 50. Kf3 Bd6 51.
Ke4 Kg6 52. Be2 Kf6 53. Bh5 Bf8 54. Bg4 Bd6 55. Kd3 Bf8 56. Kc2 Kg6 57. Kb2
h5 58. Bd7 h4 59. gxh4 Kh5 60. Kc2 Kxh4 61. Kd3 Kg3 62. f5 Kf4 63. f6 Ke5
64. f7 Kf4 65. Be6 Bd6 66. Bd7 Bf8 67. Be6 Bd6 68. Ke2 Kg3 69. Kd3 Kf4
1/2-1/2

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.27”]
[Round “7.3”]
[White “Svidler, Peter”]
[Black “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “A22”]
[Opening “English”]
[Variation “Bremen, Smyslov system”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. g3 Bb4 4. e4 O-O 5. Nge2 b5 6. cxb5 a6 7. b6 cxb6 8.
Bg2 Nc6 9. O-O Bc5 10. d3 d6 11. h3 Bd7 12. Be3 Bxe3 13. fxe3 Ne7 14. d4 b5
15. dxe5 dxe5 16. Qd6 Ng6 17. Nd5 Be6 18. Qxd8 Rfxd8 19. Nec3 Ne8 20. a4
Nd6 21. h4 Bg4 22. Rfc1 h5 23. Bf1 Rac8 24. axb5 axb5 25. Bd3 Nc4 26. Nxb5
Nxb2 27. Bf1 Rxc1 28. Rxc1 Rc8 29. Rxc8+ Bxc8 30. Be2 Bg4 31. Bxg4 hxg4 32.
Nd6 Nd3 33. h5 Nh8 34. h6 gxh6 35. Nf5 Kh7 36. Nf6+ Kg6 37. Nxg4 h5 38. Nf2
Nxf2 39. Kxf2 f6 40. Kf3 Nf7 41. Kg2 Ng5 42. Nd6 Kg7 43. g4 hxg4 44. Kg3
Nxe4+ 45. Nxe4 f5 46. Nf2 f4+ 47. exf4 exf4+ 48. Kxf4 g3 49. Kf3 gxf2 50.
Kxf2 1/2-1/2

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.27”]
[Round “7.4”]
[White “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Black “Svidler, Peter”]
[Result “1-0”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “A48”]
[Opening “King’s Indian”]
[Variation “London system”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bf4 Bg7 4. e3 O-O 5. Be2 c5 6. O-O Qb6 7. Nbd2 d5 8.
Qc1 Nc6 9. c3 Nh5 10. Bg5 h6 11. Bh4 g5 12. Bg3 Nxg3 13. hxg3 e5 14. Nxe5
Nxe5 15. dxe5 Bxe5 16. e4 dxe4 17. Nc4 Qe6 18. Qe3 Bg7 19. Qxc5 b6 20. Qa3
f5 21. Rad1 Bd7 22. Rd6 Qe8 23. Bh5 Qe7 24. Ne3 Be6 25. Bd1 f4 26. Rxe6
Qxa3 27. bxa3 fxe3 28. fxe3 Rxf1+ 29. Kxf1 Kf8 30. Ke2 Rc8 31. Bb3 Rxc3 32.
Rxe4 Rc5 33. Re6 Re5 34. Rd6 Ke7 35. Rg6 Kf8 36. g4 Rc5 37. a4 Re5 38. Kd3
Rc5 39. Bc4 Re5 40. Rc6 Rc5 41. Rd6 Ke7 42. Rg6 Kf8 43. e4 Rc7 44. a5 bxa5
45. Ra6 Ke7 46. e5 Kf8 47. Rxa5 Ke7 48. Bb3 Rb7 49. Ke4 Bf8 50. Kf5 Rc7 51.
Ra6 Ke8 52. Kg6 Rb7 53. Re6+ Kd8 54. Rf6 Be7 55. Kxh6 Rb5 56. Rf5 Rb4 57.
e6 Rxg4 58. Rd5+ Ke8 59. Kg6 Rf4 60. Ra5 Kf8 61. Rxa7 Rf6+ 62. Kh7 Bd6 63.
Rf7+ Rxf7+ 64. exf7 1-0


Peter Leko – Ian Nepomniachtchi

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.27”]
[Round “7.1”]
[White “Leko, Peter”]
[Black “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “D41”]
[Opening “QGD”]
[Variation “Semi-Tarrasch, 5.cd”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 cxd4
8. cxd4 Bb4+ 9. Bd2 Bxd2+ 10. Qxd2 O-O 11. Bc4 Nd7 12. O-O b6 13. Rad1 Bb7
14. Rfe1 Rc8 15. Bb3 h6 16. Re3 Nf6 17. d5 exd5 18. exd5 Qd6 19. Nh4 Rfe8
20. Nf5 Qd7 21. Rf3 Bxd5 22. Nxh6+ gxh6 23. Rxf6 Qe7 24. Rf4 Bxb3 25. axb3
Qe2 26. g3 Qxd2 27. Rxd2 Rcd8 28. Ra2 Rd7 29. Rfa4 Re1+ 30. Kg2 Rb1 31.
Rxa7 Rxa7 32. Rxa7 Rxb3 33. g4 Kg7 34. f3 Rb5 35. Kg3 h5 36. h3 hxg4 37.
hxg4 Rb3 38. Rb7 Kg6 39. Kf4 Rb4+ 40. Kg3 Rb3 41. Kf4 Rb4+ 42. Kg3 f5
1/2-1/2

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.27”]
[Round “7.2”]
[White “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”]
[Black “Leko, Peter”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “E21”]
[Opening “Nimzo-Indian”]
[Variation “three knights variation”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 O-O 5. Bg5 c5 6. Rc1 cxd4 7. Nxd4 h6
8. Bh4 d5 9. cxd5 g5 10. Bg3 Qxd5 11. e3 Qxa2 12. Qc2 Bxc3+ 13. Qxc3 Ne4
14. Qc2 Qa5+ 15. Ke2 Nxg3+ 16. hxg3 Kg7 17. f4 Nc6 18. Nxc6 bxc6 19. Kf2
Rd8 20. Rd1 Rxd1 21. Qxd1 Qf5 22. Qd6 Qd5 23. Qa3 a5 24. Qc3+ e5 25. Bc4
Qd6 26. fxe5 Qb4 27. Qd4 Be6 28. Bxe6 Qxd4 29. exd4 fxe6 30. Rc1 Ra6 31. g4
Rb6 32. b3 Rxb3 33. Rxc6 Rd3 34. Rxe6 Rxd4 35. Re7+ Kg6 36. Re6+ Kg7 37.
Re7+ Kg6 38. Re6+ Kg7 1/2-1/2

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.27”]
[Round “7.3”]
[White “Leko, Peter”]
[Black “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “A31”]
[Opening “English”]
[Variation “symmetrical, Benoni formation”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. g3 e5 6. Nb5 Bb4+ 7. N1c3 d6
8. a3 Bxc3+ 9. Nxc3 Be6 10. Bg2 Bxc4 11. Bg5 O-O 12. Rc1 Rc8 13. Bxf6 Qxf6
14. Ne4 Qe6 15. Rxc4 Qxc4 16. Nxd6 Qa2 17. Nxc8 Rxc8 18. O-O Qxb2 19. Qd7
Rd8 20. Qc7 Qb6 21. Qxb6 axb6 22. Rb1 g6 23. Rxb6 Rd1+ 24. Bf1 Ra1 25. Rxb7
Rxa3 26. e3 Ra7 27. Rb6 Ne7 28. g4 Kg7 29. Kg2 g5 30. Bd3 Ng6 31. Rb5 Kf6
32. Be4 Ra4 33. Bxg6 hxg6 34. h3 Ke6 35. Rb6+ Ke7 36. Rb7+ Ke6 37. Rb6+ Ke7
38. Rb7+ Ke6 39. Rb6+ 1/2-1/2

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.27”]
[Round “7.4”]
[White “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”]
[Black “Leko, Peter”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “C50”]
[Opening “Giuoco Piano”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. c3 d5 7. exd5 Nxd5
8. a4 a5 9. Nbd2 Nb6 10. Bb5 Bd6 11. Re1 Bg4 12. Ne4 Na7 13. h3 Bh5 14. d4
Nxb5 15. axb5 exd4 16. Nxd6 Qxd6 17. Qxd4 Qxd4 18. Nxd4 Bg6 19. Bf4 Rfc8
20. Bg3 a4 21. Re7 Nc4 22. b3 axb3 23. Rxa8 Rxa8 24. Nxb3 Rc8 25. Rxc7 Rxc7
26. Bxc7 b6 27. Kf1 Bd3+ 28. Ke1 Kf8 29. h4 Ke7 30. f3 Kd7 31. Bg3 Na3 32.
Bf2 Kc7 33. Bg3+ Kd7 34. Bf2 Kc7 35. Bg3+ Kd7 1/2-1/2

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.27”]
[Round “7.5”]
[White “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”]
[Black “Leko, Peter”]
[Result “1-0”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “A01”]
[Opening “Nimzovich-Larsen attack”]
[Variation “Indian variation”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. b3 Nf6 2. Bb2 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. e3 Be7 5. c4 O-O 6. Nc3 c6 7. Qc2 b6 8. g4
Nxg4 9. Rg1 Nf6 10. O-O-O c5 11. d4 cxd4 12. Rxd4 Nc6 13. Rh4 g6 14. Ng5
Nb4 15. Qb1 dxc4 16. Bxc4 Qe8 17. Nce4 Nbd5 18. Bxd5 exd5 19. Nxf6+ Bxf6
20. Bxf6 Qc6+ 21. Qc2 Qxf6 22. Qb2 Qxb2+ 23. Kxb2 h5 24. Nf3 Bg4 25. Ne5
Rfe8 26. Nxg4 hxg4 27. Rhxg4 Kg7 28. Rd1 Re5 29. h4 Rh8 30. a4 a5 31. Kc3
Rc8+ 32. Kd3 Rf5 33. Rd2 Kf6 34. b4 Ke6 35. bxa5 bxa5 36. Rb2 Rc5 37. Ke2
Kf6 38. Rd4 Rh5 39. Kf3 Kg7 40. Rf4 Rc4 41. Rb5 Rxf4+ 42. exf4 Rxh4 43.
Rxd5 Rh3+ 44. Kg2 Ra3 45. Rxa5 Kh6 46. f3 Ra2+ 47. Kg3 f6 48. Ra7 Ra3 49.
Ra6 Ra2 50. Ra8 Ra3 51. a5 Ra2 52. a6 Kg7 53. Kg4 Ra4 54. Ra7+ Kh6 55. Kg3
Ra3 56. Kf2 Ra4 57. Ke3 Ra3+ 58. Ke4 Ra4+ 59. Ke3 Ra3+ 60. Ke2 Ra2+ 61. Kd3
Ra3+ 62. Kc4 Ra4+ 63. Kb5 Rxf4 64. Rc7 Rxf3 65. Rc4 Rb3+ 66. Rb4 Re3 67. a7
Re8 68. Ka6 1-0


Boris Gelfand – Viswanathan Anand

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.27”]
[Round “7.1”]
[White “Gelfand, Boris”]
[Black “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Result “0-1”]
[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. Qc2 Nbd7
8. h4 c5 9. cxd5 exd5 10. Nc3 Re8 11. O-O h6 12. Bf4 a6 13. Rad1 c4 14. Ne5
Nb6 15. b3 Bb4 16. bxc4 dxc4 17. e4 a5 18. Nb5 Nh5 19. Be3 Bd7 20. Nxd7
Qxd7 21. a4 Nf6 22. d5 Nxa4 23. Qxa4 Nxe4 24. Bxe4 Rxe4 25. Nc3 Qxa4 26.
Nxa4 b5 27. Nb6 Rd8 28. Bf4 Bd6 29. Bxd6 Rxd6 30. Nc8 Rd7 31. d6 c3 32. Rd5
b4 33. Nb6 Rd8 34. d7 Re6 35. Na4 Rc6 36. Nc5 Rc7 37. Re5 Kh7 38. Ra1 a4
39. Rxa4 c2 40. Ra1 Rdxd7 41. Nxd7 Rxd7 42. Rc5 b3 43. Rf1 Rd1 44. Kg2 Rxf1
45. Kxf1 b2 0-1

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.27”]
[Round “7.2”]
[White “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Black “Gelfand, Boris”]
[Result “1-0”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “B30”]
[Opening “Sicilian”]
[Variation “Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack (without …d6)”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6 4. Bxc6 bxc6 5. d3 Qc7 6. O-O Ne7 7. h4 e5 8.
h5 h6 9. Nh2 d6 10. f4 exf4 11. Bxf4 g5 12. Bd2 Bg7 13. Bc3 O-O 14. Bxg7
Kxg7 15. Qd2 Be6 16. Qc3+ f6 17. Nd2 Rf7 18. Rf2 Raf8 19. Raf1 Qb6 20. Nc4
Qb8 21. b3 d5 22. Nb2 Qb4 23. Na4 Qxc3 24. Nxc3 f5 25. Na4 c4 26. Nc5 Bc8
27. bxc4 dxe4 28. dxe4 fxe4 29. Nxe4 Rxf2 30. Rxf2 Rd8 31. Nf1 Rd4 32. Nfg3
Be6 33. c5 Bxa2 34. c3 Rd1+ 35. Kh2 Be6 36. Nd6 Re1 37. c4 Nc8 38. Ngf5+
Bxf5 39. Nxf5+ Kh7 40. Rd2 Re5 41. Rd7+ Kg8 42. Nxh6+ Kf8 43. Ng4 Re7 44.
Rd1 Re4 45. Rf1+ Kg7 46. h6+ Kg6 47. Rf6+ Kh5 48. h7 Re8 49. Kg3 1-0

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.27”]
[Round “7.3”]
[White “Gelfand, Boris”]
[Black “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[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. Qc2 Nbd7
8. h4 dxc4 9. Qxc4 c5 10. O-O b5 11. Qxb5 Rb8 12. Qa4 Rxb2 13. Qxa7 Bb7 14.
Bc3 Qb6 15. Qxb6 Rxb6 16. a4 Ra8 17. Rc1 Rba6 18. a5 cxd4 19. Nxd4 Bxg2 20.
Kxg2 Ne4 21. Be1 Nec5 22. Nd2 Bf6 23. N2f3 e5 24. Nb5 Nb3 25. Rd1 Nxa1 26.
Nc7 Nf8 27. Rxa1 e4 28. Ra4 exf3+ 29. Kxf3 Ne6 30. Nxa8 Rxa8 31. e3 Bd8 32.
Ra2 Kf8 33. Ke4 Nc5+ 34. Kd5 Nd3 35. Bc3 Bxa5 36. Bxa5 Ke8 37. Kc6 Nb4+ 38.
Kb7 Nxa2 39. Kxa8 Nc1 40. Kb7 Nd3 41. Kc6 Nxf2 42. Kd5 Ng4 43. Ke4 Kd7 44.
Bc3 g6 45. Kf4 h5 46. e4 1/2-1/2


Ding Liren – Anish Giri

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.27”]
[Round “7.1”]
[White “Ding, Liren”]
[Black “Giri, Anish”]
[Result “0-1”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “E06”]
[Opening “Catalan”]
[Variation “closed, 5.Nf3”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Qd3 b6 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8.
O-O Ba6 9. Qc2 Nd7 10. Nc3 c5 11. Nxd5 exd5 12. Re1 Re8 13. Bf4 Bf6 14. e3
Bb7 15. h4 h6 16. h5 Nf8 17. dxc5 Rc8 18. Qa4 bxc5 19. Qxa7 Re7 20. Qa3 Ne6
21. Be5 Bxe5 22. Nxe5 d4 23. e4 Ng5 0-1

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.27”]
[Round “7.2”]
[White “Giri, Anish”]
[Black “Ding, Liren”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “A20”]
[Opening “English, Nimzovich, Flohr variation”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. c4 e5 2. Nf3 e4 3. Nd4 Nc6 4. e3 Qf6 5. Nb5 Qd8 6. d3 Nf6 7. N1c3 a6 8.
Nd4 Bb4 9. Qb3 Nxd4 10. exd4 Qe7 11. dxe4 Qxe4+ 12. Be3 Bxc3+ 13. Qxc3 d5
14. f3 Qe7 15. c5 O-O 16. O-O-O Re8 17. Re1 Bf5 18. g4 Bg6 19. h4 h5 20. g5
Nd7 21. Bh3 Nf8 22. Bd2 Qd8 23. b3 b6 24. Kb2 a5 25. a4 Ne6 26. Re5 bxc5
27. dxc5 Rb8 28. Rhe1 Rb4 29. Bxe6 fxe6 30. Rxe6 Rxe6 31. Rxe6 d4 32. Qc1
Rxb3+ 33. Kxb3 Qd5+ 34. Ka3 Qxe6 35. Qb2 Qe5 36. Bxa5 Qxc5+ 37. Bb4 Qe5 38.
Qc1 Qd5 39. Qxc7 Qxf3+ 40. Kb2 Qf2+ 41. Ka3 Qxh4 42. a5 Qh3+ 43. Kb2 Qg2+
44. Ka3 Qf3+ 45. Kb2 Qe2+ 46. Kc1 h4 47. a6 Qxa6 48. Qd8+ Kh7 49. Qxd4 Qf1+
50. Kd2 Qg2+ 51. Ke1 Qg3+ 52. Qf2 Qe5+ 53. Qe2 Qxg5 54. Be7 Qg3+ 55. Qf2
Qe5+ 56. Qe2 Qc3+ 57. Qd2 Qf3 58. Qf2 Qe4+ 59. Qe2 Qb7 60. Kf2 h3 61. Kg3
Qh1 62. Bc5 Qd5 63. Be3 Qe6 64. Qf2 Bf5 65. Kh2 Qe4 66. Bf4 Be6 67. Qh4+
Kg8 68. Qf2 Kh7 69. Qh4+ Kg6 70. Qg3+ Kf7 71. Qf2 Ke8 72. Bg3 g5 73. Qb2
Kf7 74. Qf2+ Kg6 75. Qf1 Bd7 76. Qf2 Bc6 77. Kxh3 Qh1+ 78. Bh2 Bd7+ 79. Kg3
Qe4 80. Qf3 Qe1+ 81. Kg2 Qd2+ 82. Kg1 Qc1+ 83. Qf1 Qe3+ 84. Qf2 Qc1+ 85.
Qf1 Qe3+ 86. Qf2 Qe4 87. Qg2 Qd3 88. Bg3 Be6 89. Be1 Bd5 90. Qg3 Qe4 91.
Bd2 Qd4+ 92. Be3 Qd1+ 93. Kf2 Qc2+ 94. Ke1 Qb1+ 1/2-1/2

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.27”]
[Round “7.3”]
[White “Ding, Liren”]
[Black “Giri, Anish”]
[Result “0-1”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “E48”]
[Opening “Nimzo-Indian”]
[Variation “4.e3 O-O, 5.Bd3 d5”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 d5 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Ne2 Re8
8. Bd2 b6 9. Rc1 Bd6 10. Nb5 c5 11. Nxd6 Qxd6 12. dxc5 bxc5 13. Bc3 Nbd7
14. O-O Ne5 15. Bb5 Bd7 16. Bxd7 Nexd7 17. Ng3 Ne4 18. Nxe4 Rxe4 19. Rc2
Rd8 20. Rd2 Nf8 21. Qf3 Qe6 22. h3 Ng6 23. Rfd1 h6 24. Qg3 Rd7 25. b3 Kh7
26. Bb2 f5 27. Kh2 f4 28. exf4 Rxf4 29. Qe3 Qc6 30. Qd3 d4 31. Rc1 Qd6 32.
Kg1 Rdf7 33. Ba3 R4f5 34. Rdc2 Nf4 35. Qe4 Qg6 36. Kh1 Rg5 37. Qxg6+ Rxg6
38. f3 d3 39. Rf2 Re7 40. Bxc5 Re2 41. Rd1 Rc6 42. Bxa7 Ra6 43. Bd4 Raxa2
44. Kg1 Ne6 45. Bb6 Ra6 46. Rxd3 Re1+ 47. Kh2 Rxb6 48. Rc2 Rb1 49. h4 Kg6
50. Rcc3 Rb2 51. Kg3 Kf6 52. Re3 g5 53. hxg5+ hxg5 54. Rc8 Nf4 55. Rf8+ Kg7
0-1


Vasyl Ivanchuk – Vladimir Kramnik

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.27”]
[Round “7.1”]
[White “Ivanchuk, Vasyl”]
[Black “Kramnik, Vladimir”]
[Result “1-0”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “D40”]
[Opening “QGD”]
[Variation “Semi-Tarrasch defence”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c5 5. e3 dxc4 6. Bxc4 a6 7. O-O b5 8.
Be2 Bb7 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. Qxd8+ Kxd8 11. Nd2 Ke7 12. Nb3 Nbd7 13. Nxc5 Nxc5
14. f3 b4 15. Nd1 a5 16. e4 Ba6 17. Be3 Rhc8 18. Bxa6 Rxa6 19. Rc1 Rac6 20.
Nf2 Nfd7 21. b3 f6 22. Rfd1 Nb7 23. Nd3 Nd6 24. Nb2 Rc3 25. Kf2 Ne5 26. Ke2
Nb5 27. Na4 Nd4+ 28. Kf1 Rxc1 29. Rxc1 Rxc1+ 30. Bxc1 Kd6 31. Be3 Nec6 32.
Bf2 e5 33. Ke1 g5 34. Kd2 h5 35. Kd3 h4 36. Kc4 h3 37. gxh3 Nxf3 38. Kb5
Ncd4+ 39. Kxa5 Nc2 40. Nb6 Kc6 41. Nd5 Nd2 42. Nxf6 Kd6 43. h4 gxh4 44.
Bxh4 Ke6 45. Bg5 Nb1 46. Nd5 Nc3 47. Nxc3 bxc3 48. h4 Kf7 49. a4 Nd4 50.
Kb4 Ne2 51. a5 c2 52. Bd2 Ng3 53. a6 Nxe4 54. Bc1 Nf6 55. a7 Nd5+ 56. Kc5
Nc7 57. Kc6 1-0

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.27”]
[Round “7.2”]
[White “Kramnik, Vladimir”]
[Black “Ivanchuk, Vasyl”]
[Result “0-1”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “B76”]
[Opening “Sicilian”]
[Variation “dragon, Yugoslav attack, Rauser variation”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8.
Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O d5 10. exd5 Nxd5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. Bd4 e5 13. Bc5 Be6 14.
Ne4 Re8 15. h4 h6 16. g4 Qc7 17. g5 h5 18. Qe1 Nf4 19. Bd6 Qb6 20. Bc5 Qc7
21. c4 Bd5 22. Bd6 Qb6 23. Bc5 Qc7 24. Rh2 Bxe4 25. Bd6 Qc8 26. Qxe4 c5 27.
b4 Bf8 28. bxc5 Qa6 29. Rb2 Qa3 30. Kb1 Bxd6 31. cxd6 Rab8 32. Rb7 Red8 33.
c5 Qxc5 34. d7 Nd5 35. Qxd5 Qxd5 36. Rxd5 Rxb7+ 37. Kc2 Rdxd7 38. Rxe5 Rd4
0-1

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.27”]
[Round “7.3”]
[White “Ivanchuk, Vasyl”]
[Black “Kramnik, Vladimir”]
[Result “0-1”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “A32”]
[Opening “English”]
[Variation “symmetrical variation”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nf3 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 Qa5 7. Bxf6 gxf6
8. a3 Nc6 9. e3 h5 10. Be2 h4 11. O-O f5 12. b4 Qe5 13. Rc1 Rg8 14. c5 Bh6
15. Bf3 f4 16. Nxc6 bxc6 17. Qd4 Qxd4 18. exd4 h3 19. Rfe1 Kd8 20. Ne4 Kc7
21. Nd6 f6 22. a4 Rb8 23. b5 axb5 24. axb5 cxb5 25. Ra1 Bf8 26. Ne8+ Kd8
27. Nxf6 Rg6 28. Ng4 Bg7 29. Ne5 Bxe5 30. Rxe5 b4 31. g3 fxg3 32. hxg3 b3
33. Rb1 Rf6 34. Be4 h2+ 35. Kg2 Rh6 36. Kh1 Rb4 37. d5 b2 38. f3 Rc4 39.
Bd3 Rc3 40. Bf1 Rxf3 41. Bg2 Rf2 42. Re3 Rxg2 0-1

[Event “Legends of Chess Prelim”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.07.27”]
[Round “7.4”]
[White “Kramnik, Vladimir”]
[Black “Ivanchuk, Vasyl”]
[Result “0-1”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “C50”]
[Opening “Giuoco Pianissimo”]
[EventDate “2020.07.21”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 a6 6. O-O Ba7 7. Re1 d6 8.
Bb3 h6 9. Nbd2 O-O 10. Nf1 Re8 11. Ng3 Be6 12. Ba4 b5 13. Bc2 d5 14. exd5
Qxd5 15. Be3 Bb6 16. h3 Qd6 17. a4 b4 18. a5 Bxe3 19. fxe3 bxc3 20. bxc3 e4
21. Nxe4 Nxe4 22. dxe4 Qg3 23. Kh1 Rab8 24. Ba4 Red8 25. Qe2 Nxa5 26. Nd4
Rd6 27. Qf3 Qg5 28. Qf4 Nc4 29. Bb3 Rxd4 30. cxd4 Rxb3 31. d5 Bd7 32. Rac1
Bb5 33. h4 Qe7 34. Rc2 Rb4 35. Rec1 a5 36. Kg1 a4 37. e5 Nxe5 38. Rxc7 Qxc7
39. Rxc7 Rxf4 40. exf4 Nc4 41. Rb7 Be8 42. Kf2 Kf8 43. g4 a3 44. Ra7 Bb5
45. Kf3 Nb6 46. d6 Ba4 47. Rb7 Bc6+ 0-1


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