London Chess Classic 2018 11 – 16 Dec 2018,INFO LIVE REULTS PGN

London Chess Classic 2018 11 – 16 Dec 2018,INFO LIVE REULTS PGN

London Chess Classic 2018 LIVE 11 – 16 Dec 2018, London (England)

The London Chess Classic is the final stage of the Grand Chess Tour taking place from 11-17 December at Google HQ in London, for the semi-final, and then at the Olympia Conference Centre in Kensington for the final. The matches consist of eight games, two classical (worth 6 points), two Rapid (4 points) and four Blitz (2 points). In case of a tie, a rapid mini-match (10+5) and an Armageddon (5 vs 4) will be played.The prize fund is $300,000 (about €280,000) with a first prize of $75,000, plus another $100,000 and $50,000 respectively for the top two in the overall 2018 Grand Chess Tour standings. Players receive 100 minutes for 40 moves then 60 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second delay from move 1, for the Rapid (25+5) and the Blitz (3+2). Official websites: www.londonchessclassic.com| grandchesstour.org

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London a novemberi világbajnoki döntő után december 11. és 17. között rendezi meg a Grand Chess Tour 2018 döntőjét. Az amerikai Fabiano Caruana és Hikaru Nakamura, a francia Maxime Vachier-Lagrave és az örmény Levon Aronjan játszik a 300 ezer dollár díjalapú fináléban. Az egyik elődöntő, Caruana és Nakamura között, a másik ágon Aronjan a francia

Grand Chess Tour: 2018 London Chess Classic 15:59 2018.12.11.

INFO Schedule MENETREND ITT

The London Chess Classic is the final stage of the Grand Chess Tour held in London from 11th to 7th of December. –  Fabiano Caruana (Classical #2, 2832; Rapid #10, 2789; Blitz #16, 2767) –  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Classical #6, 2778; Rapid #11, 2786; Blitz #2, 2937) –  Levon Aronian (Classical #11, 2765; Rapid #7, 2802; Blitz #3, 2889) –  Hikaru Nakamura (Classical #17, 2746; Rapid #2, 2844; Blitz #4, 2858) After two Classical games on December 11-12, games of rapid and blitz will be played on Dec. 13. The winners then go through to the 3-day Final, held at the traditional Olympia London venue on December 15-16 (Classical) & 17 (Rapid & Blitz). There will also be a Third Place Playoff. 1st prize of $120,000,  $80,000 for 2nd, $60,000 for 3rd and $40,000 for 4th Schedule in UTC: Round 1 Classic     Dec 11, 2018    14:00 Round 2 Classic        Dec 12, 2018    14:00 Round 1 Rapid     Dec 13, 2018    14:00 Round 2 Rapid    Dec 13, 2018    15:30 Round 1 Blitz    Dec 13, 2018    17:00 Round 2 Blitz    Dec 13, 2018    17:30 Round 3 Blitz    Dec 13, 2018    18:00 Round 4 Blitz    Dec 13, 2018    18:30 Round 1 Classic        Dec 15, 2018    14:00 Round 2 Classic        Dec 15, 2018    14:00 Round 1 Rapid     Dec 15, 2018    14:00 Round 2 Rapid    Dec 16, 2018    15:30 Round 1 Blitz    Dec 17, 2018    17:00 Round 2 Blitz    Dec 16, 2018    17:30 Round 3 Blitz    Dec 17, 2018    18:00 Round 4 Blitz    Dec 17, 2018    18:30

[Event “10th LCC GCT Finals 2018”]
[Site “London”]
[Date “2018.12.11”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Black “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D37”]
[WhiteElo “2832”]
[BlackElo “2746”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “102”]
[EventDate “2018.12.09”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “ENG”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]
1.
d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 b6 7. Qc2 Bb7 8. Rd1 {
LiveBook: 14 Games. D37: Queen’s Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4} (8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd5
Qxd5 10. Bd3 h6 11. e4 Qa5+ 12. Bd2 Bb4 13. Rc1 c5 14. dxc5 Nd7 15. c6 Rac8 16.
Bxb4 Qxb4+ {1/2-1/2 (55) Nepomniachtchi,I (2705)-Nakamura,H (2816) Baku 2015})
8… Bd6 9. Bg3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9. Bg5 Nbd7 10. cxd5 exd5 11. Bd3 h6 12.
Bh4 a6 13. Bf5 Qe8 14. Qb3 b5 15. O-O Be7 {1/2-1/2 (98) Kveinys,A (2545)-Xu,Y
(2518) Reykjavik 2017}) 9… Nbd7 10. cxd5 {White has an edge.} Nxd5 11. e4 (
11. Nxd5 {looks sharper.} Bxd5 12. Bd3 f5 13. Bc4 Nf6 14. Be5) 11… Nxc3 12.
bxc3 Bxg3 13. hxg3 e5 14. Bb5 c6 15. Be2 Qc7 16. g4 {[%cal Bg3g4,Bg4g5][%mdl
32]} Rfe8 17. g5 Rad8 18. Kf1 b5 19. Rh4 a6 20. a4 Qa5 21. g6 hxg6 22. Ng5 Nf8
(22… Qxa4 $2 23. Qxa4 bxa4 24. Bc4 $18) (22… c5 $1 $11 {remains equal.})
23. Rd3 $16 Bc8 (23… Qxa4 $2 24. Qxa4 bxa4 25. Rdh3 $18) 24. Qb3 {[%csl Gg5]
[%cal Rb3f7]} Qc7 ({Don’t blunder} 24… Ne6 $2 25. Rdh3 $18) 25. axb5 axb5 26.
Rf3 (26. g4 $1 $14 Ne6 27. Rdh3) 26… Be6 $1 $11 {[%cal Re6b3]} 27. d5 cxd5
28. exd5 Rxd5 {And now …Rd4 would win.} ({Wrong is} 28… Bxd5 $2 {[#]} 29.
Rfh3 $1 $18 {[%mdl 512]}) 29. Nxe6 fxe6 30. Rfh3 {[%cal Bf3h3,Bh3h4,Bh4e4]
[%mdl 32] [#]} e4 $1 31. Rxe4 ({Avoid the trap} 31. Bxb5 $2 Rb8 $19) 31… Ra8
{aiming for …Ra1+.} 32. g3 {Threatening Rxe6!} Qc5 {Strongly threatening …
Rf5.} 33. Re3 Ra3 34. Qb2 Qd6 35. Rh4 {The position is equal.} Ra4 $132 {
[%mdl 2048] Black puts up resistance} 36. Rhe4 Qa3 37. Qxa3 (37. Qb1 {is
interesting.} Qa1 38. Rb4 Qxb1+ 39. Rxb1 Ra5 40. c4) 37… Rxa3 38. Bg4 Rc5 39.
Bxe6+ Nxe6 40. Rxe6 Raxc3 41. Rxc3 Rxc3 42. Rxg6 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KR-KR} b4
43. Rb6 b3 44. Kg2 Kf7 45. f4 g5 46. fxg5 Rc2+ 47. Kf3 b2 48. Kg4 Kg7 49. Rb7+
Kg6 50. Rb6+ Kg7 51. Rb7+ Kg6 {Accuracy: White = 69%, Black = 71%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “10th LCC GCT Finals 2018”]
[Site “London”]
[Date “2018.12.11”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Black “Aronian, Levon”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C88”]
[WhiteElo “2781”]
[BlackElo “2765”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “147”]
[EventDate “2018.12.09”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[EventCountry “ENG”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

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0,0,0,0,0,0,8,8,8,0,8,0,0,0,8,0]} 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} (
11. Nbd2 Qc8 12. h3 Rb8 13. Nc4 h6 14. Be3 Rd8 15. Qe2 Bf8 16. Nfd2 g6 17. Ba4
Qb7 18. Qf3 Nh7 {1-0 (92) Karjakin,S (2760)-Sevian,S (2634) Douglas 2018})
11… fxe6 12. Nbd2 {LiveBook: 14 Games} Qb8 13. Nb3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13.
c3 Nd7 14. d4 Qb5 15. c4 Qb7 16. d5 Nd8 17. Nf1 c6 18. Ng3 cxd5 19. cxd5 exd5
20. exd5 {1/2-1/2 (42) Bernal Varela,N (2376)-Biedermann,T (2433) ICCF email
2017}) 13… Nd8 14. d4 exd4 15. Qxd4 c5 16. Qc4 Nd7 17. Be3 Bf6 $36 {[%mdl
2048] Black fights for an advantage.} 18. Ra2 Re8 19. Nbd2 Nf7 20. Qb3 Qb5 21.
Rd1 Nde5 22. Nxe5 Nxe5 23. Qa4 ({White should play} 23. h3 $15) 23… Qxa4 $17
24. Rxa4 Rac8 25. h3 g5 26. c3 d5 27. exd5 exd5 {[#] And now …Nd3 would win.}
28. cxb4 Nd3 29. Bxc5 $1 Nxb2 ({Of course not} 29… Nxc5 $6 30. bxc5 Rxc5 31.
Nf3 $14) 30. Raa1 Nxd1 31. Rxd1 Bc3 32. Nf3 d4 33. Nxg5 Rb8 34. Nf3 Bxb4 35.
Bb6 $1 Re4 36. Nxd4 {The position is equal.} Re1+ 37. Rxe1 Bxe1 $11 {[%mdl
4096] Endgame KRB-KBN} 38. Ne6 Re8 39. Nc5 Rc8 40. Nxa6 {[#] Black must now
prevent Nc7.} Bxa5 41. Bxa5 Ra8 42. Bd2 {Nc5 is the strong threat.} Rxa6 {KR-KB
} 43. g4 Kf7 44. Kg2 Kg6 45. Be3 h5 46. f4 hxg4 47. hxg4 Rf6 48. Kf3 Rf7 49.
Bc5 Rf6 50. Bb4 Rf7 51. Ke4 Rb7 52. Bc5 Rb3 53. Be3 Rb4+ 54. Ke5 Kf7 55. Kf5
Rb5+ 56. Ke4 Kf6 57. Bd2 $1 Rc5 58. Be1 Rc4+ 59. Kf3 Rc5 60. Bh4+ Kg6 61. Be7
Ra5 62. Kg3 Kf7 63. Bd6 Kg6 64. Kh4 Ra1 65. Bc5 Rd1 66. f5+ Kf6 67. Be3 Rh1+
68. Kg3 Rb1 69. Bc5 Rb5 70. Bd4+ Kg5 71. Be3+ Kf6 72. Bd4+ Kg5 73. Be3+ Kf6 74.
Bd4+ {Precision: White = 63%, Black = 67%.} 1/2-1/2