Nepomniachtchi (2767.9, World #12) wins Dortmund 2018

Nepomniachtchi (2767.9, World #12) wins Dortmund 2018

Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2018

2018-07-14 – 2018-07-23

[su_quote]Yan Nepomniachtchi ‏ Took the 1st place in Dortmund @SparkassenChess. Not without a bit of luck, however, but nevertheless I am very happy & satisfied. [/su_quote]

Nepomniachtchi, Ian

Last update: 22 July 2018, 15:51 GMT

# Name Classic +/− Rapid Blitz Age
12 ↑3 Nepomniachtchi 2767.9 +10.9 2765.6 2846.0 28

Statistics and Details: Nepomniachtchi

# Name Rating Change Tournament Date
1 Giri 2782 ½ w +0.3 Dortmund Sparkassen (1) 14.07.2018
2 Kovalev V 2655 ½ b −1.4 Dortmund Sparkassen (2) 15.07.2018
3 Nisipeanu 2672 1 w +3.8 Dortmund Sparkassen (3) 17.07.2018
4 Wojtaszek 2733 ½ b −0.3 Dortmund Sparkassen (4) 18.07.2018
5 Kramnik 2792 1 w +5.5 Dortmund Sparkassen (5) 20.07.2018
6 Duda 2737 ½ b −0.3 Dortmund Sparkassen (6) 21.07.2018
7 Meier 2628 1 w +3.3 Dortmund Sparkassen (7) 22.07.2018

 

[Event “46. Sparkassen Chess-Meeting 2018”]
[Site “Dortmund”]
[Date “2018.07.22”]
[Round “7”]
[White “Giri, Anish”]
[Black “Duda, Jan-Krzysztof”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B08”]
[WhiteElo “2782”]
[BlackElo “2737”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “94”]
[EventDate “2018.07.14”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “GER”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3
g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Be3 O-O 6. Qd2 Nc6 {B08: Pirc Defence: Classical System} 7. d5
Nb8 8. Bh6 {LiveBook: 3 Games} (8. h3 c6 9. g4 b5 10. a3 Qa5 11. Rb1 b4 12.
axb4 Qxb4 13. Bd3 cxd5 {1/2-1/2 (57) Bacrot,E (2714)-Hera,I (2620) Brest 2018})
8… e5 {White is slightly better.} 9. dxe6 Bxe6 10. Bxg7 Kxg7 11. O-O-O $146 (
{Predecessor:} 11. Nd4 Re8 12. O-O-O Nbd7 {1-0 (48) Gomes,M (2331)-Kotepalli,S
(1978) Mysore 2017}) 11… Nc6 12. h3 Re8 (12… a6 $14) 13. g4 $1 $16 a6 14.
Bg2 Nd7 {[%cal Bf6d7,Bd7b6,Bb6c4][%mdl 32]} 15. Ng5 Nb6 16. f4 Nc4 17. Qd3 b5
18. e5 Nb4 19. Qg3 d5 $2 (19… c6 20. b3 Qa5) 20. a3 (20. Qh4 h6 $11) 20… a5
21. Qh4 (21. axb4 $6 axb4 22. Nb1 (22. Qh4 bxc3 23. Qxh7+ Kf8 $11) 22… Ra2
$18) (21. Nxb5 Qb8 $18) (21. h4 $18) 21… h6 22. Nxe6+ fxe6 23. Qxd8 (23. Qg3
$142) 23… Rexd8 24. Rde1 d4 {[#]} 25. Nxb5 ({Much weaker is} 25. axb4 $6 dxc3
26. Bxa8 (26. bxc3 Ra6 $15) 26… cxb2+ 27. Kb1 Rxa8 $11) ({Better is} 25. Ne4
$1 $16 {[%cal Re4c5] Threatens to win with Nc5.} Nd5 26. Nc5) 25… d3 (25…
Rab8 $11 26. axb4 (26. Nxc7 Na2+ 27. Kd1 Kf7 $17) 26… Rxb5) 26. axb4 $14 ({
Don’t play} 26. Bxa8 d2+ 27. Kb1 dxe1=R+ 28. Rxe1 Nd2+ 29. Kc1 Na2+ 30. Kd1
Nf3+ 31. Ke2 Nxe1 $17) 26… d2+ 27. Kb1 dxe1=Q+ 28. Rxe1 Rab8 $1 {[%cal Rb8b5]
} 29. Nxc7 Rd2 30. Nxe6+ (30. Be4 $1 $14 Rxb4 31. b3) 30… Kf7 $15 31. Bf1
Rxb4 32. Kc1 {Hoping for Bxc4.} Rf2 $36 {[%mdl 2048] ( -> …Ra4). Black is
more active.} 33. Nd4 {And now b3 would win.} Nxe5 34. fxe5 Rxd4 $11 {[%mdl
4096] Endgame KRR-KRB} 35. Bd3 g5 {[%mdl 1024] Black has compensation.} 36. Re3
$1 Rdf4 37. Be2 Ke7 38. Kb1 {[#]} (38. b3 $1 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 38…
Rf8 (38… Rh2 $1 $17 {[%cal Rh2h1]} 39. Bd3 Rh1+ 40. Ka2 Ra4+ 41. Kb3 Raa1)
39. Ka2 R2f4 40. Ka3 {The position is equal.} Rb8 41. b3 Rc8 42. Bc4 (42. c4 {
is interesting.} Rc5 43. Bf3 Rc8 44. Ka4 Rc5 45. Ka3) 42… Rcxc4 43. bxc4 Rxc4
44. c3 a4 45. e6 Rf4 46. Kb2 Rf2+ 47. Ka3 Rf4 {Precision: White = 61%, Black =
44%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “46. Sparkassen Chess-Meeting 2018”]
[Site “Dortmund”]
[Date “2018.07.22”]
[Round “7”]
[White “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”]
[Black “Meier, Georg”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C10”]
[WhiteElo “2757”]
[BlackElo “2628”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “53”]
[EventDate “2018.07.14”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “GER”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 13,53,17,19,13,25,15,16,10,8,12,23,20,17,11,66,65,61,62,54,62,67,47,81,
69,66,40,135,137,245,214,461,451,478,489,650,222,647,635,765,718,29989,29990]}
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Nf3 Ngf6 6. Nxf6+ Nxf6 7. Ne5 Bd6
{LiveBook: 4 Games. C10: French with 3 Nc3: Unusual Black 3rd moves and 3…
dxe4} (7… Nd7 8. Bf4 Nxe5 9. Bxe5 f6 10. Bg3 c5 11. Bc4 cxd4 12. O-O Bd6 13.
Re1 Bxg3 14. hxg3 O-O 15. Re4 {1-0 (50) Dominguez Perez,L (2739)-Meier,G (2628)
chess.com INT 2018}) 8. Bg5 h6 9. Bh4 O-O {The position is equal.} 10. Bd3 c5
11. Qe2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. Nc4 g5 12. Nxd6 Qxd6 13. dxc5 Qe5+ 14. Qe2
Qxe2+ 15. Kxe2 gxh4 16. a3 {0-1 (51) Fuss,J (1688)-Pieczka,R (1922) Germany
2012}) 11… Qa5+ 12. c3 {[%cal Bc2c3,Bc3d4][%mdl 32] And now Bxf6 would win.}
cxd4 13. Nc4 Qc5 (13… Qd5 $11) 14. Bxf6 $14 gxf6 15. Qg4+ Kh8 16. cxd4 Qb4+
17. Kf1 {Hoping for Qe4.} Bc7 18. Qe4 $40 {[%csl Gd3][%cal Re4h7][%mdl 128]
Black needs to defend precisely.} f5 19. Qh4 Kg7 ({Black should try} 19… Kh7
$14) 20. g4 $16 f4 (20… Bd8 $16 {is a better defense.} 21. Qh5 (21. Qg3 Rg8
$14) 21… Qe7) 21. Rg1 {Threatens to win with g5.} Bd7 $2 (21… Rg8 22. g5 h5
) 22. Qh5 $1 $18 ({Weaker is} 22. g5 h5 $14) 22… Rh8 23. g5 hxg5 24. Qxg5+
Kf8 25. Qf6 (25. a3 Qb3 $11) 25… Rxh2 {[#]} 26. Rg7 $1 {[%csl Gg7][%cal
Rf6f7]} Be8 {[#]} 27. Bh7 $1 {Precision: White = 96%, Black = 30%.} (27. Rg1
Bc6 $11) 1-0

[Event “46. Sparkassen Chess-Meeting 2018”]
[Site “Dortmund”]
[Date “2018.07.22”]
[Round “7”]
[White “Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter”]
[Black “Wojtaszek, Radoslaw”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D38”]
[WhiteElo “2672”]
[BlackElo “2733”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “67”]
[EventDate “2018.07.14”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “GER”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,67,9,16,16,20,27,25,16,22,22,22,22,22,22,23,28,18,1,16,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,7,14,14,14,14,14,15,15,15,15,17,25,0,25,0,25,0,25,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4
e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Qb3 c5 6. dxc5 Na6 {D38: Queen’s Gambit Declined:
Ragozin Defence (4 Nf3 Bb4)} 7. a3 Bxc3+ 8. Qxc3 Nxc5 9. cxd5 Qxd5 10. Be3 Nce4
{LiveBook: 26 Games} 11. Qe5 Qxe5 12. Nxe5 Nd5 13. Bc1 Bd7 14. f3 {[#]} Nc5
$146 15. e4 Nb3 16. Rb1 Nb6 17. Be3 Rc8 18. Nxd7 Kxd7 19. Be2 Ke7 20. O-O Rhd8
21. Rfd1 Rxd1+ 22. Bxd1 Nc4 23. Bxb3 Nxe3 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 24.
Kf2 Nc4 {[#] Strongly threatening …Nd2.} 25. Rc1 Nb6 26. Rxc8 Nxc8 {KB-KN}
27. e5 f6 28. f4 fxe5 29. fxe5 Kd7 30. Ba4+ Kc7 31. Bb3 Kd7 32. Ba4+ Kc7 33.
Bb3 Kd7 34. Ba4+ {Precision: White = 57%, Black = 85%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “46. Sparkassen Chess-Meeting 2018”]
[Site “Dortmund”]
[Date “2018.07.22”]
[Round “7”]
[White “Kovalev, Vladislav”]
[Black “Kramnik, Vladimir”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C44”]
[WhiteElo “2655”]
[BlackElo “2792”]
[Annotator “RC”]
[PlyCount “208”]
[EventDate “2018.07.14”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “GER”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]
[TimeControl “40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30”]

1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e5 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nc6 {
[%emt 0:00:08]} 3. d4 {[%emt 0:00:07]} exd4 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 4. Bc4 {[%emt 0:
00:05]} Bc5 {[%emt 0:00:16]} 5. Ng5 {[%emt 0:01:14]} Nh6 {[%emt 0:00:51]} 6.
Nxf7 {[%emt 0:00:23]} Nxf7 {[%emt 0:03:29]} 7. Bxf7+ {[%emt 0:00:04]} Kxf7 {
[%emt 0:00:06]} 8. Qh5+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} g6 {[%emt 0:00:42]} 9. Qxc5 {[%emt 0:
00:04]} d5 {[%emt 0:04:44]} 10. O-O {[%emt 0:00:24]} dxe4 {[%emt 0:05:15]} 11.
c3 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Re8 {[%emt 0:09:17]} 12. cxd4 {[%emt 0:11:00]} Nxd4 {
[%emt 0:02:44]} 13. Nc3 {[%emt 0:15:00]} b6 {[%emt 0:02:27]} 14. Qc4+ {[%emt 0:
05:06]} Be6 {[%emt 0:00:16]} 15. Qa4 {[%emt 0:00:06]} c5 {[%emt 0:09:59]} 16.
Nxe4 {[%emt 0:24:05]} Bd5 {[%emt 0:10:30]} 17. f3 {[%emt 0:05:16]} Bxe4 {
[%emt 0:07:15]} 18. fxe4+ {[%emt 0:00:06]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 19. Qc4 {
[%emt 0:05:08]} Kh8 {[%emt 0:09:42]} 20. b4 {[%emt 0:09:05]} Rxe4 {[%emt 0:01:
16]} 21. Bb2 {[%emt 0:00:24]} Qg8 {[%emt 0:01:14]} 22. Rf7 {[%emt 0:10:44]} Rf8
{[%emt 0:07:40]} 23. Rxf8 {[%emt 0:02:00]} Qxf8 {[%emt 0:00:47]} 24. bxc5 {
[%emt 0:01:51]} bxc5 {[%emt 0:01:34]} 25. Rf1 {[%emt 0:05:35]} Qe7 {[%emt 0:00:
15]} 26. Qd5 {[%emt 0:02:05]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:01:23]} 27. h3 {[%emt 0:01:12]} g5 {
[%emt 0:04:47]} 28. Bc3 {[%emt 0:08:51]} a6 {[%emt 0:15:17]} 29. Kh1 {[%emt 0:
00:24]} Kh6 {[%emt 0:08:24]} 30. Rb1 {[%emt 0:02:34]} Nb5 {[%emt 0:03:32]} 31.
Bf6 {[%emt 0:00:51]} Qxf6 {[%emt 0:00:15]} 32. Qxe4 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Nc3 {
[%emt 0:00:00]} 33. Qf3 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Qxf3 {[%emt 0:00:32]} 34. Rb6+ {
[%emt 0:00:01]} Kh5 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 35. gxf3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Nxa2 {[%emt 0:
00:05]} 36. Rc6 {[%emt 0:01:48]} Nb4 {[%emt 0:01:36]} 37. Rxc5 {[%emt 0:00:04]}
Nd3 {[%emt 0:01:25]} 38. Ra5 {[%emt 0:00:17]} Kh4 {[%emt 0:00:33]} 39. Kh2 {
[%emt 0:00:18]} Nf4 {[%emt 0:00:29]} 40. Rxa6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kh5 {[%emt 0:00:
10]} 41. Rd6 {[%emt 0:01:56]} Ne2 {[%emt 0:07:08]} 42. Rd2 {[%emt 0:03:10]} Nf4
{[%emt 0:02:26]} 43. Kg3 {[%emt 0:00:23]} Ng6 {[%emt 0:01:43]} 44. Rd7 {
[%emt 0:04:06]} h6 {[%emt 0:03:47]} 45. Rf7 {[%emt 0:04:26]} Ne5 {[%emt 0:00:
57]} 46. Rf5 {[%emt 0:01:01]} Ng6 {[%emt 0:02:45]} 47. Ra5 {[%emt 0:00:46]} Nf4
{[%emt 0:00:45]} 48. h4 {[%emt 0:00:59]} Ne2+ {[%emt 0:01:41]} 49. Kf2 {
[%emt 0:07:09]} Nf4 {[%emt 0:00:37]} 50. hxg5 {[%emt 0:00:41]} hxg5 {[%emt 0:
00:03]} 51. Ke3 {[%emt 0:08:43]} Ng2+ {[%emt 0:00:45]} 52. Kf2 {[%emt 0:02:32]}
Nf4 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 53. Ra8 {[%emt 0:01:24]} Kg6 {[%emt 0:00:43]} 54. Ke3 {
[%emt 0:00:39]} Ng2+ {[%emt 0:01:13]} 55. Ke4 {[%emt 0:00:21]} Nh4 {[%emt 0:00:
25]} 56. Ra6+ {[%emt 0:00:39]} Kf7 {[%emt 0:03:06]} 57. Ra2 {[%emt 0:03:48]}
Kf6 {[%emt 0:01:44]} 58. Ra1 {[%emt 0:01:52]} Ke6 {[%emt 0:00:54]} 59. Rh1 {
[%emt 0:03:51]} Ng6 {[%emt 0:01:32]} 60. Rh6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kf6 {[%emt 0:01:
41]} 61. Rh7 {[%emt 0:02:04]} Nh4 {[%emt 0:00:32]} 62. Ke3 {[%emt 0:01:58]} Ng6
{[%emt 0:02:00]} 63. Ra7 {[%emt 0:00:17]} Nh4 {[%emt 0:00:36]} 64. Ra6+ {
[%emt 0:00:07]} Kf5 {[%emt 0:00:47]} 65. Kf2 {[%emt 0:00:23]} Ng6 {[%emt 0:00:
27]} 66. Kg3 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Ne5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 67. Ra8 {[%emt 0:00:29]} Ng6
{[%emt 0:03:27]} 68. Rg8 {[%emt 0:00:53]} Ne5 {[%emt 0:00:21]} 69. Rf8+ {
[%emt 0:00:05]} Ke6 {[%emt 0:00:24]} 70. Kf2 {[%emt 0:02:13]} Ng6 {[%emt 0:00:
21]} 71. Rb8 {[%emt 0:01:33]} Kf5 {[%emt 0:00:26]} 72. Rb5+ {[%emt 0:01:20]}
Kf6 {[%emt 0:01:06]} 73. Ra5 {[%emt 0:00:22]} Ne5 {[%emt 0:00:28]} 74. Ke2 {
[%emt 0:01:54]} Ng6 {[%emt 0:01:04]} 75. Ra6+ {[%emt 0:00:42]} Kf5 {[%emt 0:00:
40]} 76. Ke3 {[%emt 0:00:11]} Nh4 {[%emt 0:00:16]} 77. Ra5+ {[%emt 0:00:59]}
Kf6 {[%emt 0:00:27]} 78. Ke4 {[%emt 0:00:46]} Kg6 {[%emt 0:00:16]} 79. Ra1 {
[%emt 0:06:30]} Kf6 {[%emt 0:01:06]} 80. Rg1 {[%emt 0:02:16]} Nf5 {[%emt 0:01:
10]} 81. Rg2 {[%emt 0:00:42]} Nh4 {[%emt 0:00:21]} 82. Rh2 {[%emt 0:00:13]} Ng6
{[%emt 0:00:29]} 83. Rh5 {[%emt 0:00:47]} Nf4 {[%emt 0:00:29]} 84. Rh8 {
[%emt 0:03:04]} Ng6 {[%emt 0:00:53]} 85. Rb8 {[%emt 0:02:23]} Nh4 {[%emt 0:00:
20]} 86. Rg8 {[%emt 0:01:51]} Ng6 {[%emt 0:00:15]} 87. Kd4 {[%emt 0:00:12]} Kf5
{[%emt 0:01:53]} 88. Ke3 {[%emt 0:01:25]} Kf6 {[%emt 0:00:12]} 89. Ke4 {
[%emt 0:00:17]} Kf7 {[%emt 0:00:38]} 90. Rb8 {[%emt 0:00:47]} Nh4 {[%emt 0:00:
12]} 91. Rc8 {[%emt 0:00:22]} Kf6 {[%emt 0:01:54]} 92. Rc1 {[%emt 0:01:50]} Ke6
{[%emt 0:01:33]} 93. Ke3 {[%emt 0:00:57]} Kf5 {[%emt 0:01:01]} 94. Rc5+ {
[%emt 0:00:05]} Kf6 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 95. Rb5 {[%emt 0:00:41]} Ng6 {[%emt 0:00:
22]} 96. Ke4 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Nh4 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 97. Rd5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Kg6
{[%emt 0:00:29]} 98. f4 {[%emt 0:01:11]} gxf4 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 99. Kxf4 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} Kf7 {[%emt 0:01:02]} 100. Kg5 {[%emt 0:00:14]} Nf3+ {[%emt 0:
01:32]} 101. Kf4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Nh4 {[%emt 0:00:17]} 102. Kg5 {[%emt 0:00:02]
} Nf3+ {[%emt 0:00:07]} 103. Kg4 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Ke6 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 104.
Kxf3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Kxd5 {[%emt 0:00:03] Ke4+} 1/2-1/2


46th Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting 2018 (Dortmund GER)
Sat 14th Jul 2018 – Sun 22nd Jul 2018 – Official Site

46th GM 2018 (8 players 7 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 100:50:15+30spm(1)) – Games in PGN: Games |

46th GM 2018 Dortmund GER (GER), 14-22 vii 2018 cat. XIX (2720)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1. Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2757 * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 5 2872
2. Duda, Jan-Krzysztof g POL 2737 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 0 1 4 2767
3. Giri, Anish g NED 2782 ½ ½ * 0 ½ ½ 1 1 4 2760
4. Kovalev, Vladislav g BLR 2655 ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ ? ½ 2775
5. Meier, Georg g GER 2628 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 2732
6. Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2733 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 3 2667
7. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2792 0 1 0 ? ½ ½ * ½ 2661
8. Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter g GER 2672 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 2496
Round 1 (July 14, 2018)
Nepomniachtchi, Ian – Giri, Anish ½-½ 60 C42 Petroff’s Defence
Duda, Jan-Krzysztof – Kovalev, Vladislav ½-½ 72 E52 Nimzo Indian
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw – Meier, Georg ½-½ 31 A10 Dutch, QI and KID Systems
Kramnik, Vladimir – Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ½-½ 46 D35 QGD Exchange
Round 2 (July 15, 2018)
Kovalev, Vladislav – Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 90 B51 Sicilian Rossolimo
Meier, Georg – Giri, Anish ½-½ 28 A14 Reti Opening
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw – Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 47 E21 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter – Duda, Jan-Krzysztof 0-1 32 B52 Sicilian Rossolimo
Round 3 (July 17, 2018)
Nepomniachtchi, Ian – Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter 1-0 50 D36 QGD Exchange
Duda, Jan-Krzysztof – Wojtaszek, Radoslaw 1-0 40 A45 Trompowsky
Giri, Anish – Kovalev, Vladislav 0-1 73 B29 Sicilian Defence
Kramnik, Vladimir – Meier, Georg ½-½ 49 C10 French Rubinstein
Round 4 (July 18, 2018)
Meier, Georg – Kovalev, Vladislav ½-½ 40 E06 Catalan
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw – Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 42 D02 Queen’s Pawn Game
Kramnik, Vladimir – Duda, Jan-Krzysztof 1-0 37 A29 English Four Knights
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter – Giri, Anish 0-1 56 B92 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.Be2
Round 5 (July 20, 2018)
Nepomniachtchi, Ian – Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 41 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
Duda, Jan-Krzysztof – Meier, Georg ½-½ 33 A13 Reti Opening
Giri, Anish – Wojtaszek, Radoslaw ½-½ 57 A13 Reti Opening
Kovalev, Vladislav – Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ½-½ 62 C07 French Tarrasch
Round 6 (July 21, 2018)
Duda, Jan-Krzysztof – Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 58 B51 Sicilian Rossolimo
Meier, Georg – Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter 1-0 49 E06 Catalan
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw – Kovalev, Vladislav ½-½ 47 E06 Catalan
Kramnik, Vladimir – Giri, Anish 0-1 64 D05 Colle System
Round 7 (July 22, 2018)
Nepomniachtchi, Ian – Meier, Georg 1-0 27 C10 French Rubinstein
Giri, Anish – Duda, Jan-Krzysztof ½-½ 47 B08 Pirc Defence
Kovalev, Vladislav – Kramnik, Vladimir * 92 C44 Scotch Gambit
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter – Wojtaszek, Radoslaw ½-½ 34 D38 QGD Ragozin