Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2018 GCT,11 – 15 Aug

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2018 GCT,11 - 15 Aug


Saint Louis (rapid) 2018,GCT
11 - 13 Aug 2018, Saint Louis, Missouri (USA)


Saint Louis (blitz) 2018, Web (9), GCT
14 - 15 Aug 2018, Saint Louis, Missouri (USA)


The Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz is the third stage of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour. The 10-player tournament takes place in the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis from 11-15 August and sees tour regulars Aronian, Caruana, Nakamura, Anand, Karjakin, MVL, So, Mamedyarov, Grischuk and wild card Dominguez. The prize fund is $150,000, with $37,500 for 1st place.

The rapid section is a single round-robin with 3 rounds each day on the first 3 days at a time control of 25 minutes for all moves and a 10-second delay from move 1. The final 2 days are a blitz double round-robin, with 18 rounds of 5 minutes + 3-second delay blitz. Rapid games count double, with 2 points for a win and 1 for a draw. A tie for first place will be decided in a 2-game Rapid mini-match (10min + 5sec delay), only between the top two, and if necessary an Armageddon game (5 vs. 4). The playoff takes place shortly after the last round. Official website: grandchesstour.org

Round - Rapid 01 Aug 11, 2018 18:00 Round - Rapid 02 Aug 11, 2018 19:30 Round - Rapid 03 Aug 11, 2018 21:00 Round - Rapid 04 Aug 12, 2018 18:00 Round - Rapid 05 Aug 12, 2018 19:30 Round - Rapid 06 Aug 12, 2018 21:00 Round - Rapid 07 Aug 13, 2018 18:00 Round - Rapid 08 Aug 13, 2018 19:30 Round - Rapid 09 Aug 13, 2018 21:00 Round - Blitz 01 Aug 14, 2018 18:00 Round - Blitz 02 Aug 14, 2018 18:30 Round - Blitz 03 Aug 14, 2018 19:00 Round - Blitz 04 Aug 14, 2018 19:30 Round - Blitz 05 Aug 14, 2018 20:00 Round - Blitz 06 Aug 14, 2018 20:30 Round - Blitz 07 Aug 14, 2018 21:00 Round - Blitz 08 Aug 14, 2018 21:30 Round - Blitz 09 Aug 14, 2018 22:00 Round - Blitz 10 Aug 15, 2018 18:00 Round - Blitz 11 Aug 15, 2018 19:30 Round - Blitz 12 Aug 15, 2018 19:00 Round - Blitz 13 Aug 15, 2018 19:30 Round - Blitz 14 Aug 15, 2018 20:00 Round - Blitz 15 Aug 15, 2018 20:30 Round - Blitz 16 Aug 15, 2018 21:00 Round - Blitz 17 Aug 15, 2018 21:30 Round - Blitz 18 Aug 15, 2018 22:00

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2018 (Saint Louis USA)  Sat 11th Aug 2018 - Thu 16th Aug 2018 - Official Site - Results - Live

Saint Louis Rapid 2018 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 25m+10spm) | Live Rapid

[Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.11"] [Round "1"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C47"] [WhiteElo "2852"] [BlackElo "2754"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "60"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Nc3 Nxe4 5. Nxe4 d5 6. Bd3 dxe4 7. Bxe4 Bd6 8. O-O O-O 9. Re1 {C55: Two Knights: 4 d3, 4 d4 exd4 5 e5 and Max Lange Attack} Bg4 {LiveBook: 6 Games} ( 9... Re8 10. d3 Bg4 11. h3 Bh5 12. c3 Bg6 13. Be3 Qd7 14. Nh4 f5 15. Bxc6 Qxc6 16. Nxg6 hxg6 {1/2-1/2 (57) Ivanchuk,V (2739)-Karjakin,S (2723) Moscow 2009}) 10. h3 Bh5 $1 11. g4 {The position is equal.} Bg6 12. d3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12. Bxc6 bxc6 13. Nxe5 Qh4 14. Kg2 Bxe5 15. Rxe5 f5 16. f3 fxg4 17. hxg4 { 1/2-1/2 (28) Llanes Hurtado,M (2285)-Gonzalez Diaz,D (2250) Santiago 1995}) 12... f5 13. gxf5 (13. Bxc6 $11 bxc6 14. Bg5 (14. Nxe5 Qh4 $15)) 13... Bxf5 $17 14. Bxf5 Rxf5 15. Be3 Bc5 16. Bxc5 Qd5 17. Nd2 {[#] And now Ne4 would win.} Qxc5 18. Ne4 Qe7 19. c3 Raf8 20. Qb3+ Kh8 {...Qh4 is the strong threat.} 21. Qxb7 Nd8 $36 {[%cal Bc6d8,Bd8e6,Be6g5][%mdl 2080] Black has some pressure.} 22. Qb4 $2 {[#]} (22. Qxa7 $11 Ne6 23. Re3) 22... Qh4 $1 $19 23. Ng3 (23. Re3 { was the only chance.} Ne6 24. Rg3) 23... Rf4 24. Re4 {Black must now prevent Qxf8+!} Ne6 25. Rxf4 exf4 26. Re1 (26. Kg2 $142 Qg5 27. h4 Qxh4 28. Rh1) 26... a5 27. Qe4 Ng5 28. Qe7 {[%cal Re7f8]} Kg8 29. Re4 Nxh3+ 30. Kg2 Ng5 {Precision: White = 54%, Black = 79%.} 0-1 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.11"] [Round "1"] [White "Dominguez Perez, Leinier"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A04"] [WhiteElo "2826"] [BlackElo "2798"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "71"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,71,56,47,56,54,51,43,43,46,46,46,46,47,50,43,43,43,43,43,43,44,44,43, 46,47,50,43,45,40,40,40,41,37,41,30,89,91,106,98,112,72,89,52,99,102,103,60,82, 75,58,0,72,0,74,0]} 1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 {[%cal Be7e5,Be5e4][%mdl 32]} 4. e3 Nf6 5. d4 e4 6. d5 {A34: Symmetrical English: 2 Nc3, lines with ...d5} exf3 7. dxc6 fxg2 8. cxd7+ Bxd7 9. Bxg2 g6 10. b3 {LiveBook: 6 Games} Bg7 11. Qd6 Qb6 12. Qe5+ Kf8 13. Bb2 {[#] Black must now prevent Nd5.} Nh5 $146 14. Qd5 Bc6 15. Qd6+ Kg8 16. Bxc6 {aiming for Nd5.} Rd8 $1 {[%cal Rd8d6]} 17. Qe7 bxc6 18. Rd1 Rxd1+ 19. Kxd1 Bf6 $1 {[%cal Rf6e7]} 20. Qe4 Kg7 21. Kc2 Qc7 22. h3 Rd8 23. Qf3 Kg8 24. Rd1 Rxd1 25. Nxd1 Be7 26. Bc3 Ng7 (26... f5 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 27. Nb2 $16 Nf5 28. Nd3 f6 29. Nf4 Kf7 30. Qg4 Bd6 31. Nd3 Be7 32. Kd2 Qd6 33. Ke2 Qe6 34. Kd2 Qd6 $1 35. Ke2 Qe6 $1 36. Kd2 {Precision: White = 55%, Black = 75%.} ({White should try} 36. Bb2 $16) 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.11"] [Round "1"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A05"] [WhiteElo "2793"] [BlackElo "2806"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "101"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 20,101,21,10,39,32,36,30,41,30,30,30,20,23,30,30,29,25,21,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,11,3,4,3,0,0,2,0,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, -8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,0,0,0,0,0,-8]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Bf5 4. c4 c6 5. O-O e6 6. cxd5 cxd5 7. Qb3 Qb6 8. Qxb6 axb6 9. d3 Nc6 10. Nc3 Bc5 {A11: Reti-Eröffnung} 11. Bd2 {LiveBook: 8 Partien} (11. Nh4 Bg6 12. Nxg6 hxg6 13. a3 Kd7 14. Bd2 Nd4 15. Rad1 Nb3 16. Bf4 Bd4 17. Nb5 Rhc8 18. Nxd4 Nxd4 {1/2-1/2 (55) Vachier Lagrave,M (2789)-Aronian,L (2764) Leuven 2018}) 11... Ke7 12. Rfc1 Rhc8 {Weiß steht etwas besser.} 13. Nb5 Bg4 14. a3 Ne8 15. h3 $146 ({Vorgänger:} 15. e3 f6 16. Ne1 Nc7 17. Nxc7 Rxc7 18. Rc3 {1/2-1/2 (30) Maedler,J-Zinn,L Magdeburg 1964}) 15... Bxf3 $1 16. Bxf3 Nd6 17. Nxd6 Bxd6 18. e3 b5 19. d4 {Die Stellung ist ausgeglichen.} b4 20. axb4 Rxa1 21. Rxa1 { zielt auf b5 ab.} Bxb4 22. Bc3 Bxc3 23. bxc3 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endspiel KTL-KTS} b5 24. Rb1 Rb8 25. Be2 b4 26. cxb4 Rxb4 27. Rxb4 (27. Ra1 {is interesting.} g6 28. g4 g5 29. Ra6 Nb8 30. Ra7+) 27... Nxb4 {KL-KS} 28. Kf1 Kd6 29. Ke1 e5 30. dxe5+ Kxe5 31. h4 d4 32. exd4+ Kxd4 33. Kf1 Nc6 34. Bf3 Ne5 35. Be2 Kc3 36. Ba6 Kd2 37. Bb5 f6 38. Ba6 h6 39. Bb5 g6 40. Be8 g5 $1 41. hxg5 hxg5 42. f4 gxf4 43. gxf4 Nd3 44. f5 Ke3 45. Bd7 Nc5 46. Bc8 Ne4 47. Kg2 Kf4 48. Be6 Ng3 49. Kf2 Nxf5 50. Bxf5 Kxf5 51. Kf3 {Precision: Weiß = 78%, Schwarz = 84%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.11"] [Round "1"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C65"] [WhiteElo "2758"] [BlackElo "2824"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "69"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 20,69,9,9,20,-15,0,0,5,0,2,0,96,95,95,87,74,85,106,118,142,149,439,404, 411,426,420,429,430,426,538,554,554,549,544,545,545,293,537,533,532,528,524, 492,558,541,522,504,521,516,511,501]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O Nd4 6. Nxd4 Bxd4 7. c3 {C65: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence (3...Nf6), unusual lines and 4 0-0 Bc5} (7. Ba4 O-O 8. Nd2 d5 9. exd5 Qxd5 10. Bb3 Qc6 11. Qf3 Bd7 12. h3 Rae8 13. Re1 b5 14. Qxc6 Bxc6 {1/2-1/2 (78) Caruana,F (2816) -Karjakin,S (2782) Paris 2018}) (7. Nd2 a6 8. Ba4 b5 9. Bb3 d6 10. a4 Bb6 11. axb5 Bg4 12. Nf3 axb5 13. Rxa8 Qxa8 14. h3 Be6 15. Bxe6 fxe6 {1/2-1/2 (28) Anand,V (2762)-Nakamura,H (2790) Moscow 2016}) 7... Bb6 8. Na3 c6 9. Ba4 d6 10. Nc4 Bc7 11. Bb3 {LiveBook: 11 Games} h6 12. Ne3 d5 13. exd5 cxd5 14. d4 e4 $1 15. f3 $146 Qd6 (15... Be6 $11) 16. g3 $16 O-O 17. fxe4 dxe4 18. Nf5 Bxf5 19. Rxf5 Rae8 20. Be3 h5 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (20... Qa6 $16 {keeps fighting.} 21. Qf1 Qxf1+ 22. Raxf1 Kh7) 21. Bf4 $18 Qd7 {[#]} 22. Rxf6 $1 {[%mdl 512]} gxf6 23. Bxc7 Qxc7 24. Qxh5 {Threatens to win with Rf1.} e3 25. Qg6+ Kh8 26. Qxf6+ Kg8 27. Qg6+ Kh8 28. Qh6+ Kg8 29. Bc2 {[%csl Gc2][%cal Rh6h7] [#] White is clearly winning.} f5 30. Bb3+ Rf7 31. Re1 Qe7 32. Qg6+ Kf8 33. Qxf7+ Qxf7 34. Bxf7 Kxf7 35. Kg2 {Precision: White = 81%, Black = 47%.} 1-0 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.11"] [Round "1"] [White "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A06"] [WhiteElo "2751"] [BlackElo "2738"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "62"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 10,62,39,26,28,9,23,28,39,23,37,36,64,62,54,52,79,35,25,22,59,0,0,0,0,0, 0,-87,0,0,0,-71,-81,-88,-51,-117,-101,-106,-121,-116,-132,-89,-103,-282,-354, -620,-633,-922,-910,-29995,-5685,-4612,-3187,-29997,-29998]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. b3 c5 3. e3 Nc6 4. Bb2 f6 (4... Nf6 5. Bb5 e6 6. Bxc6+ bxc6 7. d3 Bd6 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. e4 Nd7 10. e5 Be7 11. O-O Rb8 12. Re1 Qc7 13. c4 Rd8 {1-0 (38) Nakamura,H (2777)-Hou,Y (2658) chess.com INT 2018}) 5. d4 cxd4 6. exd4 {LiveBook: 3 Partien. A06: Zukertort-Eröffnung} Bg4 7. Be2 Qd7 8. O-O {Weiß hat minimalen Vorteil.} e6 9. Re1 $146 ({Vorgänger:} 9. c4 Bd6 10. Nc3 Nge7 11. Re1 O-O 12. Qd2 Bxf3 13. Bxf3 dxc4 14. bxc4 Nxd4 {0-1 (54) Radnaev,A (2040)-Baglaev,E (2090) Ulan Ude 2013}) 9... O-O-O 10. Nbd2 Bd6 11. a3 Nge7 12. c4 Bf4 13. c5 h5 $1 14. b4 a6 $1 15. Qa4 (15. b5 $14 axb5 16. Bxb5) 15... Qc7 $11 16. b5 axb5 $1 17. Bxb5 g5 18. Bc3 (18. g3 $11 {bleibt in der Remisbreite.} Bxd2 19. Nxd2) 18... Bf5 (18... h4 $1 $17) 19. Nf1 h4 {[%cal Bh5h4,Bh4g3,Bg3g2][%mdl 32]} 20. Qa8+ (20. Ne3 $11 Bxe3 21. fxe3 (21. Rxe3 g4 $11)) 20... Kd7 $1 $17 21. Qa4 { Droht La5.} Ra8 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Schwarz hat Druck.} 22. Qd1 ({Lieber} 22. Qb3 $15) 22... g4 23. N3d2 g3 24. fxg3 hxg3 25. h3 Rag8 26. Ne3 $2 {[#]} (26. Nf3 $17) 26... Bxh3 $1 $19 {[%mdl 512]} 27. gxh3 $2 {[#]} (27. Qf3 Bxe3+ 28. Qxe3) 27... g2 $1 ({Und nicht} 27... Bxe3+ 28. Rxe3 Nf5 29. Qf3 $15) 28. Ng4 { Und De2 würde nun gewinnen.} Rxh3 29. Qe2 Rxg4 (29... Bh2+ $142 30. Kxg2 Qg3+ 31. Kh1 Bg1+ 32. Nh2 Rxh2+ 33. Qxh2 Qxh2#) 30. Qxe6+ Kd8 {( -> ...Le3+!)} 31. Qxg4 Be3+ {Precision: Weiß = 31%, Schwarz = 69%.} 0-1 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.11"] [Round "2"] [White "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C44"] [WhiteElo "2812"] [BlackElo "2794"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "117"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 26,117,0,0,36,-108,28,28,45,29,37,22,35,16,50,50,45,14,21,0,0,0,15,2,58, 62,54,54,63,57,68,31,43,47,35,33,32,36,44,0,7,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-34, 8,8,10,18,66,68,64,53,63,60,60,29,61,48,4,0,60,53,54,58,62,74,74,75,164,124, 124,131,29976,29977,12795,9942,29973,29974,29992,29993,29993,29994]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. Bd3 d5 8. exd5 cxd5 9. O-O O-O 10. Bg5 c6 11. Na4 h6 12. Bh4 Be6 13. c3 {C47: Schottisches Vierspringerspiel} Bd6 (13... Be7 14. Re1 Re8 15. Bc2 Nd7 16. Bxe7 Qxe7 17. f4 Qf6 18. Qd4 Qxd4+ 19. cxd4 g6 20. Rac1 Rab8 21. a3 Nb6 22. Nxb6 axb6 23. Ba4 Bd7 24. Re5 Ra8 25. Bb3 f6 26. Ree1 Kf7 27. Kf2 g5 {1/2-1/2 (27) Polgar,J (2701)-Giri,A (2722) Hoogeveen 2011}) 14. Bc2 {LiveBook: 3 Partien} Re8 15. Qd3 {[#]} ({Viel schlechter ist} 15. Bxf6 Qxf6 16. Re1 Rab8 $17) (15. Qd4 $14 { behält die Oberhand.}) 15... g5 $146 ({Lieber} 15... Bxh2+ $1 $17 {[%mdl 512]} 16. Kh1 (16. Kxh2 Ng4+ 17. Kg3 g5 $17) 16... Bb8) ({Vorgänger:} 15... Bxh2+ 16. Kxh2 Ng4+ 17. Kg3 g5 18. Qh7+ Kf8 19. Bf5 gxh4+ {1-0 (34) Diril,D (1754)-Komut, B (2008) Konya 2012}) 16. Bg3 $11 Bxg3 17. hxg3 Qd6 18. Qd4 Bg4 19. Rfe1 Be2 20. Nc5 Re7 21. Nb3 Rae8 22. Qc5 Qxc5 23. Nxc5 Nd7 24. Nb3 Nb6 (24... Bc4 $11 25. Rxe7 Rxe7) 25. Nd4 $1 $14 c5 $1 {[%cal Rc5d4]} 26. Nf5 Re6 27. b4 cxb4 28. cxb4 Bh5 29. Nxh6+ Kf8 30. Rxe6 fxe6 31. g4 Bf7 $1 32. Bd3 Rc8 33. Nxf7 Kxf7 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endspiel KTL-KTS} 34. a4 Rc3 35. Be2 Nc4 36. b5 Na5 37. g3 e5 38. Kg2 {Weiss will Th1 spielen.} Rc2 39. Bd3 Rd2 40. Bf1 Rc2 {[%mdl 1024] Schwarz hat Kompensation.} 41. Rd1 Ke6 42. Bd3 Rb2 43. Bf5+ Kd6 44. Be4 $1 d4 45. Rc1 Re2 46. Bd3 Ra2 47. Rc8 Rxa4 48. f4 Ra2+ (48... gxf4 $11 49. gxf4 Ra3 50. fxe5+ Kxe5) 49. Kf3 $1 $14 Nb3 $1 {[%cal Rb3d2]} 50. Rc6+ Ke7 {Und ...Sd2+ würde nun gewinnen.} 51. Ke4 exf4 52. gxf4 gxf4 (52... Nd2+ $16 {war einen Versuch wert.} 53. Kxd4 gxf4) 53. Kxf4 Rf2+ {[#]} 54. Ke5 $1 {Und weiter mit Tc7+ wäre nett.} Rg2 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (54... Rf3 $16) 55. Rc7+ Kd8 56. Rxa7 Rxg4 57. b6 {Weiß setzt Matt.} Rg5+ 58. Kd6 {[%cal Ra7a8]} Kc8 59. Be4 { Precision: Weiß = 65%, Schwarz = 53%.} 1-0 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.11"] [Round "2"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C67"] [WhiteElo "2796"] [BlackElo "2771"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "113"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 23,113,15,7,20,20,19,16,0,0,0,0,0,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,26,26,33,14,13,12, 12,12,20,16,24,14,20,12,12,0,20,21,80,81,79,67,72,73,89,60,60,60,90,90,90,90, 88,88,90,90,90,90,90,90,128,128,146,146,137,137,143,143,143,142,325,339,334, 295,417,290,281,280,469,466,2094,1908,4602,1844,29979,29980,29979,29980,29979, 29980]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. h3 Ke8 10. Nc3 b6 {C67: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence: 4 0-0 Nxe4} 11. Rd1 Bb4 12. Ne2 Bb7 {LiveBook: 4 Games. The position is equal.} 13. Ned4 Nxd4 $1 14. Nxd4 Bc5 15. Nf5 Rg8 {[#]} 16. Be3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 16. g4 h5 17. Be3 {1/2-1/2 (43) Anand,V (2770)-Topalov,V (2761) Saint Louis 2016}) 16... Bc8 17. Nd4 Bd7 18. Rd3 Bxd4 19. Rxd4 c5 20. Rd2 Bc6 21. Rad1 Ke7 22. Bg5+ f6 23. Bh4 Kf7 24. Bg3 Rae8 25. exf6 gxf6 26. Kh2 Re7 27. f3 a5 28. Bf4 a4 29. c4 h5 30. h4 Rge8 31. Kg1 Re1+ (31... Ke6 $11) 32. Rxe1 $16 Rxe1+ { [%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} 33. Kf2 Re7 34. Rd8 Be8 35. b3 axb3 36. axb3 c6 37. Rb8 b5 38. cxb5 cxb5 39. Bd6 Re6 40. Bxc5 Bc6 41. b4 Re8 42. Rb6 Re6 43. Kg3 Be8 44. Rb7+ Kg6 45. Kf4 Re5 46. g4 {[%cal Bg2g4,Bg4g5][%mdl 32]} Rd5 47. Rb6 {Black must now prevent g5.} Bd7 $2 {[#]} (47... hxg4 $16 48. fxg4 Bd7) 48. g5 $1 $18 Rf5+ 49. Kg3 Kf7 (49... Kh7 $142 50. f4 (50. Rxf6 Rxf6 51. gxf6 Kg6 $16) (50. gxf6 Kg6 $18) 50... fxg5 51. fxg5 Be8) 50. f4 {[%cal Bf3f4,Bf4f5] [%mdl 32]} fxg5 51. hxg5 {[%cal Bh4g5,Bg5g6][%mdl 32]} Rd5 $2 {[#]} (51... h4+ {keeps fighting.} 52. Kf3 (52. Kxh4 Rxf4+ 53. Kh5 Bc8 $18) 52... h3) 52. Kh4 Rd3 (52... Kg7 $142 53. Bd6 (53. Kxh5 Rd2 $18) 53... Kg6 54. Be5+ Kf5) 53. f5 Rf3 54. Rb7 (54. g6+ $142 Kg7 55. Bd4+ Kh6 56. Be5) 54... Ke8 55. Rb8+ { White mates.} Kf7 56. g6+ Kf6 57. Rf8+ {Precision: White = 67%, Black = 49%.} 1-0 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.11"] [Round "2"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B13"] [WhiteElo "2794"] [BlackElo "2785"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "70"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 23,70,3,11,0,0,0,0,-23,-17,-9,-10,-118,-83,-153,-48,-139,-83,-313,-306, -313,-308,-783,-379,-509,0,-500,-504,-488,-510,-491,-502,-493,-468,-626,-614, -644,-521,-971,-945,-986,-935,-1243,-1250,-2443,-2020,-29989,-29990,-29967, -29970]} 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Bd3 Nc6 5. c3 Nf6 6. Bf4 Bg4 7. Qb3 Qd7 8. Nd2 e6 9. Ngf3 Bd6 10. Bxd6 Qxd6 11. Qxb7 {B13: Caro-Kann: Exchange Variation and Panov-Botvinnik Attack} (11. O-O O-O 12. Rfe1 Nd7 13. a4 Qc7 14. Qa3 Bh5 15. a5 Rfe8 16. a6 b6 17. Bb5 Rec8 18. Re3 h6 {0-1 (70) Jumabayev,R (2612)-Riazantsev,A (2650) Riadh 2017}) 11... Rb8 12. Qa6 O-O {LiveBook: 5 Games} ({But not} 12... Rxb2 $6 13. Bb5 $16) 13. Bb5 {The position is equal.} Rb6 14. Qa4 Ne7 15. Ne5 Ng6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15... Qb8 16. Bd3 Rxb2 17. Nb3 Ng6 18. O-O Be2 19. Bxe2 Rxe2 {0-1 (50) Larsson,A (2351)-Eriksson,A (2394) Sweden 2001}) 16. Nxg4 Nxg4 17. h3 (17. g3 $1 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 17... Nf6 $36 {[%cal Bg4f6,Bf6h5,Bh5g3][%mdl 3104] Strongly threatening ...Rfb8. Black has strong compensation. Black is on the roll.} 18. Nb3 (18. c4 $142 Qb8 19. Nb3) 18... e5 (18... Rfb8 $17 19. Be2 Nf4) 19. O-O (19. O-O-O $15) 19... e4 (19... Nf4 $142 $1 {White must now prevent ...Ne4.} 20. g3 Nxh3+ 21. Kg2 Ng5 22. dxe5 Qxe5) 20. Rfe1 $2 (20. c4 $17 Qb8 21. Nc5) 20... Nh5 $19 21. Bf1 Nh4 22. Qa5 $2 ({And not} 22. Qxa7 Nf4 $11) (22. Re3 Qf4 23. Nc5) 22... Qg6 (22... Qf4 $142 {( -> ...Nf3+!)} 23. a4 Rxb3 24. Qxd5 Rxb2) 23. Qxd5 {[#]} Nf3+ $1 24. Kh1 {[#]} Ng3+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} 25. fxg3 Qxg3 {[%csl Gf3][%cal Rg3h2]} 26. Qe5 Nxe5 27. dxe5 Qxe5 28. Rad1 f5 {[%cal Bf7f5,Bf5f4][%mdl 32]} 29. Rd7 Rd6 30. Rxa7 Qg3 31. Rb1 f4 {aiming for ...f3.} 32. Nc5 Qe3 33. b4 f3 34. Re7 fxg2+ 35. Bxg2 Rh6 {Precision: White = 5%, Black = 76%.} 0-1 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.11"] [Round "2"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Black "Dominguez Perez, Leinier"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D35"] [WhiteElo "2791"] [BlackElo "2754"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "55"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 16,55,15,-18,0,0,0,11,0,0,0,-8,3,1,35,16,58,63,152,161,156,18,50,52,54, 0,0,0,0,-65,89,105,352,342,769,762,759,712,760,748,743,727]} 1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 c5 7. Rb1 Be7 {D35: Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange Variation} 8. Nf3 O-O 9. h4 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Nc6 $146 { The position is equal.} ({Predecessor:} 9... cxd4 10. cxd4 Nc6 11. h5 f5 12. exf5 Qa5+ 13. Bd2 Qxf5 14. Bc3 h6 15. Bd3 {1-0 (41) Karjakin,S (2763)-Kramnik, V (2800) Berlin 2018}) 10. h5 h6 11. Bb5 Qc7 12. Rh3 Rd8 {Hoping for ...cxd4.} 13. Rg3 {Threatens to win with Bxh6.} Kh8 (13... Bd6 $5 14. e5 $8 Nxe5 15. dxe5 Bxe5 16. Qxd8+ Qxd8 17. Nxe5 Qd5 18. Bxh6 Qxe5+ 19. Be2 Qxg3 20. fxg3 gxh6 $11) 14. Kf1 a6 15. Bd3 cxd4 16. cxd4 {[%cal Bc3d4,Bd4d5][%mdl 32]} e5 (16... Bf8 $14) 17. d5 $1 $16 {[%cal Rd5c6]} Nb4 18. Nxe5 (18. Be2 $1 $16) 18... Bd6 $1 $11 (18... Qxe5 $2 19. Bb2 $18) 19. Rxb4 {Rc4 is the strong threat.} Bxe5 ({ Much weaker is} 19... Bxb4 $6 20. Bb2 $16) 20. Re3 (20. Rc4 $14 Qd6 21. Re3) 20... Qe7 $1 {[%cal Re7b4]} 21. Bb2 $1 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White fights for an advantage.} Bf4 22. Qa1 (22. Qf3 $11 Qxb4 23. Bxg7+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kxg7 24. Qxf4) 22... f6 $2 {[#]} (22... Qxb4 $2 {loses.} 23. Bxg7+ Kh7 24. Qf6 $18) ( 22... Bxe3 $15 {stays ahead.} 23. Bxg7+ Kg8 24. fxe3 Qxb4 25. Bxh6 f6 $1 { [%mdl 512]} 26. Qxf6 Rf8 27. Bxf8 (27. Qxf8+ Qxf8+ 28. Bxf8 Kxf8 $15) 27... Qxf8 28. Qxf8+ Kxf8) 23. Rf3 $1 $16 {[%cal Rf3f4]} Bg5 $2 (23... Qd6 $16) 24. Rb6 $18 Rf8 $2 (24... Qc7) 25. e5 {White is clearly winning.} fxe5 26. Rxf8+ Qxf8 27. Bxe5 {Intending Rg6 and mate.} Be3 {[#]} 28. Bxg7+ $1 {[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 61%, Black = 39%.} 1-0 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.11"] [Round "2"] [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Black "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D71"] [WhiteElo "2782"] [BlackElo "2782"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "104"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,104,16,23,9,14,0,0,0,8,-41,-33,-25,-8,-56,-44,-60,-59,-49,-35,-35, -34,-51,-14,-26,0,0,11,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,4,0,0,0,35,0,48,40,243,264,336,331,310, 370,366,356,350,337,518,514,518,518,510,503,447,432,389,262,249,237,231,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-15,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 {Mekhitarian,K} Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Nf3 d5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. O-O e5 {D74: Fianchetto Grünfeld: Main Line (5 Nf3 0-0 6 cxd5 Nxd5 7 0-0)} (8... Bf5 9. Nh4 Be6 10. Nf3 Nb6 11. e3 Bc4 12. Re1 e5 13. Nxe5 Nxe5 14. dxe5 Bxe5 15. Bxb7 Rb8 16. Bg2 {1/2-1/2 (62) So,W (2778)-Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) Stavanger 2018}) 9. Bg5 f6 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 10. Bd2 Nxc3 11. bxc3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. Bxc3 e4 12. Nd2 f5 13. Qb3+ Kh8 14. e3 Ne7 15. Bb4 Re8 16. Nc4 {1/2-1/2 (63) Michalik,P (2586)-Mekhitarian,K (2568) Tromsoe 2014 CBM 162 [Mekhitarian,K]}) 11... e4 12. Ne1 f5 13. Qb3+ Kh8 14. Rd1 b6 15. Nc2 Na5 16. Qb1 Ba6 17. Rfe1 Nc4 18. Bc1 Qd7 19. f3 exf3 20. exf3 Rae8 21. Bf1 c5 22. dxc5 Qc6 23. Nd4 Qxc5 24. Kg2 {Threatening Ne6.} Qc8 25. Qb4 Ne5 26. Bxa6 Qxa6 27. Qb5 Qxa2+ 28. Re2 (28. Rd2 $5 {[%cal Rd2a2]} Qf7 29. Rde2 $16) 28... Qf7 29. Rde1 $1 $36 { [%cal Re2e5][%mdl 3072] White has compensation. Black is under pressure.} Nd7 $2 (29... a6 $1 $14 30. Qxa6 Nd7) 30. Ne6 $18 a6 31. Qc6 Rc8 32. Qd6 Nc5 33. Nxf8 Bxf8 34. Re7 ({Don't take} 34. Qxb6 Kg8 $18) 34... Qa2+ (34... Kg8 { might work better.} 35. Rxf7 Bxd6) 35. Kh3 {[#] Intending Bh6 and mate.} Kg8 36. Re8 Rxe8 37. Rxe8 {[%csl Ge8][%cal Rd6f8]} Qf7 38. Ra8 {Threatening mate with Bh6.} f4 39. Bxf4 {[#] aiming for Kg2.} g5 40. Bxg5 Qxf3 41. Rb8 $2 (41. Rd8 $18 Qh5+ 42. Bh4 (42. Kg2 Qe2+ 43. Kh3 Ne6 $14) 42... Qf5+ 43. Kg2) 41... Qh5+ $1 $11 {The position is equal.} 42. Bh4 {[%csl Gb8][%cal Rd6f8]} Qf5+ 43. Kg2 {Hoping for Qf4.} Qe4+ 44. Kf1 {[%csl Gb8][%cal Rd6f8]} Qf3+ 45. Ke1 { Qd1 is the strong threat.} Qxc3+ 46. Ke2 {[%csl Gb8][%cal Rd6f8]} Qc4+ 47. Ke1 {[%csl Gb8][%cal Rd6f8]} Qe4+ 48. Kd2 {[%csl Gb8][%cal Rd6f8]} Qb4+ 49. Kd1 { [%csl Gb8][%cal Rd6f8]} Qb1+ 50. Ke2 {[%csl Gb8][%cal Rd6f8]} Qe4+ 51. Kd1 { [%csl Gb8][%cal Rd6f8]} Qb1+ 52. Ke2 {[%csl Gb8][%cal Rd6f8]} Qe4+ {Precision: White = 72%, Black = 58%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.11"] [Round "3"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A04"] [WhiteElo "2794"] [BlackElo "2796"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "67"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,67,18,0,0,0,19,11,12,12,12,12,13,7,6,8,9,10,8,9,9,8,10,0,0,0,0,0,6,0, 0,0,5,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. Nf3 c5 2. b3 b6 3. Bb2 Bb7 4. c4 Nf6 5. g3 e6 6. Bg2 Be7 7. d4 cxd4 8. Qxd4 O-O 9. Nc3 d6 10. O-O Nbd7 11. Ng5 Bxg2 12. Kxg2 Qc7 {A30: Symmetrical English: Double Fianchetto and Hedgehog} 13. Rfd1 { LiveBook: 3 Games. The position is equal.} (13. Kg1 Qc6 14. Nge4 Nc5 15. Nxc5 bxc5 16. Qf4 Rfd8 17. Rfd1 a5 18. Rd3 Ne8 19. Qf3 Qxf3 20. Rxf3 {1/2-1/2 (94) Kolbus,D (2306)-Arkell,K (2424) Llandudno 2017}) 13... Rfd8 14. Nge4 Nc5 15. f3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15. Nxf6+ Bxf6 16. Qe3 Rac8 17. Rac1 Qc6+ {1-0 (55) Sienczewski,Z (2055)-Siaparinas,K (1881) Athens 2013}) 15... Ncxe4 16. Nxe4 d5 17. cxd5 Rxd5 18. Qe3 Rxd1 19. Rxd1 Nd5 20. Qd4 {[%csl Gb2][%cal Rd4g7] [#]} Bf8 21. Nc3 Rd8 22. Rd3 Rd7 (22... Qe7 {with more complications.} 23. a3 Rd7 24. Qa4 Rd8 25. Nxd5 Rxd5 26. Qe4 Rxd3 27. Qxd3 Qd6) 23. Nxd5 Rxd5 24. Qe4 Rxd3 25. Qxd3 f6 26. Qc3 (26. g4 {looks sharper.} Qd6 27. Bd4 Kf7 28. Qe4 Qb4 29. a4 ) 26... Qxc3 27. Bxc3 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KB-KB} Kf7 28. e4 e5 29. Kf2 b5 30. Ke2 a6 31. a4 Ke6 32. axb5 axb5 33. g4 g5 34. h3 {Precision: White = 46%, Black = 86%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.11"] [Round "3"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C80"] [WhiteElo "2785"] [BlackElo "2782"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "111"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 29,111,38,56,51,58,27,57,33,26,46,18,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,12,16,15,0, 29,-57,0,-85,-73,-141,-156,-158,-128,-140,0,0,0,0,182,183,239,216,476,475,476, 476,469,467,427,419,547,448,12827,12834,12834,12835,12836,12836,12836,12836, 12838,12837,12838,12839,12839,12839,12840,12840,12841,12841,12844,12844,12845, 12845,12845,12844,12846,12846,12847,12847,12848,12848]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 {[%cal Bd7d5,Bd5d4,Bd4d3] [%mdl 32]} 8. dxe5 Be6 9. Nbd2 Nc5 10. c3 Be7 11. Bc2 d4 12. Nb3 {C83: Open Ruy Lopez: 9 c3 Be7} d3 13. Bb1 Nxb3 14. axb3 Bf5 15. b4 (15. Re1 O-O 16. Be3 Qd5 17. b4 Qd7 18. h3 Rfd8 19. g4 Be6 {1/2-1/2 (40) Caruana,F (2808) -Mamedyarov,S (2736) Baku 2015}) 15... O-O {LiveBook: 11 Games} 16. h3 Qd7 17. Bf4 Rfd8 18. g4 Bg6 $1 19. Bg3 h5 {[#]} 20. Nd2 $146 hxg4 21. hxg4 {[#]} Nxb4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 22. cxb4 Bxb4 23. Ba2 c5 $1 24. e6 fxe6 25. Nf3 $1 {[%cal Rf3e5] Ne5 is the strong threat.} c4 {And now ...Be4 would win.} 26. Ne5 Qe8 27. Kg2 Rd5 28. f3 (28. Qf3 $11) 28... Rad8 (28... Bd6 $15 29. Re1 a5) 29. Rh1 {[#]} (29. Qc1 $1 $11) 29... Bd6 $1 $17 {[%cal Rd6e5]} 30. Qe1 (30. Nxg6 $142 Qxg6 31. Bxd6 R8xd6 32. Qd2) 30... d2 31. Qe3 {[#]} Bc2 $1 {Strongly threatening ...Bxe5.} 32. Rad1 Bxd1 ({Black should play} 32... Bb8 $17 33. Qe2 Bxe5 34. Bxe5 Qd7) 33. Rxd1 $11 Bxe5 34. Bxe5 Rd3 $2 (34... Qc6 $11) 35. Qe4 $40 {[%mdl 128] White wants a kill.} R8d5 (35... R3d5 $142) 36. Bb1 Qf7 $2 ( 36... Rxe5 37. Qxe5 Rd8) 37. Bxd3 Rxd3 38. Qa8+ Qf8 39. Qxf8+ Kxf8 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KR} 40. Bc3 Ke7 41. Kf2 {White is clearly winning.} g6 (41... Rd7 $142 42. Bxg7 a5) 42. Rxd2 Rxd2+ 43. Bxd2 {KB-KP} Kd6 44. Bb4+ Kd5 45. Ke3 Ke5 46. Bd2 Kd5 47. f4 Kc5 48. Ke4 b4 49. Ke5 a5 50. Kxe6 Kd4 51. f5 gxf5 52. gxf5 Kd3 53. Bf4 a4 54. f6 {[%cal Bf5f6,Bf6f7][%mdl 32]} b3 55. f7 c3 56. bxc3 { Precision: White = 67%, Black = 45%.} 1-0 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.11"] [Round "3"] [White "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D37"] [WhiteElo "2782"] [BlackElo "2812"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "39"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 20,39,15,11,38,19,38,27,38,0,6,6,17,6,6,14,8,0,0,10,12,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. Bd3 Bb4+ {D37: Queen's Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4} 11. Nd2 {LiveBook: 30 Games} d4 {[#] And now ...dxe3 would win.} (11... Nc6 12. O-O Be7 13. Rc1 Bf6 14. Nf3 Qe7 15. h3 g6 16. Bb5 Bd7 17. Qxd5 Be6 18. Qe4 Bxb2 19. Bxc6 { 1/2-1/2 (94) Carlsen,M (2822)-Nakamura,H (2792) Saint Louis 2017 CBM 180 [Krasenkow,M]}) 12. Qc2 Nc6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12... dxe3 13. Bxe3 Qh4 14. O-O h6 15. Nf3 Qf6 16. Bd4 Qc6 17. Qb3 Qd6 18. a3 Nc6 19. Bxg7 Kxg7 20. axb4 Qxb4 21. Qc2 Rd8 22. Ra4 Qd6 23. Qc3+ Qf6 24. Qxf6+ Kxf6 25. Be4 {1-0 (25) Peltier,J (2163)-Ralls,R (2151) IECC email 2000}) 13. O-O g6 14. Ne4 Bf5 { The position is equal.} 15. Rad1 Be7 16. Qb3 Qb6 17. Qxb6 axb6 18. a3 dxe3 19. Bxe3 Rfd8 {Strongly threatening ...Rxd3!} 20. Bb1 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.11"] [Round "3"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C65"] [WhiteElo "2771"] [BlackElo "2791"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "57"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 13,57,14,44,12,24,16,14,19,17,11,25,1,1,13,10,0,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,-19,0,0, 34,21,16,7,17,18,16,14,20,0,5,0,0,0,0,4,12,0,0,0]} 1. e4 {Stohl,I} e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Be3 {C65: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence (3...Nf6), unusual lines and 4 0-0 Bc5} Bd6 7. h3 c5 {LiveBook: 12 Games} 8. Nc3 {White is slightly better.} Nd7 9. O-O Nf8 10. Nd2 Ng6 11. Nc4 O-O $146 ({ Predecessor:} 11... Be6 12. Ne2 Qd7 13. Nxd6+ cxd6 {1-0 (47) Carlsen,M (2872) -Caruana,F (2782) Zuerich 2014 CBM 159 [Stohl,I]}) 12. Ne2 Be6 13. b3 Be7 14. f4 exf4 15. Nxf4 Nxf4 16. Bxf4 b5 17. Ne3 Bf6 18. Rb1 Qd4 19. Kh1 Be5 {[#] aiming for ...Bxf4.} 20. c3 Qd6 {The position is equal.} 21. Nf5 Bxf5 $1 22. Bxe5 Qxe5 23. Rxf5 Qe7 24. b4 cxb4 25. Rxb5 bxc3 26. Qc2 Rfd8 27. Qxc3 h6 28. Rb7 Rd7 29. Rc1 {Precision: White = 46%, Black = 74%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.11"] [Round "3"] [White "Dominguez Perez, Leinier"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E06"] [WhiteElo "2754"] [BlackElo "2794"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "45"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 22,45,42,18,7,24,59,59,63,52,64,16,31,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 b6 {E05: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3 Be7} (7... c6 8. Qxc4 b5 9. Qc2 Bb7 10. Nc3 Nbd7 11. Rd1 Qb6 12. Ne5 Rfd8 13. Be3 Nd5 14. Nxd5 cxd5 15. Rac1 Rac8 16. Qd3 b4 17. Rxc8 Bxc8 { 1/2-1/2 (41) So,W (2799)-Mamedyarov,S (2809) Berlin 2018}) 8. Ne5 Qxd4 9. Bxa8 Qxe5 10. Bf3 Nd5 11. Qxc4 Ba6 12. Qa4 {LiveBook: 4 Games} Bf6 13. Re1 {[#]} Qd4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13... c5 14. Nd2 b5 15. Qc2 {1/2-1/2 (52) Meier,G (2648) -Deac,B (2572) Batumi 2018}) 14. Qxd4 Bxd4 15. Rd1 Nc6 16. e3 Bf6 17. Bxd5 exd5 {The position is equal.} 18. Rxd5 Ne5 19. Nc3 Nf3+ 20. Kg2 Ne1+ 21. Kg1 Nf3+ 22. Kg2 Ne1+ 23. Kg1 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.12"] [Round "4"] [White "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A06"] [WhiteElo "2812"] [BlackElo "2785"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "70"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,70,-4,-7,-11,-9,-7,-8,-10,-9,0,-5,0,0,-10,0,-8,0,-20,-22,-29,-21,-34, -31,-32,-25,-25,-31,-27,-18,-20,-17,-8,-8,-8,-8,-10,-6,-6,-6,-6,-10,-10,-10, -14,-13,-24,-10,-12,-10,-14,-13,-12,-10,-23,-17]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 Nf6 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 dxc4 7. Na3 {[%cal Bb1a3,Ba3c4,Bc4e5][%mdl 32]} c5 8. Nxc4 Be6 {D77: Fianchetto Grünfeld: 6 0-0: Replies other than 6...c6} 9. Nce5 cxd4 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 10. Qxd4 Qxd4 {The position is equal.} 11. Nxd4 Bd5 $146 12. Rd1 Bxg2 13. Kxg2 Rd8 14. Bf4 Nd5 15. Ndf3 Na6 16. Bd2 Rac8 17. Ba5 b6 18. Be1 f6 19. Nd3 e5 {[#] ...e4 is the strong threat.} 20. e4 Ndc7 21. Ng1 {[%cal Bf3g1,Bg1e2,Be2c3,Bc3d5][%mdl 32]} Ne6 22. Ne2 Kf7 23. Nc3 Bf8 24. f3 Nb4 25. Nxb4 Bxb4 26. Rxd8 Rxd8 27. Nd5 Bxe1 28. Rxe1 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} Rc8 {Hoping for ...Rc2+.} 29. Ne3 Nd4 30. Rd1 Ke6 31. Kf2 b5 32. a3 a5 33. f4 a4 34. h4 h5 35. Kg2 Rc6 {Precision: White = 68%, Black = 66%. } 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.12"] [Round "4"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A48"] [WhiteElo "2796"] [BlackElo "2782"] [Annotator "ChessBase"] [PlyCount "121"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [Tiebreak "Koya"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "1500"] 1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} g6 { [%emt 0:00:34]} 3. Bf4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Bg7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 4. e3 {[%emt 0:00: 00]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:05]} 5. Be2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} d6 {[%emt 0:01:35]} 6. O-O { [%emt 0:00:00]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:32]} 7. c3 {[%emt 0:00:05]} b6 {[%emt 0:06:13]} 8. h3 {[%emt 0:00:14]} Bb7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 9. Nbd2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nbd7 { [%emt 0:00:00]} 10. a4 {[%emt 0:00:11]} a6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 11. Bh2 {[%emt 0: 00:29]} Ne4 {[%emt 0:03:48]} 12. Nxe4 {[%emt 0:00:50]} Bxe4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 13. Bd3 {[%emt 0:00:29]} Bxd3 {[%emt 0:00:25]} 14. Qxd3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Qc7 { [%emt 0:00:10]} 15. Rfd1 {[%emt 0:00:26]} Rfc8 {[%emt 0:00:42]} 16. Qe2 { [%emt 0:01:00]} Qb7 {[%emt 0:01:25]} 17. e4 {[%emt 0:00:22]} cxd4 {[%emt 0:00: 44]} 18. cxd4 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Rc7 {[%emt 0:02:45]} 19. e5 {[%emt 0:01:33]} Qd5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 20. exd6 {[%emt 0:00:46]} exd6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 21. Rac1 { [%emt 0:00:07]} Rxc1 {[%emt 0:01:05]} 22. Rxc1 {[%emt 0:00:00]} b5 {[%emt 0:02: 58]} 23. axb5 {[%emt 0:02:17]} axb5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 24. Qe7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nb6 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 25. Qxd6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Qxd6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 26. Bxd6 { [%emt 0:00:00]} Nc4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 27. Bc7 {[%emt 0:01:12]} Nxb2 {[%emt 0:00: 52]} 28. Rb1 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Na4 {[%emt 0:00:33]} 29. Rxb5 {[%emt 0:00:18]} Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 30. Rb2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} h6 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 31. Rc2 { [%emt 0:00:35]} Nb5 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 32. Bb6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Ra1+ {[%emt 0:00: 01]} 33. Kh2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rd1 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 34. Rc8+ {[%emt 0:00:33]} Kh7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 35. Rd8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 36. Re8 { [%emt 0:00:41]} Nb5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 37. Re7 {[%emt 0:00:13]} Kg8 {[%emt 0:00: 00]} 38. Bc5 {[%emt 0:00:50]} Bf6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 39. Rb7 {[%emt 0:00:31]} Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 40. Ne5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Bxe5+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} 41. dxe5 { [%emt 0:00:00]} Ne4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 42. Be3 {[%emt 0:00:06]} g5 {[%emt 0:00: 00]} 43. Rb8+ {[%emt 0:01:39]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 44. Rb2 {[%emt 0:00:44]} Rd5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 45. g3 {[%emt 0:00:43]} Kg6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 46. Rb6+ { [%emt 0:00:00]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 47. Kg2 {[%emt 0:00:15]} Nc3 {[%emt 0:00: 00]} 48. Rd6 {[%emt 0:00:32]} Rxd6 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 49. exd6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kf8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 50. Bd4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Ne4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 51. Bg7+ { [%emt 0:00:00]} Ke8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 52. Bxh6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} f6 {[%emt 0:00: 00]} 53. Bg7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} f5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 54. Be5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nc5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 55. f4 {[%emt 0:00:27]} Nd7 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 56. h4 {[%emt 0: 00:10]} gxh4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 57. gxh4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kf7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 58. Kf3 {[%emt 0:00:28]} Kg6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 59. Ke3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kh5 { [%emt 0:00:00]} 60. Kd4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kxh4 {[%emt 0:00:00] Ke4} 61. Kd5 1-0 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.12"] [Round "4"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B13"] [WhiteElo "2794"] [BlackElo "2782"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "73"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,73,21,29,40,-24,-39,-35,-21,-39,-42,-41,-43,-39,-7,-30,-42,-51,0,8, 39,0,0,0,0,-10,-12,-19,0,-70,-58,-97,-97,-96,-60,-67,0,-137,0,-49,0,-137,-137, -137,-133,-145,-70,-73,0,-143,0,-83]} 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c3 Nf6 5. Bf4 Nc6 6. Bd3 Bg4 7. Qb3 Qd7 8. Nd2 e6 9. Ngf3 Bd6 10. Bxd6 Qxd6 11. O-O { B13: Caro-Kann: Exchange Variation and Panov-Botvinnik Attack} O-O 12. Rae1 ( 12. Rfe1 Nd7 13. a4 Qc7 14. Qa3 Bh5 15. a5 Rfe8 16. a6 b6 17. Bb5 Rec8 18. Re3 h6 {0-1 (70) Jumabayev,R (2612)-Riazantsev,A (2650) Riadh 2017}) 12... Rab8 13. Ne5 {LiveBook: 3 Games} b5 14. Bxb5 $146 (14. Qc2 $14) ({Predecessor:} 14. a3 Bh5 15. f4 a5 16. Qc2 Bg6 17. f5 exf5 18. Bxf5 b4 19. axb4 axb4 {0-1 (40) Luchan,J (2073)-Norowitz,Y (2429) Indianapolis 2016}) 14... a6 $1 $11 15. Bxc6 {Hoping for Qa3.} Rxb3 16. axb3 Bf5 17. b4 Ng4 18. Ba4 $1 h5 {...Bd3! is the strong threat.} 19. h3 Nxe5 20. Rxe5 f6 (20... a5 $15 21. bxa5 Qc7) 21. Re3 e5 22. Nb3 Bc2 23. Ra1 h4 24. Nc5 Bxa4 $1 25. Rxa4 exd4 26. cxd4 (26. Rxa6 $11 Qb8 27. Rd3 (27. cxd4 Qxb4 28. Re7 Kh7 $15)) 26... Qb6 27. b3 Ra8 $1 {[%mdl 1024] Black has strong compensation.} 28. Re7 Qd6 29. Rd7 Qc6 (29... Qb8 $1 $15) 30. Rb7 {[#]} (30. Ra1 $1 $11) 30... Qd6 ({Black should play} 30... Qe8 $1 $17 { [%cal Re8e1] White must now prevent ...Qe1+.} 31. Ra1 Rb8) 31. Rd7 $15 Qc6 ( 31... Qb8 $15) 32. Rb7 $17 {[#]} Qe8 $1 {[%cal Re8e1]} 33. Ra1 Rb8 {Strongly threatening ...Rxb7.} 34. Rd7 Rd8 (34... Rxb4 $17 35. Rxd5 Qe2) 35. Rb7 { next b5 is good for White.} Rb8 (35... Kh7 $142) 36. Rd7 Rd8 ({Black should try } 36... Rxb4 37. Rxd5 Kh7) 37. Rb7 $1 {Precision: White = 58%, Black = 44%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.12"] [Round "4"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C50"] [WhiteElo "2791"] [BlackElo "2794"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "88"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 13,88,17,24,0,11,0,18,6,20,18,25,0,14,8,18,18,18,6,23,13,37,30,34,20,15, 18,10,16,17,11,8,0,28,2,31,30,26,30,32,31,27,32,34,38,43,10,14,5,6,0,0,1,2,2,6, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,2,2,4,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. c3 O-O 6. a4 {C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3} (6. O-O d6 7. Re1 h6 8. Nbd2 a5 9. Nf1 Bb6 10. Be3 Bxe3 11. Nxe3 Be6 12. Bb5 Ne7 13. Ba4 Ng6 14. Bc2 Re8 15. d4 {1-0 (54) Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) -Caruana,F (2816) Paris 2018}) 6... d5 7. exd5 Nxd5 {LiveBook: 6 Games} 8. Nbd2 {White has an edge.} Nb6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 8... Bf5 9. O-O Nf6 10. Re1 Re8 11. b4 Bd6 12. Nf1 h6 13. Ng3 Bg6 14. Nh4 Bh7 15. Nhf5 Bxf5 16. Nxf5 Qd7 17. Qf3 Rab8 18. Nxh6+ {1-0 (18) Wenzel,C (1613)-Engert,K (1291) Bad Homburg 2015}) 9. Ba2 a5 (9... Bf5 {is more complex.} 10. Ne4 Bxe4 11. dxe4 Qxd1+ 12. Kxd1 Nxa4 13. Bd5 Nb6) 10. Ne4 Be7 11. O-O Bg4 12. Re1 Qd7 13. h3 Be6 14. Bxe6 Qxe6 15. Be3 Nd5 16. Qb3 Qd7 17. Rad1 Rad8 18. d4 exd4 19. Bxd4 Nxd4 20. Rxd4 { [#] c4 is the strong threat.} Qc6 $1 21. g3 Qb6 22. Qc2 c6 23. Neg5 Bxg5 24. Nxg5 {[%csl Gg5][%cal Rc2h7] [#]} Nf6 25. Rf4 {Threatens to win with Rxf6!} Rd5 26. Rxf6 {[%csl Gg5][%cal Rc2h7]} Rxg5 27. Rf3 {[%cal Bf6f3,Bf3e3,Be3e7][%mdl 32]} Qc7 28. Rfe3 Rd5 29. Re7 Rd7 {The position is equal.} 30. Qe4 g6 31. Qe5 Rxe7 32. Qxe7 Qxe7 33. Rxe7 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KR-KR} Rb8 $1 34. b3 b5 35. Ra7 bxa4 36. bxa4 Rb3 37. c4 Rb4 38. Rxa5 Rxc4 39. Kf1 Rc2 40. Ra8+ Kg7 41. a5 c5 42. a6 c4 43. a7 Ra2 44. Rc8 Rxa7 {Precision: White = 55%, Black = 70%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.12"] [Round "4"] [White "Dominguez Perez, Leinier"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E04"] [WhiteElo "2754"] [BlackElo "2771"] [Annotator "ChessBase"] [PlyCount "74"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [Tiebreak "Koya"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "1500"] 1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} d5 { [%emt 0:00:00]} 3. c4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 4. g3 {[%emt 0:00: 00]} dxc4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 5. Bg2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 6. O-O { [%emt 0:00:00]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 7. dxc5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Qxd1 {[%emt 0:00: 00]} 8. Rxd1 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Bxc5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 9. Nfd2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Na5 {[%emt 0:00:40]} 10. Na3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Bxa3 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 11. bxa3 { [%emt 0:00:00]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:43]} 12. Ne4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nxe4 {[%emt 0:01: 36]} 13. Bxe4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 14. Bb2 {[%emt 0:00:31]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:49]} 15. f3 {[%emt 0:02:00]} Re8 {[%emt 0:01:16]} 16. Rab1 { [%emt 0:03:50]} f6 {[%emt 0:03:43]} 17. Bc3 {[%emt 0:01:11]} Nd8 {[%emt 0:03: 24]} 18. a4 {[%emt 0:04:47]} Rb8 {[%emt 0:02:20]} 19. a5 {[%emt 0:00:49]} Be6 { [%emt 0:01:15]} 20. a4 {[%emt 0:05:04]} a6 {[%emt 0:01:57]} 21. Rb6 {[%emt 0: 00:29]} Bf7 {[%emt 0:00:42]} 22. Rd7 {[%emt 0:00:53]} Be6 {[%emt 0:00:54]} 23. Rc7 {[%emt 0:01:22]} Rc8 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 24. Rxc8 {[%emt 0:01:27]} Bxc8 { [%emt 0:00:00]} 25. Bd5+ {[%emt 0:00:01]} Be6 {[%emt 0:00:18]} 26. Bxb7 { [%emt 0:00:05]} Nxb7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 27. Rxb7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Ra8 {[%emt 0: 00:20]} 28. Kf2 {[%emt 0:00:32]} Bf7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 29. Rc7 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Be8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 30. Rxc4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Bd7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 31. Rb4 { [%emt 0:00:32]} Rc8 {[%emt 0:00:27]} 32. Bd2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rc2 {[%emt 0:00: 46]} 33. Ke1 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Ra2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 34. Rb6 {[%emt 0:00:42]} Ra1+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} 35. Kf2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Ra2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 36. Ke1 { [%emt 0:00:19]} Ra1+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} 37. Kf2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Ra2 {[%emt 0:00: 00]} 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.12"] [Round "5"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Dominguez Perez, Leinier"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E06"] [WhiteElo "2794"] [BlackElo "2754"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "100"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 23,100,4,12,0,61,37,47,36,18,18,12,7,7,31,28,51,264,246,235,133,128,63, 47,0,135,45,39,12,8,9,9,5,5,0,0,0,0,-10,53,55,54,46,108,116,117,83,233,225,195, 198,211,0,142,0,228,214,263,260,222,144,243,264,222,27,27,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,-12843,-12843]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 c5 9. dxc5 Bxc5 {E05: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3 Be7} 10. Nbd2 ( 10. Qxc4 b6 11. Ne5 Ra7 12. Nd3 Be7 13. Bf4 Bb7 14. Bxb7 Rxb7 15. Rc1 Nd5 16. Bxb8 b5 17. axb5 axb5 {1/2-1/2 (39) Aronian,L (2794)-Hou,Y (2654) Karlsruhe/ Baden-Baden 2018}) 10... b5 11. Ng5 Ra7 12. Nde4 Nxe4 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 13. Qxe4 $146 {[%csl Gg5][%cal Re4h7]} ({Predecessor:} 13. Nxe4 Bb6 14. Bf4 e5 15. Bxe5 Nc6 16. Rfd1 Rd7 17. Bd6 {1-0 (42) Sargissian,G (2650)-Blomqvist,E (2546) Minsk 2017}) 13... g6 (13... f5 $11 14. Qe5 Qb6) 14. axb5 axb5 {[#]} 15. Qh4 $3 {[%csl Gg5][%cal Rh4h7][%mdl 512]} h5 16. Rxa7 Bxa7 17. g4 f6 $132 {[%mdl 2048] Black is not keeping still} 18. Ne4 Nc6 19. g5 fxg5 $2 (19... Nd4 $14) 20. Bxg5 $18 Qc7 21. Bh6 (21. e3 $1 $18) 21... Rf5 $16 22. Ng3 (22. e3 $1 $16) 22... Rf7 $14 23. Nxh5 Bd4 (23... gxh5 $11 24. Qg5+ Kh8 25. Qxh5 Rf5 26. Bg5+ Kg8 27. Bxc6 Qxc6 28. Qg6+ Kf8 29. Qh6+ Kg8 30. Qg6+ Kf8 31. Bh6+ Ke7 32. Qg7+ Rf7 33. Bg5+ Ke8 34. Qg8+ Rf8 35. Qg6+ Rf7 36. Qg8+ Rf8 37. Qg6+ Rf7 38. Qg8+) 24. Nf4 ({But not} 24. Bxc6 $6 Qxc6 25. Qxd4 gxh5 $11) (24. Qg4 $1 $16 {[%cal Rg4g6]} Kh7 25. Be4) 24... Ne7 {Strongly threatening ...Nf5.} 25. Nxe6 (25. Nxg6 $5 Nf5 26. Qg4 Nxh6 27. Qxd4 $16) 25... Bxf2+ $1 26. Rxf2 {Bg7 would kill now.} Bxe6 27. Rxf7 Bxf7 28. Qf6 {[%csl Gh6][%cal Rf6g7]} Nf5 29. Bd2 Qc5+ (29... b4 { is more complex.} 30. Bxb4 Qa7+ 31. e3 Qxe3+ 32. Kf1 Qc1+) 30. e3 {[%cal Be2e3, Be3e4][%mdl 32]} Qd6 (30... b4 $11) 31. Qxd6 Nxd6 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBB-KBN} 32. Bb4 Nf5 ({Black should play} 32... Ne8 $14) 33. Kf2 $16 Be8 34. Bd5+ $1 Kg7 (34... Kh7 $16) 35. e4 $1 $18 {[%cal Re4f5]} Nh6 36. Bc3+ Kf8 37. Bb4+ Kg7 38. Bc3+ (38. Kf3 $16) 38... Kf8 39. Kg3 Nf7 40. Kf4 $1 Bd7 41. Bf6 Ke8 (41... Bh3 $16 42. Bc6 b4) 42. e5 {And now e6 would win.} Nd8 {[#]} 43. Kg5 $2 (43. Bxd8 $1 $18 {Black must now prevent Bf6.} Kxd8 44. e6) 43... Ne6+ $11 44. Kh6 (44. Bxe6 $5 Bxe6 45. Kxg6 $11) 44... Nf4 45. Be4 Bf5 46. Bc6+ Bd7 47. Be4 Bf5 48. Bxf5 gxf5 49. Kg5 b4 50. Kxf5 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} ({Don't blunder} 50. Kxf4 $2 c3 $19) (50. e6 $11 Nd5 51. Bd4 (51. Kxf5 $2 Nxf6 52. Ke5 c3 $19)) 50... c3 $1 {Precision: White = 39%, Black = 49%.} 0-1 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.12"] [Round "5"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B96"] [WhiteElo "2785"] [BlackElo "2796"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "102"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 25,102,21,32,0,0,0,7,-9,16,26,31,15,51,20,28,16,19,0,0,-13,0,-50,0,-1, -1,-54,-54,-54,-50,-73,-71,-65,-79,-101,-89,-91,-95,-99,-61,-61,0,-43,0,-45,0, -42,0,0,62,55,63,0,0,0,54,64,201,0,84,77,234,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-212,0,0,0, -210,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 h6 8. Bh4 Qb6 9. a3 Be7 {B96: Sicilian Najdorf: 6 Bg5 e6 7 f4, lines other than 7...Qb6 and 7...Be7} 10. Bf2 Qc7 11. Qf3 (11. Bd3 e5 12. Nde2 b5 13. Qd2 Nbd7 14. O-O-O Rb8 15. h3 b4 16. axb4 Rxb4 17. g4 {0-1 (57) Najer,E (2693) -Wojtaszek,R (2741) Czech Republic 2018}) 11... Nbd7 {[%cal Bb8d7,Bd7c5,Bc5e4] [%mdl 32]} 12. O-O-O b5 13. g4 Bb7 {LiveBook: 27 Games} 14. h4 {With the idea g5.} Nc5 {[%cal Rc5e4]} 15. Bd3 d5 {[%cal Rd5e4]} 16. e5 Nfe4 17. Bxe4 Nxe4 18. Rh3 $146 h5 19. Be1 g6 $1 20. gxh5 Rxh5 21. Qg4 {Black must now prevent Nxe6!} Qb6 $1 22. Nce2 Rc8 23. Kb1 Rc4 24. b3 Rc8 $36 {[%cal Bc4c8,Bc8a8,Ba8a4][%mdl 2080] White is under pressure.} 25. Kb2 (25. f5 $11 exf5 26. Qg1) 25... a5 $15 26. b4 axb4 27. axb4 Ra8 28. Ra1 Ra4 29. Rb3 Bc8 30. Qh3 Bd7 31. Raa3 Qd8 { [%cal Re7h4]} 32. Qd3 Qb6 (32... Qb8 $1 $15 33. Nf3 Kf8) 33. Nf3 Qc6 34. Ned4 ( 34. Ng5 $5) 34... Qb6 35. Ng5 Bxg5 36. fxg5 Qb8 (36... Rh8 $11) 37. Nf3 $14 Ke7 38. Bc3 (38. Qd4 $1 $14) 38... Rh8 39. Bd4 Rc8 (39... Ke8 $11) 40. Nd2 Bc6 {[#] } ({Better is} 40... Qc7 $14) 41. Nb1 $2 (41. h5 $1 $18 {[%mdl 512]}) 41... Rh8 (41... Be8 $11) 42. Nc3 $16 Rxh4 $2 (42... Kf8 $16) 43. Nxa4 $2 (43. Nxe4 $18 dxe4 44. Qc3) 43... bxa4 $11 44. b5 $1 {[%cal Rb5c6]} axb3 45. bxc6 bxc2+ ( 45... Nxg5 46. Bc5+ Kd8 {[#]} 47. c7+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kxc7 48. Bd6+ Kc8 49. Bxb8 $18) 46. Rb3 {[#]} c1=Q+ $1 47. Kxc1 Rh1+ 48. Kc2 $2 (48. Kb2 $1 $11 Rh2+ 49. Kc1) 48... Rh2+ $2 ({Black should try} 48... Qa8 $19 49. Rb7+ Kf8) 49. Kc1 $1 Rh1+ $2 (49... Qa8 $11 50. Rb7+ Kf8) 50. Kc2 $19 Rh2+ $2 (50... Qa8 $19 { ( -> ...Qa2+)} 51. Rb7+ Kf8) 51. Kc1 $1 $11 Rh1+ {Precision: White = 38%, Black = 40%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.12"] [Round "5"] [White "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D39"] [WhiteElo "2782"] [BlackElo "2791"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "66"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 32,66,8,7,33,0,0,0,0,-35,-30,-60,0,-25,-12,-50,17,0,386,392,29993,0,0,0, 0,-104,401,402,357,0,0,-1324,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 dxc4 6. e4 c5 7. Bxc4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bxc3+ 9. bxc3 Qa5 10. Bb5+ Nbd7 { [%cal Bb8d7,Bd7e5,Be5g6,Bg6f4][%mdl 32]} 11. Bxf6 Qxc3+ 12. Kf1 gxf6 13. h4 Qb4 {D39: Queen's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defence with 5 Bg5 dxc4} 14. Rh3 a6 15. Be2 Ne5 16. Rb1 Qd6 17. Rc3 {LiveBook: 5 Games} O-O {[#]} 18. Qd2 $146 { [%mdl 1024] White has compensation.} ({Predecessor:} 18. h5 Rd8 19. Qb3 Bd7 20. Rd1 Qf8 21. Rc7 {1/2-1/2 (41) Giri,A (2769)-Harikrishna,P (2758) Shenzhen 2017} ) 18... Ng6 $1 19. h5 Nf4 20. Qe3 e5 21. Nc2 ({Avoid the trap} 21. Qg3+ $2 Kh8 $17) 21... b5 22. Rd1 Qe7 $1 23. Qb6 (23. g3 $5 {[%cal Rg3f4]} Nxe2 24. Qxe2 $15) 23... Qe6 (23... Nxe2 $15 24. Kxe2 Qe6) 24. Rd6 $1 $36 {[%cal Rd6e6][%mdl 2048] Black is under pressure.} ({Reject} 24. Rg3+ Kh8 $15) 24... Qxa2 $2 { [%mdl 8192]} (24... Qe8 $1 $11 {and Black stays safe.}) 25. Rg3+ $1 $18 Kh8 $2 {[#]} (25... Ng6 $18) 26. Qc7 $2 (26. Qd8 $1 {[%mdl 512] mates} Bg4 (26... Rxd8 27. Rxd8#) 27. Qxf6+ Kg8 28. h6 Qb1+ 29. Rd1 Qxd1+ 30. Bxd1 Nh5 31. Rxg4+ Ng7 32. Qxg7#) 26... Nxe2 $17 27. Qe7 $1 {[%cal Re7f8]} Nxg3+ 28. fxg3 {[%cal Re7f8]} Qb1+ $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (28... Qc4+ $1 $17 {stays on course.} 29. Kg1 Qc5+ 30. Kh2 Qxd6 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 31. Qxd6 Be6) 29. Ne1 $18 {[%cal Re7f8]} Kg8 {[#]} 30. Rd8 $2 ({White must play} 30. h6 $1 $18 Qxe4 31. Rd8 Qe2+ 32. Kxe2 Bg4+ 33. Ke3 Rfxd8 34. Qxf6) 30... Rxd8 $11 31. Qxd8+ Kg7 {[#]} 32. h6+ $1 { [%mdl 512]} Kg6 (32... Kxh6 33. Qxf6+) 33. Qg8+ Kxh6 {Precision: White = 32%, Black = 26%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.12"] [Round "5"] [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A06"] [WhiteElo "2782"] [BlackElo "2812"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "59"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 25,59,0,18,0,0,-22,21,0,-2,-28,-20,-28,-27,-47,-47,-37,-58,-49,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. b3 c5 6. Bb2 O-O 7. Rc1 dxc4 8. bxc4 b6 9. g3 Bb7 10. Bg2 Nc6 11. O-O Rc8 12. Qe2 Qc7 13. Rfd1 Qb8 {LiveBook: 15 Partien. A14: Reti-Eröffnung} (13... a6 14. Ba1 Rfd8 15. d3 h6 16. Rb1 Ba8 17. Ne1 Rb8 18. f4 Ne8 19. f5 Bf6 20. fxe6 fxe6 21. Bh3 { 1/2-1/2 (58) Zherebukh,Y (2632)-Akobian,V (2661) Saint Louis 2017}) 14. d4 cxd4 15. exd4 Rfe8 16. d5 exd5 17. Nxd5 (17. cxd5 {looks sharper.} Bf8 18. Qb5 Nb4 19. Nd4 a6 20. Qxb6 Nfxd5 21. Nxd5 Rxc1 22. Bxc1 Bxd5 23. Qxb8 Rxb8 24. a3) 17... Nxd5 18. cxd5 Bg5 $1 19. Qxe8+ Rxe8 20. dxc6 $146 {[%cal Bd5c6,Bc6c7] [%mdl 32]} ({Vorgänger:} 20. Nxg5 Nb4 21. Ba3 {0-1 (42) Helbig,P (2250) -Collier,D Bristol 1991}) 20... Bxc1 21. Be5 $1 {[%cal Re5b8]} Rxe5 22. Nxe5 { Die Stellung ist ausgeglichen.} Ba6 23. Rd7 $1 Bg5 $1 24. c7 $1 {[%cal Rc7b8]} Qc8 $1 {[#] Droht ...h5 und aus.} 25. Bd5 Bf6 {Und weiter mit ...h5 wäre nett.} 26. Bxf7+ Kf8 27. Be6 {zielt auf Tf7+ ab.} Ke8 28. Bf7+ Kf8 29. Be6 {[#] Und Tf7+ würde nun gewinnen.} Ke8 30. Bf7+ 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.12"] [Round "5"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C67"] [WhiteElo "2771"] [BlackElo "2794"] [Annotator "RC"] [PlyCount "78"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [Tiebreak "Koya"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "1500"] 1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nc6 { [%emt 0:00:00]} 3. Bb5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 4. O-O {[%emt 0: 00:00]} Nxe4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 5. Re1 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nd6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 6. Nxe5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Be7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 7. Bf1 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nxe5 { [%emt 0:00:00]} 8. Rxe5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:00]} 9. Nc3 {[%emt 0: 00:13]} Ne8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 10. Nd5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Bd6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 11. Re1 {[%emt 0:00:00]} c6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 12. Ne3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Bc7 {[%emt 0: 00:33]} 13. Nf5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 14. Ne7+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kh8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 15. Nxc8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rxc8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 16. d3 { [%emt 0:00:00]} Qf6 {[%emt 0:00:16]} 17. Qg4 {[%emt 0:03:09]} Bb6 {[%emt 0:01: 17]} 18. Qf4 {[%emt 0:01:05]} Qd8 {[%emt 0:01:50]} 19. c3 {[%emt 0:01:54]} Nc7 {[%emt 0:02:04]} 20. d4 {[%emt 0:01:52]} Ne6 {[%emt 0:04:22]} 21. Qf3 {[%emt 0: 01:02]} Ng5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 22. Bxg5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Qxg5 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 23. Re5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Qd8 {[%emt 0:02:53]} 24. Rae1 {[%emt 0:00:08]} Kg8 { [%emt 0:00:44]} 25. g3 {[%emt 0:00:25]} Rc7 {[%emt 0:02:17]} 26. h4 {[%emt 0: 02:06]} f6 {[%emt 0:00:33]} 27. Re6 {[%emt 0:00:07]} f5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 28. Bd3 {[%emt 0:00:35]} Rcf7 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 29. h5 {[%emt 0:00:48]} Qg5 { [%emt 0:00:10]} 30. Kg2 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Bc7 {[%emt 0:01:47]} 31. c4 {[%emt 0: 01:26]} g6 {[%emt 0:01:06]} 32. hxg6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} hxg6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 33. cxd5 {[%emt 0:00:19]} cxd5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 34. Bb5 {[%emt 0:01:20]} f4 { [%emt 0:01:06]} 35. g4 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Rh7 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 36. Bd3 {[%emt 0: 01:21]} Qh4 {[%emt 0:00:54]} 37. Rxg6+ {[%emt 0:00:24]} Kh8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 38. g5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Qh2+ {[%emt 0:00:34]} 39. Kf1 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Qh1+ { [%emt 0:00:00]} 0-1 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.12"] [Round "6"] [White "Dominguez Perez, Leinier"] [Black "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B81"] [WhiteElo "2826"] [BlackElo "2751"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "93"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,93,21,27,35,32,26,47,24,36,46,62,43,43,50,63,0,63,65,59,32,58,46,104, 13,56,40,35,29,45,75,49,-18,-16,-12,-22,-50,-41,-50,-29,-44,-41,-60,-58,-55, -29,-19,-20,-18,18,-33,-41,-36,-29,-87,-87,-88,-89,-87,-85,-104,9,5,8,8,16,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e6 7. g4 Nfd7 {B81: Sizilianisch (Keres-Angriff)} 8. Bg2 Be7 9. Be3 (9. g5 b5 10. e5 d5 11. f4 b4 12. Nce2 a5 13. Be3 Ba6 14. h4 Bc5 15. h5 Qb6 16. g6 hxg6 17. hxg6 Rxh1+ 18. Bxh1 fxg6 {1/2-1/2 (44) Karjakin,S (2782)-Grischuk,A (2766) Leuven 2018}) 9... Nc6 10. h4 O-O 11. g5 Nde5 {LiveBook: 9 Partien} 12. Qe2 Nxd4 13. Bxd4 b5 14. f4 Nc6 15. Be3 Qa5 16. Qf2 {[#]} Rb8 $146 17. O-O Qc7 18. f5 (18. Ne2 $14) 18... Re8 (18... f6 $11) 19. f6 $14 Bf8 20. h5 Ne5 21. Qg3 Rb7 (21... b4 $14 22. Nd1 a5) 22. Bd4 (22. Rad1 $16) 22... gxf6 23. Rxf6 ({Doch nicht} 23. gxf6+ Kh8 $15) 23... Bg7 24. Raf1 Qc4 25. Bxe5 Qc5+ 26. Kh2 (26. Kh1 $14 Qxe5 27. Qxe5 dxe5 28. R6f3) 26... Qxe5 $11 27. Qxe5 dxe5 28. R6f2 Bf8 29. Nd1 Be7 30. Rxf7 Bxg5 31. Rxb7 Bxb7 32. Nf2 Rf8 33. Kg3 Bf4+ 34. Kh4 Kg7 35. Ng4 (35. Nd3 $11) 35... Rd8 $15 36. Bf3 b4 37. Rf2 (37. Nf2 $11 {bleibt in der Remisbreite.}) 37... a5 $17 38. Rg2 Kf7 39. Nf2 Ba6 40. Nh3 {[#]} Kf6 (40... Bd2 $1 $17 41. Be2 Be1+ 42. Kg4 Bxe2+ 43. Rxe2 Rg8+ 44. Ng5+ Kf6 45. Rxe1 Rxg5+ 46. Kf3 Rxh5) 41. Nxf4 $11 {Die Stellung ist ausgeglichen.} exf4 {[%mdl 4096] Endspiel KTL-KTL} 42. Rg5 $1 {Droht e5+ und aus.} Rd2 43. Rxa5 Be2 44. Kg4 { Droht stark e5+.} Bxf3+ 45. Kxf3 Rxc2 46. Kxf4 Rf2+ 47. Ke3 {Precision: Weiß = 61%, Schwarz = 41%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.12"] [Round "6"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B90"] [WhiteElo "2806"] [BlackElo "2824"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "96"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 32,96,39,15,15,15,34,41,60,-9,0,-1,0,-20,0,-16,-14,-36,-24,-55,-37,-62, 0,0,176,155,388,385,375,-225,-203,-438,-454,-452,-420,-539,-339,-445,-431,-674, -679,-660,-634,-1155,-1140,-1108,-1002,-954,-972,-12833,-12834,-12833,-12834, -12834,-12835,-12835,-12835,-12834,-12835,-12835,-12835,-12839,-12839,-12840, -12840,-12841,-12841]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Nc3 a6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nf6 6. Be3 Ng4 7. Bc1 Nf6 8. f3 e5 9. Nb3 Be6 10. Be3 h5 11. Qd2 Nbd7 12. O-O-O Rc8 13. Kb1 {B90: Sicilian Najdorf: Unusual White 6th moves, 6 Be3 Ng4 and 6 Be3 e5 } b5 (13... Be7 14. h4 b5 15. Bg5 Qb6 16. Nd5 Nxd5 17. exd5 Bf5 18. Bd3 Bxd3 19. Qxd3 Qd8 20. Be3 Rc4 21. Nd2 Rxh4 22. Rxh4 Bxh4 {1-0 (44) Yu,Y (2751)-Zhou, J (2597) Shenzhen 2017}) 14. g3 Be7 15. Nd5 Bxd5 16. exd5 Nb6 17. Bxb6 { LiveBook: 9 Games} Qxb6 18. Bh3 Rc7 19. Rhe1 h4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 19... Nd7 20. f4 Bf6 21. Nd4 O-O {1-0 (39) Corrales Jimenez,F (2585)-Benitah,Y (2377) Metz 2010}) 20. Qg2 (20. Bg2 $14) 20... a5 {[%cal Ba6a5,Ba5a4,Ba4a3][%mdl 32] Black wants to play ...a4.} 21. f4 a4 $1 {[%cal Ra4b3]} 22. Nc1 {[%cal Bb3c1, Bc1d3,Bd3f2,Bf2e4][%mdl 32]} O-O 23. fxe5 dxe5 24. gxh4 a3 {...axb2 is the strong threat.} 25. Rg1 {[%csl Gg1][%cal Rg2g7]} Ne8 $1 {White must now prevent ...axb2.} 26. Nd3 Bf6 (26... e4 $15 27. Qxe4 axb2) 27. Nf2 $11 { Hoping for Ne4.} e4 $2 (27... Rc4 $1 $11 {and Black is okay.}) 28. Nxe4 $18 Bxb2 $2 (28... Rc4 $16 {keeps fighting.}) 29. d6 Rc4 {[%cal Bc7c4,Bc4b4,Bb4e4] [%mdl 32] [#]} 30. d7 $4 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (30. c3 $1 $18 {[%mdl 512] was the only winning move.} Rxe4 (30... Bxc3 31. Nxc3) 31. d7 Bxc3 32. Qxe4 (32. d8=Q $2 Rb4+ 33. Kc1 Qe3+ 34. Rd2 Bxd2+ 35. Qdxd2 Qc5+ 36. Kd1 Rd4 $19)) 30... Rb4 $1 $40 {[%mdl 128] aiming for ...Be5+. White is in trouble.} 31. Rd3 $2 (31. Nd2 Nd6 32. Rgf1) 31... Bf6+ $1 32. Kc1 Rxe4 $1 33. Rgd1 Rxh4 34. Bg4 Nc7 { Black is clearly winning.} 35. d8=Q (35. Qg1 $142 Qxg1 36. Rxg1) 35... Bxd8 ({ Weaker is} 35... Rxd8 36. Rxd8+ Bxd8 37. Rxd8+ Kh7 38. Bf5+ g6 39. Qg3 $17) 36. Rxd8 Qe3+ 37. Kb1 Qc3 {[%csl Ga3][%cal Rc3b2]} 38. Rxf8+ Kxf8 {[%csl Ga3][%cal Rc3b2]} 39. Rd8+ Ne8 40. Rxe8+ Kxe8 {[%csl Ga3][%cal Rc3b2][%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQB} 41. Qe4+ Kf8 {[%csl Ga3][%cal Rc3b2]} 42. Qa8+ Ke7 {[%csl Ga3][%cal Rc3b2]} 43. Qe4+ Kd6 {[%csl Ga3][%cal Rc3b2]} 44. Qf4+ Qe5 45. Qb4+ Kc6 { ( -> ...Qe3)} 46. Qxa3 Rxg4 47. Qa6+ Kd7 {[%cal Rg4g1]} 48. Qb7+ Kd8 { Precision: White = 35%, Black = 36%.} 0-1 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.12"] [Round "6"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C55"] [WhiteElo "2798"] [BlackElo "2754"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "70"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 11,70,24,15,-56,-49,-102,-101,-94,-50,-135,-130,-207,-209,-220,-212, -214,-218,-215,-188,-172,-105,-113,-110,-124,-103,-104,-127,-108,-112,-142, -147,-270,-151,-133,-154,-360,-328,-310,-180,-608,-528,-564,-557,-525,-523, -579,-559,-600,-589,-1335,-641,-635,-648,-483,-631,-621,-566,-682,-663,-727, -724]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 h6 5. O-O d6 6. Re1 g5 {[%cal Bg7g5,Bg5g4][%mdl 32] LiveBook: 4 Games. C55: Two Knights: 4 d3, 4 d4 exd4 5 e5 and Max Lange Attack} 7. d4 (7. Nfd2 $11) (7. Nc3 Bg7 8. d4 O-O 9. dxe5 dxe5 10. Be3 Bg4 11. Bc5 Re8 12. Bb5 a6 13. Bxc6 bxc6 14. Qxd8 Raxd8 {1/2-1/2 (63) Aronian,L (2764)-Mamedyarov,S (2808) Leuven 2018}) 7... g4 $15 8. dxe5 ({ White should try} 8. Nh4 $15) 8... gxf3 $17 {Black is better.} 9. exf6 { Black must now prevent e5.} Ne5 $146 {Threatens to win with ...Rg8.} ({ Predecessor:} 9... Rg8 10. g3 Ne5 11. Bf1 Qxf6 12. Nc3 c6 13. Be3 h5 14. Qd2 { 0-1 (25) Sebastian,D (2445)-Beerdsen,T (2413) chess.com INT 2017}) 10. Nd2 (10. Na3 $15) 10... Qxf6 11. gxf3 (11. Bb5+ $17 c6 12. Bf1 fxg2 13. Bxg2) 11... Rg8+ $19 12. Kh1 Nxc4 13. Nxc4 Bh3 $1 {[%cal Rh3g2]} 14. Ne3 h5 15. Bd2 {[#]} O-O-O (15... Bh6 $1 $19 {[%cal Rh6e3]} 16. Bc3 Bxe3 17. Bxf6 Bg2+ 18. Kg1 Bh3+ 19. Kh1 Bg2+ 20. Kg1 Bh3+ 21. Kh1) 16. Qe2 $17 d5 17. Rg1 Rxg1+ 18. Rxg1 dxe4 19. fxe4 Qxb2 20. Qxh5 Be6 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is under strong pressure.} 21. Rg8 (21. Bc1 $17 Qxa2 22. Qb5) 21... f6 ({Worse is} 21... Qxa2 22. Qh8 $11) ( 21... f5 $19 22. Rg5 Qd4) 22. Rh8 Qd4 ({Weaker is} 22... Qxa2 23. Bc3 $14) 23. Qa5 $2 (23. Be1 $17 {is the only way for White.}) 23... Qxe4+ $19 24. Kg1 a6 ( 24... b6 $142 25. Qxa7 f5) 25. Bc3 $2 (25. Qh5) 25... Bd5 {Black is clearly winning.} 26. Nxd5 Rxd5 27. Rxf8+ {[#]} Kd7 $1 28. Rf7+ Ke8 {Strongly threatening ...Rd1+.} 29. Re7+ Kxe7 30. Qxc7+ {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQB} Rd7 (30... Ke8 $142 31. Qc8+ Rd8 32. Qxd8+ Kxd8) 31. Qc5+ Kf7 {( -> ...Rd1+)} 32. Qh5+ Qg6+ 33. Qxg6+ Kxg6 34. Bb4 Rc7 35. c3 b6 {Precision: White = 19%, Black = 86%.} 0-1 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.12"] [Round "6"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D37"] [WhiteElo "2793"] [BlackElo "2738"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "95"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,95,35,39,33,25,41,0,33,22,25,28,53,47,41,39,41,47,53,5,24,25,29,14, 16,5,18,12,33,0,0,0,0,7,10,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,4,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 a6 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 {D37: Queen's Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4} Be6 7. e3 Nbd7 8. Bd3 h6 (8... Bd6 9. O-O O-O 10. Rc1 c6 11. Bf4 Bxf4 12. exf4 Bg4 13. Be2 Bxf3 14. Bxf3 {1-0 (122) Nakamura,H (2769)-Caruana,F (2816) Paris 2018}) 9. Bf4 g5 10. Bg3 $1 {LiveBook: 47 Games} Nh5 11. Be5 (11. Nd2 Nxg3 12. hxg3 {1-0 (46) Karjakin,S (2753)-Caruana,F (2811) Wijk aan Zee 2018}) 11... Nhf6 12. Bg3 Nh5 $1 13. Qb3 Nxg3 14. hxg3 {[#]} b5 $146 15. Qc2 Bg7 16. Ne2 Rc8 17. Qc6 O-O 18. Rc1 Nb8 19. Qc2 Nd7 20. O-O c5 21. dxc5 Nxc5 22. Ned4 Qd7 23. Qb1 Nxd3 { The position is equal.} 24. Qxd3 Rxc1 25. Rxc1 Rc8 26. Rd1 Bg4 27. a4 bxa4 28. Qxa6 Rc4 29. b3 axb3 30. Nxb3 Rc3 31. Nbd4 Rc4 32. Qa8+ Rc8 33. Qa5 Bxd4 34. Rxd4 Qf5 {[#] Threatens to win with ...Rc1+.} 35. Ne1 (35. Rxd5 $2 Rc1+ 36. Ne1 {[#]} (36. Kh2 $2 Qb1 $19) 36... Rxe1+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} 37. Qxe1 Qxd5 $19) 35... Qb1 36. f3 ({Not} 36. Rxg4 $2 Rc1 $19) 36... Be6 37. Kf2 Rb8 38. Rd2 Rc8 39. Qa3 Rb8 40. Qc3 Rc8 41. Qb2 (41. Qe5 {feels hotter.} Kh7 42. g4 Rc4 43. Qb2 Qxb2 44. Rxb2 d4 45. exd4 Rxd4 46. Ke3) 41... Qxb2 42. Rxb2 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} Bf5 43. g4 Bg6 44. Rb5 Rd8 $1 45. Ke2 Kg7 46. Nd3 Bxd3+ 47. Kxd3 Ra8 48. Rxd5 {Precision: White = 68%, Black = 80%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.12"] [Round "6"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C54"] [WhiteElo "2758"] [BlackElo "2852"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "90"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 25,90,-8,0,-7,-7,-20,0,-17,-18,-12,1,6,16,0,10,-32,0,-61,-42,-100,-95, -80,-90,-136,-112,-111,-111,-121,-123,-143,-128,-142,-104,-104,-97,-104,-100, -110,-110,-105,-109,-123,-128,-126,-121,-152,-161,-244,-248,-246,-237,-275, -268,-278,-273,-341,-321,-333,-331,-381,-371,-380,-373,-367,-362,-354,-347]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. c3 d5 7. exd5 Nxd5 8. Re1 Bg4 9. h3 Bh5 10. Nbd2 Nb6 11. Bb5 Bd6 12. Bxc6 {C55: Two Knights: 4 d3, 4 d4 exd4 5 e5 and Max Lange Attack} (12. Ne4 f5 13. Ng3 Bxf3 14. Qxf3 Ne7 15. Qxb7 c6 16. Bc4+ Nxc4 17. Qb3 Kh8 18. Qxc4 Qd7 19. Bd2 Nd5 {1/2-1/2 (52) Vachier Lagrave,M (2789)-Giri,A (2782) Leuven 2018}) 12... bxc6 13. Ne4 Re8 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 14. c4 {aiming for c5.The position is equal.} Nd7 $146 ({Predecessor: } 14... Bb4 15. Rf1 Bf8 16. b3 Qd7 17. Bb2 f6 18. g4 Bf7 19. Qe2 Nc8 {0-1 (57) Schachinger,M (2426)-Menezes,C (2299) Pinkafeld 2015}) 15. Bd2 c5 16. Ng3 Bg6 17. Bc3 f6 18. Nh4 Bf7 19. Nhf5 Bf8 20. Qe2 a5 {[%cal Ba7a5,Ba5a4][%mdl 32]} 21. b3 (21. Qd2 $11) 21... a4 $15 22. Qc2 ({Better is} 22. Qd2 $15) 22... Nb8 $17 {[%cal Bd7b8,Bb8c6,Bc6b4][%mdl 32]} 23. Ne4 Nc6 24. Nfg3 Nb4 25. Bxb4 cxb4 26. Rad1 Qd7 27. Nd2 axb3 28. axb3 Bc5 29. Nf3 Ra3 30. Ne4 Bd4 31. Rb1 Rea8 32. Nxd4 Qxd4 33. Qd2 Ra2 34. Qe3 Qxe3 35. fxe3 Bg6 36. Nf2 (36. Nc5 $142) 36... R8a3 $19 37. e4 Rc2 38. Ra1 Rb2 ({Don't take} 38... Rxb3 39. Ra8+ Kf7 40. Rc8 $17) 39. g4 Rbxb3 40. Reb1 Rxb1+ 41. Rxb1 c5 42. Rb2 Ra1+ {Black is winning.} 43. Kg2 Be8 44. Kf3 Ba4 45. Ke2 Kf7 {Precision: White = 33%, Black = 78%.} 0-1 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.12"] [Round "7"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A13"] [WhiteElo "2852"] [BlackElo "2806"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "109"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,109,18,9,6,-14,-21,-14,-8,-18,41,31,39,19,33,25,40,34,37,-23,20,0,0, -25,0,-12,-14,-4,0,-83,-60,-71,-69,-58,-48,-56,-49,-142,-139,-149,-82,-108,-81, -68,-89,-87,-70,-72,-31,-26,-25,-27,-24,-26,-8,-34,-34,-73,-69,-78,-70,-83,-34, -81,-84,-70,-8,-12,0,-8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. b3 d5 4. Bb2 c5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. g3 {A13: English Opening: 1...e6} Nc6 7. Bg2 d4 8. O-O Be7 9. Na3 {[%cal Bb1a3,Ba3c4,Bc4e5][%mdl 32]} O-O 10. Nc4 {LiveBook: 3 Games} (10. e3 Bg4 11. h3 Bh5 12. Re1 Rc8 {1/2-1/2 (44) So,W (2778)-Aronian,L (2764) Stavanger 2018}) 10... Bf5 (10... Be6 11. e3 Rc8 12. exd4 cxd4 {1/2-1/2 (69) Giri,A (2777)-Ding,L (2778) Shamkir 2018}) 11. Rc1 Rc8 12. Nfe5 Nxe5 13. Nxe5 Be4 $146 (13... Nd7 $11 14. Nd3 Qb6) 14. Bh3 $14 Rc7 15. f3 Qd5 16. fxe4 Qxe5 17. d3 Ne8 18. Kg2 (18. Rf5 $14 Qd6 19. Rc2) 18... Qd6 19. Rc2 Bf6 20. Qd2 Be5 21. Rfc1 b6 22. a3 f5 23. exf5 (23. Bxf5 $11 {remains equal.} Qf6 24. Kh1) 23... Nf6 24. e4 dxe3 $1 25. Qxe3 Bxb2 26. Rxb2 {With the idea Qe6+.} Re7 27. Qf4 {[#]} ({White should try} 27. Qd2 $15) 27... Qxf4 $1 $17 28. gxf4 Rd8 ({Better is} 28... Re3 29. Rd2 Rd8) 29. Kg1 Rd4 30. b4 cxb4 $1 31. axb4 Rxf4 32. Ra1 Nd5 33. Rba2 $1 Rxb4 {[#] Strongly threatening ...a5.} 34. Rxa7 {aiming for Bg2.} Kf7 35. Bg2 Nc3 36. Rxe7+ Kxe7 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 37. Ra3 Nb5 38. Ra2 Kf6 39. Be4 Nc3 40. Rc2 Rb3 41. Kf2 b5 ( 41... Ke5 $15 42. Bc6 Kxf5) 42. Ke3 {The position is equal.} b4 43. Kd4 Nb5+ 44. Ke3 Rc3 45. Rb2 b3 46. Bd5 Nd6 47. Bxb3 Nxf5+ 48. Ke4 Rc7 49. Bc4 Re7+ 50. Kf4 {Rb6+ would kill now.} g5+ 51. Kg4 {Rb6+ is the strong threat.} Ne3+ 52. Kh5 Nxc4 53. dxc4 Re4 {[%csl Gg5][%cal Re4h4]} 54. Rf2+ Kg7 {( -> ...h6)} 55. Kxg5 {Precision: White = 56%, Black = 57%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.12"] [Round "7"] [White "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B51"] [WhiteElo "2824"] [BlackElo "2798"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "135"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,135,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,31,27,14,27,27,36,52,39,56,61,60,62,75,65,63,73, 123,130,180,172,182,175,168,187,168,182,216,179,201,179,183,183,183,183,223, 228,219,221,328,359,439,418,456,425,510,502,672,655,623,314,316,151,200,187, 197,129,140,140,134,145,147,145,163,149,171,143,299,291,445,267,445,443,437, 421,437,402,309,260,1324,1176,1433,714,714,706,584,549,6085,6085,6085,6085, 6085,6085,5350,5347,5193,4089,2605,2210,6085,917,6079,5608,6085,6070,5825,5825, 5620,5528,5575,5331,5057,4710]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. d4 cxd4 5. Qxd4 a6 6. Be2 {B51: Sicilian: Moscow Variation (3 Bb5+) without 3...Bd7} Ngf6 7. c4 g6 8. Nc3 Bg7 9. O-O O-O {LiveBook: 5 Games} 10. Qe3 $146 ({Predecessor: } 10. Qd3 Nc5 11. Qc2 b5 12. cxb5 axb5 13. Bxb5 Bb7 {1/2-1/2 (59) Neiksans,A (2560)-Cheparinov,I (2672) Warsaw 2013}) 10... b6 11. Rd1 Bb7 12. Ng5 Qc7 13. f3 Rac8 14. Bd2 Ne5 15. b3 e6 16. Rac1 h6 17. Nh3 g5 18. Na4 Ned7 19. Bc3 Rfd8 20. Nf2 Nc5 21. Nxc5 bxc5 {[#]} 22. f4 $1 gxf4 23. Qxf4 Qe7 24. Rd3 {Black must now prevent Rg3.} e5 25. Qh4 Rd7 26. Bf3 Kh7 27. Rf1 Rg8 28. Bd2 Bf8 29. Nh1 Nd5 30. Qxe7 Nxe7 31. Ng3 f5 (31... Nc6 $142 32. Bh5 Nd8) 32. exf5 $18 Rxg3 33. hxg3 e4 34. Bg4 exd3 35. f6 $1 {[%csl LRd7,LRe7]} Rc7 36. fxe7 Bxe7 37. Bf5+ Kg7 38. Bxd3 (38. Ba5 $18 {and the rest is easy.} Bd8 39. Bxc7 Bxc7 40. Rd1) 38... Rc8 39. Bc3+ Kg8 40. Bh7+ (40. Re1 $18 Bg5 41. Re6) 40... Kxh7 $16 41. Rf7+ Kg8 42. Rxe7 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} Bc6 43. Re6 Rd8 44. Rxh6 Kf7 45. Be5 dxe5 $2 (45... Be4 $16) 46. Rxc6 {KR-KR} Rd2 (46... Rd1+ $142 47. Kf2 Rd2+ 48. Kf3 Rxa2 49. Rc7+ (49. Rxc5 Ra3 $18) 49... Ke6 50. Rxc5 Ra3 51. Rc6+ Kd7) 47. Rxa6 $18 e4 48. a4 e3 {...Rd1+ is the strong threat.} 49. Kf1 Rf2+ 50. Ke1 Rxg2 51. Rc6 Rxg3 $2 (51... Rg1+ 52. Ke2 Rg2+ 53. Kd3 Rb2 54. Rxc5 e2) 52. Rxc5 {White is clearly winning.} Ke6 53. Rb5 (53. b4 $142 Rg2 54. a5) 53... Rg2 54. Rd5 Rb2 55. Rd3 e2 56. c5 Ke5 57. c6 Rc2 58. c7 Ke4 59. Rd8 Rxc7 60. Kxe2 Rc2+ {[#]} 61. Kd1 $1 {[%cal Rd1c2]} Rb2 62. Rb8 Kd3 63. Kc1 Rh2 64. Rc8 Rg2 65. Kb1 Rh2 66. Rc5 Rg2 67. Rc4 Rh2 68. a5 {Precision: White = 78%, Black = 34%.} 1-0 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.12"] [Round "7"] [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A13"] [WhiteElo "2754"] [BlackElo "2793"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "55"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 11,55,0,7,-22,-10,-65,-37,-91,-8,-60,-75,-55,0,0,0,-98,0,0,112,99,157, 139,97,115,165,64,208,200,196,56,245,177,192,178,594,584,646,641,662,553,630, 611,614,599,608,598]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. e3 Be7 (3... d5 4. b3 c5 5. Bb2 Nc6 6. cxd5 exd5 7. d4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bb4+ 9. Bc3 Qb6 10. Bb5 O-O 11. Nxc6 Bxc3+ 12. Nxc3 bxc6 13. Be2 c5 14. O-O Be6 15. Na4 {1/2-1/2 (81) Sambuev,B (2522) -Wei,Y (2753) Tbilisi 2017}) 4. Nc3 O-O 5. b3 b6 6. Bb2 {A13: English Opening: 1...e6} Bb7 {LiveBook: 19 Games} 7. Qc2 c5 8. Ng5 $146 (8. Be2 $11) ({ Predecessor:} 8. Be2 Nc6 9. Rd1 Rc8 10. O-O a6 11. Qb1 {0-1 (31) Gaehler,M (2341)-Kurmann,O (2426) Switzerland 2016}) 8... h6 9. h4 (9. Nf3 $15) 9... Re8 (9... Nc6 $17) 10. O-O-O ({Better is} 10. Bd3 $1 $11) 10... Nc6 11. a3 Kf8 12. Nh7+ Kg8 13. Ng5 Kf8 (13... Na5 $17 14. d4 cxd4 15. Rxd4 Rc8) 14. f4 Rc8 ({ Much weaker is} 14... hxg5 $6 15. hxg5 Ng8 16. Rh8 $16) (14... Na5 $11 { keeps the balance.}) 15. Bd3 $1 $16 d5 {[#]} (15... Qc7 $142) 16. Bg6 $1 hxg5 17. hxg5 {And now Nxd5 would win.} Ng8 {[#] Hoping for ...d4.} 18. Bh7 $40 { [%mdl 128] White mounts an attack.} (18. Nxd5 $1 $18 {Intending Bxg7+! and mate.} Nd4 19. exd4 fxg6 20. Ne3) 18... Nf6 (18... d4 $1 $14) 19. gxf6 Bxf6 20. g4 ({White must play} 20. cxd5 $18 exd5 21. Bf5) 20... Ke7 $2 (20... dxc4 $14 21. bxc4 Nd4 22. exd4 Bxh1) 21. g5 Bxc3 22. dxc3 {[%cal Bd2c3,Bc3c4][%mdl 32]} Rh8 $2 (22... Qd6 {is more resistant.} 23. cxd5 exd5) 23. cxd5 $18 {White is clearly winning.} exd5 24. c4 d4 25. Qe4+ Kd6 26. exd4 {[%cal Be3d4,Bd4c5] [%mdl 32]} Kc7 27. dxc5 {White threatens Be5+ and mate.} Qe8 28. Bxg7 { Precision: White = 38%, Black = 20%.} 1-0 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.12"] [Round "7"] [White "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D37"] [WhiteElo "2751"] [BlackElo "2758"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "79"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 25,79,23,17,11,19,17,59,56,63,70,62,17,13,0,0,-10,-3,0,0,-8,0,0,4,0,4,6, 4,4,4,4,0,0,7,0,9,8,8,8,15,12,25,13,18,0,9,0,0,0,2,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 { Krasenkow,M} Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. Bd3 Bb4+ {D37: Damengambit (5.Lf4)} 11. Nd2 Nc6 12. O-O Be7 13. Rc1 Bf6 {[#] LiveBook: 4 Partien} 14. Nb3 $146 ({Vorgänger:} 14. Nf3 Qe7 15. h3 g6 16. Bb5 Bd7 17. Qxd5 Be6 18. Qe4 Bxb2 19. Bxc6 {1/2-1/2 (94) Carlsen,M (2822)-Nakamura,H (2792) Saint Louis 2017 CBM 180 [Krasenkow,M]} ) 14... g6 15. Qd2 Qb6 16. Bd6 {Droht stark Lc5.} Rd8 17. Bc5 Qc7 18. Bd4 Bxd4 19. exd4 Qd6 20. Rfe1 b6 21. Bb5 Ne7 22. Qg5 Be6 23. Qf6 Rac8 24. a3 Rxc1 25. Nxc1 Nf5 26. Ne2 Bc8 27. Qxd6 Nxd6 28. Nc3 Nf5 29. Rd1 Ng7 30. f3 Bb7 31. Kf2 Ne6 32. h4 Kg7 33. g3 Kf6 {Die Stellung ist ausgeglichen.} 34. Bf1 Ke7 35. Nb5 a6 36. Nc3 Kd6 37. Bh3 Nc7 38. Re1 Bc8 39. Bf1 Bd7 40. Rc1 {Precision: Weiß = 59%, Schwarz = 67%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.12"] [Round "7"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Dominguez Perez, Leinier"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D41"] [WhiteElo "2738"] [BlackElo "2826"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "108"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,108,35,33,-9,-14,-12,-4,-27,-25,-44,-43,-50,-29,-35,0,-15,0,0,0,-26, 33,29,42,27,86,66,74,0,0,0,47,57,62,62,68,65,70,74,82,90,87,74,163,183,183,124, 172,170,162,58,56,-136,0,0,0,0,85,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,13,12,30,5,1285,1333,29977, 29978,29975,29974,29975,5688,29973,5688,5469,5408,5391,5401,4830,4674,4682, 4690,4690,4618,4606,-1114,-1099]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 c5 7. Nf3 cxd4 8. cxd4 Bb4+ 9. Bd2 Bxd2+ 10. Qxd2 O-O { LiveBook: 1190 Games} 11. h4 $146 {D41: Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch with 5 cxd5} ({Predecessor:} 11. Bc4 Nd7 12. O-O b6 13. Rfe1 Bb7 14. Rad1 Rc8 15. Bb3 Re8 16. h4 h6 17. Qf4 Qc7 18. Qxc7 Rxc7 19. d5 Nc5 20. d6 Rd7 21. Bc4 a6 22. e5 {1-0 (51) Vachier Lagrave,M (2789)-Giri,A (2782) Leuven 2018}) 11... b6 {[%cal Bb7b6,Bb6b5][%mdl 32]} 12. h5 h6 13. g4 {The position is equal.} Bb7 14. Qe3 Nc6 15. a3 b5 16. Be2 a6 17. Rd1 $1 Qa5+ 18. Kf1 f6 $1 19. Rg1 Ne7 ( 19... Rae8 $11) 20. d5 $14 exd5 21. exd5 Nxd5 (21... Rf7 $1 $11) 22. Qe6+ $16 Kh8 23. Nh4 (23. Qf5 $1 $16 Ne7 24. Qc5) 23... Nf4 $1 $11 {[%cal Rf4e6]} 24. Qe7 Qc3 25. Qxb7 Qh3+ 26. Ng2 Nxe2 27. Kxe2 Qxg4+ 28. Qf3 Qc4+ 29. Qd3 { And now Qxc4 would win.} Qg4+ 30. Kf1 Rad8 (30... Rac8 $16) 31. Qxd8 $18 Rxd8 32. Rxd8+ Kh7 33. Ne3 Qxh5 34. Ra8 (34. Rg4 $18 Qh1+ 35. Ke2) 34... Qc5 $14 { ...Qc1+ is the strong threat.} 35. Rb8 $2 {[#]} (35. Rg4 $14 {keeps the upper hand.}) 35... Qc7 (35... f5 $1 $17 {[%cal Rf5f4]} 36. Rd8 Qxa3) 36. Rf8 $11 Qe7 37. Rc8 Qd7 (37... Qxa3 $11 38. Rc7 Qa1+ 39. Kg2 Qe5) 38. Rc2 (38. Rc5 $16) 38... f5 {White must now prevent ...f4.} 39. f4 Qd4 40. Ke2 {aiming for Rc7.} Qxf4 {Hoping for ...Qe5.} 41. Rc5 Qh2+ 42. Rg2 Qh5+ 43. Kd2 Qf3 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (43... Qf7 $11) 44. Rc7 $1 $18 {[%cal Rc7g7]} h5 45. Rcxg7+ Kh8 46. Rg8+ Kh7 47. R2g7+ Kh6 48. Rg5 (48. Rg3 $142 Qf2+ 49. Kd3 Kh7 50. R3g7+ Kh6 51. Rg2 Qxg2 52. Nxf5+ Kh7 53. Rxg2) 48... Qf4 49. R8g6+ Kh7 50. Rg7+ Kh8 51. Rg8+ Kh7 52. R5g7+ Kh6 53. Ke2 Qe4 54. Re7 $4 {[%mdl 8192]} (54. Rg1 $18 Qe5 55. R8g6+ Kh7 56. R6g5 (56. Rxa6 f4 $11)) 54... Qxe7 {Precision: White = 51%, Black = 45%.} 0-1 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.13"] [Round "8"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A05"] [WhiteElo "2852"] [BlackElo "2751"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "107"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 27,107,50,61,32,28,29,54,47,43,20,27,27,16,0,0,3,12,4,33,0,0,0,0,-12,0, 0,321,314,331,332,318,331,299,295,306,194,197,190,197,205,244,225,227,231,214, 154,414,435,424,407,539,407,487,487,522,456,445,439,531,531,677,417,368,0,658, 586,634,595,984,684,646,593,557,537,2075,2065,29982,29983,29983,29984,29982, 29981]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. d4 {[%cal Bd2d4,Bd4d5][%mdl 32]} O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d5 Ne7 9. Ne1 Nd7 10. Nd3 f5 11. Bd2 Nf6 12. f3 f4 13. Rc1 g5 14. c5 Ng6 {[#] LiveBook: 217 Games} 15. Kh1 $146 {E99: King's Indian: Classical Main Line: 9 Ne1 Nd7 10 f3 f5} ({Predecessor:} 15. Nb5 Rf7 16. Ba5 b6 17. cxd6 cxd6 18. Be1 a6 19. Nc3 a5 20. Nf2 h5 21. Nb5 Bf8 22. Rc3 Rg7 23. h3 Nh4 24. a4 Ne8 25. b4 axb4 {1-0 (58) Mareco,S (2635)-Amin,B (2662) Doha 2016}) 15... Rf7 16. Rg1 Bf8 17. g3 {White is slightly better.} Rg7 18. cxd6 cxd6 19. gxf4 gxf4 20. Bf1 Bd7 21. Be1 Kh8 22. Qb3 Nh5 23. Nb5 Nh4 24. Rxg7 Nxg7 25. Nf2 Qb6 26. Nh3 Be7 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (26... Nxf3 $1 $11 27. Qxf3 Bxb5) 27. Bf2 $18 Qd8 {[#]} 28. Bxh4 $1 ({Weaker is} 28. Nxa7 Rb8 $16) 28... Bxh4 29. Nxd6 Qe7 30. Qxb7 Rg8 31. Rc7 Qxd6 32. Rxd7 $40 {[%mdl 128] White has strong attack.} Qc5 33. Rc7 Qe3 34. Qb3 ({Not} 34. Qxa7 Qxf3+ 35. Bg2 Qd1+ 36. Ng1 Qe1 $11) 34... Qe1 35. Qd3 Ne8 36. Rc6 Bf2 $2 {[#]} (36... Bd8 $16 37. Qe2 Qh4) 37. Qe2 Qxe2 38. Bxe2 Bd4 39. d6 Nf6 40. Bc4 Rb8 41. b3 h6 42. Be6 Kg7 43. Rc7+ Kg6 44. Bf7+ Kg7 45. Be6+ $2 (45. Kg2) 45... Kg6 46. Bf5+ Kh5 47. d7 Rd8 48. Rc8 Bb6 49. b4 {[%cal Bb3b4,Bb4a5][%mdl 32]} Ng8 50. a4 a5 51. Rc6 Bd4 52. bxa5 {White mates.} Rb8 53. Rc8 Rb1+ 54. Kg2 {Precision: White = 67%, Black = 41%.} 1-0 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.13"] [Round "8"] [White "Dominguez Perez, Leinier"] [Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C55"] [WhiteElo "2826"] [BlackElo "2754"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "83"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 10,83,43,27,46,47,41,33,33,27,50,8,68,84,70,80,87,92,150,129,217,212, 197,222,201,193,272,78,77,72,70,78,74,72,90,34,46,65,52,35,27,36,34,33,31,27, 76,88,85,27,18,8,8,8,8,8,6,6,12,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 h6 5. c3 d6 6. Nbd2 {[%cal Bb1d2,Bd2f1,Bf1e3][%mdl 32] LiveBook: 62 Games} g5 {C55: Two Knights: 4 d3, 4 d4 exd4 5 e5 and Max Lange Attack} (6... g6 7. Bb3 Bg7 8. Nc4 Be6 9. O-O O-O 10. Re1 Re8 11. a4 a5 12. h3 Qd7 13. Ne3 d5 14. exd5 Nxd5 {1/2-1/2 (44) Wan,Y (2499)-Yu,Y (2759) Hangzhou 2018}) 7. h3 {[%cal Bh2h3,Bh3h4][%mdl 32]} Bg7 8. Bb3 O-O $146 {White is slightly better.} ({Predecessor:} 8... b5 9. a4 b4 10. a5 a6 11. Nf1 Qe7 12. Ne3 bxc3 13. bxc3 g4 14. hxg4 Nxg4 {1-0 (35) Efremova,D (2047)-Mohammad,N St Petersburg 2007}) 9. Nf1 Ne7 10. Ne3 Be6 (10... a5 $11) 11. h4 $14 {And now Bxe6 would win.} g4 12. Nh2 $1 h5 13. f3 d5 ({Black should try} 13... gxf3 14. Nxf3 Bxb3 15. axb3 Qd7) 14. fxg4 $16 hxg4 (14... dxe4 $16 15. g5 Nd7) 15. Nhxg4 Nxg4 16. Nxg4 f5 {[#]} 17. Nh6+ $1 Kh7 (17... Kh8 $142 18. exf5 Nxf5 19. Nxf5 Bxf5) 18. Qh5 $2 (18. Bg5 $18 {is more deadly.}) 18... Qe8 {[#]} 19. Qxe8 $1 Raxe8 20. Nxf5 Nxf5 21. exf5 Rxf5 22. Rf1 (22. Bg5 $16) 22... c6 23. Be3 Rg8 24. Rxf5 Bxf5 25. Ke2 Bh6 26. Bxh6 Kxh6 $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} 27. Rg1 Kh5 28. g3 Rf8 29. Bd1 (29. Kd2 $16) 29... Bg4+ $1 $11 30. Ke3 {The position is equal.} Bxd1 31. Rxd1 {KR-KR} Kg4 32. Rg1 Rf3+ 33. Ke2 d4 34. cxd4 exd4 35. b4 Rf5 36. a3 a5 37. Rb1 Rb5 38. Kd2 Kxg3 39. a4 Rf5 (39... Rxb4 40. Rxb4 Kxh4 41. Rxb7 $18) 40. bxa5 Rxa5 41. Rxb7 Rxa4 42. Kc2 {Precision: White = 60%, Black = 62%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.13"] [Round "8"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B90"] [WhiteElo "2806"] [BlackElo "2798"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "93"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 32,93,10,17,27,23,24,29,23,23,33,33,29,24,87,77,62,37,75,36,42,64,35,30, 31,-92,-85,-235,-241,-516,-504,-512,-508,-499,0,0,0,0,677,0,29985,458,472,468, 435,442,447,419,346,237,251,241,235,234,234,232,363,216,380,376,370,330,795, 795]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Nge2 Nf6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 a6 6. Be3 Ng4 7. Bc1 Nf6 8. f3 e5 9. Nb3 Be6 10. Be3 h5 11. Qd2 Nbd7 12. O-O-O b5 {B90: Sicilian Najdorf: Unusual White 6th moves, 6 Be3 Ng4 and 6 Be3 e5} 13. Kb1 Rc8 (13... Be7 14. h4 O-O 15. Bg5 Rc8 16. a3 Qc7 17. g4 hxg4 18. fxg4 Nb6 19. Bxf6 Bxf6 20. g5 {1/2-1/2 (70) Yu,Y (2751)-Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) Riadh 2017}) 14. g3 Be7 15. Nd5 Nxd5 16. exd5 Bf5 17. Bd3 {LiveBook: 5 Games} Bxd3 18. Qxd3 O-O 19. Rhg1 f5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 19... Bg5 20. f4 Bh6 21. Bd2 Re8 {1/2-1/2 (40) Santamaria Perez,T (2364)-Jimenez Ariza,J (2379) ICCF email 2016}) 20. h3 Qc7 21. c3 Qc4 22. Qc2 Qa4 (22... Qc7 $11 {remains equal.}) 23. g4 $1 $16 fxg4 24. fxg4 Rf3 25. Bc1 (25. Bh6 $5) 25... h4 26. g5 Nf8 27. Qe2 Rxh3 28. Rg4 (28. Nd2 $14 {stays ahead.}) 28... Rc4 $17 29. Nc5 (29. Rdg1 $17) 29... Rh2 $1 $19 { [%cal Rh2e2]} ({And not} 29... dxc5 30. b3 $16) 30. Qd3 $2 (30. Nxa4 {was worth a try.} Rxe2 31. Rxc4 bxc4 32. Rh1) 30... dxc5 (30... Rxg4 $2 {loses.} 31. Nxa4 e4 32. Qf1 $18) 31. d6 Bxd6 32. Qd5+ Kh7 $2 {[#]} ({Black should play } 32... Kh8 $19 33. Rxc4 Qxc4 34. Qxd6 Qe4+ 35. Ka1 Rf2 36. Qxc5 Qf3) 33. g6+ $1 $11 {[%mdl 512]} Nxg6 34. Rg5 $1 $36 {[%cal Rg5h5][%mdl 2048] White has some pressure.} Qc2+ 35. Ka1 {[%cal Rg5h5]} Kh6 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (35... Nf4 $11 36. Qf7 Bf8 37. Qxf8 Ne6 38. Rh5+ Kg6 39. Qe8+ Kf6 40. Bg5+ Kf5 41. Bc1+ Kf6 42. Bg5+ Kf5 43. Bc1+ Kf6) 36. Rg2+ (36. Qf3 $142 Qxc1+ 37. Rxc1 Nf4 38. Rcg1 Rxc3 39. bxc3 b4 40. Rxg7 Rg2 41. R1xg2 Bf8 {[#]} 42. Qg4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Be7 43. Rh7+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kxh7 44. Qg7#) 36... Qxc1+ $18 37. Rxc1 {Intending Rcg1 and mate.} Rxg2 38. Qxg2 {White threatens Rg1 and mate.} Rf4 39. Rg1 { [%csl Gg1][%cal Rg2g6]} Rf6 40. Qg5+ Kh7 41. a4 Kg8 42. Qh5 {[%mdl 1024] White has strong compensation.} Kf7 43. a5 c4 (43... Be7 $142 44. c4 b4) 44. Ka2 (44. Rg5 $142) 44... Bc7 $2 (44... Be7 {was necessary.} 45. b4 Re6 46. Rf1+ Bf6) 45. Qg4 {Black must now prevent Qd7+.} Bxa5 46. Qd7+ Ne7 $2 (46... Kg8 47. Rg5 e4) 47. Rg5 {Precision: White = 58%, Black = 62%.} 1-0 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.13"] [Round "8"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D37"] [WhiteElo "2793"] [BlackElo "2824"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "54"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,54,0,0,0,0,0,81,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,28,0,8,0,0,0,0,0,14,4,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Qc2 Nc6 9. a3 Qa5 10. O-O-O Be7 11. Kb1 a6 {LiveBook: 34 Games. D37: Queen's Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4} 12. g4 (12. Nd2 b5 13. Nb3 Qb6 14. cxd5 exd5 15. Bg5 Be6 16. Bxf6 Bxf6 17. Nxd5 Bxd5 18. Rxd5 Rac8 19. Bd3 {0-1 (33) Topalov,V (2749)-Nakamura,H (2780) Saint Louis 2017}) 12... dxc4 13. Bxc4 b5 { [#]} 14. g5 (14. Bd3 $1 $16 {Strongly threatening g5.} h6 15. g5 hxg5 16. Bxg5 (16. Nxg5 Bb7 $16)) 14... bxc4 $11 15. gxf6 Bxf6 16. Ne4 Be7 17. Rhg1 $1 { And now Bh6 would win.} Rd8 18. Rxd8+ Nxd8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 18... Qxd8 19. Rd1 {1-0 (46) Paredes,C (2333)-Paessler,H (2239) ICCF email 2012}) 19. Qxc4 { Black must now prevent Ka1.} Qd5 {The position is equal.} 20. Qxd5 $40 { [%mdl 128] White attacks.} exd5 21. Nc3 Bb7 22. Nd4 Ne6 23. Be5 {[#] Hoping for Nxe6.} g6 24. Nxe6 fxe6 25. Ne2 Bh4 26. f4 Bf2 27. Rc1 Rc8 {Precision: White = 76%, Black = 84%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.13"] [Round "8"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C42"] [WhiteElo "2758"] [BlackElo "2738"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "96"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 11,96,42,37,6,16,0,8,0,15,0,0,0,0,-6,11,12,8,13,21,0,0,-34,0,0,0,0,10,0, 24,22,25,11,11,13,16,0,0,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,8,8,8,17,6,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,11,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,2,0,0,-19,-18,-22,0,0,0,-30,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Bd6 {LiveBook: 1501 Games} 7. Nbd2 { C42: Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves} (7. O-O O-O 8. c4 c6 9. Nc3 Nxc3 10. bxc3 dxc4 11. Bxc4 Bf5 12. Ng5 h6 13. Qf3 Bg6 14. Ne4 Bxh2+ 15. Kxh2 Qh4+ 16. Qh3 Qxh3+ 17. gxh3 Bxe4 18. Rg1 Re8 19. Bxh6 g6 {1/2-1/2 (40) Vachier Lagrave,M (2789)-Caruana,F (2822) Stavanger 2018}) (7. O-O O-O 8. c4 c6 9. Qc2 Na6 10. a3 Bg4 11. Ne5 Bf5 12. b4 Nc7 13. f3 Bg6 14. c5 Bxe5 15. dxe5 Ng5 16. Bb2 d4 17. f4 Nd5 18. fxg5 Ne3 {1-0 (42) Anand,V (2767)-Caruana,F (2811) Wijk aan Zee 2018}) 7... Bf5 8. O-O O-O 9. Re1 {[%cal Rd2e4] The position is equal.} Re8 10. Nf1 Bg6 11. Ne3 c6 12. c4 Nf6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12... Bb4 13. Rf1 dxc4 14. Bxc4 b5 15. Be2 Bd6 16. d5 a6 {1-0 (38) Dragicevic, D (2052)-Stupak,K (2161) Budva 2003}) 13. Bxg6 hxg6 14. Qb3 {[#] Threatens to win with c5.} Qb6 15. Qxb6 axb6 {[%cal Ba7b6,Bb6b5][%mdl 32]} 16. Bd2 b5 17. cxd5 cxd5 18. a3 Nc6 19. Bc3 Rad8 20. g3 Bc7 21. Nd2 Bb6 22. Nb3 g5 23. f3 g6 24. Kg2 Kg7 25. Nc2 g4 26. fxg4 Nxg4 27. Nb4 Nxb4 28. axb4 Nf6 29. Nc5 Rxe1 $1 30. Rxe1 Bxc5 31. dxc5 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} d4 32. Bd2 Rd7 33. Kf3 Nd5 34. h4 f5 35. g4 fxg4+ 36. Kxg4 Ne7 37. Kf3 Nc6 38. Re6 Kf7 39. Re4 Rd5 40. Rf4+ Ke6 41. Re4+ Kd7 42. Rg4 Rf5+ 43. Ke2 Rf6 44. Rg5 Ke6 45. Kd3 Rf3+ 46. Ke2 Rf6 47. Kd3 Rf3+ 48. Ke2 Rf6 {Precision: White = 56%, Black = 78%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.13"] [Round "9"] [White "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Black "Dominguez Perez, Leinier"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C67"] [WhiteElo "2824"] [BlackElo "2826"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "95"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,95,19,15,23,6,9,4,3,6,7,9,6,2,5,1,0,0,13,14,23,16,15,7,26,27,67,22, 50,50,43,20,22,13,13,15,54,38,24,25,49,43,52,35,25,10,46,46,45,50,116,115,125, 128,121,0,141,146,235,241,245,235,279,253,370,249,562,259,570,444,1424,1371, 1386,1380]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. Nc3 {[%cal Bb1c3,Bc3d5,Bd5e3,Be3f5][%mdl 32] C67: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence: 4 0-0 Nxe4} Ne8 10. Nd5 Bd6 11. Re1 c6 12. Ne3 Be7 13. Nf5 {LiveBook: 4 Games} Bg5 14. Qe2 d5 15. Ne7+ Kh8 {Threatens to win with ...Be6.} 16. Nxc8 Rxc8 {[#]} 17. b3 $146 Nf6 18. Bb2 Ne4 19. d3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is under pressure.} Bf6 20. c4 Bxb2 21. Qxb2 Nf6 22. Qa3 a5 23. Re7 Rb8 24. Rae1 Kg8 25. g3 Re8 26. Rxe8+ Nxe8 27. cxd5 Qxd5 28. Bg2 Qd8 29. Qc5 Nf6 30. Qa7 g6 31. d4 Qd6 32. Rd1 Qd8 33. h3 Kg7 34. Re1 Nd7 35. d5 cxd5 36. Bxd5 Nf6 {[#]} (36... Qb6 $14 37. Qxb6 Nxb6) 37. Bf3 $1 $16 (37. Bxb7 $6 Qc7 $11) 37... Qc7 {[#]} 38. Kg2 $1 h5 39. h4 ({Better is} 39. a4 $16) 39... Qd8 ( 39... Rd8 $11 {remains equal.}) 40. Re5 ({Much worse is} 40. Bxb7 $6 Qc7 $11) 40... Ng4 (40... Rc8 $16) 41. Rd5 $18 (41. Rxa5 $6 b5 $16) 41... Qc7 42. Qxa5 ( {Don't do} 42. Rxa5 $6 Ne5 $16) 42... b6 43. Qd2 Nf6 (43... Re8 {might work better.} 44. Bxg4 hxg4 45. Qd4+ Kh7 46. Qxg4 Re6) 44. Qd4 b5 $2 (44... Re8 { is tougher.} 45. a4 (45. Rd6 Re6 $18) 45... Re6) 45. Bxh5 (45. Rd6 $142 Qe7 46. a4) 45... Ra8 $2 (45... Qb6) 46. Bf3 {White is clearly winning.} Rxa2 (46... Qa7 $142 47. Rc5 Qd7 48. Qxd7 Nxd7) 47. Rd6 Qe7 48. g4 {Precision: White = 53%, Black = 28%.} 1-0 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.13"] [Round "9"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C67"] [WhiteElo "2798"] [BlackElo "2793"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "74"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 27,74,0,20,0,0,0,8,0,0,0,46,48,87,87,87,54,52,39,41,13,9,8,8,8,16,8,10, 6,6,0,0,0,0,0,0,-8,-8,-12,-8,-8,-8,-8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. h3 Ke8 10. Nc3 h5 {C67: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence: 4 0-0 Nxe4} 11. Bf4 Be7 12. Rad1 Be6 13. Ng5 Rh6 14. Rfe1 Bb4 {LiveBook: 19 Games} 15. a3 Bxc3 16. bxc3 {[#]} Rd8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 16... Ne7 17. Nf3 Rh8 18. Nd4 {1/2-1/2 (43) Topalov,V (2749)-Radjabov,T (2748) Shamkir 2018}) 17. Rxd8+ Kxd8 18. g4 hxg4 19. hxg4 Ne7 {[#]} 20. Nxf7+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Bxf7 21. Bxh6 gxh6 22. e6 Bg6 23. Rd1+ Ke8 $1 { The position is equal.} 24. Rd7 Bxc2 25. Rxc7 b5 26. f4 Nd5 27. Rc8+ Ke7 $132 { [%mdl 2048] Black is fighting back} 28. f5 Bd1 29. Rg8 Nf6 $1 {[%cal Rf6g8]} 30. Rg7+ Ke8 $1 31. g5 hxg5 32. Rxg5 a5 33. Rg7 Bg4 34. Rc7 Nd5 35. Rxc6 { And now Rc5 would win.} Bxf5 36. Rc5 Bxe6 37. Rxb5 Nxc3 {Precision: White = 63%, Black = 77%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.13"] [Round "9"] [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A22"] [WhiteElo "2754"] [BlackElo "2758"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "75"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 13,75,11,26,27,26,0,7,0,0,0,1,0,14,5,1,-16,0,0,0,-83,-79,-75,57,52,106, 59,118,102,187,175,172,166,143,130,239,225,252,245,244,237,237,195,186,192,357, 355,354,347,308,238,246,242,251,261,240,258,297,287,363,343,391,387,349,303]} 1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 Bc5 4. Nc3 O-O 5. e3 Re8 6. Nge2 d6 {A22: English Opening: 1...e5 2 Nc3 Nf6} 7. O-O (7. d3 c6 8. O-O a6 9. d4 Ba7 10. h3 Nbd7 11. b4 exd4 12. exd4 Nb6 13. c5 Nbd5 14. Bg5 {1/2-1/2 (43) Safarli,E (2639)-Godena, M (2505) Batumi 2018}) 7... c6 {LiveBook: 8 Games} 8. b3 Bb6 {White has an edge.} 9. Ba3 Bf5 {[%cal Bc8f5,Bf5h7,Bh7g6][%mdl 32]} 10. d4 e4 11. h3 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 11. Rc1 Qd7 12. Qd2 Bc7 13. d5 c5 14. Nb5 {0-1 (42) Odendahl,R (2379)-Klyuner,V (2423) Germany 2002}) 11... h6 12. g4 Bh7 13. Ng3 d5 14. h4 Bg6 15. Rc1 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has the initiative.} Bc7 16. f4 (16. cxd5 $11 Nxd5 17. Nxd5 cxd5 18. Qe2) 16... exf3 $1 $17 17. Qxf3 {[%cal Rc4d5] [#]} Nbd7 (17... dxc4 $1 $17 18. bxc4 Na6) 18. cxd5 $14 cxd5 (18... Bxg3 $14 19. Qxg3 cxd5) 19. g5 hxg5 ({Black should try} 19... Bxg3 $14 20. Qxg3 (20. gxf6 Bxh4 21. Be7 Qb8 $16) 20... hxg5) 20. hxg5 $16 {Black must now prevent Nf5.} Nh7 (20... Ne4 $16 21. Ngxe4 (21. Ncxe4 dxe4 22. Qf2 Bxg3 $11) 21... dxe4) 21. Nxd5 Nxg5 22. Qg4 Bxg3 23. Qxg3 Ne4 (23... Nb6 $16 24. Nc7 Ne4) 24. Qc7 $18 Nb6 25. Ne7+ Rxe7 26. Bxe7 (26. Qxe7 Qxe7 27. Bxe7 Nd5) 26... Qe8 27. Qxb7 Rb8 28. Qc7 {aiming for Qf4.} Nd5 $2 (28... Rc8 29. Qb7 (29. Qxa7 Nd5 $18) 29... Nd6 30. Rxc8 (30. Bxd6 Qxe3+ 31. Kh2 Qh6+ 32. Kg1 Rxc1 $11) (30. Qxa7 Rxc1 31. Rxc1 Nbc8 $18) 30... Nbxc8 31. Bxd6 Qxe3+ 32. Kh2 Nxd6 33. Qb8+ (33. Qxa7 Qh6+ 34. Kg1 Qe3+ 35. Kh1 Be4 $11) 33... Ne8) 29. Qe5 ({Less strong is} 29. Qxa7 Nxe7 30. Rc7 Nd5 $16) 29... Ndc3 {[#] Hoping for ...Rb5.} 30. Bxe4 $1 Nxe4 31. Bh4 Qxe5 32. dxe5 Re8 33. Rc7 Rxe5 34. Rxa7 Rh5 35. Rf4 f6 36. Re7 Nc3 {Strongly threatening ...Ne2+.} 37. Rg4 Nd5 38. Ra7 {[%mdl 32768] Precision: White = 53%, Black = 35%. . An unexpected result.} ({Weaker is} 38. Rxg6 Nxe7 39. Rg4 Kf7 $14) 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.13"] [Round "9"] [White "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A16"] [WhiteElo "2751"] [BlackElo "2806"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "83"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 16,83,4,0,39,41,34,30,39,49,71,73,79,48,54,60,74,77,95,56,60,47,74,51, 54,39,72,65,59,62,56,51,52,51,52,41,46,35,32,22,13,18,22,0,46,64,60,66,49,67, 131,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,122,142,151,0,0,0,131,0,0,0]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5. Bg2 c6 {[%cal Bc7c6,Bc6d5][%mdl 32]} 6. e4 d5 {A16: English Opening: 1...Nf6 with ...d5} 7. cxd5 cxd5 8. e5 Ne4 9. O-O {LiveBook: 8 Games} Qa5 (9... Nc6 10. d4 Nxc3 11. bxc3 Bg4 12. h3 Bxf3 13. Qxf3 e6 14. h4 {1-0 (47) Bacrot,E (2696)-Nataf,I (2535) Chartres 2017}) 10. Ne2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10. d4 Nxc3 11. Qe1 Bf5 12. Qxc3 Qxc3 13. bxc3 Rc8 14. Ba3 {0-1 (51) Lahr,M (2050) -Lisanti,A (2291) Frankfurt 2005}) 10... Nc6 11. d3 {[%cal Bd2d3,Bd3d4][%mdl 32]} Nc5 12. d4 Ne6 13. Be3 Rd8 14. h4 h5 15. Re1 Bd7 16. Nc3 Nc7 17. a3 { [%cal Ba2a3,Ba3a4][%mdl 32]} Nb5 18. Ne2 Bg4 19. b4 {[%cal Bb2b4,Bb4b5][%mdl 32]} Qb6 $1 20. Qd2 a5 21. a4 Nc7 22. b5 Nb4 23. Rec1 Ne6 24. Ra3 Rdc8 25. Rac3 Rxc3 26. Rxc3 Qd8 27. Nf4 Nxf4 28. Bxf4 Rc8 29. Ng5 Bf5 30. Qc1 Rxc3 31. Qxc3 e6 32. Bh3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White fights for an advantage.} Bc2 {[#]} ({ Black should try} 32... Bd3 $1 $14) 33. Bxe6 ({Only move:} 33. b6 $1 $16) 33... fxe6 $11 34. Nxe6 Qd7 35. Nxg7 Kxg7 36. e6 Qxe6 {[#] ...Kf7 is the strong threat.} 37. Qc7+ Kf8 (37... Kg8 $11 38. Be5 Qf7 39. Qc8+ Qf8 40. Qe6+ Kh7) 38. Bd6+ $16 {[%mdl 1024] White has strong compensation.} Ke8 39. Qb8+ Kd7 40. Qc7+ Ke8 41. Qb8+ (41. Bxb4 $1 $16 {And now Qb8+ would win.} axb4 42. Qxc2) 41... Kd7 $11 {( -> ...Qe1+)} 42. Qc7+ {Precision: White = 61%, Black = 65%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.13"] [Round "9"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E06"] [WhiteElo "2738"] [BlackElo "2852"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "37"] [EventDate "2018.08.11"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 12,37,9,2,11,3,16,12,18,0,6,0,0,0,10,0,0,0,-2,-3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Qb3 {E06: Katalanisch} c5 7. cxd5 {LiveBook: 5 Partien. Die Stellung ist ausgeglichen.} Qxd5 8. dxc5 Qxb3 9. axb3 Nc6 10. Nc3 Nd7 $146 ({Vorgänger:} 10... Bxc5 11. O-O e5 12. Bg5 Be6 13. Nd2 Rfd8 {1/2-1/2 (35) Caruana,F (2816)-Nakamura,H (2769) Leuven 2018}) 11. Bg5 Bxg5 12. Nxg5 Nxc5 13. Bxc6 bxc6 14. b4 Na6 15. b5 cxb5 16. Nxb5 Rb8 17. Nxa7 Rxb2 {[#] Und weiter mit ...Lb7 wäre nett.} 18. Nxc8 Rxc8 19. O-O 1/2-1/2

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