SAKK ST Louis Grand Chess Tour 2019 rapid:Aronjan egypontos elönnyel vezet Vachier-Lagrave előtt, Carlsen két vereséget is elszenvedett a második játéknapon

Aronjan egypontos elönnyel vezet Vachier-Lagrave előtt, Carlsen két vereséget is elszenvedett a második játéknapon

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A ST Louisban zajló Grand Chess Tour 2019 rapidversenyén a hatodik forduló után az örmény Levon Aronjan egypontos előnnyel vezet a francia Maxime Vachier-Lagrave előtt. A második játéknap szenzációja, hogy a világbajnok Magnus Carlsen két vereséget is elszenvedett, Caruana és Aronjan is legyőzte a norvég világelsőt. Rapport Richárd az amerikai Leinier Dominguez Pereztől világossal kapott ki, majd az orosz Szergej Karjakinnal megosztozott a ponton. Carlsen hátránya 5 pont Aronjannal szemben.

Rapport Richárd a norvég világelsőhöz hasonlóan csak egy döntetlent ért el a játéknapon. Nagyon rosszul kezdett, az amerikai Leinier Dominguez Pereztől világossal 24 lépésben szenvedett vereséget.Hihetelenm de sajnos tény. Carlsen és sajnos RR is formán alul játszik eddíg…

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz Grand Chess Tour: Aronian Still Leads, Carlsen Struggles

Aronian: “Whenever I see the cheapo in the position, I sit there and pray.” | Photo: Justin Kellar/Grand Chess Tour.

The Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz Round 6 Standings.

Three wins for MVL on day two. | Photo: Austin Fuller/Grand Chess Tour.

Magnus Carlsen is struggling to find his top form. | Photo: Austin Fuller/Grand Chess Tour.

Magnus Carlsen is struggling to find his top form. | Photo: Austin Fuller/Grand Chess Tour.

Magnus Carlsen loses his second game in a row, this time to Levon Aronian!

Final moments of Caruana-Carlsen #STLRapidBlitz

[Event “GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2019”]
[Site “Saint Louis”]
[Date “2019.08.10”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Ding, Liren”]
[Black “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D39”]
[WhiteElo “2812”]
[BlackElo “2872”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “85”]
[EventDate “2019.08.10”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “USA”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

1. d4 Nf6
2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 dxc4 6. e4 b5 7. a4 {D39: Queen’s Gambit
Declined: Ragozin Defence with 5 Bg5 dxc4} c5 8. axb5 cxd4 9. Nxd4 {White is
slightly better.} h6 10. Be3 (10. Bxf6 Qxf6 11. Bxc4 O-O 12. O-O Bb7 13. Qa4 a5
14. bxa6 Nxa6 {1/2-1/2 (78) Vidit,S (2695)-Duda,J (2738) Wijk aan Zee 2019})
10… Nxe4 $1 11. Qc2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. Qa4 Bxc3+ 12. bxc3 Nxc3 13. Qa3
Nd5 14. Bxc4 Bb7 {1-0 (62) Illescas Cordoba,M (2605)-Mingarro Carceller,S
(2363) Barcelona 2018}) 11… Bb7 12. Bxc4 Qc7 {[#]} 13. Qb3 ({White should
play} 13. O-O $1 $16 Nxc3 14. bxc3) 13… Bxc3+ $11 14. bxc3 {Threatens to win
with b6!} O-O 15. O-O Rc8 $132 {[%mdl 2048] Black is not keeping still} 16. Bd3
Nc5 $1 {[%cal Rc5b3]} 17. Qb1 Nxd3 18. Qxd3 Nd7 {[%cal Bb8d7,Bd7b6,Bb6c4][%mdl
32]} 19. Qe2 Nb6 20. Qg4 Kh7 21. Bf4 Qc5 22. Rfe1 Nc4 23. Rad1 {Hoping for
Nxe6!} Rd8 24. Rd3 Qe7 (24… Qf8 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 25. Nc6 $16 Bxc6
26. Rxd8 Rxd8 27. bxc6 Nb6 28. Be5 {[%csl Ge5][%cal Rg4g7]} Qg5 29. c7 Rd5 (
29… Rc8 $16 30. Qe4+ Qf5) 30. Qe4+ $18 Qg6 {[#] …Qxe4 is the strong threat.
} 31. Qb4 $1 {aiming for c4.} Qd3 $2 (31… Qf5 {is a better defense.} 32. f4
f6) 32. h3 Qb5 33. Qe4+ f5 34. Qf4 Qd7 35. Bd4 (35. Qb4 $18) 35… Nc8 (35…
Qc6 $16 36. g4 Nc4) 36. Qg3 Rd6 37. h4 Rc6 $2 (37… a5 38. Rb1 Rc6) 38. h5 Qf7
39. Be5 Nb6 40. Ra1 Nc4 (40… a5 $142 41. Rxa5 Nc4) 41. Rxa7 Nxe5 42. Qxe5
Qxh5 43. f3 {Played: Qe5xg7

[Event “GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2019”]
[Site “Saint Louis”]
[Date “2019.08.10”]
[Round “2.4”]
[White “Rapport, Richard”]
[Black “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A06”]
[WhiteElo “2735”]
[BlackElo “2872”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “70”]
[EventDate “2019.08.10”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “USA”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Bg4 3. Bg2
e6 4. c4 c6 5. O-O Nf6 6. cxd5 Bxf3 7. Bxf3 cxd5 8. d4 {A11: English Opening:
1…c6} Nc6 9. e3 Be7 10. Nc3 {The position is equal.} O-O 11. Qe2 Rc8 12. Rd1
Qd7 13. Bd2 Rfd8 14. Be1 Ne8 {[#]} 15. Rac1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15. Bg2 Nd6 {
1-0 (41) Grandelius,N (2587)-Blomqvist,E (2492) Malmo 2014}) 15… f5 16. Bg2
Nf6 17. Na4 b6 18. Nc3 Na5 19. Nb1 Nc4 20. Rc2 g5 21. Rdc1 g4 22. Bf1 Ne4 23.
b3 Ncd6 24. Qa6 Rxc2 25. Rxc2 Kf7 26. a4 h5 27. a5 Rb8 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black
fights for an advantage.} 28. axb6 (28. Nd2 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 28…
Rxb6 $17 29. Qa2 Qb7 30. Ba5 (30. b4 $17) 30… Rxb3 $19 31. Rc7 $2 {[#]} (31.
Nd2 {was the only chance.} Nxd2 32. Bxd2) 31… Qb8 32. Nd2 (32. Nc3 $142 Nxc3
33. Rxc3) 32… Rb2 {Black is clearly winning.} 33. Qa4 Nxd2 34. Qd7 Nf3+ 35.
Kh1 {[#]} Qxc7 $1 {Accuracy: White = 27%, Black = 61%.} 0-1

[Event “GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2019”]
[Site “Saint Louis”]
[Date “2019.08.10”]
[Round “3.1”]
[White “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Black “Dominguez Perez, Leinier”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D35”]
[WhiteElo “2872”]
[BlackElo “2760”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “59”]
[EventDate “2019.08.10”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “USA”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5.
e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 c5 7. Rb1 Be7 {D35: Queen’s Gambit Declined: Exchange Variation
} 8. h4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 8. Nf3 O-O 9. Bc4 a6 10. a4 Qc7 11. Bd3 Nc6 12.
O-O cxd4 13. cxd4 Nb4 14. Ba3 Nxd3 15. Qxd3 Bxa3 16. Qxa3 {1/2-1/2 (33)
Akobian,V (2625)-Dominguez Perez,L (2739) Saint Louis 2019}) 8… O-O 9. h5 h6
{The position is equal.} 10. Qg4 f5 11. Qg3 Kh8 12. Nh3 {Black should prevent
Nf4.} cxd4 {[#] Strongly threatening …Bh4.} 13. Nf4 $40 {[%mdl 128] aiming
for Ng6+. White attacks.} Kh7 14. Bc4 {[%mdl 1024] White has compensation.} Bg5
15. O-O (15. Bxe6 Nc6 $11) ({White should try} 15. Ng6 $16 Rf7 16. f4 dxc3 17.
Qxc3) 15… Nc6 (15… fxe4 $11 {keeps the balance.} 16. cxd4 Nc6) 16. Ng6 ({
Much less strong is} 16. Nxe6 $6 Bxe6 17. Bxe6 fxe4 $11) 16… Re8 17. Rd1 Bxc1
$1 18. Rbxc1 Qg5 (18… e5 $1 $14) 19. exf5 ({Much weaker is} 19. cxd4 $6 Qxg3
20. fxg3 fxe4 $11) 19… exf5 (19… Qxg3 $16 20. fxg3 exf5) 20. cxd4 $18 {
[%cal Bc3d4,Bd4d5][%mdl 32]} Bd7 21. Qc7 ({White should play} 21. Bf7 $18 Qxg3
22. fxg3) 21… Rad8 {Black wants to play …Nxd4!} 22. d5 (22. Qxb7 $2 Nxd4
23. f4 Qg3 $19) 22… Nd4 {[#] Hoping for …Nf3+.} 23. Qg3 $1 {[%cal Rg3g5]
Qxg5 is the strong threat.} Re4 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (23… Rc8 $16) 24. Qxg5 hxg5
25. f3 Ne2+ 26. Kf2 Nxc1 27. fxe4 Rc8 (27… b5 $142 28. e5 bxc4 29. Rxc1 f4)
28. Rxc1 {White is clearly winning.} b5 29. e5 Be8 30. d6 {Accuracy: White =
60%, Black = 23%.} 1-0

[Event “GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2019”]
[Site “Saint Louis”]
[Date “2019.08.10”]
[Round “3.2”]
[White “Ding, Liren”]
[Black “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D37”]
[WhiteElo “2812”]
[BlackElo “2819”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “75”]
[EventDate “2019.08.10”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “USA”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 dxc4
5. e4 b5 $146 (5… Bb4 6. Bg5 c5 7. Bxc4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bxc3+ 9. bxc3 Qa5 10.
Bd2 O-O 11. Qe2 e5 12. Nb3 Qc7 13. O-O Bg4 14. f3 Rc8 15. Bd5 Nxd5 16. exd5 Bh5
17. c4 {1-0 (38) Carlsen,M (2845)-Aronian,L (2763) Karlsruhe/Baden Baden 2019})
6. e5 {D24: Queen’s Gambit Accepted: 3 Nf3 Nf6 4 Nc3} Nd5 7. Nxb5 Nb6 8. Be2 {
White is slightly better.} Nc6 9. O-O Be7 10. Qd2 Bb7 11. Rd1 Qd7 12. Nc3 Nb4
13. Qf4 f5 14. Qg3 O-O 15. h4 Kh8 16. Bg5 N4d5 17. Nd2 Nxc3 18. bxc3 ({White
should try} 18. Qxc3 $14 Bxg5 19. hxg5) 18… Bd5 $11 19. a4 {Threatens to win
with Bxe7.} a5 20. Rdb1 Bxg5 21. hxg5 f4 22. Qh3 Nxa4 {White should prevent …
f3!} 23. Nxc4 f3 $1 {[%cal Rf3e2]} 24. Bd3 {[%csl Gd3][%cal Rh3h7]} ({But not}
24. Bxf3 $2 Bxf3 25. gxf3 Nxc3 $19) 24… g6 {White must now prevent …Bxc4.}
25. Ne3 Nxc3 26. Rc1 Ne2+ $1 27. Bxe2 $1 fxe2 28. Ng4 Rfb8 29. Nf6 Qe7 30. Rc2
Rb3 $1 {[%cal Rb3h3] The position is equal.} 31. Nxd5 Qa3 $1 {[%cal Ra3a1]} 32.
Qxe6 Qxa1+ {[%mdl 64] [#] Double Attack} 33. Kh2 $1 {[%mdl 512] [#]
Threatening mate with Qf6+.} Rb6 $1 {[%cal Rb6e6][%mdl 512]} 34. Nxb6 {
Intending Qf6+ and mate.} e1=Q {Hoping for …Qh1+.} 35. Qf6+ Kg8 36. Qe6+ Kh8
37. Qf6+ Kg8 38. Qe6+ {Accuracy: White = 58%, Black = 65%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2019”]
[Site “Saint Louis”]
[Date “2019.08.11”]
[Round “4.1”]
[White “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Black “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B30”]
[WhiteElo “2819”]
[BlackElo “2872”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “73”]
[EventDate “2019.08.10”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “USA”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6 4.
Bxc6 bxc6 5. d3 Ne7 6. b3 {B30: Sicilian: 2…Nc6 3 Bb5, lines without …g6} (
6. Qe2 d6 7. e5 dxe5 8. Qxe5 Ng6 9. Qe4 Qd5 10. Nc3 Qxe4+ 11. Nxe4 f5 12. Ned2
Be7 13. Nc4 Ba6 14. Nfe5 Nxe5 15. Nxe5 {1/2-1/2 (43) Onischuk,V (2637)-Yu,Y
(2751) Riadh 2017}) 6… Ng6 7. h4 h5 8. e5 {The position is equal.} f6 9. Nbd2
$146 ({Predecessor:} 9. Bb2 d6 10. exd6 e5 11. Nfd2 Bxd6 12. Nc4 Be7 13. Nbd2
Bg4 {1-0 (44) Fischer,J (2034)-Milliet,S (2338) Saint Quentin 2016}) 9… d6
10. exd6 e5 11. Bb2 Bg4 12. Qe2 Qxd6 13. g3 ({White should play} 13. Qe4 $14
Ne7 14. O-O-O) 13… Be7 14. O-O-O Nf8 (14… Qd5 $1 $11) 15. Rde1 Ne6 16. Qe4
{[%cal Rf3e5] Hoping for Nxe5!} Qd5 {[#]} 17. Nxe5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Qxe4 (17…
fxe5 18. f3) 18. dxe4 {Ng6 is the strong threat.} fxe5 19. f3 Nd4 20. fxg4 hxg4
21. Nc4 O-O 22. Kb1 (22. Nxe5 $6 Bd6 $14) ({Better is} 22. c3 $1 $18) 22… Rf2
23. Nxe5 Nxc2 24. Nxg4 Rg2 25. Reg1 Re2 26. h5 {Threatens to win with h6.} c4 {
[#]} (26… Rxe4 $16 27. Nf2 (27. Kxc2 Rxg4 28. h6 Bf8 $14) 27… Re6) 27. h6
$1 $18 {[%cal Rh6g7]} ({Avoid the trap} 27. bxc4 $2 {[#]} Rb8 $1 $19 {[%mdl
512]}) 27… c3 $2 (27… Na3+ 28. Bxa3 Bxa3) 28. h7+ Kf7 29. Rf1+ Bf6 $2 (
29… Ke6) 30. Bc1 {White is clearly winning.} Nb4 31. e5 {[%mdl 64] Pin} Rxa2
32. Ne3 Rh8 33. exf6 g5 34. Rd1 a5 35. Rd4 c2+ 36. Nxc2 Rxc2 37. Bxg5 {Played:
Rd4xb4} 1-0

[Event “GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2019”]
[Site “Saint Louis”]
[Date “2019.08.11”]
[Round “5.1”]
[White “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Black “Aronian, Levon”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “D02”]
[WhiteElo “2872”]
[BlackElo “2756”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “70”]
[EventDate “2019.08.10”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “USA”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Bf4 e6 4. e3 Bd6 5. Bg3 O-O 6. Nbd2 b6 7. c3
{D02: 1 d4 d5 2 Nf3 sidelines, including 2…Nf6 3 g3 and 2…Nf6 3 Bf4} Bb7 (
7… c5 8. Bd3 Ba6 9. Bxa6 Nxa6 10. O-O Bxg3 11. hxg3 Qc7 12. Qe2 Nb8 13. e4
dxe4 14. Nxe4 Nbd7 {1-0 (55) Duda,J (2738)-Giri,A (2783) St Petersburg 2018})
8. Bd3 Nbd7 9. Qc2 {The position is equal.} Bxg3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9… g6
10. e4 dxe4 11. Nxe4 Nxe4 12. Bxe4 Qc8 {0-1 (90) Cruz,C (2541)-Volkov,S (2591)
Sitges 2016}) 10. hxg3 {[%cal Rd3h7]} h6 11. Rh4 c5 12. Ne5 Rc8 13. f4 a6 14.
a4 cxd4 15. exd4 Nxe5 ({Black should try} 15… b5 $11) 16. fxe5 $14 Nd7 17.
Nf3 f6 $1 18. exf6 Qxf6 (18… Nxf6 $11 19. Qd2 Ne4) 19. Rf4 Qe7 20. Bh7+ (20.
Qe2 $16) 20… Kh8 $11 21. Nh4 {[#]} (21. O-O-O $11) 21… Rxf4 $1 $17 22. Ng6+
Kxh7 23. Nxe7+ Re4+ 24. Qxe4+ dxe4 25. Nxc8 Bxc8 26. b4 Kg6 27. c4 Kf7 ({
Better is} 27… a5 $19 28. Ke2 axb4) 28. b5 $2 (28. Rb1 $17 {might work
better.}) 28… e5 $19 29. dxe5 {[#]} (29. Rd1 $142) 29… a5 $1 30. Rd1 {
intending Rd6.} Nxe5 31. Rd4 Be6 32. Rxe4 Nxc4 33. Ke2 Nd6 {Black is clearly
winning.} 34. Rf4+ Ke7 35. Kd3 Nb7 {Accuracy: White = 43%, Black = 53%.} 0-1

[Event “GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2019”]
[Site “Saint Louis”]
[Date “2019.08.11”]
[Round “6.4”]
[White “Yu, Yangyi”]
[Black “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B08”]
[WhiteElo “2736”]
[BlackElo “2872”]
[Annotator “ChessBase”]
[PlyCount “138”]
[EventDate “2019.08.10”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “USA”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]
[TimeMode “Bronstein”]
[TimeControl “1500+10”]

1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} d6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 2. d4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:
00:00]} 3. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} g6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 4. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Bg7
{[%emt 0:00:00]} 5. Be2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:00]} 6. O-O {[%emt 0:
00:00]} c6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 7. a4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nbd7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 8. a5
{[%emt 0:00:00]} Qc7 {[%emt 0:00:56]} 9. h3 {[%emt 0:00:27]} e5 {[%emt 0:01:46]
} 10. Be3 {[%emt 0:01:36]} Re8 {[%emt 0:00:44]} 11. Bc4 {[%emt 0:03:35]} exd4 {
[%emt 0:00:39]} 12. Bxd4 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Ne5 {[%emt 0:01:42]} 13. Nxe5 {
[%emt 0:01:10]} dxe5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 14. Be3 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Nh5 {[%emt 0:00:
42]} 15. Na4 {[%emt 0:02:22]} Nf4 {[%emt 0:00:17]} 16. Nc5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Qe7
{[%emt 0:01:09]} 17. Qf3 {[%emt 0:01:44]} Ne6 {[%emt 0:02:38]} 18. c3 {[%emt 0:
01:22]} Bf8 {[%emt 0:02:51]} 19. Rfd1 {[%emt 0:00:33]} Qc7 {[%emt 0:00:59]} 20.
Bxe6 {[%emt 0:01:11]} Bxe6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 21. b4 {[%emt 0:01:33]} Bc8 {
[%emt 0:00:30]} 22. Rd2 {[%emt 0:00:43]} Rd8 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 23. Rxd8 {
[%emt 0:00:35]} Qxd8 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 24. Rd1 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Qe7 {[%emt 0:00:
47]} 25. Na4 {[%emt 0:01:52]} Qc7 {[%emt 0:04:16]} 26. Bg5 {[%emt 0:02:12]} Be6
{[%emt 0:00:10]} 27. Nc5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Re8 {[%emt 0:00:32]} 28. Nxe6 {
[%emt 0:01:42]} Rxe6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 29. Rd8 {[%emt 0:00:10]} h6 {[%emt 0:01:
10]} 30. Bf6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 31. Ra8 {[%emt 0:00:57]} cxb4
{[%emt 0:00:18]} 32. cxb4 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Qd6 {[%emt 0:03:59]} 33. Bh4 {
[%emt 0:00:31]} Qxb4 {[%emt 0:00:37]} 34. Rxa7 {[%emt 0:01:00]} Ra6 {[%emt 0:
00:18]} 35. Rxa6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} bxa6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 36. Bd8 {[%emt 0:00:13]
} Bc5 {[%emt 0:00:45]} 37. g4 {[%emt 0:00:15]} Qd4 {[%emt 0:00:21]} 38. Bc7 {
[%emt 0:00:14]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 39. Kg2 {[%emt 0:00:10]} f6 {[%emt 0:00:
10]} 40. Qe2 {[%emt 0:00:15]} Kf7 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 41. Bd8 {[%emt 0:01:41]} g5
{[%emt 0:00:13]} 42. Qa2+ {[%emt 0:00:36]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 43. Qc2 {
[%emt 0:00:10]} Kg6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 44. Bc7 {[%emt 0:00:11]} h5 {[%emt 0:00:
10]} 45. Qe2 {[%emt 0:00:10]} hxg4 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 46. hxg4 {[%emt 0:00:10]}
Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 47. Qc2 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Kf8 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 48. Bd8 {
[%emt 0:00:13]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 49. Bc7 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Ba7 {[%emt 0:00:
10]} 50. Kf3 {[%emt 0:00:15]} Kg6 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 51. Kg3 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Qb4
{[%emt 0:00:13]} 52. Kg2 {[%emt 0:00:11]} Qc5 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 53. Qxc5 {
[%emt 0:00:10]} Bxc5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 54. Bb6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Be7 {[%emt 0:00:
10]} 55. Kf3 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Kf7 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 56. Ke2 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Ke6
{[%emt 0:00:10]} 57. Kd3 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Kd7 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 58. Kc4 {
[%emt 0:00:10]} Ke6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 59. f3 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Bd6 {[%emt 0:00:
10]} 60. Bd8 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Bf8 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 61. Bb6 {[%emt 0:00:11]} Bd6
{[%emt 0:00:10]} 62. Bd8 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Bf8 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 63. Bc7 {
[%emt 0:00:10]} Bd6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 64. Bb6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Be7 {[%emt 0:00:
10]} 65. Bc7 {[%emt 0:00:16]} Kd7 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 66. Bb6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Kc6
{[%emt 0:00:10]} 67. Be3 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Bd8 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 68. Bd2 {
[%emt 0:00:10]} Be7 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 69. Bc3 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Bc5 {[%emt 0:00:
10] Kd4 Kd5+} 1/2-1/2


Rapid Statistics and Details:  CARLSEN

# Name Rating Change Tournament Date
1 Ding Liren 2786 0 b −13.0 GCT Saint Louis, Rapid (1) 10.08.2019
2 Rapport 2719 1 b +5.4 GCT Saint Louis, Rapid (2) 10.08.2019
3 Dominguez Perez 2769 1 w +6.6 GCT Saint Louis, Rapid (3) 10.08.2019
4 Caruana 2807 0 b −12.4 GCT Saint Louis, Rapid (4) 11.08.2019
5 Aronian 2704 0 w −15.0 GCT Saint Louis, Rapid (5) 11.08.2019
6 Yu Yangyi 2775 ½ b −3.2 GCT Saint Louis, Rapid (6) 11.08.2019

[Event “GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2019”]
[Site “Saint Louis”]
[Date “2019.08.10”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Yu, Yangyi”]
[Black “Rapport, Richard”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “D07”]
[WhiteElo “2736”]
[BlackElo “2735”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “122”]
[EventDate “2019.08.10”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “USA”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]
1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4.
Nf3 dxc4 5. e4 Bg4 6. Be3 e6 7. Bxc4 Bb4 8. Qd3 Bh5 {D07: Queen’s Gambit:
Chigorin Defence} 9. Bb5 (9. a3 Bxc3+ 10. bxc3 Bg6 11. Nd2 Nxe4 12. Nxe4 Qh4
13. O-O Qxe4 14. Qe2 O-O 15. Rac1 Ne7 16. Qb2 {0-1 (48) Stojanovic,M (2493)
-Miladinovic,I (2535) Ruma 2017}) 9… Bg6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9… O-O 10.
Bxc6 bxc6 11. Ne5 c5 12. f3 cxd4 13. Qxd4 c5 14. Qc4 Nd7 15. Nxd7 Qxd7 16. Bxc5
Bxc3+ 17. Qxc3 {1/2-1/2 (52) Koch,W (2305)-Bronznik,V (2401) Germany 2000}) 10.
Nd2 O-O {White is slightly better.} 11. O-O Ng4 12. Bxc6 Qd6 {[%csl Gg4][%cal
Rd6h2]} 13. f4 Qxc6 14. a3 Ba5 ({Better is} 14… Bd6 $11) 15. Kh1 (15. f5 $1
$14 exf5 16. exf5 Nxe3 17. Qxe3) 15… Nxe3 16. Qxe3 {White wants to play f5.}
f6 17. b4 Bb6 18. Nb3 e5 19. fxe5 fxe5 20. Nc5 exd4 21. Qxd4 Qd6 22. Qd5+ Qxd5
23. exd5 Rxf1+ 24. Rxf1 a5 25. N3a4 axb4 26. axb4 Bxc5 27. Nxc5 $11 {[%mdl
4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} Bf7 28. Ne6 (28. d6 $1 $11 {keeps the balance.} cxd6 29.
Nxb7) 28… Bxe6 $1 $17 29. dxe6 {KR-KR} Re8 30. Re1 Kf8 31. Rf1+ Kg8 (31…
Ke7 $1 $17 32. Rf7+ Kxe6 33. Rxc7 Kd6) 32. Re1 $11 Kf8 (32… g5 $11) 33. Rf1+
$1 $17 Ke7 $1 34. Rf7+ Kxe6 35. Rxc7 Kd6 {[%cal Re8e1]} 36. Rc1 Re4 37. Rb1 (
37. Rd1+ $17 Kc6 38. Rc1+ Kb6 39. Kg1) 37… b5 $1 $19 38. Kg1 (38. g3 $17)
38… Kd5 39. Kf2 g5 40. Kf3 h5 41. h3 (41. Rb2 {keeps fighting.}) 41… Rc4
42. Rd1+ (42. g3 $142 Rc3+ 43. Kg2) 42… Rd4 $1 {[%cal Rd4d1]} 43. Rb1 Rd3+
44. Kf2 Rd4 $2 (44… Kc4 $19 {…h4 is the strong threat.} 45. g3 Rc3) 45. Ke3
$2 {[%mdl 8192]} (45. Kf3 $1 $11) 45… Re4+ $2 (45… h4 $1 $19 46. Rb2 Rc4)
46. Kd3 $2 (46. Kf3 $1 $11 {and White stays safe.}) 46… Ke5 (46… h4 $19 47.
Rb2 g4 48. hxg4 Rxg4) 47. Rb2 $2 (47. Rc1 $15 Rxb4 48. Rc5+ Kf4 49. g3+ {
[%mdl 64] Decoy} Kxg3 50. Rxg5+ Kh4 51. Re5) 47… Rd4+ 48. Ke3 Rc4 $1 49. Kd3
{[#]} h4 $1 50. Re2+ Kf5 51. Rf2+ {[#]} (51. Rb2 $17) 51… Rf4 $1 {[%cal
Rf4f2]} 52. Rb2 g4 53. Ke3 {intending Rf2.} Re4+ ({Black should try} 53… Ke5
$19 54. Rb1 Re4+ 55. Kd3 gxh3 56. gxh3 Rc4) 54. Kd3 $17 Rc4 55. Ke3 (55. Rf2+
$17 {was the only defense.} Kg5 56. Rf8) 55… Ke5 56. Rb3 $2 (56. Kd2) 56…
Rc2 $19 57. Ra3 (57. Rb1 $142 Rxg2 58. hxg4) 57… Rxg2 {( -> …Rg3+)} 58. Ra5
Rg3+ {Black mates.} 59. Kf2 Rxh3 60. Rxb5+ Kf4 61. Kg2 Rb3 {Accuracy: White =
30%, Black = 62%.} 0-1

[Event “GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2019”]
[Site “Saint Louis”]
[Date “2019.08.10”]
[Round “2.4”]
[White “Rapport, Richard”]
[Black “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A06”]
[WhiteElo “2735”]
[BlackElo “2872”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “70”]
[EventDate “2019.08.10”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “USA”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Bg4 3. Bg2
e6 4. c4 c6 5. O-O Nf6 6. cxd5 Bxf3 7. Bxf3 cxd5 8. d4 {A11: English Opening:
1…c6} Nc6 9. e3 Be7 10. Nc3 {The position is equal.} O-O 11. Qe2 Rc8 12. Rd1
Qd7 13. Bd2 Rfd8 14. Be1 Ne8 {[#]} 15. Rac1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15. Bg2 Nd6 {
1-0 (41) Grandelius,N (2587)-Blomqvist,E (2492) Malmo 2014}) 15… f5 16. Bg2
Nf6 17. Na4 b6 18. Nc3 Na5 19. Nb1 Nc4 20. Rc2 g5 21. Rdc1 g4 22. Bf1 Ne4 23.
b3 Ncd6 24. Qa6 Rxc2 25. Rxc2 Kf7 26. a4 h5 27. a5 Rb8 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black
fights for an advantage.} 28. axb6 (28. Nd2 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 28…
Rxb6 $17 29. Qa2 Qb7 30. Ba5 (30. b4 $17) 30… Rxb3 $19 31. Rc7 $2 {[#]} (31.
Nd2 {was the only chance.} Nxd2 32. Bxd2) 31… Qb8 32. Nd2 (32. Nc3 $142 Nxc3
33. Rxc3) 32… Rb2 {Black is clearly winning.} 33. Qa4 Nxd2 34. Qd7 Nf3+ 35.
Kh1 {[#]} Qxc7 $1 {Accuracy: White = 27%, Black = 61%.} 0-1

[Event “GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2019”]
[Site “Saint Louis”]
[Date “2019.08.10”]
[Round “3.5”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Black “Rapport, Richard”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C02”]
[WhiteElo “2775”]
[BlackElo “2735”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “99”]
[EventDate “2019.08.10”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “USA”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5
4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Qb6 6. a3 c4 7. Nbd2 Na5 8. g3 Bd7 9. h4 O-O-O ({Predecessor:
} 9… h6 10. Bh3 Ne7 11. O-O O-O-O 12. h5 Kb8 13. Re1 Nc8 14. Rb1 Qc7 {
1/2-1/2 (64) Afyoncu,O (2112)-Cebelli,O (2130) Konya 2011}) 10. Bh3 {C02:
French: Advance Variation} Kb8 $146 (10… f5 11. exf6 gxf6 12. O-O Nh6 13. Re1
Nf5 14. Rb1 Bd6 15. Nf1 Rdg8 16. Ne3 Nxg3 17. fxg3 Rxg3+ {1/2-1/2 (38) Svidler,
P (2727)-Fedoseev,V (2659) Berlin 2015}) 11. O-O h6 12. Re1 {Black is slightly
better.} Ne7 13. Rb1 Nc8 14. Nf1 Qc7 15. h5 Nb6 16. Be3 Ba4 17. Qe2 Be7 18.
N3h2 Qd7 19. f4 g6 20. Bf2 Rdg8 21. Ne3 Nc6 22. Kh1 Bd8 23. hxg6 fxg6 24. Qg4
Qh7 25. b3 ({Better is} 25. Qxe6 $15 Nxd4 26. cxd4) 25… cxb3 $17 26. Qxe6
Nxd4 (26… Ne7 $1 $15 27. Qd6+ Bc7) 27. cxd4 $11 Bd7 28. Qxd7 $2 ({White must
play} 28. Qd6+ $11 Bc7 29. Qc5 Bxh3 30. Nxd5 (30. Rxb3 Rc8 $11)) 28… Nxd7 $17
29. Rxb3 Nb6 30. a4 Nxa4 31. Nxd5 g5 32. f5 {[#]} g4 $1 33. Bg2 (33. Nxg4 Qxf5)
33… Nb6 34. Ne3 (34. Be3 $15) 34… h5 35. f6 h4 36. Kg1 Bc7 37. Rc1 ({
White should play} 37. Nhxg4 hxg3 38. Bxg3) 37… Qd7 (37… h3 $142 38. Bh1
Qd7) 38. Rd1 (38. Rbc3 $142 Na8 39. Bd5) 38… hxg3 (38… Rg6 $17 {Hoping for
…Rxf6!} 39. Be1 Qe6) 39. Bxg3 $11 Rh3 40. Nhf1 $1 Rh5 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (40…
Ka8 $1 $11) 41. Rc3 $18 {Threatens to win with Rxc7!} Rc8 42. Rdc1 $1 Qxd4 $2 {
[#]} (42… Qe6 43. d5 Qxe5 44. Bxe5 Bxe5) 43. Rxc7 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Rxc7 44. e6
Rhc5 {[#]} 45. Rxc5 (45. e7 $142 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Rxc1 46. e8=Q+ Nc8 47. f7)
45… Qxc5 46. e7 Qh5 {[#]} 47. Nf5 $2 ({White should try} 47. Nd5 $1 $18 {
[%mdl 512]} Na8 (47… Nxd5 48. Bxd5) 48. Nxc7 Nxc7 49. Bd5 $1 {[%mdl 576] Pin}
) 47… Nc8 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (47… Nd7 $11 48. Bxc7+ Kxc7) 48. N1e3 Qg6 49.
Nd5 {[%mdl 64] Pin} Qxf5 50. Bxc7+ {Accuracy: White = 64%, Black = 39%.} (50.
e8=Q $142 a5 51. Bxc7+ Ka7 52. Qb5 Qe6 53. Qc5+ b6 {[#]} 54. Bxb6+ $1 {[%mdl
512]} Qxb6 55. Nxb6 Nxb6 56. Qc7+ Ka6 57. Bf1+ Nc4 58. Bxc4#) 1-0

[Event “GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2019”]
[Site “Saint Louis”]
[Date “2019.08.11”]
[Round “4.3”]
[White “Rapport, Richard”]
[Black “Dominguez Perez, Leinier”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A06”]
[WhiteElo “2735”]
[BlackElo “2760”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “48”]
[EventDate “2019.08.10”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “USA”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Be7 5. c4 O-O 6. d4
dxc4 7. Ne5 Nc6 8. Bxc6 bxc6 9. Nxc6 Qe8 10. Nxe7+ Qxe7 11. b3 {E05: Open
Catalan: 5 Nf3 Be7} (11. Qa4 e5 12. dxe5 Qxe5 13. Re1 Be6 14. Nc3 Ne4 15. Qc2
Nxc3 16. Qxc3 Qxc3 17. bxc3 Rab8 18. f3 Rfd8 19. Bf4 Rb2 {1/2-1/2 (32)
Nakamura,H (2746)-So,W (2762) Saint Louis 2019}) 11… cxb3 12. Qxb3 {
Threatens to win with Ba3.} Rd8 13. Ba3 {The position is equal.} Qe8 14. Rd1 {
[#]} e5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14… Ba6 15. Nc3 c6 16. Qa4 Bb5 17. Qc2 {1/2-1/2
(17) Bacallao Alonso,Y (2582)-Mareco,S (2656) Buenos Aires 2018}) 15. d5 Qd7
16. Nc3 e4 17. d6 {aiming for dxc7.} c6 18. Qa4 Re8 19. Qa5 h6 20. f3 Qh3 21.
Nxe4 Nxe4 22. fxe4 Rxe4 23. Qd8+ Kh7 24. d7 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (24. Rd2 $11
Re3 25. d7 Rxa3 26. Qe7 (26. dxc8=B Qxc8 27. Qe7 Qf8 $15) 26… Rxg3+ 27. hxg3
Qxg3+ 28. Kh1 (28. Kf1 Qf4+ 29. Kg1 Qg3+ 30. Kh1 Qh3+ 31. Kg1 Qg3+ $11) 28…
Qh3+ 29. Kg1 Qg3+ 30. Kf1 Qh3+ 31. Kg1 Qg3+) 24… Ba6 $3 {[%mdl 512] Accuracy:
White = 56%, Black = 87%.} 0-1

[Event “GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2019”]
[Site “Saint Louis”]
[Date “2019.08.11”]
[Round “5.5”]
[White “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Black “Rapport, Richard”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C55”]
[WhiteElo “2748”]
[BlackElo “2735”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “81”]
[EventDate “2019.08.10”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “USA”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 h6 5. O-O d6 6. c3 g6 7.
a4 {C55: Two Knights: 4 d3, 4 d4 exd4 5 e5 and Max Lange Attack} (7. d4 Qe7 8.
Re1 Bg7 9. Nbd2 O-O 10. h3 Nh7 11. Nf1 Ng5 12. Nxg5 hxg5 13. d5 Nb8 14. Bd3 Nd7
15. Ne3 a5 16. b4 f5 17. exf5 e4 18. fxg6 Bxc3 {1-0 (65) Jones,G (2682)-Howell,
D (2696) London 2018}) 7… Bg7 8. Re1 O-O 9. Nbd2 {White is slightly better.}
Re8 10. Nf1 Be6 11. Ng3 $146 (11. Bxe6 $142 Rxe6 12. b4) ({Predecessor:} 11.
Bxe6 Rxe6 12. Ng3 d5 13. Qc2 Qe7 {1/2-1/2 (66) Babula,V (1800)-Mekhane,A (1999)
Bad Blankenburg 2018}) 11… d5 $11 12. Bb5 Nd7 13. Bd2 a6 14. Bxc6 bxc6 15. d4
Bg4 16. h3 (16. exd5 $15 cxd5 17. h3 Bxf3 18. Qxf3) 16… Bxf3 $1 $17 17. Qxf3
Rb8 (17… exd4 $17 18. cxd4 Bxd4 19. exd5 Ne5) 18. exd5 $11 cxd5 19. Qxd5 Rxb2
20. Be3 exd4 21. Bxd4 Nf8 22. Qxd8 (22. Qc4 {feels hotter.} Bxd4 23. cxd4 Qf6
24. Rf1 Qd6 25. Rab1) 22… Rxd8 23. Bxg7 Kxg7 24. Rad1 Rxd1 25. Rxd1 $15 {
[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} Ne6 26. Rd5 $1 Rb1+ 27. Kh2 Rb6 28. Ne2 Rb2 29.
Nd4 $1 Nf4 ({Better is} 29… Nxd4 $1 $15 30. cxd4 Rxf2) 30. Ra5 $11 Rxf2 31.
Kg3 Rf1 32. Rxa6 c5 33. Nb3 Ne2+ 34. Kh2 $1 h5 35. Nxc5 h4 {[#] ( -> …Ng3)}
36. Ne4 $1 Ra1 {The position is equal.} 37. Ra7 Kf8 38. Ra8+ Ke7 {Threatens to
win with …f5.} 39. Ra7+ Kf8 {And now …f5 would win.} 40. Ra8+ Ke7 {…f5
is the strong threat.} 41. Ra7+ {Accuracy: White = 58%, Black = 82%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “GCT Saint Louis Rapid 2019”]
[Site “Saint Louis”]
[Date “2019.08.11”]
[Round “6.3”]
[White “Rapport, Richard”]
[Black “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A06”]
[WhiteElo “2735”]
[BlackElo “2819”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “130”]
[EventDate “2019.08.10”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “USA”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 c6 5. O-O Nf6 6. b3 O-O 7.
Bb2 Bf5 8. c4 Nbd7 9. cxd5 {D78: Fianchetto Grünfeld: 6 0-0 c6} (9. e3 Ne4 10.
Nfd2 Ndf6 11. Nxe4 Bxe4 12. Bh3 Qb6 13. f3 Bxb1 14. Rxb1 e6 15. Qd3 Rfe8 16. c5
Qc7 {0-1 (35) Ding,L (2774)-Carlsen,M (2837) Saint Louis 2017}) 9… cxd5 10.
Nc3 Rc8 11. e3 $146 {The position is equal.} ({Predecessor:} 11. Rc1 Qa5 12.
Qd2 Qa6 13. Nh4 Be6 14. f4 Nb6 15. f5 Bd7 16. h3 Ne4 17. Nxe4 dxe4 18. Rxc8
Nxc8 19. Bxe4 Qxa2 {0-1 (47) Matlakov,M (2691)-Artemiev,V (2663) Sochi 2016})
11… Qa5 12. Nh4 Be4 (12… Rxc3 $6 13. Qd2 $16) 13. f3 $1 {[%cal Rf3e4]} Bf5
14. Nxf5 gxf5 15. Qd3 e6 16. Rfc1 a6 17. Na4 h5 18. Bc3 Qc7 19. Qd2 {And now
Bb4 would win.} Qb8 20. Nb2 Rc6 21. Nd3 Rfc8 22. a4 Bh6 23. Bb2 Kh7 24. Kf2 h4
25. Nf4 Rg8 ({Black should play} 25… Bf8 $11) 26. Qd3 Qf8 27. Bh3 Kh8 28.
Rxc6 ({But not} 28. gxh4 $2 Bxf4 29. Rxc6 bxc6 $19) 28… bxc6 29. Qxa6 Qg7 {
[%cal Rh4g3]} 30. Ne2 $1 ({Wrong is} 30. gxh4 $2 Bxf4 31. exf4 Nh5 $19) 30…
hxg3+ (30… Ng4+ $14 31. fxg4 Nc5 32. dxc5 {[%mdl 64] Discovered Attack} Qxb2)
31. hxg3 $16 Bxe3+ 32. Kxe3 Qh6+ {[%mdl 64] Double Attack} 33. Kd3 (33. Kf2 $1
$16 Qxh3 34. Rg1) 33… Qxh3 $11 34. Kc3 {[#]} f4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 35. gxf4 (35.
Nxf4 Qxg3) 35… Rg2 ({Don’t take} 35… Qxf3+ 36. Qd3 $17) 36. Qd3 $1 Rf2 $1 {
[%cal Rf2f3]} 37. Ng1 (37. Kb4 $11) 37… Qg2 $1 $17 {[%mdl 1024] Black has
strong compensation.} 38. Ba3 Nh5 $1 {[%cal Rh5f4]} 39. Bd6 Ng3 $1 {[%cal
Rg3f5] White must now prevent …Nf5.} 40. Kb4 {[#]} ({White should try} 40.
Re1) 40… Nf5 $1 $36 {[%cal Rf5d6][%mdl 2048] Black is on the roll.} 41. Bc5 (
41. Bc7 $17 {might work better.}) 41… Rd2 $2 (41… Qh2 $19 42. Re1 Nxc5 43.
dxc5 Rd2 44. Qc3+ d4) 42. Qf1 {next Qxg2 is good for White.} Nxd4 43. Bxd4+
Rxd4+ {[%mdl 64] Double Attack} 44. Ka3 Qd2 45. Qh3+ $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (45. Qe1
$11) 45… Kg7 $19 46. Qg3+ Kf8 {( -> …Qb4+)} 47. Qe1 Qxf4 48. Ne2 Qd6+ 49.
Ka2 Rd3 50. Rc1 c5 51. Rc3 Ne5 52. f4 {[#]} Nf3 ({Better is} 52… Nc6 $1 $19 {
aiming for …c4!} 53. Rxd3 Nb4+ {[%mdl 64] Double Attack} 54. Kb1 Nxd3) 53.
Qc1 $11 Rd2+ 54. Rc2 Rxc2+ 55. Qxc2 d4 (55… Nd4 $15 56. Nxd4 cxd4) 56. Qe4
Nh4 57. Nc1 Qa6 58. Qe5 Nf5 59. Qxc5+ Kg8 60. Qc4 Qb7 61. a5 Qg2+ 62. Ka3 Qd2
63. Ka4 {Hoping for a6.} Nd6 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (63… Ne3 $11 {and Black is
okay.} 64. Qc8+ Kg7) 64. Qc5 $2 ({White has to play} 64. Qc6 $18) 64… Ne4 65.
Qa3 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (65. Qe5 $11 Nc3+ 66. Kb4) 65… Nc3+ {Accuracy: White =
57%, Black = 42%.} 0-1


Rapid Statistics and Details: Rapport

# Name Rating Change Tournament Date
1 Yu Yangyi 2775 1 b +11.6 GCT Saint Louis, Rapid (1) 10.08.2019
2 Carlsen 2895 0 w −5.4 GCT Saint Louis, Rapid (2) 10.08.2019
3 Vachier-Lagrave 2843 0 b −6.6 GCT Saint Louis, Rapid (3) 10.08.2019
4 Dominguez Perez 2769 0 w −8.6 GCT Saint Louis, Rapid (4) 11.08.2019
5 Karjakin 2759 ½ b +1.2 GCT Saint Louis, Rapid (5) 11.08.2019
6 Caruana 2807 0 w −7.6 GCT Saint Louis, Rapid (6) 11.08.2019

Rapid

Round 1
No. White Result Black
1 Ding Liren 1 – 0 Magnus Carlsen
2 Yu Yangyi 0 – 1 Richard Rapport
3 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 0 – 1 Levon Aronian
4 Sergey Karjakin ½ – ½ Fabiano Caruana
5 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 1– 0 Leinier Dominguez
Round 2
No. White Result Black
1 Fabiano Caruana ½ – ½ Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
2 Yu Yangyi ½ – ½ Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
3 Leinier Dominguez ½ – ½ Ding Liren
4 Richard Rapport 0 – 1 Magnus Carlsen
5 Levon Aronian 1 – 0 Sergey Karjakin
Round 3
No. White Result Black
1 Magnus Carlsen 1 – 0 Leinier Dominguez
2 Ding Liren ½ – ½ Fabiano Caruana
3 Sergey Karjakin ½ – ½ Yu Yangyi
4 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 0 – 1 Levon Aronian
5 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 1 – 0 Richard Rapport
Round 4
No. White Result Black
1 Fabiano Caruana 1 – 0 Magnus Carlsen
2 Levon Aronian ½ – ½ Ding Liren
3 Richard Rapport 0 – 1 Leinier Dominguez
4 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 1 – 0 Sergey Karjakin
5 Yu Yangyi 1 – 0 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
Round 5
No. White Result Black
1 Magnus Carlsen 0 – 1 Levon Aronian
2 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 0 – 1 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
3 Ding Liren 1 – 0 Yu Yangyi
4 Leinier Dominguez ½ – ½ Fabiano Caruana
5 Sergey Karjakin ½ – ½ Richard Rapport
Round 6
No. White Result Black
1 Levon Aronian ½ – ½ Leinier Dominguez
2 Sergey Karjakin 1 – 0 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
3 Richard Rapport 0 – 1 Fabiano Caruana
4 Yu Yangyi ½ – ½ Magnus Carlsen
5 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 1 – 0 Ding Liren
Round 7
No. White Result Black
1 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Richard Rapport
2 Ding Liren Sergey Karjakin
3 Magnus Carlsen Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
4 Leinier Dominguez Yu Yangyi
5 Fabiano Caruana Levon Aronian
Round 8
No. White Result Black
1 Richard Rapport Levon Aronian
2 Yu Yangyi Fabiano Caruana
3 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Leinier Dominguez
4 Sergey Karjakin Magnus Carlsen
5 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Ding Liren
Round 9
No. White Result Black
1 Ding Liren Richard Rapport
2 Magnus Carlsen Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
3 Leinier Dominguez Sergey Karjakin
4 Fabiano Caruana Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
5 Levon Aronian Yu Yangyi

Blitz

Round 1
No. White Result Black
1 Fabiano Caruana Richard Rapport
2 Yu Yangyi Ding Liren
3 Leinier Dominguez Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
4 Levon Aronian Sergey Karjakin
5 Magnus Carlsen Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Round 2
No. White Result Black
1 Richard Rapport Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
2 Sergey Karjakin Magnus Carlsen
3 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Levon Aronian
4 Ding Liren Leinier Dominguez
5 Fabiano Caruana Yu Yangyi
Round 3
No. White Result Black
1 Yu Yangyi Richard Rapport
2 Leinier Dominguez Fabiano Caruana
3 Levon Aronian Ding Liren
4 Magnus Carlsen Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
5 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Sergey Karjakin
Round 4
No. White Result Black
1 Richard Rapport Sergey Karjakin
2 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
3 Ding Liren Magnus Carlsen
4 Fabiano Caruana Levon Aronian
5 Yu Yangyi Leinier Dominguez
Round 5
No. White Result Black
1 Leinier Dominguez Richard Rapport
2 Levon Aronian Yu Yangyi
3 Magnus Carlsen Fabiano Caruana
4 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Ding Liren
5 Sergey Karjakin Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
Round 6
No. White Result Black
1 Richard Rapport Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
2 Ding Liren Sergey Karjakin
3 Fabiano Caruana Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
4 Yu Yangyi Magnus Carlsen
5 Leinier Dominguez Levon Aronian
Round 7
No. White Result Black
1 Levon Aronian Richard Rapport
2 Magnus Carlsen Leinier Dominguez
3 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Yu Yangyi
4 Sergey Karjakin Fabiano Caruana
5 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Ding Liren
Round 8
No. White Result Black
1 Richard Rapport Ding Liren
2 Fabiano Caruana Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
3 Yu Yangyi Sergey Karjakin
4 Leinier Dominguez Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
5 Levon Aronian Magnus Carlsen
Round 9
No. White Result Black
1 Magnus Carlsen Richard Rapport
2 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Levon Aronian
3 Sergey Karjakin Leinier Dominguez
4 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Yu Yangyi
5 Ding Liren Fabiano Caruana
Round 10
No. White Result Black
1 Richard Rapport Fabiano Caruana
2 Ding Liren Yu Yangyi
3 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Leinier Dominguez
4 Sergey Karjakin Levon Aronian
5 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Magnus Carlsen
Round 11
No. White Result Black
1 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Richard Rapport
2 Magnus Carlsen Sergey Karjakin
3 Levon Aronian Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
4 Leinier Dominguez Ding Liren
5 Yu Yangyi Fabiano Caruana
Round 12
No. White Result Black
1 Richard Rapport Yu Yangyi
2 Fabiano Caruana Leinier Dominguez
3 Ding Liren Levon Aronian
4 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Magnus Carlsen
5 Sergey Karjakin Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Round 13
No. White Result Black
1 Sergey Karjakin Richard Rapport
2 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
3 Magnus Carlsen Ding Liren
4 Levon Aronian Fabiano Caruana
5 Leinier Dominguez Yu Yangyi
Round 14
No. White Result Black
1 Richard Rapport Leinier Dominguez
2 Yu Yangyi Levon Aronian
3 Fabiano Caruana Magnus Carlsen
4 Ding Liren Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
5 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Sergey Karjakin
Round 15
No. White Result Black
1 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Richard Rapport
2 Sergey Karjakin Ding Liren
3 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Fabiano Caruana
4 Magnus Carlsen Yu Yangyi
5 Levon Aronian Leinier Dominguez
Round 16
No. White Result Black
1 Richard Rapport Levon Aronian
2 Leinier Dominguez Magnus Carlsen
3 Yu Yangyi Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
4 Fabiano Caruana Sergey Karjakin
5 Ding Liren Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
Round 17
No. White Result Black
1 Ding Liren Richard Rapport
2 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Fabiano Caruana
3 Sergey Karjakin Yu Yangyi
4 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Leinier Dominguez
5 Magnus Carlsen Levon Aronian
Round 18
No. White Result Black
1 Richard Rapport Magnus Carlsen
2 Levon Aronian Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
3 Leinier Dominguez Sergey Karjakin
4 Yu Yangyi Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
5 Fabiano Caruana Ding Liren