Sinquefield 1: Anand grabs lead as Nepo blunders

Saint Louisban megkezdődött a Grand Chess Tour 2019 ötödik versenye, a 7. Sinquefield Cup. Az első játéknapon egy játszma fejeződött be döntéssel, az orosz Jan Nepomnjacsij bástyát nézett el. A norvég világbajnok a holland Anish Girivel remizett. Az amerikai derbin Hikaru Nakamura és Fabiano Caruana is megosztozott a ponton. Az orosz Szergej Karjakin és az azerbajdzsáni Sahriyar Mamedgyarov, az örmény Levon Aronjan és a francia Maxime Vachier-Lgrave, valamint a kínai Ding Liren és az amerikai Wesley So sem bírt egymással.

A shell-shocked Nepomniachtchi resigns since his a7-rook is doomed | photo: Lennart Ootes, Grand Chess Tour

7th Sinquefield Cup 2019 INFO LIVE (Games and Results)

 

The moment Nepomniachtchi blundered with 77.Kc4??

[Event “7th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2019”]
[Site “Saint Louis”]
[Date “2019.08.17”]
[Round “1.5”]
[White “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”]
[Black “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A21”]
[WhiteElo “2774”]
[BlackElo “2756”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “154”]
[EventDate “2019.08.17”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “USA”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Bb4 3. Nd5 Be7 4.
Nf3 d6 5. d4 Nf6 (5… e4 6. Nd2 f5 7. Nb1 c6 8. Nxe7 Nxe7 9. Nc3 O-O 10. e3
Be6 11. Be2 Nd7 12. b3 d5 13. a4 a5 {1-0 (41) Inarkiev,E (2727)-Bologan,V
(2640) Poikovsky 2017}) 6. Nc3 $146 {A21: English Opening: 1…e5 2 Nc3} ({
Predecessor:} 6. Nxe7 Qxe7 7. e3 e4 8. Nd2 O-O 9. Be2 c5 10. d5 Bf5 11. g4 Bg6
12. h4 h6 13. b3 {1-0 (45) Aleksandrov,A (2582)-Ameir,M (2309) Chennai 2019})
6… exd4 7. Nxd4 d5 8. Bf4 {The position is equal.} O-O 9. e3 a6 10. Nf3 {
[%cal Rc4d5]} c6 11. cxd5 Nxd5 12. Nxd5 Qxd5 13. Qxd5 cxd5 14. O-O-O Nc6 15.
Bg5 f6 16. Bf4 Be6 17. Kb1 Rac8 18. a3 Rfd8 (18… g5 $5 19. Bg3 $8 f5 $11) 19.
Bd3 Bc5 (19… g5 $5 20. Bg3 $8 Bc5 $11) 20. Rhe1 Kf7 21. Bg3 ({Much worse is}
21. Bxh7 g6 $19) 21… Bb6 22. Bc2 ({Much weaker is} 22. Bxh7 g6 $17) 22… h5
23. h3 Ne7 24. Bb3 g5 25. h4 g4 $1 {[%cal Rg4f3]} 26. Nd4 Bxd4 $1 27. Rxd4 Nc6
28. Rf4 d4 29. Bxe6+ Kxe6 30. exd4+ Kf7 31. f3 gxf3 32. Rxf3 Nxd4 33. Rf4 Ne6
34. Rf3 Nd4 35. Rf4 Nb3 36. Bf2 Rc4 {[%mdl 64] Decoy} 37. Rxc4 Nd2+ {[%mdl 64]
Double Attack} 38. Kc2 Nxc4 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 39. Re2 Ne5 40.
Be1 Ke6 41. a4 Rd6 42. g3 Kf5 43. Rf2+ Kg4 44. Rf4+ Kh3 {Strongly threatening .
..Nd3.} 45. Rf1 (45. Rf5 $1 $11 {was the only way to keep the balance.}) 45…
Rc6+ $17 46. Kb1 {[#]} Re6 $1 47. Rf5 Ng6 48. Bf2 Kg4 49. Rd5 Ne5 50. Rd4+ (50.
b4 $17) 50… Kh3 $19 51. Rd5 Re7 52. Kc2 Ng4 (52… Rd7 $19 53. Rxd7 Nxd7) 53.
Bb6 $17 Rh7 54. Rd3 Ne5 55. Rb3 Rd7 56. Be3 Nf3 57. Rb6 Kxg3 58. Rxf6 Nxh4 59.
b4 Ng2 60. Ba7 h4 61. Kc3 h3 {…Rd8 is the strong threat.} 62. Bb8+ Kg4 63.
Rg6+ {[#]} Kh5 $1 {[%cal Rh5g6]} 64. Rg8 Ne3 65. Rg3 Nd5+ 66. Kb3 Kh4 {
Threatens to win with …Rd8.} 67. Rg8 Nf6 68. Rg6 Ng4 69. Rg8 {intending Rh8+.
} Rh7 70. Kc4 h2 ({Black should try} 70… Kh5 $19 {White must now prevent …
h2.} 71. b5 axb5+ 72. Kxb5 Nf6) 71. Bxh2 $1 $15 Nxh2 {KRN-KR} 72. b5 Ng4 {
Hoping for …Nf6.} 73. Ra8 axb5+ 74. Kxb5 Nf6 75. a5 Nd5 76. Ra7 Kg5 {And now
…Kf5 would win.} 77. Kc4 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (77. Kc5 $15) 77… b5+ $1 {
[%mdl 64] Discovered Attack. Accuracy: White = 57%, Black = 74%.} 0-1

[Event “7th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2019”]
[Site “Saint Louis”]
[Date “2019.08.17”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Black “Giri, Anish”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A28”]
[WhiteElo “2882”]
[BlackElo “2779”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “71”]
[EventDate “2019.08.17”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “USA”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. e4 Bb4 5. d3 d6 6. Be2 {A28: English
Opening: Four Knights Variation} (6. a3 Bc5 7. b4 Bb6 8. Na4 Bg4 9. Be2 Nd7 10.
Nxb6 axb6 11. Bb2 O-O 12. h3 Bxf3 13. Bxf3 Nd4 {1-0 (49) Nakamura,H (2746)
-Sevian,S (2642) Saint Louis 2019}) 6… Bg4 7. a3 Bc5 8. b4 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 8. O-O a5 9. h3 Be6 10. Be3 Nd4 11. Bxd4 exd4 12. Nb5 Nh5 13.
Nfxd4 Bxd4 14. Nxd4 {1-0 (57) Jurcik,M (2466)-Karas,M (2170) Slovakia 2015})
8… Bb6 9. Be3 Bxf3 10. Bxf3 Nd4 11. Na4 Nxf3+ 12. Qxf3 Bxe3 13. Qxe3 O-O 14.
O-O Re8 15. Nc3 a5 16. b5 c6 17. Rab1 d5 18. Na4 Qe7 19. bxc6 {The position is
equal.} bxc6 20. cxd5 cxd5 21. Nb6 Rad8 22. Rb5 {[%cal Re4d5]} Qxa3 23. exd5 e4
24. dxe4 Qxe3 25. fxe3 Rxe4 26. Rxa5 Rb4 27. Ra8 Rxa8 28. Nxa8 Nxd5 $11 {
[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} 29. Rd1 {[#] Strongly threatening Nc7.} Rb8 $1 30.
Rxd5 {Black must now prevent Nc7.} Rxa8 {KR-KR} 31. Kf2 Kf8 32. Kf3 h6 33. Kf2
Ra2+ 34. Kf3 Ra8 35. Kf2 Ra2+ 36. Kf3 {Accuracy: White = 77%, Black = 85%.}
1/2-1/2

[Event “7th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2019”]
[Site “Saint Louis”]
[Date “2019.08.17”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Black “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C80”]
[WhiteElo “2743”]
[BlackElo “2818”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “85”]
[EventDate “2019.08.17”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “USA”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6
5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 Be7 7. Re1 b5 8. Rxe4 {C84: Closed Ruy Lopez: Unusual White
6th moves} d5 9. Nxe5 Nxe5 10. Rxe5 {[#] Bb3 is the strong threat.White is
slightly better.} bxa4 11. b3 (11. Qe1 {looks sharper.} c6 12. Nc3 a3 13. b3 f6
14. Re3) 11… Be6 12. Ba3 Bxa3 13. Nxa3 O-O 14. Nb1 Qd6 15. Nc3 axb3 16. axb3
c5 $146 17. Ne2 f6 18. Re3 {[#] And now dxc5 would win.} c4 19. Ng3 cxb3 20.
cxb3 g6 21. Qf3 Bf7 22. h3 Rfe8 23. Rxe8+ Rxe8 24. Qd3 Re6 25. Nf1 Qb6 26. Ne3
Rc6 27. h4 Kg7 28. h5 Qb4 29. Ng4 Be6 30. h6+ Kf7 31. Ne3 a5 32. Qd1 {The
position is equal.} Rc3 $132 {[%mdl 2048] Black is not keeping still} 33. Ra4
Qxb3 34. Qxb3 Rxb3 35. Rxa5 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame Strongly threatening Ra7+.
KRB-KRN} g5 36. Ra7+ Kg6 37. Ra6 Kf7 38. g4 Rb4 39. Ra7+ Kg6 40. Ra6 Kf7 41.
Ra7+ Kg6 42. Ra6 Kf7 43. Ra7+ {Accuracy: White = 73%, Black = 84%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “7th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2019”]
[Site “Saint Louis”]
[Date “2019.08.17”]
[Round “1.3”]
[White “Ding, Liren”]
[Black “So, Wesley”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A14”]
[WhiteElo “2805”]
[BlackElo “2776”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “79”]
[EventDate “2019.08.17”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “USA”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

1. c4 Nf6 2. g3 e6 3. Bg2 d5 4. Nf3 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. d4
dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 c5 9. dxc5 Bxc5 {E05: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3 Be7} 10. Qxc4 b6
11. Ne5 Ra7 $1 12. Nd3 Be7 13. Bf4 Bb7 14. Bxb7 Rxb7 15. Rc1 Nd5 {[#]} 16. Be5
$146 ({Predecessor:} 16. Bxb8 b5 17. axb5 axb5 {1/2-1/2 (39) Aronian,L (2794)
-Hou,Y (2654) Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden 2018}) 16… Bd6 {[#] Strongly threatening
…Rc7.} 17. Nd2 Bxe5 18. Nxe5 b5 19. Qd4 bxa4 20. Rxa4 Qb6 21. Nd3 Rd8 22. Ne4
Nd7 23. Nec5 Nxc5 24. Rxc5 Nf4 25. Qxf4 {[#] And now Rb4 would win.} Rxd3 $1
26. Rc8+ Rd8 {The position is equal.} 27. Rac4 {White threatens R4c7 and mate.}
h6 $1 28. R4c6 Rxc8 29. Rxc8+ $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} Kh7 30. Qe4+ f5
31. Qc4 Qb3 32. Qxb3 Rxb3 {KR-KR} 33. Rc6 Rxb2 34. Rxe6 a5 35. Ra6 Rxe2 36.
Rxa5 Kg6 37. Ra6+ Kh7 38. Ra5 Kg6 39. Ra6+ Kh7 40. Ra5 {Accuracy: White = 67%,
Black = 50%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “7th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2019”]
[Site “Saint Louis”]
[Date “2019.08.17”]
[Round “1.4”]
[White “Aronian, Levon”]
[Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A48”]
[WhiteElo “2765”]
[BlackElo “2778”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “50”]
[EventDate “2019.08.17”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “USA”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Nbd2 d5 4. e3
Bg7 5. b4 a5 (5… O-O 6. Bb2 c6 7. c4 Nbd7 8. a4 Ne4 9. cxd5 Nxd2 10. Qxd2
cxd5 11. Bd3 Nf6 12. O-O Ne4 13. Qe2 Nd6 14. Rfc1 Bf5 15. Bxf5 gxf5 {1-0 (47)
Sargissian,G (2689)-Kovalev,V (2683) St Petersburg 2018}) 6. b5 {D02: 1 d4 d5
2 Nf3 sidelines, including 2…Nf6 3 g3 and 2…Nf6 3 Bf4} c5 7. bxc6 Nxc6 8.
Be2 {White has an edge.} O-O 9. O-O Bf5 10. c3 Qc7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10…
a4 11. Ba3 Qa5 12. c4 Nb4 {0-1 (12) Morovic Fernandez,I (2535)-Aguero Jimenez,
L (2457) Matanzas 2017}) 11. a4 e5 12. Ba3 {Black should prevent dxe5.} Rfc8
13. Rc1 e4 14. Nh4 Be6 {[#] Threatens to win with …g5.} 15. g3 g5 16. Ng2 Qd7
17. f3 exf3 18. Bxf3 Bf5 19. Qb3 Bd3 20. Rf2 Qe6 21. Qd1 b6 22. Nf1 Be4 23. Nd2
Bd3 24. Nf1 Be4 25. Nd2 Bd3 {Accuracy: White = 57%, Black = 63%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “7th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2019”]
[Site “Saint Louis”]
[Date “2019.08.17”]
[Round “1.6”]
[White “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Black “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B01”]
[WhiteElo “2750”]
[BlackElo “2764”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “61”]
[EventDate “2019.08.17”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “USA”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 10,61,28,22,37,23,21,10,10,18,21,18,24,25,25,25,25,25,47,27,22,25,24,27,
27,20,32,13,13,10,14,11,16,11,11,11,11,11,11,12,12,12,12,12,12,0,2,0,16,0,4,0,
13,0]} 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 Bf5 6. Bd2 ({
Predecessor:} 6. Bc4 e6 {1/2-1/2 (45) Joao,N (2575)-Stephan,J (2575) ICCF
email 2012}) 6… e6 {B01: Scandinavian Defence} 7. Bc4 {[#] aiming for Nd5.}
Bb4 8. a3 Bxc3 $1 9. Bxc3 Qb6 10. d5 $146 (10. b3 Nbd7 11. O-O O-O 12. h3 Be4
13. Re1 Qc6 14. Ne5 Nxe5 15. dxe5 {1/2-1/2 (71) Nepomniachtchi,I (2763)
-Kovalenko,I (2657) St Petersburg 2018}) 10… exd5 11. Bxd5 {Qe2+ is the
strong threat.} Be6 12. Bxe6 Qxe6+ 13. Qe2 Qxe2+ 14. Kxe2 Nbd7 15. Rhe1 O-O-O
16. Kf1 h6 17. Re7 Rhf8 18. Bxf6 Nxf6 {The position is equal.} 19. Ne5 Rfe8 20.
Rxe8 Rxe8 21. Nxf7 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} Ng4 22. f3 Ne3+ $1 23. Kf2
Nxc2 24. Rc1 Re7 25. Rxc2 {[#] And now Nd6+ would win.} Rxf7 {KR-KR} 26. Ke3
Kd7 27. Rd2+ Ke7 28. Rc2 Kd7 29. Rd2+ Ke7 30. Rc2 Kd7 31. Rd2+ {Accuracy:
White = 62%, Black = 100%.} 1/2-1/2


It seems Magnus, meanwhile, is going to make the first pitch
when the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Milwaukee Brewers in a baseball game
on the rest day: