Sinquefield Cup 2018 08-18 – 2018-08-28 Live Info Results PGN

Sinquefield Cup 2018 2018-08-18 - 2018-08-28 C24 LIVE

Sinquefield Cup 2018

2018-08-18 - 2018-08-28

The Sinquefield Cup sees Magnus Carlsen and 9 more of the world's best players compete in the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis from 18-27 August 2018. The event is the penultimate leg of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour, with the tour regulars joined by wild card Magnus Carlsen. In adddition to tour points the prize fund is $300,000, with $75,000 for 1st place. Players receive 100 minutes for 40 moves then 60 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second delay from move 1. 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) on 28 August at 13:00 local time.

Sinquefield Cup 2018

UTC
Round 1 Aug 18, 2018 18:00
Round 2 Aug 19, 2018 18:00
Round 3 Aug 20, 2018 18:00
Round 4 Aug 21, 2018 18:00
Round 5 Aug 22, 2018 18:00
Round 6 Aug 24, 2018 18:00
Round 7 Aug 25, 2018 18:00
Round 8 Aug 26, 2018 18:00
Round 9 Aug 27, 2018 18:00

6th Sinquefield Cup 2018 (Saint Louis USA)  Thu 16th Aug 2018 - Wed 29th Aug 2018 - Official Site - Results

6th Sinquefield Cup 2018 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 100m(40)+60m+30sec Delay) - Games in PGN: Games | Live

Round1

Round 1 (August 18, 2018)
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - So, Wesley 1-0 51 D30 Queen's Gambit (without Nc3)
Aronian, Levon - Karjakin, Sergey 1-0 69 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 37 B30 Sicilian Rossolimo
Caruana, Fabiano - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 67 C55 Two Knights Defence
Nakamura, Hikaru - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 29 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
[Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.18"] [Round "1"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C55"] [WhiteElo "2822"] [BlackElo "2766"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "133"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. Re1 d6 7. a4 Kh8 8. Nc3 {C55: Two Knights: 4 d3, 4 d4 exd4 5 e5 and Max Lange Attack} Ng8 9. Nd5 f5 10. h3 fxe4 (10... Nf6 11. Ng5 Nxd5 12. Nxh7 Nf6 13. Nxf6 g6 14. Nd5 f4 15. c3 Kg7 {1/2-1/2 (34) Kryvoruchko, Y (2703)-Maghsoodloo,P (2615) Sharjah 2018}) 11. dxe4 Nf6 {LiveBook: 6 Games} 12. a5 a6 13. Ra3 Be6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13... Nxd5 14. exd5 Nb8 15. Bd3 Nd7 {1-0 (35) Howell,D (2593)-Pavlidis,A (2322) Vung Tau 2008}) 14. Nxf6 Bxc4 15. Nd5 Bb5 16. Be3 Qd7 17. Nd2 Nd8 {[%cal Bc6d8,Bd8e6,Be6d4,Bd4f3][%mdl 32]} 18. c4 Bc6 19. Qg4 Ne6 20. b4 Rae8 21. Nf3 Bd8 22. h4 h6 23. h5 Nd4 24. Qxd7 Nxf3+ 25. gxf3 Bxd7 26. Kg2 Rf7 27. Rh1 Ref8 28. Bc1 c6 29. Nb6 Be6 {...Bxb6 is the strong threat.} 30. Rd1 Bxb6 31. axb6 Rf6 32. Rad3 Bxc4 (32... Rd8 $11) 33. Rxd6 $14 Rxf3 34. Be3 R3f7 {[#] And now ...Be2 would win.} 35. R1d2 Kh7 36. Rd7 Rxd7 37. Rxd7 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} Rf7 {[#]} 38. Rc7 $1 Be6 ({ Better is} 38... g6 $14) 39. Bd2 $16 g6 (39... Kg8 $16) 40. Bc3 $18 g5 ({ Weaker is} 40... gxh5 41. Bxe5 Kg8 42. f4 $14) 41. Bxe5 Kg8 42. f3 Bb3 (42... Rxc7 $16 43. bxc7 c5) 43. Kf2 Be6 44. Ke3 Kf8 45. f4 (45. Bd4 $18) 45... gxf4+ $16 46. Bxf4 Ke8 47. Bxh6 {Threatens to win with Bg5.} Bg4 48. Bf4 {aiming for h6.} Bxh5 49. Rc8+ Kd7 50. Rh8 Bg4 51. Bc7 (51. Rg8 $16 Bh5 52. Ra8) 51... Rf3+ (51... c5 $1 $11) 52. Kd4 $14 Rh3 53. Rb8 (53. Rg8 {with more complications.} Be2 54. e5 Ke6 55. Rg6+ Kf7 56. Rf6+) 53... c5+ 54. bxc5 (54. Kxc5 $14 Ke6 55. Bd6 (55. Rxb7 Be2 $11) 55... Rc3+ 56. Kd4) 54... Kc6 $11 55. Bd6 Bd7 56. Ke5 Rh6 57. Rg8 a5 58. Kf4 a4 59. Ra8 Rh4+ 60. Ke3 Kb5 61. e5 Bc6 62. Kd3 {The position is equal.} Rh3+ 63. Kd2 Rh2+ 64. Kd3 Rh3+ 65. Kd2 Rh2+ 66. Kd3 Rh3+ 67. Kd2 {Precision: White = 52%, Black = 65%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.18"] [Round "1"] [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D30"] [WhiteElo "2801"] [BlackElo "2780"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "101"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 11,101,7,10,11,12,1,26,20,25,23,32,18,34,37,45,-10,23,33,81,76,79,59,81, 78,94,57,85,75,117,126,145,137,139,157,150,140,139,146,138,74,63,0,141,136,150, 145,156,151,165,141,130,109,181,137,70,37,38,8,8,5,5,6,552,552,29963,29964, 29977,29976,29976,29977,29977,0,4618,0,29977,29978,29975,29974,29974,29975, 29975,29976,29976,29974,29980,29981,29981,29982,29982,29983,29991,29992]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 O-O 6. Qc2 {D30: Queen's Gambit Declined: Systems without Nc3} h6 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 7. Bxf6 Bxf6 8. h4 { [%cal Bh2h4,Bh4h5][%mdl 32] The position is equal.} g6 9. Nc3 c5 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 9... c6 10. O-O-O Nd7 11. Kb1 Bg7 12. Bd3 a6 13. cxd5 cxd5 14. e4 dxe4 15. Bxe4 Qb6 16. g4 Rd8 17. Na4 Qa5 18. g5 h5 {0-1 (58) Jakovenko,D (2738) -Bacrot,E (2704) Montpellier 2015}) 10. dxc5 dxc4 11. h5 {Hoping for Rd1.} g5 12. Bxc4 Qa5 13. Rc1 (13. Nd2 $14) 13... Nd7 14. O-O $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is under pressure.} Bxc3 15. Qxc3 Qxc3 16. Rxc3 Nxc5 17. Ne5 b6 18. f4 Ne4 19. Rd3 $1 Ng3 20. Rf3 $1 {[%cal Rf3g3]} Ne4 21. Rd4 $1 Bb7 22. f5 $1 {[%cal Rf5e6]} Nf6 23. Rf1 ({Much weaker is} 23. fxe6 Bxf3 24. exf7+ Kg7 $11) 23... Rae8 24. fxe6 fxe6 25. Ng6 (25. Rd6 $142) 25... Rf7 $16 26. Ne5 (26. Bb5 $1 $14 Rc8 27. Ne7+ Rxe7 28. Rxf6) 26... Rff8 27. Rd6 {aiming for Ng6.} Bd5 28. Rxf6 $1 Rxf6 29. Bxd5 exd5 30. Rxf6 Rxe5 31. Rxh6 Rxe3 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KR-KR} (31... g4 $16 {is a better defense.}) 32. Rg6+ Kh7 (32... Kh8 $16) 33. Rxg5 (33. Kf2 $5 { [%cal Rf2e3]} Re8 34. Rxg5 $16) 33... Re2 $1 34. Rxd5 {Threatens to win with Rb5.} Rxb2 35. Kh2 Rxa2 36. Kh3 {Black should prevent g4.} a5 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (36... Kh6 $11) 37. g4 $18 {[%cal Bg2g4,Bg4g5,Bg5g6][%mdl 32]} a4 38. g5 $1 { [%cal Rg5g6]} a3 39. Rd7+ Kg8 40. Rd8+ Kh7 {[#]} 41. Rd7+ (41. g6+ $142 $1 Kh6 42. Rd7 Rc2 43. Rh7+ Kg5 44. g7 Rc3+ 45. Kg2 Rc2+ 46. Kf3 Rc3+ 47. Ke2) 41... Kg8 42. Rd8+ (42. h6 $18 Rc2 43. g6 Rc3+ 44. Kg4 Rc4+ 45. Kf5 Rc5+ 46. Kf4 Rc4+ 47. Ke5 Rc5+ 48. Kd6) 42... Kh7 $1 {[#]} 43. g6+ $1 {White mates.} Kh6 44. Rh8+ Kg7 45. Rh7+ Kg8 46. Ra7 Ra1 47. Kg2 Rc1 48. h6 ({Weaker is} 48. Rxa3 Rc5 $18) 48... Rc8 49. Rxa3 b5 50. Ra7 Rb8 51. Kg3 {Precision: White = 66%, Black = 49%. } 1-0 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.18"] [Round "1"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B30"] [WhiteElo "2779"] [BlackElo "2842"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "74"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 9,74,34,29,28,24,33,45,45,45,43,45,50,47,47,45,45,51,49,45,49,49,26,26, 11,6,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-29,-29,-51,-29,-61,-40,-40,-40,-43,-43,-44,-22,-22,-14, -22,-22,-22,-14,-22,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 {[%cal Bg1f3,Bf3h2,Bh2f1,Bf1e3][%mdl 32]} Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. Bc4 g6 {[%cal Bg7g6,Bg6g5] [%mdl 32]} (4... Be7 5. d3 Nf6 6. Ng5 O-O 7. f4 exf4 8. Bxf4 d5 9. exd5 Nd4 10. Nge4 b5 11. d6 Nxe4 12. dxe7 Qxe7 13. Nxe4 bxc4 14. O-O cxd3 15. cxd3 {1/2-1/2 (23) Navara,D (2745)-Radjabov,T (2748) Shamkir 2018}) 5. h4 {[%cal Bh2h4,Bh4h5] [%mdl 32]} h6 6. h5 {Strongly threatening hxg6. B30: Sicilian: 2...Nc6 3 Bb5, lines without ...g6} g5 $1 7. Nh2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 7. d3 Bg7 8. a3 d6 9. Nd2 Nf6 10. f3 Be6 11. Nf1 Ne7 12. Bxe6 fxe6 {0-1 (31) Gulamali,K (2356) -Marosi,L (2222) Budapest 2015}) 7... Nf6 8. d3 {White is slightly better.} d6 9. Nf1 Bg4 10. f3 Be6 11. Ne3 Bg7 12. Ncd5 O-O 13. c3 Rb8 14. a4 a6 15. g4 b5 16. axb5 axb5 17. Bb3 Ne7 18. Nxe7+ Qxe7 19. O-O Qb7 20. Bxe6 fxe6 21. c4 b4 22. b3 Nd7 {[%cal Bf6d7,Bd7b8,Bb8c6][%mdl 32]} 23. Qe2 Rbd8 24. Nc2 Nb8 25. Be3 Nc6 26. Kg2 Rf7 27. Ra4 {The position is equal.} Rdf8 28. Bg1 Bf6 29. Rfa1 Bd8 30. Ra8 Rxf3 (30... Kg7 {is interesting.} 31. Ne1 Bb6 32. Rxf8 Rxf8 33. Qa2 Na5 ) 31. Qxf3 Rxf3 32. Kxf3 Kg7 33. Ke2 Bb6 34. R8a6 Kf7 35. Ra8 Kg7 36. R8a6 Kf7 37. Ra8 Kg7 {Precision: White = 73%, Black = 75%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.18"] [Round "1"] [White "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D37"] [WhiteElo "2777"] [BlackElo "2768"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "57"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 25,57,18,12,9,15,3,14,20,35,16,31,18,40,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-12,0,0,0,0, 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. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. a3 Nc6 11. Bd3 Bb6 12. O-O Bg4 13. h3 { D37: Queen's Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4} Bh5 {[#] LiveBook: 103 Games} 14. Bb5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14. b4 a6 15. Rb1 d4 16. b5 axb5 17. Rxb5 Bxf3 18. Qb1 Bc7 19. Bxh7+ Kh8 20. gxf3 Bxf4 21. exf4 Ne7 22. Rh5 Ra5 23. Bf5+ Kg8 24. Bh7+ Kh8 25. Bf5+ Kg8 26. Bh7+ {1/2-1/2 (26) Inarkiev,E (2727)-Nakamura,H (2786) Moscow 2017 }) 14... Rc8 15. Rc1 h6 16. b4 Re8 17. Bd3 Bxf3 18. Qxf3 Ne5 19. Qe2 (19. Bxe5 {is more complex.} Rxe5 20. Qf4 Rxc1 21. Rxc1 Re7 22. Rd1) 19... Rxc1 {The position is equal.} 20. Rxc1 Nxd3 21. Qxd3 d4 22. exd4 Bxd4 23. Qd2 Qf6 24. Bg3 Rd8 {And now ...Bb2 would win.} 25. Qe2 Qg5 26. Rd1 Qxg3 {[#]} 27. Rxd4 $1 { [%mdl 512]} Qc7 (27... Rxd4 28. fxg3) 28. Rxd8+ Qxd8 29. g3 {Precision: White = 66%, Black = 68%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.18"] [Round "1"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C67"] [WhiteElo "2767"] [BlackElo "2773"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "137"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 25,137,4,7,0,0,17,14,14,22,21,21,20,20,18,18,0,0,0,25,16,12,0,7,0,0,0, 18,13,27,7,41,43,33,35,39,37,46,45,55,58,58,53,57,4,66,66,66,66,54,54,98,54,95, 75,108,102,153,135,220,221,211,150,154,150,150,141,178,161,211,207,271,271,271, 271,303,277,279,208,438,352,1093,1109,683,608,5128,5054,4297,4616,4442,3980, 5631,3180,6295,2259,12833,2298,12837,11702,12837,12838,12838,12839,12839,12839, 12840,12839,12840,12840,12841,12841,12841,12842,12842,12842]} 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. Nc3 Ke8 10. h3 h5 {C67: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence: 4 0-0 Nxe4} 11. Bg5 (11. Bf4 Be7 12. Rad1 Be6 13. Ng5 Rh6 14. Rfe1 Bb4 15. a3 Bxc3 16. bxc3 Rd8 17. Rxd8+ Kxd8 18. g4 hxg4 19. hxg4 {1/2-1/2 (37) Vachier Lagrave,M (2779)-Karjakin,S (2773) Saint Louis 2018}) 11... Be6 12. Rfd1 Be7 13. Rd2 Rd8 {LiveBook: 8 Games. And now ...Bxg5 would win.} 14. Rxd8+ Kxd8 15. Rd1+ Ke8 16. b3 h4 17. Bc1 a5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 17... b6 18. Ne2 {1/2-1/2 (56) Sjugirov,S (2647) -Georgescu,T (2492) Iasi 2014}) 18. Ne2 Bd5 19. Ne1 Be6 20. Nf4 Bc8 21. Nf3 Rh6 22. Nh2 Rh8 23. Ng4 Nh6 24. Ne3 Nf5 25. Nc4 g5 26. Ne2 b6 27. Nd2 Ng7 28. Ne4 Ne6 29. Nf6+ Bxf6 $1 30. exf6 Rg8 31. f3 Rg6 32. Bb2 Bd7 33. Nc1 c5 34. Be5 ( 34. Nd3 $14 Nd4 35. c3) 34... Kd8 (34... Nd4 $1 $11) 35. Nd3 $1 $14 Kc8 36. Bb2 {aiming for Ne5.} Be8 37. Re1 Rg8 38. Re4 Kd8 39. Kf2 Nf8 40. Ne5 Nh7 ({ Black should try} 40... Ne6) 41. f4 Rh8 (41... gxf4 $16 42. Rxf4 Kc8) 42. Nf3 $18 gxf4 43. Rxf4 Nf8 44. Rxh4 Rxh4 45. Nxh4 $16 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBN-KBN} Bc6 46. Ke3 Kd7 47. g4 Ng6 48. Nxg6 fxg6 $18 {KB-KB} 49. Be5 b5 50. Bxc7 a4 51. Bb6 axb3 $2 (51... g5 52. f7 (52. Bxc5 Ke6 $18) 52... Ke7 53. Bd8+ (53. Bxc5+ Kxf7 54. Kf2 Be4 $16) 53... Kxf7 54. Bxg5 b4) 52. cxb3 g5 $2 (52... c4 53. bxc4 bxc4) 53. Bxc5 {f7 would kill now.White is clearly winning.} Ke6 54. Bd4 Bg2 { [#]} 55. h4 $1 gxh4 56. Kf4 Kf7 57. g5 h3 58. Kg3 Kg6 59. Be3 (59. a4 $142 bxa4 60. bxa4) 59... Kf7 60. Bd2 (60. a4 $142 bxa4 61. bxa4) 60... Kg6 61. a4 bxa4 62. bxa4 {[%cal Bb3a4,Ba4a5][%mdl 32]} Kf7 63. a5 Bf1 64. Bf4 Kg6 65. Kg4 Kf7 66. Kf5 Bd3+ {[#]} 67. Ke5 $1 {[%cal Re5d4]} Be2 68. Kd6 Bd3 69. Kc5 { Precision: White = 72%, Black = 35%.} 1-0

Round2

Round 2 (August 19, 2018)
Carlsen, Magnus - Karjakin, Sergey 1-0 88 A13 Reti Opening
Caruana, Fabiano - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 38 D11 Slav Defence
Grischuk, Alexander - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 24 C17 French Winawer
Anand, Viswanathan - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 37 B96 Sicilian Najdorf
So, Wesley - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 31 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
[Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.19"] [Round "2"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A13"] [WhiteElo "2842"] [BlackElo "2773"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "175"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] 1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 Bb4 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 O-O 5. Nf3 d5 6. a3 Be7 7. d4 dxc4 8. Ne5 Nc6 {A17: English Opening: 1...Nf6 with ...Bb4} 9. Bxc6 bxc6 10. Nxc6 Qe8 11. Nxe7+ Qxe7 12. Qa4 c5 {LiveBook: 13 Games} 13. dxc5 $146 ({Predecessor: } 13. Qxc4 cxd4 14. Qxd4 e5 15. Qh4 Qe6 16. O-O {1/2-1/2 (51) Moiseenko,A (2648)-Karjakin,S (2774) Almaty 2016}) 13... Qxc5 14. Be3 Qc7 15. Rd1 Nd5 16. Bd4 Rd8 17. Nxd5 exd5 18. Qc2 Qe7 19. O-O Bh3 20. Rfe1 Rd7 21. Bc3 Re8 22. Rd4 Qg5 (22... h6 {with more complications.} 23. e4 Qd8 24. f3 dxe4 25. Rexe4 Rxd4 26. Bxd4 Re6) 23. Qd2 Qxd2 (23... Qd8 {seems wilder.} 24. Qf4 Be6 25. e4 dxe4 26. Rdxe4 Rd1) 24. Rxd2 Be6 25. Red1 Rde7 26. f3 h5 27. Kf2 f6 28. Rd4 Kh7 29. R1d2 Bf7 30. h3 a6 31. Rf4 Kg8 32. Bd4 Kh7 33. Bc3 Kg8 34. g4 hxg4 35. hxg4 Kh7 36. Rf5 Rb7 37. Rfxd5 Bxd5 38. Rxd5 $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRB} Kg6 39. Rc5 Rh8 40. Kg3 Rb6 41. Rxc4 Rh1 42. Rc7 Rc1 {With the idea ...Rxb2!} 43. Rd7 Rc6 44. a4 {[%cal Ba3a4,Ba4a5][%mdl 32]} Rg1+ 45. Kf2 Ra1 (45... Rh1 $11 { remains equal.}) 46. a5 $1 $16 Ra4 47. Kg3 Rac4 48. Ra7 Re6 49. e4 Rc8 50. Rd7 Rec6 51. f4 {[%cal Bf3f4,Bf4f5][%mdl 32]} R8c7 52. f5+ Kh7 53. Rd8 Rc8 54. Rd3 Re8 55. Rd4 Rc7 56. Kf4 Rce7 ({Black should play} 56... Rec8 $1 $14) 57. Rc4 Kh6 58. Kf3 {Strongly threatening e5!} Rd7 {[#]} (58... Rd8 $14) 59. Bd4 (59. e5 $1 $16 {[%mdl 512]}) 59... Kh7 $14 60. b4 Rd6 61. Ke3 Kh6 62. Rc1 { Threatening mate with Rh1+.} Kh7 $1 63. Bb6 Rd7 64. Bc5 (64. Rc6 $16) 64... Red8 (64... Kg8 $11) 65. Rh1+ ({Better is} 65. g5 $1 $16) 65... Kg8 $11 66. Kf4 Re8 67. Re1 g5+ 68. fxg6 Kg7 69. g5 {Threatens to win with Rh1.} Kxg6 70. gxf6 Kxf6 71. Rh1 Rf7 72. Ke3 {Rh6+ is the strong threat.} Ke6 73. Rh4 Rf6 74. Rh7 { aiming for Ra7.} Rf7 75. Rh5 Kd7 76. e5 {[%cal Be4e5,Be5e6,Be6e7][%mdl 32]} Rf1 77. Ke4 {And now Rh7+ would win.} Kc6 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (77... Re1+ $11 { and Black is okay.} 78. Kd5 Rd1+ 79. Kc4 Rc1+ 80. Kd4 Rd1+ 81. Kc3 Re6) 78. Rh6+ $18 {White is clearly winning.} Kb5 {[#]} (78... Kc7 $142 79. Rxa6 Re1+ 80. Kf3 Kd7) 79. Rb6+ $1 Kc4 80. e6 Re1+ 81. Kf5 Rf1+ {[#]} 82. Ke5 $1 Re1+ 83. Kf6 Rf1+ 84. Kg7 Ra8 85. e7 Re1 86. Kf7 Re4 87. Rd6 Rh8 88. Rxa6 {Precision: White = 58%, Black = 47%.} 1-0 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.19"] [Round "2"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D11"] [WhiteElo "2822"] [BlackElo "2767"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "76"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,76,0,-14,0,0,0,0,0,-4,0,0,0,-3,-3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-15,-18,-24,-24, -20,12,12,14,12,13,10,27,11,14,10,9,8,12,8,8,5,13,10,11,2,4,8,8,0,8,0,7]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Qb3 e6 5. g3 dxc4 6. Qxc4 b5 7. Qb3 Bb7 8. Bg2 a6 { D30: Queen's Gambit Declined: Systems without Nc3} 9. a4 c5 {[%cal Bc6c5,Bc5c4] [%mdl 32]} 10. axb5 c4 11. Qd1 axb5 12. Rxa8 Bxa8 13. O-O {LiveBook: 7 Games} Be7 14. b3 cxb3 15. Qxb3 {[#]} b4 $146 16. Bb2 Nbd7 17. Nbd2 O-O 18. Ra1 Qb8 19. Ne1 Bxg2 20. Kxg2 Rc8 21. e4 h5 {[%cal Bh7h5,Bh5h4][%mdl 32]} 22. Nd3 h4 23. Rc1 Rxc1 24. Nxc1 Qb5 25. Qd3 Qxd3 (25... Qb7 {is interesting.} 26. Ncb3 Qc7 27. Nc1 Nb6 28. Qb3 Qb7) 26. Nxd3 hxg3 27. hxg3 Nb6 28. Kf3 Nfd7 29. Nb3 Nc4 {The position is equal.} 30. Bc1 e5 31. dxe5 Ncxe5+ 32. Nxe5 Nxe5+ $11 { [%mdl 4096] Endgame KBN-KBN} 33. Ke2 Kf8 34. f4 Ng4 35. Kf3 Nh2+ 36. Kg2 Ng4 37. Kf3 Nh2+ 38. Kg2 Ng4 {Precision: White = 59%, Black = 80%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.19"] [Round "2"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E32"] [WhiteElo "2780"] [BlackElo "2777"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "62"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,62,0,0,9,18,0,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-9,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, -7,-8,-7,0,-2,0,-6,0,-8,0]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. d4 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 d5 7. Bg5 dxc4 {E36: Nimzo-Indian: Classical: 4...d5 5 a3} 8. Qxc4 b6 9. Rd1 Ba6 10. Qc2 (10. Qa4 h6 11. Bh4 Qe7 12. Nf3 Rd8 13. e3 Bxf1 14. Rxf1 c5 15. dxc5 Rxd1+ 16. Qxd1 bxc5 {1-0 (43) Mamedyarov,S (2801)-Caruana,F (2822) Saint Louis 2018}) 10... Nbd7 11. e4 Bxf1 {LiveBook: 10 Games. The position is equal.} 12. Kxf1 {Strongly threatening e5.} Qc8 13. Ne2 {[#]} h6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13... c5 14. f3 cxd4 15. Nxd4 Qxc2 16. Nxc2 {1-0 (60) Dreev,A (2649)-Bartel,M (2599) Plovdiv 2010}) 14. Bxf6 Nxf6 15. f3 Qb7 16. Rc1 c5 $1 17. dxc5 bxc5 18. Kf2 Rab8 19. Qxc5 Qxb2 20. Qxa7 Ra8 21. Qd4 Qxa3 22. Ra1 Qe7 23. Rxa8 Rxa8 24. Ra1 Rxa1 (24... Rc8 {looks sharper.} 25. Ra7 Rc7 26. Rxc7 Qxc7 27. g3 Nd7) 25. Qxa1 Qc5+ 26. Qd4 Qc7 27. h3 Nd7 28. Qc3 Qb6+ 29. Qd4 Qc7 30. Qc3 $1 {[%cal Rc3c7]} Qb6+ 31. Qd4 Qc7 {Precision: White = 76%, Black = 58%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.19"] [Round "2"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B96"] [WhiteElo "2768"] [BlackElo "2779"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "74"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 26,74,56,13,0,4,8,10,11,0,16,10,34,8,33,29,26,14,18,27,38,4,7,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 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 Nbd7 {[%cal Bb8d7,Bd7c5,Bc5d3][%mdl 32]} 12. O-O-O b5 13. g4 Bb7 14. h4 { LiveBook: 7 Games. next g5 is good for White.} Nc5 {[%cal Rc5e4]} 15. Bd3 {[#]} Nxd3+ $146 ({Predecessor:} 15... d5 16. e5 Nfe4 17. Bxe4 Nxe4 {1/2-1/2 (51) Caruana,F (2822)-Vachier Lagrave,M (2779) Saint Louis 2018}) 16. Rxd3 d5 { [%cal Rd5e4]} 17. e5 Ne4 18. Be1 O-O-O 19. g5 hxg5 20. hxg5 Qb6 21. Nce2 Kb8 22. Qg2 g6 23. Rxh8 Rxh8 {The position is equal.} 24. Bb4 Bxb4 25. axb4 a5 26. Rh3 Rc8 27. Qh2 axb4 28. Rh8 Qa7 {[%cal Ra7a1] [#]} 29. Rxc8+ Kxc8 {[%cal Ra7a1]} 30. Kb1 Nd2+ 31. Kc1 Nf1 {[%cal Ra7a1]} 32. Qh8+ Kd7 {[%cal Ra7a1] [#]} 33. Kb1 Nd2+ 34. Kc1 Ne4 {[%cal Ra7a1]} 35. Kb1 Nd2+ 36. Kc1 Ne4 {[%cal Ra7a1]} 37. Kb1 Nd2+ {Precision: White = 46%, Black = 73%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.19"] [Round "2"] [White "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C17"] [WhiteElo "2766"] [BlackElo "2801"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "48"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,48,27,25,18,25,35,21,24,21,14,12,0,0,0,0,0,0,-56,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0]} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Ba5 6. b4 cxd4 7. Qg4 Kf8 { C18: French: 3 Nc3 Bb4: Main line: 7 h4 and 7 Qg4} 8. Nb5 Bb6 (8... Bc7 9. Qg3 Nc6 10. f4 a6 11. Nxc7 Qxc7 12. Bb2 Nge7 13. Bd3 Nf5 14. Qf2 Bd7 15. Nf3 { 1-0 (29) Fedoseev,V (2724)-Mamedyarov,S (2809) Moscow 2018}) 9. Nf3 Nc6 10. Bb2 Nge7 11. Bd3 Ng6 {LiveBook: 7 Games} 12. Qg3 f6 {[%cal Rg6e5,Bf7f6,Bf6e5,Be5e4] [%mdl 32]} 13. Bxg6 ({Reject} 13. Nbxd4 Ncxe5 14. Nxe5 Nxe5 $17) ({Much worse is} 13. exf6 gxf6 14. Nbxd4 (14. Nfxd4 Nce5 $15) 14... Nxd4 $15) 13... hxg6 14. Nbxd4 Nxe5 15. Nxe5 fxe5 {[#]} 16. Nf3 $146 e4 $1 {[%cal Re4f3]} 17. Ne5 Kg8 $1 18. Qxg6 {[#] And now Nf7 would win.} Qe7 19. Ng4 ({Better is} 19. c4 $11) 19... Bd7 (19... e5 $1 $15 20. Nxe5 Be6) 20. Nf6+ $1 $11 {The position is equal.} Kf8 21. Nh7+ Kg8 22. Nf6+ $1 Kf8 23. Nh7+ Kg8 24. Nf6+ $1 Kf8 1/2-1/2

Round3

Round 3 (August 20, 2018)
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 61 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Aronian, Levon - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 38 C50 Giuoco Piano
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - So, Wesley ½-½ 45 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Nakamura, Hikaru - Grischuk, Alexander 0-1 89 C50 Giuoco Piano
Karjakin, Sergey - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 37 C80 Ruy Lopez Open
[Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.20"] [Round "3"] [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D37"] [WhiteElo "2801"] [BlackElo "2822"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "121"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [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 (5... Bb4 6. Bxc4 Nxe4 7. O-O Nf6 8. Qa4+ Nc6 9. Ne5 Rb8 10. d5 exd5 11. Nxd5 Nxd5 12. Nxc6 bxc6 13. Qxc6+ Qd7 14. Bxd5 {1/2-1/2 (28) Aronian,L (2764)-Caruana,F (2822) Stavanger 2018}) 6. e5 {D24: Queen's Gambit Accepted: 3 Nf3 Nf6 4 Nc3} Nd5 7. Nxb5 Nb6 8. Be2 Nc6 9. O-O Be7 10. Be3 O-O {LiveBook: 15 Games} 11. Nc3 Rb8 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 11... Bb7 12. Na4 Na5 13. Bd2 {1/2-1/2 (51) Sjugirov,S (2650) -Grachev,B (2654) Sochi 2017}) 12. a3 Bb7 13. Qc2 Na5 14. Rad1 h6 15. Nd2 Qd7 16. f4 Nd5 17. Nxd5 Bxd5 18. Qc3 Rb5 19. Nxc4 Nxc4 20. Bxc4 Bxc4 21. Qxc4 Rxb2 22. d5 exd5 23. Rxd5 Qf5 24. a4 Rfb8 25. Rb5 c5 26. Rxb8+ Rxb8 27. Qd5 ({ Avoid the trap} 27. Bxc5 $2 Rc8 $19) 27... Rd8 28. Qc4 Rb8 29. Qd5 (29. Bxc5 $2 Rc8 $19) 29... Rd8 30. Qc4 a5 31. h3 ({Don't blunder} 31. Bxc5 $2 Rc8 $19) 31... h5 32. Rc1 ({Don't go for} 32. Bxc5 $2 Rc8 $19) 32... Rd3 33. Kf2 Qg6 34. g3 {The position is equal.} Qf5 35. Rb1 Ra3 36. Rb3 Rxb3 37. Qxb3 Qxh3 { Strongly threatening ...Qh2+.} 38. Qb8+ Kh7 {[#] Threatens to win with ...Qh2+. } 39. Qc7 Qe6 40. Qxa5 h4 41. gxh4 Bxh4+ 42. Ke2 Qc4+ 43. Kd2 Qa2+ 44. Kd1 Qb1+ 45. Ke2 c4 46. Qc3 Qe4 47. Kd1 {[#] Qc2 is the strong threat.} Qf3+ 48. Kc1 Bg3 49. Qd2 c3 50. Qd4 Be1 {Hoping for ...Qe2.} 51. Qd3+ g6 52. Kc2 Qg2+ 53. Kd1 Qh1 {White must now prevent ...Bd2+.} 54. Kc2 Qc6 55. Kd1 Bg3 56. Qd4 Qf3+ 57. Kc2 Be1 {aiming for ...Qe2+.} 58. Qd3 Qc6 59. Kd1 $1 {[%cal Rd1e1]} Bg3 60. Qd4 Qf3+ 61. Kc2 {Precision: White = 84%, Black = 81%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.20"] [Round "3"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C67"] [WhiteElo "2779"] [BlackElo "2780"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "88"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 25,88,29,16,16,15,9,15,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,5,5,5,4,5,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,7,7,7,7,7,0,7,0,0,0,7,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 {CB } 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 Be7 {C67: Spanische Partie (Berliner Verteidigung)} 10. Nc3 Nh4 11. Nxh4 Bxh4 12. Be3 h5 13. Rad1+ Ke8 $1 {LiveBook: 7 Partien} 14. Ne2 { Die Stellung ist ausgeglichen.} Be7 15. Rfe1 a6 16. Bf4 g5 {[#]} 17. Bh2 $146 ( {Vorgänger:} 17. Be3) 17... Rh6 18. e6 Bxe6 19. Bxc7 Rc8 20. Ba5 c5 21. Nc3 Rc6 {[#] Droht ...b6 und aus.} 22. Nd5 Bxd5 23. Rxd5 {[%csl Ga5][%cal Rd5d8]} Rhe6 24. Kf1 Rxe1+ 25. Bxe1 Rd6 26. Rxd6 Bxd6 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endspiel KL-KL} 27. g4 hxg4 28. hxg4 c4 29. Ke2 Kd7 30. Ke3 Bc5+ 31. Ke4 Ke6 $1 32. f3 b5 33. Ba5 f6 34. b3 cxb3 35. cxb3 Bf2 36. a4 Bc5 37. axb5 axb5 38. Bd2 Bb6 39. f4 gxf4 40. Bxf4 Bc5 41. Bd2 Bb6 42. Bf4 Bc5 43. Bd2 $1 Bb6 44. Bf4 Bc5 {Precision: Weiß = 70%, Schwarz = 77%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.20"] [Round "3"] [White "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Black "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C50"] [WhiteElo "2777"] [BlackElo "2766"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "178"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,178,0,-13,0,0,0,0,8,-17,-20,-24,-25,-20,-10,-35,-18,-42,-50,-52,-45, -86,-52,-58,-58,-64,-58,-75,-43,-61,-64,-77,-66,-70,-42,-60,-45,-52,-42,-67, -75,-69,-46,-94,-78,-98,-66,-65,-63,-80,-75,-86,-98,-95,-86,-91,-86,-244,-255, -313,-309,-285,-279,-328,-280,-266,-259,-311,-261,-299,-294,-256,-270,-259, -199,-266,-239,-246,-245,-294,-304,-387,-218,-229,-214,-335,-347,-331,-291, -300,-210,-210,-210,-210,-175,-177,-173,-173,-166,-166,-166,-166,-143,-150,0, -166,-166,-166,-180,-210,-210,-210,-200,-331,-331,-529,-331,-515,-495,-12828, -12829,-12824,-12808,-12827,-12831,-12831,-12830,-12831,-12831,-12834,-12834, -12835,-12835,-12835,-12834,-12835,-12835,-12835,-12835,-12836,-12836,-12839, -12840,-12840,-12841,-12841,-12841,-12842,-12840,-12842,-12842,-12843,-12844, -12844,-12845,-12845,-12845]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. O-O O-O 6. c3 d5 7. exd5 Nxd5 8. Re1 Bg4 9. Nbd2 Nb6 10. Bb5 Bd6 11. h3 Bh5 12. Ne4 {C55: Two Knights: 4 d3, 4 d4 exd4 5 e5 and Max Lange Attack} Re8 13. Bg5 { LiveBook: 4 Games} f6 {Threatens to win with ...Bxf3.} 14. Be3 {The position is equal.} a6 15. Bxc6 bxc6 16. Ng3 Bf7 {[#]} 17. c4 $146 {Hoping for c5.} ({ Predecessor:} 17. d4 Nc4 18. dxe5 Bxe5 19. Nxe5 Rxe5 {1/2-1/2 (43) Carlsen,M (2855)-Aronian,L (2792) Leuven 2016}) 17... Bb4 18. Re2 Bf8 19. b3 c5 20. Qe1 a5 21. Rd1 a4 22. Nd2 Qd7 23. Nb1 axb3 24. axb3 Bg6 25. f3 Rad8 ({Don't go for } 25... Bxd3 $2 26. Red2 $18) 26. Qf2 Qc6 27. Red2 Nd7 {[%cal Bb6d7,Bd7f6, Bf6h5,Bh5f4][%mdl 32]} 28. Nc3 h6 29. Kh1 Kh8 30. Nb5 Bh7 31. Ra2 f5 $1 { [%cal Rf5f4]} 32. Bc1 Nf6 33. Nc3 Qb7 34. Rb2 g5 35. Rb1 Qc6 36. Bb2 Kg8 37. Nf1 Nh5 38. Nd5 Qd6 39. Ng3 c6 40. Nc3 $2 {[#]} (40. Nxh5 $17 cxd5 41. g4) 40... Nf4 $1 $19 41. Qf1 Nxd3 42. Nce2 Qe6 43. Bc3 Rd6 44. Rd2 Red8 45. Rbd1 Bg6 46. Nc1 Nxc1 47. Rxd6 Bxd6 ({Resist} 47... Rxd6 48. Rxc1 e4 49. fxe4 $19) 48. Rxc1 Rb8 49. Ra1 (49. Qe2 {was necessary.}) 49... Rxb3 50. Ra8+ Rb8 51. Ra6 Bf8 52. Qe2 Bg7 (52... e4 $142 {...Rb3 is the strong threat.} 53. Kg1 e3) 53. Ra7 {And now Rxg7+! would win.} Re8 54. h4 (54. Nf1 {is a better defense.}) 54... gxh4 55. Nf1 f4 56. Nd2 Re7 57. Rxe7 Qxe7 58. Ne4 Bf7 59. Kh2 {[#]} h3 $1 60. gxh3 Qe6 61. Qg2 Kh7 62. Qc2 {White wants to mate with Nf6+.} Kh8 63. Qb2 Kh7 ({Don't play} 63... Qxc4 64. Bxe5 Bxe5 65. Qxe5+ Kh7 66. Qxf4 $11) 64. Qc2 $1 {White threatens Nf6+ and mate.} Qg6 65. Qe2 Be6 66. Qf1 Bf5 67. Qe2 Qh5 68. Nf2 (68. Qf1 $142) 68... Qh4 69. Ne4 (69. Kg1 $142) 69... Qxh3+ 70. Kg1 Qh5 { Black is clearly winning.} 71. Be1 (71. Nd2 $142 Qg6+ 72. Kh1) 71... Bxe4 72. Qxe4+ Qg6+ 73. Kh2 Qxe4 74. fxe4 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KB-KB} Kg6 75. Kh3 Kh5 76. Bh4 f3 77. Bf2 Bf6 78. Be1 Bg5 79. Bf2 Be7 80. Be1 Bd8 81. Bg3 Kg5 82. Bxe5 Bf6 83. Bd6 f2 84. Kg2 Bd4 85. Kf1 Kg4 86. Ke2 h5 {[%cal Bh6h5,Bh5h4,Bh4h3] [%mdl 32]} 87. Kf1 h4 88. Bh2 h3 89. Ke2 {[#]} Be3 $1 {[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 46%, Black = 77%.} 0-1 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.20"] [Round "3"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C80"] [WhiteElo "2773"] [BlackElo "2768"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "74"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 30,74,10,17,9,9,16,9,18,12,18,9,10,16,16,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. Be3 Be7 10. c3 O-O 11. Nbd2 Bg4 12. Nxe4 dxe4 13. Qd5 {C83: Open Ruy Lopez: 9 c3 Be7} Qxd5 14. Bxd5 exf3 15. Bxc6 fxg2 16. Rfc1 {LiveBook: 3 Games. The position is equal.} (16. Rfe1 Rad8 17. a4 b4 18. cxb4 Bxb4 19. Rec1 Bd2 20. Bxd2 Rxd2 {1/2-1/2 (45) Caruana,F (2804) -Giri,A (2782) Paris 2016}) 16... Rab8 17. a4 b4 $1 18. cxb4 Rxb4 19. Bxg2 c5 20. Bxc5 Bxc5 21. Rxc5 Rxb2 {[#]} 22. Bf1 $146 Be2 23. Rac1 g6 24. R1c2 Rxc2 25. Rxc2 Bxf1 26. Kxf1 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KR-KR} Re8 27. Rc5 f6 28. Rc6 Rxe5 29. Rxa6 Kg7 30. Ra7+ Kh6 31. Rc7 Re4 32. Rc6 Rxa4 33. Rxf6 Rh4 34. Kg2 Rg4+ 35. Kf1 $1 Rh4 36. Kg2 Rg4+ 37. Kf1 Rh4 {Precision: White = 91%, Black = 80%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.20"] [Round "3"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C50"] [WhiteElo "2767"] [BlackElo "2842"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "74"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,74,11,14,21,21,22,25,22,16,34,42,33,15,35,20,37,0,0,0,0,1,40,44,51,0, 0,16,13,8,17,0,28,34,24,15,23,23,27,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 {Yermolinsky,A} e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. O-O d6 6. c3 a6 7. Re1 {C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3} h6 8. b4 Ba7 9. a4 O-O 10. Nbd2 {[%cal Bb1d2,Bd2f1,Bf1g3][%mdl 32] LiveBook: 4 Games} Re8 ( 10... Ng4 {is more complex.} 11. Rf1 Nf6 12. Bb3 Re8 13. Re1 Ne7) 11. Nf1 Be6 12. Bxe6 Rxe6 13. Ng3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. Be3 Qd7 14. b5 Ne7 15. bxa6 bxa6 16. Bxa7 Rxa7 {1-0 (41) Kramnik,V (2811)-Adams,M (2761) Shamkir 2017 CBM 178 [Yermolinsky,A]}) 13... Ne7 14. d4 {[#] Black must now prevent d5.} Ng6 15. Qc2 c6 16. h3 Qc7 17. Be3 d5 18. Nxe5 Nxe5 19. dxe5 Qxe5 20. exd5 cxd5 {[%cal Ra7e3]} 21. Rad1 (21. Bxa7 $5 {[%cal Re1e5]} Qxe1+ 22. Rxe1 Rxe1+ 23. Kh2 Rxa7 24. Qd2 $11) 21... Bxe3 22. Rxe3 Qc7 {[#] Strongly threatening ...Rxe3.} 23. Nf5 Rae8 24. Qd3 Qf4 {White should prevent ...Re4.} 25. g3 Qc7 26. a5 Rxe3 27. Nxe3 Qc6 28. Nxd5 (28. h4 {keeps more tension.} Re5 29. Qd4 Re4 30. Qd2 Re5 31. Qd3) 28... Nxd5 {The position is equal.} 29. Qxd5 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} Re1+ $1 30. Kh2 Rxd1 31. Qxd1 Qxc3 {KQ-KQ} 32. Qd8+ Kh7 33. Qd5 Qxb4 34. Qf5+ Kg8 35. Qc8+ Kh7 36. Qf5+ Kg8 37. Qc8+ Kh7 {Precision: White = 55%, Black = 64%.} 1/2-1/2

Round4

Round 4 (August 21, 2018)
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 24 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Caruana, Fabiano - Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 49 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Grischuk, Alexander - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 25 B96 Sicilian Najdorf
Anand, Viswanathan - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 54 B31 Sicilian Rossolimo
So, Wesley - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 48 A28 English Four Knights
[Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.21"] [Round "4"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D37"] [WhiteElo "2822"] [BlackElo "2777"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "97"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. g3 dxc4 6. Bg2 O-O 7. Ne5 Nc6 8. Bxc6 bxc6 9. Nxc6 Qe8 10. Nxe7+ Qxe7 11. Qa4 c5 12. dxc5 {E06: Closed Catalan: Early deviations} Qxc5 13. Be3 Qc7 {[#] LiveBook: 21 Games} 14. O-O-O $146 {The position is equal.} ({Predecessor:} 14. O-O Nd5 15. Bd4 Bd7 16. Qa3 a5 17. Rad1 Nb4 18. Bc5 Qxc5 19. Rxd7 Rab8 {1/2-1/2 (46) Svidler,P (2763) -Nakamura,H (2780) Palma de Mallorca 2017}) 14... Ng4 15. Rd2 Nxe3 16. fxe3 Rb8 17. Rhd1 a5 18. Kb1 h6 19. Ka1 Rb4 20. Qc2 Rb8 21. Qe4 Bb7 22. Qd4 Ba8 23. e4 Rfc8 24. Qf2 {[#] And now Rd7 would win.} Bc6 25. Qc5 Be8 26. Qxc7 Rxc7 27. Rd6 Kf8 28. Ra6 Rc5 29. Ra7 Rbc8 30. Kb1 Rh5 31. h4 Re5 32. Kc2 g5 33. Rf1 Kg7 34. Rb7 Kg6 35. Kd2 f5 36. hxg5 fxe4 (36... Bc6 $14 37. Re7 Kxg5) 37. Ke3 (37. gxh6 $16 e3+ 38. Kc1 Kxh6 39. Rf8) 37... Bc6 $14 38. Re7 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Threatens to win with gxh6. White is really pushing.} Rxg5 ({Black should play} 38... h5) 39. Rxe6+ $16 (39. Nxe4 $6 Bxe4 40. Rxe6+ (40. Kxe4 Rc6 $11) 40... Kg7 $11) 39... Kg7 40. Re7+ (40. Nxe4 $6 Bxe4 41. Kxe4 Rb5 $11) 40... Kg6 41. Rd1 (41. Nxe4 Bxe4 42. Re6+ (42. Rxe4 Rxg3+ 43. Kd4 Rb8 $11) (42. Kxe4 Rb5 $11) 42... Kg7 $11) 41... Kf6 {[#]} 42. Ra7 $1 {aiming for Rd6+.} Ke6 43. Rh1 ({Of course not} 43. Nxe4 $6 Bxe4 44. Kxe4 Re5+ 45. Kf4 Rf8+ 46. Kg4 Rg8+ 47. Kf4 Rf5+ 48. Ke4 Re5+ 49. Kf4 Rf5+ 50. Ke3 Rxg3+ 51. Kd2 h5 $11) 43... h5 44. g4 $1 { [%cal Rg4h5]} ({Resist} 44. Nxe4 $6 Re5 $14) 44... Be8 $2 (44... Rh8 $16) 45. gxh5 $18 Bxh5 $2 (45... Rxh5 {was necessary.} 46. Rxh5 Bxh5 47. Rxa5 (47. Nxe4 Rb8 $18) 47... Bg6) 46. Nxe4 {White is clearly winning.} ({Weaker is} 46. Ra6+ Kf7 $18) 46... Rf5 47. Ra6+ Ke7 48. Nd6 Re5+ 49. Kd4 {Precision: White = 74%, Black = 61%.} 1-0 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.21"] [Round "4"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D37"] [WhiteElo "2822"] [BlackElo "2777"] [Annotator "ChessBase"] [PlyCount "97"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] [TimeControl "40/6000:3600"] 1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 2. c4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e6 {[%emt 0: 00:00]} 3. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 4. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Be7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 5. g3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} dxc4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 6. Bg2 {[%emt 0: 00:00]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:00]} 7. Ne5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 8. Bxc6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} bxc6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 9. Nxc6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Qe8 { [%emt 0:00:00]} 10. Nxe7+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} Qxe7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 11. Qa4 { [%emt 0:00:00]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 12. dxc5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Qxc5 {[%emt 0:00: 00]} 13. Be3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Qc7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 14. O-O-O {[%emt 0:00:00]} Ng4 {[%emt 0:19:19]} 15. Rd2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nxe3 {[%emt 0:09:41]} 16. fxe3 { [%emt 0:00:00]} Rb8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 17. Rhd1 {[%emt 0:00:00]} a5 {[%emt 0:01: 38]} 18. Kb1 {[%emt 0:08:11]} h6 {[%emt 0:01:05]} 19. Ka1 {[%emt 0:01:26]} Rb4 {[%emt 0:06:40]} 20. Qc2 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Rb8 {[%emt 0:20:25]} 21. Qe4 { [%emt 0:04:28]} Bb7 {[%emt 0:00:16]} 22. Qd4 {[%emt 0:00:11]} Ba8 {[%emt 0:00: 00]} 23. e4 {[%emt 0:02:29]} Rfc8 {[%emt 0:04:23]} 24. Qf2 {[%emt 0:12:52]} Bc6 25. Qc5 {[%emt 0:12:53]} Be8 {[%emt 0:04:13]} 26. Qxc7 {[%emt 0:00:46]} Rxc7 { [%emt 0:00:00]} 27. Rd6 {[%emt 0:01:48]} Kf8 {[%emt 0:01:13]} 28. Ra6 {[%emt 0: 03:26]} Rc5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 29. Ra7 {[%emt 0:02:03]} Rbc8 {[%emt 0:02:33]} 30. Kb1 {[%emt 0:05:32]} Rh5 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 31. h4 {[%emt 0:00:26]} Re5 {[%emt 0: 00:00]} 32. Kc2 {[%emt 0:03:45]} g5 {[%emt 0:05:18]} 33. Rf1 {[%emt 0:01:06]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:02:20]} 34. Rb7 {[%emt 0:03:40]} Kg6 {[%emt 0:01:02]} 35. Kd2 { [%emt 0:00:09]} f5 {[%emt 0:04:04]} 36. hxg5 {[%emt 0:04:23]} fxe4 {[%emt 0:12: 56]} 37. Ke3 {[%emt 0:12:14]} Bc6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 38. Re7 {[%emt 0:00:50]} Rxg5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 39. Rxe6+ {[%emt 0:00:06]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 40. Re7+ {[%emt 0:07:45]} Kg6 {[%emt 0:01:43]} 41. Rd1 {[%emt 0:14:57]} Kf6 {[%emt 0:03: 14]} 42. Ra7 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Ke6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 43. Rh1 {[%emt 0:00:32]} h5 {[%emt 0:00:23]} 44. g4 {[%emt 0:02:25]} Be8 {[%emt 0:02:30]} 45. gxh5 { [%emt 0:02:12]} Bxh5 {[%emt 0:01:35]} 46. Nxe4 {[%emt 0:03:40]} Rf5 {[%emt 0: 00:05]} 47. Ra6+ {[%emt 0:00:18]} Ke7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 48. Nd6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Re5+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} 49. Kd4 {[%emt 0:02:20]} 1-0 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.21"] [Round "4"] [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D37"] [WhiteElo "2801"] [BlackElo "2767"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "47"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,47,9,10,4,4,16,14,28,27,35,24,24,26,35,35,31,16,33,31,29,0,33,0,26,0] } 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. c5 c6 8. Bd3 b6 9. b4 {D37: Queen's Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4} a5 10. a3 Ba6 11. O-O Qc8 12. h3 (12. Rb1 h6 13. h3 axb4 14. axb4 Qb7 15. Ne1 Rfc8 16. Qc2 Bd8 17. Bxa6 Rxa6 { 0-1 (46) Rodshtein,M (2687)-Adams,M (2745) Germany 2016}) 12... Qb7 13. Qc2 { LiveBook: 24 Games} (13. Qe2 {keeps more tension.} Bxd3 14. Qxd3 Ra7 15. Rfb1 Rfa8 16. Qd1) 13... Bxd3 14. Qxd3 axb4 15. axb4 Rxa1 (15... Ra7 {is interesting.} 16. Rxa7 Qxa7 17. Rb1 Ra8 18. Qc2 Qb7) 16. Rxa1 {Qa6 is the strong threat.} Ra8 {[#]} 17. Qb1 $146 Rxa1 18. Qxa1 bxc5 19. bxc5 h6 20. Qb1 Qa8 21. Qa2 Qb7 $1 22. Qb1 Qa8 23. Qa2 Qb7 $1 24. Qb1 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.21"] [Round "4"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A28"] [WhiteElo "2780"] [BlackElo "2773"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "95"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 20,95,0,0,0,6,20,0,0,9,9,9,9,0,0,0,11,-11,16,0,22,0,-12,0,0,-11,-4,-8,0, -17,-25,-22,0,0,0,-24,0,0,0,0,8,0,2,0,0,0,0,-3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. e3 Bb4 5. Qc2 Bxc3 6. Qxc3 Qe7 7. d4 {A28: Englische Eröffnung (Vierspringer-Variante)} (7. b3 O-O 8. Bb2 Re8 9. a3 a5 10. h3 b6 11. Be2 Bb7 12. O-O d5 13. cxd5 Nxd5 14. Qc2 e4 {1-0 (41) Caruana,F (2822)-Karjakin,S (2782) Stavanger 2018}) 7... Ne4 8. Qd3 exd4 9. Nxd4 O-O 10. Be2 Qb4+ 11. Kf1 {LiveBook: 11 Partien} Qe7 12. f3 Nc5 13. Qd2 a5 $146 ({Vorgänger:} 13... d6 14. Nxc6 bxc6 {1-0 (56) Homa,S (2285)-Eckert,D (2152) Chicago 2017}) 14. b3 d6 15. Nxc6 bxc6 16. Bb2 Re8 17. Kf2 Nd7 18. h4 h5 19. e4 Ne5 20. Rae1 a4 21. b4 a3 22. Ba1 f6 23. Rc1 Be6 24. Rc2 Ra4 25. c5 Rb8 26. cxd6 cxd6 27. Bc3 c5 28. bxc5 $1 {Die Stellung ist ausgeglichen.} dxc5 29. Rd1 Nc4 30. Bxc4 Rxc4 31. Ba1 Rxc2 32. Qxc2 Rd8 33. Rd3 Rxd3 34. Qxd3 Qd7 35. Qxd7 Bxd7 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endspiel KL-KL} 36. Bc3 Be6 37. Bd2 Bxa2 38. Bc1 c4 39. Bxa3 c3 40. Ke3 Bc4 41. Kd4 Bf1 42. g3 Bg2 (42... c2 {feels hotter.} 43. Kc3 Bg2 44. Kxc2 Bxf3 45. Kd3 Bg2) 43. Kxc3 Bxf3 44. Kd4 Bg4 45. Kd5 Bf3 46. Kd4 Bg4 47. Kd5 Bf3 48. Kd4 {Precision: Weiß = 82%, Schwarz = 70%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.21"] [Round "4"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B31"] [WhiteElo "2768"] [BlackElo "2842"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "107"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,107,20,12,11,11,6,21,19,14,4,19,20,10,28,50,34,47,32,35,26,34,0,0, -13,-22,-30,-35,-34,0,0,0,-7,-13,-28,-28,-42,-14,-23,-14,-10,-14,-9,0,-8,0,0,0, 0,0,-4,13,13,13,9,9,14,11,7,8,0,2,2,2,2,2,2,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,8,8,8,8,8, 8,8,8,8,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d3 Bg7 6. h3 Nf6 7. Nc3 O-O 8. Be3 b6 9. Qd2 e5 10. Bh6 {B31: Sicilian: 2...Nc6 3 Bb5 g6} Qd6 11. Bxg7 (11. O-O-O a5 12. g4 a4 13. Kb1 Be6 14. Ne2 b5 15. Ng3 Rfd8 16. Bxg7 Kxg7 17. Qg5 Nd7 {1-0 (30) Anand,V (2776)-Grischuk,A (2767) Moscow 2018}) 11... Kxg7 {LiveBook: 47 Games} 12. a4 Ne8 {[%cal Bf6e8,Be8c7,Bc7e6,Be6d4][%mdl 32]} 13. Nh2 $146 {[%cal Bf3h2,Bh2g4,Bg4e3][%mdl 32]} ({Predecessor:} 13. O-O Nc7 14. a5 f6 15. axb6 axb6 16. Rxa8 Nxa8 17. Ra1 Be6 {1/2-1/2 (25) Borwell,A (2279) -Dorer,M (2339) ICCF email 2015}) 13... Nc7 14. Ng4 f6 15. f3 Ne6 16. h4 Nd4 17. h5 g5 18. Ne3 Be6 19. Ne2 Kh8 20. Ng3 Rad8 21. Kf2 Qe7 22. Qd1 {[#]} c4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 23. dxc4 f5 24. exf5 Nxf5 25. Ngxf5 Bxf5 26. Qe2 g4 27. Kg1 gxf3 28. Qxf3 {[#]} Bxc2 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 29. Qg3 $1 (29. Nxc2 Rxf3) 29... Bd3 30. Rh4 {The position is equal.} Rd4 31. Rg4 $1 Rxg4 32. Nxg4 e4 33. Qe5+ Qxe5 34. Nxe5 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} Kg7 35. Rd1 Rd8 36. Nxc6 Re8 37. Kf2 e3+ 38. Ke1 Bxc4 {Threatens to win with ...Rf8.} 39. Rd4 Bf7 40. g4 {[%cal Bg2g4, Bg4g5][%mdl 32]} a5 41. b4 axb4 42. Rxb4 Be6 43. g5 Bf7 44. h6+ Kg6 45. Rb5 { Black must now prevent Ne5+.} Ba2 46. Re5 Rxe5 47. Nxe5+ Kxg5 {...Be6 is the strong threat. KB-KN} 48. Nd7 Bb3 49. Nxb6 {[#] next a5 is good for White.} Bxa4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 50. Nxa4 Kxh6 51. Nc3 e2 52. Nxe2 Kg5 53. Ng3 h5 54. Nxh5 {Precision: White = 61%, Black = 75%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.21"] [Round "4"] [White "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B96"] [WhiteElo "2766"] [BlackElo "2779"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "50"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 25,50,16,47,12,8,0,8,8,7,7,8,5,12,28,37,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. 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 Nbd7 12. O-O-O b5 13. g4 {[%cal Bg2g4,Bg4g5][%mdl 32]} Bb7 {LiveBook: 28 Games} 14. h4 {White wants to play g5.} Nc5 {[%cal Rc5e4]} 15. Bd3 h5 16. g5 Ng4 17. Rhg1 {[#]} Qb6 $146 18. Kb1 b4 19. axb4 Qxb4 20. Rxg4 (20. Be1 $5 {[%cal Rc3b5]} Qb6 21. Rg3 $11) 20... hxg4 {The position is equal.} 21. Qxg4 Rb8 22. Na2 Qa4 23. Nc3 Qb4 {[#] Hoping for ...Bxe4!} 24. Na2 Qa4 25. Nc3 Qb4 1/2-1/2

Round5

Round 5 (August 22, 2018)
Aronian, Levon - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 36 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Carlsen, Magnus - So, Wesley ½-½ 51 D42 Semi-Tarrasch Defence
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 40 C42 Petroff's Defence
Nakamura, Hikaru - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 52 D34 Tarrasch Defence, Main Line
Karjakin, Sergey - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 40 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
[Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.22"] [Round "5"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D42"] [WhiteElo "2842"] [BlackElo "2780"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "102"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] 1. d4 {Pelletier,Y} Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c5 5. e3 Nc6 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. Bd3 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. Qe2 b6 10. Rd1 cxd4 11. Nxd5 Qxd5 12. exd4 Bb7 13. Be4 {LiveBook: 3 Games. E14: Queen's Indian: Classical Variation (4 e3)} Qd6 {[#]} 14. g3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14. d5 Nb4 15. Bg5 Rfe8 16. Bxe7 Rxe7 17. dxe6 Qxe6 18. Bxh7+ Kf8 19. Qxe6 Rxe6 20. Bf5 Re2 {1-0 (46) Pelletier,Y (2610)-Prusikin,M (2540) Switzerland 2005 CBM 109 [Pelletier,Y]}) 14... Bf6 15. Bg5 Qe7 (15... Bxg5 $11 {remains equal.} 16. Nxg5 h6) 16. Bxf6 $16 Qxf6 17. Ne5 (17. Rac1 $5 {[%cal Re4c6]} Rac8 18. Rc2 $14) 17... Rfc8 $1 18. Qb5 {[%cal Re4c6]} Na5 $1 19. Bxb7 Nxb7 20. Qd7 Nc5 $1 {[%cal Rc5d7]} 21. dxc5 (21. Qxf7+ $5 Qxf7 22. Nxf7 Kxf7 23. dxc5 $14) 21... Qxe5 22. c6 h5 23. Rd6 Qxb2 24. Rad1 Qc2 25. h4 Rd8 26. Qxd8+ (26. Qb7 {is interesting.} Qxd1+ 27. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 28. Kg2 Rdd8 29. Kf3) 26... Rxd8 {The position is equal.} 27. Rxd8+ $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQ-KRR} Kh7 28. R8d7 a5 29. c7 {[#] aiming for Kg2.} b5 $1 30. R1d2 Qc1+ $1 31. Rd1 Qc2 32. R1d4 f6 33. Rd2 Qc1+ 34. Rd1 Qc2 35. R1d6 Qb1+ $1 36. Rd1 Qc2 37. R1d6 Qb1+ $1 38. Kg2 Qe4+ 39. Kh2 Qc2 40. Rd2 Qc3 41. R2d6 {[#] Hoping for Kg2.} Qc2 42. Rd2 Qc3 43. Re2 e5 44. Red2 b4 45. R2d6 {Strongly threatening Rxf6.} Kg6 46. Kg2 Qc2 47. Re7 {And now Rdd7 would win.} Qe4+ 48. Kg1 Qe1+ 49. Kg2 Qe4+ 50. Kg1 Qe1+ 51. Kg2 Qe4+ {Precision: White = 61%, Black = 82%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.22"] [Round "5"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C42"] [WhiteElo "2779"] [BlackElo "2822"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "79"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 25,79,29,31,25,32,32,30,30,30,30,29,28,14,6,6,6,16,8,8,8,18,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 Nc6 8. Qd2 Be6 9. O-O-O { C42: Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves} Qd7 10. Kb1 Bf6 11. h4 O-O-O 12. Nd4 (12. Ng5 Bf5 13. Qd5 h6 14. Ne4 Be5 15. Bd3 Be6 16. Qb5 f5 { 0-1 (60) Aronian,L (2767)-Caruana,F (2822) Saint Louis 2018}) 12... Nxd4 13. Bxd4 Be5 {LiveBook: 5 Games} 14. Be2 Qa4 15. b3 Qa5 $1 16. f4 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 16. Bxe5 Qxe5 17. f4 Qc5 18. Bf3 h5 19. Kb2 g6 20. Rhe1 Qf5 21. Qd4 {1/2-1/2 (21) Walter,G (2452)-Korabliov,A (2458) ICCF email 2016}) 16... Bxd4 17. Qxd4 g6 18. h5 Qc5 19. Qd2 {The position is equal.} Rhe8 20. Bf3 Bf5 21. hxg6 hxg6 22. Rh7 Re7 23. g4 Bd7 24. Re1 Rxe1+ 25. Qxe1 Re8 26. Qd2 $1 Qe3 27. Qxe3 Rxe3 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} 28. Rh8+ ({Much weaker is} 28. Rxf7 c6 $17) 28... Re8 29. Rxe8+ Bxe8 {KB-KB} 30. Kc1 b6 31. g5 Kd8 32. Kd2 Bd7 33. Be4 Ke7 34. Ke3 Be6 35. c4 c5 36. Kf3 Bd7 37. Ke3 Be6 38. Kf3 Bd7 39. Ke3 Be6 40. Kf3 {Precision: White = 76%, Black = 85%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.22"] [Round "5"] [White "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D34"] [WhiteElo "2777"] [BlackElo "2801"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "103"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,103,18,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,2,0,0,0,0,-18,-10,-23,-13,-20,0,0,14,0, 17,0,0,0,29,-8,-10,-11,0,0,0,0,0,-10,62,54,49,48,67,0,31,0,65,51,71,67,70,60, 156,136,112,95,102,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. g3 Nc6 6. Bg2 Nf6 7. O-O Be7 8. Nc3 O-O 9. h3 Ne4 10. dxc5 {LiveBook: 3 Games. D34: Tarrasch Defence: 6 g3 Nf6 7 Bg2 Be7} Bxc5 (10... Nxc3 11. bxc3 Bxc5 12. Nd4 Bxd4 13. cxd4 Bf5 14. Be3 { 1/2-1/2 (14) Ilic,D (2376)-Brenjo,S (2522) Kragujevac 2012}) 11. Bf4 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 11. e3 Nxc3 12. bxc3 Bf5 13. Nd4 Be4 14. f3 Bg6 15. f4 Be4 16. Bxe4 dxe4 17. Qh5 Nxd4 18. cxd4 Bxd4 {0-1 (29) Bellahcene,B (2286)-Dastan,B (2247) Albena 2011}) 11... Nxc3 12. bxc3 Bf5 13. Nd2 Re8 14. g4 Bg6 15. e3 Bb6 16. Qb3 Re7 17. Rfd1 ({But not} 17. Qxd5 $2 Rd7 $19) 17... Rd7 18. a4 Rc8 19. Rac1 h6 20. Qa2 Bc7 21. Nb3 {With the idea Nc5.} b6 22. Qd2 f5 23. c4 Bxf4 24. exf4 {[%cal Rc4d5]} d4 25. Bd5+ Bf7 26. Qe2 fxg4 27. hxg4 Qf6 28. Qf3 Rdd8 29. Nd2 Rf8 ({Black should play} 29... Nb4 $11 30. Ne4 Qe7 31. Bxf7+ Qxf7) 30. Ne4 $14 Qe7 {Black wants to play ...Bxd5.} 31. Ng3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] [#] Black must now prevent Nf5. White is pushing.} Qf6 32. Ne4 Qe7 33. Ng3 (33. Bxc6 $5 Rxc6 34. Rxd4 $14) 33... Qf6 $1 34. Nf5 {Strongly threatening Bxc6.} Kh8 35. Bxf7 Rxf7 36. c5 {[#] aiming for Nd6.} Rcc7 (36... Rff8 $1 $14) 37. cxb6 $16 axb6 38. Re1 Rf8 39. Qe4 ({Better is} 39. Kg2 $16) 39... g6 $1 $11 {[%cal Rg6f5] The position is equal.} 40. Nxd4 Qxd4 41. Qxd4+ Nxd4 42. Rxc7 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRN} Nf3+ 43. Kf1 Nxe1 44. Kxe1 Rxf4 {KR-KR} 45. Rc6 Kg7 46. Rxb6 Rxa4 47. f3 g5 48. Rb7+ $1 Kg6 49. Rb6+ Kg7 50. Rb7+ Kg6 51. Rb6+ Kg7 52. Rb7+ {Precision: White = 65%, Black = 61%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.22"] [Round "5"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Black "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C67"] [WhiteElo "2773"] [BlackElo "2766"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "79"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 26,79,12,10,10,14,20,0,29,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,22,0,0,-11,-4,-5,-10,-31, -14,-23,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-2,0,-11,-6,-10,18,0,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,0,1,0,1,0]} 1. e4 {Marin,M} e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 {[%cal Be4d6,Bd6f5, Bf5e7,Be7g6][%mdl 32]} 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. h3 h6 10. Rd1+ Ke8 11. Nc3 {[%cal Bb1c3,Bc3e2,Be2d4][%mdl 32]} Ne7 12. Bf4 {C67: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence: 4 0-0 Nxe4} Ng6 13. Bh2 Be7 14. Nd4 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Nf8 { [#]} 15. a4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15. Rd3 h5 16. Re1 Ne6 17. Nce2 c5 18. Nf5 h4 19. c4 b6 {1/2-1/2 (40) Caruana,F (2803)-Dominguez Perez,L (2734) Khanty-Mansiysk 2015 CBM 167 [Marin,M]}) 15... a5 16. Nce2 h5 17. e6 Nxe6 18. Nxe6 Bxe6 19. Bxc7 Bd8 20. Bd6 f6 21. Nd4 Bc8 22. h4 Kf7 23. f3 g5 24. Bg3 Bb6 25. Bf2 (25. Rd2 {seems wilder.} g4 26. Kh2 Re8 27. Bf2 Bc5 28. Rf1) 25... Re8 26. Rd2 Bxd4 27. Rxd4 {The position is equal.} Bf5 28. Rd2 Rad8 29. Rad1 Rxd2 30. Rxd2 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} Re5 31. Kf1 Rd5 32. Ke2 Ke6 33. b3 gxh4 34. Bxh4 c5 35. Bg3 Rxd2+ 36. Kxd2 Kd7 37. Bh4 Ke6 38. Bg3 Kd7 $1 39. Bh4 Ke6 40. Bg3 {Precision: White = 48%, Black = 68%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.22"] [Round "5"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D37"] [WhiteElo "2767"] [BlackElo "2768"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "71"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 30,71,23,16,16,13,19,22,31,22,37,0,0,0,0,0,3,0,0,-28,-11,-11,-11,-11, -11,-11,-11,-11,-11,-14,-14,-14,-14,-14,-14,-14,-14,-14,-14,-14,0,-14,0,-14]} 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. a3 Nc6 {[%cal Bb8c6,Bc6a5,Ba5b3][%mdl 32]} 11. Bd3 Bb6 12. O-O Bg4 13. h3 Bh5 14. b4 d4 {D37: Queen's Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4} ( 14... a6 15. Rb1 d4 16. b5 axb5 17. Rxb5 Bxf3 18. Qb1 Bc7 19. Bxh7+ Kh8 20. gxf3 Bxf4 21. exf4 Ne7 22. Rh5 Ra5 23. Bf5+ Kg8 24. Bh7+ Kh8 25. Bf5+ Kg8 26. Bh7+ {1/2-1/2 (26) Inarkiev,E (2727)-Nakamura,H (2786) Moscow 2017}) 15. b5 Na5 16. exd4 {[#] LiveBook: 5 Games} Qf6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 16... Qd5 17. Re1 Rfe8 18. Rxe8+ Rxe8 19. Rc1 Bxf3 20. Qxf3 Qxf3 21. gxf3 Nb3 22. Rc3 Nxd4 { 1-0 (70) Huebner,R (2583)-Prusikin,M (2528) Switzerland 2016}) 17. Be3 Bxf3 18. Qxf3 ({Reject} 18. gxf3 Rad8 $15) 18... Qxf3 19. gxf3 Rfd8 20. Rfd1 Nb3 21. Rab1 Nxd4 22. Kg2 Ne6 23. Bf5 Bxe3 24. Bxe6 (24. Rxd8+ {feels hotter.} Rxd8 25. fxe3 Nc5 26. b6 axb6 27. Rxb6 g6 28. Bb1) 24... Rxd1 (24... Bd2 {is interesting.} 25. Bf5 b6 26. Rb3 g6 27. Rd3 Rxd3 28. Bxd3 Bf4) 25. Rxd1 $11 { [%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB. The position is equal.} Bb6 26. Bb3 Rd8 27. Rxd8+ Bxd8 {KB-KB} 28. f4 Kf8 29. f5 a6 30. b6 Bxb6 31. Bd5 Bc5 32. Bxb7 Bxa3 33. Bxa6 Bb2 34. Bf1 Ba3 35. Ba6 Bb2 36. Bf1 {Precision: White = 78%, Black = 69%.} 1/2-1/2

Round6

Round 6 (August 24, 2018)
Caruana, Fabiano - Karjakin, Sergey 1-0 30 E20 Nimzo Indian
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 44 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Grischuk, Alexander - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 34 A05 Various
So, Wesley - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 66 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Nakamura, Hikaru - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 68 A29 English Four Knights
[Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.24"] [Round "6"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E20"] [WhiteElo "2822"] [BlackElo "2773"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "59"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 d5 6. Nf3 dxc4 7. O-O Nc6 8. Qa4 {E20: Nimzo-Indian: 4 g3 and 4 f3} Bd7 9. Bg5 {LiveBook: 3 Games} (9. Qc2 Be7 10. e4 Nb4 11. Qe2 Nd3 12. Be3 b5 13. Ne1 Nxe1 14. Rfxe1 c6 15. Rad1 Rc8 {0-1 (41) So,W (2780)-Anand,V (2768) Saint Louis 2018}) 9... a5 10. Bxf6 $146 {White has an edge.} ({Predecessor:} 10. Rfd1 Nxd4 11. Rxd4 Bxc3 12. Rxd7 Qxd7 13. Qxd7 Nxd7 14. bxc3 f6 15. Be3 Rab8 16. Nd4 Kf7 17. Nb5 {1-0 (17) Lenderman,A (2600)-Gretarsson,H (2567) Reykjavik 2018}) 10... Qxf6 11. a3 Bxc3 12. bxc3 Qd8 13. Qxc4 a4 14. Nd2 Na5 15. Qb4 Ra7 16. Rab1 b6 17. e3 Bc6 18. Bxc6 Nxc6 19. Qb5 Qa8 20. c4 Rd8 21. Rfc1 e5 (21... h6 $11 {remains equal.}) 22. d5 $16 Nb8 23. c5 Ra5 {[#]} 24. Qb2 $1 Qxd5 25. cxb6 cxb6 26. Nc4 Rc5 27. Qxb6 f6 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (27... Rcc8 $16) 28. Rd1 {White is clearly winning.} Qxd1+ 29. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 30. Kg2 {Precision: White = 69%, Black = 54%.} 1-0 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.24"] [Round "6"] [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D85"] [WhiteElo "2801"] [BlackElo "2779"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "87"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,87,19,15,7,10,10,16,6,16,3,4,0,18,12,20,0,16,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-10,-8, -16,-16,-25,-21,-22,-20,-36,-6,-10,0,-16,-13,-49,-54,-44,-44,-95,-32,-39,-39, -39,-5,-8,-7,-20,-4,-4,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Qa4+ Qd7 {D85: Exchange Grünfeld: Unusual White 7th moves and lines with 7 Nf3} 8. Bb5 (8. Qb3 O-O 9. Nf3 c5 10. Be3 b6 11. Rd1 Qc7 12. Be2 Nd7 13. e5 e6 14. h4 Bb7 15. h5 {1/2-1/2 (55) Nakamura,H (2781)-Vachier Lagrave,M (2793) Caleta 2018}) 8... c6 9. Bd3 O-O {LiveBook: 6 Games} 10. Nf3 c5 11. Qxd7 Bxd7 12. Rb1 b6 13. Be3 {[#]} Rd8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13... Nc6 14. O-O Bg4 15. dxc5 bxc5 16. Bxc5 Rac8 17. Ba6 Rc7 {1-0 (63) Mastrovasilis,A (2541)-Istratescu,A (2581) Achaea 2016}) 14. O-O Ba4 15. Rfc1 e6 16. h3 Nd7 17. Ba6 Bc6 18. Nd2 Nb8 19. Bb5 Bxb5 20. Rxb5 Na6 { [%cal Rc5d4]} 21. e5 Nc7 22. Rbb1 Nd5 23. Bg5 Rd7 24. Ne4 h6 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black has some pressure.} 25. Bd2 cxd4 26. cxd4 Rad8 27. g4 g5 28. Rc4 Nf4 29. Bxf4 gxf4 30. Rbb4 (30. Nd6 $15) 30... f3 ({Black should play} 30... a5 $17 31. Rxb6 Rxd4 32. Rxd4 Rxd4 33. Nf6+ Bxf6 34. exf6 Kh7) 31. Nf6+ $15 Bxf6 $1 32. exf6 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} Kh7 (32... h5 $5) 33. Kh2 {The position is equal.} Kg6 34. Kg3 Rd6 35. Rc7 Rxd4 36. Rxd4 Rxd4 37. Rxa7 Kxf6 $11 {KR-KR} 38. Rb7 Ra4 39. Rxb6 Rxa2 40. Kxf3 Ra3+ 41. Kg2 Ra2 42. Kf3 Ra3+ 43. Kg2 Ra2 44. Kf3 {Precision: White = 53%, Black = 65%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.24"] [Round "6"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D37"] [WhiteElo "2780"] [BlackElo "2768"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "120"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 25,120,21,16,13,16,20,14,14,22,26,25,24,48,10,13,12,16,7,1,0,35,0,32,24, 55,56,64,50,54,37,35,37,37,37,37,38,37,11,8,17,18,10,14,11,14,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,24,24,24,24,24,13,52,52,52,52,52,52,54,52,54,10,104,98,105,105, 105,105,105,105,105,40,105,105,105,105,105,105,105,105,105,105,105]} 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. a3 Nc6 11. Bd3 Bb6 12. O-O Bg4 13. h3 {D37: Queen's Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4} Bh5 {[#] LiveBook: 103 Games} 14. Bb1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14. b4 a6 15. Rb1 d4 16. b5 axb5 17. Rxb5 Bxf3 18. Qb1 Bc7 19. Bxh7+ Kh8 20. gxf3 Bxf4 21. exf4 Ne7 22. Rh5 Ra5 23. Bf5+ Kg8 24. Bh7+ Kh8 25. Bf5+ Kg8 26. Bh7+ { 1/2-1/2 (26) Inarkiev,E (2727)-Nakamura,H (2786) Moscow 2017}) 14... d4 15. Qd3 {[%csl Gb1][%cal Rd3h7] [#] The position is equal.} Bg6 16. e4 Re8 17. Re1 Qe7 18. Qb5 f6 19. Nh4 Bf7 20. Nf5 Qc5 21. Qe2 {next b4 is good for White.} Ne5 22. Bxe5 Qxe5 23. Bd3 (23. Qg4 {with more complications.} Bg6 24. Bd3 Bxf5 25. Qxf5 Rac8 26. Rac1) 23... Bg6 24. Qd2 Bxf5 25. exf5 Qd5 26. Qc2 Kf8 27. Re6 Rxe6 28. fxe6 g6 29. Re1 Re8 30. Bc4 d3 31. Qxd3 (31. Bxd3 {is interesting.} Rxe6 32. Qc8+ Ke7 33. Rd1 Qd4 34. Qxb7+ Kf8 35. Qc8+) 31... Qxd3 32. Bxd3 $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} Ke7 33. Bc4 Rd8 34. Re2 Ba5 35. b4 Rd1+ 36. Kh2 Bc7+ 37. g3 Rc1 38. Ba2 Rc3 39. a4 Bd6 40. b5 Ra3 41. Bd5 b6 42. Ra2 Rxa2 43. Bxa2 $11 { KB-KB} f5 44. Kg2 Be5 45. g4 fxg4 46. hxg4 h5 47. gxh5 gxh5 48. Kh3 Bf6 49. Bc4 Kd6 50. Kg3 Ke7 (50... Ke5 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 51. Kf4 h4 52. Kg4 Kd6 53. f3 {[%cal Bf2f3,Bf3f4][%mdl 32]} Ke7 54. f4 Kd6 55. Kf5 (55. f5 $16) 55... Ke7 {[#]} (55... Bc3 $14) 56. Bf1 $1 $16 {White is better.} Ba1 57. Bh3 Bf6 58. Bg4 Ba1 59. Ke4 Kd6 60. Bh3 Bb2 {Precision: White = 67%, Black = 61%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.24"] [Round "6"] [White "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A29"] [WhiteElo "2777"] [BlackElo "2767"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "135"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 16,135,18,0,-6,-11,0,0,31,28,29,22,37,37,42,28,37,37,33,30,36,31,76,78, 81,81,81,81,81,82,95,95,95,90,102,100,106,102,102,91,107,105,101,102,100,92, 125,110,135,77,77,70,76,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-54,0,-154,-140, -118,0,0,543,516,689,641,641,620,602,579,512,447,401,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Bc5 {A29: English Opening: Four Knights Variation with 4 g3} 7. O-O O-O 8. Nxd5 Qxd5 9. d3 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Qd8 $146 ({Predecessor: } 9... Bb6 10. b4 e4 11. Ng5 Qd4 12. Be3 Qxb4 13. Nxe4 Bxe3 14. fxe3 {1-0 (53) Nakamura,H (2792)-Karjakin,S (2773) Saint Louis 2017}) 10. Be3 Bxe3 11. fxe3 e4 12. dxe4 Qe7 13. Qc2 Bg4 14. Rac1 Rad8 15. h3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is more active.} Bc8 16. a3 Rde8 17. e5 h6 18. Qc5 Qxc5 19. Rxc5 Ne7 20. Rxc7 { Strongly threatening Nd4.} Nd5 21. Rc5 Nxe3 22. Rfc1 Rd8 23. R1c3 Nxg2 24. Kxg2 Bf5 25. Rc7 Be4 26. Kf2 Rfe8 27. R3c4 Bxf3 28. Kxf3 Rxe5 29. Rxb7 $16 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} Rd2 30. e3 g5 31. Rd4 Rc2 32. Rdd7 (32. Rd6 $142) 32... Rf5+ 33. Ke4 Rf6 $1 34. Rb8+ (34. h4 $16) 34... Kg7 $11 35. Rxa7 Re6+ 36. Kf3 Rf6+ 37. Ke4 Re6+ 38. Kd3 Rg2 39. g4 Rg3 40. Rbb7 Rexe3+ 41. Kc2 Ref3 42. a4 { Black should prevent a5.} Rxh3 43. a5 (43. Rb4 $1 $11) 43... Rh4 (43... Rh2+ $15 44. Kb1 Rg2) 44. a6 $2 ({White should try} 44. Rb4 $11) 44... Rxg4 $17 45. Ra8 {[#]} Ra4 (45... Rg2+ $1 $17 46. Kb1 Rf1+ 47. Ka2 Rg4) 46. a7 $11 g4 $2 { [%mdl 8192]} (46... Rf1 $11) 47. Rc8 g3 48. a8=Q Rxa8 49. Rxa8 h5 {If Black can now play ...h4 this consolidates a bit.} 50. Rbb8 Kf6 {Black hopes to continue with ...h4.} 51. Rg8 h4 {[#]} 52. Ra6+ $2 ({Only move:} 52. Ra3 $1 $18 {[%cal Ra3f3]} Rf2+ 53. Kd3) 52... Ke7 $1 {The position is equal.} 53. Rh6 Rf2+ 54. Kd3 Rh2 $1 55. Ke4 {Threatens to win with Kf3.} g2 $1 56. Ke5 h3 57. Rc6 { [%cal Rc6c7]} f6+ $1 58. Kd5 {[%cal Rc6c7]} Kf7 59. Rg3 {White threatens Rc7+ and mate.} Rh1 60. Rc7+ Kf8 61. Rc8+ Kf7 {White must now prevent ...Rd1+.} 62. Rc7+ Kf8 63. Ke6 {[%cal Rc7c8]} Re1+ 64. Kxf6 {Intending Rf7+ and mate.} Rf1+ 65. Ke6 {[%cal Rc7c8]} Re1+ 66. Kf6 {White wants to mate with Rf7+.} Rf1+ 67. Ke6 {[%cal Rc7c8]} Re1+ 68. Kf6 {Precision: White = 74%, Black = 67%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.24"] [Round "6"] [White "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A05"] [WhiteElo "2766"] [BlackElo "2842"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "68"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 22,68,0,-3,62,0,0,0,0,0,96,95,115,106,166,184,171,177,180,164,169,93,93, 77,95,73,102,0,0,0,91,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. c4 O-O 5. d4 d6 6. O-O c5 7. d5 b5 8. cxb5 a6 9. bxa6 Bf5 10. Nfd2 Nxa6 11. Nc3 Nb4 {E60: King's Indian: Unusual lines and Fianchetto Variation without Nc3} (11... Qb8 12. h3 Nb4 13. e4 Bc8 14. Nc4 Ba6 15. Qe2 Nd7 16. Bd2 Nc2 17. b3 Nxa1 18. Rxa1 Ne5 19. Rb1 {0-1 (32) Ljubojevic,L (2571) -Vaisser,A (2502) Platja d'Aro 2018}) 12. Nc4 {LiveBook: 9 Games} Nc2 $146 ({ Black should try} 12... Bc2 $1 $11 13. Qd2 h6) ({Predecessor:} 12... Bc2 13. Qd2 Bb3 14. Na3 Bxd5 15. Nxd5 Nfxd5 16. Nc4 Nc7 17. Bxa8 Qxa8 18. a3 Nc6 19. Rb1 {1-0 (51) Grabarczyk,M (2402)-Wachinger,N (2292) Bremen 2018}) 13. g4 (13. Rb1 $14 Nd4 14. e4) 13... Nxg4 $11 14. e4 Nxa1 15. exf5 Bxc3 (15... Ne5 $11 16. Nxe5 Bxe5) 16. bxc3 $16 Nf6 17. Qe2 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has strong initiative.} Re8 (17... Ra4 $16 {keeps fighting.}) 18. Bg5 Qd7 19. fxg6 ({ Resist} 19. Rxa1 $6 Qxf5 20. f4 Kg7 $14) 19... hxg6 20. Rxa1 {Black must now prevent Nb6.} Qf5 21. Bxf6 (21. h4 $18) 21... Qxf6 22. Qf3 {aiming for Qxf6.} Qh4 23. Qe4 $1 {[%cal Re4h4]} Qf6 {[#]} 24. Qf3 (24. a4 $1 $16) 24... Qh4 $1 $11 {[%cal Rh4c4]} 25. Qe4 (25. Bf1 $11) 25... Qf6 $1 $16 {[#]} 26. Qd3 (26. a4 $1 $16) 26... Reb8 $11 {The position is equal.} 27. a3 Rb3 28. Rc1 $1 Ra4 29. Qc2 Qf4 30. Qxb3 Qxc1+ 31. Bf1 Qg5+ 32. Bg2 Qc1+ 33. Bf1 Qg5+ 34. Bg2 Qc1+ { Precision: White = 54%, Black = 62%.} 1/2-1/2

Round7

ound 7 (August 25, 2018)
Carlsen, Magnus - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 41 C42 Petroff's Defence
Aronian, Levon - So, Wesley ½-½ 56 E06 Catalan
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 55 C53 Giuoco Piano
Anand, Viswanathan - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 32 C50 Giuoco Piano
Karjakin, Sergey - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 56 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
[Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.25"] [Round "7"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C42"] [WhiteElo "2842"] [BlackElo "2822"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "82"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 Nc6 {LiveBook: 640 Games. C42: Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves} (7... O-O 8. Qd2 b6 9. O-O-O Bb7 10. h4 Nd7 11. Bd3 Re8 12. Kb1 Bf6 13. Rh3 Nc5 14. Bxc5 bxc5 15. g4 c4 16. Bxc4 {1/2-1/2 (26) Caruana,F (2822)-Mamedyarov,S (2808) Stavanger 2018}) 8. Bc4 O-O 9. Qd2 Bf5 10. O-O-O Qd7 11. Kb1 Rfe8 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 11... a6 12. h3 Na5 13. Be2 b5 14. b3 Nc6 15. Nd4 Nxd4 16. Bxd4 { 1/2-1/2 (53) Laine,E (1909)-Volf,M (1871) ICCF email 2011}) 12. h4 {[%cal Bh2h4,Bh4h5][%mdl 32]} Bf8 13. h5 h6 14. Be2 Bg4 15. Nh2 Bxe2 16. Qxe2 Ne5 { [%cal Bc6e5,Be5c4,Bc4e3][%mdl 32]} 17. Bc1 Qc6 18. f4 Nc4 19. Qd3 Qe4 20. g4 Ne3 21. Rde1 $36 {[%cal Rc1e3][%mdl 2048] White fights for an advantage.} Qxd3 22. cxd3 Nd5 23. Reg1 Re6 24. g5 Ne7 {[#]} (24... Kh7 $14) 25. gxh6 $1 $16 Rxh6 {[#]} 26. f5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Rh7 ({But not} 26... Rxh5 $2 27. Ng4 $18) (26... Nxf5 27. Bxh6) 27. Ng4 {h6 is the strong threat.} Kh8 28. f6 Ng8 29. fxg7+ Rxg7 30. Be3 c5 31. Bf4 Re8 32. Ne3 Rxg1+ 33. Rxg1 Re6 34. Nd5 Nf6 35. Nc7 Re2 36. Nb5 Re6 $1 37. Rf1 Kg8 38. Nc7 Re2 {The position is equal.} 39. Nb5 Re6 $1 40. Nc7 Re2 41. Nb5 Re6 $1 {Precision: White = 69%, Black = 69%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.25"] [Round "7"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C54"] [WhiteElo "2779"] [BlackElo "2777"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "109"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 15,109,27,40,32,33,33,37,23,35,25,18,29,18,24,35,24,31,30,33,30,27,25, 36,41,33,34,73,74,73,67,72,76,72,72,66,29,33,33,43,39,43,28,62,32,39,34,39,28, 43,16,17,5,13,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-74,-74,-74,-74,-74,-74,-74,-74,-74,-74,-74, -74,-74,-12,-12,0,-15,-15,-16,0,-13,0,-103,-103,-103,-103,-103,-103,-103,0, -103,0,-103]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. O-O d5 7. exd5 Nxd5 8. a4 {C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3} Bf5 {LiveBook: 10 Games} 9. Nbd2 Nb6 10. Bb5 {White is slightly better.} Bxd3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10... Ne7 11. Ne4 a6 12. Nxc5 axb5 13. a5 Na4 14. Nxa4 Rxa5 15. Nxe5 Ng6 16. Nxg6 hxg6 {1/2-1/2 (30) Fressinet,L (2657)-Adams,M (2738) Douglas 2017}) 11. Re1 $1 {[#] Nb3 is the strong threat.} e4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 12. Nxe4 Bxe4 13. Qxd8 Rfxd8 14. Rxe4 {Threatens to win with a5.} Rd1+ 15. Re1 Rxe1+ 16. Nxe1 a6 17. Be2 Nd5 18. Nd3 Ba7 19. a5 Re8 20. Kf1 Ne5 21. Nxe5 Rxe5 22. Ra3 Nf6 23. Bf3 c6 24. Rb3 Re7 25. Rb4 h6 26. h4 Kf8 27. g4 Nd5 28. Ra4 Bb8 29. g5 (29. Bxd5 $5 cxd5 30. Bf4 Bxf4 31. Rxf4 $14) 29... hxg5 30. Bxg5 f6 31. Bd2 Rd7 32. h5 f5 33. Rh4 Kg8 34. c4 Nf6 35. Bc3 Kh7 36. Bxf6 gxf6 $11 { [%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} 37. h6 Be5 38. Bg2 Kg6 39. h7 (39. b4 $11) 39... Rxh7 $17 40. Rxh7 Kxh7 {KB-KB} 41. b4 Bc3 42. b5 axb5 43. cxb5 cxb5 44. Bxb7 Bxa5 45. Ke2 b4 ({Better is} 45... Bc7 $17) 46. Kd3 $11 b3 {[%cal Bb4b3,Bb3b2] [%mdl 32]} 47. Bd5 b2 48. Kc2 {[#]} Bc3 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 49. f3 (49. Kxc3 b1=Q) 49... Be5 {White should prevent ...f4.} 50. Kb1 {[#]} (50. f4 $1 $11 {was the only way to keep the balance.}) 50... f4 $1 $17 51. Ba8 Kh8 52. Bd5 Kg7 53. Ba8 Kh8 54. Bd5 $1 Kg7 55. Ba8 $1 {Precision: White = 72%, Black = 54%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.25"] [Round "7"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B90"] [WhiteElo "2773"] [BlackElo "2801"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "111"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,111,37,35,29,41,54,58,53,35,43,47,57,56,52,52,56,17,56,17,10,18,15, 13,14,8,10,16,14,0,20,14,15,0,11,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,13,0,0,0,23,23,23,23,23,23,33, 13,13,16,24,20,56,56,54,65,77,61,61,63,77,77,77,77,77,77,77,0,0,0,23,0,23,0,0, 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 h6 8. Bg2 g5 9. Be3 {B81: Sicilian Scheveningen: Keres Attack} Nbd7 10. Qe2 Ne5 11. O-O-O Nfd7 12. h4 Rg8 13. hxg5 {LiveBook: 3 Games} hxg5 14. Kb1 b5 15. f4 (15. a3 Bb7 16. Bc1 Rc8 {0-1 (48) Dominguez Perez,L (2739)-Kasparov, G (2812) Saint Louis 2017}) 15... gxf4 16. Bxf4 Bb7 ({Much worse is} 16... Rxg4 $6 {[#]} 17. Nc6 $1 $16 {[%mdl 512]}) 17. g5 {[#]} Qb6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 17... Qa5 18. Rh7 O-O-O 19. a3 Kb8 20. Qf2 Rc8 21. Na2 Ka8 {1/2-1/2 (21) Kasimdzhanov,R (2681)-Sasikiran,K (2679) Evry 2008}) 18. Rh7 O-O-O 19. Be3 Qa5 $1 {Black wants to play ...b4.} 20. Rf1 {Black should prevent Rfxf7.} Rg7 21. Rxg7 Bxg7 22. g6 Nxg6 23. Rxf7 Bxd4 $1 24. Bxd4 {next Bh3 is good for White.} Nge5 25. Rf2 Qb4 26. Be3 Nc4 {[%csl Gc4][%cal Rb4b2] [#]} 27. Bc1 Kb8 28. Nd1 Rc8 29. b3 {aiming for c3.} Na3+ 30. Bxa3 $1 Qxa3 31. Bh3 Nc5 32. e5 Be4 33. Qe3 Nd3 34. Rf7 {[%csl Gf7][%cal Re3a7]} Qc5 35. Qxc5 Nxc5 36. exd6 Rd8 37. Nc3 {b4 is the strong threat.} Rxd6 38. Kb2 Bc6 39. a3 Nb7 40. Rh7 Nc5 41. Rh6 Kc7 42. b4 Ne4 43. Rxe6 Rxe6 44. Bxe6 Nxc3 45. Kxc3 $16 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KB-KB} Kb6 46. Kd4 a5 47. Bd5 Be8 48. bxa5+ (48. c3 $16) 48... Kxa5 $11 49. Kc5 Bg6 50. c3 Bd3 51. Bc6 Be2 {The position is equal.} 52. Bd7 Bd3 53. Bc6 Be2 54. Bd7 Bd3 55. Bc6 Be2 56. Bd7 {Precision: White = 63%, Black = 73%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.25"] [Round "7"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C50"] [WhiteElo "2768"] [BlackElo "2766"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "64"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,64,19,19,16,16,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,11,14,2,4,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,5,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 a6 7. a4 {C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3} Ba7 (7... O-O 8. h3 h6 9. Re1 Re8 10. Nbd2 Be6 11. Bxe6 Rxe6 12. b4 Ba7 13. Qc2 Qd7 14. Nf1 d5 15. Ng3 Rd8 16. exd5 Qxd5 {1/2-1/2 (63) Carlsen,M (2834) -Kramnik,V (2787) Wijk aan Zee 2018}) 8. Re1 O-O 9. h3 h6 10. Nbd2 Re8 11. Nf1 Be6 {LiveBook: 11 Games. The position is equal.} 12. Bxe6 Rxe6 13. Be3 Bxe3 14. Nxe3 d5 15. Qc2 a5 16. Rad1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 16. Re2) 16... Qd7 17. Qb3 { [%cal Re4d5]} Rd8 18. exd5 ({Don't go for} 18. Qxb7 $2 Rb8 $19) 18... Nxd5 19. d4 (19. Ng4 {keeps more tension.} Qd6 20. g3 b6 21. Kg2 Qe7 22. Ne3) 19... exd4 20. Nxd5 {[#] Rxe6 is the strong threat.} Qxd5 21. Qxb7 Rxe1+ $1 22. Rxe1 dxc3 23. bxc3 Qd6 24. Qb5 g6 25. Nd4 Nxd4 26. cxd4 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} Qb4 27. Re8+ Rxe8 28. Qxe8+ Kg7 29. Qe5+ Kg8 30. Qe8+ Kg7 31. Qe5+ Kg8 32. Qe8+ Kg7 {Precision: White = 52%, Black = 91%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.25"] [Round "7"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E06"] [WhiteElo "2767"] [BlackElo "2780"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "112"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,112,-10,-20,-4,-15,0,0,-6,-8,0,0,25,22,25,4,31,37,37,39,33,31,26,26, 27,28,26,30,34,8,17,17,33,18,25,2,2,2,2,2,49,41,41,22,19,22,60,2,2,1,10,10,19, 18,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41, 41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41]} 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 Bd7 9. Qxc4 Bc6 10. Bf4 Bd6 {E05: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3 Be7} 11. Nc3 Bxf4 12. gxf4 a5 13. e3 {[#] LiveBook: 3 Games} Nbd7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13... Na6 14. Rac1 Nb4 15. Rfd1 Ra6 16. Qe2 Nbd5 17. Nb5 Ne7 18. Nd2 Bxg2 19. Kxg2 {1/2-1/2 (26) Ivanchuk,V (2710)-Dominguez Perez, L (2723) Varadero 2016}) 14. Kh1 Ra6 15. Rg1 Rb6 16. Qe2 Ne4 17. Qc2 f5 18. Nxe4 Bxe4 19. Qc3 Bxf3 20. Bxf3 Nf6 21. Qxa5 Rxb2 22. Rg2 Nd5 23. Bxd5 exd5 24. Qc3 Rb6 $1 25. a5 Rb5 26. Rg5 Rf6 27. Qc2 g6 28. h4 {[%cal Bh2h4,Bh4h5][%mdl 32]} Qe7 29. h5 Qe4+ 30. Qxe4 dxe4 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} 31. Rgg1 c5 32. dxc5 Rxc5 33. Rab1 Rxa5 34. Rxb7 Rfa6 35. Rbb1 (35. Rc1 $14 Ra1 36. Rxa1 Rxa1+ 37. Kg2) 35... Kg7 36. Kg2 Ra7 37. Rh1 h6 38. Kg3 R5a6 39. Kh4 {White is slightly better.} gxh5 40. Kxh5 Rg6 41. Rhg1 Rxg1 42. Rxg1+ $14 {KR-KR} Kh7 43. Rg6 Ra1 $1 {[%cal Ra1h1] [#]} 44. Rxh6+ Kg7 {White must now prevent ...Rh1+.} 45. Rb6 {And now Kg5 would win.} Rg1 $1 46. Kh4 (46. Ra6 {is more complex.} Kf7 47. Ra2 Kf6 48. Kh4 Rg4+ 49. Kh3) 46... Kf7 47. Kh3 Rg8 48. Kh2 Ke7 49. Rh6 Kf7 50. Rh3 Kf6 51. Rg3 (51. Kh1 {feels hotter.} Rb8 52. Rh5 Rb2 53. Kg2 Ra2 54. Rh6+) 51... Rh8+ 52. Kg2 Ra8 53. Rh3 Rg8+ 54. Kf1 Ra8 55. Rh6+ Ke7 56. Rc6 Ra1+ {Precision: White = 74%, Black = 63%.} 1/2-1/2

Round8

Round 8 (August 26, 2018)
Caruana, Fabiano - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 39 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 58 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Grischuk, Alexander - So, Wesley ½-½ 36 A02 From's Gambit and Bird's Opening
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 41 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Nakamura, Hikaru - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 42 E10 Blumenfeld Counter Gambit
[Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.26"] [Round "8"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D37"] [WhiteElo "2822"] [BlackElo "2768"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "78"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] 1.d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. Bd3 Bb4+ {D37: Queen's Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4} 11. Nd2 Nc6 (11... d4 12. e4 Na6 13. O-O Nc5 14. Nb3 Be6 15. Nxc5 Bxc5 16. Qe2 Rc8 17. Bd2 Re8 18. Kh1 {0-1 (51) Caruana,F (2822)-Nakamura,H (2777) Saint Louis 2018}) 12. O-O Be7 13. a3 {LiveBook: 5 Games} g6 14. Rc1 Bf6 15. b4 Qe7 {[#]} 16. Nf3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 16. Bb5 Ne5 17. Nb3 Bg4 18. f3 {1/2-1/2 (63) Bindrich,F (2598)-Zatonskih,A (2424) Douglas 2017}) 16... Rd8 17. h3 Ne5 18. Nxe5 Bxe5 19. Qd2 a5 20. bxa5 Bxf4 21. exf4 Qxa3 22. Ra1 Qd6 23. Rfb1 Qf6 24. Ra2 Rd6 25. Rc2 Rc6 26. Rxc6 bxc6 27. Qb4 ({Better is} 27. Bf1 $14) 27... Qd8 $11 {The position is equal.} 28. Ra1 {Black must now prevent a6.} Ba6 29. Bxa6 Rxa6 { [%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} 30. f5 d4 31. fxg6 hxg6 32. Rd1 Rxa5 {Threatens to win with ...c5.} 33. Rxd4 Rd5 34. Re4 Rd1+ 35. Kh2 Qd6+ 36. Qxd6 Rxd6 37. Re7 Rd2 38. Rc7 Rxf2 39. Rxc6 Ra2 {Precision: White = 70%, Black = 69%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.26"] [Round "8"] [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D70"] [WhiteElo "2801"] [BlackElo "2842"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "116"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 11,116,18,15,9,10,16,20,27,25,30,33,24,15,16,30,39,32,26,35,22,31,16,16, 16,16,12,20,14,16,2,19,19,19,14,14,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-14,-16,-12,0,0,0,0,0, -8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-7,-7,-49,0,0,0,-12,-12,-22,-12,-14,-12,-22,0, -45,-45,-45,-45,-45,-45,-45,-23,-23,-23,-23,-23,-23,-23,-23,-23,-23,0,-23,0, -23,0,-23,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 c6 5. Bg2 d5 6. Nbd2 a5 { LiveBook: 3 Games. D73: Fianchetto Grünfeld: 5 Nf3} 7. b3 a4 8. Ba3 axb3 { The position is equal.} 9. axb3 O-O 10. O-O Re8 11. e3 Bf5 12. Qe2 {[#] Hoping for Bxe7!} Na6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12... Nbd7 13. cxd5 cxd5 14. h3 {0-1 (33) Wojtaszek,R (2734)-Ivanchuk,V (2726) Berlin 2015}) 13. Ne5 Ne4 14. cxd5 cxd5 15. Nxe4 Bxe4 16. Bxe4 dxe4 17. Qb5 Rb8 $1 18. Qc4 Bxe5 19. dxe5 Qd3 20. Rac1 Qxc4 21. Rxc4 b5 22. Rc6 ({But not} 22. Rxe4 b4 $15) 22... Ra8 $1 {Threatens to win with ...Nb8.} 23. Rfc1 Nb8 24. Rc8 Kf8 25. Bb4 {R1c7 is the strong threat.} Na6 26. Rxa8 Rxa8 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 27. Ba5 Ke8 28. Rc6 Kd7 29. Rb6 $1 Nc5 30. b4 Nd3 {[#]} 31. e6+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} fxe6 32. Rxb5 Rc8 33. Rb7+ Kd6 34. b5 Rc1+ 35. Kg2 Rc2 36. Kg1 g5 37. Rb8 Rb2 ({Much worse is } 37... Nxf2 $6 38. Rd8+ Ke5 39. b6 $16) 38. Rd8+ Kc5 39. b6 Rb5 40. Kg2 g4 41. h3 h5 42. hxg4 hxg4 43. Bc3 e5 44. Rg8 Kc4 45. Rc8+ Kd5 46. Rd8+ Kc5 47. Rc8+ ( 47. Rg8 {keeps more tension.}) 47... Kxb6 48. Rb8+ Kc5 49. Rxb5+ Kxb5 $15 { KB-KN} 50. Kf1 Ka4 (50... Kc6 {seems wilder.} 51. Be1 Kd6 52. Ke2 Ke6 53. Bd2 Kf6) 51. Ke2 e6 52. Kf1 Kb3 53. Ba5 Kc2 54. Ke2 Nc1+ 55. Ke1 Nd3+ 56. Ke2 Nc1+ 57. Ke1 Nd3+ 58. Ke2 Nc1+ {Precision: White = 67%, Black = 65%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.26"] [Round "8"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C67"] [WhiteElo "2779"] [BlackElo "2767"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "82"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 20,82,24,0,16,12,18,9,20,0,7,10,5,11,12,12,16,0,0,-25,-24,-12,-14,-26,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 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. Rd1+ Ke8 10. Nc3 {[%cal Bb1c3,Bc3e2,Be2d4][%mdl 32]} Be7 11. Ne2 {LiveBook: 11 Partien. C67: Spanische Partie (Berliner Verteidigung)} Nh4 12. Nxh4 Bxh4 13. Nd4 $146 ({Vorgänger:} 13. Be3 Be7 14. a4 h5 15. a5 h4 16. Nd4 Rh5 17. a6 Rxe5 18. Bf4 Rd5 {1/2-1/2 (59) Vachier Lagrave,M (2796)-So, W (2812) Paris 2017}) 13... a6 14. Bf4 c5 15. Ne2 Bf5 16. c4 Rd8 17. Nc3 Rd7 18. Be3 b6 19. Nd5 Kd8 20. g3 Be7 $1 21. a3 Bc2 22. Rd2 {Die Stellung ist ausgeglichen.} Bb3 23. Rc1 a5 24. Rc3 a4 25. e6 fxe6 26. Nxe7 Kxe7 27. Bg5+ Ke8 28. Rcd3 $1 {[%cal Rd3d7]} Rxd3 29. Rxd3 $11 {[%mdl 4096] [#] Endspiel Droht stark Td8+. KTL-KTL} Rf8 30. Rd8+ Kf7 31. Rxf8+ Kxf8 {KL-KL} 32. Bd8 Bxc4 33. Bxc7 b5 34. Bd6+ Kf7 35. Bxc5 e5 36. f3 Bd5 37. Kf2 g6 38. Bb4 Bc6 39. Bc5 Bd5 40. Bb4 Bc6 41. Bc5 Bb7 {Precision: Weiß = 72%, Schwarz = 78%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.26"] [Round "8"] [White "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E10"] [WhiteElo "2777"] [BlackElo "2773"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "83"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 25,83,0,-11,-7,-10,0,-22,-29,16,24,17,18,59,60,29,21,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,-8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7 8. Nc3 c6 9. Bf4 dxc4 10. e4 Re8 {E07: Closed Catalan: Main Line (5 Nf3 0-0 6 0-0 Nbd7)} 11. a4 b6 12. d5 exd5 13. exd5 Bb7 $1 {[%cal Rf6d5] [#] LiveBook: 3 Games} 14. a5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} bxa5 {[%cal Rc6d5]} 15. d6 Bf8 16. Nd2 {[#]} Nd5 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 16... Nb6 17. Nde4 Nxe4 18. Nxe4 {1-0 (40) Zontakh,A (2521) -Grigoryan,A (2616) Legnica 2013}) 17. Nxd5 cxd5 {[#]} 18. Nxc4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} dxc4 19. Bxb7 Rb8 20. Bd5 Ne5 {The position is equal.} 21. d7 Qxd7 22. Rxa5 Rbd8 {White must now prevent ...Bb4.} 23. Bxe5 $1 Bb4 24. Ra4 a5 25. Bc3 $1 { [%cal Rc3b4]} Bxc3 26. bxc3 Qxd5 27. Qxd5 Rxd5 28. Rxc4 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} Ra8 29. Ra1 Kf8 30. Raa4 Ra7 31. Rc8+ Ke7 32. c4 Re5 33. h4 Kd6 34. Kg2 h5 35. Rd8+ Ke7 36. Rc8 g6 37. Rb8 Kd6 38. Rb6+ Kc5 39. Rb5+ Kd6 { Strongly threatening ...Rxb5.} 40. Rb6+ Kc5 41. Rb5+ Kd6 {Hoping for ...Rxb5.} 42. Rb6+ {Precision: White = 73%, Black = 84%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.26"] [Round "8"] [White "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A02"] [WhiteElo "2766"] [BlackElo "2780"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "70"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 13,70,0,0,0,0,-5,0,0,1,12,26,28,39,32,31,7,8,2,4,8,5,0,0,-17,-18,-16, -17,-17,-18,-39,0,-6,0,-87,-92,-81,-85,-119,-103,-98,-102,-83,-79,-100,-79,-85, -67,-129,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. f4 Nf6 2. Nf3 b6 3. b3 Bb7 4. e3 g6 5. Bb2 Bg7 6. g3 O-O 7. Bg2 c5 {LiveBook: 6 Games} 8. c4 {A02: Bird's Opening} (8. O-O d6 9. a4 a6 10. Qe2 Qc7 11. d3 Nc6 12. e4 b5 13. axb5 axb5 14. Nc3 b4 15. Na4 Nd7 16. Bxg7 Kxg7 17. Qe3 Nb6 18. Nxb6 Qxb6 {1/2-1/2 (18) Gajic,M (2362) -Drazic,S (2411) Novi Sad 2018}) 8... d5 9. O-O Nc6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9... e6 10. Qe2 Nc6 11. d3 Qe7 12. Nbd2 Rfd8 13. Rad1 a5 14. Ne5 a4 15. Ndf3 axb3 16. axb3 Ra2 17. Nxc6 Bxc6 18. Bxf6 Rxe2 19. Bxe7 Re8 20. Bd6 {1-0 (20) Hoffmann,H (2236)-Gerhardt,P (2122) Boeblingen 2001}) 10. Qe2 Rc8 11. d3 d4 12. exd4 Nxd4 13. Nxd4 Bxg2 14. Kxg2 {[#] Hoping for Nf3.} cxd4 15. Na3 Nd7 16. Nc2 Nc5 17. f5 Qd7 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black has some pressure.} 18. g4 b5 {[#] White must now prevent ...bxc4.} 19. Ba3 a5 20. Bxc5 Rxc5 21. Rae1 bxc4 (21... Bf6 { feels hotter.} 22. Kh1 gxf5 23. gxf5 bxc4 24. bxc4 Kh8) 22. bxc4 gxf5 {...Re5 is the strong threat.} 23. gxf5 (23. Qxe7 $11 {keeps the balance.} Qxe7 24. Rxe7) 23... Rxf5 $17 24. Rxf5 Qxf5 25. Qf3 Qg5+ 26. Kh1 Kh8 27. Rg1 Qh6 28. Qd5 Qd2 29. Nxd4 Qxa2 30. Qe4 ({White should try} 30. Nc6 $15) 30... Qb2 (30... Qf2 $17 31. Nf5 Bf6) 31. Nf5 $1 $11 {The position is equal.} Be5 {[%csl Ge5][%cal Rb2h2]} 32. Rg2 Qc1+ 33. Rg1 Qb2 {[%csl Ge5][%cal Rb2h2]} 34. Rg2 Qc1+ 35. Rg1 Qb2 {Precision: White = 49%, Black = 59%.} 1/2-1/2

Round9

Round 9 (August 27, 2018)
Aronian, Levon - Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 34 A46 Queen's Pawn Opening
Carlsen, Magnus - Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 97 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Anand, Viswanathan - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 59 C80 Ruy Lopez Open
So, Wesley - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 35 C42 Petroff's Defence
Karjakin, Sergey - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 119 D86 Gruenfeld Simagin
[Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.18"] [Round "1"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C55"] [WhiteElo "2822"] [BlackElo "2766"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "133"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. Re1 d6 7. a4 Kh8 8. Nc3 {C55: Two Knights: 4 d3, 4 d4 exd4 5 e5 and Max Lange Attack} Ng8 9. Nd5 f5 10. h3 fxe4 (10... Nf6 11. Ng5 Nxd5 12. Nxh7 Nf6 13. Nxf6 g6 14. Nd5 f4 15. c3 Kg7 {1/2-1/2 (34) Kryvoruchko, Y (2703)-Maghsoodloo,P (2615) Sharjah 2018}) 11. dxe4 Nf6 {LiveBook: 6 Games} 12. a5 a6 13. Ra3 Be6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13... Nxd5 14. exd5 Nb8 15. Bd3 Nd7 {1-0 (35) Howell,D (2593)-Pavlidis,A (2322) Vung Tau 2008}) 14. Nxf6 Bxc4 15. Nd5 Bb5 16. Be3 Qd7 17. Nd2 Nd8 {[%cal Bc6d8,Bd8e6,Be6d4,Bd4f3][%mdl 32]} 18. c4 Bc6 19. Qg4 Ne6 20. b4 Rae8 21. Nf3 Bd8 22. h4 h6 23. h5 Nd4 24. Qxd7 Nxf3+ 25. gxf3 Bxd7 26. Kg2 Rf7 27. Rh1 Ref8 28. Bc1 c6 29. Nb6 Be6 {...Bxb6 is the strong threat.} 30. Rd1 Bxb6 31. axb6 Rf6 32. Rad3 Bxc4 (32... Rd8 $11) 33. Rxd6 $14 Rxf3 34. Be3 R3f7 {[#] And now ...Be2 would win.} 35. R1d2 Kh7 36. Rd7 Rxd7 37. Rxd7 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} Rf7 {[#]} 38. Rc7 $1 Be6 ({ Better is} 38... g6 $14) 39. Bd2 $16 g6 (39... Kg8 $16) 40. Bc3 $18 g5 ({ Weaker is} 40... gxh5 41. Bxe5 Kg8 42. f4 $14) 41. Bxe5 Kg8 42. f3 Bb3 (42... Rxc7 $16 43. bxc7 c5) 43. Kf2 Be6 44. Ke3 Kf8 45. f4 (45. Bd4 $18) 45... gxf4+ $16 46. Bxf4 Ke8 47. Bxh6 {Threatens to win with Bg5.} Bg4 48. Bf4 {aiming for h6.} Bxh5 49. Rc8+ Kd7 50. Rh8 Bg4 51. Bc7 (51. Rg8 $16 Bh5 52. Ra8) 51... Rf3+ (51... c5 $1 $11) 52. Kd4 $14 Rh3 53. Rb8 (53. Rg8 {with more complications.} Be2 54. e5 Ke6 55. Rg6+ Kf7 56. Rf6+) 53... c5+ 54. bxc5 (54. Kxc5 $14 Ke6 55. Bd6 (55. Rxb7 Be2 $11) 55... Rc3+ 56. Kd4) 54... Kc6 $11 55. Bd6 Bd7 56. Ke5 Rh6 57. Rg8 a5 58. Kf4 a4 59. Ra8 Rh4+ 60. Ke3 Kb5 61. e5 Bc6 62. Kd3 {The position is equal.} Rh3+ 63. Kd2 Rh2+ 64. Kd3 Rh3+ 65. Kd2 Rh2+ 66. Kd3 Rh3+ 67. Kd2 {Precision: White = 52%, Black = 65%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.18"] [Round "1"] [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D30"] [WhiteElo "2801"] [BlackElo "2780"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "101"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 11,101,7,10,11,12,1,26,20,25,23,32,18,34,37,45,-10,23,33,81,76,79,59,81, 78,94,57,85,75,117,126,145,137,139,157,150,140,139,146,138,74,63,0,141,136,150, 145,156,151,165,141,130,109,181,137,70,37,38,8,8,5,5,6,552,552,29963,29964, 29977,29976,29976,29977,29977,0,4618,0,29977,29978,29975,29974,29974,29975, 29975,29976,29976,29974,29980,29981,29981,29982,29982,29983,29991,29992]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 O-O 6. Qc2 {D30: Queen's Gambit Declined: Systems without Nc3} h6 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 7. Bxf6 Bxf6 8. h4 { [%cal Bh2h4,Bh4h5][%mdl 32] The position is equal.} g6 9. Nc3 c5 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 9... c6 10. O-O-O Nd7 11. Kb1 Bg7 12. Bd3 a6 13. cxd5 cxd5 14. e4 dxe4 15. Bxe4 Qb6 16. g4 Rd8 17. Na4 Qa5 18. g5 h5 {0-1 (58) Jakovenko,D (2738) -Bacrot,E (2704) Montpellier 2015}) 10. dxc5 dxc4 11. h5 {Hoping for Rd1.} g5 12. Bxc4 Qa5 13. Rc1 (13. Nd2 $14) 13... Nd7 14. O-O $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is under pressure.} Bxc3 15. Qxc3 Qxc3 16. Rxc3 Nxc5 17. Ne5 b6 18. f4 Ne4 19. Rd3 $1 Ng3 20. Rf3 $1 {[%cal Rf3g3]} Ne4 21. Rd4 $1 Bb7 22. f5 $1 {[%cal Rf5e6]} Nf6 23. Rf1 ({Much weaker is} 23. fxe6 Bxf3 24. exf7+ Kg7 $11) 23... Rae8 24. fxe6 fxe6 25. Ng6 (25. Rd6 $142) 25... Rf7 $16 26. Ne5 (26. Bb5 $1 $14 Rc8 27. Ne7+ Rxe7 28. Rxf6) 26... Rff8 27. Rd6 {aiming for Ng6.} Bd5 28. Rxf6 $1 Rxf6 29. Bxd5 exd5 30. Rxf6 Rxe5 31. Rxh6 Rxe3 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KR-KR} (31... g4 $16 {is a better defense.}) 32. Rg6+ Kh7 (32... Kh8 $16) 33. Rxg5 (33. Kf2 $5 { [%cal Rf2e3]} Re8 34. Rxg5 $16) 33... Re2 $1 34. Rxd5 {Threatens to win with Rb5.} Rxb2 35. Kh2 Rxa2 36. Kh3 {Black should prevent g4.} a5 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (36... Kh6 $11) 37. g4 $18 {[%cal Bg2g4,Bg4g5,Bg5g6][%mdl 32]} a4 38. g5 $1 { [%cal Rg5g6]} a3 39. Rd7+ Kg8 40. Rd8+ Kh7 {[#]} 41. Rd7+ (41. g6+ $142 $1 Kh6 42. Rd7 Rc2 43. Rh7+ Kg5 44. g7 Rc3+ 45. Kg2 Rc2+ 46. Kf3 Rc3+ 47. Ke2) 41... Kg8 42. Rd8+ (42. h6 $18 Rc2 43. g6 Rc3+ 44. Kg4 Rc4+ 45. Kf5 Rc5+ 46. Kf4 Rc4+ 47. Ke5 Rc5+ 48. Kd6) 42... Kh7 $1 {[#]} 43. g6+ $1 {White mates.} Kh6 44. Rh8+ Kg7 45. Rh7+ Kg8 46. Ra7 Ra1 47. Kg2 Rc1 48. h6 ({Weaker is} 48. Rxa3 Rc5 $18) 48... Rc8 49. Rxa3 b5 50. Ra7 Rb8 51. Kg3 {Precision: White = 66%, Black = 49%. } 1-0 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.18"] [Round "1"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B30"] [WhiteElo "2779"] [BlackElo "2842"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "74"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 9,74,34,29,28,24,33,45,45,45,43,45,50,47,47,45,45,51,49,45,49,49,26,26, 11,6,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-29,-29,-51,-29,-61,-40,-40,-40,-43,-43,-44,-22,-22,-14, -22,-22,-22,-14,-22,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 {[%cal Bg1f3,Bf3h2,Bh2f1,Bf1e3][%mdl 32]} Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. Bc4 g6 {[%cal Bg7g6,Bg6g5] [%mdl 32]} (4... Be7 5. d3 Nf6 6. Ng5 O-O 7. f4 exf4 8. Bxf4 d5 9. exd5 Nd4 10. Nge4 b5 11. d6 Nxe4 12. dxe7 Qxe7 13. Nxe4 bxc4 14. O-O cxd3 15. cxd3 {1/2-1/2 (23) Navara,D (2745)-Radjabov,T (2748) Shamkir 2018}) 5. h4 {[%cal Bh2h4,Bh4h5] [%mdl 32]} h6 6. h5 {Strongly threatening hxg6. B30: Sicilian: 2...Nc6 3 Bb5, lines without ...g6} g5 $1 7. Nh2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 7. d3 Bg7 8. a3 d6 9. Nd2 Nf6 10. f3 Be6 11. Nf1 Ne7 12. Bxe6 fxe6 {0-1 (31) Gulamali,K (2356) -Marosi,L (2222) Budapest 2015}) 7... Nf6 8. d3 {White is slightly better.} d6 9. Nf1 Bg4 10. f3 Be6 11. Ne3 Bg7 12. Ncd5 O-O 13. c3 Rb8 14. a4 a6 15. g4 b5 16. axb5 axb5 17. Bb3 Ne7 18. Nxe7+ Qxe7 19. O-O Qb7 20. Bxe6 fxe6 21. c4 b4 22. b3 Nd7 {[%cal Bf6d7,Bd7b8,Bb8c6][%mdl 32]} 23. Qe2 Rbd8 24. Nc2 Nb8 25. Be3 Nc6 26. Kg2 Rf7 27. Ra4 {The position is equal.} Rdf8 28. Bg1 Bf6 29. Rfa1 Bd8 30. Ra8 Rxf3 (30... Kg7 {is interesting.} 31. Ne1 Bb6 32. Rxf8 Rxf8 33. Qa2 Na5 ) 31. Qxf3 Rxf3 32. Kxf3 Kg7 33. Ke2 Bb6 34. R8a6 Kf7 35. Ra8 Kg7 36. R8a6 Kf7 37. Ra8 Kg7 {Precision: White = 73%, Black = 75%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.18"] [Round "1"] [White "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D37"] [WhiteElo "2777"] [BlackElo "2768"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "57"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 25,57,18,12,9,15,3,14,20,35,16,31,18,40,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-12,0,0,0,0, 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. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. a3 Nc6 11. Bd3 Bb6 12. O-O Bg4 13. h3 { D37: Queen's Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4} Bh5 {[#] LiveBook: 103 Games} 14. Bb5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14. b4 a6 15. Rb1 d4 16. b5 axb5 17. Rxb5 Bxf3 18. Qb1 Bc7 19. Bxh7+ Kh8 20. gxf3 Bxf4 21. exf4 Ne7 22. Rh5 Ra5 23. Bf5+ Kg8 24. Bh7+ Kh8 25. Bf5+ Kg8 26. Bh7+ {1/2-1/2 (26) Inarkiev,E (2727)-Nakamura,H (2786) Moscow 2017 }) 14... Rc8 15. Rc1 h6 16. b4 Re8 17. Bd3 Bxf3 18. Qxf3 Ne5 19. Qe2 (19. Bxe5 {is more complex.} Rxe5 20. Qf4 Rxc1 21. Rxc1 Re7 22. Rd1) 19... Rxc1 {The position is equal.} 20. Rxc1 Nxd3 21. Qxd3 d4 22. exd4 Bxd4 23. Qd2 Qf6 24. Bg3 Rd8 {And now ...Bb2 would win.} 25. Qe2 Qg5 26. Rd1 Qxg3 {[#]} 27. Rxd4 $1 { [%mdl 512]} Qc7 (27... Rxd4 28. fxg3) 28. Rxd8+ Qxd8 29. g3 {Precision: White = 66%, Black = 68%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.18"] [Round "1"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C67"] [WhiteElo "2767"] [BlackElo "2773"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "137"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 25,137,4,7,0,0,17,14,14,22,21,21,20,20,18,18,0,0,0,25,16,12,0,7,0,0,0, 18,13,27,7,41,43,33,35,39,37,46,45,55,58,58,53,57,4,66,66,66,66,54,54,98,54,95, 75,108,102,153,135,220,221,211,150,154,150,150,141,178,161,211,207,271,271,271, 271,303,277,279,208,438,352,1093,1109,683,608,5128,5054,4297,4616,4442,3980, 5631,3180,6295,2259,12833,2298,12837,11702,12837,12838,12838,12839,12839,12839, 12840,12839,12840,12840,12841,12841,12841,12842,12842,12842]} 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. Nc3 Ke8 10. h3 h5 {C67: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence: 4 0-0 Nxe4} 11. Bg5 (11. Bf4 Be7 12. Rad1 Be6 13. Ng5 Rh6 14. Rfe1 Bb4 15. a3 Bxc3 16. bxc3 Rd8 17. Rxd8+ Kxd8 18. g4 hxg4 19. hxg4 {1/2-1/2 (37) Vachier Lagrave,M (2779)-Karjakin,S (2773) Saint Louis 2018}) 11... Be6 12. Rfd1 Be7 13. Rd2 Rd8 {LiveBook: 8 Games. And now ...Bxg5 would win.} 14. Rxd8+ Kxd8 15. Rd1+ Ke8 16. b3 h4 17. Bc1 a5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 17... b6 18. Ne2 {1/2-1/2 (56) Sjugirov,S (2647) -Georgescu,T (2492) Iasi 2014}) 18. Ne2 Bd5 19. Ne1 Be6 20. Nf4 Bc8 21. Nf3 Rh6 22. Nh2 Rh8 23. Ng4 Nh6 24. Ne3 Nf5 25. Nc4 g5 26. Ne2 b6 27. Nd2 Ng7 28. Ne4 Ne6 29. Nf6+ Bxf6 $1 30. exf6 Rg8 31. f3 Rg6 32. Bb2 Bd7 33. Nc1 c5 34. Be5 ( 34. Nd3 $14 Nd4 35. c3) 34... Kd8 (34... Nd4 $1 $11) 35. Nd3 $1 $14 Kc8 36. Bb2 {aiming for Ne5.} Be8 37. Re1 Rg8 38. Re4 Kd8 39. Kf2 Nf8 40. Ne5 Nh7 ({ Black should try} 40... Ne6) 41. f4 Rh8 (41... gxf4 $16 42. Rxf4 Kc8) 42. Nf3 $18 gxf4 43. Rxf4 Nf8 44. Rxh4 Rxh4 45. Nxh4 $16 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBN-KBN} Bc6 46. Ke3 Kd7 47. g4 Ng6 48. Nxg6 fxg6 $18 {KB-KB} 49. Be5 b5 50. Bxc7 a4 51. Bb6 axb3 $2 (51... g5 52. f7 (52. Bxc5 Ke6 $18) 52... Ke7 53. Bd8+ (53. Bxc5+ Kxf7 54. Kf2 Be4 $16) 53... Kxf7 54. Bxg5 b4) 52. cxb3 g5 $2 (52... c4 53. bxc4 bxc4) 53. Bxc5 {f7 would kill now.White is clearly winning.} Ke6 54. Bd4 Bg2 { [#]} 55. h4 $1 gxh4 56. Kf4 Kf7 57. g5 h3 58. Kg3 Kg6 59. Be3 (59. a4 $142 bxa4 60. bxa4) 59... Kf7 60. Bd2 (60. a4 $142 bxa4 61. bxa4) 60... Kg6 61. a4 bxa4 62. bxa4 {[%cal Bb3a4,Ba4a5][%mdl 32]} Kf7 63. a5 Bf1 64. Bf4 Kg6 65. Kg4 Kf7 66. Kf5 Bd3+ {[#]} 67. Ke5 $1 {[%cal Re5d4]} Be2 68. Kd6 Bd3 69. Kc5 { Precision: White = 72%, Black = 35%.} 1-0 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.19"] [Round "2"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A13"] [WhiteElo "2842"] [BlackElo "2773"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "175"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 23,175,21,25,0,0,-3,0,0,17,14,19,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,4,0,0,0,18,13,29,29,26, 16,27,27,29,5,24,20,35,22,35,0,0,0,13,6,18,0,15,12,21,16,16,13,38,0,0,0,10,8, 14,14,18,17,19,19,31,26,35,17,25,17,82,70,69,25,25,25,25,19,24,24,25,25,43,47, 52,25,25,25,56,36,57,42,118,118,107,60,160,33,62,29,34,19,61,51,51,53,72,9,92, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,495,472,1582,1737,1596,1655, 1679,1421,1800,1743,1605,1257,2113,1850,2802,3511,2693,2464,1502,2445,3612, 3154]} 1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 Bb4 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 O-O 5. Nf3 d5 6. a3 Be7 7. d4 dxc4 8. Ne5 Nc6 {A17: English Opening: 1...Nf6 with ...Bb4} 9. Bxc6 bxc6 10. Nxc6 Qe8 11. Nxe7+ Qxe7 12. Qa4 c5 {LiveBook: 13 Games} 13. dxc5 $146 ({Predecessor: } 13. Qxc4 cxd4 14. Qxd4 e5 15. Qh4 Qe6 16. O-O {1/2-1/2 (51) Moiseenko,A (2648)-Karjakin,S (2774) Almaty 2016}) 13... Qxc5 14. Be3 Qc7 15. Rd1 Nd5 16. Bd4 Rd8 17. Nxd5 exd5 18. Qc2 Qe7 19. O-O Bh3 20. Rfe1 Rd7 21. Bc3 Re8 22. Rd4 Qg5 (22... h6 {with more complications.} 23. e4 Qd8 24. f3 dxe4 25. Rexe4 Rxd4 26. Bxd4 Re6) 23. Qd2 Qxd2 (23... Qd8 {seems wilder.} 24. Qf4 Be6 25. e4 dxe4 26. Rdxe4 Rd1) 24. Rxd2 Be6 25. Red1 Rde7 26. f3 h5 27. Kf2 f6 28. Rd4 Kh7 29. R1d2 Bf7 30. h3 a6 31. Rf4 Kg8 32. Bd4 Kh7 33. Bc3 Kg8 34. g4 hxg4 35. hxg4 Kh7 36. Rf5 Rb7 37. Rfxd5 Bxd5 38. Rxd5 $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRB} Kg6 39. Rc5 Rh8 40. Kg3 Rb6 41. Rxc4 Rh1 42. Rc7 Rc1 {With the idea ...Rxb2!} 43. Rd7 Rc6 44. a4 {[%cal Ba3a4,Ba4a5][%mdl 32]} Rg1+ 45. Kf2 Ra1 (45... Rh1 $11 { remains equal.}) 46. a5 $1 $16 Ra4 47. Kg3 Rac4 48. Ra7 Re6 49. e4 Rc8 50. Rd7 Rec6 51. f4 {[%cal Bf3f4,Bf4f5][%mdl 32]} R8c7 52. f5+ Kh7 53. Rd8 Rc8 54. Rd3 Re8 55. Rd4 Rc7 56. Kf4 Rce7 ({Black should play} 56... Rec8 $1 $14) 57. Rc4 Kh6 58. Kf3 {Strongly threatening e5!} Rd7 {[#]} (58... Rd8 $14) 59. Bd4 (59. e5 $1 $16 {[%mdl 512]}) 59... Kh7 $14 60. b4 Rd6 61. Ke3 Kh6 62. Rc1 { Threatening mate with Rh1+.} Kh7 $1 63. Bb6 Rd7 64. Bc5 (64. Rc6 $16) 64... Red8 (64... Kg8 $11) 65. Rh1+ ({Better is} 65. g5 $1 $16) 65... Kg8 $11 66. Kf4 Re8 67. Re1 g5+ 68. fxg6 Kg7 69. g5 {Threatens to win with Rh1.} Kxg6 70. gxf6 Kxf6 71. Rh1 Rf7 72. Ke3 {Rh6+ is the strong threat.} Ke6 73. Rh4 Rf6 74. Rh7 { aiming for Ra7.} Rf7 75. Rh5 Kd7 76. e5 {[%cal Be4e5,Be5e6,Be6e7][%mdl 32]} Rf1 77. Ke4 {And now Rh7+ would win.} Kc6 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (77... Re1+ $11 { and Black is okay.} 78. Kd5 Rd1+ 79. Kc4 Rc1+ 80. Kd4 Rd1+ 81. Kc3 Re6) 78. Rh6+ $18 {White is clearly winning.} Kb5 {[#]} (78... Kc7 $142 79. Rxa6 Re1+ 80. Kf3 Kd7) 79. Rb6+ $1 Kc4 80. e6 Re1+ 81. Kf5 Rf1+ {[#]} 82. Ke5 $1 Re1+ 83. Kf6 Rf1+ 84. Kg7 Ra8 85. e7 Re1 86. Kf7 Re4 87. Rd6 Rh8 88. Rxa6 {Precision: White = 58%, Black = 47%.} 1-0 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.19"] [Round "2"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D11"] [WhiteElo "2822"] [BlackElo "2767"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "76"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,76,0,-14,0,0,0,0,0,-4,0,0,0,-3,-3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-15,-18,-24,-24, -20,12,12,14,12,13,10,27,11,14,10,9,8,12,8,8,5,13,10,11,2,4,8,8,0,8,0,7]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Qb3 e6 5. g3 dxc4 6. Qxc4 b5 7. Qb3 Bb7 8. Bg2 a6 { D30: Queen's Gambit Declined: Systems without Nc3} 9. a4 c5 {[%cal Bc6c5,Bc5c4] [%mdl 32]} 10. axb5 c4 11. Qd1 axb5 12. Rxa8 Bxa8 13. O-O {LiveBook: 7 Games} Be7 14. b3 cxb3 15. Qxb3 {[#]} b4 $146 16. Bb2 Nbd7 17. Nbd2 O-O 18. Ra1 Qb8 19. Ne1 Bxg2 20. Kxg2 Rc8 21. e4 h5 {[%cal Bh7h5,Bh5h4][%mdl 32]} 22. Nd3 h4 23. Rc1 Rxc1 24. Nxc1 Qb5 25. Qd3 Qxd3 (25... Qb7 {is interesting.} 26. Ncb3 Qc7 27. Nc1 Nb6 28. Qb3 Qb7) 26. Nxd3 hxg3 27. hxg3 Nb6 28. Kf3 Nfd7 29. Nb3 Nc4 {The position is equal.} 30. Bc1 e5 31. dxe5 Ncxe5+ 32. Nxe5 Nxe5+ $11 { [%mdl 4096] Endgame KBN-KBN} 33. Ke2 Kf8 34. f4 Ng4 35. Kf3 Nh2+ 36. Kg2 Ng4 37. Kf3 Nh2+ 38. Kg2 Ng4 {Precision: White = 59%, Black = 80%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.19"] [Round "2"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E32"] [WhiteElo "2780"] [BlackElo "2777"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "62"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,62,0,0,9,18,0,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-9,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, -7,-8,-7,0,-2,0,-6,0,-8,0]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. d4 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 d5 7. Bg5 dxc4 {E36: Nimzo-Indian: Classical: 4...d5 5 a3} 8. Qxc4 b6 9. Rd1 Ba6 10. Qc2 (10. Qa4 h6 11. Bh4 Qe7 12. Nf3 Rd8 13. e3 Bxf1 14. Rxf1 c5 15. dxc5 Rxd1+ 16. Qxd1 bxc5 {1-0 (43) Mamedyarov,S (2801)-Caruana,F (2822) Saint Louis 2018}) 10... Nbd7 11. e4 Bxf1 {LiveBook: 10 Games. The position is equal.} 12. Kxf1 {Strongly threatening e5.} Qc8 13. Ne2 {[#]} h6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13... c5 14. f3 cxd4 15. Nxd4 Qxc2 16. Nxc2 {1-0 (60) Dreev,A (2649)-Bartel,M (2599) Plovdiv 2010}) 14. Bxf6 Nxf6 15. f3 Qb7 16. Rc1 c5 $1 17. dxc5 bxc5 18. Kf2 Rab8 19. Qxc5 Qxb2 20. Qxa7 Ra8 21. Qd4 Qxa3 22. Ra1 Qe7 23. Rxa8 Rxa8 24. Ra1 Rxa1 (24... Rc8 {looks sharper.} 25. Ra7 Rc7 26. Rxc7 Qxc7 27. g3 Nd7) 25. Qxa1 Qc5+ 26. Qd4 Qc7 27. h3 Nd7 28. Qc3 Qb6+ 29. Qd4 Qc7 30. Qc3 $1 {[%cal Rc3c7]} Qb6+ 31. Qd4 Qc7 {Precision: White = 76%, Black = 58%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.19"] [Round "2"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B96"] [WhiteElo "2768"] [BlackElo "2779"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "74"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 26,74,56,13,0,4,8,10,11,0,16,10,34,8,33,29,26,14,18,27,38,4,7,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 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 Nbd7 {[%cal Bb8d7,Bd7c5,Bc5d3][%mdl 32]} 12. O-O-O b5 13. g4 Bb7 14. h4 { LiveBook: 7 Games. next g5 is good for White.} Nc5 {[%cal Rc5e4]} 15. Bd3 {[#]} Nxd3+ $146 ({Predecessor:} 15... d5 16. e5 Nfe4 17. Bxe4 Nxe4 {1/2-1/2 (51) Caruana,F (2822)-Vachier Lagrave,M (2779) Saint Louis 2018}) 16. Rxd3 d5 { [%cal Rd5e4]} 17. e5 Ne4 18. Be1 O-O-O 19. g5 hxg5 20. hxg5 Qb6 21. Nce2 Kb8 22. Qg2 g6 23. Rxh8 Rxh8 {The position is equal.} 24. Bb4 Bxb4 25. axb4 a5 26. Rh3 Rc8 27. Qh2 axb4 28. Rh8 Qa7 {[%cal Ra7a1] [#]} 29. Rxc8+ Kxc8 {[%cal Ra7a1]} 30. Kb1 Nd2+ 31. Kc1 Nf1 {[%cal Ra7a1]} 32. Qh8+ Kd7 {[%cal Ra7a1] [#]} 33. Kb1 Nd2+ 34. Kc1 Ne4 {[%cal Ra7a1]} 35. Kb1 Nd2+ 36. Kc1 Ne4 {[%cal Ra7a1]} 37. Kb1 Nd2+ {Precision: White = 46%, Black = 73%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.19"] [Round "2"] [White "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C17"] [WhiteElo "2766"] [BlackElo "2801"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "48"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,48,27,25,18,25,35,21,24,21,14,12,0,0,0,0,0,0,-56,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0]} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Ba5 6. b4 cxd4 7. Qg4 Kf8 { C18: French: 3 Nc3 Bb4: Main line: 7 h4 and 7 Qg4} 8. Nb5 Bb6 (8... Bc7 9. Qg3 Nc6 10. f4 a6 11. Nxc7 Qxc7 12. Bb2 Nge7 13. Bd3 Nf5 14. Qf2 Bd7 15. Nf3 { 1-0 (29) Fedoseev,V (2724)-Mamedyarov,S (2809) Moscow 2018}) 9. Nf3 Nc6 10. Bb2 Nge7 11. Bd3 Ng6 {LiveBook: 7 Games} 12. Qg3 f6 {[%cal Rg6e5,Bf7f6,Bf6e5,Be5e4] [%mdl 32]} 13. Bxg6 ({Reject} 13. Nbxd4 Ncxe5 14. Nxe5 Nxe5 $17) ({Much worse is} 13. exf6 gxf6 14. Nbxd4 (14. Nfxd4 Nce5 $15) 14... Nxd4 $15) 13... hxg6 14. Nbxd4 Nxe5 15. Nxe5 fxe5 {[#]} 16. Nf3 $146 e4 $1 {[%cal Re4f3]} 17. Ne5 Kg8 $1 18. Qxg6 {[#] And now Nf7 would win.} Qe7 19. Ng4 ({Better is} 19. c4 $11) 19... Bd7 (19... e5 $1 $15 20. Nxe5 Be6) 20. Nf6+ $1 $11 {The position is equal.} Kf8 21. Nh7+ Kg8 22. Nf6+ $1 Kf8 23. Nh7+ Kg8 24. Nf6+ $1 Kf8 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.20"] [Round "3"] [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D37"] [WhiteElo "2801"] [BlackElo "2822"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "121"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,121,37,29,32,48,11,15,12,19,12,26,22,18,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,-3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-36,0,-13,0,0,0,0,-2,-6,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. e4 b5 (5... Bb4 6. Bxc4 Nxe4 7. O-O Nf6 8. Qa4+ Nc6 9. Ne5 Rb8 10. d5 exd5 11. Nxd5 Nxd5 12. Nxc6 bxc6 13. Qxc6+ Qd7 14. Bxd5 {1/2-1/2 (28) Aronian,L (2764)-Caruana,F (2822) Stavanger 2018}) 6. e5 {D24: Queen's Gambit Accepted: 3 Nf3 Nf6 4 Nc3} Nd5 7. Nxb5 Nb6 8. Be2 Nc6 9. O-O Be7 10. Be3 O-O {LiveBook: 15 Games} 11. Nc3 Rb8 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 11... Bb7 12. Na4 Na5 13. Bd2 {1/2-1/2 (51) Sjugirov,S (2650) -Grachev,B (2654) Sochi 2017}) 12. a3 Bb7 13. Qc2 Na5 14. Rad1 h6 15. Nd2 Qd7 16. f4 Nd5 17. Nxd5 Bxd5 18. Qc3 Rb5 19. Nxc4 Nxc4 20. Bxc4 Bxc4 21. Qxc4 Rxb2 22. d5 exd5 23. Rxd5 Qf5 24. a4 Rfb8 25. Rb5 c5 26. Rxb8+ Rxb8 27. Qd5 ({ Avoid the trap} 27. Bxc5 $2 Rc8 $19) 27... Rd8 28. Qc4 Rb8 29. Qd5 (29. Bxc5 $2 Rc8 $19) 29... Rd8 30. Qc4 a5 31. h3 ({Don't blunder} 31. Bxc5 $2 Rc8 $19) 31... h5 32. Rc1 ({Don't go for} 32. Bxc5 $2 Rc8 $19) 32... Rd3 33. Kf2 Qg6 34. g3 {The position is equal.} Qf5 35. Rb1 Ra3 36. Rb3 Rxb3 37. Qxb3 Qxh3 { Strongly threatening ...Qh2+.} 38. Qb8+ Kh7 {[#] Threatens to win with ...Qh2+. } 39. Qc7 Qe6 40. Qxa5 h4 41. gxh4 Bxh4+ 42. Ke2 Qc4+ 43. Kd2 Qa2+ 44. Kd1 Qb1+ 45. Ke2 c4 46. Qc3 Qe4 47. Kd1 {[#] Qc2 is the strong threat.} Qf3+ 48. Kc1 Bg3 49. Qd2 c3 50. Qd4 Be1 {Hoping for ...Qe2.} 51. Qd3+ g6 52. Kc2 Qg2+ 53. Kd1 Qh1 {White must now prevent ...Bd2+.} 54. Kc2 Qc6 55. Kd1 Bg3 56. Qd4 Qf3+ 57. Kc2 Be1 {aiming for ...Qe2+.} 58. Qd3 Qc6 59. Kd1 $1 {[%cal Rd1e1]} Bg3 60. Qd4 Qf3+ 61. Kc2 {Precision: White = 84%, Black = 81%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.20"] [Round "3"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C67"] [WhiteElo "2779"] [BlackElo "2780"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "88"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 25,88,29,16,16,15,9,15,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,5,5,5,4,5,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,7,7,7,7,7,0,7,0,0,0,7,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 {CB } 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 Be7 {C67: Spanische Partie (Berliner Verteidigung)} 10. Nc3 Nh4 11. Nxh4 Bxh4 12. Be3 h5 13. Rad1+ Ke8 $1 {LiveBook: 7 Partien} 14. Ne2 { Die Stellung ist ausgeglichen.} Be7 15. Rfe1 a6 16. Bf4 g5 {[#]} 17. Bh2 $146 ( {Vorgänger:} 17. Be3) 17... Rh6 18. e6 Bxe6 19. Bxc7 Rc8 20. Ba5 c5 21. Nc3 Rc6 {[#] Droht ...b6 und aus.} 22. Nd5 Bxd5 23. Rxd5 {[%csl Ga5][%cal Rd5d8]} Rhe6 24. Kf1 Rxe1+ 25. Bxe1 Rd6 26. Rxd6 Bxd6 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endspiel KL-KL} 27. g4 hxg4 28. hxg4 c4 29. Ke2 Kd7 30. Ke3 Bc5+ 31. Ke4 Ke6 $1 32. f3 b5 33. Ba5 f6 34. b3 cxb3 35. cxb3 Bf2 36. a4 Bc5 37. axb5 axb5 38. Bd2 Bb6 39. f4 gxf4 40. Bxf4 Bc5 41. Bd2 Bb6 42. Bf4 Bc5 43. Bd2 $1 Bb6 44. Bf4 Bc5 {Precision: Weiß = 70%, Schwarz = 77%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.20"] [Round "3"] [White "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Black "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C50"] [WhiteElo "2777"] [BlackElo "2766"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "178"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,178,0,-13,0,0,0,0,8,-17,-20,-24,-25,-20,-10,-35,-18,-42,-50,-52,-45, -86,-52,-58,-58,-64,-58,-75,-43,-61,-64,-77,-66,-70,-42,-60,-45,-52,-42,-67, -75,-69,-46,-94,-78,-98,-66,-65,-63,-80,-75,-86,-98,-95,-86,-91,-86,-244,-255, -313,-309,-285,-279,-328,-280,-266,-259,-311,-261,-299,-294,-256,-270,-259, -199,-266,-239,-246,-245,-294,-304,-387,-218,-229,-214,-335,-347,-331,-291, -300,-210,-210,-210,-210,-175,-177,-173,-173,-166,-166,-166,-166,-143,-150,0, -166,-166,-166,-180,-210,-210,-210,-200,-331,-331,-529,-331,-515,-495,-12828, -12829,-12824,-12808,-12827,-12831,-12831,-12830,-12831,-12831,-12834,-12834, -12835,-12835,-12835,-12834,-12835,-12835,-12835,-12835,-12836,-12836,-12839, -12840,-12840,-12841,-12841,-12841,-12842,-12840,-12842,-12842,-12843,-12844, -12844,-12845,-12845,-12845]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. O-O O-O 6. c3 d5 7. exd5 Nxd5 8. Re1 Bg4 9. Nbd2 Nb6 10. Bb5 Bd6 11. h3 Bh5 12. Ne4 {C55: Two Knights: 4 d3, 4 d4 exd4 5 e5 and Max Lange Attack} Re8 13. Bg5 { LiveBook: 4 Games} f6 {Threatens to win with ...Bxf3.} 14. Be3 {The position is equal.} a6 15. Bxc6 bxc6 16. Ng3 Bf7 {[#]} 17. c4 $146 {Hoping for c5.} ({ Predecessor:} 17. d4 Nc4 18. dxe5 Bxe5 19. Nxe5 Rxe5 {1/2-1/2 (43) Carlsen,M (2855)-Aronian,L (2792) Leuven 2016}) 17... Bb4 18. Re2 Bf8 19. b3 c5 20. Qe1 a5 21. Rd1 a4 22. Nd2 Qd7 23. Nb1 axb3 24. axb3 Bg6 25. f3 Rad8 ({Don't go for } 25... Bxd3 $2 26. Red2 $18) 26. Qf2 Qc6 27. Red2 Nd7 {[%cal Bb6d7,Bd7f6, Bf6h5,Bh5f4][%mdl 32]} 28. Nc3 h6 29. Kh1 Kh8 30. Nb5 Bh7 31. Ra2 f5 $1 { [%cal Rf5f4]} 32. Bc1 Nf6 33. Nc3 Qb7 34. Rb2 g5 35. Rb1 Qc6 36. Bb2 Kg8 37. Nf1 Nh5 38. Nd5 Qd6 39. Ng3 c6 40. Nc3 $2 {[#]} (40. Nxh5 $17 cxd5 41. g4) 40... Nf4 $1 $19 41. Qf1 Nxd3 42. Nce2 Qe6 43. Bc3 Rd6 44. Rd2 Red8 45. Rbd1 Bg6 46. Nc1 Nxc1 47. Rxd6 Bxd6 ({Resist} 47... Rxd6 48. Rxc1 e4 49. fxe4 $19) 48. Rxc1 Rb8 49. Ra1 (49. Qe2 {was necessary.}) 49... Rxb3 50. Ra8+ Rb8 51. Ra6 Bf8 52. Qe2 Bg7 (52... e4 $142 {...Rb3 is the strong threat.} 53. Kg1 e3) 53. Ra7 {And now Rxg7+! would win.} Re8 54. h4 (54. Nf1 {is a better defense.}) 54... gxh4 55. Nf1 f4 56. Nd2 Re7 57. Rxe7 Qxe7 58. Ne4 Bf7 59. Kh2 {[#]} h3 $1 60. gxh3 Qe6 61. Qg2 Kh7 62. Qc2 {White wants to mate with Nf6+.} Kh8 63. Qb2 Kh7 ({Don't play} 63... Qxc4 64. Bxe5 Bxe5 65. Qxe5+ Kh7 66. Qxf4 $11) 64. Qc2 $1 {White threatens Nf6+ and mate.} Qg6 65. Qe2 Be6 66. Qf1 Bf5 67. Qe2 Qh5 68. Nf2 (68. Qf1 $142) 68... Qh4 69. Ne4 (69. Kg1 $142) 69... Qxh3+ 70. Kg1 Qh5 { Black is clearly winning.} 71. Be1 (71. Nd2 $142 Qg6+ 72. Kh1) 71... Bxe4 72. Qxe4+ Qg6+ 73. Kh2 Qxe4 74. fxe4 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KB-KB} Kg6 75. Kh3 Kh5 76. Bh4 f3 77. Bf2 Bf6 78. Be1 Bg5 79. Bf2 Be7 80. Be1 Bd8 81. Bg3 Kg5 82. Bxe5 Bf6 83. Bd6 f2 84. Kg2 Bd4 85. Kf1 Kg4 86. Ke2 h5 {[%cal Bh6h5,Bh5h4,Bh4h3] [%mdl 32]} 87. Kf1 h4 88. Bh2 h3 89. Ke2 {[#]} Be3 $1 {[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 46%, Black = 77%.} 0-1 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.20"] [Round "3"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C80"] [WhiteElo "2773"] [BlackElo "2768"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "74"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 30,74,10,17,9,9,16,9,18,12,18,9,10,16,16,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. Be3 Be7 10. c3 O-O 11. Nbd2 Bg4 12. Nxe4 dxe4 13. Qd5 {C83: Open Ruy Lopez: 9 c3 Be7} Qxd5 14. Bxd5 exf3 15. Bxc6 fxg2 16. Rfc1 {LiveBook: 3 Games. The position is equal.} (16. Rfe1 Rad8 17. a4 b4 18. cxb4 Bxb4 19. Rec1 Bd2 20. Bxd2 Rxd2 {1/2-1/2 (45) Caruana,F (2804) -Giri,A (2782) Paris 2016}) 16... Rab8 17. a4 b4 $1 18. cxb4 Rxb4 19. Bxg2 c5 20. Bxc5 Bxc5 21. Rxc5 Rxb2 {[#]} 22. Bf1 $146 Be2 23. Rac1 g6 24. R1c2 Rxc2 25. Rxc2 Bxf1 26. Kxf1 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KR-KR} Re8 27. Rc5 f6 28. Rc6 Rxe5 29. Rxa6 Kg7 30. Ra7+ Kh6 31. Rc7 Re4 32. Rc6 Rxa4 33. Rxf6 Rh4 34. Kg2 Rg4+ 35. Kf1 $1 Rh4 36. Kg2 Rg4+ 37. Kf1 Rh4 {Precision: White = 91%, Black = 80%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.20"] [Round "3"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C50"] [WhiteElo "2767"] [BlackElo "2842"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "74"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,74,11,14,21,21,22,25,22,16,34,42,33,15,35,20,37,0,0,0,0,1,40,44,51,0, 0,16,13,8,17,0,28,34,24,15,23,23,27,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 {Yermolinsky,A} e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. O-O d6 6. c3 a6 7. Re1 {C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3} h6 8. b4 Ba7 9. a4 O-O 10. Nbd2 {[%cal Bb1d2,Bd2f1,Bf1g3][%mdl 32] LiveBook: 4 Games} Re8 ( 10... Ng4 {is more complex.} 11. Rf1 Nf6 12. Bb3 Re8 13. Re1 Ne7) 11. Nf1 Be6 12. Bxe6 Rxe6 13. Ng3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. Be3 Qd7 14. b5 Ne7 15. bxa6 bxa6 16. Bxa7 Rxa7 {1-0 (41) Kramnik,V (2811)-Adams,M (2761) Shamkir 2017 CBM 178 [Yermolinsky,A]}) 13... Ne7 14. d4 {[#] Black must now prevent d5.} Ng6 15. Qc2 c6 16. h3 Qc7 17. Be3 d5 18. Nxe5 Nxe5 19. dxe5 Qxe5 20. exd5 cxd5 {[%cal Ra7e3]} 21. Rad1 (21. Bxa7 $5 {[%cal Re1e5]} Qxe1+ 22. Rxe1 Rxe1+ 23. Kh2 Rxa7 24. Qd2 $11) 21... Bxe3 22. Rxe3 Qc7 {[#] Strongly threatening ...Rxe3.} 23. Nf5 Rae8 24. Qd3 Qf4 {White should prevent ...Re4.} 25. g3 Qc7 26. a5 Rxe3 27. Nxe3 Qc6 28. Nxd5 (28. h4 {keeps more tension.} Re5 29. Qd4 Re4 30. Qd2 Re5 31. Qd3) 28... Nxd5 {The position is equal.} 29. Qxd5 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} Re1+ $1 30. Kh2 Rxd1 31. Qxd1 Qxc3 {KQ-KQ} 32. Qd8+ Kh7 33. Qd5 Qxb4 34. Qf5+ Kg8 35. Qc8+ Kh7 36. Qf5+ Kg8 37. Qc8+ Kh7 {Precision: White = 55%, Black = 64%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.21"] [Round "4"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E06"] [WhiteElo "2822"] [BlackElo "2777"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "97"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 25,97,8,14,0,0,0,0,0,8,0,11,0,14,8,25,9,29,18,28,23,22,22,15,0,0,6,18, 18,7,20,19,14,20,27,27,16,24,18,30,13,22,3,16,0,0,0,45,33,115,59,79,76,104,118, 111,89,133,137,134,135,131,127,133,136,292,302,480,472,599,535,542,538,534,520] } 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. g3 dxc4 6. Bg2 O-O 7. Ne5 Nc6 8. Bxc6 bxc6 9. Nxc6 Qe8 10. Nxe7+ Qxe7 11. Qa4 c5 12. dxc5 {E06: Katalanisch} Qxc5 13. Be3 Qc7 {[#] LiveBook: 21 Partien} 14. O-O-O $146 {Die Stellung ist ausgeglichen.} ({Vorgänger:} 14. O-O Nd5 15. Bd4 Bd7 16. Qa3 a5 17. Rad1 Nb4 18. Bc5 Qxc5 19. Rxd7 Rab8 {1/2-1/2 (46) Svidler,P (2763)-Nakamura,H (2780) Palma de Mallorca 2017}) 14... Ng4 15. Rd2 Nxe3 16. fxe3 Rb8 17. Rhd1 a5 18. Kb1 h6 19. Ka1 Rb4 20. Qc2 Rb8 21. Qe4 Bb7 22. Qd4 Ba8 23. e4 Rfc8 24. Qf2 { [#] Schwarz muss nun Td7 beachten.} Bc6 25. Qc5 Be8 26. Qxc7 Rxc7 27. Rd6 Kf8 28. Ra6 Rc5 29. Ra7 Rbc8 30. Kb1 Rh5 31. h4 Re5 32. Kc2 g5 33. Rf1 Kg7 34. Rb7 Kg6 35. Kd2 f5 36. hxg5 fxe4 ({Lieber} 36... Kxg5 $14 37. exf5 exf5) 37. Ke3 ({ Günstiger ist} 37. gxh6 $16 e3+ 38. Kc1 Kxh6 39. Rh1+ Rh5 40. Rxh5+ Bxh5 41. Rb6) 37... Bc6 38. Re7 $36 {[%mdl 2048] zielt auf gxh6 ab. Schwarz steht unter starkem Druck.} Rxg5 39. Rxe6+ (39. Nxe4 $6 Bxe4 40. Rxe6+ (40. Kxe4 Rc6 $11) 40... Kg7 $11) 39... Kg7 40. Re7+ (40. Nxe4 $6 Bxe4 41. Re7+ (41. Rxe4 Rxg3+ 42. Kd4 c3 $11) (41. Kxe4 Rb5 $11) 41... Kg6 $11) 40... Kg6 41. Rd1 (41. Nxe4 $6 Bxe4 42. Re6+ (42. Rxe4 Rxg3+ 43. Kd4 c3 $11) (42. Kxe4 Rb5 $11) 42... Kg7 $11) 41... Kf6 {[#]} 42. Ra7 $1 Ke6 43. Rh1 ({Viel schlechter ist} 43. Nxe4 $6 Bxe4 44. Kxe4 Re5+ 45. Kf4 Rf8+ 46. Kg4 h5+ 47. Kh3 Rxe2 $11) 43... h5 44. g4 $1 {[%cal Rg4h5]} ({Jedoch nicht} 44. Nxe4 $6 Re5 $11) 44... Be8 $2 (44... Rh8 $16) 45. gxh5 $18 Bxh5 (45... Rxh5 {ist wohl besser.} 46. Rxh5 Bxh5 47. Rxa5 Be8) 46. Nxe4 {Weiß steht klar auf Gewinn.} ({Schwächer ist} 46. Ra6+ Kf7 $18) 46... Rf5 47. Ra6+ Ke7 48. Nd6 Re5+ 49. Kd4 {Precision: Weiß = 71%, Schwarz = 55%.} 1-0 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.21"] [Round "4"] [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D37"] [WhiteElo "2801"] [BlackElo "2767"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "47"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,47,9,10,4,4,16,14,28,27,35,24,24,26,35,35,31,16,33,31,29,0,33,0,26,0] } 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. c5 c6 8. Bd3 b6 9. b4 {D37: Queen's Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4} a5 10. a3 Ba6 11. O-O Qc8 12. h3 (12. Rb1 h6 13. h3 axb4 14. axb4 Qb7 15. Ne1 Rfc8 16. Qc2 Bd8 17. Bxa6 Rxa6 { 0-1 (46) Rodshtein,M (2687)-Adams,M (2745) Germany 2016}) 12... Qb7 13. Qc2 { LiveBook: 24 Games} (13. Qe2 {keeps more tension.} Bxd3 14. Qxd3 Ra7 15. Rfb1 Rfa8 16. Qd1) 13... Bxd3 14. Qxd3 axb4 15. axb4 Rxa1 (15... Ra7 {is interesting.} 16. Rxa7 Qxa7 17. Rb1 Ra8 18. Qc2 Qb7) 16. Rxa1 {Qa6 is the strong threat.} Ra8 {[#]} 17. Qb1 $146 Rxa1 18. Qxa1 bxc5 19. bxc5 h6 20. Qb1 Qa8 21. Qa2 Qb7 $1 22. Qb1 Qa8 23. Qa2 Qb7 $1 24. Qb1 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.21"] [Round "4"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A28"] [WhiteElo "2780"] [BlackElo "2773"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "95"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 20,95,0,0,0,6,20,0,0,9,9,9,9,0,0,0,11,-11,16,0,22,0,-12,0,0,-11,-4,-8,0, -17,-25,-22,0,0,0,-24,0,0,0,0,8,0,2,0,0,0,0,-3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. e3 Bb4 5. Qc2 Bxc3 6. Qxc3 Qe7 7. d4 {A28: Englische Eröffnung (Vierspringer-Variante)} (7. b3 O-O 8. Bb2 Re8 9. a3 a5 10. h3 b6 11. Be2 Bb7 12. O-O d5 13. cxd5 Nxd5 14. Qc2 e4 {1-0 (41) Caruana,F (2822)-Karjakin,S (2782) Stavanger 2018}) 7... Ne4 8. Qd3 exd4 9. Nxd4 O-O 10. Be2 Qb4+ 11. Kf1 {LiveBook: 11 Partien} Qe7 12. f3 Nc5 13. Qd2 a5 $146 ({Vorgänger:} 13... d6 14. Nxc6 bxc6 {1-0 (56) Homa,S (2285)-Eckert,D (2152) Chicago 2017}) 14. b3 d6 15. Nxc6 bxc6 16. Bb2 Re8 17. Kf2 Nd7 18. h4 h5 19. e4 Ne5 20. Rae1 a4 21. b4 a3 22. Ba1 f6 23. Rc1 Be6 24. Rc2 Ra4 25. c5 Rb8 26. cxd6 cxd6 27. Bc3 c5 28. bxc5 $1 {Die Stellung ist ausgeglichen.} dxc5 29. Rd1 Nc4 30. Bxc4 Rxc4 31. Ba1 Rxc2 32. Qxc2 Rd8 33. Rd3 Rxd3 34. Qxd3 Qd7 35. Qxd7 Bxd7 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endspiel KL-KL} 36. Bc3 Be6 37. Bd2 Bxa2 38. Bc1 c4 39. Bxa3 c3 40. Ke3 Bc4 41. Kd4 Bf1 42. g3 Bg2 (42... c2 {feels hotter.} 43. Kc3 Bg2 44. Kxc2 Bxf3 45. Kd3 Bg2) 43. Kxc3 Bxf3 44. Kd4 Bg4 45. Kd5 Bf3 46. Kd4 Bg4 47. Kd5 Bf3 48. Kd4 {Precision: Weiß = 82%, Schwarz = 70%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.21"] [Round "4"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B31"] [WhiteElo "2768"] [BlackElo "2842"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "107"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,107,20,12,11,11,6,21,19,14,4,19,20,10,28,50,34,47,32,35,26,34,0,0, -13,-22,-30,-35,-34,0,0,0,-7,-13,-28,-28,-42,-14,-23,-14,-10,-14,-9,0,-8,0,0,0, 0,0,-4,13,13,13,9,9,14,11,7,8,0,2,2,2,2,2,2,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,8,8,8,8,8, 8,8,8,8,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d3 Bg7 6. h3 Nf6 7. Nc3 O-O 8. Be3 b6 9. Qd2 e5 10. Bh6 {B31: Sicilian: 2...Nc6 3 Bb5 g6} Qd6 11. Bxg7 (11. O-O-O a5 12. g4 a4 13. Kb1 Be6 14. Ne2 b5 15. Ng3 Rfd8 16. Bxg7 Kxg7 17. Qg5 Nd7 {1-0 (30) Anand,V (2776)-Grischuk,A (2767) Moscow 2018}) 11... Kxg7 {LiveBook: 47 Games} 12. a4 Ne8 {[%cal Bf6e8,Be8c7,Bc7e6,Be6d4][%mdl 32]} 13. Nh2 $146 {[%cal Bf3h2,Bh2g4,Bg4e3][%mdl 32]} ({Predecessor:} 13. O-O Nc7 14. a5 f6 15. axb6 axb6 16. Rxa8 Nxa8 17. Ra1 Be6 {1/2-1/2 (25) Borwell,A (2279) -Dorer,M (2339) ICCF email 2015}) 13... Nc7 14. Ng4 f6 15. f3 Ne6 16. h4 Nd4 17. h5 g5 18. Ne3 Be6 19. Ne2 Kh8 20. Ng3 Rad8 21. Kf2 Qe7 22. Qd1 {[#]} c4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 23. dxc4 f5 24. exf5 Nxf5 25. Ngxf5 Bxf5 26. Qe2 g4 27. Kg1 gxf3 28. Qxf3 {[#]} Bxc2 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 29. Qg3 $1 (29. Nxc2 Rxf3) 29... Bd3 30. Rh4 {The position is equal.} Rd4 31. Rg4 $1 Rxg4 32. Nxg4 e4 33. Qe5+ Qxe5 34. Nxe5 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} Kg7 35. Rd1 Rd8 36. Nxc6 Re8 37. Kf2 e3+ 38. Ke1 Bxc4 {Threatens to win with ...Rf8.} 39. Rd4 Bf7 40. g4 {[%cal Bg2g4, Bg4g5][%mdl 32]} a5 41. b4 axb4 42. Rxb4 Be6 43. g5 Bf7 44. h6+ Kg6 45. Rb5 { Black must now prevent Ne5+.} Ba2 46. Re5 Rxe5 47. Nxe5+ Kxg5 {...Be6 is the strong threat. KB-KN} 48. Nd7 Bb3 49. Nxb6 {[#] next a5 is good for White.} Bxa4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 50. Nxa4 Kxh6 51. Nc3 e2 52. Nxe2 Kg5 53. Ng3 h5 54. Nxh5 {Precision: White = 61%, Black = 75%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.21"] [Round "4"] [White "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B96"] [WhiteElo "2766"] [BlackElo "2779"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "50"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 25,50,16,47,12,8,0,8,8,7,7,8,5,12,28,37,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. 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 Nbd7 12. O-O-O b5 13. g4 {[%cal Bg2g4,Bg4g5][%mdl 32]} Bb7 {LiveBook: 28 Games} 14. h4 {White wants to play g5.} Nc5 {[%cal Rc5e4]} 15. Bd3 h5 16. g5 Ng4 17. Rhg1 {[#]} Qb6 $146 18. Kb1 b4 19. axb4 Qxb4 20. Rxg4 (20. Be1 $5 {[%cal Rc3b5]} Qb6 21. Rg3 $11) 20... hxg4 {The position is equal.} 21. Qxg4 Rb8 22. Na2 Qa4 23. Nc3 Qb4 {[#] Hoping for ...Bxe4!} 24. Na2 Qa4 25. Nc3 Qb4 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.22"] [Round "5"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D42"] [WhiteElo "2842"] [BlackElo "2780"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "102"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,102,0,0,15,0,0,0,78,64,71,35,34,34,34,31,45,41,41,0,0,0,17,0,0,0,0,7, 25,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 {Pelletier,Y} Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c5 5. e3 Nc6 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. Bd3 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. Qe2 b6 10. Rd1 cxd4 11. Nxd5 Qxd5 12. exd4 Bb7 13. Be4 {LiveBook: 3 Games. E14: Queen's Indian: Classical Variation (4 e3)} Qd6 {[#]} 14. g3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14. d5 Nb4 15. Bg5 Rfe8 16. Bxe7 Rxe7 17. dxe6 Qxe6 18. Bxh7+ Kf8 19. Qxe6 Rxe6 20. Bf5 Re2 {1-0 (46) Pelletier,Y (2610)-Prusikin,M (2540) Switzerland 2005 CBM 109 [Pelletier,Y]}) 14... Bf6 15. Bg5 Qe7 (15... Bxg5 $11 {remains equal.} 16. Nxg5 h6) 16. Bxf6 $16 Qxf6 17. Ne5 (17. Rac1 $5 {[%cal Re4c6]} Rac8 18. Rc2 $14) 17... Rfc8 $1 18. Qb5 {[%cal Re4c6]} Na5 $1 19. Bxb7 Nxb7 20. Qd7 Nc5 $1 {[%cal Rc5d7]} 21. dxc5 (21. Qxf7+ $5 Qxf7 22. Nxf7 Kxf7 23. dxc5 $14) 21... Qxe5 22. c6 h5 23. Rd6 Qxb2 24. Rad1 Qc2 25. h4 Rd8 26. Qxd8+ (26. Qb7 {is interesting.} Qxd1+ 27. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 28. Kg2 Rdd8 29. Kf3) 26... Rxd8 {The position is equal.} 27. Rxd8+ $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQ-KRR} Kh7 28. R8d7 a5 29. c7 {[#] aiming for Kg2.} b5 $1 30. R1d2 Qc1+ $1 31. Rd1 Qc2 32. R1d4 f6 33. Rd2 Qc1+ 34. Rd1 Qc2 35. R1d6 Qb1+ $1 36. Rd1 Qc2 37. R1d6 Qb1+ $1 38. Kg2 Qe4+ 39. Kh2 Qc2 40. Rd2 Qc3 41. R2d6 {[#] Hoping for Kg2.} Qc2 42. Rd2 Qc3 43. Re2 e5 44. Red2 b4 45. R2d6 {Strongly threatening Rxf6.} Kg6 46. Kg2 Qc2 47. Re7 {And now Rdd7 would win.} Qe4+ 48. Kg1 Qe1+ 49. Kg2 Qe4+ 50. Kg1 Qe1+ 51. Kg2 Qe4+ {Precision: White = 61%, Black = 82%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.22"] [Round "5"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C42"] [WhiteElo "2779"] [BlackElo "2822"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "79"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 25,79,29,31,25,32,32,30,30,30,30,29,28,14,6,6,6,16,8,8,8,18,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 Nc6 8. Qd2 Be6 9. O-O-O { C42: Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves} Qd7 10. Kb1 Bf6 11. h4 O-O-O 12. Nd4 (12. Ng5 Bf5 13. Qd5 h6 14. Ne4 Be5 15. Bd3 Be6 16. Qb5 f5 { 0-1 (60) Aronian,L (2767)-Caruana,F (2822) Saint Louis 2018}) 12... Nxd4 13. Bxd4 Be5 {LiveBook: 5 Games} 14. Be2 Qa4 15. b3 Qa5 $1 16. f4 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 16. Bxe5 Qxe5 17. f4 Qc5 18. Bf3 h5 19. Kb2 g6 20. Rhe1 Qf5 21. Qd4 {1/2-1/2 (21) Walter,G (2452)-Korabliov,A (2458) ICCF email 2016}) 16... Bxd4 17. Qxd4 g6 18. h5 Qc5 19. Qd2 {The position is equal.} Rhe8 20. Bf3 Bf5 21. hxg6 hxg6 22. Rh7 Re7 23. g4 Bd7 24. Re1 Rxe1+ 25. Qxe1 Re8 26. Qd2 $1 Qe3 27. Qxe3 Rxe3 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} 28. Rh8+ ({Much weaker is} 28. Rxf7 c6 $17) 28... Re8 29. Rxe8+ Bxe8 {KB-KB} 30. Kc1 b6 31. g5 Kd8 32. Kd2 Bd7 33. Be4 Ke7 34. Ke3 Be6 35. c4 c5 36. Kf3 Bd7 37. Ke3 Be6 38. Kf3 Bd7 39. Ke3 Be6 40. Kf3 {Precision: White = 76%, Black = 85%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.22"] [Round "5"] [White "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D34"] [WhiteElo "2777"] [BlackElo "2801"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "103"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,103,18,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,2,0,0,0,0,-18,-10,-23,-13,-20,0,0,14,0, 17,0,0,0,29,-8,-10,-11,0,0,0,0,0,-10,62,54,49,48,67,0,31,0,65,51,71,67,70,60, 156,136,112,95,102,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. g3 Nc6 6. Bg2 Nf6 7. O-O Be7 8. Nc3 O-O 9. h3 Ne4 10. dxc5 {LiveBook: 3 Games. D34: Tarrasch Defence: 6 g3 Nf6 7 Bg2 Be7} Bxc5 (10... Nxc3 11. bxc3 Bxc5 12. Nd4 Bxd4 13. cxd4 Bf5 14. Be3 { 1/2-1/2 (14) Ilic,D (2376)-Brenjo,S (2522) Kragujevac 2012}) 11. Bf4 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 11. e3 Nxc3 12. bxc3 Bf5 13. Nd4 Be4 14. f3 Bg6 15. f4 Be4 16. Bxe4 dxe4 17. Qh5 Nxd4 18. cxd4 Bxd4 {0-1 (29) Bellahcene,B (2286)-Dastan,B (2247) Albena 2011}) 11... Nxc3 12. bxc3 Bf5 13. Nd2 Re8 14. g4 Bg6 15. e3 Bb6 16. Qb3 Re7 17. Rfd1 ({But not} 17. Qxd5 $2 Rd7 $19) 17... Rd7 18. a4 Rc8 19. Rac1 h6 20. Qa2 Bc7 21. Nb3 {With the idea Nc5.} b6 22. Qd2 f5 23. c4 Bxf4 24. exf4 {[%cal Rc4d5]} d4 25. Bd5+ Bf7 26. Qe2 fxg4 27. hxg4 Qf6 28. Qf3 Rdd8 29. Nd2 Rf8 ({Black should play} 29... Nb4 $11 30. Ne4 Qe7 31. Bxf7+ Qxf7) 30. Ne4 $14 Qe7 {Black wants to play ...Bxd5.} 31. Ng3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] [#] Black must now prevent Nf5. White is pushing.} Qf6 32. Ne4 Qe7 33. Ng3 (33. Bxc6 $5 Rxc6 34. Rxd4 $14) 33... Qf6 $1 34. Nf5 {Strongly threatening Bxc6.} Kh8 35. Bxf7 Rxf7 36. c5 {[#] aiming for Nd6.} Rcc7 (36... Rff8 $1 $14) 37. cxb6 $16 axb6 38. Re1 Rf8 39. Qe4 ({Better is} 39. Kg2 $16) 39... g6 $1 $11 {[%cal Rg6f5] The position is equal.} 40. Nxd4 Qxd4 41. Qxd4+ Nxd4 42. Rxc7 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRN} Nf3+ 43. Kf1 Nxe1 44. Kxe1 Rxf4 {KR-KR} 45. Rc6 Kg7 46. Rxb6 Rxa4 47. f3 g5 48. Rb7+ $1 Kg6 49. Rb6+ Kg7 50. Rb7+ Kg6 51. Rb6+ Kg7 52. Rb7+ {Precision: White = 65%, Black = 61%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.22"] [Round "5"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Black "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C67"] [WhiteElo "2773"] [BlackElo "2766"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "79"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 26,79,12,10,10,14,20,0,29,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,22,0,0,-11,-4,-5,-10,-31, -14,-23,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-2,0,-11,-6,-10,18,0,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,0,1,0,1,0]} 1. e4 {Marin,M} e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 {[%cal Be4d6,Bd6f5, Bf5e7,Be7g6][%mdl 32]} 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. h3 h6 10. Rd1+ Ke8 11. Nc3 {[%cal Bb1c3,Bc3e2,Be2d4][%mdl 32]} Ne7 12. Bf4 {C67: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence: 4 0-0 Nxe4} Ng6 13. Bh2 Be7 14. Nd4 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Nf8 { [#]} 15. a4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15. Rd3 h5 16. Re1 Ne6 17. Nce2 c5 18. Nf5 h4 19. c4 b6 {1/2-1/2 (40) Caruana,F (2803)-Dominguez Perez,L (2734) Khanty-Mansiysk 2015 CBM 167 [Marin,M]}) 15... a5 16. Nce2 h5 17. e6 Nxe6 18. Nxe6 Bxe6 19. Bxc7 Bd8 20. Bd6 f6 21. Nd4 Bc8 22. h4 Kf7 23. f3 g5 24. Bg3 Bb6 25. Bf2 (25. Rd2 {seems wilder.} g4 26. Kh2 Re8 27. Bf2 Bc5 28. Rf1) 25... Re8 26. Rd2 Bxd4 27. Rxd4 {The position is equal.} Bf5 28. Rd2 Rad8 29. Rad1 Rxd2 30. Rxd2 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} Re5 31. Kf1 Rd5 32. Ke2 Ke6 33. b3 gxh4 34. Bxh4 c5 35. Bg3 Rxd2+ 36. Kxd2 Kd7 37. Bh4 Ke6 38. Bg3 Kd7 $1 39. Bh4 Ke6 40. Bg3 {Precision: White = 48%, Black = 68%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.22"] [Round "5"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D37"] [WhiteElo "2767"] [BlackElo "2768"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "71"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 30,71,23,16,16,13,19,22,31,22,37,0,0,0,0,0,3,0,0,-28,-11,-11,-11,-11, -11,-11,-11,-11,-11,-14,-14,-14,-14,-14,-14,-14,-14,-14,-14,-14,0,-14,0,-14]} 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. a3 Nc6 {[%cal Bb8c6,Bc6a5,Ba5b3][%mdl 32]} 11. Bd3 Bb6 12. O-O Bg4 13. h3 Bh5 14. b4 d4 {D37: Queen's Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4} ( 14... a6 15. Rb1 d4 16. b5 axb5 17. Rxb5 Bxf3 18. Qb1 Bc7 19. Bxh7+ Kh8 20. gxf3 Bxf4 21. exf4 Ne7 22. Rh5 Ra5 23. Bf5+ Kg8 24. Bh7+ Kh8 25. Bf5+ Kg8 26. Bh7+ {1/2-1/2 (26) Inarkiev,E (2727)-Nakamura,H (2786) Moscow 2017}) 15. b5 Na5 16. exd4 {[#] LiveBook: 5 Games} Qf6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 16... Qd5 17. Re1 Rfe8 18. Rxe8+ Rxe8 19. Rc1 Bxf3 20. Qxf3 Qxf3 21. gxf3 Nb3 22. Rc3 Nxd4 { 1-0 (70) Huebner,R (2583)-Prusikin,M (2528) Switzerland 2016}) 17. Be3 Bxf3 18. Qxf3 ({Reject} 18. gxf3 Rad8 $15) 18... Qxf3 19. gxf3 Rfd8 20. Rfd1 Nb3 21. Rab1 Nxd4 22. Kg2 Ne6 23. Bf5 Bxe3 24. Bxe6 (24. Rxd8+ {feels hotter.} Rxd8 25. fxe3 Nc5 26. b6 axb6 27. Rxb6 g6 28. Bb1) 24... Rxd1 (24... Bd2 {is interesting.} 25. Bf5 b6 26. Rb3 g6 27. Rd3 Rxd3 28. Bxd3 Bf4) 25. Rxd1 $11 { [%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB. The position is equal.} Bb6 26. Bb3 Rd8 27. Rxd8+ Bxd8 {KB-KB} 28. f4 Kf8 29. f5 a6 30. b6 Bxb6 31. Bd5 Bc5 32. Bxb7 Bxa3 33. Bxa6 Bb2 34. Bf1 Ba3 35. Ba6 Bb2 36. Bf1 {Precision: White = 78%, Black = 69%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.24"] [Round "6"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E20"] [WhiteElo "2822"] [BlackElo "2773"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "59"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 16,59,7,18,30,43,39,37,31,22,66,61,64,45,45,49,60,49,57,37,38,38,39,36, 45,31,39,20,78,66,76,74,118,114,115,108,116,110,102,106,948,582,582,582,582, 582]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 d5 6. Nf3 dxc4 7. O-O Nc6 8. Qa4 {E20: Nimzo-Indian: 4 g3 and 4 f3} Bd7 9. Bg5 {LiveBook: 3 Games} (9. Qc2 Be7 10. e4 Nb4 11. Qe2 Nd3 12. Be3 b5 13. Ne1 Nxe1 14. Rfxe1 c6 15. Rad1 Rc8 {0-1 (41) So,W (2780)-Anand,V (2768) Saint Louis 2018}) 9... a5 10. Bxf6 $146 {White has an edge.} ({Predecessor:} 10. Rfd1 Nxd4 11. Rxd4 Bxc3 12. Rxd7 Qxd7 13. Qxd7 Nxd7 14. bxc3 f6 15. Be3 Rab8 16. Nd4 Kf7 17. Nb5 {1-0 (17) Lenderman,A (2600)-Gretarsson,H (2567) Reykjavik 2018}) 10... Qxf6 11. a3 Bxc3 12. bxc3 Qd8 13. Qxc4 a4 14. Nd2 Na5 15. Qb4 Ra7 16. Rab1 b6 17. e3 Bc6 18. Bxc6 Nxc6 19. Qb5 Qa8 20. c4 Rd8 21. Rfc1 e5 (21... h6 $11 {remains equal.}) 22. d5 $16 Nb8 23. c5 Ra5 {[#]} 24. Qb2 $1 Qxd5 25. cxb6 cxb6 26. Nc4 Rc5 27. Qxb6 f6 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (27... Rcc8 $16) 28. Rd1 {White is clearly winning.} Qxd1+ 29. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 30. Kg2 {Precision: White = 69%, Black = 54%.} 1-0 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.24"] [Round "6"] [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D85"] [WhiteElo "2801"] [BlackElo "2779"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "87"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,87,19,15,7,10,10,16,6,16,3,4,0,18,12,20,0,16,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-10,-8, -16,-16,-25,-21,-22,-20,-36,-6,-10,0,-16,-13,-49,-54,-44,-44,-95,-32,-39,-39, -39,-5,-8,-7,-20,-4,-4,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Qa4+ Qd7 {D85: Exchange Grünfeld: Unusual White 7th moves and lines with 7 Nf3} 8. Bb5 (8. Qb3 O-O 9. Nf3 c5 10. Be3 b6 11. Rd1 Qc7 12. Be2 Nd7 13. e5 e6 14. h4 Bb7 15. h5 {1/2-1/2 (55) Nakamura,H (2781)-Vachier Lagrave,M (2793) Caleta 2018}) 8... c6 9. Bd3 O-O {LiveBook: 6 Games} 10. Nf3 c5 11. Qxd7 Bxd7 12. Rb1 b6 13. Be3 {[#]} Rd8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13... Nc6 14. O-O Bg4 15. dxc5 bxc5 16. Bxc5 Rac8 17. Ba6 Rc7 {1-0 (63) Mastrovasilis,A (2541)-Istratescu,A (2581) Achaea 2016}) 14. O-O Ba4 15. Rfc1 e6 16. h3 Nd7 17. Ba6 Bc6 18. Nd2 Nb8 19. Bb5 Bxb5 20. Rxb5 Na6 { [%cal Rc5d4]} 21. e5 Nc7 22. Rbb1 Nd5 23. Bg5 Rd7 24. Ne4 h6 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black has some pressure.} 25. Bd2 cxd4 26. cxd4 Rad8 27. g4 g5 28. Rc4 Nf4 29. Bxf4 gxf4 30. Rbb4 (30. Nd6 $15) 30... f3 ({Black should play} 30... a5 $17 31. Rxb6 Rxd4 32. Rxd4 Rxd4 33. Nf6+ Bxf6 34. exf6 Kh7) 31. Nf6+ $15 Bxf6 $1 32. exf6 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} Kh7 (32... h5 $5) 33. Kh2 {The position is equal.} Kg6 34. Kg3 Rd6 35. Rc7 Rxd4 36. Rxd4 Rxd4 37. Rxa7 Kxf6 $11 {KR-KR} 38. Rb7 Ra4 39. Rxb6 Rxa2 40. Kxf3 Ra3+ 41. Kg2 Ra2 42. Kf3 Ra3+ 43. Kg2 Ra2 44. Kf3 {Precision: White = 53%, Black = 65%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.24"] [Round "6"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D37"] [WhiteElo "2780"] [BlackElo "2768"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "120"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 25,120,21,16,13,16,20,14,14,22,26,25,24,48,10,13,12,16,7,1,0,35,0,32,24, 55,56,64,50,54,37,35,37,37,37,37,38,37,11,8,17,18,10,14,11,14,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,24,24,24,24,24,13,52,52,52,52,52,52,54,52,54,10,104,98,105,105, 105,105,105,105,105,40,105,105,105,105,105,105,105,105,105,105,105]} 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. a3 Nc6 11. Bd3 Bb6 12. O-O Bg4 13. h3 {D37: Queen's Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4} Bh5 {[#] LiveBook: 103 Games} 14. Bb1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14. b4 a6 15. Rb1 d4 16. b5 axb5 17. Rxb5 Bxf3 18. Qb1 Bc7 19. Bxh7+ Kh8 20. gxf3 Bxf4 21. exf4 Ne7 22. Rh5 Ra5 23. Bf5+ Kg8 24. Bh7+ Kh8 25. Bf5+ Kg8 26. Bh7+ { 1/2-1/2 (26) Inarkiev,E (2727)-Nakamura,H (2786) Moscow 2017}) 14... d4 15. Qd3 {[%csl Gb1][%cal Rd3h7] [#] The position is equal.} Bg6 16. e4 Re8 17. Re1 Qe7 18. Qb5 f6 19. Nh4 Bf7 20. Nf5 Qc5 21. Qe2 {next b4 is good for White.} Ne5 22. Bxe5 Qxe5 23. Bd3 (23. Qg4 {with more complications.} Bg6 24. Bd3 Bxf5 25. Qxf5 Rac8 26. Rac1) 23... Bg6 24. Qd2 Bxf5 25. exf5 Qd5 26. Qc2 Kf8 27. Re6 Rxe6 28. fxe6 g6 29. Re1 Re8 30. Bc4 d3 31. Qxd3 (31. Bxd3 {is interesting.} Rxe6 32. Qc8+ Ke7 33. Rd1 Qd4 34. Qxb7+ Kf8 35. Qc8+) 31... Qxd3 32. Bxd3 $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} Ke7 33. Bc4 Rd8 34. Re2 Ba5 35. b4 Rd1+ 36. Kh2 Bc7+ 37. g3 Rc1 38. Ba2 Rc3 39. a4 Bd6 40. b5 Ra3 41. Bd5 b6 42. Ra2 Rxa2 43. Bxa2 $11 { KB-KB} f5 44. Kg2 Be5 45. g4 fxg4 46. hxg4 h5 47. gxh5 gxh5 48. Kh3 Bf6 49. Bc4 Kd6 50. Kg3 Ke7 (50... Ke5 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 51. Kf4 h4 52. Kg4 Kd6 53. f3 {[%cal Bf2f3,Bf3f4][%mdl 32]} Ke7 54. f4 Kd6 55. Kf5 (55. f5 $16) 55... Ke7 {[#]} (55... Bc3 $14) 56. Bf1 $1 $16 {White is better.} Ba1 57. Bh3 Bf6 58. Bg4 Ba1 59. Ke4 Kd6 60. Bh3 Bb2 {Precision: White = 67%, Black = 61%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.24"] [Round "6"] [White "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A29"] [WhiteElo "2777"] [BlackElo "2767"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "135"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 16,135,18,0,-6,-11,0,0,31,28,29,22,37,37,42,28,37,37,33,30,36,31,76,78, 81,81,81,81,81,82,95,95,95,90,102,100,106,102,102,91,107,105,101,102,100,92, 125,110,135,77,77,70,76,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-54,0,-154,-140, -118,0,0,543,516,689,641,641,620,602,579,512,447,401,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Bc5 {A29: English Opening: Four Knights Variation with 4 g3} 7. O-O O-O 8. Nxd5 Qxd5 9. d3 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Qd8 $146 ({Predecessor: } 9... Bb6 10. b4 e4 11. Ng5 Qd4 12. Be3 Qxb4 13. Nxe4 Bxe3 14. fxe3 {1-0 (53) Nakamura,H (2792)-Karjakin,S (2773) Saint Louis 2017}) 10. Be3 Bxe3 11. fxe3 e4 12. dxe4 Qe7 13. Qc2 Bg4 14. Rac1 Rad8 15. h3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is more active.} Bc8 16. a3 Rde8 17. e5 h6 18. Qc5 Qxc5 19. Rxc5 Ne7 20. Rxc7 { Strongly threatening Nd4.} Nd5 21. Rc5 Nxe3 22. Rfc1 Rd8 23. R1c3 Nxg2 24. Kxg2 Bf5 25. Rc7 Be4 26. Kf2 Rfe8 27. R3c4 Bxf3 28. Kxf3 Rxe5 29. Rxb7 $16 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} Rd2 30. e3 g5 31. Rd4 Rc2 32. Rdd7 (32. Rd6 $142) 32... Rf5+ 33. Ke4 Rf6 $1 34. Rb8+ (34. h4 $16) 34... Kg7 $11 35. Rxa7 Re6+ 36. Kf3 Rf6+ 37. Ke4 Re6+ 38. Kd3 Rg2 39. g4 Rg3 40. Rbb7 Rexe3+ 41. Kc2 Ref3 42. a4 { Black should prevent a5.} Rxh3 43. a5 (43. Rb4 $1 $11) 43... Rh4 (43... Rh2+ $15 44. Kb1 Rg2) 44. a6 $2 ({White should try} 44. Rb4 $11) 44... Rxg4 $17 45. Ra8 {[#]} Ra4 (45... Rg2+ $1 $17 46. Kb1 Rf1+ 47. Ka2 Rg4) 46. a7 $11 g4 $2 { [%mdl 8192]} (46... Rf1 $11) 47. Rc8 g3 48. a8=Q Rxa8 49. Rxa8 h5 {If Black can now play ...h4 this consolidates a bit.} 50. Rbb8 Kf6 {Black hopes to continue with ...h4.} 51. Rg8 h4 {[#]} 52. Ra6+ $2 ({Only move:} 52. Ra3 $1 $18 {[%cal Ra3f3]} Rf2+ 53. Kd3) 52... Ke7 $1 {The position is equal.} 53. Rh6 Rf2+ 54. Kd3 Rh2 $1 55. Ke4 {Threatens to win with Kf3.} g2 $1 56. Ke5 h3 57. Rc6 { [%cal Rc6c7]} f6+ $1 58. Kd5 {[%cal Rc6c7]} Kf7 59. Rg3 {White threatens Rc7+ and mate.} Rh1 60. Rc7+ Kf8 61. Rc8+ Kf7 {White must now prevent ...Rd1+.} 62. Rc7+ Kf8 63. Ke6 {[%cal Rc7c8]} Re1+ 64. Kxf6 {Intending Rf7+ and mate.} Rf1+ 65. Ke6 {[%cal Rc7c8]} Re1+ 66. Kf6 {White wants to mate with Rf7+.} Rf1+ 67. Ke6 {[%cal Rc7c8]} Re1+ 68. Kf6 {Precision: White = 74%, Black = 67%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.24"] [Round "6"] [White "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A05"] [WhiteElo "2766"] [BlackElo "2842"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "68"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 22,68,0,-3,62,0,0,0,0,0,96,95,115,106,166,184,171,177,180,164,169,93,93, 77,95,73,102,0,0,0,91,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. c4 O-O 5. d4 d6 6. O-O c5 7. d5 b5 8. cxb5 a6 9. bxa6 Bf5 10. Nfd2 Nxa6 11. Nc3 Nb4 {E60: King's Indian: Unusual lines and Fianchetto Variation without Nc3} (11... Qb8 12. h3 Nb4 13. e4 Bc8 14. Nc4 Ba6 15. Qe2 Nd7 16. Bd2 Nc2 17. b3 Nxa1 18. Rxa1 Ne5 19. Rb1 {0-1 (32) Ljubojevic,L (2571) -Vaisser,A (2502) Platja d'Aro 2018}) 12. Nc4 {LiveBook: 9 Games} Nc2 $146 ({ Black should try} 12... Bc2 $1 $11 13. Qd2 h6) ({Predecessor:} 12... Bc2 13. Qd2 Bb3 14. Na3 Bxd5 15. Nxd5 Nfxd5 16. Nc4 Nc7 17. Bxa8 Qxa8 18. a3 Nc6 19. Rb1 {1-0 (51) Grabarczyk,M (2402)-Wachinger,N (2292) Bremen 2018}) 13. g4 (13. Rb1 $14 Nd4 14. e4) 13... Nxg4 $11 14. e4 Nxa1 15. exf5 Bxc3 (15... Ne5 $11 16. Nxe5 Bxe5) 16. bxc3 $16 Nf6 17. Qe2 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has strong initiative.} Re8 (17... Ra4 $16 {keeps fighting.}) 18. Bg5 Qd7 19. fxg6 ({ Resist} 19. Rxa1 $6 Qxf5 20. f4 Kg7 $14) 19... hxg6 20. Rxa1 {Black must now prevent Nb6.} Qf5 21. Bxf6 (21. h4 $18) 21... Qxf6 22. Qf3 {aiming for Qxf6.} Qh4 23. Qe4 $1 {[%cal Re4h4]} Qf6 {[#]} 24. Qf3 (24. a4 $1 $16) 24... Qh4 $1 $11 {[%cal Rh4c4]} 25. Qe4 (25. Bf1 $11) 25... Qf6 $1 $16 {[#]} 26. Qd3 (26. a4 $1 $16) 26... Reb8 $11 {The position is equal.} 27. a3 Rb3 28. Rc1 $1 Ra4 29. Qc2 Qf4 30. Qxb3 Qxc1+ 31. Bf1 Qg5+ 32. Bg2 Qc1+ 33. Bf1 Qg5+ 34. Bg2 Qc1+ { Precision: White = 54%, Black = 62%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.25"] [Round "7"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C42"] [WhiteElo "2842"] [BlackElo "2822"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "82"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 13,82,11,22,16,11,9,17,14,23,23,17,22,27,22,19,0,0,29,16,26,34,27,54,27, 34,40,35,28,29,39,41,39,44,40,54,54,112,123,127,125,120,116,113,104,106,88,81, 81,77,54,54,52,52,63,59,49,41,60,54,51,52,14,23,0,7,0,19,0,17,0,33]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 Nc6 {LiveBook: 640 Games. C42: Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves} (7... O-O 8. Qd2 b6 9. O-O-O Bb7 10. h4 Nd7 11. Bd3 Re8 12. Kb1 Bf6 13. Rh3 Nc5 14. Bxc5 bxc5 15. g4 c4 16. Bxc4 {1/2-1/2 (26) Caruana,F (2822)-Mamedyarov,S (2808) Stavanger 2018}) 8. Bc4 O-O 9. Qd2 Bf5 10. O-O-O Qd7 11. Kb1 Rfe8 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 11... a6 12. h3 Na5 13. Be2 b5 14. b3 Nc6 15. Nd4 Nxd4 16. Bxd4 { 1/2-1/2 (53) Laine,E (1909)-Volf,M (1871) ICCF email 2011}) 12. h4 {[%cal Bh2h4,Bh4h5][%mdl 32]} Bf8 13. h5 h6 14. Be2 Bg4 15. Nh2 Bxe2 16. Qxe2 Ne5 { [%cal Bc6e5,Be5c4,Bc4e3][%mdl 32]} 17. Bc1 Qc6 18. f4 Nc4 19. Qd3 Qe4 20. g4 Ne3 21. Rde1 $36 {[%cal Rc1e3][%mdl 2048] White fights for an advantage.} Qxd3 22. cxd3 Nd5 23. Reg1 Re6 24. g5 Ne7 {[#]} (24... Kh7 $14) 25. gxh6 $1 $16 Rxh6 {[#]} 26. f5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Rh7 ({But not} 26... Rxh5 $2 27. Ng4 $18) (26... Nxf5 27. Bxh6) 27. Ng4 {h6 is the strong threat.} Kh8 28. f6 Ng8 29. fxg7+ Rxg7 30. Be3 c5 31. Bf4 Re8 32. Ne3 Rxg1+ 33. Rxg1 Re6 34. Nd5 Nf6 35. Nc7 Re2 36. Nb5 Re6 $1 37. Rf1 Kg8 38. Nc7 Re2 {The position is equal.} 39. Nb5 Re6 $1 40. Nc7 Re2 41. Nb5 Re6 $1 {Precision: White = 69%, Black = 69%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.25"] [Round "7"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C54"] [WhiteElo "2779"] [BlackElo "2777"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "109"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 15,109,27,40,32,33,33,37,23,35,25,18,29,18,24,35,24,31,30,33,30,27,25, 36,41,33,34,73,74,73,67,72,76,72,72,66,29,33,33,43,39,43,28,62,32,39,34,39,28, 43,16,17,5,13,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-74,-74,-74,-74,-74,-74,-74,-74,-74,-74,-74, -74,-74,-12,-12,0,-15,-15,-16,0,-13,0,-103,-103,-103,-103,-103,-103,-103,0, -103,0,-103]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. O-O d5 7. exd5 Nxd5 8. a4 {C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3} Bf5 {LiveBook: 10 Games} 9. Nbd2 Nb6 10. Bb5 {White is slightly better.} Bxd3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10... Ne7 11. Ne4 a6 12. Nxc5 axb5 13. a5 Na4 14. Nxa4 Rxa5 15. Nxe5 Ng6 16. Nxg6 hxg6 {1/2-1/2 (30) Fressinet,L (2657)-Adams,M (2738) Douglas 2017}) 11. Re1 $1 {[#] Nb3 is the strong threat.} e4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 12. Nxe4 Bxe4 13. Qxd8 Rfxd8 14. Rxe4 {Threatens to win with a5.} Rd1+ 15. Re1 Rxe1+ 16. Nxe1 a6 17. Be2 Nd5 18. Nd3 Ba7 19. a5 Re8 20. Kf1 Ne5 21. Nxe5 Rxe5 22. Ra3 Nf6 23. Bf3 c6 24. Rb3 Re7 25. Rb4 h6 26. h4 Kf8 27. g4 Nd5 28. Ra4 Bb8 29. g5 (29. Bxd5 $5 cxd5 30. Bf4 Bxf4 31. Rxf4 $14) 29... hxg5 30. Bxg5 f6 31. Bd2 Rd7 32. h5 f5 33. Rh4 Kg8 34. c4 Nf6 35. Bc3 Kh7 36. Bxf6 gxf6 $11 { [%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} 37. h6 Be5 38. Bg2 Kg6 39. h7 (39. b4 $11) 39... Rxh7 $17 40. Rxh7 Kxh7 {KB-KB} 41. b4 Bc3 42. b5 axb5 43. cxb5 cxb5 44. Bxb7 Bxa5 45. Ke2 b4 ({Better is} 45... Bc7 $17) 46. Kd3 $11 b3 {[%cal Bb4b3,Bb3b2] [%mdl 32]} 47. Bd5 b2 48. Kc2 {[#]} Bc3 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 49. f3 (49. Kxc3 b1=Q) 49... Be5 {White should prevent ...f4.} 50. Kb1 {[#]} (50. f4 $1 $11 {was the only way to keep the balance.}) 50... f4 $1 $17 51. Ba8 Kh8 52. Bd5 Kg7 53. Ba8 Kh8 54. Bd5 $1 Kg7 55. Ba8 $1 {Precision: White = 72%, Black = 54%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.25"] [Round "7"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B90"] [WhiteElo "2773"] [BlackElo "2801"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "111"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,111,37,35,29,41,54,58,53,35,43,47,57,56,52,52,56,17,56,17,10,18,15, 13,14,8,10,16,14,0,20,14,15,0,11,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,13,0,0,0,23,23,23,23,23,23,33, 13,13,16,24,20,56,56,54,65,77,61,61,63,77,77,77,77,77,77,77,0,0,0,23,0,23,0,0, 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 h6 8. Bg2 g5 9. Be3 {B81: Sicilian Scheveningen: Keres Attack} Nbd7 10. Qe2 Ne5 11. O-O-O Nfd7 12. h4 Rg8 13. hxg5 {LiveBook: 3 Games} hxg5 14. Kb1 b5 15. f4 (15. a3 Bb7 16. Bc1 Rc8 {0-1 (48) Dominguez Perez,L (2739)-Kasparov, G (2812) Saint Louis 2017}) 15... gxf4 16. Bxf4 Bb7 ({Much worse is} 16... Rxg4 $6 {[#]} 17. Nc6 $1 $16 {[%mdl 512]}) 17. g5 {[#]} Qb6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 17... Qa5 18. Rh7 O-O-O 19. a3 Kb8 20. Qf2 Rc8 21. Na2 Ka8 {1/2-1/2 (21) Kasimdzhanov,R (2681)-Sasikiran,K (2679) Evry 2008}) 18. Rh7 O-O-O 19. Be3 Qa5 $1 {Black wants to play ...b4.} 20. Rf1 {Black should prevent Rfxf7.} Rg7 21. Rxg7 Bxg7 22. g6 Nxg6 23. Rxf7 Bxd4 $1 24. Bxd4 {next Bh3 is good for White.} Nge5 25. Rf2 Qb4 26. Be3 Nc4 {[%csl Gc4][%cal Rb4b2] [#]} 27. Bc1 Kb8 28. Nd1 Rc8 29. b3 {aiming for c3.} Na3+ 30. Bxa3 $1 Qxa3 31. Bh3 Nc5 32. e5 Be4 33. Qe3 Nd3 34. Rf7 {[%csl Gf7][%cal Re3a7]} Qc5 35. Qxc5 Nxc5 36. exd6 Rd8 37. Nc3 {b4 is the strong threat.} Rxd6 38. Kb2 Bc6 39. a3 Nb7 40. Rh7 Nc5 41. Rh6 Kc7 42. b4 Ne4 43. Rxe6 Rxe6 44. Bxe6 Nxc3 45. Kxc3 $16 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KB-KB} Kb6 46. Kd4 a5 47. Bd5 Be8 48. bxa5+ (48. c3 $16) 48... Kxa5 $11 49. Kc5 Bg6 50. c3 Bd3 51. Bc6 Be2 {The position is equal.} 52. Bd7 Bd3 53. Bc6 Be2 54. Bd7 Bd3 55. Bc6 Be2 56. Bd7 {Precision: White = 63%, Black = 73%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.25"] [Round "7"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C50"] [WhiteElo "2768"] [BlackElo "2766"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "64"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,64,19,19,16,16,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,11,14,2,4,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,5,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 a6 7. a4 {C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3} Ba7 (7... O-O 8. h3 h6 9. Re1 Re8 10. Nbd2 Be6 11. Bxe6 Rxe6 12. b4 Ba7 13. Qc2 Qd7 14. Nf1 d5 15. Ng3 Rd8 16. exd5 Qxd5 {1/2-1/2 (63) Carlsen,M (2834) -Kramnik,V (2787) Wijk aan Zee 2018}) 8. Re1 O-O 9. h3 h6 10. Nbd2 Re8 11. Nf1 Be6 {LiveBook: 11 Games. The position is equal.} 12. Bxe6 Rxe6 13. Be3 Bxe3 14. Nxe3 d5 15. Qc2 a5 16. Rad1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 16. Re2) 16... Qd7 17. Qb3 { [%cal Re4d5]} Rd8 18. exd5 ({Don't go for} 18. Qxb7 $2 Rb8 $19) 18... Nxd5 19. d4 (19. Ng4 {keeps more tension.} Qd6 20. g3 b6 21. Kg2 Qe7 22. Ne3) 19... exd4 20. Nxd5 {[#] Rxe6 is the strong threat.} Qxd5 21. Qxb7 Rxe1+ $1 22. Rxe1 dxc3 23. bxc3 Qd6 24. Qb5 g6 25. Nd4 Nxd4 26. cxd4 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} Qb4 27. Re8+ Rxe8 28. Qxe8+ Kg7 29. Qe5+ Kg8 30. Qe8+ Kg7 31. Qe5+ Kg8 32. Qe8+ Kg7 {Precision: White = 52%, Black = 91%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.25"] [Round "7"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E06"] [WhiteElo "2767"] [BlackElo "2780"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "112"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,112,-10,-20,-4,-15,0,0,-6,-8,0,0,25,22,25,4,31,37,37,39,33,31,26,26, 27,28,26,30,34,8,17,17,33,18,25,2,2,2,2,2,49,41,41,22,19,22,60,2,2,1,10,10,19, 18,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41, 41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41]} 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 Bd7 9. Qxc4 Bc6 10. Bf4 Bd6 {E05: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3 Be7} 11. Nc3 Bxf4 12. gxf4 a5 13. e3 {[#] LiveBook: 3 Games} Nbd7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13... Na6 14. Rac1 Nb4 15. Rfd1 Ra6 16. Qe2 Nbd5 17. Nb5 Ne7 18. Nd2 Bxg2 19. Kxg2 {1/2-1/2 (26) Ivanchuk,V (2710)-Dominguez Perez, L (2723) Varadero 2016}) 14. Kh1 Ra6 15. Rg1 Rb6 16. Qe2 Ne4 17. Qc2 f5 18. Nxe4 Bxe4 19. Qc3 Bxf3 20. Bxf3 Nf6 21. Qxa5 Rxb2 22. Rg2 Nd5 23. Bxd5 exd5 24. Qc3 Rb6 $1 25. a5 Rb5 26. Rg5 Rf6 27. Qc2 g6 28. h4 {[%cal Bh2h4,Bh4h5][%mdl 32]} Qe7 29. h5 Qe4+ 30. Qxe4 dxe4 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} 31. Rgg1 c5 32. dxc5 Rxc5 33. Rab1 Rxa5 34. Rxb7 Rfa6 35. Rbb1 (35. Rc1 $14 Ra1 36. Rxa1 Rxa1+ 37. Kg2) 35... Kg7 36. Kg2 Ra7 37. Rh1 h6 38. Kg3 R5a6 39. Kh4 {White is slightly better.} gxh5 40. Kxh5 Rg6 41. Rhg1 Rxg1 42. Rxg1+ $14 {KR-KR} Kh7 43. Rg6 Ra1 $1 {[%cal Ra1h1] [#]} 44. Rxh6+ Kg7 {White must now prevent ...Rh1+.} 45. Rb6 {And now Kg5 would win.} Rg1 $1 46. Kh4 (46. Ra6 {is more complex.} Kf7 47. Ra2 Kf6 48. Kh4 Rg4+ 49. Kh3) 46... Kf7 47. Kh3 Rg8 48. Kh2 Ke7 49. Rh6 Kf7 50. Rh3 Kf6 51. Rg3 (51. Kh1 {feels hotter.} Rb8 52. Rh5 Rb2 53. Kg2 Ra2 54. Rh6+) 51... Rh8+ 52. Kg2 Ra8 53. Rh3 Rg8+ 54. Kf1 Ra8 55. Rh6+ Ke7 56. Rc6 Ra1+ {Precision: White = 74%, Black = 63%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.26"] [Round "8"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D37"] [WhiteElo "2822"] [BlackElo "2768"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "78"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,78,23,22,26,28,31,22,23,17,34,15,27,39,40,21,39,44,45,45,45,39,56,56, 70,51,60,29,71,68,70,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,2,4,16,0,7,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. Bd3 Bb4+ {D37: Queen's Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4} 11. Nd2 Nc6 (11... d4 12. e4 Na6 13. O-O Nc5 14. Nb3 Be6 15. Nxc5 Bxc5 16. Qe2 Rc8 17. Bd2 Re8 18. Kh1 {0-1 (51) Caruana,F (2822)-Nakamura,H (2777) Saint Louis 2018}) 12. O-O Be7 13. a3 {LiveBook: 5 Games} g6 14. Rc1 Bf6 15. b4 Qe7 {[#]} 16. Nf3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 16. Bb5 Ne5 17. Nb3 Bg4 18. f3 {1/2-1/2 (63) Bindrich,F (2598)-Zatonskih,A (2424) Douglas 2017}) 16... Rd8 17. h3 Ne5 18. Nxe5 Bxe5 19. Qd2 a5 20. bxa5 Bxf4 21. exf4 Qxa3 22. Ra1 Qd6 23. Rfb1 Qf6 24. Ra2 Rd6 25. Rc2 Rc6 26. Rxc6 bxc6 27. Qb4 ({Better is} 27. Bf1 $14) 27... Qd8 $11 {The position is equal.} 28. Ra1 {Black must now prevent a6.} Ba6 29. Bxa6 Rxa6 { [%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} 30. f5 d4 31. fxg6 hxg6 32. Rd1 Rxa5 {Threatens to win with ...c5.} 33. Rxd4 Rd5 34. Re4 Rd1+ 35. Kh2 Qd6+ 36. Qxd6 Rxd6 37. Re7 Rd2 38. Rc7 Rxf2 39. Rxc6 Ra2 {Precision: White = 70%, Black = 69%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.26"] [Round "8"] [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D70"] [WhiteElo "2801"] [BlackElo "2842"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "116"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 11,116,18,15,9,10,16,20,27,25,30,33,24,15,16,30,39,32,26,35,22,31,16,16, 16,16,12,20,14,16,2,19,19,19,14,14,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-14,-16,-12,0,0,0,0,0, -8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-7,-7,-49,0,0,0,-12,-12,-22,-12,-14,-12,-22,0, -45,-45,-45,-45,-45,-45,-45,-23,-23,-23,-23,-23,-23,-23,-23,-23,-23,0,-23,0, -23,0,-23,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 c6 5. Bg2 d5 6. Nbd2 a5 { LiveBook: 3 Games. D73: Fianchetto Grünfeld: 5 Nf3} 7. b3 a4 8. Ba3 axb3 { The position is equal.} 9. axb3 O-O 10. O-O Re8 11. e3 Bf5 12. Qe2 {[#] Hoping for Bxe7!} Na6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12... Nbd7 13. cxd5 cxd5 14. h3 {0-1 (33) Wojtaszek,R (2734)-Ivanchuk,V (2726) Berlin 2015}) 13. Ne5 Ne4 14. cxd5 cxd5 15. Nxe4 Bxe4 16. Bxe4 dxe4 17. Qb5 Rb8 $1 18. Qc4 Bxe5 19. dxe5 Qd3 20. Rac1 Qxc4 21. Rxc4 b5 22. Rc6 ({But not} 22. Rxe4 b4 $15) 22... Ra8 $1 {Threatens to win with ...Nb8.} 23. Rfc1 Nb8 24. Rc8 Kf8 25. Bb4 {R1c7 is the strong threat.} Na6 26. Rxa8 Rxa8 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 27. Ba5 Ke8 28. Rc6 Kd7 29. Rb6 $1 Nc5 30. b4 Nd3 {[#]} 31. e6+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} fxe6 32. Rxb5 Rc8 33. Rb7+ Kd6 34. b5 Rc1+ 35. Kg2 Rc2 36. Kg1 g5 37. Rb8 Rb2 ({Much worse is } 37... Nxf2 $6 38. Rd8+ Ke5 39. b6 $16) 38. Rd8+ Kc5 39. b6 Rb5 40. Kg2 g4 41. h3 h5 42. hxg4 hxg4 43. Bc3 e5 44. Rg8 Kc4 45. Rc8+ Kd5 46. Rd8+ Kc5 47. Rc8+ ( 47. Rg8 {keeps more tension.}) 47... Kxb6 48. Rb8+ Kc5 49. Rxb5+ Kxb5 $15 { KB-KN} 50. Kf1 Ka4 (50... Kc6 {seems wilder.} 51. Be1 Kd6 52. Ke2 Ke6 53. Bd2 Kf6) 51. Ke2 e6 52. Kf1 Kb3 53. Ba5 Kc2 54. Ke2 Nc1+ 55. Ke1 Nd3+ 56. Ke2 Nc1+ 57. Ke1 Nd3+ 58. Ke2 Nc1+ {Precision: White = 67%, Black = 65%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.26"] [Round "8"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C67"] [WhiteElo "2779"] [BlackElo "2767"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "82"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 20,82,24,0,16,12,18,9,20,0,7,10,5,11,12,12,16,0,0,-25,-24,-12,-14,-26,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 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. Rd1+ Ke8 10. Nc3 {[%cal Bb1c3,Bc3e2,Be2d4][%mdl 32]} Be7 11. Ne2 {LiveBook: 11 Partien. C67: Spanische Partie (Berliner Verteidigung)} Nh4 12. Nxh4 Bxh4 13. Nd4 $146 ({Vorgänger:} 13. Be3 Be7 14. a4 h5 15. a5 h4 16. Nd4 Rh5 17. a6 Rxe5 18. Bf4 Rd5 {1/2-1/2 (59) Vachier Lagrave,M (2796)-So, W (2812) Paris 2017}) 13... a6 14. Bf4 c5 15. Ne2 Bf5 16. c4 Rd8 17. Nc3 Rd7 18. Be3 b6 19. Nd5 Kd8 20. g3 Be7 $1 21. a3 Bc2 22. Rd2 {Die Stellung ist ausgeglichen.} Bb3 23. Rc1 a5 24. Rc3 a4 25. e6 fxe6 26. Nxe7 Kxe7 27. Bg5+ Ke8 28. Rcd3 $1 {[%cal Rd3d7]} Rxd3 29. Rxd3 $11 {[%mdl 4096] [#] Endspiel Droht stark Td8+. KTL-KTL} Rf8 30. Rd8+ Kf7 31. Rxf8+ Kxf8 {KL-KL} 32. Bd8 Bxc4 33. Bxc7 b5 34. Bd6+ Kf7 35. Bxc5 e5 36. f3 Bd5 37. Kf2 g6 38. Bb4 Bc6 39. Bc5 Bd5 40. Bb4 Bc6 41. Bc5 Bb7 {Precision: Weiß = 72%, Schwarz = 78%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.26"] [Round "8"] [White "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Black "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E10"] [WhiteElo "2777"] [BlackElo "2773"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "83"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 25,83,0,-11,-7,-10,0,-22,-29,16,24,17,18,59,60,29,21,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,-8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7 8. Nc3 c6 9. Bf4 dxc4 10. e4 Re8 {E07: Closed Catalan: Main Line (5 Nf3 0-0 6 0-0 Nbd7)} 11. a4 b6 12. d5 exd5 13. exd5 Bb7 $1 {[%cal Rf6d5] [#] LiveBook: 3 Games} 14. a5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} bxa5 {[%cal Rc6d5]} 15. d6 Bf8 16. Nd2 {[#]} Nd5 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 16... Nb6 17. Nde4 Nxe4 18. Nxe4 {1-0 (40) Zontakh,A (2521) -Grigoryan,A (2616) Legnica 2013}) 17. Nxd5 cxd5 {[#]} 18. Nxc4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} dxc4 19. Bxb7 Rb8 20. Bd5 Ne5 {The position is equal.} 21. d7 Qxd7 22. Rxa5 Rbd8 {White must now prevent ...Bb4.} 23. Bxe5 $1 Bb4 24. Ra4 a5 25. Bc3 $1 { [%cal Rc3b4]} Bxc3 26. bxc3 Qxd5 27. Qxd5 Rxd5 28. Rxc4 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} Ra8 29. Ra1 Kf8 30. Raa4 Ra7 31. Rc8+ Ke7 32. c4 Re5 33. h4 Kd6 34. Kg2 h5 35. Rd8+ Ke7 36. Rc8 g6 37. Rb8 Kd6 38. Rb6+ Kc5 39. Rb5+ Kd6 { Strongly threatening ...Rxb5.} 40. Rb6+ Kc5 41. Rb5+ Kd6 {Hoping for ...Rxb5.} 42. Rb6+ {Precision: White = 73%, Black = 84%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.26"] [Round "8"] [White "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Black "So, Wesley"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A02"] [WhiteElo "2766"] [BlackElo "2780"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "70"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 13,70,0,0,0,0,-5,0,0,1,12,26,28,39,32,31,7,8,2,4,8,5,0,0,-17,-18,-16, -17,-17,-18,-39,0,-6,0,-87,-92,-81,-85,-119,-103,-98,-102,-83,-79,-100,-79,-85, -67,-129,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. f4 Nf6 2. Nf3 b6 3. b3 Bb7 4. e3 g6 5. Bb2 Bg7 6. g3 O-O 7. Bg2 c5 {LiveBook: 6 Games} 8. c4 {A02: Bird's Opening} (8. O-O d6 9. a4 a6 10. Qe2 Qc7 11. d3 Nc6 12. e4 b5 13. axb5 axb5 14. Nc3 b4 15. Na4 Nd7 16. Bxg7 Kxg7 17. Qe3 Nb6 18. Nxb6 Qxb6 {1/2-1/2 (18) Gajic,M (2362) -Drazic,S (2411) Novi Sad 2018}) 8... d5 9. O-O Nc6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9... e6 10. Qe2 Nc6 11. d3 Qe7 12. Nbd2 Rfd8 13. Rad1 a5 14. Ne5 a4 15. Ndf3 axb3 16. axb3 Ra2 17. Nxc6 Bxc6 18. Bxf6 Rxe2 19. Bxe7 Re8 20. Bd6 {1-0 (20) Hoffmann,H (2236)-Gerhardt,P (2122) Boeblingen 2001}) 10. Qe2 Rc8 11. d3 d4 12. exd4 Nxd4 13. Nxd4 Bxg2 14. Kxg2 {[#] Hoping for Nf3.} cxd4 15. Na3 Nd7 16. Nc2 Nc5 17. f5 Qd7 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black has some pressure.} 18. g4 b5 {[#] White must now prevent ...bxc4.} 19. Ba3 a5 20. Bxc5 Rxc5 21. Rae1 bxc4 (21... Bf6 { feels hotter.} 22. Kh1 gxf5 23. gxf5 bxc4 24. bxc4 Kh8) 22. bxc4 gxf5 {...Re5 is the strong threat.} 23. gxf5 (23. Qxe7 $11 {keeps the balance.} Qxe7 24. Rxe7) 23... Rxf5 $17 24. Rxf5 Qxf5 25. Qf3 Qg5+ 26. Kh1 Kh8 27. Rg1 Qh6 28. Qd5 Qd2 29. Nxd4 Qxa2 30. Qe4 ({White should try} 30. Nc6 $15) 30... Qb2 (30... Qf2 $17 31. Nf5 Bf6) 31. Nf5 $1 $11 {The position is equal.} Be5 {[%csl Ge5][%cal Rb2h2]} 32. Rg2 Qc1+ 33. Rg1 Qb2 {[%csl Ge5][%cal Rb2h2]} 34. Rg2 Qc1+ 35. Rg1 Qb2 {Precision: White = 49%, Black = 59%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.27"] [Round "9"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D37"] [WhiteElo "2842"] [BlackElo "2777"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "193"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 22,193,12,19,20,22,24,18,31,18,14,10,22,14,41,39,24,19,54,56,71,64,83, 42,52,33,28,0,28,20,61,61,55,48,49,13,3,0,0,0,36,35,10,25,50,43,50,29,29,14,14, 0,6,0,0,0,0,0,11,14,29,29,34,29,29,29,29,29,36,43,43,29,29,29,29,29,36,21,28,0, 43,22,22,14,15,14,17,22,22,22,50,50,50,50,50,50,50,50,50,50,50,50,50,50,77,77, 77,77,77,77,77,77,337,337,337,337,330,330,330,330,330,330,330,330,330,330,330, 323,323,323,323,308,308,308,308,269,643,645,621,555,667,673,657,647,627,206, 715,694,727,727,718,685,681,681,595,568,727,673,903,1112,1093,1012,4702,4622, 3825,996,29961,29964,29958,29958,29954,29953,12798,9063]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. d4 e6 3. c4 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 b6 7. Bd3 dxc4 {D37: Queen's Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4} 8. Bxc4 Ba6 9. Qe2 Bxc4 10. Qxc4 c5 11. dxc5 bxc5 12. O-O { LiveBook: 3 Games} Nc6 13. Rac1 {[#]} Rc8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13... Qa5 14. Rfd1 Rfd8 15. a3 {1/2-1/2 (40) Dreev,A (2664)-Zherebukh,Y (2595) Las Vegas 2016 }) 14. Ne5 Qb6 15. Nxc6 Rxc6 16. b3 h6 17. Rfd1 Qb7 18. h3 Rfc8 19. Na4 Nd7 20. Rd2 Nb6 21. Nxb6 $1 Rxb6 22. Rcd1 Bf6 23. Rd7 Qa6 24. Qe4 {Be5 is the strong threat.} e5 25. Bxh6 Re8 26. Qg4 {Black must now prevent e4.} (26. Qd5 $6 Rf8 $15) 26... Qxa2 27. e4 {Hoping for R7d6.} Qxb3 28. Be3 Rb7 29. R7d6 {Threatens to win with Rxf6.} Be7 30. R6d5 Bf8 31. Bxc5 Bxc5 32. Rxc5 Qe6 33. Qe2 Rd7 34. Rxd7 Qxd7 $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} 35. Rd5 Qc7 36. Qd2 Ra8 37. Rd7 Qc4 38. f3 Qc5+ 39. Kh2 Qc6 40. Rd6 Qc5 41. Ra6 Qe7 42. Qe3 Kh7 43. Kg3 Qb7 44. Qa3 f6 45. Kh2 Qc7 46. Qa1 Qb7 47. Qa5 Qd7 48. Qa2 Qe7 49. Qf2 Qb7 50. Qa2 Qe7 51. Qd5 Rb8 52. Qa5 Rb7 53. Qe1 Qd7 54. Qh4+ Kg8 55. Qf2 Qf7 56. Qa2 Qxa2 57. Rxa2 {KR-KR} Kh7 58. Ra6 Kg6 59. h4 {[%cal Bh3h4,Bh4h5][%mdl 32]} Kh5 60. Kh3 Rf7 61. g4+ Kh6 62. Kg3 g5 63. h5 Kg7 64. Kf2 Rb7 65. Ra3 Kh6 66. Ke3 a5 $2 { [%mdl 8192]} (66... Rd7 $16 {might work better.}) 67. Rxa5 $18 Rb3+ 68. Kf2 Rb2+ 69. Kg3 Kg7 70. Ra7+ Kg8 71. Ra1 Kg7 72. Rf1 Ra2 73. Rf2 Ra3 74. Rd2 Ra7 75. Kf2 Kf7 76. Ke2 Rb7 77. Rd3 Ra7 78. Kd2 Ke6 $2 (78... Rc7 79. Rd8 Kg7) 79. Kc3 Ke7 80. Kc4 Rc7+ 81. Kb5 Rc1 82. Rb3 Kf7 83. Kb6 Rc2 $2 (83... Kf8 84. Kb5 Kf7) 84. Kb7 Rc1 85. Kb8 Kg8 86. Rb6 Kg7 87. Rb7+ Kg8 {intending ...Rc3.} 88. Rc7 Rb1+ 89. Kc8 Rb3 90. Kd7 Rxf3 91. Ke6 Rf4 92. h6 Kh8 93. Rb7 Kg8 94. Rg7+ Kh8 {[#]} 95. Kf7 $1 Rxe4 {[#]} 96. Kg6 $1 ({Weaker is} 96. Kxf6 Rxg4 97. Kg6 ( 97. Rxg5 Rxg5 98. Kxg5 Kh7 $11) (97. Kxe5 Rh4 $11) 97... Ra4 $11) 96... Ra4 97. Rh7+ {Precision: White = 80%, Black = 47%.} 1-0 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.27"] [Round "9"] [White "So, Wesley"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C42"] [WhiteElo "2780"] [BlackElo "2822"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "70"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 11,70,15,17,0,6,6,1,0,13,5,19,4,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, -18,-9,-16,0,0,0,-7,-6,-10,-8,-10,-8,-10,-10,-13,-5,-8,-7,-7,-7,-14,-11,-14,0, -14,0,-14,0,-18,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nd3 (4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 b6 9. O-O-O Bb7 10. h4 Nd7 11. Bd3 Re8 12. Kb1 Bf6 13. Rh3 Nc5 14. Bxc5 bxc5 15. g4 c4 16. Bxc4 {1/2-1/2 (26) Caruana,F (2822)-Mamedyarov,S (2808) Stavanger 2018}) (4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Bd3 d5 6. O-O Be7 7. Re1 Nd6 8. c3 O-O 9. Bc2 c6 10. d4 Bf5 11. Bf4 Bxc2 12. Qxc2 Na6 13. Nbd2 Nc7 {1/2-1/2 (46) So,W (2786)-Caruana,F (2804) Saint Louis 2018}) 4... Nxe4 5. Qe2 Qe7 6. Nc3 {C42: Russische Verteidigung (Petrow)} Nf6 {LiveBook: 3 Partien. Die Stellung ist ausgeglichen.} 7. b3 Nc6 $146 ({Vorgänger:} 7... c6 8. Qxe7+ Bxe7 9. Ba3 O-O 10. O-O-O Rd8 {1/2-1/2 (10) Dvalishvili,P (2399)-Ulko,J (2476) Moscow 2011}) 8. Bb2 Bf5 9. Nf4 O-O-O 10. Qxe7 Nxe7 (10... Bxe7 {is interesting.} 11. Ncd5 Nxd5 12. Nxd5 Bg5 13. Ne3 Bxe3 14. dxe3 Nb4) 11. O-O-O Ng6 12. Bd3 Bd7 13. Nxg6 hxg6 14. Ne4 Nxe4 15. Bxe4 g5 16. h3 c6 17. c4 Be6 18. Bf3 d5 19. d3 f6 20. Rhe1 Bf7 21. cxd5 Bxd5 22. Bxd5 Rxd5 23. Re8+ Rd8 24. Rxd8+ Kxd8 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endspiel KTL-KTL} 25. Re1 Bc5 26. f3 Re8 27. Re4 Kd7 28. Kc2 Bd6 29. a4 a6 30. Bc3 b5 31. Bb2 Re6 32. Bc3 Re8 33. Bb2 Re6 34. Bc3 Re8 35. Bb2 $1 Re6 {Precision: Weiß = 74%, Schwarz = 64%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.27"] [Round "9"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D86"] [WhiteElo "2773"] [BlackElo "2779"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "238"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 23,237,27,32,22,21,8,26,8,8,18,31,9,10,0,1,0,14,-2,-3,-63,-62,-91,0,0,0, 0,-11,-14,0,0,29,-17,-18,-20,0,-8,0,-31,0,-52,-8,-31,-35,-79,-62,-73,-71,-97, -97,-97,-91,-96,-46,-58,-45,-85,-85,-82,-74,-85,-84,-85,-78,-79,-60,-60,-59, -72,-62,-62,-31,-27,-37,-27,-24,-34,-34,-88,-66,-66,-62,-79,-74,-79,-79,-72, -81,-81,-39,-56,-40,-72,-25,-167,-176,-169,-122,-99,-108,-160,-70,-70,-70,-70, -10,-10,-10,-10,-10,-35,-10,-16,0,-70,-46,-122,-122,-186,-189,-326,-262,-496, -442,-489,-411,-789,-793,-789,-122,-592,-233,-233,-99,-220,-99,-99,-99,-99,-99, -99,-99,-99,-48,-55,-55,-55,-62,-62,-70,-99,-99,-99,-99,-99,-99,-99,-99,-99, -99,-99,0,-99,-99,-99,0,-99,-99,-99,-99,-99,-99,-99,-99,-99,-99,-99,-8,-8,-8, -8,0,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,0,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 {Schulz,André} Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Bc4 c5 8. Ne2 Nc6 9. Be3 O-O 10. O-O Bg4 11. f3 Bd7 12. Rb1 Qc7 {LiveBook: 99 Partien} 13. h4 $146 {D87: Grünfeldindisch (Abtauschvariante, Botwinnik-Variante)} (13. Bd3 {with more complications.} Rfd8 14. Qd2 a6 15. h3 Na5 16. d5) ({Vorgänger:} 13. Qd2 Rad8 14. Rfc1 Na5 15. Bd3 e5 16. Bh6 b6 17. Bxg7 Kxg7 18. f4 f6 19. fxe5 fxe5 20. Qg5 cxd4 21. cxd4 {0-1 (101) Aronian,L (2784)-Areshchenko,A (2672) Baku 2015 CBM 169 [Schulz,André]}) 13... cxd4 14. cxd4 Nxd4 {[#]} 15. Bxf7+ $1 {[%mdl 512] Weiß hat minimalen Vorteil.} Rxf7 16. Nxd4 Rd8 17. Qb3 Qg3 18. Ne2 Qxh4 19. Bf2 Qf6 (19... Qh5 {looks sharper.} 20. Qxb7 Be5 21. Ng3 Qg5 22. Rfd1 Bxg3 23. Bxg3 Qxg3 24. Rxd7 Rxd7 25. Qxd7 Rxf3 26. Qxe7 Qf2+) 20. Rfd1 $132 {[%mdl 2048] Weiss is not keeping still} b6 21. Qa3 (21. Rd3 $11) 21... e6 22. Rd2 Be8 {[#]} (22... Bf8 $17 23. Qd3 Rc8) 23. e5 $1 $11 {[%cal Re5f6][%mdl 512]} Qf5 (23... Qxe5 24. Rxd8) 24. Rxd8 Qxb1+ 25. Kh2 Rf8 26. Ng3 {Droht De7 und aus.} Bxe5 27. Qxa7 Qb4 28. Kg1 $1 Qb1+ 29. Kh2 $1 Qb4 30. Kg1 $1 Bf6 31. Rd1 ({Lieber} 31. Rc8 $11) 31... Ba4 32. Rf1 (32. Re1 {is more complex.} Bd4 33. Rxe6 Bc6 34. Qc7 Bxf2+ 35. Kxf2 Qd4+ 36. Re3) 32... Bc6 33. Qxb6 Qxb6 34. Bxb6 Ra8 35. Rf2 Bd5 36. Ne4 Be5 37. Re2 Bxa2 38. Ng5 Bd6 39. Kf2 Bc4 40. Rd2 Be7 (40... Ra2 {feels hotter.} 41. Rxa2 Bxa2 42. Ne4 Be5 43. g4 Bd5) 41. Be3 Bd5 42. Rc2 h6 43. Ne4 Bxe4 44. fxe4 $17 {[%mdl 4096] Endspiel KTL-KTL} h5 45. Rc7 Bf6 46. Rc6 Ra2+ 47. Kf3 Ra3 48. Ke2 Kf7 49. Rc7+ Ke8 50. Rh7 (50. Rc8+ $15 Ke7 51. Rb8 Ra2+ 52. Kf3) 50... Rb3 51. Ra7 Rb2+ 52. Kf3 g5 {[%cal Bg6g5,Bg5g4][%mdl 32]} 53. e5 g4+ 54. Ke4 Rb4+ 55. Kd3 Bd8 56. Ra8 Kd7 57. g3 Bc7 58. Bd4 (58. Bf4 $1 $11 {und Weiss muss sich keine Sorgen machen.}) 58... Kc6 $1 $19 59. Bc3 Rb8 60. Ra6+ Rb6 $1 {[%cal Rb6a6]} 61. Ra8 ( 61. Ra4 $142) 61... Rb5 ({Günstiger ist} 61... Rb3 $17 62. Kd4 Rb5 63. Ra6+ Bb6+ 64. Ke4 Kc7) 62. Ke4 $15 Rb3 63. Bd4 $1 Bb8 ({Besser ist} 63... Rb4 $15 64. Ra6+ Kd7) 64. Ra6+ $11 Kd7 65. Ra8 $1 Rb1 66. Bf2 Rb4+ 67. Bd4 Bc7 (67... Kd8 $11) 68. Kd3 $1 $15 Rb8 69. Ra7 (69. Ra3 $1 $15) 69... Rb5 70. Kc4 (70. Bc3 $17 {ist wohl besser.}) 70... Ra5 $19 71. Rb7 (71. Kd3 {einziger Zug.}) 71... Kc6 72. Rb3 $2 (72. Rb1) 72... Bxe5 73. Rb6+ Kd7 74. Bxe5 (74. Bf2 $142) 74... Rxe5 {KT-KT} 75. Kd4 Ra5 $2 (75... Rd5+ $19 76. Ke4 Ra5) 76. Ke4 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (76. Rb7+ $17 {nur so!} Kd6 77. Rh7) 76... Ke7 $1 {[%cal Re7f6]} 77. Rb8 Ra3 (77... Kf6 $19 {ist viel giftiger. Weiss muss nun ...Ta3 beachten.} 78. Rh8 Ra4+ 79. Ke3 Ra3+ 80. Kf2 Kg6) 78. Rh8 (78. Rb5 $17) 78... Rxg3 (78... Ra4+ $1 $19 {bietet bessere Gewinnchancen.} 79. Ke5 Kf7) 79. Rxh5 $17 Ra3 {...g3 ist eine echte Drohung.} 80. Kf4 Ra4+ 81. Kg3 Kd6 82. Rh8 Kd5 (82... e5 $17 83. Rd8+ Kc5 84. Rc8+ Kd5) 83. Rd8+ $1 $15 Ke5 84. Rb8 Rd4 85. Ra8 Re4 86. Ra5+ Kf6 87. Ra8 e5 88. Rf8+ Ke6 89. Re8+ Kd5 90. Rd8+ Kc4 91. Ra8 Kd5 92. Rd8+ Kc5 93. Rc8+ Kd4 $1 94. Ra8 (94. Rd8+ $11 {hält das Gleichgewicht.} Kc5 95. Rc8+ Kd4 96. Rd8+ Kc4 97. Ra8) 94... Rf4 $17 95. Re8 Ke4 96. Rg8 Rf3+ 97. Kxg4 {[#]} Rf1 $1 {[%cal Rf1g1]} 98. Kh3 {[#]} Ke3 $1 99. Kg2 Ra1 (99... Rf2+ $17 100. Kg3 Rf3+ 101. Kg4 Rf4+ 102. Kg3 Rf7) 100. Rg3+ $11 {Die Stellung ist ausgeglichen.} Ke2 {zielt auf ...e4 ab.} 101. Rg4 Ke3 {Droht stark ...e4.} 102. Rg3+ Kd2 103. Rg4 Re1 {Und weiter mit ...e4 wäre nett.} 104. Ra4 e4 105. Ra2+ Ke3 106. Ra3+ Kf4 107. Kf2 Rb1 108. Ke2 Rb2+ 109. Ke1 Ke5 110. Ra4 Kf5 {und nun wäre ...Tb3 stark für Schwarz.} 111. Ra8 Kf4 {Schwarz will ...Kf3 spielen.} 112. Ra3 Rh2 113. Kf1 Rd2 {Droht ...Td3.} 114. Ke1 Rd3 115. Rxd3 exd3 {[%cal Be4d3,Bd3d2] [%mdl 32]} 116. Kd2 Ke4 117. Kd1 Ke3 {( -> ...d2)} 118. Ke1 d2+ 119. Kd1 Kd3 $2 {[%mdl 8192] Precision: Weiß = 49%, Schwarz = 56%.} (119... Ke4 120. Kxd2) 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.27"] [Round "9"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C80"] [WhiteElo "2768"] [BlackElo "2801"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "117"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 31,117,20,20,14,23,19,30,34,23,29,28,16,28,20,38,23,30,27,34,37,39,35, 31,39,45,25,33,19,26,29,23,19,19,27,38,37,27,24,36,36,35,40,39,37,37,44,45,25, 31,17,33,36,27,25,29,27,62,47,54,12,29,12,12,19,12,12,12,12,12,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 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. Re1 (15. b4 O-O 16. h3 Qd7 17. Bf4 Rfd8 18. g4 Bg6 19. Bg3 h5 { 1-0 (56) Caruana,F (2822)-Mamedyarov,S (2801) Saint Louis 2018}) (15. Bf4 O-O 16. h3 Qd7 17. b4 Rfd8 18. g4 Bg6 19. Bg3 h5 {1/2-1/2 (37) Anand,V (2776) -Mamedyarov,S (2761) Moscow 2016}) 15... O-O 16. Be3 Qd5 {LiveBook: 14 Games} 17. Bd4 d2 18. Re2 Bxb1 19. Rxb1 Nxd4 20. Nxd4 Bg5 $146 21. g3 c5 22. Nf5 Qd3 23. Nd6 {Strongly threatening f4.} Qg6 $1 24. h4 Bh6 {[#]} 25. h5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Qxh5 26. Rxd2 Qxe5 27. Rd5 Qf6 28. Ra1 g6 29. Ne4 {[%cal Bd6e4,Be4c5, Bc5d7,Bd7e5][%mdl 32]} Qc6 30. Nxc5 Rfe8 31. b4 Bf8 32. Nd7 Re6 33. Ne5 Qe8 34. Nd7 h5 35. Qf3 {[#] And now Nf6+ would win.} Qe7 36. Nc5 Rf6 37. Qe4 Qxe4 38. Nxe4 Rc6 39. Nd2 Re8 40. Kf1 Rf6 41. Nb3 Re4 42. Rd8 {Threatens to win with Nc5.} Kg7 43. Ra8 Ree6 44. Nd4 Rd6 45. Kg2 Be7 46. Re1 Rd8 {The position is equal.} 47. Ra7 Bxb4 $1 {...Rxd4! is the strong threat.} 48. Ne6+ $1 Rxe6 49. Rxe6 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRB} Bc5 50. Rc7 Rd2 51. Rxg6+ (51. Rxa6 { with more complications.} Bxf2 52. Kf3 Rxb2 53. Ra1 b4 54. cxb4 Bd4 55. Re1) 51... Kxg6 52. Rxc5 Rxb2 {KR-KR} 53. Rc6+ f6 54. Rxa6 Rc2 55. Rb6 Rc1 56. Rb7 Rc2 57. Rb6 Rc1 58. Rb7 Rc2 59. Rb6 {Precision: White = 63%, Black = 80%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "6th Sinquefield Cup GCT 2018"] [Site "Saint Louis"] [Date "2018.08.27"] [Round "9"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A46"] [WhiteElo "2767"] [BlackElo "2766"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "67"] [EventDate "2018.08.18"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 15,67,27,34,26,28,24,0,0,11,0,5,0,7,0,5,0,0,0,-2,0,-9,-177,-184,-186, -180,-189,-173,-188,-69,-66,-75,-78,-82,-101,-85,-99,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,982,956, 996,944,1093,1069,1493,1493,29998,29999]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d6 3. g3 Nbd7 4. Bg2 e5 5. c4 c6 6. Nc3 e4 7. Nh4 {A54: Altindisch} d5 8. O-O Bb4 {LiveBook: 5 Partien} 9. cxd5 {Weiß steht etwas besser.} cxd5 10. f3 $146 {[%cal Rf3e4]} ({ Vorgänger:} 10. Nf5 O-O 11. Qb3 Bxc3 12. Qxc3 Nb6 13. Ne3 Be6 14. b3 Qd7 { 0-1 (57) Kovalenko,I (2642)-Kabanov,N (2501) Moscow 2014}) 10... Bxc3 11. bxc3 O-O 12. Ba3 {Schwarz muss nun fxe4 beachten.} Re8 13. Nf5 Nb6 14. Nd6 Nc4 15. Nxc4 dxc4 16. fxe4 Nxe4 17. Qc2 Qd5 18. Rxf7 $2 (18. Rf3 $11) 18... Kxf7 $19 ({ Lieber nicht} 18... Qxf7 19. Bxe4 Qh5 20. Re1 $14) 19. Rf1+ Bf5 $1 20. g4 g6 21. Qc1 Kg7 (21... Re6 $1 $19 22. Qg5 (22. gxf5 $2 gxf5 23. Qg5 Qxd4+ 24. cxd4 Nxg5 $17) 22... Qxd4+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} 23. cxd4 Nxg5) 22. gxf5 $15 gxf5 { Droht ...Te6 und aus.} 23. Bxe4 fxe4 ({Ein No Go ist} 23... Qxe4 24. Qg5+ Kh8 25. Qf6+ Kg8 26. Rxf5 $11) 24. Qf4 {[#]} h6 $1 25. Qc7+ Kh8 (25... Kg6 $17 26. Kf2 Rac8) 26. Bd6 $1 $40 {[%mdl 128] Weiss greift an.} Rg8+ 27. Kf2 $1 Rg6 $1 { [%cal Rg6d6]} 28. Be5+ Kg8 {zielt auf ...Tf8+ ab.} 29. Ke3 Rd8 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (29... Re8 $11) 30. Qe7 $1 $18 b5 31. h4 {[%cal Bh2h4,Bh4h5][%mdl 32]} a5 32. h5 Rg5 33. Rf6 Rxe5 34. Rg6+ {Precision: Weiß = 56%, Schwarz = 57%.} 1-0
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