Vachier-Lagrave awarded Shenzen Masters win after three-way tie

Vachier-Lagrave awarded Shenzen Masters win after three-way tie

2018 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the 2nd Dute Cup Shenzhen Longgang Masters with 5.5/10 and 20,000$. Anish Giri 5.5, Ding Liren 5.5. Yu Yangyi 5. Nikita Vitiugov 5. Radoslaw Wojtaszek 3.5

The end of the (Longgang) road | Photo: qipai.org.cn

2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters

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[Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.04"] [Round "1"] [White "Giri, Anish"] [Black "Ding, Liren"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C84"] [WhiteElo "2780"] [BlackElo "2816"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "77"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a3 {[%cal Ba2a3, Ba3a4][%mdl 32]} O-O 9. Nc3 Bg4 10. Be3 Nd4 {C84: Spanische Partie (Mittelgambit)} 11. Bxd4 exd4 12. Nd5 c5 13. a4 Be6 14. Nxf6+ Bxf6 {LiveBook: 7 Partien} 15. Bxe6 fxe6 {[#]} 16. g3 $146 ({Vorgänger:} 16. Re1 Qc7 17. e5 dxe5 18. Nd2 {1/2-1/2 (35) Anand,V (2760)-Ding,L (2791) Stavanger 2018}) 16... Qd7 17. axb5 axb5 18. Kg2 Qc6 19. Qe2 c4 20. h4 c3 {zielt auf ...Txa1 ab.} 21. b3 e5 22. Ng1 b4 23. Rxa8 Rxa8 24. f4 exf4 25. gxf4 Bxh4 26. Qg4 d5 {[#]} 27. e5 $1 Qg6 28. Qxg6 (28. Kh3 $14 Be7 29. Nf3) 28... hxg6 $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endspiel KTL-KTS} 29. Nf3 Be7 30. Kg3 Kf7 31. Kg4 Ra2 32. Rf2 Ra1 33. Re2 Rf1 { [#]} (33... Bc5 $11) 34. Rh2 (34. Re1 $1 $16 {[%cal Re1f1]} Rxe1 35. Nxe1) 34... Rc1 $11 {Die Stellung ist ausgeglichen.} 35. Rg2 Bc5 36. Ng5+ Ke7 37. Nf3 Kf7 38. Ng5+ Ke7 39. Nf3 {Precision: Weiß = 60%, Schwarz = 39%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.04"] [Round "1"] [White "Yu, Yangyi"] [Black "Wojtaszek, Radoslaw"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E24"] [WhiteElo "2764"] [BlackElo "2749"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "71"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 14,71,-39,-50,35,38,59,45,59,59,80,65,84,68,75,59,59,59,68,59,62,21,24, 33,27,-38,-37,-38,-36,-37,-42,-35,-28,-41,-41,-50,-46,-32,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. a3 Bxc3+ 5. bxc3 c5 6. f3 Nc6 7. e4 d6 8. Ne2 {LiveBook: 8 Games. E24: Nimzo-Indian: Sämisch: Unusual Black 5th moves and 5...c5 sidelines} (8. Bd3 cxd4 9. Bb2 dxc3 10. Bxc3 O-O 11. Ne2 Nd7 12. f4 b6 13. Ng3 Qe7 14. O-O Nc5 15. Rf3 f6 {0-1 (34) Volkov, S (2580)-Inarkiev,E (2684) Yaroslavl 2018}) 8... e5 (8... O-O $15) 9. d5 $14 Ne7 10. h4 {White is slightly better.} h5 11. Ng3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. a4 Bd7 12. Ng3 Qa5 13. Qc2 O-O-O 14. Bd3 Rde8 15. Nf1 g6 {0-1 (49) Gutman,L (2480) -Hjartarson,J (2415) Grindavik 1984}) 11... Bd7 12. Bd2 Qc7 13. a4 {[%cal Ba3a4,Ba4a5][%mdl 32]} O-O-O 14. a5 Rdf8 15. Bd3 Kb8 16. Bc2 Nfg8 17. O-O Ng6 18. Nf5 N8e7 19. f4 ({Worse is} 19. Nxg7 Rfg8 $17) (19. Nxe7 $11 Nxe7 20. Qb1) 19... exf4 $15 20. Nxe7 Nxe7 21. Bxf4 f6 22. Bg3 Ng6 23. Ba4 Re8 24. Bxd7 Qxd7 25. Qa4 Kc8 26. Qxd7+ {The position is equal.} Kxd7 27. Rab1 Kc7 28. Rb5 $1 { [#] aiming for Rfb1.} Ne5 {...a6 is the strong threat.} 29. Rfb1 Rb8 30. Bxe5 $1 fxe5 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} 31. Rf1 {Hoping for Rf7+.} Rhf8 { Threatening ...Rxf1+.} 32. Rb2 Rxf1+ 33. Kxf1 Rf8+ 34. Rf2 Rxf2+ 35. Kxf2 b6 36. Ke2 {Precision: White = 58%, Black = 69%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.04"] [Round "1"] [White "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D92"] [WhiteElo "2709"] [BlackElo "2778"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "60"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 31,60,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,21,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. Rc1 Be6 7. e3 dxc4 8. Ng5 Bd5 9. e4 h6 10. exd5 hxg5 11. Bxg5 Nxd5 12. Bxc4 Nb6 13. Bb3 Nc6 14. d5 { D92: Grünfeld: 4 Nf3 Bg7 5 Bf4} Nd4 15. O-O Qd7 16. h4 (16. Re1 Rfe8 17. h4 Rad8 18. a4 Nxb3 19. Qxb3 Nxd5 20. Nxd5 Qxd5 21. Qxd5 Rxd5 22. Rxc7 {1/2-1/2 (59) Xiong,J (2665)-Bok,B (2636) Saint Louis 2018}) 16... Rfe8 {LiveBook: 4 Games. The position is equal.} 17. a3 Nxb3 18. Qxb3 Rad8 (18... Bxc3 {with more complications.} 19. Rxc3 Qxd5 20. Qc2 c6 21. Re1 Qf5) 19. Rfe1 Nxd5 (19... Qf5 {feels hotter.} 20. Rxe7 Rxe7 21. Bxe7 Rd7 22. Bg5 Bd4) 20. Nxd5 (20. Qxb7 {keeps more tension.} Nxc3 21. bxc3 c6 22. Qxd7 Rxd7 23. Re4) 20... Qxd5 21. Qxd5 Rxd5 22. Rxc7 Bxb2 23. Rxb7 Bxa3 24. Rxa7 Bb4 $146 25. Re2 {[%cal Rg5e7]} Rd1+ 26. Kh2 {[%cal Rg5e7]} Re1 27. Rxe1 Bxe1 28. Rxe7 Rxe7 29. Bxe7 Bxf2 30. Bf6 Kh7 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.05"] [Round "2"] [White "Ding, Liren"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A36"] [WhiteElo "2816"] [BlackElo "2778"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "121"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 12,121,23,20,19,24,6,-10,25,16,31,26,33,43,16,20,26,16,12,13,33,41,70, 70,66,60,70,70,70,68,68,72,81,33,81,81,81,81,81,81,81,81,81,81,81,55,81,62,81, 81,81,81,81,81,81,81,81,81,81,81,81,81,81,81,81,81,81,81,83,48,48,48,48,22,41, 41,41,41,41,31,41,41,41,31,41,41,41,31,31,9,31,30,30,30,30,30,30,30,30,30,30, 30,30,30,30,30,30,30,30,30,30,0]} 1. c4 c5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. Rb1 Nf6 6. a3 e6 {A36: Symmetrical English vs ...g6: 4 Bg2 Bg7} (6... b6 7. b4 cxb4 8. axb4 Bb7 9. Nh3 Na5 10. Bxb7 Nxb7 11. Nf4 O-O 12. O-O Ng4 13. Qb3 Nd6 14. d3 {1-0 (66) Ivanchuk,V (2731)-Nepomniachtchi,I (2721) Beijing 2013}) 7. b4 {LiveBook: 7 Games} d5 8. bxc5 O-O 9. Nf3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9. cxd5 exd5 10. Nf3 Ne4 11. Na4 Qa5 12. O-O Nxc5 13. Nxc5 Qxc5 14. d4 {0-1 (27) Radosavljevic, S (2267)-Gunnarsson,J (2430) Obrenovac 2008}) 9... Ne4 10. Bb2 Nxc3 11. Bxc3 Bxc3 12. dxc3 Qa5 13. cxd5 exd5 14. O-O Qxc5 15. a4 Rd8 16. Qd2 d4 17. cxd4 Nxd4 18. Nxd4 Qxd4 19. Qxd4 Rxd4 20. Bxb7 Bxb7 21. Rxb7 Rxa4 $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} 22. Rc1 Ra6 23. Rcc7 Rf6 24. Rxa7 Rxa7 25. Rxa7 $16 {KR-KR} h5 26. Kg2 Re6 27. e3 Re5 28. h3 Kg7 29. Ra3 Rb5 30. h4 Rb4 31. Kf3 Rb5 32. Ra4 Rf5+ 33. Ke2 Rb5 34. Rd4 Rb2+ 35. Kf3 Rb3 36. Kf4 Rb2 37. f3 Rb6 38. e4 Rb3 39. Rd5 Ra3 40. g4 hxg4 41. Kxg4 Ra1 42. h5 gxh5+ 43. Rxh5 f6 44. Rd5 Kg6 45. Rd6 { [#] And now e5 would win.} Ra4 46. Kf4 Rb4 47. Ke3 Rb3+ 48. Rd3 Rb1 49. f4 { [%cal Bf3f4,Bf4f5][%mdl 32]} Re1+ 50. Kd4 Rf1 51. f5+ Kf7 {White has an edge.} 52. Ra3 Rd1+ 53. Ke3 Re1+ 54. Kf3 Rf1+ 55. Ke2 Rb1 56. Ra7+ Kf8 57. Kd3 Rd1+ 58. Kc4 Rd2 59. Kc5 Rd1 60. Rb7 Ke8 61. Ra7 {Precision: White = 62%, Black = 80%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.05"] [Round "2"] [White "Giri, Anish"] [Black "Yu, Yangyi"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C42"] [WhiteElo "2780"] [BlackElo "2764"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "65"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 15,65,39,26,20,31,30,26,26,29,33,37,25,25,20,27,25,38,20,28,31,26,4,10, 1,15,8,16,13,21,19,22,0,0,0,0,0,35,22,16,0,18,0,0,-6,-6,-6,-6,-4,-4,-2,-6,-7]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. d4 Be7 7. Bd3 O-O 8. O-O {C42: Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves} Nc6 {LiveBook: 5 Games} 9. Re1 (9. d5 Ne5 10. Nxe5 dxe5 11. Re1 Nd7 12. Ne4 Nf6 13. Nxf6+ Bxf6 14. Qf3 Re8 15. c4 b6 {0-1 (41) Wei,Y (2729)-Yu,Y (2762) Danzhou 2018}) 9... Nb4 10. Bc4 {[%cal Bd3c4,Bc4b3,Bb3c2][%mdl 32] White is slightly better.} d5 11. Bb3 c6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11... Re8 12. Bg5 c6 13. a3 {0-1 (56) Cosentino,A (1952)-Hubal,M ICCF email 2014}) 12. Ne2 Ne4 13. c3 Na6 14. Ng3 Nd6 15. Bc2 Nc7 16. Ne5 g6 17. Bh6 Re8 $1 18. Re3 Bg5 19. Bxg5 Qxg5 20. Bd3 f6 21. Nf3 Qh6 22. Rxe8+ Ncxe8 23. Qe2 Qf8 24. h4 {[%cal Bh2h4,Bh4h5][%mdl 32]} Ng7 25. h5 g5 26. Qc2 h6 {The position is equal.} 27. Re1 Be6 {[%cal Bc8e6,Be6f7, Bf7h5][%mdl 32]} 28. Bh7+ Kh8 29. Qg6 Bf7 $1 {[%cal Rf7g6]} 30. Qxh6 {[#] Bg6+ would kill now.} ({Don't go for} 30. Qxf6 $2 Kxh7 31. b3 (31. Re7 $2 Re8 $19) 31... Re8 $19) 30... Nxh5 $1 31. Qxf8+ Rxf8 32. Nxh5 Bxh5 33. Bd3 {Precision: White = 61%, Black = 72%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.05"] [Round "2"] [White "Wojtaszek, Radoslaw"] [Black "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D43"] [WhiteElo "2749"] [BlackElo "2709"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "89"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 22,89,9,11,7,7,8,8,8,10,8,10,11,8,10,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-6,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,1,1,1,2,0,0,0,2,0,2,2,2,2,2,0,1,1,8,2,2,2,2,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. e3 g6 8. Be2 { D43: Semi-Slav: 5 Bg5 h6} (8. Bd3 Bg7 9. O-O O-O 10. Rc1 Nd7 11. cxd5 exd5 12. b4 Qd6 13. Qb3 Nb6 14. b5 Be6 15. bxc6 bxc6 16. Nd2 Rfc8 17. Ba6 Rcb8 18. Qc2 Nd7 {1/2-1/2 (63) Berkes,F (2678)-Perunovic,M (2593) Valjevo 2018}) 8... Bg7 9. O-O O-O 10. Rc1 Nd7 11. cxd5 exd5 12. b4 {LiveBook: 4 Games. The position is equal.} a6 13. a4 Qd6 14. b5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14. Qb3 Nb6 15. a5 Nd7 16. Na4 Re8 17. Bd3 Rb8 18. Rfe1 Nf8 19. Qc3 Ne6 20. Ne5 Nc7 {1/2-1/2 (20) Voloshin,L (2424)-Krejci,J (2504) Ceske Budejovice 2016}) 14... axb5 15. axb5 Nb6 16. Qb3 {Threatening bxc6.} Rb8 17. bxc6 bxc6 18. Na4 Nxa4 19. Qxa4 Bd7 20. Ne1 {[%cal Bf3e1,Be1d3,Bd3c5][%mdl 32]} Ra8 21. Qc2 Ra3 22. Nd3 Rfa8 23. Nc5 Ra2 24. Qd1 Be8 25. Rc2 Bf8 26. Qd2 Rxc2 27. Qxc2 Qc7 28. g3 Qa7 29. Rc1 Bxc5 30. Qxc5 Qxc5 31. Rxc5 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} Kf8 32. g4 Bd7 33. Kg2 Ke7 34. h4 Ra1 35. Rc2 Ra5 36. Kg3 Ra1 37. Rb2 Rg1+ 38. Kh2 Ra1 39. Bf3 Ra8 40. Kg3 Kd6 41. Rb1 Be6 42. Rb7 g5 43. Rb1 Rc8 44. Rc1 c5 45. dxc5+ {Precision: White = 73%, Black = 96%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.06"] [Round "3"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Wojtaszek, Radoslaw"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B91"] [WhiteElo "2778"] [BlackElo "2749"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "146"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,146,8,6,8,8,8,8,11,0,14,14,26,26,26,16,26,21,22,22,25,29,30,24,26,26, 32,28,22,10,37,12,36,36,47,36,38,36,41,18,18,17,16,16,26,19,21,26,21,20,22,26, 31,37,33,24,27,15,27,15,15,8,10,8,22,22,22,26,71,71,72,72,72,72,84,72,72,72,72, 72,72,72,72,72,73,73,73,73,73,73,73,73,73,73,73,73,73,73,73,72,72,72,72,72,72, 72,79,72,72,72,72,72,72,71,71,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. g3 e5 7. Nde2 Be7 8. Bg2 O-O 9. O-O b5 10. Nd5 { B91: Sizilianisch (Najdorf-Variante mit 6.g3)} Nbd7 11. Nec3 Nb6 12. Nxf6+ Bxf6 13. b3 {[#] LiveBook: 3 Partien} Be6 $146 ({Vorgänger:} 13... b4 14. Nd5 Nxd5 15. Qxd5 Be6 16. Qd3 Qc7 {0-1 (57) Giri,A (2782)-Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) Leuven 2018}) 14. Ba3 Qc7 15. Qd3 Rfc8 16. Bb4 a5 17. Nxb5 Qxc2 18. Qxc2 Rxc2 19. Bxd6 Nc8 20. Rfc1 Rxc1+ 21. Rxc1 Nxd6 22. Nxd6 a4 23. Nc4 Rb8 24. Rc3 axb3 25. axb3 Be7 26. Bf1 g6 27. Rc1 Rxb3 28. Nxe5 Bf6 29. Nd3 Bd4 30. Be2 Rc3 31. Rb1 g5 32. Ne1 h6 33. Kg2 Rb3 34. Rd1 Bb6 35. Nd3 Ra3 36. Rb1 Ba7 37. Nb4 Rb3 38. Rxb3 Bxb3 $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endspiel KLL-KLS} 39. Bg4 Kg7 40. h4 Bd4 41. Nc6 Bc5 42. Bf5 Kf6 43. f4 Be3 44. fxg5+ hxg5 45. h5 {[#] h6 ist eine echte Drohung.} Kg7 46. g4 Bc4 47. Kf3 Bc1 48. Ne5 Bb5 49. Kf2 Bf4 50. Nf3 Bd3 51. Ke1 Be3 52. Kd1 Bf4 53. Ne1 Bb1 54. Ke2 Kh6 55. Nf3 Kg7 56. Nd4 Be5 57. Nc6 Bf4 58. Nb4 Kh6 59. Nd5 Bc2 60. Nc3 Kg7 61. Nb5 Bc1 62. Nd4 Bb1 63. Kf3 Bd3 64. Bd7 Ba6 65. Nf5+ Kf8 66. Bc6 Bf4 67. Bd5 {Und Sh6 würde nun gewinnen.} Bc8 68. Nd4 Kg7 69. h6+ ({Besser ist} 69. Bc4 $16) 69... Kxh6 $11 {Die Stellung ist ausgeglichen.} 70. Bxf7 Kg7 71. Be6 Ba6 72. Bd5 {[#] Und weiter mit Se6+ wäre nett.} Kf6 73. Ne6 Bd6 {Precision: Weiß = 68%, Schwarz = 61%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.06"] [Round "3"] [White "Yu, Yangyi"] [Black "Ding, Liren"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C77"] [WhiteElo "2764"] [BlackElo "2816"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "87"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 25,87,12,16,15,16,15,8,14,35,27,49,42,39,36,25,41,27,17,28,0,0,0,0,0,17, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,17,17,26,31,23,25,24,0,8,12,21,18,13,0,66,73,77, 70,62,37,125,125,125,134]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 {[%cal Bf1b5,Bb5a4,Ba4b3] [%mdl 32]} a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a3 O-O 9. Nc3 Na5 { C77: Ruy Lopez: 3...a6 4 Ba4 Nf6, unusual lines} 10. Ba2 Be6 11. Bxe6 (11. b4 Bxa2 12. Nxa2 Nc6 13. c4 Nd4 14. Nc3 Nxf3+ 15. Qxf3 c6 16. Bd2 Qc8 17. Rfb1 { 1-0 (41) Nepomniachtchi,I (2768)-Wojtaszek,R (2727) Batumi 2018}) 11... fxe6 12. b4 Nc6 13. Bd2 d5 {LiveBook: 9 Games} 14. Re1 Qd6 15. Qe2 Nd7 16. Na2 { [%cal Bc3a2,Ba2c1,Bc1b3][%mdl 32]} Nb6 17. Nc1 {[#]} Rf7 $146 18. Nb3 Raf8 19. Rf1 Qd7 20. Rae1 Bd6 21. c3 h6 22. Be3 Na4 23. Rc1 Rxf3 24. gxf3 Qf7 25. Kh1 Qh5 {[#] Strongly threatening ...Nd4!} 26. Rg1 d4 $1 {[%cal Rd4e3]} 27. Bd2 dxc3 28. Bxc3 Nd4 29. Qd1 Rf4 30. Rg2 Nxc3 31. Rxc3 Rh4 32. Nd2 Rh3 33. Nf1 Qxf3 34. Qxf3 Rxf3 35. Nd2 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has some pressure.} Rf4 36. Nb3 Kf7 37. Nc5 Ne2 38. Rc2 Nd4 39. Rc1 Bxc5 (39... Rf3 $11) 40. Rxc5 $14 c6 41. Rxe5 g5 42. Rc5 Kf6 ({Better is} 42... Rf3 $14) 43. Kg1 $16 h5 44. h3 { Precision: White = 84%, Black = 66%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.06"] [Round "3"] [White "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Black "Giri, Anish"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E36"] [WhiteElo "2709"] [BlackElo "2780"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "46"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 21,46,0,0,5,3,0,20,0,9,16,20,18,20,24,15,13,13,13,16,15,14,0,0,0,8,0,0] } 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 O-O 7. Bg5 dxc4 { E36: Nimzo-Indian: Classical: 4...d5 5 a3} 8. Qxc4 b6 9. Rd1 Ba6 10. Qa4 h6 11. Bh4 Qe7 {LiveBook: 12 Games} 12. Nf3 Rd8 13. e3 Bxf1 14. Rxf1 c5 15. dxc5 { And now Bxf6 would win.} Rxd1+ 16. Qxd1 {[#]} g5 $146 17. Bg3 Qxc5 18. Qd8+ { The position is equal.} Kg7 19. Be5 Qc1+ 20. Ke2 Qc4+ 21. Ke1 Qc1+ 22. Ke2 Qc4+ 23. Ke1 Qc1+ 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.07"] [Round "4"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Yu, Yangyi"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C42"] [WhiteElo "2778"] [BlackElo "2764"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "71"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,71,16,6,14,20,5,10,18,8,14,-16,-7,-8,-16,-9,-16,-19,-14,-17,-20,-18, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,0,4,4]} 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. Bg5 Qe7 13. Qf4 {LiveBook: 3 Games. The position is equal.} h6 14. Bxf6 Qxf6 15. Qxf6 gxf6 16. Nd4 Ne5 {[#]} 17. f3 $146 Rhg8 18. Ne2 Ng6 19. h5 Ne7 20. Nf4 Rg5 21. Re1 Nd5 22. Nd3 f5 23. c4 Nf6 24. Nf4 Re8 25. Kc1 Bd7 26. Rxe8+ Nxe8 27. Kd2 Ng7 28. Ke3 Ne6 29. Rh2 Kd8 30. Bd3 Nxf4 31. Kxf4 $11 { KRB-KRB} Ke7 32. g3 Kf6 33. Rh1 a5 34. a3 Rg8 35. Re1 b6 36. b3 {Precision: White = 91%, Black = 92%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.07"] [Round "4"] [White "Wojtaszek, Radoslaw"] [Black "Giri, Anish"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E05"] [WhiteElo "2749"] [BlackElo "2780"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "60"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,60,14,11,15,6,6,14,14,14,16,18,6,6,16,1,16,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,-8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 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. Bg5 {The position is equal. } Nbd7 {E05: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3 Be7} 11. Nbd2 Rc8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11... a5 12. Rfd1 h6 13. Bxf6 Nxf6 14. Ne5 Bxg2 15. Kxg2 Qd5+ 16. f3 c5 17. e4 Qxd4 18. Qxd4 cxd4 {1/2-1/2 (36) Aronian,L (2792)-Kramnik,V (2812) Leuven 2016}) 12. Qc2 h6 13. Bxf6 Nxf6 14. Rfd1 Bb4 15. Rac1 Qd6 16. Nc4 Qe7 17. Nfe5 Bxg2 $1 18. Kxg2 c5 19. dxc5 Bxc5 20. Qb3 Rc7 21. Nd3 Rfc8 22. Nce5 Bd4 {[#] Hoping for ... Rxc1.} 23. Rxc7 Rxc7 24. e3 (24. Nf3 {seems wilder.} Ba7 25. Rd2 Ne4 26. Rc2 Nc5 27. Nxc5 Bxc5 28. Rc4) 24... Bxe5 25. Nxe5 Nd7 (25... g5 {looks sharper.} 26. Qd3 Kg7 27. Qd4 Rc2 28. b4 b5) 26. Nxd7 Rxd7 27. Rxd7 Qxd7 28. Qb4 Qc6+ 29. Kg1 Qc1+ 30. Kg2 Qc6+ {Precision: White = 84%, Black = 95%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.07"] [Round "4"] [White "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Black "Ding, Liren"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D78"] [WhiteElo "2709"] [BlackElo "2816"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "96"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 20,96,4,8,11,-10,-8,0,-8,-28,-26,-42,-55,-45,-52,-45,-50,-37,-37,-45, -47,-47,-48,-47,-42,-55,-34,-29,-39,-60,-49,-50,-41,-48,-42,-45,-47,-45,-31, -56,-70,-60,-68,-68,-64,-87,-24,-25,-25,-28,-24,-25,-20,-15,-15,-20,0,0,0,-79, -79,-81,-74,-72,-48,-60,0,-6,0,-54,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 c6 4. Bg2 d5 5. Nd2 Bg7 6. Ngf3 O-O 7. O-O a5 8. b3 a4 {D78: Fianchetto Grünfeld: 6 0-0 c6} (8... Ne4 9. Bb2 Bf5 10. Nh4 Nxd2 11. Qxd2 Be6 12. Rfc1 a4 13. Qb4 axb3 14. axb3 Rxa1 15. Rxa1 dxc4 16. bxc4 Bxd4 17. Qxb7 Bxc4 18. Nf3 Bxb2 19. Qxb2 Bd5 {1/2-1/2 (29) Artemiev,V (2706)-Dubov,D (2703) Sochi 2018}) 9. Ba3 Re8 10. e3 Bf5 11. Qe2 {LiveBook: 9 Games} Nbd7 12. cxd5 Nxd5 13. Nh4 Be6 14. Ne4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14. Qd3 Qb6 15. Rfc1 Nc7 16. Nc4 {1/2-1/2 (35) Loginov,A (2418)-Tasic,V (2424) ICCF email 2012}) 14... Nc7 15. Nc5 Nxc5 16. Bxc5 axb3 17. axb3 Bxb3 18. Qb2 Bc4 19. Rxa8 Qxa8 20. Rb1 Ba6 21. Nf3 Qc8 22. Ne5 Ne6 23. Bb6 Nf8 24. Rc1 Qf5 25. h4 Nd7 {[%cal Rd7e5]} 26. Nxd7 Qxd7 27. Qa3 Bb5 28. d5 h5 29. dxc6 Bxc6 30. Bxc6 bxc6 31. Qa4 Rc8 $1 32. Bd4 e5 (32... Bxd4 $17 33. Qxd4 Qxd4 34. exd4 Kg7) 33. Bc5 $11 Qd2 34. Rd1 Qe2 35. Rc1 Qf3 36. Bd6 Qg4 37. Qa6 Qe6 38. Qb7 e4 39. Ba3 {[#]} (39. Kg2 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 39... Be5 $1 $17 40. Kg2 Qg4 41. Qe7 Qf5 {...Qf3+ is the strong threat.} 42. Kg1 Kh7 (42... Rc7 $1 $15 43. Qc5 Qf6) 43. Bd6 $132 {[%mdl 2048] White is not keeping still} ({Don't play} 43. Rc5 Rb8 $17) 43... Bg7 44. Rc5 (44. Qa7 $1 $11 ) 44... Qf3 (44... Qf6 $1 $15) 45. Bf4 {The position is equal.} Qd1+ 46. Kg2 $1 Qf3+ 47. Kg1 Qd1+ (47... Ra8 $5 48. Rc1 $8 Kg8 $15) 48. Kg2 $1 Qf3+ {Precision: White = 77%, Black = 62%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.08"] [Round "5"] [White "Ding, Liren"] [Black "Wojtaszek, Radoslaw"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E04"] [WhiteElo "2816"] [BlackElo "2749"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "128"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 23,128,22,26,30,32,40,32,20,29,0,12,16,12,23,81,22,39,47,27,34,50,52,43, 43,52,48,91,89,93,90,97,97,90,90,90,90,90,90,101,100,95,93,118,124,116,125,152, 148,181,150,148,144,137,131,141,129,147,149,154,158,144,110,129,110,116,110, 110,95,110,110,110,110,110,110,111,111,109,24,24,31,27,31,289,300,285,237,300, 295,296,299,220,196,357,357,781,1129,1044,985,1050,1044,848,803,831,763,1559, 1456,1018]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 c5 3. Bg2 Nc6 4. d4 Nf6 5. O-O e6 6. c4 dxc4 7. Qa4 Bd7 8. Qxc4 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Rc8 10. Nc3 Nxd4 11. Qxd4 Bc5 12. Qh4 h6 {LiveBook: 5 Games. E04: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3} 13. Bxb7 Rb8 $1 {[%cal Rb8b7]} 14. Ne4 (14. Bf3 Rb4 15. Qh3 e5 16. Qg2 Qc8 17. a3 Rb6 18. Nd5 Nxd5 19. Bxd5 O-O 20. Qe4 Bd4 21. e3 Bf5 22. Qf3 Bg4 23. Qe4 Bf5 24. Qf3 Bg4 25. Qe4 Bf5 26. Qf3 {1/2-1/2 (26) Sargissian,G (2691)-Harikrishna,P (2743) Batumi 2018}) 14... Be7 {White is slightly better.} 15. Ba6 O-O $146 ({Predecessor:} 15... Bc6 16. Nxf6+ Bxf6 17. Qc4 Qd5 18. Qxd5 Bxd5 19. a4 O-O 20. Bb5 {1/2-1/2 (53) Cousins,R (2218) -Sanchez Rodenas,J (2336) ICCF email 2015}) 16. Rd1 Nd5 17. Qh5 Bc6 18. Bc4 Qc8 (18... Qb6 $11) 19. b3 (19. Bxh6 $16 gxh6 20. Qxh6) 19... f5 $11 20. Nd2 $1 Bf6 21. Ba3 Qe8 22. Qxe8 Rfxe8 23. Bxd5 Bxd5 24. Rac1 a5 25. Nc4 a4 26. bxa4 Rec8 27. Bd6 Rb7 {[#]} 28. Ne3 $1 Rxc1 29. Rxc1 Bxa2 30. a5 Bd4 31. Rc8+ Kh7 32. Nc2 Bd5 {( -> ...Rb1+)} 33. Nb4 Be4 34. Rc4 Ba7 {White should prevent ...Rd7.} 35. Rc7 Kg6 36. Kf1 Kf6 37. f3 Rxc7 38. Bxc7 $16 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBB-KBN} Bb7 39. Nd3 Bd4 40. f4 Kf7 41. Bb6 Bf6 42. Kf2 g5 43. Ke3 gxf4+ 44. gxf4 Be7 45. Kd4 Bd6 46. e3 Ke8 47. Bc5 Bc7 48. Bb4 Bb8 49. h4 h5 50. Nf2 ({White should play} 50. Nc5 $16 Ba7 51. Kc4) 50... Kd7 $11 51. Nh3 Kc6 52. Ng5 Ba7+ $2 { [%mdl 8192] [#]} (52... Kb5 $14) 53. Ke5 $1 $18 Bxe3 54. Nxe6 Bc8 55. Ng7 ({Not } 55. Kxf5 Kd5 $14) 55... Bf2 56. Nxf5 Kb5 57. Be7 {Black must now prevent Nd6+.} Kxa5 $2 (57... Kc6 {keeps fighting.} 58. Nd6 Ba6) 58. Kf6 Kb6 $2 (58... Ba6 59. Kg5 Kb6 60. Kxh5 Bd3) 59. Kg6 {White is clearly winning.} Kc6 60. Ng7 Kd5 61. f5 {[%cal Bf4f5,Bf5f6][%mdl 32]} Ke5 62. Bg5 Bc5 63. f6 Ba6 64. Nxh5 Kd5 {Precision: White = 81%, Black = 54%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.08"] [Round "5"] [White "Giri, Anish"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A34"] [WhiteElo "2780"] [BlackElo "2778"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "61"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 13,61,14,24,24,29,16,23,18,30,29,29,22,16,19,24,24,25,27,25,17,24,2,12, 10,9,18,11,8,11,7,14,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 {A34: Symmetrical English: 2 Nc3, lines with ...d5} Qc7 7. e4 Nc6 {LiveBook: 7 Games} 8. Be3 {White has an edge.} e6 9. Nd2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9. Be2 Bd6 10. O-O O-O 11. Qc2 b6 12. h3 Bb7 13. Rad1 {0-1 (28) Wojtaszek,R (2736)-Tari,A (2593) Katowice 2017}) 9... Bd6 10. Nc4 Be7 11. Qg4 {[#] Bf4 is the strong threat.} O-O 12. Qg3 Qxg3 13. hxg3 b5 14. Nd2 Rb8 15. Be2 Rd8 16. f4 f6 17. O-O-O c4 {The position is equal.} 18. Nf3 Rxd1+ 19. Rxd1 Bb7 20. g4 Rd8 21. Rxd8+ Bxd8 22. g5 fxg5 23. Nxg5 Bxg5 24. fxg5 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBB-KBN} a6 25. Kd2 Ne5 26. Bf4 Nf7 27. Ke3 e5 28. Bg3 Bc8 29. b4 g6 30. a4 Kf8 31. a5 {Precision: White = 83%, Black = 90%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.08"] [Round "5"] [White "Yu, Yangyi"] [Black "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C83"] [WhiteElo "2764"] [BlackElo "2709"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "105"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,105,21,22,22,26,27,30,31,35,53,27,61,47,99,62,104,91,92,103,109,94, 108,105,160,154,168,166,161,145,169,150,149,161,251,240,250,244,226,234,250, 210,238,120,126,118,125,123,115,120,127,124,145,140,191,190,200,183,304,303, 381,372,366,370,491,471,498,468,516,527,518,518,511,503,477,486,495,405,489, 474,1537,1364,2104,2082]} 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. c3 Be7 10. Re1 O-O 11. Nbd2 Nc5 12. Nd4 { C83: Open Ruy Lopez: 9 c3 Be7} Qd7 13. Bc2 {LiveBook: 4 Games} Bg4 14. f3 { The position is equal.} Bh5 15. Bf5 Ne6 16. N2b3 {[#]} Rfd8 $146 ({Predecessor: } 16... Ncxd4 17. cxd4 a5 18. Be3 a4 19. Nc1 Bg6 {1-0 (42) Kamsky,G (2726) -Kortschnoj,V (2598) Dagomys 2008}) 17. Be3 Bf8 18. h4 Re8 (18... a5 $14) 19. Bf2 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White fights for an advantage.} Bg6 20. Bg4 h5 {[#]} 21. Bh3 $1 Ncxd4 22. cxd4 Bb4 23. Re2 Qd8 (23... f5 $142) 24. a3 $16 {Strongly threatening Bxe6.} Bf8 {Black wants to play ...Nf4.} 25. g3 a5 {[#]} 26. f4 $1 {[%cal Rf4f5] aiming for f5.} a4 27. Nc1 {Threatens to win with f5.} f5 28. Qd3 c5 (28... Qc8 $142 29. Qxb5 Rd8) 29. Bxf5 $18 c4 30. Qc2 Bxf5 31. Qxf5 Qb6 32. Qg6 (32. Qxh5 $6 Nxd4 33. Kh2 Bc5) 32... Qa7 33. Rd2 ({Much less strong is} 33. Qxh5 $6 Nxd4 34. Kg2 Bc5 $16) (33. Na2 $18) 33... Qf7 $16 34. Qxf7+ Kxf7 35. f5 Nc7 36. Ne2 b4 37. axb4 Bxb4 38. Rdd1 Nb5 (38... Reb8 $16 39. Nf4 a3) 39. Nf4 $18 Red8 40. Kf1 a3 (40... Kg8 {was necessary.} 41. Be1 (41. Nxh5 c3 $18) 41... c3) 41. bxa3 Rxa3 42. Rxa3 Nxa3 43. Ra1 ({Weaker is} 43. Nxh5 c3 $18) 43... c3 44. Ke2 c2 45. Be3 Nb5 46. Kd3 Rc8 {intending ...Rc3+.} 47. Nxd5 Ba3 48. Bc1 Bxc1 49. Rxc1 Rd8 50. Kc4 Na3+ 51. Kc5 {White is clearly winning.} Rb8 (51... Rc8+ $142 52. Kb4 Nb1 53. e6+ Ke8) 52. Nb6 Rb7 53. Kc6 {Precision: White = 80%, Black = 52%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.10"] [Round "6"] [White "Ding, Liren"] [Black "Giri, Anish"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A29"] [WhiteElo "2816"] [BlackElo "2780"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "69"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 23,69,16,5,0,0,-25,-20,-21,0,-9,12,0,4,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-6,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,-11,-15,-16,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. c4 {Roiz,M} e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Nb6 7. O-O Be7 8. a3 O-O 9. d3 Be6 10. Be3 f5 11. Rc1 Kh8 12. b4 {A29: English Opening: Four Knights Variation with 4 g3} a6 {LiveBook: 9 Games} 13. Re1 {[#]} Rb8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13... Qe8 14. Qd2 Bd6 15. Bxb6 cxb6 16. d4 exd4 17. Nxd4 Rd8 18. Nxe6 Qxe6 19. Qa2 Qh6 {0-1 (38) Aronian,L (2809)-Harikrishna,P (2737) Geneva 2017 CBM 180 [Roiz,M]}) 14. Bxb6 cxb6 15. e3 {The position is equal.} Bf6 16. d4 exd4 17. exd4 Bg8 {[%cal Rc6d4] } 18. Ne2 Qd6 19. Qd3 g6 20. b5 axb5 21. Qxb5 Rbd8 (21... Bxd4 $2 22. Nfxd4 Nxd4 23. Qb2 $18) 22. a4 Bd5 23. Ne5 Bxg2 ({Avoid the trap} 23... Nxe5 $2 24. dxe5 Qxe5 25. Nf4 $18) 24. Kxg2 {[%cal Re5c6]} Nxe5 ({Of course not} 24... Nxd4 25. Nxd4 Qxd4 26. Rc7 $16) 25. dxe5 Bxe5 26. Rb1 f4 27. gxf4 Bxf4 28. Red1 Qe6 {[#] Hoping for ...Qg4+.} 29. Rxd8 Rxd8 30. Nxf4 Qg4+ 31. Kf1 Qxf4 32. Qb2+ Kg8 33. Qb3+ Kf8 34. Qa3+ Kg8 35. Qb3+ {Precision: White = 73%, Black = 60%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.10"] [Round "6"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D35"] [WhiteElo "2778"] [BlackElo "2709"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "67"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 27,67,64,67,35,55,30,22,28,55,33,28,27,21,17,22,22,26,17,20,17,37,19,41, 18,46,35,49,34,81,29,29,29,29,27,28,33,27,0,29,0,53,0]} 1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 c6 6. e3 Bf5 7. Qf3 Bg6 8. Bxf6 Qxf6 9. Qxf6 gxf6 10. Nf3 Nd7 {D35: Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange Variation} 11. Nh4 Be7 12. Ne2 f5 13. g3 Bxh4 14. gxh4 Nf6 {[#] LiveBook: 6 Games} 15. Bh3 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 15. Rg1 Ke7 16. Bh3 Rae8 17. Nf4 Kd6 18. Kd2 {1-0 (42) Kramnik,V (2779)-Aleksandrov,A (2602) Batumi 2018}) 15... Nh5 16. b4 Ke7 17. Kd2 a6 18. a4 Kd6 19. Ra3 Rhe8 20. Rha1 h6 21. b5 axb5 22. axb5 Rxa3 23. Rxa3 f4 24. exf4 cxb5 25. Rb3 {With the idea f5.} Nf6 26. f3 Ra8 27. Nc3 Ra1 28. Ke3 ({White should try} 28. f5 $16 Bh5 29. Rxb5) 28... Re1+ $11 29. Kf2 Rc1 30. Nxb5+ Kc6 $1 31. Na7+ Kc7 32. Nb5+ Kc6 33. Na7+ Kc7 34. Nb5+ {Precision: White = 48%, Black = 60%.} (34. f5 $14 Bh7 35. Rb2) 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.10"] [Round "6"] [White "Wojtaszek, Radoslaw"] [Black "Yu, Yangyi"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E11"] [WhiteElo "2749"] [BlackElo "2764"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "66"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 22,66,11,11,9,16,12,18,26,25,39,16,29,34,31,37,50,52,57,45,47,41,41,51, 43,42,41,41,50,0,0,0,59,50,60,63,73,70,70,67,83,27,22,0,82,37,82]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O c6 {[%cal Bc7c6,Bc6c5, Bc5d4][%mdl 32]} 8. Qb3 b6 9. Nc3 Bb7 {E11: Bogo-Indian} 10. Rfd1 Nbd7 11. Rac1 Rc8 (11... h6 12. Ne1 c5 13. cxd5 cxd4 14. d6 Bxd6 15. Bxb7 {1-0 (73) Nakamura, H (2763)-Eljanov,P (2703) Douglas 2018}) 12. Ne1 {[%cal Bf3e1,Be1g2,Bg2e3] [%mdl 32] LiveBook: 3 Games} c5 13. cxd5 cxd4 {[#]} 14. d6 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Bxg2 (14... Bxd6 15. Bxb7) 15. dxe7 Qxe7 16. Nxg2 {[#] aiming for Nb5.} Nc5 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 16... dxc3 17. Bxc3 {1/2-1/2 (46) Studer,N (2484)-Sanal,V (2502) Batumi 2018}) 17. Qa3 {Threatens to win with Na4.} dxc3 18. Bxc3 Rfd8 19. Rxd8+ Rxd8 20. Bb4 Qb7 21. Ne3 h6 22. Bxc5 bxc5 23. Qa5 Rd4 24. b3 Nd7 25. Qd8+ Nf8 26. Qa5 Nd7 27. Nc4 Rd5 28. f3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is more active.} Nb8 29. Ne3 Nc6 30. Qe1 Re5 31. Nc4 (31. Kf2 $16) 31... Rd5 $11 32. Ne3 (32. Kf2 $11) 32... Re5 $1 $16 {[%cal Re5e3]} 33. Qd2 Nd4 {Precision: White = 73%, Black = 55%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.11"] [Round "7"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Ding, Liren"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C54"] [WhiteElo "2778"] [BlackElo "2816"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "115"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,115,39,29,30,22,41,21,33,18,29,34,50,45,40,29,110,110,158,175,159, 170,163,153,179,168,252,208,250,232,230,228,321,321,300,316,259,177,162,166, 164,162,188,143,149,102,106,89,129,88,120,121,126,115,120,114,116,110,162,122, 387,420,388,389,455,458,456,432,445,436,376,327,353,353,347,351,337,340,331, 325,631,443,623,623,581,569,6268,6054,5375,5352,5242,5218,4590,4133,29989, 29990,29990,29991,29991,29983]} 1. e4 {Pavlovic,M} e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O O-O 6. Re1 d6 7. c3 a5 {C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3} 8. Bg5 h6 9. Bh4 g5 10. Bg3 {LiveBook: 4 Games} Ba7 11. Na3 Nh7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11... Bg4 12. h3 Bh5 13. Nc2 Bg6 14. Bh2 Nh5 15. d4 { 1-0 (36) Giri,A (2790)-Eljanov,P (2765) Stavanger 2016 CBM 172 [Pavlovic,M]}) 12. Nd2 g4 13. Nb5 Bb6 14. Bb3 a4 15. Bc2 $1 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has some pressure.} (15. Bxa4 h5 $15) 15... h5 16. h4 $1 d5 (16... gxh3 $1 $11 {keeps the balance.} 17. Qxh5 Qg5 18. Qxg5+ Nxg5) 17. d4 $16 (17. Bxa4 $6 dxe4 18. Nc4 (18. Nxe4 f5 $17) 18... exd3 $11) 17... dxe4 18. dxe5 Ra5 19. c4 e3 20. fxe3 Nb4 21. a3 Nd3 (21... Nxc2 $142 22. Qxc2 Bd7) 22. b4 axb3 23. Nxb3 Nxe1 24. Qxe1 Ra6 (24... Rxb5 {was worth a try.} 25. cxb5 Qd5) 25. c5 $18 Ba7 26. Qb1 f5 27. exf6 Nxf6 28. Nxa7 ({Don't go for} 28. Nxc7 $2 Bb8 $19) 28... Rxa7 29. Nd4 Qe7 30. Bf4 Qxc5 31. Bb3+ Kg7 32. Be6 {Hoping for Bxc8.} Ra4 {Threatens to win with ...Rxd4.} 33. Qd3 Ra6 {[#]} 34. Bxc8 $1 Rxc8 {[#]} 35. Qxa6 $1 {[%mdl 512] } Qxd4 {[#]} (35... bxa6 36. Ne6+) 36. Qf1 $1 ({Of course not} 36. exd4 $6 bxa6 37. Re1 Kf7 $11) 36... Qe4 37. Rd1 c5 (37... Rf8 $16 {is a better defense.}) 38. Rd6 ({Much worse is} 38. Bh6+ $6 Kg6 $11) 38... Qe7 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (38... Rf8 $16 {keeps fighting.}) 39. Qa1 Kf7 40. Be5 Ne4 41. Rh6 Qxh4 {...Qf2+ is the strong threat.} 42. Qf1+ Ke7 43. Rh7+ Ke6 44. Bc7 Rxc7 45. Rxc7 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQN} Nd6 46. Rxc5 b6 47. Rc6 g3 {[%csl Gg3][%cal Rh4h2]} 48. Qf3 Qh2+ 49. Kf1 Qh1+ (49... Qh4 $142 50. e4 Qg5) 50. Ke2 Qb1 51. Qxh5 { Threatening mate with Qh6+.} Qa2+ 52. Kf3 Kd7 53. Rxb6 Qf2+ 54. Kg4 {Intending Qh7+ and mate.} Qe2+ 55. Kh4 Qxg2 56. Qh7+ {White mates.} Kc8 57. Qg8+ Kd7 58. Rxd6+ {Precision: White = 85%, Black = 43%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.11"] [Round "7"] [White "Yu, Yangyi"] [Black "Giri, Anish"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E38"] [WhiteElo "2764"] [BlackElo "2780"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "61"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 17,61,4,-7,-35,-13,-29,-32,-26,-16,-21,4,11,22,21,17,16,32,21,41,27,17, 18,17,25,13,10,22,22,25,20,34,18,37,23,17,21,30,16,14,12,9,14,18,0,14,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 O-O 5. Qc2 d5 6. a3 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 c5 8. e3 b6 9. cxd5 exd5 10. Be2 {E38: Nimzo-Indian: Classical: 4...c5} (10. c4 Nbd7 11. Bb2 Bb7 12. dxc5 Rc8 13. c6 Bxc6 14. cxd5 Bxd5 15. Qd2 Qe7 16. Be2 Nc5 17. Qb4 Be4 {1/2-1/2 (34) Grover,S (2478)-Kravtsiv,M (2628) Gurgaon 2014 CBM 158 [Grover,S] }) 10... Ba6 11. O-O $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. a4 Bxe2 12. Qxe2 c4 13. O-O Nc6 14. Qc2 Re8 15. Ba3 Qd7 16. Rfe1 Ne4 17. Nd2 Nxd2 18. Qxd2 {1/2-1/2 (54) Zhang, B (1862)-Sinanan,J (2233) Lynnwood 2015}) 11... Bxe2 12. Qxe2 {Black is slightly better.} Nbd7 13. a4 Re8 14. c4 cxd4 15. Nxd4 Ne5 16. cxd5 Qxd5 17. Bb2 Nc4 18. Nb5 Nxb2 19. Qxb2 {[#] And now Nc7 would win.} Qe5 20. Qxe5 Rxe5 21. Rfc1 Ne8 22. Kf1 g6 23. Ke2 h5 24. Rc6 Kg7 25. h3 Re4 26. Nd4 Re7 27. Rac1 Rd8 {[#] aiming for ...Rxd4.The position is equal.} 28. R6c4 {Strongly threatening Nc6.} Rdd7 29. Nc6 Re6 $1 30. Nd4 Ree7 31. Nc6 {Precision: White = 65%, Black = 42%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.11"] [Round "7"] [White "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Black "Wojtaszek, Radoslaw"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D32"] [WhiteElo "2709"] [BlackElo "2749"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "67"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 24,67,18,18,22,20,20,26,22,14,28,41,35,40,30,8,10,7,15,10,7,11,14,4,21, 19,25,18,26,14,17,6,12,18,26,19,25,18,306,306,306,306,301,301,308,308]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Bd6 5. b3 c5 6. Bb2 Nc6 7. cxd5 exd5 8. d4 cxd4 9. Nxd4 O-O 10. Be2 Re8 11. O-O Nxd4 12. Qxd4 Be5 {D32: Tarrasch Defence: Sidelines and lines without g3} 13. Qd2 {LiveBook: 10 Games} (13. Qd3 Ne4 14. Nxe4 Bxb2 15. Rad1 Bf5 16. Qd2 Bxe4 17. Qxb2 Rc8 18. Rc1 Qb6 19. Rfd1 h6 20. Qd2 {1-0 (53) Giri,A (2767)-Dominguez Perez,L (2752) Novi Sad 2016 CBM 176 [Krasenkow,M]}) 13... d4 14. exd4 Qxd4 {The position is equal.} 15. Qxd4 Bxd4 16. Bf3 Be6 $146 (16... Rd8 {is interesting.} 17. h3 Rb8 18. Rfd1 Be6 19. Rd2 Be5) ({Predecessor:} 16... Rb8 17. Rfd1 Be5 18. Na4 Bxb2 19. Nxb2 Bg4 20. Bxg4 Nxg4 21. Nc4 Re2 22. Re1 Rbe8 23. Rxe2 Rxe2 24. h3 {1/2-1/2 (24) Winants,L (2480)-Giddins,S (2345) Antwerp 1995}) 17. Rad1 Bxc3 18. Bxc3 Rac8 19. Bd4 b6 20. Rd2 Bf5 21. Be3 Be4 22. Bxe4 Rxe4 23. Rfd1 Kf8 24. h3 Re6 25. Rd4 h6 26. Ra4 Re7 27. Rdd4 Ke8 28. g4 {[%cal Bg2g4,Bg4g5][%mdl 32]} Rd8 29. Rxd8+ Kxd8 30. g5 Ng8 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (30... hxg5 $11 {and Black is okay.} 31. Bxg5 Rc7) 31. Bxb6+ $1 $18 {[%mdl 512] White has a decisive advantage.} axb6 32. Ra8+ Kd7 {White must now prevent ...Re1+.} 33. Rxg8 hxg5 34. Rxg7 {Precision: White = 80%, Black = 44%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.12"] [Round "8"] [White "Ding, Liren"] [Black "Yu, Yangyi"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A29"] [WhiteElo "2816"] [BlackElo "2764"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "147"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 23,147,21,24,-8,-15,-7,13,8,13,13,15,9,17,-8,-8,-5,-5,-5,-6,-5,-8,-8, -14,-4,-7,-21,0,0,1,6,39,39,31,38,52,31,28,13,28,27,32,22,70,69,79,79,79,81,81, 79,79,72,66,76,69,40,68,67,83,68,126,131,124,124,129,89,255,255,211,212,258, 247,296,304,394,387,408,397,442,460,469,468,413,381,418,367,518,471,847,868, 853,837,704,666,789,651,651,437,482,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,29937, 29947,29957,1636,29955,29954,29959,29960,29960,29961,29961,8,29959,29963,12843, 8]} 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Nb6 7. O-O Be7 8. a3 O-O 9. b4 Re8 10. Rb1 {A29: English Opening: Four Knights Variation with 4 g3} (10. d3 Bf8 11. Bb2 a5 12. b5 Nd4 13. Nd2 c6 14. bxc6 Nxc6 15. Na4 Nxa4 16. Qxa4 Bd7 17. Rfc1 Rb8 18. Qb3 Be6 19. Qb5 Bd7 20. Qb3 Be6 21. Qb5 Bd7 22. Qb3 {1/2-1/2 (22) Vitiugov,N (2722)-Svidler,P (2765) St Petersburg 2017}) 10... Bf8 11. d3 Bg4 12. h3 Bh5 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 13. Bg5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. Nd2 Rb8 14. Nde4 Nd4 15. g4 Bg6 16. e3 Ne6 17. Bb2 c6 18. Ne2 f6 {1/2-1/2 (77) Wadsworth,M (2273)-Oblitas Guerrero,C (2397) Barcelona 2017}) 13... f6 14. Be3 Bf7 15. Nd2 Rb8 16. Nb3 Ne7 {[%cal Bc6e7,Be7d5,Bd5c3][%mdl 32]} 17. Bc5 Ned5 18. Qc2 Nxc3 19. Qxc3 Na4 20. Qc2 Nxc5 21. Nxc5 c6 22. a4 Qe7 23. Rfc1 Rbc8 24. Ne4 Red8 25. h4 Rd4 26. b5 Rb4 27. Rxb4 Qxb4 28. Nd2 {[%cal Be4d2,Bd2c4,Bc4e3, Be3d5][%mdl 32]} Qd4 29. bxc6 bxc6 30. Qd1 Qb6 31. Nc4 Qd8 32. Qe1 Bd5 33. Ne3 Bxg2 34. Kxg2 a5 35. Qc3 Bb4 36. Qc4+ Kh8 37. Qe6 c5 38. Nd5 Qe8 39. Qxe8+ Rxe8 $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 40. h5 {[%cal Bh4h5,Bh5h6][%mdl 32]} f5 41. e4 g6 ({Black should try} 41... Rd8 $14) 42. h6 $1 $16 Rd8 43. Kf3 Kg8 44. Ke2 Kf7 $2 (44... Kf8 $16) 45. Nxb4 $18 cxb4 {KR-KR} 46. Rc7+ Kf6 47. Rxh7 fxe4 48. dxe4 Kg5 49. Re7 $1 Kxh6 50. Rxe5 b3 {[#]} 51. Rb5 $1 {[%cal Rb5b3]} Rd4 52. Ke3 Rxa4 {Threatening ...Ra3.} 53. Rxb3 Ra2 54. Rb6 a4 (54... Kg7 $142 55. e5 Kf7 56. Rf6+ Kg7) 55. f3 a3 (55... Ra3+ $142 56. Kf4 Rb3) 56. Ra6 Rg2 57. Kf4 a2 58. g4 Rf2 {[#]} 59. e5 $1 {[%cal Re5e6]} Rb2 60. Ra7 {White threatens g5+ and mate.} Rb4+ 61. Kg3 $2 (61. Ke3 $18 Rb3+ 62. Ke4) 61... Rb5 $1 $14 62. f4 { [%cal Bf3f4,Bf4f5][%mdl 32] Threatening mate with g5+.} g5 $1 63. f5 ({Resist} 63. Rxa2 $6 Rb3+ 64. Kf2 gxf4 $16) 63... Rxe5 64. Rxa2 {Black must now prevent Ra6+.} Re3+ $1 65. Kf2 Re4 $1 66. Kf3 $1 {[%cal Rf3e4]} Rf4+ $2 {[%mdl 8192]} ( 66... Rb4 $14) 67. Kg3 Rb4 68. Ra6+ Kh7 69. Rg6 Rb3+ 70. Kf2 Rb2+ 71. Ke3 Rb3+ 72. Ke2 Rb2+ $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (72... Rb4 $11) 73. Kd3 Rb3+ 74. Ke4 $2 {[%mdl 32768] Precision: White = 77%, Black = 42%. . Sensor Board Error (Ke4/e5)?} ({ White must play} 74. Kc4 $18 Ra3 75. Rxg5) 1-0 [Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.12"] [Round "8"] [White "Giri, Anish"] [Black "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A11"] [WhiteElo "2780"] [BlackElo "2709"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "67"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,67,29,17,39,34,44,16,14,20,12,2,7,0,5,5,3,10,0,2,5,0,7,0,0,0,0,0,6,0, 0,0,10,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. c4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 Nf6 4. Qc2 g6 5. b3 Bg7 6. Bb2 {A11: English Opening: 1...c6} O-O 7. Be2 b6 (7... Bf5 8. d3 Na6 9. a3 dxc4 10. bxc4 Nc5 11. Nd4 Bxd3 12. Bxd3 Nxd3+ 13. Qxd3 { 0-1 (51) Movsesian,S (2647)-Fressinet,L (2662) Riadh 2017}) 8. O-O Bb7 9. d4 Nbd7 10. Nc3 {LiveBook: 10 Games} Re8 11. Ne5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. Rfd1 Rc8 {1/2-1/2 (11) Shtyrenkov,V (2410)-Voloshin,L (2453) Alushta 2010}) 11... c5 12. Nxd7 (12. f4 {seems wilder.} e6 13. Bf3 Qc8 14. a4 a6 15. g4) 12... Qxd7 { The position is equal.} 13. dxc5 dxc4 14. cxb6 cxb3 15. Qxb3 {Threatening Bb5.} axb6 16. Bb5 Bc6 17. Rfd1 Qb7 $1 18. Bxc6 Qxc6 19. Rac1 {[#] Black must now prevent Nb5.} Qb7 20. Nb5 {And now Nc7 would win.} Rec8 21. h3 Rxc1 22. Rxc1 Rc8 23. Rc4 Rxc4 24. Qxc4 Nd7 25. Bxg7 Kxg7 26. Nc3 Nf6 27. Qd4 Qc7 28. f4 Kg8 29. a4 h5 30. Kh2 Nd7 31. Ne4 Qc6 32. Ng5 f6 33. Ne4 Kf7 34. Nc3 {Precision: White = 67%, Black = 76%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.12"] [Round "8"] [White "Wojtaszek, Radoslaw"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E60"] [WhiteElo "2749"] [BlackElo "2778"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "60"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 14,60,13,4,26,16,16,22,22,25,25,22,38,18,14,27,28,28,28,28,28,28,28,29, 37,0,0,-12,-7,-32,-34,-33,-26,-25,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 c6 5. Nc3 d5 6. cxd5 {E60: King's Indian: Unusual lines and Fianchetto Variation without Nc3} cxd5 7. Ne5 Nfd7 8. f4 {LiveBook: 3 Games } Nf6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 8... Nb6 9. Bg2 O-O 10. O-O Nc6 11. Be3 e6 12. Bf2 Ne7 13. e4 dxe4 14. Nxe4 Nbd5 15. Nc3 b6 16. Nxd5 Nxd5 17. Rc1 Bb7 18. Qa4 Qe7 19. Rc2 Rfc8 20. Rfc1 Rxc2 21. Rxc2 {1-0 (28) Ding,L (2777)-Ivanchuk,V (2726) Huaian 2017}) 9. Bg2 O-O 10. O-O Nc6 11. e3 Be6 12. Bd2 Rc8 {[%cal Ba8c8,Bc8c6, Bc6b6][%mdl 32]} 13. Rc1 h5 14. Qb3 Ne4 15. Nxe4 dxe4 16. Nxc6 Rxc6 17. Qxb7 Rb6 18. Qxe4 {[#] And now Ba5 would win.} Rxb2 19. Bc3 Rxa2 20. d5 Bxc3 $1 21. dxe6 f5 22. Qd5 Qxd5 23. Bxd5 Rd2 (23... Ra3 {seems wilder.} 24. e4 fxe4 25. Bxe4 Kg7 26. Rf3 Bd4+) 24. Rxc3 {[#] Hoping for e4.The position is equal.} Rxd5 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} 25. Rc7 Re8 $1 26. Rxa7 Rd6 27. Rfa1 Rxe6 28. Ra8 Rxa8 29. Rxa8+ Kf7 30. Kf2 Rb6 {Precision: White = 54%, Black = 78%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.13"] [Round "9"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Giri, Anish"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D02"] [WhiteElo "2778"] [BlackElo "2780"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "119"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,119,-10,-6,-16,-10,-13,-14,-16,-14,-31,-27,-18,-22,-18,-5,-1,-11,-5, 6,0,0,-14,-4,-21,-21,-29,-16,-44,-43,-42,-41,-65,-60,-62,-44,-41,-35,-80,-78, -80,-80,-85,-85,-85,-85,-85,-65,-80,-80,-80,-75,-80,-80,-72,-50,-50,-48,-64, -20,-20,-20,-64,-64,-64,-64,-64,-64,-64,-64,-64,-64,-64,-64,-64,-53,-53,-53, -53,-53,-53,-53,-53,-53,-53,-53,-53,0,-53,-27,-27,-12,-14,-14,-14,-14,-14,-14, -14,0,0,0,-14]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 e6 4. Nd2 Bd6 5. Bg3 O-O 6. Ngf3 b6 7. Ne5 {D02: 1 d4 d5 2 Nf3 sidelines, including 2...Nf6 3 g3 and 2...Nf6 3 Bf4} (7. c3 Ba6 8. Bxa6 Nxa6 9. Ne5 Nb8 10. f4 c5 11. Bh4 Be7 12. O-O Nfd7 13. Bxe7 Qxe7 14. Rf3 Nxe5 15. fxe5 {1-0 (29) Aronian,L (2767)-Giri,A (2782) chess.com INT 2018}) 7... c5 8. c3 Qc7 9. Bd3 Ba6 10. Bxa6 Nxa6 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 11. Rc1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. O-O Nb8 12. c4 cxd4 13. exd4 Nbd7 14. Rc1 { 1/2-1/2 (52) Moroni,L (2476)-Praggnanandhaa,R (2487) Barcelona 2017}) 11... Rac8 12. O-O Nb8 13. c4 cxd4 14. exd4 Qb7 15. Qf3 Nc6 16. Nxc6 Bxg3 17. Ne5 Bxe5 18. dxe5 Ne4 19. Nxe4 dxe4 20. Qe3 Qa6 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black has good play.} 21. Qxe4 Qxa2 22. Qc2 Qa5 23. Ra1 Qxe5 24. Rxa7 Qc5 25. Rc1 b5 26. Ra3 bxc4 27. Rc3 Qd4 28. Qe2 {[%cal Rc3c4]} Rb8 29. g3 g6 30. Qxc4 Qxc4 31. Rxc4 Rxb2 $17 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} 32. h4 Rbb8 33. Rc7 h5 34. Kg2 Kg7 35. R1c3 Ra8 36. R3c4 e5 37. Rc3 Rae8 38. Kf3 Kf6 39. Ke4 Re6 40. R7c6 Rfe8 41. Rxe6+ Rxe6 $15 {KR-KR} 42. f4 exf4+ 43. Kxf4 Ra6 44. Kf3 Ra5 45. Rb3 Kf5 46. Rc3 f6 47. Rb3 Rc5 48. Ra3 Ke5 49. Rd3 Rc4 50. Ra3 Rd4 51. Ra5+ Rd5 52. Ra3 Rc5 53. Rd3 $1 g5 54. Re3+ Kd5 55. hxg5 {The position is equal.} fxg5 56. Re8 Rc3+ 57. Kf2 Rc2+ 58. Kf3 Kd4 59. Re4+ Kd5 {[#] Hoping for ...g4+.} 60. Re8 { Precision: White = 63%, Black = 60%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.13"] [Round "9"] [White "Wojtaszek, Radoslaw"] [Black "Ding, Liren"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E08"] [WhiteElo "2749"] [BlackElo "2816"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "60"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 26,60,0,0,0,6,8,8,8,9,0,2,15,6,22,10,14,11,5,-8,0,-6,-6,-6,-4,-4,0,0,0, 0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O c6 8. Bf4 Nbd7 9. Qc2 b6 10. cxd5 cxd5 11. Rc1 {E08: Closed Catalan: Main Line: 7 Qc2} Bb7 12. Qb3 (12. Nc3 Rc8 13. Ne5 Nxe5 14. Bxe5 Ne4 15. Qd3 f6 16. Bf4 g5 17. Nxe4 gxf4 18. Nc3 Bd6 {1/2-1/2 (49) Duda,J (2724)-Ding,L (2778) Liaocheng 2018}) 12... Rc8 13. Rxc8 Qxc8 14. Nc3 {LiveBook: 8 Games. The position is equal.} a6 15. Rc1 Qa8 16. Na4 b5 17. Nc5 {[#]} Nxc5 $146 ({ Predecessor:} 17... Rc8 18. Nxb7 Rxc1+ 19. Bxc1 Qxb7 {1/2-1/2 (39) Lysyj,I (2643)-Xu,Y (2540) Moscow 2017}) 18. dxc5 d4 19. a4 Bd5 20. Qd3 bxa4 21. Qxd4 Rc8 22. Qxa4 Rxc5 23. Ne1 Rxc1 24. Bxc1 Bxg2 25. Nxg2 Nd5 26. Nf4 Nxf4 27. Bxf4 Bf8 28. Be3 Qc8 29. h4 h5 30. b3 g6 {Precision: White = 57%, Black = 82%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.13"] [Round "9"] [White "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Black "Yu, Yangyi"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D37"] [WhiteElo "2709"] [BlackElo "2764"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "72"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 14,72,28,17,32,29,27,29,44,21,21,14,24,20,27,29,23,27,31,17,16,24,20,15, 72,44,25,29,25,45,66,70,66,64,65,67,66,62,52,55,85,89,93,111,95,90,78,75,108, 56,56,56,81,81,61,63,63,0,75,0,63]} 1. d4 {Krasenkow,M} Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. a3 {D37: Queen's Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4} (6. e3 b6 7. Bd3 dxc4 8. Bxc4 Ba6 9. Qe2 Bxc4 10. Qxc4 c5 11. dxc5 bxc5 12. O-O Nc6 13. Rac1 Rc8 14. Ne5 Qb6 15. Nxc6 Rxc6 {1-0 (97) Carlsen,M (2842)-Nakamura,H (2777) Saint Louis 2018}) 6... Nbd7 7. Nb5 Ne8 8. e3 {LiveBook: 44 Games. White has an edge.} Ndf6 9. Rc1 c6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9... Nh5 10. Bg3 g6 11. Be2 dxc4 12. Bxc4 Nd6 13. Qe2 Bd7 {1-0 (33) Fressinet,L (2670)-Aleksandrov,A (2601) Rijeka 2010 CBM 136 [Krasenkow,M]}) 10. Nc3 b6 {[%cal Bb7b6,Bb6b5][%mdl 32]} 11. Qa4 Bb7 12. cxd5 exd5 13. Ne5 b5 14. Qc2 Nc7 15. Bd3 Ne6 $1 16. Bg3 c5 17. dxc5 Bxc5 18. Nxb5 d4 (18... Rc8 $11 {keeps the balance.} 19. Qb1 a6) 19. exd4 (19. b4 $5 {[%cal Rb4c5]} Bb6 20. O-O $14) 19... Nxd4 20. Nxd4 Bxd4 21. O-O $1 Re8 22. Nf3 {Hoping for Bc7.} Rc8 23. Bc7 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has the initiative.} Qd5 24. Rfd1 {Bf5 is the strong threat.} Bb6 $1 {[#]} 25. Bxh7+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Nxh7 26. Rxd5 Bxd5 27. Qd2 Rxc7 28. Rxc7 Bxf3 29. Rc1 Bg4 30. h3 Be6 31. Rc6 (31. a4 $16) 31... Nf6 $14 32. Qb4 Nd5 33. Qd6 Bd4 34. Rc2 { Strongly threatening Rd2.} Bb6 35. Rc6 Bd4 36. Rc2 {And now Rd2 would win.} Bb6 $1 {Precision: White = 62%, Black = 64%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.14"] [Round "10"] [White "Ding, Liren"] [Black "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D15"] [WhiteElo "2816"] [BlackElo "2709"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "84"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 18,84,20,12,16,21,10,17,32,16,26,15,16,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0]} 1. c4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. e3 Bf5 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bd3 {D15: Slav Defence: 4 Nc3 a6 and gambit lines after 4 Nc3 dxc4} (6. Qb3 b5 7. c5 a5 8. Nh4 Bc8 9. f4 g6 10. Bd3 Nh5 11. Nf3 Bf5 12. e4 a4 13. Qc2 dxe4 14. Bxe4 Bxe4 15. Nxe4 { 0-1 (53) Gelfand,B (2703)-Grandelius,N (2655) Batumi 2018}) 6... Bxd3 7. Qxd3 e6 8. O-O Bb4 9. a3 Bxc3 10. bxc3 {LiveBook: 5 Games} b5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10... O-O 11. cxd5 cxd5 12. c4 dxc4 13. Qxc4 Qd5 14. Qxd5 Nxd5 {1-0 (60) Moskalenko,V (2580)-Rausis,I (2470) Cala Millor 2010}) 11. cxb5 axb5 12. a4 Ne4 13. Ba3 Rxa4 14. Bb4 Ra6 {The position is equal.} 15. Ne5 f6 $1 {[%cal Rf6e5]} ({Reject} 15... Rxa1 $6 16. Rxa1 Qc7 17. Qe2 $18 (17. Ra8 Qb7 $11)) 16. Rxa6 Nxa6 17. Nxc6 Qb6 18. Na5 Kf7 19. f3 Nxb4 20. cxb4 Nd6 21. Nb3 Qc6 22. Nc5 h6 23. e4 Nc4 24. e5 fxe5 25. dxe5 Nxe5 26. Qd4 Ng6 $1 27. f4 Re8 28. f5 exf5 29. Rxf5+ Kg8 30. Qxd5+ Qxd5 31. Rxd5 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} Nf4 32. Rf5 Ne2+ 33. Kf2 Nd4 34. Rf4 Rf8 35. Rxf8+ Kxf8 {KN-KN} 36. Nd3 Ke7 37. Ke3 Nc6 38. Ke4 Ke6 39. h4 Kd6 40. g4 Ke6 41. Nf4+ Kf7 42. Nd3 {[#] Threatens to win with Ne5+.} Ke6 {Precision: White = 89%, Black = 90%.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.14"] [Round "10"] [White "Giri, Anish"] [Black "Wojtaszek, Radoslaw"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E04"] [WhiteElo "2780"] [BlackElo "2749"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "71"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 27,71,19,35,12,11,6,12,13,21,4,4,7,24,21,24,15,16,18,18,9,25,20,32,9,57, 60,53,40,62,56,85,35,41,41,74,66,121,104,121,110,121,110,103,102,226,226]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 c5 4. O-O Nc6 5. d4 e6 6. c4 dxc4 7. dxc5 Qxd1 8. Rxd1 Bxc5 9. Nbd2 c3 10. bxc3 O-O 11. Nb3 Be7 12. c4 Bd7 13. Bb2 {E04: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3} Rfd8 14. Nfd4 Rab8 {LiveBook: 3 Games} (14... Rac8 15. Nb5 b6 16. Rac1 a5 17. a4 Be8 18. Rxd8 Rxd8 {1/2-1/2 (31) Aronian,L (2801)-Giri,A (2762) Heraklio 2017}) 15. Nxc6 {White is slightly better.} Bxc6 16. Rxd8+ Rxd8 17. Bxc6 bxc6 {[#]} 18. Bxf6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 18. Bd4 Rd7 19. e3 Ne4 {1/2-1/2 (34) Xiu,D (2532)-Kraus,T (2424) Prague 2017}) 18... Bxf6 $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 19. Rc1 g5 20. c5 Kf8 21. Rc4 Ke8 22. Kg2 h5 23. h3 Be5 24. Ra4 Rd7 25. Na5 Rc7 26. Nc4 Bg7 27. Rb4 Ke7 28. e3 g4 29. hxg4 hxg4 30. a4 a5 31. Rb3 Ra7 ({Better is} 31... Kd7 $1 $14) 32. Rb6 Kd7 33. Rb8 Ke7 34. Rc8 Bc3 35. Rxc6 Bb4 {[#]} (35... Kd7 $16 36. Rd6+ Ke7) 36. Rc8 $1 {Precision: White = 68%, Black = 30%.} 1-0 [Event "2nd Dute Cup Longgang Masters"] [Site "Longgang"] [Date "2018.11.14"] [Round "10"] [White "Yu, Yangyi"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B25"] [WhiteElo "2764"] [BlackElo "2778"] [Annotator "TA"] [PlyCount "115"] [EventDate "2018.11.04"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "CHN"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 19,115,0,1,0,0,5,25,14,8,0,8,0,20,16,14,7,11,11,15,16,16,4,16,15,66,8, 20,30,66,89,87,51,47,80,116,0,0,0,60,53,103,13,13,8,8,5,8,7,6,0,0,0,8,8,8,8,8, 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,58,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,0,8,8,8,0,8,0, 8,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Nge2 Nf6 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. O-O O-O 7. d3 Nc6 8. Bg5 Rb8 {B25: Closed Sicilian: 3 g3, lines without early Be3} 9. Qd2 (9. Nd5 Re8 10. a4 e6 11. Nxf6+ Bxf6 12. Bxf6 Qxf6 13. c3 d5 14. f4 dxe4 15. dxe4 e5 16. f5 {0-1 (41) Aronian,L (2764)-Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) Leuven 2018}) 9... b5 {[%cal Bb7b5,Bb5b4][%mdl 32]} 10. Bh6 b4 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 11. Nd1 Bxh6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11... Nd4 12. Bxg7 Kxg7 13. Ne3 Ng4 14. Nxd4 cxd4 15. Nd5 e6 16. Nxb4 {1/2-1/2 (41) Nisipeanu,L (2661)-Wynn,Z (2473) Batumi 2018}) 12. Qxh6 e6 13. a3 d5 14. exd5 exd5 15. axb4 Rxb4 (15... Nxb4 {looks sharper.} 16. Qd2 d4 17. Nf4 Re8 18. b3 g5) 16. Qd2 Bg4 17. c3 Rb6 18. Ne3 Bxe2 19. Qxe2 Qd6 20. Ra2 Rfb8 21. f4 h5 (21... a6 $11) 22. Qd2 (22. f5 $14) 22... a6 $11 23. f5 Ne7 24. fxg6 fxg6 25. Qc1 Qe6 26. Re1 {[#] Hoping for Nxd5.} Qf7 27. b4 (27. Ra5 $16) 27... cxb4 28. cxb4 Rxb4 (28... Nc6 $11) 29. Rxa6 $14 d4 {[#] Strongly threatening ...Rb1.} 30. Nc4 ({Better is} 30. Bh3 $16 Kh7 31. Nc2) 30... Ng4 $11 31. Qd2 Rb1 32. Ra1 Rxa1 33. Rxa1 Nf5 34. Qg5 {Threatens to win with h3.} Rf8 35. Rf1 Qf6 36. Qxf6 Rxf6 37. Be4 Kg7 38. Bxf5 Rxf5 39. Rxf5 gxf5 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KN-KN} 40. Kg2 Kf6 41. h3 Nh6 $1 42. Na5 Nf7 43. Nc6 Kg6 $1 44. Ne7+ Kh7 45. Nd5 Ne5 {The position is equal.} 46. Nf4 h4 $1 47. gxh4 Kg7 48. Kf1 Kh6 49. Ke2 Nc6 50. Kd2 Ne5 51. Kd1 Nf3 52. Ke2 Ne5 53. Kf2 Kh7 54. Kf1 Kh6 55. Ke1 Nf3+ 56. Ke2 Ne5 57. Kd1 Nf3 58. Ke2 {Precision: White = 50%, Black = 68%.} 1/2-1/2
nd Du Te Cup 2018 Shenzhen CHN (CHN), 4-15 xi 2018 cat. XXI (2766)
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2778 * * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 2799
2. Giri, Anish g NED 2780 ½ ½ * * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 2799
3. Ding, Liren g CHN 2816 ½ 0 ½ ½ * * ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 2792
4. Yu, Yangyi g CHN 2764 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * * 1 ½ ½ ½ 5 2766
5. Vitiugov, Nikita g RUS 2709 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * * ½ 1 5 2777
6. Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2749 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * * 2659
Round 1 (November 4, 2018)
Giri, Anish - Ding, Liren ½-½ 39 C84 Ruy Lopez Centre Attack
Yu, Yangyi - Wojtaszek, Radoslaw ½-½ 36 E24 Nimzo Indian Saemisch
Vitiugov, Nikita - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 30 D92 Gruenfeld 5.Bf4
Round 2 (November 5, 2018)
Giri, Anish - Yu, Yangyi ½-½ 33 C42 Petroff's Defence
Ding, Liren - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 61 A36 English Botvinnik
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw - Vitiugov, Nikita ½-½ 45 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit
Round 3 (November 6, 2018)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Wojtaszek, Radoslaw ½-½ 73 B91 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.g3
Yu, Yangyi - Ding, Liren ½-½ 44 C84 Ruy Lopez Centre Attack
Vitiugov, Nikita - Giri, Anish ½-½ 23 E36 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Round 4 (November 7, 2018)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Yu, Yangyi ½-½ 36 C42 Petroff's Defence
Vitiugov, Nikita - Ding, Liren ½-½ 48 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw - Giri, Anish ½-½ 30 E06 Catalan
Round 5 (November 8, 2018)
Giri, Anish - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 31 A34 English Symmetrical
Ding, Liren - Wojtaszek, Radoslaw 1-0 64 A08 Barcza System
Yu, Yangyi - Vitiugov, Nikita 1-0 53 C83 Ruy Lopez Open
Round 6 (November 10, 2018)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Vitiugov, Nikita ½-½ 34 D35 QGD Exchange
Ding, Liren - Giri, Anish ½-½ 35 A29 English Four Knights
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw - Yu, Yangyi ½-½ 33 E10 Blumenfeld Counter Gambit
Round 7 (November 11, 2018)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Ding, Liren 1-0 58 C50 Giuoco Piano
Yu, Yangyi - Giri, Anish ½-½ 31 E21 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
Vitiugov, Nikita - Wojtaszek, Radoslaw 1-0 34 A06 Zukertort Opening
Round 8 (November 12, 2018)
Giri, Anish - Vitiugov, Nikita ½-½ 34 A11 Reti Opening
Ding, Liren - Yu, Yangyi 1-0 74 A29 English Four Knights
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 30 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Round 9 (November 13, 2018)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Giri, Anish ½-½ 60 A45 Trompowsky
Vitiugov, Nikita - Yu, Yangyi ½-½ 36 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw - Ding, Liren ½-½ 30 E10 Blumenfeld Counter Gambit
Round 10 (November 14, 2018)
Giri, Anish - Wojtaszek, Radoslaw 1-0 36 A07 Barcza System
Ding, Liren - Vitiugov, Nikita ½-½ 42 D12 Slav Defence
Yu, Yangyi - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 58 B23 Sicilian Closed
 
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