Wesley So wins Leuven GCT Leg in Dramatic Finale

Wesley So wins Leuven GCT Leg in Dramatic Final

American Grandmaster Wesley So prevailed in the Lueven leg of the Grand Chess Tour in a dramatic finale. Wesley So called it a “miracle…When I lost my (final round) game to Hikaru, I was about to cry, because I thought I don’t even get to play tiebreaks.”

Az amerikai Wesley So nyerte meg a Grand Chess Tour 2018 sorozat első versenyét. Az orosz Szergej Karjakin és a francia Maxime Vachier-Lagrave holtversenyben második helyen zárt. A rapidversenyen hárompontos előnyt szerző So a villámversenyen ugyan csak nyolcadik lett, de az összetett versenyt végül fél ponttal megnyerte. Az amerikai Hikaru Nakamura lett a negyedik, az örmény Levon Aronjan ötödikként zárt. A sorozat következő tornáját június 20. és 24 között Párizsban rendezik meg, a holland Anish Girit az orosz exvilágbajnok Vlagyimir Kramnyik váltja. A sakkvilág elitjei izgalmas partikat játszottak, különösen a villámverseny hozott fordulatokban gazdag partaikat, de ez talán nem is meglepő,hiszen a blitz partik még ezen a szinten az orosz ruletthez hasonlítanak. Nem véletlenül nevezték neves nagymesterek drámainak a befejezést. Következésképp már is nem volt meglepetés a legjobbaktól sem a nagy elnézések, szerencsés győzelmek sorozata. Az utolsó fordulóra maradt a döntés, hárman is pályáztak az első helyre, mindhárman elvesztették a döntő partikat, So félpontos előnnyel elsőként ért a célba.

Blitz Statistics and Details: SO

# Name Rating Change Tournament Date
1 Karjakin 2816 ½ w −1.2 GCT Leuven, Blitz (1) 15.06.2018
2 Aronian 2809 ½ b −1.4 GCT Leuven, Blitz (2) 15.06.2018
3 Anand 2817 ½ w −1.0 GCT Leuven, Blitz (3) 15.06.2018
4 Grischuk 2831 ½ b −0.6 GCT Leuven, Blitz (4) 15.06.2018
5 Giri 2799 1 w +8.4 GCT Leuven, Blitz (5) 15.06.2018
6 Vachier-Lagrave 2837 ½ b −0.6 GCT Leuven, Blitz (6) 15.06.2018
7 Caruana 2818 ½ w −1.0 GCT Leuven, Blitz (7) 15.06.2018
8 Mamedyarov 2757 0 b −12.8 GCT Leuven, Blitz (8) 15.06.2018
9 Nakamura 2878 0 w −9.4 GCT Leuven, Blitz (9) 15.06.2018
10 Karjakin 2816 0 b −11.2 GCT Leuven, Blitz (10) 16.06.2018
11 Aronian 2809 ½ w −1.4 GCT Leuven, Blitz (11) 16.06.2018
12 Anand 2817 ½ b −1.0 GCT Leuven, Blitz (12) 16.06.2018
13 Grischuk 2831 ½ w −0.6 GCT Leuven, Blitz (13) 16.06.2018
14 Giri 2799 1 b +8.4 GCT Leuven, Blitz (14) 16.06.2018
15 Vachier-Lagrave 2837 ½ w −0.6 GCT Leuven, Blitz (15) 16.06.2018
16 Caruana 2818 1 b +9.0 GCT Leuven, Blitz (16) 16.06.2018
17 Mamedyarov 2757 0 w −12.8 GCT Leuven, Blitz (17) 16.06.2018
18 Nakamura 2878 0 b −9.4 GCT Leuven, Blitz (18) 16.06.2018

 

Rapid Statistics and Details:SO

# Name Rating Change Tournament Date
1 Caruana 2753 1 b +9.8 GCT Leuven, Rapid (1) 12.06.2018
2 Mamedyarov 2766 1 w +10.0 GCT Leuven, Rapid (2) 12.06.2018
3 Vachier-Lagrave 2777 ½ b +0.4 GCT Leuven, Rapid (3) 12.06.2018
4 Giri 2779 1 w +10.4 GCT Leuven, Rapid (4) 13.06.2018
5 Grischuk 2783 1 b +10.6 GCT Leuven, Rapid (5) 13.06.2018
6 Aronian 2795 ½ w +0.8 GCT Leuven, Rapid (6) 13.06.2018
7 Nakamura 2813 1 b +11.4 GCT Leuven, Rapid (7) 14.06.2018
8 Karjakin 2743 ½ w −0.6 GCT Leuven, Rapid (8) 14.06.2018
9 Anand 2822 ½ b +1.6 GCT Leuven, Rapid (9) 14.06.2018

Grand Chess Tour ‏  The winner with his trophy!

GCT Blitz YourNextMove (10 players 18 Rds DRR Indiv TC:5m+3spm) | Blitz

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “1”]
[White “So, Wesley”]
[Black “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E51”]
[WhiteElo “2856”]
[BlackElo “2816”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “145”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Nf3 d5 6. Bd2 b6 7. cxd5
exd5 8. Bd3 Bb7 9. O-O Re8 {LiveBook: 5 Games. E52: Nimzo-Indian: Rubinstein:
4…0-0 5 Nf3 d5 6 Bd3 b6} (9… Be7 10. Ne5 c5 11. f4 Nc6 12. Qf3 cxd4 13.
Nxc6 Bxc6 14. exd4 Ne4 15. Be3 Re8 16. Rac1 Bf6 17. f5 {1/2-1/2 (54) Yu,Y
(2751)-Wang,H (2709) Riadh 2017}) 10. a3 Bf8 11. b4 Nbd7 12. b5 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 12. Qb3 a5 13. Rfc1 c6 14. bxa5 Rxa5 15. Na4 Ra7 16. Bb4 Ba6 17.
Bxa6 Rxa6 18. Bxf8 Rxf8 {1/2-1/2 (81) Hercules,B (2163)-Masango,S (2232)
Johannesburg 2017}) 12… Ne4 13. a4 Ndf6 14. Ne2 a5 (14… a6 $11) 15. Bc1 $14
Bd6 16. Ba3 Qe7 17. Bxd6 cxd6 18. h3 Rac8 19. Rc1 Rxc1 20. Qxc1 Rc8 21. Qb2 Rc7
22. Rc1 h6 23. Rxc7 Qxc7 24. Qc2 Qd8 25. Nh2 Ng5 26. Nf1 Ne6 27. f3 g6 {[#]} (
27… Ne8 $16) 28. Kf2 (28. Bxg6 $1 $18 {[%mdl 512] has better winning chances.
aiming for Bf5.} fxg6 29. Qxg6+ Kf8 30. Nfg3 (30. Qxh6+ Kf7 $16)) 28… Qe7 29.
g3 h5 30. h4 Qd7 31. Nf4 Ng7 32. Nd2 {[%cal Bf1d2,Bd2b1,Bb1c3][%mdl 32]} Qd8
33. Nb1 Qd7 34. Nc3 Ne6 35. Nxe6 Qxe6 36. Ne2 Qd7 37. Nf4 Kf8 38. Bf1 Ke8 39.
Bh3 Qe7 40. Bc8 Kd8 {[#]} 41. Bh3 ({Better is} 41. Bxb7 $1 $16 Qxb7 42. Kg1)
41… Qe8 (41… Ke8 $11) 42. Qc3 Qe7 43. Qc1 Qe8 44. Ne2 Qe7 45. Nc3 Qc7 46.
Bf1 Qc8 47. Ne2 Qd7 48. Nf4 Qe7 49. Bd3 Qd7 50. Bb1 Ke7 51. Ke2 Kd8 52. Kd2 Qe7
53. Bc2 Qd7 54. Bb3 Qf5 55. Qc2 Qd7 56. Qa2 Qf5 57. Qc2 Qd7 $1 58. Qd1 Qe7 59.
Bc2 Qd7 60. Bd3 Qe7 61. g4 hxg4 62. fxg4 {[%cal Bf3g4,Bg4g5][%mdl 32]} Bc8 63.
g5 Ne4+ 64. Bxe4 (64. Ke1 $1 $14) 64… Qxe4 $11 {The position is equal.} 65.
Qc2 (65. Qb3 {feels hotter.} Be6 66. Qa3 Ke7 67. Qc1 Qf3 68. Qg1) 65… Qxc2+
66. Kxc2 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KB-KN} Bf5+ 67. Kd2 Be4 68. Ne2 Ke7 69. Ng3 Ke6
70. Kc3 Bf3 {…Bd1 is the strong threat.} 71. Kc2 Bg4 72. Kd2 Bf3 73. Kc2 {
Precision: White = 80%, Black = 65%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “1”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Black “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C54”]
[WhiteElo “2837”]
[BlackElo “2831”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “92”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,92,0,0,0,0,0,4,0,1,0,0,0,0,6,9,9,0,8,2,12,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,3,0,0,
3,0,0,0,0,16,16,14,14,14,14,14,14,14,14,14,4,16,1,2,1,1,1,1,1,8,8,8,8,8,1,32,0,
8,8,8,8,8,-8,-8]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. O-O a6
7. a4 h6 8. Re1 {C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3}
O-O 9. h3 a5 10. Nbd2 Be6 11. Bb5 Na7 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 12. d4 Nxb5 13. axb5
$146 ({Predecessor:} 13. dxc5 Na7 14. b3 Re8 15. cxd6 Qxd6 {1/2-1/2 (56)
Vachier Lagrave,M (2789)-Grischuk,A (2783) Tbilisi 2017}) 13… exd4 14. Nxd4
Bd7 15. Nf1 Bxd4 16. cxd4 Bxb5 17. Ng3 d5 18. e5 Ne4 19. Nxe4 dxe4 20. Rxe4 Qd5
21. Rh4 {[#] And now Bxh6! would win.} Ra6 22. Ra3 Rg6 {[%csl Gg6][%cal Rd5g2]}
23. Rg4 Rxg4 24. Qxg4 Bd7 25. Qh4 Bf5 26. Be3 b6 {[%cal Bb7b6,Bb6b5][%mdl 32]}
27. Rc3 c6 28. Qe7 Rc8 29. Qb7 b5 30. Rc5 Qd7 31. Qa6 a4 32. d5 cxd5 33. Rxc8+
Qxc8 34. Qxb5 Qd7 35. Qb4 Kh7 36. Bd4 Qc6 37. Bc3 (37. Bc5 {with more
complications.} Qg6 38. Kh2 Bd7 39. f3 Qc2 40. Be3) 37… Qc4 38. Qxc4 dxc4 $11
{[%mdl 4096] Endgame KB-KB} 39. f3 h5 40. g4 hxg4 41. hxg4 Be6 42. Kf2 Kg6 43.
Ke3 f5 {The position is equal.} 44. exf6 gxf6 {[%cal Bg7f6,Bf6f5,Bf5g4][%mdl
32]} 45. Kd4 f5 46. Kc5 fxg4 {Precision: White = 75%, Black = 81%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “1”]
[White “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Black “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “E46”]
[WhiteElo “2818”]
[BlackElo “2817”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “102”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 22,102,0,-4,0,0,0,0,5,0,0,0,32,7,26,0,45,45,42,-69,0,-90,-77,-70,-86,
-112,-116,-233,-231,-241,-241,-235,-231,-238,-209,-224,-228,-226,-204,-214,
-193,-255,-255,-254,-226,-221,-239,-249,-257,-400,-364,-433,-447,-425,-437,
-482,-480,-474,-487,-485,-481,-393,-472,-475,-480,-480,-473,-462,-457,-546,
-506,-490,-480,-454,-440,-389,-389,-685,-660,-1271,-1159,-922,-921]} 1. d4 Nf6
2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Nge2 d5 6. a3 Bd6 7. c5 Be7 8. b4 c6 {E46:
Nimzo-Indian: Rubinstein: 4 e3 0-0 5 Ne2 without early Bd3} 9. Nf4 Nbd7 10. Nd3
(10. Bd3 e5 11. Nfe2 Re8 12. f3 b6 13. O-O a5 14. Bd2 Bb7 15. Be1 Qc8 {1/2-1/2
(30) Rapport,R (2730)-Wojtaszek,R (2744) Novi Sad 2016}) 10… b6 11. Be2 a5
12. Bb2 {LiveBook: 9 Games} axb4 13. axb4 Ba6 14. O-O Bc4 15. Qc2 Qc7 {[#]} 16.
f4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 16. Rfb1) 16… b5 17. Ne5 Rfb8 18. Rfb1 Nxe5 (18…
Bxe2 {is more complex.} 19. Qxe2 Ne4 20. Nxe4 dxe4 21. Qc2 f5) 19. dxe5 Nd7 20.
Bxc4 (20. Bg4 $14) 20… bxc4 ({Black should try} 20… Rxa1 $1 $15 21. Rxa1
bxc4) 21. Ne2 (21. Rxa8 $1 $11 Rxa8 22. Ne2) 21… Rxa1 $17 22. Bxa1 Qb7 $1 23.
Rb2 {[#]} f6 $1 24. exf6 (24. Nd4 $17) 24… Bxf6 $19 {And now …Ra8 would
win.} 25. Nd4 {[#]} Bxd4 $1 26. exd4 Nf6 27. Rb1 Ne4 28. Bc3 Ra8 29. Be1 Qb5
30. Qe2 Kh8 31. h3 (31. Qe3 $142) 31… h6 32. Kh2 Rf8 33. Qe3 Qa4 34. Rc1 Qa2
35. Bg3 (35. h4 $142) 35… Qb2 36. Be1 Ra8 37. Bc3 Qb3 38. Bd2 Ra2 39. Qxb3
cxb3 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 40. Be1 b2 41. Rb1 {intending b5!} Ra1 42.
Rxb2 Rxe1 {KRN-KR} 43. b5 cxb5 44. Rxb5 h5 45. h4 Nf6 {( -> …Ng4+)} 46. Kg3
Re3+ 47. Kf2 Ng4+ 48. Kf1 Kh7 49. c6 $2 (49. f5) 49… Rc3 {Black is clearly
winning.} 50. Rc5 Rxc5 51. dxc5 Ne3+ {Precision: White = 41%, Black = 77%.} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “1”]
[White “Giri, Anish”]
[Black “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C67”]
[WhiteElo “2799”]
[BlackElo “2878”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “75”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,75,27,30,22,31,33,51,49,60,62,63,55,59,71,63,59,110,78,152,150,157,
158,166,168,168,160,524,366,410,360,357,362,371,377,366,382,620,608,658,392,
668,656,797,785,788,780,1144,1137,1136,1129,1102,1102,1102,1103,1571,864]} 1.
e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nf5 {
C67: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence: 4 0-0 Nxe4} (7… Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. d4 Bf6
10. Re1 Nf5 11. d5 Re8 12. Rxe8+ Qxe8 13. Qd3 d6 14. Nd2 Bg5 15. Nf3 Bxc1 16.
Rxc1 Bd7 17. Re1 Qd8 18. Qc4 {1-0 (31) Carlsen,M (2843)-Aronian,L (2764)
Stavanger 2018}) 8. Nf3 d5 9. d4 O-O 10. Nc3 (10. h3 Nh4 11. Nxh4 Bxh4 12. c3
Bg5 13. Na3 Bxc1 14. Qxc1 Bf5 15. Qf4 {1/2-1/2 (85) Giri,A (2782)-Nakamura,H
(2787) Leuven 2016}) 10… Nh4 11. Nxh4 Bxh4 {LiveBook: 3 Games} 12. Ne2 $146 (
{Predecessor:} 12. Be3 Bf5 13. Qf3 Be6 14. Ne2 Nb4 15. Rec1 {1/2-1/2 (23)
Hovhannisyan,R (2606)-Rodshtein,M (2695) Tbilisi 2017}) 12… Re8 13. c3 Bf6
14. Bf4 Ne7 15. Ng3 g6 16. Qf3 Bg7 17. Be5 Be6 18. Qf4 c6 {[#]} (18… Bxe5 $14
19. Rxe5 Nc6) 19. Bd3 $1 $16 Qd7 ({Better is} 19… Nc8) 20. Bxg7 Kxg7 21. Qe5+
$40 {[%mdl 128] White is out for blood.} Kg8 {[#]} 22. Qg5 $1 f6 23. Qxf6 Nc8
$2 (23… Nf5 $16 24. Re5 Nxg3) 24. Re5 {Bxg6! is the strong threat.} Qe7 25.
Qf4 Qf7 26. Qg5 Nb6 27. Rae1 Nd7 28. R5e3 Nf8 $2 (28… Kh8 29. h4 Nf8) 29. Nh5
$18 {[%cal Bg3h5,Bh5f4,Bf4g6,Bg6e7][%mdl 32]} Nd7 30. Nf4 {[%cal Re3e6]} Nf8 $2
(30… Bf5 31. Bxf5 Rxe3 32. Rxe3 Qxf5 33. Qxf5 gxf5) 31. h4 {[%cal Bh2h4,
Bh4h5][%mdl 32] White is clearly winning.} Bd7 32. h5 Rxe3 33. Rxe3 Re8 34.
hxg6 hxg6 35. Nxg6 {White threatens Ne7+ and mate.} Rxe3 36. Ne7+ ({Inferior is
} 36. Qxe3 Nxg6 37. Qg5 Kg7 $15) 36… Kh8 37. fxe3 Qe6 38. Bf5 {Precision:
White = 92%, Black = 41%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “1”]
[White “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Black “Aronian, Levon”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “D04”]
[WhiteElo “2757”]
[BlackElo “2809”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “92”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,92,-61,-85,-76,-129,-71,-83,-67,-121,-119,-131,-68,-61,-55,-72,-60,
-64,-35,-54,0,0,20,21,31,-25,0,0,0,-60,-64,-91,-50,-68,-56,-40,-43,-78,-21,-11,
-8,-8,0,-32,-22,-21,0,-151,-143,-123,-145,-145,-131,-131,-131,-139,-131,-138,
-131,-131,-131,-222,-216,-393,-393,-395,-392,-760,-748,-720,-720,-5085,-1008,
-29998,-29999]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 c5 4. b3 cxd4 5. exd4 g6 6. Bb2 Bg7
7. Nbd2 O-O 8. Bd3 Nc6 {D04: Damenbauernspiele} 9. a3 Nh5 (9… Bf5 10. Bxf5
gxf5 11. O-O Ne4 12. Re1 e6 13. Nf1 Rc8 14. Ng3 {0-1 (71) Maghsoodloo,P (2584)
-Pantsulaia,L (2607) Doha 2016}) 10. O-O Nf4 11. Bb5 {LiveBook: 3 Partien} Bg4
{Droht …Sxd4! und aus.} 12. h3 {[#]} (12. Bxc6 $142 bxc6 13. Re1) 12… Bh5 (
12… Bxd4 $142 $1 {[%mdl 512] Droht stark …Lxf3.} 13. c3 (13. Bxd4 Nxd4)
13… Bxf3 14. Qxf3 Be5) 13. Bxc6 bxc6 14. Re1 $146 {[#]} ({Besser ist} 14. Kh2
$15) ({Vorgänger:} 14. Kh2 Bxf3 15. Nxf3 {0-1 (22) Acosta,M (2063)-Mulyar,M
(2410) Toronto 2011}) 14… c5 $1 $17 {[%mdl 512]} 15. Qc1 {[#]} (15. dxc5 Bxb2
) 15… c4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 16. Re3 $15 (16. bxc4 dxc4) 16… Rc8 {zielt auf …
c3! ab.} 17. Qe1 Bh6 18. Bc3 cxb3 19. cxb3 a5 (19… Qd7 $15) 20. Nf1 $1 $11
Bxf3 21. Rxf3 Ne6 22. Rd1 (22. Bxa5 $14 Qd7 23. Rd1) 22… Qd6 23. a4 Bg7 24.
Re3 ({Lieber} 24. Rfd3 $1 $11) 24… Rb8 $15 25. Bb2 Qb6 26. Nh2 Nxd4 27. Bxd4
Bxd4 28. Rxe7 Bc5 ({Günstiger ist} 28… Qc5 $17 {Und weiter mit …Lxf2+!
wäre nett.} 29. Rd7 Qc6) 29. Re5 Qxb3 {Weiss sollte …Tfd8 verhindern.} 30.
Rexd5 Rfe8 {[%cal Bf8e8,Be8e6,Be6e1][%mdl 32]} 31. Qf1 Bb4 $36 {[%mdl 2048]
Schwarz kämpft um Vorteil.} 32. Ng4 {Schwarz muss nun Sf6+ beachten.} Re6 33.
Rd8+ $2 {[#]} (33. f4 $11) 33… Rxd8 $1 $17 34. Rxd8+ Kg7 35. Qa1+ Bc3 36. Rd3
Bxa1 37. Rxb3 {[%mdl 4096] Endspiel KTL-KTS} Re1+ 38. Kh2 Re4 39. Ra3 Bd4 40.
f3 (40. Kg3 $17) 40… Re1 $19 41. Rd3 $2 (41. f4 {war nötig.}) 41… Bg1+ 42.
Kg3 h5 43. Nh2 $2 {[#]} (43. Rd5 hxg4 44. Rxa5) 43… h4+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} 44.
Kxh4 Bxh2 45. Rd5 Re5 (45… Rg1 $142 46. f4 Rxg2) 46. Rd3 Rh5+ {Precision:
Weiß = 40%, Schwarz = 51%.} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “2”]
[White “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Black “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C65”]
[WhiteElo “2878”]
[BlackElo “2816”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “114”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 15,114,12,17,-3,0,-13,-12,-15,-14,-18,-19,-20,-23,-26,-20,-30,0,-20,-7,
-21,1,0,10,0,5,0,4,-9,0,0,89,24,78,81,78,44,111,129,119,115,156,153,130,134,
137,137,129,131,117,24,44,47,64,28,38,36,43,43,53,0,12,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,18,18,19,
19,19,19,19,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2.
Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. h3 {C65: Ruy Lopez: Berlin
Defence (3…Nf6), unusual lines and 4 0-0 Bc5} O-O 7. Be3 Bd6 8. Nbd2 Nd7 {
LiveBook: 8 Games} 9. Nf1 c5 10. Ng3 Nb8 11. Bg5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. Nf5
Nc6 12. g4 Be6 13. Ng5 a5 {1/2-1/2 (41) So,W (2788)-Dominguez Perez,L (2739)
Saint Louis 2017}) 11… Be7 12. Bxe7 (12. Bc1 {looks sharper.} Nc6 13. O-O Be6
14. Nf5 Re8 15. Bd2) 12… Qxe7 13. O-O Nc6 14. Nd2 Qg5 15. Nf3 {[%cal Bd2f3,
Bf3h4,Bh4f5][%mdl 32]} Qe7 16. Qd2 f6 17. Nh4 Qe8 18. Nhf5 Be6 19. f4 c4 20.
fxe5 fxe5 21. Rf3 cxd3 22. Raf1 $40 {[%mdl 128] [#] aiming for Nh6+! Black
needs to defend precisely.} Qg6 (22… Rf7 $1 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 23.
Qxd3 (23. cxd3 $16 h6 24. b4) 23… Qg5 (23… Rf7 $11) 24. Qb5 $16 Rfb8 25.
Qc5 Re8 ({Better is} 25… g6 $14) 26. b4 {Strongly threatening b5.} a6 27. a4
{[%cal Ba2a4,Ba4b5][%mdl 32] And now b5 would win.} Qd2 28. b5 axb5 29. axb5
Qb4 30. Qe3 Bxf5 31. Nxf5 Nd4 {[#]} (31… Qxb5 $2 32. Qg5 $18) 32. Qg5 (32.
Rg3 $1 $16 {[%cal Rg3g7]} Nxf5 33. exf5) 32… Nxf5 ({Not} 32… Nxf3+ $2 33.
Rxf3 Qf8 34. Nh6+ Kh8 35. Rxf8+ $18) 33. Qxf5 Qc5+ 34. Kh2 Qe7 35. Qf7+ Qxf7
36. Rxf7 $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} Rf8 37. R7f5 (37. Rxf8+ $14 Rxf8 38.
Rd1) 37… g6 {The position is equal.} (37… Rfe8 {feels hotter.} 38. Rd1 g6
39. Rff1 Red8 40. Kg3 Kg7) 38. R5f3 Rxf3 39. Rxf3 $11 {KR-KR} Ra5 40. Rb3 b6
41. Kg3 Ra4 42. Rc3 Rb4 43. Rxc7 {Hoping for c4.} Rxb5 44. Kg4 {Kg5 is the
strong threat.} h6 45. Kf3 Rb1 46. Re7 Rb5 47. Ke3 Kf8 48. Rd7 Rb1 49. Rd6 Kf7
50. Rc6 h5 51. h4 b5 52. g3 b4 53. Rc5 b3 54. cxb3 Rxb3+ 55. Kf2 Kf6 56. Rc6+
Kf7 57. Rc5 Kf6 {Precision: White = 52%, Black = 65%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “2”]
[White “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Black “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B43”]
[WhiteElo “2831”]
[BlackElo “2818”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “63”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,63,0,0,43,0,83,116,101,84,106,55,52,53,49,56,50,55,61,66,62,64,127,
125,131,121,165,162,156,144,177,169,252,225,415,412,400,399,452,429,401,327,
453,334,695,667,710,704]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Nc3 Qc7
6. Bd3 Nf6 7. f4 Bb4 8. Bd2 {B43: Sicilian: Kan Variation: 5 Nc3} (8. Nb3 Bxc3+
9. bxc3 d6 10. Ba3 O-O 11. Qd2 Rd8 12. O-O Nc6 13. Rf3 b5 14. Rg3 Kh8 15. Rf1
Bb7 {1-0 (39) Ivanchuk,V (2765)-Nakamura,H (2753) Sao Paulo/Bilbao 2011}) 8…
Bxc3 9. Bxc3 Qxf4 10. Qe2 {LiveBook: 4 Games. The position is equal.} Nc6 $146
({Predecessor:} 10… d5 11. Rf1 Qg4 12. exd5 Qxe2+ 13. Nxe2 Nxd5 14. Bxg7 Rg8
15. Be5 Nc6 {0-1 (60) Muzychuk,A (2555)-Dzagnidze,N (2550) Tromsoe 2014}) 11.
Rf1 Qh4+ (11… Qxh2 $11 {keeps the balance.} 12. Qf2 Ne5) 12. g3 $16 Qg4 13.
Nxc6 {[#] Threatens to win with Na5.} (13. Qe3 {keeps more tension.} Ne7 14.
Nf3 d6 15. Bxf6 gxf6 16. O-O-O) 13… dxc6 14. Rxf6 (14. Qf2 $16 {e5 is the
strong threat.} O-O 15. Bxf6 gxf6 16. Qxf6) 14… Qxe2+ $14 15. Kxe2 {aiming
for Rff1.} gxf6 16. Bxf6 Rg8 17. e5 {[%mdl 1024] White has compensation.} h5
18. Rd1 {Black must now prevent Bh7.} Bd7 $1 19. Be4 Rb8 ({Black should play}
19… Rg4 $14 20. Bf3 Rc4) 20. Bf3 $16 c5 21. Rd6 Bc6 22. Bxh5 Bd5 23. b3 c4
24. Ke3 Rc8 {[#]} (24… Rg6 {is a better defense.}) 25. g4 $1 $18 {[%cal
Bg3g4,Bg4g5][%mdl 32]} b5 $2 (25… Kf8 26. Rd7 Rg6) 26. g5 cxb3 27. cxb3 Rg6
28. Kd4 Kf8 29. h4 {[%cal Bh2h4,Bh4h5][%mdl 32]} Kg8 30. Be2 b4 $2 (30… Rg7
31. Bxg7 Kxg7) 31. h5 Rxf6 32. exf6 {Precision: White = 73%, Black = 29%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “2”]
[White “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Black “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B29”]
[WhiteElo “2817”]
[BlackElo “2757”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “65”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,65,0,0,0,0,0,0,-5,9,6,4,0,2,5,7,6,0,0,0,0,0,-3,0,-16,-6,-5,-19,-20,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,15,15,15,8,10,0,0,0,4,5,8,7,7,7,7,6,8,8,8,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3
Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bb5+ Bd7 5. Bxd7+ Qxd7 {The position is equal.} 6. e5 {
B29: Sicilian: 2 Nf3 Nf6 (Nimzowitsch Variation)} Ng8 7. d4 e6 8. O-O Nc6 9.
Ne2 cxd4 10. Nexd4 Nxd4 11. Nxd4 Ne7 12. Be3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12. Qg4)
12… Nc6 13. Nxc6 Qxc6 14. Qg4 a6 15. Rac1 Rc8 16. c3 Qc4 17. Qxc4 Rxc4 18. b3
Rc6 19. c4 dxc4 20. Rxc4 Rxc4 21. bxc4 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame Strongly
threatening Rb1. KRB-KRB} Kd7 22. Rb1 Kc6 23. Rb6+ Kc7 24. c5 Be7 25. c6 Rb8
26. Kf1 a5 27. cxb7 Rxb7 28. Ra6 Rb1+ 29. Ke2 Rb2+ 30. Kd3 Rxa2 31. Ra7+ Kd8
32. Ra8+ Kd7 33. Ra7+ {Precision: White = 87%, Black = 88%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “2”]
[White “Aronian, Levon”]
[Black “So, Wesley”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C10”]
[WhiteElo “2809”]
[BlackElo “2856”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “77”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 11,77,39,27,2,8,5,12,8,20,-31,-6,-14,-13,-14,-10,-35,-24,-31,-23,-33,
-11,-15,5,0,10,0,2,0,0,0,0,0,0,-4,4,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,6,0,0,0,10,10,8,
0,36,24,31,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. g3
Be7 6. Bg2 {C10: French with 3 Nc3: Unusual Black 3rd moves and 3…dxe4} (6.
Nf3 Ngf6 7. Qe2 Nxe4 8. Qxe4 Rb8 9. Bg2 b5 10. O-O O-O 11. Rd1 Bb7 12. Qe2 Nf6
13. c3 a6 14. a4 {1/2-1/2 (45) Anand,V (2776)-Meier,G (2648) Karlsruhe/
Baden-Baden 2018}) 6… Ngf6 {LiveBook: 65 Games} 7. Ne2 O-O 8. O-O Nxe4 9.
Bxe4 e5 10. Qd3 $146 (10. c3 $11) ({Predecessor:} 10. Re1 c6 11. b3 Nf6 12. Bf3
exd4 13. Nxd4 {1/2-1/2 (39) Schulz,L (2223)-Giessmann,S (2234) Rosenheim 2017})
10… h6 (10… exd4 {with more complications.} 11. Bxh7+ Kh8 12. Be4 Nc5 13.
Qf3 Nxe4 14. Qxe4 Bf6) 11. dxe5 Nxe5 12. Qxd8 Rxd8 13. Bf4 Bf6 14. f3 c6 15.
Rad1 {[#] Strongly threatening Bxe5.} Be6 16. b3 a5 17. a4 Nd7 18. Bc7 Re8 19.
Nf4 Nc5 20. Nxe6 Nxe6 21. Bb6 Be7 22. Bf2 Bc5 23. Bf5 Bxf2+ 24. Kxf2 Nc5 25.
Rd4 g6 26. Bh3 Rad8 27. Rfd1 Rxd4 28. Rxd4 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN}
Kf8 29. Bf1 Ne6 30. Rd2 Nc5 31. Bc4 g5 32. Rd6 Kg7 $1 33. h4 Re7 34. hxg5 hxg5
35. Bf1 g4 {The position is equal.} 36. Be2 gxf3 37. Bxf3 Ne4+ 38. Bxe4 $1 Rxe4
39. Kf3 {Precision: White = 42%, Black = 51%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “2”]
[White “Giri, Anish”]
[Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B91”]
[WhiteElo “2799”]
[BlackElo “2837”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “114”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,114,16,17,20,18,3,11,10,34,14,8,12,14,6,10,13,16,0,27,23,47,35,98,89,
98,30,51,51,50,30,52,47,94,38,31,39,37,31,31,0,38,0,37,33,34,17,33,23,25,10,30,
0,14,0,6,-6,20,0,0,0,0,0,3,5,4,7,14,8,12,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-299,-278,
-910,-857,-29976,-29976,-29979,-29980,-29981,-29982,-29982,-29983,-29983,
-29984,-29984,-29985]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6.
g3 e5 7. Nde2 Be7 8. Bg2 b5 9. Nd5 {B91: Sicilian Najdorf: 6 g3} Nbd7 10. Nec3
Nb6 {LiveBook: 9 Games} 11. Nxf6+ $146 {The position is equal.} ({Predecessor:
} 11. Nxe7 Qxe7 12. Bg5 O-O 13. O-O h6 14. Bxf6 Qxf6 15. a4 b4 16. Nd5 Nxd5 17.
Qxd5 {1/2-1/2 (27) Navara,D (2745)-Wojtaszek,R (2744) Shamkir 2018}) 11… Bxf6
12. O-O O-O 13. b3 b4 14. Nd5 Nxd5 15. Qxd5 Be6 16. Qd3 Qc7 17. Bd2 a5 18. a3
bxa3 19. Rxa3 Rfc8 20. c4 Bd8 (20… Ra7 $1 $14) 21. Rfa1 $16 Qc5 22. b4 (22.
Ra4 $16) 22… Qc6 23. bxa5 Bxc4 24. Qe3 Qb5 25. Qe1 Ra6 26. Qb1 (26. Ra4 $16)
26… Qxb1+ $14 27. Rxb1 Rca8 28. Rc1 Bb5 29. Rb1 Bc4 30. Rc1 Bb5 31. Bh3 Kf8
32. Rc8 (32. Bc8 {seems wilder.} Rc6 33. Rb1 Ba6 34. Bb7 Bxb7 35. Rxb7 Rca6 36.
Rb5) 32… Ke8 33. Rxa8 (33. Rc2 {looks sharper.} R6a7 34. Rb2 Ba6 35. Bf1 Kd7
36. Bxa6 Rxa6 37. Rb7+) 33… Rxa8 34. Bb4 Bc7 35. Ra1 Ra7 36. Bg4 g6 37. h4 h5
38. Bh3 Bd3 39. f3 Bb6+ 40. Kg2 Bc5 41. Bxc5 dxc5 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame
KRB-KRB} 42. Kf2 Bb5 43. Bf1 c4 $1 44. Ke3 Kd7 45. Kd2 Kc6 46. Kc3 {Hoping for
Kb4.} Kc5 47. Be2 Ra6 48. Rd1 Rxa5 {[#] Strongly threatening …Ra3+.} 49. Rd5+
Kb6 {Threatens to win with …Ra3+.} 50. Bxc4 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (50. Rxe5 $11 {
and White is okay.} Ra3+ 51. Kd4) 50… Ra3+ $19 51. Kb2 $2 (51. Bb3 Ba4 52.
Kb4 Rxb3+ 53. Kxa4 Rxf3 54. Rxe5) 51… Bxc4 52. Kxa3 Bxd5 {Black mates.} 53.
exd5 {KP-KP} Kc5 54. Kb3 Kxd5 55. Kc3 f5 56. Kd3 e4+ 57. Ke3 {[#]} Ke5 $1 {
Precision: White = 31%, Black = 55%.} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “3”]
[White “So, Wesley”]
[Black “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A05”]
[WhiteElo “2856”]
[BlackElo “2817”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “121”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 23,121,0,14,-42,-39,-42,0,-47,-25,-29,0,0,34,19,25,0,0,0,0,0,5,0,55,44,
43,39,72,86,92,92,92,94,113,114,112,102,117,102,109,87,98,99,97,97,108,95,177,
88,89,85,85,19,19,19,19,19,19,19,35,19,19,0,48,48,48,48,48,48,48,48,48,48,48,
48,48,48,48,48,48,48,48,47,47,47,47,47,47,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,0,0,0]
} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. e3 c5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. d4 Nc6 7. Bb5 cxd4 8.
Nxd4 Bd7 9. O-O Bd6 {D32: Tarrasch Defence: Sidelines and lines without g3} 10.
b3 (10. Nf3 Be6 11. b3 O-O 12. Bb2 a6 13. Bd3 Bg4 14. h3 Bh5 15. Be2 Re8 16.
Nh4 Bg6 17. Nxg6 hxg6 {1/2-1/2 (56) Carlsen,M (2832)-Grischuk,A (2750) chess.
com INT 2017}) 10… O-O 11. Bb2 Re8 12. Nf3 Bg4 {LiveBook: 7 Games} 13. Bxc6
$146 (13. Rc1 $11) ({Predecessor:} 13. Be2 a6 14. Rc1 Bc7 15. Qc2 Qd6 16. g3
Qe7 17. Rfd1 Rad8 18. Nd4 Nxd4 19. Rxd4 Be6 20. Rdd1 Bb8 21. Bf3 {1-0 (79)
Martin,B (2355)-Bryson,D (2380) Newcastle on Tyne 1995}) 13… bxc6 $15 14. Rc1
Be5 15. Na4 Bxb2 16. Nxb2 Rc8 17. h3 Bxf3 18. Qxf3 c5 {[%cal Bc6c5,Bc5c4][%mdl
32]} 19. Rfd1 Qa5 20. Na4 c4 21. Qf5 h6 22. Rc2 Rb8 (22… Rc6 $11) 23. Nc3 $1
$14 {bxc4 is the strong threat.} cxb3 24. axb3 {[%cal Rc3d5]} Rxb3 25. Nxd5
Nxd5 26. Rxd5 Qa1+ 27. Kh2 {And now Rc7 would win.} Rbb8 28. Rc7 Rf8 29. Ra5
$36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is under strong pressure.} Qd1 30. Rd7 Qb1 31. Qf4 Rb7
32. Rxa7 Rxa7 33. Rxa7 $16 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} Qb6 34. Rc7 Qf6 (34…
h5 $16 {was called for.} 35. Qe5 Rd8) 35. Qg3 (35. Qxf6 $18 {White threatens
Qe7 and mate.} gxf6 36. g4) 35… Re8 36. Rc5 g6 37. h4 ({White should play}
37. Rc4 $16) 37… Re4 $1 $11 {[%cal Re4h4]} 38. f4 Qe7 39. Rc3 h5 40. Qf2 Kg7
41. Rb3 Rc4 42. Qb2+ Qf6 43. Qxf6+ Kxf6 $14 {KR-KR} 44. Kg3 Kg7 45. Kf3 f5 46.
Rb7+ Kf6 47. Rb6+ Kf7 48. Rd6 Rc2 49. g3 Rb2 50. Rd7+ Kf6 51. Rd3 Kf7 52. e4
fxe4+ $1 53. Kxe4 Kf6 54. Rd6+ Kf7 55. f5 Rb4+ {The position is equal.} 56. Ke5
gxf5 57. Rf6+ Kg7 {[#] Strongly threatening …Rb5+.} 58. Rxf5 Kg6 {aiming for
…Rb5+.} 59. Rf6+ Kg7 60. Rf4 Rb3 61. Ke4 {Precision: White = 53%, Black =
66%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “3”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Black “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B00”]
[WhiteElo “2837”]
[BlackElo “2878”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “104”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 11,104,27,24,18,31,12,0,0,22,0,49,54,58,-17,64,20,33,22,27,15,14,18,19,
20,106,110,147,124,139,138,156,143,173,135,144,143,154,160,218,143,150,115,101,
77,83,28,28,28,28,29,30,33,38,39,101,101,101,101,101,101,101,101,101,101,101,
101,107,101,162,162,162,162,162,154,154,107,107,107,107,101,101,101,105,105,
883,799,1061,1093,1268,1374,1295,1140,1010,831,771]} 1. e4 d6 2. d4 g6 3. Bc4
Bg7 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Qe2 O-O 6. O-O Bg4 7. Rd1 {B06: Modern Defence} Nc6 8. h3
Bxf3 9. Qxf3 {The position is equal.} e5 10. c3 {[%cal Bc2c3,Bc3c4][%mdl 32]}
Re8 11. d5 Ne7 12. Bd3 $146 ({White should try} 12. Bb3 $14) ({Predecessor:}
12. Nd2 Rf8 13. Nf1 Nh5 14. Ng3 Nxg3 15. fxg3 f5 16. g4 {0-1 (40) Vachier
Lagrave,M (2710)-Gashimov,V (2757) Beijing 2011}) 12… Rf8 (12… Nexd5 $1 $11
13. a4 (13. exd5 e4 $15) 13… a5) 13. c4 Nd7 14. Nc3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White
has some pressure.} f5 15. Rb1 fxe4 16. Qxe4 Nf5 17. Qe1 e4 (17… Nc5 $11 {
keeps the balance.}) 18. Nxe4 $16 h6 19. b3 Re8 20. Bb2 Ne5 21. f3 a5 22. a4
Qe7 23. Bc2 Qf7 24. Qf2 b6 (24… Nd7 $16 25. Bxg7 Nxg7) 25. Bc3 Re7 26. Re1
Rae8 27. Re2 Nd7 28. Rbe1 (28. Bxg7 $16 Qxg7 29. Rd1) 28… Rxe4 $11 29. Rxe4
Rxe4 30. fxe4 Bxc3 31. exf5 {[#] Hoping for Re6.} Bxe1 32. Qxe1 gxf5 (32… g5
$1 $14) 33. Qg3+ $16 Kf8 34. Qf4 Kg7 35. Bxf5 Nc5 36. Qg3+ Kf8 37. Bc2 Qe7 38.
Qf4+ Kg7 39. Kf2 Qe8 (39… Qf6 $16 {was worth a try.} 40. Qxf6+ Kxf6) 40. Qg4+
$18 Kf8 41. Qf5+ Qf7 42. Qxf7+ Kxf7 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KB-KN} 43. Ke3 Nd7 44.
Kf4 Kf6 45. g4 Nc5 46. h4 Nd7 47. g5+ Kg7 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (47… hxg5+ $16
48. hxg5+ Kg7) 48. Kf5 {White is clearly winning.} Nc5 49. gxh6+ Kxh6 50. Kf6
Kh5 51. Ke7 Kxh4 52. Kd8 Na6 {Precision: White = 52%, Black = 45%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “3”]
[White “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Black “Giri, Anish”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C70”]
[WhiteElo “2818”]
[BlackElo “2799”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “80”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,80,43,42,7,14,23,64,4,66,62,88,84,104,0,46,46,125,143,225,198,212,
105,116,123,114,122,117,129,154,120,219,188,200,54,39,81,90,7,7,0,27,28,34,0,0,
0,0,-194,-25,-25,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,8]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4
Nge7 5. O-O g6 6. c3 Bg7 7. d4 exd4 8. cxd4 b5 {C60: Spanische Partie} 9. Bc2
d5 10. exd5 Nb4 (10… Nxd5 11. Re1+ Be6 12. Bg5 Qd7 13. Nc3 O-O 14. Be4 Rae8
15. Bxd5 Bxd5 16. Ne5 Nxe5 17. dxe5 {1/2-1/2 (32) Anand,V (2760)-Mamedyarov,S
(2808) Stavanger 2018}) 11. Bb3 Nbxd5 {LiveBook: 12 Partien} 12. Nc3 O-O 13.
Re1 {[#]} h6 $146 ({Vorgänger:} 13… Nf6 14. Ne5 Bb7 15. Bg5 Nf5 16. Ne4 Bxe4
17. Rxe4 Qd6 18. Bxf6 {1/2-1/2 (18) Alekseev,E (2653)-Panarin,M (2558) Sochi
2015}) 14. h3 (14. Nxd5 $14 Nxd5 15. Ne5) 14… Nxc3 (14… Bb7 $11) 15. bxc3
$14 Bb7 16. Ne5 {Und La3 würde nun gewinnen.} Bd5 17. Qg4 ({Günstiger ist} 17.
Ba3 $16 Re8 18. Nxg6 Bxb3 19. Nxe7+ Qxe7 20. Bxe7 (20. axb3 Qxe1+ 21. Qxe1
Rxe1+ 22. Rxe1 a5 $16) 20… Bxd1 21. Raxd1) 17… Bxb3 18. axb3 Nd5 (18… a5
$14) 19. Qf3 $16 Nf6 (19… Qd6 $16 20. Ba3 b4) 20. Nc6 $18 Qd7 21. Bf4 (21.
Ba3 $18 Rfe8 22. Re5) 21… Kh7 22. c4 {Droht stark Te7.} bxc4 23. bxc4 Rfe8
24. Be5 Ng8 25. d5 Qf5 (25… Bxe5 $16 26. Rxe5 (26. Nxe5 Qf5 $16) 26… Rxe5
27. Nxe5 Qe7) 26. Qxf5 gxf5 27. Bxc7 ({Besser ist} 27. f4 $18) 27… Bxa1 $14
28. Rxa1 Nf6 29. d6 ({Lieber} 29. Kf1 $16) 29… Re4 $11 30. Rc1 Ne8 31. Bb8
Nf6 32. c5 {[%mdl 1024] Weiss hat Kompensation.} a5 $1 {[%cal Ra5a4]} 33. Bc7
$1 {[%cal Rc7a5]} a4 {[#] zielt auf …a3 ab.} 34. Na5 $2 (34. Ne7 $11 {
und Weiss steht sicher.}) 34… Nd5 $2 (34… a3 $19 35. Ra1 Ra4) 35. Nc4 $1 {
[%cal Rc4b6] Droht Sb6.} Rxc4 36. Rxc4 {Droht La5! und aus.Die Stellung ist
ausgeglichen.} a3 $132 {[%mdl 2048] Schwarz puts up resistance} 37. Rc1 Nxc7
38. dxc7 {Schwarz muss nun Ta1 beachten.} Rc8 $1 39. Ra1 Rxc7 40. Rxa3 {
Tc3 ist eine echte Drohung.} Rxc5 {Precision: Weiß = 47%, Schwarz = 40%.}
1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “3”]
[White “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Black “Aronian, Levon”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C50”]
[WhiteElo “2816”]
[BlackElo “2809”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “111”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 10,111,17,12,9,12,17,12,13,9,6,0,14,9,9,2,20,21,20,9,10,8,15,10,21,7,21,
20,27,23,34,27,35,25,25,25,40,25,41,0,66,24,41,33,29,45,31,33,32,33,29,27,52,0,
0,0,0,0,0,-23,-14,-58,-83,-83,-85,-82,-50,-64,-23,-25,-27,-23,-21,-42,-38,-38,
-37,-29,0,0,0,-285,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2.
Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Nd5 {LiveBook: 5 Games. C50:
Hungarian Defence and Giuoco Pianissimo} Nxd5 7. Bxd5 d6 8. c3 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 8. Be3 Bxe3 9. fxe3 O-O 10. O-O Nb8 11. b4 Nd7 12. Qd2 c6 13. Bb3
a5 {1-0 (37) Kramnik,V (2800)-Aronian,L (2794) Berlin 2018}) 8… O-O 9. b4 Ba7
10. a4 h6 11. Be3 Ne7 12. Bb3 Ng6 13. O-O Kh8 14. Bxa7 Rxa7 15. d4 {
Threatening dxe5.} Qf6 16. Qd3 Bg4 17. Bd1 Be6 18. g3 Bh3 19. Re1 Raa8 20. Nd2
{[%cal Bf3d2,Bd2f1,Bf1e3][%mdl 32]} Rae8 21. Bf3 Qg5 22. Qe3 Qd8 23. Bh5 Qc8
24. Qf3 Be6 (24… Qd8 $11) 25. Nf1 (25. d5 $5 {[%cal Rd5e6]} Bh3 26. c4 $14)
25… Ne7 {[%cal Bg6e7,Be7g8,Bg8f6,Bf6h7,Bh7g5,Bg5f3][%mdl 32]} 26. Ne3 Ng8 27.
Qd1 Nf6 28. Bf3 Bh3 29. Qd3 Nh7 30. Bh1 Ng5 31. a5 ({Better is} 31. f3 $14)
31… f5 $11 32. exf5 Bxf5 33. Nxf5 Rxf5 34. Bg2 (34. Ra2 {looks sharper.} e4
35. Bxe4 Nf3+ 36. Kf1 Nxe1 37. Bxf5 Nxd3 38. Bxc8 Rxc8 39. Rd2) 34… e4 35.
Qe3 {[#] Threatens to win with f4.} Nf3+ 36. Bxf3 Rxf3 37. Qd2 d5 {Hoping for .
..Ref8.} 38. Re3 $1 Ref8 {Strongly threatening …Qh3.} (38… Rf6 {seems
wilder.} 39. c4 Ref8 40. Re2 c6 41. cxd5 cxd5 42. Rc1 Qh3) 39. Rxf3 Rxf3 {
[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} 40. Re1 Rd3 41. Qc2 Qf5 {And now …Qf3 would win.
} 42. Re3 $1 Rxe3 43. fxe3 $15 {KQ-KQ} Kg8 44. c4 Qf3 45. Qc3 $2 {[%mdl 8192]
[#]} (45. Qc1 $11 {and White is okay.}) 45… c6 $2 (45… Qd1+ $1 $19 46. Kf2
Qh1) 46. cxd5 $1 $11 {The position is equal.} cxd5 47. Qb3 Kh7 48. Qxd5 Qxe3+
49. Kg2 Qf3+ 50. Kg1 Qd1+ 51. Kg2 Qc2+ 52. Kh3 e3 53. Qe5 Qf2 54. Qe4+ Kh8 55.
Qe8+ Kh7 56. Qe4+ {Precision: White = 63%, Black = 68%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “3”]
[White “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Black “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E61”]
[WhiteElo “2757”]
[BlackElo “2831”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “56”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,56,12,31,0,28,7,15,0,0,-5,-5,-8,-14,-6,1,-8,45,52,104,98,93,91,93,53,
108,99,98,70,68,60,83,81,96,59,96,97,98,87,87,78,78,78,78,78,78,78,78,78,78]}
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. Nf3 O-O 5. Bg5 h6 {LiveBook: 296 Partien} 6.
Bd2 {E61: Königsindisch (Abweichungen der Hauptvariante)} (6. Bh4 c5 7. d5 e6
8. e4 exd5 9. e5 Qe8 10. Be2 Ng4 11. Nxd5 Na6 12. Nf6+ Bxf6 13. exf6 Qe6 14.
O-O Nxf6 {1-0 (32) Mamedyarov,S (2753)-Grischuk,A (2779) Khanty-Mansiysk 2013})
6… d6 (6… c5 7. d5 d6 8. Qc1 h5 9. Bh6 a6 10. e4 Qa5 11. Bxg7 Kxg7 12. Bd3
b5 13. Nd2 b4 {1/2-1/2 (58) Mamedyarov,S (2743)-Saric,I (2671) Tromsoe 2014})
7. Qc1 Kh7 $146 ({Vorgänger:} 7… Kh8 8. e4 Bg4 9. Be2 c5 10. d5 Nbd7 11. O-O
e5 12. h3 Bxf3 13. Bxf3 {0-1 (24) Del Cura Gutierrez,A-Morelle Calvo,F
Valladolid 1990}) 8. h4 {Die Stellung ist ausgeglichen.} Nh5 9. e4 e5 10. d5 a5
11. Be2 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Weiss drückt.} Na6 12. g3 Nc5 ({Lieber} 12… Qe8 $11)
13. Be3 $14 Qe8 ({Besser ist} 13… Nf6 $14) 14. Bxc5 $16 dxc5 15. Qe3 Qe7 16.
O-O-O Ra6 (16… Nf6 $14) 17. Na4 b6 18. Nc3 Nf6 {[%cal Bh5f6,Bf6e8,Be8d6]
[%mdl 32] [#] Droht stark …Sg4.} 19. Nh2 {[%cal Bf3h2,Bh2f1,Bf1e3][%mdl 32]}
Ne8 20. h5 g5 21. a4 Nd6 22. g4 {Weiß steht besser.} Ra8 23. Nf1 Qf6 24. b3 Qf4
25. f3 Bd7 26. Kc2 Qxe3 27. Nxe3 Bf6 28. Bd3 Rfe8 {Precision: Weiß = 65%,
Schwarz = 60%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “4”]
[White “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Black “Aronian, Levon”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A45”]
[WhiteElo “2878”]
[BlackElo “2809”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “149”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 10,149,9,11,26,20,22,25,37,37,35,29,29,36,39,37,35,9,12,17,16,18,13,-1,
22,14,15,0,20,4,3,3,4,2,9,8,13,0,31,6,7,2,39,23,72,86,80,62,75,0,4,0,8,1,71,71,
173,173,173,105,105,105,94,8,25,8,8,8,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,8,8,8,8,288,250,
238,8,9,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,81,8,259,251,230,218,29960,29961,7740,4297,5089,2454,
2210,839,839,839,8,8,8,8,8,8,29971,29975,29975,29976,5393,29977,29976,29977,
29977,29978,29978,29979,29979,133,133,133,29985,29979,29978,0,29985,29986,
29986,29987]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 e6 4. Nd2 Bd6 5. Ngf3 Bxf4 6. exf4 Nbd7
{D02: 1 d4 d5 2 Nf3 sidelines, including 2…Nf6 3 g3 and 2…Nf6 3 Bf4} (6…
b6 7. Bd3 c5 8. c3 O-O 9. O-O Ba6 10. Bxa6 Nxa6 11. Ne5 Nc7 12. Qf3 Nb5 13.
dxc5 bxc5 14. f5 exf5 15. Qxf5 {1/2-1/2 (53) Baron,T (2557)-Rodshtein,M (2698)
Biel 2016}) 7. Bd3 c5 8. c3 Qb6 {White has an edge.} 9. Rb1 Qd6 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 9… cxd4 10. Nxd4 Nc5 11. Qe2 Bd7 12. O-O Nxd3 13. Qxd3 g6 14.
Rfe1 {1-0 (62) Bernstein,O-Naegeli,O Zuerich 1934}) 10. g3 b6 11. O-O Bb7 12.
Re1 O-O {[%cal Bh8f8,Bf8c8,Bc8c1][%mdl 32]} 13. b4 cxb4 14. cxb4 Rac8 15. Qa4
Rc3 16. Rb3 Rxb3 17. Qxb3 Rc8 18. Ne5 Ne4 19. Nxe4 dxe4 20. Bxe4 Bxe4 21. Rxe4
Rc1+ 22. Kg2 Nf6 23. Qb2 Rd1 (23… Qc7 {feels hotter.} 24. Re2 b5 25. Qa3 Nd5
26. Qa6 Qb8) 24. Qc2 (24. Re2 {with more complications.} Qd5+ 25. Kh3 Rg1 26.
f3 Qb7 27. Rg2) 24… Nxe4 25. Qxd1 {Hoping for Qa4.} f6 26. Nf3 h6 27. Qa4 Kh7
28. Qb3 Qc6 29. b5 (29. a4 $16) 29… Qd5 30. Qc2 f5 31. a4 Nd6 (31… Kg8 $11)
32. Qc6 $16 Ne4 (32… Qxc6 $16 33. bxc6 Kg6) 33. Qxd5 $18 exd5 {[%mdl 4096]
Endgame KN-KN} 34. Ne5 (34. Kf1 $1 $18) 34… Nc3 $16 35. Nc6 Nxa4 36. Nxa7 ({
White should try} 36. Kf3 $1 $16) 36… Kg6 $11 37. Kf3 Kf6 38. Ke3 Ke6 39. Kd3
Nb2+ $1 40. Kc2 Nc4 41. Kc3 Nd6 42. f3 Nc4 43. Nc6 Na3 44. Kb4 Nc2+ 45. Kb3 Ne3
46. Kc3 {next Ne5 is good for White.} g5 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (46… Nd1+ $11 {
and Black stays safe.} 47. Kd2 Nb2) 47. fxg5 $18 hxg5 48. Kd3 $2 (48. Ne5 $18)
48… Nc4 $11 49. h4 f4 50. hxg5 fxg3 {aiming for …g2.} 51. Ke2 Kf5 52. f4
Nd2 (52… Nd6 $11) 53. Ne7+ ({White should play} 53. Ne5 $1 $16 g2 54. Kf2
Ne4+ 55. Kxg2) 53… Kxf4 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (53… Ke6 $11 {and Black is okay.}
54. Nc8 Nb3) 54. g6 $18 ({Worse is} 54. Nxd5+ Kxg5 55. Nxb6 g2 $11) 54… g2
55. Kf2 Ne4+ $2 (55… Nf3 $18 56. Nxd5+ (56. Kxg2 Nh4+ 57. Kf2 Nxg6 $16) 56…
Kf5 57. Kxg2 Nh4+ 58. Kg3 Nxg6) 56. Kxg2 Nf6 57. Nc8 Kg5 58. g7 Kg6 59. Nxb6 (
59. Kf3 $142 Kxg7 60. Nxb6) 59… Kxg7 60. Na4 $1 Kf7 61. b6 {Threatens to win
with Nc5.} Nd7 62. b7 {Nc5 is the strong threat.} Nb8 63. Kf3 {Black must now
prevent Nc5.} Ke6 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (63… Ke7 $11) 64. Kf4 $1 Kd6 {[#]} 65. Nc5
$1 Kc7 66. Ke5 Kc6 67. Ke6 Kc7 68. Kxd5 Nc6 69. Ke4 Kb6 70. d5 $2 (70. Kf4 {
mates} Kc7 71. d5 Na5 {[#]} 72. d6+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kb8 73. Ke5 Nc6+ 74. Kf6
Nd8 75. Ke7 Nc6+ 76. Ke8) 70… Nb8 $16 71. Kd4 Kc7 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (71… Kb5
$16 72. Ne6 Ka6) 72. Kc4 Kd6 73. Kd4 Kc7 74. Ke5 Kb6 75. Kd6 {Precision: White
= 52%, Black = 45%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “4”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Black “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B40”]
[WhiteElo “2837”]
[BlackElo “2818”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “48”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,48,0,0,-17,-11,-13,-7,-38,-36,-71,0,-22,-8,-22,0,-47,-15,-15,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. c3 Nf6 4. e5 Nd5 5. d4 cxd4 6. cxd4
d6 7. Bc4 Nc6 8. O-O Be7 9. Qe2 O-O 10. a3 Bd7 {LiveBook: 37 Games. B22:
Sicilian: 2 c3} 11. exd6 (11. Bd3 Rc8 12. Qe4 f5 13. exf6 Nxf6 14. Qh4 d5 15.
Bg5 h6 16. Nc3 Qe8 17. Bxf6 Bxf6 18. Qg4 {0-1 (28) Maze,S (2573)-Gozzoli,Y
(2561) Saint-Quentin 2015}) 11… Bxd6 12. Nc3 {[%cal Bb1c3,Bc3e4,Be4g5][%mdl
32]} Nce7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12… Nf4 13. Bxf4 Bxf4 14. Rad1 Qb8 15. h4 Rd8
16. g3 Bd6 17. Ne4 Bf8 18. Nc5 Nxd4 19. Rxd4 Bxc5 {0-1 (39) Wyss,T (2184)
-Adler,J (2256) Switzerland 1999}) 13. Ne4 Bc6 14. Ne5 Rc8 (14… Bxe5 $17 15.
dxe5 Ng6) 15. Rd1 Bb8 16. Ng5 Be8 17. Bd3 (17. Qd3 {seems wilder.} Nf5 18. g4
h6 19. gxf5 hxg5 20. Bb3) 17… Nf6 (17… Nf5 {keeps more tension.} 18. Bd2 h6
19. Ngf3 Qb6 20. Rac1 Ba4) 18. Ngf3 {The position is equal.} Ned5 19. Bd2 a6
20. Rac1 Rxc1 21. Rxc1 Qb6 22. Nc4 Qd8 23. Nce5 Qb6 24. Nc4 Qd8 {Precision:
White = 54%, Black = 63%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “4”]
[White “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Black “So, Wesley”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A06”]
[WhiteElo “2831”]
[BlackElo “2856”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “69”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 10,69,13,11,18,21,13,9,12,16,21,15,32,18,31,19,28,20,32,19,38,35,39,44,
46,13,43,33,54,42,41,-91,0,-180,0,0,0,0,0,-8,13,-6,15,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-7,
-7,-8,0,-6,0,-5,17,17]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. b3 Bf5 3. Bb2 e6 4. d3 (4. g3 Nf6 5. Bg2
c5 6. Ne5 Nfd7 7. Nxd7 Qxd7 8. d3 Nc6 9. Nd2 d4 10. c3 Be7 11. a3 O-O 12. cxd4
Nxd4 13. O-O {1/2-1/2 (54) Nakamura,H (2769)-Ding,L (2791) Stavanger 2018})
4… h6 5. Nbd2 Nf6 6. g3 {LiveBook: 5 Games. A06: Réti Opening:1 Nf3 d5} c5 7.
Bg2 Nc6 8. O-O Be7 9. e4 Bh7 10. Ne5 Nxe5 11. Bxe5 O-O $146 12. Qe2 Re8 13.
Rad1 Nd7 14. Bb2 Bf6 15. e5 Be7 16. c4 Nb6 17. d4 Rc8 18. dxc5 Bxc5 19. Ne4 Be7
20. Qg4 (20. a4 $14 {stays ahead.}) 20… Bf5 (20… Bxe4 $17 21. Bxe4 Nxc4 22.
bxc4 Rxc4) 21. Qf4 $2 {[#]} (21. Qe2 $11 {and White stays safe.}) 21… Bg5 $2
(21… Nxc4 $1 $19 22. bxc4 Rxc4 23. Nf6+ (23. Rfe1 $2 Qa5 $19) 23… Bxf6 24.
Qxc4 dxc4 25. Rxd8 Bxd8) 22. Nxg5 $11 {The position is equal.} Qxg5 23. Qxg5
hxg5 24. cxd5 {Hoping for d6.} Nxd5 25. Bxd5 exd5 26. Rc1 g4 27. Rfd1 Be4 28.
Kf1 Kh7 29. Rxc8 Rxc8 30. Rc1 Rxc1+ 31. Bxc1 {KB-KB} d4 32. Bb2 d3 33. Ke1 Kg6
34. Kd2 a6 35. Ke3 {Precision: White = 58%, Black = 40%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “4”]
[White “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Black “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C50”]
[WhiteElo “2817”]
[BlackElo “2816”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “46”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,46,17,12,7,12,14,0,9,0,0,0,28,28,28,32,32,32,27,27,31,-178,-173,-291,
-291,-289,-296,-294,-295,-302,-290,-355,-345]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5
4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 a6 7. a4 h6 8. Nbd2 {C54: Italienische Partie
(Hauptvariante)} O-O 9. Re1 {LiveBook: 35 Partien} a5 10. Nf1 {Die Stellung
ist ausgeglichen.} Be6 11. Qb3 Qd7 12. Be3 Bxe3 $146 ({Vorgänger:} 12… Bxc4
13. Qxc4 Bxe3 14. Nxe3 Ne7 15. Rad1 Rfe8 {1-0 (58) Artemiev,V (2697)-Grischuk,
A (2767) Moscow 2018}) 13. Nxe3 b6 14. Nd5 Bxd5 15. exd5 {[#] Schwarz muss nun
Lb5 beachten.} Ne7 16. d4 e4 17. Nd2 Qf5 18. Nxe4 $2 (18. Qc2 $14 {bleibt
weiter vorne.}) 18… Nxe4 $19 19. Qc2 (19. Re2 $142 Rae8 20. f3) 19… Nf6 ({
Lieber nicht} 19… Nxd5 20. Qxe4 Qxe4 21. Rxe4 $14) 20. Bd3 Qd7 21. Bb5 Qd8
22. c4 Rc8 23. Qe2 c6 {Precision: Weiß = 57%, Schwarz = 74%.} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “4”]
[White “Giri, Anish”]
[Black “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C87”]
[WhiteElo “2799”]
[BlackElo “2757”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “89”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,89,16,23,31,19,35,22,37,29,36,-2,43,42,49,29,29,21,76,65,170,6,14,0,
28,37,38,17,20,12,38,22,34,34,77,59,77,79,79,81,75,43,54,51,95,94,68,16,23,26,
33,17,80,79,191,154,677,712,702,702,693,678,641,641,640,634,4133,1520,1476,903,
1375,889,29980,29981]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6.
Re1 d6 7. c3 Bg4 8. h3 Bh5 9. Bxc6+ {C87: Closed Ruy Lopez: Steinitz-type
lines after 6 Re1 d6} (9. d3 Nd7 10. Nbd2 Nc5 11. Bc2 Ne6 12. Nf1 Ng5 13. Bxg5
Bxg5 14. Ng3 Bxf3 15. Qxf3 O-O 16. Rad1 Qf6 17. Qxf6 Bxf6 {0-1 (57) Najer,E
(2699)-Mamedyarov,S (2791) Antalya 2017}) 9… bxc6 10. d4 {LiveBook: 8 Games}
Nd7 11. Be3 {White is slightly better.} Rb8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11… Qb8 12.
b3 Qb7 13. Nbd2 O-O 14. Qc2 a5 15. dxe5 dxe5 16. Rad1 f6 {1/2-1/2 (31) Blauhut,
H (2490)-Klausen,T (2454) ICCF email 2007}) 12. b3 O-O 13. Nbd2 Re8 14. Rc1 Bf6
15. Qc2 h6 16. Qd3 Qc8 17. dxe5 Nxe5 (17… dxe5 $11 18. Qe2 Bg6) 18. Nxe5 $16
Bxe5 {[#]} (18… dxe5 $14 19. f3 Bg6) 19. Bd4 $2 (19. f4 $1 $18) 19… Bf4 $11
20. Be3 Bxe3 (20… Be5 {looks sharper.}) 21. Rxe3 Bg6 22. c4 {[%cal Bc3c4,
Bc4c5][%mdl 32]} a5 23. Qc3 a4 24. bxa4 Qa6 25. a5 Ra8 26. c5 Qxa5 27. Qxa5
Rxa5 28. cxd6 Rxa2 29. Nc4 cxd6 30. Nxd6 Rb8 {[#]} 31. f4 $1 {[%cal Bf2f4,
Bf4f5,Bf5f6][%mdl 32]} Bh5 32. g4 ({White should play} 32. Rg3 $14) 32… Bg6
33. f5 Bh7 34. Nc4 (34. e5 {is more complex.} Rbb2 35. Rg3 Kf8 36. Ne4 Ra5 37.
Nc5) 34… Re8 (34… f6 $11) 35. e5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has strong
initiative.} g6 (35… Rb8 $16 {keeps fighting.}) 36. Nd6 Re7 $2 (36… Rd8 $16
37. e6 (37. Rxc6 gxf5 38. Rg3 fxg4 $11) 37… Rxd6) 37. Rxc6 {Threatening mate
with Rc8+.} Ra8 38. f6 Rd7 39. Rec3 Rdd8 40. Rc7 Rf8 {[#]} 41. e6 $1 {[%cal
Be5e6,Be6e7][%mdl 544]} g5 (41… fxe6 42. Rg7+) 42. Nxf7 (42. e7 $142 Be4 43.
exf8=R+ Rxf8 44. Nxe4 Kh7 45. Rc8 Rg8 46. Rxg8 Kxg8 47. Rc7) 42… Bg6 $18 43.
Nxh6+ Kh8 44. f7 Rfb8 45. e7 {Precision: White = 47%, Black = 37%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “5”]
[White “So, Wesley”]
[Black “Giri, Anish”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A06”]
[WhiteElo “2856”]
[BlackElo “2799”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “75”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,75,0,0,0,0,0,16,25,20,37,19,50,82,91,94,86,116,113,127,45,50,50,45,
30,41,53,77,77,73,31,38,37,31,38,36,44,49,37,56,50,84,0,0,0,45,35,35,35,487,
496,514,499,1862,1803,1517,1327,12833,12834,6709,449]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. b3 Nf6 3.
Bb2 g6 4. c4 dxc4 5. bxc4 Bg7 6. g3 O-O 7. Bg2 c5 8. O-O Nc6 9. Ne5 {A05: Réti
Opening: 1 Nf3 Nf6} Na5 {LiveBook: 5 Games} 10. Qc2 Nd7 11. Nxd7 {The position
is equal.} Bxd7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11… Bxb2 12. Qxb2 Bxd7 13. d3 Rc8 14.
Nc3 Bc6 15. h4 e6 16. Ne4 f5 {1/2-1/2 (29) Dizdar,G (2465)-Velimirovic,D (2575)
Sarajevo 1986}) 12. Bxg7 Kxg7 13. Bxb7 Nxb7 14. Qb2+ Kg8 {Strongly threatening
…Nd6.} 15. Qxb7 Bh3 16. Rd1 Be6 {[#]} 17. Qe4 $1 Rb8 18. Nc3 (18. d3 $16)
18… Qd4 $14 19. Qxd4 cxd4 20. Nd5 (20. Nb5 {is interesting.} Bxc4 21. Nxd4
Rb2 22. Rdc1 Rc8 23. d3) 20… Bxd5 21. cxd5 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR}
d3 22. e4 f5 23. f3 fxe4 24. fxe4 Rb4 25. Re1 Rb2 26. Rad1 Rxa2 27. Re3 Ra3 28.
Rc1 g5 29. g4 (29. e5 $16) 29… a5 30. Rc7 Rf7 31. e5 {[%cal Be4e5,Be5e6]
[%mdl 32] [#] aiming for d6.} Ra4 32. h3 Rd4 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (32… Raf4 $14)
33. e6 $18 {White is clearly winning.} Rf8 34. Re5 Rd8 (34… Re8 $142 35.
Rxg5+ Kh8) 35. Rxg5+ Kf8 36. Rf5+ Kg8 37. Rxe7 R4xd5 38. Rff7 {Precision:
White = 66%, Black = 32%.} (38. Ra7 $142 Rxf5 39. gxf5) 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “5”]
[White “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Black “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E06”]
[WhiteElo “2818”]
[BlackElo “2878”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “70”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 12,70,0,0,3,3,4,1,4,4,8,13,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,6,-15,-29,-16,25,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,59,68,63,51,54,0,0,0,0,0,11,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6
2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. Qb3 {E06: Closed Catalan: Early
deviations} (6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Rd1 Bc6 10. Bg5 b5 11. Bxf6
Bxf6 12. Nc3 Qe8 13. e4 g6 14. h4 Nd7 15. axb5 axb5 16. Rxa8 Qxa8 {1/2-1/2 (26)
Mamedyarov,S (2808)-So,W (2778) Stavanger 2018}) 6… c5 7. cxd5 {LiveBook: 3
Games} Qxd5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 7… exd5 8. dxc5 Na6 9. O-O Nxc5 10. Qd1 Bf5
11. Be3 Rc8 12. Nc3 Nce4 13. Bd4 Nxc3 14. Bxc3 {1/2-1/2 (32) Studer,N (2477)
-Repka,C (2534) Le Castella 2018}) 8. Nc3 Qxb3 9. axb3 Nc6 10. dxc5 Bxc5 11.
O-O e5 12. Bg5 Be6 13. Nd2 Rfd8 14. Nc4 h6 15. Bxf6 gxf6 16. e3 Rab8 17. Rfd1 (
17. Bxc6 {with more complications.} bxc6 18. Ne4 Be7 19. Rxa7 Bd5 20. Ned2)
17… Rxd1+ 18. Rxd1 b5 19. Nxb5 Rxb5 20. Bxc6 Rxb3 21. Bd5 Bg4 22. Rc1 Rd3 {
[#]} (22… Rb5 $11) 23. Nxe5 $1 $14 {[%mdl 512]} fxe5 24. Rxc5 {[%mdl 4096]
Endgame And now Kg2 would win. KRB-KRB} Bh3 $1 {[%cal Rd3d1]} 25. f4 (25. f3
$14) 25… Rd1+ $11 {The position is equal.} 26. Kf2 Rd2+ 27. Ke1 Rxh2 28. b3
exf4 29. exf4 Be6 30. Bxe6 fxe6 {KR-KR} 31. Rc7 Rg2 32. Rxa7 Rxg3 33. Re7 Rxb3
34. Rxe6 Rf3 35. Rxh6 Rxf4 {Precision: White = 71%, Black = 67%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “5”]
[White “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Black “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B50”]
[WhiteElo “2816”]
[BlackElo “2831”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “87”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,87,12,14,2,4,0,11,8,11,7,26,35,29,-39,-24,-69,-75,-82,-70,-69,-72,
-139,-146,-288,-234,-278,-240,-342,-208,-468,-445,-477,-465,-432,-314,-438,
-242,-515,-277,-301,-152,-179,-99,-278,-270,-289,-267,-549,-557,-729,-199,-212,
-92,-398,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,229,229,221,202,204,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3.
Nc3 Nf6 4. h3 a6 5. g4 e6 6. Bg2 Be7 7. d4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Nfd7 {B81:
Sizilianisch (Keres-Angriff)} 9. g5 b5 {[%cal Bb7b5,Bb5b4][%mdl 32] LiveBook:
3 Partien} 10. e5 $146 {Droht stark exd6.} ({Vorgänger:} 10. h4 Bb7 11. a3 Nc6
12. Be3 O-O 13. g6 hxg6 14. h5 g5 15. Qd2 Nce5 16. b3 {0-1 (73) Quparadze,G
(2481)-Grischuk,A (2737) Doha 2016}) 10… d5 11. f4 b4 12. Nce2 a5 13. Be3 Ba6
14. h4 Bc5 15. h5 ({Lieber} 15. f5 $11 Bxe2 16. Qxe2 Bxd4 17. Bxd4) 15… Qb6
$15 16. g6 hxg6 17. hxg6 Rxh1+ 18. Bxh1 fxg6 19. c4 (19. Bf3 $142) 19… Bxc4
$17 {Und weiter mit …Sc6 wäre nett.} 20. Qc2 (20. Rc1 $17 Bxe2 21. Kxe2 Qa6+
22. Kd2) 20… Nf8 21. Rc1 {Da4+ ist eine echte Drohung.} Nbd7 22. Qd2 (22. Qd1
$142 Bxe2 23. Kxe2) 22… Rc8 23. Ng1 $2 (23. Bf3 {war angesagt.}) 23… g5 $19
{Und …gxf4 würde nun gewinnen.} 24. Ngf3 gxf4 25. Bxf4 Ng6 26. Bg3 Ne7 (26…
b3 $142 27. a3 Ngxe5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 28. Nxe5 Bxd4 29. Nxc4 dxc4) 27. Bg2 $2 (
27. b3) 27… Rc7 {[%cal Bc8c7,Bc7f7,Bf7f3][%mdl 32]} 28. Bh3 Nf8 (28… Bxd4
$19 29. Qxd4 Nc5) 29. Bf2 Ba6 ({Besser ist} 29… Bxa2 $19 {Droht …a4 und
aus.} 30. Bf1 Bc4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 31. Bxc4 dxc4 32. Rxc4 Nd5) 30. Rd1 $2 {[#]}
(30. Be3 $17 {war einen Versuch wert.}) 30… b3 $1 31. a3 (31. axb3 Bb4) 31…
Neg6 32. Be3 $2 (32. Rc1) 32… Rf7 {zielt auf …Txf3! ab.} 33. Bg4 {[#]} Bc4
$2 (33… Nxe5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 34. Qg2 (34. Nxe5 Rf1#) 34… Nd3+ 35. Rxd3 Bxd3
) 34. Bh5 {[#]} Kd7 (34… Rxf3 $1 $19 35. Bxf3 (35. Nxf3 Bxe3) 35… Nxe5 36.
Bh5+ g6) 35. Qg2 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (35. Qf2 $17) 35… Kc8 $2 (35… Nf4 $19 36.
Qg5 g6 37. Bxf4 gxh5) 36. Bxg6 $11 Nxg6 37. Qxg6 Rxf3 $1 38. Qe8+ Kb7 39. Qd7+
Ka6 $2 (39… Qc7 $11 {und Schwarz muss sich keine Sorgen machen.} 40. Qxc7+
Kxc7 41. Nxe6+ Kc6 42. Bxc5 Rf1+ 43. Kd2 Rxd1+ 44. Kxd1 d4) 40. Qc8+ $18 Qb7
41. Qxe6+ Ka7 42. Nc6+ $2 {[#]} ({Weiss braucht} 42. Nxf3 $18 Bxe3 43. Nd4)
42… Qxc6 $3 $11 {[%mdl 512]} 43. Qxc6 Bxe3 {[%csl Gc4][%cal Rf3f1]} 44. Qc7+
{Precision: Weiß = 17%, Schwarz = 46%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “5”]
[White “Aronian, Levon”]
[Black “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C50”]
[WhiteElo “2809”]
[BlackElo “2817”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “63”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,63,14,15,-114,-114,-100,-91,-94,-97,-98,-96,-91,-97,-94,-104,-106,
-95,-111,-75,-82,-68,-89,-51,-68,-25,-60,9,-50,197,210,248,231,418,0,484,369,
29981,29982,29982,29983,29983,29984,29984,29985,29990,29991,29997,29998]} 1. e4
e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. O-O d6 6. c3 a6 7. Nbd2 O-O 8. Bb3 Re8 {
C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3} (8… Ba7 9. h3 Re8
10. Re1 Be6 11. Bc2 h6 12. Nf1 d5 13. exd5 Bxd5 14. Ng3 Qd7 15. Ne4 Nxe4 16.
dxe4 Be6 17. Qxd7 Bxd7 18. a4 f6 19. Nd2 Be6 {1/2-1/2 (33) Onischuk,V (2637)
-Anand,V (2782) Riadh 2017}) 9. Re1 Be6 {LiveBook: 23 Games} 10. Bc2 (10. Bxe6
$11 {remains equal.} Rxe6 11. Qe2) 10… Ng4 $17 {Black is better.} 11. Re2
Bxf2+ $1 12. Rxf2 Ne3 13. Qe2 $146 Nxc2 14. Rb1 {And now Nb3 would win.} Bxa2
15. b3 Bxb1 16. Nxb1 {[#]} N2d4 $1 17. cxd4 Nxd4 18. Nxd4 exd4 19. Nd2 c5 20.
Qg4 Qc8 21. Qg3 {[#] Black must now prevent Nc4.} d5 $1 22. Nf3 ({White should
play} 22. Rf5 $11) (22. exd5 Re1+) 22… dxe4 $2 (22… f6 $15 {keeps the
upper hand.} 23. Bh6 Qd7) 23. Bh6 $1 $18 {[%csl Gh6][%cal Rg3g7]} g6 24. Ng5 $1
f5 $2 (24… Qd7) 25. dxe4 $2 $40 {[%mdl 128] White is up to no good.} (25.
Rxf5 $1 $18 {Intending Rf7 and mate.} Qd7 26. Rd5 $3 {[%mdl 512]} (26. Rxc5 e3
$11) (26. dxe4 $2 gxf5 27. Ne6+ Kf7 $19) (26. Rf7 Re7 $16)) 25… c4 $2 {
[%mdl 8192]} (25… Qd7 $11) 26. Rxf5 {Threatening mate with Rf7.} gxf5 $2 {[#]
} (26… Re7 $18 27. Rf8+ Qxf8 28. Bxf8 Rxf8) 27. Nxh7+ $1 {[%mdl 512] White
mates.} Kf7 {[#]} (27… Kxh7 28. Qg7#) 28. Qg7+ $1 Ke6 {[#]} 29. Qf6+ $1 Kd7
30. Qxd4+ Kc7 31. Bf4+ Kc6 32. Qxc4+ {Precision: White = 48%, Black = 37%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “5”]
[White “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A45”]
[WhiteElo “2757”]
[BlackElo “2837”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “73”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 12,73,8,-8,-12,-19,-26,-28,-7,0,-1,-1,20,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,14,0,0,0,
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. Bg5 d5 3. Bxf6 gxf6 4. e3 c5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. c4 {D00: 1 d4 d5: Unusual
lines} cxd4 7. exd4 {LiveBook: 7 Games} e5 {With the idea …Bb4+.} 8. Nc3 Bb4
(8… dxc4 9. dxe5 Qxd1+ 10. Rxd1 fxe5 11. Bxc4 Bb4 12. Ng5 f6 13. Nge4 Ke7 {
0-1 (39) Mamedyarov,S (2808)-So,W (2778) Stavanger 2018}) 9. cxd5 Qxd5 {
[%cal Re5d4]} (9… exd4 {keeps more tension.} 10. dxc6 dxc3 11. Qxd8+ Kxd8 12.
O-O-O+ Kc7) 10. dxe5 {The position is equal.} Qxd1+ 11. Rxd1 Nxe5 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 11… fxe5 12. Bb5 O-O 13. O-O Bxc3 14. bxc3 {1/2-1/2 (26)
Rakhmangulova,A (2256)-Gaponenko,I (2411) Rivne 2016}) 12. Nxe5 fxe5 13. Bc4
Ke7 14. O-O {[#] Threatens to win with Nd5+.} Bxc3 15. bxc3 Be6 16. Bxe6 Kxe6
$11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} 17. f4 Rhd8 18. Rde1 f6 19. fxe5 fxe5 20. Rf3
Rd2 21. Rfe3 Rxa2 22. Rxe5+ Kd6 23. Re6+ Kc5 24. Re7 Rg8 25. g3 h5 26. R1e5+
Kd6 27. R5e6+ Kd5 28. Re4 Rg5 29. c4+ Kc6 30. R4e6+ Kc5 31. Rxb7 Kxc4 32. Re4+
Kc5 33. Rc7+ Kd6 34. Ree7 Rb5 35. Rcd7+ Kc6 36. Rc7+ Kd6 {[#] ( -> …Rb1+)}
37. Rcd7+ {Precision: White = 82%, Black = 88%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “6”]
[White “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Black “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A45”]
[WhiteElo “2878”]
[BlackElo “2817”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “66”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 12,66,17,15,17,3,4,3,0,0,4,0,4,-14,-16,-22,-21,-18,-15,-30,-17,-36,-27,
-68,-64,-91,-98,-106,-72,-109,-96,-108,-106,-89,-91,-101,-100,-95,-83,-79,-88,
-146,-124,-435,-425,-436,-430,-505,-494,-1275,-880,-837,-773,-5465,-512,-29991,
-2500]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 e6 4. Nd2 Bd6 5. Ngf3 Bxf4 6. exf4 Qd6 {
D02: 1 d4 d5 2 Nf3 sidelines, including 2…Nf6 3 g3 and 2…Nf6 3 Bf4} (6…
b6 7. Bd3 c5 8. c3 O-O 9. O-O Ba6 10. Bxa6 Nxa6 11. Ne5 Nc7 12. Qf3 Nb5 13.
dxc5 bxc5 14. f5 exf5 15. Qxf5 {1/2-1/2 (53) Baron,T (2557)-Rodshtein,M (2698)
Biel 2016}) 7. g3 $1 {LiveBook: 7 Games} b6 8. c3 O-O {The position is equal.}
9. Bd3 Ba6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9… c5 10. O-O Ba6 11. Qe2 Bxd3 12. Qxd3 Nc6
13. Ne5 Rac8 14. Nxc6 Rxc6 {1-0 (45) Svatos,J (2305)-Haman,J (2182) Czechia
2014}) 10. Bxa6 Nxa6 11. Qe2 Nb8 $1 12. a4 c5 13. O-O Nc6 14. Nb3 Rab8 15. Rfd1
Ne4 16. Qc2 Rfc8 17. dxc5 bxc5 18. Nc1 Qc7 19. b3 Qa5 20. Ne2 Qb6 $36 {[%mdl
2048] [#] Threatens to win with …c4. Black is really pushing.} 21. Rab1 c4
22. Ned4 Nxd4 23. Nxd4 cxb3 24. Rxb3 Qc5 25. Rxb8 Rxb8 26. c4 (26. Rc1 $142)
26… Rb4 ({But not} 26… Qxc4 27. Qxc4 dxc4 28. Nc6 $15) 27. cxd5 $2 {
[%mdl 8192]} (27. Rb1 $17 Rxb1+ 28. Qxb1) 27… Rxd4 $19 28. Rb1 g6 ({Worse is
} 28… Qxc2 29. Rb8+ Qc8 30. Rxc8#) 29. Rb8+ Kg7 30. Qb2 (30. Qxc5 $142 Nxc5
31. dxe6 Nxe6 32. a5) 30… Qxd5 31. Rb4 e5 {( -> …Rd1+)} 32. Rb5 Rd2 (32…
Nc5 $142 {[%cal Rd4d1]} 33. Qe2 Rd1+ 34. Qxd1 Qxd1+ 35. Kg2 Nd3 36. Rxe5 Nxe5
37. fxe5 Qxa4) 33. Qb4 {[#]} (33. Qxe5+ $19 Qxe5 34. Rxe5 Nxf2 35. Ra5) 33…
Nc5 {Precision: White = 22%, Black = 64%.} (33… Qd3 $142 34. Qb2 Rd1+ 35. Kg2
Qf1+ 36. Kf3 Nf6 37. Qc2 Qh1+ 38. Ke3 Qe1+ 39. Qe2 Qc3+ 40. Qd3 Qxd3#) 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “6”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Black “So, Wesley”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A06”]
[WhiteElo “2837”]
[BlackElo “2856”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “96”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,96,29,31,17,8,16,14,19,33,20,33,13,21,12,21,10,56,46,53,10,11,10,8,0,
35,35,35,33,40,40,28,26,39,21,54,54,53,53,54,54,54,54,54,45,34,34,32,38,32,39,
45,34,45,32,32,4,31,25,42,42,49,50,50,35,35,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1.
Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 Nf6 5. c4 dxc4 6. Na3 c5 7. O-O O-O 8. dxc5 c3
{D77: Fianchetto Grünfeld: 6 0-0: Replies other than 6…c6} 9. Nb5 Na6 {
[%cal Bb8a6,Ba6c5,Bc5e4][%mdl 32]} 10. Nxc3 Nxc5 {LiveBook: 6 Games. White has
an edge.} 11. Bf4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. Nd4 Qb6 12. Be3 Qxb2 13. Ncb5 Ne6
14. Rb1 Qxa2 15. Ra1 Qb2 16. Rb1 Qa2 17. Ra1 Qb2 18. Rb1 {1/2-1/2 (18) Ding,L
(2769)-Karjakin,S (2763) Berlin 2018}) 11… Nfe4 12. Nxe4 Nxe4 13. Be5 Bxe5
14. Nxe5 Nd6 15. Qd4 Be6 16. Rfc1 Qa5 17. Nd3 Rad8 18. Nf4 Nf5 19. Qc3 (19. Qe4
{seems wilder.} Bc8 20. b4 Qa6 21. Nd5 Qd6 22. b5) 19… Qxc3 20. Rxc3 Rd2 21.
Bxb7 Rxb2 22. Nxe6 fxe6 23. Ba6 Nd4 24. Kf1 Rfb8 25. Bd3 Kf7 26. Rc4 R8b4 27.
Rac1 Nf5 28. a3 Rxc4 29. Rxc4 $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} Nd6 30. Ra4 Rb7
31. f4 Kf6 32. Ra5 Nf7 33. Ra6 Nd6 34. Kf2 e5 35. Ke3 Rc7 36. fxe5+ Kxe5 37.
Ra5+ Ke6 38. Kd4 Kf6 39. e4 {[%cal Be2e4,Be4e5][%mdl 32] [#] aiming for e5+.}
Nf7 40. e5+ Kg7 41. h4 Nd8 {White must now prevent …Nc6+.} 42. Be4 (42. Bb5 {
is more complex.} Kf7 43. Bc4+ e6 44. Bb5 Kf8 45. Ra6) 42… Ne6+ {The
position is equal.} 43. Kd3 (43. Kd5 {keeps more tension.} Kf7 44. Bb1 Rc3 45.
Rxa7 Rxg3 46. Ba2) 43… Nc5+ 44. Ke3 Nxe4 45. Kxe4 Kf7 46. Ra6 Rc3 47. Kf4
Rc4+ 48. Kf3 Rc3+ {Precision: White = 64%, Black = 62%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “6”]
[White “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Black “Aronian, Levon”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A45”]
[WhiteElo “2831”]
[BlackElo “2809”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “71”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 11,71,1,18,0,9,9,14,15,18,12,63,27,53,44,53,0,0,0,0,0,102,108,108,113,
131,91,235,233,249,0,0,-210,-190,-212,-233,-204,-159,-154,-114,-103,-12,-29,0,
0,62,66,48,67,50,54,381,375,415,426,441,420,356,216,742,724,29998,29999]} 1. d4
Nf6 2. Bf4 g6 3. e3 Bg7 4. Nf3 O-O 5. Be2 c5 6. O-O b6 {LiveBook: 20 Partien}
7. d5 {A48: Königsindisch (ohne c2-c4)} (7. c3 Bb7 8. h3 d5 9. Nbd2 Nfd7 10.
Qb3 Nc6 11. Rad1 Qc8 12. Rfe1 e6 13. Bf1 Ba6 14. Qa3 Bxf1 15. Nxf1 Re8 16. Ng3
Na5 17. Qa4 {0-1 (41) Pakleza,Z (2506)-Bartel,M (2653) Katowice 2016}) 7… d6
8. Nc3 Na6 $146 ({Vorgänger:} 8… a6 9. a4 h6 10. h3 Ra7 11. e4 Nbd7 12. Bh2
Ne8 13. Re1 Ne5 14. Nd2 g5 {0-1 (55) Simantsev,M (2383)-Aliavdin,N (2251)
Serpukhov 2002}) 9. e4 {Die Stellung ist ausgeglichen.} Nc7 10. a4 Re8 (10…
Bb7 $11) 11. Re1 Nh5 12. Bg5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Weiss kämpft um Vorteil.} h6 13.
Bh4 ({Besser ist} 13. Be3 $14) 13… g5 $11 14. Nd2 Nf4 15. Bg3 e5 (15… Nxe2+
$11 16. Qxe2 e6) 16. Bg4 $16 Bxg4 17. Qxg4 h5 18. Qf5 Nce6 (18… Qf6 $16 {
war einen Versuch wert.}) 19. Bxf4 $1 $18 ({Falsch wäre} 19. dxe6 $2 fxe6 20.
Bxf4 exf5 $19) 19… Nxf4 20. Nc4 $2 (20. g3 $18) 20… Re6 $1 $11 21. Kf1 $2 (
{Nur nicht} 21. dxe6 $2 fxe6 22. Qxf4 exf4 $19) (21. Nb5 $11) 21… Bh6 22.
dxe6 fxe6 23. Qxf4 gxf4 24. Rad1 Qh4 {[#] Droht …f3 und aus.} 25. Rxd6 f3 ({
Günstiger ist} 25… Qxh2 $17 {…f3! ist eine echte Drohung.} 26. f3 Kf7 27.
Nxe5+ Kf6) 26. gxf3 Rf8 {Und …Dh3+ würde nun gewinnen.} 27. Ke2 Qxh2 (27…
Qg5 $11) 28. Rxe6 $14 Qh3 29. Rg6+ Kh7 30. Rg3 Qh2 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (30…
Qe6 $1 $14 31. Nd5 Bf4) 31. Reg1 $1 $18 h4 32. Rg4 Bf4 33. R1g2 Qh1 {Die Idee
ist …Lh6.} 34. Nd5 Bg3 $2 (34… Bh6) 35. Nce3 Rg8 36. Nf6+ {Precision: Weiß
= 64%, Schwarz = 34%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “6”]
[White “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Black “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B29”]
[WhiteElo “2818”]
[BlackElo “2757”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “108”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,108,83,73,89,90,72,98,83,96,22,120,102,142,91,65,39,49,51,37,-1534,
114,98,105,97,134,90,118,80,195,172,206,131,141,162,169,161,231,218,220,63,240,
217,211,73,79,72,250,254,282,0,0,-179,-166,-820,-804,-781,761,753,750,716,699,
694,695,676,676,666,639,0,639,608,666,641,926,337,272,133,124,0,0,0,0,0,8,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. exd5 Nxd5 5. Bb5+ Bd7 6. Ne5
Bxb5 {B29: Sicilian: 2 Nf3 Nf6 (Nimzowitsch Variation)} 7. Qf3 f6 8. Nxb5 Na6 {
[%cal Bb8a6,Ba6b4,Bb4c2][%mdl 32]} 9. Qh5+ g6 10. Nxg6 hxg6 {LiveBook: 21 Games
} 11. Qxh8 Qd7 12. Nc3 {aiming for 0-0.} Nab4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12… Qe6+
13. Kf1 Nab4 14. Qh4 {1-0 (41) Parligras,M (2587)-Westerberg,J (2496)
Reykjavik 2015}) 13. O-O {Threatens to win with Qg8.} Nxc2 14. Rb1 (14. Nxd5 $1
$16 {Black must now prevent Nf4.} Qxd5 15. Rb1) 14… O-O-O (14… Nf4 $1 $11 {
keeps the balance.}) 15. Qh4 Nd4 16. Qe4 (16. Nxd5 $142 Qxd5 17. d3) 16… e6
$16 17. d3 f5 18. Qe1 Bd6 {…Bxh2+! is the strong threat.} 19. Bg5 $2 {
[%mdl 8192] [#]} (19. h3 $14) 19… Rh8 $2 (19… Bxh2+ $1 $19 {[%mdl 512]} 20.
Kxh2 Qh7+ 21. Kg1 Rh8) 20. f4 $1 Nb4 21. Rd1 a6 22. h3 Kb8 23. Qf2 Rh5 (23…
Re8 $16 {was worth a try.}) 24. Bf6 $18 Nbc6 25. Rfe1 Qf7 26. Bxd4 cxd4 27. Ne2
e5 (27… Bc5 $142 28. Rc1 Bb6) 28. Rc1 Qd5 29. Qg3 $2 (29. fxe5 $18 Qxe5 30.
Rc4) 29… e4 $2 ({Better is} 29… Rh8 $14) 30. Qxg6 Rh8 31. Ng3 (31. dxe4 $1
$18 fxe4 32. Rcd1) 31… Bxf4 $16 32. dxe4 Qe5 $2 (32… Qxa2 $16 33. Ra1 (33.
Nxf5 Bxc1 34. Qg3+ Ka8 $11) 33… Qb3) 33. exf5 $18 Be3+ {[#]} 34. Kh1 $2 (34.
Kh2 $1 $18) 34… Ne7 $1 $11 {[%cal Re7g6]} 35. Qe6 $2 (35. Rxe3 $1 $11 dxe3
36. Qf7) 35… Qxg3 $19 36. f6 $2 {[#]} (36. Rxe3 Qxe3 37. Qxe3 dxe3 38. g4)
36… Nd5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 37. f7 (37. Qxd5 Rxh3+) 37… Nf4 $4 {[%mdl 8192]} (
37… Bxc1 $19 38. Rxc1 Ne3 39. Qe8+ Ka7) 38. Qd6+ $18 Ka7 39. Qc5+ Ka8 40.
f8=Q+ Rxf8 41. Qxf8+ Ka7 {[%csl Gf4][%cal Rg3g2]} 42. Qc5+ Ka8 {[%csl Gf4]
[%cal Rg3g2]} 43. Qc8+ Ka7 {[%csl Gf4][%cal Rg3g2] [#]} 44. Qg4 $1 {[%cal
Rg4g3]} Qf2 {intending …Nd3.} 45. Rcd1 Nd3 46. Qe2 $2 (46. Re2) 46… Nxe1
47. Rxe1 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQB} ({Don’t do} 47. Qxe1 $6 Qxb2 48. a4 Qb3
$16) (47. Qxf2 $18 {and the rest is easy.} Bxf2 48. g4) 47… Qg3 $16 48. Rf1 (
{White should play} 48. Rd1 $16) 48… Bf4 $11 {( -> …Qh2#). The position is
equal.} 49. Rxf4 Qxf4 {KQ-KQ} 50. Kg1 Qc1+ 51. Kf2 Qf4+ 52. Qf3 Qd2+ 53. Qe2
Qf4+ 54. Qf3 Qd2+ {Precision: White = 38%, Black = 39%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “6”]
[White “Giri, Anish”]
[Black “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C67”]
[WhiteElo “2799”]
[BlackElo “2816”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “135”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 24,135,10,6,14,14,20,14,24,29,28,28,33,37,40,45,95,48,56,26,25,29,29,27,
26,7,62,77,84,84,85,80,88,91,78,61,61,61,89,95,122,95,94,60,66,35,37,35,39,39,
150,67,84,81,69,30,67,74,75,75,75,8,8,8,8,0,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,0,0,0,8,0,8,8,8,10,18,8,20,0,0,0,39,0,55,0,40,0]} 1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5
O-O 9. d4 Bf6 10. Re1 Re8 {C67: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence: 4 0-0 Nxe4} (10…
Nf5 11. d5 Re8 12. Rxe8+ Qxe8 13. Qd3 d6 14. Nd2 Bg5 15. Nf3 Bxc1 16. Rxc1 Bd7
17. Re1 Qd8 18. Qc4 {1-0 (31) Carlsen,M (2843)-Aronian,L (2764) Stavanger 2018}
) 11. Rxe8+ Nxe8 12. d5 d6 13. Nd2 {[%cal Bb1d2,Bd2f3,Bf3d4][%mdl 32] LiveBook:
5 Games} Bg5 {[#]} 14. c4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14. Nc4) 14… Nf6 15. h3 Bf5
16. Nf3 Bxc1 17. Rxc1 Qd7 18. Nd4 h6 19. Qb3 c5 20. dxc6 bxc6 21. Nxf5 Qxf5 22.
Qb7 Qc8 $1 {[%cal Rc8b7]} 23. Qxc8+ Rxc8 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 24.
b4 a5 ({Black should play} 24… Kf8 $11) 25. bxa5 $14 Ra8 26. c5 Rxa5 27. cxd6
Rxa2 28. Rxc6 Rd2 29. Bb5 g5 30. Ra6 Rd5 31. Ba4 Kg7 32. f3 Rd2 33. Bb5 Nd5 34.
Ra8 Nb6 35. Rd8 Rd5 36. Bc6 Rc5 {[#]} (36… Rd1+ $1 $14 37. Kf2 Nc4) 37. Be4 (
37. Rc8 $1 $16 {[%mdl 512]}) 37… Rc1+ 38. Kf2 Rd1 39. g4 Kf6 40. Bf5 h5 41.
d7 hxg4 42. fxg4 (42. Bxg4 $16 {f4! is the strong threat.} Rd6 43. Kg3) 42…
Rd6 43. Ke2 Rd5 44. Kf2 Rd2+ 45. Kg3 Rd6 46. h4 gxh4+ 47. Kxh4 Rd5 48. Kg3 Rd6
49. Kf4 Rd4+ 50. Ke3 Rd6 51. Ke4 Rd2 52. g5+ Kg7 53. Ke3 Rd5 54. Kf4 Rd4+ 55.
Kf3 Rd5 56. Kg4 Rd4+ 57. Kg3 Rd5 58. Kf4 Rd4+ 59. Ke3 Rd5 60. Ke4 {And now Re8
would win.} Rd2 61. Bg4 Rd6 62. Bh3 Rd2 63. Bf5 Rd6 64. Kf4 Rd4+ 65. Kg3 Rd5
66. Kg4 Rd4+ 67. Kf3 Rd5 68. Ke4 {Precision: White = 46%, Black = 67%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “7”]
[White “So, Wesley”]
[Black “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D78”]
[WhiteElo “2856”]
[BlackElo “2818”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “95”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 23,95,14,10,0,0,-6,0,0,-6,-77,9,10,28,21,14,18,18,17,15,25,65,50,44,39,
50,48,77,0,0,-31,0,0,0,-5,-6,-32,0,-206,-198,-217,-218,-215,-198,-197,-197,
-251,-244,-244,-238,-238,-233,-226,-231,-197,-141,-120,-128,-142,-93,-93,0,-66,
-75,-93,-93,-101,147,146,138,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4
Nf6 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 c6 7. b3 dxc4 8. bxc4 c5 9. Bb2 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Qb6 11. Qc1
Bd7 {A49: 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 g6 3 g3: Anti-King’s Indian systems} 12. Nd2 Nc6 {
LiveBook: 9 Games} 13. N2b3 (13. e3 Rac8 14. Bc3 Nxd4 15. exd4 Bf5 16. Qa3 Bd3
17. Rfe1 Bxc4 18. Nxc4 Rxc4 19. Rab1 {1/2-1/2 (36) Mamedyarov,S (2814)
-Radjabov,T (2748) Shamkir 2018}) 13… Rac8 {[#]} 14. Rd1 $146 Rfd8 15. Rb1
Qc7 16. Bc3 (16. c5 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 16… b6 (16… Nxd4 $1 $17 17.
Bxd4 Bf5) 17. Nb5 $11 Qb8 18. Qa3 a5 19. Qb2 a4 $1 {[%cal Ra4b3]} 20. Nd2 Bf5
21. Rbc1 Na5 22. Be5 Ne8 23. Bxg7 Nxg7 24. Qb4 Qe5 25. e3 (25. Nc3 $16) 25…
Bg4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black has good play.} 26. Re1 Nc6 27. Bxc6 $1 Rxc6 28. Nd4
Rcc8 29. Qxb6 Ne6 {[%cal Re6d4]} 30. Nxe6 $2 (30. f4 $11 {and White has
nothing to worry.} Qc5 31. Qxc5 Nxc5 32. Rf1) 30… Rxd2 $19 31. Nd4 Qe4 $1 ({
Weaker is} 31… Rxa2 32. Qb1 $15) 32. Qb1 Qxb1 33. Rxb1 Rxc4 (33… Rxa2 34.
Rec1 $17) 34. Rb8+ (34. Ra1 $142) 34… Kg7 35. Re8 Kf6 ({Don’t take} 35…
Rxa2 36. Rxe7 Bh3 37. g4) 36. Kg2 e5 37. Nf3 Bxf3+ $1 ({Stronger than} 37…
Rxa2 38. Nxe5 Re4 39. Nxg4+ Rxg4 40. e4 $14) 38. Kxf3 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame
KRR-KRR} Rcc2 (38… Rxa2 $19 39. g4 a3) 39. Rf1 $17 Rxa2 40. g4 Rab2 {aiming
for …a3.} 41. Ra8 {[#]} Ra2 (41… e4+ $1 $17 {[%mdl 512]} 42. Kxe4 Rxf2 43.
Rxf2+ Rxf2 44. Rxa4 Rxh2) 42. h4 (42. Re8 $1 $11) 42… a3 $15 43. g5+ {[#]}
Kg7 $1 44. Kg3 Rd5 $2 (44… h6 $17 {stays on course.} 45. Ra7 hxg5 46. hxg5 e4
) 45. Rc1 $16 {Threatening mate with Rcc8.} Rd7 {[#]} 46. Rc3 (46. Rcc8 $1 $16
{[%csl Ga8][%cal Rc8g8]} f5 47. Rc3) 46… h6 $11 47. Raxa3 Rxa3 48. Rxa3 {
Precision: White = 56%, Black = 58%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “7”]
[White “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Black “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B52”]
[WhiteElo “2817”]
[BlackElo “2831”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “141”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,141,-26,-22,-20,-22,-22,-25,-10,-27,-27,-23,-23,-60,-66,-61,-58,-69,
-64,-69,-71,-81,-78,-106,-106,-106,-106,-106,-106,-106,-106,-106,-106,-106,
-106,-159,-99,-99,-99,-152,-106,-181,-91,-99,-99,-173,-171,-243,-181,-181,-178,
-181,-178,-178,-171,-181,-181,-181,-168,-300,-153,-181,-181,-181,0,-181,-181,
-220,-181,-181,-166,-166,-145,-156,-152,-183,-183,-183,-183,-183,-183,-183,
-183,-183,-183,-183,-183,-183,-183,-330,-333,-317,-277,-281,-280,-353,-335,
-289,-122,-387,-377,-342,-342,-377,-366,-400,-337,-360,0,0,0,0,0,-418,-408,
-415,-183,-366,-332,-29975,-29976,-29980,-29981,-29977,0,0,0,-29999]} 1. e4 c5
2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Bxd7+ Qxd7 5. O-O Nf6 6. Qe2 Nc6 7. b3 g6 8. Bb2 Bg7 {
B52: Sizilianisch (Rossolimo-Variante)} 9. c4 {LiveBook: 5 Partien} Nh5 10.
Bxg7 Nxg7 11. Nc3 O-O 12. Qe3 $146 ({Vorgänger:} 12. e5 Nf5 13. Nd5 dxe5 14.
Nxe5 Qe6 15. Rae1 Qxe5 16. Qxe5 Nxe5 17. Rxe5 {1/2-1/2 (26) Kamsky,G (2725)
-Karjakin,S (2706) Nice 2009}) 12… e5 13. d3 f5 {[%cal Bf7f5,Bf5f4][%mdl 32]}
14. Nd5 f4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Schwarz hat Druck.} 15. Qd2 Ne6 16. b4 g5 17. bxc5
dxc5 18. h3 h5 19. Nh2 Qg7 20. f3 Rf7 21. Rfb1 Ned4 22. Rb2 Rd8 23. Rab1 b6 24.
Qd1 Rd6 25. a3 {[#]} (25. Kf2 $142) 25… Kh7 ({Günstiger ist} 25… Qh8 $1 26.
Qc1 Qh6) 26. Ra2 Rg6 27. Rab2 (27. Kf2 $142) 27… Qf8 28. Ra2 (28. Kf1 $17)
28… Qd6 (28… Kg8 $19 29. Rf2 Qc8) 29. Rab2 Rfg7 30. a4 (30. Kf2 $17) 30…
Qd8 $19 31. Ra1 (31. Kf2 {ist eine bessere Verteidigung.}) 31… Rh6 32. Rab1
Na5 33. Qe1 Qd7 34. Qd1 Kh8 35. Rf2 Nac6 36. Rbb2 Qe6 37. Rb1 (37. Rf1 $142)
37… Kh7 (37… g4 $19 38. fxg4 Kh7) 38. Rbb2 Rhg6 39. Rb1 Qd6 $2 ({Lieber}
39… Kg8 $19 40. Qe1 Rd7) 40. Rbb2 $2 (40. Rfb2 $11) 40… Qd8 41. Rb1 Qf8 42.
Rbb2 Qd6 43. Rb1 Qd8 44. Rbb2 Rb7 45. Rb1 a5 46. Rfb2 {[%cal Rb2b6]} Nb4 47.
Rf2 Rbg7 48. Rbb2 Qd6 49. Rb1 Kg8 {[%cal Bh7g8,Bg8f8,Bf8e8,Be8d8,Bd8c8,Bc8b7,
Bb7a7][%mdl 32]} 50. Rbb2 Kf8 51. Rb1 Ke8 52. Rc1 (52. Rf1 $142) 52… Kd8 53.
Rb1 Kc8 54. Rbb2 Kb7 55. Rb1 Ka7 56. Rbb2 Qe6 (56… Qd8 $19 57. Kh1 Rg8) 57.
Rb1 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (57. Nc3 $17) 57… g4 58. fxg4 hxg4 59. Nxg4 Rxg4 60.
hxg4 Rxg4 61. Nc7 Qg6 $2 ({Besser ist} 61… Qd7 $19 {…Th4 ist eine echte
Drohung.} 62. Rd2 Rh4 63. Rxb4 cxb4 64. Nb5+ Kb7 65. Nxd4 Qxd4+ 66. Rf2 Rh7)
62. Nb5+ $11 Nxb5 63. cxb5 Rg3 64. Rbb2 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (64. Rb3 $11 {und
Weiss muss sich keine Sorgen machen.}) 64… Nxd3 $19 65. Rbd2 Qxe4 (65… c4
$142 66. Rf3 Qxe4) 66. Rf3 $2 (66. Qh5) 66… c4 67. Rxg3 $2 (67. Qf1 $19 Rg7
68. Rh3) 67… fxg3 68. Qe2 Qd4+ 69. Kf1 Qf4+ $2 (69… e4 {setzt Matt} 70. Rd1
Qf6+ 71. Kg1 Qh4 72. Qd2 {[#]} c3 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 73. Qxc3 Qh2+ 74. Kf1 Qh1+
75. Ke2 Qxg2+ 76. Ke3 Qf3+ 77. Kd4 Qf6+ 78. Kc4 Nb2+ 79. Qxb2 Qxb2 80. Rd7+ Ka8
81. Kd5 g2 82. Rd8+ Kb7 83. Rd7+ Kc8 84. Re7 g1=Q 85. Re8+ Kd7 86. Re7+ Kxe7
87. Kc6 Qc5+ 88. Kb7 Qh8 89. Ka7 Qc7+ 90. Ka6 Qhc8#) 70. Qf3 $1 $11 Qxd2 {
[%csl Gd3][%cal Rd2e1]} 71. Qf8 $2 {[%mdl 40960] Precision: Weiß = 34%,
Schwarz = 65%. . An unexpected result.} (71. Qf7+ $11 Kb8 72. Qe8+ Kc7 73. Qe7+
Kc8 74. Qe8+ Kc7 75. Qe7+ Kc8 76. Qe8+ Kc7) 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “7”]
[White “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A33”]
[WhiteElo “2816”]
[BlackElo “2837”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “117”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,117,4,19,10,5,32,18,41,49,50,54,63,70,87,79,83,74,47,91,78,83,48,87,
61,66,60,63,46,63,62,68,60,75,81,130,79,114,127,132,66,62,70,110,109,129,132,
139,135,135,135,130,135,134,133,122,131,279,276,274,280,299,299,391,405,427,
398,443,439,462,457,446,402,408,392,473,402,549,549,578,585,556,552,692,666,
703,684,646,594,645,557,550,539,633,627,1039,1031,1425,1419,859,803,792,784]}
1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. e4 Bb4 7. Nxc6 bxc6 8.
Bd3 e5 9. O-O O-O {LiveBook: 101 Games} 10. Qe2 {B44: Sicilian: Taimanov: 5 Nb5
} Bc5 (10… d6 11. Na4 Ba5 12. Rd1 Qe7 13. b3 Rd8 14. Bc2 Nd7 15. Be3 Nb6 16.
Nxb6 Bxb6 17. Rd3 Be6 {1/2-1/2 (27) Nepomniachtchi,I (2751)-Jakovenko,D (2735)
Poikovsky 2018}) 11. Na4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. Be3 Bxe3 12. Qxe3 d6 13. Rac1
c5 14. Rfd1 Qe7 15. Be2 Bb7 16. Rd3 Rfd8 17. Rcd1 {1-0 (46) Trifan,A (2169)
-Popist,F (1894) Willingen 2018}) 11… Bd4 12. Be3 {The position is equal.}
Bxe3 13. Qxe3 d6 14. c5 d5 15. exd5 Nxd5 16. Qxe5 Re8 17. Qd6 Qg5 18. Rfe1 {
[%cal Re1e8] [#]} Be6 {Threatening …Nf4.} 19. Bf1 ({Much weaker is} 19. Qxc6
$6 Rac8 $11) (19. Qg3 {is more complex.} Qd2 20. Bc4 Qd4 21. b3 Nb4 22. Red1)
19… Rac8 20. Re4 Red8 21. Qg3 Qd2 22. Rae1 Nf6 23. R4e2 Qb4 24. b3 Rd7 25.
Qc3 Qf4 26. h3 (26. g3 $142 Qg4 27. Qa5) 26… Rcd8 27. Nb2 Nd5 28. Qe5 ({
Better is} 28. Qa5 $16) 28… Qxe5 $1 $14 29. Rxe5 Kf8 30. Nc4 Nc3 31. Nd6 g6
32. a3 a5 33. R5e3 Nd5 34. Rf3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Strongly threatening Rxe6.
Black is under strong pressure.} Nc7 {[#]} 35. Bc4 $1 {[%cal Rc4e6]} Bxc4 36.
Nxc4 ({Much less strong is} 36. bxc4 Ne8 $14) 36… Nb5 (36… a4 $16 {is a
better defense.}) 37. Nxa5 $18 Nd4 38. Rc3 h5 39. b4 h4 40. Kf1 Nb5 41. Rce3
Na7 42. Re4 g5 43. Re5 Rd5 44. Rxd5 Rxd5 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} 45. a4
Rd4 46. Rb1 Rd5 47. Ke2 {White is clearly winning.} Ke7 48. Rd1 Re5+ 49. Kd3
Kd7 50. Nc4 Re6 51. Kc3+ Kc7 52. Ne3 Re5 53. Kc4 f5 54. Rd2 f4 55. Nc2 g4 56.
f3 gxh3 57. gxh3 Nc8 58. Nd4 Ne7 59. Re2 {Precision: White = 78%, Black = 29%.}
1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “7”]
[White “Aronian, Levon”]
[Black “Giri, Anish”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C42”]
[WhiteElo “2809”]
[BlackElo “2799”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “75”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,75,31,17,35,28,34,0,0,0,-3,1,0,-11,-10,0,0,-3,-3,-3,-3,-5,-4,-7,0,0,
0,0,0,0,12,5,6,0,43,30,91,75,103,70,94,81,126,129,106,62,485,465,896,37,222,
205,424,416,1010,1002,977,970,898,606,29998,29999]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5
d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Bd3 Nf6 6. O-O {C42: Russische Verteidigung (Petrow)} Be7 7.
c3 O-O 8. Bc2 Bg4 9. d4 {LiveBook: 15 Partien} Re8 10. Re1 Nbd7 11. Nbd2 {
[%cal Bb1d2,Bd2f1,Bf1e3,Be3f5][%mdl 32]} d5 12. Nf1 Bd6 13. Rxe8+ Qxe8 {[#]}
14. Ne3 $146 Bh5 15. Bd2 c6 16. Nf5 Bc7 17. Ng3 Bg6 18. Bxg6 hxg6 19. Qb3 Nb6
20. Re1 Qd7 21. Ne5 Bxe5 22. dxe5 Ne8 23. Qd1 Nc7 24. b3 c5 25. h4 {[%cal
Bh2h4,Bh4h5][%mdl 32]} c4 (25… Qe6 $11 {hält das Gleichgewicht.}) 26. h5 $16
d4 27. Qf3 dxc3 28. Bxc3 Qd3 29. Re3 Qb1+ 30. Kh2 $1 {zielt auf e6 ab.} Ncd5 $2
{[%mdl 8192] [#]} ({Günstiger ist} 30… Nbd5 $1 $14) 31. e6 $1 $18 {[%mdl 512]
} fxe6 {[#]} (31… f6 $142 32. Bd4 Nxe3 33. Bxe3 cxb3 34. Qxb7 Kh8) 32. Re4 $2
$40 {[%mdl 128] Weiss hat einigen Angriff.} (32. Qg4 $1 $18 {[%cal Rg4e6]} Nxe3
33. Qxe6+ Kh8 34. Qxe3) 32… Qd3 $2 {[#]} ({Vergiftet wäre} 32… cxb3 $2 33.
hxg6 Rf8 34. Qh5 $18) (32… Rf8 $2 33. Qg4 $18) (32… Nxc3 $14 33. Qxc3 Qd3
34. Rxc4 Qxc3 35. Rxc3 Nd5) 33. Qg4 $1 {[%cal Rg4e6]} Nxc3 $2 (33… Qxc3 34.
Qxe6+ Kf8) 34. Rd4 gxh5 (34… Qc2 35. hxg6 Ne4 36. Qxe6+ Kh8 37. Qh3+ Kg8 38.
Qh7+ Kf8 39. Nf5 Nf6 40. Qxg7+ Ke8 41. Qf7#) (34… Re8 $142 35. Rxd3 cxd3) 35.
Qxe6+ Kh8 36. Rxd3 cxd3 37. Qg6 {Beabsichtigt Sf5 und Matt.} d2 38. Nf5 {
Precision: Weiß = 58%, Schwarz = 25%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “7”]
[White “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Black “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “E06”]
[WhiteElo “2757”]
[BlackElo “2878”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “88”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 23,88,-20,-28,-28,-25,-34,-20,-67,0,0,-8,-31,68,58,86,78,62,35,94,98,92,
57,66,0,2,0,0,0,0,0,7,10,12,8,9,11,2,0,32,0,9,-12,0,-16,-19,-17,-20,-21,0,0,0,
0,0,-360,-372,-364,-317,-490,-516,-463,-385,-1237,-981,-3454,-4556,-2521,-1811]
} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 b5 8. a4
{E05: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3 Be7} b4 9. Qxc4 (9. Nfd2 c6 10. Nxc4 Qxd4 11. Rd1 Qc5
12. b3 Ba6 13. Nbd2 Nbd7 14. Bb2 Rad8 15. Rac1 Nb6 {1/2-1/2 (64) Ding,L (2781)
-Wei,Y (2738) Danzhou 2017}) 9… Ba6 10. Qc2 Nbd7 11. Ne5 Nxe5 12. dxe5 Nd5 {
LiveBook: 4 Games} 13. Rd1 {[#] Threatens to win with e4.} Qc8 14. Be4 h6 {[#]}
15. Bh7+ $146 ({Predecessor:} 15. Bd3 c5 {1/2-1/2 (31) Bu,X (2656)-Zhou,J
(2609) Danzhou 2012}) 15… Kh8 {…b3! is the strong threat.} 16. Bd3 $1 c5
17. Nd2 b3 (17… Rd8 $15) 18. Qxb3 $14 Rb8 {[#]} 19. Bxa6 $1 Qxa6 20. Qd3 Qc6
(20… Qxd3 $14 21. exd3 Kg8) 21. Nc4 Nb4 22. Qf3 (22. Qc3 {with more
complications.} Rfd8 23. Rxd8+ Rxd8 24. Be3 Nd5 25. Qb3) 22… Qa6 23. Qe4 (23.
Nd6 $14) 23… Nc6 $1 $11 24. Be3 Nd4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is more active.}
25. Bxd4 Qxc4 26. Qc6 {Hoping for Bc3.} Qd5 (26… Qxe2 {seems wilder.} 27. Be3
Rfc8 28. Rd2 Rxc6 29. Rxe2 Rb4) 27. Qxd5 $1 exd5 28. Be3 d4 29. Bc1 Rfd8 30. f4
c4 31. Kg2 a5 32. Kf3 f5 33. exf6 Bxf6 34. e4 {[%cal Be2e4,Be4e5][%mdl 32]}
Rb3+ 35. Kg4 $1 d3 36. e5 Be7 37. Bd2 Bb4 38. Bxb4 $4 {[%mdl 8192]} (38. Ra2 $1
$11) 38… axb4 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} 39. e6 Rxb2 {White must now
prevent …Re2.} 40. a5 (40. Rac1 $142 c3 41. e7) 40… Re2 $19 41. f5 c3 {
[%cal Bc4c3,Bc3c2][%mdl 32]} 42. a6 $2 (42. Kf3 Rf8 43. Rxd3 Rxe6 44. g4) 42…
c2 {Black is clearly winning.} 43. Rxd3 Rxd3 44. a7 Rd8 {Precision: White =
54%, Black = 49%.} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “8”]
[White “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Black “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B23”]
[WhiteElo “2878”]
[BlackElo “2831”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “84”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 12,84,0,-6,19,15,28,20,16,23,19,17,38,33,29,31,77,68,62,71,69,92,68,34,
24,0,0,-69,-63,-116,-109,-104,-100,-102,-110,-266,-255,-243,-243,-174,0,0,0,
-258,-268,-250,-279,-457,-404,-530,-474,-819,11,-285,-182,-180,0,0,4,7,7,0,0,0,
0,-11,-18,-18,0,-90,299,285,1111,776,29991]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4.
Qxd4 Nc6 5. Qd2 g6 6. b3 {B23: Closed Sicilian: Lines without g3} Bh6 7. f4 {
LiveBook: 3 Games} f5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 7… e5 8. Nb5 Bxf4 9. Qxd6 Qxd6 10.
Nxd6+ Kf8 11. Bc4 Bxc1 12. Rxc1 {1/2-1/2 (58) Li,C (2724)-Sarana,A (2587)
Qinhuangdao 2018}) 8. Bb2 {The position is equal.} Nf6 9. Bd3 Qa5 10. exf5 Bxf5
11. Nge2 Bxd3 12. Qxd3 Nb4 13. Qd2 Rc8 14. a3 Nc6 15. O-O-O O-O 16. Kb1 Bg7 17.
h3 b5 18. Rhe1 b4 19. axb4 (19. Na4 $11) 19… Nxb4 $15 {White must now
prevent …Ne4!} 20. Nd4 (20. Nc1 $15) 20… Nfd5 $17 21. Na4 e5 22. fxe5 dxe5
23. c3 $2 (23. Nc6 $17 {was the only chance.} Rxc6 24. c3) 23… exd4 $19 24.
cxb4 Nxb4 25. Qe2 Nc2 $2 (25… Qf5+ $19 26. Qe4 Qf7) 26. Qe6+ $11 Kh8 27. Rf1
$2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (27. Re2 $1 $11 Nb4 28. Bxd4 Bxd4 29. Rxd4) 27… Rfe8 $1
$19 {[%cal Re8e6]} 28. Qd7 Rcd8 29. Qb7 $2 (29. Qf7 {is the only way for White.
} Qe5 30. Rd2) 29… Rb8 ({Resist} 29… Ne3 30. Rf7 $19) 30. Qd7 Red8 31. Qe7
(31. Qe6 $142 Ne3 32. Rde1 Nxf1 33. Rxf1) 31… Ne3 $2 {[#]} (31… Rxb3 $19
32. Kxc2 Re3) 32. Rf7 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (32. Rxd4 $1 $11 {[%mdl 512] and White
has nothing to worry.} Nf5 (32… Rxd4 33. Bxd4) 33. Rxd8+ Qxd8 34. Bxg7+ Nxg7
35. Qxd8+ Rxd8 36. Rf7) 32… Nf5 ({And not} 32… Nxd1 33. Rxg7 Qf5+ 34. Ka2
$11) 33. Qxa7 Qd5 $2 {[#]} (33… Qe5 $19 34. Rxg7 Qxg7 35. Qxg7+ Kxg7) 34.
Rxg7 $1 $11 {[%mdl 512]} Nxg7 35. Rxd4 Qg8 $1 $132 {[%mdl 2048] And now …
Rxd4 would win. Black puts up resistance} 36. Rxd8 Rxd8 37. Nc5 {White
threatens Ne6! and mate.} Re8 38. Qd7 {Strongly threatening Bxg7+.} Re1+ 39.
Kc2 {Bc3 is the strong threat.} Qf8 40. Bd4 (40. Bxg7+ $11 {keeps the balance.}
Qxg7 41. Qd8+ Qg8 42. Qf6+ Qg7 43. Qd8+ Qg8 44. Qf6+ Qg7 45. Qd8+) 40… h5 $2
{[%mdl 8192]} (40… Kg8 $17 {stays on course.} 41. b4 Nf5) 41. Ne6 $1 $18 {
[%cal Re6f8]} Qf5+ $2 (41… Rxe6 42. Qxe6 Qc5+ 43. Bxc5 Nxe6) 42. Kd2 {
[%csl Gd4,Ge6][%cal Rd7g7]} Rd1+ {Precision: White = 42%, Black = 46%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “8”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Black “Aronian, Levon”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A05”]
[WhiteElo “2837”]
[BlackElo “2809”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “109”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,109,37,45,35,33,22,23,45,34,32,53,29,31,52,-30,-26,-36,-31,-34,0,0,0,
-51,-33,-104,-100,-108,-99,-173,-173,-179,-171,-170,-170,-165,-159,-159,-159,
-159,-165,-175,-180,-154,-145,-167,-137,-171,-95,-91,-87,-179,-107,-356,-30,
-30,-30,-30,-30,-80,-30,-61,-61,-73,-73,-47,-47,-47,-47,-62,-62,-89,-89,-89,
-89,-95,-61,-61,-61,-61,-61,-61,-61,-61,-61,-61,-61,-61,-61,-61,-8,-8]} 1. Nf3
Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Bf5 4. O-O e6 5. c4 c6 6. cxd5 cxd5 7. Qb3 Qb6 8. Qxb6 axb6
9. d3 Nc6 {[%cal Bb8c6,Bc6d4,Bd4b3][%mdl 32]} 10. Nc3 Bc5 {A11: English
Opening: 1…c6} 11. Nh4 {LiveBook: 4 Games} Bg6 12. Nxg6 (12. Bd2 Ke7 13. Rfc1
Rhc8 14. Nxg6+ hxg6 15. h3 Ne8 16. Kf1 Nd6 17. Be1 Nf5 18. Rab1 {1/2-1/2 (36)
Meier,G (2650)-Bu,X (2730) Riadh 2017}) 12… hxg6 {White is slightly better.}
13. a3 Kd7 14. Bd2 Nd4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 14… Ng4 15. h3 Nge5 16. Nb5 Nd4
17. Nxd4 Bxd4 18. Rab1 {1/2-1/2 (35) Chang,S (2006)-Goncalves,R Santos 2000})
15. Rad1 Nb3 16. Bf4 Bd4 17. Nb5 (17. Na2 $14) 17… Rhc8 $11 18. Nxd4 Nxd4 19.
Rfe1 Nc2 (19… Rc2 $5 {[%cal Rd4e2]} 20. Rd2 Rac8 $11) 20. Rf1 Nd4 21. Rfe1
Rc2 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black has some pressure.} 22. Kf1 (22. e4 $15) 22… Nb3
$1 $17 23. e4 d4 $1 24. Bf3 (24. Re2 $17 Rxe2 25. Kxe2) 24… Rxb2 $19 25. Rb1
Rxb1 $1 26. Rxb1 Rxa3 27. Bd1 Nc5 28. Rxb6 Rxd3 29. Be2 Rb3 30. Rd6+ Ke8 {
Threatens to win with …d3.} 31. Rxd4 Nfxe4 32. Be3 b6 33. Kg2 Rb2 (33… Ke7
$19 34. Bd1 Rb2) 34. Bf3 $17 f5 35. h4 (35. Bxe4 $17 Nxe4 36. Ra4) 35… Ke7 (
35… b5 $1 $19 36. Rd1 b4) 36. Rc4 $2 {[#]} (36. Bxe4 $17 {keeps fighting.}
Nxe4 37. Ra4) 36… Nd2 $2 ({Black should play} 36… Nxf2 $1 $19 {[%mdl 512]}
37. Bg5+ (37. Bxf2 Nd3) 37… Kf7) 37. Bxc5+ $11 bxc5 38. Rxc5 {[%mdl 4096]
Endgame KRB-KRN} Kf6 39. Bc6 Rb4 40. Rc2 Nc4 41. Bf3 g5 {…gxh4 is the strong
threat.} 42. hxg5+ Kxg5 43. Be2 Nb6 44. Rc7 Kf6 45. Rb7 Nd5 46. Rxb4 Nxb4 $17 {
KB-KN} 47. f4 e5 48. fxe5+ Kxe5 49. Kf3 g5 50. Bc4 Nd5 51. Bd3 Nf6 52. Bc2 Ne8
53. Bd3 Nd6 54. Bc2 Kd4 {[#]} (54… Nb5 $15 55. Ba4 Nd6) 55. Bxf5 $1 {[%mdl
512] Precision: White = 53%, Black = 60%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “8”]
[White “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Black “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “E46”]
[WhiteElo “2818”]
[BlackElo “2816”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “107”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,107,8,5,7,10,3,10,8,16,0,24,16,27,0,0,4,0,-23,12,0,6,-29,25,24,98,76,
96,89,114,-7,26,10,0,0,0,6,50,19,93,-13,0,-37,-20,-36,-27,-33,-41,-39,-21,-43,
-33,-47,-6,-4,-13,-69,-12,-16,0,0,0,0,0,0,11,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-218,-147,-12831,
-12835,-6208,-6208,-6179,-6179,-5506,-5487,-5097,-5065,-29978,-29979,-29997]}
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Nge2 d5 6. a3 Be7 7. cxd5 exd5 8.
Nf4 c6 9. Bd3 Na6 {E46: Nimzo-Indian: Rubinstein: 4 e3 0-0 5 Ne2 without early
Bd3} 10. O-O Nc7 11. f3 Re8 {LiveBook: 3 Games. The position is equal.} 12. Bd2
(12. Bc2 c5 13. Kh1 Ne6 14. dxc5 Nxf4 15. exf4 Bxc5 16. b4 Bb6 17. Bb2 {
0-1 (29) Mchedlishvili,M (2603)-Cheparinov,I (2710) Riadh 2017}) 12… Bf8 $146
({Predecessor:} 12… c5 13. Be1 c4 14. Bc2 Bd6 15. Qd2 Bxf4 16. exf4 b5 17. f5
{1-0 (43) Mirkowski,P (2251)-Halme,O (2256) ICCF email 2014}) 13. Qe1 g6 14. g4
c5 {Strongly threatening …cxd4.} 15. Qf2 b6 16. h4 Bd6 17. Nce2 a5 18. g5 $36
{[%mdl 2048] White is pushing.} Nd7 19. Bc3 Ba6 20. Bxa6 Rxa6 21. Rad1 Nf8 ({
Black should play} 21… c4) 22. e4 cxd4 (22… Nfe6 $11 {remains equal.} 23.
Nxd5 Nxd5 24. exd5 Nxg5) 23. Bxd4 $16 (23. Rxd4 $6 Bc5 $11) 23… Nfe6 24. Nxe6
$1 ({But not} 24. Nxd5 Nxd5 25. exd5 Nxd4 $14) 24… Nxe6 {[#]} 25. Bf6 ({
Reject} 25. exd5 $6 Nxd4 26. Nxd4 Qd7 $11) (25. Be3 $1 $16) 25… Qa8 {aiming
for …Bc5.} 26. Kh1 Bc5 27. Qg2 dxe4 28. fxe4 Ra7 29. Nc3 Ng7 {[#]} (29… Qc6
$11) 30. Nd5 (30. Bxg7 $1 $16 Kxg7 31. Nd5) 30… Nh5 $11 {Hoping for …Rxe4!}
31. e5 Rd7 32. Kh2 Qb8 33. Rfe1 Bf8 34. Qg4 Re6 35. Qf3 b5 36. Kg2 b4 37. axb4
axb4 38. Re4 (38. Re2 $11) 38… b3 ({Better is} 38… Rc6 $15 39. Rd2 b3) 39.
Red4 Qa7 40. R1d2 h6 41. Qxb3 hxg5 42. hxg5 Bg7 43. Qf3 Bxf6 44. exf6 Re5 45.
Ne7+ $1 Rdxe7 46. fxe7 Qxe7 47. Rd8+ $2 (47. Rg4 $11 {and White stays safe.})
47… Kh7 48. R8d7 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (48. R8d5 $17 Qxg5+ 49. Kf1 Ng3+ 50. Kf2
Ne4+ 51. Qxe4 Qxd2+ 52. Rxd2 Rxe4 53. Rd7) 48… Qxg5+ $19 49. Kh2 Qh4+ 50. Qh3
Qf4+ 51. Kg2 Rg5+ 52. Kh1 Kg7 {( -> …Ng3+)} 53. Qc3+ Nf6 54. R7d3 {Precision:
White = 38%, Black = 46%.} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “8”]
[White “Giri, Anish”]
[Black “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C67”]
[WhiteElo “2799”]
[BlackElo “2817”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “97”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 26,97,7,0,26,23,37,44,66,50,65,64,56,57,52,53,45,40,40,39,39,33,32,29,
32,37,43,43,45,45,45,30,74,62,77,73,71,70,86,69,58,77,80,80,80,80,80,80,83,66,
85,83,125,118,128,0,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. d4 {
[%cal Bd2d4,Bd4d5][%mdl 32]} Bf6 10. Re1 Re8 {C67: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence:
4 0-0 Nxe4} (10… Nf5 11. d5 Re8 12. Rxe8+ Qxe8 13. Qd3 d6 14. Nd2 Bg5 15. Nf3
Bxc1 16. Rxc1 Bd7 17. Re1 Qd8 18. Qc4 {1-0 (31) Carlsen,M (2843)-Aronian,L
(2764) Stavanger 2018}) 11. Rxe8+ Nxe8 12. d5 d6 13. Nd2 {[%cal Bb1d2,Bd2c4,
Bc4e3][%mdl 32]} Bf5 14. Nc4 {[#] LiveBook: 3 Games} c6 $146 ({Predecessor:}
14… Qd7 15. c3 c6 16. Bf4 cxd5 17. Qxd5 Be6 18. Qd2 {1/2-1/2 (43) Najer,E
(2633)-Akopian,V (2682) Yerevan 2014}) 15. c3 Rc8 16. Bf4 cxd5 17. Ne3 ({
Don’t blunder} 17. Qxd5 $2 Be6 $19) 17… Be6 18. Nxd5 Be5 {And now …Bxd5
would win.} 19. Be3 Nf6 20. Nxf6+ Bxf6 21. a4 ({Avoid the trap} 21. Bxa7 $2 b6
$19) 21… b6 22. Ba6 Rb8 23. Qd3 Qc7 24. Re1 Be5 25. g3 g6 26. Bh6 Bg7 27.
Bxg7 Kxg7 28. h4 Qc5 29. b4 Qc6 30. Bb5 Qc7 31. Qd4+ Kg8 32. h5 gxh5 33. Qf6
$36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is under strong pressure.} Qd8 34. Qh6 {Black must now
prevent Bd3.} Qf8 35. Qxh5 Qg7 36. Qf3 Rc8 37. Re3 d5 {[#]} 38. Ba6 $1 {
[%cal Ra6c8]} Rd8 {[#]} 39. Qf4 $1 h6 40. Qc7 (40. Re5 $16) 40… Qg5 $11 {
The position is equal.} 41. Bf1 d4 $1 {[%cal Rd4e3]} 42. cxd4 Rxd4 43. Qb8+ (
43. Rd3 {is interesting.} Rxd3 44. Bxd3 Bd5 45. Kf1 Qf6 46. Qc8+) 43… Qd8 44.
Qxd8+ Rxd8 45. Rd3 Rxd3 46. Bxd3 a5 47. bxa5 bxa5 48. f4 Kf8 49. Kf2 {
Precision: White = 82%, Black = 62%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “8”]
[White “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Black “So, Wesley”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A46”]
[WhiteElo “2757”]
[BlackElo “2856”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “97”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,97,-11,-6,-16,10,-18,-20,-19,1,-34,-34,-22,0,-10,0,0,0,0,26,12,15,-11,
-4,-12,-12,-15,-16,-28,0,-29,-34,-26,85,68,75,70,84,86,272,272,279,280,273,268,
257,271,262,262,283,291,321,285,293,219,244,246,237,224,235,206,288,277,331,
339,394,381,550,553,582,456,629,531,713,705,694,464,460,458,458,450,529,541,
701,713,691,682,666,637,883,830]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Nbd2 Bf5 4. c4 c6 5.
Qb3 Qb6 6. Nh4 {D11: Slav Defence: 3 Nf3 sidelines and 3…Nf6 4 e3 Bg4} Be4 7.
e3 e6 8. Be2 {The position is equal.} Be7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 8… h6 9. Nxe4
dxe4 10. g3 c5 11. Bd2 Nc6 12. Bc3 cxd4 13. exd4 {1/2-1/2 (64) Carlsen,M (2881)
-Fressinet,L (2717) Dubai 2014}) 9. Nxe4 dxe4 10. g3 c5 11. Bd2 cxd4 12. exd4
Nc6 13. Bc3 O-O-O 14. O-O-O Bb4 15. Ng2 {[%cal Bh4g2,Bg2e3,Be3f5][%mdl 32]}
Bxc3 16. bxc3 e5 17. d5 Nb8 {[%cal Bc6b8,Bb8d7,Bd7c5][%mdl 32]} 18. Ne3 Nbd7
19. Kc2 Nc5 20. Qa3 {aiming for Rb1.} Nfd7 (20… Kb8 $11 {remains equal.}) 21.
Rb1 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has the initiative.} Qa6 $1 {[%cal Ra6a3]} 22. Qxa6
Nxa6 {[#]} 23. Nf5 $1 {[%cal Rf5d6] Hoping for Nd6+.} Nac5 $2 (23… Rdf8 $16)
24. Nd6+ $18 ({Don’t play} 24. Nxg7 $6 Kc7 $16) 24… Kc7 25. Nxf7 Rhf8 26.
Nxd8 Kxd8 27. Rhf1 Rf6 28. f4 exf3 29. Rxf3 Ra6 30. Kb2 Nf6 31. Bd1 e4 32. Rf5
g6 33. Rf1 Ke7 34. Bc2 Ng4 35. Rbe1 Ne5 36. Bxe4 Nxc4+ 37. Kc1 Ne5 {[#]} (37…
Kd8 {was worth a try.} 38. Rf8+ Ke7) 38. Bxg6 $1 {White is clearly winning.}
Rxa2 (38… Rxg6 39. Rxe5+) 39. Bc2 Kd6 {intending …Ra1+.} 40. Kb1 Ra3 41.
Rf6+ Kxd5 42. Rf5 Ncd7 43. Kb2 Ra5 44. Rh5 Kd6 {…Nc4+ is the strong threat.}
45. Rd1+ Kc6 46. Be4+ Kb6 47. Rh6+ Kc7 48. Rxh7 Kb6 49. Rhxd7 {Precision:
White = 66%, Black = 33%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “9”]
[White “So, Wesley”]
[Black “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “D56”]
[WhiteElo “2856”]
[BlackElo “2878”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “170”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 26,170,12,10,13,14,31,26,30,25,25,21,8,0,30,-168,2,0,0,0,0,0,0,-7,0,0,0,
-8,0,-7,-7,0,0,-7,0,0,0,0,0,-19,-22,-54,-54,-80,-58,-55,-18,-108,0,-2,0,-16,0,
-8,-8,-226,-165,-176,-168,-160,-160,-154,-202,-233,-70,-70,-70,-70,-70,-70,-70,
-70,66,-41,-41,-41,-41,-41,-41,-41,-41,-37,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-34,-34,-34,-31,-50,
-49,-64,-64,-64,-64,-63,-48,-51,-20,-70,-70,-70,-70,-70,-70,-70,-70,-67,-63,
-63,-63,-63,-63,-63,-63,-63,-63,-63,-58,-60,-56,-53,-46,-70,-70,-70,-70,-70,
-70,-70,-70,-70,-70,-70,-70,-70,-67,-70,-70,-70,-70,-70,-70,-29989,-29990]} 1.
d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. e3 Ne4 8. Bxe7
Qxe7 9. Rc1 c6 10. Qc2 {D56: Queen’s Gambit Declined: Lasker Defence} (10. g4
Rd8 11. Qc2 Nd7 12. Nxe4 dxe4 13. Qxe4 Qb4+ 14. Ke2 e5 15. Qc2 exd4 16. Nxd4
Ne5 17. h3 c5 {1/2-1/2 (47) So,W (2778)-Nakamura,H (2769) Stavanger 2018})
10… Nd7 11. Be2 Nxc3 12. Qxc3 dxc4 13. Qxc4 e5 14. O-O {LiveBook: 16 Games}
Re8 {[#]} 15. a3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15. Rfe1 Nb6 16. Qc5 exd4 17. Qxe7 Rxe7
18. Nxd4 {1/2-1/2 (40) Khalifman,A (2617)-Malakhov,I (2456) St Petersburg 2016}
) 15… exd4 16. Nxd4 Nf6 17. Rfd1 Ne4 18. Bf3 Ng5 19. Be2 Ne4 20. h3 $2 (20.
f3 $11 {and White has nothing to worry.} Nd6 21. Qc3) 20… c5 $2 (20… Qh4 $1
$19 {[%cal Rh4f2]} 21. Rf1 Nd2) 21. Nf3 $11 b6 22. b4 Bb7 23. bxc5 Rac8 {
White should prevent …Nxf2!} 24. Qd4 Nxc5 25. Qb4 Qf6 26. Nd4 Qg6 {[%csl Gb7]
[%cal Rg6g2]} 27. Bf3 Bxf3 28. Nxf3 Rcd8 29. Qg4 Qxg4 30. hxg4 Rxd1+ 31. Rxd1 {
[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} Re4 32. g5 Ra4 33. Rd8+ Kh7 34. Ne5 hxg5 {
Threatens to win with …f6.} 35. Nxf7 Rxa3 36. Rd6 (36. Nxg5+ $11 {keeps the
balance.} Kg6 37. Nf3) 36… Kg8 (36… Ne4 $17 37. Re6 Kg8) 37. Nxg5 {[%cal
Rd6d8]} Kf8 38. e4 Ke7 39. Rg6 b5 {[%cal Bb6b5,Bb5b4,Bb4b3][%mdl 32] With the
idea …b4.} 40. e5 $2 {[#]} (40. Rxg7+ $11 {and White stays safe.} Kf6 41. Rc7
) 40… b4 $1 $19 41. Rxg7+ Ke8 42. Rg8+ Kd7 {[%mdl 1024] Black has strong
compensation.} 43. Rb8 {[#]} b3 $1 {aiming for …Kc7.} 44. Kh2 Ra6 $2 ({
Better is} 44… Kc7 $19 45. Rb5 Kc6) 45. Nf3 $1 $15 Rh6+ 46. Kg3 a5 $1 {
[%cal Ba7a5,Ba5a4][%mdl 32] …a4 is the strong threat.} 47. Nd4 a4 {White
must now prevent …Ra6.} 48. Rb5 $1 {[%cal Rb5c5]} Nd3 ({Black should play}
48… Rc6 $15 49. f4 a3 50. Nxb3 Nxb3 51. Rxb3 a2 52. Rd3+ Ke6) 49. e6+ (49.
Nxb3 $1 $14 axb3 50. Rd5+ Ke7 51. Rxd3) 49… Rxe6 {[#]} 50. Nxb3 $1 {[%mdl
512]} Rg6+ (50… axb3 51. Rxb3) 51. Kf3 axb3 52. Rxb3 {KRN-KR} Ne1+ 53. Ke4
Nxg2 54. Rg3 Re6+ 55. Kf5 Nh4+ 56. Kg4 Ng6 57. Rd3+ Kc6 58. f4 Re1 59. Kf5 Ne7+
60. Kf6 Nd5+ 61. Kf5 Kd6 62. Ra3 Ne7+ 63. Kg4 Rg1+ 64. Kf3 Ke6 65. Ra6+ Kf7 66.
Ra5 Rb1 67. Kg4 Rb6 68. Rh5 Ng8 {Hoping for …Nf6+.} 69. Ra5 Nf6+ 70. Kf5 Rb7
71. Kg5 Kg7 72. Re5 Rf7 73. Ra5 Ne4+ 74. Kg4 Kg6 75. Ra6+ Nf6+ 76. Kf3 Rb7 77.
Ra3 Rb5 78. Re3 Rb1 79. Re2 Rf1+ 80. Rf2 Ra1 81. Rg2+ Kf7 82. Rb2 Ra3+ 83. Kg2
Nd5 84. f5 Ne3+ 85. Kf2 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (85. Kf3 $15) 85… Nd1+ {Precision:
White = 50%, Black = 65%.} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “9”]
[White “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Black “Giri, Anish”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C42”]
[WhiteElo “2831”]
[BlackElo “2799”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “118”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 11,118,15,22,8,22,0,14,4,25,5,44,47,58,45,58,44,57,47,56,69,87,89,98,88,
90,68,132,122,125,122,134,127,177,156,156,103,106,108,142,89,154,152,166,105,
110,101,123,125,110,126,125,125,142,99,77,97,139,91,97,96,93,90,89,0,0,0,0,0,0,
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. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Bd3 Nf6 6. O-O {C42: Petroff
Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves} Be7 {LiveBook: 91 Games} 7. Re1 (
7. c3 O-O 8. Bc2 Bg4 9. h3 Bh5 10. d4 c6 11. Re1 Na6 12. Nbd2 Qd7 13. Nf1 Rae8
{1/2-1/2 (39) Mamedov,R (2704)-Giri,A (2777) Shamkir 2018}) 7… O-O 8. Bf1 Re8
$146 ({Predecessor:} 8… Bg4 9. d4 Nc6 10. c3 d5 11. Bf4 Ne4 12. c4 Bh4 13.
Be3 Qf6 {1-0 (53) Aketayeva,D (2078)-Khachatorian,Y (2050) Teheran 2001}) 9. d4
Nbd7 10. c4 Nf8 11. Nc3 Ng6 12. h3 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has the initiative.}
c6 13. d5 cxd5 14. Nxd5 Nxd5 15. Qxd5 Bf6 16. Bg5 Be6 17. Bxf6 Qxf6 18. Qxb7
Nf4 (18… Reb8 $1 $14 19. Qe4 Bf5) 19. Rad1 $16 Rab8 20. Qc6 Rec8 21. Qxd6
Rxb2 22. Re4 Ng6 ({Don’t blunder} 22… Nxh3+ $2 23. gxh3 h6 24. Qg3 $18) 23.
Qa3 (23. c5 $142) 23… h6 24. Red4 Rcb8 25. h4 (25. Qxa7 $142 Bxh3 26. Qc7)
25… Nf4 (25… Ne5 $142) 26. Qe3 Ng6 {[#]} 27. h5 (27. c5 $1 $18) 27… Nf8
28. Qa3 Bf5 29. Rd8 Rxd8 30. Rxd8 Qxd8 31. Qxb2 Bg4 32. Qd4 Qxd4 33. Nxd4 {
[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBN-KBN} Nd7 34. Be2 Bxe2 35. Nxe2 {KN-KN} Kf8 36. f3 Ke7 {
[#]} 37. Nc3 (37. Nd4 $1 $16) 37… Ne5 $1 $11 {The position is equal.} 38. c5
Kd7 39. Nb5 a6 40. Nd4 g6 $1 41. hxg6 fxg6 42. Kf1 Nd3 43. c6+ Kc7 44. g3 Nb4
45. a3 Nxc6 46. Nb3 Kd6 47. Ke2 Kd5 48. Nd2 g5 49. f4 gxf4 50. gxf4 h5 51. Ke3
Ne7 52. Ne4 h4 53. Kf3 Nf5 54. Nf2 Kc4 55. Kg4 Nd4 56. Kxh4 Kb3 57. Ne4 Kxa3
58. Nc5 a5 59. Nb7 Kb4 {Precision: White = 82%, Black = 55%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “9”]
[White “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B23”]
[WhiteElo “2817”]
[BlackElo “2837”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “125”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 25,125,16,18,21,20,2,3,6,32,10,49,19,82,79,82,65,68,81,79,56,100,73,94,
89,91,89,95,97,100,96,118,103,97,101,95,96,114,121,127,111,111,105,111,51,176,
173,165,158,149,165,151,135,173,173,186,120,167,125,242,187,282,271,255,213,
206,208,185,192,248,253,178,90,123,110,360,377,816,729,893,894,883,872,1149,
1137,1138,1075,993,943,2025,1981,2022,962,3118,2608,29972,29973,29972,29972,
29972,29957,29967,29968]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. f4 Nc6 6.
Nf3 e6 7. O-O Nge7 {[%cal Bg8e7,Be7c6,Bc6d4][%mdl 32]} 8. d3 Rb8 9. Be3 Nd4 10.
Bf2 Nec6 11. Nxd4 Nxd4 12. Qd2 O-O 13. Nd1 {B25: Sizilianisch (Geschlossenes
System)} b6 {LiveBook: 4 Partien} 14. c3 Nc6 15. d4 {Die Stellung ist
ausgeglichen.} (15. Ne3 Ba6 16. g4 b5 17. a3 Na5 18. Qc2 Bb7 19. b4 Nc6 20.
Rab1 Ba8 {0-1 (47) Roos,D (2389)-Edouard,R (2602) Mulhouse 2011}) 15… cxd4
16. cxd4 Bb7 17. Nc3 $146 ({Vorgänger:} 17. Rc1 Ne7 18. Ne3 Qd7 19. Rfd1 Rbc8
20. b3 d5 {1/2-1/2 (33) Marholev,D (2313)-Moroni,L (2114) Milan 2012}) 17…
Rc8 18. Rac1 Re8 (18… Ba6 $11 {hält das Gleichgewicht.}) 19. d5 $16 exd5 20.
Nxd5 Ne7 21. Rxc8 Bxc8 22. Nc3 Be6 23. Rd1 Bg4 24. Rc1 {[%cal Bd1c1,Bc1c2,
Bc2d2][%mdl 32]} Qd7 25. Bd4 Bxd4+ 26. Qxd4 Rc8 27. Rc2 Nc6 28. Qf6 Be6 29. Rd2
Qd8 30. e5 Qxf6 31. exf6 Na5 32. Bd5 Bxd5 33. Nxd5 {[%mdl 4096] Endspiel
KTS-KTS} Kf8 34. b3 (34. Kf2 $16) 34… Nb7 (34… Ke8 $14) 35. Re2 $1 $18 Re8
36. Rc2 Nc5 37. b4 Ne6 38. Rc3 Rd8 39. Ra3 Rd7 {[#]} 40. Kf2 ({Günstiger ist}
40. g4 $1 $18) 40… Ke8 41. Ke3 Kd8 (41… h5 $16) 42. Ke4 Kc8 {[#]} (42… h5
{war nötig.} 43. Nc3 Kc8) 43. g4 $1 Kb7 44. Rh3 Nf8 45. f5 Rd8 46. Rc3 gxf5+ (
46… Nd7 $142 47. Rh3 Re8+ 48. Kf4 gxf5) 47. Kxf5 {Und weiter mit Tc7+ wäre
nett.} ({Schwächer ist} 47. gxf5 Nd7 $11) 47… Ne6 48. Rh3 (48. Re3 $18) 48…
Rg8 {…Tg5+ ist eine echte Drohung.} 49. Rh5 Rg6 $2 (49… Nd4+ $16 {war
einen Versuch wert.} 50. Kf4 Ne6+ 51. Kf3 Rc8) 50. g5 Kc6 $2 (50… Rg8 51. Nf4
Nf8) 51. Ne7+ Kd7 52. h4 Nf8 53. Kg4 Ke6 54. Nxg6 fxg6 {KT-KS} 55. Rh6 d5 56.
h5 d4 57. hxg6 hxg6 58. Kf3 (58. Rh8 $142 Kf7 59. Rh3) 58… Kf7 59. Ke4 a5 60.
bxa5 {Weiß setzt Matt.} bxa5 61. Rh3 Ne6 62. Rg3 a4 63. Ke5 {Precision: Weiß =
73%, Schwarz = 30%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “9”]
[White “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Black “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C55”]
[WhiteElo “2816”]
[BlackElo “2757”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “143”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 13,143,-6,-11,-13,-18,-19,-22,-46,-19,-20,-17,-34,-37,-35,37,30,39,14,2,
0,3,0,2,0,14,-9,0,-33,-27,-198,-22,-29,-27,-23,0,-19,-15,-21,0,0,13,-14,-8,-25,
7,0,0,-9,-8,-21,0,0,0,-15,3,0,0,0,11,11,23,18,243,125,116,123,170,165,232,221,
221,221,234,210,218,209,218,215,209,200,247,249,309,275,405,411,482,477,599,
595,575,567,520,472,582,460,541,534,533,536,763,820,781,781,752,714,703,695,
1387,453,822,778,770,428,514,77,91,70,1500,180,180,180,770,759,2650,2063,29970,
29974,29966,29967,29967,29968]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 h6 5. O-O
d6 6. c3 g5 {[%cal Bg7g5,Bg5g4][%mdl 32] C55: Two Knights: 4 d3, 4 d4 exd4 5
e5 and Max Lange Attack} (6… g6 7. Re1 Bg7 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. Bb3 Re8 10. Nf1 Be6
11. h3 d5 12. Ng3 Qd7 13. Ba4 Nh7 14. d4 exd4 15. Nxd4 Rad8 16. Be3 dxe4 17.
Nxc6 bxc6 18. Nxe4 {1/2-1/2 (33) Anand,V (2782)-Ponkratov,P (2613) Riadh 2017})
7. d4 g4 {LiveBook: 6 Games} 8. Nfd2 {[%cal Bf3d2,Bd2f1,Bf1g3][%mdl 32]} exd4
$146 {The position is equal.} ({Predecessor:} 8… Bg7 9. f4 exd4 10. cxd4 Nxe4
11. Nxe4 d5 12. f5 dxe4 13. d5 Ne5 14. Nc3 {1-0 (34) Bologan,V (2610)-Sutovsky,
E (2647) Poikovsky 2018}) 9. cxd4 Nxd4 10. Re1 Bg7 11. Nf1 Nc6 12. Nc3 Ne5 13.
Bb3 O-O (13… h5 $15) 14. Ng3 $14 {[%mdl 1024] White has compensation.} Re8
15. Bf4 Nh7 16. Qd2 Ng5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black has good play.} 17. Kh1 Be6 18.
Nd5 Ng6 19. Be3 c6 20. Nc3 (20. Bxg5 $5 hxg5 21. Ne3 $15) 20… Ne5 21. Rad1 $2
{[#]} (21. Qe2 $11 {and White has nothing to worry.}) 21… Qe7 $2 (21… Ngf3
$1 $19 {[%cal Rf3d2][%mdl 512]} 22. gxf3 Nxf3) 22. Qxd6 $11 Qxd6 23. Rxd6 Rad8
24. Red1 Rxd6 25. Rxd6 b6 26. Nh5 c5 27. Nxg7 Kxg7 28. Kg1 Kf8 29. Bf4 Bxb3 30.
axb3 Ng6 31. Be3 Nxe4 32. Bxh6+ Kg8 33. Rd1 Nd6 34. Nd5 {Threatens to win with
Nf6+.} Re6 35. Kf1 Nf5 36. Bd2 Nge7 37. Bc3 Kf8 $2 {[#]} (37… Nxd5 $11 {
and Black is okay.} 38. Rxd5 Ne7 39. Rg5+ Rg6) 38. Nf6 (38. Nxb6 $1 $18 {
[%cal Rd1d8][%mdl 512]} Ke8 (38… axb6 39. Rd8#) 39. Nd7) 38… Nd4 $16 39.
Nxg4 Nec6 {[#]} 40. b4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Nb5 (40… Nb3 $142) (40… cxb4 41.
Bxd4) 41. bxc5 $18 Nxc3 42. bxc3 bxc5 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} 43. Ne3 a5
44. Ra1 Re7 45. Ke2 Ra7 46. Ra4 Ke7 47. h4 {[%cal Bh2h4,Bh4h5][%mdl 32]} Kd6
48. h5 Ne5 (48… Ne7 {was necessary.} 49. h6 Ra8 50. Rxa5 Rxa5) 49. f4 Nd7 50.
Nc4+ Ke6 51. g4 Nf6 52. Kf3 Rd7 53. Ne5 Rd1 54. Ke2 Rg1 55. Kf2 Rc1 56. Rxa5
Rxc3 {and the idea …Ne4+ leaves Black hopeful.} 57. Ra6+ Ke7 58. h6 Ne4+ 59.
Ke2 Rh3 60. g5 f6 61. Nf3 (61. g6 $142) 61… c4 (61… fxg5 $142 62. Nxg5 Nxg5
) 62. Ke3 Nd6 63. Kf2 Ne4+ {[#]} 64. Ke2 $2 (64. Kg2 $1 $18 {[%cal Rg2h3] and
the rest is easy.} Rh5 {[#]} 65. h7 $1 {[%mdl 512]} fxg5 66. Ra8) 64… c3 $16
65. Rc6 {Rc4 is the strong threat.} Kf7 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (65… fxg5 $14 66.
Nxg5 (66. fxg5 c2 $14) 66… Rh2+ 67. Kd3 Kd7) 66. Rc4 $2 (66. gxf6 {White
wants to mate with Ne5+.} Ke8 67. Ne5 Rh2+ 68. Kd1 Rh1+ 69. Kc2 Rh2+ 70. Kb3
Nxf6 71. Rxf6) 66… c2 $18 67. Rxc2 {Hoping for Rc4.} Ng3+ $2 (67… fxg5 68.
fxg5 Kg6 69. Rc6+ Kf5) 68. Kf2 Nh5 69. Rc4 Kg6 {[#]} 70. f5+ $1 {White mates.}
Kxf5 71. Nh4+ Kxg5 72. h7 {Precision: White = 53%, Black = 32%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.15”]
[Round “9”]
[White “Aronian, Levon”]
[Black “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B43”]
[WhiteElo “2809”]
[BlackElo “2818”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “41”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,41,89,86,108,103,90,83,111,96,92,40,38,0,54,0,270,174,243,180,331,
333,625,628,617,613,599,574]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 e6 3. Nf3 a6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4
Qc7 6. g3 Nf6 7. Bg2 Bb4 {B43: Sizilianisch (Paulsen-Variante)} 8. O-O Bxc3 9.
bxc3 {LiveBook: 4 Partien} d6 {[#]Weiß steht besser.} 10. Ba3 $1 O-O 11. e5 $1
dxe5 12. Bxf8 Kxf8 13. Nb3 (13. Nf3 $16) 13… Bd7 $14 {[#]} 14. Na5 $146 {
Droht Tb1 und aus.} ({Vorgänger:} 14. c4 Bc6 15. c5 Bxg2 16. Kxg2 {1/2-1/2 (38)
Yankovsky,R (2568)-Aldama Degurnay,D (2570) Agoura Hills 2012}) 14… Ra7 (
14… Nc6 $11 15. Nb3 Ne7) 15. Nxb7 ({Lieber} 15. c4 $14) 15… Ke7 $2 {
[%mdl 8192]} (15… Bb5 $1 $11 {und Schwarz ist OK.}) 16. Rb1 {Und Dc1 würde
nun gewinnen.} Bb5 (16… e4 $142) 17. Re1 ({Jedoch nicht} 17. c4 $6 Bxc4 18.
Qd2 Bxf1 $16) 17… Nbd7 $2 (17… e4 {war angesagt.}) 18. Qc1 $18 {Droht
stark Da3+.} Nd5 $2 (18… Nc5 19. Qa3 Rxb7) 19. Qa3+ {Weiß steht klar auf
Gewinn.} Kf6 20. Bxd5 exd5 {[#]} 21. Rxb5 $1 {[%mdl 512] Precision: Weiß = 48%,
Schwarz = 31%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “10”]
[White “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Black “Giri, Anish”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A05”]
[WhiteElo “2878”]
[BlackElo “2799”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “45”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,45,7,29,21,36,26,100,89,89,82,76,102,112,107,101,101,113,58,58,67,62,
69,139,121,133,110,123,93,96,95,93,89,88,91,408,414,401,413]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. b3
g6 3. Bb2 Bg7 4. e3 O-O 5. d4 c5 6. dxc5 {A48: 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 g6: Torre,
London and Colle Systems} (6. d5 b5 7. Be2 Qa5+ 8. c3 Bb7 9. a4 Nxd5 10. axb5
Qb6 11. O-O a6 12. bxa6 Nxa6 13. Qc2 Nab4 {1/2-1/2 (84) Nakamura,H (2785)
-Grischuk,A (2761) Paris 2017}) 6… Qa5+ 7. c3 {[%cal Bc2c3,Bc3c4][%mdl 32]}
Re8 $146 (7… Qxc5 $11 {remains equal.} 8. Ba3 Qd5) ({Predecessor:} 7… Qc7
8. b4 a5 9. Na3 Nc6 10. Qb3 axb4 11. cxb4 Nxb4 12. Qxb4 Nd5 13. Qd2 Bxb2 14.
Qxb2 {1/2-1/2 (50) Pourramezanali,A (2538)-Daghli,A (2332) Bandar e Anzali 2018
}) 8. b4 $16 {White is better.} Qc7 9. c4 a5 10. a3 {[%cal Ba2a3,Ba3b4][%mdl
32]} axb4 11. axb4 Rxa1 12. Bxa1 Na6 {[#]} 13. Be5 ({White should play} 13. Bc3
$1 $16) 13… d6 $14 14. cxd6 exd6 15. Bc3 ({Don’t play} 15. Qxd6 Qxd6 16. Bxd6
Ne4 $11) 15… Nh5 (15… Ne4 $14 16. Bxg7 Kxg7) 16. Bxg7 $16 Nxg7 17. b5 $36 {
[%mdl 2048] White has strong initiative.} Qa5+ 18. Nbd2 Nc5 {[%cal Ba6c5,Bc5e4,
Be4c3][%mdl 32]} 19. Be2 Ne4 20. O-O {And now Nxe4 would win.} Nc3 {[#]} 21.
Qe1 $1 Ne6 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (21… Qa3 $16 {is tougher.}) 22. Ne4 $1 $18 {
[%mdl 512]} Nxe2+ (22… Nxe4 23. Qxa5) 23. Qxe2 {Precision: White = 82%,
Black = 35%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “10”]
[White “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B23”]
[WhiteElo “2831”]
[BlackElo “2837”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “122”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,122,-12,-37,0,0,0,12,16,25,22,0,1,16,81,41,46,52,59,38,70,58,63,20,
15,25,7,10,9,0,27,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-11,0,-14,-13,-14,0,0,0,0,0,-44,-28,-66,
-66,-71,-59,-59,-59,-59,-59,-68,-65,-68,-62,-64,-61,-56,-28,-32,0,0,11,12,35,0,
0,0,0,-1,-4,-88,-64,-29968,-29969,-29969,-29970,-29969,-29970,-29973,-29974,
-29973,-29974,-29974,-29974,-29974,-29975,-29980,-29981,-29982,-29983,-29983,
-29983,-29983,-29984,-29984,-29978,-29997,-29985]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. f4 g6
4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bc4 e6 6. O-O Ne7 7. d3 Nbc6 8. a3 O-O 9. Ba2 {LiveBook: 7 Games}
Rb8 {B23: Closed Sicilian: Lines without g3} (9… Nd4 10. Kh1 Bd7 11. Bd2 Nec6
12. Ng5 h6 13. Nh3 b5 14. Rc1 a5 15. Nb1 b4 16. c3 b3 17. Bxb3 Nxb3 18. Qxb3 {
0-1 (60) Short,N (2655)-Karjakin,S (2727) Kiev 2008}) 10. Qe1 Nd4 11. Nxd4 cxd4
$146 {The position is equal.} ({Predecessor:} 11… Bxd4+ 12. Be3 Bg7 13. Rb1
b5 14. Ne2 f5 15. Ng3 Qc7 16. Bd2 d5 17. Bc3 {1-0 (31) Kleehammer,O (1911)
-Seickel,R (2047) Wiesbaden 2017}) 12. Ne2 Bd7 13. Bd2 Rc8 14. Bb3 Qb6 (14…
Nc6 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 15. Kh1 Rfe8 16. a4 {[%cal Ba3a4,Ba4a5][%mdl 32]}
d5 17. a5 Qc5 18. Bb4 Qc7 $1 19. Bxe7 Rxe7 20. e5 f6 21. exf6 Bxf6 22. Ng1 Kg7
23. Qd2 e5 24. fxe5 Rxe5 ({Of course not} 24… Qxe5 $6 25. Qb4 $16) 25. Qf4
Rf5 26. Qxc7 Rxc7 27. Rxf5 Bxf5 28. Nf3 Rc5 29. h3 h5 30. Ra4 Bd7 31. Rb4 Bc6
32. a6 bxa6 {Strongly threatening …a5.} 33. Nxd4 a5 34. Rb7+ Bxb7 35. Ne6+ {
[#]} Kh6 $1 36. Nxc5 $15 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBB-KBN} Ba8 37. c3 d4 $1 {
[%cal Rd4c3]} 38. c4 Kg5 $1 39. Ne6+ Kf5 40. Nc7 Bc6 41. Kg1 a4 42. Bd1 Bg5 43.
Nb5 $1 {[%cal Rb5d4]} Ke5 {…a6 is the strong threat.} 44. Nxa7 Bd7 $1 45. Nb5
Bf5 46. Bxa4 Be3+ 47. Kh2 Bxd3 48. Na3 (48. c5 $1 $11) 48… Bc1 $17 49. Bc2 $2
{[%mdl 8192] [#]} (49. c5 $15) 49… Bxc2 {Black mates.} 50. Nxc2 {KB-KN} d3
51. Ne1 d2 52. Nf3+ Kf4 53. Nxd2 Bxd2 {KB-KP} 54. c5 Be3 55. c6 Bb6 56. b4 h4
57. b5 g5 58. Kh1 Kg3 59. c7 Bxc7 60. b6 Bb8 61. b7 Ba7 {Precision: White =
54%, Black = 59%.} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “10”]
[White “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Black “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C77”]
[WhiteElo “2817”]
[BlackElo “2818”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “103”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 25,103,0,0,-12,-15,-16,-18,-18,0,-14,-5,-54,22,0,0,0,34,28,28,33,31,31,
37,50,45,14,74,56,124,131,212,212,193,198,212,208,211,198,189,199,416,414,400,
400,373,335,502,538,361,466,450,510,419,437,424,427,564,607,572,568,588,576,
622,608,706,524,564,560,529,497,495,407,547,545,479,430,12837,12837,12845,
12846]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 g6 7. O-O Bg7
8. Nbd2 O-O 9. Re1 Nd7 10. Nf1 Nc5 11. Bxc6 {C77: Ruy Lopez: 3…a6 4 Ba4 Nf6,
unusual lines} bxc6 12. d4 exd4 13. cxd4 Ne6 {LiveBook: 7 Games} (13… Nd7 14.
Bg5 Qe8 15. Rc1 Bb7 16. Ng3 Qe6 17. d5 cxd5 18. Rxc7 Nc5 {1-0 (31) Naiditsch,A
(2702)-Hansen,S (2580) Germany 2018}) 14. Ng3 {[#]} c5 $146 {[%cal Rc5d4]} ({
Predecessor:} 14… Rb8 15. Rb1 c5 16. Be3 cxd4 17. Nxd4 Bb7 18. b3 Nc5 {
1/2-1/2 (49) Narayanan,S (2310)-Halkias,S (2579) Dubai 2011}) 15. dxc5 Nxc5 16.
Bg5 Qe8 17. Qd2 Bg4 18. Bh6 Bxf3 (18… Bxh6 $15 19. Qxh6 Bxf3 20. gxf3 Qe5)
19. Bxg7 $11 Kxg7 20. gxf3 {[%cal Bg2f3,Bf3f4,Bf4f5][%mdl 32]} Qe6 21. f4 $36 {
[%mdl 2048] Black is under pressure.} a5 22. f5 Qf6 23. Rac1 Rfe8 24. f4 {
[%cal Bf2f4,Bf4f5][%mdl 32]} Rad8 25. Kh1 Kh8 (25… Kf8 $11 {keeps the
balance.}) 26. b3 $16 h5 (26… Kg8 $14) 27. fxg6 $1 (27. Qxa5 Nd3 $15) 27…
fxg6 (27… Qxg6 $16 {keeps fighting.} 28. f5 (28. Qxa5 h4 $11) 28… Qh7) 28.
f5 $1 $18 Kh7 29. Rg1 $1 (29. Qxa5 $6 h4 $16) 29… Rg8 30. Rcf1 $1 {Hoping
for fxg6+.} ({But not} 30. Qxa5 $6 h4) 30… Rdf8 31. e5 ({Much less strong is
} 31. Qxa5 $6 Qe7 $14) 31… dxe5 32. Qd5 Qe7 $2 (32… h4 {was called for.})
33. fxg6+ Rxg6 34. Rxf8 Qxf8 35. Rf1 $1 {[%cal Rf1f8]} Qd6 (35… Qe8 {was
worth a try.} 36. Qxc5 Qc6+ 37. Qxc6 Rxc6 38. Nxh5 Kg6) 36. Qf7+ Rg7 {[#]} 37.
Qxg7+ $1 ({Less strong is} 37. Qxh5+ Kg8 $14) 37… Kxg7 38. Nf5+ Kg6 39. Nxd6
cxd6 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KR-KN} 40. Rd1 Ne4 41. Kg2 Kf5 42. Rd5 Ke6 43. Rxa5
d5 44. b4 {[%cal Bb3b4,Bb4b5,Bb5b6,Bb6b7][%mdl 32]} d4 45. Kf3 Nc3 {intending .
..e4+.} 46. b5 e4+ 47. Kf4 e3 {[#] Threatens to win with …e2.} 48. Kf3 $1 e2
49. Kf2 {White is clearly winning.} d3 {( -> …d2)} 50. Ke1 Kd5 (50… Nd5
$142 51. Ra8 Nb4) 51. b6+ Kd4 52. b7 {Precision: White = 80%, Black = 47%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “10”]
[White “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Black “So, Wesley”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A01”]
[WhiteElo “2816”]
[BlackElo “2856”]
[Annotator “RC”]
[PlyCount “129”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]
[TimeControl “300+3”]

1. b3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 2. Bb2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Nc6 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} 3. e3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 4. c4 {[%emt 0:00:
03]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 5. cxd5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Nxd5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 6. Nc3
{[%emt 0:00:03]} Nxc3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 7. Bxc3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Bd6 {[%emt 0:
00:04]} 8. Bb5 {[%emt 0:00:11]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:04]} 9. Ne2 {[%emt 0:00:04]}
Ne7 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 10. Ng3 {[%emt 0:00:12]} c6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 11. Bc4 {
[%emt 0:00:07]} Nd5 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 12. Bb2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Qe7 {[%emt 0:00:
06]} 13. O-O {[%emt 0:00:04]} Nb6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 14. Be2 {[%emt 0:00:14]} f5
{[%emt 0:00:03]} 15. Qc2 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Be6 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 16. Rfe1 {
[%emt 0:00:25]} Rad8 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 17. e4 {[%emt 0:00:08]} f4 {[%emt 0:00:
22]} 18. Nf5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Qd7 {[%emt 0:00:32]} 19. Nxd6 {[%emt 0:01:01]}
Qxd6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 20. Qc3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Nd7 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 21. d4 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} exd4 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 22. Qxd4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Qxd4 {[%emt 0:
00:03]} 23. Bxd4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 24. Bc3 {[%emt 0:00:03]}
Nb8 {[%emt 0:00:16]} 25. Red1 {[%emt 0:00:25]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 26. f3 {
[%emt 0:00:04]} Kf7 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 27. Kf2 {[%emt 0:00:07]} g5 {[%emt 0:00:
03]} 28. h4 {[%emt 0:00:13]} Rxd1 {[%emt 0:00:34]} 29. Rxd1 {[%emt 0:00:03]} h6
{[%emt 0:00:03]} 30. g3 {[%emt 0:00:24]} fxg3+ {[%emt 0:00:11]} 31. Kxg3 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} Rd8 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 32. Rxd8 {[%emt 0:00:08]} Nxd8 {[%emt 0:
00:03]} 33. f4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} gxf4+ {[%emt 0:00:05]} 34. Kxf4 {[%emt 0:00:03]
} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 35. Bh5+ {[%emt 0:00:22]} Kf8 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 36. Be2 {
[%emt 0:00:09]} Kf7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 37. h5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} a6 {[%emt 0:00:22]
} 38. Bd2 {[%emt 0:00:26]} b5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 39. Be3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} c4 {
[%emt 0:00:15]} 40. bxc4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} bxc4 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 41. Bd2 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} a5 {[%emt 0:00:31]} 42. a3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Nd4 {[%emt 0:00:21]
} 43. Bd1 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Nb3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 44. Bc3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} a4 {
[%emt 0:00:10]} 45. Ke5 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Nc5 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 46. Bd2 {[%emt 0:
00:08]} Nb3 {[%emt 0:00:15]} 47. Bxh6 {[%emt 0:00:06]} c3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 48.
Be3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Na5 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 49. Kd4 {[%emt 0:00:12]} Bb3 {
[%emt 0:00:09]} 50. Be2 {[%emt 0:00:27]} c2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 51. Kc3 {[%emt 0:
00:03]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 52. Bd3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Ne5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 53.
Bxc2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Bxc2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 54. Kxc2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Nc4 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} 55. Bc1 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Kf6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 56. Kd3 {[%emt 0:
00:05]} Nd6 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 57. Kd4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Nb5+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} 58.
Kc4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Nd6+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} 59. Kd5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Nb5 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} 60. Kc5 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Nc7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 61. Kc6 {[%emt 0:
00:03]} Ne6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 62. h6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Nd4+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} 63.
Kd5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Nb3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 64. e5+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} Kg6 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} 65. e6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “10”]
[White “Aronian, Levon”]
[Black “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C55”]
[WhiteElo “2809”]
[BlackElo “2757”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “66”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 10,66,34,27,37,-3,-10,-5,-9,-10,-8,-12,0,0,-8,-18,-18,-20,-11,-26,-24,
-6,0,-1,17,14,44,-6,65,7,0,-41,-47,-50,-49,-65,58,51,61,67,49,69,58,71,120,100,
137,94,100,94,94,101,88,91,90,0,0,0,94]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3
h6 5. O-O d6 6. Nc3 {LiveBook: 9 Games. C55: Two Knights: 4 d3, 4 d4 exd4 5 e5
and Max Lange Attack} (6. Re1 g6 7. d4 Bg4 8. Bb5 Nd7 9. Bxc6 bxc6 10. Nbd2 Bg7
11. h3 Be6 12. Nf1 exd4 13. Nxd4 c5 14. Nf5 {1-0 (42) Karjakin,S (2760)-Short,
N (2678) Riadh 2017}) 6… Na5 7. Bb5+ $146 ({Predecessor:} 7. Bb3 Nxb3 8. axb3
Be7 9. Be3 c5 10. Re1 O-O 11. h3 b6 12. Qd2 Nh7 13. Kh2 f5 {0-1 (52) Gaedeken,
A (1188)-Gawollek,H (1410) Verden 2016}) 7… c6 8. Ba4 b5 9. Bb3 Be7 10. Ne2
O-O 11. Ng3 Re8 12. Bd2 Bf8 13. Re1 Qc7 14. Bxa5 Qxa5 15. a4 Qb6 16. Nh4 d5 17.
axb5 dxe4 18. bxc6 exd3 (18… Bg4 $11 19. Qd2 exd3) 19. Qxd3 (19. Nh5 $14 Ng4
20. Qf3 Qxf2+ 21. Qxf2 Nxf2 22. Kxf2) 19… Bc5 $11 20. Rf1 e4 $1 {[%cal Re4d3]
} 21. Qc3 {[#] aiming for Ngf5.} e3 22. Nhf5 ({But not} 22. Qc4 $2 Be6 $19)
22… exf2+ ({Better is} 22… e2 $15 23. Nxh6+ gxh6 24. Nxe2 Ng4) 23. Kh1 $14
{And now Nxg7! would win.} Be6 {[#]} 24. Nxh6+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kf8 (24… gxh6
25. Qxf6) 25. Nhf5 Bxb3 26. cxb3 {Threatens to win with Ra4.} Rac8 27. Nxg7 $1
Bd4 28. Qd2 Be3 29. Qd6+ Kxg7 30. Nf5+ Kg6 31. Nh4+ {[%mdl 1024] White has
strong compensation.} Kg7 {Hoping for …Qc5.} 32. Nf5+ Kg6 33. Nh4+ Kg7 {
Precision: White = 67%, Black = 55%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “11”]
[White “So, Wesley”]
[Black “Aronian, Levon”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A05”]
[WhiteElo “2856”]
[BlackElo “2809”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “75”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,75,30,30,19,22,40,20,41,27,27,27,29,29,29,33,31,30,70,70,70,70,116,
70,70,70,70,70,78,65,66,76,98,98,103,57,62,37,98,77,80,0,114,58,67,62,97,65,40,
0,45,7,9,0,17,5,3,0,14,0,15,0]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5.
e4 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Qxd1+ 7. Kxd1 f6 8. Be3 e5 9. Nd2 {[%cal Bf3d2,Bd2b3,Bb3c5,
Bc5d3][%mdl 32]} Nd7 {A16: English Opening: 1…Nf6 with …d5} (9… Be6 10.
Bc4 Kf7 11. Kc2 Be7 12. Rad1 Rd8 13. Bxe6+ Kxe6 14. Nc4 Rxd1 15. Rxd1 Nc6 16.
a4 a5 17. f4 h5 18. Rf1 exf4 19. Bxf4 {1/2-1/2 (33) Topalov,V (2816)-Giri,A
(2793) Saint Louis 2015}) 10. Nb3 h5 11. f3 Nb6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11… Bh6
12. Bf2 b6 13. a4 a5 14. Kc2 Ke7 15. Bc4 Nf8 16. Nd2 Ne6 17. Nf1 {0-1 (91)
Istratescu,A (2606)-Goloshchapov,A (2543) Dubai 2002}) 12. Kc2 Bd7 13. Nc5 Bc6
14. b3 Bh6 15. Bxh6 Rxh6 16. a4 Ke7 17. Bb5 Nd7 $1 {[%cal Rd7c5]} 18. Nd3 $1
$36 {[%mdl 2048] White is more active.} Nb8 19. Nb4 a5 20. Bxc6 bxc6 21. Nd3
Nd7 22. Rhd1 Rhh8 23. Rd2 Rhd8 24. Rad1 Nb6 25. Nc5 {Black must now prevent
Rxd8.} Rd6 26. h4 Ra7 ({Better is} 26… Nd7 $14 27. Nd3 (27. Nxd7 Kxd7 28. g4
Rb8 $14) 27… c5) 27. Nd3 Ra8 28. Nc5 Ra7 29. g3 (29. g4 $16) 29… Nd7 $14
30. Nd3 Rb7 31. Ra1 c5 32. Nb2 Nb6 33. Rad1 Rb8 {The position is equal.} 34.
Rd3 Rg8 35. Rh1 Rgd8 36. Rhd1 Rg8 37. Rh1 Rgd8 38. Rhd1 {Precision: White =
53%, Black = 50%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “11”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Black “Giri, Anish”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C54”]
[WhiteElo “2837”]
[BlackElo “2799”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “103”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,103,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,68,64,68,63,57,67,71,57,66,58,79,71,91,65,91,36,56,
38,35,30,56,55,50,10,18,15,18,4,37,0,12,-90,-82,-107,62,68,21,19,53,26,38,0,0,
-21,-20,-40,-18,-203,-202,-177,-47,-42,-36,-20,-18,-50,-56,-47,0,0,0,0,0,-6,0,
0,0,-20,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6.
O-O d5 7. exd5 Nxd5 8. Nbd2 Bg4 9. Re1 Nb6 10. Bb5 Bd6 11. h3 Bh5 12. Ne4 {
C55: Two Knights: 4 d3, 4 d4 exd4 5 e5 and Max Lange Attack} f5 13. Ng3 Bxf3
14. Qxf3 Ne7 (14… Qd7 $1 $11) (14… Qd7 15. Bd2 a6 16. Bxc6 Qxc6 17. Qxc6
bxc6 18. c4 Na4 19. Bc1 Rad8 {1/2-1/2 (52) Nepomniachtchi,I (2751)-Karjakin,S
(2773) Saint Louis 2017}) 15. Qxb7 $14 c6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15… Ng6 16.
Qf3 Nh4 17. Qd1 Qf6 18. Qh5 h6 19. a4 a5 {1-0 (29) Vajda,L (2603)-Lekic,D
(2411) Basel 2013}) 16. Bc4+ ({Not} 16. Bxc6 Rb8 $17) 16… Nxc4 17. Qb3 Kh8 {
White must now prevent …Nb6.} 18. Qxc4 Qd7 19. Bd2 Nd5 20. Rad1 Bc7 21. Qh4
Rae8 22. c4 (22. Nf1 $16) 22… Ne7 23. Bc3 Ng6 24. Qh5 c5 25. Qf3 Rd8 26. b4
cxb4 $1 27. Bxb4 Rf7 28. Bc3 Rdf8 29. Bb4 Rd8 30. Bc5 (30. Bd2 $11) 30… Ba5
$17 {Hoping for …Qc7.} 31. Rf1 Bb6 $2 (31… Nh4 $1 $17 {[%cal Rh4f3]} 32.
Qd5 Qxd5 33. cxd5 Rxd5) 32. Bxb6 axb6 33. Rfe1 Qa7 34. d4 exd4 35. Qc6 Rff8 $1
36. Rd2 Qa5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is more active.} 37. Red1 f4 {[%cal Bf5f4,
Bf4f3][%mdl 32]} 38. Ne4 $2 {[#]} (38. Nf1 $11) 38… f3 $1 $19 39. Qb5 {[#]}
Qxb5 ({Black should play} 39… Qa8 $1 $19 {[%cal Ra8e4]} 40. Ng5 fxg2) 40.
cxb5 $15 Nf4 41. gxf3 d3 42. Kh2 Rd5 43. a4 Rd4 44. Ra1 {The position is equal.
} h6 45. a5 bxa5 46. Rxa5 Rb8 47. Kg3 Ne2+ 48. Kg2 Rd5 49. Kh2 Nf4 50. Kg3 Ne2+
51. Kh2 $1 Nf4 52. Kg3 {Precision: White = 47%, Black = 50%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “11”]
[White “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Black “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B23”]
[WhiteElo “2818”]
[BlackElo “2831”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “85”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,85,20,13,21,11,9,30,25,23,20,49,63,54,-23,-29,-36,-15,-29,-29,-27,-18,
-13,-18,-22,-19,-37,-32,-18,-33,-60,-10,-14,0,0,0,0,0,-31,0,-51,0,-1,0,-10,5,0,
2,0,19,20,25,43,29,35,88,83,84,71,35,35,75,75,160,56,130,135,133,122,584,566,
543,381,1213,1168,1407,1154,1564,1488]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Nge2 Nf6 4. h3 (
4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 a6 6. h3 e6 7. g4 Nfd7 8. g5 Nc6 9. h4 Qb6 10. Nb3 Qc7 11.
f4 b5 12. Be3 Nb6 13. Bd3 Be7 14. Qe2 Rb8 15. O-O {1/2-1/2 (31) Vallejo Pons,F
(2709)-Zhao,J (2601) China 2018}) (4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. d3 Nc6 7. O-O Rb8 8.
a3 O-O 9. Rb1 Ne8 10. b4 Nc7 11. Be3 Nd4 12. Qd2 e5 13. bxc5 dxc5 14. Nd5 Nxd5
15. exd5 Bg4 16. Nxd4 cxd4 {1-0 (26) Caruana,F (2799)-Grischuk,A (2782) Saint
Louis 2017}) 4… g6 5. g4 Bg7 6. Bg2 {B23: Closed Sicilian: Lines without g3}
Nc6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 6… O-O 7. d3 Nc6 8. Be3 Rb8 9. Qd2 b5 10. Bh6 Nd4
11. Bxg7 Kxg7 12. Nxd4 cxd4 {1-0 (47) Royset,J (2270)-Jaeger,F (2020) Tromsoe
1997}) 7. d3 Rb8 8. a4 {White has an edge.} a6 9. O-O b5 10. axb5 axb5 11. Be3
(11. f4 $14 Bb7 12. Nxb5) 11… b4 $11 12. Nd5 h5 13. g5 Nxd5 14. exd5 Nd4 15.
Nxd4 cxd4 16. Bd2 b3 17. cxb3 Bf5 18. Re1 O-O 19. Kh2 Re8 20. Ra3 e6 21. dxe6
fxe6 22. b4 d5 23. Qf3 Qd6+ 24. Qg3 ({White should play} 24. Kg1 $11) 24…
Qxg3+ (24… Bf8 $1 $15) 25. Kxg3 Rec8 26. Rb3 Rc2 27. Bf4 Rb5 28. Bd6 h4+ 29.
Kxh4 Rxf2 30. Kg3 Rd2 31. Bf1 Bf8 (31… Rc2 $1 $14) 32. Bxf8 $16 Kxf8 33. Kf4
$1 Ke7 34. Ke5 Rf2 35. Ra1 Rf3 (35… Kd7 $142) 36. h4 (36. Ra7+ $16 Kd8 37.
Kd6 Rb6+ 38. Kc5) 36… Re3+ ({Better is} 36… Kd7 $14) 37. Kxd4 Rg3 {[#]} 38.
Ra5 $1 {[%cal Ra5b5]} Rb6 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (38… Rb7 $16 {is a better
chance.}) 39. Kc5 $1 $18 Rb7 40. b5 {[%cal Bb4b5,Bb5b6][%mdl 32]} Rg1 $2 (40…
Rc7+ 41. Kb6 Rc1) 41. b6 {White is clearly winning.} Rxf1 42. Ra7 Rc1+ 43. Rc3
{Precision: White = 65%, Black = 31%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “11”]
[White “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Black “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C67”]
[WhiteElo “2816”]
[BlackElo “2878”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “202”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,202,36,25,38,40,37,26,65,48,48,39,46,25,41,41,33,29,39,47,38,45,210,
47,59,22,18,19,25,21,22,15,17,14,10,11,12,0,0,0,0,0,0,-14,0,0,8,1,1,0,12,15,13,
0,5,0,8,7,19,9,9,9,75,75,86,78,124,127,130,130,119,130,138,138,221,175,277,255,
271,206,200,147,136,109,141,122,127,120,123,101,157,157,148,136,141,0,126,101,
109,94,91,0,116,119,145,159,226,206,350,141,141,141,141,141,141,141,306,141,
333,333,570,540,576,520,576,572,336,62,58,27,31,31,31,0,0,0,0,0,7,0,0,0,7,7,7,
8,8,8,8,8,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1
Nf5 {C67: Spanische Partie (Berliner Verteidigung)} 8. Nf3 d5 9. d4 O-O 10. c3
Re8 (10… Bd6 11. b3 Re8 12. Rxe8+ Qxe8 13. Na3 a6 14. Nc2 Bd7 15. c4 dxc4 16.
bxc4 {1-0 (56) Karjakin,S (2773)-Nakamura,H (2792) Saint Louis 2017}) 11. g3 {
LiveBook: 3 Partien} Nd6 $146 ({Vorgänger:} 11… Bd6 12. Rxe8+ Qxe8 13. Nbd2
f6 14. Bg2 Qf7 15. Nf1 {1/2-1/2 (53) Kobalia,M (2651)-Kramnik,V (2784) Tromsoe
2013}) 12. Bf4 Ne4 13. Nbd2 Bf5 14. Nxe4 Bxe4 15. Nd2 Bf5 $1 16. Bg2 Be6 17.
Qb3 b6 18. Re2 Bd6 19. Bxd6 ({Nur nicht} 19. Bxd5 $2 Na5 $19) 19… Qxd6 20.
Rae1 Rf8 $2 {[#]} (20… Rad8 $14) 21. Nf3 $2 ({Der einzige Zug:} 21. Rxe6 $1
$18 {[%mdl 512]} fxe6 (21… Qxe6 22. Rxe6) 22. Rxe6 $1 {[%mdl 512]}) 21… h6
$14 22. Ne5 Nxe5 23. Rxe5 Rad8 24. h4 c6 25. Kh2 Bd7 26. Qa4 a5 27. Qb3 b5 28.
a4 Rb8 29. axb5 Rxb5 30. Qa2 Rfb8 31. R5e2 Be6 32. Rd2 c5 33. Qa3 Qc7 34. dxc5
Rb3 35. Qa1 Qxc5 36. Bh3 R3b6 37. Ree2 Bxh3 38. Kxh3 Qc8+ 39. Kg2 Rb5 40. Qa4
Rc5 (40… Qc6 $11) 41. Re7 $16 Qf5 42. Rde2 Rcb5 43. Re8+ Kh7 44. Rxb8 $1 Rxb8
45. Qxa5 {[%mdl 4096] Endspiel KDT-KDT} Qd3 46. Re3 Qd2 (46… Qc4 $16 47. Qa7
Rxb2 48. Qxf7 Rb8) 47. b4 $18 d4 (47… Rc8 $142 48. Qa1 Qc2) 48. Qf5+ $1 Kg8
49. Re7 Rf8 50. cxd4 Qxb4 51. Rd7 Qb6 52. Qd5 Qf6 53. Ra7 Qd8 54. Qe4 Re8 (
54… g6 $142 55. d5 Qd6) 55. Qc6 $16 Qc8 56. Qf3 Rf8 57. Qd5 ({Lieber} 57. h5
$16) 57… Qe6 (57… Qd8 $1 $11 58. Qc5 Qf6) 58. Qb7 Qd6 59. Qe4 Qe6 60. Qf3 (
60. Qxe6 $16 fxe6 61. Rd7) 60… Qd6 (60… Qc8 $1 $11) 61. d5 g6 {[#]} 62. h5
$1 g5 {[#]} (62… Qe5 $16 63. Ra6 Kg7 64. hxg6 fxg6) 63. Qf5 $1 $18 Kg7 (63…
Qc5 $142 64. Rd7 Qb6) 64. Rd7 (64. Qe6 $18 Qxe6 65. dxe6) 64… Qf6 $16 65.
Qxf6+ Kxf6 {KT-KT} 66. Rd6+ Kg7 67. Kf3 Ra8 $2 (67… Re8 $16 68. g4 Rb8) 68.
Rc6 (68. Ke4 $18 {und Weiss behält klar die Oberhand.}) 68… Ra2 $2 (68… Re8
$16 69. g4 Re5) 69. Ke3 $18 Ra3+ $2 (69… g4 {war nötig.} 70. d6 Ra1) 70. Ke4
Ra2 71. f4 gxf4 72. gxf4 Rh2 73. d6 $2 (73. Ke5 $18) 73… Kf6 $1 $14 74. d7+
Ke7 75. Rd6 {[%cal Rd7d8]} ({Finger weg von} 75. Rxh6 $6 Kxd7 76. Kf5 Ke7 $16)
75… Kd8 76. Rxh6 (76. Rd5 {seems wilder.} Rh3 77. Kd4 Rh4 78. Ke3 f5 79. Rxf5
Kxd7 80. Re5) 76… Kxd7 {Die Stellung ist ausgeglichen.} 77. Kf5 Ke7 78. Rh8
Ra2 79. h6 Ra5+ 80. Kg4 Ra1 81. Rb8 Rg1+ 82. Kf5 {Droht Matt per h7.} Rh1 83.
Rb6 {und nun wäre Ta6 stark für Weiss.} Kf8 84. Ke5 {Droht Ta6.} Kg8 85. f5 Kh7
86. Rb7 Ra1 87. Kf6 (87. Rxf7+ Kxh6 88. Rd7 Ra5+ 89. Rd5 Ra1 $14) 87… Kxh6
88. Kxf7 Kh7 89. f6 Ra8 90. Rd7 Rb8 91. Ra7 {Te7 ist eine echte Drohung.} (91.
Rd2 {is interesting.} Rb7+ 92. Ke6 Rb6+ 93. Rd6 Rb8 94. Ke7) 91… Rc8 92. Ke6+
(92. Ra2 {looks sharper.} Rc7+ 93. Ke8 Rb7 94. Ra8 Kg8 95. Ra1) 92… Kg8 93.
Ke7 Rb8 94. Rd7 {Droht Ta7 und aus.} Ra8 95. Rc7 {Droht stark Tb7.} Rb8 96. Ra7
Rc8 97. Ke6 Rc6+ 98. Ke7 {Weiss will mit f7+ Matt setzen.} Rc8 99. Ra1 {
jetzt f7+ und aus.} Rc7+ 100. Ke8 {Und Tg1+ würde nun gewinnen.} Rc8+ 101. Kd7
Rc2 {Precision: Weiß = 49%, Schwarz = 49%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “11”]
[White “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Black “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E36”]
[WhiteElo “2757”]
[BlackElo “2817”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “90”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,90,27,0,23,26,24,14,20,0,0,0,0,-8,0,-28,-30,-26,-38,-47,-33,-34,-15,
-19,-33,-36,-46,-29,-29,-45,0,-21,0,-22,-24,-27,-18,-37,-37,-40,-42,-73,-66,
-50,-28,-86,-66,-116,-114,-405,-68,-68,-68,-68,-63,-89,-36,-36,-22,-23,-25,-36,
-23,-58,-29,-29,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5
5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 dxc4 7. Qxc4 b6 {E36: Nimzo-Indian: Classical: 4…d5 5 a3}
8. Nf3 Ba6 9. Qc2 {LiveBook: 15 Games} (9. Qa4+ Qd7 10. Qc2 Qc6 11. Qxc6+ Nxc6
12. Bf4 O-O-O 13. Rc1 Kb7 14. g3 Rhe8 15. Bg2 {0-1 (42) Akobian,V (2647)-Anand,
V (2782) Riadh 2017}) 9… h6 10. Bf4 O-O 11. Rd1 Nbd7 12. g3 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 12. Ne5 Qe8 13. Nc4 Nd5 14. Bg3 f5 15. e3 {1-0 (52) Sergiev,S
(2341)-Rosenhek,M (2149) ICCF email 2010}) 12… Rc8 13. Bg2 Nd5 14. O-O c5 15.
Bd6 cxd4 16. Qd2 {[#]} d3 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 17. exd3 Re8 18. Rc1 Qf6 19. Rfe1
Rxc1 20. Qxc1 Rc8 21. Qd2 Qf5 22. Rd1 Bb7 23. Re1 Qf6 24. Ne5 Nxe5 25. Bxe5 Qg5
$36 {[%mdl 2048] Black fights for an advantage.} 26. f4 Qd8 27. b4 Qd7 28. Qb2
f6 29. Bd4 Ba8 30. h4 (30. Bf2 $11) 30… Nc7 31. Bh3 Rd8 32. Bxf6 $2 {[%mdl
8192]} (32. Rc1 $17) 32… gxf6 $2 ({Black should try} 32… Qxd3 $19 33. Bxd8
Qxg3+ 34. Bg2 Qxe1+ 35. Kh2 Bxg2 36. Kxg2 Nd5) 33. Qxf6 $15 Qd4+ 34. Qxd4 Rxd4
35. Bxe6+ Nxe6 ({Better is} 35… Kg7 $17 36. Bc4 Kf6) 36. Rxe6 {[%mdl 4096]
[#] Endgame Hoping for Re8+. KRB-KR} Bd5 37. Rxh6 Rxd3 38. Rg6+ Kf7 39. h5 Rxa3
40. f5 Be4 41. g4 {The position is equal.} Rf3 42. h6 Bxf5 43. Rg7+ Kf6 {
aiming for …Rg3+.} 44. gxf5 Rh3 45. Rxa7 {Ra6 is the strong threat.} Rxh6 {
Precision: White = 43%, Black = 52%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “12”]
[White “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B50”]
[WhiteElo “2878”]
[BlackElo “2837”]
[Annotator “RC”]
[PlyCount “84”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]
[TimeControl “300+3”]

1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} d6 {[%emt 0:
00:03]} 3. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 4. h3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} e5
{[%emt 0:00:03]} 5. Bc4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Be7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 6. d3 {[%emt 0:
00:03]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 7. O-O {[%emt 0:00:03]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:03]} 8.
Bd2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Na5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 9. Qe2 {[%emt 0:00:24]} Nxc4 {
[%emt 0:00:07]} 10. dxc4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Be6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 11. Rad1 {
[%emt 0:00:04]} Qc7 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 12. Bg5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Ne8 {[%emt 0:00:
12]} 13. b3 {[%emt 0:00:33]} h6 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 14. Bxe7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Qxe7
{[%emt 0:00:03]} 15. Rd3 {[%emt 0:00:04]} a6 {[%emt 0:00:19]} 16. a4 {[%emt 0:
00:06]} Rc8 {[%emt 0:00:15]} 17. Rfd1 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Rc6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 18.
Nh2 {[%emt 0:00:13]} f5 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 19. exf5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Bxf5 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} 20. Nd5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Qe6 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 21. Rf3 {[%emt 0:
00:05]} Rc8 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 22. Nf1 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Bg6 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 23.
Nf4 {[%emt 0:00:36]} Rxf4 {[%emt 0:00:18]} 24. Rxf4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Bxc2 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} 25. Rc1 {[%emt 0:00:25]} Bxb3 26. a5 Ba4 {[%emt 0:00:24]} 27.
Rg4 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 28. Rg3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Bc6 {
[%emt 0:00:04]} 29. Ne3 {[%emt 0:00:11]} Rf8 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 30. Nd1 {[%emt 0:
00:19]} Qf7 {[%emt 0:00:17]} 31. Rd3 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Nh5 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 32.
g3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Qg6 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 33. Rd2 {[%emt 0:00:52]} Rf3 {[%emt 0:
00:38]} 34. Rd5 {[%emt 0:00:17]} Bxd5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 35. cxd5 {[%emt 0:00:03]
} Nxg3 {[%emt 0:00:44]} 36. fxg3 {[%emt 0:00:21]} Qxg3+ {[%emt 0:00:08]} 37.
Qg2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Qe1+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} 38. Kh2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Qe4 {
[%emt 0:00:09]} 39. Rc4 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Qxd5 {[%emt 0:00:12]} 40. Rg4 {
[%emt 0:00:05]} g5 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 41. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Qf7 {[%emt 0:00:
05]} 42. Rg3 {[%emt 0:00:16]} Rf2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “12”]
[White “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Black “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C60”]
[WhiteElo “2831”]
[BlackElo “2757”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “115”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 12,115,26,25,37,27,39,32,51,12,54,42,54,33,42,35,40,32,29,30,58,55,50,
62,59,61,54,60,56,37,44,29,83,74,122,125,219,80,81,57,192,168,155,145,208,181,
179,180,183,99,115,97,104,95,91,79,333,139,143,135,218,143,265,261,234,204,552,
552,552,337,552,548,520,510,1656,1617,1584,1572,1547,1519,1289,1108,5398,4400,
5089,1233,5535,5535,29944,6119,29975,29974,29977,29978,29978,29978,29978,12740,
29981,29982,29982,29983,29982,29983,29983,29983]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6
4. d4 exd4 5. c3 a6 6. Bc4 {C60: Ruy Lopez: Unusual Black 3rd moves and 3…g6}
Bg7 7. cxd4 {LiveBook: 11 Games} d6 (7… b5 8. Bb3 Nge7 9. Nc3 Na5 10. Bc2 d6
11. h3 O-O 12. O-O Bb7 13. Re1 {1/2-1/2 (41) Hamdouchi,H (2580)-Malakhov,V
(2691) Brest 2018}) 8. O-O {White is slightly better.} Nf6 9. Nc3 O-O 10. d5
$146 ({Predecessor:} 10. h3 b5 11. Bb3 Na5 12. e5 dxe5 13. dxe5 Qxd1 14. Rxd1
Nxb3 15. axb3 {1/2-1/2 (24) Janisch,M (2399)-Morley,P (2362) ICCF email 2016})
10… Ne5 (10… Na5 {is more complex.} 11. Bd3 c5 12. Bg5 h6 13. Be3 b5) 11.
Nxe5 dxe5 12. Be3 Ne8 13. Rc1 Nd6 14. Be2 f5 15. f3 h5 16. exf5 Bxf5 17. Bd3
Kh7 18. Ne4 Bxe4 19. Bxe4 Rf7 20. Qd2 Qd7 21. Qd3 Nf5 (21… Nxe4 $11 {keeps
the balance.} 22. fxe4 (22. Qxe4 Qd6 $14) 22… Raf8) 22. Bf2 Qb5 23. Rc4 Bf8 (
23… Qd7 $16 {was worth a try.} 24. Rfc1 Rc8) 24. a4 (24. g4 $18 Qd7 25. f4 (
25. gxf5 gxf5 26. f4 fxe4 $16) 25… exf4 26. gxf5 gxf5 27. Bf3) 24… Qd7 $16
25. g4 {Threatens to win with f4.} hxg4 ({Better is} 25… Kh8 $1 $14) 26. fxg4
$18 Ne7 27. h3 Rd8 (27… Bh6 $16 28. Rd1 Raf8) 28. Bh4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black
is under strong pressure.} Rf4 29. Rxf4 exf4 30. Bxe7 (30. d6 $18 cxd6 31. Bxe7
Qxe7 32. Bxg6+ Kg8 33. Rxf4) 30… Bxe7 31. Bxg6+ Kg7 32. Rxf4 {Intending Rf7+
and mate.} Bc5+ 33. Kf1 Rf8 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (33… Qxd5 $16 34. Rf3 Qg5)
34. Rxf8 (34. Bf5 $1 $18 {is the precise move to win. Qc3+ is the strong
threat.} Qe7 35. Qc3+ Kg8 {[#]} 36. h4 $1 {[%mdl 512]}) 34… Bxf8 $16 35. Bf5
Qd6 (35… Qxa4 $16 36. Qc3+ Kf7 37. Qxc7+ Be7) 36. Qd4+ Kf7 (36… Qf6 $16 37.
Qxf6+ Kxf6) 37. Be6+ $18 Ke8 38. Qf6 c6 $2 (38… Be7 {is tougher.} 39. Qf7+
Kd8) 39. Bf7+ Kd7 40. Qe6+ Kc7 $2 (40… Qxe6 {is a better defense.} 41. Bxe6+
Kd6 42. dxc6 bxc6) 41. Qxd6+ Kxd6 42. dxc6 bxc6 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KB-KB} (
42… Kxc6 $142 43. h4 Kd6) 43. Kf2 Ke5 44. Kg3 Bd6 45. Be8 c5 46. Kh4 c4 47.
Bf7 Kd4 48. Kg5 (48. g5 $142 Be5 49. Kg4) 48… Kd3 49. h4 {[%cal Bh3h4,Bh4h5,
Bh5h6][%mdl 32]} Be7+ 50. Kh5 Bf6 51. g5 Bxb2 52. Kg4 c3 53. Bg6+ Kd2 54. h5 c2
{[#]} 55. Bxc2 $1 {[%mdl 512] White mates.} Kxc2 56. h6 Bc1 57. Kh5 Kb3 58. g6
{Precision: White = 49%, Black = 26%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “12”]
[White “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Black “So, Wesley”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C77”]
[WhiteElo “2817”]
[BlackElo “2856”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “85”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 12,85,0,1,14,6,17,9,11,4,12,5,0,5,35,24,42,31,35,27,64,60,70,35,76,47,
48,49,93,101,96,17,14,9,0,7,6,0,0,-16,0,-7,0,0,0,0,26,16,12,16,7,23,34,0,0,0,0,
0,0,-11,95,0,0,-4,0,-14,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4.
Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 {[%cal Bd2d3,Bd3d4][%mdl 32]} Bc5 6. c3 b5 7. Bc2 {LiveBook: 6
Games} d6 {C77: Ruy Lopez: 3…a6 4 Ba4 Nf6, unusual lines} 8. h3 h6 9. O-O O-O
10. d4 Bb6 11. Be3 Re8 12. Nbd2 {[%cal Bb1d2,Bd2f1,Bf1g3][%mdl 32]} Qe7 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 12… Bb7 13. Re1 exd4 14. cxd4 Nb4 15. e5 Nxc2 16. Qxc2 {
1-0 (55) Agrest,E (2571)-Almasi,Z (2640) Bastia 2005}) 13. Re1 Rb8 14. Nf1 Qf8
15. Ng3 Bb7 16. a3 Rbd8 17. Qb1 Nb8 18. b4 Nbd7 19. a4 d5 20. dxe5 Nxe5 21.
Nxe5 ({White should try} 21. Bxb6 $16 cxb6 22. axb5 axb5 23. Nxe5 Rxe5 24. f4
Rxe4 25. Nxe4 (25. Bxe4 dxe4 26. Qc2 g6 $14) 25… dxe4 26. Qc1) 21… Bxe3 $11
22. Rxe3 {[#] Nd3 is the strong threat.} Rxe5 23. f4 Ree8 24. e5 d4 $1 {
[%cal Rd4e3]} 25. cxd4 Rxd4 26. axb5 axb5 27. Rb3 $1 Nd5 28. Be4 Rb8 29. Qb2
Rc4 30. Qd2 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has some pressure.} Nxb4 31. Bxb7 Rxb7 32.
Nf5 (32. Nh5 $5 {[%cal Rb3g3]} Nc2 33. Ra6 $15) 32… Rb8 33. Rg3 g6 {White
must now prevent …Rd8.} 34. e6 Qc5+ 35. Ne3 Qd4 {[#]} (35… Rxf4 $11 {
keeps the balance.} 36. exf7+ Kh7) 36. Qxd4 (36. Rd1 $1 $16 Qxd2 37. Rxd2 Rxf4
38. e7) 36… Rxd4 {The position is equal.} 37. f5 {Threatens to win with
exf7+.} g5 38. Ra7 Rc8 39. Rb7 Nd5 40. Rxb5 fxe6 41. fxe6 Nxe3 42. Rxe3 Re8 43.
Rc5 {Precision: White = 58%, Black = 33%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “12”]
[White “Aronian, Levon”]
[Black “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C50”]
[WhiteElo “2809”]
[BlackElo “2816”]
[Annotator “RC”]
[PlyCount “65”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]
[TimeControl “300+3”]

1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Nc6 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} 3. Bc4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Bc5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 4. O-O {[%emt 0:
00:03]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 5. d3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} d6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 6. c3 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} a6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 7. Nbd2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:
04]} 8. Bb3 {[%emt 0:00:08]} Re8 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 9. h3 {[%emt 0:00:10]} h6 {
[%emt 0:00:05]} 10. Re1 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Be6 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 11. Bc2 {[%emt 0:
00:03]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:38]} 12. Qe2 {[%emt 0:00:04]} dxe4 {[%emt 0:00:21]} 13.
dxe4 {[%emt 0:00:12]} Nh5 {[%emt 0:00:59]} 14. Nf1 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Qf6 {
[%emt 0:00:12]} 15. N3h2 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Qh4 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 16. Qf3 {
[%emt 0:00:17]} Rad8 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 17. Ne3 {[%emt 0:00:14]} Nf4 {[%emt 0:00:
18]} 18. Nf5 {[%emt 0:01:03]} Bxf5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 19. exf5 {[%emt 0:00:03]}
Nd3 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 20. Bxd3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Rxd3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 21. Be3 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} e4 {[%emt 0:00:32]} 22. Qg4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Qxg4 23. Nxg4 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} Bd6 {[%emt 0:00:17]} 24. Bxh6 {[%emt 0:00:14]} gxh6 {[%emt 0:
00:03]} 25. Nf6+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} Kf8 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 26. Nxe8 {[%emt 0:00:03]
} Kxe8 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 27. Rxe4+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} Kf8 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 28.
Rae1 {[%emt 0:00:17]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 29. R4e3 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Rd2 {
[%emt 0:00:05]} 30. R1e2 {[%emt 0:00:11]} Rd1+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} 31. Re1 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} Rd2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 32. R1e2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Rd1+ {[%emt 0:
00:03]} 33. Re1 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “12”]
[White “Giri, Anish”]
[Black “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B42”]
[WhiteElo “2799”]
[BlackElo “2818”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “110”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 12,110,57,30,31,26,25,26,31,26,26,26,35,29,30,17,24,16,73,62,53,47,54,
52,54,59,65,61,78,79,85,70,75,63,70,15,44,32,74,58,59,27,29,-12,-8,-12,-9,-25,
-22,-10,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,8,-46,-46,-74,-76,-77,-61,-68,-50,-54,0,0,-6,-22,
-20,-38,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6
3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Bc5 6. Nb3 Bb6 7. O-O (7. Qg4 {is interesting.}
Nf6 8. Qg3 d6 9. Nc3 Nc6 10. O-O) 7… Ne7 {B42: Sicilian: Kan Variation: 5 Bd3
} 8. c4 d6 9. Nc3 O-O {White has an edge.} 10. Re1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10. Kh1
e5 11. Qe2 Nbc6 12. Be3 Be6 13. Rfd1 Rc8 14. Rac1 Nb4 15. Bb1 Bxc4 {0-1 (58)
Valenti,G (2280)-Kekelidze,M (2516) Cannes 2006}) 10… Nbc6 11. Be3 e5 12. Qd2
Be6 13. Rad1 Bxe3 14. Rxe3 a5 (14… Qd7 $11) 15. Bf1 a4 16. Nc1 Nd4 17. N1e2
Nec6 18. Nb5 {[%cal Re2d4]} Bxc4 19. Nexd4 exd4 20. Rg3 Be6 21. Nxd4 Nxd4 22.
Qxd4 {[%csl Gg3][%cal Rd4g7] [#]} g6 $1 23. a3 (23. Ra3 $14) 23… Qa5 24. Rc3
Rfd8 25. h3 Qe5 26. Rcd3 Rdc8 27. Rc3 Rxc3 28. bxc3 Bb3 29. Rd2 Rc8 30. c4 Qxd4
(30… Rc6 {looks sharper.} 31. Qa7 Qe7 32. Qa5 Bxc4 33. Qxa4 Qxe4 34. Qa8+ Kg7
) 31. Rxd4 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} Rc6 32. f4 Kf8 33. Kf2 Ke7 34. Ke3
Ba2 35. Bd3 Rb6 36. Bc2 (36. Rd5 $11) 36… Rb2 $15 37. Bxa4 Rxg2 {Hoping for .
..Rg3+.} 38. e5 {[#]} dxe5 $1 39. fxe5 Rg3+ 40. Kf4 Rxh3 {…Bxc4! is the
strong threat.} 41. Rd7+ Kf8 42. e6 $1 {[%cal Re6e7]} fxe6 43. Bb5 Bxc4 44.
Bxc4 {Black must now prevent Kg5. KRB-KR. The position is equal.} Rh4+ 45. Ke5
{And now Bb3 would win.} Rxc4 46. Rxh7 $11 {KR-KR} b5 47. Rb7 g5 48. Kf6 {
Rb8+ would kill now.} (48. Kxe6 {seems wilder.} Rd4 49. Rxb5) 48… Rf4+ (48…
Ke8 {is more complex.} 49. Kxe6 Kd8 50. Rxb5) 49. Kxg5 Rf5+ 50. Kg4 Ke8 51. Ra7
Kd8 52. a4 bxa4 53. Rxa4 Ke7 54. Ra7+ Kf6 55. Ra8 Rg5+ {Precision: White = 78%,
Black = 61%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “13”]
[White “So, Wesley”]
[Black “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A48”]
[WhiteElo “2856”]
[BlackElo “2831”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “113”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 14,113,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,2,0,-8,0,-4,19,-2,4,0,0,0,18,4,12,0,24,0,27,30,33,
34,29,30,52,21,22,0,32,0,0,-33,3,2,3,-88,-27,-35,-4,-60,-61,-66,134,143,134,
133,128,139,135,125,129,127,158,170,170,118,156,138,149,114,128,94,122,132,139,
49,49,6,6,0,14,10,13,0,42,33,42,0,37,27,27,27,27,27,29,11,60,39,39,39,42,8,59,
26]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Nbd2 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Bd3 O-O 6. O-O c5 7. c3 cxd4
8. cxd4 {LiveBook: 48 Games} e5 {B07: Pirc Defence: Miscellaneous Systems} 9.
Re1 exd4 10. Nxd4 Ng4 {The position is equal.} 11. N4f3 $1 (11. N2f3 Bxd4 12.
Nxd4 Qh4 $17) 11… Nc6 12. Nc4 Be6 13. h3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. Bg5 Bf6 14.
Bf4 Nge5 15. Ncxe5 Nxe5 16. Nd4 Bd7 17. Be2 Qb6 18. Qd2 Nd3 19. Bxd3 Bxd4 20.
Be3 Be6 21. Bf1 Bxe3 22. Rxe3 Rac8 23. a3 {1/2-1/2 (24) Dubov,D (2701)
-Grischuk,A (2767) Moscow 2018}) 13… Nge5 14. Ncxe5 $1 dxe5 15. a3 Qb6 16. b4
{[%cal Bb2b4,Bb4b5][%mdl 32]} Rfd8 17. Be3 Qc7 18. Qe2 a5 19. Ng5 Bd7 20. b5
Nd4 21. Bxd4 $1 exd4 22. e5 Re8 {[%cal Re8e5]} 23. Qf3 Be6 24. Rac1 ({Of
course not} 24. Nxe6 Rxe6 25. Rac1 Qe7 $15) 24… Qd7 25. Nxe6 Rxe6 26. Rc5 Rc8
27. Rd5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is pushing.} Qe7 {[%cal Rg7e5]} 28. Rxd4 (28.
Qe4 $11) 28… Rxe5 ({Black should play} 28… Bxe5 $17 29. Rde4 Qxa3) 29. Rde4
Rxe4 30. Bxe4 (30. Qxe4 $11 Qxe4 31. Bxe4) 30… Rc3 $15 31. Qd1 Rxa3 $2 {[#]}
(31… Qxa3 $15 {stays ahead.} 32. Bxb7 Bf6) 32. Bxg6 $1 $16 {[%mdl 512]} Qf8 (
32… fxg6 33. Rxe7) 33. Bb1 Rc3 {[#]} 34. Qd7 $1 {Black must now prevent Bf5.}
Rc8 35. Qxb7 Re8 36. Rf1 Qb4 37. Ba2 Rf8 38. Qc6 ({White should try} 38. Rd1
$18) 38… Bd4 39. Bb1 Rb8 40. Qe4 Rxb5 41. Qxh7+ Kf8 42. Ba2 {[%csl Ga2][%cal
Rh7f7]} Qe7 {intending …Qf6.} 43. Qd3 (43. Rc1 $16 {White wants to mate with
Rc8+.} Rc5 44. Rb1 (44. Rxc5 Bxf2+ 45. Kxf2 Qxc5+ 46. Ke2 Qe7+ 47. Kf2 Qc5+ 48.
Ke2 Qe7+ 49. Kf1 Qf6+ 50. Ke1 Qc3+ 51. Kd1 Qd4+ 52. Kc2 Qc5+ 53. Kd3 Qa3+ 54.
Kd4 Qxa2 $11)) 43… Rb4 $14 44. Qf3 Rb2 45. Bc4 Qf6 46. Qxf6 Bxf6 $11 {
[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} 47. Rd1 Ke7 48. Re1+ Kf8 49. Rd1 Ke7 50. Rd5 a4
51. Ra5 Bd4 52. Rxa4 Rxf2 {…Ra2+ is the strong threat.} 53. Kh2 Rc2 54. Bb3
Be5+ 55. Kg1 Rb2 56. Bc4 f6 ({Better is} 56… Bd4+ $11 57. Kh1 Rb1+ 58. Kh2
Be5+ 59. g3 Rb2+ 60. Kg1 Bxg3) 57. Bf1 {Precision: White = 56%, Black = 45%.}
1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “13”]
[White “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B23”]
[WhiteElo “2818”]
[BlackElo “2837”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “96”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 14,96,15,6,15,1,12,0,2,-8,-10,-12,0,0,0,-7,-2,-8,18,-17,14,6,25,20,25,0,
0,0,5,-88,-77,-104,-106,-121,-121,-135,-101,-169,-102,-112,-99,-114,-105,-279,
-239,-286,-285,-274,-285,-282,-245,-279,-272,-262,-245,-248,0,0,0,-249,-259,
-257,-260,-256,-211,-417,-329,-300,-310,-298,-194,-180,-158,-136,-103,-223,
-197,-12833,-12833,-6628,-6307,-12839,-12839,-12839,-12839]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6
3. Nge2 Nf6 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. d3 Nc6 7. O-O O-O 8. a3 {LiveBook: 3 Games.
B25: Closed Sicilian: 3 g3, lines without early Be3} (8. h3 e6 9. Be3 b6 10.
Qd2 d5 11. Bh6 Bxh6 12. Qxh6 Nd4 13. exd5 Nxe2+ 14. Nxe2 exd5 15. Rfe1 Bb7 16.
g4 {0-1 (57) Carlsen,M (2837)-Ding,L (2774) Saint Louis 2017}) 8… e6 9. Rb1
Rb8 10. b4 $146 {The position is equal.} ({Predecessor:} 10. h3 b6 11. Be3 e5
12. f4 Nd4 13. Qd2 Bb7 14. Rf2 Ne8 15. Rbf1 f5 16. fxe5 dxe5 {0-1 (53) Nguyen,
T (2299)-Vo,K Thua Thien Hue 2001}) 10… b6 11. h3 Bb7 12. Be3 Nd7 13. Qd2 a6
14. Bh6 Bxh6 15. Qxh6 Qf6 16. Nd1 (16. Qd2 {is interesting.} b5 17. f4 Nd4 18.
bxc5 Nxe2+ 19. Nxe2 dxc5 20. e5) 16… Qg7 17. Qd2 b5 18. c3 f5 19. Nf4 Rbe8
20. exf5 gxf5 {[%cal Bg6f5,Bf5f4][%mdl 32]} 21. Re1 (21. Ne3 $11 {keeps the
balance.}) 21… e5 $1 $36 {[%cal Re5f4][%mdl 2048] Keeping White busy.} 22.
Bd5+ Kh8 23. Ne6 Rxe6 $1 24. Bxe6 {Ne3 is the strong threat.} f4 25. g4 (25.
Bxd7 $17 Qxd7 26. Kh2) 25… Qh6 (25… e4 $1 $19 26. dxe4 Nce5 27. Qxd6 Nf3+
28. Kf1 Nf6) 26. Bxd7 {Strongly threatening Kh2.} Qxh3 27. Re4 d5 28. Qe1 $2 (
28. Re3 $17 {only move.} f3 29. Rxf3 Qxf3 30. Qe3) 28… dxe4 $19 29. Qxe4 {[#]
} Nd4 $1 {[%cal Rd4e2] ( -> …Ne2+!)} ({Wrong is} 29… f3 $2 30. Ne3 $18) 30.
Qxe5+ Kg8 {[%csl Gb7][%cal Rh3h1]} 31. Be6+ Nxe6 32. Qxe6+ Rf7 {[%csl Gb7]
[%cal Rh3h1]} 33. Qe8+ {[#]} Kg7 $1 {[%csl Gb7][%cal Rh3h1]} 34. Qe5+ Kf8 {
[%csl Gb7][%cal Rh3h1]} 35. Qb8+ Kg7 {[%csl Gb7][%cal Rh3h1]} 36. Qe5+ Kh6 {
[%csl Gb7][%cal Rh3h1]} 37. Qh5+ Qxh5 38. gxh5 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN}
Bf3 39. bxc5 $2 (39. c4 {was the only defense.}) 39… Rf5 40. Kf1 (40. d4 $2 {
gets mated.} Rxh5 41. Kf1 Rh1#) 40… Rxc5 41. Ke1 {Now Kd2 and White clings
on.} Rxh5 42. c4 Rh1+ 43. Kd2 Rf1 44. c5 (44. cxb5 $17 axb5 45. d4) 44… Kg5
45. Rc1 $2 (45. c6 Bxc6 46. Ke2) 45… Rxd1+ {Black is clearly winning.} 46.
Rxd1 Bxd1 47. Kxd1 Kf5 48. d4 Ke6 {Precision: White = 28%, Black = 77%.} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “13”]
[White “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Black “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C50”]
[WhiteElo “2816”]
[BlackElo “2817”]
[Annotator “ChessBase”]
[PlyCount “105”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]
[TimeControl “300+3”]

1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Nc6 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} 3. Bc4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Bc5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 4. d3 {[%emt 0:00:
03]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 5. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} h6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 6. h3 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} d6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 7. Na4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Bb6 {[%emt 0:00:03]
} 8. a3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:04]} 9. O-O {[%emt 0:00:03]} Qe8 {
[%emt 0:00:10]} 10. Re1 {[%emt 0:00:45]} Be6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 11. Nxb6 {
[%emt 0:00:06]} axb6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 12. b3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Nd7 {[%emt 0:00:
13]} 13. Bxe6 {[%emt 0:00:21]} Qxe6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 14. d4 {[%emt 0:00:07]}
Nxd4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 15. Nxd4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} exd4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 16. Qxd4
{[%emt 0:00:03]} Qe5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 17. Bb2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Qxd4 {[%emt 0:
00:03]} 18. Bxd4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} b5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 19. Bb2 {[%emt 0:00:06]}
Rfe8 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 20. Rad1 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Re6 {[%emt 0:00:12]} 21. f3 {
[%emt 0:00:06]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:19]} 22. Kf2 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Ne8 {[%emt 0:00:
07]} 23. Rd5 {[%emt 0:00:10]} c6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 24. Rd2 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Nc7
{[%emt 0:00:16]} 25. f4 {[%emt 0:00:47]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:15]} 26. Be5 {[%emt 0:
00:08]} Rc8 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 27. Bxc7 {[%emt 0:00:19]} Rxc7 {[%emt 0:00:03]}
28. exd5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} cxd5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 29. Ree2 {[%emt 0:00:39]} Rf6 {
[%emt 0:00:17]} 30. g3 {[%emt 0:00:06]} g5 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 31. Rxd5 {[%emt 0:
00:12]} gxf4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 32. Rxb5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} fxg3+ {[%emt 0:00:07]}
33. Kxg3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Rc3+ {[%emt 0:00:06]} 34. Kg2 {[%emt 0:00:05]} b6 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} 35. Kh2 {[%emt 0:00:19]} Kh7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 36. a4 {[%emt 0:
00:05]} Rfc6 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 37. Rf5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Rxc2 {[%emt 0:00:03]}
38. Rxf7+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} Kg6 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 39. Rfe7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Rxe2+
{[%emt 0:00:03]} 40. Rxe2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Kg5 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 41. Re4 {
[%emt 0:00:07]} Rc2+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} 42. Kg1 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Rc6 {[%emt 0:00:
13]} 43. Rb4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Kf5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 44. Kf2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Ke5
{[%emt 0:00:03]} 45. Ke2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Kd5 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 46. Kd3 {
[%emt 0:00:06]} Rg6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 47. Rd4+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} Kc6 {[%emt 0:00:
08]} 48. Kc4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Kb7 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 49. b4 {[%emt 0:00:08]} Ka6
{[%emt 0:00:03]} 50. b5+ {[%emt 0:00:11]} Kb7 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 51. Rd7+ {
[%emt 0:00:03]} Kc8 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 52. Rh7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Rd6 {[%emt 0:00:
03]} 53. h4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “13”]
[White “Aronian, Levon”]
[Black “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B23”]
[WhiteElo “2809”]
[BlackElo “2878”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “96”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 15,96,14,17,7,16,12,14,0,3,2,0,0,15,6,34,21,36,29,46,40,33,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,-26,-25,-34,45,-88,171,194,214,214,339,328,444,440,425,-148,-138,-196,
-196,-194,-162,-190,-190,-197,-196,-196,-196,-197,-197,-233,-231,-231,-226,
-307,-265,-262,-219,-219,-127,-127,-75,-76,-73,-29964,-29968,-6440,-2943,
-29969,-29970,-29969,-29970,-29964,-29959]} 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 {LiveBook: 4 Partien. B25:
Sizilianisch (Geschlossenes System)} 9. Nd5 Ne8 $146 ({Vorgänger:} 9… Nxd5
10. exd5 Ne5 11. d4 cxd4 12. Nxd4 h6 13. Bc1 Bg4 14. f3 Bd7 15. c3 Qb6 16. Re1
{1/2-1/2 (34) Romanishin,O (2560)-Sturua,Z (2395) Soviet Union 1979}) 10. c3 h6
{Die Stellung ist ausgeglichen.} 11. Bd2 b5 12. f4 e6 13. Ne3 Ne7 14. g4 d5 15.
e5 a5 16. d4 cxd4 17. cxd4 b4 18. f5 {Und f6 würde nun gewinnen.} f6 $1 19.
fxe6 Bxe6 20. Nf4 Qb6 21. Qb3 Rd8 22. Nxe6 Qxe6 23. exf6 (23. Rae1 {is more
complex.} fxe5 24. Rxf8+ Kxf8 25. dxe5 Bxe5 26. Nc2) 23… Nxf6 24. Rae1 {
[%cal Ba1e1,Be1e7,Be7f7][%mdl 32]} Nxg4 (24… Ne4 $15 25. Rxf8+ Kxf8) 25.
Rxf8+ (25. Nxg4 $14 {war der einzige gute Zug.} Qxg4 26. Rxe7) 25… Rxf8 $4 {
[%mdl 8192]} (25… Kxf8 $17 {bleibt auf Kurs.} 26. Nc2 Qf7) 26. Nxg4 $18 Qxg4
27. Rxe7 Qxd4+ (27… Kh8 {ist wohl besser.} 28. Kh1 Qxd4) 28. Be3 Qh4 29.
Qxd5+ Kh8 {( -> …De1+)} 30. Rf7 $2 (30. Bc5 $18) 30… Qe1+ $17 31. Rf1 (31.
Bf1 $17 Qxe3+ 32. Kg2) 31… Qxe3+ $40 {[%mdl 128] Schwarz geht auf den König.}
32. Kh1 Rxf1+ 33. Bxf1 Qc1 {[%cal Rc1f1]} 34. Qc4 Qxb2 35. Bd3 Qf6 36. Qe4 Kh7
37. h4 {[#]} h5 $1 38. Kg2 Qd6 39. Bc2 Be5 40. Qd3 Qc6+ 41. Qe4 Qf6 ({Besser
ist} 41… Qe6 $19 42. Qb7+ Kh6) 42. Qf3 $17 Qe6 ({Lieber} 42… Kh6 43. Qxf6
Bxf6) 43. Qxh5+ Kg7 44. Qg5 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (44. Qe2 $17) 44… Qc6+ 45.
Kf1 Qc4+ (45… Qf3+ $142 46. Kg1 Bd4+ 47. Kh2 Qf2+ 48. Kh3 Qxc2 49. Qe7+ Kh6
50. Qg5+ Kh7 51. Qe7+ Bg7) 46. Kg1 Bd4+ {Schwarz setzt Matt.} 47. Kh1 Qxc2 48.
Qe7+ Kh6 {Precision: Weiß = 41%, Schwarz = 61%.} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “13”]
[White “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Black “Giri, Anish”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A46”]
[WhiteElo “2757”]
[BlackElo “2799”]
[Annotator “RC”]
[PlyCount “66”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]
[TimeControl “300+3”]

1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} d5 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} 3. Nbd2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 4. dxc5 {[%emt 0:
00:04]} e6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 5. b4 {[%emt 0:00:15]} a5 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 6. c3 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} axb4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 7. cxb4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} b6 {[%emt 0:00:
03]} 8. cxb6 {[%emt 0:00:16]} Bxb4 {[%emt 0:00:35]} 9. Rb1 {[%emt 0:00:03]}
Qxb6 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 10. a3 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Bxd2+ {[%emt 0:00:12]} 11. Bxd2 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} Qa7 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 12. e3 {[%emt 0:00:10]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:
03]} 13. Bd3 {[%emt 0:00:12]} Ba6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 14. Bb4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Rc8
{[%emt 0:00:05]} 15. O-O {[%emt 0:00:04]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 16. Bxa6 {
[%emt 0:00:11]} Qxa6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 17. Nd4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Ne5 {[%emt 0:00:
08]} 18. h3 {[%emt 0:00:24]} Ne4 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 19. Rc1 {[%emt 0:00:23]} Rxc1
{[%emt 0:00:30]} 20. Qxc1 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Nc4 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 21. Nc2 {
[%emt 0:00:24]} h6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 22. Qa1 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Ncd2 {[%emt 0:00:
11]} 23. Bxd2 {[%emt 0:00:15]} Nxd2 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 24. Rd1 {[%emt 0:00:03]}
Ne4 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 25. f3 {[%emt 0:00:19]} Nd6 {[%emt 0:00:12]} 26. Qd4 {
[%emt 0:00:11]} Qc6 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 27. Nb4 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Qa4 {[%emt 0:00:
16]} 28. Ra1 {[%emt 0:00:55]} Nf5 {[%emt 0:00:29]} 29. Qd3 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Qa7
{[%emt 0:00:17]} 30. Nxd5 {[%emt 0:00:05]} exd5 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 31. Qxf5 {
[%emt 0:00:03]} Qxe3+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} 32. Kh1 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Rxa3 {[%emt 0:
00:05]} 33. Qc8+ {[%emt 0:00:04]} Kh7 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “14”]
[White “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Black “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A06”]
[WhiteElo “2878”]
[BlackElo “2818”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “108”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,108,-24,-16,-17,-18,-18,-11,-16,-8,-12,-9,-28,0,0,0,-10,0,-7,4,6,10,2,
18,3,26,19,7,0,36,18,15,17,7,-13,28,26,36,12,0,0,2,0,0,0,0,0,0,-14,0,0,0,0,0,0,
90,7,1,0,87,86,78,70,59,46,57,46,59,20,91,79,82,85,79,-93,0,-232,73,33,54,-545,
-550,-550,-543,-543,-538,-462,-436,-951,-941,-942,-929,-1058,-1030,-940,-856,
-12831,-12832,-12807,-5465,-29983,-12770]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. b3 Nf6 3. Bb2 g6 4.
Bxf6 exf6 5. e3 c6 (5… Bg7 6. d4 O-O 7. g3 Be6 8. Bg2 Nd7 9. O-O f5 10. Nc3
Qe7 11. Ne2 Nf6 12. Rc1 Rfd8 13. c4 {1/2-1/2 (88) Nakamura,H (2792)-Le,Q (2739)
Saint Louis 2017}) 6. d4 {A01: Nimzowitsch-Larsen Opening} Bd6 7. g3 O-O $146 (
{Predecessor:} 7… h5 8. Bg2 Bg4 9. Qc1 O-O 10. O-O Qc8 11. Nbd2 Re8 {0-1 (80)
Himanshu,S (2397)-Gupta,A (2640) Visakhapatnam 2011}) 8. Bg2 {The position is
equal.} Re8 9. O-O Be6 10. Nfd2 Bf8 11. c4 Na6 12. Nc3 Nc7 13. a3 a5 14. c5 h5
15. b4 axb4 16. axb4 Bh6 17. Rxa8 Qxa8 18. Qb3 Bf5 19. Qb2 Qc8 20. b5 h4 21.
Re1 Bd3 22. bxc6 bxc6 23. Nf3 h3 24. Bf1 Bxf1 25. Rxf1 Qf5 26. Qe2 Rb8 27. Nh4
Qe6 28. Qc2 Kg7 29. Nf3 Qg4 30. Nd2 Ne6 {White must now prevent …Nxd4!} 31.
f4 Re8 {[#]} (31… Bxf4 $11 32. exf4 Nxd4) 32. Qd3 (32. Qd1 $1 $16 {[%cal
Rd1g4]} Qxd1 33. Rxd1) 32… Kg8 $11 33. Nd1 Bf8 (33… Nc7 $11) 34. Nf2 $16
Qh5 35. Rc1 Ra8 36. g4 Qh6 37. Nf3 Be7 38. Re1 Bd8 {[#]} (38… g5 $1 $11 {
remains equal.}) 39. Qf1 $1 Ra3 {aiming for …Ba5.} 40. Qxh3 Qf8 41. Qg3 $2 (
41. f5 $16 {stays on course.} Ng5 42. Nxg5 fxg5 43. Qg3) 41… Bc7 ({Black
should try} 41… Ba5 $17 42. Re2 Bc7) 42. Qg2 $2 (42. Nh3 $11) 42… Ra2 $2 (
42… Ba5 $19 43. Rd1 Rxe3) 43. f5 Ng5 44. h4 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (44. Nxg5 $14 {
stays ahead.} fxg5 45. Qh3) 44… Ne4 $19 45. Rf1 Bg3 46. Nxe4 Rxg2+ 47. Kxg2
dxe4 48. Nd2 (48. Kxg3 $142 Qb8+ 49. Kg2 exf3+ 50. Rxf3) 48… Bxh4 49. Nxe4
Qd8 50. Nd6 Qb8 51. Kf3 Qb2 52. d5 cxd5 53. c6 Qc2 54. Nc8 Kg7 {Precision:
White = 38%, Black = 41%.} (54… Qe4+ $142 55. Ke2 Qg2+ 56. Kd3 Qxf1+ 57. Kc2
Qe2+ 58. Kc3 Be1+ 59. Kb3 Qb5+ 60. Kc2 Qxc6+ 61. Kb1 Qxc8 62. g5 Bd2 63. fxg6
Qc3 64. Ka2 Bc1 65. gxf7+ Kf8 66. gxf6 Qb2#) 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “14”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Black “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C60”]
[WhiteElo “2837”]
[BlackElo “2757”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “130”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,130,31,38,33,29,28,39,28,36,13,23,20,35,0,8,0,9,13,6,0,-6,-6,-15,-16,
-17,-27,-23,-19,-19,-27,-27,-21,-24,-16,-6,-14,-11,-9,-9,-73,-77,-83,-85,-75,
-70,-116,-27,-18,-16,-66,0,-45,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-15,-8,-41,-33,-94,-47,-49,-50,
-44,-50,-77,-59,-63,-58,-66,-77,-135,-133,-122,-127,-153,-153,-163,-159,-297,
-297,-297,-297,-290,-290,-290,-285,-285,-285,-268,-261,-365,-346,-399,-392,
-4141,-4141,-4141,-4141,-4141,-4141,-4141,-4141,-4141,-4141,-4141,-4141,-4141,
-4141,-4137,-4133,-4133,-4133,-1212,-1205,-1205,-1078,-1070,-1070]} 1. e4 e5 2.
Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. c3 a6 5. Ba4 Bg7 6. d4 {C70: Ruy Lopez: 3…a6 4 Ba4,
Norwegian and Delayed Schliemann} (6. O-O Nge7 7. d4 exd4 8. cxd4 b5 9. Bc2 d5
10. exd5 Nxd5 11. Re1+ Be6 12. Bg5 Qd7 13. Nc3 O-O 14. Be4 Rae8 15. Bxd5 Bxd5
16. Ne5 Nxe5 17. dxe5 {1/2-1/2 (32) Anand,V (2760)-Mamedyarov,S (2808)
Stavanger 2018}) 6… exd4 7. cxd4 b5 8. Bb3 {White is slightly better.} Nge7
9. O-O O-O 10. Nc3 d6 11. h3 Na5 12. Bc2 c5 13. dxc5 dxc5 14. Qxd8 Rxd8 15. Bg5
{[#]} Re8 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15… Nac6 16. Nd5 Nxd5 17. exd5 Rxd5 {0-1 (36)
Mutschnik,I (2452)-Berczes,D (2557) Germany 2011}) 16. Rad1 Be6 17. Nd5 Nxd5
18. exd5 Bd7 {[%cal Be6d7,Bd7e8,Be8f7][%mdl 32]} 19. b3 c4 20. Rfe1 cxb3 21.
axb3 Rac8 22. Rxe8+ Bxe8 23. Re1 Bc3 {Hoping for …f6.} 24. Re2 (24. Re7 $11 {
keeps the balance.}) 24… f6 $1 $17 {[%cal Rf6g5]} 25. Bf4 Bf7 26. d6 {[#]}
Rd8 $1 27. Nd2 {[#]} Bb4 (27… f5 $1 $17 28. Re7 Nc6) 28. Ne4 $11 Kg7 29. Re3
Rd7 (29… g5 $15 30. Bg3 Bg6) 30. h4 {aiming for Nxf6!} Nb7 31. Nxf6 Kxf6 32.
Be5+ Ke6 33. Bc3+ Kxd6 34. Bxb4+ Kc7 35. Bc3 a5 36. h5 ({White should try} 36.
Kf1 $15) 36… b4 37. Be5+ Kb6 38. h6 Nc5 39. Rf3 {[#]} a4 $1 {[%cal Ra4b3]
[%mdl 512]} 40. bxa4 b3 41. Rf6+ Ka5 42. Rc6 ({Better is} 42. Bc3+ Kxa4 43. Bb1
) 42… Kb4 $17 43. Bxb3 Nxb3 44. Kh2 Kxa4 45. Kg3 Kb5 46. Rd6 (46. Rc8 $17 {
might work better.}) 46… Rxd6 $19 47. Bxd6 Kc6 48. Ba3 Kd5 49. Kf4 Nd4 50.
Bb2 Ne6+ 51. Ke3 Be8 52. f4 Bd7 53. g4 Nc5 54. f5 $2 (54. Kf3) 54… gxf5 {
Black is clearly winning.} 55. gxf5 Bxf5 56. Ba3 Ne6 57. Bc1 Bg6 58. Kf3 Ke5
59. Kg4 Bf5+ 60. Kh5 Kf6 61. Bb2+ Kf7 62. Be5 Bc2 63. Bb2 Bd1+ 64. Kh4 Kg6 65.
Bc1 Nd4 {Precision: White = 29%, Black = 79%.} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “14”]
[White “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Black “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A13”]
[WhiteElo “2831”]
[BlackElo “2816”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “53”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,53,21,14,13,9,15,16,13,18,15,16,70,53,53,48,50,43,166,143,185,184,
450,442,448,445,421,419,580,556,645,603,815,810,787,176]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6
3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 dxc4 5. Qa4+ c6 6. Qxc4 b5 {A13: English Opening: 1…e6} 7.
Qb3 Bb7 8. O-O Be7 9. d4 O-O 10. Rd1 Nbd7 11. Nc3 {LiveBook: 7 Games} (11. Ne5
Nxe5 12. dxe5 Nd7 13. Bf4 Qc7 14. Nd2 {0-1 (74) Aronian,L (2794)-Karjakin,S
(2763) Berlin 2018}) 11… Qb6 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bxf6 Nxf6 14. Ne5 Rfd8 15. e3 a6
$146 (15… Rab8 $11) ({Predecessor:} 15… Rab8 16. a4 a6 17. Ne4 Nxe4 18.
Bxe4 {1/2-1/2 (30) Lagno,K (2546)-Paikidze,N (2406) Gaziantep 2012}) 16. Rac1
Qc7 $1 17. Ne4 Nxe4 $1 18. Bxe4 {[%cal Re5c6]} Rd6 (18… c5 $1 $14 19. Bxb7
Qxb7) 19. Rd3 Rc8 20. Rdc3 Qb6 $2 {[#]} (20… Bd8 {keeps fighting.} 21. Bxc6
Bxc6) 21. Nc4 $1 $18 {[%mdl 512]} Qd8 (21… bxc4 22. Qxb6) 22. Nxd6 Qxd6 23.
Qc2 e5 24. Bxc6 {White is clearly winning.} Rxc6 25. Rxc6 Qd5 {[#]} 26. Rc8+ $1
Bf8 {[#]} (26… Bxc8 27. Qxc8+) 27. Rxf8+ $2 {Precision: White = 76%, Black =
29%.} (27. e4 $1 Qxe4 28. Qxe4 Bxe4 29. Rb8) 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “14”]
[White “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Black “Aronian, Levon”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C50”]
[WhiteElo “2817”]
[BlackElo “2809”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “67”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 10,67,25,14,17,15,24,0,0,0,0,0,2,0,0,-14,-12,-14,-7,-35,-35,-34,-31,-38,
-35,-42,-25,-49,-42,-34,0,-39,-44,-69,-53,-53,-24,-24,-24,-24,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,11,11]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6
6. Nd5 {LiveBook: 5 Games. C50: Hungarian Defence and Giuoco Pianissimo} Nxd5
7. Bxd5 d6 8. Be3 {White has an edge.} (8. Bg5 {feels hotter.} Ne7 9. Bb3 h6
10. Bh4 O-O 11. O-O) 8… Bxe3 9. fxe3 O-O 10. O-O Nb8 {[%cal Bc6b8,Bb8d7,
Bd7c5][%mdl 32]} 11. Qd2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. b4 Nd7 12. Qd2 c6 13. Bb3 a5
{1-0 (37) Kramnik,V (2800)-Aronian,L (2794) Berlin 2018}) 11… Nd7 12. h3 c6
13. Bb3 Nc5 14. Rf2 a5 {[#] aiming for …a4.} 15. c3 Nxb3 16. axb3 Be6 17. c4
b5 18. Qc3 f6 19. d4 Qb6 20. Rc2 {[%cal Bf2c2,Bc2c1,Bc1a1][%mdl 32]} c5 21. Kh2
Rfc8 22. d5 Bd7 23. cxb5 Bxb5 24. Nd2 Rcb8 25. Rcc1 {The position is equal.}
Qd8 26. Ra3 a4 (26… Ra7 {is interesting.} 27. Rca1 Rba8 28. Nc4 Bxc4 29. bxc4
g6) 27. bxa4 Rxa4 28. Rxa4 Bxa4 29. Ra1 Bb5 30. Ra7 h6 31. b3 Kh7 32. Qa1 Qf8
33. Qa5 Qd8 34. Qxd8 {Precision: White = 67%, Black = 61%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “14”]
[White “Giri, Anish”]
[Black “So, Wesley”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C19”]
[WhiteElo “2799”]
[BlackElo “2856”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “142”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 15,142,-8,0,-16,-16,-16,-16,-31,-25,-38,-32,-28,-22,-41,-3,-40,-36,-42,
-45,-47,-41,-69,-26,-26,-8,-26,0,-11,1,0,0,-3,0,-80,-73,-63,-10,-16,-22,-43,
-53,-109,-4,0,-8,-8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-36,-36,-36,-36,-36,-36,-36,-36,-36,
-36,-36,-36,-36,0,-36,-36,-36,-36,-36,-36,-50,0,0,0,-51,-58,-162,-151,-180,
-180,-208,-175,-160,0,-207,-187,-1012,-974,-1435,-1330,-1944,-1935,-1866,-1788,
-1629,-1502,-1442,-1381,-1347,-1307,-928,-785,-5816,-662,-6525,-5197,-29975,
-29976,-29976,-29977,-29978,-29978,-29979,-29979,-29980,-29978,-29980,-29981,
-29982,-29980,-29980,-29978]} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 {
[%cal Ba2a3,Ba3a4,Ba4a5][%mdl 32]} Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. a4 h6 8. Nf3 Qc7 {
LiveBook: 82 Games} 9. Qd2 {C19: French: 3 Nc3 Bb4: Main line: 7 Nf3 and 7 a4}
(9. Bb5+ Bd7 10. Bd3 c4 11. Be2 a5 12. Ba3 Nc8 13. Nh4 Bxa4 14. g4 Bd7 15. f4
b5 16. O-O Qd8 {1-0 (26) Oparin,G (2616)-Morozevich,A (2676) Moscow 2016}) 9…
O-O $146 ({Predecessor:} 9… b6 10. Ba3 Ba6 11. Bxa6 Nxa6 12. O-O O-O 13. Qe2
Nb8 14. Nh4 Nd7 15. f4 f5 16. Kh1 Rf7 {1/2-1/2 (35) Strnad,J (1980)-Pick,S
(2105) Klatovy 2017}) 10. Bd3 b6 11. a5 {The position is equal.} Ba6 12. O-O
Bxd3 13. cxd3 {White wants to play axb6.} Nd7 14. h4 Nc6 15. axb6 axb6 16. Rb1
Ra4 {[%cal Rc5d4]} 17. Qf4 Ne7 18. Bd2 Qc6 19. h5 Rfa8 20. Rfc1 Ra2 21. Be3 Qa4
22. Nh4 Rc2 23. Qg3 Kf8 24. dxc5 (24. f4 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 24… Rxc1+
25. Rxc1 bxc5 ({Black should play} 25… Nxc5 $15 26. d4 Nb3) 26. d4 $11 Rc8
27. Rb1 Qc2 28. Rb7 (28. Rc1 $15 Qd3 29. Bf4) 28… cxd4 (28… Rd8 $1 $17 {
next …Qd1+ is good for Black.} 29. Kh2 (29. dxc5 Qd1+ 30. Kh2 Qxh5 $17) 29…
Qxc3) 29. cxd4 ({Much worse is} 29. Bxd4 Qd1+ 30. Kh2 Qxh5 $17) 29… Qd1+ 30.
Kh2 $132 {[%mdl 2048] White is not keeping still} Qxh5 {Strongly threatening ..
.Nxe5!} 31. Qh3 $1 {Black must now prevent g4.} ({Don’t blunder} 31. Rxd7 $2
Nf5 $17) 31… g5 {aiming for …g4.} 32. g4 $1 {[%cal Rg4h5]} Qxh4 33. Qxh4
gxh4 34. Rxd7 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} h5 35. gxh5 Nf5 36. h6 Kg8 37. Kh3
Rf8 38. Kg4 Kh7 39. Ra7 Kg6 40. Ra1 Rc8 41. Ra7 Rg8 42. Ra1 Kh7+ 43. Kh3 Rb8
44. Ra7 Kg6 45. Kg4 Rb1 46. Kh3 Rh1+ 47. Kg2 Rb1 (47… Re1 $11) 48. Kh3 $1 $15
Rb3 49. h7 {[#]} ({Only move:} 49. Kg4 $15) 49… Rb8 $1 $19 ({Don’t play}
49… Kxh7 50. Rxf7+ Kg6 51. Rf8 $11) 50. Ra1 Kxh7 51. Rg1 Rg8 52. Ra1 Rb8 53.
Rg1 $1 {[#]} Rb3 $1 54. Kg4 $2 (54. Rg4) 54… Nxe3+ 55. fxe3 Rxe3 56. Kxh4 {
KR-KR} Re4+ 57. Kg5 Rxd4 58. Kf6 Rf4+ 59. Ke7 Rf5 60. Kd6 Kh6 61. Ke7 Kh5 62.
Rg8 Kh4 (62… Rxe5 $142 63. Kxf7 d4) 63. Rg7 Rxe5 64. Kxf7 d4 {[%cal Bd5d4,
Bd4d3][%mdl 32] Black mates.} 65. Kf6 Re3 66. Rg1 e5 67. Kf5 Kh3 68. Rg6 Kh2
69. Rg4 d3 70. Rg6 e4 71. Rd6 Kg3 {Precision: White = 32%, Black = 64%.} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “15”]
[White “So, Wesley”]
[Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A04”]
[WhiteElo “2856”]
[BlackElo “2837”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “65”]
[EventDate “2018.06.16”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,65,18,18,11,18,22,14,3,6,3,4,4,4,9,11,8,4,10,6,0,4,4,4,6,8,8,10,10,
10,10,20,20,20,12,14,0,0,0,0,1,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3
e5 4. e3 Nf6 5. Be2 d5 6. d4 exd4 7. exd4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 {A34: Englische
Eröffnung (Symmetrische Variante)} dxc4 9. Nxc6 Qxd1+ {LiveBook: 22 Partien.
Die Stellung ist ausgeglichen.} 10. Kxd1 {[#] Und Lf3 würde nun gewinnen.} (10.
Nxd1 bxc6 11. Bxc4 Bd6 12. O-O O-O 13. b3 Rd8 14. Bg5 h6 15. Bh4 Bf5 {1-0 (55)
Andreikin,D (2712)-Grischuk,A (2772) Huaian 2017}) 10… bxc6 11. Bxc4 Bg4+ 12.
Kc2 Bf5+ 13. Bd3 Bxd3+ 14. Kxd3 O-O-O+ 15. Kc2 Bc5 16. f3 $146 Nd5 17. Nxd5
Rxd5 18. Bd2 Rhd8 19. Bc3 Bd4 20. Bxd4 Rxd4 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endspiel KTT-KTT}
21. Rad1 Kc7 22. Rxd4 Rxd4 {KT-KT} 23. Re1 Kd7 24. Re5 Ra4 25. a3 g6 26. g3 Kd6
27. Re8 Ra5 28. Rd8+ Ke6 29. Rd4 Rf5 30. Rd3 h5 31. Rc3 Kd6 32. Rd3+ Ke6 33.
Rc3 {Precision: Weiß = 61%, Schwarz = 83%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “15”]
[White “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Black “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B06”]
[WhiteElo “2817”]
[BlackElo “2878”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “98”]
[EventDate “2018.06.16”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,98,67,72,68,15,40,39,64,72,92,27,35,14,14,8,41,0,18,54,39,50,33,27,0,
0,0,-29,-20,-184,107,-14,46,-245,782,775,770,778,744,739,634,610,866,881,876,
879,797,435,408,0,770,0,387,400,389,358,380,-8,-11,-452,-398,-588,-625,-771,
-784,-759,-758,-730,-672,-695,-677,-2148,-1877,-12837,-12837,-12836,-12835,
-12839,-12839,-12839,-12838]} 1. e4 d6 2. d4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. f4 a6 5. Nf3 b5
6. Bd3 Nd7 7. a4 {B06: Modern Defence} (7. e5 c5 8. Be4 Rb8 9. Be3 b4 10. Ne2
Nh6 11. dxc5 Nxc5 12. Bxc5 dxc5 13. Bc6+ Bd7 14. Qd5 Rc8 15. Bxd7+ Qxd7 16.
Qxd7+ Kxd7 {1-0 (41) Yu,Y (2760)-Adhiban,B (2655) chess.com INT 2018}) 7… b4
8. Ne2 c5 9. c3 Bb7 10. O-O Ngf6 {[%cal Bg8f6,Bf6d5,Bd5b4][%mdl 32]} 11. e5 {
LiveBook: 4 Games} Nd5 12. Bd2 $146 (12. Ng5 $14 Bh6 13. e6 fxe6 14. Nxh7 $1 {
[%mdl 512]} (14. Nxe6 Qc8 $16)) ({Predecessor:} 12. e6 fxe6 13. Ng5 Nf8 14. Qc2
cxd4 {0-1 (33) Baltic,F (2210)-Miroshnichenko,P (2294) Warsaw 2017}) 12… bxc3
13. bxc3 cxd4 14. cxd4 O-O 15. Ng3 (15. Ng5 $16) 15… a5 16. Kh1 Nb4 17. Be4
d5 18. Bb1 $1 Ba6 19. Re1 e6 20. f5 exf5 21. Nxf5 gxf5 22. Bxf5 h6 $1 {With
the idea …Bc8.} 23. Ra3 Bc8 {And now …Nb6 would win.} 24. Ng5 $2 (24. Bb1
$11 {and White stays safe.}) 24… Nb6 $2 (24… hxg5 $19 25. Qh5 Nf6 26. exf6
Bxf5 27. fxg7 Kxg7) 25. Bh7+ (25. Qg4 $16) 25… Kh8 $14 {…Nc4 is the strong
threat.} 26. Qh5 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (26. Bb1 $1 $14 Ra7 27. Rg3) 26… f6 $4 {
[%mdl 8192]} (26… Nc4 $19 27. Rg3 Nxd2 28. Nxf7+ Rxf7 29. Qxf7 Qf8 30. Qxf8+
Bxf8 31. Rg8+ Kxh7 32. Rxf8 Kg7) 27. exf6 $18 Qxf6 28. Rf3 Bg4 29. Qxg4 Qxd4
30. Nf7+ Kxh7 31. Qf5+ Kg8 32. Nxh6+ Kh8 33. Nf7+ Kg8 ({And not} 33… Rxf7 34.
Qh5+ Bh6 35. Rxf7 Qxd2 36. Rh7+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kxh7 37. Re7+ Kh8 38. Qe5+ Kg8
39. Qe6+ Kh8 40. Qf6+ Kg8 41. Qg6+ Kh8 42. Qh7#) 34. Nh6+ (34. Bc3 $142 Qxc3
35. Rxc3 Rxf7 36. Qg6) 34… Kh8 35. Nf7+ Kg8 $1 ({Inferior is} 35… Rxf7 36.
Qh5+ Bh6 37. Rxf7 Qxd2 {[#]} 38. Rh7+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Kxh7 39. Re7+ Kh8 40.
Qe5+ Kg8 41. Qe6+ Kh8 42. Qf6+ Kg8 43. Qg6+ Kh8 44. Qh7#) 36. Bc3 Qxc3 37. Rxc3
Rxf7 38. Qe6 $2 ({Better is} 38. Qg5 $18 Nd7 39. Rf3) 38… Bxc3 $11 39. Rf1 $2
{[%mdl 8192]} (39. Qg6+ $1 $11 {and White is okay.} Bg7 40. Qxb6) 39… Raf8
40. g4 (40. Rf3 {was called for.} Nxa4 41. Rxf7 Rxf7 42. h4) 40… Nd7 $19 {
Black is clearly winning.} 41. g5 Nc5 $1 {[%csl LRa4,LRe6]} 42. Qg6+ Bg7 43.
Rxf7 Rxf7 44. h4 Nbd3 45. h5 Nf4 46. Qc6 Ne4 47. h6 Bf8 48. g6 Rf6 49. h7+ Kh8
{Precision: White = 40%, Black = 54%.} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “15”]
[White “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Black “Giri, Anish”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A01”]
[WhiteElo “2816”]
[BlackElo “2799”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “53”]
[EventDate “2018.06.16”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,53,0,0,-6,0,0,0,0,-2,0,0,-4,0,8,30,30,30,25,26,30,33,30,46,43,34,29,
33,30,159,157,250,247,252,249,243,16,439,430,624,608,865,865,845,830,3420,2900]
} 1. b3 e5 2. Bb2 Nc6 3. e3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Bd6 5. Na3 e4 6. Nc4 {A01:
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Opening} Be7 7. Bxc6 bxc6 8. Ne2 {The position is equal.} a5
$146 ({Predecessor:} 8… O-O 9. O-O a5 10. d3 a4 11. Ng3 d5 12. Ne5 Qe8 13.
dxe4 Nxe4 {1/2-1/2 (30) Rapport,R (2702)-Karjakin,S (2785) Wijk aan Zee 2017})
9. O-O a4 10. d3 exd3 11. cxd3 axb3 (11… O-O {looks sharper.} 12. bxa4 c5 13.
Rc1 Re8 14. Nf4 d5) 12. axb3 Rxa1 13. Qxa1 O-O 14. e4 c5 15. Ng3 d6 16. Ne3 g6
17. f4 {[%cal Bf2f4,Bf4f5][%mdl 32]} d5 18. f5 {e5 is the strong threat.} dxe4
(18… d4 $1 $11 19. Nc4 Nd7) 19. dxe4 $16 {[%cal Bd3e4,Be4d5,Bd5d6][%mdl 32]}
Qd3 (19… c4 $16) 20. Rf3 $18 ({Stronger than} 20. Bxf6 Bxf6 21. Qxf6 Qxe3+
22. Kh1 Bd7 $11) 20… Qa6 21. Qc1 Bb7 {[#] intending …Rd8.} 22. Qc3 $2 (22.
Nc4 $1 $18) 22… h5 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (22… Rd8 $1 $11 {and Black stays
safe.}) 23. Nd5 $1 {[%mdl 512] White is clearly winning.} Bxd5 (23… Bd8 $142
24. Nxf6+ Qxf6 25. Qxf6 Bxf6) 24. exd5 Qb6 {[#]} 25. Ne4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} c4+ (
25… Nxe4 26. Qh8#) 26. Kf1 Kg7 27. d6 {Precision: White = 71%, Black = 40%.}
1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “15”]
[White “Aronian, Levon”]
[Black “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B89”]
[WhiteElo “2809”]
[BlackElo “2831”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “99”]
[EventDate “2018.06.16”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 27,99,0,57,0,12,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,91,107,237,22,32,31,28,2,
6,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,78,78,186,91,154,71,176,0,151,77,171,171,169,
164,197,202,202,202,202,202,377,377,362,362,29970,29971,29954,12847,12847,
10111]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Nge2 Nc6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nf6 6. Bc4 e6 7. Be3
Be7 8. Qe2 a6 9. O-O-O Qc7 10. Bb3 O-O 11. g4 Nxd4 12. Rxd4 b5 13. g5 Nd7 14.
Rg1 Re8 {LiveBook: 5 Games. B89: Sicilian: Velimirovic Attack} ({Black should
try} 14… Nc5 $11) (14… Nc5 15. e5 d5 16. Kb1 Nxb3 17. axb3 Qxe5 18. Qd3 g6
19. Rh4 Bb7 20. Bd4 Qf5 21. Qg3 e5 22. Bxe5 Bxg5 23. Qxg5 Qxg5 24. Rxg5 {
1-0 (57) Dgebuadze,A (2544)-Boensch,U (2530) Germany 2012}) 15. Rg3 (15. f4 $14
) 15… Bb7 16. Rh3 g6 {The position is equal.} 17. f4 Nc5 18. f5 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 18. Qg4 Nxb3+ 19. axb3 f5 20. exf5 exf5 21. Qd1 Bf8 22. Nd5 Bxd5
23. Rxd5 {1-0 (48) Jimenez,J (2195)-Szmukler,R (2136) Buenos Aires 2004}) 18…
Nxb3+ 19. axb3 exf5 20. Qf2 $1 b4 21. Nd5 Bxd5 22. Rxd5 Qc6 (22… fxe4 23.
Rxh7 Bxg5 24. Bxg5 $18) 23. Rd4 d5 ({Don’t go for} 23… fxe4 $2 24. Rxh7 $3 {
[%mdl 512]} f5 25. Qh4 $18) (23… a5 $11 {remains equal.}) 24. exf5 $16 ({
Of course not} 24. exd5 Qd7 $11) 24… Bc5 {[#]} (24… Rac8 $16) 25. Qh4 $1 {
[%mdl 512]} h5 $1 $11 26. gxh6 Kh7 $1 27. fxg6+ fxg6 {…Rac8 is the strong
threat.} 28. Qf2 Rf8 $1 {[%cal Rf8f2]} 29. Rf3 $1 {[%cal Rf3f7] Threatening
mate with Rf7+.} Rxf3 30. Qxf3 $40 {[%mdl 128] White wants to mate with Qf7+.
White has some attack.} Qe6 {White must now prevent …Rf8.} 31. Rd3 Rf8 32.
Qg3 Rf1+ 33. Kd2 Bd6 34. Qg2 Rf5 35. Kc1 Bf8 (35… Re5 $11 36. Qf3 Rf5) 36.
Kb1 $16 Rh5 (36… Be7 $16) 37. Bd2 (37. Bg5 $1 $18 {is the precise move to
win.}) 37… Qe5 (37… Rf5 $142) 38. Qf3 ({White should play} 38. Qf2 Bxh6 39.
Bxb4) 38… Qf5 (38… Rf5 $16 39. Qg2 Bxh6) 39. Qe3 $2 (39. Qg3 $18 Qf1+ 40.
Ka2) 39… Qf7 $2 (39… Qf1+ $1 $11 40. Be1 Bxh6 41. Qe7+ Bg7) 40. Qe2 ({
Better is} 40. Qg1) 40… a5 (40… Rf5 $16 {was worth a try.}) 41. Rf3 $18 Rf5
{[#]} 42. Rxf5 $1 gxf5 43. Qa6 f4 44. Qd3+ ({Worse is} 44. Qxa5 f3 $11) 44…
Kg8 {[#]} 45. h7+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Qxh7 $2 (45… Kh8) 46. Qxd5+ Kh8 47. Bxf4 {
Threatens to win with Be5+.} Qh3 $2 (47… Qg6 $18 48. Qxa5 Qe4 49. Qh5+ Kg8
50. Qg5+ Kf7) 48. Be5+ Bg7 49. Qd8+ Kh7 50. Qe7 {Precision: White = 43%, Black
= 34%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “15”]
[White “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Black “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E32”]
[WhiteElo “2757”]
[BlackElo “2818”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “126”]
[EventDate “2018.06.16”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,126,-38,-52,12,-4,-4,-6,8,-8,4,-37,6,-29,-14,-33,0,-8,-9,-85,-51,-72,
-37,-116,-71,-85,-93,-109,-94,-101,45,50,62,-86,0,-11,-25,0,-21,-83,-96,-131,
-58,-59,0,-16,4,0,103,93,165,95,146,-12,-1,-5,0,0,1,-93,-84,-236,-239,-239,
-239,-220,-231,-234,-202,-272,-293,-345,-345,-472,-463,-410,-397,-391,-147,
-359,-133,-136,-130,-129,0,-8,-8,-8,1054,1102,6116,5808,5422,144,144,140,54,0,
8,0,8,8,8,8,8,7,8,8,29977,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5.
Nf3 c5 6. e3 b6 7. Bd3 {E38: Nimzo-Indian: Classical: 4…c5} Bb7 8. Bd2 cxd4
9. Nxd4 {LiveBook: 3 Games. Black is slightly better.} Nc6 (9… Bxg2 $15 10.
Rg1 Bb7) 10. Nxc6 $11 Bxc6 11. a3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. e4 Qb8 12. h3 Bc5
13. O-O Qe5 14. Rae1 Rac8 15. Kh1 {0-1 (27) Aronian,L (2801)-Carlsen,M (2802)
Moscow 2010}) 11… Be7 (11… Bxg2 $6 12. Rg1 $16) 12. e4 Qc7 13. f4 d6 14.
O-O-O Rac8 15. Rhe1 Nd7 16. Kb1 Nc5 17. Be2 (17. Be3 $11) 17… Bf6 18. Bf3 $1
a6 19. g4 (19. Rc1 $15) 19… b5 20. cxb5 axb5 21. g5 Bd4 22. Ne2 e5 (22… Bf2
$17 23. Rf1 Qb7) 23. Bb4 $14 Ne6 $1 24. Bg4 (24. f5 $14 {stays ahead.} Nxg5 25.
Nxd4 exd4 26. Bg2) 24… Bf2 (24… Bc5 $17) 25. Rf1 (25. Bxd6 Qb7 $17) 25…
Qb7 (25… Bb7 $2 26. Qxc7 Bxe4+ 27. Ka2 $18) 26. Nc3 Bd4 27. Bxe6 (27. Bxd6 $2
Bxc3 28. Bf5 Nd4 $19) (27. Rfe1 $1 $11) 27… fxe6 $17 28. Qb3 Bxc3 ({Black
should play} 28… Bxe4+ $17 29. Ka1 Bg2 30. Qxe6+ Qf7 31. Qxf7+ Rxf7 32. Nxb5
Bxf1 33. Rxf1 Be3 34. Nxd6 Rxf4) 29. Qxe6+ $15 Kh8 30. Bxc3 Bxe4+ (30… Rxf4
$6 31. Qxd6 Qb8 32. Qxb8 $16 (32. Qxe5 Bxe4+ 33. Ka2 Qxe5 $16) (32. Bxe5 Qxd6
33. Bxd6 Bxe4+ 34. Ka2 Rxf1 $16)) 31. Ka1 d5 ({Not} 31… Rxf4 $2 32. Rxf4 exf4
33. Rxd6 $18) (31… exf4 $11 32. Rxd6 Bf5) 32. fxe5 $16 ({Worse is} 32. Qxe5
b4 $1 $17 {[%mdl 512]}) 32… Bf3 (32… Rfe8 $16 33. Qd6 b4 34. Qxb4 Qxb4 35.
Bxb4 Rxe5) 33. Bb4 (33. Rde1 $18) 33… Rfe8 (33… Bxd1 $142 34. Rxf8+ Rxf8
35. Bxf8 Bh5) 34. Qf5 $2 (34. Qxe8+ $1 $16 Rxe8 35. Rxf3) 34… Bxd1 $11 35.
Rxd1 Qc6 36. h4 Qc4 37. g6 (37. e6 $11 {remains equal.}) 37… Qe4 38. Qxe4 $2
(38. Qd7 $17) 38… dxe4 $17 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRB} 39. Bd6 hxg6 40. Re1
Rc4 41. b3 Rd4 42. Kb2 Rc8 43. b4 Rd2+ 44. Kb3 Rd3+ 45. Kb2 Rc4 46. Bc5 Rd2+ $2
(46… e3 $19 {Hoping for …Rd2+.} 47. Rxe3 Rxe3 48. Bxe3 Kg8) 47. Kb3 $2 (47.
Kb1 $17) 47… Rdc2 $2 (47… Kg8 $1 $19 48. e6 Rd3+ 49. Kb2 e3 50. Rxe3 Rxe3
51. Bxe3 Rxh4) 48. Re3 Kg8 49. e6 Rc1 (49… Rd2 $17 {Threatens to win with …
Rd3+.} 50. e7 (50. a4 $2 Rd3+ 51. Rxd3 exd3 $19) 50… Kf7) 50. a4 bxa4+ 51.
Kxa4 Rf1 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (51… Rxc5 $11 52. bxc5 Rxc5) 52. Kb5 $18 Rcc1 53.
Rxe4 Rce1 54. Be3 $2 (54. Rxe1 $1 $18 {is the precise move to win.} Rxe1 55. e7
) 54… Kf8 $16 {[#]} 55. Kc6 $1 {[%cal Rc6d7] aiming for Kd7.} Ke8 56. Kd5 (
56. Kd6 $1 $14) 56… Rf3 $132 {[%mdl 2048] Black is fighting back} 57. Bd4
Rxe4 58. Kxe4 $11 {KR-KB} Rh3 59. b5 {Kd5 is the strong threat.} Rxh4+ 60. Kd5
Rh1 61. b6 Rb1 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (61… Rd1 $11) 62. Kc6 $2 (62. Bc5 $1 {
mates} g5 63. Kc6 Rb2 64. b7 Kd8 65. Bb6+ Ke7 66. b8=Q Rxb6+ 67. Qxb6) 62…
Ke7 63. b7 {[#]} Rxb7 $1 {[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 30%, Black = 26%.}
1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “16”]
[White “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Black “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A05”]
[WhiteElo “2878”]
[BlackElo “2757”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “75”]
[EventDate “2018.06.16”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,75,9,26,22,39,39,50,29,58,54,50,55,51,50,63,67,92,74,79,75,80,64,75,
75,72,75,90,93,89,92,89,99,101,103,111,113,120,110,106,99,124,124,122,124,120,
124,133,128,133,85,141,91,216,218,287,288,275,260,558,556,556,572,570,558,768,
768,840,834]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. b3 g6 3. Bb2 Bg7 4. e3 O-O 5. d4 c5 6. dxc5 {
A48: 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 g6: Torre, London and Colle Systems} (6. d5 b5 7. Be2 Qa5+
8. c3 Bb7 9. a4 Nxd5 10. axb5 Qb6 11. O-O a6 12. bxa6 Nxa6 13. Qc2 Nab4 {
1/2-1/2 (84) Nakamura,H (2785)-Grischuk,A (2761) Paris 2017}) 6… Qa5+ 7. c3
Qxc5 8. Ba3 {White is slightly better.} Qb6 9. Bxe7 Re8 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. Be2
$146 ({Predecessor:} 11. Bc4 d5 12. Qxd5 Be6 13. Qb5 Nc6 {1-0 (32) Rajnak,D
(2149)-Varga,L (2103) Slovakia 2017}) 11… Nc6 12. O-O a5 13. Nd4 d5 14. Na3
Bd7 15. Rc1 a4 {[#] Hoping for …axb3.} 16. Nac2 axb3 17. axb3 Rec8 18. Bf3
Be6 19. Nxe6 fxe6 20. c4 Ne5 21. Nd4 {[%cal Bc2d4,Bd4f3,Bf3d2,Bd2f3][%mdl 32]}
dxc4 22. bxc4 {Rb1 is the strong threat.} Nxf3+ 23. Nxf3 ({Of course not} 23.
gxf3 $6 Ra5 $14) 23… Rc6 24. Rb1 Qc7 25. Qb3 b6 26. h3 Ra5 27. Rfd1 Rac5 28.
Nd2 Be7 29. Ra1 Ra5 (29… Rd6 $142) 30. Ra4 Qe5 {[#]} (30… Rd6 $16 {keeps
fighting.}) 31. Nf3 $1 $18 {[%cal Rf3e5]} Qc5 32. Rd7 Rc7 33. Rxa5 bxa5 $2 (
33… Qxa5 {was necessary.} 34. Rxc7 Qa1+ 35. Kh2 (35. Ne1 Qxe1+ 36. Kh2 Bd6+
37. f4 Bxc7 $11) 35… Bd6+ 36. g3 Bxc7) 34. Qb8+ {White is clearly winning.}
Rc8 35. Qb7 Re8 36. Rc7 Qd6 {Threatens to win with …Qd1+.} 37. c5 Qd8 38. Rd7
{Precision: White = 79%, Black = 58%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “16”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Black “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A28”]
[WhiteElo “2837”]
[BlackElo “2816”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “101”]
[EventDate “2018.06.16”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 14,101,4,-2,12,12,12,8,8,11,6,7,8,8,15,22,18,11,16,2,22,22,83,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,11,11,24,23,25,16,19,6,23,0,26,21,50,35,35,18,42,19,31,6,0,4,42,41,52,40,
49,45,81,81,64,31,31,29,43,30,42,20,42,12,53,0,15,0,0,0,0,0,0,-8,-8,-8,-8,-191,
-21,-13,-8,-8,29981,29982]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. e3 Bb4 5. Qc2
Bxc3 6. Qxc3 Qe7 7. Be2 O-O 8. O-O {LiveBook: 12 Games. A28: English Opening:
Four Knights Variation} (8. d4 exd4 9. Nxd4 Ne4 10. Qc2 Nxd4 11. exd4 d5 12.
O-O Bf5 13. Qd1 dxc4 14. Bxc4 c6 15. f3 Nd6 16. Re1 Qf6 17. b3 Nxc4 18. bxc4 c5
19. Be3 cxd4 20. Bxd4 Qc6 {1/2-1/2 (20) Karapchanski,D (2534)-Scherer,R (2607)
ICCF email 2010}) 8… e4 9. Nd4 Nxd4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9… Ne5 10. f4 exf3
11. Nxf3 d6 12. d3 Bg4 13. Kh1 Rae8 14. e4 h6 15. b4 b6 {1-0 (40) Blahacek,
E-Cecil,P Czechoslovakia 1984}) 10. Qxd4 {The position is equal.} c5 11. Qc3 d5
12. b3 Rd8 13. d4 exd3 14. Bxd3 Be6 15. Bb2 dxc4 16. bxc4 Rd7 17. Bc2 Rad8 {[#]
} (17… a6 $11 {remains equal.}) 18. Rad1 (18. f4 $1 $16) 18… Rxd1 $11 19.
Rxd1 Rxd1+ 20. Bxd1 Qd7 21. Be2 (21. Bb3 {seems wilder.} b6 22. h3 h6 23. e4
Ne8 24. Qc2) 21… Ne8 22. e4 f6 23. e5 fxe5 24. Qxe5 b6 25. h4 h6 26. Qb8 Kh7
27. Qf4 Nd6 28. g4 Kg8 29. Be5 Nf7 30. Bc3 Nd6 31. g5 hxg5 32. hxg5 Qe7 33. Bd3
Ne8 34. Qh4 Kf8 35. Be5 Bf7 36. Qf4 {Strongly threatening g6.} Kg8 37. Kh2 Qe6
38. Bf1 Qd7 39. Be2 Qe6 40. Kg3 Qd7 41. Kh4 Qe6 42. a4 ({Better is} 42. Bd3 $14
) 42… Qd7 43. Qe4 Nd6 44. Bxd6 Qxd6 45. f4 Bg6 (45… g6 {looks sharper.} 46.
Bd3 Qd7 47. Bc2 Kg7 48. Qe5+ Kg8) 46. Qd5+ Qxd5 47. cxd5 Kf7 {Threatens to win
with …Ke7.} 48. Bg4 $2 (48. Kg4 $11 {and White has nothing to worry.} Bc2 49.
f5) 48… Be4 $2 ({Black should try} 48… Ke7 $19 {And now …c4 would win.}
49. f5 Bf7) 49. d6 {[%cal Bd5d6,Bd6d7][%mdl 32]} c4 50. f5 c3 $2 {[%mdl 8192]
[#]} (50… Bc6 $11) 51. d7 {Precision: White = 36%, Black = 44%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “16”]
[White “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Black “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A37”]
[WhiteElo “2831”]
[BlackElo “2817”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “87”]
[EventDate “2018.06.16”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,87,4,6,8,17,19,0,26,25,29,25,33,5,8,0,6,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,5,5,18,5,
24,6,53,53,100,0,0,0,9,8,8,0,8,8,8,8,33,28,45,32,83,53,87,117,141,53,51,46,54,
71,606,552,29967,29968,29970,29971,29971,29972,29971,10291,29975,29977,29973,
29974]} 1. c4 c5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 d6 6. O-O Bf5 7. d3 {
A37: Symmetrical English vs …g6: 4 Bg2 Bg7 5 Nf3} (7. h3 Qd7 8. Kh2 Nf6 9. d3
h6 10. e4 Be6 11. Be3 g5 12. Ng1 g4 13. h4 O-O 14. Nge2 Qd8 {0-1 (55) Caruana,
F (2822)-So,W (2778) Stavanger 2018}) 7… Qd7 8. Bd2 Nf6 9. Nd5 {LiveBook: 3
Games. The position is equal.} Nxd5 10. cxd5 Nd4 11. Nxd4 $146 ({Predecessor:}
11. Ne1 Bh3 12. e3 Bxg2 13. Nxg2 Nb5 14. Qb3 b6 {1-0 (55) Zichichi,A (2340)
-Malakhov,V (2535) Italy 1996}) 11… Bxd4 (11… cxd4 {seems wilder.} 12. Qb3
O-O 13. a4 h5 14. Rfc1 Rfc8) 12. Bc3 Bxc3 13. bxc3 O-O 14. h4 b5 15. Qd2 a5 16.
a3 Bh3 17. Rfb1 {next Bxh3 is good for White.} Rab8 18. Rb2 Bxg2 19. Kxg2 Rb7
20. e4 Rfb8 21. h5 Qd8 22. hxg6 hxg6 23. d4 b4 {Black wants to play …bxc3.}
24. axb4 axb4 25. c4 (25. Rh1 $16 {Qh6 would kill now.} Qf8 26. dxc5 dxc5 27.
cxb4) 25… cxd4 $11 26. Qxd4 (26. Rab1 {with more complications.} Qc8 27. Qxd4
e5 28. dxe6 Qxe6 29. Rb3) 26… Qf8 27. Rb3 Qg7 28. Qxg7+ Kxg7 {[%mdl 4096]
Endgame KRR-KRR} 29. Ra4 Rb6 30. Kf3 Kf6 31. Ke3 R6b7 32. f4 g5 (32… e5 $14)
33. Kd4 gxf4 34. gxf4 Rb6 35. c5 (35. Ra7 $16) 35… dxc5+ $14 36. Kxc5 {
[%cal Ra4b4]} e5 37. f5 {[%cal Bf4f5,Bf5f6][%mdl 32]} Ke7 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (
37… Rb5+ $16 38. Kc4 R5b7) 38. Ra7+ $18 Ke8 39. Rh3 {[%cal Rh3h8]} Kf8 {[#]}
40. f6 $1 {[%cal Rh3h8][%mdl 512]} Kg8 (40… Rxf6 41. Rh8+) 41. d6 Rb5+ 42.
Kc4 (42. Kc6 $142 R5b6+ 43. Kc7 b3 44. Ra1 R8b7+ 45. Kc8 Rb8+ 46. Kd7 R8b7+ 47.
Ke8 Rb8+ 48. Ke7 R8b7+ 49. d7 Re6+ 50. Kd8 Rxf6 51. Rg1+ Rg6 52. Kc8 Rxd7 53.
Rxg6+ fxg6 54. Kxd7) 42… R5b7 43. Rxb7 Rxb7 44. Rd3 {Precision: White = 54%,
Black = 46%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “16”]
[White “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Black “So, Wesley”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A00”]
[WhiteElo “2818”]
[BlackElo “2856”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “142”]
[EventDate “2018.06.16”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 13,142,-26,-24,-33,-34,-39,-45,-69,-69,-118,-98,-112,-114,-105,-105,
-147,-127,-128,-55,-70,-83,-120,-68,-84,-77,-100,-96,-156,-124,-121,-113,-122,
-128,-131,-108,-121,-99,-219,0,-67,-63,-61,-55,-155,-155,-362,-34,-34,-34,-34,
-34,-34,-34,-34,-34,-34,-34,-34,-34,-34,-34,-34,-34,-34,-34,-34,-33,-33,-33,
-34,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-34,-34,-34,-34,-34,-34,-34,-34,-34,-34,-34,
-33,-34,0,-34,-34,-34,-34,-34,-34,-34,0,-34,-34,-34,-34,-34,-25,-34,-34,-34,
-33,-33,-28,-115,-115,-115,-109,-108,0,0,0,-109,0,0,0,0,0,-103,0,0,0,-29991,
-29992]} 1. g3 c5 2. Bg2 g6 3. e4 Bg7 4. Ne2 Nc6 5. c3 e5 6. O-O Nge7 7. d3 {
B20: Sizilianisch} (7. Na3 O-O 8. Nc2 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. d4 exd4 11. cxd4 cxd4
12. Nexd4 Re8 13. Nb5 a6 14. Nbd4 Nxd4 15. Nxd4 {0-1 (56) Demchenko,A (2514)
-Kokarev,D (2612) Voronezh 2010}) 7… d5 {LiveBook: 6 Partien} 8. a4 O-O 9.
Na3 {Schwarz steht etwas besser.} Be6 10. Qc2 Qd7 11. Rd1 $146 ({Vorgänger:}
11. exd5 Bxd5 12. f3 Na5 13. c4 Be6 14. Be3 b6 {1-0 (41) Villeneuve,A (2240)
-Grimberg,G (2275) Paris 1987}) 11… Bh3 12. Be3 Bxg2 13. Kxg2 b6 14. d4 cxd4
15. cxd4 dxe4 (15… f5 $17 {Und weiter mit …f4! wäre nett.} 16. exd5 Qxd5+
17. Kg1 Nxd4 18. Bxd4 exd4) 16. dxe5 $1 $15 Qf5 17. Nc4 Rad8 (17… Qf3+ $17
18. Kg1 Nf5) 18. Nd4 Nxd4 19. Bxd4 Nc6 20. Be3 (20. Bc3 $142) 20… Nxe5 ({
Finger weg von} 20… Bxe5 21. Nd2 $17) 21. Nxe5 Bxe5 22. a5 bxa5 23. Re1 Rb8 {
…Tfc8 ist eine echte Drohung.} 24. Rxa5 Rxb2 25. Qc4 (25. Qc1 $17 {war
angesagt.}) 25… h5 $2 ({Bloß nicht} 25… Rc8 26. Qd5 $17) (25… Qf3+ $1 $19
26. Kh3 Bg7) 26. Kg1 (26. Bf4 $1 $11 Qg4 27. Rxe4 Bxf4 28. Rxf4) 26… Rc8 27.
Qd5 Re8 28. Qc6 {[#]} (28. Ra4 $15) 28… Reb8 $1 $17 29. Bf4 $2 (29. Qc4 $17)
29… e3 $2 (29… Rb1 $19 30. Rxe5 Rxe1+ 31. Kg2 Qc8 32. Qxc8+ Rxc8) 30. Bxe3
$15 {[#]} h4 $1 {[%mdl 512] Droht …Tb1 und aus.} 31. Bf4 (31. gxh4 Bxh2+)
31… Rb1 32. Raxe5 Qxe5 33. Bxe5 {Weiss droht Txb1 und Matt.} Rxe1+ 34. Kg2
Rxe5 {[%mdl 4096] Endspiel KD-KTT} 35. Qc7 Reb5 (35… Rbe8 {is more complex.}
36. Qxa7 Rh5 37. Qa2 Rd8 38. Qe2 Rd4) 36. Qxa7 hxg3 37. hxg3 Rb2 38. Kh3 Rd8
39. Qe7 Rc8 40. f4 Rb5 41. Kg4 Rh5 42. Qd7 Rb8 43. Qc7 Re8 44. Qd7 Ra8 45. Qc6
Ra3 {[%csl Gg6,Gh5][%cal Rf7f5]} 46. Qe8+ Kg7 {[%csl Gg6,Gh5][%cal Rf7f5]} 47.
Qe7 Rd3 48. Qb7 Rhd5 49. Qe7 Rc3 50. Kh4 Rh5+ 51. Kg4 Rd5 52. Kh4 Rc1 (52…
Rc4 {keeps more tension.} 53. Kg4 Rc8 54. Qb4 Rc2 55. Qe7 Rh2) 53. Kg4 Rg1 54.
Qa7 Rgd1 55. Qb7 R1d3 56. Qb2+ Kh7 57. Qb7 Rd7 58. Qb2 Re3 {Und …Tdd3 würde
nun gewinnen.} 59. Qf6 Re6 60. Qc3 Rd5 61. Qc7 Kg7 {Droht stark …Td3.} 62.
Kh4 (62. Qc3+ $11 {hält das Gleichgewicht.} Kh7 63. Qc7) 62… Re3 $17 {
Weiss muss nun …Tdd3 beachten.} 63. Qb7 Rdd3 64. Qb2+ Kg8 65. Qb8+ Kg7 66.
Qb2+ Kg8 67. Qb8+ Kh7 68. Qb7 Kg7 69. Qb2+ {[#]} f6 (69… Rc3 $1 $17 70. f5
Rxg3 71. fxg6 Rgd3) 70. Qb7+ $11 Kh6 71. Qb6 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (71. Qf7 $11 g5+
72. Kg4 Rxg3+ 73. Kf5 gxf4 74. Qf8+ Kh7 75. Qf7+ Rg7 76. Qh5+ Kg8 77. Qe8+ Kh7
78. Qh5+ Kg8 79. Qe8+ Kh7 80. Qh5+) 71… Rxg3 {Precision: Weiß = 55%, Schwarz
= 61%.} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “16”]
[White “Giri, Anish”]
[Black “Aronian, Levon”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C88”]
[WhiteElo “2799”]
[BlackElo “2809”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “58”]
[EventDate “2018.06.16”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 24,58,14,0,4,0,28,-162,-131,-179,-185,-170,-183,-412,-431,-431,-416,
-431,-412,-400,-360,-376,-356,-766,-766,-749,-564,-535,-528,-890,-890,-924,
-935,-918,-897,-843,-823]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7
6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. a4 b4 9. d4 d6 10. dxe5 Nxe5 11. Nxe5 {C88: Closed Ruy
Lopez: Anti-Marshall Systems} dxe5 12. Qe2 a5 13. Bg5 {[#] LiveBook: 3 Games.
The position is equal.} Ba6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13… Bc5 14. Nd2 h6 15. Bh4
Qe7 16. h3 Rd8 17. Nf3 Bb7 18. Bxf6 Qxf6 {1-0 (52) Navara,D (2726)-Grandelius,
N (2653) Germany 2017}) 14. Qf3 h6 {[%cal Bh7h6,Bh6g5][%mdl 32]} 15. Rd1 $2 (
15. Be3 $11 {and White stays safe.}) 15… hxg5 $19 16. Rxd8 Raxd8 17. h3 {[#]}
Bc5 $1 18. Bd5 $2 (18. c3) 18… Nxd5 19. exd5 {[#]} e4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 20. Qd1
(20. Qxe4 Rfe8) 20… e3 21. fxe3 Rfe8 22. Kh1 Rxe3 {Threatens to win with …
g4!} 23. Nd2 $2 (23. c4 Bxc4 24. Qc1 Rxd5 25. Nd2) 23… Rxd5 {Black is
clearly winning.} 24. Qc1 Rf5 25. Nb3 Bb6 26. Qd2 Bb7 {[%cal Re3h3]} 27. Kh2
Rd5 28. Qc1 Re2 {Hoping for …Rc5.} 29. Qf1 Rde5 {Precision: White = 22%,
Black = 87%.} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “17”]
[White “So, Wesley”]
[Black “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A41”]
[WhiteElo “2856”]
[BlackElo “2757”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “116”]
[EventDate “2018.06.16”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 12,116,54,62,64,59,56,61,59,52,97,20,22,35,33,30,13,33,34,33,31,6,18,16,
15,0,15,0,29,18,18,19,63,16,12,17,21,21,23,21,51,60,62,72,186,56,58,38,30,28,
36,33,33,33,37,36,26,30,32,0,0,0,0,0,0,-17,-18,-18,-18,-18,-8,-18,-18,-18,-18,
-59,-10,-175,-145,-860,-160,-71,-85,-962,-961,-868,-750,-747,-584,-905,-782,
-728,-508,-548,0,-12831,-12831,-12837,-12833,-12843,-12843,-12844,-12844,
-12845,-12845,-12845,-12846]} 1. d4 d6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 Bg4 5. e3 Nc6
6. Be2 Nf6 7. h3 {LiveBook: 17 Games} Bf5 {A41: 1 d4 d6: Tartakower System and
Modern Defence} (7… Bd7 8. b3 O-O 9. Bb2 e5 10. dxe5 dxe5 11. O-O e4 12. Nd2
Re8 13. a3 h5 14. Qc2 Bf5 15. Rfd1 Qe7 16. Nd5 Nxd5 17. cxd5 Bxb2 18. Qxb2 Ne5
19. Nc4 Rad8 20. Qxe5 {1/2-1/2 (20) Li,C (2724)-Matlakov,M (2704) Qinhuangdao
2018}) 8. d5 Nb8 9. Nd4 Bd7 {White is slightly better.} 10. O-O c5 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 10… O-O 11. e4 e5 12. Nb3 Qe7 13. Be3 b6 14. Nd2 a5 15. Qc2 {
1/2-1/2 (41) Stohl,I (2555)-Gazik,I (2455) Stary Smokovec 1991}) 11. dxc6 (11.
Nf3 $16) 11… Nxc6 $11 12. b3 O-O 13. Bb2 Rc8 14. Qd2 Qa5 15. Rfd1 Rfd8 16.
Bf3 Qg5 17. Kf1 Qh4 18. Kg1 Qg5 19. Kf1 h5 20. Nd5 Nxd5 21. Bxd5 e6 {Threatens
to win with …Bxd4.} 22. Bf3 a6 23. Ne2 Bxb2 24. Qxb2 Be8 25. Ng3 Qe7 26. Ne4
f5 27. Nf6+ Kf7 {[#]} (27… Kf8 $16 {was necessary.}) 28. Nxe8 (28. Nd5 $1 $18
{[%cal Rd5e7][%mdl 512]} Qf8 (28… exd5 29. Bxd5+) 29. Qf6+ Kg8 30. Qxe6+ Kh8
31. Rac1) 28… Rxe8 29. Rd2 Red8 30. Rad1 b5 31. Qa3 bxc4 32. bxc4 {[%cal
Rd2d6]} ({Don’t go for} 32. Rxd6 $2 Rxd6 33. Qxd6 Qxd6 $19) 32… Ne5 33. Be2
Rc6 34. Rd4 Qc7 {[%cal Re5c4]} 35. f4 (35. e4 {is interesting.} Nxc4 36. Qc1
Ne5 37. Qh6 f4 38. Rb4) 35… Nxc4 36. Bxc4 Rxc4 37. Rxd6 Rxd6 38. Qxd6 Qxd6
39. Rxd6 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KR-KR} Ra4 40. Rd2 h4 41. Kf2 Ra3 42. Kf3 Kf6 43.
Re2 g5 44. fxg5+ $2 (44. g3 $1 $11 {and White is okay.}) 44… Kxg5 $19 45. g3
$2 {[%mdl 8192]} (45. Rb2 $17) 45… e5 $2 (45… hxg3 $19 46. Kxg3 e5) 46.
gxh4+ $17 Kxh4 47. Kg2 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (47. Rb2 $17) 47… a5 $19 {[%cal
Ba6a5,Ba5a4,Ba4a3,Ba3a2][%mdl 32]} 48. Rf2 Kg5 49. Re2 a4 50. Kg3 f4+ 51. Kf2
fxe3+ 52. Rxe3 Rxa2+ 53. Kf3 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (53. Kg3 $11) 53… Kf5 {Black
is clearly winning.} 54. Rc3 a3 55. h4 Ra1 56. Kg2 a2 {( -> …Rg1+!)} 57. Ra3
e4 58. h5 Kg5 {Precision: White = 38%, Black = 69%.} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “17”]
[White “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Black “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B00”]
[WhiteElo “2831”]
[BlackElo “2878”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “92”]
[EventDate “2018.06.16”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,92,39,37,15,20,19,16,20,22,16,31,13,31,-30,-12,-18,-16,-37,-39,-40,
-48,-43,-46,-62,-53,-69,-47,-53,-8,-12,0,-7,-14,-23,0,0,20,-15,0,-3,47,21,32,0,
50,37,68,62,79,36,108,104,218,142,222,152,258,176,286,252,282,279,426,249,239,
96,90,89,88,87,75,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 d6 2. d4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4.
Bd3 Nc6 5. c3 e5 6. d5 {B06: Modern Defence} (6. dxe5 dxe5 7. O-O Nf6 8. Qc2
O-O 9. Re1 Qe7 10. Nbd2 Rd8 11. Bf1 Nh5 12. g3 Bg4 13. Bg2 Be6 14. b4 h6 15. a4
Qd7 {1/2-1/2 (65) Alekseev,E (2616)-Aronian,L (2805) Riadh 2017}) 6… Nce7 7.
c4 f5 8. Nc3 Nf6 9. h3 h6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9… O-O 10. Bd2 a6 11. Qe2 Bd7
12. Bc2 fxe4 13. Nxe4 Nxe4 14. Bxe4 {1/2-1/2 (22) Reuter,R (1866)-Zeltner,O
(1968) Germany 2005}) 10. Be3 O-O 11. Qe2 (11. O-O $14) 11… c6 12. dxc6 bxc6
13. Rd1 f4 14. Bc1 c5 $1 15. Bc2 Nc6 16. Nd5 g5 17. b3 Ne8 18. b4 cxb4 19. Ba4
Bb7 {[%cal Bc8b7,Bb7c6,Bc6a4][%mdl 32]} 20. Bxc6 Bxc6 21. Nxb4 Ba4 {[#] White
must now prevent …Qa5.} 22. Rd2 Rc8 23. O-O Bd7 24. Bb2 g4 25. hxg4 Bxg4 26.
Qd3 Bxf3 27. Qxf3 Kh7 28. Rc1 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White fights for an advantage.}
Qg5 29. Nd5 Nf6 ({Better is} 29… Rc6 $14) 30. Ba3 $16 Rcd8 (30… Ne8 $16)
31. Rcd1 Ng4 (31… Ne8 $16 32. Rd3 Rf7) 32. Nc7 {[#] aiming for Ne6.} ({
Don’t do} 32. Qh3 $6 Rf7 $16) 32… Qh5 (32… Rf6 $16 {might work better.} 33.
c5 (33. Bxd6 Qh5 $16) 33… Rg6) 33. Qh3 ({Not} 33. Bxd6 Qh2+ 34. Kf1 Qh4 $16)
33… Qg6 (33… Qxh3 $142 34. gxh3 Nf6) 34. Rxd6 $18 Rxd6 35. Rxd6 Rf6 (35…
Rb8 {is a better defense.} 36. Nb5 Qg5) 36. Rxf6 (36. c5 $142) 36… Nxf6 37.
f3 (37. Ne6 $18 {is more deadly.}) 37… Nxe4 $16 38. fxe4 Qb6+ 39. c5 Qxc7 40.
Qf5+ (40. Kh1 $16) 40… Kh8 $11 {The position is equal.} 41. Kh2 Qc6 $1 42.
Bb4 a5 43. Ba3 Kg8 44. Kh1 Kh8 45. Kh2 Kg8 46. Kh1 Kh8 {Precision: White = 39%,
Black = 29%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “17”]
[White “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Black “Giri, Anish”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C70”]
[WhiteElo “2817”]
[BlackElo “2799”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “71”]
[EventDate “2018.06.16”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,71,0,0,-1,44,29,31,29,35,27,20,31,22,17,7,0,0,9,29,0,54,33,12,12,27,
0,54,63,171,122,141,139,134,0,300,52,213,-55,0,0,0,0,-8,0,0,0,0,0,67,71,29995,
346]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 {[%cal Bf1b5,Bb5a4,Ba4b3][%mdl 32]} a6 4. Ba4
Nge7 5. O-O g6 6. c3 Bg7 7. d4 exd4 8. cxd4 b5 {C60: Ruy Lopez: Unusual Black
3rd moves and 3…g6} 9. Bb3 (9. Bc2 d5 10. exd5 Nxd5 11. Re1+ Be6 12. Bg5 Qd7
13. Nc3 O-O 14. Be4 Rae8 15. Bxd5 Bxd5 16. Ne5 Nxe5 17. dxe5 {1/2-1/2 (32)
Anand,V (2760)-Mamedyarov,S (2808) Stavanger 2018}) 9… O-O 10. Nc3 d6 11. h3
Na5 {LiveBook: 148 Games} 12. Re1 c5 13. Bd5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. dxc5 dxc5
14. Bg5 Qc7 15. Bd5 Bb7 16. Qc2 {1-0 (30) Denisov,V (2082)-Bit Narva,D (2036)
Uppsala 2015}) 13… Nxd5 14. Nxd5 Bb7 15. dxc5 dxc5 16. Bg5 f6 17. Bf4 {
Threatens to win with Bc7.} Rc8 18. Qc2 Rf7 $1 19. Rad1 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White
is pushing.} Rd7 {[%cal Rb7d5]} 20. Ne3 Kh8 (20… Qe8 $11) 21. Rxd7 (21. Qc3
$5 {[%cal Rd1d7]} Nc6 22. Rxd7 (22. Qxc5 Nd4 $11) 22… Qxd7 23. Nd5 $11 (23.
Qxc5 Ne5 $11)) 21… Qxd7 22. Ng4 h5 23. Ngh2 c4 (23… Nc4 $11) 24. e5 $1 $14
{[%cal Re5f6]} Qd3 ({Black should try} 24… Qf5 $1 $14 25. Qxf5 gxf5) 25. Qc1
$18 Nc6 {[#]} 26. exf6 $1 Bxf6 27. Re6 (27. Be5 $1 $16 Nxe5 28. Nxe5 Bxe5 29.
Rxe5) 27… Qf5 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (27… Nd4 $1 $11 28. Nxd4 Qxd4) 28. Rd6
$2 (28. Qe3 $1 $18) 28… Be7 $2 (28… Rf8 $1 $14) 29. Rd1 $2 ({White has to
play} 29. g4 $18 hxg4 30. hxg4) 29… Rd8 (29… Kg8 $15) 30. Rxd8+ $11 Bxd8
31. Bd2 Kg8 32. Qe1 Be7 33. Nf1 Qd7 34. Qe4 Kh7 (34… Qf5 $11 35. Qe3 Qf7) 35.
Qf4 $14 {Qf7+ would kill now.} Nd8 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (35… Kg8 $16) 36. Qh6+ {
Precision: White = 50%, Black = 31%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “17”]
[White “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Black “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A20”]
[WhiteElo “2816”]
[BlackElo “2818”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “107”]
[EventDate “2018.06.16”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,107,0,0,-19,6,-22,10,3,16,0,4,4,7,22,22,0,0,0,0,0,12,0,15,14,41,36,49,
42,106,43,39,7,71,50,31,0,0,0,0,0,0,-18,25,18,35,0,0,0,17,0,0,0,73,23,18,0,0,0,
203,0,0,0,0,0,23,10,229,218,201,182,303,303,307,304,398,397,406,412,626,598,
697,570,700,687,685,635,1085,1030,1052,1052,1016,829,1781,1798,2377,2172,29979,
29980,29980,1042]} 1. c4 e5 2. d3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 (4. a3 a5 5. e3 d5 6.
cxd5 Nxd5 7. Be2 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. Qc2 Be6 10. b3 f5 11. Bb2 Bf6 {0-1 (45)
Grischuk,A (2782)-Caruana,F (2799) Saint Louis 2017}) 4… Bb4+ 5. Nbd2 a5 6.
Bg2 {A20: Englische Eröffnung} O-O 7. O-O Re8 8. a3 {Die Stellung ist
ausgeglichen.} Bc5 $146 ({Vorgänger:} 8… Bxd2 9. Nxd2 a4 10. Nb1 d5 11. cxd5
Nxd5 12. Nc3 Nb6 {1/2-1/2 (63) Braga,F (2443)-Camarena Gimenez,R (2348) San
Sebastian 2004}) 9. b3 d5 10. cxd5 $1 Nxd5 11. Bb2 Bg4 12. Qc2 Ba7 13. e3 Qd7
14. Ne4 Rad8 15. Nc5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Weiss drückt.} Qc8 16. Rac1 Rd6 17. Ng5 {
Und Dc4 würde nun gewinnen.} h6 18. Nge4 Rg6 {[#]} (18… Rdd8 $14) 19. Qc4 ({
Günstiger ist} 19. Nxb7 $1 $16 Qxb7 20. Nc5 Bxc5 21. Bxd5) 19… Rd8 20. Rfe1
Kh7 (20… b6 $11 {bleibt in der Remisbreite.}) 21. Nc3 Nde7 22. N3a4 b6 23.
Ne4 Be6 24. Qc2 Bh3 25. Bh1 b5 26. Nac3 $1 b4 27. Nb5 Bb6 28. a4 Qg4 29. Nd2
Qh5 30. Nc4 Nd5 (30… Nf5 $11) 31. Nxb6 cxb6 32. d4 exd4 $1 33. Nxd4 Ne5 $2 (
33… Nxd4 $11 34. Bxd4 Kg8) 34. Rcd1 $2 ({Weiss kommt nicht vorbei an} 34. f4
$18 Ng4 35. Bf3) 34… Bg4 $1 $11 35. Rd2 Rc8 36. Qe4 Nf6 37. Qb7 {zielt auf
f4 ab.} Bd7 $2 (37… Rd8 $11) 38. f4 $18 Neg4 39. Qf3 Qh3 (39… Re8 $142) 40.
Qg2 Qh5 41. e4 {[%cal Be3e4,Be4e5][%mdl 32]} ({Bloß nicht} 41. h3 $6 Re8 $18)
41… Ne8 42. e5 Nc7 43. h3 Nf6 (43… Na6 $142 44. hxg4 Qxg4) 44. exf6 Bxh3
45. Qf3 Bg4 46. Qf2 gxf6 47. Re7 Rg7 48. Be4+ f5 49. Bg2 Qg6 50. Nf3 Ne6 51.
Nh4 Qh5 52. Bxg7 Kxg7 {[#]} 53. Rxe6 $1 fxe6 54. Qxb6 {Precision: Weiß = 57%,
Schwarz = 35%.} (54. Rd7+ $142 Kg8 55. Qd4 Qf7 56. Rxf7 Rc1+ 57. Bf1 Kxf7 58.
Qd7+ Kg8 59. Qxe6+ Kf8 60. Ng6+ Kg7 61. Ne5) 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “17”]
[White “Aronian, Levon”]
[Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B23”]
[WhiteElo “2809”]
[BlackElo “2837”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “82”]
[EventDate “2018.06.16”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 14,82,20,10,14,5,29,-9,31,20,28,23,28,0,7,-11,-6,-9,-7,-34,-20,-34,-16,
-45,-38,-45,-38,-59,-58,-79,-77,-98,-58,-44,-27,-54,-57,-239,-227,-293,-246,
-272,-190,-198,-223,-189,-13,-20,-33,-48,-43,-35,-25,-31,-27,-433,-419,-427,
-427,-447,-441,-494,-472,-626,-510,-643,-627,-621,-622,-586,-570]} 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. Nd5 Re8 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 9… Nxd5 10. exd5 Ne5 11. d4 cxd4 12. Nxd4 h6 13. Bc1 Bg4 14. f3
Bd7 15. c3 Qb6 16. Re1 {1/2-1/2 (34) Romanishin,O (2560)-Sturua,Z (2395)
Soviet Union 1979}) 10. a4 e6 {The position is equal.} 11. Nxf6+ Bxf6 12. Bxf6
Qxf6 13. c3 d5 14. f4 dxe4 15. dxe4 e5 16. f5 Qg5 17. Qd3 b6 18. h4 Qe7 19. h5
Rd8 20. Qf3 Ba6 21. hxg6 hxg6 22. Rad1 Rxd1 23. Rxd1 Rd8 24. Rd5 Bc4 25. f6 $2
{[#]} (25. Rxd8+ $15 Qxd8 26. fxg6) 25… Qf8 $1 $19 26. Qe3 Bxd5 27. exd5 Na5
28. g4 Nc4 29. Qg5 {[#]} e4 $2 (29… Kh7 $1 $19 {Strongly threatening …Qh6.}
30. b3 Nd6) 30. Ng3 $11 e3 {White must now prevent …Re8.} 31. Nf5 {Threatens
to win with Be4.} e2 32. Kf2 Re8 ({Don’t go for} 32… Nxb2 $2 33. Be4 $18) 33.
Ne7+ Kh7 {…Qh6 is the strong threat.} 34. Kxe2 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (34. b3 $1
$11 Nb2 35. Qd2) 34… Qh6 $19 35. Qxh6+ Kxh6 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KBN.
Black is clearly winning.} 36. b3 Nd6 37. Kd3 Kg5 38. Nc6 a5 39. b4 cxb4 40.
cxb4 axb4 41. Nxb4 Ra8 {Precision: White = 36%, Black = 57%.} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “18”]
[White “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Black “So, Wesley”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A05”]
[WhiteElo “2878”]
[BlackElo “2856”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “127”]
[EventDate “2018.06.16”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 11,127,40,54,41,53,52,57,50,55,30,42,47,46,58,50,42,72,72,85,77,62,75,
102,62,103,77,84,31,58,0,40,0,81,82,87,56,54,52,57,55,51,45,60,49,86,70,94,87,
124,135,119,0,60,61,112,116,108,116,206,220,224,227,239,209,211,129,112,0,207,
168,202,146,218,171,181,48,41,0,0,0,39,0,0,-271,-262,-29979,195,237,331,316,
756,316,389,150,136,141,297,238,383,316,351,351,1338,1102,1660,537,524,381,356,
245,247,238,238,238,878,862,850,821]} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. b3 g6 3. Bb2 Bg7 4. e3 O-O
5. d4 c5 6. dxc5 {A48: Königsindisch (ohne c2-c4)} (6. d5 b5 7. Be2 Qa5+ 8. c3
Bb7 9. a4 Nxd5 10. axb5 Qb6 11. O-O a6 12. bxa6 Nxa6 13. Qc2 Nab4 {1/2-1/2 (84)
Nakamura,H (2785)-Grischuk,A (2761) Paris 2017}) 6… Qa5+ {LiveBook: 5 Partien
} 7. c3 Qxc5 8. Ba3 {Weiß steht etwas besser.} Qc7 9. Bxe7 Re8 $146 ({
Vorgänger:} 9… Ne4 10. Bxf8 Bxc3+ 11. Nxc3 Qxc3+ 12. Nd2 Nxd2 13. Rc1 {
1-0 (13) Bellon Lopez,J (2403)-Moreno Alberti,M (1941) Huelva 2012}) 10. Bxf6
Bxf6 11. Nd4 Nc6 12. Be2 d5 13. O-O Ne5 14. Qd2 Bd7 15. Na3 Rac8 16. Rac1 a6
17. Rfd1 Qa5 18. Qb2 Rc7 19. c4 ({Besser ist} 19. b4 $16 Qb6 20. Qb3) 19… Be7
20. Ndc2 (20. Nb1 $1 $14) 20… Bf6 21. Nd4 Be7 22. Nb1 $1 Rec8 {[%cal Rd5c4]}
23. cxd5 Rxc1 24. Rxc1 Rxc1+ 25. Qxc1 Qxa2 26. Nc3 Qa5 $1 27. h3 {f4 ist eine
echte Drohung.} Be8 (27… Bb4 $2 28. Ne4 $18) 28. Kh1 Kg7 29. f4 Bb4 30. Nd1
$36 {[%mdl 2048] Schwarz steht unter starkem Druck.} Nd7 31. e4 (31. Qc8 $16
Nf6 32. Qxb7) 31… Bd2 ({Lieber} 31… Nf6 $11) 32. Qb2 $14 {jetzt Sf5+ und
aus.} Nf6 (32… Kg8 $1 $14) 33. g3 $16 Kg8 34. Bf3 Bd7 (34… Nd7 $16 35. Kh2
Nc5) 35. Kg2 Bb4 36. Ne2 Be7 {[#]} 37. d6 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Bd8 (37… Bxd6 38.
Qxf6) 38. Qc3 {zielt auf Dxa5 ab.} Qa2 {…Sxe4 wäre jetzt gut für Schwarz.}
39. Qb2 (39. Nf2 $16) 39… Qa5 $1 $18 {beabsichtigt …De1.} 40. Ne3 Bc6 41.
e5 Nd5 (41… Bxf3+ $16 42. Kxf3 Nd5) 42. Nxd5 Bxd5 43. Qc3 ({Günstiger ist}
43. Nc3 $18 Bxf3+ 44. Kxf3) 43… Qa2 $14 44. Kf1 Qb1+ 45. Kg2 Qd1 46. Nd4 Bb6
47. Bxd5 $4 {[%mdl 8192]} (47. Kh2 $11 Bxf3 48. Nxf3) 47… Bxd4 $19 48. Qc4 $2
(48. Qc8+ $19 Kg7 49. h4 Bxe5 50. Qc5 (50. fxe5 Qxd5+ 51. Kh2 Qxe5 $11) (50.
Qxb7 Qc2+ 51. Kh1 Qd1+ 52. Kh2 Qc2+ 53. Bg2 Bxd6 $14) (50. Bxb7 Qd2+ 51. Kh3
Bxd6 $11)) 48… h5 $4 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (48… Qd2+ {setzt Matt} 49. Kf3 Bb6
50. Bxf7+ Kg7 51. h4 Qd1+ 52. Kg2 Qg1+ 53. Kf3 Qh1+ 54. Ke2 Qg2+ 55. Kd1 Qg1+
56. Kd2 Qh2+ 57. Kd1 Qg1+ 58. Kc2 Qf2+ 59. Kb1 Qe1+ 60. Kc2 Qf2+ 61. Kc3 Qe1+
62. Kb2 Qd2+ 63. Ka3 Qa5+ 64. Kb2 Qd2+ 65. Ka3 Qa5+ 66. Kb2 Qd2+) 49. h4 $1 $18
(49. Bxf7+ $2 Kg7 $17) 49… Qg1+ 50. Kh3 Bf2 $2 (50… Kg7 51. d7 Bb6) 51. Bg2
(51. Qd3 $142 {Weiss droht Dxg6+ und Matt.} Kg7 52. f5) 51… Qd1 {( -> …
Dg4+)} 52. Qc8+ $2 (52. f5 $18 {ist der präzise Gewinnweg.}) 52… Kg7 $16 {[#]
} 53. Qc3 $1 Kg8 $2 (53… Bg1 $16 {war angesagt.} 54. Qf3 (54. Bxb7 {wird
mattgesetzt.} Qe2 55. e6+ Kh7 56. Qd2 Qxd2 57. Bg2 Qe2 58. exf7 Qg4#) 54… Qc2
) 54. Qf3 Qd4 (54… Qc2 $142 55. d7 Qf5+ 56. Kh2 Bxg3+ 57. Kxg3 Qxd7) 55. Qxb7
{Droht Matt per Ld5.} Qd3 {[%csl Gf2][%cal Rd3g3]} 56. Qf3 Qf5+ $2 (56… Qxf3
57. Bxf3 Ba7) 57. Kh2 $18 Bc5 58. Qc3 (58. Qc6 $142 Bb4 59. Qe8+ Kh7 60. d7)
58… Bf2 59. Qd2 Bb6 60. d7 Bd8 61. Qd6 a5 62. Qc6 {Weiss will mit Dc8 Matt
setzen.} Kg7 $2 (62… Qe6 63. Qc8 Qb6) 63. Qc8 Bxh4 64. d8=Q {Precision: Weiß
= 46%, Schwarz = 37%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “18”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Black “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B12”]
[WhiteElo “2837”]
[BlackElo “2817”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “110”]
[EventDate “2018.06.16”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,110,48,27,-14,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,10,0,70,73,68,75,91,87,89,70,63,39,34,
26,213,203,228,123,146,120,136,146,142,137,125,122,116,0,6,-10,-13,-33,15,27,
86,-33,-27,-26,-28,-42,-32,-34,-24,-345,-191,-182,-127,-110,-124,-634,-22,-319,
-14,-27,0,-140,-135,-135,-112,-125,-114,-208,-162,-260,-156,-174,-170,-485,
-493,-518,-578,-571,-550,-545,-531,-571,-533,-758,-724,-1592,-1511]} 1. e4 c6
2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 Ne7 6. O-O c5 7. c4 Nbc6 8. dxc5 {B12:
Caro-Kann: Advance Variation} d4 9. Qb3 Qc7 10. Na3 a6 $1 {LiveBook: 6 Games}
11. Rd1 (11. Qa4 $5 {[%cal Ra3b5]} O-O-O 12. b4 $11) 11… Rd8 12. Nc2 Bxc2 $1
13. Qxc2 {Black should prevent Qa4.} Ng6 $1 14. a3 Bxc5 15. b4 Ba7 $1 {[#]} 16.
Qe4 $146 Ngxe5 (16… Ncxe5 $11 17. Nxd4 Nxc4) 17. Bf4 $14 Nxf3+ 18. Bxf3 Qe7
19. b5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is under strong pressure.} axb5 20. cxb5 Na5 $1
21. Rac1 {[%mdl 1024] White has compensation.} Bb6 22. Bd2 $1 f5 $2 (22… O-O
$1 $11) 23. Qe1 $1 $18 Ra8 24. Qe5 (24. Bb4 $18 Qd7 25. g4) 24… O-O $16 25.
Bb4 Qf6 26. Qd6 e5 27. Bd5+ $1 Kh8 {aiming for …Qxd6.} 28. Qxf6 $1 Rxf6 29.
f3 ({White should play} 29. Rc2 $16) 29… h5 $11 30. Be7 Rh6 31. h4 Bd8 32.
Bb4 Bb6 {[#]} (32… Bxh4 $11 33. f4 e4 34. Rxd4 Bd8) 33. Kf1 (33. Re1 $1 $16)
33… Rd8 $15 34. Ba2 e4 35. Bc5 $1 d3 {…e3 is the strong threat.} 36. Kf2 $1
d2 {[#]} 37. Rc3 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (37. Bxb6 $1 $11 {[%mdl 512]} Rxb6 38. Rc5)
37… Rd3 (37… Rc8 $142 38. Bxb6 Rxc3 39. Bxa5 Rxa3) 38. Rc2 $19 Nb3 (38…
Bxc5+ $19 39. Rxc5 e3+ 40. Ke2 Rxa3 41. Rc8+ Kh7) 39. Bxb6 $17 Rxb6 40. a4 $2 {
[%mdl 8192]} (40. fxe4 $17 fxe4 41. Kg1) 40… Nd4 $2 (40… e3+ $19 41. Ke2
Nc1+ 42. Rdxc1 dxc1=N+ 43. Rxc1 Rd2+ 44. Kxe3 Rxa2 45. Rc8+ Kh7) 41. Rc8+ $11
Kh7 {Hoping for …e3+.} 42. Re8 exf3 (42… Rd6 $5 {[%cal Rd4c2]} 43. fxe4
fxe4 44. Rxe4 Kh6 $11) 43. Bb1 (43. Bc4 $11 {remains equal.} Ra3 44. Rxd2)
43… Ra3 $17 44. Rxd2 Rxa4 {Strongly threatening …fxg2.} 45. gxf3 Rxb5 46.
Bd3 (46. Ba2 $17) 46… Rba5 47. Ke3 (47. Bb1 $142) 47… g6 {Threatens to win
with …f4+!} 48. Rb2 b5 49. Rd8 $2 {[#]} (49. Re7+ {is a better chance.} Kh6
50. Rd7) 49… f4+ $1 $19 {Black is clearly winning.} 50. Kf2 (50. Kxf4 Ne6+)
50… Ra2 51. Rxa2 Rxa2+ 52. Kf1 Nxf3 53. Bxb5 Nxh4 54. Bd3 Kh6 55. Rd5 Rd2 {
Precision: White = 37%, Black = 53%.} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “18”]
[White “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Black “Aronian, Levon”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A45”]
[WhiteElo “2818”]
[BlackElo “2809”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “105”]
[EventDate “2018.06.16”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,105,18,13,27,17,28,18,31,30,35,21,33,23,37,46,68,11,79,60,56,33,75,0,
108,91,102,40,43,37,33,36,50,43,65,33,35,30,29,28,29,20,62,35,77,84,79,64,171,
164,141,167,166,165,178,187,231,238,259,268,480,463,995,240,631,233,346,180,
183,163,321,188,199,206,185,179,488,445,781,820,914,916,918,867,947,928,1623,
1498,1543,1362,6578,6270]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 g6 3. e3 Bg7 4. Nf3 O-O 5. Be2 c5
6. c3 b6 7. O-O Bb7 8. Nbd2 d6 9. h3 {LiveBook: 338 Games} Na6 {A48: 1 d4 Nf6
2 Nf3 g6: Torre, London and Colle Systems} (9… cxd4 10. exd4 Nbd7 11. Re1 Qc7
12. a4 e5 13. dxe5 dxe5 14. Bh2 a6 15. Bc4 Rae8 16. Ba2 Re7 17. Nc4 Ne4 18. Ne3
Ndf6 19. Qe2 Rfe8 20. Rad1 Nc5 21. Nc4 Nfe4 22. Ne3 Nf6 23. Nc4 Nfe4 24. Ne3
Nf6 {1/2-1/2 (24) Stupak,K (2556)-Idani,P (2572) Qinhuangdao 2018}) 10. Bh2 Nc7
11. a4 Ne4 $146 {The position is equal.} ({Predecessor:} 11… Ne6 12. Qb3 Rc8
13. a5 Bd5 14. Qa3 cxd4 15. exd4 bxa5 16. Qxa5 Qxa5 17. Rxa5 {1/2-1/2 (84)
Feagin,J (2360)-Kunzmann,H (2224) IECG email 2002}) 12. Nxe4 Bxe4 13. Nd2 Bc6
14. b4 {[%cal Bb2b4,Bb4b5][%mdl 32]} Qc8 15. b5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has
good play.} Bd5 16. a5 ({White should try} 16. Rc1 $14) 16… f5 (16… cxd4
$11 17. exd4 Be6) 17. Re1 Rb8 18. Bf1 Kh8 19. Ra3 (19. c4 $16 Bf7 20. axb6 axb6
21. Bg3) 19… e5 (19… c4 $1 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 20. dxe5 $16 dxe5 21.
c4 (21. axb6 $16 axb6 22. e4) 21… Bb7 $14 22. a6 Ba8 $1 23. Rd3 Qe8 24. Nb1
Ne6 25. Rd7 Rd8 26. Rxd8 Qxd8 27. Nc3 Kg8 28. Qc2 Qe7 29. Rd1 f4 30. Nd5 Qf7
31. Bd3 f3 (31… Bf6 $14) 32. Bg3 fxg2 33. h4 Kh8 34. Be4 g5 {…gxh4 is the
strong threat.} 35. Kxg2 (35. Bxg2 Qh5 $14) 35… gxh4 36. Bxh4 h6 37. Rh1 Rg8
$2 (37… Qd7 38. Bf6 Bxd5 39. Rxh6+ (39. cxd5 Rxf6 40. dxe6 Qxe6 $11) 39…
Kg8 40. Bxd5 Rxf6 41. Rxf6 Bxf6) 38. Kf1 $18 Rf8 {[#]} (38… Re8 $142 39. Bf6
Bxd5) 39. Rh3 $2 (39. Bf6 $1 {[%mdl 512] Threatening mate with Rxh6+.} Bxf6 40.
Rxh6+ Kg7 41. Rh7+ Kg8 42. Rxf7 Kxf7 43. Nc3) 39… Qd7 $2 {[#]} (39… Qh5 40.
Qe2 Qxe2+ 41. Kxe2 Nc7) 40. Kg2 $2 (40. Bf6 $1 {[%mdl 512] White threatens
Rxh6+ and mate.} Rxf6 41. Nxf6) 40… Nc7 {[#]} (40… Bxd5 {is a better
defense.} 41. Bxd5 Nc7) 41. Nc3 (41. Bf6 $142 $1 {[%mdl 512] aiming for Rxh6+.}
Rf7 (41… Rxf6 42. Nxf6) 42. Kh2 (42. Rxh6+ Kg8 $11)) 41… Qg4+ 42. Bg3 Ne6
$2 (42… Bxe4+ {was necessary.} 43. Qxe4 Rxf2+ 44. Kxf2 Qxh3) 43. Rh4 (43.
Bxa8 $142 Rxa8 44. Rh4) 43… Bxe4+ 44. Qxe4 Qxe4+ 45. Rxe4 ({But not} 45. Nxe4
Kh7 $16) 45… Kh7 $2 (45… Ng5 {is a better chance.}) 46. Bxe5 {White is
clearly winning.} Ng5 (46… Bxe5 $142 47. Rxe5 Rg8+ 48. Kf3 Re8) 47. Bxg7 Kxg7
{[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} 48. Re7+ Rf7 49. Rb7 Ne6 50. Nd5 h5 51. f4 Nd8
52. Rxf7+ Kxf7 {[#]} 53. Nxb6 $1 {[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 43%, Black =
21%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “18”]
[White “Giri, Anish”]
[Black “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C67”]
[WhiteElo “2799”]
[BlackElo “2831”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “82”]
[EventDate “2018.06.16”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,82,22,14,0,0,0,25,16,27,23,29,22,51,45,77,33,22,33,29,22,25,26,26,23,
34,26,55,22,30,0,0,0,0,0,0,-13,-8,-20,0,-17,0,-66,-75,-76,-51,-51,-40,-41,-37,
-49,0,-23,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O
Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nf5 {C67: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence: 4 0-0
Nxe4} (7… Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. d4 Bf6 10. Re1 Nf5 11. d5 Re8 12. Rxe8+ Qxe8
13. Qd3 d6 14. Nd2 Bg5 15. Nf3 Bxc1 16. Rxc1 Bd7 17. Re1 Qd8 18. Qc4 {1-0 (31)
Carlsen,M (2843)-Aronian,L (2764) Stavanger 2018}) 8. Nf3 O-O 9. d4 d5 10. Nc3
Bb4 {LiveBook: 7 Games} 11. Bg5 f6 12. Bc1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12. Bf4 Nce7
13. Bd2 c6 14. Nb1 Bd6 15. c4 {1/2-1/2 (45) Hovhannisyan,R (2591)-Pashikian,A
(2578) Yerevan 2018}) 12… Nce7 13. a3 {[%cal Ba2a3,Ba3a4,Ba4a5][%mdl 32]}
Bxc3 14. bxc3 Nd6 15. Nd2 Kh8 16. a4 Nef5 17. Ba3 Re8 $1 18. Qf3 Be6 19. Bd3 {
next Qh3 is good for White.} Qd7 20. a5 Rad8 21. Qf4 Bf7 22. h4 Ne7 {[%cal
Bf5e7,Be7g6,Bg6f4,Bf4e2][%mdl 32]} 23. Bc5 (23. Bxd6 $5 cxd6 24. a6 $11) 23…
Bg6 24. Bxa7 Bxd3 $1 25. cxd3 Ng6 26. Qh2 Qf5 {aiming for …Nf4.} 27. Bc5 Nf4
{[#] Hoping for …Ne2+.} 28. Bxd6 cxd6 29. Nf3 h5 30. c4 (30. Rxe8+ $11 Rxe8
31. Re1 Rxe1+ 32. Nxe1) 30… Rxe1+ $15 31. Nxe1 (31. Rxe1 $2 Nxd3 32. Re7 dxc4
) 31… dxc4 32. dxc4 Ne2+ 33. Kf1 Nxd4 34. Qg3 Qc5 35. Qc3 (35. Qd3 {is
interesting.} Nc6 36. Qd5 Ra8 37. Qf7 Kh7 38. Qxb7 Rxa5 39. Rxa5 Nxa5 40. Qf3)
35… Rc8 36. Rb1 {The position is equal.} Qxc4+ 37. Qxc4 Rxc4 38. Rxb7 {
[#] Black must now prevent a6.} Ra4 39. Rb6 Ra1 40. Rxd6 Nc2 $1 {[%csl Gc2]
[%cal Ra1e1]} 41. Re6 Nxe1 {Precision: White = 57%, Black = 61%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Blitz”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.16”]
[Round “18”]
[White “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Black “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “E32”]
[WhiteElo “2757”]
[BlackElo “2816”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “107”]
[EventDate “2018.06.16”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,107,24,19,15,18,19,27,70,60,40,41,35,29,32,28,31,35,48,25,25,33,124,
110,125,82,88,60,133,131,131,135,144,122,125,105,171,98,87,27,161,150,254,242,
370,122,219,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,21,395,393,591,585,589,571,564,562,534,536,556,540,
496,407,601,577,1285,646,1352,1282,1189,957,1335,1264,1337,1262,29967,29967,
12850,12625,29983,2085,29996,29993,29998,29999]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4
4. Qc2 d6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. g3 b6 7. Bg2 Bb7 8. O-O Bxc3 9. Qxc3 O-O 10. Rd1 {
LiveBook: 9 Games. E32: Nimzo-Indian: Classical (4 Qc2): 4…0-0} Qe8 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 10… Qe7 11. b3 Rfd8 12. Bb2 c5 13. Qe3 a5 14. d5 Nf8 15. Nh4
Re8 16. Qg5 h6 17. Qf4 e5 18. Qd2 Bc8 19. Qc2 a4 20. Rab1 axb3 21. axb3 {
1-0 (83) Fridman,D (2639)-Bindrich,F (2610) Dresden 2015}) 11. b3 Ne4 12. Qc2 {
The position is equal.} Nef6 13. Bb2 Be4 14. Qc3 a5 15. a3 Qe7 16. Bf1 h6 17.
Nd2 {[%cal Bf3d2,Bd2f1,Bf1e3][%mdl 32]} Bb7 18. Qc2 e5 19. d5 c5 ({Black
should try} 19… c6 $14) 20. e4 $16 Rfe8 21. Bd3 Nf8 22. Nf1 g5 (22… N8h7
$14) 23. Ne3 {Strongly threatening Nf5.} Bc8 24. f3 Nh5 25. Kf2 Qf6 26. Rh1 g4
{[#]} (26… Bh3 $16 {is a better defense.}) 27. Be2 (27. f4 $1 $18 {[%mdl 512]
}) 27… Nh7 28. h4 ({White should play} 28. Raf1 $1 $16) 28… gxf3 (28…
gxh3 $11 {and Black stays safe.} 29. Rag1 Ng5) 29. Bxf3 $18 Qg6 (29… a4 $16)
30. Rag1 $1 N7f6 {[#]} (30… Kf8 {might work better.} 31. Nf5 Ng7) 31. Qe2 $2
(31. g4 $1 $18 {[%cal Rg4h5]} Nf4 32. g5) 31… Ng7 (31… a4 $16) 32. Qd3 $2 (
{Better is} 32. g4 $18) 32… h5 $1 $11 33. Rf1 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White has
good play.} Ng4+ 34. Bxg4 Bxg4 35. Kg2 Rf8 36. Nxg4 hxg4 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (
36… Qxg4 $11 37. Rf6 Ne8) 37. h5 $1 $18 {[%cal Rh5g6]} Nxh5 (37… Qh7 {
was called for.} 38. Rh4 a4 39. bxa4 (39. h6 Ne8 $18) 39… Kh8) 38. Bc1 f6 39.
Rf5 Ng7 40. Rh6 {[%cal Bh1h6,Bh6g6,Bg6g5][%mdl 32]} Qe8 41. Rf1 a4 42. Qe2 Qd7
43. bxa4 f5 (43… Rxa4 $142 44. Rfxf6 (44. Rhxf6 Rxf6 45. Rxf6 Ra8 $18) 44…
Rxf6 45. Rxf6 Ra8) 44. Rg6 Kh7 45. Rg5 f4 46. gxf4 exf4 47. Bxf4 Kg8 48. e5 Qe7
49. Rxg4 Rf5 50. Bh6 Rxe5 51. Qf3 Re2+ 52. Kh1 (52. Kh3 $142 Re3 53. Bxe3 Kh7
54. Rfg1 Qd7 55. Qf6 Ra7 56. Kh2 Qe7 57. Rxg7+ Qxg7 58. Rxg7+ Rxg7 59. Qxd6)
52… Qe5 53. Rxg7+ Kh8 {[#]} 54. Qf8+ $1 {Precision: White = 56%, Black = 38%.
} 1-0


GCT Blitz YourNextMove (10 players 18 Rds DRR Indiv TC:5m+3spm) | Blitz

Garry Kasparov visited the tournament today. | Photo: Lennart Ootes/Grand Chess Tour.

Final standings for Your Next Move as well as prize money and GCT point distribution

Wesley So after he found out he won the event after losing his last round game!

Congratulations to Wesley So for winning Your Next Move, the first stop of Grand Chess Tour. He collects 13 GCT points and $37,500 for his efforts!


Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid, Leuven

CT Rapid and Blitz YourNextMove 2018 (Leuven BEL) Tue 12th Jun 2018 – Sat 16th Jun 2018 – Official SiteResults

GCT Rapid YourNextMove (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 25m+10spm) – Games in PGN: Games Rapid

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.12”]
[Round “1”]
[White “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Black “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B29”]
[WhiteElo “2822”]
[BlackElo “2766”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “102”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. e5 Nfd7 5. e6
fxe6 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 6. Bb5 {Threatens to win with Ng5. B29: Sicilian: 2
Nf3 Nf6 (Nimzowitsch Variation)} a6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 6… Nc6 7. O-O g6 8.
Qe2 Bg7 9. Qxe6 Nb6 10. Bxc6+ bxc6 11. Qxc6+ Bd7 12. Qxc5 d4 {1-0 (40) Vachier
Lagrave,M (2789)-Grachev,B (2654) Tbilisi 2017}) 7. Bxd7+ $1 Bxd7 8. O-O {
The position is equal.} g6 9. d4 Bg7 10. dxc5 O-O 11. Re1 Nc6 12. Na4 Qa5 13.
c3 Rad8 14. Be3 {[#]} d4 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 15. Bd2 (15. cxd4 Rxf3) 15… Nb8 $36
{[%mdl 2048] Black has good play.} 16. Nb6 dxc3 17. Bxc3 Bxc3 18. bxc3 Bc6 19.
Qb3 Qxc5 ({Black should play} 19… Bxf3 $17 20. Qxe6+ Rf7 21. gxf3 Qxc3) 20.
Nd4 Kh8 21. Rxe6 {[#]} (21. Qb2 $11 Qg5 22. g3) 21… Bxg2 $1 $17 {[%mdl 512]}
22. Kxg2 Qg5+ 23. Kf1 ({But not} 23. Kh1 $2 Rxf2 24. Rg1 Qh4 $19) 23… Qh4 {
[%csl Gf8][%cal Rh4f2]} 24. f3 Qxh2 25. Rae1 {[#]} Nc6 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 26. R1e3
$2 (26. Qa3 $17) (26. Nxc6 Rxf3#) 26… Rf4 $2 ({Weaker is} 26… Nxd4 27. cxd4
Qh3+ 28. Kf2 $11) (26… g5 $19 27. R3e4 Qh3+ 28. Ke2 Qg2+ 29. Ke1 Nxd4 30.
cxd4 Rxf3) 27. Rxc6 $1 $11 Qh1+ 28. Ke2 Qg2+ 29. Kd3 bxc6 30. Qe6 $1 {[%cal
Re6e7]} Rxf3 31. Qxe7 (31. Qe5+ $1 $11 {remains equal.} Rf6 32. Qxe7 Qf1+ 33.
Re2) 31… Rxe3+ 32. Qxe3 {Hoping for Qe5+.} Qxa2 ({Better is} 32… Qf1+ $1
$17 33. Kc2 Qf7 34. Qe5+ Kg8) 33. Qe5+ Kg8 {aiming for …Qf7.} 34. Nc4 {
Qe6+ is the strong threat.} Qb1+ 35. Kd2 $2 ({White has to play} 35. Ke2 $11
Qb7 36. Nd2) 35… Qa2+ (35… Qf5 $1 $17 {[%cal Rf5e5]} 36. Qxf5 gxf5) 36. Kd3
Qb1+ (36… Qf2 $11 37. Qe6+ Qf7 38. Qxc6 Qf5+ 39. Kd2 a5) 37. Kd2 $17 {
Strongly threatening Qe6+.} Qf5 $1 {[%cal Rf5e5]} 38. Qe7 {[#]} (38. Qxf5 $17
gxf5 39. Ke3) 38… Qd7 $1 $19 {[%cal Rd7e7]} 39. Qb4 (39. Qxd7 $142 Rxd7 40.
Ne5) 39… Qd5 {And now …c5 would win.} 40. Ne3 c5 41. Nxd5 cxb4 42. Nxb4 a5
{[%cal Ba6a5,Ba5a4,Ba4a3][%mdl 32]} 43. Nbc6 {[#]} Ra8 $1 44. c4 (44. Ne5 {
might work better.} Kg7 45. c4) 44… a4 {Black is clearly winning.} 45. Kc2 a3
46. Kb1 h5 {[%cal Bh7h5,Bh5h4,Bh4h3][%mdl 32]} 47. c5 h4 48. Ne5 h3 49. Ndf3
Ra5 50. Nd3 {[#]} g5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 51. c6 (51. Nxg5 h2) 51… g4 {Precision:
White = 38%, Black = 64%.} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.12”]
[Round “1”]
[White “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Black “Giri, Anish”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D02”]
[WhiteElo “2813”]
[BlackElo “2779”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “81”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,81,16,14,16,16,19,26,30,33,18,28,32,27,0,25,19,80,82,127,129,161,145,
134,123,100,40,44,48,49,44,41,47,39,37,44,45,50,48,63,54,98,88,120,116,173,166,
182,172,179,172,164,162,265,255,262,267,260,260,264,220,215,0,270,269,266,264,
303,235,395,339,625,612,825,860]} 1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 Nf6 3. e3 Bf5 4. c4 e6 5. Nf3
Bxb1 6. Rxb1 {D02: 1 d4 d5 2 Nf3 sidelines, including 2…Nf6 3 g3 and 2…Nf6
3 Bf4} Bb4+ 7. Ke2 {aiming for c5.} dxc4 8. Qa4+ $1 {White has an edge.} Nc6 9.
Ne5 a5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9… Nd5 10. Nxc6 Qd7 11. Rc1 bxc6 12. Rxc4 Rb8 13.
Qxc6 Nxf4+ 14. exf4 {1/2-1/2 (26) Karjakin,S (2773)-Wei,Y (2696) Bilbao 2016})
10. Nxc6 Qd7 $1 11. Rc1 Nd5 12. Rxc4 Nb6 (12… O-O $11 {keeps the balance.})
13. Qc2 $16 {[#] Ne5 is the strong threat.} Nxc4 14. Nxb4 Nxb2 15. Nd3 Nxd3 16.
Qxd3 O-O 17. f3 ({White should try} 17. Kd2 $16) 17… Rfd8 $14 18. Kf2 {
Threatens to win with Qb1.} c5 $1 {[%cal Rc5d4]} 19. Qb1 cxd4 20. exd4 Qxd4+
21. Be3 Qd6 $1 22. Be2 {[%mdl 1024] White has compensation.} a4 23. Rc1 $36 {
[%cal Bh1c1,Bc1c3,Bc3b3][%mdl 2080] White has some pressure.} a3 24. g3 b6 25.
Rc3 Rdc8 26. Rb3 Qc7 (26… b5 $16 {was called for.} 27. Bd3 (27. Bxb5 Rab8 $16
) 27… g6) 27. Bd3 $18 ({Not} 27. Bxb6 Qc2 $11) 27… h6 28. Bh7+ ({But not}
28. Rxb6 $6 Rab8 $16) 28… Kh8 {[#] Strongly threatening …f5.} 29. Be4 $1 ({
Inferior is} 29. Rxb6 g6 $17) 29… Ra6 30. Bxb6 Qc1 (30… Qd6 $142 31. Be3
Ra4) 31. Qxc1 Rxc1 32. Be3 {White threatens Rb8+ and mate.} Rc8 33. g4 Ra4 34.
Bd3 Raa8 35. Be4 Ra4 36. Kg3 g5 37. Bd2 Kg8 38. Bc3 h5 $2 (38… Kf8 39. Be5
Ra5) 39. Bf6 hxg4 $2 (39… h4+ 40. Kh3 Ra5) 40. Kxg4 Ra5 41. f4 {Precision:
White = 80%, Black = 37%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.12”]
[Round “1”]
[White “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Black “Aronian, Levon”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D02”]
[WhiteElo “2783”]
[BlackElo “2795”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “66”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 10,66,2,8,20,18,18,16,21,11,39,34,34,31,33,31,35,20,31,38,30,28,42,11,
10,18,14,0,7,0,22,0,0,0,19,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1.
d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 e6 4. Nd2 Bd6 5. Ngf3 Bxf4 6. exf4 {LiveBook: 20 Games}
Nbd7 {D02: 1 d4 d5 2 Nf3 sidelines, including 2…Nf6 3 g3 and 2…Nf6 3 Bf4} (
6… b6 7. Bd3 c5 8. c3 O-O 9. O-O Ba6 10. Bxa6 Nxa6 11. Ne5 Nc7 12. Qf3 Nb5
13. dxc5 bxc5 14. f5 exf5 15. Qxf5 {1/2-1/2 (53) Baron,T (2557)-Rodshtein,M
(2698) Biel 2016}) 7. Bd3 c5 8. c3 Qb6 9. Rb1 Qd6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9…
cxd4 10. Nxd4 Nc5 11. Qe2 Bd7 12. O-O Nxd3 13. Qxd3 g6 14. Rfe1 {1-0 (62)
Bernstein,O-Naegeli,O Zuerich 1934}) 10. g3 b6 11. O-O Bb7 12. Re1 O-O 13. a3
a5 14. Rc1 Rac8 15. Qe2 Nb8 16. Qf1 Nc6 {The position is equal.} 17. Qh3 h6 18.
f5 exf5 19. Qxf5 Rce8 20. Bb5 Bc8 21. Qc2 Bd7 22. Bf1 Re6 23. Rxe6 Bxe6 24. Re1
Rc8 25. Qb1 cxd4 26. cxd4 Ne4 27. Nxe4 dxe4 28. Qxe4 Bd5 29. Qg4 Rd8 30. Re3
Be6 31. Qe4 Bd5 32. Qg4 Be6 33. Qe4 Bd5 {Precision: White = 60%, Black = 66%.}
1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.12”]
[Round “1”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Black “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C54”]
[WhiteElo “2777”]
[BlackElo “2743”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “207”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,207,0,6,15,12,16,23,23,16,14,23,0,30,33,42,28,23,27,13,4,21,6,27,16,
46,0,0,0,-5,-10,0,-1,5,0,0,0,3,4,4,7,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,11,0,0,0,4,0,11,3,12,6,2,
-31,-34,-32,-29,-39,-28,-33,-32,-30,-29,-40,-41,-33,-32,-35,-26,-42,-45,-162,
-144,-153,-47,-50,-56,-65,-33,-28,-24,-27,-26,-33,-26,-33,-8,-33,-33,-33,-33,
-33,-33,-33,-33,-55,-8,-8,-8,-12,-8,-8,-8,-33,0,-8,0,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,
-33,-33,-62,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-43,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,
-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,
-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-8,-8,-8,-8,-8,-33,0,-8,0,-8,0,-33,
0,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33,-33]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3
d6 6. O-O a6 7. a4 h6 8. Re1 {C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6, main lines with 5
d4 and 5 d3} O-O 9. h3 a5 10. Nbd2 Be6 11. Bb5 Na7 {LiveBook: 4 Games} 12. d4
Nxb5 13. axb5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. dxc5 Na7 14. b3 Re8 15. cxd6 Qxd6 {
1/2-1/2 (56) Vachier Lagrave,M (2789)-Grischuk,A (2783) Tbilisi 2017}) 13…
exd4 14. Nxd4 Bd7 15. Nf1 Re8 16. Ng3 c6 17. bxc6 Bxc6 {[%cal Rf6e4]} 18. Nxc6
bxc6 19. Bf4 Qb6 20. Qc2 Rab8 21. Re2 Re6 22. Rae1 Rbe8 23. Qd3 (23. Nf5 $14)
23… Qb5 $11 24. Qxb5 cxb5 25. Kf1 a4 26. f3 Nd7 27. Nf5 Ne5 28. Be3 Nc4 29.
Bd4 Bxd4 30. Nxd4 Re5 31. Nc6 Rc5 32. Nb4 g6 33. Kf2 Kg7 34. g4 Ra8 35. Ra1 Re8
36. Rae1 Ra8 37. Nd5 Rc6 38. Ra1 Nb6 39. Nb4 Rc5 40. Rd1 a3 41. bxa3 $1 Rxc3
42. Rxd6 Nc4 43. Rd3 Rxd3 44. Nxd3 Rxa3 $15 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} 45.
Nb4 $1 Kf6 46. e5+ $1 Ke6 47. Nc2 Rd3 48. f4 h5 49. f5+ (49. Ne1 $1 $15 Rxh3
50. Nf3) 49… gxf5 $19 50. gxh5 f4 ({Don’t play} 50… Rxh3 51. Nd4+ Kd7 52.
Nxb5 $15) ({Black should try} 50… Nxe5 $17 {Hoping for …f4.} 51. Re3 Rd2+
52. Re2 Rd8) 51. h4 $15 Nxe5 52. h6 $1 {[%cal Bh5h6,Bh6h7][%mdl 32]} Kf6 53. h7
$1 {[%cal Rh7h8]} Ng4+ 54. Ke1 $1 Kg7 55. Re4 Ne3 56. Ke2 Rd5 57. Nd4 Nf5 58.
Nxf5+ Rxf5 {KR-KR} 59. Kf3 Kxh7 60. Re8 Kg6 61. Rb8 Rc5 {next …Kf5 is good
for Black.} 62. Kxf4 Rc4+ 63. Kg3 b4 64. Rb5 Rc3+ 65. Kf4 Rc4+ (65… Rb3 {
keeps more tension.} 66. h5+ Kh6 67. Rf5 Rb1 68. Ke3 Kg7) 66. Kg3 Rc3+ 67. Kf4
Rb3 68. h5+ Kh6 69. Rf5 Rb1 {[#] ( -> …Rf1+)} 70. Ke3 b3 71. Kd2 Kg7 (71…
Rh1 $5 {[%cal Rb3b2]} 72. Kc3 Rh3+ 73. Kb2 Kg7 $17) 72. Rf3 b2 73. Kc2 Rh1 74.
Kxb2 Rxh5 75. Kc3 Rd5 76. Kc4 Rd8 77. Rg3+ Kh6 78. Rf3 Kg6 79. Rg3+ $1 Kh5 80.
Rf3 Rd7 81. Rf1 $1 Kg4 {[#] And now …f5 would win.} 82. Rg1+ $1 Kf3 83. Rf1+
Ke4 84. Re1+ $1 Kf4 85. Rf1+ Ke5 86. Re1+ Kf5 87. Rf1+ Kg6 88. Rg1+ $1 Kh7 89.
Rh1+ Kg7 90. Rg1+ Kf8 91. Rf1 Rd6 92. Kc5 $1 {[%cal Rc5d6]} Rd2 93. Kc4 Rd8 94.
Kc5 Kg7 95. Rg1+ Kh6 {White must now prevent …f5.} 96. Rh1+ Kg5 {Threatens
to win with …f5.} 97. Rg1+ Kh6 {aiming for …f5.} 98. Rh1+ Kg7 99. Rg1+ $1
Kf8 100. Rf1 Rd2 101. Kc4 Ke7 {Black is slightly better.} 102. Re1+ Kd6 103.
Rf1 Ke6 104. Re1+ {Precision: White = 80%, Black = 58%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.12”]
[Round “1”]
[White “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Black “So, Wesley”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C84”]
[WhiteElo “2753”]
[BlackElo “2763”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “96”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 22,96,10,13,22,11,19,0,0,0,0,-7,-10,-13,-16,-27,-4,-8,0,-12,-13,-26,-10,
-16,-16,-16,0,0,0,-5,-4,-17,-14,-16,-4,-6,0,-70,-68,-55,-65,-53,-67,-117,-113,
-118,-118,-129,-128,-124,-129,-124,-126,-134,-132,-177,-184,-200,-218,-336,
-333,-337,-319,-471,-467,-706,-706,-3497,-3424,-29980,-29977,-29977,-29978,
-29989,-29990,-29990,-29991]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O
Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a4 Bd7 9. c3 {C84: Closed Ruy Lopez: Unusual White
6th moves} O-O (9… Na5 10. Ba2 bxa4 11. Nbd2 O-O 12. Bb1 Bb5 13. Bc2 Nb7 14.
c4 Bd7 15. Bxa4 Bxa4 16. Qxa4 Nc5 {1/2-1/2 (53) Carlsen,M (2837)-Ding,L (2774)
Saint Louis 2017}) 10. Bc2 Re8 11. Re1 h6 12. Nbd2 {LiveBook: 10 Games} b4 $146
({Predecessor:} 12… Bf8 13. Nf1 d5 14. exd5 Nxd5 15. Ng3 b4 16. Bd2 Rb8 17.
a5 bxc3 18. bxc3 Qf6 19. Bb3 Nf4 20. Ne4 Qd8 21. Bxf4 exf4 {1/2-1/2 (43)
Jakovenko,D (2731)-Bu,X (2723) Sochi 2016}) 13. d4 Rb8 14. d5 bxc3 15. bxc3 Na5
16. Ba3 c6 17. c4 Qc7 18. Bd3 Nb7 19. Nb3 a5 20. Bc1 Bg4 21. Be3 Nd7 22. h3
Bxf3 23. Qxf3 Nbc5 24. Nxc5 Nxc5 25. Bxc5 (25. Ra3 {is interesting.} Rb2 26.
Qg4 Bg5 27. Bxc5 dxc5 28. h4) 25… dxc5 26. Bf1 Rb4 27. Red1 Reb8 28. g3 cxd5
29. exd5 ({White should play} 29. Rxd5 $11 Qc8 30. h4) 29… Bd6 30. h4 Qd7 31.
Bd3 g6 32. g4 Qe7 ({Of course not} 32… Rxa4 $6 33. h5 $11) 33. h5 Qg5 34.
hxg6 fxg6 35. Qg2 {[#]} Rf8 $1 {Hoping for …Rb2.} 36. Re1 Rb3 37. Re3 Rf4 38.
Bf5 Rb2 39. Be6+ Kg7 40. Rf1 (40. Re4 $142) 40… Rxc4 $19 41. Qg3 Rbb4 {
[%cal Bb2b4,Bb4b8,Bb8h8][%mdl 32]} (41… Rxa4 42. Ra3 $19) 42. Qh2 (42. Qh3
$142) 42… Rf4 43. Kh1 (43. Qh3 $142 c4 44. Rc3) 43… e4 44. f3 h5 ({Weaker
is} 44… Rxf3 45. Rexf3 exf3 46. Qxd6 $16) 45. Qh3 hxg4 {Black mates.} 46.
Bxg4 Rb8 47. Qg3 Rh8+ 48. Kg2 Rxg4 {Precision: White = 45%, Black = 77%.} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.12”]
[Round “2”]
[White “Aronian, Levon”]
[Black “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A14”]
[WhiteElo “2795”]
[BlackElo “2813”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “141”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,141,4,18,0,5,0,0,-2,0,-37,-31,-52,0,-47,-13,-14,-14,-8,-10,-8,-16,-8,
-12,-13,-12,-23,-13,-22,-13,-14,-8,-5,-8,-58,-60,-61,-22,-26,0,0,-12,-12,0,0,0,
0,14,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,8,0,68,25,70,70,70,70,93,63,177,177,169,162,155,93,93,0,
0,0,0,29972,29972,29973,29972,29973,29968,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,2,0,756,6444,29985,29986,29986,29987,29987,29988,29988,29989,
29989,29988]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. b3 c5 7.
Bb2 Nc6 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nc3 b6 10. Nxd5 exd5 11. d4 Be6 {LiveBook: 7 Games} 12.
Qb1 $146 {A14: English Opening: 1…e6 with b3 by White} ({Predecessor:} 12.
Rc1 a5 13. dxc5 bxc5 14. Ne1 Qb6 15. Bxd5 Rad8 16. e4 Nb4 17. Qe2 Nxd5 18. exd5
Rxd5 19. Ng2 Rfd8 20. Bc3 Bg5 21. f4 Bf6 22. Bxf6 gxf6 23. Qe3 Bh3 24. Rc2 Rd3
25. Qf2 Rd1 26. Rc1 R1d2 {0-1 (26) Zherebukh,Y (2633)-Ter Sahakyan,S (2553)
chess.com INT 2018}) 12… a5 13. Rd1 Ra7 14. Bc3 {The position is equal.} a4
15. bxa4 Rxa4 16. Qb5 Rc4 (16… Qa8 $15) 17. Rac1 Bf6 (17… Qa8 {looks
sharper.} 18. Ne5 Nxe5 19. dxe5 Qa3 20. Bb2 Qa4) 18. Qxc6 cxd4 19. Bxd4 Rxc6
20. Rxc6 Qa8 21. Rxb6 Qa4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black fights for an advantage.} 22.
Rd2 Rc8 {And now …Rc1+ would win.} 23. h4 Bd8 24. Rb3 h6 25. Kh2 Bf5 26. Rdb2
Bc7 27. Be5 Bxe5 28. Nxe5 Qe8 29. Nf3 Be4 30. Bh3 Ra8 31. Nd4 Qe5 32. e3 g5 {
Hoping for …gxh4.} 33. h5 Ra6 34. Rb6 Rxb6 35. Rxb6 Qc7 36. Rxh6 Qa5 37. Bg2
Qxa2 38. Bxe4 dxe4 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQ-KRN} 39. Kg2 Kg7 (39… Qa1 $11)
40. Rd6 $14 g4 41. Nf5+ Kh7 42. Rf6 Qb3 43. Nh6 Qd5 ({Black should try} 43…
Kg7 $1 $14 44. Nxg4 Qd5) 44. Nxf7 $18 ({Don’t take} 44. Nxg4 $6 Kg7 $16) 44…
Kg7 45. Rf4 {aiming for h6+.} Kh7 {[#]} 46. h6 (46. Kg1 $142 $1) 46… Kg6 $16
47. Rxg4+ $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (47. Kg1 $16) 47… Kxf7 {KQ-KR} 48. h7 Qh5 49. Rh4
Qf3+ 50. Kg1 Qd1+ 51. Kh2 Qe2 {[#]} 52. h8=Q $2 (52. Rh6 $1 {mates} Qxf2+ 53.
Kh3 Qf1+ 54. Kh4 Qh1+ 55. Kg5 Qg1 56. h8=Q Qxg3+ 57. Kf5 Qf2+ 58. Kxe4 Qg2+ 59.
Kd4 Qd2+ 60. Kc4 Qa2+ 61. Kb4 Qb1+ 62. Kc5 Qc2+ 63. Kd6 Qd3+ 64. Kc7 Qc2+ 65.
Rc6) 52… Qxf2+ $11 53. Kh3 Qf5+ 54. Kg2 Qf3+ 55. Kg1 Qxe3+ 56. Kf1 $1 Qf3+
57. Ke1 Qxg3+ 58. Kd2 {Rh7+ would kill now.} Qd3+ 59. Kc1 Qc4+ 60. Kb2 Qb4+ 61.
Kc2 Qc5+ 62. Kd1 Qg1+ 63. Ke2 {Threatening mate with Rh7+.} Qg2+ 64. Ke3 {
White threatens Rh7+ and mate.} Qf3+ 65. Kd4 {Intending Rh7+ and mate.} Qd3+ $4
{[%mdl 8192]} (65… Qf2+ $11 66. Ke5 Qb2+ 67. Kf5 Qxh8 68. Rxh8 Ke7 69. Kxe4
Kd6 70. Rh5 Ke6) 66. Ke5 $18 {White wants to mate with Rh7+.} Qc3+ 67. Kf5 {
White mates.} Qc5+ 68. Qe5 Qc8+ 69. Kg5 Qd8+ 70. Kh5 Qd1+ 71. Rg4 {Precision:
White = 67%, Black = 48%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.12”]
[Round “2”]
[White “Giri, Anish”]
[Black “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C82”]
[WhiteElo “2779”]
[BlackElo “2822”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “81”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 22,81,19,31,38,30,175,46,58,22,25,25,28,23,35,18,21,22,22,20,10,22,47,
37,40,51,84,84,81,79,100,86,133,128,160,157,157,136,140,139,160,146,139,135,
141,150,91,91,1100,1079,1078,984,869,608,1385,1343,1306,1285,1064,949,787,720]
} 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 Bc5 10. Qd3 O-O 11. Be3 f6 12. exf6 Qxf6 {C82: Open Ruy Lopez:
9 c3 without 9…Be7} 13. Nbd2 Nxd2 {[#]} (13… Bxe3 $11 14. Qxe3 Nxd2 15.
Qxd2 Rad8) (13… Bxe3 14. Qxe3 Nxd2 15. Qxd2 Rad8 16. Rae1 Na5 17. Qd4 Qxd4
18. Nxd4 Bf7 19. Ne6 Bxe6 20. Rxe6 {1/2-1/2 (28) Malashenkov,A (2436)-Kerr,S
(2440) ICCF email 2016}) 14. Qxd2 (14. Ng5 $1 $18 {[%csl Gg5][%cal Rd3h7]} Qf5
15. Qxf5 Rxf5 16. Bxd2) 14… Bxe3 $14 {White is slightly better.} 15. fxe3 {
Strongly threatening Nd4.} Na5 16. Bxd5 Nc4 $1 {[%cal Rc4d2]} 17. Bxc4 Bxc4 18.
Rf2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 18. Rfe1 Rad8 19. Qf2 Qg6 20. e4 {1-0 (39) Szilagyi,
P-Honfi,K Pecs 1964}) 18… Rad8 19. Nd4 Qg6 20. Rxf8+ Rxf8 21. b3 Bd3 {[#]}
22. Ne6 $1 $36 {[%mdl 2560] White has the initiative.} Qxe6 23. Qxd3 {[%mdl
4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} c5 24. e4 Re8 {[#]} 25. Re1 $1 Qe5 26. c4 h6 27. Qd5+
Kh7 28. Qxe5 Rxe5 29. cxb5 axb5 $16 {KR-KR} 30. Kf2 Kg6 31. Ke3 Re7 32. Rc1 Rc7
33. a4 bxa4 34. bxa4 {Ra1 is the strong threat.} Kf6 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (34…
Ra7 $16) 35. a5 $18 {[%cal Ba4a5,Ba5a6,Ba6a7][%mdl 32] White is clearly
winning.} c4 36. a6 c3 37. Ra1 Rc8 38. a7 c2 39. Kd2 Ke5 40. Kc1 Ra8 41. Ra4 {
Precision: White = 75%, Black = 42%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.12”]
[Round “2”]
[White “So, Wesley”]
[Black “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “E04”]
[WhiteElo “2763”]
[BlackElo “2766”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “103”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,103,0,14,0,14,0,14,0,0,12,13,10,0,0,0,0,20,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
-20,-14,-55,0,0,0,0,0,0,61,0,95,93,107,107,97,72,80,77,70,77,70,70,67,70,70,71,
104,70,115,121,123,72,69,51,55,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,29973,29974,
29965,29974]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 dxc4 5. Nf3 a6 6. O-O Nc6 7.
e3 Rb8 8. Qe2 {E04: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3} b5 9. b3 cxb3 10. axb3 Bd6 {LiveBook:
5 Games} 11. Rd1 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. Bb2 O-O 12. Rc1 Bb7 13. Ne5 Nb4 14.
Bxb7 Rxb7 15. Nc6 Qa8 {1/2-1/2 (40) Le,Q (2737)-Mamedyarov,S (2799) Huaian 2017
}) 11… Qe7 12. Bb2 O-O 13. Rc1 Bb7 14. Ne5 Nb4 15. Bxb7 Rxb7 16. Nc6 Nxc6 17.
Rxc6 e5 18. dxe5 Bxe5 19. Bxe5 Qxe5 20. Raxa6 Rd8 21. Ra2 h5 22. Nd2 h4 $1 23.
Nf3 Qe4 24. Rc1 h3 25. Rac2 Nd5 ({Black should play} 25… Rd3 $15) 26. Ne1 Nb4
27. Rd2 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is under pressure.} Rxd2 28. Qxd2 {Hoping for
Qd7.} Ra7 (28… Nd5 $11) 29. Qd7 (29. Qd8+ $14 Kh7 30. Qd7) 29… Ra8 (29…
f5 $1 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 30. Qxh3 $16 (30. Rxc7 {is a self mate.} Qg2+
$1 {[%mdl 512]} 31. Nxg2 Ra1+ 32. Rc1 Rxc1+ 33. Qd1 Rxd1+ 34. Ne1 Rxe1#) 30…
Nd3 31. Nxd3 Qxd3 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQR-KQR} 32. b4 Qd2 33. Qf1 ({Don’t go
for} 33. Rxc7 $2 Ra1+ 34. Qf1 Rxf1+ 35. Kxf1 Qxb4 $19) 33… Qxb4 34. Rb1 Qc3
35. Qxb5 Ra1 36. Qe8+ Kh7 37. Rxa1 Qxa1+ $14 {KQ-KQ} 38. Kg2 Qf6 39. Qd7 c6 40.
h4 ({White should try} 40. e4) 40… g6 $16 41. g4 {Black must now prevent g5.}
Kg8 $1 42. g5 (42. f3 $14) 42… Qc3 $11 43. Qd8+ Kh7 $1 44. Qd4 Qc2 45. Qf4
Kg8 46. e4 c5 47. Qb8+ Kh7 48. Qe8 Kg7 49. Qe5+ Kg8 50. Qd5 {aiming for h5.} c4
$2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (50… Qe2 $11) 51. h5 $1 {[%cal Bh4h5,Bh5g6][%mdl 544]}
Qd3 (51… gxh5 52. g6) 52. hxg6 {Precision: White = 64%, Black = 88%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.12”]
[Round “2”]
[White “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E61”]
[WhiteElo “2753”]
[BlackElo “2777”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “86”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 13,86,17,22,22,21,12,14,15,11,20,20,15,19,18,53,-7,7,10,0,7,0,0,17,0,45,
22,105,105,129,140,140,129,166,157,196,118,114,123,112,104,91,86,218,210,215,
156,147,138,120,92,66,70,296,287,321,36,69,71,120,68,72,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. e3 O-O 5. Be2 c5 6. d5 d6 7. Nc3 e6 8.
O-O {E61: King’s Indian: Early deviations for White, including Smyslov System}
exd5 9. cxd5 Na6 (9… Qe7 10. Nd2 b6 11. Nc4 Ba6 12. a4 Ne8 13. Qb3 {1-0 (62)
Fedoseev,V (2706)-Nepomniachtchi,I (2751) Poikovsky 2018}) 10. Nd2 Re8 11. e4
Rb8 12. a4 Nb4 13. f3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. f4 b6 14. Re1 a6 15. Bf1 Bg4 16.
Nf3 Nh5 17. Na2 Bd4+ {1/2-1/2 (39) Schmid,S (2005)-Wallinger,M (2215)
Gunzenhausen 1991}) 13… Nd7 14. Kh1 (14. Nb5 $14) 14… a6 15. a5 b5 16. axb6
$1 Nxb6 17. Nb3 Bd7 18. Bf4 Qe7 (18… Bb5 $5) 19. Qd2 (19. Bxa6 $2 Bxc3 20.
bxc3 Nxa6 $19) 19… c4 (19… N4xd5 $11 20. Nxd5 Nxd5 21. Qxd5 Be6 22. Bxd6
Bxd5 23. Bxe7 Rxe7 24. Nxc5 (24. exd5 Rxe2 25. Nxc5 Rbxb2 $15) 24… Rxb2 25.
Bxa6 (25. Rxa6 Bxe4 26. Nxe4 Rxe2 $11) 25… Bc6) 20. Na5 $16 Rec8 21. Rfd1 h5
22. Be3 h4 23. h3 f5 24. Nc6 (24. Re1 $18) 24… Bxc6 25. dxc6 Rxc6 26. Ra5
fxe4 27. fxe4 Nd3 (27… Be5 $16) 28. Rxa6 $18 (28. Bxd3 $6 cxd3 29. Qxd3 (29.
Rxa6 Nc4 $14) 29… Nc4 $16) 28… Qb7 29. Ra5 Nd7 30. Nd5 N7c5 31. Bxc5 Rxc5
32. Bxd3 Rxa5 $2 (32… cxd3 $14 33. b4 Rxa5 34. bxa5 Ra8) 33. Bxc4 ({Not} 33.
Qxa5 cxd3 34. Qd2 (34. Rxd3 Ra8 $11) 34… Qxb2 $11) 33… Rc5 {[#]} 34. b3 $2
(34. Qg5 $1 $18 Rxc4 35. Ne7+ Kf8 36. Rf1+ Ke8 37. Qxg6+ Kd7 38. Nf5 (38. Qxg7
Qxb2 39. Qf7 Rc1 $14)) 34… Rxc4 35. bxc4 {aiming for Qg5.} Qb3 {[#]} 36. Ne3
(36. Nf4 $1 $16 Kh7 37. Qxd6) 36… Rf8 $14 37. Qe2 ({White should try} 37.
Qd5+ $16 Kh7 38. Ng4) 37… Rf4 $11 {The position is equal.} 38. Ng4 Rxe4 39.
Qxe4 Qxd1+ 40. Kh2 Qd4 41. Qxd4 Bxd4 42. g3 hxg3+ 43. Kxg3 Kf7 {Precision:
White = 50%, Black = 38%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.12”]
[Round “2”]
[White “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Black “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C54”]
[WhiteElo “2743”]
[BlackElo “2783”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “95”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,95,34,6,8,7,7,0,0,0,0,0,6,14,27,17,29,16,82,0,54,53,45,10,11,11,10,
13,15,16,113,113,83,47,55,48,45,45,45,41,45,-7,16,22,40,0,2,0,0,-85,-97,-277,
-303,-413,20,6,6,6,6,6,1,3,4,9,9,6,7,0,13,-17,17,2,48,54,73,30,70,50,87,112,
404,414]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. O-O a6 7. a4 h6
8. Re1 {C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3} O-O 9. Nbd2
{LiveBook: 35 Games} a5 10. Nf1 {The position is equal.} Be6 11. b3 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 11. Qb3 Qd7 12. Be3 Bxc4 13. Qxc4 Bxe3 14. Nxe3 Ne7 15. Rad1 Rfe8
{1-0 (58) Artemiev,V (2697)-Grischuk,A (2767) Moscow 2018}) 11… d5 12. exd5
Nxd5 13. Bd2 Bd6 14. Ng3 Re8 15. h3 Rb8 16. Qc2 Qf6 {[#]} (16… Nb6 $11) 17.
Re2 (17. d4 $1 $16) 17… Re7 (17… Nb6 $11) 18. Rae1 $14 Rbe8 19. Kh2 g5 20.
Bb5 Bd7 21. Qc1 Nf4 22. Bxf4 gxf4 (22… exf4 $11 {keeps the balance.} 23. Ne4
Qg6) 23. Ne4 $16 Qg7 24. g3 fxg3+ 25. fxg3 {Threatens to win with g4.} f5 26.
Nxd6 cxd6 27. Nh4 Qg5 28. Ng2 (28. Rf1 $14) 28… Qh5 29. Re3 Rg7 30. Qd1 (30.
d4 $5) 30… Qg5 31. Qf3 Rf8 32. Rf1 (32. Qd5+ $11 Rff7 33. Bc4) 32… f4 $1
$17 {[%cal Rf4g3] Strongly threatening …fxg3+.} 33. gxf4 $2 (33. Qd5+ $17 {
only move.} Kh8 34. gxf4 exf4 35. Qxg5 hxg5 36. d4) 33… exf4 $19 34. d4 {[#]}
Rf6 $2 (34… Qxg2+ $1 $19 {[%mdl 512]} 35. Qxg2 Rxg2+ 36. Kxg2 fxe3 37. Bc4+
Kg7) 35. Re4 {[%cal Re4f4]} Qg3+ 36. Qxg3 $1 fxg3+ 37. Kg1 Rxf1+ 38. Bxf1 Bxh3
39. Bc4+ Kh7 40. Nf4 Bf5 41. Re3 Rg5 42. Ne2 g2 43. Nf4 Rg4 44. Nxg2 Kg7 45.
Be2 Rg6 46. Kf2 Re6 47. Rg3+ Rg6 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (47… Bg6 $16 {was called
for.}) 48. Nh4 {Precision: White = 47%, Black = 41%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.12”]
[Round “3”]
[White “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Black “Aronian, Levon”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C67”]
[WhiteElo “2822”]
[BlackElo “2795”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “107”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 25,107,15,15,19,12,15,9,12,16,9,18,17,31,26,21,24,36,45,41,36,50,39,69,
68,68,0,75,72,68,72,75,61,72,58,77,77,77,77,77,77,85,83,92,92,93,87,85,59,93,
92,93,91,92,90,93,36,36,36,96,96,108,107,94,39,48,31,31,31,38,0,59,71,76,31,31,
20,20,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6.
Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. Nc3 {[%cal Bb1c3,Bc3d5,Bd5e3][%mdl 32] C67:
Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence: 4 0-0 Nxe4} Ne8 10. Nd5 Bd6 11. Re1 c6 12. Ne3 Be7
13. c4 Nc7 {LiveBook: 34 Games} 14. d4 d5 15. cxd5 Nxd5 16. Nxd5 cxd5 {[#]} 17.
Bf4 $146 Be6 18. Qb3 Bf6 19. Be5 Bxe5 20. Rxe5 Qb6 21. Qxb6 axb6 22. Re3 Rfc8
23. Rb3 Rc6 24. Bb5 Rc7 25. Bd3 ({Better is} 25. a3 $14) 25… Rc6 (25… Ra4
$11) 26. Kf1 g6 27. a3 Rac8 28. Ke2 Kf8 29. Kd2 Ke7 30. Re1 Kd8 31. h4 h5 32.
g3 Bd7 33. Re5 Rd6 34. Rc3 Rcc6 35. Be2 Be6 36. Bb5 Rc7 37. Ree3 Rxc3 38. Kxc3
$16 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} Kc7 39. Bd3 Rc6+ 40. Kb4 (40. Kd2 $16) 40…
Kd6 $14 41. Re1 Bd7 ({Black should play} 41… Rc7 $14) 42. Bb5 $16 Rc8 43.
Bxd7 Kxd7 {KR-KR} 44. Re2 ({White should try} 44. Kb5 $16) 44… Rc4+ $1 $14
45. Kb5 Rxd4 46. Kxb6 Rd3 $1 47. Kc5 (47. Re3 $5 {[%cal Re3d3]} Rd2 48. b4 $14)
47… f6 (47… f5 $11) 48. a4 $1 g5 49. hxg5 fxg5 50. Re5 $1 {[%csl LRd5,LRg5]
} b6+ $1 {The position is equal.} 51. Kxb6 {[#] Strongly threatening b4.} Kd6
52. Rxg5 {Threatens to win with b4.} Rb3+ 53. Ka6 Rxb2 54. Rxh5 {Precision:
White = 65%, Black = 58%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.12”]
[Round “3”]
[White “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Black “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C65”]
[WhiteElo “2813”]
[BlackElo “2743”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “99”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 14,99,9,-11,-7,-8,0,0,3,-4,0,0,0,-7,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-13,-7,-22,-25,-20,
-16,-35,-37,-40,-2,-27,-7,-42,-23,-23,-26,-27,0,0,0,0,0,-8,-6,-6,-5,-6,-4,-6,0,
-31,-37,-63,-60,-60,-62,-49,-61,-58,-47,-68,-10,-14,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 {[%cal Bg8f6,Bf6d7,
Bd7f8,Bf8g6][%mdl 32]} 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. h3 {C65: Ruy Lopez: Berlin
Defence (3…Nf6), unusual lines and 4 0-0 Bc5} O-O 7. Nc3 Nd7 8. Be3 {
LiveBook: 5 Games} Re8 9. Ne2 Bb4+ 10. Nd2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10. c3 Bf8 11.
Qc2 c5 12. O-O-O Nb8 13. Ng3 Nc6 {0-1 (46) Caruana,F (2799)-Grischuk,A (2782)
Saint Louis 2017}) 10… Nf8 11. a3 Bd6 12. O-O Ng6 13. Nc4 Be6 14. Nxd6 cxd6
15. f4 exf4 16. Nxf4 d5 17. Nxg6 hxg6 18. e5 d4 19. Bf4 c5 20. Qd2 Qd5 21. Rae1
c4 22. Rd1 Red8 23. Bg5 {[#] Hoping for dxc4.} Rdc8 24. dxc4 Rxc4 25. b3 Rc5
26. Be7 Rc7 27. Bd6 Rc3 $1 28. Bb4 Rc6 29. c4 $132 {[%mdl 2048] White has
counterplay} Qxe5 {[#] Threatens to win with …a5.} 30. Rde1 Qc7 31. Qxd4 Qb6
32. c5 Qd8 33. Qe3 Qd5 34. Rd1 Qxb3 35. Rd3 Qc4 36. Rf4 Qb5 37. Kh2 a5 (37…
Bf5 $15 38. Rd6 a5 39. Rxc6 Qxc6) 38. a4 $11 {The position is equal.} Qxb4 39.
Rxb4 axb4 40. Qd2 Rxc5 41. Rd8+ Rxd8 42. Qxd8+ {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KQ-KRB} Kh7
43. Qb6 Rc8 44. Qxb7 {a5 is the strong threat.} b3 $1 45. a5 {Black must now
prevent a6.} Rc2 46. a6 Ra2 47. a7 b2 48. a8=Q Rxa8 49. Qxb2 Ra4 50. Qe5 {
Precision: White = 57%, Black = 68%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.12”]
[Round “3”]
[White “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Black “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C42”]
[WhiteElo “2783”]
[BlackElo “2753”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “71”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 15,71,31,21,0,23,0,15,15,35,37,31,29,19,26,169,118,247,249,252,254,419,
406,426,424,416,411,448,481,467,450,640,622,564,540,612,467,475,454,585,425,
591,627,618,582,615,620,595,615,702,681,710,733,821,772,767,758,675,631]} 1. e4
e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Bd3 d5 6. O-O {C42: Petroff Defence: 3
Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves} Be7 7. Re1 Nd6 8. Nc3 c6 $1 {LiveBook: 10
Games} 9. b3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 9. Qe2 Bg4 10. b3 Bxf3 11. Qxf3 O-O 12. Ba3
Nc8 {1/2-1/2 (55) Movsesian,S (2747)-Harikrishna,P (2686) Sarajevo 2009}) 9…
O-O 10. Ba3 Bg4 11. h3 Bh5 12. Qe2 Bf6 13. Qe3 {Hoping for Qf4.} Re8 14. Qf4
Bxf3 (14… Ne4 $1 $11 {and Black has nothing to worry.}) 15. Bxd6 ({Resist}
15. Qxf3 $6 Na6 $14) (15. gxf3 $18 Rxe1+ 16. Rxe1) 15… Bh5 {[#]} (15… Be4
$16) 16. Bc7 $1 $40 {[%cal Rc7d8][%mdl 128] White is out for blood.} Qc8 {[#]}
17. Bf5 $1 {[%cal Rf5c8]} Rxe1+ $2 (17… Re6 {is a better defense.} 18. Bxe6
fxe6) 18. Rxe1 Qf8 19. Bd6 Qd8 20. Qb4 Nd7 21. Qxb7 {White is clearly winning.}
Nb6 22. Qxc6 Bg6 (22… Bxc3 $142 23. Bc7 Qf8 24. dxc3 Bg6) 23. Bc7 Qf8 24.
Bxg6 hxg6 25. Nxd5 Nxd5 26. Qxd5 Kh7 27. Bd6 Qd8 28. c4 {[%cal Bc2c4,Bc4c5]
[%mdl 32]} Rc8 29. b4 Qd7 30. c5 Qa4 31. Qb3 Qd7 32. Re4 Qf5 33. d3 Kg8 34. Qc4
Qh5 35. Re1 Qg5 36. Qg4 {Precision: White = 76%, Black = 26%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.12”]
[Round “3”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Black “So, Wesley”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E21”]
[WhiteElo “2777”]
[BlackElo “2763”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “88”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 26,88,-10,-17,0,-10,-3,-2,-2,-2,-12,-16,-8,-8,-2,-30,-13,-24,-32,-42,
-50,-52,-57,-41,-29,-27,-35,-30,-31,-37,-44,-54,-47,-98,-50,-134,-134,-117,-17,
-28,-28,-61,-17,-17,0,-10,0,-320,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-135,0]} 1. d4
Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 O-O 5. Bg5 c5 6. e3 cxd4 7. exd4 h6 8. Bh4 d5 9.
Be2 dxc4 10. O-O Nc6 11. Bxc4 Be7 12. Rc1 b6 13. a3 Bb7 14. Re1 Nh5 {E57:
Nimzo-Indian: Rubinstein: Main Line: 7…Nc6 8 a3 dxc4 9 Bxc4 cxd4} (14… Na5
15. Ba2 Bxf3 16. gxf3 Rc8 17. Qd3 Nh5 18. Bg3 Nxg3 19. hxg3 Bf6 20. Rcd1 Nc6
21. Bb1 Re8 22. d5 {1-0 (36) Shen,Y (2449)-Zhang,X (2353) Xinghua 2015}) 15.
Bg3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15. Bxe7 Nxe7 16. Ne5 Nf4 17. g3 Nh3+ 18. Kf1 Rc8 19.
Bb3 Nc6 20. Nxc6 Rxc6 21. f4 Rd6 22. Qg4 Rxd4 23. Qxh3 Rd2 24. Bc4 Qd4 25. Be2
Rxb2 26. Qh5 f5 27. Nd1 Qe4 28. Bf3 Qd3+ {1/2-1/2 (28) Garau,B (2272)-Ettrich,
R (2292) ICCF email 2015}) 15… Nxg3 16. hxg3 Bf6 {[%cal Rc6d4] The position
is equal.} 17. d5 Na5 18. Ba2 $1 Bxc3 $1 19. Rxc3 Bxd5 20. Bxd5 Qxd5 21. Qxd5
exd5 22. Rd1 Nc4 23. Rxd5 Nxb2 24. Rc7 Rad8 25. Rxd8 $1 Rxd8 $11 {[%mdl 4096]
Endgame KRN-KRN} 26. Ne5 a5 27. Nxf7 Rd5 28. f4 Nd3 29. Re7 (29. Kf1 $15) 29…
b5 30. Ne5 (30. Ra7 $15) 30… Nxe5 $17 31. fxe5 {[#] KR-KR} Rd3 (31… Kf8 $1
$17 {[%cal Rf8e7]} 32. Ra7 a4) 32. e6 $11 Kf8 33. Rb7 Rxa3 {…Rb3 is the
strong threat.} ({But not} 33… Rxg3 34. Rxb5 a4 35. Rb8+ Ke7 36. Kf2 $17) 34.
Rxb5 a4 35. Rb4 Ke7 36. Re4 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (36. Rb7+ $11 {and White has
nothing to worry.} Kxe6 37. Rxg7) 36… h5 $2 (36… Ra1+ $19 37. Kh2 a3) 37.
g4 h4 38. g5 Ra1+ 39. Kh2 a3 40. Rxh4 Kxe6 {[#] White must now prevent …a2.}
41. Ra4 g6 {Strongly threatening …a2.} 42. Kg3 Kf5 {Threatens to win with …
a2.} 43. Ra5+ Ke4 {aiming for …a2.} 44. Ra6 (44. Ra4+ $11 Ke3 45. Ra6) 44…
Kf5 {Precision: White = 57%, Black = 49%.} ({Better is} 44… a2 $17 45. Ra3
Kf5 46. Ra5+ Ke4) 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.12”]
[Round “3”]
[White “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Black “Giri, Anish”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D31”]
[WhiteElo “2766”]
[BlackElo “2779”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “56”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 12,56,5,7,15,2,8,5,0,0,16,16,14,16,14,0,30,-21,50,36,58,27,21,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,-89,75,75,77,75,74,116,83,87,276,264,780,0,44,0,791]} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6
3. Nc3 Be7 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bf4 c6 6. e3 Bf5 7. f3 {LiveBook: 4 Games. D31:
Queen’s Gambit Declined: Semi-Slav without …Nf6 (+ Marshall Gambit and
Noteboom) and Exchange Variation lines without …Nf6} (7. g4 Be6 8. Qb3 Qb6 9.
f3 g5 10. Be5 f6 11. Bg3 Qxb3 12. axb3 h5 13. gxh5 Rxh5 14. Bd3 Kf7 15. h4 f5 {
1/2-1/2 (42) Kramnik,V (2800)-So,W (2799) Berlin 2018}) 7… Bg6 8. Bd3 Nf6 9.
g4 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 O-O $146 ({Predecessor:} 10… Bd6 11. Nge2 Bxf4 12. Nxf4 Na6
13. O-O-O Qe7 14. Rhe1 O-O-O {0-1 (87) Vass,F (2189)-Kotan,L (2379) Bratislava
2004}) 11. Nge2 Nbd7 12. h4 Ne8 13. h5 Bd6 14. Kf2 (14. O-O-O $142) 14… b5 (
14… Bxf4 $11 15. Nxf4 h6) 15. Rac1 a5 16. a4 b4 17. Nb1 {[%cal Bc3b1,Bb1d2,
Bd2f1,Bf1g3][%mdl 32]} Rc8 18. Nd2 Bxf4 19. Nxf4 Nd6 $1 20. b3 $36 {[%mdl 2048]
White is more active.} Re8 21. Rc2 (21. Nf1 $11) 21… Nb8 $2 (21… f5 $17 {
And now …fxg4 would win.} 22. gxf5 Qg5) 22. Nf1 $1 $16 Qf6 23. Ng3 g5 24.
hxg6 $1 fxg6 25. Rc5 Nb7 $2 (25… Re7 $16) 26. Rcc1 $18 {aiming for Rxh7!} Nd6
$2 {[#]} (26… Nd7 27. Rh3 Nd6) 27. Rc5 $2 (27. Rxh7 $1 $18 {[%mdl 512]} Kxh7
28. Rh1+ Kg8 29. Rh6) 27… Nb7 $1 $14 {[%cal Rb7c5]} 28. Rcc1 $2 {[%mdl 8192]}
(28. Rc4 $14) 28… Nd6 $1 {[%mdl 32768] Precision: White = 49%, Black = 44%. .
An unexpected result.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.13”]
[Round “4”]
[White “Aronian, Levon”]
[Black “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C55”]
[WhiteElo “2795”]
[BlackElo “2766”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “125”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 11,125,17,25,14,31,20,29,18,15,0,6,0,1,0,22,31,25,17,14,22,16,10,23,15,
24,23,32,19,26,17,19,19,20,19,26,19,19,19,30,23,56,50,45,52,65,37,44,27,156,88,
74,0,164,0,86,75,62,31,37,35,44,42,37,22,30,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,24,
29,36,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4
e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 h6 5. O-O d6 6. Re1 g5 {LiveBook: 3 Games. C55:
Two Knights: 4 d3, 4 d4 exd4 5 e5 and Max Lange Attack} (6… g6 7. d4 Bg4 8.
Bb5 Nd7 9. Bxc6 bxc6 10. Nbd2 Bg7 11. h3 Be6 12. Nf1 exd4 13. Nxd4 c5 14. Nf5 {
1-0 (42) Karjakin,S (2760)-Short,N (2678) Riadh 2017}) 7. Nc3 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 7. c3 Bg7 8. Nfd2 O-O 9. Nf1 d5 10. Bb3 Bg4 11. Qc2 Ne7 12. Nbd2
Ng6 13. exd5 Nxd5 14. Ne4 {1-0 (77) Rendle,T (2362)-Daulyte,D (2439) chess.com
INT 2018}) 7… Bg7 8. d4 O-O 9. dxe5 dxe5 10. Be3 Bg4 11. Bc5 Re8 12. Bb5 a6
13. Bxc6 bxc6 14. Qxd8 Raxd8 15. Be3 Bf8 16. Nd2 {[%cal Bf3d2,Bd2b3,Bb3c5]
[%mdl 32]} Bb4 17. Nb3 Be6 18. Nc5 Bc4 19. a3 Bxc3 20. bxc3 Rb8 21. h4 gxh4 22.
Bxh6 Rb2 $1 23. Bg5 Nh5 24. Bxh4 Rxc2 25. Re3 f6 26. g4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White
is more active.} Nf4 {aiming for …Kf7.} 27. Bxf6 Kf7 28. g5 {Nd7 is the
strong threat.} Rd2 $1 29. Rb1 {Black must now prevent Rb7.} Ne2+ {[#]} (29…
Nh5 $1 $11) 30. Kg2 (30. Kh2 $142 $1 Nf4 31. Rb7 Rxf2+ 32. Kg3 Rg2+ 33. Kf3)
30… Nf4+ $16 31. Kg1 (31. Kf3 $16) 31… Ne2+ $18 {[#]} 32. Kg2 (32. Kh2 $1
$18 Nf4 33. Rb7) 32… Nf4+ $16 33. Kf3 {Threatens to win with Rb7.} Nh5 34.
Rb7 (34. Rb4 {feels hotter.} Bb5 35. a4 a5 36. Rb1 Nxf6 37. axb5 Nh7 38. g6+)
34… Nxf6 35. Rxc7+ Re7 36. Rxe7+ Kxe7 37. gxf6+ Kxf6 $14 {[%mdl 4096]
Endgame KRB-KRN} 38. Kg3 Ke7 39. f4 Kd6 40. Nb7+ Kc7 $1 41. Na5 Bg8 {Hoping
for …Kb6.} 42. c4 Kb6 43. Nb3 exf4+ 44. Kxf4 Rf2+ 45. Rf3 Ra2 46. c5+ Kb5 47.
Ke5 (47. Kf5 {is more complex.} Rh2 48. Kf6 Rh1 49. Nd4+ Kxc5 50. Nf5) 47…
Bxb3 $1 {The position is equal.} 48. Rxb3+ Kxc5 $11 {KR-KR} 49. Rc3+ Kb5 50.
Ke6 c5 51. e5 c4 52. Kf5 Rf2+ 53. Ke4 Re2+ 54. Kd4 Rd2+ 55. Ke3 Rd1 56. Ke2 Rd7
57. e6 Re7 58. Re3 Kc5 59. Kd2 Kd4 60. Re1 Kd5 61. Kc3 Rxe6 62. Rxe6 Kxe6 63.
Kxc4 {Precision: White = 70%, Black = 72%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.13”]
[Round “4”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Black “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C65”]
[WhiteElo “2777”]
[BlackElo “2783”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “123”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 22,123,0,0,0,0,22,10,51,57,44,9,12,0,44,17,29,27,46,45,32,36,37,33,45,
21,64,27,14,19,79,87,79,71,61,14,15,0,0,-13,-7,-16,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,-62,-62,-62,-62,-124,-77,-77,-77,-77,-62,-102,-62,-102,-62,-102,-77,
-77,-62,-62,-62,-62,-62,-62,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O d6 6. c3 O-O 7. Nbd2 Ne7 {C65: Ruy
Lopez: Berlin Defence (3…Nf6), unusual lines and 4 0-0 Bc5} 8. d4 exd4 9.
cxd4 Bb6 10. Re1 Bg4 11. h3 Bh5 12. Qb3 {LiveBook: 15 Games} a6 13. Bd3 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 13. Bf1 d5 14. e5 Nd7 15. Qe3 {1-0 (39) Tiviakov,S (2656)-Bok,B
(2586) Amsterdam 2014}) 13… Nc6 14. d5 Nd4 15. Nxd4 Bxd4 16. Bc2 Nd7 17. g4
Bg6 (17… Qh4 {is interesting.} 18. Qf3 Bg6 19. Qg2 Qf6 20. g5 Qe7) 18. Nf3
Bb6 19. Bg5 Qb8 20. Be3 Bxe3 21. Qxe3 Re8 22. Rad1 h6 23. Kg2 Qd8 24. Qd4 Rc8
25. Re3 Ne5 (25… Nf6 $11) 26. Nxe5 $16 dxe5 27. Qd2 Qd6 28. Rb3 c6 {With the
idea …cxd5.} 29. Rxb7 cxd5 {[#] Hoping for …Qc6.} 30. Ba4 d4 31. f3 Rb8 32.
Rxb8 Rxb8 33. Rc1 a5 34. Bb3 Qb6 35. Rc4 Kh7 36. Ra4 Ra8 37. Bd5 Ra7 38. b4
axb4 39. Qxb4 Qxb4 40. Rxb4 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB} f6 41. Rb7 (41.
f4 $11) 41… Rxb7 $15 42. Bxb7 {[#] Threatens to win with a4. KB-KB} Be8 43.
Kf2 (43. h4 $15) 43… Kg8 44. Bd5+ Kf8 45. h4 Ke7 46. Ke2 Kd6 47. a3 Kc5 48.
Bb3 Bb5+ 49. Kd2 Bf1 50. Bf7 Kb5 51. Be8+ Ka5 52. h5 Bb5 (52… Bc4 $15) 53.
Bxb5 $11 {The position is equal.} Kxb5 {KP-KP} 54. Kc1 $1 Ka4 55. Kb2 $1 Ka5
56. Kc2 Kb6 (56… Ka4 $5 57. Kb2 $8 Ka5 $11) 57. Kd1 Kc5 (57… Kb5 $5 58. Kc1
$8 Kc4 $11) 58. Kd2 Kb5 {White must now prevent …Ka4.} (58… Kc4 $5 59. Kc2
$8 Kc5 $11) 59. Kc1 $1 Kc6 60. Kc2 Kb6 61. Kd1 Kc5 62. Kd2 {Precision: White =
63%, Black = 51%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.13”]
[Round “4”]
[White “So, Wesley”]
[Black “Giri, Anish”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A15”]
[WhiteElo “2763”]
[BlackElo “2779”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “113”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,113,0,12,9,8,6,7,7,15,13,23,14,62,67,68,60,81,77,101,95,68,95,147,
160,255,250,247,230,218,208,279,270,260,177,178,183,195,191,195,196,194,183,
180,131,149,137,188,187,200,191,201,173,234,230,242,237,245,231,218,218,219,0,
194,191,288,288,288,0,245,0,288,288,288,288,288,288,284,246,230,0,288,275,277,
246,206,0,271,264,288,288,343,342,365,346]} 1. c4 Nf6 2. g3 e5 3. Bg2 d5 4.
cxd5 Nxd5 5. Nc3 Nb6 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. d3 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. Be3 Be6 10. Rc1 Nd5 {
A29: English Opening: Four Knights Variation with 4 g3} (10… f5 11. a3 Kh8
12. b4 a6 13. Re1 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}) 11. Nxd5 Bxd5 {LiveBook: 32 Games} 12. Qc2 Re8 {The position is equal.}
13. a3 a6 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13… Qd7 14. Nd2 Rad8 15. Bxd5 Qxd5 16. b4 a5
17. bxa5 Bxa3 18. Rb1 Bb4 19. Qc4 Bxa5 20. Rxb7 Nd4 21. Qxd5 Nxe2+ {1/2-1/2
(29) Shields,G (2355)-Castellano,L (2316) ICCF email 2013}) 14. Rfd1 Bf6 15.
Nd2 {[%cal Bf3d2,Bd2e4,Be4c5,Bc5a6,Ba6c7,Bc7e6][%mdl 32]} Bxg2 16. Kxg2 Bg5 17.
Bxg5 Qxg5 18. e3 Qe7 19. Ne4 Rac8 20. Nc5 Nd8 21. d4 {[%cal Bd3d4,Bd4d5,Bd5d6]
[%mdl 32]} e4 ({Better is} 21… exd4 22. Rxd4 (22. exd4 c6 $14) 22… b6) 22.
d5 $16 f5 {[#]} (22… h6 $16 {was necessary.} 23. Qb3 Kh7) 23. Nxa6 $1 $18 {
[%mdl 512]} Nf7 (23… bxa6 24. d6) 24. d6 Nxd6 25. Nxc7 {aiming for Qb3+.}
Red8 26. Qb3+ Qf7 27. Ne6 Rxc1 28. Rxc1 Re8 29. Nd4 Qxb3 30. Nxb3 {[%mdl 4096]
Endgame KRN-KRN} Kf7 31. Nd4 g6 32. Rc3 Kf6 33. Rb3 Re7 (33… Rc8 $16 34. Rb6
Ke7) 34. a4 {[%cal Ba3a4,Ba4a5][%mdl 32]} Ke5 35. a5 Kd5 36. Rb6 Rf7 (36… Nc4
$142) 37. b3 g5 38. a6 bxa6 39. Rxa6 {[#] Strongly threatening Ra5+.} Nb7 40.
Rb6 Nd6 41. Ra6 {Black must now prevent Ra5+.} Nb7 $1 42. Rh6 Nd6 (42… f4
$142 43. gxf4 gxf4 44. Rh5+ Kd6) 43. Rh5 Rg7 44. Rh6 Rf7 $1 45. Rh5 Rg7 46. h4
gxh4 47. Rxh4 Ke5 48. Rh6 Rf7 49. Rh5 Kf6 50. Rh6+ Ke5 51. Kh3 Rb7 52. Rh5 Kf6
53. Rh6+ Ke5 54. Kh4 Nb5 55. Ne2 Re7 56. g4 Nd6 57. Nd4 {Precision: White =
79%, Black = 47%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.13”]
[Round “4”]
[White “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Black “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C65”]
[WhiteElo “2753”]
[BlackElo “2813”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “115”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,115,15,12,25,0,0,0,0,0,7,7,26,19,29,22,30,41,36,39,49,41,50,67,36,43,
97,85,77,0,2,23,14,13,67,69,65,54,116,110,118,108,102,107,144,99,83,103,128,
128,135,63,95,95,95,96,69,76,148,155,139,151,149,109,389,372,433,113,325,0,436,
429,445,414,423,430,549,548,706,695,652,634,1128,1071,971,349,924,919,1329,
1345,2920,2655,29985,29977,29969,29968,5406,2761,29969,1045]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3
Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O {C65: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence (3…
Nf6), unusual lines and 4 0-0 Bc5} Re8 (6… d6 7. h3 Bb6 8. Nbd2 Ne7 9. Re1 c6
10. Ba4 Ng6 11. Nf1 d5 12. Ng3 dxe4 13. Nxe4 Nxe4 14. dxe4 Be6 15. Bb3 {
1/2-1/2 (29) Anand,V (2760)-Carlsen,M (2843) Stavanger 2018}) 7. Nbd2 a6 8.
Bxc6 dxc6 9. Nc4 Nd7 (9… Bd6 10. Bg5 b5 11. Ne3 Qe7 12. Nh4 Qe6 13. Nhf5 Bf8
{1/2-1/2 (53) Caruana,F (2804)-Nakamura,H (2787) Saint Louis 2018}) 10. b4 {
LiveBook: 6 Games} Bf8 11. a4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. Bg5 f6 12. Be3 Nb8 13.
Qc2 Be6 {1/2-1/2 (56) Shomoev,A (2565)-Goganov,A (2562) Ekaterinburg 2013})
11… b5 12. Na5 Qf6 13. Be3 Nb6 14. axb5 cxb5 15. Qc2 Bg4 16. Nd2 Qg6 17. f3
$36 {[%mdl 2048] White is more active.} Bh3 {[%csl Gh3][%cal Rg6g2]} 18. Ndb3
Na4 19. Nc5 Bxc5 20. bxc5 Rad8 {Threatens to win with …Rxd3!} 21. Rf2 Bc8 (
21… f5 $14) 22. Rd2 f5 {[%cal Bf7f5,Bf5f4][%mdl 32]} 23. Re1 (23. Qb3+ $16
Kh8 24. Qc2) 23… f4 $1 $11 {[%cal Rf4e3]} 24. Bf2 Bh3 $1 {[%csl Gh3][%cal
Rg6g2]} 25. Bh4 Rd7 (25… Rc8 $11) 26. Kh1 Nxc5 27. d4 ({Not} 27. gxh3 Qh5 $17
) 27… Qh5 (27… Na4 $14) 28. Bf2 $16 {[%mdl 1024] White has strong
compensation.} Na4 29. Bg1 Rd6 30. d5 Rg6 31. Qd3 Bd7 32. c4 h6 33. Rc1 Kh7 {
[#]} 34. Qa3 ({Better is} 34. cxb5 $1 $16 Bxb5 35. Qa3) 34… c5 35. Bxc5 bxc4
36. Nxc4 Nxc5 37. Qxc5 {Black must now prevent Qc7.} Bh3 (37… Rc8 $142 38.
Qe7 Bb5) 38. Qa3 Bd7 39. d6 Qg5 40. Qxa6 {aiming for Qb7.} h5 $2 {[%mdl 8192]}
(40… Rc8 $16 {was worth a try.}) 41. Qb7 Rd8 42. Qd5 $2 (42. Qc7 $18 {
and the rest is easy.} Be8 43. Rg1) 42… Re8 $2 (42… Rc8 $16 43. Qb7 Be6)
43. Qb7 Rd8 44. Qc7 Be8 45. Qc5 Re6 46. Rd5 Rg6 {[%csl Gg6][%cal Rg5g2]} 47.
Rg1 Re6 48. Nxe5 Qf6 49. d7 Bf7 50. Nxf7 Qxf7 51. Rxh5+ $2 (51. Qc7 Qe7 52.
Rxh5+ Kg8 53. Rd1) 51… Kg8 $2 (51… Rh6 52. Rf5 Qxd7 53. Rxf4 Rc8 54. Qf5+
Qxf5 55. Rxf5 Rc2) 52. Rd5 $18 Rh6 53. Rgd1 Ra6 54. h3 Ra2 55. Qc7 Raa8 56. Kh2
Kh7 57. R1d2 g6 58. Re5 {Precision: White = 57%, Black = 36%.} (58. Ra2 $142
Rab8 59. Ra6 Kh8 {[#]} 60. Rb5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} Qxd7 61. Qxd7 Rxd7 62. Rxb8+ Kh7
63. h4) 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.13”]
[Round “4”]
[White “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Black “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C50”]
[WhiteElo “2743”]
[BlackElo “2822”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “99”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,99,16,8,27,21,27,17,4,0,7,-11,-6,-22,-8,-14,-16,-25,0,0,14,12,26,15,
14,11,18,14,57,25,47,18,20,7,13,12,16,16,17,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,8,8,10,10,10,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,7,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2.
Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. Nc3 h6 6. h3 d6 7. Na4 Bb6 {C50: Italienische
Partie} 8. a3 O-O 9. O-O {LiveBook: 3 Partien} Qe8 $146 ({Vorgänger:} 9… Be6
10. Re1 Bxc4 11. dxc4 Nd4 12. Nh4 Nd7 13. g3 Qf6 14. Nxb6 Nxb6 {1-0 (55)
Artemiev,V (2691)-Mamedyarov,S (2799) Huaian 2017}) 10. Re1 Be6 11. Bxe6 Qxe6
12. b4 Nd7 13. Bb2 f5 14. Nxb6 Nxb6 15. c4 fxe4 16. Rxe4 Qf7 17. Qc2 Nd7 18. d4
{[%cal Rd4e5]} exd4 19. Nxd4 Nxd4 20. Bxd4 Rae8 21. Rae1 ({Natürlich nicht} 21.
Bxa7 b6 $17) 21… Rxe4 22. Rxe4 c5 23. Bb2 Re8 {Die Stellung ist ausgeglichen.
} 24. bxc5 Rxe4 25. Qxe4 Nxc5 26. Qd4 Qe7 27. f4 b6 28. Qd5+ Kh7 29. Kf2 Qh4+
30. Kf3 Qe1 31. Qd4 {[%csl Gb2][%cal Rd4g7] [#]} Qf1+ 32. Kg3 {[%csl Gb2][%cal
Rd4g7]} Qe1+ 33. Kf3 {[%csl Gb2][%cal Rd4g7]} Qf1+ 34. Kg3 {[%csl Gb2][%cal
Rd4g7]} Qe1+ 35. Kh2 {[%csl Gb2][%cal Rd4g7] [#]} Qe7 36. Qd5 Qe3 37. Qf5+ Kg8
38. Qc8+ Kh7 $1 39. Qg4 {[%csl Gb2][%cal Rg4g7]} Qe7 $1 40. f5 Qf7 41. Qd4 Qe7
42. Qg4 Nd7 43. Bc3 Kg8 44. Qd4 Ne5 45. Qd5+ Kh7 46. Qe4 {Beabsichtigt f6+ und
Matt.} Kg8 47. Qd5+ Kh7 48. Qe4 {Weiss droht f6+ und Matt.} Kg8 49. Qa8+ Kh7
50. Qe4 {Precision: Weiß = 72%, Schwarz = 67%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.13”]
[Round “5”]
[White “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Black “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B42”]
[WhiteElo “2822”]
[BlackElo “2753”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “113”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,113,18,51,12,24,16,21,20,16,0,7,0,0,0,0,-14,0,-8,-1,-3,-8,-16,-9,-24,
4,6,4,0,11,7,7,9,17,4,4,8,21,11,43,30,90,54,108,89,129,125,128,128,125,124,125,
122,328,311,364,353,300,87,99,52,54,39,152,152,236,216,335,339,320,320,404,315,
620,631,931,828,765,770,1485,1161,1985,1777,6506,2645,12844,12843,12844,12844,
12846,12847,12847,12847,12847,12847,12847,12847,12847,12847]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3
e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Bc5 6. Nb3 Ba7 7. Qe2 Nc6 8. Be3 Nge7 9. N1d2 {
B42: Sicilian: Kan Variation: 5 Bd3} O-O {LiveBook: 4 Games} 10. O-O Ne5 $146 (
{Predecessor:} 10… d6 11. f4 b5 12. Rf3 Bb7 13. Raf1 Nb4 14. Rh3 Nxd3 15.
cxd3 Bxe3+ 16. Qxe3 Rc8 {1-0 (36) Azarov,S (2566)-Ginsburg,G (2506) playchess.
com INT 2006}) 11. Bxa7 {White has an edge.} (11. Rfd1 {is interesting.} Bxe3
12. Qxe3 Qc7 13. Rac1 d5 14. Re1) 11… Rxa7 12. f4 Nxd3 13. cxd3 a5 14. Qf2
Ra6 15. Nd4 d6 16. Rac1 Bd7 17. Nc4 {[%cal Bd2c4,Bc4e3,Be3c2,Bc2d4][%mdl 32]}
b5 18. Ne3 Qb6 19. Nf3 Raa8 20. Nc2 Qxf2+ 21. Kxf2 Rfc8 22. Ncd4 b4 23. Ke3 f6
24. Ne2 e5 25. Rxc8+ Rxc8 26. Rc1 Be6 27. Rxc8+ Nxc8 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame
KBN-KNN} 28. b3 Nb6 (28… Bg4 $11) 29. d4 {[%cal Rf4e5]} exf4+ (29… Bg4 $14)
30. Nxf4 $16 ({But not} 30. Kxf4 $6 d5 $11) 30… Bd7 {[#]} 31. d5 $1 f5 32.
Nd4 fxe4 33. Kxe4 Kf7 34. Nc6 Kf6 $2 (34… a4 $16 {is a better defense.}) 35.
Nxa5 $18 Bf5+ 36. Kd4 Bb1 {[#]} 37. Ne2 $2 (37. Nh5+ $1 $18 {and the rest is
easy.} Kg5 38. Nxg7) 37… Bxa2 $16 38. Nc1 Bb1 39. Nc6 h5 (39… Na8 $1 $14)
40. Nxb4 g5 (40… Ke7 $16 41. Ne2 Bf5) 41. Ne2 $18 Nd7 (41… g4 {was
necessary.} 42. Nc3 Bf5) 42. Nc3 Bf5 43. Nc6 g4 44. b4 h4 $2 (44… Nb6 45. Nb5
Nc8) 45. Nb5 {White is clearly winning.} Ne5 46. Nxe5 dxe5+ {KB-KN} 47. Kc5 Bd3
48. Nc3 g3 49. hxg3 hxg3 50. d6 Bf1 51. Kc6 Bxg2+ 52. Kc7 Bh3 53. Ne4+ Kf5 54.
Nxg3+ Kf4 55. Ne2+ Ke3 56. Ng1 Bg4 57. b5 {Precision: White = 60%, Black = 31%.
} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.13”]
[Round “5”]
[White “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B50”]
[WhiteElo “2813”]
[BlackElo “2777”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “68”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,68,21,6,17,12,44,14,70,70,66,60,200,94,83,72,60,66,58,-6,38,28,45,13,
41,31,81,44,53,27,41,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-22,-27,-36,-8,-8,-9,-5,0,-17,0]}
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. h3 e5 5. Bc4 Be7 6. d3 Nc6 7. O-O O-O 8. a3
Be6 {B30: Sicilian: 2…Nc6 3 Bb5, lines without …g6} (8… a6 9. Ba2 b5 10.
Nd5 Rb8 11. c3 Nxd5 12. exd5 Na5 13. b4 Nb7 14. Be3 Bf6 15. Nd2 Bf5 16. Qe2 {
1/2-1/2 (16) Movsesian,S (2670)-Lenic,L (2659) Velky Cetin 2018}) 9. Nd5 Bxd5
10. exd5 {LiveBook: 5 Games} Nd4 11. Nh2 Qd7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11… a6 12.
Ba2 Nb5 13. f4 Nd7 14. Ng4 exf4 15. Bxf4 f5 16. Nh2 {1-0 (52) Sadykov,R (2400)
-Li,Q (2320) Goa 2002}) 12. f4 e4 ({Black should play} 12… b5 $11 13. Ba2
exf4) 13. c3 {dxe4 is the strong threat.} Nf5 14. g4 Nh4 {[#]} (14… Ng3 $14)
15. Qe1 (15. dxe4 $1 $18 {has better winning chances.} b5 16. Bd3) 15… b5 $16
16. Ba2 (16. Bb3 {keeps more tension.} c4 17. Qxh4 Nxd5 18. g5 cxb3 19. dxe4
Nb6 20. f5) 16… exd3 17. Qxh4 c4 18. Qg3 (18. g5 $14 Nxd5 19. f5) 18… Nxd5
19. Qg2 Nc7 20. Be3 Rfe8 21. g5 Qf5 (21… Bxg5 $6 22. Bd4 $18) 22. Ng4 Bf8 {
[%cal Be7f8,Bf8d6,Bd6f4][%mdl 32]} 23. Rae1 d5 24. Bd4 Rxe1 25. Rxe1 Bd6 $1 26.
Ne3 Re8 27. Nxf5 Rxe1+ 28. Qf1 $1 {[%cal Rf1e1]} (28. Kh2 $2 Bxf4+ 29. Ng3 d2
$19) 28… d2 29. Ne3 {Black must now prevent f5.} Ne6 30. Kf2 {[#] Threatens
to win with Qxe1.} Bxf4 ({Of course not} 30… Nxd4 $6 31. cxd4 Rxf1+ 32. Kxf1
$14) 31. Nd1 Bg3+ {[%mdl 1024] Black has compensation.} ({Don’t play} 31…
Rxf1+ 32. Kxf1 Nxg5 33. h4 $11) 32. Kg1 $1 {The position is equal.} Bh2+ 33.
Kf2 $1 Bg3+ 34. Kg1 $1 Bh2+ {Precision: White = 56%, Black = 51%.} ({Much
weaker is} 34… Rxf1+ 35. Kxf1 a6 36. Ke2 $14) 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.13”]
[Round “5”]
[White “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Black “So, Wesley”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C65”]
[WhiteElo “2783”]
[BlackElo “2763”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “126”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,126,0,0,0,0,0,11,0,0,1,10,-18,-18,-20,-20,-12,-12,-13,-13,-25,-29,
-36,-36,-34,-32,-29,-31,-36,-37,-36,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-162,0,0,0,0,0,-564,
-651,-512,-492,-778,-783,-784,-770,-718,-789,-784,-789,-789,-788,-789,-788,
-778,-786,-764,-776,-781,-779,-779,-787,-785,-776,-795,-785,-779,-762,-777,
-727,-714,-762,-768,-745,-649,-600,-586,-531,-762,-741,-736,-734,-718,-560,
-678,-678,-600,-594,-560,-544,-1243,-1246,-1187,-1200,-937,-767,-29985,-29986]
} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 {[%cal Bd2d3,Bd3d4][%mdl 32]} Bc5 5. c3
O-O 6. O-O d6 7. h3 Ne7 {C65: Spanische Partie (Berliner-Verteidigung)} (7…
Bb6 8. Nbd2 Ne7 9. Re1 c6 10. Ba4 Ng6 11. Nf1 d5 12. Ng3 dxe4 13. Nxe4 Nxe4 14.
dxe4 Be6 15. Bb3 {1/2-1/2 (29) Anand,V (2760)-Carlsen,M (2843) Stavanger 2018})
8. d4 Bb6 9. Re1 d5 10. Nxe5 Nxe4 11. Nd2 {[%cal Bb1d2,Bd2b3,Bb3c5][%mdl 32]}
Nd6 {LiveBook: 14 Partien} 12. Bd3 f6 13. Nef3 Bf5 14. Nb3 Bxd3 $146 ({
Vorgänger:} 14… Ng6 15. Nc5 Qc8 16. Bxf5 Nxf5 17. Bd2 c6 18. Qc2 Nd6 19. b3
Re8 20. a4 Qc7 21. c4 {1/2-1/2 (21) Janisch,M (2415)-Balshaw,A (2433) ICCF
email 2017}) 15. Qxd3 Ng6 16. Nc5 {Schwarz sollte Se6 verhindern.} Re8 17. Bd2
c6 18. b3 Qc7 19. Rxe8+ Rxe8 20. Re1 Rxe1+ 21. Nxe1 Bxc5 22. dxc5 Ne4 23. b4 $1
Ne5 24. Qc2 Nc4 25. Nf3 Ncxd2 (25… a5 {keeps more tension.} 26. Be1 Qf4 27.
Qd1 Kf7 28. Nd4 g6) 26. Nxd2 Qe5 (26… Nxd2 {with more complications.} 27.
Qxd2 Kf7 28. a4 a5 29. c4 dxc4 30. Qd4 Qe5) 27. Nxe4 Qxe4 $11 {[%mdl 4096]
Endspiel KD-KD} 28. Qd1 Qc4 29. Qg4 Qxg4 30. hxg4 {KB-KB} Kf7 31. Kf1 $2 {[#]}
(31. f3 $11) 31… f5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 32. gxf5 h5 33. Ke2 Kf6 34. Ke3 $2 {
[%mdl 8192]} (34. f4 $1 $11) 34… Kxf5 $19 35. Kf3 g6 {[%cal Bg7g6,Bg6g5]
[%mdl 32]} 36. a4 (36. Ke3 $142 g5 37. f3) 36… a6 37. g3 g5 38. g4+ hxg4+ 39.
Kg3 Ke4 {Droht …Kd3 und aus.} 40. Kxg4 Kd3 41. Kxg5 Kxc3 42. f4 d4 {…d3
ist eine echte Drohung.} 43. f5 d3 {zielt auf …d2 ab.} 44. f6 d2 45. f7 d1=Q
46. f8=Q {KD-KD} Qg1+ 47. Kh6 Qh2+ 48. Kg6 Qg3+ 49. Kh6 Qh4+ 50. Kg6 Qg4+ 51.
Kh6 Qe6+ 52. Kg7 Qe5+ 53. Kg6 Kxb4 54. Qf7 Qg3+ 55. Kh6 Qe3+ 56. Kg7 Qc3+ 57.
Kh7 Qc2+ 58. Kh6 Qc1+ 59. Kg7 Qb2+ 60. Kf8 Qh8+ 61. Ke7 Qe5+ 62. Kf8 Qxc5+ 63.
Kg8 Qd5 {Precision: Weiß = 51%, Schwarz = 87%.} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.13”]
[Round “5”]
[White “Giri, Anish”]
[Black “Aronian, Levon”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C67”]
[WhiteElo “2779”]
[BlackElo “2795”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “92”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 22,92,18,10,19,11,8,19,19,-17,-2,-9,-8,-12,0,0,0,-7,-9,-13,-17,-15,-12,
-21,0,0,0,-14,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-203,-203,-270,-268,-255,-246,-243,-242,-242,-242,
-283,-241,-259,-290,-317,-304,-474,-465,-445,-412,-489,-485,-494,-481,-522,
-390,-884,-882,-2084,-2075,-29978,-29979,-29969,-29973,-29969,-29973,-29979,
-29979]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 {[%cal Be4d6,
Bd6e8,Be8f6,Bf6g4,Bg4e3][%mdl 32]} 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. d4
Ne8 {C67: Spanische Partie (Berliner Verteidigung)} 10. d5 Bc5 11. Re1 d6 12.
Nc3 {LiveBook: 5 Partien} f5 $146 ({Vorgänger:} 12… Bf5 13. Bd3 Qh4 14. g3
Qh3 15. Ne4 Bxe4 16. Rxe4 Bxf2+ 17. Kxf2 Qxh2+ {1-0 (58) Karjakin,S (2783)
-Eljanov,P (2751) Shamkir 2017}) 13. Be3 Bxe3 14. Rxe3 Nf6 15. Qd4 Ng4 16. Ree1
f4 17. f3 Ne3 18. Rac1 Bf5 19. Qxf4 Nxf1 20. Qd4 {[#]} Nxh2 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 21.
Kxh2 Qg5 22. Ne4 Bxe4 23. Qxe4 Rf6 24. Re3 Raf8 {Und weiter mit …Th6+ wäre
nett.} 25. Rce1 Rg6 $40 {[%csl Gg6][%cal Rg5g2][%mdl 128] Schwarz hat einigen
Angriff.} 26. R1e2 h5 27. Qe7 Qg3+ 28. Kh1 $2 {[#]} (28. Kg1 $11 {und Weiss
muss sich keine Sorgen machen.}) 28… Rf4 $1 $19 {[%cal Rf4d4]} 29. Qe8+ Kh7
30. Re4 {[#]} Rxf3 $1 {[%cal Rf3f1][%mdl 512]} 31. Qxg6+ (31. gxf3 Qg1#) 31…
Kxg6 {[%cal Rf3f1]} 32. gxf3 Qxf3+ {[%mdl 4096] Endspiel KD-KTT} 33. Kh2 Kh6
34. c4 g6 {[%cal Bg7g6,Bg6g5,Bg5g4,Bg4g3][%mdl 32]} 35. b3 a5 36. Re6 (36. Kg1
$142) 36… h4 37. Rg2 Qf5 38. Re8 Qf4+ 39. Kh3 g5 40. Rg8 Qe5 41. Kg4 $2 {[#]}
(41. Rg4 Qe3+ 42. Kh2) 41… b5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 42. Rf8 (42. cxb5 Qxd5) 42…
bxc4 43. bxc4 Qe4+ {Schwarz setzt Matt.} 44. Kh3 {[#]} g4+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} 45.
Kh2 (45. Rxg4 Qh1#) 45… Qe5+ 46. Kg1 g3 {Precision: Weiß = 57%, Schwarz =
82%.} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.13”]
[Round “5”]
[White “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Black “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E37”]
[WhiteElo “2766”]
[BlackElo “2743”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “246”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,246,0,45,45,45,41,42,34,41,41,41,33,32,37,54,58,58,54,60,56,56,50,76,
43,51,49,87,34,27,10,11,20,16,3,8,0,30,30,21,21,21,29,23,22,25,29,41,47,56,50,
39,47,43,39,41,47,59,59,59,59,133,133,233,234,273,273,281,280,243,195,340,325,
306,59,324,314,483,455,453,419,685,671,944,859,819,839,803,787,774,733,662,621,
1206,843,12839,1600,1643,1490,12839,12839,12845,12845,12845,427,381,195,12838,
12838,12839,12839,12844,12844,12845,12845,12845,12846,12846,12847,12851,12851,
12851,0,0,0,12851,29981,12851,12851,12851,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,12851,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 Ne4
7. Qc2 c5 8. dxc5 Nc6 9. Nf3 Qa5+ 10. Nd2 Nxd2 {LiveBook: 3 Games. E37:
Nimzo-Indian: Classical: 4…d5 5 a3 Bxc3+ 6 Qxc3 Ne4} (10… Nxc5 $6 11. b4
$16) (10… Nd4 $5 {[%cal Rd4c2]} 11. Qd3 e5 $11) 11. Bxd2 (11. Qxd2 Qxc5 12.
cxd5 Qxd5 13. e3 O-O 14. Qxd5 exd5 15. Bb5 Be6 16. Bd2 Ne5 17. Bc3 f6 18. f3 {
1-0 (39) Barseghyan,H (2467)-Thorfinnsson,B (2426) chess.com INT 2018}) 11…
Qxc5 12. e3 dxc4 {White is slightly better.} 13. Bxc4 Ne5 14. Bb3 Bd7 15. O-O
$146 ({Predecessor:} 15. Qxc5 Nd3+ 16. Ke2 Nxc5 17. Bc4 O-O 18. Rac1 {1-0 (62)
Boi,P (1600)-Riha,J (2027) FICGS email 2011}) 15… Qxc2 16. Bxc2 Bc6 17. Rfd1
O-O 18. Bc3 Nd7 19. f3 Rfd8 20. e4 (20. Bd4 {is more complex.} b6 21. Rac1 Rac8
22. b4 Bd5 23. Kf2) 20… Nc5 21. a4 {And now Rxd8+ would win.} (21. Bd4 {
keeps more tension.} b6 22. Rac1 a5 23. b4 axb4 24. axb4 Na6 25. Rb1) 21…
Rxd1+ 22. Bxd1 a5 23. Kf2 ({Better is} 23. Bd4 $1 $16 {[%cal Rd4c5]} b6 24.
Bxc5 bxc5 25. Rc1) 23… e5 $14 24. Ke3 f6 25. b3 Bd7 26. Rc1 b6 27. Bb2 Be6
28. Rc3 Rd8 29. Bc2 Kf7 30. Ba3 Rc8 31. b4 axb4 32. Bxb4 Ke8 33. g3 g5 34. f4
exf4+ 35. gxf4 gxf4+ 36. Kxf4 Bd7 37. Bxc5 bxc5 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRB}
38. a5 {[%cal Ba4a5,Ba5a6][%mdl 32]} c4 39. Ra3 Ke7 (39… Kd8 $14) 40. Ke3 $1
$16 Rc5 (40… Rc7 $16 {is a better defense.} 41. Kd4 Bc8) 41. a6 $18 Bc6 42.
Kd4 Rh5 43. h3 ({Resist} 43. Kxc4 $6 Rxh2 44. Bd3 h5 $18) 43… Kd6 44. Kxc4
Kc7 {[#]} (44… Rc5+ {keeps fighting.} 45. Kd3 f5) 45. Kd4 $1 ({Less strong is
} 45. a7 Ba8 $18) 45… Kb6 46. Ba4 $2 ({White has to play} 46. a7 $18) 46…
Ba8 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} ({Black should play} 46… Bxa4 $14 47. Rxa4 Ka7) 47. Bd7
Re5 (47… Ka7 $142 48. Bf5 Rh4) 48. Bf5 Re7 49. h4 h5 (49… Re8 $142 50. h5 (
50. Bxh7 Rd8+ 51. Ke3 Rh8 $16) 50… h6) 50. Rg3 Kxa6 51. Rg6 Bc6 52. Rxf6 Kb7
53. e5 Kc7 54. Rh6 Bf3 55. Ra6 Kd8 56. Ra3 Bb7 57. Rg3 (57. e6 $142 Bg2 58. Ke5
) 57… Rf7 58. Rg5 Bf3 59. e6 Rc7 60. Rg8+ Ke7 61. Ke5 (61. Rg7+ $142 Kd8 62.
Rxc7 Kxc7 63. Ke5) 61… Rc5+ 62. Kf4 {Hoping for Rg7+.} Bg4 $2 (62… Bc6 63.
Rg7+ Kd6) 63. Rg7+ Kf8 64. Rf7+ Ke8 {[#]} 65. Bg6 $1 Rc4+ 66. Ke5 {Intending
Rd7+ and mate.} Bxe6 67. Kxe6 {KRB-KR} Kd8 68. Bf5 Rxh4 69. Rd7+ Kc8 70. Kd5 $2
(70. Ke5 $18 {aiming for Rd4+.} Kb8 71. Rh7) 70… Kb8 $11 71. Be4 $2 {[%mdl
8192]} (71. Bd3 $11) 71… Rh2 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (71… Rf4 $11) 72. Kc6 (72.
Kd6 $18 Rd2+ 73. Bd5) 72… Rh3 73. Rd8+ Ka7 74. Kc7 $2 (74. Bd5 $18 Rh2 75.
Kb5 Rb2+ 76. Ka5 Rb7 77. Rh8 h4 78. Bc6 h3 79. Bxb7) 74… Ka6 75. Bc6 {
[%cal Rd8a8]} Ka5 76. Rb8 (76. Rd4 {looks sharper.} Ra3 77. Re4 h4 78. Rxh4 Ra2
79. Rf4) 76… Rc3 77. Kd6 h4 78. Rb5+ Ka4 79. Rh5+ Kb4 80. Bd5 h3 81. Be6 Rd3+
82. Ke5 Kc3 83. Bxh3 (83. Bf5 {seems wilder.} Rd2 84. Bh7 h2 85. Rh3+ Kb2 86.
Be4) 83… Re3+ 84. Kd5 Rd3+ 85. Kc5 Re3 86. Bf5 Re5+ 87. Kd6 Re3 88. Kd5 Rf3
89. Be4 Rg3 90. Kc5 Re3 91. Bd5 $1 Rd3 92. Rh1 Re3 93. Ra1 Kb2 94. Ra2+ Kc3 95.
Ra3+ $1 Kd2 96. Bb3 Kc3 97. Bc4+ Kd2 98. Ra2+ Kc3 99. Kd5 Re7 100. Ra3+ Kb2
101. Rh3 Rd7+ 102. Kc5 Rd2 103. Kb4 Kc2 104. Ra3 Kb2 105. Bd3 Kc1 106. Kc4 Kb2
107. Rc3 $2 (107. Rb3+ $18 Ka2 108. Rb5) 107… Rf2 {The position is equal.}
108. Rb3+ Kc1 109. Kd4 {Threatening mate with Ke3.} Rb2 110. Ra3 Kd2 111. Bc4
Kc1 112. Rh3 Kd2 113. Bb3 Kc1 114. Rg3 Kd2 115. Kc4 Kc1 116. Rd3 {[%csl Gb3]
[%cal Rd3d1]} Rd2 117. Rc3+ Kb2 118. Kb4 Rd4+ 119. Bc4 Rd2 120. Bd3 Rf2 121.
Be4 Re2 122. Rb3+ Kc1 123. Bd3 Rb2 {Precision: White = 78%, Black = 59%.}
1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.13”]
[Round “6”]
[White “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Black “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C67”]
[WhiteElo “2783”]
[BlackElo “2813”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “82”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 21,82,6,20,-9,-6,-6,-5,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-25,-25,-37,-25,-18,-18,-28,-17,
-24,-20,-29,-20,-26,-27,-54,-39,-96,-30,-33,-36,-40,-40,-39,-21,-21,-21,-21,
-21,-21,-29,-86,-86,-86,-86,-121,-122,-118,-126,-145,0,0,0,-492,-465,-29976,
-29977,-29970,-29971]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6.
dxe5 Nxb5 7. a4 Nbd4 8. Nxd4 Nxd4 9. Qxd4 d5 {C67: Spanische Partie (Berliner
Verteidigung)} 10. Qd3 (10. exd6 Qxd6 11. Qe4+ Qe6 12. Qd4 Qd6 13. Qe4+ Qe6 14.
Qd4 Qd6 {1/2-1/2 (14) Safarli,E (2639)-Mamedyarov,S (2799) Riadh 2017}) 10…
c6 11. a5 Qd7 {LiveBook: 6 Partien. Die Stellung ist ausgeglichen.} 12. f4 $146
({Vorgänger:} 12. Be3 Qf5 13. Qc3 Qg6 14. f4 a6 15. Nd2 Bf5 16. Nf3 Be7 17. Bc5
Bxc5+ 18. Qxc5 {1/2-1/2 (47) Guseinov,G (2646)-Leko,P (2691) Riadh 2017}) 12…
Qf5 13. Qc3 Bd7 14. Qb3 Bc5+ 15. Be3 $1 {[%cal Re3c5]} Bxe3+ 16. Qxe3 Qxc2 17.
Qa3 Bf5 18. Qb4 Qe4 19. Qc5 Qc4 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Schwarz hat gut koordiniertes
Spiel.} 20. Qxc4 dxc4 21. Nd2 Bd3 22. Rfc1 O-O-O 23. Nxc4 Bxc4 24. Rxc4 $11 {
[%mdl 4096] Endspiel KTT-KTT} a6 25. Rac1 Rd2 26. R1c2 (26. b4 $15) 26… Rhd8
(26… Rxc2 $17 27. Rxc2 Rd8) 27. Rxd2 $1 Rxd2 {KT-KT} 28. b3 g6 29. h3 Rd3 30.
b4 Kd7 31. Kf2 Rd2+ 32. Kf3 Ke6 33. g4 (33. Rc3 $11) 33… Rd3+ $17 34. Ke4
Rxh3 35. f5+ {[#]} Ke7 $1 36. Rd4 {[#]} h5 $1 {Und weiter mit …Th4 wäre nett.
} 37. Rd6 Rh4 ({Bloß nicht} 37… hxg4 38. fxg6 fxg6 39. Rxg6 $15) (37… gxf5+
$17 38. gxf5 Rh4+ 39. Kf3 Rxb4) 38. f6+ $1 $11 Ke8 39. e6 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (39.
Kd4 $1 $11 hxg4 40. Kc5) 39… Rxg4+ $19 40. Ke5 (40. Ke3 $19 fxe6 41. Rxe6+
Kf8 42. Kf2) 40… Rg5+ 41. Ke4 Rd5 {Precision: Weiß = 46%, Schwarz = 73%.} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.13”]
[Round “6”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Black “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C67”]
[WhiteElo “2777”]
[BlackElo “2822”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “101”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,101,22,16,34,12,15,11,0,14,9,9,18,-10,0,-16,10,14,29,32,25,30,38,37,
43,8,12,11,13,0,16,13,27,21,21,23,24,21,24,21,20,20,20,22,20,21,20,21,46,29,64,
64,112,113,109,107,91,63,63,60,63,63,63,63,63,63,63,63,63,63,63,63,63,63,63,8,
63,63,29955,29949,29943,29949,12100,8460,6539,6539]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5
Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. h3 Ke8 10.
Nc3 b6 {C67: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence: 4 0-0 Nxe4} 11. Bf4 Bb4 12. Ne4 Ba6 {
The position is equal.} 13. Rfc1 Be2 14. Nh2 {[#]} Bc4 $146 ({Predecessor:}
14… Rd8 15. c3 Be7 16. Re1 Bc4 17. g4 Nh4 18. Bg3 {0-1 (49) Karjakin,S (2727)
-Kramnik,V (2788) Moscow 2008}) 15. Rd1 Bd5 16. c3 Bxe4 (16… Be7 {feels
hotter.} 17. Ng3 Nxg3 18. Bxg3 h5 19. f4 Rd8) 17. cxb4 Rd8 18. e6 fxe6 19. Bxc7
Rxd1+ 20. Rxd1 Bd5 21. a3 Ke7 22. Be5 h5 23. f3 Kf7 24. Kf2 Rc8 25. g4 Ne7 26.
gxh5 Rh8 27. Rg1 Rxh5 28. Rxg7+ Kf8 29. Bf6 Rxh3 30. Kg2 Rh6 31. Rxe7 {
Threatens to win with Bg7+.} Rxf6 32. Rxa7 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN}
Rf4 33. Kg3 e5 34. Rh7 Rd4 {[#]} 35. Ng4 $1 {[%cal Rg4e5]} e4 {[#]} 36. fxe4 $1
Bxe4 37. Rb7 b5 38. Nf6 Bf5 39. Rc7 Rd6 40. Kf4 Rxf6 $14 {KRB-KR} 41. Kg5 Rd6 {
Strongly threatening …Bc2.} 42. Kxf5 {KR-KR} Ke8 43. Ke5 Rh6 44. b3 Kd8 45.
Rf7 {Black must now prevent Rf6.} Kc8 $1 46. a4 ({White should play} 46. Rg7
$14) 46… Kb8 (46… Rh4 $11) 47. a5 {[%cal Ba4a5,Ba5a6][%mdl 32]} Rh3 $2 {
[%mdl 8192]} (47… Kc8 $14 48. Re7 Rg6) 48. Kd6 Rc3 49. a6 Ka8 50. Rc7 Kb8 51.
Rxc6 {Precision: White = 74%, Black = 55%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.13”]
[Round “6”]
[White “So, Wesley”]
[Black “Aronian, Levon”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E06”]
[WhiteElo “2763”]
[BlackElo “2795”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “89”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,89,-6,-4,19,16,16,12,16,14,9,20,10,6,13,0,-8,-7,8,4,9,4,10,4,4,6,10,
7,23,6,2,4,2,6,12,8,10,0,0,0,11,7,10,0,2,0,0,4,4,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O
dxc4 7. Qc2 b6 {E05: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3 Be7} (7… c6 8. Qxc4 b5 9. Qc2 Bb7
10. Nc3 Nbd7 11. Rd1 Qb6 12. Ne5 Rfd8 13. Be3 Nd5 14. Nxd5 cxd5 15. Rac1 Rac8
16. Qd3 b4 17. Rxc8 Bxc8 {1/2-1/2 (41) So,W (2799)-Mamedyarov,S (2809) Berlin
2018}) 8. Qxc4 Bb7 9. Nc3 c5 10. Rd1 {LiveBook: 10 Games} cxd4 11. Nxd4 Bxg2
12. Kxg2 Qc8 13. Qd3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. Qxc8 Rxc8 14. e4 Bb4 15. Nde2 Nc6
16. Bf4 {1/2-1/2 (28) Gallana,M (2131)-Basso,P (2051) Venice 2011}) 13… Nc6
14. Nxc6 Qxc6+ 15. Qf3 Rfc8 16. Bf4 Qxf3+ 17. Kxf3 Rc5 18. Be3 Rf5+ 19. Kg2 Bc5
20. Bd4 Bxd4 $1 21. Rxd4 Rc5 22. Rad1 {[#] aiming for Rd8+.} Kf8 23. Rd8+ Rxd8
{The position is equal.} 24. Rxd8+ $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRN-KRN} Ke7 25.
Ra8 a5 26. Ra7+ Nd7 27. h4 Kd8 28. f4 Rc7 29. Ra8+ Rc8 30. Rxc8+ Kxc8 {KN-KN}
31. Nb5 Kd8 32. Kf3 Nc5 33. g4 Kd7 34. g5 Kc6 35. Nc3 b5 {[%cal Bb6b5,Bb5b4]
[%mdl 32]} 36. Ke3 b4 37. Ne4 Kd5 38. Nxc5 Kxc5 {KP-KP} 39. Kd3 f6 40. gxf6
gxf6 41. b3 Kd5 42. e4+ $1 Kc5 43. h5 h6 44. Ke3 e5 45. f5 {Precision: White =
77%, Black = 79%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.13”]
[Round “6”]
[White “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Black “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C60”]
[WhiteElo “2753”]
[BlackElo “2766”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “96”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,96,27,21,49,50,60,54,54,59,48,42,107,67,71,71,90,75,85,98,82,62,61,
62,51,0,0,-7,0,-45,-62,-91,-58,-54,-54,-105,-31,-52,0,-70,-65,-84,-83,-72,-77,
-133,-57,-72,0,0,0,0,-8,-22,3,29,13,19,36,9,95,57,62,0,344,342,346,0,59,62,60,
129,80,62,66,67,52,-177,0,-29997,-29998]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. c3
a6 5. Ba4 Bg7 (5… d6 6. d4 Bd7 7. O-O Bg7 8. Re1 Nf6 9. h3 O-O 10. Bc2 Re8
11. Nbd2 b6 12. Nf1 h6 13. Ng3 Qe7 14. Be3 Qf8 15. Qd2 Rad8 16. Rad1 Na7 {
0-1 (42) Hou,Y (2652)-Caruana,F (2802) chess.com INT 2017}) 6. d4 {C70: Ruy
Lopez: 3…a6 4 Ba4, Norwegian and Delayed Schliemann} exd4 7. cxd4 b5 8. Bc2
d6 9. d5 Na5 10. O-O {LiveBook: 3 Games} Nc4 11. Nc3 {[%cal Bb1c3,Bc3e2,Be2d4]
[%mdl 32]} Ne7 12. Bd3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12. Nd4 O-O {1-0 (59) Bodnaruk,A
(2475)-Styazhkina,A (2302) Mamaia 2016}) 12… Nb6 13. a4 b4 14. Ne2 a5 (14…
Bg4 $14) 15. Ned4 O-O 16. Bg5 {aiming for Nc6.} Bd7 17. Qc2 f6 18. Be3 f5 19.
Ne6 Bxe6 20. dxe6 c5 21. Rad1 ({White should play} 21. exf5 $14 Nxf5 22. Bg5)
21… f4 22. Bc1 $1 Nc6 23. Bb5 Ne5 24. b3 Qe7 25. Nxe5 Bxe5 26. Bc6 (26. Bb2
$15) 26… Rac8 (26… f3 $17 27. Bxa8 Qxe6) 27. Bd5 $1 $15 Kg7 (27… Rc7 $15)
28. Rfe1 ({White should try} 28. Bb2 $11) 28… Qf6 29. Rd3 Rc7 30. g3 g5 31.
Qe2 (31. Kh1 $142) 31… Kh8 (31… c4 $1 $17 {[%cal Rc4d3]} 32. Rf3 Bc3) 32.
Rf3 $1 Qh6 (32… c4 $17 {Black wants to play …Bc3.} 33. bxc4 Rfc8) 33. Qb5
$11 Qh5 34. Rd3 Nc8 35. Rd2 Rg7 36. Bb2 {And now Bxe5 would win.} g4 $1 37.
Bxe5 Qxe5 38. Qxa5 {Black should prevent Qb5.} Rg6 (38… h5 $11 {remains
equal.}) 39. Qa6 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is under pressure.} Rh6 $1 40. Qd3 (40.
Qc4 $14) 40… fxg3 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (40… Ne7 $1 $11 {and Black is okay.})
41. fxg3 $18 (41. Qxg3 Qg5 $16) 41… Rf3 42. Qa6 $2 ({Only move:} 42. Qb1 $18)
42… Rxg3+ (42… Rxh2 $11 43. Qxc8+ Kg7 44. Qd7+ (44. Rxh2 $2 {is a self
mate.} Qxg3+ 45. Rg2 Qxe1+ 46. Kh2 Rh3#) 44… Kg6 45. Qe8+ (45. Rxh2 $2 {
gets mated.} Qxg3+ 46. Rg2 Qxe1+ 47. Kh2 Rh3#) 45… Kg7 46. Qe7+ (46. Rxh2 $2
Qxg3+ 47. Rg2 Qxe1+ 48. Kh2 Rh3#) 46… Kh8 47. Qd8+ Kg7 48. Qe7+ (48. Rxh2 $2
Qxg3+ 49. Rg2 Qxe1+ 50. Kh2 Rh3#) 48… Kh8 49. Qd8+ Kg7 50. Qd7+ (50. Rxh2 $2
Qxg3+ 51. Rg2 Qxe1+ 52. Kh2 Rh3#) 50… Kg6 51. Qe8+ (51. Rxh2 $2 Qxg3+ 52. Rg2
Qxe1+ 53. Kh2 Rh3#) 51… Kg7 52. Qd7+ (52. Rxh2 $2 Qxg3+ 53. Rg2 Qxe1+ 54. Kh2
Rh3#)) 43. Kh1 $14 Ne7 44. Qa8+ Kg7 45. Qe8 Qf6 {( -> …Qf3+)} 46. e5 $1 {
[%cal Re5f6]} dxe5 47. Ba8 $2 {[#]} (47. Rf2 $1 $14 {stays ahead.} Rxh2+ 48.
Rxh2 Nxd5 49. Qf7+ Qxf7 50. exf7) 47… e4 $2 {[#]} ({And not} 47… Rxb3 48.
Rf2 $3 $11 {[%mdl 512]}) ({Better is} 47… Re3 $1 $19 {[%cal Re3e1][%mdl 512]}
48. Rg1 (48. Rxe3 Qf1#) 48… g3) 48. Rf2 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (48. Qf7+ $1 $11
{[%mdl 512]} Qxf7 49. exf7) 48… Rxh2+ $1 {[%mdl 512] Precision: White = 53%,
Black = 53%.} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.13”]
[Round “6”]
[White “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Black “Giri, Anish”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C42”]
[WhiteElo “2743”]
[BlackElo “2779”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “68”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,68,14,12,13,0,15,11,13,11,18,11,11,11,13,17,22,0,21,11,22,22,22,13,
18,13,13,8,6,13,15,13,29,22,22,0,0,2,14,14,14,0,0,0,8,15,11,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 {
C42: Russische Verteidigung (Petrow)} Nd7 9. O-O-O c6 10. h4 (10. Kb1 d5 11. c4
Nb6 12. cxd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Bf5 14. Bxd5 cxd5 15. Qxd5 Qc8 {0-1 (39) Robson,R
(2660)-Caruana,F (2804) Saint Louis 2018}) 10… Re8 11. Bd3 {LiveBook: 8
Partien} d5 12. Kb1 Bc5 13. Bd4 Bxd4 14. cxd4 Nf6 15. Rde1 Ne4 16. Qf4 {
[%cal Rd3e4]} Qf6 17. Qxf6 Nxf6 {[#]} 18. Ne5 $146 ({Vorgänger:} 18. c3 Ne4 19.
Ng5 Bf5 {1/2-1/2 (19) Efendiyev,E (2565)-Johnson,B (2471) ICCF email 2016})
18… g6 19. a4 {[%cal Ba2a4,Ba4a5][%mdl 32]} Ng4 20. Nxg4 Bxg4 21. a5 Kf8 22.
f3 Bd7 23. Kc1 Rxe1+ 24. Rxe1 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endspiel KTL-KTL} Re8 25. Rh1 h6
26. Kd2 Ke7 {Die Stellung ist ausgeglichen.} 27. Ke3 Kf6+ 28. Kf4 Bf5 29. Bxf5
gxf5 {KT-KT} 30. g3 Re2 31. Rc1 Rd2 32. Ke3 Rg2 33. Kf4 Rd2 34. Ke3 Rg2 {
Precision: Weiß = 53%, Schwarz = 57%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.14”]
[Round “7”]
[White “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Black “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B91”]
[WhiteElo “2822”]
[BlackElo “2783”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “82”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 15,82,12,13,13,22,9,14,13,17,8,0,-45,-47,-38,-44,-40,-30,-48,-46,-44,
-44,-47,-46,-39,-36,-49,-49,-58,-54,-57,-58,-63,-59,-60,-54,-75,-64,-63,-56,
-83,-71,-90,-90,-85,-79,-109,-109,-107,-80,-81,-80,-135,-79,-88,-83,-79,-83,
-82,-89,-136,-136,-135,-143,-181,-181,-174,-153,-641,-637]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 {
[%cal Bg1f3,Bf3d4,Bd4e2,Be2c3][%mdl 32]} d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6.
g3 e5 7. Nde2 Be7 8. Bg2 b5 9. Nd5 {B91: Sicilian Najdorf: 6 g3} Nbd7 10. Nec3
Nb6 11. Nxe7 {The position is equal.} Qxe7 12. a4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12. Bg5
O-O 13. O-O h6 14. Bxf6 Qxf6 15. a4 b4 16. Nd5 Nxd5 17. Qxd5 {1/2-1/2 (27)
Navara,D (2745)-Wojtaszek,R (2744) Shamkir 2018}) 12… b4 13. a5 bxc3 14. axb6
cxb2 $1 15. Bxb2 Rb8 16. O-O Rxb6 17. Ba3 O-O 18. Qd2 Rd8 19. Bb4 {White wants
to play Ba5.} Rc6 20. c3 Be6 21. Rfd1 Bb3 22. Rdb1 Bc4 23. Rd1 h6 24. Qe3 Qe6
25. Rd2 Rd7 {[%cal Bd8d7,Bd7b7,Bb7b5][%mdl 32]} 26. Rad1 Bb3 27. Rb1 Rb7 28. h3
Rb5 29. Ra1 Bc4 30. Qa7 d5 31. exd5 Nxd5 32. Ra5 e4 33. Rxb5 (33. Qd4 $142 Nf6
34. Rxb5 axb5 35. Rd1) 33… axb5 ({Black should try} 33… Bxb5 34. Rd4 f5)
34. Qd4 $17 f5 35. g4 Nf6 ({Stronger than} 35… fxg4 36. Bxe4 Nf6 37. Qd8+ Ne8
38. Bxc6 $18) 36. gxf5 Qxf5 37. Be7 Nd5 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is really
pushing.} 38. Bh4 Re6 39. Qc5 Kh7 {Strongly threatening …Rg6.} 40. Bg3 e3 41.
Rxd5 $2 {[#]} (41. fxe3 $17 Qg6 42. Kh2 Nxc3 43. Be5) 41… Bxd5 {Precision:
White = 47%, Black = 92%.} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.14”]
[Round “7”]
[White “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Black “So, Wesley”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A45”]
[WhiteElo “2813”]
[BlackElo “2763”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “68”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 10,68,-4,0,0,-102,-102,-91,-83,-154,-147,-145,-170,-146,-126,-174,-170,
-169,-160,-189,-167,-165,-162,-160,-120,-201,-167,-310,-318,-334,-307,-310,
-275,-272,-262,-365,-374,-374,-368,-371,-372,-369,-363,-344,-355,-391,-391,
-383,-375,-391,-468,-421,-422,-610,-598,-527,-589,-5406,-5176,-2090,-1891]} 1.
d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 c5 4. dxc5 (4. Nd2 Nc6 5. c3 Bf5 6. Ngf3 e6 7. Be2 Bd6
8. dxc5 Bxc5 9. Nd4 Bg6 10. Qa4 O-O 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. Qxc6 Rc8 13. Qa4 Re8 14.
O-O e5 {0-1 (57) Le,Q (2737)-Ding,L (2777) Riadh 2017}) 4… e6 5. b4 a5 6. c3
{LiveBook: 10 Games. D00: 1 d4 d5: Unusual lines} Bd7 7. Qb3 $146 (7. Nd2 $11)
({Predecessor:} 7. Na3 Be7 8. Nb5 O-O 9. Nf3 Ne4 10. Nfd4 axb4 11. cxb4 Bxc5 {
0-1 (35) Danielian,E (2487)-Christiansen,J (2310) Doha 2014}) 7… axb4 $17 8.
cxb4 {Black is better.} b6 9. Bd6 (9. Bd3 $142) 9… Ne4 10. Qb2 {White wants
to play Bxf8.} Nxd6 (10… bxc5 11. Bxf8 Kxf8 12. Nd2 $15) 11. cxd6 Qf6 ({
Don’t take} 11… Bxd6 12. Qxg7 Bxb4+ 13. Nd2 $15) 12. Qxf6 gxf6 13. b5 Bxd6
14. a4 Ke7 15. Bd3 Rc8 16. Ne2 e5 {Hoping for …e4.} 17. f3 (17. O-O $17)
17… f5 $19 {And now …e4 would win.} 18. Ra2 (18. Nd2 $142) 18… Be6 19.
Rc2 Bb4+ ({Less strong is} 19… Rxa4 20. Rxc8 Bxc8 21. Nec3 $15) 20. Kf1 Rxa4
21. Rxc8 Bxc8 22. Nec3 Bxc3 $1 23. Nxc3 Ra3 ({Not} 23… Ra1+ 24. Nb1 $19) 24.
Nxd5+ {[#]} Kd6 $1 25. Nxb6 {[#]} Be6 $1 26. Bb1 Kc5 27. Nc8 Bxc8 28. Kf2 {
Rc1+ is the strong threat.} Be6 29. g4 fxg4 30. Bxh7 {Black is clearly winning.
} Nd7 31. Rb1 (31. fxg4 $142 Bxg4 32. h3 Ra2+ 33. Kg3) 31… Ra2+ 32. Kg3 gxf3
33. h4 f5 34. Kxf3 Nf6 {Precision: White = 37%, Black = 92%.} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.14”]
[Round “7”]
[White “Aronian, Levon”]
[Black “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C50”]
[WhiteElo “2795”]
[BlackElo “2743”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “54”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,54,18,22,18,5,6,0,2,0,34,0,0,1,12,2,33,22,34,0,42,35,38,-95,-12,-18,
0,0,4,2,9,-242,-300,-29976,-29972,-3247,-2769,-1930,-1921]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. Re1 a6 7. c3 h6 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. Bb3 Ba7 10.
Nf1 Re8 {C54: Giuoco Piano: 4 c3 Nf6, main lines with 5 d4 and 5 d3} (10… Be6
11. Bxe6 fxe6 12. Be3 Bxe3 13. Rxe3 Ne7 14. h3 Ng6 15. g3 Qd7 16. N1h2 Rf7 17.
Qb3 b6 18. Rf1 {1/2-1/2 (59) Inarkiev,E (2686)-Vitiugov,N (2740) Sochi 2018})
11. Ng3 Be6 12. Bc2 d5 {The position is equal.} 13. exd5 Bxd5 14. Be3 Bxe3 15.
Rxe3 Qd7 16. h3 Re7 {[#]} 17. Qd2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 17. Nh4 g6 18. c4 Be6
19. Ba4 b5 20. Qf3 {1-0 (46) Degraeve,J (2580)-Arnaudov,P (2486) La Fere 2012})
17… Rae8 18. Rae1 g6 (18… Bxf3 $5 19. Rxf3 e4 $11) 19. Nh4 Nh7 20. Nh5 (20.
c4 $14 {keeps the upper hand.} Bxc4 21. Ngf5) 20… Kh8 (20… gxh5 21. Rg3+
Kh8 22. Qxh6 $16) (20… Bxa2 21. Rf3 $14) (20… Re6 $1 $17 21. Qd1 gxh5 22.
Qxh5 Kh8) 21. d4 gxh5 22. Rg3 $1 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is more active.} Re6 {
[%cal Be7e6,Be6e1,Be1h1][%mdl 32] And now …exd4 would win.} 23. dxe5 $1 {
Strongly threatening c4!} Qd8 ({Weaker is} 23… Nxe5 {[#]} 24. Rxe5 $1 {
[%mdl 512]} Bc6 25. Qf4 $18) ({Wrong is} 23… Rxe5 $2 24. Qxh6 $3 {[%mdl 512]}
Rxe1+ 25. Kh2 $18) 24. Nf5 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (24. c4 $11 Bxc4 25. Qf4) 24…
Nxe5 $19 ({Don’t take} 24… Bxa2 25. Nd4) 25. Rg7 $2 {[#]} (25. Rd1 $19 h4 26.
Rg7) 25… Nf3+ $1 26. gxf3 Rxe1+ 27. Kh2 {[#]} Rh1+ $1 {[%mdl 512] Precision:
White = 19%, Black = 44%.} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.14”]
[Round “7”]
[White “Giri, Anish”]
[Black “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C16”]
[WhiteElo “2779”]
[BlackElo “2753”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “86”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 13,86,24,18,20,27,22,22,19,18,-18,-8,-23,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
-30,-18,-33,0,0,20,18,31,0,0,0,0,-44,-44,-44,-44,-44,-44,-89,-85,-68,-68,-100,
-68,-128,-126,-302,-306,-310,-297,-411,-379,-429,-421,-416,-406,-436,-416,-845,
-822,-1238,-1195,-2406,-2531,-29990,-29991,-29991,-29992]} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3.
Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 Ne7 5. a3 {[%cal Ba2a3,Ba3a4][%mdl 32]} Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 b6 7. Qg4
Kf8 8. a4 {C16: French: 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 e5: Lines without …c5} Ba6 9. Bxa6 Nxa6
10. Qe2 {The position is equal.} Nb8 {[%cal Ba6b8,Bb8c6,Bc6a5,Ba5c4][%mdl 32]}
11. a5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11. Nf3 Nbc6 12. Ba3 Na5 13. Nd2 Kg8 14. O-O h5 15.
Bxe7 Qxe7 {1/2-1/2 (34) Perunovic,M (2620)-Tratar,M (2495) Bad Gleichenberg
2013}) 11… Nbc6 12. axb6 cxb6 13. Nf3 Na5 14. O-O h6 15. Ba3 Kg8 16. Bb4 Nc4
17. Ra6 Qc8 18. Rfa1 Nc6 {White must now prevent …N6a5.} 19. R6a2 $1 a5 20.
Ba3 {[%cal Bb4a3,Ba3c1,Bc1d2][%mdl 32]} a4 21. Rb1 Kh7 22. Qd3+ $1 g6 23. Bc1
Kg7 24. Nd2 Nxd2 25. Bxd2 Qd7 26. Qf3 Na5 $1 {[%cal Bc6a5,Ba5c4,Bc4a3][%mdl 32]
} 27. Qf6+ ({Avoid the trap} 27. Rxb6 $2 Nc4 $19) 27… Kg8 28. Bc1 Nc4 29. Ba3
Nxa3 30. Rxa3 b5 31. h4 h5 {[%cal Bh6h5,Bh5g4][%mdl 32]} 32. f4 (32. f3 $15)
32… Kh7 $17 33. g4 $2 {[#]} (33. Kf2 $17) 33… hxg4 $19 34. h5 gxh5 35. Rxb5
Rhg8 36. Rb4 Rg6 37. Qh4 Kg7 38. Kg2 Qc6 39. Qe7 {[#]} (39. Kf1 $142) 39… h4
$1 {[%mdl 512]} 40. Qxh4 Rh8 41. Qe7 g3 42. Rb7 Qc4 43. Qxf7+ Kh6 {Precision:
White = 39%, Black = 83%.} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.14”]
[Round “7”]
[White “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D70”]
[WhiteElo “2766”]
[BlackElo “2777”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “43”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 16,43,5,0,0,-4,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,22,-7,0,0,0,0]} 1. d4
Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 c6 5. Bg2 d5 6. Qb3 O-O 7. O-O Qb6 8. Nc3 Rd8 9.
Bd2 {LiveBook: 7 Games. The position is equal. D78: Fianchetto Grünfeld: 6 0-0
c6} (9. h3 Bf5 10. Bf4 Na6 11. Qxb6 axb6 12. cxd5 Nxd5 13. Nxd5 Rxd5 14. Be5
Bxe5 15. dxe5 Be4 16. Rfd1 Bxf3 17. Bxf3 Rxe5 {0-1 (68) Li,C (2732)-Vachier
Lagrave,M (2789) Riadh 2017}) 9… Bf5 10. Qa3 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10. Na4
Qxb3 11. axb3 Nbd7 12. Rfc1 Be4 13. Be1 Ne8 14. e3 Nd6 15. Bb4 a5 16. Be1 e6 {
1/2-1/2 (76) Chandra,A (2464)-Zierk,S (2488) Saint Louis 2016}) 10… e6 11. e4
Nxe4 12. Nxe4 dxe4 13. Ba5 Qa6 14. Bxd8 Qxa3 $1 15. bxa3 {[#] Strongly
threatening Ng5.} exf3 16. Bxf3 Nd7 17. Bg5 Bxd4 18. Rad1 e5 19. Rfe1 Nc5 20.
Bf6 Nd7 21. Rxd4 exd4 22. Bxd4 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.14”]
[Round “8”]
[White “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Black “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C65”]
[WhiteElo “2813”]
[BlackElo “2822”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “147”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 11,147,14,24,0,10,5,9,0,0,0,21,-1,0,-8,0,0,0,-24,0,-57,45,17,37,38,52,
27,16,16,69,68,67,74,62,68,60,61,73,70,73,62,73,73,73,73,76,73,117,117,117,117,
117,117,117,117,117,117,125,118,153,153,153,153,153,153,164,164,161,149,149,0,
153,153,153,153,153,153,153,153,153,153,145,145,207,199,271,264,258,248,240,
233,237,194,199,127,189,175,201,175,178,170,170,0,170,0,191,133,109,109,162,0,
202,202,281,275,285,321,303,304,350,347,325,320,495,483,468,466,760,746,746,
653,1577,1399,1483,1419,1650,1621,1424,1343]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4.
d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. h3 {C65: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence (3…Nf6), unusual
lines and 4 0-0 Bc5} (6. Qe2 Qe7 7. Nbd2 Bg4 8. h3 Bh5 9. a3 Nd7 10. b4 Bb6 11.
Nc4 a5 12. Rb1 axb4 13. axb4 Ra2 {0-1 (52) Carlsen,M (2843)-Aronian,L (2764)
Stavanger 2018}) 6… Qe7 {LiveBook: 5 Games} (6… Nd7 {with more
complications.} 7. c3 O-O 8. O-O Bd6 9. Bg5 f6) 7. Nc3 h6 8. Be3 $146 {The
position is equal.} ({Predecessor:} 8. Bd2 Bd6 9. Qe2 c5 10. Nd1 Be6 11. Ne3
Nd7 12. Bc3 f6 13. a4 Nb8 14. Nh4 {1/2-1/2 (62) Bergstrom,R (2355)-Greiff,H
(2282) Sweden 2009}) 8… Bd6 9. Ne2 Be6 10. a3 Nd7 11. Qd2 c5 12. Qc3 a5 13.
O-O O-O 14. g4 {[#]} h5 $1 {[%mdl 512]} 15. Nh2 (15. Ng3 $11) (15. gxh5 Bxh3)
15… Qh4 (15… b5 $15) 16. Kg2 $1 $14 hxg4 17. hxg4 Bxg4 18. Nxg4 Qxg4+ 19.
Ng3 Qe6 (19… b5 $11) 20. Rh1 {[%mdl 1024] White has compensation.} f6 21. Nf5
{Kf3 is the strong threat.} Kf7 22. Rh7 {Hoping for Kf3.} Rg8 23. Rg1 $36 {
[%mdl 2048] Black must now prevent Kf3. White has the initiative.} Nf8 24. Rh2
Ng6 25. Bxc5 Bxc5 26. Qxc5 Qc6 27. Qxc6 bxc6 28. Kf3 {aiming for Rh7.} Ne7 29.
Nxe7 Kxe7 $16 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRR-KRR} 30. Rh7 Kf7 31. a4 $1 c5 32. Ke3
Rab8 33. b3 Rbe8 34. Kd2 Re7 35. Kc3 Ke6 36. Kc4 Kd6 37. Rg6 Rf7 38. f3 c6 39.
Rh2 Rb8 40. Rh7 (40. Kc3 $16) 40… Rb4+ $2 (40… Rg8 $11) 41. Kc3 Rbb7 42.
Rh8 Kc7 43. Rg8 Kb6 44. Kd2 Rbd7 45. Ke3 Rde7 46. Rg1 g5 (46… Ra7 $16 {
was worth a try.} 47. Rh1 Rfe7) 47. Rg6 $18 Re8 {[#]} (47… c4 {might work
better.} 48. bxc4 (48. dxc4 Kc5 $16) 48… Kc5) 48. Rh1 $1 Ref8 49. Kd2 c4 50.
bxc4 Kc5 51. Rgh6 Rb8 {[#]} 52. Kc3 (52. Rh8 $1 $18 {[%cal Rh8b8]} Rb4 53. Ra1)
52… Rg8 (52… Rb4 $16) 53. Rb1 Rgf8 54. Kd2 Rd8 55. Ke3 Rdf8 56. Kd2 Rd8 $1
57. Kc3 Rdf8 $1 58. Rd1 (58. Rh5 $18) 58… Rb8 $16 59. Ra1 Rbf8 (59… Kd6 $16
60. Rg1 Kc5) 60. Rah1 $2 ({White should try} 60. Rb1 $18) 60… Kb6 $2 (60…
Rg8 $1 $11 {and Black has nothing to worry.}) 61. Rh8 $18 Rxh8 62. Rxh8 {KR-KR}
Kc5 63. Ra8 Kb6 64. Re8 Kc5 65. Re6 Kb6 66. Kd2 Kc5 (66… Kc7 $142 67. c5 Kd7
68. Rd6+ Kc7) 67. c3 {[%cal Bc2c3,Bc3d4,Bd4d5,Bd5d6][%mdl 32] White is clearly
winning.} Rf8 68. Ke3 Rf7 (68… Kb6 $142 69. d4 exd4+ 70. cxd4 Kc7) 69. d4+
exd4+ 70. cxd4+ Kxc4 71. Rxc6+ Kb4 72. d5 Kxa4 73. Rb6 Ka3 74. d6 {Precision:
White = 68%, Black = 48%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.14”]
[Round “8”]
[White “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Black “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C87”]
[WhiteElo “2783”]
[BlackElo “2766”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “240”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 20,240,38,32,40,36,41,38,55,57,62,35,44,23,36,27,46,50,78,71,73,61,68,
50,60,50,66,66,81,70,80,47,64,41,61,58,53,58,60,15,160,159,165,168,164,164,168,
164,162,159,146,109,103,114,155,105,103,83,83,83,83,83,116,120,118,118,131,130,
132,0,120,118,127,122,114,58,58,0,0,0,72,72,79,72,72,72,106,106,113,97,117,97,
98,91,103,99,98,98,107,103,108,100,121,121,121,121,121,101,133,53,94,102,154,
121,227,156,244,244,385,243,242,0,368,0,242,235,242,235,220,216,154,0,154,154,
210,154,1140,1078,1060,951,931,154,154,0,559,154,406,154,154,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
29965,29968,29964,29968,29972,29973,29971,29971,29971,29972,29971,29974,29971,
29971,29969,29970,29978,29979,29978,29978,29975,29976,29976,29974,29974,29975,
29975,29976,29976,29977,29976,29976,29976,29977,29977,29978,29978,29977,29977,
0,29976,29977,29979,29979,29979,29978,29978,29975,29975,29976,29975,29974,
29975,34,64,8,8,8,8,0,8,8,8,8,8,8,8]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6
5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 d6 7. c3 Bg4 8. d3 Nd7 9. Bc2 {C87: Closed Ruy Lopez:
Steinitz-type lines after 6 Re1 d6} O-O 10. Nbd2 Bg5 11. h3 {LiveBook: 3 Games.
White is slightly better.} Bxf3 12. Nxf3 Bxc1 13. Rxc1 {[#]} Qf6 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 13… Ne7 14. d4 Ng6 15. g3 Qf6 16. Kg2 Rad8 17. Qd2 b5 {1/2-1/2
(42) Pavlovic,M (2477)-Onischuk,A (2676) Dallas 2012}) 14. d4 Rad8 15. a3 Ne7
16. Nh2 c5 {[%cal Re5d4]} 17. Ng4 Qg5 18. dxc5 Nxc5 19. Ne3 h5 20. Re2 Rd7 21.
Rd2 Rfd8 22. Rb1 Ne6 23. Qf3 g6 24. Rbd1 Kg7 25. Kh2 b5 26. Bb3 Qf6 27. Qxf6+
Kxf6 28. h4 a5 29. Bc2 Nc7 (29… Kg7 $11) 30. a4 $16 {[%cal Ba3a4,Ba4a5][%mdl
32]} b4 31. cxb4 axb4 32. a5 $1 Ne6 33. Ba4 Ra7 34. Rxd6 Rxa5 35. Bb3 ({
Don’t play} 35. Rxd8 $6 Nxd8 36. Rxd8 Rxa4 $16) 35… Rxd6 36. Rxd6 Rc5 37. Rb6
Nc6 38. Nd5+ Kg7 39. Nxb4 Nxb4 40. Bxe6 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame And now Rb7 would
win. KRB-KRN} Nc6 41. Bd5 Ne7 42. Bb3 f5 43. Rb7 Kf6 44. Rb6+ Kg7 $1 45. Re6
Ng8 46. exf5 gxf5 47. Bd1 (47. f3 $16) 47… Nf6 $14 48. b4 ({White should play
} 48. f3 $14) 48… Rd5 $11 49. Be2 Rd4 (49… e4 $11 {remains equal.}) 50.
Rxe5 $16 Rxh4+ 51. Kg1 Rxb4 52. Rxf5 Kg6 53. Bd3 Rb3 54. Rd5+ Kg7 55. Rd4 Ra3
56. g3 Ra2 57. Bf5 Ra5 58. Bh3 Ra1+ 59. Kg2 Ra2 60. Be6 Re2 61. Bf5 Re5 62. Bd3
Ra5 63. Rb4 Ra7 64. Rb6 ({Better is} 64. Kh3 $16) 64… Rd7 65. Bb1 Rc7 (65…
Rd2 $142) 66. Kh3 Rd7 (66… Rc1 $16 67. Rb7+ Kh6) 67. Kh4 Rd4+ (67… Rd1 $16
{was worth a try.} 68. Rb7+ Kh6) 68. f4 $1 $18 Rc4 (68… Rd5 {might work
better.} 69. Rb7+ Kh6) 69. Rb7+ Kh6 70. Rb6 (70. Rf7 $142 $1 {[%cal Rf7f6]} Rc6
71. Kh3) 70… Kg7 71. Rb7+ Kh6 72. Rf7 $1 {[%cal Rf7f6]} Rc6 73. Bf5 Ra6 74.
Bd3 Rd6 75. Bf5 Ra6 $1 76. Rb7 Ra1 (76… Rd6 $16 77. Rf7 Rb6) 77. Kh3 Rh1+ $2
(77… Rc1 $16 78. Rf7 Rc6) 78. Kg2 Ra1 79. Rf7 Ra6 80. Bd3 $2 (80. Kf3 $18 {
aiming for Ke2.} Rc6 81. Ke2) 80… Rd6 $16 81. Bf5 $2 (81. Kh3 $16) 81… Ra6
$1 $18 82. Kh3 $2 (82. Kf3 $18 {is more deadly. Hoping for Ke2.} Rb6 83. Ke3)
82… Rb6 $2 (82… Rc6 $16 83. Kg2 Ra6) 83. Re7 $2 (83. Kh2 $1 $18 {and the
rest is easy.}) 83… Rb5 84. Re5 (84. Bd3 $16 Rb3 85. Rf7) 84… Rxe5 $1 $11
85. fxe5 {KB-KN} Nd5 86. Kh4 Ne3 $1 {[%cal Re3f5]} 87. Be4 {Threatens to win
with e6.} Ng4 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (87… Nc4 $11) 88. e6 Kg7 89. Kg5 Kf8 90. Bf3
Ne5 91. Bxh5 Ke7 92. Kf5 Nc6 93. Bf7 Nd4+ 94. Ke5 Nf3+ 95. Kf4 Nd4 96. g4 {
[%cal Bg3g4,Bg4g5][%mdl 32]} Kf6 97. g5+ Ke7 {[#]} 98. Kg4 $1 {[%cal Rg4h5]}
Kf8 99. Kh4 Nf5+ 100. Kh5 Kg7 101. Bg6 Ne7 102. Be4 Nc8 103. Kg4 Kf8 104. Kf4
Ke7 105. Ke5 Nd6 106. Bd3 Ne8 107. Be4 $2 (107. Bc4 Nd6 108. Bd5 Ne8 109. g6
Ng7 110. Bb3 Ne8 111. Kf5 Nf6 112. g7) 107… Ng7 $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (107… Nd6
$11) 108. Bd5 Ne8 109. Bb3 Ng7 110. Bc4 Ne8 111. Be2 Nc7 {[#]} 112. Bg4 $1 Ne8
113. Bh5 Nd6 114. Bg6 $2 (114. Be2 {mates} Ne8 115. Bc4 Nd6 116. Be2 Ne8 117.
Bc4 Nd6 118. Be2) 114… Nc4+ $14 115. Kd4 (115. Kd5 $14 Nb6+ 116. Kc6) 115…
Nd2 $1 $11 {The position is equal.} 116. Ke3 Nc4+ 117. Kd4 Nd2 $1 118. Bh5 {
g6 is the strong threat.} Kxe6 119. Kd3 {Black must now prevent g6.} Nf3 120.
Bg4+ Ke5 {Precision: White = 51%, Black = 56%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.14”]
[Round “8”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Black “Giri, Anish”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D35”]
[WhiteElo “2777”]
[BlackElo “2779”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “101”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 29,101,2,2,0,0,0,0,0,0,-2,62,58,56,37,54,-10,8,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,35,
37,177,171,334,327,340,333,310,316,359,352,342,258,282,169,484,467,398,308,671,
671,671,671,658,635,658,658,512,491,683,576,691,700,585,550,1463,1678,1645,724,
3725,2573,6389,6075,6064,5851]} 1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4
Nxc3 6. bxc3 c5 7. Nf3 cxd4 8. cxd4 Bb4+ 9. Bd2 Bxd2+ 10. Qxd2 O-O 11. Bc4 Nd7
12. O-O b6 13. Rfe1 Bb7 14. Rad1 Rc8 {D41: Damengambit (Verbesserte
Tarrasch-Verteidigung)} 15. Bb3 Re8 {LiveBook: 26 Partien} 16. h4 (16. h3 Nf6
17. Qf4 Nh5 18. Qe5 Nf6 19. Qf4 Nh5 20. Qh2 h6 21. d5 exd5 22. exd5 Rxe1+ 23.
Nxe1 {1/2-1/2 (57) So,W (2799)-Kramnik,V (2800) Berlin 2018}) 16… h6 {
Die Stellung ist ausgeglichen.} 17. Qf4 Qc7 {[#]} 18. Qxc7 $146 ({Vorgänger:}
18. Qe3 Nf6 19. Rc1 Qe7 20. Nd2 Qb4 21. f3 Red8 22. Rxc8 Rxc8 {0-1 (76)
Melkumyan,H (2619)-Grigoryan,A (2614) Bastia 2011}) 18… Rxc7 19. d5 Nc5 ({
Lieber} 19… exd5 $11 20. exd5 Rcc8) 20. d6 $14 Rd7 21. Bc4 (21. Ne5 $5 {
[%cal Re5d7]} Rdd8 22. f3 $14) 21… a6 22. e5 (22. Ne5 $14) 22… b5 $36 {
[%mdl 2048] Schwarz hat Initiative.} 23. Be2 f6 $1 24. Rc1 Rc8 25. Rc2 {
Und Tec1 würde nun gewinnen.} Na4 26. Rxc8+ Bxc8 27. Nd4 {Tc1 ist eine echte
Drohung.} fxe5 28. Nxb5 axb5 29. Bxb5 Ra7 {[#]} (29… Rxd6 $14 30. Bxa4 Rd4)
30. Rc1 $1 $18 {[%cal Rc1c8]} Nb6 $2 {[#]} (30… Bd7 {war einen Versuch wert.}
31. Rc7 Bxb5 32. Rxa7 Kf8) 31. Rxc8+ $1 {[%mdl 512]} Nxc8 32. d7 Rxd7 33. Bxd7
{[%mdl 4096] Endspiel KL-KS} Nb6 34. Bxe6+ Kf8 35. Bb3 Ke7 36. f3 (36. h5 $142)
36… Kd6 $2 (36… g5 {leistet mehr Widerstand.} 37. Kh2 Nd7) 37. Kf2 Nd7 38.
Ke3 Nc5 $2 (38… Nf6 39. Bf7 Ke7) 39. h5 {Weiß steht klar auf Gewinn.} Nd7 40.
a4 Nf6 41. g4 Kc5 42. Kd3 Kb4 43. Bc2 Kc5 44. Kc3 Nd5+ 45. Kb3 Nf4 46. Be4 Ne2
47. a5 Nd4+ 48. Kc3 Kb5 49. a6 Kxa6 50. Kc4 Kb6 51. Kd5 {Precision: Weiß = 77%,
Schwarz = 34%.} 1-0

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.14”]
[Round “8”]
[White “So, Wesley”]
[Black “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A06”]
[WhiteElo “2763”]
[BlackElo “2743”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “61”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 14,61,20,20,15,24,16,22,14,12,22,15,15,12,18,12,12,14,15,12,16,11,18,17,
11,10,13,9,15,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3.
Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 Nf6 5. c4 dxc4 6. Na3 c5 7. O-O O-O 8. dxc5 c3 {D77: Fianchetto
Grünfeld: 6 0-0: Replies other than 6…c6} 9. Nb5 Na6 10. Nxc3 {The position
is equal.} Nxc5 11. Be3 {[#] aiming for Qxd8.} Nce4 12. Nxe4 Nxe4 13. Bd4 Bxd4
14. Qxd4 Qxd4 15. Nxd4 Nd6 16. Rfc1 {[#]} Rd8 $146 17. f4 Bg4 18. h3 Bd7 19.
Rc7 Rac8 20. Rac1 Kf8 21. e4 f6 22. e5 (22. g4 {is interesting.} Nf7 23. Kf2
Rxc7 24. Rxc7 Bxg4 25. hxg4 Rxd4 26. Rxb7 Rd2+ 27. Kg3) 22… fxe5 23. fxe5 Nf5
24. Nxf5 Bxf5 25. Bxb7 Rxc7 26. Rxc7 $11 {KRB-KRB} Rd2 27. Bg2 Rxb2 28. Rxa7
Rb1+ 29. Kf2 Rb2+ 30. Kg1 Rb1+ 31. Kf2 {Precision: White = 79%, Black = 90%.}
1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.14”]
[Round “8”]
[White “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Black “Aronian, Levon”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C65”]
[WhiteElo “2753”]
[BlackElo “2795”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “72”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,72,16,0,18,0,0,-14,-16,-2,-5,-10,-13,-8,0,-9,0,-13,-10,-12,0,-29,-31,
-23,20,23,21,-8,0,-40,-41,-29,-25,-33,-27,-31,-34,-28,-33,-42,-50,-79,-77,-78,
-48,-153,-179,-161,-116,-443,-436,-882,-868,-1264,-657,-1231,-1220]} 1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 d5 (5… O-O 6. O-O d6 7. h3 Bb6 8. Nbd2
Ne7 9. Re1 c6 10. Ba4 Ng6 11. Nf1 d5 12. Ng3 dxe4 13. Nxe4 Nxe4 14. dxe4 Be6
15. Bb3 {1/2-1/2 (29) Anand,V (2760)-Carlsen,M (2843) Stavanger 2018}) 6. Nbd2
{C65: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence (3…Nf6), unusual lines and 4 0-0 Bc5} O-O 7.
O-O dxe4 8. dxe4 a5 9. a4 Qe7 10. h3 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Ne8 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 10… Nb8 11. Re1 h6 12. Qc2 Rd8 13. Nf1 {1-0 (45) Gopal,G (2580)
-Gupta,A (2625) Pardubice 2017}) 11. Re1 Nd6 12. Bd3 Be6 13. Nf1 f6 14. Be3
Bxe3 15. Nxe3 Qf7 16. Qe2 Rfd8 17. Red1 Ne7 {[%cal Bc6e7,Be7c8,Bc8b6,Bb6c4]
[%mdl 32]} 18. h4 Nec8 19. Bc2 Nb6 20. Nd2 Nbc4 21. Ndxc4 Nxc4 22. Nd5 (22. Nf5
{is interesting.} b6 23. Bb3 h6 24. h5 Kh7 25. Ba2) 22… Bxd5 23. exd5 Nd6 24.
c4 b6 25. Ra3 f5 {[%cal Bf6f5,Bf5f4,Bf4f3][%mdl 32]} 26. Rc3 e4 27. c5 bxc5 28.
Rxc5 Re8 29. Rc1 Re7 30. Bd1 f4 31. Qe1 (31. Qh5 $15) 31… f3 $17 32. R1c3 Rf8
33. Qf1 $2 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} (33. Rxa5 $17 {is a better chance.} e3 34. Bxf3
exf2+ 35. Qxf2) 33… Qg6 $19 {Black is clearly winning.} 34. Kh2 (34. Re3 $142
Nf5 35. h5) 34… Qg4 35. Rxc7 Qxh4+ 36. Kg1 Re5 {Precision: White = 30%,
Black = 68%.} 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.14”]
[Round “9”]
[White “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Black “So, Wesley”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C01”]
[WhiteElo “2822”]
[BlackElo “2763”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “44”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 11,44,-12,11,-29,-25,-29,-28,-27,-11,-18,-13,-24,-12,-18,-23,-15,-13,
-26,-4,-6,0,-5,-4,-52,-49,-49,-49,-52,-52,-52,-52,-55,-50,-56,-47]} 1. e4 e6 2.
d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Nf3 Bd6 5. Bd3 Nc6 {[%cal Bb8c6,Bc6b4,Bb4d3][%mdl 32]} 6.
Nc3 {C01: French: Exchange Variation} (6. O-O Nge7 7. Nc3 a6 8. Re1 Nb4 9. Bg5
f6 10. Bh4 Bg4 11. h3 Bh5 12. a3 Nxd3 13. Qxd3 O-O 14. Bg3 Bxg3 15. fxg3 Qd6
16. g4 Bg6 17. Qd2 Rae8 18. Re3 h5 19. Nh4 Qf4 20. Rae1 Qg5 21. Nf3 {1-0 (21)
So,W (2810)-Bluebaum,M (2646) Tbilisi 2017}) 6… Nge7 {LiveBook: 8 Games} 7.
h3 Nb4 $1 8. Nb5 {Black has an edge.} Nxd3+ 9. Qxd3 Bf5 $146 ({Predecessor:}
9… c6 10. Nxd6+ Qxd6 11. c3 Bf5 12. Qe2 O-O-O 13. Qe5 {0-1 (31) Rodriguez
Morilla,J (1301)-Balbuena Fuentes,M (1850) Islantilla 2012}) 10. Qc3 O-O 11.
O-O c6 12. Nxd6 Qxd6 13. Re1 Rfe8 14. Bg5 Ng6 15. Nh4 Nxh4 16. Bxh4 Qg6 17. Qg3
(17. Rac1 {looks sharper.} h5 18. Kh2 a5 19. Bg3 a4 20. f3) 17… Qxg3 {
Black is slightly better.} 18. Bxg3 Bxc2 19. f3 f6 20. Rxe8+ Rxe8 21. Re1 Rxe1+
22. Bxe1 Bb1 {Precision: White = 60%, Black = 50%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.14”]
[Round “9”]
[White “Aronian, Levon”]
[Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B23”]
[WhiteElo “2795”]
[BlackElo “2777”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “92”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,92,-4,14,-15,-20,-19,-3,-9,-2,-16,0,0,0,0,0,-8,0,-1,-18,-16,21,15,20,
18,21,31,45,45,41,24,31,26,16,9,6,0,0,0,56,60,246,210,244,238,261,125,154,118,
111,104,114,31,34,29,34,29,35,34,34,34,27,42,87,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1]}
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Nge2 Nf6 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. O-O O-O 7. d3 Nc6 8. h3
Rb8 9. f4 {[%cal Bf2f4,Bf4f5][%mdl 32]} Nd7 {LiveBook: 47 Partien} 10. Nd5 {
B25: Sizilianisch (Geschlossenes System)} (10. g4 b5 11. Nd5 e6 12. Ne3 Bb7 13.
f5 Qh4 14. c3 Rfe8 15. a4 b4 16. Nc4 Qe7 17. Bf4 Nce5 {1-0 (49) Guseinov,G
(2646)-Huschenbeth,N (2549) Batumi 2018}) 10… e6 11. Ne3 b5 $146 ({Vorgänger:
} 11… Nd4 12. c3 Nxe2+ 13. Qxe2 b5 14. Ng4 Nf6 15. Nxf6+ Bxf6 16. g4 b4 17.
c4 Bd4+ {1/2-1/2 (65) Blagojevic,N (2176)-Radovic,J (2415) Kragujevac 2018})
12. f5 $1 Bb7 13. c3 b4 14. Ng4 bxc3 15. bxc3 {[#] Droht f6! und aus.} exf5 16.
exf5 {zielt auf f6! ab.} Nce5 {Droht …Lxg2.} 17. Bxb7 $1 Rxb7 18. Nh6+ $1
Bxh6 19. Bxh6 Re8 20. Nf4 gxf5 21. Qh5 Qf6 22. Rae1 {[%mdl 1024] Droht stark
d4. Weiss hat Kompensation.} Rbb8 23. Re3 Kh8 24. Bg5 Qg7 25. Nd5 f6 $132 {
[%mdl 2048] Schwarz is fighting back} 26. Bh6 Qg6 27. Nf4 Qf7 ({Günstiger ist}
27… Qg8 $11) 28. Qxf5 $14 Rb2 $2 (28… Rg8 $1 $14) 29. d4 $18 cxd4 30. cxd4
Ng6 {[#]} 31. Ne6 (31. Rxe8+ $1 $18 {und der Rest ist Schweigen.} Qxe8 32. Nh5)
31… Rg8 32. Rf2 Rxf2 33. Qxf2 Rc8 34. Qf5 (34. h4 $16) 34… Ne7 $1 $14 {
[%cal Re7f5]} 35. Qg4 Qg6 $1 {[%cal Rg6h6]} 36. Nf4 Qxg4 $1 ({Ein No Go ist}
36… Qb1+ $6 37. Kf2 $16) 37. hxg4 Ng8 38. g5 fxg5 39. Bxg5 Kg7 40. Re6 (40.
Ra3 $16 Ra8 41. Ra6) 40… Rc6 $11 {Die Stellung ist ausgeglichen.} 41. Re8 Kf7
42. Rd8 Ngf6 43. Kg2 Rc2+ 44. Kh3 Rxa2 45. Bxf6 Nxf6 46. Rxd6 Rd2 {Precision:
Weiß = 67%, Schwarz = 60%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.14”]
[Round “9”]
[White “Giri, Anish”]
[Black “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B92”]
[WhiteElo “2779”]
[BlackElo “2783”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “61”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 24,61,0,0,21,16,24,5,9,8,18,8,34,25,58,45,65,0,22,0,0,-10,-9,-29,-25,
-53,-21,-20,-37,-40,-18,-37,-42,-44,-35,-45,-28,-31,0,-37]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6
3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e5 7. Nf3 Be7 8. Bg5 Nbd7 9. a4 {
B92: Sicilian Najdorf: 6 Be2} h6 (9… b6 10. Nd2 h6 11. Bxf6 Nxf6 12. Nc4 Bb7
13. a5 b5 14. Nb6 Nxe4 15. Nxe4 Bxe4 16. Bf3 Bxf3 17. Qxf3 {1-0 (39) Carlsen,M
(2832)-Vachier Lagrave,M (2796) Paris 2017}) 10. Be3 Ng4 11. Bc1 Ngf6 12. Be3
Ng4 13. Bc1 {LiveBook: 3 Games} Ngf6 14. O-O O-O 15. b3 $146 ({Predecessor:}
15. Bc4 Nc5 16. Qe2 Be6 17. b4 Ncxe4 18. Nxe4 d5 19. Nxf6+ Bxf6 20. Rd1 {
0-1 (39) Ferreira,L (1779)-Petrigin,O (2238) ICCF email 2014}) 15… Nc5 16.
Nd2 Be6 17. Bb2 Rc8 18. Re1 Ncd7 19. Nc4 Nc5 20. Nd2 Ncd7 21. a5 Rc5 22. b4 Rc8
23. b5 axb5 24. Nxb5 Nc5 25. Bf1 Ra8 26. Bc3 b6 {[%cal Rb6a5]} 27. axb6 Qxb6
28. Qf3 Qc6 29. Na7 Qc7 30. Nb5 Qc6 31. Na7 {Precision: White = 60%, Black =
57%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.14”]
[Round “9”]
[White “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Black “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “D37”]
[WhiteElo “2766”]
[BlackElo “2813”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “74”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 19,74,13,56,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-54,-26,-35,-25,-45,0,0,0,-5,0,
-86,-96,-111,-111,-142,-135,-147,-53,-105,-83,-165,-119,-95,-94,-319,-312,-423,
-300,-602,-585,-761,-761,-759,-756,-753,-752,-743,-737,-716,-720]} 1. d4 Nf6 2.
c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Qc2 Nc6 9. a3
Qa5 10. Rd1 Re8 {LiveBook: 30 Games. White must now prevent …e5. D37:
Queen’s Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4} 11. Bg3 ({Better is} 11. Nd2 $14) (11. Nd2 e5
12. Bg5 Nd4 13. Qb1 Bf5 14. Bd3 Bxd3 15. Qxd3 Ne4 16. Ndxe4 dxe4 17. Qd2 Ne6
18. Bh4 {1/2-1/2 (66) Mamedyarov,S (2804)-Anand,V (2767) Wijk aan Zee 2018}) (
11. Nd2 e5 12. Bg5 Nd4 13. Qb1 Bf5 14. Bd3 Bxd3 15. Qxd3 Ne4 16. Nxd5 Nxg5 17.
exd4 Bxd4 18. b4 {1/2-1/2 (33) Mamedyarov,S (2809)-Nakamura,H (2787) Moscow
2018}) 11… Ne4 $1 $11 12. cxd5 exd5 {The position is equal.} 13. Rxd5 Nxc3 $1
14. bxc3 Be6 15. Rd2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15. Rd1 Qxa3 16. Ng5 Bf5 17. Bd3 Bxe3
18. Bxf5 Bxg5+ {0-1 (33) Hejazipour,M (2357)-Zumsande,M (2442) Stockholm 2016})
15… Be7 16. Bd3 g6 17. O-O Qxa3 18. Nd4 (18. Qb1 $11) 18… Nxd4 $15 19. cxd4
Rac8 20. Qb2 Qxb2 21. Rxb2 Rc3 22. Be2 b6 23. e4 (23. Ba6 $11) 23… Bc4 $36 {
[%mdl 2048] Black is in control.} 24. Bxc4 Rxc4 25. Rd1 Rd8 26. Rbd2 b5 (26…
Bb4 $17 27. Rd3 a5) 27. Kf1 ({White should try} 27. d5 $15) 27… Bb4 28. Rd3 (
28. Ra2 $17) 28… a5 $19 29. d5 a4 $1 {And now …Bc3 would win.} 30. d6 $2 (
30. Bh4 $17 Rd7 31. f3) 30… Bc3 $1 (30… Rxe4 31. d7 $11) 31. d7 {[#]
Threatens to win with Rxc3!} b4 $1 {aiming for …a3.} 32. Rd5 $2 (32. Rd6 a3
33. Rb6) 32… a3 {Black is clearly winning.} 33. Rb5 a2 34. Rb8 Rxb8 35. Bxb8
{[#]} Rd4 $1 {[%cal Rd4d1]} ({Not} 35… Bf6 36. d8=Q+ Bxd8 37. Rxd8+ $11) 36.
Rxd4 a1=Q+ 37. Ke2 Qa6+ {Precision: White = 25%, Black = 75%.} ({Weaker is}
37… Bxd4 38. d8=Q+ Kg7 39. Bd6 $19) 0-1

[Event “Your Next Move GCT 2018-Rapid”]
[Site “Leuven”]
[Date “2018.06.14”]
[Round “9”]
[White “Karjakin, Sergey”]
[Black “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C42”]
[WhiteElo “2743”]
[BlackElo “2753”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “76”]
[EventDate “2018.??.??”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “BEL”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 11,76,4,5,-15,-5,-4,0,-5,-7,-7,6,-8,0,-37,-35,-33,-41,-50,-48,-95,-87,
-189,-185,-270,-270,-231,-219,-391,-394,-313,-133,-133,-122,-133,-121,-115,
-110,-195,-208,-318,-306,-313,-300,-376,-351,-402,-375,-493,-480,-501,-218,
-204,-160,-337,-335,-713,-683,-29983,-29984,-29984,-29985,-29985,-29986,-29992,
-29993,-29993,-29984]} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. c4 Nc6 6.
d4 {C42: Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves} (6. Nc3 Nxc3 7.
dxc3 g6 8. Bg5 Be7 9. Bh6 Bf8 10. Bg5 Be7 11. Bh6 Bf8 12. Bg5 {1/2-1/2 (12)
Jones,G (2640)-Mamedyarov,S (2804) Wijk aan Zee 2018}) 6… d5 {LiveBook: 18
Games} 7. c5 Be7 8. Bb5 {The position is equal.} O-O 9. O-O Bg4 10. Bxc6 bxc6
11. h3 Bh5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 11… Bxf3 12. Qxf3 Bf6 13. Rd1 Rb8 {1/2-1/2
(32) Rohl Montes,J (2379)-Molale,O (2081) Bled 2002}) 12. g4 Bg6 $36 {[%mdl
2048] White is under pressure.} 13. Ne5 Bf6 {Hoping for …Bxe5.} 14. Nxc6 Qd7
15. Nb4 Rab8 {[%mdl 1024] Black has strong compensation.} 16. Nc2 (16. Na6 $17
{was worth a try.} Rb7 17. a3) 16… Bh4 $1 $19 {[%cal Rh4f2]} 17. f3 (17. Nc3
$142) 17… Ng3 18. Rf2 f5 $1 19. Nc3 $2 {[#]} (19. Ne3 {only move.}) 19… Ne4
$1 {[%mdl 512]} 20. Rh2 {[#]} (20. fxe4 Bxf2+) 20… Nxc3 (20… Nf2 $1 $19 {
[%mdl 512]} 21. Qe2 (21. Rxf2 Bxf2+) 21… fxg4 22. hxg4 Bd3) 21. bxc3 $17 Rbe8
{White must now prevent …fxg4.} 22. Bd2 Bg3 23. Rg2 f4 24. Rc1 {[#]} (24. c6
$17 Qd6 25. Nb4) 24… Bd3 $1 $19 {[%cal Bg6d3,Bd3c4,Bc4e2,Be2f3][%mdl 32]} 25.
Ne1 (25. Nb4 {keeps fighting.} Bc4 26. Qc2) 25… Bc4 26. Qc2 Be2 27. c4 dxc4
28. Bc3 Bxe1 29. Rxe1 Bxf3 30. Rxe8 Qxe8 (30… Rxe8 $142 31. Rf2 Re3) 31. Rf2
Bd5 32. Qe2 $2 (32. Re2 $17 Qd8 33. Re5) 32… Qg6 33. Qe5 $2 (33. c6 Re8 34.
Qc2) 33… c6 {Strongly threatening …Qd3.} 34. Kh2 Qd3 {[%csl Gf4][%cal
Rd3g3] Black mates.} 35. Rxf4 Qc2+ 36. Kg3 Qxc3+ 37. Kh4 Rxf4 38. Qxf4 h6 {
Precision: White = 20%, Black = 78%.} 0-1


T Rapid YourNextMove Leuven BEL (BEL), 12-16 vi 2018 cat. XXII (2781)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. So, Wesley g USA 2778 * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 7 3001
2. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2764 ½ * ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 2863
3. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2789 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 2860
4. Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2782 ½ 1 ½ * ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 5 2824
5. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2769 0 0 ½ ½ * 1 1 0 1 1 5 2825
6. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2808 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ 1 1 ½ 2778
7. Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2766 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ * 1 1 ½ 4 2740
8. Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2816 0 0 ½ 1 1 0 0 * 0 1 2697
9. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2759 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 1 * 0 2617
10. Giri, Anish g NED 2782 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 1 * 2615
Round 1 (June 12, 2018)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime – Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 104 C53 Giuoco Piano
Nakamura, Hikaru – Giri, Anish 1-0 41 D00 Queen’s Pawn Game
Grischuk, Alexander – Aronian, Levon ½-½ 33 A45 Trompowsky
Caruana, Fabiano – So, Wesley 0-1 48 C84 Ruy Lopez Centre Attack
Anand, Viswanathan – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 0-1 51 B29 Sicilian Defence
Round 2 (June 12, 2018)
So, Wesley – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1-0 52 E04 Catalan
Aronian, Levon – Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 71 A14 Reti Opening
Karjakin, Sergey – Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 48 C53 Giuoco Piano
Caruana, Fabiano – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 43 A78 Benoni
Giri, Anish – Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 41 C82 Ruy Lopez Open Italian Variation
Round 3 (June 12, 2018)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime – So, Wesley ½-½ 44 E21 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
Nakamura, Hikaru – Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 50 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar – Giri, Anish ½-½ 28 D31 Semi-Slav Defence
Grischuk, Alexander – Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 36 C42 Petroff’s Defence
Anand, Viswanathan – Aronian, Levon ½-½ 54 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 4 (June 13, 2018)
So, Wesley – Giri, Anish 1-0 57 A15 English counter King’s Fianchetto
Aronian, Levon – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 63 C55 Two Knights Defence
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime – Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 62 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Karjakin, Sergey – Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 50 C50 Giuoco Piano
Caruana, Fabiano – Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 58 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 5 (June 13, 2018)
Nakamura, Hikaru – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 34 B50 Sicilian Defence
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar – Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 123 E37 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Grischuk, Alexander – So, Wesley 0-1 63 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Anand, Viswanathan – Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 57 B42 Sicilian Paulsen
Giri, Anish – Aronian, Levon 0-1 46 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 6 (June 13, 2018)
So, Wesley – Aronian, Levon ½-½ 45 E06 Catalan
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime – Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 51 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Karjakin, Sergey – Giri, Anish ½-½ 34 C42 Petroff’s Defence
Grischuk, Alexander – Nakamura, Hikaru 0-1 41 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Caruana, Fabiano – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 0-1 48 C60 Ruy Lopez
Round 7 (June 14, 2018)
Aronian, Levon – Karjakin, Sergey 0-1 27 C50 Giuoco Piano
Nakamura, Hikaru – So, Wesley 0-1 34 A45 Trompowsky
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 22 E60 King’s Indian without Nc3
Anand, Viswanathan – Grischuk, Alexander 0-1 41 B91 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.g3
Giri, Anish – Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 43 C16 French Winawer
Round 8 (June 14, 2018)
So, Wesley – Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 31 D73 Gruenfeld 3.g3
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime – Giri, Anish 1-0 51 D35 QGD Exchange
Nakamura, Hikaru – Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 74 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Grischuk, Alexander – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 120 C87 Ruy Lopez
Caruana, Fabiano – Aronian, Levon 0-1 36 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 9 (June 14, 2018)
Aronian, Levon – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 46 B23 Sicilian Closed
Karjakin, Sergey – Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 38 C42 Petroff’s Defence
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar – Nakamura, Hikaru 0-1 37 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Anand, Viswanathan – So, Wesley ½-½ 22 C01 French Exchange
Giri, Anish – Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 31 B92 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.Be2

GCT Blitz YourNextMove (10 players 18 Rds DRR Indiv TC:5m+3spm) | Live Blitz

GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (BEL), 12-16 vi 2018 cat. XXII (2781)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1. Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2782 * * ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 0 1 1 ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 11.5 2883
2. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2769 ½ ½ * * 0 0 1 ½ 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 0 0 1 11.0 2862
3. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2789 0 1 1 1 * * ½ 1 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 10.5 2837
4. Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2766 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 0 * * ½ 1 1 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 9.5 2804
5. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2759 0 0 1 0 1 1 ½ 0 * * 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 9.5 2804
6. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2764 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 1 ½ * * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 1 1 9.5 2804
7. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2808 0 1 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * * 1 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 8.0 2735
8. So, Wesley g USA 2778 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 * * ½ 1 1 1 8.0 2738
9. Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2816 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 * * ½ ½ 6.5 2675
10. Giri, Anish g NED 2782 ½ 0 1 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ * * 6.0 2656
Round 1 (June 15, 2018)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime – Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 46 C53 Giuoco Piano
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar – Aronian, Levon 0-1 46 D04 Queen’s Pawn Game
So, Wesley – Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 73 E51 Nimzo Indian
Caruana, Fabiano – Anand, Viswanathan 0-1 51 E46 Nimzo Indian Rubinstein
Giri, Anish – Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 38 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 2 (June 15, 2018)
Nakamura, Hikaru – Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 57 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Grischuk, Alexander – Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 32 B43 Sicilian Paulsen
Anand, Viswanathan – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 33 B29 Sicilian Defence
Aronian, Levon – So, Wesley ½-½ 39 C10 French Rubinstein
Giri, Anish – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 0-1 57 B91 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.g3
Round 3 (June 15, 2018)
Karjakin, Sergey – Aronian, Levon ½-½ 56 C50 Giuoco Piano
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime – Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 52 B00 Owen or Nimzowitsch Defence
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar – Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 28 E61 King’s Indian Defence
So, Wesley – Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 61 A15 English counter King’s Fianchetto
Caruana, Fabiano – Giri, Anish ½-½ 40 C70 Ruy Lopez
Round 4 (June 15, 2018)
Nakamura, Hikaru – Aronian, Levon 1-0 75 A45 Trompowsky
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime – Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 24 B40 Sicilian Classical
Grischuk, Alexander – So, Wesley ½-½ 35 A06 Zukertort Opening
Anand, Viswanathan – Karjakin, Sergey 0-1 23 C50 Giuoco Piano
Giri, Anish – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1-0 45 C87 Ruy Lopez
Round 5 (June 15, 2018)
Karjakin, Sergey – Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 44 B50 Sicilian Defence
Aronian, Levon – Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 32 C50 Giuoco Piano
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 37 A45 Trompowsky
So, Wesley – Giri, Anish 1-0 38 A06 Zukertort Opening
Caruana, Fabiano – Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 35 E06 Catalan
Round 6 (June 15, 2018)
Nakamura, Hikaru – Anand, Viswanathan 0-1 33 A45 Trompowsky
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime – So, Wesley ½-½ 48 D73 Gruenfeld 3.g3
Grischuk, Alexander – Aronian, Levon 1-0 36 A45 Trompowsky
Caruana, Fabiano – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 54 B29 Sicilian Defence
Giri, Anish – Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 68 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 7 (June 15, 2018)
Karjakin, Sergey – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1-0 59 A33 English Symmetrical
Anand, Viswanathan – Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 71 B52 Sicilian Rossolimo
Aronian, Levon – Giri, Anish 1-0 38 C42 Petroff’s Defence
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar – Nakamura, Hikaru 0-1 44 E06 Catalan
So, Wesley – Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 48 D78 Gruenfeld 3.g3
Round 8 (June 15, 2018)
Nakamura, Hikaru – Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 42 B23 Sicilian Closed
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime – Aronian, Levon ½-½ 55 A05 Various
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar – So, Wesley 1-0 49 D02 Queen’s Pawn Game
Caruana, Fabiano – Karjakin, Sergey 0-1 54 E46 Nimzo Indian Rubinstein
Giri, Anish – Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 49 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 9 (June 15, 2018)
Karjakin, Sergey – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1-0 72 C55 Two Knights Defence
Grischuk, Alexander – Giri, Anish ½-½ 59 C42 Petroff’s Defence
Anand, Viswanathan – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1-0 63 B23 Sicilian Closed
Aronian, Levon – Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 21 B43 Sicilian Paulsen
So, Wesley – Nakamura, Hikaru 0-1 85 D56 Queens Gambit Lasker’s Defence
Round 10 (June 16, 2018)
Karjakin, Sergey – So, Wesley 1-0 65 A01 Larsen Opening
Nakamura, Hikaru – Giri, Anish 1-0 23 A05 Various
Grischuk, Alexander – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 0-1 61 B23 Sicilian Closed
Anand, Viswanathan – Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 52 C77 Ruy Lopez Anderssen
Aronian, Levon – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 33 C55 Two Knights Defence
Round 11 (June 16, 2018)
Karjakin, Sergey – Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 101 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime – Giri, Anish ½-½ 52 C53 Giuoco Piano
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar – Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 45 E36 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
So, Wesley – Aronian, Levon ½-½ 38 A15 English counter King’s Fianchetto
Caruana, Fabiano – Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 43 B23 Sicilian Closed
Round 12 (June 16, 2018)
Nakamura, Hikaru – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 0-1 42 B50 Sicilian Defence
Grischuk, Alexander – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1-0 58 C60 Ruy Lopez
Anand, Viswanathan – So, Wesley ½-½ 43 C77 Ruy Lopez Anderssen
Aronian, Levon – Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 33 C50 Giuoco Piano
Giri, Anish – Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 55 B42 Sicilian Paulsen
Round 13 (June 16, 2018)
Karjakin, Sergey – Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 53 C50 Giuoco Piano
Aronian, Levon – Nakamura, Hikaru 0-1 48 B23 Sicilian Closed
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar – Giri, Anish ½-½ 33 D02 Queen’s Pawn Game
So, Wesley – Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 57 A48 King’s Indian Defence /c2-c4
Caruana, Fabiano – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 0-1 48 B23 Sicilian Closed
Round 14 (June 16, 2018)
Nakamura, Hikaru – Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 54 A06 Zukertort Opening
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 0-1 65 C60 Ruy Lopez
Grischuk, Alexander – Karjakin, Sergey 1-0 27 A13 Reti Opening
Anand, Viswanathan – Aronian, Levon ½-½ 34 C50 Giuoco Piano
Giri, Anish – So, Wesley 0-1 71 C19 French Winawer
Round 15 (June 16, 2018)
Karjakin, Sergey – Giri, Anish 1-0 27 A01 Larsen Opening
Anand, Viswanathan – Nakamura, Hikaru 0-1 49 B06 Modern Defence
Aronian, Levon – Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 50 B89 Sicilian Sozin Attack
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar – Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 63 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
So, Wesley – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 33 A04 Dutch System
Round 16 (June 16, 2018)
Nakamura, Hikaru – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1-0 38 A05 Various
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime – Karjakin, Sergey 1-0 51 A28 English Four Knights
Grischuk, Alexander – Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 44 A37 English Symmetrical
Caruana, Fabiano – So, Wesley 0-1 71 A00 Irregular Openings
Giri, Anish – Aronian, Levon 0-1 29 C88 Ruy Lopez Closed
Round 17 (June 16, 2018)
Karjakin, Sergey – Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 54 A20 English Opening
Grischuk, Alexander – Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 46 B00 Owen or Nimzowitsch Defence
Anand, Viswanathan – Giri, Anish 1-0 36 C70 Ruy Lopez
Aronian, Levon – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 0-1 41 B23 Sicilian Closed
So, Wesley – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 0-1 58 A41 Modern Defence
Round 18 (June 16, 2018)
Nakamura, Hikaru – So, Wesley 1-0 64 A05 Various
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime – Anand, Viswanathan 0-1 55 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar – Karjakin, Sergey 1-0 54 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Caruana, Fabiano – Aronian, Levon 1-0 53 A45 Trompowsky
Giri, Anish – Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 41 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin