5th Norway Chess 2017 / Round 8

by National Life Master Loal Davis

 

Maxime_Vachier-Lagrave,_2016-07Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

 

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Magnus Carlsen were tied for last place yesterday.  Today they both won their games.  Maxime forcibly downed Vladimir Kramnik – no mean feat.

 

[Event "5th Norway Chess 2017"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2017.06.15"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (FRA)"]
[Black "Kramnik, Vladimir (RUS)"]
[Result "1-0"]
[PlyCount "95"]
[EventDate "2017.06.10"]
[SourceDate "2017.06.15"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 d5 6. exd5 Qxd5 7. Bc4 Qd6 8. b4 Bb6 9. a4 e4 10. dxe4 Qxd1+ 11. Kxd1 Nxe4 12. Kc2 Bf5 13. Nh4 Bd7 14. Re1 f5 15. Nxf5 Bxf5 16. f3 Ne5 17. fxe4 Bg4 18. h3 Nxc4 19. hxg4 O-O 20. Re2 a5 21. Nd2 Ne3+ 22. Kb3 axb4 23. cxb4 Rfd8 24. Bb2 Rd3+ 25. Bc3 Bd4 26. Rc1 Nd1 27. Nb1 Nxc3 28. Nxc3 Be5 29. a5 Rg3 30. Rf2 c6 31. Rf3 Rxg4 32. Na4 Rxg2 33. Nc5 Rb2+ 34. Kc4 Bd6 35. Rd1 Bxc5 36. Kxc5 Re8 37. Rd7 Re5+ 38. Kc4 h5 39. Rxb7 Rxe4+ 40. Kc5 Rc2+ 41. Kd6 Rd4+ 42. Kc7 Ra2 43. Kxc6 h4 44. Rb6 Rg4 45. a6 Kh7 46. Rf5 Ra4 47. Rh5+ Kg6 48. Rxh4 1-0

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (FRA) vs. Kramnik, Vladimir (RUS),  ?,  Source2017.06.15,  Round 8Final Position

 

 

carlsenMagnus Carlsen

 

[Event "5th Norway Chess 2017"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2017.06.15"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Carlsen, Magnus (NOR)"]
[Black "Karjakin, Sergey (RUS)"]
[Result "1-0"]
[PlyCount "87"]
[EventDate "2017.06.10"]
[SourceDate "2017.06.15"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 d5 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Nge2 Re8 8. Bd2 Bf8 9. O-O b6 10. Rc1 c5 11. Nf4 Bb7 12. Qf3 Na6 13. Rfd1 cxd4 14. exd4 Nc7 15. Bc2 Bd6 16. Be3 Ne4 17. Ba4 Re7 18. Bb3 Qd7 19. h3 Nxc3 20. bxc3 Bc6 21. Nh5 Re6 22. Bc2 Ba4 23. c4 dxc4 24. d5 Rg6 25. Bd4 Bxc2 26. Rxc2 Qa4 27. Rcc1 Qxa2 28. Nxg7 Rxg7 29. Bxg7 Kxg7 30. Qg4+ Kf8 31. Qh4 Qb2 32. Rxc4 Ne8 33. Re1 Qf6 34. Qxh7 Qg7 35. Qc2 Qf6 36. Rg4 Bc5 37. Re2 Qh6 38. g3 Nf6 39. Rh4 Qg7 40. Kg2 Qg5 41. Qc3

Carlsen, Magnus (NOR) vs. Karjakin, Sergey (RUS),  ?,  Source2017.06.15,  Round 8Black (Karjakin) To Move – And Lose

Bd6 ?

Both Qg7 and Qxd5+ are good enough for at least equality.

42. Rh8+ Ng8 43. Re4 Qg7 44. Rxg8+ 1-0

Carlsen, Magnus (NOR) vs. Karjakin, Sergey (RUS),  ?,  Source2017.06.15,  Round 8Final Position

 

One round to go – and it’s still tight.

 

#NamePtsSB
1Aronian, Levon5.520.5
2Nakamura, Hikaru519.75
3Giri, Anish4.516.75
4So, Wesley415.25
 Kramnik, Vladimir414.75
6Anand, Viswanathan3.514
 Caruana, Fabiano3.514
 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime3.514
 Carlsen, Magnus3.513.25
10Karjakin, Sergey312.25

 

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