GRENKE Chess Classic 2017 / Round 5

by National Life Master Loal Davis

Images courtesy of Derrick Bartotto 

 

IMG_3770Levon Aronian

 

Aronian takes the tournament lead by a full point.  In the following game there may be opposite colored Bishops, but the two extra Pawns turns out to be too much.

[Event "GRENKE Chess Classic 2017"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2017.04.20"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Aronian, Levon"]
[Black "Naiditsch, Arkadij"]
[Result "1-0"]
[PlyCount "115"]
[EventDate "2017.04.15"]
[SourceDate "2017.04.20"]

1. c4 e6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. O-O Nbd7 6. Qc2 c5 7. Na3 Nd5 8. Nxc4 b5 9. Ne3 Bb7 10. Nxd5 Bxd5 11. e4 Bb7 12. d4 cxd4 13. Nxd4 Rc8 14. Qe2 a6 15. Rd1 Bc5 16. Nb3 Be7 17. Rd3 Qc7 18. Bf4 Ne5 19. Rc3 Qb8 20. Qh5 Bd6 21. Rxc8+ Bxc8 22. Rd1 Bc7 23. Na5 Bd7 24. Bxe5 Bxe5 25. Rxd7 Kxd7 26. Qxf7+ Kd6 27. Bh3 Re8 28. Nb7+ Kc6 29. b4 Rf8 30. Qe7 Bd6 31. Na5+ Kb6 32. Qxe6 Re8 33. Qd7 Bxb4 34. Nc6 Qd6 35. Qxe8 Qxc6 36. Qb8+ Qb7 37. Qxb7+ Kxb7 38. f4 Kc6 39. Kf2 a5 40. Kf3 a4 41. Bf5 h6 42. Bg6 Kd7 43. e5 Bc5 44. Bd3 Kc6 45. Bc2 Kd5 46. Be4+ Kc4 47. Bc6 Bg1 48. h4 Kc5 49. Be8 Bd4 50. h5 Bc3 51. Ke4 Be1 52. g4 Bd2 53. Kf5 a3 54. g5 b4 55. Ba4 Kd5 56. gxh6 gxh6 57. Bb3+ Kc5 58. Ke4 1-0

Aronian, Levon vs. Naiditsch, Arkadij,  ?,  Source2017.04.20,  Round 5Final Position

 

 

IMG_3762

 

 

Meier was blown away in the very early stages of Carlsen’s Grunfeld Defense.

[Event "GRENKE Chess Classic 2017"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2017.04.20"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Meier, Georg"]
[Black "Carlsen, Magnus"]
[Result "0-1"]
[PlyCount "82"]
[EventDate "2017.04.15"]
[SourceDate "2017.04.20"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. g3 dxc4 6. Qa4+ Nfd7 7. Qxc4 Nb6 8. Qd3 O-O 9. Bf4 Nc6 10. Rd1 Bf5 11. Qd2 Bg4 12. Bg2 Bxf3 13. Bxf3 Nxd4 14. Bxb7 Nc4 15. Qc1 Rb8 16. b3 Rxb7 17. bxc4 c5 18. O-O Rb4 19. Bh6 Bxh6 20. Qxh6 Rxc4 21. Ne4 Nxe2+ 22. Kg2 Qa8 23. f3

Meier, Georg vs. Carlsen, Magnus,  ?,  Source2017.04.20,  Round 5Black (Carlsen) To Play

Rxe4 24. fxe4 Qxe4+ 25. Kf2 Nd4 26. Qe3 Qd5 27. Rd2 e5 28. Re1 Re8 29. Qe4 Qe6 30. Re3 Kg7 31. Rb2 c4 32. g4 Qf6+ 33. Ke1 Qg5 34. Kf2 Re6 35. Ke1 h5 36. h3 Rf6 37. Kd2

Meier, Georg vs. Carlsen, Magnus,  ?,  Source2017.04.20,  Round 5Black (Carlsen) To Play

Rf4 38. Qxe5+ Qxe5 39. Rxe5 Nf3+ 40. Ke3 Nxe5 41. Kxf4 Nd3+ 0-1

A Complete Route

 

 

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IMG_3766

 

 

#NamePtsSB
1Aronian, Levon48
2Carlsen, Magnus36.5
 Caruana, Fabiano36.25
 Hou, Yifan36
5Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2.55.5
 Naiditsch, Arkadij2.54
7Meier, Georg13.25
 Bluebaum, Matthias13

 

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