GRENKE Chess Classic 2017 / Round 1

by National Life Master Loal Davis.

All images courtesy of Derrick Bartotto.

 

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Players:
Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana,
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Levon Aronian,
Hou Yifan, Arkadij Naiditsch, Georg Meier,
Matthias Blübaum

Karlsruhe, Germany
15 – 22 April, 2017

7 Rounds – 8 Player Round Robin

Rate of play:
100 minutes in 40 moves +
50 minutes in 20 moves +
15 minutes all moves +
30 seconds for each move
starting from move 1

 

The BIG news in Round 1 was former Women’s World Champion Yifan Hou taking out former World’s Number 2 Fabiano Caruana.

[Event “GRENKE Chess Classic 2017”]
[Site “?”]
[Date “2017.04.15”]
[Round “?”]
[White “Hou, Yifan (CHN)”]
[Black “Caruana, Fabiano (USA)”]
[Result “1-0”]
[PlyCount “79”]
[EventDate “2017.04.15”]
[SourceDate “2017.04.15”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 O-O 8. d4 Nf5 9. Nf3 d5 10. c3 Bd6 11. Nbd2 Nce7 12. Qc2 c6 13. Bd3 g6 14. Nf1 f6 15. h3 Rf7 16. Bd2 Bd7 17. Re2 c5 18. dxc5 Bxc5 19. Bf4 Rc8 20. Rae1 g5 21. Ng3 Nxg3 22. Bxg3 a5 23. Qd2 a4 24. b4 axb3 25. axb3 Ng6 26. h4 gxh4 27. Nxh4 Nxh4 28. Bxh4 Qf8 29. Qf4 Bd6 30. Qd4 Rd8 31. Re3 Bc8 32. b4 Kg7 33. Bb5 Bc7 34. Re8 Qd6 35. Bg3 Qb6 36. Qd3 Bd7 37. Bxd7 Rdxd7 38. Qf5 Bxg3 39. Qg4+ Kh6 40. Qh3+ 1-0

 

[Event “GRENKE Chess Classic 2017”]
[Site “?”]
[Date “2017.04.15”]
[Round “?”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (FRA)”]
[Black “Naiditsch, Arkadij (AZE)”]
[Result “0-1”]
[PlyCount “86”]
[EventDate “2017.04.15”]
[SourceDate “2017.04.15”]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 a6 7. Ne2 Nc6 8. c3 b5 9. a3 c4 10. g4 h5 11. gxh5 Rxh5 12. f5 exf5 13. Nf4 Rh8 14. Qe2 Nb6 15. Rg1 Ra7 16. h4 Na8 17. e6 Bxe6 18. Nxe6 fxe6 19. Rg6 Nc7 20. Bf4 Bd6 21. Qh2 Bxf4 22. Qxf4 Kd7 23. Rxg7+ Kc8 24. O-O-O Qf6 25. Qg5 Qxg5+ 26. hxg5 Ne8 27. Rg6 Re7 28. Re1 Kd7 29. Rh6 Rg8 30. Bh3 Nd6 31. Rg1 Ne4 32. Kd1 Reg7 33. Rh5 Nd8 34. Ke2 Nf7 35. g6 Rxg6 36. Rxf5 Rxg1 37. Rxf7+ Ke8 38. Ra7 Rb1 39. Bxe6 Rxb2+ 40. Ke3 Rg3 41. Bxd5 Nxc3 42. Bc6+ Kf8 43. d5 Rg4 0-1

 

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#NamePtsSB
1Hou, Yifan10
 Naiditsch, Arkadij10
3Aronian, Levon0.50.25
 Bluebaum, Matthias0.50.25
 Carlsen, Magnus0.50.25
 Meier, Georg0.50.25
7Caruana, Fabiano00
 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime00

 

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