GRENKE Chess Classic 2017 / Round 4

by National Life Master Loal Davis

Images courtesy of Derrick Bartotto

 

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Vachier-Lagrave beats Hou in a very respectable Spanish Game ending.

[Event "GRENKE Chess Classic 2017"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2017.04.19"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"]
[Black "Hou, Yifan"]
[Result "1-0"]
[PlyCount "135"]
[EventDate "2017.04.15"]
[SourceDate "2017.04.19"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 d5 6. Nbd2 dxe4 7. dxe4 O-O 8. O-O a5 9. Bxc6 bxc6 10. Nxe5 Ba6 11. Re1 Re8 12. Nxc6 Qd6 13. Nd4 Bxd4 14. cxd4 Qxd4 15. Nb3 Qxd1 16. Rxd1 a4 17. Nc5 Nxe4 18. Nxa6 Rxa6 19. Be3 h5 20. Rac1 c6 21. Kf1 Nf6 22. Bc5 Nd5 23. Rc4 Nc7 24. a3 Rb8 25. Rd2 Nd5 26. Ke1 f6 27. Kd1 Kf7 28. Kc2 Rb5 29. Kb1 g6 30. Ka2 Ke6 31. f3 Rb8 32. Re4+ Kf7 33. Rdd4 Rba8 34. Rc4 Ra5 35. Bf2 R5a6 36. Bc5 Ra5 37. g3 R5a6 38. h4 Ra5 39. Bf2 R5a6 40. Kb1 Rb8 41. Ka2 Rba8 42. g4 hxg4 43. fxg4 Re8 44. Rxe8 Kxe8 45. h5 Kf7 46. Be1 gxh5 47. gxh5 f5 48. Bd2 Nf6 49. Rc5 Ne4 50. Rxf5+ Ke6 51. Ra5 Rxa5 52. Bxa5 Kf6 53. b3 Kg5 54. Bb4 Kxh5 55. bxa4 Nf6 56. a5 Nd5 57. a6 Nc7 58. a7 Kg6 59. Ba5 Na8 60. Kb3 Kf7 61. Kc4 Ke7 62. Kc5 Kd7 63. Bb6 Kc8 64. Kxc6 Nc7 65. Bg1 Na8 66. Bh2 Nc7 67. Kb6 Na8+ 68. Ka6 1-0

 

Aronian beats Bluebaum in a Slav which goes into a hard-fought heavy piece ending.

[Event "GRENKE Chess Classic 2017"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2017.04.19"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Bluebaum, Matthias"]
[Black "Aronian, Levon"]
[Result "0-1"]
[PlyCount "92"]
[EventDate "2017.04.15"]
[SourceDate "2017.04.19"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 a6 5. Qc2 b5 6. b3 g6 7. Bd3 Bg7 8. Nf3 O-O 9. O-O Nbd7 10. Bb2 Bb7 11. h3 dxc4 12. bxc4 c5 13. Qe2 cxd4 14. exd4 bxc4 15. Bxc4 Nb6 16. Bb3 a5 17. a4 Nbd5 18. Nxd5 Nxd5 19. Bxd5 Bxd5 20. Ba3 Re8 21. Bc5 Bb7 22. Rfb1 Bxf3 23. Qxf3 Bxd4 24. Bxd4 Qxd4 25. Rd1 Qe5 26. Qd5 Qf6 27. Rac1 e6 28. Qc5 Red8 29. Qc7 h5 30. Rxd8+ Qxd8 31. Qe5 Qd7 32. Rc4 Qd3 33. Rd4 Qb1+ 34. Kh2 Qb8 35. Rd6 Qe8 36. Qb5 Qe7 37. Rd7 Qf6 38. Qb6 Rc8 39. Qd4 Qxd4 40. Rxd4 Rc2 41. Kg3 Kg7 42. h4 Kf6 43. Rf4+ Ke7 44. Rd4 Rc3+ 45. f3 Rc2 46. Kh3 Rb2 0-1

 

 

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#NamePtsSB
1Aronian, Levon34
2Caruana, Fabiano2.54.5
 Hou, Yifan2.54.5
 Naiditsch, Arkadij2.53
5Carlsen, Magnus24.25
 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime23
7Meier, Georg12.75
8Bluebaum, Matthias0.51

 

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