Sinquefield Cup 2017 / Round 8

 

by National Life Master Loal Davis

 

Sergey Karjakin

 

One decisive game today but nothing changes at the top.  It is still a three way tie first place between Anand, Vachier-Lagrave, and Aronian.  There is ONE round to go.

 

Karjakin (World Champion Candidate) milked a Giuoco Pianissimo for all it was worth and Wesley So was squeezed for 63 moves before resigning.

 

[Event “Sinquefield Cup 2017”]
[Site “?”]
[Date “2017.08.10”]
[Round “8”]
[White “Karjakin, Sergey (RUS)”]
[Black “So, Wesley (USA)”]
[Result “1-0”]
[PlyCount “125”]
[EventDate “2017.08.03”]
[SourceDate “2017.08.10”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. h3 d6 7. c3 a6 8. a4 Ba7 9. Re1 h6 10. Nbd2 Be6 11. Bxe6 fxe6 12. b4 Qe8 13. Nf1 Nh5 14. Be3 Bxe3 15. Rxe3 Nf4 16. Rb1 b5 17. Ra1 Qg6 18. Ng3 Qf6 19. Ne2 Ng6 20. Qb3 Kh8 21. Rf1 Rab8 22. g3 Qf7 23. Nh2 d5 24. Rf3 Qd7 25. axb5 axb5 26. Kg2 Rxf3 27. Nxf3 Rf8 28. Neg1 Ra8 29. Rc1 Qd6 30. Ne1 Nge7 31. Ngf3 Ng8 32. Nc2 Nf6 33. Re1 Rf8 34. Na3 Rb8 35. Nc2 Rf8 36. Na3 Rb8 37. Nb1 Nd7 38. Nbd2 d4 39. Rc1 dxc3 40. Qxc3 Rb6 41. Nb3 Nxb4 42. Qxc7 Kh7 43. d4 Qxc7 44. Rxc7 Nf6 45. Nc5 Na6 46. Rc8 Nxc5 47. dxc5 Ra6 48. Nxe5 Nxe4 49. c6 Ra2 50. Kf3 Ng5+ 51. Ke3 Nxh3 52. Rb8 Rc2 53. f4 h5 54. Rxb5 Nf2 55. Kd4 Rd2+ 56. Kc5 Ne4+ 57. Kb6 Rc2 58. c7 Nd6 59. Rb3 Ne8 60. Nc6 Nxc7 61. Kxc7 Rc4 62. Kd6 h4 63. Ne5 1-0

Final Position

 

# Name Pts SB
1 Anand, Viswanathan 5 19.75
  Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 5 19.5
  Aronian, Levon 5 17.5
4 Karjakin, Sergey 4.5 17
  Carlsen, Magnus 4.5 16.25
6 Caruana, Fabiano 4 16.25
7 Svidler, Peter 3.5 14
8 Nakamura, Hikaru 3 12.25
  Nepomniachtchi, Ian 3 11.25
10 So, Wesley 2.5 8.25

 

Images Below Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto

 

 

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