Tata Steel 2018 / Masters / Round 3

by National Life Master Loal Davis

 

 

Two nicely fought White wins today.  Anand took out Caruana and Gwain Jones wins against B. Adhiban.

 

 

 

Anand could/should have taken the Knight on e4 after exchanging on g6. This is simple, straight forward, and winning.  His c5 was rather dubious. However Caruana returned the favor by prematurely advancing his ‘d’ Pawn on move 16 and never really looked like he was in the game after that.

 

[Event “Tata Steel Masters 2018”]
[Site “?”]
[Date “2018.01.15”]
[Round “3”]
[White “Anand, Viswanathan (IND)”]
[Black “Caruana, Fabiano (USA)”]
[Result “1-0”]
[PlyCount “83”]
[EventDate “2018.01.14”]
[SourceDate “2018.01.15”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. c4 c6 9. Qc2 Na6 10. a3 Bg4 11. Ne5 Bf5 12. b4 Nc7 13. f3 Bg6 14. c5 Bxe5 15. dxe5 Ng5 16. Bb2 d4 17. f4 Nd5 18. fxg5 Ne3 19. Qd2 Bxd3 20. Qxd3 Nxf1 21. Kxf1 Qxg5 22. Nd2 Qxe5 23. Nf3 Qh5 24. Qxd4 f6 25. Qc4+ Kh8 26. Bc1 Rfe8 27. Bf4 a5 28. Bd6 axb4 29. Qxb4 Qd5 30. Qxb7 h6 31. Kg1 Ra4 32. h3 Rc4 33. Qb2 Qd3 34. Ra2 Qd1+ 35. Kh2 Rc1 36. a4 f5 37. Qb7 f4 38. Bxf4 Rxc5 39. Rd2 Qxa4 40. Qf7 Rg8 41. Be5 Qc4 42. Rd6 1-0

 

 

 

 

[Event “Tata Steel Masters 2018”]
[Site “?”]
[Date “2018.01.15”]
[Round “3”]
[White “Jones, Gawain C B (ENG)”]
[Black “Adhiban, B. (IND)”]
[Result “1-0”]
[PlyCount “110”]
[EventDate “2018.01.14”]
[SourceDate “2018.01.15”]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. dxc5 Qxc5 6. Ngf3 Nf6 7. Bd3 Nbd7 8. Qe2 Qc7 9. c3 Be7 10. O-O b6 11. Ne4 O-O 12. Bg5 Bb7 13. Bh4 Qf4 14. Bg5 Qc7 15. Rad1 Rfd8 16. Rfe1 Rac8 17. Bh4 Qf4 18. Bg3 Qg4 19. Nxf6+ Bxf6 20. Ba6 Bxa6 21. Qxa6 Nc5 22. Rxd8+ Rxd8 23. Qxa7 Nd3 24. h3 Qc4 25. Rd1 h5 26. Qxb6 Qxa2 27. Ne5 Qxb2 28. Qc7 Rf8 29. Nd7 Qe2 30. Ra1 Qb2 31. Ra7 Bd8 32. Qd6 Qb1+ 33. Kh2 Re8 34. Qc6 h4 35. Nf6+ Bxf6 36. Qxe8+ Kh7 37. Qxf7 hxg3+ 38. fxg3 Qb8 39. Qxf6 Qxa7 40. Qh4+ Kg8 41. Qd8+ Kf7 42. Qxd3 Qc5 43. h4 e5 44. g4 g6 45. Qf3+ Kg7 46. g5 Qc4 47. Qb7+ Kg8 48. Qb4 Qd5 49. Qb8+ Kf7 50. Qa7+ Ke6 51. Qa6+ Kf5 52. Kg3 Qd1 53. Qf6+ Ke4 54. Qf3+ Qxf3+ 55. gxf3+ Kd5 1-0

 

# Name Pts SB
1 Anand, Viswanathan 2.5 2.75
  Giri, Anish 2.5 2.75
3 Jones, Gawain C B 2 1.75
  Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 2 1.75
  Carlsen, Magnus 2 1.5
6 Karjakin, Sergey 1.5 3
  So, Wesley 1.5 2.25
  Svidler, Peter 1.5 2
  Kramnik, Vladimir 1.5 1.25
10 Caruana, Fabiano 1 2
  Matlakov, Maxim 1 1.75
  Wei, Yi 1 1.75
13 Adhiban, B. 0.5 0.75
  Hou, Yifan 0.5 0.75

 

Images Below Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto.

 

 

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