Tata Steel 2018 / Masters / Round 4

 

 

There were three decisive games in the fourth round; two White wins and one Black; good fights all.

 

 

[Event “Tata Steel Masters 2018”]
[Site “?”]
[Date “2018.01.16”]
[Round “4”]
[White “Kramnik, Vladimir (RUS) “]
[Black “Svidler, Peter (RUS)”]
[Result “1-0”]
[PlyCount “47”]
[EventDate “2018.01.14”]
[SourceDate “2018.01.16”]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 g6 4. O-O Bg7 5. d4 O-O 6. c4 c6 7. Ne5 Be6 8. cxd5 Bxd5 9. Nc3 Bxg2 10. Kxg2 Nbd7 11. Qb3 Qb6 12. Rd1 Qxb3 13. axb3 Rfc8 14. f4 c5 15. Be3 cxd4 16. Rxd4 Nxe5 17. fxe5 Ne8 18. Rd7 Rc7 19. Rxa7 Rb8 20. Rd5 b6 21. Nb5 Rxa7 22. Nxa7 Kf8 23. Rd7 Ra8 24. Bd4 1-0

 

 

 

[Event “Tata Steel Masters 2018”]
[Site “?”]
[Date “2018.01.16”]
[Round “4”]
[White “Wei, Yi (CHN)”]
[Black “Jones, Gawain C B (ENG)”]
[Result “1-0”]
[PlyCount “95”]
[EventDate “2018.01.14”]
[SourceDate “2018.01.16”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. h3 O-O 6. Nf3 e5 7. d5 a5 8. Bg5 Na6 9. Be2 Qe8 10. g4 Kh8 11. Nd2 Ng8 12. h4 f5 13. gxf5 gxf5 14. Bh5 Qd7 15. Qe2 Nf6 16. Bf3 fxe4 17. Ndxe4 Nxe4 18. Nxe4 Nb4 19. Bg2 Qa4 20. Nc3 Qc2 21. Be4 Qxe2+ 22. Kxe2 Bg4+ 23. f3 Bh5 24. Rag1 Rf7 25. Be3 Bf6 26. Rg5 Bg6 27. Bxg6 hxg6 28. Rxg6 Nc2 29. Ne4 Be7 30. Ng5 Rf6 31. Rxf6 Bxf6 32. Ne6 Nxe3 33. Kxe3 Rg8 34. Ke4 c6 35. Kf5 Be7 36. Ng5 Re8 37. Ne4 Kg7 38. Ke6 Bf8+ 39. Kd7 Re7+ 40. Kxd6 Kf7 41. Rg1 cxd5 42. cxd5 Ke8 43. Nf6+ Kd8 44. Rg8 Re8+ 45. Rxf8 Rxf8 46. Ke6 Rh8 47. h5 b5 48. d6 1-0

 

 

 

[Event “Tata Steel Masters 2018”]
[Site “?”]
[Date “2018.01.16”]
[Round “4”]
[White “Hou, Yifan (CHN)”]
[Black “Matlakov, Maxim (RUS)”]
[Result “0-1”]
[PlyCount “108”]
[EventDate “2018.01.14”]
[SourceDate “2018.01.16”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. c3 d5 9. d4 exd4 10. e5 Ne4 11. cxd4 Bf5 12. Nc3 Nxc3 13. bxc3 Na5 14. Bc2 Bxc2 15. Qxc2 Nc4 16. a4 Qd7 17. Bg5 bxa4 18. Rxa4 a5 19. Rea1 Rfb8 20. R4a2 Bxg5 21. Nxg5 g6 22. h3 Rb6 23. Nf3 Rab8 24. Qc1 Kg7 25. Kh2 Qf5 26. Nd2 Nb2 27. Nf3 a4 28. Rxa4 Nxa4 29. Rxa4 Rb2 30. Qe3 Qe4 31. Qxe4 dxe4 32. Ng5 Rxf2 33. Nxe4 Re2 34. Nf6 Rbb2 35. Kg3 Re3+ 36. Kf4 Rxc3 37. Ra8 Rxg2 38. Rg8+ Kh6 39. Rh8 Rf2+ 40. Ke4 Rxf6 41. exf6 Kg5 42. Rxh7 Kxf6 43. Rh8 Kg5 44. h4+ Kg4 45. d5 Rc4+ 46. Ke5 f5 47. h5 Re4+ 48. Kf6 gxh5 49. Rc8 f4 50. Rxc7 f3 51. Rg7+ Kf4 52. Rh7 f2 53. Rxh5 Kg3 54. Rg5+ Rg4 0-1

 

Images Below Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto.

 

 

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