GCT LONDON CHESS CLASSIC / Rd 5

GM  Fabiano Caruana (USA) wins back to back and leads the pack  after 5 rounds…

TOP 3 

1 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2799 3.5
2 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2729 2.5
3 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2837 2.5

 

 Rd5 Caruana  (2799) – Anand (2782)  1-0
9th London Classic 2017  London ENG  2017-12-06

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Nc3 O-O 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. h3 Nd7 8. Be3 Bd6 9. Ne2 Re8 10. g4 Nc5 11. Ng3 Ne6 12. Nf5 c5 13. h4 a5 14. h5 Ra6 15. Qd2 Nd4 16. Rh3 Bf8 17. O-O-O Be6 18. Kb1 f6 19. c3 Nxf3 20. Rxf3 c4 21. Qc2 cxd3 22. Rxd3 Qc8 23. g5 fxg5 24. Bxg5 Bf7 25. h6 gxh6 26. Bc1 Qe6 27. b3 a4 28. c4 axb3 29. axb3 Qc6 30. Rg3+ Kh8 31. Rd1 b5 32. c5 b4 33. Bb2 Bg6 34. Rd5 Qb5 35. Rg1 c6 36. Rxe5 Rxe5 37. Bxe5+ Kg8 38. Bd4 Kf7 39. Nh4

 

Aronian,L (2805) – Vachier Lagrave,M (2789) 
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (5) , 2017-12-06
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. f3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nb6 6. Nc3 Bg7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 e5 9. d5 c6 10. Rd1 cxd5 11. exd5 N8d7 12. Nh3 e4 13. fxe4 Ne5 14. Nf2 f5 15. Bc5 Rf7 16. Be2 f4 17. Bf3 Nbc4 18. Qe2 b6 19. Bd4 Ne3 20. Bxe3 fxe3 21. Qxe3 Qf8 22. Be2 Bh6 23. Qd4 Bg7 24. Qe3 Bh6 25. Qd4 Bg7  ½ – ½

Carlsen,M (2837) – So,W (2788)
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG (5), 2017-12-06
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bg5 Nd4 6. Nxd4 Bxd4 7. c3 Bb6 8. Nd2 c6 9. Ba4 h6 10. Bh4 d6 11. Nc4 Bc7 12. Ne3 Bb6 13. Bb3 g5 14. Bg3 Bxe3 15. fxe3 Bg4 16. Qd2 Nh5 17. O-O O-O 18. Be1 Qe7 19. h3 Be6 20. Qe2 Bxb3 21. Qxh5 Bc2 22. Qe2 Ba4 23. b3 Bb5 24. a4 Ba6 25. b4 b6 26. c4 Bb7 27. a5 f6 28. d4 Qh7 29. c5 bxc5 30. bxc5 Qxe4 31. cxd6 exd4 32. Qc4+ Kg7 33. a6 Bc8 34. Qxd4 Qxd4 35. exd4 Rb8 36. Bf2 Rf7 37. d5 cxd5 38. Rfc1 d4 39. Bxd4 Bf5 40. Rc7 Rd8 41. Bc5 Rdd7 42. Rxd7 Rxd7 43. Kf2 Be4 44. g4 f5 45. Ke3 Kf6 46. Ra5 Bc2 47. Rb5 Ke6 48. Rb2 f4+ 49. Kd4 Bd1 50. Rb8 f3 51. Ke3 Kd5 52. Ba3 Be2 53. Rh8 Kc4 54. Rxh6 Kb3 55. Bc5 Kc4 56. Bd4 Kd5 57. Rg6 Rxd6 58. Rxg5+ Ke6 59. Bxa7 Rxa6 60. Bc5 Ra2 61. Kf4 f2 62. Re5+ Kf7 63. Rf5+ Kg8 64. Bxf2 Bf1 65. Kg3 Ra3+ 66. Rf3 Rxf3+ 67. Kxf3 Bxh3 68. Kf4 Bxg4  ½ – ½

 

Rd4 Karjakin (2760) – Caruana (2799) 
9th London Classic 2017 London ENG , 2017-12-05

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3 a6 7. Qf3 Ne5 8. Qg3 b5 9. O-O-O Nf6 10. f4 Neg4 11. Bg1 h5 12. e5 b4 13. Na4 Nd5 14. Nb3 Bb7 15. Nac5 Bc6 16. Ne4 f5 17. h3 h4 18. Qe1 fxe4 19. hxg4 Nxf4 20. Rxh4 Rxh4 21. Qxh4 Qxe5 22. Bd4 Ng6 23. Qh3 Qg5+ 24. Kb1 Bd5 25. Bg1 Be7 26. g3 Ne5 27. Be2 Nf3 28. Bxf3 exf3 29. Bd4 Kf7 30. Nc1 d6 31. Nd3 e5 32. Bf2 Be6 33. Nxb4 e4 34. Qh1 Rc8 35. Nxa6 Qa5 36. Qh5+ Qxh5 37. gxh5 Bg5 38. Re1 Bc4 39. Nb4 Re8 40. Re3 Bxe3 41. Bxe3 Re5 42. g4 Rg5 43.  0 -1

 

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