Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Carlsen Lost to Caruana | Vugar Gashimov Rd 4 Shamkir, Azerbaijan



Vugar Gashimov | Rd 4

Carlsen Magnus lost to Caruana Fabiano in round 4 match of Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2014 Chess Tournament in Shamkir, Azerbaijan.


[Event "Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2014"]
[Site "Shamkir, Azerbaijan]
[Date "2014.04.23"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Caruana, Fabiano"]
[Black "Carlsen, Magnus"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C67"]
[WhiteElo "2783"]
[BlackElo "2881"]
[PlyCount "60"]
[EventDate "2014.04.20"]


1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9 .h3 h6 10. Rd1+ Ke8 11. Nc3 Bd7 12. Bf4 Rd8 13. Ne4 Be7 14. g4 Nh4 15. Nxh4 Bxh4 16. Kg2 Be6 17. f3 b6 18. b3 c5 19. c4 Rd7 20. Bg3 Be7 21. Rxd7 Bxd7 22. Nc3 Kd8 23. Nd5 Re8 24. Rd1 Kc8 25. Nxc7 Rd8 26. Nd5 Re8 27. Be1 Bd8 28. Bc3 g6 29. Kg3 b5 30. cxb5 Bxb5 31. Ne3 Re6 32. f4 Ra6 33. Rd2 h5 34. gxh5 gxh5 35. Nf5 Rg6+ 36. Kh2 Bc6 37. Nd6+ Kb8 38. f5 Rg8 39. f6 Bb6 40. Nc4 Re8 41. Nd6 Rg8 42. Nxf7 c4 43. h4 Rg4 44. e6 Be3 45. Be5+ Ka8 46. Rd8+ Kb7 47. Bg3 c3 48. Rb8+ Ka6 49. Rc8 Bd5 50. Rxc3 Bd4 51. Rd3 Re4 52. Rd2 Rxe6 53. Ng5 1-0.

Results
GM Karjakin, Sergey vs GM Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar [1/2-1/2]
GM Caruana, Fabiano vs GM Carlsen, Magnus [1-0]
GM Radjabov, Teimour vs GM Nakamura, Hikaru [1/2-1/2]

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Vugar Gashimov Memorial | Shamkir 2014 Chess


Vugar Gashimov Memorial

The Vugar Gashimov Memorial Chess Tournament which took place on 20th April in Shamkir, Azerbaijan, in memory of GM Vugar Gashimov who died in the early hours of 11 January, 2014 at the age of 27 is expected to end on 30th of April, 2014. The tournament was divided into two groups:

Group A featured six participants: Magnus Carlsen (2881), Fabiano Caruana (2783), Sergey Karjakin (2772), Hikaru Nakamura (2772), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (2760) and Teimour Radjabov (2713), while the Group B featured ten players: Étienne Bacrot, Wang Hao, Alexander Motylev, Pavel Eljanov, Radosław Wojtaszek, Abasov Nijat, Durarbeyli Vasif, Rauf Mamedov, Guseinov Gadir and Eltaj Safarli who are top five seeds from various countries (last five are from Azerbaijan).
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Monday, 31 March 2014

Candidates Tournament Round 14





[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.30"]
[Round "14.1"]
[White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"]
[Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E32"]
[WhiteElo "2757"]
[BlackElo "2787"]
[PlyCount "60"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 d5 7. Nf3 dxc4 8.
Qxc4 b6 9. Bg5 Ba6 10. Qa4 Qd7 11. Qxd7 Nbxd7 12. Bxf6 Nxf6 13. e3 Bb7 14. Rc1
Rac8 15. Ne5 Rfd8 16. f3 c5 17. dxc5 Nd7 18. Nxd7 Rxd7 19. e4 Kf8 20. b4 bxc5
21. Bb5 Rdc7 22. Kd2 cxb4 23. axb4 Rxc1 24. Rxc1 Rxc1 25. Kxc1 e5 26. Kd2 Ke7
27. Kd3 Kd6 28. Bc4 f6 29. g4 g5 30. Kc3 Bc8 1/2-1/2

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.30"]
[Round "14.2"]
[White "Topalov, Veselin"]
[Black "Andreikin, Dmitry"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C65"]
[WhiteElo "2785"]
[BlackElo "2709"]
[PlyCount "138"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O Nd4 6. Nxd4 Bxd4 7. c3 Bb6 8.
Na3 c6 9. Ba4 O-O 10. Bg5 h6 11. Bh4 d5 12. exd5 cxd5 13. Bb3 g5 14. Bg3 Re8
15. Re1 Bc7 16. Nc2 Bg4 17. Qd2 d4 18. h3 Bf5 19. Ba4 Bd7 20. Bxd7 dxc3 21.
Qxc3 Nxd7 22. d4 Rc8 23. Qb3 Ba5 24. Re2 exd4 25. Rxe8+ Qxe8 26. Nxd4 Nc5 27.
Qf3 Qe4 28. Nf5 Qxf3 29. gxf3 Rd8 30. Nxh6+ Kg7 31. Nf5+ Kg6 32. Nd6 Bb6 33.
Nc4 Ne6 34. Re1 Bd4 35. b3 Rd5 36. Kf1 Bc5 37. Re2 a6 38. Rd2 Rxd2 39. Nxd2 f5
40. Bb8 f4 41. Ne4 Be7 42. Ba7 Kh5 43. Bb6 Kh4 44. Kg2 Bd8 45. Bc5 Kh5 46. Bd6
Kh4 47. Bb4 Kh5 48. Ba3 Kg6 49. Kf1 Kh5 50. Bb4 Kg6 51. Nd2 Kh5 52. Nc4 Bc7 53.
Be7 Kh4 54. Kg2 Bd8 55. Bb4 Bc7 56. Nd2 Kh5 57. Ne4 Bd8 58. Kf1 Kg6 59. Bd6 Kh5
60. Ba3 Kg6 61. Bb2 Be7 62. a4 Kh5 63. Be5 Kh4 64. Kg2 Nc5 65. Nxc5 Bxc5 66.
Bf6 Bd6 67. Kf1 Kxh3 68. Bxg5 Kh2 69. Ke2 Kg2 1/2-1/2




[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.30"]
[Round "14.3"]
[White "Aronian, Levon"]
[Black "Karjakin, Sergey"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B23"]
[WhiteElo "2830"]
[BlackElo "2766"]
[PlyCount "188"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Bc4 a6 4. a3 e6 5. d3 Nf6 6. Ba2 Nc6 7. Nf3 Be7 8. O-O
O-O 9. Re1 b5 10. Ne2 Bb7 11. Ng3 d5 12. e5 Nd7 13. c3 d4 14. cxd4 cxd4 15. Bf4
Nc5 16. Rc1 b4 17. Bg5 b3 18. Bb1 h6 19. Bxe7 Qxe7 20. Ne4 Nxe4 21. dxe4 Rab8
22. Qxb3 Ba8 23. Qc2 Rb6 24. Rcd1 Rfb8 25. Re2 Qb7 26. Rdd2 Rb3 27. Qd1 Qc7 28.
Qc1 Rxf3 29. gxf3 Qxe5 30. Rd3 Qh5 31. Qf4 Ne5 32. Rc2 Rb5 33. h4 Bb7 34. Rcd2
Rb6 35. Kf1 Nxd3 36. Bxd3 e5 37. Qg3 Rf6 38. Be2 Rf4 39. Rxd4 Rxh4 40. Rd8+ Kh7
41. Kg2 Rf4 42. Rd1 g5 43. Qh3 Qg6 44. Kf1 Rh4 45. Qg3 Qe6 46. Kg2 Rf4 47. Rc1
Qd6 48. Rd1 Qf6 49. Rc1 a5 50. b4 axb4 51. axb4 Qd6 52. Rh1 Kg7 53. b5 Bc8 54.
Qh2 Qg6 55. Qh5 Qf6 56. Qh2 Kh7 57. Qg3 Bb7 58. Rc1 Qd6 59. Rd1 Qf6 60. Rc1 Qd6
61. Rh1 Kg7 62. Qh3 Rh4 63. Qg3 Rf4 64. Qh3 Rf6 65. Rd1 Qc5 66. Qg3 Rf4 67. Rh1
Qc2 68. Qh2 Rf6 69. Re1 Qd2 70. Kf1 Rf4 71. Rd1 Qc3 72. Kg2 Qb2 73. Rh1 Rh4 74.
Qg3 Rxh1 75. Kxh1 Qxe2 76. Qxe5+ Kh7 77. Kg2 Qc4 78. Qe7 Bc8 79. b6 Ba6 80. Kh2
Qb3 81. Qa7 Bf1 82. Kg1 Bh3 83. f4 gxf4 84. Qc7 Qd1+ 85. Kh2 Qh5 86. Qxf4 Bc8+
87. Kg2 Qg5+ 88. Kf3 Qxf4+ 89. Kxf4 Kg6 90. Ke5 h5 91. Kd6 h4 92. Kc7 Ba6 93.
Kb8 h3 94. Ka7 h2 0-1

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.30"]
[Round "14.4"]
[White "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Black "Svidler, Peter"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C89"]
[WhiteElo "2770"]
[BlackElo "2758"]
[PlyCount "67"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

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. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Rxe5 c6 12. d3 Bd6 13. Re1 Bf5 14. Qf3 Qf6
15. Nd2 Qg6 16. Bd1 Bxd3 17. Ne4 Bxe4 18. Qxe4 Qxe4 19. Rxe4 Rae8 20. Rxe8 Rxe8
21. Kf1 Bf4 22. Bf3 Bxc1 23. Rxc1 Kf8 24. a3 Rd8 25. c4 Nf4 26. Bxc6 Nd3 27.
Rc2 bxc4 28. Rxc4 Nxb2 29. Rc2 Rc8 30. Ke2 Ke7 31. Be4 Rxc2+ 32. Bxc2 Nc4 33.
Bd3 Nxa3 34. Bxa6 1/2-1/2
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Saturday, 29 March 2014

Candidates 2014 Round 13 | Anand Takes On Carlsen Again





Anand Takes On Carlsen Again

The crucial game of today was between Karjakin and Viswanathan Anand, the game ended in a draw after 91 moves. The five-time world champion Anand finally had his chance to play Magnus Carlsen in the world championship title later this year in November. The oldest player in the tournament Anand now leads with 8.0 points without a single loss in the tournament. Pre-tournament favourite, Levon Aronian lost against Dmitry Andreikin in round 13 game of Fide World Candidates Tournament 2014 today in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. Vladimir Kramnik also outplayed his ark rival Veselin Topalov to move up on the cross table. Kramnik Vladimir Andreikin Dmitry, Mamedyarov Shakhriyar, Aronian Levon, Karjakin Sergey are all on 6.5 points. Svidler Peter with 6 points and is back at bottom of the cross table.

Results
Peter Svidler vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov [1/2-1/2]
Dmitry Andreikin vs. Levon Aronian [1-0]
Vladimir Kramnik vs. Veselin Topalov [1-0]
Sergey Karjakin vs. Viswanathan Anand [1/2-1/2]





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Thursday, 27 March 2014

Candidates Tournament Round 12 | Anand Maintains Lead



Candidates Tournament | Round 12


Viswanathan Anand played draw with Dmitry Andreikin in the twelfth round of the Fide World Candidates Tournament 2014 at Khanty-Mansisyk, Russia. With two games to go, Anand still maintains the lead with 7.5 points on the ranking lists. Aronian Levon also drew level with Vladimir Kramnik while playing white. Aronian still remains in second place with 6.5 points. Mamedyarov also drew with Karjakin, both with 6 points each on the cross table. Topalov Vaselin of Bulgaria was the only winner of today's game with victory over Svidler Peter of Russian after a superb move. Kramnik now stays at the bottom of the table with 5.5 point after a draw with Aronian.


[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]

[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]

[Date "2014.03.27"]

[Round "12.1"]

[White "Topalov, Veselin"]

[Black "Svidler, Peter"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "B49"]

[WhiteElo "2785"]

[BlackElo "2758"]

[PlyCount "69"]

[EventDate "2014.03.13"]

[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3 a6 7. Be2 b5 8.

Nxc6 dxc6 9. a4 b4 10. Nb1 Nf6 11. Nd2 c5 12. f3 Bb7 13. Nc4 Nd7 14. Qc1 Be7

15. O-O O-O 16. Bf4 e5 17. Bg3 h6 18. c3 a5 19. Qc2 Ba6 20. Rfd1 Rfd8 21. b3

Bg5 22. Bf2 Nf8 23. cxb4 cxb4 24. Bb6 Rxd1+ 25. Rxd1 Qb8 26. Bf2 Qc7 27. Rd5

Rc8 28. h4 Be7 29. Qd2 Rd8 30. Bb6 Rxd5 31. Qxd5 Qb8 32. Qxa5 Bxc4 33. Bxc4 Qd6

34. Bf2 Qd1+ 35. Kh2 1-0

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]

[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]

[Date "2014.03.27"]

[Round "12.2"]

[White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"]

[Black "Karjakin, Sergey"]

[Result "1/2-1/2"]

[ECO "E20"]

[WhiteElo "2757"]

[BlackElo "2766"]

[PlyCount "119"]

[EventDate "2014.03.13"]

[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. f3 c5 5. d5 b5 6. e4 O-O 7. e5 Ne8 8. f4 exd5

9. cxd5 d6 10. Nf3 c4 11. a4 Nd7 12. Be2 Qb6 13. axb5 Nc7 14. Qd4 Bb7 15. Bd2

Bxc3 16. bxc3 dxe5 17. fxe5 Bxd5 18. Be3 Qxb5 19. O-O Ne6 20. Qh4 Ndc5 21. Rab1

Nb3 22. Bd1 Qa5 23. Bc2 g6 24. Ng5 Nxg5 25. Bxg5 Qxc3 26. Rf2 Nd4 27. Bh6 Nc6

28. Rd1 Qxe5 29. Rf5 Qe7 30. Bg5 f6 31. Rfxd5 fxg5 32. Qxc4 Qe6 33. Bb3 Kh8 34.

Qc5 Rae8 35. h4 Qe3+ 36. Qxe3 Rxe3 37. Ba4 Ne7 38. Rxg5 Nf5 39. h5 Kg7 40. hxg6

hxg6 41. Bc2 Kh6 42. Rg4 Re5 43. Bxf5 Rexf5 44. Ra4 a5 45. Rd6 Rg5 46. Ra6 Rff5

47. Rh4+ Kg7 48. Ra7+ Rf7 49. Ra6 Rb7 50. Ra4 Rbb5 51. Ra3 Rb1+ 52. Kh2 Rh5+

53. Kg3 Rbb5 54. Kf2 Kh6 55. Kg1 Rb1+ 56. Kf2 Rb2+ 57. Kg1 Rg5 58. Rh3+ Kg7 59.

Ra7+ Kf6 60. Ra6+ 1/2-1/2


[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]

[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]

[Date "2014.03.27"]

[Round "12.3"]

[White "Aronian, Levon"]

[Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"]

[Result "1/2-1/2"]

[ECO "D36"]

[WhiteElo "2830"]

[BlackElo "2787"]

[PlyCount "62"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 c6 6. Qc2 Be7 7. e3 Nbd7 8. h3

Nh5 9. Bxe7 Qxe7 10. Nf3 Nb6 11. O-O-O Nf6 12. Bd3 Be6 13. Kb1 O-O-O 14. Ka1

Kb8 15. Rc1 Ne8 16. Na4 Nd6 17. Nc5 g6 18. h4 Bc8 19. h5 g5 20. Bxh7 g4 21. Nh4

Qf6 22. g3 Nbc4 23. Bd3 Rxh5 24. Rhe1 Re8 25. Re2 Reh8 26. Qb3 Qd8 27. e4 b6

28. Na4 Ba6 29. Nc5 Bc8 30. Na4 Ba6 31. Nc5 Bc8 1/2-1/2


[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]

[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]

[Date "2014.03.27"]

[Round "12.4"]

[White "Anand, Viswanathan"]

[Black "Andreikin, Dmitry"]

[Result "1/2-1/2"]

[ECO "B18"]

[WhiteElo "2770"]

[BlackElo "2709"]

[PlyCount "81"]

[EventDate "2014.03.13"]

[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3 e6 8. Ne5

Bh7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 Nd7 11. f4 Bb4+ 12. c3 Be7 13. Bd2 Ngf6 14. O-O-O O-O

15. Qf3 Qc7 16. c4 a5 17. Kb1 Rad8 18. Bc1 a4 19. Rhe1 a3 20. b3 Bb4 21. Re3 c5

22. d5 exd5 23. cxd5 Nb6 24. Red3 Qc8 25. d6 Rfe8 26. Nh5 Re6 27. Nxf6+ Rxf6

28. d7 Qc7 29. Qg4 c4 30. Rg3 g6 31. h5 cxb3 32. Rxb3 Na4 33. hxg6 fxg6 34.

Rxb4 Nc3+ 35. Kc2 b5 36. Kb3 Na4 37. Qf3 Nc5+ 38. Kc2 Na4+ 39. Kb3 Nc5+ 40. Kc2

Na4+ 41. Kb3 1/2-1/2






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Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Candidates Tournament | Round 11



Candidates Tournament | Round 11

The four matches played today were all draws, perhaps this is the first time since the inception of the candidates tournament. Anand leads with 3 games to go, he needs to score 1.5/ 3 in his last 3 rounds to qualify for a second world title match with the World number one, Magnus Carlsen.

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.26"]
[Round "11.1"]
[White "Svidler, Peter"]
[Black "Aronian, Levon"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A07"]
[WhiteElo "2758"]
[BlackElo "2830"]
[PlyCount "65"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Bg4 3. Bg2 e6 4. c4 c6 5. cxd5 Bxf3 6. Bxf3 cxd5 7. O-O Nf6 8.
Nc3 Nc6 9. d4 Be7 10. e3 O-O 11. Bd2 Qd7 12. Rc1 Rfc8 13. Bg2 Ne8 14. Qe2 Nd6
15. Rfd1 Bd8 16. Be1 Ne7 17. b3 Rc6 18. Na4 Rac8 19. Nc5 Qe8 20. Qb2 R6c7 21.
a4 Nc6 22. b4 Nb8 23. b5 Be7 24. Qb1 Nd7 25. Nd3 Rxc1 26. Rxc1 Rxc1 27. Qxc1
Nb6 28. Qd1 Qc8 29. Bf1 Bf8 30. Ne5 Nbc4 31. Nxc4 Nxc4 32. Qc2 Nb6 33. Qxc8
1/2-1/2

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.26"]
[Round "11.2"]
[White "Topalov, Veselin"]
[Black "Karjakin, Sergey"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A15"]
[WhiteElo "2785"]
[BlackElo "2766"]
[PlyCount "114"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 b6 3. g3 c5 4. Bg2 Bb7 5. O-O g6 6. d4 cxd4 7. Qxd4 Bg7 8. Nc3
d6 9. Rd1 Nbd7 10. Be3 Rc8 11. Rac1 a6 12. b3 O-O 13. Qh4 Rc7 14. g4 Rc8 15. g5
Nh5 16. Ne4 Rc7 17. Ng3 Nxg3 18. hxg3 Qa8 19. Ne1 Nc5 20. Qh1 Rfc8 21. Bxb7
Qxb7 22. Qxb7 Rxb7 23. Nd3 Nxd3 24. exd3 f6 25. gxf6 Bxf6 26. a4 h5 27. b4 Kf7
28. Kg2 Ke6 29. Kf3 Rf8 30. Ke2 Kf5 31. f3 g5 32. Rh1 Kg6 33. Rc2 e5 34. b5 Ra8
35. a5 bxa5 36. b6 Bd8 37. Rb1 Rab8 38. Ra2 Bxb6 39. Rab2 Bxe3 40. Rxb7 Rxb7
41. Rxb7 Bc5 42. Rb8 a4 43. Kd1 h4 44. Rg8+ Kf6 45. g4 Bf2 46. Rh8 Kg7 47. Rh5
Kg6 48. Kc2 Bd4 49. Kb1 a3 50. Ka2 Bb2 51. Kb3 Bc1 52. Ka2 Bb2 53. Kb3 a5 54.
Ka2 a4 55. Kb1 Bd4 56. Ka2 Bb2 57. Kb1 Bd4 1/2-1/2

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.26"]
[Round "11.3"]
[White "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Black "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E06"]
[WhiteElo "2787"]
[BlackElo "2770"]
[PlyCount "61"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Ne5 Nc6 8.
Bxc6 bxc6 9. Nxc6 Qe8 10. Nxe7+ Qxe7 11. Na3 c5 12. dxc5 Qxc5 13. Be3 Qh5 14.
f3 c3 15. bxc3 Qa5 16. Qc1 Ba6 17. c4 Rac8 18. Bxa7 Bxc4 19. Nxc4 Qxa7+ 20. Qe3
Qa6 21. Ne5 Rc2 22. Nd3 Nd5 23. Qf2 Rxa2 24. Rxa2 Qxa2 25. e4 Qa3 26. exd5 Qxd3
27. dxe6 fxe6 28. Qe1 Qd5 29. Qe3 h6 30. Re1 Rxf3 31. Qxe6+ 1/2-1/2

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.26"]
[Round "11.4"]
[White "Andreikin, Dmitry"]
[Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E04"]
[WhiteElo "2709"]
[BlackElo "2757"]
[PlyCount "91"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 c5 6. O-O Nc6 7. dxc5 Qxd1 8.
Rxd1 Bxc5 9. Nbd2 c3 10. bxc3 O-O 11. Nb3 Be7 12. c4 Bd7 13. Bb2 Rfd8 14. Nfd4
Rac8 15. Nb5 b6 16. Rac1 a5 17. a4 Be8 18. Rxd8 Rxd8 19. h3 Nb4 20. c5 bxc5 21.
Nxa5 Nfd5 22. Nb7 Rb8 23. Nxc5 Bxb5 24. axb5 Rxb5 25. Ne4 f6 26. Nc3 Rc5 27.
Nxd5 Rxc1+ 28. Bxc1 Nxd5 29. g4 g5 30. Be4 Nf4 31. Kf1 Nd5 32. e3 Kg7 33. Bc2
h6 34. Bb3 Kg6 35. Ke2 h5 36. Kd3 hxg4 37. hxg4 Nc7 38. Bb2 Bd6 39. Bc2 Kf7 40.
Ke4 Nd5 41. Bb3 Nc7 42. f4 gxf4 43. exf4 Kg6 44. Bxe6 Bxf4 45. Bf5+ Kg5 46.
Bxf6+ 1/2-1/2

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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Candidates Chess Tournament 2014 | Round 10





Candidates Tournament | Round 10

Peter Svidler beat Vladimir Kramnik in round 10 of the Fide World Candidates Tournament to stay fifth on the cross table. The only win for today match. With four matches to go, Anand is still leading on the cross table with 6.5 points, after a draw with Mamedyarov. Anand has not lost a single game since the inception of the tournament. Karjakin, Mamedyarov and Svidler are on 5 points each, while Kramnik and Andreikin are on 4.5 points and Topalov is still at the bottom of the table with 4 points. All the four Russians that played today drew their matches.

Rank SNo. Name                           Rating FED       Pts Res. victory SB
1         6 GM Anand Viswanathan         2770 IND     6½ 0 3 31,25
2         7 GM Aronian Levon                2830 ARM    5½ 0 3 26,75
3         2 GM Karjakin Sergey               2766 RUS     5 2 2 24,25
4         5 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar  2757 AZE      5   1½ 3 24,75
5         3 GM Svidler Peter                   2758 RUS     5 ½ 3 23,25
6         4 GM Kramnik Vladimir            2787 RUS     4½ 1 2 23,00
7         1 GM Andreikin Dmitry            2709 RUS     4½ 1 1 22,00
8         8 GM Topalov Veselin              2785 BUL     4 0 1 20,75

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.25"]
[Round "10.1"]
[White "Karjakin, Sergey"]
[Black "Andreikin, Dmitry"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B46"]
[WhiteElo "2766"]
[BlackElo "2709"]
[PlyCount "58"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. Qd3 Qc7 8.
Qg3 Qxg3 9. hxg3 d5 10. g4 Rb8 11. g5 f6 12. gxf6 Nxf6 13. e5 Nd7 14. f4 Nc5
15. Rh3 a5 16. b3 Ba6 17. Bxa6 Nxa6 18. Na4 Rb4 19. Bd2 Re4+ 20. Kf1 Bb4 21. c3
Ba3 22. Re1 Rxe1+ 23. Kxe1 O-O 24. Ke2 h6 25. Rg3 Kf7 26. Rh3 Kg6 27. Rg3+ Kf7
28. Rh3 Kg6 29. Rg3+ Kf7 1/2-1/2

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.25"]
[Round "10.2"]
[White "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B90"]
[WhiteElo "2770"]
[BlackElo "2757"]
[PlyCount "60"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e6 7. g4 h6 8. Bg2
Be7 9. Be3 Nc6 10. f4 Nd7 11. Qd2 Nxd4 12. Bxd4 e5 13. fxe5 Bh4+ 14. Bf2 Nxe5
15. O-O-O Bxf2 16. Qxf2 Be6 17. Qd4 Qg5+ 18. Kb1 O-O-O 19. Bf1 Nc6 20. Qf2 Qc5
21. Qg3 Qe5 22. Qf2 Qc5 23. Qg3 Kb8 24. Be2 Ne5 25. Nd5 Rc8 26. c3 f6 27. Rd4
Rhe8 28. Rhd1 Rcd8 29. Bd3 Nc6 30. Rc4 Qa7 1/2-1/2

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.25"]
[Round "10.3"]
[White "Aronian, Levon"]
[Black "Topalov, Veselin"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D15"]
[WhiteElo "2830"]
[BlackElo "2785"]
[PlyCount "90"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. e3 Bf5 6. Bd3 Bxd3 7. Qxd3 e6 8. O-O
Bb4 9. Bd2 O-O 10. Rfd1 a5 11. a3 Be7 12. e4 dxe4 13. Nxe4 Nxe4 14. Qxe4 Nd7
15. Bf4 Re8 16. Qc2 Qb6 17. Rd3 c5 18. d5 Bf6 19. Rad1 exd5 20. Rxd5 Nf8 21.
R1d2 Ne6 22. Rd6 Qc7 23. Bg3 Nd4 24. Qd1 Qe7 25. h3 Rad8 26. Rxd8 Rxd8 27. Nxd4
cxd4 28. a4 h5 29. b3 h4 30. Bf4 g5 31. Re2 Qc5 32. Bd2 Qf5 33. Re1 b6 34. Qf3
Qxf3 35. gxf3 Kg7 36. Kf1 Kg6 37. Re4 Kf5 38. Ke2 d3+ 39. Kd1 Bd4 40. Rg4 f6
41. f4 gxf4 42. Rxf4+ Ke5 43. f3 Bf2 44. Rg4 Kf5 45. Rf4+ Ke5 1/2-1/2

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.25"]
[Round "10.4"]
[White "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Black "Svidler, Peter"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A80"]
[WhiteElo "2787"]
[BlackElo "2758"]
[PlyCount "78"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. d4 f5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 b6 4. d5 Bb7 5. Bc4 c6 6. Nc3 cxd5 7. Nxd5 e6 8.
Nxf6+ Qxf6 9. O-O Bc5 10. Bd2 Nc6 11. Bc3 Qe7 12. a3 a5 13. Qe2 O-O 14. Rad1 d5
15. Bb5 Na7 16. a4 Bd6 17. Ba6 Nc6 18. Bxb7 Qxb7 19. b3 Qa6 20. Qd2 Rac8 21.
Ng5 Rce8 22. Bb2 h6 23. Nf3 Bb4 24. c3 Be7 25. c4 dxc4 26. Rc1 b5 27. axb5 Qxb5
28. Rxc4 Nb4 29. Ne5 Nd5 30. Qc2 Bd6 31. Nc6 Nb6 32. Rd4 Bxh2+ 33. Kxh2 Qxf1
34. Qc3 Rf6 35. Ne5 Qxf2 36. Rf4 Qe2 37. Qd4 Nd5 38. Rf3 Rc8 39. Rg3 f4 0-1
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Monday, 24 March 2014

Candidates Chess Tournament 2014 | Round 9




Candidates Tournament | Round 9

The five times winner of the World Chess Championship, Viswanathan Anand defeated Veselin Topalov to top the cross table with 6.0 points. He is leading with a full point and this maybe his chance to a rematch against the current World Champion, Magnus Carlsen for the World Chess Championship title. Mamedyarov supprises Aronian with a win and Karjakin beat Kramnik to stay fourth on the cross table, while Topalov is at the bottom of the table with 3.5 point.

[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.23"]
[Round "9.1"]
[White "Andreikin, Dmitry"]
[Black "Svidler, Peter"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B90"]
[WhiteElo "2709"]
[BlackElo "2758"]
[PlyCount "60"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. g4
d5 9. g5 Nxe4 10. Nxe4 dxe4 11. Qxd8+ Kxd8 12. Bg2 Nc6 13. Bxe4 Kc7 14. Bd2 h6
15. h4 hxg5 16. hxg5 Rxh1+ 17. Bxh1 Be7 18. O-O-O Rh8 19. Be3 Rh4 20. Bg2 b6
21. a3 a5 22. Re1 g6 23. Nd2 Nd4 24. Nf3 Rg4 25. Bh1 Bd6 26. Bd2 Nc6 27. Be3
Nd4 28. Bd2 Nc6 29. Be3 Bf5 30. Rg1 Rxg1+ 1/2-1/2

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.23"]
[Round "9.2"]
[White "Karjakin, Sergey"]
[Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D02"]
[WhiteElo "2766"]
[BlackElo "2787"]
[PlyCount "127"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Bf4 c6 4. e3 Bg4 5. c4 Nbd7 6. Nc3 e6 7. Qb3 dxc4 8.
Qxb7 Bxf3 9. gxf3 Nd5 10. Bg3 N5b6 11. Qxc6 Bb4 12. Qb5 Qe7 13. a3 Bxc3+ 14.
bxc3 O-O 15. Bxc4 Nxc4 16. Qxc4 Rac8 17. Qd3 Nb6 18. O-O Rc4 19. Rfb1 Rfc8 20.
Rb3 h5 21. e4 Qg5 22. h4 Qa5 23. Rc1 Qa4 24. Qb1 Nd7 25. Kg2 Nf8 26. Qb2 Qe8
27. Rb7 a6 28. Qb6 Ng6 29. Qxa6 Qd8 30. Qb5 e5 31. Rh1 Rxc3 32. dxe5 Nf8 33.
Qd5 Qe8 34. Ra1 Ne6 35. Qd7 Qf8 36. Qe7 Qxe7 37. Rxe7 Nd4 38. a4 Nxf3 39. e6
fxe6 40. Rxe6 Nd4 41. Re5 Ne2 42. Rxh5 Nxg3 43. fxg3 Re3 44. a5 Rxe4 45. a6 Re7
46. Rb5 Kh7 47. Kh3 Ra8 48. Rb6 Raa7 49. Ra5 Re3 50. h5 Rd3 51. Kh4 Rd4+ 52. g4
Re4 53. Kg5 Rf7 54. Rg6 Ra7 55. Kh4 Rb4 56. Rc6 Re4 57. Rb6 Re1 58. Ra4 Re3 59.
g5 Ree7 60. Rb8 g6 61. Rb6 gxh5 62. Rab4 Re1 63. Rb7+ Kg6 64. R4b6+ 1-0

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.23"]
[Round "9.3"]
[White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"]
[Black "Aronian, Levon"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E20"]
[WhiteElo "2757"]
[BlackElo "2830"]
[PlyCount "87"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. f3 O-O 5. e4 d5 6. e5 Nfd7 7. cxd5 exd5 8. a3
Bxc3+ 9. bxc3 f6 10. exf6 Qe8+ 11. Qe2 Qf7 12. fxg7 Re8 13. Be3 Nc6 14. Qd2 Na5
15. Rb1 Nb6 16. Rb4 Nac4 17. Bxc4 dxc4 18. Rb5 Bf5 19. Kf2 Nd5 20. Rxd5 Qxd5
21. Ne2 a5 22. h4 b5 23. h5 b4 24. cxb4 axb4 25. axb4 Qb5 26. Re1 Bd3 27. Nf4
Ra3 28. d5 Bb1 29. Kg3 c3 30. Qc1 Rb3 31. Bc5 Rxe1 32. Qxe1 Qd7 33. h6 Qf7 34.
Nh5 Bg6 35. Qe8+ Qxe8 36. Nf6+ Kf7 37. Nxe8 Ra3 38. Nf6 Ra8 39. g8=Q+ Rxg8 40.
Nxg8 Kxg8 41. Kf4 Bd3 42. Ke5 Kf7 43. Be3 Bf1 44. g4 1-0

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.23"]
[Round "9.4"]
[White "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Black "Topalov, Veselin"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B90"]
[WhiteElo "2770"]
[BlackElo "2785"]
[PlyCount "113"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e6 7. g4 Nfd7 8. Bg2
Be7 9. Be3 Nc6 10. h4 Nde5 11. g5 Bd7 12. Nxc6 Bxc6 13. b3 f5 14. f4 Ng4 15.
Qe2 Nxe3 16. Qxe3 fxe4 17. O-O-O d5 18. Nxe4 Ba3+ 19. Kb1 Qe7 20. Nf2 Bc5 21.
Qg3 Bxf2 22. Qxf2 O-O 23. Qd4 Rf5 24. Rde1 Raf8 25. Rhf1 Qd6 26. Re5 Rxe5 27.
fxe5 Rxf1+ 28. Bxf1 Qe7 29. a4 Be8 30. Kb2 Bg6 31. Bh3 h6 32. gxh6 gxh6 33. Qg4
Kf7 34. h5 Be4 35. a5 Bh7 36. c3 Be4 37. c4 Bf5 38. Qf4 dxc4 39. Bxf5 exf5 40.
Qxf5+ Ke8 41. Qc8+ Kf7 42. Qxc4+ Kg7 43. Qd5 Kf8 44. Kc3 Ke8 45. b4 Qc7+ 46.
Kd4 Qe7 47. Qg8+ Kd7 48. Kd5 Kc7 49. Qg6 Qh4 50. Qd6+ Kc8 51. Kc5 Qf2+ 52. Qd4
Qf7 53. Qc4 Qg7 54. Kb6+ Kb8 55. Qc5 Qf7 56. Qd6+ Kc8 57. e6 1-0

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Saturday, 22 March 2014

Candidates Chess Tournament 2014 | Round 8



Candidates Tournament | Round 8
Aronian and Anand still shared the same point in their round 8 match of Candidates Tournament.

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.22"]
[Round "8.1"]
[White "Topalov, Veselin"]
[Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B90"]
[WhiteElo "2785"]
[BlackElo "2757"]
[PlyCount "64"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 g6 7. g4 Bg7 8. Bg2
O-O 9. Be3 Nc6 10. Qd2 Bd7 11. O-O-O Rc8 12. f4 Na5 13. b3 Qc7 14. Nde2 b5 15.
Nd5 Nxd5 16. exd5 Rfe8 17. Rhf1 e6 18. Rf2 Nc4 19. bxc4 bxc4 20. Bd4 c3 21.
Qxc3 Qxc3 22. Nxc3 Bxd4 23. Rxd4 Rxc3 24. dxe6 Rxe6 25. Rfd2 Rg3 26. Rxd6 Rxd6
27. Rxd6 Bxg4 28. hxg4 Rxg2 29. g5 Rf2 30. Rd4 f6 31. a4 fxg5 32. fxg5 Rf5
1/2-1/2

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.22"]
[Round "8.2"]
[White "Aronian, Levon"]
[Black "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A11"]
[WhiteElo "2830"]
[BlackElo "2770"]
[PlyCount "37"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. c4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Qb3 d4 4. e3 c5 5. Qb5+ Nc6 6. Qxc5 e5 7. Qb5 a6 8. Qb3
Bc5 9. d3 Nf6 10. e4 O-O 11. Be2 Bb4+ 12. Nbd2 a5 13. O-O Nd7 14. Qd1 Bd6 15.
Ne1 Nc5 16. Nb3 Na6 17. Nd2 Nc5 18. Nb3 Na6 19. Nd2 1/2-1/2

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.22"]
[Round "8.3"]
[White "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Black "Andreikin, Dmitry"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D15"]
[WhiteElo "2787"]
[BlackElo "2709"]
[PlyCount "64"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. g3 b5 6. b3 Bf5 7. Bg2 Ne4 8. Nxe4
Bxe4 9. O-O Nd7 10. Ba3 g6 11. cxd5 cxd5 12. Qd2 Bg7 13. Rac1 O-O 14. Bh3 Bxf3
15. exf3 Re8 16. Rc6 e6 17. Rfc1 Qf6 18. Rc7 Nf8 19. Bc5 Qxf3 20. Rc3 Qh5 21.
g4 Qh4 22. Qf4 f6 23. Be7 Qg5 24. Qg3 Qd2 25. g5 Qxg5 26. Qxg5 fxg5 27. Bxg5
Bxd4 28. R3c6 a5 29. Bh6 b4 30. Kg2 a4 31. bxa4 Rxa4 32. Bxf8 Rxf8 1/2-1/2

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.22"]
[Round "8.4"]
[White "Svidler, Peter"]
[Black "Karjakin, Sergey"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A05"]
[WhiteElo "2758"]
[BlackElo "2766"]
[PlyCount "164"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Be7 5. d3 c5 6. e4 Nc6 7. Qe2 O-O 8. e5
Nd7 9. c4 d4 10. h4 Kh8 11. Bf4 f5 12. Ng5 Bxg5 13. hxg5 Qc7 14. g6 hxg6 15.
Nd2 Kg8 16. Nf3 Re8 17. Ng5 Nf8 18. g4 Nd8 19. Kh2 Bd7 20. gxf5 exf5 21. Bd5+
Nde6 22. Rg1 Bc6 23. Qf3 Rad8 24. Rae1 Qd7 25. Bxe6+ Nxe6 26. Qg3 Rc8 27. Nh3
Qf7 28. Qh4 Bf3 29. Bd2 Bg4 30. Rg3 Qe7 31. Qxe7 Rxe7 32. Ng5 Nxg5 33. Bxg5 Re6
34. f3 Bh5 35. b3 Kf7 36. Rh3 Rce8 37. Bf4 Ra6 38. Re2 Ke6 39. Kg3 Rb8 40. Bg5
f4+ 41. Bxf4 Rf8 42. Rf2 Rf5 43. Bc1 Rxe5 44. Rh1 Kf7 45. Bf4 Rf5 46. Bb8 Re6
47. Rh4 Re3 48. Rf4 a6 49. Bd6 Rxf4 50. Kxf4 Kf6 51. Bxc5 g5+ 52. Kg3 Rxd3 53.
Kg2 Be8 54. Kf1 Bh5 55. Ke2 Re3+ 56. Kd2 Ke5 57. Rg2 Kf4 58. Bxd4 Re7 59. Re2
Rd7 60. Kc3 Bxf3 61. Re8 Be4 62. Rf8+ Bf5 63. Rg8 g6 64. Rg7 Rxd4 65. Kxd4 b6
66. Kc3 Ke3 67. Rb7 g4 68. Rxb6 g3 69. Rd6 g2 70. Rd1 g5 71. b4 Kf2 72. a4 g1=Q
73. Rxg1 Kxg1 74. b5 axb5 75. axb5 g4 76. c5 g3 77. c6 g2 78. b6 Kf2 79. b7
g1=Q 80. b8=Q Qc1+ 81. Kd4 Qe3+ 82. Kc4 Be6+ 0-1
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Friday, 21 March 2014

Candidates Chess Tournament 2014 | Round 7




Candidates Tournament Round 7

Levon Aronian triumph over Sergey Karjakin in round 7 of FIDE World Candidates Tournament to hitch Viswanathan Anand with 4.5 points on the top of the cross table. Aronian played pretty well today to win a point after disappointing game against Andreikin in round 6.

However, in a game between Anand and Svidler, Anand outplayed his opponent initially but lost his momentum after a pawn decline and a queen sacrifice. Well, the tables are turned in favour of Svidler and all Anand could get was a draw. Vladimir Kramnik defeated Shakhriyar Mamedyarov to go third with 4 points, while Topalov, Andreikin and Mamedyarov are on 3 points each. Karjakin is at the bottom of the cross table with 2.5 points.


[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.21"]
[Round "7.1"]
[White "Svidler, Peter"]
[Black "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C65"]
[WhiteElo "2758"]
[BlackElo "2770"]
[PlyCount "76"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. Nbd2 Ne7 8. Re1
c6 9. Ba4 Bb6 10. d4 Ng6 11. h3 exd4 12. cxd4 d5 13. e5 Nh5 14. Nf1 Nhf4 15.
Bc2 f6 16. Ng3 fxe5 17. Bxg6 Nxg6 18. Bg5 Qc7 19. Nxe5 Nxe5 20. Rxe5 h6 21. Bh4
Qf7 22. Nh5 Be6 23. Re3 Bd8 24. Rf3 Qxf3 25. gxf3 Bxh4 26. Kg2 Rf7 27. Rc1 Raf8
28. Rc3 Bg5 29. Ng3 Re7 30. b4 a6 31. a4 Bd7 32. Qb3 Kh8 33. b5 cxb5 34. axb5
Bxb5 35. Qxd5 Rd7 36. Qe4 Bc6 37. Rxc6 bxc6 38. Qxc6 Rxd4 1/2-1/2

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.21"]
[Round "7.2"]
[White "Andreikin, Dmitry"]
[Black "Topalov, Veselin"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D30"]
[WhiteElo "2709"]
[BlackElo "2785"]
[PlyCount "53"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Bg5 h6 5. Bxf6 Qxf6 6. Nbd2 Be7 7. Qc2 O-O 8.
e3 c5 9. dxc5 Nd7 10. cxd5 exd5 11. Nb3 a5 12. a4 b6 13. c6 Bb4+ 14. Kd1 Nc5
15. Nbd4 Ne4 16. Bb5 g5 17. h3 h5 18. Kc1 Bc5 19. Kb1 Re8 20. Ka2 Ra7 21. Rad1
Kf8 22. Rhf1 Kg7 23. Ka1 Bf8 24. Ne2 Rd8 25. h4 g4 26. Nf4 Kg8 27. Nxd5 1-0

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.21"]
[Round "7.3"]
[White "Karjakin, Sergey"]
[Black "Aronian, Levon"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C65"]
[WhiteElo "2766"]
[BlackElo "2830"]
[PlyCount "106"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O Re8 7. Nbd2 a6 8.
Bxc6 dxc6 9. Nc4 Nd7 10. b4 Bd6 11. Qb3 Nf8 12. Bg5 Qd7 13. Be3 Ng6 14. Nfd2
Bf8 15. d4 Qe7 16. dxe5 Be6 17. Qc2 Bxc4 18. Nxc4 Nxe5 19. Nd2 a5 20. a3 axb4
21. axb4 Qe6 22. f3 Nc4 23. Bf4 c5 24. b5 Nd6 25. Rxa8 Rxa8 26. Rb1 b6 27. e5
Nc4 28. Qe4 Ra4 29. Rc1 h6 30. h4 Nb2 31. c4 Qd7 32. Rb1 Ra2 33. Be3 Na4 34.
Rb3 Rxd2 35. Bxd2 Qxd2 36. Rd3 Qc1+ 37. Kh2 Nb2 38. Rd8 Qxc4 39. Qa8 Qxh4+ 40.
Kg1 Qe1+ 41. Kh2 Qxe5+ 42. g3 Qe2+ 43. Kh3 Nd3 44. Rxf8+ Kh7 45. Re8 Nf2+ 46.
Kh4 Qxb5 47. g4 Qc4 48. Qc8 Qf4 49. Qf5+ Qxf5 50. gxf5 c4 51. Re7 c5 52. Rxf7
c3 53. f6 Kg6 0-1

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.21"]
[Round "7.4"]
[White "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D38"]
[WhiteElo "2787"]
[BlackElo "2757"]
[PlyCount "107"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 Nbd7 7. Qc2 c5 8.
e3 Qa5 9. Bd3 c4 10. Bf5 O-O 11. O-O Re8 12. Nd2 g6 13. Bxd7 Nxd7 14. h4 b5 15.
a4 Bxc3 16. bxc3 b4 17. cxb4 Qxb4 18. Nb1 Qd6 19. Nc3 Qc6 20. Rfb1 Ba6 21. Qd1
f6 22. Bf4 Rad8 23. Qf3 Nf8 24. Bh6 Kf7 25. Rb2 Ne6 26. Rab1 Ng7 27. g4 Kg8 28.
Qf4 Kf7 29. e4 Ne6 30. exd5 Nxf4 31. dxc6 g5 32. hxg5 fxg5 33. c7 Rd6 34. Bxg5
Nh3+ 35. Kg2 Nxg5 36. d5 Bc8 37. Rb8 Rf6 38. Ra8 Rf4 39. f3 Rxf3 40. d6 Bxg4
41. Rxe8 Kxe8 42. Rb8+ Kf7 43. Rd8 Bh3+ 44. Kh2 Rxc3 45. d7 Rc2+ 46. Kg3 Rg2+
47. Kh4 Be6 48. Rf8+ Kxf8 49. c8=Q+ Kg7 50. Qb7 Nf3+ 51. Qxf3 Rh2+ 52. Kg5 h6+
53. Kf4 Rh4+ 54. Ke5 1-0





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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Candidates Chess Tournament 2014 | Round 6





Candidates 2014 | Round 6

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Veselin Topalov won their respective games against Peter Svidler and Vladimir Kramnik. The games between Viswanathan Anand vs.Sergey and Karjakin vs. Levon Aronian-Dmitry Andreikin leads to draw.
Anand is still leading with 4 points, Aronian is second on the table with 3.5 points, while Kramnik, Svidler, Mamedyarov and Topalov are on 3 points each. Karjakin is on 2.5 points and Andreikin is on the bottom of the table with 2 points. All the Four Russians played black with two losses, two draws and without a single win. The happiest player for today is Anand as Aronian draws.

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.19"]
[Round "6.1"]
[White "Topalov, Veselin"]
[Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D37"]
[WhiteElo "2785"]
[BlackElo "2787"]
[PlyCount "81"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. c5 Nh5 8. Be5
c6 9. Bd3 g6 10. h4 f5 11. Bh2 b6 12. b4 f4 13. O-O a5 14. b5 bxc5 15. bxc6 Nb8
16. Bb5 Ba6 17. a4 Qc8 18. dxc5 Nxc6 19. Nxd5 exd5 20. Qxd5+ Kh8 21. Qxc6 Qxc6
22. Bxc6 Rac8 23. Bb5 Bxb5 24. axb5 Bxc5 25. Rxa5 fxe3 26. fxe3 Bxe3+ 27. Kh1
Rc2 28. Rb1 Rfc8 29. Raa1 Bb6 30. Be5+ Kg8 31. Ra6 Be3 32. b6 Rc1+ 33. Rxc1
Rxc1+ 34. Kh2 Rb1 35. g4 Bf4+ 36. Kg2 Bxe5 37. Nxe5 Nf4+ 38. Kf3 Ne6 39. b7
Rb3+ 40. Kf2 Rb2+ 41. Ke3 1-0

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.19"]
[Round "6.2"]
[White "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Black "Karjakin, Sergey"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C67"]
[WhiteElo "2770"]
[BlackElo "2766"]
[PlyCount "66"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5
8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. h3 Ke8 10. Nc3 h5 11. Bf4 Be7 12. Rad1 Be6 13. Ng5 Rh6 14.
Rfe1 Bb4 15. g4 hxg4 16. hxg4 Ne7 17. Nxe6 Rxe6 18. Kg2 Bxc3 19. bxc3 Rd8 20.
Rxd8+ Kxd8 21. Rh1 Nd5 22. Bg3 g5 23. c4 Nc3 24. Kf3 Rg6 25. a3 Na4 26. Ke4
Nc5+ 27. Kf5 Ne6 28. Rh8+ Kd7 29. c3 Ng7+ 30. Ke4 Ne6 31. f3 c5 32. Bf2 a6 33.
Be3 b6 1/2-1/2

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.19"]
[Round "6.3"]
[White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"]
[Black "Svidler, Peter"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A81"]
[WhiteElo "2757"]
[BlackElo "2758"]
[PlyCount "61"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. d4 f5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 d6 7. Nc3 Qe8 8. b4 e5
9. dxe5 dxe5 10. Ba3 e4 11. Nd4 Rf7 12. Qb3 Nc6 13. Nxc6 Qxc6 14. b5 Qe8 15. f3
Be6 16. Rad1 a6 17. bxa6 Rxa6 18. fxe4 fxe4 19. Nxe4 Nxe4 20. Bxe4 Rxf1+ 21.
Rxf1 b5 22. Qe3 bxc4 23. Bc5 Qc8 24. h4 h6 25. Bxg6 Bd5 26. h5 Qd7 27. Bd4 Re6
28. Bf7+ Qxf7 29. Rxf7 Rxe3 30. Rxg7+ Kf8 31. Rg5 1-0

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.19"]
[Round "6.4"]
[White "Aronian, Levon"]
[Black "Andreikin, Dmitry"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A11"]
[WhiteElo "2830"]
[BlackElo "2709"]
[PlyCount "96"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. c4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. g3 dxc4 4. Bg2 Nd7 5. O-O Ngf6 6. Qc2 Nb6 7. Na3 Be6 8.
Ne5 Qd4 9. Nxc6 bxc6 10. Bxc6+ Kd8 11. Nb5 Qc5 12. Bxa8 Qxb5 13. Bg2 Bd7 14. b3
e5 15. Rb1 cxb3 16. Rxb3 Qxe2 17. Ba3 Bxa3 18. Rxa3 Qc4 19. Qb1 Ke7 20. Rxa7
Qd4 21. Rb7 Na4 22. Rc1 Rd8 23. h3 Kf8 24. Qb3 e4 25. Rc4 Qd5 26. Qb4+ Kg8 27.
Rd4 Qc6 28. Rbxd7 Nxd7 29. Qxa4 Qxa4 30. Rxa4 Nf8 31. Rxe4 Rxd2 32. a4 Ra2 33.
Bf3 g6 34. Kg2 Ne6 35. Rc4 Kg7 36. Bd5 Kf6 37. Re4 Ra3 38. Bxe6 fxe6 39. Rf4+
Ke7 40. h4 h5 41. Re4 Kf7 42. Kf1 Ra2 43. Ke1 Kf6 44. Kd1 Ke7 45. f4 Ra3 46.
Kc2 Rxg3 47. Rd4 Re3 48. Kb2 e5 1/2-1/2

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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Candidates Chess Tournament 2014 | Round 5




Svidler wins while Anand stays on top with 3.5 points in round 5 of the Candidates Tournament 2014.

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.18"]
[Round "5.1"]
[White "Svidler, Peter"]
[Black "Topalov, Veselin"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C78"]
[WhiteElo "2758"]
[BlackElo "2785"]
[PlyCount "95"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Bc5 6. c3 b5 7. Bc2 d5 8. d4
dxe4 9. dxe5 Qxd1 10. Rxd1 exf3 11. exf6 gxf6 12. Be4 Bd7 13. a4 O-O-O 14. axb5
Ne5 15. Bf4 Bxb5 16. Na3 Rxd1+ 17. Rxd1 Be2 18. Rd5 Rg8 19. g3 Bxa3 20. bxa3
Ng6 21. Be3 Re8 22. Bf5+ Kb7 23. Rd4 Re5 24. g4 a5 25. h3 h5 26. Be4+ Ka6 27.
gxh5 Rxh5 28. Rd8 Ne5 29. a4 c6 30. Rb8 Nc4 31. Bd4 c5 32. Bxf6 Nb6 33. Bd8 Nd5
34. Ra8+ Kb7 35. Rxa5 Re5 36. Rxc5 Rxe4 37. Rxd5 Rxa4 38. Rf5 Kc8 39. Bg5 Rc4
40. Bd2 Rc7 41. h4 Kd8 42. Bg5+ Ke8 43. Rd5 f5 44. h5 Rc4 45. Rd4 Rxc3 46. h6
Rc8 47. h7 Kf7 48. Bd8 1-0

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.18"]
[Round "5.2"]
[White "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Black "Aronian, Levon"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E10"]
[WhiteElo "2787"]
[BlackElo "2830"]
[PlyCount "120"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. e3 b6 5. Nc3 Bb7 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Bb5+ c6 8. Bd3
Be7 9. O-O O-O 10. b3 Nbd7 11. Bb2 Re8 12. Ne5 Bd6 13. f4 c5 14. Qf3 cxd4 15.
exd4 Bb4 16. Ne2 Ne4 17. a3 Bf8 18. Rad1 a6 19. a4 Rc8 20. Qh5 g6 21. Qh3 Ndf6
22. f5 g5 23. Ng3 b5 24. axb5 Qb6 25. Kh1 axb5 26. Bxe4 dxe4 27. d5 e3 28. Ng4
Nxg4 29. Qxg4 h6 30. Ne4 Rc2 31. Nf6+ Qxf6 32. Bxf6 e2 33. Bxg5 Bxd5 34. Bxh6+
Kh7 35. Bxf8 exf1=Q+ 36. Rxf1 Rxg2 37. Qxg2 Bxg2+ 38. Kxg2 Rxf8 39. Kf3 Kg7 40.
Ke4 Rh8 41. Kd4 Rc8 42. Rf4 Kf6 43. h4 Re8 44. Kc5 Re5+ 45. Kd6 Re3 46. Rb4
Kxf5 47. Rxb5+ Kg4 48. h5 f5 49. h6 Rh3 50. Ke5 Rxh6 51. Rb4+ Kf3 52. Kxf5 Ke3
53. Ke5 Kd3 54. Rb8 Kc3 55. b4 Kc4 56. Rb7 Rh5+ 57. Kd6 Rh6+ 58. Kd7 Rh7+ 59.
Kc6 Rxb7 60. Kxb7 Kxb4 1/2-1/2

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.18"]
[Round "5.3"]
[White "Andreikin, Dmitry"]
[Black "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C65"]
[WhiteElo "2709"]
[BlackElo "2770"]
[PlyCount "84"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Be3 Bxe3 7. fxe3 Qe7
8. O-O O-O 9. Qe1 Ne8 10. Qc3 f6 11. b4 Nd6 12. a4 Bd7 13. Nbd2 b6 14. a5 Kh8
15. Ra2 Rab8 16. axb6 axb6 17. Qa1 Nb7 18. Qc3 c5 19. bxc5 Nxc5 20. Ra7 Rfc8
21. Rfa1 b5 22. d4 exd4 23. exd4 Nxe4 24. Nxe4 Qxe4 25. Rxc7 Bf5 26. Raa7 h6
27. Qd2 Rxc7 28. Rxc7 Bg4 29. Rc3 b4 30. Re3 Qd5 31. h3 Bf5 32. Rb3 Qc4 33. Rb2
Be4 34. Kf2 Bxf3 35. Kxf3 Rb5 36. Qd3 Qxd3+ 37. cxd3 Kg8 38. d5 Kf7 39. Ke4 Ke7
40. Kd4 Kd6 41. Kc4 Rc5+ 42. Kd4 Rxd5+ 1/2-1/2

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.18"]
[Round "5.4"]
[White "Karjakin, Sergey"]
[Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B52"]
[WhiteElo "2766"]
[BlackElo "2757"]
[PlyCount "61"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Bxd7+ Qxd7 5. c4 Nf6 6. Nc3 g6 7. d4 cxd4 8.
Nxd4 Bg7 9. O-O O-O 10. b3 Nc6 11. Bb2 a6 12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. exd5 Nxd4 14. Bxd4
Bxd4 15. Qxd4 b5 16. Rfe1 Rfc8 17. h4 bxc4 18. bxc4 h5 19. Re4 Rc7 20. Rae1
Rac8 21. Qb6 a5 22. Qxa5 Rxc4 23. Rxe7 Qf5 24. Qd2 Qf4 25. Qxf4 Rxf4 26. g3 Rf5
27. a4 Rxd5 28. Re8+ Rxe8 29. Rxe8+ Kg7 30. Ra8 Rd3 31. a5 1/2-1/2



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Monday, 17 March 2014

Candidates Chess Tournament 2014 | Round 4


Candidates Tournament | Round 4
Anand remains on top after a draw with Kramnik in round 4 of Fide World Candidates Tournament 2014, Khanty-Mansiysk Russia.

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.17"]
[Round "4.1"]
[White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"]
[Black "Andreikin, Dmitry"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D45"]
[WhiteElo "2757"]
[BlackElo "2709"]
[PlyCount "83"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 a6 5. Nf3 e6 6. a3 Nbd7 7. Qc2 Qc7 8. e4
dxe4 9. Nxe4 c5 10. Nxf6+ Nxf6 11. dxc5 a5 12. g3 Bxc5 13. Bg2 O-O 14. O-O e5
15. Bg5 Ra6 16. Rae1 Re8 17. Qc3 h6 18. Bxf6 gxf6 19. b4 Bf8 20. Nh4 axb4 21.
axb4 Be6 22. c5 b6 23. c6 Ra4 24. Rb1 Rd8 25. Qf3 Rd4 26. Nf5 Rdxb4 27. Rxb4
Rxb4 28. Qh5 Kh7 29. Rd1 Qc8 30. Ne3 f5 31. Bd5 f4 32. Nc2 Ra4 33. Qxe5 Bg7 34.
Be4+ Kg8 35. Qxf4 f5 36. c7 Rxe4 37. Rd8+ Kf7 38. Qd6 Qa6 39. Rd7+ Kg6 40. Qc6
Qc8 41. Rd8 Rc4 42. Qxc4 1-0

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.17"]
[Round "4.2"]
[White "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D37"]
[WhiteElo "2770"]
[BlackElo "2787"]
[PlyCount "60"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. e4 Bb4 6. Bg5 c5 7. Bxc4 cxd4 8.
Nxd4 Bxc3+ 9. bxc3 Qa5 10. Bb5+ Nbd7 11. Bxf6 Qxc3+ 12. Kf1 gxf6 13. h4 a6 14.
Rh3 Qb4 15. Be2 Ne5 16. h5 Qd6 17. Qd2 Nc6 18. Rd3 Qh2 19. f4 Rg8 20. Bf3 Bd7
21. Ne2 Qh1+ 22. Ng1 Nd4 23. Rxd4 Bb5+ 24. Kf2 Qh4+ 25. Ke3 e5 26. fxe5 Qg5+
27. Kf2 Qg3+ 28. Ke3 Qg5+ 29. Kf2 Qg3+ 30. Ke3 Qg5+ 1/2-1/2

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.17"]
[Round "4.3"]
[White "Karjakin, Sergey"]
[Black "Topalov, Veselin"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A29"]
[WhiteElo "2766"]
[BlackElo "2785"]
[PlyCount "79"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Nb6 7. O-O Be7 8.
d3 O-O 9. Be3 Be6 10. Rc1 Re8 11. a3 Nd5 12. Nxd5 Bxd5 13. Qa4 a6 14. Rc3 Bf6
15. Rc5 Ne7 16. Rfc1 c6 17. Bg5 Bxg5 18. Nxg5 Bxg2 19. Kxg2 Nf5 20. Qg4 Nd6 21.
e3 Qf6 22. Ne4 Nxe4 23. Qxe4 Rad8 24. R1c3 Re6 25. b4 g6 26. a4 Rd4 27. exd4
exd4 28. Qxe6 Qxe6 29. R3c4 Qd6 30. a5 h5 31. h4 Kg7 32. Kg1 Kf8 33. Rc1 Qe6
34. R5c4 Qe5 35. Kf1 Qd5 36. Re1 Qh1+ 37. Ke2 Qd5 38. Kf1 Qh1+ 39. Ke2 Qd5 40.
Kf1 1/2-1/2

[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.17"]
[Round "4.4"]
[White "Aronian, Levon"]
[Black "Svidler, Peter"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D85"]
[WhiteElo "2830"]
[BlackElo "2758"]
[PlyCount "113"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 c5 8.
Rb1 O-O 9. Be2 cxd4 10. cxd4 Qa5+ 11. Bd2 Qxa2 12. O-O b6 13. Qc1 Bb7 14. Bc4
Qa4 15. Bb5 Qa2 16. Re1 Rc8 17. Qd1 Qc2 18. Qe2 Nc6 19. Bd3 Qa2 20. Bc4 Qa4 21.
Bb3 Qa3 22. Bxf7+ Kxf7 23. Qc4+ e6 24. Ng5+ Ke8 25. Nxe6 Qe7 26. Nxg7+ Qxg7 27.
Bc3 Nd8 28. Qb3 Rc7 29. Ba1 Rac8 30. d5 Qd7 31. Qb2 Qe7 32. Rbd1 Nf7 33. e5 Rc2
34. Qb5+ Qd7 35. Qxd7+ Kxd7 36. e6+ Kd6 37. exf7 Rf8 38. Re6+ Kd7 39. Rf6 Re2
40. f4 Re7 41. Be5 Rexf7 42. Rd6+ Ke8 43. Re1 Re7 44. Rc1 Rff7 45. Bf6 Rd7 46.
Re6+ Kf8 47. d6 Kg8 48. h4 Rf8 49. Bg5 Kf7 50. Rce1 Bc6 51. h5 a5 52. Re7+ Kg8
53. hxg6 hxg6 54. R1e6 Rf7 55. Rxg6+ Kh7 56. Rh6+ Kg7 57. Ree6 1-0

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Friday, 14 March 2014

Candidates Chess Tournament 2014 | Round 2


 Candidates Tournament | Round 2

Anand draw with Topalov in round 2 of  Candidates Tournament to stay on top of the cross tables, while Svidler, Aronian and Kramnik won their games.

[Event "FIDE Candidates Tournament 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk"]
[Date "2014.03.14"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Topalov, Veselin"]
[Black "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A11"]
[WhiteElo "2785"]
[BlackElo "2770"]
[PlyCount "108"]
[EventDate "2014.??.??"]
[EventCountry "RUS"]
[TimeControl "40/7200:20/3600:900+30"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 c6 3. e3 Nf6 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. Qc2 e5 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. d4 Bd6 8. dxe5 Nxe5 9. Nxe5 Bxe5 10. Qe4 Qe7 11. Nxd5 cxd5 12. Bb5+ Kf8 13. Qxd5 g6 14. Bd2 Kg7 15. Qxe5+ Qxe5 16. Bc3 Qxc3+ 17. bxc3 Be6 18. Ke2 Rac8 19. Rhc1 Rc5 20. a4 Rhc8 21. Ra3 a6 22. Bd3 b5 23. axb5 axb5 24. Rb1 Rxc3 25. Rxc3 Rxc3 26. Rxb5 Bc4 27. Bxc4 Rxc4 28. Kf3 h5 29. h3 Rc2 30. Rb1 Kf6 31. Re1 g5 32. Ra1 Kg6 33. Ra6+ f6 34. Ra4 h4 35. g3 hxg3 36. Kxg3 Rb2 37. e4 Rb1 38. f3 Rg1+ 39. Kf2 Rh1 40. Kg2 Rb1 41. Ra6 Kf7 42. Ra5 Kg6 43. Ra6 Kf7 44. Ra2 Ke6 45. Kg3 Rg1+ 46. Rg2 Rxg2+ 47. Kxg2 Ke5 48. Kf2 Kf4 49. Kg2 Ke5 50. Kg3 f5 51. exf5 Kxf5 52. h4 gxh4+ 53. Kxh4 Kf4 54. Kh3 Kxf3 1/2-1/2

[Event "FIDE Candidates Tournament 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk"]
[Date "2014.03.14"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Svidler, Peter"]
[Black "Andreikin, Dmitry"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B32"]
[WhiteElo "2758"]
[BlackElo "2709"]
[PlyCount "61"]
[EventDate "2014.??.??"]
[EventCountry "RUS"]
[TimeControl "40/7200:20/3600:900+30"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 5. Nb5 d6 6. c4 Be7 7. N1c3 a6 8. Na3 Be6 9. Be2 Bg5 10. Nc2 Bxc1 11. Rxc1 Qg5 12. O-O Rd8 13. b4 Nf6 14. Qd3 O-O 15. Rfd1 Rc8 16. Nd5 b5 17. Qg3 Qxg3 18. Nxf6+ gxf6 19. hxg3 bxc4 20. f4 f5 21. exf5 Bxf5 22. Ne3 Bd3 23. Bxd3 cxd3 24. Nf5 e4 25. Nxd6 e3 26. Nxc8 d2 27. Rxc6 e2 28. Rcc1 exd1=R+ 29. Rxd1 Rxc8 30. Rxd2 Rc3 31. Rd5 1-0

[Event "FIDE Candidates Tournament 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk"]
[Date "2014.03.14"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Aronian, Levon"]
[Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D38"]
[WhiteElo "2830"]
[BlackElo "2757"]
[PlyCount "87"]
[EventDate "2014.??.??"]
[EventCountry "RUS"]
[TimeControl "40/7200:20/3600:900+30"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 Nbd7 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Nd2 c6 8. e3 Nf8 9. Bd3 Ng6 10. O-O O-O 11. f4 h6 12. Bxf6 Qxf6 13. f5 Ne7 14. Nde4 dxe4 15. Nxe4 Qh4 16. g3 Qh3 17. Nf2 Qxf1+ 18. Kxf1 Nxf5 19. Qf3 Nd6 20. e4 f6 21. Bc2 Be6 22. Nd3 Nc4 23. Kg1 Bd6 24. Nf4 Bxf4 25. gxf4 Rad8 26. f5 Bf7 27. Qc3 Rfe8 28. Bd3 Nb6 29. a4 a6 30. a5 Nc8 31. e5 Ne7 32. e6 Bh5 33. Be4 Nd5 34. Qh3 Be2 35. Kf2 Bb5 36. Rg1 Kh7 37. Qa3 Bc4 38. Rg4 Bb5 39. Rg1 Bc4 40. Rc1 Bb5 41. Bf3 Nf4 42. Rd1 Kh8 43. d5 Nxd5 44. Bh5 1-0

[Event "FIDE Candidates Tournament 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk"]
[Date "2014.03.14"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Black "Karjakin, Sergey"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D20"]
[WhiteElo "2787"]
[BlackElo "2766"]
[Annotator "Robot 4"]
[PlyCount "77"]
[EventDate "2014.??.??"]
[EventCountry "RUS"]
[TimeControl "40/7200:20/3600:900+30"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e4 Nf6 4. e5 Nd5 5. Bxc4 Nb6 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. Be3 Nb4 8. Be4 f5 9. a3 fxe4 10. axb4 e6 11. Nc3 Bxb4 12. Qh5+ g6 13. Qg4 Bxc3+ 14. bxc3 Qd5 15. Ne2 Bd7 16. O-O Qc4 17. Ng3 Bc6 18. Ra5 O-O-O 19. Rc5 Qb3 20. c4 Kb8 21. Qxe6 Rde8 22. Qh3 Nxc4 23. Rxc6 bxc6 24. Nxe4 Nb6 25. Nc5 Qd5 26. Rc1 Ka8 27. Na6 Kb7 28. Nb4 Qf7 29. Qg4 Nd5 30. Nxc6 Re6 31. Na5+ Ka8 32. Qe4 Rb6 33. g4 h5 34. Rc5 Rd8 35. Nc6 Rxc6 36. Rxc6 hxg4 37. Rf6 Qh7 38. Bg5 Qg8 39. Rxg6 1-0

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