Garry Kasparov "afloja" mientras Ian Nepomniachi lidera la Copa Sinquefield 2017


El mítico y legendario Garry Kaspárov, apodado “El Ogro de Bakú”, quien fuera campeón del mundo y número 1 durante los años 1985-2005 (Se retiró en Linares 2005), reapareció hace dos días en la Copa Sinquefield de San Luis (EE UU), para medirse a varios de los mejores jugadores de mundo en la actualidad, en un torneo de ajedrez rápido y relámpago valedero para rating internacional, es decir, oficial.

A sus 54 años, el ruso de origen azerí, con pasaporte croata y residente en EEUU, acumula tras 6 rondas disputadas, cinco tablas y una derrota.



En la primera jornada, disputó 3 partidas cosechando 3 tablas ante Serguéi Karjakin, actual subcampeón del mundo, Hikaru Nakamura (10º del mundo) y el cubano Leinier Domínguez (23º).

En las tres partidas, “El Ogro”, sacó ventaja en la apertura, aunque no pudo materializar esas posiciones favorables a causa de los nervios, ya que tras la jornada él mismo decía “No es propio de mí estar satisfecho con tres tablas seguidas, pero lo estoy teniendo en cuenta los nervios del primer día y he decidido jugar sólido. Mañana arriesgaré más”.


La segunda jornada empezó fuerte, parece que el excampeón se tomó muy en serio sus palabras de la noche anterior cuando decía “mañana arriesgaré más”, y salió directo a la yugular del armenio Levon Aronian, actual nº 4 del mundo.

El “viejo rockero” consiguió ventaja en la apertura, que fue incrementándose hasta el final de partida, donde la ventaja era muy clara y suficiente para ganar, pero el tiempo tomó protagonismo y en los intercambios de movimientos “al toque”, el armenio “coló” un truco para finalmente “sacar tablas”.

Estoy totalmente seguro, que este resultado (bueno para cualquier jugador de la elite mundial actual) pasó factura a Kasparov, ya que si hay algo que le molesta, es lo que confesaba el día anterior al comentarista y Gran Maestro Yasser Seirawan, “La clave está en que pueda dormir bien muchas horas seguidas sin llevarme a la cama ideas obsesivas por haber jugado mal o haber desperdiciado una posición ganadora”.



Sea como fuere, a la quinta llegó la vencida, y el ruso perdió ante su compatriota Ian Nepomniachi, quien lidera la clasificación provisional.

Seguramente, esos pensamientos obsesivos por no poder rematar la anterior partida, le llevaron a una situación donde quería ganar a toda costa, y a punto estuvo, ya que consiguió, como ya venía siendo habitual durante todo el torneo, ligera ventaja de apertura, eso sí, a costa de gastar un precioso tiempo, que nuevamente en el final de partida, le pasó factura al cometer una imprecisión que ”Nepo” castigó de manera brillante con una combinación ganadora.


La tercera y última partida del día, le medía ante un “viejo conocido”, el pentacampeón del mundo Viswanathan Anand, a quien ganó el título mundial en 1995.

La tensión se “palpaba”, y aunque supuestamente los dos jugadores se llevan muy mal desde hace tiempo, la cordialidad fue máxima.

Kasparov, fiel a su estilo, “dinamitó” la partida con un sacrificio de peón por actividad, que, para variar, le daba ligera ventaja, pero el pentacampeón mundial defendió su posición con suma facilidad.

Tras darse la mano y firmar tablas, el árbitro les hizo sentarse de nuevo y continuar la partida, alegando la regla de las 30 jugadas para firmar tablas. Entre risas, los jugadores realizaron unas cuantas jugadas más, y ahora sí, firmaron tablas.


Me provocó especial curiosidad, como antes decía, la cordialidad entre ambos jugadores, a los que se atribuye una mala relación desde hace años, ya que sus miradas y gestos de complicidad y alegría “post partida” eran evidentes, incluso Anand comentó después del duelo, que charlaron “como dos veteranos de la Primera Guerra Mundial”.


Tras seis rondas disputadas, y a falta de tres más que se disputarán hoy a partir de las 20:00 horas, lidera la clasificación el joven ruso Ian Nepomniachtchi con 8 puntos, seguido de Fabiano Caruana, Le Quang Liem, Levon Aronian y Hikaru Nakamura con 7 puntos. La sexta posición es para el cubano Lenier Domínguez con 6 puntos. Garry Kasparov, Vishy Anand y Sergey Karjakin 5 puntos.

Cierra la clasificación David Navara con 3 puntos, al que me gustaría hacer mención especial, y es que, el joven checo es sin lugar a dudas, un gran caballero, de esos que ya desgraciadamente no quedan, un chico humilde donde los haya, que se rinde levantándose de la silla y haciendo reverencia a su contrario como si de un rey se tratase (revisar video en 2:55:30 haciendo click en la imagen de abajo) y que dejó le dieran mate (sin rendirse antes), para que se pudiera inmortalizar la gran partida que Levon Aronian cuajó ante él.



Esta noche más y mejor…

Las Magníficas fotos mostradas en este articulo son obra del gran Eric Rosen.

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[Event "Saint Louis Rapid 2017"]
[Site "Saint Louis USA"]
[Date "2017.08.14"]
[Round "1.1"]
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[Black "Karjakin, Sergey"]
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1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. cxd5 Qxd5 6. Nf3 Qf5 7. Qb3 Nc6 8.
Bd2 O-O 9. h3 a5 10. g4 Qg6 11. a3 a4 12. Qc4 Bxc3 13. Bxc3 Nd5 14. Bd2 f6 15.
Rc1 Bd7 16. Qc2 Qxc2 17. Rxc2 Be8 18. e3 Bg6 19. Rc5 Be4 20. Be2 e5 21. O-O exd4
22. Nxd4 Nxd4 23. exd4 c6 24. Re1 Bg6 25. Bf1 Bf7 26. f4 Rfd8 27. f5 Rd7 28. Ra5
Rxa5 29. Bxa5 g6 30. fxg6 hxg6 31. Bd2 g5 32. Bd3 Kg7 33. Bc2 b5 34. Bf5 Rd8 35.
Kf2 Bg6 36. Be6 Bf7 37. Bf5 Bg6 38. Be6 Nf4 39. Bxf4 gxf4 40. Rd1 Be4 41. h4 Kg6
42. Re1 Bc2 43. Rc1 Be4 44. Re1 Bc2 1/2-1/2

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1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 a6 7. a4 O-O 8. h3 Ba7
9. Re1 b5 10. Bb3 h6 11. Nbd2 b4 12. a5 Rb8 13. Nf1 Be6 14. Bc2 b3 15. Bb1 d5
16. exd5 Qxd5 17. Be3 Bxe3 18. Nxe3 Qd6 19. Ra4 Rb5 20. Nc4 Bxc4 21. Rxc4 Nxa5
22. Ra4 Re8 23. d4 e4 24. Ne5 Nb7 25. c4 Ra5 26. c5 Qd5 27. Rb4 Nxc5 28. Nc4 Ra4
29. Ne3 Qe6 30. Qd2 Rxb4 31. Qxb4 Ncd7 32. Rc1 Rb8 33. Qa5 Qd6 34. Rc4 g6 35.
Qxc7 Qxc7 36. Rxc7 Nb6 37. Kf1 Na4 38. Ke2 Nxb2 39. Rc6 Kg7 40. Rxa6 Nd3 41. Nc4
Nf4+ 42. Kd2 Rb4 43. Ne5 Rxd4+ 44. Ke3 Rd1 45. Kxf4 Rxb1 46. Ra7 e3 0-1

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1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e4 Nf6 4. e5 Nd5 5. Bxc4 Nb6 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. Ne2 Bg4 8. f3
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Kh1 Qe7 16. Qh5 h6 17. Rad1 Nc4 18. Bc1 Rad8 19. b3 Nb6 20. Nce2 Rd7 21. Rd3
Rfd8 22. Rg3 Nxd4 23. Nxd4 Rxd4 24. Nxe6 fxe6 25. Bxg5 Qe8 26. Qxe8+ Rxe8 27.
Bxh6 Re7 28. Rg4 Nd7 29. Be3 Rd3 30. Bf4 Rd4 31. Re1 c5 32. h3 b5 33. Rg3 Rf7
34. Bc1 c4 35. Kh2 a5 36. bxc4 Rxc4 37. Bb2 Rc2 38. Bd4 Rxa2 39. Rd1 b4 40. Rg6
Nf8 41. Rg3 Rd7 42. Rf3 Ng6 43. Rg3 Kh7 44. Rg5 b3 45. Rh5+ Kg8 46. Rg5 b2 47.
Rxg6 Rxd4 48. Rxd4 b1=Q 49. Rd7 Kf8 50. Rdxg7 Ke8 51. Ra7 Kf8 52. Ra8+ Kf7 53.
Rag8 1-0

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1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. b3 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Be7 7. Nc3 O-O 8. Bg2
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15. e4 Bf8 16. f4 d4 17. Nd5 Nxd5 18. exd5 f6 19. Rde1 fxe5 20. fxe5 Nd7 21. e6
Nf6 22. Rxf6 gxf6 23. Qf5 Qd8 24. Re4 Re7 25. Rg4+ Kh8 26. Be4 Rc8 27. Rh4 Kg8
28. Rxh7 Bxd5 29. Qg6+ Rg7 30. Qh5 Bxe4 31. Rh8# 1-0

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[Black "Dominguez Perez, Leinier"]
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1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 Nd7 7. Nc4 f6 8.
Bd2 Nf8 9. Nh4 g6 10. Be3 Bxe3 11. Nxe3 Ne6 12. Qd2 Qe7 13. g3 b6 14. O-O-O Bb7
15. f4 exf4 16. gxf4 O-O-O 17. f5 Nf4 18. fxg6 hxg6 19. Qf2 g5 20. Nhg2 Nxg2 21.
Qxg2 Kb8 22. Rdf1 Bc8 23. Qf2 Rh6 24. Nf5 Bxf5 25. Qxf5 Rdh8 26. h3 Qh7 27. Qxh7
R8xh7 28. Rhg1 Kc8 29. Rf3 c5 30. Rgf1 Kd7 31. Rxf6 Rxf6 32. Rxf6 Rxh3 33. Rg6
Rg3 34. a4 a5 35. Kd2 Rg2+ 36. Kc3 g4 37. Kb3 Kc8 38. c3 Kb7 39. e5 Re2 40. d4
Re4 41. Kc4 cxd4 42. cxd4 c5 43. Kb5 Rxd4 44. Rg7+ Kc8 45. b3 Rb4+ 46. Kc6 Kd8
47. Kd6 Rd4+ 48. Kc6 c4 49. bxc4 Rxc4+ 50. Kxb6 Rxa4 51. Kb5 1/2-1/2

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[Round "2.1"]
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[Black "Kasparov, Garry"]
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[WhiteTitle "GM"]
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1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bg5 Bg7 5. Bxf6 Bxf6 6. cxd5 c6 7. e4 O-O 8. Nf3
cxd5 9. e5 Bg7 10. Qd2 Nc6 11. Bb5 Bg4 12. Ng1 f6 13. h3 Be6 14. exf6 Rxf6 15.
Bxc6 bxc6 16. Nge2 Qd6 17. O-O Raf8 18. Rae1 Bc8 19. Na4 e5 20. dxe5 Qxe5 21. b4
Re6 22. Nc5 Ree8 23. Nb3 Qb2 24. Qxb2 Bxb2 25. Ned4 Rxe1 26. Rxe1 Bd7 27. Re2
Bc3 28. Rc2 Bxb4 29. Nxc6 Bd6 30. Nxa7 Re8 31. g4 h5 32. f3 Re1+ 33. Kg2 Kf7 34.
Nc6 h4 35. Ncd4 Rd1 36. Rd2 Rxd2+ 37. Nxd2 Kf6 38. Kf2 Ke5 39. Ke3 g5 40. f4+
gxf4+ 41. Kd3 Be7 42. N2f3+ Kd6 43. Nf5+ Bxf5+ 44. gxf5 Kc5 45. Nd4 Kd6 46. a4
Bd8 47. Ne6 Bb6 48. Nxf4 Ke5 49. f6 Bc5 50. f7 Kf6 51. Nxd5+ Kxf7 52. Ke4 Ke6
53. Nf4+ Kd6 54. Ng2 Bf2 55. Kf3 Bg3 56. Kg4 Kc5 57. Nxh4 Bf2 58. Nf5 Kb4 59.
Ng3 Kxa4 60. h4 Kb5 61. h5 Be3 62. Ne4 Kc6 63. Ng5 Kd7 64. h6 Ke7 65. h7 Bd4 66.
Kf5 Ba1 67. Kg6 Bb2 68. Nf7 Ba1 69. Nh6 Bh8 70. Ng4 Ba1 71. Ne3 Bh8 72. Nd5+ Ke6
73. Nf4+ Ke7 74. Nh3 Ke6 75. Ng5+ Ke7 76. Nf7 Ba1 77. h8=Q Bxh8 1/2-1/2

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[Round "2.2"]
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[Black "Nepomniachtchi, Ian"]
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1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e3 Nxc3 6. bxc3 g6 7. h4 Bg7 8. h5
Nc6 9. Be2 b6 10. Kf1 Qd6 11. d4 O-O 12. Ba3 Bf5 13. Kg1 Rfd8 14. Qa4 Qf6 15.
hxg6 hxg6 16. Rf1 Rac8 17. Bb2 Na5 18. Ba1 c4 19. Ne5 Qe6 20. Nf3 Bd3 21. Qd1
Qf5 22. Bxd3 Qxd3 23. Qc1 Nc6 24. Rd1 Qf5 25. Re1 Qa5 26. e4 e6 27. g3 Qxa2 28.
e5 Ne7 29. Ng5 Nd5 30. Ne4 b5 31. Qg5 b4 32. cxb4 Qa3 33. Rc1 Qf3 34. Rh4 Rf8
35. Qd2 Qd3 36. Bc3 Qf3 37. Qg5 Rc7 38. Be1 Rb8 39. Nc5 c3 40. Na6 Rcc8 41. Nxb8
Rxb8 42. Qg4 Qxg4 43. Rxg4 Rc8 44. Re4 Bf8 45. b5 Ba3 46. Rc2 Rc4 47. Ree2 Bb4
48. Ra2 Nc7 49. Rxa7 Nxb5 50. Ra8+ Kg7 51. Bxc3 Bxc3 52. Kg2 Rxd4 53. f4 Rd3 54.
Rf2 Bd4 55. Rf3 Rd2+ 56. Kh3 Nc3 57. Ra1 Ne4 58. Raf1 Nf2+ 59. Kh4 Bc5 60. g4
Ne4 61. g5 Rh2+ 62. Rh3 Rg2 63. Rb3 Nf2 0-1

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1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. h3 h6 7. c3 d6 8. Re1 a5
9. Nbd2 Be6 10. Bb5 Ba7 11. Nf1 Ne7 12. d4 Ng6 13. Ng3 c6 14. Bd3 a4 15. Be3 b5
16. Qc2 Re8 17. c4 bxc4 18. Bxc4 Bxc4 19. Qxc4 d5 20. Qxc6 exd4 21. Bxd4 Bxd4
22. Nxd4 Ne5 23. Qc3 Rc8 24. Qd2 Nc4 25. Qb4 dxe4 26. Ndf5 Qd7 27. Rad1 Nd5 28.
b3 Nxb4 29. Rxd7 Ne5 30. Ne7+ Kf8 31. Nxc8 Nxd7 32. Nd6 axb3 33. axb3 Rb8 34.
Ngxe4 Nd3 35. Rb1 Rb4 36. Nc4 N7c5 37. Nxc5 Nxc5 38. Nd2 Rd4 39. Rb2 g6 40. Kf1
Rd7 41. Rc2 Ke7 42. Ke2 Ne6 43. Rc4 Nd4+ 44. Ke1 Ke6 45. g3 Kd5 46. Rc3 Ra7 47.
Kf1 Ra2 48. Nf3 Nxf3 49. Rxf3 Ra1+ 50. Ke2 Ke6 51. Re3+ Kf6 52. Kd3 Ra2 53. f4
g5 54. fxg5+ hxg5 55. g4 Rf2 56. Kc4 Kg6 57. b4 f5 58. gxf5+ Kxf5 59. b5 Kf4 60.
Rb3 Rc2+ 61. Kd5 Rd2+ 62. Kc6 Rc2+ 63. Kd7 Rd2+ 64. Kc7 Rc2+ 65. Kb8 Ke5 66. b6
Kd6 67. b7 Kd7 68. Ra3 Rb2 69. Ka8 1-0

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1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. Qe2 Re8 8.
Nc4 Nd7 9. Bd2 f6 10. h3 Nf8 11. O-O-O Be6 12. Kb1 Qe7 13. Ne3 Qf7 14. Ka1 a5
15. g4 Ng6 16. Nf5 Bxa2 17. g5 Be6 18. Rdg1 Kh8 19. h4 Nf4 20. Bxf4 exf4 21.
N3d4 Bxd4 22. Nxd4 c5 23. Nxe6 Qxe6 24. Qg4 Qe5 25. gxf6 Qxf6 26. Qg5 Qd4 27.
Qxf4 a4 28. Qe3 Qxe3 29. fxe3 c4 30. Rg4 cxd3 31. cxd3 Rf8 32. d4 Rf3 33. Rc1 c6
34. Rc3 Kg8 35. d5 Kf7 36. dxc6 bxc6 37. Rxc6 Rxe3 38. Rc7+ Ke6 39. Rgxg7 a3 40.
Rce7+ Kd6 41. Rd7+ Ke6 42. Rde7+ Kd6 43. Rd7+ Ke6 1/2-1/2

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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 N4d5 10. Bf3 Bd7 11. Nh3 Bc6 12. Nc3 e6 13. O-O Qd7 14. Bg5 Be7 15.
Bxd5 Nxd5 16. Qh5+ g6 17. Qh6 O-O-O 18. Bxe7 Qxe7 19. Rac1 Rd7 20. Rfd1 Rhd8 21.
Ng5 Nf4 22. Nxh7 Rxd4 23. Rxd4 Rxd4 24. Nf6 Qd8 25. h3 Bxg2 26. Kh2 Bc6 27. Rg1
b6 28. Nce4 Bxe4 29. Qxf4 Bc6 30. Qc1 Kb7 31. Qc3 Rd3 32. Qc4 g5 33. Rxg5 Rd1
34. Rg1 Qd2 35. Qh4 Rxg1 36. Kxg1 Qe1+ 37. Kh2 Qh1+ 38. Kg3 Qf3+ 0-1

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[Round "3.1"]
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[Black "Dominguez Perez, Leinier"]
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1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. Qc2 c5 8. dxc5
Nbd7 9. cxd5 Nxd5 10. Bxe7 Qxe7 11. Nxd5 exd5 12. Nf3 Nxc5 13. Be2 Bg4 14. O-O
Rac8 15. Rfd1 Rfd8 16. h3 Ne6 17. Qa4 Bh5 18. Rd2 d4 19. Qxa7 Bxf3 20. Bxf3 Qb4
21. Rad1 Rc1 22. Rxc1 Qxd2 23. Rd1 Qxb2 24. Qxb7 Qxa2 25. Qb1 Qxb1 26. Rxb1 dxe3
27. fxe3 Ng5 28. h4 Nxf3+ 29. gxf3 1/2-1/2

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[Round "3.2"]
[White "Caruana, Fabiano"]
[Black "Karjakin, Sergey"]
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[BlackElo "2773"]
[ECO "E21"]
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1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 b6 5. e3 Bb7 6. Bd3 O-O 7. O-O d5 8. cxd5
exd5 9. Ne5 c5 10. f4 Nc6 11. Ne2 c4 12. Bc2 Ne7 13. Ng3 Nc8 14. Nh5 Be7 15. b3
cxb3 16. axb3 Nd6 17. Nxf6+ Bxf6 18. Ba3 Bc8 19. Qf3 Bb7 20. Bd3 a5 21. Rac1 a4
22. Qh3 g6 23. Nd7 Be7 24. Nxf8 Bxf8 25. f5 axb3 26. fxg6 hxg6 27. Bxg6 fxg6 28.
Qe6+ Kh7 29. Bxd6 Qxd6 30. Rf7+ Kh6 31. Qh3+ Kg5 32. g3 1-0

[Event "Saint Louis Rapid 2017"]
[Site "Saint Louis USA"]
[Date "2017.08.14"]
[Round "3.3"]
[White "Le, Quang Liem"]
[Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2739"]
[BlackElo "2792"]
[ECO "E10"]
[Opening "Queen's pawn game"]
[WhiteFideId "12401137"]
[BlackFideId "2016192"]
[EventDate "2017.08.14"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7 8. Qc2
Ne4 9. Bf4 c6 10. Nc3 g5 11. Bc1 f5 12. b3 b6 13. Bb2 Bb7 14. Rad1 Qe8 15. Ne5
Nxe5 16. dxe5 Nxc3 17. Qxc3 Rc8 18. e3 Qg6 19. Qc1 Qg7 20. f4 gxf4 21. gxf4 Kh8
22. Kh1 Rg8 23. Bf3 Qh6 24. Ba3 Bxa3 25. Qxa3 Rg7 26. Qb2 Rcg8 27. Rg1 Qh4 28.
Rxg7 Rxg7 29. Qd2 Ba6 30. cxd5 cxd5 31. Rg1 Rc7 32. Qg2 Qd8 33. Qh3 Rg7 34. Qh6
Rxg1+ 35. Kxg1 d4 36. Qxe6 dxe3 37. Qd6 Qg8+ 38. Bg2 Qg4 39. e6 e2 40. Qe5+ Qg7
41. Kf2 Qxe5 42. fxe5 Kg7 43. Bf3 Kf8 44. Bxe2 Bc8 45. Bc4 Ke7 46. Ke3 Bb7 47.
Bd3 h6 48. Bxf5 Bc6 49. b4 Bd5 50. a3 Bb3 51. Bg4 Ba4 52. Kf4 Bc2 53. Kg3 Bd3
54. Kh4 Bg6 55. Bh5 Bc2 56. Bg4 Bg6 57. Kg3 Bc2 58. Kf4 Bd3 59. Ke3 Bc2 60. Kd4
Bb3 61. Bf5 Bd1 62. Kd5 Ba4 63. Bd3 Be8 64. b5 Bh5 65. Kc6 Bf3+ 66. Kc7 Kxe6 67.
Kb8 Kxe5 68. Kxa7 Kd4 69. Kxb6 Kxd3 70. Kc5 Ke4 71. a4 Ke5 72. a5 Ke6 73. Kb6
Be2 74. Kc6 Ke7 75. b6 1-0

[Event "Saint Louis Rapid 2017"]
[Site "Saint Louis USA"]
[Date "2017.08.14"]
[Round "3.4"]
[White "Nepomniachtchi, Ian"]
[Black "Navara, David"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2751"]
[BlackElo "2737"]
[ECO "B12"]
[Opening "Caro-Kann"]
[Variation "advance variation"]
[WhiteFideId "4168119"]
[BlackFideId "309095"]
[EventDate "2017.08.14"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. c3 Nd7 6. Be2 f6 7. Bf4 g5 8. Bg3 Bxb1
9. Qxb1 g4 10. Nh4 fxe5 11. Bxg4 Qf6 12. Bh5+ Kd8 13. O-O e4 14. f3 Qh6 15. Bg4
Be7 16. Qe1 Bg5 17. Kh1 Bd2 18. Qd1 Bg5 19. Qe1 Bd2 20. Qe2 Bg5 21. Qe1 1/2-1/2

[Event "Saint Louis Rapid 2017"]
[Site "Saint Louis USA"]
[Date "2017.08.14"]
[Round "3.5"]
[White "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Black "Aronian, Levon"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2783"]
[BlackElo "2799"]
[ECO "C50"]
[Opening "Giuoco Piano"]
[WhiteFideId "5000017"]
[BlackFideId "13300474"]
[EventDate "2017.08.14"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. a4 a5 7. c3 d5 8. exd5
Nxd5 9. Nbd2 Nb6 10. Bb5 Bd6 11. Ne4 Bg4 12. h3 Bh5 13. Ng3 Bg6 14. Re1 Re8 15.
Be3 Kh8 16. Qb3 Nd7 17. Bc4 f5 18. Bg5 Nc5 19. Bxd8 Nxb3 20. Bxc7 Nxa1 21. Bxd6
Rad8 22. Bc7 Rc8 23. Nxe5 Nxe5 24. Bxe5 f4 25. Bb5 fxg3 26. Bxe8 Rxe8 27. d4
gxf2+ 28. Kxf2 Nb3 29. g4 Kg8 30. Kg3 Nd2 31. b4 Ne4+ 32. Kh4 Nxc3 33. bxa5 Nd5
34. Rc1 Be4 35. Rc5 Ne7 36. Kg3 Rc8 37. Rb5 Rc3+ 38. Kh2 Rc2+ 39. Kg1 Nd5 0-1

[Event "Saint Louis Rapid 2017"]
[Site "Saint Louis USA"]
[Date "2017.08.15"]
[Round "4.1"]
[White "Aronian, Levon"]
[Black "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2799"]
[BlackElo "2812"]
[ECO "A45"]
[Opening "Queen's pawn game"]
[WhiteFideId "13300474"]
[BlackFideId "4100018"]
[EventDate "2017.08.14"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 c5 3. dxc5 Nc6 4. Nc3 e5 5. Bg5 Bxc5 6. e3 Bb4 7. Ne2 d5 8. a3
Bxc3+ 9. Nxc3 Be6 10. Bb5 d4 11. Bxf6 Qxf6 12. Ne4 Qg6 13. Ng3 O-O 14. Qd3 Qxd3
15. Bxd3 f5 16. O-O-O dxe3 17. fxe3 a6 18. Ne2 e4 19. Nf4 exd3 20. Nxe6 dxc2 21.
Kxc2 Rf7 22. Rhe1 Re8 23. Nf4 Rfe7 24. Nd5 Re5 25. Rd3 Kf7 26. g3 g5 27. Red1
Rd8 28. b4 Ree8 29. Rc3 Re6 30. Rc5 Re5 31. Rd3 Rd7 32. Nc3 Rxd3 33. Kxd3 Rxc5
34. bxc5 Ke6 35. e4 Ne5+ 36. Ke2 Nd7 37. exf5+ Kxf5 38. Kd3 Nxc5+ 39. Kd4 Nd7
40. Ne4 Kg4 41. h3+ Kxh3 42. Nxg5+ Kxg3 1/2-1/2

[Event "Saint Louis Rapid 2017"]
[Site "Saint Louis USA"]
[Date "2017.08.15"]
[Round "4.2"]
[White "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Black "Caruana, Fabiano"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2792"]
[BlackElo "2807"]
[ECO "A06"]
[Opening "Reti"]
[Variation "Nimzovich-Larsen attack"]
[WhiteFideId "2016192"]
[BlackFideId "2020009"]
[EventDate "2017.08.14"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. b3 c5 3. Bb2 f6 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 e5 7. Nxc6 bxc6 8. e4
Be6 9. Bd3 Bd6 10. Qh5+ g6 11. Qf3 d4 12. Na4 Kf7 13. c3 c5 14. Qe2 Ne7 15. O-O
Rc8 16. Ba6 Rc7 17. Rac1 Nc6 18. Ba3 Qe7 19. Bc4 Nd8 20. Bb5 Nb7 21. Bc4 Rhc8
22. Rfd1 Kg7 23. Nb2 Rc6 24. Bb5 R6c7 25. Nc4 Bxc4 26. Bxc4 Nd8 27. Rc2 Ne6 28.
Rdc1 h5 29. g3 Qd7 30. h4 Be7 31. Rd1 Bd6 32. Kg2 Qe7 33. Bc1 Rh8 34. Bd2 Rd7
35. Rdc1 Bc7 36. Qf3 Bb6 37. a4 Rhd8 38. Be1 a5 39. Bd2 Rd6 40. Re1 Qd7 41. Bc1
Qe7 42. Ba3 R6d7 43. Rec1 Rd6 44. Rd2 Qb7 45. Re1 R8d7 46. Rdd1 Rd8 47. Bc1 Qe7
48. Rh1 Qd7 49. Rhe1 Qe7 50. Ba3 Qb7 51. Rb1 Qc6 52. Rbc1 Qb7 53. cxd4 Nxd4 54.
Qe3 f5 55. f3 Rf6 56. Bd5 Rxd5 57. exd5 Qxd5 58. Rc3 Re6 59. Bc1 e4 60. Qh6+ Kg8
61. fxe4 fxe4 62. Qe3 Bc7 63. Rc4 Bd6 64. Rd1 Rf6 65. Rcxd4 cxd4 66. Qxd4 Qf5
67. Qd5+ Qxd5 68. Rxd5 Bc7 69. Rc5 Bb6 70. Rc8+ Kf7 71. Bf4 Re6 72. Kf1 Kf6 73.
Ke2 Kf5 74. Rc4 Kg4 75. b4 axb4 76. Rxb4 g5 77. Bxg5 Kxg3 78. Rb5 Bg1 79. Bd8
Rc6 80. Rg5+ Kh2 81. a5 Rc2+ 82. Kd1 Ra2 83. Bc7+ Kh1 84. Rxh5 e3 85. Re5 Kg2
86. Bb6 Kf3 87. Kc1 e2 88. Kb1 Rd2 89. Bxg1 Rd1+ 90. Kb2 e1=Q 91. Rxe1 Rxe1 92.
Bb6 1/2-1/2

[Event "Saint Louis Rapid 2017"]
[Site "Saint Louis USA"]
[Date "2017.08.15"]
[Round "4.3"]
[White "Nepomniachtchi, Ian"]
[Black "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2751"]
[BlackElo "2783"]
[ECO "C45"]
[Opening "Scotch"]
[Variation "Schmidt variation"]
[WhiteFideId "4168119"]
[BlackFideId "5000017"]
[EventDate "2017.08.14"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. Bd3 d5 7. Qe2 dxe4 8.
Bxe4 Nxe4 9. Qxe4+ Qe7 10. Qxe7+ Bxe7 11. Bf4 Bf5 12. Bxc7 Bxc2 13. Nc3 O-O 14.
Rc1 Bf5 15. O-O Rac8 16. Bf4 Bf6 17. b3 Rfe8 18. Be3 Re7 19. Rfd1 h5 20. h3 Kh7
21. Ne2 a6 22. Rc4 Re5 23. Ra4 Rd5 24. Rc1 Bb2 25. Re1 Be5 26. Nf4 Bxf4 27. Bxf4
Bd3 28. Re7 Kg6 29. Be3 Rcd8 30. Rc7 R5d6 31. Rf4 R8d7 32. Rxd7 Rxd7 33. Rb4 f6
34. Rb6 Rc7 35. Bc5 Kf5 36. Bd6 Rc8 37. Rb7 g5 38. Bc5 Re8 39. Be3 h4 40. Rd7
Bb1 41. a3 Bc2 42. b4 Ba4 43. Kh2 1/2-1/2

[Event "Saint Louis Rapid 2017"]
[Site "Saint Louis USA"]
[Date "2017.08.15"]
[Round "4.4"]
[White "Dominguez Perez, Leinier"]
[Black "Le, Quang Liem"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2739"]
[BlackElo "2739"]
[ECO "C65"]
[Opening "Ruy Lopez"]
[Variation "Berlin defence"]
[WhiteFideId "3503240"]
[BlackFideId "12401137"]
[EventDate "2017.08.14"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 Be6 7. O-O Bd6 8.
b3 O-O 9. Nc4 Bxc4 10. bxc4 Nd7 11. Rb1 b6 12. g3 Nc5 13. Nh4 g6 14. Bh6 Re8 15.
Qg4 Qd7 16. Nf5 Bf8 17. f4 Kh8 18. Bxf8 Rxf8 19. Ne3 f5 20. exf5 gxf5 21. Qe2
Rae8 22. fxe5 Rxe5 23. Qf2 Ne6 24. Ng2 f4 25. Nxf4 Nxf4 26. gxf4 Rh5 27. Rbe1
Rf6 28. Re3 Rg6+ 29. Rg3 Qh3 30. Rxg6 hxg6 31. Re1 Kg8 32. Qe2 Qd7 33. Qe6+ Qxe6
34. Rxe6 Kf7 35. Rxc6 Ra5 36. Kf2 Rxa2 37. Kf3 Ke8 38. Rxc7 a5 39. Rb7 Rb2 40.
Ke4 a4 41. Ra7 Rxc2 42. Rxa4 Rxh2 43. Rb4 Re2+ 44. Kd5 Re3 45. d4 1-0

[Event "Saint Louis Rapid 2017"]
[Site "Saint Louis USA"]
[Date "2017.08.15"]
[Round "4.5"]
[White "Navara, David"]
[Black "Karjakin, Sergey"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2737"]
[BlackElo "2773"]
[ECO "E15"]
[Opening "Queen's Indian"]
[Variation "Nimzovich variation (exaggerated fianchetto)"]
[WhiteFideId "309095"]
[BlackFideId "14109603"]
[EventDate "2017.08.14"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. b3 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Be7 7. Nc3 d5 8. cxd5
exd5 9. Bg2 O-O 10. O-O Re8 11. Ne5 Bb7 12. a3 c5 13. dxc5 bxc5 14. Rc1 Na6 15.
Nd3 Rc8 16. Bg5 Ba8 17. e3 h6 18. Bxf6 Bxf6 19. Nf4 d4 20. Bxa8 Rxa8 21. exd4
Bxd4 22. Nb5 Be5 23. Nd3 Qb6 24. Qf3 Bxg3 25. hxg3 Qxb5 26. Ne5 Rf8 27. Rfd1
Rac8 28. Rc4 Rc7 29. Rd6 Re7 30. Ng4 f5 31. Qd5+ Kh7 32. Nxh6 Nc7 33. Qd2 Re6
34. Rh4 Qxb3 35. Qg5 Qb2 36. Ng4+ Kg8 37. Nh6+ Kh7 38. Nf7+ Kg8 39. Rh8+ Kxf7
40. Rd7+ 1-0

[Event "Saint Louis Rapid 2017"]
[Site "Saint Louis USA"]
[Date "2017.08.15"]
[Round "5.1"]
[White "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Black "Nepomniachtchi, Ian"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2812"]
[BlackElo "2751"]
[ECO "D90"]
[Opening "Gruenfeld"]
[Variation "Three knights variation"]
[WhiteFideId "4100018"]
[BlackFideId "4168119"]
[EventDate "2017.08.14"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. h4 c6 6. Bg5 dxc4 7. e4 Be6 8. e5 Nd5
9. h5 Nd7 10. h6 Bf8 11. Ne4 f6 12. Bd2 b5 13. a4 Bf5 14. Ng3 e6 15. Nxf5 exf5
16. axb5 cxb5 17. Be2 Be7 18. O-O a5 19. b3 c3 20. Bxb5 cxd2 21. e6 O-O 22. exd7
Nc3 23. Bc4+ Kh8 24. Qxd2 Ne4 25. Qe3 Qxd7 26. Nd2 Nxd2 27. Qxd2 Bb4 28. Qd3 Qd6
29. Ra2 Rae8 30. Re2 Qf4 31. g3 Qxh6 32. Kg2 f4 33. Rh1 Qg5 34. Rxe8 Rxe8 35.
Bf7 Re3 36. fxe3 Qxg3+ 37. Kf1 f3 0-1

[Event "Saint Louis Rapid 2017"]
[Site "Saint Louis USA"]
[Date "2017.08.15"]
[Round "5.2"]
[White "Caruana, Fabiano"]
[Black "Dominguez Perez, Leinier"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2807"]
[BlackElo "2739"]
[ECO "D35"]
[Opening "QGD"]
[Variation "exchange variation"]
[WhiteFideId "2020009"]
[BlackFideId "3503240"]
[EventDate "2017.08.14"]

1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 c5 7. a3 g6 8. Nf3
Bg7 9. Be2 cxd4 10. cxd4 Nc6 11. Be3 O-O 12. O-O b6 13. Qa4 Bb7 14. Rad1 Ne7 15.
Bd3 Qd6 16. Bb1 Rfc8 17. d5 exd5 18. e5 Qe6 19. Ba2 Nf5 20. Bf4 Rc3 21. Ng5 Qe8
22. Qxe8+ Rxe8 23. Bxd5 Bxd5 24. Rxd5 h6 25. Ne4 Rxa3 26. Nd6 Re6 27. Nxf5 gxf5
28. h4 Ra5 29. Rd8+ Kh7 30. Rd7 Kg6 31. Rc1 Rc5 32. Rxc5 bxc5 33. h5+ Kxh5 34.
Rxf7 Kg6 35. Rxa7 Bxe5 36. Bxe5 Rxe5 37. Rc7 f4 38. Rc6+ Kg5 39. Kh2 h5 40. Kh3
Kf5 41. f3 Rd5 42. Kh4 Ke5 43. Kxh5 Kd4+ 44. Kg4 Ke3 45. Re6+ Kf2 46. Kxf4 Kxg2
47. Re2+ Kh3 48. Rc2 Rh5 49. Rc1 Kg2 50. Kg4 Rh8 51. Rc2+ Kf1 52. Rxc5 Kf2 53.
f4 Ke3 54. f5 Kd4 55. Ra5 Ke4 56. f6 Rh1 57. Kg5 1-0

[Event "Saint Louis Rapid 2017"]
[Site "Saint Louis USA"]
[Date "2017.08.15"]
[Round "5.3"]
[White "Le, Quang Liem"]
[Black "Aronian, Levon"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2739"]
[BlackElo "2799"]
[ECO "A56"]
[Opening "Czech Benoni defence"]
[WhiteFideId "12401137"]
[BlackFideId "13300474"]
[EventDate "2017.08.14"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e5 4. Nc3 d6 5. e4 Nbd7 6. Bd3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O 8. g4 g6
9. h3 Ne8 10. Nf3 Ndf6 11. Qc2 Bd7 12. a3 Kh8 13. b4 b6 14. bxc5 bxc5 15. Rb1
Ng7 16. Kf1 Ng8 17. Ke2 f5 18. Rbg1 Rb8 19. Bd2 Qc8 20. Nh2 Bh4 21. Rg2 fxe4 22.
Nxe4 Qa6 23. Nf3 Ba4 24. Qc1 Be7 25. h4 Rb3 26. Bc3 Bd7 27. h5 gxh5 28. gxh5 Nf5
29. Rhg1 Nf6 30. Qg5 Ng4 31. Qc1 Qc8 32. Ned2 Nd4+ 33. Nxd4 exd4 34. Nxb3 dxc3
35. f3 Qe8 36. Be4 Bf6 37. Rxg4 Bxg4 38. Rxg4 Qxh5 39. Kd3 Be5 40. Qg1 Qh6 41.
Kc2 Rb8 42. Rg5 Bf6 43. Rg2 Qf8 44. Rh2 Rb7 45. Qg6 1-0

[Event "Saint Louis Rapid 2017"]
[Site "Saint Louis USA"]
[Date "2017.08.15"]
[Round "5.4"]
[White "Karjakin, Sergey"]
[Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2773"]
[BlackElo "2792"]
[ECO "A07"]
[Opening "Reti"]
[Variation "King's Indian attack"]
[WhiteFideId "14109603"]
[BlackFideId "2016192"]
[EventDate "2017.08.14"]

1. g3 d5 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. O-O e5 5. d3 Nc6 6. Nc3 d4 7. Ne4 Nge7 8. c3
O-O 9. cxd4 exd4 10. Bd2 a5 11. Qc1 b6 12. Bg5 f6 13. Bh6 Be6 14. a3 a4 15. Bxg7
Kxg7 16. Qc2 Bb3 17. Qc1 Na5 18. h4 Bd5 19. Qc2 c5 20. e3 Nb3 21. Rad1 Nc6 22.
Ned2 Qd7 23. e4 Be6 24. Rde1 Ne5 25. Nxe5 fxe5 26. f4 exf4 27. gxf4 Rae8 28. h5
c4 29. dxc4 d3 30. Qc3+ Qd4+ 31. Qxd4+ Nxd4 32. Kh2 Bg4 33. Re3 Be2 34. Rf2 Nb3
35. Nxb3 axb3 36. Bf1 Bxf1 37. Rxf1 d2 38. Rd1 Rxf4 39. Rxd2 Rh4+ 40. Rh3 Rexe4
41. hxg6 hxg6 42. Rxh4 Rxh4+ 43. Kg3 Rxc4 44. Rd3 Rc6 1/2-1/2

[Event "Saint Louis Rapid 2017"]
[Site "Saint Louis USA"]
[Date "2017.08.15"]
[Round "5.5"]
[White "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Black "Navara, David"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2783"]
[BlackElo "2737"]
[ECO "B51"]
[Opening "Sicilian"]
[Variation "Canal-Sokolsky (Nimzovich-Rossolimo, Moscow) attack"]
[WhiteFideId "5000017"]
[BlackFideId "309095"]
[EventDate "2017.08.14"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. d4 cxd4 5. Qxd4 a6 6. Bxd7+ Bxd7 7. c4 Rc8 8.
Nc3 e5 9. Qd3 Qc7 10. b3 b5 11. Nd5 Qb7 12. a4 Nf6 13. axb5 Nxd5 14. exd5 axb5
15. O-O bxc4 16. bxc4 Qc7 17. Qe3 Be7 18. Ba3 f6 19. Rfc1 O-O 20. Nd4 Rb8 21. h3
Qb6 22. Nc2 Rfc8 23. Qe2 f5 24. Ne3 Qd4 25. Ra2 Qe4 26. Qc2 Qxc2 27. Raxc2 Rb3
28. Rc3 Rxc3 29. Rxc3 f4 30. Nf1 e4 31. Rb3 Ba4 32. Rb7 Bf8 33. Rb4 Bc2 34. g3
g5 35. gxf4 gxf4 36. Bc1 Bh6 37. Nh2 Ra8 38. Ng4 Ra1 39. Nxh6+ Kg7 40. Nf5+ Kf6
41. Nxd6 Rxc1+ 42. Kg2 Ke5 43. Nf7+ Kf6 44. Nd6 Bd3 45. Rb6 Ke5 46. Nf7+ Kf5 47.
Re6 f3+ 48. Kg3 Rg1+ 49. Kh4 Rg2 50. Nh6+ Kf4 51. Ng4 Rxg4+ 52. hxg4 Bxc4 53.
Rf6+ Ke5 54. Rf5+ Kd6 55. Kg3 Bxd5 56. Rh5 e3 57. fxe3 Be4 58. Rf5 Ke6 59. Rxf3
Bxf3 60. Kxf3 h5 61. gxh5 Kf5 62. h6 1-0

[Event "Saint Louis Rapid 2017"]
[Site "Saint Louis USA"]
[Date "2017.08.15"]
[Round "6.1"]
[White "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Black "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2783"]
[BlackElo "2812"]
[ECO "B51"]
[Opening "Sicilian"]
[Variation "Canal-Sokolsky (Nimzovich-Rossolimo, Moscow) attack"]
[WhiteFideId "5000017"]
[BlackFideId "4100018"]
[EventDate "2017.08.14"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. d4 cxd4 5. Qxd4 a6 6. Bxd7+ Bxd7 7. Nc3 e5 8.
Qd3 h6 9. Nd2 Be6 10. Nc4 Rc8 11. Ne3 Nf6 12. O-O Be7 13. Rd1 O-O 14. Bd2 Rc5
15. a4 Qc8 16. Be1 Rd8 17. b4 Rc7 18. a5 Bc4 19. Qd2 d5 20. Ncxd5 Nxd5 21. exd5
Bg5 22. d6 Rcd7 23. Qc3 Bxe3 24. Qxe3 Rxd6 25. Rxd6 Rxd6 26. Qxe5 Qc6 27. Qc5
Qxc5 28. bxc5 Re6 29. Bc3 Bd5 30. Re1 Rxe1+ 31. Bxe1 f6 1/2-1/2

[Event "Saint Louis Rapid 2017"]
[Site "Saint Louis USA"]
[Date "2017.08.15"]
[Round "6.2"]
[White "Aronian, Levon"]
[Black "Caruana, Fabiano"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2799"]
[BlackElo "2807"]
[ECO "A29"]
[Opening "English"]
[Variation "four knights, kingside fianchetto"]
[WhiteFideId "13300474"]
[BlackFideId "2020009"]
[EventDate "2017.08.14"]

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Bc5 7. O-O O-O 8.
Nxd5 Qxd5 9. Ng5 Qd8 10. Nxh7 Re8 11. Ng5 Qxg5 12. Bxc6 bxc6 13. d4 Qh5 14. dxc5
e4 15. h4 Qg4 16. Bf4 Qh3 17. Qd4 Bg4 18. Qe3 Rad8 19. Rad1 Rd5 20. Rxd5 cxd5
21. f3 d4 22. Qf2 exf3 23. exf3 d3 24. Qg2 Qxg2+ 25. Kxg2 Re2+ 26. Rf2 Bh3+ 27.
Kg1 Re1+ 28. Kh2 Bf1 29. Bxc7 Be2 30. Bf4 Kf8 31. g4 Rb1 32. c6 Rxb2 33. c7 Rc2
34. Kg3 Ke7 35. h5 f6 36. Rh2 Kf7 37. Kf2 Ke6 38. Ke3 Kd7 39. h6 gxh6 40. Rxh6
Bf1 41. Rh8 d2 42. Rd8+ Ke7 43. Rxd2 Rc3+ 44. Kd4 Rc6 45. Kd5 Rc3 46. Rh2 Ba6
47. Rh7+ Ke8 48. Bd6 Bb7+ 49. Kd4 Rc6 50. Bc5 a6 51. Re7+ Kf8 52. Re6+ 1-0

[Event "Saint Louis Rapid 2017"]
[Site "Saint Louis USA"]
[Date "2017.08.15"]
[Round "6.3"]
[White "Nepomniachtchi, Ian"]
[Black "Le, Quang Liem"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2751"]
[BlackElo "2739"]
[ECO "C45"]
[Opening "Scotch game"]
[WhiteFideId "4168119"]
[BlackFideId "12401137"]
[EventDate "2017.08.14"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 5. Nxc6 Qf6 6. Qf3 bxc6 7. Nc3 d6 8.
Qg3 h5 9. h4 Bd4 10. Bg5 Qe5 11. Qxe5+ Bxe5 12. O-O-O Bxc3 13. bxc3 Be6 14. Rd4
f6 15. Be3 Nh6 16. f3 a5 17. Ra4 Ke7 18. c4 c5 19. Bd2 Nf7 20. f4 Bd7 21. Ra3
Bc6 22. Bd3 a4 23. Re1 Rae8 24. Be2 Kd8 25. Rg3 Reg8 26. Bf3 Nh6 27. Bc3 Ng4 28.
Bxg4 hxg4 29. Rxg4 Ke8 30. e5 dxe5 31. fxe5 f5 32. Rf4 Be4 33. Bd2 Kd7 34. g4
Rxh4 35. e6+ Kc6 36. gxf5 Rxf4 37. Bxf4 Bxf5 38. e7 Kd7 39. Bg5 Bg6 40. Re5 Rh8
41. Rd5+ Ke6 42. Rxc5 Kd6 43. Rd5+ Ke6 44. Rc5 Kd6 45. Ra5 Rh5 46. Kd2 Be8 47.
Ke3 Ke6 48. Rc5 Rh2 49. Kd3 Rg2 50. a3 Kd6 51. Rd5+ Ke6 52. Kc3 Bg6 53. Kb4 Be8
54. Kc3 Bg6 55. Rc5 Kd6 56. Ra5 Be8 57. Kb4 Ke6 58. Rc5 Rg1 59. Rd5 Rg2 60. Rc5
Rg1 61. Ka5 Rg3 62. Bc1 Kxe7 63. Rxc7+ Ke6 64. Kb4 Rg2 65. Be3 g5 66. c5 Rxc2
67. Bxg5 Kd5 68. Be3 Rc4+ 69. Ka5 Rc3 70. Re7 Bc6 71. Bf4 1/2-1/2

[Event "Saint Louis Rapid 2017"]
[Site "Saint Louis USA"]
[Date "2017.08.15"]
[Round "6.4"]
[White "Navara, David"]
[Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2737"]
[BlackElo "2792"]
[ECO "E62"]
[Opening "King's Indian"]
[Variation "fianchetto, Simagin variation"]
[WhiteFideId "309095"]
[BlackFideId "2016192"]
[EventDate "2017.08.14"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 d6 6. Nc3 Nc6 7. O-O Bg4 8. d5
Na5 9. b3 c5 10. dxc6 bxc6 11. Bb2 Rb8 12. Qd2 Qc7 13. h3 Be6 14. Rab1 Bxc4 15.
bxc4 Nxc4 16. Qc2 Rxb2 17. Rxb2 Nxb2 18. Nd2 Qa5 19. Nb3 Qa3 20. Nb1 Qxa2 21.
Nc1 Qa1 22. Nb3 Qa4 23. Qxb2 Rb8 24. Nc5 Rxb2 25. Nxa4 Rc2 26. Nbc3 d5 27. Rb1
Ne8 28. Rb8 Kf8 29. Nc5 Bxc3 30. Nd7+ Kg7 31. Rxe8 Rxe2 32. Bf1 Re6 33. Nc5 Rf6
34. Nd7 Re6 35. Nc5 Re1 36. Nd3 Re6 37. Nc5 Rf6 38. Nd7 Rd6 39. Rxe7 a5 40. Nc5
Bd4 41. Nb7 Rf6 42. Re2 a4 43. Ra2 a3 44. Na5 Bb6 45. Nb3 c5 46. Bg2 c4 47. Nc1
Rf5 48. Kh2 Bc5 49. f4 g5 50. g4 Rxf4 51. Bxd5 Bd6 52. Kg2 Rd4 53. Bf3 c3 54.
Ne2 Rd3 55. Rc2 Be5 56. Nc1 Rd6 57. Na2 Rd3 58. Be4 Rg3+ 59. Kf2 Rxh3 60. Bf3 h5
61. gxh5 g4 62. Bg2 Rxh5 63. Nxc3 Bd4+ 64. Ke2 Rc5 65. Kd3 Rxc3+ 66. Rxc3 Bxc3
67. Kxc3 Kf6 68. Kb3 Ke5 69. Kxa3 f5 70. Kb3 Kd4 71. Kc2 Ke3 0-1

[Event "Saint Louis Rapid 2017"]
[Site "Saint Louis USA"]
[Date "2017.08.15"]
[Round "6.5"]
[White "Dominguez Perez, Leinier"]
[Black "Karjakin, Sergey"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2739"]
[BlackElo "2773"]
[ECO "C65"]
[Opening "Ruy Lopez"]
[Variation "Berlin defence"]
[WhiteFideId "3503240"]
[BlackFideId "14109603"]
[EventDate "2017.08.14"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. Qe2 Nd7 8.
Nc4 Re8 9. Bd2 b5 10. Ne3 Nf8 11. O-O-O a5 12. Kb1 a4 13. Nf5 b4 14. g4 Be6 15.
Be3 Bd6 16. d4 exd4 17. Bxd4 f6 18. Qe3 Bxf5 19. gxf5 Qe7 20. Rhe1 c5 21. e5
cxd4 22. exd6 Qxd6 23. Qxd4 Qxd4 24. Nxd4 Rxe1 25. Rxe1 c5 26. Nc6 Ra6 27. Ne7+
Kf7 28. Nc8 Rc6 29. Re7+ Kg8 30. Re8 Kf7 31. Re7+ Kg8 32. Re8 g6 33. Ne7+ Kf7
34. Rxf8+ Kxe7 35. Rh8 gxf5 36. Rxh7+ Ke6 37. Rh4 Rc8 38. a3 Rb8 39. Kc1 Ke5 40.
Rc4 Kd5 41. Rf4 Ke5 42. Rc4 Kd5 43. Rf4 1/2-1/2

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