Paris: Carlsen Did a Dance After Defeating Nakamura, But the American Retains the Lead

Sunday, 12.06.2016 00:05

The third set of games in the Paris leg of the Grand Chess Tour finished on Saturday evening, just as Wales were getting the better of Slovakia in Bordeaux. As a reminder, the points from the blitz games are added to those won in the rapid games.


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If, after the second day’s play, Magnus Carlsen decided to sing (albeit inspired by the opening of the European Championship down the road in St Denis, rather by chess), then the world champion chose to dance after the third. Only a little bit, just a few light movements right on stage. But for such a ‘boring’, non-spectator sport as chess, this was quite an event.

He did his dance after defeating the tournament leader Hikaru Nakamura in the ninth blitz round. And this was after the American had held the initiative and an extra pawn during most of the game. Magnus went on to relate that Nakamura had offered a draw while a pawn up but the world champion felt that the American’s nerves were giving way and he decided to play on.

Despite all that, Nakamura remains the tournament leader after three of the four days, with Carlsen just half a point behind. The other players have a lot of catching up to do.

Today’s ‘game of nerves’ and others can be seen below. Play resumes on Sunday at 15:00 Moscow time (14:00 Paris time).

[Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "1"] [White "Carlsen,M"] [Black "So,W"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2855"] [BlackElo "2770"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "C44"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d3 Nf6 4. g3 d5 5. exd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. Re1 Re8 9. Nc3 Nxc3 10. bxc3 Rb8 11. Rb1 h6 12. Nd2 Ne7 13. Nc4 Ng6 14. d4 Be6 15. Na5 exd4 16. Rxb7 Qf6 17. Rxb8 Rxb8 18. Nc6 Rb1 19. cxd4 Nf4 20. gxf4 Bxf4 21. d5 Bd7 22. Qf3 Bxc6 23. dxc6 Rxc1 24. Rxc1 Bxc1 25. Qxf6 gxf6 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "1"] [White "Caruana,F"] [Black "Nakamura,Hi"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2804"] [BlackElo "2787"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "C50"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 a6 7. a4 O-O 8. Bg5 h6 9. Bh4 g5 10. Nxg5 hxg5 11. Bxg5 Kg7 12. Qf3 Rh8 13. Nd2 Kg6 14. h4 Bg4 15. Bxf6 Qd7 16. Qg3 Kxf6 17. d4 exd4 18. e5+ Ke7 19. Ne4 Rag8 20. Nf6 Qf5 21. Bd3 Qe6 22. b4 Ba7 23. c4 Nxe5 24. Nxg8+ Rxg8 25. Rae1 Kf8 26. f4 Bh5 27. Qxg8+ Kxg8 28. fxe5 dxe5 29. Rf5 Bg6 30. Rfxe5 Qf6 31. Re8+ Kg7 32. Bxg6 d3+ 0-1 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "1"] [White "Vachier Lagrave,M"] [Black "Fressinet,L"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2789"] [BlackElo "2687"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "C65"] 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. Qc2 Bd6 11. d4 Qe7 12. Re1 c5 13. dxe5 Nxe5 14. Nfxe5 Bxe5 15. f4 Bf6 16. e5 Qe6 17. Ne3 Be7 18. c4 f5 19. b3 Qf7 20. Bb2 Be6 21. Rad1 Rad8 22. Nd5 Rd7 23. Qf2 Red8 24. Qf3 Bf8 25. Bc3 b6 26. h3 h5 27. Kh2 Kh8 28. Ne3 Rxd1 29. Rxd1 Rxd1 30. Qxd1 g6 31. Nd5 Qd7 32. Qf3 Kg7 33. Nf6 Qc8 34. Qc6 Kf7 35. Nd5 Qd7 36. Qxd7+ Bxd7 37. Nxc7 Bc8 38. a4 Be7 39. e6+ Bxe6 40. Nxa6 Bd6 41. Be5 Ke7 42. Nc7 Bxc7 43. Bxc7 Kd7 44. Bxb6 Kc6 45. Ba5 Bf7 46. Kg3 Kb7 47. Kh4 Be8 48. Kg5 Bc6 49. Kxg6 Bxg2 50. h4 Bf3 51. Bc3 Bd1 52. a5 Bxb3 53. Kxh5 Bxc4 54. Kg6 1-0 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "1"] [White "Aronian,L"] [Black "Topalov,V"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2792"] [BlackElo "2761"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "D12"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. e3 Bf5 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nh4 Bg6 7. Nxg6 hxg6 8. h3 Nbd7 9. Bd3 a6 10. Bd2 dxc4 11. Bxc4 c5 12. dxc5 Bxc5 13. O-O O-O 14. Be2 Ne5 15. Rc1 Rc8 16. Na4 Be7 17. Rxc8 Qxc8 18. Bc3 Ned7 19. Ba5 Qc6 20. Bf3 Qb5 21. Bc3 Rd8 22. Qc2 Nd5 23. Rd1 N7f6 24. Bd4 Nb4 25. Qb3 Nc6 26. Qxb5 axb5 27. Nc3 Nxd4 28. Rxd4 Rxd4 29. exd4 b4 30. Nb5 b6 31. Kf1 Kf8 32. Bc6 Ne8 33. d5 exd5 34. Bxd5 Nd6 35. Na7 Bf6 36. b3 Bd4 37. Ke2 Bc5 38. g4 Nb5 39. Nxb5 1-0 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "1"] [White "Kramnik,V"] [Black "Giri,A"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2812"] [BlackElo "2782"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "A05"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 c5 3. Bg2 Nc6 4. O-O e5 5. e4 d6 6. d3 g6 7. a3 Bg7 8. Nc3 O-O 9. Rb1 a6 10. b4 b5 11. Be3 cxb4 12. axb4 h6 13. h3 Be6 14. d4 Bc4 15. Re1 Rc8 16. Qd2 Kh7 17. g4 d5 18. Nxe5 Nxe5 19. dxe5 Nxe4 20. Nxe4 dxe4 21. Bxe4 Qxd2 22. Bxd2 Bxe5 23. Bxg6+ fxg6 24. Rxe5 Rf7 25. Be3 Rd8 26. Ra1 Rd6 27. c3 g5 28. Bd4 Kg6 29. Re8 Rf3 30. Kh2 h5 31. Ra8 hxg4 32. hxg4 Rf4 33. Rg8+ Bxg8 34. Be5 Rxf2+ 35. Kg3 Rdd2 0-1 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "2"] [White "So,W"] [Black "Giri,A"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2770"] [BlackElo "2782"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "A45"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. e3 Nc6 5. c3 e6 6. Ngf3 h6 7. Bh4 g5 8. Bg3 Nh5 9. Be5 Nxe5 10. Nxe5 Nf6 11. Bb5+ Nd7 12. Qf3 Qe7 13. h4 Bg7 14. hxg5 hxg5 15. Rxh8+ Bxh8 16. Qh5 Bf6 17. Ndf3 a6 18. Bxd7+ Bxd7 19. Nxg5 O-O-O 20. f4 Rh8 21. Nh7 Bxe5 22. dxe5 f5 23. exf6 Qxh7 24. Qxh7 Rxh7 25. g4 Rh8 26. Kf2 Kd8 27. g5 Be8 28. e4 dxe4 29. b4 cxb4 30. cxb4 Bg6 31. Rd1+ Kc7 32. Rc1+ Kd7 33. Rd1+ Kc7 34. Rc1+ Kd7 35. Rd1+ Kc7 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "2"] [White "Topalov,V"] [Black "Kramnik,V"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2761"] [BlackElo "2812"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "C24"] 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 Bc5 4. Nf3 d6 5. c3 Nc6 6. O-O a6 7. a4 h6 8. Re1 O-O 9. Nbd2 Be6 10. b4 Ba7 11. h3 Bxc4 12. Nxc4 Re8 13. Be3 d5 14. exd5 Qxd5 15. Bxa7 Rxa7 16. Ne3 Qd7 17. Qc2 Raa8 18. Nc4 Qd5 19. Ne3 Qd7 20. Nc4 Qf5 21. b5 axb5 22. axb5 Rxa1 23. Rxa1 e4 24. bxc6 exf3 25. Ne3 Qc8 26. cxb7 Qxb7 27. g3 Qc6 28. Kh2 Nd5 29. Nxd5 Qxd5 30. Qa4 c6 31. Qd4 Qf5 32. g4 Qe6 33. Kg3 Qe2 34. Qd7 Qe5+ 35. Kxf3 Re6 36. Qd4 Rf6+ 37. Kg2 Qxd4 38. cxd4 Rf4 39. Ra4 g5 40. Rc4 Rf6 41. f3 Kf8 42. Rc5 Rd6 43. Rc4 Ke7 44. Kg3 Ke6 45. h4 Kd5 46. Ra4 Rf6 47. hxg5 hxg5 48. Kf2 Re6 49. Rc4 f6 50. Ra4 Re7 51. Rc4 Re6 52. Ra4 Re7 53. Rc4 Re6 54. Ra4 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "2"] [White "Fressinet,L"] [Black "Aronian,L"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2687"] [BlackElo "2792"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "C84"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 d6 7. c3 O-O 8. Re1 b5 9. Bc2 d5 10. Nbd2 d4 11. h3 Nd7 12. a4 Bb7 13. Nb3 Nb6 14. axb5 axb5 15. Rxa8 Bxa8 16. Bd2 Na4 17. Qc1 Bb7 18. cxd4 exd4 19. Na5 Nxa5 20. Bxa5 Nc5 21. b4 Ne6 22. Bb3 Qd7 23. Bxe6 fxe6 24. Qxc7 Qxc7 25. Bxc7 Bxb4 26. Rb1 Bc3 27. Bb6 b4 28. Bxd4 Ba6 29. Bxc3 bxc3 30. Ne1 Rd8 31. Rd1 Kf7 32. f3 Rb8 33. Ra1 Rb6 34. Rc1 Rb3 35. Kf2 Ke7 36. Ke3 Kd6 37. Nc2 e5 38. d4 g5 39. g3 exd4+ 40. Kxd4 Bc8 41. h4 gxh4 42. gxh4 Rb5 43. Ne3 Rb4+ 44. Kxc3 Ra4 45. Kd2 Be6 46. Kd3 Ke5 47. Ng2 Ra3+ 48. Rc3 Rxc3+ 49. Kxc3 Bh3 50. Ne1 Kf4 51. Kd4 Be6 52. Kc5 h5 53. Kd6 Bc4 54. e5 Kg3 55. e6 Kxh4 56. e7 Bb5 57. f4 Kg4 58. f5 Kxf5 59. Nf3 Kf6 60. Nh4 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "2"] [White "Nakamura,Hi"] [Black "Vachier Lagrave,M"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2787"] [BlackElo "2789"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "A29"] 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Nb6 7. O-O Be7 8. Rb1 a5 9. d3 O-O 10. Be3 Be6 11. d4 exd4 12. Nxd4 Nxd4 13. Bxd4 c6 14. f4 Bf6 15. Bc5 Be7 16. Bd4 Bf6 17. Bc5 Be7 18. Bxe7 Qxe7 19. Qd4 Nd5 20. f5 Nxc3 21. bxc3 Bxa2 22. f6 gxf6 23. Ra1 Bd5 24. Bxd5 cxd5 25. Rxf6 Qe4 26. Qd2 Rae8 27. Rxa5 Qe3+ 28. Qxe3 Rxe3 29. Rxd5 Rxe2 30. Rg5+ Kh8 31. Rf2 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "2"] [White "Carlsen,M"] [Black "Caruana,F"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2855"] [BlackElo "2804"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "B40"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 Nc6 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. Be2 Qb6 6. O-O Be7 7. Rb1 O-O 8. a3 Qc7 9. d4 cxd4 10. Nxd4 b6 11. Ndb5 Qb8 12. Be3 Bb7 13. f4 Rd8 14. Kh1 d6 15. Bf3 Nd7 16. Ne2 a6 17. Nbc3 Bf6 18. b4 Ne7 19. Qd3 Ng6 20. g3 Be7 21. Nd4 Qc7 22. Rbc1 Rac8 23. Nce2 Qb8 24. Bg2 Qa8 25. Nc3 Rc7 26. Qe2 Bf6 27. f5 Ngf8 28. Bg1 Rdc8 29. fxe6 fxe6 30. Nb1 b5 31. Nd2 Bg5 32. N4f3 Bh6 33. e5 Nxe5 34. Nxe5 Bxg2+ 35. Qxg2 Qxg2+ 36. Kxg2 Bxd2 37. Rcd1 dxe5 38. Rxd2 bxc4 39. Bb6 c3 40. Rc2 Rd7 41. Bc5 Rd2+ 42. Rf2 Rd3 43. Rf3 e4 44. Rxd3 exd3 45. Rxc3 Rd8 46. Rc1 Ng6 47. Be3 Ne5 48. Bd2 Rd4 49. Kf2 Re4 50. Re1 Rxe1 51. Kxe1 Nc4 52. a4 Kf7 53. b5 axb5 54. a5 Ke7 55. a6 Kd7 56. a7 Nb6 57. Bc3 g6 58. Kd2 Kc6 59. Kxd3 Kb7 60. Ke4 Kxa7 61. Ke5 Kb7 62. Kxe6 Kc6 63. Kf7 Nd5 64. Bd2 b4 65. Bxb4 Nxb4 66. Kg7 Kd6 67. Kxh7 g5 68. Kg6 g4 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "3"] [White "Caruana,F"] [Black "So,W"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2804"] [BlackElo "2770"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "A07"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Bg4 3. Bg2 c6 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 e6 6. Nbd2 Be7 7. h3 Bh5 8. e4 O-O 9. Qe1 a5 10. Nh2 dxe4 11. dxe4 e5 12. Nc4 Nfd7 13. a4 Na6 14. Ng4 f6 15. Nge3 Nb4 16. Bd2 b6 17. h4 Re8 18. Bxb4 Bxb4 19. c3 Bf8 20. b4 Qc7 21. Bh3 Red8 22. Qb1 Bf7 23. Rd1 Ra7 24. Rd3 axb4 25. cxb4 b5 26. axb5 Rxa1 27. Qxa1 cxb5 28. Na3 Nb8 29. Nxb5 Qb6 30. Rxd8 Qxd8 31. Nd5 Nc6 32. Qc3 Nxb4 33. Nxb4 Qb8 34. Bf1 Qa8 35. Nd5 h5 36. Bc4 Qa4 37. Kg2 Bc5 38. Qb3 Qa1 39. Nxf6+ gxf6 40. Bxf7+ Kh8 41. Qf3 1-0 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "3"] [White "Vachier Lagrave,M"] [Black "Carlsen,M"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2789"] [BlackElo "2855"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "C77"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. O-O b5 7. Bb3 Na5 8. Re1 Nxb3 9. axb3 c5 10. Bg5 Be7 11. Nc3 Bb7 12. Bxf6 Bxf6 13. Nd5 Bxd5 14. exd5 O-O 15. c3 a5 16. d4 exd4 17. cxd4 Qb6 18. dxc5 Qxc5 19. Rc1 Qb4 20. Qd3 a4 21. Re4 Qxb3 22. Qxb3 axb3 23. Rb1 Rfc8 24. Rb4 Rc5 25. Rxb3 Rxd5 26. g3 h6 27. Rc1 Ra4 28. Kg2 Kh7 29. Rc7 Kg6 30. Rb7 Ra2 31. R7xb5 Rxb5 32. Rxb5 Rxb2 33. Rd5 Rb6 34. Nd2 Rc6 35. Ne4 Be7 36. g4 Kh7 37. h4 Kg8 38. h5 g6 39. Kf3 Kg7 40. Ke3 Ra6 41. f3 Kf8 42. Rb5 Ra3+ 43. Ke2 Ke8 44. g5 Ra2+ 45. Kd3 hxg5 46. hxg6 Ra3+ 47. Ke2 fxg6 48. Nxg5 Ra7 49. Nh3 Kd7 50. Nf4 Kc6 51. Rb2 g5 52. Rc2+ Kd7 53. Nd5 Bd8 54. Kd3 Ke6 55. Nc3 Ra3 56. Re2+ Kf5 57. Kc4 Bf6 58. Nb5 Rxf3 59. Nxd6+ Kg6 60. Rg2 Rf4+ 61. Kd5 g4 62. Ne4 Bh4 63. Ke5 Bg5 64. Rg1 Bh6 65. Rg2 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "3"] [White "Aronian,L"] [Black "Nakamura,Hi"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2792"] [BlackElo "2787"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "E06"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Qxc4 Bc6 10. Bg5 Bd5 11. Qd3 c5 12. Nc3 Bc6 13. Rfd1 cxd4 14. Bxf6 Bxf6 15. Nxd4 Bxg2 16. Kxg2 Bxd4 17. Qxd4 Nc6 18. Qc5 Qa5 19. Ne4 Rfd8 20. Qxa5 Nxa5 21. Nc5 Rxd1 22. Rxd1 h6 23. Rd7 b5 24. b3 Rc8 25. Nxa6 bxa4 26. bxa4 Rc4 27. Ra7 Rxa4 28. Nc5 Ra1 29. Ra8+ Kh7 30. Nd7 g5 31. Ne5 Nb3 32. Rxa1 Nxa1 33. Nxf7 Kg6 34. Nd6 Nb3 35. g4 Nd2 36. h3 Kf6 37. f3 Ke5 38. Nf7+ Kf6 39. Nd8 Ke7 40. Nc6+ Kd6 41. Nb4 Ke5 42. Kf2 Nc4 43. Nc6+ Kd6 44. Nd4 Ke5 45. e3 Kd5 46. Ke2 Ne5 47. Nb5 Kc6 48. Nc3 Kd6 49. Ne4+ Ke7 50. f4 gxf4 51. exf4 Nc6 52. Ke3 Kf7 53. h4 h5 54. g5 Ne7 55. Nd6+ Kf8 56. Ke4 Ng6 57. f5 exf5+ 58. Nxf5 Kf7 59. Kd5 Nf4+ 60. Ke5 Ng6+ 61. Ke4 Ke6 62. Nd4+ Kf7 63. Nf3 Ke6 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "3"] [White "Kramnik,V"] [Black "Fressinet,L"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2812"] [BlackElo "2687"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "B32"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Qb6 5. Nb3 Nf6 6. Nc3 e6 7. Qe2 Qc7 8. f4 Bb4 9. Bd2 Bxc3 10. bxc3 d6 11. g4 b6 12. Bg2 Bb7 13. g5 Nd7 14. h4 Na5 15. Nxa5 bxa5 16. Rb1 Nc5 17. h5 O-O 18. g6 h6 19. gxf7+ Qxf7 20. O-O Rae8 21. c4 Ba6 22. Bxa5 Rc8 23. Bb4 Rfd8 24. Rf2 Nd7 25. Bxd6 Bxc4 26. Qf3 Nf6 27. Be5 Bxa2 28. Ra1 Bc4 29. f5 Qxh5 30. Qxh5 Nxh5 31. Rxa7 Rf8 32. Bh3 Rce8 33. Rc7 Rc8 34. Rxc8 Rxc8 35. fxe6 Re8 36. Bg4 g6 37. Bxh5 gxh5 38. Rg2+ 1-0 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "3"] [White "Giri,A"] [Black "Topalov,V"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2782"] [BlackElo "2761"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "D78"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 Nf6 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 c6 7. b3 Bf5 8. Bb2 a5 9. Nc3 Ne4 10. e3 Nxc3 11. Bxc3 Be4 12. Qe2 e6 13. Rfc1 Nd7 14. Bf1 Bxf3 15. Qxf3 Nf6 16. Qe2 Ne4 17. Be1 Re8 18. Bg2 Nd6 19. Rab1 h5 20. h4 Qd7 21. a4 Bf8 22. Qd3 Bg7 23. Qc2 Bf6 24. Bh3 Qd8 25. Qd1 Kg7 26. Bg2 Qd7 27. Bf1 Rec8 28. cxd5 exd5 29. b4 axb4 30. Bxb4 Ne4 31. Be1 Bd8 32. Rb2 Ba5 33. Rcb1 Nd6 34. Bb4 Bxb4 35. Rxb4 Ra7 36. Kh2 Qe7 37. Bd3 Rca8 38. Bc2 Qf6 39. Kg2 Qe7 40. Qf3 Qf6 41. Qe2 Ra5 42. Rb6 R5a7 43. R6b4 Ra5 44. Qf3 Qxf3+ 45. Kxf3 Kf6 46. Ke2 Ke7 47. f3 R8a7 48. Rb6 Kd8 49. e4 dxe4 50. fxe4 Kc7 51. R6b2 b5 52. axb5 Nxb5 53. Kd3 Ra3+ 54. Rb3 Ra2 55. Rf1 Kd8 56. d5 Rd7 57. Bb1 Ra5 58. Ke3 cxd5 59. exd5 Nc7 60. d6 Re5+ 1-0 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "4"] [White "So,W"] [Black "Topalov,V"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2770"] [BlackElo "2761"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "D12"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bf5 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nh4 Bg6 7. Bd2 Nbd7 8. Nxg6 hxg6 9. Qc2 a6 10. h3 dxc4 11. Bxc4 c5 12. O-O cxd4 13. exd4 Bd6 14. d5 e5 15. Rad1 Rc8 16. Be2 Qe7 17. Rfe1 O-O 18. Bg5 Rfe8 19. Bg4 Rc7 20. Qe2 Qf8 21. Bxd7 Rxd7 22. Qf3 Nh7 23. Bd2 f5 24. Qg3 Qf7 25. h4 Nf6 26. Bg5 Ng4 27. Rd2 Bc5 28. Kh1 Bd4 29. f3 Nf6 30. Bxf6 gxf6 31. Ne2 Rxd5 32. Nxd4 Rxd4 33. Rc2 Qh7 34. Kg1 Rxh4 35. Rc7 Rh1+ 36. Kf2 f4 37. Qg4 Qh4+ 38. Qxh4 Rxh4 39. Rxb7 Rc8 40. Rb6 Rc2+ 41. Re2 Rxe2+ 42. Kxe2 Kg7 43. Rxa6 Rh1 44. a4 Rg1 45. Kf2 Rb1 46. Rb6 Ra1 47. b3 f5 48. Rb5 Ra2+ 49. Kf1 Kf6 50. Rb6+ Kg5 51. Re6 Rb2 52. Rxe5 Rxb3 53. Re6 Ra3 54. Ra6 Ra2 55. Kg1 Kh5 56. Kh2 g5 57. Ra5 Kh4 58. Rxf5 Rxa4 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "4"] [White "Fressinet,L"] [Black "Giri,A"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2687"] [BlackElo "2782"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "D38"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. Qa4+ Nc6 8. e3 O-O 9. Be2 dxc4 10. Bxc4 Bxc3+ 11. bxc3 Bd7 12. O-O Qe7 13. Be2 b6 14. Qb3 Rac8 15. Rfd1 Na5 16. Qb2 c5 17. a4 Rfd8 18. Ne5 Be8 19. Bb5 Rc7 20. Bxe8 Qxe8 21. Qb5 f6 22. Qxe8+ Rxe8 23. Nd3 cxd4 24. cxd4 Rec8 25. h4 Kf7 26. h5 Rc3 27. Nf4 Nb3 28. Ra2 Rc1 29. Rxc1 Rxc1+ 30. Kh2 Rc4 31. Kg3 e5 32. dxe5 fxe5 33. Nd3 Ke6 34. Rb2 Rc3 35. Ne1 Nc5 36. a5 bxa5 37. Rb5 a4 38. Nf3 Ne4+ 39. Kh2 Rc5 40. Rb7 Ra5 41. Rxg7 a3 42. Rg6+ Nf6 43. Ne1 a2 44. Nc2 Rc5 45. Na1 Rc1 46. Nb3 Rb1 47. Nc5+ 0-1 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "4"] [White "Nakamura,Hi"] [Black "Kramnik,V"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2787"] [BlackElo "2812"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "D35"] 1. c4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 c6 6. e3 Bd6 7. Bd3 O-O 8. Qc2 h6 9. Bh4 Re8 10. Nf3 Be6 11. Ne5 c5 12. O-O cxd4 13. exd4 Nc6 14. Nxc6 bxc6 15. Bg3 Nh5 16. Na4 Nxg3 17. hxg3 Rc8 18. Rfe1 Qf6 19. Rad1 Bg4 20. Rxe8+ Rxe8 21. Qxc6 Rc8 22. Qa6 Bxg3 23. fxg3 Qxa6 24. Bxa6 Bxd1 25. Bxc8 Bxa4 26. Bb7 Kf8 27. Bxd5 Ke7 28. Kf2 f5 29. Ke3 g5 30. Bb7 Kd6 31. b3 Bd7 32. Bf3 Be6 33. Kd3 Bf7 34. Kc3 h5 35. a4 g4 36. Bb7 Kc7 37. Ba8 Kb8 38. Bc6 Kc7 39. Bb5 Bd5 40. Bf1 Kd6 41. b4 f4 42. gxf4 h4 43. f5 Ke7 44. Kd3 Kf6 45. Ke3 Kxf5 46. b5 g3 47. a5 Kg5 48. Be2 Bxg2 49. Bf3 Bf1 50. b6 axb6 51. axb6 Ba6 52. b7 Bxb7 53. Bxb7 h3 54. Kf3 g2 55. Kf2 Kf4 56. Ba8 Kf5 57. Bc6 Kf4 58. Bb7 Kf5 59. Bc8+ 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "4"] [White "Carlsen,M"] [Black "Aronian,L"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2855"] [BlackElo "2792"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "C65"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. h3 Be6 7. Nc3 Qd6 8. Na4 Bb6 9. O-O O-O 10. b3 h6 11. Bb2 Nd7 12. Nxb6 axb6 13. d4 exd4 14. Nxd4 c5 15. Nb5 Qc6 16. c4 f6 17. f4 Rfe8 18. Qf3 Re7 19. a4 Nf8 20. Nc3 Qe8 21. Rae1 c6 22. f5 Bf7 23. e5 fxe5 24. Ne4 Nh7 25. Qg3 Rd7 26. Bxe5 Qf8 27. Kh2 b5 28. Nxc5 Rd2 29. Ne6 1-0 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "4"] [White "Caruana,F"] [Black "Vachier Lagrave,M"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2804"] [BlackElo "2789"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "A00"] 1. g3 e5 2. Bg2 d5 3. c4 Nf6 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Nc3 Nb6 6. e3 Nc6 7. Nge2 h5 8. h3 h4 9. g4 f5 10. d4 exd4 11. exd4 fxg4 12. Qd3 Qf6 13. Ne4 Bb4+ 14. Bd2 Qe7 15. O-O-O Bxd2+ 16. Rxd2 gxh3 17. Bxh3 Bxh3 18. Rxh3 O-O-O 19. N4c3 Kb8 20. Qg6 Nc4 21. Rd1 Rhf8 22. f4 Qb4 23. Qc2 Rfe8 24. d5 Ne7 25. Rd4 Nf5 26. Qxf5 Qxb2+ 27. Kd1 Ne3+ 28. Rxe3 Rxe3 29. d6 cxd6 30. Rd3 Ree8 31. Qa5 d5 32. Rd4 Qb6 33. Qxb6 axb6 34. Rd3 d4 35. Nb5 Re3 36. Rxe3 dxe3+ 37. Ke1 h3 38. Ng3 Rd2 39. Nc3 h2 40. Nce2 Rxa2 41. Kf1 b5 42. Kg2 b4 43. Kxh2 b3 44. Kh3 b2 45. Nc3 Ra3 46. Nge2 Rxc3 0-1 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "5"] [White "Vachier Lagrave,M"] [Black "So,W"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2789"] [BlackElo "2770"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "C77"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 b5 6. Bb3 Bc5 7. Nc3 d6 8. Nd5 h6 9. c3 Rb8 10. O-O O-O 11. d4 Ba7 12. Qd3 exd4 13. cxd4 Nxd5 14. exd5 Ne7 15. Re1 Bf5 16. Qc3 Re8 17. Bd2 Qd7 18. Rac1 Bb6 19. Nh4 Bh7 20. Qg3 Ng6 21. Nf3 Rxe1+ 22. Rxe1 Re8 23. Rxe8+ Qxe8 24. h4 Qe4 25. h5 Ne7 26. Be3 Kf8 27. Nd2 Qf5 28. Qh4 Ke8 29. Qg3 Kf8 30. Qh4 Ke8 31. Qg3 Qf6 32. Qg4 Nf5 33. Ne4 Qh4 34. Qxh4 Nxh4 35. Ng3 Nf5 36. Nxf5 Bxf5 37. f3 Ke7 38. Kf2 Bd3 39. g4 f6 40. Ke1 Ba5+ 41. Bd2 Bxd2+ 42. Kxd2 Bf1 43. Ke3 f5 44. Kf4 Kf6 45. a3 Bd3 46. Ke3 Bb1 47. Kf4 Bd3 48. Ke3 Bf1 49. Kf4 a5 50. Bc2 fxg4 51. fxg4 Bg2 52. Bd3 b4 53. axb4 axb4 54. Be4 Bxe4 55. Kxe4 Kg5 56. Kf3 g6 57. hxg6 Kxg6 58. b3 Kg5 59. Kg3 h5 60. gxh5 Kxh5 61. Kh3 Kg5 62. Kg3 Kf5 63. Kf3 Kg5 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "5"] [White "Aronian,L"] [Black "Caruana,F"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2792"] [BlackElo "2804"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "B08"] 1. Nf3 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. e4 Bg7 5. h3 O-O 6. Be3 a6 7. a4 b6 8. Qd2 Bb7 9. Bd3 Nbd7 10. O-O c5 11. d5 Qc7 12. Rad1 c4 13. Be2 Nc5 14. Bxc5 Qxc5 15. Nd4 b5 16. axb5 axb5 17. Ndxb5 Nxe4 18. Nxe4 Qxb5 19. b3 Qb6 20. Bxc4 e5 21. Qe3 Qc7 22. Ra1 h6 23. Nc3 Qe7 24. Nb5 Ba6 25. Ra4 Bxb5 26. Bxb5 f5 27. Bc6 Rxa4 28. bxa4 e4 29. f4 g5 30. Kh1 gxf4 31. Qxf4 Qe5 32. a5 Qxf4 33. Rxf4 Be5 34. Rf1 Bd4 35. g3 Kg7 36. Bd7 Kg6 37. a6 Kg5 38. Kg2 h5 39. h4+ Kg6 40. Rd1 Bc5 41. Rf1 Bd4 42. c4 Bc5 43. Ra1 Bd4 44. Ra2 Ra8 45. Bc6 Ra7 46. Bb7 Kf6 47. Kf1 Ke5 48. Ke2 Bc5 49. Ra1 Kd4 50. Rf1 Ke5 51. Rb1 Kd4 52. Rf1 Ke5 53. Rd1 Bd4 54. Rb1 Bc5 55. Rb5 Kd4 56. Rb1 Ke5 57. Rf1 Bd4 58. Kd2 Bc5 59. Kc3 Bd4+ 60. Kd2 Bc5 61. Ke2 Bd4 62. Bc8 Rf7 63. Be6 Rf8 64. Rb1 Ra8 65. Rf1 Rf8 66. Bd7 Rf7 67. Be8 Ra7 68. Bg6 Bc5 69. Rxf5+ Kd4 70. Rf4 Rxa6 71. Rxe4+ Kc3 72. Bxh5 Bd4 73. Kf3 Be5 74. Kg4 Ra1 75. Bg6 Rg1 76. h5 Rxg3+ 77. Kf5 Bd4 78. Ke6 Bc5 79. Kf7 Bd4 80. Ke6 Bc5 81. Rh4 Re3+ 82. Kf7 Bd4 83. h6 Rf3+ 84. Ke8 Rg3 85. Bf7 Bf6 86. Rh5 Re3+ 87. Kf8 Kxc4 88. h7 Bh8 89. Kg8 Be5 90. Rxe5 1-0 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "5"] [White "Kramnik,V"] [Black "Carlsen,M"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2812"] [BlackElo "2855"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "C55"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. Re1 d6 7. a4 Na5 8. Ba2 c5 9. Nbd2 Nc6 10. c3 Be6 11. Bxe6 fxe6 12. b4 cxb4 13. cxb4 Nxb4 14. Qb3 d5 15. Nxe5 Rc8 16. Rb1 Nc2 17. Rf1 Nd4 18. Qd1 Qc7 19. Ndf3 dxe4 20. dxe4 Nxf3+ 21. Nxf3 Nxe4 22. Qe2 Qc4 23. Qxc4 Rxc4 24. Rxb7 Bc5 25. Bb2 Nf6 26. Ng5 Re8 27. a5 h6 28. Nf7 Re7 29. Rxe7 Bxe7 30. Ne5 Rc2 31. Bd4 Bc5 32. Nc6 a6 33. Ra1 Bd6 34. Bxf6 Rxc6 35. Bd4 Bc7 36. g3 Kf7 37. Kg2 h5 38. Kf3 e5 39. Be3 Ke6 40. Ra4 Kd5 41. g4 g6 42. gxh5 gxh5 43. Rh4 Rf6+ 44. Ke2 Rf5 45. Bb6 Bd6 46. f3 Be7 47. Ra4 Rg5 48. Kf1 Rg6 49. Ra2 Rc6 50. Rd2+ Ke6 51. Kg2 Rc3 52. Re2 Kf5 53. Re4 Rc2+ 54. Kh3 Bg5 55. Be3 Rc3 0-1 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "5"] [White "Giri,A"] [Black "Nakamura,Hi"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2782"] [BlackElo "2787"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "C65"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O Re8 7. Bg5 a6 8. Ba4 h6 9. Bh4 b5 10. Bc2 g5 11. Bg3 d6 12. Nbd2 Bb6 13. a4 Rb8 14. axb5 axb5 15. Kh1 Kg7 16. Re1 Nh7 17. Nf1 h5 18. h4 g4 19. N3h2 Ne7 20. d4 Ng6 21. Ne3 Be6 22. Nf5+ Kh8 23. f3 exd4 24. cxd4 Bxf5 25. exf5 Rxe1+ 26. Qxe1 Ngf8 27. fxg4 hxg4 28. Nxg4 Nf6 29. Qd1 Nxg4 30. Qxg4 Qf6 31. Rd1 Nh7 32. Bf2 Qh6 33. Kg1 Rg8 34. Qf3 Nf6 35. Bb3 Rg7 36. Re1 Qd2 37. Qe2 Qf4 38. d5 Ng4 39. Bxb6 Qh2+ 40. Kf1 Qh1+ 41. Bg1 Nh2+ 42. Kf2 Rxg2+ 43. Ke3 Rxe2+ 44. Kxe2 Qf3+ 45. Kd2 Qxb3 46. Bd4+ Kh7 0-1 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "5"] [White "Topalov,V"] [Black "Fressinet,L"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2761"] [BlackElo "2687"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "C24"] 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 Bc5 4. Nf3 d6 5. O-O Nc6 6. c3 a6 7. a4 h6 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. Re1 Ne7 10. Nf1 Ng6 11. Ng3 c6 12. Bb3 Ba7 13. d4 Re8 14. h3 d5 15. Nxe5 Nxe5 16. dxe5 Nxe4 17. Nxe4 dxe4 18. Qxd8 Rxd8 19. g4 h5 20. Rxe4 Be6 21. Bc2 Bd5 22. Rb4 hxg4 23. Rxg4 Be6 24. Rg3 Rd5 25. Bg5 Kf8 26. Re1 Bb8 27. Bf4 Bc7 28. h4 Rad8 29. h5 Bb6 30. h6 gxh6 31. Bxh6+ Ke8 32. Kg2 Kd7 33. Bb3 Ra5 34. Bc2 Rd5 35. Be4 Ra5 36. Bg5 Re8 37. Bc2 Kc8 38. b4 Rd5 39. Bf6 Rd2 40. Be4 Bxf2 41. Rf1 Be1+ 42. Kf3 Bxg3 43. Kxg3 Rg8+ 44. Kf4 Bd5 45. Bf5+ Kc7 46. a5 Rgg2 47. Re1 Rdf2+ 48. Ke3 Rxf5 0-1 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "6"] [White "So,W"] [Black "Fressinet,L"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2770"] [BlackElo "2687"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "A45"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. e3 Nc6 5. c3 Qb6 6. Qc2 Bg4 7. dxc5 Qxc5 8. Ngf3 e6 9. Qa4 Bxf3 10. Nxf3 Ne4 11. Bd3 Nxg5 12. Nxg5 Be7 13. Qf4 Bxg5 14. Qxg5 O-O 15. O-O Rac8 16. e4 h6 17. Qh5 Rfd8 18. Rad1 Qb6 19. exd5 Rxd5 20. Bh7+ Kf8 21. Rxd5 exd5 22. Re1 Re8 23. Rxe8+ Kxe8 24. Qe2+ Kf8 25. Bf5 d4 26. Bd7 Ne7 27. cxd4 Qxd4 28. Bb5 g6 29. g3 h5 30. Bc4 Nf5 31. Bd3 Nd6 32. h4 b6 33. b3 a5 34. a4 Qc3 35. Qd1 Ke7 36. Qe2+ Kf8 37. Qd1 Ke7 38. Qe2+ Kf8 39. Qd1 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "6"] [White "Nakamura,Hi"] [Black "Topalov,V"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2787"] [BlackElo "2761"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "E46"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Nge2 d5 6. a3 Bd6 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Ng3 Re8 9. Bd3 c5 10. dxc5 Bxc5 11. O-O Nc6 12. b4 Bb6 13. Nce2 d4 14. e4 Ne5 15. Bf4 Nfg4 16. h3 Nxd3 17. Qxd3 Ne5 18. Bxe5 Rxe5 19. f4 Re8 20. f5 Bd7 21. Kh1 Rc8 22. Rf4 Qg5 23. Rg4 Qe3 24. Qxe3 dxe3 25. Nh5 Bb5 26. Rxg7+ Kh8 27. Rxf7 Bxe2 28. Nf6 Rc7 29. Rxc7 Bxc7 30. Nxe8 Bg3 31. e5 Bb5 32. Nd6 Bd3 33. Nxb7 e2 34. e6 Bxf5 35. e7 Bg6 36. b5 Kg8 37. a4 Kf7 38. a5 Bc2 39. Nc5 Kxe7 40. b6 axb6 41. axb6 Kd6 42. Rc1 1-0 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "6"] [White "Carlsen,M"] [Black "Giri,A"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2855"] [BlackElo "2782"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "B50"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 g6 5. e5 dxe5 6. Nxe5 e6 7. Qf3 Nbd7 8. Bb5 Bg7 9. Bxd7+ Bxd7 10. Qxb7 O-O 11. Nc3 Be8 12. Nc6 Bxc6 13. Qxc6 Nd5 14. Nxd5 exd5 15. O-O Rc8 16. Qa4 Qc7 17. c3 Qb7 18. Re1 Rc6 19. Re2 Rb6 20. Qc2 Rb8 21. Rb1 Qa6 22. Bf4 Rc8 23. b3 c4 24. bxc4 dxc4 25. d4 Rxb1+ 26. Qxb1 h5 27. h4 Qa5 28. Re3 Qd5 29. Qe4 Qd7 30. d5 Bf6 31. g3 Qg4 32. d6 Kh7 33. Qd5 Rb8 34. Qxf7+ 1-0 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "6"] [White "Caruana,F"] [Black "Kramnik,V"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2804"] [BlackElo "2812"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "C65"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 d6 5. O-O Bd7 6. Re1 g6 7. c3 Bg7 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. Ba4 Nh5 10. Nf1 Kh8 11. h3 f5 12. exf5 gxf5 13. d4 e4 14. Ng5 Nf6 15. d5 Ne5 16. Bxd7 Qxd7 17. Ne6 Nd3 18. Re3 Nxd5 19. Rxd3 exd3 20. Nxf8 Rxf8 21. Qxd3 c6 22. Bd2 Re8 23. Ng3 Rf8 24. Nh5 Be5 25. f4 Bg7 26. Re1 Nf6 27. Ng3 Ng8 28. Be3 Qe6 29. Bf2 Qg6 30. Bxa7 c5 31. Bb6 Bh6 32. Qf3 Nf6 33. Re6 Qf7 34. Rxd6 Qxa2 35. Bxc5 Qxb2 36. Bd4 Bg7 37. Kh2 Qb1 38. Rb6 Qc2 39. Rxb7 Ne8 40. Rxg7 Nxg7 41. Nh5 Rg8 42. Nxg7 1-0 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "6"] [White "Vachier Lagrave,M"] [Black "Aronian,L"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2789"] [BlackElo "2792"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "C67"] 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 h6 11. Rd1 Ne7 12. Bf4 Ng6 13. Bg3 Bc5 14. e6 Bxe6 15. Bxc7 Rc8 16. Ne4 Bxf2+ 17. Kxf2 Rxc7 18. Nc5 Bc8 19. Rd2 f6 20. Re1+ Kf7 21. Ne4 Rf8 22. c4 Kg8 23. c5 Be6 24. Nd4 Bd5 25. Nc3 Bf7 26. Ne6 Bxe6 27. Rxe6 Kf7 28. Re3 Ne5 29. b3 Rd7 30. Rxd7+ Nxd7 31. Ne4 Rb8 32. b4 Ne5 33. Ra3 a6 34. Rg3 g6 35. Rc3 Ke6 36. Ke3 Rd8 37. Nd6 b6 38. Ne4 b5 39. Nd6 h5 40. Ke4 Nf7 41. Nxf7 Kxf7 42. Ra3 Ra8 43. g4 hxg4 44. hxg4 Ke6 45. Kf4 Kd5 46. Rd3+ Kc4 47. Rd6 a5 48. a3 a4 49. Rxc6 Kb3 50. Rb6 Kxa3 51. Rxb5 Kb3 52. c6 a3 53. Ra5 Rxa5 54. bxa5 a2 55. c7 a1=Q 56. c8=Q Qd4+ 57. Kf3 Qd3+ 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "7"] [White "Aronian,L"] [Black "So,W"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2792"] [BlackElo "2770"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "A30"] 1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. e3 Nf6 5. d4 cxd4 6. exd4 d5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Qb3 e6 9. Bb5 Bg7 10. O-O O-O 11. Bxc6 bxc6 12. Na4 Qd6 13. Re1 Rb8 14. Qd1 Ne7 15. Bd2 Nf5 16. Bc3 Rd8 17. Re4 Rb5 18. Qe1 Rd5 19. Ba5 Rd7 20. Bb4 Qb8 21. Nc5 Rd8 22. Nb3 Ba6 23. Ne5 Nxd4 24. Nxd4 Bxe5 25. Nxc6 Bxh2+ 26. Kh1 Bd6 27. Nxb8 Rh5+ 28. Kg1 Bh2+ 29. Kh1 Bxb8+ 30. Kg1 Bh2+ 31. Kh1 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "7"] [White "Kramnik,V"] [Black "Vachier Lagrave,M"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2812"] [BlackElo "2789"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "A48"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bg5 Bg7 4. c3 O-O 5. Nbd2 d6 6. e4 c5 7. d5 h6 8. Bh4 e6 9. dxe6 Bxe6 10. Be2 Nc6 11. O-O Qc7 12. Re1 Rad8 13. Qc2 d5 14. Bb5 g5 15. Bg3 Qb6 16. exd5 Bxd5 17. a4 Na5 18. b4 cxb4 19. cxb4 Nc6 20. Nc4 Nxb4 21. Qf5 Qc5 22. Ne3 Qc8 23. Qxc8 Rxc8 24. Bd6 Nc2 25. Nxc2 Rxc2 26. Nd4 Rd2 27. Bxf8 Bxf8 28. Rad1 Rxd1 29. Rxd1 a6 30. Bd3 Bc5 31. Nf5 h5 32. Rc1 Nd7 33. a5 Kf8 34. g3 Bc6 35. Be2 Be4 36. Ne3 g4 37. h3 h4 38. Bxg4 Bxe3 39. fxe3 f5 40. Bxf5 1-0 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "7"] [White "Giri,A"] [Black "Caruana,F"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2782"] [BlackElo "2804"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "B41"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. g3 b5 6. Bg2 Bb7 7. O-O Nf6 8. Re1 Bc5 9. a4 b4 10. c3 Qc7 11. Nd2 d6 12. N2b3 bxc3 13. bxc3 Nbd7 14. Bg5 Ba7 15. Bd2 Ne5 16. Qe2 O-O 17. Rab1 Rab8 18. h3 Nfd7 19. Kh2 Nc4 20. Bc1 Ba8 21. Qc2 Rfc8 22. Nd2 Nce5 23. Rxb8 Nxb8 24. N2b3 Qxc3 25. Qd1 Qc4 26. Be3 Qxa4 27. Qe2 Qd7 28. Rd1 Qe7 29. Na5 Qc7 30. Rc1 Qd7 31. Rb1 Bc5 32. f4 Nec6 33. Nab3 Nxd4 34. Nxd4 Qa7 35. Qd3 Nd7 36. Ra1 Bb7 37. Bg1 Nf6 38. e5 dxe5 39. fxe5 Nd5 40. h4 Qb6 41. Rb1 Qc7 42. Qb3 Ba8 43. Re1 h6 44. Qb2 Rb8 45. Qa1 a5 46. Rc1 Qb6 47. Be4 Qb2+ 48. Qxb2 Rxb2+ 49. Kh3 Bf8 50. Rc8 Nf4+ 51. gxf4 Bxe4 52. Nxe6 Bf5+ 0-1 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "7"] [White "Topalov,V"] [Black "Carlsen,M"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2761"] [BlackElo "2855"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "C84"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 d6 7. c3 O-O 8. Re1 Re8 9. Nbd2 Bf8 10. h3 Bd7 11. Nf1 Ne7 12. Bc2 c5 13. Ng3 Ng6 14. d4 cxd4 15. cxd4 exd4 16. Qxd4 Rc8 17. Bb3 Ne5 18. Qd1 h6 19. Bf4 Qa5 20. Bxe5 dxe5 21. Nh5 Be6 22. Nxf6+ gxf6 23. Nh4 Red8 24. Qf3 Bg7 25. Nf5 Bxf5 26. Qxf5 Qd2 27. h4 Qf4 28. Qh5 Rd2 29. Qxf7+ Kh8 30. Rf1 Qxe4 31. Rad1 Rxd1 32. Rxd1 Rf8 33. Qh5 f5 34. Bd5 Qc2 35. Bb3 Qxb2 36. Qg6 e4 37. Rd7 Qa1+ 38. Kh2 Qe5+ 39. Kh3 f4 40. Rf7 Rd8 41. Bc2 Rd6 42. Qxe4 Qxe4 43. Bxe4 b5 44. Rxf4 Rd2 45. a3 Ra2 46. Rf3 Bd4 47. Bd5 Rxf2 48. Rxf2 Bxf2 49. Bb7 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "7"] [White "Fressinet,L"] [Black "Nakamura,Hi"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2687"] [BlackElo "2787"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "D56"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. e3 Ne4 8. Bxe7 Qxe7 9. Rc1 c6 10. Qc2 Nd7 11. Be2 Nxc3 12. Qxc3 dxc4 13. Qxc4 e5 14. O-O exd4 15. Nxd4 Nf6 16. Bf3 Re8 17. Qc5 Qxc5 18. Rxc5 Bg4 19. Bxg4 Nxg4 20. b4 Nf6 21. Rc2 Re5 22. Rb1 Rd8 23. g3 h5 24. a4 g6 25. a5 a6 26. Rc5 Re7 27. Rc2 Rd5 28. Rc5 Rxc5 29. bxc5 Ne4 30. Nb3 Nc3 31. Rb2 Rd7 32. Rd2 Re7 33. Rd3 Nd5 34. Kf1 f5 35. Nd2 Kf7 36. Nc4 Ke6 37. Ke2 Rd7 38. f3 Nf6 39. Rd6+ Rxd6 40. Nxd6 Kd5 41. Nxb7 Nd7 42. e4+ fxe4 43. fxe4+ Kxe4 44. Nd6+ Kd5 45. Ne8 Nxc5 46. Ke3 Ne6 47. Nf6+ Kd6 48. h4 c5 49. Ke4 c4 50. Ne8+ 0-1 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "8"] [White "So,W"] [Black "Nakamura,Hi"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2770"] [BlackElo "2787"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "C65"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. Nc4 Nd7 8. Qe2 Re8 9. Bg5 f6 10. Be3 a5 11. a4 Be7 12. O-O c5 13. Nh4 Nf8 14. Nf5 Ng6 15. Nxe7+ Qxe7 16. b3 b6 17. f4 exf4 18. Bxf4 f5 19. Bg3 fxe4 20. Qxe4 Qxe4 21. dxe4 Re7 22. Rfe1 Bb7 23. Rad1 Rae8 24. e5 Nf8 25. Rd2 Ne6 26. Red1 Be4 27. Bf2 Rf7 28. Re1 Bc6 29. Be3 h6 30. h4 Bb7 31. Rf2 Rxf2 32. Kxf2 Rf8+ 33. Kg3 Be4 34. Re2 Bd5 35. Na3 Rf5 36. Bg1 Bb7 37. Nb5 Ba6 38. Bh2 Bxb5 39. axb5 h5 40. Kh3 Kf7 41. Rd2 Ke7 42. g4 Rf3+ 43. Bg3 Nf4+ 44. Kh2 hxg4 45. Bxf4 Rxf4 46. Kg3 Re4 47. h5 c4 48. bxc4 Rxc4 49. Rd3 a4 50. Kh4 Rxc2 51. Kxg4 Rc5 52. Kf5 Rxb5 53. Rg3 Kf8 54. Rd3 Ra5 55. Rd8+ Ke7 56. Rg8 a3 57. Rxg7+ Kf8 58. Rg1 a2 59. Ra1 b5 60. Ke4 b4 61. Kd4 c5+ 62. Kc4 Ra3 63. h6 Rc3+ 64. Kd5 b3 65. e6 b2 66. h7 Rh3 67. Rf1+ Ke8 68. Rg1 b1=Q 0-1 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "8"] [White "Carlsen,M"] [Black "Fressinet,L"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2855"] [BlackElo "2687"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "C11"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. Nce2 c5 6. c3 Nc6 7. Nf3 b5 8. a3 a5 9. Nf4 Ba6 10. h4 h6 11. Bd3 Qb6 12. Be3 Be7 13. O-O cxd4 14. Nxd4 Nxd4 15. Bxd4 Bc5 16. b4 Bxd4 17. cxd4 axb4 18. axb4 g5 19. Nh5 Qxd4 20. Nf6+ Ke7 21. Nxd7 Qxb4 22. Nb6 Ra7 23. Qf3 1-0 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "8"] [White "Caruana,F"] [Black "Topalov,V"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2804"] [BlackElo "2761"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "D73"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 Nf6 5. c4 c6 6. cxd5 cxd5 7. Nc3 Ne4 8. Qb3 Nxc3 9. bxc3 Nc6 10. Nd2 e6 11. Ba3 Na5 12. Qb2 Bd7 13. O-O Rc8 14. e4 Bc6 15. Bb4 b6 16. Rfe1 dxe4 17. Nxe4 Nc4 18. Qb3 Qd7 19. d5 Bxd5 20. Rad1 Kd8 21. Ng5 Bf6 22. Bxd5 exd5 23. Ne4 Bg7 24. Rxd5 Qxd5 25. Rd1 Qxd1+ 26. Qxd1+ Kc7 27. Qd5 1-0 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "8"] [White "Vachier Lagrave,M"] [Black "Giri,A"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2789"] [BlackElo "2782"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "D73"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 Nf6 5. c4 c6 6. b3 O-O 7. Bb2 dxc4 8. bxc4 c5 9. O-O cxd4 10. Nxd4 Qb6 11. Qb3 Nfd7 12. e3 e5 13. Nb5 Nc5 14. Qa3 Be6 15. Nd2 Rd8 16. Rfd1 Nc6 17. Nc3 e4 18. Rab1 Qa5 19. Ncxe4 Nxe4 20. Nxe4 Rxd1+ 21. Rxd1 Qxa3 22. Bxa3 Bxc4 23. Nd6 Bxa2 24. Rd2 Be6 25. Nxb7 Ne5 26. Bc5 a6 27. f4 Nc4 28. Rd8+ Rxd8 29. Nxd8 Bf8 30. Nxe6 fxe6 31. Ba7 a5 32. Bc6 Kf7 33. Kf2 Bb4 34. e4 Nd6 35. Ke2 Nc8 36. Bd4 Ne7 37. Ba4 Nc8 38. h4 Nd6 39. Bc6 h5 40. Kf3 Nc8 41. Ba4 Nd6 42. Bc6 Nc8 43. g4 hxg4+ 44. Kxg4 Ne7 45. Ba4 Bd2 46. Bb3 Nc6 47. Bc5 Kf6 48. Ba4 Nb4 49. Be8 Nd3 50. Bd6 e5 51. fxe5+ Nxe5+ 52. Bxe5+ Kxe5 53. Bxg6 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "8"] [White "Aronian,L"] [Black "Kramnik,V"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2792"] [BlackElo "2812"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "A14"] 1. c4 e6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. Nf3 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. d4 dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Qxc4 Bc6 10. Bg5 Nbd7 11. Nc3 h6 12. Bd2 a5 13. Rfd1 Bb4 14. Qd3 Qe7 15. Be1 Rfd8 16. Qc2 Nb6 17. b3 Rac8 18. Rac1 Ba3 19. Ra1 Bb4 20. Rac1 Be8 21. Qb1 c5 22. dxc5 Rxc5 23. Rxd8 Qxd8 24. Na2 Rxc1 25. Qxc1 Bxe1 26. Nxe1 Nbd5 27. Nd3 b5 28. axb5 Bxb5 29. Qc2 Qb6 30. Nac1 Qd4 31. Bf3 g5 32. h3 Kg7 33. Qc5 Qxc5 34. Nxc5 Nc3 35. Kf1 a4 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "9"] [White "Kramnik,V"] [Black "So,W"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2812"] [BlackElo "2770"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "A07"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. c4 dxc4 4. Qa4+ Nc6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. O-O e5 7. Nxe5 Bxe5 8. Bxc6+ bxc6 9. Qxc6+ Bd7 10. Qe4 f6 11. f4 Bf5 12. Qc6+ Bd7 13. Qe4 Bf5 14. Qe3 Qd4 15. fxe5 Qxe3+ 16. dxe3 fxe5 17. e4 Bxe4 18. Nc3 Bc6 19. Bg5 Rb8 20. Rad1 h6 21. Bf6 Rh7 22. Bxe5 Rxb2 23. Rf4 Re7 24. Bh8 Rc2 25. Rdf1 Kd7 26. Rxc4 Bb7 27. Rf8 Re8 28. Rxc7+ Kxc7 29. Rxe8 1-0 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "9"] [White "Giri,A"] [Black "Aronian,L"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2782"] [BlackElo "2792"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "C65"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 d5 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. O-O dxe4 8. dxe4 Qe7 9. b4 Bd6 10. a3 Nd8 11. Re1 c6 12. Bf1 Bc7 13. g3 a5 14. Rb1 axb4 15. cxb4 Ne6 16. Bb2 Rd8 17. Qc2 h6 18. Rbd1 Ng5 19. Nxg5 hxg5 20. Nc4 Bg4 21. Be2 Bh3 22. Bf1 Bg4 23. Be2 Bh3 24. Bf1 Bg4 25. Be2 1/2-1/2 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "9"] [White "Topalov,V"] [Black "Vachier Lagrave,M"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2761"] [BlackElo "2789"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "A20"] 1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Nc3 Nb6 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. O-O Be7 8. Rb1 a5 9. d3 O-O 10. Be3 Be6 11. a3 Qd7 12. Rc1 f6 13. Nd2 Rfd8 14. Bxb6 cxb6 15. Nc4 Bc5 16. Na4 Qc7 17. e3 Rd7 18. Qb3 Rad8 19. Rc3 Kh8 20. Nxc5 bxc5 21. Qb5 Na7 22. Qxa5 Qxa5 23. Nxa5 b6 24. Nc4 Rxd3 25. Rxd3 Rxd3 26. Nxb6 Rd2 27. Na4 c4 28. Rc1 Nc8 29. Kf1 Rd6 30. Ke1 Kg8 31. Nc5 Bf7 32. Ne4 Rb6 33. b4 Kf8 34. Bf1 Rc6 35. b5 Rc7 36. a4 Ra7 37. Ra1 Ra5 38. Kd2 Nb6 39. Nc5 Ke7 40. e4 Ra7 41. Kc3 Kd6 42. Kb4 c3 43. Rd1+ Ke7 44. a5 c2 45. Rc1 Nd7 46. Rxc2 1-0 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "9"] [White "Fressinet,L"] [Black "Caruana,F"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2687"] [BlackElo "2804"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "B43"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Bd3 Bc5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. Qg4 g6 9. Qe2 d6 10. O-O Nd7 11. Bd2 Ngf6 12. Bh6 b5 13. f4 Bb7 14. Rae1 b4 15. Nd1 d5 16. e5 Ne4 17. Nf2 Ndc5 18. Kh1 O-O-O 19. Nd4 Bh4 20. Bg5 Bxg5 21. fxg5 Qxe5 22. Nf3 Qxb2 23. Ng4 Rhf8 24. Nfe5 f5 25. gxf6 h5 26. Bxe4 Nxe4 27. Nd3 Qc3 28. Nge5 Nxf6 29. Nxg6 Rfe8 30. Nge5 Ne4 31. Rf7 h4 32. Ref1 h3 33. Rxb7 Kxb7 34. Rf7+ Ka8 35. Nxb4 hxg2+ 36. Kxg2 Rg8+ 37. Kh1 Rd6 38. Nbd3 Rb6 39. Rf1 Rb7 40. Nf4 Qxe5 41. Qxa6+ Kb8 42. Nd3 Ng3+ 43. hxg3 Rh7+ 0-1 [Event "GCT Blitz Paris 2016"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2016.06.11"] [Round "9"] [White "Nakamura,Hi"] [Black "Carlsen,M"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2787"] [BlackElo "2855"] [EventDate "2016.06.08"] [ECO "D37"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. Bf4 dxc4 6. e3 b5 7. Nxb5 Bb4+ 8. Nc3 Nd5 9. a3 Nxc3 10. Qd2 Ne2 11. axb4 Nxf4 12. exf4 Bb7 13. Be2 O-O 14. O-O Nb6 15. Ne5 Qd6 16. Rfd1 Rfb8 17. Rac1 Qd5 18. Bf1 h6 19. Nxc4 Nxc4 20. Rxc4 Qd6 21. Rc5 Bd5 22. b5 c6 23. bxc6 Bxc6 24. b4 Bd5 25. b5 Rb7 26. Rdc1 Rd8 27. Qe3 Rbd7 28. Qe5 Qxe5 29. dxe5 g5 30. fxg5 hxg5 31. Rc7 Kg7 32. Rxd7 Rxd7 33. Ra1 Kg6 34. g4 Bf3 35. h3 Rd2 36. Ra3 Bd5 37. Ra1 Bf3 38. Ra3 Bd5 39. f3 f5 40. exf6 Kxf6 41. Rxa7 Bxf3 42. Ra3 Bd5 43. Rc3 Rb2 44. Rc1 Ke5 45. Re1+ Kf4 46. Rd1 Kg3 47. Re1 Rb3 48. Rd1 Bf3 49. Re1 Bd5 50. Rd1 Rb2 51. Re1 Kf4 52. Rd1 Bf3 53. Rd4+ Kg3 54. Rd3 e5 55. Ra3 e4 56. b6 Rxb6 57. Ra2 Rb1 58. Ra3 Kf4 59. Ra2 e3 0-1 


  


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