Altibox Norway Chess 2019 / Round 8

 

 

There were two decisive games in the penultimate (Round 8) of the Altibox Norway Chess 2019.  These were executed by the two top rated players in the tourney; Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana.

 

 

 

 

[Event “Altibox Norway Chess 2019”]
[Site “?”]
[Date “2019.06.13”]
[Round “8”]
[White “Carlsen, Magnus (NOR)”]
[Black “Yu, Yangyi (CHN)”]
[Result “1-0”]
[PlyCount “87”]
[EventDate “2019.05.27”]
[SourceDate “2019.06.13”]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. e4 b5 6. Be2 b4 7. e5 bxc3 8. exf6 exf6 9. bxc3 Bd6 10. O-O O-O 11. Nd2 Re8 12. Re1 Nd7 13. Nxc4 Bc7 14. Bf3 Ba6 15. Ne3 Nb6 16. Ba3 Nc4 17. Qd3 Rxe3 18. Rxe3 Nxe3 19. Qxa6 Nc2 20. Rd1 Nxa3 21. Qxa3 Qd6 22. Qxd6 Bxd6 23. c4 Rc8 24. c5 Be7 25. Kf1 f5 26. Ke2 g5 27. h3 Kg7 28. Kd3 Kg6 29. Rb1 h5 30. Rb7 Bf6 31. Rd7 g4 32. Bd1 Kg5 33. Ba4 f4 34. f3 Re8 35. fxg4 hxg4 36. hxg4 Re6 37. Bd1 Re3+ 38. Kc4 a5 39. Bf3 Ra3 40. Bxc6 Rxa2 41. Be4 a4 42. c6 Ra1 43. c7 a3 44. Kb3 1-0

Final Position

 

 

 

[Event “Altibox Norway Chess 2019”]
[Site “?”]
[Date “2019.06.13”]
[Round “8”]
[White “Aronian, Levon (ARM)”]
[Black “Caruana, Fabiano (USA)”]
[Result “0-1”]
[PlyCount “82”]
[EventDate “2019.05.27”]
[SourceDate “2019.06.13”]

1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e4 Bxc3 5. dxc3 d6 6. Qc2 O-O 7. Nf3 Be6 8. Ng5 Bd7 9. f3 a5 10. Nh3 a4 11. Nf2 Nc6 12. Be2 Na5 13. b4 axb3 14. axb3 Nc6 15. Rb1 Be6 16. Nd1 Ne7 17. O-O c6 18. Bg5 Nd7 19. Qd2 h6 20. Be3 Nf6 21. Nf2 d5 22. Rfd1 Qc7 23. Bc5 b6 24. Bxe7 Qxe7 25. cxd5 cxd5 26. exd5 Bxd5 27. c4 Bc6 28. Qe3 Ra2 29. Ra1 Rxa1 30. Rxa1 Nd7 31. Bd3 f5 32. Bc2 e4 33. fxe4 Ne5 34. Bd1 fxe4 35. Be2 Nf3+ 36. Bxf3 Rxf3 37. Qxb6 Qf6 38. Rd1 e3 39. Ng4 Qe6 40. Qb8+ Kh7 41. Ne5 Qh3 0-1

Final Position

 

 

 

And with ONE round to go – – It’s all over but the writing on the wall.  Congratulations Magnus Carlsen.

 

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