Grand Chess Tour Croatia 2019 / Round 5

 

Liren Ding

 

Liren Ding pulled off the only decisive game in Round 5 of the Grand Chess Tour Croatia 2019.  It was a very well played King, Rook, and Pawn ending against Anish  Giri.

 

[Event “Grand Chess Tour Croatia 2019”]
[Site “?”]
[Date “2019.06.30”]
[Round “5”]
[White “Giri, Anish”]
[Black “Ding, Liren”]
[Result “0-1”]
[PlyCount “128”]
[EventDate “2019.06.26”]
[SourceDate “2019.06.30”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. b3 O-O 8. Be2 b6 9. O-O Bb7 10. Bb2 Rc8 11. Rad1 c5 12. dxc5 Nxc5 13. cxd5 Nxd5 14. Bc4 Nb4 15. Qe2 Qe7 16. a3 Nc6 17. b4 Nd7 18. Ne4 Be5 19. Bd3 Bxb2 20. Qxb2 Rcd8 21. Rd2 f6 22. Bb1 Nde5 23. Nxe5 Nxe5 24. Rc1 Rxd2 25. Qxd2 Rd8 26. Qe2 Qd7 27. Nc3 Rc8 28. Rd1 Qe7 29. Ne4 Bd5 30. f4 Nf7 31. Qd2 Qc7 32. Nf2 Nd6 33. e4 Bb3 34. e5 Nf5 35. Re1 fxe5 36. fxe5 Qc3 37. Qxc3 Rxc3 38. Ne4 Rc7 39. Kf2 Bd5 40. Rd1 h6 41. Nd6 Nxd6 42. exd6 Rc6 43. Be4 Rxd6 44. Ke3 Kf7 45. Rc1 Ke7 46. Rc8 Rd7 47. Bxd5 Rxd5 48. a4 Kd6 49. h4 Re5+ 50. Kd3 Rh5 51. Rd8+ Ke7 52. Rg8 Kf7 53. Ra8 a5 54. Ra6 axb4 55. Rxb6 Rxh4 56. a5 Rg4 57. a6 Rxg2 58. Kc4 Ra2 59. Kxb4 h5 60. Kb5 h4 61. Rc6 h3 62. Rc3 h2 63. Rf3+ Ke7 64. Rh3 g5 0-1

Final Position

 

Levon Aronian missed a grand opportunity, multiple times, against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov but finally had to settle for a draw.

Images Below Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto

 

 

[Event “Grand Chess Tour Croatia 2019”]
[Site “?”]
[Date “2019.06.30”]
[Round “5”]
[White “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Black “Aronian, Levon”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[PlyCount “78”]
[EventDate “2019.06.26”]
[SourceDate “2019.06.30”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 d5 5. Qa4+ Nc6 6. Bg5 dxc4 7. a3 Bxc3+ 8. bxc3 Qd5 9. Bxf6 gxf6 10. g3 Bd7 11. Qc2 Na5 12. e4 Qd6 13. Bg2 Nb3 14. Rd1 Qxa3 15. O-O O-O-O 16. Qe2 Bb5 17. Rb1 c6 18. Rfd1 a5 19. Nd2 Nxd4 20. cxd4 Rxd4 21. Ra1 Qb2 22. Rab1 c3 23. Qf3 Rxd2 24. Rxb2 cxb2 25. Bf1 Rhd8 26. Rb1 Bxf1 27. Kxf1 Rc2 28. Kg2 Rdd2 29. Qxf6 a4 30. Kh3 Rxf2 31. Qh8+ Kc7 32. Qd4 f6 33. Qxa4 Rxh2+ 34. Kg4 h5+ 35. Kf4 Rhf2+ 36. Ke3 Rfe2+ 37. Kf3 Rf2+ 38. Ke3 Rfe2+ 39. Kf3 Rf2+ 1/2-1/2

Final Position

 

 

 

 

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