GCT LONDON Chess Classic/rd1

GCT London Chess Classic/Rd1

The 2019 GCT Finals London: Olympia Conference Centre Fri 29th Nov to Sun 8th Dec 2019. First Classical Game started December 2.

 The Semi-finals feature the 4 top players from the seven regular season tour events with each match consisting of classical, rapid and blitz games.

 

The players will be competing for  USD 350,000 this year’s  winner takes home $150,000.

1st Round: Classical Games today both ended in Draws

Queen’s Indian defence

Rd1 Aronian(2772) – Ding(2801) 1/2 -1/2

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. g3 Nxc3 7. bxc3 cxd4 8. cxd4 Bb4+ 9. Bd2 Bxd2+ 10. Qxd2 b6 11. Bg2 Bb7 12. O-O O-O 13. Rfc1 Nd7 14. Qd3 Nf6 15. Ne5 Bxg2 16. Kxg2 Qd5+ 17. f3 Rac8 18. e4 Qb7 19. Qa3 h5 20. h4 Rfd8 21. Rxc8 Rxc8 22. Rc1 Rc7 23. Rc3 Qc8 24. Qxa7 Rxc3 25. Qxf7+ Kh7 26. Qg6+ Kg8 27. Qf7+ Kh7 28. Qg6+ Kg8 29. 1/2- 1/2

Magnus testing MVL’s Sicilian Defense: B90 Sicilian, Najdorf

Rd1 Carslen(2870) – Vachier-Lagrave(2777) 1/2-1/2

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f3 h6 8. Be3 b5 9. a3 Nbd7 10. Qd2 Bb7 11. O-O-O h5 12. Kb1 Be7 13. Qe1 Rc8 14. Rg1 Qc7 15. g3 Ne5 16. Rg2 O-O 17. h3 d5 18. f4 Nc4 19. e5 Nxe3 20. Qxe3 Ne4 21. Nxe4 dxe4 22. Re2 Bd5 23. Bg2 Qc4 24. Nb3 Bc5 25. Nxc5 Qa2+ 26. Kc1 Rfd8 27. c4 bxc4 28. Red2 Qa1+ 29. Kc2 Qa2 30. Kc1 Qa1+ 31. Kc2 Qa2 32. Kc1 1/2-1/2

 

 

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