Tata Steel 2018 / Masters / Round 9

 

Anish Giri

 

“Mister Draw” is now leading the tournament (after the 9th round) by a half point – Good For Him.

Only one decisive game from this round – and Giri won it with the Black pieces.

 

[Event “Tata Steel Masters 2018”]
[Site “?”]
[Date “2018.01.23”]
[Round “9”]
[White “Matlakov, Maxim (RUS)”]
[Black “Giri, Anish (NED)”]
[Result “0-1”]
[PlyCount “78”]
[EventDate “2018.01.14”]
[SourceDate “2018.01.23”]

1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Bg4 3. Bg2 c6 4. O-O Nd7 5. h3 Bh5 6. d4 e6 7. c4 Be7 8. Nc3 dxc4 9. b3 cxb3 10. Qxb3 Qb6 11. Qa4 Ngf6 12. Rb1 Qc7 13. Bf4 Qc8 14. Rfc1 O-O 15. Qb3 Bg6 16. Rb2 Rd8 17. a4 a5 18. Nd2 Nh5 19. Be3 Nhf6 20. Nc4 Nd5 21. Qxb7 Bb4 22. Qxc8 Raxc8 23. Na2 Nxe3 24. fxe3 c5 25. Nd6 Ba3 26. Nxc8 Bxb2 27. Ne7+ Kf8 28. Nxg6+ hxg6 29. Rc2 Ba3 30. Bc6 cxd4 31. exd4 Rc8 32. e3 Ke7 33. Kf1 Bd6 34. g4 Nb6 35. Rc1 Ba3 36. Rc3 Bb4 37. Nxb4 axb4 38. Rc5 b3 39. a5 Nd7 0-1

Final Position

 

# Name Pts SB
1 Giri, Anish 6.5 29.5
2 Carlsen, Magnus 6 22.25
  Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 6 21
4 Kramnik, Vladimir 5.5 24.5
  So, Wesley 5.5 23.5
6 Anand, Viswanathan 5 21.5
  Karjakin, Sergey 5 19.5
8 Svidler, Peter 4.5 18
9 Jones, Gawain C B 4 15.75
  Matlakov, Maxim 4 14.5
11 Wei, Yi 3.5 16.25
  Caruana, Fabiano 3.5 12.5
13 Adhiban, B. 2.5 11
14 Hou, Yifan 1.5 7.25

 

Images Below Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto.

 

 

 

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