Tata Steel Masters 2020 / Round 10

 

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Alireza Firouzja vs Fabiano Caruana

 

There were three decisive games in the 10 round of the Tata Steel 2020 Masters tournament.  Caruana is still in the lead by a half point and Magnus Carlsen is close behind in second place.  Magnus is also ahead of the rest of the pack by a half point.  This puts the World’s top two rated players in the first two positions.  This is one tough tournament.

 

 

 

[Event “Tata Steel Masters 2020”]
[Date “2020.01.22”]
[Round “10”]
[White “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Black “Firouzja, Alireza”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. h3 O-O 6. Be3 Nc6 7. d5 Ne5 8. f4 Ned7 9. g4 c6 10. Nf3 cxd5 11. cxd5 b6 12. Nd4 Nc5 13. Qf3 Bb7 14. g5 Nfxe4 15. Nxe4 Bxd5 16. Nf6+ exf6 17. Qxd5 Re8 18. Nc2 fxg5 19. O-O-O gxf4 20. Bd4 Bxd4 21. Qxd4 Ne6 22. Qd2 Qf6 23. Kb1 Rac8 24. Bb5 Red8 25. Nb4 d5 26. Rhf1 Rc5 27. a4 d4 28. Nd3 Rf5 29. Rf3 g5 30. Rg1 Kf8 31. h4 h6 32. hxg5 hxg5 33. Rh3 f3 34. Bc4 Ke7 35. Bxe6 Kxe6 36. Qh2 f2 37. Rf1 Kd7 38. Rh6 Qe7 39. Rxf2 Rxf2 40. Qxf2 Kc8 41. a5 bxa5 42. Qc2+ Kb8 43. Nc5 Rd6 44. Rh8+ Rd8 45. Qb3+ Kc7 46. Qb7+ Kd6 47. Rh6+ f6 48. Ne4+ 1-0

Final Position

 

 

[Event “Tata Steel Masters 2020”]
[Date “2020.01.22”]
[Round “10”]
[White “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Black “Kovalev, Vladislav”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 O-O 6. e3 h6 7. Bf4 c5 8. dxc5 Bxc5 9. a3 Nc6 10. Qc2 Nh5 11. Bg3 dxc4 12. Bxc4 Be7 13. Ba2 a6 14. Rd1 Qa5 15. Bb1 f5 16. O-O Nxg3 17. hxg3 Bf6 18. e4 Bxc3 19. bxc3 Qxa3 20. exf5 exf5 21. Rfe1 Qa5 22. g4 Qc7 23. Nh4 g5 24. Nxf5 Bxf5 25. gxf5 Rf6 26. Re6 Raf8 27. Rxf6 Rxf6 28. Ba2+ Kf8 29. Qd3 Ne5 30. Qe4 Rd6 31. Qb4 Ke7 32. f6+ Kd7 33. Re1 Rxf6 34. Qd4+ Qd6 35. Qxe5 Qxe5 36. Rxe5 Rc6 37. Re3 1-0

Final Position

 

[Event “Tata Steel Masters 2020”]
[Date “2020.01.22”]
[Round “10”]
[White “Xiong, Jeffery”]
[Black “Artemiev, Vladislav”]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. e3 g6 6. Be2 Bg7 7. O-O O-O 8. a4 a5 9. cxd5 cxd5 10. b3 Nc6 11. Ba3 Bg4 12. Ne5 Bxe2 13. Qxe2 Nxe5 14. dxe5 Ne4 15. Nxe4 dxe4 16. Qc4 Qd3 17. Qxd3 exd3 18. Rad1 Bxe5 19. Rxd3 Rfd8 20. Rfd1 Rxd3 21. Rxd3 Rc8 22. g4 Bf6 23. Rd5 b6 24. Rb5 Bh4 25. Rxb6 Rc2 26. f3 Bf2+ 27. Kh1 Bxe3 28. Rb8+ Kg7 29. Bxe7 f5 30. Rb7 Kg8 31. gxf5 gxf5 32. Rb5 f4 33. Rxa5 Kf7 34. Re5 h5 35. Bg5 Kg6 36. Bh4 Rb2 37. Rb5 Bd4 38. a5 Ra2 39. b4 Be3 40. Rg5+ Kh6 41. Rd5 Kg6 42. Bd8 Rf2 43. Bh4 Ra2 44. Bd8 Rf2 45. Rd1 Rb2 46. Be7 Ra2 47. Bc5 h4 48. Bd4 Ra4 49. Ra1 Rxb4 50. Bxe3 fxe3 51. Kg1 Rd4 52. Kf1 Rd2 53. a6 Rxh2 54. Kg1 Rd2 55. a7 e2 56. a8=Q Rd1+ 57. Kg2 e1=Q 58. Qc6+ Kh5 59. Qc5+ Kh6 60. Ra6+ Kg7 61. Qc7+ 1-0

Final Position

 

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