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Kevin Bonham
17-07-2011, 01:59 AM
Opportunity for Carlsen to stretch his lead as world #1 - or lose it

Double round robin with:

Carlsen
Caruana
Morozevich
Vachier-Lagrave
Shirov
Pelletier

Good mix of players but anything less than outright first for Carlsen in this lot would be a failure. Caruana is getting very strong so will be interesting to see how he does.

Games start Mon 18th, rest days after rounds 3 and 5, games start 10 pm our time (I think) except last round 7 pm our time

Time control appears to be 90/40+30 with 30 seconds/move from move 1

Kevin Bonham
19-07-2011, 11:59 AM
Previously unnoticed to me this is a 3-1-0 event. Carlsen ground down Pelletier in a long queen ending with black so was the only winner from round 1.

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Nf3 c5 8.
Rb1 O-O 9. Be2 b6 10. O-O Bb7 11. d5 Bxc3 12. Bc4 Bg7 13. Qd3 Qc8 14. Bg5 Re8
15. e5 e6 16. dxe6 fxe6 17. Rbd1 Bxf3 18. Qxf3 Nc6 19. Bb5 Nxe5 20. Qe4 Nf7 21.
Bh4 Bd4 22. Rxd4 cxd4 23. Bxe8 Qxe8 24. Qxd4 Rc8 25. Re1 e5 26. Qg4 Rc2 27. h3
Qc6 28. Bg3 Rxa2 29. Bxe5 Nxe5 30. Rxe5 Ra4 31. Qd1 Rf4 32. Qb3+ Rf7 33. Re7
Qc1+ 34. Kh2 Qf4+ 35. Kh1 Kf8 36. Re2 Kg7 37. Qd5 a5 38. f3 Rc7 39. Re1 Rc1 40.
Rxc1 Qxc1+ 41. Kh2 Qc7+ 42. Kh1 Kf6 43. Qd4+ Ke6 44. Qg4+ Kd6 45. Qd4+ Kc6 46.
Qe4+ Kb5 47. Qe2+ Qc4 48. Qe8+ Qc6 49. Qe2+ Kc5 50. Qe3+ Kb4 51. Qe1+ Kc4 52.
Qe2+ Kc3 53. Qe3+ Kb2 54. Qd2+ Kb1 55. Qd3+ Qc2 56. Qb5+ Ka1 57. Kh2 Qc7+ 58.
Kh1 Qc1+ 59. Kh2 Qf4+ 60. Kh1 Qd4 61. Qf1+ Kb2 62. Qe2+ Kc1 63. Qe4 Qc3 64. f4
b5 65. Qe5 Qc4 66. Qa1+ Kc2 67. Qxa5 b4 68. Qa4+ Kb2 69. f5 gxf5 70. Kh2 h5 71.
Qd7 Qf4+ 72. Kh1 b3 73. Qd3 Qf2 74. Qd5 h4 75. Kh2 Qf4+ 76. Kh1 Kc2 77. Qc5+ Kb1
78. Qb5 b2 79. Qd3+ Ka2 80. Qa6+ Kb3 81. Qb5+ Ka3 82. Qa5+ Qa4 83. Qc5+ Ka2 84.
Qd5+ Ka1 85. Qe5 Qe4 86. Qa5+ Kb1 87. Qc3 f4 88. Qd2 0-1

Kevin Bonham
21-07-2011, 10:22 PM
Carlsen also beat Shirov and then drew with Morozevich. Moro was very lucky to get a win against Vachier-Lagrave in rd 2 following a miscalculation. Current scores under 3-1-0 are 7 Carlsen 5 Morozevich 4 Shirov 2 the rest. Rest day tonight.

Kevin Bonham
24-07-2011, 02:44 PM
Vachier-Lagrave beats Carlsen in a long and tedious heavy piece ending in round 5. Possibly Carlsen was affected by the terrible news from his home country.

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Bc4 Be7 5.d3 d6 6.Nd2 Bg5 7.Nf1 Bxc1 8.Rxc1 Nge7 9.Ne3 0-0 10.0-0 Ng6 11.Ncd5 Be6 12.c3 Na5 13.Nf5 Kh8 14.g3 Qd7 15.Nde3 Ne7 16.Nxe7 Nxc4 17.dxc4 Qxe7 18.Qd3 Rad8 19.Rcd1 b6 20.Rd2 Rd7 21.b3 Re8 22.Kg2 Qg5 23.Rfd1 Kg8 24.Qe2 Red8 25.Qf3 Qe7 26.h4 Qf8 27.h5 Qe7 28.h6 g6 29.Nd5 Bxd5 30.Rxd5 Qg5 31.Rh1 Kf8 32.Qd3 Qf6 33.Qe3 Qe6 34.Rf1 f6 35.b4 Ke8 36.Rfd1 Kf7 37.a4 Ke7 38.a5 Rc8 39.b5 Qg4 40.axb6 axb6 41.Ra1 Rb8 42.f3 Qe6 43.Qd2 Kf7 44.Rd1 Ke7 45.Ra1 Kf7 46.Ra6 Qe7 47.Qe3 Qe6 48.Qc1 g5 49.Qh1 Kg6 50.g4 Kf7 51.Kf2 Ke7 52.Qf1 Kf7 53.Ke3 Kg6 54.Qh1 Kf7 55.Kd3 Ke7 56.Kc2 Qg8 57.Qa1 Qf8 58.Rd1 Rdb7 59.Rh1 Kf7 60.Kb3 Qe7 61.Qa2 Qd7 62.Ra1 Qe7 63.Qd2 Kg6 64.Qh2 Kf7 65.R1a2 Qd7 66.Qh5+ Kf8 67.Qh1 Kf7 68.Qd1 Kg6 69.Rd2 Rd8 70.Qh1 Kf7 71.Rda2 Rdb8 72.Ra1 Qe7 73.R6a2 Rd7 74.Qd1 Kg6 75.Qh1 Kf7 76.Qb1 Rdb7 77.Qd3 Kg6 78.f4 gxf4 79.Qh3 Kf7 80.Ra8 Qe6 81.Qh5+ Kf8 82.Qf5 Qxf5 83.gxf5 Rxa8 84.Rxa8+ Kf7 85.Kc2 Re7 86.Kd3 Re8 87.Ra7+ Kg8 88.Rg7+ Kf8 89.Rxh7 Kg8 90.Ra7 Kh8 91.h7 Rb8 92.Ke2 Rd8 93.Kf3 Rc8 94.Kg4 Rd8 95.Kh5 f3 96.Kg6 1-0

However as Carlsen beat Caruana in round 4 he is still in the lead after five rounds.

ER
24-07-2011, 09:15 PM
did Moro beat Caruana? I saw him conduct a bit of a queen's side attack with Black vs a Catalan formation, but haven't checked final position.
Yep, just did. Moro won but I don't know why Caruana resigned in that position, I will have a look at it later!

Kevin Bonham
24-07-2011, 09:36 PM
did Moro beat Caruana? I saw him conduct a bit of a queen's side attack with Black vs a Catalan formation, but haven't checked final position.
Yep, just did. Moro won but I don't know why Caruana resigned in that position, I will have a look at it later!

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. Bg2 a6 6. O-O
Nc6 7. e3 Bd7 8. Nc3 Nd5 9. Nd2 Nb6 10. Qe2 Na5 11. Rd1 Bb4 12. Nf3 O-O 13. Bd2
Qe7 14. Ne4 Bb5 15. Bc3 Na4 16. Qd2 Nxc3 17. Nxc3 Ba4 18. Rdc1 c5 19. d5 Rad8
20. e4 b5 21. Qe3 Bxc3 22. Qxc3 b4 23. Qe5 Bb5 24. Rd1 Rd6 25. Rac1 Qd8 26. Qh5
exd5 27. exd5 Rh6 28. Qf5 Rf6 29. Qe4 Nb7 30. Qc2 Re8 31. Re1 Nd6 32. Rxe8+
Qxe8 33. Re1 Qc8 34. Ne5 Qf5 35. Qxf5 Rxf5 36. Bh3 Rh5 37. Bg4 Rh6 38. Rc1 f6
39. Nc6 f5 40. Bd1 Kf8 41. Bf3 Ne4 42. Bxe4 fxe4 43. Nd8 Ke7 44. Nb7 Rh5 45.
Nxc5 e3 46. Re1 Kd6 47. Ne4+ Kxd5 48. Rxe3 Kd4 49. Nd2 Bc6 50. h4 Ra5 51. a3
bxa3 52. bxa3 Rb5 0-1

He resigned because he can't stop the c-pawn without giving up the knight after which although he will have a pawn for the bishop, the ending will be totally lost because the white a-pawn will fall.

ER
24-07-2011, 10:34 PM
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. Bg2 a6 6. O-O
Nc6 7. e3 Bd7 8. Nc3 Nd5 9. Nd2 Nb6 10. Qe2 Na5 11. Rd1 Bb4 12. Nf3 O-O 13. Bd2
Qe7 14. Ne4 Bb5 15. Bc3 Na4 16. Qd2 Nxc3 17. Nxc3 Ba4 18. Rdc1 c5 19. d5 Rad8
20. e4 b5 21. Qe3 Bxc3 22. Qxc3 b4 23. Qe5 Bb5 24. Rd1 Rd6 25. Rac1 Qd8 26. Qh5
exd5 27. exd5 Rh6 28. Qf5 Rf6 29. Qe4 Nb7 30. Qc2 Re8 31. Re1 Nd6 32. Rxe8+
Qxe8 33. Re1 Qc8 34. Ne5 Qf5 35. Qxf5 Rxf5 36. Bh3 Rh5 37. Bg4 Rh6 38. Rc1 f6
39. Nc6 f5 40. Bd1 Kf8 41. Bf3 Ne4 42. Bxe4 fxe4 43. Nd8 Ke7 44. Nb7 Rh5 45.
Nxc5 e3 46. Re1 Kd6 47. Ne4+ Kxd5 48. Rxe3 Kd4 49. Nd2 Bc6 50. h4 Ra5 51. a3
bxa3 52. bxa3 Rb5 0-1

He resigned because he can't stop the c-pawn without giving up the knight after which although he will have a pawn for the bishop, the ending will be totally lost because the white a-pawn will fall.

Thanks for that!

Kevin Bonham
26-07-2011, 02:11 AM
Carlsen-Pelletier

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.g3 Be7 6.Bg2 Ngf6 7.Nc3 0-0 8.Nf3 Nd5 9.Qd3 Nb4 10.Qd2 c5 11.0-0 cxd4 12.Nxd4 Nb6 13.a3 e5 14.axb4 exd4 15.Nb5 Bf6 16.Rd1 Bg4 17.f3 Bf5 18.g4 a6 19.Nxd4 Bxd4+ 20.Qxd4 Bxc2 21.Qxd8 Raxd8 22.Rxd8 Rxd8 23.f4 Rd7 24.b5 Rd1+ 25.Kf2 axb5 26.Bxb7 f5 27.Bf3 Rd8 28.Ra5 fxg4 29.Bxg4 Bd3 30.Be6+ Kh8 31.b3 h6 32.Bb2 Nd5 33.Ra7 Nf6 34.Rf7 Rd6 35.f5 Bc2 36.Rf8+ Kh7 37.Bxf6 gxf6 38.Rxf6 Rd2+ 39.Ke3 Rd3+ 40.Ke2 h5 41.Rf7+ Kh6 42.Rc7 1-0

Morozevich-Shirov. Seems Moro missed the win here

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 0-0 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 d5 7.Bg5 c5 8.dxc5 d4 9.Qc2 Nbd7 10.b4 h6 11.Bd2 a5 12.Rd1 axb4 13.axb4 e5 14.Nf3 Re8 15.g3 e4 16.Nxd4 Ne5 17.Qc3 Nfg4 18.Be3 Nxe3 19.fxe3 Qg5 20.Bg2 Nd3+ 21.exd3 Qxe3+ 22.Kf1 Bh3 23.Qb2 Bg4 24.Re1 Qxd3+ 25.Kg1 Rad8 26.Nb5 e3 27.h3 e2 28.Kh2 Qe3 29.Nd6 Qf2 30.Nxe8 Rxe8 31.Qd2? [31.Qc3 Re3 32.Qxe3 Qxe3 33.hxg4] 31...Bf3 32.Rhg1 Re3 33.b5 f5 34.Qd4 Be4 35.Qxe3 Qxe3 36.Bxe4 Qxe4 37.c6 bxc6 38.bxc6 f4 39.c7 fxg3+ 40.Rxg3 Qxc4 -

Kevin Bonham
27-07-2011, 04:05 AM
Shirov - Carlsen. Shirov was doing well but 46.e5? lost a pawn to a tactic and it was all downhill from there.

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 Be7 8. Nbd2
d6 9. Nf1 Nb8 10. Ne3 Ng4 11. Bg3 Nxe3 12. fxe3 Nd7 13. d4 Nf6 14. Bd3 Ng4 15.
Qe2 Bg5 16. dxe5 dxe5 17. Bxe5 Bh4+ 18. g3 Nxe5 19. Nxe5 Bf6 20. Nf3 Qe7 21.
O-O-O c6 22. Nd4 a6 23. Rhf1 c5 24. Nf5 Bxf5 25. Rxf5 b5 26. Bc2 c4 27. Rfd5
Be5 28. Qh5 Rae8 29. a3 Qa7 30. Kd2 Qb8 31. Ke2 Re6 32. Qh4 Qb6 33. Rd8 Ree8
34. Rxe8 Rxe8 35. Rd5 Qc7 36. a4 Qb6 37. axb5 axb5 38. Qh5 Qb8 39. Rd7 g6 40.
Qf3 Rf8 41. Kf2 b4 42. Qe2 bxc3 43. bxc3 Qc8 44. Qd2 Bxc3 45. Qd5 Qa6 46. e5
Qa2 47. Qe4 Bxe5 48. h4 Re8 49. Kg2 h5 50. Kh3 c3 51. Rd5 Qa6 52. Bd3 Qc8+ 53.
Kg2 Bg7 54. Rc5 Qd7 55. Qc4 Rxe3 56. Rc7 Rxg3+ 57. Kxg3 Be5+ 58. Kf2 Qxc7 59.
Qxc7 Bxc7 60. Kf3 0-1

Moro defeated Vachier-Lagrave and stayed within a win of the lead; the rest are pretty much out of it now.

Capablanca-Fan
27-07-2011, 06:48 AM
Vachier-Lagrave beats Carlsen in a long and tedious heavy piece ending in round 5. Possibly Carlsen was affected by the terrible news from his home country.
That can't have been easy, for sure. All the same, I think the loss can be explained on purely chess grounds. Black got himself into a position which seems like it should have been defensible. But he had no choice but to react to White's threats, with not the slightest counterplay of his own. White had to find that P sac on move 78, which seemed at first glance to be for nothing, not even opening lines. But it turned out that enabling an exchange into a R endgame was the key: the R is a very bad defender, and Black had a lot of targets that White could attack.

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Bc4 Be7 5.d3 d6 6.Nd2 Bg5 7.Nf1 Bxc1 8.Rxc1 Nge7 9.Ne3 0-0 10.0-0 Ng6 11.Ncd5 Be6 12.c3 Na5 13.Nf5 Kh8 14.g3 Qd7 15.Nde3 Ne7 16.Nxe7 Nxc4 17.dxc4 Qxe7 18.Qd3 Rad8 19.Rcd1 b6 20.Rd2 Rd7 21.b3 Re8 22.Kg2 Qg5 23.Rfd1 Kg8 24.Qe2 Red8 25.Qf3 Qe7 26.h4 Qf8 27.h5 Qe7 28.h6 g6 29.Nd5 Bxd5 30.Rxd5 Qg5 31.Rh1 Kf8 32.Qd3 Qf6 33.Qe3 Qe6 34.Rf1 f6 35.b4 Ke8 36.Rfd1 Kf7 37.a4 Ke7 38.a5 Rc8 39.b5 Qg4 40.axb6 axb6 41.Ra1 Rb8 42.f3 Qe6 43.Qd2 Kf7 44.Rd1 Ke7 45.Ra1 Kf7 46.Ra6 Qe7 47.Qe3 Qe6 48.Qc1 g5 49.Qh1 Kg6 50.g4 Kf7 51.Kf2 Ke7 52.Qf1 Kf7 53.Ke3 Kg6 54.Qh1 Kf7 55.Kd3 Ke7 56.Kc2 Qg8 57.Qa1 Qf8 58.Rd1 Rdb7 59.Rh1 Kf7 60.Kb3 Qe7 61.Qa2 Qd7 62.Ra1 Qe7 63.Qd2 Kg6 64.Qh2 Kf7 65.R1a2 Qd7 66.Qh5+ Kf8 67.Qh1 Kf7 68.Qd1 Kg6 69.Rd2 Rd8 70.Qh1 Kf7 71.Rda2 Rdb8 72.Ra1 Qe7 73.R6a2 Rd7 74.Qd1 Kg6 75.Qh1 Kf7 76.Qb1 Rdb7 77.Qd3 Kg6 78.f4 gxf4 79.Qh3 Kf7 80.Ra8 Qe6 81.Qh5+ Kf8 82.Qf5 Qxf5 83.gxf5 Rxa8 84.Rxa8+ Kf7 85.Kc2 Re7 86.Kd3 Re8 87.Ra7+ Kg8 88.Rg7+ Kf8 89.Rxh7 Kg8 90.Ra7 Kh8 91.h7 Rb8 92.Ke2 Rd8 93.Kf3 Rc8 94.Kg4 Rd8 95.Kh5 f3 96.Kg6 1-0

Capablanca-Fan
27-07-2011, 06:51 AM
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. Bg2 a6 6. O-O
Nc6 7. e3 Bd7 8. Nc3 Nd5 9. Nd2 Nb6 10. Qe2 Na5 11. Rd1 Bb4 12. Nf3 O-O 13. Bd2
Qe7 14. Ne4 Bb5 15. Bc3 Na4 16. Qd2 Nxc3 17. Nxc3 Ba4 18. Rdc1 c5 19. d5 Rad8
20. e4 b5 21. Qe3 Bxc3 22. Qxc3 b4 23. Qe5 Bb5 24. Rd1 Rd6 25. Rac1 Qd8 26. Qh5
exd5 27. exd5 Rh6 28. Qf5 Rf6 29. Qe4 Nb7 30. Qc2 Re8 31. Re1 Nd6 32. Rxe8+
Qxe8 33. Re1 Qc8 34. Ne5 Qf5 35. Qxf5 Rxf5 36. Bh3 Rh5 37. Bg4 Rh6 38. Rc1 f6
39. Nc6 f5 40. Bd1 Kf8 41. Bf3 Ne4 42. Bxe4 fxe4 43. Nd8 Ke7 44. Nb7 Rh5 45.
Nxc5 e3 46. Re1 Kd6 47. Ne4+ Kxd5 48. Rxe3 Kd4 49. Nd2 Bc6 50. h4 Ra5 51. a3
bxa3 52. bxa3 Rb5 0-1

He resigned because he can't stop the c-pawn without giving up the knight after which although he will have a pawn for the bishop, the ending will be totally lost because the white a-pawn will fall.
Yes, in the final position, Black is basically a king up in the endgame. Reuben Fine would have been ecstatic ("The King is a strong piece: use it!").

Capablanca-Fan
27-07-2011, 06:55 AM
Shirov - Carlsen. Shirov was doing well but 46.e5? lost a pawn to a tactic and it was all downhill from there.
I think that Shirov had been on the back foot for longer than that. Black seemed to be making all the running.

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 Be7 8. Nbd2
d6 9. Nf1 Nb8 10. Ne3 Ng4 11. Bg3 Nxe3 12. fxe3 Nd7 13. d4 Nf6 14. Bd3 Ng4 15.
Qe2 Bg5 16. dxe5 dxe5 17. Bxe5 Bh4+ 18. g3 Nxe5 19. Nxe5 Bf6 20. Nf3 Qe7 21.
O-O-O c6 22. Nd4 a6 23. Rhf1 c5 24. Nf5 Bxf5 25. Rxf5 b5 26. Bc2 c4 27. Rfd5
Be5 28. Qh5 Rae8 29. a3 Qa7 30. Kd2 Qb8 31. Ke2 Re6 32. Qh4 Qb6 33. Rd8 Ree8
34. Rxe8 Rxe8 35. Rd5 Qc7 36. a4 Qb6 37. axb5 axb5 38. Qh5 Qb8 39. Rd7 g6 40.
Qf3 Rf8 41. Kf2 b4 42. Qe2 bxc3 43. bxc3 Qc8 44. Qd2 Bxc3 45. Qd5 Qa6 46. e5
Qa2 47. Qe4 Bxe5 48. h4 Re8 49. Kg2 h5 50. Kh3 c3 51. Rd5 Qa6 52. Bd3 Qc8+ 53.
Kg2 Bg7 54. Rc5 Qd7 55. Qc4 Rxe3 56. Rc7 Rxg3+ 57. Kxg3 Be5+ 58. Kf2 Qxc7 59.
Qxc7 Bxc7 60. Kf3 0-1

Kevin Bonham
28-07-2011, 02:37 AM
Carlsen-Moro was a draw

Vachier-Lagrave - Pelletier, featuring a rook sac that could have won more easily but eventually won anyway.

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. g3 Be7 6. Bg2 Ngf6 7. Nxf6+ Bxf6
8. Ne2 O-O 9. O-O Rb8 10. Nc3 b5 11. Qd3 a6 12. a4 b4 13. Ne4 a5 14. Nxf6+ Nxf6
15. Bg5 Bb7 16. Bxb7 Rxb7 17. Rfe1 c6 18. Re5 Rd7 19. c3 bxc3 20. bxc3 Rd5 21.
Rae1 h6 22. Bxf6 gxf6 (22... Qxf6 {was required}) 23. Rxe6 $3 fxe6 24. Qg6+ Kh8
25. Qxh6+ Kg8 26. Qg6+ Kh8 27. Re4 f5 28. Qh6+ Kg8 29. Rxe6 Rd7 30. Rg6+ Kf7
31. Rxc6 ({Missing} 31. Qh5 {which will win queen for rook leaving white with
an easy win on account of his huge stash of extra pawns.}) 31... Ke8 32. d5 Re7
33. c4 f4 34. Qh5+ Rff7 35. Kg2 f3+ 36. Kh3 Qd7+ 37. g4 Kd8 38. Qg5 Rg7 39. Qf4
Ke8 40. Kg3 Qb7 41. Qf5 Rc7 42. Rh6 Rh7 (42... Rg8 {was required but then} 43.
c5 Rf7 44. Re6+ Kf8 45. Qe5 Re7 46. c6 {and white is winning anyway}) 43. Re6+
1-0

Max Illingworth
28-07-2011, 09:40 AM
38...Rg7 was a decisive mistake. If Black plays the correct 38...Qe8, he should not lose.

Kevin Bonham
29-07-2011, 03:22 AM
Carlsen draws again but Morozevich loses so Carlsen wins the event with one round to spare as he now leads by 4 on the 3-1-0 system.

Morozevich-Caruana.

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 dxc4 7. e4 g5 8. Bg3 b5
9. Ne5 Bb7 10. h4 g4 11. Nxg4 Nxg4 12. Qxg4 Qxd4 13. Qf4 Bb4 14. Rd1 Bxc3+ 15.
Ke2 Qe5 16. Qxe5 Bxe5 17. Bxe5 Rh7 18. Ke3 Nd7 19. Bg3 O-O-O 20. Be2 f5 21. Rd6
fxe4 22. Rxe6 Nc5 23. Rg6 h5 24. Rg5 Rd5 25. Rd1 Nd3 26. b3 Ba6 27. bxc4 bxc4
28. Rd2 Kb7 29. Rg8 Kb6 30. Rc2 Ne1 31. Rc1 Nxg2+ 32. Kxe4 Re7+ 33. Kf3 Nxh4+
34. Bxh4 Rf5+ 35. Kg2 Rxe2 36. a4 Rb2 37. Rb8+ Bb7 38. Rxc4 c5+ 39. Kh2 Rb1 40.
f4 Rd5 41. Rd8 Rbd1 42. Rxd5 Bxd5 43. Rc3 c4 44. Bf6 Kc5 45. Kg3 Kb4 46. Rc2 a5
47. f5 Rf1 0-1

Kevin Bonham
30-07-2011, 11:26 AM
Carlsen made a noble attempt to give Caruana lots of ratings points in the final round by playing the Philidor but it was to no avail.

19 (+5=4-1) Carlsen
17 (+4=5-1) Morozevich
12 (+2=6-2) Vachier-Lagrave, Shirov
10 (+2=4-4) Caruana
5 (+0=5-5) Pelletier

Basil
30-07-2011, 09:12 PM
50% draw rate. Does that tell us anything about 3-1-0 at top level?

Adamski
31-07-2011, 12:52 AM
Congrats to Magnus on another victory.