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  • #16
    Speed Chess Championship Main Event 2020

    November 15, 2020

    The Fabiano Caruana – Jan-Krzysztof Duda Match (continued)


    3+1 (FC-JD 4-4)

    Round 2, Game 10, Nov. 15
    Caruana, Fabiano – Duda, Jan-Krzysztof
    B90 Sicilian, Najdorf

    1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.h4 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.f4 exf4 9.Bxf4 Nc6 10.Qd2 d5 11.O-O-O Bb4 12.Bg5 Nxe4 13.Qe3 Nxg5 14.Nxd5 Bd6 15.hxg5 Ne7 16.Bc4 b5 17.Nxe7 Qxe7 18.Bxe6 fxe6 19.Kb1 Rd8 20.Na5 Rc8 21.Qe4 e5 22.g6 h6 23.Rhf1 Rf8 24.Rxf8+ Qxf8 25.Qg4 Rc7 26.Qe6+ 1-0

    Round 2, Game 11, Nov. 15
    Duda, Jan-Krzysztof – Caruana, Fabiano
    C54 Giuoco Piano

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d3 d6 6.O-O a6 7.a4 Ba7 8.Re1 h6 9.Nbd2 Nh7 10.b4 Qf6 11.d4 Ng5 12.b5 Na5 13.Be2 O-O 14.Ba3 Re8 15.Qc2 Nxf3+ 16.Nxf3 Bg4 17.Bb4 Bb6 18.dxe5 dxe5 19.c4 c5 20.Ba3 Rad8 21.Bb2 Bc7 22.Nd2 Bxe2 23.Rxe2 axb5 24.axb5 b6 25.Nf1 Qe6 26.Ne3 Ra8 27.Nd5 Rec8 28.Re3 Bd8 29.h3 Nb7 30.Rd1 Ra2 31.Qb3 Rca8 32.Rg3 Kh7 33.Rf3 R8a7 34.Rb1 Nd6 35.Qd3 R2a4 36.Rc1 Ra2 37.Rc2 R7a4 38.Qb3 Ra7 39.Qd3 R2a4 40.Kh2 Ra2 41.g3 Qg6 42.Re3 Qe6 43.Kg2 R2a4 44.Ree2 Ra2 45.Qb3 R2a4 46.Bc1 Ra1 47.Bb2 R1a4 48.Qd3 Ra2 49.Ne3 R2a4 50.Ng4 f6 51.Ne3 Be7 52.Nd5 Bd8 53.h4 Nf7 54.f3 h5 55.Bc1 Nd6 56.Red2 Nf7 57.Rd1 Nd6 58.Nc3 Rxc4 59.Qxd6 Qxd6 60.Rxd6 Be7 61.Rxb6 Rd4 62.Ra6 1-0

    Round 2, Game 12, Nov. 15
    Caruana, Fabiano – Duda, Jan-Krzysztof
    B90 Sicilian, Najdorf

    1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.h4 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.f4 exf4 9.Bxf4 Nc6 10.Qd2 d5 11.O-O-O Bb4 12.Bg5 Nxe4 13.Qe3 Nxg5 14.Nxd5 Bd6 15.hxg5 Ne7 16.Bc4 Nf5 17.Qd2 Ng3 18.Rh4 b5 19.Bd3 Bxd5 20.Rd4 Qc7 21.Qe1+ Qe7 22.Rxd5 Bf4+ 23.Kb1 Qxe1 24.Rxe1+ Kf8 25.Nc5 g6 26.Rd4 Bxg5 27.Rg4 Bd8 28.Rxg3 Bh4 29.Ree3 Bxg3 30.Rxg3 Kg7 31.b4 Rhe8 32.Kb2 h5 33.a4 bxa4 34.Bxa6 Re5 35.Bc4 h4 36.Rf3 a3+ 37.Rxa3 Rxa3 38.Kxa3 Rg5 39.Bf1 Rf5 40.Bd3 Rf2 41.b5 Rxg2 42.b6 h3 43.Be4 Rd2 44.b7 Rd8 45.Nd7 f5 46.Bd5 g5 47.b8=Q Rxb8 48.Nxb8 g4 49.Nc6 Kf6 50.c4 g3 51.Nd4 g2 52.Ne2 f4 53.c5 Ke5 54.Bf3 Ke6 55.c6 1-0

    Jan: "It's 6:6... So far the same number of draws as in the hit series the Queen's Gambit!"

    Peter: "I don't know if this features the same number of ridiculous draw offers..."

    Round 2, Game 13, Nov. 15
    Duda, Jan-Krzysztof – Caruana, Fabiano
    C54 Giuoco Piano

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d3 d6 6.O-O O-O 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bh4 g5 9.Bg3 Qe7 10.b4 Bb6 11.a4 a5 12.b5 Nd8 13.Nbd2 Nh5 14.d4 Nxg3 15.hxg3 Kg7 16.Bb3 Bg4 17.Nc4 f6 18.Ne3 Bd7 19.Re1 Nf7 20.Nh2 c6 21.bxc6 bxc6 22.Rb1 Rab8 23.g4 Rfd8 24.Nhf1 h5 25.Ng3 Nh6 26.Nxh5+ Kg6 27.Nf5 Nxf5 28.gxf5+ Kh6 29.Re3 1-0

    Round 2, Game 14, Nov. 15
    Caruana, Fabiano – Duda, Jan-Krzysztof
    C42 Petrov, Nimzowitsch Attack

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.Nc3 Nxc3 6.dxc3 Be7 7.Be3 O-O 8.Qd2 Nd7 9.O-O-O Nf6 10.Bd3 c5 11.Rhe1 Be6 12.a3 c4 13.Bf1 Ne4 14.Qe2 d5 15.Bd4 b5 16.Nd2 Nd6 17.g3 Re8 18.Bg2 Nf5 19.Nf3 a5 20.Ne5 Qc7 21.Qh5 g6 22.Qf3 b4 23.a4 Rab8 24.h4 bxc3 25.Bxc3 d4 26.Rxd4 Nxd4 27.Bxd4 Bc5 28.Bc3 Bb4 29.Nc6 Bxc3 30.Qxc3 Rb6 31.Nxa5 Reb8 32.b3 Qc5 33.Nxc4 Bxc4 34.Qxc4 Qxc4 35.bxc4 Rb1+ 36.Kd2 Rxe1 37.Kxe1 Rb4 38.Bd5 Rxa4 39.Kd2 Kf8 40.Kd3 Ke7 41.Kd4 Ra2 42.Kd3 f6 43.c5 Ra4 44.c6 Kd6 45.c4 Ra2 46.Ke3 Rb2 47.Kf3 h6 48.g4 g5 49.hxg5 hxg5 50.Ke3 Rb8 51.Ke4 Ke7 52.Kf5 Rc8 53.f3 Rc7 54.Kg6 Rc8 55.Kf5 Rc7 56.Kg6 Rc8 57.Kg7 Rc7 58.Kh6 Rc8 59.Kg6 Rc7 60.Kf5 Rc8 61.Ke4 Rc7 62.Kd4 Kd6 63.Ke4 Ke7 64.f4 gxf4 65.Kxf4 Kd6 66.Kf5 Ke7 67.c5 Rc8 68.Ke4 Rc7 69.Kd4 Rc8 70.Kc4 Kd8 71.Kd4 Kc7 72.Ke4 Re8+ 73.Kd4 Re5 74.Be4 Rg5 75.Bf3 Kc8 76.Kc4 Kd8 77.Kd4 Re5 78.Be4 Kc7 79.Bf3 Rg5 80.Kc4 Kb8 81.Kd4 Kc8 82.Kc4 Kc7 83.Kd4 Re5 84.Be4 Rg5 85.Bf3 1/2-1/2

    After 13 decisive games we finally have a draw, just when it seemed Duda was going to take a 2-point lead

    Round 2, Game 15, Nov. 15
    Duda, Jan-Krzysztof – Caruana, Fabiano
    C42 Petrov, Classical Attack

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Bf5 7.O-O Be7 8.c4 dxc4 9.Bxc4 O-O 10.Re1 Nc6 11.Nc3 Nd6 12.Bb3 Nb4 13.a3 Nd3 14.Re2 Nxc1 15.Qxc1 c6 16.Qf4 Bf6 17.Rae1 g6 18.g4 g5 19.Qg3 Bg6 20.Ne5 Kg7 21.Ba2 Rc8 22.Re3 Rc7 23.Ne2 Re8 24.Nc3 Rce7 25.f4 gxf4 26.Qxf4 h6 27.R3e2 Nc8 28.Kh1 Nb6 29.Rf1 Bg5 30.Qf2 Qd6 31.h4 Bf6 32.h5 Bh7 33.Nxf7 Qxd4 34.Rxe7 Rxe7 35.Qxd4 Bxd4 36.Nd6 Be5 37.Nf5+ Bxf5 38.Rxf5 Bxc3 39.bxc3 Re1+ 40.Kg2 Re2+ 41.Rf2 Rxf2+ 42.Kxf2 Na4 43.c4 Kf6 44.Bb3 Nc5 45.Bc2 Nd7 46.Kg3 Ne5 47.Bb3 Kg5 48.c5 Nd3 49.Be6 Nxc5 50.Bc8 b6 51.Kf3 Nb3 52.Ke4 c5 53.Kd5 Nd4 54.a4 Ne2 55.a5 bxa5 56.Kxc5 Nc3 57.Bd7 Ne4+ 58.Kb5 Nf6 59.Be6 Nxg4 60.Bf7 Nf6 61.Kxa5 Nxh5 62.Ka6 Ng7 63.Kxa7 Kf6 64.Bd5 h5 65.Kb6 h4 66.Bg2 Ke5 67.Kc5 Ne6+ 68.Kc4 Kf4 69.Bh3 Ng5 70.Bc8 Ke4 71.Kc3 Ke3 72.Kc2 Nf3 73.Kd1 Kf2 74.Bg4 Ne5 75.Be6 Kg3 76.Ke2 Ng4 77.Bxg4 Kxg4 78.Kf2 h3 79.Kg1 Kg3 80.Kh1 h2 1/2-1/2

    Round 2, Game 16, Nov. 15
    Caruana, Fabiano – Duda, Jan-Krzysztof
    C42 Petrov, Nimzowitsch Attack

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.Nc3 Nxc3 6.dxc3 Be7 7.Be3 Nd7 8.Qd2 O-O 9.O-O-O Nf6 10.Bd3 Be6 11.Nd4 Bd7 12.c4 Re8 13.f3 d5 14.Rhe1 c5 15.Nf5 Bxf5 16.Bxf5 d4 17.Bf4 Nh5 18.Kb1 g6 19.Bd3 Nxf4 20.Qxf4 Qd6 21.Qe4 Qd7 22.g3 Bg5 23.Qd5 Qxd5 24.cxd5 Rxe1 25.Rxe1 Rd8 26.f4 Bf6 27.Bc4 Kf8 28.a4 Re8 29.Rxe8+ Kxe8 30.Kc1 1/2-1/2

    Round 2, Game 17, Nov. 15
    Duda, Jan-Krzysztof – Caruana, Fabiano
    E53 Nimzo-Indian

    1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 c5 6.Nf3 d5 7.cxd5 exd5 8.dxc5 Nbd7 9.Be2 Nxc5 10.Bd2 Bf5 11.a3 Bxc3 12.Bxc3 Nfe4 13.Bd4 Ne6 14.O-O Nxd4 15.Qxd4 Qd6 16.Rfd1 Rfd8 17.Rac1 h6 18.Bd3 Qe7 19.Qe5 Qxe5 20.Nxe5 Be6 21.Rc7 Rac8 22.Rdc1 Nd6 23.Rxc8 Rxc8 24.Rxc8+ Bxc8 25.Kf1 Kf8 26.Ke1 Ke7 27.Nf3 Bf5 28.Bf1 Be4 29.Nd4 g5 30.Kd2 h5 31.f3 Bg6 32.Kc3 h4 33.Nb5 Nxb5+ 34.Bxb5 f6 35.Kd4 Kd6 36.Ba4 Bh5 37.Bb3 Bf7 38.e4 b6 39.Bxd5 Be8 40.g3 hxg3 41.hxg3 Bd7 42.Bc4 Bc6 43.Bd3 Bd7 44.Bf1 a5 45.Bc4 Bc6 46.Bd5 Bd7 47.Bf7 Bc6 48.Bg6 Bd7 49.Bf5 Bc6 50.f4 gxf4 51.gxf4 Bb7 52.Bh3 Bc6 53.Bg2 Bd7 54.Bf3 Bb5 55.Bd1 Bc6 56.Bb3 Bb5 57.Bd5 Bd7 58.Bb7 Bb5 59.Ba8 Bd7 60.Bd5 Bb5 61.Bf7 Bc6 62.Bh5 Bd7 63.Bf3 Bb5 64.Bd1 Bc6 65.Bb3 Bb5 66.Bd5 Bd7 67.Ke3 Bb5 68.Kd4 1/2-1/2

    Score at the end of Round Two

    Duda-Caruana 9-8

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    • #17
      Speed Chess Championship Main Event 2020

      November 15, 2020

      The Fabiano Caruana – Jan-Krzysztof Duda Match (continued)


      1+1 (FC-JD 1-8)

      Round 3, Game 18, Nov. 15
      Caruana, Fabiano – Duda, Jan-Krzysztof
      C42 Petrov, Nimzowitsch Attack

      1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.Nc3 Nxc3 6.dxc3 Be7 7.Be3 O-O 8.Bd3 Nd7 9.Qe2 b6 10.O-O-O Bb7 11.Nd4 Bf6 12.h4 Nc5 13.Bb5 a6 14.Bc6 Bxd4 15.cxd4 Bxc6 16.dxc5 bxc5 17.Bxc5 Re8 18.Qg4 Qc8 19.Qxc8 Raxc8 20.Bd4 Re4 21.f3 Re2 22.Rd2 Rce8 23.Rhd1 f6 24.b3 Kf7 25.c4 Bd7 26.Kc2 Bf5+ 27.Kc3 h5 28.Bf2 R8e5 29.Rxe2 Rxe2 30.Rd2 Rxd2 31.Kxd2 Ke6 32.Kc3 c5 33.b4 cxb4+ 34.Kxb4 Bb1 35.a3 Bd3 36.g3 g5 37.f4 g4 38.Bd4 Kf5 39.c5 dxc5+ 40.Kxc5 Ke4 41.Bxf6 Kf3 42.f5 Kxg3 43.Kd4 Bxf5 44.Ke3 Kg2 45.Be5 g3 46.Bb8 Bd7 47.Bc7 Be6 48.Bd6 Kh3 49.Be5 Kxh4 50.Kf3 Bd5+ 51.Kf4 Kh3 0-1

      "That's going to sting quite a bit!"

      Duda squeezes out an endgame win in the first bullet game to take a 2-point lead for the first time:

      Round 3, Game 19, Nov. 15
      Duda, Jan-Krzysztof – Caruana, Fabiano
      E49 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System

      1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5 6.a3 Bxc3+ 7.bxc3 c5 8.cxd5 exd5 9.Ne2 Nc6 10.O-O Re8 11.f3 b6 12.Ra2 Qc7 13.Ng3 h5 14.Re2 h4 15.Nf5 Bxf5 16.Bxf5 g6 17.Bd3 cxd4 18.cxd4 Re6 19.Qe1 h3 20.Qh4 hxg2 21.Rxg2 Kg7 22.Bd2 Rh8 23.Qg3 Qe7 24.Bb5 Rh5 25.a4 Na5 26.Bxa5 bxa5 27.e4 dxe4 28.fxe4 Nxe4 29.Qf4 Rf6 30.Qe3 Rxf1+ 31.Bxf1 Qh4 32.Bd3 Ng5 33.Qe5+ Kh7 34.Qe3 Nh3+ 35.Kh1 Qf4 36.Qxf4 Nxf4 37.Rd2 Rh3 38.Bc4 Rc3 39.Bf1 Kg7 40.d5 Kf8 41.d6 Ke8 42.Kg1 Kd8 43.Kf2 Rc5 44.Bb5 Rd5 45.Rxd5 Nxd5 46.Kf3 Nb6 47.Ke4 f6 48.Kd4 a6 49.Bc6 Kc8 50.Kc5 Nd7+ 51.Kd5 Kd8 52.Ke6 Ne5 53.Be4 Nc4 54.Bxg6 Nb2 55.Bc2 f5 56.Kxf5 1-0

      Round 3, Game 20, Nov. 15
      Caruana, Fabiano – Duda, Jan-Krzysztof
      A46 Queen’s Pawn, Fianchetto

      1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 b5 5.O-O Bb7 6.c3 Be7 7.a4 a6 8.Re1 O-O 9.Bf4 Nbd7 10.Nbd2 c5 11.Ne5 cxd4 12.cxd4 Nxe5 13.Bxe5 Nd7 14.Bf4 Qb6 15.axb5 axb5 16.Rxa8 Rxa8 17.Nb3 b4 18.Qd2 Rc8 19.Rc1 Rxc1+ 20.Qxc1 Qc6 21.Qxc6 Bxc6 22.Na5 Bb5 23.e3 g5 24.Bc7 g4 25.Bf1 Bxf1 26.Kxf1 Nf6 27.Nc6 Bf8 28.b3 Ne4 29.Ke2 Nc3+ 30.Ke1 h5 31.Ba5 Na2 32.Kd2 Kg7 33.Ne5 Bd6 34.Nd3 Kf6 35.Ke2 Kf5 36.f3 f6 37.Kf2 e5 38.dxe5 fxe5 39.Ne1 Nc1 40.Nc2 Bc5 41.Kg2 Nd3 42.fxg4+ hxg4 43.Kf1 Ke4 44.Ke2 Nc1+ 45.Kd1 Na2 46.Kd2 Be7 47.Bc7 Bg5 48.Bd6 d4 49.Bxb4 Bxe3+ 50.Kd1 Nxb4 51.Nxb4 Bg1 0-1

      Round 3, Game 21, Nov. 15
      Duda, Jan-Krzysztof – Caruana, Fabiano
      E83 King’s Indian, Samisch

      1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d6 4.e4 Bg7 5.f3 O-O 6.Be3 Nc6 7.Nge2 e5 8.Qd2 a6 9.O-O-O Rb8 10.d5 Na5 11.Ng3 b5 12.Bh6 b4 13.Nb1 Ne8 14.h4 f5 15.Bg5 Qd7 16.exf5 gxf5 17.Nh5 Qf7 18.Nxg7 Nxg7 19.Bd3 Bd7 20.h5 Nb7 21.Qxb4 Nc5 22.Qd2 f4 23.Nc3 Nf5 24.Rde1 Nd4 25.Kb1 Rb4 26.Ne4 Rfb8 27.Nxc5 Rxb2+ 28.Qxb2 Rxb2+ 29.Kxb2 dxc5 30.Rxe5 Qf8 31.Rhe1 Qb8+ 32.Ka1 Qb4 33.Re8+ Bxe8 34.Rxe8+ Kf7 35.Re7+ Kf8 36.Bxh7 Qxc4 37.Kb1 Qb4+ 38.Kc1 Qc3+ 39.Kd1 Qa1+ 40.Kd2 Qxa2+ 41.Kd3 Qxg2 42.Bf6 Qxf3+ 43.Kc4 Qxh5 44.Kxc5 Nf5 45.Rxc7 Qh6 46.Be5 Ne7 47.d6 Qxh7 48.dxe7+ Ke8 49.Rc8+ Kxe7 50.Rc7+ Ke6 51.Rxh7 Kxe5 52.Re7+ Kf5 53.Kd4 1-0

      Caruana here missed mate-in-1 (41...Qc2#)... twice, and mate-in-2 once! It definitely hasn't been his day

      Round 3, Game 22, Nov. 15
      Caruana, Fabiano – Duda, Jan-Krzysztof
      C49 Four Knights, double Ruy Lopez

      1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Bb5 Bb4 5.d3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 d6 7.O-O O-O 8.h3 h6 9.Re1 a6 10.Bc4 Na5 11.Bb3 c5 12.c4 b5 13.cxb5 axb5 14.Bd2 c4 15.Bxa5 Rxa5 16.dxc4 bxc4 17.Bxc4 Qc7 18.Bb3 Bb7 19.Nd2 Rc5 20.Re3 d5 21.exd5 Nxd5 22.Rg3 Nf4 23.Qg4 g6 24.Re1 Kh7 25.Nf3 f5 26.Qh4 Bxf3 27.Rxf3 g5 28.Qg3 Qa5 29.Rfe3 Ng6 30.R3e2 e4 31.Qd6 Qc7 32.Qxc7+ Rxc7 33.Rd2 Rf6 34.a4 h5 35.Red1 g4 36.hxg4 hxg4 37.g3 f4 38.gxf4 Nxf4 39.Rd7+ Rxd7 40.Rxd7+ Kg6 41.Rd2 Kg5 42.Bc4 Nh3+ 43.Kg2 Kh4 44.a5 Nf4+ 45.Kf1 g3 46.fxg3+ Kxg3 47.a6 e3 48.Rd8 Rh6 49.Rg8+ Kf3 50.a7 e2+ 51.Bxe2+ 1-0

      Caruana grabs a win after losing the first 4 bullet games, but Duda still has a huge 13:9 lead!

      Round 3, Game 23, Nov. 15
      Duda, Jan-Krzysztof – Caruana, Fabiano
      E63 King’s Indian, Fianchetto, Panno System

      1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 d6 5.Nf3 O-O 6.O-O Nc6 7.Nc3 a6 8.b3 Rb8 9.Bb2 b5 10.cxb5 axb5 11.Rc1 Bd7 12.e3 e6 13.Qe2 Ne7 14.b4 Ned5 15.a3 c6 16.e4 Nb6 17.e5 Ne8 18.Ne4 d5 19.Nc5 Nc4 20.Rc3 Nc7 21.Bc1 Ra8 22.h4 h6 23.Nh2 Na6 24.Nxd7 Qxd7 25.Ng4 h5 26.Nf6+ Bxf6 27.exf6 Rfe8 28.g4 e5 29.Rg3 exd4 30.Qd1 hxg4 31.Rxg4 Nc7 32.h5 Qf5 33.hxg6 fxg6 34.Rf4 1-0

      Round 3, Game 24, Nov. 15
      Caruana, Fabiano – Duda, Jan-Krzysztof
      D78 Neo-Grunfeld

      1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 O-O 5.O-O d5 6.c4 c6 7.Qb3 Qb6 8.Rd1 Rd8 9.Nc3 Be6 10.Qxb6 axb6 11.cxd5 Nxd5 12.Nxd5 Bxd5 13.a3 Bxf3 14.Bxf3 Rxd4 15.Be3 Rxd1+ 16.Rxd1 Na6 17.Bxb6 Bxb2 18.a4 Ba3 19.a5 Bc5 20.Rd7 Bxb6 21.axb6 Nc5 22.Rxe7 Ra1+ 23.Kg2 Rb1 24.e3 Rxb6 25.h4 h5 26.g4 hxg4 27.Bxg4 Rb4 28.Kf3 Kf8 29.Rc7 f5 30.Bh3 Rxh4 31.Bf1 Re4 32.Rh7 Re7 33.Rh8+ Kg7 34.Rb8 Nd7 35.Rd8 Ne5+ 36.Kf4 Rd7 37.Re8 Kf6 38.e4 g5+ 0-1

      Round 3, Game 25, Nov. 15
      Duda, Jan-Krzysztof – Caruana, Fabiano
      E53 Nimzo-Indian

      1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 c5 6.Nf3 d5 7.cxd5 exd5 8.dxc5 Nbd7 9.Be2 Bxc3+ 10.Bd2 Nxc5 11.Bxc3 Nce4 12.Bd4 Be6 13.O-O Qe7 14.h3 Rfc8 15.Qb3 Nc5 16.Qa3 b6 17.Rfc1 Nfe4 18.b4 Nd7 19.Qb2 Ndf6 20.Ba6 Rxc1+ 21.Rxc1 Nd6 22.Bxf6 gxf6 23.Nd4 Nc4 24.Qe2 Ne5 25.a3 Kh8 26.Qh5 Rg8 27.Bf1 Bd7 28.Rc3 Qd6 29.f4 Nc6 30.Bd3 Rg7 31.Nf5 Bxf5 32.Bxf5 d4 33.Rd3 Qd5 34.e4 Qc4 35.Qd1 Rg8 36.Kh2 Rg7 37.Qd2 b5 38.Bd7 Rg8 39.Bxc6 Qxc6 40.Rxd4 Qc7 41.Rd6 Qe7 42.Qd4 Kg7 43.g4 Rc8 44.g5 Kg8 45.gxf6 Qf8 46.Kg3 Kh8 47.Qe5 Re8 48.Qd5 Qg8+ 49.Qg5 Qf8 50.e5 Rc8 51.Kh4 Qe8 52.Qg7# 1-0

      Final Position

      

      Round 3, Game 26, Nov. 15
      Caruana, Fabiano – Duda, Jan-Krzysztof
      B90 Sicilian, Najdorf

      1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Rg1 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.g4 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Bg2 Nxc3 11.Qxd8+ Kxd8 12.bxc3 Nc6 13.Be3 Kc7 14.Rb1 Rc8 15.Be4 Be7 16.Ke2 b5 17.g5 Rcd8 18.h4 Bd5 19.Kf3 Bxe4+ 20.Kxe4 Rd7 21.Nd2 Rhd8 22.Nf3 Re8 23.h5 Na5 24.a4 Nc4 25.Nh4 bxa4 26.Nf5 g6 27.hxg6 hxg6 28.Nh6 Ba3 29.Ra1 Rb8 30.Ng4 Rb2 31.Nf6 Rd8 32.Rh1 Rxc2 33.Rh7 Kc6 34.Rxf7 Nd6+ 35.Kd3 Rb2 36.Rh7 Nb5+ 37.Kc4 Rb3 38.Ne4 Rd5 39.Rf7 Rxc3+ 40.Nxc3 Nd6# 0-1

      Final Mate

      

      Nice one!

      Mate ends the match as Jan-Krzysztof Duda beats Fabiano Caruana 17:9 despite losing the first 3 games. Duda now plays Wesley So in the #SpeedChess quarterfinals!

      Score after Round Three

      Duda-Caruana 17-9

      The one remaining #SpeedChess Last 16 match is tomorrow's Artemiev-Giri to decide who plays Magnus Carlsen in the quarterfinals!



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      • #18
        Speed Chess Championship Main Event 2020

        November 16, 2020

        The Anish Giri - Vladislav Artemiev Match


        Laurence Fressinet is the commentator

        5+1 (VA-AG 5.5-3.5)

        Round 1, Game 1, Nov. 16
        Artemiev, Vladislav – Giri, Anish
        D11 Queen’s Gambit

        1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Qc2 g6 5.cxd5 cxd5 6.Bf4 Nc6 7.Nc3 Bg7 8.e3 O-O 9.Be2 Bf5 10.Qb3 Na5 11.Qb4 a6 12.O-O Rc8 13.Rfc1 b5 14.Ne5 Nc6 15.Nxc6 Rxc6 16.a4 bxa4 17.Nxa4 a5 18.Qb7 Rxc1+ 19.Rxc1 Ne4 20.Bc7 Qa8 21.Qxa8 Rxa8 22.Nb6 Ra7 23.Nxd5 Bf8 24.f3 Nd2 25.Nb6 Rb7 26.g4 Bb1 27.Rc6 Ra7 28.Bf4 f6 29.e4 Nxe4 30.fxe4 Bxe4 31.Rc8 Rb7 32.Bh6 1-0

        Round 1, Game 2, Nov. 16
        Giri, Anish – Artemiev, Vladislav
        B28 Sicilian, O’Kelly variation

        1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 a6 3.c3 e6 4.d4 d5 5.e5 Nc6 6.Be2 Bd7 7.O-O Rc8 8.a3 Qb6 9.dxc5 Bxc5 10.b4 Be7 11.c4 dxc4 12.Nbd2 c3 13.Nc4 Qc7 14.Be3 b5 15.Nb6 Rd8 16.Rc1 Nxe5 17.Nxe5 Qxe5 18.Bd4 Qb8 19.Bxg7 Bc6 20.Qb3 Bf6 21.Bxf6 Nxf6 22.Qxc3 Qxb6 23.Qxf6 Rg8 24.Bf3 Bxf3 25.Qxf3 Rg5 26.Rc6 Qd4 27.Rxa6 Qd5 28.Qxd5 Rdxd5 29.g3 Rd2 30.a4 bxa4 31.Rxa4 Rb2 32.Kg2 Kf8 33.Ra5 Rxa5 34.bxa5 Ra2 35.Re1 Rxa5 1/2-1/2

        Round 1, Game 3, Nov. 16
        Artemiev, Vladislav – Giri, Anish
        B26 Sicilian, Closed

        1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.d3 d6 6.Be3 e6 7.Qd2 Rb8 8.Nge2 Nd4 9.O-O b5 10.Nd1 Nxe2+ 11.Qxe2 Ne7 12.Qd2 O-O 13.Bh6 b4 14.Bxg7 Kxg7 15.Ne3 a5 16.f4 f5 17.Rae1 Bb7 18.exf5 exf5 19.Nc4 Bxg2 20.Qxg2 d5 21.Nxa5 Ra8 22.Nb3 Qd6 23.d4 c4 24.Nc5 Rf6 25.Re5 Rxa2 26.Rfe1 Ra7 27.h3 c3 28.bxc3 bxc3 29.Kh2 h6 30.R1e3 Kf7 31.Rxc3 Qb6 32.Rce3 Qc6 33.Qe2 Ng8 34.Re8 Kg7 35.R3e6 Rxe6 36.Nxe6+ Kh7 37.Nf8+ Kg7 38.Qe5+ Kf7 39.Nxg6 Qxc2+ 40.Qe2 Qxe2+ 41.Rxe2 Kxg6 42.g4 Nf6 43.Kg3 Ra3+ 44.Kh4 Rd3 45.Re6 Rxd4 46.Kg3 Kf7 47.Ra6 Ne4+ 48.Kh4 Nf6 49.Kg3 Re4 50.Ra7+ Re7 51.Ra6 d4 52.g5 Ne4+ 53.Kh4 hxg5+ 54.fxg5 Re6 55.Ra7+ Kg6 56.Rd7 Rd6 0-1

        Round 1, Game 4, Nov. 16
        Giri, Anish – Artemiev, Vladislav
        B41 Sicilian, Kan, Maroczy bind

        1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Qc7 7.Be2 b6 8.Be3 Bb7 9.f3 Be7 10.Qd2 d6 11.g4 Nfd7 12.g5 Nc6 13.h4 Rc8 14.Rc1 Qd8 15.Rg1 g6 16.h5 Nce5 17.b3 gxh5 18.f4 Ng4 19.Bxg4 hxg4 20.Rxg4 Nc5 21.f5 Qd7 22.f6 Bf8 23.Rh4 Qc7 24.Kf1 Nd7 25.Nce2 Ne5 26.Nf4 Qd7 27.Qg2 b5 28.cxb5 Rxc1+ 29.Bxc1 axb5 30.Bb2 b4 31.Qe2 Qc8 32.Qb5+ Nd7 33.Nfxe6 fxe6 34.Nxe6 Ba6 35.Nc7+ Qxc7 36.Qxa6 Ne5 37.Bxe5 Qc1+ 38.Kf2 Qc5+ 39.Kf3 Qxe5 40.Qc8+ Kf7 41.Qg4 Qc3+ 42.Ke2 Qc2+ 43.Ke3 Qc1+ 44.Ke2 Qc2+ 45.Ke3 Qc1+ 46.Ke2 Qc2+ 1/2-1/2

        Round 1, Game 5, Nov. 16
        Artemiev, Vladislav – Giri, Anish
        E20 Nimzo-Indian Defence

        1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Bd2 c5 5.a3 Bxc3 6.Bxc3 Ne4 7.Rc1 b6 8.Nf3 O-O 9.g3 Bb7 10.Bg2 d6 11.O-O Nxc3 12.Rxc3 Nd7 13.dxc5 Nxc5 14.b4 Ne4 15.Rd3 Qe7 16.Nd2 Nxd2 17.Qxd2 Bxg2 18.Kxg2 Rac8 19.Qf4 Rfd8 20.Rfd1 h6 21.Rxd6 Rxd6 22.Qxd6 Qxd6 23.Rxd6 Rxc4 24.Rd8+ Kh7 25.Rd7 Kg6 26.Rxa7 Rc3 27.a4 Rb3 28.b5 Ra3 29.e3 h5 30.Kf3 Ra2 31.h3 Kf6 32.Ra6 g5 33.Ke4 g4 34.hxg4 hxg4 35.Kf4 Rxf2+ 36.Kxg4 Rb2 37.Kf3 Rb4 38.Ra7 Kg6 39.Ke2 f5 40.Kd3 Kg5 41.Ra6 Kg4 42.Rxb6 Rxa4 43.Rxe6 Kxg3 44.b6 Rb4 45.Kc3 Rb1 46.Kd4 Kf3 47.Kc5 Rc1+ 48.Kd6 Rd1+ 49.Kc7 Rc1+ 50.Rc6 Rb1 51.Rc3 Ke2 52.b7 Kd2 53.Ra3 Rc1+ 54.Kb6 Rb1+ 55.Ka7 1-0

        Round 1, Game 6, Nov. 16
        Giri, Anish – Artemiev, Vladislav
        C42 Petrov, Nimzowitsch Attack

        1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.d4 Be7 7.Bd3 O-O 8.O-O Bg4 9.h3 Bh5 10.Re1 Re8 11.g4 Bg6 12.Bxg6 hxg6 13.d5 c6 14.Bf4 Nbd7 15.dxc6 bxc6 16.Bxd6 Bxd6 17.Qxd6 Ne5 18.Qxe5 Rxe5 19.Rxe5 Qb6 20.b3 Nd7 21.Re3 Nf8 22.Rd1 Rd8 23.Rde1 Ne6 24.Ne4 Qa5 25.a4 Kf8 26.h4 Nf4 27.Neg5 f6 28.Ne6+ Nxe6 29.Rxe6 Qc3 30.Kg2 Qxc2 31.g5 Qf5 32.R6e4 c5 33.R1e3 Kg8 34.Kg3 Rf8 35.gxf6 gxf6 36.Rf4 Qd7 37.Rc4 Qd6+ 38.Kg2 Qd5 39.Rec3 Qe6 40.Rxc5 Qg4+ 41.Kh2 Re8 42.R5c4 Qd7 43.Kg2 Re7 44.a5 Kg7 45.b4 Qd5 46.Rc5 Qe6 47.R5c4 Rb7 48.Rd4 Kh6 49.Re3 Qf5 50.Ree4 Rc7 51.Rf4 Qe6 52.Nh2 Kg7 53.Nf3 Rc2 54.Rde4 Qd6 55.Nd4 Rd2 56.Ne6+ Kf7 57.Ng5+ Kg7 58.Ne6+ Kf7 59.Ng5+ Kg7 60.Ne6+ 1/2-1/2

        Round 1, Game 7, Nov. 16
        Artemiev, Vladislav – Giri, Anish
        C27 Vienna game

        1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Qxe5+ Qe7 6.Qxe7+ Bxe7 7.Be2 Nf5 8.Nf3 c6 9.g4 Nh4 10.Nxh4 Bxh4 11.Ne4 Be7 12.d4 d5 13.Ng3 O-O 14.Bf4 Be6 15.O-O Nd7 16.Rfe1 Rfe8 17.h3 Nf8 18.Nf5 Bxf5 19.gxf5 Nd7 20.Bd3 Nf6 21.Kg2 Rad8 22.Kf3 Bd6 23.Bg5 Rxe1 24.Rxe1 Kf8 25.c3 Re8 26.Re3 h6 27.Bxf6 1/2-1/2

        Round 1, Game 8, Nov. 16
        Giri, Anish – Artemiev, Vladislav
        C45 Scotch, Potter variation

        1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Nb3 Bb6 6.Nc3 d6 7.Qe2 a5 8.a4 Nb4 9.Bf4 Qf6 10.Bg3 Ne7 11.O-O-O O-O 12.Kb1 Be6 13.h4 Nec6 14.h5 Nxc2 15.Bh4 Qh6 16.Qxc2 Nb4 17.Qd2 Bxb3 18.Qxh6 gxh6 19.Rh3 f5 20.Rd2 Rae8 21.Bb5 c6 22.Rxd6 Bc7 23.Rd7 Be5 24.Be2 fxe4 25.Rxb7 Bc2+ 26.Ka1 Bd3 27.Bd1 Kh8 28.Rh1 Bd4 29.f3 e3 30.Ne2 Bg7 31.Be1 Rb8 32.Rxb8 Rxb8 33.Bc3 Bxe2 34.Bxg7+ Kxg7 35.Bxe2 Nc2+ 36.Kb1 Nd4 37.Re1 Kf6 38.Bd3 Re8 39.Bxh7 Kg5 40.Be4 e2 41.Kc1 Kf4 42.Kd2 Kg3 43.Kd3 c5 44.Ke3 Nc2+ 45.Kxe2 Nxe1 46.Kxe1 Kxg2 47.Ke2 Kg3 48.Kd3 Rb8 49.Kc3 Rb4 50.b3 Kh4 51.Bg6 Kg5 52.Be8 Kf6 53.Bg6 Ke5 54.Be4 Kd6 55.Bg6 c4 56.Kd4 cxb3+ 0-1

        Round 1, Game 9, Nov. 16
        Artemiev, Vladislav – Giri, Anish
        A28 English, Four Knights, Capablanca variation

        1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.d3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e3 g6 7.Bd2 Bg7 8.a3 a5 9.Be2 O-O 10.O-O Nxc3 11.Bxc3 Be6 12.Rc1 a4 13.Nd2 Na5 14.Bb4 Re8 15.Qc2 c6 16.Bd1 Nb3 17.Nxb3 Bxb3 18.Qe2 Bd5 19.Qd2 Qd7 20.Re1 b6 21.e4 Be6 22.Bc3 c5 23.Qe3 Qd6 24.h3 h5 25.g4 hxg4 26.Bxg4 Bf6 27.Kg2 Kg7 28.Rh1 Rh8 29.Rcf1 Rh4 30.Qg3 Rah8 31.f4 Qd7 32.f5 gxf5 33.Bxf5+ Kf8 34.Bxe6 Qxe6 35.Rxf6 Qxf6 36.Bxe5 Qh6 37.Bxh8 Qd2+ 38.Qf2 Qg5+ 39.Kh2 Rxh8 40.Rf1 Qe5+ 41.Qf4 Qxf4+ 42.Rxf4 Ke7 43.Kg3 Ke6 44.h4 b5 45.Rf5 Rd8 46.Rxc5 Rxd3+ 47.Kg4 Rb3 48.Rc2 b4 49.axb4 Rxb4 50.Kf3 f5 51.exf5+ Kxf5 52.h5 Kg5 53.Rh2 Kh6 54.Ke3 a3 55.bxa3 Rb3+ 56.Kd4 Rxa3 57.Ke4 Ra5 58.Kf4 Rxh5 59.Rxh5+ Kxh5 1/2-1/2

        Score after Round One

        Vladislav Artemiev – Anish Giri 5.5-3.5


        3+1 (VA-AG 3.5-4.5)

        Round 2, Game 10, Nov. 16
        Giri, Anish – Artemiev, Vladislav
        C45 Scotch, Romanishin variation

        1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Nb3 Bb4+ 6.c3 Be7 7.f4 d6 8.Bd3 Nf6 9.O-O O-O 10.N1d2 Re8 11.Nf3 Bf8 12.Qc2 Qe7 13.Nbd2 g6 14.Re1 Bg7 15.Nf1 Bg4 16.Qf2 Rad8 17.h3 Bxf3 18.Qxf3 Nd7 19.Bc2 d5 20.e5 Ndxe5 21.fxe5 Nxe5 22.Qg3 Nf3+ 23.Qxf3 Qxe1 24.Rb1 Qe7 25.Bf4 Be5 26.Be3 d4 27.cxd4 Bxd4 28.Bxd4 Rxd4 29.Bb3 Re4 30.Kh1 Kg7 31.Ng3 Re3 32.Qf2 Re1+ 33.Rxe1 Qxe1+ 34.Qxe1 Rxe1+ 35.Kh2 Rb1 36.Ne4 Rxb2 37.Ng5 b5 38.Ne4 a5 39.Bd5 a4 40.Kg3 b4 41.Nc5 b3 42.a3 Rd2 43.Be4 b2 44.Nxa4 Rd4 0-1

        Round 2, Game 11, Nov. 16
        Artemiev, Vladislav – Giri, Anish
        A45 Queen’s Pawn game

        1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Bf4 a6 4.e3 e6 5.g4 Bb4 6.Ne2 O-O 7.a3 Be7 8.Ng3 c5 9.g5 Nfd7 10.Qh5 Re8 11.h4 Nc6 12.O-O-O b5 13.dxc5 b4 14.axb4 Nxb4 15.e4 Qa5 16.Kb1 Nxc5 17.exd5 exd5 18.Qf3 Be6 19.Nge2 Bf5 20.Nd4 Nb3 21.Nxb3 Bxc2+ 22.Kc1 Bxb3 23.Bd3 Qa1+ 24.Bb1 Na2+ 25.Nxa2 Bxa2 26.Qd3 Rac8+ 0-1

        Round 2, Game 12, Nov. 16
        Giri, Anish – Artemiev, Vladislav
        C45 Scotch, Romanishin variation

        1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Nb3 Bb4+ 6.c3 Be7 7.f4 d6 8.Bd3 Nf6 9.O-O O-O 10.N1d2 Re8 11.Nf3 Bf8 12.Qc2 Qe7 13.Re1 g6 14.Nbd4 Bg7 15.Be3 Bg4 16.Bf2 Nxd4 17.Nxd4 c5 18.Nb3 Qc7 19.Nd2 Bd7 20.Kh1 Bc6 21.c4 Bh6 22.f5 Ng4 23.Bg1 Ne5 24.Be2 Qe7 25.Rad1 Rad8 26.b3 Qh4 27.Nf3 Qxe4 28.Qxe4 Bxe4 29.Nxe5 Rxe5 30.fxg6 hxg6 31.Bf1 Rde8 32.Re2 R8e6 33.h3 Bf4 34.Rde1 Bg3 35.Rd1 b6 36.Bh2 Bxh2 37.Kxh2 f5 38.Red2 Kf7 39.Rxd6 Rxd6 40.Rxd6 Re6 41.Rd7+ Re7 42.Rd6 Re6 43.Rd7+ Re7 44.Rd6 f4 45.Kg1 Re6 46.Rd7+ Re7 47.Rd6 Bb1 48.Rd2 Bf5 49.Kf2 g5 50.Be2 Rd7 51.Rb2 Kf6 52.Bf3 Rd3 53.Re2 Rc3 54.Rd2 Rc2 55.Ke2 Ke5 56.Kd1 Rxd2+ 57.Kxd2 Kd4 58.Be2 Be4 59.Bf3 Bb1 60.a3 a5 61.a4 Bd3 62.Bd1 Be4 63.Bf3 Bf5 64.Bd1 Be6 65.Bf3 1-0

        Round 2, Game 13, Nov. 16
        Artemiev, Vladislav – Giri, Anish
        A06 Reti Opening

        1.Nf3 d5 2.b3 Bf5 3.Bb2 e6 4.g3 h6 5.Bg2 Nf6 6.O-O Nbd7 7.d3 Be7 8.Nbd2 O-O 9.Qe1 Bh7 10.e4 a5 11.a3 c6 12.Qe2 Qb6 13.Rab1 dxe4 14.dxe4 Qa6 15.Qe3 Rfd8 16.h3 a4 17.b4 c5 18.b5 Qa7 19.c4 Qa5 20.Rbd1 Qc7 21.e5 Ne8 22.Ne4 Nb6 23.Rc1 Rd7 24.Qe2 Rad8 25.Bc3 Rd3 26.Ne1 Rxc3 27.Nxc3 Rd4 28.Nd1 g5 29.Ne3 Ng7 30.Ng4 Nf5 31.Nf3 Rd8 32.Rfd1 Nd7 33.h4 gxh4 34.Nxh4 Bxh4 35.gxh4 Kh8 36.b6 Qc8 37.Qd2 Nd4 38.Qe3 Rg8 39.Nxh6 Rg7 40.Kh2 Qd8 41.Qf4 Nxe5 42.Bh1 Nd3 43.Rxd3 Bxd3 44.Rg1 Qe7 45.Rxg7 Kxg7 46.Ng4 Bg6 47.Qh6+ Kg8 48.Be4 Nf5 49.Bxf5 exf5 50.Ne3 Qe5+ 51.Kg1 f4 52.Nd5 Qe1+ 53.Kg2 Be4+ 54.Kh3 Qh1+ 55.Kg4 Qg2+ 56.Kxf4 Qf3+ 57.Ke5 Bxd5 58.Qg5+ Kf8 59.cxd5 Qc3+ 60.Kd6 c4 61.Qd8+ Kg7 62.Qg5+ Kf8 63.Kc7 Qxa3 64.d6 c3 65.d7 1-0

        (to be continued)

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        • #19
          Speed Chess Championship Main Event 2020

          November 16, 2020

          The Anish Giri - Vladislav Artemiev Match (continued)


          Laurence Fressinet is the commentator

          3+1 (VA-AG 3.5-4.5)

          Round 2, Game 14, Nov. 16
          Giri, Anish – Artemiev, Vladislav
          C42 Petrov, Classical Attack

          1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 Be7 6.Bd3 Nf6 7.O-O O-O 8.h3 b6 9.c4 Bb7 10.Nc3 d5 11.Bf4 Nbd7 12.Re1 Bd6 13.Bg5 h6 14.Bh4 dxc4 15.Bxc4 a6 16.a4 c5 17.dxc5 Bxc5 18.Bd5 Bxd5 19.Nxd5 g5 20.Nxg5 Nxd5 21.Qxd5 hxg5 22.Bxg5 Qc7 23.Bh6 Qd6 24.Qxd6 Bxd6 25.Rad1 Bc5 26.Rxd7 Rfe8 27.Rxe8+ Rxe8 28.Kf1 Re6 29.Bd2 1-0

          Round 2, Game 15, Nov. 16
          Artemiev, Vladislav – Giri, Anish
          C47 Four Knights, Ioseliani-Glek

          1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 d5 4.exd5 Nxd5 5.Bg2 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Nc6 7.Nf3 Bc5 8.O-O O-O 9.d3 Re8 10.Qe1 Bf5 11.Ng5 h6 12.Ne4 Bb6 13.a4 Qd7 14.Be3 Bh3 15.a5 Bxg2 16.Kxg2 Bxa5 17.Qb1 Bb6 18.Qb5 f5 19.Nd2 Kh8 20.Bxb6 cxb6 21.Rfe1 Re7 22.Re2 Rae8 23.Rae1 Qc7 24.Qd5 a6 25.Qf3 Qd7 26.Nc4 b5 27.Ne3 Rf7 28.Qd5 Qxd5+ 29.Nxd5 Rd8 30.Nb4 Rc8 31.Nd5 Rd8 32.Nb4 Rd6 33.Na2 g6 34.Nc1 Kg7 35.Nb3 Rd5 36.Nd2 Rc7 37.f4 exf4 38.gxf4 Kf7 39.Nf3 Re7 40.h4 Rxe2+ 41.Rxe2 Rc5 42.d4 Rxc3 43.d5 Nb4 44.Ne5+ Kf6 45.Nd7+ Kf7 46.Ne5+ Kf6 47.Nd7+ Kf7 48.Ne5+ 1/2-1/2

          Round 2, Game 16, Nov. 16
          Giri, Anish – Artemiev, Vladislav
          B28 Sicilian, O’Kelly variation

          1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 a6 3.c3 d5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.d4 e6 6.Be3 Nd7 7.c4 Qd6 8.Nc3 Ngf6 9.Be2 b6 10.O-O Bb7 11.Qd2 cxd4 12.Nxd4 Qc7 13.Bf4 Qc8 14.Rfe1 Bc5 15.Nb3 Be7 16.Bd6 Qc6 17.Bf3 Qxd6 18.Bxb7 Qxd2 19.Nxd2 Ra7 20.Bf3 O-O 21.Red1 Rc7 22.Rac1 Rfc8 23.Be2 Ne5 24.Kf1 g5 25.h3 Kg7 26.c5 Bxc5 27.Bxa6 Rd8 28.Be2 Be7 29.Nde4 Nxe4 30.Nxe4 Rxd1+ 31.Rxd1 f5 32.Nc3 Bb4 33.Nb5 Rc2 34.a3 Be7 35.b4 Kf6 36.Rb1 Ra2 37.Ke1 g4 38.hxg4 Nxg4 39.Bxg4 fxg4 40.Rb3 h5 41.g3 e5 42.Re3 Kf5 43.Nc7 Bg5 44.Rb3 h4 45.gxh4 Bxh4 46.Nd5 Bxf2+ 47.Kf1 Bd4 0-1

          Round 2, Game 17, Nov. 16
          Artemiev, Vladislav – Giri, Anish
          E10 Queen’s Pawn game

          1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.e3 Bd6 5.b3 O-O 6.Bb2 b6 7.Bd3 Bb7 8.O-O Nbd7 9.Nc3 dxc4 10.bxc4 c5 11.d5 exd5 12.Nxd5 Nxd5 13.cxd5 Qe7 14.Qc2 g6 15.Rad1 Rad8 16.Qc3 f6 17.e4 Ne5 18.Nd2 Nxd3 19.Qxd3 Be5 20.Bxe5 Qxe5 21.Qa3 Qc7 22.Rfe1 f5 23.Qc3 fxe4 24.Nxe4 Qg7 25.Qb3 Rf5 26.d6+ Qf7 27.Qb2 Bxe4 28.Rxe4 Rd5 29.Rde1 R5xd6 30.Qc3 Rd3 31.Qe5 R3d5 32.Qg3 Rd1 33.h4 Qxa2 34.Kh2 Rxe1 35.Rxe1 Qd5 36.Qg4 Qf5 37.Qg3 Rf8 38.Kg1 Qf6 39.Qb3+ Rf7 40.Qc2 Qxh4 41.Re8+ Kg7 42.g3 Qf6 43.Qe2 h5 44.Re6 Qf5 45.Qb2+ Kh7 46.Re8 Qf6 47.Qe2 c4 48.Rc8 c3 49.f4 Qd4+ 50.Kh1 Qd5+ 51.Kg1 Qd4+ 52.Kh1 Rd7 53.Qe6 Qd1+ 0-1

          Score at the end of Round Two

          Vladislav Artemiev – Giri, Anish 9-8

          1+1 (VA-AG 6.5-3.5)

          Round 3, Game 18, Nov. 16
          Giri, Anish – Artemiev, Vladislav
          B28 Sicilian, O’Kelly variation

          1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 a6 3.c3 d5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.d4 Nf6 6.Be3 cxd4 7.cxd4 e6 8.Bd3 Nc6 9.O-O Be7 10.Nc3 Qd6 11.Rc1 O-O 12.Re1 Nb4 13.Bb1 b5 14.Bg5 Bb7 15.a3 Nbd5 16.Nxd5 Nxd5 17.Qd3 g6 18.Bh6 Rfc8 19.Ne5 Bf8 20.Bxf8 Rxf8 21.Qd2 Rad8 22.h4 Qe7 23.h5 Qh4 24.hxg6 fxg6 25.Be4 Ba8 26.g3 Qf6 27.Qe2 Qe7 28.Rc5 Qd6 29.Rec1 Ne7 30.Bxa8 Rxa8 31.Nf3 Rae8 32.Qe4 Nf5 33.Rc6 Nxg3 34.Qg4 Qd5 35.fxg3 Rxf3 36.R1c5 Qb3 37.Kg2 Rd3 38.Rc2 Qd5+ 39.Kh2 Rxd4 40.Qe2 e5 41.Rc7 Rd1 42.Qg2 e4 43.Qf2 Qh5+ 44.Kg2 Qh1# 0-1

          Round 3, Game 19, Nov. 26
          Artemiev, Vladislav – Giri, Anish
          A01 Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack, Classical variation

          1.b3 d5 2.Bb2 Bf5 3.e3 e6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.h3 h6 6.d3 a5 7.a3 Nbd7 8.Nbd2 Bh7 9.g3 Bd6 10.Bg2 O-O 11.O-O c6 12.Qe2 Qe7 13.e4 dxe4 14.dxe4 e5 15.Nh4 Rfd8 16.Nf5 Bxf5 17.exf5 Re8 18.Rfe1 Bc7 19.Rad1 Rad8 20.h4 Qc5 21.Qc4 Qa7 22.Qe2 Qc5 23.Qc4 Qa7 24.Qe2 Qc5 1/2-1/2

          Round 3, Game 20, Nov. 16
          Giri, Anish – Artemiev, Vladislav
          B28 Sicilian, O’Kelly variation

          1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 a6 3.c4 Nc6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 e5 6.Nf5 d6 7.Ne3 g6 8.Nc3 Bh6 9.Nc2 Bxc1 10.Rxc1 Nge7 11.Be2 O-O 12.O-O Be6 13.Qd2 Qd7 14.Rcd1 Rad8 15.b3 f5 16.exf5 Nxf5 17.Bd3 Nfd4 18.Be4 Nxc2 19.Qxc2 Nd4 20.Qd3 Bg4 21.f3 Bf5 22.Ne2 Ne6 23.Qe3 Bxe4 24.Qxe4 Qc6 25.Qe3 b5 26.Rc1 Qc5 27.Qxc5 dxc5 28.Rfd1 bxc4 29.bxc4 Rxd1+ 30.Rxd1 Nd4 31.Nc3 Rb8 32.Ne4 Rb4 33.Nxc5 Rxc4 34.Nxa6 Ra4 35.Nc5 Rxa2 36.Nd3 Ne2+ 37.Kf1 Nf4 38.Nxf4 exf4 39.Rd4 Ra1+ 40.Kf2 Ra2+ 41.Kf1 Ra1+ 42.Ke2 Ra2+ 43.Rd2 Ra3 1/2-1/2

          Round 3, Game 21, Nov. 16
          Artemiev, Vladislav – Giri, Anish
          A01 Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack, Classical variation

          1.b3 d5 2.Bb2 Bf5 3.Nf3 e6 4.g3 Nf6 5.Bg2 h6 6.O-O Be7 7.c4 c6 8.d3 O-O 9.Nbd2 Nbd7 10.a3 a5 11.Qc2 Re8 12.Bc3 Bd6 13.b4 axb4 14.axb4 e5 15.e4 Bh7 16.Rxa8 Qxa8 17.Ra1 Qb8 18.cxd5 cxd5 19.exd5 Nxd5 20.Qb3 Nxc3 21.Qxc3 Nf6 22.Qb3 e4 23.dxe4 Nxe4 24.Nxe4 Bxe4 25.Rd1 Bf8 26.h3 Qc7 27.Ne1 b5 28.Bxe4 Rxe4 29.Nd3 Rd4 30.Re1 Qc4 31.Qxc4 bxc4 32.Ne5 c3 33.Rc1 f6 34.Nf3 Rc4 35.b5 Ba3 36.Rc2 Bb2 37.Kf1 Rb4 38.Ng1 Rxb5 39.Ke2 Rc5 40.Kd3 Kf7 41.Ne2 Ke6 42.Nxc3 Bxc3 43.Rxc3 Rxc3+ 44.Kxc3 Ke5 45.Kd3 f5 46.Ke3 g5 47.f4+ gxf4+ 48.gxf4+ Kd5 49.Kd3 h5 50.h4 Kc5 51.Kc3 Kd5 52.Kd3 Kc5 53.Kc3 Kd5 54.Kd3 1/2-1/2

          Round 3, Game 22, Nov. 16
          Giri, Anish – Artemiev, Vladislav
          B46 Sicilian, Taimanov variation

          1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.Qd3 d5 8.Qg3 Ne7 9.h4 dxe4 10.Nxe4 Nf5 11.Qf4 c5 12.Bd3 Bb7 13.h5 Qd4 14.Rh3 c4 15.c3 Qd5 16.Bc2 Be7 17.Qg4 O-O 18.Bg5 Kh8 19.Bxe7 Nxe7 20.h6 g6 21.Qh4 f6 22.Rd1 Nf5 23.Qf4 Qb5 24.g4 Ne7 25.b4 cxb3 26.axb3 Nd5 27.Qd2 Qb6 28.g5 fxg5 29.Nxg5 Nf4 30.Rf3 Bxf3 31.Nxf3 Rad8 32.Nd4 e5 33.Qe3 Ng2+ 0-1

          Round 3, Game 23, Nov. 16
          Artemiev, Vladislav – Giri, Anish
          A11 English

          1.Nf3 d5 2.e3 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.Qc2 g6 5.b3 Bg7 6.Bb2 O-O 7.Be2 Bg4 8.O-O Nbd7 9.Nc3 e5 10.h3 Bf5 11.d3 Re8 12.cxd5 cxd5 13.e4 Be6 14.Ng5 d4 15.Nb5 Rc8 16.Qd2 Qb6 17.Nxe6 Rxe6 18.Na3 Rec6 19.Rac1 Bf8 20.Rxc6 Rxc6 21.Rc1 Qa6 22.Rxc6 Qxc6 23.Nc2 a5 24.Bd1 b6 25.Qc1 Nc5 26.Ne1 Qb5 27.Qc2 h5 28.Bc1 Kh7 29.f4 Nfd7 30.f5 Bh6 31.Bxh6 Kxh6 32.fxg6 fxg6 33.g4 Qb4 34.Kf2 h4 35.Be2 g5 36.Nf3 Qc3 37.Qxc3 dxc3 38.Ke3 Ne6 39.Bd1 b5 40.d4 Nf4 41.dxe5 Nxh3 42.e6 Nf6 43.e7 Nf4 44.e5 N6d5+ 45.Kd4 Nxe7 46.Kxc3 h3 47.Kd4 Kg7 48.Nxg5 h2 49.Bf3 Kg6 50.Ne4 Ne6+ 51.Ke3 Nd5+ 52.Kf2 Ndf4 53.Kg3 Nd3 54.Kxh2 Nxe5 55.Kg3 Nd4 56.Nc5 Ndxf3 57.Kf4 Kf6 58.Nb7 a4 59.bxa4 bxa4 60.a3 Ng5 61.Ke3 Ne6 62.Ke4 Nxg4 63.Kd5 Ne3+ 64.Kc6 Nc2 65.Kb5 Nxa3+ 66.Kxa4 Nc4 67.Kb4 1/2-1/2

          Round 3, Game 24, Nov. 16
          Giri, Anish – Artemiev, Vladislav
          C50 Hungarian Defence

          1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Be7 4.d4 d6 5.O-O Bg4 6.c3 Nf6 7.d5 Nb8 8.Nbd2 O-O 9.h3 Bh5 10.Be2 Nbd7 11.Re1 c6 12.dxc6 bxc6 13.Nh4 Bxe2 14.Qxe2 g6 15.Nhf3 Nc5 16.c4 a5 17.b3 Qb6 18.Rb1 Rfb8 19.Ba3 Nfd7 20.Red1 Ne6 21.Nf1 Qc7 22.Ne3 Ndc5 23.Qc2 h5 24.g3 Bf8 25.Bc1 Rb7 26.Bd2 Nd4 27.Nxd4 exd4 28.Ng2 Re8 29.Re1 d3 30.Qc3 Bg7 31.Qxa5 Qxa5 32.Bxa5 Ra7 33.b4 Nxe4 34.Rbd1 Bc3 35.Re3 Bd4 36.Rexd3 Bxf2+ 37.Kh2 c5 38.a3 Bd4 39.Re1 Re5 40.Nf4 Nf2 41.Rxe5 dxe5 0-1

          They used to say take the kids into the endgame, now it's take the "veterans" into the bullet section... Duda crushed Caruana in bullet yesterday, while Artemiev has now taken a 14:10 lead over Giri with under 8 minutes to go

          Round 3, Game 25, Nov. 16
          Artemiev, Vladislav – Giri, Anish
          E60 King’s Indian, Fianchetto

          1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 O-O 5.Nc3 d6 6.Nf3 a5 7.O-O Bf5 8.Nh4 Bc8 9.b3 Nc6 10.Bb2 e5 11.dxe5 Nxe5 12.Nf3 Nfd7 13.Qd2 a4 14.Nb5 axb3 15.axb3 Rxa1 16.Bxa1 Nxf3+ 17.Bxf3 Ne5 18.Bg2 Re8 19.Rd1 b6 20.Nc3 Bd7 21.h3 h5 22.f4 Nc6 23.Nd5 Be6 24.Bxg7 Kxg7 25.Qc3+ f6 26.Nxf6 Qxf6 27.Qxf6+ Kxf6 28.Bxc6 Re7 29.Bg2 Bf5 30.Kf2 Bc2 31.Rc1 Bxb3 32.g4 hxg4 33.hxg4 Ba4 34.g5+ Kg7 35.e4 Bc6 36.Ke3 b5 37.cxb5 Bxb5 38.Kf2 Ba6 39.f5 gxf5 40.exf5 Re5 41.Rxc7+ Kf8 42.Bh3 Bd3 43.Rc8+ Kf7 44.g6+ Kg7 45.Rc7+ Kg8 46.f6 Bxg6 47.Rg7+ Kf8 48.Rxg6 Kf7 49.Rh6 Rg5 50.Bd7 d5 51.Kf3 d4 52.Kf4 Rg1 53.Bb5 Re1 54.Bc4+ 1-0

          Round 3, Game 26, Nov. 16
          Giri, Anish – Artemiev, Vladislav
          B28 Sicilian, O’Kelly variation

          1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 a6 3.c3 d5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.d4 Bg4 6.Be2 e6 7.O-O Nf6 8.h3 Bh5 9.Be3 Nbd7 10.c4 Qd6 11.Nc3 cxd4 12.Nxd4 Bxe2 13.Qxe2 Be7 14.Rad1 Qc7 15.b3 O-O 16.Rc1 Rfd8 17.Rfd1 h6 18.Nf3 Ba3 19.Rc2 Bb4 20.Bd2 Qa5 21.Ne4 Nxe4 22.Qxe4 Nc5 23.Qe2 Bxd2 24.Rcxd2 Qc7 25.Qe5 Rxd2 26.Qxc7 Rxd1+ 27.Kh2 Nd3 28.Qxb7 Rf8 29.b4 Nxf2 30.c5 f5 31.Kg3 Ne4+ 32.Kf4 g5+ 33.Ke5 Rf6 34.Nd4 Rf7 35.Qc8+ Kh7 36.Qxe6 Kg8 37.Nxf5 1-0

          Round 3, Game 27, Nov. 16
          Artemiev, Vladislav – Giri, Anish
          A01 Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack, Indian variation

          1.b3 Nf6 2.Bb2 d5 3.Nf3 Bf5 4.g3 e6 5.Bg2 h6 6.O-O Be7 7.c4 O-O 8.d3 c6 9.Nbd2 Nbd7 10.a3 a5 11.Qc2 Bd6 12.e4 dxe4 13.Nxe4 Be7 14.Rfd1 Qc7 15.Qe2 Rfd8 16.Nxf6+ Bxf6 17.Bxf6 Nxf6 18.d4 Be4 19.Qe3 b5 20.Rac1 Qb7 21.Ne5 Bxg2 22.Kxg2 a4 23.bxa4 Rxa4 24.Qf3 bxc4 25.Rxc4 Rxc4 26.Nxc4 Qb5 27.Ne5 Rd5 28.Rc1 Rxd4 29.Nxc6 Rd7 30.Nb4 Qb8 31.Rd1 Rxd1 32.Qxd1 e5 33.Qd3 Qa8+ 34.Kg1 e4 35.Qb3 Ng4 36.Qd5 Qxa3 37.Qxe4 Qc1+ 38.Kg2 Qh1+ 39.Kxh1 Nxf2+ 40.Kg2 Nxe4 41.Nd3 g5 42.Kf3 Nf6 43.g4 Kf8 44.Nb4 Ke7 45.Nc6+ Ke6 46.Nd8+ Ke7 47.Nc6+ Kd7 48.Nd4 Ng8 49.Ke4 Ne7 50.Ke5 Ke8 51.Kf6 Kf8 52.Ke5 Kg7 53.Ke4 Kf6 54.Ke3 Ke5 55.Nf3+ Kd5 56.Nd2 f5 57.gxf5 Nxf5+ 58.Kf3 Ke5 59.Kg4 Kf6 60.Kh5 Kg7 61.Ne4 Kh7 62.Nxg5+ hxg5 63.Kxg5 Ng7 64.h4 Ne6+ 65.Kf5 Ng7+ 66.Kf6 Nh5+ 67.Kg5 Ng7 68.h5 Nxh5 1/2-1/2

          Score after Round Three

          Vladislav Artemiev – Anish Giri 15.5-11.5

          Vladislav Artemiev will play Magnus Carlsen in the #SpeedChess quarterfinals after beating Anish Giri 15.5:11.5

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          • #20
            Speed Chess Championship Main Event 2020

            November 17, 2020


            Quarterfinals set at Speed Chess Championship

            By Peter Doggers at the FIDE site:

            https://www.fide.com/news/808

            GM Vladislav Artemiev (@Sibelephant) will be GM Magnus Carlsen's opponent in the quarterfinals of the 2020 Speed Chess Championship Main Event. The Russian grandmaster beat GM Anish Giri (@AnishGiri) 15.5-11.5.

            Based on his online experience and the Chess.com ratings, Artemiev was the slight favorite and he lived up to the expectations. Playing just a little bit faster than his opponent and with great tactical vision, the Russian player deservedly won this match.

            The match started quite even and was still tied after four games. Artemiev had won a nice, smooth first game and after a draw, Giri won his first. That was one of the rare moments in the match where Artemiev stumbled in a winning position.

            Artemiev won game five in a technical endgame and then also game eight, this time again with a small tactical shot. The score at the end of the five-minute segment was 5.5-3.5 and never in the match could Giri level the score again.

            Giri held on and even ended up winning the three-minute segment with a one-point margin. He got a little help in one of the games as Artemiev briefly had issues with his internet and flagged in a drawn position, shortly after missing a win.

            With 9-8 for Artemiev, the players started the bullet segment and in that phase, more than before, the Russian player was faster and more accurate. The impression was that Giri didn't make the most out of his promising positions. In the post-match interview, he didn't agree he was doing so well in the openings:

            Giri won $851.85 based on win percentage; Artemiev won $2,000 for the victory plus $1,148.15 on percentage, totaling $3,148.15. He moves on to the quarterfinals, where he will play GM Magnus Carlsen.

            The first quarterfinal has been scheduled and will be played on Thursday, November 19, at 12 Noon EST / 18:00 Central Europe between GM Wesley So and GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda.

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