Played in Paris, France, 23-24 June 2018, as part of the 2nd leg of the Grand Chess Tour 2018. The participants first played nine games of rapid chess (see ... [more]
Player: Viswanathan Anand
| page 1 of 1; 18 games
|1. Anand vs Grischuk
||1-0||41||2018||Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|2. Karjakin vs Anand
|| ||1-0||35||2018||Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|3. Anand vs W So
|| ||½-½||28||2018||Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|4. Kramnik vs Anand
|| ||½-½||38||2018||Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|5. Anand vs Mamedyarov
|| ||½-½||30||2018||Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)||B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein|
|6. Nakamura vs Anand
|| ||½-½||32||2018||Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)||A04 Reti Opening|
|7. Caruana vs Anand
|| ||½-½||43||2018||Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)||D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|8. Aronian vs Anand
|| ||1-0||42||2018||Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|9. Anand vs M Vachier-Lagrave
||0-1||33||2018||Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|10. Anand vs Karjakin
||1-0||31||2018||Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|11. Mamedyarov vs Anand
|| ||½-½||56||2018||Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)||E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation|
|12. Grischuk vs Anand
|| ||1-0||59||2018||Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)||A37 English, Symmetrical|
|13. W So vs Anand
|| ||½-½||35||2018||Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)||A35 English, Symmetrical|
|14. Anand vs Kramnik
|| ||½-½||37||2018||Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|15. Anand vs Nakamura
||0-1||36||2018||Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|16. Anand vs Caruana
||1-0||52||2018||Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|17. Anand vs Aronian
|| ||½-½||29||2018||Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|18. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Anand
|| ||½-½||57||2018||Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)||C45 Scotch Game|
| page 1 of 1; 18 games
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|Jun-20-18|| ||ambongtumbong: Will it be a tight race again for the overall standing after the blitz?? half a point again that separate the winner from the rest of the pack?|
|Jun-20-18|| ||The Kings Domain: Love the Grand Chess Tour. Looking forward to the tournaments and games.|
|Jun-21-18|| ||troipee: Wonder how much money one of these top players earn a year.Do they fly first class and pick their own hotels?|
|Jun-24-18|| ||jphamlore: Finally signs of life of the Nakamura of old, and not just an older Nakamura.|
|Jun-24-18|| ||siamesedream: Congratulations to <GM Hikaru Nakamura>!|
|Jun-24-18|| ||chesslearner1991: Why did Sergey took a 13 move draw in the last round, when he desperately needed a win? Magnus & Hikaru wouldn't have done that.|
|Jun-24-18|| ||fisayo123: 14 draws in 18 blitz games is some achievement. Truly shocking from So.|
|Jun-24-18|| ||transpose: I am glad Hikaru won the tournament. He did it with solid play (only one loss) and steady nerves. I believe he held back a bit in the blitz (taking a draw where he could have pressed on in some cases) because he knows that the Grand Chess Tour is more than any one stage, and he is aiming to maximize his combined score over the four events. |
it is a bit concerning that Fabiano couldn't do better. Rapid and blitz have never been his forte, but he is better than his performance here. Perhaps he was ill? I am hoping his form returns for his next few events as I want to see a good close match for the WC. That's a tall order because Magnus is so much better than anyone else right now.
|Jun-24-18|| ||Marmot PFL: Looks like Sergey ran out of gas at the end, but frankly he was lucky not to lose some earlier games--|
Karjakin vs Caruana, 2018
Grischuk vs Karjakin, 2018
|Jun-24-18|| ||maturner: I think Fabiano is just burned out from too much chess. He needed more rest.|
|Jun-24-18|| ||Bobwhoosta: <maturner>
I agree. He's been on a grueling schedule. But after some rest I expect he's going to be beasting it again.
|Jun-24-18|| ||FSR: What happened to Karjakin? He must've collapsed at the end.|
|Jun-24-18|| ||5hrsolver: Fabiano Caruana is fine. Classical chess is his strength. He knows he is not that good at Rapid and Blitz but all this play keeps his chess reflexes sharp. The ultimate goal of a chess player is to challenge for the world title and he is the one doing it.|
|Jun-24-18|| ||Marmot PFL: For the next Grand Chess Tour event they should get Nepomniatchi instead of Giri, Kramnik, or Caruana.|
|Jun-24-18|| ||Marmot PFL: Shankland would be a good addition for the St. Louis event.|
|Jun-24-18|| ||rodman2: Karjak arrest!|
|Jun-25-18|| ||Junbalansag: Wesley's strength lies in his faith in God. Faith enables him to be humble, to learn from his mistakes and to soar high like an eagle. He is a role model for his kababayans (compatriots) in the Philippines with humble beginnings.|
|Jun-25-18|| ||Kapmigs: I like jokes|
|Jun-25-18|| ||geniokov: <<Junbalansag: Wesley's strength lies in his faith in God. Faith enables him to be humble, to learn from his mistakes and to soar high like an eagle. He is a role model for his kababayans (compatriots) in the Philippines with humble beginnings.>>
In order for Wesley to be a real model in chess for our country,i think it would be better for him to return,stay to our country and carry the Philippine flag! Whatelse did he want more? He doesn't have human trainer then so what? He can secure ALPHA ZERO for him to make him even stronger at his expense. He must join AFGM and other Philippine GM to establish chess in our country! That time,i am sure our government will support him! About FAITH IN GOD? What's the difference between faith in God in US compare to his motherland? He can have a second chance like everybody does! Just give a try. That is just my opinion if he wants to be a model for our country.|
|Jun-25-18|| ||geniokov: He( Wesley) must avoid politics or else,his image will end up like Manny Pacquiao. Faith in God will become pure if you doesn't carry thorn in your heart!|
|Jun-25-18|| ||The Kings Domain: Although I was hoping for So, Karjakin or Grischuk to win it it was a good one.|
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