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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
GRENKE Chess Classic Tournament

Magnus Carlsen4.5/7(+3 -1 =3)[games]
Arkadij Naiditsch4.5/7(+2 -0 =5)[games]
Michael Adams4/7(+2 -1 =4)[games]
Fabiano Caruana4/7(+1 -0 =6)[games]
Levon Aronian3.5/7(+1 -1 =5)[games]
Etienne Bacrot3.5/7(+0 -0 =7)[games]
Viswanathan Anand2.5/7(+1 -3 =3)[games]
David Baramidze1.5/7(+0 -4 =3)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
GRENKE Chess Classic (2015)

The 3rd GRENKE Chess Classic was played in Baden-Baden, Germany 2-9 February 2015. Rounds began each day at 3 pm, with a single rest day on Thursday 5 February.
Carlsen and Naiditsch both got 4.5/7. After 2-2 in the playoff (two rapid games and two blitz games), Carlsen won the final Armageddon game Carlsen vs Naiditsch, 2015.

Official site: http://www.grenkechessclassic.de/20.... ChessBase: https://en.chessbase.com/post/grenk... Chess.com: https://www.chess.com/news/view/car... Crosstable (http://www.chess-results.com/tnr160...) :

Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 Carlsen 2865 * 0 1 1 1 4 2 Naiditsch 2706 1 * 1 4 3 Adams 2738 0 * 1 1 4 4 Caruana 2811 * 1 4 5 Aronian 2777 0 * 1 3 6 Bacrot 2711 * 3 7 Anand 2797 0 0 0 * 1 2 8 Baramidze 2594 0 0 0 0 * 1

Previous edition: GRENKE Chess Classic (2014). Next: GRENKE Chess Classic (2017) (there was no tournament in 2016).

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 28  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Bacrot vs D Baramidze ½-½312015GRENKE Chess ClassicD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
2. Aronian vs Carlsen ½-½642015GRENKE Chess ClassicD36 Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2
3. Adams vs Naiditsch ½-½612015GRENKE Chess ClassicC07 French, Tarrasch
4. Caruana vs Anand ½-½382015GRENKE Chess ClassicC53 Giuoco Piano
5. D Baramidze vs Aronian ½-½412015GRENKE Chess ClassicC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
6. Carlsen vs Adams 1-0642015GRENKE Chess ClassicA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
7. Anand vs Naiditsch ½-½532015GRENKE Chess ClassicD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
8. Caruana vs Bacrot ½-½542015GRENKE Chess ClassicD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
9. Bacrot vs Anand ½-½372015GRENKE Chess ClassicC67 Ruy Lopez
10. Adams vs D Baramidze 1-0312015GRENKE Chess ClassicC78 Ruy Lopez
11. Aronian vs Caruana 0-1402015GRENKE Chess ClassicE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
12. Naiditsch vs Carlsen 1-0612015GRENKE Chess ClassicB06 Robatsch
13. Anand vs Carlsen 0-1362015GRENKE Chess ClassicA90 Dutch
14. Caruana vs Adams ½-½432015GRENKE Chess ClassicD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. D Baramidze vs Naiditsch 0-1272015GRENKE Chess ClassicA30 English, Symmetrical
16. Bacrot vs Aronian ½-½302015GRENKE Chess ClassicD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
17. Naiditsch vs Caruana ½-½652015GRENKE Chess ClassicC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
18. Carlsen vs D Baramidze 1-0492015GRENKE Chess ClassicC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
19. Aronian vs Anand 1-0342015GRENKE Chess ClassicD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
20. Adams vs Bacrot ½-½652015GRENKE Chess ClassicA15 English
21. Bacrot vs Naiditsch  ½-½372015GRENKE Chess ClassicE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
22. Caruana vs Carlsen ½-½262015GRENKE Chess ClassicC67 Ruy Lopez
23. Aronian vs Adams  ½-½562015GRENKE Chess ClassicA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
24. Anand vs D Baramidze 1-0652015GRENKE Chess ClassicC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
25. Carlsen vs Bacrot ½-½462015GRENKE Chess ClassicA48 King's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Feb-04-15  boz: Aronian seems to be falling apart. What's wrong?
Feb-04-15  Kudzi123: Magnus clocksen
Feb-04-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Aronian is in bad form.

He's getting slapped by User: everybody

Feb-04-15  jphamlore: The Nimzo-Indian seems a tremendous fit for Caruana.

If only Caruana had been able to play this or a Queen's Gambit Declined versus Nakamura at the FIDE Grand Prix Paris 2013, Caruana would have played in Candidates 2014.

The trend is unmistakable that at the very top of the chess world, the opening repertoires are very broad to present a constantly moving target.

Feb-04-15  dumbgai: With today's loss, Aronian falls out of the world top 10.
Feb-04-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: < jphamlore: The Nimzo-Indian seems a tremendous fit for Caruana. If only Caruana had been able to play this or a Queen's Gambit Declined versus Nakamura at the FIDE Grand Prix Paris 2013, Caruana would have played in Candidates 2014.

The trend is unmistakable that at the very top of the chess world, the opening repertoires are very broad to present a constantly moving target.>

My GOD, you're like the tolengoy of openings. MAKE IT STOP!

Feb-04-15  kummatmebro: WhT is happening to aronian?
I wonder if the invites have slowed for him yet

He must bw taking lessons from anand on losing and drawing all his games

Feb-04-15  kummatmebro: Lol openings.

Theres a guy at my club who knows how to play against every opening against d4. Rwgularly tells me that Im no good cuz I dont know openings but cannot win a rook and pawn endgame or convert thats +3 on the comp

Hos rating? 1800.

Feb-04-15  Kinghunt: <keypusher: < jphamlore: The Nimzo-Indian seems a tremendous fit for Caruana. If only Caruana had been able to play this or a Queen's Gambit Declined versus Nakamura at the FIDE Grand Prix Paris 2013, Caruana would have played in Candidates 2014. The trend is unmistakable that at the very top of the chess world, the opening repertoires are very broad to present a constantly moving target.>

My GOD, you're like the tolengoy of openings. MAKE IT STOP!>

+99999

Feb-04-15  pinoy king: Epic redmove from Clocksen. Are unsound sacrifices part of his repertoire?
Feb-04-15  MarkFinan: <<Absentee: Maybe it's me, but I still don't understand what achieve is talking about.>>

LOL. No it's not just you <Asbo>. If you search kibitz the word "Gobbledygook" you'll see I've attributed it to Mr Olympia a fair few times, lol. He's definitely been out for a cheeky gin down the RedLol with Harrylime. I'm pretty sure Harry will agree with me that <achieve> is more than likely s***faced whenever he visits ceegee.

Did Carlsen win? If so, and the game is over 60 moves then I should be top 20 at the bookies. 🙋

Feb-04-15  kummatmebro: I enjoy seeing him try new things

Lets him have some experimenting time before his next title defense against anand

Feb-04-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: Certainly, Carlsen's opening today was not a success - he looked like he lost confidence in it very quickly - the piece sacrifice appeared to be just "rolling the dice".
Feb-04-15  kummatmebro: Lolz not at all but you know he will kewp trying it anyway.

Looking forward to caruana v carlsen hopefully decisive and anand carlsen .

Feb-04-15  jphamlore: Caruana has shown he just has to avoid being destroyed in the early part of the game. His natural resilience then gives him chances to turn the positions around to his advantage.

Caruana's amazing run at Sinquefield Cup 2014 was in my opinion not a coincidence with his adopting for that event a completely classical approach to the openings.

For different players there are different circumstances. Magnus Carlsen is in a happy stage of his career where he is free to do anything he wants on the chessboard, thus the constant experimentation. It seems to me that Carlsen learns best basically by just going out and playing an opening, any opening, and thinking through it over the board so that he can later completely digest the game among the 10,000 other ones he has apparently memorized.

Caruana has still not made a Candidates tournament, although for this cycle there seem so many ways for him to do so whether by ratings or by Grand Prix. While Carlsen's goal is to experiment, Caruana's is to find what is most solid and repeatable.

Feb-04-15  Marmot PFL: The top players know each other well, their strengths and weaknesses. Carlsen must have found something in Naiditsch's psychology that he felt he could exploit.
Feb-04-15  SirRuthless: I think Carlsen just believes he is the stronger player and will outplay his opponents with either color in general. Perhaps he has a bit of contempt for Naiditsch as well.
Feb-04-15  pinoy king: Another blunder from Clocksen! These would be completely punished by So.
Feb-04-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Carlsen has gotten himself back in trouble, but it's still very complicated.
Feb-04-15  SirRuthless: Kill him Arkadij!
Feb-04-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: <think Carlsen just believes he is the stronger player and will outplay his opponents with either color in general. >

If that is true then he is not doing a good job of showing it in the endgame

Feb-04-15  pinoy king: Carlsen is a complete disgrace as a world champion.
Feb-04-15  john barleycorn: <keypusher: Carlsen has gotten himself back in trouble, but it's still very complicated.>

Sure, it can't be the opponent who plays good. If Carlsen doesn't bring himself in trouble nobody else can.

Feb-04-15  kellmano: Carlsen looks in real trouble here.
Feb-04-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: I don't think Naiditsch is going to let him off the hook a second time.
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