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GCT Rapid and Blitz YourNextMove 2016 (1-9 Blitz)

Carlsen hangs onto his YourNextMove lead after day one of the blitz

Magnus Carlsen retains a one point lead over Wesley So going into the final day of the YourNextMove tournament in Leuven, Belgium.

Carlsen established his lead in the rapid stage of the competition and the pair tied on 5/9 on the first day of the blitz, in spite of Carlsen winning their individual game.

Carlsen's play was a long way short of his best, losses to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (busted out of the opening) and to Fabiano Caruana, and an escape after dropping a piece against Viswanathan Anand were the low points. Carlsen did manage wins against Veselin Topalov, Vladimir Kramnik and So. He also missed a sharp winning move (58..Kf4!) in the final game against Hikaru Nakamura. According to 2700.com Live Ratings Ding Liren is now the blitz number one after Carlsen lost over 40 rating points and Nakamura 17, but there are another 9 rounds to change this.

Wesley So who had been solid in the rapid also had an up and down day winning four games and losing three. Levon Aronian was top scorer with 5.5/9, 7 of the 10 players scored 50% or better in the blitz.

Blitz Round 9 (of 18) standings: Aronian 5.5pts, Carlsen, Kramnik, Nakamura and So 5pts, Anand, MVL 4.5pts, Topalov 4pts, Caruana 3.5pts, Giri 3pts.

Combined standings: 1st Carlsen 17pts, 2nd Wesley So 16pts, 3rd Aronian 15.5, 4th Anand 14.5, 5th-6th Caruana, MVL 12.5pts, 7th-9th Kramnik, Topalov, Nakamura 12pts 10th Giri 11pts.

GCT Blitz YourNextMove Leuven BEL (BEL), 17-20 vi 2016 cat. XXII (2792)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2792 * * ½ . 0 . ½ . 1 . ½ . ½ . 1 . 1 . ½ . 2872
2. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2855 ½ . * * 1 . ½ . 1 . ½ . 0 . 1 . 0 . ½ . 5 2828
3. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2812 1 . 0 . * * ½ . 1 . ½ . 0 . ½ . 1 . ½ . 5 2833
4. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2787 ½ . ½ . ½ . * * 0 . ½ . 1 . ½ . ½ . 1 . 5 2835
5. So, Wesley g USA 2770 0 . 0 . 0 . 1 . * * ½ . 1 . 1 . 1 . ½ . 5 2837
6. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2770 ½ . ½ . ½ . ½ . ½ . * * 1 . ½ . 0 . ½ . 2794
7. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2789 ½ . 1 . 1 . 0 . 0 . 0 . * * ½ . 1 . ½ . 2792
8. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2761 0 . 0 . ½ . ½ . 0 . ½ . ½ . * * 1 . 1 . 4 2752
9. Caruana, Fabiano g USA 2804 0 . 1 . 0 . ½ . 0 . 1 . 0 . 0 . * * 1 . 2710
10. Giri, Anish g NED 2782 ½ . ½ . ½ . 0 . ½ . ½ . ½ . 0 . 0 . * * 3 2668
Round 1 (June 19, 2016)
Carlsen, Magnus - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 43 C50 Giuoco Piano
Kramnik, Vladimir - So, Wesley 1-0 38 A07 Barcza System
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Nakamura, Hikaru 0-1 34 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Topalov, Veselin - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 59 A21 English Opening
Caruana, Fabiano - Giri, Anish 1-0 34 A06 Zukertort Opening
Round 2 (June 19, 2016)
Aronian, Levon - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 61 A04 Dutch System
Nakamura, Hikaru - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 45 D00 Queen's Pawn Game
So, Wesley - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 74 A35 English Symmetrical
Anand, Viswanathan - Giri, Anish ½-½ 27 C50 Giuoco Piano
Topalov, Veselin - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 48 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Round 3 (June 19, 2016)
Carlsen, Magnus - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 57 D38 QGD Ragozin
Kramnik, Vladimir - Aronian, Levon 1-0 36 A07 Barcza System
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Topalov, Veselin ½-½ 72 D78 Gruenfeld 3.g3
Caruana, Fabiano - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 69 A05 Various
Giri, Anish - So, Wesley ½-½ 57 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 4 (June 19, 2016)
Aronian, Levon - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 34 E21 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
Carlsen, Magnus - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 0-1 37 B53 Sicilian Hungarian
Nakamura, Hikaru - Giri, Anish 1-0 48 D11 Slav Defence
Anand, Viswanathan - So, Wesley ½-½ 49 C53 Giuoco Piano
Topalov, Veselin - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 52 A13 Reti Opening
Round 5 (June 19, 2016)
Kramnik, Vladimir - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 53 A04 Dutch System
So, Wesley - Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 71 A18 English Opening
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Anand, Viswanathan 0-1 51 A08 Barcza System
Caruana, Fabiano - Topalov, Veselin 0-1 41 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Giri, Anish - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 88 C50 Giuoco Piano
Round 6 (June 19, 2016)
Aronian, Levon - So, Wesley 1-0 22 A09 Reti Opening
Carlsen, Magnus - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 90 E21 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
Anand, Viswanathan - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 45 C50 Giuoco Piano
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 48 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Topalov, Veselin - Giri, Anish 1-0 53 A09 Reti Opening
Round 7 (June 19, 2016)
Kramnik, Vladimir - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 48 A04 Dutch System
Nakamura, Hikaru - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 53 A45 Trompowsky
So, Wesley - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 38 B54 Sicilian Rauzer
Caruana, Fabiano - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 0-1 51 A04 Dutch System
Giri, Anish - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 50 C55 Two Knights Defence
Round 8 (June 19, 2016)
Carlsen, Magnus - So, Wesley 1-0 30 D11 Slav Defence
Kramnik, Vladimir - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 36 A04 Dutch System
Anand, Viswanathan - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 31 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Giri, Anish ½-½ 59 C77 Ruy Lopez Anderssen
Topalov, Veselin - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 132 A13 Reti Opening
Round 9 (June 19, 2016)
Aronian, Levon - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 73 A14 Reti Opening
Nakamura, Hikaru - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 62 E11 Bogo Indian Defence
So, Wesley - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1-0 76 A04 Dutch System
Caruana, Fabiano - Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 70 A01 Larsen Opening
Giri, Anish - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 35 C50 Giuoco Piano

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