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Zurich Chess Challenge 2016 (Games and Results)

Zurich Chess Challenge 2016

The Zurich Chess Challenge took place Friday 12th to Monday 15 February 2016. The main feature of this year's event was the organisers proposal of the time control of 40 minutes per game with additional 10 seconds for each move as sufficient for classical chess. Scores from a blitz tournament on the final day will also count to the standings (there is also a blitz event on day 1 to establish the draw). Players: Kramnik, Nakamura, Anand, Shirov, Aronian and Giri. In addition there was a two game match between Gelfand and Morozevich.

Zurich Chess Challenge 2016 (Zurich SUI)
Fri 12th Feb 2016 - Mon 15th Feb 2016 - Official Site - Live

5th Zurich CC 2016 (6 players 5 Rds SRR Indiv TC:40m+10spm) - Games in PGN: Classical Games

5th Zurich CC Blitz (6 players 5 Rds SRR Indiv TC:4m+2spm) - Games in PGN: Blitz Games

5th Zurich CC Match (2 players 2 Rds Match Indiv TC:120m:60m:15m+30spm(61)) - Games in PGN: Games Match

5th Zurich Opening Blitz (6 players 5 Rds SRR Indiv TC:4m+2spm) - Games in PGN: Blitz Games Opening

Gelfand-Skvortsov 2016 (2 players 1 Rds Match Indiv TC:40m+10spm) - Games in PGN: Games

5th Zurich CC 2016 (6 players 5 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 40m+10spm) - Games in PGN: Classical Games

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5th Zurich CC 2016 Zurich SUI (SUI), 12-15 ii 2016 cat. XXI (2774)
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2787 * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 2920
2. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2784 ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 2921
3. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2801 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 3 2841
4. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2792 0 0 ½ * 1 ½ 2 2698
5. Shirov, Alexei g LAT 2684 0 ½ ½ 0 * ½ 2643
6. Giri, Anish g NED 2798 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ * 2620
Round 1 (February 13, 2016)
Nakamura, Hikaru - Giri, Anish ½-½ 47 B92 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.Be2
Anand, Viswanathan - Aronian, Levon 1-0 19 C48 Four Knights Rubinstein
Shirov, Alexei - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 38 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 2 (February 13, 2016)
Kramnik, Vladimir - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 49 A07 Barcza System
Shirov, Alexei - Nakamura, Hikaru 0-1 38 C02 French Advance
Giri, Anish - Anand, Viswanathan 0-1 45 C50 Giuoco Piano
Round 3 (February 14, 2016)
Nakamura, Hikaru - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 72 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Anand, Viswanathan - Shirov, Alexei ½-½ 52 C77 Ruy Lopez Anderssen
Aronian, Levon - Giri, Anish ½-½ 37 D30 Queen's Gambit (without Nc3)
Round 4 (February 14, 2016)
Nakamura, Hikaru - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 30 A08 Barcza System
Kramnik, Vladimir - Giri, Anish 1-0 46 A07 Barcza System
Shirov, Alexei - Aronian, Levon 0-1 38 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 5 (February 15, 2016)
Anand, Viswanathan - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 32 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Aronian, Levon - Nakamura, Hikaru 0-1 39 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Giri, Anish - Shirov, Alexei ½-½ 31 A07 Barcza System

5th Zurich CC Blitz (6 players 5 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 4m+2spm) - Games in PGN: Blitz Games

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5th Zurich CC Blitz Zurich SUI (SUI), 12-15 ii 2016 cat. XXI (2774)
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2787 * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 2920
2. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2801 ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 2918
3. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2784 ½ ½ * ½ 1 1 2921
4. Giri, Anish g NED 2798 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 2769
5. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2792 0 0 0 ½ * 1 2621
6. Shirov, Alexei g LAT 2684 ½ 0 0 0 0 * ½ 2426
Round 1 (February 15, 2016)
Kramnik, Vladimir - Shirov, Alexei 1-0 31 A07 Barcza System
Giri, Anish - Nakamura, Hikaru 0-1 43 A07 Barcza System
Aronian, Levon - Anand, Viswanathan 0-1 35 A22 English Opening
Round 2 (February 15, 2016)
Nakamura, Hikaru - Shirov, Alexei ½-½ 55 A01 Larsen Opening
Anand, Viswanathan - Giri, Anish ½-½ 43 B91 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.g3
Aronian, Levon - Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1 43 A14 Reti Opening
Round 3 (February 15, 2016)
Kramnik, Vladimir - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 25 D02 Queen's Pawn Game
Giri, Anish - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 69 E06 Catalan
Shirov, Alexei - Anand, Viswanathan 0-1 27 D45 Anti-Meran Variations
Round 4 (February 15, 2016)
Anand, Viswanathan - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 36 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Giri, Anish - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 67 E06 Catalan
Aronian, Levon - Shirov, Alexei 1-0 32 A13 Reti Opening
Round 5 (February 15, 2016)
Nakamura, Hikaru - Aronian, Levon 1-0 45 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Kramnik, Vladimir - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 31 A07 Barcza System
Shirov, Alexei - Giri, Anish 0-1 31 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation

5th Zurich Opening Blitz (6 players 5 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 4m+2spm) - Games in PGN: Blitz Games Opening

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5th Zurich Opening Blitz Zurich SUI (SUI), 12-15 ii 2016 cat. XXI (2774)
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2787 * 0 ½ 1 1 1 2920
2. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2784 1 * ½ ½ 0 1 3 2844
3. Shirov, Alexei g LAT 2684 ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ 3 2864
4. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2801 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ 2769
5. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2792 0 1 0 0 * 1 2 2698
6. Giri, Anish g NED 2798 0 0 ½ ½ 0 * 1 2529
Round 1 (February 12, 2016)
Nakamura, Hikaru - Aronian, Levon 1-0 27 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Shirov, Alexei - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 29 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Kramnik, Vladimir - Giri, Anish ½-½ 35 A48 King's Indian Defence /c2-c4
Round 2 (February 12, 2016)
Kramnik, Vladimir - Nakamura, Hikaru 0-1 37 D03 Queen's Pawn Game
Aronian, Levon - Shirov, Alexei 0-1 64 A11 Reti Opening
Giri, Anish - Anand, Viswanathan 0-1 33 B52 Sicilian Rossolimo
Round 3 (February 12, 2016)
Nakamura, Hikaru - Giri, Anish 1-0 38 B30 Sicilian Rossolimo
Anand, Viswanathan - Aronian, Levon 0-1 36 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Shirov, Alexei - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 46 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 4 (February 12, 2016)
Nakamura, Hikaru - Shirov, Alexei ½-½ 61 B34 Sicilian Defence
Kramnik, Vladimir - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 54 D03 Queen's Pawn Game
Giri, Anish - Aronian, Levon 0-1 72 D04 Queen's Pawn Game
Round 5 (February 12, 2016)
Anand, Viswanathan - Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 36 B04 Alekhine's Defence
Shirov, Alexei - Giri, Anish ½-½ 59 B31 Sicilian Rossolimo
Aronian, Levon - Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1 33 A14 Reti Opening

5th Zurich CC Match (2 players 2 Rds Match Indiv TC: 120m:60m:15m+30spm(61)) - Games in PGN: Games Match

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5th Zurich CC Match Zurich SUI Fri 12th Feb 2016 - Mon 15th Feb 2016
Leading Final Round 2 Standings:
RkNameTiFEDRtg12Pts
1Gelfand, BorisGMISR2735=11.5
2Morozevich, AlexanderGMRUS2683=00.5
2 players

Gelfand-Skvortsov 2016 (2 players 1 Rds Match Indiv TC: 40m+10spm) - Games in PGN: Games

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Gelfand-Skvortsov 2016 Zurich SUI Fri 12th Feb 2016 - Mon 15th Feb 2016
Leading Final Round 1 Standings:
RkNameTiFEDRtg1Pts
1Gelfand, BorisGMISR273511
2Skvortsov, Oleg00
2 players

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