Man vs Machine | Karjakin vs Aronian | Candidates Tournament 2018.

#agadmator Sergey Karjakin vs Levon Aronian
2018. Candidates Tournament (2018), Germany, Berlin
Round 4 , Mar-14
Queen’s Gambit Declined: Ragozin, Vienna (D39)

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 dxc4 6. e4 c5 7. Bxc4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bxc3+ 9. bxc3 Qa5 10. Bb5+ Nbd7 11. Bxf6 Qxc3+ 12. Kf1 gxf6 13. h4 Qb4 14. Rb1 Qd6 15. Rh3 a6 16. Be2 Nc5 17. Rc3 Nxe4 18. Rd3 O-O 19. Qc1 Qe5 20. Bf3 f5 21. Qh6 Qf6 22. Qxf6 Nxf6 23. Bxb7 Bxb7 24. Rxb7 Rac8 25. Rg3+ Kh8 26. Rgb3 Ne4 27. Rb2 Rfd8 28. Nb3 Rd1+ 29. Ke2 Nc3+ 30. Ke3 Kg7 31. g3 Kf6 32. Ra7 Rc6 33. Kf3 Nb5 34. Ra8 e5 35. Kg2 e4 36. a4 Na3 37. Rd2 Rxd2 38. Nxd2 e3 39. Nf3 Rc2 40. Rxa6+ Kg7 41. Nd4 Rxf2+ 42. Kg1 Nc2 43. Nxc2 Rxc2 44. Kf1 Rf2+ 45. Ke1 Rg2 46. Rb6 Rxg3 47. Rb4 Rg2 48. Rf4 Kg6 49. Rf3 Rg4 50. Rxe3 Rxa4 51. Kf2 Rxh4 52. Re8 Rg4 53. Kf3 Kg7 54. Re5 Kf6 55. Re8 h5 56. Rh8 Kg6 57. Kf2 Rg5 58. Kf3 Kg7 59. Ra8 h4 60. Kf2 h3 61. Ra3 Rh5 62. Kg1 Kg6 63. Kh2 f4 64. Ra7 64. f3 65. Ra1 f2 66. Rf1 Rf5 67. Kxh3 Kg5 68. Kg3 Rf4

The Candidates Tournament 2018 is an eight-player double round-robin chess tournament, which will be held in Berlin, Germany, from 10–28 March 2018. The winner earns the right to challenge the defending world champion, Magnus Carlsen of Norway, in the World Chess Championship 2018.

The tournament will be contested as a double round-robin with each player playing 14 games. This means players will face each other twice (once with black pieces and once with the white pieces). Four rest days will take place: after rounds 3, 6, 9, and 12. The winner of this 8-player candidates tournament will be the challenger of Magnus Carlsen at the World Chess Championship 2018.

The prize fund (Regulations 3.8.1) is 420,000 euros, with 95,000 to the winner, 88,000 to second, 75,000 to third, down to 17,000 for last place. Prize money will be divided equally between players on the same score.

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