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US Chess Championship 2018, Round 1 Games









Move
   

Liang, Awonder (2552) - Caruana, Fabiano (2804) [B31]
U.S. Championship/Saint Louis (1.1) 2018

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d3 Bg7 6. h3 Nf6 7. Nc3 O-O 8. Be3 b6 9. Qd2 e5 10. Bh6 Re8 11. Bxg7 Kxg7 12. Qe3 Qd6 13. Ne2 a5 14. O-O Nh5 15. Nd2 Nf4 16. Nc4 Qc7 17. a4 Be6 18. b3 b5 19. Nd2 Qd6 20. Nxf4 exf4 21. Qe1 b4 22. Nf3 Qe7 23. Kh2 Qf6 24. g3 g5 25. Rg1 Kh8 26. gxf4 gxf4 27. Ra2 Qh6 28. Ng5 Rad8 29. Nxe6 Rxe6 30. Qe2 Rg6 31. Raa1 Qg7 32. Qf3 Qe5 33. Rxg6 hxg6 34. Rg1 Kg7 35. Rg4 g5 36. Rg2 Rh8 37. Qg4 Kg6 38. f3 Kf6 39. Rg1 Kg6 40. Rg2 Kf6 41. Rg1 Rh6 42. Qd7 Kg7 43. Qd8 Rg6 44. Rg2 Qd4 45. Qxd4+ cxd4 46. Rg4 f6 47. h4 Rh6 48. e5 Rh5 49. exf6+ Kxf6 50. Kh3 Kf5 51. Rxg5+ Rxg5 52. hxg5 Kxg5 1/2-1/2











Move
   

Nakamura, Hikaru (2787) - Robson, Ray (2660) [C45]
U.S. Championship/Saint Louis (1.2) 2018

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. e5 Qe7 7. Qe2 Nd5 8. h4 a5 9. c4 Nb6 10. Nd2 Qe6 11. Nf3 Bb4+ 12. Bd2 Bxd2+ 13. Nxd2 O-O 14. O-O-O Re8 15. f4 d6 16. Rh3 Qh6 17. Re3 Qxf4 18. Re4 Qg3 19. exd6 Be6 20. dxc7 Qxc7 21. Nf3 Nd7 22. Ng5 Nf8 23. Qf2 Rad8 24. Bd3 h6 25. Nxe6 Rxe6 26. Qf3 Red6 27. Ree1 Rd4 28. g3 Ne6 29. Kb1 h5 30. Bc2 Rxd1+ 31. Bxd1 g6 32. Bc2 Nd4 33. Qc3 1/2-1/2











Move
   

Zherebukh, Yaroslav (2640) - So, Wesley (2786) [B51]
U.S. Championship/Saint Louis (1.3) 2018

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. Ba4 Ngf6 5. O-O a6 6. c4 g6 7. Nc3 Bg7 8. d3 O-O 9. h3 b6 10. Rb1 Bb7 11. Bg5 h6 12. Be3 Qc7 13. Qd2 Kh7 14. b4 Rac8 15. Rfc1 e6 16. Ne2 Rfd8 17. Ng3 Ba8 18. a3 Nb8 19. Nh2 Nc6 20. f4 Nd4 21. Rf1 b5 22. cxb5 axb5 23. Bd1 Qa7 24. Ra1 cxb4 25. Qxb4 Nd7 26. Kh1 Nc2 27. Bxa7 Nxb4 28. Rb1 Nxd3 29. Rxb5 Bc6 30. Rb1 Ra8 31. Be3 Rxa3 32. Bf3 h5 33. Ne2 N3c5 34. Bxc5 Nxc5 35. e5 Ba4 36. exd6 Rxd6 37. Rbc1 Nb3 38. Rc7 Nd2 39. Re1 Rd7 40. Rxd7 Bxd7 41. Rd1 Ra2 42. Nc1 Ra1 43. Nd3 Rxd1+ 44. Bxd1 Ne4 45. Nf3 Bb5 46. Nfe1 h4 47. Kh2 Bc3 48. Bc2 Bd2 49. Nf3 Bxd3 50. Bxd3 Bxf4+ 51. Kg1 Be3+ 52. Kf1 Ng3+ 53. Ke1 Kg7 0-1











Move
   

Onischuk, Alexander (2672) - Akobian, Varuzhan (2647) [A90]
U.S. Championship/Saint Louis (1.4) 2018

1. d4 e6 2. c4 f5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. g3 d5 5. Bg2 c6 6. Nh3 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. Qc2 dxc4 9. e4 e5 10. exf5 exd4 11. Ne2 c5 12. Qxc4+ Kh8 13. Ng5 Nc6 14. Bf4 Bxf5 15. Nf7+ Rxf7 16. Qxf7 Rb8 17. Bxc6 bxc6 18. Rfe1 d3 19. Bxd6 Qxd6 20. Nc3 d2 21. Re7 Rg8 22. Rxa7 Bg4 23. Qe7 Qxe7 24. Rxe7 Nd5 25. Re2 d1=Q+ 0-1











Move
   

Xiong, Jeffery (2665) - Izoria, Zviad (2599) [A48]
U.S. Championship/Saint Louis (1.5) 2018

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Nbd2 c5 4. dxc5 Qa5 5. a3 Qxc5 6. b4 Qc7 7. Bb2 Bg7 8. g3 d6 9. Bg2 b6 10. O-O Bb7 11. c4 O-O 12. Qb3 Nbd7 13. Rfd1 Rac8 14. Rac1 a6 15. Nf1 Be4 16. Bh3 h6 17. Ne3 e6 18. Bg2 Qb8 19. Ne1 Bxg2 20. N1xg2 Rc6 21. Nh4 b5 22. Nf3 bxc4 23. Nxc4 Nc5 24. Qe3 Na4 25. Bxf6 Bxf6 26. Qxh6 Rfc8 27. Na5 Rxc1 28. Rxc1 Rxc1+ 29. Qxc1 Nc3 30. Kg2 Qa8 31. Qf4 Kg7 32. Qxd6 Nxe2 33. Qc6 Qxc6 34. Nxc6 Bb2 35. a4 Nc3 36. a5 Nd5 37. Ne1 Bc3 38. Nd3 e5 39. Kf3 f5 40. Ndxe5 Nxb4 41. Ke3 Nxc6 42. Nxc6 g5 43. f3 Kf6 44. Kd3 Be1 45. Ke2 Bc3 46. Kd3 Be1 47. Kc4 Ke6 48. Nd4+ Kd7 49. Nxf5 Bxa5 50. Kd5 Bd8 51. Nd6 a5 52. Nb7 Bb6 53. Nc5+ Ke7 54. Kc4 Kf7 55. Kb5 Bc7 56. Nb7 Kg6 57. Kc6 g4 58. f4 Bxf4 59. gxf4 Kf5 60. Nxa5 Kxf4 61. Nc4 g3 62. hxg3+ Kxg3 1/2-1/2











Move
   

Lenderman, Aleksandr (2599) - Shankland, Samuel (2671) [A09]
U.S. Championship/Saint Louis (1.6) 2018

1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. c4 dxc4 4. Na3 Bg7 5. Nxc4 Nc6 6. d3 Nh6 7. Bg2 O-O 8. O-O Nf5 9. Bd2 Nd6 10. Nxd6 cxd6 11. Bc3 Qb6 12. Qa4 d5 13. Bxg7 Kxg7 14. Qa3 Bg4 15. e3 Bxf3 16. Bxf3 e6 17. d4 Rfc8 18. Rfc1 Qb4 19. Qd3 Rc7 20. Rc2 Rac8 21. Rac1 Qa4 22. Qa3 Qxa3 23. bxa3 f5 24. Be2 Kf6 25. Kf1 Ke7 26. Ke1 Kd6 27. Kd2 e5 28. dxe5+ Nxe5 29. Rxc7 Rxc7 30. Rxc7 Kxc7 31. Kc3 Kd6 32. f4 Nc6 33. g4 fxg4 34. Bxg4 Kc5 35. Be6 h6 36. Kd3 g5 37. h3 Kd6 38. Bc8 b6 39. Bb7 Nd8 40. Bc8 Nc6 41. Bb7 Nd8 1/2-1/2



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