Wei Yi drew Navara in Armageddon to win

Chinese rising star Wei Yi is playing a 4-game classical match against Czech no. 1 David Navara in Yancheng, China

The winner gets $20,000, the loser $10,000. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves then 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. If the match is drawn the players play two 5+3 playoff games and potentially one 6 vs. 5 Armageddon game.

Classical Chess

Game 1: Wei, Yi - Navara, David 0-1
Game 2: Navara, David - Wei, Yi ½-½
Game 3: Wei, Yi - Navara, David 1-0
Game 4: Navara, David - Wei, Yi ½-½

Blitz Playoff

Playoff Game 1: Navara, David - Wei, Yi 0-1
Playoff Game 2: Wei, Yi - Navara, David 0-1

Armageddon Game

Navara, David - Wei, Yi ½-½


Games 1 Wei, Yi (CHN) - Navara, David (CZE) 0-1

1 e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nd2 e6 5. Nb3 Nd7 6. Nf3 a6 7. Be2 c5 8. c3 h6 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. Nxc5 Nxc5 11. Be3 Rc8 12. O-O Ne7 13. Nd4 O-O 14. a4 Bh7 15. a5 Nc6 16. Nxc6 Rxc6 17. Bd4 Qg5 18. Ra3 Qf5 19. b4 Nd3 20. g4 Qg6 21. f4 Qe4 22. Bf3 Qxf4 23. Bxd5 exd5 24. Rxf4 Nxf4 25. Be3 Nd3 26. Bd4 Re8 27. Qf3 Nxe5 28. Qxd5 Nxg4 29. Ra1 Rg6 30. Qxb7 Ne3+ 31. Kf2 Ng4+ 32. Kg1 Ne5+ 33. Kf1 Rf6+ 34. Kg2 Rg6+ 35. Kf1 Rg5 36. Bxe5 Bd3+ 37. Kf2 Rexe5 38. Rd1 Re2+ 39. Kf3 Rf5+ 40. Kg4 h5+ 41. Kh4 Re4+ 0-1

Game 2 Navara, David - Wei, Yi ½-½

1 e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Bf5 7. O-O Be7 8. c4 dxc4 9. Bxc4 O-O 10. Re1 Nd6 11. Bb3 Nc6 12. Nc3 Bg4 13. d5 Bxf3 14. Qxf3 Nd4 15. Qd1 Bf6 16. Bf4 Re8 17. Rxe8+ Qxe8 18. h3 Qd7 19. Qg4 Qe7 20. Ba4 g6 21. Qd7 Qxd7 22. Bxd7 Rd8 23. Ba4 a6 24. Rc1 Kg7 25. Kf1 b5 26. Bd1 b4 27. Ne2 N4b5 28. a4 bxa3 29. bxa3 Nxa3 30. Rxc7 Ndb5 31. Rc5 Be7 32. Rc6 Rxd5 33. Bb3 Rd3 34. Nc1 Rd8 35. Rxa6 Nd4 36. Be5+ Kf8 37. Bxd4 Rxd4 38. Ra8+ Rd8 39. Rxd8+ Bxd8 ½-½

Game 3 Wei, Yi - Navara, David 1-0

1 Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 dxc4 4. e3 e6 5. Bxc4 c5 6. O-O a6 7. Nc3 b5 8. Be2 Bb7 9. dxc5 Nc6 10. Qc2 Nb4 11. Qb3 Bxc5 12. Rd1 Qb8 13. a4 bxa4 14. Qxa4+ Bc6 15. Qa5 Be7 16. Ra3 Nc2 17. Ne5 Bb4 18. Rb3 O-O 19. Nxc6 Bxa5 20. Rxb8 Raxb8 21. Nxa5 Nb4 22. f3 Rfd8 23. e4 Rxd1+ 24. Nxd1 Nd7 25. Be3 Ne5 26. Bf4 f6 27. Ne3 Rc8 28. Bxe5 fxe5 29. Nec4 Rc5 30. Nb7 Rc8 31. Nba5 Rc5 32. Kf2 Nc2 33. Bd3 Nb4 34. Ke3 g5 35. Kd2 Kg7 36. Bb1 Kf6 37. Kc3 Rb5 38. Na3 Rb8 39. g4 h6 40. b3 Nc6 41. Nxc6 Rc8 42. Nc4 Rxc6 43. b4 Rc8 44. Bd3 h5 45. gxh5 Rh8 46. Ne3 1-0

Game 4 Navara, David - Wei, Yi ½-½

1 c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. e3 Nf6 5. d4 cxd4 6. exd4 d5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Bc4 Nb6 9. Bb3 Bg7 10. O-O O-O 11. d5 Na5 12. h3 Re8 13. Re1 Bf5 14. g4 Bd7 15. Bg5 Nxb3 16. axb3 h6 17. Bh4 g5 18. Bg3 e6 19. d6 Bc6 20. Nd4 Bxd4 21. Qxd4 Nd7 22. Rxa7 Rxa7 23. Qxa7 Qf6 24. Qe3 e5 25. b4 Re6 26. Ne4 Qg6 27. Nc5 Rxd6 28. Nxd7 Rxd7 29. Qxe5 Kh7 30. Kh2 Qd3 31. Qf6 Qd5 32. Rg1 Qf3 33. Qxf3 Bxf3 34. Re1 Rd1 35. Rxd1 Bxd1 36. f4 ½-½

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