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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Tal Memorial Tournament

Peter Leko5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Levon Aronian5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Ruslan Ponomariov5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Boris Gelfand5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov4.5/9(+0 -0 =9)[games]
Alexander Grischuk4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Peter Svidler4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Alexey Shirov3.5/9(+0 -2 =7)[games]
Magnus Carlsen3.5/9(+0 -2 =7)[games]
Alexander Morozevich3/9(+1 -4 =4)[games]

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ponomariov vs Grischuk 1-0482006Tal MemorialD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. Shirov vs Mamedyarov ½-½342006Tal MemorialC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
3. Svidler vs Leko ½-½252006Tal MemorialC88 Ruy Lopez
4. Aronian vs Morozevich 1-0422006Tal MemorialD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
5. Carlsen vs Gelfand 0-1382006Tal MemorialD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. Mamedyarov vs Aronian ½-½682006Tal MemorialD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
7. Morozevich vs Carlsen ½-½452006Tal MemorialB33 Sicilian
8. Svidler vs Shirov ½-½322006Tal MemorialC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd
9. Gelfand vs Ponomariov ½-½232006Tal MemorialE36 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. Leko vs Grischuk ½-½652006Tal MemorialB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. Grischuk vs Gelfand ½-½262006Tal MemorialC42 Petrov Defense
12. Shirov vs Leko ½-½272006Tal MemorialC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
13. Ponomariov vs Morozevich 1-0532006Tal MemorialB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. Carlsen vs Mamedyarov ½-½312006Tal MemorialB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
15. Aronian vs Svidler 0-1242006Tal MemorialD80 Grunfeld
16. Leko vs Gelfand 1-0792006Tal MemorialD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
17. Mamedyarov vs Ponomariov ½-½802006Tal MemorialE15 Queen's Indian
18. Shirov vs Aronian 0-1582006Tal MemorialC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
19. Morozevich vs Grischuk 1-0352006Tal MemorialB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
20. Svidler vs Carlsen ½-½292006Tal MemorialC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
21. Grischuk vs Mamedyarov ½-½342006Tal MemorialC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
22. Gelfand vs Morozevich ½-½432006Tal MemorialD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. Ponomariov vs Svidler ½-½302006Tal MemorialD85 Grunfeld
24. Carlsen vs Shirov ½-½302006Tal MemorialC42 Petrov Defense
25. Aronian vs Leko ½-½272006Tal MemorialE15 Queen's Indian
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Nov-20-06  EXIDE: <wannaBe> Thanks for the information. Sad to learn that Tal is no more, I enjoyed his games and especially remember those against Fisher.
Nov-20-06
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  WannaBe: When ever I sac a piece, (sound or not) I mutter/say: "Play like Tal!"
Nov-21-06
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  notyetagm: <TheGladiator: ... I'm a bit surprised about Karjakin and Mamedyarov's day two - I assume Mamedyarov didn't have a wet night out yesterday, even though the results would suggest it... ;)>

What a disaster for one of my fav players, Mamedyarov. He goes +7 the first day and -7 the second! What???

And he started out winning his first 8 games(!), so that means he was -8 over the last 26 rounds of the tournament.

Nov-21-06  whatthefat: <notyetagm>

That is highly unusual!

Nov-21-06  Rolfo: If you don't have the day, in a blitz tourney it will cause great damage as i did for Mamedyarow. May be we should have a statement from <Awfulhangover> (lol)?
Nov-22-06  Akireta: It's funny... I seem to recall Tal writing somewhere that "to play for a draw with the white pieces is a crime against chess" ho hum.
Nov-22-06  Rolfo: <Akireta> What happend to Mamedyarov second day, nobody knows. He surely fought for a win, but lost
Nov-22-06
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  WannaBe: Yaw-za! (Last picture, very bottom, glad Lipton was the sponsor) Hubba-Hubba.

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

Nov-22-06
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  technical draw: Tks for that link Wannabe, but I prefer coffee over tea. (picture above)
Nov-22-06
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  WannaBe: I was going to follow the trend and make another (funny) post about the picture above the coffee one, but then I decided not to.
Nov-22-06  JYMMI: <technical draw> Very funny, but unless you're talking about the beverage I can't agree with you... ;-)
Nov-22-06
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  technical draw: <JYMMI> This will explain: I am 57 yrs old!
Nov-22-06  Ragh: <technical draw> what's the secret behind the huge chessbucks number ?
Nov-22-06
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  WannaBe: <Ragh> Win.
Nov-23-06
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  technical draw: <Ragh> If you are refering to my negative sum the reason is easy. I'm from the planet Bizarro. To us losing is winning so I'm really in first place and by a lot.
Nov-23-06  Ragh: <technical draw> It does take quite an effort to maintain the numero uno position at the bottom of the list. :)
Nov-23-06
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  notyetagm: Are we ever going to see any PGNs for the blitz tourney?
Nov-23-06  adviser: Anyway, who won the tourny?
Nov-24-06  setebos: Anand won,before he made a move. They are all scared of him :)
Nov-24-06  Ragh: <setebos: Anand won,before he made a move. They are all scared of him :)> Why is he scaring people away??
Nov-24-06
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  technical draw: <Ragh> Yes, it does. Few people realize how hard it is to lose consistently. I have put a lot of effort in maintaining my status as worst bettor so I hope Kramnik/Fritz doesn't ruin it.
Dec-02-06
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  notyetagm: Does anyone know what the ELO changes are for the Tal Memorial?

Thanks.

Dec-04-06  samsal27: <Have a qualifying tournament and some toprated invitees (i.e. an Open prior to the main event, qualifying 8 players, combined with some 8 top rated invitees) The 16 players will be randomly selected into two groups and play a 7-round round robin and the winners of each pool face eachother in a final match of 2-4 games.> Great idea!
Dec-07-06  Rolfo: <notyetagm> rating changes after Tal: Leko +8, Pono +14, Aronian +8, Gelfand +4, Mame 0, Grischuk +3, Svidler -4, Shirov -9, Carlsen -6, Moro -18
Dec-07-06
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  notyetagm: <Rolfo: <notyetagm> rating changes after Tal: Leko +8, Pono +14, Aronian +8, Gelfand +4, Mame 0, Grischuk +3, Svidler -4, Shirov -9, Carlsen -6, Moro -18>

Thanks.

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