Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

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,
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
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2)  

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 133 OF 134 ·  Later Kibitzing>
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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: When ever I sac a piece, (sound or not) I mutter/say: "Play like Tal!"
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Yaw-za! (Last picture, very bottom, glad Lipton was the sponsor) Hubba-Hubba.

Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: Tks for that link Wannabe, but I prefer coffee over tea. (picture above)
Premium Chessgames Member
  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... ;-)
Premium Chessgames Member
  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 ?
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <Ragh> Win.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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. :)
Premium Chessgames Member
  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??
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: Does anyone know what the ELO changes are for the Tal Memorial?


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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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>


Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 134)
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 133 OF 134 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific tournament and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2018, Chessgames Services LLC