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Tal Memorial Tournament

Vladimir Kramnik6/9(+3 -0 =6)[view games]
Magnus Carlsen5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[view games]
Vassily Ivanchuk5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[view games]
Levon Aronian5/9(+2 -1 =6)[view games]
Viswanathan Anand5/9(+2 -1 =6)[view games]
Boris Gelfand4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[view games]
Ruslan Ponomariov4/9(+1 -2 =6)[view games]
Peter Svidler3.5/9(+0 -2 =7)[view games]
Alexander Morozevich3/9(+0 -3 =6)[view games]
Peter Leko3/9(+0 -3 =6)[view games]

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Carlsen vs Kramnik ½-½58 2009 Tal MemorialE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
2. Ivanchuk vs Anand ½-½44 2009 Tal MemorialD94 Grunfeld
3. Morozevich vs Leko ½-½39 2009 Tal MemorialC45 Scotch Game
4. Gelfand vs Ponomariov ½-½29 2009 Tal MemorialE10 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Aronian vs Svidler ½-½37 2009 Tal MemorialD80 Grunfeld
6. Svidler vs Ivanchuk ½-½27 2009 Tal MemorialC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
7. Leko vs Gelfand ½-½44 2009 Tal MemorialC42 Petrov Defense
8. Carlsen vs Morozevich ½-½39 2009 Tal MemorialE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
9. Kramnik vs Anand ½-½29 2009 Tal MemorialD85 Grunfeld
10. Ponomariov vs Aronian ½-½32 2009 Tal MemorialD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
11. Ivanchuk vs Ponomariov ½-½69 2009 Tal MemorialD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
12. Aronian vs Leko 1-043 2009 Tal MemorialD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. Anand vs Svidler 1-032 2009 Tal MemorialD85 Grunfeld
14. Morozevich vs Kramnik 0-145 2009 Tal MemorialE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
15. Gelfand vs Carlsen ½-½27 2009 Tal MemorialD80 Grunfeld
16. Leko vs Ivanchuk ½-½27 2009 Tal MemorialB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. Ponomariov vs Anand ½-½34 2009 Tal MemorialD71 Neo-Grunfeld
18. Morozevich vs Gelfand ½-½41 2009 Tal MemorialA28 English
19. Kramnik vs Svidler 1-037 2009 Tal MemorialD85 Grunfeld
20. Carlsen vs Aronian ½-½32 2009 Tal MemorialD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. Gelfand vs Kramnik ½-½81 2009 Tal MemorialE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
22. Ivanchuk vs Carlsen ½-½31 2009 Tal MemorialA48 King's Indian
23. Anand vs Leko 1-045 2009 Tal MemorialD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. Aronian vs Morozevich ½-½31 2009 Tal MemorialD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Svidler vs Ponomariov ½-½31 2009 Tal MemorialC67 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Nov-16-09  KamikazeAttack: This was one helluva tournament.

Can't wait for next Nov!

Thx to Russia Chess Fed!!!

U guys rock.

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  tpstar: <Picture to remember> Ivanchuk didn't want his implanted computer chip to catch a virus.

Too bad he didn't have a real mask on hand and had to use an athletic supporter instead.

Nov-18-09  DiscerningKing: Agree one of the Best Tournaments in Years!!
Nov-18-09  jussu: What, we should be whining our intestines out, not a single participant made less than six draws!
Nov-18-09  ounos: Just stand a minute a think: in a century's time, somewhere, there will be a Carlsen Memorial. Can you imagine it?

Oh scrap that. I'm just a bit touched by seeing this picture of young Tal:

Nov-18-09  Red October: <ounos> given that they just found the gene that can make one live to a 100, we may have to wait a long time..
Nov-18-09  laskereshevsky: Sorry if im too late.

Somebody would please try to contact mr. Danailov and ask him the exact number of Kramnik's visits to the toilet? ....

If I remember well, He showed in the past a natural good disposition toward this fondamental point....

... wouldnt be?!


Nov-18-09  ounos: <Red October: <ounos> given that they just found the gene that can make one live to a 100, we may have to wait a long time..> "We"? I don't think either of us is going to see that happening, gene-fiddling or no gene-fiddling...
Nov-18-09  Red October: what would be funny is if Korchnoi was around still kicking butt in that Memorial heh!
Nov-18-09  ounos: lol!!! indeed.

Here is Korchnoi, at the same period as the above picture ('60):

Now, would *you* trust a guy with such looks? :D

Nov-18-09  KamikazeAttack: It has been an amazing 2.5 weeks.

I can't rememebr when the chess world was treated to such an excitement and fun.

I remember folks looking forward to it months ago, it sure lived up to the hype and billing.

Organisers would be celebrating now and soon be busy putting together next year's version.

Move over Corus and Linares, Tal is #1 now.

Nov-18-09  muradov: <siamesedream: Picture to remember:;

This almost knocked me to the floor :)) Chucky is simply great!

Nov-19-09  Chessforeva: 3D games:
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  siamesedream: Interview with Carlsen after the Tal Memorial:


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  siamesedream: Listen to the exclusive post-tournament Kramnik interview with London Classic Director Malcolm Pein along with Jon Speelman:

Nov-19-09  KamikazeAttack: I am looking for FIDE ratings list from 2002 to date.

Can anyone help?

Nov-19-09  rogge: It's here:

Nov-19-09  KamikazeAttack: Thx Rogge.
Nov-19-09  rogge: No worries.
Nov-19-09  AuN1: can we get a forum for the world cup now?
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  kingfu: Great tournament! Much better than the blitz nonsense. Leko, Svidler AND Morozevich with NO wins for the whole tournament. Amazing.
Nov-24-09  KamikazeAttack: <Much better than the blitz nonsense.>


Jan-21-10  laskersteinitz: I'm impressed with Carlsen, who managed to not lose a single game while sick (well, depending on how sick he really was). I'm pretty sick right now myself as I speak, and I can't imagine exerting myself for more than just a few seconds over a chess board!

Being sick sucks. But recovering from illness is AWESOME!

Jul-24-10  notyetagm: Does anyone know if the <2010 TAL MEMORIAL> will be in August of this year?


Aug-03-10  Hesam7: Any idea if there will be a 2010 edition? We have had it for 4 consecutive years since 2006 but there has been no news for this year's event.
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