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Botvinnik Memorial Rapid Tournament

Viswanathan Anand4.5/6(+3 -0 =3)[games]
Levon Aronian3/6(+2 -2 =2)[games]
Vladimir Kramnik3/6(+1 -1 =4)[games]
Magnus Carlsen1.5/6(+0 -3 =3)[games]

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Aronian vs Carlsen ½-½432011Botvinnik Memorial RapidE15 Queen's Indian
2. Anand vs Kramnik ½-½342011Botvinnik Memorial RapidC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
3. Carlsen vs Kramnik ½-½352011Botvinnik Memorial RapidE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
4. Aronian vs Anand 0-1482011Botvinnik Memorial RapidD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. Anand vs Carlsen ½-½272011Botvinnik Memorial RapidC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
6. Kramnik vs Aronian ½-½512011Botvinnik Memorial RapidB72 Sicilian, Dragon
7. Carlsen vs Anand 0-1662011Botvinnik Memorial RapidC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
8. Anand vs Aronian 1-0382011Botvinnik Memorial RapidC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. Kramnik vs Carlsen 1-0282011Botvinnik Memorial RapidA04 Reti Opening
10. Kramnik vs Anand  ½-½412011Botvinnik Memorial RapidD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. Carlsen vs Aronian 0-1852011Botvinnik Memorial RapidA36 English
12. Aronian vs Kramnik 1-0452011Botvinnik Memorial RapidA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
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Sep-01-11  waustad: I think it starts at 7am EDT on Sept. 2nd.
Sep-01-11  WiseWizard: They should organize all tournaments to start at 3pm NY time, much simpler.
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  hedgeh0g: The concept sounds very interesting. Reminds me a bit of the BBC's "The Master Game" series, where the players' commentary would be recorded after the game and displayed to the audience as the players' thoughts whilst the recorded game was being shown.
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  parmetd: Kramnik was excited for the change.
Sep-01-11  yalie: yay! finally, we will see the big boys playing against each other even if it is rapid.
Sep-01-11  vonKrolock: cb <"Anand, Kramnik, Carlsen and Aronian will lock horns"> - 'lock horns' sounds hilarious
Sep-01-11  Kinghunt: If 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid) (2011) is any indication, this isn't going to be very close.
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  Elo: Two questions for anyone who knows:

1) Is the Botvinnik Memorial the highest average elo ever?

2) How much money are these guys playing for? (Is there a prize fund or do they all just receive any appearance fee?)

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  Elo: If my calculations are correct the average elo (on the men's side) is 2809.5. Surely that must be the highest average elo ever (even though it is just rapid)?
Sep-01-11  Gshock: what a big 4(CAKA), exciting to see..
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  14DogKnight: <Elo: If my calculations are correct the average elo (on the men's side) is 2809.5. Surely that must be the highest average elo ever (even though it is just rapid)?>

I believe you're right. Had it been a classical time controls, it would've been an unprecedented category 23 tournament. I don't think there has ever been one but I may be wrong.

Sep-01-11  chessexp: There isn't any single standard tournment over 2800 average rating.
Sep-01-11  waustad: NY is NOT the center of the chess universe. As an Indians fan who grew up in the '50s, I'll decline any more comment.
Sep-02-11  supy: Live video:
Live with Stockfish


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  polarmis: Seems this should be the video link:

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  polarmis: And live moves at the official website:
Sep-02-11  Pyke: What a great lineup! If only this were classical chess.

But nevertheless, this is truely worthy for a Botvinnik memorial.

Sep-02-11  Beholder: Woo-hoo! Games underway!

Let the patzers play their Patzer Cup in Khanty, here in Moscow we have real chess players! ;) (j/k)

Aronian - Carlsen
Anand - Kramnik

Live !! Video:

Sep-02-11  Beholder: And also,

Kosintseva T. - Koneru
Danielian - Cmilyte

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  polarmis: The commentators Evgeny Bareev and Sergey Makarychev had to take a break as the players could hear them :)
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  polarmis: Hmmm, I thought they'd have a better solution than stopping all the games for Kramnik and Anand to speak! Very strange...
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  polarmis: And being able to lip read would help :)
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  Ulhumbrus: <polarmis: And live moves at the official website:>... Thx. The games can be kibitzed here by opening the link in a second tab ( not in a second window, because it runs worse then) The games have begun already. Anand may consider sacrificing a pawn for an attack by 19 Nf5 Qxb3 20 Bg5.
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  Ulhumbrus: Anand has offered a pawn by 20 Bd2. Perhaps one idea is that the capture 20...Qxb3 displaces the Black Queen from her defence of the square d6. On 21 Bc3 Rfe8 as well as displacing the Rook from its defence of the f7 pawn draws the Rook on to the square e8 where the Rook becomes a potential target for a N on d6 and then 22 Nd6 occupies the d6 square and forks the Rook on e8, the b7 pawn and f7 pawn.
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  Ulhumbrus: Instead of inviting the Knight invasion Nd6, Kramnik returned the pawn and at present we have a Rooks and pawn ending Kramnik has an extra passed c pawn, one which seems about to fall. It looks like a draw.
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