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Botvinnik Memorial Rapid Tournament

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

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Aronian vs Carlsen ½-½43 2011 Botvinnik Memorial RapidE15 Queen's Indian
2. Anand vs Kramnik ½-½34 2011 Botvinnik Memorial RapidC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
3. Carlsen vs Kramnik ½-½35 2011 Botvinnik Memorial RapidE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
4. Aronian vs Anand 0-148 2011 Botvinnik Memorial RapidD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. Anand vs Carlsen ½-½27 2011 Botvinnik Memorial RapidC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
6. Kramnik vs Aronian ½-½51 2011 Botvinnik Memorial RapidB72 Sicilian, Dragon
7. Carlsen vs Anand 0-166 2011 Botvinnik Memorial RapidC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
8. Anand vs Aronian 1-038 2011 Botvinnik Memorial RapidC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. Kramnik vs Carlsen 1-028 2011 Botvinnik Memorial RapidA04 Reti Opening
10. Kramnik vs Anand  ½-½41 2011 Botvinnik Memorial RapidD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. Carlsen vs Aronian 0-185 2011 Botvinnik Memorial RapidA36 English
12. Aronian vs Kramnik 1-045 2011 Botvinnik Memorial RapidA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
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Sep-01-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Sep-01-11  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.
Sep-01-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  Kinghunt: If 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid) (2011) is any indication, this isn't going to be very close.
Sep-01-11  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?)

Sep-01-11  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..
Sep-01-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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: http://video.russiachess.org/
Live with Stockfish http://chessbomb.com/o/2011-botvinik/

Enjoy!

Sep-02-11  polarmis: Seems this should be the video link:

http://video.russiachess.org/view/726

Sep-02-11  polarmis: And live moves at the official website: http://www.russiachess.org/online/2...
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: http://video.russiachess.org/view/726

Sep-02-11  Beholder: And also,

Kosintseva T. - Koneru
Danielian - Cmilyte

Sep-02-11  polarmis: The commentators Evgeny Bareev and Sergey Makarychev had to take a break as the players could hear them :)
Sep-02-11  polarmis: Hmmm, I thought they'd have a better solution than stopping all the games for Kramnik and Anand to speak! Very strange...
Sep-02-11  polarmis: And being able to lip read would help :)
Sep-02-11  Ulhumbrus: <polarmis: And live moves at the official website: http://www.russiachess.org/online/2>... 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.
Sep-02-11  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.
Sep-02-11  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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