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🏆 Tal Memorial (2013)

Player: Alexander Morozevich

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Andreikin vs Morozevich ½-½482013Tal MemorialB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
2. Morozevich vs Mamedyarov ½-½492013Tal MemorialB12 Caro-Kann Defense
3. Anand vs Morozevich 1-0602013Tal MemorialC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
4. Morozevich vs Kramnik ½-½392013Tal MemorialC47 Four Knights
5. Gelfand vs Morozevich 1-0332013Tal MemorialA56 Benoni Defense
6. Morozevich vs Karjakin ½-½1002013Tal MemorialE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
7. Carlsen vs Morozevich ½-½472013Tal MemorialB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
8. Morozevich vs Caruana 0-1402013Tal MemorialC47 Four Knights
9. Nakamura vs Morozevich 0-1492013Tal MemorialD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Jun-25-13
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  siamesedream: <Magnus Carlsen`s Blog

Tal Memorial 2013 comes to an end.

Traveling abroad to play chess and going abroad as a tourist are generally two different things for me. This time I visited a couple of tourist attractions in Moscow, it is an impressive city. The walk from the hotel to the playing venue along Kreml to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and across the river might not have helped my tournament result, but it was a nice walk☺ In the last round in a must-win situation I played the Kings Indian as black against Shakriar Mamedyarov from Azerbaijan. He sacrificed a pawn for more than adequate compensation. When he took on b7 with his queen I tried to stir things up with Qf5 instead of suffering a passive defence. We both missed that he could play Bb2 and subsequently capture on a8. There was no mate, his queen would return to h3 in time. After some complications I found nothing better than the game continuation a pawn down. My counterplay against f2 and mating threats against his vulnerable king on h3 made him repeat moves. Draw, and 2nd place overall. Iím reasonably satisfied with another +2 result (which brought me victories back in 2011 and 2012), and my games against Kramnik and Anand. Overall however, Iím unhappy with too many of the other games to call it a success. Boris Gelfand had already drawn as black against tail-ender Kramnik, and deservedly won outright with 6 points. He has had several good results after his World Championship match against Anand last year and is entering the top 10 on rating as well. Caruana and Andreikin drew and shared third with Mamedyarov. Nakamura, who was sole leader at +3 after 6 rounds, suffered another setback against Morozevich to finish 6th at 50% score. Karjakin, the recent winner of Norway Chess, finished 7th ahead of Morozevich and Anand and Kramnik. The great black score and many decided games as well as the surprising final standing mark the 8th Tal Memorial. Another great edition! This week I have some media activities and business events and Friday and Saturday Iíll play a rapid match against Predojevic at Lillehammer, the venue of the 2013 Norwegian Championship starting Saturday. Magnus Carlsen, Haslum, June 25th, 2013

2013-06-25 20:13:0>

http://www.arcticsec.no/index.php?b...

Jun-26-13
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  Sokrates: Thanks for the quotation, <siamesedream>. I was happy when I read this: <Overall however, Iím unhappy with too many of the other games to call it a success.> Self-criticism, in spite of apparent success, is the right path to becoming better and wiser for Carlsen. The last two runner-up-placements may have learnt Carlsen (from Goethe) that trees don't grow to the sky. Fortunately, he is still young and there is a lot of learning ahead of him, even if he is already one of the most talented chess-players who ever lived.
Jun-26-13
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  Beholder: <Ezzy: Morozevich - [...] Trying the Benoni against an in form Gelfand was not the brightest of idea's>

* ideas

< I doubt it, so we will still have to accept Morozevich as he is - a loose cannon, who's>

* whose

< creativity can be mesmorising>

* mesmerizing

Jun-26-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Beholder: <Magnus Carlsen`s Blog

This time I visited a couple of tourist attractions in Moscow, it is an impressive city. The walk from the hotel to the playing venue along Kreml to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and across the river might not have helped my tournament result,>

To blame the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is a new one actually.

Jun-26-13  schweigzwang: Well since you are being so freaking picky today, he appears to be blaming the walk rather than the cathedral--if he is blaming anything at all.
Jun-26-13  KnightVBishop: so overall who has better chess understanding i.e stronger

carlsen or nakamura

Jun-26-13  RookFile: Right, he's blaming the walk. Maybe he was a little tired, despite admiring the beautiful view.
Jun-26-13  Shams: I don't read Carlsen's statement as blaming anything, personally.
Jun-27-13  Rolfo: I read it like "even walking alongside the Cathedral" didn't help (save) me in the play ..
Jun-27-13
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  moronovich: Thanks for your wrap up <Ezzy> !

Excellent job.It was like being at the tournament again.

Jun-28-13  Everett: <Beholder: <Ezzy: Morozevich - [...] Trying the Benoni against an in form Gelfand was not the brightest of idea's> * ideas
< I doubt it, so we will still have to accept Morozevich as he is - a loose cannon, who's> * whose
< creativity can be mesmorising> * mesmerizing>

Gr8 effrt theer, loozr.

Jun-28-13  KnightVBishop: hey guys random question, whats the special rule

En passant?

Jun-28-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: French for "In passing", I believe.
Jun-28-13  enpassant jadoube: That's right.
Jun-28-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Beholder>: As you seem determined to set <Ezzy> straight, here's a bit of news for you: 'mesmerising' would be a perfectly acceptable variation of 'mesmerizing'.
Jul-06-13  SatelliteDan: test dkornhzsyehdlidbfvgbgjtg
Aug-20-13
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  twinlark: < FairyPromotion: < Shams: <FairyPromotion> Thanks. Can I ask where you got that information? I couldn't find historical live ratings on the LRL page. >

I was actually relying on my memory, however I'm quite certain that the numbers I gave are correct. Sadly there is no historical live ratings page as far as I know. It would be nice if 2700chess.com started saving the highest rating ever achieved for every player, and show it as a side note.

I just went to player pages of Nakamura and Radjabov to check the posts from Sept 2012, and in Teimour's page, after his 5/5 start, his live rating of 2799.5 is mentioned, and he added .1 to that with a draw against Kramnik, so my number was correct. In Nakamura's page no one mentioned the exact number of his live rating, however there were many posts about him breaking Fischer's ELO record for an american. What I had forgotten was that after his win against Kramnik, Naka had passed him on the live ratings list. So his highest rank of all time was actually #4.

One last note regarding live ratings: During last years Tal Memorial GM Ian Rogers mentioned that A Morozevich was world #1 for a single day, and I read somewhere that his peak rating was 2798.9. Not sure when he reached that mark though.>

You've probably noticed that www.2700chess.com now has a post-Fischer highest ever live rating list as a feature on its front page. This is a heads up in case you hadn't.

This link is in response to you last paragraph: http://chess.liverating.org/toplist...

Aug-20-13
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  perfidious: While <Jamboree> makes a fair case for Gelfand's place in the all-time list of greats here (Tal Memorial (2013)) in my view, the responses by <Sokrates> and <Arcturar> fill the bill.

It seems to me that Gelfand's career, while impressive, rates as no better than those of Geller, Portisch or Larsen.

In summer 2009, I opened this thread on the topic of the greatest player to have never won the title: http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/1...

<nezhmet>, who most certainly knows a thing or three about chess history, mentioned Gelfand and I then thought that de trop.

Today? I will stand by the second paragraph of this post.

Aug-20-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: Interesting blog!
Apr-03-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Title for this tournament: The Russians Have Failed to Fix World Chess.

The 4 Russians - including Karjakin - scored +2 -7 =27 collectively. And that's with home advantage.

Apr-03-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Check It Out: French for "In passing", I believe.>

There is also the bridge term <coup en passant> (a blow in passing).

Apr-03-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <perfidious: <Check It Out: French for "In passing", I believe.> There is also the bridge term <coup en passant> (a blow in passing).>

"Coup en passant" is also the French term for an expedited rapid exsufflation of compressed gastric vaporous effluvium emitted during a jetť or grand pas with the intention of getting out the area before the coup's effects become apparent.

Sep-16-14  Garech: Any news on the Tal Memorial 2014? There seems to be some uncertainty as to whether it's actually taking place or not, can anyone verify it?

-Garech

Sep-16-14  1d410: The spirit of Tal has been revived.
Dec-26-15
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  offramp: Here are the players nationalities:

Boris Gelfand 6/9 (+3 -0 =6), ISRAEL.
Magnus Carlsen 5.5/9 (+3 -1 =5), NORWAY
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 5/9 (+1 -0 =8) AZERBAIJAN
Fabiano Caruana 5/9 (+3 -2 =4) USA, then ITALY
Dmitry Andreikin 5/9 (+1 -0 =8) RUSSIA
Hikaru Nakamura 4.5/9 (+4 -4 =1) USA! USA!!
Sergey Karjakin 4/9 (+0 -1 =8) RUSSIA
Viswanathan Anand 3.5/9 (+1 -3 =5) INDIA
Alexander Morozevich 3.5/9 (+1 -3 =5) RUSSIA
Vladimir Kramnik 3/9 (+0 -3 =6) RUSSIA

Taking the Russkies seperately:
Dmitry Andreikin 5/9 (+1 -0 =8) RUSSIA
Sergey Karjakin 4/9 (+0 -1 =8) RUSSIA
Alexander Morozevich 3.5/9 (+1 -3 =5) RUSSIA
Vladimir Kramnik 3/9 (+0 -3 =6) RUSSIA

I make that a total, for the four players over the 9 rounds, of <+2, -7, =27>.

IF THAT RESULT HAD HAPPENED in the years 1950-1956, all four players would have found themselves playing in the East Vladivostok Supernova Weekend Quickplay for the next 7 years.

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