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Tal Memorial (Blitz) Tournament

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Levon Aronian5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Anish Giri5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Ian Nepomniachtchi5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Peter Svidler5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Vladimir Kramnik4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Viswanathan Anand3.5/9(+0 -2 =7)[games]
Li Chao3/9(+1 -4 =4)[games]
Boris Gelfand3/9(+2 -5 =2)[games]
Evgeny Tomashevsky3/9(+2 -5 =2)[games] Chess Event Description
Tal Memorial (Blitz) (2016)

The 10th Mikhail Tal Memorial Blitz was held 25 September 2016 at the Museum of Russian Impressionism in Moscow. The event was sponsored by the Russian Highways state company. Mamedyarov won the blitz section (this page), whereafter Ian Nepomniachtchi won the classical Tal Memorial (2016).

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Nepomniachtchi vs Kramnik  ½-½172016Tal Memorial (Blitz)C67 Ruy Lopez
2. Li Chao vs Aronian 0-1242016Tal Memorial (Blitz)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. A Giri vs Anand 1-0462016Tal Memorial (Blitz)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. Mamedyarov vs Tomashevsky 1-0302016Tal Memorial (Blitz)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Anand vs Mamedyarov  ½-½372016Tal Memorial (Blitz)C80 Ruy Lopez, Open
6. Aronian vs A Giri 0-1792016Tal Memorial (Blitz)D14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
7. Kramnik vs Li Chao  ½-½572016Tal Memorial (Blitz)D03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
8. I Nepomniachtchi vs Svidler  ½-½282016Tal Memorial (Blitz)C45 Scotch Game
9. Tomashevsky vs Gelfand  0-1342016Tal Memorial (Blitz)A09 Reti Opening
10. Svidler vs Gelfand  1-0492016Tal Memorial (Blitz)A07 King's Indian Attack
11. Svidler vs Kramnik 1-0402016Tal Memorial (Blitz)D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
12. Gelfand vs I Nepomniachtchi  0-1812016Tal Memorial (Blitz)A48 King's Indian
13. Gelfand vs Aronian  0-1672016Tal Memorial (Blitz)A14 English
14. Svidler vs Anand  ½-½252016Tal Memorial (Blitz)C01 French, Exchange
15. Li Chao vs Mamedyarov  0-1592016Tal Memorial (Blitz)A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
16. A Giri vs Tomashevsky  1-0632016Tal Memorial (Blitz)C50 Giuoco Piano
17. Mamedyarov vs A Giri  ½-½662016Tal Memorial (Blitz)D90 Grunfeld
18. Anand vs Li Chao  0-1342016Tal Memorial (Blitz)A07 King's Indian Attack
19. Aronian vs Svidler  ½-½332016Tal Memorial (Blitz)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Kramnik vs Gelfand  1-0332016Tal Memorial (Blitz)D03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
21. Tomashevsky vs I Nepomniachtchi  0-1472016Tal Memorial (Blitz)A32 English, Symmetrical Variation
22. Li Chao vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½332016Tal Memorial (Blitz)D85 Grunfeld
23. A Giri vs Kramnik 0-1772016Tal Memorial (Blitz)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
24. Mamedyarov vs Aronian  1-0612016Tal Memorial (Blitz)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Kramnik vs Aronian  ½-½332016Tal Memorial (Blitz)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-25-16  Sihlous: Great performance by Shakh...Not even close.
Sep-25-16  tuttifrutty: It's even amazing that no one is posting here when Wesley isn't on the line up. What does that tell you? Wesley is the reason chess is alive. Too bad the organizers turned a blind eye on a true chess talent, instead, invites second tier player like Giri and others who had nothing to show their dust and cobwebs filled "show me" cabinet.

Snoozer tourney to say the least. Yikes....

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  WannaBe: If (all chess) organizer(s) are paid by number of posts on they'll sign up Wes.

There're a 'few' other tournament pages that don't have posts with, or without Wes.

Peace. Out.

Sep-26-16  notyetagm: Damn, Anand did not win even a single game!

Even Giri managed to win three times.

Sep-26-16  notyetagm: <WannaBe: If (all chess) organizer(s) are paid by number of posts on they'll sign up Wes. There're a 'few' other tournament pages that don't have posts with, or without Wes.

Peace. Out.>



Sep-26-16  WarewolfofLondon: Miss the great commentary here, fun interesting stuff, now we are left with Tuttimfingfrutti as interesting? Miss the old days, no wonder no one is posting, all those that use to have a sense of humor and intellect seem to have left out of boredom or been banned as many have mentioned. That is the reason no one posts/visits. Enjoy Tuttifruitti, I am out. Peace.
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  OhioChessFan: <WoL> just use ignore. When I first saw the idiot's picture, I couldn't believe someone that old could act such the fool. I thought all along it was some 12 year old idiot. I've gotten to the point I think it's mental illness and not malfeascance or a joke.
Sep-26-16  shintaro go: Nepo's +1 is quite modest given his reputation as a top blitz player
Sep-26-16  WorstPlayerEver: Very exciting. A blitz where Anand draws 7 out of 9.
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  Sokrates: Well said, <diagonal>!
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