|Tal Memorial (Rapid) (2018)|
Played in Moscow, Russia 2-4 March 2018. Time control: 25 min + 10 sec. Viswanathan Anand won with 6/9. Report by Peter Doggers (with photos): https://www.chess.com/news/view/ana.... Video after round 9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6z...
The event was immediately followed by Tal Memorial (Blitz) (2018).
1 Anand * 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 6
2 Mamedyarov 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 5
3 Karjakin ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 5
4 Nakamura 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 5
5 Gelfand ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 4½
6 Grischuk 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ 4½
7 Kramnik ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 * 1 1 ½ 4
8 Dubov 0 1 ½ 1 0 ½ 0 * ½ ½ 4
9 Svidler ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ 3½
10 Nepomniachtchi 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * 3½
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|Mar-04-18|| ||john barleycorn: <Marmot PFL: Did Grischuk and Gelfand finish in 3rd place or in 5th?>|
tied 2nd in the lower 90% :-)
|Mar-04-18|| ||CountryGirl: What part of 'Ex-World Champion'does Vishy not understand?! :)|
|Mar-04-18|| ||perfidious: Anand never has been given to spend much time reading his press clippings.|
|Mar-04-18|| ||HeMateMe: looks like karjakin is gearing up for a picket fence Candidates tournament, with one win (but only one lose) with eight draws.|
|Mar-04-18|| ||John Abraham: Dubov scored wins against Nakamura and Mamedyarov. perhaps he has the potential to be future world champion material someday.|
|Mar-04-18|| ||ChessHigherCat: <John Abraham: Dubov scored wins against Nakamura and Mamedyarov. perhaps he has the potential to be future world champion material someday.>|
The kid's smarter than the average russki bear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pq...
|Mar-04-18|| ||Chessinfinite: Vishy Anand proving he's still got what it takes to win with quality. One more rapid win.. Congrats!|
|Mar-05-18|| ||andrewjsacks: Very pleasing result to me.|
|Mar-05-18|| ||Caissanist: I wasn't surprised that Carlsen, the world's #1 rapid player, was absent from this event. I was surprised that #2, Leinier Dominguez, was not there either. Has Dominguez given up competitive chess?|
|Mar-05-18|| ||frogbert: <Marmot PFL: Did Grischuk and Gelfand finish in 3rd place or in 5th?>|
Nepo and Svidler shared the 5th place. Decent middle-of-the-pack event from both; 5th is ok when there are 10 strong players in the tournament.
|Mar-05-18|| ||happyjuggler0: Tal Memorial Blitz today: https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-t...|
|Mar-05-18|| ||chessgames.com: We have the blitz games here: Tal Memorial (Blitz) (2018).|
|Mar-05-18|| ||SometimesGood: <John Abraham: Dubov ... perhaps he has the potential to be future world champion material someday.> I can't see someone called Dubov as a world champion. Not yet. A very strong scientist, doctor of physics-math sciences. Maybe even a director of an institute. Yes. But WC not. I can even see him as a Nobel prize. Name matters. Dubov means more like, very solid, too solid, so dumb. Could Gelfand be a WC? Don't think so. Could Nemtsov be the leader of Russia? Nope, his name means German or mute. Putin can - his name means kind of showing the way. The way for Russia. Make sense. Stalin could. Stalin means made of steel. Sounds great in Russian. Bukharin not - means drunken. Tal, yes. Kasparov. Yes. Karpov. Yes. Fischer, yes. Mochalkin, no!|
|Mar-05-18|| ||SometimesGood: No offense for Dubov. He knows that. But the meaning of Dub as very solid can, in principle, reverse the situation. Could be a very nice metamorphose.|
|Mar-05-18|| ||ChessHigherCat: <SometimesGood:> Isn't дубов just the genitive plural of "Oak tree"? I guess I can see how that might mean "too solid" (like "dense"?) but he could choose a nickname like Stalin, whose real name was "Powderpoof", although nobody dared to reveal that secret during his lifetime, or even after his death. Hey, are those Russian secret police knocking at my door?|
|Mar-05-18|| ||jith1207: Legend says Russian police or not, <CHC> was never seen again.|
|Mar-05-18|| ||perfidious: <Who's that knocking at the door?|
Somebody ringing the bell?>
|Mar-06-18|| ||SometimesGood: <ChessHigherCat: <SometimesGood:> Isn't дубов just the genitive plural of "Oak tree"? I guess I can see how that might mean "too solid" (like "dense"?) but he could choose a nickname like Stalin, whose real name was "Powderpoof", although nobody dared to reveal that secret during his lifetime, or even after his death. Hey, are those Russian secret police knocking at my door?> 1. Dubov isn't a genitive plural for Dub. It is just a very solid, sometimes too solid to certain stupidity or more like to stubbornes. But dumb stubborness. When someone is called Dub and I am sure that was his school nickname, this is a kind of respect but at the same time stupidity/stubborness. 2. The name Stalin hasn't have that flavor of stupidity like Dubov has. 3. Nobody cares now in Russia about this, so no worry no police coming to your door. Not for now, man:). Wait till the secret weapon will be realized and then the Red Dawn will be the reality:). We all be sent to Kolyma! The place which I love!|
|Mar-06-18|| ||ChessHigherCat: <SometimesGood:
1. Dubov isn't a genitive plural for Dub.>
You mean I'm here freezing to death in the gulag for an ordinary adjective???
<2. The name Stalin hasn't have that flavor of stupidity like Dubov has.>
Maybe so, but I bet Dubov could crush him in chess (although he would let Uncle Joe win if he knew what was good for him).
<3. Nobody cares now in Russia about this, so no worry no police coming to your door.>
Please explain that to the FSB. I don't know how much longer I can go on trying to dig latrine ditches in the frozen tundra and eating rotten potato peels (at least send them a better recipe)
|Mar-06-18|| ||nok: <Dub as very solid can, in principle, reverse the situation.>|
He's your pick?
|Mar-07-18|| ||SometimesGood: <ChessHigherCat: I don't know how much longer I can go on trying to dig latrine ditches in the frozen tundra and eating rotten potato peels (at least send them a better recipe)> Don't worry, we will go there together:). Either as inmates, or me as your convoy:). In the latter case I will give you a better menu, so that we can play chess there, ha-ha! Otherwise if we will be inmates we will end up eating each other.|
|Mar-07-18|| ||SometimesGood: And don't worry. Russians respect chess players. But no trash talk. For that they will put you down in prison! Put down, do you know what that means? Russian culture cannot allow such disrespect as trash talk during chess games you can see in America's parks.|
|Mar-07-18|| ||JustAnotherMaster: MC has stolen the H-Bombs soul, he will never win any tournament again, well maybe the Tri-Cities Open...maybe.|
|Apr-30-18|| ||posoo: HOW IN BLAZOS is there page for DIS and da rapidos and BLITS but not a TAL MMOMORIAL TORNAMNET?|
|Jun-24-18|| ||jith1207: <POSso> you spelled Tal right? May be that's why you put that in ALL CAPS?|
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