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Tal Memorial 2009 (Concluded)

Tal Memorial Mini-Site 2009

The Tal Memorial took place 4th-19th November 2009. Kramnik took clear first place with 6/9, half a point clear of Vassily Ivanchuk and Magnus Carlsen. Aronian beat World Champion Viswanathan Anand in the final round and Magnus Carlsen won his second game in a row.

The main event will be followed by the World Blitz Championship.

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Tal Memorial 2009 (Moscow RUS)
Thu 5th Nov 2009 - Sat 14th Nov 2009 - Official Site - Live

Tal Mem (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:100:50:15+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games

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Tal Memorial Moscow (RUS), 5-14 xi 2009 cat. XXI (2764)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2772 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 6 2888
2. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2739 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 2846
3. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2801 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 2839
4. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2786 ½ ½ ½ * 1 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 5 2804
5. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2788 ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 5 2804
6. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2758 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 2764
7. Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2739 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 4 2723
8. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2754 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 2685
9. Leko, Peter g HUN 2752 ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 3 2640
10. Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2750 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * 3 2640

Round 1 (November 5, 2009)
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 44 D94 Gruenfeld Closed
Carlsen, Magnus - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 58 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Aronian, Levon - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 37 D80 Gruenfeld 4.Bg5
Gelfand, Boris - Ponomariov, Ruslan ½-½ 29 E10 Blumenfeld Counter Gambit
Morozevich, Alexander - Leko, Peter ½-½ 39 C45 Scotch Game
Round 2 (November 6, 2009)
Kramnik, Vladimir - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 29 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Carlsen, Magnus - Morozevich, Alexander ½-½ 39 E25 Nimzo Indian Saemisch
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 32 D87 Gruenfeld Botvinnik
Svidler, Peter - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 27 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Leko, Peter - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 44 C42 Petroff's Defence
Round 3 (November 7, 2009)
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Ponomariov, Ruslan ½-½ 69 D38 QGD Ragozin
Aronian, Levon - Leko, Peter 1-0 43 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit
Anand, Viswanathan - Svidler, Peter 1-0 32 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Gelfand, Boris - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 27 D80 Gruenfeld 4.Bg5
Morozevich, Alexander - Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1 45 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Round 4 (November 8, 2009)
Kramnik, Vladimir - Svidler, Peter 1-0 37 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Carlsen, Magnus - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 32 D47 Queens Gambit Meran
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 34 D71 Gruenfeld 3.g3
Leko, Peter - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 27 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Morozevich, Alexander - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 41 A28 English Four Knights
Round 5 (November 10, 2009)
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 31 A48 King's Indian Defence /c2-c4
Aronian, Levon - Morozevich, Alexander ½-½ 31 D31 Semi-Slav Defence
Anand, Viswanathan - Leko, Peter 1-0 45 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit
Gelfand, Boris - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 81 E04 Catalan
Svidler, Peter - Ponomariov, Ruslan ½-½ 31 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 6 (November 11, 2009)
Kramnik, Vladimir - Ponomariov, Ruslan 1-0 81 D38 QGD Ragozin
Carlsen, Magnus - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 36 D39 QGD Ragozin
Gelfand, Boris - Aronian, Levon 1-0 66 D47 Queens Gambit Meran
Leko, Peter - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 41 B42 Sicilian Paulsen
Morozevich, Alexander - Ivanchuk, Vassily 0-1 49 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Round 7 (November 12, 2009)
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Gelfand, Boris 1-0 43 D11 Slav Defence
Aronian, Levon - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 23 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Anand, Viswanathan - Morozevich, Alexander ½-½ 36 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Leko, Peter ½-½ 31 E06 Catalan
Svidler, Peter - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 40 B30 Sicilian Rossolimo
Round 8 (November 13, 2009)
Kramnik, Vladimir - Leko, Peter ½-½ 36 E15 Queens Indian
Carlsen, Magnus - Ponomariov, Ruslan 1-0 31 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Aronian, Levon - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 58 E06 Catalan
Gelfand, Boris - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 28 E06 Catalan
Morozevich, Alexander - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 49 B46 Sicilian Paulsen
Round 9 (November 14, 2009)
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 29 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Anand, Viswanathan - Aronian, Levon 0-1 25 D15 Slav Defence
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Morozevich, Alexander 1-0 27 E04 Catalan
Svidler, Peter - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 30 C42 Petroff's Defence
Leko, Peter - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 59 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation

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