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Tal Memorial 2011 (Games and Results)

Tal Memorial 2011

Carlsen and Aronian in action in Round 1 they both finished on 5.5/9. Photo ©

Carlsen and Aronian in action in Round 1 they both finished on 5.5/9. Photo © | http://www.russiachess.org

The Tal Memorial took place in Moscow Wednesday 16th - Friday 25th November 2011. The exciting field commemorating the 75th birthday of Mikhail Tal starred Magnus Carlsen, Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian, Vladimir Kramnik, Vassily Ivanchuk, Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura, Peter Svidler, Boris Gelfand and Ian Nepomniachtchi. Magnus Carlsen took first on tie-break from Levon Aronian after both finished on 5.5/9. The tie-break was number of games with black with Carlsen having played 5 to Aronian's 4. Almost any other standard system would have given it to Aronian. Ian Nepomniachtchi pushed hard against Aronian in the final round and would have won if he could have won that game.

Carlsen edges out Aronian on tie-break at the Tal Memorial (9)

Magnus Carlsen beat Hikaru Nakamura to take first place in the 6th Tal Memorial in Moscow. Carlsen quickly obtained a decisive advantage with black which he realised in a lengthy technical ending. He edged out Levon Aronian who finished level with him on 5.5/9 due to the fact he had played more games with black, most other tie-breaks favoured the Armenian. Aronian had to hold off sustained pressure from Ian Nepomniachtchi who finished half a point further back alongside Vassily Ivanchuk who had his own winning chances against Sergey Karjakin who also finished on 5 points. Peter Svidler contributed as much as anyone to the event and missed chances to finish in the shake up for first. Svidler eventually beat Vladimir Kramnik on the run up to first time control after earlier losing much if not all of a big opening advantage. Gelfand-Anand was a short draw. Carlsen, Aronian, Kramnik, Anand and Nakamura move on to London for the Classic starting December 3rd.

6th Tal Memorial 2011 (9)

Magnus Carlsen won the Tal Memorial on tie-break. Photo ©

Magnus Carlsen won the Tal Memorial on tie-break. Photo © | http://www.russiachess.org

Tal Memorial 2011 (Moscow RUS)
Wed 16th Nov 2011 - Fri 25th Nov 2011 - Official Site - Live

Tal Memorial 2011 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:100:50:15+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games

Tal Memorial 2011 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 100:50:15+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games

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6th Tal Memorial 2011 Moscow (RUS), 16-25 xi 2011 cat. XXII (2776)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2826 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 2850
2. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2802 ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 2853
3. Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2763 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 5 2820
4. Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2730 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 5 2824
5. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2775 ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 5 2819
6. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2811 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 2772
7. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2755 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * 1 ½ 1 2778
8. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2800 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ 2693
9. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2744 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 2700
10. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2758 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 3 2653
Round 1 (November 16, 2011)
Aronian, Levon - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 57 E15 Queens Indian
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Svidler, Peter 1-0 61 D80 Gruenfeld 4.Bg5
Anand, Viswanathan - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 42 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Kramnik, Vladimir - Nepomniachtchi, Ian 0-1 53 A37 English Symmetrical
Nakamura, Hikaru - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 34 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Round 2 (November 17, 2011)
Aronian, Levon - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 49 D41 Semi-Tarrasch Defence
Carlsen, Magnus - Gelfand, Boris 1-0 38 D12 Slav Defence
Karjakin, Sergey - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 43 B92 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.Be2
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 76 B32 Sicilian Labourdonnais
Svidler, Peter - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 23 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Round 3 (November 18, 2011)
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Aronian, Levon 0-1 57 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Anand, Viswanathan - Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 27 D97 Gruenfeld Russian
Kramnik, Vladimir - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 41 A20 English Opening
Gelfand, Boris - Karjakin, Sergey 0-1 59 E06 Catalan
Nakamura, Hikaru - Svidler, Peter 0-1 48 D86 Gruenfeld Simagin
Round 4 (November 19, 2011)
Aronian, Levon - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 60 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Carlsen, Magnus - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 67 E12 Queens Indian Petrosian
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 85 B70 Sicilian Dragon
Svidler, Peter - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 40 A13 Reti Opening
Kramnik, Vladimir - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 57 D15 Slav Defence
Round 5 (November 20, 2011)
Karjakin, Sergey - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 26 B42 Sicilian Paulsen
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 74 D82 Gruenfeld 4.Bf4
Anand, Viswanathan - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 36 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Gelfand, Boris - Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 62 D80 Gruenfeld 4.Bg5
Nakamura, Hikaru - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 53 D31 Semi-Slav Defence
Round 6 (November 22, 2011)
Aronian, Levon - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 40 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Carlsen, Magnus - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 53 D86 Gruenfeld Simagin
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 40 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 36 D56 Queens Gambit Lasker's Defence
Kramnik, Vladimir - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 42 A15 English counter King's Fianchetto
Round 7 (November 23, 2011)
Karjakin, Sergey - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 38 C84 Ruy Lopez Centre Attack
Anand, Viswanathan - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 29 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Svidler, Peter - Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 58 A04 Dutch System
Gelfand, Boris - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 48 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Nakamura, Hikaru - Ivanchuk, Vassily 0-1 40 D83 Gruenfeld 4.Bf4
Round 8 (November 24, 2011)
Aronian, Levon - Svidler, Peter 1-0 54 D82 Gruenfeld 4.Bf4
Carlsen, Magnus - Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 40 B52 Sicilian Rossolimo
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 41 D45 Anti-Meran Variations
Anand, Viswanathan - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 33 E70 King's Indian Fianchetto
Kramnik, Vladimir - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 44 E06 Catalan
Round 9 (November 25, 2011)
Karjakin, Sergey - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 42 B46 Sicilian Paulsen
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 85 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Svidler, Peter - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 41 A13 Reti Opening
Gelfand, Boris - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 29 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Nakamura, Hikaru - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 58 E15 Queens Indian

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