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10th Tal Memorial Moscow 2016 (Games and Results)

10th Tal Memorial Moscow 2016

The 10th Mikhail Tal Memorial returns taking place 26th September to 6th October 2016. Players: Kramnik, Tomashevsky, Nepomniachtchi, Anand, Aronian, Gelfand, Li Chao, Mamedyarov, Giri and Svidler.

Opening ceremony 6pm local time and blitz 7pm, 5pm UK time Sun 25th September. Round 1 15:00 local time, 13:00 UK time.

Ian Nepomniachtchi wins the 10th Tal Memorial (9)

After a tense final round Ian Nepomniachtchi emerged as the winner of the 10th Tal Memorial half a point clear of Anish Giri. At one stage, on the run up to first time control. it was by no means clear that Nepomniachtchi would even be in a tie-break for the title but he held a draw vs Gelfand and Giri misplayed a big advantage and also drew.

Nepomniachtchi was under severe pressure in his game against Boris Gelfand but most likely 36.f5 and 37.Ne5 were not the best. After this Nepomniachtchi held the draw reasonably comfortably.

Anish Giri played very enterprising chess and built up a winning advantage against Li Chao at first time control but his 41.Ne3 was careless and allowed Li to get back into the game and hold, Instead 41.Ne1 or even 41.Kf4 were much better. Giri quickly realised his error but it was too late. If he had won there would have been a blitz tie-break with Nepomniachtchi for the title.

The only decisive game of the day saw Shakhriyar Mamedyarov beat Vladimir Kramnik. Kramnik had equalised but in trying to press for more he overpressed and Mamedyarov finished the game with some very accurate play on the run up to first time control.

Viswanthan Anand and Levon Aronian drew in a Giuoco Pianissimo. Evgeny Tomashevsky eventually got a small edge in the London System vs the King's Indian against Peter Svidler but it was never enough to turn into something more substantial.

Final Round 9 standings: Nepomniachtchi 6pts, Giri 5.5pts, Aronian, Anand 5pts, Svidler, Li, Kramnik, Mamedyarov 4.5pts, Tomashevsky 3.5pts, Gelfand 2pts.

10th Tal Memorial 2016 (9)

10th Mikhail Tal Memorial 2016 (Moscow RUS)
Sun 25th Sep 2016 - Thu 6th Oct 2016 - Official Site - Live

10th Tal Mem 2016 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:100:50:15+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games

Tal Memorial Blitz 2016 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:3m+2spm) - Games in PGN: Games Blitz

10th Tal Mem 2016 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 100:50:15+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games

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10th Tal Mem 2016 Moscow (RUS), 25 ix-6 x 2016 cat. XXI (2760)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2740 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 6 2887
2. Giri, Anish g NED 2755 ½ * 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 2840
3. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2795 ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 5 2799
4. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2776 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 1 5 2801
5. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2745 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 2761
6. Li, Chao b g CHN 2746 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½ 1 2761
7. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2808 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ * 0 ½ 1 2754
8. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2761 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 * ½ 1 2759
9. Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2731 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 2683
10. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2743 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ * 2 2541
Round 1 (September 26, 2016)
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Tomashevsky, Evgeny 1-0 23 C45 Scotch Game
Giri, Anish - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 52 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Aronian, Levon - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 36 A35 English Symmetrical
Svidler, Peter - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 66 A30 English Symmetrical
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Li, Chao b ½-½ 41 D73 Gruenfeld 3.g3
Round 2 (September 27, 2016)
Anand, Viswanathan - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1-0 54 C92 Ruy Lopez Chigorin
Svidler, Peter - Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 22 D80 Gruenfeld 4.Bg5
Kramnik, Vladimir - Li, Chao b ½-½ 60 C42 Petroff's Defence
Tomashevsky, Evgeny - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 23 D56 Queens Gambit Lasker's Defence
Gelfand, Boris - Giri, Anish 0-1 36 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Round 3 (September 29, 2016)
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 47 A30 English Symmetrical
Giri, Anish - Tomashevsky, Evgeny 1-0 82 A46 Queen's Pawn Opening
Aronian, Levon - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 41 D70 Gruenfeld Defence
Li, Chao b - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 31 E21 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Gelfand, Boris 1-0 28 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit
Round 4 (September 30, 2016)
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 43 C55 Two Knights Defence
Svidler, Peter - Giri, Anish 0-1 59 A37 English Symmetrical
Kramnik, Vladimir - Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 51 C50 Giuoco Piano
Tomashevsky, Evgeny - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 83 D12 Slav Defence
Gelfand, Boris - Li, Chao b 0-1 59 D97 Gruenfeld Russian
Round 5 (October 1, 2016)
Giri, Anish - Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 67 D97 Gruenfeld Russian
Aronian, Levon - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 83 A30 English Symmetrical
Anand, Viswanathan - Gelfand, Boris 1-0 58 B31 Sicilian Rossolimo
Li, Chao b - Tomashevsky, Evgeny ½-½ 41 E21 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 50 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Round 6 (October 2, 2016)
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1-0 54 C50 Giuoco Piano
Aronian, Levon - Giri, Anish 1-0 34 A20 English Opening
Svidler, Peter - Li, Chao b 1-0 42 A09 Reti Opening
Kramnik, Vladimir - Gelfand, Boris 1-0 54 B96 Sicilian Najdorf
Tomashevsky, Evgeny - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 49 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Round 7 (October 4, 2016)
Giri, Anish - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 43 D55 Queens Gambit Old Lasker Variation
Anand, Viswanathan - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 44 C88 Ruy Lopez Closed
Li, Chao b - Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 50 D90 Gruenfeld Flohr
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 40 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Gelfand, Boris - Tomashevsky, Evgeny ½-½ 26 E00 Catalan
Round 8 (October 5, 2016)
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 29 A21 English Opening
Giri, Anish - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 40 C50 Giuoco Piano
Aronian, Levon - Li, Chao b ½-½ 60 D02 Queen's Pawn Game
Svidler, Peter - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 29 B31 Sicilian Rossolimo
Kramnik, Vladimir - Tomashevsky, Evgeny ½-½ 108 A07 Barcza System
Round 9 (October 6, 2016)
Anand, Viswanathan - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 40 C53 Giuoco Piano
Li, Chao b - Giri, Anish ½-½ 46 E21 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 42 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Tomashevsky, Evgeny - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 54 A48 King's Indian Defence /c2-c4
Gelfand, Boris - Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 48 A32 English Symmetrical

Tal Memorial Blitz 2016 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 3m+2spm) - Games in PGN: Games Blitz

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Tal Memorial Blitz 2016 Moscow (RUS), 25 ix-6 x 2016 cat. XXI (2760)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2761 * 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 3032
2. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2795 0 * ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 2836
3. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2745 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 1 5 2804
4. Giri, Anish g NED 2755 ½ 1 ½ * 0 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 5 2803
5. Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2740 0 0 ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 5 2805
6. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2808 0 ½ 0 1 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 2754
7. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2776 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * 0 ½ ½ 2678
8. Li, Chao b g CHN 2746 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 * 0 0 3 2636
9. Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2731 0 0 1 0 0 ½ ½ 1 * 0 3 2638
10. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2743 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 1 * 3 2636
Round 1 (September 25, 2016)
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 32 D90 Gruenfeld Flohr
Aronian, Levon - Nepomniachtchi, Ian 1-0 48 A34 English Symmetrical
Giri, Anish - Li, Chao b ½-½ 132 B53 Sicilian Hungarian
Kramnik, Vladimir - Tomashevsky, Evgeny ½-½ 45 D03 Queen's Pawn Game
Anand, Viswanathan - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 41 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Round 2 (September 25, 2016)
Svidler, Peter - Giri, Anish ½-½ 42 B50 Sicilian Defence
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 63 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Kramnik, Vladimir - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 33 A46 Queen's Pawn Opening
Tomashevsky, Evgeny - Li, Chao b 1-0 40 A09 Reti Opening
Gelfand, Boris - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 0-1 31 A22 English Opening
Round 3 (September 25, 2016)
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Nepomniachtchi, Ian 1-0 31 D90 Gruenfeld Flohr
Aronian, Levon - Tomashevsky, Evgeny 1-0 66 C50 Giuoco Piano
Giri, Anish - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 43 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Anand, Viswanathan - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 31 C50 Giuoco Piano
Li, Chao b - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 39 A41 Modern Defence
Round 4 (September 25, 2016)
Aronian, Levon - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 49 A14 Reti Opening
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Giri, Anish 1-0 33 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Kramnik, Vladimir - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 0-1 46 D03 Queen's Pawn Game
Tomashevsky, Evgeny - Svidler, Peter 1-0 40 A09 Reti Opening
Gelfand, Boris - Li, Chao b 1-0 43 A10 Dutch, QI and KID Systems
Round 5 (September 25, 2016)
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Aronian, Levon 1-0 61 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Svidler, Peter - Gelfand, Boris 1-0 49 A07 Barcza System
Giri, Anish - Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1 77 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Anand, Viswanathan - Tomashevsky, Evgeny ½-½ 42 C84 Ruy Lopez Centre Attack
Li, Chao b - Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 33 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Round 6 (September 25, 2016)
Aronian, Levon - Giri, Anish 0-1 79 D14 Slav Exchange
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 28 C45 Scotch Game
Kramnik, Vladimir - Li, Chao b ½-½ 57 D03 Queen's Pawn Game
Anand, Viswanathan - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 37 C80 Ruy Lopez Open
Tomashevsky, Evgeny - Gelfand, Boris 0-1 34 A09 Reti Opening
Round 7 (September 25, 2016)
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Tomashevsky, Evgeny 1-0 30 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Svidler, Peter - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 40 D78 Gruenfeld 3.g3
Giri, Anish - Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 46 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Li, Chao b - Aronian, Levon 0-1 24 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Gelfand, Boris - Nepomniachtchi, Ian 0-1 81 A48 King's Indian Defence /c2-c4
Round 8 (September 25, 2016)
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Giri, Anish ½-½ 66 D90 Gruenfeld Flohr
Aronian, Levon - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 33 D02 Queen's Pawn Game
Kramnik, Vladimir - Gelfand, Boris 1-0 33 D03 Queen's Pawn Game
Anand, Viswanathan - Li, Chao b 0-1 34 A07 Barcza System
Tomashevsky, Evgeny - Nepomniachtchi, Ian 0-1 47 A32 English Symmetrical
Round 9 (September 25, 2016)
Svidler, Peter - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 25 C01 French Exchange
Giri, Anish - Tomashevsky, Evgeny 1-0 63 C50 Giuoco Piano
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 17 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Li, Chao b - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 0-1 59 A05 Various
Gelfand, Boris - Aronian, Levon 0-1 67 A14 Reti Opening

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