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Tal Memorial 2011

Post by ciccio on Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:58 pm

round 01
Anand, Viswanathan 2811 vs Karjakin, Sergey 2763

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 d5 7. Nf3 dxc4 8. Qxc4 b6 9. Bg5 Ba6 10. Qa4 h6 11. Bh4 c5 12. dxc5 bxc5 13. Rd1 Qb6 14. Bxf6 gxf6 15. e3 Bxf1 16. Kxf1 Nc6 17. Rb1 Rab8 18. Ke2 Qb5+ 19. Qxb5 Rxb5 20. Kd3 Rfb8 21. Kc2 Na5 22. Nd2 Kf8 23. b3 Ke7 24. Kc3 Kd7 25. Rb2 Kc6 26. Rhb1 Rd8 27. b4 cxb4+ 28. axb4 Nb7 29. Nc4 Nd6 30. Ra1 Ne4+ 31. Kc2 Nxf2 32. Rb3 Rg8 33. Ra6+ Kc7 34. Rxa7+ Rb7 35. Rxb7+ Kxb7 36. g3 Ng4 37. Rd3 Rg5 38. h4 Rg7 39. Rd7+ Kc6 40. Ra7 Ne5 41. Nxe5+ fxe5 42. Kd3 ½-½

Aronian, Levon 2802 vs Carlsen, Magnus 2826
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. Qa4 we have a very popular line of Queen Indian defense. 5th Qa4 is often played, anyhow 5.b3 still remain the main move for many years. Big expert in the current line is Peter Leko, who showed us very many interesting games with deep analyses
5... Be7 6. Bg2 c6 here comes the first little surprise: 5...Be7!? with 6...c6, a quite a rare line, main would be 5...c5 or 5...Bb7
7. Nc3 O-O the main idea of Black now is to play a pawn sacrifize by for ex: 8.O-O b5!? Then 9.cxb5 cxb5 10.Nxb5 Qb6 11.Nc3 Nc6 and all black pieces are developed. A very typical "game" for Carlsen who likes a lot to play with initiative. The current theory is saying, that it might be not a bad idea now to play 8.Ne5-protecting from the b5 move, Black could answer with 8...Qe8
8. O-O d5 9. Ne5 9...Qe8 seems to be now the main theoretical move
9... Qe8 10. b3 10.b3!N here comes the novelty! Probably yet another great material for the next issue of Chess Evolution. 10.Qb3 has been played until now, which gave Black a possibility of 10...Nfd7 with not clear situation. And we can see one more time how deep is actually the preparation of the Armenian players, a novelty in a sideline-which been very very difficult to aspect. What to do now for Black? Black have to take some actions, in case White manage to develop for ex: Bf4, Rfc1 Whites position will be clearly better. 10...b5 should be the first intention, after 11.Qa5 seems to be only Whites move
10... b5 now 11...bxc4 12.bxc4 and maybe Qd8 or 12...Nfd7, both moves seems to give Black a normal play from the first look. but probably Aronian did a bit analyses in this line... What else to do? 10...Bb7 ( with the idea to play c5) 11.Ba3 looks clearly better for White... 10...Nfd7 doesn't seem to work because of 11.Nxc6 Nxc6 12.Qxc6 Rc8 13.Qa4 and the bishop on a6 is hanging. So as mentioned Qa5 should be next.
11. Qa5 I think Black needs to take now first 11...bxc4 before playing Qd8. At immediate 11...Qd8 could follow 12.Qxd8 Rxd8 13.cxb5! cxb5 and 14.a4! and White are having clearly a better endgame
11... Bd8 11...Bd8 very quickly played...could it be that also Carlsen had this position in his analyses...this move is looking a bit strange to me. What to do after 12.Qa3 Be7 13.c5 and it seems that White should be better
12. Qa3 Be7 13. c5 seems like maybe I have lack of understand in chess:). In my opinion such structures are always a bit better for White - of course Black are doing very safe, but White has much more space... maybe today Carlsen will give us all a lesson why it is not like that!
13... Bb7 Black's perfect plan would be now: to play a5,b4, ba6, Nfd7 after which probably position would be around equal. White has a lot of moves to stop Black for it...for ex: 14.Qb2 a5 15. a3!?, and next moves of White could be Bd2, f4 ( with idea f5) Black will need to play g6 and maybe Kh1 with a preparation for the attack on the Black king....... as more I look at the position, as more it seems everything not as clear as I though first... Black can be very fast with Nbd7 ( maybe Nfd7) and it is not so clear if Black can maybe even play 14.Qb2 b4!?
14. Qb2 14.Qb2 most logical, but maybe not the most accurate. Can Black play now the quick 14...Nfd7 with the idea to play on 15.Nd3 e5!? or 15...Bf6 16.Bf4 Bxd6 17.Bd6 and it seems White will be exchange up, but probably Black will have a good play for it. So what to do now at 14...Nfd7!? if 15.Nd3 is not working, White got only 2 other options: 15.Nxd7 Nxd7 16.f4 ( Black wanted to play e5) but the position is not looking better for White or 15.f4 Nxe5 16.fxe5 Nd7 followed by f6 move and Black should be at least fine too
14... a5 Carlsen is missing this great opportunity 14...Nfd7 and playing th standard 14...a5. in a rapid game and maybe in a normal game I would have played myself almost instantly 14...a5 - most logical, but at home, sitting in a nice chair and having my engine running, I am becoming very smart with my proposals Smile
15. Nd3 of course Aronian is not giving a second chance for Nfd7 and is playing 15.Nd3. The funny thing is, that it might be, that 15...Nfd7 is anyway the best way to play for Black... after 15...Nbd7 the Blacks night on f6 will have a terrible position, and it would be more easy for White to develop a dangerous attack by playing f4 ( provoking g6) then g4 and f5. Here we can clearly see the bad position of the knight f6, on Whites move f4 Black got no protection move f5
15... b4 16. Na4 Nbd7 In my opinion Blacks play during last moves was not great at all, the idea with playing b4, Nbd7 seems to bring Black into a worse position
17. a3 Aronian is absolutely correct 17.a3 is putting already Black into troubles after 17...bxa3 18.Rxa3 followed by Bd2, Rfa1 and the a pawn will fall, 17...Ba6 18.axb4 Bxd3 19.exd3 axb4 20.Bd2 is looking clearly better for White as well.
17... Ba6 18. Rd1 18.Rd1-also a good move. Maybe Aronian is thinking that there is no reason to double the pawns on the d line, but I think 18.axb4 would have brought White as well a solid and stable advantage. I think Black has to use the chance of the moment 18...Bxd3 19.Rxd3 ( probably 19.exd3 is still good here but it is impossible to make it after 18.Rd1) 19...e5!? 20.dxe5 Ng4 - probably White is still doing better but Black at least go out of this super passive structure
18... Bxd3 19. Rxd3 Ne4 why not 19...e5!? I think it was the better choice. A bit strange play by Carlsen, maybe he still needs some time to "warm up". Normally moves like 19...e5 he would have played instantly. Ed. note: interviews with GM Naiditsch at the ETCC after winning the gold medal at this link
20. f3 no wonder that Aronian took his time before playing 20.f3, White had a lot of interesting oportunities, but defenetly 20.f3 is the main! Black got nothing better than to play 20...Nef6 and after 21.Bd2 ( maybe even making sence to play first Rd1 and then Bd2-white rooks would be connected) White be clearly maybe even "a lot " better
20... Nef6 21. Rd1 Aronian is taking his time, Rd1! no reason to hurry. I think Aronian's idea in general is to play 21...e5 22.e3! avoiding any complications in the center... In case Black does not manage to find anything, White will be much better after easy moves like Bd2, then axb4 axb4, Qc2 and Nb2-d3
21... e5 finally we see the move 21...e5, better late then never...Iit is always very amazing to see, that even if Carlsen is not in a good shape, and doing few inaccurate moves, he is always managing to consolidate his powers in the critical moments. Not many players can do this, normally many are playing clearly under their level in case they start a game badly... a bit strange that Aronian is taking a thought, I believed his idea would be always to play e3 on Black's e5. On 22.exe5 Nxe5 Black should be fine
22. e3 finally we see the move 22.e3, a bit hard to understand what else Aronian wanted to do and what was he thinking about? Black plan could be now : 22...Bd8-c7 and then h5-h4 trying to create something on the king-side. It is clear, that Black are not able to keep the position by doing quite moves, Bd2 and the maneuverer of the night to d3 will clearly lead to a simple loose of black pawn on b4
22... bxa3 in todays game it seems to guess 2 moves in a roll is impossible Smile. 22...bxa3 has a clear idea, Magnus wants to play Bd8-c7 and having his pawn on a5 protected. But is it really such a good idea? White could switch to for ex: 23.Rya3 Bd8 24.Qf2!? and Nb2-d3 will follow. Rook on a3 is standing perfect, protecting the pawn b3 just in case, and White would want to play Bd2, Rfa1 and maybe just to take on a5 or to play b4...to me the move 22...bxa3 seems to be a very dangerous strategic decision
23. Qc2 Bd8 24. Bxa3 hard to understand, why Aronian likes his bishop on a3 more than on d2...
24... Rb8 25. Re1 Qe6 Black are preventing with this move the development of the White bishop to h3, also the idea of Black could be to play h5, and in a good moment e4-trying to cover the white squares. What to do now for White-is a big question. To prepare a break through with e4!? probably not. The bishop on a3 is horrible.
26. Nb2 Black actually has only one weakness, and this is the pawn a5, but it seems like White doesn't want to make use out of it- I am not really sure why!
26... Re8 27. Nd3 finally White are deciding to bring the knight to d3, but now it is not the same! On Nd3 Black will always got the very unpleasant move-e4! In this game we can see, how White is letting its advantage move by move out of their hands and Black are taking over. I would not wonder if Carlsen manages to win the game today and it will still be a big question to me, why did Aronian not take with his rook on a3 and put the bishop on d2-this was looking much more natural and probably was the right way
27... Bc7 same move by Magnus, 27...Bc7. 27...e4 was also possible and deserved at least attention, White would have been forced to play 28.Nf2 ( I think after 28.Nf4 Qe7 Blacks position is very fine) 28...exf3 29.Bxf3 Ne4! and I cant imagine that Whites position should be better here
28. Bb2 e4 29. Nf2 Now probably Magnus will take on f3 and put knight to e4 to stop some potential e3-e4. Looks that black is slowly taking the initiative. 29...exf3 30. Bxf3 Ne4 31. Nxe4 dxe4 with next Nf6-Nd5-h5-h4
29... exf3 30. Bxf3 Ne4 31. Nxe4 dxe4 32. Bd1 the only one plan for white is trying to makes pressure on a5 pawn. As they follow the variation given above Nf6-Nd5-h5-h4 is expected from black. Now black should put knight on d5 and start attack white king by h5-h4 or f5-g5-f4, in this time white normally should try make pressure on a5 pawn but anyway I like the black's position better. Black pieces are good placed to create pressure against white king and white bishops are not so strong
32... Nf6 33. Bc3 seems that will be not easy to defend a5 pawn, but black will have compensation anyway with strong knight on d5 and potentially weak white king
33... Nd5 34. Bxa5 The game can finish after : 34. Bxa5 Ra8 35. Qd2 Qg6 36. Bc2 Bxg3 37. hxg3 Rxa5 and Qxg3 next with perpetual check
34... Ra8 35. Qd2 Qg6 If now 36. Kg2 then 36...Bxa5 37. Rxa5 Rxa5 38. Qxa5 Qg5 39. Qd2 Rb8 and black has compensation thanks better pieces but general not easy to improve the position for both sides. The Queen on g6 is good placed because prepares h5-h4 and also some tricks with Bxg3. After 36. Bc2 if black doesn't want to make a draw after Bxg3 and try 36...Bxa5 37. Rxa5 Rxa5 38. Qxa5 h4 39. b4! h4 40. Bb3 hxg3 41. Bxd5 gh2 42. Kh1. cxd5 and two passed white pawns can be dangerous and black pawn on h2 only helps defend white king!
36. Kh1 Aronian offered Carlsen to play other forced drawish line after 36... Qh6 37. Kg1 Rxa5 38. Rxa5 Bxa5 39. Qxa5 Nxe3 40. Qd2 Nf5 41. Qxh6 gxh6 42. Bc2 Nxd4 43. Rxe4 Rxe4 44. Bxe4 Nxb3 45.Bxc6 Nxc5 =
36... Qh6 37. b4 Aronian fights on and give back the pawn for activate the bishop from d1 Bxg3
37... Bxg3 now after Re2 position will be unclear,main task of white will be some how break black solid knight on d5 and activate pawns, black will have counterplay against e3 pawn. Now is the choice between tempo move Rg1 or Re2 where rook is better placed because protect pawn on e3
38. Rg1 Now black has to play logical 38... Bh4 with next Bg5 (pressure against pawn on e3) 38...Bc7 is much worse because after 39. Bb3 black can lose control on d5 square.
38... Bh4 39. Bb3 Aronian sacrifices another pawn, the idea of his is activate pawns, seems too optimistic.
39... Bg5 seems that 39...Bg5 is mistake, Carlsen should take the pawn now after 40. Bxd5 Bxe3 41. Bxf7 Kxf7 42. Qa2 Qe6 43. Rgf1 Kf8 44. Qxe6 Rxe6 white will have advantage because will be not easy for black to stop some b5 or d5 break and activate white pawns.
40. Bxd5 Bxe3 41.Bxf7 Kxf7 42. Qa2 Qe6 43. Rgf1 very important move as black king has to go back and will not help stop white pawns, ...Kg8 44. Qxe6 (in case 43...Ke7 white not exchange the queens of course) Rxe6 45. Rad1 white prepares d5, while 45...Bh6 white idea looking for counterplay after e3-e2
41. Bxf7+ Kxf7 42. Qa2+ Qe6 43. Rgf1+ Kg8 44. Qxe6+ Rxe6 45. Rad1 Now the main idea for black is to play very active for example g5-Bf4-e3 or Bh6-e3, White will get two passed pawns after d5, but also will be not easy to advance them.
45... Bg5 Carlsen put the bishop on diagonal h4-d8 to have always useful Bh4 move (control e1 square)
46. d5 cxd5 47. Rxd5 47...,Bh4 48 Rd4 (stops e3 ) and now interesting 48...h5 with nice trap 49. Rc4 (idea c6) than 49...,e3! 50. Rxh4 e2 51. Re1 Rf8 (and white has not Rg4) 52. Kg2 Rg6 -+
47... Bf6 48.Re1 e3 49.Rd6 Re4 (49..Rae8? 50. Rxe6 Rxe6 51. b5 and bishop on a5 start play) 50. c6 Bc3 51. Re2 Bxb4 52. Bxb4 Rxb4 53. c7 Re4 54. Ra2 Rc8 55. Rd8 Re8 56. Rxe8 Rxe8 57. Rb2 e2 58. Rxe2 Rc8 59. Re7 h5 with plan Kh7-Kg6-Kf6-g5 =
48. Rd6 Now natural looks Kf7 with idea activate the king which will help to stop white pawns
48... Rxd6 49. cxd6 Bd8 Now after Bc7 Aronian is wining, after a forced line white will get position with bishop and pawn against two pawns but the corner on h8 is correct for white.
50. Rf5 He missed the important Bc7 as after that 50...e3 51.b5 Bh4 52. d7 e2 53. Rg1 e1 54. Rxe1 Bxe1 55. d8 Rxd8 56. Bxd8 and black must give the bishop for b pawn and the position will be wining for white because h8 corner is the same color like white bishop. Now in this case 50. ... Bxa5 51. bxa5 Rd8 52. Rd5 Kf7 53. a6 Ke6 54. Rd4 Kd7 55. Rxe4 Ra8 will produce a draw.
50... Bxa5 51. bxa5 Rd8 The key of Aronian's mistake was probably 52. Rd5 Kf7 53. d7 Ke6 and maybe Aronian missed that black can simply take on d7
52. Rd5 Kf7 53. a6 Ke6 54. Rd4 Kd7 55. Rb4 e3 56. Kg2 The pawns a6 and d6 will probably be exchanged for the e pawn and black king will have enough time to go back to king side.
56... Rf8 57. a7 The game ends in a draw. Interesting opening phase turned the battle into a psychological fight that prompted both players to have inaccuracies. In the end a game that could have gone in any direction ends in a draw. Thank you for following with me GM Arkadij Naiditsch and the Chess Evolution team, see you tomorrow for more live commentary on Chessdom / Chessbomb live games platform.
57... e2 The game ends in a draw. Interesting opening phase turned the battle into a psychological fight that prompted both players to have inaccuracies. In the end a game that could have gone in any direction ends in a draw. ½-½

Ivanchuk, Vassily vs 2775 Svidler, Peter 2755
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. e3 Bg7 5. Qb3 e6 6. Qa3 a5 7. Nf3 Nc6 8. Bd2 Nb4 9. Qa4+ Bd7 10. Qb3 dxc4 11. Bxc4 Bc6 12. a3 Nbd5 13. Ne5 O-O 14. Nxc6 bxc6 15. Qc2 Qe7 16. O-O c5 17. Ne2 cxd4 18. Nxd4 c5 19. Nb5 Rfc8 20. Rfd1 Ng4 21. h3 Ne5 22. Be2 c4 23. Rac1 h5 24. Nc3 Nb6 25. Ne4 Nd5 26. Nc3 Nb6 27. Ne4 Nd5 28. Be1 Rab8 29. Kh1 Nd7 30. Rb1 Nc5 31. Bxc4 Nb6 32. Bb5 Nd5 33. a4 Na6 34. Qe2 Nab4 35. Rbc1 Rc7 36. Nc3 Rbc8 37. Nxd5 exd5 38. Rxc7 Rxc7 39. b3 Bc3 40. Rc1 Qf6 41. Qf3 Qe5 42. Qg3 Qxg3 43. fxg3 Be5 44. Rxc7 Bxc7 45. Kg1 Nc2 46. Bd2 Bb6 47. Kf2 d4 48. e4 d3+ 49. Kf1 Ne3+ 50. Ke1 Nxg2+ 51. Kd1 h4 52. gxh4 Nxh4 53. b4 axb4 54. Bxb4 Nf3 55. a5 Bd4 56. Be7 f5 57. exf5 gxf5 58. Bd8 Kf7 59. Bb6 Ke6 60. Bxd4 Nxd4 61. Bxd3 1-0

Kramnik, Vladimir vs 2800 Nepomniachtchi, Ian 2730
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. a3 d6 7. O-O Nge7 8. b4 e4 9. Ne1 f5 10. Bb2 O-O 11. d3 Be6 12. dxe4 fxe4 13. Bxe4 Bxc4 14. Nc2 d5 15. Bg2 d4 16. Ne4 Bxe2 17. Qxe2 d3 18. Qg4 Bxb2 19. Rad1 Qc8 20. Qxc8 Raxc8 21. Rxd3 cxb4 22. axb4 Rcd8 23. Rxd8 Rxd8 24. Rb1 Bg7 25. h4 b5 26. Bf1 a6 27. Nc5 Rd2 28. Ne3 Bd4 29. Ne4 Rb2 30. Rxb2 Bxb2 31. Nc2 Nd5 32. Nc5 Ndxb4 33. Nxb4 Nxb4 34. Nd3 Nxd3 35. Bxd3 Kf7 36. f4 Ke6 37. Kf2 Kd5 38. Ke2 Kc5 39. Kd2 a5 40. f5 a4 41. Bc2 a3 42. Bb1 gxf5 43. Kc2 Kb4 44. Ba2 Be5 45. Be6 a2 46. Bxa2 Bxg3 47. h5 h6 48. Kd3 Ka3 49. Bd5 b4 50. Kc2 Be5 51. Bb3 f4 52. Bd5 Bf6 53. Kb1 b3 0-1

Nakamura, Hikaru vs 2758 Gelfand, Boris 2744
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. c5 Nh5 8. Be2 Nxf4 9. exf4 c6 10. O-O b6 11. b4 a5 12. a3 Qc7 13. g3 Ba6 14. Re1 Bf6 15. Ne5 Bxe5 16. fxe5 Qb7 17. Bxa6 Rxa6 18. Qe2 axb4 19. axb4 Rfa8 20. Rab1 Ra3 21. Rec1 bxc5 22. bxc5 Qa7 23. Kg2 h6 24. h4 Rb8 25. Rxb8+ Qxb8 26. Rb1 Qa7 27. Qc2 Qa6 28. Ne2 Ra2 29. Rb2 Ra1 30. h5 Qa5 31. Qd2 Qa6 32. Qc2 Qa5 33. Qd2 Qa6 34. Qc2 ½-½


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Re: Tal Memorial 2011

Post by ciccio on Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:41 pm

day 2:

Aronian, Levon vs Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c5 5. cxd5 cxd4 6. Qxd4 exd5 7. e3 Nc6 8. Qd3 Bc5 9. Be2 d4 10. exd4 Nxd4 11. O-O O-O 12. Nxd4 Qxd4 13. Qg3 Ne4 14. Nxe4 Qxe4 15. Bf3 Qb4 16. Bf4 Be6 17. a3 Qb3 18. Rac1 Bd4 19. Rc7 Qxb2 20. Rxb7 Qxa3 21. Bd6 Qa5 22. Bb4 Qf5 23. Bxf8 Rxf8 24. Rd1 Bb6 25. Rb8 g6 26. Rxf8+ Kxf8 27. Qd6+ Kg8 28. Qd2 h5 29. Qc3 Kh7 30. h3 Qf4 31. Re1 Bxh3 32. Re4 Qd6 33. Qe5 Qxe5 34. Rxe5 Be6 35. Bd5 Bd4 36. Bxe6 Bxe5 37. Bxf7 h4 38. Kf1 Kg7 39. Be8 g5 40. Ke2 Kf6 41. Ke3 g4 42. Bd7 Kg5 43. Ke2 Kf4 44. Kf1 a5 45. Ke2 Bd4 46. Kf1 Bc5 47. Ke2 Bd4 48. Kf1 Bc5 49. Ke2 Bd4 ½-½




Carlsen, Magnus vs Gelfand, Boris 1-0
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Expected opening by Carlsen with 1.d4 and even more expected reply from Gelfand, he is playing the usual Slav. Carlsen is choosing a silent line which he prefers to play in a lot of games 4.e3
4... Bf5 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nh4 Bg6 Gelfand is choosing the super safe 6...Bg6. As we maybe remember, Vallejo has chosen the 6...Bg4 7.f3 Bh5 8.Qb3 Qb6 9.g4 Bg6...and got slightly worse endgame against Magnus
7. Nxg6 hxg6 8. Bd3 Nbd7 in Carlsen game we are still in the theory of a little "boring" line. White is trying to achieve a minimal advantage using in the future the power of the bishop pair, Black is trying to exchange all pawns in the center by playing dxc4 and pushing c5 or e5. Seems like it is going to be a long positional game
9. O-O Bd6 10. h3 dxc4 11. Bxc4 Nb6 game could continue now 12.Be2 e5 13.a4 ed 14.Qd4 Qe7 and in my opinion if White got an advantage then a minimal one... Lately by commenting games on Chessdom I got an impression, that Carlsen likes a lot to put his bishop on b3 instead of usual position of the bishop on d3 or e2 for such structures... let's see if also today he will continue with his preferable place and will play 12.Bb3
12. Bb3 yes, never change the winning move Smile Carlsen puts the bishop to his favorite square, 12.Bb3. Can maybe Black make use out of it and play 12...g5!?, threat is g4, in case of 13.e3 Bf4 and it looks like a very complicated position to me
12... e5 a bit pity that Boris is deciding to play the "usual" ideas 12...e5, would be a very interesting game after 12...g5!?, now actually maybe it is really making sense that the bishop is on b3 and not on e2, the field d5 is under control and at some lines pawns f7-g6 could get week, I think Carlsen managed to trick a little the World Champion Candidate Boris Gelfand.
13. Qc2 I felt something would be wrong with the pawns f7-g6 and here we see: 13.Qc2! White is not giving Black possibility to castle short ( castle long is not an option), next moves of White are simple: Rd1, maybe dxe5 with e4-f4 coming next
13... Qe7 14. Bd2 after a very long thinking Boris is playing 13...Qe7 and Carlsen replying instantly 14.Bd2... now at 14....e4 15.f3! looks nice. 14...O-O-O looks super dangerous and should be always a bad move. 14...O-O is not possible because of 15.Qxg6, not easy to play black here. Meanwhile White's move can be super easy, like Rae1, or dxe5 followed by f4,e4, also a4 could be very useful move in the future. In my opinion Gelfand is already now facing serious problems.
14... O-O-O the game is getting exiting and I think will have a quick end, 14...O-O-O a clear sign of desperation. In my opinion 15.a4 is looking very strong now. Black would be almost forced to play 15...Kb8 16.a5 Nbd5 17.a6 and I cannot imagine that this position could be fine for Black. Maybe also an idea is to play now 15.Nb5 Bb8 ( Black needs to keep the bishop alive) and maybe now a4, so black king could not escape from the horrible position on c8 where he is under frequent attack.
15. d5 a very logical move but it seems to be a tactical mistake! 15...e4! now is leading to a maybe already better play for Black!! Amazing how quick things change on the chess board. It is very strange to understand this 15.d5 by Carlsen, of course he sees 15...e4 and of course 16.dxc6 Qe5 17.cxb7 Kb8 is also easy to calculate...where does he want to avoid and where he sees the advantage?
15... e4 16. dxc6 Qe5 17. f4 exf3 18. Rxf3 The position is super sharp, but clearly Black is doing fine. I think if Black manages to find now the 18...Ng4 he will be clear favorite to win the game. Also 18...Kb8 a nice prophylactic move cant be a bad move either
18... Ng4 Boris is a beast! he found 18...Ng4!!
19. cxb7+ Kb8 20. hxg4 Rh1+ 21. Kf2 Rxa1 22. Ne2 The idea of the last move of Carslen is to come with the knight to c6 square, the position is very unclear, black has few moves now, maybe22.., Bc5 !? Also interesting move is 22....,Rd7 idea to put rook on place where after eventual check will be not hanging
22... Bc5 Now after 23. Nd4 Rxd4 24. exd4 Bxd4 25. Be3 Bxe3 26. Rxe3 Qf4 the game can finish after perpetual check, but we hope that we will see something different and still we can watch fighting game. Black has quality more and very active pieces and in my opinion cannot be worse here. If 23. Rxf7 then 23... Rxd2! 24. Qxd2 Bxe3 25. Qxe3 Rf1 =+ because white lose the queen. One of the the main tasks for white is to put the knight on d4, so 23. Bc3 also deserves attention
23. Bc3 Now probably the best is 23...,Qe7 and white cannot take 24. Rxf7 because the pawn on e3 is hanging and also 24. Nd4 does not work because black can take twice on d4 and give mate on e1, but black also has other moves 23...Qh2 or 23...Qg5
23... Qe7 24. g5 I think now 24...Rdd1 should be the right move, not the strongest, but practically the best. White would be almost forced to take on d1, but it is well known, that it is much more easy to play with a queen than with many pieces... and also it is still obvious that Black should be better. I think 24...Qxg5 will be a mistake because of 25.Qe4
24... Rdd1 yes, Boris is taking the right decision and probably also doing the best move in the position 24...Rdd1! Carlsen maybe could try now the 25.Ng3 but it could be countered by very strong and not obvious 25...Bd6! Note: WWCC is live now here
25. Ng3 Magnus is trying to bluff! now the game's outcome almost depending on one move, will Gelfand find 25...Bd6 and probably win the game, or he will not find and White will be totally back even maybe having a better position
25... Bd6 Boris seems to be in super shape! He found the 25...Bd6! White I think have to take now on 26.Qxd1, on 26.Ne4 Rac1 is simple winning. Computer is giving a very strange 26.Qe2 with evaluate of equality...I am not so sure in that. First of all move like 26.Qe2 looks like a non sense and secondly position of Black is looking much better...we will see of course how the game will continue, but from human point of view moves like 26.Qe2 can be done only if really nothing else left...and not with a good feeling behind the move
26. Qe2 after quite a long thinking Carlsen is playing the 26.Qe2! to me it is almost a miracle, a super difficult move to make. I think human reaction would be now to play 26...Rg1 or Rdc1
26... Rg1 White got now many moves...probably computers are happy now with Whites position but from human point of view I think I would accept a draw immediately in case I had an offer... 2 rooks on the first rank and no material advantage for that, no, this is normally not looking good
27. Qd3 we are having an extremely disbalanced position in which every move can be an extremely important! and Boris having only 12 minutes for 13 moves, we can aspect big mistakes in the time troubles, I think now 27...Bc7 is looking very logical. Black needs to put their pieces together, also Black are protecting from "maybe a threat" Ne4..
27... Bc7 it took Boris some time, but he agreed with me, that 27...Bc7 should be the strongest:) Now White has amazing amount of different moves...probably Black wants just to play Qxg5. 28.Ne4 is not looking too good for me, 28...Raf1 29.Ke2 Rxf3 and Black are doing clearly better in my opinion
28. Ne4 if Black could activate the Knight from b6 somehow. Probably it would be a huge improvement. maybe 28...Nd7 is also an opportunity next to 28...Raf1. Probably engines might not agree to me, but I think they don't need too. Also Carlsen and Gelfand are playing hopefully with out them Smile. and for people who are thinking to understand all because of Houdini running, I would give an advice, don't look at it, it is much more fun and much more exiting to look at chess without it.
28... Raf1+ 29. Ke2 Rxf3 30. gxf3 in my opinion Whites position remains very risky... if Boris managed to bring his Queen somehow into attack it could mean almost the end for White... maybe on 30.. Rg2 check is not bad. Why not to cut the King on the first rank, seems like 31.Kf1 would be forced and now just 31...Rh2 and lets see in the future if Black manages to bring the Queen into attack. Also now 30...Be5 is looking logical. It is definitely good for Black to exchange the black color bishops.
30... f5 very nice play by Boris, great idea, forcing White to take 31.gxf6 gxf6 and bringing his queen on the h line. Only problem of Black is 2 minutes for 8 moves in such a crazy position.
31. gxf6 gxf6 probably 32.Bxf6 White needs to play and at 32...Qh7 have a deep thought... Knight on e4 can always go back to f2 to defend the King for half a tempo...maybe White will manage to create a counter attack on the Black king who is having at the moment a very safe position
32. Bxf6 Qh7 33. Qb5 Carlsen is playing like a computer! 33.Qb5! Amazing how Magnus can play so quick in such a complicated position. And the point is, not only quick play by White, but also strong!
33... Rg2+ probably now 34.Kd3 is possible...
34. Kd3 we can clearly see how White are outplaying his opponent in a very complicated position which is in my opinion much harder to play for White than for Black. We reached an endgame, White should do better but Black got good chances for escape...
34... Qd7+ 35. Qxd7 Nxd7 36. Bd5 Carlsen is doing again the only move to play for a win 36.Bd5! now Boris needs to find 36...Be5 to stay in the game, everything else is not good for black.
36... Be5 37. f4 37.f4 a great move by Magnus! Position is looking almost winning for white. Opposite color bishop endgame seems to be lost after 37....Nxf6 38. Nxf6 Bxf6 39.Bxg2
37... Bc7 And in time trouble a final mistake by Gelfand. The game is over. fantastic play by Magnus in a very unclear position! 38. Bc6 1-0


Karjakin, Sergey vs Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. Bg5 Be6 9. Bxf6 Bxf6 10. Qd3 Nc6 11. O-O-O Qb6 12. Nd5 Bxd5 13. exd5 Nd4 14. Nxd4 Qxd4 15. Qxd4 exd4 16. f4 h5 17. a4 Kd7 18. a5 Rae8 19. Bd3 h4 20. g4 hxg3 21. hxg3 g5 22. b4 gxf4 23. gxf4 Kc7 24. Kb2 Rxh1 25. Rxh1 Rh8 26. Rf1 b5 27. axb6+ Kxb6 28. Kb3 Ra8 29. Ra1 Bg7 30. Re1 Bf6 31. Rg1 Rb8 32. Re1 Ra8 33. Kb2 Rh8 34. Ra1 Ra8 35. Kc1 Bg7 36. Kd1 Bh6 37. f5 Bg7 38. Ra5 Ra7 39. Ke2 Bf6 40. Kf3 Ra8 41. Ra1 a5 42. bxa5+ Rxa5 43. Rxa5 ½-½


Nepomniachtchi, Ian vs Ivanchuk, Vassily 0-1
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 5. Nb5 d6 6. N1c3 a6 7. Na3 Be7 8. Nc4 b5 9. Ne3 Nf6 10. g3 O-O 11. Bg2 b4 12. Ncd5 Nxd5 13. Nxd5 Bg5 14. Bxg5 Qxg5 15. O-O Rb8 16. Qd3 a5 17. a3 Be6 18. axb4 axb4 19. Ra6 Rfc8 20. c3 Qd8 21. Rd1 g6 22. Ne3 Rb6 23. h4 h5 24. Kh2 bxc3 25. bxc3 Ne7 26. Rxb6 Qxb6 27. Bh3 Bxh3 28. Kxh3 Kg7 29. Kg2 Qc6 30. c4 Ng8 31. f3 Qc5 32. Nf1 Rb8 33. Qd5 Rb2+ 34. Rd2 Rxd2+ 35. Nxd2 Qb4 36. Nf1 Nf6 37. Qd3 Nd7 38. Qd2 Qc5 39. Ne3 Nf8 40. f4 Nd7 41. f5 Nf6 42. fxg6 fxg6 43. Kf3 Qa3 44. c5 Qxc5 45. Qd3 Qc7 46. Ke2 Qc6 47. Qc4 Qd7 48. Qb4 Qc7 49. Qc4 Qb7 50. Kf3 Qf7 51. Ke2 Ng4 52. Qxf7+ Kxf7 53. Nc4 Ke6 54. Nd2 Nf6 55. Ke3 Kd7 56. Nf3 Nh7 57. Nh2 Nf6 58. Nf3 Ng4+ 59. Ke2 d5 60. exd5 Kd6 61. Ng5 Kxd5 62. Kf3 Nf6 63. Ke3 Nd7 64. Kd3 Kd6 65. Ke4 Nc5+ 66. Kf3 Ne6 67. Ne4+ Ke7 68. g4 Nd4+ 69. Kf2 Kf7 70. Ng5+ Kg7 71. gxh5 gxh5 72. Ke3 Kf6 73. Ke4 Nc6 74. Nf3 Ke6 75. Ng5+ Kf6 76. Nf3 0-1


?!? but i believe it should be ½-½


Svidler, Peter vs Anand, Viswanathan ½-½

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 Peter been a bit unlucky to loose yesterday against Ivanchuk. Somehow after winning in a great style the World Cup in Khanty Mansisk his results been not to good in next tournament
4... e6 Today Peter played first 1.e4, his main first move and Anand is answering with a Caro Cann defence. In my opinion Anand is choosing this opening in cases where he likes to have chances to play for a win, which is of course logical, it is clear that Peter is in a "shaky" shape-why not to try to make use out of it
5. Be2 Ne7 Anand is choosing the line with Ne7, this Caro Cann lines is very well analyzed in our book Chess Evolution in several issues mainly because of the popularity lately of Caro-Cann with 3.e5. and we have one of the biggest speciallist of this line in our team "Miton Kamil" who is playing it all his life, so in case you have the previous edition of Chess Evolution you perfectly know what is going to follow and how to play the line.
6. O-O c5 7. Na3 here we go with almost a novelty 7.Na3, normally white is playing first c4 and only then after dxc4 making this move. Let's think what Black can do about it... Moves like 7...Nec6 or maybe 7...a6 are most logical ones. Will Anand surprise us with something else?
7... Nec6 yes, Anand is choosing the most logical move 7...Nc6. Blacks idea is : Be7,h6,0-0, Nd7, Rc8 and Black are doing very good. We have a French defense structure with a bishop on f5 instead of on c8 which is super good for Black. White needs to act very quickly, this is why the move c4 is almost obligatory.
8. c4 cxd4 9. Nb5 In this position we had a game just a week ago, Gashimov-Grischuk from the European Ch, in my opinion the position looked a little bit better for White, but the game ended in a draw. In the game followed: 9...a6 10.Bg5! ( the key move) Qd7 11.Nbd4 Be4 12.Rc1 and I think White can press a little. As we all know, Anand is always very very well prepared and for sure well informed about all latest novelties. So lets see if he shows us something new or will just follow Grischuk which would mean for us that most probably Black are doing fine in this line with 7.Na3
9... a6 10. Bg5 Qd7 11. Nbxd4 Be4 Still in Gashimov - Grischuk. Grischuk and Svidler are very good friends, it might be that after the game Grischuk told Svidler something of what he were afraid during the game and we might see it today on the board... the opening stage of the game still stays very exiting
12. Rc1 h6 13. Bh4 here comes the novelty 13.Bh4! Very interesting to know what is Svidler planning to do at 13...Be7... 14.Bxe7 seems to be the only move, 14...Nxe7 15.cxd5 Bxd5 and Black wants to play Nbc6 with totally equal position so White got half a tempo to create something. Maybe an idea could be 13...Be7 14.Bxe7 Nxe7 15.Nd2 !? but also here from the feeling Black should be fine after simple Nbc6! which is actually not that easy to make during the game, needs some calculation
13... Be7 Vishy is a machine! The best and only the best moves...
14. Bxe7 Nxe7 15. Nd2 15.Nd2 as expected, so what is Svidler planning to do at 15...Nbc6!?
15... Nbc6 16. N4b3 as we see Svidler clearly got a hint (or found the move himself) so Anand needs to be very precise now. It is clear, that most critical now is 16...Qc7. Then 17.Nxe4 dxe4 18.Qd6 with a big question, is White doing better ?
16... Qc7 what we can see again and again in games of Anand, this is his amazing feeling for the right moves...
17. Nxe4 dxe4 18. Qd6 we reached the critical moment of the game 18.Qd6, now everything will be decided, draw or better for White
18... Qb6 interesting move by Vishy, probably 18...Rc8 was also possible. I see only one idea in that move at Whtie's 19.Qc5 to go back to Qc7 and hope that White got nothing better than Qd6...
19. Rfd1 O-O 20. Qc5 Qc7 I think whites only chance to play for win now is 21. Nd2. The position is looking close to equal, but it is not completely equal in my opinion... White still can try to push a little. Let's see in what mood is Svidler.
21. Qd6 Qb6 22. Qc5 Qc7 23. Qd6 Few people expected such a quick end of the game. ½-½

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Standings
# Name ELO Pts S-B
1 Ivanchuk, Vassily 6 4
2 Carlsen, Magnus 4 2
3 Nepomniachtchi, Ian 3 1
4 Aronian, Levon 2 2.5
Karjakin, Sergey 2 2
Nakamura, Hikaru 2 1.5
Anand, Viswanathan 2 1.5
8 Kramnik, Vladimir 1 1
Gelfand, Boris 1 1
Svidler, Peter 1 1
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Re: Tal Memorial 2011

Post by ciccio on Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:41 pm

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[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow RUS"]
[Date "2011.11.17"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Carlsen, Magnus"]
[Black "Gelfand, Boris"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2826"]
[BlackElo "2744"]
[ECO "D12"]
[Opening "QGD Slav"]
[Variation "4.e3 Bf5"]
[WhiteFideId "1503014"]
[BlackFideId "2805677"]
[EventDate "2011.11.16"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bf5 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nh4 Bg6 7. Nxg6 hxg6 8. Bd3
Nbd7 9. O-O Bd6 10. h3 dxc4 11. Bxc4 Nb6 12. Bb3 e5 13. Qc2 {I'm not at all
sure about this Qc2 move but anyway. Now it gets really interesting because I
think this is more or less forced.} (13. dxe5 Bxe5 14. Qxd8+ Rxd8 15. Ne2 O-O
16. f4 Bd6 17. Ng3 Bc5 18. Kf2 Nbd5 19. Kf3 Nb4 20. Rd1 Rxd1 21. Bxd1 Rd8 22.
Be2 Nc2 23. Rb1 Nd5 24. Nf1 Re8 25. Bc4 Ndxe3 26. Bxe3 Bxe3 27. Nxe3 Rxe3+ 28.
Kf2 Re4 29. Bd3 Rd4 30. Bxc2 Rd2+ 31. Kf3 Rxc2 32. a4 Kf8 33. b4 Rc3+ 34. Kg4
Rc4 35. b5 Rxa4 36. bxc6 bxc6 37. Rb8+ Ke7 38. Rb7+ Kf6 39. Rc7 Rc4 40. Rxa7 g5
41. g3 gxf4 42. gxf4 g5 43. Rc7 Rxf4+ 44. Kg3 Rc4 45. Rc8 Rc3+ 46. Kg4 Rc4+ 47.
Kg3 Kf5 {0-1 Wyss,J (2307)-Bindrich,F (2504)/Zuerich SUI 2010/The Week in
Chess 843}) 13... Qe7 14. Bd2 O-O-O {Gelfand felt this was the principled
continuation.} (14... exd4 {Gelfand suggested this as an alternative.} 15. exd4
O-O-O 16. Bg5 Qd7 17. Rad1) 15. d5 {Carlsen doesn't think there is a decent
alternative. "I don't think any other sacrifices work here." He also knew
expected the double edged play that follows.} e4 16. dxc6 Qe5 17. f4 exf3 18.
Rxf3 Ng4 {This move is correct according to Carlsen.} 19. cxb7+ {Carlsen
wasn't sure whether he should take here but he was worried that Gelfand might
be able to take with the king if he delayed.} (19. hxg4 Rh1+ 20. Kf2 Rxa1 21.
Ne2 Bc5 22. Rxf7 bxc6) 19... Kb8 20. hxg4 Rh1+ 21. Kf2 Rxa1 22. Ne2 Bc5 23. Bc3
Qe7 (23... Qg5 {Gelfand wondered about Qg5 here.} 24. Qe4 Qh4+ 25. Ng3 Bd6 26.
Be5 Qe7 27. Bxd6+ Qxd6 28. Rxf7 Qd2+ (28... Nd7 29. Qd4 Ne5) 29. Kf3) 24. g5 {
"I didn't see what else to do apart from g5." - Carlsen.} Rdd1 25. Ng3 Bd6 26.
Qe2 (26. Ne4 {Carlsen he admitted he had the illusion that this move was
playable.} Rac1 {wins for black.} 27. Qe2 Rf1+) 26... Rg1 (26... Bxg3+ {"I
really thought you were going to take. Maybe the logical conclusion to the
game." - Carlsen.} 27. Rxg3 Rf1+ 28. Qxf1 Rxf1+ 29. Kxf1 Nd7 30. Rf3 (30. Bd5
$2 Qd6) 30... Ne5 31. Rf4 Kxb7 {"and I don't see how white can play for a win.
" - Carlsen.}) 27. Qd3 Bc7 (27... Nd7 28. Ne4 Bc7 {"Somehow now [white's
pieces] are taking square after square." - Gelfand.} 29. Qd5) 28. Ne4 Raf1+ 29.
Ke2 Rxf3 30. gxf3 {Now it is already very difficult for black.} f5 {"If you
don't play f5 at some point you risk losing all of these pawns [Black's
Kingside]" - Carlsen.} (30... Be5 {doesn't work according to Gelfand.} 31.
Bxe5+ (31. Bxf7 $1 Bxc3 32. bxc3) 31... Qxe5 32. Qd8+ Kxb7 33. Nd6+ {was what
Gelfand feared but it isn't so bad for black as they realised when they looked
at it.} Kc6) 31. gxf6 gxf6 32. Bxf6 {Incisive.} Qh7 33. Qb5 Rg2+ (33... Nd7 34.
Bd4 Qh3 {I didn't see Qh3 - Carlsen.} 35. Nd2 {and white is winning.} (35. Kd2)
) 34. Kd3 Qd7+ 35. Qxd7 Nxd7 {Here it is very simple - Carlsen.} 36. Bd5 Be5 (
36... Nxf6 37. Nxf6 a5 38. Nd7+ Ka7 39. e4 Rxb2 40. e5 {wins.}) 37. f4 Bc7 38.
Bc6 1-0

[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow RUS"]
[Date "2011.11.17"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Aronian, Levon"]
[Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2802"]
[BlackElo "2800"]
[ECO "D41"]
[Opening "QGD"]
[Variation "Semi-Tarrasch, 5.cd"]
[WhiteFideId "13300474"]
[BlackFideId "4101588"]
[EventDate "2011.11.16"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c5 5. cxd5 cxd4 6. Qxd4 exd5 7. e3 Nc6 8.
Qd3 Bc5 9. Be2 d4 10. exd4 Nxd4 11. O-O O-O 12. Nxd4 Qxd4 13. Qg3 Ne4 14. Nxe4
Qxe4 15. Bf3 Qb4 16. Bf4 Be6 17. a3 Qb3 18. Rac1 Bd4 19. Rc7 Qxb2 20. Rxb7 Qxa3
21. Bd6 Qa5 22. Bb4 Qf5 23. Bxf8 Rxf8 24. Rd1 Bb6 25. Rb8 g6 26. Rxf8+ Kxf8 27.
Qd6+ Kg8 28. Qd2 h5 29. Qc3 Kh7 30. h3 Qf4 31. Re1 Bxh3 32. Re4 Qd6 33. Qe5 Qxe5
34. Rxe5 Be6 35. Bd5 Bd4 36. Bxe6 Bxe5 37. Bxf7 h4 38. Kf1 Kg7 39. Be8 g5 40.
Ke2 Kf6 41. Ke3 g4 42. Bd7 Kg5 43. Ke2 Kf4 44. Kf1 a5 45. Ke2 Bd4 46. Kf1 Bc5
47. Ke2 Bd4 48. Kf1 Bc5 49. Ke2 Bd4 1/2-1/2

[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow RUS"]
[Date "2011.11.17"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Nepomniachtchi, Ian"]
[Black "Ivanchuk, Vassily"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2730"]
[BlackElo "2775"]
[ECO "B32"]
[Opening "Sicilian"]
[Variation "Labourdonnais-Loewenthal (Kalashnikov) variation"]
[WhiteFideId "4168119"]
[BlackFideId "14100010"]
[EventDate "2011.11.16"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 5. Nb5 d6 6. N1c3 a6 7. Na3 Be7 8. Nc4
b5 9. Ne3 Nf6 10. g3 O-O 11. Bg2 b4 12. Ncd5 Nxd5 13. Nxd5 Bg5 14. Bxg5 Qxg5 15.
O-O Rb8 16. Qd3 a5 17. a3 Be6 18. axb4 axb4 19. Ra6 Rfc8 20. c3 Qd8 21. Rd1 g6
22. Ne3 Rb6 23. h4 h5 24. Kh2 bxc3 25. bxc3 Ne7 26. Rxb6 Qxb6 27. Bh3 Bxh3 28.
Kxh3 Kg7 29. Kg2 Qc6 30. c4 Ng8 31. f3 Qc5 32. Nf1 Rb8 33. Qd5 Rb2+ 34. Rd2
Rxd2+ 35. Nxd2 Qb4 36. Nf1 Nf6 37. Qd3 Nd7 38. Qd2 Qc5 39. Ne3 Nf8 40. f4 Nd7
41. f5 Nf6 42. fxg6 fxg6 43. Kf3 Qa3 44. c5 Qxc5 45. Qd3 Qc7 46. Ke2 Qc6 47. Qc4
Qd7 48. Qb4 Qc7 49. Qc4 Qb7 50. Kf3 Qf7 51. Ke2 Ng4 52. Qxf7+ Kxf7 53. Nc4 Ke6
54. Nd2 Nf6 55. Ke3 Kd7 56. Nf3 Nh7 57. Nh2 Nf6 58. Nf3 Ng4+ 59. Ke2 d5 60. exd5
Kd6 61. Ng5 Kxd5 62. Kf3 Nf6 63. Ke3 Nd7 64. Kd3 Kd6 65. Ke4 Nc5+ 66. Kf3 Ne6
67. Ne4+ Ke7 68. g4 Nd4+ 69. Kf2 Kf7 70. Ng5+ Kg7 71. gxh5 gxh5 72. Ke3 Kf6 73.
Ke4 Nc6 74. Nf3 Ke6 75. Ng5+ Kf6 76. Nf3 1/2-1/2

[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow RUS"]
[Date "2011.11.17"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Karjakin, Sergey"]
[Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2763"]
[BlackElo "2758"]
[ECO "B92"]
[Opening "Sicilian"]
[Variation "Najdorf, Opovcensky variation"]
[WhiteFideId "14109603"]
[BlackFideId "2016192"]
[EventDate "2011.11.16"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. Bg5
Be6 9. Bxf6 Bxf6 10. Qd3 Nc6 11. O-O-O Qb6 12. Nd5 Bxd5 13. exd5 Nd4 14. Nxd4
Qxd4 15. Qxd4 exd4 16. f4 h5 17. a4 Kd7 18. a5 Rae8 19. Bd3 h4 20. g4 hxg3 21.
hxg3 g5 22. b4 gxf4 23. gxf4 Kc7 24. Kb2 Rxh1 25. Rxh1 Rh8 26. Rf1 b5 27. axb6+
Kxb6 28. Kb3 Ra8 29. Ra1 Bg7 30. Re1 Bf6 31. Rg1 Rb8 32. Re1 Ra8 33. Kb2 Rh8 34.
Ra1 Ra8 35. Kc1 Bg7 36. Kd1 Bh6 37. f5 Bg7 38. Ra5 Ra7 39. Ke2 Bf6 40. Kf3 Ra8
41. Ra1 a5 42. bxa5+ Rxa5 43. Rxa5 1/2-1/2

[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow RUS"]
[Date "2011.11.17"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Svidler, Peter"]
[Black "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2755"]
[BlackElo "2811"]
[ECO "B12"]
[Opening "Caro-Kann"]
[Variation "advance variation"]
[WhiteFideId "4102142"]
[BlackFideId "5000017"]
[EventDate "2011.11.16"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 Ne7 6. O-O c5 7. Na3 Nec6 8. c4
cxd4 9. Nb5 a6 10. Bg5 Qd7 11. Nbxd4 Be4 12. Rc1 h6 13. Bh4 (13. Be3 Be7 14.
cxd5 Bxd5 15. Bc4 O-O 16. Qe2 Rd8 17. Rfd1 Bxc4 18. Qxc4 Qe8 19. Qb3 Rd7 20. a3
Bf8 21. Nxc6 Nxc6 22. Rxd7 Qxd7 23. Rd1 Qc8 24. Rc1 Qd7 25. Rd1 Qc8 26. Rc1 {
1/2-1/2 Gashimov,V (2757)-Grischuk,A (2752)/Porto Carras GRE 2011/The Week in
Chess 888}) 13... Be7 (13... g5 14. Bg3 Bg7 {was briefly considered by Anand
but he didn't think black's position was so good that it could stand this. It
doesn't look that bad an option.}) 14. Bxe7 Nxe7 (14... Qxe7 {seems playable
even though Anand said it wasn't.} 15. cxd5 exd5 (15... Bxd5 16. Nf5 {was the
reason Anand gave for not playing 14...Qxe7.}) 16. e6 O-O 17. exf7+) 15. Nd2
Nbc6 16. N4b3 Qc7 17. Nxe4 dxe4 18. Qd6 Qb6 19. Rfd1 O-O 20. Qc5 Qc7 21. Qd6
Qb6 22. Qc5 Qc7 23. Qd6 {Both players thought that repetition was white's only
serious option here given that the following forcing variation looks good for
black.} (23. Nd2 Nf5 24. Nxe4 b6 25. Qa3 Qxe5 {Then "something lands on d4 and
it looks very nice for black." - Anand.}) 1/2-1/2
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Re: Tal Memorial 2011

Post by ciccio on Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:30 pm

day 3:


[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow RUS"]
[Date "2011.11.18"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Kramnik,V"]
[Black "Carlsen,M"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2800"]
[BlackElo "2826"]
[EventDate "2011.11.16"]
[ECO "A20"]
1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 Starting with the Candidates matches, English is one of the favorite openings of Kramnik. He will use it today to erase the bad start of the tournament, but against him he has an opponent going strongly for the first place. Interesting fight ahead on th board.
3... h6 3...h6 is an interesting move with the idea to control g5 square. For example, after 4.Nf3 Black will play e4 and there will be no good square for the knight .
4. Nc3 Bb4 5. e4 Black has two options, the first one is to take on c3 and the second one is to play Nc6 or O-O. If Carlsen takes on c3, Kramnik will get a strong center so Black has to play quickly the plan with c6 and d5. The other plan is to play against the weak square on d4 . For example, Nc6 followed by Bc5
5... Nc6 6. Nge2 Bc5 The Norwegian player chose the second plan . For Kramnik , the plan is also quite simple. He will play O-O, Kh2 and f4.
7. d3 d6 8. h3 In fact, this position is not so easy for Black . If Carlsen tried to play with O-O-O, White will have a strong attack with a3 and b4 .
8... Nh7 Interesting move by Carlsen , he wants to play some typical plan with f5 . And for the moment , he doesn't want to show where he will hide his king
9. a3 a6 Both sides are playing prophylactic moves. Castling should come soon.
10. O-O An interesting possibility will be Ng5 and after Kh2 , Qd7 could be playable for Black putting some pressure on the kingside. It's a key moment for Carlsen , he has to find the right plan.
10... Ng5 11. Kh2 Ne6 Carlsen is playing more strategical with Ne6. He wants to have a total control of the central square d4 . Many choices for the Russian player , f4 is quite an active move, b4 is also possible. In my opinion, Kramnik will think a lot on this move.
12. f4 Great play by Kramnik, I think his position is already very pleasant. Black has to be very careful with the king in the center of the board !
12... Bd7 Black wants to castle long. But White's space is huge on the board. b4 looks normal followed by f5 and all the black pieces will be under pressure.
13. b4 Ba7 14. Nd5 Ned4 both players did not want to exchange pieces so far! Kramnik will maybe open the f-file with fxe5 , putting some pressure on f7, c5 is an strong alternative and for example after 15.c5 dxc5 16.Nxd4 Nxd4 17 Qh5 giving White a good advantage, so after 15.c5 O-O looks the best. After 15 moves , we can say that Carlsen's opening choice was not the best. He is already under pressure.
15. Nec3 Kramnik wants to keep all his pieces, a right decision because Black's pieces have not enough space. A typical Kramnik move!
15... Be6 Carlsen has no plan , his position is becoming really worse. It's time for Kramnik to play f5 and after 16...Bxd5 17.exd5 giving the e4-square for Knight and also a great position for the Russian player
16. f5 Bd7 Carlsen moved one more time his bishop . In my opinion the simple Rb1 or Ra2 with the idea to play next Qg4 is coming . Qg4 immediately is also possible, but Nb3 will possible for Carlsen .
17. Rb1 Nb8 Ouaouh ! Carlsen wants to play c6 next move , but this move looks so slow ... 18.Qg4 is super strong now! It's not possible to survive with this kind of moves against Kramnik. Strategically this position is just over because the black king is still in the center, no space for pieces, no good perspectives and no good plans. A strong alternative will be open to open the position with 18.c5 !
18. c5 dxc5 after a deep anlysis , i will propose to play Qh5 . With the idea to play f6 at some point and the e5- pawn will be hanging ! Of course19.bxc5 is also good . For Kramnik , it's important to calculate everything, he knows that he is winning .
19. bxc5 Bc8 After playing Nb8 , now he played Bc8 ! It's really rare to see this in a top level game !! But Carlsen is just playing fast now , he wants to put some time pressure on Kramnik. All the pieces are well placed , it's time to play Qg4 !
20. Qh5 Qh5 was an important mistake in my view . Because now after Bg5 , Carlsen will give the exchange but will have some compensations and the initiative for White will be lost .
20... Nd7 21. Na4 Logically, Kramnik doesn't want to enter in the endgame with 21.Bg5 . He decided to keep the pieces . But after 21...Nf6 , Carlsen is back in the game. Let's see 21...Nf6 22.Nxf6 Qxf6 23.g4 looks maybe interesting . And if the black queen moves , we can try f6 , a good pawn sacrifice
21... c6 22. Ndb6 Nxc5 now , we have a crazy position ! Both sides are playing for the victory ! But Nc5 looks optimistic , Kramnik has to play f6
23. f6 Many pieces are attacked ! g5 is only move in this position . gxf6 doesn't work because of the beautiful Bg5 !!
23... g5 Now , i think the next moves are forced . 24.Nc8 Qc8 25.Nxc5 Bxc5 and 26.h4 ! giving White a good initiative.
24. Bxg5 Kramnik decided to play something else ! After Nxa4 25.Nxa8 and the position is complicated
24... Nxa4 In my opinion , Kramnik played many inaccurate moves, and his advantage is lost. All the black pieces are shinning now !
25. Nxa8 b5 26. Be3 In my opinion, Kramnik is strategically in big trouble. The knight on a8 is almost lost and there is no more attack against the black king who is in a comfortable place on e8 !
26... Bb8 27. g4 Rg8 The big question now is : What to do with White ? Which plan ?
28. Qxh6 Be6 The h6 is irrelevant, and Carlsen activated his rook . Step by step , he will improve his position . But the time trouble will arrive , and in this kind of position , everything is possible . Anyway , we have a emotional game today !
29. Rbc1 Kd7 30. Bxd4 exd4+ 31. e5 good sequence from Kramnik , his only chance to survive is to open the position . And this sacrifice with e5 is strong !
31... Nc3 32. Rxc3 and another good move from Kramnik , he finally played accurate moves . Black will be slightly better after 32...Bxe5 33.Kh1 dxc3 34.Qe3 with the idea to penetrate in the blackside with the queen on a7 .
32... Bxe5+ 33. Kh1 dxc3 34. Qe3 Qb8 Protecting the bishop, defending the important square on a7 and also , the queen , in the future , could be very dangerous if she comes in g3 ...
35. Qc5 Interesting move from Kramnik! The pawn c6 is weak , and Carlsen has to be precise in the zeitnot
35... Qd6 36. Qa7+ wrong choice from Kramnik , 35.d4 followed by 36.d5 was clearly the best choice. Now the king is in fact quiet safe on d8. It will be very difficult for Kramnik to save this position.
36... Kd8 37. Qxa6 Bd4 38. Qa5+ Kc8 Carlsen is playing like a machine ! Fast and accurate , he is really impressive in this zeitnot. The king will arrive on b8 and no more problem for Black , the position is almost lost for Kramnik.
39. Qa6+ Kd8 40. Qa5+ Kc8 41. Qa6+ And that is a surprise! I personally do not understand that, did Carlsen misunderstand the position? ½-½


[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow RUS"]
[Date "2011.11.18"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Gelfand,B"]
[Black "Karjakin,Sergey"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2744"]
[BlackElo "2763"]
[EventDate "2011.11.16"]
[ECO "E06"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8.
a4 Bd7 9. Qxc4 Bc6 10. Bf4 a5 11. Nc3 Na6 12. Ne5 Bxg2 13. Kxg2 Nd5 14.
Rad1 Nxf4+ 15. gxf4 Bd6 16. Rd3 Qe8 17. Rf3 Nb4 18. Nb5 f6 19. Nd3 Nxd3 20.
Qxd3 Rd8 21. Rh3 f5 22. e3 Qc6+ 23. Kg1 Bb4 24. Rg3 Qd7 25. Qb3 c6 26. Nc3
b5 27. Rc1 Rb8 28. axb5 cxb5 29. d5 Rfe8 30. dxe6 Qxe6 31. Nd5 Kh8 32. Rc7
Rbd8 33. e4 Bf8 34. Qc3 b4 35. Qd4 Rd7 36. Qa7 Rxc7 37. Nxc7 Qf7 38. Qxa5
Rc8 39. Nd5 fxe4 40. Ne3 Qxf4 41. Qd5 Bd6 42. Qb7 Qf8 43. Rh3 Re8 44. Rh5
Qf3 45. Rg5 Rg8 46. Qc6 Qf4 47. Rg2 Be5 48. Qc4 Rb8 49. b3 h6 50. Rg3 Rf8
51. Rg2 Ra8 52. Qc6 Ra1+ 53. Nf1 Qf5 54. Qb6 Rd1 55. Qa6 Bd4 56. Qe2 Rd3
57. Rg3 Rc3 58. Qd2 Be5 59. Ne3 Qe6 0-1




[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow RUS"]
[Date "2011.11.18"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Anand,V"]
[Black "Nepomniachtchi,I"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2811"]
[BlackElo "2730"]
[EventDate "2011.11.16"]
[ECO "D97"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Qb3 dxc4 6. Qxc4 O-O 7. e4 a6 8.
Be2 b5 9. Qb3 Nc6 10. e5 Be6 11. Qd1 Nd5 12. O-O Nxc3 13. bxc3 Bd5 14. Be3
Na5 15. Nd2 c5 16. Bf3 cxd4 17. cxd4 Nc4 18. Nxc4 bxc4 19. Rc1 e6 20. Qa4
Bxf3 21. gxf3 Qd5 22. Rxc4 Qxf3 23. Rfc1 Qg4+ 24. Kh1 Qe4+ 25. Kg1 Qg4+ 26.
Kh1 Qe4+ 27. Kg1 1/2-1/2




[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow RUS"]
[Date "2011.11.18"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Nakamura,Hi"]
[Black "Svidler,P"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2758"]
[BlackElo "2755"]
[EventDate "2011.11.16"]
[ECO "D86"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Bc4 c5
8. Ne2 Nc6 9. Be3 O-O 10. O-O Bg4 11. f3 Bd7 12. Rb1 Qc7 13. Bd3 Rfd8 14.
Qd2 a6 15. f4 e6 16. dxc5 Na5 17. Nd4 e5 18. fxe5 Qxe5 19. Qb2 Rac8 20. Qb4
Qxc5 21. Qxc5 Rxc5 22. Ne2 Rc6 23. Bb6 Rxb6 24. Rxb6 Bc6 25. Rf3 f5 26. Rb4
Bf8 27. Rd4 Bc5 28. Re3 Re8 29. e5 Bd5 30. Kf2 Bxa2 31. Ra4 Bxe3+ 32. Kxe3
Rxe5+ 33. Kf4 Bb3 34. Kxe5 Bxa4 35. Kd6 Bc6 36. g3 Kg7 37. Nd4 Be4 38. Bxe4
fxe4 39. Nc2 Nc4+ 40. Kd5 Nd2 41. Kc5 Kf6 42. Kb6 Ke5 43. Kxb7 Kd5 44. Ne3+
Kc5 45. Kxa6 Nb1 46. Kb7 Nxc3 47. Kc8 Kd4 48. Ng2 Ke5 0-1




[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow RUS"]
[Date "2011.11.18"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Ivanchuk,V"]
[Black "Aronian,L"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2775"]
[BlackElo "2802"]
[EventDate "2011.11.16"]
[ECO "C67"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5
Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. Nc3 Ke8 10. h3 h5 11. Bf4 Bd7 12. Rad1 Rd8 13. b3 Be7
14. Rfe1 Bb4 15. Bd2 Bc8 16. Ne2 Bxd2 17. Nxd2 Ne7 18. Nc4 Nd5 19. a3 Ke7
20. f3 h4 21. Kf2 Rh5 22. Rd2 Re8 23. Nd4 Kf8 24. a4 a6 25. a5 Nb4 26. Ne2
Nd5 27. Nd4 Ne7 28. Re4 Rh6 29. f4 Nd5 30. Kf3 Rg6 31. f5 Rh6 32. Re1 c5
33. Ne2 Ne7 34. Nf4 Nxf5 35. c3 Ne7 36. Red1 Ng6 37. Nd3 Be6 38. Re1 Rh5
39. Kf2 Rf5+ 40. Kg1 Bxc4 41. bxc4 Nxe5 42. Rde2 f6 43. Re4 b6 44. axb6
cxb6 45. Rxh4 Ng6 46. Rhe4 Rxe4 47. Rxe4 Kf7 48. Re2 Ne5 49. g4 Rf3 50.
Nxe5+ fxe5 51. Kg2 Rxc3 52. Rf2+ Kg6 53. Rb2 a5 54. Rxb6+ Kg5 55. Rb5 a4
56. Rxc5 Kf4 57. Ra5 a3 0-1




Standings
# Name ELO Pts S-B
1 Aronian, Levon 5 7.5
Nepomniachtchi, Ian 5 5.5
Carlsen, Magnus 5 4.5
Karjakin, Sergey 5 3.5
5 Ivanchuk, Vassily 4 6.5
Svidler, Peter 4 3.5
7 Anand, Viswanathan 3 7
8 Kramnik, Vladimir 2 5
Nakamura, Hikaru 2 3
10 Gelfand, Boris 1 1
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Re: Tal Memorial 2011

Post by ciccio on Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:38 pm

day 4

[EventDate "2011.??.??"]
[TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"]
1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 e6 3. g3 dxc4 4. Qa4+ c6 5. Qxc4 b5 6. Qc2 Bb7 7. Bg2 Nd7 8. a4 a6 9. O-O Ngf6 10. Nc3 Be7 11. d4 O-O 12. Rd1 c5 13. axb5 axb5 14. Rxa8 Qxa8 15. Nxb5 Be4 16. Qd2 cxd4 17. Nbxd4 Rb8 18. Nh4 Bc5 19. Qe1 h6 20. Bxe4 Nxe4 21. Be3 Ndf6 22. Nc2 Rxb2 23. Bxc5 Rxc2 24. Bd4 Qa6 25. Kf1 Nd5 26. f3 Nd6 27. Rc1 Qc4 28. Rxc2 Qxc2 29. Ng2 Nc4 30. Qa1 Nd2+ 31. Kf2 Nb3 32. Qb2 Nxd4 33. Qxd4 Qc3 34. Qxc3 Nxc3 35. Nf4 Kf8 36. Nd3 Ke7 37. e4 Kd6 38. Ke3 e5 39. Kd2 Nb5 40. Ke3 Nc7 ½-½

[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow/Russia"]
[Date "2011.11.19"]
[Round "4.1"]
[White "Aronian, Levon"]
[Black "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D37"]
[WhiteElo "2802"]
[BlackElo "2811"]
[PlyCount "119"]
[EventDate "2011.??.??"]
[TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. Be2 dxc4 8. O-O Nd5 9. Bxc4 Nxf4 10. exf4 c5 11. dxc5 Qc7 12. g3 Qxc5 13. Qe2 Nb6 14. Bd3 Qh5 15. Qe3 Bf6 16. Ng5 Bxc3 17. bxc3 h6 18. Be2 Qg6 19. Nf3 Qf6 20. Ne5 Bd7 21. c4 Qe7 22. Qe4 Bc6 23. Nxc6 bxc6 24. Qxc6 Rac8 25. Qe4 Rc7 26. Rfd1 Rfc8 27. Rd4 g6 28. Rad1 Qf6 29. Qc2 Rc5 30. Qb3 Qe7 31. Bf1 R5c7 32. Qb5 Rc5 33. Qb4 R5c7 34. Qxe7 Rxe7 35. Rd8+ Rxd8 36. Rxd8+ Kg7 37. c5 Nd5 38. Bc4 Nf6 39. Rc8 Rd7 40. Bb5 Rd1+ 41. Kg2 Ra1 42. a4 a6 43. Bc6 Rc1 44. Ra8 Rxc5 45. Rxa6 Rc2 46. a5 Ng4 47. Be8 Kf8 48. Ra8 Rxf2+ 49. Kg1 Ra2 50. Bb5+ Kg7 51. a6 Nxh2 52. Rc8 Nf3+ 53. Kf1 Nd4 54. Bc4 Ra3 55. Rc7 Nf5 56. Bxe6 Rxa6 57. Bxf7 Kf6 58. Bc4 Ne3+ 59. Kf2 Nxc4 60. Rxc4 ½-½


[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow/Russia"]
[Date "2011.11.19"]
[Round "4.2"]
[White "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Black "Ivanchuk, Vassily"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D15"]
[WhiteElo "2800"]
[BlackElo "2775"]
[PlyCount "113"]
[EventDate "2011.??.??"]
[TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 a6 5. e3 b5 6. b3 Bg4 7. Qc2 e6 8. Ne5 Bf5 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Nxd3 dxc4 11. bxc4 bxc4 12. Ne5 Nbd7 13. O-O Nxe5 14. dxe5 Nd5 15. Rd1 Qa5 16. Ne4 c3 17. Rb1 Rd8 18. Rd4 Qc7 19. Qa4 a5 20. g3 Bb4 21. Nd6+ Kf8 22. e4 Nb6 23. Qc2 Nd7 24. Nc4 h6 25. a3 Bc5 26. Rd3 Kg8 27. Qxc3 Kh7 28. Bf4 Rb8 29. Rbd1 Rhd8 30. Qd2 Nb6 31. Rxd8 Nxc4 32. Qd7 Qxd8 33. Qxd8 Rxd8 34. Rxd8 Bxa3 35. Rd4 Nb6 36. Be3 c5 37. Rd1 Nc4 38. Bxc5 Bxc5 39. Rc1 Bxf2+ 40. Kxf2 Nxe5 41. Ke2 Kg6 42. Rc5 Kf6 43. Rxa5 g5 44. h3 h5 45. Rc5 Ng6 46. Kf3 Ne5+ 47. Ke3 Ng6 48. Ra5 h4 49. Kf2 hxg3+ 50. Kxg3 Ne5 51. Rb5 Nd3 52. Rb8 Kg7 53. Kg4 Nf2+ 54. Kxg5 Nxh3+ 55. Kg4 Nf2+ 56. Kf4 Nd3+ 57. Ke3 ½-½

[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow/Russia"]
[Date "2011.11.19"]
[Round "4.5"]
[White "Nepomniachtchi, Ian"]
[Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B70"]
[WhiteElo "2730"]
[BlackElo "2758"]
[PlyCount "170"]
[EventDate "2011.??.??"]
[TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be2 Bg7 7. O-O O-O 8. Re1 Nc6 9. Nb3 Be6 10. Bf1 a5 11. Nd2 a4 12. Ndb1 Ra5 13. Na3 d5 14. exd5 Nxd5 15. Ncb5 Qc8 16. c3 Rd8 17. Qe2 Nc7 18. Rd1 Nxb5 19. Nxb5 Ne5 20. Na3 Rad5 21. Rxd5 Rxd5 22. Be3 Ng4 23. h3 Nxe3 24. Qxe3 Qc6 25. Nc2 Qc7 26. a3 Be5 27. Nb4 Rd8 28. Nd3 Bd6 29. Re1 Bf5 30. g3 Bxd3 31. Bxd3 Bc5 32. Qf3 Rd6 33. Re4 Rb6 34. Bc4 e6 35. Re2 Bxa3 36. Bxe6 Bxb2 37. Bxf7+ Qxf7 38. Qd3 Re6 39. Qd8+ Kg7 40. Qd4+ Kg8 41. Qd8+ Qf8 42. Qd5 Qd6 43. Qxd6 Rxd6 44. Rxb2 a3 45. Ra2 Ra6 46. Kf1 Kf7 47. Ke2 Ke6 48. Kd3 Kd5 49. f4 h5 50. g4 h4 51. c4+ Kc5 52. Kc3 Re6 53. Rf2 Re3+ 54. Kc2 Kxc4 55. f5 g5 56. f6 Re8 57. f7 Rf8 58. Kb1 Kd5 59. Rf5+ Ke6 60. Rxg5 Rxf7 61. Rh5 b5 62. Rxb5 Rf3 63. Rb6+ Ke5 64. Rb5+ Ke6 65. Rb6+ Kd5 66. g5 Rxh3 67. Rb4 Ke5 68. g6 Kf6 69. Rg4 Kg7 70. Ka2 Kh8 71. Rf4 Kg7 72. Rg4 Rh1 73. Rb4 h3 74. Rb3 Kxg6 75. Rg3+ Kf5 76. Rc3 Ke5 77. Rxa3 Rh2+ 78. Ka1 Kf4 79. Rb3 Rh1+ 80. Ka2 Rh2+ 81. Ka1 Rh1+ 82. Ka2 Kg4 83. Rb4+ Kg3 84. Rb3+ Kg4 85. Rb4+ Kg3 ½-½

[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow/Russia"]
[Date "2011.11.19"]
[Round "4.3"]
[White "Carlsen, Magnus"]
[Black "Karjakin, Sergey"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E32"]
[WhiteElo "2826"]
[BlackElo "2763"]
[PlyCount "134"]
[EventDate "2011.??.??"]
[TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Qc2 Bb7 6. a3 Bxc3+ 7. Qxc3 O-O 8. Bg5 d6 9. Nd2 Nbd7 10. f3 Rc8 11. e4 h6 12. Bh4 c5 13. Bd3 cxd4 14. Qxd4 Nc5 15. Be2 e5 16. Qf2 Ne6 17. O-O g5 18. Bg3 Nd4 19. Rfd1 Nh5 20. Bd3 Nf4 21. Qf1 Qf6 22. Bf2 Nde6 23. Bc2 Qg6 24. g3 Nh5 25. Qe2 g4 26. fxg4 Nf6 27. h3 Ng5 28. Kh2 d5 29. Be3 d4 30. Bxg5 hxg5 31. Rf1 Kg7 32. Rf5 Rh8 33. Kg2 Nd7 34. Nf3 f6 35. h4 Qh6 36. Rf1 Rh7 37. b4 Kh8 38. Rh1 gxh4 39. Rxh4 Qe3 40. Qxe3 dxe3 41. Bd3 Ba6 42. Rxh7+ Kxh7 43. g5 Bxc4 44. Bxc4 Rxc4 45. gxf6 e2 46. Kf2 Rxe4 47. f7 Kg7 48. Ke1 Kf8 49. Ng5 Rg4 50. Nh7+ Ke7 51. Rg5 Rxg5 52. Nxg5 a5 53. b5 Kf6 54. Ne4+ Kxf7 55. Kxe2 Ke6 56. g4 Kd5 57. Kd3 Nf8 58. g5 Ne6 59. Ke3 Kc4 60. g6 a4 61. Nd2+ Kd5 62. Nb1 Nd4 63. Kd3 Ke6 64. Nc3 Kf6 65. Ke4 Nc2 66. Nb1 Nd4 67. Nc3 Nc2 ½-½
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Re: Tal Memorial 2011

Post by ciccio on Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:32 pm

day 5:


[Event "Tal Memorial 2011"]
[Site "Moscow, Russia"]
[Date "2011.11.20"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Karjakin, Sergey"]
[Black "Svidler, Peter"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B42"]
[WhiteElo "2763"]
[BlackElo "2755"]
[Annotator "Ramirez,Alejandro"]
[PlyCount "52"]
[EventDate "2011.??.??"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Nf6 6. O-O e5 {This tournament
has had a lot of strange moves very early in the opening, which has lead to
many interesting games. This move, again, is not new, but quite rare. It
personally sparked my attention when Jobava used it to bear Gharmian earlier
this year in a very convincing fashion.} 7. Bg5 $5 {The highest scoring move.
White doesn't want to give Black any time to develop and doesn't wish to
retreat!} (7. Nf3 d6 {Doesn't seem dangerous.}) (7. Nb3 d6 8. Nc3 Be7 {Is a
typical Najdorf position but White has an extra tempo. On the other hand his B
on d3 is very akward. The strange move} 9. Be2 {Transposes back into a
mainline Be2 Najdorf.}) 7... h6 {The Women's World Champion's choice earlier
this year, but d6 is more popular} (7... d6 8. Nf5 Be6 9. Nc3 Nbd7 {was a
strange position which favored Black at the end in Zhigalko-Bocharov this year.
}) 8. Bxf6 Qxf6 9. Nf5 g6 {The game's novelty. It makes sense to push the N
back, but at the same time the N will be going to e3, where it will cement
control over the very weakened d5. This system is very strange in that Black
hsa nearly no development, but his position isn't all that bad.} (9... d5 10.
Nc3 $1 d4 11. Nd5 Qd8 12. Bc4 {in this position although Black has nearly no
development, the position is solid and the Ns are a little overextended. This
was the game Kosintseva, T - Hou Yifan, Hanzhou WGM 2011 in which} Nc6 13. f4
Na5 $6 14. Qd3 {ended up favoring White}) 10. Ne3 Bc5 {Keeping the B inside
the pawn chain would fail to justify the other weaknesses in Black's position.
I like this placement.} 11. Nc3 d6 12. Ncd5 Qd8 13. c3 {this move looks to be
a little slow, but let's take stock. White has really done as much as he can
without committing to f4, which is not a move that looks pleasant considering
how powerful the B on c5 would become. So, barring f4, what is White to do? He
already controls d5 - now what? These questions are not so obviously answered.}
Be6 14. Bc2 {If White has to resort to these kind of maneouvres it is hard to
say Black is that much worse.} O-O 15. Ng4 (15. Bb3 Nd7 16. Qf3 Rc8 17. Rad1
Kg7 18. Rd2 Qg5 {and it's quite easy to see Black eventually taking over the
intiative in this position.}) 15... Nd7 $5 {A cool decision! Black sacrifices
a pawn to finishd evelopment and start his own initiative on the kingside.} (
15... Kg7 {was enough to give him a good game though.}) 16. Nxh6+ Kg7 17. Nf5+
$1 {But Karjakin is no tame sheep to grab a pawn and hope to be able to defend.
He starts a counterattack to try to get a perpetual before succumbing to
passivity.} (17. Ng4 $6 Qg5 18. Nge3 Rh8 $17 {Is incredibly dangerous.}) 17...
gxf5 18. exf5 Bxd5 19. Qg4+ Kh6 20. Qh3+ Kg5 {Of course, being ahead two
pieces and with no mate in sight, Svidler doesn't wish to give up the draw so
easily. However Karjakin has calculated far enough.} 21. Qg3+ Kh5 22. Qg7 $1 {
With the deadly threat of Bd1+ followed by mate. Black actually only has one
defensive resource!} Bf3 23. Qh7+ Kg5 24. Qg7+ Kh5 25. Qh7+ Kg5 26. Qg7+ Kh5 {
Unfortunately there are no more winning attempts, and the perpetual seals the
draw. Despite being so short it was definitely a crazy game.} 1/2-1/2

[Event "Tal Memorial 2011"]
[Site "Moscow, Russia"]
[Date "2011.11.20"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Ivanchuk, Vassily"]
[Black "Carlsen, Magnus"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D82"]
[WhiteElo "2765"]
[BlackElo "2826"]
[Annotator "Ramirez,Alejandro"]
[PlyCount "147"]
[EventDate "2011.??.??"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Qb3 {Rc1 has
been played hundreds of times, but I guess Ivanchuk tries to switch it up
again in a Gruenfeld.} Na6 8. cxd5 Nxc5 9. Qb5+ Qxb5 10. Bxb5+ Bd7 11. Rd1 Nh5
12. Bxd7+ Kxd7 13. Bg3 (13. Nf3 {Doesn't look pleasant but maybe it was more
important to develop than to keep the pawn structure.}) 13... b5 14. d6 e6 {
Black's superior development, awsome blockade of the weak d6 pawn and
queenside adctivity give him more than enough compensation for the pawn. From
now on it is White who is thinking of equality.} 15. Nf3 b4 16. Nb5 Nxg3 17.
hxg3 Rab8 18. Nbd4 h5 19. Rh4 f5 20. Ne2 e5 21. Rc4 Rhc8 22. Kf1 Ne4 23. Rc7+ {
The pawn was going to fall anyway, at least this way Ivanchuk gets rid of some
active pieces.} Rxc7 24. dxc7+ Kxc7 25. Nd2 Nxd2+ 26. Rxd2 a5 27. b3 a4 28.
bxa4 Ra8 29. Nc1 e4 30. Ne2 Rxa4 31. Nf4 Bc3 32. Rc2 Kd6 33. Ke2 (33. Nxg6 $4
b3 34. Rxc3 bxa2 35. Rc1 Rb4 $1 $19) 33... g5 34. Nxh5 Kd5 {Black finds
himself down a pawn again, but again the compensation is very obvious. The N
on h5 is out of play and he has pressure on the weak a2, not to mention Whtie
can't use his majority. The only rub in the position is that it isn't clear
how to break through.} 35. f3 g4 36. Nf4+ Kc4 37. Ne6 Ra6 38. Nf4 Rh6 39. fxg4
fxg4 40. Rc1 Ra6 41. Rc2 Rh6 42. Rc1 Rd6 43. Rc2 Ra6 44. Kf2 Rh6 45. Ke2 Rh1
46. Ng6 Re1+ (46... b3 47. Ne5+ Kd5 48. Rxc3 bxa2 49. Ra3 a1=Q 50. Rxa1 Rxa1
51. Nxg4 {is quite probably drawn.}) 47. Kf2 Ra1 48. Nf4 Rb1 49. Ne6 Rd1 50.
Nf4 Rd6 51. Ke2 Rc6 $2 {After much shuffling, I think this is where Magnus
missed some serious winning chances.} (51... Kb5 $1 {With the idea of Ka4-a3
and Bb2. A relatively simple maneouvre, and it is clear that the R is
perfectly placed to prevent the N from coming into the game, something that
doesn't happen in the game.} 52. a3 (52. Kf2 Ka4 53. Kf1 $1 (53. Ne2 $2 Rd2 $19
) 53... Rd2 $6 (53... Ka3 54. Ke2 Bb2 55. Rc4 Bc3 56. Rxe4 Rd2+ 57. Kf1 Kxa2 {
And it may be that this is still a draw after Rc4! but it is not easy. White
has had to find a lot of exact moves.}) 54. Rxd2 Bxd2 55. Ke2 Bc3 56. Kd1 Ka3
57. Kc2 Kxa2 58. Nd5 $11) 52... bxa3 53. Rxc3 a2 54. Rc1 Kb4 {and White's
pieces are powerless against the pawn's queening. However White might be able
to hold the endgame by creating a fortress with the K and N. On the other hand,
even if that endgame is a draw, there will never be any other way for Black to
make progress, so might as well go for it.}) 52. Rc1 Kb5 53. Nd5 Rc5 54. Nf4
Rc6 55. Nd5 Rc5 56. Nf4 Ka4 57. Ne6 {As opposed to the other line, the N comes
back quickly into the game.} Rd5 58. Rc2 Ka3 59. Nd4 Rc5 60. Nb3 Rd5 61. Nd4
Bxd4 62. Rd2 Bc3 63. Rxd5 Kxa2 64. Kd1 b3 65. Rb5 Kb2 66. Rb8 Bf6 67. Kd2 Bc3+
68. Kd1 Bf6 69. Rf8 Bc3 70. Re8 Ka2 71. Ra8+ Kb1 72. Ra4 b2 73. Ra6 Ba5 {
Because he is Magnus. He plays cool moves.} 74. Rxa5 {Obviously Black had ran
out of ways to try to make progress, and there was no way that White was going
to have time to pick up any pawns. Magnus pushed the entire game, and he might
have had chances, but was unable to finish it off at the end.} 1/2-1/2




[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow RUS"]
[Date "2011.11.20"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Anand,V"]
[Black "Kramnik,V"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2811"]
[BlackElo "2800"]
[EventDate "2011.11.16"]
[ECO "D37"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. Rc1 c5 7. dxc5 Qa5 8.
e3 Rd8 9. Bd6 dxc4 10. Bxc4 Ne4 11. O-O Nxd6 12. cxd6 Bxd6 13. Qb3 Nc6 14.
Rfd1 Be7 15. Be2 h6 16. Nd2 Qb4 17. Qc2 Bd7 18. Nc4 Bf8 19. a3 Qe7 20. Nd6
Be8 21. Nxe8 Rxd1+ 22. Rxd1 Rxe8 23. Qb3 Rd8 24. Rxd8 Nxd8 25. Bf3 g6 26.
Qa4 a6 27. g3 Bg7 28. Qc4 Qd7 29. Kg2 Be5 30. b4 Qc7 31. Qxc7 Bxc7 32. b5
axb5 33. Nxb5 Bb6 34. Nd6 Bc5 35. Nxb7 Nxb7 36. Bxb7 Bxa3 1/2-1/2



[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow RUS"]
[Date "2011.11.20"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Nakamura,Hi"]
[Black "Aronian,L"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2758"]
[BlackElo "2802"]
[EventDate "2011.11.16"]
[ECO "D31"]
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Be7 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bf4 c6 6. e3 Bf5 7. g4 Be6 8.
h4 Nd7 9. Bg3 Nb6 10. f3 Bd6 11. Bxd6 Qxd6 12. Qc2 Ne7 13. Bd3 h5 14. g5
O-O-O 15. Nge2 Kb8 16. Kf2 g6 17. a4 a5 18. Ng3 Rdf8 19. Qd2 f6 20. gxf6
Rxf6 21. Nce4 dxe4 22. Nxe4 Rxf3+ 23. Kxf3 Qd5 24. Qh2+ Ka7 25. Qe5 Rf8+
26. Ke2 Qxe5 27. dxe5 Nd7 28. Nd2 Nxe5 29. Be4 Bg4+ 30. Ke1 Nd5 31. Ra3 Rd8
32. Rh2 Nb4 33. Kf1 Bd1 34. Rg2 Bg4 35. Rh2 Bf5 36. Bxf5 gxf5 37. Rg2 Ng4
38. Nc4 Re8 39. Re2 Nd5 40. Ke1 Re6 41. Rd3 f4 42. e4 Nde3 43. Nxe3 Nxe3
44. Rd7 Rxe4 45. Kf2 Rb4 46. Rh7 Rb3 47. Rxh5 Ng4+ 48. Kf1 f3 49. Rd2 Rb4
50. Rxa5+ Kb6 51. Rg5 Rxa4 52. Rxg4 Rxg4 53. Rh2 1/2-1/2




[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow RUS"]
[Date "2011.11.20"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Gelfand,B"]
[Black "Nepomniachtchi,I"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2744"]
[BlackElo "2730"]
[EventDate "2011.11.16"]
[ECO "D80"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bg5 Ne4 5. Bh4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 dxc4 7. e3 Be6
8. Nf3 Bg7 9. Be2 O-O 10. O-O c5 11. Rb1 b6 12. Ng5 Bd5 13. e4 Bb7 14. d5
h6 15. Nf3 g5 16. Bg3 f5 17. exf5 Qxd5 18. Qa4 Qxf5 19. Bxc4+ Kh8 20. Rbe1
Nc6 21. Re3 Rad8 22. h4 e5 23. hxg5 e4 24. Nh4 Qxg5 25. Bb5 Na5 26. Rfe1 c4
27. Bxc4 Bc6 28. Qb4 Nxc4 29. Qxc4 Bd5 30. Qa4 Rf7 31. Rxe4 Bxe4 32. Rxe4
Qd5 33. Kh2 b5 34. Qc2 Qh5 35. c4 bxc4 36. Rxc4 Rfd7 37. Rc5 Rd5 38. Rxd5
Rxd5 39. Qc8+ Kh7 40. Qc2+ Kg8 41. Qc8+ Bf8 42. Kh3 Qf7 43. Qa6 Rd4 44. Kh2
Rb4 45. a4 Re4 46. a5 Re6 47. Qc8 a6 48. Nf3 Qh5+ 49. Kg1 Qe8 50. Qc4 Qc6
51. Qb3 Bg7 52. Bf4 Kh7 53. Be3 Qe4 54. Bd4 Re7 55. Bxg7 Rxg7 56. Qc3 Qb1+
57. Kh2 Qf5 58. Kg1 Rd7 59. Qe1 Rb7 60. Kh2 Rg7 61. Nh4 Qc2 62. Qe6 Qc7+
1/2-1/2

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Re: Tal Memorial 2011

Post by ciccio on Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:07 pm

[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow RUS"]
[Date "2011.11.22"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Carlsen, Magnus"]
[Black "Svidler, Peter"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D86"]
[WhiteElo "2826"]
[BlackElo "2755"]
[PlyCount "106"]
[EventDate "2011.11.16"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Bc4 c5 8.
Ne2 Nc6 9. Be3 O-O 10. O-O b6 11. dxc5 Qc7 {[%eval 31,0]} 12. f4 {[%eval 16,0]}
bxc5 {[%eval 18,0]} 13. Rb1 {[%eval 18,0]} Rd8 {[%eval 1,0]} 14. Qa4 {[%eval 2,
0]} Na5 {[%eval 2,0]} 15. Bd5 {[%eval 0,0]} Bd7 {[%eval 0,0]} 16. Qa3 {[%eval
0,0]} Rac8 {[%eval -1,0]} 17. f5 {[%eval -1,0]} e6 {[%eval 0,0]} 18. Bf4 {
[%eval 0,0]} Be5 {[%eval 0,0]} 19. fxe6 {[%eval 0,0]} fxe6 {[%eval 0,0]} 20.
Bb3 {[%eval 0,0]} Nxb3 {[%eval 0,0]} 21. axb3 {[%eval 0,0]} Rf8 {[%eval 0,0]}
22. Qc1 {[%eval -6,0]} c4 {[%eval -9,0]} 23. b4 {[%eval -7,0]} Qb6+ {[%eval
-10,0]} 24. Kh1 {[%eval -17,0]} Bg7 {[%eval -15,0]} 25. e5 {[%eval -14,0]} Bc6
{[%eval -16,0]} 26. Nd4 {[%eval -7,0]} Bd5 {[%eval -6,0]} 27. Ra1 {[%eval -8,0]
} Qb7 {[%eval -10,0]} 28. Qc2 {[%eval -12,0]} Rc7 {[%eval -9,0]} 29. Bg3 {
[%eval -7,0]} Rcf7 {[%eval -4,0]} 30. Rxf7 {[%eval -1,0]} Qxf7 {[%eval 0,0]}
31. Qe2 {[%eval -1,0]} g5 {[%eval -9,0]} 32. h3 {[%eval -18,0]} h5 {[%eval -20,
0]} 33. Kg1 {[%eval -21,0]} h4 {[%eval -11,0]} 34. Bh2 {[%eval -13,0]} Qg6 {
[%eval -26,0]} 35. Rd1 {[%eval -25,0]} g4 {[%eval -12,0]} 36. hxg4 {[%eval 0,0]
} Qg5 {[%eval 0,0]} 37. Nf5 {[%eval 0,0]} exf5 {[%eval 10,0]} 38. Rxd5 {[%eval
29,0]} fxg4 {[%eval 31,0]} 39. Kh1 {[%eval 29,0]} h3 {[%eval 33,0]} 40. gxh3 {
[%eval 33,0]} gxh3 {[%eval 28,0]} 41. Rd4 {[%eval 11,0]} Qc1+ {[%eval 0,0]} 42.
Rd1 {[%eval -1,0]} Qxc3 {[%eval -2,0]} 43. e6 {[%eval -1,0]} Qb2 {[%eval 0,0]}
44. Qe4 {[%eval 0,0]} Qg2+ $1 {[%eval 0,0]} 45. Qxg2 {[%eval -3,0]} hxg2+ {
[%eval -3,0]} 46. Kxg2 {[%eval 0,0]} Re8 {[%eval 0,0]} 47. Rd6 {[%eval 0,0]}
Bf8 {[%eval 0,0]} 48. Rc6 {[%eval 0,0]} Bxb4 {[%eval 0,0]} 49. Rxc4 {[%eval 0,
0]} a5 {[%eval -1,0]} 50. Rc6 {[%eval -1,0]} Kg7 {[%eval 0,0]} 51. Kf3 {[%eval
0,0]} Kf6 {[%eval 0,0]} 52. Ke4 {[%eval 0,0]} Rxe6+ {[%eval 0,0]} 53. Be5+ {
[%eval 0,0]} Kf7 1/2-1/2

[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow RUS"]
[Date "2011.11.22"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Nepomniachtchi, Ian"]
[Black "Karjakin, Sergey"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E32"]
[WhiteElo "2730"]
[BlackElo "2763"]
[PlyCount "79"]
[EventDate "2011.11.16"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 d5 7. Bg5 c5 8.
dxc5 d4 9. Qc2 e5 {[%eval 0,0]} 10. e3 {[%eval 0,0]} h6 {[%eval 0,0]} 11. Bh4 {
[%eval 0,0]} Qe7 {[%eval 0,0]} 12. Be2 {[%eval 0,0]} Re8 {[%eval 0,0]} 13. Rd1
{[%eval 18,0]} a5 {[%eval 14,0]} 14. Nf3 {[%eval -7,0]} Nc6 {[%eval -4,0]} 15.
O-O {[%eval 0,0]} d3 $1 {[%eval -5,0]} 16. Rxd3 $1 {[%eval -5,0]} e4 {[%eval
25,0]} 17. Rd6 {[%eval 25,0]} exf3 {[%eval 0,0]} 18. Bxf6 {[%eval 15,0]} fxe2 {
[%eval 44,0]} 19. Bxe7 {[%eval 54,0]} exf1=Q+ {[%eval 54,0]} 20. Kxf1 {[%eval
40,0]} Rxe7 {[%eval 46,0]} 21. b3 {[%eval 88,0]} Be6 {[%eval 76,0]} 22. Qc3 {
[%eval 75,0]} Rc7 {[%eval 111,0]} 23. e4 {[%eval 121,0]} Re7 {[%eval 120,0]}
24. h3 {[%eval 112,0]} f5 {[%eval 97,0]} 25. exf5 {[%eval 70,0]} Bxf5 {[%eval
65,0]} 26. Kg1 {[%eval 103,0]} Be6 {[%eval 150,0]} 27. Rd3 {[%eval 126,0]} Bf5
{[%eval 103,0]} 28. Rd6 {[%eval 127,0]} Be6 {[%eval 150,0]} 29. Rd3 {[%eval
126,0]} Bf5 {[%eval 103,0]} 30. Rd5 {[%eval 115,0]} Be6 {[%eval 112,0]} 31. b4
{[%eval 122,0]} axb4 {[%eval 96,0]} 32. axb4 {[%eval 99,0]} Rae8 {[%eval 123,0]
} 33. b5 {[%eval 122,0]} Bxd5 {[%eval 113,0]} 34. cxd5 {[%eval 90,0]} Ne5 {
[%eval 84,0]} 35. c6 {[%eval 82,0]} bxc6 {[%eval 56,0]} 36. bxc6 {[%eval 54,0]}
Nxc6 {[%eval 49,0]} 37. Qxc6 {[%eval 19,0]} Rd8 {[%eval 18,0]} 38. g3 {[%eval
44,0]} Red7 {[%eval 43,0]} 39. Qe6+ {[%eval 16,0]} Kh8 {[%eval 71,0]} 40. Kg2
1/2-1/2

[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow RUS"]
[Date "2011.11.22"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A15"]
[WhiteElo "2800"]
[BlackElo "2758"]
[PlyCount "83"]
[EventDate "2011.11.16"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Qb3 Nb6 6. d4 Bg7 7. Bf4 Be6 8.
Qa3 Nc6 9. e3 O-O 10. Be2 a5 {[%eval 15,0]} 11. O-O {[%eval 15,0]} Nb4 {[%eval
15,0]} 12. Rfc1 {[%eval 16,0]} c6 {[%eval 21,0]} 13. Be5 {[%eval 13,0]} Bh6 {
[%eval 15,0]} 14. Ne4 {[%eval 21,0]} Nd7 {[%eval 20,0]} 15. Nc5 {[%eval 19,0]}
Nxc5 {[%eval 14,0]} 16. Rxc5 {[%eval 10,0]} Nd5 {[%eval 23,0]} 17. Bc4 {[%eval
40,0]} Qb6 {[%eval 49,0]} 18. e4 {[%eval 62,0]} Nf6 {[%eval 60,0]} 19. Bxe6 {
[%eval 76,0]} fxe6 {[%eval 99,0]} 20. Rc2 {[%eval 101,0]} Qb4 {[%eval 103,0]}
21. Qd3 {[%eval 87,0]} Rac8 {[%eval 88,0]} 22. Ne1 {[%eval 99,0]} Nd7 {[%eval
78,0]} 23. Bg3 {[%eval 32,0]} c5 {[%eval -2,0]} 24. d5 {[%eval 0,0]} Nf6 {
[%eval 0,0]} 25. d6 {[%eval 0,0]} Qxe4 {[%eval -7,0]} 26. dxe7 {[%eval -7,0]}
Rfe8 {[%eval 0,0]} 27. Qb5 {[%eval -4,0]} Qb4 {[%eval -4,0]} 28. Qf1 {[%eval
-6,0]} Rxe7 {[%eval -8,0]} 29. Nd3 {[%eval -6,0]} Qb6 {[%eval -8,0]} 30. Ne5 {
[%eval -9,0]} Nd5 {[%eval -5,0]} 31. Qe2 {[%eval 0,0]} Nb4 {[%eval 9,0]} 32.
Rc4 {[%eval 11,0]} Bg7 {[%eval 2,0]} 33. Bh4 {[%eval -19,0]} Ree8 {[%eval -39,
0]} 34. Rd1 {[%eval -47,0]} Nc6 {[%eval -54,0]} 35. Nd7 {[%eval -54,0]} Qxb2 {
[%eval -58,0]} 36. Qxb2 {[%eval -57,0]} Bxb2 {[%eval -44,0]} 37. Rxc5 {[%eval
-34,0]} Rc7 {[%eval -6,0]} 38. Bg3 {[%eval 21,0]} Rcc8 {[%eval 15,0]} 39. Rb5 {
[%eval 7,0]} Bg7 {[%eval 5,0]} 40. Rxb7 {[%eval 6,0]} Nb4 {[%eval 12,0]} 41. a4
{[%eval 17,0]} Nd5 {[%eval -9,0]} 42. Nb6 1/2-1/2

[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow RUS"]
[Date "2011.11.22"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Ivanchuk, Vassily"]
[Black "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D56"]
[WhiteElo "2775"]
[BlackElo "2811"]
[PlyCount "72"]
[EventDate "2011.11.16"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. e3 Ne4 8. Bxe7
Qxe7 9. Rc1 c6 10. Qc2 Nd7 11. a3 Nxc3 12. Qxc3 dxc4 13. Bxc4 b6 14. O-O Bb7 {
[%eval 2,0]} 15. Be2 {[%eval 1,0]} c5 {[%eval 2,0]} 16. Rfd1 {[%eval 2,0]} Rac8
{[%eval 0,0]} 17. dxc5 {[%eval 0,0]} Rxc5 {[%eval 0,0]} 18. Qd2 {[%eval 0,0]}
Rfc8 {[%eval 0,0]} 19. h3 {[%eval -2,0]} Nf6 {[%eval -11,0]} 20. Rxc5 {[%eval
-12,0]} Qxc5 {[%eval -4,0]} 21. Ne1 {[%eval -6,0]} Qc7 {[%eval -7,0]} 22. Qd4 {
[%eval -6,0]} Ne4 {[%eval -6,0]} 23. Bf3 {[%eval -2,0]} Nf6 {[%eval -1,0]} 24.
Bxb7 {[%eval -1,0]} Qxb7 {[%eval -2,0]} 25. Nd3 {[%eval -2,0]} Qe4 {[%eval -1,
0]} 26. Qxe4 {[%eval 0,0]} Nxe4 {[%eval 0,0]} 27. f3 {[%eval 0,0]} Nf6 {[%eval
0,0]} 28. Rc1 {[%eval 0,0]} Rxc1+ {[%eval 0,0]} 29. Nxc1 {[%eval 0,0]} Kf8 {
[%eval 0,0]} 30. Nd3 {[%eval 0,0]} Nd7 {[%eval 0,0]} 31. Kf2 {[%eval 0,0]} Ke7
{[%eval 0,0]} 32. e4 {[%eval 0,0]} Kd6 {[%eval -1,0]} 33. Ke3 {[%eval -1,0]}
Nc5 {[%eval -2,0]} 34. Nf4 {[%eval -1,0]} Nd7 {[%eval 0,0]} 35. Nd3 {[%eval -1,
0]} Nc5 {[%eval -2,0]} 36. Nf4 {[%eval -2,0]} Nd7 1/2-1/2

[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow RUS"]
[Date "2011.11.22"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Aronian, Levon"]
[Black "Gelfand, Boris"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D37"]
[WhiteElo "2802"]
[BlackElo "2744"]
[PlyCount "80"]
[EventDate "2011.11.16"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. Be2 dxc4 8.
O-O c5 9. dxc5 Nxc5 10. Bxc4 {[%eval 24,0]} a6 {[%eval 24,0]} 11. Ne5 {[%eval
28,0]} Ncd7 {[%eval 25,0]} 12. Be2 {[%eval 30,0]} Nxe5 {[%eval 33,0]} 13. Bxe5
{[%eval 23,0]} Qa5 {[%eval 23,0]} 14. Bg3 {[%eval 16,0]} b5 {[%eval 15,0]} 15.
Bf3 {[%eval 19,0]} Ra7 {[%eval 17,0]} 16. Ne2 {[%eval 17,0]} Bb7 {[%eval 20,0]}
17. Bxb7 {[%eval 19,0]} Rxb7 {[%eval 17,0]} 18. Nd4 {[%eval 18,0]} Rd7 {[%eval
16,0]} 19. Qc2 {[%eval 14,0]} Bd6 {[%eval 20,0]} 20. Nc6 {[%eval 18,0]} Qb6 {
[%eval 6,0]} 21. Bxd6 {[%eval 3,0]} Rxd6 {[%eval 4,0]} 22. Rac1 {[%eval 4,0]}
Kh8 {[%eval 13,0]} 23. Rfd1 {[%eval 17,0]} Rxd1+ {[%eval 16,0]} 24. Qxd1 {
[%eval 21,0]} h6 {[%eval 26,0]} 25. g3 {[%eval 19,0]} Qc7 {[%eval 14,0]} 26.
Rc2 {[%eval 30,0]} Rc8 {[%eval 37,0]} 27. Qd3 {[%eval 26,0]} Ng4 {[%eval 26,0]}
28. Rc3 {[%eval 49,0]} Qb7 {[%eval 70,0]} 29. Qd6 {[%eval 54,0]} Qa8 {[%eval
56,0]} 30. e4 {[%eval 51,0]} Nf6 {[%eval 12,0]} 31. f3 {[%eval 9,0]} a5 {
[%eval 18,0]} 32. Qc5 {[%eval 7,0]} b4 {[%eval -5,0]} 33. Rc4 {[%eval -6,0]}
Qa6 {[%eval -3,0]} 34. b3 {[%eval -2,0]} Kh7 {[%eval -2,0]} 35. Qd6 {[%eval -6,
0]} a4 {[%eval -12,0]} 36. Rc2 {[%eval -10,0]} axb3 {[%eval -8,0]} 37. axb3 {
[%eval -4,0]} Qa1+ {[%eval -2,0]} 38. Kg2 {[%eval -3,0]} Qb1 {[%eval -3,0]} 39.
Qd2 {[%eval -4,0]} Qxb3 {[%eval -5,0]} 40. Nxb4 {[%eval 0,0]} Rb8 1/2-1/2
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Re: Tal Memorial 2011

Post by ciccio on Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:23 pm

[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow/Russia"]
[Date "2011.11.23"]
[Round "7.5"]
[White "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Black "Ivanchuk, Vassily"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D83"]
[WhiteElo "2758"]
[BlackElo "2775"]
[PlyCount "80"]
[EventDate "2011.??.??"]


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 {As mentioned in a previous game, the Gruenfeld
is the new cool way of meeting 1. d4} 4. Bf4 {Nakamura decides to switch
variations after not getting much more then a very complex position against
Svidler with 4. cxd5} Bg7 5. e3 O-O 6. Rc1 dxc4 (6... c5) (6... c6 {are more
common moves}) 7. Bxc4 {[%eval 25,0]} Nbd7 {[%eval 33,0]} 8. Nb5 $6 {[%eval 20,
0] It's hard to criticize a 2750's 8th move, but I have a hard time
understanding this move. The queen's knight in the Gruenfeld sometimes has
some interesting stories. It is not unusual that the N jumps to b5, then to c7,
boldly takes the rook on a8 while Black opens up the center and counterattacks
against the king to compensate for the material deficit. However this is just
not one of those cases, the N clearly can't go to c7 after 8... c6. Hikaru's
idea lays elsewhere, but it seems dubious.} c6 {[%eval 0,0]} 9. Bc7 {[%eval -1,
0]} Qe8 {[%eval -6,0]} 10. Nc3 {[%eval -10,0] Hikaru might have reached this
position in his mind and thought that Black would have a hard time developing.
If, for example, he decideds to play 10... Nb6, he would lose control over
both c5 and e5 making his breaks that much harder to achieve. He may have
thought that 10.. . e5 lost to 11. Bd6, but Vassily disagreed.} e5 $1 {[%eval
-11,0]} 11. dxe5 {[%eval -18,0]} Nxe5 {[%eval -27,0]} 12. Be2 {[%eval -24,0]}
Bf5 {[%eval -22,0]} 13. Nf3 {[%eval -22,0]} Nxf3+ {[%eval -18,0]} 14. Bxf3 {
[%eval -18,0]} Rc8 {[%eval -17,0] Black got a dream position out of the
opening. His pieces are active and his slightly better developed. Hikaru is
only slightly worse, but having this situation after only 14 moves with White
is very unpleasant.} 15. Bg3 {[%eval -18,0]} Ne4 {[%eval -14,0]} 16. Bxe4 {
[%eval -13,0]} Bxe4 {[%eval -11,0]} 17. O-O {[%eval -11,0]} Rd8 {[%eval -20,0]}
18. Qa4 {[%eval -18,0]} Bd3 {[%eval -13,0]} 19. Rfd1 {[%eval -5,0]} b5 {[%eval
-11,0]} 20. Qa5 {[%eval -36,0]} Rd7 {[%eval -46,0]} 21. Rd2 {[%eval -38,0]} Qe7
{[%eval -25,0]} 22. Rcd1 {[%eval -29,0]} Rfd8 {[%eval -32,0] Pair of bishops,
queenside majority, queenside pressure. Black is still only slightly better
but there is no doubt that the pull is quite lasting.} 23. a3 {[%eval -29,0]}
h5 {[%eval -36,0]} 24. h3 {[%eval -35,0]} h4 {[%eval -32,0]} 25. Bh2 {[%eval
-37,0]} Kh7 $6 {[%eval -37,0]} 26. Bc7 $1 {[%eval -28,0] A nice stroke,
forcing the exchange of a pair of bishops. This gives White some breathing
room.} Rxc7 {[%eval -36,0]} 27. Rxd3 {[%eval -34,0]} Rxd3 {[%eval -25,0]} 28.
Rxd3 {[%eval -33,0]} Bf6 {[%eval -25,0]} 29. Rd2 $6 {[%eval -39,0]} Rd7 {
[%eval -119,0]} 30. Rc2 {[%eval -172,0]} Qe6 {[%eval -142,0]} 31. Qb4 {[%eval
-81,0]} a5 {[%eval -50,0]} 32. Qf4 {[%eval -52,0]} Kg7 {[%eval -80,0]} 33. Rc1
$6 $19 {[%eval -163,0] another strange move in a series of strange decisions.
This allows the black rook access to the 2nd rank.} a4 {[%eval -198,0]} 34. Qb4
{[%eval -224,0]} Rd3 $2 $17 {[%eval -193,0]} 35. Rc2 $2 {[%eval -376,0] The
last bad move seals the deal. Ivanchuk doesn't let this opportunity escape.}
Qb3 {[%eval -680,0]} 36. Qxb3 {[%eval -828,0]} axb3 {[%eval -892,0]} 37. Rc1 {
[%eval -989,0]} Bxc3 {[%eval -989,0]} 38. bxc3 {[%eval -964,0]} c5 {[%eval
-922,0]} 39. Kf1 {[%eval -992,0]} c4 {[%eval -1219,0]} 40. Ke2 {[%eval -1290,0]
} Rxc3 {An unusually weak effort by the American who we all know can play much
better than this. Everyone is in their right to play bad game here and there,
though. I do hope he picks himself up in these upcoming last rounds and shows
that his fighting spirit can also result in some sweet victories.} 0-1

[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow/Russia"]
[Date "2011.11.23"]
[Round "7.2"]
[White "Gelfand, Boris"]
[Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D37"]
[WhiteElo "2744"]
[BlackElo "2800"]
[PlyCount "96"]
[EventDate "2011.??.??"]


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. Be2 dxc4 8.
O-O c5 9. dxc5 Nxc5 10. Bxc4 {[%eval 24,0]} Qxd1 {[%eval 23,0]} 11. Rfxd1 {
[%eval 22,0]} b6 {[%eval 20,0]} 12. Nd4 {[%eval 17,0]} Bb7 {[%eval 39,0]} 13.
Rac1 {[%eval 37,0]} a6 {[%eval 17,0]} 14. b4 {[%eval 22,0]} Nce4 {[%eval 18,0]}
15. Nxe4 {[%eval 27,0]} Bxe4 {[%eval 30,0]} 16. a3 {[%eval 33,0]} Rfc8 {[%eval
33,0]} 17. f3 {[%eval 24,0]} Bb7 {[%eval 28,0]} 18. e4 {[%eval 38,0]} a5 {
[%eval 34,0]} 19. Nxe6 {[%eval 21,0]} axb4 {[%eval 21,0]} 20. axb4 {[%eval 43,
0]} b5 {[%eval 44,0]} 21. Nc7 {[%eval 20,0]} bxc4 {[%eval 18,0]} 22. Nxa8 {
[%eval 17,0]} Bxa8 {[%eval 16,0]} 23. Bd6 {[%eval 16,0]} Kf8 $1 {[%eval 16,0]}
24. Bxe7+ {[%eval 16,0]} Kxe7 {[%eval 17,0]} 25. Rd4 {[%eval 15,0]} c3 {[%eval
15,0]} 26. Rd3 {[%eval 14,0]} c2 {[%eval 11,0]} 27. Rd2 {[%eval 5,0]} Nxe4 {
[%eval -8,0]} 28. Rdxc2 {[%eval -5,0]} Rxc2 {[%eval -5,0]} 29. Rxc2 {[%eval -8,
0]} Nd6 {[%eval -12,0]} 30. Kf2 {[%eval -24,0]} Kd7 {[%eval -22,0]} 31. Ke3 {
[%eval -11,0]} Nb5 {[%eval -9,0]} 32. Rc5 {[%eval -11,0]} Bc6 {[%eval -6,0]}
33. Kd3 {[%eval -18,0]} f6 {[%eval -26,0]} 34. Rh5 {[%eval -14,0]} h6 {[%eval
-10,0]} 35. Kc4 {[%eval -8,0]} Nc7 {[%eval -2,0]} 36. Ra5 {[%eval -7,0]} Kd6 {
[%eval -25,0]} 37. Kd4 {[%eval -23,0]} g5 {[%eval -7,0]} 38. Ra1 {[%eval -16,0]
} f5 {[%eval -16,0]} 39. h4 {[%eval -2,0]} f4 {[%eval -2,0]} 40. hxg5 {[%eval
-2,0]} hxg5 {[%eval 0,0]} 41. Rh1 {[%eval 0,0]} g4 {[%eval 0,0]} 42. fxg4 {
[%eval 0,0]} Bxg2 {[%eval 0,0]} 43. Rh6+ {[%eval 0,0]} Ne6+ {[%eval 0,0]} 44.
Kd3 {[%eval -2,0]} Bf3 {[%eval -2,0]} 45. Rf6 {[%eval 0,0]} Bxg4 {[%eval 0,0]}
46. Ke4 {[%eval -1,0]} f3 {[%eval -1,0]} 47. Ke3 {[%eval 0,0]} Ke5 {[%eval 0,0]
} 48. Rxf3 {[%eval 0,0]} Bxf3 1/2-1/2


[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow/Russia"]
[Date "2011.11.23"]
[Round "7.1"]
[White "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Black "Carlsen, Magnus"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D85"]
[WhiteElo "2811"]
[BlackElo "2826"]
[PlyCount "58"]
[EventDate "2011.??.??"]


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Be3 c5 8.
Qd2 cxd4 9. cxd4 Nc6 10. Rd1 O-O 11. Nf3 Bg4 12. Be2 Rc8 13. O-O Qa5 14. h3 {
[%eval 8,0]} Bxf3 {[%eval 12,0]} 15. Bxf3 {[%eval 13,0]} Qxd2 {[%eval 6,0]} 16.
Rxd2 {[%eval 2,0]} Na5 {[%eval 3,0]} 17. e5 {[%eval 3,0]} Nc4 {[%eval 1,0]} 18.
Rd3 {[%eval 8,0]} Nxe3 {[%eval 8,0]} 19. fxe3 {[%eval 1,0]} Rc7 {[%eval 8,0]}
20. Be4 {[%eval 7,0]} Rfc8 {[%eval 1,0]} 21. Rb3 {[%eval 0,0]} b6 {[%eval 1,0]}
22. Kf2 {[%eval 2,0]} f6 {[%eval 0,0]} 23. exf6 {[%eval 7,0]} Bxf6 {[%eval 7,0]
} 24. Ke2 {[%eval 0,0]} Kg7 {[%eval 0,0]} 25. Rd1 {[%eval 0,0]} Rc3 {[%eval 4,
0]} 26. Rd3 {[%eval 4,0]} Rc2+ {[%eval 0,0]} 27. Rd2 {[%eval 9,0]} R2c3 {
[%eval 10,0]} 28. Rd3 {[%eval 1,0]} Rc2+ {[%eval 0,0]} 29. Rd2 {[%eval 0,0]}
R2c3 1/2-1/2


[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow/Russia"]
[Date "2011.11.23"]
[Round "7.3"]
[White "Karjakin, Sergey"]
[Black "Aronian, Levon"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C84"]
[WhiteElo "2763"]
[BlackElo "2802"]
[PlyCount "75"]
[EventDate "2011.??.??"]


1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 d6 7. c3 O-O 8. Re1
b5 9. Bc2 d5 10. Nbd2 dxe4 11. dxe4 Be6 {[%eval 15,0]} 12. h3 {[%eval 10,0]}
Bc5 {[%eval 11,0]} 13. a4 {[%eval 13,0]} Ba7 {[%eval 11,0]} 14. Nf1 {[%eval 10,
0]} h6 {[%eval 11,0]} 15. Ne3 {[%eval 23,0]} Qd6 {[%eval 31,0]} 16. Qe2 {
[%eval 29,0]} Bxe3 {[%eval 31,0]} 17. Bxe3 {[%eval 46,0]} Bc4 {[%eval 46,0]}
18. Qd2 {[%eval 28,0]} Rfd8 {[%eval 27,0]} 19. b4 {[%eval 23,0]} Qe6 {[%eval 8,
0]} 20. Qc1 {[%eval 5,0]} a5 {[%eval 12,0]} 21. bxa5 {[%eval 13,0]} bxa4 {
[%eval 13,0]} 22. Rxa4 {[%eval 19,0]} Bb5 {[%eval 22,0]} 23. Ra3 {[%eval 19,0]}
Rxa5 {[%eval 18,0]} 24. Rxa5 {[%eval 18,0]} Nxa5 {[%eval 18,0]} 25. Qa3 {
[%eval 16,0]} Nc4 {[%eval 6,0]} 26. Qc5 {[%eval 2,0]} c6 {[%eval 17,0]} 27. Qb4
{[%eval 31,0]} Nxe3 {[%eval 37,0]} 28. Rxe3 {[%eval 44,0]} Rd7 {[%eval 50,0]}
29. Re1 {[%eval 34,0]} Qe7 {[%eval 19,0]} 30. Rb1 {[%eval 18,0]} Rb7 {[%eval
11,0]} 31. c4 {[%eval 7,0]} c5 {[%eval 4,0]} 32. Qc3 {[%eval 2,0]} Bc6 {[%eval
0,0]} 33. Qxe5 {[%eval 0,0]} Rxb1+ {[%eval 0,0]} 34. Bxb1 {[%eval 0,0]} Qxe5 {
[%eval 0,0]} 35. Nxe5 {[%eval 0,0]} Bxe4 {[%eval 0,0]} 36. Bxe4 {[%eval 0,0]}
Nxe4 {[%eval 0,0]} 37. Nd3 {[%eval 0,0]} Nd6 {[%eval 0,0]} 38. Nxc5 1/2-1/2


[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow/Russia"]
[Date "2011.11.23"]
[Round "7.4"]
[White "Svidler, Peter"]
[Black "Nepomniachtchi, Ian"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A34"]
[WhiteElo "2755"]
[BlackElo "2730"]
[PlyCount "115"]
[EventDate "2011.??.??"]


1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. e3 Nf6 5. Be2 d5 6. d4 exd4 7. exd4 cxd4 8.
Nxd4 dxc4 9. Nxc6 Qxd1+ 10. Nxd1 bxc6 11. Bxc4 Bb4+ 12. Bd2 Bxd2+ 13. Kxd2 {
[%eval 5,0]} Ne4+ {[%eval 16,0]} 14. Kc2 {[%eval 28,0]} O-O {[%eval 45,0]} 15.
Re1 {[%eval 39,0]} Nd6 {[%eval 28,0]} 16. Bd3 {[%eval 43,0]} Nb5 {[%eval 46,0]}
17. b3 {[%eval 43,0]} Rd8 {[%eval 50,0]} 18. Nc3 {[%eval 48,0]} Be6 {[%eval 27,
0]} 19. Rad1 {[%eval 20,0]} Nd4+ {[%eval 37,0]} 20. Kb2 {[%eval 44,0]} c5 {
[%eval 47,0]} 21. Ne4 {[%eval 44,0]} Rac8 {[%eval 46,0]} 22. Ng5 {[%eval 63,0]}
g6 {[%eval 61,0]} 23. Nxe6 {[%eval 59,0]} Nxe6 {[%eval 60,0]} 24. Bc4 {[%eval
59,0]} Rxd1 {[%eval 62,0]} 25. Rxd1 {[%eval 66,0]} Nd4 {[%eval 46,0]} 26. Kc3 {
[%eval 25,0]} a5 {[%eval 29,0]} 27. a3 {[%eval 30,0]} Kf8 {[%eval 26,0]} 28.
Re1 {[%eval 36,0]} Nf5 {[%eval 40,0]} 29. Re4 {[%eval 27,0]} Nd6 {[%eval 33,0]}
30. Rh4 {[%eval 32,0]} h5 {[%eval 16,0]} 31. Bd3 {[%eval 16,0]} Ke7 {[%eval 19,
0]} 32. Ra4 {[%eval 22,0]} Ra8 {[%eval 22,0]} 33. Kd2 {[%eval 24,0]} f5 {
[%eval 26,0]} 34. h4 {[%eval 22,0]} Kf6 {[%eval 20,0]} 35. b4 {[%eval 20,0]}
cxb4 {[%eval 34,0]} 36. axb4 {[%eval 39,0]} Nb7 {[%eval 38,0]} 37. g3 {[%eval
38,0]} g5 {[%eval 30,0]} 38. f4 {[%eval 30,0]} gxf4 {[%eval 47,0]} 39. gxf4 {
[%eval 82,0]} Kg6 {[%eval 65,0]} 40. Ra3 {[%eval 31,0]} Kf6 {[%eval 31,0]} 41.
Ra1 {[%eval 30,0]} Ke6 {[%eval 30,0]} 42. Ra4 {[%eval 33,0]} Kf6 {[%eval 35,0]}
43. Ra3 {[%eval 33,0]} Ke7 {[%eval 33,0]} 44. Ke3 {[%eval 59,0]} Kf6 {[%eval
58,0]} 45. b5 {[%eval 32,0]} Re8+ {[%eval 33,0]} 46. Kd4 {[%eval 34,0]} Rd8+ {
[%eval 35,0]} 47. Kc4 {[%eval 35,0]} Ke6 {[%eval 32,0]} 48. Be2 {[%eval 29,0]}
Rc8+ {[%eval 36,0]} 49. Kd4 {[%eval 54,0]} Rd8+ {[%eval 75,0]} 50. Ke3 {[%eval
63,0]} Rb8 $2 $18 {[%eval 115,0]} 51. Bxh5 $2 $14 {[%eval 123,0]} Rh8 {[%eval
109,0]} 52. Bf3 {[%eval 111,0]} Nd6 {[%eval 83,0]} 53. Be2 {[%eval 76,0]} Rxh4
{[%eval 31,0]} 54. Rxa5 {[%eval 22,0]} Kd5 {[%eval 24,0]} 55. Ra6 {[%eval 19,0]
} Nc4+ {[%eval 20,0]} 56. Kf3 {[%eval 10,0]} Rh3+ {[%eval 3,0]} 57. Kg2 {
[%eval 6,0]} Rb3 {[%eval 6,0]} 58. Bxc4+ 1/2-1/2
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Re: Tal Memorial 2011

Post by ciccio on Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:26 pm

[Event "Tal Memorial 2011"]
[Site "Moscow, Russia"]
[Date "2011.11.24"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Aronian, Levon"]
[Black "Svidler, Peter"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D93"]
[WhiteElo "2802"]
[BlackElo "2755"]
[Annotator "Ramirez, Alejandro"]
[PlyCount "107"]
[EventDate "2011.??.??"]
[TimeControl "6000+30"]


1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 2. c4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} g6 {[%emt 0:
00:00]} 3. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 4. Bf4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Bg7
{[%emt 0:00:00]} 5. e3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} c5 {[%emt 0:04:00]} 6. dxc5 {[%emt 0:
00:30]} Qa5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 7. Rc1 {[%emt 0:00:00]} dxc4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 8.
Bxc4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:30]} 9. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Qxc5 {[%emt
0:01:30]} 10. Bb3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 11. O-O {[%emt 0:00:00]
} Qa5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 12. h3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Bf5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 13. Qe2 {
[%emt 0:00:00]} Ne4 {[%emt 0:00:30] This position has been hotly debated since
the Karpov-Kasparov match of 1986. In that case, 14. Nd5 was tried.} 14. Nxe4 {
[%emt 0:01:30] A rare move, and kind of passive.} (14. Nd5 e5 15. Rxc6 (15. Bh2
$5) 15... bxc6 16. Ne7+ Kh8 17. Nxc6 {And this position can still be seen
often today, though Black has found ways to equalize.}) 14... Bxe4 {[%emt 0:00:
30]} 15. Rfd1 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Qh5 {[%eval 4,0] [%emt 0:06:30]} 16. Bc2 {
[%eval 4,0] [%emt 0:00:00]} Bxc2 {[%eval 8,0] [%emt 0:04:30]} 17. Qxc2 {[%eval
14,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} Qb5 {[%eval 18,0] [%emt 0:01:30]} 18. a4 {[%eval 12,0]
[%emt 0:00:30]} (18. e4 {was played between Kozhunarov and Drenchev.}) 18...
Qb4 {[%eval 5,0] [%emt 0:13:30] White has slightly better piece development,
as his rooks are in the open files, but it is quite a miniscule advantage.
Black can't be displeased with the ways things have ended from the opening.
However Aronian is a master of squeezing positional advantages, and
immediately sets off to create problems. '!'} 19. Ne1 {[%eval 2,0] [%emt 0:00:
00] With the obvious goal of Nd3-c5.} e5 {[%eval 1,0] [%emt 0:14:30]} (19...
Qxb2 20. Qxb2 Bxb2 21. Rb1 Bf6 22. Rxb7 Nd8 23. Rbd7 Ne6 $11 {Creates the
equalizing threat of Rfd8, as well as targeting the f4 bishop. This was
probably the easiest way to full equality.}) 20. Bg3 {[%eval 8,0] [%emt 0:02:
00]} Rfd8 {[%eval 8,0] [%emt 0:05:30]} 21. Nd3 {[%eval 2,0] [%emt 0:03:30]} Qe7
{[%eval 9,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} 22. Qc5 {[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:04:30]} Rd6 {[%eval
-15,0] [%emt 0:11:30]} 23. b4 {[%eval -7,0] [%emt 0:09:30]} Rad8 {[%eval -6,0]
[%emt 0:03:30]} 24. b5 {[%eval -7,0] [%emt 0:11:30]} Rd5 {[%eval -1,0] [%emt 0:
01:30] '!'} 25. Qc2 {[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:09:30]} e4 {[%eval 14,0] [%emt 0:01:
30]} 26. Nf4 {[%eval 23,0] [%emt 0:04:30]} Rxd1+ {[%eval 25,0] [%emt 0:00:30]}
27. Rxd1 {[%eval 27,0] [%emt 0:01:30]} Rxd1+ {[%eval 18,0] [%emt 0:00:00]} 28.
Qxd1 {[%eval 15,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} Nb4 {[%eval 14,0] [%emt 0:00:00]} 29. Qc1 {
[%eval 13,0] [%emt 0:01:30]} Bf6 {[%eval 17,0] [%emt 0:11:30] Svidler has
still managed to get a relatively comfortable position.} 30. Qc8+ {[%eval 14,0]
[%emt 0:05:30]} Kg7 {[%eval 10,0] [%emt 0:00:00]} 31. Qb8 {[%eval 35,0] [%emt
0:06:30]} a6 {[%eval 30,0] [%emt 0:03:00]} 32. b6 {[%eval 1,0] [%emt 0:09:30]}
(32. Nxg6 Kxg6 33. Bd6 Qd8 34. Qxd8 Bxd8 35. Bxb4 axb5 36. axb5 Kf6 {is not
dangerous for Black.}) 32... Nc6 {[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:02:30]} 33. Qc8 {[%eval
0,0] [%emt 0:02:30]} h5 {[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:01:30]} 34. Ne2 {[%eval 0,0]
[%emt 0:12:30]} Nd8 {[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:08:09]} 35. Bc7 {[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:
06:30]} Qe6 {[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:00:23]} 36. Qb8 {[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:04:04]}
Qd7 $6 {[%eval 16,0] [%emt 0:02:09] Svidler starts playing too passively, when
he had a good opportunity to simply counter-attack now that all of White's
pieces seem kind of stuck on the queenside.} (36... Qa2 37. Nf4 Qxa4 $1 38.
Bxd8 Qd1+ 39. Kh2 Bxd8 40. Qxb7 Qd6 $11) 37. Be5 {[%eval 38,0] [%emt 0:05:32]}
Ne6 {[%eval 42,0] [%emt 0:08:14]} 38. Nc3 {[%eval 63,0] [%emt 0:04:53]} Qc6 {
[%eval 88,0] [%emt 0:04:20]} 39. a5 {[%eval 70,0] [%emt 0:04:46]} h4 {[%eval
64,0] [%emt 0:01:00]} 40. Bxf6+ {[%eval 154,0] [%emt 0:00:00]} Kxf6 {[%eval
173,0] [%emt 0:00:00] This looks wrong, but on the other hand it's hard to say
where White's checks are.} 41. Qh8+ {[%eval 120,0] [%emt 0:01:45]} Kf5 {[%eval
141,0] [%emt 0:00:45]} 42. Qxh4 $3 $18 {[%eval 169,0] [%emt 0:02:30] A
brilliant refutation. This isn't just far prettier than the prozaic 42. Ne2,
it is also much, much stronger. I believe White is already winning in this
position.} (42. Ne2 g5 43. g3 $1 Kg6 44. gxh4 gxh4 45. Qxh4 Qd5 {with a long
struggle ahead.}) 42... Qxc3 {[%eval 170,0] [%emt 0:01:30] Black had little
choice in the matter.} 43. g4+ {[%eval 154,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} Ke5 {[%eval 133,
0] [%emt 0:01:30]} 44. Qh8+ {[%eval 147,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} f6 {[%eval 131,0]
[%emt 0:00:00]} 45. Qb8+ {[%eval 72,0] [%emt 0:00:00]} Kd5 {[%eval 78,0] [%emt
0:00:00]} 46. Qxb7+ {[%eval 144,0] [%emt 0:00:00] So the point of the
combination is revealed. Black has had no choice but to enter this position,
and it is obvious that the passed b-pawn holds immense power. Unfortunately
for him, the black knight is quite awkward in defending against the multiple
threats.} Qc6 {[%eval 197,0] [%emt 0:02:30]} 47. Qb8 $1 {[%eval 203,0] [%emt 0:
11:30] Incredibly strong play by Aronian. This forces Black's pieces to
arrange themselves awkwardly, and they are unable to both defend the b-pawn
and attack White's king.} (47. Qxa6 $2 {is quite materialistic, but the Queen
doesn't find herself in a good place. This gives Black time to activate his
pieces.} Ng5 $1 {Clearly the only hope is a counterattack against the king.
This will achieve one of two things: a perpetual, or force the queen into
passivity.}) (47. Qf7 {was also interesting, just not as strong.}) 47... Nc5 {
[%eval 171,0] [%emt 0:10:30] Forced} (47... Ng5 $4 48. b7 {And there are no
more than a few checks left.}) 48. Qg8+ {[%eval 162,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} Qe6 {
[%eval 136,0] [%emt 0:02:30]} (48... Kd6 49. Qxg6 Nd7 50. h4 $18 {was not a
lesser evil.}) 49. Qxg6 {[%eval 152,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} Kc4 {[%eval 297,0]
[%emt 0:06:30] '+-?'} 50. h4 {[%eval 341,0] [%emt 0:01:30] Now Black has to
worry about two passed pawns. The knight can only do so much. Any exchange of
queens loses immediately for Black. The situation is hopeless.} Kd3 {[%eval
321,0] [%emt 0:02:30]} 51. h5 {[%eval 317,0] [%emt 0:00:00]} Ke2 {[%eval 618,0]
[%emt 0:02:30] '+-?'} 52. h6 {[%eval 979,0] [%emt 0:03:00]} Qc4 {[%eval 1144,0]
[%emt 0:09:45] A last ditch effort, but there are no threats.} 53. h7 {[%eval
1271,0] [%emt 0:02:30]} Ke1 {[%eval 2000,0] [%emt 0:01:02]} 54. Qxf6 {[%emt 0:
01:30] Cooly defending the f2 pawn, and with that any possible counterplay.
Very precise, amazing, beautiful play by the Armenian. He played a relatively
dull opening, but pressed hard and created problems. Finally, at a key
juncture, Svidler remained too passive, and Aronian was swift to seize the
advantage. He finished it off with a beautiful sacrifice that sealed the game
in his favor.} 1-0


[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow/Russia"]
[Date "2011.11.24"]
[Round "8.1"]
[White "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E81"]
[WhiteElo "2811"]
[BlackElo "2758"]
[PlyCount "66"]
[EventDate "2011.??.??"]


1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 2. c4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} g6 {[%emt 0:
00:30]} 3. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Bg7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 4. e4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} d6
{[%emt 0:00:00]} 5. Nge2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} O-O {[%emt 0:01:30]} 6. f3 {[%emt 0:
00:00]} c5 {[%emt 0:01:30]} 7. d5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} e6 {[%emt 0:04:30]} 8. Ng3 {
[%emt 0:00:30]} a6 {[%emt 0:02:30]} 9. a4 {[%emt 0:01:30]} h5 {[%emt 0:01:30]}
10. Bg5 {[%emt 0:11:30]} exd5 {[%emt 0:03:30]} 11. cxd5 {[%emt 0:01:30]} Qc7 {
[%emt 0:24:30]} 12. Qd2 {[%emt 0:05:30]} Nbd7 {[%emt 0:06:30]} 13. Be2 {[%emt
0:02:30]} Rb8 {[%emt 0:01:30]} 14. O-O {[%emt 0:06:30]} c4 {[%eval 12,0] [%emt
0:00:30]} 15. Be3 {[%eval 6,0] [%emt 0:06:30]} h4 {[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:03:30]}
16. Nh1 {[%eval 3,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} h3 {[%eval 11,0] [%emt 0:06:30]} 17. Nf2 {
[%eval 8,0] [%emt 0:11:30]} hxg2 {[%eval 7,0] [%emt 0:03:30]} 18. Kxg2 {[%eval
13,0] [%emt 0:02:30]} Nh5 {[%eval 18,0] [%emt 0:07:30]} 19. f4 {[%eval 37,0]
[%emt 0:04:30]} Nhf6 {[%eval 57,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} 20. Bf3 {[%eval 28,0] [%emt
0:07:30]} Re8 {[%eval 10,0] [%emt 0:03:30]} 21. a5 {[%eval 16,0] [%emt 0:03:30]
} Qd8 $2 $18 {[%eval 82,0] [%emt 0:19:00]} 22. Ne2 {[%eval 126,0] [%emt 0:07:
30]} Nh7 {[%eval 76,0] [%emt 0:04:16]} 23. Ng3 {[%eval 34,0] [%emt 0:03:30]} b6
{[%eval 10,0] [%emt 0:00:47]} 24. axb6 {[%eval 16,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} Nxb6 {
[%eval 17,0] [%emt 0:00:10]} 25. Bd4 {[%eval -1,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} Bxd4 {
[%eval -14,0] [%emt 0:01:01]} 26. Qxd4 {[%eval -12,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} Qf6 {
[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:00:03]} 27. Ne2 {[%eval 12,0] [%emt 0:04:30]} Qxd4 {[%eval
22,0] [%emt 0:02:35]} 28. Nxd4 {[%eval 45,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} Bb7 {[%eval 40,0]
[%emt 0:00:07]} 29. Ra3 {[%eval 22,0] [%emt 0:06:30]} Nf6 {[%eval 21,0] [%emt
0:01:21]} 30. Nc6 {[%eval 24,0] [%emt 0:01:30]} Rbc8 {[%eval 26,0] [%emt 0:02:
31]} 31. Na5 {[%eval 28,0] [%emt 0:03:20]} Ba8 {[%eval 42,0] [%emt 0:00:09]}
32. Nc6 {[%eval 34,0] [%emt 0:06:10]} Bb7 {[%eval 16,0] [%emt 0:00:31]} 33. Na5
{[%eval 25,0] [%emt 0:04:18]} Ba8 {[%emt 0:00:18]} 1/2-1/2


[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow/Russia"]
[Date "2011.11.24"]
[Round "8.3"]
[White "Carlsen, Magnus"]
[Black "Nepomniachtchi, Ian"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B52"]
[WhiteElo "2826"]
[BlackElo "2730"]
[PlyCount "80"]
[EventDate "2011.??.??"]


1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} d6 {[%emt 0:
00:00]} 3. Bb5+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} Bd7 {[%emt 0:01:00]} 4. Bxd7+ {[%emt 0:00:00]}
Qxd7 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 5. c4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:06:30]} 6. d4 {[%emt
0:02:30]} cxd4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 7. Nxd4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} g6 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 8.
Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Bg7 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 9. Be3 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:
00:30]} 10. h3 {[%emt 0:03:30]} O-O {[%emt 0:16:30]} 11. O-O {[%emt 0:00:30]}
a6 {[%emt 0:01:30]} 12. a4 {[%eval 7,0] [%emt 0:01:30]} Rfc8 {[%eval 16,0]
[%emt 0:05:30]} 13. b3 {[%eval 24,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} e6 {[%eval 26,0] [%emt 0:
00:30]} 14. Rc1 {[%eval 14,0] [%emt 0:02:30]} d5 {[%eval 23,0] [%emt 0:01:30]}
15. Nxc6 {[%eval 39,0] [%emt 0:10:30]} bxc6 {[%eval 33,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} 16.
e5 {[%eval 35,0] [%emt 0:01:30]} Ne8 {[%eval 33,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} 17. f4 {
[%eval 32,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} a5 {[%eval 32,0] [%emt 0:19:30]} 18. Ne4 {[%eval
32,0] [%emt 0:03:30]} Bf8 {[%eval 33,0] [%emt 0:03:30]} 19. Rf3 {[%eval 20,0]
[%emt 0:06:30]} Qd8 {[%eval 24,0] [%emt 0:03:30]} 20. Nc5 {[%eval 31,0] [%emt
0:03:30]} Rcb8 {[%eval 21,0] [%emt 0:04:30]} 21. Bf2 {[%eval 29,0] [%emt 0:02:
30]} Nc7 {[%eval 40,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} 22. Qe2 {[%eval 32,0] [%emt 0:12:30]}
Rb4 {[%eval 21,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} 23. Kh2 {[%eval 33,0] [%emt 0:08:30]} Be7 {
[%eval 42,0] [%emt 0:06:30]} 24. Rc2 {[%eval 20,0] [%emt 0:23:30]} Qf8 {[%eval
10,0] [%emt 0:11:30]} 25. Nd7 {[%eval 8,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} Qd8 {[%eval -4,0]
[%emt 0:00:00]} 26. Nc5 {[%eval -2,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} Qf8 {[%eval 10,0] [%emt
0:00:00]} 27. cxd5 {[%eval 30,0] [%emt 0:07:46]} Nxd5 {[%eval 30,0] [%emt 0:00:
30]} 28. g3 {[%eval 30,0] [%emt 0:00:33]} Qc8 {[%eval 44,0] [%emt 0:02:30]} 29.
Be1 {[%eval 43,0] [%emt 0:01:48]} Rb6 {[%eval 43,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} 30. Rc4 {
[%eval 45,0] [%emt 0:02:18]} Rab8 {[%eval 27,0] [%emt 0:08:18]} 31. Qd1 {
[%eval 15,0] [%emt 0:01:57]} Bxc5 {[%eval 12,0] [%emt 0:00:47]} 32. Rxc5 {
[%eval 8,0] [%emt 0:00:01]} Qf8 {[%eval 32,0] [%emt 0:00:15]} 33. Qc2 {[%eval
49,0] [%emt 0:04:07]} Nb4 {[%eval 33,0] [%emt 0:00:39]} 34. Bxb4 {[%eval 35,0]
[%emt 0:04:30]} Rxb4 {[%eval 33,0] [%emt 0:00:04]} 35. Rxa5 {[%eval 10,0]
[%emt 0:01:34]} Qd8 {[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:02:56]} 36. Rc5 {[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:
00:13]} Rxb3 $1 {[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:00:28]} 37. Rxb3 {[%eval 7,0] [%emt 0:00:
07]} Rxb3 {[%eval 7,0] [%emt 0:00:03]} 38. Qxb3 {[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:00:17]}
Qd2+ {[%eval -2,0] [%emt 0:00:05]} 39. Kh1 {[%eval -2,0] [%emt 0:00:07]} Qe1+ {
[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:00:06]} 40. Kg2 {[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:00:00]} Qe2+ {[%emt 0:
00:00]} 1/2-1/2


[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow/Russia"]
[Date "2011.11.24"]
[Round "8.4"]
[White "Ivanchuk, Vassily"]
[Black "Gelfand, Boris"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D46"]
[WhiteElo "2775"]
[BlackElo "2744"]
[PlyCount "81"]
[EventDate "2011.??.??"]


1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 2. c4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} c6 {[%emt 0:
00:00]} 3. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 4. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:30]} e6
{[%emt 0:00:30]} 5. e3 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Nbd7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 6. Qc2 {[%emt 0:
00:00]} Bd6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 7. Bd3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:30]} 8.
O-O {[%emt 0:00:30]} dxc4 {[%emt 0:03:30]} 9. Bxc4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} b5 {[%emt
0:00:30]} 10. Bd3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Bb7 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 11. e4 {[%emt 0:07:30]}
e5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 12. h3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} exd4 {[%emt 0:08:30]} 13. Nxd4 {
[%emt 0:00:00]} Nc5 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 14. Rd1 {[%eval 23,0] [%emt 0:09:30]} b4 {
[%eval 38,0] [%emt 0:08:30]} 15. Na4 {[%eval 52,0] [%emt 0:03:30]} Nxd3 {
[%eval 54,0] [%emt 0:02:30]} 16. Rxd3 {[%eval 58,0] [%emt 0:38:30]} c5 {[%eval
56,0] [%emt 0:05:30]} 17. Nxc5 {[%eval 53,0] [%emt 0:03:30]} Bxc5 {[%eval 42,0]
[%emt 0:00:30]} 18. Qxc5 {[%eval 43,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} Bxe4 {[%eval 59,0]
[%emt 0:03:30]} 19. Rd1 {[%eval 61,0] [%emt 0:12:30]} Qd5 {[%eval 47,0] [%emt
0:17:30]} 20. Qxd5 {[%eval 52,0] [%emt 0:01:30]} Nxd5 {[%eval 73,0] [%emt 0:00:
30]} 21. Nb3 {[%eval 60,0] [%emt 0:12:53]} Rfd8 {[%eval 29,0] [%emt 0:07:30]}
22. Rd4 {[%eval 22,0] [%emt 0:00:07]} Bg6 {[%eval 52,0] [%emt 0:06:30]} 23. Bd2
{[%eval 69,0] [%emt 0:05:09]} a5 {[%eval 63,0] [%emt 0:04:30]} 24. Rc1 {[%eval
67,0] [%emt 0:01:45]} a4 {[%eval 60,0] [%emt 0:03:30]} 25. Nc5 {[%eval 48,0]
[%emt 0:00:01]} a3 {[%eval 38,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} 26. b3 {[%eval 48,0] [%emt 0:
00:01]} h6 {[%eval 47,0] [%emt 0:11:30]} 27. Nb7 {[%eval 27,0] [%emt 0:00:25]}
Rd7 {[%eval 29,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} 28. Nc5 {[%eval 54,0] [%emt 0:00:01]} Rdd8 {
[%eval 52,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} 29. Na4 {[%eval 32,0] [%emt 0:02:15]} f6 {[%eval
47,0] [%emt 0:05:30]} 30. Be1 {[%eval 25,0] [%emt 0:00:22]} Bf7 {[%eval -8,0]
[%emt 0:02:29]} 31. Rc5 {[%eval -24,0] [%emt 0:01:49]} Nf4 $6 $14 {[%eval 9,0]
[%emt 0:05:47]} 32. Rxf4 {[%eval 29,0] [%emt 0:01:43]} Rd1 {[%eval 0,0] [%emt
0:02:12]} 33. Rxb4 {[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:02:45]} Rxe1+ {[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:01:
15]} 34. Kh2 {[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:00:01]} Re2 {[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:02:03]} 35.
Nc3 {[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:01:34]} Rxf2 {[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:00:36]} 36. Rc7 {
[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:01:16]} Rd8 {[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:02:19]} 37. Rbb7 {[%eval
0,0] [%emt 0:02:57]} Rdd2 $1 {[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:00:19]} 38. Rxf7 {[%eval 0,0]
[%emt 0:00:01]} Rxg2+ {[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:00:08]} 39. Kh1 {[%eval 0,0] [%emt
0:00:02]} Rh2+ $1 {[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:04:43]} 40. Kg1 {[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:00:
00]} Rhg2+ {[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:00:00]} 41. Kh1 {[%emt 0:03:23]} 1/2-1/2


[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow/Russia"]
[Date "2011.11.24"]
[Round "8.2"]
[White "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Black "Karjakin, Sergey"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E05"]
[WhiteElo "2800"]
[BlackElo "2763"]
[PlyCount "87"]
[EventDate "2011.??.??"]


1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 2. c4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e6 {[%emt 0:
00:00]} 3. g3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 4. Bg2 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Be7
{[%emt 0:00:30]} 5. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:30]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:30]} 6. O-O {[%emt 0:
00:30]} dxc4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 7. Qc2 {[%emt 0:00:30]} a6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 8. a4
{[%emt 0:00:30]} Bd7 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 9. Rd1 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Bc6 {[%emt 0:01:
30]} 10. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Bxf3 {[%emt 0:01:30]} 11. Bxf3 {[%emt 0:00:30]}
Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 12. Bxc6 {[%emt 0:00:30]} bxc6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 13. Bg5 {
[%emt 0:00:30]} Rb8 {[%eval -9,0] [%emt 0:05:30]} 14. Rac1 {[%eval -7,0] [%emt
0:00:30]} h6 {[%eval -2,0] [%emt 0:18:30]} 15. Bxf6 {[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:02:30]
} Bxf6 {[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} 16. e3 {[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} Qe7 {
[%eval 31,0] [%emt 0:06:30]} 17. Ne4 {[%eval 52,0] [%emt 0:03:30]} Rb4 {[%eval
42,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} 18. Qe2 {[%eval 59,0] [%emt 0:01:30]} Rxa4 {[%eval 71,0]
[%emt 0:03:30]} 19. Rxc4 {[%eval 67,0] [%emt 0:03:30]} Rxc4 {[%eval 53,0]
[%emt 0:03:30]} 20. Qxc4 {[%eval 36,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} e5 {[%eval 55,0] [%emt
0:00:30]} 21. Qxa6 {[%eval 73,0] [%emt 0:23:30]} exd4 {[%eval 54,0] [%emt 0:04:
30]} 22. Nxf6+ {[%eval 54,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} Qxf6 {[%eval 75,0] [%emt 0:00:00]}
23. Rxd4 {[%eval 74,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} Rb8 {[%eval 64,0] [%emt 0:04:00]} 24. b4
{[%eval 51,0] [%emt 0:01:30]} Qe7 {[%eval 42,0] [%emt 0:09:30]} 25. Qc4 {
[%eval 57,0] [%emt 0:07:30]} Rb6 {[%eval 69,0] [%emt 0:04:30]} 26. Qd3 {[%eval
59,0] [%emt 0:09:30]} Rb8 {[%eval 68,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} 27. Qc4 {[%eval 78,0]
[%emt 0:01:30]} Rb6 {[%eval 69,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} 28. Kg2 {[%eval 69,0] [%emt
0:01:30]} Rb5 {[%eval 75,0] [%emt 0:09:30]} 29. e4 {[%eval 49,0] [%emt 0:07:30]
} g5 {[%eval 21,0] [%emt 0:04:30]} 30. f3 {[%eval 28,0] [%emt 0:04:30]} Kg7 {
[%eval 29,0] [%emt 0:05:30]} 31. Qc3 {[%eval 29,0] [%emt 0:08:30]} Qf6 {[%eval
20,0] [%emt 0:01:30]} 32. Kf2 {[%eval 20,0] [%emt 0:03:30]} Qe5 {[%eval 20,0]
[%emt 0:03:30]} 33. Qd2 {[%eval 17,0] [%emt 0:01:30]} Qf6 {[%eval 23,0] [%emt
0:02:30]} 34. Rc4 {[%eval 33,0] [%emt 0:01:30]} Rb8 {[%eval 44,0] [%emt 0:06:
21]} 35. Ke3 {[%eval 41,0] [%emt 0:09:18]} Qe7 {[%eval 34,0] [%emt 0:08:50]}
36. Qc3+ {[%eval 34,0]} Kh7 {[%eval 51,0] [%emt 0:00:22]} 37. Rc5 {[%eval 48,0]
} Rb6 {[%eval 46,0] [%emt 0:02:40]} 38. Rf5 {[%eval 60,0]} Kg8 {[%eval 54,0]
[%emt 0:03:12]} 39. Re5 {[%eval 37,0] [%emt 0:00:00]} Qf8 {[%eval 31,0] [%emt
0:00:00]} 40. Rc5 {[%eval 32,0] [%emt 0:00:00]} Qb8 {[%eval 12,0] [%emt 0:00:
00]} 41. Qf6 {[%eval 20,0] [%emt 0:33:12]} Qf8 {[%eval 24,0] [%emt 0:11:35]}
42. Qc3 {[%eval 16,0] [%emt 0:12:30]} Qb8 {[%eval 12,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} 43. Qf6
{[%eval 0,0] [%emt 0:03:30]} Qf8 {[%eval 41,0] [%emt 0:00:30]} 44. Qc3 {[%emt
0:04:48]} 1/2-1/2
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Re: Tal Memorial 2011

Post by ciccio on Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:32 pm

day 9

[Event "Tal Memorial 2011"]
[Site "Moscow, Russia"]
[Date "2011.11.25"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Svidler, Peter"]
[Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A13"]
[WhiteElo "2755"]
[BlackElo "2800"]
[Annotator "Ramirez, Alejandro"]
[PlyCount "81"]
[EventDate "2011.??.??"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 e6 3. g3 dxc4 4. Qa4+ Nd7 5. Bg2 a6 6. Qxc4 b5 7. Qb3 (7. Qc2 {
is far more common. The entire line is not supposed to be terribly dangerous
for Black, who will achieve a quick c5 and supposedly equalize. White doesn't
score very well after 7. Qc2}) 7... Bb7 8. O-O Ngf6 9. Nc3 Be7 10. d3 O-O 11.
a4 b4 12. Nb1 {Black can't really complain about the result of the opening.
His pieces are active, and although he has a few holes his activity should
compensate for it.} Nc5 13. Qc2 e5 $5 {And the tactics begin. It was also
possible to simply play 14... Rb8 and hold the position, but I guess Kramnik
was feeling somewhat bloodthirsty.} 14. Be3 (14. Nxe5 $2 Bxg2 15. Kxg2 Qd5+ 16.
Nf3 Nb3 $19) 14... e4 {Forced, really.} 15. Bxc5 Bxc5 16. dxe4 Nxe4 17. Nfd2
Bxf2+ $5 (17... Nxd2 18. Nxd2 Bxg2 19. Kxg2 Re8 {was still relatively ok for
Black, but the simplifications have allowed White to basically retain a
superior structure and Black will suffer for a while. Kramnk had no such
intentions.}) 18. Rxf2 Nxf2 19. Bxb7 Ng4 20. Nf3 Rb8 {So in this position
Black is down two pieces for a rook and a pawn, but he is hoping his
initiative, combined with the weak squares around the king, will provide
compensation. Svidler, however, starts defending masterfully.} 21. Bxa6 (21.
Be4 f5 22. Bd3 Qf6 $13) 21... Qf6 22. Bd3 Qb6+ 23. Kh1 Nf2+ 24. Kg2 Nxd3 25.
exd3 Rfe8 {Black has lost yet a little more material, but this time White's
position actually looks very dangerous. For starters, he can't develop his
queenside, which seems would allow Black a huge initiative, however Svidler
has an ace up his sleeve.} 26. a5 $1 {This passed pawn will be the key of
White's defense. By ramming it forward, he pretends to tie down the Black
rooks, allowing him to comfortably develop and eventually use his material
advantage.} Qf6 27. Qf2 Rbd8 28. Ra4 c5 29. a6 Rxd3 30. a7 Qc6 {Black
recovered a pawn, and now he has obvious pressure. The a7 pawn looks dangerous
but for now it is not going anywhere.} 31. Ra5 Qa8 (31... Rxf3 {guaranteed a
draw, however it wasn't easy to see, and Black is still pushing for that win.}
32. Qxf3 Re2+ 33. Kh3 $2 (33. Kg1 Re1+ $11) 33... Qh6+ 34. Kg4 Qe6+ {and White
will get mated.}) 32. Nbd2 Rde3 $2 {But this is too much. It was imperative to
take the a7 pawn while he still could.} (32... Rd7 33. Nc4 Rxa7 34. Rxc5 Rae7
35. Ra5 $11 {And Black has some ugly threats, but White should be ok.}) 33. Nc4
$1 {A wonderful and not so obvious move. It gives White a huge advantage.
Kramnik must have missed this.} R3e6 (33... Re2 $2 34. Nb6 Rxf2+ 35. Kxf2 {is
a fantastic position. Black has some annoying checks but nothing near a
perpetual, much less mate, and he loses by force.} Qe4 36. a8=Q Qc2+ 37. Kg1
Qd1+ 38. Kg2 Qe2+ 39. Kh1 $18 {And the checks have run out, as the knight will
cover on g1.}) 34. Kg1 f6 (34... Rf6 {Fails to} 35. Nce5 $1 Rxe5 (35... g6 36.
Ra1 c4 37. Qg2 {is also ugly.}) 36. Nxe5 Rxf2 37. Kxf2 g5 38. Nc4 $1 g4 39. Kg1
$1 {Black is toast.}) 35. Ncd2 c4 (35... Rc8 36. Qf1 $1 $16) 36. Nxc4 Qe4 37.
Nd4 $1 {White has no reason to be passive anymore. His knights dominate the
board, and he has every single plus in the position. Black's position is
hopeless.} R6e7 38. Nd6 Qb1+ 39. Kg2 Ra8 40. Qf3 Raxa7 41. Qa8+ {A cute finish
to a solid game by Svidler. He bravely took the material and defended in great
fashion. Black should have bailed when he had a chance, but as they say, it is
easy to have 20/20 hindsight.} 1-0

[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow RUS"]
[Date "2011.11.25"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Gelfand, B."]
[Black "Anand, V."]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D37"]
[WhiteElo "2744"]
[BlackElo "2811"]
[PlyCount "57"]
[EventDate "2011.11.16"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. a3 dxc4 {[%eval 18,0]} 7.
e4 {[%eval 18,0]} b5 {[%eval 17,0]} 8. Nxb5 {[%eval 34,0]} Nxe4 {[%eval 40,0]}
9. Bxc4 {[%eval 21,0]} Nd6 {[%eval 19,0]} 10. Bd3 {[%eval 20,0]} Nxb5 {[%eval
18,0]} 11. Bxb5 {[%eval 18,0]} Bb7 {[%eval 15,0]} 12. O-O {[%eval 18,0]} Nd7 {
[%eval 23,0]} 13. Rc1 {[%eval 21,0]} Bd6 {[%eval 21,0]} 14. Bg3 {[%eval 19,0]}
Rb8 {[%eval 16,0]} 15. Ne5 {[%eval 18,0]} Nxe5 {[%eval 18,0]} 16. dxe5 {[%eval
20,0]} Be7 {[%eval 29,0]} 17. Qxd8 {[%eval 25,0]} Bxd8 {[%eval 13,0]} 18. Bc4 {
[%eval 17,0]} Be7 {[%eval 19,0]} 19. Rfd1 {[%eval 14,0]} Rfd8 {[%eval 20,0]}
20. Bf4 {[%eval 17,0]} Rxd1+ {[%eval 3,0]} 21. Rxd1 {[%eval 0,0]} Bc6 {[%eval
0,0]} 22. Rd2 {[%eval 0,0]} a5 {[%eval 14,0]} 23. Kf1 {[%eval 20,0]} Kf8 {
[%eval 15,0]} 24. Be3 {[%eval 16,0]} Ke8 {[%eval 9,0]} 25. f4 {[%eval 5,0]} a4
{[%eval 4,0]} 26. Ba7 {[%eval 4,0]} Ra8 {[%eval 4,0]} 27. Be3 {[%eval 3,0]} Rb8
{[%eval 2,0]} 28. Ba7 {[%eval 5,0]} Ra8 {[%eval 3,0]} 29. Be3 1/2-1/2

[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow RUS"]
[Date "2011.11.25"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Karjakin, Sergey"]
[Black "Ivanchuk, V."]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B46"]
[WhiteElo "2763"]
[BlackElo "2775"]
[PlyCount "84"]
[EventDate "2011.11.16"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. Bd3 Qc7 8.
Qe2 {[%eval 36,0]} Bb7 {[%eval 36,0]} 9. e5 {[%eval 33,0]} c5 {[%eval 30,0]}
10. O-O {[%eval 20,0]} d5 {[%eval 9,0]} 11. exd6 {[%eval 9,0]} Bxd6 {[%eval 12,
0]} 12. Be4 {[%eval 23,0]} Nf6 {[%eval 16,0]} 13. Bxb7 {[%eval 9,0]} Qxb7 {
[%eval 13,0]} 14. Bg5 {[%eval 6,0]} Qxb2 {[%eval 0,0]} 15. Bxf6 {[%eval 0,0]}
gxf6 {[%eval 0,0]} 16. Ne4 {[%eval 0,0]} Be5 {[%eval 24,0]} 17. Rab1 {[%eval
34,0]} Qxa2 {[%eval 16,0]} 18. f4 {[%eval -4,0]} Bd4+ {[%eval -63,0]} 19. Kh1 {
[%eval -53,0]} O-O {[%eval 0,0]} 20. f5 {[%eval -26,0]} Kh8 {[%eval -54,0]} 21.
Qf3 {[%eval -106,0]} Qd5 {[%eval -105,0]} 22. c3 {[%eval -51,0]} Be5 {[%eval
-61,0]} 23. Qe3 {[%eval -76,0]} Rg8 {[%eval -102,0]} 24. fxe6 {[%eval -125,0]}
fxe6 {[%eval -105,0]} 25. Rb2 $6 {[%eval -167,0]} Rg4 {[%eval -209,0]} 26. Nxf6
{[%eval -145,0]} Rf8 {[%eval -113,0]} 27. Rd2 {[%eval -105,0]} Qc4 {[%eval
-114,0]} 28. Rdd1 {[%eval -120,0]} Rf4 {[%eval -61,0]} 29. Rxf4 {[%eval -6,0]}
Bxf4 {[%eval -6,0]} 30. Qe4 {[%eval -11,0]} Qxe4 {[%eval -14,0]} 31. Nxe4 {
[%eval -11,0]} a5 {[%eval -8,0]} 32. g3 {[%eval -7,0]} Be5 $1 {[%eval -9,0]}
33. Ra1 {[%eval -13,0]} Ra8 {[%eval -12,0]} 34. Ra4 {[%eval -15,0]} c4 $5 {
[%eval -14,0]} 35. Kg2 {[%eval -8,0]} Kg7 {[%eval -11,0]} 36. Kf3 {[%eval -11,
0]} Kg6 {[%eval -11,0]} 37. h3 {[%eval -14,0]} h5 {[%eval -8,0]} 38. g4 {
[%eval -5,0]} h4 {[%eval -3,0]} 39. Ke2 {[%eval 0,0]} Bg7 {[%eval 0,0]} 40. Kf2
{[%eval 0,0]} Rf8+ {[%eval 0,0]} 41. Ke2 {[%eval -1,0]} Ra8 {[%eval -3,0]} 42.
Kf2 {[%eval 0,0]} Rf8+ 1/2-1/2

[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow RUS"]
[Date "2011.11.25"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Black "Carlsen, Magnus"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E15"]
[WhiteElo "2758"]
[BlackElo "2826"]
[PlyCount "116"]
[EventDate "2011.11.16"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. Qc2 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Be7 7. Bg2 c6 8. O-O
d5 9. Ne5 Nfd7 10. cxd5 cxd5 11. Bf4 Nxe5 12. dxe5 O-O 13. Rd1 Bb7 {[%eval -4,
0]} 14. Nd2 {[%eval -16,0]} Nc6 {[%eval -25,0]} 15. Nf3 {[%eval -43,0]} g5 {
[%eval -69,0]} 16. Be3 {[%eval -47,0]} g4 {[%eval -46,0]} 17. Nd4 {[%eval -71,
0]} Nxe5 {[%eval -53,0]} 18. Bh6 {[%eval -34,0]} Re8 {[%eval -56,0]} 19. e4 {
[%eval -67,0]} Bc5 {[%eval -83,0]} 20. Nb3 {[%eval -105,0]} Rc8 {[%eval -86,0]}
21. Nxc5 {[%eval -76,0]} Rxc5 {[%eval -71,0]} 22. Qa4 {[%eval -79,0]} Bc6 {
[%eval -96,0]} 23. Qd4 {[%eval -97,0]} Qf6 {[%eval -130,0]} 24. Bf4 {[%eval
-138,0]} dxe4 {[%eval -103,0]} 25. Bxe4 {[%eval -103,0]} Nf3+ {[%eval -106,0]}
26. Bxf3 {[%eval -103,0]} Qxd4 {[%eval -102,0]} 27. Rxd4 {[%eval -90,0]} Bxf3 {
[%eval -85,0]} 28. Rd7 {[%eval -101,0]} Rd5 {[%eval -119,0]} 29. Rxd5 $1 {
[%eval -114,0]} exd5 {[%eval -113,0]} 30. Be3 {[%eval -112,0]} Re4 {[%eval
-101,0]} 31. Re1 {[%eval -101,0]} d4 {[%eval -101,0]} 32. Bd2 {[%eval -151,0]}
Rxe1+ {[%eval -139,0]} 33. Bxe1 {[%eval -73,0]} Be2 {[%eval -86,0]} 34. f4 {
[%eval -99,0]} gxf3 {[%eval -95,0]} 35. Bf2 {[%eval -91,0]} d3 {[%eval -95,0]}
36. Be1 {[%eval -120,0]} Kg7 {[%eval -116,0]} 37. Kf2 {[%eval -82,0]} Kf6 {
[%eval -115,0]} 38. Ke3 {[%eval -161,0]} Kf5 {[%eval -117,0]} 39. h3 {[%eval
-97,0]} h5 {[%eval -167,0]} 40. Bd2 {[%eval -138,0]} Bf1 {[%eval -96,0]} 41.
Be1 $6 {[%eval -192,0]} Bxh3 $19 {[%eval -168,0]} 42. Kxd3 {[%eval -183,0]}
Bf1+ {[%eval -184,0]} 43. Ke3 {[%eval -83,0]} Kg4 {[%eval -143,0]} 44. Kf2 {
[%eval -202,0]} Bb5 {[%eval -206,0]} 45. Bc3 {[%eval -210,0]} Bc6 {[%eval -240,
0]} 46. Be5 {[%eval -269,0]} b5 {[%eval -269,0]} 47. Bb8 {[%eval -180,0]} a6 {
[%eval -180,0]} 48. Bc7 {[%eval -179,0]} f5 {[%eval -86,0]} 49. b3 $2 {[%eval
-208,0]} Bd5 $19 {[%eval -327,0]} 50. Bd6 {[%eval -405,0]} f4 $1 {[%eval -396,
0]} 51. gxf4 {[%eval -280,0]} h4 {[%eval -401,0]} 52. f5 {[%eval -497,0]} Kxf5
{[%eval -390,0]} 53. Ke3 $2 {[%eval -778,0]} Kg4 {[%eval -884,0]} 54. Kf2 {
[%eval -954,0]} h3 {[%eval -1383,0]} 55. Ke3 {[%eval -1721,0]} Be4 $5 {[%eval
-1387,0]} 56. Kf2 {[%eval -737,0]} Bb1 {[%eval -59,0]} 57. a3 {[%eval -253,0]}
Ba2 {[%eval -411,0]} 58. b4 {[%eval -269,0]} Bf7 0-1

[Event "6th Tal Memorial"]
[Site "Moscow RUS"]
[Date "2011.11.25"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Nepomniachtchi, I."]
[Black "Aronian, L."]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D37"]
[WhiteElo "2730"]
[BlackElo "2802"]
[PlyCount "169"]
[EventDate "2011.11.16"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Be7 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. Qc2 c5 8. Rd1
Qa5 9. Nd2 {[%eval 29,0]} cxd4 {[%eval 24,0]} 10. exd4 {[%eval 24,0]} dxc4 {
[%eval 34,0]} 11. Nxc4 {[%eval 29,0]} Qd8 {[%eval 26,0]} 12. Bd3 {[%eval 25,0]}
Nb6 {[%eval 30,0]} 13. O-O {[%eval 32,0]} Bd7 {[%eval 21,0]} 14. Nxb6 {[%eval
39,0]} Qxb6 {[%eval 50,0]} 15. d5 {[%eval 33,0]} Rfd8 {[%eval 22,0]} 16. Qe2 {
[%eval 21,0]} Rac8 {[%eval 22,0]} 17. Bb1 {[%eval 12,0]} Bb4 {[%eval 0,0]} 18.
Be3 {[%eval -2,0]} Qc7 {[%eval -1,0]} 19. Bd4 {[%eval 17,0]} Bxc3 {[%eval 15,0]
} 20. Bxc3 {[%eval -6,0]} Nxd5 {[%eval -8,0]} 21. Rxd5 {[%eval -7,0]} exd5 {
[%eval -15,0]} 22. Qd3 $1 {[%eval -29,0]} f5 $1 {[%eval -21,0]} 23. Qxd5+ {
[%eval -8,0]} Kh8 {[%eval -9,0]} 24. Qf7 {[%eval -11,0]} Rg8 {[%eval -9,0]} 25.
Rd1 {[%eval -20,0]} Be8 {[%eval -21,0]} 26. Qxc7 {[%eval -20,0]} Rxc7 {[%eval
-30,0]} 27. Bxf5 {[%eval -17,0]} Bg6 {[%eval -6,0]} 28. Bg4 {[%eval -7,0]} Re8
{[%eval -3,0]} 29. h4 {[%eval -6,0]} Kg8 {[%eval -8,0]} 30. Bd7 {[%eval -17,0]}
Re7 {[%eval -32,0]} 31. Ba4 {[%eval -31,0]} h6 {[%eval -13,0]} 32. f3 {[%eval
0,0]} Kh7 {[%eval -4,0]} 33. Kf2 {[%eval -4,0]} a6 {[%eval 0,0]} 34. Rd6 {
[%eval 0,0]} b5 {[%eval 0,0]} 35. Bb3 {[%eval 0,0]} Bf7 {[%eval 8,0]} 36. Bc2+
{[%eval 12,0]} Kg8 {[%eval 12,0]} 37. Bf5 {[%eval 19,0]} Ra7 {[%eval 21,0]} 38.
a3 {[%eval 39,0]} Re8 {[%eval 60,0]} 39. g4 {[%eval 60,0]} Bc4 {[%eval 66,0]}
40. g5 {[%eval 45,0]} hxg5 {[%eval 15,0]} 41. hxg5 {[%eval 18,0]} Rf8 {[%eval
22,0]} 42. Bg4 {[%eval 22,0]} a5 {[%eval 20,0]} 43. Kg3 {[%eval 22,0]} Re8 {
[%eval 25,0]} 44. Bd7 {[%eval 26,0]} Rea8 {[%eval 28,0]} 45. Be5 {[%eval 28,0]}
Kf8 {[%eval 63,0]} 46. Bg4 {[%eval 61,0]} Re7 {[%eval 18,0]} 47. Bd4 {[%eval
18,0]} Ke8 {[%eval 44,0]} 48. Rg6 {[%eval 69,0]} Bd3 $1 {[%eval 70,0]} 49. Rb6
{[%eval 58,0]} Rd8 {[%eval 35,0]} 50. Bc3 {[%eval 71,0]} Rd5 {[%eval 115,0]}
51. Bh5+ {[%eval 113,0]} Kd8 {[%eval 119,0]} 52. Kh4 $2 {[%eval 62,0]} b4 $11 {
[%eval 4,0]} 53. axb4 {[%eval 24,0]} axb4 {[%eval 30,0]} 54. Rxb4 {[%eval 47,0]
} Kc7 {[%eval 80,0]} 55. f4 {[%eval 73,0]} g6 {[%eval 60,0]} 56. Bf3 {[%eval
54,0]} Rb5 {[%eval 56,0]} 57. Ra4 {[%eval 51,0]} Re6 {[%eval 50,0]} 58. Kg3 {
[%eval 59,0]} Bf5 {[%eval 63,0]} 59. Ra7+ {[%eval 59,0]} Kd8 {[%eval 54,0]} 60.
Ra4 {[%eval 42,0]} Ke8 {[%eval 32,0]} 61. Rd4 {[%eval 36,0]} Rb8 {[%eval 32,0]}
62. Kf2 {[%eval 31,0]} Reb6 {[%eval 31,0]} 63. Rd2 {[%eval 31,0]} Rc8 {[%eval
31,0]} 64. Bd5 {[%eval 22,0]} Rd6 {[%eval 16,0]} 65. Re2+ {[%eval 16,0]} Kd7 {
[%eval 13,0]} 66. Bb3 {[%eval 14,0]} Ra6 {[%eval 20,0]} 67. Rd2+ {[%eval 26,0]}
Ke8 {[%eval 25,0]} 68. Ke3 {[%eval 39,0]} Rb6 {[%eval 44,0]} 69. Ba4+ {[%eval
28,0]} Kf7 {[%eval 24,0]} 70. Bd7 {[%eval 14,0]} Bxd7 {[%eval 4,0]} 71. Rxd7+ {
[%eval 2,0]} Ke8 {[%eval 6,0]} 72. Rh7 {[%eval 12,0]} Rc4 {[%eval 11,0]} 73.
Rh6 {[%eval 11,0]} Re6+ {[%eval 8,0]} 74. Be5 {[%eval 11,0]} Rb4 {[%eval 10,0]}
75. Kd3 {[%eval 3,0]} Kd7 {[%eval 1,0]} 76. Rh7+ {[%eval 2,0]} Kc6 {[%eval 4,0]
} 77. Kc3 {[%eval 4,0]} Re4 {[%eval 2,0]} 78. Rc7+ {[%eval 2,0]} Kd5 {[%eval 2,
0]} 79. Kd3 {[%eval 0,0]} R6xe5 {[%eval 1,0]} 80. fxe5 {[%eval 38,0]} Rxe5 {
[%eval 37,0]} 81. Ra7 {[%eval 37,0]} Ke6 {[%eval 37,0]} 82. Ra6+ {[%eval 1,0]}
Kf5 {[%eval 0,0]} 83. b4 {[%eval 28,0]} Kxg5 {[%eval 28,0]} 84. Ra5 {[%eval 2,
0]} Kf4 {[%eval 0,0]} 85. Rxe5 1/2-1/2
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