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Magnus Carlsen wins the Tal Memorial 2011

Posted by 365Chess.com on November 26, 2011 in Chess news

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2826 5.5
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2802 5.5
3 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2763 5
4 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2730 5
5 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2775 5
6 Anand, Viswanathan IND 2811 4.5
7 Svidler, Peter RUS 2755 4.5

Nakamura, Hikaru (2758) – Aronian, Levon (2802) [D31]
6th Tal Memorial Moscow RUS (5), 2011-11-20
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  ½ – ½ (view game)

Ivanchuk, Vassily (2775) – Carlsen, Magnus (2826) [D82]
6th Tal Memorial Moscow RUS (5), 2011-11-20
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Qb3 Na6 8. cxd5 Nxc5 9. Qb5+ Qxb5 10. Bxb5+ Bd7 11. Rd1 Nh5 12. Bxd7+ Kxd7 13. Bg3 b5 14. d6 e6 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+ 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 g5 34. Nxh5 Kd5 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+ 47. Kf2 Ra1 48. Nf4 Rb1 49. Ne6 Rd1 50. Nf4 Rd6 51. Ke2 Rc6 52. Rc1 Kb5 53. Nd5 Rc5 54. Nf4 Rc6 55. Nd5 Rc5 56. Nf4 Ka4 57. Ne6 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 74. Rxa5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2826) – Svidler, Peter (2755) [D86]
6th Tal Memorial Moscow RUS (6), 2011-11-22
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 12. f4 bxc5 13. Rb1 Rd8 14. Qa4 Na5 15. Bd5 Bd7 16. Qa3 Rac8 17. f5 e6 18. Bf4 Be5 19. fxe6 fxe6 20. Bb3 Nxb3 21. axb3 Rf8 22. Qc1 c4 23. b4 Qb6+ 24. Kh1 Bg7 25. e5 Bc6 26. Nd4 Bd5 27. Ra1 Qb7 28. Qc2 Rc7 29. Bg3 Rcf7 30. Rxf7 Qxf7 31. Qe2 g5 32. h3 h5 33. Kg1 h4 34. Bh2 Qg6 35. Rd1 g4 36. hxg4 Qg5 37. Nf5 exf5 38. Rxd5 fxg4 39. Kh1 h3 40. gxh3 gxh3 41. Rd4 Qc1+ 42. Rd1 Qxc3 43. e6 Qb2 44. Qe4 Qg2+ 45. Qxg2 hxg2+ 46. Kxg2 Re8 47. Rd6 Bf8 48. Rc6 Bxb4 49. Rxc4 a5 50. Rc6 Kg7 51. Kf3 Kf6 52. Ke4 Rxe6+ 53. Be5+ Kf7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2802) – Gelfand, Boris (2744) [D37]
6th Tal Memorial Moscow RUS (6), 2011-11-22
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 a6 11. Ne5 Ncd7 12. Be2 Nxe5 13. Bxe5 Qa5 14. Bg3 b5 15. Bf3 Ra7 16. Ne2 Bb7 17. Bxb7 Rxb7 18. Nd4 Rd7 19. Qc2 Bd6 20. Nc6 Qb6 21. Bxd6 Rxd6 22. Rac1 Kh8 23. Rfd1 Rxd1+ 24. Qxd1 h6 25. g3 Qc7 26. Rc2 Rc8 27. Qd3 Ng4 28. Rc3 Qb7 29. Qd6 Qa8 30. e4 Nf6 31. f3 a5 32. Qc5 b4 33. Rc4 Qa6 34. b3 Kh7 35. Qd6 a4 36. Rc2 axb3 37. axb3 Qa1+ 38. Kg2 Qb1 39. Qd2 Qxb3 40. Nxb4 Rb8  ½ – ½ (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2758) – Ivanchuk, Vassily (2775) [D83]
6th Tal Memorial Moscow RUS (7), 2011-11-23
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 O-O 6. Rc1 dxc4 7. Bxc4 Nbd7 8. Nb5 c6 9. Bc7 Qe8 10. Nc3 e5 11. dxe5 Nxe5 12. Be2 Bf5 13. Nf3 Nxf3+ 14. Bxf3 Rc8 15. Bg3 Ne4 16. Bxe4 Bxe4 17. O-O Rd8 18. Qa4 Bd3 19. Rfd1 b5 20. Qa5 Rd7 21. Rd2 Qe7 22. Rcd1 Rfd8 23. a3 h5 24. h3 h4 25. Bh2 Kh7 26. Bc7 Rxc7 27. Rxd3 Rxd3 28. Rxd3 Bf6 29. Rd2 Rd7 30. Rc2 Qe6 31. Qb4 a5 32. Qf4 Kg7 33. Rc1 a4 34. Qb4 Rd3 35. Rc2 Qb3 36. Qxb3 axb3 37. Rc1 Bxc3 38. bxc3 c5 39. Kf1 c4 40. Ke2 Rxc3  0 – 1 (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2811) – Carlsen, Magnus (2826) [D85]
6th Tal Memorial Moscow RUS (7), 2011-11-23
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 Bxf3 15. Bxf3 Qxd2 16. Rxd2 Na5 17. e5 Nc4 18. Rd3 Nxe3 19. fxe3 Rc7 20. Be4 Rfc8 21. Rb3 b6 22. Kf2 f6 23. exf6 Bxf6 24. Ke2 Kg7 25. Rd1 Rc3 26. Rd3 Rc2+ 27. Rd2 R2c3 28. Rd3 Rc2+ 29. Rd2 R2c3  ½ – ½ (view game)

Karjakin, Sergey (2763) – Aronian, Levon (2802) [C84]
6th Tal Memorial Moscow RUS (7), 2011-11-23
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 12. h3 Bc5 13. a4 Ba7 14. Nf1 h6 15. Ne3 Qd6 16. Qe2 Bxe3 17. Bxe3 Bc4 18. Qd2 Rfd8 19. b4 Qe6 20. Qc1 a5 21. bxa5 bxa4 22. Rxa4 Bb5 23. Ra3 Rxa5 24. Rxa5 Nxa5 25. Qa3 Nc4 26. Qc5 c6 27. Qb4 Nxe3 28. Rxe3 Rd7 29. Re1 Qe7 30. Rb1 Rb7 31. c4 c5 32. Qc3 Bc6 33. Qxe5 Rxb1+ 34. Bxb1 Qxe5 35. Nxe5 Bxe4 36. Bxe4 Nxe4 37. Nd3 Nd6 38. Nxc5 Nxc4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2826) – Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2730) [B52]
6th Tal Memorial Moscow RUS (8), 2011-11-24
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Bxd7+ Qxd7 5. c4 Nc6 6. d4 cxd4 7. Nxd4 g6 8. Nc3 Bg7 9. Be3 Nf6 10. h3 O-O 11. O-O a6 12. a4 Rfc8 13. b3 e6 14. Rc1 d5 15. Nxc6 bxc6 16. e5 Ne8 17. f4 a5 18. Ne4 Bf8 19. Rf3 Qd8 20. Nc5 Rcb8 21. Bf2 Nc7 22. Qe2 Rb4 23. Kh2 Be7 24. Rc2 Qf8 25. Nd7 Qd8 26. Nc5 Qf8 27. cxd5 Nxd5 28. g3 Qc8 29. Be1 Rb6 30. Rc4 Rab8 31. Qd1 Bxc5 32. Rxc5 Qf8 33. Qc2 Nb4 34. Bxb4 Rxb4 35. Rxa5 Qd8 36. Rc5 Rxb3 37. Rxb3 Rxb3 38. Qxb3 Qd2+ 39. Kh1 Qe1+ 40. Kg2 Qe2+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2802) – Svidler, Peter (2755) [D82]
6th Tal Memorial Moscow RUS (8), 2011-11-24
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Rc1 dxc4 8. Bxc4 O-O 9. Nf3 Qxc5 10. Bb3 Nc6 11. O-O Qa5 12. h3 Bf5 13. Qe2 Ne4 14. Nxe4 Bxe4 15. Rfd1 Qh5 16. Bc2 Bxc2 17. Qxc2 Qb5 18. a4 Qb4 19. Ne1 e5 20. Bg3 Rfd8 21. Nd3 Qe7 22. Qc5 Rd6 23. b4 Rad8 24. b5 Rd5 25. Qc2 e4 26. Nf4 Rxd1+ 27. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 28. Qxd1 Nb4 29. Qc1 Bf6 30. Qc8+ Kg7 31. Qb8 a6 32. b6 Nc6 33. Qc8 h5 34. Ne2 Nd8 35. Bc7 Qe6 36. Qb8 Qd7 37. Be5 Ne6 38. Nc3 Qc6 39. a5 h4 40. Bxf6+ Kxf6 41. Qh8+ Kf5 42. Qxh4 Qxc3 43. g4+ Ke5 44. Qh8+ f6 45. Qb8+ Kd5 46. Qxb7+ Qc6 47. Qb8 Nc5 48. Qg8+ Qe6 49. Qxg6 Kc4 50. h4 Kd3 51. h5 Ke2 52. h6 Qc4 53. h7 Ke1 54. Qxf6  1 – 0 (view game)

Nakamura, Hikaru (2758) – Carlsen, Magnus (2826) [E15]
6th Tal Memorial Moscow RUS (9), 2011-11-25
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 14. Nd2 Nc6 15. Nf3 g5 16. Be3 g4 17. Nd4 Nxe5 18. Bh6 Re8 19. e4 Bc5 20. Nb3 Rc8 21. Nxc5 Rxc5 22. Qa4 Bc6 23. Qd4 Qf6 24. Bf4 dxe4 25. Bxe4 Nf3+ 26. Bxf3 Qxd4 27. Rxd4 Bxf3 28. Rd7 Rd5 29. Rxd5 exd5 30. Be3 Re4 31. Re1 d4 32. Bd2 Rxe1+ 33. Bxe1 Be2 34. f4 gxf3 35. Bf2 d3 36. Be1 Kg7 37. Kf2 Kf6 38. Ke3 Kf5 39. h3 h5 40. Bd2 Bf1 41. Be1 Bxh3 42. Kxd3 Bf1+ 43. Ke3 Kg4 44. Kf2 Bb5 45. Bc3 Bc6 46. Be5 b5 47. Bb8 a6 48. Bc7 f5 49. b3 Bd5 50. Bd6 f4 51. gxf4 h4 52. f5 Kxf5 53. Ke3 Kg4 54. Kf2 h3 55. Ke3 Be4 56. Kf2 Bb1 57. a3 Ba2 58. b4 Bf7  0 – 1 (view game)

Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2730) – Aronian, Levon (2802) [D37]
6th Tal Memorial Moscow RUS (9), 2011-11-25
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 cxd4 10. exd4 dxc4 11. Nxc4 Qd8 12. Bd3 Nb6 13. O-O Bd7 14. Nxb6 Qxb6 15. d5 Rfd8 16. Qe2 Rac8 17. Bb1 Bb4 18. Be3 Qc7 19. Bd4 Bxc3 20. Bxc3 Nxd5 21. Rxd5 exd5 22. Qd3 f5 23. Qxd5+ Kh8 24. Qf7 Rg8 25. Rd1 Be8 26. Qxc7 Rxc7 27. Bxf5 Bg6 28. Bg4 Re8 29. h4 Kg8 30. Bd7 Re7 31. Ba4 h6 32. f3 Kh7 33. Kf2 a6 34. Rd6 b5 35. Bb3 Bf7 36. Bc2+ Kg8 37. Bf5 Ra7 38. a3 Re8 39. g4 Bc4 40. g5 hxg5 41. hxg5 Rf8 42. Bg4 a5 43. Kg3 Re8 44. Bd7 Rea8 45. Be5 Kf8 46. Bg4 Re7 47. Bd4 Ke8 48. Rg6 Bd3 49. Rb6 Rd8 50. Bc3 Rd5 51. Bh5+ Kd8 52. Kh4 b4 53. axb4 axb4 54. Rxb4 Kc7 55. f4 g6 56. Bf3 Rb5 57. Ra4 Re6 58. Kg3 Bf5 59. Ra7+ Kd8 60. Ra4 Ke8 61. Rd4 Rb8 62. Kf2 Reb6 63. Rd2 Rc8 64. Bd5 Rd6 65. Re2+ Kd7 66. Bb3 Ra6 67. Rd2+ Ke8 68. Ke3 Rb6 69. Ba4+ Kf7 70. Bd7 Bxd7 71. Rxd7+ Ke8 72. Rh7 Rc4 73. Rh6 Re6+ 74. Be5 Rb4 75. Kd3 Kd7 76. Rh7+ Kc6 77. Kc3 Re4 78. Rc7+ Kd5 79. Kd3 R6xe5 80. fxe5 Rxe5 81. Ra7 Ke6 82. Ra6+ Kf5 83. b4 Kxg5 84. Ra5 Kf4 85. Rxe5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Svidler, Peter (2755) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2800) [A13]
6th Tal Memorial Moscow RUS (9), 2011-11-25
1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 e6 3. g3 dxc4 4. Qa4+ Nd7 5. Bg2 a6 6. Qxc4 b5 7. Qb3 Bb7 8. O-O Ngf6 9. Nc3 Be7 10. d3 O-O 11. a4 b4 12. Nb1 Nc5 13. Qc2 e5 14. Be3 e4 15. Bxc5 Bxc5 16. dxe4 Nxe4 17. Nfd2 Bxf2+ 18. Rxf2 Nxf2 19. Bxb7 Ng4 20. Nf3 Rb8 21. Bxa6 Qf6 22. Bd3 Qb6+ 23. Kh1 Nf2+ 24. Kg2 Nxd3 25. exd3 Rfe8 26. a5 Qf6 27. Qf2 Rbd8 28. Ra4 c5 29. a6 Rxd3 30. a7 Qc6 31. Ra5 Qa8 32. Nd2 Rde3 33. Nc4 R3e6 34. Kg1 f6 35. Ncd2 c4 36. Nxc4 Qe4 37. Nd4 R6e7 38. Nd6 Qb1+ 39. Kg2 Ra8 40. Qf3 Raxa7 41. Qa8+  1 – 0 (view game)

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