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Tal Memorial (Blitz) Tournament

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Levon Aronian5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Peter Svidler5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Anish Giri5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Ian Nepomniachtchi5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Vladimir Kramnik4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Viswanathan Anand3.5/9(+0 -2 =7)[games]
Li Chao3/9(+1 -4 =4)[games]
Evgeny Tomashevsky3/9(+2 -5 =2)[games]
Boris Gelfand3/9(+2 -5 =2)[games] Chess Event Description
Tal Memorial (Blitz) (2016)

The 10th Mikhail Tal Memorial Blitz was held 25 September 2016 at the Museum of Russian Impressionism in Moscow. The event was sponsored by the Russian Highways state company. Mamedyarov won the blitz section (this page), whereafter Ian Nepomniachtchi won the classical Tal Memorial (2016).

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Gelfand vs Nepomniachtchi  0-1812016Tal Memorial (Blitz)A48 King's Indian
2. Li Chao vs Nepomniachtchi  ½-½332016Tal Memorial (Blitz)D85 Grunfeld
3. Svidler vs Gelfand  1-0492016Tal Memorial (Blitz)A07 King's Indian Attack
4. Tomashevsky vs Gelfand  0-1342016Tal Memorial (Blitz)A09 Reti Opening
5. Nepomniachtchi vs Svidler  ½-½282016Tal Memorial (Blitz)C45 Scotch Game
6. Kramnik vs Li Chao  ½-½572016Tal Memorial (Blitz)D03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
7. Aronian vs Giri 0-1792016Tal Memorial (Blitz)D14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
8. Anand vs Mamedyarov  ½-½372016Tal Memorial (Blitz)C80 Ruy Lopez, Open
9. Mamedyarov vs Tomashevsky 1-0302016Tal Memorial (Blitz)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Giri vs Anand 1-0462016Tal Memorial (Blitz)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. Li Chao vs Aronian 0-1242016Tal Memorial (Blitz)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Svidler vs Kramnik 1-0402016Tal Memorial (Blitz)D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
13. Giri vs Kramnik 0-1772016Tal Memorial (Blitz)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
14. Tomashevsky vs Nepomniachtchi  0-1472016Tal Memorial (Blitz)A32 English, Symmetrical Variation
15. Kramnik vs Gelfand  1-0332016Tal Memorial (Blitz)D03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
16. Aronian vs Svidler  ½-½332016Tal Memorial (Blitz)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Anand vs Li Chao  0-1342016Tal Memorial (Blitz)A07 King's Indian Attack
18. Mamedyarov vs Giri  ½-½662016Tal Memorial (Blitz)D90 Grunfeld
19. Giri vs Tomashevsky  1-0632016Tal Memorial (Blitz)C50 Giuoco Piano
20. Li Chao vs Mamedyarov  0-1592016Tal Memorial (Blitz)A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
21. Svidler vs Anand  ½-½252016Tal Memorial (Blitz)C01 French, Exchange
22. Gelfand vs Aronian  0-1672016Tal Memorial (Blitz)A14 English
23. Nepomniachtchi vs Kramnik  ½-½172016Tal Memorial (Blitz)C67 Ruy Lopez
24. Anand vs Kramnik  ½-½312016Tal Memorial (Blitz)C50 Giuoco Piano
25. Aronian vs Nepomniachtchi  1-0482016Tal Memorial (Blitz)A34 English, Symmetrical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-25-16  Sihlous: Great performance by Shakh...Not even close.
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  tuttifrutty: It's even amazing that no one is posting here when Wesley isn't on the line up. What does that tell you? Wesley is the reason chess is alive. Too bad the organizers turned a blind eye on a true chess talent, instead, invites second tier player like Giri and others who had nothing to show their dust and cobwebs filled "show me" cabinet.

Snoozer tourney to say the least. Yikes....

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  WannaBe: If (all chess) organizer(s) are paid by number of posts on they'll sign up Wes.

There're a 'few' other tournament pages that don't have posts with, or without Wes.

Peace. Out.

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  notyetagm: Damn, Anand did not win even a single game!

Even Giri managed to win three times.

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  notyetagm: <WannaBe: If (all chess) organizer(s) are paid by number of posts on they'll sign up Wes. There're a 'few' other tournament pages that don't have posts with, or without Wes.

Peace. Out.>



Sep-26-16  WarewolfofLondon: Miss the great commentary here, fun interesting stuff, now we are left with Tuttimfingfrutti as interesting? Miss the old days, no wonder no one is posting, all those that use to have a sense of humor and intellect seem to have left out of boredom or been banned as many have mentioned. That is the reason no one posts/visits. Enjoy Tuttifruitti, I am out. Peace.
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  OhioChessFan: <WoL> just use ignore. When I first saw the idiot's picture, I couldn't believe someone that old could act such the fool. I thought all along it was some 12 year old idiot. I've gotten to the point I think it's mental illness and not malfeascance or a joke.
Sep-26-16  shintaro go: Nepo's +1 is quite modest given his reputation as a top blitz player
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  WorstPlayerEver: Very exciting. A blitz where Anand draws 7 out of 9.
Sep-26-16  diagonal: ... and the chessgames <tournament index> shows, cg. has passed the 2'000 barrier:

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