Tal Memorial Blitz won by Mamedyarov

Tal Memorial Blitz won by Mamedyarov

Today the Tal Memorial took off with what proved to be a one-man Shakhriyar Mamedyarov show. Azerbaijan’s number-one grandmaster won the blitz opener with 7.5/9, two points more than runner-up Levon Aronian. Mamedyarov setting up the pieces again after one of today’s blitz games.

Moszkvában, az orosz impresszionisták Múzeumában ünnepélyesen megnyitották a X. Tal-emlékversenyt. A megnyitón többek között megjelent a sakkozás tízedik és tizenkettedik világbajnoka, Borisz Szpasszkij és Anatolij Karpov, valamint a norvég világbajnok Magnus Carlsen elleni döntőjére készülő Szergej Karjakin is. Villámversennyel döntötték el az emlékverseny sorsolási számait, a bltz versenyr az azerbajdzsáni Sahriyar Mamedgyarov nyerte meg.

10th Mikhail Tal Memorial

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

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

10th Mikhail Tal Memorial 2016 (Moscow RUS)
Sun 25th Sep 2016 – Thu 6th Oct 2016

10th Tal Mem 2016 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:100:50:15+30spm(1))
Tal Memorial Blitz 2016 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:3m+2spm) – Games in PGN: Games Blitz |


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


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

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