Friday, 14 June 2013

2013 Tal Memorial Round 1 Results

The 2013 Tal Memorial kicked off yesterday with 3 decisive results.

2013 Tal Memorial - Caruana beats Anand with black pieces!
C88: Closed Ruy Lopez
Anand played the white pieces.
After 47 moves Anand resigned.


 2013 Tal Memorial - Mamedyarov beats Nakamura in 31 moves!
D38: Queen's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defence
Nakamura played the white pieces.
After 31 moves Nakamura was forced to resign.
2013 Tal Memorial - Magnus Carlsen beats Vladimir Kramnik in 72 moves!
Trompowsky Attack
Magnus played the white pieces.
After 72 moves Kramnik resigned.
Hikaru Nakamura vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov - 2013 Tal Memorial Round 1 - Game Analysis
Round 1 of the 2013 Tal Memorial has just kicked off and today we are going to look at the match between Hikaru Nakamura vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Nakamura played d4 and the match quickly transposed to a queen's gambit declined. After 10 moves the position looked quite normal with both sides fully developed. But after Ng4 Nakamura went astray with g3? and h3? and soon Mamedyarov sacrificed his knight for 2 pawns and the exchange. 0-1
Hikaru Nakamura set some expectations after his convincing victory at the pre-tournament blitz event, but in the first round he was actually the first to lose. In a Ragozin, the American somehow didn't find the best setup for his pieces and when he exchanged pawns in the centre, Black got nice piece play. Then, only a few moves later, the Azerbaijani could start a winning attack on the white king.

Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won their first games at the Tal Memorial in Moscow, Russia. On Thursday, Mamedyarov defeated Hikaru Nakamura quickly with the black pieces from a Ragozin. Caruana slowly outplayed Vishy Anand, also with Black, in a Ruy Lopez and Carlsen beat Kramnik in a bishop ending, where the opening was the rare Trompovsky.

The 8th Tal Memorial started for real on Thursday with the first regular round. And what a round! There was the top encounter between Magnus Carlsen and Vladimir Kramnik, there were fancy openings like the Sicilian Dragon and the Trompowsky and there was the crushing defeat of the blitz winner. Wow!

2013 Tal Memorial Round 1 PGN

(1) Andreikin,Dmitry (2713) - Morozevich,Alexander (2760) [B76]
8th Tal Memorial Moscow RUS (1.1), 13.06.2013

 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0--0 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.0--0--0 d5 10.Kb1 Nxd4 11.e5 Nf5 12.exf6 exf6 13.Nxd5 Nxe3 14.Qxe3 Be6 15.Bc4 f5 16.Nc3 Qe7 17.Bxe6 fxe6 18.Rhe1 Rfe8 19.Nb5 Qb4 20.Qb3 Qxb3 21.axb3 Re7 22.c4 a6 23.Nd6 Rd8 24.b4 Red7 25.Rxe6 Bf8 26.c5 Bxd6 27.cxd6 Kf7 28.Rde1 b6 29.Re7+ Rxe7 30.Rxe7+ Kf6 31.Rxh7 Rxd6 32.Kc2 Ke5 33.Rh4 b5 34.Rh6 Kf4 35.h4 Ke3 36.Kc1 Rc6+ 37.Kb1 Rc4 38.Rxg6 Rxh4 39.Rf6 Rh2 40.Rxf5 Rxg2 41.Rf6 Rf2 42.Rxa6 Rxf3 43.Rc6 Ke4 44.Rd6 Rf5 45.Kc2 Rf2+ 46.Kc3 Rf3+ 47.Kc2 Rf2+ 48.Kc3 ½--½

(2) Anand,Viswanathan (2786) - Caruana,Fabiano (2774) [C88]
8th Tal Memorial Moscow RUS (1.2), 13.06.2013

 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0--0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0--0 8.h3 Bb7 9.d3 d5 10.exd5 Nxd5 11.Nbd2 f6 12.c3 Kh8 13.Bc2 Qd7 14.Nb3 a5 15.a4 bxa4 16.Rxa4 Ncb4 17.Rxa5 Nxc2 18.Qxc2 Nb6 19.Rxa8 Rxa8 20.Nbd2 g5 21.Nh2 Rd8 22.d4 exd4 23.cxd4 Bb4 24.Re2 Qxd4 25.Ndf1 Qc5 26.Qxc5 Bxc5 27.Rc2 Bd6 28.Ng4 Kg7 29.Bd2 Kg6 30.Nge3 f5 31.Nc4 Nxc4 32.Rxc4 Ra8 33.Rc1 f4 34.Bc3 h5 35.Nd2 Bd5 36.f3 Bc5+ 37.Kf1 Be3 38.Ke2 Bc4+ 39.Ke1 Re8 40.Kd1 Bxd2 41.Kxd2 Re2+ 42.Kd1 Rxg2 43.Bd4 Be2+ 44.Ke1 Bxf3 45.Rxc7 Re2+ 46.Kf1 Rh2 47.Rg7+ Kf5 48.Be5 Kxe5 0--1

(3) Gelfand,Boris (2755) - Karjakin,Sergey (2782) [E06]
8th Tal Memorial Moscow RUS (1.3), 13.06.2013

 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 Be7 5.Nf3 0--0 6.0--0 dxc4 7.Qc2 a6 8.Qxc4 b5 9.Qc2 Bb7 10.Bd2 Bd6 11.Re1 Be4 12.Qc1 Bb7 13.Qc2 Be4 14.Qc1 Bb7 15.a3 Nbd7 16.Ba5 Qb8 17.b4 e5 18.dxe5 Nxe5 19.Nxe5 Bxe5 20.Ra2 Bxg2 21.Kxg2 Qb7+ 22.f3 Nd5 23.e4 Nb6 24.Nd2 Rfd8 25.Rc2 Rac8 26.Re2 g6 27.Bxb6 cxb6 28.Nf1 Bg7 29.Red2 a5 30.Ne3 Bh6 31.Kf2 Re8 32.Rxc8 Qxc8 33.Qxc8 Bxe3+ 34.Kxe3 Rxc8 35.Rd6 Rc4 36.Rd4 Rc2 37.Rd2 Rc4 38.Rd4 Rc2 39.Rd2 Rc4 ½--½

(4) Carlsen,Magnus (2864) - Kramnik,Vladimir (2803) [A45]
8th Tal Memorial Moscow RUS (1.4), 13.06.2013

 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 d5 3.e3 c5 4.Bxf6 gxf6 5.dxc5 e6 6.Nf3 Nd7 7.c4 dxc4 8.c6 Nb6 9.Nbd2 c3 10.bxc3 bxc6 11.Qc2 Bg7 12.Bd3 f5 13.e4 Qf6 14.Rc1 0--0 15.0--0 c5 16.Rfe1 Rd8 17.a4 c4 18.Bf1 fxe4 19.Nxe4 Qf5 20.Nd4 Bxd4 21.cxd4 Bb7 22.Nc5 Qxc2 23.Rxc2 Bc6 24.a5 Rxd4 25.axb6 axb6 26.Nxe6 fxe6 27.Bxc4 Bd7 28.h3 Kf7 29.Bb3 Ke7 30.Rce2 Rd6 31.Re4 Ra3 32.R1e3 h5 33.Rh4 Be8 34.Kh2 Bg6 35.Rb4 Kf6 36.Kg3 e5 37.Kh4 Rd4+ 38.Rxd4 exd4 39.Re6+ Kg7 40.Rxb6 d3 41.Bd1 Ra2 42.Kg3 h4+ 43.Kxh4 Rxf2 44.Kg3 Rf6 45.Rxf6 Kxf6 46.Kf4 d2 47.Ke3 Ke5 48.g3 Bf5 49.h4 Be6 50.Kxd2 Ke4 51.Ke2 Bg4+ 52.Ke1 Be6 53.Kf2 Ke5 54.Ke3 Bd7 55.Bc2 Bg4 56.Bg6 Bd7 57.h5 Kf6 58.Kf4 Be6 59.Be4 Kg7 60.Kg5 Bd7 61.h6+ Kh8 62.Kf4 Be6 63.Bf5 Bf7 64.g4 Bh5 65.g5 Kg8 66.Be6+ Kh7 67.Kf5 Bg6+ 68.Kf6 Kh8 69.Bd7 Bh5 70.Bc6 Kh7 71.Bd5 Bg6 72.Bg8+ 1--0

(5) Nakamura,Hikaru (2784) - Mamedyarov,Shakhriyar (2753) [D38]
8th Tal Memorial Moscow RUS (1.5), 13.06.2013

 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Qa4+ Nc6 6.e3 0--0 7.Bd2 dxc4 8.Bxc4 a6 9.0--0 Bd6 10.Rad1 e5 11.dxe5 Nxe5 12.Be2 Qe7 13.Ng5 Bf5 14.e4 Bd7 15.Qc2 h6 16.Nf3 Rfe8 17.Rfe1 Rad8 18.g3 Neg4 19.h3 Nxf2 20.Kxf2 Bxh3 21.Kg1 Bxg3 22.Bf1 Bxe1 23.Rxe1 Bg4 24.Bg2 Bxf3 25.Bxf3 Qd6 26.Re2 Qg3+ 27.Bg2 Ng4 28.Nd1 Re6 29.Ne3 Rc6 30.Qb1 Qh2+ 31.Kf1 Qf4+ 0--1