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Tal Memorial 2011: Round 3

November 19, 2011

Black Friday came early this year for fans of chess. Three games in round three of the 2011 Tal Memorial were won by black with the remaining two games being drawn. For the uninitiated, playing white in chess is akin to having the serve in Tennis. It is an extremely rare occasion to have black dominate on the majority of boards in a tournament of this caliber.

Below are the games from round 3 of the 2011 Tal Memorial in Moscow, Russia:

[Event “Tal Memorial”]
[Site “Moscow RUS”]
[Date “2011.11.18”]
[EventDate “2011.11.16”]
[Round “3”]
[Result “0-1”]
[White “B Gelfand”]
[Black “Sergey Karjakin”]
[ECO “E06”]
[WhiteElo “2744”]
[BlackElo “2763”]

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 “Tal Memorial”]
[Site “Moscow RUS”]
[Date “2011.11.18”]
[EventDate “2011.11.16”]
[Round “3”]
[Result “0-1”]
[White “Hi Nakamura”]
[Black “P Svidler”]
[ECO “D86”]
[WhiteElo “2758”]
[BlackElo “2755”]

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 “Tal Memorial”]
[Site “Moscow RUS”]
[Date “2011.11.18”]
[EventDate “2011.11.16”]
[Round “3”]
[Result “0-1”]
[White “V Ivanchuk”]
[Black “L Aronian”]
[ECO “C67”]
[WhiteElo “2775”]
[BlackElo “2802”]

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

[Event “Tal Memorial”]
[Site “Moscow RUS”]
[Date “2011.11.18”]
[EventDate “2011.11.16”]
[Round “3”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[White “V Anand”]
[Black “I Nepomniachtchi”]
[ECO “D97”]
[WhiteElo “2811”]
[BlackElo “2730”]

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 “Tal Memorial”]
[Site “0:43:33-0:45:33”]
[Date “2011.11.18”]
[EventDate “2011.11.16”]
[Round “3”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[White “Kramnik”]
[Black “Carlsen”]
[ECO “A00”]

1.c4 e5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 h6 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.e4 Nc6 6.Nge2 Bc5 7.d3 d6 8.h3 Nh7 9.a3 a6 10.O-O Ng5 11.Kh2 Ne6 12.f4 Bd7 13.b4 Ba7 14.Nd5 Ned4 15.Nec3 Be6 16.f5 Bd7 17.Rb1 Nb8 18.c5 dxc5 19.bxc5 Bc8 20.Qh5 Nd7 21.Na4 c6 22.Ndb6 Nxc5 23.f6 g5 24.Bxg5 Nxa4 25.Nxa8 b5 26.Be3 Bb8 27.g4 Rg8 28.Qxh6 Be6 29.Rbc1 Kd7 30.Bxd4 exd4+ 31.e5 Nc3 32.Rxc3 Bxe5+ 33.Kh1 dxc3 34.Qe3 Qb8 35.Qc5 Qd6 36.Qa7+ Kd8 37.Qxa6 Bd4 38.Qa5+ Kc8 39.Qa6+ Kd8 40.Qa5+ Kc8 41.Qa6+ 1/2-1/2

“Thought I was completely winning and Svidler defended correctly…oh well, at least it is Friday night and the girls are out in Moscow!”

Hikaru Nakamura on Twitter.

Tal Memorial 2011: Round 1

November 18, 2011

The first round of the 2011 Tal Memorial featured two decisive games and plenty of hard fought draws. Ian Nepomniachtchi, the lowest rated player in the tournament, used the black pieces to secure a win against the former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik. Vassily Ivanchuk started another tournament with a win by punishing Peter Svidler’s inaccuracies on moves 29 and 30 in their 61 move affair. World Champion Viswanathan Anand worried his fans by making several mistakes but was still able to obtain a draw against Sergei Karjakin. World number one Magnus Carlsen drew in a difficult battle against Levon Aronian. Finally, the American, Hikaru Nakamura looked uninspired in his draw against Boris Gelfland.

Below is Ian Nepomniachtchi’s impressive win over Vladimir Kramnik:

[Event “Tal Memorial”]
[Site “Moscow RUS”]
[Date “2011.11.16”]
[EventDate “2011.11.16”]
[Round “1”]
[Result “0-1”]
[White “Vladimir Kramnik”]
[Black “Ian Nepomniachtchi”]
[ECO “A37”]
[WhiteElo “2800”]
[BlackElo “2730”]
[PlyCount “106”]

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

Report on the 2010 Corus Chess Tournament

January 25, 2010

In round 6 of the 2010 Corus Chess Tournament, Alexei Shirov was forced to settle for a draw against Nigel Short. Shirov’s remarkable win streak came to a soft ending. Short remarked to reporters, “I stopped the unstoppable machine!”

[Event “Corus”]
[Site “Wijk aan Zee”]
[Date “2010.01.22”]
[EventDate “2010.01.16”]
[Round “6”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[White “Shirov”]
[Black “Short”]
[ECO “C96”]
[WhiteElo “?”]
[BlackElo “?”]
[PlyCount “2”]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 O-O 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Nd7 12.Nbd2 exd4 13.cxd4 Re8 14.b3 Nc6 15.Bb2 cxd4 16.Nxd4 Nxd4 17.Bxd4 Bb7 18.a4 Bf6 19.Nf3 bxa4 20.Rxa4 Rc8 21.Bd3 Nc5 22.Bxc5 Rxc5 23.Bxa6 Bc6 24.Rc4 Rxc4 25.Bxc4 Rxe4 26.Rxe4 Bxe4 27.Bd5 Bxf3 28.Qxf3 Qe7 29.g3 g6 30.b4 Bd4 31.Kg2  1/2-1/2

In Round 7, Shirov was shocked by a loss at the hands of Nakamura. Nakamura raised hopes in his fans that an American could win the Corus Chess Tournament.

[Event “Corus”]
[Site “Wijk aan Zee”]
[Date “2010.01.23”]
[EventDate “2010.01.16”]
[Round “7”]
[Result “1-0”]
[White “Nakamura”]
[Black “Shirov”]
[ECO “B33”]
[WhiteElo “?”]
[BlackElo “?”]
[PlyCount “2”]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Bxf6 gxf6 9.Na3 f5 10.Nc4 Nd4 11.exf5 Bxf5 12.Ne3 Bg6 13.Ncd5 Bh6 14.c3 Ne6 15.Bd3 Bxe3 16.Nxe3 Qb6 17.O-O Nf4 18.Be2 Rg8 19.Bf3 Nh3+ 20.Kh1 Nxf2+ 21.Rxf2 Qxe3 22.Bxb7 Rb8 23.Re2 Qb6 24.Bd5 Rg7 25.Qd2 f5 26.Rf1 Kd7 27.b4 f4 28.a4 a5 29.b5 Rd8 30.g3 fxg3 31.hxg3 Kc8 32.c4 Kb8 33.Rf6 Re7 34.Kh2 e4 35.Qc3 Rc8 36.Re3 Ka7 37.Bc6 Rd8 38.c5 dxc5 39.Bxe4 Rd6 40.Rxd6 Qxd6 41.Qxa5+  1-0

In Round 8, Nakamura had a major set back. Loosing to Kramnik forced him to fall two places in the standings and caused many supporters to give up on the hope that he could actually win the Corus Chess Tournament. I should not have to remind all the fair weather fans that it is perfectly acceptable for Nakamura to take a loss with the black pieces against a player as strong as Kramnik. Nakamura’s day will come and it still could happen this January.

[Event “Corus”]
[Site “Wijk aan Zee”]
[Date “2010.01.24”]
[EventDate “2010.01.16”]
[Round “8”]
[Result “1-0”]
[White “Kramnik”]
[Black “Nakamura”]
[ECO “A88”]
[WhiteElo “?”]
[BlackElo “?”]
[PlyCount “2”]

1.d4 f5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 g6 4.c4 Bg7 5.Nc3 O-O 6.Nf3 d6 7.O-O c6 8.Rb1 Ne4 9.Qc2 Nxc3 10.bxc3 e5 11.Rd1 e4 12.Ng5 h6 13.Nh3 g5 14.f3 d5 15.Nf2 Kh8 16.cxd5 cxd5 17.c4 e3 18.Nd3 Nc6 19.Bxe3 Nxd4 20.Bxd4 Bxd4+ 21.Kh1 f4 22.Rb5 Qf6 23.Rxd5 Be6 24.Nxf4 gxf4 25.R5xd4 fxg3 26.hxg3 Rg8 27.Rf4 Qg5 28.Rh4 Rg6 29.Qc3+ Kh7 30.f4 Qxg3 31.Qxg3 Rxg3 32.Bxb7 Rb8 33.Be4+ Kg7 34.Kh2 Re3 35.Rg1+ Kf7 36.Bg6+ Ke7 37.Bd3 Rb2 38.Rg2 Rxa2 39.Rxh6 Bf7 40.Rh7 Kf6 41.c5 Ra4 42.c6 Rxf4 43.c7 Re8 44.Rxf7+  1-0

Here are the current standings of the Corus 2010 Chess Tournament:

1.    A. Shirov    6
2.    M. Carlsen
V. Kramnik    5½
4.    H. Nakamura    5
5.    S. Karjakin
L. Dominguez
P. Leko
V. Ivanchuk    4½
9.    V. Anand    4
10.    F. Caruana    3½
11.    S. Tiviakov
N. Short    2½
13.    L. van Wely    2
14.    J. Smeets    1½

2009 Tal Memorial: Round 6

November 11, 2009

Today Kramnik  was able to win his game multiple times do to inaccurate play on both his and Ponomariov’s part.  I am in shock that the same Kramnik that missed 19.Qxh7+ played such a precise endgame.  Thanks to Ponomariov, Kramnik was able to pull ahead of Anand and is now in first place all by himself.

[Event “Tal Memorial”]
[Site “0:10:33-0:08:33”]
[Date “2009.11.11”]
[EventDate “?”]
[Round “6”]
[Result “1-0”]
[White “V Kramnik”]
[Black “R Ponomariov”]
[ECO “D38”]
[WhiteElo “?”]
[BlackElo “?”]

1.d4 e6{Nots by Chris Torres} 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Bg5 Nbd7 6.cxd5 exd5 7.e3 c5 8.dxc5{Kramnik elects not to develop his bishop to e2,d3 or b5 and instead plays a sharp variation that leaves his King in the middle of the board.} Qa5 9.Rc1 Ne4 10.Qxd5 Nxc3 11.bxc3 Bxc3+ 12.Kd1 O-O 13.Bc4 Nf6 14.Bxf6 Bxf6 15.Ke2 b5{I think this is a mistake. Perhaps Ponomariov could have played: 15…Be6 16.Qe4 Rae8 17.Rhd1 Bh3 18.Qxb7 Bxg2 19.Qd7 Rb8 20.Bb3 Rbd8 21.Qa4 Qc7 22.Rxd8 Rxd8 with equal chances} 16.c6 Ba6 17.Qf5 Qa3{This is a serious mistake. Ponomariov shpould have played:17…Bb2 18.Rc2 g6 19.Qc5 Ba3 20.Qg5 Be7 21.Qe5 Bd6 and the players are dead even.}  18.Bd3 Rfd8 19.c7{I can’t beleive Kramnik missed 19.Qxh7+ Kf8 20.c7Qxa2 21.Kf1. Its is always very interesting to see the mind of a chess genius play tricks on itself.} Qxa2+ 20.Nd2 Rxd3{Ponomariov is right back in the game thanks to Kramnik’s mistake on move 19.} 21.Qxd3 b4 22.Kf3 Bb7+{This is not accurate. Ponomariov should have played 22…Qa5 23.Qd6 Bb7 24.Ke2 Ba6 25.Ke1 Rc8 26.f3 Be5} 23.Kg3 h5 24.h3{f4 would be better. Play could continue 24…Rc8 25.Rhd1 Qe6 26.Rhd1 Bc6 27.Qc4 Rxc7 28.Qxb4 Qg4 with Kramnik clearly superior.} Qa5 25.f4 Rc8 26.Nc4 Qa6 27.Ne5 Qxd3 28.Nxd3 Bc3 29.Rhd1 a5 30.Nc5 Rxc7 31.Na4 Be4 32.Rd6{Kramnik makes a huge mistake. Luckily Ponomariov does not punish him with 32…Bc2! 33.Nxc3 Rxc3 34.Rb6 Rc4 35.Rb8 Kh7 36.Rb5 a4 37.Rxb4 Rxb4 38.Rxc2 a3 39.Ra2 Rb3 40.e5 Rxe3 41.Kf4 Rb3 42.Ke5 Kh6 43.h4 g6 44.fxg6 Kxg6 45.Kd4 Kf6 46.Kc4 Re3} Kh7{Missed the opportunity for 32…Bc2! see previous note} 33.Ra6 h4+ 34.Kh2 Rd7 35.Nc5 Re7 36.Rxa5 Bd2 37.Rc4 f5{This is a horrible mistake. It must be Kramnik’s lucky day! Play should have continued with 37…b3 38.Nxb3 Bxa5 39.Nxa5 Re6 40.Rd4 f5.} 38.Nxe4 fxe4 39.Rh5+ Kg6 40.Rg5+ Kf6 41.Rc6+ Kf7 42.Rf5+ Kg8 43.g4 Re8 44.Re5 Rb8 45.g5 Kh7 46.Re7 Bxe3 47.Rh6+ Kg8 48.Rg6 Bd4 49.Rge6 Kh7{It really is Kramnik’s lucky day. Ponomariov should have played 49…Bc5 and now Kramnik will punish him.} 50.f5 Bc5 51.Re8 Rxe8 52.Rxe8 b3 53.Kg2 Be3 54.Rxe4{The moves that follow are beautiful to watch. Even god using Deep Rybka would not have had a chance. I love the final position. Zugzwang anyone?}  Bxg5 55.Rb4 g6 56.Rb7+ Kh6 57.fxg6 Kxg6 58.Kf3 Bd2 59.Kg4 Be1 60.Rxb3 Bg3 61.Rf3 Be1 62.Re3 Bf2 63.Re6+ Kf7 64.Kf5 Bg3 65.Re4 Bf2 66.Kg5 Bg3 67.Re2 Kg7 68.Re7+ Kf8 69.Kf6 Bf2 70.Re6 Bg3 71.Kg6 Bh2 72.Re4 Bg3 73.Kf6 Bf2 74.Kg6 Bg3 75.Re2 Bd6 76.Kg5 Bg3 77.Kf6 Bf4 78.Re4 Bd6 79.Rd4 Bc7 80.Kg6 Bg3 81.Re4  1-0

(Table below aquired from http://www.chess.co.uk/twic/chessnews/events/tal-memorial-2009)

Tal Memorial Moscow (RUS), 5-14 xi 2009 cat. XXI (2764)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2772 * ½ ½ . ½ . 1 1 . 1 2958
2. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2788 ½ * . ½ ½ . ½ . 1 1 4 2884
3. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2758 ½ . * . ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ . 2823
4. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2739 . ½ . * ½ . ½ 1 ½ ½ 2821
5. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2801 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ . ½ . . 3 2765
6. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2786 . . 0 . ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 3 2759
7. Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2739 0 ½ ½ ½ . ½ * . . ½ 2709
8. Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2750 0 . ½ 0 ½ ½ . * ½ . 2 2643
9. Leko, Peter g HUN 2752 . 0 ½ ½ . 0 . ½ * ½ 2 2637
10. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2754 0 0 . ½ . ½ ½ . ½ * 2 2637

FIDE Top 100

November 9, 2009

Below is the FIDE top 100 list for November(source http://www.chess.co.uk/twic/).  Vugar Gashimov broke into the top 10 for the first time in his career. Born in 1986,  Mr. Gashimov  hails from Azerbaijan and is known for his extreme skill in one minute chess. Below is a recent example of his Brilliant play against American grandmaster Gata Kamsky:

[Event "Baku Grand Prix"]
[Site "Baku AZE"]
[Date "2008.04.28"]
[EventDate "2008.04.21"]
[Round "7"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Vugar Gashimov"]
[Black "Gata Kamsky"]
[ECO "C84"]
[WhiteElo "2679"]
[BlackElo "2726"]
[PlyCount "103"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5
7. Bb3 O-O 8. h3 Bb7 9. d3 d6 10. a3 Qd7 11. Nbd2 Rfe8 12. Nf1
Nd8 13. Ng3 Ne6 14. Ba2 c5 15. Bd2 Bf8 16. b4 h6 17. c4 Nf4
18. Re3 bxc4 19. dxc4 Ne6 20. Bb1 g6 21. Re1 Qc7 22. Bd3 Bg7
23. Rb1 Nd7 24. Ne2 Nd4 25. Nc3 Rec8 26. Rc1 Qd8 27. Nd5 Bc6
28. Bf1 Nf8 29. Nxd4 exd4 30. f4 Nd7 31. Qf3 Rcb8 32. Qg3 cxb4
33. axb4 a5 34. b5 Bxd5 35. cxd5 Nc5 36. e5 a4 37. Bb4 a3
38. Bxa3 d3 39. Bxc5 d2 40. Bxd6 Rb7 41. Red1 dxc1=Q 42. Rxc1
Rba7 43. Qb3 Ra1 44. Bc7 Qh4 45. Rxa1 Rxa1 46. Qf3 Qe1 47. b6
Qb4 48. d6 Qd4+ 49. Kh2 Rb1 50. b7 Rxb7 51. Qxb7 Qxf4+ 52. g3
1-0
FIDE Rating List November 2009 Top 100
Rk Se09 Name Title NAT YroB ap08 ju08 oc08 ja09 ap09 ju09 se09 Rating Gms
1 1 Topalov, Veselin g BUL 1975 2767 2777 2791 2796 2812 2813 2813 2810 10
2 4 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 1990 2765 2775 2786 2776 2770 2772 2772 2801 10
3 2 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 1969 2803 2798 2783 2791 2783 2788 2788 2788 0
4 3 Aronian, Levon g ARM 1982 2763 2737 2757 2750 2754 2768 2773 2786 13
5 5 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 1975 2788 2788 2772 2759 2759 2759 2772 2772 0
6 14 Gashimov, Vugar g AZE 1986 2679 2717 2703 2723 2730 2740 2740 2758 11
7 9 Gelfand, Boris g ISR 1968 2723 2720 2719 2733 2733 2755 2756 2758 11
8 12 Svidler, Peter g RUS 1976 2746 2738 2727 2723 2726 2739 2741 2754 17
9 6 Leko, Peter g HUN 1979 2741 2741 2747 2751 2751 2756 2762 2752 10
10 10 Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 1977 2774 2788 2787 2771 2751 2751 2750 2750 0
11 7 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 1987 2751 2744 2751 2761 2756 2756 2757 2748 10
12 8 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 1969 2740 2781 2786 2779 2746 2703 2756 2739 13
13 13 Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 1983 2719 2718 2719 2726 2726 2727 2741 2739 5
14 17 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 1983 2716 2728 2719 2733 2748 2733 2733 2736 13
15 11 Jakovenko, Dmitry g RUS 1983 2711 2709 2737 2760 2753 2760 2742 2736 10
16 15 Wang, Yue g CHN 1987 2689 2704 2736 2739 2738 2736 2736 2734 27
17 24 Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 1983 2687 2716 2720 2693 2693 2716 2717 2729 15
18 20 Karjakin, Sergey g UKR 1990 2732 2727 2730 2706 2721 2717 2722 2723 12
19 21 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 1985 2752 2742 2731 2724 2725 2717 2721 2719 25
20 18 Shirov, Alexei g ESP 1972 2740 2741 2726 2745 2745 2732 2730 2719 18
21 22 Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 1983 2695 2708 2719 2717 2721 2716 2719 2719 0
22 26 Movsesian, Sergei g SVK 1978 2695 2723 2732 2751 2747 2716 2711 2718 16
23 23 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 1990 2632 2681 2716 2696 2684 2703 2718 2718 0
24 16 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 1987 2686 2697 2704 2699 2701 2710 2735 2715 17
25 19 Alekseev, Evgeny g RUS 1985 2711 2708 2715 2718 2716 2714 2725 2715 7
26 36 Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 1982 2684 2650 2664 2702 2688 2693 2696 2711 20
27 44 Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 1987 2658 2646 2646 2664 2684 2689 2688 2708 21
28 42 Wang, Hao g CHN 1989 2689 2704 2736 2739 2696 2690 2690 2708 13
29 29 Short, Nigel D g ENG 1965 2660 2655 2642 2663 2674 2684 2706 2707 16
30 39 Navara, David g CZE 1985 2672 2646 2633 2638 2654 2687 2692 2707 9
31 25 Malakhov, Vladimir g RUS 1980 2689 2689 2675 2692 2709 2707 2715 2706 26
32 31 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam g UZB 1979 2681 2679 2672 2687 2695 2672 2702 2705 5
33 48 Almasi, Zoltan g HUN 1976 2674 2668 2663 2680 2685 2684 2685 2704 15
34 28 Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 1983 2705 2691 2705 2722 2728 2721 2709 2700 27
35 34 Akopian, Vladimir g ARM 1971 2673 2673 2679 2700 2696 2712 2698 2700 7
36 50 Adams, Michael g ENG 1971 2729 2735 2734 2712 2703 2699 2682 2698 12
37 30 Rublevsky, Sergei g RUS 1974 2695 2699 2702 2702 2702 2703 2703 2697 17
38 45 Nielsen, Peter Heine g DEN 1973 2629 2652 2662 2660 2668 2680 2687 2697 10
39 35 Jobava, Baadur g GEO 1983 2658 2665 2664 2669 2687 2684 2696 2696 0
40 27 Motylev, Alexander g RUS 1979 2666 2674 2672 2676 2677 2710 2710 2695 23
41 38 Kamsky, Gata g USA 1974 2726 2723 2729 2725 2720 2717 2692 2695 16
42 53 Vitiugov, Nikita g RUS 1987 2617 2616 2638 2687 2688 2681 2681 2694 24
43 43 Bologan, Viktor g MDA 1971 2665 2686 2682 2687 2690 2689 2688 2692 24
44 52 Volokitin, Andrei g UKR 1986 2684 2672 2659 2671 2671 2678 2681 2691 16
45 47 Naiditsch, Arkadij g GER 1985 2623 2665 2678 2693 2700 2697 2685 2689 26
46 41 Miroshnichenko, Evgenij g UKR 1978 2642 2593 2632 2667 2680 2696 2690 2686 26
47 32 Bu, Xiangzhi g CHN 1985 2708 2710 2714 2702 2704 2702 2702 2682 22
48 46 Polgar, Judit g HUN 1976 2709 2711 2711 2693 2693 2687 2687 2680 6
49 37 Moiseenko, Alexander g UKR 1980 2650 2632 2678 2676 2690 2682 2694 2677 17
50 67 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter g ROU 1976 2684 2692 2684 2675 2675 2675 2664 2677 14
51 54 Sargissian, Gabriel g ARM 1983 2643 2660 2642 2678 2660 2667 2678 2676 16
52 33 Onischuk, Alexander g USA 1975 2664 2670 2644 2659 2684 2699 2699 2672 18
53 56 Harikrishna, P. g IND 1986 2679 2668 2659 2673 2686 2679 2673 2672 16
54 68 Georgiev, Kiril g BUL 1965 2665 2671 2645 2634 2637 2645 2663 2672 13
55 62 Cheparinov, Ivan g BUL 1986 2695 2687 2696 2679 2678 2678 2667 2671 5
56 83 Efimenko, Zahar g UKR 1985 2660 2670 2680 2688 2682 2654 2654 2668 24
57 55 Sutovsky, Emil g ISR 1977 2630 2654 2651 2660 2660 2675 2676 2666 26
58 59 Kurnosov, Igor g RUS 1985 2593 2617 2606 2602 2658 2669 2669 2666 20
59 51 Najer, Evgeniy g RUS 1977 2627 2670 2682 2669 2669 2663 2681 2666 17
60 40 Ni, Hua g CHN 1983 2703 2705 2710 2709 2724 2701 2692 2665 35
61 57 Tiviakov, Sergei g NED 1973 2634 2645 2686 2684 2697 2674 2670 2664 34
62 63 Areshchenko, Alexander g UKR 1986 2650 2664 2664 2673 2657 2651 2667 2664 16
63 81 Landa, Konstantin g RUS 1972 2633 2615 2613 2626 2627 2655 2655 2664 16
64 74 Sasikiran, Krishnan g IND 1981 2679 2684 2694 2711 2682 2669 2661 2664 9
65 88 Smirin, Ilia g ISR 1968 2630 2637 2649 2647 2641 2650 2648 2662 16
66 69 Berkes, Ferenc g HUN 1985 2618 2645 2645 2651 2638 2647 2663 2661 21
67 93 Riazantsev, Alexander g RUS 1985 2638 2617 2656 2634 2635 2647 2646 2661 16
68 78 Roiz, Michael g ISR 1983 2659 2680 2677 2647 2635 2658 2658 2659 3
69 85 Krasenkow, Michal g POL 1963 2624 2639 2624 2620 2622 2631 2651 2656 19
70 90 Lastin, Alexander g RUS 1976 2622 2639 2651 2643 2650 2648 2648 2656 11
71 70 Pashikian, Arman g ARM 1987 2537 2564 2611 2621 2655 2650 2663 2656 11
72 71 Dreev, Alexey g RUS 1969 2657 2657 2670 2688 2668 2660 2662 2655 44
73 92 Baklan, Vladimir g UKR 1978 2647 2631 2625 2627 2618 2639 2646 2655 32
74 60 Avrukh, Boris g ISR 1978 2632 2656 2657 2645 2647 2641 2668 2655 7
75 Ganguly, Surya Shekhar g IND 1983 2614 2631 2603 2614 2625 2637 2634 2654 25
76 95 Fier, Alexandr g BRA 1988 2527 2558 2581 2590 2595 2604 2644 2653 28
77 100 Kazhgaleyev, Murtas g KAZ 1973 2617 2641 2640 2630 2626 2639 2643 2653 15
78 77 Fressinet, Laurent g FRA 1981 2656 2673 2676 2666 2664 2667 2658 2653 14
79 65 Meier, Georg g GER 1987 2560 2556 2558 2608 2641 2658 2664 2653 10
80 49 Grachev, Boris g RUS 1986 2610 2640 2653 2655 2652 2669 2684 2652 23
81 72 Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 1992 2620 2630 2640 2646 2649 2670 2662 2652 21
82 82 Predojevic, Borki g BIH 1987 2651 2634 2615 2650 2652 2644 2654 2652 17
83 86 Van Wely, Loek g NED 1972 2676 2644 2618 2625 2622 2655 2650 2652 15
84 79 Sokolov, Ivan g BIH 1968 2690 2658 2650 2657 2669 2655 2657 2652 11
85 76 Milov, Vadim g SUI 1972 2690 2705 2681 2669 2659 2659 2659 2652 5
86 61 Timofeev, Artyom g RUS 1985 2664 2650 2670 2671 2677 2681 2668 2651 22
87 84 Postny, Evgeny g ISR 1981 2649 2661 2674 2652 2648 2647 2651 2650 26
88 Smeets, Jan g NED 1985 2578 2593 2604 2601 2626 2632 2642 2650 17
89 73 Fridman, Daniel g GER 1976 2640 2637 2630 2650 2646 2665 2661 2649 15
90 94 Seirawan, Yasser g USA 1960 2630 2634 2634 2634 2634 2646 2646 2649 1
91 Vescovi, Giovanni g BRA 1978 2617 2631 2635 2635 2631 2631 2636 2648 19
92 80 Beliavsky, Alexander G g SLO 1953 2641 2606 2619 2646 2640 2662 2656 2648 17
93 91 Zhigalko, Sergei g BLR 1989 2568 2583 2592 2587 2622 2621 2646 2646 0
94 66 Inarkiev, Ernesto g RUS 1985 2684 2675 2669 2656 2676 2675 2664 2645 21
95 Savchenko, Boris g RUS 1986 2569 2578 2648 2654 2655 2650 2638 2644 29
96 Khismatullin, Denis g RUS 1984 2584 2613 2606 2601 2601 2604 2614 2643 16
97 Socko, Bartosz g POL 1978 2644 2627 2631 2631 2637 2656 2637 2643 15
98 89 Kobalia, Mikhail g RUS 1978 2627 2618 2630 2634 2645 2645 2648 2643 9
99 Korobov, Anton g UKR 1985 2590 2590 2605 2613 2616 2623 2633 2642 14
100 58 Tkachiev, Vladislav g FRA 1973 2657 2664 2664 2657 2657 2650 2669 2642 14

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