Sunday, November 08, 2009

Carlsen-Aronian, Kramnik- Svidler - Tal Memorial

According to source, several players of the Tal Memorial have been infected with flu. Among others is Magnus Carlsen and Vladimir Kramnik. Will this effect their play in round 4? Lets see…

GM Magnus Carlsen (2801) – GM Levon Aronian (2786)
Tal Memorial, Round 4, 8.9.09

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4
b5 8. Bd3 Bd6 9. Nd2

1 Flu variation ? This move looks odds but a 2800+ player must know what he’s doing 9…Bb7 10. Nce4 Be7 11. Nxf6+ Nxf6 12. O-O O-O 13. Nb3 c5 14.dxc5 Qd5 15. f3 Rfd8 16. Be2 Qe5 17. Qe1 Bd5 18. Qc3 Qxc3 19. bxc3 Bxb3 20. axb3 Nd5 21.b4 Nxc3 22. Kf2 a5 23. Rxa5 Rxa5 24. bxa5 Bxc5 25. Bb2 Nxe2 26. Kxe2 Bb4 27.Ra1 Rd2+ 28. Kf1 Rxb2 29. a6 Bc5 30. Rc1 g6 31. Rxc5 Ra2 32. Rxb5 Rxa6 1/2-1/2

GM Vladimir Kramnik (2772) – GM Peter Svidler (2754)
Tal Memorial, Round 4, 8.9.09

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 Svidler stay loyal with his favourite opening – Gruenfeld although he suffered terrible beating by the World Champ- Vishy Anand last night! 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Be3 c5 8.
Rc1 Qa5 9. Qd2 O-O 10. Nf3 Bg4 11. d5 Na6 12. h4 f5 13. exf5 Bxf5 14. h5 Rad8
15. hxg6 Bxg6 16. Bh6 Bxh6 17. Rxh6 Rf6 18. Ne5 Qa4 19. Qe3 Qf4 20. Qxf4 Rxf4 21. Nxg6 hxg6 22. Rxg6+ Kf7 23. Rg5 Re4+ 24. Be2 Kf6 25. Rh5 Kg6 26. g4 Rf8 27.Rd1 Rf6 28. Rh8 Kg7 29. Rd8 Rb6 30. f3 Re3 31. Rd3 Re5 32. Kf2 Rh6 33. Bf1 Rh2+ 1/2-1/2

34. Kg3 Rxa2 35. d6 exd6 36. R3xd6 Re7 37. R6d7 1-0

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