Friday, November 06, 2009

Tal Memorial Round 2

I’m watching the 2nd round of the 2009 Tal Memorial  2009 LIVE on Internet Chess Club. Two game that attract my attention is Kramnik-Anand and Carlsen-Morozevich.

GM Vladimir Kramnik – GM Viswanathan Anand

Tal Memorial, Round 2, 6.11.09

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Nf3 c5 8.
Rb1 O-O 9. Be2 cxd4 10. cxd4 Qa5+ 11. Bd2 Qxa2 12. O-O Bg4 13. Bg5 h6 14. Bh4
g5 15. Bg3 Nc6 16. d5 Rad8 17. Rxb7 e6 18. Bc7 Bxf3  19.Bxf3 Rd7 20. dxc6!?
I’m not sure whether this is theory or not but white has just sacrifiece his queen for a rook and a knight20… Rxd1 21. Rxd1 Qc2 22. Bd6 g4 23. Bxg4 Qxc6 24. Rc7 Qb6  Black have a dangerous passed pawn on a file. 25. Rd7 Rd8 26. Bc7 Rxd7 27. Bxb6 Rxd1+ 28. Bxd1 axb6 29. Kf1 1/2-1/2

GM Magnus Carlsen– GM Alexander Morozevich

Tal Memorial, Round 2, 6.11.09

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. f3 Carlsen divert from the Qc2 variation that he played against Kramnik last night. 4…d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 c5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. dxc5 Qa5 9. e4 Nf6 10. Be3 O-O 11. Qb3 Na6 12. Nh3 Nd7 13. Bxa6 Qxa6 14. c4 Ne5 15. Rc1 Bd7 16. Qc3 f6 17. O-O Ba4 18.Nf4 Rfd8 19.Bd4 Ng6 20.Nxg6 hxg6 21.e5 f5 22.h4 Rd7 23.Rf2 Rad8 24.Rd2 Qc6 25.Kh2 Qc7

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