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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Tal Chess Memorial Round 1 - How Aronian Beat Nakamura

The 7th Tal Chess Memorial began at Pashkov House in Moscow with four of the five chess games ending in decisive results! Alexander Morozevich beat Fabiano Caruana, Alexander Grischuk beat Luke McShane, Teimour Radjabov beat Evgeny Tomashevsky, and Levon Aronian beat Hikaru Nakamura! The only game that was drawn was played out between Magnus Carlsen and Vladimir Kramnik. 




The Tal Chess Memorial is being held from June 7 to 18. Game days are 8-10, 12-14 and June 16-18 with breaks being on June 11 and 15. The live video broadcasts starts every day at India time 4.30 pm. The time control is as follows: 100 minutes for the first 40 moves of the game and 50 minutes for 20 moves with 15 minutes before the end of the game with an increment of 30 seconds for every move beginning from the first move. 

Participants cannot offer draw only after the 40th move. The prize fund is 1,00,000 euros. (Photos: Eteri Kublashvili/Russian Chess Federation). Here is the Aronian-Nakamura game from Round 1 of the 7th Tal Chess Memorial.




Levon Aronian. (2739) - Hikaru Nakamura (2799)

Result: 1-0
Site: Moscow RUS
Date: 2012.06.8


[...] 1.c4 e5 2.¤c3 ¤f6 3.¤f3 ¤c6 4.g3 d5 5.cxd5 ¤xd5 6.¥g2 ¤b6 7.O-O ¥e7 8.d3 O-O 9.¥e3 f5 10.¦c1 ¢h8 11.a3 ¥f6 12.¥c5 ¦e8 13.b4 ¥e6 14.¦e1 £d7 15.e4 a6 16.¥h3 g6 17.¥e3 £g7 18.¤g5 ¥g8 19.¤f3 f4 20.¥xb6 cxb6 21.¤d5 g5 22.¥d7 ¦e6 23.¥xe6 ¥xe6 24.¤xf6 £xf6 25.¦xc6 bxc6 26.£a1 a5 27.£xe5 £xe5 28.¤xe5 axb4 29.axb4 c5 30.bxc5 bxc5 31.gxf4 gxf4 32.¢g2 ¦a3 33.¢f3 c4 34.¢xf4 cxd3 35.¦d1 ¦a2 36.¤xd3 ¥c4 37.f3 ¦xh2 38.¤e5 ¥a2 39.¦d7 ¦h6 40.¤f7+ ¥xf7 41.¦xf7 ¢g8 42.¦f5 ¦h1 43.e5 h5 44.¦g5+ ¢f8 45.¢f5 h4 46.¦h5 ¢g7 47.f4 h3 48.¢e6 ¢g6 49.¦g5+ ¢h6 50.¢f5 ¦h2 51.¦g8 ¦h1 52.e6 h2 53.¦g2


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