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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tal Chess Memorial Round 5: Morozevich in Sole Lead; Teimour Tries Scotch and Loses to Carlsen

World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen

Alexander Morozevich - In Sole Lead
The fifth day of game play at the 7th Tal Chess Memorial currently being played at the Pashkov House in Moscow saw two decisive games. Alexander Morozevich capitalised on Aronian's piece sacrifice for several pawns as the latter drifted into a loss. Magnus Carlsen continued with his out-for-a-win attack and won over overnight joint leader Teimour Radjabov. The other games were a draw, but not without efforts by all players. The 7th edition of the Tal Chess Memorial includes 10 players vying for the title over a round-robin format from June 8 to 18. Rest days are June 11 and 15. Time control: 100 minutes for the first 40 moves, 50 minutes for the next 20 moves, and 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. Games can be viewed live online at the official website. The prize fund is 100,000 Euros.

Round 5: Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Alexander Grischuk-Fabiano Caruana 1/2-1/2
Teimour Radjabov-Magnus Carlsen 0-1
Levon Aronian-Alexander. Morozevich 0-1
Hikaru Nakamura-Vladimir Kramnik 1/2-1/2
Evgeny Tomashevsky-Luke McShane 1/2-1/2

Standings after Round 5
1. Morozevich - 4
2-4. Carlsen, Radjabov, Kramnik - 3
5. Caruana - 2,5
6-9. Grischuk, Aronian, Nakamura, McShane - 2
10. Tomashevsky - 1,5

You can view the Carlsen-Radjabov game in our Chess King applet by expanding this post. (Photos by Eteri Kublashvili/Official website.)

Radjabov,T (2784) - Carlsen,M (2835)

Result: 0-1
Site: Moscow RUS
Date: 2012.06.13
[...] 1.e4 e5 2.¤f3 ¤c6 3.d4 exd4 4.¤xd4 ¥c5 5.¤xc6 £f6 6.£f3 bxc6 7.£g3 d6 8.¤c3 £g6 9.¥d3 ¤f6 10.¤a4 ¥d4 11.c3 ¥b6 12.O-O £xg3 13.hxg3 ¤g4 14.¥f4 f6 15.¦ad1 h5 16.¥e2 ¥e6 17.¤xb6 axb6 18.a3 ¢e7 19.f3 ¤e5 20.¢f2 b5 21.¥xe5 fxe5 22.¢e3 h4 23.gxh4 ¦xh4 24.¦h1 ¦ah8 25.¦xh4 ¦xh4 26.¦c1 ¦h2 27.¢f2 ¦h8 28.¢e3 g5 29.¥d3 ¢d7 30.¦a1 ¥b3 31.¦c1 ¢c8 32.¢f2 ¢b7 33.¢g3 ¥e6 34.¦a1 ¢b6 35.¦c1 c5 36.¦a1 c4 37.¥c2 ¢c5 38.¦e1 c6 39.¥b1 ¢b6 40.¥c2 ¢c7 41.¢f2 ¢d7 42.a4 bxa4 43.¦a1 ¦b8 44.¦a2 d5 45.exd5 cxd5 46.¥xa4+ ¢d6 47.¥c2 d4 48.¥e4 ¦b6 49.¢e2 g4 50.fxg4 ¥xg4+ 51.¢d2 ¥e6 52.¢c2 ¥d5 53.¥xd5 d3+ 54.¢d2 ¢xd5 55.¢e3 ¦g6 56.¦a5+ ¢e6 57.¢e4 ¦g4+ 58.¢f3 ¦f4+ 59.¢e3 ¦f1

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