Post Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:24 pm

Carlsen Wins The 2012 Tal Memorial

Carlsen Wins The 2012 Tal Memorial
Top-rated Magnus Carlsen won the 7th Tal Memorial in Moscow, one of the strongest chess tournaments of the year.
In round four against Russia's Alexander Grischuk, Carlsen played like the magician Mikhail Tal, leaving his bishop under attack for eight moves. " It was the energizer," he said and although he only drew that game, he was in the driver's seat in the remaining games.
"The victory is nice," Carlsen said. "
The leader before the final round was Fabiano Caruana, but he fell to defeat against an inspired Lev Aronian, slipping down to second place

Some nice games Of Magnus Carlsen

1. Magnus Carlsen vs Vladimir Kramnik
Tal Memorial 2012
[Result 1/2-1/2]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3
d5 7. e3 b6 8. cxd5 exd5 9. Bd3 Ba6 10. Bxa6 Nxa6 11. Qd3 Qc8
12. Ne2 c5 13. b3 cxd4 14. Qxd4 Nc5 15. Qd1 Qa6 16. Nf4 d4
17. b4 dxe3 18. bxc5 Qa5+ 19. Kf1 Rad8 20. Qc2 Qb5+ 21. Ke1
Qa5+ 22. Kf1 Qb5+ 23. Ke1 Qa5+ 1/2-1/2

2. Alexander Morozevich vs Magnus Carlsen
Tal Memorial 2012
[Result 1/2-1/2]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d5 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bh4
c5 8.dxc5 g5 9.Bg3 Ne4 10.e3 Qa5 11.Rc1 Nd7 12.Ne2 Ndxc5 13.a3
Bxc3+ 14.Nxc3 Nxc3 15.Qxc3 Qxc3+ 16.Rxc3 Ne4 17.Rc7 Nxg3
18.hxg3 Rb8 19.Bb5+ Kf8 20.Kd2 Kg7 21.Rhc1 Rd8 22.Re7 Kf6
23.Rcc7 Rf8 24.b4 a6 25.Bd3 a5 26.bxa5 Ra8 27.Bb5 Rxa5 28.a4
Ra8 29.Kc3 h5 30.Kb4 h4 31.Re8 Rxe8 32.Bxe8 Be6 33.Bb5 d4
34.gxh4 gxh4 35.exd4 Bd5 36.f3 Rg8 37.Rc2 Ke7 38.a5 Kd6 39.Bc4
Bxc4 40.Rxc4 Rxg2 41.Rc5 h3 42.Rh5 h2 43.Kc4 Rc2+ 44.Kd3 Ra2
45.Ke4 f5+ 46.Kf4 Kd5 47.Rxf5+ Kxd4 48.Rh5 Rg2 49.Rh7 Kd3
50.Ke5 Ke2 51.f4 Kf1 52.f5 Ra2 53.f6 Rxa5+ 54.Ke6 Ra6+ 55.Ke7
Rxf6 56.Kxf6 Kg1 57.Ke5 h1=Q 58.Rxh1+ Kxh1 59.Kd4 1/2-1/2

3. Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana
Tal Memorial 2012
[Result 1/2-1/2]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3
Bg7 7. Qa4+ Nd7 8. Nf3 O-O 9. Be3 c5 10. Rc1 Nb6 11. Qd1 Bg4
12. Be2 Bxf3 13. gxf3 cxd4 14. cxd4 Qd7 15. O-O Rac8 16. Qd2
Rfd8 17. Rfd1 Rxc1 18. Qxc1 Rc8 19. Qa3 Na4 20. Bf1 b5 21. Rc1
Rxc1 22. Qxc1 Bxd4 23. Bxb5 Bxe3 24. Bxd7 Bxc1 25. Bxa4 Bf4
26. h3 Be5 27. Kg2 Bf4 28. Kg1 Be5 29. Kg2 Bf4 30. Kg1 1/2-1/2

4. Magnus Carlsen vs Alexander Grischuk
Tal Memorial 2012
[Result 1/2-1/2]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.d3 b5 7.Bb3
O-O 8.a4 b4 9.Nbd2 Bc5 10.Nc4 d6 11.Bg5 h6 12.Bh4 Bg4 13.Ne3
Bxf3 14.gxf3 g5 15.Bg3 Nd4 16.Bc4 Nh5 17.c3 bxc3 18.bxc3 Ne6
19.Rb1 Nhg7 20.Bd5 Rc8 21.Kh1 Kh8 22.Rg1 Qf6 23.Bc4 a5 24.Rb5
h5 25.Rxa5 h4 26.Ng4 Qe7 27.Qf1 Ra8 28.Rxc5 dxc5 29.Nxe5 Qf6
30.Qh3 Rxa4 31.Bd5 Ra6 32.Bc4 Rd6 33.f4 Nxf4 34.Bxf4 Qxf4
35.Nf3 Rg6 36.Rg4 Qc1+ 37.Rg1 Qf4 38.Rg4 Qc1+ 39.Rg1 Qf4
40.Rg4 Qc1+ 1/2-1/2

5. Teimour Radjabov vs Magnus Carlsen
Tal Memorial 2012
[Result 0-1]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Nxc6 Qf6 6.Qf3 bxc6
7.Qg3 d6 8.Nc3 Qg6 9.Bd3 Nf6 10.Na4 Bd4 11.c3 Bb6 12.O-O Qxg3
13.hxg3 Ng4 14.Bf4 f6 15.Rad1 h5 16.Be2 Be6 17.Nxb6 axb6 18.a3
Ke7 19.f3 Ne5 20.Kf2 b5 21.Bxe5 fxe5 22.Ke3 h4 23.gxh4 Rxh4
24.Rh1 Rah8 25.Rxh4 Rxh4 26.Rc1 Rh2 27.Kf2 Rh8 28.Ke3 g5
29.Bd3 Kd7 30.Ra1 Bb3 31.Rc1 Kc8 32.Kf2 Kb7 33.Kg3 Be6 34.Ra1
Kb6 35.Rc1 c5 36.Ra1 c4 37.Bc2 Kc5 38.Re1 c6 39.Bb1 Kb6 40.Bc2
Kc7 41.Kf2 Kd7 42.a4 bxa4 43.Ra1 Rb8 44.Ra2 d5 45.exd5 cxd5
46.Bxa4+ Kd6 47.Bc2 d4 48.Be4 Rb6 49.Ke2 g4 50.fxg4 Bxg4+
51.Kd2 Be6 52.Kc2 Bd5 53.Bxd5 d3+ 54.Kd2 Kxd5 55.Ke3 Rg6
56.Ra5+ Ke6 57.Ke4 Rg4+ 58.Kf3 Rf4+ 59.Ke3 Rf1 0-1