Tal Memorial Moscow

(1) Aronian,L (2741) - Leko,P (2741) [E15]
Tal Memorial Moscow RUS (5), 11.11.2006

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.Qc2 c5 6.d5 exd5 7.cxd5 Bb7 8.Bg2 Nxd5 9.0-0 Be7 10.Rd1 Nc6 [10...Qc8 11.a3 Nf6 12.Nc3 d5 13.Bg5 d4 14.Bxf6 gxf6 15.Ne4 0-0 16.Rac1 Qe6 17.Nh4 Bc6 18.Nd2 Bxg2 19.Nxg2 Bd6 20.Nf3 Nc6 21.e3 Ne5 22.Nfh4 Rac8 23.Nf4 Qg4 24.h3 Qd7 25.Nh5 Qxh3 26.Qf5 Qxf5 27.Nxf5 Rfd8 28.exd4 Nf3+ 29.Kg2 Nxd4 30.Nxf6+ Kf8 31.Nxh7+ Kg8 32.Nf6+ Kf8 33.Rxd4 cxd4 34.Rh1 1-0 Rodshtein,M (2517)-Pashikian,A (2527)/Yerevan 2006] 11.Qf5 Nf6 12.e4 g6 13.Qf4 0-0 14.e5 Nh5 15.Qh6 Nd4 16.Nxd4 Bxg2 17.Kxg2 cxd4 18.g4 Rc8 19.Rxd4 [19.gxh5 g5 with the threat of 20...Rc6, trapping the white queen. Black has gained the advantage.] 19...Ng7 20.Nc3 f5 21.Qd2 Bc5 22.Rxd7 Qh4 23.Nd5 Qxg4+ 24.Kf1 Qh3+ 25.Kg1 Qg4+ 26.Kf1 Qh3+ 27.Kg1 Qg4+ 1/2-1/2

(2) Carlsen,M (2698) - Shirov,A (2720) [C42]
Tal Memorial Moscow RUS (5), 11.11.2006

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Bd6 7.0-0 0-0 8.Re1 Bf5 9.Nc3 Nxc3 10.bxc3 Bxd3 11.Qxd3 Nd7 12.Rb1 Nb6 13.Ng5 g6 14.Qh3 h5 15.g4 Qd7 16.gxh5 Rae8 17.Be3 Qxh3 18.Nxh3 gxh5 19.Bf4 Kg7 20.Rxe8 Rxe8 21.Bxd6 cxd6 22.Nf4 Kh6 23.Kg2 Kg5 24.Kf3 Rc8 25.Rb3 Rc4 26.Ra3 h4 27.h3 f5 28.Ne6+ Kf6 29.Nf4 Kg5 30.Ne6+ 1/2-1/2

(3) Ponomariov,R (2703) - Svidler,P (2750) [D85]
Tal Memorial Moscow RUS (5), 11.11.2006

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bg5 c5 8.Rc1 cxd4 9.cxd4 0-0 10.Nf3 Bg4 11.d5 Nd7 12.Be2 Nf6 13.h3 Bd7 14.Bd3 h6 15.Bf4 e6 16.Bc7 Qe8 17.d6 Bc6 18.Qe2 Nh5 19.g3 e5 20.0-0 Qd7 21.Kh2 Bf6 22.Rfd1 Ng7 23.Bc4 Rac8 24.Bd5 Ne6 25.Bxc6 bxc6 26.Qa6 Nxc7 27.Qxa7 Kg7 28.Qb7 Qd8 29.dxc7 Qxc7 30.Qxc7 1/2-1/2

(4) Grischuk,A (2710) - Mamedyarov,S (2728) [C95]
Tal Memorial Moscow RUS (5), 11.11.2006

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0-0 9.h3 Nb8 10.d4 Nbd7 11.Nbd2 Bb7 12.Bc2 Re8 13.Nf1 Bf8 14.Ng3 g6 15.b3 d5 16.Bg5 h6 17.Bh4 g5 18.Nxg5 hxg5 19.Bxg5 exd4 20.e5 Rxe5 21.Rxe5 Nxe5 22.cxd4 Nc6 23.Qd3 [23.Nh5 Be7 24.Bxf6 Bxf6 25.Qd3 Kf8 26.Qh7 Bxd4 27.Qh6+ Ke8 28.Re1+ Ne5 29.Bf5 Qd6 30.Qg5 c5 31.Nf6+ Kd8 32.Nxd5+ Ke8 33.Nf6+ Kd8 34.Nd5+ 1/2-1/2 Shirov,A (2720)-Mamedyarov,S (2728)/Moscow RUS 2006] 23...Nb4 24.Qf3 Be7 25.Bb1 Bc8 26.Qf4 Ne4 27.Bxe7 Qxe7 28.a3 Nc6 29.Bxe4 [29.Nxe4 dxe4 30.Bxe4 Nxd4 31.Qg3+ Kf8 32.Qe3 Nf5 33.Qf4 Rb8 34.Bxf5 Qd6 35.Qh4 Qe5 (35...Bxf5 36.Qh8+ Ke7 37.Qxb8 ) 36.Qd8+ Kg7 37.Rd1 Qxf5 38.Qxc7 Ra8 39.Rd8 Qf6 40.Qg3+ (40.Rxc8 Rxc8 41.Qxc8 Qa1+ 42.Kh2 Qxa3 43.Qc3+ ) 40...Kh7 41.Rg8 ] 29...dxe4 30.Nh5 Qd6 31.Nf6+ Kf8 32.Qh6+ Ke7 33.Ng8+ Ke8 34.Nf6+ Ke7 1/2-1/2

(5) Gelfand,B (2733) - Morozevich,A (2747) [D45]
Tal Memorial Moscow RUS (5), 11.11.2006

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Nf3 Nbd7 6.Qc2 Bd6 7.b3 0-0 8.Be2 e5 9.cxd5 cxd5 10.Nb5 Bb4+ 11.Bd2 Bxd2+ 12.Nxd2 a6 13.dxe5 Nxe5 14.Nd4 Bg4 15.Bxg4 Nfxg4 16.0-0 Rc8 17.Qf5 g6 18.Qf4 Qe7 19.N2f3 Nxf3+ 20.Qxf3 Nf6 21.Rac1 Ne4 22.Qe2 Qa3 23.Rc2 Nd6 24.f3 Rxc2 25.Qxc2 Qa5 26.Rd1 Re8 27.Kf2 h5 28.Rd3 Qd8 29.Qd2 Re5 30.Nc2 Nf5 31.Nd4 Nd6 32.Kg1 Qe7 33.Rc3 Kg7 34.Qc1 Ne8 35.Ne2 Kh7 36.Qd2 Nd6 37.Nd4 Kg7 38.a4 Kg8 39.Qc1 Qd8 40.Rc5 Qe7 41.Rc7 Qd8 42.Rc3 Qe7 43.Rc7 1/2-1/2

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