Tal Memorial, strongest tournament of 2011, starts today - full pairings

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Today the strongest tournament of 2011 and highest rated 10-player round robin tournament in chess history starts: the Tal Memoral, in Moscow, Russia. The players' field with Magnus Carlsen (2823, Norway), Vishy Anand (2817, India), Levon Aronian (2802, Armenia), Vladimir Kramnik (2800, Russia), Vassily Ivanchuk (2775, Ukraine), Sergey Karjakin (2763, Russia), Hikaru Nakamura (2753, USA), Peter Svidler (2755, Russia), Boris Gelfand (2746, Israel) and Ian Nepomniachtchi (2730, Russia) results in an average rating of 2776, making this event a record Category-22 tournament.

EventTal Memorial 2011 |  PGN via TWIC
DatesNovember 16th-25th, 2011
LocationMoscow, Russia
System10-player round robin
PlayersCarlsen, Anand, Aronian, Kramnik, Ivanchuk, Karjakin, Nakamura, Svidler, Gelfand, Nepomniachtchi
Rate of play100 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 50 minutes for the next 20 moves followed by 15 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one

The tournament takes place in the Pashkov House, one of the most renowned Classicist buildings in Moscow, currently owned by the Russian State Library. It is believed to be built by Vasili Bazhenov and is located at 3/5 Vozdvizhenka Street, Moscow. It was erected in 1784-1786 by Pyotr Pashkov, retired Captain Lieutenant of the Guards Semenovsky Regiment and son of the batman of Peter the Great. The building was designed by Russian architect Vasili Bazhenov.

Keep an eye on the official website, which again will have video webcast with live commentary by GM Emil Sutovsky and invited guests. Among them are Victor Shenderovich, Vladimir Solovyov, Maxim Potashev, Ilya Novikov, Nikolai Lugansky and others.

Schedule and pairings

Round 116.11.1112:00 CET Round 217.11.1112:00 CET
Aronian-Carlsen Carlsen-Gelfand
Kramnik-Nepomniachtchi Karjakin-Nakamura
Ivanchuk-Svidler Svidler-Anand
Anand-Karjakin Nepomniachtchi-Ivanchuk
Nakamura-Gelfand Aronian-Kramnik
Round 318.11.1112:00 CET Round 419.11.1112:00 CET
Kramnik-Carlsen Carlsen-Karjakin
Ivanchuk-Aronian Svidler-Gelfand
Anand-Nepomniachtchi Nepomniachtchi-Nakamura
Nakamura-Svidler Aronian-Anand
Gelfand-Karjakin Kramnik-Ivanchuk
Round 520.11.1112:00 CET Round 622.11.1112:00 CET
Ivanchuk-Carlsen Carlsen-Svidler
Anand-Kramnik Nepomniachtchi-Karjakin
Nakamura-Aronian Aronian-Gelfand
Gelfand-Nepomniachtchi Kramnik-Nakamura
Karjakin Svidler Ivanchuk-Anand
Round 723.11.1112:00 CET Round 824.11.1112:00 CET
Anand-Carlsen Carlsen-Nepomniachtchi
Nakamura-Ivanchuk Aronian-Svidler
Gelfand-Kramnik Kramnik-Karjakin
Karjakin-Aronian Ivanchuk-Gelfand
Svidler-Nepomniachtchi Anand-Nakamura
Round 925.11.1110:00 CET    
Nakamura-Carlsen    
Gelfand-Anand    
Karjakin-Ivanchuk    
Svidler-Kramnik    
Nepomniachtchi-Aronian    

 

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