Mikhail Tal Memorial 2016 / Round 6

by National Life Master Loal Davis


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Four decisive games in Round 6; beautiful games all.


Levon Aronian took out the tournament leader Anish Giri in a very strongly played English.

Aronian, Levon (ARM) vs. Giri, Anish (NED),  ?,  Source2016.10.02,  Round 6White (Aronian) To Play


Vladimir Kramnik played a strong White side of the Sicilian against Boris Gelfand.  Poor Gelfand has managed only a half point so far.  The following liquidating sequence by White was very convincing.

Kramnik, Vladimir (RUS vs. Gelfand, Boris (ISR),  ?,  Source2016.10.02,  Round 6White (Kramnik) To Play


Peter Svidlier beat Chao Li in a Reti (Reversed Benoni-like) opening; a very tough game.

Svidler, Peter (RUS) vs. Li, Chao b (CHN),  ?,  Source2016.10.02,  Round 6Final Position


Ian Nepomniachtchi stepped into the tournament lead beating Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.

Nepomniachtchi, Ian (RUS) vs. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (AZE),  ?,  Source2016.10.02,  Round 6White (Nepomniachtchi) To Play



# Name Pts SB
1 Nepomniachtchi, Ian 4.5 13.25
2 Giri, Anish 4 9.5
3 Aronian, Levon 3.5 10.75
  Kramnik, Vladimir 3.5 8.75
  Anand, Viswanathan 3.5 7.5
6 Svidler, Peter 3 10
  Li, Chao b 3 6.25
8 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 2.5 4.5
9 Tomashevsky, Evgeny 2 6.25
10 Gelfand, Boris 0.5 1.75



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