:: Tal Memorial 2007

Round 1, 10.11.2007
Leko - Shirov 1-0
Alekseev - Ivanchuk 1/2
Jakovenko - Mamedyarov 1/2
Kamsky - Gelfand 1/2
Kramnik - Carlsen 1/2
Round 2, 11.11.2007
Leko - Kamsky 1/2
Carlsen - Alekseev 1/2
Gelfand - Kramnik 1/2
Ivanchuk - Jakovenko 1/2
Shirov - Mamedyarov 1/2
Round 3, 12.11.2007
Kamsky - Shirov 0-1
Kramnik - Leko 1-0
Alekseev - Gelfand 1/2
Jakovenko - Carlsen 0-1
Mamedyarov - Ivanchuk 1-0
Round 4, 13.11.2007
Shirov - Ivanchuk 1/2
Carlsen - Mamedyarov 1/2
Gelfand - Jakovenko 1/2
Leko - Alekseev 1/2
Kamsky - Kramnik 1/2
Round 5, 14.11.2007
Kramnik - Shirov 1-0
Alekseev - Kamsky 1/2
Jakovenko - Leko 1/2
Mamedyarov - Gelfand 1/2
Ivanchuk - Carlsen 1/2
Round 6, 16.11.2007
Shirov - Carlsen 1-0
Gelfand - Ivanchuk 1/2
Leko - Mamedyarov 1/2
Kamsky - Jakovenko 0-1
Kramnik - Alekseev 1-0
Round 7, 17.11.2007
Alekseev - Shirov 0-1
Jakovenko - Kramnik 1/2
Mamedyarov - Kamsky 0-1
Ivanchuk - Leko 1/2
Carlsen - Gelfand 1/2
Round 8, 18.11.2007
Shirov - Gelfand 1/2
Leko - Carlsen 1/2
Kamsky - Ivanchuk 1/2
Kramnik - Mamedyarov 1-0
Alekseev - Jakovenko 1/2
Round 9, 19.11.2007
Jakovenko - Shirov 1/2
Mamedyarov - Alekseev 1/2
Ivanchuk - Kramnik 1/2
Carlsen - Kamsky 1/2
Gelfand - Leko 1/2

Final standings: 1. Kramnik 6.5, 2. Shirov 5.0, 3-6. Gelfand, Carlsen, Jakovenko, Leko 4.5, 7-9. Ivanchuk, Kamsky, Mamedyarov 4.0, 10. Alekseev 3.5

The super tournament
(Average ELO 2740, Category 20) in the memory of Mikhail Tal was organized in Moscow from November 9 to November 19 2007. Top grandmasters Vladimir Kramnik (RUS 2785), Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR 2787), Peter Leko (HUN 2755), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE 2752), Alexei Shirov (ESP 2739), Boris Gelfand (ISR 2736), Evgeny Alekseev (RUS 2716), Magnus Carlsen (NOR 2714), Gata Kamsky (USA 2714), Dmitry Jakovenko (RUS 2710) competed. Vladimir Kramnik is the winner of the event (certain winner after the 8th round already) with a striking 1.5 point difference from the 2nd in final rank Alexei Shirov.

Right after the conclusion of the super GM tournament, the World Blitz Championship will take place between the 19th and 22nd of November 2007. Preliminary phase: 19-20 November. Among players with ELO rating 2625 and above, 6 will be qualified for the final phase where also the 10 participants of Tal Memorial 2007 plus Vishy Anand and Anatoly Karpov will compete.

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