Tal Chess R8: Tomashevsky Does a Clark Kent against Carlsen!

Clark Tomashevsky Kent to Carlsen: Throw what you can Mr Magnus

An interesting draw was the highlight of Round 8 at the Tal Chess Memorial. Last seed Evgeny Tomashevsky was up against top seed and World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen. But, Tomashevsky was in full form. He handled absolutely everything Carlsen threw at him like the Man of Steel. Carlsen’s missiles went thud, as Tomashevsky held his ground for a frustrating draw – frustrating for the Mozart of Chess that is. Enjoy the game.


Carlsen,M (2835) – Tomashevsky,E (2738)

Result: 1/2-1/2
Site: Moscow RUS
Date: 2012.06.17

[…] 1.c4 e5 2.¤c3 ¤f6 3.¤f3 ¤c6 4.g3 ¥c5 5.¥g2 d6 6.O-O a6 7.a3 O-O 8.b4 ¥a7 9.d3 h6 10.¥b2 ¦b8 11.¦c1 ¥e6 12.¤d2 ¤e7 13.e3 £d7 14.¤e2 ¥g4 15.¦e1 ¤g6 16.£c2 c6 17.d4 ¦be8 18.c5 ¥b8 19.dxe5 dxe5 20.¤c4 ¥h3 21.¦cd1 £e6 22.¤a5 ¥xg2 23.¢xg2 ¦e7 24.e4 £g4 25.¤g1 ¤h4+ 26.¢h1 ¤f3 27.¤xf3 £xf3+ 28.¢g1 £g4 29.¦d3 £c8 30.¤c4 £e6 31.f3 ¥c7 32.¦ed1 ¦d7 33.¤d6 ¥xd6 34.¦xd6 ¦xd6 35.¦xd6 £a2 36.¢g2 ¦e8 37.£c3 ¤h7 38.¦d2 ¤f8 39.¥c1 £e6 40.¦d6 £a2+ 41.£b2 £xb2+ 42.¥xb2 f6 43.¢h3 ¦e7 44.¢g4 ¢f7 45.¥c1 ¦d7 46.¥e3 ¦xd6 47.cxd6 ¤d7 48.a4 b6 49.a5 bxa5 50.bxa5 c5 51.¢h5 ¢g8 52.f4 exf4 53.gxf4 ¢f7 54.¥d2 ¤f8 55.¥e3 ¤d7 56.f5 c4 57.¥d4 ¢e8 58.¢g6 ¢f8 59.¥c3 ¢g8 60.¥d4 ¢f8 61.h3 ¢g8 62.¥c3 ¢f8 63.h4 ¢g8 64.e5 fxe5 65.f6 gxf6 66.h5 f5 67.¢xf5 ¢f7 68.¥b4 e4 69.¢xe4 ¢e6 70.¢d4 ¤f6 71.¢xc4 ¤xh5 72.¢c5 ¤f6 73.¢c6 ¤d7 74.¥e1 h5 75.¥g3 ¤f8 76.¢b7 h4 77.¥h2 ¢d5 78.¢xa6 ¢c6 79.¢a7 ¤d7 80.a6 ¤c5 81.¥f4 h3 82.¥g3 ¢b5 83.¥h2 ¢c6 84.¥g3 ¢b5 85.¥h2

3 Responses to “Tal Chess R8: Tomashevsky Does a Clark Kent against Carlsen!”

  • Jason Bourne, LA says:

    it’s funny just over in kazan bottom seed betul beats tops seed hou yifan and here in tal memorial bottom seed holds top seed. and the other day both top seeds leaders lose. chess is quite exciting.

  • alexis cochran, nz says:

    one second isn’t that a win for carlsen?

  • amrit puri, knights chess club, new delhi says:

    Hi I just read on chessblog.com that carlsen has actually won the tournament! That’s amazing with a last round win and he had so many draws in the event. Congrats to Magnus Carlsen.

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