Alekhine Memorial

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The Alekhine Memorial was a recurring chess tournament, organized in different cities and irregular intervals, honoring the former world chess champion Alexander Alekhine.

The Alekhine Memorial tournaments have no numbering (technically it is not a series), sometimes it is thus unclear whether or not an event can be regarded as an Alekhine Memorial (as for instance at Moscow in 1959 and the following Moscow Central Chess Club International tournaments).

Immediately after Alekhine's death, Erich Eliskases won at Rio de Janeiro in 1946 the first Alekhine Memorial ever held.

Winners[edit]

Year Host cities Winners Points Players
1956 Moscow, Soviet Union  Mikhail Botvinnik (Soviet Union)
 Vasily Smyslov (Soviet Union)
11/15 16
1971 Moscow, Soviet Union  Anatoly Karpov (Soviet Union)
 Leonid Stein (Soviet Union)
11/17 18
1975 Moscow, Soviet Union  Efim Geller (Soviet Union) 10½/15 16
1986 Cascais, Portugal  Vladimir Bagirov (Soviet Union) 7/10 11
2013 Paris, France
Saint Petersburg, Russia
 Levon Aronian (Armenia) 5½/9 10

Alekhine Memorial 2013[edit]

The first part of the tournament (rounds 1–5) was held at the pavilion built in the Tuileries Garden in Paris, France, on 20–25 April 2013.[1] The second part (rounds 6–9) was held at the Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on 28 April – 1 May 2013.[2] The prize money of the tournament is 100,000.[3]

Tiebreaks[edit]

In the case that two or more players have equal points, the following criteria were utilized to decide the placings:[3]

  1. The largest number of games played with the black pieces.
  2. The largest number of wins.
  3. The result of the personal match.
  4. The Koya score.
  5. The Sonneborn-Berger score.

Standings[edit]

Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points Black Wins H2H Koya SB
1  Levon Aronian (Armenia) 2809 X ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 0 1 5 3
2  Boris Gelfand (Israel) 2739 ½ X ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 5 2
3  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2783 ½ ½ X 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 5 4 2
4  Michael Adams (England) 2727 ½ 0 1 X ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 5 2
5  Nikita Vitiugov (Russia) 2712 ½ ½ ½ ½ X ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 5 1 0.5 3.5 20.25
6  Laurent Fressinet (France) 2706 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ X 1 ½ ½ ½ 5 1 0.5 3.5 20.00
7  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2801 0 ½ ½ 1 1 0 X ½ ½ ½ 4 2 0.5 3.5
8  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) 2722 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ X 1 1 4 2 0.5 2.5
9  Ding Liren (China) 2707 1 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 X ½ 4 1
10  Peter Svidler (Russia) 2747 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ X 3 4 0

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