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Exciting finish in the Tal Memorial – Magnus Carlsen lifts the trophy!

Exciting finish in the Tal Memorial – Magnus Carlsen lifts the trophy!

In the fantastic turn of the events in the final round of the 2012 Tal Memorial, Magnus Carlsen defeated Luke McShane and took the winner’s trophy, repeating the success from the last year’s edition. He did get a little help from Levon Aronian who won against Fabiano Caruana, preventing the Italian star from achieving probably [...]

Fabiano Caruana eying the trophy at Tal Memorial

Fabiano Caruana eying the trophy at Tal Memorial

Italian champion Fabiano Caruana defeated Vladimir Kramnik in the penultimate round of the Tal Memorial to move into the sole lead with one game to go. Kramnik, who was the joint leader after the 6th round, suffered two consecutive losses with black pieces and slipped down in the standings. The game was fairly balanced, with [...]

Five players share the lead in Tal Memorial

Five players share the lead in Tal Memorial

The two earlier leaders, Alexander Morozevich and Vladimir Kramnik, were defeated in the 7th round of the Tal Memorial by the tail-enders Evgeny Tomashevsky and Luke McShane, respectively. Such development complicates the things with only two rounds remaining as now five players are equal first with 4 points each. Alexander Morozevich took up the King’s [...]

Alexander Morozevich sole leader in Tal Memorial

Alexander Morozevich sole leader in Tal Memorial

Alexander Morozevich won an exciting game against Levon Aronian in the 5th round of the Tal Memorial and moved into the sole lead with 4 points, a full point ahead of the nearest followers. Moro lined some sort of the Triangle Stonewall with black pieces, but this probably wasn’t a great surprise for the Armenian [...]

Teimour Radjabov and Alexander Morozevich joint leaders in Tal Memorial

Teimour Radjabov and Alexander Morozevich joint leaders in Tal Memorial

Alexander Morozevich defeated his compatriot Alexander Grischuk in the third round of the 2012 Tal Memorial to catch Teimour Radjabov on the shared first place. Despite the slightly eccentric play in the opening, Grischuk actually picked up the initiative some time in the late middlegame. But then he underestimated the counter-sacrifice which gave Morozevich excellent [...]

Teimour Radjabov with second victory in Tal Memorial

Teimour Radjabov with second victory in Tal Memorial

Teimour Radjabov emerged the sole leader of the 2012 Tal Memorial with 2/2 after beating Luke McShane with black pieces. The Englishman used the interesting move 5.b3 in the Rossolimo Sicilian, following in the footsteps of the World Champion Anand from the recent WCC match. Apparently he didn’t have time for thorough preparation and ended [...]

Live games weekend at Chessdom.com

Live games weekend at Chessdom.com

The European Football Championship 2012 has attracted millions of fans in front of the TV screens making it the top competition of the month. But if we have to name other sports that attract large attention, this month chess should be certainly among the most viewed. With the start of Tal Memorial 2012, close to [...]

Mikhail Tal Memorial – Round 1 Pairings

Mikhail Tal Memorial – Round 1 Pairings

The 7th Mikhail Tal Memorial will take place from 7th to 19th June, 2012, in Moscow, Russia. The opening ceremony was held on 7th June at 18:00. Instead of the usual drawing of lots there was a blitz tournament to determine the starting numbers in the main event. The numbers are assigned according to the [...]

Mikhail Tal Memorial 2012 – Blitz Tournament and Regulations

Mikhail Tal Memorial 2012 – Blitz Tournament and Regulations

The 7th Mikhail Tal Memorial will take place from 7th to 19th June, 2012, in Moscow, Russia. The opening ceremony will be held on 7th June at 18:00. Instead of the usual drawing of lots there will be a blitz tournament to determine the starting numbers in the main event. The numbers will be assigned [...]

Mikhail Tal Memorial 2012 – Pashkov House is the playing venue

Mikhail Tal Memorial 2012 – Pashkov House is the playing venue

The 7th Mikhail Tal Memorial will take place from 7th to 19th June, 2012, in Moscow, Russia. Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian, Teimour Radjabov, Hikaru Nakamura, Fabiano Caruana, Alexander Morozevich, Alexander Grischuk, Evgeny Tomashevsky and winner of the voting contest Luke McShane participate in the round robin tournament. The Tal Memorial is the first [...]

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