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Riga to host its own Mikhail Tal Memorial

Organized by the Tal Foundation

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Besides the heavyweight Moscow event, another Mikhail Tal Memorial will be held this fall in his hometown Riga. President of the Tal Foundation and daughter of the great Magician, Zana Tal, shared with Latvian Telegraph that Boris Spassky and Victor Korchnoi have already agreed to take participation.

Top Spanish player Alexei Shirov, who is also former resident of Riga, will most likely play as well, if the Memorial is not in conflict with his tournament schedule. Best female players of Riga will demonstrate their skill on the board, along with applicants from Lithuania and Estonia. A total of 20 players are expected to show up at the opening.

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