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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov leading in Tal Memorial

The first three rounds of Tal Memorial were played in the Museum of the Russian Impressionism in Moscow.

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov took the lead with 2.5 points. The Azerbaijani grandmaster defeated Viswanathan Anand and Peter Svidler and made a draw with Vladimir Kramnik.

Alexander Grischuk, Viswanathan Anand and Hikaru Nakamura are half a point behind.

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

Standings after 3 rounds:

1. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov – 2.5
2-4. Alexander Grischuk, Viswanathan Anand, Hikaru Nakamura – 2
5-7. Daniil Dubov, Sergey Karjakin, Vladimir Kramnik – 1.5
8. Boris Gelfand – 1
9-10. Ian Nepomniachtchi, Peter Svidler – 0.5.

Round 4 pairings:

Kramnik – Gelfand, Dubov – Grischuk, Nepomniachtchi – Karjakin, Mamedyarov – Nakamura, Svidler – Anand.

Photo by Eteri Kublashvili

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