Tal Memorial 2013 will be held on 12th – 24th June in Moscow, Russia. The Russian Chess Federation announced the super strong lineup of this prestigious event.
This will be the second tournament in a row, after the one in Norway, where World Champion Viswanathan Anand will play against his challenger Magnus Carlsen. They will be joined by ex-world champion Vladimir Kramnik, who was very close to the victory at the Candidates Tournament. The big absence will be Armenian Levon Aronian, however, he will play in both the Alekhine Memorial and Norway Chess.
It is also noteworthy the presence of the challenger of the last World Championship match, Boris Gelfand, who will be looking for chances to demonstrate that he is still in shape to battle at the highest level.
The field of ten players will be completed with Russian hope Sergey Karjakin, Dortmund winner Fabiano Caruana, American star Hikaru Nakamura, Azerbaijani Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, crowd-favorite Alexander Morozevich and current Russian champion Dmitry Andreikin.
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