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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 places taken in the blitz standings.

The time control was 3’+2” replay games with analysis.

Final standings: 1. Morozevich, 2. Carlsen – 6,5 each; 3. Grischuk, 4. Radjabov – 5,5; 5. Aronian, 6. Nakamura – 5; 7.Tomashevsky – 3,5; 8. McShane – 3; 9. Kramnik – 2,5; 10. Caruana – 2.

Thus the round 1 pairings of the Tal Memorial are:
Morozevich – Caruana
Carlsen – Kramnik
Grischuk – McShane
Radjabov – Tomashevsky
Aronian – Nakamura

Alexander Morozevich

Alexander Morozevich

Live games with analysis (8th June at 15:00 Moscow time)

Mikhail Tal Memorial 2012 – Regulations

The blitz tournament offered a separate prize fund of 15,000 euros.
The prizes are distributed as follows:
1st place 5 000 EUR / 2nd place 3 000 EUR / 3rd place 2 000 EUR / 4th place 1 500 EUR / 5th place 1 000 EUR / 6th place 700 EUR / 7th place 600 EUR / 8th place 500 EUR / 9th place 400 EUR / 10th place 300 EUR

Photos by Eteri Kublashvili and Vladimir Barsky

Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen

Mikhail Tal Memorial - Blitz Tournament

Mikhail Tal Memorial - Blitz Tournament

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