Chess News

Riga to host its own Mikhail Tal Memorial

Organized by the Tal Foundation

Tal mug

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.

News via

Chessdom is dedicated to professional and independent coverage of chess news and events from all over the globe! Join us for live chess games, interviews, video and photo reports, and social media reactions. Follow the development of the strongest chess software, which affects all chess today, via the Top Chess Engine Championship with its 24/7 live broadcast with chat.

Copyright © 2007-2022

To Top