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Tal Memorial: Anand catches Mamedyarov on top

Rounds 4-6 of the rapid tournament of Tal Memorial were played in the Museum of the Russian Impressionism in Moscow on March 3.

Viswanathan Anand made draws with Peter Svidler and Vladimir Kramnik and defeated Hikaru Nakamura to catch up with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. The leaders have scored 4 points each.

Alexander Grischuk and Vladimir Kramnik are trailing by half a point.

Anand Tal Memorial

Standings after 6 rounds:

1-2. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Viswanathan Anand – 4
3-4. Alexander Grischuk, Vladimir Kramnik – 3.5
5-7. Hikaru Nakamura, Sergey Karjakin, Boris Gelfand – 3
8-10. Ian Nepomniachtchi, Peter Svidler, Daniil Dubov – 2.

The final three rounds of the rapid competition will be played on Sunday, March 4.

Round 7 pairings:

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

Photo by Eteri Kublashvili

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