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Viswanathan Anand wins Tal Memorial rapid

Final three rounds of the rapid tournament of Tal Memorial were played in the Museum of the Russian Impressionism in Moscow on March 4.

Viswanathan Anand won the rapid part of the super tournament with 6 points out of 9.

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Sergey Karjakin, and Hikaru Nakamura are half a point behind. Thanks to the superior tie-break, Mamedyarov took the second place, while Karjakin is the third.

Blitz event with 14 players will take place on 5th March.

Viswanathan Anand wins Tal Memorial rapid

Final standings:

1. Viswanathan Anand – 6
2-4. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura – 5
5-6. Boris Gelfand, Alexander Grischuk – 4.5
7-8. Vladimir Kramnik, Daniil Dubov – 4
9-10. Peter Svidler, Ian Nepomniachtchi – 3.5.

Photo by Eteri Kublashvili

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