Tal Memorial 2018 in Moscow: LIVE

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3/5/2018 – In memory of Mikhail Tal, the 11th Tal Memorial takes place in Moscow from March 2nd-4th, with a blitz tournament on March 5th. The venue is the Museum of Russian Impressionists in Moscow. Participants are Mamedyarov, Kramnik, Svidler, Nepomniachtchi, Anand, Dubov, Nakamura, Gelfand, Karjakin and Grishuk. Watch live with video updates and more from the venue by Sagar Shah and Amruta Mokal

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The tournament is a single round-robin tournament with 14 players:

Hikaru Nakamura, Viswanathan Anand, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Vladimir Kramnik, Alexander Grischuk, Peter Svidler, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Sergey Karjakin, Daniil Dubov, Boris Gelfand, Dmitry Andreikin, Vladislav Artemiev, Alexander Morozevich and Vladimir Fedoseev.

The time control is 5 minutes plus 3 seconds per move for the game. The prize fund is USD $30,000 with $10,000 for first place.

Final standings 


Games and commentary


Commentary by GMs A. Kosteniuk and E. Miroshnichenko | ChessCast on Livestream


The tournament was nine rounds of rapid (25 minutes + 10 seconds increment), followed by a blitz tournament of 13 rounds (5 minutes + 3 seconds increment). For the rapid tournament we have the following participants (in order of rapid rating):

Hikaru Nakamura, Viswanathan Anand, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Vladimir Kramnik, Alexander Grischuk, Peter Svidler, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Sergey Karjakin, and Daniil Dubov, Boris Gelfand.

The four remaining players for the blitz event are yet to be named.

There is a USD $130,000 prize fund, with $25,000 for first place.

All games


Final standings



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macauley macauley 3/5/2018 06:04
@ulyssesganesh - Too late for this year, but maybe next time :)
daftarche daftarche 3/5/2018 03:41
rapid and classical are two different formats.
malllanna malllanna 3/5/2018 12:09
Indian tiger is back ,excellent job by vishy (the king of rapid)
ulyssesganesh ulyssesganesh 3/4/2018 06:51
well, vishy has recently won the world rapid chess ch., and now the rapid section of tal memorial chess ch., and he is the five time world chess champ! will he be given a wild card in the candidates!?