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Gelfand wins 8th Tal Memorial
Sunday, June 23, 2013 15:07
Boris Gelfand won the 8th Tal Memorial on Sunday with a 6/9 score and a 2900 performance rating. The Israeli grandmaster drew quickly with Black against Vladimir Kramnik, who was probably happy for his disastrous tournament to be over as soon as possible. Magnus Carlsen was the only player who could catch Gelfand, but the Norwegian got into...
Saturday, June 22, 2013 19:39
Boris Gelfand kept his half point lead in the penultimate round of the Tal Memorial in Moscow. The Israeli grandmaster drew his game with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov while Hikaru Nakamura, who was trailing by half a point, was defeated by Magnus Carlsen. The Norwegian is now in second place, half a point behind Gelfand. Fabiano Caruana beat Alexander...
Boris Gelfand
Friday, June 21, 2013 21:08
Boris Gelfand is the new leader at the Tal Memorial in Moscow. The Israeli grandmaster defeated Hikaru Nakamura in a Sveshnikov on Friday, and overtook his opponent in first place. In the seventh round Dmitry Andreikin broke the spell and became the first Russian player to win a game, at the expense of his compatriot Vladimir Kramnik. On Saturday...
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 22:19
At the Tal Memorial, Hikaru Nakamura is the sole leader once again after beating Vishy Anand with Black on Wednesday. The American grandmaster played 3...g6 in a Ruy Lopez, became active on the kingside and eventually decided the game in a knight ending. The other four games ended in draws. Thursday is a rest day. All photos © Lennart Ootes After...
Tal R5: Gelfand joins Nakamura in the lead, Carlsen crushes Anand
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 17:46
In the fifth round of the Tal Memorial in Moscow Boris Gelfand joined Hikaru Nakamura in the lead. The Israeli grandmaster beat Alexander Morozevich, while Nakamura drew quickly with Dmitry Andreikin. In their last game before the World Championship match, Magnus Carlsen scored a crushing victory against Viswanathan Anand; it was a Nimzo-Indian...
Monday, June 17, 2013 17:41
Hikaru Nakamura is the sole leader after four rounds at the Tal Memorial in Moscow. On Monday the American grandmaster scored his third straight victory with Black in a Najdorf against Fabiano Caruana, while all other games ended in draws. All photos © Lennart Ootes After the first rest day the tournament continued on Monday. Before we get to that...
Saturday, June 15, 2013 20:34
Fabiana Caruana, Boris Gelfand, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Hikaru Nakamura are tied for first place after three rounds at the Tal Memorial in Moscow. Yet another amazing round saw three decisive games: Caruana defeated Magnus Carlsen, who misplayed a drawn rook ending, Nakamura won against Karjakin thanks to good preparation and excellent play in a...
Friday, June 14, 2013 18:37
Boris Gelfand, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Magnus Carlsen are tied for first place after two rounds at the Tal Memorial in Moscow. These three players won one game and drew one. Vladimir Kramnik is on 0/2 after losing to Hikaru Nakamura on Friday in a Fianchetto King's Indian. Gelfand defeated Fabiano Caruana in a theoretical Najdorf. Caruana vs...
Carlsen, Caruana, Mamedyarov start with wins at Tal Memorial
Thursday, June 13, 2013 19:13
Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won their first games at the Tal Memorial in Moscow, Russia. On Thursday, Mamedyarov defeated Hikaru Nakamura quickly with the black pieces from a Ragozin. Caruana slowly outplayed Vishy Anand, also with Black, in a Ruy Lopez and Carlsen beat Kramnik in a bishop ending, where the opening...
Tal Memorial: Nakamura wins the blitz, full pairings now known
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 21:05
Hikaru Nakamura won the blitz tournament which opened the 8th Tal Memorial super tournament in Moscow, Russia on Wednesday. The American grandmaster finished on an undefeated 7/9, half a point more than Vishy Anand. In ranking order of the blitz final standings, the players could choose their lot numbers and this led to the following first round...

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