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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Mikhail Tal Chess Memorial from June 7

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Hi everyone,

The 7th Mikhail Tal Chess Memorial will take place from 7th to 19th June, 2012, in Moscow, Russia, according to the Russia Chess Federation website.

The RCF reports that Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian and Vladimir Kramnik have already confirmed their participation. The venue, tournament format and other participants will be announced later. The previous edition was held in November 2011, but this time the tournament is moved to June.

Mikhail Tal Memorial, winners of the previous editions:
2006 – Levon Aronian, Peter Leko, Ruslan Ponomariov – 5½ /9
2007 – Vladimir Kramnik 6½ /9
2008 – Vassily Ivanchuk 6 /9
2009 – Vladimir Kramnik 6½ /9
2010 – Levon Aronian, Sergey Karjakin, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov – 5½ /9
2011 – Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian – 5½ /9

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