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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tal Chess Memorial Complete Players' List Announced

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Hi everyone,

According to an update via, the players' list for the is now complete. The 7th Mikhail Tal Memorial will take place from June 7-19 in in Moscow, Russia.

Mikhail Tal - Eighth world chess champion

The players listed earlier were Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian, Radjabov Teimour, Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana. The venue, tournament format and other participants will be announced later. The final list of players now includes Alexander Morozevich, Alexander Grischuk, Evgeny Tomashevsky and winner of the voting contest Luke McShane. McShane still needs to arrange a leave from his regular job.

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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