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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Tal Chess Memorial Round 6: Kramnik Catches up with Morozevich for Joint Lead; Morozevich Loses to Nakamura

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Alexander Morozevich in Joint Lead with Vladimir Kramnik at Tal Chess Memorial after six rounds.

The 7th Tal Chess Memorial resumed on Saturday after a day's break. Six rounds had been played till Friday and the talk of the previous round was leader Alexander Morozevich's loss to US Chess Champion Hikaru Nakamura.

This allowed Vladimir Kramnik - who beat Evgeny Tomashevsky - to catch up for a joint lead. Fabiano Caruana beat Luke McShane. Other games were drawn.

Round 6 standings:
1-2. Morozevich, Kramnik - 4, 3-5. Carlsen, Radjabov, Caruana - 3,5, 6. Nakamura - 3, 7-8. Grischuk, Aronian - 2,5, 9. McShane - 2, 10. Tomashevsky - 1,5

You can watch the tournament live a the official website. You can check out Nakamura's inspiration play with Chess King.

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