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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Tal Chess Memorial - Teimour Radjabov Leads With Perfect Score After Two Rounds

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Teimour Radjabov - leading in Moscow

Teimour Radjabov won his second game in a row to become sole leader at the Mikhail Tal Chess Memorial in Moscow after two rounds. He beat Luke McShane with the Black pieces.

Meanwhile, Vladimir Kramnik defeated Alexander Grischuk. Also, Alexander Morozevih allowed Magnus Carlsen to escape! Evgeny Tomashevsky and Levon Aronian drew their game as did Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura. The latter played a long chess game lasting seven hours and 107 moves.

Round 2 results:
Kramnik – Grischuk 1-0
McShane – Radjabov 0-1
Caruana – Nakamura draw
Morozevich – Carlsen draw
Tomashevsky – Aronian draw

Round 2 standings:
1. Radjabov 2; 2-4. Morozevich, Kramnik, Aronian 1,5; 5-6. Carlsen, Grischuk 1; 7-9. Nakamura, Tomashevsky, Caruana 0,5; 10. McShane 0.

Round 3 pairings: Carlsen – Caruana, Grischuk – Morozevich, Radjabov – Kramnik, Aronian – McShane and Nakamura – Tomashevsky.

Photos/text by Eteri Kublashvili (Tal Chess Memorial Official Website

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