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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Watch Live Tal Chess Memorial 2013

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Hi everyone, 
GM Hikaru Nakamura (second from right) during the pairings blitz which he won on Wednesday. 

The very exciting Eighth Tal Chess Memorial 2013 has begun in Moscow with the first round pairings being:

Dmitry Andreikin - Alexander Morozevich
Viswanathan Anand - Fabiano Caruana
Boris Gelfand - Sergey Karjakin
Magnus. Carlsen - Vladimir Kramnik
Hikaru Nakamura - Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

The traditional round-robin Grandmaster Super Chess Tournament 'Tal Memorial' will run in Moscow from June 12 to 24. Match days: 13-15, 17-19 and 21-23 June. Games and video broadcasts start at 15.00. Beginning of the last round will be 13.00. International Arbiter Andrzej Filipowicz (Andrzej Filipowicz, Poland) is taking care of the proceedings.

Time control: 1 hour 40 minutes for 40 moves + 50 minutes for 20 moves + 15 minutes to the end of the game with 30 seconds to each the move from the first. Participants are not allowed to enter the tournament in talks to draw up the 40th move, inclusive. All participants are required to comment on their roles in the press center after each round. The prize fund is 1,00,000 euros.
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