Tal Memorial 2016

Another strong tournament is happening beginning this weekend. It is still strong, with an average rating of 2760, despite the absence of the World Champion, Magnus Carlsen, and the Americans (you know who).

See line up in the press release below:

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PRESS RELEASE

The 10th Tal Memorial will take place from September 25 – October 6, 2016, in the Museum of Russian Impressionism in Moscow. The tournament is part of the project Chess in Museums which the Russian Chess Federation has been supporting together with the Timchenko Foundation since 2012. The general sponsor of the event is the Russian Highways state company.

Prize fund: 200 000 USD.

The tournament is 9-round round-robin with classical time control. IA Anatoly Bykhovsky is a chief arbiter.

The players in the Tal-Memorial do have a rating-average of 2760 (category 21). Here’s the lineup:

NameCountryRating
Vladimir Kramnik Russia2808
Levon Aronian Armenia2795
Viswanathan Anand India2776
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Azerbaijan2761
Anish Giri Netherlands2755
Li Chao China2746
Peter Svidler Russia2745
Boris Gelfand Israel2743
Ian Nepomniachtchi Russia2740
Evgeny Tomashevsky Russia2731
 

The opening ceremony and lots-drawing blitz tournament will take place on September 25 at 6 pm. Playing days are September 26 through October 6, with two rest days on September 28 and October 3.

Replay all games.

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