Ian Nepomniachtchi wins Tal Memorial 2016

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A big achievement by Ian Nepomniachtchi in 10th Mikhail Tal Memorial 2016 tournament in Moscow, Russia. He came out the sole leader after he drew his game against Boris Gelfand in the last and final round, while his closest rival in the tournament, Anish Giri, drew his game as well against Li Chao.

The match between Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Vladimir Kramnik was the only game decided in the 9th round, in favor of the former. Replay games below: [replay]

Replay all the games in: 10th Mikhail Tal Memorial 2016 (Moscow RUS)

All Draws in Round 7 Tal Memorial 2016

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It was a quiet day at Moscow, as all 5 games were drawn in the 7th round of Tal Memorial 2016.

Round 7 match-ups and results follow:

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Isle of Man International Chess Tournament 2016

Update: Check out this page for the latest news about: Chess.com Isle of Man International Chess Tournament 2016.

The Chess.com Isle of Man International Chess Tournament is happening next weekend, from Sat 1st to Sun 9th October 2016. The Masters section is a 138-player 9-round Swiss system of play.

Rate of play (Masters): 100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the remaining moves, with 30 seconds added per move from the start.

The top 20 participants in the Masters section follow:

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Check out the rest of the Masters participants here.

Official website.

Update: Check out this page for the latest news about: Chess.com Isle of Man International Chess Tournament 2016.

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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The Rapports

Chess24 had a great interview with the Rapport couple. Richard Rapport (ELO 2752) played Board 1 for Hungary Open team, while his wife Jovana is a WGM (ELO 2318) and also played Board 1 for Serbia Women’s team, in Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad.

I think they’re a great chess couple:

The Rapports. Photo by: Camilla Jovard

The Rapports. Photo by: Camilla Jovard

And I wonder what Mr. Sinquefield has to say about bringing the Rapports to the U.S.?