Thursday, 13 June 2013

2013 Tal Memorial

The next of the Super-GM events has kicked off this evening, with the 2013 Tal Memorial starting in Moscow. Once again the majority of the worlds elite have been invited, along with a couple of 'local picks' (Gelfand and Andeikan actually).
The tournament started with the now traditional blitz event which allowed the winner, Hikaru Nakamura, to pick his own starting number. This may have not been as helpful as it looked, as he happened to the be the first player to finish in the opening round. Unfortunately he got carved up pretty badly (and quickly), by Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. At the time of writing, the rest of the games are still in progress, with the position relatively balanced.
Live coverage (including video and commentary) available from

Nakamura,Hikaru - Mamedyarov,Shakhriyar [D38]
Tal Memorial Sydney Moscow (1), 14.06.2013

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Like the idea of the Tal Memorial being played in Sydney...