Sunday, 23 June 2013

Gelfand wins Tal Memorial

In a somewhat surprising outcome, Boris Gelfand is the outright winner of the 2013 Tal Memorial. He drew his last round game with Vladimir Kramnik quite quickly, and watched as his closest rivals failed to close the gap, after most of them also drew. Not only did the draw gice Gelfand first place, but it also relegated Kramnik to last place, assuming Morozevich converts his overwhelming advantage against Nakamura.
Top seed Magnus Carlsen finished outright second, half a point behind Gelfand, while Dmitry Andreykin finished equal third. Andreykin was the highest placed Russian player, well ahead of Karjakin, Morozevich and Kramnik. Caruana and Mamedyarov would both be happy with their joint third finishes, while Nakamura may be wondering if his 'take no prisoners' approach gave him the result he deserved.


Anonymous said...

"Take no prisoners" indeed. He won more (4) games and lost more (4) games than anyone else.

Chris. said...

You can be sure though that he is going to have his pick from all the tournament invites. (Maybe this is a long term plan)