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Tal Memorial 2012 Line-up Announced

  • SonofPearl
  • on 3/21/12, 11:49 AM.

The line-up for the 2012 Tal Memorial has been confirmed, with 10 players taking part in the event in Moscow from 7-19 June.

The final entry spots went to Alexander Grischuk, Alexander Morozevich, Evgeny Tomashevsky and the winner of the controversial fan vote Luke McShane.

Luke McShane's participation is dependent on his arranging leave from his full-time job in the City of London!

The full line-up:

 Name Nat Rank Elo
 Magnus Carlsen NOR 1 2835
 Levon Aronian ARM 2 2820
 Vladimir Kramnik RUS 3 2801
 Teimour Radjabov AZE 5 2784
 Hikaru Nakamura USA 6 2771
 Fabiano Caruana ITA 7 2767
 Alexander Morozevich RUS 9 2765
 Alexander Grischuk RUS 11 2761
 Evgeny Tomashevsky RUS 17 2736
 Luke McShane ENG 58 2691

 

Last year Magnus Carlsen won the tournament, narrowly beating Lev Aronian on superior tie-breaks after both finished with a score of 5½/9.  The only other returning players from 2011 are Vladimir Kramnik and Hikaru Nakamura , both of whom had a disappointing result that they will want to improve upon this year.

A happy Carlsen after winning in 2011

Magnus Carlsen 20.jpg


Who is your favourite to win the 2012 tournament in honour of the great Mikhail Tal?

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3 votes

Comments


  • 3 years ago

    cimzowitsch

    go moro....GO

  • 3 years ago

    Twobit

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  • 3 years ago

    yograjmatrx

    Magnus Carlsen

  • 3 years ago

    jesterville

    Anand will pocket $1.5M after beheading Gelfand soon...so he can afford to just chill after this match...why rush into another Tournament so soon?

    This lineup is great...looking forward to these games.

  • 3 years ago

    Twobit

    Morozevich!

  • 3 years ago

    Ohanessian

    Aronian!

  • 3 years ago

    joemelpasco

    caruana is my favorite!!

  • 3 years ago

    Lawdoginator

    Go Naka! 

  • 3 years ago

    bingo_gambit

    Mcshane is the longshot here. Go Luke!

  • 3 years ago

    LORYGRA

    Go Caruana! Gooo!!!

  • 3 years ago

    lbtr74aao

    Aronian

  • 3 years ago

    kirgar

    go Moro !! you deserve top five !!

  • 3 years ago

    Gamer2O12

    Where is Shirov!?

  • 3 years ago

    fabelhaft

    Carlsen has a stunning sequence of results counting from Linares 2009: 18 round robins, finishing top three every time and performing 2815+ in 16 of them.

  • 3 years ago

    SonofPearl

    Keshav_Gautam13 Anand is defending his world championship from 11-18 May, so he will be in need of a serious rest after that!

  • 3 years ago

    fabelhaft

    Looking at the 2010 and 2011 editions of the tournament, Kramnik's results are surprisingly bad with 7th and 8-9th while Aronian shared first both times.

  • 3 years ago

    Keshav_Gautam13

    What about Anand??

  • 3 years ago

    JKO

    Nakamura deserves to lose this tournament and when i mean lose, i mean he deserves to be in dead last because he's a pompous self-righteous d-bag

  • 3 years ago

    hzag

    Go McShane!

  • 3 years ago

    hakim2005

    Teimour Radjabov for sure

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