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Tal Memorial: Vote For Who Plays!

  • SonofPearl
  • on 3/1/12, 1:46 PM.

The 2012 Tal Memorial will be held from 7-19 June in Moscow, and the six confirmed players so far are: Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Lev Aronian, Teimour Radjabov, Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana.

Another four places have to be filled, but this year the organisers have decided to let the great chess public decide who will fill ONE of the remaining coveted entry spots.

Before you get carried away thinking you can vote for yourself or your best mate Wink, the choice must be made from a list of 13 12 players:

 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2752
 Kamsky, Gata  USA 2741
 Adams, Michael  ENG 2735
 Wang, Hao  CHN 2733
 Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR 2727
 Giri, Anish  NED 2717
 Polgar, Judit HUN 2709
 Jobava, Baadur  GEO 2706
 Shirov, Alexei LAT 2701
 Sutovsky, Emil  ISR 2700
 Le, Quang Liem  VIE 2698
 McShane, Luke J ENG 2691
 Hou, Yifan CHN 2639

 

Voting is now open, and will continue until 15:00 UTC on 15 March.

To cast your vote go to the Russia Chess website here, and make your choice in the bottom panel of the right hand column.

Who will YOU be voting for?

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  • 3 years ago

    ClaudioP

    Why Anand do not take part at these recent tournaments?

  • 3 years ago

    Huyen_Linh

    Hou Yifan for sure! Smile I don't know if 2 votes are avaible, but I will also be happy voting for Judit Polgar

  • 3 years ago

    platolag

    I voted for Hou

  • 3 years ago

    wandafish

    voted for Yifan

     

     

     

    Whom do you want to see among Tal Memorial – 2012 participants?

    Всего голосов: 4649

    McShane, Luke J ENG 2691     19,01% 884 Чел.
    Shirov, Alexei LAT 2701     17,98% 836 Чел.
    Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2752     12,09% 562 Чел.
    Le, Quang Liem VIE 2698     11,03% 513 Чел.
    Hou, Yifan CHN 2639     10,09% 469 Чел.
    Polgar, Judit HUN 2709     8,56% 398 Чел.
    Sutovsky, Emil ISR 2700     6,11% 284 Чел.
    Giri, Anish NED 2717     4,82% 224 Чел.
    Kamsky, Gata USA 2741     3,38% 157 Чел.
    Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 2727     2,34% 109 Чел.
    Jobava, Baadur GEO 2706     2,17% 101 Чел.
    Adams, Michael ENG 2735     1,79% 83 Чел.
    Wang, Hao CHN 2733     0,62% 29 Чел.

  • 3 years ago

    wandafish

    double post, sorry Innocent

  • 3 years ago

    Nao83

    8 players have been invited Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Lev Aronian, Teimour Radjabov, Hikaru Nakamura, Fabiano Caruana as above, plusAlexander Grischuk and Vassily Ivanchuk (I guess they have not confirmed yet).

    Another russian player will joint the others, probably one between Morozevich, Karjakin and Svidler  (this explains their absence in the list).

    Finally, one will be chosen by public vote.

  • 3 years ago

    SuperCourgette

    I like McShane too but he might well decline such an invitation if the votes are for him.

  • 3 years ago

    Sadalmelik

    McShane,because mamedyarov sucks,polgar is old story and shirov is boring.

  • 3 years ago

    MyNameIsLuke

    My vote goes to Luke McShane

  • 3 years ago

    tarpon777

    Judit Polgar she is stronger now after children and plays like Fischer.

  • 3 years ago

    Dr_Rotinaj

    Baad Jobava

    Most sacrafices of any active player (above some game threshold). 

  • 3 years ago

    gregdocot

    Ruslan Ponomariov. He would have never become a (ex) FIDE KO champion if he is not good. He plays good chess and the record (of his games) speaks.

  • 3 years ago

    Alchemos2011

    I voted Hou Yifan. 

  • 3 years ago

    stueym

    McShane for me, for the same reason as gambitgareth. But plenty of good choices there - Hou, Polgar, Shirov and Quang Liem in particular would be great to see.

  • 3 years ago

    SuperCourgette

    Hum, didn't realise Hou Yifan was in the list and voted for Judit Polgar. It's a shame. She would really deserve it!

  • 3 years ago

    ultrajohn

    Hou is leading the current tally! wahaha

  • 3 years ago

    fabelhaft

    Mamedyarov for me, he's the highest rated of the alternatives and shared first in Tal Memorial 2010. Apart from that he often plays fun chess.

  • 3 years ago

    ultrajohn

    Let's give Hou a chance to prove herself,  in the world of men's chess! hehe

  • 3 years ago

    gambitgareth

    mcshane for me - for those that followed london chess classic - he gave the field a lot of problems. and at that time there were 4 2800+ ranked players

    I think its important that anish is relegated to the 'coffee house'... although lots of people are interested in seeing hou yifan .... i am too :D - or ponomariov ;)

  • 3 years ago

    mukhlisali

    McShane

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