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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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  • 2 years ago

    Nao83

    Pinoy_Tigran read this

    http://susanpolgar.blogspot.it/2012/03/thoughts-about-russian-chess.html

    It is quite unfair that Le Quamng Liem and all his fans are going to pay for the unfairness of one person.

    They should have just taken more care when they organized the whole thing.

  • 2 years ago

    Pinoy_Tigran

    faq: why is Le, Quamng Liem of Vietnam was deleted in the list?...thanks for the answer..Godblest!

  • 2 years ago

    SonofPearl

    @ gabrielconroy Luke McShane won the vote from Shirov 2nd and Mamedyarov 3rd. I'm hoping to hear whether Luke has been invited and whether he accepts before writing a follow up...Smile

  • 2 years ago

    gabrielconroy

    So...who won?

  • 2 years ago

    Steve212000

    vote for kamskeySmile

  • 2 years ago

    julian8x8

    Kramnik of course

  • 2 years ago

    simaopereira

    What about Ivanchuk??

  • 2 years ago

    yameen123

    to vote do you have to go to the russian game site? it's all written in Russian!

  • 2 years ago

    yameen123

    how does someone get on the list?

  • 2 years ago

    gabrielconroy

    Probably because Luke McShane is just as exciting a player, and possibly even more talented (he doesn't currently play professionally).

  • 2 years ago

    IamVoltaire

    How can anyone NOT choose Hou Yifan? She is probably 2700+ strength and just won Tradewinds. Very exciting player.

  • 2 years ago

    gregdocot

    Ruslan Ponomariov. A competitor. A strong player. Good for chess, in general. And the Tal Memorial Tournament. 

  • 2 years ago

    wrothgar

    Giri,Pono,Polgar and Mc Shane for me(",)

  • 2 years ago

    kinetics

    Any news of a Filipino Gm So.......i go for asian tigers gm so and gm quang liem.....

  • 2 years ago

    yameen123

    i've played the Tai Mem. game and liked it.

  • 2 years ago

    fischerblanca

    Shirov, Yiffan, leko, short, and adams

  • 2 years ago

    gregdocot

    Ruslan Ponomariov. A competitor and plays good chess. Good for chess and the Tal Menorial Tournament.

  • 2 years ago

    HiepKhachHanh

    Le Quang Liem is the best choise.

    He has voted to increase the number of mutations for several reasons:
    - First,the Vietnamese love chess very much (both chess & chinese chess)
    - Second,The press reported heavily’s Vietnam focus on this poll

    - Last, the Vietnamese is really unite. You can verify the fact that the vote for Ha Long Bay past

    Regards,

    HKH - from Viet Nam

  • 2 years ago

    Sahasrara

    Top 6 voted player will move on, am I correct? If so, I hope McShane, Giri and Shirov make it :D

  • 2 years ago

    SonofPearl

    @ shadowc - I'm not sure because I've already voted, but you may be right.

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