Tal Memorial - Round 2

Tal Memorial - Round 2

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There were more fascinating clashes in round two at the Tal Memorial in Moscow, but still no decisive games.  It can only be a matter of time before the equilibrium is disturbed, and someone breaks from the pack.

With a field this strong, it's not easy to decide on the headline game from each round, but today's clash between Kramnik and Anand was probably the main attraction.

In the event, the re-match between last years' world title combatants was the first game to end, with Anand's Grunfeld opening preparation easing him to a comfortable draw using minimal time on the clock.

Most of the other games had promising moments, but the players remain all-square going into the third round tomorrow.   The tension is palpable from thousands of miles away!

Ponomariov pushed hard against Aronian in another exciting Grunfeld, but the Armenian held firm.  Carlsen also tested Morozevich in an unbalanced position, but to no avail.

Games start at 3pm local time again tomorrow.  Live coverage is at the official site here.


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