Tal Memorial - Round 7

Tal Memorial - Round 7

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Nov 12, 2009, 11:51 PM |
23 | Chess Event Coverage

Round 7 of the Tal Memorial was a quieter affair, with the games generally rather less inspiring than the tournament has been to date.

Nonetheless, there was a great fight between Ivanchuk and Gelfand, where the popular Ukranian came out on top.  Ivanchuk has taken to wearing a face mask while playing in recent rounds, in order to avoid catching the flu bug that is affecting some players, Carlsen in particular.

His decision to don a mask was understandably met with some mirth from his fellow competitors, but if it helps Chucky stay healthy and win, he will have the last laugh!  You gotta love Chucky! Laughing 

Video footage below...

 

 

The standings after round seven:

Kramnik, Vladimir   RUS   2772 *   ½   .   ½   ½   ½   1 1 1 .   5
Anand, Viswanathan  IND  2788 ½  *  ½  ½  .  .  ½  ½  1 1  
Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR  2739 .  ½  *  ½  1 .  ½  1 ½  ½   
Carlsen, Magnus  NOR  2801 ½  ½  ½  *  ½  ½  .  ½  ½  .   
Gelfand, Boris  ISR  2758 ½  .  0 ½  *  1 ½  ½  .  ½   
Aronian, Levon  ARM  2786 ½  .  .  ½  0 *  ½  ½  ½  1  
Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR  2739 0 ½  ½  .  ½  ½  *  .  ½  ½  3
Morozevich, Alexander  RUS  2750 0 ½  0 ½  ½  ½  .  *  .  ½   
Svidler, Peter  RUS  2754 0 0 ½  ½  .  ½  ½  .  *  ½   
Leko, Peter  HUN  2752 .  0 ½  .  ½  0 ½  ½  ½  *   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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