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Tal Memorial 2010 & World Blitz Championship

Tal Memorial 2010 & World Blitz Championship

The Tal Memorial takes place in Moscow from 5-14 November.  Ten players compete in a single round-robin event headed by top seed Lev Aronian, the new world #3.

Following straight on from this powerful competition is the World Blitz Championship from 16-18 November, where all of the Tal Memorial players will take part and are joined in addition by 12 more top GMs including Magnus Carlsen, Peter Svidler, Ruslan Ponomariov, Teimour Radjabov, Fabiano Caruana and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.

The Tal Memorial line-up:

 Levon Aronian ARM 2801
 Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2791
 Alexander Grischuk RUS 2771
 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov AZE 2763
 Sergey Karjakin RUS 2760
 Pavel Eljanov UKR 2742
 Boris Gelfand ISR 2741
 Hikaru Nakamura USA 2741
 Alexei Shirov ESP 2735
 Wang Hao CHN 2727


Two great events for the price of one! The official website (in Russian) is here.  Look out for updates at Chess.com!

[UPDATE: Video of the drawing of lots]

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