Tal Memorial 2011 Line-Up Announced

Tal Memorial 2011 Line-Up Announced

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The Russian Chess Federation has announced the line-up for the 2011 Tal Memorial, and barring any late withdrawals it promises to be the tournament highlight of the year.

The 2011 Tal Memorial will run from 16-25 November in Moscow, and will feature 10 of the best players in the world in a single round-robin competition.  There will be one rest day on 21 November, and games start at 15:00 local time (11:00 UTC), except the last round which is 3 hours earlier.

The full line-up with rankings on the official Sept 2011 list:

Name Nat Rank Elo
Magnus Carlsen NOR 1
Viswanathan Anand IND 2 2817
Levon Aronian ARM 3 2807
Vladimir Kramnik RUS 4 2791
Sergey Karjakin RUS 5 2772
Vassily Ivanchuk UKR 7 2765
Hikaru Nakamura USA 12 2753
Boris Gelfand ISR 15 2746
Peter Svidler RUS 16 2740
Ian Nepomniachtchi RUS 24 2718


The inclusion of world title challenger Boris Gelfand will see him face Vishy Anand before their match next year. With the RCF expected to provide their now customary excellent video coverage of the event, this is definitely one not to miss!

Full news item (in Russian) here.

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