4 March 2018

Viswanathan Anand Wins Rapid Part of Tal Memorial

Sergey Karjakin is third. 

Photo by Eteri Kublashvili
Photo by Eteri Kublashvili

Final three rounds of the rapid tournament of Tal Memorial were played in the Museum of the Russian Impressionism in Moscow on March 4. 

Viswanathan Anand won the rapid part of the super tournament with 6 points out of 9.

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Sergey Karjakin, and Hikaru Nakamura are half a point behind. Thanks to the superior tie-break, Mamedyarov took the second place, while Karjakin is the third.

Final standings:

1. Viswanathan Anand - 6 
2-4. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura - 5
5-6. Boris Gelfand, Alexander Grischuk - 4.5
7-8. Vladimir Kramnik, Daniil Dubov - 4 
9-10. Peter Svidler, Ian Nepomniachtchi - 3.5.

On March 5, the second part of Tal Memorial - blitz tournament, will take place in the Central Chess Club in Moscow. (Gogolevsky Boulevard, 14, bld. 1). Vladislav Artemiev (2834), Dmitry Andreikin (2828), Vladimir Fedoseev (2688), and Alexander Morozevich (2663) will join the participants of the rapid part.

The games begin at 2 p.m. Moscow time. Free entrance.

Tournament page