Held between September 26th and October 6th, the Tal Memorial is held in honour of former World Champion, Mikhail Tal (1936-1992). The event has seen many guises, but is now a classical event, with a blitz event taking place prior to round-1 in order to determine the draw. Competitors for the 2016 edition: Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian, Viswanathan Anand, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Anish Giri, Li Chao, Peter Svidler, Boris Gelfand, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Evgeny Tomashevsky.
The Tal Memorial concluded in Moscow, with Ian Nepomniachtchi crowned the winner. The final round was played on Thursday October 6th. It saw only one decisive round, which was Shakhriyar Mamedyarov’s nice win over Vladimir Kramnik. Mamedyarov, playing White, clearly intended to sharpen play with his 19.g4(!?) but Kramnik seemed […check it out!]